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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914280/trace-isotope-analysis-of-ricinus-communis-seed-core-for-provenance-determination-by-laser-ablation-icp-ms
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Christina K Bagas, Rachel L Scadding, Cameron J Scadding, R John Watling, Warren Roberts, Simon P B Ovenden
The castor bean plant, Ricinus communis, grows wild throughout many regions of Australia. The seeds of the plant contain the schedule 1 chemical agent ricin, a type II ribosomal inhibiting protein. Currently there are limited analytical techniques that can be applied in analysis of the seeds to establish attribution. In this study, laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was used for the analysis of seeds collected from 68 plants across 38 locations around Australia. Of the 92 elemental isotopes measured, fifteen ((24)Mg, (27)Al, (44)Ca, (53)Cr, (55)Mn, (57)Fe, (60)Ni, (65)Cu, (66)Zn, (75)As, (85)Rb, (88)Sr, (98)Mo, (138)Ba and (202)Hg) yielded data that were relevant to all collection sites...
November 25, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910667/x-ray-self-emission-imaging-used-to-diagnose-3-d-nonuniformities-in-direct-drive-icf-implosions
#2
A K Davis, D T Michel, R S Craxton, R Epstein, M Hohenberger, T Mo, D H Froula
As hydrodynamics codes develop to increase understanding of three-dimensional (3-D) effects in inertial confinement fusion implosions, diagnostics must adapt to evaluate their predictive accuracy. A 3-D radiation postprocessor was developed to investigate the use of soft x-ray self-emission images of an imploding target to measure the size of nonuniformities on the target surface. Synthetic self-emission images calculated from 3-D simulations showed a narrow ring of emission outside the ablation surface of the target...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910586/a-novel-method-to-recover-dd-fusion-proton-cr-39-data-corrupted-by-fast-ablator-ions-at-omega-and-the-national-ignition-facility
#3
G D Sutcliffe, L M Milanese, D Orozco, B Lahmann, M Gatu Johnson, F H Séguin, H Sio, J A Frenje, C K Li, R D Petrasso, H-S Park, J R Rygg, D T Casey, R Bionta, D P Turnbull, C M Huntington, J S Ross, A B Zylstra, M J Rosenberg, V Yu Glebov
CR-39 detectors are used routinely in inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments as a part of nuclear diagnostics. CR-39 is filtered to stop fast ablator ions which have been accelerated from an ICF implosion due to electric fields caused by laser-plasma interactions. In some experiments, the filtering is insufficient to block these ions and the fusion-product signal tracks are lost in the large background of accelerated ion tracks. A technique for recovering signal in these scenarios has been developed, tested, and implemented successfully...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910524/spatially-resolved-thomson-scattering-measurements-of-the-transition-from-the-collective-to-the-non-collective-regime-in-a-laser-produced-plasma
#4
D B Schaeffer, C G Constantin, A S Bondarenko, E T Everson, C Niemann
We present optical Thomson scattering results that image for the first time in a single measurement the spatial transition from collective to non-collective scattering. Data were taken in the Phoenix laser laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Raptor laser was used to ablate a carbon plasma, which was diagnosed with the frequency-doubled Phoenix laser serving as a Thomson scattering probe. Scattered light was collected from the laser plasma up to 10 cm from the target surface and up to 10 us after ablation, and imaged with high spatial and spectral resolutions...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910501/multicharged-carbon-ion-generation-from-laser-plasma
#5
Oguzhan Balki, Hani E Elsayed-Ali
Carbon ions generated by ablation of a carbon target using an Nd:YAG laser pulse (wavelength λ = 1064 nm, pulse width τ = 7 ns, and laser fluence of 10-110 J cm(-2)) are characterized. Time-of-flight analyzer, a three-mesh retarding field analyzer, and an electrostatic ion energy analyzer are used to study the charge and energy of carbon ions generated by laser ablation. The dependencies of the ion signal on the laser fluence, laser focal point position relative to target surface, and the acceleration voltage are described...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910418/observation-of-hohlraum-wall-motion-with-spectrally-selective-x-ray-imaging-at-the-national-ignition-facility
#6
N Izumi, N B Meezan, L Divol, G N Hall, M A Barrios, O Jones, O L Landen, J J Kroll, S A Vonhof, A Nikroo, J Jaquez, C G Bailey, C M Hardy, R B Ehrlich, R P J Town, D K Bradley, D E Hinkel, J D Moody
The high fuel capsule compression required for indirect drive inertial confinement fusion requires careful control of the X-ray drive symmetry throughout the laser pulse. When the outer cone beams strike the hohlraum wall, the plasma ablated off the hohlraum wall expands into the hohlraum and can alter both the outer and inner cone beam propagations and hence the X-ray drive symmetry especially at the final stage of the drive pulse. To quantitatively understand the wall motion, we developed a new experimental technique which visualizes the expansion and stagnation of the hohlraum wall plasma...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908131/molecular-dynamics-investigation-of-desorption-and-ion-separation-following-picosecond-infrared-laser-pirl-ablation-of-an-ionic-aqueous-protein-solution
#7
J Zou, C Wu, W D Robertson, L V Zhigilei, R J D Miller
Molecular dynamics simulations were performed to characterize the ablation process induced by a picosecond infrared laser (PIRL) operating in the regime of desorption by impulsive vibrational excitation (DIVE) of a model peptide (lysozyme)/counter-ion system in aqueous solution. The simulations were performed for ablation under typical experimental conditions found within a time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS), that is in vacuum with an applied electric field (E = ± 10(7) V/m), for up to 2 ns post-ablation and compared to the standard PIRL-DIVE ablation condition (E = 0 V/m)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906403/printable-ink-lenses-diffusers-and-2d-gratings
#8
Rajib Ahmed, Ali K Yetisen, Anthony El Khoury, Haider Butt
Advances in holography have led to applications including data storage, displays, security labels, and colorimetric sensors. However, existing top-down approaches for the fabrication of holographic devices are complex, expensive, and expertise dependent, limiting their use in practical applications. Here, ink-based holographic devices have been created for a wide range of applications in diffraction optics. A single pulse of a 3.5 ns Nd:YAG laser allowed selective ablation of ink to nanofabricate planar optical devices...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901549/determination-of-scattering-properties-and-damage-thresholds-in-tissue-using-ultrafast-laser-ablation
#9
Chris Martin, Adela Ben-Yakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901458/recurrence-of-disk-herniation-following-percutaneous-laser-disk-ablation-in-dogs-with-a-history-of-thoracolumbar-intervertebral-disk-herniation-303-cases-1994-2011
#10
Danielle R Dugat, Kenneth E Bartels, Mark E Payton
OBJECTIVE To determine rate of recurrence of disk herniation in dogs that underwent percutaneous laser disk ablation (PLDA) because of a previous episode of suspected or confirmed thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation (IVDH). DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 303 dogs that underwent PLDA and for which a minimum of 3 years of follow-up information was available (n = 294) or for which recurrence was documented within 3 years after the procedure (9). PROCEDURES Information on signalment, previous episodes of IVDH, specifics of the PLDA procedure, and recurrence was obtained from the medical records...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898448/laser-vision-correction-in-treating-myopia
#11
Germano Leal Ehlke, Ronald R Krueger
Myopia is a generally benign refractive error with an increasing prevalence worldwide. It can be corrected temporarily with glasses and contact lenses and permanently with laser vision correction. The 2 main procedures currently being performed for myopia correction are photorefractive keratectomy and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. Each technique has its advantages, but they appear to yield similar visual outcomes 1 year after surgery. Laser vision correction for myopia was considered a paradigm shift because healthy eyes could now undergo a surgical procedure to permanently and safely correct the error by altering the center of the cornea, which was previously off limits because of the potential for loss of transparency...
November 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898181/endovenous-ablation-therapy-laser-or-radiofrequency-or-foam-sclerotherapy-versus-conventional-surgical-repair-for-short-saphenous-varicose-veins
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Sharath Chandra Vikram Paravastu, Margaret Horne, P Dominic F Dodd
BACKGROUND: Short (or small) saphenous vein (SSV) varices occur as a result of an incompetent sapheno-popliteal junction, where the SSV joins the popliteal vein, resulting in reflux in the SSV; they account for about 15% of varicose veins. Untreated varicose veins may sometimes lead to ulceration of the leg, which is difficult to manage. Traditionally, treatment was restricted to surgery or conservative management. Since the 1990s, however, a number of minimally invasive techniques have been developed; these do not normally require a general anaesthetic, are day-case procedures with a quicker return to normal activities and avoid the risk of wound infection which may occur following surgery...
November 29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896191/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-ablative-and-non-ablative-fractional-laser-treatments-for-early-stage-thyroidectomy-scars
#13
Jin-Uk Jang, Soo-Young Kim, Eul-Sik Yoon, Woo-Kyung Kim, Seung-Ha Park, Byung-Il Lee, Deok-Woo Kim
BACKGROUND: Open thyroidectomy is conventionally performed at the anterior side of neck, which is a body part with a comparatively great degree of open exposure; due to this, postoperative scarring may cause distress in patients. We aimed to compare the effects of ablative and nonablative fractional laser treatments on thyroidectomy scars. We examined medical records in a retrospective manner and analyzed scars based on their digital images by using the modified Manchester Scar Scale (mMSS)...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892715/incorporation-of-chemotherapeutic-agent-and-photosensitizer-in-a-low-temperature-sensitive-liposome-for-effective-chemo-hyperthermic-anticancer-activity
#14
Hanh Thuy Nguyen, Tuan Hiep Tran, Raj Kumar Thapa, Tung Thanh Pham, Jee-Heon Jeong, Yu Seok Youn, Han-Gon Choi, Chul Soon Yong, Jong Oh Kim
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we combined chemo- and hyperthermia therapy in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL) for potential cancer treatment. METHODS: Docetaxel (DOC) and indocyanine green (ICG) as a therapeutic agent and photosensitizer, respectively, were incorporated in a low temperature-sensitive liposome (LTSL/DI). Nanoparticles were evaluated for the physicochemical characterizations, in vitro uptake and cytotoxicity, and furthermore in vivo anticancer activity...
November 28, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891538/slip-of-polymer-melts-over-micro-nano-patterned-metallic-surfaces
#15
Marzieh Ebrahimi, Vinod Kumar Konaganti, Sona Moradi, Antonios K Doufas, Savvas G Hatzikiriakos
The slip behavior of high-density polyethylenes (HDPEs) is studied over surfaces of different topology and surface energy. Laser ablation has been used to micro/nano-pattern the surface of dies in order to examine the effect of surface roughness on slip. In addition, fluoroalkyl silane-based coatings on smooth and patterned substrates were used to understand the effect of surface energy on slip. Surface roughness and surface energy effects were incorporated into the double reptation slip model (Ebrahimi et al...
November 28, 2016: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890587/multiple-mechanisms-of-heavy-metal-tolerance-are-differentially-expressed-in-ecotypes-of-artemisia-fragrans
#16
Esmira Alirzayeva, Gunter Neumann, Walter Horst, Yagut Allahverdiyeva, Andre Specht, Valida Alizade
Artemisia fragrans is a plant species with ability of growing on heavy metal-polluted soils. Ecotypes of this species naturally growing in polluted areas can accumulate and tolerate different amounts of heavy metals (HM), depending on soil contamination level at their origin. Heavy metal tolerance of various ecotypes collected from contaminated (AP, SP) and non-contaminated (BG) sites was compared by cultivation on a highly HM-contaminated river sediment and a non-contaminated agricultural control soil. Tissue-specific HM distribution was analyzed by laser ablation-inductively-coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (LA-ICP-MS) and photosynthetic activity by non-invasive monitoring of chlorophyll fluorescence...
November 24, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885966/er-cr-ysgg-laser-effectively-ablates-single-species-biofilms-on-titanium-disks-without-detectable-surface-damage
#17
Jason M Strever, Jaebum Lee, William Ealick, Mark Peacock, Daniel Shelby, Cristiano Susin, Donald Mettenberg, Ahmed El-Awady, Frederick Rueggeberg, Christopher W Cutler
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence implicates biofilms, consisting of species such as Porphyromonas gingivalis, in the etiology of peri-implantitis. Multiple approaches to ablate biofilms on failing implants have been proposed, include the use of lasers; most recently the Er,Cr:YSGG laser. The purpose of this study is to establish an in-vitro single-species biofilm model on implant surfaces and determine power settings of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser that remove the biofilm while not causing physical damage to the disk...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885682/fractional-laser-assisted-drug-uptake-impact-of-time-related-topical-application-to-achieve-enhanced-delivery
#18
Christina A Banzhaf, Daniel Thaysen-Petersen, Christiane Bay, Peter A Philipsen, Mette Mogensen, Tarl Prow, Merete Haedersdal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ablative fractional laser (AFXL) is acknowledged to increase uptake of topically applied agents in skin. AFXL channels gradually close over time, which may impair this capability. The time frame for applying a drug after AFXL exposure remains to be established. The aim of this study, was to investigate the importance of time-related topical application after AFXL exposure and to relate resultant uptake in skin with AFXL channel morphology and skin integrity. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: Buttock skin of healthy volunteers (n = 11) was exposed to 10,600 nm fractional CO2 laser using 5% density, 120 μm beam diameter, 15 mJ pulse energy...
November 25, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885522/efficacy-and-safety-of-fractional-co2-laser-versus-fractional-er-yag-laser-in-the-treatment-of-facial-skin-wrinkles
#19
Reza M Robati, Elmira Asadi
Ablative fractional lasers were introduced for treating facial rhytides. Few studies have compared fractional CO2 and Er:YAG lasers on cutaneous photodamages by a split trial. The aim of the present study was to compare these modalities in a randomized controlled double-blind split-face design with multiple sessions and larger sample size compared to previous studies done before. Forty patients with facial wrinkles were enrolled. Patients were randomly assigned to receive three monthly treatments on each side of the face, one with a fractional CO2 and one with a fractional Er:YAG laser...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885520/the-effect-of-pre-operative-topical-anaesthetic-cream-on-the-ablative-width-and-coagulative-depth-of-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser
#20
Preawphan Punyaratabandhu, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Weeranut Phothong, Sasima Eimpunth, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Woraphong Manuskiatti
Topical anaesthetic cream (TAC) is commonly used as a pre-treatment of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) laser. Most of anaesthetic cream contains distilled water as major component. Therefore, pre-operative TAC may interfere the photothermal reaction in the skin treated with fractional carbon-dioxide (FCO2) laser and fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (FEr:YAG) laser. The objective of the study was to compare the ablative width (AW) and coagulative depth (CD) of AFR laser with and without pre-treatment with TAC...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
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