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  1. Local structure of deuterated Ti-Zr alloy

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    Fukunaga, T.; Itoh, K.; Hashi, K.; Aoki, K.

    The Ti-Zr alloy system is isomorphous over the total concentration range. A neutron zero-scattering alloy can be obtained at the composition Ti0.676Zr0.324 because of negative and positive coherent neutron scattering amplitudes of Ti and Zr respectively. A (Ti0.676Zr0.324)D0.31 amorphous alloy was synthesized by mechanical alloying (MA) under a deuterium-gas atmosphere of 0.08 MPa. In contrast, it is found that the MA of Ti and Zr powders under a deuterium-gas atmosphere of 2.0 MPa forms a nano-crystalline (Ti0.676Zr0.324)D1.54 alloy, which is composed of TiH2 and ZrH2 crystalline compounds.

  2. Superelastic properties of biomedical (Ti-Zr)-Mo-Sn alloys.

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    Ijaz, Muhammad Farzik; Kim, Hee Young; Hosoda, Hideki; Miyazaki, Shuichi

    2015-03-01

    A new class of Ti-50Zr base biomedical superelastic alloys was developed in this study. The (Ti-Zr)-Mo-Sn alloys exhibited a shape memory effect and superelastic property by adjusting Mo and Sn contents. The (Ti-Zr)-1.5Mo-3Sn alloy revealed the most stable superelasticity among (Ti-Zr)-(1-2)Mo-(2-4)Sn alloys. The superelastic recovery strain showed a strong dependence on heat treatment temperature after cold working in the (Ti-Zr)-1.5Mo-3Sn alloy. The superelastic recovery strain increased as the heat treatment temperature increased although the critical stress for slip decreased. The (Ti-Zr)-1.5Mo-3Sn alloy heat treated at 1073K exhibited excellent superelastic properties with a large recovery strain as large as 7% which is due to the strong {001}β<110>β recrystallization texture. PMID:25579891

  3. Directional solidification of (Ti, Zr) carbide-(Ti, Zr) diboride eutectics

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    Sorrell, C.C.; Beratan, H.R.; Bradt, R.C.; Stubican, V.C.

    1984-03-01

    The ZrC-ZrB2, ZrC-TiB2, and TiC-TiB2 metal diboride-metal carbide pseudo-binary eutectic systems have been successfully solidified directionally by means of the floating zone method. The first and third of these eutectics possess a morphology consisting of columnar grains of parallel lamellae with interlamellar spacings that adhere to the lambda-squared (R) C relationship, while the second is noted to solidify in a Chinese calligraphy-like morphology of broken and deformed lamellae. This phenomenon may be related to solid solution effects, but it did not prevent the interlamellar spacings from following the aforementioned law. The calligraphic effect's values are larger than those of the other two systems, and the constant, C, is accordingly about an order of magnitude larger. All three of these cubic-hexagonal systems exhibited identical epitaxial relationships. 24 references.

  4. New FCC Mg-Zr and Mg-Zr-ti deuterides obtained by reactive milling

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    Guzik, Matylda N.; Deledda, Stefano; Sørby, Magnus H.; Yartys, Volodymyr A.; Hauback, Bjørn C.

    2015-03-01

    Results for binary Mg-Zr and ternary Mg-Zr-Ti mixtures ball milled at room temperature under reactive deuterium atmosphere (5.6-6.7 MPa) are reported. X-ray and neutron powder diffraction combined with Rietveld refinements show that two new cubic phases were formed during milling. Mg0.40Zr0.60D1.78 and Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98 crystallize with disordered face centered cubic metal atom arrangements. Results of differential scanning calorimetry and termogravimetric measurements demonstrate that both deuterides desorb deuterium at lower temperatures than MgD2, ZrD2 or TiD2; 528 and 575 K in the Mg-Zr-D and Mg-Zr-Ti-D system, respectively. Interestingly, Mg0.40Zr0.26Ti0.34D1.98 stores deuterium reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D2.

  5. Ti- and Zr-based metal-air batteries

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    Van der Ven, Anton; Puchala, Brian; Nagase, Takeshi

    2013-11-01

    We propose a high-temperature, rechargeable metal-air battery that relies on Ti or Zr metal as the anode and the shuttling of oxygen anions between the cathode and the anode through a solid-oxide ion-conducting electrolyte. The cathode has much in common with solid-oxide fuel cells. Key in the proposed battery is the use of Ti or Zr as the anode as these metals are unique in their ability to dissolve oxygen up to concentrations of 33% with minimal structural and volumetric changes. First-principles statistical mechanics calculations predict open circuit voltages around 2.5 V, substantially larger than the open circuit voltage of high-temperature solid-oxide fuel cells. The calculations predict the stability of TiO and ZrO monoxides along with TiOx and ZrOx (with x as high as ½) solid solutions. These suboxide phases are all predicted to be metallic, indicating that electron transport in the anodes will not be rate limiting. The oxygen diffusion coefficients in the Ti and Zr suboxides at high temperature (˜700-800 °C) are predicted to be comparable to that of Li ions in intercalation compounds. These properties suggest theoretical capacities as high as 840 mAh g-1 and 500 mAh g-1 for Ti and Zr based metal-air batteries respectively.

  6. Ab initio Ti-Zr-Ni phase diagram predicts stability of icosahedral TiZrNi quasicrystals

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    Hennig, R. G.; Carlsson, A. E.; Kelton, K. F.; Henley, C. L.

    2005-04-01

    The ab initio phase diagram determines the energetic stability of the icosahedral TiZrNi quasicrystal. The complete ab initio zero-temperature ternary phase diagram is constructed from the calculated energies of the elemental, binary and ternary Ti-Zr-Ni phases. For this, the icosahedral i -TiZrNi quasicrystal is approximated by periodic structures of up to 123 atoms/unit cell, based on a decorated-tiling model [R. G. Hennig, K. F. Kelton, A. E. Carlsson, and C. L. Henley, Phys. Rev. B 67, 134202 (2003)]. The approximant structures containing the 45-atom Bergman cluster are nearly degenerate in energy, and are all energetically stable against the competing phases. It is concluded that i -TiZrNi is a ground-state quasicrystal, as it is experimentally the low-temperature phase for its composition.

  7. Ti-based glassy alloys in Ti-Cu-Zr-Sn system

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    Wang, ZengRui; Dong, DanDan; Qiang, JianBing; Wang, Qing; Wang, YingMin; Dong, Chuang

    2013-07-01

    Bulk amorphous formation in Ti-Cu-based multicomponent alloys, free of Ni, Pd and Be elements, were studied using the cluster-plus-glue-atom model. The basic cluster formula was revealed as [Ti9Cu6]Cu3 to explain the best binary glass forming composition Ti50Cu50=Ti9Cu9, where the CN14 rhombi-dodecahedron Ti9Cu6 was the principal cluster in the devitrification phase CuTi. This basic cluster formula was further alloyed with Zr and Sn and a critical glass forming ability was reached at (Ti7.2Zr1.8)(Cu8.72Sn0.28) and (Ti7.2Zr1.8)(Cu8.45Sn0.55) up to 5 mm in diameter by suction casting, which was the largest in Ti-Cu-based and Ni-, Pd- and Be-free alloys.

  8. Hydriding of TiZrNiFe nanocompounds

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    Żywczak, A.; Shinya, Daigo; Gondek, Ł.; Takasaki, Akito; Figiel, H.

    2010-01-01

    Ti-based quasicrystals belong to the second largest group of the stable quasicrystals, showing attractive properties as hydrogen storage materials. The Ti 45Zr 38Ni 17 intermetallic compound forms an icosahedral ( i-phase) structure, in which Ti and Zr atoms possess very good chemical affinity for hydrogen absorption. We modified the Ti 45Zr 38Ni 17 compounds by substituting 3d metals (iron) for Ni to obtain amorphous phase. The samples were produced by mechanical alloying. The 3d metal atoms are located in the same positions as nickel. The structural characterization was made by means of XRD measurements. Thermodynamic properties were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). The obtained amorphous phases Ti 45Zr 38Ni (9,13)Fe (8,4) transform to the i-phase at the similar temperature range as Ti 45Zr 38Ni 17. The final concentration of absorbed hydrogen depends on the amount of Fe. When increasing the amount of iron, the hydrogen release temperature becomes lower. After hydriding, the samples decompose into simple metal hydrides.

  9. Microstructure and mechanical properties of (Ti,Al,Zr)N/(Ti,Al,Zr,Cr)N films on cemented carbide substrates

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    Zhao, Shi-lu; Zhang, Jun; Zhang, Zhen; Wang, Shuang-hong; Zhang, Zheng-gui

    2014-01-01

    (Ti,Al,Zr)N/(Ti,Al,Zr,Cr)N bilayer films were deposited on cemented carbide (WC-8%Co) substrates by multi-arc ion plating (MAIP) using two Ti-Al-Zr alloy targets and one pure Cr target. To investigate the composition, morphology, and crystalline structure of the bilayer films, a number of complementary methods of elemental and structural analysis were used, namely, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy disperse X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Adhesive strength and mechanical properties of the films were evaluated by scratch testing and Vickers microindentation, respectively. It is shown that the resulting films have a TiN-type face-centered cubic (FCC) structure. The films exhibit fully dense, uniform, and columnar morphology. Furthermore, as the bias voltages vary from -50 to -200 V, the microhardness (max. Hv0.01 4100) and adhesive strength (max. > 200 N) of the bilayer films are superior to those of the (Ti,Al,Zr)N and (Ti,Al,Zr,Cr)N monolayer films.

  10. Diffusion and chemical activity of Zr-Sn and Zr-Ti systems

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    Zee, R.H.; Watters, J.F.; Davidson, R.D.

    1986-11-15

    A modified evaporation method was used to determine the diffusion coefficients and the emission rates of Sn and Ti in Zr-Sn and Zr-Ti, respectively, at temperatures between 1605 and 1970 K. Results show that both Sn and Ti diffuse in their respective alloys via a vacancy mechanism. Comparison with data in the literature reveals that the activation energy for diffusion of Sn in Zr-Sn, with Sn content between 3 and 5 at.X is relatively constant from 1200 to 1970 K. From the measured emission rates, values of 103 and 98 kcal/mol were obtained for the enthalpies of sublimation for Sn and Ti in their alloys. With a comparison of the solute vapor pressures with those of the pure elements, partial molar free energies, entropies, and enthalpies for the two systems were determined in the temperature range investigated. The Zr-Sn system shows a very large negative heat of formation (-33 kcal/mol) whereas the Zr-Ti system behaves quite ideally, in agreement with phase-diagram predictions.

  11. Research on the secondary electron yield of TiZrV-Pd thin film coatings

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    Wang, Jie; Wang, Yong; Xu, Yanhui; Zhang, Bo; Wei, Wei

    2016-09-01

    In particle accelerators, the build-up of electron cloud may have important influence on beam quality. Especially for the positron and proton accelerators, massive electrons lead to electron cloud, which affects the stability, energy, emittance and beam life adversely. A secondary electron emission (SEE) measurement system has been designed and used to study the SEE of palladium (Pd), TiZrV and TiZrV-Pd with an independently adjustable energy from 50 eV to 5 keV. Here, we obtained the characteristics of the SEE from Pd, TiZrV and TiZrV-Pd film coatings with different thickness under ultrahigh-vacuum (UHV) conditions. Moreover, the maximum secondary electron yield (SEY), {\\delta}max, of the Pd, TiZrV and TiZrV-Pd film coatings under different primary electron doses were obtained, respectively. Finally, the variation of the secondary electron yield with the incident electron energy will be discussed for Pd, TiZrV and TiZrV-Pd thin film coatings. Low SEY is a new advantage of TiZrV-Pd films, besides high H2 absorption ability and prolonging the lifetime of TiZrV film, which will be of great value in the design of beam screen for Super Proton-Proton Collider (SPPC).

  12. Color tone and interfacial microstructure of white oxide layer on commercially pure Ti and Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr alloys

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    Miura-Fujiwara, Eri; Mizushima, Keisuke; Watanabe, Yoshimi; Kasuga, Toshihiro; Niinomi, Mitsuo

    2014-11-01

    In this study, the relationships among oxidation condition, color tone, and the cross-sectional microstructure of the oxide layer on commercially pure (CP) Ti and Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O were investigated. “White metals” are ideal metallic materials having a white color with sufficient strength and ductility like a metal. Such materials have long been sought for in dentistry. We have found that the specific biomedical Ti alloys, such as CP Ti, Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O, and Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr, form a bright yellowish-white oxide layer after a particular oxidation heat treatment. The brightness L* and yellowness +b* of the oxide layer on CP Ti and Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O increased with heating time and temperature. Microstructural observations indicated that the oxide layer on Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr and Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O was dense and firm, whereas a piecrust-like layer was formed on CP Ti. The results obtained in this study suggest that oxide layer coating on Ti-36Nb-2Ta-3Zr-0.3O is an excellent technique for dental applications.

  13. Various sized nanotubes on TiZr for antibacterial surfaces

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    Grigorescu, Sabina; Ungureanu, Camelia; Kirchgeorg, Robin; Schmuki, Patrik; Demetrescu, Ioana

    2013-04-01

    A two-step anodization of a Ti50Zr alloy results in a various sized nanotube oxide structures, which show an improved antibacterial activity. The nanotubes were formed in glycol with 15 vol.% H2O and 0.2 M NH4F by two-step anodization. The oxide layer grown during 2 h was removed by sonication in deionized water and anodized again for 1 h at the same conditions as in the first step. The removed layer acts as a nano-prepatterned surface, where higher ordered and open nanotubes can be achieved. The surface morphologies were analyzed by SEM and AFM, the surface wettability by contact angle measurements. The diameter and the length of the grown nanotubes are potential dependent between 20 and 100 nm in diameter and 2.3 and 5.7 μm in length, respectively. The antibacterial properties were evaluated in vitro on the formed nanotubes on the TiZr alloy against gram negative Escherichia coli bacteria. The E. coli (ATCC 8738) were cultured in a tube containing Luria Bertani medium at 37 °C. The optical density was determined after 18 h of incubation. In comparison, the smallest nanotubes exhibited the most efficient antibacterial behavior against E. coli bacterium. This suggests the use of small diameter nanotubes on TiZr for antimicrobial surface applications, which are susceptible for biofilms and microbial cultures.

  14. Structural and electronic properties of SrZrO3 and Sr(Ti,Zr)O3 alloys

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    Weston, L.; Janotti, A.; Cui, X. Y.; Himmetoglu, B.; Stampfl, C.; Van de Walle, C. G.

    2015-08-01

    Using hybrid density functional calculations, we study the electronic and structural properties of SrZrO3 and ordered Sr (Ti ,Zr )O3 alloys. Calculations were performed for the ground-state orthorhombic (P n m a ) and high-temperature cubic (P m 3 m ) phases of SrZrO3. The variation of the lattice parameters and band gaps with Ti addition was studied using ordered SrTixZr1 -xO3 structures with x =0 , 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1. As Ti is added to SrZrO3, the lattice parameter is reduced and closely follows Vegard's law. On the other hand, the band gap shows a large bowing and is highly sensitive to the Ti distribution. For x =0.5 , we find that arranging the Ti and Zr atoms into a 1 ×1 SrZrO3/SrTiO3 superlattice along the [001] direction leads to interesting properties, including a highly dispersive single band at the conduction-band minimum (CBM), which is absent in both parent compounds, and a band gap close to that of pure SrTiO3. These features are explained by the splitting of the lowest three conduction-band states due to the reduced symmetry of the superlattice, lowering the band originating from the in-plane Ti 3 dx y orbitals. The lifting of the t2 g orbital degeneracy around the CBM suppresses scattering due to electron-phonon interactions. Our results demonstrate how short-period SrZrO3/SrTiO3 superlattices could be exploited to engineer the band structure and improve carrier mobility compared to bulk SrTiO3.

  15. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-Zr-Cr biomedical alloys.

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    Wang, Pan; Feng, Yan; Liu, Fengchao; Wu, Lihong; Guan, Shaokang

    2015-06-01

    The Ti-15Zr-xCr (0≤x≤10, wt.%) alloys were investigated to develop new biomedical materials. It was found that the phase constitutions and mechanical properties strongly depended on the Cr content. The Ti-15Zr alloy was comprised of α' phase and a small fraction of β phase was detected with adding 1wt.% Cr. With addition of 5wt.% or more, the β phase was completely retained. In addition, the ω phase was detected in the Ti-15Zr-5Cr alloy and Ti-15Zr-7Cr alloy which exhibited the highest compressive Young's modulus and the lowest ductility. On the other hand, all the Ti-15Zr-xCr alloys without ω phase exhibited high microhardness, high yield strength and superior ductility. Furthermore, the elastic energy of Ti-15Zr-10Cr alloy (5.89MJ/m(3)) with only β phase and that of Ti-15Zr-3Cr alloy (4.04MJ/m(3)) with α' phase and small fraction of β phase was higher than the elastic energy of c.p. Ti (1.25MJ/m(3)). This study demonstrated that Ti-15Zr-3Cr alloy and Ti-15Zr-10Cr alloy with superior mechanical properties are potential materials for biomedical applications. PMID:25842119

  16. Mono- and multiple TiN(/Ti) coating adhesion mechanism on a Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy

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    Li, Jianzhong; Zheng, Hua; Sinkovits, Theo; Hee, Ay Ching; Zhao, Yue

    2015-11-01

    Mono- and multiple TiN(/Ti) coatings deposited on Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy substrates by the filtered arc deposition system were examined using scratch testing and depth-sensing indentation in terms of the relationship between the coating adhesion, deformation mechanism, and microstructure, and mechanical properties at the film/substrate interface. The results show that multilayer TiN/Ti coatings offer a greater resistance to cracking and delamination than monolithic TiN coatings under the same conditions on the Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys substrates. And increasing the number of layers for TiN multilayer coating improves the coatings adhesion. In contrast, for the coatings on the Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys substrates that were heat-treated to a higher hardness, the limited deformation in the substrates improved remarkably the coating adhesion indiscriminately. The substrate mechanical properties play the major roles in controlling the coating adhesion, and increasing thickness and layers of the TiN multilayer have a limited improvement to the adhesion of coating.

  17. Generalized melting criterion for amorphization. [NiZr, NiZr[sub 2], NiTi, FeTi

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    Devanathan, R. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL . Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering); Lam, N.Q.; Okamoto, P.R. ); Meshii, M. . Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering)

    1992-12-01

    We present a thermodynamic model of solid-state amorphization based on a generalization of the well-known Lindemann criterion. The original Lindemann criterion proposes that melting occurs when the root-mean-square amplitude of thermal displacement exceeds a critical value. This criterion can be generalized to include solid-state amorphization by taking into account the static displacements. In an effort to verify the generalized melting criterion, we have performed molecular dynamics simulations of radiation-induced amorphization in NiZr, NiZr[sub 2], NiTi and FeTi using embedded-atom potentials. The average shear elastic constant G was calculated as a function of the total mean-square atomic displacement following random atom-exchanges and introduction of Frenkel pairs. Results provide strong support for the generalized melting criterion.

  18. Electrolytic deposition of hydroxyapatite coating on thermal treated Ti-40Zr.

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    Hsu, Hsueh-Chuan; Wu, Shih-Ching; Lin, Chih-Hung; Ho, Wen-Fu

    2009-09-01

    In this study, hydroxyapatite (HA) was coated on both thermal treated and untreated Ti-40Zr substrates by means of electrolytic deposition. It was predicted that the HA layer would increase the bioactivity and osteoconductivity of the Ti-40Zr substrate, and a thermal treatment would improve the bonding strength between the HA layer and Ti-40Zr substrate, and prevent the corrosion of the Ti-40Zr substrate. First, the Ti-40Zr samples were annealed at various temperatures (200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 degrees C respectively). After annealing, samples were immersed in a Ca(NO(3))(2).4H(2)O and (NH(4))(3)PO(4).3H(2)O solution for the electrolytic deposition of the HA coating. Various analyses of the coating were conducted, including surface morphology, phase structure, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and bond strength between HA and Ti-40Zr. Experimental results indicated that the bonding strength of the HA coating on the thermal treated Ti-40Zr was markedly improved when compared to that of the HA coating on an untreated Ti-40Zr alloy. The corrosion resistance of Ti-40Zr was also improved by the use of the thermal treatment, as shown by a potentiodynamic polarization test. Finally, osteoblast-like cells cultured on the HA coating surface were found to have proliferated on all samples. PMID:19404722

  19. Structural relaxation and nanoindentation response in Zr-Cu-Ti amorphous thin films

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    Chou, H. S.; Huang, J. C.; Chang, L. W.; Nieh, T. G.

    2008-11-10

    Ternary Zr-Cu-Ti system, especial with a high Ti content, is normally difficult to be fully vitrified. In this paper, we demonstrate that cosputtering can produce amorphous Zr-Cu-Ti thin films with an excessive Ti content even as high as 19%. Sub-T{sub g} annealing of the film induces the formation of medium-range-ordered clusters and to raise the nanohardness by 35% to 6.6 GPa. The promising mechanical properties of the sub-T{sub g} annealed Zr{sub 52}Cu{sub 29}Ti{sub 19} films offer great potential for microelectromechanical system applications.

  20. Characteristics of Ti-Nb, Ti-Zr and Ti-Al containing hydrogenated carbon nitride films

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    Balaceanu, M.; Braic, V.; Braic, M.; Vladescu, A.; Zoita, C. N.; Grigorescu, C. E. A.; Grigore, E.; Ripeanu, R.

    2009-10-01

    Nanocomposite Me-C-N:H coatings (Me is TiNb, TiZr or TiAl), with relatively high non-metal/metal ratios, were prepared by cathodic arc method using TiNb, TiZr and TiAl alloy cathodes in a CH 4 + N 2 atmosphere. For comparison purposes, a-C-N:H films were also produced through evaporating a graphite cathode in a similar atmosphere. The films were characterized in terms of elemental and phase compositions, chemical bonds, texture, hardness, adhesion and friction behavior by GDOES, XPS, Raman spectroscopy and XRD techniques, surface profilometry, hardness and scratch adhesion measurements, and tribological tests. The nanocomposite films consisted of a mixture of crystalline metal carbonitride and amorphous carbon nitride. The non-metal/metal ratio in the films composition was found to range between 1.8 and 1.9. For the metal containing nanocomposites, grain size in the range 7-23 nm, depending on the metal nature, were determined. As compared with the a-C-N:H, the Me-C-N:H films exhibited a much higher hardness (up to about 39 GPa for Ti-Zr-C-N:H) and a better adhesion strength, while the coefficients of friction were somewhat higher (0.2-0.3 for Me-C-N:H and 0.1 for a-C-N:H).

  1. Zr-doped rutile TiO2: a nuclear quadrupole interaction study

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    Banerjee, D.; Das, S. K.; Das, P.; Thakare, S. V.; Butz, T.

    2010-04-01

    Role of Zr atom on the quadrupole interaction of 181Ta in rutile TiO2 has been investigated by time differential perturbed angular correlation (TDPAC) study. The quadrupole frequency remains same as that in the pure rutile TiO2 but its distribution increases with the amount of Zr. This indicates a metal-metal interaction between probe atom and Zr-atom in the nearest neighbour.

  2. Theoretical Analysis of Oxygen Vacancy Formation in Zr-Doped BaTiO3

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    Umeda, Yuji; Takano, Kosuke; Kojima, Takashi; Kuwabara, Akihide; Moriwake, Hiroki

    2012-09-01

    One of the most serious problems for the development of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) is that their electrical resistance decreases under long-term DC voltage. Oxygen vacancy migration in BaTiO3 is thought to be one cause of this deterioration. In this study, to understand this mechanism, quantitative analysis of the oxygen vacancy formation energy [Ef(VO)] in Zr-doped and undoped BaTiO3 was performed. The Ef(VO) of Zr-doped BaTiO3 was higher than that of undoped BaTiO3 because the valence of Ti in undoped BaTiO3 easily changed from +4 to +3 owing to oxygen vacancy formation, compared with that in Zr-doped BaTiO3. We also prepared undoped (BaTiO3) and Zr-doped (BaZr0.05Ti0.95O3) ceramic samples sintered under reducing atmosphere (T = 1573 K pO2 = 10-13 MPa). BaZr0.05Ti0.95O3 remained an insulator, but BaTiO3 showed semiconducting behavior. This experimental result corresponds well to theoretical results of first-principles calculations.

  3. Microstructure and optical characterizations of mechanosynthesized nanocrystalline semiconducting ZrTiO4 compound

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    Dutta, Hema; Nandy, Anshuman; Pradhan, S. K.

    2016-08-01

    A ZrO2-TiO2 solid solution is obtained by high energy ball milling of equimolar mixture of monoclinic (m) ZrO2 and anatase (a) TiO2. Nanocrystalline orthorhombic ZrTiO4 compound is initiated from the nucleation of TiO2-ZrO2 solid solution with isostructural s-TiO2 (srilankite) base after 30 min of milling. After 12 h of milling, 95 mol% non-stoichiometric ZrTiO4 phase is formed. Post-annealing of 12 h ball-milled powder mixture at 1073 K for 1 h in open air results in complete formation of stoichiometric ZrTiO4 compound. Microstructures of all powder mixtures milled for different durations have been characterized by Rietveld's structure and microstructure refinement method using X-ray powder diffraction data. HRTEM images of 12 h milled and annealed samples provide direct evidence of the results obtained from the Rietveld analysis. Optical bandgaps of ball milled and annealed ZrTiO4 compounds lie within the semiconducting region (~2.0 eV) and increases with increase in milling time.

  4. Thermal stability of nanocrystalline (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N films implanted by He+ ions

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    Uglov, V. V.; Abadias, G.; Rovbut, A. Y.; Zlotski, S. V.; Saladukhin, I. A.; Skuratov, V. A.; Petrovich, S.

    2015-07-01

    The influence of irradiation with He+ ions on the thermal stability of TiZrN and (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N nanocrystalline films was studied. The TiZrN and (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N films were prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering. XRD research showed that the TiZrN and (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N films were single-phase systems (based on cubic c-(Ti,Zr)N and cubic c-(Ti,Zr,Al)N solid solutions) with nanocrystalline (grain size 30 and 21 nm, respectively) structure. The irradiation with He+ ions and thermal annealing up to 800 °C do not affect the structure and phase composition of the (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N film. The prior irradiation of the (Ti,Zr)0.54Al0.46N film with He+ ions activates spinodal decomposition of the c-(Ti,Zr,Al)N solid solution after thermal annealing at 1000 °C due to redistribution of the components of the solid solution inside the grains.

  5. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-15Zr alloy used as dental implant material.

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    Medvedev, Alexander E; Molotnikov, Andrey; Lapovok, Rimma; Zeller, Rolf; Berner, Simon; Habersetzer, Philippe; Dalla Torre, Florian

    2016-09-01

    Ti-Zr alloys have recently started to receive a considerable amount of attention as promising materials for dental applications. This work compares mechanical properties of a new Ti-15Zr alloy to those of commercially pure titanium Grade4 in two surface conditions - machined and modified by sand-blasting and etching (SLA). As a result of significantly smaller grain size in the initial condition (1-2µm), the strength of Ti-15Zr alloy was found to be 10-15% higher than that of Grade4 titanium without reduction in the tensile elongation or compromising the fracture toughness. The fatigue endurance limit of the alloy was increased by around 30% (560MPa vs. 435MPa and 500MPa vs. 380MPa for machined and SLA-treated surfaces, respectively). Additional implant fatigue tests showed enhanced fatigue performance of Ti-15Zr over Ti-Grade4. PMID:27258932

  6. Dielectric response of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice

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    Wang, D.; Jiang, Z.

    2016-06-01

    We use the first-principles-based molecular dynamic approach to simulate dipolar dynamics of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice, and obtain its dielectric response. The dielectric response is decomposed into its compositional, as well as the in-plane and out-of-plane parts, which are then discussed in the context of chemical ordering of Zr/Ti ions. We reveal that, while the in-plane dielectric response of BaZrO3/BaTiO3 superlattice also shows dispersion over probing frequency, it shall not be categorized as relaxor.

  7. Physical properties modulation of Fe₃O₄/Pb(ZrTi)O₃ heterostructure via Fe diffusion.

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    Chichvarina, O; Herng, T S; Ding, J

    2016-03-18

    The manipulation of material properties in perovskite oxide heterojunctions has been increasingly studied, owing to their interacting lattice, charge, spin and orbital degrees of freedom. In this work, the switching, ferroelectricity and magneto-transport properties of epitaxially grown perovskite Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 layers sandwiched between Fe3O4 (top electrode) and SrRuO3 (bottom electrode) are investigated. These films show a typical ferroelectric polarization of ∼50 μC/cm(2). Once the Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 films become thinner (∼30 nm), one can set (reset) the Fe3O4/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3 structures into a low (high) resistance state via formation (rupture) of an Fe-related filament in Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 through manipulation of an electric field. Interestingly, at the low-resistance state, a prominent magnetoresistance signal of ∼3% was observed. There is no magnetoresistance signal detected in the virgin Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film (before switching), high-resistive state Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film and Au/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3. These phenomena are attributed to the diffusion of Fe-related ions into the Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film, turning a non-magnetic and insulating layer of perovskite Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 into a magnetic and semiconducting-like Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3. The magneto-transport properties of Fe3O4/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3 have been studied extensively. Such resistance-ferroelectric-ferromagnetic coupling in a single compound paves the way to the realization of a non-volatile multiple-state Pb(ZrTi)O3 hybrid memory, as well as new computing approaches. PMID:26875549

  8. Nucleation and Precipitation Strengthening in Dilute Al-Ti and Al-Zr Alloys

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    Knipling, Keith E.; Dunand, David C.; Seidman, David N.

    2007-10-01

    Two conventionally solidified Al-0.2Ti alloys (with 0.18 and 0.22 at. pct Ti) exhibit no hardening after aging up to 3200 hours at 375 °C or 425 °C. This is due to the absence of Al3Ti precipitation, as confirmed by electron microscopy and electrical conductivity measurements. By contrast, an Al-0.2Zr alloy (with 0.19 at. pct Zr) displays strong age hardening at both temperatures due to precipitation of Al3Zr (L12) within Zr-enriched dendritic regions. This discrepancy between the two alloys is explained within the context of the equilibrium phase diagrams: (1) the disparity in solid and liquid solubilities of Ti in α-Al is much greater than that of Zr in α-Al; and (2) the relatively small liquid solubility of Ti in α-Al limits the amount of solute retained in solid solution during solidification, while the comparatively high solid solubility reduces the supersaturation effecting precipitation during post-solidification aging. The lattice parameter mismatch of Al3Ti (L12) with α-Al is also larger than that of Al3Zr (L12), further hindering nucleation of Al3Ti. Classical nucleation theory indicates that the minimum solute supersaturation required to overcome the elastic strain energy of Al3Ti nuclei cannot be obtained during conventional solidification of Al-Ti alloys (unlike for Al-Zr alloys), thus explaining the absence of Al3Ti precipitation and the presence of Al3Zr precipitation.

  9. Ab initio molecular dynamics studies on effect of Zr on oxidation resistance of TiAlN coatings

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    Pi, Jingwu; Kong, Yi; Chen, Li; Du, Yong

    2016-08-01

    It was demonstrated experimentally that doping Zr into TiAlN coatings at room temperature will detriment its oxidation resistance. On the other hand, there are evidences that doping Zr into TiAlN at high temperature will improve coating's oxidation resistance. In the present work, we address the effect of Zr on the oxidation resistance of TiAlN by means of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. The TiAlN and TiAlZrN (1 Zr atom replacing 1 Ti atom) surfaces covered with 4 oxygen atoms at 300 K and 1123 K were simulated. Based on the analysis of the atomic motion, bond formation after relaxation, and the charge density difference maps we find that at 300 K, the addition of Zr induces escape of Ti atoms from the surface, resulting in formation of surface vacancies and subsequently TiO2. Comparison of metal-oxygen dimers in the vacuum and above the TiAlZrN surface further shows that the addition of Zr in the TiAlN surface will change the lowest bonding energy sequence from Zrsbnd O < Tisbnd O < Alsbnd O in the vacuum to Tisbnd O < Zrsbnd O < Alsbnd O above the TiAlZrN surface. From Molecular Dynamics simulations at 1123 K, it is find that no Ti vacancies were generated in the surface. Moreover, less charge is transferred from metal to N atoms and the bond lengths between Ti and O atoms become shorter at 1123 K as compared with 300 K, suggesting that the addition of Zr atom promotes the interaction of Ti and O at TiAlZrN surface at 1123 K, leading to a more stable surface. Our simulation explains why Zr-doping at 1123 K increases TiAlN coating's oxidation resistance while at 300 K reduces its oxidation resistance.

  10. Preparation and characterization of Zr(SO4)2/TiO2 catalyst.

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    Huang, Xin; Gu, Zhenggui; Sun, Hao

    2016-01-01

    Solid acid Zr(SO4)2/TiO2 catalyst has highly catalytic activity, and has non-corrosiveness to equipment. It is separated from production expediently. As the above advantages, the influence of Zr(SO4)2 loading amount, calcination temperature, and calcination time on the solid acid Zr(SO4)2/TiO2 catalyst preparation process is discussed. The experimental condition is optimized by orthogonal test, the result indicate that Zr(SO4)2 load is 65%, calcination temperature is 430°C, and calcination time is 2.5 h. Solid acid catalyst Zr(SO4)2/TiO2 is analyzed and characterized by FT-IR, XRD and SEM. The results will provide the experimental condition for enlarging experimental study. PMID:27339282

  11. Stability of TiO2 Nanoparticles in Deionized Water with ZrP Nanoplatelets.

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    Liu, Zhuowei; Chen, Ying; Mo, Songping; Cheng, Zhengdong; Li, Huawel

    2015-04-01

    The stability of nanofluid is an important property that needs to be researched. In our study, a novel method using Zirconium phosphate (ZrP) discotic colloid to disperse nanoparticles was proposed for improving stability. TiO2 nanofluid was prepared by dispersing TiO2 nanoparticles into exfoliated a-ZrP suspensions at different concentrations. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction were used to characterize the shape, average size, and components of primary ZrP nanoplatelets. The absorbance of the suspensions was measured by a UV-VIS spectrophotometer. The results show that the stability first increased, and then decreased with increasing ZrP concentration at 1 wt.% TiO2. The effect was optimal at 2 wt.% ZrP. Thus, the hindrance of nanoplatelets in the aggregation and sedimentation of nanoparticles is the main reason for improving the stability of nanofluids. PMID:26353576

  12. Reactive magnetron cosputtering of hard and conductive ternary nitride thin films: Ti-Zr-N and Ti-Ta-N

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    Abadias, G.; Koutsokeras, L. E.; Dub, S. N.; Tolmachova, G. N.; Debelle, A.; Sauvage, T.; Villechaise, P.

    2010-07-15

    Ternary transition metal nitride thin films, with thickness up to 300 nm, were deposited by dc reactive magnetron cosputtering in Ar-N{sub 2} plasma discharges at 300 deg. C on Si substrates. Two systems were comparatively studied, Ti-Zr-N and Ti-Ta-N, as representative of isostructural and nonisostructural prototypes, with the aim of characterizing their structural, mechanical, and electrical properties. While phase-separated TiN-ZrN and TiN-TaN are the bulk equilibrium states, Ti{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}N and Ti{sub 1-y}Ta{sub y}N solid solutions with the Na-Cl (B1-type) structure could be stabilized in a large compositional range (up to x=1 and y=0.75, respectively). Substituting Ti atoms by either Zr or Ta atoms led to significant changes in film texture, microstructure, grain size, and surface morphology, as evidenced by x-ray diffraction, x-ray reflectivity, and scanning electron and atomic force microscopies. The ternary Ti{sub 1-y}Ta{sub y}N films exhibited superior mechanical properties to Ti{sub 1-x}Zr{sub x}N films as well as binary compounds, with hardness as high as 42 GPa for y=0.69. All films were metallic, the lowest electrical resistivity {rho}{approx}65 {mu}{Omega} cm being obtained for pure ZrN, while for Ti{sub 1-y}Ta{sub y}N films a minimum was observed at y{approx}0.3. The evolution of the different film properties is discussed based on microstructrural investigations.

  13. Comments on the equilibrium diagram of the Ti-Zr system

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    Ruch, M. . Depto INEND); Arias, D. . Dept Materiales)

    1993-08-15

    The Ti-Zr system is a continuous series of solid solutions in both the [alpha]- and [beta]-phases, with a congruent minimum at Ti-50at%Zr. The equilibrium diagram has been reviewed by Murray in 1981, who accepts the [alpha]/[beta] temperature for this minimum determined by Farrar and Adler by metallographic techniques. Etchessahar and Debuigne measured by dilatometry a transformation temperature of (894 [plus minus])K and (859[plus minus]2)K for [alpha]/[alpha] + [beta] and [beta]/[alpha] + [beta] respectively, and later in a high temperature Calvet microcalorimeter, 883K. Blacktop et al find that this value is consistent with their measurements of the [alpha]/[beta] transformation temperature in Ti-40%Zr and Ti-60%Zr in a high temperature calorimeter. In the present work, the [alpha]/[beta] transformation temperature was measured by several techniques. The effect of impurities is considered in both transformation temperature and microstructure of product phases.

  14. Effect of Microstructure on Reliability of Ca(TiZr)O3-Based Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors

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    Motoki, Tomoo; Naito, Masahiro; Sano, Harunobu; Konoike, Takehiro; Tomono, Kunisaburo

    2000-09-01

    We examined the reliability of Ca(TiZr)O3 (CTZ)-based Ni-electrode multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCs) prepared by two different processes with particular interest in the microstructure. One process was to calcine the mixture of CaCO3 and TiO2 to prepare CaTiO3 (CT) powder and the mixture of CaCO3 and ZrO2 to prepare CaZrO3 (CZ) powder, and then mix these calcined powders and sinter them to synthesize the CTZ-based ceramics. The other was to calcine the mixture of CaCO3, TiO2 and ZrO2 powders together to prepare CTZ powder and then sinter them. These two processes of CTZ ceramic preparation resulted in a different crystallinity and distribution of the elements. We found that these factors influenced the reliability of CTZ-based MLCs.

  15. Wear and friction properties of experimental Ti-Si-Zr alloys for biomedical applications.

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    Tkachenko, Serhii; Datskevich, Oleg; Kulak, Leonid; Jacobson, Staffan; Engqvist, Håkan; Persson, Cecilia

    2014-11-01

    Titanium alloys are widely used in biomedical applications due to their higher biocompatibility in comparison to other metallic biomaterials. However, they commonly contain aluminum and vanadium, whose ions may be detrimental to the nervous system. Furthermore, they suffer from poor wear resistance, which limits their applications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tribological performance of experimental Ti-1.25Si-5Zr, Ti-2.5Si-5Zr, Ti-6Si-5Zr and Ti-2.5Si-5Zr-0.2Pd alloys as compared to that of control Ti-6Al-4V, CoCr F75 and CoCr F799 alloys. Friction and wear tests were performed using a standard ball-on-disc rig in serum solution at ambient temperature with Si3N4-balls as counterparts. The alloys microstructure and hardness were investigated using optical microscopy, XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Vickers indentation. The coefficients of friction of the experimental Ti-Si-Zr alloys were generally lower than the commercial ones with Ti-6Si-5Zr presenting the lowest value (approx. 0.1). Their wear rates were found to be 2-7 times lower than that of the commercial Ti-6Al-4V alloy, but still higher than those of the CoCr alloys. SEM analysis of worn surfaces showed that abrasion was the predominant wear mechanism for all studied materials. Wear and friction were influenced by the formation and stability of transfer layers, and while commercial Ti-6Al-4V as well as the experimental Ti-Si-Zr alloys demonstrated extensive material transfer to the ceramic counterparts, the CoCr alloys did not show such material transfer. PMID:25105238

  16. Calculation of isothermal sections of three ternary Ti-Zr-X systems

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    Lin, L.; Delaey, L.; Van Der Biest, O.; Wollants, P.

    1996-05-01

    The equilibrium phase diagram of the binary system Ti-Zr shows complete solubility in both allotropic forms, the high temperature {beta}-phase (bcc structure) and the low temperature {alpha}-phase (hexagonal structure). In the present paper the influence of additions of a third element (X = Hf, Nb, Ta) on the relative stability of both phases has been analyzed. Hf does also exhibit the two allotropic forms, and both show complete solubility for Zr and Ti. The other two elements crystallize as bcc. Nb is completely soluble in {beta}-Ti, but only at higher temperatures in {beta}-Zr. Its solubility in the {alpha}-Ti and {alpha}-Zr phases is very limited. Ta is also completely soluble in {beta}-Ti but shows only limited solubility in {beta}-Zr, {alpha}-Zr and {alpha}-Ti. Calculated isothermal sections of these three ternary equilibrium phase diagrams as well as considerations concerning thermodynamic parameters are presented and discussed in this work.

  17. Deposition and characterization of TiZrV-Pd thin films by dc magnetron sputtering

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    Wang, Jie; Zhang, Bo; Xu, Yan-Hui; Wei, Wei; Fan, Le; Pei, Xiang-Tao; Hong, Yuan-Zhi; Wang, Yong

    2015-12-01

    TiZrV film is mainly applied in the ultra-high vacuum pipes of storage rings. Thin film coatings of palladium, which are added onto the TiZrV film to increase the service life of nonevaporable getters and enhance H2 pumping speed, were deposited on the inner face of stainless steel pipes by dc magnetron sputtering using argon gas as the sputtering gas. The TiZrV-Pd film properties were investigated by atomic force microscope (AFM), scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The grain size of TiZrV and Pd films were about 0.42-1.3 nm and 8.5-18.25 nm respectively. It was found that the roughness of TiZrV films is small, about 2-4 nm, but for Pd film it is large, about 17-19 nm. The PP At. % of Pd in TiZrV/Pd films varied from 86.84 to 87.56 according to the XPS test results. Supported by National Natural Science Funds of China (11205155) and Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (WK2310000041)

  18. Mechanism of photochromic effect in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 and (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics under violet/infrared light illumination

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    Xu, Caixia; Zhang, Jingwen; Xu, Long; Zhao, Hua

    2015-01-01

    Obvious photochromic effects were observed in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 and (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 (PLZT) ceramics, along with exponential responses to illumination power in both darkening and bleaching processes. An interesting anomalous dispersion in the transparent PLZT was observed and discussed. A tentative physical picture based on photoinduced electron stimulated processes and on structural change was proposed to explain all the interesting observations. Rate equations were established and solved in verifying the validity of the proposed model. This work may serve as guidance in designing tunable achromatic lenses, UV and IR light detectors and sensors.

  19. Mechanism of photochromic effect in Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} and (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics under violet/infrared light illumination

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    Xu, Caixia; Xu, Long; Zhao, Hua; Zhang, Jingwen

    2015-01-14

    Obvious photochromic effects were observed in Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} and (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PLZT) ceramics, along with exponential responses to illumination power in both darkening and bleaching processes. An interesting anomalous dispersion in the transparent PLZT was observed and discussed. A tentative physical picture based on photoinduced electron stimulated processes and on structural change was proposed to explain all the interesting observations. Rate equations were established and solved in verifying the validity of the proposed model. This work may serve as guidance in designing tunable achromatic lenses, UV and IR light detectors and sensors.

  20. Microstructure and corrosion resistance of nanocrystalline TiZrN films on AISI 304 stainless steel substrate

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    Lin, Yu-Wei; Huang, Jia-Hong; Yu, Ge-Ping

    2010-07-15

    This study investigated the microstructure and properties of nanocrystalline TiZrN films on AISI 304 stainless steel substrate. TiZrN films were prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering based on the previous optimum coating conditions (substrate temperature, system pressure, nitrogen flow, etc.) for TiN and ZrN thin films. The composition ratio of TiZrN coatings were adjusted by changing the Zr target power, while keeping the Ti target power constant. Experiments were conduced to find the optimum composition with desired properties. The ratio of TiZrN composition was analyzed by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectrometer. In terms of phase formation, there were two types of coatings that were considered: single-phase solid solutions of TiZrN and interlacing nuclei of TiZr in the matrix of TiZrN. The thickness of all TiZrN films as measured by the secondary ion mass spectroscopy was about 500 nm, and the composition depth profiles indicated that the compositions in the TiZrN films were uniform from the film surface to the 304 stainless steel substrate. The crystal structure of the TiZrN films was determined by x-ray diffraction using a M18XHF-SRA diffractometer with Cu K{sub {alpha}} radiation. A diffraction peak of TiZrN (002) was observed between that of TiN (002) and ZrN (002); similarly, a diffraction peak of TiZrN (111) was observed between that of TiN(111) and ZrN(111), respectively. The corrosion resistance of the TiZrN film deposited on the 304 stainless steel has been investigated by electrochemical measurement. The electrolyte, 0.5M H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} containing 0.05M KSCN, was used for the potentiodynamic polarization. The potentiodynamic scan was conducted from -800 to 800 mV standard calomel electrode (SCE).

  1. Comparative ab initio calculations of SrTiO3/BaTiO3 and SrZrO3/PbZrO3 (0 0 1) heterostructures

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    Piskunov, Sergei; Eglitis, Roberts I.

    2016-05-01

    Using a B3PW hybrid exchange-correlation functional within the density functional theory (DFT) we calculated from the first principles the electronic structure of BaTiO3/SrTiO3 and PbZrO3/SrZrO3 (0 0 1) interfaces. The optical band gap of both BaTiO3/SrTiO3 and PbZrO3/SrZrO3 (0 0 1) interfaces depends mostly from BaO or TiO2 and SrO or ZrO2 termination of the upper layer, respectively. Based on the results of our calculations we predict increase of the Ti-O and Zr-O chemical bond covalency near the SrTiO3/BaTiO3 and SrZrO3/PbZrO3 (0 0 1) interfaces as compared to the BaTiO3 and PbZrO3 bulk.

  2. Photoelectron spectroscopy of metallocarbohedrenes M8C12- (M=Ti, V, Cr, ZR, NB)

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    Li, San; Wu, Hongbin; Li, Xi; Ding, Chuanfan

    1997-12-31

    Photoelectron spectroscopy experiments have been performed on five metallocarbohedrene (met-car) anions, Ti8C12-, V8C12-, Cr8C12-, Zr8C12-, Nb8C12-. These met-car anions were produced by two different methods. We found that the Ti and Zr met-cars show unusually low electron affinities (EAs) and the EAs increase from Ti to Cr met-cars. The observed photoelectron spectra and the electronic structure of the met-cars are interpreted using existing theoretical calculations.

  3. Ferroelectric performances and crystal structures of (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti, Nb)O{sub 3}

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    Kitamura, Naoto; Mizoguchi, Takuma; Itoh, Takanori; Idemoto, Yasushi

    2014-02-15

    In this study, we focused on Nb and La substituted Pb(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3}: i.e., (Pb, La)(Zr, Ti, Nb)O{sub 3}. As for the samples, dependences of ferroelectric properties on La and Nb compositions were examined. In addition, the crystal structures were analyzed by the Rietveld method, and then a relationship between the metal compositions and the crystal structures were discussed. From P–E hysteresis loop measurements, it was found that the remanant polarization of Pb(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3} was increased by both the La and Nb substitutions although the heavy substitution of La had an undesirable effect. It was also indicated that the Curie temperature decreased with increasing La content. The Rietveld analysis using synchrotron X-ray diffraction patterns demonstrated that the structure distortion was relaxed by the La and Nb substitutions. Such a change in the crystals was well consistent with the harmful effects on the Curie temperature and the remanent polarization by the heavy La substitution. - Graphical abstract: Rietveld refinement pattern of 2 mol% PbSiO{sub 3}-added Pb{sub 0.95}La{sub 0.05}Zr{sub 0.50}Ti{sub 0.45}Nb{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} (synchrotron X-ray diffraction). Display Omitted - Highlights: • (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti,Nb)O{sub 3} were successfully synthesized. • Remanant polarization of Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} was improved by substitutions of La and Nb. • Crystal structures of (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti,Nb)O{sub 3} were refined and the distortions were estimated.

  4. Effects of Zr and Si on the Glass Forming Ability and Compressive Properties of Ti-Cu-Co-Sn Alloys

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    Wang, Tan; Wu, Yidong; Si, Jiajia; Hui, Xidong

    2015-06-01

    To succeed in finding novel Ti-based bulk metallic glasses, which are free from Be, Ni, and noble metallic elements, a comprehensive study was performed on the effects of Zr and Si on the microstructural evolution, glass-forming ability (GFA), and mechanical properties of Ti46Cu44- x Zr x Co7Sn3 ( x = 0, 5, 10, 12.5, and 16 at. pct) and Ti46Cu31.5Zr12.5- x Co7Sn3Si x ( x = 0.5, 1, and 1.5 at. pct) alloys. It is shown that with the increase of Zr, the sequence of phase formation is β-Ti + α-Ti + (Ti, Zr)3Cu4 ⇒ β-Ti + α-Ti + TiCu ⇒ β-Ti + Ti2Cu + glass ⇒ glass ⇒ β-Ti + Ti2Cu + TiCuSn. The quinary Ti-Zr-Cu-Co-Sn alloy with 12.5 pct Zr exhibits the best GFA. The addition of 1 pct Si results in the improvement of the critical size of glassy rods up to 3 mm in diameter. The yield stress and Young's modulus of Z-series alloys increases, and the plastic strain decreases with the addition of Zr. The yield stress and ultimate compression stress of Ti46Zr11.5Cu31.5Co7Sn3Si1 glassy alloy reach 2477.9 and 2623.3 MPa, respectively. It was found that the addition of Si promotes the generation and multiplication of shear bands, resulting in certain plasticity in these kinds of glassy alloys.

  5. In vitro biocompatibility response of Ti-Zr-Si thin film metallic glasses

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    Ke, J. L.; Huang, C. H.; Chen, Y. H.; Tsai, W. Y.; Wei, T. Y.; Huang, J. C.

    2014-12-01

    In this study, the bio-electrochemical response of the Ti-Zr-Si thin film metallic glasses (TFMGs) in simulated body fluid with different contents of titanium is measured via potentiostat. According to the results of bio-corrosion potential and current, as well as the polarization resistance, it is concluded that the Ti66Zr25Si9 TFMGs possess the highest bio-electrochemical resistance. With increasing content of titanium, the corrosion resistance becomes progressively higher. The passive current results reveal that amorphous alloys can form a more protective and denser passive film on the metallic glass surface than the crystalline materials. In addition, the mechanical performance of the Ti-Zr-Si TFMGs is better than the crystalline counterparts. As a result, the Ti-based TFMGs are considered to be potential materials for bio-coating applications.

  6. Characteristics of DLC containing Ti and Zr films deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering

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    Ma, Guojia; Lin, Guoqiang; Sun, Gang; Zhang, Huafang; Wu, Hongchen

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate metal doping effects on micro-structural, mechanical and corrosive behavior of the DLC film. Ti and Zr doped DLC films were prepared on NiTi alloys by reactive magnetron sputtering combined with plasma source ion implantation (PSII) technology used to improve the coherent strength, respectively. The mechanical properties of the doped DLC films were investigated by means of nano-indentation technique, microscratch and frictional wear testing. The potentiodynamic polarization measurement was employed to value the corrosion resistance of DLC with Ti and Zr films in Hank's simulated body fluid. It was found that Ti-doped DLC films embraced higher nano-hardness, somewhat lower coefficient of friction and better corrosion resistance than Zr-doped DLC films.

  7. Nanostructured Ti-Zr-Pd-Si-(Nb) bulk metallic composites: Novel biocompatible materials with superior mechanical strength and elastic recovery.

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    Hynowska, A; Blanquer, A; Pellicer, E; Fornell, J; Suriñach, S; Baró, M D; Gebert, A; Calin, M; Eckert, J; Nogués, C; Ibáñez, E; Barrios, L; Sort, J

    2015-11-01

    The microstructure, mechanical behaviour, and biocompatibility (cell culture, morphology, and cell adhesion) of nanostructured Ti45 Zr15 Pd35- x Si5 Nbx with x = 0, 5 (at. %) alloys, synthesized by arc melting and subsequent Cu mould suction casting, in the form of rods with 3 mm in diameter, are investigated. Both Ti-Zr-Pd-Si-(Nb) materials show a multi-phase (composite-like) microstructure. The main phase is cubic β-Ti phase (Im3m) but hexagonal α-Ti (P63/mmc), cubic TiPd (Pm3m), cubic PdZr (Fm3m), and hexagonal (Ti, Zr)5 Si3 (P63/mmc) phases are also present. Nanoindentation experiments show that the Ti45 Zr15 Pd30 Si5 Nb5 sample exhibits lower Young's modulus than Ti45 Zr15 Pd35 Si5 . Conversely, Ti45 Zr15 Pd35 Si5 is mechanically harder. Actually, both alloys exhibit larger values of hardness when compared with commercial Ti-40Nb, (HTi-Zr-Pd-Si ≈ 14 GPa, HTi-Zr-Pd-Si-Nb ≈ 10 GPa and HTi-40Nb ≈ 2.7 GPa). Concerning the biological behaviour, preliminary results of cell viability performed on several Ti-Zr-Pd-Si-(Nb) discs indicate that the number of live cells is superior to 94% in both cases. The studied Ti-Zr-Pd-Si-(Nb) bulk metallic system is thus interesting for biomedical applications because of the outstanding mechanical properties (relatively low Young's modulus combined with large hardness), together with the excellent biocompatibility. PMID:25533018

  8. Influence of Zr/Ti Ratio on the Microwave Dielectric Behavior of xZrO2-0.4(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O2- yTiO2 Ceramics

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    Cui, Zhiyuan; Shen, Chunying; Qiu, Tai

    2015-01-01

    xZrO2-0.4(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O2- yTiO2 ( x + y + 0.4 = 2, x/ y = 7/9, 8/8, 9/7, and 10/6, denoted as Z7T9, Z8T8, Z9T7, and Z10T6, respectively) ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid-state ceramic route. The objective of the present work is to determine an excellent Zr/Ti ratio for the xZrO2-0.4(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O2- yTiO2 system. The microstructure and microwave dielectric properties have been investigated as functions of the Zr/Ti ratio and sintering temperature. The crystalline phases of the (Zn1/3Nb2/3)4+-doped ZrO2-TiO2 ceramics depended greatly on the Zr/Ti ratio. The samples with Zr/Ti ratio of 7/9 and 8/8 crystallized as columbite-type-structured ZrTi2O6 phase, while the samples with Zr/Ti ratio of 9/7 and 10/6 crystallized in orthorhombic α-PbO2 ZrTiO4 structure. Secondary phase of monoclinic ZrO2 appeared when the Zr/Ti ratio was high at 10/6. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis demonstrated that dense ceramics were obtained, with increasing average grain size as the Zr/Ti ratio was increased. The microwave dielectric properties, especially the quality factor ( Q× f) and temperature coefficient of resonance frequency( τ f ) values, were sensitive to the Zr/Ti ratio. The 0.8ZrO2-0.4(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O2-0.8TiO2 ceramic sintered at 1320°C for 3 h exhibited an excellent combination of microwave dielectric properties with dielectric constant ( ɛ r) of 40.89, Q× f of 43,300 GHz, and τ f of -3.8 ppm/°C.

  9. Bone response to a novel Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr alloy.

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    Stenlund, Patrik; Omar, Omar; Brohede, Ulrika; Norgren, Susanne; Norlindh, Birgitta; Johansson, Anna; Lausmaa, Jukka; Thomsen, Peter; Palmquist, Anders

    2015-07-01

    Commercially pure titanium (cp-Ti) is regarded as the state-of-the-art material for bone-anchored dental devices, whereas the mechanically stronger alloy (Ti-6Al-4V), made of titanium, aluminum (Al) and vanadium (V), is regarded as the material of choice for high-load applications. There is a call for the development of new alloys, not only to eliminate the potential toxic effect of Al and V but also to meet the challenges imposed on dental and maxillofacial reconstructive devices, for example. The present work evaluates a novel, dual-stage, acid-etched, Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr alloy implant, consisting of elements that create low toxicity, with the potential to promote osseointegration in vivo. The alloy implants (denoted Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr) were evaluated after 7 days and 28 days in a rat tibia model, with reference to commercially pure titanium grade 4 (denoted Ti). Analyses were performed with respect to removal torque, histomorphometry and gene expression. The Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr showed a significant increase in implant stability over time in contrast to the Ti. Further, the histological and gene expression analyses suggested faster healing around the Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr, as judged by the enhanced remodeling, and mineralization, of the early-formed woven bone and the multiple positive correlations between genes denoting inflammation, bone formation and remodeling. Based on the present experiments, it is concluded that the Ti-Ta-Nb-Zr alloy becomes osseointegrated to at least a similar degree to that of pure titanium implants. This alloy is therefore emerging as a novel implant material for clinical evaluation. PMID:25848727

  10. New FCC Mg–Zr and Mg–Zr–ti deuterides obtained by reactive milling

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    Guzik, Matylda N. Deledda, Stefano; Sørby, Magnus H.; Yartys, Volodymyr A.; Hauback, Bjørn C.

    2015-03-15

    Results for binary Mg–Zr and ternary Mg–Zr–Ti mixtures ball milled at room temperature under reactive deuterium atmosphere (5.6–6.7 MPa) are reported. X-ray and neutron powder diffraction combined with Rietveld refinements show that two new cubic phases were formed during milling. Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} crystallize with disordered face centered cubic metal atom arrangements. Results of differential scanning calorimetry and termogravimetric measurements demonstrate that both deuterides desorb deuterium at lower temperatures than MgD{sub 2}, ZrD{sub 2} or TiD{sub 2}; 528 and 575 K in the Mg–Zr–D and Mg–Zr–Ti–D system, respectively. Interestingly, Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} stores deuterium reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D{sub 2}. - Graphical abstract: High resolution SR-PXD patterns obtained for Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and first time reported Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98}. - Highlights: • Synthesis and characterization of Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.60}D{sub 1.78} and Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98}. • New deuterides obtained by milling under H{sub 2} gas pressure in the order of a few MPa. • Phases desorb deuterium at temperature lower than corresponding binary deuterides. • Mg{sub 0.40}Zr{sub 0.26}Ti{sub 0.34}D{sub 1.98} stores hydrogen reversibly at 673 K and 10 MPa of D{sub 2}.

  11. p-t-x diagram of Pb(TiZr)O/sub 3/ solid solutions

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    Polandov, I.N.; Alekhina, N.S.; Gulish, O.K.; Isaev, G.P.; Malyutin, B.I.

    1986-07-01

    This paper attempts to generalize work the authors performed at high pressures on the phase equilibria in the PbTiO/sub 3/-PbZrO/sub 3/ system for Ti contents up to 50 at.%, i.e., the most interesting compositions from the practical standpoint. It is established that the rhombohedral ferroelectric phase, localized near the Curie point, not only expands its region of temperature stability, but also shifts its region of temperature stability to higher pressures with rise of solid solution Ti content. The authors construct for the first time the complete p-t-x diagram of Pb(Ti, Zr)O/sub 3/ solid solutions with Ti contents up to 50 at.%.

  12. Characterization of multi-principal-element (TiZrNbHfTa)N and (TiZrNbHfTa)C coatings for biomedical applications.

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    Braic, V; Balaceanu, M; Braic, M; Vladescu, A; Panseri, S; Russo, A

    2012-06-01

    Multi-principal-element (TiZrNbHfTa)N and (TiZrNbHfTa)C coatings were deposited on Ti6Al4V alloy by co-sputtering of Ti, Zr, Nb, Hf and Ta metallic targets in reactive atmosphere. The coatings were analyzed for elemental and phase compositions, crystalline structure, morphology, residual stress, hardness, friction performance, wear-corrosion resistance and cell viability. For all the films, only simple fcc solid solutions with (111) preferred orientations were found, with crystallite sizes in the range 7.2-13.5 nm. The coatings were subjected to compressive stress, with values ranging from 0.8 to 1.6 GPa. The carbide coating with the highest carbon content (carbon/metal ≈1.3) exhibited the highest hardness of about 31 GPa, the best friction behavior (μ = 0.12) and the highest wear resistance (wear rate K=0.2×10(-6)mm(3)N(-1)m(-1)), when testing in simulated body fluids (SBFs). Cell viability tests proved that the osteoblast cells were adherent to the coated substrates, and a very high percentage of live cells were observed on sample surfaces, after 72 h incubation time. PMID:22520431

  13. Development of Ti-Nb-Zr alloys with high elastic admissible strain for temporary orthopedic devices.

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    Ozan, Sertan; Lin, Jixing; Li, Yuncang; Ipek, Rasim; Wen, Cuie

    2015-07-01

    A new series of beta Ti-Nb-Zr (TNZ) alloys with considerable plastic deformation ability during compression test, high elastic admissible strain, and excellent cytocompatibility have been developed for removable bone tissue implant applications. TNZ alloys with nominal compositions of Ti-34Nb-25Zr, Ti-30Nb-32Zr, Ti-28Nb-35.4Zr and Ti-24.8Nb-40.7Zr (wt.% hereafter) were fabricated using the cold-crucible levitation technique, and the effects of alloying element content on their microstructures, mechanical properties (tensile strength, yield strength, compressive yield strength, Young's modulus, elastic energy, toughness, and micro-hardness), and cytocompatibilities were investigated and compared. Microstructural examinations revealed that the TNZ alloys consisted of β phase. The alloy samples displayed excellent ductility with no cracking, or fracturing during compression tests. Their tensile strength, Young's modulus, elongation at rupture, and elastic admissible strain were measured in the ranges of 704-839 MPa, 62-65 GPa, 9.9-14.8% and 1.08-1.31%, respectively. The tensile strength, Young's modulus and elongation at rupture of the Ti-34Nb-25Zr alloy were measured as 839 ± 31.8 MPa, 62 ± 3.6 GPa, and 14.8 ± 1.6%, respectively; this alloy exhibited the elastic admissible strain of approximately 1.31%. Cytocompatibility tests indicated that the cell viability ratios (CVR) of the alloys are greater than those of the control group; thus the TNZ alloys possess excellent cytocompatibility. PMID:25818950

  14. Decomposition of the ω-phase in the equiatomic TiZr alloy under high pressure

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    Bashkin, I. O.; Shestakov, V. V.; Sakharov, M. K.; Ponyatovsky, E. G.

    2008-07-01

    The phase decomposition phenomenon is found in the hexagonal ω-phase of the Ti—Zr system under high pressure. The ω → ω1 + ω2 decomposition of the equiatomic TiZr alloy occurred due to long thermobaric treatment at P = 5.5±0.6 GPa and T = 710±30 K. The chemical compositions of the ω1- and ω2-phases recovered to ambient conditions were estimated from the X-ray data to be around Ti20Zr80 and Ti83Zr17. The experimental data were used to calculate the mixing energy and the top of the decomposition curve in the isobaric T-C diagram of this system. We find that the equilibrium T-C phase diagram of the Ti-Zr system at pressures above ~8 GPa is of the eutectoid type with the high-temperature β-phase and the low-temperature ω1- and ω2-phases.

  15. Bio-corrosion and cytotoxicity studies on novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses

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    Vincent, S.; Daiwile, A.; Devi, S. S.; Kramer, M. J.; Besser, M. F.; Murty, B. S.; Bhatt, Jatin

    2014-09-26

    Metallic glasses are a potential and compatible implant candidate for biomedical applications. In the present investigation, a comparative study between novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses is carried out to evaluate in vitro biocompatibility using simulated body fluids. The bio-corrosion behavior of Zr- and Cu-based metallic glasses in different types of artificial body fluids such as artificial saliva solution, phosphate-buffered saline solution, artificial blood plasma solution, and Hank’s balanced saline solution is evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization studies at a constant body temperature of 310.15 K (37 °C). Surface morphology of samples after bio-corrosion experiments was observed by scanning electron microscopy.more » In vitro cytotoxicity test on glassy alloys were performed using human osteosarcoma cell line as per 10993-5 guidelines from International Organization for Standardization. As a result, the comparative study between Zr- and Cu-based glassy alloys provides vital information about the effect of elemental composition on biocompatibility of metallic glasses.« less

  16. Bio-corrosion and Cytotoxicity Studies on Novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 Metallic Glasses

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    Vincent, S.; Daiwile, A.; Devi, S. S.; Kramer, M. J.; Besser, M. F.; Murty, B. S.; Bhatt, Jatin

    2014-09-01

    Metallic glasses are a potential and compatible implant candidate for biomedical applications. In the present investigation, a comparative study between novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses is carried out to evaluate in vitro biocompatibility using simulated body fluids. The bio-corrosion behavior of Zr- and Cu-based metallic glasses in different types of artificial body fluids such as artificial saliva solution, phosphate-buffered saline solution, artificial blood plasma solution, and Hank's balanced saline solution is evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization studies at a constant body temperature of 310.15 K (37 °C). Surface morphology of samples after bio-corrosion experiments was observed by scanning electron microscopy. In vitro cytotoxicity test on glassy alloys were performed using human osteosarcoma cell line as per 10993-5 guidelines from International Organization for Standardization. The comparative study between Zr- and Cu-based glassy alloys provides vital information about the effect of elemental composition on biocompatibility of metallic glasses.

  17. Bio-corrosion and Cytotoxicity Studies on Novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 Metallic Glasses

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    Vincent, S.; Daiwile, A.; Devi, S. S.; Kramer, M. J.; Besser, M. F.; Murty, B. S.; Bhatt, Jatin

    2015-06-01

    Metallic glasses are a potential and compatible implant candidate for biomedical applications. In the present investigation, a comparative study between novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses is carried out to evaluate in vitro biocompatibility using simulated body fluids. The bio-corrosion behavior of Zr- and Cu-based metallic glasses in different types of artificial body fluids such as artificial saliva solution, phosphate-buffered saline solution, artificial blood plasma solution, and Hank's balanced saline solution is evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization studies at a constant body temperature of 310.15 K (37 °C). Surface morphology of samples after bio-corrosion experiments was observed by scanning electron microscopy. In vitro cytotoxicity test on glassy alloys were performed using human osteosarcoma cell line as per 10993-5 guidelines from International Organization for Standardization. The comparative study between Zr- and Cu-based glassy alloys provides vital information about the effect of elemental composition on biocompatibility of metallic glasses.

  18. Photocatalytic enhancement of TiO2 by B and Zr co-doping and modulation of microstructure

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    Fu, Chengxin; Gong, Yinyan; Wu, Yitao; Liu, Jiaqi; Zhang, Zhen; Li, Can; Niu, Lengyuan

    2016-08-01

    Visible-light photodegradation test revealed that B and Zr co-doping can raise the photocatalytic ability of the undoped TiO2 by a fold. XRD crystallography and Raman phonon spectroscopy measurements suggest that the Zr4+ ions replace the Ti4+ ions while the B3+ ions occupy the interstitial sites, expanding the unit-cell volume and reducing crystallite size. The incorporation of interstitial boron dopants creates oxygen vacancies (Ovrad rad) and reduce Ti4+ to Ti3+ to form [Ovrad rad -Ti3+]+, which traps the carriers and prolongs carrier lifetime. Moreover, Zr4+ ions replace Ti4+ ions and form impurity levels, which could improve visible light response. The co-doped samples are benefited from both B interstitials and Zr substitutes.

  19. Preparation and Mechanism of Cu-Decorated TiO2-ZrO2 Films Showing Accelerated Bacterial Inactivation.

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    Rtimi, Sami; Pulgarin, Cesar; Sanjines, Rosendo; Nadtochenko, Victor; Lavanchy, Jean-Claude; Kiwi, John

    2015-06-17

    Antibacterial robust, uniform TiO2-ZrO2 films on polyester (PES) under low intensity sunlight irradiation made up by equal amounts of TiO2 and ZrO2 exhibited a much higher bacterial inactivation kinetics compared to pure TiO2 or ZrO2. The TiO2-ZrO2 matrix was found to introduce a drastic increase in the Cu-dopant promoter enhancing bacterial inactivation compared to Cu sputtered in the same amount on PES. Furthermore, the bacterial inactivation was accelerated by a factor close to three, by Cu- on TiO2-ZrO2 at extremely low levels ∼0.01%. Evidence is presented by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy for redox catalysis taking place during bacterial inactivation. The TiO2-ZrO2-Cu band gap is estimated and the film properties were fully characterized. Evidence is provided for the photogenerated radicals intervening in the bacterial inactivation. The photoinduced TiO2-ZrO2-Cu interfacial charge transfer is discussed in term of the electronic band positions of the binary oxide and the Cu TiO2 intragap state. PMID:26023896

  20. Are new TiNbZr alloys potential substitutes of the Ti6Al4V alloy for dental applications? An electrochemical corrosion study.

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    Ribeiro, Ana Lúcia Roselino; Hammer, Peter; Vaz, Luís Geraldo; Rocha, Luís Augusto

    2013-12-01

    The main aim of this work was to assess the electrochemical behavior of new Ti35Nb5Zr and Ti35Nb10Zr alloys in artificial saliva at 37 °C to verify if they are indicated to be used as biomaterials in dentistry as alternatives to Ti6Al4V alloys in terms of corrosion protection efficiency of the material. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) experiments were carried out for different periods of time (0.5-216 h) in a three-electrode cell, where the working electrode (Ti alloys) was exposed to artificial saliva at 37 °C. The near-surface region of the alloys was investigated using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). All alloys exhibited an increase in corrosion potential with the immersion time, indicating the growth and stabilization of the passive film. Ti35Nb5Zr and Ti6Al4V alloys had their EIS results interpreted by a double-layer circuit, while the Ti35Nb10Zr alloy was modeled by a one-layer circuit. In general, the new TiNbZr alloys showed similar behavior to that observed for the Ti6Al4V. XPS results suggest, in the case of the TiNbZr alloys, the presence of a thicker passive layer containing a lower fraction of TiO2 phase than that of Ti6Al4V. After long-term immersion, all alloys develop a calcium phosphate phase on the surface. The new TiNbZr alloys appear as potential candidates to be used as a substitute to Ti6Al4V in the manufacturing of dental implant-abutment sets. PMID:24280708

  1. Enhanced dielectric response of ZrO2 upon Ti doping and introduction of O vacancies

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    Dutta, Gargi; Hembram, K. P. S. S.; Rao, G. Mohan; Waghmare, Umesh V.

    2008-01-01

    We determine the electronic properties and dielectric response of zirconia (ZrO2) with oxygen vacancies (O vacancies) and Ti doping using first-principles density functional theory calculations based on pseudopotentials and a plane wave basis. We find significantly enhanced static dielectric response in zirconia with Ti doping and introduction of oxygen vacancies. Softening of phonon modes are responsible for the enhanced dielectric response of doped samples compared to pure zirconia.

  2. Crystal Structure, Transformation Strain, and Superelastic Property of Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta Alloys

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    Kim, Hee Young; Fu, Jie; Tobe, Hirobumi; Kim, Jae Il; Miyazaki, Shuichi

    2015-06-01

    The composition dependences of transformation strain and shape memory, and superelastic properties were extensively investigated in Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta alloys in order to establish the guidelines for alloy design of biomedical superelastic alloys. The effects of composition on the crystal structure of the parent (β) phase and the martensite (α″) phase were also investigated. Results showed that not only transformation temperature but also transformation strain is tunable by alloy design, i.e., adjusting contents of Nb, Zr, and Ta. The lattice constant of the β phase increased linearly with increasing Zr content, while it was insensitive to Nb and Ta contents. On the other hand, the lattice constants of the α″ phase are mainly affected by Nb and Ta contents. The increase of Zr content exhibited a weaker impact on the transformation strain compared with Nb and Ta. The addition of Zr as a substitute of Nb with keeping superelasticity at room temperature significantly increased the transformation strain. On the other hand, the addition of Ta decreased the transformation strain at the compositions showing superelasticity. This study confirmed that the crystallography of martensitic transformation can be the main principal to guide the alloy design of biomedical superelastic alloys.

  3. First-Principles Investigations of Pb Anti-Site Defects in PbZrO3 and Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 Perovskites

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    Kagimura, Ricardo; Singh, David J.

    2008-03-01

    Lead zirconate (PZ) and lead zirconate titanate (PZT) have the perovskite type structure, ABO3. Bivalent lead (Pb^+2) ions occupy the A site, while tetravalent titanium and zirconium (Zr^+4, Ti^+4) ions occupy the B site at random of the PZT solid solution. Also, lead can be tetravalent (Pb^+4), such as in PbO2 structure. Recent experimental work has reported that tetravalent Pb ions can locate at the B site of the PZT perovskite forming a lead zirconate-titanate-plumbate solid solution. The experimental results suggest that, based on a PbZrO3-PbTiO3-PbPbO3 ternary solution phase diagram [G. Suchaneck et al., Ferroelectrics 318, 3 (2005)], the substitutional Pb atom prefers to occupy the Zr site instead of the Ti one. In this work, we report density functional supercell calculations for pure PbZrO3 perovskite and for ordered Pb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3 solid solution with different configurations for the Zr and Ti atoms. We investigate the anti-site defect energies and the effects on the electronic structure.

  4. Mechanical treatment of TiO2 and ZrO2 oxide mixtures.

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    Kraleva, Elka; Spojakina, Alla; Saladino, Maria Luisa; Caponetti, Eugenio; Jiratova, Kveta

    2010-12-01

    The mixed ZrO2-TiO2 system (5-50 wt% of ZrO2) has been studied to investigate the influence of the mechanical treatment on its physicochemical properties depending on the composition, time of milling (5, 10 and 20 min, r.p.m. 82) and temperature (400, 550 and 700 degrees C). Samples were characterized by Raman spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersion X-ray analyzer, High Resolution-Transmission Electron Microscopy and nitrogen adsorption porosimetry. Results show that srilankite (TiZrO4) phase has been produced. No influence of the milling time and temperature on the phase composition is observed. The presence of zirconia increases the thermal stability of anatase phase up to 700 degrees C hindering the anatase rutile phase transformation. PMID:21121348

  5. The effect of C content on the mechanical properties of Ti-Zr coatings.

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    Rodríguez-Hernández, M G; Jiménez, O; Alvarado-Hernández, F; Flores, M; Andrade, E; Canto, C E; Ávila, C; Espinoza-Beltrán, F

    2015-09-01

    In this study, Ti-Zr and Ti-Zr-C coatings were deposited at room temperature via pulsed-DC magnetron sputtering. A 70Ti-30Zr at% target and a 99.99% graphite plate were used to deposit samples. In order to modify C content, coatings were deposited at different target powers such as 50, 75 and 100 W. Changes on the structure, microstructure and mechanical properties due to C addition were studied. Results indicate that the as-deposited coatings were partly crystalline and that an increment on C content stabilized α' phase and inhibited the appearance of ω precipitates. Therefore, Ti-Zr-C alloys with C>1.9 at% showed only α' phase whereas the others alloys exhibited α'+ω structures. Hardness values from 12.94 to 34.31 GPa were obtained, whereas the elastic modulus was found between 181.84 and 298 GPa. Finally, a high elastic recovery ratio (0.69-0.87) was observed as a function of composition. The overall properties of these coatings were improved due to C content increment, martensitic α' phase and nanocrystalline grain size (10-16 nm). PMID:26056996

  6. Synthesis of Li 2MO 3 ( M = Ti or Zr) by the combustion method

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    Cruz, Daniel; Pfeiffer, Heriberto; Bulbulian, Silvia

    2006-05-01

    The advantages and disadvantages of the combustion method to prepare Li 2TiO 3 and Li 2ZrO 3 ceramics were studied. Firstly, the ceramic powders were prepared by the combustion process using LiOH, MO 2 (where M = Ti or Zr) and urea in different molar ratios (from 2:1:3 to 3:1:3) at different temperatures for 5 minutes. Li 2TiO 3 and Li 2ZrO 3 were also obtained by the solid-state method, and the results were compared with those obtained by the combustion process. The powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. It was found that the combustion process reduces the synthesis time of Li 2TiO 3 (1 minute at 750 °C), but it does not have any advantage on producing Li 2ZrO 3, due to thermodynamic factors. On the other hand, the combustion process produces carbon contaminants in the solids. It was necessary to add excess of lithium hydroxide, in order to compensate the quantity of Li sublimated during the production of the ceramics. Finally, it seems that both reactions follow the same mechanism, which is determined by the lithium diffusion into the metal oxides.

  7. Effects of TiN coating on the corrosion of nanostructured Ti-30Ta-xZr alloys for dental implants

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    Kim, Won-Gi; Choe, Han-Cheol

    2012-01-01

    Electrochemical characteristics of a titanium nitride (TiN)-coated/nanotube-formed Ti-Ta-Zr alloy for biomaterials have been researched by using the magnetic sputter and electrochemical methods. Ti-30Ta-xZr (x = 3, 7 and 15 wt%) alloys were prepared by arc melting and heat treated for 24 h at 1000 °C in an argon atmosphere and then water quenching. The formation of oxide nanotubes was achieved by anodizing a Ti-30Ta-xZr alloy in H3PO4 electrolytes containing small amounts of fluoride ions at room temperature. Anodization was carried out using a scanning potentiostat, and all experiments were conducted at room temperature. The microstructure and morphology of nanotube arrays were characterized by optical microscopy (OM), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The TiN coatings were obtained by the radio-frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering technique. The depositions were performed from pure Ti targets on Ti-30Ta-xZr alloys substrates. The corrosion properties of the specimens were examined using potentiodynamic test in a 0.9% NaCl solution by using potentiostat. The microstructures of Ti-30Ta-xZr alloys were changed from an equiaxed to a needle-like structure with increasing Zr content. The interspace between the nanotubes was approximately 20, 80 and 200 nm for Zr contents of 3, 7 and 15 wt%, respectively. The corrosion resistance of the TiN-coated on the anodized Ti-30Ta-xZr alloys was higher than that of the untreated Ti alloys, indicating a better protective effect.

  8. Development and intrinsic properties of hexagonal ferromagnetic (Zr,Ti)Fe{sub 2}

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    Zhang, W. Y. Skomski, R.; Sellmyer, D. J.; Li, X. Z.; Valloppilly, S.; Shield, J. E.

    2014-05-07

    Nanocrystalline Ti{sub 0.75}Zr{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 2+x} (x = 0-0.4) and Ti{sub 0.75−y}B{sub y}Zr{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 2.4} (y = 0-0.35) with high saturation magnetization have been fabricated by the melt-spinning technique. Nanocrystalline Ti{sub 0.75}Zr{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 2+x} consists of the hexagonal C14 Laves phase (Ti,Zr)Fe{sub 2}. Fe addition decreases the lattice parameter a and shrinks the cell volume. The antiferromagnetic Fe-Fe interactions may decrease with the increase of x, leading to a significant enhancement of saturation polarization (J{sub s}) and Curie temperature (T{sub c}). The magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant K also increases with increasing x. Excessive Fe addition (x > 0.25) may induce structural disorder which lowers the J{sub s} and T{sub c}. Nanocrystalline Ti{sub 0.75−y}B{sub y}Zr{sub 0.25}Fe{sub 2.4} is composed of hexagonal (Ti,Zr)Fe{sub 2} and Fe-rich amorphous phases with relatively high J{sub s}. The lattice parameters a, c and cell volume V are almost unchanged with the increase of y for y ≥ 0.16. Simultaneously, the T{sub c} of (Ti,Zr)Fe{sub 2} remains unchanged, indicating that B does not enter this lattice but takes part in forming the amorphous phase, in good agreement with the X-ray diffraction results. The volume fraction of the amorphous phase increases with the increase of B content and results in a large enhancement of J{sub s} up to 10.8 kG. Further B addition (y > 0.30) decreases J{sub s}, possibly due to the decrease of the J{sub s} of the amorphous phase.

  9. Superelasticity, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of the Ti-19Zr-10Nb-1Fe alloy.

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    Xue, Pengfei; Li, Yan; Li, Kangming; Zhang, Deyuan; Zhou, Chungen

    2015-05-01

    Microstructure, mechanical properties, superelasticity and biocompatibility of a Ti-19Zr-10Nb-1Fe alloy are investigated. X-ray diffraction spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy observations show that the as-cast Ti-19Zr-10Nb-1Fe alloy is composed of α' and β phases, but only the β phase exists in the as-rolled and as-quenched alloys. The tensile stress-strain tests indicate that the as-quenched alloy exhibits a good combination of mechanical properties with a large elongation of 25%, a low Young's modulus of 59 GPa and a high ultimate tensile stress of 723 MPa. Superelastic recovery behavior is found in the as-quenched alloy during tensile tests, and the corresponding maximum of superelastic strain is 4.7% at the pre-strain of 6%. A superelastic recovery of 4% with high stability is achieved after 10 cyclic loading-unloading training processes. Potentiodynamic polarization and ion release measurements indicate that the as-quenched alloy shows a lower corrosion rate in Hank's solution and a much less ion release rate in 0.9% NaCl solution than those of the NiTi alloys. Cell culture results indicate that the osteoblasts' adhesion and proliferation are similar on both the Ti-19Zr-10Nb-1Fe and NiTi alloys. A better hemocompatibility is confirmed for the as-quenched Ti-19Zr-10Nb-1Fe alloy, attributed to more stable platelet adhesion and small activation degree, and a much lower hemolysis rate compared with the NiTi alloy. PMID:25746260

  10. Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite Growth on Functionalized Surfaces of Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-Zr-Nb Alloys

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    Pylypchuk, Ie V.; Petranovskaya, A. L.; Gorbyk, P. P.; Korduban, A. M.; Markovsky, P. E.; Ivasishin, O. M.

    2015-08-01

    A biomimetic approach for coating titanium-containing alloys with hydroxyapatite (HA) is reported in the article. Two types of Ti-containing alloys were chosen as an object for coating: Ti-6Al-4V (recommended for orthopedic application) and a novel highly biocompatible Ti-Zr-Nb alloy, with good mechanical compatibility due to a modulus that is more close to that of human bones (E ≈ 50 GPa instead of 110 GPa in Ti-6Al-4V). Coating process was carried out in a 10×-concentrated simulated body fluid (SBF)—synthetic analog of human body plasma. The effect of oxidized and carboxylated alloy surface on formation of biomimetic hydroxyapatite has been studied. By XRD, we found influence of thermal conditions on HA crystal formation and size. SEM images and Fourier transform infrared confirmed that hydroxyapatite with different morphology, crystallinity, and Ca/P ratio formed on metallic surfaces. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that in the Ti-6AL-4V sample the observed Ca/P ratio reach 0.97, whereas in the Ti-Zr-Nb sample the observed Ca/P ratio reach 1.15.

  11. Biomimetic Hydroxyapatite Growth on Functionalized Surfaces of Ti-6Al-4V and Ti-Zr-Nb Alloys.

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    Pylypchuk, Ie V; Petranovskaya, A L; Gorbyk, P P; Korduban, A M; Markovsky, P E; Ivasishin, O M

    2015-12-01

    A biomimetic approach for coating titanium-containing alloys with hydroxyapatite (HA) is reported in the article. Two types of Ti-containing alloys were chosen as an object for coating: Ti-6Al-4V (recommended for orthopedic application) and a novel highly biocompatible Ti-Zr-Nb alloy, with good mechanical compatibility due to a modulus that is more close to that of human bones (E ≈ 50 GPa instead of 110 GPa in Ti-6Al-4V). Coating process was carried out in a 10×-concentrated simulated body fluid (SBF)-synthetic analog of human body plasma. The effect of oxidized and carboxylated alloy surface on formation of biomimetic hydroxyapatite has been studied. By XRD, we found influence of thermal conditions on HA crystal formation and size. SEM images and Fourier transform infrared confirmed that hydroxyapatite with different morphology, crystallinity, and Ca/P ratio formed on metallic surfaces. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy showed that in the Ti-6AL-4V sample the observed Ca/P ratio reach 0.97, whereas in the Ti-Zr-Nb sample the observed Ca/P ratio reach 1.15. PMID:26297184

  12. Temperature dependence of Zr and Ti K-edge XANES spectra for para- and ferro-electric perovskite-type PbZrO3, PbTiO3 and BaTiO3

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    Yoshiasa, A.; Nakatani, T.; Hiratoko, T.; Tobase, T.; Nakatsuka, A.; Okube, M.; Arima, H.; Sugiyama, K.

    2016-05-01

    Zr and Ti K-edge XANES spectra of PbZrO3, PbTiO3 and BaTiO3 perovskite-type compounds were measured in the temperature range from 10K to 850K. Quantitative comparisons for the near-edge spectra were performed in a wide temperature range using the absorption intensity invariant point (AIIP) standardization. Clear temperature dependence for pre-edge shoulder is identified by the calculating the temperature difference of the XANES spectrum intensity. Decrease of pre-edge shoulder and peak intensity is observed only in the para- and ferro-electric phases and draw curves, not straight lines. The gradients for shoulder and pre-edge peak intensity are rich in a variety. The decrease in absorption of pre-edge peak and shoulder is speculated due to the shift from the off-centre position of the Zr atom with respect to the oxygen octahedron to center position. The Zr ion in the PbZrO3 para-electric phase has same temperature behaviors of Ti ions in the ferroelectric perovskite.

  13. Ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} epitaxial layers on GaAs

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    Louahadj, L.; Le Bourdais, D.; Agnus, G.; Pillard, V.; Lecoeur, P.; Largeau, L.; Mazet, L.; Bachelet, R.; Regreny, P.; Dubourdieu, C.; Gautier, B.; Saint-Girons, G.; Albertini, D.

    2013-11-18

    Ferroelectric epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) layers were grown by pulsed laser deposition on SrTiO{sub 3}/GaAs templates fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy. The templates present an excellent structural quality and the SrTiO{sub 3}/GaAs is abrupt at the atomic scale. The PZT layers contain a- and c-domains, as shown by X-Ray diffraction analyses. Piezoforce microscopy experiments and macroscopic electrical characterizations indicate that PZT is ferroelectric. A relative dielectric permittivity of 164 is extracted from these measurements.

  14. Improved conversion efficiency of dye sensitized solar cell using Zn doped TiO2-ZrO2 nanocomposite

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    Tomar, Laxmi J.; Bhatt, Piyush J.; Desai, Rahul K.; Chakrabarty, B. S.; Panchal, C. J.

    2016-05-01

    TiO2-ZrO2 and Zn doped TiO2-ZrO2 nanocomposites were prepared by hydrothermal method for dye sensitized solar cell (DSSC) application. The structural and optical properties were investigated by X -ray diffraction (XRD) and UV-Visible spectroscopy respectively. XRD results revealed the formation of material in nano size. The average crystallite size is 22.32 nm, 17.41 nm and 6.31 nm for TiO2, TiO2-ZrO2 and Zn doped TiO2-ZrO2 nanocomposites respectively. The optical bandgap varies from 2.04 eV to 3.75 eV. Dye sensitized solar cells were fabricated using the prepared material. Pomegranate juice was used as a sensitizer and graphite coated conducting glass plate was used as counter electrode. The I - V characteristics were recorded to measure photo response of DSSC. Photovoltaic parameter like open circuit voltage, power conversion efficiency, and fill factor were evaluated for fabricated solar cell. The power conversion efficiency of DSSC fabricated with TiO2, TiO2-ZrO2 and Zn doped TiO2-ZrO2 nanocomposites were found 0.71%, 1.97% and 4.58% respectively.

  15. Antimicrobial activity of the surface coatings on TiAlZr implant biomaterial.

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    Ionita, Daniela; Grecu, Mihaela; Ungureanu, Camelia; Demetrescu, Ioana

    2011-12-01

    This study is devoted to antimicrobial activity of new surface coatings on TiAlZr. Ti alloys such as TiAlZr are used as implant biomaterials, but, despite the good behavior of such alloys in simulated conditions, bacterial infections appear after the introduction of an implant into the body. The infections are typically caused by the adherence and colonization of bacteria on the surfaces of the implants. The study presents preparation and surface morphology characterization of coatings obtained via anodizing, as well as biomimetic coatings with hydroxyapatite and silver ions with and without antibiotic. The percentage inhibition of Escherichia coli bacteria growth was evaluated for each of the studied coating, and a Trojan-horse model of silver nanoparticles (nAg) antibacterial activity at interface was proposed. Such coatings could be more important taking into account that antibacterial treatments with antibiotics are becoming less effective due to their intensive use. PMID:21889399

  16. Physical properties modulation of Fe3O4/Pb(ZrTi)O3 heterostructure via Fe diffusion

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    Chichvarina, O.; Herng, T. S.; Ding, J.

    2016-03-01

    The manipulation of material properties in perovskite oxide heterojunctions has been increasingly studied, owing to their interacting lattice, charge, spin and orbital degrees of freedom. In this work, the switching, ferroelectricity and magneto-transport properties of epitaxially grown perovskite Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 layers sandwiched between Fe3O4 (top electrode) and SrRuO3 (bottom electrode) are investigated. These films show a typical ferroelectric polarization of ˜50 μC/cm2. Once the Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 films become thinner (˜30 nm), one can set (reset) the Fe3O4/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3 structures into a low (high) resistance state via formation (rupture) of an Fe-related filament in Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 through manipulation of an electric field. Interestingly, at the low-resistance state, a prominent magnetoresistance signal of ˜3% was observed. There is no magnetoresistance signal detected in the virgin Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film (before switching), high-resistive state Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film and Au/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3. These phenomena are attributed to the diffusion of Fe-related ions into the Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film, turning a non-magnetic and insulating layer of perovskite Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 into a magnetic and semiconducting-like Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3. The magneto-transport properties of Fe3O4/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/SrRuO3 have been studied extensively. Such resistance-ferroelectric-ferromagnetic coupling in a single compound paves the way to the realization of a non-volatile multiple-state Pb(ZrTi)O3 hybrid memory, as well as new computing approaches.

  17. Thermal Evaporation Loss Measurements on Quasicrystal (Ti-Zr-Ni) and Glass Forming (Vit 106 and Vit 106a) Liquids

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    Blodgett, M. E.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Kelton, K. F.

    2015-04-01

    Thermal evaporation loss measurements made using the electrostatic levitation (ESL) technique for one binary Ti-Zr, two ternary Ti-Zr-Ni, and two glass-forming (Vit 106 and Vit 106a) alloy liquids are reported. The containerless environment enables measurements not only for the equilibrium liquids but also for the metastable supercooled liquids. The data follow the Langmuir equation when the activity coefficient of the solute atoms, a measure for the deviation from the ideal solution behavior, is taken into account. An estimate for the activity coefficient of Ni in the Ti-Zr liquid is made from these data, demonstrating the effectiveness of ESL for such measurements.

  18. In vitro evaluation of biocompatibility of Ti-Mo-Sn-Zr superelastic alloy.

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    Nunome, Shoko; Kanetaka, Hiroyasu; Kudo, Tada-aki; Endoh, Kazuki; Hosoda, Hideki; Igarashi, Kaoru

    2015-07-01

    Shape memory alloys (SMAs) including superelastic alloys have unique properties such as shape memory and superelasticity, thus they are recognized as very useful biomaterials. These properties are very advantageous for medical use, and actually the SMA wires have been widely used in medical field. However, biocompatibility of nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) alloy, which is the only practical SMA at present, has been questioned because of its high nickel content. The aim of this study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of a newly developed Ni-free Ti-based SMA for medical use. The newly developed SMA made of Ti-Mo-Sn-Zr system was processed into a disk of 15.1 mm in diameter. Pure titanium of the same shape was prepared as control. All the disk surfaces were polished using emery papers, #120, #400, and #600. Scanning electron microscopy and a 3D optics profiler were used to evaluate the surface of the materials. In vitro evaluations included colony examination for evaluation of the cell cytotoxicity, DNA quantification for the cell proliferation, Alamar blue assay for metabolic activity, FDA staining for the live cell imaging, and cell cycle analysis, using Chinese hamster fibroblastic V-79 cells and mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. In colony examination and DNA quantification, there was no significant difference between the Ti-Mo-Sn-Zr and the pure titanium. In FDA staining, cultured cells on the Ti-Mo-Sn-Zr alloy showed the same biocompatibility as those on the pure titanium. The present results suggest that the newly developed Ti-Mo-Sn-Zr alloy showed the high biocompatibility comparable to pure titanium and can be used as efficient biomaterial for medical use. PMID:25659946

  19. Multifunctional Ti-(Ca,Zr)-(C,N,O,P) films for load-bearing implants.

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    Shtansky, D V; Gloushankova, N A; Bashkova, I A; Kharitonova, M A; Moizhess, T G; Sheveiko, A N; Kiryukhantsev-Korneev, F V; Petrzhik, M I; Levashov, E A

    2006-07-01

    Films of Ti-Ca-P-C-O-(N), Ti-Ca-C-O-(N) and Ti-Zr-C-O-(N) were deposited by DC magnetron sputtering or ion implantation-assisted magnetron sputtering of composite targets TiC0.5 + 10%Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2, TiC0.5 + 20%(CaO + TiO2) and TiC0.5 + 10%ZrO2 in an Ar atmosphere or reactively in a gaseous mixture of Ar + 14%N2. The microstructure, elemental and phase composition of films were studied by means of X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The films were characterized in terms of their hardness, Young's modulus, elastic recovery, adhesion strength, and friction and wear both in air and under physiological solution. Particular attention was paid to the analysis of deformation and fracture for various film/substrate systems during scratch testing. The biocompatibility of the films was evaluated by both in vitro and in vivo experiments. In vitro studies involved the investigation of adhesion, spreading, and proliferation of MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts and IAR-2 epithelial cells, morphometric analysis, actin cytoskeleton, focal contacts staining, alkaline phosphatase activity and von Kossa staining of osteoblastic culture. Cell culture experiments demonstrated an increase of osteoblastic proliferation on Ca- and P-incorporated films. In vivo studies were fulfilled by subcutaneous implantation of Teflon plates coated with the tested films in mice and analysis of the population of adherent cells on their surfaces. The results obtained show that multicomponent nanostructured Ti-(Ca, Zr)-(C, N, O, P) films possess a combination of high hardness, wear resistance and adhesion strength, reduced Young's modulus, low friction coefficient and high biocompatibility. PMID:16530825

  20. Effect of ZrO2 addition on the mechanical properties of porous TiO2 bone scaffolds.

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    Tiainen, Hanna; Eder, Georg; Nilsen, Ola; Haugen, Håvard J

    2012-08-01

    This study aimed at the investigation of the effect of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) addition on the mechanical properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) bone scaffolds. The highly biocompatible TiO2 has been identified as a promising material for bone scaffolds, whereas the more bioinert ZrO2 is known for its excellent mechanical properties. Ultra-porous TiO2 scaffolds (>89% porosity) were produced using polymer sponge replication with 0-40 wt.% of the TiO2 raw material substituted with ZrO2. Microstructure, chemical composition, and pore architectural features of the prepared ceramic foams were characterised and related to their mechanical strength. Addition of 1 wt.% of ZrO2 led to 16% increase in the mean compressive strength without significant changes in the pore architectural parameters of TiO2 scaffolds. Further ZrO2 additions resulted in reduction of compressive strength in comparison to containing no ZrO2. The appearance of zirconium titanate (ZrTiO4) phase was found to hinder the densification of the ceramic material during sintering resulting in poor intergranular connections and thus significantly reducing the compressive strength of the highly porous ceramic foam scaffolds. PMID:24364936

  1. Origin of nondetectable x-ray diffraction peaks in nanocomposite CuTiZr alloys

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    Jiang, J. Z.; Kato, H.; Ohsuna, T.; Saida, J.; Inoue, A.; Saksl, K.; Franz, H.; Stâhl, K.

    2003-10-01

    Microscopic structures of Cu60Ti10+xZr30-x (x=0 and 10) alloys have been investigated by transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). In the Cu60Ti10Zr30 samples annealed at 708 K for times ranging from 0 to 130 min, where the enthalpy of the first exothermic peak decreases by 80%, the corresponding XRD patterns still look similar to that for the as-prepared sample. However, the simulated XRD patterns for the pure Cu51Zr14 phase, which is the crystalline phase formed during the first exothermic reaction, with small grain sizes and defects clearly show a broadened amorphous-like feature. This might be the reason that no diffraction peaks from the nanocrystalline component were detected in the XRD patterns recorded for the as-cast or as-spun Cu60Ti10+xZr30-x (x=0 and 10) alloys and for the alloys annealed at lower temperatures, in which the enthalpy of the first exothermic peak has a significant reduction. The second exothermic peak found in DSC curves is due to the formation of another hexagonal phase, spacing group P63/mmc (194) and lattice parameters a=5.105 Å and c=8.231 Å.

  2. A conjoint XRD-ND analysis of the crystal structures of austenitic and martensitic Ti 0.64Zr 0.36Ni hydrides

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    Cuevas, F.; Latroche, M.; Bourée-Vigneron, F.; Percheron-Guégan, A.

    2006-11-01

    The crystal structures of the hydrides of austenitic and martensitic Ti 0.64Zr 0.36Ni alloy have been investigated by conjoint X-ray diffraction (XRD)-neutron diffraction (ND) analysis. Austenitic Ti 0.64Zr 0.36Ni alloy with cubic CsCl-type structure preserves its metal sublattice structure after deuteration. It forms a Ti 0.64Zr 0.36NiD 1.5 deuteride with D-atoms occupying half of the octahedrally coordinated 3 d sites. On the contrary, the monoclinic TiNi-type structure of martensitic Ti 0.64Zr 0.36Ni alloy is modified after deuterium absorption. At P=103 Pa and T=298 K, two deuterides coexist with orthorhombic CrB-type structure for the metal sublattice and compositions Ti 0.64Zr 0.36NiD ( β-deuteride) and Ti 0.64Zr 0.36NiD 2.6 ( γ-deuteride). For the β-monodeuteride, deuterium atoms are tetrahedrally coordinated by (Ti,Zr) atoms. For the γ-deuteride, D-atoms fully occupy tetrahedrally coordinated (Ti,Zr) 3Ni 8 f sites and partially occupy pyramidal (Ti,Zr) 3Ni 2 4 c sites. At higher pressures, deuterium solution occurs in the γ-phase with a partial occupancy of octahedrally coordinated (Ti,Zr) 2Ni 4 4 a sites.

  3. Secondary Electron Yield Measurements of TiN coating and TiZrV getter film(LCC-128)

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    Le Pimpec, F

    2003-10-09

    In the beam pipe of the positron Main Damping Ring (MDR) of the Next Linear Collider (NLC), ionization of residual gases and secondary electron emission give rise to an electron cloud which can cause the loss of the circulating beam. One path to avoid the electron cloud is to ensure that the vacuum wall has low secondary emission yield and, therefore, we need to know the secondary emission yield (SEY) for candidate wall coatings. We report on SEY measurements at SLAC on titanium nitride (TiN) and titanium-zirconium-vanadium (TiZrV) thin sputter deposited films, as well as describe our experimental setup.

  4. Investigation of the peptide adsorption on ZrO2, TiZr, and TiO2 surfaces as a method for surface modification.

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    Micksch, Tina; Liebelt, Nora; Scharnweber, Dieter; Schwenzer, Bernd

    2014-05-28

    Specific surface binding peptides offer a versatile and interesting possibility for the development of biocompatible implant materials. Therefore, eight peptide sequences were examined in regard to their adsorption on zirconium oxide (ZrO2), titanium zircon (TiZr), and titanium (c.p. Ti). Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) measurements were performed on Ti coated sensor chips to determine the kinetics of the interactions and kinetic rate constants (kon, koff, KD, and Rmax). We also investigated the interactions which are present in our system. Electrostatic and coordinative interactions were found to play a major role in the adsorption process. Four of the eight examined peptide sequences showed a significant adsorption on all investigated materials. Moreover, the two peptides with the highest adsorption could be quantified (up to 370 pmol/cm(2)). For potential biomaterials applications, we proved the stability of the adsorption of selected peptides in cell culture media, under competition with proteins and at body temperature (37 °C), and their biocompatibility via their effects on the adhesion and proliferation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). The results qualify the peptides as anchor peptides for the biofunctionalization of implants. PMID:24735333

  5. An innovative technique to simply fabricate ZrO₂-HA-TiO₂ nanostructured layers.

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    Samanipour, F; Bayati, M R; Golestani-Fard, F; Zargar, H R; Troczynski, T; Mirhabibi, A R

    2011-08-01

    For the first time, ZrO₂-HA-TiO₂ layers were synthesized through EPD-Enhanced MAO (EEMAO) technique in only one step where no supplementary treatment was required. SEM, XRD, EDX, and XPS techniques were employed to propose a correlation between the growth parameters and the physical and chemical properties of the layers. The layers revealed a porous structure where applying higher voltages and/or utilizing higher concentrated electrolytes resulted in formation of wider pores and increasing the zirconium concentration in the layers; meanwhile, prolonging the growth time had the same effects. The layers mainly consisted of anatase, hydroxyapatite, monoclinic ZrO₂, and tetragonal ZrO₂ phases. Increasing the voltage, electrolyte concentration, and time, hydroxyapatite as well as tetragonal ZrO₂ was decomposed to α-TCP, monoclinic ZrO₂, and ZrO. The nanosized zirconia particles (d = 20-60 nm) were further accumulated on the vicinity of the layers when thicker electrolytes were utilized or higher voltages were applied. Emphasizing on the chemical and electrochemical foundations, a probable formation mechanism was finally put forward. PMID:21514799

  6. Decomposition of a solid solution in the ω phase of the Ti-Zr system under high pressure

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    Bashkin, I. O.; Shestakov, V. V.; Sakharov, M. K.; Fedotov, V. K.; Ponyatovskiĭ, E. G.

    2008-07-01

    Phase separation in the hexagonal ω modification of the Ti-Zr system was observed. The ω → ω1 + ω2 decomposition in an equiatomic TiZr alloy after prolonged thermal treatment at P = 5.5 ± 0.6 GPa and T = 440 ± 30°C was revealed using x-ray diffraction. It is found that the concentration dependence of the specific volume of the ω phase of Ti-Zr alloys deviates from the Vegard law to higher values. An isobaric section of the equilibrium P- T- x phase diagram of the Ti-Zr system is shown to have the shape of an eutectoid diagram at pressures higher than 8 GPa.

  7. High temperature phase decomposition in Ti{sub x}Zr{sub y}Al{sub z}N

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    Lind, Hans; Pilemalm, Robert; Rogström, Lina; Tasnadi, Ferenc; Ghafoor, Naureen; Forsén, Rikard; Odén, Magnus; Johnson, Lars J. S.; Johansson-Jöesaar, Mats P.; Abrikosov, Igor A.

    2014-12-15

    Through a combination of theoretical and experimental observations we study the high temperature decomposition behavior of c-(Ti{sub x}Zr{sub y}Al{sub z}N) alloys. We show that for most concentrations the high formation energy of (ZrAl)N causes a strong tendency for spinodal decomposition between ZrN and AlN while other decompositions tendencies are suppressed. In addition we observe that entropic effects due to configurational disorder favor a formation of a stable Zr-rich (TiZr)N phase with increasing temperature. Our calculations also predict that at high temperatures a Zr rich (TiZrAl)N disordered phase should become more resistant against the spinodal decomposition despite its high and positive formation energy due to the specific topology of the free energy surface at the relevant concentrations. Our experimental observations confirm this prediction by showing strong tendency towards decomposition in a Zr-poor sample while a Zr-rich alloy shows a greatly reduced decomposition rate, which is mostly attributable to binodal decomposition processes. This result highlights the importance of considering the second derivative of the free energy, in addition to its absolute value in predicting decomposition trends of thermodynamically unstable alloys.

  8. Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of Transient Liquid-Phase Diffusion-Bonded Ti3Al/TiAl Joints with TiZrCuNi Interlayer

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    Ren, H. S.; Xiong, H. P.; Pang, S. J.; Chen, B.; Wu, X.; Cheng, Y. Y.; Chen, B. Q.

    2016-04-01

    Transient liquid-phase diffusion bonding of Ti3Al-based alloy to TiAl intermetallics was conducted using Ti-13Zr-21Cu-9Ni (wt pct) interlayer foil. The joint microstructures were examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with an electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA). The microhardness across the joint was measured and joint strengths were tested. The results show that the Ti3Al/TiAl joint mainly consists of Ti-rich phase, Ti2Al layer, α 2-Ti3Al band, and residual interlayer alloy dissolved with Al. The amount of residual interlayer at the central part of the joint is decreased with the increase of the bonding temperature, and meantime the Ti2Al and α 2-Ti3Al reaction bands close to the joined Ti3Al-based alloy become thickened gradually. Furthermore, the central part of the joint exhibits the maximum microhardness across the whole joint. The joints bonded at 1193 K (920 °C) for 600 seconds with a pressure of 2 MPa presented the maximum shear strength of 417 MPa at room temperature, and the strength of 234 MPa was maintained at 773 K (500 °C).

  9. Formation ranges of icosahedral, amorphous and crystalline phases in rapidly solidified Ti-Zr-Hf-Ni alloys

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    Chen, N. . E-mail: asyzxy@imr.edu; Louzguine, D.V.; Ranganathan, S.; Inoue, A.

    2005-02-01

    From the quaternary Ti-Zr-Hf-Ni phase diagram, the cross-section at 20 at.% Ni was selected for investigation. The icosahedral quasicrystalline, crystalline and amorphous phases were observed to form in nine kinds of rapidly solidified (Ti{sub x}Zr{sub y}Hf{sub z}){sub 80}Ni{sub 20} (x + y + z = 1) alloys at different compositions. The quasilattice constants of 0.519 and 0.531 nm were obtained for the icosahedral phase formed in the melt-spun Ti{sub 40}Zr{sub 20}Hf{sub 20}Ni{sub 20} and Ti{sub 20}Zr{sub 40}Hf{sub 20}Ni{sub 20} alloys, respectively. The icosahedral phase formed in the melt-spun Ti{sub 40}Zr{sub 20}Hf{sub 20}Ni{sub 20} alloy especially is thermodynamically stable. The supercooled liquid region of the Ti{sub 20}Zr{sub 20}Hf{sub 40}Ni{sub 20} glassy alloy reached 64 K. From these results a comparison of quasicrystal-forming and glass-forming abilities was carried out. The quasicrystal-forming ability was reduced and glass-forming ability was improved with an increase in Hf and Zr contents in the (Ti{sub x}Zr{sub y}Hf{sub z}){sub 80}Ni{sub 20} alloys. On the other hand, an increase in Ti content caused an improvement in quasicrystal-forming ability.

  10. Hydrogen absorption by Zr-1Nb alloy with TiNx film deposited by filtered cathodic vacuum arc

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    Kashkarov, E. B.; Nikitenkov, N. N.; Syrtanov, M. S.; Babihina, M. N.

    2016-02-01

    coating for Zr-2.5Nb alloy from hydrogenation. Dense TiNx films were prepared by filtered cathodic vacuum arc (CVA). Hydrogen absorption rate was calculated from the kinetic curves of hydrogen sorption at elevated temperature of the sample (T = 673 K) and pressure (P = 2 atm). Results revealed that TiNx films significantly reduced hydrogen absorption rate of Zr-2.5Nb.

  11. Zr-shift at the origin of the exceptional piezoelectric properties of PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3

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    Al-Zein, A.; Fraysse, G.; Rouquette, J.; Papet, Ph.; Haines, J.; Hehlen, B.; Levelut, C.; Aquilanti, G.; Joly, Y.

    2010-05-01

    In spite of intensive experimental and theoretical studies, no model at the atomic scale has been proposed to explain the large piezoelectric effect in PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PZT) compared to the low piezoelectric response in the simple end-member lead titanate PbTiO3 . X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) appears as the technique of choice not only to clarify the role of Zr, but also to quantify the Zr displacement through the Ferroelectric-Paraelectric (F-P) transition. We clearly show evidence of the polar character of the Zr-atoms in PZT with a Zr-shift which will produce a small polarization. Such an atomic configuration for one type of atoms leads to relatively easy switching, i.e., relatively low electric field to align the Zr-polar atoms, which will create a favorable energetic situation for the cooperative switching of the strongly polar Ti-O dipole and would therefore account for the large piezoelectric effect in PZT.

  12. Photo-induced and electrooptic properties of (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} films

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    Dimos, D.; Warren, W.L.; Tuttle, B.A.

    1993-07-01

    Photo-induced changes in the hysteresis behavior of sol-gel derived Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) and (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PLZT) films have been characterized. Film photosensitivity has been evaluated with respect to magnitude of effects, time response and spectral dependence. Photo-induced hysteresis changes exhibit a stretched-exponential time dependence, which implies a dispersive mechanism. The spectral dependence is strongly peaked at the band edge ({approximately} 3.4 eV), which indicates that generation of electron-hole pairs in the material is critical. The photo-induced hysteresis changes are reproducible and stable, which indicates that the controlling charge traps are stable. However, improvements in film photosensitivity will be required to develop these materials for optical memory applications.

  13. Partial amorphization of a Cu-Zr-Ti alloy by high pressure torsion

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    Revesz, Adam; Hobor, Sandor; Labar, Janos L.; Zhilyaev, Alex P.; Kovacs, Zsolt

    2006-11-15

    High pressure torsion was applied to produce disk-shape specimen of Cu{sub 60}Zr{sub 20}Ti{sub 20} composition. Radial dependence of the microstructure was monitored by x-ray diffraction, scanning, and transmission electron microscopies. The disk consists of a top surface layer, homogeneous on a micrometer scale with an average thickness of 10-20 {mu}m, and an inhomogeneous bulk region of 200 {mu}m thickness. Calorimetric studies revealed that the disk contains detectable amount of amorphous phase. Characteristics of this amorphous content were compared to a fully amorphous melt-quenched Cu{sub 60}Zr{sub 20}Ti{sub 20} ribbon.

  14. Structure and transformations of metastable phases. in Zr-Nb and Ti-V alloys

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    Cuello, G. J.; Aurelio, G.; Fernández Guillermet, A.; Campo, J.

    An experimental study is presented of the effect of an isothermal heat treatment (`aging') upon the structural properties of three metastable phases in Zr-Nb and Ti-V alloys, viz. α (hcp), β (bcc) and Ω, formed by quenching the alloys from 1273 K. Using neutron-diffraction experiments, the constitution of the aged alloys and the structural parameters of the resulting aged phases were determined. By combining lattice-parameter measurements with previously established correlations in the Zr-Nb and Ti-V systems, new information on the composition of the aged phases was obtained. For long aging times the α and β phases seem to be approaching equilibrium conditions, which opens up the possibility of using quenching-and-aging experiments to gain insight into the metastable phase diagram of these systems, which is not accurately known from experiments.

  15. Phase Diagram of Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} Solid Solutions from First Principles

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    Kornev, Igor A.; Bellaiche, L.; Janolin, P.-E.; Dkhil, B.; Suard, E.

    2006-10-13

    A first-principles-derived scheme that incorporates ferroelectric and antiferrodistortive degrees of freedom is developed to study finite-temperature properties of Pb(Zr{sub 1-x}Ti{sub x})O{sub 3} solid solution near its morphotropic phase boundary. The use of this numerical technique (i) resolves controversies about the monoclinic ground state for some Ti compositions (ii) leads to the discovery of an overlooked phase, and (iii) yields three multiphase points that are each associated with four phases. Additional neutron diffraction measurements strongly support some of these predictions.

  16. Bio-Corrosion Resistance and Biocompatibility of a ZrTi-BASED Bmgmc as Potential Hard Tissue Implants

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    Huang, Xiaobo; Zou, Jiaojuan; Wang, Chan; Hang, Ruiqiang; Qiao, Junwei; Tang, Bin

    2013-07-01

    In this study, we compared the bio-corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of a ZrTi-based BMGMC (Zr58.5Ti14.3Ni4.9Cu6.1Nb5.2Be11.0). The Ti-6Al-4V alloy was used as a reference material. By utilizing the electrochemical measurements and M3T3 cell culture, the corrosion resistance and biocompatibility of this BMGMC were evaluated. The BMGMC displayed high positive corrosion potentials and low corrosion current densities, which indicated that this material exhibited a highly improved corrosion resistance than the Ti alloy. The cells could adhere on the surface of this BMGMC and exhibited improved cellular behaviors, such as cellular viability and cytoskeketal structure. In summary, the ZrTi-based BMGMC showed great potential for applications in the hard tissue implants.

  17. Nqrs Data for Al10Cu20Ni8Ti3Zr59 (Subst. No. 0110)

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    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for Al10Cu20Ni8Ti3Zr59 (Subst. No. 0110)

  18. [Animal experiment study of titanium with surface coatings of (Ti,Nb)ON and (Ti,Zr)O].

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    Thull, R; Handke, K D; Karle, E J

    1995-10-01

    Titanium is considered to be biocompatible as long as the passive layer of TiO2 which is formed within the body, is not destroyed mechanically by the shearing forces acting on implants during function. Mechanically stable hard coatings on the basis of the so-called refractory metals render titanium wear-and-tear-resistant, with the added advantage for its biocompatibility of keeping its the physical and electrochemical properties constant, even in the event of relative movement against hard or soft tissue. Biological testing of coated and uncoated titanium in experimental animals shows that the deposition of new bone on (Ti,Zr)O or (Ti,Nb)ON surfaces takes place in the same way as on the surface of titanium. PMID:8527641

  19. Curie temperature and high temperature behavior of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 sol-gel composites

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    Fujimoto, Shota; Namihira, Takao; Iwata, Kazuki; Kobayashi, Makiko

    2015-07-01

    The Curie temperature of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT/PZT) sol-gel composites was investigated empirically in order to determine the maximum operation temperature of PZT/PZT ultrasonic transducers. A PZT/PZT film was fabricated on a stainless steel substrate and the piezoelectric constant d33 and ultrasonic response were measured after 1 h heating at a specified temperature in a furnace in order to investigate the Curie temperature indirectly. It was found that the Curie temperature of PZT/PZT was between 770 and 870 K. Second, real-time monitoring of the capacitance at various temperatures was attempted in order to measure the Curie temperature directly. A PZT/PZT film was fabricated on a stainless steel substrate and the sample was placed in a furnace and then heated from RT to 870 K. Peaks in the capacitance appeared around 670 and 820 K; thus, it was concluded that a Curie temperature shift of PZT/PZT occurred around 820 K, which was 250 K higher than that of PZT powder made from the bulk material. The high-temperature ultrasonic performance was also monitored and clear reflected echoes were clearly observed at ˜724 K.

  20. A modular peptide-based immobilization system for ZrO2, TiZr and TiO2 surfaces.

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    Micksch, Tina; Herrmann, Elisa; Scharnweber, Dieter; Schwenzer, Bernd

    2015-01-01

    The present study describes a novel versatile immobilization system for the modification of implant materials with biologically active molecules (BAMs), e.g. antibiotics or growth factors. Specific adsorbing peptides are used as anchor molecules to immobilize oligodesoxynucleotides (ODNs) on the implant surface (anchor strand, AS). The BAM is conjugated to a complementary ODN strand (CS) which is able to hybridize to the AS on the implant surface to immobilize the BAM. The ODN double strand allows for a controlled release of the BAM adjustable by the ODN sequence and length. The immobilization system was developed and proven on three typical implant materials, namely ZrO2, TiZr and Ti, respectively. The parathyroid hormone (PTH) fragment 1-34 was conjugated to the CS and immobilized on these different implant materials. To investigate the biological activity of the immobilized PTH, alkaline phosphatase was quantified after incubation of the osteoblast precursor cells C2C12 on the modified samples. The results demonstrate the successful immobilization of biologically active PTH (1-34) and the high potential of the established surfaces to achieve an increased osseointegration of variable implants, especially for patients with risk factors. PMID:25449919

  1. Increasing Ti-6Al-4V brazed joint strength equal to the base metal by Ti and Zr amorphous filler alloys

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    Ganjeh, E.; Sarkhosh, H.; Bajgholi, M.E.; Khorsand, H.; Ghaffari, M.

    2012-09-15

    Microstructural features developed along with mechanical properties in furnace brazing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy using STEMET 1228 (Ti-26.8Zr-13Ni-13.9Cu, wt.%) and STEMET 1406 (Zr-9.7Ti-12.4Ni-11.2Cu, wt.%) amorphous filler alloys. Brazing temperatures employed were 900-950 Degree-Sign C for the titanium-based filler and 900-990 Degree-Sign C for the zirconium-based filler alloys, respectively. The brazing time durations were 600, 1200 and 1800 s. The brazed joints were evaluated by ultrasonic test, and their microstructures and phase constitutions analyzed by metallography, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Since microstructural evolution across the furnace brazed joints primarily depends on their alloying elements such as Cu, Ni and Zr along the joint. Accordingly, existence of Zr{sub 2}Cu, Ti{sub 2}Cu and (Ti,Zr){sub 2}Ni intermetallic compounds was identified in the brazed joints. The chemical composition of segregation region in the center of brazed joints was identical to virgin filler alloy content which greatly deteriorated the shear strength of the joints. Adequate brazing time (1800 s) and/or temperature (950 Degree-Sign C for Ti-based and 990 Degree-Sign C for Zr-based) resulted in an acicular Widmanstaetten microstructure throughout the entire joint section due to eutectoid reaction. This microstructure increased the shear strength of the brazed joints up to the Ti-6Al-4V tensile strength level. Consequently, Ti-6Al-4V can be furnace brazed by Ti and Zr base foils produced excellent joint strengths. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Temperature or time was the main factors of controlling braze joint strength. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Developing a Widmanstaetten microstructure generates equal strength to base metal. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Brittle intermetallic compounds like (Ti,Zr){sub 2}Ni/Cu deteriorate shear strength. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Ti and Zr base filler alloys were the best choice for brazing Ti

  2. Mixing thermodynamics of TM1-xGdxN (TM=Ti,Zr,Hf) from first principles

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    Alling, B.; Höglund, C.; Hall-Wilton, R.; Hultman, L.

    2011-06-01

    The mixing thermodynamics of GdN with TiN, ZrN, and HfN is studied using first-principles methods. We find that while Ti1-xGdxN has a strong preference for phase separation due to the large lattice mismatch, Zr1-xGdxN and Hf1-xGdxN readily mix, possibly in the form of ordered compounds. In particular, ZrGdN2 is predicted to order in a rocksalt counterpart to the L11 structure at temperatures below 1020 K. These mixed nitrides are promising candidates as neutron absorbing, thermally and chemically stable, thin film materials.

  3. Speculation of equilibrium pressure of Ti36Zr40Ni20Pd4 icosahedral quasicrystal

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    Huang, Huogen; Chen, Liang

    2015-08-01

    Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals have been demonstrated to store a large number of hydrogen atoms, which implies strong potential application in hydrogen energy field for them. However, the desorption of hydrogen atoms in the quasicrystals is quite difficult, with the indication of high desorption temperature and slow desorption rate. The shortage limits their use in the field to a large extent. But this kind of quasicrystals might be used in nuclear fusion energy field, because tritium as a coral fuel for nuclear fusion needs tight storage. However, equilibrium pressure at room temperature of Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals, important for their application in fusion energy field, has not been clear yet. In this work, we designed a gas-solid reaction system with the pressure resolution of 10-8Pa and carried out hydrogen desorption investigation at different temperatures on Ti36Zr40Ni20Pd4 icosahedral quasicrystal. Based on three Pressure-Composition-Temperature desorption curves, we speculate according to Van't Hoff theory about hydrogen storage that its equilibrium pressure at room temperature could be at the magnitude of 10-6Pa, displaying good stability of hydrogen in the quasicrystal and also implying application prospects in fusion energy field for quasicrystals of this type.

  4. Critical cooling rate and thermal stability of Zr--Ti--Cu--Ni--Be alloys

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    Waniuk, Theodore A.; Schroers, Jan; Johnson, William L.

    2001-02-26

    The critical cooling rate as well as the thermal stability are measured for a series of alloys in the Zr--Ti--Cu--Ni--Be system. Upon cooling from the molten state with different rates, alloys with compositions ranging along a tie line from (Zr{sub 70}Ti{sub 30}){sub 55}(Ni{sub 39}Cu{sub 61}){sub 25}Be{sub 20} to (Zr{sub 85}Ti{sub 15}){sub 55}(Ni{sub 57}Cu{sub 43}){sub 22.5}Be{sub 27.5} show a continuous increase in the critical cooling rate to suppress crystallization. In contrast, thermal analysis of the same alloys shows that the undercooled liquid region, the temperature difference between the glass transition temperature and the crystallization temperature, is largest for some compositions midway between the two endpoints, revealing that glass forming ability does not correlate with thermal stability. The relationship between the composition-dependent glass forming ability and thermal stability is discussed with reference to a chemical decomposition process.

  5. Microstructure and Characteristics of Ba(Ti,Zr)O3 Ceramics with Addition of Glass Frit

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    Wang, Chun-Huy

    2002-08-01

    Microstructure and characteristics of Ba(Ti,Zr)O3 ceramics are significantly influenced by the addition of 4PbO.B2O3. The melting temperature of 4PbO.B2O3 was approximately 500°C, and thus it provides a liquid phase during sintering. At low sintering temperatures, the grain growth of Ba(Ti,Zr)O3 ceramics is enhanced by capillary rearrangement and solution-reprecipitation from the liquid phase. At high sintering temperatures, exaggerated grain growth of Ba(Ti,Zr)O3 ceramics is restrained by the presence of a liquid phase. The spreading liquid can penetrate the solid-solid interfaces. Penetration leads to disintegration of the solid and the subsequent rearrangement of fragments. With increasing amounts of 4PbO.B2O3, the tetragonal c/a ratio and Curie point temperature increase, but the dielectric loss tangent is depressed. With a suitable amount of glass frit and temperature for sintering, the density is enhanced and the values of the planar coupling factor and the poled dielectric constant are improved.

  6. Stabilization of MIV = Ti, Zr, Hf, Ce, and Th using a selenium bis(phenolate) ligand.

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    Behrle, Andrew C; Levin, Jessica R; Kim, Jee Eon; Drewett, Jonathan M; Barnes, Charles L; Schelter, Eric J; Walensky, Justin R

    2015-02-14

    We report M(iv) M = Ti, Zr, Hf, Ce, and Th, complexes of a selenium bis(phenolate) ligand, 2,2'-selenobis(4,6-di-tert-butylphenol), (H(2)(Ar)OSeO), 1. Reaction of Ti(NEt(2))(4) with two equivalents of affords Ti((Ar)OSeO)(2), 2. Salt metathesis of ZrCl(4) and HfCl(4) with two equivalents of Na(2)(Ar)OSeO produces Zr((Ar)OSeO)(2)(THF), 3, and Hf((Ar)OSeO)(2)(THF), 4, respectively. Protonolysis of ThCl[N(SiMe(3))(2)](3) with two equivalents of yields Th((Ar)OSeO)(2)(THF)(2), 5. Salt metathesis of Ce(OTf)(3) and two equivalents of Na(2)(Ar)OSeO produces [Na(THF)(3)][Ce((Ar)OSeO)(2)], which was oxidized in situ using 0.5 equivalents of I(2) to yield the diamagnetic Ce(iv) product, Ce((Ar)OSeO)(2)(THF)(2), 6. Addition of 2,2'-bipyridyl to forms Ce((Ar)OSeO)(2)(bipy), 6a. Each diamagnetic complex was characterized using (1)H, (13)C, and (77)Se NMR and IR spectroscopy and the structures of 2-6a were established with X-ray crystallography. Electrochemical measurements using cyclic voltammetry on complexes 2, 5, and 6a re also reported. PMID:25209827

  7. A theoretical study of the low-lying states of Ti2 and Zr2

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Partridge, Harry; Langhoff, Stephen R.; Rosi, Marzio

    1991-01-01

    The low-lying states of Ti2 and the valence isoelectronic Zr2 are examined theoretically by means of a multireference configuration-interaction (MRCI) method. MRCI calculations demonstrate that two of the Zr2 states are very low-lying and that the resulting vertical excitation is consistent with the optical spectrum of Zr2. The ground state is predicted for Ti2 on the basis of valence correlation with the MRCI method and the average coupled-pair functional technique. Calculations of the inner-shell correlation effects are estimated and found to lower the 3Delta g state to a ground state, and another to a very low-lying state. The ground state of Ti2 is assigned to 3Delta g since it is lower than the other state at all levels of correlation and is derived from the same atomic asymptote. This conclusion is supported by the lack of an electron-spin resonance signal but contradicts the absence of subcomponents on the Raman spectral lines.

  8. Bioactivity of coatings formed on Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy using plasma electrolytic oxidation.

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    Sowa, Maciej; Piotrowska, Magdalena; Widziołek, Magdalena; Dercz, Grzegorz; Tylko, Grzegorz; Gorewoda, Tadeusz; Osyczka, Anna M; Simka, Wojciech

    2015-04-01

    In this work, we investigated the bioactivity of anodic oxide coatings on Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) in solutions containing Ca and P. The bioactive properties of the films were determined by immersion in simulated body fluid (SBF), and their biocompatibility was examined using adult human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs). The oxide layers were characterised based on their surface morphology (SEM, AFM, profilometry) as well as on their chemical and phase compositions (EDX, XRF, XRD, XPS). We report that anodic oxidation of Ti-13Nb-13Zr led to the development of relatively thick anodic oxide films that were enriched in Ca and P in the form of phosphate compounds. Furthermore, the treatment generated rough surfaces with a significant amount of open pores. The surfaces were essentially amorphous, with small amounts of crystalline phases (anatase and rutile) being observed, depending on the PEO process parameters. SBF soaking led to the precipitation of small crystals after one week of experiment. During culturing of hBMSCs on the bioactive Ti-13Nb-13Zr surfaces the differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells toward osteoblasts was promoted, which indicated a potential of the modified materials to improve implant osseointegration. PMID:25686936

  9. The structural, electronic and magnetic properties of quaternary Heusler alloy TiZrCoIn

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    Yan, Peng-Li; Zhang, Jian-Min; Xu, Ke-Wei

    2016-04-01

    Employing the first-principles calculations, we have investigated the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of quaternary Heusler alloy TiZrCoIn. The TiZrCoIn alloy with type (I) configuration is predicted to be half-metallic ferromagnet at its equilibrium lattice constant 6.525 Å with an indirect band gap of 0.930 eV in minority spin channel. The total magnetic moment is 2 μB/f.u., following the Slater-Pauling rule μt=Zt-18. Moreover, the negative formation energy indicates the thermodynamical stability of this alloy. The band gap of minority spin channel is determined by the bonding (t2g) and antibonding (t1u) states created from the hybridizations of the d states of transition metal atoms Ti, Zr and Co. In addition, the HM, character is kept as hydrostatic strain ranged from -10% to 7.6% and tetragonal strain ranged from -19% to 27%.

  10. Structural and electronic properties of Sr(Zr,Ti)O3 alloys for use in oxide heterostructures

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    Weston, Leigh; Janotti, Anderson; Cui, Xiangyuan; Himmetoglu, Burak; Stampfl, Catherine; van de Walle, Chris G.

    Sr(Ti,Zr)O3 alloys are promising materials for use in oxide heterostructures, however the fundamental properties of this system have not yet been characterized. Using hybrid density functional calculations, we study the electronic and structural properties of ordered SrTixZr1-xO3 alloys at x=0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, and 1. As Ti is added to SrZrO3, the lattice parameter is reduced according to Vegard's law, while the band gap shows a large bowing and is sensitive to the Ti distribution. For x=0.5, arranging the Ti and Zr atoms into a 1 ×1 SrZrO3/SrTiO3 superlattice along the [001] direction leads to a highly dispersive single band at the conduction-band minimum (CBM) that is absent in the parent compounds, and a direct gap close to that of pure SrTiO3. This is explained by the splitting of the Ti 3 d t2 g states in the reduced symmetry of the superlattice, lowering the band originating from the Ti 3dxy orbitals. The lifting of the orbital degeneracy around the CBM suppresses scattering due to electron-phonon interactions. We propose that short-period SrZrO3/SrTiO3 superlattices could be exploited to engineer the band structure and improve carrier mobility compared to bulk SrTiO3. This work was supported by NSF, ONR and ARC.

  11. Experimental partitioning of Zr, Ti, and Nb between silicate liquid and a complex noble metal alloy and the partitioning of Ti between perovskite and platinum metal

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    Jurewicz, Stephen R.; Jones, John H.

    1993-01-01

    El Goresy et al.'s observation of Nb, Zr, and Ta in refractory platinum metal nuggets (RPMN's) from Ca-Al-rich inclusions (CAI's) in the Allende meteorite led them to propose that these lithophile elements alloyed in the metallic state with noble metals in the early solar nebula. However, Grossman pointed out that the thermodynamic stability of Zr in the oxide phase is vastly greater than metallic Zr at estimated solar nebula conditions. Jones and Burnett suggested this discrepancy may be explained by the very non-ideal behavior of some lithophile transition elements in noble metal solutions and/or intermetallic compounds. Subsequently, Fegley and Kornacki used thermodynamic data taken from the literature to predict the stability of several of these intermetallic compounds at estimated solar nebula conditions. Palme and Schmitt and Treiman et al. conducted experiments to quantify the partitioning behavior of certain lithophile elements between silicate liquid and Pt-metal. Although their results were somewhat variable, they did suggest that Zr partition coefficients were too small to explain the observed 'percent' levels in some RPMN's. Palme and Schmitt also observed large partition coefficients for Nb and Ta. No intermetallic phases were identified. Following the work of Treiman et al., Jurewicz and Jones performed experiments to examine Zr, Nb, and Ti partitioning near solar nebula conditions. Their results showed that Zr, Nb, and Ti all have an affinity for the platinum metal, with Nb and Ti having a very strong preference for the metal. The intermetallic phases (Zr,Fe)Pt3, (Nb,Fe)Pt3, and (Ti,Fe)Pt3 were identified. Curiously, although both experiments and calculations indicate that Ti should partition strongly into Pt-metal (possibly as TiPt3), no Ti has ever been observed in any RPMN's. Fegley and Kornacki also noticed this discrepancy and hypothesized that the Ti was stabilized in perovskite which is a common phase in Allende CAI's.

  12. Gradient stress induced coexistence of tetragonal and rhombohedral phases in Pb(Zr,Ti)O 3 films

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    Li, Liben; Chen, Qingdong; Li, Xinzhong; Hu, Zhixiang; Zhen, Zhiqiang

    2009-05-01

    Thermodynamic theory has been used to explain quantitatively the coexistence of tetragonal and rhombohedral phases in Zr-rich Pb(Zr, Ti)O 3 (PZT) films grown on a compressive substrate. The key is to consider a set of gradient thermal stresses imposed on the films. The “stress-temperature” phase diagrams were developed for PZT films of several different compositions (Ti/Zr=20/80, 30/70, 40/60, 50/50). The characteristic feature of the phase diagrams for Zr-rich PZT films is the coexistence of tetragonal and rhombohedral phases in the compressive stress region. The volume fractions of the rhombohedral phase were calculated for the Zr-rich PZT films grown on MgO substrate. The result agrees with the experiment.

  13. Influence of alloying elements Nb, Zr, Sn, and oxygen on structural stability and elastic properties of the Ti2448 alloy

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    Dai, J. H.; Song, Y.; Li, W.; Yang, R.; Vitos, L.

    2014-01-01

    The mechanisms of how alloying elements and oxygen influence the stability and elastic properties of binary Ti-X (X = Nb, Zr, or Sn) and Ti2448 (Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn in wt.%) alloys are studied via first principles calculations. In addition to the fully disordered solid solution phase, we consider 44 quasirandom configurations to search for the possible distributions of the alloying elements in Ti2448. Our results show that all alloying elements considered here are good β-stabilizers for Ti, and the formation energies are greatly affected by their distributions. The site preference of oxygen and its concentration dependence in binary Ti alloys and in Ti2448 are also investigated. Oxygen prefers to occupy the octahedral site regardless of the concentrations of the alloys and strongly interacts with Ti and Nb in Ti-Nb. The elastic properties of Ti2448 alloy and the influence of oxygen on the elastic parameters are evaluated. The calculated polycrystalline Young's modulus of the Ti2448 alloy is very close to that of the human bone (10-40 GPa). We find that oxygen has a weak effect on the elastic moduli of Ti2448. The electronic structures are analyzed to reveal how the alloying elements and oxygen influence the stability of binary Ti-X and Ti2448 alloys.

  14. Preparation and wear resistance of Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystal and polyamide composite materials

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    Wang, Xinlu; Li, Xuesong; Zhang, Zhenjiang; Zhang, Shanshan; Liu, Wanqiang; Wang, Limin

    2011-07-01

    Ti-Zr-Ni icosahedral quasicrystal powders (Ti-QC), prepared by mechanical alloying and then annealing in a vacuum furnace, were used as a novel filler material in polyamide 12 (PA12). The melt processability of the composite was studied using a Haake torque rheometer. This indicates that PA12/Ti-QC composites can be melt-processed into a wear-resistant material. Further, these composites, fabricated by compression molding, were tested in sliding wear against a polished bearing steel counterface. The results from wear testing show that the addition of Ti-QC filler to PA12 enhances wear resistance and reduces volume loss by half compared with neat PA12. Furthermore, it is found that the hardness of the composite increases with increasing content of Ti-QC filler. In addition, PA12/Ti-QC composites exhibit a slightly higher crystallization temperature and better thermal stability than PA12. These combined results demonstrate that Ti-QC filler may be a desirable alternative when attempting to increase the wear resistance of PA12.

  15. Microstructural Evolution of the Interface Between Pure Titanium and Low Melting Point Zr-Ti-Ni(Cu) Filler Metals

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    Lee, Dongmyoung; Sun, Juhyun; Kang, Donghan; Shin, Seungyoung; Hong, Juhwa

    2014-12-01

    Low melting point Zr-based filler metals with melting point depressants (MPDs) such as Cu and Ni elements are used for titanium brazing. However, the phase transition of the filler metals in the titanium joint needs to be explained, since the main element of Zr in the filler metals differs from that of the parent titanium alloys. In addition, since the MPDs easily form brittle intermetallics, that deteriorate joint properties, the phase evolution they cause needs to be studied. Zr-based filler metals having Cu content from 0 to 12 at. pct and Ni content from 12 to 24 at. pct with a melting temperature range of 1062 K to 1082 K (789 °C to 809 °C) were wetting-tested on a titanium plate to investigate the phase transformation and evolution at the interface between the titanium plate and the filler metals. In the interface, the alloys system with Zr, Zr2Ni, and (Ti,Zr)2Ni phases was easily changed to a Ti-based alloy system with Ti, Ti2Ni, and (Ti,Zr)2Ni phases, by the local melting of parent titanium. The dissolution depths of the parent metal were increased with increasing Ni content in the filler metals because Ni has a faster diffusion rate than Cu. Instead, slow diffusion of Cu into titanium substrate leads to the accumulation of Cu at the molten zone of the interface, which could form undesirable Ti x Cu y intermetallics. This study confirmed that Zr-based filler metals are compatible with the parent titanium metal with the minimum content of MPDs.

  16. Facile synthesis and enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity of N and Zr co-doped TiO2 nanostructures from nanotubular titanic acid precursors

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    2013-01-01

    Zr/N co-doped TiO2 nanostructures were successfully synthesized using nanotubular titanic acid (NTA) as precursors by a facile wet chemical route and subsequent calcination. These Zr/N-doped TiO2 nanostructures made by NTA precursors show significantly enhanced visible light absorption and much higher photocatalytic performance than the Zr/N-doped P25 TiO2 nanoparticles. Impacts of Zr/N co-doping on the morphologies, optical properties, and photocatalytic activities of the NTA precursor-based TiO2 were thoroughly investigated. The origin of the enhanced visible light photocatalytic activity is discussed in detail. PMID:24369051

  17. Study of the surface wear resistance and biological properties of the Ti-Zr-Nb-Sn alloy for dental restoration.

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    Hu, Xin; Wei, Qiang; Li, Chang-Yi; Deng, Jia-Yin; Liu, Shuang; Zhang, Lian-Yun

    2010-10-01

    A new titanium alloy (Ti-12.5Zr-3Nb-2.5Sn) was developed to meet the needs of clinical requirements for medical titanium alloys and improve the properties of existing titanium alloys. The as-prepared alloy was solution treated at 500 °C for 3 h in vacuum followed by water quenching. Tensile, wear and hardness tests were carried out to examine the mechanical properties of the Ti-Zr-Nb-Sn alloy. Oral mucous membrane irritation test was performed to evaluate the surface biological properties of the Ti-Zr-Nb-Sn alloy. The results suggested that the surface hardness and wear-resistant properties of the Ti-12.5Zr-3Nb-2.5Sn alloy were superior to commercially pure Ti. The oral mucous irritation test showed that all samples had no mucous membrane irritation. It indicates that Ti-12.5Zr-3Nb-2.5Sn has large potential to be used as dental restoration material. PMID:20876964

  18. Electronic and mechanical properties of Zr{sub 2}TiAl: A first principles study

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    Reddy, P. V. Sreenivasa Kanchana, V.

    2014-04-24

    First principles study of electronic and mechanical properties of ternary phase Zr{sub 2}TiAl intermetallic compound has been carried out by using full potential linear augmented plane wave (FP-LAPW) method. Our calculated lattice parameter is in good agreement with the experiment. We find the magnetic phase of the compound to be stable with a magnetic moment of 1.95 μ{sub B}. The major contribution to the total magnetic moment arises mainly from the Ti atom with the local magnetic moment of 1.22 μ{sub B}. From the density of states plots we find the Ti-d and Zr-d to dominate at the Fermi level (E{sub F}) with enhanced crystal field splitting and exchange splitting found in Ti. The mechanical stability of the compound is confirmed from the calculated elastic constants, and we find the compound to be ductile in nature from the calculated Pugh’s ratio and Cauchy’s pressure.

  19. Nanostructured Zr- and Ti-based composite materials with high strength and enhanced plasticity

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    Kuehn, U.; Mattern, N.; Gebert, A.; Kusy, M.; Bostroem, M.; Siegel, U.; Schultz, L.

    2005-09-01

    Multicomponent composite materials with the compositions Zr{sub 66}Nb{sub 13}Cu{sub 8}Ni{sub 6.8}Al{sub 6.2} and Ti{sub 66}Nb{sub 13}Cu{sub 8}Ni{sub 6.8}Al{sub 6.2} were produced by copper mold casting, and their microstructure and their room-temperature mechanical properties were investigated. The specific alloys were developed to circumvent the limited ductility of Zr- and Ti-based bulk metallic glasses by the formation of a heterogeneous microstructure consisting of a nanocrystalline matrix and ductile dendritic bcc precipitates. Comparing the microstructure of both alloys, two significant differences were observed. The volume fraction of the dendritic bcc phase is higher for the Ti-based alloy and the formed interdendritic matrix phase(s) have a different structure. The two alloys show an excellent combination of strength and plastic strain. Especially the Ti-based alloy exhibits exceptional mechanical properties, such as high fracture stress of more than 2000 MPa and a plastic elongation to failure of almost 30%.

  20. Effect of V or Zr addition on the mechanical properties of the mechanically alloyed Al-8wt%Ti alloys

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    Moon, I.H.; Lee, J.H.; Lee, K.M. . Dept. of Materials Engineering); Kim, Y.D. . Div. of Metals)

    1995-01-01

    Mechanical alloying (MA) of Al-Ti alloy, being a solid state process, offers the unique advantage of producing homogeneous and fine dispersions of thermally stable Al[sub 3]Ti phase, where the formation of the fine Al[sub 3]Ti phase by the other method is restricted from the thermodynamic viewpoint. The MA Al-Ti alloys show substantially higher strength than the conventional Al alloys at the elevated temperature due to the presence of Al[sub 3]Ti as well as Al[sub 4]C[sub 3] and Al[sub 2]O[sub 3], of which the last two phases were introduced during MA process. The addition of V or Zr to Al-Ti alloy was known to decrease the lattice mismatch between the intermetallic compound and the aluminum matrix, and such decrease in lattice mismatching can influence positively the high temperature mechanical strength of the MA Al-Ti by increasing the resistance to dispersoid coarsening at the elevated temperature. In the present study, therefore, the mechanical behavior of the MA Al-Ti-V and Al-Ti-Zr alloys were investigated in order to evaluate the effect of V or Zr addition on the mechanical properties of the MA Al-8Ti alloy at high temperature.

  1. Ab-initio study of Pb antisite defects in PbZrO3 and Pb(Zr,Ti)O3

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    Kagimura, Ricardo; Singh, David J

    2008-01-01

    We report an ab initio study of Pb antisite defects in PbZrO{sub 3} (PZ) and Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) perovskites. Also, we calculated the enthalpy of formation of PZ. Our results show that, under strong oxidizing conditions, Pb on the Zr-site antisite defects are unavoidable in PZ. Moreover, a positive enthalpy of formation (0.15 eV) of PZ is found. This indicates that PZ is metastable for low temperature and may help explain the difficulty in synthesizing high-quality Zr-rich PZT crystals. The Pb antisite defects in PZT alloys have low formation energies. This result is in agreement with experiments, which report the predominance of this defect in PZT films. We find that the Pb antisite defect produces electron traps 0.2-0.8 eV below the conduction-band edge.

  2. Structural properties and stability of Zr and Ti germanosilicides formed by rapid thermal annealing

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    Aubry-Fortuna, V.; Chaix-Pluchery, O.; Fortuna, F.; Hernandez, C.; Campidelli, Y.; Bensahel, D.

    2002-04-01

    Because of their good ohmic and rectifying properties, silicides are routinely used in Si technology. This approach has been recently extended to the novel devices produced using Si1-xGex alloys. Here, we study the Zr and Ti germanosilicides produced in the low thermal budget contact formation during Si/Si1-xGex heterodevice processing. Phase formation was monitored by combining a range of spectrometries with electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction techniques, while sheet resistance measurements allowed correlation of phase formation with film conductance. After completion of the reaction, the final crystalline phase was either C49-Zr(Si1-yGey)2 in the entire Ge composition (x) range, or C54-Ti(Si1-yGey)2 in the Ge composition range 0-0.47. In the Zr-Si-Ge system, the C49-Zr(Si1-yGey)2 formation temperature (Tf) decreases as x increases, and films formed at this temperature are continuous. Excess heating (above Tf) produces islanded films with embedded grains. A most significant feature of the results was that no Ge segregation was detected at any annealing temperature and that the Ge content in the C49 phase (y) remained equal to x for all x. This is in contrast to results on the C54-Ti(Si1-yGey)2 films, which were discontinuous when x>0.10, and in which Ge segregation occurred in the form of Ge-rich SiGe decorations separating the germanosilicide grains. The Ge content in the final C54 phase (y) was always lower than the value of x in the initial SiGe alloy, and the measured sheet resistance of the corresponding contacts was large. Our results indicate that the alloys formed between Zr and Si1-xGex are good candidates as stable contacts on Si1-xGex, and hence that Zr should be preferred for contacting in Ge-rich SiGe-based applications.

  3. Porous Zr(x)Si(1-x)O₂ shell/void/TiO₂ core particles with enhancing transfer for cleaning water.

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    Zhang, Yuqing; Zhang, Yunge

    2015-06-15

    In order to immobilize TiO2 and prevent TiO2 nanoparticles from damaging polymeric supporters, the porous Zr(x)Si(1-x)O2 shell/void/TiO2 core particles (Zr-SVTs) were fabricated by the synergistic effect between nonionic surfactant P123 ((EO)20(PO)70(EO)20) and oleic acid (CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7COOH) and cohydrolysis between TEOS and ZrOCl2·8H2O. Zr-SVTs were characterized by FT-IR, SEM, TEM, EDX and BET. The results show Zr-SVTs exhibit well-developed spherical shape with channels (approximately 5.5 nm in diameter) in porous Zr(x)Si(1-x)O2 shells. Moreover, the preparation conditions of Zr-SVTs were studied and confirmed, and the photocatalytic activity of Zr-SVTs was studied by photodegrading methyl orange in aqueous solution and oil in sewage containing oil. Alternatively, the photocatalytic activity of Zr-SVTs presents better result compared with SiO2 shell/void/TiO2 core (SVT) without doping Zr into the SiO2 shell, which further demonstrates that the Zr(x)Si(1-x)O2 shell could promote the mass transfer inside channels of Zr-SVTs. It suggests that Zr-SVTs with higher photocatalytic activity are desirable for application in water cleaning. PMID:25780933

  4. Histomorphometric and histologic evaluation of titanium-zirconium (aTiZr) implants with anodized surfaces.

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    Sharma, Ajay; McQuillan, A James; Shibata, Yo; Sharma, Lavanya A; Waddell, John Neil; Duncan, Warwick John

    2016-05-01

    The choice of implant surface has a significant influence on osseointegration. Modification of TiZr surface by anodization is reported to have the potential to modulate the osteoblast cell behaviour favouring more rapid bone formation. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of anodizing the surface of TiZr discs with respect to osseointegration after four weeks implantation in sheep femurs. Titanium (Ti) and TiZr discs were anodized in an electrolyte containing DL-α-glycerophosphate and calcium acetate at 300 V. The surface characteristics were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, electron dispersive spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy and goniometry. Forty implant discs with thickness of 1.5 and 10 mm diameter (10 of each-titanium, titanium-zirconium, anodized titanium and anodized titanium-zirconium) were placed in the femoral condyles of 10 sheep. Histomorphometric and histologic analysis were performed 4 weeks after implantation. The anodized implants displayed hydrophilic, porous, nano-to-micrometer scale roughened surfaces. Energy dispersive spectroscopy analysis revealed calcium and phosphorous incorporation into the surface of both titanium and titanium-zirconium after anodization. Histologically there was new bone apposition on all implanted discs, slightly more pronounced on anodised discs. The percentage bone-to-implant contact measurements of anodized implants were higher than machined/unmodified implants but there was no significant difference between the two groups with anodized surfaces (P > 0.05, n = 10). The present histomorphometric and histological findings confirm that surface modification of titanium-zirconium by anodization is similar to anodised titanium enhances early osseointegration compared to machined implant surfaces. PMID:26970768

  5. Structural characterization and photocatalytic activity of hollow binary ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} oxide fibers

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    Wu Baochao; Yuan Rusheng Fu Xianzhi

    2009-03-15

    The formation of hollow binary ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} oxide fibers using mixed precursor solutions was achieved by activated carbon fibers templating technique combined with solvothermal process. The samples were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), N{sub 2} adsorption, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis, and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. The binary oxide system shows the anatase-type TiO{sub 2} and tetragonal phase of ZrO{sub 2}, and the introduction of ZrO{sub 2} notably inhibits the growth of TiO{sub 2} nanocrystallites. Although calcined at 575 deg. C, all hollow ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers exhibit higher surface areas (>113 m{sup 2}/g) than pure TiO{sub 2} hollow fibers. The Pyridine adsorption on ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} sample indicates the presence of stronger surface acid sites. Such properties bring about that the binary oxide system possesses higher efficiency and durable activity stability for photodegradation of gaseous ethylene and trichloromethane than P25 TiO{sub 2}. In addition, the macroscopic felt form for the resulting materials is more beneficial for practical applications than traditional catalysts forms. - Graphical abstract: The final ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} products composed of hollow fibers are in the form of felt on the centimeter scale and possess certain strength and flexibleness. Moreover, they exhibit excellent efficiency and durable activity stability for photodegradation of gaseous ethylene and trichloromethane, reaching about 136% and 387% of the P25 activity after 10 h, respectively.

  6. Cytocompatibility and early osseointegration of nanoTiO2-modified Ti-24 Nb-4 Zr-7.9 Sn surfaces.

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    Liu, X H; Wu, L; Ai, H J; Han, Y; Hu, Y

    2015-03-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the cytocompatibility and early osseointegration of Ti-24 Nb-4 Zr-7.9 Sn (Ti-2448) surfaces that were modified with a nanoscale TiO2 coating. The coating was fabricated using a hydrothermal synthesis method to generate nanoTiO2/Ti-2448. The surface characteristics of the samples were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The cytotoxicity of the fabricated nanoTiO2/Ti-2448 was determined using MTT assays. The proliferation and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity of MC3T3-E1 osteoblasts cultured on nanoTiO2/Ti-2448 were compared with those cultured on Ti-2448. Disk-shaped implants were placed in Wistar rats. The histological sections were stained with haematoxylin and eosin (HE), and the histocompatibility was analysed at 4 and 12weeks post-implantation. Cylindrical implants were embedded in Japanese white rabbits, and the histological sections were stained with HE and anti-TGF-β1 to evaluate the histocompatibility and early osseointegration at 4, 12 and 26weeks post-implantation. NanoTiO2/Ti-2448 exhibited a rougher surface than did Ti-2448. NanoTiO2/Ti-2448 was determined to be non-cytotoxic. More osteoblasts and higher ALP activity were observed for nanoTiO2/Ti-2448 than Ti-2448 (p<0.05). Few inflammatory cells were detected around nanoTiO2/Ti-2448, and the expression of TGF-β1 on nanoTiO2/Ti-2448 peaked at earlier time than that on Ti-2448. The results indicate that the cytocompatibility and early osseointegration were enhanced by the nanoTiO2 coating. PMID:25579921

  7. Mechanical and electrochemical characterisation of new Ti-Mo-Nb-Zr alloys for biomedical applications.

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    Nnamchi, Paul S; Obayi, C S; Todd, Iain; Rainforth, M W

    2016-07-01

    The development and characterisation of new metallic biomaterials that contain non-toxic and non-allergic elements but possess low elastic modulus and low biodegradation rates, has become a topic of serious investigation in orthopaedic implant application. The lowering of elastic modulus and improving of corrosion resistance can be achieved by specific chemical alloying and super-elasticity effects, associated with a stress-induced phase transformation from the BCC metastable beta phase to the orthorhombic α″ martensite. Using this framework, this paper focuses on the effect of Nb and/or Zr micro-additions on the elastic modulus/yield strength balance and discusses microstructure, and the mechanical and electrochemical behaviour of four new β-Ti-8Mo-xNb-xZr (x=2-5) alloys, using tensile tests, X-ray diffraction, SEM characterisation, ultrasound technique and potentiodynamic polarisation methods. The results reveal that the alloys exhibit a pronounced microstructural sensitivity response, with alloying elements and excellent agreement between β-stability and high mechanical strength, with increasing Nb additions. Although all the alloys possess excellent corrosion resistance and low Young׳s modulus, Ti-8Mo-4Nb-2Zr alloy, which consists of β+α'' phases, exhibits a low Young modulus of 35GPa, which is lower than those of the commercial alloys already used in biomedical implantation. The significant corrosion resistance, nontoxicity and better mechanical compatibility are properties pertinent to preventing stress shielding and bone resorption in orthopaedic implant applications. PMID:26773649

  8. Growth and surface characterization of TiNbZr thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering for biomedical applications.

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    Tallarico, D A; Gobbi, A L; Paulin Filho, P I; Maia da Costa, M E H; Nascente, P A P

    2014-10-01

    Low modulus of elasticity and the presence of non-toxic elements are important criteria for the development of materials for implant applications. Low modulus Ti alloys can be developed by designing β-Ti alloys containing non-toxic alloying elements such as Nb and Zr. Actually, most of the metallic implants are produced with stainless steel (SS) because it has adequate bulk properties to be used as biomaterials for orthopedic or dental implants and is less expensive than Ti and its alloys, but it is less biocompatible than them. The coating of this SS implants with Ti alloy thin films may be one alternative to improve the biomaterial properties at a relatively low cost. Sputtering is a physical deposition technique that allows the formation of nanostructured thin films. Nanostructured surfaces are interesting when it comes to the bone/implant interface due to the fact that both the surface and the bone have nanoscale particle sizes and similar mechanical properties. TiNbZr thin films were deposited on both Si(111) and stainless steel (SS) substrates. The TiNbZr/Si(111) film was used as a model system, while the TiNbZr/SS film might improve the biocompatibility and extend the life time of stainless steel implants. The morphology, chemical composition, Young's modulus, and hardness of the films were analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), and nanoindentation. PMID:25175186

  9. Properties of Porous TiNbZr Shape Memory Alloy Fabricated by Mechanical Alloying and Hot Isostatic Pressing

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    Ma, L. W.; Chung, C. Y.; Tong, Y. X.; Zheng, Y. F.

    2011-07-01

    In the past decades, systematic researches have been focused on studying Ti-Nb-based SMAs by adding ternary elements, such as Mo, Sn, Zr, etc. However, only arc melting or induction melting methods, with subsequent hot or cold rolling, were used to fabricate these Ni-free SMAs. There is no work related to powder metallurgy and porous structures. This study focuses on the fabrication and characterization of porous Ti-22Nb-6Zr (at.%) shape memory alloys produced using elemental powders by means of mechanical alloying and hot isostatic pressing. It is found that the porous Ti-22Nb-6Zr alloys prepared by the HIP process exhibit a homogenous pore distribution with spherical pores, while the pores have irregular shape in the specimen prepared by conventional sintering. X-ray diffraction analysis showed that the solid solution-treated Ti-22Nb-6Zr alloy consists of both β phase and α″ martensite phase. Morphologies of martensite were observed. Finally, the porous Ti-22Nb-6Zr SMAs produced by both MA and HIP exhibit good mechanical properties, such as superior superelasticity, with maximum recoverable strain of ~3% and high compressive strength.

  10. Interaction of Al2O3-ZrO2 fibers with a Ti-Al matrix during pressure casting

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    Nourbakhsh, S.; Liang, F. L.; Margolin, H.

    1990-01-01

    Electron and optical electron microscopy, together with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) chemical microanalysis, were employed to examine the microstructure of a pressure-cast composite consisting of a Ti-48.4 at. pct Al-1 at. pct Mn matrix reinforced with DuPont’s PRD-166 A12O3 fibers containing 20 wt pct partially stabilized ZrO2. The originally cylindrical fibers were found to have a scalloped surface, and a zone just below the surface was free of ZrO2. In addition, the fibers contained entrapped TiAl, and a small portion of the fiber periphery was covered by ZrO2 particles, which were free of the Y2O3 and HfO2 oxides present in the ZrO2 within the fibers. The matrix consisted of a mixture of TiAl and a lamellar structure of TiAl and Ti3Al and contained Zr not originally present in the matrix alloy. An analysis of the origin of this microstructure is presented.

  11. Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni

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    Lin, Xianghong; Peker, Atakan; Johnson, William L.

    1997-01-01

    At least quaternary alloys form metallic glass upon cooling below the glass transition temperature at a rate less than 10.sup.3 K/s. Such alloys comprise titanium from 19 to 41 atomic percent, an early transition metal (ETM) from 4 to 21 atomic percent and copper plus a late transition metal (LTM) from 49 to 64 atomic percent. The ETM comprises zirconium and/or hafnium. The LTM comprises cobalt and/or nickel. The composition is further constrained such that the product of the copper plus LTM times the atomic proportion of LTM relative to the copper is from 2 to 14. The atomic percentage of ETM is less than 10 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as high as 41, and may be as large as 21 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as low as 24. Furthermore, when the total of copper and LTM are low, the amount of LTM present must be further limited. Another group of glass forming alloys has the formula (ETM.sub.1-x Ti.sub.x).sub.a Cu.sub.b (Ni.sub.1-y Co.sub.y).sub.c wherein x is from 0.1 to 0.3, y.cndot.c is from 0 to 18, a is from 47 to 67, b is from 8 to 42, and c is from 4 to 37. This definition of the alloys has additional constraints on the range of copper content, b.

  12. Bone bonding bioactivity of Ti metal and Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta alloys with Ca ions incorporated on their surfaces by simple chemical and heat treatments.

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    Fukuda, A; Takemoto, M; Saito, T; Fujibayashi, S; Neo, M; Yamaguchi, S; Kizuki, T; Matsushita, T; Niinomi, M; Kokubo, T; Nakamura, T

    2011-03-01

    Ti15Zr4Nb4Ta and Ti29Nb13Ta4.6Zr, which do not contain the potentially cytotoxic elements V and Al, represent a new generation of alloys with improved corrosion resistance, mechanical properties, and cytocompatibility. Recently it has become possible for the apatite forming ability of these alloys to be ascertained by treatment with alkali, CaCl2, heat, and water (ACaHW). In order to confirm the actual in vivo bioactivity of commercially pure titanium (cp-Ti) and these alloys after subjecting them to ACaHW treatment at different temperatures, the bone bonding strength of implants made from these materials was evaluated. The failure load between implant and bone was measured for treated and untreated plates at 4, 8, 16, and 26 weeks after implantation in rabbit tibia. The untreated implants showed almost no bonding, whereas all treated implants showed successful bonding by 4 weeks, and the failure load subsequently increased with time. This suggests that a simple and economical ACaHW treatment could successfully be used to impart bone bonding bioactivity to Ti metal and Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta alloys in vivo. In particular, implants heat treated at 700 °C exhibited significantly greater bone bonding strength, as well as augmented in vitro apatite formation, in comparison with those treated at 600 °C. Thus, with this improved bioactive treatment process these advantageous Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta alloys can serve as useful candidates for orthopedic devices. PMID:20883837

  13. Characterization of the Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta Alloy for Biomedical Applications. Part 2: Wettability, Tribological Performance and Biocompatibility

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    Braic, V.; Balaceanu, M.; Braic, M.; Vitelaru, C.; Titorencu, I.; Pruna, V.; Parau, A. C.; Fanara, C.; Vladescu, A.

    2014-01-01

    The Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy, prepared in a levitation melting furnace, was investigated as a possible candidate for replacing Ti6Al4V alloy in medical applications. The sessile drop method, pin-on-disc and in vitro tests were used to analyze wettability, wear resistance, and biocompatibility of the new alloy. The characteristics of the Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy were assessed in comparison to those of the Ti6Al4V alloy. The Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta system was found to have hydrophilic characteristics with similar contact angle as the Ti6Al4V alloy. In all environments (deionized water, simulated body fluid and Fusayama Meyer artificial saliva), the friction coefficient showed a stable evolution versus sliding distance, being similar for both alloys. On overall, the wear resistance of Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy was lower than that of Ti6Al4V for all testing environments. The Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy exhibited good biocompatibility characteristics at in vitro test compared to Ti6Al4V alloy. The cell viability on Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta surfaces was higher than the one observed on Ti6Al4V samples, regardless the number of days spent in osteoblast-like cells culture. A high degree of cell attachment and spreading was observed on both alloys.

  14. Metallic glass alloys of Zr, Ti, Cu and Ni

    DOEpatents

    Lin, X.; Peker, A.; Johnson, W.L.

    1997-04-08

    At least quaternary alloys form metallic glass upon cooling below the glass transition temperature at a rate less than 10{sup 3} K/s. Such alloys comprise titanium from 19 to 41 atomic percent, an early transition metal (ETM) from 4 to 21 atomic percent and copper plus a late transition metal (LTM) from 49 to 64 atomic percent. The ETM comprises zirconium and/or hafnium. The LTM comprises cobalt and/or nickel. The composition is further constrained such that the product of the copper plus LTM times the atomic proportion of LTM relative to the copper is from 2 to 14. The atomic percentage of ETM is less than 10 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as high as 41, and may be as large as 21 when the atomic percentage of titanium is as low as 24. Furthermore, when the total of copper and LTM are low, the amount of LTM present must be further limited. Another group of glass forming alloys has the formula (ETM{sub 1{minus}x}Ti{sub x}){sub a} Cu{sub b} (Ni{sub 1{minus}y}Co{sub y}){sub c} wherein x is from 0.1 to 0.3, y{center_dot}c is from 0 to 18, a is from 47 to 67, b is from 8 to 42, and c is from 4 to 37. This definition of the alloys has additional constraints on the range of copper content, b. 2 figs.

  15. The first principle study of magnetic properties of Mn2WSn, Fe2YSn (Y=Ti, V), Co2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Mn) and Ni2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Mn) heusler alloys

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    Rauf, Sana; Arif, Suneela; Haneef, Muhammad; Amin, Bin

    2015-01-01

    The spin polarized electronic band structures, density of states (DOS) and magnetic properties of Mn2WSn, Fe2YSn (Y=Ti, V), Co2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Mn) and Ni2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Mn) huesler compounds are reported. The calculations are performed by using full-potential linearized augmented plane wave method (FP-LAPW) within density functional theory. The magnetic trend in these compounds is studied using values of magnetic moments, exchange interaction and calculated band gap. The results reveal that Mn2WSn and Ni2VSn show 100% spin polarization, Co2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf, Mn), Fe2YSn (Y=Ti, V), and Ni2MnSn exhibit metallic nature and Ni2YSn (Y=Ti, Zr, Hf) and Co2VSn show semi-conducting behavior.

  16. Compressive Strength Evaluation in Brazed ZrO2/Ti6Al4V Joints Using Finite Element Analysis

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    Sharma, Ashutosh; Kee, Se Ho; Jung, Flora; Heo, Yongku; Jung, Jae Pil

    2016-04-01

    This study aims to synthesize and evaluate the compressive strength of the ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint brazed using an active metal filler Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti, and its application to dental implants assuring its reliability to resist the compressive failure in the actual oral environment. The brazing was performed at a temperature of 750 °C for 30 min in a vacuum furnace under 5 × 10-6 Torr atmosphere. The microstructure of the brazed joint showed the presence of an Ag-rich matrix and a Cu-rich phase, and Cu-Ti intermetallic compounds were observed along the Ti-6Al-4V bonded interface. The compressive strength of the brazed ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint was measured by EN ISO 14801 standard test method. The measured compressive strength of the joint was ~1477 MPa—a value almost five times that of existing dental cements. Finite element analysis also confirmed the high von Mises stress values. The compressive strains in the samples were found concentrated near the Ti-6Al-4V position, matching with the position of the real fractured sample. These results suggest extremely significant compressive strength in ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joints using the Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti filler. It is believed that a highly reliable dental implant can be processed and designed using the results of this study.

  17. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Microwave Sintered ZrO2 Bioceramics with TiO2 Addition

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    Chou, Jyh-Horng

    2016-01-01

    The microwave sintered zirconia ceramics with 0, 1, 3, and 5 wt% TiO2 addition at a low sintering temperature of 1300°C and a short holding time of 1 hour were investigated. Effect of contents of TiO2 addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of microwave sintered zirconia bioceramics was reported. In the sintered samples, the main phase is monoclinic zirconia (m-ZrO2) phase and minor phase is tetragonal zirconia (t-ZrO2) phase. The grain sizes increased with increasing the TiO2 contents under the sintering temperature of 1300°C. Although the TiO2 phase was not detected in the XRD pattern, Ti and O elements were detected in the EDS analysis. The presence of TiO2 effectively improved grain growth of the ZrO2 ceramics. The Vickers hardness was in the range of 125 to 300 Hv and increased with the increase of TiO2 contents. Sintering temperature dependence on the Vickers hardness was also investigated from 1150°C to 1300°C, showing the increase of Vickers hardness with the increase of the sintering temperature as well as TiO2 addition. PMID:27504072

  18. Compressive Strength Evaluation in Brazed ZrO2/Ti6Al4V Joints Using Finite Element Analysis

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    Sharma, Ashutosh; Kee, Se Ho; Jung, Flora; Heo, Yongku; Jung, Jae Pil

    2016-05-01

    This study aims to synthesize and evaluate the compressive strength of the ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint brazed using an active metal filler Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti, and its application to dental implants assuring its reliability to resist the compressive failure in the actual oral environment. The brazing was performed at a temperature of 750 °C for 30 min in a vacuum furnace under 5 × 10-6 Torr atmosphere. The microstructure of the brazed joint showed the presence of an Ag-rich matrix and a Cu-rich phase, and Cu-Ti intermetallic compounds were observed along the Ti-6Al-4V bonded interface. The compressive strength of the brazed ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joint was measured by EN ISO 14801 standard test method. The measured compressive strength of the joint was ~1477 MPa—a value almost five times that of existing dental cements. Finite element analysis also confirmed the high von Mises stress values. The compressive strains in the samples were found concentrated near the Ti-6Al-4V position, matching with the position of the real fractured sample. These results suggest extremely significant compressive strength in ZrO2/Ti-6Al-4V joints using the Ag-Cu-Sn-Ti filler. It is believed that a highly reliable dental implant can be processed and designed using the results of this study.

  19. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Microwave Sintered ZrO2 Bioceramics with TiO2 Addition.

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    Kuo, Hsien-Nan; Chou, Jyh-Horng; Liu, Tung-Kuan

    2016-01-01

    The microwave sintered zirconia ceramics with 0, 1, 3, and 5 wt% TiO2 addition at a low sintering temperature of 1300°C and a short holding time of 1 hour were investigated. Effect of contents of TiO2 addition on microstructure and mechanical properties of microwave sintered zirconia bioceramics was reported. In the sintered samples, the main phase is monoclinic zirconia (m-ZrO2) phase and minor phase is tetragonal zirconia (t-ZrO2) phase. The grain sizes increased with increasing the TiO2 contents under the sintering temperature of 1300°C. Although the TiO2 phase was not detected in the XRD pattern, Ti and O elements were detected in the EDS analysis. The presence of TiO2 effectively improved grain growth of the ZrO2 ceramics. The Vickers hardness was in the range of 125 to 300 Hv and increased with the increase of TiO2 contents. Sintering temperature dependence on the Vickers hardness was also investigated from 1150°C to 1300°C, showing the increase of Vickers hardness with the increase of the sintering temperature as well as TiO2 addition. PMID:27504072

  20. In vitro biocompatibility, mechanical properties, and corrosion resistance of Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta-Pd and Ti-Sn-Nb-Ta-Pd alloys.

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    Ito, A; Okazaki, Y; Tateishi, T; Ito, Y

    1995-07-01

    There is much discussion about the toxic effect of vanadium and aluminum contained in Ti-6Al-4V alloy for prosthetic implants. The goal of the present investigation was to develop new titanium alloys with sufficient mechanical properties using more biocompatible alloying elements: zirconium, tin, niobium, tantalum, and palladium. The relative growth rates of L929 and MC3T3-E1 cells were significantly higher when cultured with the extraction of Ti-10Zr-8Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd or Ti-15Zr-4Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd alloys than when cultured with the extraction of Ti-6Al-4AV ELI alloy. The tensile strength, elongation, and reduction of area for Ti-15Sn-4Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd alloy were 989 MPa, 14.4%, and 49.3%, respectively, surpassing Ti-6Al-4V ELI alloy. (ASTM F138-84); those for Ti-15Zr-4Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd alloy were 725 MPa, 23.6% and 54.9%, respectively. More than 15% addition of tin as well as zirconium deteriorated the tensile properties. Titanium release into a 5% hydrochloric acid solution from the new titanium alloys was 20-50 micrograms/cm2 per day, though that from Ti-6Al-4V ELI alloy was 1300 micrograms/cm2 per day. The optimum alloy compositions are Ti-15Zr-4Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd and Ti-15Sn-4Nb-2Ta-0.2Pd, judging from cytocompatibility, corrosion resistance, and mechanical properties. The former is characterized by its higher level cytocompatibility and corrosion resistance, while the latter is characterized by mechanical properties. PMID:7593029

  1. Electron dominated thermoelectric response in MNiSn (M: Ti, Zr, Hf) half-Heusler alloys.

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    Gandi, Appala Naidu; Schwingenschlögl, Udo

    2016-05-18

    We solve the transport equations of the electrons and phonons to understand the thermoelectric behaviour of the technologically important half-Heusler alloys MNiSn (M: Ti, Zr, Hf). Doping is simulated within the rigid band approximation. We clarify the origin of the electron dominated thermoelectric response and determine the carrier concentrations with maximal figures of merit. The phonon mean free path is studied to calculate the grain size below which grain refinement methods can enforce ballistic heat conduction to enhance the figure of merit. PMID:27156360

  2. Phase Diagram of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Solid Solutions from First Principles

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    Kornev, Igor A.; Bellaiche, L.; Janolin, P.-E.; Dkhil, B.; Suard, E.

    2006-10-01

    A first-principles-derived scheme that incorporates ferroelectric and antiferrodistortive degrees of freedom is developed to study finite-temperature properties of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 solid solution near its morphotropic phase boundary. The use of this numerical technique (i) resolves controversies about the monoclinic ground state for some Ti compositions, (ii) leads to the discovery of an overlooked phase, and (iii) yields three multiphase points that are each associated with four phases. Additional neutron diffraction measurements strongly support some of these predictions.

  3. Epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Ultrathin Films under Open-Circuit Electrical Boundary Conditions

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    Sichuga, David; Bellaiche, L.

    2011-05-01

    The temperature-versus-misfit-strain phase diagram of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ultrathin films under open-circuit electrical boundary conditions is simulated via the use of an effective Hamiltonian. Two novel phases, both exhibiting dipolar nanodomains and oxygen octahedral tilting, are discovered. The interplay between dipolar, antiferrodistortive, alloying, and strain degrees of freedom induces several striking features in these two phases, such as the chemical pinning of domain walls, the enhancement of oxygen octahedral tilting near the domain walls, and the existence of dipolar waves and cylindrical dipolar chiral bubbles.

  4. Phase diagrams of epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ultrathin films from first principles

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    Sichuga, David; Ponomareva, I.; Bellaiche, L.

    2009-10-01

    An ab-initio-based approach, that includes strain, ferroelectricity, and tilting of the oxygen octahedra as degrees of freedom, is developed to investigate temperature-versus-misfit-strain and temperature-versus-composition phase diagrams of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ultrathin films near their morphotropic phase boundaries. Many features—originating from the interplay between composition, strain, polarization and oxygen octahedra tilting—are observed. Examples of such features are (i) an unusual behavior of the Curie temperature as a function of the compressive strain; (ii) a very rich variety of low symmetry phases; and (iii) several multiphase points that are each associated with four phases.

  5. X-Ray and Electrostatic Levitation Undercooling Studies in Ti-Zr-Ni Quasicrystals Forming Alloys

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    Rogers, J. R.; Hyers, R. W.; Rathz, T. J.; Kelton, K. F.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Woo, G. L.; Hannet, L.; Krishnan, S.; Curreri, Peter A. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The first undercooling nucleation measurements of electrostatic-levitated droplets of TiZrNi alloys that form the icosahedral quasicrystal phase (i-phase) are presented. The reduced undercooling for crystallization decreases with an increasing polytetrahedral order of the primary solidifying phase, supporting the existence of a developing icosahedral short-range order in the undercooled liquid. X-ray diffraction measurements made at the Advance Photon Source on levitated liquid droplets of these alloys at their liquidus temperatures, however, show no evidence for increased icosahedral order. This suggests that significant ordering only occurs below the melting temperature.

  6. Surface Tension and Viscosity of Quasicrystal-Forming Ti-Zr-Ni Alloys

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    Hyers, R. W.; Bradshaw, R. C.; Rogers, J. R.; Rathz, T. J.; Lee, G. W.; Kelton, K. F.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.

    2003-01-01

    The surface tension and viscosity of quasicrystal-forming Ti-Zr-Ni alloys were measured over a range of temperature, including both stable and undercooled liquids by an Electrostatic Levitation (ESL) technique. ESL is a containerless technique which allows processing of samples without contact, greatly reducing contamination and increasing access to the metastable undercooled liquid. The measured viscosity is typical of glass-forming alloys of similar composition to the quasicrystal-forming alloys studied here, while the surface tension shows an anomaly at deep undercoolings.

  7. First-principles calculations for interstitial Fe impurities in hcp Sc, Y, Ti, and Zr

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    Frota-Pessôa, S.; de Mello, L. A.; Petrilli, H. M.; Klautau, A. B.

    1993-12-01

    We have determined the electronic structure around interstitial Fe impurities in hcp Sc, Y, Ti, and Zr. The self-consistent calculations take lattice relaxation into account and were performed using the recently developed real space linear muffin-tin orbital scheme. This is the first time that such realistic calculations have been performed for isolated interstitial impurities in metals. In agreement with experiments, interstitial Fe was found to be nonmagnetic in these hosts; the calculated isomer shifts on both interstitial and substitutional Fe sites are also in excellent agreement with experiments.

  8. Thermophysical properties of Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr-1Zr titanium alloy

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    Bykov, V. A.; Kulikova, T. V.; Vedmid', L. B.; Fishman, A. Ya.; Shunyaev, K. Yu.; Tarenkova, N. Yu.

    2014-07-01

    The thermophysical properties of the Ti-5Al-5V-5Mo-3Cr-1Zr titanium alloy in a wide range of temperatures from room temperature to 1000°C have been studied by the methods of differential scanning calorimetry, the laser flash method, and dilatometry. The obtained data on heat capacity, thermal diffusivity, and thermal expansion have been used for calculating coefficient of thermal conductivity. The sequence and temperatures of structural transformations during heating of the alloy have been established. It has been shown that the studied alloy possesses a coefficient of thermal conductivity that is 3.5-4 times smaller than that of pure titanium.

  9. (29)Si, (47)Ti, (49)Ti and (195)Pt solid state MAS NMR spectroscopic investigations of ternary silicides TPtSi, germanides TPtGe (T = Ti, Zr, Hf) and stannide TiPtSn.

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    Benndorf, Christopher; Eckert, Hellmut; Pöttgen, Rainer

    2016-05-10

    Eight ternary tetrelides TPtX (T = Ti, Zr, Hf; X = Si, Ge, Sn) were synthesized from the elements by arc-melting and subsequent annealing. TiPtSi, ZrPtSi, ZrPtGe, HfPtSi and HfPtGe crystallize with the orthorhombic TiNiSi type structure, in the space group Pnma. The structures of HfPtSi (a = 654.44(9), b = 387.97(6), c = 750.0(1) pm, wR2 = 0.0592, 411 F(2) values, 20 variables) and HfPtGe (a = 660.36(7), b = 395.18(4), c = 763.05(8) pm, wR2 = 0.0495, 430 F(2) values, 20 variables) were refined from single crystal X-ray diffractometer data. TiPtSn adopts the cubic MgAgAs type. TiPtGe is dimorphic with a TiNiSi type high-temperature modification which transforms to cubic LT-TiPtGe (MgAgAs type). All phases were investigated by high resolution (29)Si, (47)Ti, (49)Ti and (195)Pt solid state MAS NMR spectroscopy. In the cubic compounds, the (47/49)Ti NMR signals are easily detected owing to the absence of quadrupolar broadening effects. The (195)Pt resonances of the orthorhombic compounds are characterized by strongly negative isotropic Knight shifts and large Knight shift anisotropies, whereas positive isotropic Knight shifts and no anisotropies are observed for the cubic compounds. These results indicate that the phase transition in TiPtGe is associated with dramatic changes in the electronic properties. Within each group of isotypic compounds the isotropic (29)Si, (47/49)Ti and (195)Pt Knight shifts show systematic dependences on the transition metal or tetrel atomic number, suggesting that the numerical values are influenced by the electronegativities of the metallic (or metalloid) neighbours. PMID:27097719

  10. Preparation of ZrO II/nano-TiO II composite powder by sol-gel method

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    Baharvandi, H. R.; Mohammadi, E.; Abdizadeh, H.; Hadian, A. M.; Ehsani, N.

    2007-07-01

    The effects of concentration of TTIP, amount of distilled water, and calcination temperature on morphology and particle size distribution of ZrO II/nano-TiO II catalysts were investigated. Mixed ZrO II/nano-TiO II powders were prepared by a modified sol-gel method by varying the mole fraction of TTIP from 0.002 to 0.01, H IIO/TTIP fraction from 2 to 8, and various stirring time (2, 4, and 10 h). The prepared ZrO II/nano-TiO II powders have been characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and TG/DTA. Each oxide was calcined at the temperature between 110 and 1000°C. The results showed that the calcinations temperature has a pronounced effect on the phase formation and particle size of the calcined zirconium titanate (ZT) powders.

  11. Study of nanostructured (Ti-Zr-Nb)N coatings’ physical- mechanical properties obtained by vacuum arc evaporation

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    Plotnikov, S. V.; Pogrebnjak, A. D.; Yerokhina, L. N.; Yeskermessov, D. K.; erdybaeva, N. K. Y.

    2016-02-01

    The coatings were formed by vacuum arc deposition. Unit cast target (cathodes) was used on the basis of 30 atm. % Ti, 35 at. % Zr and 35 atm. % Nb as the vaporized materials. Molecular nitrogen was used as the working gas. The thickness of the coatings in the experiments was 4.0 microns. The surface morphology fractograph fracture, track friction were investigated in a scanning electron microscope JSM-6390 LV. The use of multicoatings based on carbides is very promising to ensure the high performance properties of the complex, nitrides and silicides of transition metals. Findings - nanostructured coating of (Ti-Zr-Nb) N was obtained by vacuum arc evaporation cathode-cast in a nitrogen gas reaction medium. Multicomponent films have a pronounced columnar structure. Elemental composition was obtained by the vacuum arc deposition of coatings (Ti-Zr-Nb) N, depending on the physical parameters of the deposition process, in particular the pressure of the reaction gas nitrogen.

  12. Development of finely dispersed Ti- and Zr-doped isotropic graphites for the divertor of next step fusion devices

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    López-Galilea, I.; García-Rosales, C.; Pintsuk, G.; Linke, J.

    2007-03-01

    Finely dispersed Ti- and Zr-doped isotropic graphites have been manufactured using three different starting raw materials. The aim is to obtain doped fine grain isotropic graphites with reduced chemical erosion, high thermal shock resistance and low cost, which aim to be competitive with present carbon-based candidate materials for next step fusion devices. First ITER relevant thermal shock loads were applied on test specimens of these materials. The brittle destruction behaviour of graphite is greatly improved by doping with Ti or Zr, most probably due to a significant increase of thermal conductivity related to the catalytic effect of TiC and ZrC on the graphitization. Doped graphites manufactured with the synthetic mesophase pitch 'AR' as raw material showed the best performance from the three investigated raw materials due to its higher graphitability. The eroded surfaces of doped graphites exhibit a thin solidified carbide layer, probably caused by the segregation of liquid carbide during the thermal shot.

  13. Zr Incorporation into TiO2 Electrodes Reduces Hysteresis and Improves Performance in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells while Increasing Carrier Lifetimes.

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    Nagaoka, Hirokazu; Ma, Fei; deQuilettes, Dane W; Vorpahl, Sarah M; Glaz, Micah S; Colbert, Adam E; Ziffer, Mark E; Ginger, David S

    2015-02-19

    We investigate zirconium (Zr) incorporation into the titanium dioxide (TiO2) electron-transporting layer used in organometal halide perovskite photovoltaics. Compared to Zr-free controls, solar cells employing electrodes containing Zr exhibit increased power conversion efficiency (PCE) and decreased hysteresis. We use transient photovoltage and photocurrent extraction to measure carrier lifetimes and densities and observe longer carrier lifetimes and higher charge densities in devices on Zr-containing electrodes at microsecond times as well as longer persistent photovoltages extending from ∼milliseconds to tens of seconds. We characterize the surface stoichiometry and change in work function and reduction potential of the TiO2 upon incorporation of Zr and discuss the charge recombination at the TiO2 interface in the context of these variables. Finally, we show that the combination of Zr-TiO2 electrode modification with device pyridine treatment leads to a cumulative improvement in performance. PMID:26262483

  14. A conjoint XRD-ND analysis of the crystal structures of austenitic and martensitic Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}Ni hydrides

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    Cuevas, F. . E-mail: fermin.cuevas@glvt-cnrs.fr; Latroche, M.; Bouree-Vigneron, F.; Percheron-Guegan, A.

    2006-11-15

    The crystal structures of the hydrides of austenitic and martensitic Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}Ni alloy have been investigated by conjoint X-ray diffraction (XRD)-neutron diffraction (ND) analysis. Austenitic Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}Ni alloy with cubic CsCl-type structure preserves its metal sublattice structure after deuteration. It forms a Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}NiD{sub 1.5} deuteride with D-atoms occupying half of the octahedrally coordinated 3d sites. On the contrary, the monoclinic TiNi-type structure of martensitic Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}Ni alloy is modified after deuterium absorption. At P{sub D2}=10{sup 3}Pa and T=298K, two deuterides coexist with orthorhombic CrB-type structure for the metal sublattice and compositions Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}NiD ({beta}-deuteride) and Ti{sub 0.64}Zr{sub 0.36}NiD{sub 2.6} ({gamma}-deuteride). For the {beta}-monodeuteride, deuterium atoms are tetrahedrally coordinated by (Ti,Zr) atoms. For the {gamma}-deuteride, D-atoms fully occupy tetrahedrally coordinated (Ti,Zr){sub 3}Ni 8f sites and partially occupy pyramidal (Ti,Zr){sub 3}Ni{sub 2} 4c sites. At higher pressures, deuterium solution occurs in the {gamma}-phase with a partial occupancy of octahedrally coordinated (Ti,Zr){sub 2}Ni{sub 4} 4a sites.

  15. Wear-resistant, hemocompatible Ti-Nb-Zr and Zr-Nb alloys to improve blood pump design and performance.

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    Davidson, J A; Daigle, K P; Kovacs, P

    1996-06-01

    Over the past several years, we have developed novel titanium-niobium-zirconium (Ti-Nb-Zr) alloys to address the long-term performance needs of orthopedic implants. The unique properties of these alloys also render them promising candidates for blood pumps. These properties include excellent biocompatibility in combination with high strength and toughness, and low elastic modulus (low stiffness). Additionally, these metal alloys are readily hot or cold worked into complex shapes including wire, foil, tubing and bar. They are readily machined and polished, and they can be surface oxidized to form a hard, wear-resistant, low-friction ceramic surface layer. In this diffusion-hardened condition, oxygen also hardens the underlying metal to optimize the bone between the ceramic oxide surface and the tough metal substrate. Unlike metal surfaces, oxidative wear, which can alter surface energy, friction, and hemocompatibility, does not occur. Consequently, the combined benefits of a stable, wear-resistant, low-friction ceramic surface layer with the toughness, strength, formability, and thermal conductivity of metal may provide improvements in the design and performance of blood pumps and peripheral graft and percutaneous (power) components of the pump. PMID:8817948

  16. Osseointegration behavior of novel Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy for dental implants: an in vivo study.

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    Wang, Xiaona; Meng, Xing; Chu, Shunli; Xiang, Xingchen; Liu, Zhenzhen; Zhao, Jinghui; Zhou, Yanmin

    2016-09-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants on mineral apposition rate and new BIC contact in rabbits. Twelve Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants were fabricated and placed into the right femur sites in six rabbits, and commercially pure titanium implants were used as controls in the left femur. Tetracycline and alizarin red were administered 3 weeks and 1 week before euthanization, respectively. At 4 weeks and 8 weeks after implantation, animals were euthanized, respectively. Surface characterization and implant-bone contact surface analysis were performed by using a scanning electron microscope and an energy dispersive X-ray detector. Mineral apposition rate was evaluated using a confocal laser scanning microscope. Toluidine blue staining was performed on undecalcified sections for histology and histomorphology evaluation. Scanning electron microscope and histomorphology observation revealed a direct contact between implants and bone of all groups. After a healing period of 4 weeks, Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants showed significantly higher mineral apposition rate compared to commercially pure titanium implants (P < 0.05), whereas there was no significant difference between Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants and commercially pure titanium implants (P > 0.05) at 8 weeks. No significant difference of bone-to-implant contact was observed between Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants and commercially pure titanium implants implants after a healing period of 4 weeks and 8 weeks. This study showed that Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si alloy implants could establish a close direct contact comparedto commercially pure titanium implants implants, improved mineral matrix apposition rate, and may someday be an alternative as a material for dental implants. PMID:27534399

  17. SANS of bulk metallic ZrTiCuNiBe glasses

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    Schneider, S.; Geyer, U.; Thiyagarajan, P.; Johnson, W.L.

    1997-07-21

    The evolution of decomposition and succeeding primary crystallization in the bulk amorphous Zr{sub 41.2}Ti{sub 13.8}Cu{sub 12.5}Ni{sub 10}Be{sub 22.5} alloy have been studied by small angle neutron scattering. Samples annealed isothermally in the supercooled liquid and in the solid state exhibit correlation peaks indicating quasiperiodic inhomogeneities in the scattering length density. The peak positions vary as a function of temperature as predicted by the linear Cahn-Hilliard theory of spinodal decomposition. Variations of the Be-Ti composition ratio of the alloy leads to significant changes in scattering signals. The initially homogeneous alloy separates into two amorphous phases. In the decomposed regions, crystallization probability increases leading to polymorphic crystallization.

  18. Recovery of forming gas damaged Pb(Nb, Zr, Ti)O3 capacitors

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    Aggarwal, S.; Perusse, S. R.; Kerr, C. J.; Ramesh, R.; Romero, D. B.; Evans, J. T.; Boyer, L.; Velasquez, G.

    2000-02-01

    We report on the recovery of fully integrated Pb(Nb, Zr, Ti)O3 ferroelectric capacitors damaged during forming gas (4% H2, balance N2) annealing. The capacitors were encapsulated using TiOx and SiO2 as interlevel dielectrics to prevent any loss of oxygen or lead. Hydrogen, however, diffused into the ferroelectric film leading to the loss of ferroelectricity. To recover the properties of the capacitor, the fully integrated structure was annealed in N2 ambient to drive the hydrogen out. Raman scattering experiments performed in the high frequency regime to detect the [OH-] stretching vibration mode confirmed the removal of hydrogen after annealing in N2. The ferroelectric properties, including polarization and resistivity of the capacitors, were restored to their initial values prior to damage. This shows that the process of hydrogen damage is reversible with the time to recovery being dependent on the amount of hydrogen in the forming gas.

  19. Morphology of nanotube arrays grown on Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloys with different deformations

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    Wang, Pei; Li, Hua; Zhang, Yangyang; Liu, Hezhou; Guo, Yiping; Liu, Zhongtang; Zhao, Shichang; Yin, Jimin; Guo, Yanjie

    2014-01-01

    Nanotubes on Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy with different degrees of deformations in thickness were fabricated by anodization method. The effect of deformations on the morphology, crystal phase and grain size of nanotubes was investigated. Nanotube arrays with uniform diameter were achieved by using ethylene glycol (EG)/NH4F organic electrolyte, indicating the electrolyte composition will influence the arrangement of TiO2 nanotube arrays. With the increasing degree of deformation, the corrosion potential Ecorr of the alloys had a positive displacement, which suggested an enhanced anticorrosion ability and resulted in nanotubes with smaller diameter. After heat treatment, anatase TiO2 was obtained. Due to the existence of lattice distortion, the grain size of TiO2 nanotubes prepared by Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy with deformations was smaller than that of with no deformation. However, when the reductions of alloy increased, there was a tendency to make the grain size larger, which was probably caused by the restriction of the wall thickness of nanotubes. The study about the nanotubes formed on Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr alloy with different deformations provides a basis for its application on the drug-loading by Ti alloy prosthesis artificial joint.

  20. Microstructure and Phase Transformation in Ti-22Al-(27- x)Nb- xZr Alloys During Continuous Heating

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    Dang, Wei; Li, Jinshan; Zhang, Tiebang; Kou, Hongchao

    2015-10-01

    Phase transformation during heating in homogenized Ti-22Al-(27- x)Nb- xZr ( x = 0, 1, 6) alloys is monitored by dilatometry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and detailed metallographic examination. Moreover, the dissolution of α2 into the B 2/β matrix is investigated and discussed. In Ti-22Al-27Nb alloy, the sequence of phase transformation during heating can be concluded as follows: B 2/β → O, B 2/β + α2 → O, B 2/β + O→ B 2/β + O + α2, B 2/β + O + α2 → B 2/β + α2, and B 2/β + α2 → B 2/β. For Ti-22Al-21Nb-6Zr alloy, it is B 2/β → α2 + O, O + α2 + B 2/β → B 2/β + α2, and then α2 dissolves into B 2 matrix. There are considerable shifts in the maxima of the transformation rates in B 2/β + O+α2 → B 2/β + α2 and B 2/β + α2 → B 2/β transformed region to the higher temperatures with increasing x value. In the stage of B 2/β + α2 → B 2/β, there is a deceleration of reduction in α2 phase with increasing temperature for Ti-22Al-(27- x)Nb- xZr ( x = 0, 1, 6) alloys. And for Ti-22Al-21Nb-6Zr, the dissolution rate of α2 phase is accelerated.

  1. Multibit ferroelectric field-effect transistor with epitaxial-like Pb(Zr,Ti)O3

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    Park, Jae Hyo; Kim, Hyung Yoon; Seok, Ki Hwan; Kiaee, Zohreh; Lee, Sol Kyu; Joo, Seung Ki

    2016-03-01

    Being able to control grain boundaries during the phase transformation when processing a ferroelectric thin-film is crucial for the successful development of practical multibit ferroelectric memory. A novel development of ferroelectric thin-film crystallization processing for realizing epitaxial-like single crystals via artificial nucleation by Pt-seeding is reported here. Dividing the nucleation and growth mechanism by Pt-seeding, it is possible to obtain large and uniform rectangular-shaped ferroelectric grains, large enough to fabricate a field-effect transistor (FET) in the inside of the crystal grain. The fabricated ferroelectric FET, Pt/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3/ZrTiO4/Si, showed a large memory window (˜2.2 V), a low operation voltage (˜6 V), and an ultra-fast program/erase speed (˜10-6 s). Moreover, there was no degradation after 1015 cycles of bipolar fatigue testing and the sample even showed a long retention time after 1 yr. All of these characteristics correspond to the best performance among all types of ferroelectric field-effect transistors reported thus far.

  2. Superelastic alloy Ti-22%Nb-6%Zr: X-ray study of deformation features

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    Perlovich, Yu; Isaenkova, M.; Chekanov, S.; Fesenko, V.; Krymskaya, O.

    2016-04-01

    In this paper features of deformation of superelastic Ti-22%Nb-6%Zr alloy were studied. Using X-ray method of generalized pole figures for study orientation dependence of martensite transformation in superelastic Ti-22%Nb-6%Zr alloy it was shown that: under compression the strain hardening due β → α '' transformation is significantly greater in grains with rolling plane {100} than in grains with a rolling plane {111}; the lattice microdeformation at β - and α '' - phase grains under loading is redistributed so that it extremely assist the sample macrodeformation (most of all); most intense β → α '' transformation occurs in grains, where Δd / dav> 0, most prone to increasing of its lattice volume. Diagrams of the cross-correlation substructural parameters built on the basis of generalized pole figure indicate that in loaded sample the deviation of interplanar space from the weight average level promotes the activation of martensite transformation at which the X-ray line broadening is minimal.

  3. Preparation of Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 Thin Films by Multitarget Sputtering

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    Hase, Takashi; Hirata, Kazuo; Amanuma, Kazushi; Hosokawa, Naokichi; Miyasaka, Yoichi

    1994-09-01

    Thin lead zirconate titanate [PZT] (Zr/Ti=50/50) films (230 430 nm) were deposited by multitarget sputtering with three stoichiometric PZT targets and one PbO target. To control Pb content in film, the rf power for the PbO target was varied. The rf power for each PZT target was also varied to control the deposition rate. PZT films with single perovskite phase or dominant perovskite phase were obtained only when the film composition was self-controlled. Low deposition rate resulted in a wider range of PbO input power in which Pb/(Zr+Ti) ratio was almost constant. Therefore low deposition rate would enhance the self composition control (SCC) mechanism. A 240-nm-thick PZT film deposited under the SCC mechanism and low deposition rate showed remanent polarization of 21.5 µ C/cm2, dielectric constant of 600 and leakage current of 7.0×10-8 A/cm2.

  4. Effect of annealing on atomic ordering of amorphous ZrTaTiNbSi alloy

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    Yang, Tsung-Han; Huang, Rong-Tang; Wu, Cheng-An; Chen, Fu-Rong; Gan, Jon-Yiew; Yeh, Jien-Wei; Narayan, Jagdish

    2009-12-01

    In this letter, we have reported on initial stages of atomic ordering in ZrTaTiNbSi amorphous films during annealing. The atomic ordering and structure evolution were studied in Zr17Ta16Ti19Nb22Si26 amorphous films as a function of annealing temperature in the temperature range from 473 to 1173 K. Up to annealing temperature of 1173 K, the films retained amorphous structure, but the degree of disorder is increased with the increase in temperature. The formation of Si-M covalent bonds, which contributed to the local atomic arrangement, occurred in the initial stages of ordering. The bonding reactions between Si and other metal species explain the anomalous structural changes which were observed in x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. We discuss the stages of phase transformation for amorphous films as a function of annealing temperature. From these results, we propose that annealing leads to formation of random Si-M4 tetrahedron, and two observed rings, a first and second in the electron diffraction patterns compared to M-M and Si-M bond length, respectively.

  5. Unique local structures of Ca, Ti, Fe and Zr in natural glasses formed by meteorite impact

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    Yoshiasa, Akira; Tobase, Tsubasa; Okube, Maki; Wang, Ling; Isobe, Hiroshi; Mashimo, Tsutomu; Graduate School of Science; Technology Collaboration; Materials; Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology Collaboration

    2015-06-01

    The local structures of cation in tektite from six strewn fields, impact-related glass, and non-impact-related glass were studied by Ca, Ti, Fe and Zr K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). Shock compression also causes local structural changes of gest and minor elements as well as transition of host structures. How to be left a record is peculiar by each element. The XAFS measurements were performed at the beam lines BL-NW10A and BL-9C, KEK, Japan. The comparison of XANES spectra and bonding distances between crystalline reference minerals and natural glasses was done. Based on the different valence states of iron, the degrees of oxidation states were estimated. The local structures of Ca, Ti and Zr ions are useful probe for physical conditions and formation process of glasses. Tektites experienced high quenching rates and a reduced atmospheric environment when they were ejected into outer space. Other impact-related glass, which was remained close to the crater, experienced a more complicated environment. The local structural changes of cation in the impact-related glass are rich in a variety. Analysis of local structure is help to compare their formation process and distinguish them.

  6. Dynamic recrystallization behavior of a biomedical Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy.

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    Bobbili, Ravindranadh; Madhu, V

    2016-06-01

    The dynamic recrystallization (DRX) behavior of a biomedical titanium Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy has been investigated using the high temperature compression tests under wide range of strain rates (0.001-1/s) and temperatures 900-1050°C. A constitutive equation represented as a function of temperature, strain rate and true strain is developed and the hot deformation apparent activation energy is calculated about 534kJ/mol. By considering the exponential relationship between work-hardening rate (θ) and stress, a new mathematical model was proposed for predicting flow stress up to the critical strain during hot deformation. The mathematical model for predicting flow stress up to the critical strain exhibits better consistency and accuracy. The DRX kinetic equation of Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy is described as XDRX=1-exp[-0.32(Ɛ-ƐcƐ(*))(2.3)] . The DRX kinetic model was validated by microstructure observation. It was also found that the process of DRX was promoted by decreasing strain rate and increasing deformation temperature. Eventually, the continuous dynamic recrystallization (CDRX) was identified to be the DRX mechanism using transmission electron microscope (TEM). PMID:26766326

  7. Improvement of tribological behavior of a Ti Al Zr alloy by nitrogen ion implantation

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    Liu, Y. Z.; Zu, X. T.; He, X.; Qiu, S. Y.; Cao, J.; Huang, X. Q.

    2006-07-01

    Surface modification of a Ti-Al-Zr alloy with nitrogen implantation is considered as a method to improve its tribological properties especially wear and hardness. The implantation was carried out at fluences range from 1 × 10 16 to 1 × 10 17 ions/cm 2 and energy 65 keV. The tribological tests for the friction coefficients and wear were made on a pin-on-disk tribotester with the load 60 mN. Glancing angle X-ray diffraction (GAXRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses were performed to obtain surface characterization of the implanted sample. The unimplanted and implanted samples were also annealed at 500 °C in order to understand the influence of annealing on the tribological properties of Ti-Al-Zr. The hardness showed significant improvement at the higher fluence. After annealing at 500 °C, the friction coefficient exhibited a relative decrease for the nitrogen-implanted samples. In addition, the wear rates of the implanted samples exhibited a great decrease after annealing at 500 °C. Nature of the surface and reason for the variation and improvement in wear resistance were discussed in detail.

  8. Functional properties of multilayer vacuum-arc TiN/ZrN coatings

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    Plotnikov, S. V.; Pogrebnyak, A. D.; Tleukenov, Y. O.; Erdybaeva, N. K.

    2016-02-01

    Nanostructured multilayer Ti/ZrN coatings were synthesized by vacuum-arc deposition with a number of layers 134-533 and an average thickness 20-125nm of layers. A good planarity was revealed resulting in a range of nanometer layer from plasma streams in a reactive environment. Phase-structural changes mechanisms were established as a model of critical operating coatings’ conditions of in the surface layers under the action of an aggressive oxygen atmosphere at high temperature (700°C). The thickness parameter effect on its hardness of the multilayer system was shown. It was found that the maximum hardness of 42 GPa and the lowest abrasion of coating 1,3×10-5 mm3×H-1×mm-and counterbody 1,9×10-6 mm3×H-1×mm-1 inherent in TiN/ZrN system with the smallest layer thickness of 20 nm in the period. The results are explained by the influence of the size factor interphase boundaries magnified in a multilayer system with a nanometer thick layers.

  9. Preparation and characterization of Zr doped TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays on the titanium sheet and their enhanced photocatalytic activity

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    Liu Haijin; Liu Guoguang; Zhou Qingxiang

    2009-12-15

    This paper described a new method for the preparation of Zr doped TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays by electrochemical method. TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays were prepared by anodization with titanium anode and platinum cathode. Afterwards, the formed TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays and Pt were used as cathode and anode, respectively, for preparation of Zr/TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays in the electrolyte of 0.1 M Zr(NO{sub 3}){sub 4} with different voltage and post-calcination process. The nanotube arrays were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) and UV-Vis diffusion reflection spectra (DRS). The photocatalytic activities of these nanotubes were investigated with Rhodamine B as the model pollutant and the results demonstrated that the photocatalytic efficiency of Zr doped TiO{sub 2} nanotubes was much better than that of TiO{sub 2} nanotubes under UV irradiation. Zr/TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays doped at 7 V and calcined at 600 deg. C (denoted as TiO{sub 2}-7 V-600) achieved the best photocatalytic efficiency and the most optimal doping ratio was 0.047 (Zr/Ti). TiO{sub 2}-7 V-600 could be reused for more than 20 times and maintained good photocatalytic activities. - Graphical abstract: Zr-doped TiO{sub 2} nanotube arrays were prepared by two-step electrochemical process. The photocatalytic efficiency of Zr/TiO{sub 2} was much better than that of TiO{sub 2} nanotubes under UV irradiation. Nanotube arrays prepared by this method could be reused for more than 20 times and maintained good photocatalytic activities.

  10. Research Update: Magnetic phase diagram of EuTi1-xBxO3 (B = Zr, Nb)

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    Li, Ling; Zhou, Haidong; Yan, Jiaqiang; Mandrus, David; Keppens, Veerle

    2014-11-21

    Herein, we report the magnetic phase diagram of EuTi1-xBxO3 (B = Zr, Nb), determined from magnetization and heat capacity measurements. Upon Zr-doping, the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature TN of EuTi1-xZrxO3 gradually decreases from 5.6 K (x = 0) to 4.1 K (x = 1). Whereas a similar decrease in TN is observed for small amounts of Nb doping (x ≤ 0.05), ferromagnetism is induced in EuTi1-xNbxO3 with x > 0.05. Lastly, the ferromagnetic interaction between localized Eu 4f spins mediated by itinerant electrons introduced by Nb doping results in the ferromagnetism in EuTi1-xNbxO3.

  11. Isotropic plasticity of β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystals for the development of single crystalline β-Ti implants.

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    Hagihara, Koji; Nakano, Takayoshi; Maki, Hideaki; Umakoshi, Yukichi; Niinomi, Mitsuo

    2016-01-01

    β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy is a promising novel material for biomedical applications. We have proposed a 'single crystalline β-Ti implant' as new hard tissue replacements for suppressing the stress shielding by achieving a drastic reduction in the Young's modulus. To develop this, the orientation dependence of the plastic deformation behavior of the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr single crystal was first clarified. Dislocation slip with a Burgers vector parallel to <111> was the predominant deformation mode in the wide loading orientation. The orientation dependence of the yield stress due to <111> dislocations was small, in contrast to other β-Ti alloys. In addition, {332} twin was found to be operative at the loading orientation around [001]. The asymmetric features of the {332} twin formation depending on the loading orientation could be roughly anticipated by their Schmid factors. However, the critical resolved shear stress for the {332} twins appeared to show orientation dependence. The simultaneous operation of <111> slip and {332} twin were found to be the origin of the good mechanical properties with excellent strength and ductility. It was clarified that the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystal shows the "plastically almost-isotropic and elastically highly-anisotropic" nature, that is desirable for the development of 'single crystalline β-Ti implant'. PMID:27417073

  12. Isotropic plasticity of β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystals for the development of single crystalline β-Ti implants

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    Hagihara, Koji; Nakano, Takayoshi; Maki, Hideaki; Umakoshi, Yukichi; Niinomi, Mitsuo

    2016-07-01

    β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy is a promising novel material for biomedical applications. We have proposed a ‘single crystalline β-Ti implant’ as new hard tissue replacements for suppressing the stress shielding by achieving a drastic reduction in the Young’s modulus. To develop this, the orientation dependence of the plastic deformation behavior of the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr single crystal was first clarified. Dislocation slip with a Burgers vector parallel to <111> was the predominant deformation mode in the wide loading orientation. The orientation dependence of the yield stress due to <111> dislocations was small, in contrast to other β-Ti alloys. In addition, {332} twin was found to be operative at the loading orientation around [001]. The asymmetric features of the {332} twin formation depending on the loading orientation could be roughly anticipated by their Schmid factors. However, the critical resolved shear stress for the {332} twins appeared to show orientation dependence. The simultaneous operation of <111> slip and {332} twin were found to be the origin of the good mechanical properties with excellent strength and ductility. It was clarified that the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystal shows the “plastically almost-isotropic and elastically highly-anisotropic” nature, that is desirable for the development of ‘single crystalline β-Ti implant’.

  13. Isotropic plasticity of β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystals for the development of single crystalline β-Ti implants

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    Hagihara, Koji; Nakano, Takayoshi; Maki, Hideaki; Umakoshi, Yukichi; Niinomi, Mitsuo

    2016-01-01

    β-type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy is a promising novel material for biomedical applications. We have proposed a ‘single crystalline β-Ti implant’ as new hard tissue replacements for suppressing the stress shielding by achieving a drastic reduction in the Young’s modulus. To develop this, the orientation dependence of the plastic deformation behavior of the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr single crystal was first clarified. Dislocation slip with a Burgers vector parallel to <111> was the predominant deformation mode in the wide loading orientation. The orientation dependence of the yield stress due to <111> dislocations was small, in contrast to other β-Ti alloys. In addition, {332} twin was found to be operative at the loading orientation around [001]. The asymmetric features of the {332} twin formation depending on the loading orientation could be roughly anticipated by their Schmid factors. However, the critical resolved shear stress for the {332} twins appeared to show orientation dependence. The simultaneous operation of <111> slip and {332} twin were found to be the origin of the good mechanical properties with excellent strength and ductility. It was clarified that the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy single crystal shows the “plastically almost-isotropic and elastically highly-anisotropic” nature, that is desirable for the development of ‘single crystalline β-Ti implant’. PMID:27417073

  14. Electrochemical corrosion behavior of Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloy in a simulated physiological environment

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    Bai, Y.; Li, S. J.; Prima, F.; Hao, Y. L.; Yang, R.

    2012-02-01

    Electrochemical corrosion behavior of a biomedical titanium alloy Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn in weight percent was investigated in a phosphate buffered saline solution at 37 °C utilizing open-circuit potential, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Both commercially pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V alloy were also investigated to make a comparison. The results show that all the samples were spontaneously passivated once immersion into the electrolyte. Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloy exhibited a much wider passive region compared with pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V and also relatively low corrosion current density which is comparable to that of pure titanium in the buffered saline solution, which was attributed to a stable passive film mainly consisted of titanium oxide and niobium oxide on its surface. The EIS results indicated the presence of a single passive layer with thickness ∼2 nm for Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn and pure titanium but a duplex film consisting an inner barrier layer and an outer porous layer on Ti-6Al-4V alloy with thickness of ∼3 nm and ∼2.5 nm, respectively.

  15. Microstructures and Stability Origins of β-(Ti,Zr)-(Mo,Sn)-Nb Alloys with Low Young's Modulus

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    Wang, Qing; Li, Qun; Li, Xiaona; Zhang, Ruiqian; Gao, Xiaoxia; Dong, Chuang; Liaw, Peter K.

    2015-09-01

    The present work investigates the microstructural evolution and β-phase stability of a multi-component [(Mo,Sn)-(Ti,Zr)14]-Nb alloy series developed using the cluster-plus-glue-atom model. Low Young's modulus ( E) can be reached, when both low- E elements, Sn and Zr, and β-Ti stabilizers, Mo and Nb, are properly incorporated in the so-called cluster formulas. After the X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analysis, and in combination with the β-Ti stability measured by the Mo equivalent, the Young's modulus of β-Ti alloys is found to increase with increasing β stabilities and is closely related to both the microstructures of the β matrix and the precipitated phases. More importantly, the morphologies of the β matrix change with β stabilities apparently so that high- E ( E >70 GPa) and low- E ( E ≤70 GPa) β-Ti alloys can be distinguished with the microstructures of the β matrix. The quinary alloy, formulated as [(Mo0.5Sn0.5)-(Ti13Zr1)]Nb1, owns its lowest E of 48 GPa among the present alloy series to the mixed thin-lamellar and rod-shaped morphology of the β structure with the lowest stability for the β formation.

  16. Continuous production of granular or powder Ti, Zr and Hf or their alloy products

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    White, Jack C.; Oden, Laurance L.

    1993-01-01

    A continuous process for producing a granular metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Zr or Hf under conditions that provide orderly growth of the metal free of halide inclusions comprising: a) dissolving a reducing metal selected from the group consisting of Na, Mg, Li or K in their respective halide salts to produce a reducing molten salt stream; b) preparing a second molten salt stream containing the halide salt of Ti, Zr or Hf; c) mixing and reacting the two molten streams of steps a) and b) in a continuous stirred tank reactor; d) wherein steps a) through c) are conducted at a temperature range of from about 800.degree. C. to about 1100.degree. C. so that a weight percent of equilibrium solubility of the reducing metal in its respective halide salt varies from about 1.6 weight percent at about 900.degree. C. to about 14.4 weight percent at about 1062.degree. C.; and wherein a range of concentration of the halide salt of Ti, Zn or Hf in molten halides of Na, Mg, Li or K is from about 1 to about 5 times the concentration of Na, Mg, Li or K; e) placing the reacted molten stream from step c) in a solid-liquid separator to recover an impure granular metal product by decantation, centrifugation, or filtration; and f) removing residual halide salt impurity by vacuum evaporator or inert gas sweep at temperatures from about 850.degree. C. to 1000.degree. C. or cooling the impure granular metal product to ambient temperature and water leaching off the residual metal halide salt.

  17. Treatment of olive mill wastewater by photooxidation with ZrO2-doped TiO2 nanocomposite and its reuse capability.

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    Sponza, Delia Teresa; Oztekin, Rukiye

    2016-04-01

    Zirconium dioxide (zirconia, ZrO2)-doped TiO2 (TiO2/ZrO2) nanocomposite was used for the photocatalytic oxidation of pollutant parameters [COD components (CODtotal, CODdissolved and CODinert)], polyphenols (catechol, 3-hydroxybenzoic acid, tyrosol and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid) and total polyaromatic amines [aniline, 4-nitroaniline, o-toluidine and o-anisidine] from the olive mill effluent wastewaters at different operational conditions such as at different mass ratios of ZrO2 (50, 25, 14, 10 and 5 wt%) in the TiO2/ZrO2 nanocomposite, at different TiO2/ZrO2 photocatalyst concentrations (1, 4, 15 and 50 mg/L) and pH values (4.0-7.0-10.0) under 300 W UV irradiations, respectively. Under the optimized conditions (pH = 4.6, 15 mg/L ZrO2/TiO2 nanocomposite with a ZrO2 mass ratio of 14 wt%, 300 W UV light, after 60 min photooxidation time, at 21°C), the maximum CODdissolved, total phenol and total aromatic amines photooxidation yields were 99%, 89% and 95%, respectively. High pollutant removal (89%) yields after sequential five times utilization of ZrO2/TiO2 nanocomposite show that this catalyst can be effectively used commercially in the treatment of olive mill effluent. PMID:26560364

  18. Zr0.05Ti0.95O2-Nanowire-Based Ultraviolet Photodetector with Self-Powered Properties

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    Zhang, Haifeng; Liu, Guohua; Xu, Yang; Li, Hailong; Han, Xiaofei; Zhou, Bin; Zhang, Min; Feng, Caihui; Ruan, Shengping

    2013-06-01

    Zr0.05Ti0.95O2 solid solution nanowires were synthesized directly on a SnO2:F-coated glass via a low-temperature hydrothermal method, and a high-sensitivity self-powered ultraviolet detector based on SnO2:F/Zr0.05Ti0.95O2 heterojunction was fabricated subsequently. Zr doping not only improves the detector's photoresponse but also adjusts the response range to the short-wavelength direction. At 0 V bias, a highly responsivity of 1.03 A/W and an internal gain of 3.6 were obtained, together with favorable visible-blind characteristics and short response time. This high-sensitivity self-powered ultraviolet detector provides potential applications in wireless environmental monitoring, biological detection, and ultraviolet astronomy.

  19. β-Type Zr-Nb-Ti biomedical materials with high plasticity and low modulus for hard tissue replacements.

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    Nie, Li; Zhan, Yongzhong; Hu, Tong; Chen, Xiaoxian; Wang, Chenghui

    2014-01-01

    In order to develop new biomedical materials for hard tissue replacements, Zr-20Nb-xTi (x=0, 3, 7, 11 and 15) alloys with required properties were designed and prepared by using the vacuum arc melting method for the first time. Phase analysis and microstructural observation showed that all the as cast samples consisted of equiaxed β-Zr phase. The mechanical properties and fracture behaviors of the Zr-20Nb-xTi alloys have been analyzed. It is found that these alloys exhibit high plasticity, moderate compressive strength (1044-1325MPa) and yield stress (854-1080MPa), high elastic energy (12-20MJ/m(3)) and low Young's modulus (28-31GPa). This good combination of mechanical properties makes them potential biomedical materials for hard tissue replacement. PMID:24036526

  20. Polymorphic structure evolution and large piezoelectric response of lead-free (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics

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    Tian, Ye; Chao, Xiaolian E-mail: yangzp@snnu.edu.cn; Wei, Lingling; Liang, Pengfei; Yang, Zupei E-mail: yangzp@snnu.edu.cn; Jin, Li

    2014-03-17

    The polymorphic structure evolution of (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} piezoelectric ceramics was investigated by analysis of the in situ X-ray diffraction and dielectric spectra. The results indicated that a confined orthorhombic (O) phase region induced by the approach of the rhombohedral (R) and tetragonal (T) phases existed in an extremely narrow temperature range of (Ba{sub 0.85}Ca{sub 0.15})(Zr{sub 0.1}Ti{sub 0.9})O{sub 3} composition. The electric properties near the O–T phase boundaries of (Ba{sub 0.95}Ca{sub 0.05})(Zr{sub 0.05}Ti{sub 0.95})O{sub 3} and (Ba{sub 0.85}Ca{sub 0.15})(Zr{sub 0.1}Ti{sub 0.9})O{sub 3} were compared. The results suggested that the confined O phase region is an important factor that contributes to the extremely large piezoelectric response.

  1. Enhanced photoassisted water electrolysis using vertically oriented anodically fabricated Ti-Nb-Zr-O mixed oxide nanotube arrays.

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    Allam, Nageh K; Alamgir, Faisal; El-Sayed, Mostafa A

    2010-10-26

    Self-ordered, highly oriented arrays of titanium-niobium-zirconium mixed oxide nanotube films were fabricated by the anodization of Ti(35)Nb(5)Zr alloy in aqueous and formamide electrolytes containing NH(4)F at room temperature. The nanostructure topology was found to depend on the nature of the electrolyte and the applied voltage. Our results demonstrate the possibility to grow mixed oxide nanotube array films possessing several-micrometer-thick layers by a simple and straightforward electrochemical route. The fabricated Ti-Nb-Zr-O nanotubes showed a ∼17.5% increase in the photoelectrochemical water oxidation efficiency as compared to that measured for pure TiO(2) nanotubes under UV illumination (100 mW/cm(2), 320-400 nm, 1 M KOH). This enhancement could be related to a combination of the effect of the thin wall of the fabricated Ti-Nb-Zr-O nanotubes (10 ± 2 nm) and the formation of Zr oxide and Nb oxide layers on the nanotube surface, which seems to slow down the electron-hole recombination in a way similar to that reported for Grätzel solar cells. PMID:20815374

  2. Formation of Crystal Structure of Zirconium Titanate ZrTiO4 Powders Prepared by Sol-Gel Method

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    Oanh, Le Mai; Do, Danh Bich; Hung, Nguyen Manh; Thang, Dao Viet; Phuong, Doan Thuy; Ha, Dang Thu; Van Minh, Nguyen

    2016-05-01

    The crystal formation process of ZrTiO4 prepared by sol-gel method has been investigated using thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, scanning electron microscopy, Raman scattering, ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) absorption spectroscopy, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. Thermal analysis results and XRD patterns show that ZrTiO4 crystallizes in orthorhombic phase at 700°C with onset point at about 580°C. However, ZrTiO4 crystal exhibits a disordered structure according to Raman, UV-Vis, and photoluminescence spectroscopy up to calcination temperature of 1200°C. This indicates that, in the heat-treatment process, ZrTiO4 underwent three stages of oxide system self-organization: (1) short-range (<600°C), (2) disordered long-range (600°C to 1200°C), and (3) high-level of ordered orthorhombic structure (>1200°C).

  3. β-type Ti-10Mo-1.25Si-xZr biomaterials for applications in hard tissue replacements.

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    Zhan, Yongzhong; Li, Chunliu; Jiang, Wenping

    2012-08-01

    In order to develop new β-type Ti-based biochemical materials, a series of Ti-10Mo-1.25Si-xZr (x=4-13) alloys were designed and prepared using vacuum arc melting method. Phase analysis and microstructural observation showed that all the as cast samples consisted of equiaxed β-Ti phase. With the increase of Zr content, the structure of grain boundary changed from semi-continuous network to denser granular, and the microstructure was refined. The solid solution effect of the β-phase stabilization elements (i.e. Mo, Zr and Si) predominantly determined the mechanical properties. These β-type Ti-10Mo-1.25Si-xZr biomaterials exhibited a good combination of high compressive strength, high yield stress, good plasticity, as well as rather low Young's modulus (in the range of 23.086 GPa-32.623 GPa), which may offer potential advantages in the applications in hard tissue replacements (HTRs). PMID:24364974

  4. Metal-insulator-metal capacitor with high capacitance density and low leakage current using ZrTiO4 film

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    Wu, Yung-Hsien; Chen, Bo-Yu; Chen, Lun-Lun; Wu, Jia-Rong; Wu, Min-Lin

    2009-09-01

    Thin amorphous and orthorhombic ZrTiO4 film with a high-work-function Ni top electrode has been explored in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors for analog circuit applications. It has been found that even though the permittivity can be as high as 78.9 for orthorhombic ZrTiO4, the extraordinarily high quadratic voltage coefficient of capacitance (VCC), and leakage current make it ineligible for reliable MIM capacitors. On the other hand, amorphous ZrTiO4 demonstrates a high capacitance density of 29.12 fF/μm2 and a low VCC of 2341 ppm/V2. Because of the amorphous phase and the conduction mechanism of Schottky emission, a low leakage current of 1.3×10-7 A/cm2 at -2 V and a good thermal leakage up to 125 °C has also been obtained. Besides these promising characteristics, amorphous ZrTiO4 holds a great potential for high-performance MIM capacitors not only in its process simplicity but also in the full compatibility with incumbent backend integrated circuit technology.

  5. The comparison of photocatalytic activity of synthesized TiO 2 and ZrO 2 nanosize onto wool fibers

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    Moafi, Hadi Fallah; Shojaie, Abdollah Fallah; Zanjanchi, Mohammad Ali

    2010-04-01

    TiO 2 and ZrO 2 nanocrystals were successfully synthesized and deposited onto wool fibers using the sol-gel technique at low temperature. The photocatalytic activities of TiO 2-coated and ZrO 2-coated wool fibers were measured by studying photodegradation of methylene blue and eosin yellowish dyes. The initial and the treated samples were characterized by several techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and X-ray diffraction. The TEM study shows dispersed particles with 10-30 nm in size for TiO 2-coated and 20-40 nm in size for ZrO 2-coated samples on the fiber surface. Comparison of the photocatalytic activity of the coated samples reveals superiority of TiO 2 modified sample with respect to that of ZrO 2 for degradation of both dyes. Our observations indicate that by applying this technique to the fabrics, self-cleaning materials could be designed for practical application.

  6. Reactions on interfaces in heterophase TiN-Mo, TiN-W, ZrN-Mo, and ZrN-W materials during sintering

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    Pshenichnaya, O.V.; Verkhovodov, P.A.

    1985-08-01

    This paper reports on a study of the reactions on contact surfaces of solid titanium nitride and zirconium nitride specimens with molybdenum and tungsten in a vacuum corresponding to 0.01 Pa at temperatures in the range, 1900-2150/sup 0/C. The starting materials were titanium nitride containing 21.3% N and 0.3% O/sub 2/ dissolved in the TIN lattice; zirconium nitride containing 0.6-0.8% O/sub 2/; molybdenum with the impurities 0.02% C, 0.05% Ti, and 0.08% Zr; and tungsten with the impurities of 0.01% Si and 0.02% Hf. Polished end faces of specimens were pressed against each other with a small force, and in that position the specimens were annealed for an hour, after which microsections prepared in planes perpendicular to the control surfaces were investigated metallographically and by electron probe microanalysis. It is concluded that the development of bonds at interfaces between titanium nitride and zirconium nitride on the one hand, and molybdenum and tungsten on the other, is a consequence of diffusional reactions between the elements of the nitride phases and the metals which are accompanied by the formation of metal-base solid solutions localized within narrow contact zones.

  7. The formation of stable hydrogen impermeable TiN-based coatings on zirconium alloy Zr1%Nb

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    Kashkarov, E. B.; Nikitenkov, N. N.; Tyurin, Yu I.; Syrtanov, M. S.; Le, Zhang

    2015-04-01

    TiN coatings were deposited by DC reactive magnetron sputtering (dcMS) method on Zr1%Nb substrates with different film thickness. The influence of crystalline structure and thickness of the coatings on hydrogen permeation was investigated. The results revealed that the increase in thickness of the film reduced hydrogen permeability. 1.54 μm TiN deposited in N2/Ar gas mixture with a ratio of 3/1 reduces hydrogen permeation in more than two orders of magnitude at 350 °C. Adhesion strength decreased with increasing film thickness (0.55 to 2.04 μm) from 7.92 to 6.65 N, respectively. The Ti underlayer applied by arc ion plating (AIP) leads to the formation of stable Ti/TiN coatings on Zr1%Nb under thermocycling conditions up to 800 °C. Meanwhile, hydrogen permeation rate of Ti/TiN deposited by combination of AIP and dcMS remains at the same level with TiN deposited by dcMS.

  8. Examination of Multiphase (Zr,Ti)(V,Cr,Mn,Ni)2 Ni-MH Electrode Alloys: Part II. Solid-State Transformation of the Interdendritic B2 Phase

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    Bendersky, L. A.; Wang, K.; Boettinger, W. J.; Newbury, D. E.; Young, K.; Chao, B.

    2010-08-01

    Solidification microstructure of multicomponent (Zr,Ti)-Ni-(V,Cr,Mn,Co) alloys intended for use as negative electrodes in Ni-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries was studied in Part I of this series of articles. Part II of the series examines the complex internal structure of the interdendritic grains formed by solid-state transformation and believed to play an important role in the electrochemical charge/discharge characteristics of the overall alloy composition. By studying one alloy, Zr21Ti12.5V10Cr5.5Mn5.1Co5.0Ni40.2Al0.5Sn0.3, it is shown that the interdendritic grains solidify as a B2 (Ti,Zr)44(Ni,TM)56 phase, and then undergo transformation to Zr7Ni10-type, Zr9Ni11-type, and martensitic phases. The transformations obey orientation relationships between the high-temperature B2 phase and the low-temperature Zr-Ni-type intermetallics, and consequently lead to a multivariant structure. The major orientation relationship for the orthorhombic Zr7Ni10 type is [011]Zr7Ni10//[001]B2; (100)Zr7Ni10//(100)B2. The orientation relationship for the tetragonal Zr9Ni11 type is [001]Zr9Ni11//[001]B2; (130)Zr9Ni11//(100)B2. Binary Ni-Zr and ternary Ti-Ni-Zr phase diagrams were used to rationalize the formation of the observed domain structure.

  9. Corrosion-Resistant Ti- xNb- xZr Alloys for Nitric Acid Applications in Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plants

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    Manivasagam, Geetha; Anbarasan, V.; Kamachi Mudali, U.; Raj, Baldev

    2011-09-01

    This article reports the development, microstructure, and corrosion behavior of two new alloys such as Ti-4Nb-4Zr and Ti-2Nb-2Zr in boiling nitric acid environment. The corrosion test was carried out in the liquid, vapor, and condensate phases of 11.5 M nitric acid, and the potentiodynamic anodic polarization studies were performed at room temperature for both alloys. The samples subjected to three-phase corrosion testing were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDAX). As Ti-2Nb-2Zr alloy exhibited inferior corrosion behavior in comparison to Ti-4Nb-4Zr in all three phases, weldability and heat treatment studies were carried out only on Ti-4Nb-4Zr alloy. The weldability of the new alloy was evaluated using tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding processes, and the welded specimen was thereafter tested for its corrosion behavior in all three phases. The results of the present investigation revealed that the newly developed near alpha Ti-4Nb-4Zr alloy possessed superior corrosion resistance in all three phases and excellent weldability compared to conventional alloys used for nitric acid application in spent nuclear reprocessing plants. Further, the corrosion resistance of the beta heat-treated Ti-4Nb-4Zr alloy was superior when compared to the sample heat treated in the alpha + beta phase.

  10. Material characterization of superplastically formed titanium (Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo) sheet

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    Ossa, William A.; Royster, Dick M.

    1987-01-01

    The aerospace industry has focused considerable interest on the near-alpha titanium alloy Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo (Ti-6242) because of both its high-temperature properties and its superplastic forming (SPF) capabilities. This paper describes current research to characterize selected mechanical properties of Ti-6242 sheet in the SPF-strained condition, both with and without heat treatment, and compares the results with those obtained on as-received material. Tensile and creep tests were conducted, and metallographic analysis was performed to show the effect of 100 to 700 percent SPF strain on titanium properties. Analysis shows that as a result of SPF processing, both tensile and yield strengths, as well as elongation, are moderately reduced. Creep tests at 800 F and 1000 F show that the SPF processed material displays superior creep resistance compared with the as-received material. A post-SPF duplex-anneal heat treatment had no beneficial effect on tensile and creep properties.

  11. A Liquid-Liquid Transition in an Undercooled Ti-Zr-Ni Liquid

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    Lee, G. W.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Kelton, K. F.; Hyers, R. W.; Rathz, T. J.; Rogers, J. R.

    2003-01-01

    If crystallization can be avoided, liquids enter a metastable (undercooled) state below their equilibrium liquidus temperatures, TI, finally freezing into a glass below a characteristic temperature called the glass transition temperature, T,. In rare cases, the undercooled liquid may undergo a liquid-liquid phase transition (liquid polymorphism) before entering the glassy state. This has been suggested from experimental studies of HzO and Si4. Such phase transitions have been predicted in some stable liquids, i.e. above TI at atmospheric pressure, for Si02 and BeF;, but these have not been verified experimentally. They have been observed in liquids of P7, Sis and C9, but only under high pressure. All of these transitions are driven by an anomalous density change, i.e. change in local structure, with temperature or pressure. In this letter we present the first experimental evidence for a phase transition in a low viscosity liquid that is not driven by an anomalous density change, but by an approach to a constant configuration state. A maximum in the specific heat at constant pressure, similar to what is normally observed near T,, is reported here for undercooled low viscosity liquids of quasicrystal- forming Ti-Zr-Ni alloys. that includes cooperativity, by incorporating a temperature dependent excitation energy fits the data well, signaling a phase transition.

  12. HRTEM studies of amorphous ZrNiTiCu nanocrystalline composites.

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    Dutkiewicz, J; Lityńska-Dobrzyńska, L; Kovacova, A; Molnarova, M; Rogal, L; Maziarz, W

    2010-03-01

    Ball milling of easy glass forming Ti(25)Zr(17)Ni(29)Cu(29) alloys lead to the formation of an amorphous structure accompanied by a substantial increase of powder microhardness. The powders show clear glass transition effect and a few stage crystallization starting above 500 degrees C. High-resolution transmission electron microscope technique allowed identifying nanocrystalline inclusions as Cu(12)NiTi(7) within the amorphous powder. The amorphous powders mixed with nanocrystalline iron or silver powders were hot pressed to form composites. A narrow 200 nm broad intermediate single-phase layer at the amorphous-phase/iron interface containing all elements present in the composite was identified using transmission electron microscope and high-angle annular dark field detector techniques. scanning transmission electron microscopy energy dispersive spectroscopy line profile showed gradual change of composition within the intermediate zone. Amorphous phase contains small nanocrystals of size close to 10 nm identified using High-resolution transmission electron microscope as Cu(12)NiTi(7.) Compression tests have shown better plasticity of composites than in the case of pure hot-pressed amorphous powder; furthermore, high elastic limit of composites and the ultimate compression stress of about 1800 MPa for composites containing 20% Fe and near 700 MPa for those with 20% Ag. PMID:20500372

  13. A new (Ba, Ca) (Ti, Zr)O3 based multiferroic composite with large magnetoelectric effect.

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    Naveed-Ul-Haq, M; Shvartsman, Vladimir V; Salamon, Soma; Wende, Heiko; Trivedi, Harsh; Mumtaz, Arif; Lupascu, Doru C

    2016-01-01

    The lead-free ferroelectric 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 - 0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 (BCZT) is a promising component for multifunctional multiferroics due to its excellent room temperature piezoelectric properties. Having a composition close to the polymorphic phase boundary between the orthorhombic and tetragonal phases, it deserves a case study for analysis of its potential for modern electronics applications. To obtain magnetoelectric coupling, the piezoelectric phase needs to be combined with a suitable magnetostrictive phase. In the current article, we report on the synthesis, dielectric, magnetic, and magnetoelectric characterization of a new magnetoelectric multiferroic composite consisting of BCZT as a piezoelectric phase and CoFe2O4 (CFO) as the magnetostrictive phase. We found that this material is multiferroic at room temperature and manifests a magnetoelectric effect larger than that of BaTiO3 -CoFe2O4 bulk composites with similar content of the ferrite phase. PMID:27555563

  14. A new (Ba, Ca) (Ti, Zr)O3 based multiferroic composite with large magnetoelectric effect

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    Naveed-Ul-Haq, M.; Shvartsman, Vladimir V.; Salamon, Soma; Wende, Heiko; Trivedi, Harsh; Mumtaz, Arif; Lupascu, Doru C.

    2016-01-01

    The lead-free ferroelectric 0.5Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 − 0.5(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 (BCZT) is a promising component for multifunctional multiferroics due to its excellent room temperature piezoelectric properties. Having a composition close to the polymorphic phase boundary between the orthorhombic and tetragonal phases, it deserves a case study for analysis of its potential for modern electronics applications. To obtain magnetoelectric coupling, the piezoelectric phase needs to be combined with a suitable magnetostrictive phase. In the current article, we report on the synthesis, dielectric, magnetic, and magnetoelectric characterization of a new magnetoelectric multiferroic composite consisting of BCZT as a piezoelectric phase and CoFe2O4 (CFO) as the magnetostrictive phase. We found that this material is multiferroic at room temperature and manifests a magnetoelectric effect larger than that of BaTiO3 −CoFe2O4 bulk composites with similar content of the ferrite phase. PMID:27555563

  15. Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of (110) oriented Pb(Zr1‑x Ti x )O3 thin films

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    Jian-Hua, Qiu; Zhi-Hui, Chen; Xiu-Qin, Wang; Ning-Yi, Yuan; Jian-Ning, Ding

    2016-05-01

    A phenomenological Landau–Devonshire theory is developed to investigate the ferroelectric, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties of (110) oriented Pb(Zr1‑x Ti x )O3 (x = 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, and 0.7) thin films. At room temperature, the tetragonal a 1 phase, the orthorhombic a 2 c phase, the triclinic γ 1 phase, and the triclinic γ 2 phase are stable. The appearance of the negative polarization component P 2 in the a 2 c phase and the γ 1 phase is attributed to the nonlinear coupling terms in the thermodynamic potential. The γ phase of the Pb(Zr1‑x Ti x )O3 thin films has better dielectric and piezoelectric properties than the a 2 c phase and the a 1 phase. The largest dielectric and piezoelectric coefficients are obtained in the Pb(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3 thin film. The piezoelectric coefficient of 110–150 pm/V is obtained in the (110) oriented Pb(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3 thin film, and the Pb(Zr0.3Ti0.7)O3 thin film has the remnant polarization and relative dielectric constant of 50 μC/cm2 and 100, respectively, which are in agreement with the experimental measurements reported in the literature. Project supported by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, China, the Research Fund of Jiangsu Province Cultivation Base for State Key Laboratory of Photovoltaic Science and Technology, China, Major Projects of Natural Science Research in Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. 15KJA43002), and Qing Lan Project of Education Department of Jiangsu Province, China.

  16. Photocatalytic degradation of gaseous toluene with multiphase Ti(x)Zr(1-x)O2 synthesized via co-precipitation route.

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    Liu, Baojun; Li, Xinyong; Zhao, Qidong; Ke, Jun; Liu, Jie; Liu, Shaomin; Tadé, Moses

    2015-01-15

    In the present work, the multiphase Ti(x)Zr(1-x)O2 particles containing cubic-phase ZrO2 were fabricated via co-precipitation route. The mole ratios of Ti and Zr elements were controlled by three levels: Ti/Zr=7/3 (maximum), Ti/Zr=5/5 (medium), and Ti/Zr=3/7 (minimum). The materials prepared were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra (DRS) and photoluminescence (PL) spectra. For the maximum usage of solar power with fabricated catalysts, elimination of gaseous toluene was chosen as a model to evaluate the performances under visible light. The results indicated that the degradation efficiency of toluene was about 80% after 6 h reaction using Ti(0.3)Zr(0.7)O2 as the photocatalyst. On the other hand, the multiphase Ti(x)Zr(1-x)O2 (x=0.7 or 0.5) photocatalysts showed significant enhancement in the activity, compared with the commercial TiO2 (Degussa P25). The enhanced performances of Ti(x)Zr(1-x)O2 might be attributed to the lower charge recombination rate of photoinduced electron-hole pairs. In addition, some intermediates (the benzaldehyde and benzoic acid) and final product (CO2) adsorbed on the surface of the particles were also detected by using in situ Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. PMID:25454418

  17. Elastic, structural and magnetic properties of EuTi1-xAxO3 (A =Zr, Nb)

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    Li, Ling; Dun, Zhiling; Yan, Jiaqiang; Zhou, Haidong; Mandrus, David; Keppens, Veerle; Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee Team; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee Team; Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Team

    2014-03-01

    The elastic moduli as a function of temperature (280-380 K) and magnetic field (0-9T) for single crystal EuTiO3 have been measured using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS). All the moduli show a sharp step-like softening upon the cubic-to-tetragonal transition at around 288K. We also present low-temperature XRD, magnetic susceptibility, and RUS results on polycrystalline EuTi1-xZrxO3 and EuTi1-xNbxO3 (x =0.015, 0.03 and 0.05). All of the compositions investigated present a cubic-to-tetragonal structural transition as temperature is lowered. Our results indicate that the transition temperature of the structural instability increases to higher temperatures with increasing Zr and Nb concentration in both solid-solutions, accompanied by the decrease of the antiferromagnetic transition temperature TN. While the structural distortion in EuTi1-xZrxO3 is suppressed with increasing Zr doping, the magnitude of the structural distortion in EuTi1-xNbxO3 is not affected by Nb-doping. The differences between Zr and Nb as dopants are discussed.

  18. Mechanical and Electronic Properties of A1-xBxHy (A and B =Ti, Zr, Hf) Hydride Alloys: A First-principles Study

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    Dai, Yunya; Yang, Li; Nie, JL; Fan, K. M.; Peng, SM; Long, XG; Zhou, Xiaosong; Bing, Wenzeng; Zu, Xiaotao; Gao, Fei

    2013-12-01

    Using ab initio calculations, we investigated the mechanical and electronic properties of Ti1-xHfxHy, Ti1-xZrxHy and Zr1-xHfxTHy (x=0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 1; y=1.5, 1.75, 2). The calculated results in binary hydrides show that the β-phase MH1.5[100] (M=Ti, Zr, Hf) are more stable than other possible structures. At the Fermi level, the density of states for metal d state increases with increasing the H concentration in MHy (y ranged from 1.5 to 2), which leads to the instability of their fcc structures and induces the tetragonal distortion. Ti0.75Hf0.25H1.5 and Zr0.25Hf0.75H1.5 exhibit the highest mechanical stability, while Ti0.25Zr0.75H1.5 has the lowest mechanical stability among the corresponding ternary systems considered. Moreover, the systems studied in the present work are all anisotropic and show a ductile behavior. The tetragonal distortion in Ti1-xHfxH1.5, Ti1-xZrxH1.5 and Zr1-xHfxH1.5 is not observed, retaining their fcc structures. The electronic structure of A1-xBxHy (A and B =Ti, Hf, Zr) exhibits metallic character.

  19. Phase Stability and Pressure Dependence of Defect Formation in Gd2Ti2O7 and Gd2Zr2O7 Pyrochlore

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    Zhang,F.; Wang, J.; Lian, J.; Lang, M.; Becker, U.; Ewing, R.

    2008-01-01

    We report dramatically different behaviors between isostructural Gd2Ti2O7 and Gd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore at pressures up to 44 GPa, in which the substitution of Ti for Zr significantly increases structural stability. Upon release of pressure, the Gd2Ti2O7 becomes amorphous. In contrast, the high-pressure phase of Gd2Zr2O7 transforms to a disordered defect-fluorite structure. First-principle calculations for both compositions revealed that the response of pyrochlore to high pressure is controlled by the intrinsic energetics of defect formation.

  20. Mechanical property improvement by texture control of magnetron co-sputtered Zr-Ti films

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    Wang, Weipeng; Zhan, Peng; Xie, Zheng; Li, Zhengcao; Zhang, Zhengjun

    2014-01-01

    The present work studies the effect of substrate temperature and film composition on the structural and mechanical properties evolution of magnetron sputtered Zr-Ti films. As-deposited films show a monotonically strengthening (0002) crystallographic texture ranging from ambient temperature to 523 K, while then reveal a (0002) texture to randomly orientated structure transition at higher temperature. High Resolution TEM observations reveal a competitive and reconstruction growth mechanism which is in good agreement with the well-known Structure Zone Model. Nano-indentation measurements revealed that texture strengthening contribute to the improvement of mechanical properties. These results suggest that by establishing a semi-quantitative phase diagram based on the Structure Zone Model, structure and structure-related properties modification can be easily realized and precisely controlled by modifying the TS/Tm region during deposition.

  1. Temperature-time transformation diagram for Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films

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    Varghese, Ronnie; Williams, Matthew; Gupta, Shashaank; Priya, Shashank

    2011-07-01

    In this paper, we describe an analytical model to define the temperature-time- transformation (TTT) diagram of sol-gel deposited Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 thin films on platinized silicon substrates. Texture evolution in film occurred as the pyrolysis and thermal annealing conditions were varied. We demonstrate that the developed model can quantitatively predict the outcome of thermal treatment conditions in terms of texture evolution. Multinomial and multivariate regression techniques were utilized to create the predictor models for TTT data. Further, it was found that multinomial regression can provide better fit as compared to standard regression and multivariate regression. We have generalized this approach so that it can be applied to other thin film deposition techniques and bulk ceramics.

  2. Photonic band gap in (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 inverse opals

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    Li, Bo; Zhou, Ji; Hao, Lifeng; Hu, Wei; Zong, Ruilong; Cai, Minmin; Fu, Min; Gui, Zhilun; Li, Longtu; Li, Qi

    2003-05-01

    (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 (PLZT) inverse opal photonic crystals were synthesized by a process of self-assembly in combination with a sol-gel technique. In this process, PLZT precursors were infiltrated into the interstices of the opal template assembled by monodisperse submicron polystyrene spheres, and then gelled in a humid environment. Polystyrene template was removed by calcining the specimen at a final temperature of 700 °C accompanied with the crystallization of perovskite phase in PLZT inverse opal network. Scanning electron microscope images show that the inverse opals possess a fcc structure with a lattice constant of 250 nm. A wide photonic band gap in the visible range is observed from transmission spectra of the sample. Such PLZT inverse opals as photonic crystals should be of importance in device applications.

  3. Adsorption and desorption kinetics in ZrO2 TiO2 by photoacoustic techniques

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    Pinto Neto, A.; Moura, D.; Kuranaga, C.; Silva, M. D.; Miranda, L. C. M.

    2005-06-01

    In this paper we report on the photoacoustic (PA) characterization of ZrO2-TiO2 ceramic wafers as a sensing element for solvent adulteration evaluation. The experiments consisted of photoacoustic time dependent monitoring of the sorption and desorption of a droplet of a solvent deposited on the outer face of a ceramic wafer. The used solvents were isopropanol and chloroform. For the polar isopropanol molecule the results shown diffusion into the sample, with a characteristic diffusion time τ_1, accompanied by the evaporation at a rate with a time constant τ_2. Indeed, for the non polar chloroform, wetting-drying kinetics is adequately described by a simple diffusion-evaporation.

  4. Oxidation and embrittlement of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo alloy

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    Shenoy, R. N.; Unnam, J.; Clark, R.K.

    1986-01-01

    A thermogravimetric analysis monitoring study has been conducted for Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo in the 593-760 C range, with a view to its total oxidation kinetics in laboratory air. In addition, tensile elongation was obtained for selected foil specimens after their exposure to simulated Space Shuttle reentry conditions. The total weight gain with time exhibited two parabolic stages separated by a transient region which is the result of a simultaneous increase in the parabolic growth rate constant for the oxide and in oxygen solubility at the oxide-metal interface. A model for the total oxidation kinetics accounting for the two individual components (oxide growth and solid solution formation) is proposed; the activation energy for oxygen diffusion in the alpha-solid solution is shown to approximate the activation energy for the degradation of tensile elongation of the alloy in its foil gage condition.

  5. Electric dipole sheets in BaTiO3/BaZrO3 superlattices

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    Jiang, Zhijun; Xu, Bin; Li, Fei; Wang, Dawei; Jia, C.-L.

    2015-01-01

    We investigate two-dimensional electric dipole sheets in the superlattice made of BaTiO3 and BaZrO3 using first-principles-based Monte Carlo simulations and density functional calculations. Electric dipole domains and complex patterns are observed and complex dipole structures with various symmetries (e.g., P m a 2 ,C m c m , and P m c 21 ) are further confirmed by density functional calculations, which are found to be almost degenerate in energy with the ferroelectric ground state of the A m m 2 symmetry, therefore strongly resembling magnetic sheets. More complex dipole patterns, including vortices and antivortices, are also observed, which may constitute the intermediate states that overcome the high-energy barrier of different polarization orientations previously predicted by A. I. Lebedev [Phys. Solid State 55, 1198 (2013), 10.1134/S1063783413060218]. We also show that such system possesses large electrostrictive effects that may be technologically important.

  6. Thick Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} film without substrate

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    Lee, Jae-Wung; Park, Chee-Sung; Jo, Ji-Hoon; Kim, Hyoun-Ee

    2007-08-13

    In order to fabricate thick PbZr{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x}O{sub 3} (PZT) films for microelectromechanical system applications, the authors introduce a concept of freestanding film without a substrate. PZT films with a thickness of up to 20 {mu}m were deposited on a very thin Pt layer without a substrate by the rf-magnetron sputtering method using a single oxide target. The Pt layer (thickness <1 {mu}m) was obtained by sputtering the Pt on a Si substrate with a carbon layer between them, and subsequently removing the carbon layer by oxidation in air at 400 deg. C. Piezoelectric properties of the film were comparable to those of bulk PZT as a result of the removal of clamping effect of the substrate.

  7. Dissolution of amorphous Ti-Zr-Si alloy during anodic oxidation with formation of barrier films

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    Isaev, N.I.; Yakovlev, V.B.; Iovdal'skii, A.A.; Gorshkov, T.P.

    1988-07-01

    Radiometric analysis of a solution has been used to study kinetic mechanisms for dissolution of amorphous alloy components in acid aqueous solutions with anodic oxidation in different regimes. In a galvanostatic regime for alloy and crystalline Ti, Zr, and Ta two sections are detected: an initial section of accelerated dissolution and a steady section. An increase in dissolution of zirconium from the alloy has been revealed compared with pure crystalline zirconium. Potentiostatic oxidation is accompanied by a slowdown in dissolution similar to a change in current. Current yield has been analyzed for dissolution of the main elements and nonrectifying impurities of the alloy (for example copper). Gamma spectroscopy using the gamma radiation from neutron-activated isotopes of the components and impurities was performed.

  8. Ba(Ti, Zr)O3 Ceramics Sintered with Lead Borate Glass

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    Wang, Chunz-Heuy; Wu, Long

    1993-08-01

    The sintering of Ba(Ti, Zr)O3 ceramics is significantly influenced by the addition of 4PbO\\cdotB2O3. The eutectic temperature of 4PbO\\cdotB2O3 is around 500°C, so it exists as a liquid phase during the sintering process. Grain growth in Ba(TiyZr1-y)O3 exhibits a peculiar phenomenon. The liquid has high surface tension which aids solubility and penetration. As a consequence, the spreading liquid can penetrate solid-solid interfaces. Penetration leads to disintegration of the solid and subsequent rearrangement of fragments. The theory of grain growth in the presence of a liquid phase is examined in terms of the equation Rn{=}k*t. The grain growth kinetic exponent, n, has an inverse relationship with the rate of grain growth. With suitable amounts of glass frit and sintering temperature, the density of the ceramics was enhanced and the dielectric and piezoelectric properties were improved.

  9. Impact of nano and bulk ZrO2, TiO2 particles on soil nutrient contents and PGPR.

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    Karunakaran, Gopalu; Suriyaprabha, Rangaraj; Manivasakan, Palanisamy; Yuvakkumar, Rathinam; Rajendran, Venkatachalam; Kannan, Narayanasamy

    2013-01-01

    Currently, nanometal oxides are used extensively in different industries such as medicine, cosmetics and food. The increased consumption of nanoparticles (NPs) leads the necessity to understand the fate of the nanoparticles in the environment. The present study focused on the ecotoxicological behaviour of bulk and nano ZrO2 (Zirconia) and TiO2 (Titania) particles on PGPR (plant growth promoting rhizobacteria), soil and its nutrient contents. The microbial susceptibility study showed that nano TiO2 had 13 +/- 0.9 mm (B. megaterium), 15 +/- 0.2 mm (P. fluorescens), 16 +/- 0.2 mm (A. vinelandii) and 12 +/- 0.3 mm (B. brevis) zones of inhibition. However, nano and bulk ZrO2 particles were non-toxic to PGPR. In addition, it was found that toxicity varied depends on the medium of reaction. The soil study showed that nano TiO2 was found to be highly toxic, whereas bulk TiO2 was less toxic towards soil bacterial populations at 1000 mg L(-1). In contrast, nano and bulk ZrO2 were found to be inert at 1000 mg L(-1). The observed zeta potential and hydrophobicity of TiO2 particles causes more toxic than ZrO2 in parallel with particle size. However, nano TiO2 decreases the microbial population as well as nutrient level of the soil but not zirconia. Our finding shows that the mechanism of toxicity depends on size, hydrophobic potential and zeta potential of the metal oxide particles. Thus, it is necessary to take safety measures during the disposal and use of such toxic nanoparticles in the soil to prevent their hazardous effects. PMID:23646796

  10. Uranyl-sorption properties of amorphous and crystalline TiO₂/ZrO₂ millimeter-sized hierarchically porous beads.

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    Chee Kimling, Maryline; Scales, Nicholas; Hanley, Tracey L; Caruso, Rachel A

    2012-07-17

    Hierarchically porous TiO(2)/ZrO(2) millimeter-sized beads were synthesized using a sol-gel templating technique, and investigated for suitability as radionuclide sorbents using uranyl as a radionuclide-representative probe. The bead properties were varied by altering either composition (22, 36, and 82 wt % Zr in the Ti/Zr composite) or calcination temperature (500 or 700 °C). Uranyl adsorption was higher for the crystalline beads (surface area: 52-59 m(2) g(-1)) than the amorphous beads (surface area: 95-247 m(2) g(-1)), reaching a maximum of 0.170 mmol g(-1) for the 22 wt % Zr sample. This was attributed to the higher surface hydroxyl density (OH nm(-2)), presence of limited microporosity, and larger mesopores in the crystalline beads. Mass transport properties of the crystalline beads were not compromised by the large bead diameter: sorption rates comparable to those reported for powders were achieved and rates were higher than exclusively mesoporous reported systems, thereby highlighting the importance of pore hierarchy in designing materials with improved kinetics. Chemical stability of the sorbent, an important property for processes involving corrosive effluents (e.g., radioactive waste), was also assessed. Crystalline beads displayed superior resistance against matrix leaching in HNO(3). Stability varied with composition: the 22 wt % Zr sample demonstrated the highest stability. PMID:22738810

  11. Domain formation in epitaxial Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 thin films

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    Lee, K. S.; Choi, J. H.; Lee, J. Y.; Baik, S.

    2001-10-01

    Ferroelectric twin-domain structures in epitaxial Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 (PZT) thin films grown on various single-crystal substrates such as MgO(001), KTaO3(001), and SrTiO3(001) were investigated by two-dimensional reciprocal space mapping using synchrotron x-ray diffraction. Each system showed a characteristic domain structure. PbTiO3 thin films grown on MgO(001) showed highly c-axis oriented domain structures consisting of a periodic array of 90° twinlike domains. Perfectly c-axis oriented films were obtained on SrTiO3(001), while the films grown on KTaO3(001) showed a-domain dominant structures with a small amount of c domains embedded in matrix a domains. Contributions of net elastic strain stored in each heteroepitaxial layer and its relaxation to the final domain structures were evaluated considering thermodynamic equilibrium relief of coherency strain by misfit dislocation generation at the film growth temperature. A comparison between theoretical consideration and experimental results clearly demonstrates that the nature of effective misfit strain and its relaxation during film growth play a critical role in the formation of domain structures in epitaxial PZT thin films. Moreover, it was verified that the control of such critical strain factors by changing film composition could modify dominant domain structures in a drastic way. In addition, it was found that the crystalline quality of the films is closely correlated to the tilting nature of the domain structure in each system and coherency strain across the 90° domain boundary is accommodated mainly by the domain tilt of the minor domain.

  12. Sintering ZrO{sub 2}/TiC composites with TiH{sub 2}: The role of transient liquid phase and of substoichiometry

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    Krell, A.; Blank, P.; Pippel, E.; Woltersdorf, J.

    1995-10-01

    Sintering tetragonal ZrO{sub 2} with 35 vol% TiC results in a microstructure where all grain facets are free of amorphous interfaces independent of sintering aids as TiH{sub 2} or MgO/Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}; grain sizes are below 1 {micro}m. With substoichiometric TiC{sub 1{minus}x}, a relative density of 95% and closed porosity are obtained at a lower sintering temperature than with stoichiometric TiC, but subsequent cladless hot isostatic pressing (HIP) is required to achieve 99% density. High densities of 98% accompanied by good mechanical properties become possible by pressureless sintering with the use of TiH{sub 2}. MgO/Y{sub 2}O{sub 3} doping also promotes densification, but results in less transformable zirconia and increases the number and size of amorphous triple junctions. The consequences are a lower fracture toughness and strength.

  13. Effective work function engineering for a TiN/XO(X = La, Zr, Al)/SiO2 stack structures

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    Lee, Dongjin; Cho, Eunae; Lee, Jieun; Jung, Kyoungho; Jeong, Moonyoung; Yamada, Satoru; Hong, Hyeongsun; Lee, Kyupil; Heo, Sung; Ko, Dongsu; Kim, Yong Su; Kyoung, Yong Koo; Lee, Hyung-Ik; Lee, Hyo Sug; Park, Gyeong-Su; Shin, Jai Kwang

    2016-05-01

    In this study, we demonstrated that work function engineering is possible over a wide range (+200 mV to -430 mV) in a TiN/XO (X = La, Zr, or Al)/SiO2 stack structures. From ab initio simulations, we selected the optimal material for the work function engineering. The work function engineering mechanism was described by metal diffusion into the TiN film and silicate formation in the TiN/SiO2 interface. The metal doping and the silicate formation were confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy line profiling, respectively. In addition, the amount of doped metal in the TiN film depended on the thickness of the insertion layer XO. From the work function engineering technique, which can control a variety of threshold voltages (Vth), an improvement in transistors with different Vth values in the TiN/XO/SiO2 stack structures is expected.

  14. Tracking magmatic processes through Zr/Hf ratios in rocks and Hf and Ti zoning in zircons: An example from the Spirit Mountain batholith, Nevada

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    Lowery, Claiborne L.E.; Miller, C.F.; Walker, B.A.; Wooden, J.L.; Mazdab, F.K.; Bea, F.

    2006-01-01

    Zirconium and Hf are nearly identical geochemically, and therefore most of the crust maintains near-chondritic Zr/Hf ratios of ???35-40. By contrast, many high-silica rhyolites and granites have anomalously low Zr/Hf (15-30). As zircon is the primary reservoir for both Zr and Hf and preferentially incorporates Zr, crystallization of zircon controls Zr/ Hf, imprinting low Zr/Hf on coexisting melt. Thus, low Zr/Hf is a unique fingerprint of effective magmatic fractionation in the crust. Age and compositional zonation in zircons themselves provide a record of the thermal and compositional histories of magmatic systems. High Hf (low Zr/ Hf) in zircon zones demonstrates growth from fractionated melt, and Ti provides an estimate of temperature of crystallization (TTiZ) (Watson and Harrison, 2005). Whole-rock Zr/Hf and zircon zonation in the Spirit Mountain batholith, Nevada, document repeated fractionation and thermal fluctuations. Ratios of Zr/Hf are ???30-40 for cumulates and 18-30 for high-SiO2 granites. In zircons, Hf (and U) are inversely correlated with Ti, and concentrations indicate large fluctuations in melt composition and TTiZ (>100??C) for individual zircons. Such variations are consistent with field relations and ion-probe zircon geochronology that indicate a >1 million year history of repeated replenishment, fractionation, and extraction of melt from crystal mush to form the low Zr/Hf high-SiO2 zone. ?? 2006 The Mineralogical Society.

  15. Characterization of the Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta Alloy for Biomedical Applications. Part 1: Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Corrosion Resistance

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    Vladescu, A.; Braic, V.; Balaceanu, M.; Braic, M.; Parau, A. C.; Ivanescu, S.; Fanara, C.

    2013-08-01

    Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy was investigated as possible material candidate for replacing Ti6Al4V in medical applications. The alloy was prepared in a levitation melting furnace and characterized in terms of elemental and phase composition, microstructure, mechanical properties, and corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid and Fusayama Meyer artificial saliva solutions. The characteristics of the new alloy were compared to those of the Ti6Al4V alloy. The Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta system was found to posses of a polyhedral structure consisting in α' and β phases. X-ray structural analysis revealed a mixture of hexagonal α' martensite (main phase, with grain size of about 21 nm) and β bcc phase. The Ti-10Nb-10Zr-5Ta alloy exhibited some better mechanical properties (Young modulus, tensile properties) and corrosion resistance (polarization resistance, corrosion current density, and corrosion rate), as compared to Ti6Al4V alloy.

  16. Phase equilibria and solid solution relationships in the La 2O 3-TiO 2-ZrO 2 system

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    Škapin, S. D.; Kolar, D.; Suvorov, D.

    1999-07-01

    In the ternary La 2O 3-TiO 2-ZrO 2 system the subsolidus phase relations at 1350 °C were determined using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy end energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The collected results are presented in the form of a phase diagram. In the equilibrium state there are 7 ternary and 5 binary compatible subsystems. In the system TiO 2ss, ZrO 2ss, ZrTiO 4ss, La 2Zr 2O 7ss and La 2O 3ss solid solutions were confirmed and La 4Ti 9O 2ss and La 2Ti 2O 7ss solid solutions were identified. The addition of ZrO 2 does not stabilize the La 2/3TiO 3 perovskite compound, nor the addition of TiO 2 a highly temperature stable compound La 2/3ZrO 3.

  17. In vitro bioactivity and corrosion resistance of Zr incorporated TiO2 nanotube arrays for orthopaedic applications

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    Indira, K.; KamachiMudali, U.; Rajendran, N.

    2014-10-01

    The present investigation deals with the incorporation of zirconium (Zr) ions onto TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNT) by simple dip coating method for biomedical implants. The electrochemical behaviour of the specimens were studied with potentiodynamic polarization (Tafel plots) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), while surface analysis involved field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), attenuated total reflectance fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy, thin film x-ray diffraction (TF-XRD) and contact angle measurements. The FE-SEM morphology revealed that self-organised TNT was tightly arrayed with an average diameter of 110 ± 4 nm. The wall thickness and length of 15 ± 2 nm and 2.1 ± 0.3 μm respectively were developed by electrochemical anodization of titanium sheet in a mixture of ethylene glycol and NH4F electrolyte. The EDS, ATR-FTIR and TF-XRD studies were revealed the incorporation of Zr onto TNT specimens. Hydroxyapatite (HAp) was grown over Zr ions incorporated TNT (Zr-TNT) via in vitro immersion method. The HAp grown Zr-TNT exhibited higher bioactivity as well as enhanced corrosion resistance when compared to other specimen. Hence, Zr-TNT could be a viable material for the use as orthopaedic implant with good bioactivity and corrosion resistance.

  18. K-shell ionization cross section for Ti, Fe, Cu, Zr, and Ag

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    Benka, O.; Geretschlager, M.

    1981-04-01

    Absolute K-shell ionisation cross sections have been measured for thin targets of Ti, Fe, Cu, Zr and Ag for protons in the energy range 85-790 keV and for thin targets of Ti, Fe and Cu for He ions in the energy range 190-750 keV. In addition the relative variation of the cross sections with energy has been determined with high accuracy. The experimental values are compared to the perturbed stationary state approximation (CPSSR) and the semiclassical approximation (SCA). The CPSSR theory provides the best overall agreement with experimental cross sections. For higher scaled energies the CPSSR theory predicts the energy dependence of the cross sections very well but in the lower energy range it overpredicts the cross sections by as much as a factor of two and this overprediction seems to increase with Z/sub 2/ at a fixed scaled energy y. The SCA theory predicts slightly too large ionisation cross sections except for the lowest pounds values. The relative variation of the cross sections with energy is not well described in either energy range.

  19. Superconductivity in the ternary silicide TrIrSi (Tr = Ti, Zr, and Hf)

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    Kase, Naoki; Suzuki, Harufumi; Nakano, Tomohito; Takeda, Naoya

    2016-03-01

    We discover a new superconductor, TiIrSi at T c = 1.4 K, and reveal a superconducting state of TrIrSi (Tr = Ti, Zr, and Hf) by using dc magnetic susceptibility χ (T), electrical resistivity ρ (T), and specific heat C(T) measurements. Superconductivity of TrIrSi is confirmed in ρ (T) at T c = 1.4, 1.85, and 3.4 K, respectively. The electronic specific heat {C}{{e}}(T) of TrIrSi can be fitted with the theoretical BCS curve of the weak-coupling limit with {{Δ }}{C}{{e}}/γ {T}{{c}}= 1.43. Measurements in several magnetic fields suggest that TrIrSi is a type-II superconducting material with upper critical fields of {μ }0{H}{{c}2}(0) = 0.751, 0.618, and 2.23 T, respectively. The electron-phonon coupling constants {λ }{ep} are calculated to be 0.441, 0.464, and 0.545, which are consistent with the weak-coupling limit inferred from the specific jump. The T c of TrIrSi depends on {λ }{ep} and is inversely proportional to N({E}{{F}}).

  20. Domain structure of tetragonal Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 nanorods and its size dependence

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    Yamada, Tomoaki; Ito, Daisuke; Sakata, Osami; Kuroishi, Junki; Namazu, Takahiro; Imai, Yasuhiko; Shiraishi, Takahisa; Shimizu, Takao; Funakubo, Hiroshi; Yoshino, Masahito; Nagasaki, Takanori

    2015-10-01

    We fabricated {100} Pb(Zr0.35Ti0.65)O3 (PZT) nanorods by partly etching a film grown on a Nb-doped SrTiO3 substrate using a focused ion beam, followed by annealing to recover the etching damage and promote the formation of a stable domain structure in the form of nanorods. The application of synchrotron micro-X-ray diffraction enabled the detection of the diffraction intensity from a single nanorod, which allowed us to clarify the size dependence of the domain structure of the fabricated nanorods. We found that the a-domain fraction in the tetragonal PZT nanorods decreased with decreasing rod width and that an exclusively c-domain structure was formed in nanorods of ≤1 µm width. The preferred formation of the c-domain in these nanorods can be rationalized in terms of the large depolarizing field in the a-domain and/or the in-plane compressive strain near the PZT/substrate interface.

  1. Sol-gel route to synthesis of microporous ceramic membranes: Thermal stability of TiO[sub 2]-ZrO[sub 2] mixed oxides

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    Qunyin Xu; Anderson, M.A. . Water Chemistry Program)

    1993-08-01

    In this paper concerning the synthesis of microporous ceramic membranes, the authors focus on the preparation and thermal stability of unsupported microporous TiO[sub 2]-ZrO[sub 2] mixed-oxide membranes. It has been observed that, by adding up to 20% ZrO[sub 2] into TiO[sub 2] or up to 10% TiO[sub 2] into ZrO[sub 2], these microporous membranes display improved thermal stability. They can be fired up to 500 C for 0.5 h without closing micropores. However, membranes containing almost equal percentages of each component have lost microporous features and have low surface areas and low porosities. A phase diagram of a two-component TiO[sub 2]-ZrO[sub 2] mixed-oxide membrane has been prepared based on DTA and X-ray diffraction data in order to better understand the microstructure changes upon firing.

  2. Strong flux pinning enhancement in YBa2Cu3O7-x films by embedded BaZrO3 and BaTiO3 nanoparticles

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    Ding, Fa-Zhu; Gu, Hong-Wei; Zhang, Teng; Wang, Hong-Yan; Qu, Fei; Qiu, Qing-Quan; Dai, Shao-Tao; Peng, Xing-Yu

    2013-07-01

    YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO) films with embedded BaZrO3 and BaTiO3 nanoparticles were fabricated by metalorganic deposition using trifluoroacetates (TFA-MOD). Both X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy revealed that these BaZrO3 and BaTiO3 nanoparticles had random orientations and were distributed stochastically in the YBCO matrix. The unique combined microstructure enhances the critical current density (Jc) of the BaZrO3/BaTiO3 doped-YBCO films, while keeping the critical transition temperature (Tc) close to that in the pure YBCO films. These results indicate that BaZrO3 and BaTiO3 nanoparticles provide strong flux pinning in YBCO films.

  3. Optical and structural properties of sol gel made Ce/Ti/Zr mixed oxide thin films as transparent counter electrode for electrochromic devices

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    Ghodsi, F. E.; Tepehan, F. Z.; Tepehan, G. G.

    2008-09-01

    Ce/Ti/Zr mixed oxide thin films were prepared using sol-gel process with mole ratios from 45/5 to 5/45 of Ti/Zr and 50 of Ce and deposited by dip coating technique. Optical, electrochromic, and structural properties of such films were investigated. The thickness, refractive index, and extinction coefficient of the films were calculated through transmission and reflection measurement by an nkd spectrophotometer. The surface morphology and structural behaviors of the films were characterized by atomic force microscopy and X-ray diffraction. Cyclic voltammetry measurements also were used to study electrochromic properties of these films. The best counter electrode Ce/Ti/Zr oxide thin film is achieved for the sample with a mole ratio of 40/10 of Ti/Zr. The ratio between anodic and cathodic charge is about 0.95 for this sample with a surface roughness of 1.8 nm.

  4. First principles investigations of structural, elastic, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of { Ba,Sr,Pb } TiO3, { Ba,Sr,Pb } ZrO3 and { Ba,Sr,Pb } { Zr,Ti } O3 ceramics

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    Akgenc, Berna; Tasseven, Cetin; Cagin, Tahir

    2015-03-01

    We use first-principle density-functional study of structural, anisotropic mechanical, dielectric and piezoelectric properties of {Ba,Sr,Pb}TiO3, {Ba,Sr,Pb}ZrO3 and {Ba,Sr,Pb}{Zr,Ti}O3 alloys in cubic perovskite structures at zero temperature. Because there is significant interest in finding new piezoelectrics that do not contain toxic elements such as lead. In this study, we compare piezoelectric response of those alloys to synthesize outstanding piezoelectric materials. In perovskite structures, the spontaneous polarization is due to enormous values of Born effective charges computed by linear response within density functional perturbation theory, which are much larger than predicted nominal charge. We deeply investigated the effects of composition, order and site defects structure on piezoelectric constants.

  5. Phenomenological thermodynamic potentials for bulk and thin-film Ba (Zr0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 single crystals

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    Peng, J. L.; Li, Q.; Shan, D. L.; Pan, K.; Yu, G. S.; Liu, Y. Y.

    2016-05-01

    Phenomenological thermodynamic analysis is an important theoretical investigation method for ferroelectric materials, however, it cannot be implemented for Ba ( Zr x Ti 1 - x ) O 3 due to the lack of thermodynamic potential coefficients. In this paper, we have constructed a phenomenological thermodynamic potential for bulk Ba ( Zr 0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 single crystals, which reproduces the three phase transition temperatures, dielectric and piezoelectric constants of bulk Ba ( Zr 0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 single crystals well, suggesting that the constructed thermodynamic potential is reliable. Then the thermodynamic potential with appropriate modification is applied to predict misfit strain-temperature phase diagram and electromechanical properties of Ba ( Zr 0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 thin films. It is found that compressive strain favors the tetragonal c phase with an out-of-plane polarization component, while tensile misfit strain favors orthorhombic aa phase with an in-plane polarization component. It also reveals that Ba ( Zr 0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 thin films under appropriate compressive strain show higher piezoelectric coefficient d15 than that of their bulk counterpart. The constructed thermodynamic potential opens a new avenue to theoretical analysis on Ba ( Zr 0.08 Ti 0.92 ) O 3 .

  6. Oriented and ordered mesoporous ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers with well-organized linear and spring structure

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    Zhu, Luyi; Liu, Benxue; Qin, Weiwei; Liu, Hongjing; Lin, Xuejun; Cai, Ningning; Wang, Xinqiang; Xu, Dong

    2015-08-15

    Graphical abstract: The ultra-stable order mesoporous ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers with well-organized linear and spring structure and large surface area under higher temperatures were prepared by a simple EISA process. - Highlights: • The ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers were prepared by EISA process combined with steam heat-treatment. • The mesoporous ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers have well-organized linear and spring structure. • The fibers were composed of oval rod nanocrystals of ZrTiO{sub 4}. - Abstract: The ultra-stable order mesoporous ZrO{sub 2}/TiO{sub 2} fibers with well-organized linear and spring structure and large surface areas under higher temperatures were prepared by a (simple evaporation-induced assembly) EISA process. The preparation, microstructures and formation processes were characterized by Fourier transformation infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and N{sub 2} adsorption–absorption measurements. The fibers take on pinstripe configuration which is very orderly along or perpendicular to the axial direction of the fibers. The diameters of the pinstripe are in the region of 200–400 nm and arranges regularly, which are composed of oval rod nanocrystals of ZrTiO{sub 4}.

  7. Formation of Fe-Nb-X (X=Zr, Ti) amorphous alloys from pure metal elements by mechanical alloying

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    Xiao, Zhiyu; Tang, Cuiyong; Leo Ngai, Tungwai; Yang, Chao; Li, Yuanyuan

    2012-01-01

    Fe-based amorphous powders of Fe 56Nb 6Zr 38 and Fe 60Nb 6Ti 34 based on binary eutectic were prepared by mechanical alloying starting from mixtures of pure metal powders. The amorphization behavior and thermal stability were examined by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry. Results show that Fe 56Nb 6Zr 38 alloy has a better glass forming ability and a relatively lower thermal stability comparing with Fe 60Nb 6Ti 34 alloy. The prepared amorphous powders have homogeneous element distribution and no obvious contaminants coming from mechanical alloying. The synthesized amorphous powders offer the potential for consolidation to full density with desirable mechanical properties through the powder metallurgy methods.

  8. Metastable phase transformation and hcp-ω transformation pathways in Ti and Zr under high hydrostatic pressures

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    Gao, Lei; Ding, Xiangdong; Lookman, Turab; Sun, Jun; Salje, E. K. H.

    2016-07-01

    The energy landscape of Zr at high hydrostatic pressure suggests that its transformation behavior is strongly pressure dependent. This is in contrast to the known transition mechanism in Ti, which is essentially independent of hydrostatic pressure. Generalized solid-state nudged elastic band calculations at constant pressure shows that α-Zr transforms like Ti only at the lowest pressure inside the stability field of ω-phase. Different pathways apply at higher pressures where the energy landscape contains several high barriers so that metastable states are expected, including the appearance of a transient bcc phase at ca. 23 GPa. The global driving force for the hcp-ω transition increases strongly with increasing pressure and reaches 23.7 meV/atom at 23 GPa. Much of this energy relates to the excess volume of the hcp phase compared with its ω phase.

  9. Deposition And Characterization of (Ti,Zr)N Thin Films Grown Through PAPVD By The Pulsed Arc Technique

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    Marulanda, D. M.; Trujillo, O.; Devia, A.

    2006-12-04

    The Plasma Assisted Physic Vapor Deposition (PAPVD) by the pulsed arc technique has been used for deposition of Titanium Zirconium Nitride (Ti,Zr)N coatings, using a segmented target of TiZr. The deposition was performed in a vacuum chamber with two faced electrodes (target and substrate) using nitrogen as working gas, and a power-controlled source used to produce the arc discharges. Films were deposited on stainless steel 304, and they were characterized using the X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Energy Dispersion Spectroscopy (EDS) and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) techniques. The XRD patterns show different planes in which the film grows. Through SPM, using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Lateral Force Microscopy (LFM) modes, a nanotribologic study of the thin film was made, determining hardness and friction coefficient.

  10. Electrochemical formation of self-organized anodic nanotube coating on Ti-28Zr-8Nb biomedical alloy surface.

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    Feng, X J; Macak, J M; Albu, S P; Schmuki, P

    2008-03-01

    In recent years, Ti-Zr-Nb alloys have become increasingly attractive as biomedical implant materials. In the present communication, we report the formation of self-organized nanotube oxide layers on a Ti-28Zr-8Nb biomedical alloy surface in 1M (NH4)2SO4 containing 0.25M NH4F. The morphology of the nanotube layers (the diameter and the length) is affected by the electrochemical conditions used (applied potential and time). Under specific conditions oxide layers consisting of highly ordered nanotubes with a wide range of diameters and lengths can be formed, varying, respectively, from approx. 50 to 300nm and from approx. 500nm to 22microm. The present results are highly promising for this biomedical alloy, as the large surface area and the tunable nanoscale geometry of the surface oxide provide novel pathways for the interaction of the materials with biorelevant species, such as cells and proteins. PMID:17923448

  11. 84 MeV C-ions irradiation effects on Zr-45Ti-5Al-3V alloy

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    Wang, Weipeng; Li, Zhengcao; Zhang, Zhengjun; Zhang, Chonghong

    2014-09-01

    Newly developed Zr-45Ti-5Al-3V alloy were irradiated by 84 MeV carbon ions with doses of 4 * 1015 ions/cm2 and 12 * 1015 ions/cm2, respectively. XRD, SEM, TEM, SAD and tensile tests were performed to study the microstructural evolution and mechanical properties modification upon high energy carbon ion irradiation. XRD patterns show no phase change while the diffraction peak position and intensity vary with irradiation doses. Tensile tests verify monotonic change of alloy strengths and elongations upon irradiation. Microstructure observations of the irradiated samples reveal the irradiation-induced precipitation of (Zr,Ti)3C2, which was believed contributing to the alloy hardening. Superlattice was discovered by the SAD patterns of original and irradiated samples and the high energy C-ions implantation was demonstrated to promote the disorder-order transition by introducing lattice defects.

  12. Studies of thin films of Ti- Zr -V as non-evaporable getter films prepared by RF sputtering

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    Gupta, Nidhi; Jagannath,; Sharma, R. K.; Gadkari, S. C.; Muthe, K. P.; Mukundhan, R.; Gupta, S. K.

    2013-02-05

    Non-Evaporable Getter (NEG) films of the Ti-Zr-V prepared on stainless steel substrates by Radio Frequency sputtering. To observe its getter behavior at the lowest activation temperature, the sample is heated continuously at different temperatures (100 Degree-Sign C, 150 Degree-Sign C, 200 Degree-Sign C and 250 Degree-Sign C) for 2 hours. The changes of the surface chemical composition at different temperaturesare analyzed by using XPS and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) techniques. The volume elemental composition of the film has been measured by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The in-situ XPS measurements of the activated getter films show the disappearance of the superficial oxide layer through the variation in the oxygen stoichiometry during thermal activation. Results of these studies show that the deposited films of Ti-Zr-V could be used as NEG to produce extreme high vacuum.

  13. A Continuing Story on the Secondary Electron Yield Measurements of TiN Coating and TiZrV Getter Film

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    Le Pimpec, F.

    2004-06-07

    In the beam pipe of the positron Main Damping Ring (MDR) of the Next Linear Collider (NLC), ionization of residual gases and secondary electron emission will give rise to an electron cloud which can cause the loss of the circulating beam. One path to avoid the electron cloud is to ensure that the vacuum wall has low secondary emission yield and, therefore, we need to know the secondary emission yield (SEY) for candidate wall coatings. We report on the ongoing SEY measurements at SLAC on titanium nitride (TiN) and titanium-zirconium-vanadium (TiZrV) thin sputter-deposited films, as well as their effects on simulations.

  14. Highly transparent and flexible bio-based polyimide/TiO2 and ZrO2 hybrid films with tunable refractive index, Abbe number, and memory properties

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    Huang, Tzu-Tien; Tsai, Chia-Liang; Tateyama, Seiji; Kaneko, Tatsuo; Liou, Guey-Sheng

    2016-06-01

    The novel bio-based polyimide (4ATA-PI) and the corresponding PI hybrids of TiO2 or ZrO2 with excellent optical properties and thermal stability have been prepared successfully. The highly transparent 4ATA-PI containing carboxylic acid groups in the backbone could provide reaction sites for organic-inorganic bonding to obtain homogeneous hybrid films. These PI hybrid films showed a tunable refractive index (1.60-1.81 for 4ATA-PI/TiO2 and 1.60-1.80 for 4ATA-PI/ZrO2), and the 4ATA-PI/ZrO2 hybrid films revealed a higher optical transparency and Abbe's number than those of the 4ATA-PI/TiO2 system due to a larger band gap of ZrO2. By introducing TiO2 and ZrO2 as the electron acceptor into the 4ATA-PI system, the hybrid materials have a lower LUMO energy level which could facilitate and stabilize the charge transfer complex. Therefore, memory devices derived from these PI hybrid films exhibited tunable memory properties from DRAM, SRAM, to WORM with a different TiO2 or ZrO2 content from 0 wt% to 50 wt% with a high ON/OFF ratio (108). In addition, the different energy levels of TiO2 and ZrO2 revealed specifically unique memory characteristics, implying the potential application of the prepared 4ATA-PI/TiO2 and 4ATA-PI/ZrO2 hybrid films in highly transparent memory devices.The novel bio-based polyimide (4ATA-PI) and the corresponding PI hybrids of TiO2 or ZrO2 with excellent optical properties and thermal stability have been prepared successfully. The highly transparent 4ATA-PI containing carboxylic acid groups in the backbone could provide reaction sites for organic-inorganic bonding to obtain homogeneous hybrid films. These PI hybrid films showed a tunable refractive index (1.60-1.81 for 4ATA-PI/TiO2 and 1.60-1.80 for 4ATA-PI/ZrO2), and the 4ATA-PI/ZrO2 hybrid films revealed a higher optical transparency and Abbe's number than those of the 4ATA-PI/TiO2 system due to a larger band gap of ZrO2. By introducing TiO2 and ZrO2 as the electron acceptor into the 4ATA-PI system

  15. Osteogenic differentiation of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells on nanostructured Ti6Al4V and Ti13Nb13Zr

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    Marini, Francesca; Luzi, Ettore; Fabbri, Sergio; Ciuffi, Simone; Sorace, Sabina; Tognarini, Isabella; Galli, Gianna; Zonefrati, Roberto; Sbaiz, Fausto; Brandi, Maria Luisa

    2015-01-01

    Summary Bone tissue engineering and nanotechnology enable the design of suitable substitutes to restore and maintain the function of human bone tissues in complex fractures and other large skeletal defects. Long-term stability and functionality of prostheses depend on integration between bone cells and biocompatible implants. Human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hAMSCs) have been shown to possess the same ability to differentiate into osteoblasts and to produce bone matrix of classical bone marrow derived stem cells (BMMSCs). Ti6A14V and Ti13Nb13Zr are two different biocompatible titanium alloys suitable for medical bone transplantation. Preliminary results from our Research Group demonstrated that smooth Ti6Al4V surfaces exhibit an osteoconductive action on hAMSCs, granting their differentiation into functional osteoblasts and sustaining bone matrix synthesis and calcification. The purpose of this study is to assay the ability of nanostructured Ti6Al4V and Ti13Nb13Zr alloys to preserve the growth and adhesion of hAMSCs and, mostly, to sustain and maintain their osteogenic differentiation and osteoblast activity. The overall results showed that both nanostructured titanium alloys are capable of sustaining cell adhesion and proliferation, to promote their differentiation into osteoblast lineage, and to support the activity of mature osteoblasts in terms of calcium deposition and bone extracellular matrix protein production. PMID:26811701

  16. Site preference of ternary alloying additions to NiTi: Fe, Pt, Pd, Au, Al, Cu, Zr and Hf

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    Bozzolo, Guillermo; Noebe, Ronald D.; Mosca, Hugo O.

    2004-01-01

    Atomistic modeling of the site substitution behavior of Pd in NiTi (J. Alloys and Comp. (2004), in press) has been extended to examine the behavior of several other alloying additions, namely, Fe, Pt, Au, Al, Cu, Zr and Hf in this important shape memory alloy. It was found that all elements, to a varying degree, displayed absolute preference for available sites in the deficient sublattice. How- ever, the energetics of the different substitutional schemes, coupled with large scale simulations indicate that the general trend in all cases is for the ternary addition to want to form stronger ordered structures with Ti.

  17. An experimental study on the mixing behavior of Ti, Zr, V and Mo in the Elbe, Rhine and Weser estuaries

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    Schneider, Alexandre B.; Koschinsky, Andrea; Kiprotich, Joseph; Poehle, Sandra; do Nascimento, Paulo C.

    2016-03-01

    Estuaries are important interfaces between land and ocean, in which the input of trace metals into the ocean via the rivers is often significantly modified along the mixing gradient between freshwater and seawater. In the present study we have carried out mixing experiments using river water from the Rhine, the Elbe and the Weser and seawater from the North Sea with the aim of gaining more insights into the behavior of titanium (Ti), zirconium (Zr), vanadium (V) and molybdenum (Mo) and their distribution between dissolved and particulate forms during mixing in the estuaries. Little is known about the modification of their concentrations in estuaries and these metals increasingly enter the rivers and the ocean due to their application as so-called high-tech metals in industrial activities. Such laboratory experiments at controlled conditions allow the systematic investigation of chemical changes related to the mixing ratios, independent of further influence factors occurring in natural systems. Adsorptive stripping voltammetry was used for the analytical determination of the four metals. Although our data largely confirmed a strong particle-reactive behavior of Ti and Zr and a mostly conservative behavior of Mo, our mixing experiments revealed partial deviation from this behavior. Vanadium mostly does not follow a strict conservative mixing trend but shows both small ad- and desorption effects along the salinity transect. Also Mo shows some deviations from conservative mixing at mid-salinities. The enrichment of dissolved Ti and Zr at about 50:50 river: seawater mixtures agrees with recently published data of similar field studies and appears to be a systematic effect possibly related to charge transitions on particle surfaces or change of the dissolved metal speciation. The observed effects partly differed in experiments with filtered and non-filtered river water samples, especially for Ti and Zr, highlighting the role of riverine particulate matter for the

  18. The nature of magnetoelectric coupling in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 -Pb(Fe,Ta)O3.

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    Evans, Donald M; Alexe, Marin; Schilling, Alina; Kumar, Ashok; Sanchez, Dilsom; Ortega, Nora; Katiyar, Ram S; Scott, James F; Gregg, J Marty

    2015-10-21

    The coupling between magnetization and polarization in a room temperature multiferroic (Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 -Pb(Fe,Ta)O3 ) is explored by monitoring the changes in capacitance that occur when a magnetic field is applied in each of three orthogonal directions. Magnetocapacitance effects, consistent with P(2) M(2) coupling, are strongest when fields are applied in the plane of the single crystal sheet investigated. PMID:26351267

  19. Highly transparent and flexible bio-based polyimide/TiO2 and ZrO2 hybrid films with tunable refractive index, Abbe number, and memory properties.

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    Huang, Tzu-Tien; Tsai, Chia-Liang; Tateyama, Seiji; Kaneko, Tatsuo; Liou, Guey-Sheng

    2016-07-01

    The novel bio-based polyimide (4ATA-PI) and the corresponding PI hybrids of TiO2 or ZrO2 with excellent optical properties and thermal stability have been prepared successfully. The highly transparent 4ATA-PI containing carboxylic acid groups in the backbone could provide reaction sites for organic-inorganic bonding to obtain homogeneous hybrid films. These PI hybrid films showed a tunable refractive index (1.60-1.81 for 4ATA-PI/TiO2 and 1.60-1.80 for 4ATA-PI/ZrO2), and the 4ATA-PI/ZrO2 hybrid films revealed a higher optical transparency and Abbe's number than those of the 4ATA-PI/TiO2 system due to a larger band gap of ZrO2. By introducing TiO2 and ZrO2 as the electron acceptor into the 4ATA-PI system, the hybrid materials have a lower LUMO energy level which could facilitate and stabilize the charge transfer complex. Therefore, memory devices derived from these PI hybrid films exhibited tunable memory properties from DRAM, SRAM, to WORM with a different TiO2 or ZrO2 content from 0 wt% to 50 wt% with a high ON/OFF ratio (10(8)). In addition, the different energy levels of TiO2 and ZrO2 revealed specifically unique memory characteristics, implying the potential application of the prepared 4ATA-PI/TiO2 and 4ATA-PI/ZrO2 hybrid films in highly transparent memory devices. PMID:27297905

  20. Improving the electrochemical properties of Al, Zr Co-doped Li4Ti5O12 as a lithium-ion battery anode material

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    Park, Jung Soo; Baek, Seong-Ho; Park, Yiseul; Kim, Jae Hyun

    2014-05-01

    Li4Ti5O12 and Al3+, Zr4+ co-doped Li(4- x/3)Al x Ti(5-5 x/3)Zr x O12 ( x = 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2) were synthesized at 950 °C via a solid state reaction by using rutile TiO2, Li2 CO3, and Al2O3 as precursors for the anode material of a lithium-ion battery. The average particle sizes of Li(4- x/3)Al x Ti(5-5 x/3)Zr x O12 ( x = 0, 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2) range from 700 to 1200 nm. The particle sizes of pure Li4Ti5O12 and Al3+, Zr4+ co-doped Li4Ti5O12 were not obviously different, but did result in a shift in the (111) peak in X-ray diffraction. Li(4- x/3)Al x Ti(5-5 x/3)Zr x O12 ( x = 0.01) exhibits an excellent rate capability with a reversible capacity of 127.7 mAh/g at a 5 C-rate and even 113.1 mAh/g at a 10 C-rate. The capacity retention was improved remarkably compared to that for an undoped anode when discharged at a high C- rate.

  1. Influence of polyetheretherketone coatings on the Ti-13Nb-13Zr titanium alloy's bio-tribological properties and corrosion resistance.

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    Sak, Anita; Moskalewicz, Tomasz; Zimowski, Sławomir; Cieniek, Łukasz; Dubiel, Beata; Radziszewska, Agnieszka; Kot, Marcin; Łukaszczyk, Alicja

    2016-06-01

    Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) coatings of 70-90μm thick were electrophoretically deposited from a suspension of PEEK powder in ethanol on near-β Ti-13Nb-13Zr titanium alloy. In order to produce good quality coatings, the composition of the suspension (pH) and optimized deposition parameters (applied voltage and time) were experimentally selected. The as-deposited coatings exhibited the uniform distribution of PEEK powders on the substrate. The subsequent annealing at a temperature above the PEEK melting point enabled homogeneous, semi-crystalline coatings with spherulitic morphology to be produced. A micro-scratch test showed that the coatings exhibited very good adhesion to the titanium alloy substrate. Coating delamination was not observed even up to a maximal load of 30N. The PEEK coatings significantly improved the tribological properties of the Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy. The coefficient of friction was reduced from 0.55 for an uncoated alloy to 0.40 and 0.12 for a coated alloy in a dry sliding and sliding in Ringer's solution, respectively. The PEEK coatings exhibited excellent wear resistance in both contact conditions. Their wear rate was more than 200 times smaller compared with the wear rate of the uncoated Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy. The obtained results indicate that electrophoretically deposited PEEK coatings on the near-β titanium alloy exhibit very useful properties for their prospective tribological applications in medicine. PMID:27040195

  2. Improving iron-enriched basalt with additions of ZrO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2}

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    Reimann, G.A.; Kong, P.C.

    1993-06-01

    The iron-enriched basalt (IEB) waste form, developed at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory a decade ago, was modified to IEB4 by adding sufficient ZrO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2} to develop crystals of zirconolite upon cooling, in addition to the crystals that normally form in a cooling basalt. Zirconolite (CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7}) is an extremely leach-resistant mineral with a strong affinity for actinides. Zirconolite crystals containing uranium and thorium have been found that have endured more than 2 billion years of natural processes. On this basis, zirconolite was considered to be an ideal host crystal for the actinides contained in transuranic (TRU)-contaminated wastes. Crystals of zirconolite were developed in laboratory melts of IEB4 that contained 5% each of ZrO{sub 2} and TiO{sub 2} and that were slow-cooled in the 1200--1000{degrees}C range. When actinide surrogates were added to IEB4, these oxides were incorporated into the crystals of zirconolite rather than precipitating in the residual glass phase. Zirconolite crystals developed in IEB4 should stabilize and immobilize the dilute TRUs in heterogeneous, buried low-level wastes as effectively as this same phase does in the various formulations of Synroc used for the more concentrated TRUs encountered in high-level wastes. Synroc requires hot-pressing equipment, while IEB4 precipitates zirconolite from a cooling basaltic melt.

  3. Physics of nanostructures at]radiation resistance of high-entropy nanostructured (Ti, Hf, Zr, V, Nb)N coatings

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    Komarov, F. F.; Pogrebnyak, A. D.; Konstantinov, S. V.

    2015-10-01

    The influence of high-fluence ion irradiation of nanostructured (Ti, Hf, Zr, V, Nb)N coatings is revealed for the first time. The energy of irradiating helium ions is equal to 500 keV, and their fluence falls into the interval 5 × 1016-3 × 1017 ions/cm2. The performance of the coatings in a nuclear reactor is simulated by conducting post-irradiation thermal annealing at 773 K for 15 min. The elemental composition, structure, morphology, and strength properties of the (Ti, Hf, Zr, V, Nb)N coatings are studied before and after irradiation. No considerable structural and phase modifications in the coatings are found after irradiation, except for the fact that crystallites in the coatings drastically reduce in size to less than 10 nm. Nor does the atomic composition of the coatings change. It is shown that the microhardness of the coatings depends on the fluence of irradiating ions nonlinearly. It can be argued that the (Ti, Hf, Zr, V, Nb)N coatings are radiationresistant and hence promising for claddings of fuel elements in nuclear reactors.

  4. Large irreversible non-180° domain switching after poling treatment in Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 films

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    Ehara, Yoshitaka; Yasui, Shintaro; Oikawa, Takahiro; Shiraishi, Takahisa; Oshima, Naoya; Yamada, Tomoaki; Imai, Yasuhiko; Sakata, Osami; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2016-05-01

    (11 1 ¯ )/(111)-oriented rhombohedral Pb(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 films with different domain fractions were epitaxially grown on various single crystals. The volume fraction of (111)-polar-axis oriented domains in as-deposited films, Vpol.(as-depo.), was controlled by selecting a single crystal substrate with a different thermal expansion coefficient. Applying an electric field, referred to as "poling treatment", resulted in irreversible non-180° domain switching from the (11 1 ¯ )-oriented domain (non-polar-axis) to the (111)-oriented domain (polar-axis), which was observed by synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Remanent polarization (Pr) values were higher than those estimated using the proportional relationship with Vpol.(as-depo.). However, the experimental Pr values were in good agreement with the values estimated using the volume fraction of (111)-oriented domains after applying the poling treatment. In rhombohedral Pb(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 films, 30%-50% of the (11 1 ¯ )-oriented domains switched irreversibly to (111)-oriented domains as a result of the poling treatment. The present results show that the domain structures of films may change dramatically after the poling process, and both before and after the poling state should be characterized in order to interpret polarization and piezoelectric behaviors. This study helps to clarify the ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 films after poling treatment.

  5. Phase equilibria and elements partitioning in zirconolite-rich region of Ca-Zr-Ti-Al-Gd-Si-O system

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    Knyazev, O.A.; Stefanovsky, S.V.; Ioudintsev, S.V.; Nikonov, B.S.; Omelianenko, B.I.; Mokhov, A.V.; Yakushev, A.I.

    1997-12-31

    Zirconolite-rich ceramics were produced by the cold crucible melting technique in an air atmosphere, at 1550 {+-} 50 C and 1 atm. Four samples with overall composition (in wt.%): 4.9-14.3 CaO; 19.0-41.3 ZrO{sub 2}; 24.1-42.6 TiO{sub 2}; 1.3-11.3 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}; 6.8-30.0 Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}; and 1.1-8.5 SiO{sub 2} have been studied. Total phases in the ceramics consist of major zirconolite and minor rutile, perovskite, zirconia, aluminium titanate, and glass. The Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} content in zirconolite reaches up to 31.4 wt.% corresponding to the formula: (Ca{sub 0.4},Gd{sub 0.7})Zr{sub 1.0}(Ti{sub 1.4},Al{sub 0.5})O{sub 7.0}. The data on the phase composition agree well with coupled Gd incorporation into the mineral structure: Ca(II) + Ti(IV) = Gd(III) + Al(III), and 2Gd(III) = Ca(II) + Zr(IV). The highest Gd contents observed in the other phases are 25.4% for zirconia, 12.6% in glass, 8.8% in perovskite, and 1.4% for rutile. The rest of the elements` distribution in the samples are analyzed.

  6. Effect of structural evolution on mechanical properties of ZrO2 coated Ti-6Al-7Nb-biomedical application

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    Zalnezhad, E.

    2016-05-01

    Zirconia (ZrO2) nanotube arrays were fabricated by anodizing pure zirconium (Zr) coated Ti-6Al-7Nb in fluoride/glycerol electrolyte at a constant potential of 60 V for different times. Zr was deposited atop Ti-6Al-7Nb via a physical vapor deposition magnetron sputtering (PVDMS) technique. Structural investigations of coating were performed utilizing X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) were used to characterize the morphology and microstructure of coatings. Unannealed ZrO2 nanotube arrays were amorphous. Monoclinic and tetragonal ZrO2 appeared when the coated substrates were heat treated at 450 °C and 650 °C, while monoclinic ZrO2 was found at 850 °C and 900 °C. Mechanical properties, including nanohardness and modulus of elasticity, were evaluated at different annealing temperatures using a nanoindentation test. The nanoindentation results show that the nanohardness and modulus of elasticity for Ti-6AL-7Nb increased by annealing ZrO2 coated substrate at 450 °C. The nanohardness and modulus of elasticity for coated substrate decreased with annealing temperatures of 650, 850, and 900 °C. At an annealing temperature of 900 °C, cracks in the ZrO2 thin film coating occurred. The highest nanohardness and elastic modulus values of 6.34 and 218 GPa were achieved at an annealing temperature of 450 °C.

  7. Temperature driven nano-domain evolution in lead-free Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-50(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 piezoceramics

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    Lu, Shengbo; Xu, Zhengkui; Su, Shi; Zuo, Ruzhong

    2014-07-01

    Hierarchical micro- and nanoscale domain structures in Pb-free Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-50(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 piezoceramics were investigated by transmission electron microscopy. In situ heating and cooling studies of domain structure evolution reveal an irreversible domain transformation from a wedge-shaped rhombohedral nanodomain structure to a lamellar tetragonal domain structure, which could be associated with strong piezoelectricity in Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-50(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 piezoceramics.

  8. Surface characterization of Zr/Ti/Nb tri-layered films deposited by magnetron sputtering on Si(111) and stainless steel substrates

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    Tallarico, Denise A.; Gobbi, Angelo L.; Filho, Pedro I. Paulin; Galtayries, Anouk; Nascente, Pedro A. P.

    2012-09-15

    Among metallic materials, commercially pure titanium and titanium alloys are very often used as biomaterials for implants. Among these alloys, titanium-aluminum-vanadium alloy Ti-6 A-4 V is one of the most commonly used due to its excellent biocompatibility and ability to allow bone-implant integration. A new class of Ti alloys employs Zr for solid-solution hardening and Nb as {beta}-phase stabilizer. Metals such as Ti, Nb, and Zr-known as valve metals-usually have their surfaces covered by a thin oxide film that forms spontaneously in air. This oxide film constitutes a barrier between the metal and the medium. The Ti-Nb-Zr alloys have mechanical and corrosion resistance characteristics which make them suitable for use as implants. Tri-layered films of Ti-Nb-Zr were deposited on both Si(111) and stainless steel (SS) substrates using dc magnetron sputtering equipment, under an argon atmosphere according to the following methodology: a 100 nm thick layer of Nb was deposited on the substrate, followed by a 200 nm thick layer of Ti, and finally a 50 nm thick layer of Zr, on top of the multilayer stack. The morphology and chemical composition of the films were analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). AFM images showed that the Zr/Ti/Nb tri-layer films presented nanostructured grains and low roughness. The ToF-SIMS depth profiles confirmed the formation of a three-layered film on Si(111) with well-defined and sharp interfaces between the layers, while the deposition on the stainless steel substrate caused slight intermixing at the different alloy/Nb, Nb/Ti and Ti/Zr interfaces, reflecting the greater roughness of the raw substrate. The XPS results for the Zr/Ti/Nb layers deposited on Si(111) and SS confirmed that the outermost layer consisted of Zr only, with a predominance of ZrO{sub 2}, as the metal layer is passivated in air. An oxidation treatment of 1000 Degree

  9. Comparative characteristics of the mineralogical composition of Ti-Zr potential placer district

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    Ovchinnikova, Mary

    2016-04-01

    Russia has a great off-balance reserves of TiO2 and it is ranked fourth in the world after Ukraine, China and Australia. Inferred resources are also very significant. But today Russia produces titanium products only from imported raw materials. Exploration of Ti-raw material is carried out in Russia only as passing on comprehensive deposits. As a result of work conducted in 1959, Stavropolsky elevation was discovered Stavropolsky Ti-Zr alluvial basin. The same mineralogical composition has Ti-Zr Ergeninsky potential alluvial district, which is located north-eastern of Stavropolsky littoral basin. Administratively, Ergeninsky area, basically, covers territory of Kalmikia, and partially Rostovsky and Volgogradsky area. In terms of tectonics, it occupies an area of the junction of the East European platform and Karpinsky Ridge. Alluvial basin holds really magnificent range. There are two hypotheses as to where was the demolition of ore sand. According to the first demolition of the original ore material was from crumbling crystalline rocks southern East European platform. The second hypothesis links the formation of these placers due to the erosion of crystalline basement rocks of the Greater Caucasus, which is explained by the fact of the existence of the Sarmatian paleo sea. There are two productive horizons on the territory of Ergeninsky potential placer district. First - the lower productive horizon it has a capacity of 1.5 to 6.3 m and the total content of titanium and zirconium minerals 12 to 66 kg m³. Second - upper productive horizon. 1.5 to 4.3 m and the total content of titanium and zirconium minerals from 21 to 50 kg m³. Earlier in the study of the area, only samples from the upper productive horizon were considered. At the beginning petrophysical analysis of all available samples, was conducted. Before you choose a basic test, each of the 26 studied several petrophysical properties: 1. Magnetic susceptibility (κ, 10-5 units. C) 2. The density (d, g / cm

  10. Role of Hf on Phase Formation in Ti45Zr(38-x)Hf(x)Ni17 Liquids and Solids

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    Wessels, V.; Sahu, K. K.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Huett, V. T.; Canepari, S.; Goldman, A. I.; Hyers, R. W.; Kramer, M. J.; Rogers, J. R.; Kelton, K. F.; Robinson, D.

    2008-01-01

    Hafnium and zirconium are very similar, with almost identical sizes and chemical bonding characteristics. However, they behave differently when alloyed with Ti and Ni. A sharp phase formation boundary near 18-21 at.% Hf is observed in rapidly-quenched and as-cast Ti45Zr38-xHfxNi17 alloys. Rapidly-quenched samples that contain less than 18 at.% Hf form the icosahedral quasicrystal phase, whiles samples containing more than 21 at.% form the 3/2 rational approximant phase. In cast alloys, a C14 structure is observed for alloys with Hf lower than the boundary concentration, while a large-cell (11.93 ) FCC Ti2Ni-type structure is found in alloys with Hf concentrations above the boundary. To better understand the role of Hf on phase formation, the structural evolution with supercooling and the solidification behavior of liquid Ti45Zr38-xHfxNi17 alloys (x=0, 12, 18, 21, 38) were studied using the Beamline Electrostatic Levitation (BESL) technique using 125keV x-rays on the 6ID-D beamline at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. For all liquids primary crystallization was to a BCC solid solution phase; interestly, an increase in Hf concentration leads to a decrease in the BCC lattice parameter in spite of the chemical similarity between Zr and Hf. A Reitveld analysis confirmed that as in the cast alloys, the secondary phase that formed was the C14 below the phase formation boundary and a Ti2Ni-type structure at higher Hf concentrations. Both the liquidus temperature and the reduced undercooling change sharply on traversing the phase formation boundary concentration, suggesting a change in the liquid structure. Structural information from a Honeycutt-Anderson index analysis of reverse Monte Carlo fits to the S(q) liquid data will be presented to address this issue.

  11. Efficiency enhancement of dye-sensitized solar cells by use of ZrO2-doped TiO2 nanofibers photoanode.

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    Mohamed, Ibrahim M A; Dao, Van-Duong; Barakat, Nasser A M; Yasin, Ahmed S; Yousef, Ahmed; Choi, Ho-Suk

    2016-08-15

    Due to the good stability and convenient optical properties, TiO2 nanostructures still the prominent photoanode materials in the Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs). However, the well-known low bandgap energy and weak adsorption affinity for the dye distinctly constrain the wide application. This work discusses the impact of Zr-doping and nanofibrous morphology on the performance and physicochemical properties of TiO2. Zr-doped TiO2 nanofibers (NFs), with various zirconia content (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2wt%) were prepared by calcination of electrospun mats composed of polyvinyl acetate, titanium isopropoxyl and zirconium n-propoxyl. For all formulations, the results have shown that the prepared materials are continuous, randomly oriented, and good morphology nanofibers. The average diameter decreased from 353.85nm to 210.78nm after calcination without a considerable influence on the nanofibrous structure regardless the zirconia content. XRD result shows that there is no Rutile nor Brookite phases in the obtained material and the average crystallite size of the sample is affected by the presence of Zr-doping and changed from 23.01nm to 37.63nm for TiO2 and Zr-doped TiO2, respectively. Optical studies have shown Zr-doped TiO2 NFs have more absorbance in the visible region than that of pristine TiO2 NFs; the maximum absorbance is corresponding to the NFs having 1wt% zirconia. The improved spectra of Zr-doped TiO2 in the visible region is attributed to the heterostructure composition resulting from Zr-doping. The absorption bandgaps were calculated using Tauc model as 3.202 and 3.217 for pristine and Zr (1wt%)-doped TiO2 NFs, respectively. Furthermore, in Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, utilizing Zr (1wt%)-doped TiO2 nanofibers achieved higher efficiency of 4.51% compared to the 1.61% obtained from the pristine TiO2 NFs. PMID:27179174

  12. Subterahertz dielectric relaxation in lead-free Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 relaxor ferroelectrics

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    Wang, D.; Bokov, A. A.; Ye, Z.-G.; Hlinka, J.; Bellaiche, L.

    2016-01-01

    Relaxors are complex materials with unusual properties that have been puzzling the scientific community since their discovery. The main characteristic of relaxors, that is, their dielectric relaxation, remains unclear and is still under debate. The difficulty to conduct measurements at frequencies ranging from ≃1 GHz to ≃1 THz and the challenge of developing models to capture their complex dynamical responses are among the reasons for such a situation. Here, we report first-principles-based molecular dynamic simulations of lead-free Ba(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3, which allows us to obtain its subterahertz dynamics. This approach reproduces the striking characteristics of relaxors including the dielectric relaxation, the constant-loss behaviour, the diffuse maximum in the temperature dependence of susceptibility, the substantial widening of dielectric spectrum on cooling and the resulting Vogel–Fulcher law. The simulations further relate such features to the decomposed dielectric responses, each associated with its own polarization mechanism, therefore, enhancing the current understanding of relaxor behaviour. PMID:27040174

  13. Subterahertz dielectric relaxation in lead-free Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 relaxor ferroelectrics

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    Wang, D.; Bokov, A. A.; Ye, Z.-G.; Hlinka, J.; Bellaiche, L.

    2016-04-01

    Relaxors are complex materials with unusual properties that have been puzzling the scientific community since their discovery. The main characteristic of relaxors, that is, their dielectric relaxation, remains unclear and is still under debate. The difficulty to conduct measurements at frequencies ranging from ~=1 GHz to ~=1 THz and the challenge of developing models to capture their complex dynamical responses are among the reasons for such a situation. Here, we report first-principles-based molecular dynamic simulations of lead-free Ba(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3, which allows us to obtain its subterahertz dynamics. This approach reproduces the striking characteristics of relaxors including the dielectric relaxation, the constant-loss behaviour, the diffuse maximum in the temperature dependence of susceptibility, the substantial widening of dielectric spectrum on cooling and the resulting Vogel-Fulcher law. The simulations further relate such features to the decomposed dielectric responses, each associated with its own polarization mechanism, therefore, enhancing the current understanding of relaxor behaviour.

  14. Ultrasonically assisted turning of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo

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    Muhammad, R.; Maurotto, A.; Roy, A.; Silberschmidt, V. V.

    2012-08-01

    Titanium alloys are widely used in the aerospace and offshore industries due to their high strength-to-weight ratio sustained at elevated temperatures, their fracture-resistance features and exceptionally good corrosion-resistance properties. However, poor thermal conductivity and high chemical affinity of these alloys to tool materials severely impair their machinability. As a result the machining processes of titanium alloys are typically characterized by low cutting feeds and speeds making production of components uneconomical. Recently, a non-conventional hybrid machining technique, namely, ultrasonically assisted turning has been shown to significantly improve the machinability of intractable alloys with a concomitant improvement in material removal rates, thus improving machining economics. In the current work, a 3D finite element model of turning of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo is developed in the commercial software, MSC Marc/Mentat. A constitutive behaviour of the workpiece material under large deformations and elevated temperatures is adequately represented by a Johnson-Cook material model. For validation of the developed numerical model, experimental tests were carried out. The numerical and experimental results were found to be in good agreement.

  15. Anomalous polarization switching related to grain size in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 polycrystalline films

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    Guo, Huifen; Cheng, Gang; Yong, Yongliang; Li, Liben

    2016-04-01

    Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 films of various grain size were prepared by the sol-gel technique. X-ray diffraction results show that these films are of single tetragonal phase with no evidence of preferential orientation. Anomalous polarization switching (APS) was induced in the films with average grain size ~150 nm by using the tip of a scanning force microscope. After scanning an area by the tip with constant poling parameter, the polarization of some grains orient opposite to the applied electric field irrespective of applied field polarity, exhibiting APS; while the rest switch in a normal way. The ratio of the APS grains to the total number decreases with the decrease of average grain size. Pulse poling experiments reveal that APS is likely to be related to the intrinsic characteristic of grains. Control experiments of poling (during and after) exclude backswitching after the removal of the external field due to the charge injection effect or the built-in field; both of which are possible reasons for APS. It is suggested that coupling between the temporary stress created in grains during field-induced normal switching and the applied field probably plays a key role in APS.

  16. Matrix isolation spectra of metal atoms and ions: Ti, Zr, and Mo in Ar and Kr

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    Steinbrüchel, Christoph; Gruen, Dieter M.

    1981-01-01

    UV-absorption spectra are reported of neutral atoms and ions of Ti, Zr, and Mo in Ar and Kr matrices. The matrix-isolated species are produced by ion bombardment of a bulk metal target. Thermal and photoannealing experiments indicate that sputtered neutral atoms may occupy one or two distinct matrix sites, depending on the system. Sputtered ions, after being neutralized in the matrix, either go preferentially into the higher energy site, i.e., the site whose absorption bands are shifted farther to the blue, when atoms already populate two sites, or they create a new site at higher energy when there is only one site for atoms. Deconvolution of matrix isolation spectra into contributions from individual sites shows that spectra due to atoms in a particular site correspond much better to gas phase spectra than do total matrix isolation spectra. Matrix shifts of atomic absorption bands for both sites can be rationalized using a model by McCarty and Robinson if allowance is made for matrix distortion around solute atoms. The blue, or close-packed, site is found to correspond to a solute atom replacing a single matrix atom without inducing appreciable matrix distortion, whereas the red, or expanded, site requires the cage around a solute atom to be enlarged by a few percent.

  17. Vanadium Oxide Thin Films Alloyed with Ti, Zr, Nb, and Mo for Uncooled Infrared Imaging Applications

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    Ozcelik, Adem; Cabarcos, Orlando; Allara, David L.; Horn, Mark W.

    2013-05-01

    Microbolometer-grade vanadium oxide (VO x ) thin films with 1.3 < x < 2.0 were prepared by pulsed direct-current (DC) sputtering using substrate bias in a controlled oxygen and argon environment. These films were systematically alloyed with Ti, Nb, Mo, and Zr using a second gun and radiofrequency (RF) reactive co-sputtering to probe the effects of the transition metals on the film charge transport characteristics. The results reveal that the temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and resistivity are unexpectedly similar for alloyed and unalloyed films up to alloy compositions in the ˜20 at.% range. Analysis of the film structures for the case of the 17% Nb-alloyed film by glancing-angle x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy shows that the microstructure remains even with the addition of high concentrations of alloy metal, demonstrating the robust character of the VO x films to maintain favorable electrical transport properties for bolometer applications. Postdeposition thermal annealing of the alloyed VO x films further reveals improvement of electrical properties compared with unalloyed films, indicating a direction for further improvements in the materials.

  18. Néel-like domain walls in ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 single crystals.

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    Wei, Xian-Kui; Jia, Chun-Lin; Sluka, Tomas; Wang, Bi-Xia; Ye, Zuo-Guang; Setter, Nava

    2016-01-01

    In contrast to the flexible rotation of magnetization direction in ferromagnets, the spontaneous polarization in ferroelectric materials is highly confined along the symmetry-allowed directions. Accordingly, chirality at ferroelectric domain walls was treated only at the theoretical level and its real appearance is still a mystery. Here we report a Néel-like domain wall imaged by atom-resolved transmission electron microscopy in Ti-rich ferroelectric Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 crystals, where nanometre-scale monoclinic order coexists with the tetragonal order. The formation of such domain walls is interpreted in the light of polarization discontinuity and clamping effects at phase boundaries between the nesting domains. Phase-field simulation confirms that the coexistence of both phases as encountered near the morphotropic phase boundary promotes the polarization to rotate in a continuous manner. Our results provide a further insight into the complex domain configuration in ferroelectrics, and establish a foundation towards exploring chiral domain walls in ferroelectrics. PMID:27539075

  19. Structural transformations and disordering in zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7) at high pressure.

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    Salamat, Ashkan; McMillan, Paul F; Firth, Steven; Woodhead, Katherine; Hector, Andrew L; Garbarino, Gaston; Stennett, Martin C; Hyatt, Neil C

    2013-02-01

    There is interest in identifying novel materials for use in radioactive waste applications and studying their behavior under high pressure conditions. The mineral zirconolite (CaZrTi(2)O(7)) exists naturally in trace amounts in diamond-bearing deep-seated metamorphic/igneous environments, and it is also identified as a potential ceramic phase for radionuclide sequestration. However, it has been shown to undergo radiation-induced metamictization resulting in amorphous forms. In this study we probed the high pressure structural properties of this pyrochlore-like structure to study its phase transformations and possible amorphization behavior. Combined synchrotron X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy studies reveal a series of high pressure phase transformations. Starting from the ambient pressure monoclinic structure, an intermediate phase with P2(1)/m symmetry is produced above 15.6 GPa via a first order transformation resulting in a wide coexistence range. Upon compression to above 56 GPa a disordered metastable phase III with a cotunnite-related structure appears that is recoverable to ambient conditions. We examine the similarity between the zirconolite behavior and the structural evolution of analogous pyrochlore systems under pressure. PMID:23339518

  20. Interface Magnetoelectric Coupling in Co/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3.

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    Vlašín, Ondřej; Jarrier, Romain; Arras, Rémi; Calmels, Lionel; Warot-Fonrose, Bénédicte; Marcelot, Cécile; Jamet, Matthieu; Ohresser, Philippe; Scheurer, Fabrice; Hertel, Riccardo; Herranz, Gervasi; Cherifi-Hertel, Salia

    2016-03-23

    Magnetoelectric coupling at multiferroic interfaces is a promising route toward the nonvolatile electric-field control of magnetization. Here, we use optical measurements to study the static and dynamic variations of the interface magnetization induced by an electric field in Co/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (Co/PZT) bilayers at room temperature. The measurements allow us to identify different coupling mechanisms. We further investigate the local electronic and magnetic structure of the interface by means of transmission electron microscopy, soft X-ray magnetic circular dichroism, and density functional theory to corroborate the coupling mechanism. The measurements demonstrate a mixed linear and quadratic optical response to the electric field, which results from a magneto-electro-optical effect. We propose a decomposition method of the optical signal to discriminate between different components involved in the electric field-induced polarization rotation of the reflected light. This allows us to extract a signal that we can ascribe to interface magnetoelectric coupling. The associated surface magnetization exhibits a clear hysteretic variation of odd symmetry with respect to the electric field and nonzero remanence. The interface coupling is remarkably stable over a wide frequency range (1-50 kHz), and the application of a bias magnetic field is not necessary for the coupling to occur. These results show the potential of exploiting interface coupling with the prospect of optimizing the performance of magnetoelectric memory devices in terms of stability, as well as fast and dissipationless operation. PMID:26939641

  1. Wear and corrosion behavior of oxygen implanted biomedical titanium alloy Ti-13Nb-13Zr

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    Mohan, L.; Anandan, C.

    2013-10-01

    Titanium alloy Ti-13Nb-13Zr was implanted with oxygen ions by plasma immersion ion implantation. The influence of oxygen ion implantation on the growth of apatite on the implanted sample was investigated by immersion in Hanks’ solution and also by potentiodynamic polarization studies in Hanks’ solution. XRD shows the formation of mainly anatase form of oxide. FESEM images of immersion tested samples show that growth of apatite is more with larger sized deposits on oxygen implanted surface as compared to that on the untreated substrate. XPS investigation of corrosion tested and 1 day immersed samples show higher amount of calcium, phosphorous and oxygen in hydroxide/phosphate form on the oxygen implanted sample. EDS results also confirm higher concentration of Ca and P on oxygen implanted sample. Polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies show that the oxygen implanted layer behaves like a nearly ideal capacitor with better passivation characteristics. In sliding wear studies, the implanted layers displayed a lower friction coefficient as compared to the substrate one.

  2. Néel-like domain walls in ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 single crystals

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    Wei, Xian-Kui; Jia, Chun-Lin; Sluka, Tomas; Wang, Bi-Xia; Ye, Zuo-Guang; Setter, Nava

    2016-01-01

    In contrast to the flexible rotation of magnetization direction in ferromagnets, the spontaneous polarization in ferroelectric materials is highly confined along the symmetry-allowed directions. Accordingly, chirality at ferroelectric domain walls was treated only at the theoretical level and its real appearance is still a mystery. Here we report a Néel-like domain wall imaged by atom-resolved transmission electron microscopy in Ti-rich ferroelectric Pb(Zr1−xTix)O3 crystals, where nanometre-scale monoclinic order coexists with the tetragonal order. The formation of such domain walls is interpreted in the light of polarization discontinuity and clamping effects at phase boundaries between the nesting domains. Phase-field simulation confirms that the coexistence of both phases as encountered near the morphotropic phase boundary promotes the polarization to rotate in a continuous manner. Our results provide a further insight into the complex domain configuration in ferroelectrics, and establish a foundation towards exploring chiral domain walls in ferroelectrics. PMID:27539075

  3. Coexistence of diode-like volatile and multilevel nonvolatile resistive switching in a ZrO2/TiO2 stack structure.

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    Li, Yingtao; Yuan, Peng; Fu, Liping; Li, Rongrong; Gao, Xiaoping; Tao, Chunlan

    2015-10-01

    Diode-like volatile resistive switching as well as nonvolatile resistive switching behaviors in a Cu/ZrO₂/TiO₂/Ti stack are investigated. Depending on the current compliance during the electroforming process, either volatile resistive switching or nonvolatile resistive switching is observed. With a lower current compliance (<10 μA), the Cu/ZrO₂/TiO₂/Ti device exhibits diode-like volatile resistive switching with a rectifying ratio over 10(6). The permanent transition from volatile to nonvolatile resistive switching can be obtained by applying a higher current compliance of 100 μA. Furthermore, by using different reset voltages, the Cu/ZrO₂/TiO₂/Ti device exhibits multilevel memory characteristics with high uniformity. The coexistence of nonvolatile multilevel memory and diode-like volatile resistive switching behaviors in the same Cu/ZrO₂/TiO₂/Ti device opens areas of applications in high-density storage, logic circuits, neural networks, and passive crossbar memory selectors. PMID:26358828

  4. Investigation of the structure stability and superelastic behavior of thermomechanically treated Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta shape-memory alloys

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    Sheremetyev, V. A.; Prokoshkin, S. D.; Brailovski, V.; Dubinskiy, S. M.; Korotitskiy, A. V.; Filonov, M. R.; Petrzhik, M. I.

    2015-04-01

    The superelastic parameters of Ti-Nb-Ta and Ti-Nb-Zr alloys, such as Young's modulus, residual strain, and transformation yield stress after thermomechanical treatment (TMT), were determined during cyclic mechanical tests using the tension-unloading scheme (maximum strain 2% per cycle, ten cycles). The superelastic parameters and the alloy structure have been studied by electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis before and after testing and after holding for 40 days, as well as after retesting. The Young's modulus of the Ti-Nb-Ta alloy decreases from 30-40 to 20-25 GPa during mechanocycling after TMT by different modes; however, it returns to its original magnitude during subsequent holding for 40 days, and changes only a little during repeated mechanocycling. The Young's modulus of the Ti-Nb-Zr alloy changes insignificantly during mechanocycling, recovers during holding, and behaves stably upon repeated mechanocycling. Surface tensile stresses arise during mechanocycling, which facilitate the development of martensitic transformation under load, orient it, and thereby promote a decrease in the transformation yield stress and the residual strain. The enhancement of the level of initial strengthening stabilizes the superelastic behavior during mechanocycling.

  5. Evaluation of antibacterial activity and osteoblast-like cell viability of TiN, ZrN and (Ti1-xZrx)N coating on titanium

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    Park, Sang-Won; Lee, Kwangmin; Kang, In-Chol; Kim, Hyun-Seung

    2015-01-01

    PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate antibacterial activity and osteoblast-like cell viability according to the ratio of titanium nitride and zirconium nitride coating on commercially pure titanium using an arc ion plating system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Polished titanium surfaces were used as controls. Surface topography was observed by scanning electron microscopy, and surface roughness was measured using a two-dimensional contact stylus profilometer. Antibacterial activity was evaluated against Streptococcus mutans and Porphyromonas gingivalis with the colony-forming unit assay. Cell compatibility, mRNA expression, and morphology related to human osteoblast-like cells (MG-63) on the coated specimens were determined by the XTT assay and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS The number of S. mutans colonies on the TiN, ZrN and (Ti1-xZrx)N coated surface decreased significantly compared to those on the non-coated titanium surface (P<0.05). CONCLUSION The number of P. gingivalis colonies on all surfaces showed no significant differences. TiN, ZrN and (Ti1-xZrx)N coated titanium showed antibacterial activity against S. mutans related to initial biofilm formation but not P. gingivalis associated with advanced periimplantitis, and did not influence osteoblast-like cell viability. PMID:25932316

  6. Preparation and characterization of Zr-N-codoped TiO2 nano-photocatalyst and its activity enhanced-mechanism.

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    Du, Fengwei; Yu, Shuyu

    2014-09-01

    Zr-N-codoped TiO2 nano-photocatalyst was prepared through sol-gel method using ammonia water and zirconium nitrate as the source of N and Zr, respectively. The resulting materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis DRS). XRD results showed that codoping with Zr and N elements could greatly inhibit the phase transformation of TiO2 from anatase to rutile. XPS analysis indicated that Zr4+ was incorporated into the lattice of TiO2 through substituting titanium atoms. Meanwhile, N was also incorporated into the lattice of TiO2 through substituting oxygen atoms and existed in the form of N-Ti-O. DRS revealed that the light absorption edge of Zr-N-TiO2 was significantly red-shifted to visible region, leading to a narrower band gap and higher visible photocatalytic activity. The enhanced visible activity was attributed to the well anatase crystallite, intense light absorbance in visible region and narrow band gap. PMID:25924356

  7. Corrosion behavior of biomedical Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloy in different simulated body solutions.

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    Bai, Y; Hao, Y L; Li, S J; Hao, Y Q; Yang, R; Prima, F

    2013-05-01

    Corrosion behavior of a multifunctional biomedical titanium alloy Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn (wt.%) in 0.9% NaCl, Hank's solution and artificial saliva at 37 °C was investigated using open circuit potential, impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization techniques, and some results were compared with pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The results showed that the alloy exhibited good corrosion resistance due to the formation of a protective passive film consisting mainly of TiO2 and Nb2O5, and a little of ZrO2 and SnO2. Ca ions were detected in the passive film as the alloy immersed in Hank's and artificial saliva solutions and they have negative effect on corrosion resistance. The EIS results indicated that either a duplex film with an inner barrier layer and an outer porous layer or a single passive layer was formed on the surface, and they all transformed into stable bilayer structure as the immersion time increased up to 24h. The polarization curves demonstrated that the alloy had a wider passive region than pure titanium and Ti-6Al-4V alloy and its corrosion current density (less than 0.1 μA/cm(2)) is comparable to that of pure titanium. PMID:23498244

  8. Electrocaloric response near room temperature in Zr- and Sn-doped BaTiO3 systems.

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    Hou, Ying; Yang, Lu; Qian, Xiaoshi; Zhang, Tian; Zhang, Q M

    2016-08-13

    The electrocaloric effect (ECE) in (1-x)BaZr0.18 Ti0.82O3-(x)BaSn0.11Ti0.89O3 (BZT18-BST11, 0.1≤x≤0.5) ceramics is investigated near room temperature using a calorimetry method. The ceramics exhibit relaxor-like ferroelectric characteristics and by merging phases, a large electrocaloric (EC) response is observed in the system. The largest entropy change is 4.8 Jkg(-1) K(-1) (along with a temperature change of 3.5 K), which is induced under an electric field of 10 MV m(-1) for the 0.8 BaZr0.18Ti0.82O3-0.2 BaSn0.11Ti0.89O3 ceramics. This result reveals that the coexistence of multiple phases improves the ECE of the ceramics, which provides an effective route to achieve a large EC response using a small electric field.This article is part of the themed issue 'Taking the temperature of phase transitions in cool materials'. PMID:27402938

  9. High temperature stability of the dielectric and insulating properties of Ca(Ti, Zr)SiO5 ceramics

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    Kimura, Junichi; Taniguchi, Hiroki; Iijima, Takashi; Shimizu, Takao; Yasui, Shintaro; Itoh, Mitsuru; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2016-02-01

    Useful dielectric properties for high-temperature ceramic capacitors are demonstrated in a non-perovskite oxide, Ca(Ti0.85 Zr0.15)SiO5, which is mainly composed of one-dimensional chains of oxygen octahedra that are mutually linked by SiO4 tetrahedra. Its dielectric constant and low temperature coefficient of capacitance were found to be 43 and -102 ppm/K, respectively, over the wide temperature range of 300-780 K. The high insulating performance was also indicated by the high resistivity, exceeding 1011 Ω cm up to 523 K. The systematic dielectric measurements for Ca(Ti1-x Zrx)SiO5 as functions of the composition and temperature indicate that the suppression of the anti-ferroelectric phase transition of CaTiSiO5 by Zr4+-substitution is a key to improve the temperature-stability and the high-resistivity in Ca(Ti1-x Zrx)SiO5. The present results shed light on the development of a designing principle for ceramic capacitors for the high-temperature use.

  10. Ti-Nb-(Zr,Ta) superelastic alloys for medical implants: Thermomechanical processing, structure, phase transformations and functional properties

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    Dubinskiy, Sergey

    The aim of this project is to develop a new class of orthopaedic implant materials that combine the excellent biocompatibility of pure titanium with the outstanding biomechanical compatibility of Ti-Ni-based shape memory alloys. The most suitable candidates for such a role are Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta near-beta shape memory alloys. Since this class of materials was developed quite recently, the influence of thermomechanical treatment on their structure and functional properties has not as yet been the subject of any comprehensive study. Consequently, this project is focused on the interrelations between the composition, the microstructure and the functional properties of superelastic Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta alloys for biomedical application. The principal objective is to improve the functional properties of these alloys, more specifically their superelastic properties and fatigue resistance, through optimization of the alloys' composition and thermomechanical processing. It is shown in this thesis that the structure and functional properties of Ti-Nb-based shape memory alloys can be effectively controlled by thermomechanical processing including cold deformation with post-deformation annealing and ageing. It is also shown that the formation of nanosubgrain substructure leads to a significant improvement of superelasticity and fatigue resistance in these alloys. The influence of ageing on the ω-phase precipitation kinetics and, consequently, on the functional properties of Ti-Nb-Zr and Ti-Nb-Ta alloys is also observed. Based on the results obtained, optimized regimes of thermomechanical treatment resulting in a best combination of functional properties are recommended for each alloy, from the orthopaedic implant materials standpoint. An original tensile stage for a low-temperature chamber of an X-ray diffractometer is developed and used in this project. A unique low-temperature (-150...+100°C) comparative in situ X-ray study of the transformations' features and crystal

  11. Research Update: Magnetic phase diagram of EuTi1-xBxO3 (B = Zr, Nb)

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    Li, Ling; Zhou, Haidong; Yan, Jiaqiang; Mandrus, David; Keppens, Veerle

    2014-11-21

    Herein, we report the magnetic phase diagram of EuTi1-xBxO3 (B = Zr, Nb), determined from magnetization and heat capacity measurements. Upon Zr-doping, the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature TN of EuTi1-xZrxO3 gradually decreases from 5.6 K (x = 0) to 4.1 K (x = 1). Whereas a similar decrease in TN is observed for small amounts of Nb doping (x ≤ 0.05), ferromagnetism is induced in EuTi1-xNbxO3 with x > 0.05. Lastly, the ferromagnetic interaction between localized Eu 4f spins mediated by itinerant electrons introduced by Nb doping results in the ferromagnetism in EuTi1-xNbxO3.

  12. Research Update: Magnetic phase diagram of EuTi{sub 1−x}B{sub x}O{sub 3} (B = Zr, Nb)

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    Li, Ling; Keppens, Veerle; Zhou, Haidong; Yan, Jiaqiang; Mandrus, David

    2014-11-01

    We report the magnetic phase diagram of EuTi{sub 1−x}B{sub x}O{sub 3} (B = Zr, Nb), determined from magnetization and heat capacity measurements. Upon Zr-doping, the antiferromagnetic ordering temperature T{sub N} of EuTi{sub 1−x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 3} gradually decreases from 5.6 K (x = 0) to 4.1 K (x = 1). Whereas a similar decrease in T{sub N} is observed for small amounts of Nb doping (x ≤ 0.05), ferromagnetism is induced in EuTi{sub 1−x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 3} with x > 0.05. The ferromagnetic interaction between localized Eu 4f spins mediated by itinerant electrons introduced by Nb doping results in the ferromagnetism in EuTi{sub 1−x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 3}.

  13. Defects and Minor Phases in O+ and Zr+ Ion Co-implanted SrTiO3

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    Jiang, Weilin; Bowden, Mark E.; Zhu, Zihua; Jozwik, Przemyslaw A.; Jagielski, Jacek; Stonert, A.

    2012-01-04

    This article reports on a comprehensive experimental study of 16O+ and 90Zr+ ion co-implanted SrTiO3 (STO) single crystals. In this study, STO is used as a model material to simulate a waste form for disposal of radioactive 90Sr that decays to 90Y and subsequently to 90Zr by emission of beta particles. Sequential implantation of 16O+ and 90Zr+ ions was performed at 550 K to balance the charge and to avoid full amorphization of STO. A number of experimental methods have been employed to characterize the implanted sample, including multiaxial ion channeling analysis and high-resolution x-ray diffraction. Results show that a high defect concentration was generated and accumulated in STO during the ion implantation, but the crystal structure was not rendered fully amorphous even for an atomic percentage of implanted O and Zr up to 1.5 at.% each. Thermal annealing at 1273 K leads to significant defect recovery at the surface with little recovery occurring at the damage peak, where a modest recovery is observed upon further annealing at 1423 K. Some of the implanted Zr species are well aligned with the STO <001> axis, but all are barely located at the substitutional sites. A minor phase with a tetragonal structure is observed in the Zr distributed region, which has the <001> axis parallel to that of the STO host. The tetragonal phase survives annealing at 1423 K with only a small decrease in the c value. A general assessment of this model waste form is also provided in this report.

  14. Electric fatigue in Pb(Nb,Zr,Sn,Ti)O3 thin films grown by a sol-gel process

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    Zhai, Jiwei; Chen, Haydn

    2003-08-01

    Antiferroelectric Pb(Nb,Zr,Sn,Ti)O3 (PNZST) thin films were deposited via a sol-gel process on LaNiO3-buffered Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates. The highly (100)-oriented LaNiO3 buffer layer facilitated the formation of high-quality PNZST films with a strong (100) preferred orientation. These films showed improved electric fatigue properties than those grown on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates. With increasing cycling field, the remanent polarization increases but the saturated polarization decreases. Fatigue properties of PNZST antiferroelectric thin films might be closely related to the nonuniform strain buildup due to switching that tends to stabilize the ferroelectric phase.

  15. Strain effect in PbTiO3/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 superlattices: From polydomain to monodomain structures

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    Hubault, C.; Davoisne, C.; Boulle, A.; Dupont, L.; Demange, V.; Perrin, A.; Gautier, B.; Holc, J.; Kosec, M.; Karkut, M. G.; Lemée, N.

    2012-12-01

    Ferroelectric symmetric superlattices consisting of alternating layers of PbTiO3 and PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3, were grown by pulsed laser deposition on SrTiO3 and SrRuO3-coated SrTiO3 substrates. The superlattices, with wavelengths Λ ranging from 20 Å to 200 Å, were analyzed using x-ray diffraction (θ-2θ diffraction scans, rocking curves, and reciprocal space mapping), high resolution transmission electron microscopy, and piezoforce scanning microscopy. For large-period superlattices, the strain is relieved by the formation of an a/c polydomain structure which propagates through the whole film. We investigate the influence of the wavelength on the a-domain volume fraction, the lattice parameters, the in-plane strain ɛxx, and the mosaicity of the samples. We show that with decreasing the wavelength, a reduction of the a-domain volume fraction is observed as well as a reduced tensile in-plane strain and a lower mosaicity. A concomitant improvement of the local ferroelectric response is detected. Below a critical wavelength of about 30 Å and a critical sample thickness of 500 Å, the formation of 90° a/c domains is inhibited and the superlattices are completely c oriented. Thus the reduced wavelength induces compressive strain which dominates over the tensile clamping due to the thermal expansion mismatch between the substrate and the superlattice. This compressive strain favors a c-oriented structure in the PbTiO3/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 superlattices.

  16. Texture and microstructure in co-sputtered Mg-M-O (M = Mg, Al, Cr, Ti, Zr, and Y) films

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    Saraiva, M.; Depla, D.

    2012-05-01

    Mg-M-O solid solution films (M = Mg, Al, Cr, Ti, Zr, and Y) with various M contents are grown employing reactive co-sputtering by varying the target-to-substrate distance. It is shown that all films are biaxially aligned. When the two cathodes are equipped with the same target material (Mg), the in-plane alignment is determined by the cathode closest to the substrate, i.e., by the largest material flux. In the case of nearly equal material fluxes from the two cathodes, double in-plane orientation is observed. This is also the case for the Mg-Al-O and Mg-Cr-O films, while the Mg-Ti-O, Mg-Zr-O and Mg-Y-O films exhibit single in-plane orientation. Pole figures indicate that the grains in Mg-M-O (M different than Mg) are titled; in the Mg-Al-O, Mg-Cr-O, and Mg-Ti-O films, the grains tilt towards the Al, Cr, and Ti metal flux, respectively, while the grain tilt of the Mg-Zr-O and Mg-Y-O films is found to be towards the Mg metal flux. Furthermore, SEM cross-sectional images of the Mg-M-O films reveal columnar microstructure with columns tilted to the same direction as the grains. A mechanism which is based on the cation radius change upon the incorporation of an M atom in the MgO lattice is proposed to explain the tilting.

  17. Electrical characteristics of p-Si/TiO2/Al and p-Si/TiO2-Zr/Al Schottky devices

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    Hüdai Taşdemir, İbrahim; Vural, Özkan; Dökme, İlbilge

    2016-06-01

    Electrical devices involve different types of diode in prospective electronics is of great importance. In this study, p-type Si surface was covered with thin film of TiO2 dispersion in H2O to construct p-Si/TiO2/Al Schottky barrier diode (D1) and the other one with TiO2 dispersion doped with zirconium to construct p-Si/TiO2-Zr/Al diode (D2) by drop-casting method in the same conditions. Electrical properties of as-prepared diodes and effect of zirconium as a dopant were investigated. Current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of these devices were measured at ambient conditions. Some parameters including ideality factor (n), barrier height (ΦB0), series resistance (Rs) and interface state density (Nss) were calculated from I-V behaviours of diodes. Structural comparisons were based on SEM and EDX measurements. Experimental results indicated that electrical parameters of p-Si/TiO2/Al Schottky device were influenced by the zirconium dopant in TiO2.

  18. Surface Characteristics of Nano-Structured Silicon/Hydroxyapatite Deposition onto the Ti-Nb-Zr Alloy.

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    Jeong, Yong-Hoon; Kim, Jeong-Jae; Choe, Han-Cheol

    2016-02-01

    The Ti-Nb-Zr alloy was manufactured with 35 wt% of Nb and 10 wt% of Zr by arc melting furnace to be a beta phase. Electrochemical deposition of Si substituted Ca/P was performed by pulsing the potential with a method of cyclic voltammetry, and changed cyclic time between 10, 30, 70, and 150. The electrolyte was prepared by dissolving the reagent-grade chemicals: Ca(NO3)2, NH4H2PO4, and Na2SiO3 x 9H20 to be 1.67 of Ca/P ratio and silicon contents were controlled to be 1 wt%. The surface characteristics were observed by field-emission scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometer, and electrochemical corrosion as a potentiodynamic test. The Si substituted hydroxyapatite layer was successfully formed on the Ti-35Nb-10Zr alloy substrate by electrochemical deposition. A surface morphologies showed needle like shape at 10 cycles, then changed to be a circular with increment of cycles. The Ca/P ratio was the range between 1.5 and 2.0, the crystalline of hydroxyapatite could be confirmed. The corrosion behavior of Si-HA deposition was related with surface shape and thickness by increment, of cyclic times. Higher cyclic times of deposition had higher corrosion potential and current density than that of lower cyclic surface. PMID:27433670

  19. Toward an understanding of the hydrogenation reaction of MO2 gas-phase clusters (M = Ti, Zr, and Hf).

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    González-Navarrete, P; Calatayud, M; Andrés, J; Ruipérez, F; Roca-Sanjuán, D

    2013-06-27

    A theoretical investigation using density functional theory (DFT) has been carried out in order to understand the molecular mechanism of dihydrogen activation by means of transition metal dioxides MO2 (M = Ti, Zr, and Hf) according to the following reaction: MO2 + H2 → MO + H2O. B3LYP/6-311++G(2df,2pd)/SDD methodology was employed considering two possible reaction pathways. As the first step hydrogen activation by M═O bonds yields to metal-oxo hydride intermediates O═MH(OH). This process is spontaneous for all metal dioxides, and the stability of the O═MH(OH) species depends on the transition metal center. Subsequently, the reaction mechanism splits into two paths: the first one takes place passing through the M(OH)2 intermediates yielding to products, whereas the second one corresponds to direct formation of the product complex OM(H2O). A two-state reactivity mechanism was found for the TiO2 system, whereas for ZrO2 and HfO2 no spin-crossing processes were observed. This is confirmed by CASSCF/CASPT2 calculations for ZrO2 that lead to the correct ordering of electronic states not found by DFT. The results obtained in the present paper for MO2 molecules are consistent with the observed reactivity on surfaces. PMID:23706045

  20. Electrochemical Characteristics of Cell Cultured Ti-Nb-Zr Alloys After Nano-Crystallized Si-HA Coating.

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    Jeong, Yong-Hoon; Choe, Han-Cheol

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the electrochemical characteristics of nano crystallized Si-HA coating on Ti-Nb-Zr alloy after human osteoblast like (HOB) cell attachment. The Ti-Nb-Zr alloy was manufactured with 35 wt.% of Nb and 10 wt.% of Zr by arc melting furnace to appropriate physical properties as biomaterials. The HA and Si-substituted coatings were prepared by electron-beam physical vapor deposition method with 0.5, 0.8 and 1.2 wt.% of Si contents, and nano aging treatment was performed 500 degrees C for 1 h. The characteristics of coating surface were analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction, respectively. To evaluate of cell attachment on cell cultured surface, the potentiodynamic test was performed on the surface using HOB cells. The results showed that the Si-HA coating surface showed higher tendency of cell attachment than that of single HA coating, corrosion resistance value was increased by dense of cell attachment. PMID:26328326

  1. Efficient fabrication of ZrO2-doped TiO2 hollow nanospheres with enhanced photocatalytic activity of rhodamine B degradation.

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    Sun, Chuanzhi; Liu, Lichen; Qi, Lei; Li, Hao; Zhang, Hongliang; Li, Changshun; Gao, Fei; Dong, Lin

    2011-12-15

    ZrO(2)-doped TiO(2) hollow nanospheres with anatase phase are efficiently fabricated via functionalized negatively charged polystyrene (PS) spheres without any surfactant or polyelectrolyte. The resulting Ti(1-)(x)Zr(x)O(2) (hereafter denoted as TZ) hollow nanospheres are characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Laser Raman spectroscopy (LRS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), nitrogen sorption, and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV-vis). The Zr(4+) incorporation decreases the anatase crystallite size, increases the specific surface area, and changes the pore size distribution. Furthermore, it induces enrichment of electron charge density around Ti(4+) ions and blueshift of absorption edges. The TZ hollow nanospheres doped with moderate ZrO(2) (molar ratio, Ti:Zr=10:1) exhibit better photocatalytic activity than the other samples for the degradation of rhodamine B in aqueous solution, which is correlated with the effect of Zr(4+) doping on the physicochemical properties in terms of surface structures, phase structures, and the electronic structures. PMID:21945671

  2. Influence of N2 partial pressure on structural and microhardness properties of TiN/ZrN multilayers deposited by Ar/N2 vacuum arc discharge

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    Naddaf, M.; Abdallah, B.; Ahmad, M.; A-Kharroub, M.

    2016-08-01

    The influence of N2 partial pressure on structural, mechanical and wetting properties of multilayered TiN/ZrN thin films deposited on silicon substrates by vacuum arc discharge of (N2 + Ar) gas mixtures is investigated. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results show that the average texturing coefficient of (1 1 1) orientation and the grain size of both TiN and ZrN individual layers increase with increasing the N2 partial pressure. The Rutherford back scattering (RBS) measurements and analysis reveal that incorporation of the nitrogen in the film increases with increasing the N2 partial pressure and both TiN and ZrN individual layers have a nitrogen over-stoichiometry for N2 partial pressure ⩾50%. The change in the film micro-hardness is correlated to the changes in crystallographic texture, grain size, stoichiometry and the residual stress in the film as a function of the N2 partial pressure. In particular, stoichiometry of ZrN and TiN individual is found to play the vital role in determining the multilayer hardness. The multilayer film deposited at N2 partial pressure of 25% has the best stoichiometric ratio of both TiN and ZrN layers and the highest micro-hardness of about 32 GPa. In addition, water contact angle (WCA) measurements and analysis show a decrease in the work of adhesion on increasing the N2 partial pressure.

  3. Microstructure and properties of well-ordered multiferroic Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3)/CoFe(2)O(4) nanocomposites.

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    Gao, Xingsen; Rodriguez, Brian J; Liu, Lifeng; Birajdar, Balaji; Pantel, Daniel; Ziese, Michael; Alexe, Marin; Hesse, Dietrich

    2010-02-23

    A nanofabrication technique combining pulsed laser deposition and a nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide membrane mask is being proposed to prepare various types of multiferroic nanocomposites, viz. periodically ordered CoFe(2)O(4) dots covered by a continuous Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3) layer, Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3) dots covered with CoFe(2)O(4), and Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3)/CoFe(2)O(4) bilayer heterostructure dots. By properly tuning the processing parameters, epitaxial nanodot-matrix composites can be obtained. For the composite consisting of CoFe(2)O(4) nanostructures covered by a Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3) film, an unexpected out-of-plane magnetic easy axis induced by the top Pb(Zr,Ti)O(3) layer and a uniform microdomain structure can be observed. The nanocomposites tested by piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) exhibit strong piezoelectric signals, and they also display magnetoelectric coupling revealed by magnetic-field dependent capacitance measurement. PMID:20112922

  4. Preparation, characterization, magnetic susceptibility (Eu, Gd and Sm) and XPS studies of Ln{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} (Ln=La, Eu, Dy and Gd)

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    Vijaya Kumar, B.; Velchuri, Radha; Rama Devi, V.; Sreedhar, B.; Prasad, G.; Jaya Prakash, D.; Kanagaraj, M.; Arumugam, S.; Vithal, M.

    2011-02-15

    Bulk and nanosized pyrochlore materials Ln{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} (Ln=La, Eu, Dy, Gd and Sm) have been prepared by the sol-gel method. All the samples were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, Raman and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Magnetic susceptibility ({chi}) measurements of Gd{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7}, Sm{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} and Eu{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} were carried out by vibrating sample magnetometer in the temperature range 2-320 K. The variation of {chi}{sup -1} (or {chi}) with temperature of Gd{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7}, Sm{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} and Eu{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} follows the Curie law, intermediate formula and the Curie-Weiss law, respectively. From the linear portion of {chi}T vs. T{sup -1} plot of Eu{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} from 2 to 15 K, the classical nearest neighbor exchange (J{sup cl}) and dipolar interactions (D{sub nn}) are obtained. The XPS of Ln{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} (Ln=La, Eu, Dy and Gd) gave characteristic peaks for Ln, Ti, Zr and O. The satellite peaks are observed only for 3d La of La{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7}. -- Graphical abstract: Sm{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} does not follow the Curie or the Curie-Weiss law. The effective magnetic moment is found to be 0.768 BM (at 300 K), which is smaller than the free ion moment 1.3-1.4 BM. Display Omitted Research Highlights: {yields} Bulk and nano Ln{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} (Ln=La, Eu, Dy, Gd and Sm) have been prepared by the sol-gel method. {yields} The broad Raman lines are attributed to cation disorder and small crystallite size. {yields} XPS of Ln{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} exhibit characteristic X-ray photoelectron spectral features. {yields} Magnetic moment of Gd{sub 2}ZrTiO{sub 7} is obtained from magnetic susceptibility and ESR spectra.

  5. Influence of Zr4+ doping on structural and electrical properties of SrBi4Ti4O15 ceramic

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    Nayak, P.; Badapanda, T.; Panigrahi, S.

    2015-06-01

    This article reports a systematic study of doping effects on the structural and electrical properties of layer structured strontium bismuth titanate ceramic. In this study monophasic SrBi4Ti4-xZrxO15 with x=0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25 ceramics were synthesized from the solid-state reaction route. X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the Zr-modified SBT ceramics have a pure four-layer Aurivillius phase structure. Dielectric properties revealed that the diffuseness of phase transition increases where as corresponding permittivity value decrease with increasing Zr content. Piezoelectric properties of SBTZ ceramics were improved by the modification of Zirconium ion. Moreover, the reason behind for improvement of piezoelectric properties of modified SBTZ ceramics was also discussed.

  6. Synthesis and characterization of A-site deficient rare-earth doped BaZr xTi 1- xO 3 perovskite-type compounds

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    Ostos, C.; Mestres, L.; Martínez-Sarrión, M. L.; García, J. E.; Albareda, A.; Perez, R.

    2009-05-01

    A-site deficient rare-earth doped BaZr xTi 1- xO 3 (BZT) ceramics were prepared from a soft-chemistry route and by solid-state reaction (SSR). Perovskite-like single-phase diagrams for the BaTiO 3-La 2/3TiO 3-BaZrO 3 system were constructed for each method of synthesis. Infrared spectroscopy on (Ba 1- yLa 2 y/3 )Zr xTi 1- xO 3 solid solution revealed a dramatic stress on the M-O (M = Ti, Zr) bonds due to the combined effect of A-site vacancies and the lower ionic radius of La 3+ than that of Ba 2+. A relationship between the M-O stretching vibration ( υ) and the tolerance factor ( t) was determined. (Ba 1- yLn 2 y/3 )Zr 0.09Ti 0.91O 3 (Ln = La, Pr, Nd) samples synthesized by SSR were selected for detailed studies. X-ray diffraction data were refined by the Rietveld method. Scanning electron microscopy on sintered compacts detected abnormal crystal growth and grain sizes in the range of about 1 μm up to 10 μm when the dopant concentration is 6.7 at. %. Impedance measurements exhibited that ferroelectric to paraelectric phase-transition temperature shifted to lower values as increasing rare-earth content. (Ba 1- yLn 2 y/3 )Zr 0.09Ti 0.91O 3 system showed a diffuse phase transition with a relaxor-like ferroelectric behaviour. Furthermore, the dielectric constant was enhanced with respect to non-doped BZT system.

  7. A Novel Liquid-Liquid Transition in Undercooled Ti-Zr-Ni Liquids

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    Lee, G. W.; Gangopadhyay, A. K.; Kelton, K. F.; Bradshaw, R. C.; Hyers, R. W.; Rathz, T. J.; Rogers, J. R.

    2004-01-01

    If crystallization can be avoided, liquids enter a metastable (undercooled) state below their equilibrium liquidus temperatures, T(sub l), finally 'freezing' into a glass below a characteristic temperature called the glass transition temperature, T(sub g). In rare cases, the undercooled liquid may undergo a liquid-liquid phase transition (liquid polymorphism) before entering the glassy state. This has been suggested from experimental studies of H2O and Si. Such phase transitions have been predicted in some stable liquids, ie. above T(sub l) at atmospheric pressure, for SiO2 and BeF2, but these have not been verified experimentally. They have been observed in liquids of P, Si and C, but only under high pressure. In this letter we present the first experimental evidence for a phase transition in a low viscosity metallic liquid that is driven by an approach to a constant entropy configuration state and correlated with a growing icosahedral order in the liquid. A maximum in the specific heat at constant pressure, similar to what is normally observed near T(sub g), is reported for undercooled liquids of quasicrystal-forming Ti-Zr-Ni alloys. A two-state excitation model that includes cooperativity by incorporating a temperature-dependent excitation energy, fits the specific heat data well, signaling a phase transition. An inflection in the liquid density with decreasing temperature instead of a discontinuity indicates that this is not a typical first order phase transition; it could be a weakly first order or higher order transition. While showing many similarities to a glass transition, this liquid-liquid phase transition occurs in a mobile liquid, making it novel.

  8. Containerless measurements of thermophysical properties of Zr54Ti8Cu20Al10Ni8.

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    Bradshaw, R C; Warren, M E; Rogers, J R; Rathz, T J; Gangopadhyay, A K; Kelton, K F; Hyers, R W

    2006-09-01

    High-temperature measurement and study of reactive materials can be difficult with conventional processing methods because contamination from the measuring apparatus and container walls can adversely affect measurements. Containerless processing techniques can be employed to isolate samples from their environment, reducing contamination. Benefits of containerless processing include reduction in heterogeneous nucleation sites, which in turn delays the onset of solidification and allows the study of meta-stable undercooled phases. However, property measurements must use noncontact methods as well. Fortunately, several optical-based methods have been developed and successfully employed to measure thermophysical properties, including surface tension, viscosity, density, and thermal expansion. Combining these techniques with the electrostatic levitator (ESL) located at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has resulted in an excellent facility to perform containerless material studies which support microgravity flight projects. Currently, studies of the thermophysical properties of liquid quasi-crystal forming and related alloys ranging from superheated to deeply undercooled states are being done with this facility in support of the NASA-funded flight project Quasi-crystalline Undercooled Alloys for Space Investigation (QUASI). While the primary purpose of these measurements is to support planned flight experiments, they are also a desirable resource for future manufacturing considerations and for fundamental insight in the physics of icosahedral ordering in liquids and solids. Presented here is an overview of the contactless measuring methods for surface tension, viscosity, density, and thermal expansion applied to Zr54Ti8Cu20Al10Ni8, for the superheated and meta-stable undercooled liquid phases, in support of QUASI. PMID:17124115

  9. Properties of the Ti40Zr10Cu36Pd14 BMG Modified by Sn and Nb Additions

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    Sypien, Anna; Stoica, Mihail; Czeppe, Tomasz

    2016-03-01

    The results of investigation of the influence of additions of 2 and 3 at.% of Sn and simultaneously of Sn and 3 at.% Nb on microstructure and properties of the bulk metallic glasses of composition (Ti40Cu36- x Zr10Pd14Sn x )100- y Nb y are reported. It was found that the additions of Sn increased the temperatures of glass transition (T g), primary crystallization (T x ), melting, and liquidus as well as supercooled liquid range (Δ T) and glass forming ability (GFA). The nanohardness and elastic modulus decreased in alloys with 2 and 3 at.% Sn additions, revealing similar values. The 3 at.% Nb addition to the Sn-containing amorphous phase decreased as well all the T g, T x , T L, and T m temperatures as Δ T and GFA; however, relatively larger values of this parameters in alloys containing larger Sn content were preserved. In difference to the previously published results, in the case of the amorphous alloys containing small Nb and Sn additions, a noticeable amount of the quenched-in crystalline phases was not confirmed, at least of the micrometric sizes. In the case of the alloys containing Sn or both Sn and Nb, two slightly different amorphous phase compositions were detected, suggesting separation in the liquid phase. Phase composition of the alloys determined after amorphous phase crystallization was similar for all compositions. The phases Cu8Zr3, CuTiZr, and Pd3Zr were mainly identified in the proportions dependent on the alloy compositions.

  10. Newly developed Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta-Si-Fe biomedical beta titanium alloys with increased strength and enhanced biocompatibility.

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    Kopova, Ivana; Stráský, Josef; Harcuba, Petr; Landa, Michal; Janeček, Miloš; Bačákova, Lucie

    2016-03-01

    Beta titanium alloys are promising materials for load-bearing orthopaedic implants due to their excellent corrosion resistance and biocompatibility, low elastic modulus and moderate strength. Metastable beta-Ti alloys can be hardened via precipitation of the alpha phase; however, this has an adverse effect on the elastic modulus. Small amounts of Fe (0-2 wt.%) and Si (0-1 wt.%) were added to Ti-35Nb-7Zr-6Ta (TNZT) biocompatible alloy to increase its strength in beta solution treated condition. Fe and Si additions were shown to cause a significant increase in tensile strength and also in the elastic modulus (from 65 GPa to 85 GPa). However, the elastic modulus of TNZT alloy with Fe and Si additions is still much lower than that of widely used Ti-6Al-4V alloy (115 GPa), and thus closer to that of the bone (10-30 GPa). Si decreases the elongation to failure, whereas Fe increases the uniform elongation thanks to increased work hardening. Primary human osteoblasts cultivated for 21 days on TNZT with 0.5Si+2Fe (wt.%) reached a significantly higher cell population density and significantly higher collagen I production than cells cultured on the standard Ti-6Al-4V alloy. In conclusion, the Ti-35Nb-7Zr-6Ta-2Fe-0.5Si alloy proves to be the best combination of elastic modulus, strength and also biological properties, which makes it a viable candidate for use in load-bearing implants. PMID:26706526

  11. Comparison of electrode structures and photovoltaic properties of porphyrin-sensitized solar cells with TiO2 and Nb, Ge, Zr-added TiO2 composite electrodes.

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    Imahori, Hiroshi; Hayashi, Shinya; Umeyama, Tomokazu; Eu, Seunghun; Oguro, Akane; Kang, Soonchul; Matano, Yoshihiro; Shishido, Tetsuya; Ngamsinlapasathian, Supachai; Yoshikawa, Susumu

    2006-12-19

    Electrode structures and photovoltaic properties of porphyrin-sensitized solar cells with TiO2 and Nb-, Ge-, and Zr-added TiO2 composite electrodes were examined to disclose the effects of partial substitution of Ti atom by the other metals in the composite electrodes. The TiO2 and Nb-, Ge-, and Zr-added TiO2 composite electrodes were prepared by sol-gel process using laurylamine hydrochloride as a template for the formation of micellar precursors yielding well-defined mesoporous nanocrystalline structures, as in the cases of the formation of silica and titania tubules and nanoparticles by the templating mechanism. The TiO2 and Nb-, Ge-, and Zr-added TiO2 composite electrodes were characterized by transmission electron microscopy, BET surface area analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, Raman spectroscopy, and impedance measurements. The TiO2 anatase nanocrystalline structure is retained after doping a small amount (5 mol %) of Nb, Ge, or Zr into the TiO2 structure, suggesting the homogeneous distribution of the doped metals with replacing Ti atom by the doped metal. The power conversion efficiency of the porphyrin-sensitized solar cells increases in the order Zr-added TiO2 (0.8%) < Nb-added TiO2 (1.2%) < TiO2 (2.0%) < Ge-added TiO2 cells (2.4%) under the same conditions. The improvement of cell performance of the Ge-added TiO2 cell results from the negative shift of the conduction band of the Ge-added TiO2 electrode. The Ge-added TiO2 cell exhibited a maximum power conversion efficiency of 3.5% when the porphyrin was adsorbed onto the surface of the Ge-added TiO2 electrode with a thickness of 4 microm in MeOH for 1 h. PMID:17154633

  12. Effect of Cr, Ti, V, and Zr Micro-additions on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of the Al-Si-Cu-Mg Cast Alloy

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    Shaha, S. K.; Czerwinski, F.; Kasprzak, W.; Friedman, J.; Chen, D. L.

    2016-05-01

    Uniaxial static and cyclic tests were used to assess the role of Cr, Ti, V, and Zr additions on properties of the Al-7Si-1Cu-0.5Mg (wt pct) alloy in as-cast and T6 heat-treated conditions. The microstructure of the as-cast alloy consisted of α-Al, eutectic Si, and Cu-, Mg-, and Fe-rich phases Al2.1Cu, Al8.5Si2.4Cu, Al5.2CuMg4Si5.1, and Al14Si7.1FeMg3.3. In addition, the micro-sized Cr/Zr/Ti/V-rich phases Al10.7SiTi3.6, Al6.7Si1.2TiZr1.8, Al21.4Si3.4Ti4.7VZr1.8, Al18.5Si7.3Cr2.6V, Al7.9Si8.5Cr6.8V4.1Ti, Al6.3Si23.2FeCr9.2V1.6Ti1.3, Al92.2Si16.7Fe7.6Cr8.3V1.8, and Al8.2Si30.1Fe1.6Cr18.8V3.3Ti2.9Zr were present. During solution treatment, Cu-rich phases were completely dissolved, while the eutectic silicon, Fe-, and Cr/Zr/Ti/V-rich intermetallics experienced only partial dissolution. Micro-additions of Cr, Zr, Ti, and V positively affected the alloy strength. The modified alloy in the T6 temper during uniaxial tensile tests exhibited yield strength of 289 MPa and ultimate tensile strength of 342 MPa, being significantly higher than that for the Al-Si-Cu-Mg base. Besides, the cyclic yield stress of the modified alloy in the T6 state increased by 23 pct over that of the base alloy. The fatigue life of the modified alloy was substantially longer than that of the base alloy tested using the same parameters. The role of Cr, Ti, V, and Zr containing phases in controlling the alloy fracture during static and cyclic loading is discussed.

  13. TiO2-ZrO2 affinity chromatography polymeric microchip for phosphopeptide enrichment and separation.

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    Tsougeni, Katerina; Zerefos, Panagiotis; Tserepi, Angeliki; Vlahou, Antonia; Garbis, Spiros D; Gogolides, Evangelos

    2011-09-21

    We fabricated a TiO(2)-ZrO(2) affinity chromatography micro-column on 2 mm PMMA plates, and demonstrated the enrichment and separation of (a) a standard mono- and tetra-phosphopeptide, and (b) phosphopeptides contained in a tryptic digest of β-Casein. The chromatography column consisted of 32 parallel microchannels with common input and output ports and was fabricated by lithography directly on the polymeric substrate followed by plasma etching (i.e. standard MEMS processing) and sealed with lamination. The liquid deposited TiO(2)-ZrO(2) stationary phase was characterized by X-ray diffraction and was found to be mostly TiO(2) and ZrO(2) in crystalline phases. Off-chip UV detection and MALDI MS identification of the separated effluents were used. The chip had a capacity of >1.4 μg (0.7 nmol) of a prototype mono-phosphopeptide and a recovery of 94 ± 3%, and can be used with small samples (less than 0.1 μL depending on the syringe pump used). The chip design allows an expansion of its capacity by means of increasing the number of parallel microchannels at a constant sample volume. Our approach provided an alternative to off-line extraction tips (with typical capacities of 1-2 μg and sample volumes of 1-10 μL), and to on-chip efforts based on packed bed and frit formats. PMID:21796280

  14. Effect of dc bias on pressure-induced depolarization of Pb(Nb ,Zr,Sn,Ti)O3 ceramics

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    Dai, Zhonghua; Xu, Zhuo; Yao, Xi

    2008-02-01

    The polarization and depolarization of antiferroelectric Pb(Nb ,Zr,Sn,Ti)O3 (PNZST) ceramics under a dc bias were studied in a hydraulic pressure from 0to250MPa. It is found that the antiferroelectric ceramic can be induced to a metastable ferroelectric state and that the ceramic at this ferroelectric state can be switched to the antiferroelectric state using hydraulic pressure. The hydraulic pressure to induce the transition from the ferroelectric to the antiferroelectric states increases with the positive and decreases with the negative dc bias. Based on the results, the pressure-electric field phase diagram for polarized PNZST ceramics was established.

  15. Nanoindentation Mechanical Properties of a Bi-phase Cu29Zr32Ti15Al5Ni19 Alloy

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    Pi, JinHong; Wang, ZhangZhong; He, XianCong; Bai, YunQiang

    2016-01-01

    Mechanical properties of cylindrical bi-phasic high-entropy alloy Cu29Zr32Ti15Al5Ni19 (3 mm in diameter) were characterized by nanoindentation test in each phase. The results show that the constituent FCC phase is of low nanohardness (2.35 GPa) and modulus (60.9 GPa), while another constituent phase in the alloy, the HCP phase, shows much higher nanohardness (6.5 GPa) and modulus (115.3 GPa). Creep occurs in both phases during the indentation.

  16. Effect of deformation on corrosion behavior of Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-O alloy

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    Guo, W.Y.; Sun, J. Wu, J.S.

    2009-03-15

    The influence of deformation on the corrosion behavior of a newly developed multifunctional beta titanium alloy Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-O (mol%) in Ringer's solution at 310 K was evaluated using an electron backscatter diffraction technique and electrochemical measurements. The results showed that the effect of deformation on the corrosion resistance of the beta titanium alloy is complicated. Small levels of plastic deformation are detrimental to the corrosion resistance, whereas large deformations tend to eliminate this detrimental effect.

  17. Structure and electrical properties of sputtered TiO2/ZrO2 bilayer composite dielectrics upon annealing in nitrogen.

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    Dong, Ming; Wang, Hao; Ye, Cong; Shen, Liangping; Wang, Yi; Zhang, Jieqiong; Ye, Yun

    2012-01-01

    The high-k dielectric TiO2/ZrO2 bilayer composite film was prepared on a Si substrate by radio frequency magnetron sputtering and post annealing in N2 at various temperatures in the range of 573 K to 973 K. Transmission electron microscopy observation revealed that the bilayer film fully mixed together and had good interfacial property at 773 K. Metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors with high-k gate dielectric TiO2/ZrO2/p-Si were fabricated using Pt as the top gate electrode and as the bottom side electrode. The largest property permittivity of 46.1 and a very low leakage current density of 3.35 × 10-5 A/cm2 were achieved for the sample of TiO2/ZrO2/Si after annealing at 773 K. PMID:22221384

  18. Structure and electrical properties of sputtered TiO2/ZrO2 bilayer composite dielectrics upon annealing in nitrogen

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    2012-01-01

    The high-k dielectric TiO2/ZrO2 bilayer composite film was prepared on a Si substrate by radio frequency magnetron sputtering and post annealing in N2 at various temperatures in the range of 573 K to 973 K. Transmission electron microscopy observation revealed that the bilayer film fully mixed together and had good interfacial property at 773 K. Metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors with high-k gate dielectric TiO2/ZrO2/p-Si were fabricated using Pt as the top gate electrode and as the bottom side electrode. The largest property permittivity of 46.1 and a very low leakage current density of 3.35 × 10-5 A/cm2 were achieved for the sample of TiO2/ZrO2/Si after annealing at 773 K. PMID:22221384

  19. Ab initio calculations and analysis of chemical bonding in SrTiO3 and SrZrO3 cubic crystals

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    Evarestov, R. A.; Tupitsyn, I. I.; Bandura, A. V.; Alexandrov, V. E.

    The possibility of the different first-principles methods to describe the chemical bonding in SrTiO3 and SrZrO3 cubic crystals is investigated. The local properties of the electronic structure (atomic charges, bond orders, atomic delocalization indexes, and polarization fractions) were calculated with different methods: traditional Mulliken population analysis in LCAO calculations, two projection techniques in plane-wave (PW) calculations, population analysis based on Wannier-type atomic orbitals, and chemical bonding analysis based on the localized Wannier functions for occupied (valence band) LCAO states. All the techniques considered except the traditional Mulliken analysis demonstrate that the ionicity of chemical bonding in SrZrO3 is larger than in SrTiO3, in agreement with the Zr and Ti electronegativities relation and the relative bandgaps observed.

  20. Ab initio investigation of phase stability of Y2Ti2O7 and Y2Zr2O7 under high pressure

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    Xiao, Haiyan Y.; Gao, Fei; Weber, William J.

    2009-12-31

    The phase stabilities of Y2Ti2O7 and Y2Zr2O7 under high pressure were investigated by ab initio methods. Pyrochlore-structured Y2Ti2O7 and defect-fluorite Y2Zr2O7 exhibit different responses to high pressure. Both the defect-fluorite and defect-cotunnite structures are energetically more stable at high pressure in Y2Ti2O7, but comparison with experimental results suggest that only the transformation to the defect-fluorite structure is kinetically favored. For Y2Zr2O7, the defect-fluorite phase should undergo a structural transformation to the defect-cotunnite state under high pressure.

  1. Synthesis and Structures of the New Group IV Chalcogenides NaCuTiS 3 and NaCuZr Q3 ( Q = S, Se, Te)

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    Mansuetto, Michael F.; Keane, Patricia M.; Ibers, James A.

    1993-08-01

    The new compounds NaCuTiS 3 and NaCuZr Q3 ( Q = S, Se, Te) have been synthesized through reaction of the elements with a Na 2Qn flux. The compounds NaCuTiS 3, NaCuZrSe 3, and NaCuZrTe 3 crystallize in space group D162h- Pnma of the orthorhombic system with four formula units in cells of dimensions a = 12.738(10), b = 3.554(3), c = 9.529(8) Å for NaCuTiS 3; a = 13.392(5), b = 3,833(1), c = 10.250(4) Å for NaCuZrSe 3; a = 14.34(4), b = 4.06(1), c = 10.93(3) Å for NaCuZrTe 3 ( T = 113 K). NaCuZrS 3 crystallizes in space group D172h - Cmcm of the orthorhombic system with four formula units in a cell of dimensions a = 3.688(1), b = 12.838(5), c = 9.726(3) Å. The structures of all four compounds have been determined by single-crystal X-ray methods. The structures are composed of 2∞[Cu MQ-3] ( M = Ti, Q = S; M = Zr, Q = S, Se, Te) layers separated by Na + cations. The Cu atoms are tetrahedrally coordinated and the M atoms are octahedrally coordinated. NaCuZrS 3 is isostructural with the recently reported series of compounds KCuZrQ 3 ( Q = S, Se, Te). NaCuTiS 3, NaCuZrSe 3, and NaCuZrTe 3 represent a new structure type with the 2∞ [Cu MQ-3] layer being composed of alternating pairs of Cu Q4 tetrahedra and M Q6 octahedra in the [001] direction. The Na 1 cations are coordinated by seven chalcogen atoms in a monocapped trigonal prismatic arrangement.

  2. Effect of ZrO2 particle on the performance of micro-arc oxidation coatings on Ti6Al4V

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    Li, Hong; Sun, Yezi; Zhang, Jin

    2015-07-01

    This paper investigates the effect of ZrO2 particle on the oxidation resistance and wear properties of coatings on a Ti6Al4V alloy generated using the micro-arc oxidation (MAO) technique. Different concentrations micron ZrO2 particles were added in phosphate electrolyte and dispersed by magnetic stirring apparatus. The composition of coating was characterized using X-ray diffraction and energy dispersive spectrum, and the morphology was examined using SEM. The high temperature oxidation resistance of the coating sample at 700 °C was investigated. Sliding wear behaviour was tested by a wear tester. The results showed that the coating consisted of ZrTiO4, ZrO2, TiO2. With ZrO2 particle addition, the ceramic coating's forming time reduced by the current dynamic curve. It was shown that the addition of ZrO2 particles (3 g/L, 6 g/L) expressed an excellent oxidation resistance at 700 °C and wear resistance.

  3. Properties of the ZrO2 and TiO2 coatings deposited by plasma-assisted arc spraying onto an E110 zirconium alloy

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    Chernov, I. P.; Berezneeva, E. V.; Pushilina, N. S.; Kudiyarov, V. N.; Koval', N. N.; Krysina, O. V.; Shugurov, V. V.; Ivanova, S. V.; Nikolaeva, A. N.

    2015-02-01

    The structure, the physicomechanical properties, and the hydrogen penetration in the volume of an E110 alloy with a ZrO2 or TiO2 coating deposited by a vacuum-arc plasma-assisted method are studied. These coatings increase the wear resistance, the hardness, and the adhesion properties of the zirconium alloy. The ZrO2 coating is found to decrease the rate of hydrogen absorption by a Zr-1% Nb alloy as compared to the initial material at a hydrogenation temperature of 450°C.

  4. Temperature-dependent local structural properties of redox Pt nanoparticles on TiO2 and ZrO2 supports

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    Jeong, Eun -Suk; Park, Chang -In; Jin, Zhenlan; Hwang, In -Hui; Son, Jae -Kwan; Kim, Mi -Young; Choi, Jae -Soon; Han, Sang -Wook

    2015-01-21

    This paper examined the local structural properties of Pt nanoparticles on SiO2, TiO2–SiO2, and ZrO2–SiO2 supports to better understand the impact of oxide-support type on the performance of Pt-based catalysts. In situ X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements were taken for the Pt L3-edge in a temperature range from 300 to 700 K in He, H2, and O2 gas environments. The XAFS measurements demonstrated that Pt atoms were highly dispersed on TiO2–SiO2 and ZrO2–SiO2 forming pancake-shaped nanoparticles, whereas Pt atoms formed larger particles of hemispherical shapes on SiO2 supports. Contrary to the SiO2 case, the coordination numbers for Pt, Ti, and Zr around Pt atoms on the TiO2–SiO2 and ZrO2–SiO2 supports were nearly constant from 300 to 700 K under the different gas environments. These results are consistent with the improvements in thermal stability of Pt nanoparticles achieved by incorporating TiO2 or ZrO2 on the surface of SiO2 supports. XAFS analysis further indicated that the enhanced dispersion and stability of Pt were a consequence of the strong metal support interaction via Pt–Ti and Pt–Zr bonds.

  5. Temperature-dependent local structural properties of redox Pt nanoparticles on TiO2 and ZrO2 supports

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    Jeong, Eun -Suk; Park, Chang -In; Jin, Zhenlan; Hwang, In -Hui; Son, Jae -Kwan; Kim, Mi -Young; Choi, Jae -Soon; Han, Sang -Wook

    2015-01-21

    This paper examined the local structural properties of Pt nanoparticles on SiO2, TiO2–SiO2, and ZrO2–SiO2 supports to better understand the impact of oxide-support type on the performance of Pt-based catalysts. In situ X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements were taken for the Pt L3-edge in a temperature range from 300 to 700 K in He, H2, and O2 gas environments. The XAFS measurements demonstrated that Pt atoms were highly dispersed on TiO2–SiO2 and ZrO2–SiO2 forming pancake-shaped nanoparticles, whereas Pt atoms formed larger particles of hemispherical shapes on SiO2 supports. Contrary to the SiO2 case, the coordination numbers for Pt, Ti,more » and Zr around Pt atoms on the TiO2–SiO2 and ZrO2–SiO2 supports were nearly constant from 300 to 700 K under the different gas environments. These results are consistent with the improvements in thermal stability of Pt nanoparticles achieved by incorporating TiO2 or ZrO2 on the surface of SiO2 supports. XAFS analysis further indicated that the enhanced dispersion and stability of Pt were a consequence of the strong metal support interaction via Pt–Ti and Pt–Zr bonds.« less

  6. Room-temperature poling of PbTiO3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 sol–gel composite films by pulse discharge

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    Kouyama, Hikaru; Kibe, Taiga; Fujimoto, Shota; Namihira, Takao; Kobayashi, Makiko

    2016-07-01

    The PbTiO3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PT/PZT) sol–gel composite is a promising piezoelectric material because of its high piezoelectricity and temperature stability up to 360 °C. However, the poling of PT/PZT required high temperature owing to the high coercive field of PT, which made the poling of PT/PZT troublesome. In this research, conventional DC corona poling and pulse discharge at room temperature were attempted for PT/PZT samples. As a result, PT/PZT poled by pulse discharge generation at room temperature showed comparable ultrasonic responses to that poled by DC corona discharge generation at a high temperature. Therefore, room-temperature poling of PT/PZT was successfully carried out by pulse discharge, and poling time was markedly reduced from ∼15 min to 15 s.

  7. Large electrical manipulation of permittivity in BaTiO{sub 3} and Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} bimorph heterostructure

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    Ci, Penghong; Liu, Guoxi; Dong, Shuxiang; Zhang, Li

    2014-08-18

    We report a strain-mediated electric field manipulation of permittivity in BaTiO{sub 3} (barium titanate, BT) ceramic by a Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) bimorph. This BT/PZT heterostructure exhibited a relatively large permittivity tunability of BT up to ±10% in a wide frequency range under an electric field of ±4 kV/cm applied to the PZT bimorph. The permittivity tunability is attributed to the strain in BT produced by the PZT bimorph. Calculations of the relationship between permittivity and applied electric field were developed, and corresponded well with measurements. The BT/PZT heterostructure has potential for applications in broadband field tunable smart electronic devices.

  8. High-temperature-immersion ultrasonic probe without delay line using PbTiO3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ultrasonic transducer

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    Kibe, Taiga; Inoue, Takuo; Namihira, Takao; Kobayashi, Makiko

    2015-07-01

    The behavior of a high-temperature-immersion ultrasonic probe without a delay line using a PbTiO3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PT/PZT) ultrasonic transducer was investigated empirically. A ∼100-µm-thick PT/PZT film was fabricated on a 200-µm-thick stainless steel substrate. After PT/PZT film fabrication, the substrate was bonded to a stainless steel pipe using a high-temperature waterproof adhesive material. The probe was tested in a water bath from room temperature to 100 °C for system verification. During three thermal cycles, the ultrasonic echoes had a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and reasonable repeatability. After that, the same probe was verified by testing it in the silicone oil from room temperature to 200 °C. The test was also repeated three times and the probe successfully demonstrated high-temperature durability, a high SNR, and repeatability throughout the experiments.

  9. Matrix Infrared Spectra and Quantum Chemical Calculations of Ti, Zr, and Hf Dihydride Phosphinidene and Arsinidene Molecules.

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    Andrews, Lester; Cho, Han-Gook

    2016-09-01

    Laser ablated Ti, Zr, and Hf atoms react with phosphine during condensation in excess argon or neon at 4 K to form metal hydride insertion phosphides (H2P-MH) and metal dihydride phosphinidenes (HP═MH2) with metal phosphorus double bonds, which are characterized by their intense metal-hydride stretching frequencies. Both products are formed spontaneously on annealing the solid matrix samples, which suggests that both products are relaxed from the initial higher energy M-PH3 intermediate complex, which is not observed. B3LYP (DFT) calculations show that these phosphinidenes are strongly agostic with acute H-P═M angles in the 60° range, even smaller than those for the analogous methylidenes (carbenes) (CH2═MH2) and in contrast to the almost linear H-N═Ti subunit in the imines (H-N═TiH2). Comparison of calculated agostic and terminal bond lengths and covalent bond radii for HP═TiH2 with computed bond lengths for Al2H6 finds that these strong agostic Ti-H bonds are 18% longer than single covalent bonds, and the bridged bonds in dialane are 10% longer than the terminal Al-H single bonds, which show that these agostic bonds can also be considered as bridged bonds. The analogous arsinidenes (HAs═MH2) have 4° smaller agostic angles and almost the same metal-hydride stretching frequencies and double bond orders. Calculations with fixed H-P-Ti and H-As-Ti angles (170.0°) and Cs symmetry find that electronic energies increased by 36 and 44 kJ/mol, respectively, which provide estimates for the agostic/bridged bonding energies. PMID:27558006

  10. Recrystallization temperature influence upon texture evolution of a SPD processed Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr-O alloy

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    Cojocaru, V. D.; Raducanu, D.; Gordin, D. M.; Cinca, I.; Thibon, I.; Caprarescu, A.

    2014-08-01

    The present study investigates the texture features occurred during recrystallization of a Ti-29Nb-9Ta-10Zr-0.2O (wt.%) alloy processed by multi-pass cold-rolling, up to 90% thickness reduction. Data concerning alloy component phases and the lattice parameters of identified phases were obtained and analysed for all thermo-mechanical processing stages. Crystallographic texture changes occurred during alloy thermo-mechanical processing (coldrolling and recrystallization), were investigated using X-ray diffraction; by acquiring the pole figures data of the main β-Ti phase. Data concerning observed texture components and texture fibers was analysed using phi1 - Φ - phi2 Bunge system in phi2 = 0° and 45° sections. The γ textural fiber was analysed for all thermo-mechanical processing stages.

  11. Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 recording media for probe data storage devices prepared by rf magnetron sputtering

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    Hiranaga, Yoshiomi; Cho, Yasuo

    2014-09-01

    Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) thin films for ferroelectric probe data storage technology were studied. (001)-oriented PZT thin films were deposited on SrRuO3/SrTiO3 substrates by rf magnetron sputtering. Dc voltage was applied on the films using a metal-coated tip and the poling region was observed by scanning nonlinear dielectric microscopy (SNDM). The contrasts in the positive and negative poling regions in the SNDM images obtained were improved by using the PZT films after ion-beam irradiation. This suggests that a surface layer of a few nanometers in thickness was formed on the as-grown PZT film and the polarization was not invertible in the surface layer. The deposition condition was examined with focus on deposition temperature. Nanosized domain dots were successfully formed on a PZT film deposited at 550 °C.

  12. Influence of stresses on structure and properties of Ti and Zr- based alloys from first-principles simulations

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    Barannikova, S. A.; Zharmukhambetova, A. M.; Nikonov, A. Yu; Dmitriev, A. V.; Ponomareva, A. V.; Abrikosov, I. A.

    2015-01-01

    Computer simulations in the framework of the Density Functional Theory have become an established tool for computer simulations of materials properties. In most cases, however, information is obtained at ambient conditions, preventing design of materials for applications at extreme conditions. In this work we employ ab initio calculations to investigate the influence of stresses on structure and stability of Ti-Mo and Zr-Nb alloys, an important class of construction materials. Calculations reproduce known phase stability trends in these systems, and we resolve the controversy regarding the stability of body-centered cubic solid solution in Mo-rich Ti-Mo alloys against the isostructural decomposition. Calculated results are explained in terms of the electronic structure effects, as well as in terms of physically transparent thermodynamic arguments that relate phase stability to deviations of concentration dependence of atomic volume from the linear behavior.

  13. Improving High-Temperature Tensile and Low-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Al-Si-Cu-Mg Alloys Through Micro-additions of Ti, V, and Zr

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    Shaha, S. K.; Czerwinski, F.; Kasprzak, W.; Friedman, J.; Chen, D. L.

    2015-07-01

    High-temperature tensile and low-cycle fatigue tests were performed to assess the influence of micro-additions of Ti, V, and Zr on the improvement of the Al-7Si-1Cu-0.5Mg (wt pct) alloy in the as-cast condition. Addition of transition metals led to modification of microstructure where in addition to conventional phases present in the Al-7Si-1Cu-0.5Mg base, new thermally stable micro-sized Zr-Ti-V-rich phases Al21.4Si4.1Ti3.5VZr3.9, Al6.7Si1.2TiZr1.8, Al2.8Si3.8V1.6Zr, and Al5.1Si35.4Ti1.6Zr5.7Fe were formed. The tensile tests showed that with increasing test temperature from 298 K to 673 K (25 °C to 400 °C), the yield stress and tensile strength of the present studied alloy decreased from 161 to 84 MPa and from 261 to 102 MPa, respectively. Also, the studied alloy exhibited 18, 12, and 5 pct higher tensile strength than the alloy A356, 354 and existing Al-Si-Cu-Mg alloy modified with additions of Zr, Ti, and Ni, respectively. The fatigue life of the studied alloy was substantially longer than those of the reference alloys A356 and the same Al-7Si-1Cu-0.5Mg base with minor additions of V, Zr, and Ti in the T6 condition. Fractographic analysis after tensile tests revealed that at the lower temperature up to 473 K (200 °C), the cleavage-type brittle fracture for the precipitates and ductile fracture for the matrix were dominant while at higher temperature fully ductile-type fracture with debonding and pull-out of cracked particles was identified. It is believed that the intermetallic precipitates containing Zr, Ti, and V improve the alloy performance at increased temperatures.

  14. Continuous cross-over from ferroelectric to relaxor state and piezoelectric properties of BaTiO3-BaZrO3-CaTiO3 single crystals

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    Benabdallah, F.; Veber, P.; Prakasam, M.; Viraphong, O.; Shimamura, K.; Maglione, M.

    2014-04-01

    Optimal properties like piezoelectricity can be found in polarizable materials for which the structure changes sharply under small composition variations in the vicinity of their morphotropic phase boundary or the triple point in their isobaric temperature-composition phase diagram. In the latter, lead-free (Ba0.850Ca0.150)(Ti0.900Zr0.100)O3 ceramics exhibit outstanding piezoelectric coefficients. For the first time, we report the growth of piezoelectric lead-free single crystals in the BaTiO3-BaZrO3-CaTiO3 pseudo-ternary system. The stoichiometry control in the CaO-BaO-TiO2-ZrO2 solid solution led to single crystals with various compositions ranging from (Ba0.857Ca0.143)(Ti0.928Zr0.072)O3 to (Ba0.953Ca0.047)(Ti0.427Zr0.573)O3. We evidenced a continuous cross-over from a ferroelectric state at high titanium content to a relaxor one on increasing the zirconium content. Such a property tuning is rather seldom observed in lead-free ferroelectrics and confirms what was already reported for ceramics. Single crystal with (Ba0.838Ca0.162)(Ti0.854Zr0.146)O3 composition, which has been grown and oriented along [001] crystallographic direction, displayed electromechanical coefficients d31 and k31 of 93 pC.N-1 and 0.18, respectively, near the room temperature (T = 305 K).

  15. Continuous cross-over from ferroelectric to relaxor state and piezoelectric properties of BaTiO{sub 3}-BaZrO{sub 3}-CaTiO{sub 3} single crystals

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    Benabdallah, F.; Veber, P. Prakasam, M.; Viraphong, O.; Maglione, M.; Shimamura, K.

    2014-04-14

    Optimal properties like piezoelectricity can be found in polarizable materials for which the structure changes sharply under small composition variations in the vicinity of their morphotropic phase boundary or the triple point in their isobaric temperature-composition phase diagram. In the latter, lead-free (Ba{sub 0.850}Ca{sub 0.150})(Ti{sub 0.900}Zr{sub 0.100})O{sub 3} ceramics exhibit outstanding piezoelectric coefficients. For the first time, we report the growth of piezoelectric lead-free single crystals in the BaTiO{sub 3}-BaZrO{sub 3}-CaTiO{sub 3} pseudo-ternary system. The stoichiometry control in the CaO-BaO-TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} solid solution led to single crystals with various compositions ranging from (Ba{sub 0.857}Ca{sub 0.143})(Ti{sub 0.928}Zr{sub 0.072})O{sub 3} to (Ba{sub 0.953}Ca{sub 0.047})(Ti{sub 0.427}Zr{sub 0.573})O{sub 3}. We evidenced a continuous cross-over from a ferroelectric state at high titanium content to a relaxor one on increasing the zirconium content. Such a property tuning is rather seldom observed in lead-free ferroelectrics and confirms what was already reported for ceramics. Single crystal with (Ba{sub 0.838}Ca{sub 0.162})(Ti{sub 0.854}Zr{sub 0.146})O{sub 3} composition, which has been grown and oriented along [001] crystallographic direction, displayed electromechanical coefficients d{sub 31} and k{sub 31} of 93 pC.N{sup −1} and 0.18, respectively, near the room temperature (T = 305 K)

  16. Photocatalytic Hydrogen Formation from Ammonia in an Aqueous Solution Over Pt-Enriched TiO2-ZrO2 Photocatalyst.

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    Sihor, Marcel; Kočí, Kamila; Matĕjová, Lenka; Reli, Martin; Ambrožová, Nela; Pavlovský, Jiří; Capek, Libor; Obalová, Lucie

    2015-09-01

    The aim of this study was to remove ammonia from an aqueous solution by its decomposition to valuable products such as H2 and harmless N2 under UV light. The decomposition of ammonia by photocatalytic process represents an emerging and interesting way of its removal since beside the need of its reduction from the drinking and wastewaters with the respect to its negative impact on human and mammals health, it can lead to generation of hydrogen as an alternative fuel. A laboratory-synthesized Pt/TiO2-ZrO2 photocatalyst was studied and its photocatalytic activity was compared with the activity of commercial TiO2 Evonik P25. The Pt/TiO2-ZrO2 photocatalyst was prepared by combining a sol-gel process controlled within reverse micelles of nonionic surfactant Triton X-114 in cyclohexane, impregnation under vacuum and calcination. Explored photocatalysts were characterized by organic elementary analysis, nitrogen physisorption, XRD, FESEM and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The real platinum content in the Pt/TiO2-ZrO2 photocatalyst was determined by ICP-MS. The photocatalytic decomposition of ammonia was investigated in the time range of 0-12 h. During the first two hours the generation of hydrogen was almost negligible. The generation of hydrogen increased after 4 h of irradiation. Based on time dependences of ammonia decomposition the kinetic rate constants for Pt/TiO2-ZrO2 and TiO2 Evonik P25 photocatalysts were calculated. The ammonia photocatalytic decomposition was described well by the first order kinetic equation. The photocatalytic ammonia decomposition over the platinized TiO2-ZrO2 photocatalyst was proving 2 times higher photocatalytic performance than Evonik P25 (1241 μmol/g(cat) and 665 μmol/g(cat), respectively). PMID:26716252

  17. Anion Exchange Behavior Of Ti, Zr, Hf, Nb And Ta As Homologues Of Rf And Db In Mixed HF--Acetone Solutions

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    Aksenov, N. V.; Bozhikov, G. A.; Starodub, G. Ya.; Dmitriev, S. N.; Filosofov, D. V.; Sun Jin, Jon; Radchenko, V. I.; Lebedev, N. A.; Novgorodov, A. F.

    2010-04-30

    We studied in detail the sorption behavior of Ti, Zr, Hf, Nb and Ta on AG 1 anion exchange resin in HF-acetone mixed solutions as a function of organic cosolvent and acid concentrations. Anion exchange behavior was found to be strongly acetone concentration dependent. The distribution coefficients of Ti, Zr, Hf and Nb increased and those of Ta decreased with increasing content of acetone in HF solutions. With increasing HF concentration anion exchange equilibrium analysis indicated the formation of fluoride complexes of group 4 elements with charge-3 and Ta---2. For Nb the slope of-2 increased up to-5. Optimal conditions for separation of the elements using AIX chromatography were found. Group 4 elements formed MF{sub 7}{sup 3-} (M = Ti, Zr, Hf) complexes whose sorption decreased Ti>Hf>Zr in reverse order of complex stability. This fact is of particular interest for studying ion exchange behavior of Rf compared to Ti. The advantages of studying chemical properties of Rf and Db in aqueous HF solutions mixed with organic solvents are briefly discussed.

  18. Comparison of Ti-Zr-V nonevaporable getter films deposited using alloy or twisted wire sputter-targets

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    Valizadeh, R.; Malyshev, O. B.; Colligon, J. S.; Hannah, A.; Vishnyakov, V. M.

    2010-11-15

    A comparison of the performance of nonevaporable getter (NEG) films deposited using two different types of targets has been made to find the one that has the best pumping properties. For the first time, the NEG coating was deposited using a preformed Ti-Zr-V alloy target. The NEG film characterization and pumping properties have been studied in comparison with a film deposited using the commonly used three-wire twisted target. It was demonstrated that the alloy target produces a NEG coating with uniform composition both laterally and in depth. The composition of the film was found to be the same as the target. Film topography and microstructure with 5 nm grain sizes were found to be the same for both targets. The main result is that the activation temperature of the NEG coating deposited using the Ti-Zr-V alloy target is 160 deg. C, which is 20 deg. C lower than for NEG coatings deposited using three twisted wires.

  19. Characterization and Evaluation of Ti-Zr-V Non-evaporable Getter Films Used in Vacuum Systems

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    Ferreira, M. J.; Seraphim, R. M.; Ramirez, A. J.; Tabacniks, M. H.; Nascente, P. A. P.

    Among several methods used to obtain ultra-high vacuum (UHV) for particles accelerators chambers, it stands out the internal coating with metallic films capable of absorbing gases, called NEG (non-evaporable getter). Usually these materials are constituted by elements of great chemical reactivity and solubility (such as Ti, Zr, and V), at room temperature for oxygen and other gases typically found in UHV, such as H2, CO, and CO2. Gold and ternary Ti-Zr-V films were produced by magnetron sputtering, and their composition, structure, morphology, and aging characteristics were characterized by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission gun sc anning electronmicroscopy (FEG-SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The comparison between the produced films and commercial samples indicated that the desirable characteristics depend on the nanometric structure of the films and that this structure is sensitive to the heat treatments.

  20. Simple Ru electrode scheme for ferroelectric (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 capacitors directly on silicon

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    Bandaru, Jordana; Sands, Timothy; Tsakalakos, Loucas

    1998-07-01

    A two-step process consisting of low temperature growth followed by rapid thermal annealing is demonstrated for Ru/(Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 (PLZT)/Ru ferroelectric capacitors directly on silicon. PLZT is a promising material for Gbit-scale ferroelectric memories, but its growth on silicon has proved challenging. The two-step process is designed to enable nucleation of perovskite phase PLZT while limiting diffusion which often leads to device failure. Minimization of stress and interdiffusion during film growth were necessary to optimize the remanent polarization. (Pb-4%La)(Zr0.3Ti0.7)O3 capacitors with remanent polarizations up to 17 μC/cm2 were grown on Ru/Si at 400 °C and 50 mTorr O2 using pulsed laser deposition. Direct high temperature growth (>600 °C) was not possible due to interface reactions, and film cracking was observed at low temperatures as well as at high and low oxygen pressures.

  1. Evidence of heterogeneous substructure development during primary creep of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo

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    Hayes, R.W.; Rhodes, C.; London, B.

    1995-03-15

    Preliminary creep tests conducted on the titanium alloy Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo show that both primary creep strain and the minimum strain rate decreases with decreasing volumes of primary alpha phase in the microstructure. This is in agreement with well established trends. The authors have suggested a relationship between the initial dislocation source density and the primary creep behavior and have pointed toward some microstructural variables which may give rise to a high initial dislocation source density. Measurements of anelastic backflow and the characterization of the kinetics of the backflow process indicates that the Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo exhibits very similar behavior to that of pure FCC aluminum, copper and lead. It is suggested that the anelastic backflow provides direct evidence of a heterogeneous substructure and a nonuniform distribution of stresses within the material which drives the backflow process. The backflow process is discussed along the lines of what has been discussed regarding time dependent anelastic backflow in high purity FCC Metals. Finally, the apparent creep activation energy estimated from creep tests at two temperatures at constant initial applied stress indicates that creep under the present experimental conditions is diffusion controlled. At present no specific mechanism can be defined. More definitive and extensive work is planned in order to better address the issues regarding primary creep in titanium alloys.

  2. 3D surface topography study of the biofunctionalized nanocrystalline Ti-6Zr-4Nb/Ca-P

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    Jakubowicz, J.; Adamek, G.; Jurczyk, M.U.; Jurczyk, M.

    2012-08-15

    In this work surface of the sintered Ti-6Zr-4Nb nanocrystalline alloy was electrochemically biofunctionalized. The porous surface was produced by anodic oxidation in 1 M H{sub 3}PO{sub 4} + 2%HF electrolyte at 10 V for 30 min. Next the calcium-phosphate (Ca-P) layer was deposited, onto the formed porous surface, using cathodic potential - 5 V kept for 60 min in 0.042 M Ca(NO{sub 3}){sub 2} + 0.025 M (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}HPO{sub 4} + 0.1 M HCl electrolyte. The deposited Ca-P layer anchored in the pores. The biofunctionalized surface was studied by XRD, SEM and EDS. In vitro tests culture of normal human osteoblast (NHOst) cells showed very good cells proliferation, colonization and multilayering. Using optical profiler, roughness and hybrid 3D surface topography parameters were estimated. Correlation between surface composition, morphology, roughness and biocompatibility results was done. It has been shown by us that surface with appropriate chemical composition and topography, after combined electrochemical anodic and cathodic surface treatment, supports osteoblast adhesion and proliferation. 3D topography measurements using optical profiler play a key role in the biomaterials surface analysis. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Nanocrystalline Ti-6Zr-4Nb/Ca-P material was produced for hard tissue implant applications. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Calcium-phosphate results in surface biofunctionalization. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The biofunctionalized surface shows good in-vitro behavior.

  3. Solid solutions of higher valence actinides in TiO2 and ZrO2-Y2O3

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    Vance, E. R.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Gregg, D. J.; McLeod, T.; Jovanovic, M.

    2015-07-01

    From X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and diffuse reflectance (DR) spectroscopic studies, it was found that approximately 0.03 formula units (f.u.) of mixed hexavalent and pentavalent U, but <0.001 f.u. of Pu or Np, can be dilutely incorporated into the Ti site of rutile, TiO2, sintered at 1400 °C in air. The valence of 0.01 f.u. of U in Zr(1-x)YxO2-x/2 (x = 0.23-0.5) fired in air is also between +5 and +6 based on XANES. The presence of U5+ is confirmed in both rutile and doped zirconia samples by DR spectroscopy. The valence of 0.01 f.u. of Np in Zr(1-x)YxO2-x/2 (x = 0.23-0.5) fired in air is found to be +6 from DR study.

  4. Electron-stimulated desorption from polished and vacuum fired 316LN stainless steel coated with Ti-Zr-Hf-V

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    Malyshev, Oleg B. Valizadeh, Reza; Hogan, Benjamin T.; Hannah, Adrian N.

    2014-11-01

    In this study, two identical 316LN stainless steel tubular samples, which had previously been polished and vacuum-fired and then used for the electron-stimulated desorption (ESD) experiments, were coated with Ti-Zr-Hf-V with different morphologies: columnar and dense. ESD measurement results after nonevaporable getter (NEG) activation to 150, 180, 250, and 350 °C indicated that the values for the ESD yields are significantly (2–20 times) lower than the data from our previous study with similar coatings on nonvacuum-fired samples. Based on these results, the lowest pressure and best long-term performance in particle accelerators will be achieved with a vacuum-fired vacuum chamber coated with dense Ti-Zr-Hf-V coating activated at 180 °C. This is likely due to the following facts: after NEG activation, the hydrogen concentration inside the NEG was lower than in the bulk stainless steel substrate; the NEG coating created a barrier for gas diffusion from the sample bulk to vacuum; the dense NEG coating performed better as a barrier than the columnar NEG coating.

  5. Enhancement of the electrochemical behaviour and biological performance of Ti-25Ta-5Zr alloy by thermo-mechanical processing.

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    Cimpean, Anisoara; Vasilescu, Ecaterina; Drob, Paula; Cinca, Ion; Vasilescu, Cora; Anastasescu, Mihai; Mitran, Valentina; Drob, Silviu Iulian

    2014-05-01

    A new Ti-25Ta-5Zr alloy based only on non-toxic and non-allergic elements was elaborated in as-cast and thermo-mechanical processed, recrystallized states (XRD and SEM) in order to be used as candidate material for implant applications. Its long-term interactions with Ringer-Brown and Ringer solutions of different pH values and its cytocompatibility were determined. The thermo-mechanically processed alloy has nobler electrochemical behaviour than as-cast alloy due to finer microstructure obtained after the applied treatment. Corrosion and ion release rates presented the lowest values for the treated alloy. Nyquist and Bode plots displayed higher impedance values and phase angles for the processed alloy, denoting a more protective passive film. SEM micrographs revealed depositions from solutions that contain calcium, phosphorous and oxygen ions (EDX analysis), namely calcium phosphate. An electric equivalent circuit with two time constants was modelled. Cell culture experiments with MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts demonstrated that thermo-mechanically processed Ti-25Ta-5Zr alloy supports a better cell adhesion and spreading, and enhanced cell proliferation. Altogether, these data indicate that thermo-mechanical treatment endows the alloy with improved anticorrosion and biological performances. PMID:24656361

  6. Aging characteristics of the Al-Si-Cu-Mg cast alloy modified with transition metals Zr, V and Ti

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    Czerwinski, F.; Shaha, S. K.; Kasprzak, W.; Friedman, J.; Chen, D. L.

    2016-03-01

    The hypoeutectic Al-7Si-1Cu-0.5Mg base alloy was modified with different contents of Zr, V and Ti. The wedge-shape samples with varying solidification rates during casting were subjected to isochronal aging at temperatures up to 500 °C. Moreover, as-cast and solution treated alloys were subjected to long-term isothermal aging at 150°C. As a reference, the A380 alloy, seen as commercial standard for the automotive application target, was used. The modified alloys exerted different aging characteristics than the A380 grade with higher peak hardness and lower temperature of alloy softening. Besides, the influence of the applied solidification rates on hardness after aging was less pronounced in modified alloys than in the A380 grade. For three combinations of Zr, V and Ti tested with contents of individual elements ranging from 0.14 to 0.47%, no essential differences in aging characteristics were recorded. The results are discussed in terms of the role of chemistry and heat treatment in generating precipitates contributing to the thermal stability of Al based alloys.

  7. Electrochemical and surface analyses of nanostructured Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn alloys in simulated body solution.

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    Li, J; Li, S J; Hao, Y L; Huang, H H; Bai, Y; Hao, Y Q; Guo, Z; Xue, J Q; Yang, R

    2014-06-01

    The use of nanostructuring to improve the stability of passive thin films on biomaterials can enhance their effectiveness in corrosion resistance and reduce the release of ions. The thickness of the ultrathin films that cover Ti and Ti alloys (only several nanometers) has prevented researchers from establishing systematic methods for their characterization. This study employed a multifunctional biomedical titanium alloy Ti-24Nb-4Zr-8Sn (wt.%) as a model material. Coarse-grained (CG) and nanostructured (NS) alloys were analyzed in 0.9% NaCl solution at 37°C. To reveal the details of the passive film, a method of sample preparation producing a passive layer suitable for transmission electron microscope analysis was developed. Electrochemical corrosion behavior was evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization tests and Mott-Schottky measurements. Surface depth chemical profile and morphology evolution were performed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and in situ atomic force microscopy, respectively. A mechanism was proposed on the basis of the point defect model to compare the corrosion resistance of the passive film on NS and CG alloys. Results showed that the protective amorphous film on NS alloy is thicker, denser and more homogeneous with fewer defects than that on CG alloy. The film on NS alloy contains more oxygen and corrosion-resistant elements (Ti and Nb), as well as their suboxides, compared with the film on CG alloy. These characteristics can be attributed to the rapid, uniform growth of the passive film facilitated by nanostructuring. PMID:24583159

  8. Multilevel metal/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/TiOxNy/Si for next generation FeRAM technology node

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    Sharma, Deepak K.; Khosla, Robin; Sharma, Satinder K.

    2015-09-01

    Metal-Ferroelectric-Insulator-Semiconductor (MFIS) thin film capacitors with lead zirconate titanate (Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3) as ferroelectric layer and ultrathin high-κ titanium oxynitride (TiOxNy) as insulating buffer layer on p-Si are fabricated by RF magnetron sputtering for non-volatile multilevel ferroelectric random access memory (FeRAM). Micro Raman analysis of the proposed systems confirmed the existence of most stable tetragonal rutile phase in ultrathin TiOxNy and perovskite phase of PZT thin films. AFM analysis showed that surface roughness of ultrathin TiOxNy and thin PZT films are ∼2.54 nm and ∼1.85 nm, respectively and result the uniform interface between substrate and metal. The maximum C-V memory window of ∼1.25 V was obtained at cyclic sweep voltage of ±6 V and starts to decrease when the sweep voltage exceeds 6 V due to charge injection. The fabricated structure possesses good data retention measured till 1.5 h and high, low capacitance states remain distinguishable even if extrapolated to 15 years. The proposed system exhibited excellent TiOxNy-Si interface, incomparable high breakdown field strength ∼11.15 MV/cm and low leakage current density (J) ∼5 μA/cm2 at +4 V. Thus, Au/PZT/TiOxNy/Si MFIS based FeRAM devices with multilevel operation, high breakdown field and excellent retention are prospective contender for next generation multilevel FeRAM technology node.

  9. Modified surface morphology of a novel Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn titanium alloy via anodic oxidation for enhanced interfacial biocompatibility and osseointegration.

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    Li, Xiang; Chen, Tao; Hu, Jing; Li, Shujun; Zou, Qin; Li, Yunfeng; Jiang, Nan; Li, Hui; Li, Jihua

    2016-08-01

    The Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn titanium alloy (Ti2448) has shown potential for use in biomedical implants, because this alloy possesses several important mechanical properties, such as a high fracture strength, low elastic modulus, and good corrosion resistance. In this study, we aimed to produce a hierarchical nanostructure on the surface of Ti2448 to endow this alloy with favorable biological properties. The chemical composition of Ti2448 (64.0wt% Ti, 23.9wt% Nb, 3.9wt% Zr, and 8.1wt% Sn) gives this material electrochemical properties that lead to the generation of topographical features under standard anodic oxidation. We characterized the surface properties of pure Ti (Ti), nanotube-Ti (NT), Ti2448, and nanotube-Ti2448 (NTi2448) based on surface morphology (scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy), chemical and phase compositions (X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy), and wettability (water contact angle). We evaluated the biocompatibility and osteointegration of implant surfaces by observing the behavior of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) cultured on the surfaces in vitro and conducting histological analysis after in vivo implantation of the modified materials. Our results showed that a hierarchical structure with a nanoscale bone-like layer was achieved along with nanotube formation on the Ti2448 surface. The surface characterization data suggested the superior biocompatibility of the NTi2448 surface in comparison with the Ti, NT, and Ti2448 surfaces. Moreover, the NTi2448 surface showed better biocompatibility for BMSCs in vitro and better osteointegration in vivo. Based on these results, we conclude that anodic oxidation facilitated the formation of a nanoscale bone-like structure and nanotubes on Ti2448. Unlike the modified titanium surfaces developed to date, the NTi2448 surface, which presents both mechanical compatibility and bioactivity, offers excellent biocompatibility and osteointegration, suggesting its potential for

  10. Slip, twinning and transformation in Laves phases. [Ti-TiCr[sub 2]; Fe-ZrFe[sub 2]; Ni-Cu-Mg containing MgNi[sub 2] and MgCu[sub 2

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    Allen, S.M.; Livingston, J.D.

    1993-01-26

    Research was concentrated on two-phase Ti-TiCr[sub 2] alloys, two- phase Fe-ZrFe[sub 2] alloys, and two-phase ternary Ni-Cu-Mg alloys containing MgNi[sub 2] and MgCu[sub 2] phases. Work demonstrated that a variety of room-temperature deformation processes are possible in Laves phases. A strain-induced phase transformation from C36[r arrow]C15 structures is one mechanism for plastic deformation in ZrFe[sub 2]. The C15 structure in TiCr[sub 2] deforms by slip and twinning. The microstructure after indentation of specimens containing C36 phases ZrFe[sub 2] and MgNi[sub 2] indicates that a variety of slip systems operate in this form. 8 figs.

  11. New surface-hardened, low-modulus, corrosion-resistant Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy for total hip arthroplasty.

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    Davidson, J A; Mishra, A K; Kovacs, P; Poggie, R A

    1994-01-01

    To optimize the performance of total hip replacement, scientists and clinicians are seeking new materials and noncemented, press-fit designs that can improve load transfer to the bone and reduce the incidence of loosening and thigh pain. Currently used Co-Cr-Mo alloy has a relatively high elastic modulus (E = 227 GPa), which limits its ability to transfer load to the surrounding bone in the proximal calcar region. Thus to improve load transfer, designs are considered with less cross-sectional area to increase flexibility, but at the expense of fit and fill, and thus stability of the implant within the bone. Should stem loosening occur, the stem stresses may exceed the relatively low fatigue strength of the Co-Cr-Mo alloy and lead to stem breakage. To improve these conditions, lower modulus Ti-6Al-4V alloy (E = 115 GPa) is being used. More recently, a new lower-modulus (E = 79 GPa) Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy has been developed which does not contain any elemental constituents associated with adverse cell response (i.e., Co, Cr, Mo, Ni, Fe, Al, V), and which possesses comparable or superior strength and toughness to existing Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The carefully selected Nb and Zr constituents improve bone biocompatibility and corrosion resistance compared to that of currently used implant metals. Additionally, a unique diffusion hardening (DH) treatment can be conducted during the age-hardening process of this near-beta alloy to produce a hardened surface with abrasion resistance superior to that of Co-Cr-Mo alloy. This also provides an improvement in the micro-fretting tendencies that may occur within femoral head-neck taper regions and modular interfaces of other implant designs. The present study describes the metallurgy and mechanical properties of this unique low modulus Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy, and the heat treatments used to obtain the high strength, corrosion resistance, and surface hardening that renders this biocompatible alloy well-suited for press fit hip replacement

  12. Screening on binary Zr-1X (X = Ti, Nb, Mo, Cu, Au, Pd, Ag, Ru, Hf and Bi) alloys with good in vitro cytocompatibility and magnetic resonance imaging compatibility.

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    Zhou, F Y; Qiu, K J; Li, H F; Huang, T; Wang, B L; Li, L; Zheng, Y F

    2013-12-01

    In this study, the microstructures, mechanical properties, corrosion behaviors, in vitro cytocompatibility and magnetic susceptibility of Zr-1X alloys with various alloying elements, including Ti, Nb, Mo, Cu, Au, Pd, Ag, Ru, Hf and Bi, were systematically investigated to explore their potential use in biomedical applications. The experimental results indicated that annealed Zr-1X alloys consisted entirely or primarily of α phase. The alloying elements significantly increased the strength and hardness of pure Zr and had a relatively slight influence on elastic modulus. Ru was the most effective enhancing element and Zr-1Ru alloy had the largest elongation. The results of electrochemical corrosion indicated that adding various elements to Zr improved its corrosion resistance, as indicated by the reduced corrosion current density. The extracts of the studied Zr-1X alloys produced no significant deleterious effects on osteoblast-like cells (MG 63), indicating good in vitro cytocompatibility. All except for Zr-1Ag alloy showed decreased magnetic susceptibility compared to pure Zr, and Zr-1Ru alloy had the lowest magnetic susceptibility value, being comparable to that of α' phase Zr-Mo alloy and Zr-Nb alloy and far lower than that of Co-Cr alloy and Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Among the experimental Zr-1X alloys, Zr-1Ru alloy possessing high strength coupled with good ductility, good in vitro cytocompatibility and low magnetic susceptibility may be a good candidate alloy for medical devices within a magnetic resonance imaging environment. PMID:23928334

  13. Electrochemical properties of melt spun Si-Cu-Ti-Zr-Ni alloy powders for the anode of Li-ion batteries

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    Bae, Seong Min; Sohn, Keun Yong; Park, Won-Wook

    2014-07-01

    The Si-Cu-Ti-Zr-Ni alloys of various compositions were prepared using arc-melting under an argon atmosphere, and the alloys were re-melted several times to ensure chemical homogeneity. The alloyed ingots were melt-spun to produce rapidly solidified ribbons under vacuum in order to prevent oxidation. Finely dispersed silicon particles 50-100 nm in diameter mainly consisting of Cu3Si, NiSi2 and TiSi2 phases were formed in the matrices. The alloy ribbons were then fragmented using ball-milling to produce powders. In order to evaluate the electrochemical properties of the alloys, anode electrodes were fabricated by mixing the active alloy materials (80 wt. %) with Ketjenblack® (2 wt. %) as a conductive material and polyamide imide (PAI, 8 wt. %) binder, and the mixtures were dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone (NMP) and SFG6 (10 wt. %). The anode performances of Si-Cu-Ti-Zr-Ni alloy cells were measured in the range 0.01-1.5 V (versus Li/Li+). The results showed that the Si68(Cu47Ti34Zr11Ni8)32 alloy ribbons had the highest specific discharge capacities, and the Si68(Cu40Ti40Zr10Ni10)32 alloy ribbons had relatively stable electrochemical properties and cycle performances due to the very fine microstructure including partially distributed amorphous phase. The matrix phases of the Si-Cu-Ti-Zr-Ni alloy ribbons effectively accommodated the change in Si particle volume during cycling.

  14. Analysis of structure and P-c-T curve of hydrogenated Ti53Zr27xNi20Pd(x) quasicrystals.

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    Jo, Youngsoo; Lee, Sang-Hwa; Shin, Hong Sik; Kim, Jaeyong

    2013-12-01

    The potential application of TiZrNi quasicrystals was evaluated by measuring the pressure-composition-temperature curves after replacing Zr by Pd to the limit maintaining the host structure for the samples made with Ti53Zr27(-x)Ni20Pd(x), where 0 < or = x < or = 8. The results of X-ray diffraction data revealed that the samples keep the pure quasicrystal structure to the maximum value of x = 8. All diffracted peaks uniformly shifted to the low angle of 2 theta in X-ray diffraction pattern suggesting that hydrogen atoms homogeneously diffuse in the quasicrystals and uniformly expand the quasilattice constants without modification of the structure. After hydrogenation at elevated temperature, the quasi-lattice constants increased from 5.12 to 5.34 angstroms for the samples made with x = 0 without appearing an impurity phase. When Zr was replaced by 8 at.% of Pd, the equilibrium vapor pressures significantly increased to 3.41 from 0.41 Torr at 300 degrees C although the total amount of hydrogen decreased as increasing Pd concentration. These results demonstrate that Pd will play a critical role in application for the TiZrNi quasicrystals as hydrogen storage materials. PMID:24266172

  15. Modification of ZnO-TiO{sub 2} high-temperature desulfurization sorbent by ZrO{sub 2} addition

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    Sasaoka, Eiji; Sada, Norimasa; Manabe, Akifumi; Uddin, M.A.; Sakata, Yusaku

    1999-03-01

    To develop a highly reactive and easily regenerable zinc oxide high-temperature desulfurization sorbent, a modification of ZnO-TiO{sub 2} by addition of ZrO{sub 2} was studied. The metal oxides ZnO-TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} were prepared by a coprecipitation method: the amount of ZnO was a fixed 50 mol % of the sample. In this study, it was found that the addition of 5 or 10 mol % ZrO{sub 2} to 50 mol % of ZnO-50 mol % TiO{sub 2} greatly improved the reactivity for H{sub 2}S removal. Furthermore, the addition of ZrO{sub 2} improved its regenerability: the temperature for the regeneration of the sample was decreased to ca. 40 C in the absence of H{sub 2}O and ca. 75 C in the presence of 10% H{sub 2}O by the addition of 10% ZrO{sub 2}.

  16. Enhanced piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties in the BaZrO3 substituted BiFeO3-PbTiO3

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    Fan, Longlong; Chen, Jun; Li, Sha; Kang, Huajun; Liu, Laijun; Fang, Liang; Xing, Xianran

    2013-01-01

    BiFeO3-PbTiO3 (BF-PT) compounds possess very high Curie temperature and tetragonality compared to other PbTiO3-based piezoceramics. The BaZrO3 (BZ), with weakly ferroelectric active cations, was introduced into the BiFeO3-PbTiO3 to reduce the tetragonality (c/a) and improve the piezoelectric property. For the (0.8-x)BiFeO3-0.2BaZrO3-xPbTiO3, the BaZrO3 substitution can effectively decrease the tetragonality (c/a) from 1.18 to 1.02 for those compositions near the morphotropic phase boundary. The piezoelectric property of BiFeO3-PbTiO3 can be much enhanced with an optimal piezoelectric constant ˜270 pC/N with a reduced TC of 270 °C. Both the temperature dependent dielectric properties and polarization loops verified the existence of antiferroelectric relaxor, which was not observed in previous reported BiFeO3-PbTiO3 based materials.

  17. Phase evolution studies in CaZrTi2O7-RE2Ti2O7 (RE = Nd3+, Sm3+) system: Futuristic ceramic host matrices for nuclear waste immobilization

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    Jafar, M.; Achary, S. N.; Tyagi, A. K.

    2014-04-01

    Series of compositions with general stoichiometry as Ca1-xZr1-xRE2xTi2O7 (RE = Nd3+, Sm3+) were prepared by solid state reaction and characterized by powder x-ray diffraction technique to unravel the phase fields in the title systems. The phase fields in CaZrTi2O7-Nd2Ti2O7 and CaZrTi2O7-Sm2Ti2O7 systems differed significantly at the rareearth rich regions. The common phase fields like zirconolite-2M, zirconolite-4M, cubic perovskite are observed at the zirconolite rich regions of both systems. Depending on the structure of RE2Ti2O7 phase, the cubic pyrochlore or monoclinic RE2Ti2O7 phases are observed in the studied system. The observed phase fields in these two systems indicate ionic radius of the rare-earth ion has a dominating role in the phase relations. Further details of the phases and their homogeneity are explained in the text of the manuscript.

  18. Thermal stability of the phase composition, structure, and stressed state of ion-plasma condensates in the Zr-Ti-Si-N system

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    Beresnev, V. M.; Sobol', O. V.; Pogrebnjak, A. D.; Turbin, P. V.; Litovchenko, S. V.

    2010-06-01

    The results of studying the effect of high-tempera ture annealing in vacuum and in air on the phase composition, structure, and stressed state of ion-plasma condensates in the Zr-Ti-Si-N system are reported. In going from air annealing to vacuum annealing, the amount of active oxygen atoms decreases and the phase composition of the condensate remains stable to 1000°C or higher. A change in the crystal phase composition shows up, for the first place, in the crystallization of silicon nitride with the intense formation of hexagonal β-Si3N4 crystallites and also in the feeble formation of ZrO2 dioxide. The latter process does not lead to the decomposition of the (Zr, Ti)N solid solution: it merely increases the partial concentration of the titanium component.

  19. Electrical and dielectric properties of ZnO and CeO{sub 2} doped ZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 6} ceramic

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    George, Aneesh; Thomas, Jijimon K.; John, Annamma; Solomon, Sam

    2014-01-28

    Zirconium oxide (ZrO{sub 2}) and titanium dioxide (TiO{sub 2}) are the important catalyst supports, since it has acidic and basic properties. The intermediate phase zirconium titanate ZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 6}, which is a solid solution with Zr:Ti ratio 1:2 has outstanding dielectric properties. The effects of doping of ZnO and CeO{sub 2} on the dielectric and electrical properties of ZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 6} ceramic are investigated. On adding 0.5 wt% ZnO, the dielectric constant is increased but, on adding CeO{sub 2}, the dielectric constant is decreased. The bulk density of pure sample sintered at 1530 °C is 91% of theoretical density while that of the doped samples sintered at 1450 °C is more than 94% of theoretical density. Scanning electron micrographs reveal that the samples are well sintered with minimum porosity. The semicircle behavior in the Cole-Cole plots at room temperature reveals that the samples are good ionic conductor. The induced impedance is reduced for doped samples and this can be used as a material for electrolyte in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.

  20. Screening of in vitro cytotoxicity, antioxidant potential and bioactivity of nano- and micro-ZrO2 and -TiO2 particles.

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    Karunakaran, Gopalu; Suriyaprabha, Rangaraj; Manivasakan, Palanisamy; Yuvakkumar, Rathinam; Rajendran, Venkatachalam; Kannan, Narayanasamy

    2013-07-01

    Nanometal oxides are used in tissue engineering and implants. The increased use of nanoparticles suggests the need to study their adverse effects on biological systems. The present investigation explores in vitro cytotoxicity, antioxidant potential, and bioactivity of nano- and micro-particles such as zirconia (ZrO2) and titania (TiO2) on biological systems such as National Institute of Health (NIH) 3T3 mouse embryonic fibroblasts cell line, di(phenyl)-(2,4,6-trinitrophenyl) iminoazanium (DPPH) and simulated body fluid (SBF). The cell line viability % indicated that nano ZrO2 and TiO2 were less toxic than microparticles up to 200µgml(-1). DPPH assay revealed that the free radical scavenging potential of tested particles were higher for nano ZrO2 (76.9%) and nano TiO2 (73.3%) at 100mg than that for micron size particles. Calcium deposition percentage of micro- and nano-ZrO2 particles, after SBF study, showed 0.066% and 0.094% respectively, whereas for micro- and nano-TiO2, it was 0.251% and 0.615% respectively. FTIR results showed a good bioactivity through hydroxyapatite formation. The present investigation clearly shows that nanoparticles possess good antioxidant potential and better biocompatibility under in vitro conditions which are dose and size dependent. Hence, cytotoxicity itself is not promising evaluation method for toxicity rather than particles individual characterisation using antioxidant and bioactivity analysis. PMID:23664088

  1. Tribological and corrosion behaviors of warm-and hot-rolled Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys in simulated body fluid conditions.

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    Lee, Taekyung; Mathew, Eshaan; Rajaraman, Santhosh; Manivasagam, Geetha; Singh, Ashok Kumar; Lee, Chong Soo

    2015-01-01

    Development of submicrocrystalline structure in biomedical alloy such as Ti-13Nb-13Zr (in wt%) through warm-rolling process has been found to enhance mechanical properties compared to conventional thermomechanical processing routes including hot-rolling process. The present study investigated the tribological and corrosion behaviors of warm-rolled (WR) and hot-rolled Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys which have not been studied to date. Both tribological and corrosion experiments were carried out in simulated body fluid conditions (Hank's solution at 37°C) based on the fact that the investigated alloys would be used in a human body as orthopedic implants. The WR Ti-13Nb-13Zr demonstrated a submicrocrystalline structure that provided a significant enhancement in hardness, strength, and corrosion resistance. Meanwhile, there was no notable difference in wear resistance between the WR and hot-rolled samples despite the different microstructure and hardness. The present study confirmed the enormous potential of WR Ti-13Nb-13Zr with not only great mechanical properties but also high corrosion resistance in the simulated body fluid. PMID:26491322

  2. Tribological and corrosion behaviors of warm-and hot-rolled Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys in simulated body fluid conditions

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    Lee, Taekyung; Mathew, Eshaan; Rajaraman, Santhosh; Manivasagam, Geetha; Singh, Ashok Kumar; Lee, Chong Soo

    2015-01-01

    Development of submicrocrystalline structure in biomedical alloy such as Ti-13Nb-13Zr (in wt%) through warm-rolling process has been found to enhance mechanical properties compared to conventional thermomechanical processing routes including hot-rolling process. The present study investigated the tribological and corrosion behaviors of warm-rolled (WR) and hot-rolled Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloys which have not been studied to date. Both tribological and corrosion experiments were carried out in simulated body fluid conditions (Hank’s solution at 37°C) based on the fact that the investigated alloys would be used in a human body as orthopedic implants. The WR Ti-13Nb-13Zr demonstrated a submicrocrystalline structure that provided a significant enhancement in hardness, strength, and corrosion resistance. Meanwhile, there was no notable difference in wear resistance between the WR and hot-rolled samples despite the different microstructure and hardness. The present study confirmed the enormous potential of WR Ti-13Nb-13Zr with not only great mechanical properties but also high corrosion resistance in the simulated body fluid. PMID:26491322

  3. A thermal study on the structural changes of bimetallic ZrO2-modified TiO2 nanotubes synthesized using supercritical CO2.

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    Lucky, R A; Charpentier, P A

    2009-05-13

    In this study the thermal behavior of bimetallic ZrO(2)-TiO(2) (10/90 mol/mol) nanotubes are discussed which were synthesized via a sol-gel process in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO(2)). The effects of calcination temperature on the morphology, phase structure, mean crystallite size, specific surface area and pore volume of the nanotubes were investigated by using a variety of physiochemical techniques. We report that SEM and TEM images showed that the nanotubular structure was preserved at up to 800 degrees C calcination temperature. When exposed to higher temperatures (900-1000 degrees C) the ZrO(2)-TiO(2) tubes deformed and the crystallites fused together, forming larger crystallites, and a bimetallic ZrTiO(4) species was detected. These results were further examined using TGA, FTIR, XRD and HRTEM analysis. The BET textural properties demonstrated that the presence of a small amount of Zr in the TiO(2) matrix inhibited the grain growth, stabilized the anatase phase and increased the thermal stability. PMID:19420640

  4. A study on the corrosion and erosion behavior of electroless nickel and TiAlN/ZrN duplex coatings on ductile iron

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    Lin, Chung-Kwei; Hsu, Cheng-Hsun; Cheng, Yin-Hwa; Ou, Keng-Liang; Lee, Sheng-Long

    2015-01-01

    This study utilized electroless nickel (EN) and cathodic arc evaporation (CAE) technologies to deposit protective coatings onto ductile iron. Polarization corrosion tests were performed in 3.5 wt.% sodium chloride, and also erosion tests were carried out by using Al2O3 particles (∼177 μm in size and Mohr 7 scale) of about 5 g. Surface morphologies of the corroded and eroded specimens were observed separately. To further understand the coating effects on both the corrosive and erosive behavior of ductile iron, coating structure, morphology, and adhesion were analyzed using X-ray diffractormeter, scanning electron microscopy, and Rockwell-C indenter, respectively. The results showed that the EN exhibited an amorphous structure while the CAE-TiAlN/ZrN coating was a multilayered nanocrystalline. When the TiAlN/ZrN coated specimen with EN interlayer could effectively increase the adhesion strength between the CAE coating and substrate. Consequently, the combination of TiAlN/ZrN and EN delivered a better performance than did the monolithic EN or TiAlN/ZrN for both corrosion and erosion protection.

  5. Enhancement of the Electrical Properties in BaTiO3/PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 Ferroelectric Superlattices.

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    He, Bin; Wang, Zhanjie

    2016-03-01

    In this study, BaTiO3/Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (BTO/PZT) ferroelectric superlattices have been grown on the Nb-doped SrTiO3 (NSTO) single-crystal substrate by pulsed laser deposition, and their electrical properties were investigated in detail. The leakage current was reduced significantly in the BTO/PZT superlattices, and the conduction mechanism could be interpreted as the bulk-limited mechanism. In addition, a more symmetric hysteresis loop was observed in the BTO/PZT superlattices compared with the pure PZT and BTO films. The BTO/PZT superlattices with the modulation thickness of 9.8 nm showed remarkably improved dielectric properties with dielectric constant and loss of 684 and 0.02, respectively, measured at the frequency of 10 kHz. Based on these experimental results, it can be considered that the BTO/PZT interfaces play a very important role for the enhanced electrical properties of the BTO/PZT superlattices. PMID:26913563

  6. Crystal chemistry of the G-phases in the {l_brace}Ti, Zr, Hf{r_brace}-Ni-Si systems

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    Grytsiv, A.; Chen Xingqiu; Rogl, P. Podloucky, R.; Schmidt, H.; Giester, G.; Pomjakushin, V.

    2007-02-15

    Ternary compounds M{sub 6}Ni{sub 16}Si{sub 7} (M=Ti, Zr, Hf) have been investigated by X-ray powder/single crystal and neutron powder diffraction. Compounds with Zr and Hf crystallize in the ordered Th{sub 6}Mn{sub 23} type (Mg{sub 6}Cu{sub 16}Si{sub 7}-type, space group Fm3-bar m), whereas Ti{sub 6}Ni{sub 16.7}Si{sub 7} contains an additional Ni atom partially occupying the 24e site (M2 site, x=0.4637,0,0; occ.=0.119) inside a Ti octahedron; Ti atoms occupy a split position. Ti{sub 6}Ni{sub 16.7}Si{sub 7} represents a new variant of the filled Th{sub 6}Mn{sub 23} type structure. Ab initio calculations confirm the structural difference: additional Ni atoms favour the 24e site for Ti{sub 6}Ni{sub 16.7}Si{sub 7}, however, for the Zr and Hf-based compounds the unoccupied site renders an energetically lower ground state. Enthalpies of formation of Ti{sub 6}Ni{sub 17}Si{sub 7}, Zr{sub 6}Ni{sub 16}Si{sub 7}, and Hf{sub 6}Ni{sub 16}Si{sub 7} were calculated to be -68.65, -74.78, and -78.59kJ/(mol of atoms), respectively.

  7. Tribological properties of Zr61Ti2Cu25Al12 bulk metallic glass under simulated physiological conditions.

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    Wang, Yu; Shi, Ling-ling; Duan, De-li; Li, Shu; Xu, Jian

    2014-04-01

    In this work, wear resistance of a Zr61Ti2Cu25Al12 (ZT1) bulk metallic glass (BMG) in dry-sliding and simulated physiological media was investigated using ball-on-flat tribological approach and Si3N4 ball as counterpart. It was indicated that wear resistance of the BMG in air and deionized water is superior to Ti6Al4V alloy but inferior to 316L stainless steel (316L SS) and Co28Cr6Mo (CoCrMo) alloy. However, under simulated physiological media such as phosphate buffered solution (PBS) and Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium with 10vol.% fetal bovine serum (DMEM+FBS), the ZT1 BMG exhibits decreased wear resistance in comparison with the Ti6Al4V, 316L SS and CoCrMo. This is probably associated with its moderate pitting corrosion resistance in the medium containing chloride ions. The presence of protein in the solution has a significant effect to ruin pitting resistance of the BMG, then causing more severe wear damage. Under the dry-wear condition, abrasive wear is a predominant wear mechanism for the ZT1, whereas under deionized water, deterioration induced by abrasive wear can be mitigated. In simulated physiological media, wear deterioration is a typical tribocorrosion controlled by synergistic effects of the abrasive and corrosive wear. For the four investigated metals, wear resistance does not exhibit distinct correlation with hardness, whereas the material with high Young's modulus possesses better wear resistance. PMID:24582252

  8. Deformation-induced ω phase in modified Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy by Cr addition.

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    Li, Qiang; Niinomi, Mitsuo; Hieda, Junko; Nakai, Masaaki; Cho, Ken

    2013-08-01

    For spinal-fixation applications, implants should have a high Young's modulus to reduce springback during operations, though a low Young's modulus is required to prevent stress shielding for patients after surgeries. In the present study, Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy (TNTZ) with a low Young's modulus was modified by adding Cr to obtain a higher deformation-induced Young's modulus in order to satisfy these contradictory requirements. Two newly designed alloys, TNTZ-8Ti-2Cr and TNTZ-16Ti-4Cr, possess more stable β phases than TNTZ. These alloys consist of single β phases and exhibit relatively low Young's moduli of <65GPa after solution treatment. However, after cold rolling, they exhibit higher Young's moduli owing to a deformation-induced ω-phase transformation. These modified TNTZ alloys show significantly less springback than the original TNTZ alloy based on tensile and bending loading-unloading tests. Thus, the Cr-added TNTZ alloys are beneficial for spinal-fixation applications. PMID:23624220

  9. Effect of Pore Structure Regulation on the Properties of Porous TiNbZr Shape Memory Alloys for Biomedical Application

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    Lai, Ming; Gao, Yan; Yuan, Bin; Zhu, Min

    2015-01-01

    Recently, porous Ti-Nb-based shape memory alloys have been considered as promising implants for biomedical application, because of their non-toxic elements, low elastic modulus, and stable superelasticity. However, the inverse relationship between pore characteristics and superelasticity of porous SMAs will strongly affect their clinical application. Until now, there have been few works specifically focusing on the effect of pore structure on the mechanical properties and superelasticity of porous Ti-Nb-based SMAs. In this study, the pore structure, including porosity and pore size, of porous Ti-22Nb-6Zr alloys was successfully regulated by adjusting the amount and size of space-holder particles. XRD and SEM investigation showed that all these porous alloys had homogeneous composition. Compression tests indicated that porosity played an important role in the mechanical properties and superelasticity of these porous alloys. Those alloys with porosity in the range of 38.5%-49.7% exhibited mechanical properties approaching to cortical bones, with elastic modulus, compressive strength, and recoverable strain in the range of 7.2-11.4 GPa, 188-422 MPa, and 2.4%-2.6%, respectively. Under the same porosity, the alloys with larger pores exhibited lower elastic modulus, while the alloys with smaller pores presented higher compressive strength.

  10. Enhanced mechanical properties and in vitro corrosion behavior of amorphous and devitrified Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 metallic glass.

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    Fornell, J; Van Steenberge, N; Varea, A; Rossinyol, E; Pellicer, E; Suriñach, S; Baró, M D; Sort, J

    2011-11-01

    The effects of annealing treatments on the microstructure, elastic/mechanical properties, wear resistance and corrosion behavior of rod-shaped Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 bulk glassy alloys, synthesized by copper mold casting, are investigated. Formation of ultrafine crystals embedded in an amorphous matrix is observed for intermediate annealing temperatures, whereas a fully crystalline microstructure develops after heating to sufficiently high temperatures. The glassy alloy exhibits large hardness, relatively low Young's modulus, good wear resistance and excellent corrosion behavior. Nanoindentation measurements reveal that the sample annealed in the supercooled liquid region exhibits a hardness value of 9.4 GPa, which is 20% larger than in the completely amorphous state and much larger than the hardness of commercial Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The Young's modulus of the as-cast alloy (around 100 GPa, as determined from acoustic measurements) increases only slightly during partial devitrification. Finally, the anticorrosion performance of the Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 alloy in Hank's solution has been shown to ameliorate as crystallization proceeds and is roughly as good as in the commercial Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The outstanding mechanical and corrosion properties of the Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 alloy, both in amorphous and crystalline states, are appealing for its use in biomedical applications. PMID:22098871

  11. Stabilization of the low temperature coefficient of dielectric constant of Ca{sub 5}Nb{sub 2}TiO{sub 12} by Zr doping

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    Cava, R.J.; Krajewski, J.J.

    1999-10-01

    Microwave communications devices involve the use of filters and resonators that have a ceramic dielectric as an essential component. To meet the requirements for use in such devices, dielectric materials must satisfy stringent property restriction. The effects of small amounts of Zr substitution for Ti in the low loss, low temperature coefficient dielectric material Ca{sub 5}Nb{sub 2}TiO{sub 12} are reported. Substitutions at the 1--5% level significantly increase the range of possible firing temperatures at which polycrystalline ceramics with low temperature coefficients can be obtained. This low temperature coefficient state is at the borderline between ordered and disordered states of the Ca, Nb, and Ti ions in the B sites of the perovskite lattice. The kinetics for ordering is apparently enhanced by the Zr substitutions.

  12. Electrical studies on Zr-modified Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12: a promising FRAM ceramic

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    Thirumal Reddy, N.; Prasad, N. V.; Kumar, G. S.; Prasad, G.

    2014-12-01

    Zr-modified Auruvillius family of lanthanum bismuth titanate, namely Bi3.25La0.75Ti3-xZrxO12 (BLTZ, x = 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 1), was prepared by solid-state reaction method. Dielectric properties of the ceramics were studied as a function of temperature. Hysteresis measurements were also performed. Among the composition, Bi3.25La0.75Ti2.9Zr0.1O12 (BLTZ1) showed large remnant polarization compared to the promising ceramic, namely Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12. The results were corroborated with the pyroelectric, electric polarization and Raman spectroscopic data.

  13. Comparison of bio-mineralization behavior of Ti-6Al-4V-1Nb and Zr-1Nb nano-tubes formed by anodization

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    Choi, Yong; Hong, Sun I.

    2014-12-01

    Nano-tubes of titanium and zirconium alloys like Ti-6Al-4V-1Nb and Zr-1Nb were prepared by anodization followed by coating with hydroxylapatite (HA) and their bio-mineralization behaviors were compared to develop a bio-compatible material for implants in orthopedics, dentistry and cardiology. Ti-6Al-4V-1Nb weight gain in a simulated body solution increased gradually. The bigger tube diameter was, the heavier HA was deposited. Surface roughness of both alloys increased highly with the increasing diameter of nano-tube. Their surface roughness decreased by HA deposition due to the removal of the empty space of the nano-tubes. Zr-1Nb alloy had faster growth of nano-tubes layers more than Ti-6Al-4V-1Nb alloy.

  14. High piezoelectricity of Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3}-based ternary compound thin films on silicon substrates

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    Zhang Tao; Zhang Shuyi; Chen Zhaojiang; Zhou Fengmei; Zhang Zhongning; Yang Yuetao; Wasa, Kiyotaka

    2009-03-23

    Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT)-based ternary compound thin films, 0.06PMnN-0.94PZT(50/50) (PMnN-PZT), are deposited on Si-based heterostructures by rf magnetron sputtering system. The intrinsic PZT(50/50) thin films are also deposited on the same kind of substrates for comparison. The PMnN-PZT thin films show the similar polycrystalline structures as those of PZT with highly (111) oriented perovskite phase. The PMnN-PZT thin films show excellent piezoelectricity and ferroelectricity which are distinctly better than those of PZT thin films prepared with the same deposition conditions. Besides, the cantilevers of PMnN-PZT thin films on the heterostructure substrates also exhibit higher sensitivities than the PZT thin film cantilevers.

  15. Bioactive surface modification of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy through alkali solution treatments.

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    Takematsu, E; Katsumata, K; Okada, K; Niinomi, M; Matsushita, N

    2016-05-01

    Bioactive surface modification of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy (TNTZ) was performed through three different alkali solution treatments, including the electrochemical (E), hydrothermal (H), and hydrothermal-electrochemical (HE) processes; all of the processes lead to the formation of sodium-contained amorphous titanium oxide layers on TNTZ samples. The TNTZ samples subjected to the E, H, and HE processes exhibit a flat surface, smooth and fine mesh-like structure surface, and rough mesh-like structure surface, respectively. In the bioactive test, namely, simulated body fluid test, apatite inductivity increases as the surface morphology becomes rough. The order of inductivity for the three processes was HE>H>E. The surface chemical composition also affects the apatite induction ability. The surface with fewer niobium species exhibits better apatite inductivity. PMID:26952470

  16. Barrier heights, polarization switching, and electrical fatigue in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics with different electrodes

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    Chen, Feng; Schafranek, Robert; Wachau, André; Zhukov, Sergey; Glaum, Julia; Granzow, Torsten; von Seggern, Heinz; Klein, Andreas

    2010-11-01

    The influence of Pt, tin-doped In2O3, and RuO2 electrodes on the electrical fatigue of bulk ceramic Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) has been studied. Schottky barrier heights at the ferroelectric/electrode interfaces vary by more than one electronvolt for different electrode materials and do not depend on crystallographic orientation of the interface. Despite different barrier heights, hysteresis loops of polarization, strain, permittivity, and piezoelectric constant and the switching kinetics are identical for all electrodes. A 20% reduction in polarization after 106 bipolar cycles is observed for all the samples. In contrast to PZT thin films, the loss of remanent polarization with bipolar switching cycles does not significantly depend on the electrode material.

  17. Structure and mechanical properties of coatings fabricated by nonvacuum electron beam cladding of Ti-Ta-Zr powder mixtures

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    Samoylenko, Vitaliy V.; Lenivtseva, Olga G.; Polyakov, Igor A.; Laptev, Ilya S.

    2015-10-01

    In this paper structural investigations and mechanical tests of Ti-Ta-Zr coatings obtained on surfaces of cp-titanium workpieces were carried out. It was found that the coatings had a dendrite structure; investigations at high-power magnifications revealed a platelet structure. An increase of tantalum concentration led to refinement of structural components. The microhardness level of all coatings, excepting a specimen with the maximum tantalum content, was 370 HV. The microhardness of this coating reached 400 HV. The ultimate tensile strength of cladded layers varied from 697 to 947 MPa. Adhesion tests showed that bimetallic composites were characterized by high bond strength of cladded layers to the substrate, which exceeded cp-titanium strength characteristics.

  18. Ferroelectric properties of pulsed laser deposited Ba(Zr0.15Ti0.85)O3 thin films

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    James, A. R.; Prakash, Chandra

    2004-02-01

    Thin films of Ba(Zr0.15Ti0.85)O3 were crystallized in situ at several different oxygen background pressures and temperatures. The optimal temperature and pressure for obtaining films with smooth surface morphology and good electrical properties was found to be 675 °C and 300 mTorr, respectively. Films grown at this temperature were found to have a Pr of 3.31 μC/cm2 and an Ec of 93.5 kV/cm. Low field dielectric measurements and C-V measurements were performed in order to study the dielectric behavior of the films. A tunability of ˜45% was recorded on the films.

  19. Structural properties and impedance spectroscopy of excimer laser ablated Zr substituted BaTiO3 thin films

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    James, A. R.; Prakash, Chandra; Prasad, G.

    2006-04-01

    BaZr0.15Ti0.85O3 thin films were deposited on Pt-coated Si substrates using the pulsed excimer laser ablation technique. X-ray diffraction and atomic force microscope techniques were used to study the structural characteristics of the films. Films with good crystalline quality, with an average grain size of 0.5 µm were obtained, under various oxygen background pressures. Ferroelectric hysteresis loops recorded on the films deposited at 26.66 Pa oxygen pressure showed the best properties. To gain a further understanding of the electrical properties of these films, impedance spectroscopy was used and data acquired at several different temperatures. AC conductivity plots showed the presence of space charge conduction at low frequencies; however, at high frequencies, all the curves merged and expectedly showed an almost dc conduction behaviour. The activation energy obtained from ac conductivity data may be attributed to oxygen vacancy motion.

  20. Highly ordered Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 piezoelectric nanorod arrays

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    Yang, Su Chul; Sanghadasa, Mohan; Priya, Shashank

    2013-06-01

    One-dimensional (1D) piezoelectric nanostructures have attracted significant attention for a broad range of applications including optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, electrochemical and electromechanical converters. We demonstrate the synthesis of 1D nanostructures based upon Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) on conductive substrates via sol-gel template synthesis. The vertically aligned PZT nanostructures with heights around one micron were synthesized by vacuum infiltration of sol-gel precursors into highly ordered cylindrical pores of anodized aluminum oxide templates. The 1D nanostructures were developed on large scale platinized silicon wafers and exhibited dense rod-like structure with a uniform diameter of 90 nm and an aspect ratio of 10. Scanning probe microscopy conducted on individual nanorods demonstrated good electromechanical properties with a high piezoelectric magnitude of 41 pm V-1. We believe that this study opens the possibility of developing high performance nanoscale piezoelectric sensors and transducers.

  1. Zr and Sn substituted (Na0.5Bi0.5)TiO3 -based solid solutions

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    Ishchuk, V. M.; Gusakova, L. G.; Kisel, N. G.; Kuzenko, D. V.; Spiridonov, N. A.; Sobolev, V. L.

    2016-02-01

    The paper attempts to investigate the phase formation of a Zr- and Sn-substituted [(Na0.5Bi0.5)0.80Ba0.20](Ti1-yBy)O3 system during its solid state synthesis. The synthesis was found to be a multi-step process associated with the formation of a number of intermediate phases which however depended on the compositions and sintering temperatures. Single phase solid solutions were obtained when the sintering temperature was increased to 1000 °C-1100 °C. Increase in the concentration of substituting ions, on the one hand, tends to linearly increase the crystal cell size whereas the tolerance factor, on the other hand, gets reduced bolstering the stability of anti-ferroelectric phase as compared to that of ferroelectric phase’.

  2. Negligible substrate clamping effect on piezoelectric response in (111)-epitaxial tetragonal Pb(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3} films

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    Yamada, Tomoaki; Yasumoto, Jun; Ito, Daisuke; Yoshino, Masahito; Nagasaki, Takanori; Sakata, Osami; Imai, Yasuhiko; Kiguchi, Takanori; Shiraishi, Takahisa; Shimizu, Takao; Funakubo, Hiroshi

    2015-08-21

    The converse piezoelectric responses of (111)- and (001)-epitaxial tetragonal Pb(Zr{sub 0.35}Ti{sub 0.65})O{sub 3} [PZT] films were compared to investigate the orientation dependence of the substrate clamping effect. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) and piezoelectric force microscopy revealed that the as-grown (111)-PZT film has a polydomain structure with normal twin boundaries that are changed by the poling process to inclined boundaries, as predicted by Romanov et al. [Phys. Status Solidi A 172, 225 (1999)]. Time-resolved synchrotron XRD under bias voltage showed the negligible impact of substrate clamping on the piezoelectric response in the (111)-PZT film, unlike the case for (001)-PZT film. The origin of the negligible clamping effect in the (111)-PZT film is discussed from the viewpoint of the elastic properties and the compensation of lattice distortion between neighboring domains.

  3. Indium and gallium diffusion through zirconia in the TiN/ZrO{sub 2}/InGaAs stack

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    Ceballos-Sanchez, O.; Martinez, E.; Guedj, C.; Veillerot, M.; Herrera-Gomez, A.

    2015-06-01

    Angle-resolved X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (ARXPS) was applied to the TiN/ZrO{sub 2}/InGaAs stack to assess its thermal stability. Through a robust ARXPS analysis, it was possible to observe subtle effects such as the thermally induced diffusion of substrate atomic species (In and Ga) through the dielectric layer. The detailed characterization of the film structure allowed for assessing the depth profiles of the diffused atomic species by means of the scenarios-method. Since the quantification for the amount of diffused material was done at different temperatures, it was possible to obtain an approximate value of the activation energy for the diffusion of indium through zirconia. The result is very similar to the previously reported values for indium diffusion through alumina and through hafnia.

  4. Simultaneously Enhancing the Ductility and Strength in a Hierarchical and Multiphase Nanolaminated TiZrAlV

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    Shi, Yindong; Wang, Lina; Wu, Chunxia

    2015-12-01

    High strength and ductility are the prerequisite for structural materials for wide applications. Here, a simultaneous enhancement of both the ductility and strength is reported in a hierarchical and multiphase nanolaminated (HMN) TiZrAlV prepared via thermomechanical processing treatments. An excellent combination of high ultimate tensile strength of σb ~ 1550 MPa and good elongation to failure of ɛf ~ 8.0% is obtained in an appropriate HMN structure that consists of nanoscale α″ martensites, submicroscale α plates, and large microscale primary αp grains, much better than that (σb ~ 1440 MPa, ɛf ~ 3.6%) of its coarse-laminated counterpart without primary αp grains. The present study is significant for the enhancement of strength and ductility of engineering materials via the design of hierarchical-laminated structure.

  5. Temperature-dependent dielectric and energy-storage properties of Pb(Zr,Sn,Ti)O3 antiferroelectric bulk ceramics

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    Chen, Xuefeng; Liu, Zhen; Xu, Chenhong; Cao, Fei; Wang, Genshui; Dong, Xianlin

    2016-05-01

    The dielectric and energy-storage properties of Pb0.99Nb0.02[(Zr0.60Sn0.40)0.95Ti0.05]0.98O3 (PNZST) bulk ceramics near the antiferroelectric (AFE)-ferroelectric (FE) phase boundary are investigated as a function of temperature. Three characteristic temperatures T0, TC, T2 are obtained from the dielectric temperature spectrum. At different temperature regions (below T0, between T0 and TC, and above TC), three types of hysteresis loops are observed as square double loop, slim loop and linear loop, respectively. The switching fields and recoverable energy density all first increase and then decrease with increasing temperature, and reach their peak values at ˜T0. These results provide a convenient method to optimize the working temperature of antiferroelectric electronic devices through testing the temperature dependent dielectric properties of antiferroelectric ceramics.

  6. Structure and mechanical properties of coatings fabricated by nonvacuum electron beam cladding of Ti-Ta-Zr powder mixtures

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    Samoylenko, Vitaliy V. Lenivtseva, Olga G. Polyakov, Igor A. Laptev, Ilya S.

    2015-10-27

    In this paper structural investigations and mechanical tests of Ti-Ta-Zr coatings obtained on surfaces of cp-titanium workpieces were carried out. It was found that the coatings had a dendrite structure; investigations at high-power magnifications revealed a platelet structure. An increase of tantalum concentration led to refinement of structural components. The microhardness level of all coatings, excepting a specimen with the maximum tantalum content, was 370 HV. The microhardness of this coating reached 400 HV. The ultimate tensile strength of cladded layers varied from 697 to 947 MPa. Adhesion tests showed that bimetallic composites were characterized by high bond strength of cladded layers to the substrate, which exceeded cp-titanium strength characteristics.

  7. Systematic study on the anisotropic elastic properties of tetragonal XYSb (X = Ti, Zr, Hf; Y = Si, Ge) compounds

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    Ozyar, U. F.; Deligoz, E.; Colakoglu, K.

    2015-02-01

    The anisotropic elastic properties of XYSb (X = Ti, Zr, Hf; Y = Si, Ge) compounds have been investigated by using first-principles calculations based on density functional theory. The calculated lattice parameters are in excellent agreement with the available experimental data. The computed elastic constants indicate that all compounds are mechanically stable according to the elastic stability criteria under pressure. We have calculated the bulk modulus, shear modulus, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, Debye temperature, and anisotropy value from the obtained elastic constants according to the Voigt-Reuss-Hill approximation. Additionally, the ductility and brittleness are characterized with the estimation from Pugh's rule (B/G) and Poisson's ratio. Furthermore, the elastic anisotropy have been visualized in detail by plotting the directional dependence of compressibility, Young's and shear moduli.

  8. Investigation of Interdiffusion in Ba(Ti,Zr)O3-Based Y5V Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors with Ni Electrodes

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    Chen, Lei; Wang, Xiaohui; Qiao, Bin; Li, Longtu

    2007-02-01

    The interdiffusion between the Ba(Ti,Zr)O3 (BTZ) dielectric and the internal Ni electrode layers in Y5V-type multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with an active layer thickness of 5 μm was studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and energy-dispersive spectrometry (EDS) analysis. It was found that such interdiffusion leads to the formation of some defects and the lattice distortion near the interface. The diffusion degree of Ni into BTZ was higher than that of BTZ into Ni. In the EDS analysis the chemical composition was confirmed and the different diffusion degrees were verified. The generation of the interdiffusion and the relationship between the interdiffusion and degradation of MLCCs with Ni electrodes were also studied.

  9. Effect of oxygen on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr alloy

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    Duan, Hui-ping; Xu, Hong-xia; Su, Wen-huang; Ke, Yu-bin; Liu, Zeng-qian; Song, Hong-hai

    2012-12-01

    The influence of oxygen content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr (at%) alloy in as-cast and cold-rolled states was investigated systematically in this paper. It is found that the alloy containing oxygen element is only composed of a single β phase, while the alloy without oxygen element consisted of β and α″ phases. Although the grain size becomes larger, the elastic deformation ratio, strength, and hardness of the alloy are all increased with an increase of oxygen content. The as-cast alloy has excellent plastic deformation ability, but the cold-rolled alloy containing oxygen element exhibits brittle characteristics. A conclusion can be drawn that oxygen element can stabilize β phase, inhibit the phase transformation from β to α″, and furthermore help to increase the strength and elastic deformation ability of the alloy.

  10. Effect of microstructure on the nanomechanical properties of TiVCrZrAl nitride films deposited by magnetron sputtering

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    Chang, Zue-Chin; Liang, Shih-Chang; Han, Sheng

    2011-09-01

    This paper describes the nanoindentation behavior of TiVCrZrAl nitride films grown on Si substrates by means of reactive radio-frequency magnetron sputtering at growth temperatures from 150 to 300 °C. We used cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction to analyze the microstructure and crystallinity and nanoindentation techniques to study the hardness and elastic modulus. We found that a face-centered-cubic solid-solution structure with strong (2 0 0), (1 1 1), (2 2 0), and (3 1 1) orientations were revealed by X-ray diffraction. Upon increasing the growth temperature of the films, the hardness and elastic modulus increased to maximum values of 15.2 and 203.5 GPa, respectively.

  11. High performance metal-insulator-metal capacitor using a SrTiO3/ZrO2 bilayer

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    Jorel, C.; Vallée, C.; Gonon, P.; Gourvest, E.; Dubarry, C.; Defay, E.

    2009-06-01

    Future integration of metal-insulator-metal capacitors requires devices with high capacitance density and low quadratic voltage coefficient of capacitance (α). A major problem is that the increase in capacitance density is usually accompanied by increased voltage nonlinearities. By combining two high-k materials with opposite α, it is demonstrated that it is possible to obtain capacitors with both high capacitance density and minimal nonlinearity. A SrTiO3/ZrO2 bilayer was used to elaborate capacitors displaying a voltage coefficient of -60 ppm/V2 associated with a density of 11.5 fF/μm2. These devices constitute excellent candidates for the next generation of metal-insulator-metal capacitors.

  12. Positron annihilation studies of vacancy related defects in ceramic and thin film Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} materials

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    Keeble, D.J.; Krishnan, A.; Umlor, M.T.; Lynn, K.G.; Warren, W.L.; Dimos, D.; Tuttle, B.A.; Ramesh, R.; Poindexter, E.H.

    1994-07-01

    Preliminary positron annihilation studies of ceramic and thin film Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) materials have been completed. This paper examines effects of processing conditions on vacancy related defects. Positron lifetime measurements on bulk PLZT plates showed an increase in positron trapping to a defect state with increasing grain size consistent with trapping to lead vacancy related defects formed through lead oxide loss during processing. Variable energy positron beam measurements were completed on bulk PLZT plates, sol-gel PZT thin films and laser ablated PLZT thin films. Films processed in a reduced oxygen atmosphere were found to give a higher S-parameter, due to an increase in concentration of neutral or negatively charged vacancy type defects, compared with material processed in an oxidizing ambient.

  13. Pb loss in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics observed by in situ ionic conductivity measurements

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    Donnelly, Niall J.; Randall, Clive A.

    2011-05-01

    Analysis of the impedance spectra of Nb-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) embedded capacitors revealed that the ionic conductivity increased monotonically during annealing at 700 °C. Furthermore, the rate of increase was lowered by a reduction in the ambient pO2. The results could be explained by a model in which oxygen vacancies are generated as a consequence of Pb evaporation from the PZT. At 700 °C, this process is most likely limited by surface kinetics rather than Pb bulk diffusion. It was shown that the Pb loss could be completely recovered by annealing in a high activity Pb source with a commensurate reduction in oxygen vacancy concentration. The electronic conductivity was predominantly p-type and was relatively unaffected by the Pb loss throughout the course of the experiment.

  14. Influence of chemical composition of initial powders on structure and properties of ''Ti-Ta-Zr'' coatings fabricated on cp-titanium substrates by electron beam cladding

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    Samoylenko, V. V.; Lazurenko, D. V.; Lenivtseva, O. G.; Polyakov, I. A.

    2014-10-01

    In this study ''Ti-Ta-Zr'' corrosion resistant coatings fabricated by electron beam treatment of Ti substrates were investigated. The series of experiments on varying Ta and Zr concentrations in initial powder mixtures aimed on identifying influence of the alloying components ratio on structure and properties of coatings were carried out. It was found that during the electron beam cladding the high-quality coatings with a dendritic structure exhibited uneven distribution of alloying components in a cross section were formed. Moreover scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed the formation of needlelike structure. However difference in Ta and Zr concentrations in initial powder mixtures did not cause significant structural transformations in the coatings. Meanwhile the direct dependence between microhardness of the surface layers and Zr content in it was revealed. The maximal microhardness level was detected in the coating containing 60 % Zr. The impact strength test indicated decrease of impact toughness of titanium samples after cladding by a factor of 1.5...2.

  15. Determination of Ti, Zr, Nb, V, W and Mo in seawater by a new online-preconcentration method and subsequent ICP-MS analysis

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    Poehle, Sandra; Schmidt, Katja; Koschinsky, Andrea

    2015-04-01

    We present a new method for the determination of Ti, Zr, Nb, V, W and Mo in seawater by adapting the online-preconcentration procedure with the system SeaFAST and subsequent analysis by ICP-MS to these metals. The trace elements Ti, Zr, Nb and W are present in seawater in ultratrace concentrations in the range of pmol kg-1, whereas Mo and V, which are biologically essential elements, are present in the concentration range of nmol kg-1. The online-preconcentration system we used consists of an autosampler, a sample loop, a preconcentration column and two valves controlling the sample loop and the preconcentration processes. The pre-packed preconcentration column contains a chelating resin with two functional groups, ethylenediamine triacetic acid (EDTriA) and iminodiacetic acid (IDA), immobilized on a polymer backbone. The preconcentration process was optimized for loading the sample and subsequent rinsing to remove residues of seawater matrix prior to elution with the optimized elution acid (0.5 M HNO3-0.002 M HF). We used acidified North Sea seawater (0.02 M HCl-0.002 M HF) for the method development. Samples and calibration standards were loaded onto the preconcentration column and after elution directly transferred to the quadrupole ICP-MS and measured immediately. Best results were achieved with matrix-matched calibration standards (0.6 M NaCl-0.02 M HCl-0.002 M HF) simulating acidified seawater samples. Titanium, Zr, Nb and W are measured simultaneously in one run, whereas V and Mo are determined simultaneously in a separate run. Low procedure blanks were calculated for Ti, Zr, Nb, W (635, 14.5, 1.35, 10.2 pmol kg-1) and for V and Mo, 9.79 and 5.61 nmol kg-1, respectively. Very good spike recoveries achieved with spiked North Sea water demonstrate the applicability for all six elements. Analysis of the seawater standard NASS-6 gave recoveries of 97-99% (0.9-2.2% standard deviation, SD) for Mo and V. We also provide Zr, Nb and W data for this reference standard

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties investigation of in situ TiB2 and ZrB2 reinforced Al-4Cu composites

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    Lutfi Anis, Ahmad; Ramli, Rosmamuhammadani; Darham, Widyani; Zakaria, Azlan; Talari, Mahesh Kumar

    2016-02-01

    Conventional Al-Cu alloys exhibit coarse grain structure leading to inferior mechanical properties in as-cast condition. Expensive thermo-mechanical treatments are needed to improve microstructure and corresponding mechanical properties. In situ Al-based composites were developed to improve mechanical properties by dispersion strengthening and grain refinement obtained by the presence of particulates in the melt during solidification. In this work Al-4Cu - 3TiB2 and Al-4Cu-3ZrB2 in situ composites were prepared by liquid casting method. XRD, electron microscopy and mechanical tests were performed on suitably sectioned and metallographically prepared surfaces to investigate the phase distribution, hardness and tensile properties. It was found that the reinforcement particles were segregated along the grain boundaries of Al dendrites. Tensile fracture morphology for both Al-4Cu - 3TiB2 and Al-4Cu-3ZrB2 were analyzed and compared to determine the fracture propagation mechanism in the composites. Al-4Cu-3ZrB2 in situ composites displayed higher strength and hardness compared to Al-4Cu-3TiB2 which could be ascribed to the stronger interfacial bonding between the Al dendrites and ZrB2 particulates as evidenced from fractographs.

  17. Processing, structure and tribological property relations of ternary Zn-Ti-O and quaternary Zn-Ti-Zr-O nanocrystalline coatings

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    Ageh, Victor

    Conventional liquid lubricants are faced with limitations under extreme cyclic operating conditions, such as in applications that require lubrication when changing from atmospheric pressure to ultrahigh vacuum and ambient air to dry nitrogen (e.g., satellite components), and room to elevated (>500°C) temperatures (e.g., aerospace bearings). Alternatively, solid lubricant coatings can be used in conditions where synthetic liquid lubricants and greases are not applicable; however, individual solid lubricant phases usually perform best only for a limited range of operating conditions. Therefore, solid lubricants that can adequately perform over a wider range of environmental conditions are needed, especially during thermal cycling with temperatures exceeding 500°C. One potential material class investigated in this dissertation is lubricious oxides, because unlike other solid lubricant coatings they are typically thermodynamically stable in air and at elevated temperatures. While past studies have been focused on binary metal oxide coatings, such as ZnO, there have been very few ternary oxide and no reported quaternary oxide investigations. The premise behind the addition of the third and fourth refractory metals Ti and Zr is to increase the number of hard and wear resistant phases while maintaining solid lubrication with ZnO. Therefore, the major focus of this dissertation is to investigate the processing-structuretribological property relations of composite ZnO, TiO2 and ZrO2 phases that form ternary (ZnTi)xOy and quaternary (ZnTiZr) xOy nanocrystalline coatings. The coatings were processed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using a selective variation of ALD parameters. The growth structure and chemical composition of as-deposited and ex situ annealed ternary and quaternary oxide coatings were studied by combined x-ray diffraction/focused ion beam microscopy/cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy/Auger electron

  18. Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of ion–solid interactions in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7

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    Wang, X. J.; Xiao, Haiyan Y.; Zu, Xiaotao; Zhang, Yanwen; Weber, William J.

    2012-12-21

    The development of the ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) method has made it a powerful tool in describing ion–solid interactions in materials, with the determination of threshold displacement energies with ab initio accuracy, and prediction of a new mechanism for defect generation and new defective states that are different from classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In the present work, this method is employed to study the low energy recoil events in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7. The weighted average threshold displacement energies in Gd2Zr2O7 are determined to be 38.8 eV for Gd, 41.4 eV for Zr, 18.6 eV for O48f, and 15.6 eV for O8b, which are smaller than the respective values of 41.8, >53.8, 22.6 and 16.2 eV in Gd2Ti2O7. It reveals that all the ions in Gd2Zr2O7 are more easily displaced than those in Gd2Ti2O7, and anion order–disorder is more likely to be involved in the displacement events than cation disordering. The average charge transfer from the primary knock-on atom to its neighbors is estimated to be [similar]0.15, [similar]0.11 to 0.27 and [similar]0.1 to 0.13 |e| for Gd, Zr (or Ti), and O, respectively. Neglecting the charge transfer in the interatomic potentials may result in the larger threshold displacement energies in classical MD.

  19. Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations of ion-solid interactions in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7

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    Wang, X J; Xiao, Haiyan; Zu, X T; Zhang, Yanwen; Weber, William J

    2013-01-01

    The development of ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) method has made it a powerful tool in describing ion-solid interactions in materials, with identification determination of threshold displacement energies with ab initio accuracy, and prediction of new mechanism for defect generation and new defective states that are different from classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In the present work, this method is employed to study the low energy recoil events in Gd2Zr2O7 and Gd2Ti2O7. The weighted average threshold displacement energies in Gd2Zr2O7 are determined to be 38.8 eV for Gd, 41.4 eV for Zr, 18.6 eV for O48f, and 15.6 eV for O8b, which are smaller than the respective values of 41.8, >53.8, 22.6 and 16.2 eV in Gd2Ti2O7. It reveals that all the ions in Gd2Zr2O7 are more easily displaced than those in Gd2Ti2O7, and anion order-disorder are more likely to be involved in the displacement events than cation disordering. The average charge transfer from the primary knock-on atom to its neighbors is estimated to be ~0.15, ~0.11-0.27 and ~0.1-0.13 |e| for Gd, Zr (or Ti), and O, respectively. Negligence of the charge transfer in the interatomic potentials may result in the larger threshold displacement energies in classical MD.

  20. Orthorhombic-tetragonal phase coexistence and enhanced piezo-response at room temperature in Zr, Sn, and Hf modified BaTiO{sub 3}

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    Kalyani, Ajay Kumar; Brajesh, Kumar; Ranjan, Rajeev; Senyshyn, Anatoliy

    2014-06-23

    The effect of Zr, Hf, and Sn in BaTiO{sub 3} has been investigated at close composition intervals in the dilute concentration limit. Detailed structural analysis by x-ray and neutron powder diffraction revealed that merely 2 mol. % of Zr, Sn, and Hf stabilizes a coexistence of orthorhombic (Amm2) and tetragonal (P4mm) phases at room temperature. As a consequence, all the three systems show substantial enhancement in the longitudinal piezoelectric coefficient (d{sub 33}), with Sn modification exhibiting the highest value ∼425 pC/N.

  1. Antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase boundary enhances polarization extension in rhombohedral Pb(Zr,Ti)O3

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    Ghosh, Anirban; Damjanovic, Dragan

    2011-12-01

    The main mechanism of properties enhancement in the morphotropic phase boundary region separating tetragonal and rhombohedral phases of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 (PZT) is related to polarization rotation. It is shown here that in proximity of the morphotropic phase boundary separating antiferroelectric and rhombohedral phases (near x = 0.1) and at elevated temperatures the properties are dominated by polarization extension. These results may provide a guideline for developing alternative piezoelectric materials to PZT.

  2. The decomposition of the beta phase in Ti-44Al-8Nb and Ti-44Al-4Nb-4Zr-0.2Si alloys

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    Cheng, T.T.; Loretto, M.H.

    1998-08-10

    The decomposition of the beta phase has been studied in Ti-44Al-8Nb and Ti-44Al-4Nb-4Zr-0.2Si alloys cooled from the ({alpha} + {beta}) phase field using TEM and SEM. The morphology of the transformation products is shown to be sensitive to cooling rate and the results of the microstructural observations are used to construct a schematic continuous cooling transformation (CCT) diagram for these alloys. It is shown that under slow cooling, the beta phase is mainly consumed by the neighboring alpha grains via {alpha}/{beta} interfacial migration. During the subsequent {alpha} {yields} {alpha} + {gamma} transformation which occurs at lower temperatures and produces a lamellar microstructure, the retained beta phase can transform partially to {gamma} by a process analogous to the discontinuous coarsening of {gamma} lamellae. It has also been shown that, at higher cooling rates, the beta phase can decompose to alpha via secondary lath formation and/or a Widmanstaetten transformation although transformation by {alpha}/{beta} interfacial migration still occurs. The decomposition of beta directly to faceted gamma has also been observed both in slowly cooled and rapidly cooled materials. In the slowly cooled materials this is attributed to direct nucleation of gamma grains, whereas in the rapidly cooled materials they are thought to be the result of discontinuous coarsening. Furthermore, a B2 to {omega} transformation occurs readily in these alloys at temperatures higher than 700 C in both cases. Possible mechanisms for each of these transformations are discussed.

  3. Metastable antiparallel polarization configurations in BaTiO3/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 epitaxial bilayer

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    Salev, Pavel; Grigoriev, Alexei

    A combination of LGD and semiconductor theories predicts the electrostatic screening of a large polarization mismatch between BaTiO3 (BTO) and Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) ferroelectric layers. The source of this screening is in an increased concentration of interfacial free charge carriers due to the strong bending of electronic bands inside the layers. The enhanced concentration of free charges at the interface can allow for independent polarization reversal in each ferroelectric layer suggesting possible antiparallel polarization configurations in BTO/PZT bilayer. We confirmed these theoretical predictions of layer-by-layer switching by demonstrating double polarization switching in epitaxial BTO/PZT thin films. The layer-by-layer switching leads to formation of head-to-head (H-H) and tail-to-tail (T-T) polarization configurations, which have an enhanced dielectric permittivity when compared to parallel polarization domain configurations. While both H-H and T-T states are unstable at a zero electric field, we found that antiparallel polarization configurations can be stabilized by applying a small bias. Our findings provide a pathway to engineer new multilayer systems with switchable multistate polarizations and dielectric responses.

  4. Improved Diffusion-Resistant Ability of Multicomponent Nitrides: From Unitary TiN to Senary High-Entropy (TiTaCrZrAlRu)N

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    Chang, Shou-Yi; Huang, Yi-Ching; Li, Chen-En; Hsu, Hsun-Feng; Yeh, Jien-Wei; Lin, Su-Jien

    2013-12-01

    Multicomponent high-entropy nitrides have been attempted as robust diffusion barrier materials to inhibit the severe interdiffusion of Cu and Si; however, the improvement in their diffusion resistance relative to the abilities of few-component nitrides has actually not been verified. Thus, in this study, nitride barriers with different numbers of components (metallic elements), from unitary TiN to senary high-entropy (TiTaCrZrAlRu)N (with the same face-centered cubic structure and a thickness of 5 nm), were prepared. The failure of these nitride barriers in resisting the interdiffusion of Cu and Si was examined, and the activation energy of Cu diffusion through the nitrides was determined. With more components incorporated, the failure temperature of the nitrides was found to markedly increase from 550°C to 900°C, and the activation energy of Cu diffusion was effectively raised from 107 kJ/mol to 161 kJ/mol. Severe lattice distortions and random cohesions are suggested as the dominant factors for the improved diffusion-resistant ability of the multicomponent high-entropy nitrides.

  5. Influence of Zr substitution on the stabilization of ThMn12-type (Nd1-αZrα)(Fe0.75Co0.25)11.25Ti0.75N1.2-1.4 (α = 0-0.3) compounds

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    Sakuma, N.; Suzuki, S.; Kuno, T.; Urushibata, K.; Kobayashi, K.; Yano, M.; Kato, A.; Manabe, A.

    2016-05-01

    The influence of Zr substitution in ThMn12 compounds was investigated using strip casting alloys. It was found that Zr substitution stabilized (Nd1-αZrα)(Fe0.75Co0.25)11.25Ti0.75N1.2-1.4 (α = 0-0.3) compounds. Specifically, a reduction in the lattice constant along the a-axis was observed. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy mapping combined with Cs-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy indicated that Zr atoms preferentially occupied Nd 2a sites. Both the magnetic anisotropy field and saturation polarization were maximum at Zr substitution ratio α = 0.1. The (Nd1-αZrα)(Fe0.75Co0.25)11.25Ti0.75N1.2-1.4 (α = 0-0.3) compounds displayed higher saturation polarization than Nd2Fe14B at high temperatures.

  6. Effect of pd and dd reactions enhancement in deuterides TiD2, ZrD2 and Ta2D in the astrophysical energy range

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    Bystritskii, V. M.; Dudkin, G. N.; Filipowicz, M.; Huran, J.; Krylov, A. R.; Nechayev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N.; Pen'kov, F. M.; Philippov, A. V.; Tuleushev, Yu. Zh.

    2016-01-01

    Investigation of the pd-and dd-reactions in the ultralow energy (~keV) range is of great interest in the aspect of nuclear physics and astrophysics for developing of correct models of burning and evolution of stars. This report presents compendium of experimental results obtained at the pulsed plasma Hall accelerator (TPU, Tomsk). Most of those results are new, such as • temperature dependence of the neutron yield in the D( d, n)3He reaction in the ZrD2, Ta2D, TiD2 • potentials of electron screening and respective dependence of astrophysical S-factors in the dd-reaction for the deuteron collision energy in the range of 3-6 keV, with ZrD2, Ta2D temperature in the range of 20-200°C [1] • characteristics of the reaction d( p, γ)3He in the ultralow collision proton-deuterons energy range of 4-13 keV [2, 3] in ZrD2, Ta2D and TiD2 • observation of the neutron yield enhancement in the reaction D( d, n)3He at the ultralow deuteron collision energy due to channeling of deuterons in microscopic TiD2 with a face-centered cubic lattice type TiD1.73, oriented in the [100] direction [4]. The report includes discussion and comparison of the collected experimental results with the global data and calculations.

  7. Influence of Calcining Temperature on CuO-Modified (Ba0.8Sr0.2)(Ti0.9Zr0.1)O3 Ceramics

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    Yang, Cheng-Fu; Wu, Long; Wu, Tien-Shou

    1992-07-01

    The sintering of (Ba0.8Sr0.2)(Ti0.9Zr0.1)O3 (abbreviated as BSTZ) with different amounts of CuO, which is used as the liquid phase promoter for lowering the temperature required to densify BSTZ, is studied using two types of calcined powders. For 1050°C calcination, the calcined powder contains BaTiO3, SrTiO3 and some raw materials such as ZrO2 and BaCO3. With sintering, some residual raw materials form unknown phases or low-dielectric-constant compounds with CuO, causing the liquid phase effect of CuO to disappear. For 1170°C calcination, the calcined powder completely forms ABO3 phases containing (Ba, Sr)TiO3 and BaZrO3. The sintering temperature for densification of ceramics is lowered, and the firing characteristics critically depend on the amount of CuO added and the sintering temperature.

  8. Ultraviolet-accelerated formation of bone-like apatite on oxidized Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn alloy

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    Chen, Min-Fang; Zhang, Jing; You, Chen

    2013-12-01

    A novel method has been developed to rapidly deposit bone-like apatite with the assistance of ultraviolet (UV) light irradiation on the nanostructured titania in the simulated body fluid (SBF). The process has three main steps: Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn alloy was heated at 650°C for 3 h, UV-light illumination in air for 4 h and soaking in the SBF for 3 d. A titania coating consisted of main rutile formed on the thermal oxidized Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn alloy. The UV not only converted the rutile surface from hydrophilic to hydrophobic but also stimulated high surface activity. After 4 h UV illumination, the contents of Ti3+ and hydroxyl groups on the oxidized sample were increased, while that of lattice O decreased. After 3 d of soaking in the SBF, a compact and uniform layer of carbonated hydroxyapatite (CHA) particles was formed on the UV-illuminated rutile surface whereas there was a few of HA to be viewed on the surface of as-oxidized Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn alloy. Our study demonstrates a simple, fast and cost-effective technique for growing bone-like apatite on titanium alloys.

  9. High resolution transmission electron microscopy study of the hardening mechanism through phase separation in a beta-Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta alloy for implant applications.

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    Afonso, Conrado R M; Ferrandini, Peterson L; Ramirez, Antonio J; Caram, Rubens

    2010-04-01

    beta-Ti alloys are highly attractive metallic materials for biomedical applications due to their high specific strength, high corrosion resistance and excellent biocompatibility, including low elastic modulus. This work aims to clarify the hardening mechanism of a beta-Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta alloy using different characterization techniques. Ingots (50 g) of Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta (wt.%) alloy were arc furnace melted in an Ar((g)) atmosphere, homogenized, hot rolled, solubilized and finally aged at several temperatures from 200 to 700 degrees C for 4 h. Microstructure characterization was performed using X-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, scanning and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). The 4 h aging showed that the highest hardness values were found when aged at 400 degrees C and the HR-TEM images confirmed splitting of spots on the Fourier space map, which indicated the presence of a coherent interface between separated phases (beta and beta') and explains the hardening mechanism of the alloy. Through geometric phase analysis analysis, using the HR-TEM image, the localized strain map showed 5-10 nm domains of the beta and beta' phases. The combination of suitable values of yield strength, hardness and low Young's modulus makes Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta alloy suitable for medical applications as a metallic orthopedic implant. PMID:19913645

  10. Piezoelectric Properties of Pb0.98Bi0.02Zr0.51Ti0.48Zn0.01O3 Ceramics

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    He, Wenze; Yu, Jian

    2011-02-01

    On the basis of eutectic behavior of PbTiO3-PbZrO3-Bi(Zn0.5Ti0.5)O3 ternary system, perovskite-structured Pb0.98Bi0.02Zr0.51Ti0.48Zn0.01O3 ceramics were able to be prepared using conventional electronic ceramic processing at low sintering temperature compatible with Ag as inner electrode materials, promising for co-firing technology to fabricate monolithic multilayer piezoelectric transducers. The dependence of its piezoelectric properties on sintering temperature and various dopants were investigated experimentally and a piezoelectric property with dielectric constant of ɛ33T/ɛ0=1190, dielectric loss of tan δ=0.6%, piezoelectric coefficient of d33=270 pC/N, planar coupling coefficient of kp=0.54, thickness coupling coefficient of kt=0.46 and Curie temperature of Tc=346 °C was obtained for the 0.5% Co-doped Pb0.98Bi0.02Zr0.51Ti0.48Zn0.01O3 ceramics sintered at 950 °C.

  11. Study on the mechanism of NH3-selective catalytic reduction over CuCe x Zr1-x /TiO2

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    Chen, Xujuan; Sun, Xiaoliang; Gong, Cairong; Lv, Gang; Song, Chonglin

    2016-03-01

    Copper-cerium-zirconium catalysts loaded on TiO2 prepared by a wet impregnation method were investigated for NH3-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NO x . The reaction mechanism was proposed on the basis of results from in situ diffuse reflectance infrared transform spectroscopy (DRIFT). When NH3 is introduced, ammonia bonded to Lewis acid sites is more stable over CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 at high temperature, while Brønsted acid sites are more important than Lewis acid sites at low temperature. For the NH3+NO+O2 co-adsorption, NH3 species occupy most of activity sites on CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 catalyst, and mainly exist in the forms of NH{4/+} (at low temperature) and NH3 coordinated (at high temperature), playing a crucial role in the NH3-SCR process. Two different reaction routes, the L-H mechanism at low temperature ( < 200°C) and the E-R mechanism at high temperature ( > 200°C), are presented for the SCR reaction over CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 catalyst.

  12. Study on the mechanism of NH3-selective catalytic reduction over CuCexZr1-x/TiO2

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    Chen, Xujuan; Sun, Xiaoliang; Gong, Cairong; Lv, Gang; Song, Chonglin

    2016-06-01

    Copper-cerium-zirconium catalysts loaded on TiO2 prepared by a wet impregnation method were investigated for NH3-selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx. The reaction mechanism was proposed on the basis of results from in situ diffuse reflectance infrared transform spectroscopy (DRIFT). When NH3 is introduced, ammonia bonded to Lewis acid sites is more stable over CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 at high temperature, while Brønsted acid sites are more important than Lewis acid sites at low temperature. For the NH3+NO+O2 co-adsorption, NH3 species occupy most of activity sites on CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 catalyst, and mainly exist in the forms of NH4 + (at low temperature) and NH3 coordinated (at high temperature), playing a crucial role in the NH3-SCR process. Two different reaction routes, the L-H mechanism at low temperature (< 200°C) and the E-R mechanism at high temperature (> 200°C), are presented for the SCR reaction over CuCe0.25Zr0.75/TiO2 catalyst.

  13. Soft and hybrid-doped Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} ceramics under stress, electric field, and temperature loading

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    Suchanicz, J.; Kim-Ngan, N.-T.; Konieczny, K.; Jankowska-Sumara, I.; Balogh, A. G.

    2011-05-15

    We investigated the influence of uniaxial pressure (0-1000 bars) applied parallelly or perpendicularly to the ac or dc electric field (in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional manner) on dielectric and ferroelectric properties of selected soft and hybrid-doped PZT ceramics (1 mol. % Gd, 1 mol. % La and 1 mol. % (La+Fe)-doped Pb(Zr{sub 0.54}Ti{sub 0.46}) O{sub 3}). Applying uniaxial pressure leads to a reduction of the peak intensity of the electric permittivity ({epsilon}), of the frequency dispersion, and of the dielectric hysteresis. The peak intensity of {epsilon} becomes diffused and shifts to a higher temperatures with increasing pressure. Simultaneous application of uniaxial pressure and dc electric field (perpendicular to each other) in the poling process implies in improvement of the ferroelectric properties, indicating a new possibility for poling materials with a high coercive field and/or high electric conductivity. It was also found that simultaneous application of uniaxial pressure and dc electric field (perpendicular to each other) allowed observation of the space charge in the depolarization process. The electrostrictive coefficient Q{sub 11} and differential permittivity were evaluated from obtained data. Our results show that applying uniaxial pressure induces similar effects as increasing the Ti-ion concentration in the PZT system. We interpreted our results based on the Cochran soft-mode and domain switching processes under the action of pressure.

  14. Fatigue characteristics of bioactive glass-ceramic-coated Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr for biomedical application.

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    Li, S J; Niinomi, M; Akahori, T; Kasuga, T; Yang, R; Hao, Y L

    2004-08-01

    A new surface-coating method by which CaP invert glass is used to improve the bioactivity of titanium alloys has been developed recently. In this method, the powder of CaP invert glass (CaO-P2O5-TiO2-Na2O) is coated on the surface of titanium alloy samples and heated between 1073 and 1123 K. With this treatment, a calcium phosphate layer mainly containing beta-Ca3(PO4)2 phase can be coated easily on titanium alloy samples. In the present study, the effect of this coating process on the fatigue properties of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr, a new metastable beta alloy for biomedical applications, has been investigated. The fatigue endurance limit of the coated alloy was found to be about 15% higher than that of uncoated alloy, as a result of the formation of a hard (alpha + beta) layer and a small amount of the omega phase during the coating process. The coating exhibits excellent adhesion to the substrate during the tensile and fatigue tests. Subsequent ageing at 673 K for 259.2 ks greatly improves the fatigue resistance of the coated alloy due to isothermal omega phase precipitation, and does not have obvious detrimental effect on the coating properties. PMID:15020109

  15. Adhesion strength and nucleation thermodynamics of four metals (Al, Cu, Ti, Zr) on AlN substrates

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    Tao, Yuan; Ke, Genshui; Xie, Yan; Chen, Yigang; Shi, Siqi; Guo, Haibo

    2015-12-01

    Devices based on AlN generally require adherent and strong interfaces between AlN and other materials, whereas most metals are known to be nonwetting to AlN and form relatively weak interfaces with AlN. In this study, we selected four representative metals (Al, Cu, Ti, and Zr) to study the adhesion strength of the AlN/metal interfaces. Mathematical models were constructed between the adhesion strength and enthalpy of formation of Al-metal solid solutions, the surface energies of the metals, and the lattice mismatch between the metals and AlN, based on thermodynamic parameters calculated using density functional theory. It appears that the adhesion strength is mainly determined by the lattice mismatch, and is in no linear correlation with either the Al-metal solution's formation enthalpies or the metals' surface energies. We also investigated the nucleation thermodynamics of the four metals on AlN substrates. It was found that Ti forms the strongest interface with AlN, and has the largest driving force for nucleation on AlN substrates among the four metals.

  16. Study of low-modulus biomedical β Ti-Nb-Zr alloys based on single-crystal elastic constants modeling.

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    Wang, Xing; Zhang, Ligang; Guo, Ziyi; Jiang, Yun; Tao, Xiaoma; Liu, Libin

    2016-09-01

    CALPHAD-type modeling was used to describe the single-crystal elastic constants of the bcc solution phase in the ternary Ti-Nb-Zr system. The parameters in the model were evaluated based on the available experimental data and first-principle calculations. The composition-elastic properties of the full compositions were predicted and the results were in good agreement with the experimental data. It is found that the β phase can be divided into two regions which are separated by a critical dynamical stability composition line. The corresponding valence electron number per atom and the polycrystalline Young׳s modulus of the critical compositions are 4.04-4.17 and 30-40GPa respectively. Orientation dependencies of single-crystal Young׳s modulus show strong elastic anisotropy on the Ti-rich side. Alloys compositions with a Young׳s modulus along the <100> direction matching that of bone were found. The current results present an effective strategy for designing low modulus biomedical alloys using computational modeling. PMID:27235781

  17. Corrosion and wear properties of laser surface modified NiTi with Mo and ZrO 2

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    Ng, K. W.; Man, H. C.; Yue, T. M.

    2008-08-01

    Because of its biocompatibility, superelasticity and shape memory characteristics, NiTi alloys have been gaining immense interest in the medical field. However, there is still concern on the corrosion resistance of this alloy if it is going to be implanted in the human body for a long time. Titanium is not toxic but nickel is carcinogenic and is implicated in various reactions including allergic response and degeneration of muscle tissue. Debris from wear and the subsequent release of Ni + ions due to corrosion in the body system are fatal issues for long-term application of this alloy in the human body. This paper reports the corrosion and wear properties of laser surface modified NiTi using Mo and ZrO 2 as surface alloying elements, respectively. The modified layers which are free from microcracks and porosity, act as both physical barrier to nickel release and enhance the bulk properties, such as hardness, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. The electrochemical performance of the surface modified alloy was studied in Hanks' solution. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy was measured.

  18. Phase formation and strain relaxation during thermal reaction of Zr and Ti with strained Si1-x-yGexCy epilayers

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    Aubry-Fortuna, V.; Tremblay, G.; Meyer, F.; Miron, Y.; Roichman, Y.; Eizenberg, M.; Fortuna, F.; Hörmann, U.; Strunk, H.

    2000-08-01

    Silicides are often used in Si technology for both their ohmic and rectifying properties. In this work, we have compared Zr and Ti germanosilicides as possible metallic contacts on SiGeC alloys in terms of phase formation and stability of the unreacted SiGeC alloy. The germanosilicides are obtained after rapid thermal annealings of Zr or Ti with strained SiGeC layers. The interactions of the metal films with these alloys have been investigated by sheet resistance measurements, x-ray diffraction (XRD), cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and energy dispersive spectroscopy in situ in the TEM. Four crystal x-ray diffraction was performed to measure the residual strain of the unreacted SiGeC epilayer after reaction. The analyses indicate that the final compounds are the C49-Zr(SiGe)2 and C54-Ti(SiGe)2 phases, respectively: In both cases, the compound is formed by monocrystalline grains with various orientations. Nevertheless, neither XRD, nor sheet resistance measurements give any clear information about the C incorporation in the phase, when the reaction occurs with a SiGeC layer. We have observed that the use of Zr completely avoids Ge segregation with an uniform layer formed, while in the case of the reaction with Ti, the grains do not form a continuous layer and Ge-segregation is evidenced: A Ge-rich Si1-z-yGez(Cy) alloy is detected in between the metallic grains. In addition, an early strain relaxation of the unreacted SiGe layer is observed after reaction, and it is much more important after reaction with Ti. During the reaction with nearly compensated SiGeC layers, Zr totally prevents the initial state of strain, while Ti strongly affects the unreacted SiGeC alloy and destroys its initial state. All these results indicate that Zr may be an interesting candidate for realizing germanosilicide contacts on IV-IV alloys, due to its good thermal stability.

  19. X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopic investigations on CaZrTi2O7sbnd Y2Ti2O7 system: Delineation of phase fields consisting of potential ceramic host materials

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    Jafar, M.; Achary, S. N.; Salke, Niliesh P.; Sahu, A. K.; Rao, Rekha; Tyagi, A. K.

    2016-07-01

    Phase evolution from CaZrTi2O7 (zirconolite) to Y2Ti2O7 (pyrochlore) have been delineated by systematic characterization of a series of sample with composition as Ca1-xZr1-xY2xTi2O7 (0.00 ≤ x ≤ 1.00) by powder XRD, Raman spectroscopy, SEM and EDS analyses. Comparative analyses of XRD and Raman spectra revealed sequential evolution of phases with increasing concentration of Y3+ in the compositions. From the XRD studies, three distinct phase fields, namely two layer (2M) and four layer (4M) zirconolite-types and cubic pyrochlore-type are observed in between zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7) and Y2Ti2O7. 4M-zirconolite phase is observed in a narrow range of composition, viz. 0.35 ≤ x ≤ 0.40 while cubic pyrochlore type phase is observed in the compositions with x ≥ 1.20. The unit cell volume of different phases shows a non-linear increasing trend with Y3+ ion concentration which has been attributed to the distribution of cations in different structure and change in their coordination number.

  20. Influence of fluoride content and pH on corrosion and tribocorrosion behaviour of Ti13Nb13Zr alloy in oral environment.

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    Golvano, I; Garcia, I; Conde, A; Tato, W; Aginagalde, A

    2015-09-01

    CpTi and Ti6Al4V alloy are the most widely used materials for implant application, but the release of toxic elements (e.g. Al and V) and the so-called stress-shielding effect are still a concern. In recent years, β and near-β titanium alloys have been developed, which overcome these issues with reduced modulus of elasticity and biocompatible alloying elements. However, literature is scarce studying the tribocorrosion behaviour of these alloys for dental implantology. The present work studies the tribocorrosion behaviour of the near-β Ti13Nb13Zr alloy in oral environment, using CpTi4 for comparison purposes. To that end, the influence of the pH and fluoride concentration in artificial saliva was analysed. Reciprocating sliding corrosion tests were carried out under open circuit potential and potentiostatic conditions. Results reveal a negative influence of the increase of fluoride concentration and the acidified artificial saliva on the material degradation. Moreover, some light has been shed on the different tribocorrosion mechanisms of Ti13Nb13Zr and CpTi4 in simulated oral environment. PMID:26042765

  1. The effect of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition on the crystallization of amorphous TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} mixed oxide

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    Mao Dongsen Lu Guanzhong

    2007-02-15

    The effect of B{sub 2}O{sub 3} addition on the crystallization of amorphous TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} mixed oxide was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG/DTA). TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} mixed oxide was prepared by co-precipitation method with aqueous ammonia as the precipitation reagent. Boric acid was used as a source of boria, and boria contents varied from 2 to 20 wt%. The results indicate that the addition of small amount of boria (<8 wt%) hinders the crystallization of amorphous TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} into a crystalline ZrTiO{sub 4} compound, while a larger amount of boria ({>=}8 wt%) promotes the crystallization process. FT-IR spectroscopy and {sup 11}B MAS NMR results show that tetrahedral borate species predominate at low boria loading, and trigonal borate species increase with increasing boria loading. Thus it is concluded that highly dispersed tetrahedral BO{sub 4} units delay, while a build-up of trigonal BO{sub 3} promote, the crystallization of amorphous TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} to form ZrTiO{sub 4} crystals. - Graphical abstract: The addition of small amount of boria (<8 wt%) hinders the crystallization of amorphous TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} into a crystalline ZrTiO{sub 4} compound, while the larger amount of boria ({>=}8 wt%) promotes the crystallization process.

  2. Chemistry of surface nanostructures in lead precursor-rich PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 sol-gel films

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    Gueye, I.; Le Rhun, G.; Gergaud, P.; Renault, O.; Defay, E.; Barrett, N.

    2016-02-01

    We present a study of the chemistry of the nanostructured phase at the surface of lead zirconium titanate PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PZT) films synthesized by sol-gel method. In sol-gel synthesis, excess lead precursor is used to maintain the target stoichiometry. Surface nanostructures appear at 10% excess whereas 30% excess inhibits their formation. Using the surface-sensitive, quantitative X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and glancing angle X-ray diffraction we have shown that the chemical composition of the nanostructures is ZrO1.82-1.89 rather than pyrochlore often described in the literature. The presence of a possibly discontinuous layer of wide band gap ZrO1.82-1.89 could be of importance in determining the electrical properties of PZT-based metal-insulator-metal heterostructures.

  3. Influence of Zr{sup 4+} doping on structural and electrical properties of SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4}O{sub 15} ceramic

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    Nayak, P. Panigrahi, S.; Badapanda, T.

    2015-06-24

    This article reports a systematic study of doping effects on the structural and electrical properties of layer structured strontium bismuth titanate ceramic. In this study monophasic SrBi{sub 4}Ti{sub 4-x}Zr{sub x}O{sub 15} with x=0.00, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25 ceramics were synthesized from the solid-state reaction route. X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the Zr-modified SBT ceramics have a pure four-layer Aurivillius phase structure. Dielectric properties revealed that the diffuseness of phase transition increases where as corresponding permittivity value decrease with increasing Zr content. Piezoelectric properties of SBTZ ceramics were improved by the modification of Zirconium ion. Moreover, the reason behind for improvement of piezoelectric properties of modified SBTZ ceramics was also discussed.

  4. Devitrification of Mechanically Alloyed Zr-Ti-Nb-Cu-Ni-Al Glassy Powders Studied by Time-Resolved X-ray Diffraction

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    Scudino, S.; Sordelet, D.J.; Eckert, J.

    2009-04-13

    The crystallization of mechanically alloyed Zr{sub 67}Ti{sub 6.14}Nb{sub 1.92}Cu{sub 10.67}Ni{sub 8.52}Al{sub 5.75} glassy powder is investigated by time-resolved X-ray diffraction. The powder displays a multi-step crystallization behavior characterized by the formation of a metastable nanoscale quasicrystalline phase during the first stage of the crystallization process. At higher temperatures, coinciding with the second crystallization event, the amorphous-to-quasicrystalline transformation is followed by the precipitation of the tetragonal Zr{sub 2}Cu phase (space group I4/mmm) and the tetragonal Zr{sub 2}Ni phase (space group I4/mcm). The transformations are gradual and the quasicrystals and the subsequent phases coexist over a temperature interval of about 25K.

  5. A novel preparation of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous M/Ti (M=Zr or Ta) mixed oxide nanoparticles with enhanced photocatalytic activity.

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    Wang, Changhua; Geng, Aifang; Guo, Yihang; Jiang, Shujuan; Qu, Xuesong; Li, Li

    2006-09-01

    Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3 DOM) M/Ti (M=Zr or Ta) mixed oxides were prepared by cohydrolysis of a mixture of Zr(n-OC(4)H(9))(4)/TTIP or TaCl(5)/TTIP (TTIP=titanium isopropoxide) combined with a polystyrene (PS) latex sphere templating technique. The resulting products exhibited homogeneous wall compositions, namely, Zr or Ta was uniformly dispersed into the TiO(2) framework with the loading levels of 5, 10, and 20 mol% for Zr and 2.5, 5.0, and 7.5 mol% for Ta, respectively. The estimated macropore diameter, wall thickness, and particle size of the products ranged from 280 to 290 nm, from 30 to 50 nm, and from 10 to 12 nm, respectively. The products showed only anatase phase structure although their starting solitary metal oxides exhibited suitable crystalline structures under the same preparation conditions. Raman scattering spectroscopy showed that the crystal structure of titania had a slight interference due to the incorporation of Zr or Ta, and UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) showed the narrower band gap of the products compared with that of pure anatase TiO(2). The products exhibited mesoporous wall structures, and their BET surface areas were higher than those of the corresponding pure 3 DOM metal oxides. The UV-light photocatalytic activity of the products was assessed by monitoring the photodegradation of two organic molecules including 4-nitrophenol (4-NP) and rhodamine B (RB). Both the photocatalytic reactions confirmed that the presence of the second metal oxide in the titania framework resulted in enhanced photocatalytic activity compared with the pure titania framework. PMID:16777130

  6. Li2ZrO3-coated Li4Ti5O12 with nanoscale interface for high performance lithium-ion batteries

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    Zhang, Han; Liu, Yang; Wang, Ting; Yang, Yang; Shi, Shaojun; Yang, Gang

    2016-04-01

    Zr doped sample of Li4Ti4.99Zr0.01O12 (LZTO) and Li2ZrO3 (LZO) coated Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) are prepared by a solid-state method. The lattice structure of LTO is remained after doping element of Zr and coating layer of LZO. The crystal structure and electrochemical performance of the material are investigated by X-ray diffractometry (XRD), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic intermittent titration technique (GITT) and charge-discharge tests, respectively. Zr-doping and LZO coating play the positive role in improving the diffusion ability of lithium cations. LZTO and LZO-LTO show much improved specific capacity and rate capability compared with pristine sample of LTO. LZO-LTO has the smallest voltage differential (ΔV) of the redox peaks because the coating of Li2ZrO3 is helpful for the diffusion ability of lithium ions during charge/discharge processes. LZTO and LZO-LTO as electrode deliver the initial capacities of 164.8, 168.1 mAh g-1, respectively, which are much higher than 150.2 mAh g-1 of intrinsic sample of LTO. Even at the current density of 2 A g-1, LTZO and LZO-LTO offer capacity of 96 and 106 mAh g-1, which are much higher than 33 mAh g-1 of LTO. The improved electrochemical performance is attributed to the improved diffusion ability of lithium. During the whole discharge process, the lowest value of LTO is 5.97 × 10-17 cm2 s-1 that is much lower than 7.80 × 10-16 cm2 s-1 in LZTO and 1.85 × 10-15 cm2 s-1 in LZO-LTO, respectively.

  7. Dielectric and ferroelectric properties of (111) preferred oriented PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3/Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.62Ti0.38O3/PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 trilayered films

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    Tang, Yanxue; Zhu, Bing; Wang, Feifei; Sun, Dazhi; Hu, Zhijuan; Qin, Xiaomei; Shi, Wangzhou

    2016-05-01

    Highly (111) preferred oriented PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3/Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.62Ti0.38O3/PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 (PZT/PMNT/PZT) trilayered ferroelectric thin films were prepared on (111)Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates. At room temperature, the films have a dielectric constant of 2175 that decreases to 1870 and a dielectric loss of 0.05 that increases to 0.06 with increasing frequency between 102 and 105 Hz. Also, they exhibit well saturated polarization-versus-electric field hysteresis loops with a large remnant polarization of 13.4 μC/cm2 and a low coercive field of 30 kV/cm. The leakage current density in the trilayered films is 4.1 × 10-10 A/cm2, which increases to 4.0 × 10-7 A/cm2 with increasing electric field between 1 and 140 kV/cm. Such properties of (111) preferred oriented PZT/PMNT/PZT trilayered films lead naturally to possibilities for ferroelectric capacitors and memories.

  8. Electrocaloric effect of inorganic low temperature sintering (Pb0.88La0.08)(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 ceramics

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    Ra, Cheol-Min; Yoo, Ju-Hyun; Chol, Seung-Hun; Lee, Jie-Young

    2015-07-01

    In this study, in order to develop the composition ceramics with the excellent electrocaloric properties, (Pb0.88La0.08)(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 ceramics were fabricated by the conventional solid-state method. Electrocaloric effects of inorganic (Pb0.88La0.08)(Zr0.65Ti0.35)O3 ferroelectric ceramics were investigated and discussed using the characteristics of P-E hysteresis loops at wide temperature range from room temperature to 220 °C. The temperature change ΔT due to the electrocaloric effect was calculated by Maxwell's relations. The temperature change ΔT of ceramics sintered at 950°C reached the maximum of ∼0.19 at 190 °C under applied electric field of 30 kV/cm.

  9. Gas release in the process of thermal treatment of sputtered Pb(Ti0.48Zr0.52)O x films

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    Znamenskii, A. G.; Ionov, A. M.; Marchenko, V. A.

    2016-06-01

    The conditions (regimes of deposition and thermal treatment) for gas bubble formation in ferroelectric Pb(Ti1- y Zr y )O3 films have been determined by thermal desorption and electron and optical micros-copy. A mechanism of bubble formation has been proposed. This mechanism rests upon the notion that lead can form oxides of the PbO2 type with a high oxygen content at relatively low temperatures and that these oxides break down with the release of oxygen to lower oxides of the PbO type upon subsequent heating. These ideas have been taken as the basis of a technique for the fabrication of Pb(Ti1- y Zr y )O3 films with a reduced (by an order of magnitude) density of through defects.

  10. Sol-gel route to synthesis of microporous ceramic membranes: Preparation and characterization of microporous TiO[sub 2] and ZrO[sub 2] xerogels

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    Xu, Q.; Anderson, M.A. . Water Chemistry Program)

    1994-07-01

    This paper focuses on the preparation and characterization of pure TiO[sub 2] and ZrO[sub 2] xerogels. The preparation method is based on a sol-gel technique using metal tert-amyloxides as precursors to produce nano-sized metal oxide particles which are subsequently packed in a gelation process, eventually resulting in microporous xerogels. The unsupported TiO[sub 2]and ZrO[sub 2] xerogels produced in this manner have a mean pore diameter less than 2 nm and more than 50% microporosity. However, these gels, in their pure form, are thermally stable only to 350 C. Improved thermal stabilities of mixed metal oxide xerogels will be reported elsewhere.

  11. Ferroelectric switching in epitaxial PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/ZnO/GaN heterostructures

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    Wang, Juan; Salev, Pavel; Grigoriev, Alexei

    As a wide-bandgap semiconductor, ZnO has gained substantial interest due to its favorable properties including high electron mobility, strong room-temperature luminescence, etc. The main obstacle of its application is the lack of reproducible and low-resistivity p-type ZnO. P-type doping of ZnO through the interface charge injection, which can be achieved by the polarization switching of ferroelectric films, is a tempting solution. We explored ferroelectric switching behavior of PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/ZnO/GaN heterostructures epitaxially grown on Sapphire substrates by RF sputtering. The electrical measurements of Pt/PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/ZnO/GaN ferroelectric-semiconductor capacitors revealed unusual behavior that is a combination of polarization switching and a diode I-V characteristics.

  12. Effects of Grain Boundary and Segregated-Phases on Reliability of Ba(Ti,Zr)O3-Based Ni Electrode MLCs

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    Okamatsu, Toshihiro; Sano, Harunobu; Takagi, Hiroshi

    2005-09-01

    The reliability in the highly accelerated life test (HALT) for multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCs) composed of the Ba(Ti,Zr)O3-Gd-Mg-Mn-Si system was markedly improved by controlling the amount of SiO2 and the ratio of Ba/(Ti+Zr). We observed the following characteristics in the microstructures when the reliability was improved. 1) The segregated-phases, which consisted of Mg oxides and Si oxides, were dispersed well in the dielectric layers and their size was considerably small. 2) The corrosion resistance of grain boundaries was improved. 3) The electric potential as a contrast in the focused ion beam scanning ion microscopy was homogeneous in both the grains and the grain boundaries. We can design these microstructures by controlling the additives to generate BaMg2Si2O7 and BaSi2O5, which have low melting points.

  13. Electrical conductivity spectra of Sn doped BaTi{sub 0.95}Zr{sub 0.05}O{sub 3}

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    Dalal, Biswajit; Sarkar, Babusona; De, S. K.

    2014-05-28

    The alternating current (ac) conductivity spectra of Sn doped BaTi{sub 0.95}Zr{sub 0.05}O{sub 3} prepared by solid state reaction have been studied in the temperature range of 373–473 K. Mixed valency of Sn atoms and the oxygen vacancy controls electrical transport process. The ac conductivity follows Jonscher type power law as a function of frequency. Derived dc conductivity and hopping frequency follow Arrhenius type temperature dependency and have same activation energy. Almost temperature independent nature of frequency exponent indicates that the electrical conduction in Zr and Sn co-doped BaTiO{sub 3} relaxor is quantum mechanical electron tunneling. The conductivity spectra are perfectly scaled using the scaling parameters as dc conductivity and hopping frequency.

  14. Evaluation of micro-abrasion-corrosion on SiO2-TiO2-ZrO2 coatings synthesized by the sol-gel method

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    Bautista Ruiz, J.; Aperador, W.; Caballero Gómez, J.

    2016-02-01

    The medical science and the engineering, work to improve the materials used in the manufacture of joint implants, since they have a direct impact on the quality of people life. The surgical interventions are increasing worldwide with a high probability of a second or even a third intervention. Around these circumstances, it was evaluated the behaviour against microabrasion-corrosion phenomena on SiO2 TiO2 ZrO2 coatings, synthesized by the sol-gel method with concentration of the Si/Ti/Zr precursors: 10/70/20 and 10/20/70. The coatings were deposited on AISI 316 LVM stainless steel substrates. The morphological characterization of the wear was made by AFM techniques. It was observed that the coatings with higher levels of titanium have a good response to the phenomena of microabrasion-corrosion.

  15. Effect of thermal cycling on the mechanical properties of Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 alloy

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    Wang, Xin; Shao, Yang; Gong, Pan; Yao, KeFu

    2012-12-01

    The effect of thermal cycling treatment on mechanical properties and thermal stability of a Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glass is investigated. The metallic glassy samples are sealed into quartz tubes under high vacuum condition, and liquid nitrogen together with electric furnace are used to control a periodical temperature variation between -196°C and 150°C. The structure and properties of the tested samples for different thermal cycles have been examined by X-ray diffraction analysis, mechanical properties measurement and thermal analysis. It has been found that the structure and properties of the samples do not show a significant change even after 200 cycles, which suggests Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 alloy as having potential in aerospace environment.

  16. Piezoelectrically induced mechano-catalytic effect for degradation of dye wastewater through vibrating Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 fibers

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    Lin, He; Wu, Zheng; Jia, Yanmin; Li, Weijian; Zheng, Ren-Kui; Luo, Haosu

    2014-04-01

    Hydrothermally synthesized piezoelectric Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 fibers were used as a mechano-catalyzer to degrade acid orange 7 dye wastewater via the mechano-catalytic effect, which was achieved as a product of the piezoelectric effect and the electro-catalytic effect. When subjected to mechanical vibration, the Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 fibers bend, which in turn induces electric charges on the surfaces of the fibers via the piezoelectric effect. The piezoelectrically induced electric charges induce chemical degradation reactions in the dye wastewater through the electro-catalytic effect. A high mechano-catalytic degradation ratio of ˜80% was achieved for the acid orange 7 solutions (˜30 μmol/l). The piezoelectrically induced mechano-catalytic effect thus provides a highly efficient and reusable technology for dye wastewater degradation applications.

  17. Probing Ferroelectricity in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 with Polarized Soft X-rays

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    Arenholz, E.; van der Laan, G.; Fraile-Rodriguez, A.; Yu, P.; He, Q.; Ramesh, R.

    2010-06-07

    The reduction in symmetry associated with the onset of ferroelectric order in PbZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (PZT) thin films leads to a pronounced difference at the Ti L{sub 3,2} absorption edges between spectra measured with the x-ray linear polarization perpendicular and parallel to the ferroelectric polarization. We introduce a general method to analyze the observed difference spectra using atomic multiplet calculations. Moreover, we find experimental evidence for structural changes in PZT induced by the reversal of the ferroelectric polarization.

  18. Percolation in the dielectric function of Pb(Zr, Ti)O3 - Pb2Ru2O6.5 ferroelectric - metal composites

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    Nuzhnyy, D.; Buixaderas, E.; Rychetsky, I.; Kadlec, C.; Petzelt, J.; Uršič, H.; Malič, B.

    2014-11-01

    A set of composite PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 - xPb2Ru2O6.5 (PZT 53/47 - xPRO) and pure PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 (PZT 53/47), PbZr0.38Ti0.62O3 (PZT 38/62) and PbZr0.36Ti0.64O3 (PZT 36/64) thick films (thicknesses 20-30 µm, porosity 25-50%) prepared by screen printing on (0001) single-crystal sapphire substrates, were studied using Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) reflectivity and time-domain terahertz transmission spectroscopy. The compositions studied with 10, 15, 20 and 25 vol% PRO were around the electrical percolation threshold in the bulk ceramic composites (~17 vol%), known from impedance spectroscopy by Bobnar et al (2008 Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 182911). To obtain the effective dielectric functions of the films, we accounted for their porosity by using the Lichtenecker model. Using the dielectric functions of bulk pure PZT 53/47 ceramics and PRO single crystals from the literature available, effective dielectric functions were compared with those obtained using the generalized effective medium model by McLachlan with percolation threshold and critical percolation exponents, which fit the low-frequency data by Bobnar et al. The effective dynamic response in all the samples was dominated by an overdamped THz conductivity peak (central mode), as in pure PZT. The percolation threshold was not particularly apparent in the polar-phonon frequency range as it characterized the localized response. Unlike the low-frequency permittivity, which diverged at the percolation threshold, the effective microwave-terahertz permittivity increased above it.

  19. ZrOCl2/nano TiO2 as an Efficient Catalyst for the One Pot Synthesis of Naphthopyranopyrimidines Under Solvent-free Conditions.

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    Mohaqeq, Mahboubeh; Safaei-Ghomi, Javad; Shahbazi-Alavi, Hossein

    2015-01-01

    ZrOCl(2)/nano-TiO(2) has been used as an efficient catalyst for the preparation of naphtho[1',2':5,6]pyrano[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives by the three-component reaction of aldehydes, β-naphthol and 1,3-dimethylbarbituric acid. The advantages of the reaction are solvent-free conditions, short reaction times, easy workup, good to excellent yields, and cost-effective and reusable catalyst. PMID:26680726

  20. Growth and characterization of (Pb, La)(Zr, Sn, Ti)O3 single crystals

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    Li, Yuanyuan; Qiang, Li; Wang, Lin; Yang, Zi; Chu, Xiangcheng

    2011-03-01

    Relaxor antiferroelectric single crystals, lead lanthanum zirconate stannate titanate (PLZST), with compositions near the morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) were grown by the flux method using PbO-PbF2-B2O3 as a flux. Pale yellow single crystals, which were pseudo-cubes of 1.5-2 mm length and 1-2 mm thickness, were obtained. Their morphologies and chemical compositions were studied. Compositional deviation was found to occur during crystal growth. The fitted curve of the Ti4+ content in crystals versus that of in raw materials suggested that the chemical composition could draw near to MPB by adding a large amount of Ti4+ in the raw materials. XRD patterns revealed that the calcined powders experienced a gradual phase transition process from tetragonal to rhombohedral with increase in Ti4+ content. Tetragonal phase structures existed in the crystals. The gradual increase in Ti4+ content in the crystals on its increase in raw materials provides valuable information and good foundation for future work.

  1. Effect of Surface Modifications of Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 Bulk Metallic Glass and Ti-6Al-4V Alloy on Human Osteoblasts In Vitro Biocompatibility

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    Blanquer, Andreu; Hynowska, Anna; Nogués, Carme; Ibáñez, Elena; Sort, Jordi; Baró, Maria Dolors; Özkale, Berna; Pané, Salvador; Pellicer, Eva

    2016-01-01

    The use of biocompatible materials, including bulk metallic glasses (BMGs), for tissue regeneration and transplantation is increasing. The good mechanical and corrosion properties of Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 BMG and its previously described biocompatibility makes it a potential candidate for medical applications. However, it is known that surface properties like topography might play an important role in regulating cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation. Thus, in the present study, Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 BMG and Ti6-Al-4V alloy were surface-modified electrochemically (nanomesh) or physically (microscratched) to investigate the effect of material topography on human osteoblasts cells (Saos-2) adhesion, proliferation and differentiation. For comparative purposes, the effect of mirror-like polished surfaces was also studied. Electrochemical treatments led to a highly interconnected hierarchical porous structure rich in oxides, which have been described to improve corrosion resistance, whereas microscratched surfaces showed a groove pattern with parallel trenches. Cell viability was higher than 96% for the three topographies tested and for both alloy compositions. In all cases, cells were able to adhere, proliferate and differentiate on the alloys, hence indicating that surface topography plays a minor role on these processes, although a clear cell orientation was observed on microscratched surfaces. Overall, our results provide further evidence that Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 BMG is an excellent candidate, in the present two topographies, for bone repair purposes. PMID:27243628

  2. Impact of cyclic plasma treatment on oxygen vacancy defects in TiN/HfZrO/SiON/Si gate stacks

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    Bhuyian, Md Nasir Uddin Misra, D.; Poddar, S.; Tapily, K.; Clark, R. D.; Consiglio, S.; Wajda, C. S.; Nakamura, G.; Leusink, G. J.

    2015-05-11

    This work evaluates the defects in HfZrO as a function of Zr addition into HfO{sub 2} and when the dielectric was subjected to a slot-plane-antenna (SPA) plasma treatment in a cyclic process to form TiN/HfZrO/SiON/Si gate stacks. The defect energy levels, estimated by temperature-dependent current-voltage measurements, suggest that Zr addition in HfO{sub 2} modifies the charge state of the oxygen vacancy formation, V{sup +}. The influence of electron affinity variation of Hf and Zr ions on the charged oxygen vacancy levels seems to have contributed to the increase in defect activation energy, E{sub a}, from 0.32 eV to 0.4 eV. The cyclic SPA plasma exposure further reduces the oxygen vacancy formation because of the film densification. When the dielectric was subjected to a constant voltage stress, the charge state oxygen vacancy formation changes to V{sup 2+} and improvement was eliminated. The trap assisted tunneling behavior, as observed by the stress induced leakage current characteristics, further supports the oxygen vacancy formation model.

  3. Impact of cyclic plasma treatment on oxygen vacancy defects in TiN/HfZrO/SiON/Si gate stacks

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    Bhuyian, Md Nasir Uddin; Poddar, S.; Misra, D.; Tapily, K.; Clark, R. D.; Consiglio, S.; Wajda, C. S.; Nakamura, G.; Leusink, G. J.

    2015-05-01

    This work evaluates the defects in HfZrO as a function of Zr addition into HfO2 and when the dielectric was subjected to a slot-plane-antenna (SPA) plasma treatment in a cyclic process to form TiN/HfZrO/SiON/Si gate stacks. The defect energy levels, estimated by temperature-dependent current-voltage measurements, suggest that Zr addition in HfO2 modifies the charge state of the oxygen vacancy formation, V+. The influence of electron affinity variation of Hf and Zr ions on the charged oxygen vacancy levels seems to have contributed to the increase in defect activation energy, Ea, from 0.32 eV to 0.4 eV. The cyclic SPA plasma exposure further reduces the oxygen vacancy formation because of the film densification. When the dielectric was subjected to a constant voltage stress, the charge state oxygen vacancy formation changes to V2+ and improvement was eliminated. The trap assisted tunneling behavior, as observed by the stress induced leakage current characteristics, further supports the oxygen vacancy formation model.

  4. Prediction of elastic and vibrational stability for Sc, Ti, Y, Zr, Tc, Ru, Hf, Re, and Os in the fcc structure

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    de Coss, Romeo; Cifuentes-Quintal, Eduardo; Aguayo, Aaron; Murrieta, Gabriel

    2014-03-01

    The discovery of a metastable phase for a given material is interesting because corresponds to a new bonding and new properties are expected. The calculation of the total-energy along the Bain path is frequently used as a method to find tetragonal metastable states. However, a local minimum in the tetragonal distortion is not a definitive proof of a metastable state, and the elastic and vibrational stability needs to be evaluated. In a previous work, using the elastic stability criteria for a cubic structure, we have shown that the transition metals with hcp ground state; Ti, Zr, and Hf have a fcc metastable phase. That result is interesting since the fcc crystal structure does not appear in the current pressure-temperature phase diagram of these metals, and support the experimental observations of fcc Ti and Zr in thin films. In the present work, we extend the stability study of the fcc structure to the non-magnetic transition metals with hcp ground state; Sc, Ti, Y, Zr, Tc, Ru, Hf, Re, and Os. We find that all the metals involved in this study have a metastable fcc structure, since the phonon band structure shows only positive frequencies. Finally, substrates on which the fcc structure of these metals could be growth epitaxially are predicted.

  5. Speculation of equilibrium pressure of Ti{sub 36}Zr{sub 40}Ni{sub 20}Pd{sub 4} icosahedral quasicrystal

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    Huang, Huogen; Chen, Liang

    2015-08-17

    Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals have been demonstrated to store a large number of hydrogen atoms, which implies strong potential application in hydrogen energy field for them. However, the desorption of hydrogen atoms in the quasicrystals is quite difficult, with the indication of high desorption temperature and slow desorption rate. The shortage limits their use in the field to a large extent. But this kind of quasicrystals might be used in nuclear fusion energy field, because tritium as a coral fuel for nuclear fusion needs tight storage. However, equilibrium pressure at room temperature of Ti-Zr-Ni quasicrystals, important for their application in fusion energy field, has not been clear yet. In this work, we designed a gas-solid reaction system with the pressure resolution of 10{sup −8}Pa and carried out hydrogen desorption investigation at different temperatures on Ti{sub 36}Zr{sub 40}Ni{sub 20}Pd{sub 4} icosahedral quasicrystal. Based on three Pressure-Composition-Temperature desorption curves, we speculate according to Van’t Hoff theory about hydrogen storage that its equilibrium pressure at room temperature could be at the magnitude of 10{sup −6}Pa, displaying good stability of hydrogen in the quasicrystal and also implying application prospects in fusion energy field for quasicrystals of this type.

  6. The structure and properties of composites Al2O3-ZrO2-TiC for use in extreme conditions

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    Grigoriev, M. V.; Kotelnikov, N. L.; Buyakova, S. P.; Kulkov, S. N.

    2015-10-01

    The effect of adding nanocrystalline ZrO2 and submicron TiC to ultrafine Al2O3 on mechanical properties and the microstructure of the composites developed by hot pressing was investigated. It was shown that by means of hot pressing in an argon atmosphere at a sintering temperature of 1500 degrees one can obtain the composites Al2O3-ZrO2-TiC with a fine structure and minimal porosity. It has been shown that in material a multi-scale hierarchical structure is formed, which possesses high physical and mechanical properties: the hardness and fracture toughness was 21.5 GPa and 5.2 MPa×m1/2 respectively, the modulus of elasticity was 500 GPa and bending strength was 390 MPa. Tests on composites' cutting properties were carried out on interrupted cutting of hardened steel. All samples had wear of the cutting edge in the form of chips of the grain rear working surface of the tool, but the cutting tool which was made by Al2O3-10% ZrO2-10% TiC had a minimum width of wear.

  7. Microstructure, mechanical properties and machining performance of hot-pressed Al2O3 - ZrO2 - TiC composites

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    Grigoriev, M.; Kotelnikov, N.; Buyakova, S.; Kulkov, S.

    2016-02-01

    The effect of adding nanocrystalline ZrO2 and submicron TiC to ultrafine Al2O3 on mechanical properties and the microstructure of the composites developed by hot pressing was investigated. It was shown that by means of hot pressing in an argon atmosphere at a sintering temperature of 1500 °C one can obtain the composites Al2O3 - ZrO2 - TiC with a fine structure and minimal porosity. It has been shown that in material a multi-scale hierarchical structure is formed, which possesses high physical and mechanical properties: the hardness and fracture toughness was 21.5 GPa and 5.2 MPa*m1/2 respectively, the modulus of elasticity was 500 GPa and bending strength was 390 MPa. Tests on composites’ cutting properties were carried out on interrupted cutting of hardened steel. All samples had wear of the cutting edge in the form of chips of the grain rear working surface of the tool, but the cutting tool which was made by Al2O3 - 10% ZrO2 - 10% TiC had a minimum width of wear.

  8. Micro-abrasion-corrosion behaviour of a biomedical Ti-25Nb-3Mo-3Zr-2Sn alloy in simulated physiological fluid.

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    Wang, Zhenguo; Li, Yan; Huang, Weijiu; Chen, Xiaoli; He, Haoran

    2016-10-01

    The micro-abrasion-corrosion behaviour of the biomedical Ti-25Nb-3Mo-3Zr-2Sn alloy in Hank׳s solution with protein has been investigated using electrochemical measurements, tribological tests and scanning electron microscope (SEM) observations. The potentiodynamic polarization tests showed that the corrosion potential (Ecorr) exhibits the maximum value at the abrasive concentration of 0.05gcm(-3) despite of the load level. The tribological results indicated that the total material loss of the Ti-25Nb-3Mo-3Zr-2Sn alloy during micro-abrasion increased with the increasing abrasive concentration at a certain applied load. When the abrasive concentration is no more than 0.15gcm(-3), the total material loss increases with increasing load, while the total material loss exhibits the maximum value at a moderate load in case of higher abrasive concentration levels. This was ascribed to the three-body or two-body micro-abrasion-corrosion at different abrasive concentration levels. The wastage map, abrasion mode map and synergy map associated with the applied load and the abrasive concentration were constructed to evaluate the micro-abrasion-corrosion behaviour of the Ti-25Nb-3Mo-3Zr-2Sn alloy in potential biomedical applications. PMID:27450038

  9. Microstructures and mechanical properties of metastable Ti-30Zr-(Cr, Mo) alloys with changeable Young's modulus for spinal fixation applications.

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    Zhao, Xiaoli; Niinomi, Mitsuo; Nakai, Masaaki; Miyamoto, Goro; Furuhara, Tadashi

    2011-08-01

    In order to develop a novel alloy with a changeable Young's modulus for spinal fixation applications, we investigated the microstructures, Young's moduli, and tensile properties of metastable Ti-30Zr-(Cr, Mo) alloys subjected to solution treatment (ST) and cold rolling (CR). All the alloys comprise a β phase and small athermal ω phase, and they exhibit low Young's moduli after ST. During CR, deformation-induced phase transformation occurs in all the alloys. The change in Young's modulus after CR is highly dependent on the type of deformation-induced phase. The increase in Young's modulus after CR is attributed to the deformation-induced ω phase on {3 3 2} mechanical twinning. Ti-30Zr-3Cr-3Mo (3Cr3Mo), which exhibits excellent tensile properties and a changeable Young's modulus, shows a smaller springback than Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr, a β-type titanium alloy expected to be useful in spinal fixation applications. Thus, 3Cr3Mo is a potential candidate for spinal fixation applications. PMID:21569873

  10. Selective aerobic oxidation of 5-HMF into 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid with Pt catalysts supported on TiO2 - and ZrO2 -based supports.

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    Ait Rass, Hicham; Essayem, Nadine; Besson, Michèle

    2015-04-13

    Pt catalysts prepared over different metallic oxide supports were investigated in the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) in alkaline aqueous solutions with air, to examine the combined effect of the support and base addition. The base (nature and amount) played a significant role in the degradation or oxidation of HMF. Increasing amounts of the weak NaHCO3 base improved significantly the overall catalytic activity of Pt/TiO2 and Pt/ZrO2 by accelerating the oxidation steps, especially for the aldehyde group. This was highlighted by a proposed kinetic model that gave very good concentration-time fittings. Moreover, the promotion of the catalyst with bismuth yielded a PtBi/TiO2 catalytic system with improved activity and stability. Y2 O3  and La2 O3 ZrO2 -supported catalysts exhibited lower activity than Pt/ZrO2 , which suggests no cooperative effect of the weakly basic properties introduced and the homogeneous base. Quantitative oxidation of HMF (0.1 M) and high yields of FDCA (>99 %) were obtained in less than 5 h by using an HMF/Pt molar ratio of 100 and Na2 CO3 as a weak base over PtBi/TiO2 (Bi/Pt=0.22). PMID:25736596

  11. Electrical and structural properties of group-4 transition-metal nitride (TiN, ZrN, and HfN) contacts on Ge

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    Yamamoto, Keisuke; Nakashima, Hiroshi; Noguchi, Ryutaro; Wang, Dong; Mitsuhara, Masatoshi; Nishida, Minoru; Hara, Toru

    2015-09-21

    Electrical and structural properties were investigated for group-4 transition-metal nitride contacts on Ge (TiN/Ge, ZrN/Ge, and HfN/Ge), which were prepared by direct sputter depositions using nitride targets. These contacts could alleviate the intrinsic Fermi-level pinning (FLP) position toward the conduction band edge. It was revealed that this phenomenon is induced by an amorphous interlayer (a-IL) containing nitrogen atoms at the nitride/Ge interfaces. The strength of FLP alleviation positively depended on the thickness of a-IL. TiN/Ge and ZrN/Ge contacts with ∼2 nm-thick a-ILs showed strong FLP alleviations with hole barrier heights (Φ{sub BP}) in the range of 0.52–56 eV, and a HfN/Ge contact with an ∼1 nm-thick a-IL showed a weaker one with a Φ{sub BP} of 0.39 eV. However, TaN/Ge contact without a-IL did not show such FLP alleviation. Based on the results of depth distributions for respective elements, we discussed the formation kinetics of a-ILs at TiN/Ge and ZrN/Ge interfaces. Finally, we proposed an interfacial dipole model to explain the FLP alleviation.

  12. Photoluminescence: A probe for short, medium and long-range self-organization order in ZrTiO{sub 4} oxide

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    Lucena, Poty R. de . E-mail: poty@liec.ufscar.br; Roberto Leite, Edson; Pontes, Fenelon M.; Longo, Elson; Pizani, Paulo S.; Arana Varela, Jose

    2006-12-15

    Photoluminescent disordered ZrTiO{sub 4} powders were obtained by the polymeric precursor soft-chemical method. This oxide system (ordered and disordered) was characterized by photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and UV-vis absorption experiments. The UV absorption tail formation in the disordered oxides was related to the diminution of optical band gap. In the disordered phase, this oxide displayed broad band photoluminescence caused by change in coordination number of titanium and zirconium with oxygen atoms. The gap decreased from 3.09eV in crystalline oxide to 2.16 eV in disordered oxide. The crystalline oxide presented an orthorhombic {alpha}-PbO{sub 2}-type structure in which Zr{sup 4+} and Ti{sup 4+} were randomly distributed in octahedral coordination polyhedra with oxygen atoms. The amorphous-crystalline transition occurred at almost 700 deg. C, at which point the photoluminescence vanished. The Raman peak at close to 80-200cm{sup -1} indicated the presence of locally ordered Ti-O{sub n} and Zr-O{sub n} polyhedra in disordered photoluminescent oxides.

  13. Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and glass-forming ability of Ti41Zr25Be28Fe6 bulk metallic glass investigated by differential scanning calorimetry

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    Gong, Pan; Zhao, Shaofan; Wang, Xin; Yao, Kefu

    2015-07-01

    The non-isothermal crystallization kinetics and glass-forming ability of Ti41Zr25Be28Fe6 glassy alloy were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry. The activation energies corresponding to the characteristic temperatures have been calculated by Kissinger and Ozawa equations. Based on Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose and Ozawa-Flynn-Wall models, it has been found that the local activation energy is higher at the beginning of the crystallization process for the first exothermic peak. The local Avrami exponent indicates that the first-step crystallization is mainly a high-dimensional nucleation and growth with an increasing nucleation rate. According to the calculated fragility index, Ti41Zr25Be28Fe6 alloy can be classified as "strong glass former." The studied alloy also possesses a critical size up to centimeter order, and the high glass-forming ability is probably related to the relatively low Gibbs energy difference between the liquid and crystalline states. The critical cooling rate of Ti41Zr25Be28Fe6 glassy alloy has also been determined using Barandiaran-Colmenero's method.

  14. Stress-controlled Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 thick films by thermal expansion mismatch between substrate and Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 film

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    Han, Guifang; Ryu, Jungho; Yoon, Woon-Ha; Choi, Jong-Jin; Hahn, Byung-Dong; Kim, Jong-Woo; Park, Dong-Soo; Ahn, Cheol-Woo; Priya, Shashank; Jeong, Dae-Yong

    2011-12-01

    Polycrystalline Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT) thick films (thickness ˜10 μm) were successfully fabricated by using a novel aerosol deposition technique on Si wafer, sapphire, and single crystal yitria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) wafer substrates with Pt electrodes and their dielectric, ferroelectric, and piezoelectric properties, and in-plane stresses were investigated. The films with different stress conditions were simply controlled by the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) misfit of PZT films and substrates. The results showed that the films bearing in-plane compressive stress deposited on the YSZ and sapphire substrates have superior dielectric, ferroelectric (˜90%), and piezoelectric (>200%) properties over that of the Si wafer. Among these three substrates, YSZ shows superior properties of the PZT films. However, films on Si wafer with tensile stress present lower properties. We believed that in-plane compressive stresses within the films are benefited, the formation of c-domain parallel to the thickness direction resulting in the higher piezoelectric properties. These results suggest that the properties of polycrystalline PZT thick films can be adjusted by simply choosing the substrates with different CTEs.

  15. Development of residual stress in sol-gel derived Pb(Zr ,Ti)O3 films: An experimental study

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    Corkovic, S.; Whatmore, R. W.; Zhang, Q.

    2008-04-01

    Residual stresses develop in the sol-gel-derived ferroelectric thin films during the transformation of the metal-organic gel to the metal oxide upon thermal treatment and due to the thermal and elastic mismatch between the Pb(Zrx,Ti1-x)O3 (PZT) film and the substrate materials during cooling. In this study, residual stresses were determined using the wafer curvature method after the deposition of multilayer PZT film on platinized (100) silicon wafers. A multilayer model for stress analysis was used to calculate the residual stress in PZT films of three different compositions: x =0.4, x =0.52, and x =0.6. Orientation dependent residual stresses were found in compositions containing the tetragonal phase, with x =0.4 and x =0.52. Depending on the fraction of (100) orientated domains low compressive or low tensile stress was found in Pb(Zr0.4Ti0.6)O3 (PZT 40/60). Higher residual stress was found in PZT films consisting of only rhombohedral crystallographic structure (PZT 60/40) while the residual stress in PZT films with morphotropic boundary composition (PZT 52/48) was significantly dependent on the film orientation and the phase composition and could range from 17to90MPa. The effect of the film orientation on residual stress was found to be a function of the anisotropic thermal expansion coefficient of PZT. The contribution of the thermal and elastic properties of materials to the total wafer curvature was investigated and discussed. Finally, the residual stress results calculated with the four layer model were compared to the results calculated using the Stoney equation.

  16. Dielectric Properties of Zr-Doped Ba0.985Bi0.01TiO3 Synthesized by Inorganic Distillation under Atmopsheric Pressure

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    Wang, Jing; Jiang, Shenglin; Song, Linhua

    2013-02-01

    To meet the requirement of next-generation multilayer ceramic capacitors, the synthesis and characterization of Ba0.985Bi0.01TiO3-based high-k dielectric compositions are reported. Solid solutions with a nominal composition of 0.4Ba0.985Bi0.01TiO3-0.6BaTi1-xZrxO3 (x = 0.001, 0.005, 0.01, 0.02, 0.04, 0.06, 0.1) was synthesized by distillation method. Room-temperature X-ray diffraction patterns showed an increase and then a decrease in the tetragonality of Ba0.985Bi0.01TiO3 after modifying with BaTi1-xZrxO3. The decrement in tetragonality (c/a ratio) was accompanied by lowering of Curie temperature. 0.4Ba0.985Bi0.01TiO3-0.6BaTi0.995Zr0.005O3 was found to exhibit diffuse phase transition accompanied by an ultrahigh dielectric constant of 77,619, a loss tangent < 1 and a grain size < 1 μm.

  17. Electrooptical and optical evaluation of Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} thin films using waveguide refractometry

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    Potter, B.G. Jr.; Sinclair, M.B.; Dimos, D.; Tuttle, B.A.; Schwartz, R.W.

    1993-12-31

    Prism-coupled, waveguide refractometry was utilized to independently monitor electric field-induced changes in the extraordinary and ordinary refractive indices of a Pb(Zr{sub 0.53}Ti{sub 0.47})O{sub 3}(PZT 53/47) thin film. Under an electric field, applied normal to the film plane and corresponding to saturation of the electric polarization, ratio of the extraordinary to ordinary refractive index change ({Delta}n{sub e}/{Delta}n{sub o}) is found to be {minus}4/1, contributing to a net birefringence change ({Delta}n{sub e}-n{sub o}) of {minus}0.021. The technique, thus, accesses both diagonal and off-diagonal elements of the electrooptic response tensor describing the macroscopic behavior of the polycrystalline film. In addition, the widths of waveguide mode reflectivity minima were sensitive to variation in the microstructure of several PZT (40/60) films, indicating that the refractometry technique can provide information helpful in evaluating optical quality in these films.

  18. BaZr0.5Ti0.5O3 : Lead-free relaxor ferroelectric or dipolar glass

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    Filipič, C.; Kutnjak, Z.; Pirc, R.; Canu, G.; Petzelt, J.

    2016-06-01

    Glassy freezing dynamics was investigated in BaZr0.5Ti0.5O3 (BZT50) ceramic samples by means of dielectric spectroscopy in the frequency range 0.001 Hz-1 MHz at temperatures 10

  19. Effects of pH on heat transfer nanofluids containing ZrO2 and TiO2 nanoparticles

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    Wamkam, Carine Tchamakam; Opoku, Michael Kwabena; Hong, Haiping; Smith, Pauline

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, pH influences of zeta potential, particle size distribution, rheology, viscosity, and stability on heat transfer nanofluids are studied. Significant enhancement of thermal conductivity (TC) (>20%) containing 3 wt % zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) are observed near the isoelectric point (IEP). Meanwhile, at this IEP (pH), particle sizes, and viscosities of these nanofluids demonstrate a significant increase to maximum values. Experimental results also indicate that the stabilities of these nanofluids are influenced by pH values. The reasonable explanation for these interesting phenomena is that at this IEP, the repulsive forces among metal oxides are zero and nanoparticles coagulate together at this pH value. According to the Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek theory, when the pH is equal to or close to the IEP, nanoparticles tend to be unstable, form clusters, and precipitate. The resulting big clusters will trap water and the structures of trapped water are varied due to the strong atomic force among nanoparticles. Water is packed well inside and volume fraction of the nanoparticles will be larger. In addition, shapes of clusters containing trapped water will not be spherical but rather has irregular structure (like chains). Such structure favors thermal transport because they provide a long link. Therefore, overall TC of nanofluids is enhanced. Some literature results and conclusions related to pH effects of nanofluids are discussed and analyzed. Understanding pH effects may enable exploration of fundamental nature of nanofluids.

  20. Structure-property relationships of antiferroelectric Pb(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3} based materials: Hydrostatic depoling characteristics

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    Tuttle, B.; Voigt, J.; Moore, R.

    1997-09-01

    A novel technique has been developed for the synthesis of homogeneous, weakly agglomerated highly filterable Pb(Zr, Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) powders. PZT 95/5 based ceramics were fabricated from these powders to determine interrelationships among microstructure, dielectric properties and pressure induced ferroelectric (FE) to antiferroelectric (AFE) phase transitions. Initial measurements indicate that microstructure has a substantial effect on hydrostatic depoling characteristics. While smaller grain size materials and higher switching pressures, subtleties in microstructure, which may include entrapped porosity, resulted in a more diffuse depoling characteristic. In addition, greater than 90% dense materials were obtained at process temperatures as low at 900{degrees}C. were only 30% of the values of PZT 95/5 fired at 1300{degrees}C, the dielectric constants of the 900{degrees}C materials were almost a factor of two higher. Backscattered electron Kikuchi pattern analysis determined that adjacent, nonlinear, irregularly shaped domain structures observed by electron channel imaging were 109{degrees} domains.

  1. Effect of molybdenum on structure, microstructure and mechanical properties of biomedical Ti-20Zr-Mo alloys.

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    Kuroda, Pedro Akira Bazaglia; Buzalaf, Marília Afonso Rabelo; Grandini, Carlos Roberto

    2016-10-01

    Titanium has an allotropic transformation around 883°C. Below this temperature, the crystalline structure is hexagonal close-packed (α phase), changing to body-centered cubic (β phase). Zirconium has the same allotropic transformation around 862°C. Molybdenum has body-centered cubic structure, being a strong β-stabilizer for the formation of titanium alloys. In this paper, the effect of substitutional molybdenum was analyzed on the structure, microstructure and selected mechanical properties of Ti-20Zr-Mo (wt%) alloys to be used in biomedical applications. The samples were prepared by arc-melting and characterized by x-ray diffraction with subsequent refinement by the Rietveld method, optical and scanning electron microscopy. The mechanical properties were analyzed by Vickers microhardness and dynamic elasticity modulus. X-ray measurements and Rietveld analysis revealed the presence of α' phase without molybdenum, α'+α″ phases with 2.5wt% of molybdenum, α″+β phases with 5 and 7.5wt% of molybdenum, and only β phase with 10wt% of molybdenum. These results were corroborated by microscopy results, with a microstructure composed of grains of β phase and lamellae and needles of α' and α″ phase in intra-grain the region. The hardness of the alloy was higher than the commercially pure titanium, due to the action of zirconium and molybdenum as hardening agents. The samples have a smaller elasticity modulus than the commercially pure titanium. PMID:27287149

  2. Domain, dielectric and optical studies in antiferroelectric (Pb, La) (Zr, Sn, Ti)O3 single crystals

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    Li, Yuanyuan; Li, Qiang; Wang, Lin; Yang, Zi; Gao, Jinghan; Chu, Xiangcheng

    2012-09-01

    Antiferroelectric (Pb, La) (Zr, Sn, Ti)O3 (PLZST) single crystals have been successfully grown by flux method using PbO-PbF2-B2O3 as the flux. The obtained crystals are pale yellow in color and translucent. Domain structures, dielectric constants and optical transmission measurements have been performed on the <001>-oriented PLZST single crystals. Two types of domains, namely, 90° and 180° domains, are observed. The extinction of 90° domains at P/A: 0° reveals a tetragonal structure in the crystal. The sequence of phase transitions from antiferroelectric to ferroelectric and then paraelectric has been established with increasing temperature. According to the modified Curie-Weiss relationship, the PLZST crystal is in an intermediate state between normal and relaxor antiferroelectrics. The broad optical transparent region (from 0.4 to 7.0 μm) and high optical transmittance (up to 65%) indicate that PLZST crystals are promising for optical uses.

  3. High-Curie-Temperature Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 Ceramic Actuator Cofired with Pure Silver Internal Electrodes

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    Ochiai, Hiroshi; Hayano, Syuji; Shoji, Kazuo; Kimura, Osamu; Maiwa, Hiroshi

    2008-07-01

    High-Curie temperature (Tc > 350 °C) lead zirconium titanate (PZT) ceramics cofired with low-cost pure silver (Ag) have been investigated for the manufacture of actuators for high-temperature applications. One percent of a low-firing additive, LiBiO2, was added to the conventionally calcined Pb (Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 (PZT 52/48) powder and ground to 0.2 µm in average particle size, using yttrium toughened zirconia (YTZ) balls. PZT 52/48 ceramics fired at 850 °C showed a density = 7.9 g/cm3, an electromechanical coupling factor planar mode kp = 0.60, a piezoelectric constant d33 = 500 pm/V and a high Tc = 370 °C. PZT green sheets of 60 µm thickness with Ag metal paste were laminated and cofired at 850 °C. PZT ceramics cofired with Ag exhibited displacement corresponding to d33 = 363 pm/V; no Ag dispersion into PZT ceramics was detected. These results imply that the high-Tc cofired PZT ceramics with pure Ag internal electrodes are feasible for actuators in high-temperature applications.

  4. Optimization of the Ti-16.2Hf-24.8Nb-1Zr Alloy by Cold Working

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    González, M.; Peña, J.; Manero, J. M.; Arciniegas, M.; Gil, F. J.

    2009-08-01

    The objective of the present work is to characterize the influence of cold work on the thermoelastic martensitic transformation and on the apparent elastic modulus of the Ni-free Ti-21.6Hf-23.7Nb-1Zr alloy in order to determine the key factor that promotes the desired shape memory properties and/or low apparent elastic modulus. A vacuum arc melted button of each alloy was heat treated at 1100 °C during 1.5 h and quenched with a mixture of ethanol/water at 0 °C. Samples of the alloy were cold rolled from 5% up to 95% and, finally, microstructurally and mechanically characterized. The apparent elastic modulus for each condition as well as the reversibility percentages were evaluated by instrumented nanoindentation using a Berkovich tip and a spherical tip, respectively. A higher proportion of martensite was found in the low cold work percentages compared to the untreated material as it was observed by optical and TEM microscopy. A decrease in the apparent elastic modulus was observed when increasing the cold work percentage. The lowest value was found in the 99% cold work condition with 44 GPa, value closer to that of cortical bone. Cyclic nanoindentation tests show an increase in the reversibility percentages in the cold worked condition compared to the untreated material.

  5. Gold behaves as hydrogen in the intermolecular self-interaction of metal aurides MAu4 (M = Ti, Zr, and Hf).

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    Jung, Jaehoon; Kim, Hyemi; Kim, Jong Chan; Park, Min Hee; Han, Young-Kyu

    2011-03-01

    We performed density functional calculations to examine the intermolecular self-interaction of metal tetraauride MAu(4) (M = Ti, Zr, and Hf) clusters. We found that the metal auride clusters have strong dimeric interactions (2.8-3.1 eV) and are similar to the metal hydride analogues with respect to structure and bonding nature. Similarly to (MH(4))(2), the (μ-Au)(3) C(s) structures with three three-center two-electron (3c-2e) bonds were found to be the most stable. Natural orbital analysis showed that greater than 96 % of the Au 6s orbital contributes to the 3c-2e bonds, and this predominant s orbital is responsible for the similarity between metal aurides and metal hydrides (>99 % H 1s). The favorable orbital interaction between occupied Au 6s and unoccupied metal d orbitals leads to a stronger dimeric interaction for MAu(4)-MAu(4) than the interaction for MH(4)-MH(4). There is a strong relationship between the dimeric interaction energy and the chemical hardness of its monomer for (MAu(4))(2) and (MH(4))(2). PMID:21225974

  6. The growth of interfacial passive layers under thermal passivation of integrated Pb(Zr ,Ti)O3 thin films

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    Jiang, A. Q.; Lin, Y. Y.; Tang, T. A.

    2007-10-01

    Pb(Zr ,Ti)O3 thin films suffer from progressive degradation of remanent polarization after thermal shocks of step-by-step integration of ferroelectric random access memories. The polarization degradation accelerates with the enhancement of the shocked number per time interval as well as thermal duration at 350°C in the flowing air. However, the degradation progresses in a slow rate for the sample heated in a sealed furnace with a homogeneous distribution of a thermal field. The previous steplike current transient of domain switching with time in the film becomes tilted in conjunction with polarization degradation, which is recognized as the growth of interfacial passive layers during thermal treatment. The interfacial passive layers can grow throughout the film thickness under the thermal stressing for 279h with a dielectric constant of ɛi=48, as estimated from capacitance-voltage (C-V) measurements, and time evolution of interfacial-layer thickness at 350°C is thus derived from domain switching performance. The thickened interfacial passive layers essential for polarization degradation can build in an enhanced internal field in backswitching of partial domains to block the total polarization reversal.

  7. High-Temperature Deformation Characteristics of a β-Type Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr Alloy

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    Ghanbari, E.; Zarei-Hanzaki, A.; Farghadany, E.; Abedi, H. R.; Khoddam, Sh.

    2016-04-01

    The hot deformation behavior of a biomedical β-type Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr alloy has been studied through applying hot compression tests over a wide range of temperatures and strain rates (600-900 °C and 0.003-0.3 s-1). The main microstructural feature of the specimens, which were deformed at 900 °C, is the pancaked primary grains decorated by the serrated boundaries. The latter may well imply to the occurrence of dynamic recovery. The dynamic recrystallization however is considered as the main restoration mechanism in the specimens, which were deformed at 800 °C under all strain rates. The sizes of the new recrystallized grains well follow the serration amplitude of the primary grain boundaries. At lower deformation temperatures (600 and 700 °C), the strain rate sensitivity is suddenly decreased and ended to the strain localization in the form of macro shear band. The higher accumulated energy within the shear band zones appears to stimulate the occurrence of dynamic recrystallization. To further clarify the high-temperature flow behavior of the experimental alloy, a quantitative approach has been also employed. The observed flow hardening and softening has been justified considering the evolved microstructural features.

  8. Spectro-microscopic photoemission evidence of charge uncompensated areas in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3(001) layers.

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    Popescu, Dana Georgeta; Huşanu, Marius Adrian; Trupina Combining Caron, Lucian; Hrib, Luminiţa; Pintilie, Lucian; Barinov, Alexei; Lizzit, Silvano; Lacovig, Paolo; Teodorescu, Cristian Mihail

    2015-01-01

    Photoelectron spectroscopy studies of (001) oriented PbTi0.8Zr0.2O3 (PZT) single crystal layers with submicron resolution revealed areas with different Pb 5d binding energies, attributed to the different charge and polarization states of the film surface. Two novel effects are evidenced by using intense synchrotron radiation beam experiments: (i) the progressive increase of a low binding energy component for the Pb core levels (evidenced for both 5d and 4f, on two different measurement setups), which can be attributed to a partial decomposition of the PZT film at its surface and promoting the growth of metallic Pb during the photoemission process, with the eventuality of the progressive formation of areas with downwards ferroelectric polarization; (ii) for films annealed in oxygen under clean conditions (in an ultrahigh vacuum installation) a huge shift of the Pb 5d core levels (by 8-9 eV) towards higher binding energies is attributed to the formation of areas with depleted mobile charge carriers, whose surface density is insufficient to screen the depolarization field. This shift is attenuated progressively with time, as the sample is irradiated with high flux soft X-rays. The formation of these areas with strong internal electric field promotes these films as good candidates for photocatalysis and solar cells, since in the operation of these devices the ability to perform charge separation and to avoid electron-hole recombination is crucial. PMID:25408223

  9. Coexistence of multiple positive and negative electrocaloric responses in (Pb, La)(Zr, Sn, Ti)O3 single crystal

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    Zhuo, Fangping; Li, Qiang; Gao, Jinghan; Wang, Yujie; Yan, Qingfeng; Zhang, Yiling; Xi, Xiaoqing; Chu, Xiangcheng; Cao, Wenwu

    2016-02-01

    The electrocaloric effect has been investigated in antiferroelectric (Pb, La)(Zr, Sn, Ti)O3 (PLZST) single crystals grown by the flux method. The measurements of polarization versus electric field loops on unpoled crystals revealed that at room temperature, a critical electric field of 1.8 kV/mm is needed to induce a ferroelectric phase from an antiferroelectric phase. The dielectric properties demonstrated that the induced ferroelectric phase recovers to antiferroelectric phase when temperature is above the depolarization temperature (70 °C-100 °C). Coexistence of the negative and positive electrocaloric effect has been achieved in ⟨001⟩-oriented PLZST single crystals. Multiple electrocaloric response values of -0.054 °C at room temperature, 0.17 °C near the depolarization temperature, -0.14 °C at 125 °C, and 0.75 °C around Curie temperature have been observed under an electric field of 3 kV/mm. The coexistence of multiple negative and positive electrocaloric effects in one material provides a possibility to design solid-state refrigerator technologies to enhance the electrocaloric efficiency.

  10. Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 nanotubes synthesis and infrared absorption properties

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    Li, Zeping; Xu, Zhimou; Ma, Zhichao; Yu, Zhiqiang; Qu, Xiaopeng; Wang, Shuangbao; Peng, Jing

    2016-01-01

    Herein a useful methodology to synthesize the lead zirconate titanate (PZT) nanotubes via a dip-coating deposition process with anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template is proposed. The nano-porous AAO templates were produced using a controlled two-step electrochemical anodization technique. The PZT/AAO composite was formed using the dip-coating wetting technique. The prepared PZT precursor solution was driven into the nanopore channels of AAO template under the driving force of capillary action, subsequently the sintering process of the as-filled templates was carefully tuned to obtain Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 nanotubes of crystalline tetragonal phase with uniform pore size and ordered arrange. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) results show that in the 1200-1900 cm-1 band, the composite structure of PZT/AAO has obvious absorption peaks at 1471.56 cm-1 and 1556.09 cm-1, the absorption intensity of the composite structure is about six times of pure AAO template. The unusual optical properties found in PZT/AAO composite will stimulate further theoretical and experimental interests in ferroelectric nanostructures.

  11. Interfacial charge-induced polarization switching in Al2O3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 bi-layer

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    Kim, Yu Jin; Park, Min Hyuk; Jeon, Woojin; Kim, Han Joon; Moon, Taehwan; Lee, Young Hwan; Kim, Keum Do; Hyun, Seung Dam; Hwang, Cheol Seong

    2015-12-01

    Detailed polarization switching behavior of an Al2O3/Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (AO/PZT) structure is examined by comparing the phenomenological thermodynamic model to the experimental polarization-voltage (P-V) results. Amorphous AO films with various thicknesses (2-10 nm) were deposited on the polycrystalline 150-nm-thick PZT film. The thermodynamic calculation showed that the transition from the ferroelectric-like state to the paraelectric-like state with increasing AO thickness occurs at ˜3 nm thickness. This paraelectric-like state should have exhibited a negative capacitance effect without permanent polarization switching if no other adverse effects are involved. However, experiments showed typical ferroelectric-like hysteresis loops where the coercive voltage increased with the increasing AO thickness, which could be explained by the carrier injection through the thin AO layer and trapping of the carriers at the AO/PZT interface. The fitting of the experimental P-V loops using the thermodynamic model considering the depolarization energy effect showed that trapped charge density was ˜±0.1 Cm-2 and critical electric field at the Pt electrode/AO interface, at which the carrier transport occurs, was ˜±10 MV/cm irrespective of the AO thickness. Energy band model at each electrostatic state along the P-V loop was provided to elucidate correlation between macroscopic polarization and internal charge state of the stacked films.

  12. Characterizing Sintered Nano-Hydroxyapatite Sol-Gel Coating Deposited on a Biomedical Ti-Zr-Nb Alloy

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    Jafari, Hassan; Hessam, Hamid; Shahri, Seyed Morteza Ghaffari; Assadian, Mahtab; Shairazifard, Shahin Hamtaie Pour; Idris, Mohd Hasbullah

    2016-03-01

    In this study, sol-gel dip-coating method was used to coat nano-hydroxyapatite on specimens of Ti-14Zr-13Nb alloy for orthopedic applications. The coated specimens were sintered at three different temperatures and time spans to evaluate the impact of sintering process on microstructure, mechanical, bio-corrosion, and bioactivity properties of the coating. Field-emission scanning electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction were used to analyze the coating microstructure. Coating adhesion and mechanical performance were also investigated by scratch testing. Besides, electrochemical corrosion and immersion tests were performed in simulated body fluid to examine the sintering effect on corrosion performance and bioactivity of the coatings, respectively. The evaluations of coated specimens displayed that sintering at elevated temperatures leads to higher surface integrity and improves crystallinity of the nano-hydroxyapatite to approximately 89% which brings about distinctively enhanced mechanical properties. Similarly, it improved the corrosion rate for about 17 times through sintering at 700 °C. Immersion test proved that the coating increased the bioactivity resulted from the dissolution of calcium phosphates into the corresponding environment. It is noticeable that sintering the dip-coated specimens in the nano-hydroxyapatite improves corrosion performance and maintains bioactive behaviors as well.

  13. Giant electrocaloric effect in BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3 thick film

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    Ye, Hui-Jian; Qian, Xiao-Shi; Jeong, Dae-Yong; Zhang, Shujun; Zhou, Yue; Shao, Wen-Zhu; Zhen, Liang; Zhang, Q. M.

    2014-10-01

    We report the giant electrocaloric effect (ECE) of BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (BZT) thick film near room temperature. The BZT thick film was fabricated by the tape casting method with the thickness of 12.0 μm. Due to the near invariant critical point composition, relaxor behavior, and the stress generated between the film and the substrate, the thick film exhibits a large adiabatic temperature drop ΔT = -7 °C under 19.5 MV/m electric field, large EC coefficient ΔT/ΔE = 0.50 × 10-6 K . m . V-1, ΔS/ΔE = 0.88 × 10-6 J . m . kg-1 . K-1 . V-1 over a wide temperature range near room temperature, where ΔS is the isothermal entropy change and ΔE is the applied field. These high EC properties and possibility of fabrication of the EC ceramics into multilayer ceramic capacitor configuration provide solution for the application of the EC material for practical cooling device applications.

  14. Evaluation of Osseointegration around Tibial Implants in Rats by Ibandronate-Treated Nanotubular Ti-32Nb-5Zr Alloy

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    Nepal, Manoj; Li, Liang; Bae, Tae Sung; Kim, Byung Il; Soh, Yunjo

    2014-01-01

    Materials with differing surfaces have been developed for clinical implant therapy in dentistry and orthopedics. This study was designed to evaluate bone response to titanium alloy containing Ti-32Nb-5Zr with nanostructure, anodic oxidation, heat treatment, and ibandronate coating. Rats were randomly assigned to two groups for implantation of titanium alloy (untreated) as the control group and titanium alloy group coated with ibandronate as the experimental group. Then, the implants were inserted in both tibiae of the rats for four weeks. After implantation, bone implant interface, trabecular microstructure, mechanical fixation was evaluated by histology, micro-computed tomography (μCT) and the push-out test, respectively. We found that the anodized, heat-treated and ibandronate-coated titanium alloy triggered pronounced bone implant integration and early bone formation. Ibandronate-coated implants showed elevated values for removal torque and a higher level of BV/TV, trabecular thickness and separation upon analysis with μCT and mechanical testing. Similarly, higher bone contact and a larger percentage bone area were observed via histology compared to untreated alloy. Furthermore, well coating of ibandronate with alloy was observed by vitro releasing experiment. Our study provided evidences that the coating of bisphosphonate onto the anodized and heat-treated nanostructure of titanium alloy had a positive effect on implant fixation. PMID:25489426

  15. Unusual Changes in Electronic Band-Edge Energies of the Nanostructured Transparent n-Type Semiconductor Zr-Doped Anatase TiO2 (Ti1-xZrxO2; x < 0.3).

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    Mieritz, Daniel G; Renaud, Adèle; Seo, Dong-Kyun

    2016-07-01

    By the establishment of highly controllable synthetic routes, electronic band-edge energies of the n-type transparent semiconductor Zr-doped anatase TiO2 have been studied holistically for the first time up to 30 atom % Zr, employing powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nitrogen gas sorption measurements, UV/vis spectroscopies, and Mott-Schottky measurements. The materials were produced through a sol-gel synthetic procedure that ensures good compositional homogeneity of the materials, while introducing nanoporosity in the structure, by achieving a mild calcination condition. Vegard's law was discovered among the homogeneous samples, and correlations were established between the chemical compositions and optical and electronic properties of the materials. Up to 20% Zr doping, the optical energy gap increases to 3.29 eV (vs 3.19 eV for TiO2), and the absolute conduction band-edge energy increases to -3.90 eV (vs -4.14 eV). The energy changes of the conduction band edge are more drastic than what is expected from the average electronegativities of the compounds, which may be due to the unnatural coordination environment around Zr in the anatase phase. PMID:27332108

  16. First-principles study on magnetism and half-metallicity in bulk and various (001) surfaces of Heusler alloy Zr2VSn with Hg2CuTi-type structure

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    Deng, Zun-Yi; Zhang, Jian-Min

    2016-07-01

    Structural, electronic and magnetic properties in the bulk and five different (001) surfaces (ZrV-, ZrSn-, VV-, ZrZr- and SnSn-terminations) of Zr2 VSn Heusler alloy with Hg2 CuTi -type structure are studied by using first-principles calculations based on density-functional theory. The bulk Zr2 VSn Heusler alloy is ferrimagnetic half-metallicity with equilibrium lattice constant 6.815 Å and total magnetic moment -1.000 μB / f.u . , following the Slater-Pauling rule μt =Zt - 18 . The atoms on different surface layers exhibit different displacements, electronic and magnetic properties. All five (001) surfaces lose the half-metallicity and are not usable in spintronics devices.

  17. Biological Behaviour and Enhanced Anticorrosive Performance of the Nitrided Superelastic Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N Alloy

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    Mitran, Valentina; Vasilescu, Cora; Drob, Silviu Iulian; Osiceanu, Petre; Calderon-Moreno, Jose Maria; Tabirca, Mariana-Cristina; Gordin, Doina-Margareta; Gloriant, Thierry; Cimpean, Anisoara

    2015-01-01

    The influence of gas nitriding surface treatment on the superelastic Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N alloy was evaluated. A thorough characterization of bare and nitrided Ti-based alloy and pure Ti was performed in terms of surface film composition and morphology, electrochemical behaviour, and short term osteoblast response. XPS analysis showed that the nitriding treatment strongly influenced the composition (nitrides and oxynitrides) and surface properties both of the substrate and of the bulk alloy. SEM images revealed that the nitrided surface appears as a similar dotted pattern caused by the formation of N-rich domains coexisting with less nitrided domains, while before treatment only topographical features could be observed. All the electrochemical results confirmed the high chemical stability of the nitride and oxynitride coating and the superiority of the applied treatment. The values of the corrosion parameters ascertained the excellent corrosion resistance of the coated alloy in the real functional conditions from the human body. Cell culture experiments with MG63 osteoblasts demonstrated that the studied biomaterials do not elicit any toxic effects and support cell adhesion and enhanced cell proliferation. Altogether, these data indicate that the nitrided Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N alloy is the most suitable substrate for application in bone implantology. PMID:26583096

  18. Biological Behaviour and Enhanced Anticorrosive Performance of the Nitrided Superelastic Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N Alloy.

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    Mitran, Valentina; Vasilescu, Cora; Drob, Silviu Iulian; Osiceanu, Petre; Calderon-Moreno, Jose Maria; Tabirca, Mariana-Cristina; Gordin, Doina-Margareta; Gloriant, Thierry; Cimpean, Anisoara

    2015-01-01

    The influence of gas nitriding surface treatment on the superelastic Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N alloy was evaluated. A thorough characterization of bare and nitrided Ti-based alloy and pure Ti was performed in terms of surface film composition and morphology, electrochemical behaviour, and short term osteoblast response. XPS analysis showed that the nitriding treatment strongly influenced the composition (nitrides and oxynitrides) and surface properties both of the substrate and of the bulk alloy. SEM images revealed that the nitrided surface appears as a similar dotted pattern caused by the formation of N-rich domains coexisting with less nitrided domains, while before treatment only topographical features could be observed. All the electrochemical results confirmed the high chemical stability of the nitride and oxynitride coating and the superiority of the applied treatment. The values of the corrosion parameters ascertained the excellent corrosion resistance of the coated alloy in the real functional conditions from the human body. Cell culture experiments with MG63 osteoblasts demonstrated that the studied biomaterials do not elicit any toxic effects and support cell adhesion and enhanced cell proliferation. Altogether, these data indicate that the nitrided Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N alloy is the most suitable substrate for application in bone implantology. PMID:26583096

  19. Studies on the electronic structure of MCl[sub 4] (M = Ti, Zr, Hf) type molecules by the MS-X[alpha] method

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    Subramanian, V.; Ramasami, T. ); Vijayakumar, M. )

    1993-02-03

    The multiple-scattering X[alpha] method has been widely used in investigating the electronic structure of transition metal complexes. A comparative assessment of scattered-wave calculations in relation to other local density methods has already been madek and there is continued interest in the application of the MS-X[alpha] method to transition metal complexes. The electronic structure and photoelectron spectra of the tetrahalides of Ti(IV), Zr(IV), and Hf(IV) have attracted interest. The experimentally observed values for TiCl[sub 4] differ significantly from the energies predicted previously for charge-transfer energy gaps. A closer agreement of the observed and calculated energies for electronic transitions has been sought here. Further, systematic efforts to predict the optical spectra of ZrCl[sub 4] and HfCl[sub 4] have been limited. A prediction of charge-transfer spectral data for ZrCl[sub 4] and HfCl[sub 4] has now been made in this study. Spin-restricted (SR) as well as spin-unrestricted (SU) calculations have been performed for the ground and low-lying excited states. Transition-state (TS) and total statistical energy (TE) calculations have been compared. Charge-transfer enrgy gaps in TiCl[sub 4] have been estimated employing different assumptions in the MS-X[alpha] approach. The experimentally observed electronic spectral data for the TiCl[sub 4] system have been compared with the values estimated in this study, and better agreement has been demonstrated. 26 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  20. Direct magnetoelectric effect in three-layer Fe0.45Co0.45Zr0.1-PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3-Fe0.45Co0.45Zr0.1 composites

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    Gridnev, S. A.; Kalinin, Yu. E.; Kalgin, A. V.; Grigor'ev, E. S.

    2015-07-01

    Samples of three-layer amorphous ferromagnet-piezoelectric-amorphous ferromagnet composites with different thicknesses of the Fe0.45Co0.45Zr0.1 layers have been fabricated by ion-beam sputtering of the Fe0.45Co0.45Zr0.1 cast alloy on largest surfaces of the PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 piezoelectric plates prepared by ceramic technology. The influence of the alternating magnetic field frequency, thickness of ferromagnetic layers, constant magnetic field strength, and temperature on the specific features of the manifestation of the direct magnetoelectric effect has been investigated for the fabricated composites.

  1. Designing new biocompatible glass-forming Ti75-x Zr10 Nbx Si15 (x = 0, 15) alloys: corrosion, passivity, and apatite formation.

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    Abdi, Somayeh; Oswald, Steffen; Gostin, Petre Flaviu; Helth, Arne; Sort, Jordi; Baró, Maria Dolors; Calin, Mariana; Schultz, Ludwig; Eckert, Jürgen; Gebert, Annett

    2016-01-01

    Glass-forming Ti-based alloys are considered as potential new materials for implant applications. Ti75 Zr10 Si15 and Ti60 Zr10 Nb15 Si15 alloys (free of cytotoxic elements) can be produced as melt-spun ribbons with glassy matrix and embedded single β-type nanocrystals. The corrosion and passivation behavior of these alloys in their homogenized melt-spun states have been investigated in Ringer solution at 37°C in comparison to their cast multiphase crystalline counterparts and to cp-Ti and β-type Ti-40Nb. All tested materials showed very low corrosion rates as expressed in corrosion current densities icorr  < 50 nA/cm(2). Electrochemical and surface analytical studies revealed a high stability of the new alloys passive states in a wide potential range. This corresponds to low passive current densities ipass  = 2 ± 1 µA/cm(2) based on the growth of oxide films with thickness d <10 nm. A homogeneous constituent distribution in the melt-spun alloys is beneficial for stable surface passivity. The addition of Nb does not only improve the glass-forming ability and the mechanical properties but also supports a high pitting resistance even at extreme anodic polarization up to 4V versus SCE were oxide thickness values of d ∼35 nm are reached. With regard to the corrosion properties, the Nb-containing nearly single-phase glassy alloy can compete with the β-type Ti-40Nb alloy. SBF tests confirmed the ability for formation of hydroxyapatite on the melt-spun alloy surfaces. All these properties recommend the new glass-forming alloys for application as wear- and corrosion-resistant coating materials for implants. PMID:25611821

  2. Chromium-free conversion coatings based on inorganic salts (Zr/Ti/Mn/Mo) for aluminum alloys used in aircraft applications

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    Santa Coloma, P.; Izagirre, U.; Belaustegi, Y.; Jorcin, J. B.; Cano, F. J.; Lapeña, N.

    2015-08-01

    Novel chromium-free conversion coatings based on Zr/Ti/Mn/Mo compounds were developed at a pilot scale to improve the corrosion resistance of the AA2024-T3 and AA7075-T6 aluminum alloys for aircraft applications. The influence of the presence of Zr and Ti in the Zr/Ti/Mn/Mo conversion bath's formulation on the corrosion resistance of the coated alloys was investigated. The corrosion resistance provided by the conversion coatings was evaluated by salt spray exposure and potentiodynamic sweeps. Optical and scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM/EDS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) operating in the Kelvin Probe mode (SKPFM) were used to provide microstructural information of the coated samples that achieved the best results in the corrosion tests. The salt spray test evidenced the higher corrosion resistance of the coated samples compared to the bare surfaces for both alloys. The potentiodynamic tests showed that the corrosion current density decreased for coated AA7075-T6 and AA2024-T3 alloys, which indicated an obvious improvement of the corrosion resistance with all the processes for both alloys. Although the corrosion resistance of the coated samples appeared to be higher for the alloy AA7075-T6 than for the alloy AA2024-T3, both alloys achieved the best corrosion protection with the coatings deposited from conversion bath formulations containing no titanium salts. The microscopy analysis on the coated AA7075-T6 samples revealed that a local deposition of Zr compounds and, possibly, an oxidation process occurred in the vicinity of the alloy's intermetallic particles. The amount of the Zr deposits at these locations increased with coating's formulations without Ti, which provided the best corrosion resistance. The Cr-free conversion coatings developed in this study for the AA7075-T6 and AA2024-T3 alloys do not meet yet the strict requirements of the aircraft industry. However, they significantly improved the corrosion

  3. Synthesis and characterization of Nafion/SiO2 - MOx (M= Ti, Zr, W) nanocomposite membranes by sol-gel reaction for fuel cells

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    Shahzadi, Ambreen; Ahmed, Riaz; Siddiq, Muhammad

    2014-06-01

    Development of efficient and durable cation exchange membranes for fuel cells is important particularly a method for inhibiting the volatility of water at higher temperature is a crucial issue. Nafion composite membranes were prepared by impregnation with SiO2, SiO2 -TiO2, SiO2 - WO3, and SiO2 - ZrO2 by immersing these in-situ sol-gel solution and stirring. The sol-gel solution mixture served to swell the pores of the membrane to maximize the adsorption of the precursor solution. The composite membranes have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, water uptake, ion exchange capacity and conductivity. XRD studies showed the crystallinity and particle sizes of oxides. FTIR showed the bond formation in oxide mixtures. SEM provides information about the morphology of the particles. Water uptake increased gradually from pure membrane to SiO2, SiO2 - TiO2, SiO2 -WO3, and SiO2 - ZrO2 particles added membranes and was maximum for SiO2 - ZrO2 added membrane. Composite membranes exhibited higher water uptake, ion exchange capacity, conductivity and can improve the efficiency and durability of PEM fuel cells considerably.

  4. HRTEM and TEM studies of amorphous structures in ZrNiTiCu base alloys obtained by rapid solidification or ball milling.

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    Dutkiewicz, J; Lityńska, L; Maziarz, W; Kocisko, R; Molnarová, M; Kovácová, A

    2009-01-01

    Amorphous structure of Ti(25)Zr(17)Ni(29)Cu(29) composition was studied. Alloys were prepared either by rapid solidification using melt spinning or by high-energy ball milling. The composition of multi-component eutectic in slowly cooled samples of ZrNiTiCu alloy was determined using EDS measurements in scanning microscope of slowly cooled cast samples. The alloys of eutectic composition were melt-spun or ball-milled. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies of melt-spun ribbons from alloys near eutectic composition did not show presence of nanocrystals within the amorphous structure. TEM studies of ball-milled powders showed presence of nanocrystallites of size 2-5 nm. The electron diffraction pattern showed intense diffused ring due to the presence of the amorphous phase and a weak spot due to crystalline phases which were difficult to identify. The high temperature high-pressure compaction in vacuum of amorphous ball-milled powders resulted in a similar structure like in the powders showing nanocrystals embedded in the amorphous matrix. The crystallites were imaged using HREM. Interplanar distances were measured in pictures obtained by inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) of atomic planes to obtain better contrast. Analysis of the IFFT from high-resolution micrographs allowed to identify Cu(10)Zr(7) phase. Point analysis and elemental mapping performed using nondispersive X-ray energy spectroscopy showed uniform elements distribution indicating that chemical segregation to nanocrystals is within measurement error. PMID:18614372

  5. Neutron diffraction study of the deuterides of Zr 0.9Ti 0.1MnCr Laves phase alloy

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    Sun, Kai; Guo, Xiumei; Wu, Erdong; Liu, Yuntao; Wang, Hongli

    2006-11-01

    The structures of three deuterides with different D contents for C14-type Laves phase Zr 0.9Ti 0.1MnCr alloy are studied by neutron and X-ray diffraction. A saturated deuteride containing ∼3.5 D per mole of alloy is formed at 500 kPa. The structures of the deuterides are similar to that of ZrMn 2D 3 with all D atoms in the interstices formed by two Zr/Ti and two Mn/Cr atoms. The lattice constants of a deuteride formed at desorption stage appear to be larger than that of the saturated deuteride with higher D concentration. A solid solution containing ∼0.1 D per mole of alloys is formed after de-hydrogenation. The remaining D atoms are in the more stable sites, which possess greater atom affinity and larger interstitial size. Strong diffuse scattering apparently due to hydrogen-induced amorphization has been observed in the diffraction patterns of the deuterides.

  6. A study on low-power, nanosecond operation and multilevel bipolar resistance switching in Ti/ZrO2/Pt nonvolatile memory with 1T1R architecture

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    Wu, Ming-Chi; Jang, Wen-Yueh; Lin, Chen-Hsi; Tseng, Tseung-Yuen

    2012-06-01

    Low-power, bipolar resistive switching (RS) characteristics in the Ti/ZrO2/Pt nonvolatile memory with one transistor and one resistor (1T1R) architecture were reported. Multilevel storage behavior was observed by modulating the amplitude of the MOSFET gate voltage, in which the transistor functions as a current limiter. Furthermore, multilevel storage was also executed by controlling the reset voltage, leading the resistive random access memory (RRAM) to the multiple metastable low resistance state (LRS). The experimental results on the measured electrical properties of the various sized devices confirm that the RS mechanism of the Ti/ZrO2/Pt structure obeys the conducting filaments model. In application, the devices exhibit high-speed switching performances (250 ns) with suitable high/low resistance state ratio (HRS/LRS > 10). The LRS of the devices with 10 year retention ability at 80 °C, based on the Arrhenius equation, is also demonstrated in the thermal accelerating test. Furthermore, the ramping gate voltage method with fixed drain voltage is used to switch the 1T1R memory cells for upgrading the memory performances. Our experimental results suggest that the ZrO2-based RRAM is a prospective alternative for nonvolatile multilevel memory device applications.

  7. Wear studies on ZrO2-filled PEEK as coating bearing materials for artificial cervical discs of Ti6Al4V.

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    Song, Jian; Liu, Yuhong; Liao, Zhenhua; Wang, Song; Tyagi, Rajnesh; Liu, Weiqiang

    2016-12-01

    Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and its composite coatings are believed to be the potential candidates' bio-implant materials. However, these coatings have not yet been used on the surface of titanium-based orthopedics and joint products and very few investigations on the tribological characteristics could be found in the published literature till date. In this study, the wettabilities, composition and micro-hardness were characterized using contact angle measurement, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and hardness tester. The tribological tests were conducted using a ball-on-disc contact pair under 25% newborn calf serum (NCS) lubricated condition. For comparison, bare Ti6Al4V was studied. The obtained results revealed that those PEEK/ZrO2 composite coatings could improve the tribological properties of Ti6Al4V significantly. Adhesive wear and mild abrasive wear might be the dominant wear and failure mechanisms for PEEK/ZrO2 composite coatings in NCS lubricated condition. After comprehensive evaluation in the present study, 5wt.% ZrO2 nanoparticles filled PEEK coating displayed the optimum tribological characteristics and could be taken as a potential candidate for the bearing material of artificial cervical disc. PMID:27612794

  8. Excellent stability of plasma-sprayed bioactive Ca 3ZrSi 2O 9 ceramic coating on Ti-6Al-4V

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    Liang, Ying; Xie, Youtao; Ji, Heng; Huang, Liping; Zheng, Xuebin

    2010-05-01

    In this work, novel zirconium incorporated Ca-Si based ceramic powder Ca 3ZrSi 2O 9 was synthesized. The aim of this study was to fabricate Ca 3ZrSi 2O 9 coating onto Ti-6Al-4V substrate using atmospheric plasma-spraying technology and to evaluate its potential applications in the fields of orthopedics and dentistry. The phase composition, surface morphologies of the coating were examined by XRD and SEM, which revealed that the Ca 3ZrSi 2O 9 coating was composed of grains around 100 nm and amorphous phases. The bonding strength between the coating and the substrate was 28 ± 4 MPa, which is higher than that of traditional HA coating. The dissolution rate of the coating was assessed by monitoring the ions release and mass loss after immersion in the Tris-HCl buffer solution. The in vitro bioactivity of the coating was determined by observing the formation of apatite on its surface in simulated body fluids. It was found that the Ca 3ZrSi 2O 9 coating possessed both excellent chemical stability and good apatite-formation ability, suggesting its potential use as bone implants.

  9. Diffusion of oxygen tracer into deuterium-gas-baked IrO{sub x}/Pb(Zr,TiO{sub 3})Pt capacitors and Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3}Pt films

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    Cross, J.S.; Kurihara, K.; Haneda, H.

    2005-11-01

    Deuterium gas (D{sub 2}) ambient heat treatment of ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O{sub 3} (PZT) thin-film capacitors with a top electrode of iridium oxide and a bottom electrode of platinum showed significant polarization loss when baked at 200 deg. C at a pressure of 5 Torr. The D{sub 2} gas treatment of the capacitors partially reduced the iridium oxide (IrO{sub x}, where x is 1

  10. Evaluation of the bond strength of a low-fusing porcelain to cast Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn alloy.

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    Wu, Jiang; Zhou, Jian; Zhao, Wen; Gao, Bo

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare the bonding characteristics of titanium porcelain Duceratin bonded to Ti-24Nb-4Zr-7.9Sn (TNZS) alloy and commercial pure titanium (cp Ti). The bond strengths between porcelain and TNZS were tested by a three-point flexural device. The same tests for the cp Ti were used as for the control. Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of TNZS was evaluated with a push-rod dilatometer. Interfacial characterization was carried out by X-ray energy-dispersive spectrometry (EDS) analysis operating in line scan mode. Additionally, microstructure characterizations of TNZS and cp Ti after debonding fracture were analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) and EDS. The porcelain bond strength of TNZS alloy was 31.51MPa, showing a significant increase relatively to that of cp Ti (23.89 MPa) (P<0.05). Mean CTE values of TNZS alloy was 9.51×10(-6)/°C exceeding the porcelain by 0.81×10(-6)/°C, attesting to a better mechanical performance. Interfacial characterization showed the mutual diffusion of Ti, Si, O and Sn along the TNZS-ceramic interface. Both SEM and EDS results revealed that fracture modes of TNZS specimens exhibited a mixed mode of cohesive and adhesive failures. The results demonstrated that TNZS could be a good alternative for the metal-ceramic restoration in the future. PMID:25428055

  11. Structural features of the reactives sites in {alpha}-M(DPO{sub 4}){sub 2}{center_dot}D{sub 2}O (M = Ti, Zr, Pb): Hydrogen-bond network and framework

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    Losilla, E.R.; Aranda, M.A.G.; Bruque, S.

    1996-09-01

    Three crystalline layered metal (IV) acid phosphates {alpha}-M(DPO{sub 4}){sub 2}{center_dot}D{sub 2}O, {alpha}-MP, (M = Zr, Ti, Pb) have been hydrothermally synthesized and the size and shape of the microparticles have been analyzed by the Scherrer method. The crystal structures of {alpha}-ZrP and {alpha}-TiP have been refined from a combined X-ray and neutron powder diffraction study by the Rietveld method. These hydrogen phosphates are isomorphous and belong to the {alpha}-ZrP-type structure. However, this precise powder diffraction study has shown that the frameworks and hydrogen-bond networks of these materials are slightly different. The unit cell volume of {alpha}-ZrP is larger than that of {alpha}-TiP because the layers in {alpha}-ZrP are less corrugated than those in {alpha}-TiP. The H-bond network is also slightly different, as in {alpha}-ZrP there is not H bonding between the layers, the shortest contact being O(7) {hor_ellipsis} D(4) of 2.56(3) {angstrom}. For {alpha}-TiP this contact is much shorter, 2.33(2) {angstrom}, which may indicate a small but not negligible H-bond interaction between layers. Moreover, the intralayer H bonds are weaker in {alpha}-ZrP than in {alpha}-TiP as evidenced in the O(4) {hor_ellipsis} D(3) interactions of 2.41(3) and 2.16(2) {angstrom} respectively.

  12. Amorphous alloy catalysis: VII. Activation and surface characterization of an amorphous Cu-Ti alloy catalyst precursor in the dehydrogenation of 2-propanol and comparison with Cu-Zr

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    Katona, T.; Molnar, A.

    1995-05-01

    The activation and catalytic properties of Cu-Ti and Cu-Zr metallic glass precursors in the dehydrogenation of 2-propanol differ substantially. In contrast with Cu-Zr, Cu-Ti can only be activated with HF solution. The pretreatment of Cu-Ti results in catalysts with BET and copper surface areas one order of magnitude smaller than those of Cu-Zr under the same conditions. Cu-Ti exhibits decreasing catalytic activity, while Cu-Zr displays stable activity in the course of the reaction. Crystallization of the metallic glasses prior to HF treatment results in a weaker reactivity toward hydrogen fluoride for both alloys. Scanning electron micrographs of the alloys reveal that HF etching results in surfaces with deep grooves, and copper-rich flakes, a Raney-Cu-like catalyst. Auger electron spectroscopic studies show copper enrichment in the surface region on both alloys after HF treatment. On the surface of Cu-Ti, mostly Cu(II) is detected, whereas Cu(O) and Cu(II) coexist on Cu-Zr. 54 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Effect of Ce/Zr molar ratio on the performance of Cu–Ce{sub x}–Zr{sub 1−x}/TiO{sub 2} catalyst for selective catalytic reduction of NO{sub x} with NH{sub 3} in diesel exhaust

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    Sun, Xiaoliang; Gong, Cairong; Lv, Gang; Bin, Feng; Song, Chonglin

    2014-12-15

    Graphical abstract: The Cu–Ce{sub 0.25}–Zr{sub 0.75}/TiO{sub 2} catalyst exhibited excellent SCR activity at 165–450 °C within the range of exhaust temperatures of diesel engines. - Highlights: • Cu–Ce{sub x}–Zr{sub 1−x}/TiO{sub 2} catalysts were prepared by a wet impregnation method. • The property for NH{sub 3}-selective catalytic reduction of NO{sub x} were investigated. • The Ce/Zr molar ratio had effects on the performance of Cu–Ce–Zr/TiO{sub 2} catalysts. • The Cu–Ce{sub 0.25}–Zr{sub 0.75}/TiO{sub 2} sample exhibited 100% NO{sub x} conversion between 165 °C and 450 °C. • The factors that govern the activity enhancement were extensively investigated. - Abstract: Copper–cerium–zirconium catalysts loaded on TiO{sub 2} prepared by a wet impregnation method were investigated for NH{sub 3}-selective catalytic reduction of NO{sub x}, aiming to study the effects of the Ce/Zr molar ratio on the performance of Cu–Ce–Zr/TiO{sub 2} catalysts. The Cu–Ce{sub 0.25}–Zr{sub 0.75}/TiO{sub 2} sample exhibited nearly 100% NO{sub x} conversion over a wide temperature range (165–450 °C), which is strikingly superior to that of Cu/TiO{sub 2} (210–389 °C) within the range of exhaust temperatures of diesel engines. The factors that govern the activity enhancement were extensively investigated by using a series of characterization techniques, namely X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and temperature-programmed reduction by hydrogen (H{sub 2}-TPR). The results showed that the addition of zirconium and/or cerium refined the copper dispersion, prevented copper crystallization and partially incorporated the copper ions into the zirconia (ceira) lattice, which led to enhance the redox abilities of Cu–Ce–Zr/TiO{sub 2} catalysts.

  14. Effects of Zr-Substitution on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Na0.5Nd0.2Sm0.3Ti1-x Zr x O3 Ceramics (x = 0.00 ˜ 0.30)

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    Fang, Zixuan; Tang, Bin; Si, Feng; Gong, Yuting; Zhang, Shuren

    2016-07-01

    In this paper, the compound Na0.5Nd0.2Sm0.3Ti1-x Zr x O3 (NNSTZx, x = 0.00, 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.09, 0.14, 0.20, 0.30) ceramics were prepared by the conventional solid-state route. The main phase of all NNSTZx samples were indexed as an orthorhombic perovskite structure. The permittivity (ɛ r) and quality factor (Q × f) were improved because of improvement of relative density and homogeneous microstructure with minor Zr substitution (x ≤ 0.02). When x ≤ 0.14, the temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency (τ f) could be effectively tuned to a relatively low value of 110.3 ppm/°C due to a continuous decrease of tolerance factors. A remarkable decrease of τf from 110.3 ppm/°C to -2.38 ppm/°C was obtained since a certain amount of Nd2Ti2O7 phase was observed with x ≥ 0.20. Typically, the NNSTZx (x = 0.20) ceramic sintered in air at 1450°C for 2 h exhibited good microwave dielectric properties of ɛ r = 75.4, Q × f=6813 GHz, and τ f = 67.8 ppm/°C.

  15. High Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Upconversion Photoluminescence and Low-Temperature Sensing Properties in Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3-BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3:Ho/Yb Ceramics

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    Zuo, Qianghui; Luo, Laihui; Yao, Yongjie

    2016-02-01

    In the present work, we have synthesized pure and Ho/Yb-co-doped 0.5Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3-0.5BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3 ceramics using a solid-state reaction technique. The prepared pure 0.5Ba0.7Sr0.3TiO3-0.5BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3 ceramics were found in the morphotropic phase boundary region, and exhibit high piezoelectric and dielectric properties. Under a 980-nm excitation, strong green, red and near-infrared (NIR) upconversion (UC) photoluminescence is observed in Ho/Yb-co-doped samples. It is found that the color of UC emission could be tuned by changing the concentration of sensitizer Yb ions in the host matrix. Furthermore, optical temperature sensing properties based on the green and NIR UC emissions of BSZT:0.005Ho/0.01Yb were investigated. Fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) between green (5F4,5S2) → 5I8 and NIR (5F4,5S2) → 5I7 UC emissions of Ho ions was studied as a function of temperature in the range of 78 K-373 K, and a maximum sensitivity 0.0206 K-1 at 97 K was obtained.

  16. Characterization of solid-phase welds between Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0. 01Si and Ti-13. 5A1-21. 5Nb titanium aluminide

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    Baeslack, W.A. III; Juhas, M.; Fraser, H.L. ); Broderick, T.F. . Materials Directorate)

    1994-12-01

    Dissimilar-alloy welds have been produced between Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si (wt.%) and Ti-13.5Al-21.5Nb (wt.%) titanium aluminide using three different solid-phase welding processes that create significantly different thermo-mechanical conditions at the weld interface. Exposure to supertransus temperatures, appreciable deformation and rapid cooling of the weld interface region during linear-friction welding promote dynamic recrystallization of beta grains and beta decomposition to fine martensitic products. In contrast, diffusion welding at temperatures below the base metal beta transus temperatures and at relatively low pressures minimizes deformation and microstructural variations in the weld interface region relative to the unaffected base metal. During capacitor-discharge resistance spot welding, extremely rapid heating of the weld interface region to near-solidus temperatures, and subsequent rapid cooling, result in the formation of a metastable, ordered-beta microstructure in the Ti-13.5ASl-21.5Nb and fine alpha-prime martensite in the Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si.

  17. The CaO-TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} system at 1,200{degree}C and the solubilities of Hf and Gd in zirconolite

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    Swenson, D.; Nieh, T.G.; Fournelle, J.H.

    1995-12-01

    In recent years, significant technological advancements have been made in the Synroc scheme for the immobilization high-level nuclear waste. However, many basic scientific issues related to Synroc fabrication have yet to be addressed. The CaO-TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} system is an integral part of the Synroc formulation. Phase equilibria are established in the CaO-TiO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} system at 1,200 C, using X-ray diffraction and electron probe microanalysis. The existence of two previously reported ternary phases, zirconolite (CaZrTi{sub 2}O{sub 7}) and calzirtite (Ca{sub 2}Zr{sub 5}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 16}), is confirmed. Each of these phases exhibits a significant range of homogeneity between TiO{sub 2} and ZrO{sub 2} while maintaining a nearly constant concentration of CaO. The ternary solubilities of the constituent binary phases are found to be negligible, with the exceptions of the perovskites, which display mutual solubility of at least 22 mol.% and may in fact form a series of continuous solid solutions. The solubilities of Hf and Gd in zirconolite are also investigated. While Hf-bearing samples did not reach thermodynamic equilibrium under the experimental conditions employed, the existence of a Hf analog to zirconolite, CaHfTi{sub 2}O{sub 7}, is conclusively demonstrated. The phase is stable at the stoichiometric composition, and its lattice parameters are very close to those reported in the literature for stoichiometric zirconolite. A Gd-bearing sample of the composition Ca{sub 0.88}Zr{sub 0.88}Gd{sub 9.24}Ti{sub 2}O{sub 7} is found to be essentially single phase zirconolite, in agreement with previous investigations at higher temperatures.

  18. Stability of the unswitched polarization state of ultrathin epitaxial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 in large electric fields

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    Grigoriev, Alexei; Sichel, Rebecca J.; Jo, Ji Young; Choudhury, Samrat; Chen, Long-Qing; Lee, Ho Nyung; Landahl, Eric C.; Adams, Bernhard W.; Dufresne, Eric M.; Evans, Paul G.

    2009-07-01

    The initial stage of polarization switching in ferroelectric thin films depends on phenomena that occur at characteristic time scales of tens to hundreds of nanoseconds, including the nucleation polarization domains and the propagation of domain walls. These long intrinsic times allow short-duration electric fields with magnitudes far above the low-frequency coercive electric field to be applied across capacitor devices without inducing switching. Using time-resolved x-ray microdiffraction, we have found that a series of 50 ns duration electric field pulses switches the polarization of a 35-nm-thick ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 film only at electric fields greater than 1.5 MV/cm, a factor of three higher than the low-frequency coercive field. There is no switching in response to a large number of short pulses with amplitudes lower than 1.5 MV/cm, even when the total duration reaches several milliseconds. In comparison, a series of microsecond-duration pulses causes cumulative changes in the area of switched polarization and eventually switches the entire capacitor. The difference between long- and short-duration electric field pulses arises from effects linked to domain nucleation and charge transport in the ferroelectric film. A phase-field model shows that the shrinking of the switched domain in the interval between pulses is a less important effect. This opportunity to apply large fields for short times without inducing switching by domain-wall motion raises the possibility that future experiments could reach the intrinsic coercive field of ferroelectric layers and provides a way to study the properties of materials under high electric fields.

  19. X-ray microstructural analysis of nanocrystalline TiZrN thin films by diffraction pattern modeling

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    Escobar, D.; Ospina, R.; Gómez, A.G.; Restrepo-Parra, E.; Arango, P.J.

    2014-02-15

    A detailed microstructural characterization of nanocrystalline TiZrN thin films grown at different substrate temperatures (T{sub S}) was carried out by X-ray diffraction (XRD). Total diffraction pattern modeling based on more meaningful microstructural parameters, such as crystallite size distribution and dislocation density, was performed to describe the microstructure of the thin films more precisely. This diffraction modeling has been implemented and used mostly to characterize powders, but the technique can be very useful to study hard thin films by taking certain considerations into account. Nanocrystalline films were grown by using the cathodic pulsed vacuum arc technique on stainless steel 316L substrates, varying the temperature from room temperature to 200 °C. Further surface morphology analysis was performed to study the dependence of grain size on substrate temperature using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The crystallite and surface grain sizes obtained and the high density of dislocations observed indicate that the films underwent nanostructured growth. Variations in these microstructural parameters as a function of T{sub S} during deposition revealed a competition between adatom mobility and desorption processes, resulting in a specific microstructure. These films also showed slight anisotropy in their microstructure, and this was incorporated into the diffraction pattern modeling. The resulting model allowed for the films' microstructure during synthesis to be better understood according to the experimental results obtained. - Highlights: • Mobility and desorption competition generates a critical temperature. • A microstructure anisotropy related to the local strain was observed in thin films. • Adatom mobility and desorption influence grain size and microstrain.

  20. Systematic approach to MOCVD processing chemistry for epitaxial Pb(Zr{sub x}Ti{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} thin films

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    Foster, C.M.; Jammy, R.; Bai, G.R.

    1996-12-31

    We have developed a simplified and systematic strategy to the MOCVD synthesis of single crystal thin films of Pb(Ti{sub x}Zr{sub 1-x})O{sub 3} for 0.1 {le}x{le}1. The films were prepared on epitaxial SrRuO{sub 3} buffered on SrTiO{sub 3} substrates by using tetraethyl lead, Pb(C{sub 2}H{sub 5}){sub 4}, zirconium t-butoxide, Zr(OC(CH{sub 3}){sub 3}){sub 4} and titanium isopropoxide, Ti(OCH(CH{sub 3}){sub 2}){sub 4} as metal-organic precursors. The synthesis of these single-crystalline films provided excellent model films to study the systematic variations in the optical, dielectric, polarization, and transport properties as a function of composition and the epitaxy induced modifications in the solid solution phase diagram of this system. High values of remnant polarization (30-55 {mu}C/cm{sup 2}) were observed at all ferroelectric compositions. The remnant polarization, coercive fields, and dielectric constant exhibited a clear dependence on composition. These films exhibited both high resistivity and dielectric strength ({approximately} 10{sup 13} {Omega}-cm at 100 kV/cm and >300 kV/cm, respectively).

  1. Influence of ZrO2, SiO2, Al2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles on maize seed germination under different growth conditions.

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    Karunakaran, Gopalu; Suriyaprabha, Rangaraj; Rajendran, Venkatachalam; Kannan, Narayanasamy

    2016-08-01

    The focus of this investigation is to evaluate the phytotoxicity of selected metal oxide nanoparticles and microparticles as a function of maize seed germination and root elongation under different growth conditions (Petri plate, cotton and soil). The results of seed germination and root elongation experiments reveal that all the growth conditions show almost similar results. Alumina (Al2O3) and titania (TiO2) nanoparticles significantly reduce the germination percentage, whereas silica (SiO2) nanoparticles and microparticles enhance the same. The results of nanoparticles and microparticles of zirconia (ZrO2) are found to be same as those of controls. Root elongation is enhanced by SiO2 nanoparticles and microparticles treatment, whereas inhibition is observed with Al2O3 and TiO2 nanoparticles and microparticles. The X-ray fluorescence spectrometry data of the treated and control seed samples show that seeds uptake SiO2 particles to a greater extent followed by TiO2, Al2O3 and ZrO2. In addition, the uptake of nanoparticles is found to be greater than that of microparticles. Thus, the tested metal oxides penetrated seeds at the nanoscale as compared with the microscale. This study clarifies phytotoxicity of nanoparticles treated in different growth substrates and highlights the impact of nanoparticles on environment and agricultural systems. PMID:27463785

  2. Microstructure and properties of rapidly solidified beryllium-transition metal alloys. [With small amounts of Ti, Zr and Y (1-3 wt %)

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    Jacobson, L.A.; Richardson, S.

    1988-01-01

    Alloys of beryllium with small amounts of Ti, Zr and Y (1-3 wt %) were rapidly solidified using an arc hammer splat technique. Each of these elements forms a dilute eutectic with beryllium, and has very low solid solubility in the alpha phase. In the case of Ti, the Be-rich compound is TiBe/sub 12/, and for Zr and Y, the compound is MBe. The objective of the work was to achieve a fine, uniform dispersion of particles of the intermetallic compound. Since these compounds have very high melting points, it was expected that rapidly solidified microstructures would be relatively stable at elevated temperatures. This microstructural stability should result in improved high temperature properties for the alloys. Microstructures have been characterized using optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Microhardness measurements have been made in order to determine the effects of rapid solidification and to evaluate the effects of high temperature exposure on microstructural stability and property retention. The results will be presented in light of the potential of these alloys for intermediate temperature application. 12 refs., 8 figs.

  3. A-site- and/or B-site-modified PbZrTiO3 materials and (Pb, Sr, Ca, Ba, Mg) (Zr, Ti, Nb, Ta)O3 films having utility in ferroelectric random access memories and high performance thin film microactuators

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    Roeder, Jeffrey F. (Inventor); Chen, Ing-Shin (Inventor); Bilodeau, Steven (Inventor); Baum, Thomas H. (Inventor)

    2001-01-01

    A modified PbZrTiO.sub.3 perovskite crystal material thin film, wherein the PbZrTiO.sub.3 perovskite crystal material includes crystal lattice A-sites and B-sites at least one of which is modified by the presence of a substituent selected from the group consisting of (i) A-site substituents consisting of Sr, Ca, Ba and Mg, and (ii) B-site substituents selected from the group consisting of Nb and Ta. The perovskite crystal thin film material may be formed by liquid delivery MOCVD from metalorganic precursors of the metal components of the thin film, to form PZT and PSZT, and other piezoelectric and ferroelectric thin film materials. The thin films of the invention have utility in non-volatile ferroelectric memory devices (NV-FeRAMs), and in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as sensor and/or actuator elements, e.g., high speed digital system actuators requiring low input power levels.

  4. Bio-corrosion and cytotoxicity studies on novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses

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    Vincent, S.; Daiwile, A.; Devi, S. S.; Kramer, M. J.; Besser, M. F.; Murty, B. S.; Bhatt, Jatin

    2014-09-26

    Metallic glasses are a potential and compatible implant candidate for biomedical applications. In the present investigation, a comparative study between novel Zr55Co30Ti15 and Cu60Zr20Ti20 metallic glasses is carried out to evaluate in vitro biocompatibility using simulated body fluids. The bio-corrosion behavior of Zr- and Cu-based metallic glasses in different types of artificial body fluids such as artificial saliva solution, phosphate-buffered saline solution, artificial blood plasma solution, and Hank’s balanced saline solution is evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization studies at a constant body temperature of 310.15 K (37 °C). Surface morphology of samples after bio-corrosion experiments was observed by scanning electron microscopy. In vitro cytotoxicity test on glassy alloys were performed using human osteosarcoma cell line as per 10993-5 guidelines from International Organization for Standardization. As a result, the comparative study between Zr- and Cu-based glassy alloys provides vital information about the effect of elemental composition on biocompatibility of metallic glasses.

  5. Wear transition of solid-solution-strengthened Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloys by interstitial oxygen for biomedical applications.

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    Lee, Yoon-Seok; Niinomi, Mitsuo; Nakai, Masaaki; Narita, Kengo; Cho, Ken; Liu, Huihong

    2015-11-01

    In previous studies, it has been concluded that volume losses (V loss) of the Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr (TNTZ) discs and balls are larger than those of the respective Ti-6Al-4V extra-low interstitial (Ti64) discs and balls, both in air and Ringer's solution. These results are related to severe subsurface deformation of TNTZ, which is caused by the lower resistance to plastic shearing of TNTZ than that of Ti64. Therefore, it is necessary to further increase the wear resistance of TNTZ to satisfy the requirements as a biomedical implant. From this viewpoint, interstitial oxygen was added to TNTZ to improve the plastic shear resistance via solid-solution strengthening. Thus, the wear behaviors of combinations comprised of a new titanium alloy, TNTZ with high oxygen content of 0.89 mass% (89O) and a conventional titanium alloy, Ti64 were investigated in air and Ringer's solution for biomedical implant applications. The worn surfaces, wear debris, and subsurface damage were analyzed using a scanning electron microscopy and an electron probe microanalysis. V loss of the 89O discs and balls are smaller than those of the respective TNTZ discs and balls in both air and Ringer's solution. It can be concluded that the solid-solution strengthening by oxygen effectively improves the wear resistance for TNTZ materials. However, the 89O disc/ball combination still exhibits higher V loss than the Ti64 disc/ball combination in both air and Ringer's solution. Moreover, V loss of the disc for the 89O disc/Ti64 ball combination significantly decreases in Ringer's solution compared to that in air. This decrease for the 89O disc/Ti64 ball combination in Ringer's solution can be explained by the transition in the wear mechanism from severe delamination wear to abrasive wear. PMID:26301568

  6. Revised structural phase diagram of (Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3)-(BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3)

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    Keeble, Dean S.; Benabdallah, Feres; Thomas, Pam A.; Maglione, Mario; Kreisel, Jens

    2013-03-01

    The temperature-composition phase diagram of barium calcium titanate zirconate (x(Ba0.7Ca0.3TiO3)-(1 - x)(BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3); BCTZ) has been reinvestigated using high-resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction. Contrary to previous reports of an unusual rhombohedral-tetragonal phase transition in this system, we have observed an intermediate orthorhombic phase, isostructural to that present in the parent phase, BaTiO3, and we identify the previously assigned T-R transition as a T-O transition. We also observe the O-R transition coalescing with the previously observed triple point, forming a phase convergence region. The implication of the orthorhombic phase in reconciling the exceptional piezoelectric properties with the surrounding phase diagram is discussed.

  7. Revised structural phase diagram of (Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3})-(BaZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3})

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    Keeble, Dean S.; Thomas, Pam A.; Benabdallah, Feres; Maglione, Mario; Kreisel, Jens

    2013-03-04

    The temperature-composition phase diagram of barium calcium titanate zirconate (x(Ba{sub 0.7}Ca{sub 0.3}TiO{sub 3})-(1 - x)(BaZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3}); BCTZ) has been reinvestigated using high-resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction. Contrary to previous reports of an unusual rhombohedral-tetragonal phase transition in this system, we have observed an intermediate orthorhombic phase, isostructural to that present in the parent phase, BaTiO{sub 3}, and we identify the previously assigned T-R transition as a T-O transition. We also observe the O-R transition coalescing with the previously observed triple point, forming a phase convergence region. The implication of the orthorhombic phase in reconciling the exceptional piezoelectric properties with the surrounding phase diagram is discussed.

  8. Bi(Ni1/2Zr1/2)O3-PbTiO3 relaxor-ferroelectric films for piezoelectric energy harvesting and electrostatic storage

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    Xie, Zhenkun; Yue, Zhenxing; Ruehl, Griffin; Peng, Bin; Zhang, Jie; Yu, Qi; Zhang, Xiaohua; Li, Longtu

    2014-06-01

    In this Letter, we demonstrated that both a high energy-storage density and a large piezoelectric response can be attained simultaneously in relaxor-ferroelectric 0.4Bi(Ni1/2Zr1/2)O3-0.6PbTiO3 films prepared by chemical solution deposition. The as-prepared films had a pure-phase perovskite structure with an excellent crystalline morphology, featuring a moderate relative permittivity ( ɛ r ˜ 800-1100), a low dissipation factor ( tan δ < 5%) and strong relaxor-like behavior ( γ = 1.81). An ultra-high energy-storage density of 39.8 J/cm3 at 2167 kV/cm was achieved at room temperature. Moreover, the 0.4Bi(Ni1/2Zr1/2)O3-0.6PbTiO3 films exhibited a considerably large effective piezoelectric coefficient of 83.1 pm/V under substrate clamping, which is comparable to the values obtained for lead zirconate titanate films. Good thermal stabilities in both the energy-storage performance and the piezoelectric properties were obtained over a wide range of temperatures, which makes 0.4Bi(Ni1/2Zr1/2)O3-0.6PbTiO3 films a promising candidate for high energy-storage embedded capacitors, piezoelectric micro-devices, and specifically for potential applications in next-generation integrated multifunctional piezoelectric energy harvesting and electrostatic storage systems.

  9. Partial decoupling between strain and polarization in mono-oriented Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 thin film

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    Janolin, Pierre-Eymeric; Fraisse, Bernard; Le Marrec, Françoise; Dkhil, Brahim

    2007-05-01

    The structural evolution of epitaxial mono-oriented (i.e., with the c axis perpendicular to the interface) ferroelectric Pb(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 thin film has been investigated, using high-resolution, temperature dependent, x-ray diffraction. The full set of lattice parameters was obtained; it allowed to estimate the variation of the polarization as a function of temperature, underlying the difference between the polarization-induced tetragonality and the elastic one. The temperature evolution of the misfit strain has been calculated and found to be in good agreement with the theoretical temperature-misfit strain phase diagram.

  10. Hydrogenation of Zr0.9Ti0.1CrxFe2-x Intermetallic Compounds: Free Electron Model for Magnetic Susceptibility and Thermoelectric Power

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    Niyomsoan, S.; Termsuksawad, P.; Goldfarb, R. B.; Olson, D. L.; Mishra, B.; Kaydanov, V.; Gavra, Z.

    2008-02-01

    The magnetic susceptibility and thermoelectric power of Zr0.9Ti0.1CrxFe2-x intermetallic compounds were investigated as functions of hydrogen content. The alloys are paramagnetic, with magnetic susceptibility and Seebeck coefficient increasing with the amount of stored hydrogen. The susceptibility is proportional to the Seebeck coefficient and to the d-electron concentration, consistent with a free-electron model. The susceptibility of alloys with lower iron concentration suggests exchange-enhanced Pauli paramagnetism. However, Curie-Weiss paramagnetism likely coexists in alloys with higher iron content. Magnetic and electronic measurements may be used to assess the ability of an alloy to store hydrogen.

  11. Theoretical Analysis of Coexisting Tetragonal and Rhombohedral Phase in PB(ZR0.35TI0.65)O3 Films

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    Chen, Qingdong; Li, Xinzhong; Li, Liben; You, Jinghan; Zhu, Jinsong

    Within the framework of Pertsev's thermodynamic theory, the equilibrium polarization states and the physical properties of single-domain Pb(Zr0.35Ti0.65)O3 (PZT) thin films epitaxially grown on dissimilar cubic substrates are investigated. The "misfit strain-temperature" phase diagrams are obtained for the films. The presence of stability range of the rhombohedral phase is the characteristic feature of these phase diagrams, which separates the stability ranges of the tetragonal phase and the orthorhombic phase. The coexistence of the rhombohedral phase and the tetragonal phase in PZT film can be explained by Pertsev's theory with the gradient strain case with a suitable stress form.

  12. Nano-embossing technology on ferroelectric thin film Pb(Zr0.3,Ti0.7)O3 for multi-bit storage application

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    2011-01-01

    In this work, we apply nano-embossing technique to form a stagger structure in ferroelectric lead zirconate titanate [Pb(Zr0.3, Ti0.7)O3 (PZT)] films and investigate the ferroelectric and electrical characterizations of the embossed and un-embossed regions, respectively, of the same films by using piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM) and Radiant Technologies Precision Material Analyzer. Attributed to the different layer thickness of the patterned ferroelectric thin film, two distinctive coercive voltages have been obtained, thereby, allowing for a single ferroelectric memory cell to contain more than one bit of data. PMID:21794156

  13. Effect of oxygen barrier coatings on oxidation and embrittlement of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo foil in heat shield applications

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    Clark, R. K.; Unnam, J.; Wiedemann, K. E.

    1986-01-01

    Because of the loss of ductility with exposure to oxidizing conditions, long time applications of titanium alloys have been limited to temperatures below 700 K and short time applications have been limited to temperatures below 815 K. Oxygen barrier coatings for shielding Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo alloy from oxidation during exposure to high temperatures were studied using foil gage specimens. The coatings included micrometer-thick sputtered SiO2 and chemical-vapor-deposited silicate layers both with and without an aluminum basecoat. The oxidation rates and resistance to embrittlement of the coated specimens were significantly better than those of the uncoated specimens.

  14. Coarsening Behavior and Plastic Flow of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si with an Ultrafine Microstructure

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    Semiatin, S. L.; Sun, F.; Crist, E. M.; Yu, K. O.; Sargent, G. A.; Sanders, D. G.

    2016-07-01

    Coarsening behavior and superplastic-flow response of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si with an ultrafine, equiaxed-alpha microstructure were interpreted in the context of classical models. Static coarsening was shown to follow modified Lifshitz-Slyosov-Wagner (LSW) kinetics. The rate of dynamic coarsening was six times more rapid than the corresponding static rate due to enhanced diffusion of solutes in the beta matrix. Last, a generalized constitutive equation was used to interpret the dependence of flow stress on strain/dynamic coarsening, strain rate, and temperature.

  15. High-pressure suppression of crystallization in the metallic supercooled liquid Zr41 Ti14 Cu12.5 Ni10 Be22.5 : Influence of viscosity

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    Wang, W. H.; Wang, Z. X.; Zhao, D. Q.; Tang, M. B.; Utsumi, W.; Wang, X.-L.

    2004-09-01

    The supercooled liquid Zr41Ti14Cu12..5Ni10Be22.5 is studied using a high-pressure (HP) and high-temperature x-ray diffraction technique with synchrotron radiation, which allows us for the first time to in situ monitor the crystallization kinetics of metallic supercooled liquid in both cooling and heating processes under HP. We find that more than 6 GPa can completely suppress the crystallization in the melt at low cooling rate, and distinct crystallization from glassy to melt states during fast heating can be bypassed at 8.3 GPa. HP suppresses the crystallization in the supercooled liquid through increasing its viscosity.

  16. Effect of samarium and iron substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of BaZr0.05Ti0.95O3 ceramics

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    Kaur, Randeep; Kaur, Anumeet; Singh, Anupinder; Singh, Mandeep; Singh, Lakhwant

    2016-05-01

    Samarium and Iron doped barium zirconate titanate (SF-BZT) ceramics with general formula (SmFeO3)x - (BaZr0.05Ti0.95O3)1-x (x = 0, 0.21, 0.22, 0.23) were prepared by solid state reaction route. X-Ray Diffraction revealed the proper phase formation and the profile matching with constant scale factor confirmed phase change from tetragonal to pseudo cubic with increase in samarium and iron content. The SEM micrographs show proper grain growth in samples. The magnetic data confirmed the presence of ferromagnetic character in the SF-BZT solid solutions.

  17. Influence of the shot-peening intensity on the structure and near-surface mechanical properties of Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 bulk metallic glass

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    González, S.; Fornell, J.; Pellicer, E.; Suriñach, S.; Baró, M. D.; Greer, A. L.; Belzunce, F. J.; Sort, J.

    2013-11-01

    Shot-peening (SP) changes the near-surface structure and mechanical properties of a Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 bulk metallic glass. Near the surface, the hardness, Young's modulus, and elastic strain limit are all reduced. Measurements of the heat of relaxation show that an exceptionally high stored energy of cold work can be induced, implying a large increase in free volume. At the highest SP intensity there is partial nanocrystallization enabled by the increased free volume and not by the increase in temperature.

  18. Deformation Mechanisms and Biocompatibility of the Superelastic Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N Alloy

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    Castany, P.; Gordin, D. M.; Drob, S. I.; Vasilescu, C.; Mitran, V.; Cimpean, A.; Gloriant, T.

    2016-03-01

    In this study, we have synthesized a new Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr-0.5N alloy composition with the aim to obtain useful mechanical properties to be used in medicine such as high strength, good superelastic property, low modulus, and large ductility. Thus, mechanical properties including superelasticity and plasticity were investigated in relation with the different deformation mechanisms observed (stress-induced martensitic transformation, twinning and dislocation slip). On the other hand, the corrosion resistance in simulated body fluid (Ringer solution) and the in vitro cell behavior (MG63 human osteoblasts) of such biomedical alloy were also evaluated in order to assess its biocompatibility.

  19. Collective dipole behavior and unusual morphotropic phase boundary in ferroelectric Pb(Zr(0.5)Ti(0.5))O3 nanowires.

    PubMed

    Fu, Xiujun; Naumov, Ivan I; Fu, Huaxiang

    2013-02-13

    Dipole collective behavior and phase transition in ferroelectric (FE) Pb(Zr(0.5)Ti(0.5))O(3) nanowires, caused by modulated electric fields, are reported. Our result also leads to the finding of a rather outstanding electromechanical d(31) response in a 8.4 nm diameter PZT wire, which may potentially outperform bulk PMN-PT and PZN-PT. Moreover, we further demonstrate the existence of a new type of morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) that bridges two dissimilar structure phases of different order parameters. Microscopic insights for understanding the collective behavior and the structural phase within the new MPB are provided. PMID:23256599

  20. Coarsening Behavior and Plastic Flow of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si with an Ultrafine Microstructure

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    Semiatin, S. L.; Sun, F.; Crist, E. M.; Yu, K. O.; Sargent, G. A.; Sanders, D. G.

    2016-09-01

    Coarsening behavior and superplastic-flow response of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si with an ultrafine, equiaxed-alpha microstructure were interpreted in the context of classical models. Static coarsening was shown to follow modified Lifshitz-Slyosov-Wagner (LSW) kinetics. The rate of dynamic coarsening was six times more rapid than the corresponding static rate due to enhanced diffusion of solutes in the beta matrix. Last, a generalized constitutive equation was used to interpret the dependence of flow stress on strain/dynamic coarsening, strain rate, and temperature.