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Caio C Quini, André G Próspero, Marcos F F Calabresi, Gustavo M Moretto, Nicholas Zufelato, Sunil Krishnan, Diana R Pina, Ricardo B Oliveira, Oswaldo Baffa, Andris F Bakuzis, Jose R A Miranda
We describe the development of a joint in vivo/ex vivo protocol to monitor magnetic nanoparticles in animal models. Alternating current biosusceptometry (ACB) enables the assessment of magnetic nanoparticle accumulation, followed by quantitative analysis of concentrations in organs of interest. We present a study of real-time liver accumulation, followed by the assessment of sequential biodistribution using the same technique. For quantification, we validated our results by comparing all of the data with electron spin resonance (ESR)...
February 15, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
Weiyu Liu, Yukun Ren, Ye Tao, Yanbo Li, Xiaoming Chen
We report herein controllable rotating behavior of an individual dielectric micro-rod driven by a background rotating electric field. By disposing or removing structured floating microelectrode, the rigid rod suspended in electrolyte solution accordingly exhibits co-field or anti-field rotating motion. In the absence of the ideally polarizable metal surface, the dielectric rod rotates opposite to propagation of electric field, with the measured rotating rate much larger than predicted by Maxwell-Wager interfacial polarization theory incorporating surface conduction of fixed bond charge...
February 18, 2017: Electrophoresis
Victor Vitvitsky, Pramod K Yadav, Sojin An, Javier Seravalli, Uhn-Soo Cho, Ruma Banerjee
Hydrogen sulfide is a cardioprotective signaling molecule but is toxic at elevated concentrations. Red blood cells can synthesize H2S but lacking organelles, cannot dispose off H2S via the mitochondrial sulfide oxidation pathway. We have recently shown that at high sulfide concentrations, ferric hemoglobin oxidizes H2S to a mixture of thiosulfate and iron-bound polysulfides in which the latter species predominates. Here, we report the crystal structure of human hemoglobin containing low-spin ferric sulfide, the first intermediate in heme-catalyzed sulfide oxidation...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Johannes Schüler, Serkan Dogangüzel, Matthias A Dieringer, Andre Rudolph, Andreas Greiser, Peter Kellman, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance based on the Lake Louise Criteria is used to make the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. Novel quantitative parametric mapping techniques promise to overcome some of its limitations. We aimed to evaluate quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance to detect and monitor acute myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen patients with clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis (25 years [23-38 years]; 78% males) were prospectively enrolled and repeatedly underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 1...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
Chuanjun Liu, Bartosz Wyszynski, Rui Yatabe, Kenshi Hayashi, Kiyoshi Toko
The detection and recognition of metabolically derived aldehydes, which have been identified as important products of oxidative stress and biomarkers of cancers; are considered as an effective approach for early cancer detection as well as health status monitoring. Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) sensor arrays based on molecularly imprinted sol-gel (MISG) materials were developed in this work for highly sensitive detection and highly selective recognition of typical aldehyde vapors including hexanal (HAL); nonanal (NAL) and bezaldehyde (BAL)...
February 16, 2017: Sensors
Michael P Bubnov, Irina A Teplova, Eugenia A Kopylova, Konstantin A Kozhanov, Artem S Bogomyakov, Marina V Petrova, Vitaly A Morozov, Victor I Ovcharenko, Vladimir K Cherkasov
A new bis(3,6-di-tert-butyl-catecholato)manganese complex with two 4-NIT-Py ligands was synthesized and characterized [4-NIT-Py = pyridine substituted at position 4 with nitronyl-nitroxide radical, 2-(pyridin-4-yl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole-3-oxide-1-oxyl]. X-ray diffraction indicated an octahedral environment of the manganese atom with a trans arrangement of ligands. Bonds lengths in the inner coordination core of the metal and in the chelate cycles that are representative of the charge distribution between the metal and ligands displayed a Mn(IV)(Cat(2-))2 charge distribution...
February 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Guillaume Dagousset, Cédric Simon, Elsa Anselmi, Béatrice Tuccio, Thierry Billard, Emmanuel Magnier
We report herein the first use of N-trifluoromethylthiosaccharin as the source of SCF3 radical under photoredox catalysis. This allowed an efficient and general visible-light-mediated carbotrifluoromethylthiolation of alkenes. Under the optimized conditions using fac-Ir(ppy)3 as the photocatalyst, various N-aryl acrylamides as well as a wide range of substituted styrenes can readily be difunctionalized in an intra- or intermolecular fashion, affording the corresponding SCF3-containing products in good to excellent yield...
February 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
Johannes Kimling, Gyung-Min Choi, Jack T Brangham, Tristan Matalla-Wagner, Torsten Huebner, Timo Kuschel, Fengyuan Yang, David G Cahill
We report time-resolved magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements of the longitudinal spin Seebeck effect in normal metal/Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} bilayers driven by an interfacial temperature difference between electrons and magnons. The measured time evolution of spin accumulation induced by laser excitation indicates transfer of angular momentum across normal metal/Y_{3}Fe_{5}O_{12} interfaces on a picosecond time scale, too short for contributions from a bulk temperature gradient in an yttrium iron garnet. The product of spin-mixing conductance and the interfacial spin Seebeck coefficient determined is of the order of 10^{8}  A m^{-2} K^{-1}...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Katerina Chatziioannou, Antoine Klein, Neil Cornish, Nicolás Yunes
Binary systems of two compact objects circularize and spiral toward each other via the emission of gravitational waves. The coupling of the spins of each object with the orbital angular momentum causes the orbital plane to precess, which leads to modulation of the gravitational wave signal. Until now, generating frequency-domain waveforms for fully precessing systems for use in gravitational wave data analysis meant numerically integrating the equations of motion, then Fourier transforming the result, which is very computationally intensive for systems that complete hundreds or thousands of cycles in the sensitive band of a detector...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
S E de Graaf, A A Adamyan, T Lindström, D Erts, S E Kubatkin, A Ya Tzalenchuk, A V Danilov
An on-chip electron spin resonance technique is applied to reveal the nature and origin of surface spins on Al_{2}O_{3}. We measure a spin density of 2.2×10^{17}  spins/m^{2}, attributed to physisorbed atomic hydrogen and S=1/2 electron spin states on the surface. This is direct evidence for the nature of spins responsible for flux noise in quantum circuits, which has been an issue of interest for several decades. Our findings open up a new approach to the identification and controlled reduction of paramagnetic sources of noise and decoherence in superconducting quantum devices...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
A Zazunov, F Buccheri, P Sodano, R Egger
We study Majorana devices featuring a competition between superconductivity and multichannel Kondo physics. Our proposal extends previous work on single-channel Kondo systems to a topologically nontrivial setting of a non-Fermi liquid type, where topological superconductor wires (with gap Δ) represent leads tunnel coupled to a Coulomb-blockaded Majorana box. On the box, a spin degree of freedom with Kondo temperature T_{K} is nonlocally defined in terms of Majorana states. For Δ≫T_{K}, the destruction of Kondo screening by superconductivity implies a 4π-periodic Josephson current-phase relation...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Yuri V Kovchegov, Daniel Pitonyak, Matthew D Sievert
We construct a numerical solution of the small-x evolution equations derived in our recent work [J. High Energy Phys. 01 (2016) 072.JHEPFG1029-847910.1007/JHEP01(2016)072] for the (anti)quark transverse momentum dependent helicity TMDs and parton distribution functions (PDFs) as well as the g_{1} structure function. We focus on the case of large N_{c}, where one finds a closed set of equations. Employing the extracted intercept, we are able to predict directly from theory the behavior of the quark helicity PDFs at small x, which should have important phenomenological consequences...
February 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
Le Nhan Pham, Minh Tho Nguyen
Electronic structures of both the anionic and neutral triatomic species TiGe2-/0 were theoretically studied employing single-reference (DFT and RCCSD(T)) and multiconfigurational (CASSCF/CASPT2 and CASSCF/NEVPT2) methods with large basis sets. The ground state of TiGe2- (C2v) was identified to be 4B1 but the 2A1 state is nearly degenerate, whereas the 3B1 is clearly the ground state of the neutral TiGe2 (C2v). On the basis of the computed ground and excited states of both neutral and anionic structures, all electronic transitions giving rise to experimental anion photoelectron bands in the spectrum of TiGe2- can now be assigned...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Abhishek Pandey, Chandan Mazumdar, R Ranganathan, D C Johnston
Studies on the phenomenon of magnetoresistance (MR) have produced intriguing and application-oriented outcomes for decades-colossal MR, giant MR and recently discovered extremely large MR of millions of percents in semimetals can be taken as examples. We report here the discovery of novel multiple sign changes versus applied magnetic field of the MR in the cubic intermetallic compound GdPd3. Our study shows that a very strong correlation between magnetic, electrical and magnetotransport properties is present in this compound...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
Chengzhang Zhu, Zhifeng Jiang, Linlin Chen, Kun Qian, Jimin Xie
Novel hierarchical NiS2 hollow spheres modified by graphite-like carbon nitride were prepared using a facile L-cysteine-assisted solvothermal route. The NiS2/g-C3N4 composites exhibited excellent photocatalytic efficiency in rhodamine B, methyl orange and ciprofloxacin degradation as compared to single g-C3N4 and NiS2, which could be due to the synergistic effects of the unique hollow sphere-like structure, strong visible-light absorption and increased separation rate of the photoinduced electron-hole pairs at the intimate interface of heterojunctions...
March 17, 2017: Nanotechnology
Alexander Georgi, Peter Nemes-Incze, Ramon Carrillo-Bastos, Daiara Faria, Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Dawei Zhai, Martin Schneider, Dinesh Subramaniam, Torge Mashoff, Nils Michael Freitag, Marcus Liebmann, Marco Pratzer, Ludger Wirtz, Colin R Woods, Roman Vladislavovich Gorbachev, Yang Cao, Kostya S Novoselov, Nancy Sandler, Markus Morgenstern
One of the intriguing characteristics of honeycomb lattices is the appearance of a pseudo-magnetic field as a result of mechanical deformation. In the case of graphene, the Landau quantization resulting from this pseudo-magnetic field has been measured using scanning tunneling microscopy. Here we show that a signature of the pseudo-magnetic field is a local sublattice symmetry breaking observable as a redistribution of the local density of states. This can be interpreted as a polarization of graphene's pseudospin due to a strain induced pseudo-magnetic field, in analogy to the alignment of a real spin in a magnetic field...
February 17, 2017: Nano Letters
Foram Ranjeet Madiyar, Sherry Basset, Omer Farooq, Stefan Rothenburg, Christopher Culbertson, Jun Li
This paper reports the capture and detection of vaccinia virus particles based on AC dielectrophoresis (DEP) and electrochemical impedance measurements employing an embedded vertically aligned carbon nanofiber (VACNF) nanoelectrode array (NEA) versus a macroscopic indium-tin-oxide (ITO) transparent electrode in a "points-and-lid" configuration. The nano-DEP device was fabricated by bonding two SU-8 covered electrodes patterned using photolithography. The bottom electrode contains a 200 × 200 μm(2) active region on a randomly distributed NEA and the top electrode contains a microfluidic channel in SU-8 spin-coated on ITO to guide the flow of the virus solution...
February 17, 2017: Electrophoresis
Kaleigh Margita, Maxim A Voinov, Alex I Smirnov
Spin probe and spin labeling Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods are indispensable research tools for solving a wide range of bioanalytical problems-from measuring microviscosity and polarity of phase-separated liquids to oxygen concentrations in tissues. One of the emerging uses of spin probes are the studies of proton transfer-related and surface electrostatic phenomena. The latter Electron Paramagnetic Resonance methods rely on molecular probes containing an additional functionality capable of reversible ionization (protonation, in particular) in the immediate proximity to an Electron Paramagnetic Resonance-active reporter group, such as (N-O(•)) for nitroxides...
February 17, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
Si Nie, De-Chang Peng, Hong-Han Gong, Hai-Jun Li, Li-Ting Chen, Cheng-Long Ye
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in awake people with untreated severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSAs) compared with good sleepers (GSs). DESIGN: Arterial spin labelling perfusion imaging was used to quantify cerebral perfusion based on resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SETTING: Lying supine in a 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging scanner in the night was done...
February 16, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Elnaz Hobbollahi, Manuela List, Benjamin Hupp, Fabian Mohr, Raphael J F Berger, Andreas Steffen, Uwe Monkowius
In the trinuclear, heterometallic cluster compound [Au2CuCl2(P∩N)2]PF6 metallophilic interactions give rise to very efficient cold-white light emission as a result of at least two thermally non-equilibrated emissive triplet states (one of mainly Cu → py and the other of Au → py character, respectively) with exceptional spin-orbit coupling and short emission lifetimes, which are competitive to Pt(II)- and Ir(III)-based emitters.
February 17, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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