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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725027/strong-coherent-light-amplification-with-double-electromagnetically-induced-transparency-coherences
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Dan Wang, Chao Liu, Changshun Xiao, Junxiang Zhang, Hessa M M Alotaibi, Barry C Sanders, Li-Gang Wang, Shiyao Zhu
We experimentally demonstrate coherent amplification of probe field in a tripod-type atoms driven by strong coupling, signal and weak probe fields. We suppress linear and nonlinear atomic absorptions for resonant and near resonant probe via double electromagnetically induced transparency (DEIT). Combining these advantages of suppressed absorption along with temperature- or atomic-density-controlled transfer of population(ToP) between hyperfine ground states, we can induce near-resonant amplification of probe through stimulated Raman scattering(SRS) pumped by low-intensity signal field...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706354/intensities-of-incident-and-transmitted-ultraviolet-a-rays-through-gafchromic-films
#2
Toshizo Katsuda, Rumi Gotanda, Tatsuhiro Gotanda, Takuya Akagawa, Nobuyoshi Tanki, Tadao Kuwano, Atsushi Noguchi, Kouichi Yabunaka
Gafchromic films have been applied to X-ray dosimetry in diagnostic radiology. To correct nonuniformity errors in Gafchromic films, X-rays in the double-exposure technique can be replaced with ultraviolet (UV)-A rays. Intensities of the incident and transmitted UV-A rays were measured. However, it is unclear whether the chemical color change of Gafchromic films affects the UV-A transmission intensity. Gafchromic EBT3 films were suitable to be used in this study because non-UV protection layers are present on both sides of the film...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700536/fully-implantable-battery-free-wireless-optoelectronic-devices-for-spinal-optogenetics
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Vijay K Samineni, Jangyeol Yoon, Kaitlyn E Crawford, Yu Ra Jeong, Kajanna C McKenzie, Gunchul Shin, Zhaoqian Xie, Saranya S Sundaram, Yuhang Li, Min Young Yang, Jeonghyun Kim, Di Wu, Yeguang Xue, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, Aaron D Mickle, Anthony Banks, Jeong Sook Ha, Judith P Golden, John A Rogers, Robert W Gereau
The advent of optogenetic tools has allowed unprecedented insights into the organization of neuronal networks. Although recently developed technologies have enabled implementation of optogenetics for studies of brain function in freely moving, untethered animals, wireless powering and device durability pose challenges in studies of spinal cord circuits where dynamic, multidimensional motions against hard and soft surrounding tissues can lead to device degradation. We demonstrate here a fully implantable optoelectronic device powered by near-field wireless communication technology, with a thin and flexible open architecture that provides excellent mechanical durability, robust sealing against biofluid penetration and fidelity in wireless activation, thereby allowing for long-term optical stimulation of the spinal cord without constraint on the natural behaviors of the animals...
June 8, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668731/determination-of-thorium-iv-using-isophthalaldehyde-tetrapyrrole-as-probe-by-resonance-light-scattering-second-order-scattering-and-frequency-doubling-scattering-spectra
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Jiao Wang, Jinhua Xue, Xilin Xiao, Li Xu, Min Jiang, Pengcheng Peng, Lifu Liao
The coordination reaction of thorium (IV) with a ditopic bidentate ligand to form supramolecular polymer was studied by resonance light scattering (RLS) spectra, second-order scattering (SOS) spectra and frequency-doubling scattering (FDS) spectra, respectively. The ditopic bidentate ligand is isophthalaldehyde-tetrapyrrole (IPTP). It was synthesized through a condensation reaction of isophthalaldehyde with pyrrole. The formation of supramolecular polymer results in remarkable intensity enhancements of the three light scattering signals...
June 27, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579916/kilonovae
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REVIEW
Brian D Metzger
The mergers of double neutron star (NS-NS) and black hole (BH)-NS binaries are promising gravitational wave (GW) sources for Advanced LIGO and future GW detectors. The neutron-rich ejecta from such merger events undergoes rapid neutron capture (r-process) nucleosynthesis, enriching our Galaxy with rare heavy elements like gold and platinum. The radioactive decay of these unstable nuclei also powers a rapidly evolving, supernova-like transient known as a "kilonova" (also known as "macronova"). Kilonovae are an approximately isotropic electromagnetic counterpart to the GW signal, which also provides a unique and direct probe of an important, if not dominant, r-process site...
2017: Living Reviews in Relativity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524354/an-aggregating-amphiphilic-squaraine-a-light-up-probe-that-discriminates-parallel-g-quadruplexes
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Vincenzo Grande, Filippo Doria, Mauro Freccero, Frank Würthner
G-quadruplexes (G4s) are peculiar DNA or RNA tertiary structures that are involved in the regulation of many biological events within mammalian cells, bacteria, and viruses. Although their role as versatile therapeutic targets has been emphasized for 35 years, G4 selectivity over ubiquitous double-stranded DNA/RNA, as well as G4 differentiation by small molecules, still remains challenging. Here, a new amphiphilic dicyanovinyl-substituted squaraine, SQgl, is reported to act as an NIR fluorescent light-up probe discriminating an extensive panel of parallel G4s while it is non-fluorescent in the aggregated state...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477124/chip-technique-to-study-protein-dynamics-at-defined-dna-double-strand-breaks
#7
Jie Wen, Patrick Concannon
Information about the timing of appearance and composition of protein aggregates, termed foci, that arise in eukaryotic cells at sites of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) has been mainly obtained through immunostaining and thus is limited by the resolution of light microscopy and the availability of appropriate antibodies. In this chapter, we describe a system using direct protein transduction of homing endonuclease, I-PpoI, into human cells to generate site-specific DSBs, allowing for detection of target proteins using chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), enabling molecular probing of the cellular response to a DNA DSB...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339208/doubly-resonant-photonic-antenna-for-single-infrared-quantum-dot-imaging-at-telecommunication-wavelengths
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Zhihua Xie, Yannick Lefier, Miguel Angel Suarez, Mathieu Mivelle, Roland Salut, Jean-Marc Merolla, Thierry Grosjean
Colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) have drawn strong interest in the past for their high prospects in scientific, medical, and industrial applications. However, the full characterization of these quantum emitters is currently restricted to the visible wavelengths, and it remains a key challenge to optically probe single CQDs operating in the infrared spectral domain, which is targeted by a growing number of applications. Here, we report the first experimental detection and imaging at room temperature of single infrared CQDs operating at telecommunication wavelengths...
March 24, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289094/intersubunit-distances-in-full-length-dimeric-bacterial-phytochrome-agp1-as-measured-by-pulsed-electron-electron-double-resonance-peldor-between-different-spin-label-positions-remain-unchanged-upon-photoconversion
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Sylwia Kacprzak, Ibrahim Njimona, Anja Renz, Juan Feng, Edward Reijerse, Wolfgang Lubitz, Norbert Krauss, Patrick Scheerer, Soshichiro Nagano, Tilman Lamparter, Stefan Weber
Bacterial phytochromes are dimeric light-regulated histidine kinases that convert red light into signaling events. Light absorption by the N-terminal photosensory core module (PCM) causes the proteins to switch between two spectrally distinct forms, Pr and Pfr, thus resulting in a conformational change that modulates the C-terminal histidine kinase region. To provide further insights into structural details of photoactivation, we investigated the full-length Agp1 bacteriophytochrome from the soil bacterium Agrobacterium fabrum using a combined spectroscopic and modeling approach...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211680/two-way-gold-nanoparticle-label-free-sensing-of-specific-sequence-and-small-molecule-targets-using-switchable-concatemers
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Longjiao Zhu, Xiangli Shao, Yunbo Luo, Kunlung Huang, Wentao Xu
A two-way colorimetric biosensor based on unmodified gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and a switchable double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) concatemer have been demonstrated. Two hairpin probes (H1 and H2) were first designed that provided the fuels to assemble the dsDNA concatemers via hybridization chain reaction (HCR). A functional hairpin (FH) was rationally designed to recognize the target sequences. All the hairpins contained a single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) loop and sticky end to prevent GNPs from salt-induced aggregation...
April 4, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168258/spectroscopic-and-microscopic-investigations-of-tautomerization-in-porphycenes-condensed-phases-supersonic-jets-and-single-molecule-studies
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P Fita, L Grill, A Listkowski, H Piwoński, S Gawinkowski, M Pszona, J Sepioł, E Mengesha, T Kumagai, J Waluk
We describe various experimental approaches that have been used to obtain a detailed understanding of double hydrogen transfer in porphycene, a model system for intramolecular hydrogen bonding and tautomerism. The emerging picture is that of a multidimensional tautomerization coordinate, with several vibrational modes acting as reaction-promoters or inhibitors through anharmonic intermode coupling. Tunnelling processes, coherent in the case of isolated molecules and incoherent in condensed phases, are found to play a major role even at elevated temperatures...
February 7, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058829/detecting-electric-dipoles-interaction-at-the-interface-of-ferroelectric-and-electrolyte-using-graphene-field-effect-transistors
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Chunrui Ma, Rongtao Lu, Guangliang Hu, Jinsheng Han, Ming Liu, Jun Li, Judy Wu
Graphene was inserted into the interface between electric dipole layers from DEME-TFSI ionic liquid (top-gate) and ferroelectric Pb0.92La0.08Zr0.52Ti0.48O3 (PLZT, back-gate) to probe the interface dipole-dipole interaction in response to DC and pulsed gate voltages. A highly complicated behavior of the interface dipole-dipole interaction has been revealed as a combination of electrostatic and electrochemical effects. The interfacial polar molecules in the DEME-TFSI electrical double layer are pinned with assistance from the PLZT back-gate in response to a DC top-gate pump, leading to strong nonlinear electrochemical behavior...
February 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966473/optical-properties-of-biomimetic-probes-engineered-from-erythrocytes
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Joshua M Burns, Rolf Saager, Boris Majaron, Wangcun Jia, Bahman Anvari
Light-activated theranostic materials offer a potential platform for optical imaging and phototherapeutic applications. We have engineered constructs derived from erythrocytes, which can be doped with the FDA-approved near infrared (NIR) chromophore, indocyanine green (ICG). We refer to these constructs as NIR erythrocyte-mimicking transducers (NETs). Herein, we investigated the effects of changing the NETs mean diameter from micron- (≈4 μm) to nano- (≈90 nm) scale, and the ICG concentration utilized in the fabrication of NETs from 5 to 20 μM on the resulting absorption and scattering characteristics of the NETs...
January 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958521/phase-correlation-between-four-wave-mixing-and-optical-fields-in-double-%C3%AE-type-atomic-system
#14
Taek Jeong, Han Seb Moon
We study the spectral features and phase of four-wave mixing (FWM) light according to the relative phase-noise of the optical fields coupled to a double Λ-type atomic system of the 5S<sub>1/2</sub>-5P<sub>1/2</sub> transition of <sup>87</sup>Rb atoms. We observe that the spectral shape of the FWM spectrum is identical to that of the two-photon absorption (TPA) spectrum due to two-photon coherence and that it is independent of the relative phase-noise of the pump light. From these results, we clarify that the two-photon coherence plays a very important role in the FWM process...
December 12, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915287/light-induced-oxidation-of-the-telomeric-g4-dna-in-complex-with-zn-ii-tetracarboxymethyl-porphyrin
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Artemy D Beniaminov, Roman A Novikov, Olga K Mamaeva, Vladimir A Mitkevich, Igor P Smirnov, Mikhail A Livshits, Anna K Shchyolkina, Dmitry N Kaluzhny
Structure-specific ligands are convenient tools for the recognition, targeting or probing of non-canonical DNA structures. Porphyrin derivatives exhibit a preference for interaction with G-quadruplex (G4) structures over canonical duplex DNA and are able to cause photoinducible damage to nucleic acids. Here, we show that Zn(II) 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(N-carboxymethyl-4-pyridinium)porphyrin ( ZNP1: ) interacts with different conformations of the telomeric sequence d(TAGGG(TTAGGG)3) at submicromolar concentrations without any detectible disturbance of the particular fold...
December 1, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910524/spatially-resolved-thomson-scattering-measurements-of-the-transition-from-the-collective-to-the-non-collective-regime-in-a-laser-produced-plasma
#16
D B Schaeffer, C G Constantin, A S Bondarenko, E T Everson, C Niemann
We present optical Thomson scattering results that image for the first time in a single measurement the spatial transition from collective to non-collective scattering. Data were taken in the Phoenix laser laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Raptor laser was used to ablate a carbon plasma, which was diagnosed with the frequency-doubled Phoenix laser serving as a Thomson scattering probe. Scattered light was collected from the laser plasma up to 10 cm from the target surface and up to 10 us after ablation, and imaged with high spatial and spectral resolutions...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793279/how-to-measure-separations-and-angles-between-intramolecular-fluorescent-markers
#17
K I Mortensen, J Sung, J A Spudich, H Flyvbjerg
Structure and function of an individual biomolecule can be explored with minimum two fluorescent markers of different colors. Since the light of such markers can be spectrally separated and imaged simultaneously, the markers can be colocalized. Here, we describe the method used for such two-color colocalization microscopy. Then we extend it to fluorescent markers with fixed orientations and in intramolecular proximity. Our benchmarking of this extension produced two extra results: (a) we established short double-labeled DNA molecules as probes of 3D orientation of anything to which one can attach them firmly; (b) we established how to map with super-resolution between color-separated channels, which should be useful for all dual-color colocalization measurements with either fixed or freely rotating fluorescent molecules...
2016: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786507/mechanisms-of-midsession-reversal-accuracy-memory-for-preceding-events-and-timing
#18
Aaron P Smith, Joshua S Beckmann, Thomas R Zentall
The midsession reversal task involves a simultaneous discrimination between 2 stimuli (S1 and S2) in which, for the first half of each session, choice of S1 is reinforced and, for the last half, choice of S2 is reinforced. On this task, pigeons appear to time the occurrence of the reversal rather than using feedback from previous trials, resulting in increased numbers of errors. In the present experiments, we tested the hypothesis that pigeons make so many errors because they fail to remember the last response made and/or the consequence of making that response both of which are needed ideally as cues to respond on the next trial...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753827/sy-02-3-resolving-ethical-problems-in-hypertension-treatment-trials
#19
Iwao Kuwajima
Since a concept of Evidence-based Medicine appeared in medical field in 1991, modern medical treatment have been remarkably changed.However, delusive belief of EBM without criticism has brought negative aspect, such as utilization of EBM by companies as a tool of promotion of drug or medical device.Although most of clinical trials were financially supported by drug companies. result of clinical trial does not always ended in favor of test drug or device. When negative results appeared, various way were taken by industry such as usage of SPIN, emphasizing secondary endpoint...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739465/experimental-demonstration-of-a-quantum-shutter-closing-two-slits-simultaneously
#20
Ryo Okamoto, Shigeki Takeuchi
The interference between two paths of a single photon at a double slit is widely considered to be the most paradoxical result of quantum theory. Here is a new interesting question to the phenomenon: can a single shutter simultaneously close two slits by effectively being in a superposition of different locations? Aharonov and Vaidman have shown that it is indeed possible to construct a quantum shutter that can close two slits and reflect a probe photon perfectly when its initial and final states are appropriately selected...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
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