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Factors affecting an efficient sealing of porous low-k dielectrics by physical vapor deposition Ta(N) thin films

Iacopi, F.; Tökei, Z.; Le, Q. T.; Shamiryan, D.; Conard, T.; Brijs, B.; Kreissig, U.; van Hove, M.; Maex, K.

The deposition of homogeneous thin films on porous substrates has been investigated. The thin film deposition of Ta(N) by physical vapor deposition on porous films with different average pore sizes and material compositions has been studied. The continuity of Ta(N) films on top of porous low-k dielectrics is evaluated by means of ellipsometric porosimetry combined with sheet resistance and atomic force microscopy measurements. Interface reactions are analyzed by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy profiling. It has been observed that the minimal Ta(N) thickness required to obtain a continuous metal layer on top of the porous film depends, on the one hand, on the porosity and pore size and, on the other hand, on the chemical interaction of the thin film with the porous substrate. The sealing of pores is favored by the presence of carbon in the dielectric matrix. This is explained through a mechanism of local enhancement of the degree of crosslinking in the dielectric matrix, catalyzed by Ta.

  • Journal of Applied Physics 92 (2002) 1548

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Publ.-Id: 5213


Sputterionenquelle

Friedrich, M.; Tyrroff, H.

Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, die Lebensdauer einer Sputterionenquelle zu erhöhen, den Wartungsaufwand zu senken und die Zerstäubung der Teile der Ionenquelle, welche sich in der Nähe des für die Erzeugung der negativen Ionen erforderlichen Kathodeneinsatzes befinden, weitgehend zu verhindern.
Die Erfindung geht aus von den Bauteilen Ionisierer (2), Kathode (3), Sputtereinsatz (4), Formierungselektrode (5), Abschirmkappe (6) und Kathodenisolator (7) in einem vakuumdichten Gehäuse.

  • Patent
    Patentanmeldung 102 41 252.9
  • Patent
    DE 102 41 252 B4
  • Patent
    EP 1 396 870 A3

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5211
Publ.-Id: 5211


Verfahren zur Reinigung von Wasser mit hohen Uran-Konzentrationen

Walter, M.; Arnold, T.

Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, ein Verfahren zu entwickeln, dass Uran(VI) aus stark belasteten bergbaulichen Abwässern, Haldensicker-, und kontaminierten Grundwässern kostengünstig und umweltfreundlich in großen Mengen entfernt, wobei zur Uranfixierung ein Barrierematerial eingesetzt werden soll, das eine Beschaffenheit aufweist, die eine langzeitstabile, sichere Endlagerung oder Wiedergewinnung des angereicherten Urans ermöglicht.
Die technische Lösung geht davon aus, dass das Uran(VI) überwiegend als Karbonat, Sulfat oder Hydroxy-Komplex vorliegt und elementspezifische Filtermaterialien in einer geochemischen Barriere eingesetzt werden.

  • Patent
    Patentanmeldung 102 38 957.8
  • Patent
    DE 102 38 957 A!

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Publ.-Id: 5210


Verfahren zur tomographischen Bildrekonstruktion für ein aus zwei asynchron rotierenden komponeneten bestehendes Objekt

Hoppe, D.

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Verfahren zur tomographischen Bildrekonstruktion für ein aus zwei asynchron rotierenden Komponenten bestehendes Objekt, wobei an einzelnen Drehwinkelpositionen der Objektkomponenten tomographische Projektionen vorgenommen werden.
Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, die beiden mit unterschiedlichen Winkelgeschwindigkeiten gegenüber ihrer Umgebung rotierenden Teilobjekte mit Hilfe eines Tomographen richtig abzubilden.

  • Patent
    Patentanmeldung 102 08 284.7
  • Patent
    DE-OS 102 38 540 A1

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5207
Publ.-Id: 5207


Bioaktives Material und Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung

Pham, M. T.; Maitz, M. F.

Die Erfindung betrifft ein bioaktives Material sowie ein Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung. Potentielle Anwendungen sind medizinische Implantologie, Gewebezüchtung und Biotechnologie. Der Erfindung liegt ein von einer Schicht zellausgeschiedener Produkte umgebenes Festkörpermaterial zugrunde.
Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, ein Material für Anwendungen in medizinischer Implantologie, Gewebezüchtung und Biotechnologie zu schaffen, bei welchem die Oberfläche für eine breite Klasse von Festkörpermaterialien bei Kontakt mit zellulären Medien zellbiologisch spezifische Wechselwirkungen aktiv vermittelt. Der Erfindung obliegt auch die Aufgabe, ein anwendungswirksames Verfahren zur Herstellung des genannten bioaktiven Materials vorzuschlagen.

  • Patent
    Patentanmeldung 102 05 846.6
  • Patent
    DE 102 05 846 A1

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5206
Publ.-Id: 5206


P0111 - Biokompositmaterial

Selenska-Pobell, S.; Soltmann, U.; Raff, J.; Böttger, H.; Kallies, K.-H.; Quast, H.; Matys, S.

Das Biokompositmaterial enthält ein anorganisches Gel und darin homogen verteilte, trocknungsstabile Zellprodukte wie Sporen, Zellwand-Proteine oder abgetötete Zellen. Das Biokompositmaterial ist als Biofilter in der Umwelttechnik zur Entfernung von Schwermetallionen aus wässrigen Lösungen geeignet.

  • Patent
    DE 101 46 375 B4 - 01. Okt. 2009
  • Patent
    DE 101 46 375 A 1

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5205
Publ.-Id: 5205


Influence of melt convection on the microstructure of levitated and undercooled Nd-Fe-B alloys

Fillip, O.; Hermann, R.; Gerbeth, G.; Priede, J.; Shatrov, V.; Güth, A.; Schultz, L.

The influence of melt rotation on the microstructure formation of Nd-Fe-B alloys, mainly the volume fraction and grain size of the a-Fe phase, has been investigated using the electromagnetic levitation technique which allows the in-situ measurement of the solidification kinetics containerlessly. Samples were subjected to a strong rotation during levitation and compared to fixed samples without additional sample rotation in the levitation facility. Additionally, experiments have been carried out where specially sealed samples were subjected to a well-defined forced rotation. A distinct reduction of the a-Fe volume fraction in samples with strong rotation was observed by measuring the magnetic moment in a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). The influence of cooling rate and undercooling level on microstructure formation and phase distribution has been investigated as well. The melt flow in a levitated droplet is studied numerically under the additional effect of a global sample rotation which may give a strong suppression of internal motions.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    „Int. Conference on Magnetism“, Rom, Juli 2003
  • Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276(2004)Suppl. 1, 1857-1858

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5203
Publ.-Id: 5203


Microstructure evolution of Nd-Fe-B alloys in consideration of magnetohydrodynamics

Hermann, R.; Filip, O.; Gerbeth, G.; Priede, J.; Schultz, L.

The solidification process and the resulting microstructure of Nd-Fe-B alloys in consideration of melt convection has been investigated experimentally with a specially designed floating-zone arrangement. A controlled influence on the melt flow is possible via tailored magnetic fields which enable enhancement or suppression of the melt convection. A specially designed magnetic two-phase stirrer offers a strong influence on the melt flow in the floating-zone facility. As a result, the microstructure pattern, mainly the volume fraction and grain size of the a-Fe phase, vary strongly with the strength of the internal flow motion. The melt flow is studied numerically under the additional effect of the two-phase stirrer taking into account the coupled heat and fluid flow fields. The electromagnetically driven flow during the inductive heating turned out to be of strong influence on the resulting microstructure.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    „Int. Conference on Magnetism“, Rom, Juli 2003
  • Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 272-276(2004)Suppl. 1, 1855-1856

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5202
Publ.-Id: 5202


CFD simulation of a bubbly flow experiment with liquid PbBi eutectic alloy and Nitrogen

Mercurio, G.; Eckert, S.

This study was carried out in the frame of the ADS European project aimed to the development of Accelerator Driven System technology for nuclear waste transmutation.
The scope is to verify the possibility to simulate a two phase HLM (Heavy Liquid Metal) bubbly flow using the commercial CFD code CFX4.4.
The first stage consisted of an experimental campaign for the measurement of the phase velocities by means of the ultrasound Doppler velocimetry (UDV) and local volume fractions using resistive probes. The eutectic alloy PbBi is located inside a cylindrical container made of stainless steel which is provided with an electrical heater. The measurements reported here were carried out at a fluid temperature of 180°C. Nitrogen (N2) gas was injected into the stagnant liquid metal by means of a single orifice with an inner diameter of 0.5 mm. The orifice is located in the centre of the cross-sectional area of the fluid container. The gas flow rate chosen for these experiments was restricted to values below 1.2 cm3/s in order to guarantee a single bubble flow regime.
The simulation of the experiment was performed using the two fluid Euler/Euler model of CFX-4.4. The implemented drag laws were tested and compared with other drag laws taken from literature. The influence of the "non-drag forces" like the turbulent dispersion force and the lift force was also tested. Finally an advanced interpolation method based on optimization techniques was adopted in order to get the best fitting of the simulated velocity curves with the experimental ones. The results shows in general a good qualitative agreement of the experiment and the calculations, but a much better agreement can be found using the drag law coefficients derived by the above mentioned optimization technique, especially in the cases where the mass flow rates and the bubble mean diameters are relatively small.

Keywords: two-phase flow; gas bubbles; heavy liquid metals; drag force; velocity measurements; UDV technique

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Computational Methods in Multiphase Flow II, A.A.Mammoli, C.A.Brebbia (Eds.), WIT Press 2004, Southampton pp.395-404, (Proc. of the Second International Conference on Computational Methods in Multiphase Flow, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2003)
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Computational Methods in Multiphase Flow II, A.A.Mammoli, C.A.Brebbia (Eds.), WIT Press 2004, Southampton pp.395-404, (Proc. of the Second International Conference on Computational Methods in Multiphase Flow, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2003)

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5201
Publ.-Id: 5201


Berechnung des Notkondensators des argentinischen Integralreaktors CAREM

Schaffrath, A.; Walter, D.; Delmastro, D.; Giménez, M.; Zanocco, P.

In Argentinien wird das Integralreaktorkonzept CAREM als alternativer Einstieg in die Kerntechnik - speziell für Länder der dritten Welt - entwickelt. Diese sammelten bislang in der Regel ihre ersten Erfahrungen in der Nukleartechnik mit Forschungsreaktoren. Das beim Betrieb der Forschungsreaktoren gesammelte Wissen ist jedoch zu speziell und nicht umfassend genug, um hiermit allein Leistungsreaktoren betreiben zu können. Da das CAREM Konzept sämtliche in großen Leistungsreaktoren vorkommende Systeme beinhaltet, können mit dem CAREM Reaktor bei vergleichsweise ähnlichen - wenn nicht sogar niedrigeren - Kosten wie bei Forschungsreaktoren sämtliche zum Betrieb mittlerer und großer Reaktoren notwendigen Systemkenntnisse erworben werden.

Keywords: ATHLET; CAREM; KONWAR; Notkondensator

  • Contribution to proceedings
    Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2003, 2003 Tagungsband S. 501 - 506, Inforum Verlag, ISSN 0720-9207
  • atw Internationale Zeitschrift für Kernenergie 48 (2003), Nr. 2, S. 111-115

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5199
Publ.-Id: 5199


Tera-Hertz Radiation in Biological Research, Investigation on Diagnostics and Study on Potential Genotoxic Effects

Seidel, W.; Fahmy, K.; Furlinski, G.; Gippner, P.; Grosse, E.; Piest, H.; Sczepan, M.; Wohlfarth, D.; Wolf, A.; Wünsch, R.

The radiation source ELBE at Dresden-Rossendorf is centered around a superconducting ELectron accelerator of high Brillance and low Emittance (ELBE) which produces electron beams up tu 40 MeV. This new facility delivers secondary radiation of diffrent kinds. Special emphasis will be given to the production of intense THz radiation from its Free-Electron-Lasers (FEL). This radiation will be used for various research activities including the life sciences. Two additional femtosecond Ti:sapphire lase system allow to exploid different methods of THz generation for such investigatin.

  • Poster
    Proc. Of the THZ-BRIDGE Workshop, Capri Italy Sept 2002
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Proc. Of the THZ-BRIDGE Workshop, Capri Italy Sept 2002

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5198
Publ.-Id: 5198


RBS and HIRBS studies of nanostructured AgSiO2 sol–gel thin coatings

Kokkoris, M.; Trapalis, C. C.; Kossionides, S.; Vlastou, R.; Nsoulid, B.; Grötzschel, R.; Spartalis, S.; Kordas, G.

In the present work, composite AgSiO2 thin coatings, containing metal nanoparticles, were prepared on glass substrates by the sol–gel route. The coatings were thermally treated in oxidative and reductive conditions up to 500 °C for metal nanoparticle formation. The coating structure and the nanoparticle formation were studied by atomic force microscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS) techniques. In the case of RBS, 1.4 MeV 4He+ ions were used for all samples, and low energy 16O and 12C ions in selected ones (heavy ion RBS, HIRBS), in order to improve the depth resolution for the profiling of the metal component. The antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli is examined by antibacterial drop test. The coatings exhibited a high antibacterial activity, which was enhanced with the increase of the metal concentration and was reduced with the increase of the particle size of the metal nanoparticles. The possible correlation between the layer interdiffusion after the thermal treatment and the antibacterial activity is examined and analyzed. Although further studies are required, RBS and HIRBS seem to be excellent tools for the quality control in the production of sol–gel thin coatings.

Keywords: Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy; Heavy ion Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy; Sol–gel; Antibacterial; XRD; Thin coatings

  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms Volume 188 , April 2002, 67-72

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Publ.-Id: 5197


Post-Test Calculations of Medium Scaled Pressure Vessel Creep Failure Experiments

Willschütz, H.-G.; Altstadt, E.; Weiss, F.-P.; Sehgal, B. R.

For the calculation of experiments simulating the behavior of the lower head in a core melt down scenario like FOREVER (performed at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm) it is necessary to model the melt pool convection and the temperature field within the vessel as well as creep and plasticity processes. Therefore a 2D Finite Element Model is developed based on the code ANSYS®. The CFD module is used to calculate the thermodynamics. The resulting temperature field of the vessel wall is applied to the mechanical model. To describe the visco-plastic deformation a numerical creep data base (CDB) is developed where the creep strain rate is evaluated in dependence on the current total strain, temperature and equivalent stress. In this way the use of a single creep law, which employs constants derived from the data for a limited stress and temperature range, is avoided. For an evaluation of the failure times a damage model according to an approach of Lemaitre is applied.
After post-test calculations for the FOREVER-C2 experiment, pre-test calculations for the forthcoming experiments are performed. Taking into account both - experimental and numerical results - gives a good opportunity to improve the simulation and understanding of real accident scenarios. After analyzing the results of the calculations, it seems to be advantageous to provide a vessel support, which can unburden the vessel from a part of the mechanical load and, therefore, avoid the vessel failure or at least prolong the time to failure. This can be a possible accident mitigation strategy. Additionally, it may be advantageous to install a passive automatic control device to initiate the flooding of the reactor pit to ensure external vessel cooling in the event of a core melt down.

Keywords: core melt down accident; lower head behavior of the RPV; Finite Element Method; creep and damage modeling

  • Lecture (Conference)
    2003 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants ICAPP '03 May 4-7, 2003; Congress Palais, Córdoba, SPAIN, Proceedings on CD
  • Contribution to proceedings
    2003 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants ICAPP '03 May 4-7, 2003; Congress Palais, Córdoba, SPAIN, Proceedings on CD

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Publ.-Id: 5196


Modulated CNx films prepared by IBAD

Safran, G.; Kolitsch, A.; Malhouitre, S.; Trasobares, S.; Kovacs, I.; Geszti, O.; Menyhard, M.; Colliex, C.; Radnoczi, G.

CNx thin films have been prepared by IBAD varying the C-atom to N-ion ratio during deposition. The layers were studied by means of TEM and EELS investigation, ERDA and AES depth profiling. The obtained films were amorphous. The incorporation probality of N into the films was found to depend on the C/N arrival ratio. Large amount of N incorporation was found above and small amount below a N/C arrival rate of 0.3. Due to intentional change in the N/C arrival rate, modulated structures have been produced. The N concentration in the individual layers of modulated samples was found to exhibit distinct values of approximately 5 and 20 at.%. The erosion rate of the various CNx layers upon Ar ion bombardment depends on their N content. The relative erosion rate of the samples containing nitrogen of 20 and 5at.% was found to be r(rel)=1.6. It was determined by XTEM and EELS that the origin of the TEM image contrast marking out the individual sublayers is mainly due to density variations in the modulated structure and partly due to thickness differences of the cross sectional TEM samples as a result of Ar ion milling of layers of various compositions

Keywords: carbon-nitride; ion assited deposition; sputter erosion rate

  • Diamond and Related Materials 11 (2002) 1552-1559

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5195
Publ.-Id: 5195


Relativistic effects in proton-induced deuteron break-up at intermediate energies with forward emission of a fast proton pair

Kaptarii, L. P.; Kämpfer, B.; Semikh, S. S.; Dorkin, S. M.

Recent data on the reaction pD -> (pp) n with a fast forward pp pair with very small excitation energy is analyzed within a covariant approach based on the Bethe-Salpeter formalism. It is demonstrated that the minimum non-relativistic amplitude is completely masked by relativistic effects, such as Lorentz boost and the negative-energy P components in the 1S0 Bethe-Salpeter amplitude of the pp pair.

Keywords: deuteron break-up; Bethe-Salpeter formalism

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5194
Publ.-Id: 5194


Anwendung des Master-Curve-Konzeptes zur Zähigkeitscharakterisierung von Druckbehälterstählen

Viehrig, H.-W.; Böhmert, J.

Das „Master-Curve“ (MC)-Konzept nach Wallin empfiehlt sich als ein geeignetes Werkzeug zur bruchmechanischen Sprödbruchsicherheitsbewertung von Komponenten und Anlagen. Es hat mit dem ASTM Standard E 1921 bereits Eingang in die Regelwerke gefunden und steht unmittelbar vor einer breiteren internationalen Anwendung. MC-Referenztemperaturen T0 werden an russischern WWER-Druckbehälterstählen im un- und bestrahlten Zustand ermittelt und mit am gleichen Material gemessenen Charpy-V-Übergangstemperaturen TT verglichen. Die unterschiedliche Zähigkeit der verschiedenen Stähle lässt sich ebenso wie der Einfluss der Bestrahlung mit dem MC-Konzept nachweisen. T0 und TT zeigen eine gute Korrelation, wobei die T0 ca. 80 K niedriger liegen. Damit erniedrigen sich auch die Referenztemperaturen für die Reaktordruckbehälter Integritätsbewertung.

Keywords: Bruchzähigkeit; Master Curve; Referenztemperatur; Reaktordruckbehälter; Sprödbruchsicherheit

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Tagungsband der 35. Tagung des DVM-Arbeitskreises Bruchvorgänge, Fortschritte in der Bruch- und Schädigungsmechanik, 18. und 19. Februar 2003, Freiburg, S. 81 - 90
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Tagungsband der 35. Tagung des DVM-Arbeitskreises Bruchvorgänge, Fortschritte in der Bruch- und Schädigungsmechanik, 18. und 19. Februar 2003, Freiburg, S. 81 - 90

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5193
Publ.-Id: 5193


Krein space features of the MHD alpha² - dynamo operator matrix

Günther, U.

The spherical MHD mean-field dynamo is considered from a mathematical viewpoint. It is shown that its 2x2 operator matrix is formally pseudo-Hermitian (J-symmetric), lives in a Krein space and has paired complex eigenvalues. Based on the J-symmetry, an operator intertwining Ansatz with first-order differential intertwining operators is tested for its compatibility with the structure of the alpha²-dynamo operator matrix. An intrinsic structural inconsistency is obtained in the set of associated matrix Riccati equations. This inconsistency is interpreted as a no-go theorem which forbids the construction of isospectral alpha²-dynamo operator classes with the help of first-order differential intertwining operators.

  • Poster
    5. MHD-Tage, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 25-26. 11. 2002

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5192
Publ.-Id: 5192


Zusammenhang zwischen klinischen und neuropsychologischen Parametern und der regionalen Hirnfunktion bei der Major Depression

Triemer, A.; Lüdecke, S.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Zündorf, G.; Schwellong, J.; Spirling, S.; Felber, W.; Holthoff, V. A.

  • Poster
    Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Nervenheilkunde, Berlin, 27.-30.11.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Nervenarzt 73(Suppl.1) (2002) S129

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5190
Publ.-Id: 5190


Major Depression: Regionale Hirnfunktion in Abhängigkeit vom Erkrankungsstadium

Lüdecke, S.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Zündorf, G.; Triemer, A.; Schellong, J.; Felber, W.; Holthoff, V. A.

  • Poster
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Nervenheilkunde Kongress, Berlin, 27.-30.11.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Nervenarzt 73 (Suppl.1) (2002) S129

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5189
Publ.-Id: 5189


Zerebrale Korrelate psychischer Symptome bei der frühen Demenz vom Alzheimertyp

Spirling, S.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Lüdecke, S.; Schellong, J.; Felber, W.; Holthoff, V. A.

  • Poster
    Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie und Nervenheilkunde, Berlin, 27.-30.11.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Nervenarzt 73(Suppl.1) (2002) S128

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5188
Publ.-Id: 5188


Sarkoidose fünf Jahre nach Morbus Hodgkin

Bickhardt, J.; Gronke, K.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Aßmann, M.; Rolle, A.; Matthiesen, A. S.

  • Poster
    43. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie 2002 in Bochum
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Pneumologie 56 (2002) 104

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5187
Publ.-Id: 5187


Glukosestoffwechsel, Intratumoraler pO2 und Tumorperfusion bei inoperablen Kopf-Hals-Tumoren vor Strahlentherapie

Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Appold, S.; Kittner, T.; Hietschold, V.; Baumann, M.

Ziel/Aim: Prospektive Erfassung von Daten zur Charakterisierung des intratumoralen Mikromilieus mittels FDG-PET, interstitieller Messung des Sauerstoffpartialdruckes und MRT-Untersuchung der Tumorperfusion vor radikaler Radio- bzw. Radiochemotherapie und Evaluierung der prognostischen Wertigkeit der Parameter.

Methodik/Methods: 14 Patienten mit inoperablen Kopf-Hals-Tumoren (UICC Stadium IV) wurden untersucht. Der intratumorale p02-Gehalt wurde mit einer Eppendorf-Sonde polarographisch gemessen. Die Tumorperfusionsmessung wurde im MRT (1.5 T Siemens Vision mit Kopf-Hals-Spule) durch den gemessenen Signalverlust bei Kontrastmittel-Bolus-Passage ermittelt. Ferner wurden die Tumorvolumina im MRT bestimmt. Als Maß des Glukosestoffwechsels wurde der mittlere Standard uptake value (SUVmean) der Tumorregion im FDG-PET bestimmt (300 MBq 18F-FDG i.v., ECAT EXACT HR+, Siemens/CTI).

Ergebnisse/Results: Die Tumorvolumina reichten von 14 bis 220 cm3 (median 74 cm3). Die SUVmean betrugen im Median 9,7 und waren bis auf in einem Turnor deutlich erhöht (range 2,9 -12,0). Die medianen pO2-Werte der individuellen Tumoren zeigten eine weite Variabilität (range 0,1 - 33,1 mm Hg), der Median der Gruppe betrug 7,5 mm Hg. Korrelationsanalysen ergaben R2-Werten von 0,25 für Tumorvolumen versus pO2, 0,15 für SUVmean versus pO2, 0,13 für Perfusion versus pO2, 0,06 für SUVmean versus Tumorvolumen und 0,03 für Perfusion versus Tumorvolumen.

Schlussfolgerungen/Consequences: Die nicht vorhandenen bzw. sehr schwachen Korrelationen zwischen den gemessenen Parametern deuten an, dass mit den unterschiedlichen Messmethoden verschiedene Charakteristika des Tumormikromilieus erfasst werden und dass diese sich daher evtl. prognostisch ergänzen könnten. Die nur sehr schwache Korrelation zwischen Glukoseaufnahme und interstitiell gemessenem pO2 des Tumors weist darauf hin, dass neben anaerober Glykolyse weitere Faktoren die Zuckeraufnahme des Tumors beeinflussen. Derzeit werden weitere Patienten in diese Untersuchung aufgenommen und das Follow-up ergänzt, um die prognostische Relevanz der verschiedenen Messergebnisse, ggf. auch in Kombination, auf die Tumorkontrolle nach Strahlentherapie zu prüfen.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    40. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nuklearmedizin, Freiburg, 10.-13.04.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Nuklearmedizin 41 (2002) V173

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5186
Publ.-Id: 5186


Properties and planned use of the intense THz radiation from ELBE at Dresden-Rossendorf

Fahmy, K.; Furlinski, G.; Gippner, P.; Grosse, E.; Seidel, W.; Sczepan, M.; Wohlfahrt, D.; Wolf, A.; Wünsch, R.

The radiation source ELBE at Dresden Rossendorf is centered around a superconducting ELectron accelerator of high Brilliance and low Emittance (ELBE) which produces electron beams up to 40 MeV. This new facility delivers secondary radiation of different kinds. Special emphasis will be given to the production of intense THz radiation form its Free-Electron Lasers (FEL). This radiation will be used for various research activities including the life sciences. Two additional femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser systems allow to exploit different methods of THz generation for such investigations

Keywords: THz-radiation; free-electron laser; dynamics in biomolecules; IR-beam diagnostic

  • Journal of Biological Physics 29:303 -307, 2003
  • Poster
    THz-Bridge Workshop, 29.09.-01.10.2002, Capri, Italy

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5185
Publ.-Id: 5185


In-medium spectral change of omega meson as a probe of QCD four-quark condensate

Zschocke, S.; Pavlenko, O. P.; Kämpfer, B.

Within QCD sum rules at finite baryon density we show the crucial role of four-quark condensates, such as ‹(overline{q} γμλaq)2n, for the in-medium modification of the ωmeson spectral function. In particular, such a global property as the sign of the in-medium omega meson mass shift is found to be governed by a parameter which describes the strength of the density dependence of the four-quark condensate beyond mean-field approximation.
To study self-consistently the broadening of the omega meson resonance we employ a hadron spectral function based on the omega meson propagator delivered by a effective chiral Lagrangian. Measurements of the ωmeson spectral change in heavy-ion collisions with the HADES detector can reveal the yet unknown density dependence of the four-quark condensate.

Keywords: in-medium properties of hadrons; QCD sum rules; spectral function

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THz radiation from free electron lasers and its potential for cell and tissue studies

Grosse, E.

Free electron lasers (FELs) allow the generation of electromagnetic radiation (EM) in a wide field of frequencies (respectively wavelengths) throug the proper adjustment of energy of an electron beam and the field configuration of a magnetic undulator passed by this beam. Terahertz (THz) radiation covers the region of the electromagnetic spectrum between approximately 0.3 and 30 THz and thus can be considered a continuation of the optical spectrum beyond the far infrared (IR). The very interesting results obtained from various studies ot the interaction between IR radiation and biomolecules or tissue have stimulated increasing interest in the study of biological systems using THz radiation. This paper points out what role modern FELs can play in this research.

  • Phys, Med. Biol. 47 (2002) 3755-3760

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Simulation of relaxation processes in amorphous carbon films

Belov, A.; Jäger, H.-U.

The atomic mechanisms of relaxation processes in carbon films during ion beam deposition and post-deposition annealing are studied using the method of molecular-dynamics with a modified hydrocarbon potential of Brenner. Deposition of films was simulated for ion energies Eion =10-80 eV and for substrate temperatures Ts =100-900 K. Using a time-resolved analysis of atomic trajectories from the film deposition simulations, a short-term temperature-dependent relaxation stage (t~70-1000 fs), where the film formation is influenced by Ts , was identified. During this stage, depending on Ts , the carbon atoms at metastable four- or fivefold coordinated sites can relax into either three- or fourfold positions, giving rise to graphitic or tetrahedral (ta-C) amorphous carbon films, respectively. In agreement with experiment the simulations predict a sharp transition from ta-C to graphitic carbon as Ts exceeds a critical temperature Tc . Simulating post-deposition annealing, low-temperature structural relaxation of as-deposited ta-C was observed as evidenced by a reduction of potential energy and grown-in stress. The corresponding amorphous network rearrangements consist both in the sp3 -to-sp2 conversion and in the
sp2 -to-sp3 one. A nearly complete stress relief in ta-C with the sp3 content of ~80% and grown-in compressive stress of 11 GPa was simulated at an annealing temperature of ~1000 K.

Keywords: Ion beam deposition; structural relaxation; tetahedral amorphous carbon

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Annual Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society, Dresden, March 23-28, 2003

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Trapping of negative and positive charges in Ge+ ion implanted silicon dioxide layers subjected to high-field electron injection

Nazarov, A.; Gebel, T.; Rebohle, L.; Skorupa, W.; Osiyuk, I.; Lysenko, V.

Negative and positive charge trapping under constant current regime of high-field electron injection both from Al electrode and Si substrate in high-dose Ge+ ion implanted and then rapid thermal annealed thin-film dioxide has been studied. The negatively charged traps with >10-14 cm2, 1.8x10-15 cm2, 2x10-16 cm2 and 3x10-18 cm2 and generated positive charge with effective capture cross-section (5-7)x10-15 cm2 and 3.3x10-16 cm2 have been shown to be introduced into the oxide layer. A good correlation of the electron trap concentration with with a cross section of >10-14 cm2 and the concentration of the implanted Ge atoms, determined by RBS technique inside the oxide, have been observed. The decrease of Ge concentration within the oxide layer with increasing RTA duration have been associated with Ge atom outdiffision from the oxide at high-temperature annealing. The generated positive charge have been shown to be collected near the SiO2/Si interface during the high field electron injection, both from the Al and Si side. Correlation of the generated positive charge with the Ge atoms embedded in the SiO2/Si interface have been observed. The anode hole injection mechanism is suggested to be responsible for the observed generation of the positive charge.

Keywords: charge carrier trapping; nanocluster; germanium implantation; high-field electron injection; silicon based light emission; silicon dioxide layers

  • Journal Applied Physics 94 (7): 4440-4448 OCT 1 2003

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Intersubband Absorption Saturation in InGaAs-AlAsSb Quantum Wells

Gopal, A. V.; Yoshida, H.; Neogi, A.; Georgiev, N.; Mozume, T.; Simoyama, T.; Wada, O.; Ishikawa, H.

For realizing futuristic optical communications networks with greater than 100Gb/s transmission capability, highly efficient, ultra-fast all-optical devices are crucial at communication wavelengths (<2 mm). Such devices can be realized by making use of the large and fast intersubband transition (ISBT) non-linearity. However, for achieving ISBTs in the communication wavelength region, one requires a large conduction-band offset material. We reported the possibility of one of the crucial all-optical device, all-optical switch, based on ISBT absorption saturation, operating in the < 2 mm wavelength range using InGaAs-AlAsSb quantum well structures. The efficiency of such a device is defined in terms of the switching response time and the switching energy. While the relaxation time related to the switching response time can be estimated from a direct pump-probe measurement, estimation of the saturation intensity related to the switching energy is not that straightforward. In this work, we carry out a detailed study to estimate the saturation current in Sb-based quantum wells

Keywords: all-optical switch; antimony-based quantum wells; intersubband transitions; saturation intensity

  • IEEE Jornal of Quantum Electronics 38 (2002) 1515-1520

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Umweltgerechte Prozessführung und Zustandserkennung in Chemieanlagen: Teilvorhaben 1: Entwicklung und Validierung von Zustandserkennungswerkzeugen, Teilvorhaben2: Konzipierung und Erprobung des Zustandserkennungsverfahrens

Neumann, J.; Schwarze-Benning, K.; Wack, T.; Deerberg, G.; Schlüter, S.; Hessel, G.; Heidrich, J.; Hilpert, R.; Kryk, H.; Roth, M.; Schmitt, W.; Seiler, T.; Weiß, F.-P.

Nach dem heutigen Stand der Technik wird zur Produktion in Batch-Chemieanlagen der Anlagenstatus im Betrieb vom Anlagenbediener beurteilt. Dies setzt ein hohes Maß an Erfahrungen voraus. Dennoch kommt es zu Fehlproduktionen, die umweltrelevante Entsorgungs- und Nachbearbeitungsaufwände verursachen. Durch eine Zusammenführung aller verfügbaren Informationen und durch deren Verdichtung soll dem Bediener eine Unterstützung bei der Beurteilung des Prozessablaufes gegeben werden, so dass Fehlproduktionen frühzeitig erkannt und vermieden werden können.
Im Teilvorhaben 1 wurden verschiedene Methoden zur Zustandsüberwachung durch neuronale Netze hinsichtlich ihrer Anwendbarkeit anhand von Technikumsversuchen für eine homogene exotherme Veresterungsreaktion geprüft. Hier zeigte sich, dass sowohl die Zustandsbeurteilung als auch die Prognose mit neuronalen Netzen vielversprechende Ansätze liefern. Hierzu ist allerdings ein hohes Maß an Systemwissen in Vorverarbeitungsstufen zu integrieren.
Im Teilvorhaben 2 wurde ein Online-Monitoring-System (MoSys) entwickelt, das auf dimensionslosen Stoff- und Wärmebilanzen mit adaptiven Komponenten basiert. MoSys muss zuerst mit den Prozessdaten von normalen und unerwünschten Batch-Verläufen angelernt werden, die im Miniplant unter den Bedingungen des Industrieprozesses durchgeführt wurden. Die Adaption der Bilanzmodelle an die Zielanlage erfolgt durch zweischichtige Perceptron-Netze. Um eine vollständige Maßstabsübertragung zu gewährleisten, sollte MoSys mit Prozessdaten von mindestens einem normalen Batch-Verlauf in der Chemieanlage angepasst und validiert werden. MoSys wurde sowohl für eine homogene exotherme Veresterungsreaktion als auch für einen komplexen heterogenen exothermen Hydrierprozess konzipiert. Experimentelle Tests wurden für die Veresterung in einer Pilotanlage und für die Hydrierung in einer industriellen Chemieanlage durchgeführt.
Zur Industrieerprobung wurde MoSys in ein Batch-Informations-Management-System (BIMS) integriert, das auch entwickelt und in das Prozessleitsystem (PLS) einer Mehrzweckanlage im Feinchemie-Werk Radebeul (Degussa AG) implementiert wurde. Dadurch konnten die MoSys-Ausgaben simultan mit wichtigen Prozesssignalen auf den Terminals des PLS visualisiert werden. Zum Beispiel werden der Hydrierungsfortschritt, das vorhergesagte Reaktionsende und die Konzentrationsverläufe des Edukts, Zwischenprodukts und Produkts auf den Terminals der Operatorstationen angezeigt. Wenn unerwünschte Betriebszustände auftreten, wird das Bedienungspersonal frühzeitig alarmiert und Empfehlungen für Gegenmaßnahmen, die nur vom Operator ausgeführt werden dürfen, werden auf den Terminals angezeigt. Die Leistungsfähigkeit von MoSys/BIMS konnte während zweier Hydrierungs-Produktionskampagnen nachgewiesen werden.

  • Contribution to WWW
    Deutsche Forschungsberichte, UB/TIB Hannover, Elektronische Bibliothek, www.tip.uni-hannover.de, Report 01RV9801 (2002)S. 1-95; www.tip.uni-hannover.de, Report 01RV9802 (2002) S. 1-137

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Channeling doping profiles studies for small incident angle implantation into silicon wafers

Guo, B. N.; Variam, N.; Jeong, U.; Mehta, S.; Posselt, M.; Lebedev, A.

Traditional dechanneling dopant profiles in the silicon crystal wafers have been achieved by tilting the wafer away the incident beam. As feature sizes of device shrink, the advantages for channeled doping profiles for implants with small
or near zero degree incident angles are being recognized. For example, high-energy CMOS well spacing limitations caused by shadowing and encroachment of the ion beam by photoresist mask can be avoided for near zero degree incident implants. Accurate models of channeled profiles are essential to predict the device performance more important. This paper will discuss the factors important for channeled dopant profiles, such as the acceptance angle, dopant species, energy, incident angle, dose and damage accumulation in the crystal based on SIMS and Crystal-TRIM simulation results. In addition, the control requirements on ion implantation parameters from a channeling perspective will also be discussed.

Keywords: ion implantation; channeling

  • Lecture (Conference)
    17th Int. Conf. on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry (CAARI 2002), Denton, USA, November 12-16, 2002
  • Contribution to proceedings
    AIP Conference Proceedings 680(2003) 658

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Konzipierung und Erprobung des Zustandserkennungsverfahrens - Bedienungsanleitung von BIMS/MoSys (im Anhang)

Hessel, G.; Heidrich, J.; Hilpert, R.; Kryk, H.; Roth, M.; Schmitt, W.; Seiler, T.; Weiß, F.-P.

Im internen Schlussbericht zum BMBF-Projekt 01RV9802/4 wird die Entwicklung des Online-Monitoring-System (MoSys) für homogene und heterogene exotherme chemische Reaktionen beschrieben. Zur Industrieerprobung wurde MoSys in ein neues Batch-Informations-Management-System (BIMS) integriert und in das Prozessleitsystem (PLS) einer Mehrzweckanlage im Feinchemie-Werk Radebeul (Degussa AG) implementiert. Die Betriebserfahrungen von zwei Hydrierungs-Produktionskampagnen werden vorgestellt.
Im Anhang ist eine Beschreibung der BIMS/MoSys-Bedienungsanleitung enthalten. Ferner sind die von BIMS/MoSys genutzten Daten und Informationen sowie ihre Tabellenstruktur in der BIMS-Datenbank zusammengestellt.

  • Other report
    Interner Schlussbericht zum BMBF-Fördervorhaben 01RV9802, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dezember 2002

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Hochdosis Si implantation in Diamant: Synthese von vergrabenen Siliziumkarbid-Nanokristallen

Weishart, H.; Heera, V.; Eichhorn, F.; Pecz, B.; Barna, A.; Wolfgang, S.

Aufgrund ihrer hervorragenden Eigenschaften, wie große Bandlücke, hohe thermische Leitfähigkeit und gesättigte Elektronendriftgeschwindigkeit, sind sowohl Siliziumkarbid als auch Diamant vielversprechende Halbleitermaterialien für elektronische Bauelemente, die unter extremen Bedingungen noch einwandfrei funktionieren sollen. Allerdings ist es bislang noch nicht gelungen, Diamant in zufrieden stellender Weise mit flachen Donatoren zu versehen. Im Gegensatz hierzu ist die p-Dotierung von Siliziumkarbid noch nicht befriedigend gelöst. Da aber sowohl p-leitender Diamant, als auch n-leitendes SiC sehr einfach zu realisieren sind, könnten Heterostrukturen aus diesen so dotierten Materialien erfolgversprechend sein.
Frühere Experimente haben gezeigt, dass eine Hochdosisimplantation von Si in Diamant zur Bildung von ß-SiC führen kann. In dieser Arbeit wurden die Leitfähigkeit und strukturellen Eigenschaften von Diamantproben untersucht, die mit Si-Dosen im Bereich von 3×1017 cm-2 bis 1×1018 cm-2 implantiert worden sind. Die Implantation erfolgte bei 900 °C, um die Schädigung der Diamantmatrix zu reduzieren. Der Einfluß des Implantationsschadens wurde anhand von Vergleichsproben studiert, die mit Argon implantiert wurden. Röntgenbeugung (XRD), IR Absorptionsspectrometrie, hochauflösende cross-sectional Transmissionselektronenmicroscopie (HRTEM) sowie Vierpunktmessungen in van der Pauw Geometrie dienten zur Charakterisierung der implantierten Diamanten.

Keywords: Diamant; SiC; Implantation; Heterostrukturen

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft

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On the production of fullerene-like carbon nitride thin films by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition

Gago, R.; Kolitsch, A.; Möller, W.

This communication addresses the production of carbon nitride thin films with fullerene-like structure (f-CNx), i.e. bent and cross-linked graphitic basal planes [1]. Normally, f-CNx thin films are produced by Magnetron Sputtering and a key parameter appears to be the use of low-energy ion bombardment (<100 eV) during the growth process [2]. The aim of the investigations is to obtain f-CNx by means of Ion Beam Assisted Deposition (IBAD), which will provide a better understanding of the growth process since the role of neutrals and ions can be studied separately. In order to reproduce the growth conditions of f-CNx, an IBAD device has been re-constructed, incorporating an End-Hall ion source to operate in the low-energy range (50-150 eV). Preliminary results on the deposition of our films will be shown.
1. H. Sjöstrom, et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 (1995) 1336.
2. L.Hultman, et al. Phys. Lett. 87 (2001) 225503.

  • Poster
    MRS Fall Meeting, 2-6 December 2002, Boston (USA)

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The 18F water target system - Useful improvements

Preusche, S.; Füchtner, F.; Roß, H.

  • Poster
    IBA - SCX PET Users Meeting (CYCLONE 18/9 10/5 User Community, 4th Workshop), Milan Italy, 24.-27.11.2002

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Procedure for rinsing the 18F water target with deionized water

Preusche, S.; Füchtner, F.; Roß, H.

  • Lecture (others)
    IBA - SCX PET Users Meeting (CYCLONE 18/9 10/5 User Community, 4th Workshop), Milan Italy, 24.-27.11.2002

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Six years experience in routine operation and maintenance of the Rossendorf CYCLONE 18/9 facility

Preusche, S.; Füchtner, F.; Roß, H.; Wüst, F.

Our six years experience in routine operation and maintenance of the Rossendorf CYCLONE 18/9 facility is given here along with improvements for a stable and reliable cyclotron operation.

  • Contribution to proceedings
    IBA - SCX PET Users Meeting (CYCLONE 18/9 10/5 User Community, 4th Workshop), Milan Italy, 24.-27.11.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5171


Partial Oxidation of Implanted Si by Humidity Penetrated into Damaged SiO2 Substrates

Müller, T.; Heinig, K.-H.; Schmidt, B.

[no abstract available]

  • Lecture (others)
    Project Meeting, EU Growth Project "Nanoparticules for Electronics" (NEON), Toulouse, 3-6 December, 2002

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Quasi-particle model for deconfined matter

Kämpfer, B.; Peshier, A.; Soff, G.

Our quasi-particle model for deconfined matter near T_c is reviewed. The extrapolation of lattice QCD data to finite baryo-chemical is discussed. Determined by the chiral transition temperature T_c, the resulting equation of state of neutral and $\beta$ stable deconfined matter is soft and limits size and mass of pure quark stars.

Keywords: deconfinement; quark-gluon plasma; therodynamics; quark stars

  • Contribution to external collection
    arXiv:hep-ph/0212179

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Publ.-Id: 5169


Molecular and spetroscopic characterization of uranium complexes formed bei different bacteria isolated form uranium mining wastes

Merroun, M.; Hennig, C.; Rossberg, A.; Geipel, G.; Reich, T.; Nicolai, R.; Heise, K. H.; Selenska-Pobell, S.

Microorganisms have a potential to affect mobility and overall environmental behaviour of heavy metals and radionuclides through solubility and speciation changes, biosorption, bioaccumulation or other bio-transformations. In this study we used a combination of Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy, Infrared (IR) spectroscopy and Time Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (TRLFS) to characterize the uranium complexes formed by different bacterial strains such as Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans D2, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia JG-2, Bacillus sphaericus JG-A12 which were isolated from uranium mining wastes. In addition several reference strains namely Pseudomonas stutzeri ATCC 17588; 55595 and Pseudomonas migulae CIP 105470 which were demonstrated to be relevant to the bacterial populations in the uranium wastes were studied as well. The EXAFS analysis demonstrated that in the case of B. sphaericus JG-A12, the U(VI) is coordinated to carboxyl groups in a bidentate fashion with an average distance between the U atom and the C atom of 2.91 ± 0.02 Å and to phosphate groups in a monodentate fashion with an average distance between the U atom and the P atom of 3.59 ± 0.02 Å. In the case of the other bacteria, only phosphate groups are implicated in the complexation of uranium in a monodentate mode, with an average distance between the U atom and the P atom of 3.63 ± 0.02 Å. These results are consistent with those found by Infrared measurements. The latter demonstrates the complementary role which EXAFS spectroscopy can play in determining of metal distribution behaviour in the environment. In addition, we applied TRLFS in order to determine the energy and the shape of the emission bands and the fluorescence lifetime of the uranium complexes formed by the different bacterial biomass studied in this work.

  • Contribution to proceedings
    Int. Workshop on Biogeochemical Controls.., Ascona, 2.-7.3.2003

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X-ray absorption spectroscopy characterization of uranium (VI) complexes formed by Bacillus sphaericus JG-A12 and NCTC 9602 and their recrystalized S-layers

Merroun, M.; Raff, J.; Hennig, C.; Rossberg, A.; Reich, T.; Selenska-Pobell, S.

Mohamed Merroun1, Johannes Raff1, Christoph Hennig1, Andre Rossberg1, Tobias Reich2 and Sonja Selenska-Pobell1
1Institute of Radiochemistry, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf,D-01314 Dresden, Germany, 2Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Institut für Kernchemie, Mainz, Germany
Microorganisms have a potential to affect mobility and overall environmental behaviour of heavy metals and radionuclides via bio-transformations such as oxidation and reduction which can change metal's speciation and solubility and also via different biosorption, bioaccumulation, and biomineralisation processes. In this study Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy was used to determine the structural parameters of the uranium complexes formed by vegetative cells of B. sphaericus JG-A12 which was recovered from a uranium mining waste pile and it's genomic analogue, B. sphaericus NTCC 9602. The complexation of uranium (VI) by the purified and recrystalized S-layers of these two strains was studied as well. The EXAFS analysis demonstrated that in all cases studied the U(VI) was coordinated to carboxyl groups in a bidentate fashion with an average distance between the U atom and the C atom of 2.91 ± 0.02 Å and to phosphate groups in a monodentate fashion with an average distance between the U atom and the P atom of 3.59 ± 0.02 Å. By using ICP-MS, "Stain-all" analysis and colourimetric methods it was demonstrated that the S-layers of B. sphaericus NCTC 9602 and B. sphaericus JG-A12 are phosphorylated. The latter explains the atomic structures of the U-complexes formed at the surfaces of the strains.
Interestingly, the uranium complexes formed by both the bacterial cells and the purified S-layer proteins possess the same structural parameters. These results indicate that the S-layers play the main role in the binding of this radionuclide and that they are acting as a protective barrier against it in the polluted environments.

  • Poster
    VAAM 23.-26.3.2003, Berlin

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Tagging the p n -> d phi reaction by backward protons in p d -> d phi p_{sp} processes

Kaptari, L. P.; Kämpfer, B.; Semikh, S. S.

The reaction p d -> d phi p_{sp} is studied within the Bethe-Salpeter formalism. Under special kinematical conditions (slow backward spectator proton p_{sp} and fast forward deuteron) relevant for forthcoming experiments at COSY, the cross section and a set of polarization observables factorize in the contribution of the pure subprocess p n -> d phi and a contribution stemming from deuteron quantities and kinematical factors. This provides a theoretical basis for studying threshold-near processes at quasi-free neutrons.

Keywords: meson production; deuteron

  • nucl-th 0212066 2003
  • Journal of Physics G 30(2004)9, 1115-1126

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Modifizierbare Tc(III)/Re(III) Gemischtligandkomplexe zur Kopplung an Biomoleküle

Pietzsch, H.-J.

  • Lecture (others)
    10. Arbeitstreffen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radiochemie / Radiopharmazie, Wien, 12.-14.09.2002

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Erste Ergebnisse zu 18F-Molekülen mittels Komplexierungsreaktion

Noll, B.; Noll, S.; Wester, H.-J.

  • Lecture (others)
    10. Arbeitstreffen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radiochemie / Radiopharmazie, Wien, 12.-14.09.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5162


Sonogashira Reaktion mit 4-[18F]Fluoriodbenzol: eine neue Methode zur C-C Bindungsknüpfung in der 18F-Chemie

Knieß, T.

  • Lecture (others)
    10. Arbeitstreffen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radiochemie / Radiopharmazie, Wien, 12.-14.09.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5161


Synthese von 4-[18F]Fluormethyl-2-Chlor-Phenylisothiocyanat: eine neue prosthetische Gruppe zur Kopplung an Aminogruppen

Müller, M.

  • Lecture (others)
    10. Arbeitstreffen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Radiochemie / Radiopharmazie, Wien, 12.-14.09.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5160


Homocystein: Von der Spezialanalyse zum Routineparameter

Pietzsch, J.

  • Bioforum 9 (2002) 577-580

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Publ.-Id: 5159


Protective effects of native but not oxidized HDL against proinflammatory respiratory burst activities of polymorphonuclear leukocytes induced by hypochlorite-oxidized LDL

Kopprasch, S.; Pietzsch, J.; Gräßler, J.

  • Book (Authorship)
    In: Van Dyke, K.; Van Dyke, C.; Woodfork, K. (Ed.) Luminescence biotechnology: instruments and applications. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, 345-364

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Publ.-Id: 5158


Local velocity measurements in lead-bismuth and sodium flows using the Ultrasound Doppler Velocimetry

Eckert, S.; Gerbeth, G.

Design and optimisation of the thermal hydraulics of liquid metal reactor systems is strongly based on numerical simulations of the related fluid flow and heat & mass transfer processes. Whereas these numerical simulations are essentially based on local flow phenomena (small-scale vortices, turbulence or sub-grid scale modeling), experimental results are often limited to integral flow rates or local related data like temperature or pressure. Local velocity measurements would be highly desirable but are mostly lacking due to the very limited possibilities for velocity measurements in liquid metals.

During the last decades the Ultrasound Doppler Velocimetry (UDV) became a very powerful tool to measure the velocity structure of liquid flows. Because of the ability to work in opaque fluids and to deliver complete velocity profiles in real time it becomes very attractive for liquid metal applications. In addition, it can principally operate through the channel wall though a direct contact to the melt reduces ultrasonic losses. However, in case of hot metallic melts the user is confronted with a number of specific problems: First of all, the application of the ultrasonic transducers is usually restricted to maximum temperatures of 150°C. The transmission of a sufficient amount of ultrasonic energy from the transducer to the fluid has to be guaranteed. Here, the acoustic coupling and the wetting conditions have to be considered as important issues. Moreover, the flow has to be seeded with reflecting particles to obtain Doppler signals from the fluid.

The feasibility of velocity profile measurements by UDV has already been demonstrated for low temperature liquid metals like mercury [1] and gallium [2]. We report on first successful measurements in liquid sodium at 150°C [3]. We will present mean profiles of a flow in a rectangular duct exposed to an external, transverse magnetic field. To demonstrate the capability of UDV the transformation of the well-known turbulent, piston-like profile to an M-shaped velocity profile for growing magnetic field strength was observed. The significance of artefacts such as caused by the existence of reflecting interfaces in the measuring domain will be discussed. In the sodium case, the measurements were performed through the channel wall.

An integrated ultrasonic sensor with acoustic wave-guide has been developed to overcome the limitation of ultrasonic transducers to temperatures lower than 200°C. This sensor can presently be applied at maximum temperatures up to 800°C. Stable and robust measurements have been performed in various PbBi flows in our laboratory at FZR as well as at the THESYS loop of the KALLA laboratory of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK). We will present experimental results obtained in a PbBi bubbly flow at 250...300°C. Argon bubbles were injected through a single orifice in a cylindrical container filled with stagnant PbBi. Velocity profiles were measured in the bubble plume. Mean values of the liquid as well as the bubble velocity were extracted from the data and will be presented as function of the gas flow rate. At the THESYS loop of FZK stable velocity profils have been measured in a round tube of diameter 60mm during a period of about 72 hours at temperatures between 180°C and 350°C. Velocity profiles have been obtained at different temperatures for variations of the liquid flow rate. In the PbBi case, the acoustic wave-guide was always in direct contact to the melt. In addition, some results of UDV velocity measurements with a wave-guide in a CuSn alloy of about 620°C and in an Al melt of about 750°C will be presented.

  • Contribution to external collection
    NURETH-10 in Seoul (Korea), 05.-09.10.2003, Paper K00201

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Publ.-Id: 5157


Vererbung des Metabolischen Syndroms

Julius, U.; Schwanebeck, U.; Böhmer, G.; Metzler, W.; Fücker, J.; Pietzsch, J.

  • Poster
    37. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft, Dresden, 09.-11.05.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Diabetes und Stoffwechsel 11 (2002) S130

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Publ.-Id: 5156


Intravasaler Lipidtransfer bei gestörter Glukosetoleranz (IGT)

Kirschner, E.; Pietzsch, J.; Julius, U.

  • Poster
    37. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Diabetes-Gesellschaft, Dresden, 08.-11.05.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Diabetes und Stoffwechsel 11 (2002) S92

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Hyperon--Nucleon Bound States and Electroproduction of Strangeness on 3,4He

Dohrmann, F.; Abbott, D.; Ahmidouch, A.; Ambrozewicz, P.; Armstrong, C. S.; Arrington, J.; Asaturyan, R.; Assamagan, K.; Avery, S.; Bailey, K.; Baker, O. K.; Beedoe, S.; Bitao, H.; Breuer, H.; Brown, D. S.; Carlini, R.; Cha, J.; Chant, N.; Christy, E.; Cochran, A.; Cole, L.; Collins, G.; Cothran, C.; Crowder, J.; Cummings, W. J.; Danagoulian, S.; Duncan, F.; Dunne, J.; Dutta, D.; Eden, T.; Elaasar, M.; Ent, R.; Ewell, L.; Fenker, H.; Fortune, H. T.; Fujii, Y.; Gan, L.; Gao, H.; Garrow, K.; Geesaman, D. F.; Gueye, P.; Gustafsson, K.; Hafidi, K.; Hansen, J. O.; Hinton, W.; Jackson, H. E.; Juengst, H.; Keppel, C.; Klein, A.; Koltenuk, D.; Liang, Y.; Liu, J. H.; Lung, A.; Mack, D.; Madey, R.; Markowitz, P.; Martoff, C. J.; Meekins, D.; Mitchell, J.; Miyoshi, T.; Mkrtchyan, H.; Mohring, R.; Mtingwa, S. K.; Mueller, B.; O'Neill, T. J.; Niculescu, G.; Niculescu, I.; Potterveld, D. H.; Price, J. W.; Raue, B. A.; Reimer, P. E.; Reinhold, J.; Roche, J.; Roos, P.; Sarsour, M.; Sato, Y.; Savage, G.; Sawafta, R.; Segel, R. E.; Semenov, A. Y.; Stepanyan, S.; Tadevosian, V.; Tajima, S.; Tang, L.; Terburg, B.; Uzzle, A.; Wood, S.; Yamaguchi, H.; Yan-1, C.; Yan-2, C.; Yuan, L.; Zeier, M.; Zeidman, B.; Zihlmann, B.

The A(e,e'K+)YX reaction has been investigated in Hall C at Jefferson Lab. Data were taken for Q2 approx 0.35 and 0.5 GeV2 at a beam energy of 3.245 GeV for 3He,4He. The missing mass spectra are fitted with Monte Carlo simulations including Lambda, Sigma0, Sigma- hyperon production. Models for quasifree production are compared to the data, excess yields close to threshold are attributed to FSI. Evidence for Lambda-hypernuclear bound states is seen for 3,4He targets.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 50(2003) 587-589, "Proceedings of the International School on Nuclear Physics, 24th Course, Erice, Sicily September 2002
  • Contribution to external collection
    Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics 50(2003) 587-589, "Proceedings of the International School on Nuclear Physics, 24th Course, Erice, Sicily September 2002

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Die Homozygotie der Pro12Ala-Variante des Peroxisomenproliferator-Aktivierten Rezeptors Gamma-2 (PPAR-Gamma -2) ist mit erhöhten Proinsulinwerten und einer gesteigerten Insulinresistenz assoziert: Daten der FAMES-Studie

Fischer, S.; Pihlajamäki, J.; Fuecker, K.; Hanefeld, M.; Laakso, M.; Julius, U.; Pietzsch, J.

  • Poster
    37. Jahrestagung der Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft, Dresden, 08.-11.05.2002
  • Abstract in refereed journal
    Diabetes und Stoffwechsel 11 (2002) S28

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Investigation of Marangoni convection in monotectic melts by resistance measurements

Neumann, H.; Plevachuk, Y.; Allenstein, F.

Electrical resistance of monotectic melts strongly depends on the state of phase separation. The gravity driven sedimentation leads to an arrangement of the lighter phase above the heavier one,. Because resistance of both phases are different, the state of demixing can be determined by the overall melt resistance using the four-probe-method. Resistance of hypermonotectic Zn-Pb liquid alloys has been measured in a wide temperature range between 820°C and a monotectic line and its dependence on different parameters has been discussed. The results are compared with theoretical predictions. It was shown that the electrical resistance of the demixed melt changed if transport processes (Marangoni convection) took place under microgravity conitions. The measuring arrangement used in the microgravity experiment on Zn-Pb melts during the flight of TEXUS 39 is presented.

Keywords: monotectic alloys; electrical conductivity; Manangoni convection; phase separation; microgravity

  • Materials Science & Engineering A361 (2003) 155-164

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Motion of a Nd-Fe-B melt in levitated or float-zone operated samples and its control

Gerbeth, G.; Priede, J.; Shatrov, V.; Hermann, R.; Filip, O.

The microstructure of Nd-Fe-B alloys changes if the convection in the melt varies. A controlled influence on the melt flow is possible via magnetic fields or sample rotations. The experimental techniques behind are the electromagnetic levitation, mechanical sample rotations and a specially designed float-zone arrangement. We present theoretical/numerical results for the melt convection in those configurations. The melt flow in a levitated droplet is studied under the additional effect of a global sample rotation which may lead to a strong suppression of internal motions. A specially designed two-phase stirrer offers a strong influence on the melt flow in the float-zone facility.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    DPG-Tagung Dresden, 24.-28.03.2003, Symposium "Phasenumwandlungen in Schmelzen"

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Microstructure of Nd-Fe-B alloys influenced by the melt hydrodynamics

Hermann, R.; Filip, O.; Gerbeth, G.; Priede, J.

The solidification process and the resulting microstructure of Nd-Fe-B alloys in consideration of melt convection has been investigated using the electromagnetic levitation technique, forced rotation experiments and the application of alternating magnetic fields. The electromagnetic levitation technique, which allows the in-situ measurement of the solidification kinetics containerlessly, has been used in order to investigate the influence of the internal melt motion on the microstructure formation of Nd-Fe-B alloys, mainly with respect to the volume fraction and grain size of the a-Fe phase. Moreover, experiments where specially sealed samples were subjected to a well-defined forced rotation have been carried out. The determination of the a-Fe volume fraction by measuring the magnetic moment in a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) resulted in a distinct reduction of the a-Fe volume fraction in samples with strong rotation. The influence of the cooling rate and the undercooling level on the microstructure formation and phase distribution has been investigated as well. Furthermore, a new category of experiment has been started where a tailored magnetic field was applied in order to study the microstructure evolution due to an enhancement or suppression of the melt convection by additional alternating magnetic fields.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    DPG-Tagung Dresden, 24.-28.03.2003, Symposium "Phasenumwandlungen in Schmelzen"

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Experimental and theoretical investigations of flashing induced instabilities at the CIRCUS test facility

Manera, A.; Schäfer, F.

The CIRCUS test facility (CIRCUlation during Startup) has been built to study the start-up phase of a natural-circulation BWR. During the start-up so called flashing-induced instabilities can arise. This paper gives an overview about experimental results and the physics of the instabilities. The thermo-hydraulic code ATHLET is used to investigate the dynamic bevavior of the test facility.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, May 20-22, 2003, Berlin, Germany, Proceedings, P. 89-92
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, May 20-22, 2003, Berlin, Germany, Proceedings, P. 89-92

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Fundamental properties of erbium-ions-producing liquid metal alloy ion sources

Bischoff, L.; Mair, G.; Aidinis, C. J.; Ganetsos, T.

We describe the electric characteristics and mass spectra of two liquid metal alloy ion sources;namely Er70Fe22Cr3Ni5 and Er69Ni31.Erbium ions are of great interest for optoelectronic applications.For the first time in the literature the energy spread of triply charged ions (Er 3+ ) is reported.

Keywords: Erbium; Liquid Metal Alloy Ion Source; Energy spread; Mass Spectra

  • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 197 (2002) 282-287

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Metalloradiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine

Spies, H.

Radiopharmaceuticals are drugs containing a radionuclide and are used routinely in nuclear medicine for the diagnosis or therapy of various diseases. They are mostly small organic or inorganic compounds, but can also be macromolecules such as monoclonal antibodies or their fragments labeled with a radionuclide. Those agents whose biodistribution is determined by biological interaction, e. g. receptor binding, are termed target-specific radiopharmaceuticals.

For diagnostic imaging agents, technetium-99m is frequently the radionuclide of choice because it has optimal nuclide properties (half-life of 6h and appropriate Gamma-energy of 140 keV). The inconvenience of purchasing a short-lived radionuclide was overcome by the development of the 99Mo/99mTc generator, which is based on transient equilibrium between the parent radionuclide 99Mo (66h half-life) and the daughter radionuclide 99mTc (6h half-life). The generator makes this radionuclide both routinely available and economical. Finally, the 99mTc-radiopharmaceutical can easily be prepared in the clinic by means of prefabricated kits. So it is no surprise that more than 90% of routine in vivo imaging is performed with technetium-99m [1,2].

Table 1. Metal nuclides for diagnostic or therapeutic application

Beside technetium, many other radiometals have been or are being investigated for their uses in nuclear medicine [3]. This comprises not only radiometal-labeled agents used in gamma scintigraphy and positron emission tomography (PET), but also beta and alpha emitters for radionuclide therapy [4] (Table 1).
The development of effective metalloradiopharmaceuticals is a complex task which is not simply accomplished by attaching a radionuclide to a nonradiolabeled targeting vector (Fig.1).

Fig.1. Schematic representation of the bifunctional approach as a strategy of radiopharmaceutical design

Because of the unphysiological nature of the radiometal, the structure of the biomolecule where the chelate is appended, will be altered and the biodistribution will change drastically. The search for metalloradiopharmaceuticals involves therefore chelate systems that stable bind the radiometal, and, since it will be directly involved in optimizing the biochemical properties of the radiopharmaceutical, it has to be compatible in structure and physicochemical properties. In recent years, new chelate systems have been developed (Fig.2) for binding technetium (as well its congener rhenium) at oxidation states V, III, and I involving metallnitrido cores (1) [5], mixed-ligand complexes (2) [6] and metal-tricarbonyl derived complexes (3) [7,8].

  • Invited lecture (Conferences)
    10th Conference International Isotope Society, European Division, Bad Soden, 06.-07.06.2002

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New '3+1' Tc(V) oxocomplexes containing a tridentate H2PNS ligand and different monodentate ligands for the 5HT1A receptor

Fernandes, C.; Correia, J. D. G.; Santos, I.; Spies, H.; Seifert, S.

The stability of the complexes of '3+1' type depends not only on the nature of the tridentate ligand but also on the nature of monodentate co-ligand.[1,2] The recently introduced (tri)bidentate heterofunctionalized phosphines, (H2PNX; X=O,S), which are quite versatile in terms of charge and denticity towards the [M=O]3+ core, form '3+1' mixed-ligand complexes with different thiolated monodentate co-ligands.[3,4] These complexes show different in vitro stabilities, confirming the importance of the nature of the donor atoms on the stability. Using the H2PNS ligand and a thiolated arylpiperazine derivative we succeeded on the preparation of the stable '3+1' oxocomplex [M(O)(eta3- PNS)(SCH2CH2NHCH2CH2CH2(2-MeOPhpip))] (M = Re, 99mTc). In spite of its high stability, the complex showed low affinity for the 5HT1A receptor (120 nM ± ).[5]
These results prompted us to introduce some chemical modifications in the monodentate co-ligand, in order to increase the affinity and selectivity to the receptor. So, herein we report on the synthesis and characterization of the new thiolated arylpiperazine derivatives and on the preparation of the corresponding '3+1' oxocomplexes at the macroscopic and at the n.c.a. level (80-95% yield). The 99mTc-complexes obtained were identified by comparing their radioactive HPLC profiles with those of the analogous Re complexes. After purification by semi-preparative HPLC, the radiochemical purity of the complexes is higher than 95%.
The stability of the purified 99mTc-complexes was studied in saline, 0.01M PBS (pH 7.4) at 37ºC, and all of the complexes revealed stable. No significant exchange with glutathione (1mM and 10mM solutions, 37ºC) was observed.
In order to determine the effect of the chemical modifications introduced in the monodentate ligand, binding affinities and specificities for the 5HT1A receptor have still to be evaluated.

Acknowledgements: This work is being supported by the COST Action B12.

References
[1] Syhre, R.; Seifert, S.; Spies, H.; Gupta, A.; Johannsen, B.; Eur. J. Nucl. Med. 1998, 25:793.
[2] Seifert S. et al Radioch. Acta, in press.
[3] Correia, J. D. G.; Domingos, A.; Santos, I.; Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2000, 7:1523.
[4] Correia, J. D. G.; Domingos, A.; Paulo, A.; Santos, I.; J. Chem. Soc. , Dalton Trans. 2000, 14: 2477.
[5] Fernandes, C.; Correia, J. D. G.; Gano, L.; Santos, I.; Seifert, S.; Syhre, R.; Spies, H.; J. Labelled Cpd. Radiopharm. 2001, 44, Suppl. 1, S518.

  • Poster
    Conference on Advances and Perspectives in Radiotracer Development, Rossendorf, 07.-08.03.2002

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A new approach for a 11C-C bond formation: Synthesis of 17alpha-(3'-[11C]Prop-1-ynyl)-3-methoxy-3,17beta-estradiol

Wüst, F.; Zessin, J.

Introduction
To expand the scope of 11C-labelled compounds, novel 11C-C bond forming reactions gain more and more attention [1]. The versatile availability of [11C]methyl iodide makes this labelling precursor favourable in several transition-metal mediated cross-coupling reactions. In this contex, technically simple, high-yielding and functional group tolerating reactions are of particular interest. The Sonogashira copper-palladium catalysed coupling of terminal alkynes with aromatic and vinylic halides [2] represents such a reaction. To the best of our knowledge, the Sonogashira-reaction has not yet been employed in 11C-chemistry. Herein, we describe a modified Sonogashira-like reaction [3] for labelling the terminal alkyne group of the potent contraceptive steroid mestranol 1 with [11C]methyl iodide.

Results and Discussion
The classical conditions of the Sonogashira reaction (Pd0, CuI and TEA or DIPA as thebase) can not be employed for 11C-labelling with [11C]methyl iodide due to the rapid quaternization the amine base. Therefore, we tested alternative catalyst/base combinations. By using tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)-palladium(0) (TTPP), copper(I) iodide, and 1,8-bis(dimethylamino)naphthalene as a non-nucleophilic base, about 5% of [11C]methyl iodide was converted into [11C]2. Similar results were obtained using the catalyst TTPP and silver oxide as the base. However, in the reaction of 1 with tris-(dibenzylidineacetone)-dipalladium(0), triphenylarsine, and tetrabutylammonium fluoride, 42-53% of [11C]MeI was converted into [11C]2

Scheme 1: 11C-labelling of steroid 1

Conclusion
We developed a new method for a 11C-C bond formation employing the cross-coupling of terminal alkynes with [11C]methyl iodide via a Sonogashira-like reaction in sufficient radiochemical yields.

References
[1] B. Långström et al. Acta Chem. Scand. 53 (1999) 651-669.
[2] K. Sonogashira et al. Tetrahedron Lett. (1974) 4467-4470.

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    Conference on Advances and Perspectives in Radiotracer Development, Rossendorf, 07.-08.03.2002

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Cytosine deaminase as an enzyme for monitoring suicide gene therapy

Grote, M.; Gupta, A.; Noll, S.; Knieß, T.; Noll, B.; Johannsen, B.; Schackert, H. K.

Introduction
Besides the herpes simplex virus type-1 thymidine kinase (HSV-1 TK), cytosine deaminase (CD) presents another system for gene therapy. CD catalyses the hydrolytic deamination of cytosine to form uracil. Its lack in mammalian cells and the ability to convert 5-fluorocytosine to the cell-toxic 5-fluorouracil makes it suitable for use in several gene therapy protocols [1,2]. An appropriate radiolabelled cytosine derivative would make it possible to monitor gene expression with positron emission tomography (PET), providing a sufficient amount of the tracer is trapped in the tumor cells. For this purpose, several cytosine derivatives were tested.

Results
CD was obtained by over-expression and following purification from transformed E. coli bacteria in good yields. The specific activity and KM were determined using cytosine and 5-fluorocytosine. Some compounds (listed in table 1) were incubated in tris-buffer solution containing the isolated enzyme. Samples were taken and the rate of metabolites formation determined by HPLC.

For cytosine, the specific activity of 38 U/mg enzyme (one unit is the amount of enzyme catalysing the deamination of 1 µmol substrate per minute at 25°C) and a KM of 0.63 mM falls in the range of further data published [3,4]. For 5-fluorocytosine, the decrease in specific activity (2.1 U/mg protein) and the increase of KM (5.2 mM) of one dimension is also in good agreement with published data [1]. Additionally, it was shown that the CD tolerates some structural variations of its possible substrates. Beside substances which are varied at the 5-position (5-fluorocytosine, 5-methylcytosine), N-substituted derivatives like N-methylcytosine and N-hydroxycytosine are also accepted. This results offer a number of fluorine-18 labelled compounds as candidates for monitoring gene therapy.

Table 1
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Turnover to the corresponding product in % after
Compound............10 min.....30 min.....60 min
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Cytosine...............88.84......100..........100
5-Fluorocytosine......9.39.......22.42........28.61
5-Methylcytosine.....1.07.........5.94........10.25
N-Methylcytosine....1.47..........5.22.........8.53
N-Hydroxycytosine.20.11.......31.23........42.88

References
[1] Rowley, S. et al. J. Surgical Oncology 1996, 61, 42-48.
[2] Haberkorn, U. et. al. J. Nucl. Med. 1996, 37, 87-94.
[3] Ipata, P. L. Methods Enzymol. 1978, 51, 394-401.
[4] Balestreri, E. et al. Biochim Biophys Acta 1973, 315, 443-448.

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    Conference on Advances and Perspectives in Radiotracer Development, Rossendorf, 07.-08.03.2002

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Competitive reactions observed during the synthesis of 18F-labelled compounds intended for monitoring gene therapy

Grote, M.; Noll, S.; Noll, B.; Johannsen, B.

Introduction
For monitoring gene expression of the herpes simplex virus type-1 thymidine kinase (HSV-1 tk), several reporter probes such as acycloguanosine analogues labelled with fluorine-18 have been described [1]. Studying several methods for radiolabelling eligible precursors with the isotope fluorine-18, we noticed highly varying yields, depending on the precursor used. This is due to the occurrence of competitive reactions that reduce the labelling yields of the tracers.

Results
Conversion of the precursors 5 and 6 into [18F]FHPG 1 and [18F]FHBG 2, but also into the non-radioactive fluorine compounds, resulted in a much lower yield compared to the methylated derivatives 7 and 8.

The nucleophilic fluorination with Kryptofix K2.2.2 to prepare the labelled compounds 1-4 was performed according to [2,3]. The unreacted 18F was removed by purification with a silica gel cartridge eluted with CH2Cl2/MeOH 85:15. In splitting off the methoxytrityl protection groups by of aqueous HCl, the precursors behave different. With the acycloguanosines derivatives 1 and 3 bearing an oxygen in their side-chain a by-product was delivered. The carba-analogues 2 and 4 are stable under these conditions.

Non-radioactive fluorination of compounds 5 and 6 delivers a N1/O (from -OTs) bridged structure (characterized by 1H NMR, IR, MS and elemental analysis) as by-product in a yield of 20%. This concurrent reaction was also observed in the 18F-labelling experiments. Since the methyl group in the N1-position inhibits the cyclisation, 7 and 8 do not form such a by-product.
The splitting off the methoxytrityl protection groups by aqueous HCl is accompanied by decomposition. The two-phase system water-dichloromethane did not allow a satisfying control of the reaction temperature and in consequence, the acyclic side-chain of 1 and 3 was splitted off to result a by-product. These problems were overcome by using methanolic HCl as splitting agent. Its miscibility with CH2Cl2 allows a better reaction control, resulting in shorter reaction times and reducing the by-products.

References
[1] Wiebe, L. I. et al. Q. J. Nucl. Med. 1997, 41, 79-89.
[2] Alauddin, M. M. et al. Nucl. Med. Biol. 1998, 25, 175-180.
[3] Alauddin, M. M. et al. Nucl. Med. Biol. 1999, 26, 371-376.
[4] Shiue, G. G. et al. Nucl. Med. Biol. 2001, 28, 875-883.

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    Conference on Advances and Perspectives in Radiotracer Development, Rossendorf, 07.-08.03.2002

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Speciation of Uranium in Biologial Systems

Bernhard, G.

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  • Lecture (Conference)
    Center of Inovation and Excellence, Tokyo 27.08.2002

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Zur Umweltchemie des Urans

Bernhard, G.

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  • Lecture (others)
    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, INE, 04.11.2002

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Wohin mit dem Atommüll?

Bernhard, G.

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  • Lecture (others)
    Forschungszentrum Rossendorf 14.09.2002

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Uranium speciation in plants

Bernhard, G.

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  • Lecture (Conference)
    Konferenz University of Tokyo, 27.08.2002

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Development and Verification of a Reactor Dynamics Code for Molten Salt Reactors with Flowing Fuel

Krepel, J.; Grundmann, U.; Rohde, U.

The development of DYN3D-MSR code is described in the paper. This code is based on a three-dimensional code DYN3D for calculation of steady states and transients in light water reactors LWR, which was developed in FZR. The MSR modification of DYN3D code is designed to calculate steady states and transients of Molten Salt Reactors. The fuel of this reactor should be liquid in a form of molten salt mixture and should act also as a coolant. The thermal-hydraulic and neutron kinetic characteristic will differ from classical LWR. For the code development a MSR design with fuel floating in channels inside hexagonal graphite structure is considered. The first step of development is a 1D version, which is based on a numerical method for hexagonal fuel element geometry from original code and which includes new models describing fuel flow. DYN1D-MSR as the first step of 3D version development is already an effective tool for transient analysis of MSR. The first results for fuel flow slowdown have shown the ability to provide space dynamics calculations.

Keywords: Code development; reactor dynamics; molten salts; neutronic calculation; delayed neutrons

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology 2003, Berlin, 15. - 17. May 2003
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology 2003, Berlin, 15. - 17. May 2003

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Fundamentals of quantitative PET data analysis

Willemsen, A. T. M.; van den Hoff, J.

Drug analysis and development with PET should fully exhaust the ability of this tomographic technique to quantify regional tracer concentrations in vivo. Data evaluation based on visual assessment of regional image contrast is not sufficient for this purpose since much of the information present in dynamically acquired data is not used by these approaches. Compartment modelling of dynamic PET data is generally the method of choice since it allows a quantitative assessment of the underlying pharmacokinetic parameters describing drug transport, metabolism and molecular interactions. We present here an overview of key issues of compartment modelling with specific attention to the assumptions underlying the various models and their limitations. We believe that a thorough understanding of the applicability of models is mandatory for the development, successful execution and analysis of quantitative PET studies. Otherwise, meaningful and interpretable results will often not be obtained.

  • Curr Pharm Des 8 (16) (2002) 1513-1526

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Impaired glucose phosphorylation and transport in skeletal muscle cause insulin resistance in HIV-1-infected patients with lipodystrophy

Behrens, G. M. N.; Boerner, A.-R.; Weber, K.; van den Hoff, J.; Ockenga, J.; Brabant, G.; Schmidt, R. E.

Insulin resistance is a frequently observed side effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Currently, very little is known about the mechanisms or specific tissues involved. We aimed to identify possible defects in skeletal muscle glucose uptake andhietabolism in HIV patients receiving HAART. Whole-body glucose disposal and oxidation were determined by combination of the euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp technique and indirect calorimetry. Muscle glucose uptake of the thighs was measured simultaneously by dynamic 2[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography. Patients receiving HAART had signs of lipodystrophy as confirmed by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Whole-body glucose disposal was significantly reduced in these patients compared with untreated patients. Analysis of kinetic constants using a three-compartment model indicated reduced skeletal glucose uptake caused by significantly impaired glucose transport and phosphorylation. Skeletal muscle glucose uptake was reduced by 66% in treated patients and explained 46% and 43% of whole-body glucose disposal in patients on HAART and therapy-naive patients, respectively. Insulin-stimulated whole-body oxidative and nonoxidative glucose disposal was significantly lower in the treated group, as was suppressive insulin action on lipolysis. To our knowledge, this is the first report providing in vivo evidence that, in lipodystrophic HIV patients, impaired glu-
cose transport and phosphorylation cause redu ' ced insulin-mediated glucose uptake.

  • The Journal of Clinical Investigation 110 (2002) 1319-1327

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Discrimination between Alzheimer dementia and controls by automated analysis of multicenter FDG PET

Herholz, K.; Salmon, E.; Perani, D.; Baron, J.-C.; Holthoff, V.; Frölich, L.; Schönknecht, P.; Ito, K.; Mielke, R.; Kalbe, E.; Zündorf, G.; Delbeuck, X.; Pelati, O.; Anchisi, D.; Fazio, F.; Kerrouche, N.; Desgranges, B.; Eustache, F.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Menzel, C.; Schröder, J.; Kato, T.; Arahata, Y.; Henze, M.; Heiss, W.-D.

A new diagnostic indicator of FDG PET scan abnormality, based on age-adjusted t statistics and an automated voxel-based procedure, is presented and validated in a large data set comprising 110 normal controls and 395 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) that were studied in eight participating centers. The effect of differences in spatial resolution of PET scanners was minimized effectively by filtering and masking. In controls FDG uptake declined significantly with age in anterior cingulate and frontolateral perisylvian cortex. In patients with probable AD decline of FDG uptake in posterior cingulate, temporoparietal, and prefrontal association cortex was related to dementia severity. These effects were clearly distinct from age effects in controls, suggesting that the disease process of AD is not related to normal aging. Women with probable AD had significantly more frontal metabolic impairment than men. The new indicator of metabolic abnormality in AD-related regions provided 93% sensitivity and specificity for distinction of mild to moderate probable AD from normals, and 84% sensitivity at 93% specificity for detection of very mild probable AD (defined by Mini Mental Score 24 or better). All regions related to AD severity were already affected in very mild AD, suggesting that all vulnerable areas are affected to a similar degree already at disease onset. Ventromedial frontal cortex was also abnormal. In conclusion, automated analysis of multicenter FDG PET is feasible, provides insights into AD pathophysiology, and can be used potentially as a sensitive biomarker for early AD diagnosis.

  • NeuroImage 17 (2002) 302-316

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Investigations on redox-active pyridinium-salt/dihydropyridine bearing Tc- and Re-complexes

Rother, A.; Knieß, T.; Bergmann, R.; Kraus, W.; Jungclas, H.; Spies, H.

Potentially redox-active NAD+/NADH-analogous pyridinium- and quinolinium-salt bearing Re- and 99mTc-mixed-ligand complexes were synthesized. The complexes vary in the chelate type, the oxidation state of the metal, the spacer length to the chelate and the substituent at the pyridine/quinoline nitrogen. The complexes were reduced to dihydropyridines and dihydroquinolines respectively and investigations concerning their stability against reoxidation were performed. In competition experiments with NADH the quinoliniuni-salt/dihydroquinoline bearing complexes display enzymatic inhibition of the lactate dehydrogenase.

Keywords: redox delivery system, pyridinium-salt; 1,4-dihydropyridine; NAD+/NADH; Re- and Tc-mixed-ligand-complexes

  • Lecture (Conference)
    6th International Symposium on Technetium in Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine, Bressanone/I, 04.-07.09.2002
  • Contribution to external collection
    In: Technetium, Rhenium and Other Metals in Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine (Edited by Nicolini M., Mazzi U.) SGEditoriali Padova 2002, 73-78

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FDG-PET in the pretherapeutic evaluation of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and the involvement of cervical lymph nodes

Hlawitschka, M.; Neise, E.; Bredow, J.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Haroske, G.; Eckelt, U.; Franke, W.-G.

Purpose:
The diagnostic role of positron emission tomography (PET) with 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity is evaluated.

Procedures:
In 38 patients, the results of FDG-PET, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound were compared. The standard uptake values (SUV) of FDG-PET were correlated to histopathological grading and DNA-image cytometry.

Results:
In the case of lymph node metastases, the sensitivity of FDG-PET (93%) was higher than the sensitivity for the compared methods. The specificity was best for CT. SUVs of diploid tumor cell lines seemed to be lower than in non-diploid tumor cell lines.

Conclusions:
The high sensitivity and the high negative predictive value of PET may lead to more restrictive therapeutic regimens regarding lymph. node metastases. Studies are necessary regarding possible relationships between glucose metabolism and tumor grading.

Keywords: FDG-PET; MRI; CT; Ultrasound; Squainous Cell Carcinoma; Oral Cavity; Lymph Node Metastasis; Grading; DNA-image Cytometry

  • Molecular Imaging and Biology Vol. 4, No. 1 (2002) 91-98

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Publ.-Id: 5132


Diagnostic value of 18F-FDG positron emission tomography for detection and treatment control of malignant germ cell tumors

Tsatalpas, P.; Beuthien-Baumann, B.; Kropp, J.; Manseck, A.; Tiepolt, C.; Hakenberg, O. W.; Burchert, W.; Franke, W. G.; Wirth, M. P.

Introduction:
The role of positron emission tomography (PET) with 2-[18F]fiuoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose ([18F]FDG) is currently under evaluation in urologic oncology. The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of [18F]FDG positron emission tomography ([18F]FDG-PET) in the detection and treatment control of malignant germ cell tumors compared to computed tomography (CT).
Materials and Methods:
Thirty-two PET studies and CT scans were carried out in 23 patients with histologically proven germ cell tumors (10 seminomas, 12 non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCT), 1 unclassified serologic recurrent disease) Lugano stage I-III. The scans were done either after initial diagnosis (n = 21) and/or within 3-45 days after chemotherapy was completed (n = 11). PET and CT were validated either by histology (n = 7) or clinical follow-up of 6-11 months after the last PET study has been performed (n = 16). Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive and negative predictive values were determined for PET and CT. Differences between PET and CT for parameters of diagnostic value were evaluated by chi2 test.
Results:
Although not statistically significant, the sensitivity, accuracy and negative predictive value were higher for PET than for CT with respect to the detection of metastatic infradiaphragmatic and supradiaphragmatic lesions after initial diagnosis. The specificity and positive predictive value of PET and CT were comparable. After chemotherapy, PET was found to be significantly superior in specificity and accuracy compared to CT with respect to infradiaphragmatic lesions (p < 0.05). False-positive PET findings in supradiaphragmatic lesions after chemotherapy occurred in the case of inflammatory processes and resulted in a loss of specificity and accuracy compared to CT (p < 0.05).
Conclusions:
These preliminary results demonstrate [18F]FDG-PET to be a useful diagnostic tool for the initial staging and treatment control in patients with germ cell tumors. Possible advantages compared to CT, however, are as yet not clearly defined. The possibility of false-positive PET findings due to reactive supradiaphragmatic inflammatory processes early after chemotherapy have to be considered.

Keywords: 18F-FDG positron emission tomography; Computed tomography; Testis cancer; Treatment control

  • Urologia Internationalis 68 (2002) 157 - 163

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Publ.-Id: 5131


Analysis of irradiation induced creep of bolts of a PWR core baffle

Altstadt, E.; Fischer, E.; Kumpf, H.; Nagel, G.; Sgarz, G.; Weiß, F.-P.

The core baffle of a PWR is loaded by the pressure difference between bypass and core and by temperature profiles developing from gamma heating and heat transfer into the coolant. Strain, deformation and gaps between the sheets resulting from this load are determined considering the effect of neutron irradiation induced creep of the core baffle bolts. The finite element code ANSYS is applied for the thermal and mechanical analyses. The FE-model comprises a complete 45° sector of the core baffle structure including the core barrel, the formers, the core baffle sheets and about 230 bolt connections with non-linear contact between the single components and the effect of friction.
The analysis shows that some of the bolts loose a significant part of their pre-stress during operation, especially those bolts that are located in the neutron flux maximum. However, the load is taken over by other bolts located at lower flux positions. This global stress relocation is a self regulating process, which keeps the mechanical and geometrical stability of the core baffle structure till end of life.

Keywords: Pressure water reactor; irradiation induced creep; gamma heating; neutron flux; thermal analysis; finite element method

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Tagungsband der Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2003, Berlin 20. -22. Mai 2003, S. 591-594
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Tagungsband der Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2003, Berlin 20. -22. Mai 2003, S. 591-594

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Publ.-Id: 5130


Impact of moisture from ambient on ion beam synthesis of nanocrystals in thin SiO2 layers

Schmidt, B.; Heinig, K.-H.; Grambole, D.; Herrmann, F.; Perego, M.

The scaling-down of the gate oxide thickness in modern MOS memory devices below 20 nm requires low energy ion implantation for ion beam synthesis (IBS) of nanocrystals (NC) in SiO2. Lowering the ion energy, the implanted and damaged SiO2-layer will be located closer to the SiO2 surface and the interaction of this layer with the ambient becomes more and more dangerous. In the damaged near surface layer the high number of broken bonds due to displaced Si and O atoms forms in the glassy network pathes, which are open for diffusion and in which moisture from the ambient can be absorbed. Therefore chemical reactions of the implanted impurities with hydrogen and oxygen must be expected during subsequent annealing. Water 16, H2O18) absorption in Si-, Ge-, and Sn-implanted SiO2 layers has been studied by H-depth profiling using Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) and by O18-depth profiling using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS), respectively. H- and O-depth profiles were measured after storage under clean room conditions and after additional wet cleaning, as well as after annealing. The amounts of H and O incorporated into as-implanted SiO2 already during storage are comparable with the concentration of the implanted impurities and are sufficient to interfere significantly with the precipitation and Ostwald-ripening of NCs during IBS.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    International Workshop on Nanostructures for Electronics and Optics - NEOP - Dresden, Germany October 6 - 9, 2002
  • Contribution to proceedings
    International Workshop on Nanostructures for Electronics and Optics - NEOP - Dresden, Germany October 6 - 9, 2002

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Publ.-Id: 5129


Self-organized NcC-layers by conventional ion implantation (status report for WP2)

Schmidt, B.; Heinig, K.-H.; Müller, T.; Stegemann, K.-H.

The report includes results of hydrogen depth profiling using Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA) as well as 18O depth profiling using Time-of-Fligt Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS) in as implanted SiO2-layers. The measured depth profiles of H and 18O, respectively, clearly show, that as-implanted SiO2-layers soak in humidity from the ambient, which significanly influences the processes of nanocluster growth in thin SiO2-layers during thermal processing of these layers.

  • Lecture (others)
    NEON Meeting, January 17-18, 2002, Athens, Greece

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Publ.-Id: 5128


Erzeugung von Nanostrukturen durch Ionenbestrahlung

Schmidt, B.

Es wird ein Überblich über die Möglichkeiten der Anwendung der Ionenstrahltechnik zur Erzeugung von Nanostrukturen durch Ionenimplantation und anschließender termischer Behandlung gegeben. Nanostrukturen, wie Nanocluster, Nanodrähte, Ketten von Nanoclustern usw. bilden sich dabei durch die Phasenseparation in übersättigten Festkörperlösungen und Selbstorganisation. Desweiteren werden die Selbstorganisation von 2D Anordnungen von Nanoclustern durch Ionenbestrahlung von Grenzflächen (z.B. SiO2/Si) sowie die Modifizierung von Nanostrukturen unter Ionenbestrahlung (Inverses Ostwald-Reifen) diskutiert.
Zum Schluß wird beispielhaft gezeigt, welche Möglichkeiten sich durch den Einsatz eines feinfokussierten Ga-Ionenstrahls zur Bestrahlung von Silizium ergeben, um 3D-Strukturelemente im nm-Bereich herzustellen.

  • Lecture (others)
    Frühjahrssitzung des Arbeitskreises Plasmaoberflächentechnologie, 13.-14. Mai 2002, Universität Kassel, Institut für Technische Physik (IMA)

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Publ.-Id: 5127


Substrate orientation, doping and plasma frequency dependencies of structural defect formation in hydrogen plasma treated silicon

Ulyashin, A. G.; Job, R.; Fahrner, W. R.; Richard, O.; Bender, H.; Claeys, C.; Simoen, E.; Grambole, D.

The formation of structural defects in hydrogen plasma treated (100)- and (111)-oriented p-type Czochralski (Cz) Si and in [100]-oriented n-type Si was studied by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The samples were treated either by a 110 MHz or 13.56 MHz hydrogen plasma at 250 gradC for 60 min. The distribution of hydrogen was studied by nuclear reaction analysis. It is found that, after the hydrogen plasma treatment, the surface of Cz Si is structured and the roughness of the surface depends on the orientation and doping level of the substrate. The defect density increases for (100)-oriented wafers for the higher plasma frequency but for (111)-oriented wafers it is lower, applying the same hydrogen plasma frequency. Different defect types were found: stacking faults on { 111 } planes,dislocations and circular shaped defects exhibiting a strong stress field. The formation of nearly free hydrogen molecules (Raman shift of about 4150 cm -1 ) was observed by Raman spectroscopy after the plasma hydrogenation. It was found that the H2 molecule concentration depends on the concentration of structural defects. The hydrogen molecules can be formed in both n- and p-type Si, unlike the case of remote plasma hydrogenation.

  • J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14 (2002) 13037-13045

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Application of Master-Curve Approach in RPV Integrity Assessment

Viehrig, H.-W.

The Master Curve (MC) concept allows to quantify the variation of fracture toughness with the temperature throughout the ductile-to-brittle transition region of ferritic steels. Limit curves of fracture toughness for defined failure probabilities and a refer-ence temperature, T0, can be determined using this method. MC Approach and the associated T0 as defined in the standard ASTM E1921, is rapidly moving to the appli-cation in the integrity assessment of nuclear reactor pressure vessels (RPV). T0 is a fracture mechanics defined ductile-to-brittle transition temperature which replaces reference temperatures based on a correlation of Charpy V-notch and NDT tests in the RPV integrity assessment.
The presentation gives an overview about the MC approach and the application to dif-ferent western and Russian WWER-type RPV steels. Further, the influence of the test conditions as test temperature and loading rate on the MC evaluation is assessed.

Keywords: fracture toughness; Master Curve; reactor pressure vessel; integrity assessment

  • Lecture (others)
    Arbeitskreis Nucleare Werkstoffe des Paul Scherrer Instituts, Villingen, 28. November 2002

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Publ.-Id: 5125


Biomaterials-Body Interaction

Maitz, M. F.

Four seminar talks without abstract

  • Principles of biomaterials testing
  • Biomaterials in bone
  • Biomaterials in blood
  • The complement system

Keywords: Biomaterial; hemocompatibility; bone; complement

  • Lecture (others)
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China. 14.10.-08.11.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5124


Depth profiles of Argon incorporated into Boron Nitride films during preparation and their temperature dependent evolution

Deyneka, N.; Zhang, X. W.; Boyen, H.-G.; Ziemann, P.; Fukarek, W.; Kruse, O.; Möller, W.

no abstract

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Publ.-Id: 5123


Small Angle Neutron Scattering Measurements of the Ageing under Neutron Irradiation and Recovery of Reactor Pressure Vessel Steels and Iron Alloys

Ulbricht, A.; Böhmert, J.; Viehrig, H.-W.

Irradiated heats representing WWER 440-type and 1000-type base and weld metal in their chemical composition, heats of the ASTM steels A533B Cl. 1 (JRQ), A508 Cl. 3 (JFL) and iron test alloys were investigated.
The radiation defects detected by SANS correlate with the radiation hardening and embrittlement. The ratio between nuclear and magnetic neutron scattering provides information on the type of radiation defects.

Keywords: embrittlement; microstructure; reactor pressure vessel steel; small angle neutron scattering

  • Lecture (others)
    Tables Rondes du LABORATOIRE LÉON BRILLOUIN, Thème D: Systèmes désordonnés et Matériaux, CEA/Saclay, FRANCE, 28 Novembre 2002.

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Publ.-Id: 5122


Arbeiten am Forschungszentrum Rossendorf zum sicherheitsorientierten Monitoring exothermer chemischer Reaktionen

Kryk, H.; Hessel, G.; Schmitt, W.

Gegenstand der Forschungstätigkeiten der Arbeitsgruppe Verfahrenschemie bilden Untersuchungen zur Erhöhung der Anlagen- und Umweltsicherheit sowie der Effektivität chemischer Prozesse. Die Arbeiten erstrecken sich über ein weites Feld, angefangen bei der Reaktionsaufklärung und der Ermittlung von Stoffeigenschaften mittels Reaktionskalorimetrie, einschließlich der Nutzung chemischer Analytik, über numerische und experimentelle Prozesssimulation, experimentelle Arbeiten zur Modellierung reagierender Strömungen bis hin zur Erarbeitung von Prozessführungsstrategien und Methoden zum Monitoring chemischer Prozesse.
Gegenstand des Vortrags ist ein Überblick über die experimentelle Ausstattung der Arbeitsgruppe Verfahrenschemie und die Forschungstätigkeiten anhand zweier Beispiele.

Die Arbeitsgruppe verfügt über mehrere Reaktionskalorimeter (RC1, DSC, PhiTecII), die in Verbindung mit entsprechender Analysentechnik (Insitu-Spektrometer, HPLC) zur Reaktionsaufklärung und zur Ermittlung thermokinetischer Parameter chemischer Prozesse Verwendung finden.
Ein modular aufgebauter automatischer Laborreaktor (Miniplant) dient der experimentellen Simulation chemischer Prozesse, einschließlich scale-up-/ scale-down-Untersuchungen.
Darüber hinaus verfügt die Abteilung über eine schnelle Impuls-Röntgenanlage, die zukünftig verstärkt zur Visualisierung und, in Verbindung mit entsprechender Bildverarbeitungs-, Modellierungs- und Simulationssoftware (CFD), zur Modellierung hydrodynamischer Prozesse in Chemieapparaten verwendet wird.

Reaktionen zur Herstellung von Grignard-Reagenzien haben aufgrund der Verwendung dieser Reagenzien für zahlreiche organische Synthesen eine besondere Bedeutung in der chemischen Industrie. Großtechnisch werden diese Reaktionen als Semibatch-Prozesse unter Rückfluss-Kühlung bei Siedetemperatur des Lösungsmittels betrieben.
Die Experimente wurden im Reaktionskalorimeter RC1 durchgeführt. Im Gegensatz zur industriellen Prozessführung und zu bisherigen Untersuchungen wurden die Reaktionen zur Minimierung der Fehlereinflüsse der Bilanzierung im geschlossenen Drucksystem realisiert. Weiterhin erfolgte die Erfassung der Konzentrationsverläufe während der Reaktion mittels Insitu-FTIR-Spektroskopie.

Das durch die Arbeitsgruppe Verfahrenschemie entwickelte Online-Monitoring-System MoSys ist ein Softwaresystem, das dem Operator zusätzliche Informationen über den Prozessfortschritt, das voraussichtliche Reaktionsende, die Akkumulationen von Edukten oder Zwischenprodukten, den Durchmischungszustand oder die Gefahr einer thermischen Explosion durch unzureichende Kühlung zur Verfügung stellt. Zusätzliche Prozessmesstechnik in Form von Online-Analytik wird nicht benötigt. Das Zustandserkennungssystem basiert auf adaptiven Stoff- und Wärmebilanzen.
MoSys wurde auf der Grundlage von Experimenten im automatischen Laborreaktor entwickelt. Als Modellprozess wurde die heterogen katalysierte Hydrierung eines Nitroaromaten ausgewählt.
Ein derartiges Online-Zustandserkennungssystem ist bei allen ausreichend exothermen Batch- und Semibatch-Prozessen einsetzbar, wenn die Nutzinformationen in der Wärme- und Stoffbilanz enthalten sind. Neben einer Erhöhung der Anlagen- und Umweltsicherheit wird durch den Einsatz des Zustandserkennungssystems weiterführendes Prozesswissen generiert, das als Grundlage für eine Prozessoptimierung genutzt werden kann.

Der Vortrag endet mit einem Ausblick auf geplante Forschungsarbeiten der Abteilung für Experimentelle Thermofluiddynamik auf dem Gebiet der Verfahrenschemie.

  • Lecture (others)
    DECHEMA/GVC-Arbeitsausschuss "Sicherheitsgerechtes Auslegen von Chemieapparaten" 54. Sitzung vom 11.-12. Dezember 2002 im DECHEMA-Haus, Frankfurt am Main

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Publ.-Id: 5121


Biocere auf Basis bakterieller Membranproteine für schwermetall-bindende Filter zur Behandlung von industriellen Abwässern und kontaminiertem Grundwasser

Selenska-Pobell, S.; IfW-Gruppe; IfAA-Gruppe; Feinchemie Sebnitz

Die Reinigung schwermetallbelasteter Abwässer erlangt zunehmende Bedeutung, bedingt durch die negativen Auswirkungen der giftigen oder radioaktiven Substanzen auf Gesundheit und Umwelt. Herkömmliche Reinigungsverfahren sind oft kostenintensiv und weniger effizient. Der Einsatz innovativer Entfernung von toxischen Substanzen oder Radionukliden aus Abwässern. Ausgangspunkt sind Silicium- oder Metalloxid-Sole, die durch Hydrolyse der entsprechenden Alkoxide gebildet werden. So entstehen stabile nanokristalline Dispersionen, die durch Änderung des pH-Wertes oder durch Temperaturerhöhung schnell gelieren und damit die Biokomponenten effektiv immobilisieren.....

  • Lecture (others)
    Statusseminar in Dresden 19.11.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5120


Humic Colloid-Borne Migration of Uranium in Sand Columns

Artinger, R.; Rabung, T.; Kim, J. I.; Sachs, S.; Schmeide, K.; Heise, K. H.; Bernhard, G.; Nitsche, H.

Column experiments were carried out to investigate the influence of humic colloids on subsurface uranium migration. The columns were packed with well-characterized aeolian quartz sand and equilibrated with groundwater rich in humic colloids (dissolved organic carbon (DOC): 30 mg dm-3). U migration was studied under an At/1% CO2 gas atmosphere as a function of the migration time, which was controlled by the flow velocity or the column length. In addition, the contact time of U with groundwater prior to introduction into a column was varied. U(VI) was found to be the dominant oxidation state in the spiked groundwater. The breakthrough curves indicate that U was transported as a humic colloid-borne species with a velocity up to 5% faster than the mean groundwater flow. The fraction of humic colloid-bome species increases with increasing prior contact time and also with decreasing migration time. The migration behavior was attributed to a kinetically controlled association/dissociation of U onto and from humic colloids and also a subsequent sorption of U onto the sediment surface. The column experiments provide an insight into humic colloid-mediated U migration in subsurface aquifers.

  • Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 58 (2002) 1-12.

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Publ.-Id: 5119


Weiterentwicklungen bei der Synthese von Huminsäuremodellverbindungen und Untersuchungen zur Komplexierung und Sorption von Neptunium mit Huminsäuren

Sachs, S.; Schmeide, K.

kein Abstract

  • Lecture (others)
    Workshop PSI-FZR, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Rossendorf, Germany, 21.-22.10.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5118


Experimental validation of the porous media approach for rod bundle geometry under crossflow conditions.

Kliem, M.

At present, there are two possible approaches, which practically are used for the thermal-hydraulic analysis of the reactor core in simulations, where crossflow effects are relevant: the representation of the core by a system of separated parallel flow subchannels with provision of a forced crossflow mixing by implementation of additional formulations and the porous body approach, in which the core geometry is replaced by a structure of homogenized zones of porous media. When crossflow is comparable with flow along the bundles, the porous body approach is the only one suitable method to perform steady-state and transient flow calculations for safety analyses.
The CFD – code CFX-4 offers a porous region model for the modelling of the core geometry as a homogenized medium. This model is characterised by a set of properties (volume porosity, resistance to flow and so on).
The Core Crossflow Experimental Facility (CCEF) was built with the objective to obtain experimental data for the flow in a rod bundle under the conditions of forced crossflow with relatively low Reynolds numbers and variable flow angle.
The test section of CCEF (a plexi-glass model) contains the test rod bundle. The test rod bundle is based on the geometry of a typical PWR with a pitch/diameter ratio of 1.33 and was scaled with a factor 1.5. The crossflow was induced by an asymmetrical outlet condition for the bundle. The test bundle consists of the 100 plexiglass rods, arranged in 4 rows. Additional internals, which are typical for a reactor core geometry, were not installed in the test section. The working fluid in the experiments was water. For the velocity measurements the one-component laser-Doppler anemometer (LDA) was used.
Calculations for the comparison with experimental data were performed in two different approaches. The detailed geometry was created for the calculation of flow fields with k-e turbulence model and a relative simple geometry of the test section for the flow simulations in the porous region approach.
The results of the experimental investigations on the CCEF and the comparison with the calculations, performed with CFX-4 Code in the geometry of the test section are presented in this paper.

Keywords: PWR; CFD; rod bundle; Experiment; porous

  • Lecture (Conference)
    11th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, April 20-23, 2003 ICONE11-36502
  • Contribution to proceedings
    11th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, April 20-23, 2003 ICONE11-36502

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Publ.-Id: 5117


An inverse glance at MHD

Stefani, F.; Gerbeth, G.

We give an overview about our recent activities to solve inverse problems appearing in various branches of MHD. The very general problem, the full reconstruction of velocity or turbulence parameters of fluid flows with arbitrary magnetic Reynolds numbers from externally measured magnetic fields varying in space and time, is tackled from two different corners. First, we explore the restricted inverse dynamo problem of determining, from a limited number of spectral data, the radial profile alpha(r) of an isotropic alpha^2 dynamo model. Among our results is the construction of oscillatory dynamos of this type, which might be of some interest for stellar dynamos. Second, we consider the topic of contactless velocity reconstruction in industrial applications with moderate magnetic Reynolds numbers from the measured deformation of two different external magnetic fields.

  • Lecture (Conference)
    5. MHD-Tage, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 25.-26. 11. 2002

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Publ.-Id: 5116


Sampling and Characterization of Natural Rock Material

Sachs, S.; Mibus, J.; Bernhard, G.

kein Abstract

  • Lecture (others)
    Workshop zum Forschungsvorhaben "Humic Substances in Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Actinide and Iodine Migration in the Far-Field", Manchester, Great Britain, 25.-26.11.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5115


Numerical experience with the integral equation approach to dynamos in finite domains

Xu, M.; Stefani, F.; Gerbeth, G.

The integral equation approach to steady dynamos in finite domains is employed to solve the eigenvalue problem for spherically symmetric, isotropic alpha^2 dynamo models. Three examples of the function alpha(r) with steady and oscillatory solutions are considered. A convergence rate proportional to the inverse square of the number of grid points is achieved. Based on this method, a convergence accelerating strategy is developed and the convergence rate is improved dramatically. The computed results show a good agreement with analytical results and results obtained by a differential equation solver. Typically, quite accurate results can be obtained with a few tens of grid points.

  • Poster
    5. MHD-Tage, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, 25-26. 11. 2002

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Publ.-Id: 5114


Progresses in the Development of Highly-Reducing Synthetic Humic Acids and in the Study of the Influence of Phenolic OH Groups on the Interaction Behavior of Humic Acids with Neptunium(V)

Sachs, S.

kein Abstract

  • Lecture (others)
    Workshop zum Forschungsvorhaben "Humic Substances in Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Actinide and Iodine Migration in the Far-Field", Manchester, Great Britain, 25.-26.11.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5113


Aktuelle Ergebnisse zur Synthese und Charakterisierung von Huminsäuren mit ausgeprägter Redoxfunktionalität

Sachs, S.

kein Abstract

  • Lecture (others)
    Workshop zum Forschungsvorhaben "Untersuchungen über die Komplexierung und die Migration von Actiniden und nichtradioaktiven Stoffen mit Huminsäuren unter geogenen Bedingungen, Leipzig, Germany, 26.-27.06.2002

Permalink: https://www.hzdr.de/publications/Publ-5112
Publ.-Id: 5112


Synthesis and Characterization of Humic Acids with Different Functional Properties

Sachs, S.

kein Abstract

  • Lecture (others)
    Workshop zum Forschungsvorhaben "Humic Substances in Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste Disposal: Actinide and Iodine Migration in the Far-Field", Paris, France, 23.-24.04.2002

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Publ.-Id: 5111


ROCOM experiments on the coolant mixing in the upper plenum of a PWR

Kliem, S.; Prasser, H.-M.; Grunwald, G.; Höhne, T.; Rohde, U.; Weiß, F.-P.

The reactor core of light water reactors consists of fuel elements with different enrichment and exposure. This circumstance is responsible for differences in the heat release of the single fuel elements. As a consequence, the fuel element outlet temperatures differ, too. Differences of more than 30 K are reached in the stationary state at full power. It is known, that these differences in the outlet temperatures do not fully vanish during the travelling of the coolant through the upper plenum. Thus, a certain temperature profile is still existing over the cross section of the hot leg nozzle. In order to study the coolant mixing inside the upper plenum, special tests have been carried out at the test facility ROCOM (Rossendorf Coolant Mixing Model).

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Jahrestagung Kerntechnik, Berlin,20.-22.Mai 2003, Proceedings pp. 73-76
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Jahrestagung Kerntechnik, Berlin,20.-22.Mai 2003, Proceedings pp. 73-76

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Publ.-Id: 5110


Attenuation and scatter correction for in-beam PET monitoring of tumour irradiations with heavy ions

Pönisch, F.; Enghardt, W.; Lauckner, K.

An in-beam dual head positron camera is used to monitor the dose application in situ during the tumour irradiation with carbon ion beams at the experimental heavy ion therapy facility at GSI Darmstadt.
Therefore, a positron emission tomograph has been mounted directly at the treatment site.
A fully 3D reconstruction algorithm based on the Maximum Likelihood Expectation Maximisation (MLEM) algorithm has been developed and adapted to this spatially varying imaging situation.
The scatter and attenuation correction is included into the forward projection step of the Maximum Likelihood image reconstruction.
This requires an attenuation map containing the information on the material composition and densities. This information is derived from the X-ray computed tomograms of the patient and the patient fixation system including the head-rest.
The normalisation of scattered events relative to the unscattered events is done by a global scatter fraction factor which is estimated by means of a Monte Carlo simulation. The feasibility of the proposed algorithm is shown by means of computer simulations, phantom measurements as well as patient data.

Keywords: PET attenuation scatter correction "heavy ion therapy"

  • Physics Medicine and Biology vol. 48 (2003) 2419-2436

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Publ.-Id: 5109


Different Simulations of the Phase 2 of the OECD/NRC BWR Turbine Trip Benchmark with the Code DYN3D

Grundmann, U.; Rohde, U.; (Editors)

The OECD/NRC Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) Turbine Trip (TT) Benchmark based on the turbine trip test 2 (TT2) in the reactor Peach Bottom 2 [1] is approved for vali-dating the coupled system thermal-hydraulic and 3D neutron kinetics codes for BWR's. The phase 2 of the benchmark consists in the calculation of the core re-sponse for given thermal-hydraulic boundary conditions. This part of the benchmark is used for the validation of the DYN3D code [2].

The transient was initiated by the closure of the turbine stop valve. The pressure wave, which is moved to the core is attenuated by the opening of the bypass valve. When the wave reaches the core the void in the core is reduced, which results in an increase of the reactivity and power. The power peak is limited by the Doppler effect and the reactor scram.

The standard calculation with DYN3D is based on the consideration of 764 coolant channels (1 channel per fuel assembly), the consideration of the assembly disconti-nuity factors (ADF), the phase slip model of MOLOCNIKOV. The consideration of assembly discontinuity factors (ADF) is possible not in all three-dimensional codes. DYN3D allows calculations with and without the ADF to study their influence on this transient. Several participants of the benchmark perform calculations with 33 ther-mal-hydraulic channels, which correspond to the thermal-hydraulic map used in the TRAC-BF1/NEM model [1]. The influence of the number of coolant channels is stud-ied also in this paper. The phase slip model of MOLOCHNIKOV [3] is the standard model of DYN3D for void fraction calculation. A comparison was made with the ZUBER-FINDLAY model [4]. The cross sections sets were condensed over radial planes to generate sets for the one-dimensional simulation, which was also per-formed with DYN3D. The results of the different options are compared with the re-sults of the standard calculation.

Keywords: nuclear reactors; boiling water reactors; turbine trip; experiments; benchmarks; code validation; best estimate analysis; transient; reactor cores; neutron kinetics; thermal hydraulics; three-dimensional kinetics; assembly discontinuity factors; one-dimensional kinetics; boiling models; slip correlation; void fraction; power excusion; power distribution; eigenvalue

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, Berlin, May 20 - 22, 2003
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, Berlin, May 20 - 22, 2003

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Simulation of creep tests with French or German RPV-steel and investigation of a RPV-support against failure

Willschütz, H.-G.; Altstadt, E.; Sehgal, B. R.; Weiss, F.-P.

Investigating the hypothetical core melt down scenario for a light water reactor (LWR) a possible failure mode of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and its fail-ure time has to be considered for a determination of the loadings on the con-tainment. Numerous experiments have been performed accompanied with ma-terial properties evaluation, theoretical, and numerical work (Rempe, 1993, Theofanous, 1997, Chu 1999).
For pre- and post-test calculations of Lower Head Failure experiments like OLHF or FOREVER it is necessary to model creep and plasticity processes. Therefore a Finite Element Model is developed at the FZR using a numerical approach which avoids the use of a single creep law employing constants de-rived from the data for a limited stress and temperature range. Instead of this a numerical creep data base (CDB) is developed where the creep strain rate is evaluated in dependence on the current total strain, temperature and equivalent stress. A main task for this approach is the generation and validation of the CDB. Additionally the implementation of all relevant temperature dependent material properties has been performed. For the consideration of the tertiary creep stage and for the evaluation of the failure times a damage model accord-ing to an approach of Lemaitre is applied.
The validation of the numerical model is performed by the simulation of and comparison with experiments. This is done in 3 levels: starting with the simula-tion of single uniaxial creep tests, which is considered as a 1D-problem. In the next level so called “tube-failure-experiments” are modeled: the RUPTHER-14 and the “MPA-Meppen”-experiment. These experiments are considered as 2D-problems. Finally the numerical model is applied to scaled 3D-experiments, where the lower head of a PWR is represented in its hemispherical shape, like in the FOREVER-experiments. This report deals with the 1D- and 2D-simulations.
An interesting question to be solved in this frame is the comparability of the French 16MND5 and the German 20MnMoNi5-5 RPV-steels, which are chemi-cally nearly identical. Since these 2 steels show a similar behavior, it should be allowed on a limited extend to transfer experimental and numerical data from one to the other.
After analyzing the FOREVER calculations, it seems to be advantageous to introduce a vessel support which can unburden the vessel from a part of the mechanical load and, therefore, avoid the vessel failure or at least prolong the time to failure. This can be a possible accident mitigation strategy. Additionally, it is possible to install an absolutely passive automatic control device to initiate the flooding of the reactor pit to ensure external vessel cooling in the event of a core melt down.

Keywords: Core melt down accident; high temperature material properties and creep data base; French and German RPV-steel; FEM-calculations of 1D-; 2D; and 3D-tests

  • Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol 30, 10, pp 1033-1063

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Beta decay of 57Zn

Jokinen, A.; Nieminen, A.; Äystö, J.; Borcea, R.; Caurier, E.; Dendooven, P.; Gierlik, M.; Gorska, M.; Grawe, H.; Hellström, M.; Karny, M.; Janas, Z.; Kirchner, R.; La Commara, M.; Martinez-Pinedo, G.; Mayet, P.; Penttilä, H.; Plochocki, A.; Rejmund, M.; Roeckl, E.; Sawicka, M.; Schlegel, C.; Schmidt, K.; Schwengner, R.

Beta-delayed proton decay of 57Zn has been investigated at the GSI on-line isotope separator. The studied 57Zn nuclei were produced in fusion evaporation reactions by using a150 MeV 32S beam on a 28Si target. Beta-delayedprotonsweremeasuredbyacharged-particle
telescope detector.The observed decay pattern was used to construct the level scheme of 57Cu and to extract the beta feeding distribution. The experimental results are compared with shell-model calculations.

Keywords: Fusion evaporation reaction; on-line isotope separation; beta-delayed proton decay; Gamow-Teller strength; shell model calculations

  • European Physical Journal direct A3, 1 (2002)

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Post Test Calculation of Tube Creep Failure Experiments

Willschütz, H.-G.; Altstadt, E.

For numerical simulations of Lower Head Failure experiments like OLHF or FOREVER it is necessary to model creep and plasticity. Therefore a FE Model is de-veloped using a numerical approach which avoids the use of a single creep law. In-stead of this a numerical creep data base (CDB) is developed where the creep strain rate is evaluated in dependence on the current strain, temperature and stress. For this approach the generation and validation of the CDB is necessary. For an evalua-tion of the failure times a damage model according to Lemaitre [1] is applied.
The validation of the numerical model is performed by the simulation of and compari-son with experiments. This is done in 3 levels: the simulation of single uniaxial creep tests, which is considered as a 1D-problem; so called “tube-failure-experiments”: the RUPTHER-14 and the “MPA-Meppen”-experiment. These experiments are consid-ered as 2D-problems. Finally the numerical model is applied to scaled 3D-experiments, where the lower head of a PWR is represented in its hemispherical shape, like in the FOREVER-experiments.
An interesting question to be solved in this frame is the comparability of the French 16MND5 and the German 20MnMoNi55 RPV-steels, which are chemically nearly identical. If these 2 steels show a similar behavior, it should be allowed to transfer experimental and numerical data from one to the other.

Keywords: Creep of RPV-steel; FEM simulation of tube failure experiments

  • Lecture (Conference)
    Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2003, Berlin, 20.-22. Mai 2003, Tagungsband S. 141-146
  • Contribution to proceedings
    Jahrestagung Kerntechnik 2003, Berlin, 20.-22. Mai 2003, Tagungsband S. 141-146

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Publ.-Id: 5104


Si-nanocrystal memory devices prepared by r.f. magnetron sputtering.

Schmidt, J. U.; Schmidt, B.

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Keywords: Si nanocrystal memory; photoluminescence; infrared spectroscopy; electrical testing

  • Poster
    MRS Conference, Fall 2002, Boston, USA

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Publ.-Id: 5103


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