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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437994/high-speed-asynchronous-optical-sampling-based-on-ghz-yb-kyw-oscillators
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C Li, N Krauß, G Schäfer, L Ebner, O Kliebisch, J Schmidt, S Winnerl, M Hettich, T Dekorsy
A low-cost scheme of high-speed asynchronous optical sampling based on Yb:KYW oscillators is reported. Two GHz diode-pumped oscillators with a slight pulse repetition rate offset serve as pump and probe source, respectively. The temporal resolution of this system is limited to 500 fs mainly by the pulse duration of the oscillators and also by relative timing jitter between the oscillators. A near-shot-noise noise floor around 10<sup>-6</sup> (∆R/R) is obtained within a data acquisition time of a few seconds...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437992/a-large-airborne-survey-of-earth-s-visible-infrared-spectral-dimensionality
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David R Thompson, Joseph W Boardman, Michael L Eastwood, Robert O Green
The intrinsic spectral dimensionality indicates the observable degrees of freedom in Earth's solar-reflected light field, quantifying the diversity of spectral content accessible by visible and infrared remote sensing. The solar-reflected regime spans the 0.38 - 2.5 μm interval, and is captured by a wide range of current and planned instruments on both airborne and orbital platforms. To date there has been no systematic study of its spectral dimensionality as a function of space, time, and land cover. Here we report a multi-site, multi-year statistical survey by NASA's "Classic" Airborne Visible Near InfraRed Spectrometer (AVIRIS-C)...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437977/polymer-optical-fiber-bragg-grating-inscription-with-a-single-uv-laser-pulse
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A Pospori, C A F Marques, O Bang, D J Webb, P André
We experimentally demonstrate the first polymer optical fiber Bragg grating inscribed with only one krypton fluoride laser pulse. The device has been recorded in a single-mode poly(methyl methacrylate) optical fiber, with a core doped with benzyl dimethyl ketal for photosensitivity enhancement. One laser pulse with a duration of 15 ns, which provide energy density of 974 mJ/cm<sup>2</sup>, is adequate to introduce a refractive index change of 0.74×10<sup>-4</sup> in the fiber core. After the exposure, the reflectivity of the grating increases for a few minutes following a second order exponential saturation...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437976/excitation-of-bloch-surface-wave-on-tapered-fiber-coated-with-one-dimensional-photonic-crystal-for-refractive-index-sensing
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Tianyu Tu, Fufei Pang, Shan Zhu, Jiajing Cheng, Huanhuan Liu, Jianxiang Wen, Tingyun Wang
We have theoretically and experimentally demonstrated a novel approach to excite Bloch surface wave (BSW) on tapered optical fibers, which are coated with one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) consisting of periodic TiO<sub>2</sub> and Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> by atomic layer deposition technology. Two resonant dips are found in transmission spectra that are originated from the excitation of BSW for p-polarized light and s-polarized light, respectively. For the first time, we have demonstrated the developed device for refractive index (RI) sensing...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437974/efficient-reversible-phase-mask-for-tio-sub-2-sub-submicron-gratings-directly-printed-on-cylindrical-surfaces
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L Berthod, M Bichotte, I Verrier, C Veillas, T Kämpfe, F Vocanson, M Langlet, J Laukkanen, O Parriaux, Y Jourlin
In this article we present a radial phase mask specially designed and manufactured for direct micro-structuration under UV photolithography of a cylindrical surface covered by a photoresist TiO<sub>2</sub> film. The period of the phase mask is sub-micron (between 480 nm and 720 nm) and allows direct printing on several types of cylindrical components. With this dedicated reversible phase mask we have demonstrated the feasibility of a TiO<sub>2</sub> grating with a period of 960 nm, printed on a SiO<sub>2</sub> cylinder or inside a SiO<sub>2</sub> tube of 8 mm diameter...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437941/effect-of-scattering-on-coherent-anti-stokes-raman-scattering-cars-signals
#6
Janaka C Ranasinghesagara, Giuseppe De Vito, Vincenzo Piazza, Eric O Potma, Vasan Venugopalan
We develop a computational framework to examine the factors responsible for scattering-induced distortions of coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) signals in turbid samples. We apply the Huygens-Fresnel wave-based electric field superposition (HF-WEFS) method combined with the radiating dipole approximation to compute the effects of scattering-induced distortions of focal excitation fields on the far-field CARS signal. We analyze the effect of spherical scatterers, placed in the vicinity of the focal volume, on the CARS signal emitted by different objects (2μm diameter solid sphere, 2μm diameter myelin cylinder and 2μm diameter myelin tube)...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437846/pain-sensitization-is-associated-with-disease-activity-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yvonne C Lee, Clifton O Bingham, Robert R Edwards, Wendy Marder, Phillips Kristine, Marcy B Bolster, Daniel J Clauw, Larry W Moreland, Bing Lu, Alyssa Wohlfahrt, Zhi Zhang, Tuhina Neogi
OBJECTIVE: Pain sensitization may contribute to pain severity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), impacting assessment of disease activity. We examined whether pain processing mechanisms were associated with disease activity among RA patients with active disease. METHODS: This study includes 139 subjects enrolled in the Central Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis cohort. Subjects underwent quantitative sensory testing (QST), including assessment of pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) at multiple sites, conditioned pain modulation, and temporal summation...
April 24, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437817/-challenges-of-diversity-sensitive-care-in-medical-rehabilitation
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P Brzoska, O Razum
Diversity markers such as sex, migration background and socioeconomic status are associated with different needs and expectations in health care. In rehabilitation these needs and expectations are often not adequately accounted for. This may affect health care outcomes. In order to improve rehabilitative care, it is not sufficient to only focus on selected diversity criteria such as migration background. This has two reasons: First, health care users are defined by a wide range of different diversity markers; second, diversity markers are closely interrelated...
April 24, 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437728/is-a-a-o-process-effective-in-toxicity-removal-case-study-with-coking-wastewater
#9
Liu Shi, Dong Wang, Di Cao, Chunhong Na, Xie Quan, Ying Zhang
The anaerobic-anoxic-oxic (A/A/O) process is the commonly used biological wastewater treatment process, especially for the coking wastewater. However, limit is known about its ability in bio-toxicity removal from wastewater. In this study, we evaluated the performance of A/A/O process in bio-toxicity removal from the coking wastewater, using two test species (i.e. crustacean (Daphnia magna) and zebra fish (Danio rerio)) in respect of acute toxicity, oxidative damage and genotoxicity. Our results showed that the acute toxicity of raw influent was reduced gradually along with A/A/O process and the effluent presented no acute toxicity to Daphnia magna (D...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437724/synthesis-of-zno-nanorod-based-materials-for-antibacterial-antifungal-activities-dna-cleavage-and-efficient-ultrasound-assisted-dyes-adsorption
#10
Ali Akbar Bazrafshan, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Shaaker Hajati, Reza Naghiha, Arash Asfaram
Undoped and Au-doped ZnO-nanorods were synthesized in the presence of ultrasound and loaded on activated carbon following characterization by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmittance electron microscopy (TEM), UV-vis spectrophotometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The Au-doped ZnO-nanorod-loaded activated carbon (Au-ZnO-NRs-AC) was used for the simultaneous removal of methylene blue (MB) and auramine O (AO) from aqueous solutions. Central composite design (CCD) under response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to model and optimize the dyes removal versus adsorbent mass, pH, and initial dyes concentration and sonication time as well as to investigate the possible interaction between these variables...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437698/coupled-elasticity-in-soft-solid-foams
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F Gorlier, Y Khidas, O Pitois
Elasticity of soft materials can be greatly influenced by the presence of air bubbles. Such a capillary effect is expected for a wide range of materials, from polymer gels to concentrated emulsions and colloidal suspensions. Whereas experimental results and theory exist for describing the elasto-capillary behavior of bubbly materials (i.e. with moderate gas volume fractions), foamy systems still require a dedicated study in order to increase our understanding of elasticity in aerated materials over the full range of gas volume fractions...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437650/indoor-to-outdoor-relationship-of-aerosol-particles-inside-a-naturally-ventilated-apartment-a-comparison-between-single-parameter-analysis-and-indoor-aerosol-model-simulation
#12
Tareq Hussein
The indoor-to-outdoor relationship of aerosol particles is affected by several mechanisms including penetration, ventilation rate, dry deposition rate and sources. Understanding the effect of these factors is essential for a deeper knowledge of the indoor-to-outdoor relationship. In real-life conditions, it is difficult to analyze these factors in a naturally ventilated environment. In this study, a naturally ventilated and an occupied apartment was used to investigate the indoor-to-outdoor relationship of aerosol particles by applying two different techniques; single-parameter analysis and indoor aerosol model simulation...
April 21, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437621/c21-steroidal-glycosides-from-cynanchum-auriculatum-and-their-neuroprotective-effects-against-h2o2-induced-damage-in-pc12%C3%A2-cells
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Xicheng Qian, Baocai Li, Peng Li, Dong Wang, Weifeng Dai, Mi Zhang
Twenty-three undescribed previously C21 steroidal glycosides, named saccatols D-K and cynsaccatols I-W, together with six known analogs were isolated from the roots of Cynanchum auriculatum Royle ex Wight (Apocynaceae). Their structures were elucidated by a variety of spectroscopic techniques, as well as HRESIMS and GC method. All isolated compounds were tested their neuroprotective effects on the model of H2O2-induced damage to PC12 cells. Except saccatols D-F, J, cynsaccatol V and wilfoside A, other twenty-three isolates produced significantly activities against H2O2-induced cell damage (P < 0...
April 21, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437619/management-of-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tibial-avulsion-injuries-a-systematic-review
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Perry O Hooper, Chris Silko, Tennison L Malcolm, Lutul D Farrow
BACKGROUND: Tibial-sided avulsion injuries of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) generally require surgical intervention. No consensus exists concerning the optimal surgical treatment approach for these injuries. PURPOSE: To perform a systematic review investigating the open and arthroscopic surgical treatment modalities, outcomes, and complications of PCL tibial-sided bony avulsions. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437611/dynamical-insights-in-the-decomposition-of-1-2-dioxetane
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Morgane Vacher, Anders M Brakestad, Hans O Karlsson, Ignacio Fdez Galván, Roland Lindh
Chemiluminescence in 1,2-dioxetane occurs via a thermally-activated decomposition reaction into two formaldehyde molecules. Both ground state and non-adiabatic dynamics (including singlet excited states) of the decomposition reaction have been simulated, starting from the first O-O bond breaking transition structure. The ground state dissociation occurs between t=30 fs and t=140 fs. The so-called entropic trap leads to frustrated dissociations, postponing the decomposition reaction. Specific geometrical conditions are necessary for the trajectories to escape from the entropic trap and for dissociation to be possible...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437557/expression-of-catalase-alcohol-dehydrogenase-and-malate-dehydrogenase-in-rot-grains-upon-fungicide-use-on-maize-hybrids-grown-at-different-spacings
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E R Kluge, M C Mendes, M V Faria, H O Santos, L A Santos, I E Sandini
In this study, we evaluated the fungicide effect on the incidence of rot grains and expression of catalase (CAT), alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), and malate dehydrogenase (MDH) enzymes in commercial maize hybrids grown with conventional and reduced spacing in Guarapuava, PR, Brazil. The experiment was designed in random blocks with a 3 × 8-factorial scheme, totaling 24 treatments. The first factor constituted three levels, the first with foliar fungicide application [150.0 g/L trifloxystrobin (15.0%, w/v) + 175...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437554/molecular-identification-of-cetaceans-from-the-west-atlantic-using-the-e3-i5-region-of-coi
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L H O Falcão, A S Campos, J E P Freitas, M A A Furtado-Neto, V V Faria
Molecular identification is very useful in cases where morphology-based species identification is not possible. Examples for its application in cetaceans include the identification of carcasses of stranded animals in advanced state of decomposition and body parts that are illegally traded. One DNA region that is often used for molecular identification is the Folmer region of the mitochondrial gene cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) (locus 48 to 705 bp). This locus has been used for the identification of several animal species, including whales and dolphins...
April 20, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437345/accuracy-of-iliac-screws-insertion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-relationship-between-misplacement-and-the-iliac-morphologies
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Tomohiro Banno, Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Tatsuya Yasuda, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of freehand iliac screw insertion and to determine how this can be performed safely. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Seventy-seven adult scoliosis patients with an average age of 70.1 years who underwent spinal deformity surgery with spinopelvic fixation using bilateral iliac screws were enrolled. Penetration of the iliac table was assessed using postoperative computed tomography...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437339/a-multicenter-evaluation-of-clinical-and-radiographic-outcomes-following-high-grade-spondylolisthesis-reduction-and-fusion
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Gurpreet S Gandhoke, Manish K Kasliwal, Justin S Smith, JoAnne Nieto, David Ibrahimi, Paul Park, Frank Lamarca, Christopher Shaffrey, David O Okonkwo, Adam S Kanter
OBJECTIVE: A retrospective review of the clinical and radiographic outcomes from a multicenter study of surgical treatment for high-grade spondylolisthesis (HGS) in adults. The objective was to assess the safety of surgical reduction, its ability to correct regional deformity, and its clinical effectiveness. METHODS: Retrospective, multicenter review of adults (age above 18 y) with lumbosacral HGS (Meyerding grade 3-5) treated surgically with open decompression, attempted reduction, posterior instrumentation, and interbody fusion...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437282/inhibition-of-mid-chain-hetes-protects-against-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Samya Elkhatali, Zaid H Maayah, Ahmed A El-Sherbeni, Osama H Elshenawy, Ghada Abdelhamid, Sherif M Shoieb, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Recent data demonstrated the role of CYP1B1 in cardiovascular disease. It was, therefore, necessary to examine whether the inhibition of CYP1B1 and hence inhibiting the formation of its metabolites, using 2,4,3',5'-tetramethoxystilbene (TMS), would have a cardioprotective effect against angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiac hypertrophy. For this purpose, male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with Ang II with or without TMS (300 μg/kg every 3day3 i.p). Thereafter, cardiac hypertrophy and the formation of mid-chain HETEs and AA were assessed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
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