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The effect of some alkali metal chlorides on obstruction effect // and activation energy /E/ for the tracer-diffusion of cobalt ions is studied in agar gel medium using the zone-diffusion technique. It is observed that both the parameters, and E, decrease with increasing charge density of cation of the supporting electrolyte. This trend is explained on the basis of competitive hydration between ions and agar molecules and the relative distortion in the water structure brought about by these different ions and agar molecules, respectively.

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It has been demonstrated that the kinetic data on solid-state reactions show a good fitting to the expressiong(α)=kt, regardless of the nature of theg(α) function previously assumed for performance of the calculations. Moreover, the activation energy value obtained from the Arrhenius law is quite independent of the kinetic function assumed.

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The modes of decomposition of a few rare earth metal formates and benzoates were studied by the use of DTA, DSC, TG and DTG techniques in air, nitrogen and vacuum. The volatile products and residues were identified. The activation energies of decompositions and the heat of reaction for transitions were calculated.

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An activation energyE a=195 kJ mol−1 has been determined for the thermal decomposition of NdC2O4Cl to NdOCl with simultaneous expulsion of CO and CO2. As compared with the value (127 kJ mol−1) predicted by the Kahwa-Mulokozi empirical expression (i) for Ln2(C2O4)3 (Ln=light lanthanide), the presence of Cl in the coordination polyhedron appreciably raises the activation energy, which is consistent with a corresponding increase in the covalent strength of the Ln-oxalate bond. The same conclusion regarding the strength of this bond is drawn from a study of the infrared spectrum.

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Variation of activation energy for tracer-diffusion of Co2+ ions in Ni(NO3)2, Co(NO3)2 and Mn(NO3)2 is investigated using 1% agar gel over the temperature range of 25 to 45 °C. The activation energies are obtained by the least square fitting of the diffusion coefficient data obtained at various temperatures through the Arrhenius plots. Further, the extent of obstruction effect by gel macromolecules for Co2+ ions in Ni(NO3)2, Co(NO3)2 and Mn(NO3)2 systems at various concentrations of the electrolyte have been determined. The decrease in activation energy is explained by considering the changes in the physical properties of the solution with concentration at microscopic level, while the decrease in obstruction effect expressed in terms of a is accounted for on the basis of competitive hydration between ions and agar molecule.

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The obstruction effect and activation enerqy for the self-diffusion of Co2+ ions in CoSO4 have been computed using the zone-diffusion technique in agar gel medium at five different concentrations of the electrolyte. Both parameters are found to decrease with an increase in electrolyte concentration. The decrease in obstruction effect expressed in terms of is attributed to the competitive hydration between ions and agar molecules in a diffusion system while the decrease in activation energy is explained by considering the changes in the physical properties of the solution with concentration at microscopic level.

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The errors in the activation energies of solid-state reactions determined with the Piloyan method are more larger than those previously assumed in the literature. On the other hand, the errors in the kinetic parameters are strongly dependent on the kinetic law obeyed by the reaction. A theoretical explanation of this behaviour is given.

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Using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) we have studied the variation with the frequency of the dynamic mechanical properties (storages modulus,E'; loss modulus,E'' and loss tangent or tan σ) for a system containg a diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) and 1,3-bisaminomethylcyclohexane (1,3-BAC). These properties were measured both in the glass transition and β transition regions. An increase in frequency caused a shift of tan σ peak positions in both regions toward higher temperature. Finally, we report the activation energies of a DGEBA/1,3-BAC expoxy system for α and β transitions.

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Conditions are presented for application of the Piloyan method to the DTA of poly-nitro aromatic compounds. Activation energies (E) of the thermal decomposition and the initial valuesT D of the exotherms are determined for trinitrotoluene, trinitro-m-xylene, trinitromesitylene, picryl chloride and dichlorotrinitrobenzene. Linear relationships are derived between the termsE · T

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The fission track registration efficiency of diethylene glycol bis allyl carbonate (dioctyl phthalate doped) [CR-39 (DOP)] solid state nuclear track detector (SSNTD) in solution medium (K wet) has been experimentally determined and is found to be (9.7 ± 0.5) × 10−4 cm. This is in good agreement with the values of other SSNTDs. The gamma irradiation effects in the dose range of 50.0–220.0 kGy on the bulk etch rate, V b and the activation energy for bulk etching, E of this solid state nuclear track detector (SSNTD) have also been studied. It is observed that the bulk etch rates increase and the activation energies for bulk etching decrease with the increase in gamma dose. These results have been explained on the basis of scission of the detector due to gamma irradiation.

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