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Sample records for one-dimensional coordination polymers

  1. Polymorphous One-Dimensional Tetrapyridylporphyrin Coordination Polymers Which Structurally Mimic Aryl Stacking Interactions

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    Krishnamohan Sharma, C. V.; Broker, Grant A.; Rogers, Robin D.

    2000-06-01

    Two polymorphic structures of rigid one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers, [(HgBr2)2TPyP] · 2(1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, TCE) (1A, 1B), have been isolated in which the 1D polymers adopt either stacking or herringbone (or T-shaped) geometries as observed for simple aromatic hydrocarbons. Polymorph 1A has a 1D polymeric structure with each HgBr2 tetrahedrally coordinated to a pyridyl moiety of two TPyP molecules. The 1D polymers in 1A are weakly cross-linked through long metal-halide bridges forming a 2D steplike sheet with each sheet stacked to form a continuous open porous structure. The 1D polymers in 1B adopt a T-shaped geometry such that the C-H groups of the pyrrole rings point toward the porphyrin cavity to maximize C-H ··· N or C-H ··· C interactions and the crest of the polymer (pyridyl-HgBr2-pyridyl moiety) interdigitates into the supramolecular cavities to form long, but significant Hg ··· Br interactions. Indeed, the cause of the stacked versus herringbone structures in 1A and 1B can be traced to the different possible secondary interactions between Br and Hg: edge-on in 1A and side-on in 1B. (This is in contrast to the electrostatic interactions leading to face-to-face versus hydrogen bonding in edge-to-face aromatic packing.) Polymorph 1A crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-1 with a=7.3653(9), b=12.920(2), and c=14.320(2) Å, α=72.218(2), β=81.858(3), and γ=79.505(3)°, V=1270.5(3) Å3, Dcalc=2.189 g cm-3, Z=1, and R=0.0672. Polymorph 1B is monoclinic, P21/c with a=15.2397(2), b=30.4642(5), and c=11.2657(1) Å, β=93.212(1)°, V=5222.06(12) Å3, Dcalc=2.131 g cm-3, Z=4, and R=0.0929.

  2. Two different one-dimensional Cd(II) halide coordination polymers constructed through bridging carboxylate ligands.

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    Hou, Xue-Li; Wang, Hui-Ting

    2015-11-01

    Two cadmium halide complexes, catena-poly[[chloridocadmium(II)]-di-μ-chlorido-[chloridocadmium(II)]-bis[μ2-4-(dimethylamino)pyridin-1-ium-1-acetate]-κ(3)O:O,O';κ(3)O,O':O], [CdCl2(C9H12N2O2)]n, (I), and catena-poly[1-cyanomethyl-1,4-diazoniabicyclo[2.2.2]octane [[dichloridocadmium(II)]-μ-oxalato-κ(4)O(1),O(2):O(1'),O(2')] monohydrate], {(C8H15N3)[CdCl2(C2O4)]·H2O}n, (II), were synthesized in aqueous solution. In (I), the Cd(II) cation is octahedrally coordinated by three O atoms from two carboxylate groups and by one terminal and two bridging chloride ligands. Neighbouring Cd(II) cations are linked together by chloride anions and bridging O atoms to form a one-dimensional zigzag chain. Hydrogen-bond interactions are involved in the formation of the two-dimensional network. In (II), each Cd(II) cation is octahedrally coordinated by four O atoms from two oxalic acid ligands and two terminal Cl(-) ligands. Neighbouring Cd(II) cations are linked together by oxalate groups to form a one-dimensional anionic chain, and the water molecules and organic cations are connected to this one-dimensional zigzag chain through hydrogen-bond interactions. PMID:26524171

  3. Coordination chemistry of 6-thioguanine derivatives with cobalt: toward formation of electrical conductive one-dimensional coordination polymers.

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    Amo-Ochoa, Pilar; Alexandre, Simone S; Hribesh, Samira; Galindo, Miguel A; Castillo, Oscar; Gómez-García, Carlos J; Pike, Andrew R; Soler, José M; Houlton, Andrew; Zamora, Félix; Harrington, Ross W; Clegg, William

    2013-05-01

    In this work we have synthetized and characterized by X-ray diffraction five cobalt complexes with 6-thioguanine (6-ThioGH), 6-thioguanosine (6-ThioGuoH), or 2'-deoxy-6-thioguanosine (2'-d-6-ThioGuoH) ligands. In all cases, these ligands coordinate to cobalt via N7 and S6 forming a chelate ring. However, independently of reagents ratio, 6-ThioGH provided monodimensional cobalt(II) coordination polymers, in which the 6-ThioG(-) acts as bridging ligand. However, for 2'-d-6-ThioGuoH and 6-ThioGuoH, the structure directing effect of the sugar residue gives rise to mononuclear cobalt complexes which form extensive H-bond interactions to generate 3D supramolecular networks. Furthermore, with 2'-d-6-ThioGuoH the cobalt ion remains in the divalent state, whereas with 6-ThioGuoH oxidation occurs and Co(III) is found. The electrical and magnetic properties of the coordination polymers isolated have been studied and the results discussed with the aid of DFT calculations, in the context of molecular wires. PMID:23594219

  4. The new one-dimensional coordination polymer catena-poly[[diaquasodium(I)]-μ-oxalato-[diaquairon(III)]-μ-oxalato].

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    Benhacine, Mohamed Al Amine; Hamadène, Malika; Bouacida, Sofiane; Merazig, Hocine

    2016-03-01

    The oxalate dianion is one of the most studied ligands and is capable of bridging two or more metal centres and creating inorganic polymers based on the assembly of metal polyhedra with a wide variety of one-, two- or three-dimensional extended structures. Yellow single crystals of a new mixed-metal oxalate, namely catena-poly[[diaquasodium(I)]-μ-oxalato-κ(4)O(1),O(2):O(1'),O(2')-[diaquairon(III)]-μ-oxalato-κ(4)O(1),O(2):O(1'),O(2')], [NaFe(C2O4)2(H2O)4]n, have been synthesized and the crystal structure elucidated by X-ray diffraction analysis. The compound crystallizes in the noncentrosymmetric space group I41 (Z = 4). The asymmetric unit contains one Na(I) and one Fe(III) atom lying on a fourfold symmetry axis, one μ2-bridging oxalate ligand and two aqua ligands. Each metal atom is surrounded by two chelating oxalate ligands and two equivalent water molecules. The structure consists of infinite one-dimensional chains of alternating FeO4(H2OW1)2 and NaO4(H2OW2)2 octahedra, bridged by oxalate ligands, parallel to the [100] and [010] directions, respectively. Because of the cis configuration and the μ2-coordination mode of the oxalate ligands, the chains run in a zigzag manner. This arrangement facilitates the formation of hydrogen bonds between neighbouring chains involving the H2O and oxalate ligands, leading to a two-dimensional framework. The structure of this new one-dimensional coordination polymer is shown to be unique among the A(I)M(III)(C2O4)2(H2O)n series. In addition, the absorption bands in the IR and UV-Visible regions and their assignments are in good agreement with the local symmetry of the oxalate ligand and the irregular environment of iron(III). The final product of the thermal decomposition of this precursor is the well-known ternary oxide NaFeO2. PMID:26942436

  5. Ultrasonic irradiation assisted syntheses of one-dimensional di(azido)-dipyridylamine Cu(II) coordination polymer nanoparticles.

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    Morsali, Ahmad; Monfared, Hassan Hosseini; Morsali, Ali; Janiak, Christoph

    2015-03-01

    The Cu(II) coordination polymer, [Cu(dpa)(N?)?]n (1), has been synthesized by the reaction of 2,2'-dipyridylamine (dpa) and a mixture of Cu(ClO?)?6H?O and sodium azide under ultrasonic irradiation. The products were characterized by infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The CuO nano particles were prepared from calcination of compound 1 at 873 K. The CuO nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This study demonstrates that sonochemistry is a suitable method for the preparation of coordination polymer nano-structures and that the calcination temperature can be an effective parameter to control the size of CuO nano-structures prepared by direct calcination of a coordination polymer. PMID:25164270

  6. One-dimensional Cu(II) coordination polymers containing C2h-symmetric 1,1':4',1''-terphenyl-3,3'-dicarboxylate linkers.

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    Kim, Hyun Chul; Gu, Ja Min; Huh, Seong; Yo, Chul Hyun; Kim, Youngmee

    2015-10-01

    Two new one-dimensional Cu(II) coordination polymers (CPs) containing the C2h-symmetric terphenyl-based dicarboxylate linker 1,1':4',1''-terphenyl-3,3'-dicarboxylate (3,3'-TPDC), namely catena-poly[[bis(dimethylamine-?N)copper(II)]-?-1,1':4',1''-terphenyl-3,3'-dicarboxylato-?(4)O,O':O'':O'''] monohydrate], {[Cu(C20H12O4)(C2H7N)2]H2O}n, (I), and catena-poly[[aquabis(dimethylamine-?N)copper(II)]-?-1,1':4',1''-terphenyl-3,3'-dicarboxylato-?(2)O(3):O(3')] monohydrate], {[Cu(C20H12O4)(C2H7N)2(H2O)]H2O}n, (II), were both obtained from two different methods of preparation: one reaction was performed in the presence of 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) as a potential pillar ligand and the other was carried out in the absence of the DABCO pillar. Both reactions afforded crystals of different colours, i.e. violet plates for (I) and blue needles for (II), both of which were analysed by X-ray crystallography. The 3,3'-TPDC bridging ligands coordinate the Cu(II) ions in asymmetric chelating modes in (I) and in monodenate binding modes in (II), forming one-dimensional chains in each case. Both coordination polymers contain two coordinated dimethylamine ligands in mutually trans positions, and there is an additional aqua ligand in (II). The solvent water molecules are involved in hydrogen bonds between the one-dimensional coordination polymer chains, forming a two-dimensional network in (I) and a three-dimensional network in (II). PMID:26422225

  7. A one-dimensional coordination polymer based on Cu3-oximato metallacrowns bridged by benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato ligands: structure and magnetic properties.

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    Croitor, Lilia; Coropceanu, Eduard B; Petuhov, Oleg; Krmer, Karl W; Baca, Svetlana G; Liu, Shi-Xia; Decurtins, Silvio; Fonari, Marina S

    2015-05-01

    A one-dimensional linear coordination polymer {[Cu3(?3-OH)(2-pyao)3(bdc)]6(H2O)}n () composed of trinuclear [Cu3(?3-OH)(2-pyao)3](2+) metallacrown cores bridged by bis-carboxylato linkers has been obtained by treatment of copper(ii) fluoride with pyridine-2-aldoxime (2-pyaoH) ligand and benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid (H2bdc). Magnetic susceptibility measurements show strong antiferromagnetic interactions between Cu(ii) centers within the trinuclear metallacrown core with J = -430 cm(-1). PMID:25823875

  8. Synthesis, crystal structures and luminescent properties of two one-dimensional cadmium(II) coordination polymers generated from polydentate Schiff-base ligand

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    Bai, Yan; Wang, Jun-Li; Dang, Dong-Bin; Zheng, Yan-Ning

    2012-11-01

    Two new one-dimensional coordination polymers {[CdL2(H2O)2](NO3)2(H2O)6}n (1) and {[CdLI2](H2O)(CH3OH)}n (2) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, elemental analysis, TG technique, XRPD and complete single crystal structure analyses, where L is bis(pyridin-4-ylmethylene)biphenyl-2,2'-dicarbohydrazide. The Cd(II) atom has a distorted octahedral coordination geometry with N4O2 donors from four ligands and two water molecules in 1 and a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry with NOI2 donors from two ligands and two I- anions in 2, respectively. Polymer 1 shows a 1D framework structure containing bimetallic 42-membered quadrangular ring units. The adjacent 1D chains are interacted forming a 3D supramolecular network structure through multiform hydrogen bond interactions. In comparison with 1, polymer 2 is a new rampart-type chain and each chain is interacted with each other through hydrogen bond interactions to lead a 2D layer. The luminescent properties of the polymers 1 and 2 were investigated in the solid state at room temperature.

  9. Synthesis, crystal structures and luminescent properties of two one-dimensional cadmium(II) coordination polymers generated from polydentate Schiff-base ligand.

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    Bai, Yan; Wang, Jun-Li; Dang, Dong-Bin; Zheng, Yan-Ning

    2012-11-01

    Two new one-dimensional coordination polymers {[CdL(2)(H(2)O)(2)](NO(3))(2)(H(2)O)(6)}(n) (1) and {[CdLI(2)](H(2)O)(CH(3)OH)}(n) (2) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, elemental analysis, TG technique, XRPD and complete single crystal structure analyses, where L is bis(pyridin-4-ylmethylene)biphenyl-2,2'-dicarbohydrazide. The Cd(II) atom has a distorted octahedral coordination geometry with N(4)O(2) donors from four ligands and two water molecules in 1 and a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry with NOI(2) donors from two ligands and two I(-) anions in 2, respectively. Polymer 1 shows a 1D framework structure containing bimetallic 42-membered quadrangular ring units. The adjacent 1D chains are interacted forming a 3D supramolecular network structure through multiform hydrogen bond interactions. In comparison with 1, polymer 2 is a new rampart-type chain and each chain is interacted with each other through hydrogen bond interactions to lead a 2D layer. The luminescent properties of the polymers 1 and 2 were investigated in the solid state at room temperature. PMID:22750344

  10. One-dimensional silver(I) coordination polymers containing cyclodiphosphazane, cis-{(o-MeOC(6)H(4)O)P(mu-N(t)Bu)}(2).

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    Chandrasekaran, P; Mague, Joel T; Balakrishna, Maravanji S

    2007-07-21

    The 1:1 reaction between the cyclodiphosphazane cis-{(o-MeOC(6)H(4)O)P(mu-N(t)Bu)}(2) (1) and AgOTf afforded one-dimensional Ag(I) coordination polymer [Ag{mu-OTf-kappaO,kappaO}{mu-(o-MeOC(6)H(4)O)P(mu-N(t)Bu)-kappaP,kappaP}(2)](infinity) (2) containing bridging cyclodiphosphazane and trifluoromethanesulfonate (OTf) ligands. The 2:1 reaction of and AgOTf leads to the formation of simple mononuclear complex [Ag{OTf-kappaO,kappaO}({(o-MeOC(6)H(4)O)P(mu-N(t)Bu)-kappaP}(2))(2)] (3) in quantitative yield. Reaction of 1 with AgCN produces a strain-free zig-zag coordination polymer [({(o-MeOC(6)H(4)O)P(mu-N(t)Bu)-kappaP,kappaP}(2))(2)Ag(NCAgCN)](infinity) (4) irrespective of reaction stoichiometry and conditions. In complexes 3 and 4 cyclodiphosphazanes coordinate to Ag(I) centers in a monodentate fashion. Single crystal structures were established for the Ag(I) polymers 2 and 4. PMID:17607411

  11. Two-dimensional Zn(II) and one-dimensional Co(II) coordination polymers based on benzene-1,4-dicarboxylate and pyridine ligands.

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    Zhou, Li Juan; Han, Chang Bao; Wang, Yu Ling

    2016-02-01

    Coordination polymers constructed from metal ions and organic ligands have attracted considerable attention owing to their diverse structural topologies and potential applications. Ligands containing carboxylate groups are among the most extensively studied because of their versatile coordination modes. Reactions of benzene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid (H2BDC) and pyridine (py) with Zn(II) or Co(II) yielded two new coordination polymers, namely, poly[(?4-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-?(4)O:O':O'':O''')(pyridine-?N)zinc(II)], [Zn(C8H4O2)(C5H5N)]n, (I), and catena-poly[aqua(?3-benzene-1,4-dicarboxylato-?(3)O:O':O'')bis(pyridine-?N)cobalt(II)], [Co(C8H4O2)(C5H5N)2(H2O)]n, (II). In compound (I), the Zn(II) cation is five-coordinated by four carboxylate O atoms from four BDC(2-) ligands and one pyridine N atom in a distorted square-pyramidal coordination geometry. Four carboxylate groups bridge two Zn(II) ions to form centrosymmetric paddle-wheel-like Zn2(?2-COO)4 units, which are linked by the benzene rings of the BDC(2-) ligands to generate a two-dimensional layered structure. The two-dimensional layer is extended into a three-dimensional supramolecular structure with the help of ?-? stacking interactions between the aromatic rings. Compound (II) has a one-dimensional double-chain structure based on Co2(?2-COO)2 units. The Co(II) cations are bridged by BDC(2-) ligands and are octahedrally coordinated by three carboxylate O atoms from three BDC(2-) ligands, one water O atom and two pyridine N atoms. Interchain O-H...O hydrogen-bonding interactions link these chains to form a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture. PMID:26846498

  12. One-dimensional coordination polymers from hexanuclear manganese carboxylate clusters featuring a {Mn(II)4Mn(III)2(mu4-O)2} core and spacer linkers.

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    Malaestean, Iurii L; Kravtsov, Victor Ch; Speldrich, Manfred; Dulcevscaia, Galina; Simonov, Yurii A; Lipkowski, Janusz; Ellern, Arkady; Baca, Svetlana G; Kgerler, Paul

    2010-09-01

    The bridging of hexanuclear mixed-valent carboxylate coordination clusters of the type [Mn(6)O(2)(O(2)CR)(10)] (R = CMe(3); CHMe(2)) featuring a {Mn(II)(4)Mn(III)(2)(mu(4)-O)(2)} core by geometrically rigid as well as flexible spacer ligands such as pyrazine (pyz), nicotinamide (na), or 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane (bpe) results exclusively in one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers. The formation of {[Mn(6)O(2)(O(2)CCMe(3))(10)(Me(3)CCO(2)H)(EtOH)(na)] x EtOH x H(2)O}(n) (1), {[Mn(6)O(2)(O(2)CCHMe(2))(10)(pyz)(3)] x H(2)O}(n) (2), and {[Mn(6)O(2)(O(2)CCHMe(2))(10)(Me(2)CHCO(2)H)(EtOH)(bpe)] x Me(2)CHCO(2)H}(n) (3) illustrates a surprising preference of the interlinked {Mn(6)} units toward 1D coordination chains. In the solid-state, the observed chain propagation axes are either colinear (1 and 3) or perpendicular (2), whereby crystal packing is further influenced by solvent molecules. Magnetic properties of these network compounds can be rationalized based on that the magnetism of discrete [Mn(6)O(2)(O(2)CR)(10)]-type coordination clusters with all-antiferromagnetic intramolecular exchange and weak antiferromagnetic intercluster coupling in 1, 2, and 3 follows the expected exchange coupling strength of the employed spacer linkers. PMID:20681621

  13. A new one-dimensional coordination polymer of 5-(1,3-dioxo-4,5,6,7-tetraphenylisoindolin-2-yl)isophthalic acid with manganese.

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    Wang, Jing; Jia, Chunmei; Feng, Xiao; Yuan, Wenbing

    2015-09-01

    The coordination polymer catena-poly[[(dimethylformamide-κO)[μ3-5-(1,3-dioxo-4,5,6,7-tetraphenylisoindolin-2-yl)isophthalato-κ(4)O(1),O(1'):O(3):O(3')](methanol-κO)manganese(III)] dimethylformamide monosolvate], {[Mn(C40H23NO6)(CH3OH)(C3H7NO)]·C3H7NO}n, has been synthesized from the reaction of 5-(1,3-dioxo-4,5,6,7-tetraphenylisoindolin-2-yl)isophthalic acid and manganese(II) acetate tetrahydrate in a glass tube at room temperature by solvent diffusion. The Mn(II) centre is hexacoordinated by two O atoms from one chelating carboxylate group, by two O atoms from two monodentate carboxylate groups and by one O atom each from a methanol and a dimethylformamide (DMF) ligand. The single-crystal structure crystallizes in the triclinic space group P\\overline{1}. Moreover, the coordination polymer shows one-dimensional 2-connected {0} uninodal chain networks, and free DMF molecules are connected to the chains by O-H···O hydrogen bonds. The thermogravimetric and photoluminescent properties of the compound have also been investigated. PMID:26322606

  14. Thermal, fluorescence, solution and structural studies of one-dimensional Ag I coordination polymer with Ag-Ag and Ag-? interactions

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    Akhbari, Kamran; Morsali, Ali; Zhu, Long-Guan

    2008-11-01

    [Ag 3(?-2-bpc) 3] n n/2H 2O (2-Hbpc = biphenyl-2-carboxylic acid) ( 1), a new rarely reported Ag I one-dimensional coordination polymer with Ag-Ag and Ag-? interactions, has been synthesized, characterized by elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy and its structure determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The thermal stability of compound 1 was studied by thermal gravimetric (TG) and differential thermal analyses (DTA). The single-crystal X-ray analysis of compound 1 shows that the complex consists of [Ag 3(?-2-bpc) 3] subunits containing of three different Ag environments. Solution- and solid-state luminescent spectra of the ligand 2-Hbpc and compound 1 indicate emission band with the maximum intensity at 360 and 370 nm upon excitation at 300 nm, respectively. The results of studies of the stoichiometry and formation of complex in DMF solution were found to be in support of their solid-state stoichiometry.

  15. Crystal structure of a one-dimensional coordination polymer of tin(IV) bromide with 1,4-dithiane

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    Reuter, Hans; Rwekamp-Krugley, Natalia; Imwalle, Marius; Keil, Simona; Reichelt, Martin

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, [SnBr4(C4H8S2)] {systematic name: catena-poly[[tetrabromidotin(IV)]-?-1,4-dithiane-?2 S:S?]}, represents the first 1,4-dithiane complex with tin as coordination centre. The asymmetric unit consist of half a formula unit with the tin(IV) atom at the centre of symmetry at 0,0,1/2 (Wyckoff symbol b) and a centrosymmetric 1,4-dithiane molecule with the centre of symmetry in 1/2,0,1 (Wyckoff symbol c). The tin(IV) atom is coordinated in a distorted octahedral manner by the four bromine atoms and two sulfur atoms of two 1,4-dithiane molecules in a trans-position. SnBr [mean value: 2.561?(5)?] and SnS distances [2.6546?(6)?] are in the typical range for octahedrally coordinated tin(IV) atoms and the dithiane molecule adopts a chair conformation. The one-dimensional polymeric chains propagate along the [101] direction with weak intermolecular Br?Br [3.5724?(4)?] between parallel chains and weak Br?H interactions [2.9442.993?] within the chains.

  16. The one-dimensional coordination polymer poly[tetra-kis-[(4-chloro-phen-yl)methanaminium] [cadmate-?-cyclo-hexa-phospho-rato

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    Abid, Sonia; Al-Deyab, S Salem; Rzaigui, Mohamed

    2011-11-01

    Cyclo-hexa-phospho-ric acid (P(6)O(18)H(6)) reacts with cadmium carbonate and 4-chloro-benzyl-amine (CBA) to give the mononuclear title complex, (C(7)H(9)ClN)(4)[Cd(P(6)O(18))](n), in which the Cd(II) atom, lying on an inversion centre, has an octa-hedral coordination built of six O atoms of two centrosymmetric P(6)O(18) rings. Each P(6)O(18) ligand acts as a bridge, linking two Cd(II) atoms and forming an anionic coordination polymer [Cd(P(6)O(18))(4-)](n) extending along [010]. Adjacent polymeric chains are connected through N-H?O and C-H?O hydrogen bonds, generating a three-dimensional supra-molecular network. PMID:22219791

  17. A novel one-dimensional manganese(II) coordination polymer containing both dicyanamide and pyrazinamide ligands: Synthesis, spectroscopic investigations, X-ray studies and evaluation of biological activities

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    Tabrizi, Leila; Chiniforoshan, Hossein; McArdle, Patrick

    2015-03-01

    A novel 1D coordination polymer {[Mn(μ1,5-dca)2(PZA)2](PZA)2}n, 1, has been synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The coordination mode of dicyanamide (dca) and pyrazinamide (PZA) ligands was inferred by IR spectroscopy. The compound 1 was evaluated for in vitro antimycobacterial and antitumor activities. It demonstrated better in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis than pyrazinamide and its MIC value was determined. Complex 1 was also screened for its in vitro antitumor activity towards LM3 and LP07 murine cancer cell lines. In addition, the antibacterial activity of complex 1 has been tested against Gram(+) and Gram(-) bacteria and it has shown promising broad range anti-bacterial activity.

  18. catena-Poly[[[(iminodiacetato-kappaO)silver(I)]-mu3-2-aminopyrimidine-kappa3N1:N2:N3] monohydrate]: a one-dimensional silver(I) coordination polymer with mixed ligands.

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    Sun, Di; Luo, Geng-Geng; Huang, Rong-Bin; Zhang, Na; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2009-08-01

    The title compound, {[Ag(C4H6NO4)(C4H5N3)].H2O}n, was synthesized by the reaction of silver(I) nitrate with 2-aminopyrimidine and iminodiacetic acid. X-ray analysis reveals that the crystal structure contains a one-dimensional ladder-like Ag(I) coordination polymer and that N-H...O and O-H...O hydrogen bonding results in a three-dimensional network. The Ag(I) centre is four-coordinated by three N atoms from three different 2-aminopyrimidine ligands and one O atom from one iminodiacetate ligand. Comparison of the structural features with previous findings suggests that the existence of a second ligand plays an important role in the construction of such polymer frameworks. PMID:19652307

  19. Syntheses, structures and magnetic properties of two one-dimensional coordination polymers of cobalt(II) and nickel(II) dicyanamide containing a tridentate N-donor Schiff base

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    Kundu, Subhasish; Roy, Subhasis; Bhar, Kishalay; Ghosh, Rajarshi; Lin, Chia-Her; Ribas, Joan; Ghosh, Barindra Kumar

    2013-04-01

    Two neutral one-dimensional coordination polymers of the type [M(L)(?1,5-dca)(dca)]n [M = Co (1), Ni (2); L = (N,N-diethyl,N'-(pyridin-2-yl)benzylidene)ethane-1,2-diamine; dca = dicyanamide] are isolated through single-pot reactions of a 1:1:2 M ratio of M(OAc)24H2O, L and Na(dca) in MeOH solution at room temperature and characterized on the basis of microanalyses, spectroscopic, thermal and other physicochemical results. X-ray structural study reveals that each metal(II) center in both compounds adopts a distorted octahedral geometry with an MN6 chromophore coordinated by three N atoms of the tridentate Schiff base (L) and three nitrile N atoms of one terminal and two single ?1,5 bridged dca units in a meridional alignment; each ?1,5 bridged dca unit connects other neighboring metal centers in a non-ending fashion affording a 1D chain. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements of 1 and 2 show weak antiferromagnetic interactions among the metal centers through ?1,5 dca bridges.

  20. Synthesis, structural characterization and thermal properties of a new copper(II) one-dimensional coordination polymer based on bridging N,N'-bis(2-hydroxybenzylidene)-2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diamine and dicyanamide ligands.

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    Hopa, Cigdem; Cokay, Ismail

    2016-02-01

    The design and synthesis of polymeric coordination compounds of 3d transition metals are of great interest in the search for functional materials. The coordination chemistry of the copper(II) ion is of interest currently due to potential applications in the areas of molecular biology and magnetochemistry. A novel coordination polymer of Cu(II) with bridging N,N'-bis(2-hydroxyphenyl)-2,2-dimethylpropane-1,3-diamine (H2L-DM) and dicyanamide (dca) ligands, catena-poly[[[μ2-2,2-dimethyl-N,N'-bis(2-oxidobenzylidene)propane-1,3-diamine-1:2κ(6)O,N,N',O':O,O']dicopper(II)]-di-μ-dicyanamido-1:2'κ(2)N(1):N(5);2:1'κ(2)N(1):N(5)], [Cu2(C19H20N2O2)(C2N3)2]n, has been synthesized and characterized by CHN elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, thermal analysis and X-ray single-crystal diffraction analysis. Structural studies show that the Cu(II) centres in the dimeric asymmetric unit adopt distorted square-pyramidal geometries, as confirmed by the Addison parameter (τ) values. The chelating characteristics of the L-DM(2-) ligand results in the formation of a Cu(II) dimer with a double phenolate bridge in the asymmetric unit. In the crystal, the dimeric units are further linked to adjacent dimeric units through μ1,5-dca bridges to produce one-dimensional polymeric chains. PMID:26846501

  1. One-dimensional mercury(II) halide coordination polymers of 3,6-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine ligand: Synthesis, crystal structure, spectroscopic and DFT studies

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    Saghatforoush, Lotfali; Khoshtarkib, Zeinab; Amani, Vahid; Bakhtiari, Akbar; Hakimi, Mohammad; Keypour, Hassan

    2016-01-01

    Three new coordination polymers, [Hg(?-bptz)X2]n (X=Cl (1), Br (2)) and [Hg2(?-bptz)(?-I)2I2]n (3) (bptz=3,6-bis(2-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine) were synthesized. X-ray structural analysis indicated that compounds 1 and 2 are composed of one-dimensional (1D) linear chains while the compound 3 has 1D stair-stepped structure. The electronic band structure along with density of states (DOS) calculated by the DFT method indicates that compound 1 and 2 are direct band gap semiconductors; however, compound 3 is an indirect semiconductor. The linear optical properties of the compounds are also calculated by DFT method. According to the DFT calculations, the observed emission band of the compounds in solid state is due to electron transfer from an excited bptz-?* state (CBs) to the top of VBs. 1H NMR spectra of the compounds indicate that, in solution phase, the compounds don't decompose completely. Thermal stability of the compounds is studied using TG, DTA methods.

  2. Luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers

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    Ma, L.; Evans, O.R.; Foxman, B.M.; Lin, W.

    1999-12-13

    One-dimensional lanthanide coordination polymers with the formula Ln(isonicotinate){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} (Ln = Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb; 1a-f) were synthesized by treating nitrate or perchlorate salts of Ln(III) with 4-pyridinecarboxaldehyde under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions. Single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction studies indicate that these lanthanide coordination polymers adopt two different structures. While Ce(III), Pr(III), and Nd(III) complexes adopt a chain structure with alternating Ln-(carboxylate){sub 2}-Ln and Ln-(carboxylate){sub 4}-Ln linkages, Sm(III), Eu(III), and Tb(III) complexes have a doubly carboxylate-bridged infinite-chain structure with one chelating carboxylate group on each metal center. In both structures, the lanthanide centers also bind to two water molecules to yield an eight-coordinate, square antiprismatic geometry. The pyridine nitrogen atoms of the isonicotinate groups do not coordinate to the metal centers in these lanthanide(III) complexes; instead, they direct the formation of Ln(III) coordination polymers via hydrogen bonding with coordinated water molecules. Photoluminescence measurements show that Tb(isonicotinate){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2} is highly emissive at room temperature with a quantum yield of {approximately}90%. These results indicate that highly luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers can be assembled using a combination of coordination and hydrogen bonds. Crystal data for 1a: monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}/c, a = 9.712(2) {angstrom}, b = 19.833(4) {angstrom}, c = 11.616(2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 111.89(3){degree}, Z = 4. Crystal data for 1f: monoclinic space group C2/c, a = 20.253(4) {angstrom}, b = 11.584(2) {angstrom}, c = 9.839(2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 115.64(3){degree}, Z = 8.

  3. Two-time distribution function in one-dimensional random directed polymers

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    Dotsenko, Victor

    2015-12-01

    The explicit expression for the two-time free energy distribution function in one-dimensional random directed polymers is derived in terms of the Bethe ansatz replica technique. It is shown that such type of the distribution function can be represented in the form of a generalized two-dimensional Fredholm determinant.

  4. Improving Brush Polymer Infrared One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals via Linear Polymer Additives

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    Macfarlane, Robert J.; Kim, Bongkeun; Lee, Byeongdu; Weitekamp, Raymond A.; Bates, Christopher M.; Lee, Siu Fung; Chang, Alice B.; Delaney, Kris T.; Fredrickson, Glen H.; Atwater, Harry A.; Grubbs, Robert H.

    2014-12-17

    Brush block copolymers (BBCPs) enable the rapid fabrication of self-assembled one-dimensional photonic crystals with photonic band gaps that are tunable in the UV-vis-IR, where the peak wavelength of reflection scales with the molecular weight of the BBCPs. Due to the difficulty in synthesizing very large BBCPs, the fidelity of the assembled lamellar nanostructures drastically erodes as the domains become large enough to reflect IR light, severely limiting their performance as optical filters. To overcome this challenge, short linear homopolymers are used to swell the arrays to ~180% of the initial domain spacing, allowing for photonic band gaps up to~1410 nm without significant opacity in the visible, demonstrating improved ordering of the arrays. Additionally, blending BBCPs with random copolymers enables functional groups to be incorporated into the BBCP array without attaching them directly to the BBCPs. The addition of short linear polymers to the BBCP arrays thus offers a facile means of improving the self-assembly and optical properties of these materials, as well as adding a route to achieving films with greater functionality and tailorability, without the need to develop or optimize the processing conditions for each new brush polymer synthesized.

  5. Polymer-loaded propagating modes on a one-dimensional photonic crystal

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    Han, Lu; Zhang, Douguo Chen, Yikai; Wang, Ruxue; Zhu, Liangfu; Wang, Pei; Ming, Hai; Lakowicz, Joseph R.; Badugu, Ramachandram

    2014-02-10

    We numerically and experimentally demonstrate that a polymer film-coated one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) can sustain transverse electric (TE) polarized modes without the limit of guided layer's thickness. Our results indicate that two propagating modes are existing inside the polymer film, the first one is the TE polarized Bloch surface wave, and the second one is the TE polarized guided mode. Here in, the evolution of these two modes with change in the polymer film thickness is presented. Our numerical simulation results are in well-agreement with the experimental data obtained using back focal plane imaging.

  6. Fluorescence excitation enhancement by Bloch surface wave in all-polymer one-dimensional photonic structure

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    Fornasari, L.; Floris, F.; Patrini, M.; Guizzetti, G.; Marabelli, F.; Canazza, G.; Comoretto, D.

    2014-08-04

    We demonstrate photoluminescence excitation enhancement in an all-polymer flexible one-dimensional photonic crystal structure capped with a fluorescent organic ultrathin film. When optical matching conditions between the excitation beam and the Bloch Surface Wave mode supported by the photonic structure are achieved, a ten times enhancement of the photoluminescence is observed. We notice that in these systems luminescence signal reinforcement is achieved by increasing the pump efficiency with no need of spectral resonance to the emission of the chosen fluorophore. All these features make these systems suitable candidates for easy, flexible, and cheap fluorescent sensing.

  7. Pseudo one-dimensional analysis of polymer electrolyte fuel cell cold-start

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    Mukherjee, Partha P; Mukundan, Rangachary; Borup, Rodney L; Wang, Yun; Mishlera, Jeff

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the electrochemical kinetics, oxygen transport, and solid water formation in polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) during cold start. Following [Yo Wang, J. Electrochem. Soc., 154 (2007) B1041-B1048], we develop a pseudo one-dimensional analysis, which enables the evaluation of the impact of ice volume fraction and temperature variations on cell performance during cold-start. The oxygen profile, starvation ice volume fraction, and relevant overpotentials are obtained. This study is valuable for studying the characteristics of PEFC cold-start.

  8. The crystal design of polar one-dimensional hydrogen-bonded copper coordination complexes.

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    Takahashi, Kiyonori; Hoshino, Norihisa; Takeda, Takashi; Satomi, Koichiro; Suzuki, Yasutaka; Noro, Shin-Ichiro; Nakamura, Takayoshi; Kawamata, Jun; Akutagawa, Tomoyuki

    2016-02-16

    Polar crystals exhibiting second-order harmonic generation (SHG) were designed by adjusting the intermolecular interactions of mononuclear Cu(ii) complexes in which one H2O, two pyridines (py), and two p-substituted benzoate (p-RBA) ligands (R = F, Cl, Br, I, CH3, and OCH3) were coordinated to a Cu(ii) ion, forming a penta-coordinated asymmetric [Cu(ii)(p-RBA)2(py)2(H2O)] mononuclear structure with a permanent dipole moment along the direction of the Cu-OH2 coordination axis. Each asymmetric [Cu(ii)(p-RBA)2(py)2(H2O)] complex formed a polar one-dimensional hydrogen-bonded chain, [Cu(ii)(p-RBA)2(py)2(H2O)]?, between the non-coordinated carboxylate oxygen atom of the p-RBA ligand and the hydrogen atom of the H2O molecule. The formation of a polar crystal depended on the arrangement of polar hydrogen-bonded chains; the parallel arrangement of each polar chain resulted in a polar crystal. The chemical design of the R group in the p-RBA ligand enabled tuning of the magnitude of the interchain interactions and crystal polarity; polar crystals were obtained using p-RBA ligands with R = Cl, Br, I, and OCH3. In contrast, apolar crystals were grown from complexes containing p-RBA ligands with R = F and CH3. In all crystals, a polar two-dimensional (2D) layer constructed from the parallel polar [Cu(ii)(p-RBA)2(py)2(H2O)]? chain arrangement was formed based on weak van der Waals C-H(-)O- interactions between the hydrogen atom of py and the carboxylate oxygen atom of the p-RBA ligand. Weak interlayer halogen (X)? and multipoint C-H? interactions played important roles in forming parallel arrangements of polar 2D layers and polar crystals, but there were no effective intermolecular interactions between the polar 2D layers in apolar [Cu(ii)(p-FBA)2(py)2(H2O)] and [Cu(ii)(p-CH3BA)2(py)2(H2O)] crystals. The magnitudes of the interlayer interactions in the polar crystals were larger than those in the apolar ones because of the effective intermolecular interactions. The SHG intensities of the four polar crystals were approximately 0.7 times larger than that of sucrose. PMID:26791265

  9. Quantum chemical investigation of meta-xylylene based one-dimensional polymer chain.

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    Pal, Arun K; Hansda, Shekhar; Datta, Sambhu N

    2015-03-12

    We have investigated unsubstituted and methyl substituted polyradical chains of meta-xylylene by using density functional theory-broken symmetry methodology (DFT-BS). Optimization of geometry in the high-spin and low-spin states have been done at B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) and M06-2X/6-31G(d,p) levels in unrestricted methodology. Single-point calculations on the high-spin optimized geometries have been done by using the 6-311G(d,p) basis set. Each polyradical has been found to be nonplanar with a high-spin ground state. Each has a coupling constant larger than thermal energy. For each group of polyradicals, the coupling constant has been found to exponentially decrease with increase in the number of phenylene groups. The B3LYP infinite chain limit has been estimated for both the unsubstituted and substituted polyradicals. The individual inter-radical-site coupling constants have been estimated for the triradicals and tetraradicals using HDVV Hamiltonian in ORCA 3.0.1 code. These are also generally large and positive, revealing a strong intersite ferromagnetic interaction. The intersite coupling constant too decreases with increasing distance between the radical centers. Finally, we have used CRYSTAL09 package for calculations on the infinitely long one-dimensional and periodic polyradical chains. The coupling constants estimated from the periodic calculations are quite large at about 500 cm(-1) and somewhat greater than the limiting values calculated for the polyradicals with an increasing number of phenylene groups. This happens as the individual polyradicals of increasing size progressively deviate from periodicity, and thereby lessens the strength of through-bond spin-spin coupling. The calculated band gap of ?4.5 eV indicates that the infinitely long one-dimensional chains must be ferromagnetic and electron insulators. PMID:25695126

  10. Anomalous enhancement in the infrared phonon intensity of a one-dimensional uneven peanut-shaped C60 polymer

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    Onoe, J.; Takashima, A.; Ono, S.; Shima, H.; Nishii, T.

    2012-05-01

    A one-dimensional (1D) uneven peanut-shaped C60 polymer formed from electron-beam (EB)-induced polymerization of C60 molecules showed an anomalous increase in two characteristic infrared (IR) peak intensities, which are respectively due to the radial and tangential motion of the 1D polymer, when compared to the IR peaks of pristine C60 films. This anomaly was analyzed on the basis of the vibrational van Hove singularity (VHS), using an extended thin-shell elastic model fully considering the effects of periodic radius modulation inherent to the 1D uneven peanut-shaped C60 polymer. We succeeded in explaining the enhancement in the tangential peak intensity by VHS, whereas the origin to cause that in the radial peak intensity is still unclear.

  11. Projection of the Dynamics of Electron Transfer Reaction in Dual Space onto the One-Dimensional Slower Reaction Coordinate Axis.

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    Patra, Aniket; Acharya, Kanagala Ajay; Samanta, Alok

    2015-08-27

    We have derived here for the first time an exact dynamical equation within the domain of classical mechanics for the time dependent density distribution function of one-dimensional reaction coordinate (RC) in the condensed phase for electron transfer reaction by projecting the dynamics of slower modes in multidimensional Liouville space starting with a given set of coordinates of the faster modes. After the faster modes were ensemble averaged, the dynamics of the whole system solely depends on the slower RC. To simplify the complicated equation into a tractable form, benchmark approximations are employed to reduce the formally exact equation into an equation similar to the Smoluchowski equation with a delocalized sink term. As a test case, a Hamiltonian for the solute-solvent system modeled by quadratic functions for fast-relaxing vibrational and slow-relaxing polarization modes, respectively, has been considered. Interestingly, our simplified kinetic equation corresponding to this model Hamiltonian is transformed into the well-known phenomenological Sumi-Marcus equation. PMID:26147074

  12. A Kamikaze Approach for Capturing Hg(2+) Ions through the Formation of a One-Dimensional Metal-Organometallic Polymer.

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    Rahaman, Sk Atiur; Roy, Biswajit; Mandal, Soumik; Bandyopadhyay, Subhajit

    2016-02-01

    Efficient uptake of Hg(2+) ions in mercury-resistant bacteria is attributed to the presence of cysteine thiolates in the Mer proteins. In this work, a pyridine-appended pyridine-fused imidazolyl-2-thione scaffold was used as a mimic for the cysteinyl residues for efficient binding of the Hg(2+) ions. In the presence of Hg(2+) ions, an aryl C-H bond of the ligand is activated. The sulfur and nitrogen donors on the other end of the ligand coordinate with a second Hg(2+) ion. This motif in the presence of acetate ions forms a one-dimensional polymeric crystalline network characterized by singal-crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The formation of this polymeric structure leads to efficient removal (∼99%) of Hg(2+) ions from aqueous solutions through an underexplored "kamikaze" approach involving a small-molecule ligand as a sacrificial agent for trapping the ion. PMID:26784576

  13. In situ single-crystal to single-crystal (SCSC) transformation of the one-dimensional polymer catena-poly[[diaqua(sulfato)copper(II)]-??-glycine] into the two-dimensional polymer poly[??-glycine-??-sulfato-copper(II)].

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    Stoeckli-Evans, Helen; Sereda, Olha; Neels, Antonia; Oguey, Sebastien; Ionescu, Catherine; Jacquier, Yvan

    2014-11-01

    The one-dimensional coordination polymer catena-poly[diaqua(sulfato-?O)copper(II)]-?2-glycine-?(2)O:O'], [Cu(SO4)(C2H5NO2)(H2O)2]n, (I), was synthesized by slow evaporation under vacuum of a saturated aqueous equimolar mixture of copper(II) sulfate and glycine. On heating the same blue crystal of this complex to 435?K in an oven, its aspect changed to a very pale blue and crystal structure analysis indicated that it had transformed into the two-dimensional coordination polymer poly[(?2-glycine-?(2)O:O')(?4-sulfato-?(4)O:O':O'':O'')copper(II)], [Cu(SO4)(C2H5NO2)]n, (II). In (I), the Cu(II) cation has a pentacoordinate square-pyramidal coordination environment. It is coordinated by two water molecules and two O atoms of bridging glycine carboxylate groups in the basal plane, and by a sulfate O atom in the apical position. In complex (II), the Cu(II) cation has an octahedral coordination environment. It is coordinated by four sulfate O atoms, one of which bridges two Cu(II) cations, and two O atoms of bridging glycine carboxylate groups. In the crystal structure of (I), the one-dimensional polymers, extending along [001], are linked via N-HO, O-HO and bifurcated N-HO,O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional framework. In the crystal structure of (II), the two-dimensional networks are linked via bifurcated N-HO,O hydrogen bonds involving the sulfate O atoms, forming a three-dimensional framework. In the crystal structures of both compounds, there are C-HO hydrogen bonds present, which reinforce the three-dimensional frameworks. PMID:25370107

  14. An innovative method for coordinate measuring machine one-dimensional self-calibration with simplified experimental process.

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    Fang, Cheng; Butler, David Lee

    2013-05-01

    In this paper, an innovative method for CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) self-calibration is proposed. In contrast to conventional CMM calibration that relies heavily on a high precision reference standard such as a laser interferometer, the proposed calibration method is based on a low-cost artefact which is fabricated with commercially available precision ball bearings. By optimizing the mathematical model and rearranging the data sampling positions, the experimental process and data analysis can be simplified. In mathematical expression, the samples can be minimized by eliminating the redundant equations among those configured by the experimental data array. The section lengths of the artefact are measured at arranged positions, with which an equation set can be configured to determine the measurement errors at the corresponding positions. With the proposed method, the equation set is short of one equation, which can be supplemented by either measuring the total length of the artefact with a higher-precision CMM or calibrating the single point error at the extreme position with a laser interferometer. In this paper, the latter is selected. With spline interpolation, the error compensation curve can be determined. To verify the proposed method, a simple calibration system was set up on a commercial CMM. Experimental results showed that with the error compensation curve uncertainty of the measurement can be reduced to 50%. PMID:23742585

  15. Mn4 single-molecule-magnet-based polymers of a one-dimensional helical chain and a three-dimensional network: syntheses, crystal structures, and magnetic properties.

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    Tsai, Hui-Lien; Yang, Chen-I; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Huang, Siang-Hua; Jhan, Siang-Yu; Liu, Ming-Hsuan; Lee, Gene-Hsiang

    2012-12-17

    Two Mn(4) single-molecule-magnet (SMM)-based coordination polymers, {[Mn(4)O(salox)(3)(N(3))(3)(DMF)(2)(H(2)O)(dpp)]0.5MeOH}(n) (10.5MeOH; H(2)salox = salicylaldoxime; dpp = 1,3-di-4-pyridylpropane; DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide) and {[Mn(4)O(Me-salox)(3)(N(3))(3)(dpp)(1.5)]1.5Et(2)O}(n) (21.5Et(2)O; Me-H(2)salox = hydroxyphenylethanone oxime), are self-assembled from Mn(ClO(4))(2)6H(2)O/H(2)salox and Mn(ClO(4))(2)6H(2)O/Me-H(2)salox systems with dpp and NaN(3) in DMF/MeOH, respectively. Both compounds comprise a mixed-valence tetranuclear manganese core, [Mn(II)Mn(III)(3)O](9+), which serves as a building unit for subsequent assembly via oximate and azido ligands. The flexible dpp ligand links with a Mn(4) unit, leading to the formation of a one-dimensional helical structure in 10.5MeOH and a three-dimensional pcu network in 21.5Et(2)O. The magnetic data analysis shows that antiferromagnetic interactions within the Mn(4) units resulted in S = (3)/(2) and (7)/(2) ground states for 10.5MeOH and 21.5Et(2)O, respectively. Both compounds show SMM behavior, as evidenced by frequency-dependent out-of-phase signals in alternating-current magnetic susceptibility and magnetic hysteresis loop studies with an energy barrier of U(eff) = 37 K for 21.5Et(2)O. PMID:23215243

  16. Anomaly in the electric resistivity of one-dimensional uneven peanut-shaped C60 polymer film at a low temperature

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    Ryuzaki, Soh; Onoe, Jun

    2014-03-01

    We performed in situ four-probe measurements of the current-voltage characteristics of one-dimensional (1D) uneven peanut-shaped C60 polymer films in the temperature range 30-350 K under ultrahigh vacuum conditions (2 10-7 Pa). Arrhenius plots of the film resistance with respect to temperature showed two different electron-conduction mechanisms. While electrons are conducted via a thermal excitation hopping at temperatures above 160 K, the resistivity of the 1D polymer film exhibits an anomalous behavior that becomes fluctuated at a given value in the temperature range 40-90 K and decreases at temperatures below 40 K.

  17. Anomaly in the electric resistivity of one-dimensional uneven peanut-shaped C{sub 60} polymer film at a low temperature

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    Ryuzaki, Soh; Onoe, Jun

    2014-03-17

    We performed in situ four-probe measurements of the current-voltage characteristics of one-dimensional (1D) uneven peanut-shaped C{sub 60} polymer films in the temperature range 30350?K under ultrahigh vacuum conditions (2??10{sup ?7}?Pa). Arrhenius plots of the film resistance with respect to temperature showed two different electron-conduction mechanisms. While electrons are conducted via a thermal excitation hopping at temperatures above 160?K, the resistivity of the 1D polymer film exhibits an anomalous behavior that becomes fluctuated at a given value in the temperature range 4090?K and decreases at temperatures below 40?K.

  18. Porphyrin coordination polymer nanospheres and nanorods

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    Wang, Zhongchun; Shelnutt, John A.; Medforth, Craig J.

    2012-12-04

    A porphyrin coordination polymer nanostructure comprising a network of pyridyl porphyrin molecules and coordinating metal ions coordinatively bound through the pyridyl groups. In some embodiments, the porphyrins are metalloporphyrins. A variety of nanostructures are formed by the network polymer, including nanospheres, polygonal nanostructures, nanorods, and nanofibers, depending on a variety of factors including coordination metal ion, porphyrin type, metal of the metalloporphyrin, and degree of agitation during nanostructure formation. Reduction of coordinating metal ions may be used to form metal nanoparticles on the coordination polymer nanostructure.

  19. Highly efficient semitransparent polymer solar cells with color rendering index approaching 100 using one-dimensional photonic crystal.

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    Yu, Wenjuan; Jia, Xu; Long, Yongbing; Shen, Liang; Liu, Yan; Guo, Wenbin; Ruan, Shengping

    2015-05-13

    Window application is the important aim for semitransparent solar cells (STPSC) investigation. Here, we demonstrate a method to achieve significantly improved color rendering index (CRI), depressed chromaticity difference (DC), and enhanced power conversion efficiency (PCE) simultaneously by introducing the one-dimensional photonic crystals (1DPCs) Bragg reflector structure onto the STPSC. The device performance is studied from aspects of color perception, electrical properties, and theoretical optical simulations. The STPSCs exhibit achromatic transparency nature color perceptions, especially for the STPSCs with 1DPCs (pairs ? 3) under AM 1.5G illumination light source, standard illuminant D65, and standard illuminant A. The excellent CRI is approaching 97 with lower DC about 0.0013 for the device with 5 pairs of 1DPC illumined by AM 1.5G illumination light source. At the same time, the PCE of STPSC devices with 5 pairs of 1DPC was improved from 4.87 0.14% to 5.31 0.13% compared to without. This method provides a facilitative approach to realizing excellent SPTSC window application. PMID:25854166

  20. Ordered alignment of a one-dimensional ?-conjugated nickel bis(dithiolene) complex polymer produced via interfacial reactions.

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    Matsuoka, Ryota; Sakamoto, Ryota; Kambe, Tetsuya; Takada, Kenji; Kusamoto, Tetsuro; Nishihara, Hiroshi

    2014-08-01

    A liquid-liquid interfacial synthesis using 1,2,4,5-benzenetetrathiol and nickel(II) ions produced a thin black film of a ?-conjugated polymer featuring the nickel bis(dithiolene) motif. Its ordered structure was not originally identified due to its amorphicity; however, it was observed to align regularly on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite substrate using scanning tunnelling microscopy. PMID:24777066

  1. In situ infrared spectroscopic and density-functional studies of the cross-linked structure of one-dimensional C{sub 60} polymer

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    Takashima, A.; Onoe, J.; Nishii, T.

    2010-08-15

    We have examined the infrared (IR) spectra of electron-beam (EB) irradiated C{sub 60} films, using in situ IR spectroscopy in the temperature range of 60-300 K. The irradiation-time evolution of the IR spectra shows that two highly intense new peaks finally appear around 565 and 1340 cm{sup -1} when the EB-induced C{sub 60} polymerization was saturated. To determine the cross-linked structure of the polymer explicitly, we have compared the IR spectra with theoretical spectra obtained from the cross-linked structure of all C{sub 120} stable isomers derived from the general Stone-Wales (GSW) rearrangement, using first-principles density-functional calculations. Since each C{sub 120} isomer has the same cross-linked structure as that of its corresponding one-dimensional (1D) C{sub 60} polymer, the IR modes obtained from the cross-linked structure of C{sub 120} are close to those obtained from the corresponding 1D polymer. Comparison between the experimental and theoretical IR spectra suggests that the 1D peanut-shaped C{sub 60} polymer has a cross-linked structure roughly similar to that of the P08 peanut-shaped C{sub 120} isomer.

  2. Structural flexibilities and gas adsorption properties of one-dimensional copper(II) polymers with paddle-wheel units by modification of benzoate ligands.

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    Takahashi, Kiyonori; Hoshino, Norihisa; Takeda, Takashi; Noro, Shin-Ichiro; Nakamura, Takayoshi; Takeda, Sadamu; Akutagawa, Tomoyuki

    2015-10-01

    CO2 and N2 gas adsorption/desorption properties of one-dimensional copper(II) polymers with paddle-wheel units [Cu(II)2(p-XBA)4(pyrazine)]? were successfully controlled through the tuning of interchain interactions by modification of para-substituent X groups on the benzoate (BA) ligands (X = Cl, Br, I, and OCH3). Although none of the four crystals had sufficient void space to integrate the crystallization solvents, gate-opening gas adsorption and desorption behaviors coupled with structural phase transitions were observed for CO2 (T = 195 K) and N2 (T = 77 K), with differences depending on the precise substituent. van der Waals interchain interactions, specifically ??, halogen?, and C-H? contacts, were dominant in forming the crystal lattice; their magnitude was associated with gate-opening pressure and hysteresis behaviors. Both the type and magnitude of the interactions were evaluated by Hirshfeld surface analysis, which indicated that structural flexibility decreased as larger halogen atoms were included. Overall, weak interchain interaction and structural flexibility generated new void spaces to adsorb CO2 and N2 gases. PMID:26381225

  3. Modular Synthesis of Functional Nanoscale Coordination Polymers

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    Lin, Wenbin; Rieter, William J.; Taylor, Kathryn M. L.

    2013-01-01

    The coordination-directed assembly of metal ions and organic bridging ligands has afforded a variety of bulk-scale hybrid materials with promising characteristics for a number of practical applications, such as gas storage and heterogeneous catalysis. Recently, so-called coordination polymers have emerged as a new class of hybrid nanomaterials. Herein, we highlight advances in the syntheses of both amorphous and crystalline nanoscale coordination polymers. We also illustrate how scaling down these materials to the nano-regime has enabled their use in a broad range of applications including catalysis, spin-crossover, templating, biosensing, biomedical imaging, and anticancer drug delivery. These results underscore the exciting opportunities of developing next-generation functional nanomaterials based on molecular components. PMID:19065692

  4. Solvothermal Subcomponent Self-Assembly of Cubic Metal-Imidazolate Cages and Their Coordination Polymers.

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    Luo, Dong; Zhou, Xiao-Ping; Li, Dan

    2015-11-16

    A series of Ni-imidazolate cubic cages, one-dimensional and two-dimensional coordination polymers based on the cubic cages, have been prepared by solvothermal subcomponent self-assembly of 5-methyl-4-formylimidazole, m-xylylenediamine, and Ni(II) salts with varied anions. These compounds have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffractions, elemental analysis, IR spectra, and powder X-ray diffractions. The formation of an oligomerized coordination cage or an infinite coordination polymer depends on the anions chosen. An oligomerized 8-nuclear Ni-imidazolate cubic cage is formed when the anion Cl(-), Br(-), I(-), SCN(-), NO2(-), or NO3(-) is utilized in the reactions, and a two-dimensional coordination polymer based on the Ni-imidazolate cubic cage will be obtained when N3(-), (CN)2N(-), or (CN)3C(-) act as the anions. When only ClO4(-) or both ClO4(-) and [Ni(C4N2S2)2](2-) (C4N2S2 = dimercaptomaleonitrile) as anions exist in the reaction mixture, a ladder-like one-dimensional coordination polymer based on the Ni-imidazolate cubic cage and formate is formed unpredictably. PMID:26513448

  5. Room temperature synthesis of a Zn(II) metal-organic coordination polymer for dye removal

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    Abbasi, Alireza; Gharib, Maniya; Najafi, Mahnaz; Janczak, Jan

    2016-03-01

    A new one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymer, [Zn(4,4‧-bpy)(H2O)4](ADC)·4H2O (1) (4,4‧-bpy=4,4‧-bipyridine and H2ADC=acetylenedicarboxylic acid), was synthesized at room temperature. The crystal structure of the coordination polymer was determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compound 1 was also characterized by FT-IR, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The catalytic activity of 1 was evaluated in the color removal of Bismarck brown as a representative of dye pollutant in water under mild conditions. Coordination polymer 1 exhibited good catalytic activity and stability in the decolorization of Bismarck brown and could be easily recovered and reused for at least three cycles.

  6. One-Dimensionality and Whiteness

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    Calderon, Dolores

    2006-01-01

    This article is a theoretical discussion that links Marcuse's concept of one-dimensional society and the Great Refusal with critical race theory in order to achieve a more robust interrogation of whiteness. The author argues that in the context of the United States, the one-dimensionality that Marcuse condemns in "One-Dimensional Man" is best

  7. Synthesis, crystal structure and luminescence properties of lanthanide coordination polymers with a new semirigid bridging thenylsalicylamide ligand

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    Song, Xue-Qin Wang, Li; Zhao, Meng-Meng; Wang, Xiao-Run; Peng, Yun-Qiao; Cheng, Guo-Quan

    2013-09-15

    Two new lanthanide coordination polymers based on a semirigid bridging thenylsalicylamide ligand ([Ln{sub 2}L{sub 3}(NO{sub 3}){sub 6}](C{sub 4}H{sub 8}O{sub 2}){sub 2}){sub ?} were obtained and characterized by elemental analysis, X-ray diffraction, IR and TGA measurements. The two compounds are isostructure and possess one dimensional trapezoid ladder-like chain built up from the connection of isolated LnO{sub 3}(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} polyhedra (distorted monocapped antisquare prism) through the ligand. The photoluminescence analysis suggest that there is an efficient ligand-to-Ln(III) energy transfer in Tb(III) complex and the ligand is an efficient antenna for Tb(III). From a more general perspective, the results demonstrated herein provide the possibility of controlling the formation of the desired lanthanide coordination structure to enrich the crystal engineering strategy and enlarge the arsenal for developing excellent luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers. - Graphical abstract: We present herein one dimensional lanthanide coordination polymers of a new semirigid exo-bidentate ligand which not only display interesting structures but also possess strong luminescence properties. Display Omitted - Highlights: We present lanthanide coordination polymers of a new semirigid exo-bidentate ligand. The lanthanide coordination polymers exhibit interesting structures. The luminescent properties of Tb(III) complexes are discussed in detail.

  8. Synthesis, spectral, X-ray diffraction and thermal studies of new ZnII-pyrazine coordination polymers

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    Marandi, Farzin

    2014-02-01

    Two new zinc(II) coordination polymers with a ?-diketone and N-donor ancillary ligands, [Zn(pyz)(ttfa)2]n (1) and [Zn(pyz)(btfa)2]n (2), (Httfa = 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone, Hbtfa = benzoyltrifluoroacetone and pyz = pyrazine), have been prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopy, and studied by thermal gravimetric analysis as well as single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal and molecular structures of 1 and 2 have been solved by X-ray diffraction and they turned out to be one-dimensional polymers with linear dispositions of the metal atoms. These one-dimensional polymers are further connected to form a 3D supramolecular network by CH⋯? (only in 1), CH⋯F, ?-? and interesting H⋯H (only in 2) interactions.

  9. Photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite materials: Photoresponse region extension and quantum yields enhancement via the loading of PANI nanofibers on surface of coordination polymer

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    Cui, Zhongping; Qi, Ji; Xu, Xinxin; Liu, Lu; Wang, Yi

    2013-09-01

    To enhance photocatalytic property of coordination polymer in visible light region, polyaniline (PANI) loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst was synthesized through in-situ chemical oxidation of aniline on the surface of coordination polymer. The photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material for degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) was investigated. Compared with pure coordination polymer photocatalyst, which can decompose RhB merely under UV light irradiation, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst displays more excellent photocatalytic activity in visible light region. Furthermore, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst exhibits outstanding stability during the degradation of RhB.

  10. Two different anionic manganese(II) coordination polymers constructed through dicyanamide coordination bridges.

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    Wang, Hui Ting

    2015-10-01

    In order to explore new metal coordination polymers and to search for new types of ferroelectrics among hybrid coordination polymers, two manganese dicyanamide complexes, poly[tetramethylammonium [di-?3-dicyanamido-?(6)N(1):N(3):N(5)-tri-?2-dicyanamido-?(6)N(1):N(5)-dimanganese(II)

  11. Proton-Conducting Magnetic Coordination Polymers.

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    Biswas, Soumava; Jena, Himanshu Sekhar; Sanda, Suresh; Konar, Sanjit

    2015-09-21

    Three isostructural lanthanide-based two- dimensional coordination polymers (CPs) {[Ln2(L)3(H2O)2]n⋅2n CH3OH)⋅2n H2O} (Ln=Gd(3+) (1), Tb(3+) (2), Dy(3+) (3); H2L=cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylic acid) were synthesized by using a low molecular weight dicarboxylate ligand and characterized. Single-crystal structure analysis showed that in complexes 1-3 lanthanide centers are connected by μ3-bridging cyclobutanedicarboxylate ligands along the c axis to form a rod-shaped infinite 1D coordination chain, which is further linked with nearby chains by μ4-connected cyclobutanedicarboxylate ligands to form 2D CPs in the bc plane. Viewing the packing of the complexes down the b axis reveals that the lattice methanol molecules are located in the interlayer space between the adjacent 2D layers and form H-bonds with lattice and coordinated water molecules to form 1D chains. Magnetic properties of complexes 1-3 were thoroughly investigated. Complex 1 exhibits dominant ferromagnetic interaction between two nearby gadolinium centers and also acts as a cryogenic magnetic refrigerant having a significant magnetic entropy change of -ΔSm=32.8 J kg(-1) K(-1) for ΔH=7 T at 4 K (calculated from isothermal magnetization data). Complex 3 shows slow relaxation of magnetization below 10 K. Impedance analysis revealed that the complexes show humidity-dependent proton conductivity (σ=1.5×10(-5) S cm(-1) for 1, σ=2.07×10(-4) S cm(-1) for 2, and σ=1.1×10(-3) S cm(-1) for 3) at elevated temperature (>75 °C). They retain the conductivity for up to 10 h at high temperature and high humidity. Furthermore, the proton conductivity results were correlated with the number of water molecules from the water-vapor adsorption measurements. Water-vapor adsorption studies showed hysteretic and two-step water vapor adsorption (182,000 μL g(-1) for 1, 184,000 μL g(-1) for 2, and 1,874,000 μL g(-1) for 3) in the experimental pressure range. Simulation of water-vapor adsorption by the Monte Carlo method (for 1) confirmed the high density of adsorbed water molecules, preferentially in the interlayer space between the 2D layers. PMID:26274020

  12. Self-consistent field theory of tethered polymers: One dimensional, three dimensional, strong stretching theories and the effects of excluded-volume-only interactions

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    Suo, Tongchuan Whitmore, Mark D.

    2014-11-28

    We examine end-tethered polymers in good solvents, using one- and three-dimensional self-consistent field theory, and strong stretching theories. We also discuss different tethering scenarios, namely, mobile tethers, fixed but random ones, and fixed but ordered ones, and the effects and important limitations of including only binary interactions (excluded volume terms). We find that there is a mushroom regime in which the layer thickness is independent of the tethering density, ?, for systems with ordered tethers, but we argue that there is no such plateau for mobile or disordered anchors, nor is there one in the 1D theory. In the other limit of brushes, all approaches predict that the layer thickness scales linearly with N. However, the ?{sup 1/3} scaling is a result of keeping only excluded volume interactions: when the full potential is included, the dependence is faster and more complicated than ?{sup 1/3}. In fact, there does not appear to be any regime in which the layer thickness scales in the combination N?{sup 1/3}. We also compare the results for two different solvents with each other, and with earlier ? solvent results.

  13. Self-consistent field theory of tethered polymers: One dimensional, three dimensional, strong stretching theories and the effects of excluded-volume-only interactions

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    Suo, Tongchuan; Whitmore, Mark D.

    2014-11-01

    We examine end-tethered polymers in good solvents, using one- and three-dimensional self-consistent field theory, and strong stretching theories. We also discuss different tethering scenarios, namely, mobile tethers, fixed but random ones, and fixed but ordered ones, and the effects and important limitations of including only binary interactions (excluded volume terms). We find that there is a "mushroom" regime in which the layer thickness is independent of the tethering density, ?, for systems with ordered tethers, but we argue that there is no such plateau for mobile or disordered anchors, nor is there one in the 1D theory. In the other limit of brushes, all approaches predict that the layer thickness scales linearly with N. However, the ?1/3 scaling is a result of keeping only excluded volume interactions: when the full potential is included, the dependence is faster and more complicated than ?1/3. In fact, there does not appear to be any regime in which the layer thickness scales in the combination N?1/3. We also compare the results for two different solvents with each other, and with earlier ? solvent results.

  14. Coordination polymer nanobelts for nucleic acid detection.

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    Luo, Yonglan; Liao, Fang; Lu, Wenbo; Chang, Guohui; Sun, Xuping

    2011-05-13

    Herein, coordination polymer nanobelts (CPNBs) were prepared rapidly and on a large scale, by directly mixing aqueous AgNO(3) solution and an ethanol solution of 4, 4'-bipyridine at room temperature. The application of such CPNBs as a fluorescent sensing platform for nucleic acid detection was further explored. CPNB is a π-rich structure, the strong π-π stacking interactions between unpaired DNA bases and CPNB leads to adsorption of fluorescently labeled single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) accompanied by 66% fluorescence quenching. However, the presence of target ssDNA will hybridize with the probe. The resultant helix cannot be adsorbed by CPNB due to its rigid conformation and the absence of unpaired DNA bases. Thus, a significant fluorescence enhancement, 73% fluorescence recovery, was observed in DNA detection as long as the target exists. The present system has excellent sensitivity; a substantial fluorescence enhancement was observed when the concentration of the target was as low as 5 nM. It also exhibits outstanding discrimination ability down to a single-base mismatch. PMID:21430328

  15. Coordination polymers from a highly flexible alkyldiamine-derived ligand: structure, magnetism and gas adsorption studies.

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    Hawes, Chris S; Chilton, Nicholas F; Moubaraki, Boujemaa; Knowles, Gregory P; Chaffee, Alan L; Murray, Keith S; Batten, Stuart R; Turner, David R

    2015-10-28

    The synthesis and structural, magnetic and gas adsorption properties of a series of coordination polymer materials prepared from a new, highly flexible and internally functional tetrakis-carboxybenzyl ligand H4L derived from 1,2-diaminoethane have been examined. The compound poly-[Ni3(HL)2(OH2)4]2DMF2H2O 1, a two-dimensional coordination polymer, contains aqua- and carboxylato-bridged trinuclear Ni(II) clusters, the magnetic behaviour of which can be well described through experimental fitting and ab initio modelling to a ferromagnetically coupled trimer with a positive axial zero-field splitting parameter D. Compound poly-[Zn2L]2DMF3H2O 2, a three-dimensional coordination polymer displaying frl topology, contains large and well-defined solvent channels, which are shown to collapse on solvent exchange or drying. Compound poly-[Zn2(L)(DMSO)4]3DMSO3H2O 3, a highly solvated two-dimensional coordination polymer, displayed poor stability characteristics, however a structurally related material poly-[Zn2(L)(bpe)(DMSO)2]DMSO3H2O 4 was prepared under similar synthetic conditions by including the 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene bpe co-ligand. Compound 4, containing small one-dimensional solvent channels, shows excellent structural resilience to solvent exchange and evacuation, and the evacuated material displays selective adsorption of CO2 over N2 at 273 K in the pressure range 0-1 atm. Each of the coordination polymers displays subtle differences in the conformation and binding mode of the ligand species, with switching between two distinct conformers (X-shaped and H-shaped), as well as a variable protonation state of the central core, with significant effects on the resulting network structures and physical properties of the materials. PMID:26223788

  16. Nanoscale coordination polymers for anticancer drug delivery

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    Phillips, Rachel Huxford

    This dissertation reports the synthesis and characterization of nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs) for anticancer drug delivery. Nanoparticles have been explored in order to address the limitations of small molecule chemotherapeutics. NCPs have been investigated as drug delivery vehicles as they can exhibit the same beneficial properties as the bulk metal-organic frameworks as well as interesting characteristics that are unique to nanomaterials. Gd-MTX (MTX = methotrexate) NCPs with a MTX loading of 71.6 wt% were synthesized and stabilized by encapsulation within a lipid bilayer containing anisamide (AA), a small molecule that targets sigma receptors which are overexpressed in many cancer tissues. Functionalization with AA allows for targeted delivery and controlled release to cancer cells, as shown by enhanced efficacy against leukemia cells. The NCPs were doped with Ru(bpy)32+ (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine), and this formulation was utilized as an optical imaging agent by confocal microscopy. NCPs containing the chemotherapeutic pemetrexed (PMX) were synthesized using different binding metals. Zr-based materials could not be stabilized by encapsulation with a lipid bilayer, and Gd-based materials showed that PMX had degraded during synthesis. However, Hf-based NCPs containing 19.7 wt% PMX were stabilized by a lipid coating and showed in vitro efficacy against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines. Enhanced efficacy was observed for formulations containing AA. Additionally, NCP formulations containing the cisplatin prodrug disuccinatocisplatin were prepared; one of these formulations could be stabilized by encapsulation within a lipid layer. Coating with a lipid layer doped with AA rendered this formulation an active targeting agent. The resulting formulation proved more potent than free cisplatin in NSCLC cell lines. Improved NCP uptake was demonstrated by confocal microscopy and competitive binding assays. Finally, a Pt(IV) oxaliplatin prodrug was synthesized and incorporated in different NCPs using various binding metals. A moderate drug loading of 44.9 wt% was determined for Zr-based NCPs. This drug loading, along with a diameter less than 200 nm, make these particles promising candidates for further stabilization via lipid encapsulation.

  17. Photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite materials: Photoresponse region extension and quantum yields enhancement via the loading of PANI nanofibers on surface of coordination polymer

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    Cui, Zhongping; Qi, Ji; Xu, Xinxin Liu, Lu; Wang, Yi

    2013-09-15

    To enhance photocatalytic property of coordination polymer in visible light region, polyaniline (PANI) loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst was synthesized through in-situ chemical oxidation of aniline on the surface of coordination polymer. The photocatalytic activity of PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material for degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) was investigated. Compared with pure coordination polymer photocatalyst, which can decompose RhB merely under UV light irradiation, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst displays more excellent photocatalytic activity in visible light region. Furthermore, PANI loaded coordination polymer photocatalyst exhibits outstanding stability during the degradation of RhB. - Graphical abstract: PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material, which displays excellent photocatalytic activity under visible light was firstly synthesized through in-situ chemical oxidation of aniline on surface of coordination polymer. Display Omitted - Highlights: • This PANI loaded coordination polymer composite material represents the first conductive polymer loaded coordination polymer composite material. • PANI/coordination polymer composite material displays more excellent photocatalytic activity for the degradation of MO in visible light region. • The “combination” of coordination polymer and PANI will enable us to design high-activity, high-stability and visible light driven photocatalyst in the future.

  18. Crystal structures and luminescent properties of lanthanide nitrate coordination polymers with structurally related amide type bridging podands

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    Wang, Qing; Yan, Xuhuan; Zhang, Hongrui; Liu, Weisheng; Tang, Yu; Tan, Minyu

    2011-01-15

    A one-dimensional linear chain coordination polymer [ErL{sup I}(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}(CH{sub 3}CO{sub 2}Et)]{sub n} (L{sup I}=1,2-bis{l_brace}[(2'-furfurylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]methyl{r_brace}benzene) and a one-dimensional zig-zag coordination polymer {l_brace}[TbL{sup II}(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O)].(H{sub 2}O){r_brace}{sub n} (L{sup II}=1,2-bis{l_brace}[2'-(2-pyridylmethylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]methyl{r_brace}benzene) were assembled by two structurally related bridging podands L{sup I} and L{sup II} which have uniform skeleton and different terminal groups. In {l_brace}[TbL{sup II}(NO{sub 3}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O)].(H{sub 2}O){r_brace}{sub n}, the neutral chains were linked by the hydrogen bonding interactions between the free and coordinated water molecules from two different directions to interpenetrate into a 3D supramolecular structure. At the same time, the luminescent properties of the solid Tb(III) nitrate complexes of these podands were investigated at room temperature. The lowest triplet state energy levels T{sub 1} of the podands L{sup I} and L{sup II} indicate that the triplet state energy levels of the antennae are both above the lowest excited resonance level of {sup 5}D{sub 4} of Tb{sup 3+} ion. Thus the absorbed energy could be transferred from ligands to the central Tb{sup 3+} ions. And the influence of the hydrogen bonding on the luminescence efficiencies of the coordination polymers was also discussed. -- Graphical Abstract: Two one-dimensional lanthanide coordination polymers were assembled by two structurally related bridging podands, and the effects of the structures on luminescent properties of the solid Tb(III) nitrate complexes were investigated. Display Omitted Research highlights: > Two structurally related amide type bridging ligands were designed and synthesized. > Two one dimensional lanthanide nitrate coordination polymers were obtained. > The structure effects on luminescent properties of the terbium complexes were discussed.

  19. One- and three-dimensional silver(I)-5-sulfosalicylate coordination polymers having ligand-supported and unsupported argentophilic interactions

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    Arıcı, Mürsel; Yeşilel, Okan Zafer; Yeşilöz, Yeşim; Şahin, Onur

    2014-12-15

    Four new coordination polymers, namely, (Hemim·[Ag(Hssa)(H{sub 2}O)]){sub n} (1), ([Ag(ina){sub 2} Ag(Hssa)]·CH{sub 3}OH·H{sub 2}O){sub n} (2), ([Ag{sub 2}(Hssa)(dmp){sub 1.5}]·2H{sub 2}O){sub n} (3) and [Ag{sub 2}(Hssa)(daoc)]{sub n} (4) (Hssa: 5-Sulfosalicylate, emim: 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole, ina: isonicotinamide, dmp: 2,5-dimethylpyrazine and daoc: 1,8-diaminooctane) were synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermal analysis techniques. Complexes 1 and 2 are one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers while complexes 3 and 4 are three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. Complex 3 consists of three dimensional (3D) 3,3,6-c net with 3,3,6T37 topology. Complex 4 exhibits a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with tfc topology. Complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. Photoluminescence spectra of the complexes demonstrate that photoluminescent properties may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand. - Graphical abstract: In this study, four new Ag(I)-coordination polymers with 5-sulfosalicylate and some N-donor ligands were synthesized and characterized. Complexes 1 and 2 are one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers while complexes 3 and 4 are three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers. Complex 3 consists of three dimensional (3D) 3,3,6-c net with 3,3,6T37 topology. Complex 4 exhibits a 2-fold interpenetrating 3D framework with tfc topology. The complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. Photoluminescence spectra of the complexes demonstrated that photoluminescent properties may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand. - Highlights: • Four novel Ag(I)-coordination polymers with 5-sulfosalicylate and N-donor ligands. • Complexes 1–4 contain ligand-supported (1–3) and unsupported (4) argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. • Photoluminescent properties of the complexes may be attributed to intraligand transition of coordinated Hssa ligand.

  20. Synthesis of Nanoscale Coordination Polymers in Femtoliter Reactors on Surfaces.

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    Guardingo, Mireia; González-Monje, Pablo; Novio, Fernando; Bellido, Elena; Busqué, Félix; Molnár, Gábor; Bousseksou, Azzedine; Ruiz-Molina, Daniel

    2016-03-22

    In the present work, AFM-assisted lithography was used to perform the synthesis of a coordination polymer inside femtoliter droplets deposited on surfaces. For this, solutions of the metal salt and the organic ligand were independently transferred to adjacent tips of the same AFM probe array and were sequentially delivered on the same position of the surface, creating femtoliter-sized reaction vessels where the coordination reaction and particle growth occurred. Alternatively, the two reagents were mixed in the cantilever array by loading an excess of the inks, and transferred to the surface immediately after, before the precipitation of the coordination polymer took place. The in situ synthesis allowed the reproducible obtaining of round-shaped coordination polymer nanostructures with control over their XY positioning on the surface, as characterized by microscopy and spectroscopy techniques. PMID:26839077

  1. One-Dimensional Heat Conduction

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    1992-03-09

    ICARUS-LLNL was developed to solve one-dimensional planar, cylindrical, or spherical conduction heat transfer problems. The IBM PC version is a family of programs including ICARUSB, an interactive BASIC heat conduction program; ICARUSF, a FORTRAN heat conduction program; PREICAR, a BASIC preprocessor for ICARUSF; and PLOTIC and CPLOTIC, interpretive BASIC and compiler BASIC plot postprocessor programs. Both ICARUSB and ICARUSF account for multiple material regions and complex boundary conditions, such as convection or radiation. In addition,more » ICARUSF accounts for temperature-dependent material properties and time or temperature-dependent boundary conditions. PREICAR is a user-friendly preprocessor used to generate or modify ICARUSF input data. PLOTIC and CPLOTIC generate plots of the temperature or heat flux profile at specified times, plots of the variation of temperature or heat flux with time at selected nodes, or plots of the solution grid. First developed in 1974 to allow easy modeling of complex one-dimensional systems, its original application was in the nuclear explosive testing program. Since then it has undergone extensive revision and been applied to problems dealing with laser fusion target fabrication, heat loads on underground tests, magnetic fusion switching tube anodes, and nuclear waste isolation canisters.« less

  2. Preparation of Highly Porous Coordination Polymer Coatings on Macroporous Polymer Monoliths for Enhanced Enrichment of Phosphopeptides.

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    Lamprou, Alexandros; Wang, Hongxia; Saeed, Adeela; Svec, Frantisek; Britt, David; Maya, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    We describe a protocol for the preparation of hybrid materials based on highly porous coordination polymer coatings on the internal surface of macroporous polymer monoliths. The developed approach is based on the preparation of a macroporous polymer containing carboxylic acid functional groups and the subsequent step-by-step solution-based controlled growth of a layer of a porous coordination polymer on the surface of the pores of the polymer monolith. The prepared metal-organic polymer hybrid has a high specific micropore surface area. The amount of iron(III) sites is enhanced through metal-organic coordination on the surface of the pores of the functional polymer support. The increase of metal sites is related to the number of iterations of the coating process. The developed preparation scheme is easily adapted to a capillary column format. The functional porous polymer is prepared as a self-contained single-block porous monolith within the capillary, yielding a flow-through separation device with excellent flow permeability and modest back-pressure. The metal-organic polymer hybrid column showed excellent performance for the enrichment of phosphopeptides from digested proteins and their subsequent detection using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. The presented experimental protocol is highly versatile, and can be easily implemented to different organic polymer supports and coatings with a plethora of porous coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks for multiple purification and/or separation applications. PMID:26273850

  3. One-dimensional Quantum Fluids

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    Gervais, Guillaume

    2015-03-01

    Fifty year ago, Joachim Mazdak Luttinger generalized the Tomonaga theory of interactions in a one-dimensional metal and show that the prior restrictions imposed by Tomonaga were not necessary. This model is now known as the Tomonaga- Luttinger liquid model (TLL) and most remarkably it does have mathematically exact solutions. In the case of electrons, it predicts that the spin and charge sector should separate, with each of them propagating with their own velocities. While there has been many attempts (some with great success) to observe TLL behaviour in clean quantum wires designed on an ultra-clean semiconductor platform, overall the Luttinger physics is experimentally still in its infancy. For instance, little is known regarding the 1D physics in a strongly-interacting neutral system, whether from the point-of-view of TLL theory or even localization physics. Helium-4, the paradigm superfluid, and Helium-3, the paradigm Fermi liquid, should in principleboth become Luttinger liquids if taken to the one-dimensional limit. In the bosonic case, this is supported by large-scale Quantum Monte Carlo simulations which found that a lengthscale of ~ 2 nm is sufficient for the system to crossover to the 1D regime and display universal Luttinger scaling. At McGill University, an experiment has been constructed to measure the liquid helium mass flow through a single nanopore. The technique consists of drilling a single nanopore in a SiN membrane using a TEM, and then applying a pressure gradient across the membrane. Previously published data in 45nm diameter hole determined the superfluid critical velocity to be close to the limit set by the Feynman vortex rings model. More recent work performed on nanopores with radii as small as 3 nm (and a length of 30nm) show the critical exponent for superfluid velocity to significantly deviate from its bulk value, 2/3. This is an important hint for the crossing over to the one-dimensional state in a strongly-correlated bosonic liquid.

  4. Photoluminescent lead(II) coordination polymers stabilised by bifunctional organoarsonate ligands

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    Lin, Jian-Di; Onet, Camelia I.; Schmitt, Wolfgang

    2015-04-01

    Four lead(II) coordination polymers were isolated under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions. The applied synthetic methodology takes advantage of the coordination behaviour of a new bifunctional organoarsonate ligand, 4-(1, 2, 4-triazol-4-yl)phenylarsonic acid (H2TPAA) and involves the variation of lead(II) reactants, metal/ligand mole ratios, and solvents. The constitutional composition of the four lead(II) coordination polymers can be formulated as [Pb2(TPAA)(HTPAA)(NO3)]·6H2O (1), [Pb2(TPAA)(HTPAA)2]·DMF·0.5H2O (DMF = N, N-Dimethylformamide) (2), [Pb2Cl2(TPAA)H2O] (3), and [Pb3Cl(TPAA)(HTPAA)2H2O]Cl (4). The compounds were characterized by single-crystal and powder x-ray diffraction techniques, thermogravimetric analyses, infra-red spectroscopy, and elemental analyses. Single-crystal x-ray diffraction reveals that 1 and 2 represent two-dimensional (2D) layered structures whilst 3 and 4 form three-dimensional (3D) frameworks. The structures of 1, 2, and 4 contain one-dimensional (1D) {PbII/AsO3} substructures, while 3 is composed of 2D {PbII/AsO3} arrays. Besides their interesting topologies, 1-4 all exhibit photoluminescence properties in the solid state at room temperature.

  5. Cadmium coordination polymers based on flexible bis(imidazole) ligands: A rare example for doublet of doublet cadmium polyhedron arrangements

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    Babu, Chatla Naga; Suresh, Paladugu; Sampath, Natarajan; Prabusankar, Ganesan

    2014-10-01

    Two one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers, [{LCd(O2NO)2(DMF)2}2{(LCd(O2NO)2(DMF))(DMF)}2]n (1) and [L?Cd(O2NO)(ONO2)(DMF)2]n (2), having an aryl chromophoric unit and a flexible bis(imidazole) tail, 9,10-bis{(benzimidazol)methyl}anthracene (L) and 1,4-bis{(imidazol)methyl}benzene (L?), with various coordination modes have been obtained. Molecule 1 represents the first structurally characterized one dimensional coordination polymer consisting of both hepta- and octa-coordinated cadmium centers. In 1, two distorted pentagonal bipyramidal Cd(II) centers and two distorted triangular dodecahedral Cd(II) centers are alternately arranged via bridging bidentate N,N-chelating ligand, L. Whereas, a distorted pentagonal bipyramidal Cd(II) center is formed in 2 where the sterically less crowded L? serves as a bridging bidentate N,N-chelating ligand. Furthermore, 1 and 2 have been characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, 1H NMR, UV-vis and fluorescent techniques.

  6. Mixing of immiscible polymers using nanoporous coordination templates

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    Uemura, Takashi; Kaseda, Tetsuya; Sasaki, Yotaro; Inukai, Munehiro; Toriyama, Takaaki; Takahara, Atsushi; Jinnai, Hiroshi; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2015-07-01

    The establishment of methodologies for the mixing of immiscible substances is highly desirable to facilitate the development of fundamental science and materials technology. Herein we describe a new protocol for the compatibilization of immiscible polymers at the molecular level using porous coordination polymers (PCPs) as removable templates. In this process, the typical immiscible polymer pair of polystyrene (PSt) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) was prepared via the successive homopolymerizations of their monomers in a PCP to distribute the polymers inside the PCP particles. Subsequent dissolution of the PCP frameworks in a chelator solution affords a PSt/PMMA blend that is homogeneous in the range of several nanometers. Due to the unusual compatibilization, the thermal properties of the polymer blend are remarkably improved compared with the conventional solvent-cast blend. This method is also applicable to the compatibilization of PSt and polyacrylonitrile, which have very different solubility parameters.

  7. Mixing of immiscible polymers using nanoporous coordination templates.

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    Uemura, Takashi; Kaseda, Tetsuya; Sasaki, Yotaro; Inukai, Munehiro; Toriyama, Takaaki; Takahara, Atsushi; Jinnai, Hiroshi; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2015-01-01

    The establishment of methodologies for the mixing of immiscible substances is highly desirable to facilitate the development of fundamental science and materials technology. Herein we describe a new protocol for the compatibilization of immiscible polymers at the molecular level using porous coordination polymers (PCPs) as removable templates. In this process, the typical immiscible polymer pair of polystyrene (PSt) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) was prepared via the successive homopolymerizations of their monomers in a PCP to distribute the polymers inside the PCP particles. Subsequent dissolution of the PCP frameworks in a chelator solution affords a PSt/PMMA blend that is homogeneous in the range of several nanometers. Due to the unusual compatibilization, the thermal properties of the polymer blend are remarkably improved compared with the conventional solvent-cast blend. This method is also applicable to the compatibilization of PSt and polyacrylonitrile, which have very different solubility parameters. PMID:26130294

  8. Mixing of immiscible polymers using nanoporous coordination templates

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    Uemura, Takashi; Kaseda, Tetsuya; Sasaki, Yotaro; Inukai, Munehiro; Toriyama, Takaaki; Takahara, Atsushi; Jinnai, Hiroshi; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2015-01-01

    The establishment of methodologies for the mixing of immiscible substances is highly desirable to facilitate the development of fundamental science and materials technology. Herein we describe a new protocol for the compatibilization of immiscible polymers at the molecular level using porous coordination polymers (PCPs) as removable templates. In this process, the typical immiscible polymer pair of polystyrene (PSt) and poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) was prepared via the successive homopolymerizations of their monomers in a PCP to distribute the polymers inside the PCP particles. Subsequent dissolution of the PCP frameworks in a chelator solution affords a PSt/PMMA blend that is homogeneous in the range of several nanometers. Due to the unusual compatibilization, the thermal properties of the polymer blend are remarkably improved compared with the conventional solvent-cast blend. This method is also applicable to the compatibilization of PSt and polyacrylonitrile, which have very different solubility parameters. PMID:26130294

  9. Two novel coordination polymers with different molecular tectonics based on zinc nitrate and bisimidazole ligand

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    Jin, Chuan-Ming; Chen, Zhan-Fen; Sun, Ting-Quan; Hu, Yan-Jun; Hu, Sheng-Li

    2008-10-01

    Two new coordination polymers, [Zn(2-mBIM) 2(NO 3) 2(H 2O) 2] n ( 1) and [Zn(BIM) 2(NO 3) 2(H 2O) 2] n (2) (2-mBIM = bis(2-methylimidazol-1-yl)methane, BIM = bis(imidazol-1-yl)-methane), were synthesized by the reactions of Zn(NO 3) 2 with 2-mBIM and BIM ligands. They were characterized by elemental analyses, IR, TGA and X-ray single-crystal diffraction techniques. Each of metal centers in 1 and 2 is coordinated in a slightly distorted tetrahedral geometry by four aromatic nitrogen atoms from four distinct 2-mBIM or BIM ligands, respectively. In compound 1, each pair of neighboring Zn II centers is bridged by two 2-mBIM ligands to form a 16-membered macrometallacyclic structural motif. Each 2-mBIM ligand is coordinated to two Zn II cations and acts as a bridged ligand to form a one-dimensional polymeric cationic chain structure. Compound 2 has a 2D network structure containing 1D channel, thereby each BIM ligand is coordinated to two Zn II cations and thus acts as a bridging ligand. Moreover, each group of four BIM ligands is linked alternatively to each other by four Zn II cations, resulting in a 32-membered macrometallacycle.

  10. Strategies, linkers and coordination polymers for high-performance sorbents

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    Matzger, Adam J.; Wong-Foy, Antek G.; Lebel, Oliver

    2015-09-15

    A linking ligand compound includes three bidentate chemical moieties distributed about a central chemical moiety. Another linking ligand compound includes a bidentate linking ligand and a monodentate chemical moiety. Coordination polymers include a plurality of metal clusters linked together by residues of the linking ligand compounds.

  11. Dynamic single crystal to polycrystal transformation of a 1D-coordination polymer and its second harmonic generation.

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    Cametti, Massimo; Bargigia, Ilaria; Mart-Rujas, Javier

    2016-01-19

    Upon guest CHCl3 release, the one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymer CHCl3 gives rise to a non-porous structure, , following a unit cell volume reduction of ca. 22%. Due to the considerable structural transformation, the single crystal does not maintain its integrity, and therefore the structure determination has been carried out by combining single crystal X-ray diffraction and ab initio X-ray powder diffraction analyses. The result shows a symmetry breaking transformation leading to an acentric crystalline material (), which shows nonlinear optical properties such as second harmonic generation. PMID:26700658

  12. Cobalt(II) coordination polymer exhibiting single-ion-magnet-type field-induced slow relaxation behavior.

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    Zhu, Yuan-Yuan; Zhu, Ming-Sheng; Yin, Ting-Ting; Meng, Yin-Shan; Wu, Zong-Quan; Zhang, Yi-Quan; Gao, Song

    2015-04-20

    A one-dimensional cobalt(II) coordination polymer, [Co(btm)2(SCN)2H2O]n [btm = bis(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methane], was synthesized and magnetically characterized. The isolated slightly distorted octahedral Co(II) ion displays field-induced slow relaxation with a big positive axial and a negative rhombic magnetic anisotropy (D = 93.9 cm(-1) and E = -10.5 cm(-1)), and the anisotropy energy barrier is 45.4 K. PMID:25853410

  13. Neutron Scattering from a Coordination Polymer Spin-1/2 Ladder

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    Hong, Tao; Turnbull, M. M.; Schmidt, K. P.; Qiu, Y.; Broholm, C.

    2005-03-01

    Charge and spin dynamics in Heisenberg spin 1/2 ladders have attracted much attention because of their possible relevance to high-TC superconductivity. Coordination polymer magnets are excellent systems in which to explore quantum magnetism. However, several previous coordination polymers thought to be spin ladders have turned out to contain alternating spin chains or dimers coupled in two or three dimensions. Here we investigate another possible spin ladder system Cu(Quinoxaline)Br2, in which neutral Cu2Br4 dimers appear linked to adjacent dimers by bridging quinoxaline molecules along the monoclinic b axis. Inelastic neutron scattering measurements were carried out on a powder sample. The singular onset of magnetic scattering above a finite gap, δ=1.9 meV, in the spectrum indicates that the material is magnetically one-dimensional. Consideration of the crystal structure suggests that Cu(Quinoxaline)Br2 in that case should be a spin ladder system. We also calculated the one-triplon contribution to the inelastic magnetic scattering by the method of continuous unitary transformation. The excellent agreement with the experimental data supports that conclusion. Final confirmation that Cu(Quinoxaline)Br2 is a spin ladder will require single crystal neutron scattering experiments.

  14. Synthesis, structures and adsorption properties of two new magnesium coordination polymers

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    Chen, Jinxi; Fan, Qiaoyu; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2013-02-01

    Two new magnesium coordination polymers, [Mg(9,10-ADC)(H2O)2(DMF)2]n(1) and [Mg6(1,4-NDC)5(HCO2)4(DMF)(H2O)]n2n[H2N(CH3)2]2n(DMF) (2) (9,10-ADC = 9,10-anthracenedicarboxylate; 1,4-NDC = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylate) have been solvothermally synthesized. Compound 1 displays a one-dimensional linear chain structure, which is orderly constructed from magnesium metal cations connecting with carboxylic oxygen atoms of 9,10-H2ADC along the a axis. Compound 2 exhibits a three-dimensional framework composed of infinite chains of corner-sharing octahedral MgO6 with 1,4-NDC ligands forming one-dimensional channels along the a axis, where guest molecules reside. When guest molecules are removed, no structural transformation is found to occur, generating a robust structure with permanent porosity. The studies of CO2 absorption suggest that compound 2 is a promising adsorbent material for CO2.

  15. Near-infrared luminescent and magnetic cyano-bridged coordination polymers Nd(phen)n(DMF)m[M(CN)8] (M = Mo, W).

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    Long, Jrme; Chelebaeva, Elena; Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Ferreira, Rute A S; Carlos, Luis D; Almeida Paz, Filipe A; Trifonov, Alexander; Gurin, Christian

    2011-10-17

    New cyano-bridged coordination polymers [Nd(phen)(2)(DMF)(2)(H(2)O)Mo(CN)(8)]2H(2)O (1) and [Nd(phen)(DMF)(5)M(CN)(8)]xH(2)O [M = Mo (2), W (3); phen = 1,10-phenanthroline] have one-dimensional structures with variable number of phenanthroline ligands. Compounds exhibit photoluminescence in the near-infrared region and ferromagnetic Nd(3+)-M(5+) interactions. PMID:21942867

  16. Diamondoid-Type Copper Coordination Polymers Containing Soft Cyclodiphosphazane Ligands.

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    Siddiqui, Mujahuddin M; Mague, Joel T; Balakrishna, Maravanji S

    2015-07-01

    Three novel coordination polymers have been synthesized by reacting cis- and trans-alkyne-appended cyclodiphosphazanes with CuX (X = Br, I) salts. The reaction of cis-[(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2] (1) with CuBr in a 1:3 molar ratio gave a 3D coordination polymer, [{Cu4(?3-Br)4}{(cis-(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2)Cu4(?2-Br)4(cis-(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2)}4]n (3), having diamondoid topology with an unprecedented copper alkyne coordination, whereas the reaction of 1 with CuI in a 1:4 molar ratio afforded a 1D polymeric complex, [{Cu4(?3-I)4}(NCCH3)2{cis-(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2}2]n (4). In contrast, the reaction of trans-[(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2] (2) with CuI was found to be independent of stoichiometry and afforded a 3D coordination polymer, [{Cu4(?3-I)4}{trans-(PhC?CP)2(?-N(t)Bu)2}2]n (5), exclusively. PMID:26086906

  17. Unusual Transformation from a Solvent-Stabilized 1D Coordination Polymer to a Metal-Organic Framework (MOF)-Like Cross-Linked 3D Coordination Polymer.

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    Lee, Seung-Chul; Choi, Eun-Young; Lee, Sang-Beom; Kim, Sang-Wook; Kwon, O-Pil

    2015-10-26

    An unusual 1D-to-3D transformation of a coordination polymer based on organic linkers containing highly polar push-pull ?-conjugated side chains is reported. The coordination polymers are synthesized from zinc nitrate and an organic linker, namely, 2,5-bis{4-[1-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrolidin-2-yl]butoxy}terephthalic acid, which possesses highly polar (4-nitrophenyl)pyrrolidine groups, with high dipole moments of about 7?D. The coordination polymers exhibit an unusual transformation from a soluble, solvent-stabilized 1D coordination polymer into an insoluble, metal-organic framework (MOF)-like 3D coordination polymer. The coordination polymer exhibits good film-forming ability, and the MOF-like films are insoluble in conventional organic solvents. PMID:26493879

  18. One-dimensional coordination polymers constructed from bicapped Keggin polyoxometalate and cyclic tetranuclear Cu I cluster bridged by asymmetrical bipyridine derivative

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    Tian, Aixiang; Han, Zhangang; Peng, Jun; Sha, Jingquan; Zhao, Yulong; Pang, Haijun; Zhang, Pengpeng; Zhu, Min

    2008-10-01

    This article reports two new bicapped Keggin-based hybrid compounds, {[Cu 4I(cppy) 4][PMo 7VIMo 5VO 40(V IVO) 2]}2H 2O ( 1) and {[Cu 4I(cppy) 4][SiMo 8VIMo 4VO 40(V IVO) 2]}2H 2O ( 2) (cppy = 4-(5-(4-chlorophenyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyridine), synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction, elemental analyses, IR, XPS, TG and CV analyses. Structural characterization shows that the two compounds are isostructural, consisting of square tetranuclear [Cu 4I(cppy) 4] 4+ circuits and reduced bivanadyl Keggin clusters. The tetranuclear [Cu 4I(cppy) 4] 4+ circuit is 'windstick'-style. The polyoxoanions acting as junctures connect the tetranuclear circuits to construct a chain. These chains are further connected through ?⋯? interactions, halogen bonding and hydrogen bonding interactions to construct a 3D superamolecular structure. The electrochemical behaviors of the 1-CPE have been studied in detail.

  19. Lanthanide coordination polymers: Synthesis, diverse structure and luminescence properties

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    Song, Xue-Qin Lei, Yao-Kun; Wang, Xiao-Run; Zhao, Meng-Meng; Peng, Yun-Qiao; Cheng, Guo-Quan

    2014-10-15

    The new semirigid exo-bidentate ligand incorporating furfurysalicylamide terminal groups, namely, 1,4-bis([(2?-furfurylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]methyl)-2,5-bismethylbenzene (L) was synthesized and used as building blocks for constructing lanthanide coordination polymers with luminescent properties. The series of lanthanide nitrate complexes have been characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The semirigid ligand L, as a bridging ligand, reacts with lanthanide nitrates forming three distinct structure types: chiral noninterpenetrated two-dimensional (2D) honeycomblike (6,3) (hcb, Schlfli symbol 6{sup 3}, vertex symbol 6 6 6) topological network as type I, 1D zigzag chain as type II and 1D trapezoid ladder-like chain as type III. The structural diversities indicate that lanthanide contraction effect played significant roles in the structural self-assembled process. The luminescent properties of Eu{sup III}, Tb{sup III} and Dy{sup III} complexes are discussed in detail. Due to the good match between the lowest triplet state of the ligand and the resonant energy level of the lanthanide ion, the lanthanide ions in Eu{sup III}, Tb{sup III} and Dy{sup III} complexes can be efficiently sensitized by the ligand. - Graphical abstract: We present herein six lanthanide coordination polymers of a new semirigid exo-bidentate ligand which not only display diverse structures but also possess strong luminescence properties. - Highlights: We present lanthanide coordination polymers of a new semirigid exo-bidentate ligand. The lanthanide coordination polymers exhibit diverse structures. The luminescent properties of Tb{sup III}, Eu{sup III} and Dy{sup III} complexes are discussed in detail.

  20. Coordination polymers of Ag(I) based on iminocarbene ligands involving metal-carbon and metal-heteroatom interactions

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    Netalkar, Sandeep P.; Netalkar, Priya P.; Revankar, Vidyanand K.

    2016-03-01

    The reaction of Ag2O with three novel imino-NHC ligands derived from 2-chloroacetophenone with pendant N-donor functional group incorporated by reaction with methoxyamine and 1-methyl/ethyl/n-butyl-substituted imidazoles afforded one-dimensional coordination polymers with [(-NHCarbene)Ag(NHCarbene-)PF6]n formulation involving both carbon-metal and heteroatom-metal interactions, the carbon and heteroatom involved in coordination to silver being from different molecule of the ligand. The complexes as well as the ligands were characterized by spectroscopic methods as well as the solid state structures determined in case of 2a, 3a and complex 5. The iminocarbene ligands serve as non-chelating building block for supramolecular silver assemblies.

  1. Determining the coordinate dependence of some components of the cubic susceptibility tensor {chi}-hat{sub yyyy}{sup (3)}(z, {omega}, -{omega}, {omega}, {omega}) of a one-dimensionally inhomogeneous absorbing plate at an arbitrary frequency dispersion

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    Golubkov, A A; Makarov, Vladimir A

    2010-12-29

    The possibility of unique reconstruction of the spatial profile of the cubic nonlinear susceptibility tensor component {chi}-hat{sub yyyy}{sup (3)}(z, {omega}, -{omega}, {omega}, {omega}) of a one-dimensionally inhomogeneous plate whose medium has a symmetry plane m{sub y} perpendicular to its surface is proved for the first time and the unique reconstruction algorithm is proposed. The amplitude complex coefficients of reflection and transmission (measured in some range of angles of incidence) as well as of conversion of an s-polarised plane signal monochromatic wave into two waves propagating on both sides of the plate make it possible to reconstruct the profile. These two waves result from nonlinear interaction of a signal wave with an intense plane wave incident normally on the plate. All the waves under consideration have the same frequency {omega}, and so its variation helps study the frequency dispersion of the cubic nonlinear susceptibility tensor component {chi}-hat{sub yyyy}{sup (3)}(z, {omega}, -{omega}, {omega}, {omega}). For media with additional symmetry axes 2{sub z}, 4{sub z}, 6{sub z}, or {infinity}{sub z} that are perpendicular to the plate surface, the proposed method can be used to reconstruct the profile and to examine the frequency dispersion of about one third of all independent complex components of the tensor {chi}-hat{sup (3)}. (nonlinear-optics phenomena)

  2. Homochiral coordination polymers constructed from aminocarboxylate derivates: Effect of bipyridine on the amidation reaction

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    Chen Jianshan; Sheng Tianlu; Hu Shengmin; Xiang Shengchang; Fu Ruibiao; Zhu Qilong; Wu Xintao

    2012-08-15

    Using aminocarboxylate derivates (S)-N-(4-cyanobenzoic)-glutamic acid (denoted as cbg, 1a) and (S)-N-(4-nitrobenzoic)-glutamic acid (denoted as nbg, 1b) as chiral ligands, five new homochiral coordination polymers formulated as [Cu(cbg)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (3), [Cu(cbop){sub 2}(4,4 Prime -bipy)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (4) (cbop=(S)-N-(4-cyanobenzoic)-5-oxoproline, 4,4 Prime -bipy=4,4 Prime -bipyridine), {l_brace}[Cu(nbop){sub 2}(4,4 Prime -bipy)]{center_dot}4H{sub 2}O{r_brace}{sub n} (5) (nbop=(S)-N-(4-nitrobenzoic)-5-oxoproline), {l_brace}[Cd(nbop){sub 2}(4,4 Prime -bipy)]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O{r_brace}{sub n} (6), and [Ni(nbop){sub 2}(4,4 Prime -bipy)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (7) have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction study reveals that the original chirality of aminocarboxylate derivates is maintained in all these complexes. Complexes 3, 4, and 7 are one-dimensional infinite chain coordination polymers, while complexes 5 and 6 possess two-dimensional network structures. In situ cyclization of 1a and 1b was taken place in the formation of complexes 4-7, which may be due to the competition of 4,4 Prime -bipyridine with chiral ligands during the coordination process. Preliminary optical behavior investigation indicates that ligands 1a, 1b, and complexes 6, 7 are nonlinear optical active. - Graphical abstract: Using aminocarboxylate derivates as chiral ligands, five new homochiral coordination polymers possessing second harmonic generation activities have been hydrothermally synthesized. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two new chiral aminocarboxylate derivates were firstly synthesized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Five new homochiral metal organic complexes were obtained hydrothermally based on these ligands. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Intramolecular amidation was taken place on the aminocarboxylate derivates during the formation of these complexes. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In situ amidation may be due to the impact of 4,4 Prime -bipyridine. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The homochiral complexes are nonlinear optical active.

  3. Microporous coordination polymers as efficient sorbents for air dehumidification.

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    Guo, Ping; Wong-Foy, Antek G; Matzger, Adam J

    2014-03-01

    Air drying is a widespread and critical industrial process. Removal of water from air is commonly accomplished by passage through a desiccant such as alumina; modest water capacity and energy intensive regeneration are limitations of currently used sorbents. Microporous coordination polymers (MCPs) are demonstrated here to be efficient desiccants for the dehumidification of air, and a comparison of their capacity, regenerability, and efficiency with commercial activated alumina is conducted. Complete regeneration using dry air with mild heating is achieved. The attainment of high capacity for the adsorption of water coupled to facile regeneration indicates that gas dehumidification may be an important application for MCPs. PMID:24517543

  4. Pore design of two-dimensional coordination polymers toward selective adsorption.

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    Hijikata, Yuh; Horike, Satoshi; Sugimoto, Masayuki; Inukai, Munehiro; Fukushima, Tomohiro; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2013-04-01

    We have synthesized four porous coordination polymers (PCPs) using Zn(2+), 4,4'-sulfonyldibenzoate (sdb), and four types of dinitrogen linker ligands, 1,4-diazabicyclo[2,2,2]octane (dabco), 1,4-bis(4-pyridyl)benzene (bpb), 3,6-bis(4-pyridyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (bpt), and 4,4'-bipyridyl (bpy). The bent sdb ligands form a rhombic space connected by zinc paddle-wheel units to form a one-dimensional double chain, and each dinitrogen ligand linked the one-dimensional double chains. There are different assembled structures of two-dimensional sheets with the same connectivities between Zn(2+) and the organic ligands. [Zn2(sdb)2(dabco)]n (1) has a noninterpenetrated and noninterdigitated structure, [Zn2(sdb)2(bpb)]n (2) and [Zn2(sdb)2(bpt)]n (3) have interdigitated structures, and [Zn2(sdb)2(bpy)]n (4) has an interpenetrated structure. The length of the dinitrogen ligands dominated their assembled structures and flexibility, which influence the adsorption properties. The flexible frameworks of 2 and 3 provide different stepwise adsorption behaviors for CO2, CH4, C2H6, and C2H4 affected by their pore diameters and the properties of the gases. Their different adsorption properties were revealed by IR spectroscopy and X-ray analysis under a gas atmosphere. The framework of 4 possesses less flexibility and a smaller void space than the others and a negligible amount of CH4 was adsorbed; however, 4 can adsorb either C2H6 or C2H4 through the gate-opening phenomenon. Measurement of the solid-state (2)H NMR was also carried out to investigate the relationship between the framework structure and the dynamics of bpy with regard to the lower flexibility of 4. We have demonstrated a strategy to control the pore size and assembled structures toward selective adsorption properties of PCPs. PMID:23496290

  5. Analysis of one-dimensional barcode

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    Wang, Ynjiun P.; Pavlidis, Theo; Swartz, Jerome

    1991-02-01

    The information content and error tolerance analysis for several one dimensional bar codes is presented. A method which applies coding theory to design an bar code under a given error tolerance is presented.

  6. One-Dimensional Czedli-Type Islands

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    Horvath, Eszter K.; Mader, Attila; Tepavcevic, Andreja

    2011-01-01

    The notion of an island has surfaced in recent algebra and coding theory research. Discrete versions provide interesting combinatorial problems. This paper presents the one-dimensional case with finitely many heights, a topic convenient for student research.

  7. Quantum one-dimensional Coulomb atom

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    Dziubak, Tomasz; Matulewski, Jacek

    2013-03-01

    Basing on an ab initio numerical simulation we address one of the questions vividly discussed by the community studying the one-dimensional Coulomb problem, that is whether even states of the one-dimensional hydrogen atom have any physical meaning and should be taken into account while studying this atomic system. This is not a pure academic question, the problem of even states is important for example in studies of the hydrogen atom in intense magnetic fields.

  8. (1-Butyl-4-methyl-pyridinium)[Cu(SCN)2]: a coordination polymer and ionic liquid.

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    Spielberg, Eike T; Edengeiser, Eugen; Mallick, Bert; Havenith, Martina; Mudring, Anja-Verena

    2014-04-25

    The compound (C4C1py)[Cu(SCN)2], (C4C1py = 1-Butyl-4-methyl-pyridinium), which can be obtained from CuSCN and the ionic liquid (C4C1py)(SCN), turns out to be a new organic-inorganic hybrid material as it qualifies both, as a coordination polymer and an ionic liquid. It features linked [Cu(SCN)2](-) units, in which the thiocyanates bridge the copper ions in a ?1,3-fashion. The resulting one-dimensional chains run along the a?axis, separated by the C4C1py counterions. Powder X-ray diffraction not only confirms the single-crystal X-ray structure solution but proves the reformation of the coordination polymer from an isotropic melt. However, the materials shows a complex thermal behavior often encountered for ionic liquids such as a strong tendency to form a supercooled melt. At a relatively high cooling rate, glass formation is observed. When heating this melt in differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and temperature-dependent polarizing optical microscopy (POM), investigations reveal the existence of a less thermodynamically stable crystalline polymorph. Raman measurements conducted at 10 and 100?C point towards the formation of polyanionic chain fragments in the melt. Solid-state UV/Vis spectroscopy shows a broad absorption band around 18,870?cm(-1) (530?nm) and another strong one below 20,000?cm(-1) (<500?nm). The latter is attributed to the d(Cu(I))??*(SCN)-MLCT (metal-to-ligand charge transfer) transition within the coordination polymer yielding an energy gap of 2.4?eV. At room temperature and upon irradiation with UV light, the material shows a weak fluorescence band at 15,870?cm(-1) (630?nm) with a quantum efficiency of 0.90(2)?% and a lifetime of 131(2)?ns. Upon lowering the temperature, the luminescence intensity strongly increases. Simultaneously, the band around 450?nm in the excitation spectrum decreases. PMID:24644064

  9. Self-assembly using dynamic coordination chemistry and hydrogen bonding: mercury(II) macrocycles, polymers and sheets.

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    Burchell, Tara J; Eisler, Dana J; Puddephatt, Richard J

    2004-09-01

    The self-assembly of extended metal-containing arrays is described based on dynamic coordination chemistry at mercury(II) with bis(amidopyridyl) ligands to form macrocycles, polymers, or sheets which can be further organized by hydrogen bonding between amide substituents. The ligands 1,2-C6H4[NHC(O)-4-C5H4N]2, 1, 1,2-C(6)H(4)[C(O)NHCH(2)-4-C(5)H(4)N](2), 2, and 1,2-C(6)H(4)[CH(2)C(O)NHCH(2)-4-C(5)H(4)N]2, 3 can adopt polar conformations and so can confer helicity in their complexes. Several macrocycles of formula [(HgX(2))(2)(micro-LL)(2)] (LL = 1, 2), with tetrahedral mercury(II) centers, were prepared in which individual molecules are further self-assembled via hydrogen bonding in the solid state to form one- or two-dimensional polymers or sheets. In one case, a one-dimensional polymer [((HgX2)-(mu-3))n] was formed. It is shown that the mercury(II) centers can be six-coordinate in forming the sheet structure [((HgX2)(mu-2)2)n], in which there are particularly large pores. PMID:15332806

  10. Pose estimation for one-dimensional object with general motion

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    Liu, Jinbo; Song, Ge; Zhang, Xiaohu

    2014-11-01

    Our primary interest is in real-time one-dimensional object's pose estimation. In this paper, a method to estimate general motion one-dimensional object's pose, that is, the position and attitude parameters, using a single camera is proposed. Centroid-movement is necessarily continuous and orderly in temporal space, which means it follows at least approximately certain motion law in a short period of time. Therefore, the centroid trajectory in camera frame can be described as a combination of temporal polynomials. Two endpoints on one-dimensional object, A and B, at each time are projected on the corresponding image plane. With the relationship between A, B and centroid C, we can obtain a linear equation system related to the temporal polynomials' coefficients, in which the camera has been calibrated and the image coordinates of A and B are known. Then in the cases that object moves continuous in natural temporal space within the view of a stationary camera, the position of endpoints on the one-dimensional object can be located and also the attitude can be estimated using two end points. Moreover the position of any other point aligned on one-dimensional object can also be solved. Scene information is not needed in the proposed method. If the distance between the endpoints is not known, a scale factor between the object's real positions and the estimated results will exist. In order to improve the algorithm's performance from accuracy and robustness, we derive a pain of linear and optimal algorithms. Simulations' and experiments' results show that the method is valid and robust with respect to various Gaussian noise levels. The paper's work contributes to making self-calibration algorithms using one-dimensional objects applicable to practice. Furthermore, the method can also be used to estimate the pose and shape parameters of parallelogram, prism or cylinder objects.

  11. New silver(I) coordination polymers constructed from pyrazine derivatives and aromatic carboxylic acids: Syntheses, structures and photoluminescence

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    Zhang, Ting; Huang, Hua-Qi; Mei, Hong-Xin; Wang, Dan-Feng; Wang, Xiao-Xiang; Huang, Rong-Bin; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2015-11-01

    Five one-dimensional to three-dimensional coordination polymers have been synthesized by 2-chlorobenzoic acid (HL1), 2-nitrobenzoic acid (HL2), o-toluic acid (HL3), 2,3,5-trimethylpyrazine (tpyz) and 2,3,5,6-tetramethylpyrazine (mpyz) in the presence of NH3·H2O in mixed solvents systems, namely, {Ag4(tpyz)2(L1)4}n (1), {Ag2(tpyz) (L2)2}n (2), {Ag2(tpyz) (L3)2}n (3), {Ag2(mpyz) (L1)2}n (4), {Ag(mpyz) (L2) (H2O)}n (5). All the complexes have been characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra and X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 shows a 3D framework. The tpyz ligand links 1D chain which was connected by silver atom and L1 anion into 3D framework. Compounds 2 and 4 possess a similar 2D network with (4, 4) topology. Complex 3 also exhibits a two-dimensional structure. There is a 1D silver chain in 3, which is the main difference from 2 and 4. So, 3 shows three-connected (4 8, 3) topology. For 5, only one oxygen of L2 coordinated to Ag(I) ions. The L2 anions were arranged in both sides of the chain, which was connected by silver atoms and mpyz ligands. Then, the uncoordinated carboxylate oxygen with coordinated water 1molecule oxygen through the hydrogen bond made the resultant structure to a 3D framework. Complexes 1-5 spanning from one-dimensional chains to three-dimensional framework suggest that carboxylates and the kinds of pyrazine derivatives play significant roles in the formation of such coordination architectures. The photoluminescence and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the complexes were also investigated.

  12. Stereochemically Distinct Cyclotetrasiloxanes Containing 3-Pyridyl Moieties and Their Functional Coordination Polymers.

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    Deshmukh, Mahesh S; Vijayakanth, Thangavel; Boomishankar, Ramamoorthy

    2016-03-21

    Synthesis of new cyclotetrasiloxane scaffolds containing peripherally functionalized 3-pyridyl moieties, [MeSiO(CH═CH(3)Py)]4 (L(1)) and [MeSiO(CH2CH2(3)Py)]4 (L(2)), and their reactivity studies with certain d(10) metal ions are reported. The ligand L(1) is obtained by the Heck-coupling reaction of tetramethyl tetravinyl tetrasiloxane (D4(vi)) and 3-bromopyridine in the presence of the Pd(0) catalysts. The as-synthesized ligand L(1) shows the presence of three stereoisomers, cis-trans-cis (L(1A)), cis-cis-trans (L(1B)), and all-trans (L(1C)), which are quantitatively separated by column chromatography. Subsequent reduction of L(1A), L(1B), and L(1C) with triethylsilane in the presence of catalytic amounts of Pd/C leads to the formation of the ligands L(2A), L(2B), and L(2C) with retention of stereochemistry due to the precursor moieties. Treatment of ZnI2 with L(1A) gives a one-dimensional coordination framework [(L(1A))4(ZnI2)2]∞, 1. These 1D-chains are further connected by π-π stacking interactions between the pyridyl groups of the adjacent chains leading to the formation of a three-dimensional network with the topology of a PtS net. The reaction of silver nitrate with ligand L(1B) gives a chain like one-dimensional cationic coordination polymer {[(L(1B))4Ag2]·2NO3·H2O·CH3OH }∞, 2, consisting of two different kinds of 32-membered macrocycles. Treatment of the all-trans ligand L(2C) with copper(I) iodide salt results in the formation of a cubane-type Cu4I4 cluster MOF [(L(2C))4Cu4I4]∞, 3, in a two-dimensional 4-connected uninodal sql/Shubnikov tetragonal plane net topology represented by the Schläfli symbol {4(4).6(2)}. This MOF displays a thermochromic luminescence behavior due to Cu4I4 clusters showing an orange emission at 298 K and a blue emission at 77 K. PMID:26958986

  13. One dimensionality and spectroscopy in carbon nanotubes

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    Kramberger, C.

    2013-08-01

    Unlike regular three-dimensional solids two of a nanotube dimensions are confined and quantized. Bulk samples consist of irregular networks of merging and splitting bundles of parallel tubes. On a local scale, nanotubes are at the same time one-dimensional crystals and two-dimensional quantum rings. They have attracted extensive studies on individual aspects in their electronic and optical properties [1]. The current contribution aims at bridging the fundamental physical concepts behind carbon nanotubes to their unique spectroscopic signatures in optical absorption, luminescence, Raman and electron energy loss spectroscopy. The aim is not to compete with the local depth of a focused review, but to briefly convey the physical concept and related spectroscopic signatures of one-dimensionality. Indirect signatures are the manifold appearances of van Hove singularities in their optical transitions. Direct probes of one-dimensionality unveil the confined momentum space, which manifests in the distinction of localized and propagating excitations.

  14. Four-material one dimensional photonic crystals

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    Scotognella, Francesco

    2012-07-01

    Photonic crystals made with more than two materials have been attracting increasing attention due to their peculiar optical properties. In this work, we present a theoretical analysis, by using the transfer matrix method, of one dimensional photonic crystals made of four different materials. A new photonic band gap is observed with respect to conventional one dimensional photonic crystals. Furthermore, we discuss the strong influence that the material permutations plays on the intensity and the shape of the photonic band gaps of the proposed structure.

  15. One-dimensional magnetism in copper phthalocyanine

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    Lee, S.; Yudkowsky, M.; Halperin, W. P.; Ogawa, M. Y.; Hoffman, B. M.

    1987-04-01

    Measurements of the proton spin-lattice relaxation rate, T-11, reveal that the organic insulator copper phthalocyanine Cu(PC) is a highly one-dimensional Heisenberg system. T-11 diverges as ?-1/2 down to 11.4 MHz without evidence of cutoff. It was found that ||J/kB||=0.286 K with the ratio ||J/J'||>=6103, where J and J' are the intrachain and interchain exchange interactions, indicating that Cu(PC) is an excellent model one-dimensional Heisenberg magnet.

  16. Observing solitons in one dimensional magnetic systems

    SciTech Connect

    Reiter, G.

    1981-01-01

    Classical models of one dimensional magnetic systems show that in addition to the linear spin wave excitations, there should exist localized, large amplitude excitations, that can move along the chains while retaining their integrity. It is expected that these excitations, solitons, exist in real materials. The progress that has been made to date in observing solitons in one dimensional magnets by means of neutron scattering, and the difficulties that still remain in unambiguously identifying the soliton contributions to S(q,..omega..) are discussed.

  17. Nanoscale coordination polymers exhibiting luminescence properties and NMR relaxivity.

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    Chelebaeva, Elena; Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Ferreira, Rute A S; Carlos, Luis D; Trifonov, Alexander A; Kalaivani, Thangavel; Lascialfari, Alessandro; Gurin, Christian; Molvinger, Karine; Datas, Lucien; Maynadier, Marie; Gary-Bobo, Magali; Garcia, Marcel

    2011-03-01

    This article presents the first example of ultra-small (3-4 nm) magneto-luminescent cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles Ln0.33(3+)Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- (Ln=Eu (x=0.34), Tb (x=0.35)) enwrapped by a natural biocompatible polymer chitosan. The aqueous colloidal solutions of these nanoparticles present a luminescence characteristic of the corresponding lanthanides (5D0?7F0-4 (Eu3+) or the 5D4?7F6-2 (Tb3+)) under UV excitation and a green luminescence of the chitosan shell under excitation in the visible region. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) efficiency, i.e. the nuclear relaxivity, measurements performed for Ln0.33(3+)Gdx3+/[Mo(CN)8]3- nanoparticles show r1p and r2p relaxivities slightly higher than or comparable to the ones of the commercial paramagnetic compounds Gd-DTPA or Omniscan indicating that our samples may potentially be considered as a positive contrast agent for MRI. The in vitro studies performed on these nanoparticles show that they maybe internalized into human cancer and normal cells and well detected by fluorescence at the single cell level. They present high stability even at low pH and lack of cytotoxicity both in human cancer and normal cells. PMID:21258695

  18. Coordination Polymers of Palladium Bridged by Carboxylate and Dimethylaminoalkylselenolate Ligands.

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    Paluru, Dilip K; Dey, Sandip; Wadawale, Amey P; Bhuvanesh, Nattamai; Grupp, Anita; Kaim, Wolfgang; Jain, Vimal K

    2016-02-01

    Coordination polymers of palladium stabilized by dimethylaminoalkylselenolate and carboxylate ligands are reported. The reaction of [PdCl(SeCH2 CH2 NMe2 )]3 with AgOTf followed by treatment with sodium acetate afforded [Pd(0) Pd(II) 4 (SeCH2 CH2 NMe2 )3 (OAc)3 ](OTf)2 (1) in which one of the Pd atoms is in the zero oxidation state. In the absence of NaOAc, a tetranuclear complex, [Pd(II) 4 (SeCH2 CH2 NMe2 )4 (OTf)](OTf)3 (2), is isolated from the same reaction. Subsequent treatment with NaO2 CR afforded [Pd4 (SeCH2 CH2 NMe2 )4 (O2 CR)4 ] (R=tBu (3) and Ph (4)). The reaction of [PdCl(SeCH2 CH2 CH2 NMe2 )]2 with AgOTf and NaOAc yielded an ionic binuclear complex, [Pd(II) 2 (SeCH2 CH2 CH2 NMe2 )2 (OAc)](OTf) (5). These complexes have been characterized by NMR spectroscopy, crystal structures, and in some cases by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry and mass spectrometry. Complexes 1 and 5 are associated through secondary interactions and coordinate bonds, respectively, to generate polymeric structures in the solid state. PMID:26668012

  19. Two Cu(II) coordination polymers with single- and double-zigzag chains constructed from 4,4?-(dihydroxymethylene)dibenzoic acid

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    Qin, Lan; Xu, Lan-Ping; Zhao, Wen-Na; Han, Lei

    2013-08-01

    Two intriguing one-dimensional coordination polymers, [Cu2(dhmdb)2(H2O)2]?6H2O (1) and Cu(dhmdb)(1,10-phen) (2), have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized through exploring a new semi-rigid V-type dicarboxylate ligand with hydroxyl groups, 4,4'-(dihydroxymethylene)dibenzoic acid (H2dhmdb). Complexes 1 and 2 display double- and single-zigzag chain structures, respectively, which further result in two-dimensional supramolecular networks by O-H⋯O hydrogen-bonds and ?⋯? stacking interactions. The network of 1 possesses one-dimensional rhombic channels along c axis with the size of about 8 8 . The phase purity and thermal stability of 1 and 2 have also been investigated.

  20. Supramolecular coordination polymer formed from artificial light-harvesting dendrimer.

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    Lee, Hosoowi; Jeong, Young-Hwan; Kim, Joo-Ho; Kim, Inhye; Lee, Eunji; Jang, Woo-Dong

    2015-09-30

    We report the formation of supramolecular coordination polymers formed from multiporphyrin dendrimers (PZnPM; M = FB or Cu), composed of the focal freebase porphyrin (PFB) or cupper porphyrin (PCu) with eight zinc porphyrin (PZn) wings, and multipyridyl porphyrins (PyPM; M = FB or Cu), PFB or PCu with eight pyridyl groups, through multiple axial coordination interactions of pyridyl groups to PZns. UV-vis absorption spectra were recorded upon titration of PyPFB to PZnPFB. Differential spectra, obtained by subtracting the absorption of PZnPFB without guest addition as well as the absorption of PyPFB, exhibited clear isosbestic points with saturation binding at 1 equiv addition of PyPFB to PZnPFB. Job's plot analysis also indicated 1:1 stoichiometry for the saturation binding. The apparent association constant between PZnPFB and PyPFB (2.91 10(6) M(-1)), estimated by isothermal titration calorimetry, was high enough for fibrous assemblies to form at micromolar concentrations. The formation of a fibrous assembly from PZnPFB and PyPFB was visualized by atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). When a 1:1 mixture solution of PZnPFB and PyPFB (20 ?M) in toluene was cast onto mica, fibrous assemblies with regular height (ca. 2 nm) were observed. TEM images obtained from 1:1 mixture solution of PZnPFB and PyPFB (0.1 wt %) in toluene clearly showed the formation of nanofibers with a regular diameter of ca. 6 nm. Fluorescence emission measurement of PZnPM indicated efficient intramolecular energy transfer from PZn to the focal PFB or PCu. By the formation of supramolecular coordination polymers, the intramolecular energy transfer changed to intermolecular energy transfer from PZnPM to PyPM. When the nonfluorescent PyPCu was titrated to fluorescent PZnPFB, fluorescence emission from the focal PFB was gradually decreased. By the titration of fluorescent PyPFB to nonfluorescent PZnPCu, fluorescence emission from PFB in PyPFB was gradually increased due to the efficient energy transfer from PZn wings in PZnPCu to PyPFB. PMID:26349620

  1. One-Dimensional Wavefront Sensor Analysis

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    1996-04-25

    This software analyzes one-dimensional wavefront sensor data acquired with any of several data acquisition systems. It analyzes the data to determine centroids, wavefront slopes and overall wavefront error. The data can be displayed in many formats, with plots of various parameters vs time and position, including computer generated movies. Data can also be exported for use by other programs.

  2. One-Dimensional Oscillator in a Box

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Amore, Paolo; Fernandez, Francisco M.

    2010-01-01

    We discuss a quantum-mechanical model of two particles that interact by means of a harmonic potential and are confined to a one-dimensional box with impenetrable walls. We apply perturbation theory to the cases of different and equal masses and analyse the symmetry of the states in the latter case. We compare the approximate perturbation results

  3. Mixed ligand coordination polymer based on 5-nitroisophthalic acid and 1-(4-nitrophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole: Synthesis, characterization, magnetic and photocatalytic properties

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    Li, Le; Ju, Wen-Wen; Tao, Jian-Qing; Xin, Rong; Wang, Jun; Xu, Xiao-Juan

    2015-09-01

    A new Cu(II) coordination polymer, namely, [Cu(NPT)2(NO2-BDC)]n (1) (NO2-H2BDC = 5-nitro-1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, NPT = 4-(4-nitrophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole) has been synthesized under hydrothermal condition and characterized by elemental analysis, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction study reveals that complex 1 features one-dimensional chain structure. The magnetic studies reveal that the antiferromagnetic interactions exist between the adjacent CuII ions. Moreover, complex 1 displays highly photocatalytic degradation activity for the degradation of rhodamine B, methylene blue and methyl orange.

  4. Reversible Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformations of a Zn(II)-Salicyaldimine Coordination Polymer Accompanying Changes in Coordination Sphere and Network Dimensionality upon Dehydration and Rehydration.

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    Wu, Jing-Yun; Chang, Ching-Yun; Tsai, Chi-Jou; Lee, Jey-Jau

    2015-11-16

    A fluorescent Zn(II)-salicyaldimine coordination polymer, [Zn(L(salpyca))(H2O)]n (1; H2L(salpyca) = 4-hydroxy-3-(((pyridin-2-yl)methylimino)methyl)benzoic acid), showing a one-dimensional (1D) zigzag chain structure has been hydro(solvo)thermally synthesized. Removal of coordination water molecules in 1 by thermal dehydration gives rise to the dehydration product [Zn(L(salpyca))]n (1'), which has a dizinc-based two-dimensional (2D) gridlike (4,4)-layer structure. X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) patterns, thermogravimetric (TG) analyses, and infrared (IR) spectra all clearly indicate that the structure of 1 is quite flexible as a result of a reversible 1D-2D single-crystal to single-crystal (SCSC) transformation upon removal and rebinding of coordination water molecules, which accompanies changes in coordination sphere and network dimensionality. Additionally, Zn(II)-salicyaldimine polymers 1 and 1' exhibit different solid-state photoluminescences at 458 and 480 nm, respectively. This is reasonably attributed to the close-packing effect and/or the influences of the differences on the conformation and the coordination mode of the L(salpyca) ligand and the coordination geometry around the Zn(II) center. PMID:26513649

  5. A multi-functional coordination polymer coexisting spontaneous chirality resolution and weak ferromagnetism

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    Li, Xiu-Hua; Zhang, Qi; Hu, Ping

    2014-10-15

    A multifunctional homochiral coordination polymer, [Co(H{sub 2}O)(BDC)(4,4?-BPY)]?3H{sub 2}O (1) (H{sub 2}BDC=1,2-benzenedicarboxylate and 4,4?-BPY=4,4?-bipyridine), has been successfully isolated from Co(II) ions and mixed ligands (1,2-benzenedicarboxylate and 4,4?-bipyridine). Complex 1, which exhibits spontaneous chirality resolution and weak ferromagnetism, is built by chiral helices interconnected via end-to-end 4,4?-BPY bridges into a two-dimensional (2D) layer structure. - Graphical abstract: A 2D cobalt coordination polymer compound showing spontaneous chirality resolution and weak ferromagnetism. - Highlights: A new 2D cobalt mix-ligand coordination polymer complex has been synthesized. The cobalt coordination polymer complex shows spontaneous chirality resolution in solid state. The cobalt coordination polymer complex displays dominant and weak intrachain ferromagnetic interactions.

  6. Finite-temperature second-order many-body perturbation and HartreeFock theories for one-dimensional solids: An application to Peierls and charge-density-wave transitions in conjugated polymers

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    He, Xiao; State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy and Department of Physics, Institute of Theoretical and Computational Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 ; Ryu, Shinsei; Hirata, So; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012

    2014-01-14

    Finite-temperature extensions of ab initio Gaussian-basis-set spin-restricted HartreeFock (HF) and second-order many-body perturbation (MP2) theories are implemented for infinitely extended, periodic, one-dimensional solids and applied to the Peierls and charge-density-wave (CDW) transitions in polyyne and all-trans polyacetylene. The HF theory predicts insulating CDW ground states for both systems in their equidistant structures at low temperatures. In the same structures, they turn metallic at high temperatures. Starting from the dimerized low-temperature equilibrium structures, the systems need even higher temperatures to undergo a Peierls transition, which is accompanied by geometric as well as electronic distortions from dimerized to non-dimerized forms. The conventional finite-temperature MP2 theory shows a sign of divergence in any phase at any nonzero temperature and is useless. The renormalized finite-temperature MP2 (MP2R) theory is divergent only near metallic electronic structures, but is well behaved elsewhere. MP2R also predicts CDW and Peierls transitions occurring at two different temperatures. The effect of electron correlation is primarily to lower the Peierls transition temperature.

  7. Ligand-Induced Formation of Copper(I) Iodide Clusters: Exocyclic Coordination Polymers with Bis-dithiamacrocycle Isomers.

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    Kim, Seulgi; Siewe, Arlette Deukam; Lee, Eunji; Ju, Huiyeong; Park, In-Hyeok; Park, Ki-Min; Ikeda, Mari; Habata, Yoichi; Lee, Shim Sung

    2016-03-01

    A comparative study on the formation of guest clusters induced by different shapes (or sizes) of exocyclic binding sites embedded in the bis-macrocyclic host isomers is reported. CuI reacts with two regioisomers of a bis-dithiamacrocycle, o-bis-L (W-shaped binding site) and m-bis-L (U-shaped binding site), to yield one-dimensional coordination polymers {[(μ4-Cu4I4)(o-bis-L)]·2CH3CN}n (1a) and [(μ4-Cu2I2)(m-bis-L)]n (2). In 1a, the o-bis-L ligand isomer is linked by a spacious cubane [Cu4I4] cluster, while the m-bis-L ligand in 2 is linked by a smaller rhomboid [Cu2I2] cluster because of the different exocyclic binding sites. The results observed illustrate the possibility for the metal clusters including [CunIn] (n = 2 or 4) to adopt a controlled formation through the binding site alternation or design. Because of the adaptive cluster formations, the products show different photophysical properties. Additionally, sliding of the one-dimensional chains in 1a was observed upon loss of the lattice solvent molecules in ambient condition. PMID:26885700

  8. Copper(I) coordination polymers of 2,2'-dipyridylamine derivatives: syntheses, structures, and luminescence.

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    Ni, Jia; Wei, Kai-Ju; Min, Yuanzeng; Chen, Yaowen; Zhan, Shunze; Li, Dan; Liu, Yangzhong

    2012-05-01

    Reactions of CuX (X = Br(-), I(-) or CN(-)) with various types of 2,2'-dipyridylamine (dpa) derivatives have been performed via a hydrothermal-solvothermal method and the products have been structurally characterized by X-ray crystallography. Four ligands with different coordination motifs were employed in the reactions, including angular N,N,N',N'-tetra(2-pyridyl)-2,6-pyridinediamine (tppda); linear N,N,N',N'-tetra(2-pyridyl)-1,4-phenylenediamine (tppa) and N,N,N',N'-tetra(2-pyridyl)biphenyl-4,4'-diamine (tpbpa); and star-shaped tris-[4-(2,2'-dipyridylamino)-phenyl]amine (tdpa), which yielded eight copper(I) complexes exhibiting different stoichiometries of Cu-dpa and variable coordination modes of dpa. The compound [Cu(2)(tppda)(μ-I)(2)](n) (1) forms a one dimensional (1D) coordination polymer exclusively through double μ(2)-I bridges, which arranges to two dimensional (2D) metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) via the face-to-face π···π stacking interactions from pyridyl rings. The compound [Cu(6)(tppa)(μ(3)-Br)(6)](n) (2) forms a 2D network linked through multiple μ(3)-Br bridges. The compound [Cu(2)(tppa)(μ-CN)(2)](n) (3) is also a 2D MOF containing 1D (CuCN)(n) chains. The compounds [Cu(tpbpa)Br](n) (4) and [Cu(4)(tpbpa)(2)(μ-I)(4)](n) (5) display two different 1D assemblies: a zig-zag chain for 4 and a linear structure for 5. The compound [Cu(4)(tpbpa)(μ-CN)(4)](n) (6) shows a pseudo-4,8(2) topological net, while the compound [Cu(8)(tpbpa)(μ-CN)(8)](n)·2nH(2)O (7) exhibits a three-dimensional (3D) framework containing a ···PM··· double helical structure, although both of them contain (CuCN)(n) chains. The compound [Cu(2)(tdpa)(μ-I)(2)](n) (8) is a zig-zag chain based on the star-shaped molecule tpda, in which one of three dpa-arms is free of coordination to metal ions. All complexes exhibit luminescence in the solid state. PMID:22415529

  9. Transient One-dimensional Pipe Flow Analyzer

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    1986-04-08

    TOPAZ-SNLL, the Transient One- dimensional Pipe flow AnalyZer code, is a user-friendly computer program for modeling the heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics of multi-species gas transfer in arbitrary arrangements of pipes, valves, vessels, and flow branches. Although the flow conservation equations are assumed to be one-dimensional and transient, multidimensional features of internal fluid flow and heat transfer may be accounted for using the available quasi-steady flow correlations (e.g., Moody friction factor correlation and variousmore » form loss and heat transfer correlations). Users may also model the effects of moving system boundaries such as pistons, diaphragms, and bladders. The features of fully compressible flow are modeled, including the propagation of shocks and rarefaction waves, as well as the establishment of multiple choke points along the flow path.« less

  10. Transient One-dimensional Pipe Flow Analyzer

    SciTech Connect

    1986-04-08

    TOPAZ-SNLL, the Transient One- dimensional Pipe flow AnalyZer code, is a user-friendly computer program for modeling the heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics of multi-species gas transfer in arbitrary arrangements of pipes, valves, vessels, and flow branches. Although the flow conservation equations are assumed to be one-dimensional and transient, multidimensional features of internal fluid flow and heat transfer may be accounted for using the available quasi-steady flow correlations (e.g., Moody friction factor correlation and various form loss and heat transfer correlations). Users may also model the effects of moving system boundaries such as pistons, diaphragms, and bladders. The features of fully compressible flow are modeled, including the propagation of shocks and rarefaction waves, as well as the establishment of multiple choke points along the flow path.

  11. On the one-dimensional Coulomb problem

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    Jaramillo, Benjamn; Martnez-y-Romero, R. P.; Nez-Ypez, H. N.; Salas-Brito, A. L.

    2009-12-01

    We analyse the one-dimensional Coulomb problem (1DCP) pointing out some mistaken beliefs on it. We show that no eigenstates of even or odd parity can represent states of the system. The 1DCP exhibits a sort of spontaneous breaking of parity. We also show that a superselection rule operates in the system. Such rule explains some of its peculiarities. We build the superpotential associated to the 1DCP.

  12. One-dimensional bimetallic cyano complexes with nicotinamide and isonicotinamide ligands

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    Gr, Kansu; Krko?lu, Gne? Sheyla; Ye?ilel, Okan Zafer; Bykgngr, Orhan

    2014-02-01

    Two new 1D bimetallic Cu(II)/Ni(II) coordination polymers, {[Cu(NH3)4(?-na)][Ni(CN)4]}n (1) and {[Cu(NH3)2(ina)2Ni(?-CN)2(CN)2]}n (2) (na: nicotinamide, ina: isonicotinamide) have been synthesized and characterized by vibrational (FT-IR and Raman) spectroscopy, elemental, thermal analyses, and single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. In both of the complexes, Ni(II) ion is four coordinate with four cyanide-carbon atoms in a square-planar geometry. In 1, the [Ni(CN)4]2- ion acts as a counter-ion, whereas it coordinated to the Cu(II) ions as a bridging ligand in 2. In 1 and 2, each Cu(II) ion is coordinated in a distorted octahedral geometry. Single crystal X-ray analysis showed that 1 and 2 exhibit one-dimensional linear chain running along the crystallographic a-axis and b-axis direction, respectively. Adjacent chains are further stacked through intermolecular hydrogen bonding, NH⋯?, CH⋯Ni and Ni⋯? interactions to form 3D supramolecular network.

  13. Mixed ligand coordination polymers with flexible bis-imidazole linker and angular sulfonyldibenzoate: Crystal structure, photoluminescence and photocatalytic activity

    SciTech Connect

    Bisht, Kamal Kumar; Rachuri, Yadagiri; Parmar, Bhavesh; Suresh, Eringathodi

    2014-05-01

    Four ternary coordination polymers (CPs) namely, ([Ni(SDB)(BITMB)(H{sub 2}O)]H{sub 2}O){sub n} (CP1), ([Cd(SDB)(BITMB) (H{sub 2}O)](THF)(H{sub 2}O)){sub n} (CP2), ([Zn{sub 2}(SDB){sub 2}(BITMB)](THF){sub 2}){sub n} (CP3) and ([Co{sub 2}(SDB){sub 2}(BITMB)](Dioxane){sub 3}){sub n} (CP4) composed of angular dicarboxylate SDB (4,4'-sulfonyldibenzoate) and N-donor BITMB (1,3-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-2,4,6-trimethyl benzene) have been synthesized by solvothermal reactions and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and other physico-chemical techniques. CP1 possesses one-dimensional ribbon type metalorganic motifs glued together by H-bonds and ??? interactions, whereas CP2CP4, exhibit non-interpenetrated sql networks supported by weak supramolecular interactions. Structural diversity of these CPs can be attributed to the coordination geometry adopted by the metal nodes, versatile coordination modes of SDB and conformational flexibility of BITMB. Solid state luminescence properties of CP1CP4 were explored. Photocatalytic performance of all CPs for the decomposition of metanil yellow by dilute hydrogen peroxide in the presence of visible light was also investigated. 2583% dye removal from aqueous solutions in the presence of CP1CP4 was observed. - Graphical abstract: Four new ternary transition metal CPs have been hydrothermally prepared and their structural aspects as well as photocatalytic activity for decolourization of metanil yellow (MY) dye have been investigated. - Highlights: Four ternary coordination polymers containing Ni, Cd, Zn and Co center are prepared. Crystal structure and thermal stability of all four CPs has been described. PL and diffuse reflectance spectra of synthesized CPs have also been examined. Band gap values suggest semiconducting behavior of prepared CPs. Photocatalytic activity of CPs for oxidative degradation of metanil yellow is studied.

  14. Mixed ligand coordination polymers with flexible bis-imidazole linker and angular sulfonyldibenzoate: Crystal structure, photoluminescence and photocatalytic activity

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bisht, Kamal Kumar; Rachuri, Yadagiri; Parmar, Bhavesh; Suresh, Eringathodi

    2014-05-01

    Four ternary coordination polymers (CPs) namely, {[Ni(SDB)(BITMB)(H2O)]H2O}n (CP1), {[Cd(SDB)(BITMB) (H2O)](THF)(H2O)}n (CP2), {[Zn2(SDB)2(BITMB)](THF)2}n (CP3) and {[Co2(SDB)2(BITMB)](Dioxane)3}n (CP4) composed of angular dicarboxylate SDB (4,4'-sulfonyldibenzoate) and N-donor BITMB (1,3-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl)-2,4,6-trimethyl benzene) have been synthesized by solvothermal reactions and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and other physico-chemical techniques. CP1 possesses one-dimensional ribbon type metal-organic motifs glued together by H-bonds and ?⋯? interactions, whereas CP2-CP4, exhibit non-interpenetrated sql networks supported by weak supramolecular interactions. Structural diversity of these CPs can be attributed to the coordination geometry adopted by the metal nodes, versatile coordination modes of SDB and conformational flexibility of BITMB. Solid state luminescence properties of CP1-CP4 were explored. Photocatalytic performance of all CPs for the decomposition of metanil yellow by dilute hydrogen peroxide in the presence of visible light was also investigated. 25-83% dye removal from aqueous solutions in the presence of CP1-CP4 was observed.

  15. Mesoscopic architectures of porous coordination polymers fabricated by pseudomorphic replication

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    Reboul, Julien; Furukawa, Shuhei; Horike, Nao; Tsotsalas, Manuel; Hirai, Kenji; Uehara, Hiromitsu; Kondo, Mio; Louvain, Nicolas; Sakata, Osami; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2012-08-01

    The spatial organization of porous coordination polymer (PCP) crystals into higher-order structures is critical for their integration into separation systems, heterogeneous catalysts, ion/electron transport and photonic devices. Here, we demonstrate a rapid method to spatially control the nucleation site, leading to the formation of mesoscopic architecture made of PCPs, in both two and three dimensions. Inspired by geological processes, this method relies on the morphological replacement of a shaped sacrificial metal oxide used both as a metal source and as an ‘architecture-directing agent’ by an analogous PCP architecture. Spatiotemporal harmonization of the metal oxide dissolution and the PCP crystallization allowed the preservation of very fine mineral morphological details of periodic alumina inverse opal structures. The replication of randomly structured alumina aerogels resulted in a PCP architecture with hierarchical porosity in which the hydrophobic micropores of the PCP and the mesopores/macropores inherited from the parent aerogels synergistically enhanced the material’s selectivity and mass transfer for water/ethanol separation.

  16. Designing a New Class of Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: Probing Size, Composition, and Structure Dependent Electrocatalytic Performance in High-Quality, One-Dimensional Noble Metal Nanostructures

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    Koenigsmann, Christopher

    A key challenge in the practical commercialization of PEMFCs is the extremely high cost and relatively poor durability of carbon supported Pt nanoparticle (Pt NP/C) electrocatalysts utilized in both the anode and cathode half-cells. Herein, we synthesize and characterize a new class of high-quality one-dimensional noble metal nanostructures as a potentially new and promising structural paradigm for the next generation of electrocatalyst materials. Specifically, we investigate the nature of the complex interplay amongst size, chemical composition, and electrocatalytic performance in high-quality elemental and bimetallic 1D noble metal nanowire systems with an emphasis on achieving efficient and sustainable methods for catalyst preparation. In terms of nanowire dimensions and composition, an interesting and measureable size-dependent enhancement in performance emerges in the case of elemental Pt, Pd, and Pd1-xAux nanowires possessing diameters ranging from the submicron (d = 200 nm) to the ultrathin regime (d = 1 nm). In a similar context, we have considered the role of chemical composition in 1D electrocatalysts and noted significant composition-dependent enhancements in activity and durability in high-quality, bimetallic Pd1-xAux and Pd1-xPtx NWs. A key finding that is apparent from these experimental results is that widely seen behavioral trends in the composition- and size-dependent performance for 0D nanoparticle-based catalysts do not hold in the case of 1D architectures, because of the patently unique structural and electronic effects, associated with their anisotropic structures. As a culmination of our efforts to take advantage of these intrinsic structure-activity correlations, our group has developed a morphology-, size-, and composition-optimized Pd9Au NW possessing a Pt monolayer shell (PtMLPd9Au NWs) electrocatalyst with an ultrathin 2 nm diameter, which yielded outstanding Pt mass and platinum group metal activities of 2.56 A/mgPt and 0.64 A/mgPGM, respectively, thereby surpassing the activity of conventional state-of-the-art Pt NP/C by more than ten-fold.

  17. Polymer complexes. LX. Supramolecular coordination and structures of N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid) polymer complexes.

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    Ghoneim, M M; El-Sonbati, A Z; El-Bindary, A A; Diab, M A; Serag, L S

    2015-04-01

    A number of novel polymer complexes of various anions of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) with N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxy benzoic acid) (ABH) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, magnetic susceptibility measurements, electronic spin resonance, vibrational spectra and thermal analysis. The molecular structures of the ligand are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. Tentative structures for the polymeric metal complexes due to their potential application are also suggested. The IR data exhibit the coordination of ONO2/OAc/SO4 with the metal ions in the polymeric metal complex. Vibrational spectra indicate coordination of carboxylate oxygen and phenolic OH of the ligand giving a MO4 square planar chromophore. Ligand field ESR spectra support square planar geometry around Cu(II). The thermal decomposition of the polymer complexes were discussed in relation to structure, and the thermodynamic parameters of the decomposition stages were evaluated applying Coast-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods. PMID:25589393

  18. Polymer complexes. LX. Supramolecular coordination and structures of N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxybenzoic acid) polymer complexes

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    Ghoneim, M. M.; El-Sonbati, A. Z.; El-Bindary, A. A.; Diab, M. A.; Serag, L. S.

    2015-04-01

    A number of novel polymer complexes of various anions of copper(II), cobalt(II), nickel(II) and uranyl(II) with N(4-(acrylamido)-2-hydroxy benzoic acid) (ABH) have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR, magnetic susceptibility measurements, electronic spin resonance, vibrational spectra and thermal analysis. The molecular structures of the ligand are optimized theoretically and the quantum chemical parameters are calculated. Tentative structures for the polymeric metal complexes due to their potential application are also suggested. The IR data exhibit the coordination of ONO2/OAc/SO4 with the metal ions in the polymeric metal complex. Vibrational spectra indicate coordination of carboxylate oxygen and phenolic OH of the ligand giving a MO4 square planar chromophore. Ligand field ESR spectra support square planar geometry around Cu(II). The thermal decomposition of the polymer complexes were discussed in relation to structure, and the thermodynamic parameters of the decomposition stages were evaluated applying Coast-Redfern and Horowitz-Metzger methods.

  19. Carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption behavior of mixed matrix polymer composites containing a flexible coordination polymer.

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    Culp, Jeffrey T; Sui, Lang; Goodman, Angela; Luebke, David

    2013-03-01

    Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) comprised of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) dispersed in organic polymers are popular materials under study for potential applications in gas separations. However, research on MMMs containing structurally dynamic sorbents known as flexible MOFs has only very recently appeared in the literature. The thermodynamic requirements of the structure transition between the low porosity and high porosity phases of flexible MOFs may provide a mechanism for high adsorption selectivity in these materials. A fundamental question in MMMs containing flexible MOFs is how the constraint of the polymer matrix on the intrinsic expansion of the flexible MOF particles that occurs during gas adsorption might affect the thermodynamics of this structural phase transition and influence the gas adsorption properties of the embedded MOF. To investigate the fundamental nature of this flexible MOF-polymer interface, thin films of ~20 um thickness were prepared using the flexible linear chain coordination polymer catena-bis(dibenzoylmethanato)-(4,4'bipyridyl)nickel(II) "Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2)" embedded as 35 wt% dispersions in Matrimid, polystyrene, and polysulfone. The adsorption of CO(2) in the polymers and embedded particles was studied using in situ ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and variable temperature volumetric CO(2) adsorption/desorption isotherms. Interestingly, no effect of the polymer matrix on the gas adsorption behavior of the embedded Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2) particles was observed. The composite samples all showed the same threshold pressures for CO(2) absorption and desorption hysteresis associated with the structural phase change in the polymer embedded Ni(Bpy)(DBM)(2) particles as was observed in the pristine polycrystalline sample. The current results contrast those recently reported for a MMM containing the flexible MOF "NH(2)-MIL-53" where a significant increase in the threshold pressure for CO(2) adsorption associated with the structural phase change of the MOF was observed in the MMM as compared to the isolated MOF. The conflicting behaviors in these two systems are rationalized from the large differences in unit cell expansions between the two MOFs during the CO(2) adsorption process. PMID:23168045

  20. A statistical formulation of one-dimensional electron fluid turbulence

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    Fyfe, D.; Montgomery, D.

    1977-01-01

    A one-dimensional electron fluid model is investigated using the mathematical methods of modern fluid turbulence theory. Non-dissipative equilibrium canonical distributions are determined in a phase space whose co-ordinates are the real and imaginary parts of the Fourier coefficients for the field variables. Spectral densities are calculated, yielding a wavenumber electric field energy spectrum proportional to k to the negative second power for large wavenumbers. The equations of motion are numerically integrated and the resulting spectra are found to compare well with the theoretical predictions.

  1. New 3-D coordination polymers based on semi-rigid V-shape tetracarboxylates

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    Huang, Jing-Jing; Xu, Wei; Wang, Yan-Ning; Yu, Jie-Hui; Zhang, Ping; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2015-03-01

    Under the hydrothermal conditions, the reactions of transition-metal salts, tetracarboxylic acids and N,N‧-donor ligands yielded three new coordination polymers as [Cu4(fph)2(bpe)3(H2O)2]·2H2O (fph=4,4‧-(hexafluoroisopropylidene)diphthalate, bpe=1,2-bis(pyridyl)ethylene) 1, [Co2(fph)(bpa)2(H2O)2]·3H2O (bpa=1,2-bis(pyridyl)ethylane) 2, and [Ni(H2O)(H2oph)(bpa)] (oph=4,4‧-oxydiphthalate) 3. X-ray single-crystal diffraction analysis revealed that the title three compounds all possess the three-dimensional (3-D) network structures. For compound 1, the fph molecules first link the Cu2+ ions into a two-dimensional (2-D) wave-like layer with a (4,4) topology. The bpe molecules act as the second linkers, extending the 2-D layers into a 3-D network. For compound 2, the fph molecules still serve as the first connectors, linking the Co2+ ions into a one-dimensional (1-D) tube-like chain. Then the bpa molecules propagate the chains into a 3-D (4,4,4)-connected network. In the formation of the 3-D network of compound 3, the oph molecule does not play a role. The bpa molecules as well as the water molecules act as a mixed bridge. Only a kind of 4-connected metal node is observed in compound 3. The magnetic properties of compounds 1-3 were investigated and all exhibit the predominant antiferromegnetic magnetic behaviors.

  2. pH- and mol-ratio dependent formation of zinc(II) coordination polymers with iminodiacetic acid: Synthesis, spectroscopic, crystal structure and thermal studies

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    Ni Lubin; Zhang Ronghua; Liu Qiongxin; Xia Wensheng; Wang Hongxin; Zhou Zhaohui

    2009-10-15

    Three novel zinc coordination polymers (NH{sub 4}){sub n}[Zn(Hida)Cl{sub 2}]{sub n} (1), [Zn(ida)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (2), [Zn(Hida){sub 2}]{sub n}.4nH{sub 2}O (3) (H{sub 2}ida=iminodiacetic acid) and a monomeric complex [Zn(ida)(phen)(H{sub 2}O)].2H{sub 2}O (4) (phen=1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction methods. 1 and 2 form one-dimensional (1-D) chain structures, whereas 3 exhibits a three-dimensional (3-D) diamondoid framework with an open channel. The mononuclear complex 4 is extended into a 3-D supramolecular architecture through hydrogen bonds and pi-pi stacking. Interestingly, cyclic nonplanar tetrameric water clusters are observed that encapsulated in the 3-D lattice of 4. Based on {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR observations, there is obvious coordination of complex 2 in solution, while 1 and 3 decompose into free iminodiacetate ligand. Monomer [Zn(ida)(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}] (5) is considered as a possible discrete species from 2. These coordination polymers can serve as good molecular precursors for zinc oxide. - Text3: Reaction of zinc salt with iminodiacetic acid afforded three new coordination polymers 1-3 and a monomer 4, which is dependent on pH value and molar ratio of the reactants.

  3. Synthesis and characterization of different zinc(II) oxide nano-structures from two new zinc(II)-Quinoxaline coordination polymers

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    Molaei, Fatemeh; Bigdeli, Fahime; Morsali, Ali; Joo, Sang Woo; Bruno, Giuseppe; Rudbari, Hadi Amiri

    2015-09-01

    Two new zinc(II) coordination polymers, [Zn(Quinoxaline)(NO3)2(H2O)2]n?QuinoxalineH2O (1) and [Zn(Quinoxaline)2(Br)2]n (2), Quinoxaline = Benzopyrazine, have been synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy. Compounds 1 and 2 were structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction and are one-dimensional coordination polymers with coordination environment of octahedral and tetrahedral respectively. Nanostructures of zinc(II) oxide were obtained by thermolyses of compound 1 in oleic acid, calcination of compound 1 at 500 C under air atmosphere and sol-gel processes. Also, nanopowders of zinc(II) oxide were obtained by calcination of compound 2 at 450 and 550 C. The nanomaterials were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The thermal stability of compounds 1 and 2 both their bulk were studied by thermo-gravimetric (TGA) and differential thermal analyses (DTA). This study demonstrates the coordination polymers may be suitable precursors for the preparation of nanoscale materials.

  4. Different geometrical arrangements in carboxylate coordination polymers of flexible dicarboxylic acid

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    Deka, Himangshu; Sarma, Rupam; Kumari, Satchi; Khare, Alika; Baruah, Jubaraj B.

    2011-07-15

    Dicarboxylate coordination polymers (1-5) of Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II), respectively, derived from (7-carboxymethoxy-naphthalen-2-yloxy)-acetic acid (L{sub 1}H{sub 2}) are synthesized and characterized. Depending on the coordination sites around the metal centers and coordination mode of the ligand, dimensionality of these polymers varies. The dicarboxylates adopt three spatial orientations: in-plane linear coordination, out-of-plane cis coordination and out-of-plane trans coordination mode. Both the cis and trans out-of-plane coordination modes are found to exist only if the ancillary ligand pyridine is coordinated to the metal ion. When the aquoligand coordinates the in-plane linear coordination mode of L{sub 1} predominates. The coordination polymers 4 and 5 show photoluminescence in solution. The dicarboxylate of (5-carboxymethoxy-naphthalen-1-yloxy)-acetic acid (L{sub 2}H{sub 2}) does not form coordination polymer under ambient conditions, but prefers to remain as uncoordinated anion providing hydrophobic confinement to hexa-aquometal(II) cation. Compound 3 crystallizes in P2{sub 1} space group and it shows broadband ultra-violet fluorescence centered at 352.9 nm on focusing 632.8 nm He:Ne laser. - Graphical abstract: Different geometrical arrangements in coordination polymers derived from (7-carboxymethoxy-naphthalen-2-yloxy)-acetic acid of metal ions Mn(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) are presented. The (5-carboxymethoxy-naphthalen-1-yloxy)-acetic acid led to hexa-aquo cadmium(II) dicarboxylate. Highlights: > Structural and spectroscopic characterizations of five dicarboxylate coordination polymers of (7-carboxymethoxy-naphthalen-2-yloxy)-acetic acid with different metal ions are presented. > Different geometrical arrangements of coordination polymers stabilized in solid state are described. > Photoluminescence properties of the polymers are shown. > NLO property of a copper coordination polymer is described.

  5. One-dimensional hypersonic phononic crystals.

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    Gomopoulos, N; Maschke, D; Koh, C Y; Thomas, E L; Tremel, W; Butt, H-J; Fytas, G

    2010-03-10

    We report experimental observation of a normal incidence phononic band gap in one-dimensional periodic (SiO(2)/poly(methyl methacrylate)) multilayer film at gigahertz frequencies using Brillouin spectroscopy. The band gap to midgap ratio of 0.30 occurs for elastic wave propagation along the periodicity direction, whereas for inplane propagation the system displays an effective medium behavior. The phononic properties are well captured by numerical simulations. The porosity in the silica layers presents a structural scaffold for the introduction of secondary active media for potential coupling between phonons and other excitations, such as photons and electrons. PMID:20141118

  6. Nonlinear one-dimensional guided wedge waves

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    Lomonosov, Alexey M.; Pupyrev, Pavel D.; Hess, Peter; Mayer, Andreas P.

    2015-07-01

    The experimental observation of an efficient second-order nonlinearity with dominating frequency upconversion is reported for one-dimensional (1D) guided elastic waves localized at solid edges. These 1D acoustic wedge waves are a fundamental type of elastic wave with a phase velocity below that of surface and bulk waves and no coupling to them. Acoustic pulses, showing steepening, narrowing, and spiking to shocklike profiles, were generated and detected by a laser-based pump-probe setup. Shock formation is described by a nonlinear evolution equation, which allows the characteristic features of 1D guided shock waves to be predicted that differ from their bulk and surface analogs.

  7. A novel 1D silver(I) coordination polymer constructed from indol-3-butyric acid: Synthesis, crystal structure and natural bond orbital analysis by DFT

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    Zorlu, Yunus; Can, Hatice

    2013-04-01

    A novel one-dimensional Ag(I) coordination polymer with formula [Ag(IBA)]n(1) (IBA = indol-3-butyric acid) has been synthesized and structurally characterized by infrared spectroscopy (IR), elemental analysis and single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques. X-ray crystallographic study revealed that 1 crystallizes in monoclinic space group C2/c with unit cell parameters of a = 25.6863(7) Å, b = 7.5837(2) Å, c = 10.9065(3) Å, β = 103.296(2)°, V = 2067.61(10) Å3 and shows 1D wave-like one-dimensional coordination polymer. In the crystal structure, 1D chains are formed by Ag2:L2 dimers connected by argentophilic Ag⋯Ag interactions. The adjacent 1D polymeric chains are further assembled by hydrogen bond (Nsbnd H⋯O), Ag⋯C, Ag⋯π, Csbnd H⋯π and weak π⋯π interactions into a three-dimensional framework. The complex also exhibits the intermolecular pseudo-agostic (IPA) interaction (C-H⋯Ag). The spontaneous formation of the 1D assembly of complex 1 was investigated with density functional theory (DFT) method.

  8. One-dimensional coinless quantum walks

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    Portugal, Renato; Boettcher, Stefan; Falkner, Stefan

    2015-05-01

    A coinless, discrete-time quantum walk possesses a Hilbert space whose dimension is smaller compared to the widely studied coined walk. Coined walks require the direct product of the site basis with the coin space; coinless walks operate purely in the site basis, which is clearly minimal. These coinless quantum walks have received considerable attention recently because they have evolution operators that can be obtained by a graphical method based on lattice tessellations and they have been shown to be as efficient as the best known coined walks when used as a quantum search algorithm. We argue that both formulations in their most general form are equivalent. In particular, we demonstrate how to transform the one-dimensional version of the coinless quantum walk into an equivalent extended coined version for a specific family of evolution operators. We present some of its basic, asymptotic features for the one-dimensional lattice with some examples of tessellations, and analyze the mixing time and limiting probability distributions on cycles.

  9. Metal-controlled assembly tuning the topology and dimensionality of coordination polymers of Ag(I), Cd(II) and Zn(II) with the flexible 2-(1 H-imidazole-1-yl)acetic acid (Hima)

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    Wang, Yong-Tao; Tang, Gui-Mei; Wu, Yue; Qin, Xu-Yan; Qin, Da-Wei

    2007-04-01

    Three new, inorganic-organic coordination polymers based on a versatile linking unit 2-(1 H-imidazole-1-yl)acetate (ima) and Ag I, Cd II and Zn II ions, exhibiting one to three dimensionalities and different topology structures, have been prepared in water medium and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Reaction of AgNO 3 with Hima afforded a neutral one-dimensional (1-D) chains [Ag(ima)] n ( 1) which exhibits a pseudo two-dimensional (2-D) layered architecture through ?-? stacking interaction between imidazole rings and intermolecular Ag⋯Ag interactions. Reaction of CdCl 2 with Hima yielded neutral 2-D coordination polymers [Cd(ima) 2] n ( 2) possessing (6, 3) topology structures, which further stack into 3-D supramolecular networks through C-H⋯O weak interactions. While Zn(NO 3) 2 was used, a non-centric 3-D coordination polymer [Zn(ima) 2] n ( 3) featuring a 3-fold interpenetrating diamondoid net was isolated. Among these polymers, the building block ima anion exhibits different coordination modes. These results indicate that the versatile nature of this flexible ligand, together with the coordination preferences of the metal ions, play a critical role in construction of these novel coordination polymers. The spectral, thermal and SHG (second-harmonic generation) properties of these new materials have also been investigated.

  10. Quasi-one-dimensional parahydrogen in nanopores

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    Omiyinka, Tokunbo; Boninsegni, Massimo

    2016-03-01

    The low temperature physics of parahydrogen (p -H2) confined in cylindrical channels of diameter of the order of 1 nm is studied theoretically by quantum Monte Carlo simulations. On varying the attractive strength of the wall of the cylindrical pore, as well as its diameter, the equilibrium phase evolves from a single quasi-one-dimensional (1D) channel along the axis, to a concentric cylindrical shell. It is found that the quasi-1D system retains a strong propensity to crystallization, even though on weakly attractive substrates quantum fluctuations reduce somewhat such a tendency compared to the purely 1D system. No evidence of a topologically protected superfluid phase (in the Luttinger sense) is observed. Implications on the possible existence of a bulk superfluid phase of parahydrogen are discussed.

  11. Growth Diversity in One Dimensional Fluctuating Interfaces

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    Grynberg, M. D.

    2001-04-01

    A set of one dimensional interfaces involving attachment and detachment of k-particle neighbors is studied numerically using both large scale simulations and finite size scaling analysis. A labeling algorithm introduced by Barma and Dhar in related spin Hamiltonians enables to characterize the asymptotic behavior of the interface width according to the initial state of the substrate. For equal deposition-evaporation probability rates it is found that in most cases the initial conditions induce regimes of saturated width. In turn, scaling exponents obtained for initially flat interfaces indicate power law growths which depend on k. In contrast, for unequal probability rates the interface width exhibits a logarithmic growth for all k>1 regardless of the initial state of the substrate.

  12. One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Superprisms

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    Ting, David

    2005-01-01

    Theoretical calculations indicate that it should be possible for one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals (see figure) to exhibit giant dispersions known as the superprism effect. Previously, three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystal superprisms have demonstrated strong wavelength dispersion - about 500 times that of conventional prisms and diffraction gratings. Unlike diffraction gratings, superprisms do not exhibit zero-order transmission or higher-order diffraction, thereby eliminating cross-talk problems. However, the fabrication of these 3D photonic crystals requires complex electron-beam substrate patterning and multilayer thin-film sputtering processes. The proposed 1D superprism is much simpler in structural complexity and, therefore, easier to design and fabricate. Like their 3D counterparts, the 1D superprisms can exhibit giant dispersions over small spectral bands that can be tailored by judicious structure design and tuned by varying incident beam direction. Potential applications include miniature gas-sensing devices.

  13. Stochastic ripening of one-dimensional nanostructures

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    Koh, Seong Jin; Ehrlich, Gert

    2000-10-15

    Ostwald ripening, in which large clusters grow at the expense of smaller ones, is driven by differences in the chemical potentials of these clusters. We demonstrate that ripening can also occur without chemical potential differences between small and large particles, by observing the exchange of single atoms between linear chains of Ir atoms; on a W(110) surface these dissociate at a rate independent of length. Ripening takes place because of the stochastic nature of individual atomic events, and is characterized by large fluctuations in the number of exchanges for a chain to disappear. This mechanism should be generally applicable in the ripening of one-dimensional chains, formed on metals as well as semiconductors, and for which the dissociation energy is insensitive to length.

  14. Three one-dimensional structural heating programs

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    Wing, L. D.

    1978-01-01

    Two computer programs for calculating profiles in a ten-element structure consisting of up to ten materials are presented, along with a third program for calculating the mean temperature for a payload container placed in an orbiting vehicle cargo bay. The three programs are related by the sharing of a common analytical technique; the energy balance is based upon one-dimensional heat transfer. The first program, NQLDW112, assumes a non-ablating surface. NQLDW117 is very similar but allows the outermost element to ablate. NQLDW040 calculates an average temperature profile through an idealized model of the real payload cannister and contents in the cargo bay of an orbiting vehicle.

  15. Tunneling in one-dimensional ideal barriers

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    Kowalski, Jacek M.; Fry, John L.

    1987-10-01

    General properties of the transmission coefficient of an ideal, one-dimensional potential barrier of arbitrary shape are studied. It is proved that an arbitrary symmetric barrier is perfectly transparent for at least one energy in each energy band of the related band problem, where the barrier potential is periodically continued on the whole real axis. Recursion relations are obtained for transmission coefficients of barriers consisting of 2k structural units. They are used in a simple proof showing that transmission coefficients of finite barriers composed of m identical arbitrary structural units have chaotic behavior for almost all energies for m?? in each energy band. There exists, however, becoming more dense with m, a countable set of energies in each energy band where finite repeated barriers are perfectly transparent. The results are illustrated by a numerical example.

  16. Electron pairing in one-dimensional quasicrystals

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    Arredondo, Y.; Navarro, O.

    2010-08-01

    Electron pairing in one-dimensional binary Hubbard chains is studied for different values of the band-filling using the density matrix renormalization group method. The systems consist of linear arrays of sites with two types of on-site correlations defined by two potentials: UA being attractive (<0), and UB repulsive (>0). The atomic levels of the system are modulated with periodic and quasiperiodic ordering, in the latter case following the Fibonacci sequence. We analyze the effect of such modulations and calculate the electron pairing phase diagram as a function of the band-filling. It is observed that there is a critical value of the band-filling where the behavior of the periodic and the Fibonacci binary Hubbard chains is reversed.

  17. Influence of aminopyrimidyl derivatives on the supramolecular architectures and abundant nonvalent interactions of silver 5-nitroisophthalate coordination polymers

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    Sun, Di; Luo, Geng-Geng; Zhang, Na; Wei, Zhan-Hua; Yang, Cheng-Feng; Xu, Qin-Juan; Huang, Rong-Bin; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2010-04-01

    Two 5-nitroisophthalate silver(I) coordination polymers with 2-aminopyrimidyl derivatives, namely [Ag 2(apym) 1.5(nipa)H 2O] n ( 1) and [Ag 2(dmapym) 2(nipa)] n ( 2) were synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis (apym = 2-aminopyrimidine, dmapym = 2-amino-4,6-dimethylprimidine, H 2nipa = 5-nitroisophthalic acid). Complex 1 possesses a one-dimensional (1D) structure built from rhombic [Ag 4(apym) 2(nipa) 2] second building units (SBUs). The uncoordinated O nitro is involved in the significant lone-pair (lp)⋯? interaction with the benzene ring of nipa. Complex 2 possesses a two-dimensional (2D) structure in which dmapym ligands show two different coordination modes, monodentate and bidentate, respectively. Moreover, 2 shows abundant nonvalent interactions, such as lp(O carboxyl)⋯?, ?⋯?, C-H⋯? interactions and hydrogen-bonding simultaneously. 1 and 2 also exhibit diverse structure motifs due to the effects of substituent methyl groups. The photoluminescence properties of these complexes also were examined.

  18. 1D Cu(II) coordination polymer derived from 2-(2-(2,4-dioxopentan-3-ylidene)hydrazinyl)benzenesulfonate chelator and pyrazine spacer

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    Mahmudov, Kamran T.; Haukka, Matti; Sutradhar, Manas; Mizar, Archana; Kopylovich, Maximilian N.; Pombeiro, Armando J. L.

    2013-02-01

    Reaction of 2-(2-(2,4-dioxopentan-3-ylidene)hydrazinyl)benzenesulfonic acid (H2L) with copper(II) nitrate hydrate in the presence of pyrazine (pz) in methanol affords the coordination polymer [Cu2(μ-L)2(H2O)2(μ-pz)]n (1), where the bidentate pz molecule links two Cu(II) centres of two different dimeric units, giving rise to a one-dimensional chain. The dimeric unit [Cu2(μ-L)2(H2O)2] consists of two distorted octahedral Cu(II) centres connected via oxygen atoms of the sulfo group of the bridging L2- ligand. The extensive hydrogen bonding between the coordinated water and pz molecules leads to the formation of a supramolecular 3D associate. Compound 1 has been characterized by elemental analysis, ESI-MS, IR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis.

  19. Chiral one- and two-dimensional silver(I)-biotin coordination polymers.

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    Altaf, Muhammad; Stoeckli-Evans, Helen

    2013-02-01

    Reaction of biotin {C(10)H(16)N(2)O(3)S, HL; systematic name: 5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoic acid} with silver acetate and a few drops of aqueous ammonia leads to the deprotonation of the carboxylic acid group and the formation of a neutral chiral two-dimensional polymer network, poly[[{?(3)-5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}silver(I)] trihydrate], {[Ag(C(10)H(15)N(2)O(3)S)]3H(2)O}(n) or {[Ag(L)]3H(2)O}(n), (I). Here, the Ag(I) cations are pentacoordinate, coordinated by four biotin anions via two S atoms and a ureido O atom, and by two carboxylate O atoms of the same molecule. The reaction of biotin with silver salts of potentially coordinating anions, viz. nitrate and perchlorate, leads to the formation of the chiral one-dimensional coordination polymers catena-poly[[bis[nitratosilver(I)]-bis{?(3)-5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}] monohydrate], {[Ag(2)(NO(3))(2)(C(10)H(16)N(2)O(3)S)(2)]H(2)O}(n) or {[Ag(2)(NO(3))(2)(HL)(2)]H(2)O}(n), (II), and catena-poly[bis[perchloratosilver(I)]-bis{?(3)-5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}], [Ag(2)(ClO(4))(2)(C(10)H(16)N(2)O(3)S)(2)](n) or [Ag(2)(ClO(4))(2)(HL)(2)](n), (III), respectively. In (II), the Ag(I) cations are again pentacoordinated by three biotin molecules via two S atoms and a ureido O atom, and by two O atoms of a nitrate anion. In (I), (II) and (III), the Ag(I) cations are bridged by an S atom and are coordinated by the ureido O atom and the O atoms of the anions. The reaction of biotin with silver salts of noncoordinating anions, viz. hexafluoridophosphate (PF(6)(-)) and hexafluoridoantimonate (SbF(6)(-)), gave the chiral double-stranded helical structures catena-poly[[silver(I)-bis{?(2)-5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}] hexafluoridophosphate], {[Ag(C(10)H(16)N(2)O(3)S)(2)](PF(6))}(n) or {[Ag(HL)(2)](PF(6))}(n), (IV), and catena-poly[[[{5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}silver(I)]-?(2)-{5-[(3aS,4S,6aR)-2-oxohexahydro-1H-thieno[3,4-d]imidazol-4-yl]pentanoato}] hexafluoridoantimonate], {[Ag(C(10)H(16)N(2)O(3)S)(2)](SbF(6))}(n) or {[Ag(HL)(2)](SbF(6))}(n), (V), respectively. In (IV), the Ag(I) cations have a tetrahedral coordination environment, coordinated by four biotin molecules via two S atoms, and by two carboxy O atoms of two different molecules. In (V), however, the Ag(I) cations have a trigonal coordination environment, coordinated by three biotin molecules via two S atoms and one carboxy O atom. In (IV) and (V), neither the ureido O atom nor the F atoms of the anion are involved in coordination. Hence, the coordination environment of the Ag(I) cations varies from AgS(2)O trigonal to AgS(2)O(2) tetrahedral to AgS(2)O(3) square-pyramidal. The conformation of the valeric acid side chain varies from extended to twisted and this, together with the various anions present, has an influence on the solid-state structures of the resulting compounds. The various O-HO and N-HO hydrogen bonds present result in the formation of chiral two- and three-dimensional networks, which are further stabilized by C-HX (X = O, F, S) interactions, and by N-HF interactions for (IV) and (V). Biotin itself has a twisted valeric acid side chain which is involved in an intramolecular C-HS hydrogen bond. The tetrahydrothiophene ring has an envelope conformation with the S atom as the flap. It is displaced from the mean plane of the four C atoms (plane B) by 0.8789 (6) , towards the ureido ring (plane A). Planes A and B are inclined to one another by 58.89 (14). In the crystal, molecules are linked via O-HO and N-HO hydrogen bonds, enclosing R(2)(2)(8) loops, forming zigzag chains propagating along [001]. These chains are linked via N-HO hydrogen bonds, and C-HS and C-HO interactions forming a three-dimensional network. The absolute configurations of biotin and complexes (I), (II), (IV) and

  20. A new linear bismuth coordination polymer based on 1,10-phenanthroline-2,9-dicarboxylic acid: ionothermal synthesis, crystal structure and fluorescence properties.

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    Feng, Yu-Quan; Hu, Yu-Long; Wang, Hong-Wei; Cao, Feng-Pu

    2015-08-01

    A new linear bismuth(III) coordination polymer, catena-poly[[chloridobismuth(III)]-?3-1,10-phenanthroline-2,9-dicarboxylato-?(6)O(2):O(2),N(1),N(10),O(9):O(9)], [Bi(C14H6N2O4)Cl]n, has been obtained by an ionothermal method and characterized by elemental analysis, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, thermal stability studies and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The structure is constructed by Bi(C14H6N2O4)Cl fragments in which each Bi(III) centre is seven-coordinated by one Cl atom, four O atoms and two N atoms. The coordination geometry of the Bi(III) cation is distorted pentagonal-bipyramidal (BiO4N2Cl), with one bridging carboxylate O atom and one Cl atom located in the axial positions. The Bi(C14H6N2O4)Cl fragments are further extended into a one-dimensional linear polymeric structure via subsequent but different centres of symmetry (bridging carboxylate O atoms). Neighbouring linear chains are assembled via weak C-HO and C-HCl hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture. Intermolecular ?-? stacking interactions are observed, with centroid-to-centroid distances of 3.678?(4)?, which further stabilize the structure. In addition, the solid-state fluorescence properties of the title coordination polymer were investigated. PMID:26243414

  1. A mixed valent heterometallic Cu(II)/Na(I) coordination polymer with sodium-phenyl bonds.

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    Datta, Amitabha; Das, Kuheli; Massera, Chiara; Clegg, Jack K; Sinha, Chittaranjan; Huang, Jui-Hsien; Garribba, Eugenio

    2014-04-14

    A mixed valent heterometallic Cu(II)/Na(I) coordination polymer (1) is generated by the reaction of a Schiff base ligand, (6,6'-(1E,1'E)-(2-hydroxypropane-1,3-diyl)bis(azan-1-yl-1-ylidene)bis(methan-1-yl-1-ylidene)bis(2-methoxyphenol)) with copper(II) acetate and sodium perchlorate. In addition to the presence of alcohol oxygen-sodium coordination bonds, the single crystal X-ray structure reveals that the 1D coordination polymer is stabilised by the formation of phenyl-sodium ?2-bonds, face-to-face ?-? contacts and Cu-? interactions. PMID:24549373

  2. A one dimensional model of population growth

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    Ribeiro, Fabiano L.; Ribeiro, Kayo N.

    2015-09-01

    In this work, a one dimensional population growth model is proposed. The model, based on the cooperative and competitive individual-individual distance-dependent interaction, allows us to get a full analytical solution. With this analytical approach, it was possible to investigate the dynamics of the population according to some parameters, as intrinsic growth rate, strength of the interaction between individuals, and the distance-dependent interaction. As a consequence of the individuals' interaction, a rich phase diagram to which the population has access was observed. The phases observed are: convergence to carrying capacity, exponential growth, divergence at finite time, and extinction. Moreover, it was also observed that some phases are strictly dependent on the initial condition. For instance, in the cooperative regime with negative intrinsic growth rate, the population can diverge or become extinct according to the initial population size. The phases accessible to the population can be seen as a macroscopic behavior which emerges from the interaction among the individuals (the microscopic level).

  3. One-dimensional model of inertial pumping.

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    Kornilovitch, Pavel E; Govyadinov, Alexander N; Markel, David P; Torniainen, Erik D

    2013-02-01

    A one-dimensional model of inertial pumping is introduced and solved. The pump is driven by a high-pressure vapor bubble generated by a microheater positioned asymmetrically in a microchannel. The bubble is approximated as a short-term impulse delivered to the two fluidic columns inside the channel. Fluid dynamics is described by a Newton-like equation with a variable mass, but without the mass derivative term. Because of smaller inertia, the short column refills the channel faster and accumulates a larger mechanical momentum. After bubble collapse the total fluid momentum is nonzero, resulting in a net flow. Two different versions of the model are analyzed in detail, analytically and numerically. In the symmetrical model, the pressure at the channel-reservoir connection plane is assumed constant, whereas in the asymmetrical model it is reduced by a Bernoulli term. For low and intermediate vapor bubble pressures, both models predict the existence of an optimal microheater location. The predicted net flow in the asymmetrical model is smaller by a factor of about 2. For unphysically large vapor pressures, the asymmetrical model predicts saturation of the effect, while in the symmetrical model net flow increases indefinitely. Pumping is reduced by nonzero viscosity, but to a different degree depending on the microheater location. PMID:23496615

  4. Exciton quasicondensation in one-dimensional systems

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    Werman, Yochai; Berg, Erez

    2015-06-01

    Two Luttinger liquids, with an equal density and opposite sign of charge carriers, may exhibit enhanced excitonic correlations. We term such a system an exciton quasicondensate, with a possible realization being two parallel oppositely doped quantum wires, coupled by repulsive Coulomb interactions. We show that this quasiexciton condensate can be stabilized in an extended range of parameters, in both spinless and spinful systems. We calculate the interwire tunneling current-voltage characteristic, and find that a negative differential conductance is a signature of excitonic correlations. For spinful electrons, the excitonic regime is shown to be distinct from the usual quasi-long-range ordered Wigner crystal phase characterized by power-law density wave correlations. The two phases can be clearly distinguished through their interwire tunneling current-voltage characteristics. In the quasiexciton condensate regime the tunneling conductivity diverges at low temperatures and voltages, whereas in the Wigner crystal it is strongly suppressed. Both the Wigner crystal and the excitonic regime are characterized by a divergent Coulomb drag at low temperature. Finally, metallic carbon nanotubes are considered as a special case of such a one-dimensional setup, and it is shown that exciton condensation is favorable due to the additional valley degree of freedom.

  5. A series of Ti(IV)/Ti(III) coordination polymers: structures and surface photoelectric properties.

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    Li, Lei; Zhang, Li; Liu, Dong-Wei; Jin, Jing; Chi, Yu-Xian; Niu, Shu-Yun

    2012-02-01

    Three titanium coordination polymers, {[Ti(SO(4))(2)(H(2)O)]0.5bipy2H(2)O}(n)1, {[Ti1(SO(4))(2)(H(2)O)][Ti2(SO(4))(2)(H(2)O)]bipy5H(2)O}(n)2 and [Ti(tea)](n)3 (bipy=4,4'-bipyridine, H(3)tea=triethanolamine) were synthesized and characterized by IR, UV-Vis absorption spectra, TG analysis, X-ray single crystal diffraction and surface photovoltage spectroscopy (SPS). The surface photoelectric properties of titanium coordination polymers were discussed emphatically by the SPS. The results of single crystal diffraction indicate that polymers 1 and 2 possess 1D infinite structure bridged by SO(4)(2-) groups and coordinated water molecules and further connected into supramolecular structures by hydrogen bonds. Polymer 3 possesses 2D infinite structure bridged by weak sub-coordinated Ti-O bonds. The results of SPS show that there are obvious photovoltage responses in the range of 300-500 nm, which indicates that they possess photoelectric conversion ability. The SPS of three titanium polymers were analyzed comparatively. It is found that the valence of central metal ions, coordination micro-environment and kinds of coordination atoms influence the results of the SPS. The SPS is associated with UV-Vis absorption spectra. PMID:22051416

  6. One-dimensional magnetopolymeric nanostructures with tailored sizes.

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    Martn, J; Vzquez, M; Hernndez-Vlez, M; Mijangos, C

    2008-04-30

    Ultra-high aspect ratio nanofibers composed of poly(vinyl alcohol) and CoFe(2)O(4) nanoparticles (PVA/CoFe(2)O(4)) and moderate aspect ratio nanofibers composed of poly(vinyl chloride) and Fe(3)O(4) nanoparticles (PVC/Fe(3)O(4)) have been prepared. Magnetopolymeric one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures with any diameter and length can be prepared by template synthesis using anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) followed by the replication methods presented in this work. These replication methods are very effective, and allow the nanomoulding of any polymer-nanoparticle 1D composite. A first magnetic characterization of the nanostructured composites reveals a modest magnetic anisotropy. The development of magnetopolymeric nanofibers with adjusted length and diameter opens new opportunities in a wide range of applications. PMID:21825668

  7. Dimensional modulation and magnetic properties of triazole- and bis(triazole)-based copper(II) coordination polymers tuned by aromatic polycarboxylates

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    Zhang, Ju-Wen; Zhao, Wei; Lu, Qi-Lin; Luan, Jian; Qu, Yun; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2014-04-01

    Five new metal-organic coordination polymers {[Cu3(?2-OH)2(atrz)2(nph)2(H2O)2]2H2O}n (1), {[Cu2(?3-OH)(atrz)(1,2,4-btc)]2H2O}n (2), {[Cu2(?3-OH)(atrz)(1,2,4-btc)(H2O)]H2O}n (3), [Cu(dth)0.5(nph)(H2O)]n (4) and [Cu(dth)(Hnip)2]n (5) [atrz=4-amino-1,2,4-triazole, dth=N,N'-di(4H-1,2,4-triazole)hexanamide, H2nph=3-nitrophthalic acid, 1,2,4-H3btc=1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid and H2nip=5-nitroisophthalic acid] were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Polymer 1 shows a one-dimensional (1D) chain. Polymers 2 and 3 exhibit similar tetranuclear CuII4 cluster-based three-dimensional (3D) frameworks with the same components. Polymer 4 possesses a 3D framework with a 41263-pcu topology. Polymer 5 displays a 3D framework with a 446108-mab topology. The magnetic properties of 1-4 were investigated.

  8. Highly luminescent and triboluminescent coordination polymers assembled from lanthanide ?-diketonates and aromatic bidentate O-donor ligands.

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    Eliseeva, Svetlana V; Pleshkov, Dmitry N; Lyssenko, Konstantin A; Lepnev, Leonid S; Bnzli, Jean-Claude G; Kuzmina, Natalia P

    2010-10-18

    The reaction of hydrated lanthanide hexafluoroacetylacetonates, [Ln(hfa)(3)(H(2)O)(2)], with 1,4-disubstituted benzenes afforded a new series of one-dimensional coordination polymers [Ln(hfa)(3)(Q)](?), where Ln = Eu, Gd, Tb, and Lu and Q = 1,4-diacetylbenzene (acbz), 1,4-diacetoxybenzene (acetbz), or 1,4-dimethyltherephtalate (dmtph). X-ray single crystal analyses reveal [Ln(hfa)(3)(acbz)](?) (Ln = Eu, Gd, Tb) consisting of zigzag polymeric chains with Ln-Ln-Ln angles equal to 128, while the arrays are more linear in [Eu(hfa)(3)(acetbz)](?) and [Eu(hfa)(3)(dmtph)](?), with Ln-Ln-Ln angles of 165 and 180, respectively. In all structures, Ln(III) ions are 8-coordinate and lie in distorted square-antiprismatic environments. The coordination polymers are thermally stable up to 180-210 C under a nitrogen atmosphere. Their volatility has been tested in vacuum sublimation experiments at 200-250 C and 10(-2) Torr: the metal-organic frameworks with acetbz and dmtph can be quantitatively sublimed, while [Ln(hfa)(3)(acbz)](?) undergoes thermal decomposition. The triplet state energies of the ancillary ligands, 21,600 (acetbz), 22,840 (acbz), and 24,500 (dmtph) cm(-1), lie in an ideal range for sensitizing the luminescence of Eu(III) and/or Tb(III). As a result, all of the [Ln(hfa)(3)(Q)](?) polymers display bright red or green luminescence due to the characteristic (5)D(0) ? (7)F(J) (J = 0-4) or (5)D(4) ? (7)F(J) (J = 6-0) transitions, respectively. Absolute quantum yields reach 51(Eu) and 56(Tb) % for the frameworks built from dmtph. Thin films of [Eu(hfa)(3)(Q)](?) with 100-170 nm thickness can be obtained by thermal evaporation (P < 3 10(-5) Torr, 200-250 C). They are stable over a long period of time, and their photophysical parameters are similar to those of the bulk samples so that their use as active materials in luminescent devices can be envisaged. Mixtures of [Ln(hfa)(3)(dmpth)](?) with Ln = Eu and Tb yield color-tunable microcrystalline materials from red to green. Finally, the crystalline samples exhibit strong triboluminescence, which could be useful in the design of pressure and/or damage detection probes. PMID:20849088

  9. Synthesis, structure and DFT study of a chelidamic acid based Cu coordination polymer: On the importance of ?-? interactions and hexameric water clusters

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    Mirzaei, Masoud; Eshtiagh-Hosseini, Hossein; Karrabi, Zahra; Notash, Behrouz; Bauz, Antonio; Frontera, Antonio

    2015-01-01

    One-dimensional coordination polymer, i.e., {(Hampy)[Cu(chel)(H2O)]?2H2O}n (1, ampy = 2-amino-6-methylpyridine, H3chel = chelidamic acid), has been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, solution studies and X-ray single-crystal diffraction. In the monomeric unit of compound 1 the metal center exhibits a distorted square-pyramidal coordination sphere. The Cu(II) ion is coordinated to chelidamic acid and water. These monomers are interlinked generating a 1D polymer by means of the para hydroxyl group of the ligand. Protonated 2-amino-6-methylpyridine rings act as counter cations. The crystal lattice is aggregated through intermolecular interactions, such as electrostatic attraction, N-H⋯O, O-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonding and aromatic ? stacking interactions. Hydrogen bond interactions between the water molecules led to formation of six-membered rings with chair conformation. These assemblies are described and analyzed by means of density functional theory (DFT) calculations since they play an important role in the construction of three-dimensional supramolecular frameworks.

  10. pH- and mol-ratio dependent formation of zinc(II) coordination polymers with iminodiacetic acid: synthesis, spectroscpic, crystal structure and thermal studies

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    Ni, Lu-Bin; Zhang, Rong-Hua; Liu, Qiong-Xin; Xia, Wen-Sheng; Wang, Hongxin; Zhou, Zhao-Hui

    2009-01-01

    Three novel zinc coordination polymers (NH4)n[Zn(Hida)Cl2]n (1), [Zn(ida)(H2O)2]n (2), [Zn(Hida)2]n4nH2O (3) (H2ida = iminodiacetic acid) and a monomeric complex [Zn(ida)(phen)(H2O)]2H2O (4) (phen=1,10-phenanthroline) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction methods. 1 and 2 form one-dimensional (1-D) chain structures, whereas 3 exhibits a three-dimensional (3-D) diamondoid framework with an open channel. The mononuclear complex 4 is extended into a 3-D supramolecular architecture through hydrogen bonds and ?-? stacking. Interestingly, cyclic nonplanar tetrameric water clusters are observed that encapsulated in the 3-D lattice of 4. Based on 1H and 13C NMR observations, there is obvious coordination of complex 2 in solution, while 1 and 3 decompose into free iminodiacetate ligand. Monomer [Zn(ida)(H2O)3] (5) is considered as a possible discrete species from 2. These coordination polymers can serve as good molecular precursors for zinc oxide. PMID:20161370

  11. Dimensional modulation and magnetic properties of triazole- and bis(triazole)-based copper(II) coordination polymers tuned by aromatic polycarboxylates

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    Zhang, Ju-Wen; Zhao, Wei; Lu, Qi-Lin; Luan, Jian; Qu, Yun; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2014-04-01

    Five new metalorganic coordination polymers ([Cu{sub 3}(?{sub 2}-OH){sub 2}(atrz){sub 2}(nph){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]2H{sub 2}O){sub n} (1), ([Cu{sub 2}(?{sub 3}-OH)(atrz)(1,2,4-btc)]2H{sub 2}O){sub n} (2), ([Cu{sub 2}(?{sub 3}-OH)(atrz)(1,2,4-btc)(H{sub 2}O)]H{sub 2}O){sub n} (3), [Cu(dth){sub 0.5}(nph)(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (4) and [Cu(dth)(Hnip){sub 2}]{sub n} (5) [atrz=4-amino-1,2,4-triazole, dth=N,N'-di(4H-1,2,4-triazole)hexanamide, H{sub 2}nph=3-nitrophthalic acid, 1,2,4-H{sub 3}btc=1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid and H{sub 2}nip=5-nitroisophthalic acid] were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Polymer 1 shows a one-dimensional (1D) chain. Polymers 2 and 3 exhibit similar tetranuclear Cu{sup II}{sub 4} cluster-based three-dimensional (3D) frameworks with the same components. Polymer 4 possesses a 3D framework with a 4{sup 12}6{sup 3}-pcu topology. Polymer 5 displays a 3D framework with a 4{sup 4}6{sup 10}8-mab topology. The magnetic properties of 14 were investigated. - Graphical abstract: Five triazole-based copper(II) polymers modulated by polycarboxylates were synthesized. Bis-triazole-bis-amide ligand and polycarboxylates play important roles in tuning dimensionality of polymers. Magnetic properties of polymers were investigated. - Highlights: Five triazole- and bis(triazole)-based copper(II) coordination polymers tuned by aromatic polycarboxylates were obtained. The aromatic polycarboxylates have an important influence on the dimensionality of five polymers. The magnetic properties of four polymers were investigated.

  12. Loading of a coordination polymer nanobelt on a functional carbon fiber: a feasible strategy for visible-light-active and highly efficient coordination-polymer-based photocatalysts.

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    Xu, Xin-Xin; Yang, Hong-Yu; Li, Zhen-Yu; Liu, Xiao-Xia; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2015-02-23

    To improve the photocatalytic properties of coordination polymers under irradiation in the visible-light region, coordination polymer nanobelts (CPNB) were loaded on functional carbon fiber (FCF) through the use of a simple colloidal blending process. The resulting coordination polymer nanobelt loaded functional carbon fiber composite material (CPNB/FCF) exhibited dramatically improved photocatalytic activity for the degradation of rhodamine?B (RhB) under visible-light irradiation. Optical and electrochemical methods illustrated the enhanced photocatalytic activity of CPNB/FCF originated from high separation efficiency of photogenerated electrons and holes on the interface of CPNB and FCF, which was produced by the synergy effect between them. In the composite material, the role of FCF could be described as photosensitizer and good electron transporter. For FCF, the number of functional groups on its surface has a significant influence on the photocatalytic performance of the resulting CPNB/FCF composite material, and an ideal FCF carrier was obtained as a highly efficient CPNB/FCF photocatalyst. CPNB/FCF showed outstanding stability during the degradation of rhodamine?B (RhB); thus, the material is suitable for use as a photocatalyst in the treatment of organic dyes in water. PMID:25641070

  13. Tuning the self-assembly and luminescence properties of lanthanide coordination polymers by ligand design.

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    Song, Xue-Qin; Liu, Wei-Sheng; Dou, Wei; Zheng, Jiang-Rong; Tang, Xiao-Liang; Zhang, Hong-Rui; Wang, Da-Qi

    2008-07-21

    Two new structure-related tripodal ligands featuring salicylamide pendant arms, 1,3,5-tris{[(2'-furfurylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]methyl}-2,4,6-trimethylbenzene (L(I)) and 1,1,1-tris{[(2'-furfurylaminoformyl)phenoxyl]methyl}ethane (L(II)) have been designed and synthesized with the ultimate aim of self-assembling lanthanide polymers with interesting luminescent properties. Among two series of Ln(III) nitrate complexes (Ln = Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb or Dy) which have been characterized by elemental analyses, XRD, TGA and IR spectra, three new coordination polymers have been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. The coordination polymer type {[Ln(NO(3))(3)(L(I))].nH(2)O}(n) possesses an unusual ladderlike double chain which can be further connected through pi-pi stacking interactions constructing a three-dimensional supramolecular structure. In contrast, the coordination polymer type {[Ln(NO(3))(3)(L(II))].nCH(3)OH}(n) displays a (3,3)-connected puckered two-dimensional net with 4.8(2) topological notation. The photophysical properties of the Sm, Eu, Tb and Dy complexes at room temperature are investigated. The present work substantiates the claim that the supramolecular structure as well as the luminescent properties of the coordination polymer can be tuned by varying either the backbone group or the terminal group of the organic ligand. PMID:18594707

  14. Influence of the supramolecular order on the electrical properties of 1D coordination polymers based materials

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    Musumeci, Chiara; Osella, Silvio; Ferlauto, Laura; Niedzialek, Dorota; Grisanti, Luca; Bonacchi, Sara; Jouaiti, Abdelaziz; Milita, Silvia; Ciesielski, Artur; Beljonne, David; Hosseini, Mir Wais; Samorì, Paolo

    2016-01-01

    The generation, under self-assembly conditions, of coordination polymers on surface based combinations of a terpyridine-antracene-pyridine based tecton and Co(ii) or Pd(ii) cations is primarily governed by the coordination geometry of the metal center (octahedral and square planar respectively). While the octahedral Co(ii) based polymer self-assembles in insulating films exhibiting randomly oriented crystalline domains, the planarity of Pd(ii) based polymers leads to the formation of conductive π-π stacked fibrillar structures exhibiting anisotropically oriented domains. In the latter case, the favorable Pd-Pd and anthracene-anthracene wavefunction overlaps along the fiber direction are responsible for the large electronic couplings between adjacent chains, whereas small electronic couplings are instead found along individual polymer chains. These results provide important guidelines for the design of conductive metal coordination polymers, highlighting the fundamental role of both intra- as well as inter-chain interactions, thus opening up new perspectives towards their application in functional devices.The generation, under self-assembly conditions, of coordination polymers on surface based combinations of a terpyridine-antracene-pyridine based tecton and Co(ii) or Pd(ii) cations is primarily governed by the coordination geometry of the metal center (octahedral and square planar respectively). While the octahedral Co(ii) based polymer self-assembles in insulating films exhibiting randomly oriented crystalline domains, the planarity of Pd(ii) based polymers leads to the formation of conductive π-π stacked fibrillar structures exhibiting anisotropically oriented domains. In the latter case, the favorable Pd-Pd and anthracene-anthracene wavefunction overlaps along the fiber direction are responsible for the large electronic couplings between adjacent chains, whereas small electronic couplings are instead found along individual polymer chains. These results provide important guidelines for the design of conductive metal coordination polymers, highlighting the fundamental role of both intra- as well as inter-chain interactions, thus opening up new perspectives towards their application in functional devices. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07776a

  15. Three new homochiral coordination polymers involving two three-dimensional structural architectures: Syntheses, structures and magnetic properties

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    Chao, Tzu-Ling; Yang, Chen-I.

    2014-03-15

    The preparations and properties of three new homochiral three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers, [M(D-cam)(pyz)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (M=Co (1) and Ni (2); D-H{sub 2}cam=(+) D-camphoric acid; pyz=pyrazine) and [Mn{sub 2}(D-cam){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}] (3), under solvothermal conditions is described. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that all of compounds are homochiral 3D structure. 1 and 2 are isostructural and crystallize in the trigonal space group P3{sub 2}21, while 3 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}. The structure of 1 and 2 consists of metal-D-cam helical chains which are pillared with pyrazine ligands into a 3D framework structure and 3 features a 3D homochiral framework involving one-dimensional manganese-carboxylate chains that are aligned parallel to the b axis. Magnetic susceptibility data of all compounds were collected. The findings indicate that μ{sub 2}-pyrazine dominate weak antiferromagnetic coupling within 1 and 2, while 3 exhibits antiferromagnetic behavior through the carboxylate groups of D-cam ligand. -- Graphical abstract: The preparations and properties of three new homochiral three-dimensional (3D) coordination polymers, [M(D-cam)(pyz)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (M=Co (1) and Ni (2); D-H{sub 2}cam=(+) D-camphoric acid; pyz=pyrazine) and [Mn{sub 2}(D-cam){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}] (3), under solvothermal conditions is described. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that all of compounds are homochiral 3D structure. 1 and 2 are isostructural and crystallize in the trigonal space group P3{sub 2}21, while 3 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2{sub 1}. The structure of 1 and 2 consists of metal-D-cam helical chains which are pillared with pyrazine ligands into a 3D framework structure and 3 features a 3D homochiral framework involving one-dimensional manganese-carboxylate chains that are aligned parallel to the b axis. Magnetic susceptibility data of all compounds were collected. The findings indicate that μ{sub 2}-pyrazine dominate weak antiferromagnetic coupling within 1 and 2, while 3 exhibits antiferromagnetic behavior through the carboxylate groups of D-cam ligand. Highlights: • Three homochiral 3D coordination polymers were synthesized. • 1 and 2 are 3D structure with metal-D-cam helical chains pillared by pyrazine. • 3 shows a 3D homochiral framework involving 1D manganese-carboxylate chains. • Magnetic data analysis indicates that 1–3 exhibit weak antiferromagnetic coupling.

  16. Amphiphilic nanocapsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers for controlled cargo release.

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    Liang, Guodong; Ni, Huan; Bao, Suping; Zhu, Fangming; Gao, Haiyang; Wu, Qing; Tang, Ben Zhong

    2014-06-01

    A class of new amphiphilic nanocapsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers has been developed for the first time. Poly(2-(N,N-dimethyl amino)ethyl methacrylate)-b-polystyrene capped with ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD) (CD-PDMAEMA-b-PS) is first synthesized using sequent RAFT polymerization of styrene and 2-(N,N-dimethyl amino)ethyl methacrylate with xanthate modified ?-CD as chain transfer agent. The end group of ?-CD is allowed to include 4,4'-bipyridine through host-guest inclusion to yield PDMAEMA-b-PS terminated with an inclusion complex of ?-CD and bipyridine (bpy-PDMAEMA-b-PS), which is then used as surfactant to prepare emulsion droplets in toluene/water mixture. Upon addition of Ni(II), bipyridine coordinates with Ni(II) to form coordination polymers in the periphery of emulsion droplets, affording amphiphilic capsules entangled with organometallic coordination polymers, as confirmed by GPC, (1)H NMR, SEM, TEM, DLS, and so on. The organometallic coordination polymer capsules are capable of encapsulating organic cargoes. Interestingly, encapsulated cargoes can be extracted from the capsules without damaging the capsules. Such capsules are potential candidates for encapsulating and controlled release of organic cargoes. PMID:24828951

  17. One-dimensional rigid film acoustic metamaterials

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    Ma, Fuyin; Wu, Jiu Hui; Huang, Meng

    2015-11-01

    We have designed a 1D film-type acoustic metamaterial structure consisting of several polymer films directly stacked on each other. It is experimentally revealed that the mass density law can be broken by such structures in the low frequency range. By comparing the sound transmission loss (STL) curves of structures with different numbers of cycles, materials and incident sound directions, several physical properties of the 1D film-type acoustic metamaterial are revealed, which consist of cyclical effects, surface effects and orientation effects. It is suggested that the excellent low frequency sound insulation capacity is influenced by both the cycle number and the stiffness of the film surface. Meanwhile, the surface effect plays a dominant role among these physical properties. Due to the surface acoustic property, for structures with a particular combination form, the STL dominated by the cyclical effects may reach saturation with increasing number of construction periods. Moreover, in some cases, the sound insulation ability is diverse for different sound incidence directions. This kind of 1D film-type periodic structure with these special physical properties provides a new concept for the regulation of sound waves.

  18. Adenine-copper coordination polymer as an oxidative nucleozyme: implications for simple prebiotic catalytic units.

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    Srivatsan, S G; Parvez, Masood; Verma, Sandeep

    2003-12-01

    Plasmid modification activity of a modified adenine-copper coordination polymer, in the presence of peracids and thiols, and ensuing preliminary mechanistic investigations are reported. These observations, when coupled with unique coordination pattern of the metal complex, have led us to propose that a synergistic interaction between nucleobases and metal ions may be responsible for primordial catalysis of certain key reactions of biochemical significance and could serve the function of a prototypical, prebiotic nucleozyme. PMID:14568238

  19. Interweaving 3D network with double helical tubes filled by 1D coordination polymer chains.

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    Yang, E; Zhang, Jian; Li, Zhao-Ji; Gao, Song; Kang, Yao; Chen, Yu-Biao; Wen, Yi-Hang; Yao, Yuan-Gen

    2004-10-18

    The hydrothermal reaction of mellitic acid, 4,4'-bipydine, and Cu(CH(3)COO)(2).H(2)O gave rise to a novel 3D supramolecular architecture interpenetrated by three types of coordination polymer motifs. Two independent [[Cu(2)(mellitate)(4,4'-bpy)(H(2)O)(2)](2)(-)] 3D polymers incorporating helical substructures were interwoven into a 3D network with double-stranded helical tubes that host 1D linear polymers [Cu(4,4'-bpy)(H(2)O)(4)](2+)](n). PMID:15476343

  20. A new nano-scale manganese (II) coordination polymer constructed from semicarbazone Schiff base and dicyanamide ligands: Synthesis, crystal structure and DFT calculations

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    Farhadi, Saeed; Mahmoudi, Farzaneh; Simpson, Jim

    2016-03-01

    A new nano-structured Mn(II) coordination polymer [Mn(HL)(dca)(Cl)]n(1), [HL= Pyridine-2-carbaldehyde semicarbazone, dca= dicyanamide] has been synthesized by a sonochemical method and has been characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy. Single crystals of compound 1 was synthesized by slow evaporation method and was structurally characterised by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The single crystal structure shows one dimensional zig-zag chains with end-to-end dicyanamide-bridged ligand. A distorted octahedral geometry around the Mn2+centers was achieved by NNO atoms from HL, two nitrogen atoms of dicyanamide and one chlorine atom. Also for more details, the structure of 1, has been optimized by density functional theory (DFT calculations).

  1. Syntheses, structures and photoelectric properties of a series of Cd(II)/Zn(II) coordination polymers and coordination supramolecules

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    Jin, Jing; Han, Xiao; Meng, Qin; Li, Dan; Chi, Yu-Xian; Niu, Shu-Yun

    2013-01-01

    Five Cd(II)/Zn(II) complexes [Cd(1,2-bdc)(pz)2(H2O)]n (1), [Cd1Cd2(btec)(H2O)6]n (2), [Cd(3,4-pdc) (H2O)]n (3), [Zn(2,5-pdc)(H2O)4]2H2O (4) and {[Zn(2,5-pdc)(H2O)2]H2O}n (5) (H2bdc=1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, pz=pyrazole, H4btec=1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid, H2pdc=pyridine-dicarboxylic acid) were hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, surface photovoltage spectroscopy, XRD, TG analysis, IR and UV-vis spectra and elemental analysis. Structural analyses show that complexes 1-3 are 1D, 2D and 3D Cd(II) coordination polymers, respectively. Complex 4 is a mononuclear Zn(II) complex. Complex 5 is a 3D Zn(II) coordination polymer. The surface photoelectric properties of complexes were investigated by SPS. The results indicate that all complexes exhibit photoelectric responses in the range of 300-600 nm, which reveals that they all possess certain photoelectric conversion properties. By the comparative analyses, it can be found that the species and coordination micro-environment of central metal ion, the species and property of ligands affect the intensity and scope of photoelectric response.

  2. Control of hierarchical polymer mechanics with bioinspired metal-coordination dynamics.

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    Grindy, Scott C; Learsch, Robert; Mozhdehi, Davoud; Cheng, Jing; Barrett, Devin G; Guan, Zhibin; Messersmith, Phillip B; Holten-Andersen, Niels

    2015-12-01

    In conventional polymer materials, mechanical performance is traditionally engineered via material structure, using motifs such as polymer molecular weight, polymer branching, or block copolymer design. Here, by means of a model system of 4-arm poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels crosslinked with multiple, kinetically distinct dynamic metal-ligand coordinate complexes, we show that polymer materials with decoupled spatial structure and mechanical performance can be designed. By tuning the relative concentration of two types of metal-ligand crosslinks, we demonstrate control over the material's mechanical hierarchy of energy-dissipating modes under dynamic mechanical loading, and therefore the ability to engineer a priori the viscoelastic properties of these materials by controlling the types of crosslinks rather than by modifying the polymer itself. This strategy to decouple material mechanics from structure is general and may inform the design of soft materials for use in complex mechanical environments. Three examples that demonstrate this are provided. PMID:26322715

  3. Control of hierarchical polymer mechanics with bioinspired metal-coordination dynamics

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    Grindy, Scott C.; Learsch, Robert; Mozhdehi, Davoud; Cheng, Jing; Barrett, Devin G.; Guan, Zhibin; Messersmith, Phillip B.; Holten-Andersen, Niels

    2015-12-01

    In conventional polymer materials, mechanical performance is traditionally engineered via material structure, using motifs such as polymer molecular weight, polymer branching, or block copolymer design. Here, by means of a model system of 4-arm poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels crosslinked with multiple, kinetically distinct dynamic metal-ligand coordinate complexes, we show that polymer materials with decoupled spatial structure and mechanical performance can be designed. By tuning the relative concentration of two types of metal-ligand crosslinks, we demonstrate control over the material’s mechanical hierarchy of energy-dissipating modes under dynamic mechanical loading, and therefore the ability to engineer a priori the viscoelastic properties of these materials by controlling the types of crosslinks rather than by modifying the polymer itself. This strategy to decouple material mechanics from structure is general and may inform the design of soft materials for use in complex mechanical environments. Three examples that demonstrate this are provided.

  4. Hydration-dependent anomalous thermal expansion behaviour in a coordination polymer.

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    Lama, Prem; Alimi, Lukman O; Das, Raj Kumar; Barbour, Leonard J

    2016-02-11

    A coordination polymer is shown to possess anomalous anisotropic thermal expansion. Guest water molecules present in the as-synthesised material can be removed upon activation without loss of crystal singularity. The fully dehydrated form shows considerably different thermal expansion behaviour as compared to the hydrate. PMID:26810007

  5. Nucleotide/Tb(3+) coordination polymer nanoparticles as luminescent sensor and scavenger for nitrite ion.

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    Qi, Zewan; You, Qi; Chen, Yang

    2016-01-01

    Newly emerged metal organic coordination polymers have aroused the great interest in designing tailored functional materials. In this study, multiple functional components, luminescent Tb(3+) ion, nucleobase and antenna molecule, were integrated in a single material and prepared into a responsive nanoparticle for nitrite. The terbium coordination polymer nanoparticles made of this kind of material have the dual functions of recognition and transduction and obey a preset sensing mechanism without a post-functionalization of common materials. As the result of the tailored, the terbium coordination polymer nanoparticles are highly sensitive and selective to nitrite by means of Dexter energy transfer between Tb(3+) ion and nitrite, and can be used for the scavenger for nitrite in aqueous solution. The detection limit, dynamic range and removal capacity of U-Tb-OBBA CPNPs for nitrite are 0.3M, 0.3-470M and 4.44mg per gram of particles, respectively. Metal organic coordination polymers show an attractive potential in constructing smart sensing materials. PMID:26703267

  6. Bimetallic coordination polymer as a promising anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

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    Li, Chao; Hu, Xiaoshi; Lou, Xiaobing; Chen, Qun; Hu, Bingwen

    2016-01-26

    Bimetallic coordination polymers (BiCPs) with Zn and Co were synthesized and applied as anode materials. When the rate was increased to 2 A g(-1), a capacity of 622 mA h g(-1) after 500 cycles could still be maintained. PMID:26688868

  7. Influence of the supramolecular order on the electrical properties of 1D coordination polymers based materials.

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    Musumeci, Chiara; Osella, Silvio; Ferlauto, Laura; Niedzialek, Dorota; Grisanti, Luca; Bonacchi, Sara; Jouaiti, Abdelaziz; Milita, Silvia; Ciesielski, Artur; Beljonne, David; Hosseini, Mir Wais; Samorì, Paolo

    2016-01-21

    The generation, under self-assembly conditions, of coordination polymers on surface based combinations of a terpyridine-antracene-pyridine based tecton and Co(ii) or Pd(ii) cations is primarily governed by the coordination geometry of the metal center (octahedral and square planar respectively). While the octahedral Co(ii) based polymer self-assembles in insulating films exhibiting randomly oriented crystalline domains, the planarity of Pd(ii) based polymers leads to the formation of conductive π-π stacked fibrillar structures exhibiting anisotropically oriented domains. In the latter case, the favorable Pd-Pd and anthracene-anthracene wavefunction overlaps along the fiber direction are responsible for the large electronic couplings between adjacent chains, whereas small electronic couplings are instead found along individual polymer chains. These results provide important guidelines for the design of conductive metal coordination polymers, highlighting the fundamental role of both intra- as well as inter-chain interactions, thus opening up new perspectives towards their application in functional devices. PMID:26754960

  8. A novel three-dimensional AgI coordination polymer based on mixed naphthalene-1,5-disulfonate and aminoacetate ligands.

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    Wu, Hua; L, Xiao-Li; L, Bo; Dong, Chang-Xun; Wu, Mei-Sheng

    2013-08-01

    The three-dimensional coordination polymer poly[[bis(??-2-aminoacetato)di-?-aqua-??-(naphthalene-1,5-disulfonato)-hexasilver(I)] dihydrate], {[Ag?(C??H?O?S?)(C?H?NO?)?(H?O)?]2H?O}n, based on mixed naphthalene-1,5-disulfonate (L1) and 2-aminoacetate (L2) ligands, contains two Ag(I) centres (Ag1 and Ag4) in general positions, and another two (Ag2 and Ag3) on inversion centres. Ag1 is five-coordinated by three O atoms from one L1 anion, one L2 anion and one water molecule, one N atom from one L2 anion and one AgI cation in a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal coordination geometry. Ag2 is surrounded by four O atoms from two L2 anions and two water molecules, and two AgI cations in a slightly octahedral coordination geometry. Ag3 is four-coordinated by two O atoms from two L2 anions and two AgI cations in a slightly distorted square geometry, while Ag4 is also four-coordinated by two O atoms from one L1 and one L2 ligand, one N atom from another L2 anion, and one AgI cation, exhibiting a distorted tetrahedral coordination geometry. In the crystal structure, there are two one-dimensional chains nearly perpendicular to one another (interchain angle = 87.0). The chains are connected by water molecules to give a two-dimensional layer, and the layers are further bridged by L1 anions to generate a novel three-dimensional framework. Moreover, hydrogen-bonding interactions consolidate the network. PMID:23907880

  9. One-dimensional zinc oxide nanomaterials synthesis and photovoltaic applications

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    Weintraub, Benjamin A.

    As humanly engineered materials systems approach the atomic scale, top-down manufacturing approaches breakdown and following nature's example, bottom-up or self-assembly methods have the potential to emerge as the dominant paradigm. Synthesis of one-dimensional nanomaterials takes advantage of such self-assembly manufacturing techniques, but until now most efforts have relied on high temperature vapor phase schemes which are limited in scalability and compatibility with organic materials. The solution-phase approach is an attractive low temperature alternative to overcome these shortcomings. To this end, this thesis is a study of the rationale solution-phase synthesis of ZnO nanowires and applications in photovoltaics. The following thesis goals have been achieved: rationale synthesis of a single ZnO nanowire on a polymer substrate without seeding, design of a wafer-scale technique to control ZnO nanowire array density using layer-by-layer polymers, determination of optimal nanowire field emitter density to maximize the field enhancement factor, design of bridged nanowires across metal electrodes to order to circumvent post-synthesis manipulation steps, electrical characterization of bridged nanowires, rationale solution-phase synthesis of long ZnO nanowires on optical fibers, fabrication of ZnO nanowire dye-sensitized solar cells on optical fibers, electrical and optical characterization of solar cell devices, comparison studies of 2-D versus 3-D nanowire dye-sensitized solar cell devices, and achievement of 6-fold solar cell power conversion efficiency enhancement using a 3-D approach. The thesis results have implications in nanomanufacturing scale-up and next generation photovoltaics.

  10. Bio-Inspired Composite Interfaces: Controlling Hydrogel Mechanics via Polymer-Nanoparticle Coordination Bond Dynamics

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    Holten-Andersen, Niels

    2015-03-01

    In soft nanocomposite materials, the effective interaction between polymer molecules and inorganic nanoparticle surfaces plays a critical role in bulk mechanical properties. However, controlling these interfacial interactions remains a challenge. Inspired by the adhesive chemistry in mussel threads, we present a novel approach to control composite mechanics via polymer-particle interfacial dynamics; by incorporating iron oxide nanoparticles (Fe3O4 NPs) into a catechol-modified polymer network the resulting hydrogels are crosslinked via reversible coordination bonds at Fe3O4 NP surfaces thereby providing a dynamic gel network with robust self-healing properties. By studying the thermally activated composite network relaxation processes we have found that the polymer-NP binding energy can be controlled by engineering both the organic and inorganic side of the interface.

  11. Multifunctionality of organometallic quinonoid metal complexes: surface chemistry, coordination polymers, and catalysts.

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    Kim, Sang Bok; Pike, Robert D; Sweigart, Dwight A

    2013-11-19

    Quinonoid metal complexes have potential applications in surface chemistry, coordination polymers, and catalysts. Although quinonoid manganese tricarbonyl complexes have been used as secondary building units (SBUs) in the formation of novel metal-organometallic coordination networks and polymers, the potentially wider applications of these versatile linkers have not yet been recognized. In this Account, we focus on these diverse new applications of quinonoid metal complexes, and report on the variety of quinonoid metal complexes that we have synthesized. Through the use of [(?(6)-hydroquinone)Mn(CO)3](+), we are able to modify the surface of Fe3O4 and FePt nanoparticles (NPs). This process occurs either by the replacement of oleylamine with neutral [(?(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] at the NP surface, or by the binding of anionic [(?(4)-quinone)Mn(CO)3](-) upon further deprotonation of [(?(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] at the NP surface. We have demonstrated chemistry at the intersection of surface-modified NPs and coordination polymers through the growth of organometallic coordination polymers onto the surface modified Fe3O4 NPs. The resulting magnetic NP/organometallic coordination polymer hybrid material exhibited both the unique superparamagnetic behavior associated with Fe3O4 NPs and the paramagnetism attributable to the metal nodes, depending upon the magnetic range examined. By the use of functionalized [(?(5)-semiquinone)Mn(CO)3] complexes, we attained the formation of an organometallic monolayer on the surface of highly ordered pyrolitic graphite (HOPG). The resulting organometallic monolayer was not simply a random array of manganese atoms on the surface, but rather consisted of an alternating "up and down" spatial arrangement of Mn atoms extending from the HOPG surface due to hydrogen bonding of the quinonoid complexes. We also showed that the topology of metal atoms on the surface could be controlled through the use of quinonoid metal complexes. A quinonoid rhodium complex showed catalytic activity in Suzuki-Miyaura type reaction. As a result of the excellent stability of the homogeneous catalyst [(quinone)Rh(COD)](-) in water, we also successfully demonstrated catalyst recycling in 1,2- and 1,4-addition reactions. The compound [(quinone)Ir(COD)](-) showed significantly poorer catalytic activity in 1,4-addition reactions. Following upon the excellent coordination ability of the quinonoid rhodium complexes to metal centers, we synthesized organometallic coordination polymer nanocatalysts and silica gel-supported quinonoid rhodium catalysts, the latter using a surface sol-gel technique. The resulting heterogeneous catalysts showed activity in the stereospecific polymerization of phenylacetylene. PMID:23745596

  12. Nicotine molecularly imprinted polymer: synergy of coordination and hydrogen bonding.

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    Huynh, Tan-Phat; B K C, Chandra; Sosnowska, Marta; Sobczak, Janusz W; Nesterov, Vladimir N; D'Souza, Francis; Kutner, Wlodzimierz

    2015-02-15

    Two new bis(2,2'-bithienyl)methane derivatives, one with the zinc phthalocyanine substituent (ZnPc-S16) and the other with the 2-hydroxyethyl substituent (EtOH-S4), were synthesized to serve as functional monomers for biomimetic recognition of nicotine (Nic) by molecular imprinting. Formation of a pre-polymerization complex of the Nic template with ZnPc-S16 and EtOH-S4 was confirmed by both the high negative Gibbs free energy gain, ?G = -115.95 kJ/mol, calculated using the density functional theory at the B3LYP/3-21G* level, and the high stability constant, Ks = 4.67 10(5) M(-1), determined by UV-vis titration in chloroform. A solution of this complex was used to deposit a Nic-templated molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP-Nic) film on an Au electrode of a quartz crystal resonator of EQCM by potentiodynamic electropolymerization. The imprinting factor was as high as ~9.9. Complexation of the Nic molecules by the MIP cavities was monitored with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), as manifested by a negative shift of the binding energy of the Zn 2p3/2 electron of ZnPc-S16 after Nic templating. For sensing applications, simultaneous chronoamperometry (CA) and piezoelectric microgravimetry (PM) measurements were performed under flow-injection analysis conditions. The limit of detection of the CA and PM chemosensing was as low as 40 and 12 M, respectively. Among them, the CA chemosensing was more selective to the cotinine and myosmine interferences due to the 1.10 V vs. Ag/AgCl discriminating potential of nicotine electro-oxidation applied. Differences in selectivity to the analyte and interferences were interpreted by modeling complexation of Nic and, separately, each of the interferences with a "frozen" MIP-Nic molecular cavity. PMID:25441415

  13. Multi-symplectic, Lagrangian, one-dimensional gas dynamics

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    Webb, G. M.

    2015-05-01

    The equations of Lagrangian, ideal, one-dimensional, compressible gas dynamics are written in a multi-symplectic form using the Lagrangian mass coordinate m and time t as independent variables, and in which the Eulerian position of the fluid element x = x(m, t) is one of the dependent variables. This approach differs from the Eulerian, multi-symplectic approach using Clebsch variables. Lagrangian constraints are used to specify equations for xm, xt, and St consistent with the Lagrangian map, where S is the entropy of the gas. We require St = 0 corresponding to advection of the entropy S with the flow. We show that the Lagrangian Hamiltonian equations are related to the de Donder-Weyl multi-momentum formulation. The pullback conservation laws and the symplecticity conservation laws are discussed. The pullback conservation laws correspond to invariance of the action with respect to translations in time (energy conservation) and translations in m in Noether's theorem. The conservation law due to m-translation invariance gives rise to a novel nonlocal conservation law involving the Clebsch variable r used to impose ∂S(m, t)/∂t = 0. Translation invariance with respect to x in Noether's theorem is associated with momentum conservation. We obtain the Cartan-Poincaré form for the system, and use it to obtain a closed ideal of two-forms representing the equation system.

  14. Virtual high throughput screening confirmed experimentally: porous coordination polymer hydration.

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    Low, John J; Benin, Annabelle I; Jakubczak, Paulina; Abrahamian, Jennifer F; Faheem, Syed A; Willis, Richard R

    2009-11-01

    Hydrothermal stability is a pertinent issue to address for many industrial applications where percent levels of water can be present at temperatures ranging from subambient to several hundred degrees. Our objective is to understand relative stabilities of MOF materials through experimental testing combined with molecular modeling. This will enable the ultimate design of materials with improved hydrothermal stability, while maintaining the properties of interest. The tools that we have employed for these studies include quantum mechanical calculations based upon cluster models and combinatorial steaming methods whereby a steam stability map was formulated according to the relative stability of different materials. The experimental steaming method allows for high throughput screening of materials stability over a broad range of steam levels as well as in-depth investigation of structural transformations under more highly resolved conditions, while the cluster model presented here yields the correct trends in hydrothermal stability. Good agreement was observed between predicted relative stabilities of materials by molecular modeling and experimental results. Fundamental information from these studies has provided insight into how metal composition and coordination, chemical functionality of organic linker, framework dimensionality, and interpenetration affect the relative stabilities of PCP materials. This work suggests that the strength of the bond between the metal oxide cluster and the bridging linker is important in determining the hydrothermal stability of the PCP. Although the flexibility of the framework plays a role, it is not as important as the metal-linker bond strength. This demonstration of alignment between experimental and calculated observations has proven the validity of the method, and the insight derived herein insight facilitates direction in designing ideal MOF materials with improved hydrothermal stability for desired applications. PMID:19810730

  15. Metal coordination polymer derived mesoporous Co3O4 nanorods with uniform TiO2 coating as advanced anodes for lithium ion batteries

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    Geng, Hongbo; Ang, Huixiang; Ding, Xianguang; Tan, Huiteng; Guo, Guile; Qu, Genlong; Yang, Yonggang; Zheng, Junwei; Yan, Qingyu; Gu, Hongwei

    2016-01-01

    In this work, a one-dimensional Co3O4@TiO2 core-shell electrode material with superior electrochemical performance is fabricated by a convenient and controllable route. The approach involves two main steps: the homogeneous deposition of polydopamine and TiO2 layers in sequence on the cobalt coordination polymer and the thermal decomposition of the polymer matrix. The as-prepared electrode material can achieve excellent electrochemical properties and stability as an anode material for lithium ion batteries, such as a high specific capacity of 1279 mA h g-1, good cycling stability (around 803 mA h g-1 at a current density of 200 mA g-1 after 100 cycles), and stable rate performance (around 520 mA h g-1 at a current density of 1000 mA g-1). This dramatic electrochemical performance is mainly attributed to the excellent structural characteristics, which could improve the electrical conductivity and lithium ion mobility, as well as electrolyte permeability and architectural stability during cycling.In this work, a one-dimensional Co3O4@TiO2 core-shell electrode material with superior electrochemical performance is fabricated by a convenient and controllable route. The approach involves two main steps: the homogeneous deposition of polydopamine and TiO2 layers in sequence on the cobalt coordination polymer and the thermal decomposition of the polymer matrix. The as-prepared electrode material can achieve excellent electrochemical properties and stability as an anode material for lithium ion batteries, such as a high specific capacity of 1279 mA h g-1, good cycling stability (around 803 mA h g-1 at a current density of 200 mA g-1 after 100 cycles), and stable rate performance (around 520 mA h g-1 at a current density of 1000 mA g-1). This dramatic electrochemical performance is mainly attributed to the excellent structural characteristics, which could improve the electrical conductivity and lithium ion mobility, as well as electrolyte permeability and architectural stability during cycling. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr08570e

  16. Syntheses, structures and photoelectric properties of a series of Cd(II)/Zn(II) coordination polymers and coordination supramolecules

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    Jin Jing; Han Xiao; Meng Qin; Li Dan; Chi Yuxian; Niu Shuyun

    2013-01-15

    Five Cd(II)/Zn(II) complexes [Cd(1,2-bdc)(pz){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (1), [Cd1Cd2(btec)(H{sub 2}O){sub 6}]{sub n} (2), [Cd(3,4-pdc) (H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (3), [Zn(2,5-pdc)(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}]{center_dot}2H{sub 2}O (4) and {l_brace} [Zn(2,5-pdc)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{center_dot}H{sub 2}O{r_brace} {sub n} (5) (H{sub 2}bdc=1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, pz=pyrazole, H{sub 4}btec=1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid, H{sub 2}pdc=pyridine-dicarboxylic acid) were hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, surface photovoltage spectroscopy, XRD, TG analysis, IR and UV-vis spectra and elemental analysis. Structural analyses show that complexes 1-3 are 1D, 2D and 3D Cd(II) coordination polymers, respectively. Complex 4 is a mononuclear Zn(II) complex. Complex 5 is a 3D Zn(II) coordination polymer. The surface photoelectric properties of complexes were investigated by SPS. The results indicate that all complexes exhibit photoelectric responses in the range of 300-600 nm, which reveals that they all possess certain photoelectric conversion properties. By the comparative analyses, it can be found that the species and coordination micro-environment of central metal ion, the species and property of ligands affect the intensity and scope of photoelectric response. - Graphical abstract: Five Cd(II)/Zn(II) complexes have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized. The photoelectric properties were studied with SPS. The species and coordination micro-environment of central metal ion, the species and property of ligands all affect the photoelectric responses. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Five Cd/Zn complexes have been synthesized and characterized. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The SPS results indicate they possess obvious photoelectric conversion property. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The species and coordination environment of central metal ion affect SPS. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The species and property of ligands affect SPS. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer By the energy-band theory and the crystal filed theory, the SPS are analyzed and assigned.

  17. Functionalized lanthanide coordination polymer nanoparticles for selective sensing of hydrogen peroxide in biological fluids.

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    Tan, Hongliang; Ma, Chanjiao; Li, Qian; Wang, Li; Xu, Fugang; Chen, Shouhui; Song, Yonghai

    2014-11-01

    Lanthanide coordination polymers have recently emerged as very fascinating sensing materials due to their tunable structures and unique optical properties. However, a major problem concerning the applications of lanthanide coordination polymers for fluorescent sensing is their unselective recognition to analytes. In this work, a direct post-modification strategy was employed to prepare functionalized lanthanide coordination polymer nanoparticles (Phe/Tb-CPBA CPNPs) with specific response ability to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by using phenylalanine (Phe) as bridging ligands, terbium ions (Tb(3+)) as metal nodes and carboxyphenylboronic acids (CPBAs) as guest ligands. Phe/Tb-CPBA CPNPs emit a strong green fluorescence due to the removal of coordinated water molecules and the sensitization effect of CPBA. Upon the addition of H2O2, however, the quenched fluorescence of Phe/Tb-CPBA CPNPs can be observed owing to an intramolecular charge transfer effect. This finding led to a method for the quantitation of H2O2 in the 6 μM to 1 mM concentration range and with a detection limit at 2 μM. Because of the chemoselective H2O2-mediated oxidative deboronation, Phe/Tb-CPBA CPNPs as fluorescent sensors exhibit excellent selectivity to H2O2. Furthermore, Phe/Tb-CPBA CPNPs were successfully used to measure the level of H2O2 in urine samples and showed satisfactory results. We envision that the presented strategy could be extended to design other functionalized coordination polymers with desired functions for various biomedical applications. PMID:25195570

  18. Uranium(VI) coordination polymers with pyromellitate ligand: Unique 1D channel structures and diverse fluorescence

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    Zhang, Yingjie; Bhadbhade, Mohan; Karatchevtseva, Inna; Price, Jason R.; Liu, Hao; Zhang, Zhaoming; Kong, Linggen; ?ejka, Ji?; Lu, Kim; Lumpkin, Gregory R.

    2015-03-01

    Three new coordination polymers of uranium(VI) with pyromellitic acid (H4btca) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. (ED)[(UO2)(btca)](DMSO)3H2O (1) (ED=ethylenediammonium; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has a lamellar structure with intercalation of ED and DMSO. (NH4)2[(UO2)6O2(OH)6(btca)]~6H2O (2) has a 3D framework built from 7-fold coordinated uranyl trinuclear units and btca ligands with 1D diamond-shaped channels (~8.5 ~8.6 ). [(UO2)2(H2O)(btca)]4H2O (3) has a 3D network constructed by two types of 7-fold coordinated uranium polyhedron. The unique ?5-coordination mode of btca in 3 enables the formation of 1D olive-shaped large channels (~4.5 ~19 ). Vibrational modes, thermal stabilities and fluorescence properties have been investigated.

  19. Novel 3D bismuth-based coordination polymers: Synthesis, structure, and second harmonic generation properties

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    Wibowo, Arief C.; Smith, Mark D.; Yeon, Jeongho; Halasyamani, P. Shiv; Loye, Hans-Conrad zur

    2012-11-15

    Two new 3D bismuth containing coordination polymers are reported along with their single crystal structures and SHG properties. Compound 1: Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}(pydc) (pydc=pyridine-2, 5-dicarboxylate), crystallizes in the monoclinic, polar space group, P2{sub 1} (a=9.6479(9) A, b=4.2349(4) A, c=11.9615(11) A, {beta}=109.587(1) Degree-Sign ), which contains Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2} chains that are connected into a 3D structure via the pydc ligands. Compound 2: Bi{sub 4}Na{sub 4}(1R3S-cam){sub 8}(EtOH){sub 3.1}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3.4} (1R3S cam=1R3S-camphoric acid) crystallizes in the monoclinic, polar space group, P2{sub 1} (a=19.0855(7) A, b=13.7706(5) A, c=19.2429(7) A, {beta}=90.701(1) Degree-Sign ) and is a true 3D coordination polymer. These are two example of SHG compounds prepared using unsymmetric ligands (compound 1) or chiral ligands (compound 2), together with metals that often exhibit stereochemically-active lone pairs, such as Bi{sup 3+}, a synthetic approach that resulted in polar, non-centrosymmetric, 3D metal-organic coordination polymer. - Graphical Abstract: Structures of two new, polar, 3D Bismuth(III)-based coordination polymers: Bi{sub 2}O{sub 2}(pydc) (compound 1), and Bi{sub 4}Na{sub 4}(1R3S-cam){sub 8}(EtOH){sub 3.1}(H{sub 2}O){sub 3.4} (compound 2). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer New, polar, 3D Bismuth(III)-based coordination polymers. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer First polar bismuth-based coordination polymers synthesized via a 'hybrid' strategy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Combination of stereochemically-active lone pairs and unsymmetrical or chiral ligands. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Synthesis of class C-SHG materials based on Kurtz-Perry categories.

  20. Application of a silver-olefin coordination polymer as a catalytic curing agent for self-healing epoxy polymers

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    Everitt, D. T.; Coope, T. S.; Trask, R. S.; Wass, D. F.; Bond, I. P.

    2015-05-01

    A silver-olefin based coordination polymer was prepared in a simple, one step process to act as an initiator to facilitate the ring-opening polymerization of epoxides. Thermal analysis found the complex to be capable of curing a range of commercially available epoxy resins used in the manufacture of conventional composite materials. Curing of the oligomeric diglycidyl ether bisphenol A resin, Epon 828, in combination with a non-toxic solvent, ethyl phenylacetate, was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. The mechanical characterization of the resultant cured polymers was conducted by single lap shear tests. Tapered double cantilever beam (TDCB) test specimens containing 2.5 pph of silver-olefin initiator, both with and without embedded microcapsules, were analyzed for their healing performance. Healing efficiency values were found to be strongly dependent on the applied healing temperature. A mean recovery of 74% fracture load was found in TDCB samples after being healed at 70 C for 48 h.

  1. Morphological Transformation Reactions of Photocatalytic Metalloporphyrin-Containing Coordination Polymer Particles from Seed Structures.

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    Sun, Yu; Yoo, Bongyoung

    2015-08-01

    Coordination polymer particles have attracted a great deal of attention due to their characteristic properties and diverse applications in the fields of gas storage, catalysis, optics, sensing, electronics, photochemistry, and biology. Herein, we investigated shape transformation reactions of zinc 5, 10, 15, 20-tetra(4-pyridyl)-21?H, 23?H-porphine (ZnTPyP)-containing coordination polymer particles (ZnTPyP-CPPs) from seed structures by delicately controlling the Gibbs energy of the self-assembly system. We obtained a morphological transformation from 1?D short nanorods to 1?D long nanorods and 3?D nano-octahedral structures, and from 3?D nano-octahedral structures to 1?D nanorod structures. We illustrated a new method to design and synthesize metalloporphyrin-containing CPPs in a controllable manner. Furthermore, photocatalytic properties of ZnTPyP-CPPs were tested, showing good catalytic abilities towards the photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light illumination. PMID:26478836

  2. Morphological Transformation Reactions of Photocatalytic Metalloporphyrin-Containing Coordination Polymer Particles from Seed Structures

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    Sun, Yu; Yoo, Bongyoung

    2015-01-01

    Coordination polymer particles have attracted a great deal of attention due to their characteristic properties and diverse applications in the fields of gas storage, catalysis, optics, sensing, electronics, photochemistry, and biology. Herein, we investigated shape transformation reactions of zinc 5, 10, 15, 20-tetra(4-pyridyl)-21?H, 23?H-porphine (ZnTPyP)-containing coordination polymer particles (ZnTPyP?CPPs) from seed structures by delicately controlling the Gibbs energy of the self-assembly system. We obtained a morphological transformation from 1?D short nanorods to 1?D long nanorods and 3?D nano-octahedral structures, and from 3?D nano-octahedral structures to 1?D nanorod structures. We illustrated a new method to design and synthesize metalloporphyrin-containing CPPs in a controllable manner. Furthermore, photocatalytic properties of ZnTPyP?CPPs were tested, showing good catalytic abilities towards the photodegradation of methylene blue (MB) under visible light illumination. PMID:26478836

  3. Water molecule-enhanced CO{sub 2} insertion in lanthanide coordination polymers

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    Luo Liushan; Huang Xiaoyuan; Wang Ning; Wu Hongyan; Chen Wenbin; Feng Zihao; Zhu Huiping; Peng Xiaoling; Li Yongxian; Huang Ling; Yue Shantang; Liu Yingliang

    2009-08-15

    Two new lanthanide coordination polymers H{sub 2}N(CH{sub 3}){sub 2}.[Eu{sup III}{sub 2}(L{sub 1}){sub 3}(L{sub 2})] (1, L{sub 1}=isophthalic acid dianion, L{sub 2}=formic acid anion) and [La{sup III}(2,5-PDC)(L{sub 2})](2, 2,5-PDC=2,5-pyridinedicarboxylate dianion) were synthesized under solvothermal conditions. It is of interest that the formic ligand (L{sub 2}) is not contained in the stating materials, but arises from the water molecule-enhanced CO{sub 2} insertion during the solvothermal process. Both of the two compounds exhibit complicated three dimensional sandwich-like frameworks. - Graphical abstract: Two new lanthanide coordination polymers involving water molecule-enhanced CO{sub 2} insertion resulting in the formation of formic anion and dimethylammonium cation were synthesized under solvothermal conditions.

  4. Zinc coordination polymers containing substituted isophthalate ligands and fragments from in situ hydrolysis of 4-pyridylisonicotinamide

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    O'Donovan, Megan E.; LaDuca, Robert L.

    2015-03-01

    Hydrothermal treatment of zinc nitrate, a 5-substituted isophthalic acid, and 4-pyridylisonicotinamide (4-pina) resulted in crystalline coordination polymers that incorporated different fragments formed by in situ hydrolysis of the 4-pina precursor. These materials were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the case of {[4-ampyrH]2[Zn(hip)2]·H2O}n (1, 4-ampyrH = 4-aminopyridinium, hip = 5-hydroxyisophthalate), anionic [Zn(hip)2]n2n- (4,4) grid layers co-crystallize with protonated 4-ampyr cations. Using 5-nitroisophthalic acid (H2nip), [Zn7(isonic)4(OH)6(nip)2]n (2, isonic = isonicotinate) was formed. This material manifests [Zn7(OH)6]n cationic inorganic chain motifs linked by isonic and nip ligands into a non-interpenetrated 3-D coordination polymer network with pcu topology. Luminescent behavior is attributed to intra-ligand molecular orbital transitions.

  5. Guanine-copper coordination polymers: crystal analysis and application as thin film precursors.

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    Nagapradeep, N; Venkatesh, V; Tripathi, S K; Verma, Sandeep

    2014-01-28

    Three copper-N9-modified guanine complexes are reported with structures ranging from a discrete trinuclear motif to a mixed-valence coordination polymer. These complexes were used as precursors for the deposition and growth of copper oxide thin films on Si(100), at two different annealing temperatures, by using a CVD technique. Subsequent resistivity measurements suggest the formation of conductive thin films, raising the possibility of using nucleobase-metal complexes as versatile thin film precursors. PMID:24233581

  6. Four unexpected lanthanide coordination polymers involving in situ reaction of solvent N, N-Dimethylformamide

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    Jin, Jun-Cheng; Tong, Wen-Quan; Fu, Ai-Yun; Xie, Cheng-Gen; Chang, Wen-Gui; Wu, Ju; Xu, Guang-Nian; Zhang, Ya-Nan; Li, Jun; Li, Yong; Yang, Peng-Qi

    2015-05-01

    Four unexpected 2D lanthanide coordination polymers have been synthesized through in situ reactions of DMF solvent under solvothermal conditions. The isostructural complexes 1-3 contain four types of 21 helical chains. While the Nd(III) ions are bridged through μ2-HIDC2- and oxalate to form a 2D sheet along the bc plane without helical character in 4. Therefore, complex 1 exhibits bright red solid-state phosphorescence upon exposure to UV radiation at room temperature.

  7. Polymer complexes. LIII. Supramolecular coordination modes and structural of novel sulphadrug complexes

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    Diab, M. A.; El-Sonbati, A. Z.; Mohamed, R. H.

    2010-11-01

    Novel polymer complexes of copper(II), palladium(II), platinum(II) and cadmium(II) containing homopolymer [4-acrylamido benzene sulphonyl guanidine; (HL)] and various anions (SO 42-, CH 3COO -, NO 3-, Br - or Cl -) have been designed and carried out. Their structures were investigated by elemental analyses, spectral (IR, UV-vis, 1H NMR and ESR) and magnetic moments. The modes of interactions between the ligand and the metals were discussed, where oxygen (of O dbnd S dbnd O group) and nitrogen atom [of imino nitrogen (NH/N) of the guanidine group] are involved in chelation. The homopolymer shows two types of coordination behaviour. In mononuclear polymer complexes 4 and 6- 10, it acts as a neutral bidentate ligand chelated through the NH and O atoms, whereas in the polymer complexes 1- 3, 5 and 11, monobasic bidentate ligand is coordinated through the -N and -O atoms. The poly-chelates are of 1:1/1:2 (metal-homopolymer) stoichiometry and exhibit four coordination. On the basis of electronic spectral data and magnetic susceptibility measurement square planar geometry has been proposed. The ESR spectral data provided information about their structure on the basis Hamiltonian parameters and degree of covalency. From the electron paramagnetic resonance and spectral data, the orbital reduction factors were calculated.

  8. Manganese- and Lanthanide-Based 1D Chiral Coordination Polymers as an Enantioselective Catalyst for Sulfoxidation.

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    Yadav, Munendra; Bhunia, Asamanjoy; Jana, Salil K; Roesky, Peter W

    2016-03-21

    The chiral 1D-coordination polymers (CP) {[Ln2(MnLCl)2(NO3)2(dmf)6(H2O)2]·xH2O}n [Ln = Pr (1), Nd (2), Sm (3), and Gd (4)] were synthesized by the reaction of N,N'-bis(4-carboxysalicylidene)cyclohexanediamine (H4L) with [MnCl2·4(H2O)] and [Ln(NO3)3·x(H2O)] in the presence of dmf/pyridine at 90 °C. The polymers consist of manganese-salen-based moieties having carboxylate linkers connected to rare earth atoms in a 1D-chain structure. The polymers are very easily accessible. A one-step synthesis for the ligand and a second step for the preparation of the 1D coordination polymers starting from commercially available material are needed. The solid state structures of 1-4 were established by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1-4 were investigated as heterogeneous catalysts for the sulfoxidation reaction of various alkyl and aryl sulfides. The influence of various solvents and oxidizing agents on the catalytic reaction was examined. It was found that the catalysts were active for more than one reaction cycle without significant loss of activity. For phenylsulfide with 1 mol % of the catalyst 4, a maximum conversion 100% and a chemoselectivity 88% were observed. PMID:26923559

  9. Single-layer one-dimensional nonpolarizing guided-mode resonance filters under normal incidence.

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    Alasaarela, Tapani; Zheng, Dandan; Huang, Lingling; Priimagi, Arri; Bai, Benfeng; Tervonen, Ari; Honkanen, Seppo; Kuittinen, Markku; Turunen, Jari

    2011-07-01

    We demonstrate that properly designed one-dimensional guided-mode resonance filters (GMRFs) with only one grating layer can exhibit a nonpolarizing resonant filtering effect under normal incidence. A sinusoidal profile nonpolarizing GMRF is realized by photoinduced surface-relief grating formation on thin films of polymer-azobenzene complexes and subsequent atomic layer deposition, showing the feasibility of fabrication of such compact GMRFs. PMID:21725428

  10. Comment on The one-dimensional Coulomb problem

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    Nez-Ypez, H. N.; Salas-Brito, A. L.; Sols, Didier A.

    2013-05-01

    The one-dimensional hydrogen atom has been recently analysed by Abramovici and Avishai (2009 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 285302). We want to point out some inaccuracies in their analysis that may lead to paradoxical results.

  11. A responsive supramolecular polymer formed by orthogonal metal-coordination and cryptand-based host-guest interaction.

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    Wei, Peifa; Xia, Binyuan; Zhang, Yanyan; Yu, Yihua; Yan, Xuzhou

    2014-04-18

    Herein, a cation responsive linear supramolecular polymer was constructed in an orthogonal fashion by unifying the themes of coordination-driven self-assembly and cryptand-based host-guest interaction. PMID:24609282

  12. Micromolding of a Highly Fluorescent Reticular Coordination Polymer: Solvent-Mediated Reconfigurable Polymerization in a Soft Lithographic Mold

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    Y You; H Yang; J Chung; J Kim; Y Jung; S Park

    2011-12-31

    Coordination polymerization of pyridine-based ligands and zinc or silver ions was controlled by soft lithographic micromolding in capillaries. The polymer patterns that are produced are highly fluorescent and supramolecularly structured.

  13. Metal coordination polymer derived mesoporous Co3O4 nanorods with uniform TiO2 coating as advanced anodes for lithium ion batteries.

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    Geng, Hongbo; Ang, Huixiang; Ding, Xianguang; Tan, Huiteng; Guo, Guile; Qu, Genlong; Yang, Yonggang; Zheng, Junwei; Yan, Qingyu; Gu, Hongwei

    2016-01-28

    In this work, a one-dimensional Co3O4@TiO2 core-shell electrode material with superior electrochemical performance is fabricated by a convenient and controllable route. The approach involves two main steps: the homogeneous deposition of polydopamine and TiO2 layers in sequence on the cobalt coordination polymer and the thermal decomposition of the polymer matrix. The as-prepared electrode material can achieve excellent electrochemical properties and stability as an anode material for lithium ion batteries, such as a high specific capacity of 1279 mA h g(-1), good cycling stability (around 803 mA h g(-1) at a current density of 200 mA g(-1) after 100 cycles), and stable rate performance (around 520 mA h g(-1) at a current density of 1000 mA g(-1)). This dramatic electrochemical performance is mainly attributed to the excellent structural characteristics, which could improve the electrical conductivity and lithium ion mobility, as well as electrolyte permeability and architectural stability during cycling. PMID:26781747

  14. A new quantum approach of one-dimensional photonic crystals

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    Wu, Xiang-Yao; Ma, Ji; Li, Hai-Bo; Liu, Xiao-Jing; Li, Hong; Ba, Nuo; Chen, Wan-Jin; Wu, Yi-Heng; Zhang, Si-Qi

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we have studied the quantum transmission characteristics of one-dimensional photonic crystal with and without defect layer by the quantum theory approach, and compared the calculation results of classical with quantum theory. We have found some new quantum effects in the one-dimensional photonic crystal. When the incident angle $\\theta=0$, there is no quantum effect. When the incident angle $\\theta\

  15. Extending framework based on the linear coordination polymers: Alternative chains containing lanthanum ion and acrylic acid ligand

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    Li Hui . E-mail: lihui@bit.edu.cn; Guo Ming; Tian Hong; He Feiyue; Lee, G.-H.; Peng, S.-M.

    2006-11-15

    One-dimensional alternative chains of two lanthanum complexes: [La(L{sup 1}){sub 3}(CH{sub 3}OH)(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}].5H{sub 2}O (L{sup 1}=anion of {alpha}-cyano-4-hydroxycinnamic acid ) 1 and [La(L{sup 2}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}].3H{sub 2}O (L{sup 2}=anion of trans-3-(4-methyl-benzoyl)-acrylic acid) 2 were synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, element analysis, IR and thermogravimetric analysis. The crystal structure data are as follows for 1: C{sub 31}H{sub 36}LaN{sub 3}O{sub 17}, triclinic, P-1, a=9.8279(4)A, b=11.8278(5)A, c=17.8730(7)A, {alpha}=72.7960(10){sup o}, {beta}=83.3820(10){sup o}, {gamma}=67.1650(10)-bar , Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.0377, wR{sub 2}=0.0746; for 2: C{sub 33}H{sub 37}LaO{sub 14}, triclinic, P-1, a=8.7174(5)A, b=9.9377(5)A, c=21.153(2)A, {alpha}=81.145(2){sup o}, {beta}=87.591(2){sup o}, {gamma}=67.345(5){sup o}, Z=2, R{sub 1}=0.0869, wR{sub 2}=0.220. 1 is a rare example of the alternative chain constructed by syn-syn and anti-syn coordination mode of carboxylato ligand arranged along the chain alternatively. La(III) ions in 2 are linked by two {eta}{sup 3}-O bridges and four bridges (two {eta}{sup 2}-O and two {eta}{sup 3}-O) alternatively. Both of the linear coordination polymers grow into two- and three-dimensional networks by packing through extending hydrogen-bond network directed by ligands.

  16. One 1D T4(0)A(0) water tape embedded in a 1D Cu(II) coordination polymer with 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane

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    Xiong, Hong-Bo; Sun, Di; Luo, Geng-Geng; Huang, Rong-Bin; Dai, Jing-Cao

    2011-03-01

    The reaction of Cu(OH) 2 ( in situ synthesized from CuCl 22H 2O and NaOH), bpp and H 2ox gave rise to a novel Cu(II) coordination polymer under ultrasonic irradiation at ambient temperature, namely [Cu(bpp)(ox)(H 2O)5H 2O] n ( 1) (bpp = 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane, H 2ox = oxalic acid). In the complex 1, Cu(II) cations are bridged by bpp ligands to form a one-dimensional (1D) infinite wave-like polymeric chain. The coordinated ox 2- anions and water molecules interact with each other by six different hydrogen-bonding motifs and extend the 1D polymeric chain into a two-dimensional (2D) bilayer pattern. Of further interest, one 1D T4(0)A(0) water tape consisting of alternate cyclic water tetramers resides in the channel structure of 1.

  17. Heterobimetallic coordination polymers involving 3d metal complexes and heavier transition metals cyanometallates

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    Peresypkina, Eugenia V.; Samsonenko, Denis G.; Vostrikova, Kira E.

    2015-04-01

    The results of the first steps in the design of coordination polymers based on penta- and heptacyanometallates of heavier d transitions metals are presented. The 2D structure of the coordination polymers: [{Mn(acacen)}2Ru(NO)(CN)5]n and two complexes composed of different cyanorhenates, [Ni(cyclam)]2[ReO(OH)(CN)4](ClO4)2(H2O)1.25 and [Cu(cyclam)]2[Re(CN)7](H2O)12, was confirmed by single crystal XRD study, the rhenium oxidation state having been proved by the magnetic measurements. An amorphism of [M(cyclam)]3[Re(CN)7]2 (M=Ni, Cu) polymers does not allow to define strictly their dimensionality and to model anisotropic magnetic behavior of the compounds. However, with high probability a honey-comb like layer structure could be expected for [M(cyclam)]3[Re(CN)7]2 complexes, studied in this work, because such an arrangement is the most common among the bimetallic assemblies of hexa- and octacyanometallates with a ratio [M(cyclam)]/[M(CN)n]=3/2. For the first time was prepared and fully characterized a precursor (n-Bu4N)2[Ru(NO)(CN)5], soluble in organic media.

  18. Exact solution of the one-dimensional Hubbard model with arbitrary boundary magnetic fields

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    Li, Yuan-Yuan; Cao, Junpeng; Yang, Wen-Li; Shi, Kangjie; Wang, Yupeng

    2014-02-01

    The one-dimensional Hubbard model with arbitrary boundary magnetic fields is solved exactly via the Bethe ansatz methods. With the coordinate Bethe ansatz in the charge sector, the second eigenvalue problem associated with the spin sector is constructed. It is shown that the second eigenvalue problem can be transformed into that of the inhomogeneous XXX spin chain with arbitrary boundary fields which can be solved via the off-diagonal Bethe ansatz method.

  19. Coordination polymers assembled from semirigid fluorene-based ligand: A couple of enantiomers

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    Li, Liang; Wang, Zihao; Chen, Qiang; Zhou, Xinhui; yang, Tao; Zhao, Qiang; Huang, Wei

    2015-11-01

    A couple of Mg(II)-based coordination polymer enantiomers [MgL(DMF)(H2O)3]n (R-MgL and S-MgL), and a Zn(II)-based coordination polymer [ZnL(DMF)]n (ZnL) have been synthesized by the solvothermal reactions between the achiral ligand 4,4‧-(9,9-dimethyl-9H-fluorene-2,7-diyl)dibenzoic acid (H2L) and the corresponding metal salts. The MgL was obtained as the racemic conglomerate from the one pot reaction. The single crystal X-ray structural analyses reveal that MgL crystallize in the chiral space group P21 and possesses the right- or left-handed homochiral 1D Mg-O-C helical chain. The ZnL crystallize in the non-centrosymmetrical space group Aba2 and possesses the 2D network comprised of 1D Zn-O-C meso-helical chains and ligands. The MgL and ZnL complexes exhibit strong coordination-perturbed ligand-centered blue emissions when excited at 320 nm. Their second-order nonlinear optical effects and thermal properties have also been studied.

  20. Hierarchical effect behind the supramolecular chirality of silver(I)-cysteine coordination polymers.

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    Randazzo, Rosalba; Di Mauro, Alessandro; D'Urso, Alessandro; Messina, Gabriele C; Compagnini, Giuseppe; Villari, Valentina; Micali, Norberto; Purrello, Roberto; Fragalà, Maria Elena

    2015-04-01

    Cysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid that easily coordinates to soft metal ions and grafts to noble metal surfaces. Recently, chiroptical activity of Ag(+)/cysteine coordination polymers has been widely studied, while, on the other hand, the appearance of a plasmon-enhanced circular dichroic signal (PECD) at the plasmonic spectral region (λ > 400 nm) has been observed for AgNPs capped with chiral sulfur-containing amino acids. These two events are both potentially exploited for sensing applications. However, the presence of Ag(+) ions in AgNP colloidal solution deals with the competition of cysteine grafting at the metal NP surface and/or metal ion coordination. Herein we demonstrate that the chiroptical activity observed by adding cysteine to AgNP colloids prepared by pulsed laser ablation in liquids (PLAL) is mainly related to the formation of CD-active Ag(+)/cysteine supramolecular polymers. The strict correlation between supramolecular chirality and hierarchical effects, driven by different chemical environments experienced by cysteine when different titration modalities are used, is pivotal to validate cysteine as a fast and reliable probe to characterize the surface oxidation of AgNPs prepared by pulsed laser ablation in liquids by varying the laser wavelengths. PMID:25781213

  1. Control of Crystal Structure and Magnetism in Copper(II) Fluoride Based Coordination Polymers

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    Schlueter, John; Lapidus, Saul; Manson, Jamie

    2013-03-01

    Whereas magnetic copper (II) halide (halide = chloride or bromide) coordination polymers have been frequently studied, the copper(II) fluoride analogs have been much less investigated. This is due in part to synthetic challenges associated with solubility and reactivity. In analogy to cuprates, Cu-F-Cu linkages are expected to provide strong magnetic superexchange. The magnetic structure of such systems can be tuned by choice of ancillary ligand. Herein, we describe the use of various pyridines, diazines, and triazoles that have the ability to define the structural and magnetic dimensionality. Hydrogen bonding to the fluoride ligand provides an additional opportunity for designing molecule-based materials through a `crystal-engineering' approach. Competition for intermolecular interactions frequently enables stimuli responsive behavior, including pressure-induced phase transitions. This will be illustrated for the CuF2(H2O)2(pyrazine) coordination polymer and the five-coordinate CuF2(H2O)2(3-chloropyridine) molecular solid. The use of new synthetic methods, including the use of high pressure, will be described. Subtle changes in reaction conditions leads to significant changes in structural and magnetic properties. Work supported by Argonne, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory, operated under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

  2. Facile preparation and dual catalytic activity of copper(I)-metallosalen coordination polymers.

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    Hou, Yun-Long; Li, Sheng-Xia; Sun, Raymond Wai-Yin; Liu, Xin-Yuan; Weng Ng, Seik; Li, Dan

    2015-10-21

    Three copper(i)-metallosalen coordination polymers (CPs), {[Ni(II)(SalImCy)]2(Cu(I)CN)9}n (1), {[Cu(II)(SalImCy)]2(Cu(I)CN)9}n (2) and {[Ni(II)(SalImCy)](Cu(I)I)2DMF}n (3) were prepared by direct combination of Ni(II)/Cu(II)(salen) motifs with [Cu(I)CN]n chains and Cu2I2 clusters via the metalloligand strategy. The mixed-valence and mixed-metal CPs could effectively catalyze both the oxidation of aromatic alcohols to ketones and aldehydes under mild conditions and photocatalytic degradation of organic dye methylene blue (MB). This work demonstrates the effective integration of transition metal catalytic Ni(II)/Cu(II)(salen) units and photoactive copper(i) species in a single solid polymer to meet the demand for catalytic materials with the dual catalytic properties. PMID:26388327

  3. One-dimensional rainbow technique using Fourier domain filtering.

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    Wu, Yingchun; Promvongsa, Jantarat; Wu, Xuecheng; Cen, Kefa; Grehan, Gerard; Saengkaew, Sawitree

    2015-11-16

    Rainbow refractometry can measure the refractive index and the size of a droplet simultaneously. The refractive index measurement is extracted from the absolute rainbow scattering angle. Accordingly, the angular calibration is vital for accurate measurements. A new optical design of the one-dimensional rainbow technique is proposed by using a one-dimensional spatial filter in the Fourier domain. The relationship between the scattering angle and the CCD pixel of a recorded rainbow image can be accurately determined by a simple calibration. Moreover, only the light perpendicularly incident on the lens in the angle (?) direction is selected, which exactly matches the classical inversion algorithm used in rainbow refractometry. Both standard and global one-dimensional rainbow techniques are implemented with the proposed optical design, and are successfully applied to measure the refractive index and the size of a line of n-heptane droplets. PMID:26698532

  4. One-Dimensional Quasicrystals from Incommensurate Charge Order

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    Flicker, Felix; van Wezel, Jasper

    2015-12-01

    Artificial quasicrystals are nowadays routinely manufactured, yet only two naturally occurring examples are known. We present a class of systems with the potential to be realized both artificially and in nature, in which the lowest energy state is a one-dimensional quasicrystal. These systems are based on incommensurately charge-ordered materials, in which the quasicrystalline phase competes with the formation of a regular array of discommensurations as a way of interpolating between incommensurate charge order at high temperatures and commensurate order at low temperatures. The nonlocal correlations characteristic of the quasicrystalline state emerge from a free-energy contribution localized in reciprocal space. We present a theoretical phase diagram showing that the required material properties for the appearance of such a ground state allow for one-dimensional quasicrystals to form in real materials. The result is a potentially wide class of one-dimensional quasicrystals.

  5. Quantum solution for the one-dimensional Coulomb problem

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    Nunez-Yepez, H. N.; Salas-Brito, A. L.; Solis, Didier A.

    2011-06-15

    The one-dimensional hydrogen atom has been a much studied system with a wide range of applications. Since the pioneering work of Loudon [R. Loudon, Am. J. Phys. 27, 649 (1959).], a number of different features related to the nature of the eigenfunctions have been found. However, many of the claims made throughout the years in this regard are not correct--such as the existence of only odd eigenstates or of an infinite binding-energy ground state. We explicitly show that the one-dimensional hydrogen atom does not admit a ground state of infinite binding energy and that the one-dimensional Coulomb potential is not its own supersymmetric partner. Furthermore, we argue that at the root of many such false claims lies the omission of a superselection rule that effectively separates the right side from the left side of the singularity of the Coulomb potential.

  6. Quantum solution for the one-dimensional Coulomb problem

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    Nez-Ypez, H. N.; Salas-Brito, A. L.; Solis, Didier A.

    2011-06-01

    The one-dimensional hydrogen atom has been a much studied system with a wide range of applications. Since the pioneering work of Loudon [R. Loudon, Am. J. Phys.AJPIAS0002-950510.1119/1.1934950 27, 649 (1959).], a number of different features related to the nature of the eigenfunctions have been found. However, many of the claims made throughout the years in this regard are not correctsuch as the existence of only odd eigenstates or of an infinite binding-energy ground state. We explicitly show that the one-dimensional hydrogen atom does not admit a ground state of infinite binding energy and that the one-dimensional Coulomb potential is not its own supersymmetric partner. Furthermore, we argue that at the root of many such false claims lies the omission of a superselection rule that effectively separates the right side from the left side of the singularity of the Coulomb potential.

  7. The absorbing properties of one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals

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    Qi, Limei

    2016-01-01

    Using the transfer matrix method, absorbing properties of electromagnetic waves in one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals are proposed. Compared with the absorption of bulk plasma, more absorbing bands have been found in one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals, and the first absorbing band appears below the plasma frequency. These absorbing bands can be controlled by varying structure parameters, plasma parameters and the incident angle. Results show that the periodic number and collision frequency only control the absorbing magnitude. Plasma frequency, plasma thickness and incident angle affect both the absorbing magnitude and locations. Increasing the dielectric constant of the dielectric makes more absorbing bands appear. These features of one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals would have potential applications in tunable millimetre absorbers.

  8. Multiple single-crystal-to-single-crystal guest exchange in a dynamic 1D coordination polymer.

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    Mart-Rujas, Javier; Bonafede, Simone; Tushi, Dorearta; Cametti, Massimo

    2015-08-11

    A novel 1D coordination polymer that dynamically expands or shrinks upon the uptake of vapours of volatile small chlorinated molecules, such as 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE), dichloromethane (DCM) and trichloromethane (TCM), is reported. This system is robust enough to withstand multiple guest exchange via single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation, as proved by (1)H-NMR and X-ray diffraction. The single crystal of guest-free, host framework, stable at 400 K, can also be obtained. PMID:26097909

  9. Efficient fixation of CO2 by a zinc-coordinated conjugated microporous polymer.

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    Xie, Yong; Wang, Ting-Ting; Yang, Rui-Xia; Huang, Nian-Yu; Zou, Kun; Deng, Wei-Qiao

    2014-08-01

    Zinc-coordinated conjugated microporous polymers (Zn-CMPs), prepared by linking salen zinc and 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene, exhibit extraordinary activities (turnover frequencies of up to 11600 h(-1) ), broad substrate scope, and group tolerance for the synthesis of functional organic carbonates by coupling epoxides with CO2 at 120 °C and 3.0 MPa without the use of additional solvents. The catalytic activity of Zn-CMP is comparable to those of homogeneous catalysts and superior to those of other heterogeneous catalysts. This catalyst could be reused more than ten times without a significant decrease in performance. PMID:24889832

  10. Homochiral porous metal-organic coordination polymers: synthesis, structure and functional properties

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    Yutkin, M. P.; Dybtsev, D. N.; Fedin, Vladimir P.

    2011-11-01

    The review concerns the state of the art in and prospects for the development of chemistry of a new class of porous compounds, homochiral metal-organic coordination polymers. Main approaches to the synthesis and structure determination of such systems by X-ray diffraction analysis, as well as stability of metal-organic frameworks and supramolecular chemistry of host-guest inclusion compounds are considered. Prospects for practical application of these compounds first of all for enantioselective resolution and catalysis are discussed. The bibliography includes 175 references. Dedicated to Academician O M Nefedov on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

  11. A new pillared-layer 3D coordination polymer involving in situ generated formate

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    Xia, Yu-Pei; Li, Yun-Wu; Li, Da-Cheng; Du, Yu-Chang; Yao, Qing-Xia; Dou, Jian-Min

    2015-02-01

    A new Cd-based coordination polymer, [Cd(cpt)(HCOO)]n (1), has been synthesized from 1-(4-carboxyphenyl)-1,2,4-triazole) ligand (Hcpt). The structure was characterized through X-ray crystallography, elemental analysis, and IR spectrum. Compound 1 presents a three-dimensional (3D) pillared-layer structure constructed by metal-formate layers and cpt- ligands. Moreover, the unusual formate anions are generated in situ from the decomposition of DMF precursors. The fluorescence property of 1 in solid state was also researched.

  12. Selective Adsorption of CO2 from Light Gas Mixtures Using a Structurally Dynamic Porous Coordination Polymer**

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    Kristi L. Kauffman, Jeffrey T. Culp, Andrew J. Allen, Laura Espinal, Winnie Wong-Ng, Thomas D. Brown, Angela Goodman, Mark P. Bernardo, Russel J. Pancoast, Danielle Chirdon, Christopher Matranga*

    2010-01-01

    The selective adsorption of CO{sub 2} from mixtures with N{sub 2}, CH{sub 4}, and N{sub 2}O in a dynamic porous coordination polymer (see monomer structure) was evaluated by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy, GC, and SANS. All three techniques indicate highly selective adsorption of CO{sub 2} from CO{sub 2}/CH{sub 4} and CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2} mixtures at 30 C, with no selectivity observed for the CO{sub 2}/N{sub 2}O system.

  13. Lattice architecture effect on the cooperativity of spin transition coordination polymers

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    Chiruta, Daniel; Jureschi, Catalin-Maricel; Rotaru, Aurelian E-mail: rotaru@eed.usv.ro; Linares, Jorge E-mail: rotaru@eed.usv.ro; Garcia, Yann

    2014-02-07

    We have investigated in the framework of the Ising-like model, by means of Monte Carlo Metropolis method with open boundary condition, the architecture effect on the cooperativity of spin transition coordination polymers. We have analyzed the influence of several physical parameters (size, pressure, and edge effects) on different lattice architectures which were in good agreement with reported experimental data. We show that the cooperativity of a spin crossover system, characterized by the same number of molecules and the same short- and long-range interaction parameters, is progressively enhanced when going from a 1D chain to a 1D ladder type lattice and to a 2D square lattice.

  14. Lattice architecture effect on the cooperativity of spin transition coordination polymers

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    Chiruta, Daniel; Jureschi, Catalin-Maricel; Linares, Jorge; Garcia, Yann; Rotaru, Aurelian

    2014-02-01

    We have investigated in the framework of the Ising-like model, by means of Monte Carlo Metropolis method with open boundary condition, the architecture effect on the cooperativity of spin transition coordination polymers. We have analyzed the influence of several physical parameters (size, pressure, and edge effects) on different lattice architectures which were in good agreement with reported experimental data. We show that the cooperativity of a spin crossover system, characterized by the same number of molecules and the same short- and long-range interaction parameters, is progressively enhanced when going from a 1D chain to a 1D ladder type lattice and to a 2D square lattice.

  15. Hysteretic Spin Crossover in Two-Dimensional (2D) Hofmann-Type Coordination Polymers.

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    Liu, Wei; Wang, Lu; Su, Yu-Jun; Chen, Yan-Cong; Tucek, Jiri; Zboril, Radek; Ni, Zhao-Ping; Tong, Ming-Liang

    2015-09-01

    Three new two-dimensional (2D) Hofmann-type coordination polymers with general formula [Fe(3-NH2py)2M(CN)4] (3-NH2py = 3-aminopyridine, M = Ni (1), Pd (2), Pt (3)) have been synthesized. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show that they exhibited cooperative spin crossover (SCO) with remarkable hysteretic behaviors. Their hysteresis widths are 25, 37, and 30 K for 1-3, respectively. The single-crystal structure of 1 suggest that the pseudo-octahedral Fe sites are equatorially bridged by [M(CN)4](2-) to form 2D grids and axially coordinated by 3-NH2py ligands. The intermolecular interactions between layers (the offset face-to-face ?? interactions, hydrogen bonds, and weak N(amino)Ni(II) contacts) together with the covalent bonds bridged by [M(CN)4](2-) units are responsible to the significant cooperativity. PMID:26258593

  16. Synthesis and crystal structure of a two-dimensional sodium coordination polymer of 4,4'-(diazenediyl)bis(1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-one).

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    Guo, Jiajia; Cao, Wenli; Li, Shuailei; Miao, Kanghua; Song, Jirong; Huang, Jie

    2016-02-01

    The crystal engineering of coordination polymers has aroused interest due to their structural versatility, unique properties and applications in different areas of science. The selection of appropriate ligands as building blocks is critical in order to afford a range of topologies. Alkali metal cations are known for their mainly ionic chemistry in aqueous media. Their coordination number varies depending on the size of the binding partners, and on the electrostatic interaction between the ligands and the metal ions. The two-dimensional coordination polymer poly[tetra-?-aqua-[?4-4,4'-(diazenediyl)bis(5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazolido)]disodium(I)], [Na2(C4H2N8O2)(H2O)4]n, (I), was synthesized from 4-amino-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (ATO) and its single-crystal structure determined. The mid-point of the imino N=N bond of the 4,4'-(diazenediyl)bis(5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazolide) (ZTO(2-)) ligand is located on an inversion centre. The asymmetric unit consists of one Na(+) cation, half a bridging ZTO(2-) ligand and two bridging water ligands. Each Na(+) cation is coordinated in a trigonal antiprismatic fashion by six O atoms, i.e. two from two ZTO(2-) ligands and the remaining four from bridging water ligands. The Na(+) cation is located near a glide plane, thus the two bridging O atoms from the two coordinating ZTO(2-) ligands are on adjacent apices of the trigonal antiprism, rather than being in an anti configuration. All water and ZTO(2-) ligands act as bridging ligands between metal centres. Each Na(+) metal centre is bridged to a neigbouring Na(+) cation by two water molecules to give a one-dimensional [Na(H2O)2]n chain. The organic ZTO(2-) ligand, an O atom of which also bridges the same pair of Na(+) cations, then crosslinks these [Na(H2O)2]n chains to form two-dimensional sheets. The two-dimensional sheets are further connected by intermolecular hydrogen bonds, giving rise to a stabile hydrogen-bonded network. PMID:26846504

  17. Dielectric response of one-dimensional polar chains.

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    Matyushov, Dmitry V

    2007-08-01

    We propose a theory for the dielectric constant of materials made of parallel infinite one-dimensional chains of dipoles. Each dipole is allowed to rotate in three dimensions. Monte Carlo simulations show that the Kirkwood factor of the chain grows with increasing dipole moment much faster than in the case of three-dimensional polar fluids. With increasing dipole moment or cooling the one-dimensional chain undergoes a continuous order-disorder transition to the ferroelectric phase, in which the dielectric constant is limited by the size of ferroelectric domains along the chain. PMID:17688352

  18. Multiple scaling in a one-dimensional sandpile

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    Priezzhev, V. B.; Sneppen, K.

    1998-12-01

    We study the Abelian one-dimensional sandpile model in which the toppling at a site periodically depends on the number of previous topplings at that site with the period T. When T tends to infinity, the redistribution of particles in unstable states becomes completely stochastic. For finite T, we found the probability distribution of avalanche sizes. We show that it is qualitatively similar to a multifractal scaling form obtained earlier for the sandpile model with fixed toppling conditions on decorated one-dimensional chains [A. A. Ali and D. Dhar, Phys. Rev. E 52, 4804 (1995)].

  19. Ballistic transport in one-dimensional random dimer photonic crystals

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    Cherid, Samira; Bentata, Samir; Zitouni, Ali; Djelti, Radouan; Aziz, Zoubir

    2014-04-01

    Using the transfer-matrix technique and the Kronig Penney model, we numerically and analytically investigate the effect of short-range correlated disorder in Random Dimer Model (RDM) on transmission properties of the light in one dimensional photonic crystals made of three different materials. Such systems consist of two different structures randomly distributed along the growth direction, with the additional constraint that one kind of these layers always appear in pairs. It is shown that the one dimensional random dimer photonic crystals support two types of extended modes. By shifting of the dimer resonance toward the host fundamental stationary resonance state, we demonstrate the existence of the ballistic response in these systems.

  20. Quantum state transfer in a disordered one-dimensional lattice

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    Ashhab, S.

    2015-12-01

    We investigate the effect of disorder on the transfer of quantum states across a one-dimensional lattice with varying levels of control resources. We find that the application of properly designed control signals, even when applied only to the two ends of the lattice, allows perfect state transfer up to disorder strengths that would not allow a generic quantum state to propagate the length of the lattice. At sufficiently large disorder strengths, however, the local control signals fail to send the quantum state from one end of the system to the other end. Our results shed light on the interplay between disorder and controlled transport in one-dimensional systems.

  1. Explicit solutions of one-dimensional total variation problem

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    Makovetskii, Artyom; Voronin, Sergei; Kober, Vitaly

    2015-09-01

    This work deals with denosing of a one-dimensional signal corrupted by additive white Gaussian noise. A common way to solve the problem is to utilize the total variation (TV) method. Basically, the TV regularization minimizes a functional consisting of the sum of fidelity and regularization terms. We derive explicit solutions of the one-dimensional TV regularization problem that help us to restore noisy signals with a direct, non-iterative algorithm. Computer simulation results are provided to illustrate the performance of the proposed algorithm for restoration of noisy signals.

  2. Interference of parametrically driven one-dimensional ultracold gases

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    Pielawa, Susanne

    2011-01-15

    We theoretically analyze interference patterns of parametrically driven one-dimensional ultracold atomic gases. By modulating the interaction strength periodically in time, we propose to excite collective modes in a pair of independent one-dimensional gases at energies corresponding to the drive frequency. The excited collective modes lead to spatial oscillations in the correlations of the interference pattern, which can be analyzed to obtain the sound velocity of the collective modes. We discuss both bosonic and fermionic systems and how such experiments could be used to probe spin-charge separation.

  3. One-dimensional quasistatic model of biodegradable elastic curved rods

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    Tamba?a, Josip; ugec, Bojan

    2015-10-01

    In this paper, we derive and analyze a one-dimensional model of biodegradable elastic curved rods. The model is given for displacement and degradation as unknown functions and is nonlinear. It is obtained from the three-dimensional equations of the biodegradable elastic rod-like bodies using formal asymptotic expansion techniques with respect to the small thickness of the rod. Existence and uniqueness of the solution of the one-dimensional model are proved. Some qualitative properties of the model are also obtained from the numerical approximation of the model.

  4. Omnidirectional reflection bands of one-dimensional magnetic photonic crystals

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    Kee, Chul-Sik; Kim, Jae-Eun; Park, Hae Yong

    2004-12-01

    We study the omnidirectional reflection bands (ORBs) of one-dimensional magnetic photonic crystals. We show that the ORB is a general property of a one-dimensional magnetic photonic crystal consisting of two alternating layers with different wave impedance and the same index of refraction from the analytical expressions for the edge frequencies of omnidirectional reflection bands. We also derive the analytical expressions for equiomnidirectional contours of the omnidirectional reflection bands. These analytical expressions give the physical insights on the properties of a real finite array as well as the design parameters for device applications.

  5. 1D coordination polymers with polychalcogenides as linkers between metal atoms

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    Kysliak, Oleksandr; Beck, Johannes

    2013-07-15

    The reactions of zinc metal with elemental selenium and selenium/sulfur mixtures in liquid ammonia or methylamine under solvothermal conditions in closed glass ampoules at 50 C lead within some days specifically to [Zn(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}Se{sub 4}]{sub n} (1), [Zn(MeNH{sub 2}){sub 2}Se{sub 4}]{sub n} (2), [Zn(NH{sub 3}){sub 2}Se{sub 2.23}S{sub 1.77}]{sub n} (3). From MnCl{sub 2}, Rb{sub 2}Se and excess Se in n-butylamine [Mn({sup n}BuNH{sub 2}){sub 4}Se{sub 6}]{sub n} (4) is obtained after prolonged reaction time at ambient temperature. The compounds are sensitive towards air and loss of NH{sub 3} or the amine ligands. The crystal structures were determined by single crystal diffraction at low temperatures. As a common structural feature, all compounds represent 1D coordination polymers with polychalcogenide chains as linkers between the metal atoms and consist of infinite [MCh{sub m}]{sub n} chains (M=Zn, Mn; Ch{sub m}=Se{sub 4}, (S/Se){sub 4}, Se{sub 6}). The Zn central atoms in 13 have tetrahedral coordination with two amine ligands, the Mn atoms in 4 have octahedral coordination with four amine ligands and cis position of the two Se atoms. Raman spectra of 13 show the stretching mode vibrations of the Ch{sub 4} groups. The observation of SS, SSe, and SeSe vibration bands in the spectrum of 3 indicates the presence of mixed S/Se polyanions. An optical band gap of 1.86(5) eV was determined for 2 by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. - Graphical abstract: The reaction of Zn and Se in liquid methylamine yields dark red [Zn(NH{sub 2}CH{sub 3})Se{sub 4}], a 1D coordination polymer consisting of helical ZnSe{sub 4}Zn chains. - Highlights: A series of 1D coordination polymers consisting of metal amine complexes concatenated by polychalcogenide ions is presented. Syntheses were performed as solvothermal reactions in liquid ammonia, liquid methylamine and n-butylamine. Crystal structures are dominated by helices [MCh{sub m}]{sub n}. Raman spectra show the presence of mixed S/Se polyanions.

  6. Electronic, optical, and computational studies of a redox-active napthalenediimide-based coordination polymer.

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    Leong, Chanel F; Chan, Bun; Faust, Thomas B; Turner, Peter; D'Alessandro, Deanna M

    2013-12-16

    The new one-dimensional coordination framework (Zn(DMF)NO3)2(NDC)(DPMNI), where NDC = 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate and DPMNI = N,N'-bis(4-pyridylmethyl)-1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxydiimide, which has been crystallographically characterized, exhibits two redox-accessible states due to the successive reduction of the naphthalenediimide (NDI) ligand core. Solid-state electrochemical and vis-near-IR spectroelectrochemical measurements coupled with density functional theory (DFT) calculations enabled the origins of the optical transitions in the spectra of the monoradical anion and dianion states of the material to be assigned. Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy revealed that the paramagnetic radical anion state of the DPMNI core could be accessed upon broad-spectrum white light irradiation of the material, revealing a long-lived excited state, possibly stabilized by charge delocalization which arises from extensive ?-?* stacking interactions between alternating NDC and NDI aromatic cores which are separated by a distance of 3.580(2) . PMID:24283401

  7. Syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic properties of three copper(II) coordination polymers with the flexible ligand 1,2-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)ethane or 1,2-bis(imidazol-1-yl)ethane

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    Ding, Jiangang; Ge, Haiyan; Zhang, Yumei; Li, Baolong; Zhang, Yong

    2006-01-01

    In order to investigate the influence of the flexibility of the ligand molecules and the coordination counter anions on the architecture of coordination polymers, three new copper(II) coordination polymers [Cu(bte) 2(dca) 2] n (1), [Cu(bte)(NCS) 2] n (2) and [Cu(bim)(NCS) 2] n (3) were synthesized using the flexible five-membered heterocyclic ligands 1,2-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)ethane (bte), 1,2-bis(imidazol-1-yl)ethane (bim) and the anion ligands dicyanamide (dca) and thiocyanate. They are characterized by elemental analysis, IR, thermogravimetric analysis and X-ray diffraction analysis. The X-ray diffraction analysis shows that complexes 1, 2 and 3 form the one-dimensional double-stranded chain, linear chain and zigzag chain structures, respectively. The magnetic properties for complexes 1, 2 and 3 have also been studied.

  8. Toward precise solution of one-dimensional velocity inverse problems

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    Gray, S.; Hagin, F.

    1980-01-01

    A family of one-dimensional inverse problems are considered with the goal of reconstructing velocity profiles to reasonably high accuracy. The travel-time variable change is used together with an iteration scheme to produce an effective algorithm for computation. Under modest assumptions the scheme is shown to be convergent.

  9. The Long Decay Model of One-Dimensional Projectile Motion

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    Lattery, Mark Joseph

    2008-01-01

    This article introduces a research study on student model formation and development in introductory mechanics. As a point of entry, I present a detailed analysis of the Long Decay Model of one-dimensional projectile motion. This model has been articulated by Galileo ("in De Motu") and by contemporary students. Implications for instruction are…

  10. Mathematical modeling of quasi-one-dimensional hemodynamics

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    Bunicheva, A. Ya.; Mukhin, S. I.; Sosnin, N. V.; Khrulenko, A. B.

    2015-08-01

    New unpublished results of research conducted under the guidance of Prof. Favorskii at the Chair of Computational Methods of Moscow State University are presented. Justification and implementation of a quasi-one-dimensional approximation for mathematical modeling of hemodynamics are discussed.

  11. Sandia One-Dimensional Direct and Inverse Thermal Code

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    1995-02-27

    SODDIT is a reliable tool for solving a wide variety of one-dimensional transient heat conduction problems. Originally developed in 1972 to predict the ablation of graphite/carbon bodies reentering the earth''s atmosphere, it has since been modified by the authors to extend its capabilities well beyond its original scope.

  12. One-Dimensional SO2 Predictions for Duct Injection

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    1993-10-05

    DIAN1D is a one-dimensional model that predicts SO2 absorption by slurry droplets injected into a flue gas stream with two-fluid atomizers. DIANUI is an interactive user interface for DIAN1D. It prepares the input file for DIAN1D from plant design specifications and process requirements.

  13. Teaching Module for One-Dimensional, Transient Conduction.

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    Ribando, Robert J.; O'Leary, Gerald W.

    1998-01-01

    Describes a PC-based teaching module designed to instruct engineering students in transient one-dimensional conduction heat transfer analysis. The discussion considers problem formulation, nondimensionalization, discretization, numerical stability and the time-step restriction, program operation, and program verification. (MES)

  14. Anomalous heat conduction in a one-dimensional ideal gas.

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    Casati, Giulio; Prosen, Tomaz

    2003-01-01

    We provide firm convincing evidence that the energy transport in a one-dimensional gas of elastically colliding free particles of unequal masses is anomalous, i.e., the Fourier law does not hold. Our conclusions are confirmed by a theoretical and numerical analysis based on a Green-Kubo-type approach specialized to momentum-conserving lattices. PMID:12636549

  15. The Long Decay Model of One-Dimensional Projectile Motion

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    Lattery, Mark Joseph

    2008-01-01

    This article introduces a research study on student model formation and development in introductory mechanics. As a point of entry, I present a detailed analysis of the Long Decay Model of one-dimensional projectile motion. This model has been articulated by Galileo ("in De Motu") and by contemporary students. Implications for instruction are

  16. SIMPLE ONE-DIMENSIONAL TRANSPORT CODE FOR MAGNETIZED TARGET FUSION

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    STEFANO MIGLUIOLO - MIT

    1999-10-30

    A one-dimensional (in space) time-dependent simulation code is development to study the transport of energy and particles in a field reversed configuration (FRC) plasma that is undergoing radial contraction. This contraction is due to an imploding metallic liner, which is treated through a boundary condition.

  17. Reflection properties of one dimensional plasma photonic crystal

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    Kumar, Arun; Khundrakpam, Pinky; Sharma, Priyanka

    2013-06-01

    In this paper band structure and reflection properties of on one-dimensional plasma photonic crystal (PPC) containing alternate layers of dielectric and micro-plasma have been presented. For the purpose of computation, transfer matrix method has been used. It is found that width of the forbidden band gap(s) can be increased by increasing the thickness of plasma layers.

  18. Underwater striling engine design with modified one-dimensional model

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    Li, Daijin; Qin, Kan; Luo, Kai

    2015-09-01

    Stirling engines are regarded as an efficient and promising power system for underwater devices. Currently, many researches on one-dimensional model is used to evaluate thermodynamic performance of Stirling engine, but in which there are still some aspects which cannot be modeled with proper mathematical models such as mechanical loss or auxiliary power. In this paper, a four-cylinder double-acting Stirling engine for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) is discussed. And a one-dimensional model incorporated with empirical equations of mechanical loss and auxiliary power obtained from experiments is derived while referring to the Stirling engine computer model of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The P-40 Stirling engine with sufficient testing results from NASA is utilized to validate the accuracy of this one-dimensional model. It shows that the maximum error of output power of theoretical analysis results is less than 18% over testing results, and the maximum error of input power is no more than 9%. Finally, a Stirling engine for UUVs is designed with Schmidt analysis method and the modified one-dimensional model, and the results indicate this designed engine is capable of showing desired output power.

  19. Underwater striling engine design with modified one-dimensional model

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    Li, Daijin; Qin, Kan; Luo, Kai

    2015-05-01

    Stirling engines are regarded as an efficient and promising power system for underwater devices. Currently, many researches on one-dimensional model is used to evaluate thermodynamic performance of Stirling engine, but in which there are still some aspects which cannot be modeled with proper mathematical models such as mechanical loss or auxiliary power. In this paper, a four-cylinder double-acting Stirling engine for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) is discussed. And a one-dimensional model incorporated with empirical equations of mechanical loss and auxiliary power obtained from experiments is derived while referring to the Stirling engine computer model of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The P-40 Stirling engine with sufficient testing results from NASA is utilized to validate the accuracy of this one-dimensional model. It shows that the maximum error of output power of theoretical analysis results is less than 18% over testing results, and the maximum error of input power is no more than 9%. Finally, a Stirling engine for UUVs is designed with Schmidt analysis method and the modified one-dimensional model, and the results indicate this designed engine is capable of showing desired output power.

  20. Transition density of one-dimensional diffusion with discontinuous drift

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    Zhang, Weijian

    1990-01-01

    The transition density of a one-dimensional diffusion process with a discontinuous drift coefficient is studied. A probabilistic representation of the transition density is given, illustrating the close connections between discontinuities of the drift and Brownian local times. In addition, some explicit results are obtained based on the trivariate density of Brownian motion, its occupation, and local times.

  1. Asymptotic velocity of one dimensional diffusions with periodic drift.

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    Collet, P; Martnez, S

    2008-06-01

    We consider the asymptotic behavior of the solution of one dimensional stochastic differential equations and Langevin equations in periodic backgrounds with zero average. We prove that in several such models, there is generically a non-vanishing asymptotic velocity, despite of the fact that the average of the background is zero. PMID:17960387

  2. One-Dimensional Ising Model with "k"-Spin Interactions

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    Fan, Yale

    2011-01-01

    We examine a generalization of the one-dimensional Ising model involving interactions among neighbourhoods of "k" adjacent spins. The model is solved by exploiting a connection to an interesting computational problem that we call ""k"-SAT on a ring", and is shown to be equivalent to the nearest-neighbour Ising model in the absence of an external

  3. Approximate Approaches to the One-Dimensional Finite Potential Well

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    Singh, Shilpi; Pathak, Praveen; Singh, Vijay A.

    2011-01-01

    The one-dimensional finite well is a textbook problem. We propose approximate approaches to obtain the energy levels of the well. The finite well is also encountered in semiconductor heterostructures where the carrier mass inside the well (m[subscript i]) is taken to be distinct from mass outside (m[subscript o]). A relevant parameter is the mass

  4. Facile fabrication of MIL-103(Eu) porous coordination polymer nanostructures and their sorption and sensing properties.

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    Liu, Qing; Yang, Ji-Min; Guo, Fan; Jin, Li-Na; Sun, Wei-Yin

    2016-04-01

    Nano/microscale lanthanide porous coordination polymer MIL-103(Eu) [Eu(BTB)] (H3BTB = 4,4',4''-benzene-1,3,5-triyl-tribenzoic acid) crystals have been fabricated at room temperature by a facile, convenient and environmentally friendly method. The structures of the products were confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction, and the crystal morphologies, including microrods, nanorods and nanospheres, were characterized by scanning electron microscopy. It is found that the addition of sodium acetate and the concentration of the reactants have an important impact on the morphology and size of the MIL-103(Eu) crystals. Gas adsorption measurements reveal that the products show high specific surface areas among the rare earth based coordination polymers and the MIL-103(Eu) nanorods can selectively adsorb CO2 over N2 under ambient conditions. Furthermore, all the products exhibit red emission corresponding to the (5)D0→(7)F2 transition of the Eu(iii) ion, and MIL-103(Eu) nanorods display sensitive and selective sensing for Cu(ii) ions and acetone molecules in solution. PMID:26940895

  5. Syntheses, crystal structures, and properties of new metal--5-bromonicotinate coordination polymers

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    Li, Wenjie; Li, Guoting; Lv, Lulu; Zhao, Hong; Wu, Benlai

    2015-05-01

    Four metal-5-bromonicotinate (Brnic) coordination polymers [Fe(Brnic)2(H2O)2]n (1), [Ni(Brnic)2]n (2), [Ni(Brnic)(bpy)(H2O)2]nn(Brnic)4.5nH2O (3), and [Co2(Brnic)3(bpy)2(OH)]nnH2O (4) have been synthesized and structurally characterized (bpy=4,4?-bipyridine). Complex 1 has corrugated (4,4) sheets formed by ?-Brnic ligands and planar nodes Fe(II). As for 2-4, they all built up from Brnic-bridged dinuclear subunits, but have very different structure features. Complex 2 is a twin-like polymer with (4,4) layers formed by twin paddle-wheel [Ni2(Brnic)4] subunits. Through the bridge coordination of bpy ligands with dinuclear rings [Ni2(Brnic)2] and trigons [Co2(Brnic)3(OH)], 63-topological cationic layers with nanosized grids of 3 and chiral ladder-type double chains of 4 formed, respectively. Notably, halogen-related interactions play an important role in the formation of 3D metallosupermolecules 1-4. The thermostabilities of all compounds have been discussed in detail. Moreover, the magnetic investigations of 2 and 4 indicate that there exist antiferromagnetic interactions in the paddle-wheel [Ni2(Brnic)4] and trigon [Co2(Brnic)3(OH)] cores, respectively.

  6. Yttrium-succinates coordination polymers: Hydrothermal synthesis, crystal structure and thermal decomposition

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    Amghouz, Zakariae; Roces, Laura; Garcia-Granda, Santiago; Garcia, Jose R.; Souhail, Badredine; Mafra, Luis; Shi, Fa-nian; Rocha, Joao

    2009-12-15

    New polymeric yttrium-succinates, Y{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}.6H{sub 2}O and Y{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}, have been synthesized, and their structures (solved by single crystal XRD) are compared with that of Y{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}.H{sub 2}O. Three compounds were obtained as single phases, and their thermal behaviour is described. - Graphical abstract: In the field of coordination polymers or MOF's, few studies report on the polymorphs of Ln(III)-succinic acid. Here, we describe the hydrothermal synthesis and structural characterization of two novel yttrium-succinates coordination polymers, respectively 2D and 3D, Y{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}.6H{sub 2}O and Y{sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}.

  7. Scandium(III) coordination polymers containing capsules based on two p-sulfonatocalix[4]arenes.

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    Webb, H R; Hardie, M J; Raston, C L

    2001-08-17

    Reactions of sodium p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and scandium(III) tristriflate in the presence, and absence, of [18]crown-6 give the crystalline complexes [Sc2(mu-OH)2(H2O)10][Na4(H2O)8-[calix[4]arene(SO3)4]2).13 H2O and [[Sc2(mu-OH)2(H2O)8][Sc(H2O)4]2[calix[4]-arene(SO3)4-H+]2([18]crown-6).16H2O. Both complexes involve novel coordination polymers with calixarene units linked through sodium or scandium centers and also feature capsule assemblies through to the head-to-head association of calixarenes. A linear array of capsules associated with an infinite chain of aquo-bridged sodium ions, and an aquated hydroxy-bridged scandium(III) dimer, [Sc2(mu-OH)2(H2O)10]4+, are found in the absence of the crown ether. In the presence of [18]crown-6 both hydrated scandium monomers and dimers bridge between calixarenes in a two-dimensional coordination network. The crown ethers reside in cavities created by two calixarenes from adjacent polymeric sheets via a variety of supramolecular interactions(hydrogen-bonding, shape complementarity), and effectively add a third dimension to the network. The extended structure of both of these polymers is highly porous, and resembles a bilayer. PMID:11560333

  8. Two unusual 12-connected metalorganic coordination polymers with fcu net

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    Guo, Sheng-Qi; Tian, Dan; Luo, Yu-Hui; Chen, Xin; Zhang, Hong

    2013-09-15

    Two new three-dimensional 12-connected metalorganic coordination polymers, [Zn{sub 2}(bptc)(H{sub 2}O)]C{sub 2}H{sub 5}OHH{sub 2}O (1) and [Cd{sub 4}(bptc){sub 2}(bbi)(H{sub 2}O)]H{sub 2}O (2) (H4bptc=biphenyl-2,5,2?,5?-tetracarboxylic acid, bbi=1,1?-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(imidazole)), have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. All compounds are also characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, thermogravimetric (TG) analyses and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Topological analysis indicates that both 1 and 2 are 12-connected frameworks with fcu topology, which are based on cuboid cage and rob-like (Cd3) subunit as 12-connected nodes, respectively. Furthermore, the luminescence properties of the two compounds were discussed in detail. - Graphical abstract: Two new compounds with unusual 12-connected fcu topology display intriguing structural feature, as well as luminescence property. Display Omitted - Highlights: Two new 3D metalorganic coordination polymers based on biphenyl-2,5,2?,5?-tetracarboxylic acid ligand have been synthesized. Two compounds exhibit rare 12-connected fcu topology. Photoluminescent property at room temperature has been investigated.

  9. Aromatic carboxylate effect on dimensionality of three bis(benzimidazole)-based cobalt(II) coordination polymers: Syntheses, structures and properties

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    Zhang, Ju-Wen; Gong, Chun-Hua; Hou, Li-Li; Tian, Ai-Xiang; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2013-09-15

    Three new metal-organic coordination polymers [Co(4-bbc){sub 2}(bbbm)] (1), [Co(3,5-pdc)(bbbm)]·2H{sub 2}O (2) and [Co(1,4-ndc)(bbbm)] (3) (4-Hbbc=4-bromobenzoic acid, 3,5-H{sub 2}pdc=3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-H{sub 2}ndc=1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and bbbm=1,1-(1,4-butanediyl)bis-1H-benzimidazole) were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Polymer 1 is a 1D chain formed by the bbbm ligands and Co{sup II} ions. Polymer 2 exhibits a 2D network with a (3·4·5)(3{sup 2}·4·5·6{sup 2}·7{sup 4}) topology. Polymer 3 possesses a 3D three-fold interpenetrating framework. The versatile structures of title polymers indicate that the aromatic carboxylates have an important influence on the dimensionality of 1–3. Moreover, the thermal stability, electrochemical and luminescent properties of 1–3 were investigated. - graphical abstract: Three bis(benzimidazole)-based cobalt(II) coordination polymers tuned by aromatic carboxylates were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. The aromatic carboxylates play a key role in the dimensionality of three polymers. The electrochemical and luminescent properties of three polymers were investigated. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Three bis(benzimidazole)-based cobalt(II) coordination polymers tuned by aromatic carboxylates were obtained. • The aromatic carboxylates have an important influence on the dimensionality of three polymers. • The electrochemical and luminescent properties of three polymers were investigated.

  10. Plasmonic photocatalytic reactions enhanced by hot electrons in a one-dimensional quantum well

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    Huang, H. J.; Liu, B.-H.; Lin, C.-T.; Su, W. S.

    2015-11-01

    The plasmonic endothermic oxidation of ammonium ions in a spinning disk reactor resulted in light energy transformation through quantum hot charge carriers (QHC), or quantum hot electrons, during a chemical reaction. It is demonstrated with a simple model that light of various intensities enhance the chemical oxidization of ammonium ions in water. It was further observed that light illumination, which induces the formation of plasmons on a platinum (Pt) thin film, provided higher processing efficiency compared with the reaction on a bare glass disk. These induced plasmons generate quantum hot electrons with increasing momentum and energy in the one-dimensional quantum well of a Pt thin film. The energy carried by the quantum hot electrons provided the energy needed to catalyze the chemical reaction. The results indicate that one-dimensional confinement in spherical coordinates (i.e., nanoparticles) is not necessary to provide an extra excited state for QHC generation; an 8 nm Pt thin film for one-dimensional confinement in Cartesian coordinates can also provide the extra excited state for the generation of QHC.

  11. Localized cell stimulation by nitric oxide using a photoactive porous coordination polymer platform

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    Diring, Stéphane; Wang, Dan Ohtan; Kim, Chiwon; Kondo, Mio; Chen, Yong; Kitagawa, Susumu; Kamei, Ken-ichiro; Furukawa, Shuhei

    2013-01-01

    Functional cellular substrates for localized cell stimulation by small molecules provide an opportunity to control and monitor cell signalling networks chemically in time and space. However, despite improvements in the controlled delivery of bioactive compounds, the precise localization of gaseous biomolecules at the single-cell level remains challenging. Here we target nitric oxide, a crucial signalling molecule with site-specific and concentration-dependent activities, and we report a synthetic strategy for developing spatiotemporally controllable nitric oxide-releasing platforms based on photoactive porous coordination polymers. By organizing molecules with poor reactivity into polymer structures, we observe increased photoreactivity and adjustable release using light irradiation. We embed photoactive polymer crystals in a biocompatible matrix and achieve precisely controlled nitric oxide delivery at the cellular level via localized two-photon laser activation. The biological relevance of the exogenous nitric oxide produced by this strategy is evidenced by an intracellular change in calcium concentration, mediated by nitric oxide-responsive plasma membrane channel proteins. PMID:24158008

  12. Metal dicyanamide layered coordination polymers with cyanopyridine co-ligands: Synthesis, crystal structures and magnetism

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    Du Miao . E-mail: dumiao@public.tpt.tj.cn; Wang Qian; Wang Ying; Zhao Xiaojun; Ribas, Joan

    2006-12-15

    A series of metal dicyanamide (dca) coordination polymers combined with cyanopyridine (cypy) terminal co-ligands, namely, [Co{sub 2}(dca){sub 4}(4-cypy){sub 4}] {sub n} (1), [Cd(dca){sub 2}(4-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (2), [Fe(dca){sub 2}(3-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (3) and [Co(dca){sub 2}(3-cypy){sub 2}] {sub n} (4), have been synthesized at the ambient conditions. X-ray single crystal diffraction reveals that complexes 1-4 have similar metal-dca coordination layers in which the octahedral metal centers are connected by {mu} {sub 1,5}-dca linkers. Notably, three types of 3-D packing lattices are observed for these layered arrays. The thermal stabilities of such new crystalline materials have been studied by thermogravimetric analysis of mass loss. The magnetic properties of the Co{sup II} and Fe{sup II} complexes have been investigated and discussed in detail. A discrete mononuclear molecule [Cd(dca){sub 2}(pyom){sub 2}] (5) is also described, in which the chelated ligand O-methyl picolinimidate (pyom) arises from the addition of methanol solvent across the C{identical_to}N bond of 2-cypy. - Graphical abstract: A series of new metal dicyanamide complexes with cyanopyridine terminal co-ligands have been prepared and structurally determined by X-ray single-crystal diffraction. The magnetic properties of the Co{sup II} and Fe{sup II} layered coordination polymers are also discussed.

  13. Silver coordination polymers with tri- and hexacyanoethyl-functionalized macrocyclic ligands.

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    Ma, Zhen; Shi, Huaduan; Deng, Xiuqiang; Guedes da Silva, M Ftima C; Martins, Lusa M D R S; Pombeiro, Armando J L

    2015-01-21

    Tri- and hexa-cyanoethyl functionalized 17- () and 42-membered () macrocyclic compounds were obtained by [1 + 1] (for ) or [2 + 2] (for ) cyclocondensation of the corresponding dialdehyde and diethylenetriamine, followed by hydrogenation by KBH4 and subsequent cyano-functionalization with acrylonitrile. They react with silver nitrate, leading to the formation of [AgL(1)](NO3) () and of the metal-organic coordination polymers [Ag2(NO3)2L(1)]n () and {[Ag2](NO3)2}n (). The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR spectroscopies, and ESI-MS; moreover, , , and were also characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The metal cation in is pentacoordinated with a N3O2 coordination environment; in , the metal cations display N4O2 octahedral and N2O3 square-pyramid coordination and in they are in square-planar N4 sites. In , the ligand acts as a pentadentate chelator, and in the other two cases, the ligands behave as octadentate chelators in a 1?(3)N:?(2)O,2?N,3?N,4?N (in ) or 1?(3)N,2?(3)N,3?N,4?N fashion (in ). The cyanoethyl strands of the ligands are directly involved in the formation of the 2D frameworks of and , which in the former polymer can be viewed as a net composed of hexametallic 36-membered macrocyclic rings and in the latter generates extra hexametallic 58-membered cyclic sets that form zig-zag layers. The thermal analytical and electrochemical properties of these silver complexes were also studied. PMID:25425360

  14. Exact canonically conjugate momenta approach to a one-dimensional neutron-proton system, I

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    Nishiyama, Seiya; da Providncia, Joo

    2015-06-01

    Introducing collective variables, a collective description of nuclear surface oscillations has been developed with the first-quantized language, contrary to the second-quantized one in Sunakawa's approach for a Bose system. It overcomes difficulties remaining in the traditional theories of nuclear collective motions: Collective momenta are not exact canonically conjugate to collective coordinates and are not independent. On the contrary to such a description, Tomonaga first gave the basic idea to approach elementary excitations in a one-dimensional Fermi system. The Sunakawa's approach for a Fermi system is also expected to work well for such a problem. In this paper, on the isospin space, we define a density operator and further following Tomonaga, introduce a collective momentum. We propose an exact canonically momenta approach to a one-dimensional neutron-proton (N-P) system under the use of the Grassmann variables.

  15. Variations of structures and solid-state conductivity of isomeric silver(I) coordination polymers having linear and V-shaped thiophene-centered ditriazole ligands

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    Hu, Bin; Geng, Jiao; Zhang, Lie; Huang, Wei

    2014-07-01

    A pair of new linear and V-shaped acceptordonoracceptor (A?D?A) thiophene-centered ditriazole structural isomers, i.e., 2,5-di(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)thiophene (L{sup 1}) and 3,4-di(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)thiophene (L{sup 2}), has been synthesized and characterized. They are used as ?{sub 2}-bridging ligands to prepare a pair of silver(I) coordination polymers formulated as [Ag(L{sup 1})(NO{sub 3})]{sub n} (1) and [Ag(L{sup 2})(NO{sub 3})]{sub n} (2), which are also structural isomers at the supramolecular level. X-ray single-crystal diffraction analyses for 1 and 2 reveal that they exhibit the same one-dimensional (1D) coordination polymers but different structural architectures because of the distinguishable shape and configuration of isomeric ligands (L{sup 1} and L{sup 2}) and the alterations of the coordination numbers. More interestingly, compared with the free ligands, 1D silver(I) polymeric isomers 1 and 2 show significant enhancement of solid-state conductivity to different extents (1.4210{sup 4} and 2.1710{sup 3} times), where 6.96 times' enhancement of solid-state conductivity from 1 to 2 has been observed. The formation of AgN coordinative bonds and the configurational discrepancy of L{sup 1} and L{sup 2} are believed to play important roles in facilitating the electron transport between molecules, which can also be supported by Density Function Theory calculations of their band gaps. - Graphical abstract: A pair of linear and V-shaped isomeric thiophene-centered ditriazole ligands (L{sup 1}) and L{sup 2} are used to prepare a pair of silver(I) polymeric isomers (1 and 2), where significant enhancement of solid-state conductivity to different extents are observed originating from the distinguishable shape and configuration of isomeric ligands. - Highlights: A pair of linear and V-shaped thiophene-centered ditriazole structural isomers is prepared. They are used as {sub 2}-bridging ligands to prepare a pair of silver(I) polymeric isomers. Significant enhancement of solid-state conductivity is observed for each polymeric isomer.

  16. Smart lanthanide coordination polymer fluorescence probe for mercury(II) determination.

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    Liu, Baoxia; Huang, Yankai; Zhu, Xu; Hao, Yuanqiang; Ding, Yujie; Wei, Wei; Wang, Qi; Qu, Peng; Xu, Maotian

    2016-03-17

    Lanthanide coordination polymers (LCPs) have recently emerged as attractive biosensor materials due to their flexible components, high tailorable properties and unique luminescence features. In this work, we designed a smart LCP probe of Tb-CIP/AMP {(CIP, ciprofloxacin) (AMP, adenosine monophosphate)} for Hg(2+) detection by using lanthanide ions as metal nodes, CIP as ligand molecule, and AMP as bridging linker and recognition unit. Tb-CIP/AMP emits strong green luminescence due to the inclusion of AMP, which withdraws the coordinated water molecules and shields Tb(3+) from the quenching effect of O-H vibration in water molecules. The subsequent addition of Hg(2+) into Tb-CIP/AMP can strongly quench the fluorescence because of the specific coordination interaction between AMP and Hg(2+). As a kind of Hg(2+) nanosensor, the probe exhibited excellent selectivity for Hg(2+) and high sensitivity with detection limit of 0.16 nM. In addition, the probe has long fluorescence lifetime up to millisecond and has been applied to detect Hg(2+) in drinking water and human urine samples with satisfactory results. We envision that our strategy, in the future, could be extended to the designation of other LCP-based hypersensitive time-gated luminescence assays in biological media and biomedical imaging. PMID:26920783

  17. Reversible chemisorption of sulfur dioxide in a spin crossover porous coordination polymer.

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    Arcs-Castillo, Zulema; Muoz-Lara, Francisco J; Muoz, M Carmen; Aravena, Daniel; Gaspar, Ana B; Snchez-Royo, Juan F; Ruiz, Eliseo; Ohba, Masaaki; Matsuda, Ryotaro; Kitagawa, Susumu; Real, Jos A

    2013-11-01

    The chemisorption of sulfur dioxide (SO2) on the Hofmann-like spin crossover porous coordination polymer (SCO-PCP) {Fe(pz)[Pt(CN)4]} has been investigated at room temperature. Thermal analysis and adsorption-desorption isotherms showed that ca. 1 mol of SO2 per mol of {Fe(pz)[Pt(CN)4]} was retained in the pores. Nevertheless, the SO2 was loosely attached to the walls of the host network and completely released in 24 h at 298 K. Single crystals of {Fe(pz)[Pt(CN)4]}nSO2 (n ? 0.25) were grown in water solutions saturated with SO2, and its crystal structure was analyzed at 120 K. The SO2 molecule is coordinated to the Pt(II) ion through the sulfur atom ion, Pt-S = 2.585(4) . This coordination slightly stabilizes the low-spin state of the Fe(II) ions shifting the critical temperatures of the spin transition by 8-12 K. DFT calculations have been performed to rationalize these observations. PMID:24124923

  18. Preparation of PbS and PbO nanopowders from new Pb(II)(saccharine) coordination polymers

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    Aslani, Alireza; Musevi, Seyid Javad; ?ahin, Ertan; Yilmaz, Veysel T.

    2014-11-01

    Nanopowders and single crystal of new Pb(II) three-dimensional coordination polymer, [Pb(H2O)(?-OAc)(?-sac)]n "PASAC" were synthesized by a sonochemical and branched tube methods (Y?lmaz et al., Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 629 (2003) 172). The new nano-structures of Pb(II) coordination polymer were characterized by X-ray crystallography analysis, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), surface analysis (BET), and IR spectroscopy. The crystal structure of these compounds consists of three-dimensional polymeric units. The thermal stability of compounds was studied by thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential thermal analyses (DTA). PbS and PbO nano-structures were obtained by calcinations of the nano-structures of this coordination polymer at 600 C.

  19. Self-assembly of silver(I) coordination polymers from aminopyrimidyl derivatives and malonate acid: From 1D chain to 2D layer

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    Sun, Di; Zhang, Na; Xu, Qin-Juan; Luo, Geng-Geng; Huang, Rong-Bin; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2010-04-01

    Two new silver(I) coordination polymers (CPs) of the formula [Ag 2(dmapym) 4(mal)H 2O] n ( 1) and [Ag 3(apym) 3(mal)NO 3] n ( 2) (dmapym = 2-amino-4,6-dimethylprimidine, apym = 2-aminopyrimidine, H 2mal = malonate) have been synthesized by reactions of AgNO 3 and 2-aminopyrimidyl ligands with malonate under the ammoniacal condition. Both complexes have been characterized by element analysis, IR and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The monodentate dmapym and tridentate mal ligands link Ag(I) ions to give complex 1 a one-dimensional (1D) H-shaped chain structure. The complex 2 is a two-dimensional (2D) double sheet structure constructed by (4, 4) single sheet. Additionally, the hydrogen-bonding and C-H⋯? interactions also direct the self-assembly of supramolecular architectures. The photoluminescence properties of the 1 and 2 were investigated in the solid state at room temperature.

  20. Directional Energy Transfer in Mixed-Metallic Copper(I)-Silver(I) Coordination Polymers with Strong Luminescence.

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    Shibata, Seiko; Tsuge, Kiyoshi; Sasaki, Yoichi; Ishizaka, Shoji; Kitamura, Noboru

    2015-10-19

    Strongly luminescent mixed-metallic copper(I)-silver(I) coordination polymers with various Cu/Ag ratio were prepared by utilizing the isomorphous relationship of the luminescent parent homometallic coordination polymers (Φ(em) = 0.65 and 0.72 for the solid Cu and Ag polymers, respectively, at room temperature). The mixed-metallic polymer with the mole fraction of copper even as low as 0.005 exhibits a strong emission (Φ(em) = 0.75) from only the copper sites as the result of the efficient energy migration from the silver to the copper sites. The migration rates between the two sites were evaluated from the dependence of emission decays upon the mole fraction of copper. PMID:26414321

  1. Spinons, Solitons, and Breathers in Quasi-One-Dimensional Magnets

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    Broholm, Collin

    2006-03-01

    By scattering neutrons from coordination polymer magnets, we contrast the effects of a uniform and a staggered magnetic field on the quantum critical state of a spin-1/2 chain. In a partially magnetized state of copper pyrazine dinitrate (CuPzN) we find bounded spectral continua indicating that neutrons scatter from spin-1/2 quasi-particle pairs [1]. The complex boundaries including an incommensurate soft spot result from a field induced shift in the Fermi points for these quasi-particles. The measurements indicate that the magnetized state of CuPzN remains quantum critical. Copper benzoate [2] and CuCl2^.2(dimethylsulfoxide) (CDC) [3] differ from CuPzN in that there are two spins per unit cell along the spin chain. Rather than continuous spectra, we find resolution limited gapped excitations when these materials are subject to high fields. So with two spins per unit cell, an applied field can drive the spin-1/2 chain away from criticality. The explanation for this effect was provided by Affleck and Oshikawa. The alternating coordination environment induces a transverse staggered field and spinon binding. The quantum sine-Gordon model is the relevant low energy field theory and it predicts soliton and breather excitations at specific energies and wave vectors that we compare to the experiments. We shall also compare a complete measurement of the dynamic spin correlation function for CDC in a field to exact diagonalization results for a spin-1/2 chain with a staggered and uniform magnetic field [4]. [1] M. B. Stone, D. H. Reich, C. Broholm, K. Lefmann, C. Rischel, C. P. Landee, and M. M. Turnbull, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 037205 (2003). [2] M. Kenzelmann, Y. Chien, C. Broholm, D. H. Reich, and Y. Qiu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 017204 (2004). [3] D. C. Dender, P. R. Hammar, Daniel H. Reich, C. Broholm, and G. Aeppli, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 1750 (1997). [4] M. Kenzelmann, C. D. Batista, Y. Chen, C. Broholm, D. H. Reich, S. Park, and Y. Qiu, Phys. Rev. B 71, 094411 (2005).

  2. Scaling properties of one-dimensional driven-dissipative condensates

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    He, Liang; Sieberer, Lukas M.; Altman, Ehud; Diehl, Sebastian

    2015-10-01

    We numerically investigate the scaling properties of a one-dimensional driven-dissipative condensate described by a stochastic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (SCGLE). We directly extract the static and dynamical scaling exponents from the dynamics of the condensate's phase field, and find that both coincide with the ones of the one-dimensional Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) equation. We furthermore calculate the spatial and the temporal two-point correlation functions of the condensate field itself. The decay of the temporal two-point correlator assumes a stretched-exponential form, providing further quantitative evidence for an effective KPZ description. Moreover, we confirm the observability of this nonequilibrium scaling for typical current experimental setups with exciton-polariton systems, if cavities with a reduced Q factor are used.

  3. Fate of classical solitons in one-dimensional quantum systems

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    Pustilnik, M.; Matveev, K. A.

    2015-11-01

    We study one-dimensional quantum systems near the classical limit described by the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation. The excitations near this limit are the well-known solitons and phonons. The classical description breaks down at long wavelengths, where quantum effects become dominant. Focusing on the spectra of the elementary excitations, we describe analytically the entire classical-to-quantum crossover. We show that the ultimate quantum fate of the classical KdV excitations is to become fermionic particles and holes. We discuss in detail two exactly solvable models exhibiting such crossover, namely the Lieb-Liniger model of bosons with weak contact repulsion and the quantum Toda model. We argue that the results obtained for these models are universally applicable to all quantum one-dimensional systems with a well-defined classical limit described by the KdV equation.

  4. The one-dimensional Coulomb lattice fluid capacitor

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    Dmery, Vincent; Dean, David S.; Hammant, Thomas C.; Horgan, Ronald R.; Podgornik, Rudolf

    2012-08-01

    The one-dimensional Coulomb lattice fluid in a capacitor configuration is studied. The model is formally exactly soluble via a transfer operator method within a field theoretic representation of the model. The only interactions present in the model are the one-dimensional Coulomb interaction between cations and anions and the steric interaction imposed by restricting the maximal occupancy at any lattice site to one particle. Despite the simplicity of the model, a wide range of intriguing physical phenomena arise, some of which are strongly reminiscent of those seen in experiments and numerical simulations of three-dimensional ionic liquid based capacitors. Notably, we find regimes where over-screening and density oscillations are seen near the capacitor plates. The capacitance is also shown to exhibit strong oscillations as a function of applied voltage. It is also shown that the corresponding mean-field theory misses most of these effects. The analytical results are confirmed by extensive numerical simulations.

  5. Assessing the inherent uncertainty of one-dimensional diffusions

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    Eliazar, Iddo; Cohen, Morrel H.

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we assess the inherent uncertainty of one-dimensional diffusion processes via a stochasticity classification which provides an à la Mandelbrot categorization into five states of uncertainty: infra-mild, mild, borderline, wild, and ultra-wild. Two settings are considered. (i) Stopped diffusions: the diffusion initiates from a high level and is stopped once it first reaches a low level; in this setting we analyze the inherent uncertainty of the diffusion's maximal exceedance above its initial high level. (ii) Stationary diffusions: the diffusion is in dynamical statistical equilibrium; in this setting we analyze the inherent uncertainty of the diffusion's equilibrium level. In both settings general closed-form analytic results are established, and their application is exemplified by stock prices in the stopped-diffusions setting, and by interest rates in the stationary-diffusions setting. These results provide a highly implementable decision-making tool for the classification of uncertainty in the context of one-dimensional diffusions.

  6. Incoherent tunneling effects in a one-dimensional quantum walk

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    Annabestani, Mostafa; Javad Akhtarshenas, Seyed; Abolhassani, Mohamad Reza

    2016-03-01

    In this article we investigate the effects of shifting position decoherence, arising from the incoherent tunneling effect in the experimental realization of the quantum walk, on the one-dimensional discrete time quantum walk. We show that in the regime of this type of noise the quantum behavior of the walker does not vanish, in contrast to the coin decoherence for which the walker undergoes a quantum-to-classical transition even for weak noise. In particular, we show that the quadratic dependence of the variance on the time and also the coin–position entanglement, i.e. two important quantum aspects of the coherent quantum walk, are preserved in the presence of tunneling decoherence. Furthermore, we present an explicit expression for the probability distribution of the decoherent one-dimensional quantum walk in terms of the corresponding coherent probabilities, and show that this type of decoherence smooths the probability distribution.

  7. Entanglement vs. gap for one-dimensional spin systems

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    Hastings, Matthew; Aharonov, Dorit; Gottesman, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    We study the relationship between entanglement and spectral gap for local Hamiltonians in one dimension. The area law for a one-dimensional system states that for the ground state, the entanglement of any interval is upper-bounded by a constant independent of the size of the interval. However, the possible dependence of the upper bound on the spectral gap {Delta} is not known, as the best known general upper bound is asymptotically much larger than the largest possible entropy of any model system previously constructed for small {Delta}. To help resolve this asymptotic behavior, we construct a family of one-dimensional local systems for which some intervals have entanglement entropy which is polynomial in 1/{Delta}, whereas previously studied systems had the entropy of all intervals bounded by a constant times log(1/{Delta}).

  8. Excitonic condensation in spatially separated one-dimensional systems

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    Abergel, D. S. L.

    2015-05-25

    We show theoretically that excitons can form from spatially separated one-dimensional ground state populations of electrons and holes, and that the resulting excitons can form a quasicondensate. We describe a mean-field Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer theory in the low carrier density regime and then focus on the core-shell nanowire giving estimates of the size of the excitonic gap for InAs/GaSb wires and as a function of all the experimentally relevant parameters. We find that optimal conditions for pairing include small overlap of the electron and hole bands, large effective mass of the carriers, and low dielectric constant of the surrounding media. Therefore, one-dimensional systems provide an attractive platform for the experimental detection of excitonic quasicondensation in zero magnetic field.

  9. One-Dimensional Fiber-Optic Sliding Sensing System

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    Yuan, Libo

    1999-01-01

    A one-dimensional fiber-optic sliding sensor is introduced. In this technique, a half-sliding rod has been used as the sliding transfer device. At the center part of the sliding rod, an angled-mirror reflector has been glued on the half-rod center plane surface. The output signals ratio is used for measuring the angle change of the angled mirror, where the angle variation is transferred from the object small sliding displacement. In the design of the sensing probe, three large-diameter fibers are used to provide the light source and receive the optical signals reflected by the angled mirror. The sensitivity function of the sensor related with the angle of the angled mirror is deduced and simulated. The test results of the one-dimensional sliding sensor system are given.

  10. Spectral functions of one-dimensional models of correlated electrons

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    Favand, Julien; Haas, Stephan; Penc, Karlo; Mila, Frdric; Dagotto, Elbio

    1997-02-01

    Using the Ogata-Shiba wave function, the spectral functions of the one-dimensional infinite-U Hubbard model are calculated for various concentrations. It is shown that the ``shadow-band'' feature due to 2kF fluctuations becomes more intense close to half filling. Comparing these results with exact-diagonalization data obtained on finite clusters for the finite-U Hubbard model and for the t-J model, it is also shown that this feature remains well defined for physically reasonable values of the parameters (U/t~=10, J/t~=0.4). The ``shadow'' structure in the spectral functions should thus be observable in angle-resolved photoemission experiments for a variety of quasi-one-dimensional compounds.

  11. Spectral Functions of One-dimensional Models of Correlated Electrons

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    Penc, Karlo; Favand, Julien; Mila, Frederic; Haas, Stephan; Dagotto, Elbio

    1997-03-01

    Using the Ogata-Shiba wave function, the spectral functions of the one-dimensional (1D) infinite U Hubbard model are calculated for various concentrations. It is shown that the ``shadow band'' feature due to 2kF fluctuations becomes more intense close to half-filling. Comparing these results with exact diagonalization data obtained on finite clusters for the finite U Hubbard model and for the t-J model, it is also shown that this feature remains well-defined for physically reasonable values of the parameters (U/t~= 10, J/t~= 0.4). The ``shadow'' structure in the spectral functions should thus be observable in angle-resolved photoemission experiments for a variety of quasi-one dimensional compounds.

  12. Fate of classical solitons in one-dimensional quantum systems.

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    Pustilnik, M.; Matveev, K. A.

    2015-11-23

    We study one-dimensional quantum systems near the classical limit described by the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation. The excitations near this limit are the well-known solitons and phonons. The classical description breaks down at long wavelengths, where quantum effects become dominant. Focusing on the spectra of the elementary excitations, we describe analytically the entire classical-to-quantum crossover. We show that the ultimate quantum fate of the classical KdV excitations is to become fermionic quasiparticles and quasiholes. We discuss in detail two exactly solvable models exhibiting such crossover, the Lieb-Liniger model of bosons with weak contact repulsion and the quantum Toda model, and argue that the results obtained for these models are universally applicable to all quantum one-dimensional systems with a well-defined classical limit described by the KdV equation.

  13. Chemically Reacting One-Dimensional Gas-Particle Flows

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    Tevepaugh, J. A.; Penny, M. M.

    1975-01-01

    The governing equations for the one-dimensional flow of a gas-particle system are discussed. Gas-particle effects are coupled via the system momentum and energy equations with the gas assumed to be chemically frozen or in chemical equilibrium. A computer code for calculating the one-dimensional flow of a gas-particle system is discussed and a user's input guide presented. The computer code provides for the expansion of the gas-particle system from a specified starting velocity and nozzle inlet geometry. Though general in nature, the final output of the code is a startline for initiating the solution of a supersonic gas-particle system in rocket nozzles. The startline includes gasdynamic data defining gaseous startline points from the nozzle centerline to the nozzle wall and particle properties at points along the gaseous startline.

  14. Topological modes in one-dimensional solids and photonic crystals

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    Atherton, Timothy J.; Butler, Celia A. M.; Taylor, Melita C.; Hooper, Ian R.; Hibbins, Alastair P.; Sambles, J. Roy; Mathur, Harsh

    2016-03-01

    It is shown theoretically that a one-dimensional crystal with time-reversal and particle-hole symmetries is characterized by a topological invariant that predicts the existence or otherwise of edge states. This is confirmed experimentally through the construction and simulation of a photonic crystal analog in the microwave regime. It is shown that the edge mode couples to modes external to the photonic crystal via a Fano resonance.

  15. Cooling of a One-Dimensional Bose Gas

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    Rauer, B.; Grišins, P.; Mazets, I. E.; Schweigler, T.; Rohringer, W.; Geiger, R.; Langen, T.; Schmiedmayer, J.

    2016-01-01

    We experimentally study the dynamics of a degenerate one-dimensional Bose gas that is subject to a continuous outcoupling of atoms. Although standard evaporative cooling is rendered ineffective by the absence of thermalizing collisions in this system, we observe substantial cooling. This cooling proceeds through homogeneous particle dissipation and many-body dephasing, enabling the preparation of otherwise unexpectedly low temperatures. Our observations establish a scaling relation between temperature and particle number, and provide insights into equilibration in the quantum world.

  16. Thermalization in a one-dimensional integrable system

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    Grisins, Pjotrs; Mazets, Igor E.

    2011-11-15

    We present numerical results demonstrating the possibility of thermalization of single-particle observables in a one-dimensional system, which is integrable in both the quantum and classical (mean-field) descriptions (a quasicondensate of ultracold, weakly interacting bosonic atoms are studied as a definite example). We find that certain initial conditions admit the relaxation of single-particle observables to the equilibrium state reasonably close to that corresponding to the Bose-Einstein thermal distribution of Bogoliubov quasiparticles.

  17. Cloud pumping in a one-dimensional photochemical model

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    Costen, Robert C.; Tennille, Geoffrey M.; Levine, Joel S.

    1988-01-01

    Cloud pumping data based on tropical maritime updraft statistics are incorporated in a one-dimensional steady-state eddy diffusive photochemical model of the troposphere. It is suggested that regions with weaker convection, such as the midlatitudes, may also experience substantial effects from cloud pumping. The direct effects of cloud pumping on CO were found to be more significant than implied by sensitivity studies. The (CH3)2S profile computed with cloud pumping agrees well with previous data.

  18. Growth of one-dimensional single-crystalline hydroxyapatite nanorods

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    Ren, Fuzeng; Ding, Yonghui; Ge, Xiang; Lu, Xiong; Wang, Kefeng; Leng, Yang

    2012-06-01

    A facile, effective and template/surfactant-free hydrothermal route in the presence of sodium bicarbonate was developed to synthesize highly uniform single-crystalline hydroxyapatite (HA) nanorods with the lengths of several hundred nanometers and aspect ratio up to 20. One dimensional (1-D) growth and aspect ratio could be controlled by hydrothermal reaction time and temperature. The longitudinal axis, also the growth direction of the nanorods, is parallel to the [001] direction of HA hexagonal crystal structure.

  19. On numerical modeling of one-dimensional geothermal histories

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    Haugerud, R.A.

    1989-01-01

    Numerical models of one-dimensional geothermal histories are one way of understanding the relations between tectonics and transient thermal structure in the crust. Such models can be powerful tools for interpreting geochronologic and thermobarometric data. A flexible program to calculate these models on a microcomputer is available and examples of its use are presented. Potential problems with this approach include the simplifying assumptions that are made, limitations of the numerical techniques, and the neglect of convective heat transfer. ?? 1989.

  20. Coherent and incoherent motion in a one-dimensional lattice

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    Palenberg, M. A.; Silbey, R. J.; Pfluegl, W.

    2000-08-01

    We discuss a generalization of the Haken-Strobl-Reineker model for the diffusion coefficient of a particle (or an excitation) in a one-dimensional lattice. In the original treatment, the characteristic correlation time of the lattice vibrations is assumed to be the smallest time scale in the physical problem. We weaken this requirement and allow for longer correlation times. We discuss previous results in the context of our theory and present numerical examples.

  1. Defects in a nonlinear pseudo one-dimensional solid

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    Blanchet, Graciela B.; Fincher, C. R., Jr.

    1985-03-01

    These infrared studies of acetanilide together with the existence of two equivalent structures for the hydrogen-bonded chain suggest the possibility of a topological defect state rather than a Davydov soliton as suggested previously. Acetanilide is an example of a class of one-dimensional materials where solitons are a consequence of a twofold degenerate structure and the nonlinear dynamics of the hydrogen-bonded network.

  2. One-dimensional excitons in V-shaped quantum wires

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    Rinaldi, R.; Cingolani, R.; Lepore, M.; Ferrara, M.; Catalano, I. M.; Marti, U.; Martin, D.; Morier-Gemoud, U.; Ruterana, P.; Reinhart, F. K.

    We report a detailed study of one-dimensional excitons in a planar array of single V-shaped GaAs quantum wires. Two-photon absorption, magnetoluminescence and linear photoluminescence spectroscopy have been used to measure the exciton binding energy, the excited 2 p states of the excitons, the higher index transitions and the extension of the confined wavefunctions in the V-shaped region of the quantum wires.

  3. Quasi-one-dimensional magnons in an intermetallic marcasite

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    Stone, Matthew B; Lumsden, Mark D; Nagler, Stephen E; Singh, David J; Sales, Brian C; Mandrus, David

    2012-01-01

    We present inelastic neutron scattering measurements and rst principles calculations examining the intermetallic marcasite CrSb2. The observed spin wave dispersion implies that the magnetic interactions are strongly one-dimensional with antiferromagnetic chains parallel to the crystalline c-axis. Such low-dimensional excitations are unexpected in a semiconducting intermetallic system. Moreover this material may be further interesting in that the magnetic anisotropy may enhance thermoelectric properties along particular crystallographic directions.

  4. Effective Bragg conditions in a one-dimensional quasicrystal.

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    Hsueh, W J; Chang, C H; Cheng, Y H; Wun, S J

    2012-11-19

    We present occurrence of the effective Bragg conditions with wide gapwidth and high reflectance in a Fibonacci superlattice, which is a typical one-dimensional quasicrystal. In the Fibonacci material, the number of effective Bragg conditions is two rather than one which appears in traditional periodic structures. Based on the effective Bragg conditions, this study proposes existence of omnidirectional, wideband and high reflectance in the quasiperiodic materials analogous to that in traditional materials. PMID:23187516

  5. One-Dimensional Quantum Walks with One Defect

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    Cantero, M. J.; Grünbaum, F. A.; Moral, L.; Velázquez, L.

    The CGMV method allows for the general discussion of localization properties for the states of a one-dimensional quantum walk, both in the case of the integers and in the case of the nonnegative integers. Using this method we classify, according to such localization properties, all the quantum walks with one defect at the origin, providing explicit expressions for the asymptotic return probabilities to the origin.

  6. Bright luminescence in lanthanide coordination polymers with tetrafluoroterephthalate as a bridging ligand.

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    Sobieray, Miriam; Gode, Jens; Seidel, Christiane; Po, Marieke; Feldmann, Claus; Ruschewitz, Uwe

    2015-04-01

    Ten new coordination polymers of the general compositions ?[Ln(III)(tfBDC)(NO3)(DMF)2]DMF with Ln(III) = Eu(3+) (1), Gd(3+) (2), Tb(3+) (3), Ho(3+) (4), Tm(3+) (5), ?[Ln(III)(tfBDC)(CH3COO)(FA)3]3FA with Ln(III) = Sm(3+) (6), Eu(3+) (7) and ?[Ln(III)(tfBDC)(NO3)(DMSO)2] with Ln(III) = Ho(3+) (8), Er(3+) (9) and Tm(3+) (10) were synthesized and structurally characterized by X-ray single crystal diffraction (tfBDC(2-) = 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoroterephthalate, DMF = N,N'-dimethylformamide, FA = formamide, DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide). 1-5 crystallize in the monoclinic space group C2/c with Z = 8, 6 and 7 in P1? with Z = 2 and 8-10 in Pbca with Z = 8. All crystal structures contain binuclear lanthanide nodes that are connected by 2,3,5,6-tetrafluoroterephthalates (tfBDC(2-)) to form two-dimensional polymeric structural units. Despite this common structural feature the coordination within these binuclear units is quite different in detail, e.g. CN = 9 for 1-7 and CN = 8 for 8-10. The emission spectra of the europium (1, 7) and terbium (3) compounds reveal bright red and green emission in the visible region. The resulting high quantum yields of 53% (1) and 67% (3) at room temperature show that the replacement of organic ligands with C-H groups by perfluorinated ligands leads to compounds with intense emission, as vibrational quenching is reduced. On the other hand, the influence of the coordinating solvent and additional ligands cannot be neglected, as the replacement of DMF by FA and NO3(-) by CH3COO(-) in 7 leads to a reduced quantum yield of only 10%. Thermoanalytical investigations show that all compounds are stable up to 100-150 C, before a stepwise release of solvent molecules starts followed by a decomposition of the coordination polymer. PMID:25740408

  7. Isostructural 1D coordination polymers of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Cu(II) with phenylpropynoic acid and DABCO as organic linkers

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    Saravanakumar, Rajendran; Varghese, Babu; Sankararaman, Sethuraman

    2014-11-01

    Using phenylpropynoic acid (PPA) and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO) as organic spacers, isostructural coordination polymers of Zn(II), Cd(II) and Cu(II) were synthesized by solvothermal method and structurally characterized using single crystal XRD, powder XRD, 13C CP-MAS NMR spectroscopy. Single crystal XRD data revealed four PPA units coordinating with two metal ions forming a paddle wheel secondary building unit (SBU). The paddle wheel units are connected through coordination of DABCO nitrogen to the metal centers from the axial positions leading to the formation of the 1D coordination polymers along the c axis. Intermolecular ? stacking and Csbnd H? interactions between the adjacent polymer chains convert the 1D coordination polymer into an interesting 3D network with the Csbnd H? bonds running along the crystallographic a and b axes. Thermal and nitrogen adsorption studies of these coordination polymers are reported.

  8. Two new luminescent Zn(II) coordination polymers with different interpenetrated motifs

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    Song, Changying; Liu, Qifeng; Liu, Wei; Cao, Ziqing; Ren, Yuanyuan; Zhou, Qichao; Zhang, Li

    2015-11-01

    Solvothermal reactions of Zn(NO3)2, H2tdc and bib in the presence of different solvents (DMF=N,N'- dimethylformamide or DMA=N,N'- dimethylacetamide) have given rise to two new coordination polymers, namely [Zn2(tdc)2(bib)2]n2n(H2O) (1) and [Zn(tdc)(bib)0.5(H2O)]n (2) (H2tdc=2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid, bib=1, 4-bis(imidazolyl)butane). The structures were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction and characterized by elemental analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. Compound 1 exhibits a 4-fold interpenetrated dia topological network, and compound 2 features a 8-fold interpenetrated ths topological network. In addition, thermal stabilities and solid state luminescent properties of these two compounds were also investigated.

  9. A systematic study on the stability of porous coordination polymers against ammonia.

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    Kajiwara, Takashi; Higuchi, Masakazu; Watanabe, Daisuke; Higashimura, Hideyuki; Yamada, Teppei; Kitagawa, Hiroshi

    2014-11-17

    To establish a strategy for designing porous coordination polymers (PCPs) for ammonia capture, the first systematic study on the stability of PCPs against ammonia was conducted. Various types of PCPs were investigated by comparing their powder XRD patterns before and after treatment with ammonia. Among the PCPs tested, ZIF-8, MIL-53(Al), Al-BTB, MOF-76(M) (M=Y or Yb), MIL-101(Cr), and MOF-74(Mg) were stable up to 350 °C under an ammonia atmosphere at ambient pressure. The origin of the stability of PCPs is discussed from the viewpoint of their components, metal cations, and organic linkers. Furthermore, adsorption isotherm measurements show that the adsorptive behavior of PCPs is independent of their stability. PMID:25313521

  10. Syntheses and structures of three transition metal coordination polymers based on 5-Aminonicotinic acid

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    Jiang, Ya-Hui; Wu, Wei-Ping; Yang, Guo-Ping; Jin, Jun-Cheng; Xi, Zheng-Ping; Wang, Yao-Yu

    2015-07-01

    Three new coordination polymers (CPs) based on rigid ligand 5-Aminonicotinic acid (5-anaH), [Cd(5-ana)2](H2O)2 (1), [Cd(5-ana)(HCOO) ] (2) and [Cu(5-ana)2] (3), have been synthesized under different solvent media and temperatures. All CPs are characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction and thermogravimetric analysis. Compound 1 is a two-dimensional (2D) (4,4)-connected layered structure contains 1D open channels. 2 shows a 2-nodal (3,5)-connected three-dimensional (3D) framework with {526}{5363738} topology. While 3 displays a 3D (3,6)-connected homochiral framework with {426}2{446285104} topology. The solid-state photoluminescence for 1 and 2 were also studied.

  11. Amine-responsive adaptable nanospaces: fluorescent porous coordination polymer for molecular recognition.

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    Haldar, Ritesh; Matsuda, Ryotaro; Kitagawa, Susumu; George, Subi J; Maji, Tapas Kumar

    2014-10-27

    Flexible and dynamic porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with well-defined nanospaces composed of chromophoric organic linkers provide a scaffold for encapsulation of versatile guest molecules through noncovalent interactions. PCPs thus provide a potential platform for molecular recognition. Herein, we report a flexible 3D?supramolecular framework {[Zn(ndc)(o-phen)]?DMF}n (o-phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, ndc = 2,6-napthalenedicarboxylate) with confined nanospaces that can accommodate different electron-donating aromatic amine guests with selective turn-on emission signaling. This system serves as a molecular recognition platform through an emission-readout process. Such unprecedented tunable emission with different amines is attributed to its emissive charge-transfer (CT) complexation with o-phen linkers. In certain cases this CT emission is further amplified by energy transfer from the chromophoric linker unit?ndc, as evidenced by single-crystal X-ray structural characterization. PMID:25213865

  12. Pressure Sensor via Optical Detection Based on a 1D Spin Transition Coordination Polymer

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    Jureschi, Cătălin M.; Linares, Jorge; Rotaru, Aurelian; Ritti, Marie Hélène; Parlier, Michel; Dîrtu, Marinela M.; Wolff, Mariusz; Garcia, Yann

    2015-01-01

    We have investigated the suitability of using the 1D spin crossover coordination polymer [Fe(4-(2′-hydroxyethyl)-1,2,4-triazole)3]I2·H2O, known to crossover around room temperature, as a pressure sensor via optical detection using various contact pressures up to 250 MPa. A dramatic persistent colour change is observed. The experimental data, obtained by calorimetric and Mössbauer measurements, have been used for a theoretical analysis, in the framework of the Ising-like model, of the thermal and pressure induced spin state switching. The pressure (P)-temperature (T) phase diagram calculated for this compound has been used to obtain the P-T bistability region. PMID:25621610

  13. Assembly of two novel Lindqvist polyoxoanion-templated coordination polymers with standard honeycomb cavities

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    Sha, Jingquan; Huang, Lin; Peng, Jun; Pang, Haijun; Tian, Aixiang; Zhang, Pengpeng; Chen, Yuan; Zhu, Min

    2009-02-01

    Two novel polyoxometalate(POM)-templated coordination polymers: [Cu 2(phnz) 3][M 6O 19] (M = Mo for 1, W for 2; phnz = phenazine), have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by routine physical methods and single crystal X-ray diffraction. In the compounds, Lindqvist POMs as templates induce the [Cu 2(phnz) 3] complexes to 2D hexagonal metal-organic framework (MOF), which represents 6 3 topologies of dimensions ca. 13.515 13.515 13.515 . Furthermore, the 2D sheets are held together by Lindqvist POMs into 3D supramolecular networks with 1D channel, and Lindqvist POMs site in the channels. The successful syntheses and isolation of two compounds provide a novel example of the utility of POM clusters as templates for self-assembly extended framework with cavities.

  14. Two unusual 12-connected metal-organic coordination polymers with fcu net

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    Guo, Sheng-Qi; Tian, Dan; Luo, Yu-Hui; Chen, Xin; Zhang, Hong

    2013-09-01

    Two new three-dimensional 12-connected metal-organic coordination polymers, [Zn2(bptc)(H2O)]C2H5OHH2O (1) and [Cd4(bptc)2(bbi)(H2O)]H2O (2) (H4bptc=biphenyl-2,5,2',5'-tetracarboxylic acid, bbi=1,1'-(1,4-butanediyl)bis(imidazole)), have been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. All compounds are also characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, thermogravimetric (TG) analyses and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). Topological analysis indicates that both 1 and 2 are 12-connected frameworks with fcu topology, which are based on cuboid cage and rob-like {Cd3} subunit as 12-connected nodes, respectively. Furthermore, the luminescence properties of the two compounds were discussed in detail.

  15. Biocompatible Infinite Coordination Polymer Nanoparticle Nucleic Acid Conjugates For Antisense Gene Regulation

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    Merkel, Timothy J.; Briley, William E.; Randeria, Pratik S.; Narayan, Suguna P.; Rouge, Jessica L.; Walker, David A.; Scott, Alexander W.

    2014-01-01

    Herein, we report the synthesis of DNA-functionalized infinite coordination polymer (ICP) nanoparticles as biocompatible gene regulation agents. ICP nanoparticles were synthesized from ferric nitrate and a ditopic 3-hydroxy-4-pyridinone (HOPO) ligand bearing a pendant azide. Addition of FeIII to a solution of the ligand produced nanoparticles, which were colloidally unstable in the presence of salts. Conjugation of DNA to the FeIII-HOPO ICP particles, via copper-free click chemistry, afforded colloidally stable nucleic acid nanoconstructs. The DNA-ICP particles, when cross-linked through sequence-specific hybridization, exhibit narrow, highly cooperative melting transitions consistent with dense DNA surface loading. The ability of the DNA-ICP particles to enter cells and alter protein expression was also evaluated. Our results indicate these novel particles carry nucleic acids into mammalian cells without the need for transfection agents and are capable of efficient gene knockdown. PMID:25393766

  16. Structural optimization of interpenetrated pillared-layer coordination polymers for ethylene/ethane separation.

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    Kishida, Keisuke; Horike, Satoshi; Watanabe, Yoshihiro; Tahara, Mina; Inubushi, Yasutaka; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2014-06-01

    With the goal of achieving effective ethylene/ethane separation, we evaluated the gas sorption properties of four pillared-layer-type porous coordination polymers with double interpenetration, [Zn2(tp)2(bpy)]n (1), [Zn2(fm)2(bpe)]n (2), [Zn2(fm)2(bpa)]n (3), and [Zn2(fm)2(bpy)]n (4) (tp = terephthalate, bpy = 4,4'-bipyridyl, fm = fumarate, bpe = 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethylene and bpa = 1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethane). It was found that 4, which contains the narrowest pores of all of these compounds, exhibited ethylene-selective sorption profiles. The ethylene selectivity of 4 was estimated to be 4.6 at 298?K based on breakthrough experiments using ethylene/ethane gas mixtures. In addition, 4 exhibited a good regeneration ability compared with a conventional porous material. PMID:24692214

  17. A novel pseudo-2D structural motif in an anionic copper(II) dicyanamide coordination polymer.

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    Schlueter, J. A.; Manson, J. L.; Geiser, U.; Materials Science Division; Eastern Washington Univ.

    2007-01-01

    Anionic coordination polymers of divalent first-row transition elements are promising components of multifunctional molecular materials in which electronic conduction and magnetism can coexist. We report that a tetraphenylphosphonium salt containing a copper(II) dicyanamide anion has a novel pseudo-two-dimensional anionic structure and may provide a suitable electrolyte for the electrocrystallization of charge transfer salts. This (PPh{sub 4}){sub 3}Cu{sub 4}(dca){sub 11} salt crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2{sub 1} with lattice parameters, a = 7.1911(4) {angstrom}, = 55.050(3) {angstrom}, c = 11.7964(7) {angstrom}, {beta} = 99.166(3){sup o} and V = 4610.2(7) {angstrom}{sup 3} at T = 298 K.

  18. Toward organization of cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles within an ionic liquid crystal.

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    Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Blanc, Christophe; Dieudonne, Philippe; Tokarev, Alexei; Guerin, Christian

    2009-01-20

    Size controlled cyano-bridged coordination polymer nanoparticles Mn1.5[Cr(CN)6] have been synthesized and organized at the nanolevel by using the room temperature ionic liquid crystal (ILC) C12-MIMBF4. The as-obtained material was studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), optical microscopy, and X-ray diffraction. These analyses reveal the presence of a long-range organization of cyano-bridged nanoparticles at the nanoscale level within the ILC phase. The magnetic study of these nanoparticles reveals an appearance of a nanocluster-glass-like regime caused by magnetostatic interactions between neighboring nanoparticles. The properties of these organized nanoparticles have been compared with the properties of nanoparticles of the same composition and stoichiometry obtained and randomly dispersed into the isotropic IL C10-MIMBF4. PMID:19177655

  19. Pressure-induced amorphization of a dense coordination polymer and its impact on proton conductivity

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    Umeyama, Daiki; Hagi, Keisuke; Ogiwara, Naoki; Horike, Satoshi E-mail: kitagawa@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp; Tassel, Cedric; Kageyama, Hiroshi; Higo, Yuji; Kitagawa, Susumu E-mail: kitagawa@icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp

    2014-12-01

    The proton conductivity of a dense coordination polymer (CP) was investigated under high-pressure conditions. Impedance measurements under high pressures revealed that the proton conductivity of the CP decreased more than 1000-fold at pressures of 3–7 GPa and that the activation energy for proton conduction almost doubled compared with that at ambient pressure. A synchrotron X-ray study under high pressure identified the amorphization process of the CP during compression, which rationally explains the decrease in conductivity and increase in activation energy. This phenomenon is categorized as reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a dense CP and is regarded as a demonstration of the coupling of the mechanical and electrical properties of a CP.

  20. 4-(4-carboxyphenoxy)phthalate-based coordination polymers and their application in sensing nitrobenzene.

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    Wang, Yan-Ning; Zhang, Ping; Yu, Jie-Hui; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2015-01-28

    Under hydro(solvo)thermal conditions, two 4-(4-carboxyphenoxy)phthalate-based three-dimensional (3-D) coordination polymers: [Cd3(cpph)2(bpa)2(H2O)]0.5H2O (cpph = 4-(4-carboxyphenoxy)phthalate, bpa = 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane) 1, and [H2(bpp)][Mn2(cpph)2(H2O)2] (bpp = 1,2-bis(4-piperidyl)propane) 2 were isolated. In both compounds, the cpph molecules extend the metal ions into a 3-D network: a (4,6)-connected net for 1 and a simple 6-connected net with a pcu topology for 2. The introduced bpa or bpp molecule stabilizes the 3-D metal-cpph architecture in the form of linker or guest molecule. The sensing ability of 1 was investigated, revealing that it can be used as a fluorescence probe to sense nitrobenzene at ppm concentrations. PMID:25436936

  1. Substituent-induced effects on dimensionality in cadmium isophthalate coordination polymers containing 3-pyridylisonicotinamide

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    O'Donovan, Megan E.; Wudkewych, Megan J.; LaDuca, Robert L.

    2015-08-01

    Hydrothermal treatment of cadmium nitrate, a 5-substituted isophthalic acid, and 3-pyridylisonicotinamide (3-pina) resulted in three coordination polymers whose dimensionality depended critically on the nature of the aromatic ring substituent. These three new phases were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. {[Cd(hip)(3-pina)(H2O)2]·2H2O}n (1, hip = 5-hydroxyisophthalate) and {[Cd(meoip)(3-pina)(H2O)2]·H2O}n (2, meoip = 5-methoxyisophthalate) both manifest simple 1-D chain structures with pendant 3-pina ligands. [Cd(mip)(3-pina)]n (3, mip = 5-methylisophthalate) possesses [Cd(mip)]n 1-D chains featuring {Cd2(OCO)2} dimeric units, linked by tethering 3-pina ligands into a non-interpenetrated 3-D 6-connected 41263 pcu network. Luminescent behavior in all cases is attributed to intra-ligand molecular orbital transitions.

  2. A novel copper(II) coordination polymer with carboxylate and isoindol backbones of a bifunctional ligand

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    Patra, Ayan; Sen, Tamal K.; Musie, Ghezai T.; Mandal, Swadhin K.; Bera, Manindranath

    2013-09-01

    The reaction of a bifunctional ligand, 3-(1-oxo-1,3-dihydro-isoindol-2-yl)-propionic acid (Hpda) with Cu(NO3)2ṡ3H2O in methanol-water in the presence of NaOH at room temperature produces a novel dinuclear copper(II) coordination polymer [Cu2(pda)4]n. The complex is fully characterized in the solid state as well as in solution using various analytical techniques including single crystal X-ray diffraction study. The single crystal X-ray structure analysis reveals that the monomeric unit of complex consists of Cu2(O2CR)4 paddlewheel building unit, where the two copper centers acquire a distorted square pyramidal geometry with amide oxygen of the isoindol ring of an adjacent Hpda ligand sitting on the axial positions.

  3. Flexible Two-Dimensional Square-Grid Coordination Polymers: Structures and Functions

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    Kajiro, Hiroshi; Kondo, Atsushi; Kaneko, Katsumi; Kanoh, Hirofumi

    2010-01-01

    Coordination polymers (CPs) or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have attracted considerable attention because of the tunable diversity of structures and functions. A 4,4′-bipyridine molecule, which is a simple, linear, exobidentate, and rigid ligand molecule, can construct two-dimensional (2D) square grid type CPs. Only the 2D-CPs with appropriate metal cations and counter anions exhibit flexibility and adsorb gas with a gate mechanism and these 2D-CPs are called elastic layer-structured metal-organic frameworks (ELMs). Such a unique property can make it possible to overcome the dilemma of strong adsorption and easy desorption, which is one of the ideal properties for practical adsorbents. PMID:21152303

  4. Syntheses, structures, and properties of Co(II)/Zn(II) mixed-ligand coordination polymers based on 4-[(3,5-dinitrobenzoyl)amino]benzoic acid and 1,4-bis(1-imidazolyl) benzene

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    Yin, Fei; Chen, Jing; Liang, Yongfeng; Zou, Yang; Yinzhi, Jiang; Xie, Jingli

    2015-05-01

    Two coordination polymers [Co(dnbab)2(bimb)](H2O)4 (1) and [Zn(dnbab)2(bimb)](H2O)5 (2) (Hdnbab=4-[(3,5-dinitrobenzoyl)amino]benzoic acid, bimb=1,4-bis(1-imidazolyl) benzene) have been solvothermally synthesized. Their structures have been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses and further characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and thermogravimetric (TG) analyses. Complexes 1 and 2 are isostructures and each displays an one-dimensional (1D) zigzag chain, which further forms a 3D supramolecular architecture with 1-D channels via inter-chain ?-? interactions and hydrogen bonds. Moreover, the magnetic properties of 1 and fluorescent properties of 2 have been investigated.

  5. Electrical conductivity and luminescence properties of two silver(I) coordination polymers with heterocyclic nitrogen ligands

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    Rana, Abhinandan; Kumar Jana, Swapan; Pal, Tanusri; Puschmann, Horst; Zangrando, Ennio; Dalai, Sudipta

    2014-08-15

    The synthesis and X-ray structural characterization of two novel silver(I) coordination polymers, [Ag(NO{sub 3})(quin)]{sub n} (1) and [Ag{sub 8}(HL){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 4}(mpyz)]·3H{sub 2}O (2) are reported, where quin=5,6,7,8-tetrahydroquinoxaline, H{sub 6}L=cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexacarboxylic acid and mpyz=2-methyl pyrazine. The single crystal diffraction analyses showed that complex 1 is a 2D layered structure, while 2 presents a 3D polymeric architecture. In complex 2 the network is stabilized by argentophilic interactions and hydrogen bonding. Electrical conductivity of order 3×10{sup −4} Scm{sup −1} (1) and 1.6×10{sup −4} Scm{sup −1} (2) is measured on thin film specimen at room temperature. The photoluminescence and thermal properties of the complexes have also been studied. - Graphical abstract: Two new 1D and 3D coordination polymers of Ag(I) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray analysis. The electrical, luminescence and thermal properties have been studied. - Highlights: • 1 is 2D layered while 2 present a 3D polymeric architecture. • The network in 2 is stabilized by argentophilic interactions and hydrogen bonding. • Electrical conductivity measurement is quite interesting. • Argentophilic interaction and intra-ligand π{sup ⁎}–π CT explains emission behavior of 2.

  6. Structure and magnetic properties of heterometallic coordination carboxylate polymers with cobalt and lithium atoms

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    Evstifeev, I. E.; Kiskin, M. A.; Bogomyakov, A. S.; Sidorov, A. A.; Novotortsev, V. M.; Eremenko, I. L.

    2011-09-15

    Reactions between lithium pivalate and cobalt coordination polymers [Co{sub 5}(OH{sub 2})(OH)(Piv){sub 9})L{sup 1}){sub 4}]{sub n} (I) and [Co{sub 2}(OH{sub 2})(Piv){sub 4}(L{sup 2}){sub 2}]{sub n} (II), where Piv-is the pivalate anion, L{sup 1} is pyrazine, and L{sup 2} is pyrimidine, result in new heterometallic polymers {l_brace}[Li{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(Piv){sub 6}(L{sup 1}){sub 2}]{sub 2}MeCN{r_brace}{sub n} (III), {l_brace}[Li{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(Piv){sub 6}(L{sup 2})]{sub 0.5}MeCN{r_brace}{sub n} (IV), and [Li{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(Piv){sub 6}(L{sup 2}){sub 2}]{sub n} (V). The resulting compounds contain tetra-nuclear {l_brace}Li{sub 2}Co{sub 2}(Piv){sub 6}{r_brace} fragments connected by neutral bridging ligands (pyrazine or pyrimidine) into layer structures. Crystal structures III-V are determined, and the magnetic properties of III and IV are studied.

  7. Anion-controlled assembly of silver-di(aminophenyl)sulfone coordination polymers: Syntheses, crystal structures, and solid state luminescence

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    Zhang, Qi-Long; Hu, Peng; Zhao, Yi; Feng, Guang-Wei; Zhang, Yun-Qian; Zhu, Bi-Xue; Tao, Zhu

    2014-02-15

    Five silver coordination polymers, namely, ([Ag(3,3?-daps){sub 2}]BF{sub 4}){sub n} (1), ([Ag(3,3?-daps){sub 2}]NO{sub 3}){sub n} (2), [Ag(3,3?-daps)(CF{sub 3}SO{sub 3})]{sub n} (3), ([Ag(4,4?-daps)]CF{sub 3}SO{sub 3}){sub n} (4), and ([Ag(4,4?-daps)]ClO{sub 4}){sub n} (5) (3,3?-daps=di(3?-aminodiphenyl)sulfone, and 4,4?-daps=di(4?-aminodiphenyl)sulfone) have been synthesized and structural characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectra, powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Complex 1 displays a 1D ladder-like chain with four-connected Ag ions and bridged 3,3?-daps. Complex 2 shows other 1D ladder chain modified by tentacles. Complex 3 is a 2D layer structure with both Ag ions and 3,3?-daps are 3-connected nodes. Complex 4 is another 1D ladder chain with three-connected Ag ions and 4,4?-daps. Complex 5 shows a 2D 4{sup 4}-sql net with Ag ions and 4,4?-daps as 4-connected nodes. Moreover, their solid state luminescence and thermal stabilities also have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Pictogram: Synthetic procedures of the five anion controlled silver coordination polymers. We reported the synthetic procedures, structure, and luminescence property of the five anion controlled silver coordination polymers based on two novel di(aminophenyl)sulfone V-shaped ligands. Display Omitted - Highlights: Five new silver coordination polymers were synthesized and characterized. Two novel designed V-shaped di(aminophenyl)sulfone ligands were first introduced to coordination chemistry. Anions play important roles in determining the five silver coordination polymers. The structural diversity and photoluminescence property were also discussed.

  8. One-dimensional plate impact experiments on the cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX) based explosive EDC32

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    Burns, Malcolm J.; Gustavsen, Richard L.; Bartram, Brian D.

    2012-09-01

    Eight one-dimensional plate impact experiments have been performed to study both the Shock to Detonation Transition and Hugoniot state in the cyclotetramethylene tetranitramine (HMX) based explosive EDC32. The experiments covered shock pressures ranging from 0.59 to 7.5 GPa with sustained shocks, double shocks, and short pulse shocks. Experiments were instrumented with embedded magnetic particle velocity gauges. Results include; (1) wave profiles of particle velocity vs. time vs. depth in the explosive, (2) time-distance coordinates for onset of detonation vs. initial shock pressure (aka the Pop-plot), (3) a reactants Hugoniot, and (4) measurement of the Hugoniot Elastic Limit of 0.22.GPa.

  9. One-dimensional velocity model of the Middle Kura Depresion from local earthquakes data of Azerbaijan

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    Yetirmishli, G. C.; Kazimova, S. E.; Kazimov, I. E.

    2011-09-01

    We present the method for determining the velocity model of the Earth's crust and the parameters of earthquakes in the Middle Kura Depression from the data of network telemetry in Azerbaijan. Application of this method allowed us to recalculate the main parameters of the hypocenters of the earthquake, to compute the corrections to the arrival times of P and S waves at the observation station, and to significantly improve the accuracy in determining the coordinates of the earthquakes. The model was constructed using the VELEST program, which calculates one-dimensional minimal velocity models from the travel times of seismic waves.

  10. Four homochiral coordination polymers contain N-acetyl-L-tyrosine and different N-donor ligand: Influence of metal cations, ancillary ligands and coordination modes

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    Li, Meng-Li; Song, Hui-Hua

    2013-10-15

    Using the chiral ligand N-acetyl-L-tyrosine (Hacty) and maintaining identical reaction conditions, Zn(II), Co(II), and Cd(II) salts provided four novel homochiral coordination polymers ([Zn(acty)(bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]NO{sub 3}2H{sub 2}O){sub n}1, ([Co(acty)(bipy){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]NO{sub 3}2H{sub 2}O){sub n}2, ([Cd(acty){sub 2}(bipy)H{sub 2}O]H{sub 2}O){sub n}3, and ([Cd(acty)(bpe){sub 2}(Ac)]6H{sub 2}O){sub n}4 (bipy=4,4?-bipyridine; bpe=1,2-di(4-pyridyl)ethane) in the presence of ancillary ligands. Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural 1D chain structures. The neighboring chains are further linked into a 3D supramolecular structure via ??? stacking and hydrogen bond interactions. Compound 3 shows a 2D network and 4 generates 1D infinite chains along the c-axis. Compounds 3 and 4 are further connected into 3D supramolecular network by hydrogen bond interactions. More importantly, coordination in acyl oxygen atoms and ancillary ligands (bpe) as monodentate decorating ligands in 4 are rarely reported. Ancillary ligands and metal cations significantly influence the structure of the complexes. The photoluminescence properties of 1, 3, and 4 were studied at room temperature. Circular dichroism (CD) of the complexes have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: Four new homochiral coordination polymers were prepared and structurally characterized, which investigate the influence of the ancillary ligands and metal ions on the design and synthesis of coordination polymers. Display Omitted - Highlights: It is rarely reported that the chiral coordination polymers prepared with N-acetyl-L-tyrosine ligands. The alkalescent acetyl oxygen atom is difficult to participate in coordination but it is happened in the N-acetyl-L-tyrosine ligands. The ancillary ligands (4,4?-bipy and bpe) are present in an unusual coordination modes, monodentate decorating ligands in 1, 2 and 4. Structure comparative analyses results indicate that the secondary ligands and metal ions influence the fabrication of these inorganicorganic arrangements.

  11. Gram-scale synthesis of coordination polymer nanodots with renal clearance properties for cancer theranostic applications

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    Liu, Fuyao; He, Xiuxia; Chen, Hongda; Zhang, Junping; Zhang, Huimao; Wang, Zhenxin

    2015-08-01

    An ultrasmall hydrodynamic diameter is a critical factor for the renal clearance of nanoparticles from the body within a reasonable timescale. However, the integration of diagnostic and therapeutic components into a single ultrasmall nanoparticle remains challenging. In this study, pH-activated nanodots (termed Fe-CPNDs) composed of coordination polymers were synthesized via a simple and scalable method based on coordination reactions among Fe3+, gallic acid and poly(vinylpyrrolidone) at ambient conditions. The Fe-CPNDs exhibited ultrasmall (5.3 nm) hydrodynamic diameters and electrically neutral surfaces. The Fe-CPNDs also exhibited pH-activatable magnetic resonance imaging contrast and outstanding photothermal performance. The features of Fe-CPNDs greatly increased the tumour-imaging sensitivity and facilitated renal clearance after injection in animal models in vivo. Magnetic resonance imaging-guided photothermal therapy using Fe-CPNDs completely suppressed tumour growth. These findings demonstrate that Fe-CPNDs constitute a new class of renal clearable nanomedicine for photothermal therapy and molecular imaging.

  12. Divergent layer topologies in divalent metal aliphatic dicarboxylate coordination polymers containing 3-pyridylmethylnicotinamide

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    White, Charmaine L.; Torres Salgado, Maria D.; Mizzi, Jessica E.; LaDuca, Robert L.

    2015-12-01

    Hydrothermal reaction of the requisite metal salt, an aliphatic dicarboxylic acid, and the hydrogen-bonding capable dipyridylamide ligand 3-pyridylmethylnicotinamide (3-pmna) resulted in four coordination polymers whose connectedness and layer topology depend on the metal coordination environment and dicarboxylate binding mode. These new crystalline phases were characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. [Cu(ox)(3-pmna)]n (1, ox = oxalate) manifests stacked 3-connected (6,3) herringbone layer motifs. {[Cd(mal)(3-pmna)(H2O)]·3H2O}n (2, mal = malonate) shows a 4-connected (4,4) grid topology with entrained water molecule trimeric chains in the interlamellar regions. {[Cd2(suc)2(3-pmna)(H2O)2]·3H2O}n (3, suc = succinate) possesses {Cd2O2} dimer-based [Cd(suc)]n layers pillared by 3-pmna ligands into a 5-connected sandwich motif with 4862 topology. {[Cd(glu)(3-pmna)(H2O)]·3H2O}n (4, glu = glutarate) manifests a rippled (4,4) grid topology. Luminescent behavior in the cadmium complexes is ascribed to intra-ligand molecular orbital transitions. Thermal decomposition behavior is also discussed herein.

  13. How to Define Variation of Physical Properties Normal to an Undulating One-Dimensional Object

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    Hsu, Hsiao-Ping; Binder, Kurt; Paul, Wolfgang

    2009-11-01

    One-dimensional flexible objects are abundant in physics, from polymers to vortex lines to defect lines and many more. These objects structure their environment and it is natural to assume that the influence these objects exert on their environment depends on the distance from the line object. But how should this be defined? We argue here that there is an intrinsic length scale along the undulating line that is a measure of its stiffness (i.e., orientational persistence), which yields a natural way of defining the variation of physical properties normal to the undulating line. We exemplify how this normal variation can be determined from a computer simulation for the case of a so-called bottle-brush polymer, where side chains are grafted onto a flexible backbone.

  14. The various architectures and properties of a series of coordination polymers tuned by the central metals.

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    Wang, Xiu-Li; Luan, Jian; Lin, Hong-Yan; Le, Mao; Liu, Guo-Cheng

    2014-06-01

    Five new metal-organic coordination polymers based on the mixed ligands of a semi-rigid bis-pyridyl-bis-amide N,N'-bis(3-pyridinecarboxamide)-1,2-cyclohexane (3-bpah) and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (1,4-H2BDC), namely [Co(3-bpah)(1,4-BDC)(H2O)3] (1), [Ni(3-bpah)(1,4-BDC)(H2O)3] (2), [Cu(3-bpah)(1,4-BDC)] (3), [Zn(3-bpah)(1,4-BDC)]H2O (4) and [Cd(3-bpah)(1,4-BDC)(H2O)] (5), have been hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Complexes 1 and 2 are isostructural and display the similar 1D infinite chains, which are further linked via hydrogen-bonding interactions to generate 3D supramolecular frameworks. Complex 3 features a 3D polymeric framework with CdSO4-like topology. Complexes 4 and 5 show two similar 2D (2,4)-connected networks with (48(5))(4) topology, in which the 3-bpah ligands adopt different ?2-bridging coordination modes via the ligation of two pyridyl nitrogen atoms in 4 and via the ligation of one pyridyl nitrogen and one amide oxygen atom in 5. In addition, the central metals show different coordination geometries in 4 and 5. The adjacent layers of complexes 4 and 5 are finally extended into 3D supramolecular architectures through hydrogen-bonding interactions. The effects of the central metals on the structures and properties of complexes 1-5 have been discussed. The electrochemical properties of complexes 1-3 and fluorescent sensing behaviors of 4-5 toward ethanol and nitrobenzene have been investigated in detail. PMID:24723145

  15. One-Dimensional Scanning Approach to Shock Sensing

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    Tokars, Roger; Adamovsky, Girgory; Floyd, Bertram

    2009-01-01

    Measurement tools for high speed air flow are sought both in industry and academia. Particular interest is shown in air flows that exhibit aerodynamic shocks. Shocks are accompanied by sudden changes in density, pressure, and temperature. Optical detection and characterization of such shocks can be difficult because the medium is normally transparent air. A variety of techniques to analyze these flows are available, but they often require large windows and optical components as in the case of Schlieren measurements and/or large operating powers which precludes their use for in-flight monitoring and applications. The one-dimensional scanning approach in this work is a compact low power technique that can be used to non-intrusively detect shocks. The shock is detected by analyzing the optical pattern generated by a small diameter laser beam as it passes through the shock. The optical properties of a shock result in diffraction and spreading of the beam as well as interference fringes. To investigate the feasibility of this technique a shock is simulated by a 426 m diameter optical fiber. Analysis of results revealed a direct correlation between the optical fiber or shock location and the beam s diffraction pattern. A plot of the width of the diffraction pattern vs. optical fiber location reveals that the width of the diffraction pattern was maximized when the laser beam is directed at the center of the optical fiber. This work indicates that the one-dimensional scanning approach may be able to determine the location of an actual shock. Near and far field effects associated with a small diameter laser beam striking an optical fiber used as a simulated shock are investigated allowing a proper one-dimensional scanning beam technique.

  16. Hydrothermal reactions: From the synthesis of ligand to new lanthanide 3D-coordination polymers

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    Silva, Fausthon Fred da; Fernandes de Oliveira, Carlos Alberto; Lago Falco, Eduardo Henrique; Gatto, Claudia Cristina; Bezerra da Costa, Nivan; Oliveira Freire, Ricardo; Chojnacki, Jaros?aw; Alves Jnior, Severino

    2013-11-15

    The organic ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) was synthesized under hydrothermal conditions starting from the iminodiacetic acid and catalyzed by oxalic acid. The X-ray powder diffraction data indicates that the compound crystallizes in the P2{sub 1}/c monoclinic system as reported in the literature. The ligand was also characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic nuclear resonance, infrared spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis. Two new coordination networks based on lanthanide ions were obtained with this ligand using hydrothermal reaction. In addition to single-crystal X-ray diffraction, the compounds were characterized by infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy and elemental analysis. Single-crystal XRD showed that the compounds are isostructural, crystallizing in P2{sub 1}/n monoclinic system with chemical formula [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+}(1) and Eu{sup 3+}(2)).The luminescence properties of both compounds were studied. In the compound (1), a broad emission band was observed at 479 nm, redshifted by 70 nm in comparison of the free ligand. In (2), the typical ff transition was observed with a maximum peak at 618 nm, related with the red emission of the europium ions. Computational methods were performed to simulate the crystal structure of (2). The theoretical calculations of the intensity parameters are in good agreement with the experimental values. - Graphical abstract: Scheme of obtaining the ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid (H{sub 2}PDA) and two new isostructural 3D-coordination polymers [Ln(PDA){sub 1.5}(H{sub 2}O)](H{sub 2}O){sub 3} (Ln=Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+}) by hydrothermal synthesis. Display Omitted - Highlights: The ligand 2,5-piperazinedione-1,4-diacetic acid was synthetized using the hydrothermic method and characterized. Two new 3D-coordination polymers with this ligand containing Gd{sup 3+} and Eu{sup 3+} ions were also obtained. The compounds are isostructural and the typical luminescent properties were observed in both structures.

  17. Quantum quench in an atomic one-dimensional Ising chain.

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    Meinert, F; Mark, M J; Kirilov, E; Lauber, K; Weinmann, P; Daley, A J; Ngerl, H-C

    2013-08-01

    We study nonequilibrium dynamics for an ensemble of tilted one-dimensional atomic Bose-Hubbard chains after a sudden quench to the vicinity of the transition point of the Ising paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic quantum phase transition. The quench results in coherent oscillations for the orientation of effective Ising spins, detected via oscillations in the number of doubly occupied lattice sites. We characterize the quench by varying the system parameters. We report significant modification of the tunneling rate induced by interactions and show clear evidence for collective effects in the oscillatory response. PMID:23952393

  18. One-dimensional physics in the 21st century

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    Giamarchi, Thierry

    2016-03-01

    This paper presents a brief introduction to some of the systems and questions concerning one-dimensional interacting quantum systems. Historically, organic conductors and superconductors - a field extremely active in the "Laboratoire de physique des solides" in Orsay, in a good part thanks to the influence of Jacques Friedel, played a crucial role in this field. I will describe some of the aspects of this physics and also review some of the very exciting theoretical and experimental developments that took place in the 1D world in the last 15 years or so. xml:lang="fr"

  19. One-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation of high energy density experiments

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    Grinenko, A.

    2009-07-01

    A new one-dimensional hydrodynamic code for simulation of experiments involving the creation of high energy density in matter by means of laser or heavy ion beam irradiation is described. The code uses well-tested second order Lagrangian scheme in combination with the flux-limited van Leer convection algorithm for re-mapping to an arbitrary grid. Simple test cases with self-similar solutions are examined. Finally, the heating of solid targets by lasers and ions beams is investigated as examples.

  20. Effective-medium theory for one-dimensional gratings

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    Tang, Shiwei; Zhu, Baocheng; Jia, Min; He, Qiong; Sun, Shulin; Mei, Yongfeng; Zhou, Lei

    2015-05-01

    Based on a mode-expansion theory under single-mode approximation, we derived the scatterings parameters for a general one-dimensional photonic grating composed of two different materials, and then established an effective-medium theory for such a composite by equating the obtained scattering parameters to those of a homogeneous medium. Our effective-medium theory well describes the grating structures with general material and geometrical parameters, and recovers two previous formulas, which are valid only at certain limiting conditions. The theory is justified by full-wave simulations and microwave experiments.

  1. Exciton recombination in one-dimensional organic Mott insulators

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    Lenar?i?, Zala; Eckstein, Martin; Prelovek, Peter

    2015-11-01

    We present a theory for the recombination of (charged) holons and doublons in one-dimensional organic Mott insulators, which is responsible for the decay of the photoexcited state. Due to the charge-spin separation, the dominant mechanism for recombination at low density of charges involves a multiphonon emission. We show that a reasonable coupling to phonons is sufficient to explain the fast recombination observed by pump-probe experiments in ET -F2TCNQ , whereby we can also account for the measured pressure dependence of the recombination rate.

  2. Quantum mechanics of graphene with a one-dimensional potential

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    Miserev, D. S.; Entin, M. V.

    2012-10-15

    Electron states in graphene with a one-dimensional potential have been studied. An approximate solution has been obtained for a small angle between vectors of the incident electron momentum and potential gradient. Exactly solvable problems with a potential of the smoothened step type U(x) Utanh(x/a) and a potential with a singularity U(x) = -U/(|x| + d) are considered. The transmission/reflection coefficients and phases for various potential barriers are determined. A quasi-classical solution is obtained.

  3. Computer model of one-dimensional equilibrium controlled sorption processes

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    Grove, D.B.; Stollenwerk, K.G.

    1984-01-01

    A numerical solution to the one-dimensional solute-transport equation with equilibrium-controlled sorption and a first-order irreversible-rate reaction is presented. The computer code is written in FORTRAN language, with a variety of options for input and output for user ease. Sorption reactions include Langmuir, Freundlich, and ion-exchange, with or without equal valance. General equations describing transport and reaction processes are solved by finite-difference methods, with nonlinearities accounted for by iteration. Complete documentation of the code, with examples, is included. (USGS)

  4. Numerical computations on one-dimensional inverse scattering problems

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    Dunn, M. H.; Hariharan, S. I.

    1983-01-01

    An approximate method to determine the index of refraction of a dielectric obstacle is presented. For simplicity one dimensional models of electromagnetic scattering are treated. The governing equations yield a second order boundary value problem, in which the index of refraction appears as a functional parameter. The availability of reflection coefficients yield two additional boundary conditions. The index of refraction by a k-th order spline which can be written as a linear combination of B-splines is approximated. For N distinct reflection coefficients, the resulting N boundary value problems yield a system of N nonlinear equations in N unknowns which are the coefficients of the B-splines.

  5. Parallel solution of sparse one-dimensional dynamic programming problems

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    Nicol, David M.

    1989-01-01

    Parallel computation offers the potential for quickly solving large computational problems. However, it is often a non-trivial task to effectively use parallel computers. Solution methods must sometimes be reformulated to exploit parallelism; the reformulations are often more complex than their slower serial counterparts. We illustrate these points by studying the parallelization of sparse one-dimensional dynamic programming problems, those which do not obviously admit substantial parallelization. We propose a new method for parallelizing such problems, develop analytic models which help us to identify problems which parallelize well, and compare the performance of our algorithm with existing algorithms on a multiprocessor.

  6. Boson pairs in a one-dimensional split trap

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    Murphy, D. S.; McCann, J. F.; Goold, J.; Busch, Th.

    2007-11-15

    We describe the properties of a pair of ultracold bosonic atoms in a one-dimensional harmonic trapping potential with a tunable zero-ranged barrier at the trap center. The full characterization of the ground state is done by calculating the reduced single-particle density, the momentum distribution, and the two-particle entanglement. We derive several analytical expressions in the limit of infinite repulsion (Tonks-Girardeau limit) and extend the treatment to finite interparticle interactions by numerical solution. As pair interactions in double wells form a fundamental building block for many-body systems in periodic potentials, our results have implications for a wide range of problems.

  7. One-dimensional ultracold medium of extreme optical depth.

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    Blatt, Frank; Halfmann, Thomas; Peters, Thorsten

    2014-02-01

    We report on the preparation of a one-dimensional ultracold medium in a hollow-core photonic crystal fiber, reaching an effective optical depth of 1000(150). We achieved this extreme optical depth by transferring atoms from a magneto-optical trap into a far-detuned optical dipole trap inside the hollow-core fiber, yielding up to 2.5(3)×10(5) atoms inside the core with a loading efficiency of 2.5(6)%. The preparation of an ultracold medium of such huge optical depth paves the way toward new applications in quantum optics and nonlinear optics. PMID:24487836

  8. One-dimensional modeling of secondary clarifiers for wastewater treatment

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    Watts, R.W.; Svoronos, S.A.; Koopman, B.

    1996-12-31

    A one-dimensional model of activated sludge secondary clarifiers with a variable dispersion coefficient dependent on concentration and feed velocity was developed. Data collected from a full-scale clarifier at the Kanapaha Water Reclamation Facility in Gainesville, FL were used to evaluate this model. Data from three experimental periods demonstrated the ability of the model to predict steady state sludge blanket levels as well as clarifier failure. The variable dispersion coefficient model outperformed other well-known models in predicting clarifier overloading. 15 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  9. Tunable dark modes in one-dimensional "diatomic" dielectric gratings.

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    Zeng, Bo; Majumdar, Arka; Wang, Feng

    2015-05-18

    Recently researchers have demonstrated ultra high quality factor (Q) resonances in one-dimensional (1D) dielectric gratings. Here we theoretically investigate a new class of subwavelength 1D gratings, namely "diatomic" gratings with two nonequivalent subcells in one period, and utilize their intrinsic dark modes to achieve robust ultra high Q resonances. Such "diatomic" gratings provide extra design flexibility, and enable high Q resonators using thinner geometry with smaller filling factors compared to conventional designs like the high contrast gratings (HCGs). More importantly, we show that these high Q resonances can be efficiently tuned in situ, making the design appealing in various applications including optical sensing, filtering and displays. PMID:26074503

  10. One-dimensional Coulomb problem in Dirac materials

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    Downing, C. A.; Portnoi, M. E.

    2014-11-01

    We investigate the one-dimensional Coulomb potential with application to a class of quasirelativistic systems, so-called Dirac-Weyl materials, described by matrix Hamiltonians. We obtain the exact solution of the shifted and truncated Coulomb problems, with the wave functions expressed in terms of special functions (namely, Whittaker functions), while the energy spectrum must be determined via solutions to transcendental equations. Most notably, there are critical band gaps below which certain low-lying quantum states are missing in a manifestation of atomic collapse.

  11. Bloch Oscillations in a One-Dimensional Spinor Gas

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    Gangardt, D. M.; Kamenev, A.

    2009-02-20

    A force applied to a spin-flipped particle in a one-dimensional spinor gas may lead to Bloch oscillations of the particle's position and velocity. The existence of Bloch oscillations crucially depends on the viscous friction force exerted by the rest of the gas on the spin excitation. We evaluate the friction in terms of the quantum fluid parameters. In particular, we show that the friction is absent for integrable cases, such as an SU(2) symmetric gas of bosons or fermions. For small deviations from the exact integrability the friction is very weak, opening the possibility to observe Bloch oscillations.

  12. Programmers manual for a one-dimensional Lagrangian transport model

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    Schoellhamer, D.H.; Jobson, H.E.

    1986-01-01

    A one-dimensional Lagrangian transport model for simulating water-quality constituents such as temperature, dissolved oxygen , and suspended sediment in rivers is presented in this Programmers Manual. Lagrangian transport modeling techniques, the model 's subroutines, and the user-written decay-coefficient subroutine are discussed in detail. Appendices list the program codes. The Programmers Manual is intended for the model user who needs to modify code either to adapt the model to a particular need or to use reaction kinetics not provided with the model. (Author 's abstract)

  13. Evaluation of one dimensional analytical models for vegetation canopies

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    Goel, Narendra S.; Kuusk, Andres

    1992-01-01

    The SAIL model for one-dimensional homogeneous vegetation canopies has been modified to include the specular reflectance and hot spot effects. This modified model and the Nilson-Kuusk model are evaluated by comparing the reflectances given by them against those given by a radiosity-based computer model, Diana, for a set of canopies, characterized by different leaf area index (LAI) and leaf angle distribution (LAD). It is shown that for homogeneous canopies, the analytical models are generally quite accurate in the visible region, but not in the infrared region. For architecturally realistic heterogeneous canopies of the type found in nature, these models fall short. These shortcomings are quantified.

  14. Dynamical Structure Factors of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets

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    Hagemans, Rob; Caux, Jean-Sébastien; Maillet, Jean Michel

    2007-03-01

    For a long time it has been impossible to accurately calculate the dynamical structure factors (spin-spin correlators as a function of momentum and energy) of quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets. For integrable Heisenberg chains, the recently developed ABACUS method (a first-principles computational approach based on the Bethe Ansatz) now yields highly accurate (over 99% of the sum rule) results for the DSF for finite chains, allowing for a very precise description of neutron-scattering data over the full momentum and energy range. We show remarkable agreement between results obtained with ABACUS and experiment.

  15. Decay of Fermionic Quasiparticles in One-Dimensional Quantum Liquids

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    Matveev, K. A.; Furusaki, A.

    2013-12-01

    The low-energy properties of one-dimensional quantum liquids are commonly described in terms of the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory, in which the elementary excitations are free bosons. To this approximation, the theory can be alternatively recast in terms of free fermions. In both approaches, small perturbations give rise to finite lifetimes of excitations. We evaluate the decay rate of fermionic excitations and show that it scales as the eighth power of energy, in contrast to the much faster decay of bosonic excitations. Our results can be tested experimentally by measuring the broadening of power-law features in the density structure factor or spectral functions.

  16. Segregation in a One-Dimensional Model of Interacting Species

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    Frachebourg, L.; Krapivsky, P. L.; Ben-Naim, E.

    1996-09-01

    We investigate segregation and spatial organization in a one-dimensional system of N competing species forming a cyclic food chain. For N<5, the system organizes into single-species domains, with an algebraically growing average size. For N = 3 and N = 4, the domains are correlated and they organize into ``superdomains'' which are characterized by an additional length scale. We present scaling arguments as well as numerical simulations for the leading asymptotic behavior of the density of interfaces separating neighboring domains. We also discuss statistical properties of the system such as the mutation distribution and present an exact solution for the case N = 3.

  17. Adiabatic pumping in the quasi-one-dimensional triangle lattice

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    Schulze, Michael; Bercioux, Dario; Urban, Daniel F.

    2013-01-01

    We analyze the properties of the quasi-one-dimensional triangle lattice emphasizing the occurrence of flat bands and band touching via the tuning of the lattice hopping parameters and on-site energies. The spectral properties of the infinite system will be compared with the transmission through a finite piece of the lattice with attached semi-infinite leads. Furthermore, we investigate the adiabatic pumping properties of such a system: Depending on the transmission through the lattice, this results in nonzero integer charge transfers or transfers that increase linearly with the lattice size.

  18. An improved lambda-scheme for one-dimensional flows

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    Moretti, G.; Dipiano, M. T.

    1983-01-01

    A code for the calculation of one-dimensional flows is presented, which combines a simple and efficient version of the lambda-scheme with tracking of discontinuities. The latter is needed to identify points where minor departures from the basic integration scheme are applied to prevent infiltration of numerical errors. Such a tracking is obtained via a systematic application of Boolean algebra. It is, therefore, very efficient. Fifteen examples are presented and discussed in detail. The results are exceptionally good. All discontinuites are captured within one mesh interval.

  19. Bioheat transfer problem for one-dimensional spherical biological tissues.

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    Kengne, Emmanuel; Lakhssassi, Ahmed

    2015-11-01

    Based on the Pennes bioheat transfer equation with constant blood perfusion, we set up a simplified one-dimensional bioheat transfer model of the spherical living biological tissues for application in bioheat transfer problems. Using the method of separation of variables, we present in a simple way the analytical solution of the problem. The obtained exact solution is used to investigate the effects of tissue properties, the cooling medium temperature, and the point-heating on the temperature distribution in living bodies. The obtained analytical solution can be useful for investigating thermal behavior research of biological system, thermal parameter measurements, temperature field reconstruction and clinical treatment. PMID:26327484

  20. Monocrystalline mesoporous metal oxide with perovskite structure: a facile solid-state transformation of a coordination polymer.

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    Xu, Li; Bu, Fan-Xing; Hu, Ming; Jin, Chuan-Yin; Jiang, Dong-Mei; Zhao, Zhen-Jie; Zhang, Qing-Hong; Jiang, Ji-Sen

    2014-11-18

    Monocrystalline mesoporous BiFeO3 crystals were obtained via a multi-step single-crystal to single-crystal transformation of a coordination polymer, Bi[Fe(CN)6]·4H2O. This unique transformation process significantly decreased the crystallization temperature of perovskite oxide without losing high crystallinity. PMID:25259374

  1. Luminescent and magnetic cyano-bridged coordination polymers containing 4d-4f ions: toward multifunctional materials.

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    Chelebaeva, Elena; Larionova, Joulia; Guari, Yannick; Ferreira, Rute A S; Carlos, Luis D; Paz, Filipe A Almeida; Trifonov, Alexander; Gurin, Christian

    2009-07-01

    A new family of cyano-bridged coordination polymers Ln(H(2)O)(5)[M(CN)(8)] (Ln = Eu, Tb, Sm, Gd; M = Mo, W) were obtained and characterized by X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence spectroscopy, and magnetic analyses. These compounds are isomorphous and crystallize in the tetragonal system P4/nmm, forming two-dimensional gridlike networks. The Eu- and Tb-containing coordination polymers are room-temperature optically active emitters displaying the characteristic (5)D(0) --> (7)F(0-4) (Eu(3+)) and (5)D(4) --> (7)F(6-2) (Tb(3+)) transitions. All of the coordination polymers except Eu(H(2)O)(5)[M(CN)(8)] present long-range magnetic ordering at low temperatures. The coexistence of luminescence with ferromagnetic ordering for Tb(H(2)O)(5)[M(CN)(8)] (M = Mo, W) suggests that these compounds may be considered as bifunctional magneto-luminescent coordination polymers exhibiting diverse physical responses when subjected to various external stimuli. PMID:20507102

  2. Guest responsivity of a two-dimensional coordination polymer incorporating a cholesterol-based co-ligand.

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    Kajitani, Kazuki; Koshiyama, Tomomi; Hori, Akihiro; Ohtani, Ryo; Mishima, Akio; Torikai, Kohei; Ebine, Makoto; Oishi, Tohru; Takata, Masaki; Kitagawa, Susumu; Ohba, Masaaki

    2013-12-01

    To implement specific guest responsivity, a hydrophobic cholesterol-based co-ligand, cholest-5-en-3-yl-4-isonicotinate (Cholpy), was incorporated into a two-dimensional Hofmann-type Co(II)Ni(II) coordination polymer. The chemically programmed structure successfully demonstrated the unique guest response with remarkable chromatic changes. PMID:23877189

  3. Stereoselectivity in metallocene-catalyzed coordination polymerization of renewable methylene butyrolactones: from stereo-random to stereo-perfect polymers.

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    Chen, Xia; Caporaso, Lucia; Cavallo, Luigi; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2012-05-01

    Coordination polymerization of renewable ?-methylene-?-(methyl)butyrolactones by chiral C(2)-symmetric zirconocene catalysts produces stereo-random, highly stereo-regular, or perfectly stereo-regular polymers, depending on the monomer and catalyst structures. Computational studies yield a fundamental understanding of the stereocontrol mechanism governing these new polymerization reactions mediated by chiral metallocenium catalysts. PMID:22524267

  4. Ion conductivity and transport by porous coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.

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    Horike, Satoshi; Umeyama, Daiki; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2013-11-19

    Ion conduction and transport in solids are both interesting and useful and are found in widely distinct materials, from those in battery-related technologies to those in biological systems. Scientists have approached the synthesis of ion-conductive compounds in a variety of ways, in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry. Recently, based on their ion-conducting behavior, porous coordination polymers (PCPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been recognized for their easy design and the dynamic behavior of the ionic components in the structures. These PCP/MOFs consist of metal ions (or clusters) and organic ligands structured via coordination bonds. They could have highly concentrated mobile ions with dynamic behavior, and their characteristics have inspired the design of a new class of ion conductors and transporters. In this Account, we describe the state-of-the-art of studies of ion conductivity by PCP/MOFs and nonporous coordination polymers (CPs) and offer future perspectives. PCP/MOF structures tend to have high hydrophilicity and guest-accessible voids, and scientists have reported many water-mediated proton (H(+)) conductivities. Chemical modification of organic ligands can change the hydrated H(+) conductivity over a wide range. On the other hand, the designable structures also permit water-free (anhydrous) H(+) conductivity. The incorporation of protic guests such as imidazole and 1,2,4-triazole into the microchannels of PCP/MOFs promotes the dynamic motion of guest molecules, resulting in high H(+) conduction without water. Not only the host-guest systems, but the embedding of protic organic groups on CPs also results in inherent H(+) conductivity. We have observed high H(+) conductivities under anhydrous conditions and in the intermediate temperature region of organic and inorganic conductors. The keys to successful construction are highly mobile ionic species and appropriate intervals of ion-hopping sites in the structures. Lithium (Li(+)) and other ions can also be transported. If we can optimize the crystal structures, this could offer further improvements in terms of both conductivity and the working temperature range. Another useful characteristic of PCP/MOFs is their wide application to materials fabrication. We can easily prepare heterodomain crystal systems, such as core-shell or solid solution. Other anisotropic morphologies (thin film, nanocrystal, nanorod, etc.,) are also possible, with retention of the ion conductivity. The flexible nature also lets us design morphology-dependent ion-conduction behaviors that we cannot observe in the bulk state. We propose (1) multivalent ion and anion conductions with the aid of redox activity and defects in structures, (2) control of ion transport behavior by applying external stimuli, (3) anomalous conductivity at the hetero-solid-solid interface, and (4) unidirectional ion transport as in the ion channels in membrane proteins. In the future, scientists may use coordination polymers not only to achieve higher conductivity but also to control ion behavior, which will open new avenues in solid-state ionics. PMID:23730917

  5. Copper(I) coordination polymers [{Cu(mu-X)}2{RP(mu-NtBu)}2]n (R = OC6H4OMe-o; X = Cl, Br, and I) and their reversible conversion into mononuclear complexes [CuX{(RP(mu-NtBu)2}2]: synthesis and structural characterization.

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    Chandrasekaran, P; Mague, Joel T; Balakrishna, Maravanji S

    2006-08-21

    The reactions of cyclodiphosphazane cis-[tBuNP(OC6H4OMe-o)]2 (1) with 2 equiv of CuX in acetonitrile afforded one-dimensional Cu(I) coordination polymers [Cu2X2{tBuNP(OC6H4OMe-o)}2]n (2, X = Cl; 3, X = Br; 4, X = I). The crystal structures of 2 and 4 reveal a zigzag arrangement of [P(mu-N)(2)P] and [Cu(mu-X)(2)Cu] units in an alternating manner to form one-dimensional Cu(I) coordination polymers. The reaction between 1 and CuX in a 2:1 ratio afforded mononuclear tricoordinated copper(I) complexes of the type [CuX{(tBuNP(OC6H4OMe-o))2}2] (5, X = Cl; 6, X = Br; 7, X = I). The single-crystal structures were established for the mononuclear copper(I) complexes 5 and 6. When the reactant ratios are 1:1, the formation of a mixture of polymeric and mononuclear products was observed. The Cu(I) polymers (2-4) were converted into the mononuclear complexes (5-7) by reacting with 3 equiv of 1 in dimethyl sulfoxide. Similarly, the mononuclear complexes (5-7) were converted into the corresponding polymeric complexes (2-4) by reacting with 3 equiv of copper(I) halide under mild reaction conditions. PMID:16903722

  6. Dislocation-mediated melting of one-dimensional Rydberg crystals

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    Sela, Eran; Garst, Markus; Punk, Matthias

    2011-08-15

    We consider cold Rydberg atoms in a one-dimensional optical lattice in the Mott regime with a single atom per site at zero temperature. An external laser drive with Rabi frequency {Omega} and laser detuning {Delta} creates Rydberg excitations whose dynamics is governed by an effective spin-chain model with (quasi) long-range interactions. This system possesses intrinsically a large degree of frustration resulting in a ground-state phase diagram in the ({Delta},{Omega}) plane with a rich topology. As a function of {Delta}, the Rydberg blockade effect gives rise to a series of crystalline phases commensurate with the optical lattice that form a so-called devil's staircase. The Rabi frequency {Omega}, on the other hand, creates quantum fluctuations that eventually lead to a quantum melting of the crystalline states. Upon increasing {Omega}, we find that generically a commensurate-incommensurate transition to a floating Rydberg crystal that supports gapless phonon excitations occurs first. For even larger {Omega}, dislocations within the floating Rydberg crystal start to proliferate and a second, Kosterlitz-Thouless-Nelson-Halperin-Young dislocation-mediated melting transition finally destroys the crystalline arrangement of Rydberg excitations. This latter melting transition is generic for one-dimensional Rydberg crystals and persists even in the absence of an optical lattice. The floating phase and the concomitant transitions can, in principle, be detected by Bragg scattering of light.

  7. Exploring one-dimensional quantum mechanics with transfer matrices

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    Walker, James S.; Gathright, J.

    1994-05-01

    An exact transfer-matrix formalism is developed for analyzing and solving problems in one-dimensional quantum mechanics. We show that with only three general-purpose matrices—one to propagate a wave function over a region of constant potential, one to take a wave function over a discontinuity in a potential, and one to connect a wave function across a delta function—a rich and intriguing variety of behavior is revealed. Not only are standard results recovered with this technique, in ways suitable for presentation in the classroom, but new findings and applications are discussed as well. A primary advantage of the transfer-matrix approach is that it facilitates wide-ranging explorations of one-dimensional quantum mechanics by both students and researchers, especially when implemented with Mathematica. For those interested in pursuing independent explorations, an electronic, interactive version of this paper, complete with the figures given here and the code that generates them, is available over Internet as a Mathematica notebook.

  8. Strongly convergent method to solve one-dimensional quantum problems

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    Vargas, Rubicelia; Garza, Jorge; Vela, Alberto

    1996-02-01

    An algorithm to solve the one-dimensional Schrdinger equation subject to Dirichlet boundary conditions is presented. The algorithm is based on a set of theorems that guarantee that when one solves the Schrdinger equation for a confined system and allows the boundaries to increase, the solutions converge strongly, in the norm of Hilbert space L2(-?,?), to the exact solutions of the unbounded problem. For the calculation of the solutions of the confined system we use a very efficient matrix method. By applying the algorithm to the harmonic oscillator and to the quartic and sextic potentials we show that with this method one can calculate the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of a nonbounded one-dimensional problem with a high degree of accuracy and with very reasonable computational effort. We show that the eigenvalues corresponding to the sextic potential, V(x)=1/2x2+?2x4+?3x6, for different values of the parameter ?3 behave in a similar fashion as that described by Hioe et al. [Phys. Rep. 43C, 305 (1978)] for the quartic oscillator.

  9. Generating arbitrary one-dimensional dose profiles using rotational therapy

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    Zhuang, Tingliang; Wu, Qiuwen

    2010-10-01

    Conformal radiation therapy can be delivered using several methods: intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) at fixed gantry angles, through the continuous gantry rotation of linac (rotational arc therapy), or by a dedicated treatment unit such as tomotherapy. The recently developed volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), a form of rotational arc therapy, has attracted lots of attention from investigators to explore its capability of generating highly conformal dose to the target. The main advanced features of VMAT are the variable dose rate and gantry rotation speed. In this paper, we present a theoretical framework of generating arbitrary one-dimensional dose profiles using rotational arc therapy to further explore the new degree of freedom of the VMAT technique. This framework was applied to design a novel technique for total body irradiation (TBI) treatment, where the desired dose distribution can be simplified by a one-dimensional profile. The technique was validated using simulations and experimental measurements. The preliminary results demonstrated that the new TBI technique using either dynamic MLC only, variable dose rate only, or a combination of dynamic MLC and variable dose rate can achieve arbitrary dose distribution in one dimension, such as uniform dose to target and lower dose to critical organ. This technique does not require the use of customized compensators, nor large treatment rooms as in the conventional extended SSD technique.

  10. Lattice Boltzmann method for one-dimensional vector radiative transfer.

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    Zhang, Yong; Yi, Hongliang; Tan, Heping

    2016-02-01

    A one-dimensional vector radiative transfer (VRT) model based on lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) that considers polarization using four Stokes parameters is developed. The angular space is discretized by the discrete-ordinates approach, and the spatial discretization is conducted by LBM. LBM has such attractive properties as simple calculation procedure, straightforward and efficient handing of boundary conditions, and capability of stable and accurate simulation. To validate the performance of LBM for vector radiative transfer, four various test problems are examined. The first case investigates the non-scattering thermal-emitting atmosphere with no external collimated solar. For the other three cases, the external collimated solar and three different scattering types are considered. Particularly, the LBM is extended to solve VRT in the atmospheric aerosol system where the scattering function contains singularities and the hemisphere space distributions for the Stokes vector are presented and discussed. The accuracy and computational efficiency of this algorithm are discussed. Numerical results show that the LBM is accurate, flexible and effective to solve one-dimensional polarized radiative transfer problems. PMID:26906779

  11. Adiabatic Hyperspherical Study of One-dimensional Hydrogen Molecule

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    Yu, Youliang; Wang, Yujun; Esry, Brett

    2014-05-01

    We present a calculation of the adiabatic hyperspherical potentials for one-dimensional H2. Although the adiabatic hyperspherical representation has proven very useful in understanding atomic systems, especially highly correlated states like doubly excited states, it has not yet been applied to the electronic and nuclear degrees of freedom for a molecule more complicated than H2+.We thus present the first such calculation, albeit for a one-dimensional model of H2. Our model, however, is chosen to exactly reproduce the three-dimensional H2 and H2+ground Born-Oppenheimer potentials. One of our goals is to identify and understand the role of doubly excited states -- which can be readily identified in the adiabatic hyperspherical representation, unlike standard quantum chemistry. We illustrate the method with an application to attosecond physics. We also want to take advantage of the fact that the adiabatic hyperspherical representation produces well defined and discrete effective potentials for all ionization channels to help understand processes like strong-field dissociative ionization. These topics, and others, will be discussed. Supported by the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy.

  12. Magnetic Stimulation of One-Dimensional Neuronal Cultures

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    Rotem, Assaf; Moses, Elisha

    2008-01-01

    Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a remarkable tool for neuroscience research, with a multitude of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Surprisingly, application of the same magnetic stimulation directly to neurons that are dissected from the brain and grown in vitro was not reported to activate them to date. Here we report that central nervous system neurons patterned on large enough one-dimensional rings can be magnetically stimulated in vitro. In contrast, two-dimensional cultures with comparable size do not respond to excitation. This happens because the one-dimensional pattern enforces an ordering of the axons along the ring, which is designed to follow the lines of the magnetically induced electric field. A small group of sensitive (i.e., initiating) neurons respond even when the network is disconnected, and are presumed to excite the entire network when it is connected. This implies that morphological and electrophysiological properties of single neurons are crucial for magnetic stimulation. We conjecture that the existence of a select group of neurons with higher sensitivity may occur in the brain in vivo as well, with consequences for transcranial magnetic stimulation. PMID:18326634

  13. Studies of the structural and magnetic properties of an unsymmetrical ligand 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid based chiral 3-D trinickel coordination polymer as an alkali base-influenced hydrothermal reaction product

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    Peng, Yi-Ru; Chien, Po-Hsiu; Chung, Huey-Ting; Pan, Pei-Yun; Liu, Yen-Hsiang Yang, En-Che

    2014-04-01

    The reaction of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic acid (H{sub 3}btc), as a ligand, under pH-controlled hydrothermal conditions with nickel salts leads to the formation of a coordination polymer of (CsNi{sub 3}(OH)(H{sub 2}O){sub 3}[C{sub 6}H{sub 3}(CO{sub 2}){sub 3}]{sub 2}3H{sub 2}O){sub n} (1). The subunit of compound 1 contains a hydroxide- and carboxylate-bridged trinickel clusters that are linked by an unsymmetrical organic carboxylate spacer to form a chiral three-dimensional anionic framework, in which cesium cations and guest water molecules are located in one-dimensional channels. The presence of a hydroxide ion serves both as a deprotonation agent and a cation source during the hydrothermal reaction, thus permitting the extent of deprotonation of the unsymmetrical ligand H{sub 3}btc to be controlled, which is essential for the successful formation of compound 1. The magnetic properties of compound 1 were analyzed. Both dc and ac magnetic susceptibility as well as reduced magnetization measurements confirmed the spin-frustration nature of 1. - Graphical abstract: A chiral three-dimension MOF compound and its magnetic properties are described. - Highlights: A new chiral three-dimension coordination polymer were made. An un-symmetric bridging ligand was used. Alkali metal ion Cs{sup +} was incorporated in the structure. Magnetic properties were studied.

  14. A set of alkali and alkaline-earth coordination polymers based on the ligand 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl) acetic acid: Effects the radius of metal ions on structures and properties

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    Wang, Jin-Hua; Tang, Gui-Mei; Qin, Ting-Xiao; Yan, Shi-Chen; Wang, Yong-Tao; Cui, Yue-Zhi; Weng Ng, Seik

    2014-11-15

    Four new metal coordination complexes, namely, [Na(BTA)]{sub n} (1), [K{sub 2}(BTA){sub 2}(μ{sub 2}-H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} (2), and [M(BTA){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n} (M=Ca(II) and Sr(II) for 3 and 4, respectively) [BTA=2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl) acetic anion], have been obtained under hydrothermal condition, by reacting the different alkali and alkaline-earth metal hydroxides with HBTA. Complexes 1–4 were structurally characterized by X-ray single-crystal diffraction, EA, IR, PXRD, and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA). These complexes display low-dimensional features displaying various two-dimensional (2D) and one-dimensional (1D) coordination motifs. Complex 1 displays a 2D layer with the thickness of 1.5 nm and possesses a topologic structure of a 11 nodal net with Schläfli symbol of (3{sup 18}). Complex 2 also shows a thick 2D sheet and its topologic structure is a 9 nodes with Schläfli symbol of (3{sup 11}×4{sup 2}). Complexes 3 and 4 possess a 1D linear chain and further stack via hydrogen bonding interactions to generate a three-dimensional supramolecular architecture. These results suggest that both the coordination preferences of the metal ions and the versatile nature of this flexible ligand play a critical role in the final structures. The luminescent spectra show strong emission intensities in complexes 1–4, which display violet photoluminescence. Additionally, ferroelectric, dielectric and nonlinear optic (NLO) second-harmonic generation (SHG) properties of 2 are discussed in detail. - Graphical abstract: A set of alkali and alkaline-earth metal coordination polymers were hydrothermally synthesized by 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)acetic acid, displaying interesting topologic motifs from two-dimension to one-dimension and specific physical properties. - Highlights: • Alkali and alkaline-earth metal coordination polymers have been obtained. • The ligand 2-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)acetic acid has been adopted. • The two-dimensional and one-dimensional structures have been observed. • The properties of second harmonic generation and ferroelectricity for complex 2.

  15. Validity of one-dimensional QED for a system with spatial symmetry

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    Lv, Q. Z.; Christensen, N. D.; Su, Q.; Grobe, R.

    2015-11-01

    We examine the accuracy of an intrinsically one-dimensional (1D) quantum electrodynamics to predict accurately the forces and charges of a three-dimensional (3D) system that has a high degree of symmetry and therefore depends effectively only on a single coordinate. As a test case we analyze two charged capacitor plates that are infinitely extended along two coordinate directions. Using the lowest-order fine-structure correction to the photon propagator we compute the vacuum's induced charge polarization density and show that the force between the charged plates is increased. Although a one-dimensional theory cannot take the transverse character of the virtual (force-mediating) photons into account, nevertheless it predicts, in lowest order of the fine-structure constant, the Coulomb force law between the plates correctly. However, the quantum correction to the classical result is slightly different between the 1D and 3D theories with the polarization charge density induced from the vacuum underestimated by the 1D approach.

  16. One-dimensional non-stationary convection model

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    Sadokov, V. P.; Vasilevsky, K. D.

    2012-04-01

    One-dimensional convection model is widely used in large-scale atmospheric models for the description of the convective clouds and calculating precipitation. Such models are stationary and can not describe the dynamics of the convection. There are widely used the non-stationary version of the one-dimensional models that are remaining within the framework of the simple versions. Evaluation of the convection processes in these models differs from the stationary version. If we consider the results of the stationary version as an initial condition for the non-stationary model, then in the process of solving the non-stationary task it will be the development of convection and establishing of the convective. In the present paper the equation processes for the vertical velocity are considered. That contains the time derivative. It is solved by the finite-difference scheme for a variety of levels k. The number of the levels k is determined by the spline approximation of the input data. As a result we have a quadratic equation for the vertical velocity w, taking into account the effects of entrainment, detrainment and release of condensation heat. If the vertical velocity in the calculation is positive, we assume the formation of the cloud elements. Based on the equations for the specific humidity q, water content δ and the statistical stability s, and introduce to them the time derivatives we obtain the equations system for the one-dimensional non-stationary cloud model, that take into account the processes occurring inside the cloud and in the surrounding area. Also here is presented an approach for the calculation of the precipitation. Many experiments using the model were performed to optimize the input parameters, empirical coefficients and calculated algorithm. The calculations showed that all model parameters are changing over time and finally the development process is stabilized. This is due to the surrounding state of the atmosphere that does not changed in these calculations. Value of the time steps for the integration in the cloud and the time steps of changing the environment parameters must be conformed: the period of convection is less than the step of change in the external environment. In our case we choose a step in non-stationary cloud model up to 10 seconds. The model is convenient to use because minimum of the input data is required: the geopotential, pressure, temperature and humidity. At the output the model can provide quick calculations and fairly realistic values of the vertical velocity, precipitation, and the various parameters of the clouds. The presented algorithm can be adapted to large-scale hydrodynamical models of the atmosphere.

  17. Syntheses, structures and luminescence properties of lanthanide coordination polymers with helical character

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    Zhou Ruisha; Cui Xiaobing; Song Jiangfeng; Xu Xiaoyu; Xu Jiqing Wang Tiegang

    2008-08-15

    A series of lanthanide coordination polymers, (Him){sub n}[Ln(ip){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} [Ln=La(1), Pr(2), Nd(3) and Dy(4), H{sub 2}ip=isophthalic acid, im=imidazole] and [Y{sub 2}(ip){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n}.nH{sub 2}O (5), have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible-near infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. The isostructural compounds 1-4 possess 3-D structures with three different kinds of channels. Compound 5 features a 2-D network making of two different kinds of quadruple-helical chains. Compounds 2 and 3 present the characteristic emissions of Pr(III) and Nd(III) ions in NIR region, respectively. Compound 4 shows sensitized luminescence of Dy(III) ions in visible region. - Graphical abstract: A series of lanthanide coodination polymers, (Him){sub n}[Ln(ip){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O)]{sub n} [Ln=La(1), Pr(2), Nd(3) and Dy(4)] and [Y{sub 2}(ip){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 2}]{sub n}.nH{sub 2}O (5), have been reported. The isostructural compounds 1-4 possess 3-D structures with three different kinds of channels. Compound 5 displays a 2-D network making of two kinds of quadruple-helical chains. Display Omitted.

  18. Diffusion-coupled molecular assembly: structuring of coordination polymers across multiple length scales.

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    Hirai, Kenji; Reboul, Julien; Morone, Nobuhiro; Heuser, John E; Furukawa, Shuhei; Kitagawa, Susumu

    2014-10-22

    Porous coordination polymers (PCPs) are an intriguing class of molecular-based materials because of the designability of framework scaffolds, pore sizes and pore surface functionalities. Besides the structural designability at the molecular scale, the structuring of PCPs into mesoscopic/macroscopic morphologies has attracted much attention due to the significance for the practical applications. The structuring of PCPs at the mesoscopic/macroscopic scale has been so far demonstrated by the spatial localization of coordination reactions on the surface of templates or at the phase boundaries. However, these methodologies have never been applied to the fabrication of solid-solution or multivariate metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), in which multiple components are homogeneously mixed. Herein, we demonstrate the structuring of a box-type superstructure comprising of a solid-solution PCP by integrating a bidirectional diffusion of multiple organic ligands into molecular assembly. The parent crystals of [Zn2(ndc)2(bpy)]n were placed in the DMF solution of additional organic component of H2bdc, and the temperature was rapidly elevated up to 80 C (ndc = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylate, bpy = 4,4'-bipyridyl, bdc = 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate). The dissolution of the parent crystals induced the outward diffusion of components; contrariwise, the accumulation of the other organic ligand of H2bdc induced the inward diffusion toward the surface of the parent crystals. This bidirectional diffusion of multiple components spatially localized the recrystallization at the surface of cuboid parent crystals; therefore, the nanocrystals of a solid-solution PCP ([Zn2(bdc)1.5(ndc)0.5(bpy)]n) were organized into a mesoscopic box superstructure. Furthermore, we demonstrated that the box superstructures enhanced the mass transfer kinetics for the separation of hydrocarbons. PMID:25254320

  19. Redox and catalysis 'all-in-one' infinite coordination polymer for electrochemical immunosensor of tumor markers.

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    Zhang, Bing; Liu, Bingqian; Chen, Guonan; Tang, Dianping

    2015-02-15

    Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), as a glycoprotein enzyme encoded in humans by the KLK3 gene, is one of the most important biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer. Herein, a new electrochemical immunosensor for sensitive determination of PSA was designed by using redox and catalysis 'all-in-one' infinite coordination polymer (PtNP@ICP) as signal tag on the polyamidoamine dendrimers modified electrode interface. To construct such 'all-in-one' PtNP@ICP nanostructures, the coordination polymerization was fully carried between metal ions and polydentate bridging ligands, and the PtNP was encapsulated into the ICP in the process of polymerization. The prepared PtNP@ICP nanocatalyst was characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), ultraviolet and visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscope (FTIR). And the synthesized PtNP@ICP was utilized as signal tag for the label of PSA. With a sandwich-type immunoassay format, the conjugated signal tag on the transducer increased with the increasing PSA concentration in the sample thus enhancing the signal of the electrochemical immunosensor due to the catalytic reduction toward H2O2 of the enveloped PtNP. Under optimal conditions, the current was proportional to the logarithm of PSA concentration ranging from 0.001 to 60 ng/mL. The detection limit (LOD) was 0.3 pg/mL at 3 sB. The immunosensor displayed an acceptable reproducibility, stability and selectivity. In addition, the methodology was evaluated with human serum specimens receiving good correlation with results from commercialized enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method. PMID:25173732

  20. One-dimensional optical lattices and impenetrable bosons

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    Cazalilla, M.A. |

    2003-05-01

    We study the limit of large on-site repulsion of the one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard model at low densities, and derive a strong-coupling effective Hamiltonian. By taking the lattice parameter to zero, the Hamiltonian becomes a continuum model of fermions with attractive interactions. The leading corrections to the internal energy of a hard-core-boson (Tonks) gas as well as the (finite temperature) pair correlations of a strongly interacting Bose gas are calculated. We explore the possibility of realizing, in an optical lattice, a Luttinger liquid with stronger density correlations than the Tonks gas. A quantum phase transition to a charge-density-wave Mott insulator is also discussed.

  1. Strongly-Refractive One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Prisms

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    Ting, David Z. (Inventor)

    2004-01-01

    One-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal prisms can separate a beam of polychromatic electromagnetic waves into constituent wavelength components and can utilize unconventional refraction properties for wavelength dispersion over significant portions of an entire photonic band rather than just near the band edges outside the photonic band gaps. Using a ID photonic crystal simplifies the design and fabrication process and allows the use of larger feature sizes. The prism geometry broadens the useful wavelength range, enables better optical transmission, and exhibits angular dependence on wavelength with reduced non-linearity. The properties of the 1 D photonic crystal prism can be tuned by varying design parameters such as incidence angle, exit surface angle, and layer widths. The ID photonic crystal prism can be fabricated in a planar process, and can be used as optical integrated circuit elements.

  2. Charge Order Fluctuations in one-dimensional silicides

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    Zeng, C.; Kent, Paul R; Kim, Tae Hwan; Li, An-Ping; Weitering, Harm H

    2008-06-15

    Metallic nanowires are of great interest as interconnects in future nanoelectronic circuits. They also represent important systems for understanding the complexity of electronic interactions and conductivity in one-dimension. We have fabricated exceptionally long and uniform YSi2 nanowires via self-assembly of yttrium atoms on Si(001). The thinnest wires represent one of the closest realizations of the isolated Peierls chain, exhibiting van-Hove type singularities in the one- dimensional density of states and charge order fluctuations below 150 K. The structure of the wire was determined though a detailed comparison of scanning tunneling microscopy data and first-principles calculations. Sporadic broadenings of the wires' cross section imply the existence of a novel metal-semiconductor junction whose electronic properties are governed by the finite- size- and temperature-scaling of the charge ordering correlation.

  3. Erosion by a one-dimensional random walk

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    Chisholm, Rebecca H.; Hughes, Barry D.; Landman, Kerry A.

    2014-08-01

    We consider a model introduced by Baker et al. [Phys. Rev. E 88, 042113 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.042113] of a single lattice random walker moving on a domain of allowed sites, surrounded by blocked sites. The walker enlarges the allowed domain by eroding the boundary at its random encounters with blocked boundary sites: attempts to step onto blocked sites succeed with a given probability and convert these sites to allowed sites. The model interpolates continuously between the Pólya random walker on the one-dimensional lattice and a "blind" walker who attempts freely, but always aborts, moves to blocked sites. We obtain some exact results about the walker's location and the rate of erosion.

  4. Efficient algorithm for approximating one-dimensional ground states

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    Aharonov, Dorit; Arad, Itai; Irani, Sandy

    2010-07-15

    The density-matrix renormalization-group method is very effective at finding ground states of one-dimensional (1D) quantum systems in practice, but it is a heuristic method, and there is no known proof for when it works. In this article we describe an efficient classical algorithm which provably finds a good approximation of the ground state of 1D systems under well-defined conditions. More precisely, our algorithm finds a matrix product state of bond dimension D whose energy approximates the minimal energy such states can achieve. The running time is exponential in D, and so the algorithm can be considered tractable even for D, which is logarithmic in the size of the chain. The result also implies trivially that the ground state of any local commuting Hamiltonian in 1D can be approximated efficiently; we improve this to an exact algorithm.

  5. Properties of surface modes in one dimensional plasma photonic crystals

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    Shukla, S.; Prasad, S. Singh, V.

    2015-02-15

    Properties of surface modes supported at the interface of air and a semi-infinite one dimensional plasma photonic crystal are analyzed. The surface mode equation is obtained by using transfer matrix method and applying continuity conditions of electric fields and its derivatives at the interface. It is observed that with increase in the width of cap layer, frequencies of surface modes are shifted towards lower frequency side, whereas increase in tangential component of wave-vector increases the mode frequency and total energy carried by the surface modes. With increase in plasma frequency, surface modes are found to shift towards higher frequency side. The group velocity along interface is found to control by cap layer thickness.

  6. One-dimensional photonic crystal fishbone hybrid nanocavity with nanoposts

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    Lu, Tsan-Wen; Lin, Pin-Tso; Lee, Po-Tsung

    2014-05-12

    We propose and investigate a one-dimensional photonic crystal (PhC) fishbone (FB) hybrid nanocavity lying on silver substrate with a horizontal air slot. With very few PhC periods, the confined transverse-magnetic, TM{sub 10} hybrid mode concentrated within the air slot shows high quality factor over effective mode volume ratio larger than 10{sup 5}λ{sup −3}. Most importantly, this FB hybrid nanocavity allows formation of low-index nanoposts within the air slot without significantly affecting the mode properties. These nanoposts guarantee the structural stabilities under different environmental perturbations. Furthermore, capabilities of our proposed design in serving as optical sensors and tweezers for bio-sized nanoparticles are also investigated.

  7. Experiment and simulation on one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals

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    Zhang, Lin; Ouyang, Ji-Ting

    2014-10-15

    The transmission characteristics of microwaves passing through one-dimensional plasma photonic crystals (PPCs) have been investigated by experiment and simulation. The PPCs were formed by a series of discharge tubes filled with argon at 5 Torr that the plasma density in tubes can be varied by adjusting the discharge current. The transmittance of X-band microwaves through the crystal structure was measured under different discharge currents and geometrical parameters. The finite-different time-domain method was employed to analyze the detailed properties of the microwaves propagation. The results show that there exist bandgaps when the plasma is turned on. The properties of bandgaps depend on the plasma density and the geometrical parameters of the PPCs structure. The PPCs can perform as dynamical band-stop filter to control the transmission of microwaves within a wide frequency range.

  8. Luttinger-liquid behavior of one-dimensional 3He

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    Astrakharchik, G. E.; Boronat, J.

    2014-12-01

    The ground-state properties of one-dimensional 3He are studied using quantum Monte Carlo methods. The equation of state is calculated in a wide range of physically relevant densities and is well interpolated by a power-series fit. The Luttinger liquid theory is found to describe the long-range properties of the correlation functions. The density dependence of the Luttinger parameter is explicitly found, and interestingly it shows a nonmonotonic behavior. Depending on the density, the static structure factor can be a smooth function of the momentum or might contain a peak of a finite or infinite height. Although no phase transitions are present in the system, we identify a number of physically different regimes, including an ideal Fermi gas, a "Bose gas." a "super-Tonks-Girardeau" regime, and a "quasicrystal." The obtained results are applicable to unpolarized, partially, or fully polarized 3He.

  9. Superconducting cosmic strings and one dimensional extended supersymmetric algebras

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    Oikonomou, V.K.

    2014-11-15

    In this article we study in detail the supersymmetric structures that underlie the system of fermionic zero modes around a superconducting cosmic string. Particularly, we extend the analysis existing in the literature on the one dimensional N=2 supersymmetry and we find multiple N=2, d=1 supersymmetries. In addition, compact perturbations of the Witten index of the system are performed and we find to which physical situations these perturbations correspond. More importantly, we demonstrate that there exists a much more rich supersymmetric structure underlying the system of fermions with N{sub f} flavors and these are N-extended supersymmetric structures with non-trivial topological charges, with “N” depending on the fermion flavors.

  10. Negative refraction characterization in one-dimensional photonic crystals

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    Doti, R.; Lugo, J. E.; Faubert, J.

    2012-10-01

    In this work we present two experiments as evidence of negative refraction in one dimensional photonics crystals (1D PC). Particularly the porous silicon (p-Si) multilayer structure is used as 1D PC since this structure presents periodic dielectric components with specific refraction indexes and under certain conditions it can abnormally refract the light. In the first experiment we show the negative refraction for two different wavelengths, one in the visible, and the other in the infrared regions of the spectrum. In this experiment we use a fixed incidence angle for a conditioned white light beam and we look for the emerging negative refracted beam. In the second experiment we characterize de negative refraction observed for the same material by varying the incidence angle in a wide range. The obtained results are compared with a theoretic prediction according a model proposed by the authors [1]. We present a brief description of the material production and its properties, as well.

  11. Negative refraction in one-dimensional photonic crystals

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    Lugo, J. E.; Doti, Rafael; Faubert, J.

    2012-10-01

    Photonic crystals are artificial structures that have periodic dielectric components with different refractive indices. Under certain conditions, they abnormally refract the light, a phenomenon called negative refraction. Here, we discuss recent theoretical and simulation results that showed that negative refraction could be present near the low frequency edge of at least the second, fourth and sixth bandgaps of a lossless one-dimensional photonic crystals (1DPC) structure. That is, negative refraction is a multiband phenomenon. We also discuss the negative refraction correctness condition that gives the angular region where negative refraction occurs. We compare two current negative refraction theoretical models with recent experimental results. In order to succeed, an output refraction correction is utilized. The correction uses Snell's law and an effective refractive index based on two effective dielectric constants. We found good agreement between experiment and both theoretical models in the negative refraction zone.

  12. Exact semiclassical expansions for one-dimensional quantum oscillators

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    Delabaere, E.; Dillinger, H.; Pham, F.

    1997-12-01

    A set of rules is given for dealing with WKB expansions in the one-dimensional analytic case, whereby such expansions are not considered as approximations but as exact encodings of wave functions, thus allowing for analytic continuation with respect to whichever parameters the potential function depends on, with an exact control of small exponential effects. These rules, which include also the case when there are double turning points, are illustrated on various examples, and applied to the study of bound state or resonance spectra. In the case of simple oscillators, it is thus shown that the Rayleigh{endash}Schr{umlt o}dinger series is Borel resummable, yielding the exact energy levels. In the case of the symmetrical anharmonic oscillator, one gets a simple and rigorous justification of the Zinn-Justin quantization condition, and of its solution in terms of {open_quotes}multi-instanton expansions.{close_quotes} {copyright} {ital 1997 American Institute of Physics.}

  13. Anyon Hubbard Model in One-Dimensional Optical Lattices

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    Greschner, Sebastian; Santos, Luis

    2015-07-01

    Raman-assisted hopping may be used to realize the anyon Hubbard model in one-dimensional optical lattices. We propose a feasible scenario that significantly improves the proposal of T. Keilmann et al. [Nat. Commun. 2, 361 (2011)], allowing as well for an exact realization of the two-body hard-core constraint, and for controllable effective interactions without the need of Feshbach resonances. We show that the combination of anyonic statistics and two-body hard-core constraint leads to a rich ground-state physics, including Mott insulators with attractive interactions, pair superfluids, dimer phases, and multicritical points. Moreover, the anyonic statistics results in a novel two-component superfluid of holon and doublon dimers, characterized by a large but finite compressibility and a multipeaked momentum distribution, which may be easily revealed experimentally.

  14. One-dimensional simulations of reversed field pinch discharges

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    Martines, E.; Spagnolo, S.

    2008-12-15

    A simple one-dimensional time-dependent model for simulating the magnetic field profiles in a reversed field pinch (RFP) plasma is presented. The model, which is derived from basic MHD equations with the addition of a phenomenological dynamo electric field, is able, through the tuning of a few free parameters, to simulate the time evolution of RFP discharges in a large range of operating conditions, successfully reproducing quantities such as the average toroidal field, the loop voltage and the on-axis safety factor. The application to several experimental conditions obtained on the RFX-mod machine [P. Sonato et al., Fusion Eng. Des. 66, 161 (2003)], including oscillating poloidal current drive (OPCD) is shown and the simulation outcome is discussed.

  15. Majorana fermion exchange in strictly one-dimensional structures

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    Chiu, Ching-Kai; Vazifeh, M. M.; Franz, M.

    2015-04-01

    It is generally thought that the adiabatic exchange of two identical particles is impossible in one spatial dimension. Here we describe a simple protocol that permits the adiabatic exchange of two Majorana fermions in a one-dimensional topological superconductor wire. The exchange relies on the concept of Majorana shuttle whereby a ? domain wall in the superconducting order parameter which hosts a pair of ancillary majoranas delivers one zero mode across the wire while the other one tunnels in the opposite direction. The method requires some tuning of parameters and does not, therefore, enjoy full topological protection. The resulting exchange statistics, however, remain non-Abelian for a wide range of parameters that characterize the exchange.

  16. Topological phase transition in quasi-one dimensional organic conductors

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    Ye, Xiao-Shan; Liu, Yong-Jun; Zeng, Xiang-Hua; Wu, Guoqing

    2015-11-01

    We explore topological phase transition, which involves the energy spectra of field-induced spin-density-wave (FISDW) states in quasi-one dimensional (Q1D) organic conductors, using an extended Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) model. We show that, in presence of half magnetic-flux FISDW state, the system exhibits topologically nontrivial phases, which can be characterized by a nonzero Chern number. The nontrivial evolution of the bulk bands with chemical potential in a topological phase transition is discussed. We show that the system can have a similar phase diagram which is discussed in the Haldanes model. We suggest that the topological feature should be tested experimentally in this organic system. These studies enrich the theoretical research on topologically nontrivial phases in the Q1D lattice system as compared to the Haldane topological phase appearing in the two-dimensional lattices.

  17. Topological phase transition in quasi-one dimensional organic conductors.

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    Ye, Xiao-Shan; Liu, Yong-Jun; Zeng, Xiang-Hua; Wu, Guoqing

    2015-01-01

    We explore topological phase transition, which involves the energy spectra of field-induced spin-density-wave (FISDW) states in quasi-one dimensional (Q1D) organic conductors, using an extended Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) model. We show that, in presence of half magnetic-flux FISDW state, the system exhibits topologically nontrivial phases, which can be characterized by a nonzero Chern number. The nontrivial evolution of the bulk bands with chemical potential in a topological phase transition is discussed. We show that the system can have a similar phase diagram which is discussed in the Haldane's model. We suggest that the topological feature should be tested experimentally in this organic system. These studies enrich the theoretical research on topologically nontrivial phases in the Q1D lattice system as compared to the Haldane topological phase appearing in the two-dimensional lattices. PMID:26612317

  18. Mode engineering with a one-dimensional superconducting metamaterial

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    Taguchi, Masahiko; Basko, Denis M.; Hekking, Frank W. J.

    2015-07-01

    We propose a way to control the Josephson energy of a single Josephson junction embedded in a one-dimensional superconducting metamaterial: an inhomogeneous superconducting loop, made out of a superconducting nanowire or a chain of Josephson junctions. The Josephson energy is renormalized by the electromagnetic modes propagating along the loop. We study the behavior of the modes as well as of their frequency spectrum when the capacitance and the inductance along the loop are spatially modulated. We show that, depending on the amplitude of the modulation, the renormalized Josephson energy is either larger or smaller than the one found for a homogeneous loop. Using typical experimental parameters for Josephson junction chains and superconducting nanowires, we conclude that this mode engineering can be achieved with currently available metamaterials.

  19. Quasi one dimensional transport in individual electrospun composite nanofibers

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    Avnon, A. Datsyuk, V.; Trotsenko, S.; Wang, B.; Zhou, S.

    2014-01-15

    We present results of transport measurements of individual suspended electrospun nanofibers Poly(methyl methacrylate)-multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The nanofiber is comprised of highly aligned consecutive multiwalled carbon nanotubes. We have confirmed that at the range temperature from room temperature down to ∼60 K, the conductance behaves as power-law of temperature with an exponent of α ∼ 2.9−10.2. The current also behaves as power law of voltage with an exponent of β ∼ 2.3−8.6. The power-law behavior is a footprint for one dimensional transport. The possible models of this confined system are discussed. Using the model of Luttinger liquid states in series, we calculated the exponent for tunneling into the bulk of a single multiwalled carbon nanotube α{sub bulk} ∼ 0.06 which agrees with theoretical predictions.

  20. Novel superconducting phenomena in quasi-one-dimensional Bechgaard salts

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    Jerome, Denis; Yonezawa, Shingo

    2016-03-01

    It is the saturation of the transition temperature Tc in the range of 24 K for known materials in the late sixties that triggered the search for additional materials offering new coupling mechanisms leading in turn to higher Tc's. As a result of this stimulation, superconductivity in organic matter was discovered in tetramethyl-tetraselenafulvalene-hexafluorophosphate, (TMTSF)2PF6, in 1979, in the laboratory founded at Orsay by Professor Friedel and his colleagues in 1962. Although this conductor is a prototype example for low-dimensional physics, we mostly focus in this article on the superconducting phase of the ambient-pressure superconductor (TMTSF)2ClO4, which has been studied most intensively among the TMTSF salts. We shall present a series of experimental results supporting nodal d-wave symmetry for the superconducting gap in these prototypical quasi-one-dimensional conductors. xml:lang="fr"

  1. Magnons in one-dimensional k-component Fibonacci structures

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    Costa, C. H.; Vasconcelos, M. S.

    2014-05-07

    We have studied the magnon transmission through of one-dimensional magnonic k-component Fibonacci structures, where k different materials are arranged in accordance with the following substitution rule: S{sub n}{sup (k)}=S{sub n−1}{sup (k)}S{sub n−k}{sup (k)} (n≥k=0,1,2,…), where S{sub n}{sup (k)} is the nth stage of the sequence. The calculations were carried out in exchange dominated regime within the framework of the Heisenberg model and taking into account the RPA approximation. We have considered multilayers composed of simple cubic spin-S Heisenberg ferromagnets, and, by using the powerful transfer-matrix method, the spin wave transmission is obtained. It is demonstrated that the transmission coefficient has a rich and interesting magnonic pass- and stop-bands structures, which depends on the frequency of magnons and the k values.

  2. Quasi one dimensional transport in individual electrospun composite nanofibers

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    Avnon, A.; Wang, B.; Zhou, S.; Datsyuk, V.; Trotsenko, S.; Grabbert, N.; Ngo, H.-D.

    2014-01-01

    We present results of transport measurements of individual suspended electrospun nanofibers Poly(methyl methacrylate)-multiwalled carbon nanotubes. The nanofiber is comprised of highly aligned consecutive multiwalled carbon nanotubes. We have confirmed that at the range temperature from room temperature down to 60 K, the conductance behaves as power-law of temperature with an exponent of ? 2.9-10.2. The current also behaves as power law of voltage with an exponent of ? 2.3-8.6. The power-law behavior is a footprint for one dimensional transport. The possible models of this confined system are discussed. Using the model of Luttinger liquid states in series, we calculated the exponent for tunneling into the bulk of a single multiwalled carbon nanotube ?bulk 0.06 which agrees with theoretical predictions.

  3. Sonic black holes in a one-dimensional relativistic flow

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    Carbonaro, P.

    2015-09-01

    The analogy between sound propagation in a fluid background and light propagation in a curved spacetime, discovered by Unruh in 1981, does not work in general when considering the motion of a fluid which is confined in one spatial dimension being unable in (1+1) dimensions to introduce in a coherent manner an effective acoustic metric, barring some exceptional cases. In this paper a relativistic fluid is considered and the general condition for the existence of an acoustic metric in strictly one-dimensional systems is found. Attention is also paid to the physical meaning of the equations of state characterizing such systems and to the remarkable symmetry of structure taken by the basic equations. Finally the Hawking temperature is calculated in an artificial de Laval nozzle.

  4. High Rayleigh number convection in a one-dimensional model.

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    Bhattacharyya, S N

    2015-09-01

    A model for one-dimensional convection is proposed by adding a buoyancy term to the Burgers' equation and including an equation for the temperature perturbation. A linear stability analysis shows onset of instability at a critical Rayleigh number. Computation in the unstable region shows steady convection with only one convection cell. Computations up to 10^{5} times the critical Rayleigh number do not show transition to an oscillatory state or to turbulence. Using a large Rayleigh number approximation, closed form solutions for the spectrum and the scaling for the heat transport due to nonlinear convection are obtained up to two orders. These are shown to be in good agreement with numerical results at high Rayleigh number. PMID:26465555

  5. One-dimensional hybrid nanostructures for heterogeneous photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis.

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    Xiao, Fang-Xing; Miao, Jianwei; Tao, Hua Bing; Hung, Sung-Fu; Wang, Hsin-Yi; Yang, Hong Bin; Chen, Jiazang; Chen, Rong; Liu, Bin

    2015-05-13

    Semiconductor-based photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis have received considerable attention as alternative approaches for solar energy harvesting and storage. The photocatalytic or photoelectrocatalytic performance of a semiconductor is closely related to the design of the semiconductor at the nanoscale. Among various nanostructures, one-dimensional (1D) nanostructured photocatalysts and photoelectrodes have attracted increasing interest owing to their unique optical, structural, and electronic advantages. In this article, a comprehensive review of the current research efforts towards the development of 1D semiconductor nanomaterials for heterogeneous photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis is provided and, in particular, a discussion of how to overcome the challenges for achieving full potential of 1D nanostructures is presented. It is anticipated that this review will afford enriched information on the rational exploration of the structural and electronic properties of 1D semiconductor nanostructures for achieving more efficient 1D nanostructure-based photocatalysts and photoelectrodes for high-efficiency solar energy conversion. PMID:25641821

  6. One-Dimensional Time to Explosion (Thermal Sensitivity) of ANPZ

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    Hsu, P.; Hust, G.; McClelland, M.; Gresshoff, M.

    2014-11-12

    Incidents caused by fire and combat operations can heat energetic materials that may lead to thermal explosion and result in structural damage and casualty. Some explosives may thermally explode at fairly low temperatures (< 100 C) and the violence from thermal explosion may cause a significant damage. Thus it is important to understand the response of energetic materials to thermal insults. The One Dimensional Time to Explosion (ODTX) system at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been used for decades to measure times to explosion, threshold thermal explosion temperature, and determine kinetic parameters of energetic materials. Samples of different configurations (pressed part, powder, paste, and liquid) can be tested in the system. The ODTX testing can also provide useful data for assessing the thermal explosion violence of energetic materials. This report summarizes the recent ODTX experimental data and modeling results for 2,6-diamino-3,5-dintropyrazine (ANPZ).

  7. Unexpected photoluminescence properties from one-dimensional molecular chains

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    Yuan, Ye; Yao, Mingguang; Chen, Shuanglong; Liu, Shijie; Yang, Xigui; Zhang, Weiwei; Yao, Zhen; Liu, Ran; Liu, Bo; Liu, Bingbing

    2016-01-01

    Unlike bulk iodine, iodine molecular chains formed inside one dimensional (1D) nanochannels of AlPO4-5 (AFI) single crystals show unexpected PL behavior. Thanks to its unique 1D structure, the PL exhibits obvious polarization both in excitation and emission, by changing the angle between the c-axis of the channels and the polarization direction of the incident laser. As pressure increases, the PL intensity increases obviously due to the population increase of (I2)n chains upon compression. In contrast, the breaking of the (I2)n chain at high temperature leads to the decrease of PL intensity. Our theoretical calculation further points out that the PL may arise from the intrinsic band structure of (I2)n chains.

  8. Loschmidt echo in one-dimensional interacting Bose gases

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    Lelas, K.; Seva, T.; Buljan, H.

    2011-12-15

    We explore Loschmidt echo in two regimes of one-dimensional interacting Bose gases: the strongly interacting Tonks-Girardeau (TG) regime, and the weakly interacting mean-field regime. We find that the Loschmidt echo of a TG gas decays as a Gaussian when small (random and time independent) perturbations are added to the Hamiltonian. The exponent is proportional to the number of particles and the magnitude of a small perturbation squared. In the mean-field regime the Loschmidt echo shows richer behavior: it decays faster for larger nonlinearity, and the decay becomes more abrupt as the nonlinearity increases; it can be very sensitive to the particular realization of the noise potential, especially for relatively small nonlinearities.

  9. Properties of surface modes in one dimensional plasma photonic crystals

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    Shukla, S.; Prasad, S.; Singh, V.

    2015-02-01

    Properties of surface modes supported at the interface of air and a semi-infinite one dimensional plasma photonic crystal are analyzed. The surface mode equation is obtained by using transfer matrix method and applying continuity conditions of electric fields and its derivatives at the interface. It is observed that with increase in the width of cap layer, frequencies of surface modes are shifted towards lower frequency side, whereas increase in tangential component of wave-vector increases the mode frequency and total energy carried by the surface modes. With increase in plasma frequency, surface modes are found to shift towards higher frequency side. The group velocity along interface is found to control by cap layer thickness.

  10. One-dimensional photonic crystals as selective back reflectors

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    Gondek, Ewa; Karasiński, Paweł

    2013-06-01

    Using the sol-gel technology and dip-coating method involving the deposition of silica layers and titania layers, we have fabricated symmetrical structures with one-dimensional photonic crystals on both sides of glass substrates. For the structure with five bilayers (SiO2/TiO2) we have obtained the maximum reflectance of 0.967 for the wavelength λr=493 nm and full width at half maximum of the main reflectance peak of FWHM=185 nm. The fabricated structures have been analyzed theoretically with the application of the transfer matrix 2×2 method, allowing for complex refraction indexes for the component layers. The paper presents the applied theoretical model and the discussion involving the calculated and experimental results. Good agreement between the calculation and experimental results has been obtained. The elaborated photonic structures can be applied in solar light concentrators for photovoltaic systems.

  11. One-dimensional plasma photonic crystals with sinusoidal densities

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    Qi, L. Shang, L.; Zhang, S.

    2014-01-15

    Properties of electromagnetic waves with normal and oblique incidence have been studied for one-dimensional plasma layers with sinusoidal densities. Wave transmittance as a function of wave frequency exhibits photonic band gaps characteristic of photonic crystals. For periodic structures, increasing collision frequency is demonstrated to lead to greater absorption, increasing the modulation factor enlarges the gap width, and increasing incidence angle can change the gap locations of the two polarizations. If a defect layer is introduced by inserting a new plasma layer in the center, a defect mode may appear within the gap. Periodic number, collision frequency, and modulation factor can affect magnitude of the defect mode. The incidence angle enables the frequency to be tuned. Defect layer thickness affects both frequency and number of defect modes. These results may provide theoretical guidance in designing tunable narrow-band filters.

  12. Users manual for a one-dimensional Lagrangian transport model

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    Schoellhamer, D.H.; Jobson, H.E.

    1986-01-01

    A Users Manual for the Lagrangian Transport Model (LTM) is presented. The LTM uses Lagrangian calculations that are based on a reference frame moving with the river flow. The Lagrangian reference frame eliminates the need to numerically solve the convective term of the convection-diffusion equation and provides significant numerical advantages over the more commonly used Eulerian reference frame. When properly applied, the LTM can simulate riverine transport and decay processes within the accuracy required by most water quality studies. The LTM is applicable to steady or unsteady one-dimensional unidirectional flows in fixed channels with tributary and lateral inflows. Application of the LTM is relatively simple and optional capabilities improve the model 's convenience. Appendices give file formats and three example LTM applications that include the incorporation of the QUAL II water quality model 's reaction kinetics into the LTM. (Author 's abstract)

  13. One-dimensional modeling of piping flow erosion

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    Lachouette, Damien; Golay, Frdric; Bonelli, Stphane

    2008-09-01

    A process called "piping", which often occurs in water-retaining structures (earth-dams, dykes, levees), involving the formation and progression of a continuous tunnel between the upstream and downstream sides, is one of the main cause of structure failure. Starting with the diphasic flow volume equations and the jump equations including the erosion processes, a simplified one-dimensional model for two-phase piping flow erosion was developed. The numerical simulation based on constant input and output pressures showed that the particle concentration can be a significant factor at the very beginning of the process, resulting in the enlargement of the hole at the exit. However, it was concluded that this influence is a secondary factor: the dilute flow assumption, which considerably simplifies the description, is relevant here. To cite this article: D. Lachouette et al., C. R. Mecanique 336 (2008).

  14. Lattice Wave Transmission Through One-Dimensional Defected Chain

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    Liu, Hong

    By using Green's functional method, we investigated the influence of different strength constants at defected bonds and the junction's size on the transmission properties of the lattice wave in a one-dimensional chain. The heat currents of several defected chains are also calculated. The results show that correlation transmission between two defected bonds in a chain different from electron behaviors. Furthermore, for a large-size junction embedded in a chain, the transmission of high frequency phonons will disappear while having smaller strength constant in the junction than in two semi-infinity chains. On the other hand, for larger strength constant than in two semi-infinite chains, all phonons can transport through the junction with a certain transmission value, although the number of transmission peaks decreases. Finally, the lower frequency lattice waves have better transmission through a junction with a series of strength constants according to the Fibonacci sequence.

  15. Absorbing/emitting phonons with one dimensional MOSFETs

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    Bosisio, Riccardo; Gorini, Cosimo; Fleury, Geneviève; Pichard, Jean-Louis

    2015-11-01

    We consider nanowires in the field effect transistor device configuration. Modeling each nanowire as a one dimensional lattice with random site potentials, we study the heat exchanges between the nanowire electrons and the substrate phonons, when electron transport is due to phonon-assisted hops between localized states. Shifting the nanowire conduction band with a metallic gate induces different behaviors. When the Fermi potential is located near the band center, a bias voltage gives rise to small local heat exchanges which fluctuate randomly along the nanowire. When it is located near one of the band edges, the bias voltage yields heat currents which flow mainly from the substrate towards the nanowire near one boundary of the nanowire, and in the opposite direction near the other boundary. This opens interesting perspectives for heat management at submicron scales: arrays of parallel gated nanowires could be used for a field control of phonon emission/absorption.

  16. Topological phase transition in quasi-one dimensional organic conductors

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    Ye, Xiao-Shan; Liu, Yong-Jun; Zeng, Xiang-Hua; Wu, Guoqing

    2015-01-01

    We explore topological phase transition, which involves the energy spectra of field-induced spin-density-wave (FISDW) states in quasi-one dimensional (Q1D) organic conductors, using an extended Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) model. We show that, in presence of half magnetic-flux FISDW state, the system exhibits topologically nontrivial phases, which can be characterized by a nonzero Chern number. The nontrivial evolution of the bulk bands with chemical potential in a topological phase transition is discussed. We show that the system can have a similar phase diagram which is discussed in the Haldane’s model. We suggest that the topological feature should be tested experimentally in this organic system. These studies enrich the theoretical research on topologically nontrivial phases in the Q1D lattice system as compared to the Haldane topological phase appearing in the two-dimensional lattices. PMID:26612317

  17. Switching synchronization in one-dimensional memristive networks

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    Slipko, Valeriy A.; Shumovskyi, Mykola; Pershin, Yuriy V.

    2015-11-01

    We report on a switching synchronization phenomenon in one-dimensional memristive networks, which occurs when several memristive systems with different switching constants are switched from the high- to low-resistance state. Our numerical simulations show that such a collective behavior is especially pronounced when the applied voltage slightly exceeds the combined threshold voltage of memristive systems. Moreover, a finite increase in the network switching time is found compared to the average switching time of individual systems. An analytical model is presented to explain our observations. Using this model, we have derived asymptotic expressions for memory resistances at short and long times, which are in excellent agreement with results of our numerical simulations.

  18. Microwave properties of nonlinear one-dimensional quasiperiodic photonic crystals

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    Trabelsi, Y.; Kanzari, M.

    2012-06-01

    The nonlinear properties of quasi-periodic photonic crystals based on the Thue-Morse and Fibonacci sequence are investigated. We address the transmission properties of waves through one dimensional symmetric Fibonacci, and Thue-Morse system i.e., a quasiperiodic structure made up of two different dielectric materials (Rogers and air), in quarter wavelength condition, presenting in the one directions. The microwave spectra are calculated by using transfer matrix method in normal incidence geometry. In our results we present the self-similar features of the spectra and we also present the microwave properties through a return map of the transmission coefficients. We extract powerfully the band gaps of quasi-periodic multilayered structures, called `pseudo band gaps' often contain resonant states, which can be considered as a manifestation of numerous defects distributed along the structure. Taken together, the above two properties provide favorable conditions for the design of an all-microwave reflector.

  19. Stepwise nanopore evolution in one-dimensional nanostructures.

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    Choi, Jang Wook; McDonough, James; Jeong, Sangmoo; Yoo, Jee Soo; Chan, Candace K; Cui, Yi

    2010-04-14

    We report that established simple lithium (Li) ion battery cycles can be used to produce nanopores inside various useful one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures such as zinc oxide, silicon, and silver nanowires. Moreover, porosities of these 1D nanomaterials can be controlled in a stepwise manner by the number of Li-battery cycles. Subsequent pore characterization at the end of each cycle allows us to obtain detailed snapshots of the distinct pore evolution properties in each material due to their different atomic diffusion rates and types of chemical bonds. Also, this stepwise characterization led us to the first observation of pore size increases during cycling, which can be interpreted as a similar phenomenon to Ostwald ripening in analogous nanoparticle cases. Finally, we take advantage of the unique combination of nanoporosity and 1D materials and demonstrate nanoporous silicon nanowires (poSiNWs) as excellent supercapacitor (SC) electrodes in high power operations compared to existing devices with activated carbon. PMID:20334444

  20. Practical variational tomography for critical one-dimensional systems

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    Lee, Jong Yeon; Landon-Cardinal, Olivier

    2015-06-01

    We improve upon a recently introduced efficient quantum state reconstruction procedure targeted to states well approximated by the multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA), e.g., ground states of critical models. We show how to numerically select a subset of experimentally accessible measurements which maximize information extraction about renormalized particles, thus dramatically reducing the required number of physical measurements. We numerically estimate the number of measurements required to characterize the ground state of the critical one-dimensional Ising (resp. XX) model and find that MERA tomography on 16-qubit (resp. 24-qubit) systems requires the same experimental effort as brute-force tomography on 8 qubits. We derive a bound computable from experimental data which certifies the distance between the experimental and reconstructed states.

  1. Entanglement in the one-dimensional Kondo necklace model

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    Saguia, A.; Sarandy, M.S.

    2003-01-01

    We discuss the thermal and magnetic entanglement in the one-dimensional Kondo necklace model. First, we show how the entanglement naturally present at zero temperature is distributed among pairs of spins according to the strength of the two couplings of the chain, namely, the Kondo exchange interaction and the hopping energy. The effect of temperature and the presence of an external magnetic field are then investigated. We also discuss the adjustment of these variables in order to control the entanglement available in the system. In particular, it is indicated that there exists a critical magnetic field above which the entanglement undergoes a sharp variation, leading the ground state to a completely unentangled phase.

  2. Kondo Polarons in a One-Dimensional Fermi Gas

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    Lamacraft, Austen

    2008-11-28

    We consider the motion of a spin-1/2 impurity in a one-dimensional gas of spin-1/2 fermions. For antiferromagnetic interaction between the impurity and the fermions, the low temperature behavior of the system is governed by the two-channel Kondo effect, leading to the impurity becoming completely opaque to the spin excitations of the gas. As well as the known spectral signatures of the two-channel Kondo effect, we find that the low temperature mobility of the resulting 'Kondo polaron' takes the universal form {mu}{yields}3({Dirac_h}/2{pi})v{sub F}{sup 2}/2{pi}k{sub B}{sup 2}T{sup 2}, in sharp contrast to the spinless case where {mu}{proportional_to}T{sup -4}.

  3. Anomalous optical Anderson localization in mixed one dimensional photonic quasicrystals.

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    Liu, Cunding; Kong, Mingdong; Li, Bincheng

    2015-09-21

    Anomalous optical Anderson localization (AOAL) in mixed one-dimensional (1D) photonic quasicrystals with matching impedance is obtained when the average refractive index of left- and right-handed layers is approximately zero. The transport properties of ordinary and anomalous localization are investigated and compared. The difficulties in expressing analytically the scaling factors of the mixed photonic quasicrystals are illustrated from Hamiltonian-map analysis. An approach based on transfer matrix method is proposed to simulate the localization behavior. From the simulation, it is found that the narrow distribution of the phase shift is responsible for AOAL in the mixed photonic structures. The scaling factors of AOAL decrease with the broadening of the phase shift distribution. The maximum phase shifts of the mixed photonic structures determine the lower boundary of the anomalous localization. PMID:26406759

  4. Anyon Hubbard Model in One-Dimensional Optical Lattices.

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    Greschner, Sebastian; Santos, Luis

    2015-07-31

    Raman-assisted hopping may be used to realize the anyon Hubbard model in one-dimensional optical lattices. We propose a feasible scenario that significantly improves the proposal of T. Keilmann etal. [Nat. Commun. 2, 361 (2011)], allowing as well for an exact realization of the two-body hard-core constraint, and for controllable effective interactions without the need of Feshbach resonances. We show that the combination of anyonic statistics and two-body hard-core constraint leads to a rich ground-state physics, including Mott insulators with attractive interactions, pair superfluids, dimer phases, and multicritical points. Moreover, the anyonic statistics results in a novel two-component superfluid of holon and doublon dimers, characterized by a large but finite compressibility and a multipeaked momentum distribution, which may be easily revealed experimentally. PMID:26274417

  5. Magnetic properties of manganese based one-dimensional spin chains.

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    Asha, K S; Ranjith, K M; Yogi, Arvind; Nath, R; Mandal, Sukhendu

    2015-12-14

    We have correlated the structure-property relationship of three manganese-based inorganic-organic hybrid structures. Compound 1, [Mn2(OH-BDC)2(DMF)3] (where BDC = 1,4-benzene dicarboxylic acid and DMF = N,N'-dimethylformamide), contains Mn2O11 dimers as secondary building units (SBUs), which are connected by carboxylate anions forming Mn-O-C-O-Mn chains. Compound 2, [Mn2(BDC)2(DMF)2], contains Mn4O20 clusters as SBUs, which also form Mn-O-C-O-Mn chains. In compound 3, [Mn3(BDC)3(DEF)2] (where DEF = N,N'-diethylformamide), the distorted MnO6 octahedra are linked to form a one-dimensional chain with Mn-O-Mn connectivity. The magnetic properties were investigated by means of magnetization and heat capacity measurements. The temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility of all the three compounds could be nicely fitted using a one-dimensional S = 5/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain model and the value of intra-chain exchange coupling (J/k(B)) between Mn(2+) ions was estimated to be ∼1.1 K, ∼0.7 K, and ∼0.46 K for compounds 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Compound 1 does not undergo any magnetic long-range-order down to 2 K while compounds 2 and 3 undergo long-range magnetic order at T(N) ≈ 4.2 K and ≈4.3 K, respectively, which are of spin-glass type. From the values of J/k(B) and T(N) the inter-chain coupling (J(⊥)/k(B)) was calculated to be about 0.1J/k(B) for both compounds 2 and 3, respectively. PMID:26455515

  6. A One-Dimensional Synthetic-Aperture Microwave Radiometer

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    Doiron, Terence; Piepmeier, Jeffrey

    2010-01-01

    A proposed one-dimensional synthetic- aperture microwave radiometer could serve as an alternative to either the two-dimensional synthetic-aperture radiometer described in the immediately preceding article or to a prior one-dimensional one, denoted the Electrically Scanned Thinned Array Radiometer (ESTAR), mentioned in that article. The proposed radiometer would operate in a pushbroom imaging mode, utilizing (1) interferometric cross-track scanning to obtain cross-track resolution and (2) the focusing property of a reflector for along-track resolution. The most novel aspect of the proposed system would be the antenna (see figure), which would include a cylindrical reflector of offset parabolic cross section. The reflector could be made of a lightweight, flexible material amenable to stowage and deployment. Other than a stowage/deployment mechanism, the antenna would not include moving parts, and cross-track scanning would not entail mechanical rotation of the antenna. During operation, the focal line, parallel to the cylindrical axis, would be oriented in the cross-track direction, so that placement of receiving/radiating elements at the focal line would afford the desired along-track resolution. The elements would be microwave feed horns sparsely arrayed along the focal line. The feed horns would be oriented with their short and long cross-sectional dimensions parallel and perpendicular, respectively, to the cylindrical axis to obtain fan-shaped beams having their broad and narrow cross-sectional dimensions parallel and perpendicular, respectively, to the cylindrical axis. The interference among the beams would be controlled in the same manner as in the ESTAR to obtain along-cylindrical- axis (cross-track) resolution and cross-track scanning.

  7. N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid-based lanthanide coordination polymers: Synthesis, magnetism and quantum Monte Carlo studies

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    Zhuang Guilin; Chen Wulin; Zheng Jun; Yu Huiyou; Wang Jianguo

    2012-08-15

    A series of lanthanide coordination polymers have been obtained through the hydrothermal reaction of N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid (H{sub 3}SIDA) and Ln(NO{sub 3}){sub 3} (Ln=La, 1; Pr, 2; Nd, 3; Gd, 4). Crystal structure analysis exhibits that lanthanide ions affect the coordination number, bond length and dimension of compounds 1-4, which reveal that their structure diversity can be attributed to the effect of lanthanide contraction. Furthermore, the combination of magnetic measure with quantum Monte Carlo(QMC) studies exhibits that the coupling parameters between two adjacent Gd{sup 3+} ions for anti-anti and syn-anti carboxylate bridges are -1.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} and -5.0 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -3} cm{sup -1}, respectively, which reveals weak antiferromagnetic interaction in 4. - Graphical abstract: Four lanthanide coordination polymers with N-(sulfoethyl) iminodiacetic acid were obtained under hydrothermal condition and reveal the weak antiferromagnetic coupling between two Gd{sup 3+} ions by Quantum Monte Carlo studies. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Four lanthanide coordination polymers of H{sub 3}SIDA ligand were obtained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Lanthanide ions play an important role in their structural diversity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic measure exhibits that compound 4 features antiferromagnetic property. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Quantum Monte Carlo studies reveal the coupling parameters of two Gd{sup 3+} ions.

  8. Self-assembled nanoscale coordination polymers with trigger release properties for effective anticancer therapy

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    Liu, Demin; Poon, Christopher; Lu, Kuangda; He, Chunbai; Lin, Wenbin

    2014-06-01

    Nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs) are self-assembled from metal ions and organic bridging ligands, and can overcome many drawbacks of existing drug delivery systems by virtue of tunable compositions, sizes and shapes, high drug loadings, ease of surface modification and intrinsic biodegradability. Here we report the self-assembly of zinc bisphosphonate NCPs that carry 48±3 wt% cisplatin prodrug and 45±5 wt% oxaliplatin prodrug. In vivo pharmacokinetic studies in mice show minimal uptake of pegylated NCPs by the mononuclear phagocyte system and excellent blood circulation half-lives of 16.4±2.9 and 12.0±3.9 h for the NCPs carrying cisplatin and oxaliplatin, respectively. In all tumour xenograft models evaluated, including CT26 colon cancer, H460 lung cancer and AsPC-1 pancreatic cancer, pegylated NCPs show superior potency and efficacy compared with free drugs. As the first example of using NCPs as nanotherapeutics with enhanced antitumour activities, this study establishes NCPs as a promising drug delivery platform for cancer therapy.

  9. Dependence of adsorption-induced structural transition on framework structure of porous coordination polymers

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    Numaguchi, Ryohei; Tanaka, Hideki; Watanabe, Satoshi; Miyahara, Minoru T.

    2014-01-01

    Porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with soft frameworks show a gate phenomenon consisting of an abrupt structural transition induced by adsorption of guest molecules. To understand the dependence of the gating behavior on the host framework structure, we conduct grand canonical Monte Carlo simulations and a free-energy analysis of a simplified model of a stacked-layer PCP. The interlayer width of the rigid layers composing the simplified model can be changed by guest adsorption and by varying the initial interlayer width h0, which is controlled by the length of pillars between the layers. We introduce three types of gating behavior, one-step gating, filling and gating, and double gating, which depend on three parameters: the initial interlayer width h0; the interaction parameter ɛss, which determines the host-guest framework interaction as well as the inter-framework interaction; and the elastic modulus of the framework, which depends on the stiffness of the pillars. We show that the one-step gating and the filling and gating behaviors depend strongly on h0 rather than on ɛss, and thus a transformation from filling and gating to double gating can be achieved by reducing the stiffness of the host framework. This study should be a guideline for controlling the gating pressure of PCPs by modifying their chemical components.

  10. Spectroscopic properties and the catalytic activity of new organo-lead supramolecular coordination polymer containing quinoxaline

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    Etaiw, Safaa El-din H.; Abdou, Safaa N.

    2015-01-01

    The 3D-supramolecular coordination polymer (SCP) 3?[ Cu2(CN)3(Me3Pb)(qox)], 1, as the first example of the CuCN SCP containing the (Me3Pb) fragment, was explored to investigate its catalytic and photo-catalytic activities. The structure of 1 contains two chemically identical but crystallographically different [Cu2(CN)3?Me3Pb?qox]2 units with four Cu(I) sites assuming distorted TP-3 geometry. Two non-linear chains of equal abundance are formed producing corrugated parallel chains which are connected laterally by quinoxaline creating 2D-layers which are arranged parallel in an (AB⋯AB⋯AB)n fashion forming 3D-network. IR, mass, electronic absorption and fluorescence spectra are also investigated. The SCP 1 is diamagnetic and exhibits good catalytic and photo-catalytic activities for the degradation of methylene blue (MB). The reaction is first order with respect to MB dye. The irradiation of the reaction with UV-light enhanced the rate of MB mineralization. The efficiency of recycled the 1 and the mechanism of degradation of MB dye were investigated.

  11. Porous coordination polymers with ubiquitous and biocompatible metals and a neutral bridging ligand

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    Noro, Shin-ichiro; Mizutani, Junya; Hijikata, Yuh; Matsuda, Ryotaro; Sato, Hiroshi; Kitagawa, Susumu; Sugimoto, Kunihisa; Inubushi, Yasutaka; Kubo, Kazuya; Nakamura, Takayoshi

    2015-01-01

    The design of inexpensive and less toxic porous coordination polymers (PCPs) that show selective adsorption or high adsorption capacity is a critical issue in research on applicable porous materials. Although use of Group II magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions as building blocks could provide cheaper materials and lead to enhanced biocompatibility, examples of magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs are extremely limited compared with commonly used transition metal ones, because neutral bridging ligands have not been available for magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions. Here we report a rationally designed neutral and charge-polarized bridging ligand as a new partner for magnesium(II) and calcium(II) ions. The three-dimensional magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs synthesized using such a neutral ligand are stable and show selective adsorption and separation of carbon dioxide over methane at ambient temperature. This synthetic approach allows the structural diversification of Group II magnesium(II) and calcium(II) PCPs. PMID:25592677

  12. Dual-Emission Luminescence of Magnesium Coordination Polymers Based on Mixed Organic Ligands.

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    Wu, Zhao-Feng; Tan, Bin; Deng, Zhong-Hua; Xie, Zai-Lai; Fu, Jing-Jing; Shen, Nan-Nan; Huang, Xiao-Ying

    2016-01-01

    Presented herein are two luminescent magnesium coordination polymers (Mg-CPs), namely [Mg2 (H2 O)2 (2-NDC)4 (1,10-phen)2 ] (1) and [Mg2 (H2 O)(1,4-NDC)2 (1,10-phen)] (2), in which 2-NDCH=2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid, 1,4-NDCH2 =1,4-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid, and 1,10-phen=1,10-phenanthroline. Based on the mixed ligands, the title compounds exhibit linker-based photoluminescence (PL) properties thanks to the unique configuration of the Mg(2+) ions. The two compounds show interesting dual emission on excitation of the different luminophores of the mixed linkers. In particular, the emissions of compound 2 could be tuned from green to yellow simply by varying the excitation energies. Furthermore, 2 could be excited by using a commercial ?=450?nm blue LED chip to generate white-light emission, which allows the fabrication of a white-light-emitting diode (WLED) with 20?lm?W(-1) luminous efficacy. This work may provide a new method for designing tunable PL CPs by using the low-cost and abundant magnesium ion. PMID:26661529

  13. Filling pore space in a microporous coordination polymer to improve methane storage performance.

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    Tran, Ly D; Feldblyum, Jeremy I; Wong-Foy, Antek G; Matzger, Adam J

    2015-02-24

    A strategy that allows the tuning of pore size in microporous coordination polymers (MCPs) through modification of their organic linkers is presented. When large substituents are introduced onto the linker, these pendent groups partially occupy the pores, thus reducing pore size while serving as additional adsorption sites for gases. The approach takes advantage of the fact that, for methane storage materials, small pores (0.4-0.8 nm in diameter) are more desirable than large pores since small pores promote optimal volumetric capacity. This method was demonstrated with IRMOF-8, a MCP constructed from Zn4O metal clusters and 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate (NDC) linkers. The NDC was functionalized through the addition of substituents including tert-butylethynyl or phenylethynyl groups. High pressure methane uptake demonstrates that the IRMOF-8 derivatives have significantly better performance than the unfunctionalized material in terms of both excess volumetric uptake and deliverable capacity. Moreover, IRMOF-8 derivatives also give rise to stronger interactions with methane molecules as shown by higher heat of adsorption values. PMID:25621891

  14. Solvent-dependent zinc(II) coordination polymers with mixed ligands: selective sorption and fluorescence sensing.

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    Hua, Ji-Ai; Zhao, Yue; Kang, Yan-Shang; Lu, Yi; Sun, Wei-Yin

    2015-07-01

    Starting from the same metal salts and mixed organic ligands of 1,3,5-tris(1-imidazolyl)benzene (tib) and 2-bromo-1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2BDC-Br), two novel zinc(II) coordination polymers [Zn2(tib)2(BDC-Br)]22SO417H2O (1) and [Zn4(tib)2(BDC-Br)3(H2O)4SO4]7.5H2O2.5DMF (2) (DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide) were obtained by using different solvent systems of DMF/H2O and DMF/EtOH/H2O, respectively. 1 is an unusual (3,4)-connected 3D net with a Point symbol of {4810(4)}{4810}, while 2 is a complicated 1D chain, which is further connected to form a 3D supramolecular architecture by hydrogen bonding interactions. In particular, 1 and 2 exhibit selective adsorption of CO2 over N2 and show good selectivity for detection of acetone via fluorescence quenching. PMID:26032187

  15. Porous coordination polymers as novel sorption materials for heat transformation processes.

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    Janiak, Christoph; Henninger, Stefan K

    2013-01-01

    Porous coordination polymers (PCPs)/metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are inorganic-organic hybrid materials with a permanent three-dimensional porous metal-ligand network. PCPs or MOFs are inorganic-organic analogs of zeolites in terms of porosity and reversible guest exchange properties. Microporous water-stable PCPs with high water uptake capacity are gaining attention for low temperature heat transformation applications in thermally driven adsorption chillers (TDCs) or adsorption heat pumps (AHPs). TDCs or AHPs are an alternative to traditional air conditioners or heat pumps operating on electricity or fossil fuels. By using solar or waste heat as the operating energy TDCs or AHPs can significantly help to minimize primary energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions generated by industrial or domestic heating and cooling processes. TDCs and AHPs are based on the evaporation and consecutive adsorption of coolant liquids, preferably water, under specific conditions. The process is driven and controlled by the microporosity and hydrophilicity of the employed sorption material. Here we summarize the current investigations, developments and possibilities of PCPs/MOFs for use in low-temperature heat transformation applications as alternative materials for the traditional inorganic porous substances like silica gel, aluminophosphates or zeolites. PMID:23945102

  16. Structural assemblies of four Cd(II) coordination polymers based on 5-methylisophthalic acid

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    Ji, Jian-Wei; Wang, Xiao-Fang; Li, Bi-Ye; Han, Zheng-Bo

    2012-03-01

    Four new metal-organic coordination polymers, Cd(mip)(DMF)(1), Cd(mip)(EtOH)(2), Cd2(mip)2(H2O)53H2O (3), Cd(mip)(bpp)(H2O)H2O (4) (H2mip = 5-methylisophthalic acid, bpp = 1,3-di(4-pyridyl)propane) have been hydro(solvo)thermally synthesized and characterized by IR, thermogravimetric (TG) analysis, powder X-ray diffraction and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. 1 and 2 are isostructural, and two adjacent Cd centers are bridged by four carboxylate groups in ?2-carboxylato-?1O.:?1O' and ?2?; ?2O,O' fashion to form a linear (Cd-O-Cd)n chain. The adjacent (Cd-O-Cd)n chains are further connected by mip bridges to form a 3D framework. 3 features two types of chiral layers: One left-handed and another right-handed, which lead to racemic solid-state compound. 4 exhibits a two-dimensional wave-like (2D) (4,4) layer structure with infinite 1D linear chain. In addition, the luminescent properties of 1-4 are also discussed.

  17. Self-assembled nanoscale coordination polymers with trigger release properties for effective anticancer therapy

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    Liu, Demin; Poon, Christopher; Lu, Kuangda; He, Chunbai; Lin, Wenbin

    2014-01-01

    Nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs) are self-assembled from metal ions and organic bridging ligands, and can overcome many drawbacks of existing drug delivery systems by virtue of tunable compositions, sizes, and shapes; high drug loadings; ease of surface modification; and intrinsic biodegradability. Here we report the self-assembly of zinc bisphosphonate NCPs that carry 48±3 wt% cisplatin prodrug and 45±5 wt% oxaliplatin prodrug. In vivo pharmacokinetic studies in mice show minimal uptake of pegylated NCPs by the mononuclear phagocyte system and excellent blood circulation half-lives of 16.4±2.9 and 12.0±3.9 h for the NCPs carrying cisplatin and oxaliplatin, respectively. In all tumor xenograft models evaluated, including CT26 colon cancer, H460 lung cancer, and AsPC-1 pancreatic cancer, pegylated NCPs show superior potency and efficacy compared to free drugs. As the first example of using NCPs as nanotherapeutics with enhanced antitumor activities, this study establishes NCPs as a promising drug delivery platform for cancer therapy. PMID:24964370

  18. Effect of humidity on the performance of microporous coordination polymers as adsorbents for CO2 capture.

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    Kizzie, Austin C; Wong-Foy, Antek G; Matzger, Adam J

    2011-05-17

    The CO(2)-capture performance of microporous coordination polymers of the M/DOBDC series (where M = Zn, Ni, Co, and Mg; DOBDC = 2,5-dioxidobenzene-1,4-dicarboxylate) was evaluated under flow-through conditions with dry surrogate flue gas (5/1 N(2)/CO(2)). The CO(2) capacities were found to track with static CO(2) sorption capacities at room temperature, with Mg/DOBDC demonstrating an exceptional capacity for CO(2) (23.6 wt %). The effect of humidity on the performance of Mg/DOBDC was investigated by collecting N(2)/CO(2)/H(2)O breakthrough curves at relative humidities (RHs) in the feed of 9, 36, and 70%. After exposure at 70% RH and subsequent thermal regeneration, only about 16% of the initial CO(2) capacity of Mg/DOBDC was recovered. However, in the case of Ni/DOBDC and Co/DOBDC, approximately 60 and 85%, respectively, of the initial capacities were recovered after the same treatment. These data indicate that although Mg/DOBDC has the highest capacity for CO(2), under the conditions used in this study, Co/DOBDC may be a more desirable material for deployment in CO(2) capture systems because of the added costs associated with flue gas dehumidification. PMID:21488612

  19. Two novel metal-organic coordination polymers based on diphosphonate and oxalate: Synthesis, structures and properties

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    Niu, Qing-Jun; Zheng, Yue-Qing; Zhou, Lin-Xia; Zhu, Hong-Lin

    2015-07-01

    Two 2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonato and oxalic acid bridged coordination polymers (H2en)[Co3(H2zdn)2(ox)(H2O)2] (1) and Cd2(H2zdn)(ox)0.5(H2O) (2) (2-(1-imidazole)-1-hydroxyl-1,1'-ethylidenediphosphonic acid=H5zdn; oxalic acid=H2ox) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by the infrared (IR), thermogravimetric analyses (TGA), elemental analyses (EA) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Compound 1 is bridged by phosphonate anions to 1D chain, and further linked by oxalate anions to 2D layer. Compound 2 is bridged by O-P-O units of H5zdn to the layer, and then pillared by oxalate anions to generate 3D frameworks. Compound 1 shows anti-ferromagnetic behaviors analyzed with the temperature-dependent zero-field ac magnetic susceptibilities, while compound 2 exhibits an influence on the luminescent property.

  20. Two coordination polymers of manganese(II) isophthalate and their preparation, structures, and magnetic properties

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    Chen Jinxi; Wang Jingjing; Ohba, Masaaki

    2012-01-15

    Two manganese coordination polymers, [Mn{sub 2}(ip){sub 2}(dmf)]{center_dot}dmf (1) and [Mn{sub 4}(ip){sub 4}(dmf){sub 6}]{center_dot}2dmf (2) (ip=isophthalate; dmf=N,N-dimethylformamide), have been synthesized and characterized. X-ray crystal structural data reveal that compound 1 crystallizes in triclinic space group P-1, a=9.716(3) A, b=12.193(3) A, c=12.576(3) A, {alpha}=62.19(2) Degree-Sign , {beta}=66.423(17) Degree-Sign , {gamma}=72.72(2) Degree-Sign , Z=2, while compound 2 crystallizes in monoclinic space group Cc, a=19.80(3) A, b=20.20(2) A, c=18.01(3) A, {beta}=108.40(4) Degree-Sign , Z=4. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibilities of compounds 1 and 2 exhibit overall weak antiferromagnetic coupling between the adjacent Mn(II) ions. - Graphical abstract: Three-dimensional porous and two-dimensional layered manganese isophthalates have been prepared. Magnetic susceptibility measurements exhibit overall weak antiferromagnetic interactions between the Mn(II) ions in both compounds. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Two manganese isophthalates have been prepared. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Compound 1 adopts a three-dimensional porous structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Compound 2 adopts a two-dimensional layered structure. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Magnetic properties of both compounds are investigated.

  1. Heterometallic Fe(III) /K Coordination Polymer with a Wide Thermal Hysteretic Spin Transition at Room Temperature.

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    Kang, Soonchul; Shiota, Yoshihito; Kariyazaki, Akira; Kanegawa, Shinji; Yoshizawa, Kazunari; Sato, Osamu

    2016-01-11

    The anionic Fe(III) complex exhibiting cooperative spin transition with a wide thermal hysteresis near room temperature, K[Fe(5-Brthsa)2 ] (5-Brthsa-H2 =5-bromosalicylaldehyde thiosemicarbazone), is reported. The hysteresis (?=69?K in the first cycle) shows a one-step transition in heating mode and a two-step transition in cooling mode. X-ray structure analysis showed that the coexistence of hydrogen bond and cation-? interactions, as well as alkali metal coordination bonds, to give 2D coordination polymer structure. This result is contrary to previous reports of broad thermal hysteresis induced by coordination bonds of Fe(II) spin crossover coordination polymers (with 1D/3D structures), and by strong intermolecular interactions in the molecular packing through ?-? stacking or hydrogen-bond networks. As a consequence, the importance, or the very good suitability of alkali metal-based coordination bonds and cation-? interactions for communicating cooperative interactions in spin-crossover (SCO) compounds must be reconsidered. PMID:26564335

  2. Unsteady features on one-dimensional hydrogen-air detonations

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    Daimon, Yu; Matsuo, Akiko

    2007-11-01

    The features of one-dimensional unsteady detonations are studied numerically using a hydrogen-air detailed chemical reaction model. A series of simulations are carried out while degree of overdrive, initial pressure, initial temperature, and equivalence ratio are varied. The oscillation modes and mechanisms of the one-dimensional detonations are discussed with reference to shock pressure histories and x-t diagrams of density distributions. As the degree of overdrive is reduced with a stoichiometric mixture of hydrogen-air at P0=0.421atm and T0=293K, a steady state appears, along with a high-frequency mode and a low-frequency mode. The oscillation mechanism of the high-frequency mode is the same as that of the regular regime of unsteady shock-induced combustion observed around a spherical projectile flying at hypersonic velocity in detonable gases. The degree of overdrive threshold between the steady and unsteady region increases monotonically with initial pressure and decreases monotonically with initial temperature. When the equivalence ratio is changed, the threshold has a minimum value around ϕ =1. We focus attention on a nondimensional effective activation energy, which is generally used for linear stability analysis. The oscillation mode depends highly on the nondimensional effective activation energy. The oscillation of the detonation front appears as the nondimensional effective activation energy goes past a threshold value of 5.2. Furthermore, we investigate the failed regime and possible reignition in this regime. In the failed regime, a detonation wave breaks up into a leading shock, a contact discontinuity, and a rarefaction wave. When the shock is weak, reignition time becomes very long. Therefore, the reignition after the failed regime is difficult to reproduce in the restricted computational domain. The reignition process in the failed regime is investigated by means of analysis consisting of integration along the point of intersection between a Rayleigh line for weak leading shock and a partially burnt Hugoniot curve. The reignition time increases dramatically with decreasing temperature behind the shock wave, when the gas condition goes past the second explosion limit. The second explosion limit is one of the characteristics of the hydrogen-air detailed chemical reaction model and does not exist in the one-step chemical reaction model. Lastly, the reignition time obtained by the analysis is compared with that obtained by the simulation results. The simulation results agree well with the analytical results.

  3. An adaptive grid algorithm for one-dimensional nonlinear equations

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    Gutierrez, William E.; Hills, Richard G.

    1990-01-01

    Richards' equation, which models the flow of liquid through unsaturated porous media, is highly nonlinear and difficult to solve. Step gradients in the field variables require the use of fine grids and small time step sizes. The numerical instabilities caused by the nonlinearities often require the use of iterative methods such as Picard or Newton interation. These difficulties result in large CPU requirements in solving Richards equation. With this in mind, adaptive and multigrid methods are investigated for use with nonlinear equations such as Richards' equation. Attention is focused on one-dimensional transient problems. To investigate the use of multigrid and adaptive grid methods, a series of problems are studied. First, a multigrid program is developed and used to solve an ordinary differential equation, demonstrating the efficiency with which low and high frequency errors are smoothed out. The multigrid algorithm and an adaptive grid algorithm is used to solve one-dimensional transient partial differential equations, such as the diffusive and convective-diffusion equations. The performance of these programs are compared to that of the Gauss-Seidel and tridiagonal methods. The adaptive and multigrid schemes outperformed the Gauss-Seidel algorithm, but were not as fast as the tridiagonal method. The adaptive grid scheme solved the problems slightly faster than the multigrid method. To solve nonlinear problems, Picard iterations are introduced into the adaptive grid and tridiagonal methods. Burgers' equation is used as a test problem for the two algorithms. Both methods obtain solutions of comparable accuracy for similar time increments. For the Burgers' equation, the adaptive grid method finds the solution approximately three times faster than the tridiagonal method. Finally, both schemes are used to solve the water content formulation of the Richards' equation. For this problem, the adaptive grid method obtains a more accurate solution in fewer work units and less computation time than required by the tridiagonal method. The performance of the adaptive grid method tends to degrade as the solution process proceeds in time, but still remains faster than the tridiagonal scheme.

  4. Defect-induced effects on carrier migration through one-dimensional poly(para-phenylenevinylene) chains

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    Zoppi, L.; Calzolari, A.; Ruini, A.; Ferretti, A.; Caldas, M. J.

    2008-10-01

    Defects in one-dimensional (1D) systems can be intrinsically distinct from its three-dimensional counterparts, and polymer films are good candidates for showing both extremes that are difficult to individuate in the experimental data. We study theoretically the impact of simple hydrogen and oxygen defects on the electron transport properties of one-dimensional poly(para-phenylenevinylene) chains through a multiscale technique, starting from classical structural simulations for crystalline films to extensive ab initio calculations within density functional theory for the defects in single crystalline-constrained chains. The most disruptive effect on carrier transport comes from conjugation breaking imposed by the overcoordination of a carbon atom in the vinyl group independently from the chemical nature of the defect. The particular case of the [C=O] (keto-defect) shows in addition unexpected electron-hole separation, suggesting that the experimentally detected photoluminescence bleaching and photoconductivity enhancement could be due to exciton dissociation caused by the 1D characteristics of the defect.

  5. Synthesis and structure of solution-stable one-dimensional palladium wires.

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    Campbell, Michael G; Powers, David C; Raynaud, Jean; Graham, Michael J; Xie, Ping; Lee, Eunsung; Ritter, Tobias

    2011-12-01

    One-dimensional metal wires are valuable materials because of their optical and electronic anisotropy, and they have potential utility in devices such as photovoltaic cells and molecular sensors. However, despite more than a century of research, only a few examples exist of well-defined one-dimensional (1D) metal wires that allow for the rational variation of conductivity. Herein we describe the first examples of 1D molecular wires supported by Pd-Pd bonds, the thin-film conductive properties of which can be altered by controlled molecular changes. Wires based on Pd(III) give semiconducting films with a modifiable bandgap, whereas wires based on Pd(2.5) give films that display metallic conductivity above 200 K: a metallic state has not been reported previously for any polymer composed of 1D metal wires. The wires are infinite in the solid state and maintain 1D structures in solution with lengths of up to 750 nm. Solution stability enables thin film coating, a requisite for device fabrication using molecular wires. PMID:22109275

  6. Progress on one-dimensional zinc oxide nanomaterials based photonic devices

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    Willander, Magnus; Israr, Muhammad Q.; Sadaf, Jamil R.; Nur, Omer

    2012-07-01

    One-dimensional nanostructures hold the most attractive and excellent physiochemical characteristics which exhibit the paramount influence on the fundamental and technological nanoelectronic as well as nanophotonic applications. In this review article, we present a detailed introduction to the diverse synthetic procedures which can be utilized for the fabrication of single-, planar- and three-dimensional ZnO nanostructures. More specifically, a thorough discussion regarding luminescence characteristics of the one-dimensional ZnO nanostructures is presented for ultraviolet and visible regions. We summarize the room temperature spontaneous emission and stimulated emission along with the interaction of the incident beam with material cavity to produce resonant optical modes and low-temperature time resolved photoluminescence studies. The most recent published results on the white light emitting diodes fabricated with the combination of ZnO nanotubes with p-GaN and ZnO nanorods with p-organic polymers on glass and disposable paper are discussed. Additionally, the significant results on optically and electrically pumped lasers are discussed; along with an overview on the future of ZnO nanostructures based photonic devices.

  7. Honeycomb-shaped coordination polymers based on the self-assembly of long flexible ligands and alkaline-earth ions

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    Lian, Chen; Liu, Liu; Guo, Xu; Long, Yinshuang; Jia, Shanshan; Li, Huanhuan; Yang, Lirong

    2016-01-01

    Two novel coordination polymers, namely, [Ca(NCP)2]∞ (I) and [Sr(NCP)2]∞ (II) were synthesized under hydrothermal conditions based on 2-(4-carboxyphenyl)imidazo(4,5-f)-(1,10)phenanthroline (HNCP) and characterized by elemental analysis, infrared spectrometry, X-ray powder diffraction and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Findings indicate that I and II are isomorphous and isostructural, containing the unit of M(NCP-)4 (M=Ca(II) and Sr(II)), based on which to assemble into three-dimensional (3D) porous 4-fold interpenetration honeycomb-shaped neutral coordination polymers (CPs). Between the adjacent lamellar structures in I and II, there exist π-π interactions between the pyridine rings belonging to phenanthroline of NCP- which stabilize the frameworks. Both I and II display stronger fluorescence emissions as well as high thermal stability.

  8. Highly effective heterogeneous chemosensors of luminescent silica@coordination polymer core-shell micro-structures for metal ion sensing

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    Cho, Won; Lee, Hee Jung; Choi, Sora; Kim, Yoona; Oh, Moonhyun

    2014-01-01

    Heterogeneous solid sensors are regarded as promising next-generation sensor due to their excellent chemical stability, low contamination, and excellent recyclability, despite their low sensitivity and weak signal. The dispersity and signals specifically from the exterior of solid sensors are critical aspects which define the sensing sensitivity and selectivity. A novel strategy for the preparation of ideal heterogeneous sensors based upon luminescent lanthanide coordination polymers (LnCP) has been demonstrated. Ideal heterogeneous sensors are systematically achieved by producing the sensors in small, uniform, and thin core-shell particles (silica@LnCP, Ln = Eu, Tb). Eventually, we found that the extremely small amount of well-structured silica@LnCP microsphere, less than ca. 1/400 compared to the amount of several known coordination polymer-based sensors, was sufficient to achieve a reliable Cu2+ sensing with even much greater sensitivity (ca. 550% improvement). PMID:25269855

  9. Solvothermal preparation, X-ray structural characterization and properties of two novel 3D copper(I) halide/ N-allyl imidazole coordination polymers

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    Song, Yu-Mei; Pang, Jie; Qian, Kun; Wang, Xi-Sen; Li, Xiao-Nian; Xiong, Ren-Gen

    2006-08-01

    The solvothermal reactions of N-allyl imidazole with Cu IX (X=Cl, Br) afford two unprecedented 3D copper(I)-olefin coordination polymer Cu 2X 2( N-allyl imidazole) (X=Cl for 1; Br for 2). This is the first 3D copper(I)-olefin coordination polymer synthesized in directed method, compared to most of olefin-Cu(I) coordination polymers prepared by electrochemical method. Of practical interest is that both of them contain 1D zigzag ladder chain composed of basic Cu 2X 2 dimer unit. Photoluminescent measurements show that 1 displays blue fluorescent emission while 2 has red fluorescent emission at room temperature.

  10. Critical behavior of a one-dimensional diffusive epidemic process

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    Fulco, U. L.; Messias, D. N.; Lyra, M. L.

    2001-06-01

    We investigate the critical behavior of a one-dimensional diffusive epidemic propagation process by means of a Monte Carlo procedure. In the model, healthy (A) and sick (B) individuals diffuse on a lattice with diffusion constants DA and DB, respectively. According to a Wilson renormalization calculation, the system presents a second-order phase transition between a steady reactive state and a vacuum state, with distinct universality classes for the cases DA=DB and DADB. In this work we perform a finite size scaling analysis of order parameter data at the vicinity of the critical point in dimension d=1. Our results show no signature of a first-order transition in the case of DA>DB. A finite size scaling typical of second-order phase transitions fits well the data from all three regimes. We found that the correlation exponent ?=2 as predicted by field-theoretical arguments. Estimates for ?/? are given for all relevant regimes.

  11. Digital noise generators using one-dimensional chaotic maps

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    Martínez-Ñonthe, J. A; Palacios-Luengas, L.; Cruz-Irisson, M.; Vazquez Medina, R.; Díaz Méndez, J. A.

    2014-05-15

    This work shows how to improve the statistical distribution of signals produced by digital noise generators designed with one-dimensional (1-D) chaotic maps. It also shows that in a digital electronic design the piecewise linear chaotic maps (PWLCM) should be considered because they do not have stability islands in its chaotic behavior region, as it occurs in the case of the logistic map, which is commonly used to build noise generators. The design and implementation problems of the digital noise generators are analyzed and a solution is proposed. This solution relates the output of PWLCM, usually defined in the real numbers' domain, with a codebook of S elements, previously defined. The proposed solution scheme produces digital noise signals with a statistical distribution close to a uniform distribution. Finally, this work shows that it is possible to have control over the statistical distribution of the noise signal by selecting the control parameter of the PWLCM and using, as a design criterion, the bifurcation diagram.

  12. A Smart Colorful Supercapacitor with One Dimensional Photonic Crystals.

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    Liu, Cihui; Liu, Xing; Xuan, Hongyun; Ren, Jiaoyu; Ge, Liqin

    2015-01-01

    To meet the pressing demands for portable and flexible equipment in contemporary society, developing flexible, lightweight, and sustainable supercapacitor systems with large power densities, long cycle life, and ease of strongly required. However, estimating the state-of-charge of existing supercapacitors is difficult, and thus their service life is limited. In this study, we fabricate a flexible color indicative supercapacitor device with mesoporous polyaniline (mPANI)/Poly(N-Isopropyl acrylamide-Graphene Oxide-Acrylic Acid) (P(NiPPAm-GO-AA)) one dimensional photonic crystals (1DPCs) as the electrode material through a low-cost, eco-friendly, and scalable fabrication process. We found that the state-of-charge could be monitored by the structural color oscillation due to the change in the photonic band gap position of the 1DPCs. The flexible 1DPCs supercapacitor is thin at 3?mm and exhibits good specific capacitance of 22.6?F g(-1) with retention of 91.1% after 3,000 cycles. This study shows the application of the 1DPCs supercapacitor as a visual ultrathin power source. The technology may find many applications in future wearable electronics. PMID:26689375

  13. Reaction, trapping, and multifractality in one-dimensional systems

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    Broeck, C. Van den )

    1991-12-01

    The first part of this paper presents two variants of the A + A {yields} A and A + A {yields} P reaction in one dimension that can be investigated analytically. In the first model, pairs of neighboring particles disappear reactively at a rate which is independent of their relative distance. It is shown that the probability density {var phi}(x) for a nearest neighbor distance equal to x approaches the scaling form {var phi}(x) {approximately} c exp({minus} cx/2)/(cs){sup 1/2} in the long-time limit, with c being the concentration of particles. The second model is a ballistic analogue of the coagulation reaction A + A {yields} A. The model is solved by reducing it to a first-passage-time problem. The anomalous relaxation dynamics can be linked in a direct way to the fractal time properties of random walks. The second part of this paper discusses the complications that arise in systems with disorder. A new approach is presented that relates first-passage-time characteristics in a one-dimensional random walk to properties of random maps. In particular, it is shown that Sinai disorder is a borderline case for the appearance of multifractal properties. Finally, a previously introduced renormalization technique is applied to calculate the survival probability of particles moving on the line in the presence of a background of imperfect traps.

  14. Highly polarized Fermi gases: One-dimensional case

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    Giraud, S.; Combescot, R.

    2009-04-01

    We consider the problem of a single particle interacting with N identical fermions, at zero temperature and in one dimension. We calculate the binding energy as well as the effective mass of the single particle. We use an approximate method developed in the three-dimensional case, where the Hilbert space for the excited states of the N fermions is restricted to have at most two particle-hole pairs. When the mass of the single particle is equal to the fermion mass, we find excellent agreement with the exact results of McGuire. When the mass of the single particle is infinite, we solve exactly the problem and find again excellent agreement between approximate results and exact ones. This overall agreement in one dimension gives a strong validation for the approximate method applied in three dimensions. Moreover it shows that our approximate treatment is excellent for the one-dimensional problem in the general case with respect to the mass of the single particle.

  15. One-dimensional flows of an imperfect diatomic gas

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    1959-01-01

    With the assumptions that Berthelot's equation of state accounts for molecular size and intermolecular force effects, and that changes in the vibrational heat capacities are given by a Planck term, expressions are developed for analyzing one-dimensional flows of a diatomic gas. The special cases of flow through normal and oblique shocks in free air at sea level are investigated. It is found that up to a Mach number 10 pressure ratio across a normal shock differs by less than 6 percent from its ideal gas value; whereas at Mach numbers above 4 the temperature rise is considerable below and hence the density rise is well above that predicted assuming ideal gas behavior. It is further shown that only the caloric imperfection in air has an appreciable effect on the pressures developed in the shock process considered. The effects of gaseous imperfections on oblique shock-flows are studied from the standpoint of their influence on the life and pressure drag of a flat plate operating at Mach numbers of 10 and 20. The influence is found to be small. (author)

  16. One-dimensional nanoprobes for single-cell studies.

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    Gao, Yang; Longenbach, Travis; Vitol, Elina A; Orynbayeva, Zulfiya; Friedman, Gary; Gogotsi, Yury

    2014-01-01

    Owing to variation of individual cells within a population, single-cell studies are of great interest to researchers. Recent developments in nanofabrication technology have made this area increasingly attractive as one-dimensional (1D) nanoscale probes can be manufactured with increasing accuracy. Here, we provide an overview and description of the major designs that have been reported to date. For more details of what applications could be realized and how, based on the probe shapes and designs, we summarize the most recently reported performances of 1D single-cell probes with their advantages and limitations. Minimally invasive probes are required for long-term experiments on single cells. Carbon nanotubes with their unique properties and structure are excellent candidates for multitask robotic intracellular probes. Carbon nanotube-tipped cellular endoscopes are less invasive compared with pipettes or cantilever tips. Advances in nanofabrication techniques have made it possible to produce more consistent nanoscale cellular probes that can capture a variety of information from optical, electrical and chemical signals. In addition, these tools can transfer tiny amounts of fluids and molecular materials in a highly localized fashion for the purpose of analyzing or stimulating a variety of responses at the level of individual cells and even cellular organelles. We conclude with a critical analysis of the current state of the field as well as the major obstacles for further probe development of minimally invasive probes and their widespread use in cell biology. PMID:24354816

  17. Fractal geometry in an expanding, one-dimensional, Newtonian universe.

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    Miller, Bruce N; Rouet, Jean-Louis; Le Guirriec, Emmanuel

    2007-09-01

    Observations of galaxies over large distances reveal the possibility of a fractal distribution of their positions. The source of fractal behavior is the lack of a length scale in the two body gravitational interaction. However, even with new, larger, sample sizes from recent surveys, it is difficult to extract information concerning fractal properties with confidence. Similarly, three-dimensional N-body simulations with a billion particles only provide a thousand particles per dimension, far too small for accurate conclusions. With one-dimensional models these limitations can be overcome by carrying out simulations with on the order of a quarter of a million particles without compromising the computation of the gravitational force. Here the multifractal properties of two of these models that incorporate different features of the dynamical equations governing the evolution of a matter dominated universe are compared. For each model at least two scaling regions are identified. By employing criteria from dynamical systems theory it is shown that only one of them can be geometrically significant. The results share important similarities with galaxy observations, such as hierarchical clustering and apparent bifractal geometry. They also provide insights concerning possible constraints on length and time scales for fractal structure. They clearly demonstrate that fractal geometry evolves in the mu (position, velocity) space. The observed patterns are simply a shadow (projection) of higher-dimensional structure. PMID:17930359

  18. Characterization of Thermal Transport in One-dimensional Solid Materials

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    Liu, Guoqing; Lin, Huan; Tang, Xiaoduan; Bergler, Kevin; Wang, Xinwei

    2014-01-01

    The TET (transient electro-thermal) technique is an effective approach developed to measure the thermal diffusivity of solid materials, including conductive, semi-conductive or nonconductive one-dimensional structures. This technique broadens the measurement scope of materials (conductive and nonconductive) and improves the accuracy and stability. If the sample (especially biomaterials, such as human head hair, spider silk, and silkworm silk) is not conductive, it will be coated with a gold layer to make it electronically conductive. The effect of parasitic conduction and radiative losses on the thermal diffusivity can be subtracted during data processing. Then the real thermal conductivity can be calculated with the given value of volume-based specific heat (?cp), which can be obtained from calibration, noncontact photo-thermal technique or measuring the density and specific heat separately. In this work, human head hair samples are used to show how to set up the experiment, process the experimental data, and subtract the effect of parasitic conduction and radiative losses. PMID:24514072

  19. Electron Confinement in Channel Spaces for One-Dimensional Electride.

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    Zhang, Yaoqing; Xiao, Zewen; Kamiya, Toshio; Hosono, Hideo

    2015-12-17

    Electrides are characteristic of anionic electrons trapped at the structural voids in the host lattice. Electrides are potentially useful in various technological applications; however, electrides, particularly their inorganic subgroup, have been discovered only in limited material systems, notably zero-dimensional [Ca24Al28O64](4+):4e(-) and two-dimensional [Ca2N](+):e(-) and [Y2C](1.8+):1.8e(-). Here, on the basis of density functional theory calculations, we report the first one-dimensional (1D) electride with a [La8Sr2(SiO4)6](4+):4e(-) configuration, in which the four anionic electrons are confined in the channel spaces of the host material. According to this theoretical prediction, an insulator-semiconductor transition originating from electron confinement in the crystallographic channel sites was demonstrated experimentally, where 10.5% of the channel oxygen was removed by reacting an oxygen stoichiometric La8Sr2(SiO4)6O2 precursor with Ti metal at a high temperature. This study not only adds an unprecedented role to silicate apatite as a parent phase to a new 1D electride, but also, and more importantly, demonstrates an effective approach for developing new electrides with the assistance of computational design. PMID:26618554

  20. Dynamic response of one-dimensional bosons in a trap

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    Golovach, Vitaly N.; Minguzzi, Anna; Glazman, Leonid I.

    2009-10-15

    We calculate the dynamic structure factor S(q,{omega}) of a one-dimensional (1D) interacting Bose gas confined in a harmonic trap. The effective interaction depends on the strength of the confinement enforcing the (1D) motion of atoms; interaction may be further enhanced by superimposing an optical lattice on the trap potential. In the compressible state, we find that the smooth variation in the gas density around the trap center leads to softening of the singular behavior of S(q,{omega}) at the first Lieb excitation mode compared to the behavior predicted for homogeneous 1D systems. Nevertheless, the density-averaged response S(q,{omega}) remains a nonanalytic function of q and {omega} at the first Lieb excitation mode in the limit of weak trap confinement. The exponent of the power-law nonanalyticity is modified due to the inhomogeneity in a universal way and thus bears unambiguously the information about the (homogeneous) Lieb-Liniger model. A strong optical lattice causes formation of Mott phases. Deep in the Mott regime, we predict a semicircular peak in S(q,{omega}) centered at the on-site repulsion energy, {omega}=U. Similar peaks of smaller amplitudes exist at multiples of U as well. We explain the suppression of the dynamic response with entering into the Mott regime, observed recently by Clement et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 155301 (2009)], based on an f-sum rule for the Bose-Hubbard model.

  1. Critical behavior of a one-dimensional diffusive epidemic process

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    Fulco, U. L.; Messias, D. N.; Lyra, M. L.

    2001-06-01

    We investigate the critical behavior of a one-dimensional diffusive epidemic propagation process by means of a Monte Carlo procedure. In the model, healthy (A) and sick (B) individuals diffuse on a lattice with diffusion constants D{sub A} and D{sub B}, respectively. According to a Wilson renormalization calculation, the system presents a second-order phase transition between a steady reactive state and a vacuum state, with distinct universality classes for the cases D{sub A}=D{sub B} and D{sub A}{lt}D{sub B}. A first-order transition has been conjectured for D{sub A}{gt}D{sub B}. In this work we perform a finite size scaling analysis of order parameter data at the vicinity of the critical point in dimension d=1. Our results show no signature of a first-order transition in the case of D{sub A}{gt}D{sub B}. A finite size scaling typical of second-order phase transitions fits well the data from all three regimes. We found that the correlation exponent {nu}=2 as predicted by field-theoretical arguments. Estimates for {beta}/{nu} are given for all relevant regimes.

  2. Conductance distribution in quasi-one-dimensional disordered quantum wires

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    Muttalib, K. A.; Wlfle, P.; Gopar, V. A.

    2003-11-01

    We develop a simple systematic method, valid for all strengths of disorder, to obtain analytically the full distribution of conductances P( g) for a quasi-one-dimensional wire within the model of non-interacting fermions. The method has been used in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 83 (1999) 3013; Ann. Phys. (Leipzig) 8 (1999) 753; Phys. Rev. B 66 (2002) 174204; Europhys. Lett. 61 (2003) 95] to predict sharp features in P( g) near g=1 and the existence of non-analyticity in the conductance distribution in the insulating and crossover regimes, as well as to show how P( g) changes from Gaussian to log-normal behavior as the disorder strength is increased. Here we provide many details of the method, including intermediate results that offer much insight into the nature of the solutions. In addition, we show within the same framework that while for metals P( g) is a Gaussian around < g>?1, there exists a log-normal tail for g?1, consistent with earlier field theory calculations. We also obtain several other results that compare very well with available exact results in the metallic and insulating regimes.

  3. A one-dimensional model of Nucleosome distribution in DNA

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    Osberg, Brendan; Moebius, Wolfram; Nguyen, Kien; Gerland, Ulrich

    2012-02-01

    Nucleosome positioning along DNA is neither random nor precisely regular. Genome-wide maps of nucleosome positions in various eukaryotes have revealed a common pattern around transcription start sites, involving a nucleosome-free region flanked by a periodic pattern in the average nucleosome density. We take a quantitative mathematical description of the nucleosome pattern, and incorporate specifically bound transcription factors. Our model assumes a dense, one-dimensional gas of particles, however, instead of previous work which assumes fixed-size particles interacting only by exclusion, our model explicitly accounts for transient unwrapping of short segments of nucleosomal DNA. Hence, such particles no longer have a fixed size, but interact by an effective repulsive potential. This model has been succesfully used, by us, to provide a unified description of 12 Hemiascomycota yeast species with a single unified set of model parameters. We incorporate into this model, specifically bound particles, or transcription factors (TF), which serve an important role in gene regulation. Nucleosome distribution patterns have an important influence on TF binding, and can even mediate interactions between transcription factors at a distance. This interaction can account for cooperative or competitive binding between these proteins, and we will discuss the implications this can have on gene regulation.

  4. Nonlinear energy transport in one-dimensional lattices

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    Vuppuluri, P.; Hamilton, M.; de Alcantara Bonfim, O. F.

    2007-03-01

    We present a simple lattice model consisting of a one-dimensional chain, where the masses are interconnected by linear springs and allowed to move in the horizontal direction only, as in a monorail. In the transverse direction each mass is also attached to two other springs, one on each side of the mass. The ends of these springs are kept at fixed positions. The nonlinearity in the model arises from the geometric constraints imposed on the motion of the masses, as well as from the configuration of the springs. In the transverse directions the springs are either in the extended or compressed state depending on the position of the mass. Under these conditions we show that solitary waves are present in the system. In the long wavelength limit an analytical solution for these nonlinear waves is found. Numeric integrations of the equations of motion in the full system are also performed to analyze the conditions for the existence and stability of the nonlinear waves. Nonlinear supratransmission is examined and shown to exist in the model and an explanation of its mechanism is presented.

  5. Geometrically induced nonlinear dynamics in one-dimensional lattices

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    Hamilton, Merle D.; de Alcantara Bonfim, O. F.

    2006-03-01

    We present a lattice model consisting of a single one-dimensional chain, where the masses are interconnected by linear springs and allowed to move in a horizontal direction only, as in a monorail. In the transverse direction each mass is also attached to two other linear springs, one on each side of the mass. The ends of these springs are kept at fixed positions. The nonlinearity in the model arises from the geometric constraints imposed on the motion of the masses, as well as from the configuration of the springs, where in the transverse direction the springs are either in the extended or compressed state depending on the position of the masses. Under these conditions we show that solitary waves are present in the system. In the long wavelength limit an analytic solution for these nonlinear waves is found. Numerical integrations of the equations of motion in the full system are also performed to analyze the conditions for the existence and stability of the nonlinear waves.

  6. Traveling waves in a one-dimensional model of hemodynamics

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    Barlukova, A. M.; Cherevko, A. A.; Chupakhin, A. P.

    2014-11-01

    We consider a one-dimensional model of hemodynamicsblood flow in the blood vesselswhich is based on the Navier-Stokes equations averaged over the cross section of the vessel, and conjugate with a linear or nonlinear model for the elastic wall of the vessel. The objective is to study traveling wave solutions using this model. For such solutions, the system of partial differential equations reduces to an ordinary differential equation of the fourth order. The only singular point of the corresponding system of differential equations is found. It is established that at the singular point, the linearization matrix of the system has real or complex roots for different values of the parameters of the problem. With a special choice of the parameters, it has four complex conjugate roots with a nonzero real part or purely imaginary roots. For this case, the effect of the model parameter corresponding to the viscoelastic response of the vessel wall on the solution is investigated. Numerical experiments are performed to verify and analyze the results, and various modes of blood movement are discussed.

  7. Dynamical spin structure factor of one-dimensional interacting fermions

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    Zyuzin, Vladimir A.; Maslov, Dmitrii L.

    2015-02-01

    We revisit the dynamic spin susceptibility ? (q ,? ) of one-dimensional interacting fermions. To second order in the interaction, backscattering results in a logarithmic correction to ? (q ,? ) at q ?kF , even if the single-particle spectrum is linearized near the Fermi points. Consequently, the dynamic spin structure factor Im ? (q ,? ) is nonzero at frequencies above the single-particle continuum. In the boson language, this effect results from the marginally irrelevant backscattering operator of the sine-Gordon model. Away from the threshold, the high-frequency tail of Im ? (q ,? ) due to backscattering is larger than that due to finite mass by a factor of kF/q . We derive the renormalization group equations for the coupling constants of the g -ology model at finite ? and q and find the corresponding expression for ? (q ,? ) , valid to all orders in the interaction but not in the immediate vicinity of the continuum boundary, where the finite-mass effects become dominant.

  8. Carbyne with finite length: The one-dimensional sp carbon

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    Pan, Bitao; Xiao, Jun; Li, Jiling; Liu, Pu; Wang, Chengxin; Yang, Guowei

    2015-01-01

    Carbyne is the one-dimensional allotrope of carbon composed of sp-hybridized carbon atoms. Definitive evidence for carbyne has remained elusive despite its synthesis and preparation in the laboratory. Given the remarkable technological breakthroughs offered by other allotropes of carbon, including diamond, graphite, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, interest in carbyne and its unusual potential properties remains intense. We report the first synthesis of carbyne with finite length, which is clearly composed of alternating single bonds and triple bonds, using a novel process involving laser ablation in liquid. Spectroscopic analyses confirm that the product is the structure of sp hybridization with alternating carbon-carbon single bonds and triple bonds and capped by hydrogen. We observe purple-blue fluorescence emissions from the gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of carbyne. Condensed-phase carbyne crystals have a hexagonal lattice and resemble the white crystalline powder produced by drying a carbyne solution. We also establish that the combination of gold and alcohol is crucial to carbyne formation because carbon-hydrogen bonds can be cleaved with the help of gold catalysts under the favorable thermodynamic environment provided by laser ablation in liquid and because the unique configuration of two carbon atoms in an alcohol molecule matches the elementary entity of carbyne. This laboratory synthesis of carbyne will enable the exploration of its properties and applications. PMID:26601318

  9. Charge transport through one-dimensional Moir crystals.

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    Bonnet, Romo; Lherbier, Aurlien; Barraud, Clment; Rocca, Maria Luisa Della; Lafarge, Philippe; Charlier, Jean-Christophe

    2016-01-01

    Moir superlattices were generated in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructures and have revealed intriguing electronic structures. The appearance of mini-Dirac cones within the conduction and valence bands of graphene is one of the most striking among the new quantum features. A Moir superstructure emerges when at least two periodic sub-structures superimpose. 2D Moir patterns have been particularly investigated in stacked hexagonal 2D atomic lattices like twisted graphene layers and graphene deposited on hexagonal boron-nitride. In this letter, we report both experimentally and theoretically evidence of superlattices physics in transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) Moir crystals. Rolling-up few layers of graphene to form a multiwall carbon nanotube adds boundaries conditions that can be translated into interference fringes-like Moir patterns along the circumference of the cylinder. Such a 1D Moir crystal exhibits a complex 1D multiple bands structure with clear and robust interband quantum transitions due to the presence of mini-Dirac points and pseudo-gaps. Our devices consist in a very large diameter (>80?nm) multiwall carbon nanotubes of high quality, electrically connected by metallic electrodes acting as charge reservoirs. Conductance measurements reveal the presence of van Hove singularities assigned to 1D Moir superlattice effect and illustrated by electronic structure calculations. PMID:26786067

  10. Validation and Comparison of One-Dimensional Graound Motion Methodologies

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    B. Darragh; W. Silva; N. Gregor

    2006-06-28

    Both point- and finite-source stochastic one-dimensional ground motion models, coupled to vertically propagating equivalent-linear shear-wave site response models are validated using an extensive set of strong motion data as part of the Yucca Mountain Project. The validation and comparison exercises are presented entirely in terms of 5% damped pseudo absolute response spectra. The study consists of a quantitative analyses involving modeling nineteen well-recorded earthquakes, M 5.6 to 7.4 at over 600 sites. The sites range in distance from about 1 to about 200 km in the western US (460 km for central-eastern US). In general, this validation demonstrates that the stochastic point- and finite-source models produce accurate predictions of strong ground motions over the range of 0 to 100 km and for magnitudes M 5.0 to 7.4. The stochastic finite-source model appears to be broadband, producing near zero bias from about 0.3 Hz (low frequency limit of the analyses) to the high frequency limit of the data (100 and 25 Hz for response and Fourier amplitude spectra, respectively).

  11. Charge transport through one-dimensional Moir crystals

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    Bonnet, Romo; Lherbier, Aurlien; Barraud, Clment; Rocca, Maria Luisa Della; Lafarge, Philippe; Charlier, Jean-Christophe

    2016-01-01

    Moir superlattices were generated in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructures and have revealed intriguing electronic structures. The appearance of mini-Dirac cones within the conduction and valence bands of graphene is one of the most striking among the new quantum features. A Moir superstructure emerges when at least two periodic sub-structures superimpose. 2D Moir patterns have been particularly investigated in stacked hexagonal 2D atomic lattices like twisted graphene layers and graphene deposited on hexagonal boron-nitride. In this letter, we report both experimentally and theoretically evidence of superlattices physics in transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) Moir crystals. Rolling-up few layers of graphene to form a multiwall carbon nanotube adds boundaries conditions that can be translated into interference fringes-like Moir patterns along the circumference of the cylinder. Such a 1D Moir crystal exhibits a complex 1D multiple bands structure with clear and robust interband quantum transitions due to the presence of mini-Dirac points and pseudo-gaps. Our devices consist in a very large diameter (>80?nm) multiwall carbon nanotubes of high quality, electrically connected by metallic electrodes acting as charge reservoirs. Conductance measurements reveal the presence of van Hove singularities assigned to 1D Moir superlattice effect and illustrated by electronic structure calculations.

  12. Solitary Wave in One-dimensional Buckyball System at Nanoscale

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    Xu, Jun; Zheng, Bowen; Liu, Yilun

    2016-02-01

    We have studied the stress wave propagation in one-dimensional (1-D) nanoscopic buckyball (C60) system by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and quantitative modeling. Simulation results have shown that solitary waves are generated and propagating in the buckyball system through impacting one buckyball at one end of the buckyball chain. We have found the solitary wave behaviors are closely dependent on the initial temperature and impacting speed of the buckyball chain. There are almost no dispersion and dissipation of the solitary waves (stationary solitary wave) for relatively low temperature and high impacting speed. While for relatively high temperature and low impacting speed the profile of the solitary waves is highly distorted and dissipated after propagating several tens of buckyballs. A phase diagram is proposed to describe the effect of the temperature and impacting speed on the solitary wave behaviors in buckyball system. In order to quantitatively describe the wave behavior in buckyball system, a simple nonlinear-spring model is established, which can describe the MD simulation results at low temperature very well. The results presented in this work may lay a solid step towards the further understanding and manipulation of stress wave propagation and impact energy mitigation at nanoscale.

  13. Scattering by infinitely rising one-dimensional potentials

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    Ferreira, E. M.; Sesma, J.

    2015-12-01

    Infinitely rising one-dimensional potentials constitute impenetrable barriers which reflect totally any incident wave. However, the scattering by such kind of potentials is not structureless: resonances may occur for certain values of the energy. Here we consider the problem of scattering by the members of a family of potentials Va(x) = - sgn(x) | x | a, where sgn represents the sign function and a is a positive rational number. The scattering function and the phase shifts are obtained from global solutions of the Schrdinger equation. For the determination of the Gamow states, associated to resonances, we exploit their close relation with the eigenvalues of the PT-symmetric Hamiltonians with potentials VaPT(x) = - i sgn(x) | x | a. Calculation of the time delay in the scattering at real energies is used to characterize the resonances. As an additional result, the breakdown of the PT-symmetry of the family of potentials VaPT for a < 3 may be conjectured.

  14. Charge transport through one-dimensional Moiré crystals

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    Bonnet, Roméo; Lherbier, Aurélien; Barraud, Clément; Rocca, Maria Luisa Della; Lafarge, Philippe; Charlier, Jean-Christophe

    2016-01-01

    Moiré superlattices were generated in two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructures and have revealed intriguing electronic structures. The appearance of mini-Dirac cones within the conduction and valence bands of graphene is one of the most striking among the new quantum features. A Moiré superstructure emerges when at least two periodic sub-structures superimpose. 2D Moiré patterns have been particularly investigated in stacked hexagonal 2D atomic lattices like twisted graphene layers and graphene deposited on hexagonal boron-nitride. In this letter, we report both experimentally and theoretically evidence of superlattices physics in transport properties of one-dimensional (1D) Moiré crystals. Rolling-up few layers of graphene to form a multiwall carbon nanotube adds boundaries conditions that can be translated into interference fringes-like Moiré patterns along the circumference of the cylinder. Such a 1D Moiré crystal exhibits a complex 1D multiple bands structure with clear and robust interband quantum transitions due to the presence of mini-Dirac points and pseudo-gaps. Our devices consist in a very large diameter (>80 nm) multiwall carbon nanotubes of high quality, electrically connected by metallic electrodes acting as charge reservoirs. Conductance measurements reveal the presence of van Hove singularities assigned to 1D Moiré superlattice effect and illustrated by electronic structure calculations. PMID:26786067

  15. Thermal transport in disordered one-dimensional spin chains

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    Poboiko, Igor; Feigel'man, Mikhail

    2015-12-01

    We study a one-dimensional anisotropic XXZ Heisenberg spin-1/2 chain with weak random fields hizSiz by means of Jordan-Wigner transformation to spinless Luttinger liquid with disorder and bosonization technique. First, we reinvestigate the phase diagram of the system in terms of dimensionless disorder γ =

    /J2≪1 and anisotropy parameter Δ =Jz/Jx y , we find the range of these parameters where disorder is irrelevant in the infrared limit and spin-spin correlations are described by power laws, and compare it with previously obtained numerical and analytical results. Then we use the diagram technique in terms of plasmon excitations to study the low-temperature (T ≪J ) behavior of heat conductivity κ and spin conductivity σ in this power-law phase. The obtained Lorentz number L ≡κ /σ T differs from the value derived earlier by means of the memory function method. We argue also that in the studied region inelastic scattering is strong enough to suppress quantum interference in the low-temperature limit.

  16. Interspecies tunneling in one-dimensional Bose mixtures

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    Pflanzer, Anika C.; Zoellner, Sascha; Schmelcher, Peter

    2010-02-15

    We study the ground-state properties and quantum dynamics of few-boson mixtures with strong interspecies repulsion in one-dimensional traps. If one species localizes at the center, e.g., due to a very large mass compared to the other component, it represents an effective barrier for the latter, and the system can be mapped onto identical bosons in a double well. For weaker localization, the barrier atoms begin to respond to the light component, leading to an induced attraction between the mobile atoms that may even outweigh their bare intraspecies repulsion. To explain the resulting effects, we derive an effective Hubbard model for the lighter species accounting for the back action of the barrier in correction terms to the lattice parameters. Also the tunneling is drastically affected: by varying the degree of localization of the 'barrier' atoms, the dynamics of intrinsically noninteracting bosons can change from Rabi oscillations to effective pair tunneling. For identical fermions (or fermionized bosons), this leads to the tunneling of attractively bound pairs.

  17. A Smart Colorful Supercapacitor with One Dimensional Photonic Crystals

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    Liu, Cihui; Liu, Xing; Xuan, Hongyun; Ren, Jiaoyu; Ge, Liqin

    2015-12-01

    To meet the pressing demands for portable and flexible equipment in contemporary society, developing flexible, lightweight, and sustainable supercapacitor systems with large power densities, long cycle life, and ease of strongly required. However, estimating the state-of-charge of existing supercapacitors is difficult, and thus their service life is limited. In this study, we fabricate a flexible color indicative supercapacitor device with mesoporous polyaniline (mPANI)/Poly(N-Isopropyl acrylamide-Graphene Oxide-Acrylic Acid) (P(NiPPAm-GO-AA)) one dimensional photonic crystals (1DPCs) as the electrode material through a low-cost, eco-friendly, and scalable fabrication process. We found that the state-of-charge could be monitored by the structural color oscillation due to the change in the photonic band gap position of the 1DPCs. The flexible 1DPCs supercapacitor is thin at 3 mm and exhibits good specific capacitance of 22.6 F g‑1 with retention of 91.1% after 3,000 cycles. This study shows the application of the 1DPCs supercapacitor as a visual ultrathin power source. The technology may find many applications in future wearable electronics.

  18. Drag dynamics in one-dimensional Fermi systems

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    Ozaki, Jun'ichi; Tezuka, Masaki; Kawakami, Norio

    2015-08-01

    We study drag dynamics of several fermions in a fermion cloud in one-dimensional continuous systems, with particular emphasis on the nontrivial quantum many-body effects in systems whose parameters change gradually in real time. We adopt the Fermi-Hubbard model and the time-dependent density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) method to calculate the drag force on a trapped fermion cluster in a cloud of another fermion species with contact interaction. The simulation result shows that a nontrivial peak in the resistance force is observed in the high-cloud-density region, which implies a criterion of effective ways in diffusive transport in a fermion cloud. We compare the DMRG simulation result with a mean-field result, and it is suggested that some internal degrees of freedom have a crucial role in the excitation process when the cloud density is high. This work emphasizes the difference between the full-quantum calculation and the semiclassical calculation, which is the quantum effects, in slow dynamics of many-body systems bound in a fermion cloud.

  19. Numerical method of characteristics for one-dimensional blood flow

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    Acosta, Sebastian; Puelz, Charles; Rivière, Béatrice; Penny, Daniel J.; Rusin, Craig G.

    2015-08-01

    Mathematical modeling at the level of the full cardiovascular system requires the numerical approximation of solutions to a one-dimensional nonlinear hyperbolic system describing flow in a single vessel. This model is often simulated by computationally intensive methods like finite elements and discontinuous Galerkin, while some recent applications require more efficient approaches (e.g. for real-time clinical decision support, phenomena occurring over multiple cardiac cycles, iterative solutions to optimization/inverse problems, and uncertainty quantification). Further, the high speed of pressure waves in blood vessels greatly restricts the time step needed for stability in explicit schemes. We address both cost and stability by presenting an efficient and unconditionally stable method for approximating solutions to diagonal nonlinear hyperbolic systems. Theoretical analysis of the algorithm is given along with a comparison of our method to a discontinuous Galerkin implementation. Lastly, we demonstrate the utility of the proposed method by implementing it on small and large arterial networks of vessels whose elastic and geometrical parameters are physiologically relevant.

  20. Weak lasing in one-dimensional polariton superlattices.

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    Zhang, Long; Xie, Wei; Wang, Jian; Poddubny, Alexander; Lu, Jian; Wang, Yinglei; Gu, Jie; Liu, Wenhui; Xu, Dan; Shen, Xuechu; Rubo, Yuri G; Altshuler, Boris L; Kavokin, Alexey V; Chen, Zhanghai

    2015-03-31

    Bosons with finite lifetime exhibit condensation and lasing when their influx exceeds the lasing threshold determined by the dissipative losses. In general, different one-particle states decay differently, and the bosons are usually assumed to condense in the state with the longest lifetime. Interaction between the bosons partially neglected by such an assumption can smear the lasing threshold into a threshold domain--a stable lasing many-body state exists within certain intervals of the bosonic influxes. This recently described weak lasing regime is formed by the spontaneously symmetry breaking and phase-locking self-organization of bosonic modes, which results in an essentially many-body state with a stable balance between gains and losses. Here we report, to our knowledge, the first observation of the weak lasing phase in a one-dimensional condensate of exciton-polaritons subject to a periodic potential. Real and reciprocal space photoluminescence images demonstrate that the spatial period of the condensate is twice as large as the period of the underlying periodic potential. These experiments are realized at room temperature in a ZnO microwire deposited on a silicon grating. The period doubling takes place at a critical pumping power, whereas at a lower power polariton emission images have the same periodicity as the grating. PMID:25787253

  1. Weak lasing in one-dimensional polariton superlattices

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    Zhang, Long; Xie, Wei; Wang, Jian; Poddubny, Alexander; Lu, Jian; Wang, Yinglei; Gu, Jie; Liu, Wenhui; Xu, Dan; Shen, Xuechu; Rubo, Yuri G.; Altshuler, Boris L.; Kavokin, Alexey V.; Chen, Zhanghai

    2015-01-01

    Bosons with finite lifetime exhibit condensation and lasing when their influx exceeds the lasing threshold determined by the dissipative losses. In general, different one-particle states decay differently, and the bosons are usually assumed to condense in the state with the longest lifetime. Interaction between the bosons partially neglected by such an assumption can smear the lasing threshold into a threshold domain—a stable lasing many-body state exists within certain intervals of the bosonic influxes. This recently described weak lasing regime is formed by the spontaneously symmetry breaking and phase-locking self-organization of bosonic modes, which results in an essentially many-body state with a stable balance between gains and losses. Here we report, to our knowledge, the first observation of the weak lasing phase in a one-dimensional condensate of exciton–polaritons subject to a periodic potential. Real and reciprocal space photoluminescence images demonstrate that the spatial period of the condensate is twice as large as the period of the underlying periodic potential. These experiments are realized at room temperature in a ZnO microwire deposited on a silicon grating. The period doubling takes place at a critical pumping power, whereas at a lower power polariton emission images have the same periodicity as the grating. PMID:25787253

  2. Topological order in interacting one-dimensional Bose Systems

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    Grusdt, Fabian; Höning, Michael; Fleischhauer, Michael

    2015-05-01

    We discuss topological aspects of one-dimensional inversion-symmetric systems of interacting bosons, which can be implemented in current experiments with ultra cold atoms. We consider both integer and fractional fillings of a topologically non-trivial Bloch band. Our starting point is the chiral-symmetric Su-Schrieffer-Heeger (SSH) model of non-interacting fermions, which can be realized by hard-core bosons. When the hard-core constraint is removed, we obtain a bosonic system with inversion-symmetry protected topological order. Because the chiral symmetry is broken by finite interactions, the bulk-boundary correspondence of the SSH model is no longer valid. Nevertheless we show that the fractional part of the charge which is localized at the edge can distinguish topologically trivial- from non-trivial states. We generalize our analysis by including nearest neighbor interactions and present a topological classification of the resulting quarter-filling Mott insulating phase. In this case fractionally charged bulk excitations exist, which we identify in the grand-canonical phase diagram. F.G. acknowledges support from the Graduate School of Material Science MAINZ.

  3. Energy transport in one-dimensional disordered granular solids

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    Achilleos, V.; Theocharis, G.; Skokos, Ch.

    2016-02-01

    We investigate the energy transport in one-dimensional disordered granular solids by extensive numerical simulations. In particular, we consider the case of a polydisperse granular chain composed of spherical beads of the same material and with radii taken from a random distribution. We start by examining the linear case, in which it is known that the energy transport strongly depends on the type of initial conditions. Thus, we consider two sets of initial conditions: an initial displacement and an initial momentum excitation of a single bead. After establishing the regime of sufficiently strong disorder, we focus our study on the role of nonlinearity for both sets of initial conditions. By increasing the initial excitation amplitudes we are able to identify three distinct dynamical regimes with different energy transport properties: a near linear, a weakly nonlinear, and a highly nonlinear regime. Although energy spreading is found to be increasing for higher nonlinearities, in the weakly nonlinear regime no clear asymptotic behavior of the spreading is found. In this regime, we additionally find that energy, initially trapped in a localized region, can be eventually detrapped and this has a direct influence on the fluctuations of the energy spreading. We also demonstrate that in the highly nonlinear regime, the differences in energy transport between the two sets of initial conditions vanish. Actually, in this regime the energy is almost ballistically transported through shocklike excitations.

  4. Analytic Bjorken flow in one-dimensional relativistic magnetohydrodynamics

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    Roy, Victor; Pu, Shi; Rezzolla, Luciano; Rischke, Dirk

    2015-11-01

    In the initial stage of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, strong magnetic fields appear due to the large velocity of the colliding charges. The evolution of these fields appears as a novel and intriguing feature in the fluid-dynamical description of heavy-ion collisions. In this work, we study analytically the one-dimensional, longitudinally boost-invariant motion of an ideal fluid in the presence of a transverse magnetic field. Interestingly, we find that, in the limit of ideal magnetohydrodynamics, i.e., for infinite conductivity, and irrespective of the strength of the initial magnetization, the decay of the fluid energy density e with proper time ? is the same as for the time-honoured "Bjorken flow" without magnetic field. Furthermore, when the magnetic field is assumed to decay ??-a, where a is an arbitrary number, two classes of analytic solutions can be found depending on whether a is larger or smaller than one. In summary, the analytic solutions presented here highlight that the Bjorken flow is far more general than formerly thought. These solutions can serve both to gain insight on the dynamics of heavy-ion collisions in the presence of strong magnetic fields and as testbeds for numerical codes.

  5. Statistical properties of one-dimensional parametrically kicked Hamilton systems.

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    Andresas, Dimitris; Batisti?, Benjamin; Robnik, Marko

    2014-06-01

    We study the one-dimensional Hamiltonian systems and their statistical behavior, assuming the initial microcanonical distribution and describing its change under a parametric kick, which by definition means a discontinuous jump of a control parameter of the system. Following a previous work by Papamikos and Robnik [J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 44, 315102 (2011)], we specifically analyze the change of the adiabatic invariant (the action) of the system under a parametric kick: A conjecture has been put forward that the change of the action at the mean energy always increases, which means, for the given statistical ensemble, that the Gibbs entropy in the mean increases. By means of a detailed analysis of a great number of case studies, we show that the conjecture largely is satisfied, except if either the potential is not smooth enough or if the energy is too close to a stationary point of the potential (separatrix in the phase space). Very fast changes in a time-dependent system quite generally can be well described by such a picture and by the approximation of a parametric kick, if the change of the parameter is sufficiently fast and takes place on the time scale of less than one oscillation period. We discuss our work in the context of the statistical mechanics in the sense of Gibbs. PMID:25019871

  6. Carbyne with finite length: The one-dimensional sp carbon.

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    Pan, Bitao; Xiao, Jun; Li, Jiling; Liu, Pu; Wang, Chengxin; Yang, Guowei

    2015-10-01

    Carbyne is the one-dimensional allotrope of carbon composed of sp-hybridized carbon atoms. Definitive evidence for carbyne has remained elusive despite its synthesis and preparation in the laboratory. Given the remarkable technological breakthroughs offered by other allotropes of carbon, including diamond, graphite, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, interest in carbyne and its unusual potential properties remains intense. We report the first synthesis of carbyne with finite length, which is clearly composed of alternating single bonds and triple bonds, using a novel process involving laser ablation in liquid. Spectroscopic analyses confirm that the product is the structure of sp hybridization with alternating carbon-carbon single bonds and triple bonds and capped by hydrogen. We observe purple-blue fluorescence emissions from the gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of carbyne. Condensed-phase carbyne crystals have a hexagonal lattice and resemble the white crystalline powder produced by drying a carbyne solution. We also establish that the combination of gold and alcohol is crucial to carbyne formation because carbon-hydrogen bonds can be cleaved with the help of gold catalysts under the favorable thermodynamic environment provided by laser ablation in liquid and because the unique configuration of two carbon atoms in an alcohol molecule matches the elementary entity of carbyne. This laboratory synthesis of carbyne will enable the exploration of its properties and applications. PMID:26601318

  7. Transmission properties of one-dimensional ternary plasma photonic crystals

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    Shiveshwari, Laxmi; Awasthi, S. K.

    2015-09-01

    Omnidirectional photonic band gaps (PBGs) are found in one-dimensional ternary plasma photonic crystals (PPC) composed of single negative metamaterials. The band characteristics and transmission properties are investigated through the transfer matrix method. We show that the proposed structure can trap light in three-dimensional space due to the elimination of Brewster's angle transmission resonance allowing the existence of complete PBG. The results are discussed in terms of incident angle, layer thickness, dielectric constant of the dielectric material, and number of unit cells (N) for TE and TM polarizations. It is seen that PBG characteristics is apparent even in an N ≥ 2 system, which is weakly sensitive to the incident angle and completely insensitive to the polarization. Finite PPC could be used for multichannel transmission filter without introducing any defect in the geometry. We show that the locations of the multichannel transmission peaks are in the allowed band of the infinite structure. The structure can work as a single or multichannel filter by varying the number of unit cells. Binary PPC can also work as a polarization sensitive tunable filter.

  8. Solitary Wave in One-dimensional Buckyball System at Nanoscale.

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    Xu, Jun; Zheng, Bowen; Liu, Yilun

    2016-01-01

    We have studied the stress wave propagation in one-dimensional (1-D) nanoscopic buckyball (C60) system by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and quantitative modeling. Simulation results have shown that solitary waves are generated and propagating in the buckyball system through impacting one buckyball at one end of the buckyball chain. We have found the solitary wave behaviors are closely dependent on the initial temperature and impacting speed of the buckyball chain. There are almost no dispersion and dissipation of the solitary waves (stationary solitary wave) for relatively low temperature and high impacting speed. While for relatively high temperature and low impacting speed the profile of the solitary waves is highly distorted and dissipated after propagating several tens of buckyballs. A phase diagram is proposed to describe the effect of the temperature and impacting speed on the solitary wave behaviors in buckyball system. In order to quantitatively describe the wave behavior in buckyball system, a simple nonlinear-spring model is established, which can describe the MD simulation results at low temperature very well. The results presented in this work may lay a solid step towards the further understanding and manipulation of stress wave propagation and impact energy mitigation at nanoscale. PMID:26891624

  9. A Smart Colorful Supercapacitor with One Dimensional Photonic Crystals

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    Liu, Cihui; Liu, Xing; Xuan, Hongyun; Ren, Jiaoyu; Ge, Liqin

    2015-01-01

    To meet the pressing demands for portable and flexible equipment in contemporary society, developing flexible, lightweight, and sustainable supercapacitor systems with large power densities, long cycle life, and ease of strongly required. However, estimating the state-of-charge of existing supercapacitors is difficult, and thus their service life is limited. In this study, we fabricate a flexible color indicative supercapacitor device with mesoporous polyaniline (mPANI)/Poly(N-Isopropyl acrylamide-Graphene Oxide-Acrylic Acid) (P(NiPPAm-GO-AA)) one dimensional photonic crystals (1DPCs) as the electrode material through a low-cost, eco-friendly, and scalable fabrication process. We found that the state-of-charge could be monitored by the structural color oscillation due to the change in the photonic band gap position of the 1DPCs. The flexible 1DPCs supercapacitor is thin at 3 mm and exhibits good specific capacitance of 22.6 F g−1 with retention of 91.1% after 3,000 cycles. This study shows the application of the 1DPCs supercapacitor as a visual ultrathin power source. The technology may find many applications in future wearable electronics. PMID:26689375

  10. Solitary Wave in One-dimensional Buckyball System at Nanoscale

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    Xu, Jun; Zheng, Bowen; Liu, Yilun

    2016-01-01

    We have studied the stress wave propagation in one-dimensional (1-D) nanoscopic buckyball (C60) system by molecular dynamics (MD) simulation and quantitative modeling. Simulation results have shown that solitary waves are generated and propagating in the buckyball system through impacting one buckyball at one end of the buckyball chain. We have found the solitary wave behaviors are closely dependent on the initial temperature and impacting speed of the buckyball chain. There are almost no dispersion and dissipation of the solitary waves (stationary solitary wave) for relatively low temperature and high impacting speed. While for relatively high temperature and low impacting speed the profile of the solitary waves is highly distorted and dissipated after propagating several tens of buckyballs. A phase diagram is proposed to describe the effect of the temperature and impacting speed on the solitary wave behaviors in buckyball system. In order to quantitatively describe the wave behavior in buckyball system, a simple nonlinear-spring model is established, which can describe the MD simulation results at low temperature very well. The results presented in this work may lay a solid step towards the further understanding and manipulation of stress wave propagation and impact energy mitigation at nanoscale. PMID:26891624

  11. One-dimensional nanoferroic rods; synthesis and characterization

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    Ahmed, M. A.; Seddik, U.; Okasha, N.; Imam, N. G.

    2015-11-01

    One-dimensional nanoferroic rods of BaTiO3 were synthesized by improved citrate auto-combustion technology using tetrabutyl titanate. X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) have been used to characterize the prepared sample. The results indicated that the crystal structure of BaTiO3 is tetragonal phase with an average crystallite size of 47nm. SEM image gives a cauliflower-like morphology of the agglomerated nanorods. The stoichiometry of the chemical composition of the BaTiO3 ceramic was confirmed by EDX. TEM micrograph exhibited that BaTiO3 nanoparticles have rod-like shape with an average length of 120nm and width of 43nm. AFM was used to investigate the surface topography and its roughness. The topography image in 3D showed that the BaTiO3 particles have a rod shape with an average particle size of 116nm which in agreement with 3D TEM result.

  12. Using the NASA GRC Sectored-One-Dimensional Combustor Simulation

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    Paxson, Daniel E.; Mehta, Vishal R.

    2014-01-01

    The document is a user manual for the NASA GRC Sectored-One-Dimensional (S-1-D) Combustor Simulation. It consists of three sections. The first is a very brief outline of the mathematical and numerical background of the code along with a description of the non-dimensional variables on which it operates. The second section describes how to run the code and includes an explanation of the input file. The input file contains the parameters necessary to establish an operating point as well as the associated boundary conditions (i.e. how it is fed and terminated) of a geometrically configured combustor. It also describes the code output. The third section describes the configuration process and utilizes a specific example combustor to do so. Configuration consists of geometrically describing the combustor (section lengths, axial locations, and cross sectional areas) and locating the fuel injection point and flame region. Configuration requires modifying the source code and recompiling. As such, an executable utility is included with the code which will guide the requisite modifications and insure that they are done correctly.

  13. Screw dislocation-driven growth of one-dimensional nanomaterials

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    Meng, Fei

    Nanoscience and nanotechnology are impacting our lives in many ways, from electronic and photonic devices to biosensors. They also hold the promise of tackling the renewable energy challenges facing us. However, one limiting scientific challenge is the effective and efficient bottom-up synthesis of nanomaterials. In this thesis, we discuss the fundamental theories of screw dislocation-driven growth of various nanostructures including one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, two-dimensional nanoplates, and three-dimensional hierarchical tree-like nanostructures. We then introduce the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques to structurally characterize the dislocation-driven nanomaterials for future searching and identifying purposes. We summarize the guidelines for rationally designing the dislocation-driven growth and discuss specific examples to illustrate how to implement the guidelines. We also show that dislocation growth is a general and versatile mechanism that can be used to grow a variety of nanomaterials via distinct reaction chemistry and synthetic methods. The fundamental investigation and development of dislocation-driven growth of nanomaterials will create a new dimension to the rational design and synthesis of increasingly complex nanomaterials.

  14. Excited states of quasi-one-dimensional hexagonal quantum antiferromagnets

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    Merdan, M.; Xian, Y.

    2013-05-01

    We investigate the excited states of the quasi-one-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets on hexagonal lattices, including the longitudinal modes based on the magnon-density waves. A model Hamiltonian with a uniaxial single-ion anisotropy is first studied by a spin wave theory based on the one-boson method; the ground state thus obtained is employed for the study of the longitudinal modes. The full energy spectra of both the transverse modes (i.e., magnons) and the longitudinal modes are obtained as functions of the nearest-neighbor coupling and the anisotropy constants. We have found two longitudinal modes due to the noncollinear nature of the triangular antiferromagnetic order, similar to that of the phenomenological field theory approach by Affleck. The excitation energy gaps due to the anisotropy and the energy gaps of the longitudinal modes without anisotropy are then investigated. We then compare our results for the longitudinal energy gaps at the magnetic wave vectors with the experimental results for several antiferromagnetic compounds with both integer and noninteger spin quantum numbers, and we find good agreement after the higher-order contributions are included in our calculations.

  15. The dynamics of one-dimensional excitons in liquids

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    van Burgel, Mirjam; Wiersma, Douwe A.; Duppen, Koos

    1995-01-01

    The properties of excitons in one-dimensional molecular aggregates, dissolved at room temperature in a liquid, were studied by means of femtosecond nonlinear optical experiments. Both the one-exciton band (i.e., Frenkel-excitons) and multiexciton bands contribute to the observed nonlinear optical response. The rapid motions in the liquid lead to ultrafast perturbations of the molecular energy levels. This localizes the excitons on limited sections of the chains of aggregated molecules. Ultrafast frequency-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy on the lowest two exciton bands was employed to determine the delocalization length of the optical excitations. The kinetics of the exciton populations was measured by ultrafast grating scattering experiments and time-resolved single photon counting. A model is described in which the multiexciton bands act as doorway states in the exciton-exciton annihilation process. These bands thereby determine the population decay of the Frenkel excitons at high excitation densities. Room temperature photon echo experiments show that stochastic perturbations of the exciton transition frequencies occur on two distinct time scales. In particular the slow components of the fluctuations are affected by motional narrowing, associated with the exciton delocalization length. It is therefore argued that the optical dephasing of excitons is directly related to the spatial extent of the excitation on the aggregate chain.

  16. Negative Refraction Angular Characterization in One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

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    Lugo, Jesus Eduardo; Doti, Rafael; Faubert, Jocelyn

    2011-01-01

    Background Photonic crystals are artificial structures that have periodic dielectric components with different refractive indices. Under certain conditions, they abnormally refract the light, a phenomenon called negative refraction. Here we experimentally characterize negative refraction in a one dimensional photonic crystal structure; near the low frequency edge of the fourth photonic bandgap. We compare the experimental results with current theory and a theory based on the group velocity developed here. We also analytically derived the negative refraction correctness condition that gives the angular region where negative refraction occurs. Methodology/Principal Findings By using standard photonic techniques we experimentally determined the relationship between incidence and negative refraction angles and found the negative refraction range by applying the correctness condition. In order to compare both theories with experimental results an output refraction correction was utilized. The correction uses Snell's law and an effective refractive index based on two effective dielectric constants. We found good agreement between experiment and both theories in the negative refraction zone. Conclusions/Significance Since both theories and the experimental observations agreed well in the negative refraction region, we can use both negative refraction theories plus the output correction to predict negative refraction angles. This can be very useful from a practical point of view for space filtering applications such as a photonic demultiplexer or for sensing applications. PMID:21494332

  17. A 1D anionic coordination polymer showing superior Congo Red sorption and its dye composite exhibiting remarkably enhanced photocurrent response.

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    Wu, Bing; Zhang, Wen-Hua; Ren, Zhi-Gang; Lang, Jian-Ping

    2015-10-14

    Instant adsorption of Congo Red (CR) by a 1D coordination polymer, [(H2L)0.5][Zn(1,2,3-BTA)(H2O)]2H2O (12H2O), leads to the formation of a unique dye composite 10.75CR6H2O, which demonstrates a remarkably enhanced photocurrent response compared to that of its precursor. PMID:26303114

  18. Cu{sup II} coordination polymers based on 5-methoxyisophthalate and flexible N-donor ligands: Structures and magnetic properties

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    Chang, Xin-Hong; Qin, Jian-Hua; Ma, Lu-Fang; Wang, Li-Ya

    2014-04-01

    Three Cu{sup II} coordination polymers, ([Cu{sub 2}(CH{sub 3}O-ip){sub 2}(bmib)]){sub n} (1), ([Cu{sub 2}(CH{sub 3}O-ip){sub 2}(bmib){sub 2}]){sub n} (2) and ([Cu(CH{sub 3}O-ip)(bbip)]?2H{sub 2}O){sub n} (3) (CH{sub 3}O-H{sub 2}ip is 5-methoxyisophthalic acid, bmib is 1,4-bis(2-methylimidazol-1-yl)butane and bbip is 1,3-bis(1H-benzimidazolyl)propane), have been synthesized by hydrothermal methods. Complexes 13 were structurally characterized by elemental analysis, infrared (IR) spectra and X-ray single-crystal diffraction. Complex 1 shows a 3D six-connected self-penetrating network based on paddlewheel secondary building units. Complex 2 has a 3-fold interpenetrating 3D diamond framework. Complex 3 possesses a 1D tube-like chain. Thermo-gravimetric and magnetic properties of 13 were also investigated. - Graphical abstract: Structures and magnetic properties of copper(II) coordination polymers constructed from 5-methoxyisophthalate linker and two flexible N-donor ancillary ligands. Three copper(II) coordination polymers with 5-methoxyisophthalate and two related flexible N-donor ancillary ligands have been synthesized and structurally characterized. Moreover, thermal behaviors and magnetic properties of these complexes have also been investigated. - Highlights: Three Cu(II) coordination polymers were synthesized. The conformations of N-donor ligands and pH value have an effect on the final structures. The magnetic properties of 13 have been investigated.

  19. Fabrication of spinel one-dimensional architectures by single-spinneret electrospinning for energy storage applications.

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    Peng, Shengjie; Li, Linlin; Hu, Yuxiang; Srinivasan, Madhavi; Cheng, Fangyi; Chen, Jun; Ramakrishna, Seeram

    2015-02-24

    A facile and general method is developed to fabricate one-dimensional (1D) spinel composite oxides with complex architectures by using a facile single-spinneret electrospinning technique. It is found that precursor polymers and heating rates could control the structures of the products, such as 1D solid, nanotube and tube-in-tubes structures. Especially, the tube-in-tube structures have been successfully fabricated for various mixed metal oxide, including CoMn2O4, NiCo2O4, CoFe2O4, NiMn2O4 and ZnMn2O4. Benefiting from the unique structure features, the tube-in-tube hollow nanostructures possess superior electrochemical performances in asymmetric supercapacitors and Li-O2 batteries. PMID:25602640

  20. Novel tin supramolecular compounds and coordination polymers: Influence of aromatic dicarboxylates on the crystal structures

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    Wibowo, Arief C.; Smith, Mark D.; zur Loye, Hans-Conrad

    2011-03-01

    Six tin based coordination compounds containing pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylate (pydc), terephthalate (ta), or naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate (ndc) ligands have been synthesized hydro-/solvo-thermally and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1 and 2 are polymorphs with chemical composition of Sn(Hpydc) 2 and have strikingly different 1D supramolecular structures due to the different linking mode of the monoprotonated pydc ligand. Compound 1, the major phase, crystallizes in the space group P2 1/ n ( a = 16.4038(8) , b = 48.092(2) , c = 19.0217(9) , ? = 90.066(1)) and compound 2, the minor phase, crystallizes in the space group P2 1/ n ( a = 9.680(3) , b = 12.793(4) , c = 12.591(4) , ? = 108.703(7)). Compound 3, Sn(pydc)(DMF), crystallizes in the space group P2 1/ c ( a = 11.4932(6) , b = 8.4885(5) , c = 12.0493(6) , ? = 100.568(1),) with infinite 1D helical chains extended along the crystallographic b-axis. Compound 4, Sn 2(O)(pydc), crystallizes in the space group C2/ c ( a = 13.5948(14) , b = 6.6759(7) , c = 20.200(2) , ? = 90.007(2)), and is a 3D coordination polymer that contains edge-shared Sn 4O 2 clusters arranged into 1D stair-like structures that are stacked to form small channels. Compound 5, Sn 3(O)(ta) 2, which crystallizes in the space group P ?1 ( a = 6.9436(6) , b = 7.1505(6) , c = 19.1353(16) , ? = 83.714(1), ? = 89.686(1), ? = 64.034(1)) and compound 6, Sn 3(O)(ndc) 2, which crystallizes in the space group P ?1 ( a = 7.0892(10) , b = 7.2714(10) , c = 23.400(3) , ? = 86.699(2), ? = 85.914(2), ? = 63.423(2)), are structurally related and form tin oxide layers consisting of bridged Sn 3O clusters, that are connected to adjacent layers by the ta and ndc ligands, respectively.

  1. Series of mixed uranyl-lanthanide (Ce, Nd) organic coordination polymers with aromatic polycarboxylates linkers.

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    Mihalcea, Ionut; Volkringer, Christophe; Henry, Natacha; Loiseau, Thierry

    2012-09-17

    Three series of mixed uranyl-lanthanide (Ce or Nd) carboxylate coordination polymers have been successfully synthesized by means of a hydrothermal route using either conventional or microwave heating methods. These compounds have been prepared from mixtures of uranyl nitrate, lanthanide nitrate together with phthalic acid (1,2), pyromellitic acid (3,4), or mellitic acid (5,6) in aqueous solution. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) single-crystal revealed that the phthalate complex (UO(2))(4)O(2)Ln(H(2)O)(7)(1,2-bdc)(4)NH(4)xH(2)O (Ln = Ce(1), Nd(2); x = 1 for 1, x = 0 for 2), is based on the connection of tetranuclear uranyl-centered building blocks linked to discrete monomeric units LnO(2)(H(2)O)(7) via the organic species to generate infinite chains, intercalated by free ammonium cations. The pyromellitate phase (UO(2))(3)Ln(2)(H(2)O)(12)(btec)(3)5H(2)O (Ce(3), Nd(4)) contains layers of monomeric uranyl-centered hexagonal and pentagonal bipyramids linked via the carboxylate arms of the organic molecules. The three-dimensionality of the structure is ensured by the connection of remaining free carboxylate groups with isolated monomeric units LnO(2)(H(2)O)(7). The network of the third series (UO(2))(2)(OH)Ln(H(2)O)(7)(mel)5H(2)O (Ce(5), Nd(6)) is built up from dinuclear uranyl units forming layers through connection with the mellitate ligands, which are further linked to each other through discrete monomers LnO(3)(H(2)O)(6). The thermal decomposition of the various coordination complexes led to the formation of mixed uranium-lanthanide oxide, with the fluorite-type structure at 1500 C (for 1, 2) or 1400 C for 3-6. Expected U/Ln ratio from the crystal structures were observed for compounds 1-6. PMID:22931214

  2. Synthesis, characterization and photoluminescence properties of two new europium(III) coordination polymers with 3D open framework

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    Zhang, Guoqi; Wang, Qian; Qian, Yan; Yang, Guoqiang; Shi Ma, Jin

    2006-08-01

    The 3D open framework coordination polymers, [Eu 2( fum) 3(H 2O) 4] n3 nH 2O ( 1, fum=fumaric acid) and [Eu( pdc)(H pdc)] n ( 2, pdc=pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid) have been synthesized via hydrothermal procedure. Their molecular structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Polymer 1 adopts a 3D microporous structure filled with disordered free water molecules which interact by hydrogen bonds with terminal water bound to the metal centers. IR spectroscopy, TGA and powder X-ray diffraction analysis revealed that the remarkable dehydration-rehydration process of open-framework 1 is completely reversible. Polymer 2 forms a 3D framework composed of 2D grid-like inorganic subnetworks and pdc ligands as linkers. This solid is highly stable up to 405 C. The solid-state photoluminescence measurements exhibited red light-emitting characteristic of two europium(III) coordination polymers. Moreover, the anhydrous products were found to be more strongly fluorescent and be of longer lifetime.

  3. Enumeration of one-dimensional crystal structures obtained from a minimum of diffraction intensities.

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    Al-Asadi, Ahmed; Chudin, Eugene; Tsodikov, Oleg V

    2012-05-01

    A central problem in crystallography is crystal structure determination directly from diffraction intensities. For structures of small molecules, this problem has been addressed by probabilistic direct methods that allow one to obtain the structure coordinates with a high degree of certainty given a sufficiently large set of intensities. In contrast, deterministic algebraic methods that could guarantee a solution and may be applicable to macromolecules have not yet emerged. In this study a basic algebraic question is posed: how many crystal structures can be obtained from a given set of intensities? Recently, by using a new origin definition and the method of elementary symmetrical polynomials, all small (N ≤ 4 atoms) one-dimensional crystal structures that could be obtained from the minimum set of N - 1 lowest-resolution intensities were enumerated. Here, by using methods of modern algebraic geometry the maximum number of one-dimensional crystal structures that can be determined from the minimum set of intensities for N > 4 is obtained. It is demonstrated that this ambiguity increases exponentially with the increasing number of atoms in the structure N (~4(N)/N(3/2) for N > 1) and includes non-homometric structures. Therefore, a minimum set of intensities, even in principle, is insufficient for structure determination for all but very small structures. PMID:22514062

  4. Thermodynamically metastable thiocyanato coordination polymer that shows slow relaxations of the magnetization.

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    Werner, Julia; Rams, Micha?; Tomkowicz, Zbigniew; Run?evski, Tom?e; Dinnebier, Robert E; Suckert, Stefan; Nther, Christian

    2015-03-16

    Reaction of cobalt thiocyanate with 4-acetylpyridine leads to the formation of [Co(NCS)2(4-acetylpyridine)2]n (3/I). In its crystal structure the Co cations are connected by pairs of ?-1,3-bridging thiocyanato ligands into dimers that are further connected into layers by single anionic ligands. DTA-TG measurements of Co(NCS)2(4-acetyl-pyridine)4 (1) led to the formation of 3/I. In contrast, when the hydrate Co(NCS)2(4-acetyl-pyridine)2(H2O)2 (2) is decomposed, a mixture of 3/I and a thermodynamically metastable form 3/II is obtained. Further investigations reveal that thermal annealing of 2 leads to the formation of 3/II, that contains only traces of the stable form 3/I. DSC and temperature dependent X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) measurements prove that 3/II transforms into 3/I on heating. The crystal structure of 3/II was determined ab initio from XRPD data. In its crystal structure the Co cations are linked by pairs of bridging thiocyanato anions into a 1D coordination polymer, and thus, 3/II is an isomer of 3/I. Magnetic measurements disclose that the stable form 3/I only shows paramagnetism without any magnetic anomaly down to 2 K. In contrast, the metastable form 3/II shows ferromagnetic behavior. The phase transition into ordered state at Tc = 3.8 K was confirmed by specific heat measurements. Alternating current susceptibility measurements show frequency dependent maxima in ?' and ??, which is indicative for a slow relaxation of the magnetization. PMID:25741770

  5. One dimensional blood flow in a planetocentric orbit

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    Haranas, Ioannis; Gkigkitzis, Ioannis

    2012-05-01

    All life on earth is accustomed to the presence of gravity. When gravity is altered, biological processes can go awry. It is of great importance to ensure safety during a spaceflight. Long term exposure to microgravity can trigger detrimental physiological responses in the human body. Fluid redistribution coupled with fluid loss is one of the effects. In particular, in microgravity blood volume is shifted towards the thorax and head. Sympathetic nervous system-induced vasoconstriction is needed to maintain arterial pressure, while venoconstriction limits venous pooling of blood prevents further reductions in venous return of blood to the heart. In this paper, we modify an existing one dimensional blood flow model with the inclusion of the hydrostatic pressure gradient that further depends on the gravitational field modified by the oblateness and rotation of the Earth. We find that the velocity of the blood flow VB is inversely proportional to the blood specific volume d, also proportional to the oblateness harmonic coefficient J2, the angular velocity of the Earth ?E, and finally proportional to an arbitrary constant c. For c = -0.39073 and ?H = -0.5 mmHg, all orbits result to less blood flow velocities than that calculated on the surface of the Earth. From all considered orbits, elliptical polar orbit of eccentricity e = 0.2 exhibit the largest flow velocity VB = 1.031 m/s, followed by the orbits of inclination i = 45and 0. The Earth's oblateness and its rotation contribute a 0.7% difference to the blood flow velocity.

  6. One-dimensional overdriven detonations with branched-chain kinetics

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    Snchez, Antonio L.; Carretero, Manuel; Clavin, Paul; Williams, Forman A.

    2001-03-01

    The dynamics of time-dependent, planar propagation of gaseous detonations is addressed on the basis of a three-step chemistry model that describes branched-chain processes. Relevant nondimensional parameters are the ratio of the heat release to the thermal enthalpy at the Neumann state, the nondimensional activation energies for the initiation and branching steps, the ratio of the branching time to the initiation time and the ratio of the branching time to the recombination time. The limit of strong overdrive is considered, in which pressure remains constant downstream from the leading shock in the first approximation, and the ratio of specific heats ? is taken to be near unity. A two-term expansion in the strong overdrive factor is introduced, and an integral equation is derived describing the nonlinear dynamics and exhibiting a bifurcation parameter, the reciprocal of the product of (?-1), the nondimensional heat release and the nondimensional branching activation energy, with an acoustic correction. A stability analysis shows that, depending on values of the parameters, either the mode of lowest frequency or a mode of higher frequency may be most unstable. Numerical integrations exhibit different conditions under which oscillations die, low-frequency oscillations prevail, high-frequency oscillations prevail, highly nonlinear oscillations persist, or detonation failure occurs. This type of parametric analysis is feasible because of the relative simplicity of the model, which still is more realistic than a one-step, Arrhenius chemical approximation. In particular, by addressing the limit of slow radical recombination compared with branching, explicit results are derived for the critical value of the bifurcation parameter, involving the ratio of the recombination time to the induction time. The results help to clarify the general nature of one-dimensional detonation instability and provide simplifications that can be employed in efficiently relating gaseous detonation behavior to the true underlying chemistry.

  7. Spatial modes in one-dimensional models for capillary jets

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    Guerrero, J.; González, H.; García, F. J.

    2016-03-01

    One-dimensional (1D) models are widely employed to simplify the analysis of axisymmetric capillary jets. These models postulate that, for slender deformations of the free surface, the radial profile of the axial velocity can be approximated as uniform (viscous slice, averaged, and Cosserat models) or parabolic (parabolic model). In classical works on spatial stability analysis with 1D models, considerable misinterpretation was generated about the modes yielded by each model. The already existing physical analysis of three-dimensional (3D) axisymmetric spatial modes enables us to relate these 1D spatial modes to the exact 3D counterparts. To do so, we address the surface stimulation problem, which can be treated as linear, by considering the effect of normal and tangential stresses to perturb the jet. A Green's function for a spatially local stimulation having a harmonic time dependence provides the general formalism to describe any time-periodic stimulation. The Green's function of this signaling problem is known to be a superposition of the spatial modes, but in fact these modes are of fundamental nature, i.e., not restricted to the surface stimulation problem. The smallness of the wave number associated with each mode is the criterion to validate or invalidate the 1D approaches. The proposed axial-velocity profiles (planar or parabolic) also have a remarkable influence on the outcomes of each 1D model. We also compare with the classical 3D results for (i) conditions for absolute instability, and (ii) the amplitude of the unstable mode resulting from both normal and tangential surface stress stimulation. Incidentally, as a previous task, we need to re-deduce 1D models in order to include eventual stresses of various possible origins (electrohydrodynamic, thermocapillary, etc.) applied on the free surface, which were not considered in the previous general formulations.

  8. Heterolayered, one-dimensional nanobuilding block mat batteries.

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    Choi, Keun-Ho; Cho, Sung-Ju; Chun, Sang-Jin; Yoo, Jong Tae; Lee, Chang Kee; Kim, Woong; Wu, Qinglin; Park, Sang-Bum; Choi, Don-Ha; Lee, Sun-Young; Lee, Sang-Young

    2014-10-01

    The rapidly approaching smart/wearable energy era necessitates advanced rechargeable power sources with reliable electrochemical properties and versatile form factors. Here, as a unique and promising energy storage system to address this issue, we demonstrate a new class of heterolayered, one-dimensional (1D) nanobuilding block mat (h-nanomat) battery based on unitized separator/electrode assembly (SEA) architecture. The unitized SEAs consist of wood cellulose nanofibril (CNF) separator membranes and metallic current collector-/polymeric binder-free electrodes comprising solely single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)-netted electrode active materials (LiFePO4 (cathode) and Li4Ti5O12 (anode) powders are chosen as model systems to explore the proof of concept for h-nanomat batteries). The nanoporous CNF separator plays a critical role in securing the tightly interlocked electrode-separator interface. The SWNTs in the SEAs exhibit multifunctional roles as electron conductive additives, binders, current collectors and also non-Faradaic active materials. This structural/physicochemical uniqueness of the SEAs allows significant improvements in the mass loading of electrode active materials, electron transport pathways, electrolyte accessibility and misalignment-proof of separator/electrode interface. As a result, the h-nanomat batteries, which are easily fabricated by stacking anode SEA and cathode SEA, provide unprecedented advances in the electrochemical performance, shape flexibility and safety tolerance far beyond those achievable with conventional battery technologies. We anticipate that the h-nanomat batteries will open 1D nanobuilding block-driven new architectural design/opportunity for development of next-generation energy storage systems. PMID:25226349

  9. Tunneling dynamics of two interacting one-dimensional particles

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    Gharashi, Seyed Ebrahim; Blume, D.

    2015-09-01

    We present one-dimensional simulation results for the cold-atom tunneling experiments by the Heidelberg group [Zürn et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 075303 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.075303; Zürn et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 175302 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.175302] on one or two 6Li atoms confined by a potential that consists of an approximately harmonic optical trap plus a linear magnetic-field gradient. At the noninteracting particle level, we find that the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation may not be used as a reliable tool to extract the trapping potential parameters from the experimentally measured tunneling data. We use our numerical calculations along with the experimental tunneling rates for the noninteracting system to reparametrize the trapping potential. The reparametrized trapping potentials serve as input for our simulations of two interacting particles. For two interacting (distinguishable) atoms on the upper branch, we reproduce the experimentally measured tunneling rates, which vary over several orders of magnitude, fairly well. For infinitely strong interaction strength, we compare the time dynamics with that of two identical fermions and discuss the implications of fermionization on the dynamics. For two attractively interacting atoms on the molecular branch, we find that single-particle tunneling dominates for weakly attractive interactions, while pair tunneling dominates for strongly attractive interactions. Our first set of calculations yields qualitative but not quantitative agreement with the experimentally measured tunneling rates. We obtain quantitative agreement with the experimentally measured tunneling rates if we allow for a weakened radial confinement.

  10. Moment-Preserving SN Discretizations for the One-Dimensional Fokker-Planck Equation

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    Warsa, James S.; Prinja, Anil K.

    2012-06-14

    The Fokker-Planck equation: (1) Describes the transport and interactions of charged particles, (2) Many small-angle scattering collisions, (3) Asymptotic limit of the Boltzmann equation (Pomraning, 1992), and (4) The Boltzmann collision operator becomes the angular Laplacian. SN angular discretization: (1) Angular flux is collocated at the SN quadrature points, (2) The second-order derivatives in the Laplacian term must be discretized, and (3) Weighted finite-difference method preserves zeroth and first moments (Morel, 1985). Moment-preserving methods: (1) Collocate the Fokker-Planck operator at the SN quadrature points, (2) Develop several related and/or equivalent methods, and (3) Motivated by discretizations for the angular derivative appearing in the transport equation in one-dimensional spherical coordinates.

  11. Statistical properties of chaos demonstrated in a class of one-dimensional maps

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    Csords, Andrs; Gyrgyi, Gza; Szpfalusy, Pter; Tl, Tams

    1993-01-01

    One-dimensional maps with complete grammar are investigated in both permanent and transient chaotic cases. The discussion focuses on statistical characteristics such as Lyapunov exponent, generalized entropies and dimensions, free energies, and their finite size corrections. Our approach is based on the eigenvalue problem of generalized Frobenius-Perron operators, which are treated numerically as well as by perturbative and other analytical methods. The examples include the universal chaos function relevant near the period doubling threshold. Special emphasis is put on the entropies and their decay rates because of their invariance under the most general class of coordinate changes. Phase-transition-like phenomena at the border state of chaos due to intermittency and super instability are presented.

  12. Crystal structure of a new homochiral one-dimensional zincophosphate containing l-methionine

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    Chouat, Nadjet; Hasnaoui, Mohammed Abdelkrim; Sassi, Mohamed; Bengueddach, Abdelkader; Lusvardi, Gigliola; Cornia, Andrea

    2015-01-01

    catena-Poly[[(l-methionine-?O)zinc]-?3-(hydrogen phosphato)-?3 O:O?:O??], [Zn{PO3(OH)}(C5H11NO2S)]n, a new one-dimensional homochiral zincophosphate, was hydrothermally synthesized using l-methionine as a structure-directing agent. The compound consists of a network of ZnO4 and (HO)PO3 tetrahedra that form ladder-like chains of edge-fused Zn2P2O4 rings propagating parallel to [100]. The chains are decorated on each side by zwitterionic l-methionine ligands, which interact with the inorganic framework via ZnO coordination bonds. The structure displays interchain NH?O and OH?S hydrogen bonds. PMID:26279879

  13. Entanglement Properties of the Two-Electron Quasi-One Dimensional Gaussian Quantum Dot

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    Kuro?, Arkadiusz; Okopi?ska, Anna

    2015-12-01

    We analyze the entanglement characteristics of the quasi one-dimensional quantum dot containing two Coulombically interacting electrons in an inverted Gaussian potential. The linear entropy of the lowest energy states is calculated in the whole range of the effective interaction strength g for different parameters of the longitudinal potential and the lateral radius of the quantum dot. We employ the configuration interaction method with complex-coordinate rotation, since the considered states become autoionizing resonances at the interaction strength above the critical value g th . We study the dependence of the linear entropy on the parameters of the quantum dot and discuss how the stability properties of the system are characterized by the entanglement between the electrons.

  14. One-dimensional extended defects in epitaxial graphene with metallic properties

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    Lahiri, Jayeeta; Lin, You; Bozkurt, Pinar; Oleynik, Ivan; Batzill, Matthias

    2010-03-01

    Extended one dimensional line defects with metallic electronic properties are described. These defects have been formed in epitaxial graphene on Ni(111) surfaces and are the consequence of domain boundaries between graphene-sheets occupying different registry relative to the nickel substrate. The domain boundary forms a reconstructed line defect with a repeat unit of one octagon and a pair of pentagons. All the atoms in the defect are sp^2 hybridized three-fold coordinated carbon and thus do not exhibit any dangling bonds. DFT calculations indicate that these defect lines exhibit similar flat band states at the Fermi-level as zigzag-edge states in nanoribbons. STM-imaging indicates a bright contrast surrounding these defects, which we attribute to the decaying wave function of the defect states and its associated self-doping effect in the surrounding graphene sheet. This makes this extended defect a metallic wire embedded in a perfect graphene lattice.

  15. Catalyst-site-controlled coordination polymerization of polar vinyl monomers to highly syndiotactic polymers.

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    Zhang, Yuetao; Ning, Yalan; Caporaso, Lucia; Cavallo, Luigi; Chen, Eugene Y-X

    2010-03-01

    This contribution reports a combined synthetic, kinetic, mechanistic, and theoretical/computational study of the recently discovered catalyst-site-controlled coordination polymerization of polar vinyl monomers [such as methyl methacrylate (MMA) and N,N-dimethylacrylamide (DMAA)] into highly syndiotactic polymers. Among the 12 C(s)-ligated ansa-cyclopentadienyl (Cp)-R(2)E(C,Si)-fluorenyl (Flu) group 4 metallocene catalyst systems examined-which varied in metal center, anion structure, bridging atom and substituents, and ligand substitution pattern-cationic ansa-metallocene ester enolate catalyst 6(+)[B(C(6)F(5))(4)](-), derived from the activation of the precatalyst [Ph(2)C(Cp)(2,7-(t)Bu(2)-Flu)]Zr[OC(O(i)Pr)=CMe(2)](2) with [Ph(3)C][B(C(6)F(5))(4)], stood out as the best catalyst in all aspects of the MMA polymerization at room temperature, including the highest activity (1554 h(-1) TOF), efficiency (98% I*), syndiotacticity (94% rr), and control (predicted number-average molecular weight and 1.14 molecular weight distribution). Kinetic and mechanistic results are consistent with a catalyst-site-controlled, monometallic coordination-addition mechanism, involving fast intramolecular addition within the catalyst-monomer complex leading to the resting eight-membered ester enolate chelate, followed by the rate-limiting ring-opening of the chelate to regenerate the active species. This work has also uncovered several unique features of this polymerization system that are in marked contrast to the propylene polymerization by analogous C(s)-ligated cationic alkyl catalysts: a constant syndiotacticity of PMMA produced over a wide polymerization temperature range (i.e., from 0 degrees C, 94% rr to 25 degrees C, 94% rr to 50 degrees C, 93% rr); insensitivity of its high activity, degree of control, and stereoselectivity to solvent polarity and structure of weakly coordinating anions; and deviation from a pure site-control mechanism at high [MMA]/[catalyst] ratios. Computational results provide theoretical support for the proposed monomer-assisted, catalyst-site epimerization, after an enantiofacial mistake, to a thermodynamically more stable resting state, which accounts for the observed higher than expected [mr] contents based on a pure site-controlled mechanism. DFT calculations rationalize why the Ph(2)C< bridged catalyst 6 exhibits higher stereoselectivity than other catalysts with the Me(2)C< or Me(2)Si< bridge: the bridge rigidity pushes the eta(3)-bound Flu ligand closer to the growing chain and the monomer, thereby increasing DeltaE(stereo) between the competing transition states for the addition of a monomer molecule to the opposite (correct and wrong) enantiofaces of the enolate growing chain. The relative polymerization activity of this catalyst series is shown to correlate with the relative energetics of the back-biting of the penultimate unit and ion-pair formation. PMID:20121281

  16. Highly efficient stabilisation of meta-ethynylpyridine polymers with amide side chains in water by coordination of rare-earth metals.

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    Makida, Hiroki; Abe, Hajime; Inouye, Masahiko

    2015-02-14

    An amphiphilic meta-ethynylpyridine polymer with chiral amide side chains was developed. The polymer was prepared by sequential Sonogashira reactions, and the product was soluble in polar and apolar solvents. The additive effects of metal salts on the polymer were examined in water and aqueous EtOH on the basis of UV-vis and CD spectra. The enhancement of the positive Cotton effect and hypochromism around 360 nm occurred by the addition of various metal salts, indicating the coordination of the cations to the amide side chains of the polymer to stabilise the helical structure. Among them, rare-earth metal salts, especially Sc(OTf)3 showed more efficient additive effects probably because of its strong coordination ability even in water. Positive cooperativity was observed for the coordination of Sc(OTf)3 to the polymer in aqueous EtOH. PMID:25473810

  17. Reduction of All-Atom Protein Folding Dynamics to One-Dimensional Diffusion.

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    Zheng, Wenwei; Best, Robert B

    2015-12-10

    Theoretical models have often modeled protein folding dynamics as diffusion on a low-dimensional free energy surface, a remarkable simplification. However, the accuracy of such an approximation and the number of dimensions required were not clear. For all-atom folding simulations of ten small proteins in explicit solvent we show that the folding dynamics can indeed be accurately described as diffusion on just a single coordinate, the fraction of native contacts (Q). The diffusion models reproduce both folding rates, and finer details such as transition-path durations and diffusive propagators. The Q-averaged diffusion coefficients decrease with chain length, as anticipated from energy landscape theory. Although the Q-diffusion model does not capture transition-path durations for the protein NuG2, we show that this can be accomplished by designing an improved coordinate Qopt. Overall, one-dimensional diffusion on a suitable coordinate turns out to be a remarkably faithful model for the dynamics of the proteins considered. PMID:26601695

  18. Aromatic carboxylate effect on dimensionality of three bis(benzimidazole)-based cobalt(II) coordination polymers: Syntheses, structures and properties

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    Zhang, Ju-Wen; Gong, Chun-Hua; Hou, Li-Li; Tian, Ai-Xiang; Wang, Xiu-Li

    2013-09-01

    Three new metal-organic coordination polymers [Co(4-bbc)2(bbbm)] (1), [Co(3,5-pdc)(bbbm)]2H2O (2) and [Co(1,4-ndc)(bbbm)] (3) (4-Hbbc=4-bromobenzoic acid, 3,5-H2pdc=3,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-H2ndc=1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and bbbm=1,1-(1,4-butanediyl)bis-1H-benzimidazole) were hydrothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Polymer 1 is a 1D chain formed by the bbbm ligands and CoII ions. Polymer 2 exhibits a 2D network with a (345)(32456274) topology. Polymer 3 possesses a 3D three-fold interpenetrating framework. The versatile structures of title polymers indicate that the aromatic carboxylates have an important influence on the dimensionality of 1-3. Moreover, the thermal stability, electrochemical and luminescent properties of 1-3 were investigated.

  19. Control of water molecule aggregations in copper 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate coordination polymers containing pyridyl-piperazine type ligands

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    Qiblawi, Sultan H.; LaDuca, Robert L.

    2014-01-01

    A series of layered divalent copper coordination polymers containing 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate and long-spanning pyridyl-piperazine type ligands exhibits greatly different co-crystallized water molecule aggregations depending on the specific ligands used. Both [Cu(t-14cdc)(4-bpmp)]n (1, t-14cdc = trans-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate, 4-bpmp = bis(4-pyridylmethyl)piperazine) and {[Cu(t-14cdc)(4-bpfp)(H2O)2]6H2O}n (2, 4-bpfp = bis(4-pyridylformyl)piperazine) possess 2D (4,4) coordination polymer grids. However 1 lacks any co-crystallized water and has pinched grid apertures, while 2 manifests infinite water tapes with T6(2)4(2) classification and rectangular grid apertures. {[Cu2(c-14cdc)2(4-bpmp)]2H2O}n (3, c-14cdc = cis-1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate) has [Cu2(c-14cdc)]2 ribbons with paddlewheel dimeric units linked into 2D slabs by 4-bpmp tethers, along with isolated water molecule pairs. In contrast, {[Cu2(c-14cdc)2(4-bpfp)]10H2O}n (4) shows a very similar underlying coordination polymer topology but entrains unique decameric water molecule clusters. The minor product {[Cu2(c-14cdcH)2(t-1,4-cdc)(4-bpfp)2(H2O)2]2H2O}n (5) was isolated along with 4; this compound underwent some in situ cis to trans cyclohexane-dicarboxylate ligand isomerization and exhibits a ladder polymer motif.

  20. Coordination Polymer Flexibility Leads to Polymorphism and Enables a Crystalline Solid–Vapour Reaction: A Multi-technique Mechanistic Study

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    Vitórica-Yrezábal, Iñigo J; Libri, Stefano; Loader, Jason R; Mínguez Espallargas, Guillermo; Hippler, Michael; Fletcher, Ashleigh J; Thompson, Stephen P; Warren, John E; Musumeci, Daniele; Ward, Michael D; Brammer, Lee

    2015-01-01

    Despite an absence of conventional porosity, the 1D coordination polymer [Ag4(O2C(CF2)2CF3)4(TMP)3] (1; TMP=tetramethylpyrazine) can absorb small alcohols from the vapour phase, which insert into Ag–O bonds to yield coordination polymers [Ag4(O2C(CF2)2CF3)4(TMP)3(ROH)2] (1-ROH; R=Me, Et, iPr). The reactions are reversible single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformations. Vapour-solid equilibria have been examined by gas-phase IR spectroscopy (K=5.68(9)×10−5 (MeOH), 9.5(3)×10−6 (EtOH), 6.14(5)×10−5 (iPrOH) at 295 K, 1 bar). Thermal analyses (TGA, DSC) have enabled quantitative comparison of two-step reactions 1-ROH→1→2, in which 2 is the 2D coordination polymer [Ag4(O2C(CF2)2CF3)4(TMP)2] formed by loss of TMP ligands exclusively from singly-bridging sites. Four polymorphic forms of 1 (1-ALT, 1-AHT, 1-BLT and 1-BHT; HT=high temperature, LT=low temperature) have been identified crystallographically. In situ powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) studies of the 1-ROH→1→2 transformations indicate the role of the HT polymorphs in these reactions. The structural relationship between polymorphs, involving changes in conformation of perfluoroalkyl chains and a change in orientation of entire polymers (A versus B forms), suggests a mechanism for the observed reactions and a pathway for guest transport within the fluorous layers. Consistent with this pathway, optical microscopy and AFM studies on single crystals of 1-MeOH/1-AHT show that cracks parallel to the layers of interdigitated perfluoroalkyl chains develop during the MeOH release/uptake process. PMID:25962844