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L Pavasaryte, A Katelnikovas, V Klimavicius, V Balevicius, A Krajnc, G Mali, J Plavec, A Kareiva
Nd(3+)-Doped yttrium aluminium garnet and Eu(3+)-Nd(3+)-co-doped yttrium aluminium garnet were synthesized using an environmentally friendly sol-gel method at low temperatures. The results of X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of the powders sintered at 1000 °C showed the purity and formation of monophasic compounds. The phase composition and purity confirmation of the samples were also characterized via FTIR spectroscopy. Desirable microstructural features and particle size of phosphorous materials of the polycrystalline samples were studied via scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
R Del Valle-Zermeño, J Gómez-Manrique, J Giro-Paloma, J Formosa, J M Chimenos
Differences during the last 15years in materials' composition in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) regarding bottom ash (BA) were assessed as a function of particle size (>16, 8-16, 4-8, 2-4, 1-2 and 0-1mm). After sieving, fractions >2mm were carefully washed in order to separate fine particles adhering to bigger particles. The characterization took into account five types of materials: glass (primary and secondary), ceramics (natural and synthetic), non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals and unburned organic matter...
January 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Kerem Turgut Atasoy, Yavuz Tolga Korkmaz, Ersan Odaci, Hatice Hanci
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-level 940 nm laser therapy with energy intensities of 5, 10 and 20 J/cm2 on bone healing in an animal model. A total of 48 female adult Wistar rats underwent surgery to create bone defects in the right tibias. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was applied immediately after surgery and on post-operative days 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 in three study groups with energy intensities of 5 J/cm2, 10 J/cm2 and 20 J/cm2 using a 940 nm Gallium-Aluminium-Arsenide (Ga-Al-As) laser, while one control group underwent only the tibia defect surgery...
January 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
Walter Dukic
PURPOSE: The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the radiopacity of 20 common dental composite luting materials using a digital technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 1-mm-thick specimen of each material with a human tooth slice and aluminium step wedge were tested using digital radiographs under four combinations of exposure and voltage. The radiopacity in pixels was determined using computer software. The equivalent thickness of aluminium for each material was then calculated based on the calibration curve...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Michael J Butler, Mark R Crimmin
The preparation and applications of heterobimetallic complexes continue to occupy researchers in the fields of organometallic, main group, and coordination chemistry. This interest stems from the promise these complexes hold as precursors to materials, reagents in synthesis and as new catalysis. Here we survey and organise the state-of-the-art understanding of the TM-H-M linkage (M = Mg, Zn, Al, Ga). We discuss the structure and bonding in these complexes, their known reactivity, and their largely unrealised potential in catalysis...
January 10, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
S Shabana, S H Sonawane, V Ranganathan, P H Pujjalwar, D V Pinjari, B A Bhanvase, P R Gogate, Muthupandian Ashokkumar
The present work reports on an efficient and simple one pot synthetic approach for aluminium nanoflakes and nanoparticles based on the intensification using ultrasound and provides a comparison with the conventional approach to establish the cutting edge process benefits. In situ passivation of aluminium particles with oleic acid was used as the method of synthesis in both the conventional and ultrasound assisted approaches. The aluminium nanoflakes prepared using the ultrasound assisted approach were subsequently dispersed in di-octyl adipate (DOA) and it was demonstrated that a stable dispersion of aluminium nanoflakes into di-octyl adipate (DOA) is achieved...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Miklós Poór, Balázs Németi, Zoltán Gregus
Arsenate (As(V)) and arsenite (As(III)) are typical sources of acute and chronic arsenic poisoning. Therefore, reducing inner exposure to these arsenicals is a rational objective. Because As(V) mimics phosphate, phosphate binder drugs may decrease the intestinal As(V) absorption. Indeed, lanthanum and aluminium salts and sevelamer removed As(V) from solution in vitro, especially at acidic pH. In mice gavaged with As(V), lanthanum chloride, lanthanum carbonate and aluminium hydroxide given orally also lowered the urinary excretion and tissue levels of As(V) and its metabolites, indicating that they decreased the gastrointestinal As(V) absorption...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Terelle Ramcharan, Ajay Bissessur
The present study describes an improvement in the current electrocoagulation treatment process and focuses on a comparative study for the clean-up of laundry wastewater (LWW) after each wash and rinse cycle by biological and electrocoagulation treatment methods. For biological treatment, the wastewater was treated with a Bacillus strain of aerobic bacteria especially suited for the degradation of fats, lipids, protein, detergents and hydrocarbons. Treatment of the LWW by electrocoagulation involved the oxidation of aluminium metal upon the application of a controlled voltage which produces various aluminium hydroxy species capable of adsorbing pollutants from the wastewater...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
K O Brinkmann, J Zhao, N Pourdavoud, T Becker, T Hu, S Olthof, K Meerholz, L Hoffmann, T Gahlmann, R Heiderhoff, M F Oszajca, N A Luechinger, D Rogalla, Y Chen, B Cheng, T Riedl
The area of thin-film photovoltaics has been overwhelmed by organometal halide perovskites. Unfortunately, serious stability concerns arise with perovskite solar cells. For example, methyl-ammonium lead iodide is known to decompose in the presence of water and, more severely, even under inert conditions at elevated temperatures. Here, we demonstrate inverted perovskite solar cells, in which the decomposition of the perovskite is significantly mitigated even at elevated temperatures. Specifically, we introduce a bilayered electron-extraction interlayer consisting of aluminium-doped zinc oxide and tin oxide...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
Aravind Haripriya, David F Chang, Balakrishnan Vijayakumar, Agrawal Niraj, Madhu Shekhar, Singh Tanpreet, Srinivasan Aravind
PURPOSE: To objectively assess the long-term posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) capsulotomy rate of a square-edge (SE) polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) intraocular lens (IOL) modification in comparison with a round-edge (RE) PMMA IOL or an SE hydrophobic acrylic IOL (SE-Acrylic). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled fellow eye clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-four patients scheduled for bilateral phacoemulsification had an SE-PMMA IOL implanted in 1 eye...
January 5, 2017: Ophthalmology
Muhammed Batur, Adem Gül, Erbil Seven, Ertuğrul Can, Tekin Yaşar
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the development of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) in preschool- and school-age children with cataract who underwent cataract surgery without posterior capsulotomy and anterior vitrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 30 eyes of 21 patients who underwent pediatric cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' age, PCO status and duration, need for neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) laser treatment based on coverage of visual axis, and follow-up period were recorded...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
Waiz Karim, Clelia Spreafico, Armin Kleibert, Jens Gobrecht, Joost VandeVondele, Yasin Ekinci, Jeroen A van Bokhoven
Hydrogen spillover is the surface migration of activated hydrogen atoms from a metal catalyst particle, on which they are generated, onto the catalyst support. The phenomenon has been much studied and its occurrence on reducible supports such as titanium oxide is established, yet questions remain about whether hydrogen spillover can take place on nonreducible supports such as aluminium oxide. Here we use the enhanced precision of top-down nanofabrication to prepare controlled and precisely tunable model systems that allow us to quantify the efficiency and spatial extent of hydrogen spillover on both reducible and nonreducible supports...
January 4, 2017: Nature
Gautam Vishnubhotla, Sreeramulu Basapogu, Rajeev Kumar Reddy Karnati, Pradeep Prabhu Dasari, Mani Victor Thommandru, Mohana Bindu Bethu
INTRODUCTION: Dry retraction cords help to displace the gingiva and also to absorb the gingival crevicular fluid and saliva to maintain a dry field. When used along with medicaments whether these medicaments help to improve the absorption of fluid or affect the fluid absorption by decreasing the efficiency of the retraction cord is unknown. AIM: The aim of the study was to know the effect of various medicaments on the fluid absorbency of the retraction cords and also, to know whether the thickness of the retraction cords influences it's fluid absorbency...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
P Patwe, V Mhatre, P Dandekar
PURPOSE: Indigenous Farmer type chamber FAR 65 GB is a reference class 0.6 cc ion chamber. It can be used for dosimetric evaluation of photon and high energy electron beams. We studied dosimetric characteristics of the chamber for 6MV and 10MV Flattening filter free FFF photon beams available on trueBEAM STx Linac. METHODS: The study was carried out on trueBEAM STx Linac having 6 and 10 MV FFF photon beam with maximum dose rate 1400 and 2400 MU per min respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Mingming Liu, Jing Li, Yuanyuan Hou, Zhiguang Guo
Superwetting surfaces require micro-/nanohierarchical structures but are mechanically weak. Moreover, such surfaces are easily polluted by amphiphiles. In this work, inorganic adhesives are presented as a building block for construction of superwetting surfaces and to promote robustness. Nanomaterials can be selected as fillers to endow the functions. We adopted a simple procedure to fabricate underwater superoleophobic surfaces by spraying a titanium dioxide suspension combined with aluminum phosphate binder on stainless steel meshes...
January 5, 2017: ACS Nano
Yi-Cheng Chung, Pi-Ju Cheng, Yu-Hsun Chou, Bo-Tsun Chou, Kuo-Bin Hong, Jheng-Hong Shih, Sheng-Di Lin, Tien-Chang Lu, Tzy-Rong Lin
We systematically investigate the effects of surface roughness on the characteristics of ultraviolet zinc oxide plasmonic nanolasers fabricated on aluminium films with two different degrees of surface roughness. We demonstrate that the effective dielectric functions of aluminium interfaces with distinct roughness can be analysed from reflectivity measurements. By considering the scattering losses, including Rayleigh scattering, electron scattering, and grain boundary scattering, we adopt the modified Drude-Lorentz model to describe the scattering effect caused by surface roughness and obtain the effective dielectric functions of different Al samples...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
Spela Stunf Pukl, Brigita Drnovšek-Olup
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal tension glaucoma (NTG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), when performed with laser pulse duration of 1 ns compared with standard 3-5 ns. METHODS: Bilateral SLT with a 532 nm Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser was conducted in 30 patients (60 eyes) with POAG (n = 5), NTG (n = 2) or OHT (n = 23)...
December 31, 2016: International Ophthalmology
Hossein Sanaei-Zadeh, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
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December 1, 2016: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
Xueru Sheng, Ning Li, Guangyi Li, Wentao Wang, Aiqin Wang, Yu Cong, Xiaodong Wang, Tao Zhang
For the first time, we demonstrated two integrated processes for the direct synthesis of dodecanol or 2,4,8-trimethylnonane (a jet fuel range C12 -branched alkane) using methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) that can be derived from lignocellulose. The reactions were carried out in dual-bed continuous flow reactors. In the first bed, MIBK was selectively converted to a mixture of C12 alcohol and ketone. Over the Pd-modified magnesium- aluminium hydrotalcite (Pd-MgAl-HT) catalyst, a high total carbon yield (73.0 %) of C12 oxygenates can be achieved under mild conditions...
December 29, 2016: ChemSusChem
Line M Lindgren, Pernille N Tingskov, Annette H Justesen, Bettina S Nedergaard, Klaus J Olsen, Lars V Andreasen, Ingrid Kromann, Charlotte Sørensen, Jes Dietrich, Birgit Thierry-Carstensen
BACKGROUND: There is a demand of affordable IPV in the World. Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has developed three reduced dose IPV formulations adsorbed to aluminium hydroxide; 1/3 IPV-Al, 1/5 IPV-Al and 1/10 IPV-Al SSI, and now report the results of the first investigations in humans. METHODS: 240 Danish adolescents, aged 10-15years, and childhood vaccinated with IPV were booster vaccinated with 1/3 IPV-Al, 1/5 IPV-Al, 1/10 IPV-Al or IPV Vaccine SSI. The booster effects (GMTRs) of the three IPV-Al SSI were compared to IPV Vaccine SSI, and evaluated for non-inferiority...
December 24, 2016: Vaccine
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