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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230999/design-of-contact-electrodes-for-semiconductor-nanowire-solar-energy-harvesting-devices
#1
Tzu-Ging Lin, Sarath Ramadurgam, Chen Yang
Transparent, low resistive contacts are critical for efficient solar energy harvesting devices. It is important to reconsider the material choices and electrode design as devices move from 2D films to 1D nanostructures. In this paper, we study the effectiveness of indium tin oxide (ITO) and metals, such as Ag and Cu, as contacts in 2D and 1D systems. Although ITO has been studied extensively and developed into an effective transparent contact for 2D devices, our results show that effectiveness does not translate to 1D systems...
February 23, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230910/adhesives-for-bonded-molar-tubes-during-fixed-brace-treatment
#2
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Declan T Millett, Nicky A Mandall, Rye Cr Mattick, Joy Hickman, Anne-Marie Glenny
BACKGROUND: Orthodontic treatment involves using fixed or removable appliances (dental braces) to correct the positions of teeth. The success of a fixed appliance depends partly on the metal attachments (brackets and bands) being glued to the teeth so that they do not become detached during treatment. Brackets (metal squares) are usually attached to teeth other than molars, where bands (metal rings that go round each tooth) are more commonly used. Orthodontic tubes (stainless steel tubes that allow wires to pass through them), are typically welded to bands but they may also be glued directly (bonded) to molars...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230297/spectroscopic-observation-of-a-hydrogenated-co-dimer-intermediate-during-co-reduction-on-cu-100-electrodes
#3
Elena Pérez-Gallent, Marta C Figueiredo, Federico Calle-Vallejo, Marc T M Koper
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide can be electrochemically reduced to useful products such as ethylene and ethanol on copper electrocatalysts. The process is yet to be optimized and the exact mechanism and the corresponding reaction intermediates are under debate or unknown. In particular, it has been hypothesized that the C-C bond formation proceeds via CO dimerization and further hydrogenation. Although computational support for this hypothesis exists, direct experimental evidence has been elusive. In this work, we detect a hydrogenated dimer intermediate (OCCOH) using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy at low overpotentials in LiOH solutions...
February 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230288/a-dual-label-time-resolved-fluorescence-immunoassay-for-the-simultaneous-determination-of-ferritin-and-%C3%AE-2-microglobulin
#4
Zhi Liu, Jing Huang, Rui-Ming Ou, Meng-Dong Yao, Yan-Lin She, Rui Chen, Cheng Li, Li Xu, Aikebaier Abudureyimu, Qing Zhang, Shuang Liu
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic leukemia is a kind of primary malignant tumor of hematopoietic tissue. The aim was to establish a dual-label time-resolved fluorescence immunoassay (TRFIA) for the simultaneous determination of ferritin (FER) and β2 -microglobulin (β2 -MG) for the early screening and follow-up surveillance of lymphocytic leukemia. METHODS: The sandwich immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of FER, and the competitive immunoassay was used to detect the concentration of β2 -MG in serum...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230194/biaxial-strain-effect-induced-electronic-structure-alternation-and-trimeron-recombination-in-fe3o4
#5
Xiang Liu, Li Yin, Wenbo Mi
The Verwey transition in Fe3O4 is the first metal-insulator transition caused by charge ordering. However, the physical mechanism and influence factors of Verwey transition are still debated. Herewith, the strain effects on the electronic structure of low-temperature phase (LTP) Fe3O4 with P2/c and Cc symmetries are investigated by first-principles calculations. LTP Fe3O4 with each space group has a critical strain. With P2/c, Fe3O4 is sensitive to the compressive strain, but it is sensitive to tensile strain for Cc...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229598/dipicolylamine-functionalized-polyfluorene-based-gel-with-lower-critical-solution-temperature-preparation-characterization-and-application
#6
Chunlan Xiang, Hao Wan, Mingjing Zhu, Yijing Chen, Juan Peng, Gang Zhou
A thermoresponsive fluorescent polymer gel with lower critical solution temperature (LCST) phase transition has been prepared by cooperating conjugated fluorene homopolymer poly(2,7-(9,9-di(8-di(2-picolyl)aminooctyl))fluorene) (PPAOF) and small organic dye sulforhodamine B (SRB) or its sodium salt (SRB-Na). The sol-gel phase transition originates from the electrostatic interactions between the protonated pyridyl/amino groups in PPAOF and the sulfonic groups in the organic dye molecules, as revealed by FTIR, variable-temperature 1H NMR spectroscopies, and cyclic voltammetry measurements...
February 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229501/comparison-between-sedation-and-general-anesthesia-for-high-resolution-computed-tomographic-characterization-of-canine-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-west-highland-white-terriers
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Elodie Roels, Thierry Couvreur, Frédéric Farnir, Cécile Clercx, Johny Verschakelen, Géraldine Bolen
Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive interstitial lung disease mainly affecting West Highland white terriers. Thoracic high-resolution computed tomographic (T-HRCT) findings for Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis acquired under general anesthesia have been described previously. However, the use of general anesthesia may be contraindicated for some affected dogs. Sedation may allow improved speed and safety, but it is unknown whether sedation would yield similar results in identification and grading of Canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis lesions...
February 23, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228861/interactions-between-photoacidic-3-hydroxynaphtho-1-2-b-quinolizinium-and-cucurbit-7-uril-influence-on-acidity-in-the-ground-and-excited-state
#8
Jonas Becher, Daria V Berdnikova, Darinka Dzubiel, Heiko Ihmels, Phil M Pithan
3-Hydroxynaphtho[1,2-b]quinolizinium was synthesized by cyclodehydration route and its optical properties in different media were investigated. The absorption and emission spectra of this compound depend on the pH of the solution. Thus, at higher pH values the deprotonation yields a merocyanine-type dye that exhibits significantly red-shifted absorption bands and causes a dual emisson, i.e., a combination of emission bands of the hydroxyquinolizinium and its deprotonated form. Whereas this compound is a weak acid in the ground state (pKa = 7...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228681/discovery-of-a-new-species-of-hermit-crab-of-the-genus-pylopaguropsis-alcock-1905-from-the-caribbean-den-commensal-or-cleaner-crustacea-anomura-paguridae
#9
Rafael Lemaitre
A new secretive, yet brightly colored hermit crab species of the family Paguridae, Pylopaguropsis mollymulleraesp. n., is fully described based on specimens from the reefs of Bonaire, Lesser Antilles, southern Caribbean Sea. Populations of this new species were discovered and photographed in the Bonaire National Marine Park under a large coral ledge, at a depth of 13.7 m, living in crevices known by scuba divers to serve as den to a pair of "flaming reef lobsters" Enoplometopus antillensis, or a "broad banded moray" Channomuraena vittata...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227954/a-short-impulse-uwb-bpsk-transmitter-for-large-scale-neural-recording-implants
#10
M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, H Bahrami, A Mirbozorgi, Leslie A Rusch, B Gosselin, M Rezaei, Leslie A Rusch, H Bahrami, B Gosselin, A Mirbozorgi
In this paper, a short-impulse ultra-wide band (UWB) transmitter is introduced to enable large-scale neural recordings within miniature brain implants including thousands of channels. The proposed impulse radio UWB transmitter uses a BPSK modulation scheme, the carrier signal of which uses only two delayed impulses to encode the transmitted signal. The proposed UWB transmitter has been implemented into a CMOS 180 nm technology. It occupies 300 μm × 230 μm, and consumes only 6.7 pJ/bit from a 1.8-V supply...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227931/long-range-correlations-in-amplitude-variability-of-hf-and-lf-components-of-heart-rate-variability
#11
Yuki Miki, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Eiichi Watanabe, Junichiro Hayano, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Taishin Nomura, Ken Kiyono, Yuki Miki, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Eiichi Watanabe, Junichiro Hayano, Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Taishin Nomura, Ken Kiyono
For the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity based on heart rate variability (HRV) analysis, characteristics of high-frequency (HF; 0.15 to 0.4 Hz) and low-frequency (LF; 0.04 to 0.15 Hz) components have been widely employed. HF and LF band powers quantified by power spectral analysis have most commonly been used in the conventional studies; the physiological significance of these measures has also been extensively studied. However, nonlinear characteristics of HF and LF components have not been well established...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227759/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-cfc%C3%AE-states-from-eeg-recordings-during-resting-state-and-mental-arithmetic-tasks
#12
Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The functional brain connectivity has been studied by analyzing synchronization between dynamic oscillations of identical frequency or between different frequencies of distinct brain areas. It has been hypothesized that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between different frequency bands is the carrier mechanism for the coordination of global and local neural processes and hence supports the distributed information processing in the brain. In the present study, we attempt to study the dynamic evolution of CFC at resting-state and during a mental task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227708/towards-detection-of-sleep-apnea-events-by-combining-different-non-contact-measurement-modalities
#13
Abdul Q Javaid, Carlo M Noble, Russell Rosenberg, Mary A Weitnauer, Abdul Q Javaid, Carlo M Noble, Russell Rosenberg, Mary A Weitnauer, Carlo M Noble, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Russell Rosenberg
In this work, we extract features from an under-the-mattress impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar and a microphone, placed on the side table of the bed, to classify epochs belonging to normal sleep and those that contain an apnea event in them. Sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep related breathing disorder in adults with an estimated prevalance of 5-15%. The common diagnostic process for sleep apnea, polysomnography (PSG), involves sleeping in well-equipped sleep clinics. The cost and discomfort associated with the process has spurred research towards the design of portable home-based monitoring devices...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227552/research-on-eeg-features-of-attended-unattended-vigilance
#14
Chang Sun, Runge Chen, Miao Tian, Xingwei An, Hongzhi Qi, Minpeng Xu, Xuemin Wang, Dong Ming, Peng Zhou, Chang Sun, Runge Chen, Miao Tian, Xingwei An, Hongzhi Qi, Minpeng Xu, Xuemin Wang, Dong Ming, Peng Zhou, Miao Tian, Minpeng Xu, Hongzhi Qi, Runge Chen, Dong Ming, Chang Sun, Xingwei An, Peng Zhou, Xuemin Wang
Vigilance refers to the brain alertness to objective things, including the concentration of attention and the capability to response emergencies. It is of great importance to study vigilance monitoring to avoid accidents caused by decrease of vigilance. In this study, traditional Mackworth Clock Test (MCT) was modified to induce decline of attended and unattended vigilance. We analyzed EEG features in different levels of attended vigilance and assessed unattended vigilance by amplitude of mismatch negative (MMN) which can be evoked by audio odd ball stimulations...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227467/a-simplified-state-space-model-of-biventricular-assist-device-cardiovascular-system-interaction
#15
Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Vivian C A Koh, Einly Lim, Boon Chiang Ng, Yong Kuen Ho, Nigel H Lovell, Boon Chiang Ng, Einly Lim, Vivian C A Koh, Nigel H Lovell, Yong Kuen Ho
A simplified state-space model of biventricular assist device (BiVAD)-cardiovascular system (CVS) interaction is presented. The state-space equations includes a six-compartments CVS model incorporating the ventricles, the pulmonary and systemic circulations as well as the non-linear behavior of the valve flow, together with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) and a right ventricular assist device (RVAD) component. The left and right pump speeds serve as the input variables for the state-space model. The model is simulated with three operational modes, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227348/analysis-of-embolic-signals-with-directional-dual-tree-rational-dilation-wavelet-transform
#16
Gorkem Serbes, Nizamettin Aydin, Gorkem Serbes, Nizamettin Aydin, Nizamettin Aydin, Gorkem Serbes
The dyadic discrete wavelet transform (dyadic-DWT), which is based on fixed integer sampling factor, has been used before for processing piecewise smooth biomedical signals. However, the dyadic-DWT has poor frequency resolution due to the low-oscillatory nature of its wavelet bases and therefore, it is less effective in processing embolic signals (ESs). To process ESs more effectively, a wavelet transform having better frequency resolution than the dyadic-DWT is needed. Therefore, in this study two ESs, containing micro-emboli and artifact waveforms, are analyzed with the Directional Dual Tree Rational-Dilation Wavelet Transform (DDT-RADWT)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227306/detection-of-motion-and-posture-change-using-an-ir-uwb-radar
#17
Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Abdul Q Javaid, Mary A Weitnauer, Van Nguyen
Impulse radio ultra-wide band (IR-UWB) radar has recently emerged as a promising candidate for non-contact monitoring of respiration and heart rate. Different studies have reported various radar based algorithms for estimation of these physiological parameters. The radar can be placed under a subject's mattress as he lays stationary on his back or it can be attached to the ceiling directly above the subject's bed. However, advertent or inadvertent movement on part of the subject and different postures can affect the radar returned signal and also the accuracy of the estimated parameters from it...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227191/application-of-independent-component-analysis-to-remove-linear-dependencies-in-eeg-recorded-in-hippocampus
#18
J Harry Blaise, Taikang Ning, J Harry Blaise, Taikang Ning, Taikang Ning
Linear cross-spectral and nonlinear cross-bispectral analysis techniques were applied to EEG data recorded simultaneously in two subfields (CA1 and dentate gyrus) of the hippocampus in freely behaving neonatal rats during REM sleep. Linear dependencies between the two sites were specifically removed using independent component analysis (ICA). The cross-spectrum and the cross-bispectrum computed prior to ICA processing were compared with those after ICA processing to determine its effects. Our results indicate that ICA almost completely extracts the linear relationship in the theta frequency band between CA1 and the dentate gyrus...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227157/meandered-conformai-antenna-for-ism-band-ingestible-capsule-communication-systems
#19
Md Shamsul Arefin, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce, Md Shamsul Arefin, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet Rasit Yuce, Jean-Michel Redoute
The wireless capsule has been used to measure physiological parameters in the gastrointestinal tract where communication from in-body to external receiver is necessary using a miniaturized antenna with high gain and onmidirectional radiation pattern. This paper presents a meandered conformal antenna with center frequency of 433 MHz for a wireless link between an in-body capsule system and an ex-body receiver system. The antenna is wrapped around the wireless capsule, which provides extra space for other circuits and sensors inside the capsule as well as allows it having larger dimensions compared to inner antennas...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227107/a-comparison-of-the-cluster-span-threshold-and-the-union-of-shortest-paths-as-objective-thresholds-of-eeg-functional-connectivity-networks-from-beta-activity-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Keith Smith, Daniel Abasolo, Javier Escudero, Keith Smith, Daniel Abasolo, Javier Escudero, Javier Escudero, Keith Smith, Daniel Abasolo
The Cluster-Span Threshold (CST) is a recently introduced unbiased threshold for functional connectivity networks. This binarisation technique offers a natural trade-off of sparsity and density of information by balancing the ratio of closed to open triples in the network topology. Here we present findings comparing it with the Union of Shortest Paths (USP), another recently proposed objective method. We analyse standard network metrics of binarised networks for sensitivity to clinical Alzheimer's disease in the Beta band of Electroencephalogram activity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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