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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241645/spectrum-interrogation-of-fiber-acoustic-sensor-based-on-self-fitting-and-differential-method
#1
Xin Fu, Ping Lu, Wenjun Ni, Hao Liao, Shun Wang, Deming Liu, Jiangshan Zhang
In this article, we propose an interrogation method of fiber acoustic sensor to recover the time-domain signal from the sensor spectrum. The optical spectrum of the sensor will show a ripple waveform when responding to acoustic signal due to the scanning process in a certain wavelength range. The reason behind this phenomenon is the dynamic variation of the sensor spectrum while the intensity of different wavelength is acquired at different time in a scanning period. The frequency components can be extracted from the ripple spectrum assisted by the wavelength scanning speed...
February 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240294/superconducting-parity-effect-across-the-anderson-limit
#2
Sergio Vlaic, Stéphane Pons, Tianzhen Zhang, Alexandre Assouline, Alexandre Zimmers, Christophe David, Guillemin Rodary, Jean-Christophe Girard, Dimitri Roditchev, Hervé Aubin
How small can superconductors be? For isolated nanoparticles subject to quantum size effects, P.W. Anderson in 1959 conjectured that superconductivity could only exist when the electronic level spacing δ is smaller than the superconducting gap energy Δ. Here we report a scanning tunnelling spectroscopy study of superconducting lead (Pb) nanocrystals grown on the (110) surface of InAs. We find that for nanocrystals of lateral size smaller than the Fermi wavelength of the 2D electron gas at the surface of InAs, the electronic transmission of the interface is weak; this leads to Coulomb blockade and enables the extraction of electron addition energy of the nanocrystals...
February 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237755/a-novel-high-performance-supercapacitor-based-on-chitosan-go-mwcnt-pani
#3
Mir Ghasem Hosseini, Elham Shahryari
Chitosan/Graphene Oxide-MWCNT/polyaniline (CS/GM/PANI) ternary nanocomposite has been synthesized via in situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of CS/GM. The Morphology of nanocomposites was studied by Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, as well as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Futthermore, the supercapacitive behavior of the CS-based samples was investigated using cyclic voltammetry (CV), galvanostatic charge-discharge (CD) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques in 0...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229144/construction-of-leaf-like-cuo-cu2o-nanocomposites-on-copper-foam-for-high-performance-supercapacitors
#4
Dong He, Guanda Wang, Guolong Liu, Hui Suo, Chun Zhao
Leaf-like CuO-Cu2O nanosheets have been prepared on copper foam by a one-step simple anodization method, which can be used as an advanced binder-free supercapacitor electrode. The performance of the CuO-Cu2O/Cu foam electrode was optimized through controlling and restraining the current density and reaction time. The prepared electrode exhibits a very high specific capacitance (1.954 F cm(-2) at a scan rate of 2 mV s(-1)), excellent durability (120% retention after 5000 cycles), remarkable rate capability (91...
February 23, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227772/the-chronnectome-evaluating-replicability-of-dynamic-connectivity-patterns-in-7500-resting-fmri-datasets
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Anees Abrol, Charlotte Chaze, Eswar Damaraju, Vince D Calhoun, Anees Abrol, Charlotte Chaze, Eswar Damaraju, Vince D Calhoun, Vince D Calhoun, Eswar Damaraju, Anees Abrol, Charlotte Chaze
Functional fMRI data are typically analyzed under the assumption that participants experience one long, continuous connectivity state throughout rest scan sessions. The chronnectome is a model that takes into account the temporal variance in connectivity throughout a scan session. In this work, we evaluate the repeatability of properties of functional network connectivity (FNC) dynamics assessed using sliding-windowed correlations in 28 independent age-matched large samples of 250 subjects. This approach revealed that multiple discrete, reoccurring connectivity states arise during rest, and that subjects tend to remain in one connectivity state for long periods of time before transitioning to another...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227089/low-energy-defibrillation-research-using-a-rabbit-ventricular-model-optimizing-the-potential-gradient-distribution-using-multiple-epicardial-electrodes
#6
Jianfei Wang, Lian Jin, Xiaomei Wu, Biao Song, Li Qian, Weiqi Wang, Jianfei Wang, Lian Jin, Xiaomei Wu, Biao Song, Li Qian, Weiqi Wang, Xiaomei Wu, Li Qian, Biao Song, Jianfei Wang, Weiqi Wang, Lian Jin
Cardiac potential gradient distribution directly affects defibrillation efficacy, and the electrode configuration that ensures optimal distribution is yet to be determined. In this study, a rabbit ventricular finite element conductor model containing blood perfusion in ventricular cavities was developed. The electric field was solved on the model by using 95% myocardial volume potential gradient higher than 5 V/cm as the successful defibrillation threshold (DFT). Multiple epicardial electrodes (MEE) protocols and a SCAN protocol were used to identify the optimum defibrillation method...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225132/an-unexpected-use-of-ferrocene-a-scanning-electrochemical-microscopy-study-of-a-toll-like-receptor-array-and-its-interaction-with-e-coli
#7
Zhe She, Kristin Topping, Bin Dong, Mohtashim H Shamsi, Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
Imaging of toll-like receptor microarrays was achieved using scanning electrochemical microscopy with the successful integration of two ferrocene derivatives in order to enhance the background contrast. This investigation has resulted in the novel fabrication of a tuneable, multiplex, broad-spectrum bacterial sensor for the interrogation of conserved microbial stimuli.
February 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222787/an-effective-method-for-the-identification-and-separation-of-anopheles-minimus-the-primary-malaria-vector-in-thailand-and-its-sister-species-anopheles-harrisoni-with-a-comparison-of-their-mating-behaviors
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Kritsana Taai, Ralph E Harbach, Kittipat Aupalee, Wichai Srisuka, Thippawan Yasanga, Yasushi Otsuka, Atiporn Saeung
BACKGROUND: Species of the Anopheles minimus complex are considered to be the primary vectors of malaria in South and Southeast Asia. Two species of the complex, Anopheles minimus and Anopheles harrisoni, occur in Thailand. They are sympatric and difficult to accurately distinguish based on morphological characters. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of antennal sensory organs to distinguish these two species. Additionally, we investigated their ability to mate in cages of different sizes, as well as the possible mechanism(s) that evokes stenogamous behavior...
February 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220897/uniformly-dispersed-znfe2o4-nanoparticles-on-nitrogen-modified-graphene-for-high-performance-supercapacitor-as-electrode
#9
Lei Li, Huiting Bi, Shili Gai, Fei He, Peng Gao, Yunlu Dai, Xitian Zhang, Dan Yang, Milin Zhang, Piaoping Yang
A facile strategy has been adopted for the preparation of ZnFe2O4/NRG composite by anchoring ultrasmall ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles on nitrogen-doped reduced graphene (denoted as NRG) for high-performance supercapacitor electrode. Remarkably, the growth of ZnFe2O4 nanocrystals, the reduction of graphitic oxide and the doping of nitrogen to graphene have been simultaneously achieved in one process. It is found that the NRG employed as substrate can not only control the formation of nano-sized ZnFe2O4, but also guarantee the high dispersion without any agglomeration...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220598/applicability-of-99m-tc-labeled-human-serum-albumin-scintigraphy-in-dogs-with-protein-losing-enteropathy
#10
Nina Engelmann, Nele Ondreka, Kerstin von Pückler, Sabrina Mohrs, Julia Sicken, Reto Neiger
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of protein loss into the gastrointestinal tract using noninvasive techniques is challenging. In people, scintigraphy not only is a sensitive tool to confirm protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), but it also allows for localization of protein loss. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of (99m) Tc-labeled human serum albumin (HSA) scintigraphy in dogs with PLE in comparison with control dogs. ANIMALS: A total of 8 clinically healthy control research dogs and 7 client-owned dogs with gastrointestinal clinical signs and hypoalbuminemia (serum albumin concentration <2...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218957/cyclic-fatigue-resistance-of-a-novel-rotary-file-manufactured-using-controlled-memory-ni-ti-technology-compared-to-a-file-made-from-m-wire-file
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E Alshwaimi
AIM: To compare the cyclic fatigue properties of a novel file made using controlled memory NiTi technology with those of files made from M-wire. METHODOLOGY: Twelve files with similar cross-sectional geometry and tip size from each of the following groups were tested: Proflexendo made from CMT (PE; size 30 .04) (Nexden, Houston, Tx, USA), ProFile Vortex made from M-wire (PV; size 30 .04) (Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK, USA), and ProTaper Universal made from regular alloy (PU; F3) (Dentsply Tulsa Dental)...
February 20, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218479/systematic-study-of-functionalizable-non-biofouling-agarose-films-with-protein-and-cellular-patterns-on-glass-slides
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Gyeongyeop Han, Daehwa Hong, Bong Soo Lee, EunRae Ha, Ji Hun Park, Insung Choi, Sung Min Kang, JungKyu Lee
We demonstrated a systematic investigation on chemically functionalizable, non-biofouling agarose films over large-area glass surfaces. Agarose films, prepared with varying concentrations of agarose (aq), were activated by periodate oxidation to generate aldehyde groups at the termini of agarose chains. The non-biofouling efficacies and binding capabilities of the activated films were evaluated using protein and cellular patterning, assisted by a microarrayer, microcontact printing, and micromolding in capillaries...
February 20, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212878/evaluation-of-macular-vascular-abnormalities-identified-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-sickle-cell-disease
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Ian C Han, Mongkol Tadarati, Katia D Pacheco, Adrienne W Scott
PURPOSE: To evaluate macular vascular flow abnormalities identified by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) in patients with various sickle cell genotypes. DESIGN: Prospective, observational case series. METHODS: This is a single institution case series of adult patients with various sickle cell genotypes. All patients underwent macular OCT-A (Avanti RTVue XR, Optovue Inc, Fremont, CA). Images were analyzed qualitatively for areas of flow loss and quantitatively for measures of foveal avascular area, parafoveal flow, and vascular density...
February 14, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212111/direct-determination-of-k-q-for-farmer-type-ionization-chambers-in-a-clinical-scanned-carbon-ion-beam-using-water-calorimetry
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J-M Osinga-Blättermann, S Brons, S Greilich, O Jäkel, A Krauss
Until now, the dosimetry of carbon ions with ionization chambers has not reached the same level of accuracy as that of high-energy photons. This is mainly caused by the approximately threefold larger uncertainty of the k Q factor of ionization chambers, which, due to the lack of experimental data, is still derived by calculations. Measurements of absorbed dose to water, D w, by means of water calorimetry have now been performed in the entrance channel of a scanned 6 cm  ×  6 cm radiation field of 429 MeV/u carbon ions, allowing the direct calibration of ionization chambers and thus the experimental determination of k Q...
February 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212025/advances-in-tip-enhanced-near-field-raman-microscopy-using-nanoantennas
#15
Xian Shi, Nicolás Coca-López, Julia Janik, Achim Hartschuh
Tip-enhanced near-field Raman microscopy spectroscopy is a scanning probe technique that is capable of providing vibrational spectroscopic information on single nanoobjects and surfaces at (sub-) nanometer spatial resolution and high detection sensitivity. In this review, we first illustrate the physical principle of optical nanoantennas used in tip-enhanced near-field Raman microscopy and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) to efficiently couple light to Raman excitations on nanometer length scales. Although the antennas' electric near-field distributions are commonly understood to determine the spatial resolution, recent experiments showing subnanometer-resolved optical images put this understanding into question...
February 17, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211276/tuning-the-pseudospin-polarization-of-graphene-by-a-pseudo-magnetic-field
#16
Alexander Georgi, Peter Nemes-Incze, Ramon Carrillo-Bastos, Daiara Faria, Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Dawei Zhai, Martin Schneider, Dinesh Subramaniam, Torge Mashoff, Nils Michael Freitag, Marcus Liebmann, Marco Pratzer, Ludger Wirtz, Colin R Woods, Roman Vladislavovich Gorbachev, Yang Cao, Kostya S Novoselov, Nancy Sandler, Markus Morgenstern
One of the intriguing characteristics of honeycomb lattices is the appearance of a pseudo-magnetic field as a result of mechanical deformation. In the case of graphene, the Landau quantization resulting from this pseudo-magnetic field has been measured using scanning tunneling microscopy. Here we show that a signature of the pseudo-magnetic field is a local sublattice symmetry breaking observable as a redistribution of the local density of states. This can be interpreted as a polarization of graphene's pseudospin due to a strain induced pseudo-magnetic field, in analogy to the alignment of a real spin in a magnetic field...
February 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209008/effect-of-resin-bonded-luting-agents-influencing-marginal-discrepancy-in-all-ceramic-complete-veneer-crowns
#17
Dhanraj Ganapathy, Anusha Sathyamoorthy, Hemalatha Ranganathan, Karthikeyan Murthykumar
INTRODUCTION: Marginal discrepancy severely affects the long term success of All ceramic complete veneer crowns. The precise role of resin luting agents influencing this phenomenon needs to be explored further. AIM: To estimate and compare the marginal discrepancy in CAD/CAM processed All ceramic complete veneer crowns prior and following luting with resin bonded luting agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Extracted human maxillary first premolars were randomly allocated into four groups of 27 samples each Viz...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206667/geometry-calibration-method-for-a-cone-beam-ct-system
#18
Hongkai Yang, Kejun Kang, Yuxiang Xing
PURPOSE: The positioning accuracy of each component is important to ensure the image quality of cone-beam CT. However, accurate positioning is not easy and requires experience and time. The option is to calibrate the geometric parameters and then plug them into a reconstruction algorithm which is the preferred solution in practice. In this case, the image quality is determined by the accuracy and precision of the calibration method. This work describes a method to independently calibrate an imaging system in each pose (projection angle) for a cone-beam CT with a non-ideal-circular trajectory...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205512/superplastic-behavior-of-silica-nanowires-obtained-by-direct-patterning-of-silsesquioxane-based-precursors
#19
Mustafa Yılmaz, Nicole Wollschläger, Mohammad Nasr Esfahani, Werner Österle, Yusuf Leblebici, B Erdem Alaca
Silica nanowires spanning 10 μm-deep trenches are fabricated from different types of silsesquioxane-based precursors by direct e-beam patterning on silicon followed by release through deep reactive ion etching. Nanowire aspect ratios as large as 150 are achieved with a critical dimension of about 50 nm and nearly rectangular cross-sections. In situ bending tests are carried out inside a scanning electron microscope, where the etch depth of 10 [Formula: see text] provides sufficient space for deformation. Silica NWs are indeed observed to exhibit superplastic behavior without fracture with deflections reaching the full etch depth, about two orders of magnitude larger than the nanowire thickness...
February 16, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199115/efficient-spin-flip-excitation-of-a-nickelocene-molecule
#20
Maider Ormaza, Nicolas Bachellier, Marisa N Faraggi, Benjamin Verlhac, Paula Abufager, Philippe Ohresser, Loïc Joly, Michelangelo Romeo, Fabrice Scheurer, Marie-Laure Bocquet, Nicolás Lorente, Laurent Limot
Inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) within the junction of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) uses current-driven spin-flip excitations for an all-electrical characterization of the spin state of a single object. Usually decoupling layers between the single object, atom or molecule, and the supporting surface are needed to observe these excitations. Here we study the surface magnetism of a sandwich nickelocene molecule (Nc) adsorbed directly on Cu(100) by means of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations and show with IETS that it exhibits an exceptionally efficient spin-flip excitation...
February 22, 2017: Nano Letters
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