Resource-Efficient Technologies 2018-06-20T13:03:46+07:00 Panasenko Elena Open Journal Systems <p><em>Resource-Efficient Technologies</em>&nbsp;is an international journal that publishes research and review articles, short communications, commentaries, and book reviews in the ever broadening field of sustainable and resource-efficient technologies, which reduce energy and materials consumption, reduce or completely eliminate toxic waste, develop closed-loop recycling technologies with the purpose of sustainable, economically efficient and socially responsible use of all natural resources and man-made product</p> METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS APPLIED FOR WATER PURIFICATION 2018-06-20T13:03:46+07:00 Open Journal Systems TPU Administrator <p>Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) which are materials constructed from metal ions/clusters bridged with organic linkers have emerged as an important family of porous materials for widely varying applications. The purification of water polluted with both of organic and inorganic contaminants is a potentially promising application of MOFs since the chemical and thermal properties of the porous materials are easily tunable, e.g. ligand modification, different metal, etc. The demonstration of alignment and the obtained insights facilitate the direction of designing ideal MOF materials with improved water stability for application in water purification. This review gives a brief overview and will be beneficial to the design, functionalization, and promotion of the development of MOFs as adsorbent materials for applications in water purification.</p> 2018-03-14T08:50:22+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## THERMODYNAMIC UNCERTAINTY RELATION AS A FUNDAMENTAL ASPECT OF QUANTUM THERMODYNAMICS 2018-06-20T13:03:43+07:00 Anton А. Artamonov Еvgeny Plotnikov <p>The paper addresses physics of thermodynamic fluctuations in temperature and energy. These fluctuations are interrelated and, hence, can affect various micro- and macro systems. It is shown that the thermodynamic uncertainty relation must be taken into account in the physics of superconductivity, in quantum computations and other branches of science, where temperature and energy fluctuations play a critical role. One of the most important applications of quantum thermodynamics is quantum computers. It is assumed that in the near future the state structures will create a specific quantum cryptocurrency obtained using quantum computing. The quantum cryptocurrency exhibits two main features: the maximum reliability (quantum protection against hacking threats) and the possibility of state control (at the moment, only large scientific state centers have quantum computers).</p> <p>The paper reviews the studies aimed to theoretically prove the validity of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation. This relation connects fluctuations in temperature and energy of a system. Other similar relations are considered, including the relationship between fluctuations in pressure and volume, in entropy and temperature, and others. The main purpose of the paper is to validate the thermodynamic analogue of the uncertainty relation that interconnects temperature and energy fluctuations.</p> <p>Experimental data was obtained on the basis of the study of the transport properties of semiconductor devices – transistors. In the experiment, the transport properties of a pair of semiconductor transistors placed on a single silicon crystal were studied. In this system, one transistor was used to determine temperature fluctuations, and the other one was employed to estimate energy fluctuations.</p> <p>The key role of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation in modern thermodynamics has been clarified. The performed experimental studies confirm the validity of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation.</p> 2018-03-20T13:01:51+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH OF DOUBLE-SIDED SOLAR MODULES EFFICIENCY IN THE CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF CENTRAL KAZAKHSTAN 2018-06-20T13:03:45+07:00 Alexey Yurchenko Vyacheslav Yugay Elena Neshina <p>The article presents studies of double-sided solar modules in Kazakhstan. To conduct an experimental research of double-sided solar modules efficiency in the climatic conditions of Central Kazakhstan we have created an experimental solar power plant (SPP) located on the territory of Karaganda State Technical University. The solar power plant consists of four photovoltaic modules of KZ PV 270 M72 type and four photovoltaic modules of FSM-185D type. The rotary system was not used; solar panels are southward (directed to the south). The comparison was made with the solar power plant without orientation system which uses four photovoltaic modules of KZ PV 270 M72 type produced by Astana Solar LLP.</p> <p>The statistical analysis of information with an assessment of parameters of distribution and criteria for processing of results of scientific experiment is carried out. The correlation and regression analysis is performed. The least square method (coefficient calculation) is used in data processing. We have developed the computational model simulating the SPP by means of which the theoretical averaged values of energy amount generated in kWh/day have been obtained, and the actual values have been received by in-use measurements of SPP parameters within a year. The results of this work showed that the use of double-sided solar modules in Kazakhstan is very promising and can be a decisive factor for their widespread use with the tendency to lower prices.</p> 2018-03-18T16:21:42+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ANALYSIS OF A TWO-CRYSTAL DELAY LINE FOR FEMTOSECOND PULSES OF THE X-RAY FREE ELECTRON LASER 2018-06-20T13:03:43+07:00 V. A. Bushuev I. A. Petrov <p>Using the methods of statistical optics the formation of delayed X-ray pulses in the diffraction reflection of an incident pulse with an arbitrary degree of temporal coherence from a system of parallel crystals with different lattice periods is considered. The results are of interest for constructing delay lines in experiments with a time resolution of the pump-and-probe type and realizing of the self-seeding mode to increase the degree of temporal coherence of the X-ray free-electron laser radiation.</p> <p>A rigorous theory of dynamic diffraction in Bragg geometry is applied to the diffraction reflection of short X-ray pulses from a system of two parallel crystals with arbitrary thicknesses, and also, for a system of two pairs of parallel crystals. The dependence of the delay time and the intensity of the delayed pulses on the thickness of the crystals and the distances between them are analyzed. Since the pulses from the X-ray free electron laser have high spatial coherence, i.e. a small angular divergence, but very poor temporal coherence, special attention is paid to the effect of the degree of temporal coherence on the width of the energy spectrum of the incident pulses and on the influence of this width on the intensity of the delayed pulses.</p> 2018-03-23T15:17:11+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ANALYSIS OF X-RAY WHISPERING GALLERY WAVES PROPAGATING ALONG LIQUID MENISCUSES 2018-06-20T13:03:45+07:00 L. I. Goray <p>X-ray diffraction and fluorescence of whispering galleries (WGs) which propagate along meniscuses of deionized water or silica hydrosols enriched by CsOH have been analyzed for the first time. The measurements have been performed using the diffractometer with a moving tube-detector system. The X-ray beam rotation angle reached a maximum value of 4° on a silica hydrosol sample. The WG mode propagating near the surface of a concave meniscus as well as the fluorescence intensity have been found from a solution of the respective Helmholtz equations. For analysis of intensities of the X-ray scattering and fluorescence we have used a two-layer model of the liquid with the upper non-uniform corrugated layer in which the concentration of levitating Cs<sup>+</sup> ions near the surface has a maximum derived from the experiment in the hydrosol depth of ~ 15 nm for SiO<sub>2</sub> particle sizes of ~ 5÷7 nm. In order to determine the fluorescence intensity we have used the approach based on a method of fundamental parameters using the reciprocity theorem.</p> 2018-03-16T14:52:02+07:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##