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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340384/kinetics-of-the-a-c3h5-o2-reaction-investigated-by-photoionization-using-synchrotron-radiation
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D Schleier, P Constantinidis, N Faßheber, I Fischer, G Friedrichs, P Hemberger, E Reusch, B Sztáray, K Voronova
The kinetics of the combustion-relevant reaction of the allyl radical, a-C3H5, with molecular oxygen has been studied in a flow tube reactor at the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) beamline of the Swiss Light Source storage ring, using the CRF-PEPICO (Combustion Reactions Followed by Photoelectron Photoion Coincidence Spectroscopy) setup. The ability to measure threshold photoelectron spectra enables a background-free detection of reactive species as well as an isomer-specific analysis of reaction products. Allyl was generated by direct photodissociation of allyl iodide at 266 nm and 213 nm and indirectly by the reaction of propene with Cl atoms, which were generated by photolysis from oxalyl chloride at 266 nm...
January 17, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340303/highly-mobile-charge-transfer-excitons-in-two-dimensional-ws2-tetracene-heterostructures
#2
Tong Zhu, Long Yuan, Yan Zhao, Mingwei Zhou, Yan Wan, Jianguo Mei, Libai Huang
Charge-transfer (CT) excitons at heterointerfaces play a critical role in light to electricity conversion using organic and nanostructured materials. However, how CT excitons migrate at these interfaces is poorly understood. We investigate the formation and transport of CT excitons in two-dimensional WS2/tetracene van der Waals heterostructures. Electron and hole transfer occurs on the time scale of a few picoseconds, and emission of interlayer CT excitons with a binding energy of ~0.3 eV has been observed...
January 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339330/photocatalytic-degradation-of-aniline-using-an-autonomous-rotating-drum-reactor-with-both-solar-and-uv-c-artificial-radiation
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A Durán, J M Monteagudo, I San Martín, S Merino
The aim of this work was to evaluate the performance of a novel self-autonomous reactor technology (capable of working with solar irradiation and artificial UV light) for water treatment using aniline as model compound. This new reactor design overcomes the problems of the external mass transfer effect and the accessibility to photons occurring in traditional reaction systems. The UV-light source is located inside the rotating quartz drums (where TiO2 is immobilized), allowing light to easily reach the water and the TiO2 surface...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339288/hyaluronic-acid-in-pluronic-f-127-f-108-hydrogels-for-postoperative-pain-in-arthroplasties-influence-on-physico-chemical-properties-and-structural-requirements-for-sustained-drug-release
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M H M Nascimento, M K K D Franco, F Yokaichyia, E de Paula, C B Lombello, D R de Araujo
In this study, we reported the hyaluronic acid (HA) on supramolecular structure of Pluronic F-127 (PLF-127) and/or Pluronic F-108 (PLF-127) hydrogels, as well as their effects on release mechanisms, looking forward their application as lidocaine (LDC) drug-delivery systems in arthroplastic surgeries. We have studied the HA-micelle interaction using Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), the micellization and sol-gel transition processes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Rheology., of PL-based hydrogels and...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335579/the-effects-of-antibody-engineering-ch-and-cl-in-trastuzumab-and-pertuzumab-recombinant-models-impact-on-antibody-production-and-antigen-binding
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Wai-Heng Lua, Wei-Li Ling, Joshua Yi Yeo, Jun-Jie Poh, David Philip Lane, Samuel Ken-En Gan
Current therapeutic antibodies such as Trastuzumab, are typically of the blood circulatory IgG1 class (Cκ/ CHγ1). Due to the binding to Her2 also present on normal cell surfaces, side effects such as cardiac failure can sometimes be associated with such targeted therapy. Using antibody isotype swapping, it may be possible to reduce systemic circulation through increased tissue localization, thereby minimising unwanted side effects. However, the effects of such modifications have yet to be fully characterized, particularly with regards to their biophysical properties in antigen binding...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334753/physicians-perceptions-of-hope-and-how-hope-informs-interactions-with-patients-a-qualitative-exploratory-study
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Airin Wolf, Catherine F Garlid, Kristiina Hyrkas
OBJECTIVES: Today some studies of physicians' perceptions of hope are available, but not studies of how hope informs patient care. The objectives of this qualitative study were to describe the ways physicians conceptualize hope and how these may inform interactions with their patients. METHODS: Ten physicians working in a large tertiary care teaching hospital were interviewed. They represented palliative care, oncology, and 7 other specialties. Minimal amount of background information was collected...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334206/decreased-expression-of-arginine-phenylalanine-amide-related-peptide-3-gene-in-dorsomedial-hypothalamic-nucleus-of-constant-light-exposure-model-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Zahra Shaaban, Mohammad Reza Jafarzadeh Shirazi, Mohammad Hossein Nooranizadeh, Amin Tamadon, Farhad Rahmanifar, Somayeh Ahmadloo, Amin Ramezani, Mohammad Javad Zamiri, Iman Razeghian Jahromi, Fatemeh Sabet Sarvestani, Omid Koohi Hosseinabadi
Background: An abnormality in pulse amplitude and frequency of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion is the most characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). On the other hand, arginine-phenylalanine-amide (RFamide)-related peptide-3 (RFRP3) inhibits the secretion of GnRH in mammalian hypothalamus. The current study performed in order to investigate the expression of RFRP3 mRNA in the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus (DMH) after the induction of PCOS in a rat model of constant light exposure, and the possible role of parity on occurrence of PCOS...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334086/n-doped-graphene-supported-pdcu-nanoalloy-as-efficient-catalyst-for-reducing-cr-vi-by-formic-acid
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Shuangzhi Li, Lijun Liu, Qing Zhao, Chiyang He, Weikai Liu
Reducing Cr(vi) to Cr(iii) with formic acid is desirable for environmental protection, but the sluggish kinetics limits its practical application, which currently motivates the intensive study of efficient catalysts for this redox reaction. Here bimetallic PdCu nanoalloy (∼5 nm in size) supported by N-doped graphene was synthesized through a one-pot hydrothermal process. The catalytic activity of PdCu nanoalloy highly depends on the Pd/Cu atomic ratio and N-doped graphene support. The obtained Pd6Cu4/NG shows superior catalysis towards the Cr(vi) reduction by formic acid with a high kinetic constant (kn = 23...
January 15, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331700/effects-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-on-cardiac-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-with-depression-induced-by-constant-darkness
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Lu-Yuan Tao, Ming-Yuan Huang, Saroj-Thapa, Jiao-Ni Wang, Shao-Ze Wu, Fei He, Kai-Yu Huang, Yang-Jing Xue, Lingwei-Jin, Lian-Ming Liao, Ji-Fei Tang, Kang-Ting Ji
RATIONALE: Depression is associated with coronary artery disease and increases adverse outcomes and mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction, but the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in mice with constant darkness-induced depression. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty C57BL/6 mice (8 weeks old, male) were randomly divided into 2 groups: one group was housed in a 12h light/dark cycle environment (LD) and the other in a constant darkness environment (DD)...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330968/correlation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-derived-volume-transfer-constant-with-histological-angiogenic-markers-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Ningning Di, Chenjun Yao, Wenna Cheng, Yan Ren, Jianxun Qu, Bin Wang, Zhenwei Yao
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain if the volume transfer constant (Ktrans ) derived from T1 dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) correlates with the immunohistological markers of angiogenesis in high-grade gliomas. METHODS: Fifty-one image-guided biopsy specimens in 34 patients with newly presenting high-grade gliomas (grade III = 16; grade IV = 18) underwent preoperative imaging (conventional imaging and T1 DCE-MRI). We correlated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and the microvessel density (MVD) of MRI-guided biopsy specimens with the corresponding DCE-derived Ktrans ...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328328/broadband-integrated-polarization-rotator-using-three-layer-metallic-grating-structures
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Ren-Hao Fan, Dong Liu, Ru-Wen Peng, Wen-Bo Shi, Hao Jing, Xian-Rong Huang, Mu Wang
In this work, we demonstrate broadband integrated polarization rotator (IPR) with a series of three-layer rotating metallic grating structures. This transmissive optical IPR can conveniently rotate the polarization of linearly polarized light to any desired directions at different spatial locations with high conversion efficiency, which is nearly constant for different rotation angles. The linear polarization rotation originates from multi-wave interference in the three-layer grating structure. We anticipate that this type of IPR will find wide applications in analytical chemistry, biology, communication technology, imaging, etc...
January 8, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328210/nonlinear-absorption-and-temperature-dependent-fluorescence-of-perovskite-fapbbr3-nanocrystal
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Lan Yang, Ke Wei, Zhongjie Xu, Feiming Li, Runze Chen, Xin Zheng, Xiangai Cheng, Tian Jiang
Recent progress in solar cell and light-emitting devices makes halide perovskite a research hot spot in optics. In this Letter, the nonlinear absorption and fluorescence properties of FAPbBr3 nanocrystal, one typical organometallic halide perovskite, have been investigated via Z-scan measurements and a density-dependent photoluminescence (PL) spectrum. The FAPbBr3 nanocrystal exhibits nonlinear absorption under the excitation of 800 nm, whose photon energy is below the bandgap of FAPbBr3. The significant absorption is experimentally confirmed to be induced by two-photon absorption (TPA), and the TPA coefficient is measured to be ∼0...
January 1, 2018: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328168/simultaneous-determination-of-the-size-and-concentration-of-fine-bubbles-in-water-by-laser-light-scattering
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Kayori Takahashi, Seika Ohuchi, Keizo Saito, Makoto Hirasawa, Hiromu Sakurai
The preparation of nanoscale fine bubbles in water is an innovative technology, but no precise method for simultaneously measuring the size and concentration of such bubbles had previously been developed. We have developed a method for simultaneously determining the size and concentration of fine bubbles in water by a light-scattering technique. Dynamic light scattering gives the diffusion constant and particle size of fine bubbles, whereas static light scattering provides their concentration or molar mass...
January 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327454/ultrafast-all-optical-switching-of-germanium-based-flexible-metaphotonic-devices
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Wen Xiang Lim, Manukumara Manjappa, Yogesh Kumar Srivastava, Longqing Cong, Abhishek Kumar, Kevin F MacDonald, Ranjan Singh
Incorporating semiconductors as active media into metamaterials offers opportunities for a wide range of dynamically switchable/tunable, technologically relevant optical functionalities enabled by strong, resonant light-matter interactions within the semiconductor. Here, a germanium-thin-film-based flexible metaphotonic device for ultrafast optical switching of terahertz radiation is experimentally demonstrated. A resonant transmission modulation depth of 90% is achieved, with an ultrafast full recovery time of 17 ps...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327002/charge-separation-properties-of-ta3n5-photoanodes-synthesized-via-a-simple-metal-organic-precursor-decomposition-process
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Sung Gyu Han, Sang Youn Chae, Si Young Lee, Byoung Koun Min, Yun Jeong Hwang
Here, we successfully synthesized a Ta3N5 thin film using a simple metal-organic-precursor decomposition process followed by its conversion to nitride and studied its photoelectrochemical (PEC) properties to understand charge separation on the surface. Newly synthesized Ta3N5 photoanodes showed a significant difference in the PEC activity in relation to the annealing temperature under ammonia flow, although similar light absorption properties or electronic states were obtained. Charge separation related PEC properties were analyzed using intensity modulated photocurrent density spectroscopy (IMPS) and photocurrent measurements in the absence/presence of scavengers...
January 12, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325101/fauna-ecological-characteristics-and-checklist-of-the-mosquitoes-in-mazandaran-province-northern-iran
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Seyed Hassan Nikookar, Mahmoud Fazeli-Dinan, Shahyad Azari-Hamidian, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavi Nasab, Mohsen Aarabi, Seyyed Payman Ziapour, Ahmadali Enayati, Janet Hemingway
Mosquitoes are important vectors of human and animal diseases. This study updates current knowledge on fauna, dominance, and distribution of mosquitoes in Mazandaran Province, Northern Iran, to inform disease control effort. Larval collections, using standard dippers or droppers, and adult collections, using total catches, shelter pits, CDC light traps, and human landing catches, were performed monthly in 30 villages across 16 counties, from May to December 2014. Ovitraps, baited with hay infusion as oviposition attractants or stimulants for Aedes (Stegomyia) mosquitoes, were installed in each village and inspected weekly for eggs...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323155/canopy-nitrogen-distribution-is-optimized-to-prevent-photoinhibition-throughout-the-canopy-during-sun-flecks
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Mitsutoshi Kitao, Satoshi Kitaoka, Hisanori Harayama, Hiroyuki Tobita, Evgenios Agathokleous, Hajime Utsugi
As photoinhibition primarily reduces the photosynthetic light use efficiency at low light, sunfleck-induced photoinhibition might result in a fatal loss of carbon gain in the shade leaves within a canopy with barely positive carbon balance. We hypothesized that shade leaves at the lower canopy might retain a certain amount of leaf nitrogen (NL) to maintain energy consumption via electron transport, which contributes to circumventing photoinhibition during sunflecks to keep efficient utilization of low light during the rest period of daytime...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321564/spin-coupling-induced-improper-polarizations-and-latent-magnetization-in-multiferroic-bifeo3
#18
Hyun Myung Jang, Hyeon Han, Jung-Hoon Lee
Multiferroic BiFeO3 (BFO) that exhibits a gigantic off-centering polarization (OCP) is the most extensively studied material among all multiferroics. In addition to this gigantic OCP, the BFO having R3c structural symmetry is expected to exhibit a couple of parasitic improper polarizations owing to coexisting spin-polarization coupling mechanisms. However, these improper polarizations are not yet theoretically quantified. Herein, we show that there exist two distinct spin-coupling-induced improper polarizations in the R3c BFO on the basis of the Landau-Lifshitz-Ginzburg theory: ΔP LF arising from the Lifshitz gradient coupling in a cycloidal spin-density wave, and ΔP ms originating from the biquadratic magnetostrictive interaction...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320733/dna-unwinding-is-the-primary-determinant-of-crispr-cas9-activity
#19
Shanzhong Gong, Helen Hong Yu, Kenneth A Johnson, David W Taylor
Bacterial adaptive immunity utilizes RNA-guided surveillance complexes comprising Cas proteins together with CRISPR RNAs (crRNAs) to target foreign nucleic acids for destruction. Cas9, a type II CRISPR-Cas effector complex, can be programed with a single-guide RNA that base pairs with the target strand of dsDNA, displacing the non-target strand to create an R-loop, where the HNH and the RuvC nuclease domains cleave opposing strands. While many structural and biochemical studies have shed light on the mechanism of Cas9 cleavage, a clear unifying model has yet to emerge...
January 9, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320684/label-free-imaging-and-bending-analysis-of-microtubules-by-rocs-microscopy-and-optical-trapping
#20
Matthias D Koch, Alexander Rohrbach
Mechanical manipulation of single cytoskeleton filaments and their monitoring over long times is difficult because of fluorescence bleaching or phototoxic protein degradation. The integration of label-free microscopy techniques, capable of imaging freely diffusing, weak scatterers such as microtubules (MTs) in real-time, and independent of their orientation, with optical trapping and tracking systems, would allow many new applications. Here, we show that rotating-coherent-scattering microscopy (ROCS) in dark-field mode can also provide strong contrast for structures far from the coverslip such as arrangements of isolated MTs and networks...
January 9, 2018: Biophysical Journal
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