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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738647/development-of-an-analytical-methodology-for-obtaining-quantitative-mass-concentrations-from-laap-tof-ms-measurements
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Rachel Gemayel, Brice Temime-Roussel, Nathalie Hayeck, Adrien Gandolfo, Stig Hellebust, Sasho Gligorovski, Henri Wortham
Laser ablation aerosol particle-time of flight mass spectrometer (LAAP-ToF-MS) measures the size number of particles, and chemical composition of individual particles in real-time. LAAP-ToF-MS measurements of chemical composition are difficult to quantify, mostly because the instrument sensitivities to various chemical species in the multicomponent atmospheric aerosol particles are unknown. In this study, we investigate a field-based approach for quantitative measurements of ammonium, nitrate, sulfate, OC, and EC, in size-segregated atmospheric aerosols, by LAAP-ToF-MS using concurrent measurements from high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS), and multi-angle absorption photometer (MAAP)...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738635/microwave-induced-combustion-thermal-and-morphological-aspects-for-understanding-the-mechanism-of-ignition-process-for-analytical-applications
#2
Matheus F Pedrotti, Leticia S F Pereira, Cezar A Bizzi, Jose N G Paniz, Juliano S Barin, Erico M M Flores
In the present work, for the first time a systematic study was performed using an infrared camera and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled to energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) to evaluate the mechanisms involved in microwave-induced combustion method, which has been extensively used for sample preparation. Cellulose and glass fiber discs, wetted with the igniter solution (6molL(-1) NH4NO3), were evaluated under microwave field in a monomode system. The temperature of the discs surface was recorded during microwave irradiation and the effect of NH4NO3 concentration and irradiation time on cellulose oxidation was evaluated...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738320/meeting-report-emerging-concepts-in-cell-organization
#3
David Teis, Wanda Kukulski
New concepts in cell organization emerged in a medieval castle during a snowy week in January 2017 in the middle of the Austrian Alps. The occasion was the 10th Annaberg EMBO workshop in Goldegg am See; organized by Gabriele Seethaler, Catherine Rabouille and Marino Zerial. There were 95 participants, including many who gave talks and presented posters, enjoying a familial and trusting atmosphere that stimulated lively exchange of (unpublished) results, new ideas and thoughts.
July 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738319/meeting-report-intercellular-interactions-in-context-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-cells-in-organs
#4
David Bryant, Aaron Johnson
The Company of Biologists held the workshop 'Intercellular interactions in context: towards a mechanistic understanding of cells in organs' at historic Wiston House in West Sussex, UK, 5-8 February 2017. The meeting brought together around 30 scientists from disparate backgrounds - yet with a common interest of how tissue morphogenesis occurs and its dysregulation leads to pathologies - to intensively discuss their latest research, the current state of the field, as well as any challenges for the future. This report summarises the concepts and challenges that arose as key questions for the fields of cell, cancer and developmental biology...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738304/bacteria-contribute-to-pesticide-degradation-in-cryoconite-holes-in-an-alpine-glacier
#5
Claudia Ferrario, Francesca Pittino, Ilario Tagliaferri, Isabella Gandolfi, Giuseppina Bestetti, Roberto Sergio Azzoni, Guglielmina Diolaiuti, Andrea Franzetti, Roberto Ambrosini, Sara Villa
Organic contaminants deposited on glacier snow and ice are subject to partitioning and degradation processes that determine their environmental fate and, consequently, their accumulation in ice bodies. Among these processes, organic compound degradation by supraglacial bacteria has been investigated to a lesser extent than photo- and chemical degradation. We investigated biodegradation of the organophosphorus insecticide chlorpyrifos (CPF), a xenobiotic tracer that accumulates on glaciers after atmospheric medium- and long-range transport, by installing in situ microcosms on an Alpine glacier to simulate cryoconite hole systems...
July 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737929/enhanced-degradation-of-tce-on-a-superfund-site-using-endophyte-assisted-poplar-tree-phytoremediation
#6
Sharon Lafferty Doty, John Leonard Freeman, Christopher M Cohu, Joel Gerard Burken, Andrea Firrincieli, Andrew Simon, Zareen Khan, Jud G Isebrands, Joseph Lukas, Michael J Blaylock
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a widespread environmental pollutant common in groundwater plumes associated with industrial manufacturing areas. We had previously isolated and characterized a natural bacterial endophyte, Enterobacter sp. strain PDN3, of poplar trees, that rapidly metabolizes TCE, releasing chloride ion. We now report findings from a successful three-year field trial of endophyte-assisted phytoremediation on the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman Superfund Study Area TCE plume in the Silicon Valley of California...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737907/in-situ-solid-gas-reactivity-of-nanoscaled-metal-borides-from-molten-salt-synthesis
#7
Guillaume Gouget, Damien P Debecker, Ara Kim, Giorgia Olivieri, Jean-Jacques Gallet, Fabrice Bournel, Cyril Thomas, Ovidiu Ersen, Simona Moldovan, Clément Sanchez, Sophie Carenco, David Portehault
Metal borides have mostly been studied as bulk materials. The nanoscale provides new opportunities to investigate the properties of these materials, e.g., nanoscale hardening and surface reactivity. Metal borides are often considered stable solids because of their covalent character, but little is known on their behavior under a reactive atmosphere, especially reductive gases. We use molten salt synthesis at 750 °C to provide cobalt monoboride (CoB) nanocrystals embedded in an amorphous layer of cobalt(II) and partially oxidized boron as a model platform to study morphological, chemical, and structural evolutions of the boride and the superficial layer exposed to argon, dihydrogen (H2), and a mixture of H2 and carbon dioxide (CO2) through a multiscale in situ approach: environmental transmission electron microscopy, synchrotron-based near-ambient-pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and near-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy...
July 24, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737378/quantitative-mid-infrared-cavity-ringdown-detection-of-methyl-iodide-for-monitoring-applications
#8
Ibrahim Sadiek, Qiang Shi, Douglas Wallace, Gernot Friedrichs
Methyl iodide is a toxic halocarbon with diverse industrial and agricultural applications and is an important ocean-derived trace gas that contributes to the iodine burden of the atmosphere. Quantitative analysis of CH3I is mostly based on gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry or electron capture detection (GC-MS/ECD) as yet, which often limits the ability to conduct in situ high-frequency monitoring studies. This work presents an alternative detection scheme based on mid-infrared continuous wave cavity ringdown spectroscopy (mid-IR cw-CRDS)...
July 24, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737168/distribution-of-high-dimensional-entanglement-via-an-intra-city-free-space-link
#9
Fabian Steinlechner, Sebastian Ecker, Matthias Fink, Bo Liu, Jessica Bavaresco, Marcus Huber, Thomas Scheidl, Rupert Ursin
Quantum entanglement is a fundamental resource in quantum information processing and its distribution between distant parties is a key challenge in quantum communications. Increasing the dimensionality of entanglement has been shown to improve robustness and channel capacities in secure quantum communications. Here we report on the distribution of genuine high-dimensional entanglement via a 1.2-km-long free-space link across Vienna. We exploit hyperentanglement, that is, simultaneous entanglement in polarization and energy-time bases, to encode quantum information, and observe high-visibility interference for successive correlation measurements in each degree of freedom...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736856/divergent-regio-and-stereoselective-gold-catalyzed-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-fluorosulfones-and-%C3%AE-fluorovinylsulfones-from-alkynylsulfones
#10
Gerald Hammond, Bo Xu, Xiaojun Zeng, Shiwen Liu
We developed a widely applicable, highly efficient synthesis of α-fluorosulfone and β-fluorovinylsulfone catalyzed by gold. Starting with alkynyl sulfone 1, an [Au]/HF/N-oxide system gives α-fluorosulfone 3 via a gold carbene intermediate, and, if no N-oxide is used, direct addition of HF to 1 gives vinyl sulfone 4 via a vinylfluoro gold intermediate. Both methods have good functional group tolerance and the reactions can be conducted in ambient atmosphere.
July 23, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736503/-do-you-see-what-i-mean-staff-collaboration-in-eating-disorder-units-during-mealtimes
#11
Trine Wiig Hage, Øyvind Rø, Anne Moen
BACKGROUND: Eating disorders are psychiatric illnesses with potentially life-threatening consequences. Inpatient treatment is typically required for the most severely ill patients, who are often emaciated or significantly malnourished. A core therapeutic objective is to normalize eating patterns and facilitate weight gain. These goals guide the efforts of milieu therapeutic staff working with this patient group, who support renourishment through the positive manipulation of a structured environment, as well via relational aspects...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736481/gas-uptake-of-3-d-printed-acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene-abs-using-a-vacuum-apparatus-designed-for-absorption-and-desorption-studies
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Makfir Sefa, Zeeshan Ahmed, James A Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Nikolai Klimov
We describe a vacuum apparatus for determining the outgassing rate into vacuum, the diffusion coefficient, and the amount of gas absorbed for various materials. The diffusion coefficient is determined from a model applied to time-dependent desorption data taken using a throughput method. We used this method to determine the diffusion coefficient, D, for H2O in 3-D printed acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). We found DH2O = 8.3 × 10(-8) cm(2)/s ± 1.3 × 10(-8) cm(2)/s (k = 1; 67% confidence interval) at 23...
November 2016: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. A, Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736463/viscosity-density-and-thermal-conductivity-of-aluminum-oxide-and-zinc-oxide-nanolubricants
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M A Kedzierski, R Brignoli, K T Quine, J S Brown
This paper presents liquid kinematic viscosity, density, and thermal conductivity measurements of eleven different synthetic polyolester-based nanoparticle nanolubricants (dispersions) at atmospheric pressure over the temperature range 288 K to 318 K. Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles with nominal diameters of 127 nm and 135 nm, respectively, were investigated. A good dispersion of the spherical and non-spherical nanoparticles in the lubricant was maintained with a surfactant. Viscosity, density, and thermal conductivity measurements were made for the neat lubricant along with eleven nanolubricants with differing nanoparticle and surfactant mass fractions...
February 2017: Revue Internationale du Froid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736050/effects-of-aeration-and-leachate-recirculation-on-methyl-mercaptan-emissions-from-landfill
#14
Siyuan Zhang, Yuyang Long, Yuan Fang, Yao Du, Weijia Liu, Dongsheng Shen
The issue of odorous volatile organic sulfur compound methyl mercaptan (MM) released from landfill sites cannot be ignored for its extremely low odor threshold and high toxicity. In this study, we focused on the formation and emission of MM in four lab-scaled simulated landfill reactors running in different operation modes, namely, R1 and R2, without leachate recirculation, running under anaerobic and semi-aerobic atmosphere, R3 and R4, with leachate recirculation, running under anaerobic and semi-aerobic atmosphere, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735893/mechanistic-and-kinetic-study-on-the-reaction-of-methylperoxy-radical-with-atomic-iodine
#15
Yunju Zhang, Ruojing Song, Yuxi Sun, Jingyu Sun, Rongshun Wang
Singlet and triplet potential energy surfaces for the CH3O2 with I reaction have been investigated computationally to propose the reaction mechanisms and possible products. Multichannel RRKM theory and transition-state theory have been used to compute the overall and individual rate constants at 200-3000K and 10(-14)-10(14)Torr. On the singlet PES, addition-elimination, substitution and H-abstraction mechanisms are located, and the addition-elimination mechanism is dominant. At 70Torr with N2 as bath gas, IM1(CH3OOI) formed by collisional stabilization is dominated at 200-300K, whereas CH2O and HIO are the major products at the temperatures between 350 and 3000K; The title reaction exhibits the typical falloff behavior...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735726/molecular-adaptive-convergence-in-the-%C3%AE-globin-in-subterranean-octodontid-rodents
#16
Ivanna H Tomasco, Nicolás Boullosa, Federico G Hoffmann, Enrique P Lessa
Tuco-tucos (Ctenomys) and related coruros (Spalacopus) are South American subterranean rodents. An energetically demanding lifestyle within the hypoxic/hypercapnic underground atmosphere may change the selective regime on genes involved in O2 transport in blood. In addition, some species of tuco-tucos may be found at high altitude, thus facing additional reductions in changes O2 availabily. We examined sequence variation in the alpha globin subunit gene of hemoglobine in these lineages, within a robust phylogenetic context...
July 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735712/analysis-of-polychlorinated-dibenzo-p-dioxins-and-dibenzofurans-in-stack-gas-emissions-by-gas-chromatography-atmospheric-pressure-chemical-ionization-triple-quadrupole-mass-spectrometry
#17
J Rivera-Austrui, K Martínez, M Ábalos, C Sales, T Portoles, J Beltran, J Sauló, B H Aristizábal, E Abad
A gas chromatography coupled to triple-quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-(QqQ)MS/MS) including a soft-ionization through an atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) source based method was compared with the high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) standard reference method EN1948, for the analysis of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) in stack gas emissions. The stack emission samples were collected, both, by manual method sampling (from 6 to 8h) and by long-term sampling systems (sampling time of several weeks)...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735682/biosensors-based-on-%C3%AE-galactosidase-enzyme-recent-advances-and-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Shiv K Sharma, Roger M Leblanc
Many industries are striving for the development of more reliable and robust β-galactosidase biosensors that exhibit high response rate, increased detection limit and enriched useful lifetime. In a newfangled technological atmosphere, a trivial advantage or disadvantage of the developed biosensor may escort to the survival and extinction of the industry. Several alternative strategies to immobilize β-galactosidase enzyme for their utilization in biosensors have been developed in recent years in the quest of maximum utility by controlling the defects seen in the previous biosensors...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735530/low-temperature-oxygen-storages-of-cr-iv-cr-v-mixed-valence-ycr1-xpxo4-%C3%AE-driven-by-local-condensation-around-oxygen-deficient-orthochromite
#19
Yoshitaka Aoki, Kosuke Kuroda, Satoshi Hinokuma, Chiharu Kura, Chunyu Zhu, Etsushi Tsuji, Aiko Nakao, Makoto Wakeshima, Yukio Hinatsu, Hiroki Habazaki
The oxygen storage capability and related defect structure of tetrahedral orthochromite(V) compound YCr1-xPxO4-δ (x = 0, 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7)were investigated by employing thermal gravimetry and in situ X-tay spectrosocpy for reversible oxygen store/release by temperature cycles in the range from 50(○)C to 600(○)C. YCr1-xPxO4 started releasing oxygen as heated from 50(○)C under ambient atmosphere, with the reduction of Cr(V) to Cr(IV), while the reduced YCr1-xPxO4-δ phase was significantly reoxidized via absorbing oxygen by cooled down to 50(○)C, recovering to the original stoichiometric phase...
July 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735456/inferring-foliar-water-uptake-using-stable-isotopes-of-water
#20
Gregory R Goldsmith, Marco M Lehmann, Lucas A Cernusak, Matthias Arend, Rolf T W Siegwolf
A growing number of studies have described the direct absorption of water into leaves, a phenomenon known as foliar water uptake. The resultant increase in the amount of water in the leaf can be important for plant function. Exposing leaves to isotopically enriched or depleted water sources has become a common method for establishing whether or not a plant is capable of carrying out foliar water uptake. However, a careful inspection of our understanding of the fluxes of water isotopes between leaves and the atmosphere under high humidity conditions shows that there can clearly be isotopic exchange between the two pools even in the absence of a change in the mass of water in the leaf...
July 22, 2017: Oecologia
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