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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091517/unraveling-the-enhanced-oxygen-vacancy-formation-in-complex-oxides-during-annealing-and-growth
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Felix V E Hensling, Chencheng Xu, Felix Gunkel, Regina Dittmann
The reduction of oxides during annealing and growth in low pressure processes is a widely known problem. We hence investigate the influence of mere annealing and of growth in vacuum systems to shed light on the reasons behind the reduction of perovskites. When comparing the existing literature regarding the reduction of the perovskite model material SrTiO3 it is conspicuous that one finds different oxygen pressures required to achieve reduction for vacuum annealing and for chemically controlled reducing atmospheres...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079524/spatial-heterogeneity-in-the-time-and-frequency-properties-of-skin-perfusion
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Michele Sorelli, Zlatka Stoyneva, Irina Mizeva, Leonardo Bocchi
Pathological alterations of the microcirculatory system can be identified by measuring the temporal and spectral properties of Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) signals acquired on the skin, and their changes following physiological stimulation. A wide range of stimulation protocols and measurement locations are observed in literature. Researchers often use non-invasive stimulation techniques, such as post-occlusive hyperaemia, cold tests, and local heating. As concerns the stimulation/recording sites, the forearm, fingers, and toes are typically selected to conduct microcirculation studies...
January 12, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075022/the-mechanistic-basis-for-photobiomodulation-therapy-of-neuropathic-pain-by-near-infrared-laser-light
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Vanessa Milanesi Holanda, Maria Cristina Chavantes, Xingjia Wu, Juanita J Anders
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Various irradiances have been reported to be beneficial for the treatment of neuropathic pain with near infrared light. However, the mechanistic basis for the beneficial outcomes may vary based on the level of irradiance or fluence rate used. Using in vivo and in vitro experimental models, this study determined the mechanistic basis of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) for the treatment of neuropathic pain using a high irradiance. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro experiments: Cultured, rat DRG were randomly assigned to control or laser treatment (LT) groups with different irradiation times (2, 5, 30, 60, or 120 seconds)...
January 11, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063449/vacuum-ultraviolet-frequency-modulation-spectroscopy
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U Hollenstein, H Schmutz, J A Agner, M Sommavilla, F Merkt
Frequency-modulation (FM) spectroscopy has been extended to the vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Coherent VUV laser radiation is produced by resonance-enhanced sum-frequency mixing (νVUV=2νUV+ν2) in Kr and Xe using two near-Fourier-transform-limited laser pulses of frequencies νUV and ν2. Sidebands generated in the output of the second laser (ν2) using an electro-optical modulator operating at the frequency νmod are directly transferred to the VUV and used to record FM spectra...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063429/initial-mechanisms-for-the-unimolecular-decomposition-of-electronically-excited-bisfuroxan-based-energetic-materials
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Bing Yuan, Elliot R Bernstein
Unimolecular decomposition of energetic molecules, 3,3'-diamino-4,4'-bisfuroxan (labeled as A) and 4,4'-diamino-3,3'-bisfuroxan (labeled as B), has been explored via 226/236 nm single photon laser excitation/decomposition. These two energetic molecules, subsequent to UV excitation, create NO as an initial decomposition product at the nanosecond excitation energies (5.0-5.5 eV) with warm vibrational temperature (1170 ± 50 K for A, 1400 ± 50 K for B) and cold rotational temperature (<55 K). Initial decomposition mechanisms for these two electronically excited, isolated molecules are explored at the complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF(12,12)/6-31G(d)) level with and without MP2 correction...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029461/-prevention-of-preterm-birth-by-uterine-cervical-cerclage
#6
L Marcellin
OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature on cervical insufficiency and indications of cervical cerclage cervix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and international obstetrical societies between 1972 and June 2016 have been consulted. RESULTS: Cervical insufficiency is a pathophysiological concept and to date no consensual definition is available: the diagnosis is clinical and discussed retrospectively in case of patients with a history of late miscarriages and/or spontaneous preterm delivery, with asymptomatic dilatation of the cervix (professional consensus)...
October 29, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009196/dissipative-double-well-potential-for-cold-atoms-kramers-rate-and-stochastic-resonance
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Ion Stroescu, David B Hume, Markus K Oberthaler
We experimentally study particle exchange in a dissipative double-well potential using laser-cooled atoms in a hybrid trap. We measure the particle hopping rate as a function of barrier height, temperature, and atom number. Single-particle resolution allows us to measure rates over more than 4 orders of magnitude and distinguish the effects of loss and hopping. Deviations from the Arrhenius-law scaling at high barrier heights occur due to cold collisions between atoms within a well. By driving the system periodically, we characterize the phenomenon of stochastic resonance in the system response...
December 9, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932205/cold-induced-sympathetic-tone-modifies-the-impact-of-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-finger-pulp
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Tone Kristin Bergersen, Maria Skytioti, Maja Elstad
OBJECTIVE: In thermoneutral and cold subjects, the sympathetic nervous system regulates skin blood flow by adjusting frequency of the tonic vasoconstrictor impulses. However, the way these thermoregulatory impulses influence the vascular endothelium is not well known. We studied how the sympathetic nervous system influences endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV) caused by shear stress in skin containing arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) and arterioles in healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects were exposed to thermoneutral (29°C) and cold (22°C) ambient temperatures on separate days...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918004/what-devices-to-use-or-not-use-in-skin-of-color
#9
Murad Alam
Lasers and light sources, as well as other energy devices, including radiofrequency, ultrasound, and cold-based therapies, can be used for treatment of aging, dyschromic, or texturally uneven skin. In patients with ethnic skin (ie, skin of color), energy devices are used more cautiously to avoid adverse events. The most common and concerning adverse event is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Lower fluence, longer pulse durations, and careful device selection can mitigate the risk of scarring and pigmentary abnormality...
December 2016: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900382/ultra-fast-preparation-of-high-performance-thermoelectric-bulk-tinisb0-05sn0-95-by-microwave-synthesis
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Y Li, C Cheng, Y Lei, M Wang, R D Wan
The antimony-doped half-Heusler thermoelectric bulk TiNiSb0.05Sn0.95 was prepared via ultra-fast 4.5 min microwave synthesis, cold-press forming and 20 min microwave pressureless sintering. The electrical properties i.e. the Seebeck coefficient (S), electrical resistivity (ρ), and carrier concentration (n) and mobility (μ) were measured on a Seebeck coefficient/resistance analysis system (S/RAs) and Hall effect measurement system (HEMS), respectively. The thermal conductivity (κ) was measured on a laser flash thermal analyzer (LFA)...
December 20, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891612/neurovascular-mechanisms-underlying-augmented-cold-induced-reflex-cutaneous-vasoconstriction-in-human-hypertension
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Jody L Greaney, W Larry Kenney, Lacy M Alexander
Despite ample evidence of dysregulated sympathetic control of the peripheral vasculature in hypertension, no studies have examined integrated neurovascular function during cold stress in hypertensive adults (HTN). We hypothesized that (1) whole-body cooling would elicit greater cutaneous vasoconstriction and greater increases in skin sympathetic nervous system activity (SSNA) in HTN (n = 14; 56 ± 2 yrs) compared to age-matched normotensive adults (NTN; n = 14; 55 ± 2 yrs) and (2) augmented reflex vasoconstriction in HTN would be mediated by an increase in cutaneous vascular adrenergic sensitivity and a greater contribution of non-adrenergic sympathetic co-transmitters...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886497/large-cross-phase-modulations-at-the-few-photon-level
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Zi-Yu Liu, Yi-Hsin Chen, Yen-Chun Chen, Hsiang-Yu Lo, Pin-Ju Tsai, Ite A Yu, Ying-Cheng Chen, Yong-Fan Chen
We demonstrate an efficient cross-phase modulation (XPM) based on a closed-loop double-Λ system. The property of the double-Λ medium can be controlled by changing the phases of the applied optical fields. This phase-dependent XPM scheme can achieve large phase modulations at low-light intensities without requiring cavities or tightly focusing laser beams. With this scheme, we observe a π-level phase shift with two pulses, both consisting of eight photons in cold rubidium atoms. Such a novel scheme provides a simple route to generate strong interactions between photons and may have potential applications in all-optical quantum signal processing...
November 11, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857214/laser-controlled-atom-source-for-optical-clocks
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Ole Kock, Wei He, Dariusz Świerad, Lyndsie Smith, Joshua Hughes, Kai Bongs, Yeshpal Singh
Precision timekeeping has been a driving force in innovation, from defining agricultural seasons to atomic clocks enabling satellite navigation, broadband communication and high-speed trading. We are on the verge of a revolution in atomic timekeeping, where optical clocks promise an over thousand-fold improvement in stability and accuracy. However, complex setups and sensitivity to thermal radiation pose limitations to progress. Here we report on an atom source for a strontium optical lattice clock which circumvents these limitations...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852983/ultracold-neutral-plasmas
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M Lyon, S L Rolston
By photoionizing samples of laser-cooled atoms with laser light tuned just above the ionization limit, plasmas can be created with electron and ion temperatures below 10 K. These ultracold neutral plasmas have extended the temperature bounds of plasma physics by two orders of magnitude. Table-top experiments, using many of the tools from atomic physics, allow for the study of plasma phenomena in this new regime with independent control over the density and temperature of the plasma through the excitation process...
January 2017: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846495/realization-of-two-dimensional-spin-orbit-coupling-for-bose-einstein-condensates
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Zhan Wu, Long Zhang, Wei Sun, Xiao-Tian Xu, Bao-Zong Wang, Si-Cong Ji, Youjin Deng, Shuai Chen, Xiong-Jun Liu, Jian-Wei Pan
Cold atoms with laser-induced spin-orbit (SO) interactions provide a platform to explore quantum physics beyond natural conditions of solids. Here we propose and experimentally realize two-dimensional (2D) SO coupling and topological bands for a rubidium-87 degenerate gas through an optical Raman lattice, without phase-locking or fine-tuning of optical potentials. A controllable crossover between 2D and 1D SO couplings is studied, and the SO effects and nontrivial band topology are observed by measuring the atomic cloud distribution and spin texture in momentum space...
October 7, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830673/hemangioma-of-the-oral-and-perioral-region-nd-yag-vs-surgery
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Domenico Parisi, Francesco Ciancio, Luigi Cagiano, Monica Rucci, Luigi Annacontini, Aurelio Portincasa
INTRODUCTION: Hemangiomas are very commonly diagnosticated in childhood. The area most affected by this disease is the head and neck. In recent decades, the laser therapy has changed the treatment of hemangiomas through special techniques with advantages in bleeding risk management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Object of this study is comparing Nd:YAG laser and surgical excision, in terms of aesthetic outcomes, in the treatment of hemangiomas of oral and perioral region...
October 14, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824756/adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-after-treatment-for-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Tone Bjørge, Gry B Skare, Line Bjørge, Ameli Tropé, Stefan Lönnberg
OBJECTIVE: To explore associations between specific treatments for intraepithelial or early invasive cervical lesions and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study in which treatment data from the Cancer Registry of Norway were linked to the Medical Birth Registry of Norway to identify adverse pregnancy outcomes. All women (n=545,243) with singleton births (N=943,321) in Norway during 1998-2014 were included; 9,554 of births were in women treated before delivery...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797452/refrigerated-platelets-stored-in-whole-blood-up-to-5-days-adhere-to-thrombi-formed-during-hemorrhagic-hypotension-in-rats
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I P Torres Filho, L N Torres, C Valdez, C Salgado, A P Cap, M A Dubick
: Essentials In vivo function of platelets stored at various conditions was studied in normo- and hypotension. Refrigerated platelets stored up to 5 days performed as well as those stored at room temperature. Platelet adhesion and thrombus formation were higher in ruptured vessels of hemorrhaged animals. In vivo data suggest that refrigerated platelets are hemostatically effective during hypotension. SUMMARY: Background There is renewed interest in the therapeutic use of cold-stored platelets for bleeding patients...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790296/holmium-laser-vs-conventional-cold-knife-direct-visual-internal-urethrotomy-for-short-segment-bulbar-urethral-stricture-outcome-analysis
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Ankur Jhanwar, Manoj Kumar, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Gaurav Prakash
INTRODUCTION: Our goal was to analyze the outcome between holmium laser and cold knife direct visual internal urethrotomy (DVIU) for short-segment bulbar urethral stricture. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study comprised of 112 male patients seen from June 2013 to December 2014. Inclusion criterion was short-segment bulbar urethral stricture (≤1.5cm). Exclusion criteria were prior intervention/urethroplasty, pan-anterior urethral strictures, posterior stenosis, urinary tract infection, and those who lost to followup...
May 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776990/functional-characterization-of-at-level-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Carola Vogel, Roman Rukwied, Lenka Stockinger, Marcus Schley, Martin Schmelz, Wolfgang Schleinzer, Christoph Konrad
: At-level and above-level hypersensitivity was assessed in patients with chronic complete thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI). Patients were classified using somatosensory mapping (brush, cold, pinprick) and assigned into 2 groups (ie, patients with at-level hypersensitivity [SCIHs, n = 8] and without at-level hypersensitivity [SCINHs, n = 7]). Gender and age-matched healthy subjects served as controls. Quantitative sensory testing (QST), electrically- and histamine-induced pain and itch, laser Doppler imaging, and laser-evoked potentials (LEP) were recorded at-level and above-level in SCI-patients...
January 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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