Please note, due to essential maintenance online transactions will not be possible between 02:30 and 04:00 BST, on Tuesday 17th September 2019 (22:30-00:00 EDT, 17 Sep, 2019). We apologise for any inconvenience.
To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure firstname.lastname@example.org
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
The present study was conducted to measure the elemental concentration and bacterial deposition in the firn-cores at the Midre Lovénbreen glacier, Svalbard. Firn-cores up to 1m deep were collected and divided into three subsections. These were subjected to elemental analysis using inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICPMS). In all 20 elements were analysed. The crustal enrichment factors calculated for these elements on the basis of Fe values, demonstrate that the elements have derived from both crustal and anthropogenic sources. For certain elements there also exists a possibility of input from sea salt spray. Total bacterial counts in these firn samples ranged from 1.03 × 105 to 3.67 × 105 per ml of meltwater. Culturability of these bacterial cells, in comparison to the total count was very low. At 4°C the maximum culturability was <1.4% of the total count while at 15°C it was still lower (~1%).
Indentation tests were performed to assess the influence of compositional changes on the mechanical properties of several half-Heusler compounds with the general composition Zr0.5Hf0.5Co1-xIrxSb0.99Sn0.01 (x=0.0,0.1,0.3,0.5,0.7). These samples were synthesized by high temperature solid-state reactions and were consolidated by hot-pressing. Indentation measurements were obtained using both microhardness testing (Vickers) and depth-sensing nanoindentation. These measurements were used to determine the microhardness and the elastic modulus of each half-Heusler compound. The Vickers hardness values were found to range between 876 and 964. A slight increase in hardness was observed with the addition of iridium. The elastic stiffness values ranged from 229 GPa to 246 GPa. Here, a slight decrease in stiffness was observed with the addition of iridium.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.