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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102922/effect-of-the-unfilled-space-size-of-the-abutment-screw-access-hole-on-the-extruded-excess-cement-and-retention-of-single-implant-zirconia-crowns
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Sulieman S Al-Johany, Mohammad D Al Amri, Ahmed S Al-Bakri, Mohammed N Al-Qarni
PURPOSE: To evaluate in vitro the effect of the size of the unfilled space of the abutment screw access hole on the amount of extruded excess cement and the retention of zirconia copings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve dental implant replicas were attached to the corresponding abutments and embedded in acrylic resin blocks. A total of 36 CAD/CAM zirconia copings were fabricated by one technician using the standard technique. Abutments were divided into group I: the entire screw access channel was completely filled (nonspaced); group II: 1-mm-spaced; and group III: 2-mm-spaced...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102327/super-strong-materials-for-temperatures-exceeding-2000%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
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Laura Silvestroni, Hans-Joachim Kleebe, William G Fahrenholtz, Jeremy Watts
Ceramics based on group IV-V transition metal borides and carbides possess melting points above 3000 °C, are ablation resistant and are, therefore, candidates for the design of components of next generation space vehicles, rocket nozzle inserts, and nose cones or leading edges for hypersonic aerospace vehicles. As such, they will have to bear high thermo-mechanical loads, which makes strength at high temperature of great importance. While testing of these materials above 2000 °C is necessary to prove their capabilities at anticipated operating temperatures, literature reports are quite limited...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100712/salt-management-strategy-defines-the-stem-and-leaf-hydraulic-characteristics-of-six-mangrove-tree-species
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Guo-Feng Jiang, Uromi Manage Goodale, Yan-Yan Liu, Guang-You Hao, Kun-Fang Cao
Mangroves in hypersaline coastal habitats are under constant high xylem tension and face great risk of hydraulic dysfunction. To investigate the relationships between functional traits and salt management, we measured 20 hydraulic and photosynthetic traits in four salt-adapted (SA) and two non-SA (NSA) mangrove tree species in south China. The SA species included two salt secretors (SSs), Avicennia marina (Forsskål) Vierhapper and Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco and two salt excluders (SEs), Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L...
January 18, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100119/distribution-of-saccharides-and-salts-on-amphoteric-ion-exchange-resin
#4
Yuki Sha, Ayako Hasegawa, Utano Aimoto, Shuji Adachi
An amphoteric ion-exchange resin hardly shrank in 550 and 300 g/L glucose and sodium chloride solutions, respectively; however, the bed packed with a cation-exchange resin shrank considerably. From the distribution coefficients of some saccharides, the swelling pressure of the amphoteric ion-exchange resin was estimated to be 2.0 MPa at 25 °C. The distribution coefficients of glucose, galactose, fructose, and mannose were independent of their concentration and were about 0.621. On the other hand, the apparent distribution coefficients of NaF, NaCl, NaBr, NaI, LiCl, KCl, and CsCl largely depended on concentration...
January 19, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099000/application-of-nano-fe%C3%A2-tannic-acid-complexes-in-modifying-aqueous-acrylic-latex-for-controlled-release-coated-urea
#5
Yazhen Shen, Changwen Du, Jianmin Zhou, Fei Ma
Acrylic latexes are valuable waterborne materials used in controlled-release fertilizers. Controlled-release urea coated with these latexes release a large amount of nutrients, making it difficult to meet the requirement of plants. Herein, FeⅢ-Tannic Acid (TA) complexes, which were blended with acrylic latex and subsequently reassembled capsules on a surface of polyacrylate particles. These complexes remarkably retarded the release of urea (the preliminary solubility was decreased from 22.3% to 0.8%) via decreasing the coating tackiness (Tg was increased from 4...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098993/in-situ-hydrogenation-of-the-zintl-phase-srge
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Henry Auer, Dirk Wallacher, Thomas Christian Hansen, Holger Kohlmann
Hydrides (deuterides) of the CrB-type Zintl phases AeTt (Ae = alkaline earth; Tt = tetrel) show interesting bonding properties with novel polyanions. In SrGeD4/3-x (γ phase), three zigzag chains of Ge atoms are condensed and terminated by covalently bound D atoms. A combination of in situ techniques (thermal analysis and synchrotron and neutron powder diffraction) revealed the existence of two further hydride (deuteride) phases with lower H (D) content (called α and β phases). Both are structurally related to the parent Zintl phase SrGe and to the ZrNiH structure type containing variable amounts of H (D) in Sr4 tetrahedra...
January 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098454/high-sensitive-wearable-textile-based-humidity-sensor-made-of-high-strength-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-swcnt-poly-vinyl-alcohol-pva-filaments
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Gengheng Zhou, Joon-Hyung Byun, Youngseok Oh, Byung-Mun Jung, Hwa-Jin Cha, Dong Gi Seong, Moon-Kwang Um, Sangil Hyun, Tsu-Wei Chou
Textile-based humidity sensors can be an important component of smart wearable electronic-textiles and have potential applications in the management of wounds, bed-wetting, and skin pathologies or for microclimate control in clothing. Here, we report a wearable textile-based humidity sensor for the first time using high strength (~750 MPa) and ultra-tough (energy-to-break, 4300 J g-1) SWCNT/PVA filaments via a wet-spinning process. The conductive SWCNT networks in the filaments can be modulated by adjusting the intertube distance by swelling the PVA molecular chains via the absorption of water molecules...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098315/a-ph-responsive-wormlike-micellar-system-of-a-noncovalent-interaction-based-surfactant-with-a-tunable-molecular-structure
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Wanli Kang, Pengxiang Wang, Haiming Fan, Hongbin Yang, Caili Dai, Xia Yin, Yilu Zhao, Shujun Guo
Responsive wormlike micelles are very useful in a number of applications, whereas it is still challenging to create dramatic viscosity changes in wormlike micellar systems. Here we developed a pH-responsive wormlike micellar system based on a noncovalent constructed surfactant, which is formed by the complexation of N-erucamidopropyl-N,N-dimethylamine (UC22AMPM) and citric acid at the molar ratio of 3 : 1 (EACA). The phase behavior, aggregate microstructure and viscoelasticity of EACA solutions were investigated by macroscopic appearance observation, rheological and cryo-TEM measurements...
January 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095870/comparison-of-compressive-forces-caused-by-various-cannulated-cancellous-screws-used-in-arthroscopic-ankle-arthrodesis
#9
Satoshi Kamijo, Tsukasa Kumai, Shogo Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Mano, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND: When performing arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis for end-stage ankle arthritis, internal fixation is performed using bone screws after appropriate preparation. However, optimal characteristics of bone screws have not been examined in terms of pressure force. Objective comparisons of bone-screw performance may provide information on procedures for arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis. The study objectives were to determine whether it was possible to measure compressive force changes using the newly developed device and to infer all screw characteristics from measurement results when used in actual surgeries...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095466/substrate-stiffness-controls-osteoblastic-and-chondrocytic-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-without-exogenous-stimuli
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Rene Olivares-Navarrete, Erin M Lee, Kathryn Smith, Sharon L Hyzy, Maryam Doroudi, Joseph K Williams, Ken Gall, Barbara D Boyan, Zvi Schwartz
Stem cell fate has been linked to the mechanical properties of their underlying substrate, affecting mechanoreceptors and ultimately leading to downstream biological response. Studies have used polymers to mimic the stiffness of extracellular matrix as well as of individual tissues and shown mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could be directed along specific lineages. In this study, we examined the role of stiffness in MSC differentiation to two closely related cell phenotypes: osteoblast and chondrocyte. We prepared four methyl acrylate/methyl methacrylate (MA/MMA) polymer surfaces with elastic moduli ranging from 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094506/superior-performance-of-artificial-nacre-based-on-graphene-oxide-nanosheets
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Yang Wang, Hao Yuan, Piming Ma, Huiyu Bai, Mingqing Chen, Weifu Dong, Yi Xie, Yogesh S Deshmukh
Natural nacre is well-known by its unique properties due to the well-recognized "brick and mortar" structure. Inspired by the natural nacre, graphene oxide (GO) was modified with dopamine in aqueous solution and then chemically reduced to yield polydopamine-capped reduce GO (PDG). The artificial nacre films of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and PDG presentating layered structure had been successfully constructed via vacuum-assisted assembly process, in which PDG and PVA acted as "bricks" and "mortar", respectively...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094350/significantly-enhanced-creep-resistance-of-low-volume-fraction-in-situ-tibw-ti6al4v-composites-by-architectured-network-reinforcements
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S Wang, L J Huang, L Geng, F Scarpa, Y Jiao, H X Peng
We present a new class of TiBw/Ti6Al4V composites with a network reinforcement architecture that exhibits a significant creep resistance compared to monolithic Ti6Al4V alloys. Creep tests performed at temperatures between 773 K and 923 K and stress range of 100 MPa-300 MPa indicate both a significant improvement of the composites creep resistance due to the network architecture made by the TiB whiskers (TiBw), and a decrease of the steady-state creep rates by augmenting the local volume fractions of TiBw in the network region...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094241/gelatin-freeze-casting-of-biomimetic-titanium-alloy-with-anisotropic-and-gradient-pore-structure
#13
Lei Zhang, Ronan Le Coz-Botrel, Charlotte Beddoes, Terje Sjöström, Bo Su
Titanium is a material commonly used for dental and orthopaedic implants. However, due to large differences in properties between the titanium metal and the natural bone, stress shielding has been observed in the surrounding area, resulting in bone atrophy, and thus has raised concerns of the use of this material. Ideally implant materials should possess similar properties to the surrounding tissues in order to distribute the load as the joint would naturally, while also possessing a similar porous structure to the bone to enable interaction with the surrounding material...
January 17, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094232/comparative-evaluation-of-shear-bond-strength-of-metallic-brackets-bonded-with-two-different-bonding-agents-under-dry-conditions-and-with-saliva-contamination
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Mashallah Khanehmasjedi, Mohammad Ali Naseri, Samaneh Khanehmasjedi, Leila Basir
BACKGROUND: This study compared the shear bond strength of metallic brackets bonded with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry and saliva-contamination conditions. METHODS: Sixty sound premolar teeth were selected, and stainless-steel brackets were bonded on enamel surfaces with Single Bond and Assure bonding agents under dry condition or with saliva contamination. Shear bond strength values of brackets were measured in a universal testing machine. The adhesive remnant index scores were determined after debonding of the brackets under a stereomicroscope...
January 13, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094007/obtaining-the-biomechanical-behavior-of-ascending-aortic-aneurysm-via-the-use-of-novel-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Mohammed Alreshidan, Nastaran Shahmansouri, Jennifer Chung, Vynka Lash, Alexander Emmott, Richard L Leask, Kevin Lachapelle
INTRODUCTION: Ex vivo measurement of ascending aortic biomechanical properties may help understand the risk for rupture or dissection of dilated ascending aortas. A validated in vivo method that can predict aortic biomechanics does not exist. Speckle tracking transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has been used to measure ventricular stiffness; we sought to determine whether speckle TEE could be adapted to estimate aortic stiffness in vivo and compare these findings with those obtained by ex vivo tissue measurements...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092951/cuso4-h2o2-triggered-polydopamine-poly-sulfobetaine-methacrylate-coatings-for-antifouling-membrane-surfaces
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Chao Zhang, Hao-Nan Li, Yong Du, Meng-Qi Ma, Zhi-Kang Xu
The mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) coatings have been broadly exploited for constructing functional membrane surfaces. One-step co-deposition of PDA with antifouling polymers, especially zwitterionic polymer, has been regarded as a promising strategy for fabricating antifouling membrane surfaces. However, one challenge is that the co-deposition is usually a slow process with ten hours or even several days. Herein, we report that CuSO4/H2O2 is able to notably accelerate the co-deposition process of PDA with poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PSBMA)...
January 16, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092865/investigations-on-the-immunosuppressive-activity-of-derivatives-of-mycophenolic-acid-in-immature-dendritic-cells
#17
Dorota Iwaszkiewicz-Grzes, Grzegorz Cholewinski, Agata Kot-Wasik, Piotr Trzonkowski, Krystyna Dzierzbicka
The main activity of mycophenolic acid 1 (MPA) and its analogs is the inhibition of proliferation of T cells. Here, we hypothesized that MPA and its conjugates inhibits also the activity of antigen-presenting cells (APC) including dendritic cells (DCs). We tested the effect of novel amino acid derivatives of MPA and conjugates of MPA with acridines/acridones on DCs by flow cytometry, ELISA and MLR assay. Both acridines/acridone derivatives could inhibit the maturation of DC, as shown by the decreased expression of B7 family receptors...
January 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092531/a-200-1380-khz-quadrifrequency-focused-ultrasound-transducer-for-neurostimulation-in-rodents-and-primates-transcranial-in-vitro-calibration-and-numerical-study-of-the-influence-of-skull-cavity
#18
Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre Pouget, Mickael Tanter, Jean-Francois Aubry
Low intensity transcranial focused ultrasound has been demonstrated to produce neuromodulation in both animals and humans. Primarily for technical reasons, frequency is one of the most poorly investigated critical wave parameters. We propose the use of a quadri-band transducer capable of operating at 200, 320, 850 and 1380 kHz for further investigation of the frequency dependence of neuromodulation efficacy while keeping the position of the transducer fixed with respect to the subject's head. This paper presents the results of the transducer calibration in water, in vitro transmission measurements through a monkey skull flap, 3D simulations based on both a μCT-scan of a rat and on CT-scans of 2 macaques...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090809/degradation-kinetics-of-passion-fruit-pectin-in-subcritical-water
#19
Khwanjai Klinchongkon, Pramote Khuwijitjaru, Shuji Adachi
The degradation of passion fruit pectin by subcritical water treatment in a continuous flow-type reactor was investigated in the temperature range of 80-160 °C at a constant pressure of 5 MPa. Changes in the degree of polymerization and reducing end formation were monitored and modeled by applying the Emsley equation and zeroth-order kinetics, respectively. The results showed that both the pectin degradation rate constant and the change in the amount of reducing end were enhanced by temperature, and that the temperature dependence of these parameters obeyed the Arrhenius relationship...
January 16, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090032/the-influence-of-elastic-moduli-of-core-materials-on-shear-stress-distributions-at-the-adhesive-interface-in-resin-built-up-teeth
#20
Ayaka Chiba, Takashi Hatayama, Kimisuke Kainose, Masatoshi Nakajima, David H Pashley, Noriyuki Wakabayashi, Junji Tagami
This study aimed to investigate shear stress distributions in resin built-up teeth using resin composites of varying elastic moduli (E), with or without fiber posts. Three-dimensional mathematical models of a root-filled mandibular premolar tooth were constructed. Resin post and cores were built-up with resin composites of three different E: 12,000, 18,000 and 24,000 MPa, with or without fiber posts. Finite element linear analysis was performed to calculate shear stress distributions at bonding interface between resin core and dentin...
January 13, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
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