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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150803/comprehensive-study-of-the-mountainous-lake-sediments-in-relation-to-natural-and-anthropogenic-processes-and-time-ma%C3%A5-y-staw-lake-poland
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Katarzyna Szarlowicz, Witold Reczynski, Agnieszka Czajka, Barbara Spyt, Grzegorz Szacilowski
The Sudety Mts. form a chain of mountains in the South of Poland and during the last 200 years were subjected to strong industrial and agricultural pressure. The records of these human-induced changes are stored in natural archives like lake sediments. For the comprehensive study, three sediment cores taken from Mały Staw Lake (Sudety Mts.) were analyzed for the concentration of K, Na, Mn, Fe, Cu, Mg, Zn, Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb and radioactivity of (137)Cs and (210)Pb. As a result of the studies, the bathymetry map was developed and the sources of solid material supplied to the lake were identified...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150755/comparative-hair-trace-element-profile-in-the-population-of-sakhalin-and-taiwan-pacific-islands
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Anatoly V Skalny, Margarita G Skalnaya, Eugeny P Serebryansky, Irina V Zhegalova, Andrei R Grabeklis, Oxana A Skalnaya, Anastasia A Skalnaya, Pai-Tsang Huang, Cheng-Chi Wu, Anatoly T Bykov, Alexey A Tinkov
The objective of the current study is to perform a comparative analysis of hair trace element content in 393 apparently healthy adults living in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (94 women and 46 men) and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin, Russia (186 women and 67 men). The obtained data indicate that Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk inhabitants were characterized by significantly higher hair Co, Cr, Mn, and V levels, exceeding the respective Taipei values by a factor of 3, 2, 7, and 5, respectively (all p < 0.001). Hair Cu, Fe, and Si levels were also higher in examinees from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk than those from Taipei by 10% (p = 0...
November 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150657/specific-heat-electrical-resistivity-and-electronic-band-structure-properties-of-noncentrosymmetric-th7fe3-superconductor
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V H Tran, M Sahakyan
Noncentrosymmetric superconductor Th7Fe3 has been investigated by means of specific heat, electrical resisitivity measurements and electronic properties calculations. Sudden drop in the resistivity at 2.05 ± 0.15 K and specific heat jump at 1.98 ± 0.02 K are observed, rendering the superconducting transition. A model of two BCS-type gaps appears to describe the zero-magnetic-field specific heat better than those based on the isotropic BCS theory or anisotropic functions. A positive curvature of the upper critical field H c2(T c) and nonlinear field dependence of the Sommerfeld coefficient at 0...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150628/artificial-topography-changes-the-growth-strategy-of-spartina-alterniflora-case-study-with-wave-exposure-as-a-comparison
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Hualong Hong, Minyue Dai, Haoliang Lu, Jingchun Liu, Jie Zhang, Chaoqi Chen, Kang Xia, Chongling Yan
This paper reports findings about the growth of Spartina alterniflora (Loisel.) near an engineered coastal protection defences to discover the potential influences on vegetation growth from the artificial topography. Impacts of the artificial topography on the sediment element composition were detected by comparing the fixed effects caused by artificial topography and wave exposure using linear mixed models. Surficial sediments under the impacts of artificial topography contain elevated levels of biogenic elements and heavy metals, including C (and organic carbon), N, S, Al, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, As, Cd, Cr, Ni, and Pb...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150559/a-program-for-iron-economy-during-deficiency-targets-specific-fe-proteins
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Laura J Hantzis, Gretchen E Kroh, Courtney E Jahn, Michael Cantrell, Graham Peers, Marinus Pilon, Karl Ravet
Iron (Fe) is an essential element for plants, utilized in nearly every cellular process. Because the adjustment of uptake under Fe limitation cannot satisfy all demands, plants need to acclimate their physiology and biochemistry, especially in their chloroplasts, which have a high demand for Fe. To investigate if a program exists for the utilization of Fe under deficiency, we analyzed how hydroponically grown Arabidopsis thaliana adjusts its physiology and Fe protein composition in vegetative photosynthetic tissue, during Fe deficiency...
November 17, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150188/nitrogen-species-coupled-with-transpiration-enhance-fe-plaque-assisted-aquatic-uranium-removal-via-rhizofiltration-of-phragmites-australis-trin-ex-steud
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Weiqing Wang, E Gert Dudel
The influences of N species and transpiration on the Fe plaque (IP) formation and related aquatic U rhizofiltration had not revealed yet, especially when these factors were co-existed. It was evaluated in a mesocosm experiment in the condition of respective ammonium (NH4(+))/nitrate (NO3(-)) cultivation of Phragmites australis Trin ex Steud. coupled with different transpiration rates (TRs). The results suggested that the enhanced transpiration of P. australis improved the aquatic U rhizofiltration in both NO3(-) and NH4(+) rich milieus...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149990/simultaneous-determination-of-renal-function-biomarkers-in-urine-using-a-validated-paper-based-microfluidic-analytical-device
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Eduardo Luiz Rossini, Maria Izabel Milani, Emanuel Carrilho, Leonardo Pezza, Helena Redigolo Pezza
In this paper, we describe a validated paper-based microfluidic analytical device for the simultaneous quantification of two important biomarkers of renal function in urine. This paper platform provides an inexpensive, simple, and easy to use colorimetric method for the quantification of creatinine (CRN) and uric acid (UA) in urine samples. The microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPAD) consists of a main channel with three identical arms, each containing a circular testing zone and a circular uptake zone...
January 2, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149714/influence-of-fe-ii-on-the-se-iv-sorption-under-oxic-anoxic-conditions-using-bentonite
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Jiangang He, Yanlin Shi, Xiaoyu Yang, Wanqiang Zhou, Yao Li, Chunli Liu
(79)Se, one of the key radionuclides for nuclear waste disposal, threatens the quality of the environment, as well as human health. Therefore, it needs to be permanently isolated from the biosphere. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of Fe(II)/Fe(III) on the removal of (79)Se using bentonite in the pH range of 2.0-10.0 under oxic/anoxic conditions. Under oxic conditions, Se(IV) prefers to form inner-sphere complexes with Fe(III)-oxyhydroxide, derived from the oxidization of Fe(II) using oxygen...
October 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149659/validation-of-differential-cross-sections-by-means-of-252-cf-spectral-averaged-cross-sections
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Martin Schulc, Michal Košťál, Stanislav Simakov, Vojtěch Rypar, Davit Harutyunyan, Jan Šimon, Nicola Burianová, Evžen Novák, Bohumil Jánský, Martin Mareček, Jan Uhlíř
The results of systematic evaluations of the spectrum-averaged cross section measurements performed in the spontaneous fission (252)Cf neutron field are presented. The Following threshold reactions were investigated: (23)Na(n,2n)(22)Na, (54)Fe(n,p)(54)Mn, (54)Fe(n,α) (51)Cr, (27)Al(n,p)(27)Mg, (27)Al(n,α)(24)Na, (19)F(n,2n)(18)F, (90)Zr(n,2n)(89)Zr and (89)Y(n,2n)(88)Y. The spectrum-averaged cross sections for (23)Na(n,2n)(22)Na, (54)Fe(n,α)(51)Cr and (89)Y(n,2n)(88)Y reactions were measured for the first time...
November 8, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149570/seagrass-mediated-phosphorus-and-iron-solubilisation-in-tropical-sediments
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Kasper Elgetti Brodersen, Klaus Koren, Maria Mosshammer, Peter Ralph, Michael Kühl, Jakob Santner
Tropical seagrasses are nutrient limited owing to the strong phosphorus fixation capacity of carbonate-rich sediments, yet they form densely-vegetated, multi-species meadows in oligotrophic tropical waters. Using a novel combination of high-resolution, two-dimensional chemical imaging of O2, pH, iron, sulphide, calcium and phosphorus, we found that tropical seagrasses are able to mobilize the essential nutrients iron and phosphorus in their rhizosphere via multiple biogeochemical pathways. We show that tropical seagrasses mobilize phosphorus and iron within their rhizosphere via plant-induced local acidification, leading to dissolution of carbonates and release of phosphate, and via local stimulation of microbial sulphide production, causing reduction of insoluble Fe(III) oxyhydroxides to dissolved Fe(II) with concomitant phosphate release into the rhizosphere porewater...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149565/enhanced-magnetic-hybridization-of-a-spinterface-through-insertion-of-a-two-dimensional-magnetic-oxide-layer
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Alberto Brambilla, Andrea Picone, Dario Giannotti, Alberto Calloni, Giulia Berti, Gianlorenzo Bussetti, Simona Achilli, Guido Fratesi, Mario Italo Trioni, Giovanni Vinai, Piero Torelli, Giancarlo Panaccione, Lamberto Duò, Marco Finazzi, Franco Ciccacci
Interfaces between organic semiconductors and ferromagnetic metals offer intriguing opportunities in the rapidly developing field of organic spintronics. Understanding and controlling the spin-polarized electronic states at the interface is the key towards a reliable exploitation of this kind of systems. Here we propose an approach consisting in the insertion of a two-dimensional magnetic oxide layer at the interface, with the aim of both increasing the reproducibility of the interface preparation and offering a way for a further fine control over the electronic and magnetic properties...
November 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149529/scalable-fabrication-of-highly-active-and-durable-membrane-electrodes-toward-water-oxidation
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Yu Li, Shuangming Chen, Dawei Xi, Yanan Bo, Ran Long, Chengming Wang, Li Song, Yujie Xiong
The electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is a highly important reaction that requires a relatively high overpotential and determines the rate of water splitting-a process for producing hydrogen. The overall OER performance is often largely limited by uncontrollable interface when active catalysts are loaded on conductive supports, for which polymer binders are widely used, but inevitably block species transportation channels. Here, a scalable fabrication approach to freestanding graphitized carbon nanofiber networks is reported, which provides abundant sites for in situ growing Fe/Ni catalysts with the improved interface...
November 17, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149480/the-characterisation-of-iron-iii-in-seawater-and-related-toxicity-to-early-life-stages-of-scleractinian-corals
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Justin Leigh-Smith, Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, Andrew L Rose
Currently toxicity data for iron (Fe) in seawater is limited; furthermore these data are of poor quality due to the importance of Fe solubility in test solutions being overlooked. This study characterised the solubility and lability of Fe(III) in seawater and then examined the effects of Fe(III) on the fertilisation success and larval survival of the tropical marine scleractinian corals Acropora spathulata and Platygyra daedalea. Here we present the first assessment of the effects of Fe on the early life stages of scleractinian corals...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149472/which-commonly-monitored-chemical-contaminant-in-the-bohai-region-yangtze-and-pearl-rivers-of-china-poses-the-greatest-threat-to-aquatic-wildlife
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Andrew C Johnson, Monika D Jürgens, Chao Su, Meng Zhang, Yueqing Zhang, Yajuan Shi, Andrew Sweetman, Xiaowei Jin, Yonglong Lu
This study assessed the relative risk of 29 chemical contaminants to aquatic wildlife in the Bohai Region, Yangtze and Pearl Rivers of China. River monitoring data from 2010-2015 for metals, pesticides, plasticisers, surfactants, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, flame retardants and ammonia were collected. For each chemical, ecotoxicity data were compiled for Chinese relevant aquatic species. The chemicals were ranked by relative risk either by comparing the ratios of the median river concentration divided by the median ecotoxicity concentration or the percentage of river measurements which exceeded the lower 10(th) percentile ecotoxicity value...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148780/a-spectroscopic-study-of-the-interaction-of-carboxyl-modified-gold-nanoparticles-with-liposomes-of-different-chain-lengths-and-controlled-drug-release-by-layer-by-layer-technology
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Nishu Kanwa, Soumya Kanti Dey, Chandan Adhikari, Anjan Chakraborty
In this manuscript, we investigate the interactions of carboxyl modified gold nanoparticles (AuC) with zwitterionic phospholipid liposomes of different chain lengths using a well-known membrane probe PRODAN by steady state and time resolved spectroscopy. We used three zwitterionic lipids, namely, dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC), and 1,2-dilauroyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DLPC); which are widely different in their phase transition temperatures to form liposome-AuC assemblies...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148747/investigation-of-the-iron-peroxo-complex-in-the-fenton-reaction-kinetic-indication-decay-kinetics-and-hydroxyl-radical-yields
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Hanna Laura Wiegand, Christian Timon Orths, Klaus Kerpen, Holger Volker Lutze, Torsten Claus Schmidt
The Fenton reaction describes the reaction of Fe(II) with hydrogen peroxide. Several researchers proposed the formation of an intermediate iron-peroxo-complex but experimental evidence for its existence is still missing. The present study investigates formation and life time of this intermediate at various conditions such as different Fe(II)-concentrations, absence vs. presence of a hydroxyl radical scavenger (dimethylsulfoxide, DMSO), and different pH values. Obtained results indicate that the iron-peroxo-complex is formed under all experimental conditions...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148734/unraveling-the-role-of-structural-order-in-the-transformation-of-electrical-conductivity-in-ca2fecoo6-%C3%AE-casrfecoo6-%C3%AE-and-sr2fecoo6-%C3%AE
#17
Ram Krishna Hona, Ashfia Huq, Farshid Ramezanipour
The ability to control the electrical conductivity of solid-state oxides using structural parameters has been demonstrated. A correlation has been established between the electrical conductivity and structural order in a series of oxygen-deficient perovskites using X-ray and neutron diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and electrical conductivity studies at a wide temperature range, 25-800 °C. The crystal structure of CaSrFeCoO6-δ has been determined, and its stark contrast to Ca2FeCoO6-δ and Sr2FeCoO6-δ has been demonstrated...
November 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148559/exploring-the-geometric-magnetic-and-electronic-properties-of-hofmann-mofs-for-drug-delivery
#18
Bikash Mandal, Jin Suk Chung, Sung Gu Kang
The geometric, magnetic, and electronic properties and the drug capturing abilities of Hofmann-type metal organic frameworks (MOFs) were examined using theoretical calculations. The detailed theoretical calculations predicted that the Hofmann sheet can have two different conformations, planar and twisted. The Ni-Co sheet was the most stable among the systems studied, whereas the Ni-Fe sheet was the least stable. All of the sheets were magnetic spin semiconductors, having Dirac-like and dispersionless bands, which give rise to a major spatial separation between the charge carriers upon excitation...
November 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148299/treatment-of-leachate-from-municipal-solid-waste-of-mostaganem-district-in-algeria-decision-support-for-advising-a-process-treatment
#19
Z Bourechech, F Abdelmalek, M R Ghezzar, A Addou
The aim of this work is to propose a plan for the choice of a suitable process for the treatment of a young leachate from municipal solid waste. Classical processes were applied: Fenton process, the coupling coagulation-Fenton process and the adsorption on powdered activated carbon (PAC). The study involves synthesised leachates from three types of wastes collected from sanitary landfill (SL): leachate of putrescible fraction (Lp), paper-cardboard (Lpc), sawdust (Ls) and the one of landfill (Lsl). The optimal operating conditions have been determined for the three processes: Fenton: [H2O2] = 6...
November 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148039/3d-analysis-of-sexual-dimorphism-in-size-shape-and-breathing-kinematics-of-human-lungs
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Nicole Torres-Tamayo, Daniel García-Martínez, Stephanie Lois Zlolniski, Isabel Torres-Sánchez, Francisco García-Río, Markus Bastir
Sexual dimorphism in the human respiratory system has been previously reported at the skeletal (cranial and thoracic) level, but also at the pulmonary level. Regarding lungs, foregoing studies have yielded sex-related differences in pulmonary size as well as lung shape details, but different methodological approaches have led to discrepant results on differences in respiratory patterns between males and females. The purpose of this study is to analyse sexual dimorphism in human lungs during forced respiration using 3D geometric morphometrics...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
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