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Breast Cancer Prognosis via Gaussian Mixture Regression Tiago H. Falk  

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Breast Cancer Prognosis via Gaussian Mixture Regression Tiago H. Falk Electrical and Computer Eng. Keywords--Prognosis prediction, breast cancer, time-to-recur, auto- matic feature selection, Gaussian, breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among Canadian women. According to the Canadian Can

Shatkay, Hagit


The itSIMPLE tool for Modeling Planning Domains Tiago Stegun Vaquero1  

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of planning environments where an integrated tool permits the user to export the planning model to differentThe itSIMPLE tool for Modeling Planning Domains Tiago Stegun Vaquero1 Flavio Tonidandel2 José representation languages such as PDDL or XML. The application uses an UML model to introduce a planning domain

McCluskey, Thomas Leo


Human Attribute Recognition by Rich Appearance Dictionary Jungseock Joo1  

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of a human body. To recognize the attributes of human from the body parts, it is important to reliably detect of a human body. Human attributes, enriched textual descriptions of people such as gender, hair styleHuman Attribute Recognition by Rich Appearance Dictionary Jungseock Joo1 , Shuo Wang1,2 , and Song

Zhu, Song Chun


Single-Molecule Three-Color FRET Sungchul Hohng, Chirlmin Joo, and Taekjip Ha  

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Single-Molecule Three-Color FRET Sungchul Hohng, Chirlmin Joo, and Taekjip Ha Physics Department (FRET) measured at the single-molecule level can reveal conform- ational changes of biomolecules and intermolecular interactions in physiologically relevant conditions. Thus far single-molecule FRET has been

Hohng, Sung Chul


Learning Non-Native Speech Categories with a Video Game Sung-joo Lim & Lori L. Holt  

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Learning Non-Native Speech Categories with a Video Game Sung-joo Lim & Lori L. Holt Department Category TrainingNon-Speech Category Training Video Game Training (Wade & Holt, 2005) Cue Weights CF = .744 MF= .256 Methods Conditions 1. Experimental Group: 5 days (30 minutes per day) of video-game training

Holt, Lori L.


Investigating the Neural Basis of Video-game-based Category Learning Sung-Joo Lim1,3  

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Investigating the Neural Basis of Video-game-based Category Learning Sung-Joo Lim1,3 , Julie A. Habituation Task (oddball paradigm) - 15 minutes of video game playing to enforce the alien-sound mapping nonspeech sounds after the game training (Leech et al., 2009). - Space-invaders style, complex environment

Holt, Lori L.


Learning acoustically complex word-like units within a video-game training paradigm Sung-joo Lim1  

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Learning acoustically complex word-like units within a video-game training paradigm Sung-joo Lim1 for the blue." Video Game Training (Wade & Holt, 2005) · Sounds serve a functional role in signaling aliens." Experiment 2 Training: 2 x 50-minute video-game Posttest: Explicit categorization Results · Performance

Holt, Lori L.



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171 REMOVAL OF PROCESSING AIDS FROM CERAMIC/POLYMER COMPOSITES GREGORY C. STANGLE, DONG-JOO RHEE issues in the removal of processing aids from ceramic compacts prior to sintering have been investigated materials. The kinetics of pyrolytic degradation of organic processing aids were studied using

Aksay, Ilhan A.


Ynex Mexia, Botanist, 1870-1938  

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This biography and associated teaching material is part of a book of 20 life sciences modules designed to increase students' exposure both to female science role models and to hands-on, inquiry approach activities as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. Modules are designed to drop easily into middle and high school life sciences curricula, not to "add on". Each module includes: a brief biography of a female science role model and hands-on, inquiry approach and/or problem-solving life sciences, activities with a multidisciplinary focus. Role models include both contemporary and historical women, women of color and women with physical disabilities. Each activity is related to the work of the role model. Activity format includes suggestions for teachers, assessment ideas, and handouts for students.

PhD Marsha L Matyas (American Physiological Society Education)



F ibili S d f Ri B d Ki i H d P PlFeasibility Study of a River Based Kinetic Hydro Power PlantFeasibility Study of a River Based Kinetic Hydro Power Planty y y Ahmad Nsouli Prof Geza Joos Michael RossAhmad Nsouli; Prof. Geza Joos; Michael Ross; J ;  

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F ibili S d f Ri B d Ki i H d P PlFeasibility Study of a River Based Kinetic Hydro Power PlantFeasibility Study of a River Based Kinetic Hydro Power Planty y y Ahmad Nsouli Prof Geza Joos Michael Ross ·Conventional Hydro Power plants extract the potential energy Feasibility study 17,400.00 Conventional Hydro

Barthelat, Francois


Effects of best-management practices in Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks in the Waumandee Creek Priority Watershed, Wisconsin, 1990-2007  

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In many watersheds, nonpoint-source contamination is a major contributor to water-quality problems. In response to the recognition of the importance of nonpoint sources, the Wisconsin Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Abatement Program (Nonpoint Program) was enacted in 1978. This report summarizes the results of a study to assess the effectiveness of watershed-management practices for controlling nonpoint-source contamination for the Eagle Creek and Joos Valley Creek Watersheds. Streamflow-gaging stations equipped for automated sample collection and continuous recording of stream stage were installed in July 1990 at Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks and were operated through September 2007. In October 1990, three rain gages were installed in each watershed and were operated through September 2007. Best-Management Practices (BMPs) were installed during 1993 to 2000 in Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks and were tracked throughout the study period. By the year 2000, a majority of the BMPs were implemented in the two watersheds and goals set by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the local Land Conservation Department had been achieved for the two study watersheds (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1990). The distributions of the rainstorms that produced surface runoff and storm loads were similar in the pre-BMP (1990-93) and post-BMP implementation (2000-07) periods for both Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks. The highest annual streamflow occurred at both sites in water year 1993, which corresponded to the greatest above normal nonfrozen precipitation measured at two nearby NOAA weather stations. The minimum streamflow occurred in water year 2007 at both sites. Base-flow and stormwater samples were collected and analyzed for suspended solids, total phosphorus, and ammonia nitrogen. For both Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks the median concentrations of suspended solids and total phosphorus in base flow were lower during the post-BMP period compared to the pre-BMP period and were statistically significant at the 0.05 significance level. The decrease in median concentrations of ammonia nitrogen at both sites was not statistically significant at the 0.05 significance level. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to remove the effects of climatologic conditions and seasonality from computed storm loads. For both Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks, the median storm loads for suspended solids, total phosphorus, and ammonia nitrogen were lower during the post-BMP period compared to the pre-BMP period and were statistically significant at the 0.05 significance level. The decreases in storm-load regression residuals from the pre- to the post-BMP periods for both Eagle and Joos Valley Creeks were statistically significant for all three constituents at the 0.05 significance level and indicated an apparent improvement in water-quality in the post-BMP period. Because the rainfall characteristics for individual storms in the pre- and post-BMP periods are likely to be different, separate pre- and post-BMP regressions were used to estimate the theoretical pre- and post-BMP storm loads to allow estimates of precent reductions between the pre- and post-BMP periods. The estimated percent reductions in storm loads for suspended solids, total phosphorus, and ammonia nitrogen were 89, 77, and 66 respectively for Eagle Creek and 84, 67, and 60 respectively for Joos Valley Creek. The apparent improvement in water quality is attributed to the implemented BMPs and to a reduction in the number of cattle in the watersheds.

Graczyk, David J.; Walker, John F.; Bannerman, Roger T.; Rutter, Troy D.



Size-dependent crystallinity and relative orientations of nano-Pt/-Al2O3 Long Li,* Joo H. Kang,** Sergio I. Sanchez,** Qi Wang,*** Lin-lin Wang,****, Zhongfan  

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Size-dependent crystallinity and relative orientations of nano-Pt/-Al2O3 Long Li,* Joo H. Kang nanoparticles (NPs) on -Al2O3 support is known as an active catalytic system [1]. Recently, in situ X involve the charge transfer interactions between the Pt particle and the -Al2O3 support [2]. Preliminary

Frenkel, Anatoly


Centro de Congressos de Joo Pessoa Joo Pessoa -PB  

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Manual do Expositor Centro de Congressos de João Pessoa João Pessoa - PB 25 a 29 de abril de 2015 #12;2 Centro de Congressos de João Pessoa João Pessoa ­ PB 25 a 29 de abril de 2015 Prezado Expositor Sensoriamento Remoto,, que será realizado na cidade de João Pessoa, PB, de 25


Discover Implicit Relationships Between Researchers Using Email Tiago Ferreira1  

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social networks (e.g. LinkedIn), social computing developments tools (e.g. wikis), documents sharing to the non-exploitation of hidden relationships between individuals, and between individuals and information

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues


COMPORTAMENTAL DE REDE Joo Manuel Alexandre Cardana  

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ANALISADOR COMPORTAMENTAL DE REDE João Manuel Alexandre Cardana MESTRE EM INFORMÁTICA Novembro 2006 #12;ii ANALISADOR COMPORTAMENTAL DE REDE João Manuel Alexandre Cardana Dissertação submetida para pelas redes de computadores. As vulnerabilidades que surgem constantemente, dia após dia, criaram

Neves, Nuno


Joo Paulo Andrade Almeida Lus Ferreira Pires  

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João Paulo Andrade Almeida Luís Ferreira Pires Marten van Sinderen (Eds.) Milestones, Models 2006 João Paulo Andrade Almeida Luís Ferreira Pires Marten van Sinderen #12;Organisation Workshop Chairs João Paulo Andrade Almeida Telematica Instituut, the Netherlands Luís Ferreira Pires University

Al Hanbali, Ahmad


Joo E. Steiner Telescpios: de Galileu ptica  

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Newton, 1643-1727), usado para observar o Cometa de Haley em dezembro de 1682. #12;William Herschel (1738 em Agosto de 1609. #12;Galileu Galilei (1564-1642) #12;· Galileu construiu seu telescópio no verão de-1630) #12;Uranienborg #12;Telescópios (refratores e refletores) #12;Telescópio com foco newtoniano (Isaac

dos Santos, C.A.


Convex Ultrasound Image Reconstruction with Log-Euclidean Priors Jos Seabra, Joo Xavier and Joo Sanches  

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has also been successfully used in several medical imaging modalities, namely, in ultrasound imagingConvex Ultrasound Image Reconstruction with Log-Euclidean Priors José Seabra, João Xavier and João regularizes the solution. A Bayesian algorithm for ultrasound image reconstruction and de-noising is proposed

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica



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MODELING DESIGN ACTIVITY IN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY João Ferreira1 , André Carvalho2 , João Pimentel3 language) Copyright © 2007 IFAC Keywords: Automobile Design, Modeling; UML-Profile. 1. INTRODUCTION; increased competition, new market requirements, greater customer focus, vastly improved information

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues


Representing Organizational Competencies Artur Caetano Joo Pombinho Jos Tribolet  

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Representing Organizational Competencies Artur Caetano João Pombinho José Tribolet Department actors and business processes through the descrip- tion of the organizational competencies required and Modeling]: Model development Keywords Competency-based management, competency, skill, actor, sched- uling


Peter Ko hler Fortunat Joos Stefan Gerber Reto Knutti  

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thermohaline circulation Received: 15 November 2004 / Accepted: 6 June 2005 / Published online: 14 October 2005) thermohaline circulation (THC) affect the terrestrial carbon cycle. The Lund­Potsdam­ Jena Dynamic Global) thermohaline circulation (THC) might affect terrestrial vegetation distribution, the car- bon cycle

Fortunat, Joos


25 a 29 de abril de 2015 Joo Pessoa PB  

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+ (Estimating forest biomass with remote sensing and carbon cycle modeling for REDD + services.) Coordenadores uncertainty achieved by Tier 3 projects. Tier 3 projects require a calibrated carbon cycle modeling approach that integrates forest inventory, remote sensing and carbon cycle modeling to estimate carbon stocks for a variety


25 a 29 de abril de 2015 Joo Pessoa PB  

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) that will produce the most beneficial long-term conservation outcomes. Zonation is a framework for conservation on spatial conservation prioritization and how Zonation works. The course is divided in: (1) theoretical explanation on the basics of Spatial Conservation Prioritization and Zonation principles, and (2) hands


25 a 29 de abril de 2015 Joo Pessoa PB  

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: multisource remote sensing data integration and applications for environmental and forest sciences, data pre- processing and analysis as well as the extraction of selected features. Several examples and applications for both environmental and forest sciences will be shown. A combination of lecture and on


Can face anti-spoofing countermeasures work in a real world scenario? Tiago de Freitas Pereira1 2  

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- cently, the media has documented some situations of at- tacks in deployed face recognition systems. Using shortcomings on iris recog- nition systems have been diagnosed [6, 7]. The literature review for spoofing in the recent decades, wide range of viewpoints, ageing of subjects and complex out- door lighting are still


ENERGY-CONSTRAINED REAL-TIME H.264/AVC VIDEO CODING Tiago A. da Fonseca and Ricardo L. de Queiroz  

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% of the energy with small impact on RD performance. Index Terms-- Green computing, video codec, H.264/AVC, or the number of operations it takes to perform some computation [7]. We propose to evaluate energy de- mand costs, and complexity es- timation is not always a reliable indicator of energy consumption in multi

de Queiroz, Ricardo L.


PUC Sistema de Comunicaes Pessoais para as Redes de Prxima Gerao Alberto Rodrigues Silva, Joo Patriarca, Joo Clemente, Paulo Chainho, Paulo Ferreira  

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1 PUC ­ Sistema de Comunicações Pessoais para as Redes de Próxima Geração Alberto Rodrigues Silva para as Redes de Próxima Geração". O artigo tem como principal objectivo apresentar a visão geral do, a substituir as suas redes antigas (analógicas e ou digitais, orientadas fundamentalmente por serviços de voz

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues


Energy Efficient Canonical Huffman Encoding Janarbek Matai, Joo-Young Kim, and Ryan Kastner  

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since developers do not have to deal with the patent issues surrounding arithmetic encoding [7 and specialized computation in data centers [8]. For example, IBM made a GZIP comparable compression accelerator

Kastner, Ryan


Pr-Reitoria de Assuntos Estudantis Campus Prof. Joo David Ferreira Lima CEP 88040-900  

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Floeter, Sergio Ricardo



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a narrow focus on individual and `internal' cognitive processes. Yet we would argue that the nature of situRAFAEL E. N??EZ, LAURIE D. EDWARDS and JO?O FILIPE MATOS EMBODIED COGNITION AS GROUNDING of `Embodied Cognition', why learning and cognition are situated and context-dependent. We argue

Nuñez, Rafael


Business-Specific Languages for Organizational Modeling Joo Paulo Pedro Mendes de Sousa Saraiva 1  

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Business-Specific Languages for Organizational Modeling João Paulo Pedro Mendes de Sousa Saraiva 1, there are many languages for business modeling, such as UML, BPMN and EPBE, which are well suited to describe. In business user- models, those concepts are usually only present as element names, and thus the modeling tool

da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues


Ethical Perspectives in Biogerontology Sebastian Sethe and Joo Pedro de Magalhes  

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than in other demographic groups. Animal research may involve keeping animals a longer time to do with a researchers' personal ethics: How one treats one's students and staff, how one behavesChapter 13 Ethical Perspectives in Biogerontology Sebastian Sethe and João Pedro de Magalhães 13

de Magalhães, João Pedro


Deteco Cooperativa de Intruses em Redes Carrier Ethernet Pan Jieke1, Joo Redol1, Miguel Correia2  

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Detecção Cooperativa de Intrusões em Redes Carrier Ethernet Pan Jieke1, João Redol1, Miguel Correia, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal Resumo Hoje em dia os elementos de rede (NEs) da camada 2 do interno. Este trabalho apresenta um esquema para proteger infra-estruturas de rede Carrier Ethernet de

Correia, Miguel


A Bayesian Framework for Active Artificial Joo Filipe Ferreira, Member, IEEE, Jorge Lobo, Member, IEEE, Pierre Bessire,  

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1 A Bayesian Framework for Active Artificial Perception João Filipe Ferreira, Member, IEEE, Jorge kind of sound: how does this observer perceive the 3D J. F. Ferreira (, J. Lobo and J

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


CARBOCLIM Modelling Results: Ocean Acidification M.Steinacher, T.Frlicher, G.-K.Plattner and F.Joos  

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@climate.unibe.chReferences & Contact - J.A. Kleypas et al., 2006. Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine. Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms, Nature. This is expected to have a major impact on calcifying marine organisms, such as corals and some plankton. Here we

Steinacher, Marco


A Robot in Kindergaten Maria Joo-Monteiro, Rosa Cristvo-Morgado, Maria Bulas-Cruz, Leonel Morgado  

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(Amethyst Consultancy Ltd., 2003). Keywords Roamer, robot, children programming, kindergarten, early with the Roamer robot (Amethyst Consultancy Ltd., 2003; CnotInfor, 2003). We'll present it, how it can be used

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20:252-259, 2005. doi:10.1152/physiol.00010.2005Physiology Joo Pedro de Magalhes and George M. Church  

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by the antagonistic pleiotropy theory (53). This reasoning forms the evolutionary backbone of the developmental theory determined sequence of cellular and molecular events designed to produce a given adult phenotype optimized

de Magalhães, João Pedro


Vacuum-ultraviolet ionization spectroscopy of the jet-cooled RNA-base Kyo-Won Choi, Joo-Hee Lee and Sang Kyu Kim*  

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and tunable visible laser pulse output in the 531­ 560 nm range. The VUV laser output (Dt y5 ns be directly inferred from the VUV-MATI spectrum. The VUV laser pulse (131­133 nm) was generated using a four, are pulsed-field ionized after a delay time of 25 microseconds following the VUV laser pulse to give the MATI

Kim, Sang Kyu


Nome do aluno(a) Curso do aluno Evento Cidade/Estado Gabriel Frnk Viegas Cincias Farmacuticas Conselho Nacional de Entidades Estudantis de Farmcia Joo Pessoa/PB  

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Engenharia Mecatrônica Competição Baja Sae Brasil Piracicaba/São Paulo Anael Rabelo Tavares Engenharia Mecatrônica Competição Baja Sae Brasil Piracicaba/São Paulo Arthur Moreira Lauro Engenharia Mecatrônica Competição Baja Sae Brasil Piracicaba/São Paulo Danilo Borges Nogueira Engenharia Mecânica Competição Baja

Maier, Rudolf Richard


Nome do aluno(a) Curso do aluno Evento Cidade/Estado Joo Paulo Porto Dias Artes Cnicas Seminrio Internacional Campinas/SP  

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Eletrônica PAHCE 2011 Rio de Janeiro/RJ Angela Maria Morais Dantas Quimica Simpósio Latino Americano Bahia/BA Fabiula Sousa Amorim Quimica Simpósio Latino Americano Bahia/BA Luiz Antonio Ribeiro Junior Fisica/SP Rosana Françozo de Melo Quimica Simpósio Latino Americano Salvador/BA Luan Felipe Rodrigues Costa

Lucero, Jorge Carlos


Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Allenes Rebecca L. LaLonde, Benjamin D. Sherry, Eun Joo Kang, and F. Dean Toste*  

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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Enantioselective Intramolecular Hydroamination of Allenes Rebecca L. LaLonde, Berkeley, California 94720 Received December 9, 2006; E-mail: The number of reports reported.2 Within this handful of reactions, the most well-developed enantioselective gold- (I

Toste, Dean


Thin-foil reflection gratings for Constellation-X Ralf K. Heilmann, Mireille Akilian, Chih-Hao Chang, Craig R. Forest, Chulmin Joo, Andrew  

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Thin-foil reflection gratings for Constellation-X Ralf K. Heilmann, Mireille Akilian, Chih) on Constellation-X is designed to supply astronomers with high spectral resolution in the soft x-ray band from 0, Constellation-X, reflection gratings, thin-foil optics, blaze, sawtooth, replication, nanoimprint lithography


Bacterioplankton and phytoplankton production in a large patagonian reservoir (Repblica Argentina)  

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Relationships between the secondary production of bacterioplankton and the primary production of phytoplankton in the Ezequiel Ramos Mexia Reservoir were examined. Monthly surveys, parallel measurements on consecutive days, and measurements at different times during the same day were undertaken to determine factors that might influence the relationships between the two sets of productivity measurements.

Miguel A. Siervi; Aldo A. Mariazzi; Jorge L. Donadelli



A study of the economics of conveying solid matter by fluidized particle flow  

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until 1894. The stratigraphic equivalents of the rocks exposed in the Northwest Wortham area were first studied by Roemer (1846), who did not visit the thesis area. Shumard (1862) mentioned the "Navarro beds" ex- posed near Chatfield, Navarro County... Limestone of Late Jurassic age. This formation was encountered at a depth of 9130 feet in the Jack Frasier et al. and William Rieter number one Steubenrauch well in the Mexia oil field (Hundall, 1950). Because this well penetrated only 27 feet...

Boy, Hans Peter



Development of the juxta-oral organ in rat embryo.  


The aim of this work is to clarify the development and morphology of the juxta-oral organ (JOO) in rat embryos from Day (E)14 to 19. Furthermore, in the region of the JOO, an analysis was made of the expression of the monoclonal antibody HNK-1, which recognizes cranial neural-crest cells. In this study, we report that JOO develops from an epithelial condensation at the end of the transverse groove of the primitive mouth at E14. During E15, it invaginates and is disconnected from the oral epithelium. At E16, the JOO forms an solid epithelial cord with three parts (anterior, middle, and posterior) and is related to the masseter, temporal, medial pterygoid, and tensor veli palatini muscles. During E17-19, no significant changes were detected in their position. Both the mesenchyme caudal to the anlage of the JOO at E14, as well as the mesenchyme that surrounds the bud of the JOO at E15, expressed positivity for HNK-1. Our results suggest that the mesenchyme surrounding the JOO at E15 could emit some inductive signal for the JOO to reach its position at E16. This work shows for the first time that the cranial neural-crest-derived mesenchyme participates in the development of the JOO. PMID:22431151

Velasco, J R Mrida; De La Cuadra Blanco, C; Velasco, J A Mrida



Fabrication of Si1-xGex alloy nanowire field-effect transistors Cheol-Joo Kim, Jee-Eun Yang, Hyun-Seung Lee, Hyun M. Jang, and Moon-Ho Joa  

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semiconductor alloys offer a continuously variable system of crystal lattices and energy band gaps, leadingGex heteroepitaxial structures in high speed electronics, and they also serve as long wavelength photodetectors studies within the instru- mental limits. Single-crystalline Si1-xGex nanowires were for the first time

Jo, Moon-Ho


Antnio Brando Moniz, Ana Vasconcelos da Silva, Tobias Woll e Jos Joo Sampaio 1 Ttulo : Procesos de globalizacin de las cadenas de valor en la industria de vestuario en Portugal  

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cual una proporción creciente de transacciones económicas, sociales e culturales ocurre directamente o digitalización da información y el desarrollo de redes de telecomunicaciones de elevada capacidad ha tornado como "un proceso a través de lo cual una proporción creciente de transacciones económicas, sociales e

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H. Jin, Y. Pan, N. Xiao, and J. Sun (Eds.): GCC 2004, LNCS 3251, pp. 121128, 2004. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004  

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Services Chang-Sun Shin, Young-Jee Chung, and Su-Chong Joo School of Electrical, Electronic and Information by the Object #12;122 Chang-Sun Shin, Young-Jee Chung, and Su-Chong Joo Management Group(OMG), the Time

Joo, Su-Chong


The stratigraphy and environment of deposition of productive Wilcox clays in west central Freestone and southeast Limestone Counties, Texas  

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study area. East Texas Timber Belt of Hill (1900). Geologically, it lies southwest of the East Texas Basin and the Sabine Uplift, and northeast of the San Marcos Arch. The Luling-Mexia fault zone is situated just west of the study area (Figure 3... Uplift area of east Texas (Figure 4). Elsewhere along the Wilcox outcrop, it either has been eroded or never was deposited. The Carrizo Formation is separated from both the Wilcox and the overlying Claiborne Group by unconformities; in subsurface...

Shelvey, Stephanie Anne



Consciousness: converging insights from connectionist modeling and  

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Consciousness: converging insights from connectionist modeling and neuroscience Tiago V. Maia1 attention, working memory, cognitive control and consciousness is within sight. This view is based of these models have not been directly targeted at explaining consciousness, but they have important implications


Santo Antonio de Tanna? story and reconstruction  

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iii ABSTRACT Santo Antonio de Tann: Story and Reconstruction. (December 2007) Tiago Miguel Fraga, Lic., Lusiada University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Luis Filipe Vieira de Castro Buy a puzzle, assemble it, and destroy its original box................................................................... 42 3 English ship classification.......................................................................... 43 4 Seventeenth-century 50-gun frigates and fourth rate models..................... 147 5 Planking areas of the ship based...

Fraga, Tiago Miguel



ORIGINAL ARTICLE doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01266.x  

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DETERMINATION Tiago Paix~ao,1,2 Sujal S. Phadke,1 Ricardo B. R. Azevedo,1,3 and Rebecca A. Zufall1,3 1, mixed strategies, sex allocation, Tetrahymena thermophila. Fisher proposed that even sex ratios (or-dependent selection. Fisher's sex ratio theory (Fisher 1930; Shaw and Mohler 1953) begins with the insight that when

Azevedo, Ricardo


1 3 2 6 Am J Psychiatry 168:12, Decem ber 2011 functionally distinct regions that compose cortico-striato-  

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motor cortices and subcortical nuclei and then compared those correlations between Tourette's syndrome imaging (fMRI) data from 13 Tourette's syndrome patients while they alternately either allowed their tics tics in tourette 's Syndrom e Zhishun Wang, Ph.D. Tiago V. Maia, Ph.D. Rachel Marsh, Ph.D. Tiziano


Evolution and Diversity of Clonal Bacteria: The Paradigm of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  

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Evolution and Diversity of Clonal Bacteria: The Paradigm of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Tiago Dos, Faculte´ de Me´dicine, Universite´ Paris V, Paris, France Background. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complexR) genes in a comprehensive selection of M. tuberculosis complex strains from across the world

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Mission Impossible III Integrative Genomics in 60 min.  

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stickiness, fluorescent dye effects and varying degrees of hybridisation) - May target single-cell m, and single-cell global profiling is not viable. - Techniques: - Mass spectrometry: proteins are fragmentedMission Impossible III Integrative Genomics in 60 min. Carlos Afonso Sylvie Estrela Tiago Macedo

Goldschmidt, Christina


Telomeres avoid end detection by severing the checkpoint signal transduction pathway  

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LETTERS Telomeres avoid end detection by severing the checkpoint signal transduction pathway Tiago Godinho Ferreira1 Telomeres protect the normal ends of chromosomes from being recognizedasdeleterious DNA, several proteins involved in DNA damage processing and checkpoint responses are recruited to telomeres

Nakamura, Toru M.


EDITAL N 01/2013 A Comisso Julgadora do teste seletivo para professor substituto da rea Socioambiental do Centro de  

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:00 ­ Mariana Aquilante Policarpo Prova didática 7 ­ dia 2 de abril ­ 19:00 ­ Tiago Vernize Mafra Prova didática-976 ­ Paraná - Brasil Tel: +55 41 35118620 Internet: #12;Modelos de desenvolvimento

Paraná, Universidade Federal do


International Conference on "High Order Non-Oscillatory Methods for  

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on unsteady transonic airfoil flow structures 14:30-15:00 Miroslav CADA (Zuerich) Compact third order shock (Bordeaux) ­ Invited Lecture A very high order oscillation free residual distribution scheme for hyperbolic problems" 10:00-10:30 Tiago QUINTINO (Von Karman Institute) Residual distribution schemes for high

Vuik, Kees


Biol. Rev. (2013), 88, pp. 287309. 287 doi: 10.1111/brv.12001  

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using passive acoustics Tiago A. Marques1,2, , Len Thomas1 , Stephen W. Martin3 , David K. Mellinger4 USA 4 Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, Oregon State University and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, USA 5 Naval Undersea

Thomas, Len


Review of methods for estimating cetacean density from passivecetacean density from passive  

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acoustics Len Thomas and Tiago Marques 1st International Workshop on Density Estimation of1 International Workshop on Density Estimation of Marine Mammals Using Passive Acoustics 13th September 2009 #12;· 3-year project: May 2007-2010 · Objectives

Thomas, Len


Web API Growing Pains: Stories from Client Developers and Their Code  

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Web API Growing Pains: Stories from Client Developers and Their Code Tiago Espinha, Andy Zaidman.g.gross} Abstract--Web APIs provide a systematic and extensible approach for application-to-application interaction. Developers using web APIs are forced to accompany the API providers in their software evolution tasks

Zaidman, Andy


Master Thesis Combined Neural Networks and  

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in steel design Joo, Min Sung ( ) Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Pohang, Korea June 23th , 2008 Approved by #12;Combined

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JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY J. Mass Spectrom. 2005; 40: 899907  

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) Joo Yeon Oh, Jeong Hee Moon and Myung Soo Kim National Creative Research Initiative Center for Control that information available from a PSD spectrum is LCorrespondence to: Myung Soo Kim, School of Chemistry, Seoul

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JUNG ET AL. VOL. 5 ' NO. 3 ' 22712276 ' 2011 2271  

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Josephson Device Minkyung Jung,,z Hyunho Noh, Yong-Joo Doh, Woon Song, Yonuk Chong, Mahn-Soo Choi,§ Youngdong Yoo,^ Kwanyong Seo,^ Nam Kim, Byung-Chill Woo, Bongsoo Kim,^,* and Jinhee Kim,* Korea Research

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Measuring Financial Anxiety  

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, 14851493. Joo, S., & Grable, J. E. (2000). Improving employee productivity: The role of financial counseling and education. Journal of Employment Counseling, 37, 215. Jorgensen, B. L. (2007). Financial literacy of college students: Parental and peer...

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Ethics and scientific publication  

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Description of ethical problems seen in scientific publications Other authors: Jessica P. Gutierrez, Kristin Hennessy, David Kosek, Joo Hyoung Lee, Dragos Olteanu, Tara Russell, Faheem Shaikh and Kai Wang

PhD Dale J. Benos (University of Alabama at Birmingham Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics)


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. . . (Access Control List : ACL) , . DOGF(Distributed Object Group on Healthcare Framework Dongho Kim, Changwon Jeong, Suchong Joo School of Electrical, Electronic and Information.2 , . . , #12;- 157 - . (access control list : ACL

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The University of Texas at Arlington Undergraduate Assembly  

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Sonia Kania Andy Kruzic Robert Kunovich Joo Hi Lee Peter Lehmann Carl Lovely Jeffrey McGee Diane Pomerantz Phil Popple Elizabeth Poster John Priest Steve Quevedo Allen Repko Lana Rings Jamie Rogers Kim

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The University of Texas at Arlington Undergraduate Assembly  

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Kunovich Joo Hi Lee Peter Lehmann Carl Lovely Jeffrey McGee Diane Mitschke Sung Seek Moon David Navalinsky Poster John Priest Steve Quevedo Allen Repko Lana Rings Jamie Rogers Kim Ruebel Shirley Theriot Salil

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The University of Texas at Arlington Undergraduate Assembly  

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Kunovich Joo Hi Lee Peter Lehmann Carl Lovely Jeffrey McGee Yongmei Liu Diane Mitschke Sung Seek Moon David John Priest Steve Quevedo Allen Repko Lana Rings Jamie Rogers Kim Ruebel Salil Sarkar #12;Gerald Saxon

Texas at Arlington, University of


Integration of geothermal data along the Balcones/Ouachita trend, central Texas. Final report  

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This report presents data that address possible controls on warm-water resources. Data are presented on a series of maps, and interpretations appear in the brief text accompanying the maps. It is thought that structural controls provided by the Balcones Fault Zone on the west and by the Luling-Mexia-Talco Fault Zone on the east localize the warm waters. The ultimate controlling attribute is the foundered Ouachita structural belt, which, in turn, has controlled the orientation and magnitude of displacement of the superjacent normal fault systems. This thesis is supported by maps (in pocket) showing the following: distribution of thermal waters measured in wells along the Balcones/Ouachita structural trend showing water temperature in /sup 0/F, total depth of the well measured, water salinity in parts per million, and the geologic formation producing the water; structural contours on the base of the Cretaceous System showing the configuration of the Paleozoic Ouachita basement; structural configuration of the Balcones and Luling Fault Zone, Mexia and Talco Fault Zone, and foreland areas adjacent to the Ouachita Orogen using data from the Buda Limestone, Sligo Formation, and Ellenburger Group; Landsat lineaments and Bouguer gravity contours; and geothermal gradient contours of the Balcones/Ouachita trend based on thermal values from Paleozoic and selected Mesozoic formations.

Woodruff, C.M. Jr.; Gever, C.; Snyder, Fred R.; Wuerch, David Robert



Making Ourselves Understood: The Role of Previous Experience, Stereotypes, Communication Accommodation, and Anxiety in Americans' Perceptions of Communication with Chinese Students  

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represented are that of an immigrant who is not assimilated, speaks poor English, and lacks basic social skills (Suzuki, 2002) and/or that of an immigrant who is hard-working, intelligent, and polite (Lee & Joo, 2005; Park et al., 2006). When Americans..., and traditional, traits which contribute positively to society (Ho & Jackson, 2001; Lee & Joo, 2005). Wong, Lai, Nagasawa, and Lin (1998) found that Asian Americans also attribute similar stereotypes to their own group. According to Fiske et al. (2002), Asians...

Ruble, Racheal A.



Sinais e Sistemas -1 semestre de 2013/2014 Classificaes finais  

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.967 3.417 8.647 9 63307 Tiago Manuel da Silva Miguel 64663 Iurie Solomon 64715 Ana Carolina Grilo da Guerra Gamelas 3.857 4 65396 João Manuel Quadros Morgado 5.740 6 65423 Luís Manuel da Gama Minas 17 Borralho Caria Mendes 67568 Daniel Rodrigues Mendes 4.600 1.840 7.680 8 67593 Gonçalo dos Santos Bravo 8

Almeida, Luis B.


Geochemistry of oceanic carbonatites compared with continental carbonatites: mantle recycling of oceanic crustal carbonate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Major and trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb-O-C isotopic compositions are presented for carbonatites from the Cape Verde (Brava, Fogo, So Tiago, Maio and So Vicente) and Canary (Fuerteventura) Islands. Carbonatites show pronounced enrichment in Ba, Th, REE, Sr and Pb in comparison to most silicate volcanic rocks and relative depletion in Ti, Zr, Hf, K and Rb. Calcio (calcitic)-carbonatites have primary

Kaj Hoernle; George Tilton; Mike J. Le Bas; Svend Duggen; Dieter Garbe-Schnberg



Multiphoton microscopy with near infrared contrast  

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Multiphoton microscopy with near infrared contrast agents Siavash Yazdanfar,a, * Chulmin Joo,a Chun limited to the visible spectrum. We introduce a paradigm for MPM of near-infrared NIR fluorescent Engineers. DOI: 10.1117/1.3420209 Keywords: two-photon microscopy; ultrafast fiber lasers; near-infrared

Larson-Prior, Linda


Jimmy carter and playboy: A sociolinguistic perspective on style  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using research by Martin Joos and John J. Gumperz to develop a perspective for rhetorical analysis, the article contends that Carter's final remarks in his Playboy interview reflect an ineffective sociolinguistic code shift to a stylistic level inappropriate to Carter as public personality and as presidential candidate.

Martha Solomon



Jimmy Carter and Playboy: A Sociolinguistic Perspective.  

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Research by Martin Joos and John J. Gumperz to develop a perspective for rhetorical analysis. Carter's final remarks in his Playboy interview are shown to reflect an ineffective sociolinguistic code shift to a stylistic level inappropriate to Carter as public personality and as presidential candidate. (JF)

Solomon, Martha



Ferroelectrics, 331:103120, 2006 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC  

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of a Ferroelectric Hyperthermia Phased Array OSAMA M. AL-BATAINEH,1 T. DOUGLAS MAST,2 EUN-JOO PARK,1, VICTOR W probe for hyperthermia treatment of prostate cancer. A 3D acous- tical prostate model was created arrays com- posed the 80 elements hyperthermia array. Good agreement between the exposimetry and the k

Mast, T. Douglas


Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy Hydrogen Embrittlement in  

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( ) Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang and TWIP Steels By Ryu, Joo Hyun Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy

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Master thesis Model for Mechanical Properties  

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of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University-Rolled Steels By Ryu, Joo Hyun Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Science in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Pohang, Korea December

Cambridge, University of


Speech Recognition in Mobile Environments  

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for their comments and feedback. I am indebted to the whole current and past members of the SPHINX group, and the Robust Speech Recognition group for the great intellectual infrastructure they have accumulated at CMU contributions. In addition, Pedro, Evandro, Matt, Sam-Joo, Uday, Jon, and Mike have constituted a great team all

Stern, Richard


The Comparison of Visual Working Memory Representations With Perceptual Inputs  

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the observer can make a manual change detection response. Keywords: Visual working memory, visual shortThe Comparison of Visual Working Memory Representations With Perceptual Inputs Joo-seok Hyun Chung University of Iowa Steven J. Luck University of California, Davis The human visual system can notice

Woodman, Geoffrey F.


Global Warming and Marine Carbon Cycle Feedbacks on  

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Global Warming and Marine Carbon Cycle Feedbacks on Future Atmospheric CO2 Fortunat Joos,* Gian simulations and collapses at high levels of carbon dioxide. Projected changes in the marine carbon cycle have, ocean circulation, and the marine carbon cycle in a world of continued carbon emissions. Rising

Schmittner, Andreas


Home Photo Retrieval: Time matters Philippe Mulhem1  

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Home Photo Retrieval: Time matters Philippe Mulhem1 and Joo-Hwee Lim2 1. IPAL-CNRS, 2. Abstract Temporal information has been regarded as a key vehicle for sorting and grouping home photos into albums associated with events. While time-based browsing might be adequate for relatively small photo

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AUTOMATED RESPIRATORY PHASE DETECTION BY ACOUSTICAL MEANS Joo S. Chuah , Zahra K. Moussavi of acoustical respiratory phase detection process without the aid of airflow measurement. Instead of measuring the airflow, a computerized algorithm was developed to detect respiratory phases using the breath sound

Moussavi, Zahra M. K.


Clinical Protection from Falciparum Malaria Correlates with Neutrophil Respiratory Bursts Induced by  

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by Merozoites Opsonized with Human Serum Antibodies Charlotte Joos1,2 , Laurence Marrama3¤a , Hannah E. J by Merozoites Opsonized with Human Serum Antibodies. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009871

Paris-Sud XI, Université de


Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy Anisotropy of Charpy Properties in  

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( ) Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang in Linepipe Steels by Joo, Min Sung Department of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy) Graduate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy

Cambridge, University of


Program of KOTAC 2002 Operator Theory and Its Applications  

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:50-14:30 On the invariant subspace problem Carl Pearcy (Texas A&M Univ, USA) 14:30-14:40 Coffee Break Chairman: Joo Ho Kang operators Il Bong Jung (Kyungpook National Univ, Korea) 13:50-14:10 Notes on the Heinz

Lee, Woo Young


Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (86th, Kansas City, Missouri, July 30-August 2, 2003). Communication Theory & Methodology Division.  

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The Communication Theory & Methodology Division of the proceedings contains the following 14 papers: "Interaction As a Unit of Analysis for Interactive Media Research: A Conceptualization" (Joo-Hyun Lee and Hairong Li); "Towards a Network Approach of Human Action: Theoretical Concepts and Empirical Observations in Media Organizations" (Thorsten



A 66fps 38mW Nearest Neighbor Matching Processor with Hierarchical VQ Algorithm for Real-Time Object Recognition  

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such as vehicle automation, robot localization, and face recognition [1-4]. Generally, it is divided into image recognition SoC [6]. To achieve high frame rate, both of software and hardware optimization are applied. First-Time Object Recognition Joo-Young Kim, Kwanho Kim, Seungjin Lee, Minsu Kim, and Hoi-Jun Yoo School of EECS

Yoo, Hoi-Jun


References and Notes 1. A ``fluffy-bunny'' is a cheap, manufactured toy given  

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References and Notes 1. A ``fluffy-bunny'' is a cheap, manufactured toy given as a prize in British for a cat, not discussed here, is to disentangle the particles, but this also amounts to recombination and destroys the cat. 16. E. Joos, H. D. Zeh, Z. Phys. B 59, 223 (1985). 17. W. H. Zurek, Phys. Today 44, 36

Aharonov, Yakir


Retention of ferrite in AluminiumAlloyed TRIPassisted steels  

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Retention of ­ferrite in Aluminium­Alloyed TRIP­assisted steels Young Joo Choi1, Dong­Woo Suh1 of excess ­ferrite in the microstructure observed at ambient temperature. These provided valuable information for comparison against kinetic simulations which prove that the excess ferrite cannot

Cambridge, University of


A Framework for Interaction and Cognitive Engagement in Connectivist Learning Contexts  

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Interaction has always been highly valued in education, especially in distance education (Moore, 1989; Anderson, 2003; Chen, 2004a; Woo & Reeves, 2007; Wang, 2013; Conrad, in press). It has been associated with motivation (Mahle, 2011; Wen-chi, et al., 2011), persistence (Tello, 2007; Joo, Lim, & Kim, 2011), deep learning (Offir, et al.,

Wang, Zhijun; Chen, Li; Anderson, Terry



Teaching to Unlearn Community in Order to Make a Claim to Community  

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In this essay Duck-Joo Kwak explores a moral perfectionist approach to citizenship education, which is distinct from liberal and communitarian models. One of educational challenges to this approach is how to cultivate our students' sense of membership, which is shaped by a thick sense of the good life, while being not merely compatible with but

Kwak, Duck-Joo



Anthropogenic carbon emissions force atmospheric CO2 far above the natural  

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al., 2005). A particular concern of this "ocean acidification" is its impact on marine organisms and ecosystems (Doney et al., 2009). We investigate ocean acidification with the comprehensive NCAR global and Irreversible Ocean Acidification Marco Steinacher, Thomas L. Frölicher and Fortunat Joos Climate

Fortunat, Joos


Collision Strength Estimation and Preemptive Steering Control for Post-Impact Vehicle Motion Control  

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System ­ Crashworthin -ess Data System) data [2-4] indicate that multiple impact crashes have increased Motion Control Byung-joo Kim, Huei Peng The University of Michigan G041 Lay Auto Lab, University the risk of subsequent crashes after an initial impact, sufficiently fast decision and control are desired

Peng, Huei



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proteinsSTRUCTURE O FUNCTION O BIOINFORMATICS FUNCTION: PREDICTIONS Protein-binding site prediction interaction by docking.2 Recently, much attention is drawn to the atomistic description of protein based on three-dimensional protein modeling Mina Oh, Keehyoung Joo, and Jooyoung Lee* School

Lee, Jooyoung


History Honors Symposium 2006 William L. Clements Library  

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) Shreya Sengupta, Alexandra Sloan, Jane Simon, Sang Woo Kim, Adam Rottenberg, Tracy Gierada, Dayla Rogers Joo, Julia Cooperman, Rohan Shetty, Juan Rojas, Michael Miller, Timothy Retzloff, Gabe Edelson, Carl. Tonsor History of Ideas Award: Dayla Rogers A House of Mirrors: Representations of Veiling in Modern

Edwards, Paul N.


504 Min et al. Human NDP kinase A Acta Cryst. (2000). D56, 504505 crystallization papers  

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Song,a Changsoo Chang,a Seung-Je Cho,a Jinho Moon,a Jin Kuk Yang,a Jae Young Lee,a Kong-Joo Leeb and Se = 82.29 A? , = 101.33 . The asymmetric unit contains a homohexamer, with a corresponding crystal

Suh, Se Won


Depolarization effect in optical absorption measurements of one-and two-dimensional nanostructures  

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nanostructures Lihong H. Herman, Cheol-Joo Kim, Zenghui Wang, Moon-Ho Jo, and Jiwoong Park Citation: Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 123102 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4752889 View online: View Table of Contents: Published by the American Institute

Jo, Moon-Ho


Financial Stress, Self-Efficacy, and Financial Help-Seeking Behavior of College Students  

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Financial stress and self-efficacy are examined in relationship to college students' financial help-seeking behavior utilizing Grable and Joo's (1999) framework. A cognitive approach is taken by focusing on the moderating role of financial self-efficacy on the relationship between financial stress and financial help-seeking. Data from

Lim, HanNa; Heckman, Stuart J.; Letkiewicz, Jodi C.; Montalto, Catherine P.



9, 11651235, 2013 Radiocarbon  

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) in the atmosphere. The latter is modulated by changes in the strength of the magnetic field enclosed in the5 solar into the solar modulation potential () using the latest geomag- netic field reconstruction and linked to a recentCPD 9, 1165­1235, 2013 Radiocarbon production and solar activity R. Roth and F. Joos Title Page

Fortunat, Joos


Examination of protein degradation in continuous flow, microbial electrolysis cells treating fermentation wastewater  

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fermentation wastewater Joo-Youn Nam a,b , Matthew D. Yates a , Zehra Zaybak a,c , Bruce E. Logan a Chester, PA 19383, USA h i g h l i g h t s Continuous H2 gas production from fermentation wastewater August 2014 Keywords: Carbohydrate Fermentation Hydrogen Microbial electrolysis cell Protein a b s t r


RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Regulation of Polar Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis by  

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Sahana3 , Jeong-Sun Han4 , Seeta Nyayapathy1 , Jung-Yeon Lee4 , Joo-Won Suh4 , Sang Hee Lee4 , Steve J Phosphorylation in Mycobacteria Charul Jani1 , Hyungjin Eoh2 , Jae Jin Lee4 , Khozima Hamasha3 , Moodakare Bheema

Rehse, Steven J.


A selective sweep on a deleterious mutation in the CPT1A gene in Arctic populations  

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1 A selective sweep on a deleterious mutation in the CPT1A gene in Arctic populations FlorianJ.Clemente1,18,AlexiaCardona1,18,*,CharlotteE.Inchley1,BenjaminM.Peter2,Guy Jacobs3,4,LucaPagani1,DanielJ.Lawson5,TiagoAnto6... intake is low 4. The extent to which the c.1436C>T mutation contributes to disorders associated with CPT1 deficiency such as hypoketotic hypoglycemia and sudden infant death syndrome is still unclear. The derived allele has been reported as being...

Clemente, Florian J.; Cardona, Alexia; Inchley, Charlotte E.; Peter, Benjamin M.; Jacobs, Guy; Pagani, Luca; Lawson, Daniel J.; Anto, Tiago; Vicente, Mrio; Mitt, Mario; DeGiorgio, Michael; Faltyskova, Zuzana; Xue, Yali; Ayub, Qasim; Szpak, Michal; Mgi, Reedik; Eriksson, Anders; Manica, Andrea; Raghavan, Maanasa; Rasmussen, Morten; Rasmussen, Simon; Willerslev, Eske; Vidal?Puig, Antonio; Tyler?Smith, Chris; Villems, Richard; Nielsen, Rasmus; Metspalu, Mait; Malyarchuk, Boris; Derenko, Miroslava; Kivisild, Toomas



Redundancy and error resilience in Boolean networks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gene regulation of evolved organisms is marked by a high degree of reliability, despite its intrinsically noisy nature. We model reliable gene regulation as Boolean networks with redundant functions, and with a noise parameter playing the role of temperature. We show that dynamics on those networks is marked by a dynamical phase transition from non-ergodicity to ergodicity, as noise is increased. We obtain a general upper bound on the maximum amount of noise sustainable by any Boolean network, as a function of the number of inputs per node.[4pt] Relevant literature: Redundancy and error resilience in Boolean Networks, Tiago P. Peixoto, arXiv:0909.1740v1 (2009)

Peixoto, Tiago



Departure from Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium in argon plasmas sustained in a Torche Injection Axiale sur Guide d'Ondes  

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Plasma torches are suitable plasma sources for a wide range of applications. The capability of these discharges to produce processes like sample excitation or decomposition of molecules inside them depends on the density of the plasma species and their energies (temperatures). The relation between these parameters determines the specific state of thermodynamic equilibrium in the discharge. Thus, the understanding of plasma possibilities for application purposes is related to the knowledge of the plasma thermodynamic equilibrium degree. In this paper a discussion about the equilibrium state for Ar plasmas generated by using a Torche Injection Axiale sur Guide d'Ondes, TIAGO device, is presented. Emission spectroscopy techniques were used to measure gas temperature and electron density at the exit of the nozzle torch and along the dart. Boltzmann-plots as well as bp parameters were calculated to characterize the type and degree of departure from partial Local Saha Equilibrium (pLSE). This study indicates that the closer situation to Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium (LTE) of the plasma corresponds to larger Ar flows which highlights the importance of the nitrogen (atmosphere surrounding the plasma) in the kinetics of Ar-TIAGO discharges.

Rincn, R.; Muoz, J.; Calzada, M. D.



(CO sub 2 uptake in an Ocean Circulation Model)  

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The traveler collaborated with Drs. J. L. Sarmiento and J. C. Orr of the Program in Atmospheric Sciences at Princeton University to finish the article A Perturbation Simulation of CO{sub 2} Uptake in an Ocean Circulation Model,'' which has been submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research for publication. With F. Joos, a graduate student from the University of Bern, the traveler started writing a journal article describing a box model of the global carbon cycle that is an extension of the one-dimensional box-diffusion model. The traveler further collaborated with F. Joos and Dr. J. L. Sarmiento on modeling the potential enhancement of oceanic CO{sub 2} uptake by fertilizing the southern ocean with iron. A letter describing the results is currently being written for the journal Nature.

Siegenthaler, U.C.



Metalloenzyme chemistry: thermostability study and metal dissociation constant measurement of thermolysin, Co? substituted thermolysin, E. coli Zn?-FDP aldolase, and Co? substituted E. coli FDP aldolase  

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of my advisory committee. I also would like to thank all the members in Dr. Wong's group during those last years: Dale, Rick, Marcel, Bob, Kenj i, Blair, Carlos, Dick, Christine, Linda, Brigitte, Gordon, Yi-Fang, Mahn-Joo, Bill, Jim Lalonde, Jim... higher activity than that of the native enzyme. For example, carboxypeptidase A and thermolysin were reported to restore 200% activity relative to the native enzymes. The behavior of Co substituted enzymes could be related to their different...

Chen, Yie Lane



Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance  

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Optimizing HVAC Control to Improve Building Comfort and Energy Performance L. Song, I. Joo, D. Dong, and M. Liu, Ph.D., P.E. Energy Systems Laboratory University of Nebraska J. Wang, K. Hansen Business Energy Solutions & Technologies... disadvantages: (1) excessive building by-pass flow, e.g., the temperature difference between chilled water supply and return can be as low as 2? F, (2) low load operation of both chillers, (3) excessive primary pump power and condensed water pump...

Song, L.; Joo, I.; Dong, D.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K.; Quiroz, L.; Swiatek, A.



Environmental Assessment: geothermal direct heat project, Marlin, Texas  

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The Federal action addressed by this Environmental Assessment (EA) is joint funding the retrofitting of a heating and hot water system in a hospital at Marlin, Texas, with a geothermal preheat system. The project will be located within the existing hospital boiler room. One supply well was drilled in an existing adjacent parking lot. It was necessary to drill the well prior to completion of this environmental assessment in order to confirm the reservoir and to obtain fluids for analysis in order to assess the environmental effects of fluid disposal. Fluid from operation will be disposed of by discharging it directly into existing street drains, which will carry the fluid to Park Lake and eventually the Brazos River. Fluid disposal activities are regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission. The local geology is determined by past displacements in the East Texas Basin. Boundaries are marked by the Balcones and the Mexia-Talco fault systems. All important water-bearing formations are in the cretaceous sedimentary rocks and are slightly to highly saline. Geothermal fluids are produced from the Trinity Group; they range from approximately 3600 to 4000 ppM TDS. Temperatures are expected to be above 64/sup 0/C (147/sup 0/F). Surface water flows southeastward as a part of the Brazos River Basin. The nearest perennial stream is the Brazos River 5.6 km (3.5 miles) away, to which surface fluids will eventually discharge. Environmental impacts of construction were small because of the existing structures and paved areas. Construction run-off and geothermal flow-test fluid passed through a small pond in the city park, lowering its water quality, at least temporarily. Construction noise was not out of character with existing noises around the hospital.

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Deep structure of the Texas Gulf passive margin and its Ouachita-Precambrian basement: Results of the COCORP San Marcos arch survey  

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This COCORP deep seismic survey provides a comprehensive image of the southeast-Texas part of the Gulf passive margin and its accreted Ouachita arc foundation. Beneath the updip limit of the Cenozoic sediment wedge, a prominent antiformal structure is imaged within the interior zone of the buried late Paleozoic Ouachita orogen. The structure appears to involve Precambrian Grenville basement. The crest of the antiform is coincident with the Cretaceous-Tertiary Luling-Mexia-Talco fault zone. Some of these faults dip to the northwest, counter to the general regional pattern of down-to-the-basin faulting, and appear to sole into the top of the antiform, suggesting that the Ouachita structure has been reactivated as a hingeline to the subsiding passive margin. The antiform may be tied via this fault system and the Ouachita gravity gradient to the similar Devils River, Waco, and Benton uplifts, interpreted as Precambrian basement-cored massifs. Above the Paleozoic sequence, a possible rift-related graben is imaged near the updip limit of Jurassic salt. Paleoshelf edges of the major Tertiary depositional sequences are marked by expanded sections disrupted by growth faults and shale diapirs. Within the Wilcox Formation, the transect crosses the mouth of the 900-m-deep Yoakum Canyon, a principal pathway of sediment delivery from the Laramide belt to the Gulf. Beneath the Wilcox, the Comanchean (Lower Cretaceous) shelf edge, capped by the Stuart City reef, is imaged as a pronounced topographic break onlapped by several moundy sediment packages. Because this segment of the line parallels strike, the topographic break may be interpreted as a 2,000-m-deep embayment in the Cretaceous shelf-edge, and possibly a major submarine canyon older and deeper than the Yoakum Canyon.

Culotta, R.; Latham, T.; Oliver, J.; Brown, L.; Kaufman, S. (Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)); Sydow, M. (Pennzoil, Houston, TX (United States))



Search for New Particles Leading to Z+jets Final States in pp Collisions at T. Aaltonen,23  

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A. Castro,5 P. Catastini,46 D. Cauz,54 M. Cavalli-Sforza,3 A. Cerri,29 L. Cerritom ,31 S.H. Chang,28. Chokheli,15 J.P. Chou,22 G. Choudalakis,33 S.H. Chuang,52 K. Chung,12 W.H. Chung,59 Y.S. Chung,49 M. Jeans,51 E.J. Jeon,28 S. Jindariani,18 W. Johnson,7 M. Jones,48 K.K. Joo,28 S.Y. Jun,12 J.E. Jung,28 T


Fermilab-PUB-08-369-E1 2 Measurement of the top quark mass with dilepton events selected using3  

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,31 S.H. Chang,28 15 Y.C. Chen,1 M. Chertok,8 G. Chiarelli,47 G. Chlachidze,18 F. Chlebana,18 K. Cho,28 D. Chokheli,16 J.P. Chou,23 16 G. Choudalakis,33 S.H. Chuang,53 K. Chung,13 W.H. Chung,60 Y 36 W. Johnson,8 M. Jones,49 K.K. Joo,28 S.Y. Jun,13 J.E. Jung,28 T.R. Junk,18 T. Kamon,54 D. Kar,19 P

Whiteson, Shimon


Continuous Commissioning of Public Schools  

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Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77843 Dayu Dong, Ph.D. Li Song, Ph.D. Ik-Seong Joo, Ph.D. Engineering Director VP of Engineering Engineering Director Bes-Tech Inc. Dallas, TX 75231 ABSTRACT Continuous...: Electricity baseline model for Pickle Elementary School. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 20406080100 Billed Period Average Tdb [F] B ille d A v e r a g e G a s U s e [C C F /d a y ] Pre-CC Gas Use Post_CC Gas Use Figure 4: Natural gas baseline...

Joo, I. S.; Turner, W. D.; Song, L.; Dong, D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Napper, G.; Wei, G.



Two Derivations of the Master Equation of Quantum Brownian Motion  

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Central to many discussion of decoherence is a master equation for the reduced density matrix of a massive particle experiencing scattering from its surrounding environment, such as that of Joos and Zeh. Such master equations enjoy a close relationship with spontaneous localization models, like the GRW model. This aim of this paper is to present two derivations of the master equation. The first derivation is a pedagogical model designed to illustrate the origins of the master equation as simply as possible, focusing on physical principles and without the complications of S-matrix theory. This derivation may serve as a useful tutorial example for students attempting to learn this subject area. The second is the opposite: a very general derivation using non-relativistic many body field theory. It reduces to the equation of the type given by Joos and Zeh in the one-particle sector, but correcting certain numerical factors which have recently become significant in connection with experimental tests of decoherence. This master equation also emphasizes the role of local number density as the ``preferred basis'' for decoherence in this model.

J. J. Halliwell



Neoarchean and Paleoproterozoic granitoids marginal to the Jeceaba-Bom Sucesso lineament (SE border of the southern So Francisco craton): Genesis and tectonic evolution  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sialic crust of the southern So Francisco craton along the Jeceaba-Bom Sucesso lineament, central-southern part of Minas Gerais (Brazil), encompasses, among other rock types, Neoarchean and Paleoproterozoic granitoids. These granitoids, according to their petrographic, lithogeochemical and geochronologic characteristics, were grouped into two Neoarchean suites (Samambaia-Bom Sucesso and Salto Paraopeba-Babilnia) and three Paleoproterozoic suites (Cassiterita-Tabues, Ritpolis and So Tiago). Varied processes and tectonic environments were involved in the genesis of these suites. In particular, the lithogeochemistry of the (Archean and Paleoproterozoic) TTG-type granitoids indicates an origin by partial melting of hydrated basaltic crust in a subduction environment. In the Neoarchean, between 2780 and 2703 Ma, a dominant TTG granitoid genesis related to an active continental margin was followed by another granite genesis related to crustal anatexis processes at 2612-2550 Ma. In the Paleoproterozoic, the generation of TTG and granites s.s. occurred at three distinct times: 2162, 2127 and 1887 Ma. This fact, plus the rock-type diversity produced by this granite genesis, indicates that the continental margin of the southern portion of the So Francisco craton was affected by more than one consumption episode of oceanic crust, involving different island arc segments, and the late Neoarchean consolidate continent. A Paleoproterozoic tectonic evolution in three stages is proposed in this work.

Campos, Jos Carlos Sales; Carneiro, Maurcio Antnio



Attaining sub-classical metrology in lossy systems with entangled coherent states  

E-print Network

Quantum mechanics allows entanglement enhanced measurements to be performed, but loss remains an obstacle in constructing realistic quantum metrology schemes. However, recent work has revealed that entangled coherent states (ECSs) have the potential to perform robust sub-classical measurements [J. Joo et. al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 83601 (2011)]. Up to now no read out scheme has been devised which exploits this robust nature of ECSs, but we present here an experimentally accessible method of achieving precision close to the theoretical bound, even with loss. We show substantial improvements over unentangled "classical" states and highly-entangled NOON states for a wide range of loss values, elevating quantum metrology to a realizable technology in the near future.

P. A. Knott; W. J. Munro; J. A. Dunningham




NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Leadership Team of the IAHR Committee for Hydraulic Machinery and Systems Eduard EGUSQUIZA, UPC Barcelona, Spain, Chair Franois AVELLAN, EPFL-LMH, Switzerland, Past Chair Richard K FISHER, Voith Hydro Inc., USA, Past Chair Fidel ARZOLA, Edelca, Venezuela Michel COUSTON, Alstom Hydro, France Niklas DAHLBCKCK, Vatenfall, Sweden Normand DESY, Andritz VA TECH Hydro Ltd., Canada Chisachi KATO, University of Tokyo, Japan Andrei LIPEJ, Turboinstitut, Slovenija Torbjrn NIELSEN, NTNU, Norway Romeo SUSAN-RESIGA, 'Politehnica' University Timisoara, Romania Stefan RIEDELBAUCH, Stuggart University, Germany Albert RUPRECHT, Stuttgart University, Germany Qing-Hua SHI, Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co., China Geraldo TIAGO, Universidade Federal de Itajub, Brazil International Advisory Committee Shouqi YUAN (principal) Jiangsu University China QingHua SHI (principal) Dong Fang Electrical Machinery Co. China Fidel ARZOLA EDELCA Venezuela Thomas ASCHENBRENNER Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Anton BERGANT Litostroj Power doo Slovenia B C BHAOYAL Research & Technology Centre India Hermod BREKKE NTNU Norway Stuart COULSON Voith Hydro Inc. USA Paul COOPER Fluid Machinery Research Inc USA V A DEMIANOV Power Machines OJSC Russia Bart van ESCH Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherland Arno GEHRER Andritz Hydro Graz Austria Akira GOTO Ebara Corporation Japan Adiel GUINZBURG The Boeing Company USA D-H HELLMANN KSB AG Germany Ashvin HOSANGADI Combustion Research and Flow Technology USA Byung-Sun HWANG Korea Institute of Material Science Korea Toshiaki KANEMOTO Kyushu Institute of Technology Japan Mann-Eung KIM Korean Register of Shipping Korea Jiri KOUTNIK Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG Germany Jinkook LEE Eaton Corporation USA Young-Ho LEE Korea Maritime University Korea Woo-Seop LIM Hyosung Goodsprings Inc Korea Jun MATSUI Yokohama National University Japan Kazuyoshi Mitsubishi H I Ltd, Japan MIYAGAWA Christophe NICOLET Power Vision Engineering Srl Switzerland Maryse PAGE Hydro Quebec IREQ, Varennes Canada Etienne PARKINSON Andritz Hydro Ltd. Switzerland B V S S S PRASAD Indian Institute of Technology Madras India Stefan RIEDELBAUCH Stuttgart University Germany Michel SABOURIN Alstom Hydro Canada Inc Canada Bruno SCHIAVELLO Flowserve Corporation USA Katsumasa SHIMMEI Hitachi Ltd Japan Christoph SINGRTN VDMA Germany Ale? SKOTAK CKD Blansko Engineering, a s Czech Republic Toshiaki SUZUKI Toshiba Corporation Japan Andy C C TAN Queensland University of Technology Australia Geraldo TIAGO FILHO Universidade Federal de Itajuba Brazi Thi C VU Andritz Hydro Ltd Canada Satoshi WATANABE Kyushu University Japan S H WINOTO National University of Singapore Singapore Woo-Seong WOO STX Institute of Technology Korea International Technical Committee Franois AVELLAN (principal) EPFL-LMH Switzerland Xingqi LUO (principal) Xi'an University of Technology China Martin BHLE Kaiserslautern University Germany Gerard BOIS ENSAM France Young-Seok CHOI KITECH Korea Luca d'AGOSTINO University of Pisa Italy Eduard EGUSQUIZA Polytechnical University Catalonia Spain Arpad FAY University of Miskolcz Hungary Richard FISHER Voith Hydro Inc USA Regiane FORTES-PATELLA Institute Polytechnique de Grenoble France Aleksandar GAJIC University of Belgrade Serbia Jos GONZLEZ Universidad de Oviedo Spain Franois GUIBAULT Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Canada Toshiaki IKOHAGI Tohoku University Japan Chisachi KATO University of Tokyo Japan Kwang-Yong KIM Inha University Korea Youn-Jea KIM Sungkyunkwan University Korea Smaine KOUIDRI Universit Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) France Shengcai LI Warwick University UK Adrian LUNGU Dunarea de Jos University of Galati Romania Torbjm K NIELSEN NTNU Norway Michihiro NISHI Tsinghua University China Peter PELZ Darmstadt University Germany Frantisek POCHYLY Brno University Czech Republic Albert RUPRECHT University of Stuttgart Germany Rudolf SCHILLING Technische University Mnchen Germany Wei SHYY HKUST Hong Kong,China Romeo SUSAN-RESIGA Politehnica University of Timisoara Romania Kazuhiro TANAKA Kyushu Institute of



Process development and techno-economic analysis of a novel process for MeOH production from CO2 using solar-thermal energy.  

SciTech Connect

Mitigating and overcoming environmental problems brought about by the current worldwide fossil fuel-based energy infrastructure requires the creation of innovative alternatives. In particular, such alternatives must actively contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions via carbon recycling and a shift to the use of renewable sources of energy. Carbon neutral transformation of biomass to liquid fuels is one of such alternatives, but it is limited by the inherently low energy efficiency of photosynthesis with regard to the net production of biomass. Researchers have thus been looking for alternative, energy-efficient chemical routes inspired in the biological transformation of solar power, CO2 and H2O into useful chemicals; specifically, liquid fuels. Methanol has been the focus of a fair number of publications for its versatility as a fuel, and its use as an intermediate chemical in the synthesis of many compounds. In some of these studies, (e.g. Joo et al., (2004), Mignard and Pritchard (2006), Galindo and Badr (2007)) CO2 and renewable H2 (e.g. electrolytic H2) are considered as the raw materials for the production of methanol and other liquid fuels. Several basic PFD diagrams have been proposed. One of the most promising is the so called CAMERE process (Joo et al., 1999 ). In this process, carbon dioxide and renewable hydrogen are fed to a first reactor and transformed according to: H2 + CO2 <=> H2O + CO Reverse Water Gas Shift (RWGS) After eliminating the produced water the resulting H2/CO2/CO mixture is then feed to a second reactor where it is converted to methanol according to: CO2 + 3.H2 <=> CH3OH + H2O Methanol Synthesis (MS) CO + H2O <=> CO2 + H2 Water Gas Shift (WGS) The approach here is to produce enough CO to eliminate, via WGS, the water produced by MS. This is beneficial since water has been proven to block active sites in the MS catalyst. In this work a different process alternative is presented: One that combines the CO2 recycling of the CAMERE process and the use of solar energy implicit in some of the biomass-based process, but in this case with the potential high energy efficiency of thermo-chemical transformations.

Henao, Carlos (University of Wisconsin); Kim, Jiyong (University of Wisconsin); Johnson, Terry Alan; Stechel, Ellen Beth; Dedrick, Daniel E.; Maravelias, Christos T. (University of Wisconsin); Miller, James Edward



Decoherence plus spontaneous symmetry breakdown generate the ``ohmic`` view of the state-vector collapse  

SciTech Connect

The collapse of the state-vector is described as a phase transition due to three features. First, there is the atrophying of indeterminacy for macroscopic objects -- including the measurement apparatus. Secondly, there is the environment decohering mechanism, as described by Zeh, Joos and others -- dominant in macroscopic objects. As a result, the classical background, an input in the Copenhagen prescriptions, is generated as an ``effective`` picture, similar to the ``effective`` introduction of Ohmic resistance or of thermodynamical variables, when going from the micro to the macroscopic; in this case, the collectivized substrate is provided by the multiplicity of photon scatterings, etc., on top of the effect of the large number of particles in macroscopic objects. Thirdly, there is the Everett ``branching``, i.e. the materialization of one of the now decoherent states, accompanied by the destruction of the other branches. By definition, quantum indeterminancy represents a symmetry; in a measurement, or in a branching, this symmetry is broken ``spontaneously``, involving a Ginzburg-Landau type potential with asymmetric minima, thus concretizing the quantum ``dice`` without the burden of ``many worlds``. The authors review and systematize the various phase transitions relating quantum to classical phenomena.

Ne`eman, Y. [Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel). Beverly and Raymond Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences]|[Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Center for Particle Physics



Induced Superconductivity in Nanowires and Nanotubes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study experimentally electron transport in 1 dimensional semiconductor nanowires (consisting of InAs and InP combinations) and carbon nanotubes. The wires are connected to superconducting source-drain contacts with gate electrodes in the substrate or on the surface. In the regime of weak coupling to the contacts we observe Coulomb blockade effects. We present level spectroscopy including a determination of the spin states. In the regime of strong coupling to the contacts interference effects are observed. In this regime and using superconducting contacts, we find supercurrents flowing through InAs-nanowires over micrometer length scales. The critical current is tunable by gate voltage, thus realizing so-called JOFETs (Josephson FETs) [1]. When we define quantum dots in between superconducting contacts the direction of the supercurrent is determined by the single electron spin state in the quantum dot [2,3]. 1. Yong-Joo Doh, Jorden A. van Dam, Aarnoud L. Roest, Erik P. A. M. Bakkers, Leo P. Kouwenhoven, and Silvano De Franceschi, Tunable supercurrent through semiconductor nanowires, Science 309, 272-275 (2005) 2. P. Jarillo-Herrero, J.A. van Dam and L.P. Kouwenhoven, Quantum supercurrent transistors in carbon nanotubes, Nature 439, 953-956 (2006) 3. Jorden A. Van Dam, Yuli V. Nazarov, Erik P.A.M. Bakkers, Silvano De Franceschi and Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Supercurrent reversal in quantum dots, Nature 442, 667-670 (2006)

Kouwenhoven, Leo



Insight into structure-function relationship in phenol-soluble modulins using an alanine screen of the phenol-soluble modulin (PSM) ?3 peptide  

PubMed Central

Phenol-soluble modulins (PSMs) are a family of peptides with multiple functions in staphylococcal pathogenesis. To gain insight into the structural features affecting PSM functions, we analyzed an alanine substitution library of PSM?3, a strongly cytolytic and proinflammatory PSM of Staphylococcus aureus with a significant contribution to S. aureus virulence. Lysine residues were essential for both receptor-dependent proinflammatory and receptor-independent cytolytic activities. Both phenotypes also required additional structural features, with the C terminus being crucial for receptor activation. Biofilm formation was affected mostly by hydrophobic amino acid positions, suggesting that the capacity to disrupt hydrophobic interactions is responsible for the effect of PSMs on biofilm structure. Antimicrobial activity, absent from natural PSM?3, could be created by the exchange of large hydrophobic side chains, indicating that PSM?3 has evolved to exhibit cytolytic rather than antimicrobial activity. In addition to gaining insight into the structure-function relationship in PSMs, our study identifies nontoxic PSM?3 derivatives for active vaccination strategies and lays the foundation for future efforts aimed to understand the biological role of PSM recognition by innate host defense.Cheung, G. Y., Kretschmer, D., Queck, S. Y., Joo, H.-S., Wang, R., Duong, A. C., Nguyen, T. H., Bach, T.-H., Porter, A. R., DeLeo, F. R., Peschel, A., Otto, M. Insight into structure-function relationship in phenol-soluble modulins using an alanine screen of the phenol-soluble modulin (PSM) ?3 peptide. PMID:24008753

Cheung, Gordon Y. C.; Kretschmer, Dorothee; Queck, Shu Y.; Joo, Hwang-Soo; Wang, Rong; Duong, Anthony C.; Nguyen, Thuan H.; Bach, Thanh-Huy L.; Porter, Adeline R.; DeLeo, Frank R.; Peschel, Andreas; Otto, Michael



Maximum warming occurs about one decade after a carbon dioxide emission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is known that carbon dioxide emissions cause the Earth to warm, but no previous study has focused on examining how long it takes to reach maximum warming following a particular CO2 emission. Using conjoined results of carbon-cycle and physical-climate model intercomparison projects (Taylor et al 2012, Joos et al 2013), we find the median time between an emission and maximum warming is 10.1 years, with a 90% probability range of 6.630.7 years. We evaluate uncertainties in timing and amount of warming, partitioning them into three contributing factors: carbon cycle, climate sensitivity and ocean thermal inertia. If uncertainty in any one factor is reduced to zero without reducing uncertainty in the other factors, the majority of overall uncertainty remains. Thus, narrowing uncertainty in century-scale warming depends on narrowing uncertainty in all contributing factors. Our results indicate that benefit from avoided climate damage from avoided CO2 emissions will be manifested within the lifetimes of people who acted to avoid that emission. While such avoidance could be expected to benefit future generations, there is potential for emissions avoidance to provide substantial benefit to current generations.

Ricke, Katharine L.; Caldeira, Ken



In situ sensor techniques in modern bioprocess monitoring.  


New reactor concepts as multi-parallel screening systems or disposable bioreactor systems for decentralized and reproducible production increase the need for new and easy applicable sensor technologies to access data for process control. These sophisticated reactor systems require sensors to work with the lowest sampling volumes or, even better, to measure directly in situ, but in situ sensors are directly incorporated into a reactor or fermenter within the sterility barrier and have therefore to stand the sterilization procedures. Consequently, these in situ sensor technologies should enable the measurement of multi-analytes simultaneously online and in real-time at a low price for the robust sensing element. Current research therefore focuses on the implementation of noninvasive spectroscopic and optical technologies, and tries to employ them through fiber optics attached to disposable sensing connectors. Spectroscopic methods reach from ultraviolet to infrared and further comprising fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Also, optic techniques like microscopy are adapted for the direct use in bioreactor systems (Ulber et al. in Anal Bioanal Chem 376:342-348, 2003) as well as various electrochemical methods (Joo and Brown in Chem Rev 108:638-651, 2008). This review shows the variety of modern in situ sensing principles in bioprocess monitoring with emphasis on spectroscopic and optical techniques and the progress in the adaption to latest reactor concepts. PMID:21785932

Beutel, Sascha; Henkel, Steffen



Microstructure of a polymer glass overaged by application of instantaneous shear strains  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When applying a transient shear on jammed colloidal suspensions, Viassnoff and Lequeux (Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 065701 (2002)) observed both rejuvenation and overaging in the system, as the relaxation times are altered in a non- trivial way. Application of instantaneous, one-time shear deformations on a polymer glass by molecular dynamics simulations produces a similar behavior (M.L. Wallace and B. Jo'os, Phys. Rev. Lett., in press). Two regimes are observed corresponding to elastic and plastic strains. Of particular interest are deformations in the plastic regime, above the yield strain (?>0.1), where the characteristic relaxation times ?1/2 increase exponentially with ?, after a long waiting time tw following the deformation. We are in the process of understanding the nature of this state of the glass. There is a slight increase in the average energy of the inherent structures , in particular in the inter-chain component. The bond orientational order parameter appears to increase especially in the elastic regime. The shear modulus decreases. And there are significant changes in the distribution of relaxation times. The average shifts to larger times, and the distribution broadens and resembles more a Gaussian. These properties suggest that, above the yield strain, the system becomes more homogeneous, and possibly less jammed.

Joos, Bela; Wallace, Matthew L.



Rudolf Mssbauer in Munich  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mssbauer and one of the authors (PK) started in 1949 studying physics at the Technische Hochschule Mnchen (THM), which was still under reconstruction from the war damages. It offered two directions for studying physics: "Physik A" and "Physik B." I took courses in "Physik A," which meant Technical Physics; Mssbauer studied "Physik B," which was General Physics. Actually, the lectures of both directions were not too different up to the forth semester, followed by a "pre-diploma" examination, which Mssbauer passed in 1952. I as "Physik A" student had besides the various physics, chemistry, and mathematics courses, in addition lectures in Technical Electricity, Technical Mechanics, Technical Thermodynamics, and later Measurement Engineering offered by very famous professors, such as W.O. Schumann, L. Fppl, W. Nuelt, and H. Piloty. Our physics teachers were G. Joos (Experimental physics), G. Hettner (Theoretical Physics), and W. Meissner (Technical Physics); in mathematics, we enjoyed lectures by J. Lense and R. Sauer, and interesting chemistry lectures by W. Hieber. Thus we received a high-class classical education, but quantum mechanics was not a compulsory subject. Mssbauer complained about this deficiency when he realized that the effect he found was a quantum mechanical phenomenon. Quantum mechanics was offered as an optional subject by Prof. Fick and Prof. Haug. Mssbauer just missed to take these advanced lectures, although he was highly talented in mathematics and received even a tutoring position in the mathematics institute of Prof. R. Sauer, while I worked in engineering projects and had extensive industrial training.

Kalvius, G. M.; Kienle, P.


Discontinuous nonequilibrium phase transitions in a nonlinearly pulse-coupled excitable lattice model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study a modified version of the stochastic susceptible-infected-refractory-susceptible (SIRS) model by employing a nonlinear (exponential) reinforcement in the contagion rate and no diffusion. We run simulations for complete and random graphs as well as d -dimensional hypercubic lattices (for d=3,2,1 ). For weak nonlinearity, a continuous nonequilibrium phase transition between an absorbing and an active phase is obtained, such as in the usual stochastic SIRS model [Joo and Lebowitz, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036114 (2004)]. However, for strong nonlinearity, the nonequilibrium transition between the two phases can be discontinuous for d?2 , which is confirmed by well-characterized hysteresis cycles and bistability. Analytical mean-field results correctly predict the overall structure of the phase diagram. Furthermore, contrary to what was observed in a model of phase-coupled stochastic oscillators with a similar nonlinearity in the coupling [Wood , Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 145701 (2006)], we did not find a transition to a stable (partially) synchronized state in our nonlinearly pulse-coupled excitable elements. For long enough refractory times and high enough nonlinearity, however, the system can exhibit collective excitability and unstable stochastic oscillations.

Assis, Vladimir R. V.; Copelli, Mauro



Geochemistry of oceanic carbonatites compared with continental carbonatites: mantle recycling of oceanic crustal carbonate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Major and trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb-O-C isotopic compositions are presented for carbonatites from the Cape Verde (Brava, Fogo, So Tiago, Maio and So Vicente) and Canary (Fuerteventura) Islands. Carbonatites show pronounced enrichment in Ba, Th, REE, Sr and Pb in comparison to most silicate volcanic rocks and relative depletion in Ti, Zr, Hf, K and Rb. Calcio (calcitic)-carbonatites have primary (mantle-like) stable isotopic compositions and radiogenic isotopic compositions similar to HIMU-type ocean island basalts. Cape Verde carbonatites, however, have more radiogenic Pb isotope ratios (e.g. 206Pb/204Pb=19.3-20.4) than reported for silicate volcanic rocks from these islands (18.7-19.9 Gerlach et al. 1988; Kokfelt 1998). We interpret calcio-carbonatites to be derived from the melting of recycled carbonated oceanic crust (eclogite) with a recycling age of 1.6 Ga. Because of the degree of recrystallization, replacement of calcite by secondary dolomite and elevated ?13C and ?18O, the major and trace element compositions of the magnesio (dolomitic)-carbonatites are likely to reflect secondary processes. Compared with Cape Verde calcio-carbonatites, the less radiogenic Nd and Pb isotopic ratios and the negative ?7/4 of the magnesio-carbonatites (also observed in silicate volcanic rocks from the Canary and Cape Verde Islands) cannot be explained through secondary processes or through the assimilation of Cape Verde crust. These isotopic characteristics require the involvement of a mantle component that has thus far only been found in the Smoky Butte lamproites from Montana, which are believed to be derived from subcontinental lithospheric sources. Continental carbonatites show much greater variation in radiogenic isotopic composition than oceanic carbonatites, requiring a HIMU-like component similar to that observed in the oceanic carbonatites and enriched components. We interpret the enriched components to be Phanerozoic through Proterozoic marine carbonate (e.g. limestone) recycled through shallow, subcontinental-lithospheric-mantle and deep, lower-mantle sources.

Hoernle, Kaj; Tilton, George; Le Bas, Mike; Duggen, Svend; Garbe-Schnberg, Dieter


Geochemistry of oceanic carbonatites compared with continental carbonatites: mantle recycling of oceanic crustal carbonate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Major and trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb-O-C isotopic compositions are presented for carbonatites from the Cape Verde (Brava, Fogo, So Tiago, Maio and So Vicente) and Canary (Fuerteventura) Islands. Carbonatites show pronounced enrichment in Ba, Th, REE, Sr and Pb in comparison to most silicate volcanic rocks and relative depletion in Ti, Zr, Hf, K and Rb. Calcio (calcitic)-carbonatites have primary (mantle-like) stable isotopic compositions and radiogenic isotopic compositions similar to HIMU-type ocean island basalts. Cape Verde carbonatites, however, have more radiogenic Pb isotope ratios (e.g. 206Pb/204Pb=19.3-20.4) than reported for silicate volcanic rocks from these islands (18.7-19.9 Gerlach et al. 1988; Kokfelt 1998). We interpret calcio-carbonatites to be derived from the melting of recycled carbonated oceanic crust (eclogite) with a recycling age of 1.6 Ga. Because of the degree of recrystallization, replacement of calcite by secondary dolomite and elevated ?13C and ?18O, the major and trace element compositions of the magnesio (dolomitic)-carbonatites are likely to reflect secondary processes. Compared with Cape Verde calcio-carbonatites, the less radiogenic Nd and Pb isotopic ratios and the negative ?7/4 of the magnesio-carbonatites (also observed in silicate volcanic rocks from the Canary and Cape Verde Islands) cannot be explained through secondary processes or through the assimilation of Cape Verde crust. These isotopic characteristics require the involvement of a mantle component that has thus far only been found in the Smoky Butte lamproites from Montana, which are believed to be derived from subcontinental lithospheric sources. Continental carbonatites show much greater variation in radiogenic isotopic composition than oceanic carbonatites, requiring a HIMU-like component similar to that observed in the oceanic carbonatites and enriched components. We interpret the enriched components to be Phanerozoic through Proterozoic marine carbonate (e.g. limestone) recycled through shallow, subcontinental-lithospheric-mantle and deep, lower-mantle sources.

Hoernle, Kaj; Tilton, George; Le Bas, Mike; Duggen, Svend; Garbe-Schnberg, Dieter



Rotationally Resolved High-Resolution Laser Spectroscopy of the S_{1} ? S_{0} Transition of Naphthalene and Cl-NAPHTHALENE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Rotationally resolved high-resolution fluorescence excitation spectra and the Zeeman effects of 0-0 band of S_{1} ? S_{0} electronic transition have been observed for naphthalene, 1-Cl naphthalene (1-ClN), and 2-Cl naphthalene (2-ClN). Sub-Doppler excitation spectra were measured by crossing a single-mode UV laser beam perpendicular to a collimated molecular beam. The typical linewidth was 25 MHz and the absolute wavenumber was calibrated with accuracy 0.0002 cm^{-1} by measurement of the Doppler-free saturation spectrum of iodine molecule and fringe pattern of the stabilized etalon. For naphthalene and 2-ClN, the rotationally resolved spectra were obtained, and these molecular constants were determined in high accuracy. The obtained molecular constants of 2-ClN are good agreement with the ones reported by Plusquellic et. al. For 1-ClN, the rotational lines were not completely resolved because the fluorescence lifetime is shorter than the one of 2-ClN. Additionally, we have observed the change of the spectra with magnetic field. The Zeeman broadening was mainly observed for the levels of low K_{a} and increasing in proportion to J for given K for both of naphthalene and 2-ClN. The order of magnitude and the J, K-dependence of the observed Zeeman broadening were similar to the other vibronic bands of naphthalene. D. L. Joo, R. Takahashi, J. O'Reilly, H. Kat, and M. Baba, J. Mol. Spectrosc., {215}, 155 (2002). D. F. Plusquellic, S. R. Davis, and F. Jahanmir, J. Chem. Phys., {115}, 225 (2001). H. Kato, S. Kasahara, and M. Baba, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., {80}, 456 (2007).

Kasahara, Shunji; Yamamoto, Ryo; Tada, Kohei



Bioenergetics of Continental Serpentinites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Serpentinization is the aqueous alteration of ultramafic (Fe- and Mg-rich) rocks, resulting in secondary mineral assemblages of serpentine, brucite, iron oxyhydroxides and magnetite, talc, and possibly carbonate and silica-rich veins and other minor phases-all depending on the evolving pressure-temperature-composition of the system. The abiotic evolution of hydrogen and possibly organic compounds via serpentinization (McCollom and Bach, 2009) highlights the relevance of this geologic process to carbon and energy sources for the deep biosphere. Serpentinization may fuel life over long stretches of geologic time, throughout the global seabed and in exposed, faulted peridotite blocks (as at Lost City Hydrothermal Field, Kelley et al., 2005), and in obducted oceanic mantle units in ophiolites (e.g., Tiago et al., 2004). Relatively little work has been published on life in continental serpentinite settings, though they likely host a unique resident microbiota. In this work, we systematically model the serpentinizing fluid as an environmental niche. Reported field data for high and moderate pH serpentinizing fluids were modeled from Cyprus, the Philippines, Oman, Northern California, New Caledonia, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Italy, Newfoundland Canada, New Zealand, and Turkey. Values for Gibbs Energy of reaction (?Gr), kJ per mole of electrons transferred for a given metabolism, are calculated for each field site. Cases are considered both for (1) modest assumptions of 1 nanomolar hydrogen and 1 micromolar methane, based on unpublished data for a similar northern California field site (Cardace and Hoehler, in prep.) and (2) an upper estimate of 10 nanomolar hydrogen and 500 micromolar methane. We survey the feasibility of microbial metabolisms for key steps in the nitrogen cycle, oxidation of sulfur in pyrite, iron oxidation or reduction reactions, sulfate reduction coupled to hydrogen or methane oxidation, methane oxidation coupled to the reduction of oxygen, and methanogenesis. We find that there is strong energetic yield from most reactions considered, except for transformation of nitrite to nitrate, ammonia to nitrite, ferrous to ferric iron, and carbon dioxide to methane. Laying out foundational metabolic models for microbiological communities sustained by chemosynthesis in this setting (mining energy from ultramafic rocks and chemical systems, not tied to photosynthesis in any way) has enticing relevance to the search for extraterrestrial life, in that similar rocks have been detected on our sibling planet Mars, with transient atmospheric detection of hydrogen and methane (Schulte et al., 2006, Mumma et al., 2009). To a first order, this work explores the intersection of serpentinite groundwater chemistry and bioenergetics to determine what kinds of life can be sustained in these significant subsurface settings. References cited: Kelley et al. 2005. Science 307:1428-1434. McCollom and Bach. 2009. GCA 73:856-875. Mumma et al., 2009. Science 323:1041-1045. Schulte et al., 2006. Astrobiology 6:364-376.

Cardace, D.; Meyer-Dombard, D. R.



PREFACE: Introduction to the proceedings of Dynamics Days South America 2010  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This proceedings presents selected contributions from the participants of South America Dynamics Days 2011, which was hosted by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil, in July 2010. Dynamics Days was founded in 1980 and is the longest standing and most respected international series of meetings devoted to the field of dynamics and nonlinearity. Traditionally it has brought together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds - including physics, biology, engineering, chemistry and mathematics - for interdisciplinary research into nonlinear science. Dynamics Days South America 2010 marked the beginning of the South American branch of Dynamics Days. It brought together, for the first time in South America, researchers from a wide range of backgrounds who share a common interest in the theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics. Thus, South American researchers had a forum to promote regional as well as international scientific and technological exchange and collaboration especially, but not exclusively, on problems that are particularly relevant for the development of science and technology in the South American region. Furthermore, the conference also brought together prominent scientists from around the world to review recent developments in nonlinear science. This conference comprised plenary invited talks, minisymposia, contributed talks and poster sessions. The articles that are compiled here were chosen from among the works that were presented as contributed talks and posters. They represent a good selection which allows one to put issues that were discussed during the conference into perspective. It is possible to evaluate the success of an initiative by using several indices. In relation to attendees, the conference had 311 participants from 22 countries, who presented 341 works. About 86% of the participants came from South American countries. These figures allow one to classify this Dynamics Days conference as that with the greatest number of attendees ever. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to all the participants for their presentations, discussions, and remarkable interactions with one another. The tireless work undertaken by all the members of the International Advisory Committee and the Organizing Committee must also be recognized. We also wish to express our deep appreciation for the Scientific Societies and Research Support Agencies which supported the conference and provided all the resources which were necessary to make this idea of a South American Dynamics Days come true. Elbert E N Macau, Tiago Pereira, Antonio F B A Prado, Luiz F R Turci, and Othon C WinterEditors Conference photograph Conference photograph Conference photograph Conference photograph International Advisory Committee Adilson E MotterNorthwestern UniversityEvanston - IL - USA Alfredo OzorioCentro Brasileiro de Pesquisas FsicasRio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil Celso Grebogi (Chair)University of AberdeenAberdeen - UK Ed OttUniversity of MarylandCollege Park - MD - USA Epaminondas Rosa JrIllinois State UniversityNormal - IL - USA Hans Ingo WeberPontifcia Universidade CatlicaRio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil Holger KantzMax Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex SystemsDresden - Germany Jason Gallas (Co-chair)Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto Alegre - RS - Brazil Jos Roberto Rios LeiteUniv. Federal de PernanbucoRecife - PE - Brazil Jrgen KurthsPotsdam Institute for climate Impact ResearchHumboldt University, Berlin - Germany Kenneth ShowalterWest Virginia UniversityMorgantown - WV - USA Lou PecoraNaval Research LabWashington - DC - USA Luis Antonio AguirreUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo Horizonte - MG - Brazil Marcelo VianaIMPA - Instituto Nacional de Matemtica Pura e AplicadaRio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil Miguel A F SanjunUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosMadrid - Spain Paulo Roberto de Souza MendesPontifcia Universidade CatlicaRio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil Roland KorbeleUniversidade de So PauloSo Carlos - SP - Brazil Rubens SampaioPontifcia Universidade CatlicaRio de Ja

Macau, Elbert E. N.; Pereira, Tiago; Prado, Antonio F. B. A.; Turci, Luiz F. R.; Winter, Othon C.



Peer review statement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

All papers published in this Volume 12 of IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the editors of the 25th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems proceedings, Professor Romeo Susan-Resiga, Dr Sebastian Muntean and Dr Sandor Bernad. Reviews were conducted by expert referees from the Scientific Committee to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. The members of the Scientific Committee who selected and reviewed the papers included in the Proceedings of the 25th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems are: Anton ANTONTechnical University of Civil Engineering, BucharestRomania Franois AVELLANEcole Polytechnique Fdrale de LausanneSwitzerland Fidel ARZOLAEDELCAVenezuela Thomas ASCHENBRENNERVoith Hydro Gmb H & Co. KG, HeidenheimGermany Anton BERGANTLitostroj Power d.o.o., LjubljanaSlovenia Gerard BOISENSAM, LilleFrance Hermod BREKKENTNU, TrondheimNorway Stuart COULSON Voith Hydro Inc., YorkUSA Eduard EGUSQUIZAPolytechnical University Catalonia BarcelonaSpain Arpad FAYUniversity of MiskolczHungary Richard FISHERVoith Hydro Inc., York USA Regiane FORTES-PATELLAInstitut Polytechnique de GrenobleFrance Aleksandar GAJICUniversity of BelgradeSerbia Arno GEHRERAndritz Hydro GrazAustria Jos GONZLEZUniversidad de OviedoSpain Franois GUIBAULTEcole Polytechnique de MontrealCanada Chisachi KATOUniversity of TokyoJapan Kwang-Yong KIMInha University, IncheonKorea Jiri KOUTNIKVoith Hydro Gmb H & Co. KG, HeidenheimGermany Adrian LUNGUDunarea de Jos University of GalatiRomania Christophe NICOLETPower Vision Engineering Srl, LausanneSwitzerland Torbjm K. NIELSENNTNU, TrodheimNorway Michihiro NISHIKyushu Institute of TechnologyJapan Maryse PAGEHydro Quebec IREQ, VarennesCanada Etienne PARKINSONAndritz Hydro LtdSwitzerland Frantiek POCHYLYBrno UniversityCzech Republic Stefan RIEDELBAUCHVoith Hydro Gmb H & Co. KG, HeidenheimGermany Albert RUPRECHTUniversity of StuttgartGermany Michel SABOURINAlstom Hydro Canada Inc.Canada Rudolf SCHILLINGTechnische Universitt MnchenGermany Qing-Hua SHIDong Fang Electrical Machinery Co.China Ale SKOTAKCKD Blansko Engineering, a. s.Czech Republic Romeo F. SUSAN-RESIGAPolitehnica University of TimisoaraRomania Geraldo TIAGO FILHOUniversidade Federal de ItajubaBrazil Yoshinobu TSUJIMOTOOsaka UniversityJapan Bart van ESCHTechnische Universiteit EindhovenNetherland Thi C. VUAndritz Hydro Ltd, QuebecCanada Satoshi WATANABEKyushu University, FukuokaJapan Yulin WUTsinghua University, BeijingChina The reviewing process was organized in several steps. First, the 238 abstracts submitted for the symposium were reviewed, and 197 were accepted, with 30 abstracts having recommendations. Second, the authors have submitted 152 full-length papers, and each paper has been reviewed by two referees. The recommendations have been sent back to the authors, in order to prepare the final form or the paper. Third, 118 papers have been received in final form, accounting for the referees recommendations, to be included in the proceedings and to be presented at the symposium.



Quantitative multiplex detection of biomarkers on a waveguide-based biosensor using quantum dots  

SciTech Connect

The quantitative, simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity is critical for biomedical diagnostics, drug discovery and biomarker characterization [Wilson 2006, Tok 2006, Straub 2005, Joos 2002, Jani 2000]. Detection systems relying on optical signal transduction are, in general, advantageous because they are fast, portable, inexpensive, sensitive, and have the potential for multiplex detection of analytes of interest. However, conventional immunoassays for the detection of biomarkers, such as the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbant Assays (ELISAs) are semi-quantitative, time consuming and insensitive. ELISA assays are also limited by high non-specific binding, especially when used with complex biological samples such as serum and urine (REF). Organic fluorophores that are commonly used in such applications lack photostability and possess a narrow Stoke's shift that makes simultaneous detection of multiple fluorophores with a single excitation source difficult, thereby restricting their use in multiplex assays. The above limitations with traditional assay platforms have resulted in the increased use of nanotechnology-based tools and techniques in the fields of medical imaging [ref], targeted drug delivery [Caruthers 2007, Liu 2007], and sensing [ref]. One such area of increasing interest is the use of semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for biomedical research and diagnostics [Gao and Cui 2004, Voura 2004, Michalet 2005, Chan 2002, Jaiswal 2004, Gao 2005, Medintz 2005, So 2006 2006, Wu 2003]. Compared to organic dyes, QDs provide several advantages for use in immunoassay platforms, including broad absorption bands with high extinction coefficients, narrow and symmetric emission bands with high quantum yields, high photostablility, and a large Stokes shift [Michalet 2005, Gu 2002]. These features prompted the use of QDs as probes in biodetection [Michalet 2005, Medintz 2005]. For example, Jaiswal et al. reported long term multiple color imaging of live cells using QD-bioconjugates [Jaiswal 2003]. Gao [Gao 2004] and So [So 2006] have used QDs as probes for in-vivo cancer targeting and imaging. Medintz et al. reported self-assembled QD-based biosensors for detection of analytes based on energy transfer [Medintz 2003]. Others have developed an approach for multiplex optical encoding of biomolecules using QDs [Han 2001]. Immunoassays have also benefited from the advantages of QDs. Recently, dihydrolipoic acid (DHLA) capped-QDs have been attached to antibodies and used as fluorescence reporters in plate-based multiplex immunoassays [Goodman 2004]. However, DHLA-QDs are associated with low quantum efficiency and are unstable at neutral pH. These problems limit the application of this technology to the sensitive detection of biomolecules, especially in complex biological samples. Thus, the development of a rapid, sensitive, quantitative, and specific multiplex platform for the detection of biomarkers in difficult samples remains an elusive target. The goal stated above has applications in many fields including medical diagnostics, biological research, and threat reduction. The current decade alone has seen the development of a need to rapidly and accurately detect potential biological warfare agents. For example, current methods for the detection of anthrax are grossly inadequate for a variety of reasons including long incubation time (5 days from time of exposure to onset of symptoms) and non-specific ('flu-like') symptoms. When five employees of the United State Senate were exposed to B. anthracis in the mail (2001), only one patient had a confirmed diagnosis before death. Since then, sandwich immunoassays using both colorimetric and fluorescence detectors have been developed for key components of the anthrax lethal toxin, namely protective antigen (PA), lethal factor (LF), and the edema factor [Mourez 2001]. While these platforms were successful in assays against anthrax toxins, the sensitivity was poor. Furthermore, no single platform exists for the simultaneous and quantitative detection of mul

Xie, Hongzhi [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mukundan, Harshini [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martinez, Jennifer S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swanson, Basil I [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Anderson, Aaron S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Grace, Kevin [Los Alamos National Laboratory



EDITORIAL: Terahertz nanotechnology Terahertz nanotechnology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A useful synergy is being established between terahertz research and nanotechnology. High power sources [1-3] and detectors [4] in what was once considered the terahertz 'frequency gap' [5] in the electromagnetic spectrum have stimulated research with huge potential benefits in a range of industries including food, medicine and security, as well as fundamental physics and astrophysics. This special section, with guest editors Masayoshi Tonouchi and John Reno, gives a glimpse of the new horizons nanotechnology is broaching in terahertz research. While the wavelengths relevant to the terahertz domain range from hundreds of micrometres to millimetres, structures at the nanoscale reveal interesting low energy dynamics in this region. As a result terahertz spectroscopy techniques are becoming increasingly important in nanomaterial characterization, as demonstrated in this special section by colleagues at the University of Oxford in the UK and the Australian National University. They use terahertz spectroscopy to identify the best nanostructure parameters for specific applications [6]. The low energy dynamics in nanostructures also makes them valuable tools for terahertz detection [7]. In addition the much sought after terahertz detection over broadband frequency ranges has been demonstrated, providing versatility that has been greatly in demand, particularly in spectroscopy applications [8, 9]. Also in this special section, researchers in Germany and China tackle some of the coupling issues in terahertz time domain spectroscopy with an emitter specifically well suited for systems operated with an amplified fibre [3]. 'In medical imaging, the advantage of THz radiation is safety, because its energy is much lower than the ionization energy of biological molecules, in contrast to hazardous x-ray radiation,' explains Joo-Hiuk Son from the University of Seoul in Korea in his review [10]. As he also points out, the rotational and vibrational energies of water molecules are within the THz spectral region providing an additional benefit. His review describes the principle, characteristics, and applications of terahertz molecular imaging, where the use of nanoparticle probes allows dramatically enhanced sensitivity. Jiaguang Han and Weili Zhang and colleagues in China, Saudi Arabia, Japan and the US report exciting developments for optoelectronics [11]. They describe work on plasmon-induced transparency (PIT), an analogue of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) where interference leads to a sharp transparency window that may be useful for nonlinear and slow-light devices, optical switching, pulse delay, and storage for optical information processing. While PIT has advantages over the cumbersome experimental systems required for EIT, it has so far been constrained to very narrow band operation. Now Zhang and colleagues present the simulation, implementation, and measurement of a broadband PIT metamaterial functioning across a frequency range greater than 0.40 THz in the terahertz regime. 'We can foresee a historic breakthrough for science and technology through terahertz research,' concluded Masayoshi Tonouchi in his review over five years ago as momentum in the field was mounting [12]. He added, 'It is also noteworthy that THz research is built on many areas of science and the coordination of a range of disciplines is giving birth to a new science.' With the inherently multidisciplinary nature of nanotechnology research it is not so strange to see the marriage of the two fields form such a fruitful partnership, as this special section highlights. References [1] Williams B S, Kumar S, Hu Q and Reno J L 2006 High-power terahertz quantum-cascade lasers Electron. Lett. 42 89-91 [2] Khler R et al 2002 Terahertz semiconductor-heterostructure laser Nature 417 156-9 [3] Mittendorff M, Xu M, Dietz R J B, Kunzel H, Sartorius B, Schneider H, Helm M and Winnerl S 2013 Large area photoconductive THz emitter for 1.55 ?m excitation based on an InGaAs heterostructure Nanotechnology 24 214007 [4] Chen H-T, Padilla W J, Zide J M O, Gossa

Demming, Anna; Tonouchi, Masayoshi; Reno, John L.



EDITORIAL: Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief Greetings from the new Editor-in-Chief  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 1 January 2012 I will be assuming the position of Editor-in-Chief of the journal Semiconductor Science and Technology (SST). I am flattered by the confidence expressed in my ability to carry out this challenging job and I will try hard to justify this confidence. The previous Editor-in-Chief, Laurens Molenkamp, University of Wrzburg, Germany, has worked tirelessly for the last ten years and has done an excellent job for the journal. Everyone at the journal is profoundly grateful for his leadership and for his achievements In 2012 several new members will join the Editorial Board: Professor Deli Wang (University of California, San Diego) with considerable expertise in semiconductor nanowires, Professor Saskia Fischer (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany) with a background in semiconductor quantum devices, and Professor Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) with extensive experience in plasma processing of thin films and gate oxides. In particular, I want to express my gratitude to Professor Israel Bar-Joseph (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Professor Maria Tamargo (The City College of New York, USA), who will leave next year and who have vigorously served the Editorial Board for years. The journal has recently introduced a fast-track option for manuscripts. This option is a high-quality, high-profile outlet for new and important research across all areas of semiconductor research. Authors can expect to receive referee reports in less than 20 days from submission. Once accepted, you can expect the articles to be online within two or three weeks from acceptance and to be published in print in less than a month. Furthermore, all fast-track communications published in 2011 will be free to read for ten years. More detailed information on fast-track publication can be found on the following webpage: track communications It is encouraging to see that since the journal introduced pre-review, with the aim to raise the quality of our content, three years later the number of published articles has remained stable at around 220 per year, whilst the number of downloads and citations to the journal has grown. In 2011, three topical issues have been published, on: (Nano)characterization of semiconductor materials and structures (Guest Editor: Alberta Bonanni, University of Linz, Austria) Flexible OLEDs and organic electronics (Guest Editors: Jang-Joo Kim, Min-Koo Han, Cambridge University, UK, and Yong-Young Noh, Seoul National University, Korea) From heterostructures to nanostructures: an 80th birthday tribute to Zhores Alferov (Guest Editor: Dieter Bimberg, Technische Universitt Berlin, Germany) For the coming years, I will strongly support that the number of published topical issues will continue on the same level or slightly rise. SST has planned the publication of the following topical issues for 2012: Non-polar and semipolar nitride semiconductors (Guest Editors: Jung Han, Yale University, USA, and Michael Kneissl, Technische Universitt Berlin, Germany) Topological insulators (Guest Editors: Alberto Morpurgo, Universit de Genve, Switzerland and Bjrn Trauzettel, Universitt Basel, Switzerland) Atomic layer deposition (Guest Editor: Marek Godlewski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) 50th Anniversary of the laser diode (Guest Editors: Mike Adams, Univeristy of Essex, UK and Stephane Calvez, University of Strathclyde, UK) In addition to the traditional topics of SST, I as Editor-in-chief, strongly support and welcome the submission of manuscripts on organic semiconductors, topological insulators, semiconductor nanostructures for photovoltaic, solid-state lighting and energy harvesting, IC application beyond Moore's law and fundamental works on semiconductors based on abundant materials. I am extremely optimistic about the future of SST. I believe that we will raise the standards of acceptance while maintaining the short time from submission to first decision. I am confident that we will continue to improve the quality of the papers pu

Nielsch, Kornelius



Interglacial climate dynamics and advanced time series analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studying the climate dynamics of past interglacials (IGs) helps to better assess the anthropogenically influenced dynamics of the current IG, the Holocene. We select the IG portions from the EPICA Dome C ice core archive, which covers the past 800 ka, to apply methods of statistical time series analysis (Mudelsee 2010). The analysed variables are deuterium/H (indicating temperature) (Jouzel et al. 2007), greenhouse gases (Siegenthaler et al. 2005, Loulergue et al. 2008, L thi et al. 2008) and a model-co-derived climate radiative forcing (Khler et al. 2010). We select additionally high-resolution sea-surface-temperature records from the marine sedimentary archive. The first statistical method, persistence time estimation (Mudelsee 2002) lets us infer the 'climate memory' property of IGs. Second, linear regression informs about long-term climate trends during IGs. Third, ramp function regression (Mudelsee 2000) is adapted to look on abrupt climate changes during IGs. We compare the Holocene with previous IGs in terms of these mathematical approaches, interprete results in a climate context, assess uncertainties and the requirements to data from old IGs for yielding results of 'acceptable' accuracy. This work receives financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Project ClimSens within the DFG Research Priority Program INTERDYNAMIK) and the European Commission (Marie Curie Initial Training Network LINC, No. 289447, within the 7th Framework Programme). References Jouzel J, Masson-Delmotte V, Cattani O, Dreyfus G, Falourd S, Hoffmann G, Minster B, Nouet J, Barnola JM, Chappellaz J, Fischer H, Gallet JC, Johnsen S, Leuenberger M, Loulergue L, Luethi D, Oerter H, Parrenin F, Raisbeck G, Raynaud D, Schilt A, Schwander J, Selmo E, Souchez R, Spahni R, Stauffer B, Steffensen JP, Stenni B, Stocker TF, Tison JL, Werner M, Wolff EW (2007) Orbital and millennial Antarctic climate variability over the past 800,000 years. Science 317:793. Khler P, Bintanja R, Fischer H, Joos F, Knutti R, Lohmann G, Masson-Delmotte V (2010) What caused Earth's temperature variations during the last 800,000 years? Data-based evidence on radiative forcing and constraints on climate sensitivity. Quaternary Science Reviews 29:129. Loulergue L, Schilt A, Spahni R, Masson-Delmotte V, Blunier T, Lemieux B, Barnola J-M, Raynaud D, Stocker TF, Chappellaz J (2008) Orbital and millennial-scale features of atmospheric CH4 over the past 800,000 years. Nature 453:383. L thi D, Le Floch M, Bereiter B, Blunier T, Barnola J-M, Siegenthaler U, Raynaud D, Jouzel J, Fischer H, Kawamura K, Stocker TF (2008) High-resolution carbon dioxide concentration record 650,000-800,000 years before present. Nature 453:379. Mudelsee M (2000) Ramp function regression: A tool for quantifying climate transitions. Computers and Geosciences 26:293. Mudelsee M (2002) TAUEST: A computer program for estimating persistence in unevenly spaced weather/climate time series. Computers and Geosciences 28:69. Mudelsee M (2010) Climate Time Series Analysis: Classical Statistical and Bootstrap Methods. Springer, Dordrecht, 474 pp. [] Siegenthaler U, Stocker TF, Monnin E, L thi D, Schwander J, Stauffer B, Raynaud D, Barnola J-M, Fischer H, Masson-Delmotte V, Jouzel J (2005) Stable carbon cycle-climate relationship during the late Pleistocene. Science 310:1313.

Mudelsee, Manfred; Bermejo, Miguel; Khler, Peter; Lohmann, Gerrit



Quantification of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from various waste treatment facilities by tracer dilution method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Urban activities generate solid and liquid waste, and the handling and aftercare of the waste results in the emission of various compounds into the surrounding environment. Some of these compounds are emitted as gasses into the atmosphere, including methane and nitrous oxide. Methane and nitrous oxide are strong greenhouse gases and are considered to have 25 and 298 times the greenhouse gas potential of carbon dioxide on a hundred years term (Solomon et al. 2007). Global observations of both gasses have shown increasing concentrations that significantly contribute to the greenhouse gas effect. Methane and nitrous oxide are emitted from both natural and anthropogenic sources and inventories of source specific fugitive emissions from the anthropogenic sources of methane and nitrous oxide of are often estimated on the basis of modeling and mass balance. Though these methods are well-developed, actual measurements for quantification of the emissions is a very useful tool for verifying the modeling and mass balance as well as for validation initiatives done for lowering the emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. One approach to performing such measurements is the tracer dilution method (Galle et al. 2001, Scheutz et al. 2011), where the exact location of the source is located and a tracer gas is released at this source location at a known flow. The ratio of downwind concentrations of the tracer gas and the methane and nitrous oxide gives the emissions rates of the greenhouse gases. This tracer dilution method can be performed using both stationary and mobile measurements and in both cases, real-time measurements of both tracer and quantified gas are required, placing high demands on the analytical detection method. To perform the methane and nitrous oxide measurements, two robust instruments capable of real-time measurements were used, based on cavity ring-down spectroscopy and operating in the near-infrared spectral region. One instrument measured the methane and tracer gas concentrations while another measured the nitrous oxide concentration. We present the performance of these instruments at different waste treatment facilities (waste water treatment plants, composting facilities, sludge mineralization beds, anaerobic digesters and landfills) in Denmark, and discuss the strengths and limitations of the method of the method for quantifying methane and nitrous oxide emissions from the different sources. Furthermore, we have measured the methane emissions from 10 landfills with emission rates ranging from 5 to 135 kg/h depending on the age, state, content and aftercare of the landfill. In addition, we have studied 3 waste water treatment plants, and found nitrous oxide emission of 200 to 700 g/h from the aeration tanks and a total methane emission ranging from 2 to 15 kg/h, with the primary emission coming from the sludge treatment. References Galle, B., Samuelsson, J., Svensson, B.H., and Brjesson, G. (2001). Measurements of methane emissions from landfills using a time correlation tracer method based on FTIR absorption spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology 35 (1), 21-25 Scheutz, C., Samuelsson, J., Fredenslund, A. M., and Kjeldsen, P. (2011). Quantification of multiple methane emission sources at landfills using a double tracer technique. Waste Management, 31(5), 1009-17 Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, R.B. Alley, T. Berntsen, N.L. Bindoff, Z. Chen, A. Chidthaisong, J.M. Gregory, G.C. Hegerl, M. Heimann, B. Hewitson, B.J. Hoskins, F. Joos, J. Jouzel, V. Kattsov, U. Lohmann, T.Matsuno, M. Molina, N. Nicholls, J.Overpeck, G. Raga, V. Ramaswamy, J. Ren, M. Rusticucci, R. Somerville, T.F. Stocker, P. Whetton, R.A.Wood and D. Wratt, 2007: Technical Summary. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

Mnster, Jacob; Rella, Chris; Jacobson, Gloria; Kjeldsen, Peter; Scheutz, Charlotte



EDITORIAL: Focus on Plasma Medicine  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

'Plasma Healthcare' is an emerging interdisciplinary research topic of rapidly growing importance, exploring considerable opportunities at the interface of plasma physics, chemistry and engineering with life sciences. Some of the scientific discoveries reported so far have already demonstrated clear benefits for healthcare in areas of medicine, food safety, environmental hygiene, and cosmetics. Examples include ongoing studies of prion inactivation, chronic wound treatment and plasma-mediated cancer therapy. Current research ranges from basic physical processes, plasma chemical design, to the interaction of plasmas with (i) eukaryotic (mammalian) cells; (ii) prokaryotic (bacteria) cells, viruses, spores and fungi; (iii) DNA, lipids, proteins and cell membranes; and (iv) living human, animal and plant tissues in the presence of biofluids. Of diverse interests in this new field is the need for hospital disinfection, in particular with respect to the alarming increase in bacterial resistance to antibiotics, the concomitant needs in private practices, nursing homes etc, the applications in personal hygieneand the enticing possibility to 'design' plasmas as possible pharmaceutical products, employing ionic as well as molecular agents for medical treatment. The 'delivery' of the reactive plasma agents occurs at the gaseous level, which means that there is no need for a carrier medium and access to the treatment surface is optimal. This focus issue provides a close look at the current state of the art in Plasma Medicine with a number of forefront research articles as well as an introductory review. Focus on Plasma Medicine Contents Application of epifluorescence scanning for monitoring the efficacy of protein removal by RF gas-plasma decontamination Helen C Baxter, Patricia R Richardson, Gaynor A Campbell, Valeri I Kovalev, Robert Maier, James S Barton, Anita C Jones, Greg DeLarge, Mark Casey and Robert L Baxter Inactivation factors of spore-forming bacteria using low-pressure microwave plasmas in an N2 and O2 gas mixture M K Singh, A Ogino and M Nagatsu Degradation of adhesion molecules of G361 melanoma cells by a non-thermal atmospheric pressure microplasma H J Lee, C H Shon, Y S Kim, S Kim, G C Kim and M G Kong The acidification of lipid film surfaces by non-thermal DBD at atmospheric pressure in air A Helmke, D Hoffmeister, N Mertens, S Emmert, J Schuette and W Vioel Reduction and degradation of amyloid aggregates by a pulsed radio-frequency cold atmospheric plasma jet D L Bayliss, J L Walsh, G Shama, F Iza and M G Kong The effect of low-temperature plasma on bacteria as observed by repeated AFM imaging Ren Pompl, Ferdinand Jamitzky, Tetsuji Shimizu, Bernd Steffes, Wolfram Bunk, Hans-Ulrich Schmidt, Matthias Georgi, Katrin Ramrath, Wilhelm Stolz, Robert W Stark, Takuya Urayama, Shuitsu Fujii and Gregor Eugen Morfill Removal and sterilization of biofilms and planktonic bacteria by microwave-induced argon plasma at atmospheric pressure Mi Hee Lee, Bong Joo Park, Soo Chang Jin, Dohyun Kim, Inho Han, Jungsung Kim, Soon O Hyun, Kie-Hyung Chung and Jong-Chul Park Cell permeabilization using a non-thermal plasma M Leduc, D Guay, R L Leask and S Coulombe Physical and biological mechanisms of direct plasma interaction with living tissue Danil Dobrynin, Gregory Fridman, Gary Friedman and Alexander Fridman Nosocomial infections-a new approach towards preventive medicine using plasmas G E Morfill, T Shimizu, B Steffes and H-U Schmidt Generation and transport mechanisms of chemical species by a post-discharge flow for inactivation of bacteria Takehiko Sato, Shiroh Ochiai and Takuya Urayama Low pressure plasma discharges for the sterilization and decontamination of surfaces F Rossi, O Kylin, H Rauscher, M Hasiwa and D Gilliland Contribution of a portable air plasma torch to rapid blood coagulation as a method of preventing bleeding S P Kuo, O Tarasenko, J Chang, S Popovic, C Y Chen, H W Fan, A Scott, M Lahiani, P Alusta, J D Drake and M Nikolic A two-dimensional cold atmospheric plasma jet array for uniform treatment of large-area

Morfill, G. E.; Kong, M. G.; Zimmermann, J. L.



A new graphical version of STROTAB: The analysis and fitting of singlet triplet spectra of asymmetric top molecules in the prolate or oblate limits  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The original version of STROTAB has been modified to run under Microsoft Windows using the C++ programming language. The new version takes full advantage of the Microsoft Foundation Classes available within the Microsoft Visual C++ Version 6 development environment. Specifically, windows can be created that edit the input file, summarize the results of the least-squares fit, display the calculated and observed spectra, display whole or partial sections of the calculated spectra as a stick or Gaussian de-convoluted spectrum. A listing of the rotational quantum numbers in the cases (a) and (b) limits for each of the displayed lines is provided. A branch annotating routine provides a quick visual guide to the assignment of the spectrum. A new eigenvalue sorting method has been added as an option that complements the existing method based on the eigenvector coefficients. The new sorting method has eliminated some difficulties that may arise using the existing "Least Ambiguous Method". The program has been extended to handle near-oblate asymmetric tops using a type III r representation. New version summaryTitle of program: STROTAB Version number: 2 Catalogue identifier:ADCA_v2_0 Program summary URL: Program obtainable from:CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland Reference in CPC to previous version: 93 (1996) 241-264 Catalog identifier of previous version: ADCA Authors of previous version: R.H. Judge, E.D. Womeldorf, R.A. Morris, D.E. Shimp, D.J. Clouthier, D.L. Joo, D.C. Moule Does the new version supersede the original program: Yes Computers for which the program is designed and others on which it has been tested: Pentium Xenon, Pentium Pro and Later Operating systems or monitors under which program has been tested: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP Programming language used in the new version: ANSI C, C++, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.:11 913 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 2 816 652 Memory required to execute with typical data: 7 Meg No of bits in a word: 16 No of processors used: 1 Has the code been vectorized or parallelized?: No No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 3.2 MB (compressed) Distribution format: zip file Additional keywords:near oblate top, bootstrap eigenvalue sorting, graphical environment, band contour Nature of physical problem: The least-squares/band contour fitting of the singlet-triplet spectra of asymmetric tops of orthorhombic symmetry using a basis set appropriate to the symmetric top limit (prolate or oblate) of the molecule in either Hund's case (a) or case (b) coupling situations. Method of solution: The calculation of the eigenvectors and eigenvalues remains unchanged from the earlier version. An option to sort the eigenvalues of the current J by fitting them to regular progressions formed from earlier J values (bootstrap method) can be used as an option in place of the existing method based on eigenvector coefficients. Reasons for the new version: The earlier version can only handle oblate tops by diagonalizing using the prolate limit. This has turned out to be unacceptable. An improved method of sorting eigenvalues under certain conditions is also needed. A graphical interface has been added to ease the use of the program. Summary of revisions: The Hamiltonian can now be constructed in a limit appropriate the representation for of the molecule. Sorting by an alternate method is now offered. Numerous graphical features have been added. Restrictions on complexity of the problem: The rotational quantum number restrictions are J?255 and K (or P) ?127. The allowed transition frequency minus the band origin frequency must be in the range of 10 000 cm -1. Up to five decimal places may be reported. The number of observed lines is limited by the dynamic memory and the amount of disk space available. Only molecules of symmetry D 2h, D 2 and C 2v can be accommodated in this version. Only constant

Kodet, John; Judge, Richard H.