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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912039/acquired-heart-disease-superimposed-on-congenital-heart-disease
#1
D Luke Glancy
A 50-year-old man with a murmur since birth developed systemic arterial hypertension as an adult. He came to the hospital because of dyspnea. He had a pulmonic valve ejection click and a murmur of pulmonic stenosis. His echocardiogram showed biventricular hypertrophy, a flat ventricular septum, a D-shaped left ventricle, systolic doming of the pulmonic valve, and Doppler evidence of a 70 mm Hg peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve and a peak right ventricular systolic pressure of 100 mm Hg...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893063/multi-step-heterogeneous-nucleation-in-binary-mixtures-of-charged-colloidal-spheres
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Jianing Liu, Tong Shen, Zhao Hua Yang, Shu Zhang, Guang Yu Sun
Nucleation plays a decisive role in determining the crystal structure and size distribution. But still understanding of the fundamentals of nucleation is quite limited. Particularly, it is unclear whether a nucleus forms spontaneously from solution via a single- or multiple-step process. Here, we show how a binary mixture of charged colloidal spheres nucleates heterogeneously on a flat substrate by means of Bragg microscopy, laser diffraction and laser microscopy. In contrast to the conventional one-step and two-step nucleation mechanisms, a novel pathway of multi-step heterogeneous nucleation under certain experimental conditions is highlighted by four steps: initial homogeneous fluid → prenucleation clusters → pre-ordered prenucleation clusters → intermediate ordered phase → final crystal...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885848/structure-and-interfacial-tension-of-a-hard-rod-fluid-in-planar-confinement
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Paul E Brumby, H H Wensink, Andrew John Haslam, George Jackson
The structural properties and interfacial tension of a fluid of hard-spherocylinder rod-like particles in contact with hard structureless flat walls are studied by means of Monte Carlo simulation. The calculated surface tension between the rod fluid and the substrate is characterized by a non-monotonic trend as a function of bulk concentration (density) over the range of isotropic bulk concentrations. As suggested by earlier theoretical studies, a surface-ordering scenario can be confirmed from our simulations: the local orientational order close to the wall changes from uniaxial to biaxial nematic when the bulk concentration reaches about 85% of the value at the onset of the isotropic-nematic phase transition...
September 8, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808586/quality-of-vision-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-fluid-dissection-compared-to-penetrating-keratoplasty-for-the-treatment-of-keratoconus
#4
Islam Mahmoud Hamdi, Momen Mahmoud Hamdi
PURPOSE: To compare the visual quality of patients with keratoconus who underwent penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) or deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) with fluid dissection. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, observational study. METHODS: Twelve eyes that underwent PKP (PKP group) were compared to 24 eyes that underwent DALK (DALK group) after complete removal of sutures and stability of refraction. Visual, refractive, corneal topographic, corneal aberrometry, and ocular aberrometry parameters were compared for both groups...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808251/continuous-production-of-macroporous-films-an-alternative-to-breath-figure-assembly
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Nazia Noor, Joachim Koll, Clarissa Abetz, Heiko Notzke, Volker Abetz
Despite the need for sophisticated instrumentation, breath figure assembly (BFA) methods are restricted to produce macroporous films on a tiny scale so far. The current study narrates the fabrication of macroporous films in hollow fiber geometry which extends to adopt the method for continuous production of isoporous surfaces from commercially available low-priced polymer materials. The fabrication of the films in the hollow fiber geometry is carried out by a co-centric quadruple orifice spinneret through which four different liquids are co-extruded simultaneously: bore fluid (to fill the lumen of the fiber), support layer solution, glycerol, and an isoporous film forming solution through the outer most orifice...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792730/rough-adhesive-hydrogels-rad-gels-for-underwater-adhesion
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Laura C Bradley, Nathan D Bade, Lisa M Mariani, Kevin T Turner, Daeyeon Lee, Kathleen J Stebe
In this work, underwater adhesion is achieved between biocompatible hydrogels and a suite of substrates. Surface roughness, which is typically detrimental for adhesion in air, is shown to be beneficial for underwater adhesion. Contact between the hydrogels with macroscopically flat substrates, and the resulting nonspecific chemical interaction, is facilitated by surface roughness, which enables drainage of the lubricating fluid layer. Hydrogel composition plays an important role in tuning the gel elasticity and interaction with the substrate...
August 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782959/line-tension-of-twist-free-carbon-nanotube-lyotropic-liquid-crystal-microdroplets-on-solid-surfaces
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Vida Jamali, Evan G Biggers, Paul van der Schoot, Matteo Pasquali
Line tension, i.e., the force on a three-phase contact line, has been a subject of extensive research due to its impact on technological applications including nanolithography and nanofluidics. However, there is no consensus on the sign and magnitude of the line tension, mainly because it only affects the shape of small droplets, below the length scale dictated by the ratio of line tension to surface tension σ/τ. This ratio is related to the size of constitutive molecules in the system, which translates to a nanometer for conventional fluids...
August 23, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772553/the-effect-of-welding-energy-on-the-microstructural-and-mechanical-properties-of-ultrasonic-welded-copper-joints
#8
Jingwei Yang, Biao Cao, Qinghua Lu
The effects of welding energy on the mechanical and microstructural characteristics of ultrasonic-welded pure copper plates were investigated. Complex dynamic recrystallization and grain growth occurred inside the weld zone during ultrasonic welding. At a low welding energy, a thin band of straight weld interfaces was observed and had an ultra-fine grain structure. With an increase in welding energy, the weld interface progressively changed from flat to sinusoidal, and eventually turned into a convoluted wavy pattern, bearing similarities to shear instabilities, as observed in fluid dynamics...
February 16, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764342/drying-and-wetting-transitions-of-a-lennard-jones-fluid-simulations-and-density-functional-theory
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Robert Evans, Maria C Stewart, Nigel B Wilding
We report a theoretical and simulation study of the drying and wetting phase transitions of a truncated Lennard-Jones fluid at a flat structureless wall. Binding potential calculations predict that the nature of these transitions depends on whether the wall-fluid attraction has a long ranged (LR) power law decay or is instead truncated, rendering it short ranged (SR). Using grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation and classical density functional theory, we examine both cases in detail. We find that for the LR case wetting is first order, while drying is continuous (critical) and occurs exactly at zero attractive wall strength, i...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754722/fixed-dosing-of-monoclonal-antibodies-in-oncology
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Jeroen J M A Hendrikx, John B A G Haanen, Emile E Voest, Jan H M Schellens, Alwin D R Huitema, Jos H Beijnen
Most monoclonal antibodies in oncology are administered in body-size-based dosing schedules. This is believed to correct for variability in both drug distribution and elimination between patients. However, monoclonal antibodies typically distribute to the blood plasma and extracellular fluids only, which increase less than proportionally with the increase in body weight. Elimination takes place via proteolytic catabolism, a nonspecific immunoglobulin G elimination pathway, and intracellular degradation after binding to the target...
July 28, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734180/bottom-up-assembly-of-salivary-gland-microtissues-for-assessing-myoepithelial-cell-function
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Tugba Ozdemir, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Daniel R Zakheim, Daniel A Harrington, Robert L Witt, Mary C Farach-Carson, Xinqiao Jia, Swati Pradhan-Bhatt
Myoepithelial cells are flat, stellate cells present in exocrine tissues including the salivary glands. While myoepithelial cells have been studied extensively in mammary and lacrimal gland tissues, less is known of the function of myoepithelial cells derived from human salivary glands. Several groups have isolated tumorigenic myoepithelial cells from cancer specimens, however, only one report has demonstrated isolation of normal human salivary myoepithelial cells needed for use in salivary gland tissue engineering applications...
October 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722444/topographically-flat-nanoplasmonic-sensor-chips-for-biosensing-and-materials-science
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Ferry Anggoro Ardy Nugroho, Rickard Frost, Tomasz J Antosiewicz, Joachim Fritzsche, Elin M Larsson Langhammer, Christoph Langhammer
Nanoplasmonic sensors typically comprise arrangements of noble metal nanoparticles on a dielectric support. Thus, they are intrinsically characterized by surface topography with corrugations at the 10-100 nm length scale. While irrelevant in some bio- and chemosensing applications, it is also to be expected that the surface topography significantly influences the interaction between solids, fluids, nanoparticles and (bio)molecules, and the nanoplasmonic sensor surface. To address this issue, we present a wafer-scale nanolithography-based fabrication approach for high-temperature compatible, chemically inert, topographically flat, and laterally homogeneous nanoplasmonic sensor chips...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715329/phased-array-imaging-of-complex-geometry-composite-components
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Alex J Brath, Francesco Simonetti, Francesco Simonetti
Progress in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and the availability of new composite materials are driving major advances in the design of aerospace engine components which now have highly complex geometries optimized to maximize system performance. However, shape complexity poses significant challenges to traditional non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods whose sensitivity and selectivity rapidly decrease as surface curvature increases. Additionally, new aerospace materials typically exhibit an intricate microstructure that further complicates the inspection...
July 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709335/entropic-multirelaxation-time-lattice-boltzmann-method-for-moving-and-deforming-geometries-in-three-dimensions
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B Dorschner, S S Chikatamarla, I V Karlin
Entropic lattice Boltzmann methods have been developed to alleviate intrinsic stability issues of lattice Boltzmann models for under-resolved simulations. Its reliability in combination with moving objects was established for various laminar benchmark flows in two dimensions in our previous work [B. Dorschner, S. Chikatamarla, F. Bösch, and I. Karlin, J. Comput. Phys. 295, 340 (2015)JCTPAH0021-999110.1016/j.jcp.2015.04.017] as well as for three-dimensional one-way coupled simulations of engine-type geometries in B...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709294/size-dependence-of-the-surface-tension-of-a-free-surface-of-an-isotropic-fluid
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Sergii Burian, Mykola Isaiev, Konstantinos Termentzidis, Vladimir Sysoev, Leonid Bulavin
We report on the size dependence of the surface tension of a free surface of an isotropic fluid. The size dependence of the surface tension is evaluated based on the Gibbs-Tolman-Koenig-Buff equation for positive and negative values of curvatures and the Tolman lengths. For all combinations of positive and negative signs of curvature and the Tolman length, we succeed to have a continuous function, avoiding the existing discontinuity at zero curvature (flat interfaces). As an example, a water droplet in the thermodynamical equilibrium with the vapor is analyzed in detail...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696476/on-the-origin-of-the-driving-force-in-the-marangoni-propelled-gas-bubble-trapping-mechanism
#16
A Miniewicz, C Quintard, H Orlikowska, S Bartkiewicz
Gas bubbles can be trapped and then manipulated with laser light. In this report, we propose the detailed optical trapping mechanism of gas bubbles confined inside a thin light-absorbing liquid layer between two glass plates. The necessary condition of bubble trapping in this case is the direct absorption of light by the solution containing a dye. Due to heat release, fluid whirls propelled by the surface Marangoni effect at the liquid/gas interface emerge and extend to large distances. We report the experimental microscopic observation of the origin of whirls at an initially flat liquid/air interface as well as at the curved interface of a liquid/gas bubble and support this finding with advanced numerical simulations using the finite element method within the COMSOL Multiphysics platform...
July 11, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688449/efficient-chemical-potential-evaluation-with-kinetic-monte-carlo-method-and-non-uniform-external-potential-lennard-jones-fluid-liquid-and-solid
#17
E A Ustinov
The aim of this paper is to present a method of a direct evaluation of the chemical potential of fluid, liquid, and solid with kinetic Monte Carlo simulation. The method is illustrated with the 12-6 Lennard-Jones (LJ) system over a wide range of density and temperature. A distinctive feature of the methodology used in the present study is imposing an external potential on the elongated simulation box to split the system into two equilibrium phases, one of which is substantially diluted. This technique provides a reliable direct evaluation of the chemical potential of the whole non-uniform system (including that of the uniformly distributed dense phase in the central zone of the box), which, for example, is impossible in simulation of the uniform crystalline phase...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674687/effect-of-chemical-grafting-parameters-on-the-manufacture-of-functionalized-pvoh-films-having-controlled-water-solubility
#18
Andreas Haas, Daniel Schlemmer, Uwe Grupa, Markus Schmid
This study investigated the chemical grafting of a single-layer poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVOH) film. The effect of the grafting parameters (grafting time, grafting temperature, and concentration of fatty acid chloride) on the hydrophobicity of the film surface and the film solubility were evaluated. The PVOH substrate film (cold-water soluble at 20°C) was manufactured by flat extrusion and had a thickness of 50 μm (±5 μm). The chemical grafting was performed using the transfer method with palmitoyl chloride (C16)...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618229/staggered-linear-assembly-of-spherical-cap-colloids
#19
Yogesh Shelke, Manigandan Sabapathy, Ethayaraja Mani
Linear assembly of colloidal particles is of fundamental interest in visualizing polymer dynamics and living organisms. We have developed a fluid-fluid interface-based method to synthesize spherical-cap polymeric latex particles. These particles are shown to spontaneously self-assemble in zigzag arrangement. The linear assembly is induced due to the shape anisotropy (one side is curved and the other side is nearly flat) and heterogeneous charge distribution on the particle surfaces. The necessities of these conditions are justified within the framework of DLVO theory...
June 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590759/effects-of-nozzle-geometry-on-the-fluid-dynamics-of-thin-liquid-films-flowing-down-vertical-strings-in-the-rayleigh-plateau-regime
#20
Abolfazl Sadeghpour, Zezhi Zeng, Y Sungtaek Ju
Thin-liquid films flowing down vertical strings undergo instability, creating wavy film profiles and traveling beads. Previous studies assumed that the liquid film thickness and velocity profiles within the healing length from a nozzle were specified by the Nusselt solution, independent of the nozzle geometry. As a result, the influence of the nozzle diameter on the flow characteristics, such as the liquid bead size, spacing, and traveling speed, was largely overlooked. We report an experimental and numerical simulation study on liquid-film flows in the Rayleigh-Plateau regime while systematically varying the nozzle diameter from 0...
June 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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