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Obtaining Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductivity In Perovskite Oxides In A Reducing Environment: A Computational Prediction For Doped Srtio3, Suwit Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, Guoliang Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Kevin Huang, Hans Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden May 2015

Obtaining Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductivity In Perovskite Oxides In A Reducing Environment: A Computational Prediction For Doped Srtio3, Suwit Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, Guoliang Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Kevin Huang, Hans Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Ab Initio Study Of Formazan And 3-Nitroformazan, G. Buemi, F. Zuccarello, P. Venuvanalingam, M. Ramalingam, Salai Ammal May 2015

Ab Initio Study Of Formazan And 3-Nitroformazan, G. Buemi, F. Zuccarello, P. Venuvanalingam, M. Ramalingam, Salai Ammal

Salai C. Ammal

Formazan and 3-nitroformazan have been investigated at abinitio level (MP2/6-31G** and B3LYP/6-31G**) in all their possible conformations, for studying the various possibilities of intramolecular hydrogen bonding formation. The trans-syn-s-cis (TSSC), known also asyellowform, has been found to be the most stable conformer (at least in the gas phase) in both compounds. This particular structure is strongly stabilized by a N–H···N hydrogen bridge, which gives rise to a hexatomic chelate ring, with the possibility of a proton transfer process.This closely resembles that of malondialdehyde, previously studied, in the evolution of the potential energy shape but with ...


Modeling The Noble Metal/Tio2 (110) Interface With Hybrid Dft Functionals: A Periodic Electrostatic Embedded Cluster Model Study, Salai Ammal, Andreas Heyden May 2015

Modeling The Noble Metal/Tio2 (110) Interface With Hybrid Dft Functionals: A Periodic Electrostatic Embedded Cluster Model Study, Salai Ammal, Andreas Heyden

Salai C. Ammal

The interaction of Aun and Ptn (n=2,3) clusters with the stoichiometric and partially reduced rutile TiO2 (110) surfaces has been investigated using periodic slab and periodic electrostatic embedded cluster models. Compared to Au clusters, Pt clusters interact strongly with both stoichiometric and reduced TiO2 (110) surfaces and are able to enhance the reducibility of the TiO2 (110) surface, i.e., reduce the oxygen vacancy formation energy. The focus of this study is the effect of Hartree–Fock exchange on the description of the strength of chemical bonds at the interface of Au/Pt clusters and the TiO2 (110 ...


Obtaining Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductivity In Perovskite Oxides In A Reducing Environment: A Computational Prediction For Doped Srtio3, S. Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, G. Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Kevin Huang, Hans-Conrad Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden May 2015

Obtaining Mixed Ionic/Electronic Conductivity In Perovskite Oxides In A Reducing Environment: A Computational Prediction For Doped Srtio3, S. Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, G. Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Kevin Huang, Hans-Conrad Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Computer-Aided Design Of Novel Heterogeneous Catalysts—A Combinatorial Computational Chemistry Approach, K. Yajima, Y. Ueda, H. Tsuruya, T. Kanougi, Y. Oumi, Salai Ammal, S. Takami, M. Kubo, A. Miyamoto May 2015

Computer-Aided Design Of Novel Heterogeneous Catalysts—A Combinatorial Computational Chemistry Approach, K. Yajima, Y. Ueda, H. Tsuruya, T. Kanougi, Y. Oumi, Salai Ammal, S. Takami, M. Kubo, A. Miyamoto

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Dynamic Path Bifurcation For The Beckmann Reaction: Observation And Implication, H. Yamataka, M. Sato, H. Hasegawa, Salai Ammal May 2015

Dynamic Path Bifurcation For The Beckmann Reaction: Observation And Implication, H. Yamataka, M. Sato, H. Hasegawa, Salai Ammal

Salai C. Ammal

The reaction of oximes to amides, known as the Beckmann rearrangement, may undergo fragmentation to form carbocations + nitriles instead of amides when the cations have reasonable stability. The reactions of oxime derivatives of 1-substituted-phenyl-2-propanones and 3-substituted-phenyl-2-butanones in aqueous solvents gave both rearrangement and fragmentation products, the ratio of which was dependent on substituents. Transition state (TS) optimizations and intrinsic reaction coordinate (IRC) calculations for the reaction of 1-phenyl-2-propanone oximes showed that there is a single TS for each substituted compound. The IRC path from the TS either led to a rearrangement product or a fragmentation product depending on the substituent ...


Density Functional Theory Calculations Of Molecular Nitrogen On A Ruthenium Cluster, K. Shrivastavaa, Salai Ammal, H. Tsuruya, S. Takami, A. Endou, M. Kubo, K. Teraishi, A. Miyamoto, A. Ozaki May 2015

Density Functional Theory Calculations Of Molecular Nitrogen On A Ruthenium Cluster, K. Shrivastavaa, Salai Ammal, H. Tsuruya, S. Takami, A. Endou, M. Kubo, K. Teraishi, A. Miyamoto, A. Ozaki

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Ab Initio And Dft Investigations Of Lithium/Hydrogen Bonded Complexes Of Trimethylamine, Dimethyl Ether And Dimethyl Sulfide, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam May 2015

Ab Initio And Dft Investigations Of Lithium/Hydrogen Bonded Complexes Of Trimethylamine, Dimethyl Ether And Dimethyl Sulfide, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam

Salai C. Ammal

Ab initio and DFT computations have been carried out on LiF and HF complexes of a set of n-donors viz. trimethylamine, dimethyl ether and dimethyl sulfide with a 6-31++G(d,p) basis set. The effect of correlation has been included with MP2, MP4 and DFT calculations. NBO analyses of the wavefunctions have been performed to examine the intermolecular interaction at the orbital level. Calculations reveal that these donors form strong n→σ* complexes and computed binding energies of the (CH3)2O···HF complex agree very well with the experimental binding energies from IR spectroscopy. LiF forms stronger ...


Π-Systems As Lithium/Hydrogen Bond Acceptors: Some Theoretical Observations, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam May 2015

Π-Systems As Lithium/Hydrogen Bond Acceptors: Some Theoretical Observations, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam

Salai C. Ammal

Ab initio calculations at the Hartree–Fock and correlated levels and density functional theory calculations have been performed with 6-31++G(d,p) and 6-311++G(d,p)basis sets on LiF and HF complexes of benzene, ethylene, and acetylene. Complex binding energies have been corrected for basis set superposition error, and zero point energy corrections have been done on Hartree–Fock binding energies. Computed results indicate that the complexes exist in different conformations and among them those with π-lithium and π-hydrogen bonds are the most stable. π-lithium bonds are stronger than π-hydrogen bonds. The computed binding energies and geometry ...


Electron Donor-Acceptor Complexes Of I2 With Diethyl Ether And Diethyl Sulphide. An Ab Initio Mo Study, Salai Ammal, S. Ananthavel, J. Chandrasekhar, P. Venuvanalingam, M. Hegde May 2015

Electron Donor-Acceptor Complexes Of I2 With Diethyl Ether And Diethyl Sulphide. An Ab Initio Mo Study, Salai Ammal, S. Ananthavel, J. Chandrasekhar, P. Venuvanalingam, M. Hegde

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Combinatorial Computational Chemistry Approach To The Design Of Metal Oxide Electronics Materials, B. Rodion, Salai Ammal, Y. Inaba, Y. Oumi, S. Takami, M. Kubo, A. Miyamoto, M. Kawasaki, M. Yoshimoto, H. Koinuma May 2015

Combinatorial Computational Chemistry Approach To The Design Of Metal Oxide Electronics Materials, B. Rodion, Salai Ammal, Y. Inaba, Y. Oumi, S. Takami, M. Kubo, A. Miyamoto, M. Kawasaki, M. Yoshimoto, H. Koinuma

Salai C. Ammal

Combinatorial chemistry has been developed as an experimental method where it is possible to synthesize hundreds of samples all at once and examine their properties. Recently, we introduced the concept of combinatorial approach to computational chemistry for material design and proposed a new method called `a combinatorial computational chemistry'. In this approach, the effects of large number of dopants, substrates, and buffer layers on the structures, electronic states, and properties of metal oxide electronics material is estimated systematically using computer simulations techniques, in order to predict the best dopant, substrate, and buffer layer for each metal oxide electronics materials.


Lithium Bonding Interaction In H2Cy⋯Lif (Y=O,S) Complexes: A Theoretical Probe, Salai Cheettu Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam, S. Pal May 2015

Lithium Bonding Interaction In H2Cy⋯Lif (Y=O,S) Complexes: A Theoretical Probe, Salai Cheettu Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam, S. Pal

Salai C. Ammal

Ab initio calculations at 6-31++G(d,p) level have been done on H2CY⋯LiF (Y=O,S) complexes choosing ten possible orientations in each complex. The effect of correlation on complex binding energies has been studied via single point MP2 (full) calculations done on 6-31++G(d,p) geometry. Binding energies have been corrected for basis set superposition error. Frequency calculations confirm that H2CO⋯LiF and H2CS⋯LiF complexes have three and two stable forms, respectively. The most stable form in each complex has been found to have a strong lithium bonding interaction and a secondary hydrogen bondinginteraction. NBO ...


Chemical Interaction Of Nf3 With Si (Part Ii): Density Functional Calculation Studies, A. Endou, T. Little, A. Yamada, K. Teraishi, M. Kubo, Salai Ammal, A. Miyamoto, M. Kitajima, F. Ohuchi May 2015

Chemical Interaction Of Nf3 With Si (Part Ii): Density Functional Calculation Studies, A. Endou, T. Little, A. Yamada, K. Teraishi, M. Kubo, Salai Ammal, A. Miyamoto, M. Kitajima, F. Ohuchi

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Density Functional Theory Study On The Electronic Structure Of N- And P-Type Doped Srtio3 At Anodic Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Conditions, S. Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, G. Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Hans-Conrad Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden May 2015

Density Functional Theory Study On The Electronic Structure Of N- And P-Type Doped Srtio3 At Anodic Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Conditions, S. Suthirakun, Salai Ammal, G. Xiao, Fanglin Chen, Hans-Conrad Zur Loye, Andreas Heyden

Salai C. Ammal

The electronic conductivity and thermodynamic stability of mixed n-type and p-type doped SrTiO3 have been investigated at anodic solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) conditions using density functional theory (DFT) calculations. In particular, constrained ab initio thermodynamic calculations have been performed to evaluate the phase stability and reducibility of various Nb- and Ga-doped SrTiO3 at synthesized and anodic SOFC conditions. The density of states (DOS) of these materials was analyzed to study the effects of n- and p-doping on the electronic conductivity. In agreement with experimental observations, we find that the transformation from 20% Nb-doped Sr-deficient SrTiO3 to a non-Sr-deficient phase ...


Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy Of Complexes Of Bromine With N-Donors In The Vapor Phase, S. Ananthavel, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam, J. Chandrasekhar, M. Hegde May 2015

Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy Of Complexes Of Bromine With N-Donors In The Vapor Phase, S. Ananthavel, Salai Ammal, P. Venuvanalingam, J. Chandrasekhar, M. Hegde

Salai C. Ammal

No abstract provided.


Data Management And Visualization Of X-Ray Diffraction Spectra From Thin Film Ternary Composition Spreads, I. Takeuchi, C. Long, O. Famodu, M. Murakami, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, G. Rubloff, M. Stukowski, K. Rajan Mar 2015

Data Management And Visualization Of X-Ray Diffraction Spectra From Thin Film Ternary Composition Spreads, I. Takeuchi, C. Long, O. Famodu, M. Murakami, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, G. Rubloff, M. Stukowski, K. Rajan

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

We discuss techniques for managing and visualizing x-ray diffraction spectrum data for thin film composition spreads which map large fractions of ternary compositional phase diagrams. An in-house x-ray microdiffractometer is used to obtain spectra from over 500 different compositions on an individual spread. The MATLAB software is used to quickly organize the data and create various plots from which one can quickly grasp different information regarding structural and phase changes across the composition spreads. Such exercises are valuable in rapidly assessing the “overall” picture of the structural evolution across phase diagrams before focusing in on specific composition regions for detailed ...


The Effect Of Copt Crystallinity And Grain Texturing On Properties Of Exchange-Coupled Fe/Copt Systems, H. Oguchi, A. Zambano, M. Yu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, D. Banerjee, Y. Liu, Z. Wang, J. Liu, S. Lofland, D. Josell, I. Takeuchi Mar 2015

The Effect Of Copt Crystallinity And Grain Texturing On Properties Of Exchange-Coupled Fe/Copt Systems, H. Oguchi, A. Zambano, M. Yu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, D. Banerjee, Y. Liu, Z. Wang, J. Liu, S. Lofland, D. Josell, I. Takeuchi

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

The effect of the crystallinity and the grain texturing of CoPt hard layers on exchange coupled Fe/CoPt soft/hard magnetic systems was studied using gradient thickness multilayer thin films. We have studied the hard layer structures by transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction, and characterized the exchange coupling interaction through magnetization loops obtained by the magneto-optical Kerr effect measurement. We found that exchange coupling strongly depends on the crystalline characteristics of the CoPt hard layer. There is correlation between the mixture of different grain orientations of the CoPt hard layer and coupling efficiency. In particular, interlayer coupling is enhanced ...


Applications Of High Throughput (Combinatorial) Methodologies To Electronic, Magnetic, Optical, And Energy-Related Materials, Martin L. Green, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers Mar 2015

Applications Of High Throughput (Combinatorial) Methodologies To Electronic, Magnetic, Optical, And Energy-Related Materials, Martin L. Green, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

High throughput (combinatorial) materials science methodology is a relatively new research paradigm that offers the promise of rapid and efficient materials screening, optimization, and discovery. The paradigm started in the pharmaceutical industry but was rapidly adopted to accelerate materials research in a wide variety of areas. High throughput experiments are characterized by synthesis of a “library” sample that contains the materials variation of interest (typically composition), and rapid and localized measurement schemes that result in massive data sets. Because the data are collected at the same time on the same “library” sample, they can be highly uniform with respect to ...


Rapid Structural Mapping Of Ternary Metallic Alloy Systems Using The Combinatorial Approach And Cluster Analysis, C. Long, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, M. Murakami, R. Srivastava, I. Takeuchi, V. Karen, X. Li Mar 2015

Rapid Structural Mapping Of Ternary Metallic Alloy Systems Using The Combinatorial Approach And Cluster Analysis, C. Long, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, M. Murakami, R. Srivastava, I. Takeuchi, V. Karen, X. Li

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

We are developing a procedure for the quick identification of structural phases in thin film composition spread experiments which map large fractions of compositional phase diagrams of ternary metallic alloy systems. An in-house scanning x-ray microdiffractometer is used to obtain x-ray spectra from 273 different compositions on a single composition spread library. A cluster analysissoftware is then used to sort the spectra into groups in order to rapidly discover the distribution of phases on the ternary diagram. The most representative pattern of each group is then compared to a database of known structures to identify known phases. Using this method ...


Interphase Exchange Coupling In Fe/Sm-Co Bilayers With Gradient Fe Thickness, Ming-Hui Yu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jing Li, Z. Wang, J. Liu, S. Lofland, Somdev Tyagi, J. Freeland, D. Giubertoni, M. Bersani, M. Anderle Mar 2015

Interphase Exchange Coupling In Fe/Sm-Co Bilayers With Gradient Fe Thickness, Ming-Hui Yu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jing Li, Z. Wang, J. Liu, S. Lofland, Somdev Tyagi, J. Freeland, D. Giubertoni, M. Bersani, M. Anderle

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

We have fabricated Fe∕Sm–Co bilayers with gradient Fe thicknesses in order to systematically study the dependence of exchange coupling on the thickness of the Fe layer. The Fe layer was deposited at two different temperatures (150 and 300°C) to study the effect of deposition temperature on the exchange coupling. Magneto-optical Kerr effect and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) have been employed as nondestructive rapid characterization tools to map the magnetic properties of the gradient samples. Systematic enhancement in exchange coupling between the soft layer and the hard layer is observed as the soft layer thickness is decreased ...


High-Throughput Screening Of Shape Memory Alloy Thin-Film Spreads Using Nanoindentation, Arpit Dwivedi, Thomas Wyrobek, Oden Warren, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Olubenga Famodu, Ichiro Takeuchi Mar 2015

High-Throughput Screening Of Shape Memory Alloy Thin-Film Spreads Using Nanoindentation, Arpit Dwivedi, Thomas Wyrobek, Oden Warren, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Olubenga Famodu, Ichiro Takeuchi

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

We have demonstrated the utility of nanoindentation as a rapid characterization tool for mapping shape memoryalloy compositions in combinatorial thin-film libraries. Nanoindentation was performed on Ni–Mn–Al ternary composition spreads. The indentation hardness and the reduced elastic modulus were mapped across a large fraction of the ternary phase diagram. The large shape memoryalloy composition region, located around the Heusler composition (Ni2MnAl), was found to display significant departure in these mechanical properties from the rest of the composition spread. In particular, the modulus and the hardness values are lower for the martensite region than those of the rest of the ...


Note: A Simple Thermal Gradient Annealing Unit For The Treatment Of Thin Films, C. Metting, Johnathan Bunn, Ellen Underwood, Yihao Zhu, G. Koley, T. Crawford, Jason Hattrick-Simpers Mar 2015

Note: A Simple Thermal Gradient Annealing Unit For The Treatment Of Thin Films, C. Metting, Johnathan Bunn, Ellen Underwood, Yihao Zhu, G. Koley, T. Crawford, Jason Hattrick-Simpers

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

A gradient annealing cell has been developed for the high-throughput study of thermalannealing effects on thin-film libraries in different environments. The inexpensive gradientannealing unit permits temperature gradients as large as 28 °C/mm and can accommodate samples ranging in length from 13 mm to 51 mm. The system was validated by investigating the effects of annealing temperature on the crystallinity, resistivity, and transparency of tin-doped indium oxide deposited on a glass substrate by magnetron sputtering. The unit developed in this work will permit the rapid optimization of materials properties such as crystallinity, homogeneity, and conductivity across a variety of applications.


Combinatorial Investigation Of Magnetostriction In Fe-Fa And Fe-Ga-Al, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers, Dwight Hunter, Corneliu M. Craciunescu, Kyu Sung Jang, Makoto Murakami, James Cullen, Manfred Wuttig, Ichiro Takeuchi, Samuel E. Lofland, Leonid Bendersky, Noble Woo, Robert Bruce Vandover, Toshiya Takahashi, Yasubumi Furuya Mar 2015

Combinatorial Investigation Of Magnetostriction In Fe-Fa And Fe-Ga-Al, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers, Dwight Hunter, Corneliu M. Craciunescu, Kyu Sung Jang, Makoto Murakami, James Cullen, Manfred Wuttig, Ichiro Takeuchi, Samuel E. Lofland, Leonid Bendersky, Noble Woo, Robert Bruce Vandover, Toshiya Takahashi, Yasubumi Furuya

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

A high-throughput high-sensitivity optical technique for measuringmagnetostriction of thin-film composition-spread samples has been developed. It determines the magnetostriction by measuring the induced deflection of micromachined cantilever unimorph samples. Magnetostrictionmeasurements have been performed on as-deposited Fe–Ga and Fe–Ga–Al thin-film composition spreads. The thin-film Fe–Ga spreads display a similar compositional variation of magnetostriction as bulk. A previously undiscovered peak in magnetostriction at low Ga content was also observed and attributed to a maximum in the magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Magnetostrictive mapping of the Fe–Ga–Al ternary system reveals the possibility of substituting up to 8at.%Al in Fe70 ...


Characterization Of Magnetic Degradation Mechanism In A High Neutron-Flux Environment, Adib Samin, Jie Qiu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Liyang Dai-Hattrick, Yuan Zheng, Lei Cao Mar 2015

Characterization Of Magnetic Degradation Mechanism In A High Neutron-Flux Environment, Adib Samin, Jie Qiu, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Liyang Dai-Hattrick, Yuan Zheng, Lei Cao

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

No abstract provided.


Optical Cell For Combinatorial In Situ Raman Spectroscopic Measurements Of Hydrogen Storage Materials At High Pressures And Temperatures, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Wilbur Hurst, Sesha Srinivasan, James Maslar Mar 2015

Optical Cell For Combinatorial In Situ Raman Spectroscopic Measurements Of Hydrogen Storage Materials At High Pressures And Temperatures, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, Wilbur Hurst, Sesha Srinivasan, James Maslar

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

An optical cell is described for high-throughput backscattering Raman spectroscopic measurements of hydrogen storagematerials at pressures up to 10 MPa and temperatures up to 823 K. High throughput is obtained by employing a 60 mm diameter × 9 mm thick sapphire window, with a corresponding 50 mm diameter unobstructed optical aperture. To reproducibly seal this relatively large window to the cell body at elevated temperatures and pressures, a gold o-ring is employed. The sample holder-to-window distance is adjustable, making this cell design compatible with optical measurement systems incorporating lenses of significantly different focal lengths, e.g., microscope objectives and single element ...


Demonstration Of Magnetoelectric Scanning Probe Microscopy, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers, Liyang Dai, Manfred Wuttig, Ichiro Takeuchi, Eckhard Quandt Mar 2015

Demonstration Of Magnetoelectric Scanning Probe Microscopy, Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers, Liyang Dai, Manfred Wuttig, Ichiro Takeuchi, Eckhard Quandt

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

A near-field room temperature scanning magnetic probe microscope has been developed using a laminated magnetoelectric sensor. The simple trilayer longitudinal-transverse mode sensor, fabricated using Metglas as the magnetostrictive layer and polyvinylidene fluoride as the piezoelectric layer, shows an ac field sensitivity of 467±3μV∕Oe in the measured frequency range of 200Hz–8kHz. The microscope was used to image a 2mm diameter ring carrying an ac current as low as 10−5A. ac fields as small as 3×10−10T have been detected.


An Infrared Imaging Method For High-Throughput Combinatorial Investigation Of Hydrogenation-Dehydrogenation And New Phase Formation Of Thin Films, H. Oguchi, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, I. Takeuchi, E. Heilweil, L. Bendersky Mar 2015

An Infrared Imaging Method For High-Throughput Combinatorial Investigation Of Hydrogenation-Dehydrogenation And New Phase Formation Of Thin Films, H. Oguchi, Jason Hattrick-Simpers, I. Takeuchi, E. Heilweil, L. Bendersky

Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

We have developed an infrared imaging setup enabling in situ infrared images to be acquired, and expanded on capabilities of an infrared imaging as a high-throughput screening technique, determination of a critical thickness of a Pd capping layer which significantly blocks infrared emission from below, enhancement of sensitivity to hydrogenation and dehydrogenation by normalizing raw infrared intensity of a Mg thin film to an inert reference, rapid and systematic screening of hydrogenation and dehydrogenation properties of a Mg–Ni composition spread covered by a thickness gradient Pd capping layer, and detection of formation of a Mg2Si phase in a Mg ...