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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149500/ep-radiofrequency-generators-significant-offsets-between-selected-and-delivered-power
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Felix Bourier, Bernhard Schwarz, Amir Brkic, Lara Wolf, Verena Semmler, Marc Kottmaier, Elena Risse, Marta Telishevska, Stephanie Brooks, Sarah Lengauer, Marielouise Kornmayer, Katharina Koch-Büttner, Florian Berger, Gabriele Hessling, Isabel Deisenhofer, Tilko Reents
INTRODUCTION: For radiofrequency ablation, the EP Shuttle®, Ampere®, and SmartAblate® generator models are most frequently used in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between selected and delivered RF power for different generators. METHODS AND RESULTS: In an experimental setup, ablation catheters were connected to the EP Shuttle®, Ampere®, and SmartAblate® generators. The power delivered by the generators was measured using a current converter and an oscilloscope...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058160/equivalent-reduction-in-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-mahayana-buddhists-practicing-vegetarian-diets
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Ampere A Tseng
The equivalent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) by Mahayana Buddhists with vegetarian diets is quantitatively evaluated. The Buddhists in seven Mahayana-dominated countries or regions, i.e., China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, are studied. Assessments of the vegetarian population among these Mahayana-dominated countries or regions are performed. Correlation formulas based on data from a national survey are developed to quantify the GHGEs of various dietary groups by using the meat consumption as the only required input...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038458/observation-of-current-induced-bulk-magnetization-in-elemental-tellurium
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Tetsuya Furukawa, Yuri Shimokawa, Kaya Kobayashi, Tetsuaki Itou
The magnetoelectric effect in bulk matter is of growing interest both fundamentally and technologically. Since the beginning of the century, the magnetoelectric effect has been studied intensively in multiferroic materials. However, magnetoelectric phenomena in materials without any (anti-)ferroic order remain almost unexplored. Here we show the observation of a new class of bulk magnetoelectric effect, by revisiting elemental trigonal tellurium. We demonstrate that elemental tellurium, which is a nonmagnetic semiconductor, exhibits current-induced magnetization...
October 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036152/single-freeform-surface-design-for-prescribed-input-wavefront-and-target-irradiance
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Christoph Bösel, Herbert Gross
In beam shaping applications, the minimization of the number of necessary optical elements for the beam shaping process can benefit the compactness of the optical system and reduce its cost. The single freeform surface design for input wavefronts, which are neither planar nor spherical, is therefore of interest. In this work, the design of single freeform surfaces for a given zero-étendue source and complex target irradiances is investigated. Hence, not only collimated input beams or point sources are assumed...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034338/desorption-of-harmful-hydrocarbon-compounds-in-soil-using-micron-sized-magnetic-particles-and-high-frequency-magnetic-fields
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Bailey S Tye, Rushi J Vyas
This research looks at the use of high frequency (HF) magnetic fields to desorb/reduce harmful chemical compounds within gasoline and diesel that commonly leak out of underground storage tanks. Using a multi-strand coil design, measured magnetic fields of over 3 kilo-amperes per meter are generated at an optimal frequency of 117 kHz without skin-depth losses, and without the use of expensive super-conductors or liquid-cooled mechanisms. This high frequency magnetic field is successfully used in non-contact-based magnetic heating and desorption of Gasoline and Diesel mixed with sand, water and easily-dispersible, benign micrometer-sized iron filings, used as a magnetic absorber...
October 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950621/radial-structure-of-the-constricted-positive-column-modeling-and-experiment
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Yu Golubovskii, D Kalanov, V Maiorov
We present a detailed self-consistent model of a positive column in argon glow discharge at moderate pressures and currents. This model describes the discharge transition between diffuse and constricted states. The model includes an extensive set of plasma chemical reactions and equation for inhomogeneous gas heating. The nonequilibrium behavior of an electron distribution function is also considered. One of the main features of the model is an accurate treatment of radiation trapping by solving the Holstein-Biberman equation directly...
August 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888402/investigating-the-potential-of-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes-based-zinc-nanocomposite-as-a-recognition-interface-towards-plant-pathogen-detection
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Muhammad Ali Tahir, Sadaf Hameed, Anam Munawar, Imran Amin, Shahid Mansoor, Waheed S Khan, Sadia Zafar Bajwa
The emergence of nanotechnology has opened new horizons for constructing efficient recognition interfaces. This is the first report where the potential of a multiwalled carbon nanotube based zinc nanocomposite (MWCNTs-Zn NPs) investigated for the detection of an agricultural pathogen i.e. Chili leaf curl betasatellite (ChLCB). Atomic force microscope analyses revealed the presence of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) having a diameter of 50-100nm with zinc nanoparticles (Zn-NPs) of 25-500nm. In this system, these bunches of Zn-NPs anchored along the whole lengths of MWCNTs were used for the immobilization of probe DNA strands...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884573/cornlike-ordered-mesoporous-silicon-particles-modified-by-nitrogen-doped-carbon-layer-for-the-application-of-li-ion-battery
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Bing Lu, Bingjie Ma, Xinglan Deng, Wangwu Li, Zhenyu Wu, Hongbo Shu, Xianyou Wang
The cornlike ordered mesoporous silicon (OM-Si) particles modified by the nitrogen-doped carbon layer (OM-Si@NC) are successfully fabricated and used as the anode of lithium-ion battery (LIBs). The influences of the N-doped carbon layer on the structure and electrochemical properties of the OM-Si@NC composite are detailedly investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectrum, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and charge/discharge tests. The results reveal that the amorphous N-doped carbon layer can offer the abundant conductive pathways for fast lithium ion transportation and electron transfer, which not only leads to a high specific capacity under high ampere density but also serves as a structural barrier maintaining the whole integrity and settling the mechanical breaking due to the huge volume changes of Si host...
September 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877098/a-3-dimensional-printed-ultrasound-probe-visuospatial-trainer
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Ryan T McKenna, Jesse C Dove, Robert A Ratzlaff, Jose L Diaz-Gomez, Daniel J Cox, Leslie V Simon
Training adult learners to use ultrasound in clinical practice relies on the ability of the learner to apply visuospatial concepts to the anatomy of the human body. We describe a visuospatial trainer that replicates the housing of an ultrasound transducer, through which a linear laser projects light in the same plane and orientation as the ultrasonic sound waves. We use this trainer in combination with a porcine heart dissection laboratory to teach bedside cardiac ultrasound and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
September 4, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764513/note-diagnostic-deuterium-beam-with-an-ultra-small-energy-spread-for-plasma-spectroscopy
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V Ya Savkin, A A Lizunov
The DINA-5M diagnostic atomic beam has been upgraded to reduce the energy spread down to 50 eV. An active voltage stabilization system introduces a chain of varistors connected in series that can be switched with the time constant of 70 μs to minimize the deviation from the reference to the high-voltage level. Using deuterium, the enhanced diagnostic beam has the current of four atomic amperes and the energy of 50 keV ± 50 eV. The primary considered application is a motional Stark effect diagnostic combined with laser-induced fluorescence, where the beam energy spread is an ultimate parameter determining the measurement performance...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615472/neuronal-circadian-clock-protein-oscillations-are-similar-in-behaviourally-rhythmic-forager-honeybees-and-in-arrhythmic-nurses
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T Fuchikawa, K Beer, C Linke-Winnebeck, R Ben-David, A Kotowoy, V W K Tsang, G R Warman, E C Winnebeck, C Helfrich-Förster, G Bloch
Internal clocks driving rhythms of about a day (circadian) are ubiquitous in animals, allowing them to anticipate environmental changes. Genetic or environmental disturbances to circadian clocks or the rhythms they produce are commonly associated with illness, compromised performance or reduced survival. Nevertheless, some animals including Arctic mammals, open sea fish and social insects such as honeybees are active around-the-clock with no apparent ill effects. The mechanisms allowing this remarkable natural plasticity are unknown...
June 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595038/bio-electric-field-enhancement-the-influence-on-hyaluronan-mediated-motility-receptors-in-human-breast-carcinoma
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Marcy C Purnell
Mechanisms that regulate cancer cell metastasis are often intricately linked to mechanisms that control cell migration in wound repair. Hyaluronan Mediated Motility Receptor (HMMR) encodes a receptor for hyaluronan-mediated motility (RHAMM), a non-integral cell surface hyaluronan receptor and intracellular protein that promotes mitotic spindle formation and cell motility. RHAMM has been found to have increased expression in both cancers and wounds, and when cancers show increased RHAMM expression poor outcomes have occurred...
April 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593211/architecture-of-conx-single-clusters-on-nanocarbon-as-excellent-oxygen-reduction-catalysts-with-high-efficient-atomic-utilization
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Ting He, Hui Xue, Xiaojuan Wang, Shuanghua He, Yulai Lei, Yuyuan Zhang, Rujuan Shen, Yi Zhang, Juan Xiang
A new strategy to fabricate CoNx single cluster supported nanocarbon catalysts (C/P/2Co600) with enhanced atomic utilization towards the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is reported. N-Coordination protection and low-temperature pyrolysis are the two key factors for the formation of CoNx single clusters on nanocarbon supports. Morphological and structural identification confirmed the simultaneous anchoring of homo-dispersed CoNx single clusters and N-doping on the nanocarbon under relatively mild thermal treatment conditions...
June 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190940/lipschitz-estimates-for-commutators-of-singular-integral-operators-associated-with-the-sections
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Guangqing Wang, Jiang Zhou
Let H be Monge-Ampère singular integral operator, [Formula: see text], and [Formula: see text]. It is proved that the commutator [Formula: see text] is bounded from [Formula: see text] to [Formula: see text] for [Formula: see text] and from [Formula: see text] to [Formula: see text] for [Formula: see text]. For the extreme case [Formula: see text], a weak estimate is given.
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105928/computer-aided-identification-of-a-hevein-like-antimicrobial-peptide-of-bell-pepper-leaves-for-biotechnological-use
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Patrícia Dias Games, Elói Quintas Gonçalves daSilva, Meire de Oliveira Barbosa, Hebréia Oliveira Almeida-Souza, Patrícia Pereira Fontes, Marcos Jorge deMagalhães, Paulo Roberto Gomes Pereira, Maura Vianna Prates, Gloria Regina Franco, Alessandra Faria-Campos, Sérgio Vale Aguiar Campos, Maria Cristina Baracat-Pereira
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial peptides from plants present mechanisms of action that are different from those of conventional defense agents. They are under-explored but have a potential as commercial antimicrobials. Bell pepper leaves ('Magali R') are discarded after harvesting the fruit and are sources of bioactive peptides. This work reports the isolation by peptidomics tools, and the identification and partially characterization by computational tools of an antimicrobial peptide from bell pepper leaves, and evidences the usefulness of records and the in silico analysis for the study of plant peptides aiming biotechnological uses...
December 15, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094940/high-electronic-conductance-through-double-helix-dna-molecules-with-fullerene-anchoring-groups
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Kathia L Jiménez-Monroy, Nicolas Renaud, Jeroen Drijkoningen, David Cortens, Koen Schouteden, Christian van Haesendonck, Wanda J Guedens, Jean V Manca, Laurens D A Siebbeles, Ferdinand C Grozema, Patrick H Wagner
Determining the mechanism of charge transport through native DNA remains a challenge as different factors such as measuring conditions, molecule conformations, and choice of technique can significantly affect the final results. In this contribution, we have used a new approach to measure current flowing through isolated double-stranded DNA molecules, using fullerene groups to anchor the DNA to a gold substrate. Measurements were performed at room temperature in an inert environment using a conductive AFM technique...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047180/we-ab-204-03-increasing-access-to-medical-physics-education-and-research-excellence-ampere
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W Ngwa
Many efforts have been made to increase diversity in the science workforce. In order for us to be competitive in innovation and ingenuity we need to reach out to any source of intellectual talent. Having greater diversity can only increase the creativity in medical physics. In order for students to succeed academically they need role models and mentors with whom they can identify. Literature has shown that racial and ethnic diversity has both direct and indirect positive effects on the educational outcomes, career advancement and motivation of students...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009968/the-dielectrophoretic-disassociation-of-chloride-ions-and-the-influence-on-diamagnetic-anisotropy-in-cell-membranes
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Marcy C Purnell, Terence J Skrinjar
Chloride channels represent ubiquitously expressed proteins that regulate fundamental cellular processes including membrane potential, maintenance of intracellular pH, and regulation of cell volume. However, mechanisms to modulate this large family of ion channels have remained elusive to date. This large chloride channel family does not appear to operate with selectivity similar to the sodium and potassium channels. These unique channels appear to be bi-directional cotransporters of two or more different molecules or ions across a bilayer phospholipid membrane...
November 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980207/biaxially-strained-ptpb-pt-core-shell-nanoplate-boosts-oxygen-reduction-catalysis
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Lingzheng Bu, Nan Zhang, Shaojun Guo, Xu Zhang, Jing Li, Jianlin Yao, Tao Wu, Gang Lu, Jing-Yuan Ma, Dong Su, Xiaoqing Huang
Compressive surface strains have been necessary to boost oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity in core/shell M/platinum (Pt) catalysts (where M can be nickel, cobalt, or iron). We report on a class of platinum-lead/platinum (PtPb/Pt) core/shell nanoplate catalysts that exhibit large biaxial strains. The stable Pt (110) facets of the nanoplates have high ORR specific and mass activities that reach 7.8 milliampere (mA) per centimeter squared and 4.3 ampere per milligram of platinum at 0.9 volts versus the reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE), respectively...
December 16, 2016: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869213/highly-efficient-spin-current-operation-in-a-cu-nano-ring
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Benedict A Murphy, Andrew J Vick, Marjan Samiepour, Atsufumi Hirohata
An all-metal lateral spin-valve structure has been fabricated with a medial Copper nano-ring to split the diffusive spin-current path. We have demonstrated significant modulation of the non-local signal by the application of a magnetic field gradient across the nano-ring, which is up to 30% more efficient than the conventional Hanle configuration at room temperature. This was achieved by passing a dc current through a current-carrying bar to provide a locally induced Ampère field. We have shown that in this manner a lateral spin-valve gains an additional functionality in the form of three-terminal gate operation for future spintronic logic...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
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