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2007 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - 30, 2007  | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Duane Dimos, Mary Galvin, David Mooney, Konrad Samwer

Symposium O : Nuclear Radiation Detection Materials

2007-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Dale L. Perry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Arnold Burger Fisk University
Larry Franks Special Technologies Laboratory
Michael Schieber The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
O1: Material Development for Security and Defense Applications
Session Chairs
Larry Franks
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **O1.1
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA): Combating the Radiological/Nuclear Threat.

Robert Harbs 1
1 Nuclear Detection Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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10:00 AM - **O1.2
Development of New Scintillators for High Energy Resolution Gamma Radiation Detectors.

Nerine Cherepy 1
1 Chemistry and Materials Science, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore , California, United States

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10:30 AM - O1.3
Basic Materials Studies of Lanthanide Halide Scintillators.

F. Doty 1 , Douglas McGregor 2 , Mark Harrison 1 2 , Kip Findley 3 , Raulf Polichar 4 , Pin Yang 5
1 Engineered Materials Dept., Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Dept. of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States, 3 School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States, 4 , SAIC, San Diego, California, United States, 5 Ceramic & Glass Dept, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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10:45 AM - O1
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O2: Materials Theory and Modeling
Session Chairs
Michael Schieber
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

11:00 AM - **O2.1
Applications of First Principles Theory to Inorganic Radiation Detection Materials.

David Singh 1
1 Materials Science and Technlogy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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11:30 AM - O2.2
Simulation of Solidification in LP Bridgman Furnace Using Phase Field Method.

Alexandre Tartakovsky 1 , Charles Henager 1 , Andrew Kuprat 1 , John Jaffe 1 , Howard Heinisch 1 , S. Sundaram 1
1 , PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States

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11:45 AM - O2.3
Materials for Direct Energy Conversion.

Liviu Popa-Simil 1 , Claudiu Muntele 2
1 , LAVM LLC., Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Center for Irradiation of Materials, Alabama A&M University,, Normal, Alabama, United States

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12:00 PM - O2.4
Scintillation Response and Transport Properties in CsI:Tl.

Yanwen Zhang 1 , Fei Gao 1 , Yulong Xie 1 , William Weber 1
1 , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States

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12:15 PM - O2.5
3-D Moving Finite Element (MFE) Modeling of Crystal Growth Model and Solution Validation.

Andrew Kuprat 1 , Alex Tartakovsky 2 , Charles Henager 3 , Howard Heinisch 3 , John Jaffe 4 , S Kamakshi Sundaram 5
1 Biological Monitoring/Modeling, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Computational Mathematics, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 3 Materials Sciences, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 4 Interfacial Chem & Engnrg, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 5 Glass Science & Processing, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States

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12:30 PM - O2.6
Te Precipitates in CZT: Experiment and Model.

John Jaffe 1 , Erin Miller 2 , Danny Edwards 5 , Alan Schemer-Kohrn 5 , Mary Bliss 2 , Andrew Kuprat 3 , Alexandre Tartakovsky 4 , Howard Heinisch 5 , Charles Henager 5
1 Fundamental Sci. Directorate, Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Natl. Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab, Richland, Washington, United States, 5 Energy Sci. and Tech. Directorate, Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab, Richland, Washington, United States, 3 Enivronmental Tech. Directorate, Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab, Richland, Washington, United States, 4 Comp. and Inf. Sci. Directorate, Pacific Northwest Natl. Lab, Richland, Washington, United States

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12:45 PM - O2.7
Molecular Modeling of Gas Adsorption in Scintillating Metal-Organic Frameworks.

Jeffery Greathouse 1 , Tiffany Kinnibrugh 1 , F. Doty 2 , Mark Allendorf 3
1 Geochemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 2 Engineered Materials Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 3 Microfluidics Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States

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O3: Other Materials
Session Chairs
F. P. Doty
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - O3.1
Porous Dielectrics As Active Materials for Nuclear Radiation Detectors.

Martiros Lorikyan 1
1 , YerPhI, Yerevan Armenia

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2:45 PM - O3.2
Organic Semiconductors for Detection of Ionizing Radiation.

Tiffany Wilson 1 2 , F. Patrick Doty 2 , Douglas Chinn 3 , Michael King 4 2
1 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 , Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 3 , Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 4 Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States

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3:00 PM - O3.3
Polymer Composites for Radiation Detection.

Yongsheng Zhao 1 , Haizheng Zhong 1 , Qibing Pei 1
1 , University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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3:15 PM - O3.4
Radiation Hard Diamond Pixel Detectors.

Harris Kagan 1 , Markus Mathus 2 , Markus Cristinziani 2 , Lars Reuen 2 , Shane Smith 1 , William Trischuk 3 , Jaap Velthuis 2 , Norbert Wermes 2
1 Physics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 Physics, Bonn University, Bonn Germany, 3 Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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3:30 PM - O3
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O4: CZT and CdTe
Session Chairs
Krishna Mandal
Wednesday PM, November 28, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

4:00 PM - **O4.1
(Cd,Mn)Te as a New Material for X-ray and Gamma-ray Detectors.

Andrzej Mycielski 1 , M. Witkowska-Baran 1 , D. Kochanowska 1 , A. Szadkowski 1 , B. Witkowska 1 , W. Kaliszek 1 , R. Jakiela 1 , V. Domukhovski 1
1 Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Poland

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4:30 PM - **O4.2
Crystal Growth, Post Treatments, and Characterization of CdTe and Cd0.9Zn0.1Te for Nuclear Radiation Detectors.

Krishna Mandal 1 , Sung Kang 1 , Michael Choi 1 , Alket Mertiri 1 , Caleb Noblitt 1 , Anton Smirnov 1
1 Advanced Materials Research Division, EIC Laboratories, Inc., Norwood, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - **O4.3
X-ray Topography to Characterize CZT Crystals.

David Black 1 , Martine Duff 2 , Douglas Hunter 2 , Arnold Burger 3 , Michael Groza 3
1 , NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 2 , SRNL, Aiken, South Carolina, United States, 3 , Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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5:30 PM - O4.4
Characterization of Spatial Heterogenieties in Detector Grade CdZnTe.

Martine Duff 1 , Doug Hunter 1 , Arnold Burger 2 , Michael Groza 2 , Vladimir Buliga 2 , John Bradley 4 , Giles Graham 4 , Zurong Dai 4 , David Black 3 , Hal Burdette 3 , Antonio Lanzirotti 5
1 , Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina, United States, 2 , Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 4 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States, 3 , National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, 5 , University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

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5:45 PM - O4.5
Atomistic Simulation of CdTe Solid-liquid Coexistence Equilibria.

Charles Henager 1 , James Morris 2 3 , Lujian Peng 3 , Howard Heinisch 1 , John Jaffe 4 , Andrew Kuprat 5 , Alex Tartakovsky 6 , S Kamakshi Sundaram 7
1 Materials Sciences, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Materials Science & Technology, ORNL, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 3 Dept. of Materials Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, 4 Interfacial Chem & Engnrg, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 5 Biological Monitoring/Modeling, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 6 Computational Mathematics, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 7 Glass Science & Processing, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States

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O5: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Dale Perry
Thursday AM, November 29, 2007
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - O5.2
Use of Al2O3 Layer MOS Based Radiation Sensors Fabricated on Si Substrate.

Ercan Yilmaz 1 , Ilker Dogan 2 , Rasit Turan 2
1 Physics, Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya Turkey, 2 Physics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Turkey

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9:00 PM - O5.3
Defects in Rare Earth Sesquioxides.

Mark Levy 1 , Christopher Stanek 2 , Alexander Chroneos 1 , Ken McClellan 2 , Robin Grimes 1
1 Materials, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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9:00 PM - O5.4
Low-Temperature Synthesis of Eu2+ and Dy3+ Doped Strontium Dialuminate (SrAl4O7: Eu2+, Dy3+) Scintillator Materials.

Vanya Uluc 1 , Zachary Beiley 2 , Cem Akatay 1 , Vesna Srot 3 , Cleva Ow-Yang 1
1 Materials Science and Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey, 2 Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 3 Stuttgart Center for Electron Microscopy, Max-Planck-Institüt für Metallforschung, Stuttgart Germany

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9:00 PM - O5.5
Low-Cost Synthesis of the Scintillator Compound, Eu- and Dy-Doped SrAl12O19 (SA6), as a Model Material for Electronic Structure Characterization.

Cleva Ow-Yang 1 , Omur Isil Aydin 1 , Cahit Benel 1 , Mahmut Aksit 1 , Abdulkadir Yurt 1 , Mehmet Ali Gulgun 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey

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9:00 PM - O5.6
Influence of Gamma-Irradiation on Dielectric Properties of Recycled Polyethylene Composites.

Ulmas Gafurov 1
1 , Instiute of Nuclear Physics, Tashkent Uzbekistan

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9:00 PM - O5.7
Unifying Chemical Bonding Models for Boranes.

Mao-Hua Du 1 2 , Shengbai Zhang 2 , Susumu Saito 3
1 , Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 , National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States, 3 Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Japan

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9:00 PM - O5.8
Atomistic Simulation of Rare-earth Halide Structures.

Ankoor Patel 1 2 , Mark Levy 1 , Chris Stanek 2 , Kenneth McClellan 2 , Robin Grimes 1
1 Materials Department, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 Materials Science Division, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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2007-11-29   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Dale L. Perry Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Arnold Burger Fisk University
Larry Franks Special Technologies Laboratory
Michael Schieber The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
O6: Scintillators I
Session Chairs
Michael Squillante
Thursday AM, November 29, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

9:30 AM - **O6.1
Alternative Scintillator Materials – Transparent Ceramics and Glass Scintillators.

Lynn Boatner 1
1 CRDMS -MSTD, Oak Ridge National Lab., Oak Ridge , Tennessee, United States

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10:00 AM - **O6.2
Recent Advances in Ceramic Scintillators.

Edgar Van Loef 1 , Yimin Wang 1 , Jarek Glodo 1 , Charles Brecher 2 , Alex Lempicki 2 , Kanai Shah 1
1 , RMD, Watertown, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , ALEM Associates, Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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10:30 AM - O6.3
Scintillation Materials Based on Metal Organic Frameworks.

F. Doty 1 , Christina Bauer 3 1 , Andrew Skulan 1 , Patrick Grant 2 , Blake Simmons 1 , Mark Allendorf 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 3 Dept. of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 2 , Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, United States

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10:45 AM - O6
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O7: Scintillators II
Session Chairs
Lynn Boatner
Thursday PM, November 29, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

11:15 AM - **O7.1
The Development of New Scintillator Materials - Challenging From All Aspects.

Michael Squillante 1 , Kanai Shah 1 , Gerald Entine 1
1 , Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

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11:45 AM - **O7.2
Energy Resolution and Non-proportionality of Scintillation Detectors.

Marek Moszynski 1
1 , Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Otwock-Swierk Poland

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12:15 PM - O7.3
Electronic Structure Studies of Ce-doped Gamma Detector Materials.

Andrew Canning 1 , Rostyslav Boutchko 1 , Stephen Derenzo 1 , Lin-Wang Wang 1 , Marvin Weber 1
1 CRD, LBNL, Berkeley , California, United States

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12:30 PM - O7.4
Development of Improved Scintillators via Atomistic Simulation Guided Defect Engineering.

Christopher Stanek 1 , Ken McClellan 1 , Mark Levy 2 , Robin Grimes 2
1 Material Science and Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States, 2 Materials Dept., Imperial College London, London United Kingdom

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12:45 PM - O7.5
Exploring Virtual Candidate Spaces: Design Rules for Ce-activated Scintillators.

Kim Ferris 1 , Bobbie-Jo Webb-Robertson 1 , Dumont Jones 2
1 Computational and Information Sciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 , Proximate Technologies, LLC, Columbus, Ohio, United States

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O8: Characterization I
Session Chairs
Marek Moszynski
Thursday PM, November 29, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

2:30 PM - O8.1
Surface Passivation of Semiconductor Surfaces for Improved Radiation Detectors: X-Ray Photoemission Analysis.

Art Nelson 1 , Adam Conway 2 , Catherine Reinhardt 2 , Cheryl Evans 1 , Jim Ferreira 1 , R. Bliss 1 , Rebecca Nikolic 2 , Steve Payne 1
1 MSTD, LLNL, Livermore, California, United States, 2 ETD, LLNL, Livermore, California, United States

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3:00 PM - O8.3
Exploring the Use of Orientation Imaging Microscopy in Characterizing Low-Pressure Bridgman Crystal Growth.

Charles Henager 1 , Dan Edwards 1 , Mary Bliss 3 , S Kamakshi Sundaram 2 , Howard Heinisch 1 , Alex Tartakovsky 4 , Andrew Kuprat 5 , John Jaffe 6
1 Materials Sciences, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 3 Radiation Detection and Nuclear Science, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 2 Glass Science and Processing, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 4 Computational Mathematics, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 5 Biological Monitoring/Modeling, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States, 6 Interfacial Chem & Engnrg, PNNL, Richland, Washington, United States

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3:15 PM - O8.4
Characterization of voids in Lutetium Oxide P.V.D. Coatings.

Stephen Topping 1 , Sridhar Rangan 1 , Chul Park 1 , Vinod Sarin 1
1 Manufacturing Engineering, Boston University, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States

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3:30 PM - O8
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O9: Characterization II
Session Chairs
Martine Duff
Thursday PM, November 29, 2007
Republic A (Sheraton)

4:00 PM - O9.1
Effect of Processing Parameters on Transparency and Grain Structure of Eu:Y2O3 Scintillator Ceramics.

Stephen Podowitz 1 , Romain Gaume 1 , Robert Feigelson 1
1 Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States

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4:15 PM - O9.2
Antisite Defects in Rare Earth Perovskites and Garnets.

Mark Levy 1 , Christopher Stanek 2 , Ken McClellan 2 , Robin Grimes 1
1 Materials, Imperial College London, London United Kingdom, 2 , Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States

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4:30 PM - O9.3
Comparison of The Heterogeneous Nucleation and the Coalescence of HgI2 and BiI3 onto Amorphous Substrates.

Laura Fornaro 1 , Ana Noguera 1 , Ivana Aguiar 1 , Maria Perez 1 , Eduardo Quagliata 1
1 Compound Semiconductors Group, Faculty of Chemistry, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

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4:45 PM - O9.4
γ- Irradiation Stimulated Change of Crystalline Structure of Recycled Polypropylene Composites.

Ulmas Gafurov 1
1 , Instiute of Nuclear Physics, Tashkent Uzbekistan

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5:00 PM - O9.5
Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Optical Properties of Colloidal Nanocrystals.

Nathan Withers 1 , Krishnaprasad Sankar 1 , Brian Akins 1 , Tosifa Memon 1 , Shin Bowers 1 4 , Erica Ortega 2 , Melisa Greenberg 1 3 , Gennady Smolyakov 1 , Robert Busch 2 , Marek Osinski 1
1 Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 4 Present address: Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 2 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 3 , Present address: CVI Laser LLC, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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5:15 PM - O9.6
Bulk Crystal Growth and Scintillation Properties of New Scintillator; Pr:LuAG.

Hiraku Ogino 1 , Kei Kamada 2 3 , Takayuki Yanagida 3 , Akira Yoshikawa 3 , Fumio Saito 3 , Jun-ichi Shimoyama 1 , Kohji Kishio 1
1 , The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan, 2 Materials Research Laboratory, Furukawa Co., Ltd., Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, 3 Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

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