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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340027/influence-of-long-term-in-vivo-exposure-debris-accumulation-and-archwire-material-on-friction-force-among-different-types-of-brackets-and-archwires-couples
#1
Uroš Mezeg, Jasmina Primožic
Objective: The aim was to assess the influence of long-term in vivo exposure, debris accumulation and archwire material on static and kinetic friction force among different types of brackets and archwires couples. Material and Methods: Friction testing was performed among four lower incisors' brackets, conventional and self-ligating (SL), coupled with either nickel-titanium or stainless steel archwires, as-received and in vivo exposed in 18 subjects. The friction testing was performed for a sliding distance of 14 mm at a speed of 10 mm/min, with a starting force of 0...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339765/stem-moir%C3%A3-analysis-for-2d-strain-measurements
#2
Akimitsu Ishizuka, Martin Hytch, Kazuo Ishizuka
A moiré pattern is created in a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) when the scan step is close to a crystalline periodicity. Usually, fringes are visible in only one direction, corresponding to a single set of lattice planes, but fringes can be formed in two directions or more. Using an accurate independent calibration, the strains in silicon devices have been determined from the spacing and orientation of one-directional STEM moiré fringes. In this report, we first discuss the origin of the STEM moiré, and then we show how an accurate calibration of the scan step can be obtained from the STEM moiré pattern itself, providing that we know initially only an approximate scan step and the planar spacing...
February 24, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334646/defluoridation-of-drinking-water-using-a-new-flow-column-electrocoagulation-reactor-fcer-experimental-statistical-and-economic-approach
#3
Khalid S Hashim, Andy Shaw, Rafid Al Khaddar, Montserrat Ortoneda Pedrola, David Phipps
A new batch, flow column electrocoagulation reactor (FCER) that utilises a perforated plate flow column as a mixer has been used to remove fluoride from drinking water. A comprehensive study has been carried out to assess its performance. The efficiency of fluoride removal (R%) as a function of key operational parameters such as initial pH, detention time (t), current density (CD), inter-electrode distance (ID) and initial concentration (C0) has been examined and an empirical model has been developed. A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) investigation of the influence of the EC process on morphology of the surface of the aluminium electrodes, showed the erosion caused by aluminium loss...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334627/a-novel-versatile-microbiosensor-for-local-hydrogen-detection-by-means-of-scanning-photoelectrochemical-microscopy
#4
Fangyuan Zhao, Felipe Conzuelo, Volker Hartmann, Huaiguang Li, Stefanie Stapf, Marc M Nowaczyk, Matthias Rögner, Nicolas Plumeré, Wolfgang Lubitz, Wolfgang Schuhmann
The development of a versatile microbiosensor for hydrogen detection is reported. Carbon-based microelectrodes were modified with a [NiFe]-hydrogenase embedded in a viologen-modified redox hydrogel for the fabrication of a sensitive hydrogen biosensor By integrating the microbiosensor in a scanning photoelectrochemical microscope, it was capable of serving simultaneously as local light source to initiate photo(bio)electrochemical reactions while acting as sensitive biosensor for the detection of hydrogen. A hydrogen evolution biocatalyst based on photosystem 1-platinum nanoparticle biocomplexes embedded into a specifically designed redox polymer was used as a model for proving the capability of the developed hydrogen biosensor for the detection of hydrogen upon localized illumination...
March 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331884/accuracy-assessment-and-characterization-of-x-ray-coded-aperture-coherent-scatter-spectral-imaging-for-breast-cancer-classification
#5
Manu N Lakshmanan, Joel A Greenberg, Ehsan Samei, Anuj J Kapadia
Although transmission-based x-ray imaging is the most commonly used imaging approach for breast cancer detection, it exhibits false negative rates higher than 15%. To improve cancer detection accuracy, x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (CSCT) has been explored to potentially detect cancer with greater consistency. However, the 10-min scan duration of CSCT limits its possible clinical applications. The coded aperture coherent scatter spectral imaging (CACSSI) technique has been shown to reduce scan time through enabling single-angle imaging while providing high detection accuracy...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329720/in-vitro-activity-of-farnesol-against-vaginal-lactobacillus-spp
#6
Fengjuan Wang, Zhaohui Liu, Dai Zhang, Xiaoxi Niu
OBJECTIVE: Farnesol, a quorum-sensing molecule in Candida albicans, can affect the growth of certain microorganisms. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of farnesol against vaginal Lactobacillus spp., which play a crucial role in the maintenance of vaginal health. METHODS: Growth and metabolic viability of vaginal Lactobacillus spp. incubated with different concentrations of farnesol were determined by measuring the optical density of the cultures and with the MTT assay...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329445/nanoscale-imaging-of-current-density-with-a-single-spin-magnetometer
#7
K Chang, A Eichler, J Rhensius, L Lorenzelli, C L Degen
Charge transport in nanostructures and thin films is fundamental to many phenomena and processes in science and technology, ranging from quantum effects and electronic correlations in mesoscopic physics, to integrated charge- or spin-based electronic circuits, to photoactive layers in energy research. Direct visualization of the charge flow in such structures is challenging due to their nanometer size and the itinerant nature of currents. In this work, we demonstrate noninvasive magnetic imaging of current density in two-dimensional conductor networks including metallic nanowires and carbon nanotubes...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328041/sem-microphotogrammetry-a-new-take-on-an-old-method-for-generating-high-resolution-3d-models-from-sem-images
#8
A D Ball, P A Job, A E L Walker
The method we present here uses a scanning electron microscope programmed via macros to automatically capture dozens of images at suitable angles to generate accurate, detailed three-dimensional (3D) surface models with micron-scale resolution. We demonstrate that it is possible to use these Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images in conjunction with commercially available software originally developed for photogrammetry reconstructions from Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and to reconstruct 3D models of the specimen...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328025/calibration-procedure-for-secular-frequency-scanning-in-ion-trap-mass-spectrometers
#9
Dalton T Snyder, Christopher J Pulliam, R Graham Cooks
RATIONALE: Mass spectra can be recorded using ion traps by scanning the frequency of an alternating current (ac) signal that corresponds to the secular frequency of a trapped ion. There is a considerable simplification in the instrumentation needed to perform such a scan compared with conventional scans of the radiofrequency (rf) amplitude. However, mass calibration is difficult. An algorithm that can be used to achieve mass calibration is investigated and the factors that affect ion mass assignments are discussed...
May 30, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328010/on-axis-versus-off-axis-transmission-kikuchi-diffraction-technique-application-to-the-characterisation-of-severe-plastic-deformation-induced-ultrafine-grained-microstructures
#10
H Yuan, E Brodu, C Chen, E Bouzy, J-J Fundenberger, L S Toth
A new configuration for Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) in a scanning electron microscope is presented; called 'on-axis TKD'. Compared to the usual off-axis configuration, the scintillator is placed perpendicular to the incident beam under the electron-transparent sample, not in vertical position. In this way, the setup benefits from intense forward scattered electrons enabling short acquisition times. At equivalent diffraction pattern quality, the electron dose needed on the sample is estimated to be 20 times lower in comparison to the off-axis configuration...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327807/ultrastructural-study-of-morphological-changes-in-schistosoma-mansoni-after-in-vitro-exposure-to-the-monoterpene-rotundifolone
#11
Thiago José Matos-Rocha, Marília Gabriela Dos Santos Cavalcanti, José Maria Barbosa-Filho, Ana Silvia Suassuna Carneiro Lúcio, Dyana Leal Veras, Márcia Ortiz Mayo Marques, Luiz Carlos Alves, Fábio André Brayner
INTRODUCTION: Schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease caused by trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma, affects more than 200 million people worldwide, and its control is dependent on a single drug, praziquantel. Here, we report the in vitro effect of rotundifolone, a monoterpene isolated from Mentha x villosa (Lamiaceae), on Schistosoma mansoni adult worms. METHODS: The in vitro effect of rotundifolone on adult Schistosoma mansoni was evaluated by analysis of behavior and mortality and through a scanning electron microscopic analysis of ultrastructural changes in the tegument of the worms...
January 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326714/-effect-of-pinus-massoniana-needle-extract-on-root-dentin-demineralization-in-vitro
#12
Tang Chengfang, Ruan Jianping, Zhu Yong, Li Zixia, Zuo Yanping, Xu Hongyan
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effects of Pinus massoniana needle extract (PMNE) on inhibiting demineralization of root dentin. METHODS: Root dentin blocks were randomly divided into distilled deionized water (DDW) group, fluoride sodium (NaF) group, and 4%, 8% and 12% PMNE groups according to the experimental solution used in the process of pH cycling in each group. All specimens in each group experienced pH cycling for 8 d. The dentin mineral density (DMD) of the normal dentin and demineralized dentin and their D-value (ΔDMD) were determined using micro computed tomography...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324726/facile-synthesis-of-hierarchical-mesoporous-weirds-like-morphological-mno2-thin-films-on-carbon-cloth-for-high-performance-supercapacitor-application
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Pragati A Shinde, Vaibhav C Lokhande, Taeksoo Ji, Chandrakant D Lokhande
The mesoporous nanostructured metal oxides have a lot of capabilities to upsurge the energy storing capacity of the supercapacitor. In present work, different nanostructured morphologies of MnO2 have been successfully fabricated on flexible carbon cloth by simple but capable hydrothermal method at different deposition temperatures. The deposition temperature has strong influence on reaction kinetics, which subsequently alters the morphology and electrochemical performance. Among different nanostructured MnO2 thin films, the mesoporous weirds composed thin film obtained at temperature of 453K exhibits excellent physical and electrochemical features for supercapacitor application...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317729/chemical-components-and-emulsification-properties-of-mucilage-from-dioscorea-opposita-thunb
#14
Fanyi Ma, Yun Zhang, Yanna Yao, Yurong Wen, Weiping Hu, Jie Zhang, Xiuhua Liu, Alan E Bell, Carina Tikkanen-Kaukanen
The properties of mucilage obtained from Dioscorea opposita, generated during industrial manufacturing were investigated in this study. Characteristics such as monosaccharide content, amino acid content, molecular weight, and structural features were measured, whereas morphology was observed using a scanning/transmission electron microscope. Additionally, emulsification properties at different concentrations (0.2%, 0.4%, 0.6%, 0.8%, and 1.0%) and under acidic and basic pH (5.0 and 9.0) conditions were studied...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317681/comparison-of-biometry-and-intraocular-lens-power-calculation-performed-by-a-new-optical-biometry-device-and-a-reference-biometer
#15
Bruna V Ventura, Marcelo C Ventura, Li Wang, Douglas D Koch, Mitchell P Weikert
PURPOSE: To compare biometry measurements and intraocular lens (IOL) power calculations obtained by a new optical A-scan interferometer biometer (Galilei G6) (new biometer) and a partial coherence interferometer biometer (IOLMaster 500) (reference biometer). SETTING: Private practice, Recife, Brazil. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. METHODS: Cataract patients who had biometric measurements with the new biometer and the reference biometer were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316952/interface-between-mta-and-dental-bonding-agents-scanning-electron-microscope-evaluation
#16
Gabriele Cervino, Luca Fiorillo, Gianrico Spagnuolo, Ennio Bramanti, Luigi Laino, Floriana Lauritano, Marco Cicciù
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, the material that offers the best sealing characteristic in the field of endodontic treatment is the mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), nevertheless, this material necessities an adhesive bonding agent to perfectly join to the dental surface. The aim of this study was to analyze using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) the possible microgap between the adhesive, MTA, and the dental surface. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fourteen extracted molars were divided into two groups - group A was prepared with MTA-component adhesive and group B was prepared with MTA and composite dual etching...
January 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316838/retinal-vessel-density-in-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-optic-atrophy-after-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#17
Chun-Hsiu Liu, Ling-Yuh Kao, Ming-Hui Sun, Wei-Chi Wu, Henry Shen-Lih Chen
Aims. To compare optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) retinal vasculature measurements between normal and optic atrophy after nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) subjects. Design. This prospective observational study was conducted between July 2015 and August 2016 at the ophthalmology outpatient department of a referral center in Taiwan. Peripapillary (4.5 × 4.5 mm) and parafoveal (6 × 6 mm) OCT-A scans were acquired. Measurements of the peripapillary region were obtained in two areas: (1) circumpapillary vessel density (cpVD) and (2) whole enface image vessel density (wiVD)...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314376/electrochemical-quantification-of-extracellular-local-h2o2-kinetics-originating-from-single-cells
#18
Monika Bozem, Phillip Knapp, Valentin Mirceski, Ewa Slowik, Ivan Bogeski, Reinhard Kappl, Christian Heinemann, Markus Hoth
AIMS: H2O2 is produced by all eukaryotic cells under physiological and pathological conditions. Due to its enormous relevance for cell signaling at low concentrations and anti-pathogenic function at high concentrations, precise quantification of extracellular local H2O2 concentrations ([H2O2]) originating from single cells is required. RESULTS: Using a scanning electrochemical microscope and bare platinum disk ultramicroelectrodes, we established sensitive long term measurements of extracellular [H2O2] kinetics originating from single primary human monocytes ex vivo...
March 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304284/scanning-gate-microscopy-of-magnetic-focusing-in-graphene-devices-quantum-vs-classical-simulation
#19
Marko D Petrović, Slaviša Milovanović, Francois Peeters
We compare classical versus quantum electron transport in recently investigated magnetic focusing devices [S. Bhandari et al., Nano Lett. 16, 1690 (2016)] exposed to the perturbing potential of a scanning gate microscope (SGM). Using the Landauer-Büttiker formalism for a multi-terminal device, we calculate resistance maps that are obtained as the SGM tip is scanned over the sample. There are three unique regimes in which the scanning tip can operate (focusing, repelling, and mixed regime) which are investigated...
March 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301010/effect-of-sonic-vibrations-on-bond-strength-of-fiberglass-posts-bonded-to-root-dentin
#20
Amanda Mahammad Mushashe, Rodrigo Otavio Jatahy Ferreira do Amaral, Carlos Eduardo Edwards Rezende, Flares Baratto Filho, Leonardo Fernandes da Cunha, Carla Castiglia Gonzaga
Sonic vibrations may improve the bond strength and durability of fiberglass posts by improving adhesive penetration into dentin as well as the cement flow. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sonic vibrations on the bond strength between fiberglass posts and root dentin using the pull-out test. Bovine roots were endodontically treated and divided randomly into four groups (n=12): Group C - conventional cementation (control); Group SA - sonic vibration (Smart Sonic Device, FGM) of the adhesive system and conventional post accommodation; SP group - conventional adhesive application and sonic vibration of the post during accommodation; and SASP - sonic vibration of the system adhesive and the post during accommodation...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
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