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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934648/evaluation-of-tooth-root-surface-area-using-a-three-dimensional-scanning-technique-and-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-reconstruction-in-vitro
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Tong Wang, Xibo Pei, Feng Luo, Lingling Jia, Han Qin, Xinting Cheng, Yiyuan Xue, Jian Wang, Qianbing Wan
OBJECTIVE: To study the feasibility of measuring root surface area (RSA) by 3D scanning technique and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) reconstruction in vitro. DESIGN: Twenty extracted teeth (10 single-rooted teeth and 10 multi-rooted teeth) were collected in this study. The RSA of the extracted teeth was measured by the membrane technique, 3D scanning technique, and CBCT reconstruction. A standard part was also designed to check the accuracy of each method...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934545/antimicrobial-3d-porous-scaffolds-prepared-by-additive-manufacturing-and-breath-figures
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Nelson Vargas Alfredo, Ane Dorronsoro, Aitziber L Cortajarena, Juan Rodriguez-Hernandez
We describe herein a novel strategy for the fabrication of efficient 3D printed antibacterial scaffolds. For this purpose, both the surface topography as well as the chemical composition of 3D scaffolds fabricated by additive manufacturing were modified. The scaffolds were fabricated by fused deposition modeling (FDM) using high impact polystyrene (HIPS) filaments. The surface of the objects was then topographically modified providing materials with porous surfaces by means of the Breath Figures approach. The strategy involves the immersion of the scaffold in a polymer solution during a precise period of time...
September 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931867/accuracy-and-reliability-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-for-linear-and-volumetric-mandibular-condyle-measurements-a-human-cadaver-study
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Verónica García-Sanz, Carlos Bellot-Arcís, Virginia Hernández, Pedro Serrano-Sánchez, Juan Guarinos, Vanessa Paredes-Gallardo
The accuracy of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) on linear and volumetric measurements on condyles has only been assessed on dry skulls. The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and accuracy of linear and volumetric measurements of mandibular condyles in the presence of soft tissues using CBCT. Six embalmed cadaver heads were used. CBCT scans were taken, followed by the extraction of the condyles. The water displacement technique was used to calculate the volumes of the condyles and three linear measurements were made using a digital caliper, these measurements serving as the gold standard...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929771/kinetic-and-thermodynamic-control-in-porphyrin-and-phthalocyanine-self-assembled-monolayers
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K W Hipps, Ursula Mazur
Porphyrins and phthalocyanines are ubiquitous in modern science and technology. Their stability, redox properties, and photoresponse make them candidates for numerous applications. Many of these applications rely on thin films, and these are critically dependent on the first monolayer. In this article, we focus on noncovalently bound self-assembled monolayers of porphyrins and phthalocyanines at the solution-solid interface with special emphasis on the kinetic and thermodynamic processes that define the films and their reaction chemistry...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929741/visible-light-neural-stimulation-on-graphitic-carbon-nitride-graphene-photocatalytic-fibers
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Zhongyang Zhang, Ruodan Xu, Zegao Wang, Mingdong Dong, Bianxiao Cui, Menglin Chen
Light stimulation allows remote and spatiotemporally accurate operation that has been applied as effective, non-invasive means of therapeutic interventions. Here, visible light neural stimulation of graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), an emerging photocatalyst with visible-light optoelectronic conversion, was for the first time investigated. Specifically, g-C3N4 was combined with graphene oxide (GO) in a 3D manner on the surfaces of electrospun polycaprolactone/gelatin (PG) fibers and functioned as a biocompatible interface for visible-light stimulating neuronal differentiation...
September 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926723/porous-wo3-graphene-polyester-textile-electrode-materials-with-enhanced-electrochemical-performance-for-flexible-solid-state-supercapacitors
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Li-Na Jin, Ping Liu, Chun Jin, Jia-Nan Zhang, Shao-Wei Bian
In this work, a flexible and porous WO3/grapheme/polyester (WO3/G/PT) textile electrode was successfully prepared by in situ growing WO3 on the fiber surface inside G/PT composite fabrics. The unique electrode structure facilitates to enhance the energy storage performance because the 3D conductive network constructed by the G/PT increase the electron transportation rate, nanotructured WO3 exposed enhanced electrochemically active surface area and the hierarchically porous structure improved the electrolyte ion diffusion rate...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926707/medieval-gilding-technology-of-historical-metal-threads-revealed-by-electron-optical-and-micro-raman-spectroscopic-study-of-focused-ion-beam-milled-cross-sections
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Tamás Gábor Weiszburg, Katalin Gherdán, Kitti Ratter, Norbert Zajzon, Zsolt Bendő, György Z Radnoczi, Ágnes Takács, Tamás Váczi, Gábor Varga, György Szakmány
Although gilt silver threads were widely used for decorating historical textiles, their manufacturing techniques have been elusive for centuries. Contemporary written sources give only limited, sometimes ambiguous information, and detailed cross-sectional study of the microscale soft noble metal objects has been hindered by sample preparation. In this work, to give a thorough characterization of historical gilt silver threads, nano- and microscale textural, chemical and structural data on cross sections, prepared by focused ion beam milling, were collected, using various electron-optical methods (high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM), wavelength-dispersive electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), electron back-scattered diffraction (EBSD) combined with energy-dispersive electron probe microanalysis (EDX), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) combined with EDX, and micro-Raman spectroscopy...
September 19, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921580/integrating-prior-information-into-microwave-tomography-part-1-impact-of-detail-on-image-quality
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Douglas Kurrant, Anastasia Baran, Joe LoVetri, Elise Fear
PURPOSE: The authors investigate the impact that incremental increases in the level of detail of patient-specific prior information have on image quality and the convergence behavior of an inversion algorithm in the context of near-field microwave breast imaging. A methodology is presented that uses image quality measures to characterize the ability of the algorithm to reconstruct both internal structures and lesions embedded in fibroglandular tissue. The approach permits key aspects that impact the quality of reconstruction of these structures to be identified and quantified...
September 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918765/three-dimensional-3d-nanometrology-based-on-scanning-electron-microscope-sem-stereophotogrammetry
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Vipin N Tondare, John S Villarrubia, András E Vlada R
Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of a sample surface from scanning electron microscope (SEM) images taken at two perspectives has been known for decades. Nowadays, there exist several commercially available stereophotogrammetry software packages. For testing these software packages, in this study we used Monte Carlo simulated SEM images of virtual samples. A virtual sample is a model in a computer, and its true dimensions are known exactly, which is impossible for real SEM samples due to measurement uncertainty...
September 18, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917880/intercalated-chitosan-hydroxyapatite-nanocomposites-promising-materials-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
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Muhammad Anwaar Nazeer, Emel Yilgör, Iskender Yilgör
Preparation and characterization of chitosan/hydroxyapatite (CS/HA) nanocomposites displaying an intercalated structure is reported. Hydroxyapatite was synthesized through sol-gel process. Formic acid was introduced as a new solvent to obtain stable dispersions of nano-sized HA particles in polymer solution. CS/HA dispersions with HA contents of 5, 10 and 20% by weight were prepared. Self-assembling of HA nanoparticles during the drying of the solvent cast films led to the formation of homogeneous CS/HA nanocomposites...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910497/tuning-surface-structure-of-3d-nanoporous-gold-by-surfactant-free-electrochemical-potential-cycling
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Zhili Wang, Shoucong Ning, Pan Liu, Yi Ding, Akihiko Hirata, Takeshi Fujita, Mingwei Chen
3D dealloyed nanoporous metals have emerged as a new class of catalysts for various chemical and electrochemical reactions. Similar to other heterogeneous catalysts, the surface atomic structure of the nanoporous metal catalysts plays a crucial role in catalytic activity and selectivity. Through surfactant-assisted bottom-up synthesis, the surface-structure modification has been successfully realized in low-dimensional particulate catalysts. However, the surface modification by top-down dealloying has not been well explored for nanoporous metal catalysts...
September 14, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906434/surface-profiling-and-core-evaluation-of-aluminum-honeycomb-sandwich-aircraft-panels-using-multi-frequency-eddy-current-testing
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Tyler Reyno, P Ross Underhill, Thomas W Krause, Catharine Marsden, Diane Wowk
Surface damage on honeycomb aircraft panels is often measured manually, and is therefore subject to variation based on inspection personnel. Eddy current testing (ECT) is sensitive to variations in probe-to-specimen spacing, or lift-off, and is thus promising for high-resolution profiling of surface damage on aluminum panels. Lower frequency testing also allows inspection through the face sheet, an advantage over optical 3D scanning methods. This paper presents results from the ECT inspection of surface damage on an approximately flat aluminum honeycomb aircraft panel, and compares the measurements to those taken using optical 3D scanning technology...
September 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905452/influence-of-scanning-rate-on-quality-of-afm-image-study-of-surface-statistical-metrics
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Dinara Sobola, Ştefan Ţălu, Shahram Solaymani, Lubomír Grmela
The purpose of this work is to study the dependence of AFM-data reliability on scanning rate. The three-dimensional (3D) surface topography of the samples with different micro-motifs is investigated. The analysis of surface metrics for estimation of artifacts from inappropriate scanning rate is presented. Fractal analysis was done by cube counting method and evaluation of statistical metrics was carrying out on the basis of AFM-data. Combination of quantitate parameters is also presented in graphs for every measurement...
September 14, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901145/hollow-polycaprolactone-microspheres-with-without-single-surface-hole-by-co-electrospraying
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Fenglei Zhou, Ali Chirazi, Julie E Gough, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce, Geoff J M Parker
We describe the co-electrospraying of hollow microspheres from a polycaprolactone (PCL) shell solution and various core solutions including water, cyclohexane, polyethylene oxide (PEO) and polyethylene glycol (PEG), using different collectors. The morphologies of resultant microspheres were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), confocal microscopy and nano-XCT. The core/shell solution miscibility played an important role in the co-electrospraying process and the formation of microsphere structures...
September 13, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885822/three-dimensional-cell-culture-and-drug-testing-in-a-microfluidic-sidewall-attached-droplet-array
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Shi-Ping Zhao, Yan Ma, Qi Lou, Hong Zhu, Bo Yang, Qun Fang
Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture provides an effective way over conventional two-dimensional (2D) monolayer culture to more closely imitate the complex cellular organization, heterogeneity, and interactions as well as tissue microenvironments in vivo. Here we present a novel droplet-based 3D cell culture method by using droplet array attached on the sidewall of a PDMS piece. Such an arrangement not only avoids cells from adhering on the chip surface for achieving 3D cell culture in nanoliter-scale droplets, but also facilitates performing multiple operations to cells in droplets, including cell suspension droplet generation, drug treatment, and cell staining with a capillary-based liquid handling system, as well as in situ observation and direct scanning with a confocal laser scanning microscope...
September 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870326/molecularly-imprinted-polymers-immobilized-on-3d-printed-scaffolds-as-novel-solid-phase-extraction-sorbent-for-metergoline
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Gilke De Middeleer, Peter Dubruel, Sarah De Saeger
In the present work, a novel solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbent was developed based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) immobilized on 3D-printed scaffolds using polymer networks as MIP-immobilizing layer. MIPs were produced by precipitation polymerization in acetonitrile (ACN) using methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) as crosslinker and metergoline as model template which allows final recognition of ergot alkaloid mycotoxins. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyses showed an average MIP particle size of 457 ± 145 nm...
September 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861700/a-method-for-going-from-2d-laparoscope-to-3d-acquisition-of-surface-landmarks-by-a-novel-computer-vision-approach
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Marc Garbey, Toan B Nguyen, Albert Y Huang, Vid Fikfak, Brian J Dunkin
PURPOSE: This paper presents a method to use the Smart Trocars-our new surgical instrument recognition system-or any accurate localization system of surgical instrument for acquiring intraoperative surface data. Complex laparoscopic surgeries need a proper guidance system which requires registering the preoperative data from a CT or MRI scan to the intraoperative patient state. The Smart Trocar can be used to localize the instruments when it comes to contact with the soft tissue surface...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861194/tibial-base-plate-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-symmetric-or-asymmetric
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Murat Bozkurt, Mustafa Akkaya, Mesut Tahta, Safa Gursoy, Ahmet Firat
BACKGROUND: Ideal positioning and best coverage of the tibial base plate are essential in total knee arthroplasty. There are 2 types of tibial base plates: symmetric and asymmetric. The superiority of one to the other is still controversial. The aim of this study was to compare symmetric and asymmetric tibial base plates for total knee arthroplasty in terms of rotational alignment and coverage. METHODS: The study was conducted on a total of 80 cadaveric tibial bones...
September 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858677/simulation-of-mirror-surfaces-for-virtual-estimation-of-visibility-lines-for-3d-motor-vehicle-collision-reconstruction
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Anja Leipner, Erika Dobler, Marcel Braun, Till Sieberth, Lars Ebert
3D reconstructions of motor vehicle collisions are used to identify the causes of these events and to identify potential violations of traffic regulations. Thus far, the reconstruction of mirrors has been a problem since they are often based on approximations or inaccurate data. Our aim with this paper was to confirm that structured light scans of a mirror improve the accuracy of simulating the field of view of mirrors. We analyzed the performances of virtual mirror surfaces based on structured light scans using real mirror surfaces and their reflections as references...
August 9, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854273/high-resolution-imaging-of-the-mitral-valve-in-the-natural-state-with-7-tesla-mri
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Sam E Stephens, Serguei Liachenko, Neil B Ingels, Jonathan F Wenk, Morten O Jensen
Imaging techniques of the mitral valve have improved tremendously during the last decade, but challenges persist. The delicate changes in annulus shape and papillary muscle position throughout the cardiac cycle have significant impact on the stress distribution in the leaflets and chords, thus preservation of anatomically accurate positioning is critical. The aim of this study was to develop an in vitro method and apparatus for obtaining high-resolution 3D MRI images of porcine mitral valves in both the diastolic and systolic configurations with physiologically appropriate annular shape, papillary muscle positions and orientations, specific to the heart from which the valve was harvested...
2017: PloS One
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