Alina Bruma

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Given their specific characteristics, carbon-epoxy composites are used in different applications, from the aerospace industry to sporting goods. As compared to metallic materials, carbon-epoxy composites show a series of advantages, among which are high tensile strength, low density and thermal expansion coefficient, absence of phenomena specific to the(More)
The spray-pyrolysis of borazine at 1400 °C under nitrogen generates boron nitride (BN) nanoparticles (NPs). The as-prepared samples form elementary blocks containing slightly agglomerated NPs with sizes ranging from 55 to 120 nm, a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET)-specific surface area of 34.6 m g and a helium density of 1.95 g cm. They are relatively stable in(More)
This paper proposes the study and implementation of a sensor with a metamaterial (MM) lens in electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation (eNDE). Thus, the use of a new type of MM, named Conical Swiss Rolls (CSR) has been proposed. These structures can serve as electromagnetic flux concentrators in the radiofrequency range. As a direct application, plates of(More)
This paper proposes to present the methods and the algorithms for the data analysis, and the results obtained at the inspection of non irradiated steam generator tubes, made from Incoloy 800 and pressure tubes samples made from Zr2.5%Nb. The data acquisition has been made using two types of transducers: the rotating probe and the inner eddy current(More)
Metallic strip gratings (MSG) have different applications, ranging from printed circuits to filters in microwave domains. When they are under the influence of an electromagnetic field, evanescent and/or abnormal modes appear in the region between the traces, their utilization leading to the development of new electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation(More)
In this study we report a direct, atomic-resolution imaging of calcined Au24Pd1 clusters supported on multiwall carbon nanotubes by employing aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy. Using gold atoms as mass standards, we confirm the cluster size to be 25 ± 2, in agreement with the Au24Pd1(SR)18 precursor used in the synthesis.(More)
We study the crystal symmetry of few-layer 1T' MoTe2 using the polarization dependence of the second harmonic generation (SHG) and Raman scattering. Bulk 1T' MoTe2 is known to be inversion symmetric; however, we find that the inversion symmetry is broken for finite crystals with even numbers of layers, resulting in strong SHG comparable to other transition(More)
The energetics, structures and segregation of 98-atom AuPd nanoclusters are investigated using a genetic algorithm global optimization technique with the Gupta empirical potential (comparing three different potential parameterisations) followed by local minimizations using Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. A shell optimization program algorithm(More)