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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821179/pungency-evaluation-of-hydroxyl-sanshool-compounds-after-dissolution-in-taste-carriers-per-time-related-characteristics
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Lulu Zhang, Bolin Shi, Houyin Wang, Lei Zhao, Zhongxiu Chen
This study was conducted to investigate the sensory characteristics and temporal migration of hydroxyl-sanshool compounds at slight and moderate concentrations after dissolution in ethanol-water, saccharose, NaCl, and MSG via 2-AFC, time intensity (TI) and temporal dominance of sensations (TDS) methods. The pungency detection threshold (DT) was suppressed in saccharose while NaCl and MSG solutions showed no effect on pungency DT. The area under the curve (AUC) of pungency increased in NaCl and MSG solutions and decreased significantly in saccharose solution...
September 1, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820846/noninvasive-assessment-of-skeletal-muscle-myosin-heavy-chain-expression-in-trained-and-untrained-men
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Andrew C Fry, Terry J Housh, Joel B Cramer, Joseph P Weir, Travis W Beck, Brian K Schilling, Jonathan D Miller, Justin X Nicoll
Fry, AC, Housh, TJ, Cramer, JB, Weir, JP, Beck, TW, Schilling, BK, Miller, JD, and Nicoll, JX. Noninvasive assessment of skeletal muscle myosin heavy chain expression in trained and untrained men. J Strength Cond Res 31(9): 2355-2362, 2017-Numerous conditions and types of physical activity (e.g., exercise, aging, and muscle-related diseases) can influence muscle fiber types and the proteins expressed. To date, muscle fibers can only be characterized by actually obtaining a tissue sample using the invasive muscle biopsy procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820589/investigation-of-nonadiabatic-effects-for-the-vibrational-spectrum-of-a-triatomic-molecule-the-use-of-a-single-potential-energy-surface-with-distance-dependent-masses-for-h3
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Ralph Jaquet, Mykhaylo V Khoma
Based on first principles, the influence of non-adiabatic effects on the vibrational bound states of H$_3^+$ has been investigated using distance-dependent reduced masses and only one single potential energy surface. For these new vibrational calculations potentials based on explicitly correlated wavefunctions are used where in addition, adiabatic corrections and relativistic contributions are taken into account. For the first time, several different fully distance-dependent reduced mass surfaces in three dimensions have been incorporated in the vibrational calculations...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820538/from-blue-to-full-color-theoretical-design-and-characterization-of-a-series-of-ir-iii-complexes-containing-azoline-ligand-with-potential-application-in-oleds
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Ying-Chen Duan, Yong Wu, Xin-Yao Ren, Liang Zhao, Yun Geng, Min Zhang, Guang-Yan Sun, Zhong-Min Su
Two reported Ir(iii) complexes 1a and 1b containing oxazoline and imidazoline in ancillary ligand, respectively, were investigated by DFT/TD-DFT method. In order to obtain full-color display materials, we designed a group of Ir(iii) complexes 2a-3d based on 1a, which exhibits higher quantum efficiency in phosphorescence, by introducing electron-donating/electron-withdrawing moieties to different positions of the ancillary ligand to adjust emission color. In addition to calculating the radiation rate and analyzing its determining factors, we also estimated nonradiative ability by evaluating the spin-orbit coupling matrix element between the ground state (S0) and the lowest triplet state (T1) as well as the reorganization energy from T1 to S0 to estimate quantum efficiency more accurately...
August 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820430/surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-in-molecular-junctions
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Madoka Iwane, Shintaro Fujii, Manabu Kiguchi
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a surface-sensitive vibrational spectroscopy that allows Raman spectroscopy on a single molecular scale. Here, we present a review of SERS from molecular junctions, in which a single molecule or molecules are made to have contact from the top to the bottom of metal surfaces. The molecular junctions are nice platforms for SERS as well as transport measurement. Electronic characterization based on the transport measurements of molecular junctions has been extensively studied for the development of miniaturized electronic devices...
August 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819271/a-magnetoelectric-flux-gate-new-approach-for-weak-dc-magnetic-field-detection
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Zhaoqiang Chu, Huaduo Shi, Mohammad Javad PourhosseiniAsl, Jingen Wu, Weiliang Shi, Xiangyu Gao, Xiaoting Yuan, Shuxiang Dong
The magnetic flux gate sensors based on Faraday's Law of Induction are widely used for DC or extremely low frequency magnetic field detection. Recently, as the fast development of multiferroics and magnetoelectric (ME) composite materials, a new technology based on ME coupling effect is emerging for potential devices application. Here, we report a magnetoelectric flux gate sensor (MEFGS) for weak DC magnetic field detection for the first time, which works on a similar magnetic flux gate principle, but based on ME coupling effect...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818306/time-harmonic-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-descending-abdominal-aorta-initial-results
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Lars-Arne Schaafs, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Markus van der Giet, Alexander Reshetnik, Ingo G Steffen, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Thomas Elgeti
Stiffening of central large vessels is considered a key pathophysiologic factor within the cardiovascular system. Current diagnostic parameters such as pulse wave velocity (PWV) indirectly measure aortic stiffness, a hallmark of coronary diseases. The aim of the present study was to perform elastography of the proximal abdominal aorta based on externally induced time-harmonic shear waves. Experiments were performed in 30 healthy volunteers (25 young, 5 old, >50 y) and 5 patients with longstanding hypertension (PWV >10 m/s)...
August 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817767/understanding-how-acoustic-vibrations-modulate-the-optical-response-of-plasmonic-metal-nanoparticles
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Aftab Ahmed, Matthew Pelton, Jeffrey R Guest
Measurements of acoustic vibrations in nanoparticles provide a unique opportunity to study mechanical phenomena at nanometer length scales and picosecond time scales. Vibrations in noble-metal nanoparticles have attracted particular attention, because they couple to plasmon resonances in the nanoparticles, leading to strong modulation of optical absorption and scattering. There are three mechanisms that transduce the mechanical oscillations into changes in the plasmon resonance: (1) changes in the nanoparticle geometry, (2) changes in electron density due to changes in the nanoparticle volume, and (3) changes in the interband transition energies due to compression / expansion of the nanoparticle (deformation potential)...
August 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817275/influence-of-sodium-chloride-on-the-formation-and-dissociation-behavior-of-co2-gas-hydrates
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Christine Carola Holzammer, Judith Maria Schicks, Stefan Will, Andreas Siegfried Braeuer
We present an experimental study on the formation and dissociation characteristics of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas hydrates using Raman spectroscopy. The CO2 hydrates were formed from sodium-chloride/water solutions with salinities of 0-10 wt-%, which were pressurized with liquid CO2 in a stirred vessel at 6 MPa and a subcooling of 9.5 K. The formation of the CO2 hydrate resulted in a hydrate gel where the solid hydrate can be considered as the continuous phase that includes small amounts of a dispersed liquid water-rich phase that has not been converted to hydrate...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817145/coherent-electronic-and-nuclear-dynamics-in-a-rhodamine-heterodimer-dna-supramolecular-complex
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M Cipolloni, B Fresch, I Occhiuto, P Rukin, K G Komarova, A Cecconello, I Willner, R D Levine, F Remacle, E Collini
Elucidating the role of quantum coherences in energy migration within biological and artificial multichromophoric antenna systems is the subject of an intense debate. It is also a practical matter because of the decisive implications for understanding the biological processes and engineering artificial materials for solar energy harvesting. A supramolecular rhodamine heterodimer on a DNA scaffold was suitably engineered to mimic the basic donor-acceptor unit of light-harvesting antennas. Ultrafast 2D electronic spectroscopic measurements allowed identifying clear features attributable to a coherent superposition of dimer electronic and vibrational states contributing to the coherent electronic charge beating between the donor and the acceptor...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816944/acute-changes-in-neuromuscular-activity-in-vertical-jump-and-flexibility-after-exposure-to-whole-body-vibration
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Giuseppe Annino, Ferdinando Iellamo, Francesco Palazzo, Augusto Fusco, Mauro Lombardo, Francesca Campoli, Elvira Padua
This study was aimed to investigate the neuromuscular activity after 10 minutes of exposure to a whole body vibration (WBV) session.Twenty male young adults (24.8 ± 2.5 year olds) were randomized and divided into 2 groups: the vibration group (VG) was exposed to 10 minutes of WBV at 35 Hz; performed 10 minutes of WBV at 35 Hz (displacement = 5 mm; magnitude = 5 g); the nonvibrated group (NVG) was the placebo group that maintained the same position on the plate but without exposure to any type of vibration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816659/low-frequency-and-broadband-vibration-energy-harvesting-using-base-mounted-piezoelectric-transducers
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Robert Koven, Matthew Mills, Richard Gale, Burak Aksak
Piezoelectric vibration energy harvesters often consist of a cantilevered beam composed of a support layer and one or two piezoelectric layers with a tip mass. While this configuration is advantageous for maximizing electromechanical coupling, the mechanical properties of the piezoelectric material can place limitations on harvester size and resonant frequency. Here, we present numerical and experimental results from a new type of piezoelectric energy harvester in which the mechanical properties and the resonant frequency of the cantilever beam resonator are effectively decoupled from the piezoelectric component...
August 14, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816458/pressure-induced-emission-enhancement-of-carbazole-the-restriction-of-intramolecular-vibration
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Yarong Gu, Kai Wang, Yu-Xiang Dai, Guanjun Xiao, Yuguo Ma, Yuancun Qiao, Bo Zou
Pressure-induced emission enhancement (PIEE), a novel phenomenon on the enhancement of the solid-state emission efficiency of fluorophores, has been arousing wide attention in recent years. However, researches on PIEE are still in the early stage. To further pursue more enhanced efficiency, discovering and designing more PIEE systems would be urgently desirable and of great importance. In this letter, we found carbazole presented a conspicuous emission enhancement under high pressure up to 1.0 GPa. In situ high-pressure infrared spectroscopy, angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction analysis combined with Hirshfeld surface theory calculation indicated that the PIEE of carbazole was attributed to the decrease of non-radiation vibration process...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816431/carbon-nanotubes-arranged-as-smart-interfaces-in-lipid-langmuir-blodgett-films-enhancing-the-enzymatic-properties-of-penicillinase-for-biosensing-applications
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Fabio Scholl, Paulo Morais, Rayla Gabriel, Michael J Schöning, Jose Roberto Siqueira, Luciano Caseli
In this paper, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were incorporated in penicillinase-phospholipid Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films to enhance the enzyme catalytic properties. Adsorption of the penicillinase and CNTs at dimyristoylphosphatidic acid (DMPA) monolayers at the air-water interface was investigated by surface pressure-area isotherms, vibrational spectroscopy and Brewster angle microscopy. The floating monolayers were transferred to solid supports through the LB technique, forming mixed DMPA-CNTs-PEN films, which were investigated by quartz crystal microbalance, vibrational spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816405/synthesis-density-functional-theory-calculations-and-luminescence-of-lanthanide-complexes-with-2-6-bis-3-methoxybenzylidene-hydrazinocarbonyl-pyridine-schiff-base-ligand
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Ziyad A Taha, Taher S Ababneh, Ahmed K Hijazi, Qutaiba Abu-Salem, Abdulaziz M Ajlouni, Shroq Ebwany
A pyridine-diacylhydrazone Schiff base ligand, L = 2,6-bis[(3-methoxy benzylidene)hydrazinocarbonyl]pyridine was prepared and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Lanthanide complexes, Ln-L, {[LnL(NO3 )2 ]NO3 .xH2 O (Ln = La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy and Er)} were prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, molar conductance, thermal analysis (TGA/DTGA), mass spectrometry (MS), Fourier transform infra-red (FT-IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Ln-L complexes are isostructural with four binding sites provided by two nitro groups along with four coordination sites for L...
August 17, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816343/application-of-n-of-1-experiments-to-test-the-efficacy-of-inactivity-alert-features-in-fitness-trackers-to-increase-breaks-from-sitting-in-older-adults
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Dori E Rosenberg, Elyse Kadokura, Margaret E Morris, Anne Renz, Roger M Vilardaga
BACKGROUND: Frequent breaks from sitting could improve health. Many commercially available fitness trackers deliver vibration alerts that could be used to cue sitting breaks. As a potentially pragmatic approach to promote frequent breaks from sitting, we tested the efficacy of inactivity alerts among obese older adults, a highly sedentary population. METHODS: We conducted 10 sequential N-of-1 (single-case) experimental ABA trials. Participants (mean age = 68, mean BMI = 35) were monitored for a baseline phase ("A1") followed by an intervention phase ("B")...
August 16, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816292/-precision-of-three-dimensional-printed-brackets
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D Zhang, L C Wang, Y H Zhou, X M Liu, J Li
OBJECTIVE: This study was based on digital orthodontic diagnosis work flow for indirect bonding transfer tray model design and three-dimensional (3D) printing, and the aim of this paper was to inspect the dimensional accuracyof 3D printed brackets, which is the foundation of the follow up work and hoped that will illuminate the clinical application of the digital orthodontics work flow. METHODS: The samples which consisted of 14 cases of patients with malocclusion from Department of Orthodontics Peking University were selected, including 8 cases with tooth extraction and 6 cases without tooth extraction...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815603/registration-of-phase-contrast-images-in-propagation-based-x-ray-phase-tomography
#18
L Weber, A Hänsch, U Wolfram, A Pacureanu, P Cloetens, F Peyrin, S Rit, M Langer
X-ray phase tomography aims at reconstructing the 3D electron density distribution of an object. It offers enhanced sensitivity compared to attenuation-based X-ray absorption tomography. In propagation-based methods, phase contrast is achieved by letting the beam propagate after interaction with the object. The phase shift is then retrieved at each projection angle, and subsequently used in tomographic reconstruction to obtain the refractive index decrement distribution, which is proportional to the electron density...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814740/a-flexible-electret-membrane-with-persistent-electrostatic-effect-and-resistance-to-harsh-environment-for-energy-harvesting
#19
Xiao Huiming, Chen Gangjin, Chen Xuming, Chen Zhi
A novel flexible electret membrane, exhibiting persistent electrostatic effect, distinctive temperature stability and outstanding capability of resistance to harsh environment and fatigue, is demonstrated by experiment. Its excellent electret performance is correlated to the synergy of three factors, which are space charge injection, dipole orientation and interfacial polarization according to the analysis of charge storage mechanism. This electret membrane is provided with sandwich configuration PTFE/THV/PTFE, prepared by hot pressing method and thermal charging technology...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814013/a-third-arm-design-of-a-bypass-prosthesis-enabling-incorporation
#20
Adam W Wilson, Daniel H Blustein, Jon W Sensinger
A variety of factors affect the performance of a person using a myoelectric prosthesis, including increased control noise, reduced sensory feedback, and muscle fatigue. Many studies use able-bodied subjects to control a myoelectric prosthesis using a bypass socket in order to make comparisons to movements made with intact limbs. Depending on the goals of the study, this approach can also allow for greater subject numbers and more statistical power in the analysis of the results. As we develop assessment tools and techniques to evaluate how peripheral nerve interfaces impact prosthesis incorporation, involving normally limbed subjects in the studies becomes challenging...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
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