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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438012/smartphone-based-dual-modality-imaging-system-for-quantitative-detection-of-color-or-fluorescent-lateral-flow-immunochromatographic-strips
#1
Yafei Hou, Kan Wang, Kun Xiao, Weijian Qin, Wenting Lu, Wei Tao, Daxiang Cui
Nowadays, lateral flow immunochromatographic assays are increasingly popular as a diagnostic tool for point-of-care (POC) test based on their simplicity, specificity, and sensitivity. Hence, quantitative detection and pluralistic popular application are urgently needed in medical examination. In this study, a smartphone-based dual-modality imaging system was developed for quantitative detection of color or fluorescent lateral flow test strips, which can be operated anywhere at any time. In this system, the white and ultra-violet (UV) light of optical device was designed, which was tunable with different strips, and the Sobel operator algorithm was used in the software, which could enhance the identification ability to recognize the test area from the background boundary information...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438007/high-speed-cleaving-of-crystals-with-ultrafast-bessel-beams
#2
L Rapp, R Meyer, L Furfaro, C Billet, R Giust, F Courvoisier
We develop a novel concept for ultra-high speed cleaving of crystalline materials with femtosecond lasers. Using Bessel beams in single shot, fracture planes can be induced nearly all along the Bessel zone in sapphire. For the first time, we show that only for a pulse duration below 650 fs, a single fracture can be induced in sapphire, while above this duration, cracks appear in all crystallographic orientations. We determine the influential parameters which are polarization direction, crystallographic axes and scanning direction...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438004/autofocusing-airy-beams-generated-by-all-dielectric-metasurface-for-visible-light
#3
Qingbin Fan, Daopeng Wang, Pengcheng Huo, Zijie Zhang, Yuzhang Liang, Ting Xu
Conventional method to generate autofocusing Airy (AFA) beam involves the optical Fourier transform (FT) system, which has a fairly long working distance due to the focal length of FT lens, presence of spatial light modulator (SLM) and auxiliary total reflection mirrors. Here, we propose an extremely compact design to generate high-efficiency AFA beam at visible frequency by using metasurface which is composed of a single layer array of amorphous titanium dioxide (TiO<sub>2</sub>) elliptical nanofins sitting on the fused-silica substrate...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437936/ultra-thin-and-high-efficiency-graphene-metasurface-for-tunable-terahertz-wave-manipulation
#4
Zhen Liu, Benfeng Bai
We propose a type of ultra-thin metasurfaces composed of rectangular graphene patches supporting orthogonal plasmonic resonances, which can work in transmission or reflection modes for dynamic terahertz wavefront manipulation with high polarization conversion ratio. By controlling the response of each patch via electrical biasing, the phase of the output wave can be tuned in a wide range over 180° while keeping its amplitude high and relatively stable. We demonstrate several functional devices based on such metasurfaces: a linear polarization converter with nearly 100% polarization conversion ratio, a switchable anomalous wave deflection device, and a dual-polarity focusing mirror with the focal spot tunable in both the transversal and longitudinal directions...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437903/real-time-broadband-radio-frequency-spectrum-analyzer-based-on-parametric-spectro-temporal-analyzer-pasta
#5
Liao Chen, Yuhua Duan, Haidong Zhou, Xi Zhou, Chi Zhang, Xinliang Zhang
A real-time broadband radio frequency (RF) spectrum analyzer is proposed and experimentally demonstrated to rapidly measure the RF spectrum of broadband optical signal. Cross phase modulation in the highly-nonlinear fiber is used to convert the RF spectrum carried by the pump to the optical spectrum of the probe signal, then the optical spectrum is real-time analyzed with the parametric spectro-temporal analyzer (PASTA) technology. The system performances are investigated in detail, including bandwidth, resolution, frame rate, and dynamic range...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437718/nontargeted-metabolomics-approach-for-the-differentiation-of-cultivation-ages-of-mountain-cultivated-ginseng-leaves-using-uhplc-qtof-ms
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Xiangwei Chang, Juanjuan Zhang, Dekun Li, Dazheng Zhou, Yuling Zhang, Jincheng Wang, Bing Hu, Aichun Ju, Zhengliang Ye
The adulteration or falsification of the cultivation age of mountain cultivated ginseng (MCG) has been a serious problem in the commercial MCG market. To develop an efficient discrimination tool for the cultivation age and to explore potential age-dependent markers, an optimized ultra high-performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC/QTOF-MS)-based metabolomics approach was applied in the global metabolite profiling of 156 MCG leaf (MGL) samples aged from 6 to 18 years...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437581/enhancement-of-oxidative-desulfurization-performance-over-uio-66-zr-by-ti-ion-exchange
#7
Yinyong Sun, Gan Ye, Hui Qi, Xiaolin Li, Kunyue Leng, Wei Xu
Oxidative desulfurization is considered to be one of the most promising methods for producing ultra-low sulfur fuels because it can effectively remove the refractory sulfur-containing aromatic compounds under mild conditions. In this work, we reported that the oxidative desulfurization (ODS) performance over UiO-66(Zr) can be greatly enhanced by Ti ion exchange. This strategy is not only efficient for UiO-66(Zr) with crystal defect but also for UiO-66(Zr) with high crystallinity. Especially, the ODS performance of UiO-66(Zr) with high crystallinity can be improved above 11-fold in the ODS reaction of dibenzothiophene, which should be mainly attributed to the introduction of active Ti sites...
April 24, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436907/reliability-of-lagged-poincar%C3%A3-plot-parameters-in-ultra-short-heart-rate-variability-series-application-on-affective-sounds
#8
Mimma Nardelli, Alberto Greco, Juan Bolea, Gaetano Valenza, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Raquel Bailon
The number of studies about ultra-short cardiovascular time series is increasing because of the demand for mobile applications in telemedicine and e-health monitoring. However, the current literature still needs a proper validation of heartbeat nonlinear dynamics assessment from ultra-short time series. This paper reports on the reliability of the Lagged Poincaré Plot (LPP) parameters - calculated from ultra-short cardiovascular time series. Reliability is studied on simulated as well as on real RR series...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436856/task-based-modeling-of-an-5k-ultra-high-resolution-medical-imaging-system-for-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
#9
Chumin Zhao, Jerzy Kanicki
High-resolution, low noise x-ray detectors based on CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) technology have demonstrated superior imaging performance for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). This paper presents a task-based model for a high resolution medical imaging system to evaluate its ability to detect simulated microcalcifications and masses as lesions for breast cancer. Three-dimensional (3D) cascaded system analysis for a 50 μm pixel pitch CMOS APS x-ray detector was integrated with an object task function, a medical imaging display model, and the human eye contrast sensitivity function to calculate the detectability index and area under the ROC curve (AUC)...
April 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436643/ultrathin-in2o3-nanosheets-with-uniform-mesopores-for-highly-sensitive-nitric-oxide-detection
#10
Xue Wang, Juan Su, Hui Chen, Guo-Dong Li, Zhifang Shi, Haifeng Zou, Xiaoxin Zou
Nitric oxide (NOx, including NO and NO2) is one of the most dangerous environmental toxins and pollutants, mainly origins from vehicle exhaust and industrial emission. The development of sensitive NOx gas sensors is quite urgent for human health and environmental friendly. Up to now, it still remains a great challenge to develop NOx gas sensor, which can satisfy multiple application demands for sensing performance (such as high response, low detection temperature and limit). In this work, ultrathin In2O3 nanosheets with uniform mesopores were successfully synthesized through a facile two-step synthetic method...
April 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436516/a-non-catalytic-vapor-growth-regime-for-organohalide-perovskite-nanowires-using-anodic-aluminum-oxide-templates
#11
Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli, Aashir Waleed, Leilei Gu, Daquan Zhang, Rouhollah Tavakoli, Bingbing Lei, Wenjun Su, Fang Fang, Zhiyong Fan
In this work, a novel and facile synthesis process to fabricate single crystalline organometal halide perovskite nanowires has been successfully developed. Nanowires were grown in a high density ordered array from metal nanoclusters inside anodic aluminum oxide templates using a non-catalytic chemical vapor deposition method. Specifically, perovskite NWs were grown as a result of the reaction between methylammonium iodide (MAI) and the Pb/Sn (Pb or Sn) metal in anodic aluminum oxide templates under optimal conditions...
April 24, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436058/stabilizing-the-mxenes-by-carbon-nanoplating-for-developing-hierarchical-nanohybrids-with-efficient-lithium-storage-and-hydrogen-evolution-capability
#12
Xianhong Wu, Zhiyu Wang, Mengzhou Yu, Luyang Xiu, Jieshan Qiu
The MXenes combining hydrophilic surface, metallic conductivity and rich surface chemistries represent a new family of 2D materials with widespread applications. However, their poor oxygen resistance causes a great loss of electronic properties and surface reactivity, which significantly inhibits the fabrication, the understanding of the chemical nature and full exploitation of the potential of MXene-based materials. Herein we report a facile carbon nanoplating strategy for efficiently stabilizing the MXenes against structural degradation caused by spontaneous oxidation, which provides a material platform for developing MXene-based materials with attractive structure and properties...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436017/attachment-styles-and-clinical-correlates-in-people-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis
#13
Debra A Russo, Jan Stochl, Joanne Hodgekins, Maria Iglesias-González, Penelope Chipps, Michelle Painter, Peter B Jones, Jesus Perez
Evidence suggests that attachment styles may influence subclinical psychosis phenotypes (schizotypy) and affective disorders and may play a part in the association between psychosis and childhood adversity. However, the role of attachment in the initial stages of psychosis remains poorly understood. Our main aim was to describe and compare attachment styles in 60 individuals at ultra high risk for psychosis (UHR) and a matched sample of 60 healthy volunteers (HV). The HV had lower anxious and avoidant attachment scores than the UHR individuals (p < ...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435777/recent-progress-in-metal-organic-frameworks-for-applications-in-electrocatalytic-and-photocatalytic-water-splitting
#14
REVIEW
Wei Wang, Xiaomin Xu, Wei Zhou, Zongping Shao
The development of clean and renewable energy materials as alternatives to fossil fuels is foreseen as a potential solution to the crucial problems of environmental pollution and energy shortages. Hydrogen is an ideal energy material for the future, and water splitting using solar/electrical energy is one way to generate hydrogen. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a class of porous materials with unique properties that have received rapidly growing attention in recent years for applications in water splitting due to their remarkable design flexibility, ultra-large surface-to-volume ratios and tunable pore channels...
April 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435361/effects-of-delivering-the-same-radiant-exposures-at-730-1450-and-2920-mw-cm-2-to-two-resin-based-composites
#15
Maan M AlShaafi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of curing two resin-based composites (RBC) with the same radiant exposures at 730, 1450, and 2920 mW/cm(2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two types of RBC, Filtek Supreme Ultra and Tetric-EvoCeram-Bulk Fill, were light-cured to deliver the same radiant exposures for 5, 10, or 20 s by means of a modified Valo light emitted diode light-curing unit with the light tip placed directly over each specimen. The RBC was expressed into metal rings that were 2...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434712/evidence-for-an-imidazoline-by-product-from-glycans-using-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#16
Robert J Duff, Elaine Smith, Wenzhou Li, Szilan Fodor
Herein is reported the separation and identification of a previously unknown imidazoline by-product originating from the fluorescent labeling procedure when applied to enzymatically released N-linked glycans of a human IgG1. The imidazoline by-product was generated via the reductive amination procedure with either sodium cyanoborohydride or 2-picoline borane. Using ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) in conjunction with hydrophilic interaction-based chromatography (HILIC), the 2-aminobenzoic acid (2-AA)-labeled glycans were well-resolved from imidazoline by-products to facilitate direct identification utilizing electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) with fragmentation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434711/validation-of-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-to-quantify-illicit-drug-and-pharmaceutical-residues-in-wastewater-using-accuracy-profile-approach
#17
Cécile Hubert, Martin Roosen, Yves Levi, Sara Karolak
The analysis of biomarkers in wastewater has become a common approach to assess community behavior. This method is an interesting way to estimate illicit drug consumption in a given population: by using a back calculation method, it is therefore possible to quantify the amount of a specific drug used in a community and to assess the consumption variation at different times and locations. Such a method needs reliable analytical data since the determination of a concentration in the ngL(-1) range in a complex matrix is difficult and not easily reproducible...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434202/distribution-of-norovirus-genotypes-and-subtypes-in-river-water-by-ultra-deep-sequencing-based-analysis
#18
M Boonchan, K Motomura, K Inoue, H Ode, P Y Chu, M Lin, Y Iwatani, K Ruchusatsawat, R Guntapong, R Tacharoenmuang, S Chantaroj, M Tatsumi, N Takeda, S Sangkitporn
To determine the distribution of NoV genotypes in natural river water in Thailand, we conducted a genome analysis using a next-generation sequencer. Twenty-five river water samples were collected at five different sites of the Khlong Klon River in the suburbs of Bangkok between August 2013 and December 2014. The partial genome of NoV was detected in 15 of the 25 samples (60.0%). Seven of these 15 samples (46.7%) contained multiple NoV GII genotypes: GII.4, GII.6, and GII.17. Our data showed that GII.17 had already emerged in August 2013 as a minor population, and it became a major genotype in December 2014...
April 23, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433957/the-translational-journey-of-a-new-ultra-hydrophilic-stent-platform-what-can-we-learn
#19
Ramzi Khamis
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April 20, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433874/systematically-characterize-the-absorbed-effective-substances-of-wutou-decoction-and-their-metabolic-pathways-in-rat-plasma-using-uhplc-q-tof-ms-combined-with-a-target-network-pharmacological-analysis
#20
Tengfei Xu, Shizhe Li, Yufei Sun, Zifeng Pi, Shu Liu, Fengrui Song, Zhiqiang Liu
Wu-tou Decoction (WTD) is a famous traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) formula which is applied to treat arthritis and pain of joints. In this study, a sensitive and rapid method was developed for the separation and identification of the absorbed constituents and metabolites of WTD in the rats plasma by ultra high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q-TOF-MS). A total of 22 absorbed prototype constituents and 49 metabolites were identified or tentatively characterized in dosed plasma...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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