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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793026/redistribution-of-cs-137-introduced-into-montmorillonite-in-association-with-organic-matter-coming-from-biomass-composting
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J Mihalik, M J Madruga, M H Casimiro, L M Ferreira, M I Prudêncio
The adsorption and later bioavailability of 137 Cs from the system humic acid (HA)/humic acid like compounds (HALC) and montmorillonite was investigated. The setup of the experiments should approach as much as possible natural conditions when 137 Cs is introduced into soil with HALC from decomposed biomass. The significant differences were found in the trials containing various HA/HALC and also pure montmorillonite. The 137 Cs was more available when it reached soil in association with HALC originated from compost than when it was adsorbed on stable humic acids...
May 16, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792034/soft-hydrogel-zwitterionic-coatings-minimize-fibroblast-and-macrophage-adhesion-on-polyimide-substrates
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Dusana Trelova, Alice Rita Salgarella, Leonardo Ricotti, Guido Giudetti, Annarita Cutrone, Petra Sramkova, Anna Zahoranova, Dusan Chorvat, Daniel Hasko, Claudio Canale, Silvestro Micera, Juraj Kronek, Arianna Menciassi, Igor Lacik
Minimizing the foreign body reaction to polyimide-based implanted devices has a pivotal role for several biomedical applications. In this work we propose materials exhibiting non-biofouling properties and a Young's modulus reflecting the one of soft human tissues. We describe the synthesis, characterization and in vitro validation of poly(carboxybetaine) hydrogel coatings covalently attached to polyimide substrates via a photolabile 4-azidophenyl group, incorporated in poly(carboxybetaine) chains at two concentrations of 1...
May 24, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791695/current-strategies-to-prevent-iatrogenic-ureteral-injury-during-colorectal-surgery
#3
Jonathan Douissard, Frederic Ris, Philippe Morel, Nicolas Christian Buchs
Iatrogenic ureteral injuries are a source of major concern among surgeons performing colorectal procedures. Although they are uncommon, these lesions lead to severe morbidity and long-term functional disabilities, as well as an increase in mortality, hospital stay, and cost. The laparoscopic approach has gained popularity in the field of colorectal surgery and is associated with improved global postoperative outcomes. However, it is also considered to increase the risk of ureteral injury when compared to open surgery, especially during left colonic and rectal resections...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791370/band-optimization-of-passive-methane-gas-leak-detection-based-on-uncooled-infrared-focal-plane-array
#4
Zhang Xu, Weiqi Jin, Li Li, Xia Wang, Ji Chen, YuChao Jia
Current methane gas leak detection technology uses infrared imaging in the medium wave (MW) or long wave (LW) bands, essentially applying cooled infrared detectors. In this study, a simplified three-layer radiative transfer model is adopted based on methane gas detection theory, considering background radiation, atmospheric infrared absorption, gas absorption, and emission characteristics to analyze the contrast of methane gas thermography in different infrared bands. The analysis results suggest that under certain conditions, the 6...
May 20, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790554/construction-of-dual-functional-polymer-nanomaterials-with-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-and-polymer-prodrug-by-raft-mediated-aqueous-dispersion-polymerization
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Chun Tian, Jinyun Niu, Xuerui Wei, Yujie Xu, Lifen Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Xiulin Zhu
The performance of functional polymer nanomaterials is a vigorously discussed topic in polymer science. We devoted ourselves to investigating polymer nanomaterials based on near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging and polymer prodrug in this study. Aza-boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) is an important organic dye, having characteristics such as environmental resistance, light resistance, high molar extinction coefficient, and fluorescence quantum yield. We incorporated it into our target monomer, which can be polymerized without changing its parent structure in a polar solvent and copolymerized with water-soluble monomer to improve the solubility of the dye in an aqueous solution...
May 23, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789563/analysis-of-moisture-content-in-beetroot-using-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy-and-by-principal-component-analysis
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Noel Nesakumar, Chanthini Baskar, Srinivasan Kesavan, John Bosco Balaguru Rayappan, Subbiah Alwarappan
The moisture content of beetroot varies during long-term cold storage. In this work, we propose a strategy to identify the moisture content and age of beetroot using principal component analysis coupled Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Frequent FTIR measurements were recorded directly from the beetroot sample surface over a period of 34 days for analysing its moisture content employing attenuated total reflectance in the spectral ranges of 2614-4000 and 1465-1853 cm-1 with a spectral resolution of 8 cm-1 ...
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786842/correlated-time-variation-of-bulk-microstructure-and-rheology-in-asphalt-binders
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A Ramm, N Sakib, A Bhasin, M C Downer
We use near-infrared dark-field optical microscopy to probe isothermal time variation of the volume fraction of naturally-occurring, subsurface microstructures in PG 64-22 asphalt binders at temperature T=30∘C, following a rapid heating (cooling) increment |ΔT|=20∘C from initial temperature T0=10∘C(50∘C). We compare these microstructure variations with isothermal time variations of the magnitude |G30∗(t)| of the bulk complex shear modulus measured for identical sample conditions with a Dynamic Shear Rheometer...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785898/accuracy-and-application-of-milk-fatty-acid-estimation-with-diffuse-reflectance-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#8
Andreas Melfsen, Max Holstermann, Angelika Haeussermann, Joachim Molkentin, Andreas Susenbeth, Eberhard Hartung
Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has the potential to estimate contents of fatty acids (FA) in milk frequently at-farm or during daily milking routine. In this study, a total of 738 raw milk spectra collected from 33 Holstein cows over a period of 30 weeks were recorded. Reference data on FA composition in milk and in milk fat were analysed in laboratory. Calibration models were calculated for single FA and groups of FA in milk and in milk fat. Validation resulted in sufficient Ratio of Prediction to Deviation (RPD) values for some single FA and in higher RPD values for groups of FA when concentrations of FA in milk were predicted...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785759/effect-of-2-94-%C3%A2%C2%B5m-er-yag-laser-on-the-chemical-composition-of-hard-tissues
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Abtesam Aljdaimi, Hugh Devlin, Mark Dickinson, Abdullatif Alfutimie
The aim was to investigate the effect of the Er-YAG laser radiation on morphology and chemical composition of enamel, dentin, and bone. The specimens of the three groups were irradiated with a very long pulse mode (VLP) of 2.94 µm Er-YAG laser with 100 mJ pulse energy and energy density of 8.42 J/ cm2 for 30 s, at a repetition rate of 15 Hz. The organic and inorganic content of the samples were investigated by Fourier Transforms Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The morphological characteristics were investigated with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and elemental analysis (calcium and phosphorus) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)...
May 21, 2018: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784941/high-fidelity-entanglement-between-a-trapped-ion-and-a-telecom-photon-via-quantum-frequency-conversion
#10
Matthias Bock, Pascal Eich, Stephan Kucera, Matthias Kreis, Andreas Lenhard, Christoph Becher, Jürgen Eschner
Entanglement between a stationary quantum system and a flying qubit is an essential ingredient of a quantum-repeater network. It has been demonstrated for trapped ions, trapped atoms, color centers in diamond, or quantum dots. These systems have transition wavelengths in the blue, red or near-infrared spectral regions, whereas long-range fiber-communication requires wavelengths in the low-loss, low-dispersion telecom regime. A proven tool to interconnect flying qubits at visible/NIR wavelengths to the telecom bands is quantum frequency conversion...
May 21, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783683/estimating-respiratory-rate-in-post-anesthesia-care-unit-patients-using-infrared-thermography-an-observational-study
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Nadine Hochhausen, Carina Barbosa Pereira, Steffen Leonhardt, Rolf Rossaint, Michael Czaplik
The post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) is the central hub for recovery after surgery, especially when the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Aside from clinical aspects, respiratory impairment is one of the major causes of morbidity and affected recovery in the PACU and should therefore be monitored. In previous studies, infrared thermography was applied to assess the breathing rate (BR) of healthy volunteers. Here, the transferability of published methods for postoperative patients in the PACU was examined...
May 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783178/an-alternative-approach-for-nitrate-and-arsenic-removal-from-wastewater-via-a-nitrate-dependent-ferrous-oxidation-process
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Meilin Zhang, Yingfen Li, Xinxian Long, Yunxiao Chong, Guangwei Yu, Zihao He
Owing to the high efficiency of converting nitrate to nitrogen gas with ferrous iron as the electron donor, the process of nitrate-dependent ferrous oxidation (NDFeO) has been considered suitable to treat wastewater that contains nitrate but lacks organic matter. Meanwhile, arsenic immobilization often has been found during the NDFeO reaction. Thus, it was strongly expected that nitrate and arsenic could be removed simultaneously in co-contaminated wastewater through the NDFeO process. However, in the current work, arsenic was not removed during the NDFeO process when the pH was high (above 8), though the nitrate reduction rate was over 90%...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782388/glasgow-coma-scale-score-fluctuations-are-inversely-associated-with-a-nirs-based-index-of-cerebral-autoregulation-in-acutely-comatose-patients
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Ryan J Healy, Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Wendy Ziai, Marek A Mirski, Charles W Hogue, Romergryko Geocadin, Batya Radzik, Caitlin Palmisano, Lucia Rivera-Lara
BACKGROUND: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is an essential coma scale in critical care for determining the neurological status of patients and for estimating their long-term prognosis. Similarly, cerebral autoregulation (CA) monitoring has shown to be an accurate technique for predicting clinical outcomes. However, little is known about the relationship between CA measurements and GCS scores among neurological critically ill patients. This study aimed to explore the association between noninvasive CA multimodal monitoring measurements and GCS scores...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780989/a-long-chain-protic-ionic-liquid-inside-silica-nanopores-enhanced-proton-mobility-due-to-efficient-self-assembly-and-decoupled-proton-transport
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Mounesha N Garaga, Vassilios Dracopoulos, Ulrike Werner-Zwanziger, Josef W Zwanziger, Manuel Maréchal, Michael Persson, Lars Nordstierna, Anna Martinelli
We report enhanced protonic and ionic dynamics in an imidazole/protic ionic liquid mixture confined within the nanopores of silica particles. The ionic liquid is 1-octylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ([HC8Im][TFSI]), while the silica particles are microsized and characterized by internal well connected nanopores. We demonstrate that the addition of imidazole is crucial to promote a proton motion decoupled from molecular diffusion, which occurs due to the establishment of new N-HN hydrogen bonds and fast proton exchange events in the ionic domains, as evidenced by both infrared and 1H NMR spectroscopy...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780530/long-distance-ion-water-interactions-in-aqueous-sulfate-nanodrops-persist-to-ambient-temperatures-in-the-upper-atmosphere
#15
Matthew J DiTucci, Christiane N Stachl, Evan R Williams
The effect of temperature on the patterning of water molecules located remotely from a single SO4 2- ion in aqueous nanodrops was investigated for nanodrops containing between 30 and 55 water molecules using instrument temperatures between 135 and 360 K. Magic number clusters with 24, 36 and 39 water molecules persist at all temperatures. Infrared photodissociation spectroscopy between 3000 and 3800 cm-1 was used to measure the appearance of water molecules that have a free O-H stretch at the nanodroplet surface and to infer information about the hydrogen bonding network of water in the nanodroplet...
April 28, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780506/highly-luminescent-biocompatible-ytterbium-iii-complexes-as-near-infrared-fluorophores-for-living-cell-imaging
#16
Yingying Ning, Juan Tang, Yi-Wei Liu, Jing Jing, Yuansheng Sun, Jun-Long Zhang
Herein, we report the design and synthesis of biocompatible Yb3+ complexes for near-infrared (NIR) living cell imaging. Upon excitation at either the visible (Soret band) or red region (Q band), these β-fluorinated Yb3+ complexes display high NIR luminescence (quantum yields up to 23% and 13% in dimethyl sulfoxide and water, respectively) and have higher stabilities and prolonged decay lifetimes (up to 249 μs) compared to the β-non-fluorinated counterparts. This renders the β-fluorinated Yb3+ complexes as a new class of biological optical probes in both steady-state imaging and time-resolved fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)...
April 21, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780245/protein-delivery-nanosystem-of-six-arm-copolymer-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-long-term-sustained-release
#17
Jianwei Duan, Chao Liu, Xiaoyu Liang, Xuanling Li, Youlu Chen, Zuoguan Chen, Xiaoli Wang, Deling Kong, Yongjun Li, Jing Yang
Background: To address the issue of delivery of proteins, a six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly (ε-caprolactone)-poly(ethylene glycol) (6S-PCL-PEG), was synthesized by a simple two-step reaction. Thereafter, the application of 6S-PCL-PEG as a protein carrier was evaluated. Materials and methods: A six-arm copolymer, six-arm poly(ε-caprolactone) (6S-PCL), was synthesized by ring-opening polymerization, with stannous octoate as a catalyst and inositol as an initiator...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778150/adsorption-of-vocs-on-reduced-graphene-oxide
#18
Lian Yu, Long Wang, Weicheng Xu, Limin Chen, Mingli Fu, Junliang Wu, Daiqi Ye
A modified Hummer's method was adopted for the synthesis of graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO). It was revealed that the modified method is effective for the production of GO and rGO from graphite. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images of GO and rGO showed a sheet-like morphology. Because of the presence of oxygenated functional groups on the carbon surface, the interlayer spacing of the prepared GO was higher than that of rGO. The presence of OH and CO groups in the Fourier transform infrared spectra (FTIR) spectrum and G-mode and 2D-mode in Raman spectra confirmed the synthesis of GO and rGO...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776548/a-label-free-electrochemical-biosensor-for-direct-detection-of-rack-1-by-using-disposable-low-cost-and-reproducible-ito-based-electrode
#19
Hakan Törer, Elif Burcu Aydın, Mustafa Kemal Sezgintürk
In this study we designed an ultrasensitive electrochemical immunosensor for RACK 1 detection using 11-cyanoundecyltrimethoxysilane (11-CUTMS) as a immobilization matrix to immobilize biorecognition element. The used silane agent (11-CUTMS) provides a favorable platform for efficient loading of anti-RACK 1 antibody. The effective loading of the biorecognition element on the 11-CUTMS matrix was monitored by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) images and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) spectra...
September 18, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773364/homogeneous-synthesis-of-cellulose-acrylate-g-poly-n-alkyl-acrylate-solid-solid-phase-change-materials-via-free-radical-polymerization
#20
Yong-Qiang Qian, Na Han, Yi-Wen Bo, Lin-Li Tan, Long-Fei Zhang, Xing-Xiang Zhang
A novel solid-solid phase change materials, namely, cellulose acrylate-g-poly (n-alkyl acrylate) (CA-g-PAn) (n = 14, 16 and 18) were successfully synthesized by free radical polymerization in N, N-dimethylacetamide (DMAc). The successful grafting was confirmed by fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The properties of the CA-g-PAn copolymers were investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). The phase change temperatures and the melting enthalpies of CA-g-PAn copolymers are in the range of 10...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
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