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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548823/atmosphere-and-voltage-dependent-electronic-conductivity-of-oxide-ion-conducting-zr1-xyxo2-x-2-ceramics
#1
Marc Jovaní, Héctor Beltrán-Mir, Eloisa Cordoncillo, Anthony R West
Cubic, fluorite-structured solid solutions Zr1-xYxO2-x/2 (YSZ; x = 0.4-0.7) were prepared by sol-gel synthesis. Impedance measurements on pellets of 85% approximate density sintered at 1300 °C for 24 h showed strong evidence of oxide ion conduction with an inclined Warburg spike at low frequencies and capacitance values of ∼10(-6) F cm(-1) at 40 Hz. Arrhenius plots of total pellet conductivities were linear with activation energies of 1.4-1.56 eV. The conductivity decreased with x and was 2-4 orders of magnitude lower than that with optimized YSZ, x = 0...
May 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548668/unique-capabilities-of-ac-frequency-scanning-and-its-implementation-on-a-mars-organic-molecule-analyzer-linear-ion-trap
#2
Dalton T Snyder, Desmond A Kaplan, Ryan M Danell, Friso H W van Amerom, Veronica T Pinnick, William B Brinckerhoff, Paul R Mahaffy, R Graham Cooks
A limitation of conventional quadrupole ion trap scan modes which use rf amplitude control for mass scanning is that, in order to detect a subset of an ion population, the rest of the ion population must also be interrogated. That is, ions cannot be detected out of order; they must be detected in order of either increasing or decreasing mass-to-charge (m/z). However, an ion trap operated in the ac frequency scan mode, where the rf amplitude is kept constant and instead the ac frequency is used for mass-selective operations, has no such limitation because any variation in the ac frequency affects only the subset of ions whose secular frequencies match the perturbation frequency...
May 26, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548528/typical-relaxation-of-isolated-many-body-systems-which-do-not-thermalize
#3
Ben N Balz, Peter Reimann
We consider isolated many-body quantum systems which do not thermalize; i.e., expectation values approach an (approximately) steady longtime limit which disagrees with the microcanonical prediction of equilibrium statistical mechanics. A general analytical theory is worked out for the typical temporal relaxation behavior in such cases. The main prerequisites are initial conditions which appreciably populate many energy levels and do not give rise to significant spatial inhomogeneities on macroscopic scales...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548505/experimental-demonstration-of-a-cheap-and-accurate-phase-estimation
#4
Kenneth Rudinger, Shelby Kimmel, Daniel Lobser, Peter Maunz
We demonstrate an experimental implementation of robust phase estimation (RPE) to learn the phase of a single-qubit rotation on a trapped Yb^{+} ion qubit. We show this phase can be estimated with an uncertainty below 4×10^{-4}  rad using as few as 176 total experimental samples, and our estimates exhibit Heisenberg scaling. Unlike standard phase estimation protocols, RPE neither assumes perfect state preparation and measurement, nor requires access to ancillae. We crossvalidate the results of RPE with the more resource-intensive protocol of gate set tomography...
May 12, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548500/the-photochemical-hexadehydro-diels-alder-hv-hdda-reaction
#5
Feng Xu, Xiao Xiao, Thomas R Hoye
We demonstrate that the hexadehydro-Diels-Alder cycloisomerization reaction to produce reactive benzyne derivatives can be initiated photochemically. As with the thermal variant of the HDDA process, the reactive intermediates are formed in the absence of reagents or the resulting byproducts required for the generation of benzynes by traditional methods. This photo-HDDA (or hv-HDDA) reaction occurs at much lower temperatures (including even at -70 °C) than the thermal HDDA, but the benzynes produced behave in the same fashion with respect to their trapping reactions, suggesting that they are of the same electronic state...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548392/reductive-trapping-of-oc-5w-w-co-5-2-in-a-mixed-valent-smii-iii-calix-4-pyrrolide-sandwich
#6
Glen Deacon, Zhifang Guo, Peter Courtney Junk, Jun Wang
Reduction of tungsten hexacarbonyl by the divalent samarium(II) complex [Sm2(N4Et8)(thf)4] ((N4Et8)4- = meso-octaethylcalix[4]pyrrolide) in toluene at ambient temperature gave the remarkable heteronuclear mixed-valent samarium(II/III)/tungsten complex [{(thf)2SmII(N4Et8)SmIII(thf)}2{(µ-OC)2W2(CO)8}] 1 which features the trapping of a rare [W2(CO)10]2- anion with an unsupported W-W bond.
May 26, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548150/using-%C3%AE-2-rheology-to-quantify-rheological-properties-during-repeated-reversible-phase-transitions-of-soft-matter
#7
Matthew D Wehrman, Melissa J Milstrey, Seth Lindberg, Kelly M Schultz
A microfluidic device is designed to measure repeated phase transitions, gelation and degradation, on a single sample by exchanging the surrounding fluid while minimizing shear stress. This device enables quantitative microrheological characterization of material properties over multiple phase transitions, determining whether the material returns to the same equilibrium state. Fluid exchange is accomplished by using a two layer design, the sample is trapped in the first layer and the second layer is a well for the exchanging fluid...
May 26, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547994/self-assembled-molecular-nanowires-for-high-performance-organic-transistors
#8
Luke R Fleet, James E Stott, Byron Villis, Salahud Din, Michele Serri, Gabriel Aeppli, Sandrine Heutz, Arokia Nathan
While organic semiconductors provide tantalising possibilities for low-cost, light-weight, flexible electronic devices, their current use in transistors - the fundamental building block - is rather limited as their speed and reliability is not competitive with their inorganic counterparts, and is simply too poor for many practical applications. Through self-assembly, highly ordered nanostructures can be prepared that have more competitive transport characteristics, but no simple, scalable method has been discovered that can produce devices based on such nanostructures...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547725/dual-polarity-ion-trap-mass-spectrometry-dynamic-monitoring-and-controlling-gas-phase-ion-ion-reactions
#9
Muyi He, You Jiang, Dan Guo, Xingchuang Xiong, Xiang Fang, Wei Xu
A dual-polarity linear ion trap (LIT) mass spectrometer was developed in this study, and the method for simultaneously controlling and detecting cations and anions was proposed and realized in the LIT. With the application of an additional dipolar DC field on the ejection electrodes of an LIT, dual-polarity mass spectra could be obtained, which include both the mass-to-charge (m/z) ratio and charge polarity information of an ion. Compared with conventional method, the ion ejection and detection efficiency could also be improved by about one-fold...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547346/ketogenic-diet-compromises-both-cancellous-and-cortical-bone-mass-in-mice
#10
Xiuhua Wu, Zucheng Huang, Xiaomeng Wang, Zhaozong Fu, Junhao Liu, Zhiping Huang, Ganggang Kong, Xiaolin Xu, Jianyang Ding, Qingan Zhu
To clarify osteoporotic effects of ketogenic diet (KD) on cancellous and cortical bone compared with ovariectomy (OVX) in mice. Forty female C57BL/6J 8-week-old mice were randomly divided into SD+Sham, SD+OVX, KD+Sham, and KD+OVX groups, and fed for 12 weeks. The distal femur of trabecular bone and the middle femur of cortical bone were evaluated with Micro-CT scanning. The maximum bending force and stiffness of the tibia were calculated using a three-point bending test. Osteoblast and osteoclast expression of femur were identified using tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), collagen type I (CoLI), and osteocalcin (OCN) staining...
May 25, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546912/observation-of-metal-nanoparticles-for-acoustic-manipulation
#11
Mian Chen, Feiyan Cai, Chen Wang, Zhiyong Wang, Long Meng, Fei Li, Pengfei Zhang, Xin Liu, Hairong Zheng
Use of acoustic trapping for the manipulation of objects is invaluable to many applications from cellular subdivision to biological assays. Despite remarkable progress in a wide size range, the precise acoustic manipulation of 0D nanoparticles where all the structural dimensions are much smaller than the acoustic wavelength is still present challenges. This study reports on the observation of metal nanoparticles with different nanostructures for acoustic manipulation. Results for the first time exhibit that the hollow nanostructures play more important factor than size in the nanoscale acoustic manipulation...
May 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546191/trapping-rna-polymerase-in-the-act
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Valda Vinson
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May 26, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545111/northern-range-expansion-of-the-asian-tiger-mosquito-aedes-albopictus-analysis-of-mosquito-data-from-connecticut-usa
#13
Philip M Armstrong, Theodore G Andreadis, John J Shepard, Michael C Thomas
BACKGROUND: The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is an invasive species and important arbovirus vector that was introduced into the U.S. in the 1980's where it continues to expand its range. Winter temperature is an important constraint to its northward expansion, with potential range limits located between the 0° and -5°C mean cold month isotherm. Connecticut is located within this climatic zone and therefore, Ae. albopictus was monitored statewide to assess its northern range expansion and to delineate where populations can stably persist...
May 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545090/neotropical-bats-that-co-habit-with-humans-function-as-dead-end-hosts-for-dengue-virus
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Amanda Vicente-Santos, Andres Moreira-Soto, Claudio Soto-Garita, Luis Guillermo Chaverri, Andrea Chaves, Jan Felix Drexler, Juan Alberto Morales, Alejandro Alfaro-Alarcón, Bernal Rodríguez-Herrera, Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar
Several studies have shown Dengue Virus (DENV) nucleic acids and/or antibodies present in Neotropical wildlife including bats, suggesting that some bat species may be susceptible to DENV infection. Here we aim to elucidate the role of house-roosting bats in the DENV transmission cycle. Bats were sampled in households located in high and low dengue incidence regions during rainy and dry seasons in Costa Rica. We captured 318 bats from 12 different species in 29 households. Necropsies were performed in 205 bats to analyze virus presence in heart, lung, spleen, liver, intestine, kidney, and brain tissue...
May 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544927/estuarine-sediment-resuspension-and-acidification-release-behaviour-of-contaminants-under-different-oxidation-levels-and-acid-sources
#15
M Camino Martín-Torre, Eva Cifrian, Gema Ruiz, Berta Galán, Javier R Viguri
Carbon dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage (CCS) is a technology to reduce the emissions of this gas to the atmosphere by sequestering it in geological formations. In the case of offshore storage, unexpected CO2 leakages will acidify the marine environment. Reductions of the pH might be also caused by anthropogenic activities or natural events such as acid spills and dredging operations or storms and floods. Changes in the pH of the marine environment will trigger the mobilisation of elements trapped in contaminated shallow sediments with unclear redox boundary...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544851/low-ceiling-temperature-polymer-microcapsules-with-hydrophobic-payloads-via-rapid-emulsion-solvent-evaporation
#16
Shijia Tang, Mostafa Yourdkhani, Catherine M Possanza Casey, Nancy R Sottos, Scott R White, Jeffrey S Moore
We report a microencapsulation procedure based on rapid solvent evaporation to prepare microcapsules with hydrophobic core materials and low ceiling temperature polymer shell wall of cyclic poly(phthalaldehyde) (cPPA). We use and compare microfluidic and bulk emulsions. In both methods, rapid solvent evaporation following emulsification resulted in kinetically trapped core-shell microcapsules while slow evaporation resulted in acorn morphology. Through the systematic variation of encapsulation parameters, we found that polymer-to-core weight ratios higher than 1 and polymer concentration higher than 4...
May 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544690/deficiency-of-complement-1r-subcomponent-in-early-onset-sle-role-for-disease-modifying-alleles-in-a-monogenic-disease
#17
Erkan Demirkaya, Qing Zhou, Carolyne K Smith, Michael J Ombrello, Natalie Deuitch, Wanxia L Tsai, Patrycja Hoffmann, Elaine F Remmers, Masaki Takeuchi, Yong Hwan Park, JaeJin Chae, Kenan Barut, Dogan Simsek, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Salim Caliskan, Settara C Chandrasekharappa, Sarfaraz A Hasni, Amanda K Ombrello, Massimo Gadina, Daniel L Kastner, Mariana J Kaplan, Ozgur Kasapcopur, Ivona Aksentijevich
OBJECTIVE: To identify a genetic cause of early-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a large consanguineous family from Turkey and to study the mechanisms of disease. METHODS: We performed whole exome sequencing (WES) and SNP array genotyping in affected and unaffected family members. Protein studies, gene expression, cytokine profiling, neutrophil extracellular trap formation, and presence of low-density granulocytes were evaluated in patient primary cells and serum samples...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544592/direct-influence-of-titanium-and-zirconia-particles-on-the-morphology-and-functionality-of-mature-human-osteoclasts
#18
Juliane Pasold, Jana Markhoff, Jenny Tillmann, Martin Krogull, Phillip Pisowocki, Rainer Bader
Within the last ten years of biomedical implants, the focus is increasingly on bioceramics, specifically on zirconia (ZrO2 ). Hence, we analyzed the impact of zirconia particles in comparison to titanium (cpTi) particles on mature human osteoclasts (OCs) as little is known about the direct effect of wear particles on mature OCs and their role in the osteolytic process during aseptic endoprosthesis loosening. Changes in cell morphology and functionality of OCs incubated with particles in different concentrations were investigated...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544414/effective-low-cost-recovery-of-toxic-arsenate-anions-from-water-using-hollow-sphere-trapper-geodes
#19
Sherif A El-Safty, Mohamed A Shenashen, Naeem Akhtar, Mahmoud M Selim, Wafaa M Morsy, Hitoshi Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kawada, Abdulaziz A Alhamid, Naoki Ohashi, Izumi Ichinose, Ahmed Alamoudi
Because of the devastating impacts of arsenic to terrestrial and aquatic organisms, recovery, removal, disposal and management of arsenic-contaminated water has a considerable challenge and become an urgent necessity in the field of water treatment. This study reports control fabrication of low-cost adsorbents based on microscopic NiO hollow sphere geode-shelled a 100 nm of poly-CN nano-sphere particles-like nodules of poly-carbon nitride that intrinsically stacked and wrapped around the hollow nest spheres to form 500-700 nm shell...
May 22, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544030/trapping-a-silicon-i-radical-with-carbenes-a-cationic-caac-silicon-i-radical-and-an-nhc-parent-silyliumylidene-cation
#20
Yan Li, Yuk-Chi Chan, Bi-Xiang Leong, Yongxin Li, Emma Richards, Indu Purushothaman, Susmita De, Pattiyil Parameswaran, Cheuk-Wai So
The trapping of a silicon(I) radical with N-heterocyclic carbenes is described. The reaction of the cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbene [cAACMe ] (cAACMe =:C(CMe2 )2 (CH2 )NAr, Ar=2,6-iPr2 C6 H3 ) with H2 SiI2 in a 3:1 molar ratio in DME afforded a mixture of the separated ion pair [(cAACMe )2 Si:(.) ](+) I(-) (1), which features a cationic cAAC-silicon(I) radical, and [cAACMe -H](+) I(-) . In addition, the reaction of the NHC-iodosilicon(I) dimer [IAr (I)Si:]2 (IAr =:C{N(Ar)CH}2 ) with 4 equiv of IMe (:C{N(Me)CMe}2 ), which proceeded through the formation of a silicon(I) radical intermediate, afforded [(IMe )2 SiH](+) I(-) (2) comprising the first NHC-parent-silyliumylidene cation...
May 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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