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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631617/hfo-sub-2-sub-high-k-solid-state-incandescent-devices-performance-improvement-by-ti-embedded-layer-and-observation-of-conductive-paths-as-light-emitting-sources
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Yiwei Liu, Can Yang, Jinyan Zhao, Shengli Wu, Liyan Dai, Gang Niu
Solid state incandescent light emission devices (SSI-LEDs) with metal-oxide-semiconductor structure is a promising candidate for future broad band light emission devices. In this work, electrical and light emission features of SSI-LEDs based on HfO<sub>2</sub> high-k thin films with or without the Ti-embedded layer on p-type silicon wafers have been studied. It turns out that the Ti-embedded layer can effectively reduce the turn-on voltage thus improving the fluorescence efficiency of SSI-LEDs. The combination of scanning electron microscope (SEM), atomic force microscope (AFM) and conductive AFM (CAFM) results unambiguously clarifies that conductive filaments, which are formed due to local thermal excitation during the forming process, are accompanied with the formation of pits on HfO<sub>2</sub> surface and are responsible for the light emitting...
June 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622421/how-to-record-high-frequency-oscillations-in-epilepsy-a-practical-guideline
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Maeike Zijlmans, Gregory A Worrell, Matthias Dümpelmann, Thomas Stieglitz, Andrei Barborica, Marcel Heers, Akio Ikeda, Naotaka Usui, Michel Le Van Quyen
OBJECTIVE: Technology for localizing epileptogenic brain regions plays a central role in surgical planning. Recent improvements in acquisition and electrode technology have revealed that high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) within the 80-500 Hz frequency range provide the neurophysiologist with new information about the extent of the epileptogenic tissue in addition to ictal and interictal lower frequency events. Nevertheless, two decades after their discovery there remain questions about HFOs as biomarkers of epileptogenic brain and there use in clinical practice...
June 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618715/retention-model-of-tao-hfo-x-and-tao-alo-x-rram-with-self-rectifying-switch-characteristics
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Yu-De Lin, Pang-Shiu Chen, Heng-Yuan Lee, Yu-Sheng Chen, Sk Ziaur Rahaman, Kan-Hsueh Tsai, Chien-Hua Hsu, Wei-Su Chen, Pei-Hua Wang, Ya-Chin King, Chrong Jung Lin
A retention behavior model for self-rectifying TaO/HfO x - and TaO/AlO x -based resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is proposed. Trapping-type RRAM can have a high resistance state (HRS) and a low resistance state (LRS); the degradation in a LRS is usually more severe than that in a HRS, because the LRS during the SET process is limited by the internal resistor layer. However, if TaO/AlO x elements are stacked in layers, the LRS retention can be improved. The LRS retention time estimated by extrapolation method is more than 5 years at room temperature...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549276/different-seizure-onset-patterns-in-mesiotemporal-lobe-epilepsy-have-a-distinct-interictal-signature
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Birgit Frauscher, Nicolás von Ellenrieder, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman
OBJECTIVE: Experimental research demonstrated that distinct underlying mechanisms go along with different seizure-onset patterns on EEG. These different mechanisms may reflect different tissue abnormalities which, we hypothesize, could also be reflected in morphological differences in the interictal epileptic and background EEG activity. METHODS: We searched our database of intracranial EEG recordings for mesiotemporal lobe epilepsy patients with either predominant low-voltage fast activity (LVF) or periodic spiking (PS)...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548907/evaluation-of-thermal-optical-analysis-method-of-elemental-carbon-for-marine-fuel-exhaust
#5
Maija K Lappi, Jyrki P Ristimäki
The awareness of black carbon (BC) as the second largest anthropogenic contributor in global warming and an ice melting enhancer has increased. Due to prospected increase in shipping especially in the Arctic reliability of BC emissions and their invented amounts from ships is gaining more attention. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is actively working towards estimation of quantities and effects of BC especially in the Arctic. IMO has launched work towards constituting a definition for BC and agreeing appropriate methods for its determination from shipping emission sources...
May 26, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535957/improving-oil-classification-quality-from-oil-spill-fingerprint-beyond-six-sigma-approach
#6
Hafizan Juahir, Azimah Ismail, Saiful Bahri Mohamed, Mohd Ekhwan Toriman, Azlina Md Kassim, Sharifuddin Md Zain, Wan Kamaruzaman Wan Ahmad, Wong Kok Wah, Munirah Abdul Zali, Ananthy Retnam, Mohd Zaki Mohd Taib, Mazlin Mokhtar
This study involves the use of quality engineering in oil spill classification based on oil spill fingerprinting from GC-FID and GC-MS employing the six-sigma approach. The oil spills are recovered from various water areas of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah (East Malaysia). The study approach used six sigma methodologies that effectively serve as the problem solving in oil classification extracted from the complex mixtures of oil spilled dataset. The analysis of six sigma link with the quality engineering improved the organizational performance to achieve its objectivity of the environmental forensics...
May 20, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521267/epileptogenic-high-frequency-oscillations-skip-the-motor-area-in-children-with-multilobar-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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Yasushi Iimura, Kevin Jones, Kyoko Hattori, Yushi Okazawa, Atsuko Noda, Kana Hoashi, Yutaka Nonoda, Eishi Asano, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Cristina Go, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Subtotal hemispherectomy involves the resection of multiple lobes in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, skipping the motor area (MA). We determined epileptogenicity using the occurrence rate (OR) of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and the modulation index (MI), demonstrating strength of coupling between HFO and slow wave. We hypothesized that epileptogenicity increased over the multiple lobes but skipped the MA. METHODS: We analyzed 23 children (14 subtotal hemispherectomy; 9 multilobar resections)...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499085/simultaneous-oxidation-and-sequestration-of-as-iii-from-water-by-using-redox-polymer-based-fe-iii-oxide-nanocomposite
#8
Xiaolin Zhang, Mengfei Wu, Hao Dong, Hongchao Li, Bingcai Pan
Water decontamination from As(III) is an urgent but still challenging task. Herein, we fabricated a bifunctional nanocomposite HFO@PS-Cl for highly efficient removal of As(III), with active chlorine covalently binding spherical polystyrene host for in situ oxidation of As(III) to As(V), and Fe(III) hydroxide (HFO) nanoparticles (NPs) embedded inside for specific As(V) removal. HFO@PS-Cl could work effectively in a wide pH range (5-9), and other substances like sulfate, chloride, bicarbonate, silicate, and humic acid exert insignificant effect on As(III) removal...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463818/high-frequency-somatosensory-stimulation-increases-sensori-motor-inhibition-and-leads-to-perceptual-improvement-in-healthy-subjects
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Lorenzo Rocchi, Roberto Erro, Elena Antelmi, Alfredo Berardelli, Michele Tinazzi, Rocco Liguori, Kailash Bhatia, John Rothwell
OBJECTIVE: High frequency repetitive somatosensory stimulation (HF-RSS), which is a patterned electric stimulation applied to the skin through surface electrodes, improves two-point discrimination, somatosensory temporal discrimination threshold (STDT) and motor performance in humans. However, the mechanisms which underlie these changes are still unknown. In particular, we hypothesize that refinement of inhibition might be responsible for the improvement in spatial and temporal perception...
June 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451519/a-longitudinal-ecological-study-of-household-firearm-ownership-and-firearm-related-deaths-in-the-united-states-from-1999-through-2014-a-specific-focus-on-gender-race-and-geographic-variables
#10
David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Mark R Geier
Firearms have a longstanding tradition in the United States (US) and are viewed by many with iconic stature with regards to safety and personal freedom. Unfortunately, from a public health point of view, firearm-related deaths (FRDs) in the US have reached a crisis point with an estimated > 31,000 deaths and 74,000 nonfatal injuries resulting from firearms each year. This longitudinal ecological study analyzed variations in FRDs following firearm assaults (FAs) and law enforcement incidents involving a firearm (LEIF) in comparison to variations in household firearm ownership (HFO) among different geographic and demographic groups in the US from 1999 to 2014...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450702/complement-factors-c4-and-c3-are-down-regulated-in-response-to-short-term-overfeeding-in-healthy-young-men
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Caroline Foghmar, Charlotte Brøns, Katrine Pilely, Allan Vaag, Peter Garred
Insulin resistance is associated with high circulating level of complement factor C3. Animal studies suggest that improper complement activation mediates high-fat-diet-induced insulin resistance. Individuals born with low birth weight (LBW) are at increased risk of developing insulin resistance. We hypothesized that high-fat overfeeding (HFO) increase circulating C3 and induce complement activation in a birth weight differential manner. Twenty LBW and 26 normal birth weight (NBW) young men were studied using a randomised crossover design...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432891/modification-of-an-existing-in%C3%A2-vitro-method-to-predict-relative-bioavailable-arsenic-in-soils
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Shane Whitacre, Nicholas Basta, Brooke Stevens, Valerie Hanley, Richard Anderson, Kirk Scheckel
The soil matrix can sequester arsenic (As) and reduces its exposure by soil ingestion. In vivo dosing studies and in vitro gastrointestinal (IVG) methods have been used to predict relative bioavailable (RBA) As. Originally, the Ohio State University (OSU-IVG) method predicted RBA As for soils exclusively from mining and smelting sites with a median of 5,636 mg As kg(-1). The objectives of the current study were to (i) evaluate the ability of the OSU-IVG method to predict RBA As for As contaminated soils with a wider range of As content and As contaminant sources, and (ii) evaluate a modified extraction procedure's ability to improve prediction of RBA As...
April 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406919/what-are-the-assets-and-weaknesses-of-hfo-detectors-a-benchmark-framework-based-on-realistic-simulations
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Nicolas Roehri, Francesca Pizzo, Fabrice Bartolomei, Fabrice Wendling, Christian-George Bénar
High-frequency oscillations (HFO) have been suggested as biomarkers of epileptic tissues. While visual marking of these short and small oscillations is tedious and time-consuming, automatic HFO detectors have not yet met a large consensus. Even though detectors have been shown to perform well when validated against visual marking, the large number of false detections due to their lack of robustness hinder their clinical application. In this study, we developed a validation framework based on realistic and controlled simulations to quantify precisely the assets and weaknesses of current detectors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337411/physiological-and-pathological-high-frequency-oscillations-have-distinct-sleep-homeostatic-properties
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Nicolás von Ellenrieder, François Dubeau, Jean Gotman, Birgit Frauscher
OBJECTIVE: The stage of sleep is a known modulator of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs). For instance, high amplitude slow waves during NREM sleep and the subtypes of REM sleep were shown to contribute to a better separation between physiological and pathological HFOs. This study investigated rates and spatial spread of the different HFO types (physiological and pathological ripples in the 80-250 Hz frequency band, and fast ripples above 250 Hz) depending on time spent in sleep across the different sleep cycles...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291015/single-layer-of-ge-quantum-dots-in-hfo2-for-floating-gate-memory-capacitors
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A M Lepadatu, C Palade, A Slav, A V Maraloiu, S Lazanu, T Stoica, C Logofatu, V S Teodorescu, M L Ciurea
High performance trilayer memory capacitors with a floating gate of a single layer of Ge quantum dots (QDs) in HfO2 were fabricated using magnetron sputtering followed by rapid thermal annealing (RTA). The layer sequence of the capacitors is gate HfO 2/floating gate of single layer of Ge QDs in HfO 2/tunnel HfO 2/p-Si wafers. Both Ge and HfO2 are nanostructured by RTA at moderate temperatures of 600-700 °C. By nanostructuring at 600 °C, the formation of a single layer of well separated Ge QDs with diameters of 2-3 nm at a density of 4-5 × 10(15) m(-2) is achieved in the floating gate (intermediate layer)...
April 28, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281660/dpp-4-inhibitor-and-estrogen-share-similar-efficacy-against-cardiac-ischemic-reperfusion-injury-in-obese-insulin-resistant-and-estrogen-deprived-female-rats
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Sivaporn Sivasinprasasn, Pongpan Tanajak, Wanpitak Pongkan, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
Estrogen deprivation aggravates cardiac injury after myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury. Although either estrogen or the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, vildagliptin, reduces myocardial damage following cardiac I/R, their effects on the heart in obese-insulin resistant and estrogen deprived conditions remain unknown. Ovariectomized (O) rats (n = 36) were divided to receive either normal diet (NDO) or high-fat diet (HFO) for 12 weeks, followed by treatment with a vehicle, estrogen or vildagliptin for 4 weeks...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268496/computational-modeling-of-high-frequency-oscillations-recorded-with-clinical-intracranial-macroelectrodes
#17
M Shamas, P Benquet, I Merlet, W El Falou, M Khalil, F Wendling
High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs) are a potential biomarker of epileptogenic regions. They have been extensively investigated in terms of automatic detection, classification and feature extraction. However, the mechanisms governing the generation of HFOs as well as the observability conditions on clinical intracranial macroelectrodes remain elusive. In this paper, we propose a novel physiologically-relevant macroscopic model for accurate simulation of HFOs as invasively recorded in epileptic patients. This model accounts for both the temporal and spatial properties of the cortical patch at the origin of epileptiform activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268481/multi-channel-algorithms-for-epileptic-high-frequency-oscillation-detection
#18
Chen-Wei Chou, Chien Chen, Shang-Yeong Kwan, Shun-Chi Wu
Short-lasting rhythmic activity in intracranial electroencephalogram (iEEG) in the frequency range of 80 to 500 Hz is regarded to be a promising biomarker of epileptogenicity. This activity is referred to as high-frequency oscillation (HFO), and its detection from iEEG is considered the first step to several applications. In this study, several multi-channel algorithms for HFO detection are proposed. With the proposed multi-channel statistics and threshold determination scheme, the algorithms allow HFO detection to be performed without breaking the iEEG channel structure and the detection threshold to be determined automatically...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256273/direct-resin-composite-restorations-for-fractured-maxillary-teeth-and-diastema-closure-a-7-years-retrospective-evaluation-of-survival-and-influencing-factors
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Edina Lempel, Bálint Viktor Lovász, Réka Meszarics, Sára Jeges, Ákos Tóth, József Szalma
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study evaluated the survival rate of anterior direct resin based composite (RBC) build-ups in vital teeth made of microhybrid and nanofill RBC materials and the influence of bruxism, beverage consumption and smoking on the long-term performance of restorations. METHODS: Patients receiving anterior restoration between 2006 and 2011, with the diagnosis of fracture or diastema, were selected. A total of 65 adult patients (mean age: 25...
April 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235667/automated-detection-of-high-frequency-oscillations-in-electrophysiological-signals-methodological-advances
#20
Miguel Navarrete, Jan Pyrzowski, Juliana Corlier, Mario Valderrama, Michel Le Van Quyen
In recent years, new recording technologies have advanced such that oscillations of neuronal networks can be identified from simultaneous, multisite recordings at high temporal and spatial resolutions. However, because of the deluge of multichannel data generated by these experiments, achieving the full potential of parallel neuronal recordings also depends on the development of new mathematical methods capable of extracting meaningful information related to time, frequency and space. In this review, we aim to bridge this gap by focusing on the new analysis tools developed for the automated detection of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs, > 40 Hz) in local field potentials...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology, Paris
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