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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819458/focused-ultrasound-hyperthermia-mediated-drug-delivery-using-thermosensitive-liposomes-and-visualized-with-in-vivo-two-photon-microscopy
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Marc A Santos, David E Goertz, Kullervo Hynynen
The future of nanomedicines in oncology requires leveraging more than just the passive drug accumulation in tumors through the enhanced permeability and retention effect. Promising results combining mild hyperthermia (HT) with lyso-thermosensitive liposomal doxorubicin (LTSL-DOX) has led to improved drug delivery and potent antitumor effects in pre-clinical studies. The ultimate patient benefit from these treatments can only be realized when robust methods of HT can be achieved clinically. One of the most promising methods of non-invasive HT is the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) with MRI thermometry for anatomical targeting and feedback...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819218/low-threshold-rhodamine-doped-whispering-gallery-mode-microlasers-fabricated-by-direct-laser-writing
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Nathália B Tomazio, Leonardo De Boni, Cleber R Mendonca
The combination of the outstanding properties of whispering gallery modes with both the flexibility and ease of processing of polymers is particularly attractive for photonics applications. However, the versatile fabrication of polymeric nano/microdevices with the desired photonic performance has proven challenging. Here, we report on lasing in Rhodamine B doped whispering gallery mode microcavities fabricated by direct laser writing via two-photon polymerization. Threshold pump energies as low as 12 nJ were achieved for free-space pulsed excitation at 532 nm...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819184/black-phosphorus-ink-formulation-for-inkjet-printing-of-optoelectronics-and-photonics
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Guohua Hu, Tom Albrow-Owen, Xinxin Jin, Ayaz Ali, Yuwei Hu, Richard C T Howe, Khurram Shehzad, Zongyin Yang, Xuekun Zhu, Robert I Woodward, Tien-Chun Wu, Henri Jussila, Jiang-Bin Wu, Peng Peng, Ping-Heng Tan, Zhipei Sun, Edmund J R Kelleher, Meng Zhang, Yang Xu, Tawfique Hasan
Black phosphorus is a two-dimensional material of great interest, in part because of its high carrier mobility and thickness dependent direct bandgap. However, its instability under ambient conditions limits material deposition options for device fabrication. Here we show a black phosphorus ink that can be reliably inkjet printed, enabling scalable development of optoelectronic and photonic devices. Our binder-free ink suppresses coffee ring formation through induced recirculating Marangoni flow, and supports excellent consistency (< 2% variation) and spatial uniformity (< 3...
August 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818391/role-of-capillary-pericytes-and-precapillary-arterioles-in-the-vascular-mechanism-of-betahistine-in-a-guinea-pig-inner-ear-model
#4
Mattis Bertlich, Friedrich Ihler, Bernhard G Weiss, Saskia Freytag, Michael Strupp, Mark Jakob, Martin Canis
AIMS: Betahistine is a histamine analogue that is used for the treatment of Menière's disease. Animal studies showed that it increases local blood flow in the stria vascularis. In terms of its mode of action, recent studies have prompted discussion of whether betahistine actively affects cochlear microcirculation by dilations of pericytes or of precapillary arterioles or by mere downstream effects. Hence, we investigated the effects of betahistine on cochlear capillary pericytes and precapillary arterioles...
August 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811577/dirac-point-induced-ultralow-threshold-laser-and-giant-optoelectronic-quantum-oscillations-in-graphene-based-heterojunctions
#5
Golam Haider, Rini Ravindranath, Tzu-Pei Chen, Prathik Roy, Pradip Kumar Roy, Shu-Yi Cai, Huan-Tsung Chang, Yang-Fang Chen
The occurrence of zero effective mass of electrons at the vicinity of the Dirac point is expected to create new paradigms for scientific research and technological applications, but the related discoveries are rather limited. Here, we demonstrate that a simple architecture composed of graphene quantum dots sandwiched by graphene layers can exhibit several intriguing features, including the Dirac point induced ultralow-threshold laser, giant peak-to-valley ratio (PVR) with ultra-narrow spectra of negative differential resistance and quantum oscillations of current as well as light emission intensity...
August 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811526/observation-of-the-unexpected-morphology-of-graphene-wrinkle-on-copper-substrate
#6
Wen Wang, Shudu Yang, Ashu Wang
Graphene, a two-dimensional material, has a wide range of unique properties and could be used in the development of varieties of mechanic, electronic and photonic devices, therefore methods to synthesis large-area high-quality graphene films are urgently required. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) has been of particular interest recently due to its simplicity and low cost. However, because of the mismatch of thermal expansion coefficients, high densities of wrinkles are commonly observed. Despite their prevalence and potential impact on large-scale graphene properties, relatively little is known about their structural morphology and formation mechanism...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809900/modulation-bandwidth-enhancement-for-coupled-twin-square-microcavity-lasers
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Zhi-Xiong Xiao, Yong-Zhen Huang, Yue-De Yang, Min Tang, Jin-Long Xiao
Modulation bandwidth enhancements are investigated for coupled twin-square microcavity lasers due to photon-photon resonance effect. For a coupled twin-square microcavity laser with the square side length of 20 μm, we demonstrate the increase of 3-dB modulation bandwidth from 9.6 GHz to 19.5 GHz, by adjusting the resonance mode wavelength interval between two square microcavities. The enhanced modulation bandwidth is explained by rate equation analysis, and numerical simulations are conducted for large signal modulation with improved eye-diagrams at 40 Gbit/s...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809890/tunable-photonic-radiofrequency-filter-with-complementary-bandpass-and-bandstop-responses
#8
Peixuan Li, Wei Pan, Xihua Zou, Lianshan Yan, Yan Pan
A photonic radiofrequency (RF) filter with two complementary bandpass and bandstop responses that is capable of simultaneously providing a single transmission channel at one port and a notch rejection channel at the other port is proposed. An integrated polarization division-multiplexing Mach-Zehnder modulator and the in-fiber stimulated Brillouin scattering effect are used to control the amplitudes and phases of the RF modulation sidebands along two orthogonal states of polarization to generate two complementary bandpass and bandstop responses at two output ports, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809885/two-photon-absorption-and-subband-photodetection-in-monolayer-mos2
#9
Feng Zhou, Wei Ji
We develop a theoretical model to quantify the two-photon absorption (2 PA) coefficients of monolayer MoS2. Based on two-dimensional excitons, our model reveals the 2 PA coefficient spectrum on the order of 0.01-0.1 cm/MW in the near-infrared for monolayer MoS2. As compared to the band theory for bulk semiconductors, these coefficients are enhanced by at least one order of magnitude. Our model is in agreement with light-intensity-dependent photocurrent measurements on a monolayer MoS2, subband photodetector with femtosecond laser pulses...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809879/zak-phase-induced-multiband-waveguide-by-two-dimensional-photonic-crystals
#10
Yuting Yang, Tao Xu, Yun Fei Xu, Zhi Hong Hang
Interface states in photonic crystals provide efficient approaches to control the flow of light. Photonic Zak phase determines the bulk band properties of photonic crystals, and, by assembling two photonic crystals with different bulk band properties together, deterministic interface states can be realized. By translating each unit cell of a photonic crystal by half the lattice constant, another photonic crystal with identical common gaps but a different Zak phase at each photonic band can be created. By assembling these two photonic crystals together, multiband waveguide can thus be easily created and then experimentally characterized...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809875/bi-directional-top-hat-d-scan-single-beam-accurate-characterization-of-nonlinear-waveguides
#11
Samuel Serna, Nicolas Dubreuil
The characterization of a third-order nonlinear integrated waveguide is reported for the first time by means of a top-hat dispersive-scan (D-Scan) technique, a temporal analog of the top-hat Z-Scan. With a single laser beam, and by carrying two counterdirectional nonlinear transmissions to assess the input and output coupling efficiencies, a novel procedure is described leading to accurate measurement of the TPA figure of merit, the effective two-photon absorption (TPA), and optical Kerr (including the sign) coefficients...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809874/three-dimensional-object-visualization-and-detection-in-low-light-illumination-using-integral-imaging
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Adam Markman, Xin Shen, Bahram Javidi
Conventional two-dimensional (2D) imaging systems that operate in the visible spectrum may perform poorly in environments under low light illumination. In this work, we present the potential of passive three-dimensional (3D) integral imaging (II) to perform 3D imaging of a scene under low light conditions in the visible spectrum and without the need for a photon counting or cooled CCD camera. Using dedicated algorithms, we demonstrate that the reconstructed 3D integral image is naturally optimum in a maximum likelihood sense in low light levels and in the presence of detector noise enabling object visualization in the scene...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809828/bioengineering-of-humanized-bone-marrow-microenvironments-in-mouse-and-their-visualization-by-live-imaging
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Diana Passaro, Ander Abarrategi, Katie Foster, Linda Ariza-McNaughton, Dominique Bonnet
Human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) reside in the bone marrow (BM) niche, an intricate, multifactorial network of components producing cytokines, growth factors, and extracellular matrix. The ability of HSCs to remain quiescent, self-renew or differentiate, and acquire mutations and become malignant depends upon the complex interactions they establish with different stromal components. To observe the crosstalk between human HSCs and the human BM niche in physiological and pathological conditions, we designed a protocol to ectopically model and image a humanized BM niche in immunodeficient mice...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809413/tumor-targeted-nanoprobes-for-enhanced-multimodal-imaging-and-synergistic-photothermal-therapy-core-shell-and-dumbbell-gd-tailored-gold-nanorods
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Jinchang Yin, Deqi Chen, Shuangshuang Wu, Chaorui Li, Lizhi Liu, Yuanzhi Shao
Multifunctional nanoprobes, due to their unique nanocomposite structures, have prominent advantages that combine multimodal imaging of a tumor with photothermal therapy. However, they remain a challenge for constructing nanostructures via conventional approaches due to the peculiar environmental sensitivity of each component. Here, we report the design and synthesis of Gd-based nanoparticle-tailored gold nanorods with distinctive core-shell and dumbbell nanoarchitectures (NAs) by a specific synthesis technology...
August 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808836/excitation-transfer-and-trapping-kinetics-in-plant-photosystem-i-probed-by-two-dimensional-electronic-spectroscopy
#15
Parveen Akhtar, Cheng Zhang, Zhengtang Liu, Howe-Siang Tan, Petar H Lambrev
Photosystem I is a robust and highly efficient biological solar engine. Its capacity to utilize virtually every absorbed photon's energy in a photochemical reaction generates great interest in the kinetics and mechanisms of excitation energy transfer and charge separation. In this work, we have employed room-temperature coherent two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy to follow exciton equilibration and excitation trapping in intact Photosystem I complexes as well as core complexes isolated from Pisum sativum...
August 14, 2017: Photosynthesis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808431/reconstructing-three-dimensional-protein-crystal-intensities-from-sparse-unoriented-two-axis-x-ray-diffraction-patterns
#16
Ti-Yen Lan, Jennifer L Wierman, Mark W Tate, Hugh T Philipp, Veit Elser, Sol M Gruner
Recently, there has been a growing interest in adapting serial microcrystallography (SMX) experiments to existing storage ring (SR) sources. For very small crystals, however, radiation damage occurs before sufficient numbers of photons are diffracted to determine the orientation of the crystal. The challenge is to merge data from a large number of such 'sparse' frames in order to measure the full reciprocal space intensity. To simulate sparse frames, a dataset was collected from a large lysozyme crystal illuminated by a dim X-ray source...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Crystallography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808095/what-limits-photosynthetic-energy-conversion-efficiency-in-nature-lessons-from-the-oceans
#17
Paul G Falkowski, Hanzhi Lin, Maxim Y Gorbunov
Constraining photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency in nature is challenging. In principle, two yield measurements must be made simultaneously: photochemistry, fluorescence and/or thermal dissipation. We constructed two different, extremely sensitive and precise active fluorometers: one measures the quantum yield of photochemistry from changes in variable fluorescence, the other measures fluorescence lifetimes in the picosecond time domain. By deploying the pair of instruments on eight transoceanic cruises over six years, we obtained over 200 000 measurements of fluorescence yields and lifetimes from surface waters in five ocean basins...
September 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807441/whole-body-dose-and-energy-measurements-in-radiotherapy-by-a-combination-of-lif-mg-cu-p-and-lif-mg-ti
#18
Pascal Hauri, Uwe Schneider
PURPOSE: Long-term survivors of cancer who were treated with radiotherapy are at risk of a radiation-induced tumor. Hence, it is important to model the out-of-field dose resulting from a cancer treatment. These models have to be verified with measurements, due to the small size, the high sensitivity to ionizing radiation and the tissue-equivalent composition, LiF thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLD) are well-suited for out-of-field dose measurements. However, the photon energy variation of the stray dose leads to systematic dose errors caused by the variation in response with radiation energy of the TLDs...
August 11, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806981/understanding-the-potentiality-of-accelerator-based-boron-neutron-capture-therapy-for-osteosarcoma-dosimetry-assessment-based-on-the-reported-clinical-experience
#19
Silva Bortolussi, Ian Postuma, Nicoletta Protti, Lucas Provenzano, Cinzia Ferrari, Laura Cansolino, Paolo Dionigi, Olimpio Galasso, Giorgio Gasparini, Saverio Altieri, Shin-Ichi Miyatake, Sara J González
BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primary malignant bone tumour, and its incidence is higher in children and adolescents, for whom it represents more than 10% of solid cancers. Despite the introduction of adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapy that markedly increased the success rate in the treatment, aggressive surgery is still needed and a considerable percentage of patients do not survive due to recurrences or early metastases. Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT), an experimental radiotherapy, was investigated as a treatment that could allow a less aggressive surgery by killing infiltrated tumour cells in the surrounding healthy tissues...
August 15, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806509/two-photon-probes-for-ph-detection-of-human-colon-cancer-using-two-photon-microscopy
#20
Seung Taek Hong, Tae Hyeong Kim, Ji-Woo Choi, Seong Jun Park, Sungan Kwon, Kyu Cheol Paik, Man So Han, Eun Sun Kim, Hoon Jai Chun, Jung-Nyoung Heo, Bong Rae Cho
We have developed two-photon (TP) pH-sensitive probes (BH-2 and BHEt-1) that exhibit absorption and emission maxima at 370 and 466 nm, and TP absorption cross-section values of 51 and 61 GM (1 GM = 10-50cm4s/photon), respectively, at 750 nm and pH 3.0 in a universal buffer (0.1 M citric acid, 0.1 M KH2PO4, 0.1 M Na2B4O7, 0.1 M Tris, 0.1 M KCl)/1,4-dioxane (7/3) solution. The TPM images of CCD-18co (a normal colon cell line) and HCT116 cells (a colon cancer cell line) labeled with BH-2 were too dim to be distinguished...
August 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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