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2012 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 9-13, 2012 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Lara A. Estroff, Jun Liu, Kornelius Nielsch, Kazumi Wada

Symposium YY : Rare-Earth-based Materials

2012-04-10   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center (AMPAC)
Aldo R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Institute of Biomaterials
Kelly Nash, The University of Texas, San Antonio
Enrico Traversa, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) International Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
YY3: Energy Applications Including Ionic Conductivity I
Session Chairs
Ram Devanathan
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3014

2:30 AM - YY3.1
Rare-earth Compounds as Efficient Thermoelectric Materials for Space and Terrestrial Power Generation Applications

Jean-Pierre Fleurial 1 Thierry Caillat 1

1Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena USA

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2:45 AM - YY3.2
High Strength La3-xTe4 Thermoelectric Composites

James Minh Ma 2 1 Samad A Firdosy 1 Michael Asfaw 5 Ryan van Schilfgaarde 5 Devin Dobbs 5 Steven Nutt Nutt 5 Richard B Kaner 2 3 Jean-Pierre Fleurial 1 Vilupanur A Ravi 2 4

1Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena USA2University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles USA3University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles USA4California State Polytechnic University Pomona USA5University of Southern California Los Angeles USA

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3:00 AM - YY3.3
Cu Oxide Dispersed on Ceria Nanoparticles with Controlled Shape: Improved Catalysts for Preferential CO Oxidation

Jose C. Conesa 1 Arturo Martinez-Arias 1 Antonio Lopez-Camara 1 Manuel Monte 1

1CSIC Madrid Spain

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3:15 AM - YY3.4
Characterization of Li7La3Zr2O12 Thin Films Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Deposition

Jiajia Tan 1 Ashutosh Tiwari 1

1University of Utah Salt Lake City USA

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3:30 AM - *YY3.5
Strategies to Reduce Dependence on Rare Earths in Ion Conducting Materials and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Eric David Wachsman 1 Bryan M Blackburn 1

1University of Maryland College Park USA

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4:00 AM -
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4:30 AM - *YY3.6
Tuneable Chemical Reactivity in Strain-engineered Ceria NanoArchitectures

Dean C Sayle 1

1Cranfield University Swindon United Kingdom

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5:00 AM - YY3.7
Correlating Nanostructure and Ion Conductivity in Gadolinium and Praseodymium Doped and Doubly-doped Cerias for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes Synthesized by Spray-drying

William John Bowman 1 Albert A Talin 2 Renu Sharma 2 Vaneet Sharma 1 Peter A Crozier 1

1Arizona State University Tempe USA2National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg USA

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YY4: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Sudipta Seal
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall

6:00 AM - YY4.1
Polymeric Nanospheres Containing Rare Earth Complexes and Colloidal Crystals with Luminescent Properties

Xudong Yang 1 Bowen Shen 1 Quan Lin 1

1State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials Changchun China

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6:00 AM - YY4.10
NIR-to-Visible Upconversion Fluorescence of NaYF4: Tm3+, Yb3+ Nanocrystals and Colloids with Potential Use as a New Laser Filling Media

Darayas Patel 1 Donald M Wright 1 Sergey Sarkisov 2 Michael Jumper 1 Janeen A Morgan 1 Brandon Robinson 1

1Oakwood University Huntsville USA2SSS Optical Technologies LLC Huntsville USA

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6:00 AM - YY4.11
The Variety of Emission Color of Eu2+ Doped Barium Silicate Phosphors

Tadashi Ishigaki 1 Shinnosuke Kamei 2 Kazuyoshi Uematsu 3 Kenji Toda 1 2 Mineo Sato 1 3

1Niigata University Niigata Japan2Niigata University Niigata Japan3Niigata University Niigata Japan

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6:00 AM - YY4.13
Synthesis and Characterization of Core-shell Structured Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Prabhakaran Munusamy 1 Shail Sanghavi 1 Vamsi Kodali 1 Tamas Varga 1 Ponnusamy Nachimuthu 1 Brian Thrall 1 Donald Baer 1 Thevuthasan Suntharampillai 1

1Pacific Northwest National Lab Richland USA

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6:00 AM - YY4.2
Enhanced 1.5 micro;m Luminescence Lifetime of Vacuum Deposited Erbium-doped Organic Thin Films for Optical Amplification Applications

Christophe Galindo 1 Laurent Divay 1 Evelyne Chastaing 1 Francoise Soyer 1 Renato Bisaro 1 Pierre Le Barny 1

1Thales Research and Technology Palaiseau Cedex France

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6:00 AM - YY4.3
Luminescence SiO2 Mesoporous Based in d-Block Chromophores as Antenna Groups for System Ru(III)Nd(III) Binuclear Complex

Jose Mauricio Almeida Caiut 5 Rafael M Saacute;bio 1 4 Adriana P Duarte 1 4 Lucas A Rocha 2 Younes Messaddeq 3 Marie-Joeuml;lle Menu 4 Sidney JL Ribeiro 1

1Satilde;o Paulo State University- UNESP Araraquara Brazil2Franca University -- UINFRAN Franca Brazil3Univ Laval, COPL Quebec Canada4Universiteacute; de Toulouse Toulouse France5Universidade de Satilde;o Paulo - USP Ribeiratilde;o Preto Brazil

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6:00 AM - YY4.4
Structural and Luminescence Properties of the SiO2/TiO2 Mesoporous System Doped with Europium Complex

Samira N Stain 1 Rafael M Saacute;bio 2 Lucas A Rocha 3 Victor Hugo V Sarmento 4 Sidney J L Ribeiro 2 Jose Mauricio Almeida Caiut 1

1Universidade de Satilde;o Paulo - USP Ribeiratilde;o Preto Brazil2Satilde;o Paulo State University- UNESP Araraquara Brazil3Franca University - UINFRAN Franca Brazil4Federal University of Sergipe Itabaiana Brazil

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6:00 AM - YY4.5
On the Electrical and Photoluminescence Properties of Erbium Doped ZnO Thin Film

Liang-chiun Chao 1 2 Chung-Chi Liau 2

1National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taipei Taiwan2National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taipei Taiwan

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6:00 AM - YY4.7
Effect of Vanadium Concentration on the Spectroscopic Properties of Lanthanide-doped Nanosized Yttrium Phosphates Obtained via Polymeric Precursors

Paulo C de Sousa Filho 1 Jonathan C Batista 1 Osvaldo Antonio Serra 1

1University of Satilde;o Paulo Ribeiratilde;o Preto, SP Brazil

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6:00 AM - YY4.9
Time-dependent Upconversion in Er-Yb Doped Sol-gel Silicate Glass

Dan Boye 1 Daniel G Hampton 1 Ann J Silversmith 2

1Davidson College Davidson USA2Hamilton College Clinton USA

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YY1: Introduction and Fundamental Studies
Session Chairs
Sudipta Seal
Tuesday AM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3014

9:15 AM - *YY1.1
Rare Earths in Brazil - Historic and Actual Facts

Osvaldo Antonio Serra 1

1University of Satilde;o Paulo Ribeiratilde;o Preto, SP Brazil

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9:45 AM - YY1.2
Route to Resource-efficient Novel Materials

Stephan Krohns 1 2 Peter Lunkenheimer 1 Simon Meissner 3 2 Armin Reller 3 2 Benedikt Gleich 4 2 Andreas Rathgeber 4 2 Tobias Gaugler 5 2 Hans-Ulrich Buhl 5 2 Derek C Sinclair 6 Alois Loidl 1 2

1University of Augsburg Augsburg Germany2University of Augsburg Augsburg Germany3University of Augsburg Augsburg Germany4University of Augsburg Augsburg Germany5University of Augsburg Augsburg Germany6University of Sheffield Sheffield United Kingdom

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10:00 AM - YY1.3
Spectroscopic Investigations of the Broken Symmetry Ground States in the Rare-earth Tri-tellurides

Leonardo Degiorgi 1

1ETH Zurich Zurich Switzerland

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10:15 AM - YY1.4
X-Ray Spectroscopy and Rare Earth Volume Collapse: A High-fidelity Comparison to Dynamical Mean Field Theory

Joseph A. Bradley 1 Kevin Moore 1 Magnus Lipp 1 Gerald Seidler 2 Brian Mattern 2 Joseph Pacold 2

1Lawrence Livermore National Lab Livermore, CA USA2University of Washington Seattle USA

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10:30 AM - YY1.5
Band Structure and Quantum Size Effects in Semimetallic Rare Earth Monopnictide Nanostructures Embedded in a III-V Semiconductor Matrix

Jason Kawasaki 1 Rainer Timm 3 Hong Lu 1 Kris T Delaney 1 Brian D Schultz 2 Thiagarajan Balasubramanian 4 Edvin Lundgren 3 Anders Mikkelsen 3 Chris J Palmstroslash;m 1 2

1University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara USA2University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara USA3Lund University Lund Sweden4MAX-Lab Lund Sweden

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10:45 AM - YY1.6
Understanding d-to-f Electron Excitations in Rare-earth Metals

Kevin T. Moore 1 Joseph A Bradley 1 Gerrit van der Laan 2 John P Bradley 3 Robert A Gordon 4

1Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA2Diamond Light Source Chilton United Kingdom3Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA4Simon Fraser University Burnaby Canada

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11:00 AM -
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YY2: Modeling and Theoretical Studies
Session Chairs
Kelly Nash
Tuesday AM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3014

11:30 AM - *YY2.1
Computer Simulation of Ionic Conductivity and Radiation Tolerance of Rare Earth Compounds

Ram Devanathan 1

1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland USA

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12:00 PM - YY2.2
Accurate First-principles Calculation of the Rare Earth Crystal Field

Fei Zhou 1 Vidvuds Ozolins 1

1UCLA Los Angeles USA

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12:15 PM - YY2.3
Electronic Band Structure of Lanthanum Bromide from Many-body Perturbation Theory Calculations

Paul Erhart 1 2 Daniel Aring;berg 2 Babak Sadigh 2

1Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg Sweden2Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore USA

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12:30 PM - YY2.4
Magnetic Properties of Exchange-spring DyFe2/YFe2 Superlattices by Monte Carlo Simulations

Pierre-Emmanuel Berche 1 Saoussen Djedai 1 2 Etienne Talbot 1

1Groupe de Physique des Materiaux - UMR CNRS 6634 Saint Etienne du Rouvray France2Universite de Tebessa Tebessa Algeria

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12:45 PM - YY2.5
Modeling the Kinetics of NIR-to-visible Upconversion in NaYF4 :Er, Yb Nanocrystals

Mary Berry 1 Stanley May 1 Robert Anderson 3 Hugo Yao 1 QuocAnh Luu 1 Steve Smith 3 Mahdi Baroughi 2

1University of South Dakota Vermillion USA2South Dakota State University Brookings USA3South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rapid City USA

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2012-04-11   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Sudipta Seal, University of Central Florida Advanced Materials Processing Analysis Center (AMPAC)
Aldo R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Institute of Biomaterials
Kelly Nash, The University of Texas, San Antonio
Enrico Traversa, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) International Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)
YY7: Biomedical Applications
Session Chairs
Sudipta Seal
Wednesday PM, April 11, 2012
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3014

2:45 AM - *YY7.1
Ceria Nanoparticles: Planned and Unplanned Preparation and Environmental Impacts on Particle Properties

Donald Baer 1 Prabhakaran Munusamy 1 Ajay Karakoti 1 Satyanarayana Kuchibhatla 3 Sudipta Seal 2 Suntharampillai Thevuthasan 1

1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland USA2University of Central Florida Orlando USA3Battelle Science and Technology India Pune India

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3:15 AM - *YY7.2
Antioxidant Effects of Ce3+ in Biology: Cellular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Perspectives

Lina Ghibelli 1

1Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata Roma Italy

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3:45 AM - YY7.3
Enzyme-free Detection of H2O2 from Single Layer of Ceria Nanoparticles Immobilized on PVP SAMs

Ajay Karakoti 1 James Gaynor 2 Talgat Inerbaev 3 Shail Sanghavi 1 Ponnusamy Nachimuthu 1 Sudipta Seal 4 Suntharampillai Thevuthasan 1

1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland USA2Concordia University Portland USA3South China Normal University Guangzhou China4University of Central Florida Orlando USA

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4:00 AM -
Break

4:30 AM - *YY7.4
Predictive Toxicity Paradigm to Assess Rare and Metal Oxide Toxicity In vitro and In vivo

Andre Nel 1

1UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Los Angeles USA

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5:00 AM - YY7.5
High Near-infrared Emission from Nanophosphors for In-vitro and In-vivo Diagnostics

Sudheendra Lakshmana 1 Ian M Kennedy 1

1University of California Davis USA

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5:15 AM - YY7.6
Efficient Upconverting Nanophosphors for Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy

Brian Yust 1 Ajith Kumar 1 L. Chris Mimun 1 Dhiraj Sardar 1

1University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio USA

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5:30 AM - YY7.7
Near-infrared Emission of Lanthanide Ions under Long Wavelength Excitation for Biological Applications

Yihan Zhong 1 Liping Si 1 Hongshan He 1

1South Dakota State University Brookings USA

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YY8: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Sudipta Seal
Wednesday PM, April 11, 2012
Marriott, Yerba Buena, Salons 8-9

9:00 AM - YY8.10
Surface Electronic Structure of Gadolinium Nitride

Zane Charles Gernhart 1 Juan C Santana 2 Lu Wang 3 Wai-Ning Mei 3 Chin Li Cheung 1

1University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln USA2University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln USA3University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.12
Photodissociation Pathway of Gadolinium Cyclopentadienyl-type Precursors for Laser Assisted MOCVD

Jiangchao Chen 1 Qingguo Meng 1 Yajuan Gong 1 Stanley May 1 Mary T Berry 1

1University of South Dakota Vermillion USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.13
Investigation on Thin Film Deposition Mechanism by Laser Assisted MOCVD (LCVD) Method Using Lanthanum Tri(methylsilyl)amide [La(TMSA)3] as Precursor

Qingguo Meng 1 Jiangchao Chen 1 Yajuan Gong 1 Paul S May 1 Mary T Berry 1

1University of South Dakota Vermilliion USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.14
Rare Earth Nanocomposites Based on Chitosan Platforms for Biological Applications

Zannatul Yasmin 1 Maogen Zhang 2 Waldemar Gorski 2 Saher Maswadi 3 Randolph Glickman 3 Kelly L Nash 1

1Unoversity of Texas At San Antonio San Antonio USA2University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio USA3University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio San Antonio USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.15
Rare Earth Based Upconverting Materials for Solar Cell Application

Madhab Pokhrel 1 Ajith K Gangadharan 1 Dhiraj K Sardar 1

1University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.16
Rare-earth for Laser Amplification; Highly Fluorinated Hybrid Glasses Doped with (Erbium-ions/CdSe) Nanoparticles

Kyung M. Choi 1

1University of California Irvine USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.18
Enhanced Visible to Near-infrared Quantum Cutting of Tb and Yb Co-doped Oxyfluoride Glass-ceramic

Zhengda Pan 1 G. Sekar 1 R. Akrobetu 1 R. Mu 1 S. H Morgan 1

1Fisk University Nashville USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.19
CaYAlO4 Doped with Ce3+, Pr3+ and Yb3+ for NIR Quantum-cutting

Antoine Guille 1 Antonio Pereira 1 Anne Pillonnet 1 Bernard Moine 1

1LPCML CNRS/UCBL UMR5620 Villeurbanne France

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9:00 AM - YY8.2
Structural Characterization of Transition Metal-doped Ceria Synthesized by HMTA-Based Co-precipitation

Aravind Suresh 1 Maria J Arellano-Jimenez 1 Benjamin A Wilhite 2 Barry Carter 1

1University of Connecticut Storrs USA2Texas Aamp;M University College Station USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.20
Cerium Activated Halide Elpasolites as Radiation Detectors

Jeremy Kingma 1 Kelvin G Lynn 1 M Grant Norton 1 Denys Solodovnikov 1

1Washington State University Pullman USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.21
Novel Laser Nanomaterials Based on Rare-earth Compounds

Darayas Patel 1 Janeen A Morgan 1 Sergey Sarkisov 2 Brandon Robinson 1 Michael Jumper 1 Donald M Wright 1 Dwight L King 1

1Oakwood University Huntsville USA2SSS Optical Technologies, LLC Huntsville USA

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9:00 AM - YY8.5
Enhancing Proton Mobility by ``Strain Engineering''?

Qianli Chen 1 2 Nikolai Bagdassarov 3 Simon Clark 4 Wendy L Mao 5 Tzu-Wen Huang 1 Zhi Liu 4 Vladimir Pomjakushin 6 Thierry Straessle 6 Jan P Embs 6 Thomas Graule 1 Artur Braun 1 Joel Mesot 2 6

1Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology Duebendorf Swit