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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426151/ammonothermal-synthesis-of-earth-abundant-nitride-semiconductors-znsin2-and-zngen2-and-dissolution-monitoring-by-in-situ-x-ray-imaging
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Jonas Häusler, Saskia Schimmel, Peter Wellmann, Wolfgang Schnick
In this contribution, first synthesis of semiconducting ZnSiN2 and ZnGeN2 from solution is presented with supercritical ammonia as solvent and KNH2 as ammonobasic mineralizer. The reactions were conducted in custom-built high-pressure autoclaves made of nickel-based superalloy. The nitrides were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and their crystal structures were refined by the Rietveld method. ZnSiN2 (a = 5.24637(4), b = 6.28025(5), c = 5.02228(4) Å, Z = 4, Rwp = 0.0556) and isotypic ZnGeN2 (a = 5...
April 20, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426071/ca-and-sr-tetrafluoroisophthalates-mechanochemical-synthesis-characterization-and-ab-initio-structure-determination
#2
Abdal-Azim Al-Terkawi, Gudrun Scholz, Ana Guilherme Buzanich, Stefan Reinsch, Franziska Emmerling, Erhard Kemnitz
New fluorinated coordination polymers were prepared mechanochemically by milling the alkaline earth metal hydroxides M(II)(OH)2·xH2O (M(II): Ca, Sr) with tetrafluoroisophthalic acid (H2mBDC-F4). The structures of [{Ca(mBDC-F4)(H2O)2}·H2O] (1) and [{Sr(mBDC-F4)(H2O)2}·H2O] (2) were determined based on ab initio calculations and their powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) data. The compounds are isomorphous and crystallize in the orthorhombic space group P212121. The determined structures were validated by using extended X-ray absorption (EXAFS) data...
April 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426059/evolution-of-dealloying-induced-strain-in-nanoporous-gold-crystals
#3
Yu-Chen Karen Chen-Wiegart, Ross Harder, David C Dunand, Ian McNulty
We studied the evolution of dealloying-induced strain along the {111} in a Ag-Au nano-crystal in situ, during formation of nanoporous gold at the initial stage of dealloying using Bragg coherent X-ray diffractive imaging. The strain magnitude with maximum probability in the crystal doubled in 10 s of dealloying. Although formation of nano-pores just began at the surface, the greatest strain is located 60-80 nm deep within the crystal. Dealloying induced a compressive strain in this region, indicating volume shrinkage occurred during pore formation...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423865/peald-grown-crystalline-aln-films-on-si-100-with-sharp-interface-and-good-uniformity
#4
Sanjie Liu, Mingzeng Peng, Caixia Hou, Yingfeng He, Meiling Li, Xinhe Zheng
Aluminum nitride (AlN) thin films were deposited on Si (100) substrates by using plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition method (PEALD). Optimal PEALD parameters for AlN deposition were investigated. Under saturated deposition conditions, the clearly resolved fringes are observed from X-ray reflectivity (XRR) measurements, showing the perfectly smooth interface between the AlN film and Si (100). It is consistent with high-resolution image of the sharp interface analyzed by transmission electron microscope (TEM)...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423041/modeling-the-shape-and-composition-of-the-human-body-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-images
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John A Shepherd, Bennett K Ng, Bo Fan, Ann V Schwartz, Peggy Cawthon, Steven R Cummings, Stephen Kritchevsky, Michael Nevitt, Adam Santanasto, Timothy F Cootes
There is growing evidence that body shape and regional body composition are strong indicators of metabolic health. The purpose of this study was to develop statistical models that accurately describe holistic body shape, thickness, and leanness. We hypothesized that there are unique body shape features that are predictive of mortality beyond standard clinical measures. We developed algorithms to process whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans into body thickness and leanness images. We performed statistical appearance modeling (SAM) and principal component analysis (PCA) to efficiently encode the variance of body shape, leanness, and thickness across sample of 400 older Americans from the Health ABC study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423023/nanoscale-modifications-in-the-early-heating-stages-of-bone-are-heterogeneous-at-the-microstructural-scale
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Aurélien Gourrier, Céline Chadefaux, Estelle Lemaitre, Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet, Michael Reynolds, Manfred Burghammer, Marie Plazanet, Georges Boivin, Delphine Farlay, Oliver Bunk, Ina Reiche
Nanoscale studies of bone provide key indicators to evidence subtle structural changes that may occur in the biomedical, forensic and archaeological contexts. One specific problem encountered in all those disciplines, for which the identification of nanostructural cues could prove useful, is to properly monitor the effect of heating on bone tissue. In particular, the mechanisms at work at the onset of heating are still relatively unclear. Using a multiscale approach combining Raman microspectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), synchrotron quantitative scanning small-angle X-ray scattering imaging (qsSAXSI) and polarized light (PL) microscopy, we investigate the ultrastructure of cortical bovine bone heated at temperatures < 300°C, from the molecular to the macroscopic scale...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421988/composite-magnetic-nanoparticles-cufe2o4-as-a-new-microsorbent-for-extraction-of-rhodamine-b-from-water-samples
#7
Ali Roostaie, Farzad Allahnoori, Shokooh Ehteshami
In this work, novel composite magnetic nanoparticles (CuFe2O4) were synthesized based on sol-gel combustion in the laboratory. Next, a simple production method was optimized for the preparation of the copper nanoferrites (CuFe2O4), which are stable in water, magnetically active, and have a high specific area used as sorbent material for organic dye extraction in water solution. CuFe2O4 nanopowders were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy...
April 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421602/the-qualitative-f-ratio-method-applied-to-electron-channelling-induced-x-ray-imaging-with-an-annular-silicon-drift-detector-in-a-scanning-electron-microscope-in-the-transmission-mode
#8
Nicolas Brodusch, Raynald Gauvin
Electron channelling is known to affect the x-ray production when an accelerated electron beam is applied to a crystalline material and is highly dependent on the local crystal orientation. This effect, unless very long counting time are used, is barely noticeable on x-ray energy spectra recorded with conventional silicon drift detectors (SDD) located at a small elevation angle. However, the very high count rates provided by the new commercially available annular SDDs permit now to observe this effect routinely and may, in some circumstances, hide the true elemental x-ray variations due to the local true specimen composition...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421362/selective-imaging-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-and-receptor-2-in-atherosclerotic-lesions-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-apoe-mice
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Yared Tekabe, Lynne L Johnson, Krissy Rodriquez, Qing Li, Marina Backer, Joseph M Backer
PURPOSE: Plaque vulnerability is associated with inflammation and angiogenesis, processes that rely on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling via two receptors, VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2. We have recently reported that enhanced uptake of scVEGF-PEG-DOTA/Tc-99m (scV/Tc) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) tracer that targets both VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2, identifies accelerated atherosclerosis in diabetic relative to non-diabetic ApoE(-/-) mice. Since VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2 may play different roles in atherosclerotic plaques, we reasoned that selective imaging of each receptor can provide more detailed information on plaque biology...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419456/time-lapse-lab-based-x-ray-nano-ct-study-of-corrosion-damage
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R S Bradley, Y Liu, T L Burnett, X Zhou, S B Lyon, P J Withers, A Gholinia, T Hashimoto, D Graham, S R Gibbon, B Hornberger
An experimental protocol (workflow) has been developed for time-lapse x-ray nanotomography (nano-CT) imaging of environmentally driven morphological changes to materials. Two case studies are presented. First, the leaching of nanoparticle corrosion inhibitor pigment from a polymer coating was followed over 14 days, while in the second case the corrosion damage to an AA2099 aluminium alloy was imaged over 12 hours. The protocol includes several novel aspects relevant to nano-CT with the use of a combination of x-ray absorption and phase contrast data to provide enhanced morphological and composition information, and hence reveal the best information to provide new insights into the changes of different phases over time...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419369/laboratory-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-a-user-guideline-for-biological-samples
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Anton du Plessis, Chris Broeckhoven, Anina Guelpa, Stephan Gerhard le Roux
Laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is a fast growing method in scientific research applications that allows for non-destructive imaging of morphological structures. This paper provides an easily operated "how-to" guide for new potential users and describes the various steps required for successful planning of research projects that involve micro-CT. Background information on micro-CT is provided, followed by relevant set-up, scanning, reconstructing and visualization methods and considerations...
April 17, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419312/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-meta-analysis-of-the-fusion-rates-what-is-the-optimal-graft-material
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Avelino Parajón, Marjan Alimi, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Paul Christos, Jose M Torres-Campa, Yu Moriguchi, Gernot Lang, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF) is an increasingly popular procedure with several potential advantages over traditional open TLIF. OBJECTIVE: The current study aimed to compare fusion rates of different graft materials used in MIS-TLIF, via meta-analysis of the published literature. METHODS: A Medline search was performed and a database was created including patient's type of graft, clinical outcome, fusion rate, fusion assessment modality, and duration of follow-up...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417652/modified-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-technique-for-treatment-of-situs-inversus-totalis-a-case-report
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Jian-Jun Ren, Shu-Dong Li, Ya-Jun Geng, Rui Xiao
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a broadly used technique for gallbladder treatment. However, situs inversus, a rare anomaly, is reportedly difficult to treat by conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A 36-year-old woman with chronic cholecystitis and multiple gallstones was found to have dextrocardia on a chest X-ray. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated situs inversus, cholecystitis, and cholelithiasis. We successfully performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy using our modified technique, which mainly involved a left-handed operation and adjustment of the port positions...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417581/radiopacity-of-resin-cements-using-digital-radiography
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Sherif Hosney, Hanan K Abouelseoud, Omar El-Mowafy
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Monitoring performance of glass-ceramic based indirect restorations using radiographic imaging might be difficult due to their low radiopacity. Therefore, materials used for their cementation must possess adequate radiopacity. PURPOSE: This study determined radiopacity of a group of resin-cements used for adhesive-cementation of glass-ceramic-based restorations using digital radiography. METHODS: Two specimens were prepared from a group of resin cements (VariolinkII-opaque, VariolinkII-opaque (base), VariolinkII-Transparent, VariolinkII-Transparent (base), Nexus, RelyX Unicem, RelyX ultimate, Duolink, Monocem and Resinomer) and longitudinal sections of same thickness were obtained from molar and premolar...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415809/report-on-the-development-and-application-of-pet-ct-in-mainland-china
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Yumei Chen, Ruohua Chen, Xiang Zhou, Jianjun Liu, Gang Huang
PURPOSE: To examine the development and application of systems combining positron emission and x-ray-computed tomography systems (PET/CTs) in mainland China. METHODS: Using a questionnaire, we surveyed Chinese medical institutions on a variety topics relating to their PET/CT systems and its use. The respondents had PET/CTs installed and in clinical use before 31 December 2015. We examined the clinical scenarios to which Chinese PET/CTs were applied by reviewing the related Chinese and international literature from the start of 1995 to the end of 2013; these papers were found by searching the Wanfang and PubMed databases, respectively...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415513/evaluation-of-radiolabeled-curcumin-loaded-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-usage-as-an-imaging-agent-in-liver-spleen-scintigraphy
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Arif Kursad Ayan, Ayse Yenilmez, Hayrettin Eroglu
Curcumin-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (C-SLNs) were prepared using micro emulsion and ultrasonication methods in the first stage of this study to determine the role of C-SLN on liver-spleen scintigraphy. It was concluded that the curcumin that was encapsulated in solid lipid nanoparticles had a β' polymorph structure according to the X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. İt was concluded that these particles were at nano scale according to the laser diffraction (LD) analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) analysis suggested an interaction between the curcumin and the solid lipid matrix, and the curcumin was loaded on the solid lipid nanoparticles...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415493/multifunctional-baybf5-gd-er-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-in-vivo-tri-modal-upconversion-optical-x-ray-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Xiaolong Li, Zhigao Yi, Zhenluan Xue, Songjun Zeng, Hongrong Liu
Development of high-quality upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) with combination of the merits of multiple molecular imaging techniques, such as, upconversion luminescence (UCL) imaging, X-ray computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, could significantly improve the accuracy of biological diagnosis. In this work, multifunctional BaYbF5: Gd/Er (50:2mol%) UCNPs were synthesized via a solvothermal method using oleic acid (OA) as surface ligands (denoted as OA-UCNPs). The OA-UCNPs were further treated by diluted HCl to form ligand-free UCNPs (LF-UCNPs) for later bioimaging applications...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415477/studies-on-l-histidine-capped-ag-and-au-nanoparticles-for-dopamine-detection
#18
Chandrasekaran Nivedhini Iswarya, S C G Kiruba Daniel, Muthusamy Sivakumar
This work demonstrates the effective surface functionalization of Ag, Au and bimetallic Ag-Au nanoparticles using l-histidine for colorimetric detection of dopamine (DA) which plays majorly in recognizing the neurological disorder. l-Histidine (l-His) capped Ag, Au, and bimetallic Ag-Au nanoparticles are characterized using physico-chemical techniques. The optical behaviour of nanoparticles has been analysed at various time intervals using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. FT-IR results provide the evidence of chemical bonding between l-histidine and metal nanoparticles...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415473/preparation-of-a-novel-bioavailable-curcuminoid-formulation-cureit%C3%A2-using-polar-nonpolar-sandwich-pns-technology-and-its-characterization-and-applications
#19
Augustine Amalraj, Shintu Jude, Karthik Varma, Joby Jacob, Sreeraj Gopi, Oluwatobi S Oluwafemi, Sabu Thomas
Health benefits of curcuminoid are highly limited due to their poor aqueous solubility, very low systemic bioavailability, fast metabolic alterations and rapid elimination. In this study, a novel bioavailable curcuminoid formulation Cureit™ was prepared by using Polar-Nonpolar-Sandwich (PNS) technology with complete natural turmeric matrix (CNTM). The synthesized bioavailable curcuminoid formulation Cureit™ was characterizations by Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infra-red (IR), current-voltage (I-V) study, Quadrupole Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (Q-TOF), differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415391/biological-activity-evaluation-of-magnesium-fluoride-coated-mg-zn-zr-alloy-in-vivo
#20
Hongfeng Jiang, Jingbo Wang, Minfang Chen, Debao Liu
AIM: To explore the biodegradable characteristics and biological properties, which could promote new bone formation, of MgF2 coated magnesium alloy (Mg-3wt%Zn-0.5wt%Zr) in rabbits. METHODS: Magnesium alloy with MgF2 coating was made and the MgF2/Mg-Zn-Zr was implanted in the femoral condyle of rabbits. Twelve healthy adult Japanese white rabbits in weight of 2.8-3.2kg were averagely divided into A(Mg-Zn-Zr) group and B(MgF2/MgZn-Zr) group. Indexes such as microstructural evolution, SEM scan, X-ray, Micro-CT and mechanical properties were observed and detected at 1th day, 2th, 4th, 8th, 12th, 24th week after implantation...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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