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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437996/high-contrast-switchability-of-vo-sub-2-sub-based-metamaterial-absorbers-with-ito-ground-plane
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Jitendra K Pradhan, S Anantha Ramakrishna, Bharathi Rajeswaran, Arun M Umarji, Venu Gopal Achanta, Amit K Agarwal, Amitava Ghosh
A metamaterial consisting of an array of gold micro-disks, separated from a ground plane of indium tin oxide (ITO) by a thin film of vanadium dioxide (VO<sub>2</sub>), behaves as a perfect absorber at infrared (IR) frequencies at room temperature. This metamaterial, which is transparent to visible light, can be switched to a highly reflecting state for IR light by heating the metamaterial to temperatures larger than the metal-insulator phase transition temperature 68°C of VO<sub>2</sub>...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437954/microstructured-fbg-hydrogen-sensor-based-on-pt-loaded-wo-sub-3-sub
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Xian Zhou, Yutang Dai, Joseph Muna Karanja, Fufei Liu, Minghong Yang
Hydrogen gas sensing properties of Pt-WO<sub>3</sub> films on spiral microstructured fiber Bragg grating (FBG) has been demonstrated. Pt-WO<sub>3</sub> film was prepared by hydrothermal method. The spiral microsturctured FBG was fabricated using femtosecond laser. Spiral microstructure FBG hydrogen sensor can detect hydrogen concentration from 0.02% H<sub>2</sub> to 4% H<sub>2</sub> at room temperature, and the response time is shortened from a few minutes to 10~30 s...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437940/rydberg-atom-based-radio-frequency-electrometry-using-frequency-modulation-spectroscopy-in-room-temperature-vapor-cells
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Santosh Kumar, Haoquan Fan, Harald Kübler, Akbar J Jahangiri, James P Shaffer
Rydberg atom-based electrometry enables traceable electric field measurements with high sensitivity over a large frequency range, from gigahertz to terahertz. Such measurements are particularly useful for the calibration of radio frequency and terahertz devices, as well as other applications like near field imaging of electric fields. We utilize frequency modulated spectroscopy with active control of residual amplitude modulation to improve the signal to noise ratio of the optical readout of Rydberg atom-based radio frequency electrometry...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437926/demonstration-of-a-dual-mode-si-detector-as-a-self-calibrating-device-at-room-temperature
#4
Marit Ulset Nordsveen, Chi Kwong Tang, Jarle Gran
We demonstrate the use of a dual-mode detector for determining the internal quantum deficiency of a silicon photodiode without the use of an external reference. This is achieved by combining two different principles for measuring optical power in one device, where the photodiode is used as absorber for both thermal and photon detection. Thermal detection is obtained by the same principle as for an electrical substitution radiometer (ESR), with a type A measurement uncertainty of 0.34 % in unstabilized room temperature...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437707/effect-of-pco2-on-direct-flue-gas-mineral-carbonation-at-pilot-scale
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Ikbel Mouedhen, Nassima Kemache, Louis-César Pasquier, Emmanuelle Cecchi, Jean-François Blais, Guy Mercier
Concerns about global warming phenomena induced the development of research about the control of anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions. The current work studies on the scaling up of aqueous mineral carbonation route to reduce the CO2 emissions at the chimney of industrial emitters. The reactivity of serpentinite in a stirred tank reactor was studied for several partial pressures of CO2 (pCO2) (0.4, 0.7, 1.3 and 1.6 bar). Prior to carbonation, the feedstock was finely grinded and dehydroxyled at 650 °C by a thermal treatment...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437491/correct-positioning-of-the-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-troubleshooting-in-the-operating-room
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M Tyrrell Burrus, Brian C Werner, Jourdan M Cancienne, David R Diduch
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is often required after failed nonoperative management of lateral patellar instability. It is important to properly re-create the native ligament to avoid altering patellofemoral biomechanics. Such alterations can cause knee stiffness, anterior knee pain, and patellofemoral chondrosis. Incorrect femoral location is the most common mistake that affects MPFL graft biomechanics. Authors have described multiple radiographic and anatomical landmarks that assist in determining the appropriate location, and time should be taken to accurately localize this position...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437441/fluorescence-imaging-topography-scanning-system-for-intraoperative-multimodal-imaging
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Tri T Quang, Hye-Yeong Kim, Forrest Sheng Bao, Francis A Papay, W Barry Edwards, Yang Liu
Fluorescence imaging is a powerful technique with diverse applications in intraoperative settings. Visualization of three dimensional (3D) structures and depth assessment of lesions, however, are oftentimes limited in planar fluorescence imaging systems. In this study, a novel Fluorescence Imaging Topography Scanning (FITS) system has been developed, which offers color reflectance imaging, fluorescence imaging and surface topography scanning capabilities. The system is compact and portable, and thus suitable for deployment in the operating room without disturbing the surgical flow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437365/a-method-to-account-for-variation-in-congenital-heart-surgery-length-of-stay
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Andrew Brennan, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Jean Connor, Melvin Almodovar, James DiNardo, Puja Banka, Meena Nathan, Derek Mathieu, Aditya Kaza, John E Mayer, Lisa Bergersen
OBJECTIVES: We sought to develop a risk-adjustment methodology for length of stay in congenital heart surgery, as none exist. DESIGN: Prospective cohort analysis combined with previously obtained retrospective cohort analysis of a Department of Cardiovascular Surgery clinical database. PATIENTS: Patients discharged from Boston Children's Hospital between October 1, 2006, and May 31, 2014, that underwent a congenital heart surgery procedure(s) linked to one of 103 surgical procedure types...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437261/training-in-intraoperative-handover-and-display-of-a-checklist-improve-communication-during-transfer-of-care-an-interventional-cohort-study-of-anaesthesia-residents-and-nurse-anaesthetists
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Marion Jullia, Anaïs Tronet, Fabiola Fraumar, Vincent Minville, Olivier Fourcade, Xavier Alacoque, Yannick LeManach, Matt M Kurrek
BACKGROUND: Handovers during anaesthesia are common, and failures in communication may lead to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesised that intraoperative handover training and display of a checklist would improve communication during anaesthesia care transition in the operating room. DESIGN: Interventional cohort study. SETTING: Single-centre tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 204 random observations of handovers between anaesthesia providers (residents and nurse anaesthetists) over a 6-month period in 2016...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437208/considerations-for-quality-improvement-in-radiation-oncology-therapy-for-patients-with-uncomplicated-painful-bone-metastases
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Anne M Walling, Phillip J Beron, Tania Kaprealian, Patrick A Kupelian, Neil S Wenger, Susan A McCloskey, Christopher R King, Michael Steinberg
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing need for evidence-based efficiency in providing a growing amount of cancer care. One example of a quality gap is the use of multiple-fraction palliative radiation for patients with advanced cancer who have uncomplicated bone metastases; evidence suggests similar pain outcomes for treatment regimens with a lower burden of treatments. METHODS: During the first phase of quality improvement work, we used RAND/UCLA appropriateness methodology to understand how radiation oncologists at one academic medical center rate the appropriateness of different treatment regimens for painful uncomplicated bone metastases...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437118/blue-light-photocatalytic-glycosylation-without-electrophilic-additives
#11
Peng Wen, David Crich
Photocatalytic formation of glycosidic bonds employing stable and readily accessible O-glycosyl derivatives of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-ol is presented that employs an iridium-based photocatalyst and blue LEDs. The reaction proceeds at room temperature and in the absence of additives other than 4 Å molecular sieves. Stereoselectivities are modest but nevertheless dependent on the anomeric configuration of the donor, suggesting a substantial degree of concerted character.
April 24, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437062/molecular-arrangement-and-charge-transfer-in-c60-graphene-heterostructures
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Claudia Ojeda-Aristizabal, Elton J G Santos, Seita Onishi, Aiming Yan, Haider Imad Rasool, Salman Kahn, Yinchuan Lv, Drew Latzke, Jairo Velasco, Michael F Crommie, Matthew Sorensen, Kenneth Gotlieb, Chiu-Yun Lin, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Alessandra Lanzara, Alex Zettl
Charge transfer at the interface between dissimilar materials is at the heart of electronics and photovoltaics. Here we study the molecular orientation, electronic structure, and local charge transfer at the interface region of C60 deposited on graphene, with and without supporting substrates such as hexagonal boron nitride. We employ ab initio density functional theory with van der Waals (vdW) interactions, and experimentally characterize interface devices using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electronic transport...
April 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437024/photon-pair-generation-with-a-100-nm-thick-carbon-nanotube-film
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Kim Fook Lee, Ying Tian, He Yang, Kimmo Mustonen, Amos Martinez, Qing Dai, Esko I Kauppinen, John Malowicki, Prem Kumar, Zhipei Sun
Nonlinear optics based on bulk materials is the current technique of choice for quantum-state generation and information processing. Scaling of nonlinear optical quantum devices is of significant interest to enable quantum devices with high performance. However, it is challenging to scale the nonlinear optical devices down to the nanoscale dimension due to relatively small nonlinear optical response of traditional bulk materials. Here, correlated photon pairs are generated in the nanometer scale using a nonlinear optical device for the first time...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437018/polar-side-chains-enhance-processability-electrical-conductivity-and-thermal-stability-of-a-molecularly-p-doped-polythiophene
#14
Renee Kroon, David Kiefer, Dominik Stegerer, Liyang Yu, Michael Sommer, Christian Müller
Molecular doping of organic semiconductors is critical for optimizing a range of optoelectronic devices such as field-effect transistors, solar cells, and thermoelectric generators. However, many dopant:polymer pairs suffer from poor solubility in common organic solvents, which leads to a suboptimal solid-state nanostructure and hence low electrical conductivity. A further drawback is the poor thermal stability through sublimation of the dopant. The use of oligo ethylene glycol side chains is demonstrated to significantly improve the processability of the conjugated polymer p(g4 2T-T)-a polythiophene-in polar aprotic solvents, which facilitates coprocessing of dopant:polymer pairs from the same solution at room temperature...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436672/kinetic-energy-density-as-a-predictor-of-hydrogen-bonded-oh-stretching-frequencies
#15
Joseph R Lane, Anne Schou Hansen, Kasper Mackeprang, Henrik Grum Kjærgaard
This work considers the nature of the intermolecular hydrogen bond in a series of 15 different complexes with OH donor groups and N, O, P or S acceptor atoms. To complement the existing literature, room temperature gas phase vibrational spectra of the methanol-pyridine, ethanol-pyridine and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol-pyridine complexes were recorded. These complexes were chosen as they exhibit hydrogen bonds of intermediate strength as compared to previous investigations that involved strong or weak hydrogen bonds...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436519/a-ruthenium-ii-bis-phosphinophosphinine-complex-as-a-precatalyst-for-transfer-hydrogenation-and-hydrogen-borrowing-reactions
#16
R J Newland, M F Wyatt, R L Wingad, S M Mansell
The 2-phosphinophosphinine 2-PPh2-3-Me-6-SiMe3-PC5H2 (2) has been prepared and was shown to act as a κ(2)-chelating ligand in cis-[RuCl2(2)2] (4). Complex 4 was a competent precatalyst for the room temperature transfer hydrogenation of acetophenone (0.1 mol% 4 and 0.5 mol% KO(t)Bu) and the conversion of methanol/ethanol mixtures to the advanced biofuel isobutanol in 50% yield and 96% selectivity.
April 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436454/gold-nanoparticle-polymer-nanocomposites-synthesized-by-room-temperature-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-and-their-potential-for-fuel-cell-electrocatalytic-application
#17
Ri-Chao Zhang, Dan Sun, Ruirui Zhang, Wen-Feng Lin, Manuel Macias-Montero, Jenish Patel, Sadegh Askari, Calum McDonald, Davide Mariotti, Paul Maguire
Conductive polymers have been increasingly used as fuel cell catalyst support due to their electrical conductivity, large surface areas and stability. The incorporation of metal nanoparticles into a polymer matrix can effectively increase the specific surface area of these materials and hence improve the catalytic efficiency. In this work, a nanoparticle loaded conductive polymer nanocomposite was obtained by a one-step synthesis approach based on room temperature direct current plasma-liquid interaction. Gold nanoparticles were directly synthesized from HAuCl4 precursor in poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436442/thermal-stability-storage-and-release-of-proteins-with-tailored-fit-in-silica
#18
Yun-Chu Chen, Tristan Smith, Robert H Hicks, Aswin Doekhie, Francoise Koumanov, Stephen A Wells, Karen J Edler, Jean van den Elsen, Geoffrey D Holman, Kevin J Marchbank, Asel Sartbaeva
Biological substances based on proteins, including vaccines, antibodies, and enzymes, typically degrade at room temperature over time due to denaturation, as proteins unfold with loss of secondary and tertiary structure. Their storage and distribution therefore relies on a "cold chain" of continuous refrigeration; this is costly and not always effective, as any break in the chain leads to rapid loss of effectiveness and potency. Efforts have been made to make vaccines thermally stable using treatments including freeze-drying (lyophilisation), biomineralisation, and encapsulation in sugar glass and organic polymers...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436317/endoureteral-coil-embolization-of-an-ureteral-arterial-fistula
#19
Pavel Kibrik, Justin Eisenberg, Marc A Bjurlin, Natalie Marks, Anil Hingorani, Enrico Ascher
Background Ureteral arterial fistulas are rare but potentially life threatening. We present a female who developed a ureteral arterial fistula following a right robotic nephrectomy. After several endovascular interventions to control the bleeding had failed, we approached the fistula through the right ureteral stump with coil embolization. Methods Coil embolization of the right ureteral stump was performed. We utilized a 6Fr × 45 cm sheath inserted through one of the cystoscope channels to cannulate the right ureteral orifice...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436232/safety-performance-and-satisfaction-outcomes-in-the-operating-room-a-literature-review
#20
Anjali Joseph, Sara Bayramzadeh, Zahra Zamani, Bill Rostenberg
OBJECTIVE: This review of empirical literature focuses on the design of operating rooms (ORs) by investigating the physical environmental features of ORs associated with patient and staff outcomes. BACKGROUND: Many ORs built more than 30 years ago remain operational today. However, most are inadequately designed to handle the equipment, processes, and people that a contemporary OR needs to accommodate. However, the evidence base for designing ORs has been sorely lacking, and little guidance exists on how OR design can improve safety and performance outcomes...
January 1, 2017: HERD
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