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Molten salt eutectics from atomistic simulations.  

PubMed

Despite their importance for solar thermal power applications, phase-diagrams of molten salt mixture heat transfer fluids (HTFs) are not readily accessible from first principles. We present a molecular dynamics scheme general enough to identify eutectics of any HTF candidate mixture. The eutectic mixture and temperature are located using the liquid mixture free energy and the pure component solid-liquid free energy differences. The liquid mixture free energy is obtained using thermodynamic integration over particle identity transmutations sampled with molecular dynamics at a single temperature. Drawbacks of conventional phase diagram mapping methodologies are avoided by not considering solid mixtures, thereby evading expensive computations of solid phase free energies. Numerical results for binary and ternary mixtures of alkali nitrates agree well with experimental measurements. PMID:22060319

Jayaraman, Saivenkataraman; Thompson, Aidan P; von Lilienfeld, O Anatole

2011-09-01

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Determination of uranium and rare-earth metals separation coefficients in LiCl KCl melt by electrochemical transient techniques  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main step in the pyrometallurgical process of spent nuclear fuel recycling is a molten salt electrorefining. The knowledge of separation coefficients of actinides (U, Np, Pu and Am) and rare-earth metals (Y, La, Ce, Nd and Gd) is very important for this step. Usually the separation coefficients are evaluated from the formal standard potentials of metals in melts containing their own ions, values obtained by potentiometric method. Electrochemical experiments were carried out at 723-823 K in order to estimate separation coefficients in LiCl-KCl eutectic melt containing uranium and lanthanum trichlorides. It was shown that for the calculation of uranium and lanthanum separation coefficients it is necessary to determine the voltammetric peak potentials of U(III) and La(III), their concentration in the melt and the kinetic parameters relating to U(III) discharge such as transfer and diffusion coefficients, and standard rate constants of charge transfer.

Kuznetsov, S. A.; Hayashi, H.; Minato, K.; Gaune-Escard, M.

2005-09-01

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Modeling of anodic dissolution of U Pu Zr ternary alloy in the molten LiCl KCl electrolyte  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The metallic fuel anode in the molten salt electrorefining step for the pyrometallurgical reprocessing was modeled based on the findings from the anodic dissolution tests using a U Pu Zr ternary alloy. This anode model simulates selective dissolution of uranium and plutonium at lower anode potential, growth of a diffusion controlling layer consisting of a mixture of the molten salt electrolyte and the remaining zirconium metal, and simultaneous dissolution of all the constituents at higher anode potential. The calculation with this model reproduced well the actual anodic behavior of the U Pu Zr ternary alloy such as two-step rapid rise in the anode potential.

Iizuka, Masatoshi; Kinoshita, Kensuke; Koyama, Tadafumi

2005-02-01

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Distillation and condensation of LiCl-KCl eutectic salts for a separation of pure salts from salt wastes from an electrorefining process  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Salt separation and recovery from the salt wastes generated from a pyrochemical process is necessary to minimize the high-level waste volumes and to stabilize a final waste form. In this study, the thermal behavior of the LiCl-KCl eutectic salts containing rare earth oxychlorides or oxides was investigated during a vacuum distillation and condensation process. LiCl was more easily vaporized than the other salts (KCl and LiCl-KCl eutectic salt). Vaporization characteristics of LiCl-KCl eutectic salts were similar to that of KCl. The temperature to obtain the vaporization flux (0.1 g min -1 cm -2) was decreased by much as 150 °C by a reduction of the ambient pressure from 5 Torr to 0.5 Torr. Condensation behavior of the salt vapors was different with the ambient pressure. Almost all of the salt vapors were condensed and were formed into salt lumps during a salt distillation at the ambient pressure of 0.5 Torr and they were collected in the condensed salt storage. However, fine salt particles were formed when the salt distillation was performed at 10 Torr and it is difficult for them to be recovered. Therefore, it is thought that a salt vacuum distillation and condensation should be performed to recover almost all of the vaporized salts at a pressure below 0.5 Torr.

Eun, Hee Chul; Yang, Hee Chul; Lee, Han Soo; Kim, In Tae

2009-12-01

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Catalytic gasification of coal using eutectic salts: recovery, regeneration, and recycle of spent eutectic catalysts.  

PubMed

Catalyst recovery studies were conducted for gasified chars produced from steam gasification of Illinois #6 coal catalyzed with two different catalyst systems. A ternary (43.5 mol% Li2CO3-31.5 mol% Na2COr-25 mol% K2CO3) and a binary (29 mol% Na2CO3-71 mol% K2CO3) eutectic catalyst system were used for gasifying coal. Various extraction schemes, such as water extraction, H2SO4 extraction, and acetic acid extraction, were evaluated with respect to their extraction efficiencies. Effects of major process variables, such as solvent-to-char ratio, mixing time, temperature, and concentration, on the extraction efficiency were evaluated. A process schematic for the entire catalyst recovery, regeneration, and recycle scheme was developed and the preliminary process economics were determined based on these extraction schemes. H2SO4 extraction was found to be the most desirable. It also turned out to be more attractive than a once-through throwaway system. PMID:12708509

Sheth, Atul C; Sastry, Chandramouli; Yeboah, Yaw D; Xu, Yong; Agarwal, Pradeep

2003-04-01

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The enthalpy of occlusion of the LiC1-KC1 eutectic salt in zeolite 4A.  

SciTech Connect

The molar enthalpy of occlusion of the (lithium chloride + potassium chloride) eutectic salt in zeolite 4A at the salt melting temperature {Delta}{sub 9cc}H{sub m}(T{sub fus}) was measured using differential scanning calorimetry. It was found that up to a mole fraction of the salt x = 0.931 in the (salt + zeolite) mixture, which is near the expected zeolite occlusion limit, {Delta}{sub occ}H{sub m}(T{sub fus}) was negative and directly proportional to x . Thus, within this composition range, the partial molar enthalpy of occlusion of the (lithium chloride + potassium chloride) eutectic salt in zeolite 4A at the salt melting temperature is constant and equal to - (24 {+-}1)kJ {center_dot} mol{sup -1}.

Lexa, D.; Chemical Engineering

1999-06-01

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Materials corrosion in molten lithium fluoride-sodium fluoride-potassium fluoride eutectic salt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Static corrosion studies were undertaken to determine the compatibility of several candidate high temperature materials for a heat transfer loop in a molten alkali fluoride eutectic salt, LiF-NaF-KF: 46.5-11.5-42 mol % (commonly referred to as FLiNaK), as well as a molten chloride near eutectic salt, KCl-MgCl2: 68-32 mol %. Several high temperature alloys: Hastelloy-N, Hastelloy-X, Haynes-230, Inconel-617, and Incoloy-800H, Nb-1Zr, a nearly pure Ni alloy Ni-201, and a C/SiSiC ceramic were exposed to molten FLiNaK at 850°C for 500 h in sealed graphite crucibles under an argon cover gas. Corrosion occurred predominantly from dealloying of Cr from the Cr bearing alloys, an effect that was particularly pronounced at the grain boundaries. Corrosion was noted to occur from selective attack of the Si phase in the C/SiSiC ceramic. Alloy weight-loss/area due to molten fluoride salt exposure correlated with the initial Cr-content of the alloys, and was consistent with the Cr-content measured in the salts after corrosion tests. The alloys' weight-loss/area was also found to correlate to the concentration of carbon present in the nominally 20% Cr containing alloys, due to the formation of chromium carbide phases at the grain boundaries. The corrosion mechanisms for the chloride based salt were found to be similar to those observed in FLiNaK, but the chemical attack was found to be less aggressive. Sulfamate Ni electroplating and Mo plasma spraying of Fe-Ni-Cr alloy coupons was investigated to mitigate Cr dissolution. A chemical vapor deposited pyrolytic carbon and SiC coating was also investigated to protect the C/SiSiC composites. Results indicate that Ni-plating has the potential to provide protection against alloy corrosion in molten fluoride salts. Furthermore, the presence of a chromium-oxide interlayer at the interface of the Ni-plating and alloy substrate can further improve the efficacy of the Ni-plating. The pyrolytic carbon and SiC coating on the C/SiSiC composites was effective in eliminating the attack of the Si phase in the composites. Delamination of the Mo coating in FLiNaK prevented further investigation of this promising approach.

Olson, Luke Christopher

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EXAFS study into the speciation of metal salts dissolved in ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents.  

PubMed

The speciation of metals in solution controls their reactivity, and this is extremely pertinent in the area of metal salts dissolved in ionic liquids. In the current study, the speciation of 25 metal salts is investigated in four deep eutectic solvents (DESs) and five imidazolium-based ionic liquids using extended X-ray absorption fine structure. It is shown that in diol-based DESs M(I) ions form [MCl2](-) and [MCl3](2-) complexes, while all M(II) ions form [MCl4](2-) complexes, with the exception of Ni(II), which exhibits a very unusual coordination by glycol molecules. This was also found in the X-ray crystal structure of the compound [Ni(phen)2(eg)]Cl2·2eg (eg = ethylene glycol). In a urea-based DES, either pure chloro or chloro-oxo coordination is observed. In [C6mim][Cl] pure chloro complexation is also observed, but coordination numbers are smaller (typically 3), which can be explained by the long alkyl chain of the cation. In [C2mim][SCN] metal ions are entirely coordinated by thiocyanate, either through the N or the S atom, depending on the hardness of the metal ion according to the hard-soft acid-base principle. With weaker coordinating anions, mixed coordination between solvent and solute anions is observed. The effect of hydrate or added water on speciation is insignificant for the diol-based DESs and small in other liquids with intermediate or strong ligands. One of the main findings of this study is that, with respect to metal speciation, there is no fundamental difference between deep eutectic solvents and classic ionic liquids. PMID:24897923

Hartley, Jennifer M; Ip, Chung-Man; Forrest, Gregory C H; Singh, Kuldip; Gurman, Stephen J; Ryder, Karl S; Abbott, Andrew P; Frisch, Gero

2014-06-16

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Equilibrium distribution of rare earth elements between molten KCl-LiCl eutectic salt and liquid cadmium  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Distribution experiments for several rare earth elements (La, Ce, Pr, Nd and Y) between molten KCl-LiCl eutectic salt and liquid Cd were carried out at 450, 500 and 600°C. The material balance of rare earth elements after reaching the equilibrium and their distribution and chemical states in a Cd sample frozen after the experiment were examined. The results suggested the formation of solid intermetallic compounds at the lower concentrations of rare earth metals dissolved in liquid Cd than those solubilities measured in the binary alloy system. The distribution coefficients of rare earth elements between two phases (mole fraction in the Cd phase divided by mole fraction in the salt phase) were determined at each temperature. These distribution coefficients were explained satisfactorily by using the activity coefficients of chlorides and metals in salt and Cd. Both the activity coefficients of metal and chloride caused a much smaller distribution coefficient of Y relative to those of other elements.

Sakata, Masahiro; Kurata, Masaki; Hijikata, Takatoshi; Inoue, Tadashi

1991-11-01

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A novel group of quaternary ammonium salts as ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A growing number of non-toxic and biodegradable deep eutectic solvents (DES) have been discovered in recent years. This group encompasses the solidified crystalline material 3-(2-aminopyrimidin-1-yl)propanoate (3-2AP), a primary ammonium cation that is a construct of a typical DES. Synthesis of 3-(2-aminopyrimidin-1-yl)propanoate by quarternerization of the amine in the aromatic ring creates a novel deep eutectic solvent. An additional alteration to the DES construct is observed with the formation of a zwitterion between the positively charged quartenary amine group and the negatively charged carboxylate counter ion. The molecular arrangement, or construct, of a deep eutectic solvent will determine both its structure and application in industry. This report describes the synthesis and characterization of an 80:20 urea/3-2AP eutectic mixture with a melting point of 50°C, nearly 120°C lower than the melting temperature of 3-2AP (172.5°C). A cytotoxicity profile for 3-2AP exposed to A549 bronchoaveolar carcinoma cells revealed an LD50 of 337.65 mug/ml.

Sparrow, Christopher R.

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Enhancement of specific heat capacity of high-temperature silica-nanofluids synthesized in alkali chloride salt eutectics for solar thermal-energy  

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chloride salt eutectics for solar thermal-energy storage applications Donghyun Shin, Debjyoti Banerjee for the anoma- lous enhancement of thermal conductivity over that of the neat solvent. Eastman et al. [5] reported thermal conductivity enhance- ment of 30% and 60% for water based nanofluids of Al2O3 and Cu

Banerjee, Debjyoti

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Vacuum distillation of a mixture of LiCl-KCl eutectic salts and RE oxidative precipitates and a dechlorination and oxidation of RE oxychlorides.  

PubMed

In this study, a vacuum distillation of a mixture of LiCl-KCl eutectic salt and rare-earth oxidative precipitates was performed to separate a pure LiCl-KCl eutectic salt from the mixture. Also, a dechlorination and oxidation of the rare-earth oxychlorides was carried out to stabilize a final waste form. The mixture was distilled under a range of 710-759.5Torr of a reduced pressure at a fixed heating rate of 4 degrees C/min and the LiCl-KCl eutectic salt was completely separated from the mixture. The required time for the salt distillation and the starting temperature for the salt vaporization were lowered with a reduction in the pressure. Dechlorination and oxidation of the rare-earth oxychlorides was completed at a temperature below 1300 degrees C and this was dependent on the partial pressure of O2. The rare-earth oxychlorides (NdOCl/PrOCl) were transformed to oxides (Nd2O3/PrO2) during the dechlorination and oxidation process. These results will be utilized to design a concept for a process for recycling the waste salt from an electrorefining process. PMID:18440139

Eun, Hee Chul; Yang, Hee Chul; Cho, Yung Zun; Lee, Han Soo; Kim, In Tae

2008-12-30

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Absorption characteristics of anions (I-, Br-, and Te2-) into zeolite in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The behaviors of anion fission product (FP) elements to be absorbed into zeolite in molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt were studied using iodine, bromine, and tellurium. First, the type-A zeolite was selected as the most suitable type of zeolite among type-A, type-X, and type-Y zeolites through experiments in which zeolites were heated together with LiCl-KCl-KI salt. As the next step, experiments in which the type-A zeolite was immersed in molten LiCl-KCl salt containing various concentrations of iodine, bromine, or tellurium were performed. The degree of absorption of the anion FP elements was evaluated using the separation factor (SF) value versus chlorine. Although the SF values for iodine and tellurium were higher than 1.0, which meant that these elements were absorbed into the type-A zeolite more intensively than chlorine in the salt, the corresponding value for bromine was approximately 1.0. The effects of coexisting cation FPs were also examined using cesium, strontium, and neodymium, and it was revealed that the SF values for iodine were less than those in the case without cation addition. On the other hand, the SF values for tellurium were not affected by the coexistence of cesium and strontium. Finally, the feasibility of the present pyroprocess flowsheet was evaluated by calculating the inventory of each anion FP in an electrorefiner based on the obtained SF values instead of temporary values for the anion FPs absorption, which were set due to lack of experimental data.

Uozumi, Koichi; Sugihara, Kei; Kinoshita, Kensuke; Koyama, Tadafumi; Tsukada, Takeshi; Terai, Takayuki; Suzuki, Akihiro

2014-04-01

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Separation of actinides from rare earth elements by means of molten salt electrorefining with anodic dissolution of U Pu Zr alloy fuel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electrorefining is the main process for pyro-reprocessing of the fuel of a metallic fuel FBR. To obtain a basic knowledge of electrorefining technology, a series of experiments was carried out with unirradiated fuel alloy. The alloy, 71U 19Pu 10Zr (wt.%), was dissolved anodically into a molten LiCl KCl bath at 753 K. Simultaneously, Pu and U were recovered into the Cd cathode with small amounts of minor actinides, Zr and rare earth elements (REs). The separation factors of U, Np, Am, Cm and Ce against Pu, derived from the composition of recovered deposits and of the salt bath, were about 2.04, 0.949, 0.597, 0.534 and 0.0393, respectively, which are similar to the equilibrium values observed in a distribution experiment in a LiCl KCl/Cd system. This demonstrates that electrorefining achieves the separation of actinides from REs. The anodic dissolution of the alloy was found to progress from the outside, leaving a dense layer containing salt and Zr metal around the alloy surface. It was found that more than 99.9% of both U and Pu could be dissolved from the alloy and about 55% of Zr remained in this layer.

Kinoshita, Kensuke; Koyama, Tadafumi; Inoue, Tadashi; Ougier, Michel; Glatz, Jean-Paul

2005-02-01

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Activity coefficients of actinide and rare-earth chlorides in molten LiCl\\/KCl eutectic salt  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a numerical Gibbs free-energy minimization technique, the activity coefficients of actinide and rare-earth chlorides in molten LiCl\\/KCl eutectic at 450 C have been calculated. Laboratory tests of an electrochemical process for separating actinide metals from rare-earth metals in LiCl\\/KCl solvent at 450 C provided experimental concentration and cathode potential data. The generalized expansion by Wohl was used to express

Tom B. Bechtel; Truman S. Storvick

1999-01-01

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Electrochemical Study on the Electrodeposition of U, Nd, Ce, La and Y on a Liquid Cadmium Cathode in a LiCl-KCl Eutectic Salt  

SciTech Connect

Electro-depositions of U, Nd, Ce, La and Y on a liquid cadmium cathode in a LiCl-KCl eutectic salt were studied by using an electrolytic cell. For the LiCl-KCl-UCl{sub 3}- NdCl{sub 3}-CeCl{sub 3}-LaCl{sub 3}-YCl{sub 3}/Cd system, cyclic voltammograms and polarization curves were measured and the electrochemical properties of the system were discussed. From the results of the electro-depositions of U and rare earth metals on the LCC, separation factors and recovery ratios of U and REs were obtained and co-electro-depositions of U and REs were investigated. (authors)

Sung Bin Park; Jong Hyeon Lee; Sung Chan Hwang; Young Ho Kang; Joon Bo Shim; Han Soo Lee; Eung Ho Kim; Seong Won Park [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

2007-07-01

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Activity coefficients of actinide and rare-earth chlorides in molten LiCl/KCl eutectic salt  

SciTech Connect

Using a numerical Gibbs free-energy minimization technique, the activity coefficients of actinide and rare-earth chlorides in molten LiCl/KCl eutectic at 450 C have been calculated. Laboratory tests of an electrochemical process for separating actinide metals from rare-earth metals in LiCl/KCl solvent at 450 C provided experimental concentration and cathode potential data. The generalized expansion by Wohl was used to express the concentration dependence of the excess Gibbs free energy. The activity coefficients were expressed in terms of the Wohl volume and interaction energy parameters. The Wohl parameters for the activity coefficient expansions were obtained by minimizing the total Gibbs free energy expressed in terms of the experimental mole fractions. This thermodynamic model will be valuable for process design and scale-up calculations.

Bechtel, T.B.; Storvick, T.S. [Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering] [Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering

1999-04-01

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Materials corrosion in molten LiF-NaF-KF eutectic salt under different reduction-oxidation conditions  

SciTech Connect

Molten fluoride salts such as FLiNaK (LiF-NaF-KF: 46.5-11.5-42 mol %) have been proposed for use as secondary reactor coolants, media for transfer of high temperature process heat from nuclear reactors to chemical plants, and for concentrated solar power thermal energy storage. In molten fluoride salts, passive oxide films are chemically unstable, and corrosion is driven largely by the thermodynamically driven dissolution of alloying elements into the molten salt environment. Two alloys, Hastelloy{sup R} N and 316L stainless steel were exposed to molten FLiNaK salt in a 316L stainless steel crucible under argon cover gas for 1000 hours at 850 deg. C. Graphite was present in some of the crucibles with the goal of studying corrosion behavior of relevant reactor material combinations. In addition, a technique to reduce alloy corrosion through modification of the reduction-oxidation state was tested by the inclusion of zirconium to the system. Corrosion of 316L stainless steel was noted to occur primarily through surface depletion of chromium, an effect that was enhanced by the presence of graphite. Hastelloy{sup R} N experienced weight gain through electrochemical plating of corrosion products derived from the 316L stainless steel crucible. In the presence of zirconium, both alloys gained weight through plating of zirconium and as a result formed intermetallic layers. (authors)

Sellers, R. S. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States); 1500 Engineering Dr., Madison WI 53711 (United States); Cheng, W. J. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States); National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology, Taiwan (China); Anderson, M. H.; Sridharan, K.; Wang, C. J.; Allen, T. R. [Dept. of Engineering Physics, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison (United States)

2012-07-01

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Distribution behavior of uranium, neptunium, rare-earth elements ( Y, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) and alkaline-earth metals (Sr,Ba) between molten LiCl?KCI eutectic salt and liquid cadmium or bismuth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distribution coefficients of uranium neptunium, eight rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) and two alkaline-earth metals (Sr and Ba) between molten LiCl-KCI eutectic salt and either liquid cadmium or bismuth were measured at 773 K. Separation factors of trivalent rare-earth elements to uranium or neptunium in the LiCl-KCl\\/Bi system were by one or two orders

M. Kurata; Y. Sakamura; T. Hijikata; K. Kinoshita

1995-01-01

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Testing of pyrochemical centrifugal contactors  

SciTech Connect

A centrifugal contactor that performs oxidation and reduction exchange reactions between molten metals and salts at 500 degrees Centigrade has been tested successfully at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The design is based on contactors for aqueous- organic systems operation near room temperature. In tests to demonstrate the performance of the pyrocontactor, cadmium and LICl- KCl eutectic salt were the immiscible solvent phases, and rare earths were the distributing solutes. The tests showed that the pyrocontactor mixed and separated the phases well, with stage efficiencies approaching 99% at rotor speeds near 2700 rpm. The contactor ran smoothly and reliably over the entire range of speeds that was tested.

Chow, L.S.; Carls, E.L.; Basco, J.K.; Johnson, T.R.

1996-08-01

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Distribution behavior of uranium, neptunium, rare-earth elements ( Y, La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd) and alkaline-earth metals (Sr,Ba) between molten LiCl?KCI eutectic salt and liquid cadmium or bismuth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Distribution coefficients of uranium neptunium, eight rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu and Gd) and two alkaline-earth metals (Sr and Ba) between molten LiCl-KCI eutectic salt and either liquid cadmium or bismuth were measured at 773 K. Separation factors of trivalent rare-earth elements to uranium or neptunium in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system were by one or two orders of magnitude larger than those in the LiCl-KCl/Cd system. On the contrary, the separation factors of alkaline-earth metals and divalent rare-earth elements to trivalent rare-earth elements were by one or two orders of magnitude smaller in the LiCl-KCl/Bi system.

Kurata, M.; Sakamura, Y.; Hijikata, T.; Kinoshita, K.

1995-12-01

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Measurement of standard potentials of actinides (U,Np,Pu,Am) in LiCl–KCl eutectic salt and separation of actinides from rare earths by electrorefining  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pyrochemical separation of actinides from rare earths in LiCl–KCl eutectic–liquid metal systems has been studied. The electromotive forces of galvanic cells of the form, Ag|Ag(I), LiCl–KCl?actinide(III), LiCl–KCl|actinide, were measured and standard potentials were determined for uranium, neptunium and plutonium to be ?1.283 V, ?1.484 V and ?1.593 V (at 450°C vs. Ag\\/AgCl (1wt%–AgCl)), respectively. A typical cyclic voltammogram of americium

Y. Sakamura; T. Hijikata; K. Kinoshita; T. Inoue; T. S. Storvick; C. L. Krueger; J. J. Roy; D. L. Grimmett; S. P. Fusselman; R. L. Gay

1998-01-01

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Eutectic composite explosives containing ammonium nitrate  

SciTech Connect

The eutectic of ammonium nitrate (AN), the ammonium salt of 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazole was prepared and its sensitivity and performance were studied. It was found that this AN formulation was unusual in that it performed ideally at small diameter, which indicated that it was a monomolecular explosive. Sensitivity tests included type 12 impact, Henkin thermal and wedge tests, and performance tests included rate stick/plate dent, cylinder, and aquarium tests. Results were compared with calculations, standard explosives, and another eutectic, ethylendiamine dinitrate (EDD)/AN.

Stinecipher, M.M.

1981-01-01

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Thermodynamic Assessment of Hot Corrosion Mechanisms of Superalloys Hastelloy N and Haynes 242 in Eutectic Mixture of Molten Salts KF and ZrF4  

SciTech Connect

The KF - ZrF4 system was considered for the application as a heat exchange agent in molten salt nuclear reactors (MSRs) beginning with the work carried out at ORNL in early fifties. Based on a combination of excellent properties such as thermal conductivity, viscosity in the molten state, and other thermo-physical and rheological properties, it was selected as one of possible candidates for the nuclear reactor secondary heat exchanger loop.

Michael V. Glazoff

2012-02-01

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Basic molten salt process—A new route for synthesis of nanocrystalline Li 4Ti 5O 12–TiO 2 anode material for Li-ion batteries using eutectic mixture of LiNO 3–LiOH–Li 2O 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

A nanocrystalline Li4Ti5O12–TiO2 duplex phase has been synthesized by a simple basic molten salt process (BMSP) using an eutectic mixture of LiNO3–LiOH–Li2O2 at 400–500°C. The microstructure and morphology of the Li4Ti5O12–TiO2 product are characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The sample prepared by heat-treating at 300°C for 3h

M. M. Rahman; Jia-Zhao Wang; Mohd Faiz Hassan; Shulei Chou; David Wexler; Hua-Kun Liu

2010-01-01

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Processing eutectics in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Experimental work is reported which was directed toward obtaining interface shape control while a numerical thermal analysis program was being made operational. An experimental system was developed in which the solid-liquid interface in a directionally solidified aluminum-nickel eutectic could be made either concave to the melt or convex to the melt. This experimental system provides control over the solid-liquid interface shape and can be used to study the effect of such control on the microstructure. The SINDA thermal analysis program, obtained from Marshall Space Flight Center, was used to evaluate experimental directional solidification systems for the aluminum-nickel and the aluminum-copper eutectics. This program was applied to a three-dimensional ingot, and was used to calculate the thermal profiles in axisymmetric heat flow. The results show that solid-liquid interface shape control can be attained with physically realizable thermal configurations and the magnitudes of the required thermal inputs were indicated.

Douglas, F. C.; Galasso, F. S.

1974-01-01

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Salt anions promote the conversion of HypF-N into amyloid-like oligomers and modulate the structure of the oligomers and the monomeric precursor state.  

PubMed

An understanding of the solution factors contributing to the rate of aggregation of a protein into amyloid oligomers, to the modulation of the conformational state populated prior to aggregation and to the structure/morphology of the resulting oligomers is one of the goals of present research in this field. We have studied the influence of six different salts on the conversion of the N-terminal domain of Escherichiacoli HypF (HypF-N) into amyloid-like oligomers under conditions of acidic pH. Our results show that salts having different anions (NaCl, NaClO(4), NaI, Na(2)SO(4)) accelerate oligomerization with an efficacy that follows the electroselectivity series of the anions (SO(4)(2-)? ClO(4)(-)>I(-)>Cl(-)). By contrast, salts with different cations (NaCl, LiCl, KCl) have similar effects. We also investigated the effect of salts on the structure of the final and initial states of HypF-N aggregation. The electroselectivity series does not apply to the effect of anions on the structure of the oligomers. By contrast, it applies to their effect on the content of secondary structure and on the exposure of hydrophobic clusters of the monomeric precursor state. The results therefore indicate that the binding of anions to the positively charged residues of HypF-N at low pH is the mechanism by which salts modulate the rate of oligomerization and the structure of the monomeric precursor state but not the structure of the resulting oligomers. Overall, the data contribute to rationalize the effect of salts on amyloid-like oligomer formation and to explain the role of charged biological macromolecules in protein aggregation processes. PMID:23041425

Campioni, Silvia; Mannini, Benedetta; López-Alonso, Jorge P; Shalova, Irina N; Penco, Amanda; Mulvihill, Estefania; Laurents, Douglas V; Relini, Annalisa; Chiti, Fabrizio

2012-12-01

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Processing eutectics in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The investigations of directional solidification have indicated the necessity of establishing a secure foundation in earth-based laboratory processing in order to properly assess low-gravity processing. Emphasis was placed on evaluating the regularity of microstructure of the rod-like eutectic Al-Al3Ni obtained under different conditions of growth involving the parameters of thermal gradient, solidification rate, and interfacial curvature. In the case of Al-Al3Ni, where the Al3Ni phase appears as facets rods, solidification rate was determined to be a controlling parameter. Zone melting of thin eutectic films showed that for films of the order of 10 to 20 micrometers thick, the extra surface energy appears to act to stabilize a regular microstructure. The results suggest that the role of low-gravity as provided in space-laboratory processing of materials is to be sought in the possibility of generating a higher thermal gradient in the solidifying ingot for a given power input-output arrangement than can be obtained under normal one-g processes.

Douglas, F. C.; Galasso, S. F.

1975-01-01

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Coatings for directional eutectics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Coatings developed to provide oxidation protection for the directionally-solidified eutectic alloy NiTaC-B (4.4 weight percent Cr) were evaluated. Of seven Co-, Fe- and Ni-base coatings that were initially investigated, best resistance to cyclic oxidation was demonstrated by duplex coatings fabricated by depositing a layer of NiCrAl(Y) by vacuum evaporation from an electron beam source followed by deposition of an Al overlayer using the pack cementation process. It was found that addition of carbon to the coating alloy substantially eliminated the problem of fiber denudation in TaC-type eutectic alloys. Burner rig cycled NiTaC-B samples coated with Ni-20Cr-5Al-0.1C-0.1Y+Al and rupture-tested at 1100 deg C performed as well as or better than uncoated, vacuum cycled and air-tested NiTaC-13; however, a slight degradation with respect to uncoated material was noted in air-stress rupture tests at 870 deg C for both cycled and uncycled samples.

Rairden, J. R.; Jackson, M. R.

1976-01-01

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Extended storage-in-place or MSRE fuel salt and flush salt  

Microsoft Academic Search

The solidified fuel salt and flush salt from the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) have been stored at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) since the reactor was shut down in 1969. The fluoride salt eutectic, containing 37 kg of uranium plus plutonium and fission products, is safely contained in three heavy-walled Hastelloy tanks, which are located inside a reinforced

Notz

1985-01-01

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Rapid eutectic growth during free fall  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid eutectic growth of Sb-24%Cu alloy is realized in the drop tube during the free fall under the containerless condition.\\u000a Based on the analysis of crystal nucleation and eutectic growth in the free fall condition, it is indicated that, with the\\u000a increase of undercooling, microstructural transition of Sb-24%Cu eutectic alloy proceeds from lamellar to anomalous eutectic\\u000a structure. Undercoolings of 0

Wenjing Yao; Xiujun Han; Bingbo Wei

2002-01-01

32

Ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole and preparation  

DOEpatents

Ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole and preparation. This salt has been found to be useful as an explosive alone and in eutectic mixtures with ammonium nitrate and/or other explosive compounds. Its eutectic with ammonium nitrate has been demonstrated to behave in a similar manner to a monomolecular explosive such as TNT, and is less sensitive than the pure salt. Moreover, this eutectic mixture, which contains 87.8 mol % of ammonium nitrate, is close to the CO.sub.2 -balanced composition of 90 mol %, and has a relatively low melting point of 110.5 C. making it readily castable. The ternary eutectic system containing the ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole, ammonium nitrate and ethylenediamine dinitrate has a eutectic temperature of 89.5 C. and gives a measured detonation pressure of 24.8 GPa, which is 97.6% of the calculated value. Both the pure ethylenediamine salt and its known eutectic compounds behave in substantially ideal manner. Methods for the preparation of the salt are described.

Lee, Kien-yin (Los Alamos, NM); Coburn, Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01

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Ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole and preparation  

DOEpatents

The ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole has been found to be useful as an explosive alone and in eutectic mixtures with ammonium nitrate and/or other explosive compounds. Its eutectic with ammonium nitrate has been demonstrated to behave in a similar manner to a monomolecular explosive such as TNT, and is less sensitive than the pure salt. Moreover, this eutectic mixture, which contains 87.8 mol% of ammonium nitrate, is close to the CO/sub 2/-balanced composition of 90 mol%, and has a relatively low melting point of 110.5 C making it readily castable. The ternary eutectic system containing the ethylenediamine salt of 5-nitrotetrazole, ammonium nitrate and ethylenediamine dinitrate has a eutectic temperature of 89.5 C and gives a measured detonation pressure of 24.8 GPa, which is 97.6% of the calculated value. Both the pure ethylenediamine salt and its known eutectic compounds behave in substantially ideal manner. Methods for the preparation of the salt are described.

Lee, K.; Coburn, M.D.

1984-05-17

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Density and electrical conductivity of molten LiL-LiCl-Kl eutectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

A low-melting salt mixture which possesses a high electrical conductivity, a large decomposition potential, and is chemically stable, will provide a useful electrolyte medium in several areas of molten salt electrochemical technology. The eutectic mixture 59 mole per cent (M\\/O) LiI-8.5 M\\/O LiCl-32.5 M\\/O Ki (melting point 264°C) reported by Johnson and Foster (1969) is one of the lowest melting

N. P. Yao

1972-01-01

35

Eutectic nucleation in Al-Si alloys  

SciTech Connect

In addition to a change in silicon morphology, modification of aluminium-silicon alloys with strontium or sodium increases the size of the eutectic grains. To determine the mechanism responsible, eutectic solidification in commercial purity and ultra-high purity aluminium-silicon alloys, with and without strontium additions, was examined by a quenching technique. In the commercial unmodified alloy, nucleation was prolific while in the high-purity unmodified alloy few eutectic grains nucleated. The addition of strontium to the commercial alloy reduced the number of eutectic grains that nucleated. Addition of strontium to the high-purity alloy did not significantly alter nucleation. It is concluded that commercial purity alloys contain a large number of potent nuclei that are susceptible to poisoning by impurity modification. The flake-to-fibre transition that occurs with impurity modification is shown to be independent of any change in eutectic nucleation mode and frequency.

McDonald, Stuart D.; Nogita, Kazuhiro; Dahle, Arne K

2004-08-16

36

Re-evaluation of the eutectic region of the LiBr-KBr-LiF system  

SciTech Connect

The separator pellet in a thermal battery consists of electrolyte immobilized by a binder (typically, MgO powder). The melting point of the electrolyte determines the effective operating window for its use in a thermal battery. The development of a two-hour thermal battery required the use of a molten salt that had a lower melting point and larger liquidus range than the LiCl-KCl eutectic which melts at 352 C. Several candidate eutectic electrolyte systems were evaluated for their suitability for this application. One was the LiCl-LiBr-KBr eutectic used at Argonne National Laboratories for high-temperature rechargeable batteries for electric-vehicle applications. Using a custom-designed high-temperature conductivity cell, the authors were able to readily determine the liquidus region for the various compositions studied around the original eutectic for the LiBr-KBr-LiF system. The actual eutectic composition was found to be 60.0 m/o LiBr-37.5 m/o KBr-2.5 m/o LiF with a melting point of 324 {+-} 0.5 C.

Redey, L. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States); Guidotti, R.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1996-05-01

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Advanced salt receiver for solar power towers  

SciTech Connect

Falling Film receivers constitute an alternative to the traditional Salt in Tube receivers, widely used and tested in the Central Receiver Systems. This report presents an innovative concept of Internal Film Receiver (IFR), in which a film made of a eutectic mixture of molten salts flows down the back side of a stainless steel panel. The installation with 550 kW nominal power, molten salt inlet temperature 300 C and outlet temperature 550 C is described.

Romero, M.; Sanchez, M.; Barrera, G. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Madrid (Spain). Instituto de Energias Renovables/Direccion de Tecnologia; Leon, J.; Sanchez, M. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas, Tabernas (Spain). Plataforma Solar de Almeria

1995-11-01

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Accurately determining eutectic compositions: The Sn-Ag-Cu ternary eutectic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Determining an accurate eutectic composition is more difficult than determining the corresponding eutectic temperature, a fact that was demonstrated in this study using a lead-free solder: the tin-rich Sn-Ag-Cu ternary eutectic. The solidification of this ternary eutectic involves the solid phases (Sn), Ag3Sn, and Cu6Sn5. The liquid is prone to supercooling, the intermetallics have steep liquidus surfaces (small phase fractions), and the coupled zone of eutectic microstructure formation is shifted toward silver-rich and copper-rich compositions. These issues were overcome by a combination of methods: preliminary thermodynamic calculation of the ternary phase diagram to anticipate difficulties, increased sensitivity of the thermal analysis, and a cycled heating and cooling method. The experimentally determined composition of the ternary eutectic is Sn-3.58±0.05Ag-0.96±0.04Cu at 217.2±0.2°C.

Moon, K.-W.; Boettinger, W. J.

2004-04-01

39

Electrode reaction of plutonium at liquid cadmium in LiCl–KCl eutectic melts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The electrode reaction of the Pu3+\\/Pu couple at the surface of a liquid Cd electrode was investigated by cyclic voltammetry at 723, 773 and 823 K in LiCl?KCl eutectic melt. It was found that the diffusion of Pu3+ in the salt phase was a rate-determining step in the cathodic reaction, but the dissolution of Pu from the liquid Cd phase

O. Shirai; M. Iizuka; T. Iwai; Y. Suzuki; Y. Arai

2000-01-01

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Directionally solidified eutectic alloy gamma-beta  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A pseudobinary eutectic alloy composition was determined by a previously developed bleed-out technique. The directionally solidified eutectic alloy with a composition of Ni-37.4Fe-10.0Cr-9.6Al (in wt%) had tensile strengths decreasing from 1,090 MPa at room temperature to 54 MPa at 1,100 C. The low density, excellent microstructural stability, and oxidation resistance of the alloy during thermal cycling suggest that it might have applicability as a gas turbine vane alloy while its relatively low high temperature strength precludes its use as a blade alloy. A zirconium addition increased the 750 C strength, and a tungsten addition was ineffective. The gamma=beta eutectic alloys appeared to obey a normal freezing relation.

Tewari, S. N.

1977-01-01

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Eutectic nucleation in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys  

SciTech Connect

The nucleation mechanism of eutectic grains in hypoeutectic Al-Si foundry alloys has been investigated by examining deep etched specimens in high-resolution field emission gun scanning electron microscope (FEG-SEM) and by using in-situ Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling and microscopy. Both unmodified and Sr-modified alloys were studied to characterize the nucleation mechanism of eutectic silicon flakes and fibers. It is proposed that following nucleation of eutectic Al on the primary {alpha}-Al dendrites, fine Si particles form at the solidification front upon which the eutectic Si flakes and fibers could develop. The formation of small Si particles is attributed to Si enrichment of the remaining melt due to the formation of eutectic Al (aluminum spikes) at the eutectic temperature. A hypothesis is then proposed to explain the mechanism of eutectic grains formation with main emphasis on the eutectic Si phase.

Nafisi, S. [Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, McGill University, 3640 University St., Montreal, QC, H3A 2B2 (Canada)], E-mail: snafisi@ipsco.com; Ghomashchi, R. [Advanced Materials and Processing Research Institute, Suite 122, A7-1390 Major MacKenzie, ON, L4S 0A1 (Canada); Vali, H. [Facility for Electron Microscopy Research, McGill University, 3640 University St., Montreal, QC, H3A 2B2 (Canada)

2008-10-15

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The structures of fully eutectic aluminium-silicon alloy castings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Strontium-modified aluminium alloys containing 14 to 15 wt% silicon were cast with fully eutectic structures by using heated moulds and high-purity materials. In alloys containing the additional elements magnesium, copper or nickel, a distinct eutectic colony structure was evident outlined by intermetallic compounds. At the edges of the castings the eutectic colony structures and the aluminium grains (revealed by anodizing)

T. B. Abbott; B. A. Parker

1990-01-01

43

Demand sensitive energy storage in molten salts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Heat-of-fusion energy storage and on-demand steam are obtained by means of heat pipe techniques which transfer heat to and from stacked salt cans and onto boiler tubes within a sealed 'energy storage boiler' tank. The described system consists of a large pressure-tight tank in which containers of salt eutectic are mounted on racks, largely filling the tank. The bottom of

J. J. Nemecek; D. E. Simmons; T. A. Chubb

1978-01-01

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Pb-free Sn-Ag-Cu ternary eutectic solder  

DOEpatents

A Pb-free solder includes a ternary eutectic composition consisting essentially of about 93.6 weight % Sn-about 4.7 weight % Ag-about 1.7 weight % Cu having a eutectic melting temperature of about 217 C and variants of the ternary composition wherein the relative concentrations of Sn, Ag, and Cu deviate from the ternary eutectic composition to provide a controlled melting temperature range (liquid-solid ``mushy`` zone) relative to the eutectic melting temperature (e.g. up to 15 C above the eutectic melting temperature). 5 figs.

Anderson, I.E.; Yost, F.G.; Smith, J.F.; Miller, C.M.; Terpstra, R.L.

1996-06-18

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Characterization of lead-bismuth eutectic nanowires  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, lead-bismuth eutectic alloy nanowires were fabricated by a novel vacuum melting method and centrifugal process. An anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template was used to produce an array of ordered, dense, and continuous Pb-Bi nanowires. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy investigations reveal that nanowires with a diameter of 80 nm are composed of Pb7Bi3 and Bi phases, and have a single orientation of growth. Magnetic susceptibility and hysteresis measurements have been used to characterize the superconductive and magnetic properties of the nanowires. The results show that Pb-Bi nanowires have a slightly lower superconducting transition temperature than Pb-Bi eutectic alloy bulk, and only about 1% superconductivity volume fraction in magnetic fields both perpendicular and parallel to the plate. In magnetization curves, a fairly large hysteresis is observed for both field orientations.

Kuo, C. G.; Hsu, Y. Y.; Wu, M. K.; Chao, C. G.

2005-04-01

46

Crystallography of Alumina-YAG-Eutectic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Multiple descriptions of the alumina-YAG eutectic crystallography appear in the ceramic literature. The orientation between two phases in a eutectic system has direct impact on residual stress, morphology, microstructural stability, and high temperature mechanical properties. A study to demonstrate that the different crystallographic relationships can be correlated with different growth constraints was undertaken. Fibers produced by Laser-Heated Float Zone (LHFZ) and Edge-defined Film-fed Growth (EFG) were examined. A map of the orientation relationship between Al2O3 and Y3Al5O12 and their relationship to the fiber growth axis as a function of pull rate are presented. Regions in which a single orientation predominates are identified.

Farmer, Serene C.; Sayir, Ali; Dickerson, Robert M.; Matson, Lawrence E.

2000-01-01

47

Superplastic creep of eutectic tinlead solder joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents experimental evidence that as-solidified eutectic Pb-Sn solder joints can exhibit superplastic behavior\\u000a in shear creep loading. Stepped load creep tests of as-solidified joints show a change in the stress exponent from a high\\u000a value typical of con-ventional creep at high stress and strain rate to a superplastic value near 2 at lower stress and strain\\u000a rates. In

Z. Mei; D. Grivas; M. C. Shine; J. W. Morris

1990-01-01

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An enthalpy method for modeling eutectic solidification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a new micro-scale model for solidification of eutectic alloys. The model is based on the enthalpy method and simulates the growth of adjacent ? and ? phases from a melt of eutectic composition in a two-dimensional Eulerian framework. The evolution of the two phases is obtained from the solution of volume averaged energy and species transport equations which are formulated using the nodal enthalpy and concentration potential values. The three phases are tracked using the ?-phase fraction and the liquid fraction values in all the computational nodes. Solutal convection flow field in the domain is obtained from the solution of volume-averaged momentum and continuity equations. The governing equations are solved using a coupled explicit-implicit scheme. The model is qualitatively validated with Jackson-Hunt theory. Results show expected eutectic growth pattern and proper species transfer and diffusion field ahead of the interface. Capabilities of the model such as lamella width selection, division of lamella into thinner lamellae and the presence of solutal convection are successfully demonstrated. The present model can potentially be incorporated into the existing framework of enthalpy based micro-scale dendritic solidification models thus leading to an efficient generalized microstructure evolution model.

Bhattacharya, Anirban; Kiran, Apoorva; Karagadde, Shyamprasad; Dutta, Pradip

2014-04-01

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New eutectic ionic liquids for lipase activation and enzymatic preparation of biodiesel.  

PubMed

The enzymatic preparation of biodiesel has been hampered by the lack of suitable solvents with desirable properties such as high lipase compatibility, low cost, low viscosity, high biodegradability, and ease of product separation. Recent interest in using ionic liquids (ILs) as advanced reaction media has led to fast reaction rates and high yields in the enzymatic synthesis of biodiesel. However, conventional (i.e., cation-anion paired) ILs based on imidazolium and other quaternary ammonium salts remain too expensive for wide application at industrial scales. In this study, we report on newly-synthesized eutectic ILs derived from choline acetate or choline chloride coupled with biocompatible hydrogen-bond donors, such as glycerol. These eutectic solvents have favorable properties including low viscosity, high biodegradability, and excellent compatibility with Novozym(®) 435, a commercial immobilized Candida antarctica lipase B. Furthermore, in a model biodiesel synthesis system, we demonstrate high reaction rates for the enzymatic transesterification of Miglyol(®) oil 812 with methanol, catalyzed by Novozym(®) 435 in choline acetate/glycerol (1:1.5 molar ratio). The high conversion (97%) of the triglyceride obtained within 3 h, under optimal conditions, suggests that these novel eutectic solvents warrant further exploration as potential media in the enzymatic production of biodiesel. PMID:21283901

Zhao, Hua; Baker, Gary A; Holmes, Shaletha

2011-03-21

50

Electrochemical studies of kinetic properties of titanium- and vanadium-hydrogen systems at intermediate temperatures using molten salt techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

A novel molten salt technique for studying hydrogen transport in Ti an V metals is described. The molten-salt electrolytes were eutectic mixtures of alkali halides dissolved with excess LiH, operating in temperature ranges typically above 300 C, to which electrochemical techniques were difficult to apply conventionally. The authors used the molten salt technique to investigate the thermodynamic properties of the

Bor Yann Liaw; G. Deublein; R. A. Huggins

1995-01-01

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Conditioning of Waste LiCl Salt from Pyrochemical Process Using Zeolite A  

Microsoft Academic Search

The electrolytic (LiCl-LiO) reduction process (Advanced spent fuel Conditioning Process; ACP) and the electrorefining process, which are being developed by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), are to generate two types of molten salt wastes such as a LiCl salt and a LiCl-KCl eutectic salt, respectively. These waste salts must meet certain criteria for a disposal. A conditioning process

J. G. Kim; J. H. Lee; E. H. Kim; D. H. Ahn; J. H. Kim

2006-01-01

52

Pattern selection dynamics in rod eutectics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The cooperative or diffusively coupled growth of multiple phases during solidification is one of the most widely observed and generally important classes of phase transformations in materials. Technologically, low melting temperature and small freezing range contribute to excellent casting fluidity and fine composite structures give rise to favorable properties. Both of these features contribute to the wide application of eutectic alloys in the casting, welding, and soldering of engineered components. Despite the broad-based technological importance, many fundamental questions regarding eutectic solidification remain unanswered, severely limiting our ability to employ computational methods in the prediction of microstructure for the effective design of new materials and processes. At the core of the most persistent questions, lie problems involving multicomponent thermodynamics, solid-liquid and solid-solid interfacial phenomena, morphological stability, chemical and thermal diffusion, and nucleation phenomena. In the current study, pattern selection dynamics in rod eutectics are investigated using systematic directional solidification experiments and phase field simulations. Directional solidification of a succinonitrile-camphor (SCN-DC) transparent alloy in thin slab geometries of various thicknesses reveals two main points. First, a velocity is indentified at which a transition in array basis vectors is observed in specimens with many rows of rods (i.e. bulk). This transition amounts to a 90 degree rotation of the rod array, shifting from alignment of 1st nearest neighbors to alignment of 2nd nearest neighbors along the slide wall. Second, significant array distortion is observed with decreasing slide thickness, delta, which ultimately leads to a single-row (quasi-3D) morphology where delta/lambda is on the order of unity. In our analysis of these observations, we use a geometrical model to describe the rod arrangement as a function of slide thickness, providing excellent agreement with observation, down to this quasi-3D regime. Further experimental investigation of the early stages of growth shows that the mechanisms involved in the initial dynamics are critical to the array development, especially under geometrical constraint. Phase field simulations show that several rod-type eutectic morphologies are stable over different growth/boundary conditions. Normal circular-rod staggered-array morphologies become unstable and give way to distorted rods and lamellar structures with decreasing material thickness. Distended or peanut-shaped rods are also observed under certain conditions. The boundaries of stability for these growth morphologies and the associated dynamics are investigated here.

Serefoglu, Melis

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Severe wear of a near eutectic aluminium–silicon alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The severe wear of a near eutectic aluminium–silicon alloy is explored using a range of electron microscopic, spectroscopic and diffraction techniques to identify the residually strained and unstrained regions, microcracks and oxidized regions in the subsurface. In severe wear the contact pressure exceeds the elastic shakedown limit. Under this condition the primary and eutectic silicon particles fragment drastically. The fragments

Anirban Mahato; Nisha Verma; Vikram Jayaram; S. K. Biswas

2011-01-01

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Binary eutectic in-class exercise (Di-An)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity students work through a binary eutectic phase diagram in small groups and try to determine a set of generalizations that explain the behavior of such systems (e.g., "the first liquid produced upon heating is always the eutectic composition").

Glazner, Allen

55

Estimated heats of fusion of fluoride salt mixtures suitable for thermal energy storage applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The heats of fusion of several fluoride salt mixtures with melting points greater than 973 K were estimated from a coupled analysis of the available thermodynamic data and phase diagrams. Simple binary eutectic systems with and without terminal solid solutions, binary eutectics with congruent melting intermediate phases, and ternary eutectic systems were considered. Several combinations of salts were identified, most notable the eutectics LiF-22CaF2 and NaF-60MgF2 which melt at 1039 and 1273 K respectively which posses relatively high heats of fusion/gm (greater than 0.7 kJ/g). Such systems would seemingly be ideal candidates for the light weight, high energy storage media required by the thermal energy storage unit in advanced solar dynamic power systems envisioned for the future space missions.

Misra, A. K.; Whittenberger, J. D.

1986-01-01

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Hydride-Containing Molten Salts and their Technology Implications.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Hydride-conducting molten salts such as LiH in eutectic LiCl-KCl are attractive electrolyte systems for intermediate-temperature applications. The chemically reducing characteristics of these hydride melts provide a unique method to clean metal surfaces. ...

B. Y. Liaw

1993-01-01

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Deep eutectic solvents as novel extraction media for protein partitioning.  

PubMed

Four kinds of green deep eutectic solvent (DES) were synthesized, including choline chloride (ChCl)-urea, tetramethylammonium chloride (TMACl)-urea, tetrapropylammonium bromide (TPMBr)-urea and ChCl-methylurea. An aqueous two-phase system (ATPS) based ChCl-urea DES was studied for the first time for the extraction of bovine serum albumin (BSA). Single factor experiments proved that the extraction efficiency of BSA was influenced by the mass of the DES, concentration of K2HPO4 solution, separation time and extraction temperature. The optimum conditions were determined through an orthogonal experiment with the four factors described above. The results showed that under the optimum conditions, the average extraction efficiency could reach up to 99.94%, 99.72%, 100.05% and 100.05% (each measured three times). The relative standard deviations (RSD) of extraction efficiencies in precision, repeatability and stability experiments were 0.5533% (n = 5), 0.8306% (n = 5) and 0.9829% (n = 5), respectively. UV-vis and FT-IR spectra confirmed that there were no chemical interactions between BSA and the DES in the extraction process, and the CD spectra proved that the conformation of BSA did not change after extraction. The conductivity, DLS and TEM were combined to investigate the microstructure of the top phase and the possible mechanism for the extraction. The results showed that hydrophobic interactions, hydrogen bonding interactions and the salting-out effect played important roles in the transfer process, and the aggregation and surrounding phenomenon were the main driving forces for the separation. All of these results proved that ionic liquid (IL)-based ATPSs could potentially be substituted with DES-based ATPSs to offer new possibilities in the extraction of proteins. PMID:24699681

Zeng, Qun; Wang, Yuzhi; Huang, Yanhua; Ding, Xueqin; Chen, Jing; Xu, Kaijia

2014-05-21

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Crystal morphology of unmodified aluminium-silicon eutectic microstructures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The crystallography of eutectic silicon in an unmodified A1-12.7 wt% Si alloy has been studied by transmission electron microscopy and diffraction of thin films cut from bulk samples. Twinning mechanisms are described by which the silicon changes direction or adjusts interflake spacing at the solid-liquid interface. The branching mechanism observed by previous workers is confirmed but found to be infrequent at moderate freezing rates. A side-branching mechanism is described which is considered to be the primary mechanism for branching in the wheatsheaf configuration. Orientation relationships between the eutectic silicon and aluminium phases are described. These differ from those previously observed in thin films drawn from the melt. It is proposed that orientation relationships vary with freezing rate. Evidence is presented that the eutectic aluminium re-nucleates repeatedly during growth of a single eutectic grain.

Shamsuzzoha, M.; Hogan, L. M.

1986-08-01

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Creep resistance of directionally solidified eutectic ceramics : experiments and model  

E-print Network

The creep resistance of the directionally solidified eutectic ceramic of Al?0?/c-ZrO?(Y?0?) was studied in the temperature range of 1200-1520?C both exprimentally and by the mechanistic dislocation model. The topologically ...

Yi, Jin, 1971-

2004-01-01

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Use of Microgravity to Control the Microstructure of Eutectics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This grant began in June of 1996. Its long term goal is to be able to control the microstructure of directionally solidified eutectic alloys, through an improved understanding of the influence of convection. The primary objective of the projects in the present grant is to test hypotheses for the reported influence of microgravity on the microstructure of eutectics. The prior experimental results on the influence of microgravity on the microstructure of eutectics have been contradictory. With lamellar eutectics, microgravity had a negligible effect on the microstructure. Microgravity experiments with fibrous eutectics sometimes showed a finer microstructure and sometimes a coarser microstructure. Most research has been done on the MnBi/Bi rod-like eutectic. Larson and Pirich obtained a two-fold finer microstructure both from microgravity and by use of a magnetic field to quench buoyancy-driven convection. Smith, on the other hand, observed no change in microgravity. Prior theoretical work at Clarkson University showed that buoyancy-driven convection in the vertical Bridgman configuration is not vigorous enough to alter the concentration field in front of a growing eutectic sufficiently to cause a measurable change in microstructure. We assumed that the bulk melt was at the eutectic composition and that freezing occurred at the extremum, i.e. with minimum total undercooling at the freezing interface. There have been four hypotheses attempting to explain the observed changes in microstructure of fibrous eutectics caused by convection: I .A fluctuating freezing rate, combined with unequal kinetics for fiber termination and branching. 2. Off-eutectic composition, either in the bulk melt due to an off-eutectic feed or at the freezing interface because of departure from the extremum condition. 3. Presence of a strong habit modifying impurity whose concentration at the freezing interface would be altered by convection. At the beginning of the present grant, we favored the first of these hypotheses and set out to test it both experimentally and theoretically. We planned the following approaches: I .Pass electric current pulses through the MnBi/Bi eutectic during directional solidification in order to produce an oscillatory freezing rate. 2. Directionally solidify the MnBi/Bi eutectic on Mir using the QUELD II gradient freeze furnace developed by Professor Smith at Queen's University. 3. Select another fibrous eutectic system for investigation using the Accelerated Crucible Rotation Technique to introduce convection. 4. Develop theoretical models for eutectic solidification with an oscillatory freezing rate. Because of the problems with Mir, we substituted ground-based experiments at Queen's University with QUELD II vertical and horizontal, with and without vibration of the furnace. The Al-Si system was chosen for the ACRT experiments. Three related approaches were used to model eutectic solidification with an oscillatory freezing rate. A sharp interface model was used to calculate composition oscillations at the freezing interface in response to imposed freezing rate oscillations.

Wilcox. William R.; Regel, Liya L.

1999-01-01

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Investigation of the evaporation of rare earth chlorides in a LiCl–KCl molten salt  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uranium dendrites which were deposited at a solid cathode of an electrorefiner contained a certain amount of salts. These\\u000a salts should be removed for the recovery of pure metal using a cathode processor. In the uranium deposits from the electrorefining\\u000a process, there are actinide chlorides and rare earth chlorides in addition to uranium chloride in the LiCl–KCl eutectic salt.\\u000a The

Sung Bin Park; Dong Wook Cho; Moon Sik Woo; Sung Chan Hwang; Young Ho Kang; Jeong Guk Kim; Hansoo Lee

2011-01-01

62

Fe?FeS eutectic temperatures to 620 kbar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eutectic melting temperatures for the system Fe?FeS have been measured for the first time in the diamond anvil cell, using improved techniques to identify the solidus temperatures. Results at low pressure are in excellent agreement with previous measurements. The eutectic temperature increases linearly with pressure and remains lower than the melting temperatures of either Fe or FeS throughout the pressure

R. Boehler

1996-01-01

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Influence of convection on eutectic microstructure  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

When the MnBi-Bi eutectic is directionally solidified, it forms fibers of MnBi in a matrix of bismuth. When the material solidified in space at rates of 30 and 50 cm/hr, the average fiber spacing lambda was about one half of the value obtained in cases in which the same material solidified on earth. Neither an altered temperature gradient nor a fluctuating freezing rate are apparently responsible for the change in lambda, and the possibility is studied that natural convection increases lambda on earth by perturbing the compositional field in the melt ahead of the growing solid. A theoretical analysis is conducted along with some experiments. On the basis of the theoretical results for lamellar growth, it is concluded that the spacing lambda increases with increasing stirring, especially at small freezing rates. The experiments indicate that at low growth rates the cross-sectional area of the MnBi blades increases with increased stirring and with decreased growth rate.

Baskaran, V.; Eisa, G. F.; Wilcox, W. R.

1985-01-01

64

Orbital Processing of Eutectic Rod-Like Arrays  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The eutectic is one of only three solidification classes that exist. The others are isostructural and peritectic-class reactions, respectively. Simplistically, in a binaryeutectic phase diagram, a single liquid phase isothermally decomposes to two solid phases in a cooperative manner. The melting point minimum at the eutectic composition, isothermal solidification temperature, near-isocompositional solidification and refined solidification microstructure lend themselves naturally to such applications as brazing and soldering; industries that eutectic alloys dominate. Interest in direct process control of microstructures has led, more recently, to in-situ eutectic directional solidification with applications in electro-magnetics and electro-optics. In these cases, controlled structural refinement and the high aspect ratio and regularity of the distributed eutectic phases is highly significant to the fabrication and application of these in-situ natural composites. The natural pattern formation and scaling of the dispersed phase on a sub-micron scale has enormous potential application, since fabricating bulk materials on this scale mechanically has proven to be particularly difficult. It is thus of obvious importance to understand the solidification of eutectic materials since they are of great commercial significance. The dominant theory that describes eutectic solidification was derived for diffusion-controlled growth of alloys where both solid eutectic phases solidify metallically, i.e. without faceting at the solidification interface. Both high volume fraction (lamellar) and low volume fraction (rod-like) regular metallic arrays are treated by this theory. Many of the useful solders and brazements, however, and most of the regular in-situ composites are characterized by solidification reactions that are faceted/non-faceted in nature, rather than doubly non-faceted (metallic). Further, diffusion-controlled growth conditions are atypical terrestrially since gravitationally-driven convection is pervasive. As a consequence, it is important to determine whether these faceted/non-faceted composites behave in the same manner as their doubly non-faceted counterparts, particularly in the presence of convection. Prior analytical convective sensitivity testing of this theory predicted insensitivity. Prior experimental testing of this theory offered broad-based agreement between theory and experiment, though most results were for high volume fraction lamellar eutectics that solidified without faceting at the solidification interface. Directional solidification experiments of low volume fraction rod eutectics under damped (microgravity or magnetic field) conditions, however, have demonstrated significant sensitivity, challenging this fundamental theory. More recent theories have been proposed which introduce kinetic undercooling, faceting, fluid shear of the solute redistribution zone and the possibility that the interface composition is not the same as the bulk liquid composition. This program tests the established and proposed analytical theories and addresses the origins of discrepancies between the experimental and analytical results.

Larson, David J., Jr.

1998-01-01

65

Characterization of low-melting electrolytes for potential geothermal borehole power supplies: The LiBr-KBr-LiF eutectic  

SciTech Connect

The suitability of modified thermal-battery technology for use as a potential power source for geothermal borehole applications is under investigation. As a first step, the discharge processes that take place in LiSi/LiBr-KBr-LiF/FeS{sub 2} thermal cells were studied at temperatures of 350 C and 400 C using pelletized cells with immobilized electrolyte. Incorporation of a reference electrode allowed the relative contribution of each electrode to the overall cell polarization to be determined. The results of single-cell tests are presented, along with preliminary data for cells based on a lower-melting CsBr-LiBr-KBr eutectic salt.

Guidotti, R.A.; Reinhardt, F.W.

1998-05-01

66

Salts & Solubility  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Add different salts to water, then watch them dissolve and achieve a dynamic equilibrium with solid precipitate. Compare the number of ions in solution for highly soluble NaCl to other slightly soluble salts. Relate the charges on ions to the number of ions in the formula of a salt. Calculate Ksp values.

Simulations, Phet I.; Adams, Wendy; Koch, Linda; Lemaster, Ron; Loeblein, Trish; Perkins, Kathy

2006-04-01

67

Directionally solidified eutectic gamma-gamma nickel-base superalloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A directionally solidified multivariant eutectic gamma-gamma prime nickel-base superalloy casting having improved high temperature properties was developed. The alloy is comprised of a two phase eutectic structure consisting essentially of on a weight percent base, 6.0 to 9.0 aluminum, 5.0 to 17.0 tantalum, 0-10 cobalt, 0-6 vanadium, 0-6 rhenium, 2.0-6.0 tungsten, and the balance being nickel, subject to the proviso that the sum of the atomic percentages of aluminum plus tantalum is within the range of from 19-22, and the ratio of atomic percentages of tantalum to aluminum plus tantalum is within the range of from 0.12 to 0.23. Embedded within the gamma nickel-base matrix are aligned eutectic gamma prime phase (primarily nickel-aluminum-tantalum) reinforcing fibers.

Jackson, M. R. (inventor)

1977-01-01

68

Ternary eutectic growth of Ag-Cu-Sb alloy within ultrasonic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The liquid to solid transformation of ternary Ag42.4Cu21.6Sb36 eutectic alloy was accomplished in an ultrasonic field with a frequency of 35 kHz, and the growth mechanism of this ternary eutectic was examined. Theoretical calculations predict that the sound intensity in the liquid phase at the solidification interface increases gradually as the interface moves up from the sample bottom to its top. The growth mode of ( ? + ? + Sb) ternary eutectic exhibits a transition of “divorced eutectic—mixture of anomalous and regular structures—regular eutectic” along the sample axis due to the inhomogeneity of sound field distribution. In the top zone with the highest sound intensity, the cavitation effect promotes the three eutectic phases to nucleate independently, while the acoustic streaming efficiently suppresses the coupled growth of eutectic phases. In the meantime, the ultrasonic field accelerates the solute transportation at the solid-liquid interface, which reduces the solute solubility of eutectic phases.

Zhai, Wei; Hong, Zhenyu; Wei, Bingbo

2007-08-01

69

Prebiotic phosphate ester syntheses in a deep eutectic solvent.  

PubMed

We report a route to synthesize a wide range of organophosphates of biological significance in a deep eutectic solvent (2:1 urea and choline chloride), utilizing various orthophosphate sources. Heating an organic alcohol in the solvent along with a soluble phosphorus source yields phosphorus esters of choline as well as that of the added organic in yields between 15 to 99 %. In addition, phosphite analogs of biological phosphates and peptides were also formed by the simple mixing of reagents and heating at 60-70 °C in the deep eutectic solvent. The presented dehydration reactions are relevant to prebiotic and green chemistry in alternative solvents. PMID:24368625

Gull, Maheen; Zhou, Manshui; Fernández, Facundo M; Pasek, Matthew A

2014-02-01

70

Eutectic grain size and strontium concentration in hypoeutectic aluminium–silicon alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently it has been shown that modification with strontium causes an increase in the size of eutectic grains. The eutectic grain size increases because there are fewer nucleation events, possibly due to the poisoning of phosphorus-based nuclei that are active in the unmodified alloy. The current paper investigates the effect of strontium concentration on the eutectic grain size. In the

Stuart D. McDonald; Kazuhiro Nogita; Arne K. Dahle

2006-01-01

71

Columnar to equiaxed transition of eutectic in hypoeutectic aluminium–silicon alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Directional solidification of unmodified and strontium modified binary, high-purity, aluminium–7 wt% silicon and commercial A356 alloys has been carried out to investigate the mechanism of eutectic solidification. The microstructure of the eutectic growth interface was investigated with optical microscopy and Electron Backscattering Diffraction (EBSD). In the commercial alloys, the eutectic solidification interface extends in the growth direction and creates a

G. Heiberg; K. Nogita; A. K. Dahle; L. Arnberg

2002-01-01

72

Refinement of Eutectic Silicon Phase of Aluminum A356 Alloy Using High-Intensity Ultrasonic Vibration  

SciTech Connect

The eutectic silicon in A356 alloy can be refined and modified using either chemical, quench, or superheating modification. We observed, for the first time, that the eutectic silicon can also be significantly refined using high-intensity ultrasonic vibration. Rosette-like eutectic silicon is formed during solidification of specimen treated with high-intensity ultrasonic vibration.

Jian, Xiaogang [ORNL; Han, Qingyou [ORNL

2006-01-01

73

Salt Tolerance  

PubMed Central

Studying salt stress is an important means to the understanding of plant ion homeostasis and osmo-balance. Salt stress research also benefits agriculture because soil salinity significantly limits plant productivity on agricultural lands. Decades of physiological and molecular studies have generated a large body of literature regarding potential salt tolerance determinants. Recent advances in applying molecular genetic analysis and genomics tools in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana are shading light on the molecular nature of salt tolerance effectors and regulatory pathways. PMID:22303210

Xiong, Liming; Zhu, Jian-Kang

2002-01-01

74

Hydride-containing molten salts and their technology implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hydride-conducting molten salts such as LiH in eutectic LiCl-KCl are attractive electrolyte systems for intermediate-temperature applications. The chemically reducing characteristics of these hydride melts provide a unique method to clean metal surfaces. The high conductivity of these hydride melts makes them the best electrolytes for hydrogen-based energy applications at intermediate temperatures. We will review some earlier work on hydride-conducting molten

Bor Y. Liaw

1993-01-01

75

Structure of directionally solidified InSb-Sb eutectic alloy  

SciTech Connect

The eutectic alloy of InSb-Sb has been directionally solidified at various rates in order to investigate the structure changes due to solidification conditions. The boundary energy between the InSb and Sb phases was determined from a dislocation model of the interface.

Umehara, Y.; Koda, S.

1987-11-01

76

Microstructural evolution of eutectic Au-Sn solder joints  

SciTech Connect

Current trends toward miniaturization and the use of lead(Pb)-free solder in electronic packaging present new problems in the reliability of solder joints. This study was performed in order to understand the microstructure and microstructural evolution of small volumes of nominally eutectic Au-Sn solder joints (80Au-20Sn by weight), which gives insight into properties and reliability.

Song, Ho Geon

2002-05-31

77

Thermophysical properties of lead and lead–bismuth eutectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Among different heavy liquid metals, lead (Pb) and lead–bismuth eutectic (Pb–Bi) are considered at present as the potential candidates for the liquid spallation targets of neutron sources and accelerated driven systems and for the coolant of new generation fast reactors due to their very good neutron and thermal features. Up to now, the published data on the properties of the

V. Sobolev

2007-01-01

78

Molten salt pyrolysis of latex. [synthetic hydrocarbon fuel production using the Guayule shrub  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Latex-rich plants such as Guayule or extracts thereof are pyrolyzed in an inert nitrogen atmosphere inorganic salt melts such as a LiCl/KCl eutectic at a temperature of about 500 C. The yield is over 60% of a highly aromatic, combustible hydrocarbon oil suitable for use as a synthetic liquid fuel.

Bauman, A. J. (inventor)

1981-01-01

79

Assessment of a Molten Salt Heat Transfer Fluid in a Parabolic Trough Solar Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

An evaluation was carried out to investigate the feasibility of utilizing a molten salt as the heat transfer fluid (HTF) and for thermal storage in a parabolic trough solar field to improve system performance and to reduce the levelized electricity cost. The operating SEGS1 plants currently use a high temperature synthetic oil consisting of a eutectic mixture of biphenyl\\/diphenyl oxide.

D. Kearney; U. Herrmann; P. Nava; B. Kelly; R. Mahoney; J. Pacheco; R. Cable; N. Potrovitza; D. Blake; H. Price

2003-01-01

80

Liquid forms of pharmaceutical co-crystals: exploring the boundaries of salt formation.  

PubMed

We present evidence of hydrogen bond formation, not salt formation, as the driving force in the liquefaction of a solid pharmaceutical in the form of a neutral acid-base complex, as exemplified by the liquid formed from a mixture of the local anesthetic lidocaine with fatty acids; these complexes exist at the boundary between simple eutectics and partially ionised ionic liquids. PMID:21161097

Bica, Katharina; Shamshina, Julia; Hough, Whitney L; MacFarlane, Douglas R; Rogers, Robin D

2011-02-28

81

Use of Microgravity to Control the Microstructure of Eutectics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This grant began in June of 1996. Its long term goal is to be able to control the microstructure of directionally solidified eutectic alloys, through an improved understanding of the influence of convection. The primary objective of the present projects is to test hypotheses for the reported influence of microgravity on the microstructure of three fibrous eutectics (MnBi-Bi, InSb-NiSb, Al3Ni-Al). A secondary objective is to determine the influence of convection on the microstructure of other eutectic alloys. Two doctoral students and a masters student supported as a teaching assistant were recruited for this research. Techniques were developed for directional solidification of MnBi-Bi eutectics with periodic application of current pulses to produce an oscillatory freezing rate. Image analysis techniques were developed to obtain the variation in MnBi fiber spacing, which was found to be normally distributed. The mean and standard deviation of fiber spacing were obtained for several freezing conditions. Eighteen ampoules were prepared for use in the gradient freeze furnace QUELD developed at Queen's University for use in microgravity. Nine of these ampoules will be solidified soon at Queen's in a ground-based model. We hope to solidify the other nine in the QUELD that is mounted on the Canadian Microgravity Isolation Mount on MIR. Techniques are being developed for directional solidification of the Al-Si eutectic at different freezing rates, with and without application of accelerated crucible rotation to induce convection. For the first time, theoretical methods are being developed to analyze eutectic solidification with an oscillatory freezing rate. In a classical sharp-interface model, we found that an oscillatory freezing rate increases the deviation of the average interfacial composition from the eutectic, and increases the undercooling of the two phases by different amounts. This would be expected to change the volume fraction solidifying and the fiber spacing. Because of difficulties in tracking the freezing interfaces of the two solid phases, a phase-field model is also being developed. A paper demonstrating application of phase field methods to periodic structures has been submitted for publication.

Wilcox, William R.; Regel, Liya L.; Smith, Reginald W.

1998-01-01

82

High temperature molten salt storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design of a high-temperature molten salt thermal energy storage (TES) concept, including some materials testing, was developed by Rockwell International's Rocketdyne Division (RD), under contract to SERI, and is described in this document. The main features of the concept are a conical hot tank with a liner and internal insulation that allows unrestricted relative thermal expansion and the use of cathodic protection (impressed voltage) to inhibit corrosion. The RD design uses two tanks and ternary eutectic lithium-sodium-potassium carbonates for sensible heat storage. The tanks were sized for 6 h of storage at a discharge rate of 300 MW, giving 1800 MWh total usable thermal storage capacity. The molten carbonate storage medium is cycled between 425 and 900C. From the design study, no definitive statement can be made as to the cost-effectiveness of cathodic protection. Several anode design issues need to be resolved before cathodic protection can significantly reduce corrosion where the liner comes in contact with molten salts. However, where the tank is exposed to salt vapor, the large corrosion allowance required for the liner without cathodic protection results in a much thicker liner wall and shorter liner life than originally perceived, which affects system costs significantly.

Ives, J.; Newcomb, J. C.; Pard, A. G.

1985-10-01

83

Microstructure and thermal fatigue life of BGAs with eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu balls assembled at 210\\/spl deg\\/C with eutectic Sn-Pb solder paste  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventionally, it has been understood that in order to assemble BGAs with eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu solder balls in eutectic Sn-Pb solder paste, a reflow profile having a peak temperature higher than 217degC, which is the melting point of eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu, would be required to achieve complete mixing of the Sn-Pb paste and the Sn-Ag-Cu ball. Nevertheless, it was observed in this

N. Nandagopal; Zequn Mei; Sue Teng

2006-01-01

84

Electrochemical separation of actinides and fission products in molten salt electrolyte  

Microsoft Academic Search

Molten salt electrochemical separation may be applied to accelerator-based conversion (ABC) and transmutation systems by dissolving the fluoride transport salt in LiCl-KCl eutectic solvent. The resulting fluoride-chloride mixture will contain small concentrations of fission product rare earths (La, Nd, Gd, Pr, Ce, Eu, Sm, and Y) and actinides (U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm). The Gibbs free energies of formation

R. L. Gay; L. F. Grantham; S. P. Fusselman; D. L. Grimmett; J. J. Roy

1995-01-01

85

Pearlite-like eutectic of ZL 108 aluminium-silicon alloy containing rare-earth elements rapidly solidified by laser  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cast aluminium alloys with eutectic composition have been frequently used in industry owing to their low cost, simple processing and light weight. Their mechanical properties strongly depend on their eutectic microstructure. Such methods as adding elements and rapid solidification have been widely used to refine the eutectic. A lot of work on the eutectic structure in cast aluminium alloys has

H. Jiandong; L. Yongbing; L. Zhang

1990-01-01

86

Lead–lithium eutectic material database for nuclear fusion technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fully validated material databases are needed for coherent technological developments in any R&D field. For nuclear fusion technology (NFT), within a near-term perspective of qualification and licensing of nuclear components and systems, this goal is both compulsory and urgent. This mandatory requirement applies for the particular case of the Pb–Li eutectic database as fusion reactor material. Pb16Li is today a

E. Mas de les Valls; L. A. Sedano; L. Batet; I. Ricapito; A. Aiello; O. Gastaldi; F. Gabriel

2008-01-01

87

Creep behaviour in the superplastic Pb62% Sn eutectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creep behaviour of the superplastic Pb-62% Sn eutectic was investigated for grain sizes from 5·8 to 14·5 ?m and at temperatures in the range from 336 to 422 K. The results showed a sigmoidal relationship between strain rate and stress. At intermediate strain rates (? 10–10 sec), the stress exponent was ?1·65, the exponent of the inverse grain size

Farghalli A. Mohamed; Terence G. Langdon

1975-01-01

88

Superplastic deformation of the Pb-Sn eutectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dynamic observations of grain-boundary sliding during superplastic flow of the Pb-Sn eutectic are reported. These observations confirm the postulate that the dominant deformation mode during superplastic flow is grain-boundary sliding with localized deformation necessary to maintain grain coherency. Extensive grain-boundary sliding is also observed when the strain-rate and\\/or grain size is outside the superplastic flow regime. Stress relaxation tests were

A. E. Geckinli; C. R. Barrett

1976-01-01

89

An investigation of incipient fracture in shock-loaded lamellar cobalt-aluminum eutectic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lamellar cobalt-aluminum eutectic provides in in-situ composite in which shock induced fracture may be studied. The lamellae consist of alternating layers of the two constituent phases of the eutectic. Using the Hugoniot equations-of-state for each constituent phase, the eutectic is modeled using a two dimensional finite-difference code for the case of an initially planar pulse travelilng parallel to the interphase boundary. The as-grown eutectic is not a perfectly lamellar structure, but rather, it contains terminations and branching of the lamellae. The effects of terminations and branchings on incipient dynamic fracture of the eutectic are considered and compared to the case without these imperfections. Individual layers of the eutectic are coupled through boundary interaction with two extreme cases, perfect bonding and perfect lubrication, considered.

Thompson, William E.; Predebon, William W.

1982-04-01

90

Metastable Eutectic Equilibrium in Natural Environments: Recent Development and Research Opportunities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Chemical ordering at metastable eutectics was recognized in non-equilibrium gas-to- solid condensation experiments to constrain 'silicate' dust formation in O-rich circumstellar environments. The predictable metastable eutectic behavior successfully predicted the observed ferromagnesiosilica compositions of circumstellar dust presolar and solar nebula grains in the matrix of the collected aggregate IDPs (Interplanetary Dust Particles). Many of the experimentally determined metastable eutectic solids match the fundamental building blocks of common rock-forming layer silicates: this could have implications for the origin of Life. The physical conditions conducive to metastable eutectic behavior, i.e. high temperature and (ultra) fast quenching, lead to unique amorphous, typically nano- to micrometer-sized, materials. The new paradigm of metastable eutectic behavior opens the door to new and exciting research opportunities in uncovering the many implications of these unique amorphous, and typically nano-to micrometer-sized, metastable eutectic materials.

Rietmeijer, Frans J. M.; Nuth, Joseph A., III; Jablonska, Mariola; Karner, James M.

2000-01-01

91

Metastable Eutectic Equilibrium in Natural Environments: Recent Developments and Research Opportunities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Chemical ordering at metastable eutectics was recognized in non-equilibrium gas-to- solid condensation experiments to constrain 'silicate' dust formation in O-rich circumstellar environments. The predictable metastable eutectic behavior successfully predicted the observed ferromagnesiosilica, compositions of circumstellar dust, presolar and solar nebula grains in the matrix of the collected aggregate IDPs. Many of the experimentally determined metastable eutectic solids match the fundamental building blocks of common rock-forming layer silicates: this could have implications for the origin of Life. The physical conditions conducive to metastable eutectic behavior, i.e. high temperature and (ultra)fast quenching, lead to unique amorphous, typically nano- to micrometer-sized, materials. The new paradigm of metastable eutectic behavior opens the door to new and exciting research opportunities in uncovering the many implications of these unique amorphous and typically nano- to micrometer-sized, metastable eutectic materials.

Rietmeijer, Fans J. M.; Nuth, Joseph A., II; Jablonska, Mariola; Karner, James M.

2000-01-01

92

Micro-to-nano-scale deformation mechanisms of a bimodal ultrafine eutectic composite  

PubMed Central

The outstading mechanical properties of bimodal ultrafine eutectic composites (BUECs) containing length scale hierarchy in eutectic structure were demonstrated by using AFM observation of surface topography with quantitative height measurements and were interpreted in light of the details of the deformation mechanisms by three different interface modes. It is possible to develop a novel strain accommodated eutectic structure for triggering three different interface-controlled deformation modes; (I) rotational boundary mode, (II) accumulated interface mode and (III) individual interface mode. A strain accommodated microstructure characterized by the surface topology gives a hint to design a novel ultrafine eutectic alloys with excellent mechanical properties. PMID:25265897

Lee, Seoung Wan; Kim, Jeong Tae; Hong, Sung Hwan; Park, Hae Jin; Park, Jun-Young; Lee, Nae Sung; Seo, Yongho; Suh, Jin Yoo; Eckert, Jurgen; Kim, Do Hyang; Park, Jin Man; Kim, Ki Buem

2014-01-01

93

Micro-to-nano-scale deformation mechanisms of a bimodal ultrafine eutectic composite.  

PubMed

The outstading mechanical properties of bimodal ultrafine eutectic composites (BUECs) containing length scale hierarchy in eutectic structure were demonstrated by using AFM observation of surface topography with quantitative height measurements and were interpreted in light of the details of the deformation mechanisms by three different interface modes. It is possible to develop a novel strain accommodated eutectic structure for triggering three different interface-controlled deformation modes; (I) rotational boundary mode, (II) accumulated interface mode and (III) individual interface mode. A strain accommodated microstructure characterized by the surface topology gives a hint to design a novel ultrafine eutectic alloys with excellent mechanical properties. PMID:25265897

Lee, Seoung Wan; Kim, Jeong Tae; Hong, Sung Hwan; Park, Hae Jin; Park, Jun-Young; Lee, Nae Sung; Seo, Yongho; Suh, Jin Yoo; Eckert, Jürgen; Kim, Do Hyang; Park, Jin Man; Kim, Ki Buem

2014-01-01

94

Micro-to-nano-scale deformation mechanisms of a bimodal ultrafine eutectic composite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The outstading mechanical properties of bimodal ultrafine eutectic composites (BUECs) containing length scale hierarchy in eutectic structure were demonstrated by using AFM observation of surface topography with quantitative height measurements and were interpreted in light of the details of the deformation mechanisms by three different interface modes. It is possible to develop a novel strain accommodated eutectic structure for triggering three different interface-controlled deformation modes; (I) rotational boundary mode, (II) accumulated interface mode and (III) individual interface mode. A strain accommodated microstructure characterized by the surface topology gives a hint to design a novel ultrafine eutectic alloys with excellent mechanical properties.

Lee, Seoung Wan; Kim, Jeong Tae; Hong, Sung Hwan; Park, Hae Jin; Park, Jun-Young; Lee, Nae Sung; Seo, Yongho; Suh, Jin Yoo; Eckert, Jürgen; Kim, Do Hyang; Park, Jin Man; Kim, Ki Buem

2014-09-01

95

Minimization of Eutectic Salt Waste from Pyroprocessing by Oxidative Precipitation of Lanthanides  

Microsoft Academic Search

A lab-scale lanthanide precipitation apparatus, which has a 4 kg\\/batch size, was installed and tested. By using this lab-scale apparatus, cooxidative precipitation experiments of lanthanides were carried out. As lanthanides, 8 rare-earth elements (Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd) were used. By a reaction with oxygen, La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Gd were converted to their

Yung-Zun CHO; Gil-Ho PARK; Hee-Chul YANG; Dae-Seok HAN; Han-Soo LEE; In-Tae KIM

2009-01-01

96

Investigations of neutron characteristics for salt blanket models; integral fission cross section measurements of neptunium, plutonium, americium and curium isotopes  

SciTech Connect

Neutron characteristics of salt blanket micromodels containing eutectic mixtures of sodium, zirconium and uranium sulphides were measured on FKBN-2M, BIGR and MAKET installations. The effective fission cross sections of neptunium, plutonium, americium and curium isotopes were measured on the neutron spectra formed by micromodels. KEYWORDS: transmutation, minor actinides, fluoride salts, micromodel, critical assembly, neutron spectrum, multiplication coefficient, fission, effective cross section, nuclear track detector, nuclear data library

Novoselov, G. F.; Gavrilov, V. V.; Kuvshinov, M. (Mikhail); Bogdanov, V. M. (Vladimir Mikha?lovich); Maslov, Georgi? Vladimirovich,; Vyachin, V. (Vladimir); Mashnik, S. G. (Stepan G.); Gorelov, V. I. (Vladimir Ivanovich); Fomushkin, E. F.

2001-01-01

97

Hydride-containing molten salts and their technology implications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hydride-conducting molten salts such as LiH in eutectic LiCl-KCl are attractive electrolyte systems for intermediate-temperature applications. The chemically reducing characteristics of these hydride melts provide a unique method to clean metal surfaces. The high conductivity of these hydride melts makes them the best electrolytes for hydrogen-based energy applications at intermediate temperatures. We will review some earlier work on hydride-conducting molten salts and their potential applications in energy technology. We will also describe some recent work on these hydride-containing molten salts for energy conversion and storage applications, including hydrogen sensing and hydrogen storage, electrochemical characterizations, and thermodynamic and kinetic investigations of metal-hydrogen reactions. More recently, lithium deuteride containing eutectic LiCl-KCl melts have been used for excess heat production by the process of electrolysis to charge deuterium into metal matrix such as Pd and Ti. From these studies we illustrate the prospects of this hydride molten salt technology and its implications for the use in intermediate-temperature electro-chemical energy conversion configurations. It will also reveal some interesting electrochemical aspects involved in the processes.

Liaw, Bor Y.

1993-03-01

98

Densities of some molten fluoride salt mixtures suitable for heat storage in space power applications  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Liquid densities were determined for a number of fluoride salt mixtures suitable for heat storage in space power applications, using a procedure that consisted of measuring the loss of weight of an inert bob in the melt. The density apparatus was calibrated with pure LiF and NaF at different temperatures. Density data for safe binary and ternary fluoride salt eutectics and congruently melting intermediate compounds are presented. In addition, a comparison was made between the volumetric heat storage capacity of different salt mixtures.

Misra, Ajay K.

1988-01-01

99

Enhanced Electroanalysis in Lithium Potassium Eutectic (LKE) Using Microfabricated Square Microelectrodes.  

PubMed

Molten salts (MSs) are an attractive medium for chemical and electrochemical processing and as a result there is demand for MS-compatible analysis technologies. However, MSs containing redox species present a challenging environment in which to perform analytical measurements because of their corrosive nature, significant thermal convection and the high temperatures involved. This paper outlines the fabrication and characterization of microfabricated square microelectrodes (MSMs) designed for electrochemical analysis in MS systems. Their design enables precise control over electrode dimension, the minimization of stress because of differential thermal expansion through design for high temperature operation, and the minimization of corrosive attack through effective insulation. The exemplar MS system used for characterization was lithium chloride/potassium chloride eutectic (LKE), which has potential applications in pyrochemical nuclear fuel reprocessing, metal refining, molten salt batteries and electric power cells. The observed responses for a range of redox ions between 400 and 500 °C (673 and 773 K) were quantitative and typical of microelectrodes. MSMs also showed the reduced iR drop, steady-state diffusion-limited response, and reduced sensitivity to convection seen for microelectrodes under ambient conditions and expected for these electrodes in comparison to macroelectrodes. Diffusion coefficients were obtained in close agreement with literature values, more readily and at greater precision and accuracy than both macroelectrode and previous microelectrode measurements. The feasibility of extracting individual physical parameters from mixtures of redox species (as required in reprocessing) and of the prolonged measurement required for online monitoring was also demonstrated. Together, this demonstrates that MSMs provide enhanced electrode devices widely applicable to the characterization of redox species in a range of MS systems. PMID:25284431

Corrigan, Damion K; Blair, Ewen O; Terry, Jonathan G; Walton, Anthony J; Mount, Andrew R

2014-11-18

100

Fluoride salts as phase change materials for thermal energy storage in the temperature range 1000-1400 K  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eutectic compositions and congruently melting intermediate compounds in binary and ternary fluoride salt systems were characterized for potential use as latent heat of fusion phase change materials to store thermal energy in the temperature range 1000-1400 K. The melting points and eutectic compositions for many systems with published phase diagrams were experimentally verified and new eutectic compositions having melting points between 1000 and 1400 K were identified. Heats of fusion of several binary and ternary eutectics and congruently melting compounds were experimentally measured by differential scanning calorimetry. For a few systems in which heats of mixing in the melts have been measured, heats of fusion of the eutectics were calculated from thermodynamic considerations and good agreement was obtained between the measured and calculated values. Several combinations of salts with high heats of fusion per unit mass (greater than 0.7 kJ/g) have been identified for possible use as phase change materials in advanced solar dynamic space power applications.

Misra, Ajay K.

1988-01-01

101

Influence of Phosphorus on the Nucleation of Eutectic Silicon in Al-Si Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The role of phosphorus (P) in the heterogeneous nucleation of eutectic silicon (Si) and the evolution of eutectic grains in hypoeutectic aluminum-silicon alloys were investigated. Systematic additions of P in the range of 0.5 to 20 ppm to Al-7 wt pct Si alloys of different purities have shown that the morphology of the eutectic Si changes from a fine plate- to a coarse flake-like structure. The growth of eutectic grains was investigated by interrupting the eutectic reaction by quenching experiments. Moreover, the macroscopic growth mode of the eutectic grains was characterized by electron backscatter diffraction. An increase in P concentration from 2 to 3 ppm resulted in a transition of the macroscopic growth mode of the Al-Si eutectic in high purity alloys from growth with a planar front with a strong dependence of the thermal gradient, to nucleation in the vicinity of the primary Al dendrites and subsequent growth of distinct eutectic grains. It is suggested that AlP particles are the key impurities acting as potential nucleation sites for eutectic Si. This is further substantiated as with increasing P concentration nucleation and growth of the Al-Si occurred at higher temperatures close the equilibrium Al-Si eutectic solidification temperature at 850 K (577 °C). In addition, the recalescence undercooling ? T R,eu was reduced from 4.5 K (0.5 ppm P) to 1.5 K (20 ppm P) in high purity alloys. This was accompanied by a drastic increase of the nucleation rate of the eutectic grains.

Ludwig, Thomas Hartmut; Schaffer, Paul Louis; Arnberg, Lars

2013-12-01

102

Refinement of Promising Coating Compositions for Directionally Cast Eutectics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The successful application of high creep strength, directionally solidified gamma/gamma prime-delta (Ni-19.7Cb-6Cr-2.5Al) eutectic superalloy turbine blades requires the development of suitable coatings for airfoil, root and internal blade surfaces. In order to improve coatings for the gamma/gamma prime-delta alloy, the current investigation had the goals of (1) refining promising coating compositions for directionally solidified eutectics, (2) evaluating the effects of coating/ substrate interactions on the mechanical properties of the alloy, and (3) evaluating diffusion aluminide coatings for internal surfaces. Burner rig cyclic oxidation, furnace cyclic hot corrosion, ductility, and thermal fatigue tests indicated that NiCrAlY+Pt(63 to 127 micron Ni-18Cr-12Al-0.3Y + 6 micron Pt) and NiCrAlY(63 to 127 micron Ni-18Cr-12Al-0.3Y) coatings are capable of protecting high temperature gas path surfaces of eutectic alloy airfoils. Burner rig (Mach 0.37) testing indicated that the useful coating life of the 127 micron thick coatings exceeded 1000 hours at 1366 K (2000 deg F). Isothermal fatigue and furnance hot corrosion tests indicated that 63 micron NiCrAlY, NiCrAlY + Pt and platinum modified diffusion aluminide (Pt + Al) coating systems are capable of protecting the relatively cooler surfaces of the blade root. Finally, a gas phase coating process was evaluated for diffusion aluminizing internal surfaces and cooling holes of air-cooled gamma/gamma prime-delta turbine blades.

Strangman, T. E.; Felten, E. J.; Benden, R. S.

1976-01-01

103

Development of high temperature fasteners using directionally solidified eutectic alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The suitability of the eutectics for high temperature fasteners was investigated. Material properties were determined as a function of temperature, and included shear parallel and perpendicular to the growth direction and torsion parallel to it. Techniques for fabricating typical fastener shapes included grinding, creep forming, and direct casting. Both lamellar Ni3Al-Ni3Nb and fibrous (Co,Cr,Al)-(Cr,Co)7C3 alloys showed promise as candidate materials for high temperature fastener applications. A brief evaluation of the performance of the best fabricated fastener design was made.

George, F. D.

1972-01-01

104

Pattern Formation and Growth Kinetics in Eutectic Systems  

SciTech Connect

Growth patterns during liquid/solid phase transformation are governed by simultaneous effects of heat and mass transfer mechanisms, creation of new interfaces, jump of the crystallization units from liquid to solid and their rearrangement in the solid matrix. To examine how the above processes influence the scale of microstructure, two eutectic systems are chosen for the study: a polymeric system polyethylene glycol-p-dibromobenzene (PEG-DBBZ) and a simple molecular system succinonitrile (SCN)-camphor. The scaling law for SCN-camphor system is found to follow the classical Jackson-Hunt model of circular rod eutectic, where the diffusion in the liquid and the interface energy are the main physics governing the two-phase pattern. In contrast, a significantly different scaling law is observed for the polymer system. The interface kinetics of PEG phase and its solute concentration dependence thus have been critically investigated for the first time by directional solidification technique. A model is then proposed that shows that the two-phase pattern in polymers is governed by the interface diffusion and the interface kinetics. In SCN-camphor system, a new branch of eutectic, elliptical shape rodl, is found in thin samples where only one layer of camphor rods is present. It is found that the orientation of the ellipse can change from the major axis in the direction of the thickness to the direction of the width as the velocity and/or the sample thickness is decreased. A theoretical model is developed that predicts the spacing and orientation of the elliptical rods in a thin sample. The single phase growth patterns of SCN-camphor system were also examined with emphasis on the three-dimensional single cell and cell/dendrite transition. For the 3D single cell in a capillary tube, the entire cell shape ahead of the eutectic front can be described by the Saffmann-Taylor finger only at extremely low growth rate. A 3D directional solidification model is developed to characterize the cell shape and tip undercooling and the experimental results are compared with the predictions of the model. From the investigation of cell/dendrite transition, a model is proposed, from which the condition for the onset of the transition can be obtained.

Jing Teng

2007-12-01

105

Eutectic Morphology of Al-7Si-0.3Mg Alloys with Scandium Additions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The mechanisms of Al-Si eutectic refinement due to scandium (Sc) additions have been studied in an Al-7Si-0.3Mg foundry alloy. The evolution of eutectic microstructure is studied by thermal analysis and interrupted solidification, and the distribution of Sc is studied by synchrotron micro-XRF mapping. Sc is shown to cause significant refinement of the eutectic silicon. The results show that Sc additions strongly suppress the nucleation of eutectic silicon due to the formation of ScP instead of AlP. Sc additions change the macroscopic eutectic growth mode to the propagation of a defined eutectic front from the mold walls opposite to the heat flux direction similar to past work with Na, Ca, and Y additions. It is found that Sc segregates to the eutectic aluminum and AlSi2Sc2 phases and not to eutectic silicon, suggesting that impurity-induced twinning does not operate. The results suggest that Sc refinement is mostly caused by the significantly reduced silicon nucleation frequency and the resulting increase in mean interface growth rate.

Pandee, Phromphong; Gourlay, C. M.; Belyakov, S. A.; Ozaki, Ryota; Yasuda, Hideyuki; Limmaneevichitr, Chaowalit

2014-09-01

106

Effect of Pulsed Magnetic Field on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Eutectic Al-Si Alloy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pulsed magnetic field (PMF) processing has been employed for refining the microstructure of eutectic (Al-12.4Si) Al-Si alloy in the current study. The effect of PMF on microstructure and mechanical properties of eutectic Al-Si alloy was studied. The results show that the morphology of primary ?-Al was refined from coarse columnar dendrites to fine equiaxed dendrites by PMF treatment. Fine short rod-like or rounded particle-like eutectic silicon was formed during solidification of eutectic Al-Si alloy treated by PMF. PMF treatment reduced the size of eutectic silicon from 49 to 2.3 ?m in length, and the width from 3.1 to 0.6 ?m. The aspect ratio of eutectic silicon was also reduced by PMF treatment from slightly less than 16 to slightly less than 4. The ultimate tensile strength and elongation of eutectic Al-Si alloy with PMF treatment at room temperature were about 201 MPa and 8.8 pct, respectively, which were increased by 47 and 73 pct, respectively, compared with the eutectic Al-Si alloy without PMF treatment.

Zhang, L.

2013-04-01

107

Forming solder joints by sintering eutectic tin-lead solder paste  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is possible to form solder joints with mechanical integrity, but not mechanical strength comparable to that achieved by\\u000a melting the solder, by sintering eutectic tin-lead solder paste where small amounts of eutectic Sn-Bi powder are added to\\u000a the paste. This increases the rate of sintering through liquid-phase sintering.

Mark A. Palmer; Christy N. Alexander; Brian Nguyen

1999-01-01

108

MEASUREMENTS OF SPECIFIC ELECTRICAL CONTACT RESISTANCE BETWEEN SIC AND LEAD-LITHIUM EUTECTIC ALLOY  

E-print Network

MEASUREMENTS OF SPECIFIC ELECTRICAL CONTACT RESISTANCE BETWEEN SIC AND LEAD-LITHIUM EUTECTIC ALLOY resistance of disks of high purity CVD SiC were measured with liquid lead-lithium eutectic (LLE) alloy melts to be addressed. I. INTRODUCTION In the Dual Coolant Lead Lithium (DCLL) blanket [1,2] concept, silicon carbide

Abdou, Mohamed

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Evaluation of 2.25Cr-1Mo Alloy for Containment of LiCl/KCl Eutectic during the Pyrometallurgical Processing of Used Nuclear Fuel  

SciTech Connect

Recovery of uranium from the Mk-IV and Mk-V electrorefiner vessels containing a LiCl/KCl eutectic salt has been on-going for 14 and 12 years, respectively, during the pyrometallurgical processing of used nuclear fuel. Although austenitic stainless steels are typically utilized for LiCl/KCl salt systems, the presence of cadmium in the Mk-IV electrorefiner dictates an alternate material. A 2.25Cr-1Mo alloy (ASME SA-387) was chosen due to the absence of nickel in the alloy which has a considerable solubility in cadmium. Using the transition metal impurities (iron, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and manganese) in the electrorefined uranium products, an algorithm was developed to derive values for the contribution of the transition metals from the various input sources. Weight loss and corrosion rate data for the Mk-V electrorefiner vessel were then generated based on the transition metal impurities in the uranium products. To date, the corrosion rate of the 2.25Cr-1Mo alloy in LiCl/KCl eutectic is outstanding assuming uniform (i.e. non-localized) conditions.

B.R. Westphal; S.X. Li; G.L. Fredrickson; D. Vaden; T.A. Johnson; J.C. Wass

2011-03-01

110

Effect of Alloying Elements on the Electrification-Fusion Phenomenon in Sn-Based Eutectic Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effect of alloying elements on the electrification-fusion phenomenon in Sn-based eutectic alloys (Sn-9Zn and Sn-37Pb) under alternating current was investigated in this study. Experimental results showed that the critical fusion current densities (CFCD) of Sn-based alloys were closely related to both the conductivity of the individual phase and the eutectic temperature. While the electrical current density value required to trigger microstructural evolution for the Sn-9Zn alloy was larger than the CFCD of pure Sn (1399 A/cm2), that for the Sn-37Pb alloy was not. Through in situ examination of the microstructural evolution during electrification-fusion tests, the initial liquation site emerged from individual Sn-based eutectic phase (i.e., the Sn/Zn eutectic phase or Sn/Pb eutectic phase); The liquation regions in the Sn/Zn eutectic phase and ?-Sn phase of the Sn-9Zn alloy were not concentrated over the observation area. The liquation regions in the Sn/Pb eutectic phase and ?-Sn phase of the Sn-37Pb alloy were extensively distributed over the observation area. According to the fusion distributed density at the observation area, the Sn-9Zn alloy has great potential to replace the Sn-37Pb alloy in future electrification applications.

Lan, Gong-An; Lui, Truan-Sheng; Chen, Li-Hui

2013-02-01

111

Role of Sulfur on the Transition from Graphite to Cementite Eutectic in Cast Iron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the current study, an analytic solution is considered to explain the influence of sulfur on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic in cast iron. The outcome from the current study indicates that this transition can be related to (a) the graphite nucleation potential (directly characterized by the cell count and indirectly by the nucleation coefficients; (b) the eutectic graphite growth rate coefficient; (c) the temperature range between the equilibrium temperature for graphite eutectic and the formation temperature for cementite eutectic; and (d) the liquid volume fraction, after pre-eutectic austenite solidification. In addition, the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies, as well as critical cooling rates including the chill width of the cast iron can be predicted from the current study. The analytic model was experimentally verified for castings with various sulfur contents. It is found that the main role of sulfur on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic is through its effect on lowering the growth coefficient, and hence, the graphite eutectic growth rate. In addition, it is found that with the increasing sulfur content, the critical cooling rate is significantly reduced, thus increasing the absolute and the relative chilling tendency values, including the chill width.

Fra?, Edward; Górny, Marcin; Lopez, Hugo F.; Kawalec, Magdalena

2013-06-01

112

Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of the Solidification of Eutectic Al-Si Alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The eutectic alloys have a wide spectrum of applications due to their good castability and physical and mechanical properties. The interphase spacing resulting during solidification is an important microstructural feature that significantly influences the mechanical behavior of the material. Thus, knowledge of the evolution of the interphase spacing during solidification is necessary in order to properly design the solidification process and optimize the material properties. While the growth of regular eutectics is rather well understood, the irregular eutectics such as Al-Si or Fe-graphite exhibit undercoolings and lamellar spacings much larger than those theoretically predicted. Despite of a considerable amount of experimental and theoretical work a clear understanding of the true mechanism underlying the spacing selection in irregular eutectics is yet to be achieved. A new experimental study of the solidification of the eutectic Al-Si alloy will be reported in this paper. The measured interface undercoolings and lamellar spacing will be compared to those found in the literature in order to get more general information regarding the growth mechanism of irregular eutectics. A modification of the present theory of the eutectic growth is also proposed. The results of the modified mathematical model, accounting for a non-isothermal solid/liquid interface, will be compared to the experimental measurements.

Sen, S.; Catalina, A. V.; Rose, M. Franklin (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

113

Solidification of high temperature molten salts for thermal energy storage systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The solidification of phase change materials for the high temperature thermal energy storage system of an advanced solar thermal power system has been examined theoretically. In light of the particular thermophysical properties of candidate phase change high temperature salts, such as the eutectic mixture of NaF - MgF2, the heat transfer characteristics of one-dimensional inward solidification for a cylindrical geometry

J. W. Sheffield

1981-01-01

114

Double layer effects on metal nucleation in deep eutectic solvents.  

PubMed

The electrodeposition of zinc has been studied in two deep eutectic solvents. Unlike the metals studied to date in these liquids, zinc electrodeposition is not mass transport limited and the morphology of the deposit differs in the two liquids. This study shows that changing the concentration of solute affects the physical properties of the liquid to different extents although this is found to not effect the morphology of the metal deposited. EXAFS was used to show that the speciation of zinc was the same in both liquids. Double layer capacitance studies showed differences between the two liquids and these are proposed to be due to the adsorption of a species on the electrode which is thought to be chloride. The differences in zinc morphology is attributed to blocking of certain crystal faces leading to deposition of small platelet shaped crystals in the glycol based liquid. PMID:21519629

Abbott, Andrew P; Barron, John C; Frisch, Gero; Gurman, Stephen; Ryder, Karl S; Fernando Silva, A

2011-06-01

115

Eutectic Microstructure and Thermoelectric Properties of Mg2Sn  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ingots of undoped and Ag-doped Mg2Sn were prepared from the melt using a rocking Bridgman furnace at different cooling rates: slow cooling (0.1 K/min), moderate cooling (1 K/min), and rapid quenching. The ingots show very different microstructure and thermoelectric properties. Slow-cooled ingots consist of large Mg2Sn crystals with minor inclusions. Moderate-cooled ingots show significant variation in composition and microstructure, with Mg-rich material at the topmost section of the ingot and Sn-rich material at the bottom surface of the ingot. Rapid quenching results in ingots with finely dispersed Mg + Mg2Sn eutectic microstructure in the form of lamellae 200 nm to 500 nm in thickness. Measurements of the Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity in the temperature range of T = 80 K to 700 K were carried out to establish correlations between the microstructure and the thermoelectric properties.

Chen, H. Y.; Savvides, N.

2010-09-01

116

Electroplated Fe films prepared from a deep eutectic solvent  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electroplating of Fe films was carried out from choline chloride-ethylene glycol types of DES (Deep Eutectic Solvent). We investigated magnetic properties of the plated Fe films and evaluated the productivity for the electroplating process. Consequently, we found that surface morphology and current efficiency of the plated films were affected by the bath temperature. We obtained the Fe films with relatively smooth surface and high current efficiency in the bath temperature range from 70 to 110 °C. The deposition rate for our process depended on the current density, and we obtained high deposition rate value of approximately 120 ?m/h. We also obtained high current efficiency values of approximately 90% in the wide range of plating time. These results indicate that the DES-based bath has industrial advantages for mass-producing Fe films. Therefore, we conclude that the DES-based bath is an attractive plating bath for Fe films.

Yanai, T.; Shiraishi, K.; Shimokawa, T.; Watanabe, Y.; Ohgai, T.; Nakano, M.; Suzuki, K.; Fukunaga, H.

2014-05-01

117

Oxygen concentration measurement in liquid lead-bismuth eutectic  

SciTech Connect

Liquid lead-bismuth (Pb-Bi) eutectic (LBE) may see extensive use as a coolant fluid, and perhaps also as a spallation target, in next generation nuclear energy systems. While it is not as reactive as alkali metal liquids, it does present a long term corrosion problem with some materials, notably stainless steels. Mitigation of the corrosion problem may be achieved by producing and maintaining a protective oxide on exposed surfaces, through control of the concentration of dissolved oxygen in the LBE. We have developed an oxygen sensor based on available zirconia-based solid electrolytes used in the automotive industry, which represents a relatively inexpensive source of reproducible and reliable components. We will present the design considerations and characteristics of our sensor unit, and describe its use in the LBE test loop at Los Alamos for measurement and control of dissolved oxygen concentration.

Darling, T. W. (Timothy W.); Li, N. (Ning)

2001-01-01

118

The Effect of Carbon on the Transition from Graphite to Cementite Eutectic in Cast Iron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, an analytical solution is proposed to explain the influence of carbon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic in cast iron. The outcome from this work indicates that this transition can be related to (a) the graphite nucleation potential (directly characterized by the cell count, N and indirectly by the nucleation coefficients N s and b), (b) the eutectic graphite growth rate coefficient, ?, (c) the temperature range, ?T sc = T s - T c (where T s and T c are the equilibrium temperature for graphite eutectic and the formation temperature for cementite eutectic, respectively), and (d) the liquid volume fraction, f, after pre-eutectic austenite solidification. In addition, the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies, CT and CTr, respectively, as well as the critical cooling rate, Q cr, and the chill width, w, can be predicted from this work. The analytical model was experimentally verified for castings with various carbon contents. It was found that the carbon content increases the eutectic cell count, N while reducing the maximum degree of undercooling at the onset of graphite eutectic solidification, ?T m. From this work it is evident that the main role of carbon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic is through its effect on increasing the growth coefficient and hence, the graphite eutectic growth rate, u. Moreover, at increasing carbon contents the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies including the chill width, all are significantly reduced. Finally, the equations derived using theoretical arguments for the chill width are rather similar to expressions based on a statistical analysis of the experimental outcome.

Fra?, Edward; Górny, M.; Lopez, Hugo F.

2014-09-01

119

The Effect of Carbon on the Transition from Graphite to Cementite Eutectic in Cast Iron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, an analytical solution is proposed to explain the influence of carbon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic in cast iron. The outcome from this work indicates that this transition can be related to (a) the graphite nucleation potential (directly characterized by the cell count, N and indirectly by the nucleation coefficients N s and b), (b) the eutectic graphite growth rate coefficient, ?, (c) the temperature range, ?T sc = T s - T c (where T s and T c are the equilibrium temperature for graphite eutectic and the formation temperature for cementite eutectic, respectively), and (d) the liquid volume fraction, f, after pre-eutectic austenite solidification. In addition, the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies, CT and CTr, respectively, as well as the critical cooling rate, Q cr, and the chill width, w, can be predicted from this work. The analytical model was experimentally verified for castings with various carbon contents. It was found that the carbon content increases the eutectic cell count, N while reducing the maximum degree of undercooling at the onset of graphite eutectic solidification, ?T m. From this work it is evident that the main role of carbon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic is through its effect on increasing the growth coefficient and hence, the graphite eutectic growth rate, u. Moreover, at increasing carbon contents the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies including the chill width, all are significantly reduced. Finally, the equations derived using theoretical arguments for the chill width are rather similar to expressions based on a statistical analysis of the experimental outcome.

Fra?, Edward; Górny, M.; Lopez, Hugo F.

2014-11-01

120

Eutectic superalloys by edge-defined, film-fed growth  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The feasibility of producing directionally solidified eutectic alloy composites by edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) was carried out. The three eutectic alloys which were investigated were gamma + delta, gamma/gamma prime + delta, and a Co-base TaC alloy containing Cr and Ni. Investigations into the compatibility and wettability of these metals with various carbides, borides, nitrides, and oxides disclosed that compounds with the largest (negative) heats of formation were most stable but poorest wetting. Nitrides and carbides had suitable stability and low contact angles but capillary rise was observed only with carbides. Oxides would not give capillary rise but would probably fulfill the other wetting requirements of EFG. Tantalum carbide was selected for most of the experimental portion of the program based on its exhibiting spontaneous capillary rise and satisfactory slow rate of degradation in the liquid metals. Samples of all three alloys were grown by EFG with the major experimental effort restricted to gamma + delta and gamma/gamma prime + delta alloys. In the standard, uncooled EFG apparatus, the thermal gradient was inferred from the growth speed and was 150 to 200 C/cm. This value may be compared to typical gradients of less than 100 C/cm normally achieved in a standard Bridgman-type apparatus. When a stream of helium was directed against the side of the bar during growth, the gradient was found to improve to about 250 C/cm. In comparison, a theoretical gradient of 700 C/cm should be possible under ideal conditions, without the use of chills. Methods for optimizing the gradient in EFG are discussed, and should allow attainment of close to the theoretical for a particular configuration.

Hurley, G. F.

1975-01-01

121

Ice/hydrohalite crystallization structures in sub-eutectic freezing experiments in the system NaCl-H20 and possible implications for the properties of frozen brines in Europa: A preliminary report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sulfates are likely to be the most abundant solutes in the subsurface Europan liquid ocean. NaCl may also be a significant component of such liquids based on the compositions of stony meteorites like those thought to be among the source materials for the silicates in Europa's interior. The system NaCl-H20 exhibits a eutectic at -20.8°C and 23.3 weight percent NaCl between ice Ih and hydrohalite (NaCl.2H20). This low eutectic temperature compared to Mg and Na sulfate hydrate/ice eutectics indicates that hydrohalite should be among the last salts to crystallize in brine upwellings along rifts and other places where resurfacing by melt extrusion occurs on Europa. We conducted a suite of freezing experiments on NaCl brines with 20.3, 23.3, and 26.6 (saturated) weight percent NaCl by holding these liquids at a few degrees below the eutectic temperature. These runs produced ice-rich, eutectic and hydrohalite-rich aggregates of both phases, respectively, as confirmed by cryogenic x-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Based on direct observations of crystals forming at the tops and bottoms of the sample chambers and on refractive index measurements of subsequently melted sample material, marked fractional crystallization and segregation by density of ice, hydrohalite, and residual liquids occurred in the 20.3 and 26.6% samples and less so in for the eutectic composition. Crystallization of very fine grained eutectic intergrowths was recognized in cryogenic SEM images of all these samples and they were especially prominent in samples frozen from saturated brine. These samples were very difficult to cleave compared to pure polycrystalline ice, and hence are likely to have high fracture toughness. Direct measurements of this property and also the effects of partial melting on ductile flow rates are planned on such samples. Refracturing of such regions of fine eutectoid ice/hydrohalite intergrowths is likely to be inhibited in refrozen rifts compared to more ice-rich regions on Europa.

Rieck, K.; Kirby, S. H.; Stern, L. A.

2005-12-01

122

Low-salt diet  

MedlinePLUS

... you cook, replace salt with other seasonings. Pepper, garlic, herbs, and lemon are good choices. Avoid packaged spice blends. They often contain salt. Use garlic and onion powder, not garlic and onion salt. ...

123

Effect of boron on the microstructure of near-eutectic Al-Si alloys  

SciTech Connect

The effect of boron on the microstructure of a near-eutectic Al-Si alloy (ZL109) was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron beam microprobe analysis (EPMA). It was found that {alpha}-Al dendrites and eutectic clusters were significantly refined by the addition of boron. Another interesting discovery is that the near-eutectic alloy exhibited hypereutectic structure characteristics when the level of boron added exceeds 0.3%, i.e., primary Si is precipitated in the eutectic microstructure. A new type of nucleation substrate for the primary Si is found, Al {sub x}Ca {sub m}B {sub n}Si. This appears to be the main reason for the precipitation of primary Si.

Wu Yuying [Key Laboratory of Materials Liquid Structure and Heredity, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong (China)]. E-mail: wyy532001@163.com; Liu Xiangfa [Key Laboratory of Materials Liquid Structure and Heredity, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong (China); Bian Xiufang [Key Laboratory of Materials Liquid Structure and Heredity, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong (China)

2007-02-15

124

Growth of eutectic silicon from primary silicon crystals in aluminium-silicon alloys  

SciTech Connect

Technological interest in aluminium-silicon alloys derives, fundamentally, from their excellent moulding properties provided by the presence of silicon. In addition, they possess high thermal and electrical conductivities and good corrosion resistance. The possibility of modification of their cast structure by adding small quantities of alkaline and alkaline-earth elements makes their mechanical characteristics very competitive. Metallographic observations of the structures of primary and eutectic silicon crystals, and their possible synergistic influence, provide useful data on the critical stages of formation and growth of eutectic silicon phase. The nucleation and growth of eutectic silicon, removed from the cooperative precipitation zone, induce refinement in crystal size and, therefore, an improvement of the mechanical properties of the moulded structure. The aim of this investigation was to observe the influence of primary silicon crystals on the nucleation and growth of eutectic silicon.

Criado, A.J.; Martinez, J.A.; Calabres, R. [Complutense Univ. of Madrid (Spain). Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering] [Complutense Univ. of Madrid (Spain). Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering

1997-01-01

125

Study of uranium solubility in gallium-indium eutectic alloy by emf method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Activity, activity coefficients and solubility of uranium in Ga-In eutectic alloy as well as activity of uranium in U-Ga and U-In alloys were determined between 573 and 1073 K using electromotive force (emf) method.

Volkovich, V. A.; Maltsev, D. S.; Yamshchikov, L. F.; Osipenko, A. G.; Raspopin, S. P.; Kormilitsyn, M. V.

2013-02-01

126

Coal gasification by CO 2 gas bubbling in molten salt for solar\\/fossil energy hybridization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coal gasification with CO2 (the Boudouard reaction: C+CO2=2CO, ?rH°=169.2 kJ\\/mol at 1150 K), which can be applied to a solar thermochemical process to convert concentrated solar heat into chemical energy, was conducted in the molten salt medium (eutectic mixture of Na2CO3 and K2CO3, weight ratio=1\\/1) to provide thermal storage. When CO2 gas was bubbled through the molten salt, higher reaction

Jun Matsunami; Shinya Yoshida; Yoshinori Oku; Osamu Yokota; Yutaka Tamaura; Mitsunobu Kitamura

2000-01-01

127

Effect of molten Pb-Bi eutectic on the fatigue strength of steel  

Microsoft Academic Search

1.When steel is wetted by molten Pb-Bi eutectic, its fatigue strength is substantially reduced as a result of the penetration of the molten alloy into the steel (usually along the grain boundaries).2.The harmful effect of molten Pb-Bi eutectic can be prevented by the formation of an oxide film on steel surface. And so, a continuous film of a tenancious chromium

A. L. Bichuya; M. F. Zamora; V. F. Pikhel'son; M. I. Chaevskii

1969-01-01

128

Eutectic structures in friction spot welding joint of aluminum alloy to copper  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A dissimilar joint of AA5083 Al alloy and copper was produced by friction spot welding. The Al-MgCuAl2 eutectic in both coupled and divorced manners were found in the weld. At a relatively high temperature, mass transport of Cu due to plastic deformation, material flow, and atomic diffusion, combined with the alloy system of AA5083 are responsible for the ternary eutectic melting.

Shen, Junjun; Suhuddin, Uceu F. H.; Cardillo, Maria E. B.; dos Santos, Jorge F.

2014-05-01

129

Bond-Integrity Testing of Sapphire Chips Mounted with Eutectic Preforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 3000-5000 Å polysilicon film deposited on the back surface of a sapphire wafer during the polysilicon-gate deposition process is shown to provide a satisfactory bonding layer for eutectic mounting of silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) chips to gold-plated packages using Au-Si eutectic preforms, provided that the back-surface polysilicon film is maintained in the undoped state during subsequent wafer processing. N+doped polysilicon films

THOMAS J. FAITH; ROBERT S. IRVEN

1984-01-01

130

Comparison of nickel carbon and iron carbon eutectic fixed point cells for the calibration of thermocouples  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three nickel-carbon (Ni-C) and three iron-carbon (Fe-C) eutectic fixed points cells of a new design, meeting the requirements for reliable applications and being suitable for the calibration of thermocouples, were constructed at PTB and Inmetro. Their melting temperatures were compared by using the high-temperature furnace of PTB (HTF-R) and two platinum\\/palladium (Pt\\/Pd) thermocouples. The measured emfs of the Ni-C eutectic

F. Edler; A. C. Baratto

2006-01-01

131

Evaluation and modeling of the eutectic composition of various drug-polyethylene glycol solid dispersions.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of which factors contribute to the eutectic composition of drug-polyethylene glycol (PEG) blends and to compare experimental values with predictions from the semi-empirical model developed by Lacoulonche et al. Eutectic compositions of various drug-PEG 3350 solid dispersions were predicted, assuming athermal mixing, and compared to experimentally determined eutectic points. The presence or absence of specific interactions between the drug and PEG 3350 were investigated using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The eutectic composition for haloperidol-PEG and loratadine-PEG solid dispersions was accurately predicted using the model, while predictions for aceclofenac-PEG and chlorpropamide-PEG were very different from those experimentally observed. Deviations in the model prediction from ideal behavior for the systems evaluated were confirmed to be due to the presence of specific interactions between the drug and polymer, as demonstrated by IR spectroscopy. Detailed analysis showed that the eutectic composition prediction from the model is interdependent on the crystal lattice energy of the drug compound (evaluated from the melting temperature and the heat of fusion) as well as the nature of the drug-polymer interactions. In conclusion, for compounds with melting points less than 200°C, the model is ideally suited for predicting the eutectic composition of systems where there is an absence of drug-polymer interactions. PMID:20141502

Baird, Jared A; Taylor, Lynne S

2011-06-01

132

Thermodynamic description and unidirectional solidification of eutectic organic alloys: I. Succinonitrile-(D)camphor system  

SciTech Connect

The temperature and enthalpy of transformations of organic alloys from the binary system succinonitrile-(D)camphor were measured by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) within the entire composition range. The analytical description of the Gibbs energies of pure succinonitrile (SCN) and pure (D)camphor (DC) were derived utilizing the data on temperature and enthalpy of transformations, and temperature dependencies of heat capacity available in the literature. The phase diagram for the binary SCN-DC system was assessed via the CALPHAD approach using Thermo-Calc by simultaneously optimizing the thermodynamic and phase equilibrium data available in the literature and measured in the present work. A good agreement between the experimental and calculated data for the phase diagram as well as for the thermochemical properties was achieved. Experiments and calculations show that the binary system SCN-DC has an eutectic reaction with the eutectic point at 311.5 K and 13.9 mol% DC. The enthalpy of mixing derived in the optimisation proves weak attractive interaction between dissimilar molecules. Unidirectional solidification of the eutectic alloy was performed in order to verify the nature of the eutectic: we find that eutectic growth occurs with both solid phases being nonfacetted and with a rod-like eutectic structure consisting of 23 vol% (DC) and 77 vol% (SCN). Due to the optical activity of DC its distribution in the solid sample is well detectible in polarised light.

Witusiewicz, V.T.; Sturz, L.; Hecht, U.; Rex, S

2004-09-06

133

Formation mechanism of primary phases and eutectic structures within undercooled Pb-Sb-Sn ternary alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The solidification characteristics of three types of Pb-Sb-Sn ternary alloys with different primary phases were studied under substantial undercooling conditions. The experimental results show that primary (Pb) and SbSn phases grow in the dendritic mode, whereas primary (Sb) phase exhibits faceted growth in the form of polygonal blocks and long strips. (Pb) solid solution phase displays strong affinity with SbSn intermetallic compound so that they produce various morphologies of pseudobinary eutectics, but it can only grow in the divorced eutectic mode together with (Sb) phase. Although (Sb) solid solution phase and SbSn intermetallic compound may grow cooperatively within ternary eutectic microstructures, they seldom form pseudobinary eutectics independently. The (Pb)+(Sb)+SbSn ternary eutectic structure usually shows lamellar morphology, but appears as anomalous eutectic when its volume fraction becomes small. EDS analyses reveal that all of the three primary (Pb), (Sb) and SbSn phases exhibit conspicuous solute trapping effect during rapid solidification, which results in the remarkable extension of solute solubility.

Wang, Weili; Dai, Fuping; Wei, Bingbo

2007-08-01

134

Directionally solidified pseudo-binary eutectics of Ni-Cr-(Hf, Zr)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A pseudo-binary eutectic, in which the intermetallic Ni7Hf2 reinforces the Ni-Cr solid solution phase, was previously predicted in the Ni-Cr-Hf system by a computer analysis. The experimental determination of pseudo binary eutectic compositions and the directional solidification of the Ni-Cr-Hf, Zr, and Ni-Cr-Zr eutectic alloys are discussed. To determine unknown eutectics, chemical analyses were made of material bled from near eutectic ingots during incipient melting. Nominal compositions in weight percent of Ni-18.6Cr-24.0HF, Ni19.6Cr-12.8Zr-2.8Hf, and Ni-19.2Cr-14.8Zr formed aligned pseudo-binary eutectic structures. The melting points were about 1270 C. The reinforcing intermetallic phases were identified as noncubic (Ni,Cr)7Hf2 and (Ni,Cr)7(Hf,Zr)2, and face centered cubic (Ni,Cr)5Zr. The volume fraction of the reinforcing phases were about 0.5.

Kim, Y. G.; Ashbrook, R. L.

1975-01-01

135

Preliminary study of the electrolysis of aluminum sulfide in molten salts  

SciTech Connect

A preliminary laboratory-scale study of the electrolysis of aluminum sulfide in molten salts investigated the (1) solubility of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/ in molten salts, (2) electrochemical behavior of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/, and (3) electrolysis of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/ with the determination of current efficiency as a function of current density. The solubility measurements show that MgCl/sub 2/-NaCl-KCl eutectic electrolyte at 1023 K can dissolve up to 3.3 mol % sulfide. The molar ratio of sulfur to aluminum in the eutectic is about one, which suggests that some sulfur remains undissolved, probably in the form of MgS. The experimental data and thermodynamic calculations suggest that Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/ dissolves in the eutectic to form AlS/sup +/ species in solution. Addition of AlCl/sub 3/ to the eutectic enhances the solubility of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/; the solubility increases with increasing AlCl/sub 3/ concentration. The electrode reaction mechanism for the electrolysis of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/ was elucidated by using linear sweep voltammetry. The cathodic reduction of aluminum-ion-containing species to aluminum proceeds by a reversible, diffusion-controlled, three-electron reaction. The anodic reaction involves the two-electron discharge of sulfide-ion-containing species, followed by the fast dimerization of sulfur atoms to S/sub 2/. Electrolysis experiments show that Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/ dissolved in molten MgCl/sub 2/-NaCl-KCl eutectic or in eutectic containing AlCl/sub 3/ can be electrolyzed to produce aluminum and sulfur. In the eutectic at 1023 K, the electrolysis can be conducted up to about 300 mA/cm/sup 2/ for the saturation solubility of Al/sub 2/S/sub 3/. Although these preliminary results are promising, additional studies are needed to elucidate many critical operating parameters before the technical potential of the electrolysis can be accurately assessed. 20 figures, 18 tables.

Minh, N.Q.; Loutfy, R.O.; Yao, N.P.

1983-02-01

136

Ionic liquid analogues formed from hydrated metal salts.  

PubMed

A dark green, viscous liquid can be formed by mixing choline chloride with chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate and the physical properties are characteristic of an ionic liquid. The eutectic composition is found to be 1:2 choline chloride/chromium chloride. The viscosity and conductivity are measured as a function of temperature and composition and explained in terms of the ion size and liquid void volume. The electrochemical response of the ionic liquid is also characterised and it is shown that chromium can be electrodeposited efficiently to yield a crack-free deposit. This approach could circumvent the use of chromic acid for chromium electroplating, which would be a major environmental benefit. This method of using hydrated metal salts to form ionic liquids is shown to be valid for a variety of other salt mixtures with choline chloride. PMID:15281161

Abbott, Andrew P; Capper, Glen; Davies, David L; Rasheed, Raymond K

2004-08-01

137

Use of eutectic mixture of local anesthetics in children.  

PubMed

The Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetics (EMLA) is a topical application, which has proved to be a useful medication for providing pain relief among children. It is an emulsion containing a 1:1 mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine. The high concentration of the uncharged anesthetic base in the microdroplets of the emulsion ensure effective skin penetration. In the pediatric population EMLA has been shown to be efficacious when it is used prior to venipuncture, cannulation, lumbar puncture, laser treatment of port wine stains, curettage of molluscum contagiosum or vaccination. For several of these indications, the efficacy has been documented by double blind controlled trials, that have used objective and quasi-objective scales for assessing pain relief. The dose of EMLA is between 0.5 to 1 gram, and the cream should be applied half to one hour prior to the procedure. Local side effects are very mild, and the only systemic side effect of importance is the risk of methemoglobinemia in young infants. The literature has conflicting reports about the safety of EMLA in neonates. PMID:10798132

Dutta, S

1999-01-01

138

Lead lithium eutectic material database for nuclear fusion technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fully validated material databases are needed for coherent technological developments in any R&D field. For nuclear fusion technology (NFT), within a near-term perspective of qualification and licensing of nuclear components and systems, this goal is both compulsory and urgent. This mandatory requirement applies for the particular case of the Pb-Li eutectic database as fusion reactor material. Pb16Li is today a reference breeder material in diverse fusion R&D programs worldwide. Technical consensus on most part of the material database inputs seems a major technological objective. In this work Pb16Li material database inputs for NFT have been systematically reviewed. Database inputs (bulk, thermal, physical-chemistry properties, and H-isotopes transport) are discussed and extended to base magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) properties, values for non-dimensional parameters and pipe/channel correlations in 2-phases dispersion models. Ongoing efforts to develop the Pb16Li material database as a computing expert system are reported.

Mas de les Valls, E.; Sedano, L. A.; Batet, L.; Ricapito, I.; Aiello, A.; Gastaldi, O.; Gabriel, F.

2008-06-01

139

Electrolyte salts for power sources  

DOEpatents

Electrolyte salts for power sources comprising salts of phenyl polysulfonic acids and phenyl polyphosphonic acids. The preferred salts are alkali and alkaline earth metal salts, most preferably lithium salts.

Doddapaneni, Narayan (10516 Royal Birkdale, NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111); Ingersoll, David (5824 Mimosa Pl., NE., Albuquerque, NM 87111)

1995-01-01

140

Molten salt technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this volume, the historical background, scope, problems, economics, and future applications of molten salt technologies are discussed. Topics presented include molten salts in primary production of aluminum, general principles and handling and safety of the alkali metals, first-row transition metals, group VIII metals and B-group elements, solution electrochemistry, transport phenomena, corrosion in different molten salts, cells with molten salt

Lovering

1982-01-01

141

Preparation of eutectic substrate mixtures for enzymatic conversion of ATC to L-cysteine at high concentration levels.  

PubMed

High concentration eutectic substrate solutions for the enzymatic production of L-cysteine were prepared. Eutectic melting of binary mixtures consisting of D,L-2-amino-?(2)-thiazoline-4-carboxylic acid (ATC) as a substrate and malonic acid occurred at 39 °C with an ATC mole fraction of 0.5. Formation of eutectic mixtures was confirmed using SEM, SEM-EDS, and XPS surface analyses. Sorbitol, MnSO4, and NaOH were used as supplements for the enzymatic reactions. Strategies for sequential addition of five compounds, including a binary ATC mixture and supplements, during preparation of eutectic substrate solutions were established. Eutectic substrate solutions were stable for 24 h. After 6 h of enzymatic reactions, a 550 mM L-cysteine yield was obtained from a 670 mM eutectic ATC solution. PMID:24249216

Youn, Sung Hun; Park, Hae Woong; Choe, Deokyeong; Shin, Chul Soo

2014-06-01

142

Modeled salt density for nuclear material estimation in the treatment of spent nuclear fuel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Spent metallic nuclear fuel is being treated in a pyrometallurgical process that includes electrorefining the uranium metal in molten eutectic LiCl-KCl as the supporting electrolyte. We report a model for determining the density of the molten salt. Material balances account for the net mass of salt and for the mass of actinides present. It was necessary to know the molten salt density, but difficult to measure. It was also decided to model the salt density for the initial treatment operations. The model assumes that volumes are additive for the ideal molten salt solution as a starting point; subsequently, a correction factor for the lanthanides and actinides was developed. After applying the correction factor, the percent difference between the net salt mass in the electrorefiner and the resulting modeled salt mass decreased from more than 4.0% to approximately 0.1%. As a result, there is no need to measure the salt density at 500 °C for inventory operations; the model for the salt density is found to be accurate.

Mariani, Robert D.; Vaden, DeeEarl

2010-09-01

143

Physical properties of liquid NaF-LiF-LaF3 and NaF-LiF-NdF3 eutectic alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electrical conductivity, thermoelectric power and viscosity measurements were carried out for the ionic liquid mixtures, formed after melting of the NaF-LiF-LaF3 and NaF-LiF-NdF3 eutectics in the wide temperature intervals above the melting points. It was found that temperature coefficient of the thermoelectric power of the both ionic mixtures changes a sign, at 948 ± 5 K in NaF-LiF-LaF3 and at 973 ± 5 K in NaF-LiF-NdF3. It was shown that temperature dependence of viscosity correlates with electrophysical data. The results can be used in choosing a blanket for the liquid salt reactor.

Bulavin, L.; Plevachuk, Yu.; Sklyarchuk, V.; Shtablavyy, I.; Faidiuk, N.; Savchuk, R.

2013-02-01

144

The effect of porosity and gamma-gamma-prime eutectic content on the fatigue behavior of hydrogen charged PWA 1480  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The study addresses the effect of systematically varying gamma-gamma-prime eutectic content and porosity level on the fatigue life of a hydrogen-charged single crystal PWA 1480 superalloy. Four microstructural variants are produced, and differences in gamma-gamma-prime eutectic morphology among the four processing variants are analyzed. Single valued tensile test data indicate that the tensile and yield strength of the PWA 1480 are degraded by hydrogen charging, with the exception of the material given a eutectic solution treatment. It is shown that the reduction of the fatigue life can be minimized by a duplex thermomechanical treatment consisting of a eutectic solution followed by hot isostatic pressing.

Gayda, J.; Dreshfield, R. L.; Gabb, T. P.

1991-01-01

145

An Overview of Liquid Fluoride Salt Heat Transport Systems  

SciTech Connect

Heat transport is central to all thermal-based forms of electricity generation. The ever increasing demand for higher thermal efficiency necessitates power generation cycles transitioning to progressively higher temperatures. Similarly, the desire to provide direct thermal coupling between heat sources and higher temperature chemical processes provides the underlying incentive to move toward higher temperature heat transfer loops. As the system temperature rises, the available materials and technology choices become progressively more limited. Superficially, fluoride salts at {approx}700 C resemble water at room temperature being optically transparent and having similar heat capacity, roughly three times the viscosity, and about twice the density. Fluoride salts are a leading candidate heat-transport material at high temperatures. Fluoride salts have been extensively used in specialized industrial processes for decades, yet they have not entered widespread deployment for general heat transport purposes. This report does not provide an exhaustive screening of potential heat transfer media and other high temperature liquids such as alkali metal carbonate eutectics or chloride salts may have economic or technological advantages. A particular advantage of fluoride salts is that the technology for their use is relatively mature as they were extensively studied during the 1940s-1970s as part of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's program to develop molten salt reactors (MSRs). However, the instrumentation, components, and practices for use of fluoride salts are not yet developed sufficiently for commercial implementation. This report provides an overview of the current understanding of the technologies involved in liquid salt heat transport (LSHT) along with providing references to the more detailed primary information resources. Much of the information presented here derives from the earlier MSR program. However, technology has evolved over the intervening years, and this report also describes more recently developed technologies such as dry gas seals. This report also provides a high-level, parametric evaluation of LSHT loop performance to allow general intercomparisons between heat-transport fluid options as well as provide an overview of the properties and requirements for a representative loop. A compilation of relevant thermophysical properties of useful fluoride salts is also included for salt heat transport systems. Fluoride salts can be highly corrosive depending on the container materials selected, the salt chemistry, and the operating procedures used. The report includes an overview of the state-of-the-art in reduction-oxidation chemistry control methodologies employed to minimize corrosion issues. Salt chemistry control technology, however, remains at too low a level of understanding for widespread industrial usage. Loop operational issues such as start-up procedures and system freeze-up vulnerability are also discussed. Liquid fluoride salts are a leading candidate heat transport medium for high-temperature applications. This report provides an overview of the current status of liquid salt heat transport technology. The report includes a high-level, parametric evaluation of liquid fluoride salt heat transport loop performance to allow intercomparisons between heat-transport fluid options as well as providing an overview of the properties and requirements for a representative loop. Much of the information presented here derives from the earlier molten salt reactor program and a significant advantage of fluoride salts, as high temperature heat transport media is their consequent relative technological maturity. The report also includes a compilation of relevant thermophysical properties of useful heat transport fluoride salts. Fluoride salts are both thermally stable and with proper chemistry control can be relatively chemically inert. Fluoride salts can, however, be highly corrosive depending on the container materials selected, the salt chemistry, and the operating procedures used. The report also provides an over

Holcomb, David Eugene [ORNL; Cetiner, Mustafa Sacit [ORNL

2010-09-01

146

Separation behaviors of actinides from rare-earths in molten salt electrorefining using saturated liquid cadmium cathode  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrorefining in the molten LiCl–KCl eutectic salt containing actinide (An) and rare-earth (RE) elements was conducted to recover An elements up to 10wt% into liquid cadmium (Cd) cathode, which is much higher than the solubility of the An elements in liquid Cd at the experimental temperature of 773K. In the saturated Cd cathode, the An and RE elements were recovered

Tetsuya Kato; Tadashi Inoue; Takashi Iwai; Yasuo Arai

2006-01-01

147

Image matching technology in high power LED's eutectic welding.  

PubMed

As the integration packaging density of high-power LED (Light Emitting Diode) chip modules become higher and higher, the accuracy and speed of visual inspection require higher demands correspondingly. The accurate position matching of substrates and flip-chip LEDs is one of the key technologies in the automatic eutectic welding process. In this paper we propose a method based on image features to complete the matching of the substrates and the flip-chip LEDs. Firstly, the substrate images and the flip-chip images are pre-processed respectively to obtain binary images. Then we apply Hough transformation to detect straight lines on the binary images, and find out the main linear directions to trigger the mechanical arms to adjust the positions of the substrate and the chip initially. Thirdly, we use eight neighbors interconnected domain algorithm for the first time to locate notable features of the substrate, and pass the located information to the control system to trigger the mechanical arm to adjust the substrate for the second time. At the same time, projection algorithm is applied to locate the anode of the flip-chip to drive the mechanical arm to adjust the position of the flip-chip again. Finally, the position information is used to trigger the mechanical arm to accomplish the matching of the substrate and the flip-chip. The proposed method improves the speed of matching on the basis of the accuracy of matching, which achieves these requirements of real-time and high accuracy applications. PMID:24921546

Ge, Peng; Yin, Peipei; Wang, Hong; Chang, Tianhai

2014-06-01

148

Substrate-enhanced supercooling in AuSi eutectic droplets.  

PubMed

The phenomenon of supercooling in metals-that is, the preservation of a disordered, fluid phase in a metastable state well below the melting point-has led to speculation that local atomic structure configurations of dense, symmetric, but non-periodic packing act as the main barrier for crystal nucleation. For liquids in contact with solids, crystalline surfaces induce layering of the adjacent atoms in the liquid and may prevent or lower supercooling. This seed effect is supposed to depend on the local lateral order adopted in the last atomic layers of the liquid in contact with the crystal. Although it has been suggested that there might be a direct coupling between surface-induced lateral order and supercooling, no experimental observation of such lateral ordering at interfaces is available. Here we report supercooling in gold-silicon (AuSi) eutectic droplets, enhanced by a Au-induced (6 x 6) reconstruction of the Si(111) substrate. In situ X-ray scattering and ab initio molecular dynamics reveal that pentagonal atomic arrangements of Au atoms at this interface favour a lateral-ordering stabilization process of the liquid phase. This interface-enhanced stabilization of the liquid state shows the importance of the solid-liquid interaction for the structure of the adjacent liquid layers. Such processes are important for present and future technologies, as fluidity and crystallization play a key part in soldering and casting, as well as in processing and controlling chemical reactions for microfluidic devices or during the vapour-liquid-solid growth of semiconductor nanowires. PMID:20414305

Schülli, T U; Daudin, R; Renaud, G; Vaysset, A; Geaymond, O; Pasturel, A

2010-04-22

149

Ionic liquid and deep eutectic solvent-activated CelA2 variants generated by directed evolution.  

PubMed

Chemoenzymatic cellulose degradation is one of the key steps for the production of biomass-based fuels under mild conditions. An effective cellulose degradation process requires diverse physico-chemical dissolution of the biomass prior to enzymatic degradation. In recent years, "green" solvents, such as ionic liquids and, more recently, deep eutectic liquids, have been proposed as suitable alternatives for biomass dissolution by homogenous catalysis. In this manuscript, a directed evolution campaign of an ionic liquid tolerant ?-1,4-endoglucanase (CelA2) was performed in order to increase its performance in the presence of choline chloride/glycerol (ChCl:Gly) or 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([BMIM]Cl), as a first step to identify residues which govern ionic strength resistance and obtaining insights for employing cellulases on the long run in homogenous catalysis of lignocellulose degradation. After mutant library screening, variant M4 (His288Phe, Ser300Arg) was identified, showing a dramatically reduced activity in potassium phosphate buffer and an increased activity in the presence of ChCl:Gly or [BMIM]Cl. Further characterization showed that the CelA2 variant M4 is activated in the presence of these solvents, representing a first report of an engineered enzyme with an ionic strength activity switch. Structural analysis revealed that Arg300 could be a key residue for the ionic strength activation through a salt bridge with the neighboring Asp287. Experimental and computational results suggest that the salt bridge Asp287-Arg300 generates a nearly inactive CelA2 variant and activity is regained when ChCl:Gly or [BMIM]Cl are supplemented (~5-fold increase from 0.64 to 3.37 ?M 4-MU/h with the addition ChCl:Gly and ~23-fold increase from 3.84 to 89.21 ?M 4-pNP/h with the addition of [BMIM]Cl). Molecular dynamic simulations further suggest that the salt bridge between Asp287 and Arg300 in variant M4 (His288Phe, Ser300Arg) modulates the observed salt activation. PMID:24802079

Lehmann, Christian; Bocola, Marco; Streit, Wolfgang R; Martinez, Ronny; Schwaneberg, Ulrich

2014-06-01

150

PU/SS EUTECTIC ASSESSMENT IN 9975 PACKAGINGS IN A STORAGE FACILITY DURING EXTENDED FIRE  

SciTech Connect

In a radioactive material (RAM) packaging, the formation of eutectic at the Pu/SS (plutonium/stainless steel) interface is a serious concern and must be avoided to prevent of leakage of fissile material to the environment. The eutectic temperature for the Pu/SS is rather low (410 C) and could seriously impact the structural integrity of the containment vessel under accident conditions involving fire. The 9975 packaging is used for long term storage of Pu bearing materials in the DOE complex where the Pu comes in contact with the stainless steel containment vessel. Due to the serious consequences of the containment breach at the eutectic site, the Pu/SS interface temperature is kept well below the eutectic formation temperature of 410 C. This paper discusses the thermal models and the results for the extended fire conditions (1500 F for 86 minutes) that exist in a long term storage facility and concludes that the 9975 packaging Pu/SS interface temperature is well below the eutectic temperature.

Gupta, N.

2012-03-26

151

Deformation and fracture of a directionally solidified NiAl-28Cr-6Mo eutectic alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A directionally solidified alloy based on the NiAl-(Cr, Mo) eutectic was examined by transmission and scanning electron microscopy to characterize the microstructure and room temperature deformation and fracture behavior. The microstructure consisted of a lamellar morphology with a group of zone axes (111) growth direction for both the NiAl and (Cr, Mo) phases. The interphase boundary between the eutectic phases was semicoherent and composed of a well-defined dislocation network. In addition, a fine array of coherent NiAl precipitates was dispersed throughout the (Cr, Mo) phase. The eutectic morphology was stable at 1300 K with only coarsening of the NiAl precipitates occurring after heat treatment for 1.8 ks (500 h). Fracture of the aligned eutectic is characterized primarily by a crack bridging/renucleation mechanism and is controlled by the strength of the semicoherent interface between the two phases. However, contributions to the toughness of the eutectic may arise from plastic deformation of the NiAl phase and the geometry associated with the fracture surface.

Chen, X. F.; Johnson, D. R.; Noebe, R. D.; Oliver, B. F.

1995-01-01

152

Phase behavior of elastin-like synthetic recombinamers in deep eutectic solvents.  

PubMed

Deep eutectic solvents promoted the stabilization of the collapsed state of elastin-like recombinamers - and the subsequent formation of aggregates - upon the loss of the structural water molecules involved in hydrophobic hydration. Cryo-etch scanning electron microscopy allowed the observation of these aggregates in neat deep eutectic solvents. The suppression of the lower critical solution temperature transition, observed by differential scanning calorimetry and dynamic light scattering, confirmed the presence of the elastin-like recombinamers in their collapsed state. Actually, the transition from the collapsed to the expanded state was suppressed even after moderate aqueous dilution - for water contents ranging from nil to ca. 45 wt % - and it was only recovered upon further addition of water - above 50 wt %. These features revealed the preferred stabilization of the collapsed state in not only neat deep eutectic solvents but also partially hydrated deep eutectic solvents. We consider that the capability to trigger the lower critical solution temperature transition by partial hydration of deep eutectic solvent may open interesting perspectives for nano(bio)technological applications of elastin-like recombinamers. PMID:22632070

Nardecchia, Stefania; Gutiérrez, María C; Ferrer, M Luisa; Alonso, Matilde; López, Isabel M; Rodríguez-Cabello, J Carlos; del Monte, Francisco

2012-07-01

153

Melts microheterogeneity in binary metallic systems having eutectic and monotectic transformations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The distinctive features of limited solubility in liquid eutectic and monotectic metallic systems have been discovered. The monodispersed emulsion model has been elaborated for a description of the specific microheterogeneous structure of eutectic melts. It includes the transitional shells (TS) at the interface boundaries having the eutectic composition and the closest packing of atoms. By means of the thermodynamic analysis a possibility of a metastable equilibrium of the emulsion has been determined when dimensional and interface energy parameters of the emulsion adopt certain values. The metastable state is characterized by the colloidal sizes of disperse particles and the interface tension values typical for immiscible melts. The existence of the emulsion has been confirmed by the calorimetric experimental data on Sn-Pb and Al-Si systems. Structure factors and RDF's of the TS have been calculated by the original treatment of experimental diffraction data on Sn-Pb and Ag-Ge melts. The evidence of different microheterogeneity scales in liquid eutectic and monotectic systems has been obtained. From two immiscible phases only the liquid based on the light-melted metal shows the short-range microinhomogeneity and the second one is a homogeneous solution. So, the microheterogeneity in eutectic and monotectic melts has different nature.

Zhukova, L. A.; Aksyonova, O. P.; Zhukov, A. A.

2008-02-01

154

Fluoride salts and container materials for thermal energy storage applications in the temperature range 973 to 1400 K  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Multicomponent fluoride salt mixtures were characterized for use as latent heat of fusion heat storage materials in advanced solar dynamic space power systems with operating temperatures in the range of 973 to 1400 K. The melting points and eutectic composition for many systems with published phase diagrams were verified, and several new eutectic compositions were identified. Additionally, the heats of fusion of several binary and ternary eutectics and congruently melting intermediate compounds were measured by differential scanning calorimetry. The extent of corrosion of various metals by fluoride melts was estimated from thermodynamic considerations, and equilibrium conditions inside a containment vessel were calculated as functions of the initial moisture content of the salt and free volume above the molten salt. Preliminary experimental data on the corrosion of commercial, high-temperature alloys in LiF-19.5CaF2 and NaF-27CaF2-36MgF2 melts are presented and compared to the thermodynamic predictions.

Misra, Ajay K.; Whittenberger, J. Daniel

1987-01-01

155

Fluoride salts and container materials for thermal energy storage applications in the temperature range 973 - 1400 K  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Multicomponent fluoride salt mixtures were characterized for use as latent heat of fusion heat storage materials in advanced solar dynamic space power systems with operating temperatures in the range of 973 to 1400 K. The melting points and eutectic composition for many systems with published phase diagrams were verified, and several new eutectic compositions were identified. Additionally, the heats of fusion of several binary and ternary eutectics and congruently melting intermediate compounds were measured by differential scanning calorimetry. The extent of corrosion of various metals by fluoride melts was estimated from thermodynamic considerations, and equilibrium conditions inside a containment vessel were calculated as functions of the initial moisture content of the salt and free volume above the molten salt. Preliminary experimental data on the corrosion of commercial, high-temperature alloys in LiF-19.5CaF2 and NaF-27CaF2-36MgF2 melts are presented and compared to the thermodynamic predictions.

Misra, Ajay K.; Whittenberger, J. Daniel

1987-01-01

156

Salt tectonics on Venus  

SciTech Connect

The discovery of a surprisingly high deuterium/hydrogen ratio on Venus immediately led to the speculation that Venus may have once had a volume of surface water comparable to that of the terrestrial oceans. The authors propose that the evaporation of this putative ocean may have yielded residual salt deposits that formed various terrain features depicted in Venera 15 and 16 radar images. By analogy with models for the total evaporation of the terrestrial oceans, evaporite deposits on Venus should be at least tens to hundreds of meters thick. From photogeologic evidence and in-situ chemical analyses, it appears that the salt plains were later buried by lava flows. On Earth, salt diapirism leads to the formation of salt domes, anticlines, and elongated salt intrusions - features having dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 km. Due to the rapid erosion of salt by water, surface evaporite landforms are only common in dry regions such as the Zagros Mountains of Iran, where salt plugs and glaciers exist. Venus is far drier than Iran; extruded salt should be preserved, although the high surface temperature (470/sup 0/C) would probably stimulate rapid salt flow. Venus possesses a variety of circular landforms, tens to hundreds of kilometers wide, which could be either megasalt domes or salt intrusions colonizing impact craters. Additionally, arcurate bands seen in the Maxwell area of Venus could be salt intrusions formed in a region of tectonic stress. These large structures may not be salt features; nonetheless, salt features should exist on Venus.

Wood, C.A.; Amsbury, D.

1986-05-01

157

Effect of preliminary deformation on heat of melting of superplastic eutectic alloy Bi-43 wt % Sn  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies have been performed on the effect of external compressive stress applied to samples of superplastic eutectic Bi-43 wt % Sn alloy during heating to a near-eutectic temperature on the specific heat of melting of the alloy. The alloy was prepared from chemically pure components by casting onto a massive copper substrate. After compression by ˜65% using a hydraulic press, the ingots were aged in air for approximately 7 months. The experiments were carried out using the method of differential thermal analysis. The samples were loaded using a specially designed device. A regular decrease in the specific heat of melting by ˜37% has been revealed while increasing the external pressure from 0 to 4.4 MPa. The experimental results are discussed using the available literature data on the heat of melting of the alloy and on the structure of the eutectic.

Korshak, V. F.; Tkachenko, M. V.

2013-11-01

158

What Are Bath Salts?  

MedlinePLUS

... caused by other drugs such as MDMA or LSD. These drugs raise levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin . ... spot117-bath-salts-2013.pdf [560 KB] . Can You Get Addicted to Bath Salts? Yes. Research shows ...

159

Utah: Salt Lake City  

... Snow-Covered Peaks of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains     View Larger Image ... Winter Olympics, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The mountains surrounding Salt Lake City are renowned for the dry, powdery snow ...

2014-05-15

160

Potentiometric Sensor for Real-Time Monitoring of Multivalent Ion Concentrations in Molten Salt  

SciTech Connect

Electrorefining of spent metallic nuclear fuel in high temperature molten salt systems is a core technology in pyroprocessing, which in turn plays a critical role in the development of advanced fuel cycle technologies. In electrorefining, spent nuclear fuel is treated electrochemically in order to effect separations between uranium, noble metals, and active metals, which include the transuranics. The accumulation of active metals in a lithium chloride-potassium chloride (LiCl-KCl) eutectic molten salt electrolyte occurs at the expense of the UCl3-oxidant concentration in the electrolyte, which must be periodically replenished. Our interests lie with the accumulation of active metals in the molten salt electrolyte. The real-time monitoring of actinide concentrations in the molten salt electrolyte is highly desirable for controlling electrochemical operations and assuring materials control and accountancy. However, real-time monitoring is not possible with current methods for sampling and chemical analysis. A new solid-state electrochemical sensor is being developed for real-time monitoring of actinide ion concentrations in a molten salt electrorefiner. The ultimate function of the sensor is to monitor plutonium concentrations during electrorefining operations, but in this work gadolinium was employed as a surrogate material for plutonium. In a parametric study, polycrystalline sodium beta double-prime alumina (Na-ß?-alumina) discs and tubes were subject to vapor-phase exchange with gadolinium ions (Gd3+) using a gadolinium chloride salt (GdCl3) as a precursor to produce gadolinium beta double-prime alumina (Gd-ß?-alumina) samples. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and microstructural analysis were performed on the ion-exchanged discs to determine the relationship between ion exchange and Gd3+ ion conductivity. The ion-exchanged tubes were configured as potentiometric sensors in order to monitor real-time Gd3+ ion concentrations in mixtures of gadolinium chloride (GdCl3) in LiCl-KCl eutectic molten salts through measurement of the potential difference between a reference and working electrode.

Peter A. Zink; Jan-Fong Jue; Brenda E. Serrano; Guy L. Fredrickson; Ben F. Cowan; Steven D. Herrmann; Shelly X. Li

2010-07-01

161

How polar are choline chloride-based deep eutectic solvents?  

PubMed

Developing and characterizing green solvents with low toxicity and cost is one of the most important issues in chemistry. Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs), in this regard, have shown tremendous promise. Compared to popular organic solvents, DESs possess negligible VOCs and are non-flammable. Compared to ionic liquids, which share many characteristics but are ionic compounds and not ionic mixtures, DESs are cheaper to make, much less toxic and mostly biodegradable. An estimate of the polarity associated with DESs is essential if they are to be used as green alternatives to common organic solvents in industries and academia. As no one physical parameter can satisfactorily represent solute-solvent interactions within a medium, polarity of DESs is assessed through solvatochromic optical spectroscopic responses of several UV-vis absorbance and molecular fluorescence probes. Information on the local microenvironment (i.e., the cybotactic region) that surrounds several solvatochromic probes [betaine dye, pyrene, pyrene-1-carboxaldehyde, 1-anilino-8-naphthalene sulfonate (ANS), p-toluidinyl-6-naphthalene sulfonate (TNS), 6-propionyl-2-(dimethylaminonaphthalene) (PRODAN), coumarin-153, and Nile Red] for four common and popular DESs formed from choline chloride combined with 1,2-ethanediol, glycerol, urea, and malonic acid, respectively, in 1?:?2 molar ratios termed ethaline, glyceline, reline, and maline is obtained and used to assess the effective polarity afforded by each of these DESs. The four DESs as indicated by these probe responses are found to be fairly dipolar in nature. Absorbance probe betaine dye and fluorescence probes ANS, TNS, PRODAN, coumarin-153, and Nile Red, whose solvatochromic responses are based on photoinduced charge-transfer, imply ethaline and glyceline, DESs formed using alcohol-based H-bond donors, to be relatively more dipolar in nature as compared to reline and maline. The pyrene polarity scale, which is based on polarity-induced changes in vibronic bands, indicates reline, the DES composed of urea as the hydrogen bond donor, to be significantly more dipolar than the other three DESs. Response of pyrene-1-carboxaldehyde, a polarity probe based on inversion of n-?* and ?-?* states, hints at maline to be the most dipolar of the four DESs. The molecular structure of the H-bond donor in a DES clearly controls the dipolarity afforded by the DES. H-bonding and other specific solute-solvent interactions are found to play an important role in solvatochromic probe behavior for the four DESs. The cybotactic region of a probe dissolved in a DES affords information on the polarity of the DES towards solutes of similar nature and functionality. PMID:24305780

Pandey, Ashish; Rai, Rewa; Pal, Mahi; Pandey, Siddharth

2014-01-28

162

Numerical study: Iron corrosion-resistance in lead-bismuth eutectic coolant by molecular dynamics method  

SciTech Connect

In this present work, we report numerical results of iron (cladding) corrosion study in interaction with lead-bismuth eutectic coolant of advanced nuclear reactors. The goal of this work is to study how the oxygen can be used to reduce the corrosion rate of cladding. The molecular dynamics method was applied to simulate corrosion process. By evaluating the diffusion coefficients, RDF functions, MSD curves of the iron and also observed the crystal structure of iron before and after oxygen injection to the coolant then we concluded that a significant and effective reduction can be achieved by issuing about 2% number of oxygen atoms to lead-bismuth eutectic coolant.

Arkundato, Artoto; Su'ud, Zaki; Abdullah, Mikrajuddin; Widayani,; Celino, Massimo [Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Division, Physics Department Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung Physics Department, Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences Universitas (Indonesia); Nuclear Physics and Biophysics Research Division, Physics Department Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung (Indonesia); ENEA, CR Cassacia, Via Anguillarese 301, Roma (Italy)

2012-06-06

163

Eutectic Sn\\/Pb solder bump and under bump metallurgy: interfacial reactions and adhesion  

Microsoft Academic Search

In flip-chip interconnection on organic substrates using eutectic tin\\/lead solder bumps, a highly reliable under bump metallurgy (UBM) is required to maintain adhesion and solder wettability. Various UBM systems such as 1?m Al\\/0.2?m Ti\\/5?m Cu, 1?m Al\\/02?m Ti\\/1?m Cu, 1?m Al\\/0.2?m Ni\\/1?m Cu and 1?m Al\\/0.2?m Pd\\/1?m Cu, applied under eutectic tin\\/lead solder bumps, have been investigated with regard to

Se-Young Jang; Kyung-Wook Paik

1998-01-01

164

Numerical study: Iron corrosion-resistance in lead-bismuth eutectic coolant by molecular dynamics method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this present work, we report numerical results of iron (cladding) corrosion study in interaction with lead-bismuth eutectic coolant of advanced nuclear reactors. The goal of this work is to study how the oxygen can be used to reduce the corrosion rate of cladding. The molecular dynamics method was applied to simulate corrosion process. By evaluating the diffusion coefficients, RDF functions, MSD curves of the iron and also observed the crystal structure of iron before and after oxygen injection to the coolant then we concluded that a significant and effective reduction can be achieved by issuing about 2% number of oxygen atoms to lead-bismuth eutectic coolant.

Arkundato, Artoto; Su'ud, Zaki; Abdullah, Mikrajuddin; Widayani; Celino, Massimo

2012-06-01

165

Accelerator-driven subcritical fission in molten salt core: Closing the nuclear fuel cycle for green nuclear energy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A technology for accelerator-driven subcritical fission in a molten salt core (ADSMS) is being developed as a basis for the destruction of the transuranics in used nuclear fuel. The molten salt fuel is a eutectic mixture of NaCl and the chlorides of the transuranics and fission products. The core is driven by proton beams from a strong-focusing cyclotron stack. This approach uniquely provides an intrinsically safe means to drive a core fueled only with transuranics, thereby eliminating competing breeding terms.

McIntyre, Peter; Assadi, Saeed; Badgley, Karie; Baker, William; Comeaux, Justin; Gerity, James; Kellams, Joshua; McInturff, Al; Pogue, Nathaniel; Phongikaroon, Supathorn; Sattarov, Akhdiyor; Simpson, Michael; Sooby, Elizabeth; Tsvetkov, Pavel

2013-04-01

166

Numerical study of the effect of the shape of the phase diagram on the eutectic freezing temperature  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To evaluate the reliability of metal-carbon eutectic systems as fixed points for the next generation of high-temperature standards the effect of thermodynamic properties related to the shape of eutectic phase diagram on the freezing temperature is investigated within the context of the numerical multi-phase-field model. The partition coefficient and liquidus slopes of the two solids involved in the eutectic reaction are varied deliberately and independently. The difference between the eutectic temperature and the freezing temperature is determined in dependence of the solid/liquid (s/l) interface shape and concentration. Where appropriate reference is made to the Jackson-Hunt analytical theory. It is shown that there are mainly two typical conditions to decrease the undercooling: 1) a small liquidus slope and 2) the associated difference between the eutectic composition and the liquid composition during solidification.

Ode, M.; Sasajima, N.; Yamada, Y.; Bloembergen, P.; Shimono, M.

2013-09-01

167

Integrated Salt Basin Evaluation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Salt tectonics plays a major role in the development of many sedimentary basins. Basins containing salt thus frequently display a complex geodynamic evolution characterized by several phases of halokinesis and associated sedimentation. One classic area of salt tectonics is the Central European Basin System (CEBS). Here, the mobile Permian Zechstein salt formed a large number of salt structures such as anticlines, diapirs, pillows, sheets, stocks, and walls during an extended period of salt tectonic activity in Mesozoic and Cenozoic times. Major changes in sedimentation patterns and structural regimes are associated and common in this setting. Increasingly complex subsurface evaluation therefore requires an approach to study salt basins including analogue and numerical models, field studies and laboratory studies which combine seismic, structural and sedimentary studies with analysis of rheological properties, and geomechanic modelling. This concept can be demonstrated using case studies from Permian Salt Basins in Europe and the Late Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian South Oman Salt Basin. There salt-influenced sedimentary responses to renewed phases of tectonism can be clearly discerned from detailed sequence analysis based on seismic and log data combined with retrodeformation modelling studies. High quality 3-D seismic data integrated with structural modelling improves the definition of the internal dynamics of salt structures and associated sediment architecture in salt-controlled sequences. Paleo-caprocks inside the diapirs point to long phases of dissolution. Salt wedges formed by extrusion and lateral flow of salt glaciers during periods of diapir emergence and reduced sediment accumulation can be accurately modelled. Although salt is widely regarded as a perfect seal, it can become permeable for one- or two-phase fluids under certain conditions of fluid pressure, temperature and deviatoric stress. The fluid pathways can be either along zones of diffuse grain boundary dilatancy, or along open fractures, depending on the fluid overpressure and deviatoric stress.

Kukla, P. A.

2012-04-01

168

The salts of Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Salt compounds are apparently an important component of the fine-grained regolith on Mars. Salt enrichment may be explained either as a secondary concentration of chemical weathering products or as direct incorporation of planetary released volatiles. Geochemical measurements and chemical relationships constrain the salt species and resultant physicochemical consequences. A likely assemblage is dominated by (Mg,Na)SO4, NaCl, and (Mg,Ca)CO3. Formation of brine in equilibrium with such a salt mixture is unlikely under the temperature and water-vapor restrictions prevalent over most, if not all, of the Martian surface. Acidic conditions, accompanying salt formation, favor the preferential destruction of susceptible igneous minerals.

Clark, B. C.; van Hart, D. C.

1981-02-01

169

Thermal stability and its effect on the mechanical properties of a directionally solidified yttrium aluminum garnet/alumina eutectic fiber  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During past years, oxide-oxide eutectic fibers have received considerable attention as potential reinforcements in the intermetallic and ceramic matrix composites for high temperature applications. The directionally solidified YAG/alumina eutectic fiber has been demonstrated as the most promising system due to the attractive combinations of its chemical, microstructural, mechanical, and thermal stability. Recently, the YAG/alumina eutectic fiber was successfully developed using laser heat floating zone (LHFZ) and edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) techniques. In the present work, the thermal stability and coarsening behavior of the Y3Al5O12/Al2O3 eutectic fiber at the elevated temperatures were explored. The kinetics of coarsening and the rate-controlling mechanism were investigated by measuring the activation energy for coarsening of the Y3Al5O 12/Al2O3 eutectic fiber. The diffusion of O 2- ions through the Y3Al5O12 phase and Y3+ ions through the Al2O3 phase appeared to be the rate-controlling mechanism for the coarsening of the Y3Al5O12/Al2O3 eutectic fiber. It was found that the reciprocal of the interfacial areas between the Y3Al5O12 and Al2O 3 phases is linearly proportional to the heat treatment time. Also, the strength and fracture behaviors of a directionally solidified Y3Al5O12/Al2O3 eutectic fiber were studied. The degradation of the room-temperature tensile strength after heat treatment was attributed to the development of surface grooves at the surface of the fiber. The Y3Al5O12/Al 2O3 eutectic fiber exhibited a radial (Palmqvist) crack type and an anisotropic crack growth behavior. It was found that the Palmqvist crack length in the Y3Al5O12/Al2O 3 eutectic fiber is linearly proportional to the indentation load. The fracture behaviors of the (Y2O3)ZrO2/Al 2O3 eutectic fiber, the CeO2-doped and Pr 2O3-doped Y3Al5O12/Al 2O3 eutectic rods were investigated. The (Y2O 3)ZrO2/Al2O3 eutectic fiber, the CeO 2-doped and Pr2O3-doped Y3Al5 O12/Al2O3 eutectic rods showed the radial (Palmqvist) crack types and the orthotropic crack growth behaviors. The CeO2-doped Y3Al5O12/Al 2O3 eutectic rod was turned out to have the highest fracture toughness among another eutectic fiber/rods (the Y3Al5O 12/Al2O3 eutectic fiber, the (Y2O 3)ZrO2/Al2O3 eutectic fiber, and the Pr2O3-doped Y3Al5O12/Al 2O3 eutectic rod). Even though the addition of Pr2O 3 to the Y3Al5O12/Al2O 3 system resulted in the weakening of the microstructure, the Pr 2O3-doped Y3Al5O12/Al 2O3 eutectic rod showed the severe crack deflection along the phase boundary. Also, the addition of CeO2 to the Y3Al 5O12/Al2O3 system resulted in the increase of the fracture toughness.

Park, Deok-Yong

170

Coarsening of silicon fibres in modified eutectic aluminium-silicon alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

which formed adjacent to the mould walls during the initial stages of solidification. In the present work these effects were eliminated by using heated moulds, giving rise to fully eutectic microstructures. The alloys were examined in the as-cast state or after heat treatment at 510 ° C for 1.3, 8, 50 or 200 h. The morphology of the silicon phase

T. B. Abbott; B. A. Parker

1988-01-01

171

Directional solidification of aluminium-silicon eutectic alloy in a magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By the use of a vertical Bridgman growth method, the Al-Si eutectic alloy containing 11.6 wt% Si was directionally solidified in a vertical magnetic field of 35,000 Oe and without the magnetic field. The application of the magnetic field showed a pronounced tendency to suppress the development of the primary Al phase dendrites.

Aoki, Y.; Hayashi, S.; Komatsu, H.

1983-06-01

172

The Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on Corrosion of Steel by Molten Carbonate Eutectics  

E-print Network

The effect of silica nanoparticles on corrosion of steel by molten carbonate eutectic (42.7 percent Li2CO3, K2CO3) was investigated. The experimental design was based on static coupon immersion methodology where a coupon (material under study...

Padmanaban Iyer, Ashwin

2011-08-08

173

Methemoglobinemia in an infant receiving nitric oxide after the use of eutectic mixture of local anesthetic.  

PubMed

High levels of methemoglobinemia can cause tissue hypoxia and cyanosis. We report the case of a 7-month-old girl with pulmonary dysplasia receiving inhaled nitric oxide who had cyanosis caused by methemoglobinemia after prolonged use of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetics cream. PMID:12183731

Sinisterra, Scarlett; Miravet, Elena; Alfonso, Israel; Soliz, Amed; Papazian, Oscar

2002-08-01

174

Evaluation of magnesium-aluminum eutectic to improve combustion efficiency in low burning rate propellants  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A previous investigation indicated that combustion efficiency of low burning-rate propellants could be improved if the aluminum fuel was replaced by aluminum particles coated with a magnesium-aluminum eutectic alloy (ALCAL). The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the possibility of improving the combustion efficiency of these propellants by admixing the eutectic with the aluminum rather than coating the aluminum. Tests of three propellants similar in every respect except for the metal fuel were conducted in test motors with 4.54 kg (10 lbm) of propellant. The first propellant used aluminum fuel; the second contained aluminum admixed with magnesium-aluminum eutectic; the third used ALCAL. The test results show the the admixed fuel gave better low burning-rate combustion efficiency than the other two. The test results also showed that the ALCAL was deficient in that much, if not all, of the coating material could be found as the fine particles in a bimodal mix of aluminum and eutectic. The combustion efficiency of low burning-rate aluminized propellants can be significantly improved by mixing a small amount of magnesium-aluminum alloy with the aluminum fuel.

Northam, B. G.; Sullivan, E. M.

1973-01-01

175

Aluminium phosphide as a eutectic grain nucleus in hypoeutectic Al-Si alloys.  

PubMed

Aluminium phosphide (AlP) particles are often suggested to be the nucleation site for eutectic silicon in Al-Si alloys, since both the crystal structure and lattice parameter of AlP (crystal structure: cubic F43m; lattice parameter: 5.421 A) are close to that of silicon (cubic Fd3m, 5.431 A), and the melting point is higher than the Al-Si eutectic temperature. However, the crystallographic relationships between AlP particles and the surrounding eutectic silicon are seldom reported due to the difficulty in analysing the AlP particles, which react with water during sample preparation for polishing. In this study, the orientation relationships between AlP and Si are analysed by transmission electron microscopy using focused ion-beam milling for sample preparation to investigate the nucleation mechanism of eutectic silicon on AlP. The results show a clear and direct lattice relationship between centrally located AlP particles and the surrounding silicon in the hypoeutectic Al-Si alloy. PMID:15585468

Nogita, Kazuhiro; McDonald, Stuart D; Tsujimoto, Katsuhiro; Yasuda, Kazuhiro; Dahle, Arne K

2004-01-01

176

Eutectic Solidification of MgO-MgAl2O4.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Directional solidification of the MgO-MgAl2O4 eutectic yields MgO whiskers in a spinel matrix. Microstructures produced at solidification rates of 0.4 to 30.0 cm/h were studied. The interlamellar spacing agrees with the inverse-square-root dependence on s...

F. L. Kennard, R. C. Bradt, V. S. Stubican

1973-01-01

177

Mechanical Properties and Fracture Behavior of Directionally Solidified NiAl-V Eutectic Composites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Directional solidification of eutectic alloys has been recognized as promising technique for producing in situ composite materials exhibiting balance of properties. Therefore, an in situ NiAl-V eutectic composite has been successfully directionally solidified using Bridgman technique. The mechanical behavior of the composite including fracture resistance, microhardness, and compressive properties at room and elevated temperatures was investigated. Damage evolution and fracture characteristics were also discussed. The obtained results indicate that the NiAl-V eutectic retains high yield strength up to 1073 K (800 °C), above which there is a rapid decrease in strength. Its yield strength is higher than that of binary NiAl and most of the NiAl-based eutectics. The exhibited fracture toughness of 28.5 MPa?m is the highest of all other NiAl-based systems investigated so far. The material exhibited brittle fracture behavior of transgranular type and all observations pointed out that the main fracture micromechanism was cleavage.

Milenkovic, Srdjan; Caram, Rubens

2014-07-01

178

Eutectic mixture of local anesthetics in adult urology patients: An observational trial  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background and Objectives. The effectiveness of EMLA eutectic mixture of local anesthetics, (ASTRA Co, France) cream in minor surgery on the penis and its acceptability in unpremedicated outpatients were assessed. Methods. EMLA cream was applied 1 hour before surgery (fremulum plasty, circumcision or dorsal section for phimosis, and condyloma accuminatum) in addition to a subcutaneous infiltration of lidocaine 1%, just

M. Laffon; A. Gouchet; M. Quenum; O. Haillot; C. Mercier; M. Huguet

1998-01-01

179

Free energy change of off-eutectic binary alloys on solidification  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A formula for the free energy difference between the undercooled liquid phase and the stable solid phase is derived for off-eutectic binary alloys in which the equilibrium solid/liquid transition takes place over a certain temperature range. The free energy change is then evaluated numerically for a Bi-25 at. pct Cd alloy modeled as a sub-subregular solution.

Ohsaka, K.; Trinh, E. H.; Lin, J.-C.; Perepezko, J. H.

1991-01-01

180

Eutectic mixtures of capric acid and lauric acid applied in building wallboards for heat energy storage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Capric acid (CA) and lauric acid (LA), as phase change materials (PCM), can be applied for energy storage in low temperature. The phase transition temperature and values of latent heat of eutectic mixtures of CA and LA are suitable for being incorporated with building materials to form phase change wallboards used for building energy storage. 120, 240 and 360 accelerated

Lv Shilei; Zhu Neng; Feng Guohui

2006-01-01

181

Experimental investigation of forced-convection heat-transfer characteristics of lead-bismuth eutectic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The forced-convection heat-transfer characteristics of lead-bismuth eutectic were experimentally investigated. Experimental values of Nusselt number for lead-bismuth fell considerably below predicted values. The addition of a wetting agent did not change the heat transfer characteristics.

Lubarsky, Bernard

1951-01-01

182

Characterization of thermal behavior of deep eutectic solvents and their potential as drug solubilization vehicles.  

PubMed

Deep eutectic solvent (DES) is a new class of solvents typically formed by mixing choline chloride with hydrogen bond donors such as amines, acids, and alcohols. Most DES's are non-reactive with water, biodegradable, and have acceptable toxicity profiles. Urea-choline chloride and malonic acid-choline chloride eutectic systems were characterized using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal microscopy. A potential new 2:1 urea-choline chloride cocrystal with a melting point of 25 degrees C was characterized at the eutectic composition. The formation of this cocrystal suggests that DES should not be universally explained by simple eutectic melting, and may be useful in guiding the search for new DES systems. The lack of nucleation of the malonic acid-choline chloride system prohibited the construction of a phase diagram for this system using DSC. We also investigated possible uses of DES in solubilizing poorly soluble compounds for enhanced bioavailability in early drug development such as toxicology studies. For five poorly soluble model compounds, solubility in DES is 5 to 22,000 folds more than that in water. Thus, DES can be a promising vehicle for increasing exposure of poorly soluble compounds in preclinical studies. PMID:19477257

Morrison, Henry G; Sun, Changquan C; Neervannan, Sesha

2009-08-13

183

Chlorination of UO 2, PuO 2 and rare earth oxides using ZrCl 4 in LiCl-KCl eutectic melt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new chlorination method using ZrCl 4 in a molten salt bath has been investigated for the pyrometallurgical reprocessing of nuclear fuels. ZrCl 4 has a high reactivity with oxygen but is not corrosive to refractory metals such as steel. Rare earth oxides (La 2O 3, CeO 2, Nd 2O 3 and Y 2O 3) and actinide oxides (UO 2 and PuO 2) were allowed to react with ZrCl 4 in a LiCl-KCl eutectic salt at 773 K to give a metal chloride solution and a precipitate of ZrO 2. An addition of zirconium metal as a reductant was effective in chlorinating the dioxides. When the oxides were in powder form, the reaction was observed to progress rapidly. Cyclic voltammetry provided a convenient way of establishing when the reaction was completed. It was demonstrated that the ZrCl 4 chlorination method, free from corrosive gas, was very simple and useful.

Sakamura, Yoshiharu; Inoue, Tadashi; Iwai, Takashi; Moriyama, Hirotake

2005-04-01

184

Transient and steady state creep response of ice I and magnesium sulfate hydrate eutectic aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Using uniaxial compression creep experiments, we characterized the transient and steady state deformation behaviors of eutectic aggregates of system ice I and MgSO4 11H2O (MS11; meridianiite), which has significance because of its likely presence on moons of the outer solar system. Synthetic samples of eutectic liquid bulk composition, which produce eutectic colonies containing 0.35-0.50 volume fraction MS11, were tested as functions of colony size and lamellar spacing, temperature (230-250 K), and confining pressure (0.1 and 50 MPa) to strains ???0.2. Up to a differential stress of 6 MPa, the ice I-MS11 aggregates display an order of magnitude higher effective viscosity and higher stress sensitivity than do aggregates of pure polycrystalline ice at the same conditions. The creep data and associated microstructural observations demonstrate, however, that the aggregates are additionally more brittle than pure ice, approaching rate-independent plasticity that includes rupture of the hydrate phase at 6-8 MPa, depending on the scale of the microstructure. Microstructures of deformed samples reveal forms of semibrittle flow in which the hydrate phase fractures while the ice phase deforms plastically. Semibrittle flow in the icy shell of a planetary body would truncate the lithospheric strength envelope and thereby decrease the depth to the brittle-ductile transition by 55% and reduce the failure limit for compressional surface features from 10 to ???6 MPa. A constitutive equation that includes eutectic colony boundary sliding and intracolony flow is used to describe the steady state rheology of the eutectic aggregates. Copyright ?? 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.

McCarthy, C.; Cooper, R. F.; Goldsby, D. L.; Durham, W. B.; Kirby, S. H.

2011-01-01

185

Electrodeposition of Mg-Li-Al-La Alloys on Inert Cathode in Molten LiCl-KCl Eutectic Salt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electrochemical preparation of Mg-Li-Al-La alloys on inert electrodes was investigated in LiCl-KCl melt at 853 K (580 °C). Cyclic voltammograms (CVs) and square wave voltammograms (SWVs) show that the existence of AlCl3 or AlF3 could promote La deposition on an active Al substrate, which is predeposited on inert electrodes. All electrochemical tests show that the reduction of La3+ is a one-step reduction process with three electrons exchanged. The reduction of La(III)?La(0) occurred at -2.04 V, and the underpotential deposition (UPD) of La was detected at -1.55 V ( vs Ag/AgCl). The same phenomena concerning La UPD were observed on two inert cathodes, W and Mo. In addition, Mg-Li-Al-La alloys were obtained by galvanostatic electrolysis on the W cathode from La2O3 in LiCl-KCl-MgCl2-KF melts with aluminum as the anode. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements indicated that various phases like the Al2La, Al12Mg17, and ?Li phase (LiMg/Li3Mg7) existed in the Mg-Li-Al-La alloys. The distribution of Mg, Al, and La in Mg-Li-Al-La alloys from the analysis of a scan electron micrograph (SEM) and energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) indicated that the elements Mg, Al, and La distributed homogeneously in the alloys.

Han, Wei; Chen, Qiong; Sun, Yi; Jiang, Tao; Zhang, Milin

2011-12-01

186

Separation of Actinides from Rare Earth Elements by Electrorefining in LiC1KC1 Eutectic Salt  

Microsoft Academic Search

A pyrometallurgical partitioning technology to recover actinides from high level radioactive wastes is being developed. In the process, actinides are separated from fission products by electrorefining in molten chloride systems. It is expected that REs (rare earth elements), main components of fission products are hardly separated from actinides. In order to estimate separation factors, electrorefining experiments to recover actinides from

Yoshiharu SAKAMURA; Takatoshi HIJIKATA; Kensuke KINOSHITA; Tadashi INOUE; T. S. STORVICK; C. L. KRUEGER; L. F. GRANTHAM; S. P. FUSSELMAN; D. L. GRIMMETT; J. J. ROY

1998-01-01

187

A study on the recovery of actinide elements from molten LiCl–KCl eutectic salt by an electrochemical separation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pyroprocessing is a prominent way for the recovery of the long-lived elements from the spent nuclear fuel. Electrorefining is a key technology for pyroprocessing and generally composed of two recovery steps—deposition of uranium onto a solid cathode and the recovery of TRU (TRansUranic) elements. In this study, it was investigated on electrochemical separation of actinides to develop an actinide recovery

Sang Woon Kwon; Do Hee Ahn; Eung Ho Kim; Ho Geun Ahn

2009-01-01

188

Dosimetry using silver salts  

DOEpatents

The present invention provides a method for detecting ionizing radiation. Exposure of silver salt AgX to ionizing radiation results in the partial reduction of the salt to a mixture of silver salt and silver metal. The mixture is further reduced by a reducing agent, which causes the production of acid (HX) and the oxidized form of the reducing agent (R). Detection of HX indicates that the silver salt has been exposed to ionizing radiation. The oxidized form of the reducing agent (R) may also be detected. The invention also includes dosimeters employing the above method for detecting ionizing radiation.

Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM)

2003-06-24

189

High-performance LiCoO 2 by molten salt (LiNO 3:LiCl) synthesis for Li-ion batteries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an effort to increase and sustain the reversible capacity of LiCoO2 on cycling, LiCoO2 is prepared by using the molten-salt of the eutectic LiNO3–LiCl at temperatures 650–850°C with or without KOH as an oxidizing flux. The compounds are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), chemical analysis, surface area and density techniques. Cathodic behaviour was examined by

K. S. Tan; M. V. Reddy; G. V. Subba Rao; B. V. R. Chowdari

2005-01-01

190

Treatment of molten salt wastes by phosphate precipitation: removal of fission product elements after pyrochemical reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels in chloride melts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The removal of fission product elements from molten salt wastes arising from pyrochemical reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels has been investigated. The experiments were conducted in LiCl–KCl eutectic at 550 °C and NaCl–KCl equimolar mixture at 750 °C. The behavior of the following individual elements was investigated: Cs, Mg, Sr, Ba, lanthanides (La to Dy), Zr, Cr, Mo, Mn, Re

Vladimir A Volkovich; Trevor R Griffiths; Robert C Thied

2003-01-01

191

Salt Weathering on Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large well rounded boulders and angular rock fragments characterizes the Martian landscape as seen on the recent excellent quality photos. Analyzing the different rock-shapes indicates a time sequence of emplacement, fragmentation and transport of different rocks on Mars, which might give interesting insight into transport and weathering processes. Larger commonly well rounded boulders were emplaced onto gravel plains. After emplacement, these rocks were fragmented and disassembled. Nests of angular rock fragments are marking the locations of preexisting larger rocks. Frequently it is possible to reconstruct larger rounded rocks from smaller angular fragments. In other cases transport after fragmentation obscured the relationship of the fragments. However, a strewn field of fragments is still reminiscent of the preexisting rock. Mechanical salt weathering could be a plausible explanation for the insitu fragmentation of larger rounded blocks into angular fragments. Impact or secondary air fall induced fragmentation produces very different patterns, as observed around impact crates on Earth. Salt weathering of rocks is a common process in terrestrial environments. Salt crystallization in capillaries causes fragmentation of rocks, irrespective of the process of salt transportation and concentration. On Earth significant salt weathering can be observed in different climatic environments: in the transition zone of alluvial aprons and salt playas in desserts and in dry valleys of Antarctica. In terrestrial semi-arid areas the salt is transported by salt solution, which is progressively concentrated by evaporation. In Antarctic dry valleys freeze-thaw cycles causes salt transportation and crystallization resulting in rock fragmentation. This salt induced process can lead to complete destruction of rocks and converts rocks to fine sand. The efficient breakdown of rocks is dominating the landscape in some dry valleys of the Earth but possibly also on Mars. (Malin, 1974). However, irrespectively of the climatic environment a liquid brine is a necessity for salt induced fragmentation of rocks.M. C. Malin (1974) JGR Vol 79,26 p 3888-3894

Jagoutz, E.

2006-12-01

192

Seasonal flows on dark martian slopes, thermal condition for liquescence of salts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

RSLs are narrow, dark albedo features on relatively steep slopes that appear during warm seasons and fade in the cold ones. So far they have only been observed in mid-latitudes where surface temperature is too high, periodically exceeding 300 K, for the presence of shallow ground ice. We attempt to determine what conditions are needed for the liquescence of salt to occur exactly when the RSLs are observed. If the eutectic temperature is exceeded, and humidity is high enough, salts may produce liquid brines through absorption of water vapor and liquescence. We calculate regolith temperature as a function of time and depth, for different macroscopic distributions of salt, for two different microphysical models of the distribution of salt on the regolith grains. Model parameters which are varied include surface albedo, thermal inertia of the dry regolith, the depths at which salt is present, and the salt content. We find that it is possible, for liquescence of magnesium perchlorate to occur where and when RSLs have been observed, but only within a very narrow range of parameters.

Kossacki, Konrad J.; Markiewicz, Wojciech J.

2014-05-01

193

Salt tolerance in soybean.  

PubMed

Soybean is an important cash crop and its productivity is significantly hampered by salt stress. High salt imposes negative impacts on growth, nodulation, agronomy traits, seed quality and quantity, and thus reduces the yield of soybean. To cope with salt stress, soybean has developed several tolerance mechanisms, including: (i) maintenance of ion homeostasis; (ii) adjustment in response to osmotic stress; (iii) restoration of osmotic balance; and (iv) other metabolic and structural adaptations. The regulatory network for abiotic stress responses in higher plants has been studied extensively in model plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Some homologous components involved in salt stress responses have been identified in soybean. In this review, we tried to integrate the relevant works on soybean and proposes a working model to describe its salt stress responses at the molecular level. PMID:19017107

Phang, Tsui-Hung; Shao, Guihua; Lam, Hon-Ming

2008-10-01

194

Creep properties of eutectic Sn3.5Ag solder joints reinforced with mechanically incorporated Ni particles  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creep deformation behavior of eutectic Sn-3.5Ag based Ni particle rein forced composite solder joints was investigated.\\u000a The Ni particle reinforced composite solder was prepared by mechanically dispersing 15 vol.% of Ni particles into eutectic\\u000a Sn-3.5Ag solder paste. Static-loading creep tests were carried out on solder joint specimens at 25 C, 65 C, and 105 C, representing\\u000a homologous temperatures ranging

F. Guo; J. Lee; J. P. Lucas; K. N. Subramanian; T. R. Bieler

2001-01-01

195

A study of early corrosion behaviors of FeCrAl alloys in liquid lead–bismuth eutectic environments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lead and lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE) alloy have been increasingly receiving attention as heavy liquid metal coolants (HLMC) for future nuclear energy systems. The compatibility of structural materials and components with lead–bismuth eutectic liquid at high temperature is one of key issues for the commercialization of lead fast reactors. In the present study, the corrosion behaviors of iron-based alumina-forming alloys (Kanthal-AF®,

Jun Lim; Hyo On Nam; Il Soon Hwang; Ji Hyun Kim

2010-01-01

196

Thermodynamic properties of lanthanum in gallium-indium eutectic based alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Activity and activity coefficients of lanthanum were determined for the first time in gallium-indium eutectic based alloys in a wide temperature range employing electromotive force method. Activity of ?-La and super cooled liquid lanthanum in Ga-In eutectic based alloys between 573 and 1073 K linearly depends on the reciprocal temperature: lga=5.660-{15,352}/{T}±0.093 lga=6.074-{15,839}/{T}±0.093 Activity coefficients of ?-La and super cooled liquid lanthanum in this system at 617-1073 K are described by the following equations: lg?=3.786-{12,216}/{T}±0.171 lg?=4.199-{12,703}/{T}±0.171 In addition activity of lanthanum in alloys with In was also determined in the same temperature range.

Shchetinskiy, A. V.; Dedyukhin, A. S.; Volkovich, V. A.; Yamshchikov, L. F.; Maisheva, A. I.; Osipenko, A. G.; Kormilitsyn, M. V.

2013-04-01

197

Electrodeposition of magnesium from the eutectic LiCl–KCl melt  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrodeposition of magnesium in the eutectic LiCl--KCl mixture (58--42 mol%) containing different MgCl2 concentrations was studied using tungsten as cathode material. The temperature was varied above and below the melting point of magnesium (983 K). Electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry, chronopotentiometry and chronoamperometry were employed in order to characterise the system and study nucleation and growth of the magnesium

A. M. Martínez; B. Børresen; G. M. Haarberg; Y. Castrillejo; R. Tunold

2004-01-01

198

The peculiarities of crystallization of low-temperature eutectic in magnesium-lead system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Density of low-temperature eutectic in magnesium-lead system (83.06 at. % Pb) has been measured by gamma-raying of the samples\\u000a with narrow beam from cesium-137 isotope over the temperature range 293–1000 K of solid and liquid states. Approximation density\\u000a dependences have been obtained and data of this work and other authors have been compared. Reference tables of temperature\\u000a dependences of the

S. V. Stankus; R. A. Khairulin

2010-01-01

199

Effect of element additions on wear property of eutectic aluminium-silicon alloys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effects of cerium, zinc and zirconium additions and subsequent heat treatment on wear of the eutectic aluminium-silicon alloys have been investigated in dry sliding against a steel counterface by using a pin-on-disc machine. Wear surfaces and debris were examined by scanning electron microscopy. Wear characteristics of both binary Al-Si alloys and a commercial LM 13 alloy, were also studied

Mohd Harun; I. A. Talib; A. R. Daud

1996-01-01

200

Effect of surface etching on the lubricated sliding wear of an eutectic aluminium–silicon alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a study of the formation of wear grooves on near-eutectic aluminium–silicon alloy flats, by sliding a steel ball. The formation of the grooves are tracked on etched and unetched flats as functions of normal load and sliding distance. The groove is initially formed by plastic flow, and then expanded by micro-abrasion as the ball continues to slide

S. Das; T. Perry; S. K. Biswas

2006-01-01

201

Nucleation mechanism of the eutectic phases in aluminum-silicon hypoeutectic alloys  

SciTech Connect

A theory is presented to explain the mechanism of formation of the eutectic phases in Al-Si hypoeutectic alloys. Results include optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, as well as selected area electron diffraction analysis and elemental X-ray mapping performed on Al-Si hypoeutectic alloy samples. The alloy samples had precisely controlled chemistry and were solidified at various cooling rates. The data presented support the proposed theory with microstructural and crystallographic evidence.

Shankar, Sumanth; Riddle, Yancy W.; Makhlouf, Makhlouf M

2004-09-06

202

Features of Co\\/C and Ni\\/C eutectic transitions for use in thermocouple thermometry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eutectic cells of Co\\/C and Ni\\/C for use in thermocouple calibration were manufactured and tested to investigate their melting and freezing characteristics using type B thermocouples. It was observed that the melting and freezing behaviour of Co\\/C and Ni\\/C systems are very similar. The freezing plateaus were found to be flatter than those of melting, but the melting points were

Yong-Gyoo Kim; Inseok Yang; Su Yong Kwon; Kee Sool Gam

2006-01-01

203

Morphology of wetting reaction of eutectic SnPb solder on Au foils  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have studied the wetting behaviors of eutectic SnPb solder caps on pure Au foils at 200 °C. Surface morphology, wetting angle, and wetting tip stability were examined by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersion x-ray analysis. In addition, interfacial reaction in the bulk diffusion couple of the solder and Au was studied. Intermetallic compound (AuSn4) was observed on the

P. G. Kim; K. N. Tu

1996-01-01

204

Mechanical behavior of a carbide reinforced Co?Cr eutectic alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tensile and creep behavior of a unidirectionally solidified (Co, Cr)?(Cr, Co)7C3 monovariant eutectic alloy have been examined. The effect of fiber orientation on the tensile strength has been studied at\\u000a temperatures to 2200°F. The composite was found to be anisotropic with considerable strengthening in the longitudinal direction\\u000a and with the transverse and 45 deg ultimate strengths being limited by

E. R. Thompson; D. A. Koss; J. C. Chesnutt

1970-01-01

205

Mechanical behavior of a carbide reinforced Co-Cr eutectic alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tensile and creep behavior of a unidirectionally solidified (Co, Cr)-(Cr, Co)7C3 monovariant eutectic alloy have been examined. The effect of fiber orientation on the tensile strength has been studied at temperatures to 2200°F. The composite was found to be anisotropic with considerable strengthening in the longitudinal direction and with the transverse and 45 deg ultimate strengths being limited by

E. R. Thompson; D. A. Koss; J. C. Chesnutt

1970-01-01

206

Oxide formation at the initial stages of oxidation of a eutectic Pb-Bi alloy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of electron diffraction study of the oxidation of a eutectic Pb-Bi alloy during heating at various partial oxygen pressures in the gas phase are presented. It is revealed that only the oxide phases of lead form at the initial stages of oxidation, which occurs from ?-PbO2 through intermediate oxides nPbO2 · mPbO and Pb3O4 to the ?-PbO modification.

Lyamkin, S. A.

2010-09-01

207

Compatibility of martensitic\\/austenitic steel welds with liquid lead bismuth eutectic environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The high-chromium ferritic\\/martensitic steel T91 and the austenitic stainless steel 316L are to be used in contact with liquid lead–bismuth eutectic (LBE), under high irradiation doses. Both tungsten inert gas (TIG) and electron beam (EB) T91\\/316L welds have been examined by means of metallography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX), Vickers hardness measurements and tensile testing both in inert gas and in

J. Van den Bosch; A. Almazouzi

2009-01-01

208

The variation in flow stress and microstructure during superplastic deformation of the Al-Cu eutectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stress-strain curves have been obtained for the superplastically deformed Al-Cu eutectic tested in tension under constant true strain-rate conditions. It is shown that constant flow stress conditions do not obtain and that, after an initial transient, the flow stress is linearly related to natural tensile strain. Optical metallography has been employed to follow the variation of both inter-phase particle separation

B. M. Watts; M. J. Stowell; D. M. Cottingham

1971-01-01

209

Pb phase coarsening in eutectic Pb\\/Sn flip chip solder joints under electric current stressing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experimental research on the Pb phase coarsening of eutectic Pb\\/Sn flip chip solder joint under current stressing is reported. Phase growth is observed under different current densities and temperatures. Higher current density leads to faster grain coarsening. Based on the test results, a grain coarsening equation including the influence of current density is proposed, dn?d0n=Kjmt. The current density exponent m

Hua Ye; Cemal Basaran; Douglas C. Hopkins

2004-01-01

210

Selective Au-Si eutectic bonding for Si-based MEMS applications  

SciTech Connect

A novel method of fabricating three-dimensional silicon micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) is presented, using selectivity thin film deposited Au-Si eutectic bond pads. Utilizing this process, complicated structures such as microgrippers and microchannels are fabricated. Bond strengths are higher than the silicon fracture strength and the bond areas can be localized and aligned to the processed wafer. The process and the applications are described in this paper.

Lee, A.; Lehew, S.; Yu, C. [and others

1995-05-22

211

Visualization of convective solidification in a vertical layer of Eutectic GaIn Melt  

Microsoft Academic Search

.  ?A vertical layer of an eutectic gallium indium mixture was subjected to a horizontal temperature gradient. The well stirred\\u000a melt was first solidified and then remelted in a slow, quasi-steady fashion. Real-time visualization of the processing is\\u000a provided by radioscopy. It was observed that gravitational segregation leads to 1) a break down of convection, and 2) an early\\u000a solidification of

J. N. Koster; R. Derebail; A. Grötzbach

1996-01-01

212

Fluxless non-eutectic joints fabricated using gold-tin multilayer composite  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fluxless bonding processes using two different noneutectic gold-tin (Au-Sn) multilayer composites to fabricate high quality solder joints have been successfully achieved. In contrast to the well-known eutectic solders of 80 wt. % Au and 20 wt. % Sn commonly selected by the packaging industry, we have adopted a substantially cost-effective strategy by purposely designing and constructing our solder joints to

Chin C. Lee; Ricky W. Chuang

2003-01-01

213

THE USE OF PB-BI EUTECTIC AS THE COOLANT OF AN ACCELERATOR DRIVEN SYSTEM  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of the Pb-Bi eutectic appears necessary for designs of spallation targets for ADSs. Even in ADS facilities cooled by gas, the target unit for the system contains lead-bismuth. Including this liquid metal as the primary coolant of the sub-critical reactor has important advantages in the safety field. Natural circulation, which can be enhanced by inert gas injection, avoids

Alberto Peña; Fernando Legarda; Harmut Wider; Johan Karlsson

214

Synthesis and Characterization of CuCl Nanoparticles in Deep Eutectic Solvents  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present work, CuCl nanoparticles were fabricated in deep eutectic solvents (DES) which is a new kind of ionic liquid with special properties. The as-prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The effect of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), the molar ratio of ascorbic acid to copper chloride and the mixing method

YING HUANG; FEI SHEN; JING LA; GENXIANG LUO; JUNLING LAI; CHUNSHENG LIU; GANG CHU

2012-01-01

215

Resolving Issues of Content Uniformity and Low Permeability Using Eutectic Blend of Camphor and Menthol  

PubMed Central

The aim of present study were to arrest the problem of content uniformity without the use of harmful organic solvent and to improve ex vivo permeability of captopril, a low dose class III drug as per biological classification system. Eutectic mixture of camphor and menthol was innovatively used in the work. Captopril solution in eutectic mixture was blended with Avicel PH 102 and then the mixture was blended with mannitol in different ratios. Formulated batches were characterized for angle of repose and Carr's index. A selected batch was filled in hard gelatin capsule. Tablet dosage form was also developed. Capsules and tablets were characterized for in vitro drug release in 0.1N HCl. Additionally, the captopril tablets were analyzed for content uniformity and ex vivo drug permeation study using rat ileum in modified apparatus. The measurement of angle of repose and Carr's index revealed that the powder blend exhibited good flow property and compressibility. The captopril capsules and tablets exhibited immediate drug release in 0.1 N HCl. The captopril tablets passed content uniformity test as per IP 1996. Ex vivo permeation of captopril, formulated with eutectic mixture, was faster than control. The permeation was increased by 15% at the end of 3 h. Tablets and capsule exhibited reasonable short term stability with no considerable change in performance characteristics. PMID:20376214

Gohel, M. C.; Nagori, S. A.

2009-01-01

216

A New Co-C Eutectic Fixed-Point Cell for Thermocouple Calibration at  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The eutectic Co-C is a promising system to serve as a thermometric fixed point beyond the freezing point of copper (). Some national metrology institutes have developed, characterized, and compared their Co-C fixed-point cells based on conventional designs. Indeed, the fixed-point cells constructed are directly inspired by the technologies applied to the fixed points of the ITS-90 to the lower levels of temperature. By studying the eutectic metal-carbon systems, is appears that the high temperatures of implementation give a set of difficulties, such as the strong mechanical stresses on the graphite crucibles, due to the important thermal expansion of the eutectic alloys during their phase transitions. If these devices are suitable with research activities to serve like primary standards, it is not envisaged to propose them for a direct application to the calibration activities for the industry. As regards the limited robustness of the conventional fixed-point cells constructed, an intensive use of these device would not be reasonable, in term of cost for example. In this paper, a new Co-C fixed-point design is introduced. This low cost device has been developed specifically for intensive use in thermocouple calibration activities, with the aim of achieving the lowest level of uncertainties as is practicable. Thus, in this paper, the metrological characterization of this device is also presented, and a direct comparison to a primary Co-C fixed-point cell previously constructed is discussed.

Failleau, G.; Deuzé, T.; Jouin, D.; Mokdad, S.; Briaudeau, S.; Sadli, M.

2014-07-01

217

Zero-gravity growth of NaF-NaCl eutectics in the NASA Skylab program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Continuous and discontinuous NaF fibers, embedded in a NaCl matrix, were produced in space and on earth. The production of continuous fibers in a eutectic mixture is attributed to the absence of convection current in the liquid during solidification in space. Image transmission and optical transmittance measurements of transverse sections of the space-grown and earth-grown ingots were made with a light microscope and a spectrometer. It is shown that better optical properties were obtained from samples grown in space. This was attributed to a better alignment of NaF fibers along the ingot axis. A new concept is advanced to explain the phenomenon of transmittance versus far infrared wavelength of the directionally solidified NaCl-NaF eutectic in terms of the two-dimensional Bragg Scattering and the polarization effect of Rayleigh scattering. This concept can be applied to other eutectic systems as long as the index of refraction of the matrix over a range of wavelengths is known. Experimental data are in agreement with the theoretical prediction.

Yue, A. S.; Allen, F. G.; Yu, J. G.

1976-01-01

218

Salt weathering on Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large well rounded boulders and angular rock fragments characterizes the Martian landscape as seen on the recent excellent quality photos. Analyzing the different rock-shapes indicates a time sequence of emplacement, fragmentation and transport of different rocks on Mars, which might give interesting insight into transport and weathering processes. Larger commonly well rounded boulders were emplaced onto gravel plains. After emplacement, these rocks were fragmented and disassembled. Nests of angular rock fragments are marking the locations of preexisting larger rocks. Frequently it is possible to reconstruct larger rounded rocks from smaller angular fragments. In other cases transport after fragmentation obscured the relationship of the fragments. However, a strewn field of fragments is still reminiscent of the preexisting rock. Mechanical salt weathering could be a plausible explanation for the insitu fragmentation of larger rounded blocks into angular fragments. Impact or secondary air fall induced fragmentation produces very different patterns, as observed around impact crates on Earth. Salt weathering of rocks is a common process in terrestrial environments. Salt crystallization in capillaries causes fragmentation of rocks, irrespective of the process of salt transportation and concentration. On Earth significant salt weathering can be observed in different climatic environments: in the transition zone of alluvial aprons and salt playas in desserts and in dry valleys of Antarctica. In terrestrial semi-arid areas the salt is transported by salt solution, which is progressively concentrated by evaporation. In Antarctic dry valleys freeze-thaw cycles causes salt transportation and crystallization resulting in rock fragmentation. This salt induced process can lead to complete destruction of rocks and converts rocks to fine sand. The efficient breakdown of rocks is dominating the landscape in some dry valleys of the Earth but possibly also on Mars. (Malin, 1974). However, irrespectively of the climatic environment a liquid brine is a necessity for salt induced fragmentation of rocks. If salt weathering is responsible for the fragmented rocks on the Martian surface it implies a temporary present of liquid H_2O. However, due to the present dry atmosphere on Mars brines can only be present in restricted places without being in equilibrium with the atmosphere (Clark and van Hart 1980). M. C. Malin (1974) JGR Vol 79,26 p 3888-3894 B. C. Clark and D. C. vanHart (1980) ICARUS 45, 370-378

Jagoutz, E.

219

21 CFR 100.155 - Salt and iodized salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Salt and iodized salt. 100.155 Section 100.155...DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...Rulings and Decisions § 100.155 Salt and iodized salt. (a)...

2011-04-01

220

21 CFR 100.155 - Salt and iodized salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Salt and iodized salt. 100.155 Section 100.155...DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...Rulings and Decisions § 100.155 Salt and iodized salt. (a)...

2010-04-01

221

Amine salts of nitroazoles  

DOEpatents

Compositions of matter, a method of providing chemical energy by burning said compositions, and methods of making said compositions are described. These compositions are amine salts of nitroazoles. 1 figure.

Kienyin Lee; Stinecipher, M.M.

1993-10-26

222

The effect of growth velocity and temperature gradient on growth characteristics of matrix eutectic in a hypereutectic aluminium-silicon alloy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The growth undercooling ?T and eutectic interlamellar spacing ?, have been measured as functions of growth velocityV and temperature gradientG for matrix Al-Si eutectic in the presence of primary silicon in Bridgman-grown hypereutectic Al-18.3 wt% Si alloy. ?T\\/V1\\/2 shows a step decrease atV>270 µm s-1 corresponding to a change in eutectic growth morphology from flake-like to fibrous, but there was

Y. Bayraktar; D. Liang; H. Jones

1995-01-01

223

An experimental test plan for the characterization of molten salt thermochemical properties in heat transport systems  

SciTech Connect

Molten salts are considered within the Very High Temperature Reactor program as heat transfer media because of their intrinsically favorable thermo-physical properties at temperatures starting from 300 C and extending up to 1200 C. In this context two main applications of molten salt are considered, both involving fluoride-based materials: as primary coolants for a heterogeneous fuel reactor core and as secondary heat transport medium to a helium power cycle for electricity generation or other processing plants, such as hydrogen production. The reference design concept here considered is the Advanced High Temperature Reactor (AHTR), which is a large passively safe reactor that uses solid graphite-matrix coated-particle fuel (similar to that used in gas-cooled reactors) and a molten salt primary and secondary coolant with peak temperatures between 700 and 1000 C, depending upon the application. However, the considerations included in this report apply to any high temperature system employing fluoride salts as heat transfer fluid, including intermediate heat exchangers for gas-cooled reactor concepts and homogenous molten salt concepts, and extending also to fast reactors, accelerator-driven systems and fusion energy systems. The purpose of this report is to identify the technical issues related to the thermo-physical and thermo-chemical properties of the molten salts that would require experimental characterization in order to proceed with a credible design of heat transfer systems and their subsequent safety evaluation and licensing. In particular, the report outlines an experimental R&D test plan that would have to be incorporated as part of the design and operation of an engineering scaled facility aimed at validating molten salt heat transfer components, such as Intermediate Heat Exchangers. This report builds on a previous review of thermo-physical properties and thermo-chemical characteristics of candidate molten salt coolants that was generated as part of the same project [1]. However, this work focuses on two materials: the LiF-BeF2 eutectic (67 and 33 mol%, respectively, also known as flibe) as primary coolant and the LiF-NaF-KF eutectic (46.5, 11.5, and 52 mol%, respectively, also known as flinak) as secondary heat transport fluid. At first common issues are identified, involving the preparation and purification of the materials as well as the development of suitable diagnostics. Than issues specific to each material and its application are considered, with focus on the compatibility with structural materials and the extension of the existing properties database.

Pattrick Calderoni

2010-09-01

224

Research on the mechanism of thermal fatigue in near-eutectic Pb-Sn solders  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses the microstructures of solder joints and the mechanisms of thermal fatigue, which is an important source of failure in electronic devices. The solder joints studied were near-eutectic Pb--Sn solder contacts on copper. The microstructure of the joints is described. While the fatigue life of near-eutectic solder joints is strongly dependent on the operating conditions and on the microstructure of the joint, the metallurgical mechanisms of failure are surprisingly constant. When the cyclic load is in shear at temperatures above room temperature the shear strain is inhomogeneous, and induces a rapid coarsening of the eutectic microstructure that concentrates the deformation in well-defined bands parallel to the joint interface. Fatigue cracks propagate along the Sn--Sn grain boundaries and join across the Pb-rich regions to cause ultimate failure. The failure occurs through the bulk solder unless the joint is so thin that the intermetallic layer at the interface is a significant fraction of the joint thickness, in which case failure may be accelerated by cracking through the intermetallic layer. The coarsening and subsequent failure is influenced more strongly by the number of thermal cycles than by the time of exposure to high temperature, at least for hold times up to one hour. Thermal fatigue in tension does not cause well-defined coarsened bands, but often leads to rapid failure through cracking of the brittle intermetallic layer. Implications are drawn for the design of accelerated fatigue tests and the development of new solders with exceptional fatigue resistance. 28 refs., 21 figs.

Morris, J.W. Jr.; Grivas, D.; Tribula, D.; Summers, T.; Frear, D.

1989-01-01

225

Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Rod Eutectics and the Surface Roughening Transition in Binary Alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In this paper we report on two related topics: Kinetic Monte Carlo simulations of the steady state growth of rod eutectics from the melt, and a study of the surface roughness of binary alloys. We have implemented a three dimensional kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) simulation with diffusion by pair exchange only in the liquid phase. Entropies of fusion are first chosen to fit the surface roughness of the pure materials, and the bond energies are derived from the equilibrium phase diagram, by treating the solid and liquid as regular and ideal solutions respectively. A simple cubic lattice oriented in the {100} direction is used. Growth of the rods is initiated from columns of pure B material embedded in an A matrix, arranged in a close packed array with semi-periodic boundary conditions. The simulation cells typically have dimensions of 50 by 87 by 200 unit cells. Steady state growth is compliant with the Jackson-Hunt model. In the kMC simulations, using the spin-one Ising model, growth of each phase is faceted or nonfaceted phases depending on the entropy of fusion. There have been many studies of the surface roughening transition in single component systems, but none for binary alloy systems. The location of the surface roughening transition for the phases of a eutectic alloy determines whether the eutectic morphology will be regular or irregular. We have conducted a study of surface roughness on the spin-one Ising Model with diffusion using kMC. The surface roughness was found to scale with the melting temperature of the alloy as given by the liquidus line on the equilibrium phase diagram. The density of missing lateral bonds at the surface was used as a measure of surface roughness.

Bentz, Daniel N.; Betush, William; Jackson, Kenneth A.

2003-01-01

226

Temperature monitoring of the lead bismuth eutectic flow in the MEGAPIE target  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An Electromagnetic Pump System (EMPS) for the MEGAPIE target has been developed, produced and tested at the Institute of Physics, University of Latvia, during the recent two years in the framework of the MEGAPIE-TEST Project (MEGAWatt Pilot Experiment - TESTing) funded by the Euratom 5^th Framework Programme as an implementation of transmutation technology te{1}. The EMPS operates when submerged in the lead bismuth eutectic (LBE), with its temperature ranging within 220-380°C (the temperature changing rate 5-10°C/s), depending on the proton beam trip. The electromagnetic pump system is responsible for the lead bismuth eutectic flow in the MEGAPIE target. Discontinue of the by-pass flow, as the result of the channel blockage by helium bubbles, could lead, under certain conditions, to undesirable consequences, including even disintegration of the beam entrance window. Therefore, monitoring of the flow during the target operation is very important. The results of the original electrodynamic and thermohydraulic calculations of the electromagnetic pump system are presented in the paper. These results assume the monitoring of the lead bismuth eutectic flow through electric regimes for electromagnetic pumps and LBE temperature measurements. The procedure rests upon the strong correlation between the LBE temperature at the EMPS inlet and outlet, the flow rate and the electric regime for the pump operation. A special PC code, which allows to control the intensity of the LBE flow in the EMPS channel at steady and transient temperature regimes of the target operation, has been developed and used. There are presented recommendations on the PC code adoption for the MEGAPIE target control system at the end of the paper. Figs 10, Refs 4.

Ivanov, S.; Dementjev, S.

2006-09-01

227

Identification of salt-alloy combinations for thermal energy storage applications in advanced solar dynamic power systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermodynamic calculations based on the available data for flouride salt systems reveal that a number of congruently melting compositions and eutectics exist which have the potential to meet the lightweight, high energy storage requirements imposed for advanced solar dynamic systems operating between about 1000 and 1400 K. Compatibility studies to determine suitable containment alloys to be used with NaF-22CaF2-13MgF2, NaF-32CaF2, and NaF-23MgF2 have been conducted at the eutectic temperature + 25 K for each system. For these three NaF-based eutectics, none of the common, commercially available high temperature alloys appear to offer adequate corrosion resistance for a long lifetime; however mild steel, pure nickel and Nb-1Zr could prove useful. These latter materials suggest the possibility that a strong, corrosion resistant, nonrefractory, elevated temperature alloy based on the Ni-Ni3Nb system could be developed.

Whittenberger, J. D.; Misra, A. K.

228

Polymer-Enforced Crystallization of a Eutectic Binary Hard Sphere Mixture  

E-print Network

We prepared a buoyancy matched binary mixture of polydisperse polystyrene microgel spheres of size ratio 0.785 and at a volume fraction of 0.567 just below the kinetic glass transition. In line with theoretical expectations, a eutectic phase behavior was observed, but only a minor fraction of the samples crystallized at all. By adding a short non-adsorbing polymer we enforce inter-species fractionation into coexisting pure component crystals, which in turn also shows signs of intra-species fractionation. We show that in formerly inaccessible regions of the phase diagram binary hard sphere physics is made observable using attractive hard spheres.

Anna Kozina; Pedro Díaz-Leyva; Eckhard Bartsch; Thomas Palberg

2010-12-13

229

Activation energies of intermetallic growth of SnAg eutectic solder on copper substrates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intermetallic phases formed along a Sn-Ag eutectic solder\\/Cu interface during solid-state aging have been characterized and\\u000a the activation energies of Cu3Sn and Cu6Sn5 growth have been calculated. Diffusion couples consisting of Cu\\/ 96.5Sn-3.5Ag\\/Cu were aged at 110 to 208?C for 0 to 32 days.\\u000a After aging, the Cu\\/ solder interfaces were examined using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray

D. R. Flanders; E. G. Jacobs; R. F. Pinizzotto

1997-01-01

230

Importance of the phase-proportion on superplastic ductility of the eutectic alloys  

SciTech Connect

Superplasticity is generally seen in the materials containing fine equiaxed grains during deformation at high temperatures and intermediate strain rates. The maximum ductility of various eutectic alloys decreases with the increasing amount of the softer phase or the decreasing amount of the harder phase. For the harder phase less than 50 v/o, ductility increases rapidly with the increasing proportion of the harder phase. The dependence of ductility on the ratio V{sub s}/V{sub h} can be tentatively understood with the help of a model proposed by Suery and Baudelet for superplasticity in two-phase alloys.

Kashyap, B.P.; Akash [Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay (India). Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science] [Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay (India). Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science

1996-09-01

231

Loss of Anatomical Landmarks with Eutectic Mixture of Local Anesthetic Cream for Neonatal Male Circumcision  

PubMed Central

We report two cases of newborns who developed marked local edema after application of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic (EMLA) topical anesthetic cream for neonatal male circumcision (NMC). Although local edema and erythema are known potential side effects of EMLA cream, a common anesthetic used for NMC, the loss of landmarks precluding safe NMC has not previously been reported, and is described here. Although we cannot recommend an alternate local anesthetic for neonates with this reaction to EMLA, based on a review of the published data we think that serious systemic adverse events related to EMLA are extremely rare. PMID:23102766

Plank, Rebeca M.; Kubiak, David W.; Abdullahi, Rasak Bamidele; Ndubuka, Nnamdi; Nkgau, Maggie M.; Dapaah-Siakwan, Fredrick; Powis, Kathleen M.; Lockman, Shahin

2012-01-01

232

Evaluation of an advanced directionally solidified gamma/gamma'-alpha Mo eutectic alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An attempt was made to improve on the properties of the candidate jet engine turbine blade material AG-60, a gamma/gamma prime-alpha Mo eutectic composite. Alloy 38 (AG-170) was evaluated in the greatest detail. This alloy, Ni-5.88 A1-29.74 Mo-1.65 V-1.2C Re (weight percent), represents an improvement beyond AG-60, based on mechanical testing of the transverse and/or longitudinal orientations over a range of temperatures in tension, shear, rupture, and rupture after thermal exposure. It is likely that other alloys in the study represent a similar improvement.

Henry, M. F.; Jackson, M. R.; Gigliotti, M. F. X.; Nelson, P. B.

1979-01-01

233

Zero-gravity growth of a sodium chloride-lithium fluoride eutectic mixture  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Continuous and discontinuous lithium fluoride fibers embedded in a sodium chloride matrix were produced in space and on Earth, respectively. The production of continuous fibers in a eutectic mixture was attributed to the absence of convective current in the liquid during solidification in space. Image transmission and optical transmittance measurements of transverse sections of the space-grown and Earth-grown ingots were made with a light microscope and a spectrometer. It was found that better optical properties were obtained from samples grown in space. This was attributed to a better alignment of lithium fluoride fibers along the growth direction.

Yue, A. S.; Yeh, C. W.; Yue, B. K.

1982-01-01

234

Mechanical behavior of the directionally solidified gamma/gamma prime - delta eutectic alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The eutectic alloy Ni-20.0%Cb-2.5%Al-6.0%Cr was tested in short-term creep and long-term exposure to service conditions to assess its suitability for high temperature turbine blade applications. Long-time exposure showed the lamellar microstructure of the alloy to be exceptionally stable. Other properties tested were notch sensitivity, isothermal and thermomechanical fatigue strength, shear strength, and transverse ductility. It was shown that this alloy is superior to the best currently available directionally solidified superalloys over the temperature/stress conditions encountered in turbine airfoils.

Barkalow, R. H.; Jackson, J. J.; Gell, M.; Leverant, G. R.

1975-01-01

235

Resistance of a gamma/gamma prime - delta directionally solidified eutectic alloy to recrystallization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The lamellar directionally solidified nickel-base eutectic alloy gamma/gamma prime-delta has potential as an advanced turbine blade material. The microstructural stability of this alloy was investigated. Specimens were plastically deformed by uniform compression or Brinell indentation, then annealed between 705 and 1120 C. Microstructural changes observed after annealing included gamma prime coarsening, pinch-off and spheroidization of delta lamellae, and the appearance of an unidentified blocky phase in surface layers. All but the first of these was localized in severely deformed regions, suggesting that microstructural instability is not a serious problem in the use of this alloy.

Tewari, S. N.; Scheuermann, C. M.; Andrews, C. W.

1975-01-01

236

Clean Salt integrated flowsheet  

SciTech Connect

The Clean Salt Process (CSP) is a novel waste management scheme that removes sodium nitrate and aluminum nitrate nonahydrate as decontaminated (low specific activity) salts from Hanford`s high-level waste (HLW). The full scale process will separate the bulk of the waste that exists as sodium salts from the small portion of the waste that is by definition radioactive and dangerous. This report presents initial conceptual CSP flowsheets and demonstrates the benefit of integrating the process into the Tank Waste Remediation Systems (TWRS) Reference Flowsheet. Total HLW and low-level (LLW) volumes are reported for two different CSP integration options and are compared to the TWRS Reference Flowsheet values. The results for a single glass option eliminating LLW disposal are also reported.

Lunsford, T.R.

1994-09-27

237

[Salt intake in children].  

PubMed

Very early in life, sodium intake correlates with blood pressure level. This warrants limiting the consumption of sodium by children. However, evidence regarding exact sodium requirements in that age range is lacking. This article focuses on the desirable sodium intake according to age as suggested by various groups of experts, on the levels of sodium intake recorded in consumption surveys, and on the public health strategies implemented to reduce salt consumption in the pediatric population. Practical recommendations are given by the Committee on nutrition of the French Society of Pediatrics in order to limit salt intake in children. PMID:24686038

Girardet, J-P; Rieu, D; Bocquet, A; Bresson, J-L; Briend, A; Chouraqui, J-P; Darmaun, D; Dupont, C; Frelut, M-L; Hankard, R; Goulet, O; Simeoni, U; Turck, D; Vidailhet, M

2014-05-01

238

The Nature of Salt  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a hands-on lab activity about the composition of salt. Learners will explain the general relationship between an element's Periodic Table Group Number and its tendency to gain or lose electron(s), and explain the difference between molecular compounds and ionic compounds. They will then use household materials to build a model to demonstrate sodium chloride's cubic form and describe the nature of the electrostatic attraction that holds the structure of salt together. Background information, common preconceptions, a glossary and more is included. This activity is part of the Aquarius Hands-on Laboratory Activities.

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Oxygen sparging of residue salts  

SciTech Connect

Oxygen sparge is a process for treating salt residues at Los Alamos National Laboratory by sparging oxygen through molten salts. Oxygen reacts with the plutonium trichloride in these salts to form plutonium dioxide. There is further reaction of the plutonium dioxide with plutonium metal and the molten salt to form plutonium oxychloride. Both of the oxide plutonium species are insoluble in the salt and collect atthe bottom of the crucible. This results in a decrease of a factor of 2--3 in the amount of salt that must be treated, and the amount of waste generated by aqueous treatment methods.

Garcia, E.; Griego, W.J.; Owens, S.D.; Thorn, C.W.; Vigil, R.A.

1993-03-01

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Development of High-Temperature Transport Technologies of Molten Salt Slurry in Pyrometallurgical Reprocessing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pyrometallurgical-reprocessing is one of the most promising technologies for advanced fuel cycle with favorable economic potential and intrinsic proliferation resistance. The development of transport technology for molten salt is a key issue in the industrialization of pyro-reprocessing. As for pure molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt at approximately 773 K, we have already reported the successful results of transport using gravity and a centrifugal pump. However, molten salt in an electrorefiner mixes with insoluble fines when spent fuel is dissolved in porous anode basket. The insoluble consists of noble metal fission products, such as Pd, Ru, Mo, and Zr. There have been very few transport studies of a molten salt slurry (metal fines-molten salt mixture). Hence, transport experiments on a molten salt slurry were carried out to investigate the behavior of the slurry in a tube. The apparatus used in the transport experiments on the molten salt slurry consisted of a supply tank, a 10° inclined transport tube (10 mm inner diameter), a valve, a filter, and a recovery tank. Stainless steel (SS) fines with diameters from 53 to 415 ?m were used. To disperse these fines homogenously, the molten salt and fines were stirred in the supply tank by an impeller at speeds from 1200 to 2100 rpm. The molten salt slurry containing 0.04 to 0.4 vol.% SS fines was transported from the supply tank to the recovery tank through the transportation tube. In the recovery tank, the fines were separated from the molten salt by the filter to measure the transport behavior of molten salt and SS fines. When the velocity of the slurry was 0.02 m/s, only 1% of the fines were transported to the recovery tank. On the other hand, most of the fines were transported when the velocity of the slurry was more than 0.8 m/s. Consequently, the molten salt slurry can be transported when the velocity is more than 0.8 m/s.

Hijikata, Takatoshi; Koyama, Tadafumi

241

Structure and mechanical properties of a eutectic high-temperature Nb-Si alloy grown by directional solidification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structure and the short-term high-temperature strength of Ni-18.7 at % Si (Nb-Nb3Si eutectic) alloys fabricated by vacuum electron-beam zone melting and induction melting in an argon atmosphere are studied. The structure of the samples prepared by vacuum electron-beam zone melting is characterized by the presence of primary Nb5Si3 intermetallic precipitates and the absence of its secondary precipitates. The structure of the samples prepared by induction melting in an argon atmosphere has two characteristic zones, namely, eutectic and eutectoid ones.

Karpov, M. I.; Vnukov, V. I.; Korzhov, V. P.; Stroganova, T. S.; Zheltyakova, I. S.; Prokhorov, D. V.; Gnesin, I. B.; Kiiko, V. M.; Kolobov, Yu. R.; Golosov, E. V.; Nekrasov, A. N.

2014-04-01

242

Ag3Sn plate formation in the solidification of near-ternary eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Near-ternary eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu alloys are leading lead-free candidate solders for various applications. These alloys yield three phases upon solidification: ?-Sn,Ag3Sn, and Cu6Sn5. Large, plate-like, pro-eutectic Ag3Sn structures can grow rapidly within the liquid phase, potentially adversely affecting the mechanical behavior and reducing the fatigue life of solder joints. This article reports on the formation of such plates in Sn-Ag-Cu solder balls and joints and demonstrates how large Ag3Sn plate formation can be minimized.

Kang, Sung K.; Shih, Da-Yuan; Donald, Ny.; Henderson, W.; Gosselin, Timothy; Sarkhel, Amit; Charles Goldsmith, Ny.; Puttlitz, Karl J.; Choi, Won Kyoung

2003-06-01

243

Ag 3 Sn plate formation in the solidification of near-ternary eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu  

Microsoft Academic Search

Near-ternary eutectic Sn-Ag-Cu alloys are leading lead-free candidate solders for various applications. These alloys yield\\u000a three phases upon solidification: ?-Sn,Ag3Sn, and Cu6Sn5. Large, plate-like, pro-eutectic Ag3Sn structures can grow rapidly within the liquid phase, potentially adversely affecting the mechanical behavior and reducing\\u000a the fatigue life of solder joints. This article reports on the formation of such plates in Sn-Ag-Cu solder

Sung K. Kang; Da-Yuan Shih; Ny. Donald; W. Henderson; Timothy Gosselin; Amit Sarkhel; N. Y. Charles Goldsmith; Karl J. Puttlitz; Won Kyoung Choi

2003-01-01

244

Tribological Properties of a Nano-Eutectic Fe 1.87 C 0.13 Alloy Under Water Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tribological properties of a nano-eutectic Fe1.87C0.13 alloy were investigated under distilled-water lubrication against AISI52100 steel ball for various applied loads and sliding\\u000a speeds. For comparison, the tribological behavior of annealed coarse-grained Fe1.87C0.13 alloy was also examined under the same testing conditions. Worn surfaces of both alloys were analyzed by using a scanning\\u000a electron microscope (SEM). The wear rate of nano-eutectic

Lin Wang; Jun Yang; Jiqiang Ma; Qinling Bi; Licai Fu; Junying Hao; Weimin Liu

2010-01-01

245

Phase-Field Modeling of Eutectic Growth in a Ti-Fe System with Multiple Nuclei and Misorientations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article a phase-field model to investigate the formation of eutectic structures in a Ti-Fe alloy with high elastic misfit is introduced. Based on linear microelasticity theory, an elastic model is designed to incorporate the elastic energy into the phase-field formalism and later on adopted to growth of multiple nuclei with arbitrary orientations by including the orientation energy in phase-field ansatz. By using this model, we investigate the free growth of a limited number of eutectic nuclei and examine the influence of orientation free energies on elastic fields and the resulting microstructure.

Ebrahimi, Zohreh; Rezende, Joao Luiz Lopez; Emmerich, H.

2013-04-01

246

Conditioning of Waste LiCl Salt from Pyrochemical Process Using Zeolite A  

SciTech Connect

The electrolytic (LiCl-Li{sub 2}O) reduction process (Advanced spent fuel Conditioning Process; ACP) and the electrorefining process, which are being developed by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), are to generate two types of molten salt wastes such as a LiCl salt and a LiCl-KCl eutectic salt, respectively. These waste salts must meet certain criteria for a disposal. A conditioning process composed of an immobilization and then a thermal treatment, for LiCl salt waste from the ACP has been developed using zeolite A. The immobilization of molten LiCl salt waste was conducted in a blender by mixing it with zeolite A at 923 K, producing a salt-loaded zeolite (SLZ). During the immobilization, the zeolite A was transformed to zeolite Li-A [Li{sub 2}Al{sub 2}Si{sub 2}O{sub 80}], with some minor phases such as a Li-type sodalite [Li{sub 8}Cl{sub 2}-Sod; Li{sub 8}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}Cl{sub 2}] and Nepheline for some zeolite-rich condition. In order to obtain a final ceramic waste form with Na-type sodalite [Na{sub 8}Cl{sub 2}-Sod; Na{sub 8}(AlSiO{sub 4}){sub 6}Cl{sub 2}], the very highly leach-resistant crystal phase, the SLZ with r (=LiCl/zeolite) < 0.3 should be treated in a high temperature furnace above 1173 K, which was independent from an addition of glass frit during a mixing. (authors)

Kim, J.G.; Lee, J.H.; Kim, E.H.; Ahn, D.H.; Kim, J.H. [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute P.O. Box 105, Yuseong, Daejeon, 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01

247

Molten salt thermal energy storage systems: Salt selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

A total of 31 inorganic salts and salt mixtures, including 9 alkali and alkaline earth carbonate mixtures, were evaluated for their suitability as heat-of-fusion thermal energy storage materials at temperatures of 850 to 1000 F. Thermophysical properties, safety hazards, corrosion, and cost of these salts were compared on a common basis. It is concluded that because alkali carbonate mixtures show

H. C. Maru; H. F. Dullea; V. S. Huang

1976-01-01

248

SALT and Spelling Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study investigated the effects of suggestopedic accelerative learning and teaching (SALT) on the spelling achievement, attitudes toward school, and memory skills of fourth-grade students. Subjects were 20 male and 28 female students from two self-contained classrooms at Kennedy Elementary School in Rexburg, Idaho. The control classroom and the…

Nelson, Joan

249

Molten Salt Lithium Cells.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in th...

I. D. Raistrick, J. Poris, R. A. Huggins

1980-01-01

250

Mixed salt crystallisation fouling  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this investigation was to study the mechanisms of mixed salt crystallisation fouling on heat transfer surfaces during convective heat transfer and sub-cooled flow boiling. To date, no investigations on the effects of operating parameters on the deposition of mixtures of calcium sulphate and calcium carbonate, which are the most common constituents of scales formed on heat

A Helalizadeh; H Müller-Steinhagen; M Jamialahmadi

2000-01-01

251

Salt repository design approach  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a summary discussion of the approaches that have been and will be taken in design of repository facilities for use with disposal of radioactive wastes in salt formations. Since specific sites have yet to be identified, the discussion is at a general level, supplemented with illustrative examples where appropriate. 5 references, 1 figure.

Matthews, S.C.

1983-01-01

252

Review of fuel/cladding eutectic formation in metallic SFR fuel pins  

SciTech Connect

Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors (SFRs) remain a strong contender amongst the Generation IV reactor concepts. Metallic fuel has been a primary fuel option for SFR designers in the US and was used extensively in the first generation of SFRs. One of the benefits of metallic fuel is its chemical compatibility with the coolant; unfortunately this compatibility does not extend to steel cladding at elevated temperatures. It has been known that uranium, plutonium, and rare earths diffuse with cladding constituents to form a low melting point fuel/cladding eutectic which acts to thin the cladding once the interfacial temperature rises above the system liquidus temperature. Since the 1960's, many experiments have been performed and published to evaluate the rate of fuel/cladding eutectic formation and the temperature above which melting will begin as a function of fuel/cladding interfacial temperature, time at temperature, fuel constituents (uranium, fissium or uranium (plutonium) zirconium), cladding type (stainless steel 316, stainless steel 306, D9 or HT9), beginning of life linear power, plutonium enrichment and burnup. The results of these tests, however, remain scattered across conference and journal papers spanning 50 years. The tests used to collect this data also varied in experimental procedure throughout the years. This paper will consolidate the experimental data into four groups of similar test conditions and expand upon the testing performed for each group in detail. A companion paper in PSA 2011 will discuss predictive correlations formulated from this database. (authors)

Denman, M.; Todreas, N.; Driscoll, M. [MIT, 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

2012-07-01

253

Research into the microstructure and mechanical behavior of eutectic Bi-Sn and In-Sn  

SciTech Connect

This manuscript reports on research into two low-melting, lead-free solder alloys, eutectic Bi-Sn and eutectic In-Sn. The microstructures were found to depend on both cooling rate and substrate, with the greatest variability in the In-Sn alloy. The nature of the intermetallic layer formed at the solder-substrate interface depends on both the solder and the substrate (Cu versus Ni). Also, the microstructure of the Bi-Sn can recrystallize during deformation, which is not the case with In-Sn. Data from creep and constant strain rate tests are given for slowly cooled samples. The creep behavior of In-Sn is constant with temperature, but the creep seems to be controlled by the In-rich phase in In-Sn on Cu and by the Sn-rich phase in In-Sn on Ni. Bi-Sn exhibits different creep behavior at temperatures above 40 {degrees}C than at 20 {degrees}C or lower. Stress-strain curves of Bi-Sn on Cu and In-Sn on Cu are similar, while In-Sn on Ni behaves differently. This is explained in terms of the deformation patterns in the alloys.

Goldstein, J.L.F.; Mei, Z.; Morris, J.W. Jr. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)]|[California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Mineral Engineering

1993-08-01

254

Influence of Directional Solidification on the Creep Properties of a Binary NbSi Eutectic Alloy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The influence of directional solidification (DS) on the creep properties of the binary NbSi eutectic, Nb-18 at.% Si, consisting of Nb solid solution and the Nb3Si silicide phase, is investigated. It is comparatively assessed with an identical alloy composition produced by means of powder metallurgy (PM). The creep behavior is determined for both materials for temperatures up to 1400°C and stresses up to 150 MPa. It is found that the DS process leads to an outstanding improvement of the creep resistance of about three orders of magnitude in terms of minimum creep rate; this significant difference can mainly be attributed to the different sizes of microstructural features (phase size in PM versus cell size in DS material). Diffusional creep may be the responsible creep mechanism in both the PM and the DS material. The activation energies that are responsible for the temperature dependence of creep are found to be very high compared with literature data. It is believed that the contribution of the two phases leads to this high creep activation energy. Comparison with a state-of-the-art single-crystalline nickel-based superalloy (CMSX 4) underpins the outstanding improvement of the creep resistance of DS NbSi eutectics.

Gang, F.; Heilmaier, M.

2014-09-01

255

Thermodynamics of reaction of praseodymium with gallium-indium eutectic alloy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thermodynamic properties of Ga-In eutectic alloys saturated with praseodymium were determined for the first time employing the electromotive force method. The equilibrium potentials of the Pr-In alloys saturated with praseodymium (8.7-12.1 mol.% Pr) and Pr-Ga-In alloys (containing 0.0012-6.71 mol.% Pr) were measured between 573-1073 K. Pr-In alloy containing solid PrIn3 with known thermodynamic properties was used as the reference electrode when measuring the potentials of ternary Pr-In-Ga alloys. Activity, partial and excessive thermodynamic functions of praseodymium in alloys with indium and Ga-In eutectic were calculated. Activity (a), activity coefficients (?) and solubility (X) of praseodymium in the studied temperature range can be expressed by the following equations: lga?-Pr(In) = 4.425 - 11965/T ± 0.026. lg??-Pr(Ga-In) = 5.866 - 14766/T ± 0.190. lg??-Pr(Ga-In) = 2.351 - 9996/T ± 0.39. lg?Pr(Ga-In) = 3.515 - 4770/T ± 0.20.

Melchakov, S. Yu.; Ivanov, V. A.; Yamshchikov, L. F.; Volkovich, V. A.; Osipenko, A. G.; Kormilitsyn, M. V.

2013-06-01

256

Crystallization behavior of Ge-doped eutectic Sb70Te30 films in optical disks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We report laser-induced crystallization behavior of binary Sb-Te and ternary Ge-doped eutectic Sb70Te30 thin film samples in a typical quadrilayer stack as used in phase-change optical disk data storage. Several experiments have been conducted on a two-laser static tester in which one laser operating in pulse mode writes crystalline marks on amorphous film or amorphous marks on crystalline film, while the second laser operating at low-power cw mode simultaneously monitors the progress of the crystalline or amorphous mark formation in real time in terms of the reflectivity variation. The results of this study show that the crystallization kinetics of this class of film is strongly growth dominant, which is significantly different from the crystallization kinetics of stochiometric Ge-Sb-Te compositions. In Sb-Te and Ge-doped eutectic Sb70Te30 thin-film samples, the crystallization behavior of the two forms of amorphous states, namely, as-deposited amorphous state and melt-quenched amorphous state, remains approximately same. We have also presented experiments showing the effect of the variation of the Sb/Te ratio and Ge doping on the crystallization behavior of these films.

Khulbe, Pramod K.; Hurst, Terril; Horie, Michikazu; Mansuripur, Masud

2002-10-01

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A study on the subgrain superplasticity of extruded Al-Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic alloy  

SciTech Connect

A directionally solidified Al-Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic alloy was extruded to obtain micron-size subgrains with [111] fiber texture. The extrusion temperature was varied to have different distributions of the Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic particles. Choosing the fiber axis as the loading axis, the tensile test results at 500 C indicate that the elongation is concave downward and strain-rate dependent. Reducing the number of intragranular particles increases the maximum elongation as well as the strain rate of maximum elongation. With the particles residing only intergranularly in the as-extruded state, the maximum elongation, which occurs under the initial strain rate of 6.3 {times} 10{sup {minus}3} s{sup {minus}1}, is about 300 pct. This subgrain superplasticity is associated with low strain-rate sensitivity but high resistance against strain softening. The fiber texture is always retained, and the microstructure reveals slip of long parallel dislocations. If intragranular particles are also present in the as-extruded state, the occurrence of dislocation tangling and dynamic recovery will give rise to early onset of strain softening and inferior ductility.

Uan, J.Y.; Chen, L.H.; Lui, T.S.

1997-02-01

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An internal variable approach to deformation behavior of a Pb-Sn eutectic alloy  

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A new approach for inelastic deformation has been proposed by utilizing internal variables derived directly from a simple consideration of dislocation dynamics. An extension of the theory to a structural superplasticity has also been made recently by taking the dislocation glide process as the major accommodation mechanism for the boundary sliding process instead of the generally accepted diffusional accommodation. The internal variable theory of structural superplasticity has been successfully applied to the cases of quasi-single phase Al alloys. In this paper, the inelastic deformation behavior of a Pb-Sn eutectic alloy as well as the constituent pure metals has been examined specifically in connection with the internal variable theory. A special attention was focused on the deformation characteristics of the superplastic eutectic alloy, well known to reveal a pronounced {alpha}/{beta} phase boundary sliding. For this purpose, a series of load relaxation tests has been conducted to obtain the flow curves under the condition of a constant structure and the results have consequently been analyzed based on the internal variable theory of structural superplasticity. A method to determine the optimum strain rate for a superplastic forming process has been proposed to this end by the quantitative consideration of PBS and its accommodation process. Additional tensile tests were also performed to verify the results of analysis.

Ha, T.K.; Chang, Y.W. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials (ERC)] [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials (ERC)

1996-12-01

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Structure of molten Al and eutectic Al-Si alloy studied by neutron diffraction  

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The structure of molten eutectic Al87.8Si12.2 alloy has been studied by neutron diffraction during a temperature cycle. For comparison measurements were performed on pure molten Al. The measurements show that the alloy after heating above the liquidus contains particles of two kinds, aluminum-rich and silicon-rich. The silicon-rich particles are partly dissolved after a further heating. Earlier published data obtained by the ?-ray absorption technique of the density of the molten eutectic Al–Si alloy had demonstrated the existence of two temperatures above the liquidus temperature: A dissolution temperature Td, at which the microstructure of the melt inherited from the ingot starts to dissolve and a branching temperature, Tb, at which the melt reaches a fully mixed state. The highest temperature that was possible to reach during the neutron experiments lies between Td and Tb. The obtained results support these conclusions that molten alloys after melting are inhomogeneous up to a temperature well above the liquidus. Moreover, the difference in shape between the static structure factors measured by neutron and X-ray diffraction on molten aluminum is observed and is found to be more accentuated and to extend to larger wavevectors than in earlier works.

Dahlborg, U. [University of Rouen; Kramer, Matthew J. [Ames Laboratory; Besser, M. [Ames Laboratory; Morris, J. R. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Calvo-Dahlborg, M. [University of Rouen

2012-11-24

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A Promising New Class of High-Temperature Alloys: Eutectic High-Entropy Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-entropy alloys (HEAs) can have either high strength or high ductility, and a simultaneous achievement of both still constitutes a tough challenge. The inferior castability and compositional segregation of HEAs are also obstacles for their technological applications. To tackle these problems, here we proposed a novel strategy to design HEAs using the eutectic alloy concept, i.e. to achieve a microstructure composed of alternating soft fcc and hard bcc phases. As a manifestation of this concept, an AlCoCrFeNi2.1 (atomic portion) eutectic high-entropy alloy (EHEA) was designed. The as-cast EHEA possessed a fine lamellar fcc/B2 microstructure, and showed an unprecedented combination of high tensile ductility and high fracture strength at room temperature. The excellent mechanical properties could be kept up to 700°C. This new alloy design strategy can be readily adapted to large-scale industrial production of HEAs with simultaneous high fracture strength and high ductility.

Lu, Yiping; Dong, Yong; Guo, Sheng; Jiang, Li; Kang, Huijun; Wang, Tongmin; Wen, Bin; Wang, Zhijun; Jie, Jinchuan; Cao, Zhiqiang; Ruan, Haihui; Li, Tingju

2014-08-01

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A promising new class of high-temperature alloys: eutectic high-entropy alloys.  

PubMed

High-entropy alloys (HEAs) can have either high strength or high ductility, and a simultaneous achievement of both still constitutes a tough challenge. The inferior castability and compositional segregation of HEAs are also obstacles for their technological applications. To tackle these problems, here we proposed a novel strategy to design HEAs using the eutectic alloy concept, i.e. to achieve a microstructure composed of alternating soft fcc and hard bcc phases. As a manifestation of this concept, an AlCoCrFeNi2.1 (atomic portion) eutectic high-entropy alloy (EHEA) was designed. The as-cast EHEA possessed a fine lamellar fcc/B2 microstructure, and showed an unprecedented combination of high tensile ductility and high fracture strength at room temperature. The excellent mechanical properties could be kept up to 700°C. This new alloy design strategy can be readily adapted to large-scale industrial production of HEAs with simultaneous high fracture strength and high ductility. PMID:25160691

Lu, Yiping; Dong, Yong; Guo, Sheng; Jiang, Li; Kang, Huijun; Wang, Tongmin; Wen, Bin; Wang, Zhijun; Jie, Jinchuan; Cao, Zhiqiang; Ruan, Haihui; Li, Tingju

2014-01-01

262

APPLICATIONS OF SALT IN ELECTROFISHING  

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APPLICATIONS OF SALT IN ELECTROFISHING iNlarine Biological Laboratory LIB55.A.K.Y WOODS HOLE, MASS OF SALT IN ELECTROFISHING By Robert E . Lennon and Phillip S . Parker Fishery Research Biologists Leetown. Electric fisliliiK. 2. Salt. i. Farker, Phillip Slieridaii, 192t>- .joiut author, ii. Title. ( Series : IT

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Performance optimization of diffused Li on Ga/In eutectic, In/Sn solder and eutectic Ga/In Ohmic contacts to n-high purity-crystalline (100) Ge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Performance optimization study of novel contacts such as diffused lithium on Ga/In eutectic (75.5/24.5 wt%), In/Sn solder (95.0/5.0 wt%) and Ga/In eutectic (75.5/24.5 wt%) to n-high purity-crystalline <100> Ge (HP-SC-Ge) has been presented. Ultrasonically clean samples taken from same substrate were used to process the contacts followed by their characterization utilizing current--voltage (I--V), Hall-effect and AFM measurements. Extreme care was introduced to minimize the effect of parasitic oxide layers. Contacts such as diffused Li on eutectic Ga/In and In/Sn solder were processed in an inert glove box and characterized at 305 K (RT) and 77 K (LN) respectively. Comparative study revealed that Ga/In eutectics contacts behave throughout linear and stable, showing strong hall-effect to that of its counter parts. This was attributed due to the high adsorption behavior of anions at liquid (Ga--In) contacts and improved wettability. Whereas, for In/Sn solder case, the contacts processing considerations were substantially different, mainly because of its poor solder flow, excessive void formation, and heterogeneous phase distribution responsible for process yield loss. For diffused Li on Ga/In eutectic contacts, the linearity of the obtained Ohmic profiles was not consistent due to the high reactivity of the Li with HP-SC-Ge substrate. This work is supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-10ER46709 and the state of South Dakota.

Khan, Khizar; Gang, Yang; Wang, Guojian; Xiang, Wenchang; Guan, Yutong; Mei, Dongming

2012-02-01

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Tensile Strength and Microstructure of Al2O3-ZrO2 Hypo-Eutectic Fibers Studied  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Oxide eutectics offer high-temperature strength retention and creep resistance in oxidizing environments. Al2O3-ZrO2 eutectic strengths have been studied since the 1970's. Directionally solidified oxide eutectics exhibit improved resistance to slow crack growth and excellent strength retention at high temperatures up to 1400 C. Materials studied typically contain Y2O3 to metastably retain the high-temperature cubic and tetragonal polymorphs at room temperature. Al2O3-ZrO2 is of fundamental interest for creep studies because it combines a creep-resistant material, Al2O3, with a very low creep resistance material, ZrO2. Results on mechanical properties and microstructures of these materials will be used to define compositions for creep testing in future work. Substantial variations from the eutectic alumina to zirconia ratio can be tolerated without a loss in room-temperature strength. The effect of increasing Y2O3 addition on the room-temperature tensile strength of an Al2O3-ZrO2 material containing excess Al2O3 was examined at the NASA Glenn Research Center, where the materials were grown using Glenn's world-class laser growth facilities.

Farmer, Serene C.; Sayir, Ali

2001-01-01

265

Microstructural Evolution of Hypoeutectic, Near-Eutectic, and Hypereutectic High-Carbon Cr-Based Hard-Facing Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A series of high-carbon Cr-based hard-facing alloys were successfully fabricated on a substrate of 0.45 pct C carbon steel by gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) process using various alloy fillers with chromium and chromium carbide, CrC (Cr:C = 4:1) powders. These claddings were designed to observe hypoeutectic, near-eutectic, and hypereutectic structures with various (Cr,Fe)23C6 and (Cr,Fe)7C3 carbides at room temperature. According to X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), and optical microscopy (OM), in 3.8 pct C cladding, the microstructure consisted of the primary carbides with outer shells (Cr,Fe)23C6 surrounding (Cr,Fe)7C3 cores and [ ? + (Cr,Fe)23C6] eutectic structures. In 5.9 pct C cladding, the composite comprised primary (Cr,Fe)7C3 as the reinforcing phase and [? + (Cr,Fe)7C3] eutectic structures as matrix. Various morphologies of carbides were found in primary and eutectic (Cr,Fe)7C3 carbides, which included bladelike and rodlike (with a hexagonal cross section). The 5.9C cladding with great amounts of primary (Cr,Fe)7C3 carbides had the highest hardness (approximately HRC 63.9) of the all conditions.

Lin, Chi-Ming; Chang, Chia-Ming; Chen, Jie-Hao; Hsieh, Chih-Chun; Wu, Weite

2009-05-01

266

Determining the thermodynamic melting parameters of sulfamethoxazole, trimethoprim, urea, nicodin, and their double eutectics by differential scanning calorimetry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The literature data on the thermodynamic melting characteristics of sulfamethoxazole, urea, trimethoprim, and nicodin are analyzed for individual compounds. Their enthalpies and melting points, either individually or in the composition of eutectics, are found by means of DSC. The entropies of fusion and the cryoscopic constants of individual compounds are calculated.

Agafonova, E. V.; Moshchenskii, Yu. V.; Tkachenko, M. L.

2013-08-01

267

Spectrographic analysis of bismuth-tin eutectic alloys by spark-ignited low-voltage ac-arc excitation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spectrographic method determines individual stainless steel components in molten bismuth-42 w/o tin eutectic to determine the solubility of Type 304 stainless steels. It utilizes the high sensitivity and precision of the spark-ignited, low-voltage ac-arc excitation of samples rendered homogeneous by dissolution.

Huff, E. A.; Kulpa, S. J.

1969-01-01

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A Trail of Salts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This graph shows the relative abundances of sulfur (in the form of sulfur tri-oxide) and chlorine at three Meridiani Planum sites: soil measured in the small crater where Opportunity landed; the rock dubbed 'McKittrick' in the outcrop lining the inner edge of the crater; and the rock nicknamed 'Guadalupe,' also in the outcrop. The 'McKittrick' data shown here were taken both before and after the rover finished grinding the rock with its rock abrasion tool to expose fresh rock underneath. The 'Guadalupe' data were taken after the rover grounded the rock. After grinding both rocks, the sulfur abundance rose to high levels, nearly five times higher than that of the soil. This very high sulfur concentration reflects the heavy presence of sulfate salts (approximately 30 percent by weight) in the rocks. Chloride and bromide salts are also indicated. Such high levels of salts strongly suggest the rocks contain evaporite deposits, which form when water evaporates or ice sublimes into the atmosphere.

2004-01-01

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Mechanism for the Role of Silicon on the Transition from Graphite to Cementite Eutectic in Cast Iron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, an analytical solution is proposed to explain the influence of silicon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic in cast iron. It is found that this transition can be related to (1) the graphite nucleation potential (directly characterized by the cell count N and indirectly by the nucleation coefficients N s and b), (2) the growth rate coefficient of graphite eutectic cells ?, (3) the temperature range ? T sc = T s - T c (where T s and T c are the equilibrium temperature for graphite eutectic and the formation temperature for cementite eutectic, respectively), and (4) the liquid volume fraction f l after preeutectic austenite solidification. Analytical equations were derived that describe the absolute and the relative chilling tendencies (CT and CTr, respectively) as well as the critical cooling rate Q cr and, hence, the chill w of the cast iron. Theoretical arguments are experimentally verified for castings with various silicon contents. This work also describes the methods used in the determination of N s, b, and ? values. It is found that the main role of silicon on the transition from graphite to cementite eutectic is to raise the density of the graphite nuclei N and temperature range ? T sc. In addition, it is shown that increasing the silicon content of cast iron leads to an increasing value of Q cr and decreasing values of CT and CTr, and of the chill width w. In particular, this work shows that the chilling tendency indexes and, hence, the chill all can be estimated from a simple thermal analysis using reference castings.

Fra?, Edward; Górny, Marcin; Lopez, Hugo F.

2012-11-01

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A stress-state modified strain based failure criterion for evaluating the structural integrity of an inner eutectic barrier.  

SciTech Connect

A slight modification of a package to transport solid metal contents requires inclusion of a thin titanium liner to protect against possible eutectic formation in 10 CFR 71.74 regulatory fire accident conditions. Under severe transport regulatory impact conditions, the package contents could impart high localized loading of the liner, momentarily pinching it between the contents and the thick containment vessel, and inducing some plasticity near the contact point. Actuator and drop table testing of simulated contents impacts against liner/containment vessel structures nearly bounded the potential plastic strain and stress triaxiality conditions, without any ductile tearing of the eutectic barrier. Additional bounding was necessary in some cases beyond the capability of the actuator and drop table tests, and in these cases a stress-modified evolution integral over the plastic strain history was successfully used as a failure criterion to demonstrate that structural integrity was maintained. The Heaviside brackets only allow the evolution integral to accumulate value when the maximum principal stress is positive, since failure is never observed under pure hydrostatic pressure, where the maximum principal stress is negative. Detailed finite element analyses of myriad possible impact orientations and locations between package contents and the thin eutectic barrier under regulatory impact conditions have shown that not even the initiation of a ductile tear occurs. Although localized plasticity does occur in the eutectic barrier, it is not the primary containment boundary and is thus not subject to ASME stress allowables from NRC Regulatory Guide 7.6. These analyses were used to successfully demonstrate that structural integrity of the eutectic barrier was maintained in all 10 CFR 71.73 and 71.74 regulatory accident conditions. The NRC is currently reviewing the Safety Analysis Report.

Miller, David Russell; Harding, David Cameron; Akin, Lili A.; Yoshimura, Richard Hiroyuki

2010-09-01

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Compatibilization of HDPE/agar biocomposites with eutectic-based ionic liquid containing surfactant  

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In this research, eutectic-based ionic liquid specifically choline chloride/glycerol was prepared at a 1:2 mole ratio. The choline chloride/glycerol was added with the different content of surfactant (hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide). The choline chloride/glycerol-hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide was introduced into high-density polyethylene/agar biocomposites through melt mixing. The mechanical testing results indicated that the impact strength and tensile extension of the biocomposites increased with the introduction of the choline chloride/glycerol-hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. The scanning electron microscope, differential scanning calorimetry and thermal gravimetric analysis results exhibited that significant decrease in the number of agar fillers pull-out, melting point and thermal decomposition temperatures of the biocomposites are also due to the choline chloride/glycerol-hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide. The Fourier transform infrared spectra and X-ray diffractometer patterns of the bioc...

Shamsuri, AA; Zainudin, ES; Tahir, PM

2014-01-01

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Recycling of electric arc furnace dust through dissolution in deep eutectic ionic liquids and electrowinning.  

PubMed

The dust waste formed during steelmaking in electric arc furnace (EAF) is rich in ferrous and nonferrous metals. Recycling of this dust as a raw material in iron or steel-making is hazardous and therefore it is mostly dumped. This paper demonstrates recycling of EAF dust through selective dissolution of metal oxides in a deep eutectic ionic liquid. It was found that about 60% of Zn and 39% of Pb could be dissolved from the dust when stirred for 48h in 1 choline chloride:2 urea ionic liquid at 60°C. The resultant electrolyte was subsequently fed to a conventional three-electrode cell where cyclic voltammetry (CV) measurements were conducted to describe its electrochemical behavior. Two deposition peaks were determined and ascribed to deposition of zinc and lead. Static potentials were successively applied to electrowin metallic zinc. SEM/EDX investigations showed that the zinc electrowon contained remarkable contents of lead. PMID:25156719

Bakkar, Ashraf

2014-09-15

273

Directionally solidified lamellar eutectic superalloys by edge-defined, film-fed growth. [including tensile tests  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A program was performed to scale up the edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) method for the gamma/gamma prime-beta eutectic alloy of the nominal composition Ni-19.7 Cb - 6 Cr-2.5 Al. Procedures and problem areas are described. Flat bars approximately 12 x 1.7 x 200 mm were grown, mostly at speeds of 38 mm/hr, and tensile tests on these bars at 25 and 1000 C showed lower strength than expected. The feasibility of growing hollow airfoils was also demonstrated by growing bars over 200 mm long with a teardrop shaped cross-section, having a major dimension of 12 mm and a maximum width of 5 mm.

Hurley, G. F.

1975-01-01

274

Charge transport and structural dynamics in carboxylic-acid-based deep eutectic mixtures.  

PubMed

Charge transport and structural dynamics in the 1:2 mol ratio mixture of lidocaine and decanoic acid (LID-DA), a model deep eutectic mixture (DEM), have been characterized over a wide temperature range using broad-band dielectric spectroscopy and depolarized dynamic light scattering. Additionally, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy measurements were performed to assess the degree of proton transfer between the neutral parent molecules. From our detailed analysis of the dielectric spectra, we have determined that this carboxylic-acid-based DEM is approximately 25% ionic at room temperature. Furthermore, we have found that the characteristic diffusion rate of mobile charge carriers is practically identical to the rate of structural relaxation at all measured temperatures, indicating that fast proton transport does not occur in LID-DA. Our results demonstrate that while LID-DA exhibits the thermal characteristics of a DEM, its charge transport properties resemble those of a protic ionic liquid. PMID:25025600

Griffin, Philip J; Cosby, Tyler; Holt, Adam P; Benson, Roberto S; Sangoro, Joshua R

2014-08-01

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Comparison of Co-C eutectic fixed-point cells between VNIIM and VNIIOFI  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two national metrological institutes of the Russian Federation, VNIIM and VNIIOFI, take part in the international research plan of CCT WG5 for investigation of high-temperature fixed points (HTFP). In the framework of this CCT-WG5 HTFP Research Plan the both institutes have designed and built independently cobalt-carbon (Co-C) eutectic radiation cells. The comparison of the Co-C cells developed by the institutes was carried out with the aim of determination of a difference in the melting temperature due to difference in the constructional characteristics of the cells. The radiance-mode radiation thermometers with central wavelength nearby 650 nm were used for the fixed-point melting temperature measurements. The article presents preliminary results of the comparison, which shows agreement between melting temperature of the compared cells within 20 mK. The details of the comparison are reported.

Sild, Y.; Khlevnoy, B.; Matveyev, M.; Grigorieva, I. A.; Fuksov, V. M.

2013-09-01

276

Alloy and structural optimization of a directionally solidified lamellar eutectic alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mechanical property characterization tests of a directionally solidified Ni-20 percent Cb-2.5 percent Al-6 percent Cr cellular eutectic turbine blade alloy demonstrated excellent long time creep stability and indicated intermediate temperature transverse tensile ductility and shear strength to be somewhat low for turbine blade applications. Alloy and structural optimization significantly improves these off-axis properties with no loss of longitudinal creep strength or stability. The optimized alloy-structure combination is a carbon modified Ni-20.1 percent Cb-2.5 percent Al-6.0 percent Cr-0.06 percent C composition processed under conditions producing plane front solidification and a fully-lamellar microstructure. With current processing technology, this alloy exhibits a creep-rupture advantage of 39 C over the best available nickel base superalloy, directionally solidified MAR M200+ Hf. While improved by about 20 percent, shear strength of the optimized alloy remains well below typical superalloy values.

Sheffler, K. D.

1976-01-01

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Deformation Behavior of the Percolating Eutectic Intermetallic in HPDC and Squeeze-Cast Mg Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structural compliance of the spatially interconnected intermetallic network in a squeeze-cast MRI230D alloy was determined using focused ion beam (FIB) data and finite element (FE) modeling, and compared with data for a high-pressure die-cast AZ91D and three binary Mg-RE alloys from the existing literature. The respective elastic responses were sorted out into two characteristic behaviors: for eutectic volume fractions less than ~22% the behavior was akin to that of highly compliant, bending-dominated structures, whereas for larger fractions, it reproduced that of structurally efficient, stretch-dominated microtruss structures. In all cases, the contribution from the interconnected network added to the total strength of the alloy an amount comparable with the strengthening expected from a similar volume fraction of dispersed particles. Being more compliant, the bending-dominated structures appeared less prone to developing damage by cracking at low strains than the stretch dominated ones.

Zhang, Bao; Yang, Kun V.; Nagasekhar, Anumalasetty V.; Cáceres, Carlos H.; Easton, Mark

2014-10-01

278

Internal stress superplasticity in directionally solidified Al-Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic composite  

SciTech Connect

Thermal cycling creep behavior in fiber-reinforced composites was investigated using a directionally solidified Al-Al{sub 3}Ni eutectic composite. A superplastic elongation of 120% was obtained during a thermal cycling tensile creep test. Compression creep tests were performed under an external stress applied either parallel or perpendicular to the growth direction. The average strain rates for the two directions exhibited the characteristics of internal stress superplasticity: those at low stresses were much higher than the corresponding isothermal creep rates and were proportional to the applied stress. In the case of transverse loading, the thermal cycling creep rate was explained quantitatively using the previously reported internal stress superplasticity model for particle-dispersed composite. In the case of longitudinal loading, it was much lower than that predicted using the model because of the difference in the stress state and the relaxation process. However, thermal cycling creep had very low activation energy, which is a unique characteristic of internal stress superplasticity.

Kitazono, K. [Inst. of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Inst. of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa (Japan); [Univ. of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo (Japan). Dept. of Materials Science; Sato, E. [Inst. of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa (Japan)] [Inst. of Space and Astronautical Science, Sagamihara, Kanagawa (Japan)

1998-12-11

279

Crystalline Surface Phases of the Liquid Au-Si Eutectic Alloy  

E-print Network

A two dimensional crystalline layer is found at the surface of the liquid eutectic Au$_{82}$Si$_{18}$ alloy above its melting point $T_M=359 ^{\\circ}$C. Underlying this crystalline layer we find a layered structure, 6-7 atomic layers thick. This surface layer undergoes a first-order solid-solid phase transition occurring at $371 ^{\\circ}$C. The crystalline phase observed for T$>$371 $^{\\circ}$C is stable up to at least 430 $^{\\circ}$C. Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction data at T$>$371 $^{\\circ}$C imply lateral order comprising two coexisting phases of different oblique unit cells, in stark contrast with the single phase with a rectangular unit cell found for low-temperature crystalline phase $359 ^{\\circ}$C$

Oleg G. Shpyrko; Reinhard Streitel; Venkatachalapathy S. K. Balagurusamy; Alexei Yu. Grigoriev; Moshe Deutsch; Benjamin M. Ocko; Mati Meron; Binhua Lin; Peter S. Pershan

2007-02-17

280

Tailoring nickel coatings via electrodeposition from a eutectic-based ionic liquid doped with nicotinic acid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pure nickel (Ni) was electrodeposited onto a copper (Cu) substrate from choline chloride-urea (1:2 molar ratio) eutectic-based ionic liquid (1:2 ChCl-urea IL) with 0-1200 mg/L additions of nicotinic acid (NA). The effect of NA on the voltammetric behavior of Ni (II) was investigated by cyclic voltammetry, whilst the nucleation/growth of Ni deposits was studied by chronoamperometry. The resultant surface morphologies and microstructures of the Ni coatings were revealed by SEM/EDXS, XRD and TEM, demonstrating that NA can inhibit, hence tailor, the Ni deposition and serve as a very effective brightener producing highly uniform and smooth Ni deposits. The nucleation/growth process of Ni was not affected by the presence of NA, proceeding via three-dimensional instantaneous nucleation. NA has a profound grain refining effect with a grain size of ˜4.2 nm achievable.

Yang, Haiyan; Guo, Xingwu; Birbilis, Nick; Wu, Guohua; Ding, Wenjiang

2011-08-01

281

Lead-Bismuth Eutectic Compatibility with Materials in the Concept of Spallation Target for ADS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) is favored by spallation neutron sources and coolant in the sub-critical reactor at the accelerator driven nuclear transmutation system (ADS). Technical issues of ADS are material technology of how to compromise with flowing lead bismuth, high-energy proton accelerator technology and a sub-critical reactor system technology. This paper describes LBE technology developed at JAERI. First a scenario in order to realize the ADS is shown. The concept of spallation target test facility is introduced with a target design of thermo-fluid dynamics. Base data of flow rate and temperature of Pb-Bi during LBE circulation are described. The results of LBE loop operation under the flowing conditions of target design concept are reported. The stagnant corrosion tests were done to know the controlling parameters among the various steels. The tube-type oxygen sensor with having the solid electrolyte was studied. Cleaning techniques were developed to remove LBE from materials.

Kikuchi, Kenji; Saito, Shigeru; Kurata, Yuji; Futakawa, Masatoshi; Sasa, Toshinobu; Oigawa, Hiroyuki; Wakai, Eiichi; Umeno, Makoto; Mizubayashi, Hiroshi; Miura, Kuniaki

282

Thermoelectric and morphological effects of Peltier pulsing on directional solidification of eutectic Bi-Mn  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Extensive in situ thermal measurements using Peltier Interface Demarcation (PID) during directional solidification of eutectic Bi/MnBi were carried out. Observations indicate that significant thermal transients occur throughout the sample as a result of the Peltier pulsing. The contributions of the Peltier, Thomson, and Joule heats were separated and studied as a function of pulse intensity and polarity. The Joule and the combined Peltier and Thomson thermal contributions were determined as a function of time during and after the current pulses, close to the solid/liquid interface. Variations of the Bi/MnBi particle morphology clearly reveal the interface shape, changes in interface velocity, meltback, and temporary loss of cooperative growth, as a result of the pulsing.

Silberstein, R. P.; Larson, D. J., Jr.; Dressler, B.

1984-01-01

283

Eutectic equilibria in the quaternary system Fe-Cr-Mn-C  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The constitution of the quaternary system, Fe-Cr-Mn-C and to a lesser extent of the quinary system, Fe-Cr-Mn-Al-C were examined for in situ composite alloy candidates. Multivariant eutectic compositions were determined from phase equilibria studies wherein M7C3 carbides (approximately 30% by volume) formed from the melt within gamma iron. An extended field of the hexagonal carbide, (Cr, Fe, Mn)7 C3, was found without undergoing transformation to the orthorhombic structure. Increasing stability for this carbide was found for higher ratios of Cr/Fe(+) Cr + Mn. Aluminum additions promoted a ferritic matrix while manganese favored the desired gamma austenitic matrix. In coexistence with the matrix phase, chromium enters preferentially the carbide phase while manganese distributes equally between the gamma matrix and the M7C3 carbide. The composition and lattice parameters of the carbide and matrix phases were determined to establish their respective stabilities.

Nowotny, H.; Wayne, S.; Schuster, J. C.

1982-01-01

284

Gravitationally induced convection during directional solidification of off-eutectic Mn-Bi alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The effects of thermal and solute gradient, gravity induced convection during vertical directional solidification, on longitudinal macrosegregation of Bi and Mn rich off-eutectic starting compositions, has been studied as a function of composition, growth velocity and gravity vector orientation. Since the morphology of these alloys is characterized by an aligned, rodlike permanent magnet composite when grown cooperatively, the magnetic properties were used to measure composition segregation and the transition from dendritic to composite growth. Severe macrosegregation was observed in all cases studied and the degree of convection inferred by modeling the observed composition segregation using a stagnant film approach. Morphological stability was found to follow a constitutional supercooling-type law for both Bi and Mn rich compositions.

Pirich, R. G.

1982-01-01

285

Effect of applied magnetic fields during directional solidification of eutectic Bi-Mn  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Samples of rod eutectics Bi/MnBi were directionally solidified in a growth-up Bridgman-Stockbarger configuration in the presence of a transverse magnetic field up to 3 kg to determine whether gravity-driven convective effects could be reduced or eliminated. The experiments were carried out over a range of furnace velocities, V, of 0.2 to 50 cm per hour with a thermal gradient at the liquid-solid interface of 100 C/cm and 150 C/cm. Morphological, thermal and magnetic analyses were carried out on samples grown with and without an applied magnetic field. For samples grown at V greater than 3 cm per hour in a transverse magnetic field, reduced mean rod diameter and interrod spacing occurred as well as undercooling and increased coercive strength. The data agreed with that obtained for low-g growth at 50 cm per hour and 30 cm per hour.

Decarlo, J. L.; Pirich, R. G.

1984-01-01

286

Transverse tensile and stress rupture properties of gamma/gamma prime-delta directionally solidified eutectic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tensile and stress rupture properties were determined primarily at 760 C for specimens oriented at various angles (0 deg, 10 deg, 45 deg, and 90 deg) from the solidification direction of bars and/or slabs of the Ni-20Cb-6Cr-2.5A (gamma/gamma prime-delta) eutectic. Threaded-head specimens yielded longer rupture lives with significantly less scatter than did tapered-head specimens. Miniature specimens are suitable for determining traverse tensile and rupture properties of 1.2 centimeter diameter bar stock. The 300 hour rupture stress at 760 C for specimens oriented at 10 deg from the solidification direction was reduced from 740 to 460 MPa, and to 230 MPa for material oriented at either 45 deg or 90 deg.

Gray, H. H.

1976-01-01

287

Heat treating of a lamellar eutectic alloy (gamma/gamma prime + delta). [heat resistant alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eutectic superalloys are being developed at several laboratories for application as aircraft gas turbine airfoils. One such alloy was subjected to several heat treatments to determine if its mechanical properties could be improved. It was found that by partially dissolving the alloy at 1210 C and then aging at 900 C the tensile strength can be increased about 12 percent at temperatures up to 900 C. At 1040 C no change in tensile strength was observed. Times to rupture were measured between 760 and 1040 C and were essentially the same or greater than for as-grown material. Tensile and rupture ductility of the alloy are reduced by heat treatment. Photographs of the microstructure are shown.

Tewari, S. N.; Dreshfield, R. L.

1976-01-01

288

Heat treating of a lamellar eutectic alloy /gamma/gamma prime + delta/  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eutectic superalloys are being developed at several laboratories for application as aircraft gas turbine airfoils. One such alloy gamma/gamma prime + delta was subjected to several heat treatments to determine if its mechanical properties could be improved. It was found that by partially dissolving the gamma prime at 1210 C and then aging at 900 C, the tensile strength can be increased about 12 per cent at temperatures up to 900 C. At 1040 C, no change in tensile strength was observed. Times to rupture were measured between 760 and 1040 C and were essentially the same or greater than for as-grown material. Tensile and rupture ductility of the alloy were reduced by heat treatment.

Tewari, S. N.; Dreshfield, R. L.

1976-01-01

289

Deformation Behavior of the Percolating Eutectic Intermetallic in HPDC and Squeeze-Cast Mg Alloys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The structural compliance of the spatially interconnected intermetallic network in a squeeze-cast MRI230D alloy was determined using focused ion beam (FIB) data and finite element (FE) modeling, and compared with data for a high-pressure die-cast AZ91D and three binary Mg-RE alloys from the existing literature. The respective elastic responses were sorted out into two characteristic behaviors: for eutectic volume fractions less than ~22% the behavior was akin to that of highly compliant, bending-dominated structures, whereas for larger fractions, it reproduced that of structurally efficient, stretch-dominated microtruss structures. In all cases, the contribution from the interconnected network added to the total strength of the alloy an amount comparable with the strengthening expected from a similar volume fraction of dispersed particles. Being more compliant, the bending-dominated structures appeared less prone to developing damage by cracking at low strains than the stretch dominated ones.

Zhang, Bao; Yang, Kun V.; Nagasekhar, Anumalasetty V.; Cáceres, Carlos H.; Easton, Mark

2014-09-01

290

Eutectic superalloys strengthened by aligned delta, Ni3Cb lamellae, gamma-prime, Ni3Al precipitates and reduced interlamellar spacing.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Monovariant eutectic alloys, located on the liquidus trough between the binary eutectic gamma, Ni - delta, Ni3Cb and the ternary eutectic gamma, Ni - gamma-prime, Ni3Al - delta, Ni3Cb, were identified which permitted the production of aligned lamellae within a nickel solid solution matrix containing the precipitate gamma-prime. These alloys exhibited great insensitivity in their composite microstructures to solidification parameters such as growth rate temperature gradient, and were found to be remarkably uniform in composition along their length.

Lemkey, F. D.; Thompson, E. R.

1973-01-01

291

Anodic dissolution of uranium mononitride in lithium chloride-potassium chloride eutectic melt  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uranium-plutonium nitride is a candidate fuel for fast reactors, but its major drawback is ¹⁴C formation from natural nitrogen. One would probably have to use highly ¹⁵N-enriched nitrogen. A pyrochemical process with molten-salt electrorefining has been proposed as a means to increase the nuclear proliferation resistance of the fuel cycle. Molten-salt electrorefining could also be applied to nitride fuels to

Fumiaki Kobayashi; Toru Ogawa; Mitsuo Akabori; Yoshio Kato

1995-01-01

292

Molten salt lithium cells  

DOEpatents

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in the temperature range of about 400.degree.-500.degree. C. Such high temperature operation accelerates corrosion problems and a substantial amount of energy is lost through heat transfer. The present invention provides an electrochemical cell (10) which may be operated at temperatures between about 100.degree.-170.degree. C. Cell (10) comprises an electrolyte (16), which preferably includes lithium nitrate, and a lithium or lithium alloy electrode (12).

Raistrick, Ian D. (Menlo Park, CA); Poris, Jaime (Portola Valley, CA); Huggins, Robert A. (Stanford, CA)

1982-02-09

293

Molten salt lithium cells  

DOEpatents

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in the temperature range of about 400.degree.-500.degree. C. Such high temperature operation accelerates corrosion problems and a substantial amount of energy is lost through heat transfer. The present invention provides an electrochemical cell (10) which may be operated at temperatures between about 100.degree.-170.degree. C. Cell (10) comprises an electrolyte (16), which preferably includes lithium nitrate, and a lithium or lithium alloy electrode (12).

Raistrick, Ian D. (Menlo Park, CA); Poris, Jaime (Portola Valley, CA); Huggins, Robert A. (Stanford, CA)

1983-01-01

294

A Dash of Salt  

E-print Network

and soils,? he said. Most reclaimed water in California, Arizona and New Mexico has salinity well below 1,000 ppm, but salinities of reclaimed waters in West Texas and some areas of southern New Mexico and central Arizona usually exceed 1,000 ppm... (Morus alba), pictured at left, and Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica). tx H2O | pg. 20 The second most frequent problem is soil saliniza- tion, or too much salt accumulation in the soil. This usually occurs in clayey (silty clay loam, clay loam...

Supercinski, Danielle

2006-01-01

295

Molten salt lithium cells  

DOEpatents

Lithium-based cells are promising for applications such as electric vehicles and load-leveling for power plants since lithium is very electropositive and light weight. One type of lithium-based cell utilizes a molten salt electrolyte and is operated in the temperature range of about 400 to 500/sup 0/C. Such high temperature operation accelerates corrosion problems and a substantial amount of energy is lost through heat transfer. The present invention provides an electrochemical cell which may be operated at temperatures between about 100 to 170/sup 0/C. The cell is comprised of an electrolyte, which preferably includes lithium nitrate, and a lithium or lithium alloy electrode.

Raistrick, I.D.; Poris, J.; Huggins, R.A.

1980-07-18

296

Titanium metallization of alumina ceramics by molten salt reaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we reported a novel method that is flexible to metallize alumina ceramics with complex surface. Through Ti 2+ disproportionation occurred in molten NaCl-KCl-K 2TiF 6 bath, the dense Ti layer was deposited on Al 2O 3 ceramics surface with strong adhesion. The effects of reaction temperature, time and initial K 2TiF 6 concentration on deposition rate were investigated. As-prepared coatings compose of bilayer structure of reactive Ti 2O phase, namely, the outer layer with coarse grains and the inner layer with fine grains. The wettability of eutectic Ag72Cu28 and Pb37Sn63 alloys with metallized Al 2O 3 ceramics was measured by using sessile drop method and compared with that of original ceramics. The results show that the metallized Al 2O 3 surface could be reactively wetted well with Ag72Cu28 and Pb37Sn63 alloys. The contact angles lowered to 35° and 8°, respectively, when temperature rose to 900 °C, showing significant enhancement of wettability after Ti metallization by molten salt reaction.

Li, Jianqiang; Pan, Wei; Yuan, Zhangfu; Chen, Yunfa

2008-05-01

297

Batteries using molten salt electrolyte  

DOEpatents

An electrolyte system suitable for a molten salt electrolyte battery is described where the electrolyte system is a molten nitrate compound, an organic compound containing dissolved lithium salts, or a 1-ethyl-3-methlyimidazolium salt with a melting temperature between approximately room temperature and approximately 250.degree. C. With a compatible anode and cathode, the electrolyte system is utilized in a battery as a power source suitable for oil/gas borehole applications and in heat sensors.

Guidotti, Ronald A. (Albuquerque, NM)

2003-04-08

298

Electrochromic salts, solutions, and devices  

DOEpatents

Electrochromic salts. Electrochromic salts of dicationic viologens such as methyl viologen and benzyl viologen associated with anions selected from bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, bis(perfluoroethylsulfonyl)imide, and tris(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)methide are produced by metathesis with the corresponding viologen dihalide. They are highly soluble in molten quarternary ammonium salts and together with a suitable reductant provide electrolyte solutions that are used in electrochromic windows.

Burrell, Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM); Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); McClesky,7,064,212 T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM)

2006-06-20

299

Electrochromic Salts, Solutions, and Devices  

DOEpatents

Electrochromic salts. Electrochromic salts of dicationic viologens such as methyl viologen and benzyl viologen associated with anions selected from bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, bis(perfluoroethylsulfonyl)imide, and tris(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)methide are produced by metathesis with the corresponding viologen dihalide. They are highly soluble in molten quarternary ammonium salts and together with a suitable reductant provide electrolyte solutions that are used in electrochromic windows.

Burrell, Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM); Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); McClesky, T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM)

2008-10-14

300

Electrochromic Salts, Solutions, and Devices  

DOEpatents

Electrochromic salts. Electrochromic salts of dicationic viologens such as methyl viologen and benzyl viologen associated with anions selected from bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, bis(perfluoroethylsulfonyl)imide, and tris(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)methide are produced by metathesis with the corresponding viologen dihalide. They are highly soluble in molten quarternary ammonium salts and together with a suitable reductant provide electrolyte solutions that are used in electrochromic windows.

Burrell, Anthony K. (Los Alamos, NM); Warner, Benjamin P. (Los Alamos, NM); McClesky, T. Mark (Los Alamos, NM)

2008-11-11

301

Absolute thermodynamic properties of molten salts using the two-phase thermodynamic (2PT) superpositioning method.  

PubMed

We show that the absolute thermodynamic properties of molten salts (mixtures of KCl and LiCl) can be accurately determined from the two-phase thermodynamic (2PT) method that is based on superpositioning of solid-like and gas-like (hard-sphere) vibrational density of states (DoS). The 2PT predictions are in excellent accordance with those from the thermodynamic integration method; the melting point of KCl evaluated from the free energy and the absolute entropy shows close conformity with the experimental/NIST data. The DoS partitioning shows that the Li(+) ions in the eutectic LiCl-KCl molten mixture are largely solid-like, unlike the K(+) and Cl(-) ions, which have a significant gas-like contribution, for temperatures ranging from 773 K to 1300 K. The solid-like states of the Li(+) ions may have practical implications when employed for chemical and nuclear reprocessing applications. PMID:24398710

Wang, Jin; Chakraborty, Brahmananda; Eapen, Jacob

2014-02-21

302

Electrochemical separation of actinides and fission products in molten salt electrolyte  

SciTech Connect

Molten salt electrochemical separation may be applied to accelerator-based conversion (ABC) and transmutation systems by dissolving the fluoride transport salt in LiCl-KCl eutectic solvent. The resulting fluoride-chloride mixture will contain small concentrations of fission product rare earths (La, Nd, Gd, Pr, Ce, Eu, Sm, and Y) and actinides (U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm). The Gibbs free energies of formation of the metal chlorides are grouped advantageously such that the actinides can be deposited on a solid cathode with the majority of the rare earths remaining in the electrolyte. Thus, the actinides are recycled for further transmutation. Rockwell and its partners have measured the thermodynamic properties of the metal chlorides of interest (rare earths and actinides) and demonstrated separation of actinides from rare earths in laboratory studies. A model is being developed to predict the performance of a commercial electrochemical cell for separations starting with PUREX compositions. This model predicts excellent separation of plutonium and other actinides from the rare earths in metal-salt systems.

Gay, R. L.; Grantham, L. F.; Fusselman, S. P.; Grimmett, D. L.; Roy, J. J. [Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States)

1995-09-15

303

Electrochemical separation of actinides and fission products in molten salt electrolyte  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Molten salt electrochemical separation may be applied to accelerator-based conversion (ABC) and transmutation systems by dissolving the fluoride transport salt in LiCl-KCl eutectic solvent. The resulting fluoride-chloride mixture will contain small concentrations of fission product rare earths (La, Nd, Gd, Pr, Ce, Eu, Sm, and Y) and actinides (U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm). The Gibbs free energies of formation of the metal chlorides are grouped advantageously such that the actinides can be deposited on a solid cathode with the majority of the rare earths remaining in the electrolyte. Thus, the actinides are recycled for further transmutation. Rockwell and its partners have measured the thermodynamic properties of the metal chlorides of interest (rare earths and actinides) and demonstrated separation of actinides from rare earths in laboratory studies. A model is being developed to predict the performance of a commercial electrochemical cell for separations starting with PUREX compositions. This model predicts excellent separation of plutonium and other actinides from the rare earths in metal-salt systems.

Gay, R. L.; Grantham, L. F.; Fusselman, S. P.; Grimmett, D. L.; Roy, J. J.

1995-09-01

304

21 CFR 100.155 - Salt and iodized salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the declaration... (b) Salt or table salt for human food use to which iodide has not been added...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the...

2013-04-01

305

21 CFR 100.155 - Salt and iodized salt.  

...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the declaration... (b) Salt or table salt for human food use to which iodide has not been added...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the...

2014-04-01

306

21 CFR 100.155 - Salt and iodized salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the declaration... (b) Salt or table salt for human food use to which iodide has not been added...be in letters which are not less in height than those required for the...

2012-04-01

307

Temporal contrast of salt delivery in mouth increases salt perception  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of salt delivery in mouth on salt perception was investigated. It was hypothesized that fast concentration changes in the delivery to the receptor can reduce sensory adaptation, leading to an increased taste perception. Saltiness ratings were scored by a panel over time during various stimulation conditions involving relative changes in NaCl concentration of 20% and 38%. Changes in

J. L. H. C. Busch; C. Tournier; J. E. Knoop; G. Kooyman; G. Smit

2009-01-01

308

Hot tensile properties and deformation response of a gamma/Ni/-gamma prime/Ni3Al/-delta/Ni3Nb/ eutectic composite  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Three distinct regions of tensile, deformation and fracture behavior were observed in a 2.5 wt. per cent Al gamma/gamma prime-delta eutectic alloy as the testing temperature was varied. The major finding was an extraordinary ductility maximum at about 550 C. It was shown that this phenomenon is caused by the deflection of transverse cracks at the eutectic grain boundaries when yielding occurs. This delamination between eutectics grains caused by fracture of a gamma prime eutectic grain boundary film leads to a distinctly different 'wood-like' fracture surface morphology. Above 690 C to 926 C, yield and tensile strength values decrease while ductility increase slightly. Cooperative twinning of both phases develops giving rise to block-like deformation of the microstructure quite in parallel to the behavior observed previously in the gamma-delta system.

Bertorello, H. R.; Hertzberg, R. W.; Kraft, R. W.

1975-01-01

309

Mechanism of protein salting in and salting out by divalent cation salts: balance between hydration and salt binding.  

PubMed

The preferential interactions of proteins with solvent components were studied in concentrated aqueous solutions of the sulfate, acetate, and chloride salts of Mg2+, Ba2+, Ca2+, Mn2+ and Ni2+ [except for CaSO4, BaSO4, Mn-(OAc)2, and Ni(OAc)2], and results were compared with those of the Na+ salts. It was found that, for all the salts, the preferential hydration increased in the order of Cl- less than CH3-COO- less than SO42- regardless of the cationic species used, in agreement with the anionic lyotropic series, and that the same parameter exhibited a tendency to increase in the order of Mn2+, Ni2+ less than Ca2+, Ba2+ less than Mg2+ less than Na+. The salting-out and stabilizing or salting-in and destabilizing effectiveness of the salts were interpreted in terms of the observed preferential interactions. The surface tension increment of salts, which is a major factor responsible for the preferential interactions of the Na+ salts, had no correlation with those of the divalent cation salts. It was shown that the binding of divalent cations to the proteins overcomes the salt exclusion due to the surface tension increase, leading to a decrease in the preferential hydration. In conformity with this mechanism, the preferential interaction of MgCl2 was strongly pH dependent, because of the protein charge-dependent affinity of Mg2+ for proteins, while NaCl showed no pH dependence of the preferential interaction. The proposed mechanism was supported by a strong correlation between the preferential interaction results and the interaction of these salts with the model peptide compound acetyltetraglycine ethyl ester, described by Robinson and Jencks. PMID:6525340

Arakawa, T; Timasheff, S N

1984-12-01

310

The eutectic carbides and creep rupture strength of 25Cr20Ni heat-resistant steel tubes centrifugally cast with different solidification conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The eutectic carbides and creep rupture strength of 25Cr20Ni heat-resistant steel tubes centrifugally cast with different solidification conditions were investigated in detail. The results reveal that the eutectic carbides precipitated primarily at the dendrite and grain boundaries show various morphologies from the outer wall to the inner wall along radial direction of the cast tubes, consisting of the thin film-like

X. Q Wu; H. M Jing; Y. G Zheng; Z. M Yao; W Ke; Z. Q Hu

2000-01-01

311

Stress analysis, thermomechanical fatique evaluation, and root subcomponent testing of gamma/gamma prime-delta eutectic alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) and root subcomponent tensile, creep, and low cycle fatigue (LCF) tests were conducted to determine the capability of a fully lamellar directionally solidified eutectic alloy to sustain the airfoil thermal fatigue and root attachment loads anticipated in advanced, hollow, high work turbine blades. A three dimensional finite element elastic stress analysis was performed on typical advanced hollow eutectic airfoil and root-platform designs to determine appropriate conditions for these tests. Results of TMF tests conducted on longitudinal specimens (stress axis parallel to the solidification direction) containing a simulated leading edge cooling hole pattern indicated the longitudinal TMF properties to be more than adequate for the particular advanced hollow blade analyzed, with the strain range for a 10,000 cycle life being more than 50% above the maximum strain range calculated for the advanced hollow blade.

Sheffler, K. D.; Jackson, J. J.

1976-01-01

312

Self-calibration of a W/Re thermocouple using a miniature Ru-C (1954 °C) eutectic cell  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Previous successful investigations of miniature cobalt-carbon (Co-C, 1324 °C) and palladium-carbon (Pd-C, 1492 °C) high temperature fixed-point cells for thermocouple self-calibration have been reported [1-2]. In the present work, we describe a series of measurements of a miniature ruthenium-carbon (Ru-C) eutectic cell (melting point 1954 °C) to evaluate the repeatability and stability of a W/Re thermocouple (type C) by means of in-situ calibration. A miniature Ru-C eutectic fixed-point cell with outside diameter 14 mm and length 30 mm was fabricated to be used as a self-calibrating device. The performance of the miniature Ru-C cell and the type C thermocouple is presented, including characterization of the stability, repeatability, thermal environment influence, ITS-90 temperature realization and measurement uncertainty.

Ongrai, O.; Pearce, J. V.; Machin, G.; Sweeney, S. J.

2013-09-01

313

Numerical prediction of fraction of eutectic phase in Sn-Ag-Cu soldring using the phase-field method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A combination of macroscale solidification simulation and phase-field calculation is employed to predict the volume fraction of the eutectic phase in Sn-4.0 mass% Ag-XCu solder alloys (X=0.5 1.1 mass%). The solidification simulation incorporates the cooling rate in the phase-field simulation. We assume the residual liquid solidifies as eutectic phase when the driving force for the nucleation of Cu6Sn5 amounts to a critical value, which is determined based on the experimental data. Though the calculation results depend on the experimental data, the obtained fractions are about 40% for 0.5 mass% Cu and more than 90% for 1.1 mass% Cu alloy, which shows good agreement with the experimental data.

Ode, Machiko; Ueshima, Minoru; Abe, Taichi; Murakami, Hideyuki; Onodera, Hidehiro

2006-11-01

314

Sub 200 °C fluxless indium-tin (In-Sn) eutectic bonding for monolithic 3D-IC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, a low-temperature eutectic bonding process based on the formation of an indium (In)-tin (Sn) alloy is studied at temperatures below 200 °C. The formation of the In-Sn alloy is investigated through a secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS) depth profiling analysis, and the quality of the bonding region is evaluated by using cross-sectional scanning electron microscope(SEM) and shearing force measurements. At 170 °C, which is above the melting temperature of In (156 °C), a large amount of In-Sn alloy is formed without the assistance of any flux owing to the expanded eutectic composite range and the improved quality of the In-Sn contact, resulting in a higher bonding strength (205 N). The obtained results show the feasibility of using a low-temperature fluxless bonding process for the fabrication of upper-level devices in monolithic three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D-ICs).

Yoo, Gwangwe; Park, Jin-Hong

2014-10-01

315

Fatigue crack propagation behaviour of unidirectionally solidified gamma/gamma-prime-delta eutectic alloys. [Ni-Nb-Al alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fatigue crack propagation studies were carried out on unidirectionally solidified gamma/gamma-prime-delta (Ni-Nb-Al) alloys over an aluminum content range of 1.5-2.5% by weight. The variation of Al content of as-grown alloys did not significantly affect the crack growth behavior of these eutectic composites. The results indicate that the addition of Al to the eutectic dramatically improved the FCP behavior. The gamma/gamma-prime-delta alloy exhibited crack growth rates for a given stress intensity range that are an order of magnitude lower than those for the gamma-delta alloy. It is suggested that this difference in FCP behavior can be explained on the basis of stacking fault energy considerations. Extensive delaminations at the crack tip were also revealed, which contributed to the superior fatigue response. Delamination was predominantly intergranular in nature.

Bretz, P. E.; Hertzberg, R. W.

1979-01-01

316

SALT-ASSISTED MICROWAVE DEMULSIFICATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experimental data are presented to show the influence of a very small amount of inorganic salt on the demulsification of water-in-oil emulsions. It was found that some inorganic salts could effectively enhance the demulsification efficiency and increase the light transmittance of the water separated from the emulsions. The demulsification efficiency may reach 100% in a very short time under microwave

LI-XIN XIA; SHI-WEI LU; GUO-YING CAO

2004-01-01

317

Solar molten salt electric experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Second generation solar power tower technology, based on using a molten nitrate salt as the solar receiver and thermal storage heat transfer fluid, is now in the final phase of preoperational testing at the Central Receiver Test Facility (CRTF) near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Molten Salt Electric Experiment (MSEE) is a joint government, electric utility, and industry funded program that

1983-01-01

318

SALT prime focus payload development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), currently being erected in Sutherland, South Africa, will be the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, and the 4th largest telescope in the world, when it is completed in late 2004. The SALT design is based on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope. The prime focus payload design presented structural and layout challenges, since four

Schalk W. P. Esterhuyse; Janus D. Brink; Cornelius J. A. Nel; Arek Swat

2004-01-01

319

Salt-gradient solar ponds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A description of salt-gradient solar ponds is presented. Guidelines concerning the construction and maintenance of the pond are discussed. A computer model was used to study layer migration in laboratory tanks and in an outdoor pond. The status of solar ponds is briefly discussed. An equation relating heat flux and salt flux at a boundary is included.

Neeper, D. A.

320

Salt taste preference in baboons.  

PubMed

Dietary salt (NaCl) has been implicated in the etiology of hypertension and atherosclerosis, although its role remains controversial. The human preference for salted foods is well-known and many investigators believe the taste for salt is acquired. An experiment we conducted suggests that the baboon does not have an acquired taste for salt. A sample of 36 baboons from a population of 70 baboons of known sire, sex, and dietary history was used; each had been raised since birth on a diet of fixed salt content in a study of dietary salt and blood pressure. Given this unique group of animals, we decided to test whether baboons raised on one dietary salt level (low, medium, or high) would prefer a different level. After baseline consumption was measured for 9 days, we offered each animal equal amounts of all 3 diets simultaneously in a counterbalanced randomized sequence for 9 days, controlling for tray position preference and color preference. We measured consumption of each diet by weighing the amount of food remaining. Our statistical analyses indicated an overwhelming preference for the lowest dietary salt level, regardless of which diet the animal had been fed since birth (p less than 0.0001). PMID:3737739

Barnwell, G M; Dollahite, J; Mitchell, D S

1986-01-01

321

Deformation behavior of bismuth–tin alloy wires with eutectic morphology produced by the Ohno continuous casting process  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Ohno continuous casting (OCC) process has been used to generate 62% Bi–Sn alloy wires approximately 2mm in diameter with eutectic morphology at speeds between 30 and 387mm\\/min. The microstructure was examined and tensile tests performed for wires cast at various speeds. The deformation behavior was investigated by observing the surface structure of wires at various tensile deformation stages. It

Yaeil A Kwon; Zeinab A Daya; Hiroshi Soda; Zhirui Wang; Alexander McLean

2004-01-01

322

Measured energy and angular distributions of sputtered neutral atoms from a Ga-In eutectic alloy target  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The energy and angular distributions of ground-state neutral atoms sputtered from the surface of a liquid Ga-In eutectic alloy by normally-incident 25 keV Ar+ have been measured using the technique of sputter-initiated resonance ionization spectroscopy (SIRIS). Details of the measurements and data analysis are presented. Differences between the distributions for the Ga and In atoms are discussed in the context of the extreme Gibbsian segregation of the alloy surface.

Bigelow, A. W.; Li, S. L.; Matteson, S.; Weathers, D. L.

2001-07-01

323

The mechanical properties and microstructures of copper and brass joints soldered with eutectic tin-bismuth solder  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mechanical properties and microstructures ofcopper and brass soldered with eutectic tin-bismuth solder have been determined and the joints examined using metallographic techniques. Joints made with copper were stronger than those made with brass. At the copper\\/solder interface a uniform layer 2µm thick of Cu5.2Sn5 was formed and at the brass\\/solder interface a uniform layer 2 µm thick of (Cu,

W. J. Tomlinson; I. Collier

1987-01-01

324

Depth of cutaneous analgesia after application of a eutectic mixture of the local anesthetics lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA cream)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: EMLA cream, a eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine, is a topical anesthetic, frequently used to avoid pain during venipuncture and superficial surgery. However, the depth of analgesia needs further exploration.Objective: Our purpose was to investigate the depth of cutaneous analgesia after application of EMLA cream.Methods: In a single-blind crossover study, EMLA cream was applied under occlusion to the

Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren; Hans Quiding

2000-01-01

325

DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF DIVALENT SALTS.  

PubMed

Many divalent salts (e.g., calcium, iron, zinc), have important nutritional value and are used to fortify food or as dietary supplements. Sensory characterization of some divalent salts in aqueous solutions by untrained judges has been reported in the psychophysical literature, but formal sensory evaluation by trained panels is lacking. To provide this information, a trained descriptive panel evaluated the sensory characteristics of 10 divalent salts including ferrous sulfate, chloride and gluconate; calcium chloride, lactate and glycerophosphate; zinc sulfate and chloride; and magnesium sulfate and chloride. Among the compounds tested, iron compounds were highest in metallic taste; zinc compounds had higher astringency and a glutamate-like sensation; and bitterness was pronounced for magnesium and calcium salts. Bitterness was affected by the anion in ferrous and calcium salts. Results from the trained panelists were largely consistent with the psychophysical literature using untrained judges, but provided a more comprehensive set of oral sensory attributes. PMID:16614749

Yang, Heidi Hai-Ling; Lawless, Harry T

2005-04-01

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DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF DIVALENT SALTS  

PubMed Central

Many divalent salts (e.g., calcium, iron, zinc), have important nutritional value and are used to fortify food or as dietary supplements. Sensory characterization of some divalent salts in aqueous solutions by untrained judges has been reported in the psychophysical literature, but formal sensory evaluation by trained panels is lacking. To provide this information, a trained descriptive panel evaluated the sensory characteristics of 10 divalent salts including ferrous sulfate, chloride and gluconate; calcium chloride, lactate and glycerophosphate; zinc sulfate and chloride; and magnesium sulfate and chloride. Among the compounds tested, iron compounds were highest in metallic taste; zinc compounds had higher astringency and a glutamate-like sensation; and bitterness was pronounced for magnesium and calcium salts. Bitterness was affected by the anion in ferrous and calcium salts. Results from the trained panelists were largely consistent with the psychophysical literature using untrained judges, but provided a more comprehensive set of oral sensory attributes. PMID:16614749

YANG, HEIDI HAI-LING; LAWLESS, HARRY T.

2005-01-01

327

Graphite Nodule and Eutectic Cell Count in Cast Iron: Theoretical Model Based on Weibull Statistics and Experimental Verification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, a model is proposed for heterogeneous nucleation on substrates whose size distribution can be described by the Weibull statistics. It is found that the nuclei density, N nuc can be given in terms of the maximum undercooling, ?T m , by N nuc = N s exp ( b/?T m ), where N s is the density of nucleation sites in the melt and b is the nucleation coefficient (b > 0). When nucleation occurs on all possible substrates, the graphite nodule density, N V,n , or eutectic cell density, N V , after solidification equals N s . In this work, measurements of N V,n and N V values were carried out on experimental nodular and flake graphite iron castings processed under various inoculation conditions. The volumetric nodule N V,n or graphite eutectic cell N V count was estimated from the area nodule count, N A,n , or eutectic cell count, N A , on polished cast iron surface sections by stereological means. In addition, maximum undercoolings, ?T m , were measured using thermal analysis. The experimental outcome indicates that the N V,n or N V count can be properly described by the proposed expression N V,n = N V = N s exp ( b/?T m ). Moreover, the N s and b values were experimentally determined. In particular, the proposed model suggests that the size distribution of nucleation sites is exponential in nature.

Fra?, E.; Wiencek, K.; Górny, M.; López, H. F.

2007-02-01

328

Sr-Al-Si co-segregated regions in eutectic Si phase of Sr-modified Al-10Si alloy.  

PubMed

The addition of 200 ppm strontium to an Al-10 wt% Si casting alloy changes the morphology of the eutectic silicon phase from coarse plate-like to fine fibrous networks. In order to clarify this modification mechanism the location of Sr within the eutectic Si phase has been investigated by a combination of high-resolution methods. Whereas three-dimensional atom probe tomography allows us to visualise the distribution of Sr on the atomic scale and to analyse its local enrichment, transmission electron microscopy yields information about the crystallographic nature of segregated regions. Segregations with two kinds of morphologies were found at the intersections of Si twin lamellae: Sr-Al-Si co-segregations of rod-like morphology and Al-rich regions of spherical morphology. Both are responsible for the formation of a high density of multiple twins and promote the anisotropic growth of the eutectic Si phase in specific crystallographic directions during solidification. The experimental findings are related to the previously postulated mechanism of "impurity induced twinning". PMID:23298536

Timpel, M; Wanderka, N; Schlesiger, R; Yamamoto, T; Isheim, D; Schmitz, G; Matsumura, S; Banhart, J

2013-09-01

329

40 CFR 721.7655 - Alkylsulfonium salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-07-01 false Alkylsulfonium salt. 721.7655 Section 721...721.7655 Alkylsulfonium salt. (a) Chemical substance...generically as alkylsulfonium salt (PMN P-93-1166) is...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2011-07-01

330

40 CFR 721.6085 - Phosphonocarboxylate salts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Phosphonocarboxylate salts. 721.6085 Section 721...6085 Phosphonocarboxylate salts. (a) Chemical substances...generically as phosphonocarboxylate salts (PMNs P-93-722, P-93-723...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2013-07-01

331

40 CFR 721.7655 - Alkylsulfonium salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-07-01 false Alkylsulfonium salt. 721.7655 Section 721...721.7655 Alkylsulfonium salt. (a) Chemical substance...generically as alkylsulfonium salt (PMN P-93-1166) is...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2012-07-01

332

40 CFR 721.6085 - Phosphonocarboxylate salts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Phosphonocarboxylate salts. 721.6085 Section 721...6085 Phosphonocarboxylate salts. (a) Chemical substances...generically as phosphonocarboxylate salts (PMNs P-93-722, P-93-723...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2012-07-01

333

40 CFR 721.7655 - Alkylsulfonium salt.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Alkylsulfonium salt. 721.7655 Section 721...721.7655 Alkylsulfonium salt. (a) Chemical substance...generically as alkylsulfonium salt (PMN P-93-1166) is...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2010-07-01

334

40 CFR 721.6085 - Phosphonocarboxylate salts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Phosphonocarboxylate salts. 721.6085 Section 721...6085 Phosphonocarboxylate salts. (a) Chemical substances...generically as phosphonocarboxylate salts (PMNs P-93-722, P-93-723...uses are: (i) Release to water. Requirements as...

2010-07-01

335

Anodic dissolution of uranium mononitride in lithium chloride-potassium chloride eutectic melt  

SciTech Connect

Uranium-plutonium nitride is a candidate fuel for fast reactors, but its major drawback is {sup 14}C formation from natural nitrogen. One would probably have to use highly {sup 15}N-enriched nitrogen. A pyrochemical process with molten-salt electrorefining has been proposed as a means to increase the nuclear proliferation resistance of the fuel cycle. Molten-salt electrorefining could also be applied to nitride fuels to make possible the recycling of {sup 15}N. The anodic dissolution behavior of UN in LiCl-KCl melt was studied to provide the basis for a feasibility study of electrorefining of irradiated nitride fuels.

Kobayashi, Fumiaki; Ogawa, Toru; Akabori, Mitsuo; Kato, Yoshio [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan)

1995-08-01

336

Effect of oxidation on the Mechanical Properties of Liquid Gallium and Eutectic Gallium-Indium  

E-print Network

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 (Ga) and a eutectic gallium-indium alloy (eGaIn) while controlling such oxidation by surrounding the metal 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.

Qin Xu; Nikolai Qudalov; Qiti Guo; Heinrich Jaeger; Eric Brown

2012-01-23

337

Superconductivity in filamentary eutectic composites. Progress report, June 1, 1980-May 31, 1981  

SciTech Connect

The ac magnetic susceptibility of the Nb-Th eutectic composites in a dc magnetic field showed the existence of a mixed state in the thorium matrix material even in large fields of several kilogauss. This mixed state persisted until nearly the field at which superconductivity in the niobium filaments was destroyed. Measurements of the upper critical field H/sub c2 parallel/ were independent of filament diameter (from less than or equal to 100A to greater than or equal to 1000A) and showed less anistropy than expected. The upper critical field was nearly linear in T/sub c/-T which is indicative of an anisotropic Fermi surface. Extrapolated to zero temperature the values are H/sub c2 parallel/ = 11.5 kG and H/sub c2 perpendicular/ = 8.5 kG which correspond to coherence lengths of zeta/sub parallel/ = 170A and zeta/sub perpendicular/ = 200A. The ac susceptibility measurements could not be used to find the lower critical field H/sub c1/ because the mixed state gave the sample too short a skin depth.

Zaitlin, M.P.

1981-01-01

338

Self-Aggregation of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate within (Choline Chloride + Urea) Deep Eutectic Solvent.  

PubMed

Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) have shown tremendous promise as green solvents with low toxicity and cost. Understanding molecular aggregation processes within DESs will not only enhance the application potential of these solvents but also help alleviate some of the limitations associated with them. Among DESs, those comprising choline chloride and appropriate hydrogen-bond donors are inexpensive and easy to prepare. On the basis of fluorescence probe, electrical conductivity, and surface tension experiments, we present the first clear lines of evidence for self-aggregation of an anionic surfactant within a DES containing a small fraction of water. Namely, well-defined assemblies of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) apparently form in the archetype DES Reline comprising a 1:2 molar mixture of choline chloride and urea. Significant enhancement in the solubility of organic solvents that are otherwise not miscible in choline chloride-based DESs is achieved within Reline in the presence of SDS. The remarkably improved solubility of cyclohexane within SDS-added Reline is attributed to the presence of spontaneously formed cyclohexane-in-Reline microemulsions by SDS under ambient conditions. Surface tension, dynamic light scattering (DLS), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), density, and dynamic viscosity measurements along with responses from the fluorescence dipolarity and microfluidity probes of pyrene and 1,3-bis(1-pyrenyl)propane are employed to characterize these aggregates. Such water-free oil-in-DES microemulsions are appropriately sized to be considered as a new type of nanoreactor. PMID:25314953

Pal, Mahi; Rai, Rewa; Yadav, Anita; Khanna, Rajesh; Baker, Gary A; Pandey, Siddharth

2014-11-11

339

G-quadruplexes form ultrastable parallel structures in deep eutectic solvent.  

PubMed

G-quadruplex DNA is highly polymorphic. Its conformation transition is involved in a series of important life events. These controllable diverse structures also make G-quadruplex DNA a promising candidate as catalyst, biosensor, and DNA-based architecture. So far, G-quadruplex DNA-based applications are restricted done in aqueous media. Since many chemical reactions and devices are required to be performed under strictly anhydrous conditions, even at high temperature, it is challenging and meaningful to conduct G-quadruplex DNA in water-free medium. In this report, we systemically studied 10 representative G-quadruplexes in anhydrous room-temperature deep eutectic solvents (DESs). The results indicate that intramolecular, intermolecular, and even higher-order G-quadruplex structures can be formed in DES. Intriguingly, in DES, parallel structure becomes the G-quadruplex DNA preferred conformation. More importantly, compared to aqueous media, G-quadruplex has ultrastability in DES and, surprisingly, some G-quadruplex DNA can survive even beyond 110 °C. Our work would shed light on the applications of G-quadruplex DNA to chemical reactions and DNA-based devices performed in an anhydrous environment, even at high temperature. PMID:23282194

Zhao, Chuanqi; Ren, Jinsong; Qu, Xiaogang

2013-01-29

340

An investigation of ruthenium coating from LiCl-KCl eutectic melt  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, electrodeposition of ruthenium (Ru) from LiCl-KCl eutectic melt was investigated in a systematic manner and the effects of process parameters namely current density, time and agitation of electrolyte on the thickness and morphology of Ru layer were explored. The presence of Ru on graphite substrates was confirmed by thin film X-ray diffraction method. The Ru coatings formed at all electrodeposition conditions appeared as a white/gray deposit. The typical “faceted structure” was observed on the surface of Ru deposited at 3 and 7 mA/cm2. Fracture cross-section examinations revealed the columnar morphology of Ru which was twinned with boundaries. The smooth appearance of Ru coating became uneven and rough with coarse nodules at 12 mA/cm2. The thickness of Ru increased with increasing both current density and time at stationary electrodeposition conditions. A dense and 7.5 ?m thick Ru coating was possible to grow on graphite without any agitation at 3 mA/cm2 for 2 h. The highest cathodic current efficiency (?), 99.68%, was achieved at 3 mA/cm2 after 2 h of electrodeposition time with the rotating cathode speed of 50 rpm. The cross sectional micro-indentation studies indicated that the Ru layer has hardness as high as 450 ± 10 HV.

Kartal Sireli, G.

2014-10-01

341

Randomised controlled trial of eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics cream for venepuncture in healthy preterm infants  

PubMed Central

AIM—To assess the safety and efficacy of EMLA cream (eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics) used to induce surface anaesthesia for venepuncture in healthy preterm infants.?METHODS—Nineteen infants, median gestational age 31 weeks (range 26-33 weeks) were assessed in a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, cross-over trial. Changes in physiological variables (heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation) and behavioural responses (neonatal facial coding system score, crying time) before and after venepuncture with EMLA cream were compared with those obtained with a placebo cream to assess efficacy. Toxicity was assessed by comparing methaemoglobin concentrations at 1 hour and 8 hours after application.?RESULTS—There was no significant difference in efficacy between EMLA and placebo creams in physiological and behavioural responses. There was no significant difference in methaemoglobin concentrations one hour after the cream had been applied. At eight hours, however, concentrations were significantly higher after EMLA than placebo (p=0.016). There was no evidence of clinical toxicity.?CONCLUSION—This study does not support the routine use of EMLA for venepuncture in healthy preterm infants.?? PMID:9577286

Acharya, A; Bustani, P; Phillips, J; Taub, N; Beattie, R

1998-01-01

342

Nanoparticles of Pb-Bi Eutectic Nucleation and Growth on Alumina Template  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel and convenient method of thermo-immersion was used to fabricate of a large of lead-bismuth (Pb-Bi) eutectic nanoparticles on an uniform size anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template. The AAO with a 60 nm pore diameter was used as a template for nanoparticles nucleation and growth. Both Pb-Bi and AAO were placed in a glass tube in vacuum at 10-6 Torr, controlled by a molecular turbo pump then heated up to the melting point of the alloy. Nanoparticles nucleated and grew on the AAO template when the molten Pb-Bi solidified. The nanoparticles nucleated on the pore corners of the AAO template initially, grew simultaneously and assembled into a big nanoparticle on top of the AAO template later. Additionally, the size diameters of the initial nanoparticles were approximately 15 nm on the pore corners of the AAO template, and 80 nm when the initial nanoparticles formed a large nanoparticle. Latent heat was released when the molten Pb-Bi solidified to form nanoparticles. The size diameters distribution of nanoparticles was observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) such that, the diameters of the nanoparticles were 80 nm on top of the AAO template, and 200 nm in depths of the concave.

Chen, Chien-Chon; Kuo, Chin-Guo; Chen, Jung-Hsuan; Chao, Chuen-Guang

2004-12-01

343

Wetting reaction versus solid state aging of eutectic SnPb on Cu  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The reaction kinetics of eutectic SnPb solder on Cu were studied and compared in the liquid state at 200 to 240 °C and in the solid state aged at 125-170 °C. The ternary phase diagrams of SnPbCu, the morphology of intermetallic compound (IMC), and the kinetics of growth of the intermetallics were used in the comparison. The temperature difference between these two reactions is only 30 °C, but the kinetics of reaction, as well as the morphology of IMC formation, are very different. The kinetics in the wetting reaction is four orders of magnitude faster than that in solid state aging. The Cu6Sn5 intermetallic morphology in solid state aging is a layer type, but it has a scallop-type morphology in the wetting reaction. The morphology strongly affects the kinetics. While the kinetic difference can be attributed to the difference in atomic diffusivity between the liquid state and the solid state, it is the morphology that determines the kinetic path in these reactions. We conclude that a fast rate of reaction, which leads to a high rate of Gibbs free energy change, controls the reaction, not the Gibbs free energy change itself.

Tu, K. N.; Lee, T. Y.; Jang, J. W.; Li, L.; Frear, D. R.; Zeng, K.; Kivilahti, J. K.

2001-05-01

344

Potential containment materials for liquid-lead and lead-bismuth eutectic spallation neutron source  

SciTech Connect

Lead (Pb) and lead-bismuth eutectic (44Pb-56Bi) have been the two primary candidate liquid-metal target materials for the production of spallation neutrons. Selection of a container material for the liquid-metal target will greatly affect the lifetime and safety of the target subsystem. For the lead target, niobium-1 (wt%) zirconium (Nb-1Zr) is a candidate containment material for liquid lead, but its poor oxidation resistance has been a major concern. The oxidation rate of Nb-1Zr was studied based on the calculations of thickness loss due to oxidation. According to these calculations, it appeared that uncoated Nb-1Zr may be used for a one-year operation at 900 C at P{sub O{sub 2}} = 1 {times} 10{sup {minus}6} torr, but the same material may not be used in argon with 5-ppm oxygen. Coating technologies to reduce the oxidation of Nb-1Zr are reviewed, as are other candidate refractory metals such as molybdenum, tantalum, and tungsten. For the Pb-Bi target, three candidate containment materials are suggested based on a literature survey of the materials compatibility and proton irradiation tests: Croloy 2-1/4, modified 9Cr-1Mo, and 12Cr-1Mo (HT-9) steel. These materials seem to be used only if the lead-bismuth is thoroughly deoxidized and treated with zirconium and magnesium.

Park, J.J.; Butt, D.P.; Beard, C.A.

1997-11-01

345

Orientation relationship and interfaces in Ni and Co-YSZ cermets prepared from directionally solidified eutectics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Textured Ni-YSZ and Co-YSZ (YSZ: cubic yttria stabilized zirconia) cermets prepared by reduction of directionally solidified NiO-YSZ and CoO-YSZ oxide eutectics respectively display a self-organized microstucture formed by ∼400 nm wide alternating lamellae of YSZ and porous metal suitable for electrochemical applications. The electrochemical properties of the cermets depend on their microstructure. We have analyzed the orientation relationships and interfaces both of the oxide composites and cermets using Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-ray pole figures and Electron Back-Scattering Diffraction. In spite of the similar crystal structure, growth habits and orientation relationships of NiO-YSZ and CoO-YSZ are different. Also the crystallographic behaviour, when cermets are produced, differs. However the metal-YSZ interfaces are about the most stable ones giving good metal-ceramic adhesion. Due to their lamellar microstructure and good metal-ceramic adhesion these composites present long-term stability at working conditions, which makes them good candidates to be used as anodes in solid oxide fuel cells or electrolyzers.

Larrea, Angel; Laguna-Bercero, Miguel A.; Peña, José I.; Merino, Rosa I.; Orera, Víctor M.

2009-06-01

346

Compatibility of martensitic/austenitic steel welds with liquid lead bismuth eutectic environment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The high-chromium ferritic/martensitic steel T91 and the austenitic stainless steel 316L are to be used in contact with liquid lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE), under high irradiation doses. Both tungsten inert gas (TIG) and electron beam (EB) T91/316L welds have been examined by means of metallography, scanning electron microscopy (SEM-EDX), Vickers hardness measurements and tensile testing both in inert gas and in LBE. Although the T91/316L TIG weld has very good mechanical properties when tested in air, its properties decline sharply when tested in LBE. This degradation in mechanical properties is attributed to the liquid metal embrittlement of the 309 buttering used in TIG welding of T91/316L welds. In contrast to mixed T91/316L TIG welding, the mixed T91/316L EB weld was performed without buttering. The mechanical behaviour of the T91/316L EB weld was very good in air after post weld heat treatment but deteriorated when tested in LBE.

Van den Bosch, J.; Almazouzi, A.

2009-04-01

347

Investigations on the release of mercury from liquid eutectic lead bismuth alloy under different gas atmospheres  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Eutectic lead-bismuth alloy (LBE) samples with mercury concentrations similar to those expected for a liquid metal spallation target were prepared. The release of mercury from these samples under a continuous flow of gas was studied as a function of temperature, using ?-spectroscopy and 203Hg as a radioactive tracer. Various gas compositions ranging from a reducing atmosphere (Ar/7%H 2) to oxidising conditions (moist air) were applied. Under reducing conditions, substantial release of mercury from LBE started at temperatures around 473 K. At about 571 K, half of the mercury present in the samples was released within 1 h. Oxidising conditions led to a strong decrease in mercury release. In 1 h-experiments, no release of mercury was observed for temperatures up to 935 K within the limits of experimental error when humid air was used as a carrier gas. Apparently, the formation of an oxide layer on the surface of the melt inhibits the evaporation of Hg. This effect is of importance with respect to accident scenarios in liquid metal spallation targets, where liquid LBE could be exposed to air as well as cooling water. In such a case, a substantial decrease in the evaporation rate of mercury can be expected due to the formation of an oxide layer.

Neuhausen, Jörg

2006-06-01

348

Mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of the directionally solidified Bi-Zn-Al ternary eutectic alloy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Bi-2.0Zn-0.2Al (wt%) ternary eutectic alloy was prepared using a vacuum melting furnace and a casting furnace. The samples were directionally solidified upwards at a constant growth rate ( V = 18.4 ?m/s) under different temperature gradients ( G = 1.15-3.44 K/mm) and at a constant temperature gradient ( G = 2.66 K/mm) under different growth rates ( V = 8.3-500 ?m/s) in a Bridgman-type directional solidification furnace. The dependence of microstructure parameter ( ?) on the solidification parameters ( G and V) and that of the microhardness (Hv) on the microstructure and solidification parameters were investigated. The resistivity ( ?) measurements of the studied alloy were performed using the standard four-point-probe method, and the temperature coefficient of resistivity ( ?) was calculated from the ?- T curve. The enthalpy (? H) and the specific heat ( C p ) values were determined by differential scanning calorimetry analysis. In addition, the thermal conductivities of samples, obtained using the Wiedemann-Franz and Smith-Palmer equations, were compared with the experimental results. The results revealed that, the thermal conductivity values obtained using the Wiedemann-Franz and Smith-Palmer equations for the Bi-2.0Zn-0.2Al (wt%) alloy are in the range of 5.2-6.5 W/Km and 15.2-16.4 W/Km, respectively.

?ahin, M.; Çad?rl?, E.

2014-10-01

349

Simulation of Grain Growth in a Near-Eutectic Solder Alloy  

SciTech Connect

Microstructural evolution due to aging of solder alloys determines their long-term reliability as electrical, mechanical and thermal interconnects in electronics packages. The ability to accurately determine the reliability of existing electronic components as well as to predict the performance of proposed designs depends upon the development of reliable material models. A kinetic Monte Carlo simulation was used to simulate microstructural evolution in solder-class materials. The grain growth model simulated many of the microstructural features observed experimentally in 63Sn-37Pb, a popular near-eutectic solder alloy. The model was validated by comparing simulation results to new experimental data on coarsening of Sn-Pb solder. The computational and experimental grain growth exponent for two-phase solder was found to be much lower than that for normal, single phase grain growth. The grain size distributions of solders obtained from simulations were narrower than that of normal grain growth. It was found that the phase composition of solder is important in determining grain growth behavior.

TIKARE,VEENA; VIANCO,PAUL T.

1999-12-16

350

Choline chloride-thiourea, a deep eutectic solvent for the production of chitin nanofibers.  

PubMed

Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) consisting of the mixtures of choline halide (chloride/bromide)-urea and choline chloride-thiourea were used as solvents to prepare ?-chitin nanofibers (CNFs). CNFs of diameter 20-30 nm could be obtained using the DESs comprising of the mixture of choline chloride and thiourea (CCT 1:2); however, NFs could not be obtained using the DESs having urea (CCU 1:2) as hydrogen bond donor. The physicochemical properties of thus obtained NFs were compared with those obtained using a couple of imidazolium based ionic liquids namely, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulphate [(Bmim)HSO4] and 1-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulphate [(Hmim)HSO4] as well as choline based bio-ILs namely, choline hydrogen sulphate [(Chol)HSO4] and choline acrylate. The CNFs obtained using the DES as a solvent were used to prepare calcium alginate bio-nanocomposite gel beads having enhanced elasticity in comparison to Ca-alginate beads. The bio-nanocomposite gel beads thus obtained were used to study slow release of 5-fluorouracil, an anticancer drug. PMID:24528755

Mukesh, Chandrakant; Mondal, Dibyendu; Sharma, Mukesh; Prasad, Kamalesh

2014-03-15

351

Modified Welding Technique of a Hypo-Eutectic Al-Cu Alloy for Higher Mechanical Properties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

GTAW process is used for welding of pressure vessels made of hypo-eutectic Al-Cu alloy AA2219 containing 6.3% Cu. As welded Yield strength of the alloy was found to be in the range of 140-150 MPa, using conventional single pass GTAW technique on both AC and DCSP modes. Interestingly, it was also found that weld-strength decreased with increase in thickness of the weld coupons. Welding metallurgy of AA2219 Al alloy was critically reviewed and factors responsible for lower properties were identified. Multipass GTAW on DCSP mode was postulated to improve the weld strength of this alloy. A systematic experimentation using 12 mm thick plates was carried out and YS of 200 MPa has been achieved in the as welded condition. Thorough characterization including optical and electron microscopy was conducted to validate the metallurgical phenomena attributable to improvement in weld strength. This paper presents the conceptual understanding of welding metallurgy of AA2219 alloy and validation by experiments, which could lead to better weld properties using multipass GTAW on DCSP mode.

Ghosh, B. R.; Gupta, R. K.; Biju, S.; Sinha, P. P.

352

Thermally conductive of nanofluid from surfactant doped polyaniline nanoparticle and deep eutectic ionic liquid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nanofluid is a colloidal suspension of nano-size particles in a fluid. Spherical shape dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid doped polyaniline (DBSA-PANI) nanoparticles were synthesized via reverse micellar polymerization in isooctane with average size of 50 nm- 60 nm. The aim of study is to explore the possibility of using deep eutectic ionic liquid (DES) as a new base fluid in heat transfer application. DES was prepared by heating up choline chloride and urea with stirring. DES based nanofluids containing DBSA-PANI nanoparticles were prepared using two-step method. Thermal conductivity of nanofluids was measured using KD2 Pro Thermal Properties Analyzer. When incorporated with DBSA-PANI nanoparticles, DES with water was found to exhibit a bigger increase in thermal conductivity compared to that of the pure DES. The thermal conductivity of DES with water was increased by 4.67% when incorporated with 0.2 wt% of DBSA-PANI nanoparticles at 50°C. The enhancement in thermal conductivity of DES based nanofluids is possibly related to Brownian motion of nanoparticles as well as micro-convection of base fluids and also interaction between dopants and DES ions.

Siong, Chew Tze; Daik, Rusli; Hamid, Muhammad Azmi Abdul

2014-09-01

353

Nanoscale characterization of HT-9 exposed to lead bismuth eutectic at 550 °C for 3000 h  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fast reactors and targets in spallation neutron sources may use lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) as a coolant. Its physical and chemical properties and irradiation properties make it a safe and high performance coolant in radiation environments. However, LBE is a corrosive medium for most steels. In the present study, the atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, conductive atomic force microscopy, surface potential microscopy, and scanning electron analysis with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were performed to get a better understanding of the corrosion and oxidation mechanism of the HT-9 stainless steel in an LBE environment. What was believed in the past to be simply a double oxide layer structure was revealed here to be more complicated. It is found that the inner most oxide layer maintains the grain structure of what used to be the bulk steel material while the outer oxide layer possessed a columnar structure. The EDS line scans and the conductive and magnetic properties measured using the scanning probe techniques give us the local properties of the formed oxide layers. This leads to a more detailed view of the oxide layers formed on HT-9 in LBE.

Hosemann, P.; Hawley, M. E.; Koury, D.; Welch, J.; Johnson, A. L.; Mori, G.; Li, N.; Maloy, S. A.

2008-11-01

354

Salt Lake City, Utah  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 2002 Winter Olympics are hosted by Salt Lake City at several venues within the city, in nearby cities, and within the adjacent Wasatch Mountains. This simulated natural color image presents a late spring view of north central Utah that includes all of the Olympic sites. The image extends from Ogden in the north, to Provo in the south; and includes the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains and the eastern part of the Great Salt Lake.

This image was acquired on May 28, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image Earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18,1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is the U.S. Science team leader; Bjorn Eng of JPL is the project manager. ASTER is the only high resolution imaging sensor on Terra. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, a long-term research and technology program designed to examine Earth's land, oceans, atmosphere, ice and life as a total integrated system.

The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping, and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

Size: 63.5 x 123.3 km (38.1 x 74 miles) Location: 40.7 deg. North lat., 111.9 deg. West long. Orientation: North at top Image Data: ASTER bands 1,2, and 3. Original Data Resolution: 15 m Date Acquired: May 28, 2000

2001-01-01

355

Recent advances in the molten salt destruction of energetic materials  

SciTech Connect

We have demonstrated the use of the Molten Salt Destruction (MSD) Process for destroying explosives, liquid gun propellant, and explosives-contaminated materials on a 1.5 kg of explosive/hr bench- scale unit (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). In our recently constructed 5 kg/hr pilot- scale unit we have also demonstrated the destruction of a liquid gun propellant and simulated wastes containing HMX (octogen). MSD converts the organic constituents of the waste into non-hazardous substances such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water. Any inorganic constituents of the waste, such as metallic particles, are retained in the molten salt. The destruction of energetic materials waste is accomplished by introducing it, together with air, into a vessel containing molten salt (a eutectic mixture of sodium, potassium, and lithium carbonates). The following pure explosives have been destroyed in our bench-scale experimental unit located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory`s (LLNL) High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF): ammonium picrate, HMX, K- 6 (keto-RDX), NQ, NTO, PETN, RDX, TATB, and TNT. In addition, the following compositions were also destroyed: Comp B, LX- IO, LX- 1 6, LX- 17, PBX-9404, and XM46 (liquid gun propellant). In this 1.5 kg/hr bench-scale unit, the fractions of carbon converted to CO and of chemically bound nitrogen converted to NO{sub x} were found to be well below 1%. In addition to destroying explosive powders and compositions we have also destroyed materials that are typical of residues which result from explosives operations. These include shavings from machined pressed parts of plastic-bonded explosives and sump waste containing both explosives and non-explosive debris. Based on the process data obtained on the bench-scale unit we designed and constructed a next-generation 5 kg/hr pilot-scale unit, incorporating LLNL`s advanced chimney design. The pilot unit has completed process implementation operations and explosives safety reviews. To date, in this pilot unit we have successfully destroyed liquid gun propellant and dimethylsulfoxide containing HMX in continuous, long-duration runs.

Pruneda, C. O., LLNL

1996-09-01

356

Synthesis of Quaternary Heterocyclic Salts  

PubMed Central

The microwave synthesis of twenty quaternary ammonium salts is described. The syntheses feature comparable yields to conventional synthetic methods reported in the current literature with reduced reaction times and the absence of solvent or minimal solvent. PMID:24256924

Winstead, Angela J.; Nyambura, Grace; Matthews, Rachael; Toney, Deveine; Oyaghire, Stanley

2014-01-01

357

A solar-thermal energy harvesting scheme: enhanced heat capacity of molten HITEC salt mixed with Sn/SiO(x) core-shell nanoparticles.  

PubMed

We demonstrated enhanced solar-thermal storage by releasing the latent heat of Sn/SiO(x) core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) embedded in a eutectic salt. The microstructures and chemical compositions of Sn/SiO(x) core-shell NPs were characterized. In situ heating XRD provides dynamic crystalline information about the Sn/SiO(x) core-shell NPs during cyclic heating processes. The latent heat of ?29 J g(-1) for Sn/SiO(x) core-shell NPs was measured, and 30% enhanced heat capacity was achieved from 1.57 to 2.03 J g(-1) K(-1) for the HITEC solar salt without and with, respectively, a mixture of 5% Sn/SiO(x) core-shell NPs. In addition, an endurance cycle test was performed to prove a stable operation in practical applications. The approach provides a method to enhance energy storage in solar-thermal power plants. PMID:24675904

Lai, Chih-Chung; Chang, Wen-Chih; Hu, Wen-Liang; Wang, Zhiming M; Lu, Ming-Chang; Chueh, Yu-Lun

2014-05-01

358

Removal of nanoaerosol during the bubbling of the salt melt of beryllium and lithium fluorides for the preparation of reactor radioisotopes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The parameters of aerosol particles formed in the course of the spontaneous thermal condensation of vapors and bubbling a 66LiF-34BeF2 (mol %) eutectic salt mixture with helium have been studied. For this purpose, a vertical bubbling mode at T ? 900 K and an ampule device for obtaining reactor radioisotopes for medical applications were used. The rate of the bulk removal and the chemical composition of aerosols were measured. The size distribution of the aerosol particles was bimodal, and the mass concentration of the particles exceeded by far the maximum permissible concentration (MPC). The characteristics of regenerated nickel multilayer nanofilters for ultrahigh filtration of aerosols from the salt liquid melt were analyzed.

Zagnit'ko, A. V.; Chuvilin, D. Yu.

2010-06-01

359

Recycling of aluminum salt cake  

SciTech Connect

The secondary aluminum industry generates more than 110 {times} 10{sup 3} tons of salt-cake waste every year. This waste stream contains about 3--5% aluminum, 15--30% aluminum oxide, 30--40% sodium chloride, and 20--30% potassium chloride. As much as 50% of the content of this waste is combined salt (sodium and potassium chlorides). Salt-cake waste is currently disposed of in conventional landfills. In addition, over 50 {times} 10{sup 3} tons of black dross that is not economical to reprocess a rotary furnace for aluminum recovery ends up in landfills. The composition of the dross is similar to that of salt cake, except that it contains higher concentrations of aluminum (up to 20%) and correspondingly lower amounts of salts. Because of the high solubility of the salts in water, these residues, when put in landfills, represent a potential source of pollution to surface-water and groundwater supplies. The increasing number of environmental regulations on the generation and disposal of industrial wastes are likely to restrict the disposal of these salt-containing wastes in conventional landfills. Processes exist that employ the dissolution and recovery of the salts from the waste stream. These wet-processing methods are economical only when the aluminum concentration in that waste exceeds about 10%. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) conducted a study in which existing technologies were reviewed and new concepts that are potentially more cost-effective than existing processes were developed and evaluated. These include freeze crystallization, solvent/antisolvent extraction, common-ion effect, high-pressure/high-temperature process, and capillary-effect systems. This paper presents some of the technical and economic results of the aforementioned ANL study.

Jody, B.J.; Daniels, E.J.; Bonsignore, P.V.; Karvelas, D.E.

1991-12-01

360

The Fracture Characteristics of a Near Eutectic Al-Si Based Alloy Under Compression  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fracture of eutectic Si particles dictates the fracture characteristics of Al-Si based cast alloys. The morphology of these particles is found to play an important role in fracture initiation. In the current study, the effects of strain rate, temperature, strain, and heat treatment on Si particle fracture under compression were investigated. Strain rates ranging from 3 × 10-4/s to 102/s and three temperatures RT, 373 K, and 473 K (100 °C and 200 °C) are considered in this study. It is found that the Si particle fracture shows a small increase with increase in strain rate and decreases with increase in temperature at 10 pct strain. The flow stress at 10 pct strain exhibits the trend similar to particle fracture with strain rate and temperature. Particle fracture also increases with increase in strain. Large and elongated particles show a greater tendency for cracking. Most fracture occurs on particles oriented nearly perpendicular to the loading axis, and the cracks are found to occur almost parallel to the loading axis. At any strain rate, temperature, and strain, the Si particle fracture is greater for the heat-treated condition than for the non-heat-treated condition because of higher flow stress in the heat-treated condition. In addition to Si particle fracture, elongated Fe-rich intermetallic particles are also seen to fracture. These particles have specific crystallographic orientations and fracture along their major axis with the cleavage planes for their fracture being (100). Fracture of these particles might also play a role in the overall fracture behavior of this alloy since these particles cleave along their major axis leading to cracks longer than 200 ?m.

Joseph, Sudha; Tewari, Asim; Kumar, S.

2013-05-01

361

Characterization of oxide layers grown on D9 austenitic stainless steel in lead bismuth eutectic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lead bismuth eutectic (LBE) is a possible coolant for fast reactors and targets in spallation neutron sources. Its low melting point, high evaporation point, good thermal conductivity, low reactivity, and good neutron yield make it a safe and high performance coolant in radiation environments. The disadvantage is that it is a corrosive medium for most steels and container materials. This study was performed to evaluate the corrosion behavior of the austenitic stainless steel D9 in oxygen controlled LBE. In order to predict the corrosion behavior of steel in this environment detailed analyses have to be performed on the oxide layers formed on these materials and various other relevant materials upon exposure to LBE. In this study the corrosion/oxidation of D9 stainless steel in LBE was investigated in great detail. The oxide layers formed were characterized using atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, nanoindentation, and scanning electron microscopy with wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) to understand the corrosion and oxidation mechanisms of D9 stainless steel in contact with the LBE. What was previously believed to be a simple double oxide layer was identified here to consist of at least 4 different oxide layers. It was found that the inner most oxide layer takes over the grain structure of what used to be the bulk steel material while the outer oxide layer consists of freshly grown oxides with a columnar structure. These results lead to a descriptive model of how these oxide layers grow on this steel under the harsh environments encountered in these applications.

Hosemann, P.; Hawley, M.; Koury, D.; Swadener, J. G.; Welch, J.; Johnson, A. L.; Mori, G.; Li, N.

2008-04-01

362

BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid Program  

E-print Network

BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid Program 2014 A financial aid program of the Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education BYU Salt Lake Center 345 West North Temple Street 3 Triad Center Salt Lake City, UT 84180 Fax: (801) 933­9456 Email: slc@byu.edu #12;BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid

Hart, Gus

363

BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid Program  

E-print Network

BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid Program 2012 A financial aid program of the Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education BYU Salt Lake Center 345 West North Temple Street 3 Triad Center Salt Lake City, UT 84180 Fax: (801) 933­9456 Email: slc@byu.edu #12;BYU Salt Lake Center Financial Aid

Hart, Gus

364

Molten Salt Fuel Version of Laser Inertial Fusion Fission Energy (LIFE)  

SciTech Connect

Molten salt with dissolved uranium is being considered for the Laser Inertial Confinement Fusion Fission Energy (LIFE) fission blanket as a backup in case a solid-fuel version cannot meet the performance objectives, for example because of radiation damage of the solid materials. Molten salt is not damaged by radiation and therefore could likely achieve the desired high burnup (>99%) of heavy atoms of {sup 238}U. A perceived disadvantage is the possibility that the circulating molten salt could lend itself to misuse (proliferation) by making separation of fissile material easier than for the solid-fuel case. The molten salt composition being considered is the eutectic mixture of 73 mol% LiF and 27 mol% UF{sub 4}, whose melting point is 490 C. The use of {sup 232}Th as a fuel is also being studied. ({sup 232}Th does not produce Pu under neutron irradiation.) The temperature of the molten salt would be {approx}550 C at the inlet (60 C above the solidus temperature) and {approx}650 C at the outlet. Mixtures of U and Th are being considered. To minimize corrosion of structural materials, the molten salt would also contain a small amount ({approx}1 mol%) of UF{sub 3}. The same beryllium neutron multiplier could be used as in the solid fuel case; alternatively, a liquid lithium or liquid lead multiplier could be used. Insuring that the solubility of Pu{sup 3+} in the melt is not exceeded is a design criterion. To mitigate corrosion of the steel, a refractory coating such as tungsten similar to the first wall facing the fusion source is suggested in the high-neutron-flux regions; and in low-neutron-flux regions, including the piping and heat exchangers, a nickel alloy, Hastelloy, would be used. These material choices parallel those made for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment (MSRE) at ORNL. The nuclear performance is better than the solid fuel case. At the beginning of life, the tritium breeding ratio is unity and the plutonium plus {sup 233}U production rate is {approx}0.6 atoms per 14.1 MeV neutron.

Moir, R W; Shaw, H F; Caro, A; Kaufman, L; Latkowski, J F; Powers, J; Turchi, P A

2008-10-24

365

NAME: Salt Creek Estuary Restoration LOCATION: Salt Creek Watershed, Clallam County, Washington  

E-print Network

NAME: Salt Creek Estuary Restoration LOCATION: Salt Creek Watershed, Clallam County, Washington Federal funds $0 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Salt Creek Estuary Reconnection project will significantly enhance tidal and fluvial hydrology to 22.5 acres of salt marsh, which will return the salt marsh to its

US Army Corps of Engineers

366

Effect of eutectic lithium sulfate-sodium sulfate flux on the synthesis of lead magnesium niobate  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of the amount of sulfate flux (Li2SO4-Na2SO4) on the phase stability and dielectric properties of lead magnesium niobate ceramics prepared by molten salt synthesis, has been studied as a function of calcining and sintering temperatures. The percentage of perovskite phase tended to increase with increasing the amount of flux and calcination temperature. When powders containing the same amount

K. H. Yoon; Y. S. Cho; D. H. Kang; K. Uchino; K. Y. Oh

1994-01-01

367

Use of formulations based on choline chloride-malonic acid deep eutectic solvent for back end of line cleaning in integrated circuit fabrication  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Interconnection layers fabricated during back end of line processing in semiconductor manufacturing involve dry etching of a low-k material and deposition of copper and metal barriers to create copper/dielectric stacks. After plasma etching steps used to form the trenches and vias in the dielectric, post etch residues (PER) that consist of organic polymer, metal oxides and fluorides, form on top of copper and low-k dielectric sidewalls. Currently, most semiconductor companies use semi aqueous fluoride (SAF) based formulations containing organic solvent(s) for PER removal. Unfortunately, these formulations adversely impact the environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements of the semiconductor industry. Environmentally friendly "green" formulations, free of organic solvents, are preferred as alternatives to remove PER. In this work, a novel low temperature molten salt system, referred as deep eutectic solvent (DES) has been explored as a back end of line cleaning (BEOL) formulation. Specifically, the DES system comprised of two benign chemicals, malonic acid (MA) and choline chloride (CC), is a liquid at room temperature. In certain cases, the formulation was modified by the addition of glacial acetic acid (HAc). Using these formulations, selective removal of three types of PER generated by timed CF4/O2 etching of DUV PR films on Cu was achieved. Type I PER was mostly organic in character (fluorocarbon polymer type) and had a measured thickness of 160 nm. Type II PER was much thinner (25 nm) and consisted of a mixture of organic and inorganic compounds (copper fluorides). Further etching generated 17 nm thick Type III PER composed of copper fluorides and oxides. Experiments were also conducted on patterned structures. Cleaning was performed by immersing samples in a temperature controlled (30 or 40° C) double jacketed vessel for a time between 1 and 5 minutes. Effectiveness of cleaning was characterized using SEM, XPS and single frequency impedance measurements. Type II and III residues, which contained copper compounds were removed in CC/MA DES within five minutes through dissolution and subsequent complexation of copper by malonic acid. Removal of Type I PER required the addition of glacial acetic acid to the DES formulation. Single frequency impedance measurement appears to be a good in situ method to follow the removal of the residues. High water solubility of the components of the system in conjunction with their environmental friendly nature, make the DES an attractive alternative to SAF.

Taubert, Jenny

368

Destruction of chlorobenzene and carbon tetrachloride in a two-stage molten salt oxidation reactor system.  

PubMed

Molten salt oxidation (MSO) is one of the promising alternative destruction technologies for chlorinated organics, because it is capable of trapping chlorine during organic destruction. This study investigated the characteristics of a two-stage MSO reactor system for the destruction of CCl(4) and C(6)H(5)Cl. Investigated parameters were the MSO reactor temperature (from 1023 K to 1223 K) and the excess oxidizing air feed rate (50% and 100%). The destruction of chlorinated solvents is substantial in the Li(2)CO(3)-Na(2)CO(3) eutectic molten salt, irrespective of the tested condition. However, further oxidation of CO, which is found to be the major destruction product, is not substantial due to the limited temperature and gas residence time in the MSO reactor. Increases in the reactor temperature as well as those in the oxidizing air feed rate consistently lead to decreased emissions of carbon monoxide. No significant influence of the MSO reactor operating condition on the chlorine capturing efficiency was found. Over 99.95% and 99.997% of the chlorine was captured in the hot MSO reactors during the C(6)H(5)Cl and CCl(4) destructions, respectively. This result suggests a relatively low potential of the MSO system in the recombination of chlorinated organics, when compared to a conventional incineration system. PMID:18501405

Yang, Hee-Chul; Cho, Yong-Jun; Eun, Hee-Chul; Kim, Eung-Ho

2008-08-01

369

Crystallographic Texture and Orientation Variants in Al2O3-Y3Al5O12 Directionally Solidified Eutectic Crystals  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Eutectic rods of Al2O3 and Y3Al5O12 were grown by a laser-heated float zone method, and their microstructure and crystallographic texture were studied by scanning electron microscopy, electron backscattered diffraction and x-ray diffraction. The composites were found to be highly textured with two twin-related crystallographic orientation relationships between the phases. Electron backscattered diffraction was employed to determine the spatial distribution of the orientational variants within the samples and to define the crystallographic orientation of various microstructural features.

Frazer, Colleen S.; Dickey, Elizabeth C.; Sayir, Ali; Farmer, Serene (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

370

Nucleants of Eutectic Silicon in Al-Si Hypoeutectic Alloys: ?-(Al, Fe, Si) or AlP Phase  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A thermodynamic description of the Al-Si-P-Fe quaternary system focused on Al-(Si)-rich alloys is developed. The solidification sequence in typical Al-7Si cast alloys is derived using thermodynamic calculations of the phase diagrams and solidification simulation under Scheil and constrained Scheil conditions. The previously claimed nucleation of eutectic silicon by ?-(Al,Fe,Si) particles is not possible because under all conditions, ?-(Al,Fe,Si) precipitates after (Si) in pertinent alloys. Variation of P in the ppm range is crucial because it changes the solidification sequence of AlP and (Si).

Liang, Song-Mao; Schmid-Fetzer, Rainer

2014-11-01

371

Carburization and heat treatment to cause carbide precipitation in gamma/gamma prime-delta eutectic alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In an attempt to improve their longitudinal shear strength, several directionally solidified eutectic alloy compositions with minor element modifications were pact, carburized, and heat treated to provide selective carbide precipitation at the cell and grain boundaries. The directionally solidified Ni-17.8 Nb-6Cr-2.5Al-3Ta (weight percent) alloy was selected for the shear strength evaluation because it showed the shallowest delta-denuded zone at the carburized surface. The carburization-carbide precipitation treatment, however, did not appear to improve the longitudinal shear strength of the alloy.

Tewari, S. N.; Dreshfield, R. L.

1977-01-01

372

Thermocouple observations of melting and freezing plateaus for metal-carbon eutectics between the copper and palladium points  

Microsoft Academic Search

Melting and freezing plateaus were observed with type-R thermocouples for the metal-carbon eutectics Pd-C, Ni-C, and Fe-C. For Pd-C, no apparent difference between the melting and freezing temperatures was observed at a heating\\/cooling rate of 3 °C\\/min. For Ni-C, the difference was 0.4 °C, and for Fe-C, 1.6 °C. The freezing temperature for Fe-C showed dependence on cooling rate, and

Y. Yamada; F. Sakuma; A. Ono

2000-01-01

373

An internal variable approach to grain size effect on superplasticity of a Pb-Sn eutectic alloy  

SciTech Connect

In the present study, to evaluate the effect of grain size on the superplastic deformation behavior of Pb-Sn eutectic alloy--especially on the optimum strain rate for superplastic forming, a series of load relaxation tests have been conducted at room temperature after obtaining various grain sizes through a thermomechanical process. The flow curves obtained from the load relaxation test results have consequently been analyzed based on the internal variable theory of structural superplasticity. Tensile tests were performed to verify the results of analysis.

Ha, T.K. [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Materials Processing Center] [Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, MA (United States). Materials Processing Center; Chang, Y.W. [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials] [Pohang Univ. of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of). Center for Advanced Aerospace Materials

1999-06-04

374

Microstructure-properties correlation of pressure die cast eutectic aluminum-silicon alloys for escalator steps (Part I)  

SciTech Connect

This paper is a study of the roles of strontium as a modifier and titanium as a refiner of the Al-12%Si commercial alloy for escalator steps processed by a hot-chamber pressure-die casting method. Specifically, two objectives were pursued. First, the detection of the level at which the modifier and the refiner become effective in altering the relevant microstructural parameters, namely, the volume fraction, grain size and shape of proeutectic phases. Second, investigation of the morphology of the eutectic matrix.

Asensio-Lozano, J. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, The School of Mines, University of Oviedo, 13 Independence St., Oviedo, E-33004 Asturias (Spain)]. E-mail: jasensio@etsimo.uniovi.es; Suarez-Pena, B. [Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Technical School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oviedo, Viesques University Campus, Carretera de Castiello de Bernueces, s/n, Gijon, E-33203 Asturias (Spain)

2006-04-15

375

Effects of an applied magnetic field on directional solidification of off-eutectic Bi-Mn alloys  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Off-eutectic compositions of Bi-Mn were directionally solidified in applied transverse magnetic fields up to 3 kG to determine the effects on thermal and solutal convection. For Bi-rich compositions, the magnetic field appeared to increase mixing as determined from thermal, morphological, chemical and magnetic analyses. For Mn-rich compositions morphological and chemical analyses suggest some reduction in mixing due to application of the magnetic field. Conductivity gradients in the melt are suggested as a possible mechanism for the observed results.

Decarlo, J. L.; Pirich, R. G.

1987-01-01

376

Resistance of a directionally solidified gamma/gamma prime-delta eutectic alloy to recrystallization. [Ni-base alloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A lamellar nickel-base directionally-solidified eutectic gamma/gamma prime-delta alloy has potential as an advanced gas turbine blade material. The microstructural stability of this alloy was investigated. Specimens were plastically deformed by uniform compression or Brinell indentation, then annealed between 750 and 1120 C. Microstructural changes observed after annealing included gamma prime coarsening, pinch-off and spheroidization of delta lamellae, and appearance of an unidentified blocky phase in surface layers. All but the first of these was localized in severely deformed regions, suggesting that microstructural instability may not be a serious problem in the use of this alloy.

Tewari, S. N.; Scheuermann, C. M.; Andrews, C. W.

1976-01-01

377

Nucleants of Eutectic Silicon in Al-Si Hypoeutectic Alloys: ?-(Al, Fe, Si) or AlP Phase  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A thermodynamic description of the Al-Si-P-Fe quaternary system focused on Al-(Si)-rich alloys is developed. The solidification sequence in typical Al-7Si cast alloys is derived using thermodynamic calculations of the phase diagrams and solidification simulation under Scheil and constrained Scheil conditions. The previously claimed nucleation of eutectic silicon by ?-(Al,Fe,Si) particles is not possible because under all conditions, ?-(Al,Fe,Si) precipitates after (Si) in pertinent alloys. Variation of P in the ppm range is crucial because it changes the solidification sequence of AlP and (Si).

Liang, Song-Mao; Schmid-Fetzer, Rainer

2014-09-01

378

Study of iron structure stability in high temperature molten lead-bismuth eutectic with oxygen injection using molecular dynamics simulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Corrosion of structural materials in high temperature molten lead-bismuth eutectic is a major problem for design of PbBi cooled reactor. One technique to inhibit corrosion process is to inject oxygen into coolant. In this paper we study and focus on a way of inhibiting the corrosion of iron using molecular dynamics method. For the simulation results we concluded that effective corrosion inhibition of iron may be achieved by injection 0.0532 wt% to 0.1156 wt% oxygen into liquid lead-bismuth. At this oxygen concentration the structure of iron material will be maintained at about 70% in bcc crystal structure during interaction with liquid metal.

Arkundato, Artoto; Su'ud, Zaki; Sudarko, Shafii, Mohammad Ali; Celino, Massimo

2014-09-01

379

Antioxidative defense under salt stress.  

PubMed

Salt tolerance is a complex trait involving the coordinated action of many gene families that perform a variety of functions such as control of water loss through stomata, ion sequestration, metabolic adjustment, osmotic adjustment and antioxidative defense. In spite of the large number of publications on the role of antioxidative defense under salt stress, the relative importance of this process to overall plant salt tolerance is still a matter of controversy. In this article, the generation and scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) under normal and salt stress conditions in relation to the type of photosynthesis is discussed. The CO(2) concentrating mechanism in C4 and CAM plants is expected to contribute to decreasing ROS generation. However, the available data supports this hypothesis in CAM but not in C4 plants. We discuss the specific roles of enzymatic and non enzymatic antioxidants in relation to the oxidative load in the context of whole plant salt tolerance. The possible preventive antioxidative mechanisms are also discussed. PMID:20118663

Abogadallah, Gaber M

2010-04-01

380

[Arterial hypertension and salt intake].  

PubMed

More than 25% of adult population worldwide and according to the EHUH study 37% of the adult population of Croatia have hypertension. In the last decades, a dramatic increase has been recorded in the prevalence of hypertension, and it is predicted that this trend will lead to an even higher prevalence in the near future. This could primarily be explained by strong influence of environmental factors. Many epidemiological and interventional studies have proved that high salt intake is one of the most important risk factors. High salt intake increases total peripheral vascular resistance, induces oxidative stress and inflammation, thus accelerating the atherosclerotic process. Independently of the effects on blood pressure, salt intake promotes left ventricular hypertrophy and microalbuminuria and increases the risk of stroke. Interventional studies have shown that salt intake reduction is associated with lower blood pressure and lower cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Reducing salt intake in daily meals should be the main measure in primary prevention of cardiovascular and renal diseases, and it should be repeatedly emphasized not only to hypertensive patients, but also to the population at large. PMID:20649075

Jelakovi?, Bojan; Vukovi?, Ivana; Reiner, Zeljko

2010-05-01

381

Fracture and Healing of Rock Salt Related to Salt Caverns  

SciTech Connect

In recent years, serious investigations of potential extension of the useful life of older caverns or of the use of abandoned caverns for waste disposal have been of interest to the technical community. All of the potential applications depend upon understanding the reamer in which older caverns and sealing systems can fail. Such an understanding will require a more detailed knowledge of the fracture of salt than has been necessary to date. Fortunately, the knowledge of the fracture and healing of salt has made significant advances in the last decade, and is in a position to yield meaningful insights to older cavern behavior. In particular, micromechanical mechanisms of fracture and the concept of a fracture mechanism map have been essential guides, as has the utilization of continuum damage mechanics. The Multimechanism Deformation Coupled Fracture (MDCF) model, which is summarized extensively in this work was developed specifically to treat both the creep and fracture of salt, and was later extended to incorporate the fracture healing process known to occur in rock salt. Fracture in salt is based on the formation and evolution of microfractures, which may take the form of wing tip cracks, either in the body or the boundary of the grain. This type of crack deforms under shear to produce a strain, and furthermore, the opening of the wing cracks produce volume strain or dilatancy. In the presence of a confining pressure, microcrack formation may be suppressed, as is often the case for triaxial compression tests or natural underground stress situations. However, if the confining pressure is insufficient to suppress fracture, then the fractures will evolve with time to give the characteristic tertiary creep response. Two first order kinetics processes, closure of cracks and healing of cracks, control the healing process. Significantly, volume strain produced by microfractures may lead to changes in the permeability of the salt, which can become a major concern in cavern sealing and operation. The MDCF model is used in three simulations of field experiments in which indirect measures were obtained of the generation of damage. The results of the simulations help to verify the model and suggest that the model captures the correct fracture behavior of rock salt. The model is used in this work to estimate the generation and location of damage around a cylindrical storage cavern. The results are interesting because stress conditions around the cylindrical cavern do not lead to large amounts of damage. Moreover, the damage is such that general failure can not readily occur, nor does the extent of the damage suggest possible increased permeation when the surrounding salt is impermeable.

Chan, K.S.; Fossum, A.F.; Munson, D.E.

1999-03-01

382

Influence of thermoelectric effects on the morphology of Al-Si eutectic during directional solidification under an axial strong magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because of thermoelectric (TE) effects, a local electric current density appears at an interphase interface during directional solidification of a binary metallic eutectic alloy. Thus, when a magnetic field is applied, a Lorentz force is created. As a result, a thermoelectric magnetic convection (TEMC) in the liquid near the liquid/solid interface will develop. At the same time, a thermoelectric magnetic force (TEMF) will produce on eutectic phases. In this work, first of all, the TEMC and the TEMF during directional solidification of Al-Si eutectic are numerically simulated. The results show that when an applied magnetic field is below 10 T, the values of the TEMC and the TEMF increase as the magnetic field increases. Under a 10 T magnetic field, the values of the TEMC and the TEMF are of the order of 10-6 m/s and 106 N/m3, respectively. Then, Al-Si alloys are solidified directionally under an axial strong magnetic field and the effect of the magnetic field on the morphology of Al-Si alloys is investigated. The experimental results reveal that the application of the magnetic field has changed the morphology of Al-Si alloys significantly. Indeed, the magnetic field has destroyed the coupled growth of Al-Si eutectic and induced the CET of the primary Si dendrite. This is attributed to the TEMC in the liquid and the TEMF acting on eutectic phases. Above experimental results imply that thermoelectric effects play an important role to affect the growth of Al-Si eutectic during directional solidification under the strong magnetic field. Present work may initiate a new method to modify the microstructure of Al-Si alloys via an application of the magnetic field during directional solidification.

Li, Xi; Gagnoud, Annie; Fautrelle, Yves; Ren, Zhongming; Moreau, Rene

2013-03-01

383

Thermodynamic assessment of solubility and activity of iron, chromium, and nickel in lead bismuth eutectic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) is a heavy liquid alloy used as a coolant for the Lead-Cooled Fast Reactors and spallation target for Accelerator Driven Systems. LBE is also considered in sodium fast reactor designs as coolant in secondary circuit to avoid any occurrence of the reaction between sodium and water in steam generators. Even if this coolant presents many advantages due to its thermophysical properties, corrosion towards structural materials remains one of the major issues of LBE. Because corrosion in LBE is partly driven by dissolution processes, the solubility and chemical activity of the main elements of the alloy are the key parameters to model the related corrosion processes. Using the Calphad method and the Thermo-Calc software, a thermodynamic database was developed to assess the interaction between Cr-Ni-Fe alloys and LBE. The current thermodynamic data on the Cr-Fe-Ni + Bi-Pb quinary system was reviewed and the Bi-Cr and Cr-Pb binary phase diagrams were assessed. Fe, Cr and Ni solubilities (in at. fraction, T in K) at LBE composition were calculated: Fe solubility at LBE composition: log10 (SFe)=0.5719-4398.6T (399-1173 K) Cr solubility at LBE composition: log10 (SCr)=-0.2757-3056.1T (399-1173 K) Ni solubility at LBE composition: log10 (SNi)=2.8717-2932.9T (528-742 K) log10 (SNi)=0.2871-1006.3T (742-1173 K) Then, the thermodynamic assessment performed in this study was used to predict more accurately the Fe, Cr and Ni activities and solubilities in the case of four austenitic model alloys also studied in the framework of corrosion tests [1]. The calculated activities and solubilities provide thermodynamic data to better understand dissolution or precipitation phenomena observed during LBE corrosion processes.

Gossé, Stéphane

2014-06-01

384

COMPLEX EVOLUTION OF BILE SALTS IN BIRDS  

PubMed Central

Bile salts are the major end-metabolites of cholesterol and are important in lipid digestion and shaping of the gut microflora. There have been limited studies of bile-salt variation in birds. The purpose of our study was to determine bile-salt variation among birds and relate this variation to current avian phylogenies and hypotheses on the evolution of bile salt pathways. We determined the biliary bile-salt composition of 405 phylogenetically diverse bird species, including 7 paleognath species. Bile salt profiles were generally stable within bird families. Complex bile-salt profiles were more common in omnivores and herbivores than in carnivores. The structural variation of bile salts in birds is extensive and comparable to that seen in surveys of bile salts in reptiles and mammals. Birds produce many of the bile salts found throughout nonavian vertebrates and some previously uncharacterized bile salts. One difference between birds and other vertebrates is extensive hydroxylation of carbon-16 of bile salts in bird species. Comparison of our data set of bird bile salts with that of other vertebrates, especially reptiles, allowed us to infer evolutionary changes in the bile salt synthetic pathway. PMID:21113274

Hagey, Lee R.; Vidal, Nicolas; Hofmann, Alan F.; Krasowski, Matthew D.

2010-01-01

385

Separation behaviors of actinides from rare-earths in molten salt electrorefining using saturated liquid cadmium cathode  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Electrorefining in the molten LiCl-KCl eutectic salt containing actinide (An) and rare-earth (RE) elements was conducted to recover An elements up to 10 wt% into liquid cadmium (Cd) cathode, which is much higher than the solubility of the An elements in liquid Cd at the experimental temperature of 773 K. In the saturated Cd cathode, the An and RE elements were recovered forming a PuCd 11 type compound, MCd 11 (M = An and RE elements). The separation factors of element M against Pu defined as [M/Pu in Cd alloy (cathode)]/[M/Pu in molten salt] were calculated for the saturated Cd cathode including MCd 11. The separation factors were 0.011, 0.044, 0.064, and 0.064 for La, Ce, Pr, and Nd, respectively. These values were a little differed from 0.014, 0.038, 0.044, and 0.043 for the equilibrium unsaturated liquid Cd, respectively. The above slight differences were considered to be caused by the solid phase formation in the saturated Cd cathode and the electrochemical transfer of the An and RE elements in the molten salt.

Kato, Tetsuya; Inoue, Tadashi; Iwai, Takashi; Arai, Yasuo

2006-10-01

386

Prospects of new planar optical waveguides based on eutectic microcomposites of insulating crystals: The ZrO2(c)-CaZrO3 erbium doped system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new approach to produce structured optical materials is described. The method relies on the capability of growing eutectic crystals of wide optical band gap materials by directional solidification procedures. The laser float zone technique was used to produce ordered arrays of alternate lamellae with thickness of the order of microns of erbium doped CaZrO3 and calcia stabilized zirconia single crystals. The later, having a higher refractive index, exhibited planar waveguiding effects as it has been proved experimentally. The possibility of producing waveguides from eutectic crystals promises the fabrication of hundreds of planar waveguides integrated into a crystal grown at a speed of several tenths of cm/h.

Orera, V. M.; Peña, J. I.; Merino, R. I.; Lázaro, J. A.; Vallés, J. A.; Rebolledo, M. A.

1997-11-01

387

Deep Metastable Eutectic Nanometer-Scale Particles in the MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 System  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Laboratory vapor phase condensation experiments systematically yield amorphous, homogeneous, nanoparticles with unique deep metastable eutectic compositions. They formed during the nucleation stage in rapidly cooling vapor systems. These nanoparticles evidence the complexity of the nucleation stage. Similar complex behavior may occur during the nucleation stage in quenched-melt laboratory experiments. Because of the bulk size of the quenched system many of such deep metastable eutectic nanodomains will anneal and adjust to local equilibrium but some will persist metastably depending on the time-temperature regime and melt/glass transformation.

Reitmeijer, Frans J. M.; Nash, J. A., III

2011-01-01

388

The effect of porosity and gamma-gamma' eutectic content on the low cycle fatigue behavior of hydrogen-charged PWA-1480  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Single crystal superalloys such as PWA 1480 are considered for turbopump blades in the main engines of the space shuttle. As fatigue resistance in a hydrogen environment is a key issue in this application, a study of the effect of porosity and gamma-gamma' eutectic content on the fatigue life of a hydrogen-charged PWA 1480 was performed. Porosity and eutectic were linked to fatigue initiation, and therefore reduction of either of both may be one means to improve fatigue life of PWA 1480 when hydrogen is present.

Gayda, John; Dreshfield, Robert L.; Gabb, Timothy P.

1991-01-01

389

Effect of thermal cycling in a Mach 0.3 burner rig on properties and structure of directionally solidified gamma/gamma prime - delta eutectic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tensile and stress rupture properties at 1040 C of a thermally cycled gamma/gamma prime - delta eutectic were essentially equivalent to the as-grown properties. Tensile strength and rupture life at 760 C appeared to decrease slightly by thermal cycling. Thermal cycling resulted in gamma prime coarsening and Widmanstatten delta precipitation in the gamma phase. An unidentified precipitate, presumably gamma prime, was observed within the delta phase. The eutectic alloy exhibited a high rate of oxidation-erosion weight loss during thermal cycling in the Mach 0.3 burner rig.

Gray, H. R.; Sanders, W. A.

1975-01-01

390

Salting-in and salting-out of water-soluble polymers in aqueous salt solutions.  

PubMed

To obtain further experimental evidence for the mechanisms of the salting effect produced by the addition of salting-out or sating-in inducing electrolytes to aqueous solutions of water-soluble polymers, systematic studies on the vapor-liquid equilibria and liquid-liquid equilibria of aqueous solutions of several polymers are performed in the presence of a large series of electrolytes. Polymers are polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400), polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether 250 (PEGDME250), polyethylene glycol dimethyl ether 2000 (PEGDME2000), and polypropylene glycol 400 (PPG400), and the investigated electrolytes are KCl, NH(4)Cl, MgCl(2), (CH(3))(4)NCl, NaCl, NaNO(3), Na(2)CO(3), Na(2)SO(4), and Na(3)Cit (tri-sodium citrate). Aqueous solutions of PPG400 form aqueous two-phase systems with all the investigated salts; however, other investigated polymers form aqueous two-phase systems only with Na(2)CO(3), Na(2)SO(4), and Na(3)Cit. A relation was found between the salting-out or sating-in effects of electrolyte on the polymer aqueous solutions and the slopes of the constant water activity lines of ternary polymer-salt aqueous solutions, so that, in the case of the salting-out effect, the constant water activity lines had a concave slope, but in the case of the salting-in effects, the constant water activity lines had a convex slope. The effect of temperature, anion of electrolyte, cation of electrolyte, and type and molar mass of polymers were studied and the results interpreted in terms of the solute-water and solute-solute interactions. The salting-out effect results from the formation of ion (specially anion)-water hydration complexes, which, in turn, decreases hydration, and hence, the solubility of the polymer and the salting-in effect results from a direct binding of the cations to the ether oxygens of the polymers. PMID:22486327

Sadeghi, Rahmat; Jahani, Farahnaz

2012-05-01

391

Handling observation proposals for SALT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SALT uses the Principal Investigator Proposal Tool (PIPT) for generating, checking, submitting and editing proposals. The PIPT maps XML into Java classes with immediate error and consistency checking, and thus prevents non-feasible observation requests. Various tools allow the user to simulate SALT observations. These include standard source spectra (e.g. black body, power law, Kurucz model atmospheres), and allow users to add their own library spectra. The PIPT is complemented by the Web Manager for administering submitted proposals. It is discussed how the code of these tools can easily be extended for future instruments and used for other projects.

Hettlage, Christian; Buckley, David A. H.; Charles, Anne C.; Cordiner, Martin; Harbeck, Daniel R.; Husser, Tim-Oliver; Nordsieck, Kenneth H.; Percival, Jeffrey W.; Romero Colmenero, Encarni; Still, Martin D.

2010-07-01

392

Molten fluoride fuel salt chemistry  

SciTech Connect

The chemistry of molten fluorides is traced from their development as fuels in the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment with important factors in their selection being discussed. Key chemical characteristics such as solubility, redox behavior, and chemical activity are explained as they relate to the behavior of molten fluoride fuel systems. Development requirements for fitting the current state of the chemistry to modern nuclear fuel system are described. It is concluded that while much is known about molten fluoride behavior which can be used effectively to reduce the amount of development required for future systems, some significant molten salt chemical questions must still be addressed.

Toth, L.M.; Del Cul, G.D.; Dai, S.; Metcalf, D.H.

1995-02-01

393

Ionic liquids and deep eutectic mixtures as new solvents for the synthesis of vanadium fluorides and oxyfluorides.  

PubMed

An exploratory study of the synthesis of vanadium (oxy)fluorides (VOFs) using ionic liquids (ILs) and deep eutectic mixtures (DESs) as a solvent yielded 10 different materials. The previously reported chain type: (NH(4))(2)VF(5) (1), (NH(4))(2)VOF(4) (2), NH(4)VO(3) (3) and (H(2)NH(2)(CH(2))(2)NH(2))VF(5) (9) have been successfully produced for the first time using ILs as the reaction media. The monomeric (HNH(2)CH(3))(2)VOF(4)(H(2)O) (4), the dimer (HNH(2)CH(3))(4)V(2)O(2)F(8) (5) and the 1D chains (HNH(2)CH(3))(2)VF(5) (6), (H(2)O)(2)VF(3) (7), ?-(H(2)NH(2)(CH(2))(2)NH(2))VOF(4) (8) and ?-(H(2)NH(2)(CH(2))(2)NH(2))VOF(4) (10) are novel materials. Template control has also been achieved by the selective choice of ILs or the appropriate deep eutectic mixture, where the expected template is delivered to the reaction by the partial breakdown of the urea derivative portion of the DES. PMID:21409203

Aidoudi, Farida H; Byrne, Peter J; Allan, Pheobe K; Teat, Simon J; Lightfoot, Philip; Morris, Russell E

2011-04-28

394

A new technique for direct traceability of contact thermometry Co-C eutectic cells to the ITS-90  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The eutectic Co-C melting point is a promising system to serve as a thermometric fixed-point in the temperature range above 1084.62 °C (copper freezing point). During the last decade, LNE-Cnam has developed and characterized some fixed-point devices, based on eutectic Co-C alloy, for applications to contact and radiation thermometry. Above 962 °C, the ITS-90 is realized by radiation thermometry by the extrapolation from a Ag, Au or Cu fixed point using the Planck law for radiation. So the only way for assigning a temperature in the scale to a Co-C cell (˜1324 °C) is by radiation thermometry. An indirect method is commonly used to assign a temperature to a high-temperature fixed point (HTFP) cell designed for contact thermometry is to fill a pyrometric cell with the same mixture as the contact thermometry cell. In this case, the temperature assigned to the pyrometric cell is attributed to the contact cell. This paper describes a direct method allowing the determination of the melting temperature realized by a "contact thermometry" Co-C cell by comparison to a "radiation thermometry" Co-C cell whose melting temperature was assigned in accordance to the scale by extrapolation from the Cu point. In addition, the same Co-C cell is studied with a standard Pt/Pd thermocouple.

Failleau, G.; Deuzé, T.; Bourson, F.; Briaudeau, S.; Sadli, M.

2013-09-01

395

Electrochemical Migration Characteristics of Eutectic Sn-Pb Solder Alloy in NaCl and Na2SO4 Solutions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anodic dissolution and the electrochemical migration characteristics of eutectic Sn-Pb solder alloy in deaerated 0.001% NaCl and Na2SO4 solutions were investigated using anodic polarization and water drop tests. Anodic polarization results revealed that a Pb-rich phase was preferentially ionized in deaerated 0.001% NaCl solution and an Sn-rich phase was predominantly ionized in deaerated 0.001% Na2SO4 solution, which coincides well with the composition of the dendrites formed during water drop tests. X-ray diffraction and photoelectron spectroscopy results showed that the surface oxide film formed on pure Sn in deaerated 0.001% NaCl solution is more stable than that formed on pure Sn in deaerated 0.001% Na2SO4 solution. The surface oxide film formed on pure Pb in deaerated 0.001% Na2SO4 solution is more stable than that formed on pure Sn in deaerated 0.001% NaCl solution. Therefore, the quality of the surface film of eutectic Sn-Pb solder in a chemical environment seems to be critical not only for corrosion resistance, but also for electrochemical migration resistance.

Jung, Ja-Young; Lee, Shin-Bok; Lee, Ho-Young; Joo, Young-Chang; Park, Young-Bae

2009-05-01

396

Molten lithium sulfate-sodium sulfate-potassium sulfate eutectic: oxidation-reduction reactions of transition-metal compounds  

SciTech Connect

Sulfur dioxide was found to reduce a number of first-row transition-metal compounds in molten ternary sulfate eutectic, the ease of reduction being Cr(VI) > Mn(IV) > Fe(III) > Cu(II). A number of other, probably polymeric, cations (Ti(IV), Nb(V), Mo(VI), Ta(V), W(VI)) were not reduced. Potassium dichromate was unstable, slowly decomposing to chromium(III) oxide, chromate, and oxygen, and was converted to chromate by solutions of sodium carbonate. Chromium metal was little attacked by the ternary eutectic, but copper metal reduced copper(II) to copper(I) cations. Solutions of potassium pyrosulfate decomposed thermally but also oxidized chromium metal (to Cr(III)) and iron(II) (to Fe(III)) and reduced manganese(IV) oxide (to Mn(II)) and chromium(VI) (completely to chromium(III)). Though simple cations (Fe(II), Mn(II)) accelerated the thermal decomposition of pyrosulfate, the more polymeric cations (Ti(IV), Nb(V), Mo(VI), Ta(V), W(VI)) caused considerably less evolution of sulfur trioxide. 25 references, 4 figures, 3 tables.

Dearnaley, R.I.; Kerridge, D.H.; Rogers, D.J.

1986-05-07

397

Shear rupture of a directionally solidified eutectic gamma/gamma-prime - alpha /Mo/ alloy. [for aircraft engine turbine blades  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Directionally solidified gamma/gamma-prime - alpha (Mo) eutectic alloys are being evaluated for application as advanced aircraft engine turbine blades. Their excellent high-temperature strength is partly due to their directionally aligned microstructure. However, alloys with such directional structures may display low shear strength at 760 C, the operating temperature of advanced blade roots. The objective of this investigation was to determine the shear rupture strength of the gamma/gamma-prime - alpha eutectic alloy and possibly to improve it by microstructural and heat-treatment variations. Bars of gamma/gamma-prime - alpha alloy containing nominally 5.7% Al and 33.5% Mo by weight with balance Ni were directionally solidified at rates between 10 and 100 mm per hour. Materials were solidified in furnaces with thermal gradients at the liquid-solid interface of 250 or 100 C per cm. A limited number of longitudinal shear rupture tests were conducted at 760 C and 207 MPa in the as-solidified and in several heat-treated conditions. It was found that the shear rupture failures are partly transgranular and that resistance to failure is promoted by good fiber alignment and a matrix structure consisting mainly of gamma-prime. Well-aligned as-solidified specimens sustained the shear stress for an average of 81 hours, while cellular material failed in one hour or less.

Harf, F. H.

1978-01-01

398

Preparation of eutectic superalloys by EFG. [Edge-defined Film-fed Growth for directional solidification in airfoil structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An attempt was made to produce airfoil shaped bars of three different eutectic superalloys by means of the edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) method. The alloys used were a gamma + delta Ni-Cb alloy, a gamma/gamma prime + delta Ni-Cb-Al alloy and a Co-TaC alloy containing Ni and Cr. The development of a new die material was essential in the investigation since these alloys are reactive toward known die materials. Tantalum carbide was selected as a die material because it exhibited spontaneous capillary rise and slow rate of degradation in the liquid metals. Eutectic bars up to 1 mm thick and 6 mm wide were grown from TaC dies in order to determine the growth characteristics and the thermal gradient. Large bars of the gamma/gamma prime + delta alloy were grown and tensile tested. A die with a blind central cavity was designed and several hollow, tear-shaped bars were grown.

Hurley, G. F.; Marr, N. W.

1975-01-01

399

Progress in mechanism of salt excretion in recretohalopytes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The recretohalophyte with specialized salt-secreting structures including salt glands and salt bladders can secrete salt from\\u000a their bodies and easily adapt themselves to many kinds of salt habitats. Salt glands and salt bladders, arose from dermatogen\\u000a cells, are excretory organs specially adapted for dealing with ionic homeostasis in the cells of recretohalophytes. The main\\u000a function of salt glands or salt

Feng Ding; Jian-Chao Yang; Fang Yuan; Bao-Shan Wang

2010-01-01

400

Heat Transfer and Latent Heat Storage in Inorganic Molten Salts for Concentrating Solar Power Plants  

SciTech Connect

A key technological issue facing the success of future Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) plants is creating an economical Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system. Current TES systems use either sensible heat in fluids such as oil, or molten salts, or use thermal stratification in a dual-media consisting of a solid and a heat-transfer fluid. However, utilizing the heat of fusion in inorganic molten salt mixtures in addition to sensible heat , as in a Phase change material (PCM)-based TES, can significantly increase the energy density of storage requiring less salt and smaller containers. A major issue that is preventing the commercial use of PCM-based TES is that it is difficult to discharge the latent heat stored in the PCM melt. This is because when heat is extracted, the melt solidifies onto the heat exchanger surface decreasing the heat transfer. Even a few millimeters of thickness of solid material on heat transfer surface results in a large drop in heat transfer due to the low thermal conductivity of solid PCM. Thus, to maintain the desired heat rate, the heat exchange area must be large which increases cost. This project demonstrated that the heat transfer coefficient can be increase ten-fold by using forced convection by pumping a hyper-eutectic salt mixture over specially coated heat exchanger tubes. However,only 15% of the latent heat is used against a goal of 40% resulting in a projected cost savings of only 17% against a goal of 30%. Based on the failure mode effect analysis and experience with pumping salt at near freezing point significant care must be used during operation which can increase the operating costs. Therefore, we conclude the savings are marginal to justify using this concept for PCM-TES over a two-tank TES. The report documents the specialty coatings, the composition and morphology of hypereutectic salt mixtures and the results from the experiment conducted with the active heat exchanger along with the lessons learnt during experimentation.

Mathur, Anoop [Terrafore Inc.] [Terrafore Inc.

2013-08-14

401

The Effect of Salt Water on Rice.  

E-print Network

producetl 62-0.15 per cent salt ........................ .7.9 gm. grain ]~roducerl 61-0.3 per cent salt .......................... .7,2 gm. grain 1)rodncecl In this experiment, 0.3 per ceilt salt usetl ziter thz plants were two weeks old wai... producetl 62-0.15 per cent salt ........................ .7.9 gm. grain ]~roducerl 61-0.3 per cent salt .......................... .7,2 gm. grain 1)rodncecl In this experiment, 0.3 per ceilt salt usetl ziter thz plants were two weeks old wai...

Fraps, G. S. (George Stronach)

1909-01-01

402

Salt tectonics off northern Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Messinian evaporites in the Eastern Mediterranean represent a world class site to study thin-skinned salt tectonic processes like gravity gliding or gravity spreading. In contrast to the Mesozoic evaporites in the Atlantic the related structures are just slightly overprinted by additional tectonic events. New high-resolution reflection seismic data image for the first time the entire lateral succession of gravity

Sofie Gradmann; Christian Hübscher; Zvi Ben-Avraham; Dirk Gajewski; Gesa Netzeband

2005-01-01

403

High temperature molten salt storage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design of a high-temperature molten salt thermal energy storage (TES) concept, including some materials testing, was developed by Rockwell International's Rocketdyne Division (RD), under contract to SERI, and is described in this document. The main features of the concept are a conical hot tank with a liner and internal insulation that allows unrestricted relative thermal expansion and the use

J. Ives; J. C. Newcomb; A. G. Pard

1985-01-01

404

Clean salt process final report  

SciTech Connect

A process has been demonstrated in the laboratory for separating clean, virtually non-radioactive sodium nitrate from Hanford tank waste using fractional crystallization. The name of the process is the Clean Salt Process. Flowsheet modeling has shown that the process is capable of reducing the volume of vitrified low activity waste (LAW) by 80 to 90 %. Construction of the Clean Salt processing plant would cost less than $1 10 million, and would eliminate the need for building a $2.2 billion large scale vitrification plant planned for Privatization Phase 11. Disposal costs for the vitrified LAW would also be reduced by an estimated $240 million. This report provides a summary of five years of laboratory and engineering development activities, beginning in fiscal year 1992. Topics covered include laboratory testing of a variety of processing options; proof-of-principle demonstrations with actual waste samples from Hanford tanks 241-U-110 (U-110), 241-SY-101 (101-SY), and 241-AN-102 (102-AN); descriptions of the primary solubility phase diagrams that govem the process; a review of environmental regulations governing disposition of the reclaimed salt and an assessment of the potential beneficial uses of the reclaimed salt; preliminary plant design and construction cost estimates. A detailed description is given for the large scale laboratory demonstration of the process using waste from tank 241-AW-101 (101-AW), a candidate waste for 0044vitrification during Phase I Privatization.

Herting, D.L.

1996-09-30

405

CATION EXCHANGE WITH MOLTEN SALTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The applicability of cation exchange between synthetic zeolites, such as ; Linde Molecular Sieve 4A, and molten salts, such as monovalent nitrates, was ; studied. It was found that sodium and silver nitrate were occluded in the ; cavities of the zeolite framework, wfth approximately nine to ten molecules ; occuluded per unit cell of the zeolite. No occlusion was

M. Liquornik; Y. Marcus

1963-01-01

406

From Salt Ponds to Wetlands  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Biologists are working to restore the San Francisco Bay Area salt ponds to healthy wetlands for wildlife in one of the largest restoration projects on the West Coast. In this video from QUEST produced by KQED, students learn why wetlands are important to wildlife.

Kqed

2012-08-08

407

Infrared Spectrometry of Inorganic Salts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a general chemistry experiment which uses infrared spectroscopy to analyze inorganic ions and thereby serves to introduce an important instrumental method of analysis. Presents a table of eight anions and the ammonium ion with the frequencies of their normal modes, as well as the spectra of three sulfate salts. (RR)

Ackermann, Martin N.

1970-01-01

408

Salt disposal effects found small  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brine discharges into the Gulf of Mexico averaging more than 600,000 barrels per day for the past year have had `few significant effects` on the marine environment off the Texas coast, according to a preliminary analysis by scientists and engineers at the Texas A&M University. The brine, 8 times saltier than the surrounding seawater, is produced when salt from underground

Barbara T. Richman

1981-01-01

409

Effect of low salt diet on insulin resistance in salt-sensitive versus salt-resistant hypertension.  

PubMed

Accumulating evidence shows an increase in insulin resistance on salt restriction. We compared the effect of low salt diet on insulin resistance in salt-sensitive versus salt-resistant hypertensive subjects. We also evaluated the relationship between salt sensitivity of blood pressure and salt sensitivity of insulin resistance in a multivariate regression model. Studies were conducted after 1 week of high salt (200 mmol per day sodium) and 1 week of low salt (10 mmol per day sodium) diet. Salt sensitivity was defined as the fall in systolic blood pressure >15 mm Hg on low salt diet. The study includes 389 subjects (44% women; 16% blacks; body mass index, 28.5±4.2 kg/m(2)). As expected, blood pressure was lower on low salt (129±16/78±9 mm Hg) as compared with high salt diet (145±18/86±10 mm Hg). Fasting plasma glucose, insulin, and homeostasis model assessment were higher on low salt diet (95.4±19.4 mg/dL; 10.8±7.3 mIU/L; 2.6±1.9) as compared with high salt diet (90.6±10.8 mg/dL; 9.4±5.8 mIU/L; 2.1±1.4; P<0.0001 for all). There was no difference in homeostasis model assessment between salt-sensitive (n=193) versus salt-resistant (n=196) subjects on either diet. Increase in homeostasis model assessment on low salt diet was 0.5±1.4 in salt-sensitive and 0.4±1.5 in salt-resistant subjects (P=NS). On multivariate regression analysis, change in systolic blood pressure was not associated with change in homeostasis model assessment after including age, body mass index, sex, change in serum and urine aldosterone, and cortisol into the model. We conclude that the increase in insulin resistance on low salt diet is not affected by salt sensitivity of blood pressure. PMID:25185125

Garg, Rajesh; Sun, Bei; Williams, Jonathan

2014-12-01

410

Deliquescence Measurements of Potassium Salts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Potassium compounds such as KCl, K2SO4, and KNO3 are salts resulting from biomass burning. With time the number of aerosol particles containing KCl decreases, and the number of particles containing KNO3 and K2SO4 increases. The transformation of KCl to K2SO4 and KNO3 with aging of the smoke could lead to changes in the hygroscopic properties of the smoke particles and thus their cloud-nucleating potential. Similar reaction mechanisms are likely to be involved in the conversion of KCl in smoke particles as occur for NaCl in sea salt. Little experimental work has been published on the hygroscopic properties of potassium salts because of their high DRH values. Instruments that are commonly used to measure hygroscopic properties such as differential mobility analyzers or electrodynamic balances do not operate accurately at RH > 90%. Here we present data describing the hygroscopic properties of several fresh potassium salts, as well as laboratory generated mixed salts, using transmission and scanning electron microscopes (TEM and SEM). Both microscopes have environmental chambers that enable study of the interaction of water with single particles. DRH values for KCl, KNO3 and K2SO4 were found to be 86%, 92%, and 97%, respectively. KNO3 particles formed by atomization appear rounded and undergo continuous hygroscopic growth without a distinct deliquescence point. Similar results have been published for NaNO3. In contrast, when KNO3 powder is ground in a mortar and pestle and placed in the SEM, the grains appear euhedral and have a DRH at 92%, in agreement with literature values. It appears that KNO3 particles formed by atomization will readily take up water at RH values below their DRH. Our results indicate that the hygroscopic properties of KNO3 particles are influenced by their histories. Water associated with aged or mixed particles at RH's less than their DRH will affect how these particles uptake and react with gases.

Freney, E. J.; Martin, S. T.; Buseck, P. R.

2007-12-01

411

PROCESSING OF MOLTEN SALT POWER REACTOR FUEL  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABS> Fuel reprocessing methods are being investigated for molten salt ; nuclear reactors which use LiF--BeFâ salt as a solvent for UFâ and ; ThFâ. A liquid HF dissolution procedure coupled with fluorination has been ; developed for recovery of the uranium and LiF- BeFâ solvent salt which is ; highly enriched in Li⁷. The recovered salt is decontaminated in

D. O. Campbell; G. I. Cathers

1959-01-01

412

Boosting Salt Resistance of Short Antimicrobial Peptides  

PubMed Central

The efficacies of many antimicrobial peptides are greatly reduced under high salt concentrations, therefore limiting their use as pharmaceutical agents. Here, we describe a strategy to boost salt resistance and serum stability of short antimicrobial peptides by adding the nonnatural bulky amino acid ?-naphthylalanine to their termini. The activities of the short salt-sensitive tryptophan-rich peptide S1 were diminished at high salt concentrations, whereas the activities of its ?-naphthylalanine end-tagged variants were less affected. PMID:23716061

Chu, Hung-Lun; Yu, Hui-Yuan; Yip, Bak-Sau; Chih, Ya-Han; Liang, Chong-Wen; Cheng, Hsi-Tsung

2013-01-01

413

Preference for High Salt Concentrations Among Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Preference for salt (NaCl) in young children was examined in 2 experiments. In Experiment 1, 2 groups of 14 Black children were given paired-comparison tests with salted soups ranging between 0 and 1.8-M NaCl. Children tended to prefer higher salt concentrations than is typical for adults, but the range of salt concentrations used in testing influenced the distribution of children's

Gary K. Beauchamp; Beverly J. Cowart

1990-01-01

414

Conservation of Salt Bridges in Protein Families  

Microsoft Academic Search

A detailed computational analysis is presented that focuses on the relationship between structural attributes and the degree and mode of salt bridge conservation. A data set of conserved and non-conserved salt bridges was constructed from eight protein families, based on the structural alignment of family members. Salt bridges were defined at the secondary structure level rather than at the residue

Ora Schueler; Hanah Margalit

1995-01-01

415

Advanced, high-temperature molten salt storage  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advanced molten salts (hydroxides, carbonates, and chlorides) are being researched for solar thermal applications. These salts may be used in both the receiver working fluid and in thermal energy storage. Potential applications include electric power production, fuel and chemical production, and high temperature process heat. Molten salts can store sensible heat at temperatures up to 1100 C in a thermocline

R. J. Copeland

1982-01-01

416

The solar molten salt electric experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The solar Molten Salt Electric Experiment (MSEE) is now in operation at the Central Receiver Test Facility (CRTF) near Albuquerque, NM. The MSEE uses a molten salt as its solar receiver and thermal storage working fluid and uses water\\/steam as its electric power generating fluid. The molten sodium nitrate (60 percent) and potassium nitrate (40 percent) salt melts at about

1983-01-01

417

SEPARATION OF METAL SALTS BY ADSORPTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has been found that certain metal salts, particularly the halides of ; iron, cobalt, nickel, and the actinide metals, arc readily absorbed on aluminum ; oxide, while certain other salts, particularly rare earth metal halides, are not ; so absorbed. Use is made of this discovery to separate uranium from the rare ; earths. The metal salts are first

Gruen

1959-01-01

418

Salt in Dutchess Co. Waters Stuart Findlay  

E-print Network

or Groundwater? STREAM · Road salt biggest source ­ others? #12;SOIL CORES HOLD Cl LONGER THAN WATER KincaidSalt in Dutchess Co. Waters Stuart Findlay Vicky Kelly Where are we now? Compared to what? Where be increasing · What else is coming along? #12;Scope for Action · Reduced Salt is in Everyone's Interest

419

Salt disposition alternatives filtration at SRTC  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several of the prospective salt disposition alternative technologies require a monosodium titanate (MST) contact to remove strontium and actinides from inorganic salt solution feedstock. This feedstock also contains sludge solids from waste removal operations and may contain defoamers added in the evaporator systems. Filtration is required to remove the sludge and MST solids before sending the salt solution for further

B. W. Walker; D. Hobbs

2000-01-01

420

The economics of salt cake recycling  

SciTech Connect

The Process Evaluation Section at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has a major program aimed at developing cost-effective technologies for salt cake recycling. This paper addresses the economic feasibility of technologies for the recovery of aluminum, salt, and residue-oxide fractions from salt cake. Four processes were assessed for salt recovery from salt cake: (1) base case: leaching in water at 25{degree}C, with evaporation to crystallize salts; (2) high-temperature case: leaching in water at 250{degree}C, with flash crystallization to precipitate salts; (3) solventlantisolvent case: leaching in water at 25{degree}C, concentrating by evaporation, and reacting with acetone to precipitate salts; and (4) electrodialysis: leaching in water at 25{degree}C, with concentration and recovery of salts by electrodialysis. All test cases for salt recovery had a negative present value, given current pricing structure and 20% return on investment. Although manufacturing costs (variable plus fixed) could reasonably be recovered in the sales price of the salt product, capital costs cannot. The economics for the recycling processes are improved, however, if the residueoxide can be sold instead of landfilled. For example, the base case process would be profitable at a wet oxide value of $220/metric ton. The economics of alternative scenarios were also considered, including aluminum recovery with landfilling of salts and oxides.

Graziano, D.; Hryn, J.N.; Daniels, E.J.

1996-03-01

421

Electrolytic orthoborate salts for lithium batteries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Orthoborate salts suitable for use as electrolytes in lithium batteries and methods for making the electrolyte salts are provided. The electrolytic salts have one of the formulae (I). In this formula anionic orthoborate groups are capped with two bidentate chelating groups, Y1 and Y2. Certain preferred chelating groups are dibasic acid residues, most preferably oxalyl, malonyl and succinyl, disulfonic acid

Charles Austen Angell; Wu Xu

2008-01-01

422

Electrolytic orthoborate salts for lithium batteries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Orthoborate salts suitable for use as electrolytes in lithium batteries and methods for making the electrolyte salts are provided. The electrolytic salts have one of the formulae (I). In this formula anionic orthoborate groups are capped with two bidentate chelating groups, Y1 and Y2. Certain preferred chelating groups are dibasic acid residues, most preferably oxalyl, malonyl and succinyl, disulfonic acid

Charles Austen Angell; Wu Xu

2009-01-01

423

Reactivity of pyrylium salts toward basic reactants  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The reactivity of some N-acyl and N-sulfonyl-hydrazines 2-4, 10a-10g, 12, 13, 16a, 16b and of hydrazones 18, benzyldihydrazone 21 towards pyrylium salts 1 was examined. By reaction of 2,4,6-trimethyl-pyrylium salt 1 with substituted hydrazines some pyridinium salts were obtained. Relationships between basicity and reactivity were discussed.

Neidlein, R.; Witerzens, P.

1981-01-01

424

Bioenergetics of Salt Tolerance: Final Report (1).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Studies on the sequence of events that lead to salt adaptation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus 6311 are reported. The authors present here major findings on how this freshwater organism responds to a transition from low salt (12 M NaCl) to high salt (...

L. Packer

1986-01-01

425

The Effect of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties of Directionally Solidified Al2O3/ZrO2(Y2O3) Eutectic  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The eutectic architecture of a continuous reinforcing phase within a higher volume fraction phase or matrix can be described as a naturally occurring in-situ composite. Here we report the results of experiments aimed at identifying the sources of high temperature creep resistance and high levels of strength in a two phase Al2O3/ZrO2(Y2O3) system. The mechanical properties of two phase Al2O3/ZrO2(Y2O3) eutectic are superior to those of either constituent alone due to strong constraining effects provided by the coherent interfaces and microstructure. The AlO3/ZrO2(Y2O3) eutectic maintains a low energy interface resulting from directional solidification and can produce strong and stable reinforcing phase/matrix bonding. The phases comprising a eutectic are thermodynamically compatible at higher homologous temperatures than man-made composites and as such offer the potential for superior high temperature properties.

Sayir, Ali; Farmer, Serene C.

1999-01-01

426

A randomized, controlled trial of a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) versus penile nerve block for pain relief during circumcision  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: We set out to compare a eutectic mixture of local anesthetic cream (lidocaine and prilocaine) to dorsal penile nerve block with lidocaine for anesthesia during circumcision. Study Design: In a double-blind study, term newborns were randomized to local anesthetic cream and sodium chloride solution dorsal penile nerve block (n = 31) or to placebo cream and lidocaine dorsal penile

Cynthia R. Howard; Fred M. Howard; Karen Fortune; Patricia Generelli; Denniz Zolnoun; Cynthia tenHoopen; Elisabeth deBlieck

1999-01-01

427

The role of the gamma/gamma-prime eutectic and porosity on the tensile behavior of a single-crystal nickel-base superalloy  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The microstructure of a single-crystal nickel-base superalloy, PWA 1480, has been varied by heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing in order to study the role of the gamma/gamma-prime eutectic and porosity on subsequent tensile behavior. The level of porosity was found not to affect any of the tensile properties, while the gamma/gamma-prime eutectic strongly influenced ductility. Eliminating the gamma/gamma-prime eutectic increased ductility which was attributed to the cleavage fracture of this constituent. It is proposed that such cleavage of the gamma/gamma-prime eutectic is initiated by the stress created from impinging slip bands, promoting shear localization, and final fracture along 111 slip planes. The precise nature of this fracture process is discussed, with emphasis on the role of the gamma/gamma-prime microstructure. The deformation structure of PWA 1480 was also studied, and while different in some respects from many other single-crystal superalloys, its fracture process appears to be similar.

Walston, W. S.; Bernstein, I. M.; Thompson, A. W.

1991-01-01

428

Disparities in Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City Mortgage Outcomes and  

E-print Network

Disparities in Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City Mortgage Outcomes and Lending Practices Darius of lending practices. This article is an adapted excerpt from the Salt Lake County Regional Analysis impediments in the home mortgage application process. The HMDA data from 2006 to 2011 were compiled for Salt

Feschotte, Cedric

429

Salt marsh geomorphology: Physical and ecological effects on landform Keywords: salt marsh geomorphology; AGU Chapman Conference  

E-print Network

Editorial Salt marsh geomorphology: Physical and ecological effects on landform Keywords: salt marsh geomorphology; AGU Chapman Conference Evidence that the three-dimensional structure of salt marsh, and the ratio of marsh edge:marsh interior have all been shown to affect the distribution and density of salt

Fagherazzi, Sergio

430

First Robert Stobie SALT Workshop Science with SALT Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2, 2004  

E-print Network

First Robert Stobie SALT Workshop Science with SALT Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2, 2004 D.A.H. Buckley Galaxy Kinematics with SALT M. A. Bershady1, M. A. W. Verheijen2, D. R. Andersen3, R. A. Swaters4-gathering power of SALT coupled with the high-throughput performance of the Prime Focus Imaging Spec- trograph

Bershady, Matthew A.

431

Prevention of Salt Damage inPrevention of Salt Damage in LimestoneLimestone  

E-print Network

Prevention of Salt Damage inPrevention of Salt Damage in LimestoneLimestone Kathy Whitaker.jpg #12;Introduction: Sodium Sulfate Thenardite: Na2SO4 Mirabilite: Na2SO4�10H2O Salt exposure for 5 weeks the stone by capillary uptake of water containing the dissolved salt. Degradation of mortar. #12

Petta, Jason

432

Liquid Salts as Media for Process Heat Transfer from VHTR's: Forced Convective Channel Flow Thermal Hydraulics, Materials, and Coating  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this NERI project was to perform research on high temperature fluoride and chloride molten salts towards the long-term goal of using these salts for transferring process heat from high temperature nuclear reactor to operation of hydrogen production and chemical plants. Specifically, the research focuses on corrosion of materials in molten salts, which continues to be one of the most significant challenges in molten salts systems. Based on the earlier work performed at ORNL on salt properties for heat transfer applications, a eutectic fluoride salt FLiNaK (46.5% LiF-11.5%NaF-42.0%KF, mol.%) and a eutectic chloride salt (32%MgCl2-68%KCl, mole %) were selected for this study. Several high temperature candidate Fe-Ni-Cr and Ni-Cr alloys: Hastelloy-N, Hastelloy-X, Haynes-230, Inconel-617, and Incoloy-800H, were exposed to molten FLiNaK with the goal of understanding corrosion mechanisms and ranking these alloys for their suitability for molten fluoride salt heat exchanger and thermal storage applications. The tests were performed at 850��������C for 500 h in sealed graphite crucibles under an argon cover gas. Corrosion was noted to occur predominantly from dealloying of Cr from the alloys, an effect that was particularly pronounced at the grain boundaries Alloy weight-loss due to molten fluoride salt exposure correlated with the initial Cr-content of the alloys, and was consistent with the Cr-content measured in the salts after corrosion tests. The alloys���¢�������� weight-loss was also found to correlate to the concentration of carbon present for the nominally 20% Cr containing alloys, due to the formation of chromium carbide phases at the grain boundaries. Experiments involving molten salt exposures of Incoloy-800H in Incoloy-800H crucibles under an argon cover gas showed a significantly lower corrosion for this alloy than when tested in a graphite crucible. Graphite significantly accelerated alloy corrosion due to the reduction of Cr from solution by graphite and formation on Cr-carbide on the graphite surface. Ni-electroplating dramatically reduced corrosion of alloys, although some diffusion of Fe and Cr were observed occur through the Ni plating. A pyrolytic carbon and SiC (PyC/SiC) CVD coating was also investigated and found to be effective in mitigating corrosion. The KCl-MgCl2 molten salt was less corrosive than FLiNaK fluoride salts for corrosion tests performed at 850oC. Cr dissolution in the molten chloride salt was still observed and consequently Ni-201 and Hastelloy N exhibited the least depth of attack. Grain-boundary engineering (GBE) of Incoloy 800H improved the corrosion resistance (as measured by weight loss and maximum depth of attack) by nearly 50% as compared to the as-received Incoloy 800H sample. Because Cr dissolution is an important mechanism of corrosion, molten salt electrochemistry experiments were initiated. These experiments were performed using anodic stripping voltammetry (ASV). Using this technique, the reduction potential of Cr was determined against a Pt quasi-reference electrode as well as against a Ni(II)-Ni reference electrode in molten FLiNaK at 650 oC. The integrated current increased linearly with Cr-content in the salt, providing for a direct assessment of the Cr concentration in a given salt of unknown Cr concentration. To study heat transfer mechanisms in these molten salts over the forced and mixed convection regimes, a forced convective loop was constructed to measure heat transfer coefficients, friction factors and corrosion rates in different diameter tubes in a vertical up flow configuration in the laminar flow regime. Equipment and instrumentation for the forced convective loop was designed, constructed, and tested. These include a high temperature centrifugal pump, mass flow meter, and differential pressure sensing capabilities to an uncertainty of < 2 Pa. The heat transfer coefficient for the KCl-MgCl2 salt was measured in t

Kumar Sridharan; Mark Anderson; Todd Allen; Michael Corradini

2012-01-30

433

Radar investigation of the Cote Blanche salt dome  

E-print Network

, and the salt was probed in horizontal and vertical directions with both horizontally and vertically polarized electro- magnetic waves at several radar stations in the salt mine. Hori- zontal probing yielded some data about the nature of the salt which lies... THE COTE BLANCHE SALT DOME. Geology of the Cote Blanche Salt-Dome Azea. . Economic History of the Cote BLanche Salt-Dome Azea, Salt. . Oil and gas. III. ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION. . . Radar Speed in Air and in Salt. . . Velocity...

Stewart, Robert Donald

2012-06-07

434

The NIST eutectic project: construction of Co C, Pt C and Re C fixed-point cells and their comparison with the NMIJ  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a project on novel high-temperature fixed-points by use of metal (carbide)-carbon eutectics to lower uncertainties in thermodynamic temperature measurement. As the first stage of the NIST eutectic project, a comparison of Co-C, Pt-C and Re-C eutectic fixed-point cells was conducted between the NIST and the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) at the NIST to verify the quality of the NIST eutectic cells in addition to checking for possible furnace and radiation thermometer effects on the eutectic fixed-point realizations. In the comparison, two high-temperature furnaces, two radiation thermometers and one gold-point blackbody were used. A Nagano M furnace and a Linear Pyrometer 3 radiation thermometer were transferred from NMIJ and were used in conjunction with a Thermo Gauge furnace and an Absolute Pyrometer 1 radiation thermometer of NIST to check the dependence on the measurement equipment. The results showed that Co-C cells agreed to 73 mK. The melting temperature of the NIST Pt-C cell was approximately 270 mK lower than that of the NMIJ cell, with a comparison uncertainty of roughly 110 mK (k = 2), due to the poor purity of Pt powder. Although the Re-C comparison showed instability of the comparison system, they agreed within 100 mK. Though further improvement is necessary for the Pt-C cell, such as the use of higher purity Pt, the filling and measuring technique has been established at the NIST.

Sasajima, N.; Yoon, H. W.; Gibson, C. E.; Khromchenko, V.; Sakuma, F.; Yamada, Y.

2006-04-01

435

Community solar salt production in Goa, India  

PubMed Central

Traditional salt farming in Goa, India has been practised for the past 1,500?years by a few communities. Goa’s riverine estuaries, easy access to sea water and favourable climatic conditions makes salt production attractive during summer. Salt produced through this natural evaporation process also played an important role in the economy of Goa even during the Portuguese rule as salt was the chief export commodity. In the past there were 36 villages involved in salt production, which is now reduced to 9. Low income, lack of skilled labour, competition from industrially produced salt, losses incurred on the yearly damage of embankments are the major reasons responsible for the reduction in the number of salt pans. Salt pans (Mithagar or Mithache agor) form a part of the reclaimed waterlogged khazan lands, which are also utilised for aquaculture, pisciculture and agriculture. Salt pans in Goa experience three phases namely, the ceased phase during monsoon period of June to October, preparatory phase from December to January, and salt harvesting phase, from February to June. After the monsoons, the salt pans are prepared manually for salt production. During high tide, an influx of sea water occurs, which enters the reservoir pans through sluice gates. The sea water after 1–2?days on attaining a salinity of approximately 5ºBé, is released into the evaporator pans and kept till it attains a salinity of 23 - 25ºBé. The brine is then released to crystallizer pans, where the salt crystallises out 25 - 27ºBé and is then harvested. Salt pans form a unique ecosystem where succession of different organisms with varying environmental conditions occurs. Organisms ranging from bacteria, archaea to fungi, algae, etc., are known to colonise salt pans and may influence the quality of salt produced. The aim of this review is to describe salt farming in Goa’s history, importance of salt production as a community activity, traditional method of salt production and the biota associated with salt pans. PMID:23198813

2012-01-01

436

Strain weakening and superplasticity in a Bi-Sn eutectic alloy processed by high-pressure torsion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-pressure torsion (HPT) was conducted on disks of a Bi-Sn eutectic alloy under a pressure of 6.0 GPa. The microstructural evolution was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Measurements of Vickers microhardness showed decreasing strength caused by strain weakening after HPT processing. Tensile testing was performed under initial strain rates from 10?4 to 10?2 s?1 at room temperature. The results demonstrate a much improved elongation to failure for the Bi-Sn alloy after HPT- processing. The Bi-Sn alloy processed through 10 turns gave an elongation to failure of more than 1200% at an initial strain rate of 10?4 s?1 at room temperature which is significantly larger than the elongation to failure of ~110% in the as-cast Bi-Sn alloy under the same tensile conditions.

Wang, Chuan Ting; Langdon, Terence G.

2014-08-01

437

Assessment of tungsten/rhenium thermocouples with metal-carbon eutectic fixed points up to 1500°C  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Four Type A thermocouples and two Type C thermocouples were calibrated at the Au fixed point and Co-C and Pd-C eutectic fixed points. The thermocouples were exposed to 1330 °C for a total of 100 hours. The maximum drift due to the exposure was found to be 4.8 °C. The fixed-point calibration EMF of these thermocouples deviated by less than 0.86% from the temperature specified by the standards ASTM E230-2003 for Type C and GOSTR 8.585-2001 for Type A. The length of one of Type A thermocouples A52 is longer than the others by 150mm. Making use of this provision it was possible to place annealed part of A52 to the temperature gradient part of calibration arrangement every time. Therefore observed aging effect was as low as 0.5 °C compared to the other thermocouples.

Gotoh, M.

2013-09-01

438

Effect of cooling rate on eutectic cell count, grain size, microstructure, and ultimate tensile strength of hypoeutectic cast iron  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a series of microstructural and strength studies performed on hypoeutectic cast iron, which was sand cast using a variety of end chills (metallic, nonmetallic, water-cooled, and subzero, respectively). The effects of cooling rate on the eutectic cell count (ECC), grain size, and the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) were evaluated. Attempts were also made to explain these effects and to correlate the UTS with ECC. It was found that subzero chilled and water-cool, chilled cast iron exhibit severe undercooling compared to normal sand cast iron. It was concluded from this investigation that nucleation conditions are completely altered but growth conditions prevail as usual. Therefore, undercooling during solidification is considered to be responsible for variation in ECC, grain size, microstructure, and tensile strength.

Hemanth, J.; Rao, K. V. S.

1999-08-01

439

Determination of the furnace effect of two high-temperature furnaces on metal-carbon eutectic points  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A method for the determination of the temperature distribution in the range from 1300 °C to 2500°C is introduced in this paper. This method was adapted to characterize the two high temperature furnaces used at LNE-Cnam: the Chino IR-R80 and the VNIIOFI HTBB 3200pg. Temperature profiles are given at three furnace temperatures, corresponding to the three most studied metal-carbon eutectic points: Co-C (1324 °C), Pt-C (1738 °C) and Re-C (2474 °C). These three fixed points were then studied in the two furnaces in different known temperature profiles, in order to determine their sensitivity to the temperature distribution. Finally, a discussion on what can be included in the term "furnace effect" is proposed.

Bourson, F.; Briaudeau, S.; Rougié, B.; Sadli, M.

2013-09-01

440

Assessment of tungsten/rhenium thermocouples with metal-carbon eutectic fixed points up to 1500°C  

SciTech Connect

Four Type A thermocouples and two Type C thermocouples were calibrated at the Au fixed point and Co-C and Pd-C eutectic fixed points. The thermocouples were exposed to 1330 °C for a total of 100 hours. The maximum drift due to the exposure was found to be 4.8 °C. The fixed-point calibration EMF of these thermocouples deviated by less than 0.86% from the temperature specified by the standards ASTM E230-2003 for Type C and GOSTR 8.585-2001 for Type A. The length of one of Type A thermocouples A52 is longer than the others by 150mm. Making use of this provision it was possible to place annealed part of A52 to the temperature gradient part of calibration arrangement every time. Therefore observed aging effect was as low as 0.5 °C compared to the other thermocouples.

Gotoh, M. [National Research Council of Canada 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON. Canada K1A 0R6 (Canada)] [National Research Council of Canada 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa ON. Canada K1A 0R6 (Canada)

2013-09-11

441

Synthesis of gold microstructures with surface nanoroughness using a deep eutectic solvent for catalytic and diagnostic applications.  

PubMed

We synthesized highly monodisperse gold microparticles (AuMPs) using a deep eutectic solvent (DES) which composed of choline chloride and malonic acid as both a reaction medium and structure-directing agent. These microparticles exhibit distinctive surface nanoroughness and highly defined diameters that can be precisely controlled over a range of a few micrometers under different reductive conditions. The internal and external structures of the particles are thoroughly investigated by electron microscopy, which is further analyzed in association with their optical properties. We also investigate the gold microparticle concentration-dependent catalytic property employing a reductive reaction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminopenol as a model system. Importantly, the gold microparticles are densely functionalized with DNA and reversibly assemble with DNA-gold nanoparticle conjugate probes for the colorimetric detection of target DNA sequences, demonstrating that these novel structures can be utilized as platforms that quickly regulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles for diagnostic applications. PMID:24734628

Oh, Ju-Hwan; Lee, Jae-Seung

2014-05-01

442

Isotopic Tailoring to Improve the Breeding Capability of the Sn-Li Eutectic in Liquid First Wall Fusion Blanket Concepts  

SciTech Connect

Due to its low vapor pressure, the Sn-Li eutectic has been identified as a potential breeder for deployment in the liquid first wall (FW)/Blanket concepts under investigation in the APEX study for high power density fusion reactors. However, its breeding capability is limited. This drawback is rather improved due to the neutron multiplication via Sn(n,2n) reactions. However, the 'local' tritium breeding ratio (TBR) was found to be still on the marginal side (even with 90%Li-6 enrichment). Aside from using a beryllium multiplier, other means to improve the capability of Sn-Li for breeding are explored. In this paper, we show that by isotopic tailoring of Tin in the Sn-Li breeder, one can achieve substantial improvement in TBR in addition to attaining significant reduction in the activation level in this material.

Youssef, Mahmoud Z. [University of California-Los Angeles (United States)

2003-09-15

443

Growth kinetics of gamma-prime precipitates in a directionally solidified eutectic, gamma/gamma-prime-delta  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A directionally solidified eutectic alloy (DSEA), of those viewed as potential candidates for the next generation of aircraft gas turbine blade materials, is studied for the gamma-prime growth kinetics, in the system Ni-Nb-Cr-Al, specifically: Ni-20 w/o Nb-6 w/o Cr-2.5 w/o Al gamma/gamma-prime-delta DSEA. Heat treatment, polishing and etching, and preparation for electron micrography are described, and the size distribution of gamma-prime phase following various anneals is plotted, along with gamma-prime growth kinetics in this specific DSEA, and the cube of gamma-prime particle size vs anneal time. Activation energies and coarsening kinetics are studied.

Tewari, S. N.

1976-01-01

444

Salt of the Early Earth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history of water on Earth in relation to the origin of life. Leading scientists contribute information about the significance of anaerobes, halophiles, methanogens, and the depositional environments of sedimentary rocks that hold Precambrian microfossils. They also suggest that we should extend our search to Mars.

2002-06-11

445

Crystal Structure of Rochelle Salt  

Microsoft Academic Search

WE have succeeded in finding approximate positions for all the atoms of Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate tetrahydrate) in the crystal structure. The unit cell has dimensions 11.93 A. × 14.30 A. × 6.17 A. (Z = 4), and the space group is P21212. The set of general positions expressing this symmetry is and the co-ordinates of the various atoms

C. A. Beevers; W. Hughes

1940-01-01

446

Mixing of zeolite powders and molten salt  

SciTech Connect

Transuranics and fission products in a molten salt can be incorporated into zeolite A by an ion exchange process and by a batch mixing or blending process. The zeolite is then mixed with glass and consolidated into a monolithic waste form for geologic disposal. Both processes require mixing of zeolite powders with molten salt at elevated temperatures (>700 K). Complete occlusion of salt and a uniform distribution of chloride and fission products are desired for incorporation of the powders into the final waste form. The relative effectiveness of the blending process was studied over a series of temperature, time, and composition profiles. The major criteria for determining the effectiveness of the mixing operations were the level and uniformity of residual free salt in the mixtures. High operating temperatures (>775 K) improved salt occlusion. Reducing the chloride levels in the mixture to below 80% of the full salt capacity of the zeolite significantly reduced the free salt level in the final product.

Pereira, C.; Zyryanov, V.N.; Lewis, M.A.; Ackerman, J.P.

1996-05-01

447

Bile salts as semiochemicals in fish.  

PubMed

Bile salts are potent olfactory stimuli in fishes; however the biological functions driving such sensitivity remain poorly understood. We provide an integrative review of bile salts as semiochemicals in fish. First, we present characteristics of bile salt str