Synthesis of Stable Bismuth Silicate with Sillenite Structure in the Na2O–Bi2O3–SiO2 System
A combined method for synthesizing a highly dispersed (0.8–2.5 μm) hydrophobic Na2O–
Bi2O3–SiO2 powder (NBS powder) based on solutions of sodium methyl siliconate and bismuth nitrate is
studied. The powder is synthesized at a reduced temperature (100°C). The microstructure and the phase
composition of the resulting compounds in the Na2O–Bi2O3–SiO2 system at different processing temperatures
are investigated. The structural phase transformations in the mineral phases of NBS powder are revealed
in the temperature range of 100–500°C. The metastable bismuth silicate Bi2SiO5 at 400°C is transformed into
stable sillenite with composition Bi12SiO20 having a cubic crystal structure (a = 10.1050 Å). The synthesized
NBS powder can be used as a filler to fabricate highly effective constructional radiation-shielding polymer
composites with tailored properties.
The publication presents the Russian translation of selected chapters from "Dissertatio de Arte Combinatoria" by G.W. Leibniz, one of his earliest works. These chapters were published separately in 1666 under the title "Disputatio Arithmetica de complexionibus" and never translated into Russian. In his introduction the translator analyses the main themes of the "Dissertation" in there connection to the projects of universal science developed by R. Lull, E. Weigel, J. Biesterfeld and in the context of metaphysical and logical researches of Leibniz.
The development of evolutionary thinking is under consideration in the article; heuristic possibilities and possible limits for interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledgeare estimated. It is justified that synthetic, integrative and holistic trends – in contrast to disciplinary differentiation of science in the epoch of Modern time – are predominant in science of the XXI century. Evolutionary thinking which is understood in the most broad sense of its word is based nowadays not only on the theory of biological evolution, but also on the modern theory of complex adaptive systems, network science and nonlinear dynamics. Such a thinking becomes a foundation of a new naturalism which allows us to formulate strategies of evolutionary, naturalistic explanations in epistemology, ethics, politics, aesthetics. Taking as an example evolutionary epistemology, the author analyses its modern trends of development and demonstrates how this field meets interdisciplinary challenges of the modern scientific knowledge.
The purpose of the research is to substantiate the development of integral branch of modern psychology of personality which is defined as personology. The research stresses the need to change dominating analytical approaches to the study of personality for the synthetic approach defined as «science of synthesis». It will reflect multiple ties between different theories and consulting personality models; experience of creating a single semantic space for personality cognition; unity of theoretical, cultural and practical psychology of personality. This triple format of personology is focused on discovery and realization of self-cognition of the personality as well as personality of the personologist being the subject of hermeneutics, theoretical studies and practical activity. The research defines the subject of personology based on positions of synthesis as well as defines the foundation for integration of the personological knowledge, structure of personology, content, method and forms of interaction between cultural, fundamental and consulting psychology.
The The workshop first took place in 2015 as a succession of the Applications of Region Theory (ART) workshop series. After the success of the initial workshop, it is only natural to bring together researchers working on region-based synthesis and process mining again. The ATAED'2016 workshop took place in Torun on June 20-21, 2016 and was a satellite event of both the 37th International Conference on Application and Theory of Petri Nets and Concurrency (Petri Nets 2016) and the 16th International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design (ACSD 2016). Papers related to process mining, region theory and other synthesis techniques were presented at ATAED'2016.
This volume presents new results in the study and optimization of information transmission models in telecommunication networks using different approaches, mainly based on theiries of queueing systems and queueing networks .
The paper provides a number of proposed draft operational guidelines for technology measurement and includes a number of tentative technology definitions to be used for statistical purposes, principles for identification and classification of potentially growing technology areas, suggestions on the survey strategies and indicators. These are the key components of an internationally harmonized framework for collecting and interpreting technology data that would need to be further developed through a broader consultation process. A summary of definitions of technology already available in OECD manuals and the stocktaking results are provided in the Annex section.