Jagannatha Gopalakrishnan

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This paper summarizes techniques for modeling geometric properties of THUNDER actuators which arise in the fabrication process. These actuators are high performance composites comprised of layers of piezoceramics in combination with aluminum, stainless steel, brass or titanium bonded with hot-melt adhesive. During the construction process, the assembly is(More)
We describe the synthesis, crystal structures, and optical absorption spectra of transition metal-substituted spiroffite derivatives, Zn(2-x)M(x)Te3O8 (M(II) = Co, Ni, Cu; 0 < x ≤ 1.0). The oxides are readily synthesized by solid state reaction of stoichiometric mixtures of the constituent binaries at 620 °C. Reitveld refinement of the crystal structures(More)
A new superconductor that displays onset behavior near 120 K has been identified as Bi(2)Sr(3-x)Ca(x)Cu(2)O(8+y), with x ranging from about 0.4 to 0.9. Single crystal x-ray diffraction data were used to determine a pseudo-tetragonal structure based on an A-centered orthorhombic subcell with a = 5.399 A, b= 5.414A, and c = 30.904 A. The structure contains(More)
New phases of the type La2-xAx(l+)CUO4-y have been prepared where A(l+) is sodium or potassium. The sodium phases are superconducting for x values from 0.2 to 0.5 at temperatures up to about 40 K. In addition, there are unusual magnetic properties below about 10 K that may be indicative of spin glass behavior. Phases of the type La2-xKxCuO4-y could only be(More)
A remarkable hardening (~30 cm(-1)) of the normal mode of vibration associated with the symmetric stretching of the oxygen octahedra for the Ba(2)FeReO(6) and Sr(2)CrReO(6) double perovskites is observed below the corresponding magnetic ordering temperatures. The very large magnitude of this effect and its absence for the antisymmetric stretching mode(More)
New high-temperature superconductors based on oxides of thallium and copper, but not containing barium, have been prepared. A transition temperature (T(c)) of about 85 K is found for (Tl(0.5)Pb(0.5)) Sr(2)CaCu(2)O(7) whereas (Tl(0.5)Pb(0.5))Sr(2)Ca(2)Cu(3)O(9) has a T(c) of about 120 K. Both materials possess tetragonal symmetry with a = 3.80 A, c = 12.05 A(More)
Largely unquenched Re 5d orbital magnetic moments in half-metallic Ba2FeReO6 drive a symmetry lowering transition from a cubic paramagnet to a compressed tetragonal (c/a < 1) ferrimagnet below Tc ~ 305 K, with a giant linear magnetoelastic constant and the spins lying spontaneously along the unique tetragonal axis. The large orbital magnetization and degree(More)
An experimental investigation of the stabilization of the turquoise-colored chromophore Mn(5+)O4 in various oxide hosts, viz., A3(VO4)2 (A = Ba, Sr, Ca), YVO4, and Ba2MO4 (M = Ti, Si), has been carried out. The results reveal that substitution of Mn(5+)O4 occurs in Ba3(VO4)2 forming the entire solid solution series Ba3(V1-xMnxO4)2 (0 < x ≤ 1.0), while with(More)
We describe the synthesis, crystal structures, and optical absorption spectra/colors of 3d-transition-metal-substituted α-LiZnBO3 derivatives: α-LiZn1-x M(II)x BO3 (M(II) =Co(II) (0<x<0.50), Ni(II) (0<x≤0.05), Cu(II) (0<x≤0.10)) and α-Li1+x Zn1-2x M(III)x BO3 (M(III) =Mn(III) (0<x≤0.10), Fe(III) (0<x≤0.25)). The crystal structure of the host α-LiZnBO3 ,(More)
There is now a new series of high-temperature superconductors that may be represented as (A(III)O)(2)A(2)(II)Can-1CunO2+2n where A(III) is Bi or Tl, A(II) is Ba or Sr, and n is the number of Cu-O sheets stacked consecutively. There is a general trend toward higher transition temperatures as n increases. The highest n value for a bulk phase is three and is(More)