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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221389/optical-electrical-and-magnetic-properties-of-lanthanum-strontium-manganite-la1-xsrxmno3-synthesized-through-the-citrate-combustion-method
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Ali Omar Turky, Mohamed Mohamed Rashad, Ali Mostafa Hassan, Elsayed M Elnaggar, Mikhael Bechelany
Generally, strontium-doped lanthanum manganites (LSM) are materials connected ordinarily as cathodes in the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). In this study, the structural, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of La1-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.2, 0.5, 0.8) synthesized using an organic acid precursor strategy were investigated, based on using citric acid as a fuel. Evidently, the results disclosed that a pure single monoclinic LSM phase was obtained from the thermally treated precursors annealed at 1000 °C with an annealing time of 2 h...
February 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220879/first-principles-correlated-approach-to-the-normal-state-of-strontium-ruthenate
#2
S Acharya, M S Laad, Dibyendu Dey, T Maitra, A Taraphder
The interplay between multiple bands, sizable multi-band electronic correlations and strong spin-orbit coupling may conspire in selecting a rather unusual unconventional pairing symmetry in layered Sr2RuO4. This mandates a detailed revisit of the normal state and, in particular, the T-dependent incoherence-coherence crossover. Using a modern first-principles correlated view, we study this issue in the actual structure of Sr2RuO4 and present a unified and quantitative description of a range of unusual physical responses in the normal state...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219807/setd2-is-associated-with-strontium-induced-bone-regeneration
#3
Jia Xiaoshi, Long Qiaoyun, Richard J Miron, Yin Chengcheng, Wei Yan, Zhang Yufeng, Wu Min
: Strontium Ranelate has been utilized as a preventative treatment option for osteoporosis with the release of Sr ions having a direct effect on preventing osteoclast activation and promoting osteoblast differentiation. Previously our group has prepared and characterized a porous Sr-mesoporous bioactive glass (Sr-MBG) scaffold demonstrating its ability to enhance new bone formation when compared to MBG alone. The goal of the present study was to elucidate the bone-inducing properties of Sr by utilizing RNA-seq on in vivo tissue samples to investigate potential target genes responsible for Sr-induced new bone formation...
February 17, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215505/the-aging-micromechanisms-of-alumina-matrix-composite-amc-used-in-total-hip-arthroplasty
#4
Shinji Horie, Yasuhito Takahashi, Takaaki Shishido, Toshinori Masaoka, Toshiyuki Tateiwa, Kengo Yamamoto
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to simulate and better understand the long-term interplay between alumina matrix composite (AMC) femoral head and aqueous environment. In particular, we focused on clarifying the role of alumina grains on zirconia phase stability and mechanical equilibrium in AMC head during aging processes in a clinically-relevant time frame. METHODS: The tested AMC head consists of an alumina matrix (82 vol.%) reinforced by yttria-stabilized zirconia (17 vol...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214936/an-assessment-of-strontium-sorption-onto-bentonite-buffer-material-in-waste-repository
#5
Pankaj Pathak
In the present study, changes occurring in sorption characteristics of a representative bentonite (WIn-BT) exposed to SrCl2 (0.001-0.1 M) under the pH range of 1-13 were investigated. Such interaction revealed a significant variation in surface charge density and binding energy of ions with respect to bentonite, and alteration in their physicochemical properties viz., specific surface area, cation exchange capacity, thermal and mechanical behaviour were observed. The distribution coefficients (k d) calculated for sorption onto virgin (UCBT) and contaminated bentonite (CBT) indicated a greater influence of mineralogical changes occurred with variance of pH and strontium concentration...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203457/effect-of-strontium-on-nd-doped-ba1-x-sr-x-ce0-65zr0-25nd0-1o3-%C3%AE-proton-conductor-as-an-electrolyte-for-solid-oxide-fuel-cells
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J Madhuri Sailaja, K Vijaya Babu, N Murali, V Veeraiah
This paper investigated the Sr doping effect on the microstructure, chemical stability, and conductivity of Ba1-x Sr x Ce0.65Zr0.25Nd0.1O3-δ (0 ⩽ x ⩽ 0.2) electrolyte prepared by sol-gel method. The lattice constants and unit cell volumes were found to decrease as Sr atomic percentage increased in accordance with the Vegard law, confirming the formation of solid solution. Incorporation of Sr into the composition resulted in smaller grains besides suppressing the formation of secondary phases of SrCeO3...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197823/the-deposition-of-strontium-and-zinc-co-substituted-hydroxyapatite-coatings
#7
L Robinson, K Salma-Ancane, L Stipniece, B J Meenan, A R Boyd
The in vitro and in vivo performance of hydroxyapatite (HAp) coatings can be modified by the addition of different trace ions, such as silicon (Si), lithium (Li), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn) or strontium (Sr) into the HAp lattice, to more closely mirror the complex chemistry of human bone. To date, most of the work in the literature has considered single ion-substituted materials and coatings, with limited reports on co-substituted calcium phosphate systems. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of radio frequency magnetron sputtering to deposit Sr and Zn co-substituted HAp coatings using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197559/strontium-cobalt-oxychlorides-enhanced-electrocatalysts-for-oxygen-reduction-and-evolution-reactions
#8
Yuto Miyahara, Kohei Miyazaki, Tomokazu Fukutsuka, Takeshi Abe
Cobalt-based layered perovskite oxychlorides Sr2CoO3Cl and Sr3Co2O5Cl2 exhibit high oxygen electrocatalytic activity compared to conventional lanthanum cobalt-based perovskite oxides. The enhanced oxygen electrocatalytic activity can be attributed to the upshifted O p-band center relative to the Fermi level caused by the incorporation of chloride anion into oxygen sites.
February 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196118/sr-substituted-bone-cements-direct-mesenchymal-stem-cells-osteoblasts-and-osteoclasts-fate
#9
Monica Montesi, Silvia Panseri, Massimiliano Dapporto, Anna Tampieri, Simone Sprio
Strontium-substituted apatitic bone cements enriched with sodium alginate were developed as a potential modulator of bone cells fate. The biological impact of the bone cement were investigated in vitro through the study of the effect of the nanostructured apatitic composition and the doping of strontium on mesenchymal stem cells, pre-osteoblasts and osteoclasts behaviours. Up to 14 days of culture the bone cells viability, proliferation, morphology and gene expression profiles were evaluated. The results showed that different concentrations of strontium were able to evoke a cell-specific response, in fact an inductive effect on mesenchymal stem cells differentiation and pre-osteoblasts proliferation and an inhibitory effect on osteoclasts activity were observed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190815/structural-analysis-of-strontium-in-human-teeth-treated-with-surface-pre-reacted-glass-ionomer-filler-eluate-by-using-extended-x-ray-absorption-fine-structure-analysis
#10
Motohiro Uo, Takahiro Wada, Kiyotaka Asakura
The bioactive effects of strontium released from surface pre-reacted glass-ionomer (S-PRG) fillers may aid in caries prevention. In this study, the local structure of strontium taken up by teeth was estimated by extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis. Immersing teeth into S-PRG filler eluate increased the strontium content in enamel and dentin by more than 100 times. The local structure of strontium in enamel and dentin stored in distilled water was the same as that in synthetic strontium-containing hydroxyapatite (SrHAP)...
February 11, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187731/strontium-ranelate-causes-osteophytes-overgrowth-in-a-model-of-early-phase-osteoarthritis
#11
Jian-Guo Chu, Mu-Wei Dai, Yu Wang, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ya-Ping Xiao, Li-Tao Shao, Ying-Ze Zhang, Liu Zhang
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) involves cartilage changes as well as modifications of subchondral bone and synovial tissues. Strontium ranelate (SR), an anti-osteoporosis compound, which is currently in phase III clinical trial for treatment of OA. Evidences suggest that SR preferably deposited in osteophyte, other than in subchondral bone in early phase of OA. This phenomenon raises concern about its utility for OA treatment as a disease-modifying drug. To evaluate the effect of SR on cartilage, subchondral bone mass and subchondral trabecular bone structure in medial meniscectomized (MNX) guinea pigs...
February 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187505/study-of-the-dual-effect-of-gamma-irradiation-and-strontium-substitution-on-bioactivity-cytotoxicity-and-antimicrobial-properties-of-45s5-bioglass
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M M Farag, W M Abd-Allah, Hanaa Y A Ahmed
In this work, we studied simultaneous effect of gamma irradiation and SrO substitution for Na2 O on bioactivity, cytotoxicity and antimicrobial properties of 45S5 glass. Gamma irradiation was mainly introduced in this work as an effective sterilizing technique, improvement of bulk properties and surface modification of glass. Where, gamma irradiation is considered a modifier for glass network due to generation of defects resulted from this irradiation. Furthermore, SrO was introduced into the glass structure in place of Na2 O in order to reduce a probable toxic effect of Na2 O for surrounding tissue by decreasing its percentage...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183618/evaluation-of-the-osteo-inductive-potential-of-hollow-three-dimensional-magnesium-strontium-substitutes-for-the-bone-grafting-application
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Mei Li, Xuan Yang, Weidan Wang, Yu Zhang, Peng Wan, Ke Yang, Yong Han
Regeneration of bone defects is a clinical challenge that usually necessitates bone grafting materials. Limited bone supply and donor site morbidity limited the application of autografting, and improved biomaterials are needed to match the performance of autografts. Osteoinductive materials would be the perfect candidates for achieving this task. Strontium (Sr) is known to encourage bone formation and also prevent osteoporosis. Such twin requirements have motivated researchers to develop Sr-substituted biomaterials for orthopedic applications...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178808/zintl-layer-formation-during-perovskite-atomic-layer-deposition-on-ge-001
#14
Shen Hu, Edward L Lin, Ali K Hamze, Agham Posadas, HsinWei Wu, David J Smith, Alexander A Demkov, John G Ekerdt
Using in situ X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, reflection high-energy electron diffraction, and density functional theory, we analyzed the surface core level shifts and surface structure during the initial growth of ABO3 perovskites on Ge (001) by atomic layer deposition, where A = Ba, Sr and B = Ti, Hf, Zr. We find that the initial dosing of the barium- or strontium-bis(triisopropylcyclopentadienyl) precursors on a clean Ge surface produces a surface phase that has the same chemical and structural properties as the 0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176196/association-of-soil-selenium-strontium-and-magnesium-concentrations-with-parkinson-s-disease-mortality-rates-in-the-usa
#15
Hongbing Sun
Among the 41 soil elements analyzed from 4856 sites across the contiguous 48 states, average Parkinson's disease (PD) mortality rates between 1999 and 2014 have the most significant positive correlation with the average soil strontium (Sr) concentrations (correlation r = 0.47, significance level p = 0.00), and average PD mortality rates have the most significant inverse correlation with the average soil selenium (Se) concentrations (r = -0.44, p = 0.00). Multivariate regression models indicate that soil Sr and Se concentrations can explain 35...
February 7, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173850/new-horizons-in-treatment-of-osteoporosis
#16
REVIEW
Ozra Tabatabaei-Malazy, Pooneh Salari, Patricia Khashayar, Bagher Larijani
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of osteoporosis is increasing both in developed and developing countries. Due to rapid growth in the burden and cost of osteoporosis, worldwide, it seems reasonable to focus on the reduction of fractures as the main goal of treatment. Although, efficient pharmacological agents are available for the treatment of osteoporosis, there still remains a need to more specific drugs with less adverse effects. MAIN BODY: This review article provides a brief update on the pathogenesis, presenting current pharmacological products approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Europe, and also newer therapeutic agents to treat osteoporosis according to the clinical trial data available at PubMed, UpToDate, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and clinical practice guidelines...
February 7, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169471/srcl2-derived-perovskite-facilitating-a-high-efficiency-of-16-in-hole-conductor-free-fully-printable-mesoscopic-perovskite-solar-cells
#17
Hua Zhang, Huan Wang, Spencer T Williams, Dehua Xiong, Wenjun Zhang, Chu-Chen Chueh, Wei Chen, Alex K-Y Jen
Despite the breakthrough of over 22% power conversion efficiency demonstrated in organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PVSCs), critical concerns pertaining to the instability and toxicity still remain that may potentially hinder their commercialization. In this study, a new chemical approach using environmentally friendly strontium chloride (SrCl2 ) as a precursor for perovskite preparation is demonstrated to result in enhanced device performance and stability of the derived hole-conductor-free printable mesoscopic PVSCs...
February 7, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163964/ethnomedical-survey-and-safety-evaluation-of-traditional-eye-medicines-used-in-misungwi-district-tanzania
#18
Sheila M Maregesi, Charles W Messo, Juma Mathias
AIM: This study aimed at documenting products used as traditional eye medicine (TEM) in Misungwi district, Tanzania, and performing preliminary analysis on safety status. METHODOLOGY: Ethnomedical study was conducted in Misungwi district. Information was sourced by face-to-face interview with traditional healers, traditional medicine vendors, and knowledgeable people guided by a well-structured questionnaire. Safety was evaluated by determining pH using pH meter and mineral analysis using the Delta, Portable X-ray fluorescence equipment, and qualitative chemical tests...
January 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161689/bioactivity-cytocompatibility-and-thermal-properties-of-experimental-bioglass-reinforced-composites-as-potential-root-canal-filling-materials
#19
Raghad Abdulrazzaq Alhashimi, Francesco Mannocci, Salvatore Sauro
To evaluate the bioactivity and the cytocompatibility of experimental Bioglass-reinforced polyethylene-based root-canal filling materials. The thermal properties of the experimental materials were also evaluated using differential scanning calorimetry, while their radiopacity was assessed using a grey-scale value (GSV) aluminium step wedge and a phosphor plate digital system. Bioglass 45S5 (BAG), polyethylene and Strontium oxide (SrO) were used to create tailored composite fibres. The filler distribution within the composites was assessed using SEM, while their bioactivity was evaluated through infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) after storage in simulated body fluid (SBF)...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161103/analysis-of-radioactive-strontium-90-in-food-by-%C3%A4-erenkov-liquid-scintillation-counting
#20
Jingjing Pan, Kathryn Emanuele, Eileen Maher, Zhichao Lin, Stephanie Healey, Patrick Regan
A simple liquid scintillation counting method using DGA/TRU resins for removal of matrix/radiometric interferences, Čerenkov counting for measuring (90)Y, and EDXRF for quantifying Y recovery was validated for analyzing (90)Sr in various foods. Analysis of samples containing energetic β emitters required using TRU resin to avoid false detection and positive bias. Additional 34% increase in Y recovery was obtained by stirring the resin while eluting Y with H2C2O4. The method showed acceptable accuracy (±10%), precision (10%), and detectability (~0...
January 27, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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