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  1. Determination of the astrophysical 12N(p,γ)13O reaction rate from the 2H(12N,13O)n reaction and its astrophysical implications

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    Guo, B.; Su, J.; Li, Z. H.; Wang, Y. B.; Yan, S. Q.; Li, Y. J.; Shu, N. C.; Han, Y. L.; Bai, X. X.; Chen, Y. S.; Liu, W. P.; Yamaguchi, H.; Binh, D. N.; Hashimoto, T.; Hayakawa, S.; Kahl, D.; Kubono, S.; He, J. J.; Hu, J.; Xu, S. W.; Iwasa, N.; Kume, N.; Li, Z. H.

    2013-01-01

    The evolution of massive stars with very low-metallicities depends critically on the amount of CNO nuclides which they produce. The 12N(p,γ)13O reaction is an important branching point in the rap processes, which are believed to be alternative paths to the slow 3α process for producing CNO seed nuclei and thus could change the fate of massive stars. In the present work, the angular distribution of the 2H(12N, 13O)n proton transfer reaction at Ec.m.=8.4 MeV has been measured for the first time. Based on the Johnson-Soper approach, the square of the asymptotic normalization coefficient (ANC) for the virtual decay of 13Og.s. → 12N+p was extracted to be 3.92±1.47 fm-1 from the measured angular distribution and utilized to compute the direct component in the 12N(p,γ)13O reaction. The direct astrophysical S factor at zero energy was then found to be 0.39±0.15 keV b. By considering the direct capture into the ground state of 13O, the resonant capture via the first excited state of 13O and their interference, we determined the total astrophysical S factors and rates of the 12N(p,γ)13O reaction. The new rate is two orders of magnitude slower than that from the REACLIB compilation. Our reaction network calculations with the present rate imply that 12N(p,γ)13O will only compete successfully with the β+ decay of 12N at higher (˜2 orders of magnitude) densities than initially predicted.

  2. The Study Of Excited States In 12N With Radioactive Ion Beams From BEARS

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    Galindo-Uribarri, A.; Gomez Del Campo, J.; Larochelle, Y.; Liang, F.; Shapira, D.; Varner, R.; Wiescher, M. C.; Powell, J.; Cerny, J.; McMahan, M. A.; O'Neil, J. P.

    2003-03-01

    Radioactive ion beams of 55 MeV 11C from the BEARS project at LBNL and a thick-target technique were used to study resonant states in 12N. With a reaction in inverse kinematics an excitation function of elastic scattering cross section was measured in a single exposure covering the center of mass energy range between 300 keV to 1100 keV. The elastic scattering reaction 11C(p,p)11C is related to the reaction 11C(p,γ)12N, an important branch point in the hot pp chains and a determinant of the evolution of supermassive stars. The data was analyzed using the R-matrix code MULTI. Preliminary results suggests that the first excited state in 12N (0.96 MeV) might play a more important role in determining the 11C(p,γ)12N reaction rate than previously believed.

  3. Lusztig symmetries and Poincare-Birkhoff-Witt basis for wUr,sd(osp(1|2n))

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    Liu, Junli; Yang, Shilin

    2013-12-01

    We investigate a new kind of two-parameter weak quantized superalgebra {wU}_{r, s}d(osp(1|2n)), which is a weak Hopf superalgebra. It has a homomorphic image which is isomorphic to the usual two-parameter quantum superalgebra {U}_{r,s}({osp}(1|2n)) of {osp}(1|2n). We also discuss the basis of {wU}_{r, s}d(osp(1|2n)) by Lusztig's symmetries.

  4. Charge topology of the coherent dissociation of relativistic 11C and 12N nuclei

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    Artemenkov, D. A.; Bradnova, V.; Zaitsev, A. A.; Zarubin, P. I.; Zarubina, I. G.; Kattabekov, R. R.; Kornegrutsa, N. K.; Mamatkulov, K. Z.; Rukoyatkin, P. A.; Rusakova, V. V.; Stanoeva, R.

    2015-09-01

    The charge topology of coherent-dissociation events is presented for 11С and 12N nuclei of energy 1.2 GeV per nucleon bombarding nuclear track emulsions. This topology is compared with respective data for 7Be, 8,10B, 9,10C, and 14N nuclei.

  5. Charge topology of the coherent dissociation of relativistic {sup 11}C and {sup 12}N nuclei

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    Artemenkov, D. A.; Bradnova, V.; Zaitsev, A. A.; Zarubin, P. I. Zarubina, I. G.; Kattabekov, R. R.; Kornegrutsa, N. K.; Mamatkulov, K. Z.; Rukoyatkin, P. A.; Rusakova, V. V.; Stanoeva, R.

    2015-09-15

    The charge topology of coherent-dissociation events is presented for {sup 11}C and {sup 12}N nuclei of energy 1.2 GeV per nucleon bombarding nuclear track emulsions. This topology is compared with respective data for {sup 7}Be, {sup 8,10}B, {sup 9,10}C, and {sup 14}N nuclei.

  6. Remove of toxic pyridine from environmental systems by using B12N12 nano-cage

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    Baei, Mohammad T.

    2013-06-01

    Adsorption of pyridine by using density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/6-31G* level on B12N12 nano-cage in terms of energetic, geometric, and electronic properties was investigated. The pyridine prefers to adsorb via its nitrogen atom on the Lewis acid sites of B atoms of the nano-cage, releasing energy of 30.46 kcal/mol with a significant NBO charge transfers of 0.35|e| from the pyridine to the nano-cage. On the basis of calculated density of states, the electronic properties of the B12N12 nano-cage are strongly changed upon the pyridine adsorption. It is indicating that the electronic properties of the B12N12 nano-cage are very sensitive to the pyridine molecule. Presence of polar solvent increases the pyridine adsorption on the nano-cage. Based on calculated results, the B12N12 nano-cage is expected to be a potential efficient adsorbent for adsorption of toxic pyridine in environmental systems.

  7. Measurement of the beta spectral shapes of sup 12 B and sup 12 N

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    Camp, J.B. )

    1990-04-01

    The spectral shapes of the {sup 12}B and {sup 12}N beta decays have been measured with a beta spectrograph specifically designed to examine the spectral effect of weak magnetism. Writing the weak magnetism correction to the beta spectra as (1+{alpha}{sub {plus minus}}{ital E}) we find the difference {alpha}{sub {minus}}{minus}{alpha}{sub +}=(1.24{plus minus}0.42)%/MeV, in agreement with the conserved vector current prediction.

  8. New information on 12C states from the decays of 12N and 12B

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    Fynbo, H. O. U.; Bergmann, U. C.; Borge, M. J. G.; Dendooven, P.; Diget, C. Aa.; Huang, W.; Huikari, J.; Jeppesen, H.; Jonson, B.; Jones, P.; Meister, M.; Nyman, G.; Prezado, Y.; Riisager, K.; Storgaard Vogelius, I.; Tengblad, O.; Wang, Y.; Weissman, L.; Wilhelmsen Rolander, K.; Äystö, J.

    2003-05-01

    The properties of states in 12C above the 3α-threshold are of high current interest for nuclear astrophysics and for the nuclear many-body problem in general. We have initiated a series of experiments aimed at elucidating this region by using the β-decays of 12N and 12B. By applying the ISOL method for producing these radioactive isotopes, in combination with modern segmented charged particle detectors, our approach has significant advantages over previous studies of this region.

  9. Fe-DOPED Ga12N12 CLUSTERS: ELECTRONIC AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES

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    Lu, Pengfei; Wu, Chengjie; Cong, Zixiang; Li, Yiluan; Zhang, Xianlong; Yu, Zhongyuan; Cao, Huawei

    2013-12-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of Ga12N12 cluster doped with monodoped and bidoped Fe atoms within the density functional theory (DFT). Substitutional, exohedral and endohedral doping are considered. It is observed that both monodoped and bidoped clusters tend to be in exohedral doping. Mulliken population analysis is performed to obtain the charge transfer and magnetic moment. The magnetic moment is mainly derived from 3d orbitals of Fe atom for all isomers, while the magnetic properties would rely on the Fe-Fe distance.

  10. The interstellar (C-12)N/(C-13)N ratio toward Zeta Persei

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    Kaiser, Mary E.; Wright, Edward L.; Hawkins, Isabel

    1991-01-01

    High-resolution, high signal-to-noise observations of interstellar CN toward Zeta Per are performed to determine the C-12/C-13 isotope ratio in this line of sight. Observations of (C-12)N/(C-13)N in several diffuse clouds are performed to assess whether CN suffers from isotope-selective effects. Values are obtained which are higher than the value toward Zeta Oph determined by Crane and Hegyi (1988) and lower than the results toward the more reddened stars HD 21483 obtained by Meyer et al. (1989) and Palazzi et al. (1990). Theory and observations indicate the existence of a spatial C-12/C-13 gradient which decreases toward the Galactic center at an approximate rate of 12 percent/kpc at the distance of the solar radius. It is argued that since a gradient of this character cannot explain the CN results, isotope-selective effects provide a more likely explanation for the large range in (C-12)N/(C-13)N ratios.

  11. Silicon-doping makes the B12N12 insulator to an n or p-semiconductor

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    Baei, Mohammad T.; Hashemian, Saeedeh; Yourdkhani, Sirous

    2013-08-01

    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to investigate the electronic and structural properties of pristine and Si-doped B12N12 fullerene in SiB and SiN models in order to evaluate the influence of Si doping on B12N12 fullerene. The optimized structures, structural parameters, dipole moments, binding energies, energy gaps, Fermi level energies (EFL), work function (Φ), and chemical shifts have been evaluated for the pristine and two Si-doped B12N12 fullerene structures. It was found that the values of energy gap and work function of the SiB and SiN models are decreased, so that the B12N12 insulator converts to an n or p-semiconductor in the SiB and SiN models. Also, a better value of binding energy was obtained for the SiB model in comparison with the SiN model. The evaluation of chemical shifts indicated that the doped Si atom significantly influence on the chemical shifts of the B12N12 fullerene, especially in the SiN model. The doped Si atom could employ an electric field on the B and N atoms of Si-doped B12N12 structures, so that their chemical shifts go to lower fields.

  12. Study of the 11C(p,gamma) reaction via the indirect d(11C,12N)ntransfer reaction

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    Lee, Dongwon; Powell, James; Perajarvi, Kari; Guo, Fanqing; Moltz, Dennis; Cerny, Joseph

    2008-01-07

    The {sup 11}C(p,{gamma}){sup 12}N reaction is expected to be an important branch point in supermassive low-metallicity stars because it could produce CNO seed nuclei before the traditional triple-alpha process turns on. In the present work, the d({sup 11}C, {sup 12}N)n transfer reaction was employed to evaluate this reaction using a radioactive ion beam of 150 MeV {sup 11}C with 6 x 10{sup 5} ions/s on target from the BEARS project at the 88-inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Excellent agreement was obtained between the experimental cross sections ({theta}{sub c.m.} = 10.9{sup o} to 71.5{sup o}) and DWBA calculations. The asymptotic normalization coefficient was deduced to be (C{sub eff}{sup 12N}){sup 2} = (C{sub p1/2}{sup 12N}){sup 2} + (C{sub p3/2}{sup 12N}){sup 2} = 1.83 {+-} 0.27 fm{sup -1}.

  13. Nucleon Density Distribution of the Proton Drip-Line Nucleus 12N Studied via Reaction Cross Sections

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    Fukuda, Mitsunori; Morita, Yusuke; Nishimura, Daiki; Takechi, Maya; Iwamoto, Kodai; Wakabayashi, Masaru; Kamisho, Yasuto; Ohno, Junichi; Tanaka, Masaomi; Kanbe, Ryosuke; Yamaoka, Shintaro; Mihara, Mototsugu; Matsuta, Kensaku; Yoshinaga, Kenta; Zhu, Ifan; Khono, Junpei; Yamaki, Sayaka; Suzuki, Takeshi; Yamaguchi, Takayuki; Suzuki, Shinji; Nagashima, Masayuki; Abe, Kohsuke; Tashiro, Keisuke; Honma, Akira; Ohtsubo, Takashi; Izumikawa, Takuji; Sato, Shinji; Fukuda, Shigekazu; Kitagawa, Atsushi

    Reaction cross sections for the proton drip-line nucleus 12N on Be, C, and Al targets have been measured at intermediate energies from 60A to 200A MeV. The results are compared with the systematics for stable nuclei and also with the experimental reaction cross section data for 12C to show 5-20% enhancement of the present 12N data. The nucleon density distribution of 12N has been extracted through the χ2-fitting procedure, which is consistent with a single particle nature of the loosely-bound valence proton in the p orbital though the error of the density is still large. The large one-proton removal cross sections observed at the same time also supports the long proton tail in the density distribution.

  14. Precise branching ratios to unbound 12C states from 12N and 12B β-decays

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    Hyldegaard, S.; Forssén, C.; Diget, C. Aa.; Alcorta, M.; Barker, F. C.; Bastin, B.; Borge, M. J. G.; Boutami, R.; Brandenburg, S.; Büscher, J.; Dendooven, P.; Van Duppen, P.; Eronen, T.; Fox, S.; Fulton, B. R.; Fynbo, H. O. U.; Huikari, J.; Huyse, M.; Jeppesen, H. B.; Jokinen, A.; Jonson, B.; Jungmann, K.; Kankainen, A.; Kirsebom, O.; Madurga, M.; Moore, I.; Navrátil, P.; Nilsson, T.; Nyman, G.; Onderwater, G. J. G.; Penttilä, H.; Peräjärvi, K.; Raabe, R.; Riisager, K.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Rogachevskiy, A.; Saastamoinen, A.; Sohani, M.; Tengblad, O.; Traykov, E.; Vary, J. P.; Wang, Y.; Wilhelmsen, K.; Wilschut, H. W.; Äystö, J.

    2009-08-01

    Two complementary experimental techniques have been used to extract precise branching ratios to unbound states in 12C from 12N and 12B β-decays. In the first the three α-particles emitted after β-decay are measured in coincidence in separate detectors, while in the second method 12N and 12B are implanted in a detector and the summed energy of the three α-particles is measured directly. For the narrow states at 7.654 MeV (0+) and 12.71 MeV (1+) the resulting branching ratios are both smaller than previous measurements by a factor of ≃2. The experimental results are compared to no-core shell model calculations with realistic interactions from chiral perturbation theory, and inclusion of three-nucleon forces is found to give improved agreement.

  15. Precise Branching Ratios to Unbound 12C States from 12N and 12B (beta)-Decays

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    Hyldegaard, S; Forssen, C; Alcorta, M; Barker, F C; Bastin, B; Borge, M G; Boutami, R; Brandenburg, S; Buscher, J; Dendooven, P; Diget, C A; Van Duppen, P; Eronen, T; Fox, S; Fulton, B R; Fynbo, H U; Huikari, J; Huyse, M; Jeppesen, H B; Jokinen, A; Jonson, B; Jungmann, K; Kankainen, A; Kirsebom, O; Madurga, M; Moore, I; Navratil, P; Nilsson, T; Nyman, G; Onderwater, G G; Penttila, H; Perajarvi, K; Raabe, R; Riisager, K; Rinta-Antila, S; Rogachevskiy, A; Saastamoinen, A; Sohani, M; Tengblad, O; Traykov, E; Vary, J P; Wang, Y; Wilhelmsen, K; Wilschut, H W; Aysto, J

    2008-08-20

    Two complementary experimental techniques have been used to extract precise branching ratios to unbound states in {sup 12}C from {sup 12}N and {sup 12}B {beta}-decays. In the first the three {alpha}-particles emitted after {beta}-decay are measured in coincidence in separate detectors, while in the second method {sup 12}N and {sup 12}B are implanted in a detector and the summed energy of the three {alpha}-particles is measured directly. For the narrow states at 7.654 MeV (0{sup +}) and 12.71 MeV (1{sup +}) the resulting branching ratios are both smaller than previous measurements by a factor of {approx_equal} 2. The experimental results are compared to no-core shell model calculations with realistic interactions from chiral perturbation theory, and inclusion of three-nucleon forces is found to give improved agreement.

  16. A Historical Evaluation of the U12n Tunnel, Nevada National Security Site, Nye County, Nevada Part 1

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    Drollinger, Harold; Jones, Robert C; Bullard, Thomas F; Ashbaugh, Laurence J; Griffin, Wayne R

    2011-06-01

    This report presents a historical evaluation of the U12n Tunnel on the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in southern Nevada. The work was conducted by the Desert Research Institute at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office and the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The U12n Tunnel was one of a series of tunnels used for underground nuclear weapons effects tests in Rainier and Aqueduct Mesas. A total of 22 nuclear tests were conducted in the U12n Tunnel from 1967 to 1992. These tests include Midi Mist, Hudson Seal, Diana Mist, Misty North, Husky Ace, Ming Blade, Hybla Fair, Mighty Epic, Diablo Hawk, Miners Iron, Huron Landing, Diamond Ace, Mini Jade, Tomme/Midnight Zephyr, Misty Rain, Mill Yard, Diamond Beech, Middle Note, Misty Echo, Mineral Quarry, Randsburg, and Hunters Trophy. DTRA sponsored all tests except Tomme and Randsburg which were sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Midnight Zephyr, sponsored by DTRA, was an add on experiment to the Tomme test. Eleven high explosive tests were also conducted in the tunnel and included a Stemming Plan Test, the Pre-Mill Yard test, the two seismic Non-Proliferation Experiment tests, and seven Dipole Hail tests. The U12n Tunnel complex is composed of the portal and mesa areas, encompassing a total area of approximately 600 acres (240 hectares). Major modifications to the landscape have resulted from four principal activities. These are road construction and maintenance, mining activities related to development of the tunnel complex, site preparation for activities related to testing, and construction of retention ponds. A total of 202 cultural features were recorded for the portal and mesa areas. At the portal area, features relate to the mining, construction, testing, and general everyday operational support activities within the tunnel. These include concrete foundations for buildings, ventilation

  17. A Historical Evaluation of the U12n Tunnel, Nevada national Security Site, Nye County, Nevada Part 2 of 2

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    Drollinger, Harold; Jones, Robert C; Bullard, Thomas F; Ashbaugh, Laurence J; Griffin, Wayne R

    2011-06-01

    This report presents a historical evaluation of the U12n Tunnel on the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) in southern Nevada. The work was conducted by the Desert Research Institute at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office and the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The U12n Tunnel was one of a series of tunnels used for underground nuclear weapons effects tests in Rainier and Aqueduct Mesas. A total of 22 nuclear tests were conducted in the U12n Tunnel from 1967 to 1992. These tests include Midi Mist, Hudson Seal, Diana Mist, Misty North, Husky Ace, Ming Blade, Hybla Fair, Mighty Epic, Diablo Hawk, Miners Iron, Huron Landing, Diamond Ace, Mini Jade, Tomme/Midnight Zephyr, Misty Rain, Mill Yard, Diamond Beech, Middle Note, Misty Echo, Mineral Quarry, Randsburg, and Hunters Trophy. DTRA sponsored all tests except Tomme and Randsburg which were sponsored by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Midnight Zephyr, sponsored by DTRA, was an add on experiment to the Tomme test. Eleven high explosive tests were also conducted in the tunnel and included a Stemming Plan Test, the Pre-Mill Yard test, the two seismic Non-Proliferation Experiment tests, and seven Dipole Hail tests. The U12n Tunnel complex is composed of the portal and mesa areas, encompassing a total area of approximately 600 acres (240 hectares). Major modifications to the landscape have resulted from four principal activities. These are road construction and maintenance, mining activities related to development of the tunnel complex, site preparation for activities related to testing, and construction of retention ponds. A total of 202 cultural features were recorded for the portal and mesa areas. At the portal area, features relate to the mining, construction, testing, and general everyday operational support activities within the tunnel. These include concrete foundations for buildings, ventilation

  18. Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of Sr{sub 39}Co{sub 12}N{sub 31}

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    Kowach, G.R.; Lin, H.Y.; DiSalvo, F.J.

    1998-11-15

    Single crystals of Sr{sub 39}Co{sub 12}N{sub 31} have been synthesized in liquid sodium from strontium, cobalt, and sodium azide at 1000 C in sealed niobium ampoules. The structure was solved by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (Im{bar 3}m (No. 229), a = 14.910 {angstrom}, Z = 2, R(F) = 6.7%, R{sub w}(F) = 6.3%) with a disordered strontium position. Sr{sub 39}Co{sub 12}N{sub 31} has a unique structure type incorporating cobalt in linear coordination as isolated nitridometalate ions. All cobalt atoms are crystallographically equivalent, existing with a formal mixed valence of Co{sup 1} and Co{sup 11}. The magnetic susceptibility demonstrates antiferromagnetic Curie-Weiss behavior with an effective moment on cobalt of 4.99 {mu}{sub B}, which lies in the range expected for that of high-spin ground states.

  19. A first-principles study on the adsorption behavior of amphetamine on pristine, P- and Al-doped B12N12 nano-cages

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    Bahrami, Aidin; Seidi, Shahram; Baheri, Tahmineh; Aghamohammadi, Mohammad

    2013-12-01

    The first-principles computations using density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the M062X/6-311++G** level have been applied to scrutinize the adsorption behavior of amphetamine (AMP) molecule on the external surface of pristine, P- and Al-doped B12N12 nano-cages. In order to gain insight into the binding features of pristine and doped B12N12 complexes as adsorbent with AMP, the structural and electronic parameters as well as the Atoms in Molecules (AIM) properties were examined. The results showed that AMP prefers to adsorb via its nitrogen atom on the Lewis acid sites of B and Al atoms of the nano-cages. On the basis of calculated density of states, the interaction of AMP with the external wall of B12N12 leads to the remarkable differences in their conductivities. Presence of polar solvent increases the AMP adsorption on the nano-cage. In addition, AIM based analyses indicated an electrostatic nature for N-B interaction in Amph-B12N12 and partial covalent for N-Al in AMP-B11AlN12. Based on calculated results, the B12N12 and B11AlN12 nano-cages are expected to be a potential efficient adsorbent as well as sensors for adsorption of AMP in environmental systems.

  20. Quantum Monte Carlo simulation of antiferromagnetic spin ladder (C5H12N)2CuBr4

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    Freitas, Augusto S.

    2016-07-01

    In this paper I present a Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) study of the magnetic properties of an antiferromagnetic spin ladder (C5H12N)2CuBr4. This compound is the prototype of the Heisenberg model for a two leg spin ladder in the presence of an external magnetic field. The susceptibility phase diagram has a rounded peak in the vicinity of T=7.4 K, obeys Troyer's law for low temperatures, and Curie's law for high temperatures. I also study the susceptibility diagram in low temperatures and I found the spin gap Δ=9.26 K, in good concordance with the experimental value, 9.5 K. In high field, I present a diagram of magnetization as a function of temperature. In the vicinity of a critical field, Hci, the magnetization scales with T1/2 and this result was found also in the QMC simulation. In all the results, there is a very good concordance with the experimental data. I also show in this paper that the spin gap is null and the susceptibility is proportional to T for low temperatures when relatively high values of the ladders' coupling is taken in account.

  1. Comparison of external beam treatment techniques for T1-2, N0, M0 glottic cancers

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    Camingue, Pamela; Christian, Rochelle; Ng, Davin; Williams, Preston; Amin, Mayankkumar; Roniger, Dominique L.

    2012-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare 4 different external beam radiation therapy treatment techniques for the treatment of T1-2, N0, M0 glottic cancers: traditional lateral beams with wedges (3D), 5-field intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and proton therapy. Treatment plans in each technique were created for 10 patients using consistent planning parameters. The photon treatment plans were optimized using Philips Pinnacle{sub 3} v.9 and the IMRT and VMAT plans used the Direct Machine Parameter Optimization algorithm. The proton treatment plans were optimized using Varian Eclipse Proton v.8.9. The prescription used for each plan was 63 Gy in 28 fractions. The contours for spinal cord, right carotid artery, left carotid artery, and normal tissue were created with respect to the patient's bony anatomy so that proper comparisons of doses could be made with respect to volume. An example of the different isodose distributions will be shown. The data collection for comparison purposes includes: clinical treatment volume coverage, dose to spinal cord, dose to carotid arteries, and dose to normal tissue. Data comparisons will be displayed graphically showing the maximum, mean, median, and ranges of doses.

  2. Abnormal difference between the mobilities of left- and right-twisted conformations of C6H12N2 roto-symmetrical molecules at very low temperatures.

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    Gabuda, S P; Kozlova, S G

    2015-06-21

    We report an abnormal difference of low-temperature mobility of left-twisted and right-twisted conformations of roto symmetric molecules C6H12N2 (dabco) located in the same positions in crystal Zn2(C8H4O4)2⋅C6H12N2. The difference between (1)H NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spin-relaxation data for left-twisted and right-twisted molecules reaches ∼3 × 10(3) times at 8 K and tends to grow at lower temperatures. We argue that taking into account four-component relativistic Dirac wave functions in the vicinity of the nodal plane of dabco molecules and vacuum fluctuations due to virtual particle-antiparticle pairs can explain the changes which C6H12N2 conformations undergo at low temperatures.

  3. Propagation and extinction of premixed C{sub 5}-C{sub 12}n-alkane flames

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    Ji, Chunsheng; Dames, Enoch; Wang, Yang L.; Wang, Hai; Egolfopoulos, Fokion N.

    2010-02-15

    Laminar flame speeds and extinction strain rates of premixed C{sub 5}-C{sub 12}n-alkane flames were determined at atmospheric pressure and elevated unburned mixture temperatures, over a wide range of equivalence ratios. Experiments were performed in the counterflow configuration and flow velocities were measured using Laser Doppler Velocimetry. The laminar flame speeds were obtained using a non-linear extrapolation technique utilizing numerical simulations of the counterflow experiments with detailed descriptions of chemical kinetics and molecular transport. Compared to linearly extrapolated values, the laminar flame speeds obtained using non-linear extrapolations were found to be 1-4 cm/s lower depending on the equivalence ratio. It was determined that the laminar flame speeds of all n-alkane/air mixtures considered in this investigation are similar to each other and sensitive largely to the H{sub 2}/CO and C{sub 1}-C{sub 4} hydrocarbon kinetics. Additionally, the resistance to extinction decreases as the fuel molecular weight increases. Simulations of the experiments were performed using the recently developed JetSurF 0.2 reaction model consisting of 194 species and 1459 reactions. The laminar flame speeds were predicted with good accuracy for all the n-alkane-air mixtures considered. The experimental extinction strain rates are well predicted by the model for fuel-lean mixtures. For stoichiometric and fuel-rich mixtures, the predicted extinction strain rates are approximately 10% lower than the experimental values. Insights into the physical and chemical processes that control the response of n-alkane flames are provided through detailed sensitivity analyses on both reaction rates and binary diffusion coefficients. (author)

  4. The M12N12 (M  =  Al, Ga) clusters as potential sensors for NO, NO2 and HCN detection

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    Cui, Hongling; Yong, Yongliang; Jiang, Huai; Yang, Liangwei; Wang, Shihao; Zhang, Gaojian; Guo, Menghui; Li, Xiaohong

    2017-01-01

    The geometries, energies and electronic properties of NO, NO2 and HCN molecules adsorption on the M12N12 (M  =Al, Ga) clusters have been studied by using density functional theory in order to find novel sensors for NO, NO2 and HCN detection. We find that the three molecules can be chemisorbed on the M12N12 (M  =  Al, Ga) clusters with reasonable adsorption energies (‑0.503 to  ‑1.377 eV). It is clear that there are optimal charge transfers between the clusters and molecules. The HOMO-LUMO gaps of the M12N12 clusters are very sensitive to the presence of the NO, NO2 and HCN molecules. Due to the reasonable adsorption energies and the changes of electronic properties accompanied with the apparent charge transfer, the M12N12 (M  =  Al, Ga) clusters are potentially good NO, NO2 and HCN sensors.

  5. Doping the alkali atom: an effective strategy to improve the electronic and nonlinear optical properties of the inorganic Al12N12 nanocage.

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    Niu, Min; Yu, Guangtao; Yang, Guanghui; Chen, Wei; Zhao, Xingang; Huang, Xuri

    2014-01-06

    Under ab initio computations, several new inorganic electride compounds with high stability, M@x-Al12N12 (M = Li, Na, and K; x = b66, b64, and r6), were achieved for the first time by doping the alkali metal atom M on the fullerene-like Al12N12 nanocage, where the alkali atom is located over the Al-N bond (b66/b64 site) or six-membered ring (r6 site). It is revealed that independent of the doping position and atomic number, doping the alkali atom can significantly narrow the wide gap between the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) (EH-L = 6.12 eV) of the pure Al12N12 nanocage in the range of 0.49-0.71 eV, and these doped AlN nanocages can exhibit the intriguing n-type characteristic, where a high energy level containing the excess electron is introduced as the new HOMO orbital in the original gap of pure Al12N12. Further, the diffuse excess electron also brings these doped AlN nanostructures the considerable first hyperpolarizabilities (β0), which are 1.09 × 10(4) au for Li@b66-Al12N12, 1.10 × 10(4), 1.62 × 10(4), 7.58 × 10(4) au for M@b64-Al12N12 (M = Li, Na, and K), and 8.89 × 10(5), 1.36 × 10(5), 5.48 × 10(4) au for M@r6-Al12N12 (M = Li, Na, and K), respectively. Clearly, doping the heavier Na/K atom over the Al-N bond can get the larger β0 value, while the reverse trend can be observed for the series with the alkali atom over the six-membered ring, where doping the lighter Li atom can achieve the larger β0 value. These fascinating findings will be advantageous for promoting the potential applications of the inorganic AlN-based nanosystems in the new type of electronic nanodevices and high-performance nonlinear optical (NLO) materials.

  6. Measurements of the reactions {sup 12}C({nu}{sub e},e{sup {minus}}){sup 12}N{sub g.s.} and {sup 12}C({nu}{sub e},e{sup {minus}}){sup 12}N{sup {asterisk}}

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    McIlhany, K.; Stancu, I.; Strossman, W.; VanDalen, G.J.; Vernon, W.; Caldwell, D.O.; Gray, M.; Yellin, S.; Eisner, A.M.; Vernon, W.; Wang, Y.; Smith, D.; Waltz, J.; Cohen, I.; Burman, R.L.; Donahue, J.B.; Federspiel, F.J.; Garvey, G.T.; Louis, W.C.; Mills, G.B.; Sandberg, V.; Tayloe, R.; White, D.H.; Gunasingha, R.M.; Imlay, R.; Kim, H.J.; Metcalf, W.; Wadia, N.; Johnston, K.; Dieterle, B.D.; Reeder, R.A.; Fazely, A.; Athanassopoulos, C.; Auerbach, L.B.; Majkic, R.; Margulies, J.; Works, D.; Xiao, Y.

    1997-04-01

    Charged current reactions of {nu}{sub e} on {sup 12}C have been studied using a {mu}{sup +} decay-at-rest {nu}{sub e} beam from the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. More than 500 events from the exclusive reaction {sup 12}C({nu}{sub e},e{sup {minus}}){sup 12}N{sub g.s.} were measured in a large Liquid Scintillator Neutrino Detector (LSND). The observed energy dependence of the cross section and the angular distribution of the outgoing electron agree well with theoretical expectations. Measurements are also presented for inclusive transitions to {sup 12}N excited states, {sup 12}C({nu}{sub e},e{sup {minus}}){sup 12}N{sup {asterisk}} and compared with theoretical expectations. Results are consistent with a recent continuum random phase approximation (CRPA) calculation. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  7. 1,2-N-Migration in a Gold-Catalysed Synthesis of Functionalised Indenes by the 1,1-Carboalkoxylation of Ynamides

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    Adcock, Holly V; Langer, Thomas; Davies, Paul W

    2014-01-01

    Unique α-hemiaminal ether gold carbene intermediates were accessed by a gold-catalysed 1,1-carboalkoxylation strategy and evolved through a highly selective 1,2-N-migration. This skeletal rearrangement gave functionalised indenes, and isotopic labelling confirmed the rare C–N bond cleavage of the ynamide moiety. The effect of substituents on the migration has been explored, and a model is proposed to rationalise the observed selectivity. PMID:24828030

  8. Identification of a High-Risk Group Among Patients With Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma and pT1-2N0 Disease

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    Liao, Chun-Ta; Lin, Chien-Yu; Fan, Kang-Hsing; Wang, Hung-Ming; Ng, Shu-Hang; Lee, Li-Yu; Hsueh, Chuen; Chen, I-How; Huang, Shiang-Fu; Kang, Chung-Jan; and others

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: In the American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010 classification system, pT1-2N0 oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is considered an early-stage cancer treatable with surgery alone (National Comprehensive Cancer Network 2010 guidelines). Our aim was to evaluate the feasibility of surgery alone for pT1-2N0 OSCC patients. Methods and Materials: Among 1279 previously untreated OSCC patients referred to our hospital between January 1996 and May 2008, we identified 457 consecutive patients with pT1-2N0 disease. All had radical tumor excision with neck dissection. A total of 387 patients showing pathologic margins greater than 4 mm and treated by surgery alone were included in the final analysis. All were followed up for at least 24 months after surgery or until death. The 5-year rates of control, distant metastasis, and survival were the main outcome measures. Results: The 5-year rates in the entire group of pT1-2N0 patients were as follows: local control, 91%; neck control, 92%; distant metastases, 1%; disease-free survival, 85%; disease-specific survival, 93%; and overall survival, 84%. Multivariate analysis identified poor differentiation and pathologic tumor depth of 4 mm or greater as independent risk factors for neck control, disease-free survival, and disease-specific survival. A scoring system using poor differentiation and tumor depth was formulated to define distinct prognostic groups. The presence of both poorly differentiated tumors and a tumor depth of 4 mm or greater resulted in significantly poorer 5-year neck control (p < 0.0001), disease-free (p < 0.0001), disease-specific (p < 0.0001), and overall survival (p = 0.0046) rates. Conclusion: The combination of poor differentiation and pathologic tumor depth of 4 mm or greater identified a subset of pT1-2N0 OSCC patients with poor outcome, who may have clinical benefit from postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy.

  9. Gas-Phase Fragmentation Pathways of Mixed-Addenda Keggin Anions: PMo12-nWnO403- (n = 0-12)

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    Gunaratne, Kalupathirannehelage Don D.; Prabhakaran, Venkateshkumar; Johnson, Grant E.; Laskin, Julia

    2015-06-01

    We report a collision-induced dissociation (CID) investigation of the mixed addenda polyoxometalate (POM) anions, PMo12-nWnO403- (n = 0-12). The anions were generated in solution using a straightforward single-step synthesis approach and introduced into the gas phase by electrospray ionization (ESI). Distinct differences in fragmentation patterns were observed for the range of mixed POMs examined in this study. CID of molybdenum-rich anions, PMo12- nWnO403- (n = 0-2), generates an abundant doubly charged fragment containing seven metal atoms (M) and twenty-two oxygen atoms (M7O222-) and its complementary singly charged PM5O18- ion, while the Lindqvist anion, (M6O192-) and its complementary PM6O21- ion are the dominant fragments of Keggin POMs containing more than two tungsten atoms, PMo12-nWnO403- (n = 3-12). The observed transition in the dissociation pathways with an increase in the number of W atoms may be attributed to the higher stability of tungsten-rich anions towards isomerization. We find that the observed distribution of Mo and W atoms in the major M6O192- and M7O222- fragment ions is different from that predicted by a random distribution indicating substantial segregation of the addenda metal atoms in the POMs. Electron detachment from the triply charged precursor anion resulting in formation of doubly charged anions is observed. This is a dominant dissociation pathway for mixed POMs having a majority (8-11) of W atoms and a minor channel for other precursors indicating a close competition between fragmentation and electron detachment pathways of POM anions.

  10. Structure-Phase Condition and Tribological Properties of Coatings Based on Self-Fluxing Nickel Alloy PG-12N-01 After Laser Surfacing

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    Devoino, O. G.; Feldshtein, E. É.; Kardapolova, M. A.; Lutsko, N. I.

    2017-03-01

    Some parameters of laser surfacing of self-fluxing nickel alloy PG-12N-01 are considered. Different structures containing a low-melting γ-Ni - Ni3B eutectic and a γ-Ni - Cr3C2 eutectic that crystallizes at a higher temperature and forms the strength skeleton of the coating may form depending on the rate of the surfacing. The effect of the rate of the surfacing on the wear resistance of the coating and on the coefficients of dry friction are determined.

  11. Is Biological Subtype Prognostic of Locoregional Recurrence Risk in Women With pT1-2N0 Breast Cancer Treated With Mastectomy?

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    Truong, Pauline T.; Sadek, Betro T.; Lesperance, Maria F.; Alexander, Cheryl S.; Shenouda, Mina; Raad, Rita Abi; Taghian, Alphonse G.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To examine locoregional and distant recurrence (LRR and DR) in women with pT1-2N0 breast cancer according to approximated subtype and clinicopathologic characteristics. Methods and Materials: Two independent datasets were pooled and analyzed. The study participants were 1994 patients with pT1-2N0M0 breast cancer, treated with mastectomy without radiation therapy. The patients were classified into 1 of 5 subtypes: luminal A (ER+ or PR+/HER 2−/grade 1-2, n=1202); luminal B (ER+ or PR+/HER 2−/grade 3, n=294); luminal HER 2 (ER+ or PR+/HER 2+, n=221); HER 2 (ER−/PR−/HER 2+, n=105) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) (ER−/PR−/HER 2−, n=172). Results: The median follow-up time was 4.3 years. The 5-year Kaplan-Meier (KM) LRR were 1.8% in luminal A, 3.1% in luminal B, 1.7% in luminal HER 2, 1.9% in HER 2, and 1.9% in TNBC cohorts (P=.81). The 5-year KM DR was highest among women with TNBC: 1.8% in luminal A, 5.0% in luminal B, 2.4% in luminal HER 2, 1.1% in HER 2, and 9.6% in TNBC cohorts (P<.001). Among 172 women with TNBC, the 5-year KM LRR were 1.3% with clear margins versus 12.5% with close or positive margins (P=.04). On multivariable analysis, factors that conferred higher LRR risk were tumors >2 cm, lobular histology, and close/positive surgical margins. Conclusions: The 5-year risk of LRR in our pT1-2N0 cohort treated with mastectomy was generally low, with no significant differences observed between approximated subtypes. Among the subtypes, TNBC conferred the highest risk of DR and an elevated risk of LRR in the presence of positive or close margins. Our data suggest that although subtype alone cannot be used as the sole criterion to offer postmastectomy radiation therapy, it may reasonably be considered in conjunction with other clinicopathologic factors including tumor size, histology, and margin status. Larger cohorts and longer follow-up times are needed to define which women with node-negative disease have high postmastectomy LRR risks in contemporary practice.

  12. Structural evolution of atomically precise thiolated bimetallic [Au(12+n)Cu₃₂(SR)(30+n)]⁴⁻ (n = 0, 2, 4, 6) nanoclusters.

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    Yang, Huayan; Wang, Yu; Yan, Juanzhu; Chen, Xi; Zhang, Xin; Häkkinen, Hannu; Zheng, Nanfeng

    2014-05-21

    A series of all-thiol stabilized bimetallic Au-Cu nanoclusters, [Au(12+n)Cu32(SR)(30+n)](4-) (n = 0, 2, 4, 6 and SR = SPhCF3), are successfully synthesized and characterized by X-ray single-crystal analysis and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Each cluster consists of a Keplerate two-shell Au12@Cu20 core protected by (6 - n) units of Cu2(SR)5 and n units of Cu2Au(SR)6 (n = 0, 2, 4, 6) motifs on its surface. The size and structural evolution of the clusters is atomically controlled by the Au precursors and countercations used in the syntheses. The clusters exhibit similar optical absorption properties that are not dependent on the number of surface Cu2Au(SR)6 units. Although DFT suggests an electronic structure with an 18-electron superatom shell closure, the clusters display different thermal stabilities. [Au(12+n)Cu32(SR)(30+n)](4-) clusters with n = 0 and 2 are more stable than those with n = 4 and 6. Moreover, an oxidation product of the clusters, [Au13Cu12(SR)20](4-), is structurally identified to gain insight into how the clusters are oxidized.

  13. Synthesis, crystal structure and electrical properties of N,N-dimethylanilinium trichloridostannate (II): (C8H12N)SnCl3

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    Chouaib, H.; Kamoun, S.; Costa, L. C.; Graça, M. P. F.

    2015-12-01

    A new (C8H12N)SnCl3 crystal of the general formula AMX3 was grown by soft chemistry method. X-ray study shows that the crystal crystallized in a monoclinic system with the space group P21/a. The structure was solved by Patterson method and refined to a final value of R = 0.0304 for 1157 independent observed reflections. The cohesion and the stability of the atomic arrangement result from the N-H … Cl hydrogen bonds between (C8H12N)+ cations and isolated (SnCl3)- anions. At high temperature this compound exhibits a structural phase transition at 340 K. This transition has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetric and impedance spectroscopy. The impedance data were well fitted to an Rp//CPE equivalent electrical circuit model. The close values of activation energies, obtained from the thermal behavior of the conductivity and the relaxation time confirm the presence of a hopping transport mechanism.

  14. Clinical outcome of surgical treatment of T1-2 N0 squamous cell carcinoma of oral tongue with observation for the neck: Analysis of 176 cases

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    Hakeem, Arsheed Hussain; Pradhan, Sultan Ahmed; Kannan, Rajan; Tubachi, Jagadish

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To analyze various demographic, clinical, and histopathologic factors in T1-2 N0 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral tongue to define a high-risk group for regional recurrence that will benefit from elective neck dissection. Materials and Methods: Retrospective outcome analysis of a patient cohort without palpable or ultrasound (USG) detectable nodal metastases undergoing per oral wide glossectomy for T1-2 N0 SCC of oral tongue. Patients were followed up using palpation and serial USG neck and fine-needle aspiration cytology. Results: Of the 176 patients, 69 (39%) showed recurrence during follow-up. Fifty-eight cases developed regional neck node metastases, i.e., overall regional node recurrence rate of 33%. Fifty-three (91%) with regional neck node metastases were salvaged successfully with further treatment. In 110 cases with tumor thickness more than 5 mm, 39% cases developed regional neck node metastases. This association was significant with P = 0.0402. Among 44 cases with perineural invasion, 54% developed regional neck node metastases. Similarly in 39 cases with lymphovascular invasion, 61% developed regional neck node metastases. Association of both of these parameters with the development of regional neck node metastases was significant. Conclusion: We recommend prophylactic selective neck dissection in early stage SCC of oral tongue, especially with depth of invasion more than 5 mm, perineural and lymphovascular invasion. PMID:28299264

  15. AC conductivity and dielectric relaxation of tris(N,N-dimethylanilinium) hexabromidostannate(IV) bromide: (C8H12N)3SnBr6.Br

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    Chouaib, H.; Kamoun, S.

    2015-10-01

    The X-ray powder analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry analysis and complex impedance spectroscopic data have been carried out on (C8H12N)3SnBr6.Br compound. The results show that this compound exhibits a phase transition at (T=365±2 K) which has been characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), AC conductivity and dielectric measurements. The AC conductivity, the modulus analysis, the dielectric constants and the polarizability have been studied using impedance in the temperature range from 334 K to 383 K and in the frequency range between 20 Hz and 2 MHz. The temperature dependence of DC conductivity follows the Arrhenius law. Moreover, the frequency dependence of conductivity follows Jonscher's dynamical law with the relation: σ(ω , T) =σDC + B(T)ω s(T) . Relaxation peaks can be observed in the complex modulus analysis and after a transformation of the complex permittivity ε* to the complex polarizability α*.

  16. A highly photocatalytic polyoxomolybdate compound constructed from novel-type triple helix {Mo4O12}n chains and copper(I)-organic nets.

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    Zhang, Xiutang; Fan, Liming; Zhang, Wei; Ding, Yuanshuai; Fan, Weiliu; Zhao, Xian

    2013-12-21

    A novel-type 3D polyoxomolybdate-organic framework, {[Cu3(H3tpb)2(tpb)(Mo4O12)]·4H2O}n (1, H3tpb = 1,3,5-tri(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)benzene), was prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, and luminescence analysis. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that novel neutral triple helix {Mo4O12}n chains are encased in bowl-like 2D [Cu3(H3tpb)2(tpb)]n intervals via bond interactions between terminal oxygen atoms and cations of Cu(I), leaving an unprecedented (3,3,5,8)-connected (3·4·6(8))3(3(6)·4(6)·8(6)·9(6)·10(4))(4(3))2(6(3)) topology. Moreover, compound 1 exhibits remarkable photocatalytic activities for decomposition of methylene orange (MO), methylene red (MR), methylene blue (MB), methylene violet (MV), and rhodamine B (RhB) under UV light.

  17. Material properties and structural characterization of M3Si6O12N2:Eu2+ (M = Ba, Sr)--a comprehensive study on a promising green phosphor for pc-LEDs.

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    Braun, Cordula; Seibald, Markus; Börger, Saskia L; Oeckler, Oliver; Boyko, Teak D; Moewes, Alexander; Miehe, Gerhard; Tücks, Andreas; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2010-08-16

    The efficient green phosphor Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) and its solid-solution series Ba(3-x)Sr(x)Si(6)O(12)N(2) (with x approximately = 0.4 and 1) were synthesized in a radio-frequency furnace under nitrogen atmosphere at temperatures up to 1425 degrees C. The crystal structure (Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2), space group P3 (no. 147), a = 7.5218(1), c = 6.4684(1) A, wR2 = 0.048, Z = 1) has been solved and refined on the basis of both single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data. Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) is a layer-like oxonitridosilicate and consists of vertex-sharing SiO(3)N-tetrahedra forming 6er- and 4er-rings as fundamental building units (FBU). The nitrogen atoms are connected to three silicon atoms (N3), while the oxygen atoms are either terminally bound (O1) or bridge two silicon atoms (O2) (numbers in superscripted square brackets after atoms indicate the coordination number of the atom in question). Two crystallographically independent Ba(2+) sites are situated between the silicate layers. Luminescence investigations have shown that Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) exhibits excellent luminescence properties (emission maximum at approximately 527 nm, full width at half maximum (FWHM) of approximately 65 nm, low thermal quenching), which provides potential for industrial application in phosphor-converted light-emitting diodes (pc-LEDs). In-situ high-pressure and high-temperature investigations with synchrotron X-ray diffraction indicate decomposition of Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2) under these conditions. The band gap of Ba(3)Si(6)O(12)N(2):Eu(2+) was measured to be 7.05+/-0.25 eV by means of X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES) and X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES). This agrees well with calculated band gap of 6.93 eV using the mBJ-GGA potential. Bonding to the Ba atoms is highly ionic with only the 4p(3/2) orbitals participating in covalent bonds. The valence band consists primarily of N and O p states and the conduction band contains primarily Ba d and f states

  18. A Novel CaV1.2 N Terminus Expressed in Smooth Muscle Cells of Resistance Size Arteries Modifies Channel Regulation by Auxiliary Subunits*S

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    Cheng, Xiaoyang; Liu, Jianxi; Asuncion-Chin, Maria; Blaskova, Eva; Bannister, John P.; Dopico, Alejandro M.; Jaggar, Jonathan H.

    2008-01-01

    Voltage-dependent L-type Ca2+ (CaV1.2) channels are the principal Ca2+ entry pathway in arterial myocytes. CaV1.2 channels regulate multiple vascular functions and are implicated in the pathogenesis of human disease, including hypertension. However, the molecular identity of CaV1.2 channels expressed in myocytes of myogenic arteries that regulate vascular pressure and blood flow is unknown. Here, we cloned CaV1.2 subunits from resistance size cerebral arteries and demonstrate that myocytes contain a novel, cysteine rich N terminus that is derived from exon 1 (termed “exon 1c”), which is located within CACNA1C, the CaV1.2 gene. Quantitative PCR revealed that exon 1c was predominant in arterial myocytes, but rare in cardiac myocytes, where exon 1a prevailed. When co-expressed with α2δ subunits, CaV1.2 channels containing the novel exon 1c-derived N terminus exhibited: 1) smaller whole cell current density, 2) more negative voltages of half activation (V1/2,act) and half-inactivation (V1/2,inact), and 3) reduced plasma membrane insertion, when compared with channels containing exon 1b. β1b and β2a subunits caused negative shifts in the V1/2,act and V1/2,inact of exon 1b-containing CaV1.2α1/α2δ currents that were larger than those in exon 1c-containing CaV1.2α1/α2δ currents. In contrast, β3 similarly shifted V1/2,act and V1/2,inact of currents generated by exon 1b- and exon 1c-containing channels. β subunits isoform-dependent differences in current inactivation rates were also detected between N-terminal variants. Data indicate that through novel alternative splicing at exon 1, the CaV1.2 N terminus modifies regulation by auxiliary subunits. The novel exon 1c should generate distinct voltage-dependent Ca2+ entry in arterial myocytes, resulting in tissue-specific Ca2+ signaling. PMID:17699517

  19. Integral Representation of the Pictorial Proof of Sum of [superscript n][subscript k=1]k[superscript 2] = 1/6n(n+1)(2n+1)

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    Kobayashi, Yukio

    2011-01-01

    The pictorial proof of the sum of [superscript n][subscript k=1] k[superscript 2] = 1/6n(n+1)(2n+1) is represented in the form of an integral. The integral representations are also applicable to the sum of [superscript n][subscript k-1] k[superscript m] (m greater than or equal to 3). These representations reveal that the sum of [superscript…

  20. Abnormal difference between the mobilities of left- and right-twisted conformations of C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 2} roto-symmetrical molecules at very low temperatures

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    Gabuda, S. P.; Kozlova, S. G.

    2015-06-21

    We report an abnormal difference of low-temperature mobility of left-twisted and right-twisted conformations of roto symmetric molecules C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 2} (dabco) located in the same positions in crystal Zn{sub 2}(C{sub 8}H{sub 4}O{sub 4}){sub 2}⋅C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 2}. The difference between {sup 1}H NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) spin-relaxation data for left-twisted and right-twisted molecules reaches ∼3 × 10{sup 3} times at 8 K and tends to grow at lower temperatures. We argue that taking into account four-component relativistic Dirac wave functions in the vicinity of the nodal plane of dabco molecules and vacuum fluctuations due to virtual particle-antiparticle pairs can explain the changes which C{sub 6}H{sub 12}N{sub 2} conformations undergo at low temperatures.

  1. Nqrs Data for C9H26N3Na2O14P [C9H12N3Na2O7P·7(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1198)

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    Chihara, H.; Nakamura, N.

    This document is part of Subvolume A `Substances Containing Ag … C10H15' of Volume 48 `Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectroscopy Data' of Landolt-Börnstein - Group III `Condensed Matter'. It contains an extract of Section `3.2 Data tables' of the Chapter `3 Nuclear quadrupole resonance data' providing the NQRS data for C9H26N3Na2O14P [C9H12N3Na2O7P·7(H2O)] (Subst. No. 1198)

  2. Inner core biosynthesis of lipooligosaccharide (LOS) in Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B: identification and role in LOS assembly of the alpha1,2 N-acetylglucosamine transferase (RfaK).

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    Kahler, C M; Carlson, R W; Rahman, M M; Martin, L E; Stephens, D S

    1996-01-01

    A lipooligosaccharide (LOS) mutant of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B strain NMB (immunotype L3,7,9) was identified in a Tn916 (tetM) mutant bank by loss of reactivity with monoclonal antibody 3F11, which recognizes the terminal Galbeta1-->4GlcNAc epitope in the lacto-N-neotetraose moiety of the wild-type LOS structure. The mutant, designated 559, was found to express a truncated LOS of 3.0 kDa. Southern and PCR analyses demonstrated that there was a single intact Tn916 insertion (class I) in the mutant 559 chromosome. Linkage of the LOS phenotype and the Tn916 insertion was confirmed by transformation of the wild-type parent. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the region surrounding the transposition site revealed a 1,065-bp open reading frame (ORF). A homology search of the GenBank/EMBL database revealed that the amino acid sequence of this ORF had 46.8% similarity and 21.2% identity with the alpha1,2 N-acetylglucosamine transferase (RfaK) from Salmonella typhimurium. Glycosyl composition and linkage analysis of the LOS produced by mutant 559 revealed that the lacto-N-neotetraose group which is attached to heptose I (HepI) and the N-acetylglucosamine and glucose residues that are attached to HepII in the inner core of the parental LOS were absent. These analyses also showed that the HepII residue in both the parent and the mutant LOS molecules was phosphorylated, presumably by a phosphoethanolamine substituent. The insertion of nonpolar and polar antibiotic resistance cartridges into the parental rfaK gene resulted in the expression of LOS with the same mobility as that produced by mutant 559. This result indicated that the inability to add the lacto-N-neotetraose group to the 559 LOS is not due to a polar effect on a gene(s) downstream of rfaK. Our data indicate that we have identified the meningococcal alpha1,2 N-acetylglucosamine transferase responsible for the addition of N-acetylglucosamine to HepII. We propose that the lack of alpha-chain extension from HepI in the LOS of mutant 559 may be due to structural constraints imposed by the incomplete biosynthesis of the LOS inner core. PMID:8631701

  3. Structural characterization, thermal, ac conductivity and dielectric properties of (C7H12N2)2[SnCl6]Cl2.1.5H2O

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    Hajji, Rachid; Oueslati, Abderrazek; Hajlaoui, Fadhel; Bulou, Alain; Hlel, Faouzi

    2016-05-01

    (C7H12N2)2[SnCl6]Cl2.1.5H2O is crystallized at room temperature in the monoclinic system (space group P21/n). The isolated molecules form organic and inorganic layers parallel to the (a, b) plane and alternate along the c-axis. The inorganic layer is built up by isolated SnCl6 octahedrons. Besides, the organic layer is formed by 2,4-diammonium toluene cations, between which the spaces are filled with free Cl- ions and water molecules. The crystal packing is governed by means of the ionic N-H...Cl and Ow-H...Cl hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. The thermal study of this compound is reported, revealing two phase transitions around 360(±3) and 412(±3) K. The electrical and dielectric measurements were reported, confirming the transition temperatures detected in the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The frequency dependence of ac conductivity at different temperatures indicates that the correlated barrier hopping (CBH) model is the probable mechanism for the ac conduction behavior.

  4. Effect of CuO2 planes on the structural and superconducting transport properties of [CuTl - 12(n - 1)n;n = 2,3,4] superconductor family

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    Muzaffar, M. Usman; Khan, Nawazish A.

    2016-06-01

    Cu0.5Tl0.5Ba2Can-1CunO2n+4-δ (n = 2, 3, 4) superconducting bulk samples have been synthesized by using two-step solid state reaction method. We investigated the effects of CuO2 planes on the structural and superconducting transport properties of [CuTl - 12(n - 1)n; n = 2, 3, 4] superconducting family. These samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) absorption spectroscopy and DC-resistivity (ρ) measurements. These samples are c-axis length oriented and have shown orthorhombic crystal structure. All the samples have shown metallic variations of resistivity from room temperature down to onset of superconductivity. The zero resistivity critical temperature Tc(R = 0) increases with the increase in superconducting planes and normal state resistivity systematically decreases, which show the density of inadvertent defects decreases in the final compound. The apical oxygen phonon modes are hardened as observed in the FTIR absorption measurements. The intrinsic microscopic superconducting parameters, such as the cross-over temperatures, coherence length along c-axis (ξc(0)) at 0 K, inter-layer coupling (J), inter-grain coupling (α) and fermi velocity (VF), were extracted from the fluctuation-induced conductivity (FIC) analysis. FIC analysis also showed the improvement in superconductivity with the increase in CuO2 planes.

  5. Prognostic Significance of the Number of Positive Lymph Nodes in Women With T1-2N1 Breast Cancer Treated With Mastectomy: Should Patients With 1, 2, and 3 Positive Lymph Nodes Be Grouped Together?

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    Dai Kubicky, Charlotte; Mongoue-Tchokote, Solange

    2013-04-01

    Purpose: To determine whether patients with 1, 2, or 3 positive lymph nodes (LNs) have similar survival outcomes. Methods and Materials: We analyzed the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry of breast cancer patients diagnosed between 1990 and 2003. We identified 10,415 women with T1-2N1M0 breast cancer who were treated with mastectomy with no adjuvant radiation, with at least 10 LNs examined and 6 months of follow-up. The Kaplan-Meier method and log–rank test were used for survival analysis. Multivariate analysis was performed using the Cox proportional hazard model. Results: Median follow-up was 92 months. Ten-year overall survival (OS) and cause-specific survival (CSS) were progressively worse with increasing number of positive LNs. Survival rates were 70%, 64%, and 60% (OS), and 82%, 76%, and 72% (CSS) for 1, 2, and 3 positive LNs, respectively. Pairwise log–rank test P values were <.001 (1 vs 2 positive LNs), <.001 (1 vs 3 positive LNs), and .002 (2 vs 3 positive LNs). Multivariate analysis showed that number of positive LNs was a significant predictor of OS and CSS. Hazard ratios increased with the number of positive LNs. In addition, age, primary tumor size, grade, estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor status, race, and year of diagnosis were significant prognostic factors. Conclusions: Our study suggests that patients with 1, 2, and 3 positive LNs have distinct survival outcomes, with increasing number of positive LNs associated with worse OS and CSS. The conventional grouping of 1-3 positive LNs needs to be reconsidered.

  6. A Hirshfeld surface analysis, crystal structure and infrared characterization of a new organic cyclohexaphosphate, (C8H12N)4(Li)2(P6O18)(H2O)6

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    Khedhiri, L.; Ferretti, V.; Jelsch, C.; Rzaigui, M.; Ben Nasr, C.

    2017-04-01

    Single crystals of a new organic cyclohexaphosphate (C8H12N)4(Li)2(P6O18)(H2O)6 prepared by an acid/base reaction between cyclohexaphosphoric acid H6P6O18 and 2,6-dimethylaniline, have been successfully grown by slow evaporation technique at room temperature. This compound was characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and FT-IR spectroscopy. The results show that the title compound was phased with a triclinic structure and P-1 space group. The crystal structure was solved by using 5203 independent reflections with a final R value of 0.031. The P6O18 ring is centrosymmetrical. Its main geometrical features are those commonly observed in others cyclohexaphosphates. The atomic arrangement of this compound can be described by an organization in a three-dimensional framework, built up from alternated organic and inorganic species. Adjacent P6O18 rings are linked via corner-sharing by LiO4 tetrahedra, generating anionic [Li2(P6O18)(H2O)]4- layers parallel to (110). Charge balance is achieved by the protonated amine which is trapped in the interlayer space and interacts with the organic framework through strong and medium hydrogen bonding. An extensive network of Nsbnd H⋯O and Osbnd H⋯O hydrogen-bonding interactions link the components into a three-dimensional network and additional stabilization is provided by weak Csbnd H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Intermolecular interactions were investigated by Hirshfeld surfaces. The vibrational absorption bands were identified by infrared spectroscopy. The stretching modes of P6O18 ring and band assignments are described.

  7. Experimental determination of solubilities of di-calcium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid hydrate [Ca2C10H12N2O8·7H2O(s)] in NaCl and MgCl2 solutions to high ionic strengths and its Pitzer model: Applications to geological disposal of nuclear waste and other low temperature environments

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    Xiong, Yongliang; Kirkes, Leslie; Westfall, Terry

    2017-04-01

    In this study, solubility measurements on di-calcium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [Ca2C10H12N2O8(s), abbreviated as Ca2EDTA(s)] as a function of ionic strength are conducted in NaCl solutions up to I = 5.0 mol•kg–1 and in MgCl2 solutions up to I = 7.5 mol•kg–1, at room temperature (22.5 ± 0.5oC).

  8. The decay of the T=1 isospin triplet in A=12 systems: IV. The energy dependence of the asymmetry coefficientsα _{β ^ mp } of the beta-ray angular distribution in aligned12B and12N and the induced pseudotensor interaction

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    Szybisz, L.; Behrens, H.

    1980-12-01

    The asymmetry parametersα _{β ^ mp } of the beta-ray emitted from aligned12B and12N are evaluated as a function of the energy. The agreement with experimental differential data is excellent for bothα _{β ^ - } ( W) andα _{β ^ + } ( W). This work confirms, using available nuclear model information, that no induced pseudotensor (IPT) interaction is required for a correct theoretical interpretation of the data. An upper limit for the IPT coupling constant f T is determined from a simultaneous fit ofα _{β ^ - } ( W) andα _{β ^ + } ( W).

  9. Solvothermal synthesis, multi-temperature crystal structures and physical properties of isostructural coordination polymers, 2C4H12N+[M3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO, M = Co, Zn.

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    Damgaard Poulsen, Rasmus; Bentien, Anders; Christensen, Mogens; Brummerstedt Iversen, Bo

    2006-04-01

    Two isostructural metal organic framework (MOF) structures have been synthesized by solvothermal methods and examined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. A microcrystal of 2C4H12N+[Co3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO (1) was investigated at T = 120 K using synchrotron radiation. 2C4H12N+[Zn3(C8H4O4)4]2-.3C5H11NO (2) was investigated at multiple temperatures (T = 30, 100, 200 and 300 K) on a conventional diffractometer. The thermal expansion of the structure of (2) is anisotropic and along the a axis, which corresponds to the metal chain direction. The structures contain anionic frameworks with cations and solvent molecules trapped in the voids. The magnetic susceptibility (chi) and heat capacity (C(p)) have been measured from 1.8 to 350 K. Compound (1) orders ferromagnetically with a broad phase transition observed in C(p) at approximately 6 K. The magnetic moment reaches a value of 3 micro(B) per Co at 2 K in a magnetic field of 9 T, and a Curie-Weiss fit to chi(T) gives an effective moment (mu(eff)) of 4.2 mu(B) and a Weiss temperature (theta) of 23 K. The exchange mechanism for the magnetic coupling is suggested to involve the Co-O-Co bridges in the individual three-metal-atom subchains. The three-dimensional magnetism presumably is due to super-exchange through two out of the three unique C8H4O4 linker molecules, which have the carboxylate and benzene pi systems well aligned.

  10. Neutral and cationic V(IV)/V(V) mixed-valence alkoxo-polyoxovanadium clusters [V6O7(OR)12]n+ (R = -CH3, -C2H5): structural, cyclovoltammetric and IR-spectroscopic investigations on mixed valency in a hexanuclear core.

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    Daniel, Charles; Hartl, Hans

    2005-10-12

    The alkoxo-polyoxovanadium clusters [V6O7(OR)12]n+ (R = -CH3, -C2H5) are fully alkylated polyoxometalate derivatives comprising a hexavanadate core with the vanadium ions organized in an octahedral fashion, a classic isopolyoxometalate structure (Lindqvist) which as an entity is not known for vanadium. The clusters are highly redox-active compounds, displaying a large number of thermodynamically stable redox isomers of which the chemical syntheses and structural characterization of the neutral and cationic V(IV)/V(V) mixed-valence species [V(IV)(4-n)V(V)(2+n)O7(OR)12]n+ [SbCl6]n (R = -CH3, n = 0, 1; R = -C2H5, n = 0, 1, 2) are presented here. Neutral and positively charged clusters remain exceptional in the field of polyoxometalate chemistry. Results obtained from cyclic voltammetry, infrared spectroscopy, and from valence sum calculations conducted on X-ray structural data classify these clusters as class II mixed-valence compounds. Their highly symmetrical molecular structures make them particularly interesting as model compounds for the investigation of intervalence charge transfer and electron delocalization in the hexanuclear core. Furthermore, the large number of isostructural redox isomers affords a high variability in d-electron content. Accordingly, a dependency could clearly be established between the extent of electron delocalization and the V(IV)/V(V) ratio in a cluster species. A further interesting observation concerns the neutral ethoxo compound [V(IV)4V(V)2O7(OC2H5)12] (3) which exhibits a crystallographic phase transition accompanied by the conversion from a structure at 173 K with fully localized valencies to a room-temperature modification displaying complete d-electron delocalization.

  11. Calorimetric Investigation of Thermal Stability of 304H Cu (Fe-17.7Cr-9.3Ni-2.95Cu-0.91Mn-0.58Nb-0.24Si-0.1C-0.12N-Wt Pct) Austenitic Stainless Steel

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    Tripathy, Haraprasanna; Subramanian, Raju; Hajra, Raj Narayan; Rai, Arun Kumar; Rengachari, Mythili; Saibaba, Saroja; Jayakumar, Tammana

    2016-12-01

    The sequence of phase instabilities that take place in a Fe-17.7Cr-9.3Ni-0.58Nb-2.95Cu-0.12N (wt pct) austenitic stainless steel (304H Cu grade) as a function of temperature has been investigated using dynamic calorimetry. The results obtained from this investigation are supplemented by Thermocalc-based equilibrium and Scheil-Gulliver nonequilibrium solidification simulation. The following phase transformation sequence is found upon slow cooling from liquid: L → L + γ → L + γ + MX → γ + MX + δ → γ +MX + M23C6 → γ + MX + M23C6 + Cu. Under slow cooling, the solidification follows austenite + ferrite (AF) mode, which is in accordance with Thermocalc prediction and Scheil-Gulliver simulation. However, higher cooling rates result in skeletal δ-ferrite formation, due to increased segregation tendency of Nb and Cr to segregate to interdendritic liquid. The solidification mode is found to depend on combined Nb + Cu content. Experimental estimates of enthalpy change associated with melting and secondary phase precipitation are also obtained. In addition a semi-quantitative study on the dissolution kinetics of M23C6 type carbides has also been investigated. The standard solution treatment at 1413 K (1140 °C) is found to be adequate to dissolve both Cu and M23C6 into γ-austenite; but the complete dissolution of MX type carbonitrides occurs near the melting region.

  12. Total body calcium analysis using the Ca-12(n, alpha) Ar-37 reaction

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    Lewellen, T. K.; Nelp, W. B.

    1977-01-01

    A low dose neutron activation technique was developed to measure total body calcium in vivo. The effort had included development of irradiation and processing facilities and conduction of human studies to determine the accuracy and precision of measurement attainable with the systems.

  13. [Results of surgical treatment of oral cavity cancer T1-2N0M0].

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    Karpenko, A V; Sibgatullin, R R; Belova, E N; Boĭko, A A; Zolotykh, V G; Roman, L D

    2014-01-01

    The article shows the results of treatment of 20 patients (aged from 46 to 85 years old) with early oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma at the period from April 2009 to January 2011. The surgery included the resection of primary tumor and neck dissection in all the patients. The primary tumor was removed by mouth access in 10 patients and combined method was used in 10 cases. The selective neck dissection was carried out in 22 cases. The oral cavity wounds were closed primarily by local flaps in 10 patients, some small residual defects were left open in 3 cases. The reconstructions with remote skin-muscular infrahyoid flap were performed in 7 patients. The free revascularized radial skin-fascia flap was used in 3 cases. A follow-up period was from 24 to 44 months. The primary local regional control consisted of 85% in given group of patients. The rate of recurrence of the second primary metachronous tumor was 15%. Tumors were located in the oral cavity. Overall 3-year survival was 90% (18 out of 20 patients).

  14. Computational Evaluation of the Feasibility of Nitrating Precursors to C12N12O12

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    1994-10-20

    efforts to nitrate 3. 4 References 1. P. Sjoberg, J. S. Murray, T. Brinck and P. Politzer, Can. J. Chem., 68, 1440 (1990). 2. T. Brinck , J. S. Murray...4. T. Brinck , J. S. Murray and P. Politzer, J. Org. Chem., 56, 5012 (1991). 5. J. S. Murray, T. Brinck and P. Politzer, J. Mol. Struct. (Theochem

  15. Sedimentary 12-n-Propylcholestanes, Molecular Fossils Diagnostic of Marine Algae.

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    Moldowan, J M; Fago, F J; Lee, C Y; Jacobson, S R; Watt, D S; Slougui, N E; Jeganathan, A; Young, D C

    1990-01-19

    Certain C(30)-steranes have been used for identifying sedimentary rocks and crude oils derived from organic matter deposited in marine environments. Analysis of a C(30)-sterane from Prudhoe Bay oil indicates that these C(30)-steranes are 24-n-propylcholestanes that apparently are derived from precursor sterols 24-n-propylidene-cholesterols and 24-n-propylcholesterol. These widely occurring sterols are biochemically synthesized in modern oceans by members of an order (Sarcinochrysidales) of chrysophyte algae. These data thus imply that C(30)-sterane biomarkers in sedimentary rocks and crude oils have a marine origin. Screening of a few organic-rich sedimentary rocks and oils from throughout the Phanerozoic suggests that these C(30)-steranes first appeared and, therefore, their source algae evolved between Early Ordovician and Devonian.

  16. Materials Data on FeH44C12(N5O8)2 (SG:2) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-11-02

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  17. CXCL12 N-terminal end is sufficient to induce chemotaxis and proliferation of neural stem/progenitor cells.

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    Filippo, Thais R M; Galindo, Layla T; Barnabe, Gabriela F; Ariza, Carolina B; Mello, Luiz E; Juliano, Maria A; Juliano, Luiz; Porcionatto, Marimélia A

    2013-09-01

    Neural stem/progenitor cells (NSC) respond to injury after brain injuries secreting IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α, IL-4 and IL-10, as well as chemokine members of the CC and CXC ligand families. CXCL12 is one of the chemokines secreted at an injury site and is known to attract NSC-derived neuroblasts, cells that express CXCL12 receptor, CXCR4. Activation of CXCR4 by CXCL12 depends on two domains located at the N-terminal of the chemokine. In the present work we aimed to investigate if the N-terminal end of CXCL12, where CXCR4 binding and activation domains are located, was sufficient to induce NSC-derived neuroblast chemotaxis. Our data show that a synthetic peptide analogous to the first 21 amino acids of the N-terminal end of CXCL12, named PepC-C (KPVSLSYRCPCRFFESHIARA), is able to promote chemotaxis of neuroblasts in vivo, and stimulate chemotaxis and proliferation of CXCR4+ cells in vitro, without affecting NSC fate. We also show that PepC-C upregulates CXCL12 expression in vivo and in vitro. We suggest the N-terminal end of CXCL12 is responsible for a positive feedback loop to maintain a gradient of CXCL12 that attracts neuroblasts from the subventricular zone into an injury site.

  18. Materials Data on NiH12(N3O2)2 (SG:12) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2016-04-22

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  19. Spin dynamics in pressure-induced magnetically ordered phases in (C4H12N2)Cu2Cl6

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    Perren, G.; Möller, J. S.; Hüvonen, D.; ...

    2015-08-07

    In this paper, we present inelastic neutron-scattering experiments on the S=1/2 frustrated gapped quantum magnet piperazinium hexachlorodicuprate (PHCC) under applied hydrostatic pressure. These results show that at 9 kbar the magnetic triplet excitations in the system are gapless, contrary to what was previously reported. Our results are in agreement with recent muon-spin relaxation experiments which found magnetic order above a quantum-critical point at 4.3 kbar. Finally, we show that the changes in the excitation spectrum can be primarily attributed to the change in a single exchange pathway.

  20. Corrective Action Decision Document/Closure Report for Corrective Action Unit 477: Area 12 N-Tunnel Muckpile, Nevada Test Site

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2010-03-15

    This Corrective Action Decision Document (CADD)/Closure Report (CR) was prepared by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) for Corrective Action Unit (CAU) 477, N-Tunnel Muckpile. This CADD/CR is consistent with the requirements of the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO) agreed to by the State of Nevada, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Corrective Action Unit 477 is comprised of one Corrective Action Site (CAS): • 12-06-03, Muckpile The purpose of this CADD/CR is to provide justification and documentation supporting the recommendation for closure with no further action, by placing use restrictions on CAU 477.

  1. Characteristic effects onto C13H12N2O3 molecule dissolved in solvents of argon plasma at atmospheric pressure

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    Tanışlı, Murat; Taşal, Erol

    2017-02-01

    We could easily argue that the decomposition of the chemical chain molecules is a compelling application when it comes to the atmospheric pressure plasma. In this paper, we have investigated the effect of the atmospheric pressure argon plasma on 4-((2-methoxyphenyl)diazenyl)benzene-1,3,-diol molecule (abbreviated as 4MBD) at room temperature. 4MBD molecule is one of the industrial dye molecules used widely. When considering the ecological life, this molecule is very harmful and dangerous. As such, we suggest a new decomposing method for such molecules. Atmospheric pressure plasma jet is principally treated for the breakdown of the molecule in question. Fourier transform infrared spectrometry and UV-Vis spectrophotometry tools are used to characterization of the molecules subsequent to the plasma applications to 4MBD molecule in ethanol and methanol solvents. The atmospheric-pressure plasma jet of argon (Ar) as non-equilibrium has been formed by ac-power generator with frequency—24 kHz and voltage—12 kV. Characterizations for solutions prepared with ethanol and methanol solvents of 4MBD molecule have been examined after applying (duration 3 min) the atmospheric pressure plasma jet. The molecule is broken at 6C-7N-8N=9C stretching peak in consequence of the plasma treatment. The new plasma photo-products for ethanol and methanol solutions are produced as 6C-7N-8N=9C (strong, varying) and 12C=17O (strong, wide) stretching peaks. Also, the bathochromic drifts are discerned.

  2. High-rate Li4Ti5O12/N-doped reduced graphene oxide composite using cyanamide both as nanospacer and a nitrogen doping source

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    Jeong, Jun Hui; Kim, Myeong-Seong; Kim, Young-Hwan; Roh, Kwang Chul; Kim, Kwang-Bum

    2016-12-01

    A Li4Ti5O12(LTO)/N-doped reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composite is proposed using dual functional nitrogen doping source to prevent RGO restacking and achieve uniform nitrogen doping on RGO sheets to increase the rate performance of high-rate lithium ion batteries. The pore structure (both meso- and macro pores) is developed when RGO restacking is prevented, facilitating electrolyte ion diffusion to active sites with lower resistance. Uniform nitrogen doping on RGO sheets with high nitrogen contents provides additional free electrons to the sheets, resulting in increased electronic conductivity. Cyanamide is used as the nitrogen doping source for the N-doped RGO as well as a nanospacer between the RGO sheets. In the composite, the nitrogen content of the RGO sheets is 2.3 wt%, which increases the electronic conductivity of the composite to 1.60 S cm-1. The specific surface area of the composite is increased to 35.8 m2 g-1. Thus, the composite structure with the N-doped RGO sheets and porous secondary particles has high electrical conductivity and high ion accessibility. The LTO/N-doped RGO composite demonstrates excellent electrochemical performance with a low resistance of 48.4 Ω, a high specific capacity of 117.8 mAh g-1 at 30 C, and good cycle stability.

  3. Materials Data on Na2CuH20C12(N2O3)6 (SG:2) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2014-07-09

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  4. Materials Data on NiH44C12N8(ClO5)2 (SG:2) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2016-02-04

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  5. Low-temperature Heat Capacities and Thermodynamic Properties of Crystalline 2-Aminopyridinium Benzoate (C12H12N2O2) (s).

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    He, Dong-Hua; Di, You-Ying; Dan, Wen-Yan; Liu, Yu-Pu; Wang, Da-Qi

    2010-06-01

    2-Aminopyridinium benzoate was synthesized. Chemical analysis, elemental analysis, and X-ray crystallography were applied to characterize the composition and crystal structure of the compound. The lattice potential energy of the title compound was calculated to be UPOT = 284.297 kJ mol-1. Low-temperature heat capacities of the compound were measured by a precision automatic adiabatic calorimeter over the temperature range from 78 K to 365 K. A polynomial equation of heat capacities against the temperature in the region of 78 K to 365 K was fitted by a least square method. Based on the fitted polynomial equation, the smoothed heat capacities and thermodynamic functions of the compound relative to the standard reference temperature 298.15 K were calculated at intervals of 5 K. According to the synthesis reaction, the standard molar enthalpies of dissolution for the reactants and product in the selected solvent were measured by an isoperibol solution-reaction calorimeter, respectively. Accordingly, the enthalpy change of the synthesis reaction was calculated to be ΔrHom = -(20.016 ± 0.182) kJ mol-1. Finally, the standard molar enthalpy of formation of 2-aminopyridinium benzoate was determined to be ΔfHom = - (365.416 ± 0.961) kJ mol-1 in accordance with Hess law.

  6. Materials Data on MnP2H36C12N6(ClO)2 (SG:15) by Materials Project

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    Kristin Persson

    2016-02-11

    Computed materials data using density functional theory calculations. These calculations determine the electronic structure of bulk materials by solving approximations to the Schrodinger equation. For more information, see https://materialsproject.org/docs/calculations

  7. Hexamethylenetetramine (urotropine) C6H12N2: Interpreting the vibrational spectra of -d0 and -d12 isotopomers by scaling the quantum-chemical force field

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    Khaikin, L. S.; Grikina, O. E.; Kochikov, I. V.; Stepanov, N. F.

    2014-03-01

    The equilibrium structure and quadratic and cubic force fields of the urotropine molecule are calculated at the MP2 (full)/cc-pVTZ level. Pulay scaling of the quadratic force field allows unambiguous interpretation of the vibrational spectra of -d0 and -d12 urotropines. A reliable matrix for the quadratic force constants of urotropine is obtained which may be used to determine the parameters of the equilibrium structure of the urotropine molecule by means of gas-phase electron diffraction.

  8. 75 FR 22336 - Safety Zone; North Jetty, Named the Barview Jetty, Tillamook Bay, OR

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    ... will cover all waters surrounding the Barview jetty within 250 feet starting at latitude 45 34'12'' N, longitude 123 57'31'' W; thence heading offshore to latitude 45 34'12'' N, longitude 123 57'58'' W; thence across the tip of the jetty to latitude 45 34'17.5'' N, longitude 123 57'58'' W; thence back inland...

  10. Forming heterojunction: an effective strategy to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency of a new metal-free organic photocatalyst for water splitting.

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    Li, Hengshuai; Hu, Haiquan; Bao, Chunjiang; Guo, Feng; Zhang, Xiaoming; Liu, Xiaobiao; Hua, Juan; Tan, Jie; Wang, Aizhu; Zhou, Hongcai; Yang, Bo; Qu, Yuanyuan; Liu, Xiangdong

    2016-07-29

    Photocatalytic water splitting is a new technology for the conversion and utilization of solar energy and has a potential prospect. One important aspect of enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency is how to improve the electron-hole separation. Up to now, there is still no ideal strategy to improve the electron-hole separation. In this article, for metal-free organic photocatalysts, we propose a good strategy- forming heterojunction, which can effectively improve the electron-hole separation. We provide a metal-free organic photocatalyst g-C12N7H3 for water splitting. The stability of g-C12N7H3 has been investigated, the X-ray diffraction spectra has been simulated. Using first-principles calculations, we have systematically studied the electronic structure, band edge alignment, and optical properties for the g-C12N7H3. The results demonstrated that g-C12N7H3 is a new organocatalyst material for water splitting. In order to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency, we provided four strategies, i.e., multilayer stacking, raising N atoms, forming g-C9N10/g-C12N7H3 heterojunction, and forming graphene/g-C12N7H3 heterojunction. Our research is expected to stimulate experimentalists to further study novel 2D metal-free organic materials as visible light photocatalysts. Our strategies, especially forming heterojunction, will substantially help to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency of metal-free organic photocatalyst.

  11. Preparation of octahydro- and tetrahydro-[1,10]phenanthroline zirconium and hafnium complexes for olefin polymerization.

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    Hwang, Eun Yeong; Park, Geun Ho; Lee, Chun Sun; Kang, Yi Young; Lee, Junseong; Lee, Bun Yeoul

    2015-02-28

    Post-metallocenes were constructed for olefin polymerization using 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10-octahydro[1,10]phenanthroline and 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro[1,10]phenanthroline derivatives. A series of zirconium complexes - LZrCl2(NHMe2)2 [L = 2,9-H2-C12H12N2 (4), 2,9-Me2-C12H12N2 (5), 2,9-nBu2-C12H12N2 (6), and 2,9-iPr2-C12H12N2 (7)] - and hafnium complexes - LHfCl2(NHMe2)2 [L = 2,9-H2-C12H12N2 (8), 2,9-Me2-C12H12N2 (9), 2,9-nBu2-C12H12N2 (10), and 2,9-iPr2-C12H12N2 (11)] - were synthesized via the reaction of octahydro[1,10]phenanthrolines (2,9-R2-C12H12(NH)2) with (Me2N)2MCl2 (DME). The reaction of 2,9-R2-C12H12(NH)2 with (PhCH2)2ZrCl2 in the presence of a small amount of THF afforded a series of THF adduct analogs, i.e., LZrCl2(THF)2 [L = 2,9-H2-C12H12N2 (12), 2,9-Me2-C12H12N2 (13), 2,9-nBu2-C12H12N2 (14), and 2,9-iPr2-C12H12N2 (15)]. The treatment of 12 and 13 with excess Me3Al resulted in the formation of unexpected complexes, i.e., (η(4)-LAlMe2)ZrCl2(Me) [L = 2,9-H2-C12H12N2 (16) and 2,9-Me2-C12H12N2 (17)], in which the Me2Al unit forms a five-membered ring through binding with the two nitrogen donors and the MeCl2Zr unit slips to an η(4)-binding mode containing the N-C-C-N fragment. The treatment of tetrahydro[1,10]phenanthrolines [2,9-R2-C12NH9(NH)] with M(CH2Ph)4 afforded tribenzyl zirconium complexes LZr(CH2Ph)3 - [L = 2,9-Me2-C12NH9N (18) and 2,9-nBu2-C12NH9N (19)] - and hafnium complexes - LHf(CH2Ph)3 [L = 2,9-Me2-C12NH9N (20), 2,9-nBu2-C12NH9N (21), and 2,9-iPr2-C12NH9N (22)]. The structures of 4, 5, 12, 17, and 22 were elucidated by X-ray crystallography. The newly prepared complexes were screened for ethylene/1-octene copolymerization activity: 12 and 16 were potent catalysts (activities of 74 × 10(6) g mol-Zr h(-1) at ∼120 °C under 30 bar ethylene) for the production of wax-like low-molecular weight polyethylene (Mn: ∼5000), which is widely used in industry.

  12. The Hartree-Fock exchange effect on the CO adsorption by the boron nitride nanocage

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    Vessally, E.; Soleimani-Amiri, S.; Hosseinian, A.; Edjlali, L.; Bekhradnia, A.

    2017-03-01

    We studied the effect of Hartree-Fock (HF) exchange percentage of a density functional on the adsorption properties and electronic sensitivity of the B12N12 nanocluster to CO molecule. It was found that by an increase in the %HF, the LUMO level is nearly constant while the HOMO level is strongly stabilized, expanding the HOMO-LUMO gap (Eg). Also, the volume of the all structures decreased and the sensitivity of the B12N12 is slightly increased to CO molecule. For the pristine B12N12 cluster, the B66 and B64 bonds are about 1.43 and 1.49 Å at 10% HF, and 1.23 and 1.26 Å at 100% HF, respectively. The HF exchange between 10-20% may predict an accurate Eg for the B12N12 system. We concluded that functionals with a large %HF such as M06-HF, and M06-2X may significantly overestimate the Eg, and bond strength. We obtained a parabolic relationship between the %HF and the adsorption energy of CO molecule on the B12N12 cluster. Also, an increase in the %HF predicts a larger charge transfer from the CO molecule to the cage.

  13. Quantum spin Hall and Z2 metallic states in an organic material

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    Zhao, Bao; Zhang, Jiayong; Feng, Wanxiang; Yao, Yugui; Yang, Zhongqin

    2014-11-01

    Motivated by recently searching for topological states in organic materials as well as successful experimental synthesis of a graphitelike metal-organic framework Ni3(C18H12N6 )2 [Sheberla et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136, 8859 (2014), 10.1021/ja502765n], we systematically investigated the electronic and topological properties of the Ni3(C18H12N6 )2 monolayer using an ab initio method combined with a tight-binding model. Our calculations demonstrate that the material can be in a quantum spin Hall or Z2 metallic state in different electron-doped concentrations, which are experimentally accessible with currently electrostatic gating technologies. The tight-binding model also shows that the real next-nearest-neighbor interaction is essential to drive the Z2 metallic phase in Ni3(C18H12N6 )2-type lattices.

  14. Forming heterojunction: an effective strategy to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency of a new metal-free organic photocatalyst for water splitting

    PubMed Central

    Li, Hengshuai; Hu, Haiquan; Bao, Chunjiang; Guo, Feng; Zhang, Xiaoming; Liu, Xiaobiao; Hua, Juan; Tan, Jie; Wang, Aizhu; Zhou, Hongcai; Yang, Bo; Qu, Yuanyuan; Liu, Xiangdong

    2016-01-01

    Photocatalytic water splitting is a new technology for the conversion and utilization of solar energy and has a potential prospect. One important aspect of enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency is how to improve the electron-hole separation. Up to now, there is still no ideal strategy to improve the electron-hole separation. In this article, for metal-free organic photocatalysts, we propose a good strategy- forming heterojunction, which can effectively improve the electron-hole separation. We provide a metal-free organic photocatalyst g-C12N7H3 for water splitting. The stability of g-C12N7H3 has been investigated, the X-ray diffraction spectra has been simulated. Using first-principles calculations, we have systematically studied the electronic structure, band edge alignment, and optical properties for the g-C12N7H3. The results demonstrated that g-C12N7H3 is a new organocatalyst material for water splitting. In order to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency, we provided four strategies, i.e., multilayer stacking, raising N atoms, forming g-C9N10/g-C12N7H3 heterojunction, and forming graphene/g-C12N7H3 heterojunction. Our research is expected to stimulate experimentalists to further study novel 2D metal-free organic materials as visible light photocatalysts. Our strategies, especially forming heterojunction, will substantially help to enhance the photocatalytic efficiency of metal-free organic photocatalyst. PMID:27470223

  15. Confinement induced binding of noble gas atoms

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    Khatua, Munmun; Pan, Sudip; Chattaraj, Pratim K.

    2014-04-01

    The stability of Ngn@B12N12 and Ngn@B16N16 systems is assessed through a density functional study and ab initio simulation. Although they are found to be thermodynamically unstable with respect to the dissociation of individual Ng atoms and parent cages, ab initio simulation reveals that except Ne2@B12N12 they are kinetically stable to retain their structures intact throughout the simulation time (500 fs) at 298 K. The Ne2@B12N12 cage dissociates and the Ne atoms get separated as the simulation proceeds at this temperature but at a lower temperature (77 K) it is also found to be kinetically stable. He-He unit undergoes translation, rotation and vibration inside the cavity of B12N12 and B16N16 cages. Electron density analysis shows that the He-He interaction in He2@B16N16 is of closed-shell type whereas for the same in He2@B12N12 there may have some degree of covalent character. In few cases, especially for the heavier Ng atoms, the Ng-N/B bonds are also found to have some degree of covalent character. But the Wiberg bond indices show zero bond order in He-He bond and very low bond order in cases of Ng-N/B bonds. The energy decomposition analysis further shows that the ΔEorb term contributes 40.9% and 37.3% towards the total attraction in the He2 dimers having the same distances as in He2@B12N12 and He2@B16N16, respectively. Therefore, confinement causes some type of orbital interaction between two He atoms, which akins to some degree of covalent character.

  16. International Boundary Study. Series A. Limits in the Seas. Number 36, National Claims to Maritime Jurisdictions.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1972-01-03

    Official Decree 12 n.m. gazeta Zyrtare No. 3 of Mo. 4650 of May 8, 1970, pp. 34 - 36, Art . 4 Mar. 9, 1970 CONTINENTAL 1970 Decree No. 4650, Party to...Continental Shelf SHELF Art . 9 Cojvention Dec. 7, 1964 EXCLUSIVE 1952 Decree No. 1535 12 n.m. Superseded by Decree No. 4650 FISHING (10+2) FISHERIES...Civil code 3 n.m. Repeated in Civil Code of 1929, SEA Art . 2340 Art . 2374 1969 Decree Law 200 n.m. Permits overflight and navigation. 17,094 of Sioned Dec

  17. Current progress of nuclear astrophysics experiments at CIAE

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    Liu Weiping; Li Zhihong; Su Jun; Bai Xixiang; Wang Youbao; Lian Gang; Guo Bing; Zeng Sheng; Yan Shengquan; Wang Baoxiang; Shu Nengchuan; Chen Yongshou

    2006-07-12

    This paper described current progress of nuclear astrophysical studies using the unstable ion beam facility GIRAFFE. We measured the angular distributions for some low energy reactions, such as 11C(d,n)12N, 8Li(d,p)9Li and 17F(d,n)18Ne in inverse kinematics, and indirectly derived the astrophysical S-factors or reaction rates of 11C(p,{gamma})12N, 8Li(n,{gamma})9Li, 8B(p,{gamma})9C at astrophysically relevant energies.

  18. Indirect measurements of reactions in hot p-p chain and CNO cycles

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    Wang, Y. B.; Guo, B.; Jin, S. J.; Li, Z. H.; Binh, D. N.; Hashimoto, H.; Hayakawa, S.; He, J. J.; Hu, J.; Iwasa, N.; Kahl, D. M.; Kubono, S.; Kume, N.; Li, E. T.; Li, Y. J.; Liu, X.; Su, J.; Xu, S. W.; Yamaguchi, H.; Yan, S. Q.; Zeng, S.; Bai, X. X.; Lian, G.; Wang, B. X.; Liu, W. P.

    2012-11-01

    Several reactions have been experimentally studied, including the 12N(d,n)13O and the ones induced by the 3He+12C entrance channel. The former was carried out at the CRIB facility of University of Tokyo, aiming to indirectly determine the astrophysical reaction rates of the 12N(p,γ)13O reaction. For the 3He+12C entrance channel, many excited states of several nuclei are populated and the angular distribution of each state is being analyzed.

  19. [FACTORS OF PROGNOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH EARLY CANCER OF MAMMARY GLAND].

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    Shchurov, M F; Voloshyna, N M; Pogorila, T Yu

    2015-12-01

    A survival indices in patients with early mammary gland cancer of a ductal infiltrating histology stage T1-2N0M0, who were treated in accordance to actual standards, differ significantly, what witnesses the necessity for searching of additional prognostic criteria. The investigation objective was to study the impact of independent and interrelated clinical, morphological and biochemical factors of prognosis on the survival indices in patients with mammary gland cancer stage T1-2N0M0 in conditions of local and systemic treatment.

  20. Constellation-X Spectroscopy X-Ray Telescope Segmented Optic Alignment Using Piezoelectric Actuators

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    2005-11-18

    lines p=plot(D1(1,n)*mm,stress_semimaj(1,n)/MPa,’kd’,D1(2,n)*mm,stress_semimaj(2,n)/MPa,’k*’,D1(3,n)*mm,stress_sem imaj (3,n)/MPa,’ks’); xlabel(’D_1...plot(D1(1,n)*mm,stress_semimaj(1,n)/MPa,’kd’,D1(2,n)*mm,stress_semimaj(2,n)/MPa,’k*’,D1(3,n)*mm,stress_sem imaj (3,n)/MPa,’ks’); xlabel(’D_1 (mm

  1. The Case of Design-Oriented Pedagogy: What Students' Digital Video Stories Say about Emerging Learning Ecosystems

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    Anu, Liljeström; Jorma, Enkenberg; Sinikka, Pöllänen

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a case study in which multi-age students (aged 6-12, N?=?32) in small groups made autonomous inquiries about the phenomenon of winter fishing within the framework of design-oriented pedagogy. The research analyzed storytelling videos that the students produced as learning objects. These videos revealed a picture of the…

  2. Spontaneity and Equilibrium II: Multireaction Systems

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    Raff, Lionel M.

    2014-01-01

    The thermodynamic criteria for spontaneity and equilibrium in multireaction systems are developed and discussed. When N reactions are occurring simultaneously, it is shown that G and A will depend upon N independent reaction coordinates, ?a (a = 1,2, ..., N), in addition to T and p for G or T and V for A. The general criteria for spontaneity and…

  3. Should We Teach Primary Pupils about Chemical Change?

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    Papageorgiou, George; Grammaticopoulou, Maria; Johnson, Phil Michael

    2010-01-01

    Thirty-six pupils from three sixth-grade classes (ages 11/12, n = 75) in Greece were interviewed pre- and post-intervention in a piece of research on explanations of chemical phenomena. Software concerning chemical phenomena was incorporated in a teaching scheme, where the particle theory was used. After a 13 hour intervention, pupils'…

  4. Anti-inflammatory drugs. IX. Hydrated diethylammonium (2-(2,6-dichlorophenylamino)phenyl)acetate (HDEA.D.H2O).

    PubMed

    Castellari, C; Comelli, F; Ottani, S

    2001-04-01

    In the solid-state structure of the title compound, C(4)H(12)N(+).C(14)H(10)Cl(2)NO(2)(-).H(2)O, the asymmetric unit contains one cation, one anion and a water molecule. A complex network of hydrogen bonds is present. A comparison is made with the structure of the anhydrous salt.

  5. Estimating Critical Path and Arc Probabilities in Stochastic Activity Networks.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-08-01

    N) is a function of the bounded variation of f in N and lower dimensions. Most importantly, uniform sequences exist for which DK 5 O((log K)N/K) (12...N-IHI+l)-dimensional integral over Hj.’l+l with integrand of bounded variation and that (8), using (16), ( ’d (18), is an approximation to this

  6. 76 FR 64968 - Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; South Dakota

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    2011-10-19

    ... surveyed are: Black Hills Meridian, South Dakota T. 12 N., R. 24 E. The plat, in three sheets, representing..., Township 12 North, Range 24 East, Black Hills Meridian, South Dakota, was accepted September 28, 2011. We... the public as a matter of information. If the BLM receives a protest against this survey, as shown...

  7. Undersea Node Localization Using Node-to-Node Acoustic Ranges in Distributed Seaweb Network

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    a UUV Navigation Aid,” Proc. IEEE Oceans 2005, vol. 3, pp. 2485-2490, 2005. 98 [12] N. Bowditch , The American Practical Navigator, 2002...LCDR Bjorn Kerstens Defence Materiel Organisation The Hague, Netherlands 19. LT Scott Thompson Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California

  8. 21 CFR 189.175 - P-4000.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.175 P-4000. (a) P-4000 is the chemical 5-nitro-2-n-propoxyaniline, C9H12N2O3. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 4000 times that of sucrose,...

  9. 21 CFR 189.175 - P-4000.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.175 P-4000. (a) P-4000 is the chemical 5-nitro-2-n-propoxyaniline, C9H12N2O3. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 4000 times that of sucrose,...

  10. 21 CFR 189.145 - Dulcin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.145 Dulcin. (a) Dulcin is the chemical 4-ethoxyphenylurea, C9H12N2O2. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 250 times that of sucrose, is not found...

  11. 21 CFR 189.145 - Dulcin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.145 Dulcin. (a) Dulcin is the chemical 4-ethoxyphenylurea, C9H12N2O2. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 250 times that of sucrose, is not found...

  12. 21 CFR 189.145 - Dulcin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.145 Dulcin. (a) Dulcin is the chemical 4-ethoxyphenylurea, C9H12N2O2. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 250 times that of sucrose, is not found...

  13. 21 CFR 189.175 - P-4000.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.175 P-4000. (a) P-4000 is the chemical 5-nitro-2-n-propoxyaniline, C9H12N2O3. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 4000 times that of sucrose,...

  14. 21 CFR 189.145 - Dulcin.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... Direct Addition or Use as Human Food § 189.145 Dulcin. (a) Dulcin is the chemical 4-ethoxyphenylurea, C9H12N2O2. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 250 times that of sucrose, is not found...

  15. Resources and Constraints Affecting U.S. Army Activities in Latin America

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-09-01

    34 Washington Post, 17 January 1992, p. A12. n 7 Reported in Rick Maze, "Pentagon Persists on Reserve Cuts," Army Times, 30 December 1991, p. 6. 8 As...Security Assistance Agency Room 4B730, The Pentagon Washington, DC 20301 Dr. Riordan Roett SAIS Johns Hopkins University 1740 Massachusetts Avenue Washington

  16. Who Struggles Most in Making a Career Choice and Why? Findings from a Cross-Sectional Survey of Australian High-School Students

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    Galliott, Natal'ya; Graham, Linda J.; Sweller, Naomi

    2015-01-01

    This article reports findings from an empirical study examining the influence of student background and educational experiences on the development of career choice capability. Secondary school students attending Years 9-12 (N = 706) in New South Wales, Australia, were invited to participate in an online survey that sought to examine factors…

  17. Airpower in Small Wars: The British Air Control Experience

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1985-04-01

    to dis nember the RAF from 1919 to 1929. 5. C. G. Grey, A History of the Air Ministry (London: Unwin Brothers, 1940 ), 173. 6. Flight Lieutenant F. A...England, 1923. 12. N. N. Golovine , "Air Strategy" (London: Gae and Polden, 1936), 24. 13. Sims, 39-40. 14. Air Vice Marshal F. R. Ludow-Hewitt, Air

  18. Stability Reliability of the Behavior Rating Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ellers, Robert A.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Examined test-retest stability of Behavior Rating Profile for students grades l-12 (N=198), parents (N=212), and teachers (N=176) on 3 norm-referenced scales. Found Teacher Rating scale reliable across all grades for screening and eligibility, Parent Rating scale reliable for Grade 3-12 screening and Grade 3-6,ll, and l2, eligibility. Found…

  19. 45 CFR 162.1402 - Standards for health care claim status transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... paragraph (a) of this section; and (2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X212E1. (Incorporated by.... 162.1402 Section 162.1402 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE...

  20. 45 CFR 162.920 - Availability of implementation specifications and operating rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... listed below. (a) ASC X12N specifications and the ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 (and accompanying Errata or Type 1 Errata) may be..., 004010X092A1, as referenced in § 162.1202. (10) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange...

  1. 45 CFR 162.1402 - Standards for health care claim status transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... paragraph (a) of this section; and (2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X212E1. (Incorporated by.... 162.1402 Section 162.1402 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE...

  2. 45 CFR 162.1302 - Standards for referral certification and authorization transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... institutional request for review and response. The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X217E1... ADMINISTRATIVE DATA STANDARDS AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS Referral Certification...

  3. 45 CFR 162.1402 - Standards for health care claim status transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... paragraph (a) of this section; and (2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X212E1. (Incorporated by.... 162.1402 Section 162.1402 Public Welfare Department of Health and Human Services ADMINISTRATIVE...

  4. 45 CFR 162.1302 - Standards for referral certification and authorization transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... institutional request for review and response. The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X217E1... ADMINISTRATIVE DATA STANDARDS AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS Referral Certification...

  5. 45 CFR 162.1302 - Standards for referral certification and authorization transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... institutional request for review and response. The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X217E1... ADMINISTRATIVE DATA STANDARDS AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS Referral Certification...

  6. 45 CFR 162.1402 - Standards for health care claim status transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... paragraph (a) of this section; and (2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X212E1. (Incorporated by.... 162.1402 Section 162.1402 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE...

  7. 45 CFR 162.920 - Availability of implementation specifications and operating rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... listed below. (a) ASC X12N specifications and the ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 (and accompanying Errata or Type 1 Errata) may be..., 004010X092A1, as referenced in § 162.1202. (10) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange...

  8. 45 CFR 162.1402 - Standards for health care claim status transaction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... paragraph (a) of this section; and (2) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, April 2008, ASC X12N/005010X212E1. (Incorporated by.... 162.1402 Section 162.1402 Public Welfare DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ADMINISTRATIVE...

  9. 45 CFR 162.920 - Availability of implementation specifications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... transactions. (a) ASC X12N specifications and the ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 (and accompanying Errata or Type 1 Errata) may be..., 004010X092A1, as referenced in § 162.1202. (10) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange...

  10. 45 CFR 162.920 - Availability of implementation specifications and operating rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... listed below. (a) ASC X12N specifications and the ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange... Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3 (and accompanying Errata or Type 1 Errata) may be..., 004010X092A1, as referenced in § 162.1202. (10) The ASC X12 Standards for Electronic Data Interchange...

  11. Validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for Five Sociocultural Groups: Multigroup Invariance and Latent Mean Analyses

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    You, Sukkyung; Furlong, Michael; Felix, Erika; O'Malley, Meagan

    2015-01-01

    Social-emotional health influences youth developmental trajectories and there is growing interest among educators to measure the social-emotional health of the students they serve. This study replicated the psychometric characteristics of the Social Emotional Health Survey (SEHS) with a diverse sample of high school students (Grades 9-12; N =…

  12. 76 FR 76689 - Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District, NM, Mount Taylor Combined Exploratory Drilling

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-08

    ... project area. The exploratory drilling in this area would be phased over the course of six years; 51 holes... drilling on the Cibola National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District. There are two areas identified for exploration; the Bajillos project area is approximately 2,894 acres and is located in T. 12 N, R. 8...

  13. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive Cognitive Processing Tasks.

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    Naglieri, Jack A.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Examined relationships among experimental tasks to measure planning, attention, simultaneous, and successive (PASS) cognitive processing following from Luria's theoretical model. Compared PASS model with null, memory-reasoning, verbal-nonverbal, and verbal-spatial-speed models. Results from students in grades K-2 (n=75) and 5-12 (n=132) indicated…

  14. 27 CFR 9.169 - Red Hills Lake County.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... intersection with the 1,400-foot contour line, section 3, T12N, R7W (Clearlake Highlands Quadrangle); then (2) Proceed east-southeasterly along the meandering 1,400-foot contour line onto the Lower Lake map south of Anderson Flat, then reverse direction with the contour line and continue westerly, leaving the Lower...

  15. 27 CFR 9.169 - Red Hills Lake County.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... intersection with the 1,400-foot contour line, section 3, T12N, R7W (Clearlake Highlands Quadrangle); then (2) Proceed east-southeasterly along the meandering 1,400-foot contour line onto the Lower Lake map south of Anderson Flat, then reverse direction with the contour line and continue westerly, leaving the Lower...

  16. Explaining Melting and Evaporation below Boiling Point. Can Software Help with Particle Ideas?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Papageorgiou, George; Johnson, Philip; Fotiades, Fotis

    2008-01-01

    This paper reports the findings of a study exploring the use of a software package to help pupils understand particulate explanations for melting and evaporation below boiling point. Two matched classes in a primary school in Greece (ages 11-12, n = 16 and 19) were involved in a short intervention of six one hour lessons. Covering the same…

  17. Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report 1999.

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    Soule, Penelope P.; Sharp, Joyce

    This report discusses results of the Nevada Department of Education's fourth statewide administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 (N=2,702) from 75 public high schools participated in the study. Nevada high school students reported behaviors that equaled or exceeded goals established in the national…

  18. 12 CFR 362.3 - Activities of insured State banks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...” and “moderate income” as defined for the purposes of § 345.12(n) (1) and (2) of this chapter. (iii... shall in no event exceed, when made, 100 percent of the bank's tier one capital as measured on the bank... permissible limit for any particular insured State bank is something less than 100 percent of tier one...

  19. Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cermak, Sharon A.; Stein Duker, Leah I.; Williams, Marian E.; Dawson, Michael E.; Lane, Christianne J.; Polido, José C.

    2015-01-01

    This pilot and feasibility study examined the impact of a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE) to reduce distress, sensory discomfort, and perception of pain during oral prophylaxis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants were 44 children ages 6-12 (n = 22 typical, n = 22 ASD). In an experimental crossover design, each…

  20. Personal Fables, Narcissism, and Adolescent Adjustment

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    Aalsma, Matthew C.; Lapsley, Daniel K.; Flannery, Daniel J.

    2006-01-01

    The relationship among three personal fables ("omnipotence," "invulnerability," "personal uniqueness"), narcissism, and mental health variables was assessed in a large, cross-sectional sample of adolescents drawn from Grades 6 (n = 94), 8 (n = 223), 10 (n = 142), and 12 (n = 102). Participants responded to the New Personal Fable Scale, the…

  1. Adolescents' Beliefs about Sources of Help for ADHD and Depression

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    Swords, Lorraine; Hennessy, Eilis; Heary, Caroline

    2011-01-01

    The peer group begins to become a source of support during late childhood and adolescence making it important to understand what type of help young people might suggest to a friend with an emotional or behavioral problem. Three groups of young people participated in the study with average ages of 12 (N = 107), 14 (N = 153) and 16 years (N = 133).…

  2. 21 CFR 189.175 - P-4000.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ....175 P-4000. (a) P-4000 is the chemical 5-nitro-2-n-propoxyaniline, C9H12N2O3. It is a synthetic chemical having a sweet taste about 4000 times that of sucrose, is not found in natural products at levels... upon an order published in the Federal Register of January 19, 1950 (15 FR 321). (c) The...

  3. The Impact of Science Education Games on Prescription Drug Abuse Attitudes among Teens: A Case Study

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    Klisch, Yvonne; Bowling, Kristi G.; Miller, Leslie M.; Ramos, Miguel A.

    2013-01-01

    Two online science education games, in which players learn about the risks of prescription drug abuse in the context of investigating crimes, were evaluated to determine shifts of prescription drug abuse attitudes attributable to game exposure. High school students from grades 11 and 12 (n = 179) were assigned to one of the games and participated…

  4. Gene expression in hypothalamus, liver and adipose tissues and feed intake response to melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist in pigs expressing (MC4R) mutations

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Transcriptional profiling was used to identify genes and pathways that responded to intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, NDP-MSH, in pigs homozygous for the missense mutation in the MC4R, D298 allele (n = 12), N298 allele (n = 12) or heterozygous (n = 12...

  5. Diogenes in the Tower of Babel: Capitalism in Decline.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Slive, David

    1979-01-01

    Responding to Woodward (Journal of Educational Thought; v12 n3 p190-96 Dec 1978), the author disagrees that youth's cynicism is traceable solely to the skepticism evoked by modern science. Rather, he finds it expicable in the unchallenged sway of empiricism--the dominant interpretation of science under capitalism. (Author/SJL)

  6. Children's Ability to Learn Evolutionary Explanations for Biological Adaptation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shtulman, Andrew; Neal, Cara; Lindquist, Gabrielle

    2016-01-01

    Research Findings: Evolution by natural selection is often relegated to the high school curriculum on the assumption that younger students cannot grasp its complexity. We sought to test that assumption by teaching children ages 4-12 (n = 96) a selection-based explanation for biological adaptation and comparing their success to that of adults…

  7. A planar chiral [2.2]paracyclophane derived N-heterocyclic stannylene.

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    Piel, Isabel; Dickschat, Julia V; Pape, Tania; Hahn, F Ekkehardt; Glorius, Frank

    2012-12-07

    The reaction of pseudo-ortho-4,12-N,N'-diphenyldiamino-[2.2]paracyclophane ((±)-3) with Sn[N(SiMe(3))(2)](2) results in the formation of the monomeric planar chiral N-heterocyclic stannylene (±)-4, featuring a unique [2.2]paracyclophane backbone, which has been characterized by an X-ray diffraction study.

  8. Benzyl 3-[(E)-furfuryl-idene]dithio-carbazate.

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    Shan, Shang; Tian, Yu-Liang; Wang, Shan-Heng; Wang, Wen-Long; Xu, Ying-Li

    2008-05-10

    In the title compound, C(13)H(12)N(2)OS(2), the mol-ecule assumes an E configuration, with the furan ring and dithio-carbazate units located on opposite sides of the N=C double bond. In the crystal structure, mol-ecules are linked via two inter-molecular N-H⋯S hydrogen bonds to form centrosymmetric dimers.

  9. The Relation of Severity and Comorbidity to Treatment Outcome with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

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    Liber, Juliette Margo; van Widenfelt, Brigit M.; van der Leeden, Adelinde J. M.; Goedhart, Arnold W.; Utens, Elisabeth M. W. J.; Treffers, Philip D. A.

    2010-01-01

    The present study investigated the impact of comorbidity over and above the impact of symptom severity on treatment outcome of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children with anxiety disorders. Children (aged 8-12, n = 124) diagnosed with an anxiety disorder were treated with a short-term CBT protocol. Severity was assessed with a composite measure…

  10. Omani Students' Views about Global Warming: Beliefs about Actions and Willingness to Act

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    Ambusaidi, Abdullah; Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin; Taylor, Neil

    2012-01-01

    A 44-item questionnaire was designed to determine students' views about how useful various "specific" actions might be in helping to reduce global warming, their willingness to undertake these various actions and the extent to which these two might be related. The instrument was administered to students in Grades 6 to 12 (N = 1532) from…

  11. Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities. 1998 Student Survey Results.

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    Soule, Peneloope P.; Sharp, Joyce E.

    This reports discusses results of the Nevada Department of Education's fifth biennial survey to assess drug and alcohol attitudes and use among students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 (N=7,770). This 1998 survey also addresses issues of safety, violence, and school climate in keeping with the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994.…

  12. A Web-Based Intelligent Tutoring System Teaching Nursing Students Fundamental Aspects of Biomedical Technology

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    2007-11-02

    J. Thielen, J. Norris, “ Nursing education application of a computerized nursing expert system”, J. Nurs. Educ., vol. 29(6), pp. 244-248, 1990. [10...Syst., vol. 9(1-2), pp. 57-68, 1985. [12] N. Saleem, B. Moses, “Expert systems as computer assisted instruction systems for nursing education and

  13. EVALUATION OF NANOFILTRATION PRETREATMENTS FOR FLUX LOSS CONTROL

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    Differing nanofiltration pretreatment approaches for Ohio River water were evaluated withthe intent of producing systems with varying degrees of biological fouling. The membrane feed water was alum-coagulated, settled, and filtered Ohio River water (SF-ORW). Five 1.8" x 12" N...

  14. Relations among School Connectedness, Hope, Life Satisfaction, and Bully Victimization

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    You, Sukkyung; Furlong, Michael J.; Felix, Erika; Sharkey, Jill D.; Tanigawa, Diane; Green, Jennifer Greif

    2008-01-01

    This study investigates the role of school connectedness in mediating the relation between students' sense of hope and life satisfaction for three groups: Bullied Victims, Peer Victims, and Nonvictims. Students in grades 5 to 12 (N = 866) completed the California Bully/Victim Scale, School Connectedness Scale, Children's Hope Scale, and Students'…

  15. [Effects of combined applications of pig manure and chemical fertilizers on CH4 and N2O emissions and their global warming potentials in paddy fields with double-rice cropping].

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    Wang, Cong; Shen, Jian-Lin; Zheng, Liang; Liu, Jie-Yun; Qin, Hong-Ling; Li, Yong; Wu, Jin-Shui

    2014-08-01

    A field experiment was carried out to study the effects of combined applications of pig manure and chemical fertilizers on CH4 and N2O emissions, which were measured using the static chamber/gas chromatography method, and their global warming potentials in typical paddy fields with double-rice cropping in Hunan province. The results showed that the combined applications of pig manure and chemical fertilizers did not change the seasonal patterns of CH4 and N2O emissions from paddy soils, but significantly changed the magnitudes of CH4 and N2O fluxes in rice growing seasons as compared with sole application of chemical fertilizers. During the two rice growing seasons, the cumulative CH4 emissions for the pig manure and chemical nitrogen (N) fertilizer each contributing to 50% of the total applied N (1/2N + PM) treatment were higher than those for the treatments of no N fertilizer (ON), half amount of chemical N fertilizer (1/2N) and 100% chemical N fertilizer (N) by 54.83%, 33.85% and 43.30%, respectively (P < 0.05), whilst the cumulative N2O emissions for the 1/2N + PM treatment were decreased by 67.50% compared with N treatment, but increased by 129.43% and 119.23% compared with ON and 1/2N treatments, respectively (P < 0.05). CH4 was the dominant contributor to the global warming potential (GWP) in both rice growing seasons, which contributed more than 99% to the integrated GWP of CH4 and N2O emissions for all the four treatments. Both GWP and yield-scaled GWP for the treatment of 1/2N + PM were significantly higher than the other three treatments. The yield-scaled GWP for the treatment of 1/2N + PM was higher than those for the N, 1/2N and ON treatments by 58.21%, 26.82% and 20. 63%, respectively. Therefore, combined applications of pig manure and chemical fertilizers in paddy fields would increase the GWP of CH4 and N2O emissions during rice growing seasons and this effect should be considered in regional greenhouse gases emissions inventory.

  16. Thermodynamic stability and properties of boron subnitrides from first principles

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    Ektarawong, A.; Simak, S. I.; Alling, B.

    2017-02-01

    We use the first-principles approach to clarify the thermodynamic stability as a function of pressure and temperature of three different α -rhombohedral-boron-like boron subnitrides, with the compositions of B6N , B13N2 , and B38N6 , proposed in the literature. We find that, out of these subnitrides with the structural units of B12(N-N), B12(NBN), and [B12(N-N) ] 0.33[B12(NBN)] 0.67 , respectively, only B38N6 , represented by [B12(N-N) ] 0.33[B12(NBN)] 0.67 , is thermodynamically stable. Beyond a pressure of about 7.5 GPa depending on the temperature, also B38N6 becomes unstable, and decomposes into cubic boron nitride and α -tetragonal-boron-like boron subnitride B50N2 . The thermodynamic stability of boron subnitrides and relevant competing phases is determined by the Gibbs free energy, in which the contributions from the lattice vibrations and the configurational disorder are obtained within the quasiharmonic and the mean-field approximations, respectively. We calculate lattice parameters, elastic constants, phonon and electronic density of states, and demonstrate that [B12(N-N) ] 0.33[B12(NBN)] 0.67 is both mechanically and dynamically stable, and is an electrical semiconductor. The simulated x-ray powder-diffraction pattern as well as the calculated lattice parameters of [B12(N-N) ] 0.33[B12(NBN)] 0.67 are found to be in good agreement with those of the experimentally synthesized boron subnitrides reported in the literature, verifying that B38N6 is the stable composition of α -rhombohedral-boron-like boron subnitride.

  17. Anion-directed assembly: Framework conversion in dimensionality and photoluminescence

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    Gong, Yun; Liu, Tianfu; Tang, Wang; Wu, Fengjing; Gao, Wenliang; Hu, Changwen

    2007-04-01

    Six novel Ni(II)-fluconazole complexes formulated as (C 13H 11N 6OF 2) 2Ni 2(NO 3) 2 ( 1), (C 13H 12N 6OF 2) 2Ni(NO 3) 2·H 2O ( 2), (C 13H 12N 6OF 2)Ni(SO 4)(DMF) 2(H 2O) ( 3), (C 13H 12N 6OF 2) 2Ni(H 2O) 2(SO 4)·4H 2O ( 4), (C 13H 12N 6OF 2) 2NiCl 2·2(CH 3OH) ( 5), (C 13H 12N 6OF 2) 4Ni 2 (MoO 4) 2·6H 2O ( 6) have been hydrothermally or solvothermally synthesized under similar conditions except different anions and solvents. They are structurally characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG and single crystal X-ray diffraction. Complex 1 is a molecular binuclear nickel cluster. Complex 2 exhibits a one-dimensional (1D) chain linked by double-stranded fluconazole-bridge. Complex 3 shows a novel 1D chain linked by double-stranded fluconazole-bridge and double-stranded SO 42--bridge. Complex 4 shows a three-dimensional (3D) architecture and SO 42- anions occupy the cavity. Complex 5 exhibits a two-dimensional (2D) structure constructed by alternating left- and right-handed helices. Complex 6 exhibits a 3D architecture, in which the 2D layers are pillared by {MoO 4} tetrahedra. Complex 2 can be irreversibly converted to complex 1 in the presence of DMF ( N, N'-dimethyllformamide). Complexes 1, 3 and 6 show antiferromagnetic interactions between the nickel (II) ions The photoluminescence properties of the six complexes indicated that the introduction of different anions can enhance or weaken the intra-ligand transitions of fluconazole.

  18. SU-C-204-07: The Production of Short-Lived Positron Emitters in Proton Therapy

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    Buitenhuis, H J T; Dendooven, P; Biegun, A K; Goethem, M-J van; Graaf, E R van der; Brandenburg, S; Diblen, F

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To investigate the production and effect of short-lived positron emitters when using PET for in-vivo range verification during a proton therapy irradiation. Methods: The integrated production of short-lived positron emitters in the stopping of 55 MeV protons was measured in water, carbon, phosphorus and calcium targets. The experimental production rates are used to calculate the production on PMMA and a representative set of 4 tissue materials. The number of decays integrated over an irradiation in these materials is calculated as function of the duration of the irradiation, considering irradiations with the same total number of protons. Results: The most copiously produced short-lived nuclides and their production rates relative to the relevant long-lived nuclides are: 12-N (T1/2 = 11 ms) on carbon (9.5% of the 11-C production), 29-P (T1/2 = 4.1 s) on phosphorus (20% of the 30-P production) and 38m-K (T1/2 = 0.92 s) on calcium (113% of the 38g-K production). No short-lived nuclides are produced on water. The most noticeable Result is that for an irradiation in (carbon-rich) adipose tissue, 12-N will dominate the PET image up to an irradiation duration of 70 s. On bone tissue, 15-O dominates over 12-N after 7–15 s (depending on the carbon-to-oxygen ratio). Conclusions: The presence of 12-N needs to be considered in PET imaging during proton beam irradiations as, depending on tissue composition and PET scanning protocol, it may noticeably deteriorate image quality due to the large positron range blurring. The results presented warrant investigations into the energy-dependent production of 12-N, 29-P and 38m-K and their effect on PET imaging during proton irradiations.

  19. Short-lived positron emitters in beam-on PET imaging during proton therapy.

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    Dendooven, P; Buitenhuis, H J T; Diblen, F; Heeres, P N; Biegun, A K; Fiedler, F; van Goethem, M-J; van der Graaf, E R; Brandenburg, S

    2015-12-07

    The only method for in vivo dose delivery verification in proton beam radiotherapy in clinical use today is positron emission tomography (PET) of the positron emitters produced in the patient during irradiation. PET imaging while the beam is on (so called beam-on PET) is an attractive option, providing the largest number of counts, the least biological washout and the fastest feedback. In this implementation, all nuclides, independent of their half-life, will contribute. As a first step towards assessing the relevance of short-lived nuclides (half-life shorter than that of (10)C, T1/2  =  19 s) for in vivo dose delivery verification using beam-on PET, we measured their production in the stopping of 55 MeV protons in water, carbon, phosphorus and calcium The most copiously produced short-lived nuclides and their production rates relative to the relevant long-lived nuclides are: (12)N (T1/2  =  11 ms) on carbon (9% of (11)C), (29)P (T1/2  =  4.1 s) on phosphorus (20% of (30)P) and (38m)K (T1/2  =  0.92 s) on calcium (113% of (38g)K). No short-lived nuclides are produced on oxygen. The number of decays integrated from the start of an irradiation as a function of time during the irradiation of PMMA and 4 tissue materials has been determined. For (carbon-rich) adipose tissue, (12)N dominates up to 70 s. On bone tissue, (12)N dominates over (15)O during the first 8-15 s (depending on carbon-to-oxygen ratio). The short-lived nuclides created on phosphorus and calcium provide 2.5 times more beam-on PET counts than the long-lived ones produced on these elements during a 70 s irradiation. From the estimated number of (12)N PET counts, we conclude that, for any tissue, (12)N PET imaging potentially provides equal to superior proton range information compared to prompt gamma imaging with an optimized knife-edge slit camera. The practical implementation of (12)N PET imaging is discussed.

  20. Short-lived positron emitters in beam-on PET imaging during proton therapy

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    Dendooven, P.; Buitenhuis, H. J. T.; Diblen, F.; Heeres, P. N.; Biegun, A. K.; Fiedler, F.; van Goethem, M.-J.; van der Graaf, E. R.; Brandenburg, S.

    2015-12-01

    The only method for in vivo dose delivery verification in proton beam radiotherapy in clinical use today is positron emission tomography (PET) of the positron emitters produced in the patient during irradiation. PET imaging while the beam is on (so called beam-on PET) is an attractive option, providing the largest number of counts, the least biological washout and the fastest feedback. In this implementation, all nuclides, independent of their half-life, will contribute. As a first step towards assessing the relevance of short-lived nuclides (half-life shorter than that of 10C, T1/2  =  19 s) for in vivo dose delivery verification using beam-on PET, we measured their production in the stopping of 55 MeV protons in water, carbon, phosphorus and calcium The most copiously produced short-lived nuclides and their production rates relative to the relevant long-lived nuclides are: 12N (T1/2  =  11 ms) on carbon (9% of 11C), 29P (T1/2  =  4.1 s) on phosphorus (20% of 30P) and 38mK (T1/2  =  0.92 s) on calcium (113% of 38gK). No short-lived nuclides are produced on oxygen. The number of decays integrated from the start of an irradiation as a function of time during the irradiation of PMMA and 4 tissue materials has been determined. For (carbon-rich) adipose tissue, 12N dominates up to 70 s. On bone tissue, 12N dominates over 15O during the first 8-15 s (depending on carbon-to-oxygen ratio). The short-lived nuclides created on phosphorus and calcium provide 2.5 times more beam-on PET counts than the long-lived ones produced on these elements during a 70 s irradiation. From the estimated number of 12N PET counts, we conclude that, for any tissue, 12N PET imaging potentially provides equal to superior proton range information compared to prompt gamma imaging with an optimized knife-edge slit camera. The practical implementation of 12N PET imaging is discussed.

  1. The β-decay approach for studying 12C

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    Fynbo, H. O. U.; Diget, C. Aa; Hyldegaard, S.; Jeppesen, H. B.; Knudsen, H. H.; Kirsebom, O.; Riisager, K.; Alcorta, M.; Boutami, R.; Borge, M. J. G.; Madurga, M.; Tengblad, O.; Brandenburg, S.; Dendooven, P.; Jungmann, K.; Onderwater, G. J. G.; Rogachevskly, A.; Sohani, M.; Traykov, E.; Wilschut, H. W.; Büscher, J.; Van Duppen, P.; Huyse, M.; Raabe, R.; Eronen, T.; Huikary, J.; Jokinen, A.; Kankainen, A.; Perajärvi, K.; Moore, I.; Nieminen, A.; Penttilä, H.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Saastamoinen, A.; Wang, Y.; Äystö, J.; Jonson, B.; Nilsson, T.; Nyman, G.; Wilhelmsen, K.; Fulton, B.; Fox, S.; Barker, F. C.

    2008-05-01

    The β-decays of the mirror nuclei 12B and 12N both populate states in 12C and they are therefore a precious source of information about this nucleus. Due to the selection rules of β-decay only 0+, 1+ and 2+ states are populated. This allows a very clean study of unbound states just above the 3α-threshold with those spin and parities. This probe has been applied in two experiments using two complementary experimental techniques: in the first the three α-particles emitted after β-decay are measured in coincidence in separate detectors using the ISOL method, while in the second method 12B and 12N are implanted in a detector and the summed energy of the three α-particles is measured directly. Preliminary results from the two approaches are presented.

  2. Hybrid baryons in QCD

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    Dudek, Jozef J.; Edwards, Robert G.

    2012-03-21

    In this study, we present the first comprehensive study of hybrid baryons using lattice QCD methods. Using a large basis of composite QCD interpolating fields we extract an extensive spectrum of baryon states and isolate those of hybrid character using their relatively large overlap onto operators which sample gluonic excitations. We consider the spectrum of Nucleon and Delta states at several quark masses finding a set of positive parity hybrid baryons with quantum numbers $N_{1/2^+},\\,N_{1/2^+},\\,N_{3/2^+},\\, N_{3/2^+},\\,N_{5/2^+},\\,$ and $\\Delta_{1/2^+},\\, \\Delta_{3/2^+}$ at an energy scale above the first band of `conventional' excited positive parity baryons. This pattern of states is compatible with a color octet gluonic excitation having $J^{P}=1^{+}$ as previously reported in the hybrid meson sector and with a comparable energy scale for the excitation, suggesting a common bound-state construction for hybrid mesons and baryons.

  3. Effect of disorder on a pressure-induced z =1 magnetic quantum phase transition

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    Mannig, A.; Möller, J. S.; Thede, M.; Hüvonen, D.; Lancaster, T.; Xiao, F.; Williams, R. C.; Guguchia, Z.; Khasanov, R.; Morenzoni, E.; Zheludev, A.

    2016-10-01

    Pressure-induced ordering close to a z =1 quantum-critical point is studied in the presence of bond disorder in the quantum spin system (C4H12N2) Cu2(Cl1-xBrx) 6 (PHCX) by means of muon-spin rotation and relaxation. As for the pure system (C4H12N2) Cu2Cl6 , pressure allows PHCX with small levels of disorder (x ≤7.5 %) to be driven through a quantum-critical point separating a low-pressure quantum paramagnetic phase from magnetic order at high pressures. However, the pressure-induced ordered state is highly inhomogeneous for disorder concentrations x >1 % . This behavior might be related to the formation of a quantum Griffiths phase above a critical disorder concentration 7.5 %

  4. Specific killing effect of 10B1-para-boronophenylalanine in thermal neutron capture therapy of malignant melanoma: in vitro radiobiological evaluation

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    Ichihashi, M.; Nakanishi, T.; Mishima, Y.

    1982-03-01

    A 10B-dopa analogue, 10B1-para-boronophenylalanine (10B1-BPA) has been found to have a marked melanoma killing effect as expressed by the Do value, 0.9-1.2 X 10(12) n/cm2. The Do value of the neutron alone is 2.8 X 10(12) n/cm2. After the introduction of high LET irradiation into radiotherapy, its higher energy deposition in the target cancer cells is one of the major problems currently to be solved. This can be achieved by our thermal neutron capture therapy in the order of cellular dimensions when we have highly tumor-seeking 10B-compounds available. Our present evidence seems to indicate that our new 10B1-BPA can highly concentrate 10B into melanoma cells, to as much as 11 times the level of the medium in the in vitro system.

  5. Ambient carbon dioxide capture by different dimensional AlN nanostructures: A comparative DFT study

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    Esrafili, Mehdi D.; Nurazar, Roghaye; Nematollahi, Parisa

    2016-08-01

    Strong binding of an isolated carbon dioxide molecule over three different aluminium nitride (AlN) nanostructures (nanocage, nanotube and nanosheet) is verified using density functional calculations. Equilibrium geometries, electronic properties, adsorption energies and thermodynamic stability of each adsorbed configuration are also identified. Optimized configurations are shown at least one corresponding physisorption and chemisorption of CO2 molecule over different AlN nanostructures. Also, the effect of chirality on the adsorption of CO2 molecule is studied over two different finite-sized zigzag (6,0) and armchair (4,4) AlN nanotubes. It is found that the electronic properties of the Al12N12 nanocage are more sensitive to the CO2 molecule than other AlN nanostructures. This indicates the significant potential of Al12N12 nanocage toward the CO2 adsorption, fixation and catalytic applications in contrast to other AlN nanostructures.

  6. Evaluation of the radial deformability of poly(dG)-poly(dC) DNA and G4-DNA using vibrating scanning polarization force microscopy.

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    Wang, Huabin; Lin, Jiwei; Wang, Chunmei; Zhang, Xuehua; An, Hongjie; Zhou, Xingfei; Sun, Jielin; Hu, Jun

    2010-05-18

    Poly(dG)-poly(dC) DNA and G4-DNA are two types of synthetic molecules that are regarded as promising candidates for molecular nanodevices. In this work, vibrating scanning polarization force microscopy (VSPFM) was employed to study the radial deformability of these two molecules coadsorbed on a Ni(2+)-modified mica surface. The values of the radial compressive elastic modulus of these two types of molecules were found to be similar (approximately 5-10 MPa) when the external loading force was between approximately 0.04 and approximately 0.12 nN. However, G4-DNA molecules possessed higher stiffness than poly(dG)-poly(dC) DNA (approximately 20-40 vs approximately 10-20 MPa) when the loading force was larger than approximately 0.12 nN. The results will aid us in understanding these molecule's mechanical performances.

  7. Indirect measurements of nuclear astrophysics reactions at CIAE

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    Liu Weiping; Li Zhihong; Bai Xixiang; Wang Youbao; Lian Gang; Guo Bing; Zeng Sheng; Yan Shengquan; Wang Baoxiang; Su Jun; Shu Nengchuan; Chen Yongshou

    2006-11-02

    This paper described the nuclear astrophysical studies using the unstable ion beam facility GIRAFFE, by indirect measurements. We measured the angular distributions for some single proton or neutron transfer reactions, such as 7Be(d,n)8B, 11C(d,n)12N, 8Li(d,n)9Be, 8Li(d,p)9Li and 13N(d,n)14O in inverse kinematics, and derived the astrophysical S-factors or reaction rates of 7Be(p,{gamma})8B, 11C(p,{gamma})12N, 8Li(n,{gamma})9Li, 13N(p,{gamma})14O by asymptotic normalization coefficient, spectroscopic factor, and R-matrix approach at astrophysically relevant energies.

  8. Propane-1,3-diammonium dichromate(VI).

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    Trabelsi, Sonia; Marouani, Houda; Al-Deyab, Salem S; Rzaigui, Mohamed

    2012-08-01

    The title compound, (C(3)H(12)N(2))[Cr(2)O(7)], consists of a discrete dichromate anion with an eclipsed conformation and a propane-1,3-diammonium cation. Both kinds of ions have a mirror plane passing through the bridging O atom and the central methyl-ene C atom of the Cr(2)O(7) (2-) and C(3)H(12)N(2) (2+) moieties, respectively. Anions and cations are alternately stacked to form columns parallel to the b axis. Ions are linked by intra- and inter-column hydrogen bonds of types N-H⋯O and C-H⋯O, involving O atoms of the dichromate anions as acceptors, and ammonium or methyl-ene groups as donors.

  9. Two novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials from tetrachloridometallate(II) salts and 4-[(E)-2-(pyridin-1-ium-2-yl)ethenyl]pyridinium.

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    Campos-Gaxiola, José J; Arredondo Rea, Susana P; Corral Higuera, Ramón; Höpfl, Herbert; Cruz Enríquez, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    Two organic-inorganic hybrid compounds have been prepared by the combination of the 4-[(E)-2-(pyridin-1-ium-2-yl)ethenyl]pyridinium cation with perhalometallate anions to give 4-[(E)-2-(pyridin-1-ium-2-yl)ethenyl]pyridinium tetrachloridocobaltate(II), (C12H12N2)[CoCl4], (I), and 4-[(E)-2-(pyridin-1-ium-2-yl)ethenyl]pyridinium tetrachloridozincate(II), (C12H12N2)[ZnCl4], (II). The compounds have been structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, showing the formation of a three-dimensional network through X-H...ClnM(-) (X = C, N(+); n = 1, 2; M = Co(II), Zn(II)) hydrogen-bonding interactions and π-π stacking interactions. The title compounds were also characterized by FT-IR spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA).

  10. First-principles study on stability and magnetism of NdFe11M and NdFe11M N for M = Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn

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    Harashima, Yosuke; Terakura, Kiyoyuki; Kino, Hiori; Ishibashi, Shoji; Miyake, Takashi

    2016-11-01

    Recently synthesized NdFe12N has excellent magnetic properties, while it is thermodynamically unstable. Using the first-principles method, we study the effect of substitutional 3d transition metal elements to the mother compound NdFe12. We find that Co has a positive effect on the stability of the ThMn12 structure. In contrast to Ti substitution, Co substitution does not reduce the magnetization significantly. The crystal field parameter A20 is nearly unchanged by Co substitution, and nitrogenation to NdFe11Co greatly enhances A20 . This suggests that Co is a good candidate as a substitutional element for NdFe12N.

  11. An Alternative American Foreign Policy for Ukraine

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    1993-06-01

    POLICY FOR UKRAINE by Randall G. Williams June 1993 Thesis Advisor: Roman Laba Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. 93-27112...unclassified/unlimited _ same as report - DTIC users Unclassified 22a Name of Responsible Individual 22b Telephone (include Area Code) 22c Office Symboi Roman ...Randall G. Williams Approved by: 12 n? Roman Laba, Thesis Advisor Mikhail Oypkin, Second Reader Thomas C. Bruneau, Chairman, Department of National

  12. Product Definition Data (PDD) Current Environment Report

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    1989-05-01

    Air Force CALS Management Integra ion Office (MIO) at HQ Ail Force Systems Command (AFSC), Andrews AFB, DC. The scope of PDD includes; engineering...ISSUES, AND FINDINGS SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION Li BACKGROUND In conjunction with the Department of Defense-wide Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics...Microfiche 11 Magnetic Media 12 N/C Tape Phyrica Storage Typos 13 Optical Disc D DesigniEngneering Data M Manufacturing Data P Post- Producton Support Data Data

  13. Influences on the triple alpha process beyond the Hoyle state

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    Diget, Christian Å; Borge, Maria J. G.; Boutami, Fafik; Dendooven, Peter; Eronen, Tommi; Fox, Simon P.; Fulton, Brian R.; Fynbo, Hans, O. U.; Jeppesen, Henrik B.; Jokinen, Ari; Jonson, Björn; Kankainen, Anu; Moore, Iain; Nieminen, Arto; Pedersen, Solveig G.; Penttila, Haikki; Pucknell, Victor F. E.; Rilsager, Karsten; Rinta-Antila, Sami; Tengblad, Olof; Wang, Youbao; Wilhelmsen, Katarina; Äystö, Juha

    The triple alpha process is studied using indirect methods. The beta decays of 12 N and 12 B are used to probe the triple alpha continuum of 12 C. Different independent breakup channels are identified, consistently showing that the 10 MeV strength is dominated by a 0 + state interfering with the Hoyle state ghost. The 13-14 MeV region on the other hand is dominated by a 2 + state.

  14. A Construction of Boolean Functions with Good Cryptographic Properties

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    2014-01-01

    ciphers with linear feedback,” Adv. in Crypt. – CRYPTO 2003, LNCS 2729, Springer–Verlag, 2003, pp. 176–194. [12] N. Courtois and W. Meier, “ Algebraic ...37] Q. Wang, T. Johansson and H. Kan, “Some results on fast algebraic attacks and higher-order non- linearities ,” IET Information Security 6:1 (2012...construction. Keywords: Cryptographic Boolean functions, avalanche characteristics, re- siliency, algebraic immunity, nonlinearity, hidden weighted bit

  15. N-Benzoyl-N′,N′-dimethyl­thio­urea

    PubMed Central

    Pérez, Hiram; Corrêa, Rodrigo S.; Plutín, Ana María; Álvarez, Anislay; Mascarenhas, Yvonne

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, C10H12N2OS, the amide NCO group is twisted relative to the thio­ureido SCN2 group, forming a dihedral angle of 55.3 (2)°. The crystal packing shows inter­molecular N—H⋯S and weak C—H⋯O inter­actions, the former giving rise to the formation of centrosymmetric R 2 2(8) dimers. PMID:21522399

  16. Calculation of Rydberg energy levels for the francium atom

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    Huang, Shi-Zhong; Chu, Jin-Min

    2010-06-01

    Based on the weakest bound electron potential model theory, the Rydberg energy levels and quantum defects of the np2Po1/2 (n = 7-50) and np2Po3/2 (n = 7-50) spectrum series for the francium atom are calculated. The calculated results are in excellent agreement with the 48 measured levels, and 40 energy levels for highly excited states are predicted.

  17. Hydrogen-bonded sheets in benzylmethylammonium hydrogen maleate.

    PubMed

    Santacruz, Lynay; Abonia, Rodrigo; Cobo, Justo; Low, John N; Glidewell, Christopher

    2007-10-01

    In the title compound, C(8)H(12)N(+).C(4)H(3)O(4)(-), there is a short and almost linear but asymmetric O-H...O hydrogen bond in the anion. The ions are linked into C(2)(2)(6) chains by two short and nearly linear N-H...O hydrogen bonds and the chains are further weakly linked into sheets by a single C-H...O hydrogen bond.

  18. 5,7-Di-2-pyridyl-2,3-dihydro-thieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxine.

    PubMed

    Djukic, Brandon; Harrington, Laura E; Britten, James F; Lemaire, Martin T

    2008-01-16

    The title compound, C(16)H(12)N(2)O(2)S, was prepared by a Neigishi cross-coupling reaction to investigate the coordination chemistry of thio-phene-containing ligands. In the mol-ecule, the pyridine rings are twisted from the thio-phene ring by 20.6 (1) and 4.1 (2)°. The six-membered dihydro-dioxine ring is in a half-chair conformation.

  19. Characteristics of Quasi-Molecular State Interaction

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    Devdariani, A.; Dalimier, E.; Kereselidze, T.; Noselidze, I.; Rebentrost, F.; Sauvan, P.

    2008-10-22

    The quasi-molecular dipole transition moments have been considered analytically within the framework of the two-state approximation with particular emphasis on their roots (zeros) on spectral manifestations of the roots in the adiabatic diabatic limits. The interrelation between the spectral features the non-adiabatic transitions found in [1] has been demonstrated for excited state charge exchange Al{sup +12}(n = 4)+C{sup +6}{yields}Al{sup +13}+C{sup +5}(n = 2)

  20. 33 CFR 165.916 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan.

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    2010-07-01

    ... encompassed by a line commencing from a point on the shoreline at 44°20.715′ N, 087°32.080′ W; then easterly....480′ N, 087°31.970′ W, then northerly following the shoreline back to the point of origin (NAD 83). (2... on the shoreline at 44° 17.06 N, 087° 32.15 W, then northeasterly to 44° 17.12 N, 087° 31.59 W,...

  1. Superquantile/CVaR Risk Measures: Second-Order Theory

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    2015-07-31

    Springer, 2001. [11] H. Mausser and D. Rosen. Efficient risk /return frontiers for credit risk . Algo. Research Quarterly, 2(4):35–47, 1998. [12] N...Superquantile/CVaR Risk Measures: Second-Order Theory1 R. Tyrrell Rockafellar Johannes O. Royset Department of Mathematics Operations Research...Department University of Washington Naval Postgraduate School rtr@uw.edu joroyset@nps.edu Abstract. Superquantiles, which refer to conditional value-at- risk

  2. The DOS 1 neutron dosimetry experiment at the HB-4-A key 7 surveillance site on the HFIR pressure vessel

    SciTech Connect

    Farrell, K.; Kam, F.B.; Baldwin, C.A.

    1994-01-01

    A comprehensive neutron dosimetry experiment was made at one of the prime surveillance sites at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) pressure vessel to aid radiation embrittlement studies of the vessel and to benchmark neutron transport calculations. The thermal neutron flux at the key 7, position 5 site was found, from measurements of radioactivation of four cobalt wires and four silver wires, to be 2.4 {times} 10{sup 12} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center_dot}s{sup {minus}1}. The thermal flux derived from two helium accumulation monitors was 2.3 {times} 10{sup 12} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center_dot}{sup {minus}1}. The thermal flux estimated by neutron transport calculations was 3.7 {times} 10{sup 12} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}s{sup {minus}1}. The fast flux, >1 MeV, determined from two nickel activation wires, was 1.5 {times} 10{sup 12} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center_dot}s{sup {minus}1}, in keeping with values obtained earlier from stainless steel surveillance monitors and with a computed value of 1.2 {times} 10{sup 13} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center_dot}{sup {minus}1}. The fast fluxes given by two reaction-product-type monitors, neptunium-237 and beryllium, were 2.6 {times} 10{sup 13} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}{center_dot}s {sup {minus}1} and 2.2 {times} 10{sup 13} n{center_dot}m{sup {minus}2}s{sup {minus}1}, respectively. Follow-up experiments indicate that these latter high values of fast flux are reproducible but are false; they are due to the creation of greater levels of reaction products by photonuclear events induced by an exceptionally high ratio of gamma flux to fast neutron flux at the vessel.

  3. Crystal structure of 4-amino-3-(3-methyl-5-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione

    PubMed Central

    Mague, Joel T.; Mohamed, Shaaban K.; Akkurt, Mehmet; Albayati, Mustafa R.

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C12H12N6S, the dihedral angles between the central pyrazole ring and the pendant triazole and benzene rings are 68.01 (4) and 59.83 (9)°, respectively. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯N and N—H⋯S hydrogen bonds, generating (10-1) sheets. PMID:26090200

  4. (E)-1-(2-Nitro­benzyl­idene)-4-phenyl­thio­semicarbazide

    PubMed Central

    Feizi, Samaneh; Rezayan, Ali Hossein; Sardari, Soroush; Notash, Behrouz

    2012-01-01

    In the title mol­ecule, C14H12N4O2S, the conformation about the imine bond is trans. The dihedral angle between the two rings is 88.22 (11)°. An intra­molecular N—H⋯N contact occurs. The crystal structure features N—H⋯S and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:22798827

  5. 2-[(E)-(2-Phenyl-2H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methyl-eneamino]ethanol.

    PubMed

    Dang, Yan-Qiu; Tian, Lai-Jin

    2009-03-11

    In the title Schiff base compound, C(11)H(12)N(4)O, the mol-ecule adopts a trans configuration about the central C=N bond. The dihedral angle between the phenyl ring and the triazole ring is 14.3 (3)°. In the crystal structure, mol-ecules are linked into a one-dimensional supra-molecular chain by inter-molecular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonding between the hydroxyl group and the imino N atom.

  6. Order Out of Chaos: Domestic Enforcement of the Law of Internal Armed Conflict

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    2001-04-01

    the time of the Resolution’s passage, Rwanda was an at-large member of the Security Council. See Ambassador Manzi Bakuramutsa, Identifying and...the genocide is questionable. See Ambassador Manzi Bakuramutsa, Identifying and Prosecuting War Criminal: Two Case Studies - the Former Yugoslavia...437 See Ambassador Manzi Bakuramutsa, Identifying and Prosecuting War Criminal: Two Case Studies - the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, 12 N.Y.L. SCH

  7. 4-Benzyl­pyridinium hydrogen selenate

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    Maalej, Wassim; Elaoud, Zakaria; Mhiri, Tahar; Daoud, Abdelaziz; Driss, Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    The structure of the title salt, C12H12N+·HSeO4 −, consists of infinite parallel two-dimensional planes built of 4-benzyl­pyridinium and hydrogen selenate ions that are mutually connected by strong O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. There are no contacts other than normal van der Waals inter­actions between the layers. PMID:21581032

  8. 2-Amino-N,3-dimethyl­benzamide

    PubMed Central

    Mei, Xiang-dong; Liang, Yan-hui; Li, Ke-Bin

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C9H12N2O, the mean plane through the amide group and the benzene ring form a dihedral angle of 33.93 (7)°. An intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bond is present. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯N and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming double-stranded chains parallel to the b axis. PMID:23476283

  9. 1,2-Bis[bis­(methyl­sulfan­yl)methyl­ene]hydrazine

    PubMed Central

    Driss, Mohamed; Toumi, Meriem; Ben Amor, Fatma; Driss, Ahmed; Boujlel, Khaled

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C6H12N2S4, was obtained as a by-product (8%) during the reaction of the electrogenerated cyano­methyl anion with phenyl­amine, carbon disulfide and methyl iodide. The mol­ecule, with the exception of 8 H atoms, lies on a crystallographic mirror plane and is arranged around an inversion centre located at the mid-point of the N—N bond. PMID:21202642

  10. Arms Control: U.S. and International Efforts to Ban Chemical Weapons

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-09-01

    synthesis Nerve 5. Methyl phosphonyl dichloride 676-97-1 Organic synthesis Nerve 6. Dimethyl phosphite 868-85-9 Organic synthesis , lubricant additives...Nerve 7. Phosphorus trichloride 7719-12-2 Insecticides, gasoline additives Nerve 8. Trimethyl phosphite 121-45-9 Organic synthesis , insecticides...chloroetfhanol 󈧕-07-3 Insecticides, solvent Mustard 12. N, N-Di isopropyl- (beta)- ami noe thy[ chloride 96-79-7 Organic synthesis Nerve 13. N,N-Oiisopropyl

  11. Lyapunov instability of rigid diatomic molecules in three dimensions: A simpler method

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    Choe, Seungho; Lee, Eok-Kyun

    2007-04-01

    We present a method to calculate Lyapunov exponents of rigid diatomic molecules in three dimensions ( 12N -dimensional phase space). The spectra of Lyapunov exponents are obtained for 32 rigid diatomic molecules interacting through the Weeks-Chandler-Anderson potential for various bond length and densities, and compared with those of Shin [Phys. Rev. E 64, 041106 (2001)]. Our algorithm is easy to implement and total CPU time is relatively inexpensive.

  12. 2-Acetyl­hydrazono-2-phenyl­aceto­hydrazide

    PubMed Central

    Feng, Bai-Cheng; Yang, Zhi; Yi, Xu

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C10H12N4O2, was prepared as an inter­mediate for the synthesis of metamitron. The benzene ring plane forms dihedral angles of 66.0 (1) and 3.5 (5)° with the hydrazine plane and the acetyl­imino plane, respectively. The crystal structure involves inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:21201803

  13. Non-merohedrally twinned hexa-methyl-enetetra-mine-4-nitro-phenol-water (1/2/1), triclinic modification.

    PubMed

    Ng, Seik Weng

    2008-10-25

    The asymmetric unit of the title cocrystal, C(6)H(12)N(4)·2C(6)H(5)NO(3)·H(2)O, contains four formula units, which are linked by O-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds into chains in the crystal. The crystal studied was a non-merohedral twin, with a minor twin component of 19%.

  14. Experimental Study of Blast Mitigation in a Water Mist

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-11-01

    and Silnikov M.V., The selection of the effective blast reduction method when detonating explosives, J. de Phys. IV France, 2002, v . 12, n. 7, pp. Pr7...porosity); iv) environment (confinement), surrounding the charge; and v ) the mitigant arrangement (shell containing the mitigant, and shell’s material...by introduction of a 5% vertical velocity disturbance in the inflow. This disturbance means that the vertical velocity ( V -component of the flow

  15. Risk of regional recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer patients: a Dutch cohort study.

    PubMed

    van Roozendaal, Lori M; Smit, Leonie H M; Duijsens, Gaston H N M; de Vries, Bart; Siesling, Sabine; Lobbes, Marc B I; de Boer, Maaike; de Wilt, Johannes H W; Smidt, Marjolein L

    2016-04-01

    Triple-negative breast cancer is associated with early recurrence and low survival rates. Several trials investigate the safety of a more conservative approach of axillary treatment in clinically T1-2N0 breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer comprises only 15 % of newly diagnosed breast cancers, which might result in insufficient power for representative results for this subgroup. We aimed to provide a nationwide overview on the occurrence of (regional) recurrences in triple-negative breast cancer patients with a clinically T1-2N0 status. For this cohort study, 2548 women diagnosed between 2005 and 2008 with clinically T1-2N0 triple-negative breast cancer were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Follow-up data until 2014 were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier. Sentinel lymph node biopsy was performed in 2486 patients, and (completion) axillary lymph node dissection in 562 patients. Final pathologic nodal status was pN0 in 78.5 %, pN1mi in 4.5 %, pN1 in 12.3 %, pN2-3 in 3.6 %, and pNx in 1.1 %. During a follow-up of 5 years, regional recurrence occurred in 2.9 %, local recurrence in 4.2 % and distant recurrence in 12.2 %. Five-year disease-free survival was 78.7 %, distant disease-free survival 80.5 %, and 5-year overall survival 82.3 %. Triple-negative clinically T1-2N0 breast cancer patients rarely develop a regional recurrence. Their disease-free survival is more threatened by distant recurrence, affecting their overall survival. Consequently, it seems justified to include triple-negative breast cancer patients in randomized controlled trials investigating the safety of minimizing axillary staging and treatment.

  16. The Steep Nekhoroshev's Theorem

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    Guzzo, M.; Chierchia, L.; Benettin, G.

    2016-03-01

    Revising Nekhoroshev's geometry of resonances, we provide a fully constructive and quantitative proof of Nekhoroshev's theorem for steep Hamiltonian systems proving, in particular, that the exponential stability exponent can be taken to be {1/(2nα_1\\cdotsα_{n-2}}) ({α_i}'s being Nekhoroshev's steepness indices and {n ≥ 3} the number of degrees of freedom). On the base of a heuristic argument, we conjecture that the new stability exponent is optimal.

  17. 3,6-Bis(2-pyridyl)di-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-a:4',3'-c]phthalazine.

    PubMed

    Chang, Wen-Fu; Wen, Yuh-Sheng; Liu, Ling-Kang

    2004-09-01

    The title compound, C20H12N8, (I), has been prepared by the reaction of 1,4-dihydrazinophthalazine and pyridine-2-carboxaldehyde, followed by an oxidative cyclization by treatment with bromine. In the solid state, the molecules of (I) are discrete, comprising a fused and twisted four-ring system with an overall helical appearance. The distance between the two intramolecular pyridyl N atoms is 3.075 (2) A, this short contact distance suggesting a pi-pi interaction.

  18. 77 FR 56883 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX BX, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-14

    ... rebates for Bank of America Corporation (``BAC''), Citigroup, Inc. (``C''), Cisco Systems, Inc. (``CSCO... maker Non-customer \\1\\ IWM, QQQ and SPY: Rebate to Add Liquidity \\2\\ $0. 00 \\2\\ $0.15 N/A Fee to Add Liquidity \\3\\ 0.1 8 \\3\\ 0.1 8 0.4 5 Rebate to Remove Liquidity 0.12 N/A N/A Fee to Remove Liquidity N/A...

  19. SEPARATING HAFNIUM FROM ZIRCONIUM

    DOEpatents

    Lister, B.A.J.; Duncan, J.F.

    1956-08-21

    A dilute aqueous solution of zirconyl chloride which is 1N to 2N in HCl is passed through a column of a cation exchange resin in acid form thereby absorbing both zirconium and associated hafnium impurity in the mesin. The cation exchange material with the absorbate is then eluted with aqueous sulfuric acid of a O.8N to 1.2N strength. The first portion of the eluate contains the zirconium substantially free of hafnium.

  20. Architectural Study of Adaptive Algorithms for Adaptive Beam Communication Antennas

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-07-01

    how the bit level similarities appear. Consider the multiplication of two n x n matrices, S - (sik) and H - ( hkj ) to form the matrix product Y = (y...ij) as in n y Z s"j hkj (i,j=1,2,...,n) (34)13j k-iil Without any loss of generality, Y may be considered to be made up of independent vectors y.. The

  1. System Optimization by Periodic Control.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-06-01

    1979-80 the main thrust was in finding finite step algorithms for the Cesaro average payoffs when the law of motion is completely controlled by one...II be numbered as 1,2,...m and 1,2,...n. Let *ij(s) be the expected Cesaro average income if pure stationary strff9 o 0Ymf!F1P AR*% ’rW by NOTI CE CO

  2. Curvature and Tachibana numbers

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    Stepanov, Sergey E

    2011-07-31

    The aim of this paper is to define the rth Tachibana number t{sub r} of an n-dimensional compact oriented Riemannian manifold as the dimension of the space of conformally Killing r-forms, for r=1,2,...,n-1. We also describe properties of these numbers, by analogy with properties of the Betti numbers b{sub r} of a compact oriented Riemannian manifold. Bibliography: 25 titles.

  3. KCC2-mediated regulation of respiration-related rhythmic activity during postnatal development in mouse medulla oblongata.

    PubMed

    Okabe, Akihito; Shimizu-Okabe, Chigusa; Arata, Akiko; Konishi, Shiro; Fukuda, Atsuo; Takayama, Chitoshi

    2015-03-19

    GABA acts as inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult central nervous system but as excitatory neurotransmitter during early postnatal development. This shift in GABA's action from excitation to inhibition is caused by a decrease in intracellular chloride concentration ([Cl(-)]i), which in turn is caused by changes in the relative expression levels of the K(+)-Cl(-) co-transporter (KCC2) and the Na(+), K(+)-2Cl(-) co-transporter (NKCC1) proteins. Previous studies have used slices containing the medullary pre-Bötzinger complex (pre-BötC) to record respiration-related rhythmic activity (RRA) from the hypoglossal nucleus (12 N). The role of GABAergic transmission in the regulation of medullary RRA neonatally, however, is yet to be determined. Here, we examined how GABA and chloride co-transporters contribute to RRA during development in the 12 N where inspiratory neurons reside. We recorded extracellular RRA in medullary slices obtained from postnatal day (P) 0-7 mice. RRA was induced by soaking slices in artificial cerebrospinal fluid (aCSF) containing 8mM-K(+). Application of GABA significantly increased the frequency of RRA after P3, whereas application of a KCC2 blocker (R (+)-[(2-n-butyl-6,7-dichloro-2-cyclopentyl-2,3-dihydro-1-oxo-1H-indenyl-5-yl)oxy]acetic acid (DIOA)) significantly decreased the frequency of RRA after P1. In addition, dense KCC2 immunolabeling was seen in the superior longitudinalis (SL) of the 12 N, which is responsible for retraction of the tongue, from P0 and P7. These results indicate that GABA administration can increase RRA frequency during the first week following birth. This in turn suggests that decreasing [Cl(-)]i levels caused by increasing KCC2 levels in the 12 N could play important roles in regulating the frequency of RRA during development.

  4. Bibliography of Soviet Laser Developments, Number 27, January - February 1977.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1977-11-21

    BIBLIOGRAPHY OF.$OVIET LASER DEVELOPMENTS, N 27, JANUARY - FEBRUARY 1977 6. PERFORMING ORG REPORT NUMBER 7. AUTHOR(.) S. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(o) 9...Gasdynamic ................................ 12 N ~ZinLO PAS KMK-abo nED I -- ,, --. , W~--- -- ---------- I 3. Excimer...V. Draganescu, and N . Comaniciu (NS). Depen- dence of the optimum hydrogen pressure on the discharge in sealed-off CO2 lasers. Revue roumaine de

  5. Basic Research on Plasma Cathode for HPM Sources (NE - Luginsland)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-11-30

    These probes are quasi-electromagnetic sensors in the sense that they respectively transform the electromotive force (inductively coupled magnetic... series with 66.12 nH solenoid (B-dot calibration test stand); • a 50 Ω ½ W resistor in parallel with a small geometry 2.3 pF parallel plate capacitor... series with a 50mR = Ω matching resistor provided superior magnetic field calibration properties yielding textbook results. Because the EM-dot in

  6. A Synthetic P-Nitrophenyl Esterase with Remarkable Substrate Selectivity

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1991-06-01

    in Fig. 4. The Lineweaver - Burk plot of the reciprocal of the reaction velocity (IN) versus the reciprocal of the substrate concentration (I/S) is...2.5 x 10-6 M 4 30 ’C in 1:1 (V/V) MeOH-aqueous buffer (pH 8.0), 1 (n = 6 J; n = 12 : n 14 A:n= 16 0). Fig. 4. Lineweaver - Burk plot for hydrolysis of I

  7. Shallow Water Acoustics Studies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-09-30

    1 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Shallow Water Acoustics Studies James F. Lynch MS #12...N00014-14-1-0040 http://acoustics.whoi.edu/sw06/ LONG TERM GOALS The long term goals of our shallow water acoustics work are to: 1) understand the...nature of low frequency (10-1500 Hz) acoustic propagation, scattering and noise in shallow water when strong oceanic variability is present in the

  8. Syntheses, structures and properties of two 2-D layered hybrid organic-inorganic materials based on different V4O12 building units.

    PubMed

    Hou, Wentao; Guo, Jiuyu; Xu, Xiao; Wang, Zuoxiang; Zhang, Deng; Wan, Hongxiang; Song, You; Zhu, Dunru; Xu, Yan

    2014-01-14

    Two new layered hybrid organic-inorganic compounds [Zn(pyim)]2V4O12 () (pyim = 2-(2-pyridyl)imidazole) and [Cu(bim)2]2V4O12(H2O)·CH3CH2OH () (bim = bis(1-imidazolyl)methane) based on polyoxovanadates (POVs) and organic ligands decorated transition metal units have been synthesized by hydrothermal and solvothermal methods respectively. Single crystal XRD, fluorescence spectrum, magnetic measurement, IR spectra, powder XRD and thermogravimetric (TG) measurements were performed to analyze the structures and properties of and . The structural analysis reveals that compound features a two-dimensional {[Zn(pyim)]2V4O12}n layered structure, constructed by sine wave-like {V4O12}n(4n-) chains, Zn(2+) ions and pyim ligands. In the layered structure of , {V4O12}(4-) circles are connected by Cu(2+) ions to form {Cu(V4O12)}n(2n-) chains, which are further linked by {Cu(bim)4}(2+) subunits to generate a hybrid layer of . The magnetic susceptibility measurement indicates strong antiferromagnetic interactions between Cu(2+) ions in .

  9. Crystal structure of hexa­kis­(dmpu)-di-μ2-hydroxido-dialuminium tetraiodide dmpu tetra­solvate [dmpu is 1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one]: a centrosymmetric dinuclear aluminium complex containing AlO5 polyhedra

    PubMed Central

    Lundberg, Daniel; Lyczko, Krzysztof

    2015-01-01

    The structure of the title compound, [Al2(OH)2(C6H12N2O)6]I4·4C6H12N2O (systematic name: di-μ2-hydroxido-bis­{tris­[1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one-κO]aluminium} tetra­iodide 1,3-di­methyl­tetra­hydro­pyrimidin-2(1H)-one tetra­solvate), is composed of two Al(C6H12N2O)3 moieties linked into a centrosymmetric dinuclear unit by a pair of bridging hydroxide ions. The aluminium cations show a distorted trigonal bipyramidal AlO5 coordination environment formed only by monodentate ligands. The Al—O bond lengths are in the range 1.789 (2)–1.859 (2) Å (mean bond length = 1.818 Å). The non-coordinating iodide anions compensate the charge of the complex cation. The remaining solvent mol­ecules and the iodide counter-anions inter­act with the complex cation by weak non-classical C—H⋯I and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. PMID:26396749

  10. Characterization of high fluence neutron induced defect levels in high resistivity silicon detectors using a laser deep level transient spectroscopy (L-DLTS)

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    Chengji, Li; Li, Zheng

    1994-03-01

    Neutron irradiated high resistivity (4-6 kΩ-cm) silicon detectors in the neutron fluence ( Φn) range of 5 × 10 11 n/cm 2 to 1 × 10 14 n/cm 2 have been studied using a laser deep level transient spectroscopy (L-DLTS). It has been found that the A-center (oxygen-vacancy, Ec = 0.17 eV) concentration increases with neutron fluence, reaching a maximum at Φn ≈ 5×10 12 n/cm 2 before decreasing with Φn. A broad peak has been found between 200 K and 300 K, which is the result of the overlap of three single levels: the V-V - ( Ec = 0.38 eV), the E-center (P-v, Ec = 0.44 eV), and a level at Ec = 0.56 eV that is probably V-V 0. At low neutron fluences ( Φn < 5 × 10 12 n/cm 2), this broad peak is dominated by V-V - and the E-centers. However, as the fluence increases ( Φn ≥ 5 × 10 12 n/cm 2), the peak becomes dominated by the level of Ec = 0.56 eV.

  11. Quasiparticle electronic structure of barium-silicon oxynitrides for white-LED application

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    Bertrand, B.; Poncé, S.; Waroquiers, D.; Stankovski, M.; Giantomassi, M.; Mikami, M.; Gonze, X.

    2013-08-01

    Ba3Si6O12N2:Eu2+ and Ba3Si6O9N4:Eu2+ have strikingly similar atomistic structures, but the former is an efficient green phosphor at working temperature while the latter is a bluish-green phosphor whose luminescence decreases quite fast with temperature. Aiming at the understanding of such different behavior, we compute the quasiparticle electronic band structure of the two hosts, Ba3Si6O12N2 and Ba3Si6O9N4, thanks to many-body perturbation theory in the G0W0 approximation. The gap differs by about 0.43 eV. We analyze the eigenfunctions at the top of the valence band, at the bottom of the conduction band, and also the chemical shifts for the Ba site in the two hosts. The valence bands, directly impacted by the different stoichiometric ratio, are not thought to play a large role in the luminescence. Deceivingly, the dispersive bottom of the conduction band, directly related to luminescent properties, is similar in both compounds. The spatial topology of the probability density of the bottom of the conduction bands differs, as well as the location of the 5d peak, with a much higher energy than the bottom of the conduction band in Ba3Si6O12N2 than in Ba3Si6O9N4. Electromagnetic absorption spectra are also computed for both compounds.

  12. High-fat diet intake from senescence inhibits the attenuation of cell functions and the degeneration of villi with aging in the small intestine, and inhibits the attenuation of lipid absorption ability in SAMP8 mice.

    PubMed

    Yamamoto, Kazushi; E, Shuang; Hatakeyama, Yu; Sakamoto, Yu; Tsuduki, Tsuyoshi

    2015-11-01

    We examined the effect of a high-fat diet from senescence as a means of preventing malnutrition among the elderly. The senescence-accelerated mouse P8 was used and divided into three groups. The 6C group was given a normal diet until 6 months old. The 12N group was given a normal diet until 12 months old. The 12F group was given a normal diet until 6 months old and then a high-fat diet until 12 months old. In the oral fat tolerance test, there was a decrease in area under the curve for serum triacylglycerol level in the 12N group and a significant increase in the 12F group, suggesting that the attenuation of lipid absorption ability with aging was delayed by a high-fat diet from senescence. To examine this mechanism, histological analysis in the small intestine was performed. As a result, the degeneration of villi with aging was inhibited by the high-fat diet. There was also a significant decrease in length of villus in the small intestine in the 12N group and a significant increase in the 12F group. The high-fat diet from senescence inhibited the degeneration of villi with aging in the small intestine, and inhibited the attenuation of lipid absorption ability.

  13. Radiotherapy Can Decrease Locoregional Recurrence and Increase Survival in Mastectomy Patients With T1 to T2 Breast Cancer and One to Three Positive Nodes With Negative Estrogen Receptor and Positive Lymphovascular Invasion Status

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    Yang, P.S.; Chen, C.M.; Liu, M.C.; Jian, J.M.; Horng, C.F.; Liu, M.J.; Yu, B.L.; Lee, M.Y.; Chi, C.W.

    2010-06-01

    Purpose: To define a subgroup of patients at high risk of locoregional recurrence (LRR) who might be benefit from postmastectomy radiotherapy in invasive breast cancer and tumor size <5 cm with one to three involved axillary lymph nodes (T1-2 N1). Methods and Materials: Between April 1991 and December 2005, 544 patients with T1-2 N1 invasive breast cancer were treated with modified radical mastectomy. Of the 544 patients, 383 patients (70.4%) had no radiotherapy, and 161 patients (29.6%) received radiotherapy. We retrospectively compared these two patient groups. Results: With a median follow-up of 40.3 months, LRR occurred in 40 (7.4%) of 544 patients. On univariate analysis, high nuclear grade (p = 0.04), negative estrogen receptor (ER) status (p = 0.001), presence of lymphovascular invasion (LVI) (p = 0.003), and no radiotherapy (p = 0.0015) were associated with a significantly higher rate of LRR. Negative ER status (hazard ratio = 5.1) and presence of LVI (hazard ratio = 2.5) were the risk factors for LRR with statistical significance in the multivariate analysis. Radiotherapy reduced the LRR in patients with the following characteristics: age <40 years, T2 stage, high nuclear grade, negative ER status, and presence of LVI. For 41 patients with negative ER and positive LVI status, radiotherapy can reduce LRR from 10 of 25 (40%) to 2 of 16 (12.5%) and increase the 5-year overall survival from 43.7% to 87.1%. Conclusion: Radiotherapy can reduce LRR and increase survival in T1-2 N1 breast cancer patients with negative ER status and presence of LVI.

  14. Antimicrobial susceptibility and oxymino-β-lactam resistance mechanisms in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli isolates from different animal sources.

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    Clemente, Lurdes; Manageiro, Vera; Jones-Dias, Daniela; Correia, Ivone; Themudo, Patricia; Albuquerque, Teresa; Geraldes, Margarida; Matos, Filipa; Almendra, Cláudia; Ferreira, Eugénia; Caniça, Manuela

    2015-09-01

    The impact of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamases (PMAβs) of animal origin has been a public health concern. In this study, 562 Salmonella enterica and 598 Escherichia coli isolates recovered from different animal species and food products were tested for antimicrobial resistance. Detection of ESBL-, PMAβ-, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR)-encoding genes and integrons was performed in isolates showing non-wild-type phenotypes. Susceptibility profiles of Salmonella spp. isolates differed according to serotype and origin of the isolates. The occurrence of cefotaxime non-wild-type isolates was higher in pets than in other groups. In nine Salmonella isolates, blaCTX-M (n = 4), blaSHV-12 (n = 1), blaTEM-1 (n = 2) and blaCMY-2 (n = 2) were identified. No PMQR-encoding genes were found. In 47 E. coli isolates, blaCTX-M (n = 15), blaSHV-12 (n = 2), blaCMY-2 (n = 6), blaTEM-type (n = 28) and PMQR-encoding genes qnrB (n = 2), qnrS (n = 1) and aac(6')-Ib-cr (n = 6) were detected. To the best of our knowledge, this study is the first to describe the presence of blaCMY-2 (n = 2) and blaSHV-12 (n = 1) genes among S. enterica from broilers in Portugal. This study highlights the fact that animals may act as important reservoirs of isolates carrying ESBL-, PMAβ- and PMQR-encoding genes that might be transferred to humans through direct contact or via the food chain.

  15. Pyridine-4-carbaldehyde 4-phenylsemicarbazone

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    Mendoza-Meroño, Rafael; Menéndez-Taboada, Laura; Fernández-Zapico, Eva; García-Granda, Santiago

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, C13H12N4O, the semicarbazone fragment links a benzene and a pyridine ring in the structure. The crystal packing is stabilized by strong inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which connect two mol­ecules to form a synthon unit, and by N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds and weak C—H⋯π inter­actions. The mol­ecular conformation is stabil­ized by intra­molecular N—H⋯N and C—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:21754444

  16. (3aRS,7aSR)-7a-Meth­oxy-2-oxo-2,3,3a,4,5,6,7,7a-octa­hydro-1-benzofuran-4,4-dicarbonitrile

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    González, María; Martínez, Andrea; Rivadulla, Marcos L.; Covelo, Berta

    2012-01-01

    The racemic title compound, C11H12N2O3, contains a [4.3.0]bicyclic unit in which the shared C—C bond adopts a cis configuration. The five- and six-membered rings are in twisted envelope (with the bridgehead C atom bearing the methoxy substituent as the flap) and distorted chair conformations, respectively. In the crystal, the mol­ecules are linked via weak C—H⋯O iteractions, forming ladder-like chains along [010]. PMID:23476303

  17. Neutron-Activated Gamma-Emission: Technology Review

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    2012-01-01

    in Be9 + α  C12 + n and Be9 + α  3He4 + n. Chadwick (5) made use of the naturally occurring α-emitter polonium - 210 , which decays to lead-206 with...a neutron source by mixing a radioisotope that emits alpha particles, such as radium or polonium , with a low atomic weight isotope, usually in the...initiators of early nuclear weapons used a polonium -beryllium layer separated by nickel and gold until a neutron pulse was desired. 3.1.3

  18. THE STRUCTURE OF THE PHYCOBILINS

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    phycoerythrin, and of C- phycocyanin were performed. All three are characterised by a high percentage of dibasic and of hydrophobic amino acids. R-, B- and C...derivatives prepared. It was shown that 12N HCl is required to liberate the native prosthetic group of C- phycocyanin . Two other closely related...pigments were isolated from this biliprotein and their physical and chemical properties studied. R- phycocyanin was shown to be a homogeneous chromoprotein containing subunits characteristic of phycoerythrin and of C- phycocyanin . (Author)

  19. Nonlinear Theory of Phase Locking Gyrotron Oscillators Driven by an External Signal

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    1988-07-15

    1709 (1974) (Radio Phys. Quant. Electron. 17, 1305 (1976)]. 12. N.S. Ginzburg , G.S. Nusinovich, and N.A. Zavolsky, Int. J. Electron. 61, 881 (1986...Attn: Dr. H. Jory 1 copy Dr. David Stone 1 copy Dr. Kevin Felch 1 copy Dr. A. Salop 1 copy Varian Eimac San Carlos Division 301 Industrial Way San... Carlos , California 94070 Attn: C. Marshall Loring 1 copy Yale University Applied Physics Madison Lab P.O. Box 2159 Yale Station New Haven, Connecticut

  20. Studies of 12C Using β-DECAYS

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    Hyldegaard, S.; Fynbo, H. O. U.; Riisager, K.; Brandenburg, S.; Dendooven, P.; Jungmann, K.; Onderwater, C. J. G.; Rogachevskiy, A.; Sohani, M.; Traykov, E.; Wilschut, H. W.; Büscher, J.; Huyse, M.; Raabe, R.; Alcorta, M.; Borge, M. J. G.; Madurga, M.; Tengblad, O.; Diget, C. A. A.; Fulton, B. R.; Jokinen, A. S.; Perajärvi, K.; Saastamoinen, A.; Äystö, J.; Jonson, B.; Nyman, G.

    The nuclear structure of states in 12C have been a subject of interest for both theory and experiment since the early days of nuclear physics. Many open questions remain, especially concerning the existence and properties of 0+ and 2+ states in the triple alpha continuum. A series of experiments have been performed using β-decay of 12N and 12B to probe these states. The latest experiment was performed at KVI using an implantation method, measuring the sum energy of the three α-particles directly. Preliminary results from this experiment will be presented.

  1. Clarification of the Three-Body Decay of 12C (12.71MeV)

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    Fynbo, H. O.; Prezado, Y.; Bergmann, U. C.; Borge, M. J.; Dendooven, P.; Huang, W. X.; Huikari, J.; Jeppesen, H.; Jones, P.; Jonson, B.; Meister, M.; Nyman, G.; Riisager, K.; Tengblad, O.; Vogelius, I. S.; Wang, Y.; Weissman, L.; Rolander, K. Wilhelmsen; Äystö, J.

    2003-08-01

    Using β decays of a clean source of 12N produced at the IGISOL facility, we have measured the breakup of the 12C (12.71MeV) state into three α particles with a segmented particle detector setup. The high quality of the data permits solving the question of the breakup mechanism of the 12.71MeV state, a longstanding problem in few-body nuclear physics. Among existing models, a modified sequential model fits the data best, but systematic deviations indicate that a three-body description is needed.

  2. Crystal structure of 6-hy­droxy-5-(2-meth­oxy­phenoxy)-2,2′-bipyrimidin-4(3H)-one

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    Sagar, Belakavadi K.; Yathirajan, Hemmige S.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Glidewell, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H12N4O4, the dihedral angle between the heterocyclic rings is 12.60 (8)°, and that between the benzene ring and the adjacent heterocyclic ring is 85.14 (6)°. In the crystal, a combination of N—H⋯O and O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link mol­ecules related by a glide plane into a C(5) C(6)[R 2 2(9)] chain of rings, which is a distinctly different packing motif to those observed in hydrated modifications of this compound. PMID:27555942

  3. Crystal structure of 6-hy-droxy-5-(2-meth-oxy-phenoxy)-2,2'-bipyrimidin-4(3H)-one.

    PubMed

    Sagar, Belakavadi K; Yathirajan, Hemmige S; Jasinski, Jerry P; Glidewell, Christopher

    2016-07-01

    In the title compound, C15H12N4O4, the dihedral angle between the heterocyclic rings is 12.60 (8)°, and that between the benzene ring and the adjacent heterocyclic ring is 85.14 (6)°. In the crystal, a combination of N-H⋯O and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link mol-ecules related by a glide plane into a C(5) C(6)[R (2) 2(9)] chain of rings, which is a distinctly different packing motif to those observed in hydrated modifications of this compound.

  4. Affine Equivalence of Quartic Monomial Rotation Symmetric Boolean Functions in Prime Power Dimension

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    2015-01-27

    multivariate polynomial, called the algebraic normal form (ANF) f(x1, . . . , xn) = a0 + ∑ 1≤i≤n aixi + ∑ 1≤i<j≤n aijxixj + · · ·+ a12...nx1x2...xn, where the coefficients a0, aij , . . . , a12...n ∈ F2. The maximum number of variables in a monomial is called the ( algebraic ) degree, and it is...called affine functions. An affine function with constant term equal to zero is called a linear function. Define Preprint submitted to Elsevier

  5. The free energy in a class of quantum spin systems and interchange processes

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    Björnberg, J. E.

    2016-07-01

    We study a class of quantum spin systems in the mean-field setting of the complete graph. For spin S = 1/2, the model is the Heisenberg ferromagnet, and for general spin S ∈ 1/2 N, it has a probabilistic representation as a cycle-weighted interchange process. We determine the free energy and the critical temperature (recovering results by Tóth and by Penrose when S = 1/2). The critical temperature is shown to coincide (as a function of S) with that of the q = 2S + 1 state classical Potts model, and the phase transition is discontinuous when S ≥ 1.

  6. rac-1-Acetyl-5-benzyl-2-thioxoimidazolidin-4-one

    PubMed Central

    Uzcátegui, Mary C.; Delgado, Gerzon E.; Mora, Asiloé J.; González, Teresa; Briceño, Alexander

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, C12H12N2O2S, the mol­ecules have a wing-like conformation, with a distance of 3.797 (2) Å between the centroids of the five- and six-membered rings. In the crystal structure, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming infinite one-dimensional zigzag chains, running along [001], with a C(4) graph-set motif. PMID:21581567

  7. Crystal structure of 2-[12-methyl-14-phenyl-10,13,14,16-tetra-aza-tetra-cyclo[7.7.0.0(2,7).0(11,15)]hexa-deca-1(16),2,4,6,9,11(15),12-heptaen-8-yl-idene]propandi-nitrile.

    PubMed

    Mague, Joel T; Mohamed, Shaaban K; Akkurt, Mehmet; El-Kashef, Hussein M S; Albayati, Mustafa R

    2014-12-01

    In the title mol-ecule, C22H12N6, the fused tetracyclic core shows a small lengthwise twist as indicated by the dihedral of 2.7 (2)° between the outer rings. In the crystal, mol-ecules stack along the b-axis direction via offset π-stacking [centroid-centroid distances = 3.5282 (13) and 3.5597 (14) Å] with the stacks weakly associated through C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds. The phenyl ring is rotationally disordered over two orientations with an occupancy ratio of 0.516 (4):0.484 (4).

  8. An Analysis of Unit Deployments Through US East Coast Ports

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-06-01

    navigable portions of the Baltimore Harbor. The Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge is the only bridge crossing the main shipping channel. It has a...the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge. The horizontal clearances for these spans range from 1,500 to 1,533 feet, and the vertical clearance...NOTBY (AFTER RECONSTRUTION ) Berths Characteristics N1-2 N4 N8-10 Length (ft) 993 633 1,501 Depth alongside at MLW (ft) 35 35 35 Deck strength (psf) 600

  9. The fluid systems for the SLD Cherenkov ring imaging detector

    SciTech Connect

    Abe, K.; Hasegawa, K.; Hasegawa, Y.; Iwasaki, Y.; Suekane, F.; Yuta, H.; Antilogus, P.; Aston, D.; Bienz, T.; Bird, F.; Dasu, S.; Dolinsky, S.; Dunwoodie, W.; Hallewell, G.; Kawahara, H.; Kwon, Y.; Leith, D.W.G.S.; McCulloch, M.; McShurley, D.; Mueller, G.; Muller, D.; Nagamine, T.; Pavel, T.J.; Peterson, H.; Ratcliff, B.; Reif, R.; Rensing, P.; Schultz, D.; Shapiro, S.; Shaw, H.; Simopoulos, C.; Solodov, E.; Toge, N.; Vavra, J.; Watt, R.; Weber, T.; Williams, S.H.; Baird, K.; Jacques, P.; Kalelkar, M.; Plano, R.; Stamer, P.; Word, G.; Bean, A.; Caldwell, D.O.; Duboscq, J.; Huber, J.; Lu, A.; Mathys, L.; McHugh, S.; Yellin, S.; Ben-David, R.; Manly, S.; Snyder, J.; Turk, J.; Cavalli-Sforza, M.; Coyle, P.; Coyne, D.; Gagnon, P.; Liu, X.; Schneider, M.; Williams, D.A.; Coller, J.; Shank, J.T.; Whitaker, J.S.; d`Oliveira, A.; Johnson, R.A.; Martinez, J.; Nussbaum, M.; Santha, A.K.S.; Sokoloff, M.D.; Stockdale, I.; Wilson, R.J.

    1992-10-01

    We describe the design and operation of the fluid delivery, monitor and control systems for the SLD barrel Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector (CRID). The systems deliver drift gas (C{sub 2}H{sub 6} + TMAE), radiator gas (C{sub 5}F{sub 12} + N{sub 2}) and radiator liquid (C{sub 6}F{sub 14}). Measured critical quantities such as electron lifetime in the drift gas and ultra-violet (UV) transparencies of the radiator fluids, together with the operational experience, are also reported.

  10. The fluid systems for the SLD Cherenkov ring imaging detector. [01

    SciTech Connect

    Abe, K.; Hasegawa, K.; Hasegawa, Y.; Iwasaki, Y.; Suekane, F.; Yuta, H. . Dept. of Physics); Antilogus, P.; Aston, D.; Bienz, T.; Bird, F.; Dasu, S.; Dolinsky, S.; Dunwoodie, W.; Hallewell, G.; Kawahara, H.; Kwon, Y.; Leith, D.W.G.S.; McCulloch, M.; McShurley, D.; Mueller, G.; Muller, D.; Nagamine, T.; Pavel, T.J.; Peterson, H.; Ratcliff, B.; Reif, R.; Rensing, P.; Schultz, D.; Shapiro, S.; Shaw,

    1992-10-01

    We describe the design and operation of the fluid delivery, monitor and control systems for the SLD barrel Cherenkov Ring Imaging Detector (CRID). The systems deliver drift gas (C[sub 2]H[sub 6] + TMAE), radiator gas (C[sub 5]F[sub 12] + N[sub 2]) and radiator liquid (C[sub 6]F[sub 14]). Measured critical quantities such as electron lifetime in the drift gas and ultra-violet (UV) transparencies of the radiator fluids, together with the operational experience, are also reported.

  11. A micropump controlled by EWOD: wetting line energy and velocity effects.

    PubMed

    Shabani, Roxana; Cho, Hyoung Jin

    2011-10-21

    A Laplace pressure gradient between a droplet and a liquid meniscus was utilized to create an on-demand constant flow rate capillary pump. Electrowetting on dielectric was implemented to induce the pressure gradient in the microchannel. For an initial droplet volume of 0.3 μL and a power of 12 nW a constant flow rate of 0.02 μL s(-1) was demonstrated. The effects of the wetting line energy on the static contact angle and the wetting line velocity on the dynamic contact angle in the pump operation were studied. Sample loading on-demand could be achieved by regulating an electric potential.

  12. A sodalite-type porous metal-organic framework with polyoxometalate templates: adsorption and decomposition of dimethyl methylphosphonate.

    PubMed

    Ma, Feng-Ji; Liu, Shu-Xia; Sun, Chun-Yan; Liang, Da-Dong; Ren, Guo-Jian; Wei, Feng; Chen, Ya-Guang; Su, Zhong-Min

    2011-03-30

    A sodalite-type porous metal-organic framework with polyoxometalate templates, H(3)[(Cu(4)Cl)(3)(BTC)(8)](2)[PW(12)O(40)]·(C(4)H(12)N)(6)·3H(2)O (NENU-11; BTC = 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate), was obtained by a hydrothermal reaction. As a reasonable candidate for eliminating nerve gas, NENU-11 displays good adsorption behavior for dimethyl methylphosphonate (15.5 molecules per formula unit). In virtue of the catalytic activity of polyoxometalate guests, this nerve gas mimic could be facilely decomposed by a hydrolysis reaction.

  13. Evaluation of JPL Version-5.9.12 Temperature Profiles, Ocean Skin Temperature, Surface Emissivity, and Cloud Cleared Radiances

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    Susskind, Joel; Blaisdell, John; Iredell, Lena

    2011-01-01

    Slide presentation discusses: (1) Modifications to JPL 5.9.12 compared to V5.9.1, (2) Some results showing that V5.9.12 O, with original water vapor sounding channels, is preferable to V5.9.12 N with Antonia Gambacorta s new water vapor channels. (3) Comparison of V5.9.12, V5.9.12 AO, V5.9.1, and V5.0, (4) Accuracy and yield of channel by channel Quality Controlled clear-column radiances R(sub i) and (5) Plans for Version-7.

  14. Study of N2 CARS spectra of a coal-fired flow facility

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    Singh, Jagdish P.; Yueh, Fang-Yu

    1993-07-01

    A comparative study of N2 CARS spectra was performed at a coal-fired flow facility diffuser and aerodynamic duct. Spectra recorded at the diffuser have atypical feature near V = 1-2 N2 CARS vibrational transition. Atypical feature intensity decreases in the aerodynamic duct spectra. N2 CARS spectra at the aerodynamic duct show the laser-produced C2 absorption around the fundamental band. The CARS inferred temperature at the diffuser is estimated to be +/- 100 K where as at the aerodynamic duct it is +/- 250 K. The error in the inferred temperature with different interference in the CARS spectrum was also studied.

  15. Bis(piperazine-1,4-diium) hexa-chlorido-bismuthate(III) chloride monohydrate.

    PubMed

    Gao, Yu-Hua; Liu, Xiao-Jia; Sun, Lei; Le, Wen-Jun

    2011-12-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, (C(4)H(12)N(2))(2)[BiCl(6)]Cl·H(2)O, consists of piperazinediium cations, [BiCl(6)](3-) anions, Cl(-) anions and uncoordinated water mol-ecules. The Bi(III) cation is coordinated by six Cl(-) anions in a slightly distorted octa-hedral geometry. The diprotonated piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal, extensive inter-molecular N-H⋯Cl, N-H⋯O and O-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds occur.

  16. Bis(piperazine-1,4-diium) hexa­chlorido­bismuthate(III) chloride monohydrate

    PubMed Central

    Gao, Yu-Hua; Liu, Xiao-Jia; Sun, Lei; Le, Wen-Jun

    2011-01-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, (C4H12N2)2[BiCl6]Cl·H2O, consists of piperazinediium cations, [BiCl6]3− anions, Cl− anions and uncoordinated water mol­ecules. The BiIII cation is coordinated by six Cl− anions in a slightly distorted octa­hedral geometry. The diprotonated piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal, extensive inter­molecular N—H⋯Cl, N—H⋯O and O—H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds occur. PMID:22199505

  17. Adiabatic Computation of Internal Blast from Aluminum-Cased Charges in Air.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-01-01

    relation K = K (V/RT) An (6)p n where Aln is the change in number of moles of gas for the synthesis reaction . Then for any species the mole number is...point, to an increasing extent, A12 0 3 () is being converted to A12 0(g) by the endothermic (energy-absorbing) reaction AI2.0 3 (l) + 4 Al - 3 AI20(g...effect. 1. Simple production of aluminum nitride: AI(l) + 1/2N,(g) -AIN(s) The reaction is strongly exothermic (though less so than the production of

  18. Crystal structure of tris-(piperidinium) hydrogen sulfate sulfate.

    PubMed

    Lukianova, Tamara J; Kinzhybalo, Vasyl; Pietraszko, Adam

    2015-12-01

    In the title molecular salt, 3C5H12N(+)·HSO4 (-)·SO4 (2-), each cation adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal, the hydrogen sulfate ion is connected to the sulfate ion by a strong O-H⋯O hydrogen bond. The packing also features a number of N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which lead to a three-dimensional network structure. The hydrogen sulfate anion accepts four hydrogen bonds from two cations, whereas the sulfate ion, as an acceptor, binds to five separate piperidinium cations, forming seven hydrogen bonds.

  19. Investigation of Crystalline Iron-Platinum Nickel and Amorphous Rare Earth-Iron Alloys for Permanent Magnets.

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    2014-09-26

    AppI . Phys. 52, 2549 (1981). 3. S. G. Cornelison, D. J. Sellmyer and G. Hadjipanayis, J. Appl. Phys. 52, 1823 (1981). li * . 4. G. Hadjipanayis, M. Sc...23, 3349 (1981). 9. A. E. Clark, AppI . Phys. Lett. 23, 642 (1973). 10. H. T. Savage, A. E. Clark, S. J. Pickart, J. J. Rhyne and H. A. Alperin, IEEE...Trans. Magn. MAG-lO, 807 (1974). S 11. J.J. Croat, IEEE Trans. Magn. MAG-18, 1442 (1982). 12. N. C. Koon and B. N. Das, Appi . Phys. Lett. 39, 840 (1981

  20. Index to the Field Artillery Journal, Author and Subject Index, January 1977 - December 1981. Volumes 45-49

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    1982-01-01

    FA 48:3,4 N-D 󈨔 ARCHIVES USAFAS Archives Program Needs input. Feature 48:22 My-Je 󈨔 ARCTIC Arctic Artillery. Rick Hayeland SG USA 46:72-75 My-Je...the Soviet Soldier. 47:8-12 N-D 󈨓 DECONTAMINATION, NUCLEAR Decontaminate and Survive. Kenneth A. Riordan CPT INF 46:58,59 Mr-Ap 󈨒 DEFENSES...Artillery. Feature 46:41 Jil-Ag 󈨒 HAYLELAND, RICK Arctic Artillery. 46:72-75 My-Je 󈨒 HEARING LOSS The Medical Effects of Blast Overpressure. Leslie B

  1. Soldier’s and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act.

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    2007-11-02

    1993) (§ 521 applies only to parties in a civil proceeding and does not provide for a stay based on an attorney’s military service). See also Grimes ...Currency Advisory AL-91-1,1991 Occ CB LEXIS 13 (13 March 1991); and Moll v. Ford Consumer Finance Company, Inc., 1998 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3638, at *12n.5...This ploy was discouraged by the Comptroller of the Currency. See Advisory Memo, 1991 OCC CB LEXIS 13 (1991).] c) Add interest above 6% to loan

  2. Algorithms for computing the dynamical trajectories of flexible bodies

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    Perram, John W.; Petersen, Henrik G.

    We extend equations of motion suitable for studying the dynamics of rigid bodies. The new equations of motion are suitable for studying the dynamics of flexible bodies, viewed as assemblies of rigid bodies constrained to rotate about internal axes. For a connected assembly of N rigid components, the dynamics is obtained from the solution of 12N + 6 coupled first order equations. If there are M independent connections between the components, each step involves the solution of a sparse 5M × 5M system of linear equations. For the case of a linear assembly (M = N - 1), the system of equations is block tridiagonal.

  3. 1,3-Bis(prop-2-yn-1-yl)-1H-anthra[1,2-d]imidazole-2,6,11(3H)-trione

    PubMed Central

    Afrakssou, Zahra; Haoudi, Amal; Capet, Frédéric; Mazzah, Ahmed; Rolando, Christian; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C21H12N2O3, the fused-ring system is roughly planar, the largest deviation from the mean plane being 0.084 (2) Å. The two prop-2-yn-1-yl groups are almost perpendicular to the fused ring plane, making C—C—N—C torsion angles of −103.4 (2) and −105.3 (2)°, and point in opposite directions with respect to the plane. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:23795107

  4. Interplay between lattice, orbital, and magnetic degrees of freedom in the chain-polymer Cu(II) breathing crystals

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    Streltsov, S. V.; Petrova, M. V.; Morozov, V. A.; Romanenko, G. V.; Anisimov, V. I.; Lukzen, N. N.

    2013-01-01

    The chain-polymer Cu(II) “breathing crystals” C21H19CuF12N4O6 were studied using the x-ray diffraction and ab initio band structure calculations. We show that the crystal structure modification at T=146 K, associated with the spin crossover transition, induces the changes of the orbital order in half of the Cu sites. This in turn results in the switch of the magnetic interaction sign in accordance with the Goodenough-Kanamori-Andersen theory of the coupling between the orbital and spin degrees of freedom.

  5. Periodic Solutions of Hamiltonian Systems of Prescribed Period.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-04-01

    TIstituto di Analisi Matematica - Universita’ di Bari - Bari, Italy. Sponsored by the United States Army under Contract No. DAAG29-80-C-0041 and by...Sari - Bari, Italy. ’lstituto di Analisi Patmatica - Universite’ di Bari - Bari, Italy. Sponsored by the United States Army under Contract No. DAAG29...k - 1,...,2n) are the Fourier components of u with respect to the basis (in L 2 (Sl.l 2 n)) (6.1) *jk - eJtk - coslit)k + Jseh(Jt)lk where (4 k (k

  6. Methyl 2-[(E)-3-hydr­oxy-4-methoxy­benzyl­idene]hydrazinecarboxyl­ate

    PubMed Central

    Lv, Lu-Ping; Yu, Tie-Ming; Yu, Wen-Bo; Li, Wei-Wei; Hu, Xian-Chao

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C10H12N2O4, adopts a trans configuration with respect to the C=N bond. The hydrazinecarboxyl­ate group is twisted from the benzene ring by 6.62 (5)° and an intramolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal structure, mol­ecules are linked into a two-dimensional network parallel to (100) by O—H⋯O, N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In addition, weak C—H⋯π inter­actions are observed. PMID:21583232

  7. Inferential Processing among Adequate and Struggling Adolescent Comprehenders and Relations to Reading Comprehension

    PubMed Central

    Barth, Amy E.; Barnes, Marcia; Francis, David J.; Vaughn, Sharon; York, Mary

    2015-01-01

    Separate mixed model analyses of variance (ANOVA) were conducted to examine the effect of textual distance on the accuracy and speed of text consistency judgments among adequate and struggling comprehenders across grades 6–12 (n = 1203). Multiple regressions examined whether accuracy in text consistency judgments uniquely accounted for variance in comprehension. Results suggest that there is considerable growth across the middle and high school years, particularly for adequate comprehenders in those text integration processes that maintain local coherence. Accuracy in text consistency judgments accounted for significant unique variance for passage-level, but not sentence-level comprehension, particularly for adequate comprehenders. PMID:26166946

  8. Rainfall Prediction using Soil and Air Temperature in a Tropical Station

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    Chacko, Tessy P.; Renuka, G.

    2007-07-01

    An attempt is made to establish a linkage between soil and air temperature and south-west monsoon rainfall at Pillicode (12°12'N,75°10'E) a tropical station in north Kerala. The dependence of monsoon rainfall on pre-monsoon soil temperature decreases as the depth of the soil increases. A regression equation has been developed for the estimation of monsoon rainfall using pre-monsoon soil and air temperature. The results show that sub soil temperature along with air temperature can be used for forecasting the monsoon level.

  9. Discovery of novel 5-hydroxy-4-pyridone-3-carboxy acids as potent inhibitors of influenza Cap-dependent endonuclease.

    PubMed

    Miyagawa, Masayoshi; Akiyama, Toshiyuki; Mikamiyama-Iwata, Minako; Hattori, Kazunari; Kurihara, Naoko; Taoda, Yoshiyuki; Takahashi-Kageyama, Chika; Kurose, Noriyuki; Mikamiyama, Hidenori; Suzuki, Naoyuki; Takaya, Kenji; Tomita, Kenji; Matsuo, Kenji; Morimoto, Kenji; Yoshida, Ryu; Shishido, Takao; Yoshinaga, Tomokazu; Sato, Akihiko; Kawai, Makoto

    2016-10-01

    We report the discovery of a novel series of influenza Cap-dependent EndoNuclease (CEN) inhibitors based on the 4-pyridone-carboxylic acid (PYXA) scaffold, which were found from our chelate library. Our SAR research revealed the lipophilic domain to be the key to CEN inhibition. In particular, the position between the chelate and the lipophilic domain in the derivatives was essential for enhancing the potency. Our study, based on virtual modeling, led to the identification of 2y as a potent CEN inhibitor with an IC50 of 5.12nM.

  10. Nondestructive Evaluation Technology Initiatives II. Delivery Order 0002: Whole Field Turbine Disk Inspection

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-04-01

    5.2 FPI PoD samples A set of Inconel 718 samples with artificial fatigue cracks that was used as a fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) PoD...No None N/A 11N E 0.029 Yes No Yes Anti-gallant No 12N E 0.028 Yes No Yes Lubricant No Notes: A = Aluminum 7075-T6 N = Inconel 718 S...contaminants on the performance of Sonic IR testing of engine components. The specimens were comprised of nine Inconel 718 and six 7075-T6 aluminum plates

  11. Material properties of the plantar aponeurosis.

    PubMed

    Kitaoka, H B; Luo, Z P; Growney, E S; Berglund, L J; An, K N

    1994-10-01

    Material properties of the plantar aponeurosis were determined by a two-dimensional video tracking method to simultaneously measure the aponeurosis deformation. Failure loads averaged 1189 +/- 244 N and were higher in men. Average stiffness of the intact fascia was 203.7 +/- 50.5 N/mm at a loading rate of 11.12 N/sec and it did not vary significantly for the loading rates of 11.12 to 1112 N/sec. The high tensile loads required for failure were consistent with clinical and biomechanical studies and indicated the importance of the aponeurosis in foot function and arch stability.

  12. Stochastic Dynamics and Bifurcation Behavior of Nonlinear Nonconservative Systems in the Presence of Noise

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-08-31

    diagonalizable matrix A satisfy 5 Xi i k for j = 1,2,...,n, Ik ki = >k 2 (2) 1 where k is an integer vector k = (k1 , ,..., kn) with k1 > 0. Furthermore...stochastic systems and secondly, to demonstrate the relationship between stochastic averaging and normal form theory for non- nilpotent systems. To this...for large k. Furthermore, since the matrix A is diagonal, the image of LA, Im(LA), and its null space, ker (LA), span the whole space. Consequently, in

  13. Zero Memory Detection of Random Signals in Phi-Mixing Noise.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-01-01

    even employment of the Pitman- Noether Theorem [6]. Note that fU ;il,2,...) is just ZI,SI,Z2,S2 .... Theorem 2: Suppose (t R with 0 - 0, and g e W.1 12 n...pp.33,184] and assumption (f) that Proof: Referring to the Pitman- Noether Theorem (6], 2 with (m,6) = (1, ) or (m,6) = (2,k), we note that E[T g...assumptions (b)-(b’) together with negative scaling 2 1. (4) of the threshold if necessary imply conditions A and no0 (g) B of the Pitman- Noether Theorem

  14. An Evaluation of the Coupled LVT Concept.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1979-11-01

    8217jV I C rr*p r, CL . f" co YO > ~~ U 41,k II *j ~ - 5 4 R-?Q8r (3T - JJ 1 >. ~f4 ~ 4 ........... -76-’ - .2.. SINGLE VEHICLE I/ COUPLED VEHICLE --7...GRA17I1O0 2 Ju 1 6 3 16 C2;) Peot No): L2-12n9 ll-1-Rev-Lt I,-U Mjn t tr) r, 113 InIrLJdcJ "e , ,son letter 0 dOated 10 Dec 68. See alIso AD-835 9.42L

  15. Fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator for half-harmonic generation of sub-100-fs frequency combs around 2 μm.

    PubMed

    Ingold, Kirk A; Marandi, Alireza; Digonnet, Michel J F; Byer, Robert L

    2015-09-15

    We demonstrate a femtosecond fiber-feedback optical parametric oscillator (OPO) at degeneracy. The OPO cavity comprises an 80-cm-long fiber composed of a combination of normal and anomalous dispersion sections that provide a net intracavity group delay dispersion close to zero. By using a mode-locked, Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump, we achieved half-harmonic generation of 250-MHz, 1.2-nJ nearly transform-limited 97-fs pulses centered at 2090 nm with a total conversion efficiency of 36%.

  16. Low-energy theorems for pion photoproduction from nuclei and pion-nucleus coupling constants

    SciTech Connect

    Radutskii, G.M.; Serdyutskii, V.A.

    1982-10-01

    New low-energy theorems for pion photoproduction in light nuclei are derived using a model that allows one to extract all the information contained in the current algebra and the CVC and PCAC hypotheses. From the comparison with the experimental total cross sections for threshold photoproduction of charged pions on the nuclei /sup 6/Li, /sup 12/C, and /sup 14/N, the values of the pion-nucleus coupling constants are obtained and the magnitude of the electric quadrupole moment of the /sup 12/N nucleus is predicted.

  17. Synthesis and biological evaluation of pyrimidine derivatives with diverse azabicyclic ether/amine as novel GPR119 agonist.

    PubMed

    Yang, Zunhua; Fang, Yuanying; Park, Haeil

    2017-04-02

    A class of novel pyrimidine derivatives bearing diverse conformationally restricted azabicyclic ether/amine were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their GPR119 agonist activities against type 2 diabetes. Most compounds exhibited superior hEC50 values to endogenous lipid oleoylethanolamide (OEA). Analogs with 2-fluoro substitution in the aryl ring showed more potent GPR119 activation than those without fluorine. Especially compound 27m synthesized from endo-azabicyclic alcohol was observed to have the best EC50 value (1.2nM) and quite good agonistic activity (112.2% max) as a full agonist.

  18. New Imaging Strategies for Prostate Cancer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-10-01

    with different concentrations of ligands in the presence of 12 nM N-[N-[(S)-1,3-dicarboxypropyl]carbamoyl]-S-[3H]-methyl-L-cysteine in a total volume...mL of EcoLumeTM cocktail (MP Biomedicals) was added, and radioactivity was counted by scintillation counter. The concentration required to inhibit 50...binding assay using tritium labeled S-methylated derivative of 1 (3H-ZJ24) (Figure 1) as the radioligand to examine the ability of the novel

  19. Use of ion exchange resins in the analysis of rocks and minerals: Separation of sodium and potassium

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Reichen, L.E.

    1958-01-01

    This procedure was developed primarily for analyses in which limited amounts of sample are available. Sodium and potassium can be separated from the other constituents of silicate rocks by cation exchange resin (Amberlite IR-120). The sample is decomposed with hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids and passed through the resin bed after expulsion of the fluorine. The column is eluted with 0.12N hydrochloric acid at a fast flow rate of 4 ml. per sq. cm. per minute and the sodium and potassium are recovered together within a reasonable time. Other constituents of the sample, except silica, can be determined on the same portion of sample.

  20. Energy spectrum and critical exponents of the free parafermion Z N spin chain

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Alcaraz, Francisco C.; Batchelor, Murray T.; Liu, Zi-Zhong

    2017-04-01

    Results are given for the ground state energy and excitation spectrum of a simple N-state Z N spin chain described by free parafermions. The model is non-Hermitian for N≥slant 3 with a real ground state energy and a complex excitation spectrum. Although having a simpler Hamiltonian than the superintegrable chiral Potts model, the model is seen to share some properties with it, e.g. the specific heat exponent α =1-2/N and the anisotropic correlation length exponents {ν\\parallel}=1 and {ν\\bot}=2/N .

  1. Dichlorido(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazole)[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)(o-tol­yl)methanone]palladium(II)

    PubMed Central

    Nelana, Simphiwe M.; Kruger, Gert J.; Darkwa, James

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, [PdCl2(C5H8N2)(C12H12N2O)], the Pd atom adopts a slightly distorted trans-PdCl2N2 square-planar arrangement. The different Pd—N bond lengths can be related to the the electron-withdrawing effect of the o-toluoyl group on the substituted pyrazole ligand. The complex crystallizes as centrosymmetric hydrogen-bonded dimers through N—H⋯Cl linkages. PMID:21200554

  2. [The role of surgery in the treatment of small cell lung cancer].

    PubMed

    Puma, F; Urbani, M; Santoprete, S; Ricci, F; Sanguinetti, A; Vinci, D; Ottavi, P; Porcaro, G; Daddi, G

    2001-12-01

    Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a biologically aggressive tumor with a low long-term survival rate. SCLC is highly responsive to chemotherapy and surgery has a very limited role in its treatment because the disease is usually widely disseminated at the diagnosis. Good results from surgery have been reported in the small subgroup of T1-2 N0 M0 patients. In N1 peripheral SCLC, surgery in combination with other treatments, can obtain fair results. Surgical treatment does not influence the prognosis in SCLC as stage III and IV.

  3. Characteristics in Sliding Motions of Small Organelles in a Nitella Internodal Cell

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Uchida, Go; Nemoto, Tomomi; Tsuchiya, Yoshimi

    1995-12-01

    Steady velocities of small organelles smoothly moving on chloroplasts in a Nitella internodal cell have been investigated at various temperatures. It has been found that variance in the velocities of the organelles changes in proportion to their average velocity, which has been first elucidated from the temperature dependence of the organelle's velocity. This result suggests that the generation process of the force due to the actin-myosin is a Poisson like stochastic one. Thus, we have discussed a stochastic model for the motion of the organelle with many myosin-like molecules and estimated the force to be 4.2×10-12 N.

  4. A Symmetrized Basis for Transitions in the Heisenberg Model

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haydock, Roger; Nex, C. M. M.

    2013-03-01

    The spin-S Heisenberg model has 2S+1 states on each site, for which there are (2S+1)2 possible transitions between these states. For N sites there are (2S+1)N states and (2S+1)2N transitions between states. This rapid increase in the number of transitions with sites appears to limit calculations to just a few sites. However for transitions induced by spin-spin interactions, we construct a symmetrized basis which only grows as 2N-3, making possible computations for much larger systems. Supported by the Richmond F. Snyder Fund.

  5. catena-Poly[[[N-(4-amino-1,6-dihydro-1-methyl-5-nitroso-6-oxopyrimidin-2-yl)-(S)-glutamato]hexaaquabarium]-mu-N-(4-amino-1,6-dihydro-1-methyl-5-nitroso-6-oxopyrimidin-2-yl)-(S)-glutamato]: coordination polymer chains linked into a three-dimensional framework by N-H...O and O-H...O hydrogen bonds.

    PubMed

    López Garzón, Rafael; López León, M Dolores; Low, John N; Glidewell, Christopher

    2005-05-01

    In the title complex, [Ba(C10H12N5O6)2(H2O)6]n, the Ba atom is nine-coordinated by six water ligands and three carboxylate O atoms. The Ba2+ cations and the anionic glutamate ligands form coordination polymer chains, and these chains are linked by pairs of N-H...O hydrogen bonds and pairs of O-H...O hydrogen bonds to form a continuous three-dimensional framework of cations and anions, which is reinforced by hydrogen bonds involving the water molecules.

  6. Sensitivity of BN nano-cages to caffeine and nicotine molecules

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Soltani, Alireza; Baei, Mohammad T.; Tazikeh Lemeski, E.; Shahini, Malihe

    2014-12-01

    Adsorption of caffeine and nicotine molecules over B12N12 and B16N16 nano-cages were investigated by using first-principles calculations to define whether BN nano-cages are applicable for filtering or sensing caffeine and nicotine molecules. The chemisorption energy of nicotine molecule on BN nano-cages is very stronger than caffeine molecule. Upon the adsorption of caffeine and nicotine molecules, the electronic properties of the BN nano-cages can be significantly changed, being too much sensitized on the caffeine and nicotine adsorptions.

  7. Study of Chemical Carcinogens by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pivtsaev, A. A.; Razov, V. I.; Karasev, A. O.

    2013-11-01

    We have used positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy to study the carcinogens C21H20BrN3, C4H7Cl2O4P, CCl4, CHCl3, AlF3, C8H12N4O, C6H4Cl2 and the non-carcinogens H2O, AlCl3, CH2Cl2, C2H6OS. We have established a correlation between the annihilation characteristics of the studied compounds and their degree of carcinogenicity.

  8. Air Force Global Weather Central System Architecture Study. Final System/Subsystem Summary Report. Volume 2. Requirements Compilation and Analysis. Part 3. Characteristics Summaries and Network Analysis

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1976-03-01

    ea.plo^l following categories of data. N10: Activationj) N20: Characteristics^ N30 : Orderj ^ ^ N40: Conflict, TMS process was sanded and further...Overlap N30 Order N31 Predecessor N32 Successor N40 Conflict N41 Frequency N42 Start Time N43 Execution Span COO Data System Characteristics...VOLUME/DOHAIN RELATIONSHIPS* CHARACTERISTIC N00 N10 Nil N12 N13 N14 N15 N20 N21 N22 N23 N24 N25 N2b N30 N31 N32 N40 N41 N42

  9. Tris[4,4′-(ethene-1,2-di­yl)dipyridinium] deca­vanadate dihydrate

    PubMed Central

    Fernandez de Luis, Roberto; Urtiaga, M. Karmele; Mesa, José Luis; Arriortua, María I.

    2010-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, (C12H12N2)3[V10O28]·2H2O, contains one half of a deca­vanadate anion, one and a half trans-1,2-bis­(4-pyridinio)ethene cations and one water mol­ecule. The V10O28 groups are involved in a three-dimensional hydrogen-bonding network through Ow—H⋯O, N—H⋯O and C—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:21580261

  10. Coherence of Transients

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-09-01

    8217-= S", ((0) S," (0)0.1S. (W) S_’ ( Zoo )(1.) Where s 3(o) is the cross power spectrum between the signals x(t) and y(t), and S,.(!) and Sy(€o) are the auto...to 12n9 ±th 128 porn -ls 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.20.04 SU Normal ized Frequency Fig. R.225.1 :SMC estimation, assumed model order = 1Idata length 128

  11. Absolute cross-section measurements for ionization of He Rydberg atoms in collisions with K

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Deng, F.; Renwick, S.; Martínez, H.; Morgan, T. J.

    1995-11-01

    Absolute cross sections for ionization of 1.5-10.0 keV/amu Rydberg helium atoms in principal quantum states 12<=n<=15 due to collisions with potassium have been measured. The data are compared with the free-electron cross section at equal velocity. Our results for the collisional ionization cross sections (σi) agree both in shape and absolute magnitude with the data available for the total electron-scattering cross sections (σe) and support recent theoretical models for ionization of Rydberg atoms with neutral perturbers.

  12. Indigenous Advanced Fighter Aircraft in Israel: Considerations for Decision-Making.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-12-01

    for the IAF and flying clubs [1061. Looking ahead to step four, the Israeli’s signed an agree- ment with the French Potez to manufacture the Fuga ...investments and capital expenditures 77n DINYn7 śPP0.7 civilian cansumpticn 177f n~,r ,i7i 127 7I’M rN ,y- 1974 - 1981 D’M 1"𔃿n V Government Expenditures as...and credit subsidizing Mai"n a75vtransf er payments n12n 7015vn ----------- investments and capital expenditurei "n MR.7,17 n7 n..... civilian

  13. Crystal structure of di­ethyl­ammonium aniline-4-sulfonate anilinium-4-sulfonate

    PubMed Central

    Toure, Assane; Diop, Libasse; Diop, Cheikh Abdoul Khadir; Oliver, Allen G.

    2016-01-01

    The title compound, C4H12N+·C6H6NO3S−·C6H7NO3S, consists of an ion pair and a zwitterionic neutral mol­ecule. The cation adopts an extended conformation [C—C—N—C torsion angles = 177.1 (3) and −178.4 (3)°]. In the crystal, the components are linked by N—H⋯O and N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, generating a three-dimensional network, which is consolidated by weak C—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:27980842

  14. Electro-optic measurement of the wake fields of a relativistic electron beam.

    PubMed

    Fitch, M J; Melissinos, A C; Colestock, P L; Carneiro, J P; Edwards, H T; Hartung, W H

    2001-07-16

    When a relativistic electron bunch traverses a structure, strong electromagnetic fields are induced in its wake. For a 12 nC bunch of duration 4.2 ps FWHM, the peak field is measured >0.5 MV/m. Time resolution of approximately 5 ps is achieved using electro-optic sampling with a lithium tantalate (LiTaO3) crystal and a short-pulse infrared laser synchronized to the beam. We present measurements for both the longitudinal and radial components of the field and relate them to the wall impedance.

  15. Molecular and crystal structure of 2-{( E)-[(4-Methylphenyl)imino]methyl}-4-nitrophenol: A redetermination

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kaynar, Nihal Kan; Tanak, Hasan; Şahin, Songul; Dege, Necmi; Ağar, Erbil; Yavuz, Metin

    2016-03-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, C14H12N2O3, was recently determined as a mixture of its neutral (OH containing) and zwitterionic (NH containing) forms, in a 0.60 (4): 0.40 (4) ratio using the X-ray determination. In this study, the title compound has been characterized by FT-IR and X-ray diffraction. The redetermination showed that the title compound has only enol (OH) form because of lack of the NH stretching vibration in FT-IR spectrum. In addition, the molecular structure and tautomerism of the title compound have been discussed.

  16. Ionization potential for excited S states of the lithium atom

    SciTech Connect

    Puchalski, M.; KePdziera, D.; Pachucki, K.

    2010-12-15

    Nonrelativistic, relativistic, quantum electrodynamic, and finite nuclear mass corrections to the energy levels are obtained for the nS{sub 1/2},n=3,...,9 states of the lithium atom. Computational approach is based on the explicitly correlated Hylleraas functions with the analytic integration and recursion relations. Theoretical predictions for the ionization potential of nS{sub 1/2} states and transition energies nS{sub 1/2{yields}}2S{sub 1/2} are compared to known experimental values for {sup 6,7}Li isotopes.

  17. Simulation of High-Speed Cavity Flows in a Scramjet Engine by the Space-Time CESE Method

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-09-01

    considered here share a common flow velocity u. Let the total specific energy def U 2 E = e+- (2.33) 2 11 Letd),, i = 1,2,..., N, be the net mass of...x and the y directions, respectively; p is the static pressure; e = E + ½ (u2 + v2) is the specific total energy with E as the specific internal...p.u. 2, and the total energy by p.uCOc2 . The subscript 0o denotes the free stream condition. The cavity depth d is used as the length scale, and the

  18. Richard B. Russell Dam and Reservoir: Potential Water Quality Effects of Initial Filling and Decomposition of Vegetation.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-01-01

    N solutions of mixed K and Ca nitrates, 1.2 N KNO3, and 0.8 N Ca(N03)2, respectively (Tucker 1974). 23. Total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN). A 0.5-g...subsample of each . soil was weighed into a micro- Kjeldahl flask containing 1.1 g of di- gestion mixture (100 g of K2S04, l0g of CUSO 4ř H20, and 1.0 g of...consumed by a gram of substrate in a litre of assay water. Decomposition of vegetation 26. Decomposition of vegetation was studied using the following

  19. 4-Benzoyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazine-2-carbonitrile: refinement using a multipolar atom model.

    PubMed

    Ejsmont, Krzysztof; Joly, Jean Pierre; Wenger, Emmanuel; Guillot, Benoit; Jelsch, Christian

    2009-07-01

    The structural model for the title compound, C(16)H(12)N(2)O(2), was refined using a multipolar atom model transferred from an experimental electron-density database. The refinement showed some improvements of crystallographic statistical indices when compared with a conventional spherical neutral-atom refinement. The title compound adopts a half-chair conformation. The amide N atom lies almost in the plane defined by the three neighbouring C atoms. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked by weak intermolecular C-H...O and C-H...pi hydrogen bonds.

  20. On the Classification of Fractal Squares

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Luo, Jun Jason; Liu, Jing-Cheng

    2016-01-01

    In the previous paper [K. S. Lau, J. J. Luo and H. Rao, Topological structure of fractal squares, Math. Proc. Camb. Phil. Soc. 155 (2013) 73-86], Lau, Luo and Rao completely classified the topological structure of so called fractal square F defined by F = (F + 𝒟)/n, where 𝒟 ⊊ {0, 1,…,n - 1}2,n ≥ 2. In this paper, we further provide simple criteria for the F to be totally disconnected, then we discuss the Lipschitz classification of F in the case n = 3, which is an attempt to consider non-totally disconnected sets.

  1. SEPARATING HAFNIUM FROM ZIRCONIUM

    DOEpatents

    Lister, B.A.J.; Duncan, J.F.; Hutcheon, J.M.

    1956-08-21

    Substantially complete separation of zirconium from hafnium may be obtained by elution of ion exchange material, on which compounds of the elements are adsorbed, with an approximately normal solution of sulfuric acid. Preferably the acid concentration is between 0.8 N amd 1.2 N, amd should not exceed 1.5 N;. Increasing the concentration of sulfate ion in the eluting solution by addition of a soluble sulfate, such as sodium sulfate, has been found to be advantageous. The preferred ion exchange materials are sulfonated polystyrene resins such as Dowex 50,'' and are preferably arranged in a column through which the solutions are passed.

  2. The magnitude of a human bite measured exactly at the molar Intercuspidation using FBG

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Marin, Gabriela Costa; Milczewski, Maura S.; Abe, Ilda; Lopes, Stephani C. P. S.; Camargo, Elisa S.; Kalinowski, Hypolito J.

    2014-05-01

    The aim of the study is to develop a new punctual method to determine the human bite force, between uppers and lowers first molars, at the moment of occlusion in maximum intercuspation. Fibre optic Bragg gratings are encapsulated in an acetate splint made by casting of a volunteer lower dentition. Splint sensor was positioned into the mouth to be pressured with minimal occlusal interference. The transversal pressure on the FBG was acquired at the moment of before occlusion (free), occlusion and biting. The measured forces were 12N during occlusion and 28N bite force, between right uppers and lowers first molars.

  3. Cross section calculations for electron scattering from platinum chemotherapeutic compounds. Electron scattering from carboplatin and oxaliplatin

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Żywicka, B.; Możejko, P.

    2013-10-01

    Cross section for electron impact ionization of carboplatin, C6H12N2O4Pt, and oxaliplatin, C8H14N2O4Pt, have been calculated within binary-encounter-Bethe model for energies from the ionization threshold up to 5000 eV. Cross section for elastic electron scattering from carboplatin and oxaliplatin molecules have also been derived using independent atom method (IAM) and additivity rule for collision energies ranging from 50 eV to 3000 eV. Obtained cross sections have been compared with relevant cross sections for cisplatin molecules.

  4. 2-[(2-Aza­niumyleth­yl)carbamo­yl]phenolate–phenol (1/1)

    PubMed Central

    Yebedri, Sihem; Louhibi, Samira; Bouacida, Sofiane; Ourari, Ali; Roisnel, Thierry

    2013-01-01

    In the title 1:1 adduct, C9H12N2O2·C6H6O, the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the salicylic amide group is 6.68 (6)°. The conformation of the amide group is supported by two intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which close S(6) and S(7) rings. In the crystal, the components are linked by O—H⋯O and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating (100) sheets. PMID:23634046

  5. Direct measurement of Vorticella contraction force by micropipette deflection.

    PubMed

    France, Danielle; Tejada, Jonathan; Matsudaira, Paul

    2017-02-01

    The ciliated protozoan Vorticella convallaria is noted for its exceptionally fast adenosine triphosphate-independent cellular contraction, but direct measurements of contractile force have proven difficult given the length scale, speed, and forces involved. We used high-speed video microscopy to image live Vorticella stalled in midcontraction by deflection of an attached micropipette. Stall forces correlate with both distance contracted and the resting stalk length. Estimated isometric forces range from 95 to 177 nanonewtons (nN), or 1.12 nN·μm(-1) of the stalk. Maximum velocity and work are also proportional to distance contracted. These parameters constrain proposed biochemical/physical models of the contractile mechanism.

  6. Improving an estimate of the convergence rate of the seidel method by selecting the optimal order of equations in the system of linear algebraic equations

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Borzykh, A. N.

    2017-01-01

    The Seidel method for solving a system of linear algebraic equations and an estimate of its convergence rate are considered. It is proposed to change the order of equations. It is shown that the method described in Faddeevs' book Computational Methods of Linear Algebra can deteriorate the convergence rate estimate rather than improve it. An algorithm for establishing the optimal order of equations is proposed, and its validity is proved. It is shown that the computational complexity of the reordering is 2 n 2 additions and (12) n 2 divisions. Numerical results for random matrices of order 100 are presented that confirm the proposed improvement.

  7. Theory of Reactions at a Solid Surface.

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    1983-03-01

    effectively adsorbed. The model is a multiple-pass Landau - Zener problem, with dissipation. In the case of no dissioation, the probability of returning out...is given by Pout = (I’P12) + (l-P12)n (71) n=O where P12 is the Landau - Zener probability of switching curves at each pass of the crossing-point...representation must in general go beyond such a simle two-body Landau - Zener treatment, in which the many-body aspects have been bundled into a

  8. India and the Persian Gulf Crisis: From Global Idealism to Regional Realities

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    1991-06-01

    October 1990. 2. Tellis, A. J.,"Banking on Deterrence, "Proceedings, pp.148-152, March 1988. 3. Ayoob, N . ,"India in South Asia: The Quest for Regional...pp.36-49, November 1987. 7. Timari, C. K.,"South Asian Regionalism:Problems and Prospects,"Asian Affairs: An American Review, v.12, n .2, pp.1-21...Summer 1985. 8. Palmer, N . D. ,"The Changing Scene in South Asia: Internal and External Dimensions,"ORBZS, v.XIX, n .3, pp.87-903, Fail 1975. 9. Razvi, M. S

  9. Ruthenium-catalyzed selective monoamination of vicinal diols.

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    Bähn, Sebastian; Tillack, Annegret; Imm, Sebastian; Mevius, Kathleen; Michalik, Dirk; Hollmann, Dirk; Neubert, Lorenz; Beller, Matthias

    2009-01-01

    The monoamination of vicinal diols in the presence of in situ generated ruthenium catalysts has been investigated. Among the various phosphines tested in combination with [Ru(3)(CO)(12)], N-phenyl-2-(dicyclohexyl-phosphanyl)pyrrole showed the best performance. After optimization of the reaction conditions this system was applied to different secondary amines and anilines as well as a number of vicinal diols. With the exception of ethylene glycol, monoamination of the vicinal diols occurred selectively and the corresponding amino alcohols were obtained in good yields, producing water as the only side product.

  10. Operations Resources Management Career Ladder AFSC 271X2.

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    1986-02-01

    Flight Maintenance Dispatcher Subcluster (GRP293, N= O ) I_ K -u o . -w f 30 r -l ~ ~ - .. . - --- __ _ FIGURE 1 AFSC 271X2 CAREER LADDER STRUCTURE...DAFSC 27172 AND 27192AP PER SON NE L (PERCENT MEMBERS PERFORMING) DAFSC DAFSC 27152 27172 TASKS (N=b12) (N=65) DIFFERENCE K F156 PREPARE AND MAINTAIN...UNCLASSIFIED F/ O 5/9 NL Ehhhhhhhmmmu mmmmhmhhu smmhhhhhmmhsm IL 11-m1 1 5 11.4~ MICROCOPY RESOLUTION TEST CHART -’wAf 4UPCIir OF T4%(OR~4I 3 UNITED STATES AIR

  11. Multi-decker tricarbonyl-bridged sandwich complexes of transition metals: structure, stability and electron-counting rules.

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    Gribanova, Tatyana N; Minyaev, Ruslan M; Minkin, Vladimir I

    2012-11-21

    Structures and stabilities of a new family of multi-decker tricarbonyl-bridged sandwich complexes of transition metals (Cr, Mn, Fe) have been studied using DFT B3LYP/6-311+G(df,p) calculations. Stable structures satisfy the (12n + 6) electron-counting rule, where n is the number of metal atoms. Lengthening of the molecular chains is accompanied by growth of aromaticity of the inner basal cycles, lowering of the aromaticity of the terminal basal cycles and decrease in the energy gap between the frontier orbitals.

  12. Improvements to Software Maintenance Methods in Real Time Embedded Aviation Flight Systems.

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    1983-12-01

    69 FLI1GHT SOPTU&UE HISTORY The k-6 Intruder is in all weather, carrier based jet powered attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace Corporation , Long... Corporation of Long Beach, California shows a marked improvement in modularity with over one hundred identifiable modules. The situation seems to have...Applicationwar Mintenance, Communicatin 3. V5~i Mg Xti er’r12 n Yo-!i~y New York, Naval Weaon* (;enter, AV-8B Wea ons SystemSp t Facilit, A-i/A V-8 ;Facilit v

  13. Bibliography of Soviet Laser Developments, Number 90, July-August 1987

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    1988-06-27

    31,39 PUCHKOV S V 81 PERMINOVA V N 51,53 PISKUNOV A V 83 PUDOVIK YE A 35 PERMOGOROV S 110 PIS’MENNYY V A 1 PUKHTA M 51 PERMYAKOV V A 21 PIVOVARCHIK V F 11...I- n 01 Bibliography of Soviet Laser Developments July-August 1987 DTIC ,EL ECTE Defense Intelligence Agency OCT 9 1988 88 10 19 034 rib...12 n . Metal Vapor ........... o......... 12 o. Gasdynamic . . ... o.....o..... -- 5. Dye Vapor D. Chemical Lasers 1 . Miscellaneous

  14. Bibliography of Soviet Laser Developments, Number 85, September - October 1986.

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    1987-11-01

    A V 64 PARITSKIY L G 21 PISKARSKAS A 34 PROCHAZKOVA 0 6PARKHOMENKO YU N 15 PISKUNOV A K 20 PROKHORENKO V 1 7 PASHCHENKO V Z 34,38 PIS’MENNYY A YU 42...1. Heavy-Water Vapor ... - m. Submillimeter ............ 12 n . Metal Vapor .................. 12 o. Gasdynamic ............... 13 4. Excimer...injection laser on the frequency of external illumination at constant voltage on the p- n junction. MoldNIINTI. Deposit, no. 622-M, 24 Apr 1986, 9 p

  15. Dendritic poly-chelator frameworks for multimeric bioconjugation.

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    Reich, Dominik; Wurzer, Alexander; Wirtz, Martina; Stiegler, Veronika; Spatz, Philipp; Pollmann, Julia; Wester, Hans-Jürgen; Notni, Johannes

    2017-02-23

    Starting from multifunctional triazacyclononane-triphosphinate chelator cores, dendritic molecules with the ability to bind metal ions within their framework were synthesized. A cooperative interaction of the chelator cages resulted in a markedly increased affinity towards (67/68)Ga(III). A hexameric PSMA inhibitor conjugate with high affinity (IC50 = 1.2 nM) and favorable in vivo PET imaging properties demonstrated practical applicability. The novel scaffolds are useful for synthesis of structurally well-defined multimodal imaging probes or theranostics.

  16. 2-(4-Methyl-phen-yl)-2H-indazole.

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    Zhou, Xingqin; Qin, Xiaofen; Zhang, Jiankang

    2010-10-09

    The title compound, C(14)H(12)N(2), was synthesized by the reaction of 4-methyl-N-(2-nitro-benz-yl)aniline with tin(II) chloride dihydrate in ethanol at 313 K. The indazole ring system is almost planar with a dihedral angle of 1.58 (10)° between the rings, whereas the plane of the attached p-tolyl substituent shows a dihedral angle of 46.26 (5)° with respect to the indazole core.

  17. Gold-catalyzed oxidative ring expansion of 2-alkynyl-1,2-dihydropyridines or -quinolines: highly efficient synthesis of functionalized azepine or benzazepine scaffolds.

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    Chen, Ming; Chen, Yifeng; Sun, Ning; Zhao, Jidong; Liu, Yuanhong; Li, Yuxue

    2015-01-19

    A gold-catalyzed highly regio- and chemoselective oxidative ring expansion of 2-alkynyl-1,2-dihydropyridines and its analogues using pyridine-N-oxide as the oxidant has been developed. Ring expansion proceeds through exclusive 1,2-migration of a vinyl or phenyl group, whereas no 1,2-H and 1,2-N migration take place. The reaction provides an efficient and attractive route to various types of medium-sized azepine derivatives in generally high to excellent yields with a broad functional group tolerance. DFT studies indicate that the reaction proceeds through the formation of a cyclopropyl gold intermediate, and no gold carbene species is involved.

  18. Chemical solution route to synthesize claw-like ZnO nanorod array and its optical properties

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    Hu, Ling-wei; Hu, Chun-hong; Tian, Hua; Zhang, Yu-xia; Jing, Ai-hua

    2014-03-01

    By using a low-cost and facile hydrothermal method, a peculiar claw-like ZnO nanorod array is successfully synthesized. The hydrothermal growth is done in an aqueous solution with equimolar zinc acetate (ZAc, Zn(CH3COO)2·2H2O) and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA, C6H12N4). The obtained ZnO nanorod array is characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results indicate that the nanorods are high-quality monocrystals. The photoluminescence (PL) spectrum is performed to investigate the optical properties of this product.

  19. Contemporary carbon content of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate in butter.

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    Tong, T; Ondov, J M; Buchholz, B A; VanDerveer, M C

    2016-01-01

    The fraction of naturally produced bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a ubiquitous plasticizer known to contaminate packaged foods, was determined for each of five 1.10 kg samples of unsalted market butter by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). After extraction and concentration enrichment with liquid-liquid extraction, flash column chromatography, and preparative-scale high performance liquid chromatography, each sample provided ≈ 250 μg extracts of DEHP with carbon purity ranging from 92.5 ± 1.2% (n = 3, 1σ) to 97.1 ± 0.8% (n = 3, 1σ) as measured with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). After corrections for method blank DEHP, co-eluting compounds, and unidentified carbon, the mean fraction of naturally produced DEHP in butter was determined to be 0.16 ± 0.12 (n = 5, 1σ). To our knowledge, this is the first report of the contemporary fraction of DEHP isolated from market butter in the U.S.

  20. Di-μ-hydroxido-κ4 O:O-μ-trifluoro­methane­sulfonato-κ2 O:O′-bis­[(5,5′-dimethyl-2,2-bipyridine-κ2 N,N′)(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)ytterbium(III)] tetra­phenyl­borate 5,5′-dimethyl-2,2-bipyridine

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    Kazhdan, Daniel

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, [Yb2(CF3O3S)(C10H15)2(OH)2(C12H12N2)2](C24H20B)·C12H12N2, crystallizes as a half-sandwich complex with a bridging trifluoro­methane­sulfonate as well as two bridging hydroxide groups. The bound bipyridine ligands have N—C—C—N torsion angles of 13.1 (9) and −12.1 (8)°. The structure also contains an uncoordinated 5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine molecule with an N—C—C—N torsion angle of 169.5 (7)°. The triply bridged Yb centers are 3.5990 (4) Å apart. The Yb—N bond lengths are in the range 2.389 (6)–2.424 (5) Å. PMID:21201376

  1. Low-density nanoporous phases of group-III nitrides built from sodalite cage clusters.

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    Liu, Zhifeng; Wang, Xinqiang; Liu, Gaobin; Zhou, Ping; Sui, Jian; Wang, Xuefang; Zhu, Hengjiang; Hou, Zhilin

    2013-06-07

    We report a new family of M12N12 (M = Al and Ga) cluster-assembled low-density materials with distinguished structures and properties based on state-of-the-art first-principles calculations. Specifically, the thermodynamic stability of the sodalite cage M12N12, with Th symmetry and a large HOMO-LUMO gap, is firstly proved using a first-principles molecular dynamics (FPMD) study. We consider this novel structure as a building block to construct new cluster-assembled materials. On the basis of the interaction of the cages with each other, eight new low-density nanoporous phases have been characterized, some of which with high stability are even more stable than experimentally synthesized MN phases. The intrinsic higher flexibilities (lower bulk moduli) and porous characteristics (the pore size: from 0.360 to 0.952 nm for AlN, 0.381 to 0.982 nm for GaN) of these phases should make them extremely promising for molecular sieving, gas storage, and particularly, atomic transport, control and purification applications. Furthermore, these new materials can not only retain the structural characteristics of the building block, but also preserve its electronic properties of wide-energy gap, with an indirect or a direct band gap of 1.038-2.640 eV. Our results may be feasible for extending the range of properties and applications of the corresponding MN compound.

  2. The isotropic condition of energetic particles emitted from a large solar flare. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Spalding, J.

    1983-01-01

    Isotope abundance ratios for 5 to 50 MeV/nuc nuclei from a large solar flare were measured. The measurements were made by the heavy isotope spectrometer telescope (HIST) on the ISEE-3 satellite orbiting the Sun near an Earth-Sun liberation point approximately one million miles sunward of the Earth. Finite values for the isotope abundance ratios C-13/C-12, N-15/N-14, O-18/O-16, Ne-22/Ne-20, Mg-25/Mg-24, and Mg-26/Mg-24, and upper limits for the isotope abundance ratios He-3/He-4, C-14/C-12, O-17/O-16 and Ne-21/Ne-20 were reported. Element abundances and spectra were measured to compare the flare with other reported flares. The flare is a typical large flare with low Fe/O abundance or = to 0.1). For C-13/C-12, N-15/N-14, O-18/O-16, Mg-25/Mg-24 and Mg-26/Mg-24 isotope abundance ratios agree with the solar system abundance ratios. Measurement for Ne-22/Ne-20 agree with the isotopic composition of the meteoritic component neon-A.

  3. Single laboratory validation of a ready-to-use phosphatase inhibition assay for detection of okadaic acid toxins.

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    Smienk, Henry G F; Calvo, Dolores; Razquin, Pedro; Domínguez, Elena; Mata, Luis

    2012-05-01

    A phosphatase inhibition assay for detection of okadaic acid (OA) toxins in shellfish, OkaTest, was single laboratory validated according to international recognized guidelines (AOAC, EURACHEM). Special emphasis was placed on the ruggedness of the method and stability of the components. All reagents were stable for more than 6 months and the method was highly robust under normal laboratory conditions. The limit of detection and quantification were 44 and 56 µg/kg, respectively; both below the European legal limit of 160 µg/kg. The repeatability was evaluated with 2 naturally contaminated samples. The relative standard deviation (RSD) calculated was 1.4% at a level of 276 µg/kg and 3.9% at 124 µg/kg. Intermediate precision was estimated by testing 10 different samples (mussel and scallop) on three different days and ranged between 2.4 and 9.5%. The IC(50) values of the phosphatase used in this assay were determined for OA (1.2 nM), DTX-1 (1.6 nM) and DTX-2 (1.2 nM). The accuracy of the method was estimated by recovery testing for OA (mussel, 78-101%; king scallop, 98-114%), DTX-1 (king scallop, 79-102%) and DTX-2 (king scallop, 93%). Finally, the method was qualitatively compared to the mouse bioassay and LC-MS/MS.

  4. Effects of static fingertip loading on carpal tunnel pressure

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    Rempel, D.; Keir, P. J.; Smutz, W. P.; Hargens, A.

    1997-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between carpal tunnel pressure and fingertip force during a simple pressing task. Carpal tunnel pressure was measured in 15 healthy volunteers by means of a saline-filled catheter inserted percutaneously into the carpal tunnel of the nondominant hand. The subjects pressed on a load cell with the tip of the index finger and with 0, 6, 9, and 12 N of force. The task was repeated in 10 wrist postures: neutral; 10 and 20 degrees of ulnar deviation; 10 degrees of radial deviation; and 15, 30, and 45 degrees of both flexion and extension. Fingertip loading significantly increased carpal tunnel pressure for all wrist angles (p = 0.0001). Post hoc analyses identified significant increase (p < 0.05) in carpal tunnel pressure between unloaded (0 N) and all loaded conditions, as well as between the 6 and 12 N load conditions. This study demonstrates that the process whereby fingertip loading elevates carpal tunnel pressure is independent of wrist posture and that relatively small fingertip loads have a large effect on carpal tunnel pressure. It also reveals the response characteristics of carpal tunnel pressure to fingertip loading, which is one step in understanding the relationship between sustained grip and pinch activities and the aggravation or development of median neuropathy at the wrist.

  5. Topological ferrimagnetic behaviours of coordination polymers containing manganese(II) chains with mixed azide and carboxylate bridges and alternating F/AF/AF'/AF'/AF interactions.

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    Wang, Yan-Qin; Liu, Hou-Ting; Qi, Yan; Gao, En-Qing

    2014-08-21

    Two Mn(ii) complexes with azide and a new zwitterionic tetracarboxylate ligand 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(4-carboxylatopyridinium-1-methylene)benzene (L(1)), {[Mn5(L(1))2(N3)8(OH)2]·12H2O}n () and {[Mn5(L(1))2(N3)8(H2O)2](ClO4)2·6H2O}n (), have been synthesized and characterized crystallographically and magnetically. and contain similar alternating chains constructed by azide and carboxylate bridges. The independent sets of bridges alternate in an ABCCB sequence between adjacent Mn(ii) ions: (EO-N3)2 double bridges (EO = end-on) (denoted as A), [(EO-N3)(OCO)2] triple bridges (denoted as B) and [(EO-N3)(OCO)] double bridges (denoted as C). The alternating chains are interlinked into 2D coordination networks by the tetrapyridinium spacers. Magnetic studies demonstrate that the magnetic coupling through the double EO azide bridges is ferromagnetic and that through mixed azide/carboxylate bridges is antiferromagnetic. The unprecedented F/AF/AF'/AF'/AF coupling sequence along the chain dictates an uncompensated ground spin state (S = 5/2 per Mn5 unit) and leads to one-dimensional topological ferrimagnetism, which features a minimum in the χT versus T plot.

  6. [Living conditions, nutritional status and morbidity in children in prisons and detention centers in Burkina Faso].

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    Ye, D; Zoma, A; Kabore, A; Yonaba, C; Savadogo, H; Ouedraogo, S A P; Dao, L; Koueta, F

    2015-01-01

    In Burkina Faso, although children are sometimes separated from adults in prisons, they still live in the same conditions of overcrowding, which can reach 180% of the capacity. The aim of our study was to describe living conditions, nutritional status, and morbidity of children in detention centers of Burkina Faso. The objective of this cross-sectional descriptive study is to describe the social and health conditions of children held in 20 detention centers in Burkina Faso. During the study period, 109 children, with a mean age of 16.3 years, were examined in 20 correction centers. The main reason for incarceration was theft (66% cases, n = 72). Detention exceeded more than one month for 76 children (70%), and 59% (N = 46) had had fewer than one visit per month since their incarceration. Of these 20 facilities, 6 had no separate quarters for children. The main symptoms and diseases encountered in these children were fever in 19% of the cases (N = 16), macroscopic hematuria in 13% (N = 11), urinary tract infection in 12% (N = 10) and diarrhea in 12% (N = 10). These results show that there is a need to take preventive measures to protect these children's health, especially by improving the quality of living conditions in detention center.

  7. Superconducting properties of the heavy-ions and neutron irradiated (Cu,C)Ba 2Ca n-1 Cu nO 2 n+4- δ ( n=3, 4 and 5)

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    Kitô, Hijiri; Iyo, Akira; Hirai, Manabu; Crisan, A.; Tokumoto, Madoka; Okayasu, Satoru; Sasase, Masahito; Ihara, Hideo

    2002-10-01

    For further enhancement of critical currents density Jc and irreversibility field Hirr of (Cu 1- xC x) Ba 2Ca n-1 Cu nO 2 n+4- δ ((Cu,C)-( n-1) n, n=3, 4 and 5) family, pinning centers were introduced by ion and neutron irradiation in these compounds. The polycrystalline samples were irradiated with 3.6×10 17 neutrons/cm 2 or with Au 15+ ions (240 MeV energy) at a fluence of 1×10 11 ions/cm 2. Jc and Hirr were determined for the irradiated samples as well as unirradiated samples. The intragrain Jc was evaluated from M- H curves using Bean's critical state model. In (Cu,C)-12( n-1) n, Jc (77 K, 1 T) shows a remarkable increase from 3.9×10 4 to 9.1×10 5 A/cm 2 for neutron irradiated (Cu,C)-1234 and from 3.9×10 4 to 4.1×10 6 A/cm 2 for heavy-ion irradiated (Cu,C)-1234. These results indicate the possibility of further enhancement of Jc and of achieving a very high Hirr of (Cu,C)-1234 in (Cu,C)-12( n-1) n family.

  8. Ethyl acetate-n-butanol gradient solvent system for high-speed countercurrent chromatography to screen bioactive substances in okra.

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    Ying, Hao; Jiang, Heyuan; Liu, Huan; Chen, Fangjuan; Du, Qizhen

    2014-09-12

    High-speed countercurrent chromatographic separation (HSCCC) possesses the property of zero-loss of sample, which is very useful for the screening of bioactive components. In the present study, the ethyl acetate-n-butanol gradient HSCCC solvent system composed of n-hexane-ethyl acetate-n-butanol-water was investigated for the screening of bioactive substances. To screen the antiproliferative compounds in okra extract, we used the stationary phase ethyl acetate-n-butanol-water (1:1:10) as the stationary phase, and eluted the antiproliferative components by 6-steps of gradient using mobile phases n-hexane-ethyl acetate (1:2), n-hexane-ethyl acetate (1:4), n-hexane-ethyl acetate (0:4), n-butanol-ethyl acetate (1:4) n-butanol-ethyl acetate (1:2), n-butanol-ethyl acetate (2:2), and n-butanol-ethyl acetate (2:1). The fractions collected from HSCCC separation with the gradient solvent system were assayed for antiproliferative activity against cancer cells. Bioactive components were identified: a major anti-cancer compound, 4'-hydroxy phenethyl trans-ferulate, with middle activity, and a minor anti-cancer compound, carolignan, with strong activity. The result shows that the gradient solvent system is potential for the screening of bioactive compounds from natural products.

  9. Carbide and nitride precipitation during laser cladding of Inconel 718 alloy coatings

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    Zhang, Yaocheng; Li, Zhuguo; Nie, Pulin; Wu, Yixiong

    2013-11-01

    The microstructure of the laser clad Inconel 718 alloy coating was observed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). The chemical composition of precipitation phases was investigated by energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and solid phase microextraction (SPME). The crystal structure and lattice constants of precipitation are determined by transmission electron microscope (TEM). Vickers hardness of the coatings and the nanohardness of the interstitial phases were measured. The insular carbide (MC) and the tetragonal nitride (MN) with face-centered cubic (FCC) structure are rich in Ti and Nb but depleted in Ni, Fe and Cr due to the interdiffusion and redistribution of alloying elements between MC and MN and supersaturated matrix. MC and MN were precipitated in the forms of (Nb0.12Ti0.88)C1.5 and (Nb0.88Ti0.12)N1.5, and the Gibbs free energies of formation can be expressed as Δ G [ (Nb0.12Ti0.88)C1.5 ] 0 = - 122.654 - 3.1332 T (kJ /mol) and Δ G [ (Nb0.88Ti0.12)N1.5 ] 0 = - 157.814 - 3.0251 T (kJ /mol). The nanohardness and Young's modulus of the MC and MN were much higher than the matrix, and the plastic deformation energy of interstitial phases was lower than the matrix. The precipitation of MC and MN is beneficial to the mechanical properties of coating.

  10. Powerful neodymium laser radiation for the treatment of facial carcinoma: 5 year follow-up data.

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    Moskalik, Konstantin; Kozlow, Alexander; Demin, Eugeny; Boiko, Ernest

    2010-01-01

    A retrospective non-comparative follow-up study was performed to evaluate the curative efficacy of powerful neodymium laser radiation (λ = 1,060 nm) for the treatment of 2,837 patients with 3,001 histologically confirmed facial skin carcinoma lesions of stages T1-2N0M0: 2,743 primary basal cell carcinomas (BCC), 172 recurrent limited basal cell carcinomas (RLBCC), and 86 primary squamous cells carcinomas (SCC). All patients were followed-up from 5 to 11 years (mean: 8.2 years; median: 7.0 years) after treatment. The overall recurrence rate (RR) after treatment with laser radiation of facial carcinomas was 2.5% of all irradiated tumours (mean: 13.4 months; median: 11.0 months). Patients with BCC treated by radiation with the pulsed Neodymium (Nd) laser developed RR in 2.2% of cases and patients treated with the Nd:YAG laser had RR of 3.1%. Recurrences following treatment for RLBCC, and those of SCC, after irradiation with the Nd laser appeared in 4.1% and 4.6% of patients, respectively. Neodymium laser radiation is a safe and effective means of treating facial carcinomas of stages T1-2N0M0 with good cosmetic results.

  11. [Reductive effect of the sesquiterpenic lactone "Helenalin " and its metallic derivatives in the formation of the estradiol receptor complex in breast tumor tissue].

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    Salazar Esquivel, E L; Tellez, M C; Calzada, L

    1995-01-01

    Chemotherapy for systemic therapy in breast cancer has been widely used, and has been supported by many varied compounds with different origins and different compositions. Nevertheless, all of them produce several side adverse effects which must be taken into account. For this reason we must study new possibilities in which the administered drug acts selectively on the tumour cell without injuring healthy tissue. For studying its effect, a gamma lactone called "Helenaline" and its metalic derivates He-Co, He-Hg and He-Cu were studied, which chemical composition allows them to react with -SH residues present in the tumour cell receptors, which when interspaced by a previous reaction, could modify its structural composition and finally its affinity by the hormone. The inhibition effect for formation of estradiol-receptor complex in breast tumour tissue using Helenaline 12 n M and 126 n M was studied, obtaining 14% and 56% inhibition effect respectively. When He-Co, He-Hg and He-Cu effect was studied, this effect was raised obtaining 11%, 10.5% and 60% with 12 nM and 44.5%, 74.4% and 86% with 126 nM respectively.

  12. Highly efficient electrochemiluminescence based on 4-amino-1,2,4-triazole Schiff base two-dimensional Zn/Cd coordination polymers.

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    Zhang, Shu-Hua; Wang, Ji-Ming; Zhang, Hai-Yang; Fan, Yi-Peng; Xiao, Yu

    2017-01-03

    Four coordination polymers, formulated as [Zn(L(1))2]n (1), [Cd(L(1))2]n (2), [Zn(L(2))2]n (3) and [Cd(L(2))2]n (4) (HL1 is (E)-2-(((4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)imino)methyl)-4,6-dibromophenol; HL2 is (E)-2-(((4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)imino)methyl)-4,6-dichlorophenol) have been synthesized through vial reactions. The four compounds were structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction, elemental analysis, PXRD, and fluorescence spectroscopy. For 1-4, a detailed analysis of Hirshfeld surfaces and fingerprint plots facilitates a comparison of intermolecular interactions, which are crucial in building different supramolecular architectures. C-HX (X = Br, Cl) interactions play a crucial role in stabilizing the self-assembly process among adjacent 2-D networks for both complexes. Above all, complexes 1-4 showed highly intense electrochemical luminescence (ECL) in DMF solution and high thermal stability.

  13. Kinetics of the inhibition of human renin by an inhibitor containing a hydroxyethylene dipeptide isostere

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    Kati, W.M.; Pals, D.T.; Thaisrivongs, S.

    1987-12-01

    The authors have studied the inhibition of both human and hog renins by compound 1 (Boc-Pro-Phe-N/sup ..cap alpha../-MeHis-LeuPsi(CHOHCH/sub 2/)Val-Ile-(aminomethyl) pyridine) using kinetics. The inhibition of human renin was shown to be time dependent and followed a minimal two-step mechanism. A loosely bound EI complex was formed rapidly with a dissociation constant, K/sub I/, of 12 nM. A second EI complex was slowly formed and was found to be 64-fold more strongly bound with an overall K/sub I/ of 0.19 nM. The inhibition of human renin was shown to be competitive by both initial and final steady-state velocities. Compound 1 was also shown to be a competitive inhibitor of hog renin with a K/sub I/ of 12 nM, but no evidence for time-dependent inhibition was detected. The differences in overall K/sub I/ and inhibition kinetics may be a consequence of the similarities in structure between 1 and human angiotensinogen, which was assayed by a radioimmunoassay procedure.

  14. Effect of nutrients on the biodegradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized microalga, Chlorella vulgaris, in natural river water.

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    Jin, Jing; Yang, Lihua; Chan, Sidney M N; Luan, Tiangang; Li, Yan; Tam, Nora F Y

    2011-01-30

    The removal and degradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized Chlorella vulgaris has been evidenced in our previously published work. The present study was further to investigate the effect of spiked nutrient concentrations on the TBT removal capacity and degradation in the same alginate immobilized C. vulgaris. During the 14-d experiment, compared to the control (natural river water), the spiked nutrient groups (50% or 100% nutrients of the commercial Bristol medium as the reference, marked as 1/2N or 1N) showed more rapid cell proliferation of microalgae and higher TBT removal rate. Moreover, significantly more TBT was adsorbed onto the alginate matrix, but less TBT was taken up by the algal cells of the nutrient groups than that of the control. Mass balance data showed that TBT was lost as inorganic tin in the highest degree in 1N group, followed by 1/2N group and the least was in the control, but the relative abundance of the intermediate products of debutylation (dibutyltin and monobutyltin) were comparable among three groups. In conclusion, the addition of nutrients in contaminated water stimulated the growth and physiological activity of C. vulgaris immobilized in alginate beads and improved its TBT degradation efficiency.

  15. Electrical and Dielectric Properties of a n-Si Schottky Barrier Diode with Bismuth Titanate Interlayer: Effect of Temperature

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    Yıldırım, M.; Şahin, C.; Altındal, Ş.; Durmuş, P.

    2017-01-01

    An Au/Bi4Ti3O12/n-Si Schottky barrier diode (SBD) was fabricated with a 51 nm Bi4Ti3O12 interfacial layer. Admittance measurements of the fabricated SBD were carried out in the bias voltage (V) range of -4 V and 6 V. Capacitance (C) and conductance (G/ω) measurements were carried out in a wide temperature range of 120-380 K so that temperature effects on electrical and dielectric properties of the SBD were investigated. Main electrical parameters were extracted from reverse bias C -2-V plots. It was found that variance of electrical and dielectric parameters of the SBD with temperature is basically different for low and high temperature regions. A fair number (˜1012 eV-1 cm-2) was obtained for surface states (N ss); however, N ss first decreased then increased with temperature. This result was associated with increased defects with temperature and higher activation energy in the high temperature region. Dielectric parameters of the SBD were also extracted and the dielectric constant of SBD was found as ˜10 at room temperature. Application of modulus formalism to the admittance data revealed temperature-activated dielectric relaxation at 340 K. Results showed that the temperature has considerable effects on electrical and dielectric properties of Au/Bi4Ti3O12/n-Si SBD.

  16. Contemporary Carbon Content of Bis (2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate in Butter

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    Tong, T.; Ondov, J. M.; Buchholz, B. A.; VanDerveer, M. C.

    2016-01-01

    The fraction of naturally produced Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), a ubiquitous plasticizer known to contaminate packaged foods, was determined for each of five 1.10 kg samples of unsalted market butter by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). After extraction and concentration enrichment with liquid-liquid extraction, flash column chromatography, and preparative-scale high performance liquid chromatography, each sample provided ≈250 µg extracts of DEHP with carbon purity ranging from 92.5±1.2% (n=3, 1σ) to 97.1±0.8% (n=3, 1σ) as measured with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS). After corrections for method blank DEHP, co-eluting compounds, and unidentified carbon, the mean fraction of naturally produced DEHP in butter was determined to be 0.16±0.12 (n=5, 1σ). To our knowledge, this is the first report of the contemporary fraction of DEHP isolated from market butter in the U.S. PMID:26213077

  17. Electrical and Dielectric Properties of a n-Si Schottky Barrier Diode with Bismuth Titanate Interlayer: Effect of Temperature

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    Yıldırım, M.; Şahin, C.; Altındal, Ş.; Durmuş, P.

    2017-03-01

    An Au/Bi4Ti3O12/ n-Si Schottky barrier diode (SBD) was fabricated with a 51 nm Bi4Ti3O12 interfacial layer. Admittance measurements of the fabricated SBD were carried out in the bias voltage ( V) range of -4 V and 6 V. Capacitance ( C) and conductance ( G/ω) measurements were carried out in a wide temperature range of 120-380 K so that temperature effects on electrical and dielectric properties of the SBD were investigated. Main electrical parameters were extracted from reverse bias C -2- V plots. It was found that variance of electrical and dielectric parameters of the SBD with temperature is basically different for low and high temperature regions. A fair number (˜1012 eV-1 cm-2) was obtained for surface states ( N ss); however, N ss first decreased then increased with temperature. This result was associated with increased defects with temperature and higher activation energy in the high temperature region. Dielectric parameters of the SBD were also extracted and the dielectric constant of SBD was found as ˜10 at room temperature. Application of modulus formalism to the admittance data revealed temperature-activated dielectric relaxation at 340 K. Results showed that the temperature has considerable effects on electrical and dielectric properties of Au/Bi4Ti3O12/ n-Si SBD.

  18. A new two-component integrable system with peakon solutions

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    Xia, Baoqiang; Qiao, Zhijun

    2015-01-01

    A new two-component system with cubic nonlinearity and linear dispersion: mt=bux+12[m(uv−uxvx)]x−12m(uvx−uxv),nt=bvx+12[n(uv−uxvx)]x+12n(uvx−uxv),m=u−uxx,n=v−vxx,where b is an arbitrary real constant, is proposed in this paper. This system is shown integrable with its Lax pair, bi-Hamiltonian structure and infinitely many conservation laws. Geometrically, this system describes a non-trivial one-parameter family of pseudo-spherical surfaces. In the case b=0, the peaked soliton (peakon) and multi-peakon solutions to this two-component system are derived. In particular, the two-peakon dynamical system is explicitly solved and their interactions are investigated in details. Moreover, a new integrable cubic nonlinear equation with linear dispersion mt=bux+12[m(|u|2−|ux|2)]x−12m(uux∗−uxu∗),m=u−uxx,is obtained by imposing the complex conjugate reduction v=u* to the two-component system. The complex-valued N-peakon solution and kink wave solution to this complex equation are also derived. PMID:25792956

  19. Sentinel node biopsy in the surgical management of breast cancer: experience in a general hospital with a dedicated surgical team.

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    Merson, M; Fenaroli, P; Gianatti, A; Virotta, G; Giuliano, L G; Bonasegale, A; Bambina, S; Pericotti, S; Guerra, U; Tondini, C

    2004-06-01

    The aims of this study were to analyse the feasibility and accuracy of the sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) procedure as performed in a general hospital compared with the literature results; to report on the organizational aspects of planning surgical time with higher accuracy of pathological analysis; and to verify that there is a real advantage of SLNB in the surgical management of breast cancer. From October 1999 to September 2000, 371 consecutive patients with T1-2N0 breast lesions underwent SLNB. The immunoscintigraphic method of sentinel node identification was the main one used, the blue dye method being used only when the lymphoscintigraphic method was unsuccessful in identifying sentinel nodes. SLNB was done under either general or local anaesthesia, depending on how the surgical procedure was organized and clinically planned. SLNB was successful in 99% of these T1-2N0 breast cancer cases, and in 71% no metastases were found in the sentinel node. In 47% of cases with axillary metastasis only the sentinel node was involved. Nodal involvement was not present in any case of microinvasive or in situ carcinoma. In T1 cancers nodal involvement was present in 21%; in T2 cases the corresponding rate reached 51%. The results obtained with the SLNB procedure at Bergamo Hospital are similar to the literature data. When a dedicated surgical team, the nuclear medicine department and the pathology department work together, a general hospital can provide breast cancer patients with appropriate surgical treatment.

  20. Conformation of epicinchonine and cinchonine in view of their antimalarial activity: x-ray and theoretical studies.

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    Kowalik, J T; Lipińska, T; Oleksyn, B J; Sliwiński, J

    1999-01-01

    X-ray structure analysis was carried out for a single crystal of 9-epi-10,11-dihydrocinchonine in the form of free base obtained by stereoselective interconversion of cinchonine via 9-O-tosylcinchonine. An intramolecular hydrogen bond was found between the carbinol hydroxyl group, -O12-H12, and the quinuclidine nitrogen atom, N1, with the parameters: O12...N1=2.688(3)A, O12-H12=0.84(4)A, N1...H12=2.11(4)A and O12-H12...N1=126(3) degrees. Theoretical calculations for isolated molecules of epicinchonine and cinchonine with the use of AM1 semiempirical method and comparative studies of the crystal structures have shown that the conformation of the alkaloid molecules with respect to the C8-C9 bond depends on the absolute configuration at C9. The conformation with respect to the C9-C16 bond depends on the protonation of N1 for threo but not for erythro alkaloids. It was established that the ability to form inter- or intramolecular hydrogen bonds is determined by the energetically preferred conformations of erythro and threo alkaloids, respectively. In most cases the conformations preferred for erythro alkaloids are energetically forbidden for their threo epimers and vice versa. The differences in conformation and capability to form intramolecular hydrogen bonds may explain why their antimalarial activities are incomparable.

  1. Hybrid baryons in QCD

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    Dudek, Jozef J.; Edwards, Robert G.

    2012-03-21

    In this study, we present the first comprehensive study of hybrid baryons using lattice QCD methods. Using a large basis of composite QCD interpolating fields we extract an extensive spectrum of baryon states and isolate those of hybrid character using their relatively large overlap onto operators which sample gluonic excitations. We consider the spectrum of Nucleon and Delta states at several quark masses finding a set of positive parity hybrid baryons with quantum numbersmore » $$N_{1/2^+},\\,N_{1/2^+},\\,N_{3/2^+},\\, N_{3/2^+},\\,N_{5/2^+},\\,$$ and $$\\Delta_{1/2^+},\\, \\Delta_{3/2^+}$$ at an energy scale above the first band of `conventional' excited positive parity baryons. This pattern of states is compatible with a color octet gluonic excitation having $$J^{P}=1^{+}$$ as previously reported in the hybrid meson sector and with a comparable energy scale for the excitation, suggesting a common bound-state construction for hybrid mesons and baryons.« less

  2. Flight evaluation of the terminal guidance system

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    Sandlin, D. R.

    1981-01-01

    The terminal guidance system (TGS) is avionic equipment which gives guidance along a curved descending flight path to a landing. A Cessna 182 was used as the test aircraft and the TGS was installed and connected to the altimeter, DME, RMI, and gyro compass. Approaches were flown by three different pilots. When the aircraft arrives at the termination point, it is set up on final approach for a landing. The TGS provides guidance for curved descending approaches with guideslopes of 6 deg which required, for experienced pilots, workloads that are approximately the same as for an ILS. The glideslope is difficult to track within 1/2 n.m. of the VOR/DME station. The system permits, for experienced pilots, satisfactory approaches with a turn radius as low as 1/2 n.m. and a glideslope of 6 deg. Turn angles have little relation to pilot workload for curved approaches. Pilot experience is a factor for curved approaches. Pilots with low instrument time have difficulty flying steep approaches with small turn radius. Turbulence increases the pilot workload for curved approaches. The TGS does not correct to a given flight path over the ground nor does it adequately compensate for wind drift.

  3. Adducts of hexamethylenetetramine with ferrocenecarboxylic acid and ferrocene-1,1'-dicarboxylic acid: multiple disorder in space groups Fmm2 and Cmcm.

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    Zakaria, Choudhury M; Ferguson, George; Lough, Alan J; Glidewell, Christopher

    2003-07-01

    Hexamethylenetetramine, C(6)H(12)N(4), and ferrocenecarboxylic acid, C(11)H(10)FeO(2), form a 1:2 adduct, (I), which is a salt, viz. hexamethylenetetraminium(2+) bis(ferrocenecarboxylate), (C(6)H(14)N(4))[Fe(C(5)H(5))(C(6)H(4)O(2))](2). The dication in (I) is disordered with two orientations at a site of mm2 symmetry in space group Fmm2, while the anion lies across a mirror plane with its unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl ring disordered over two sets of sites. With ferrocene-1,1'-dicarboxylic acid, C(12)H(10)FeO(4), hexamethylenetetramine forms a 1:1 adduct, (II), in which both components are neutral, viz. hexamethylenetetramine-ferrocene-1,1'-dicarboxylic acid (1/1), [Fe(C(6)H(5)O(2))(2)].C(6)H(12)N(4). The amine component in (II) is disordered with two orientations at a site of mm2 symmetry in space group Cmcm, while the acid component is disordered with two orientations at a site of 2/m symmetry. The components in (I) are linked into a finite three-ion aggregate by a single N-H.O hydrogen bond, while the components of (II) are linked into continuous chains by a single O-H.N hydrogen bond.

  4. Three isotypic polymeric complexes with rare earth cations, but-2-enoate anions and 4,4'-(ethane-1,2-diyl)dipyridine and 4,4'-(ethene-1,2-diyl)dipyridine bridging ligands.

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    Atria, Ana María; Garland, Maria Teresa; Baggio, Ricardo

    2015-04-01

    Three isotypic rare earth complexes, catena-poly[[aquabis(but-2-enoato-κ(2)O,O')yttrium(III)]-bis(μ-but-2-enoato)-κ(3)O,O':O;κ(3)O:O,O'-[aquabis(but-2-enoato-κ(2)O,O')yttrium(III)]-μ-4,4'-(ethane-1,2-diyl)dipyridine-κ(2)N:N'], [Y2(C4H5O2)6(C12H12N2)(H2O)2], the gadolinium(III) analogue, [Gd2(C4H5O2)6(C12H12N2)(H2O)2], and the gadolinium(III) analogue with a 4,4'-(ethene-1,2-diyl)dipyridine bridging ligand, [Gd2(C4H5O2)6(C12H10N2)(H2O)2], are one-dimensional coordination polymers made up of centrosymmetric dinuclear [M(but-2-enoato)3(H2O)]2 units (M = rare earth), further bridged by centrosymmetric 4,4'-(ethane-1,2-diyl)dipyridine or 4,4'-(ethene-1,2-diyl)dipyridine spacers into sets of chains parallel to the [201̄] direction. There are intra-chain and inter-chain hydrogen bonds in the structures, the former providing cohesion of the linear arrays and the latter promoting the formation of broad planes parallel to (010).

  5. Deep Microbial Ecosystems in the U.S. Great Basin: A Second Home for Desulforudis audaxviator?

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    Moser, D. P.

    2012-12-01

    Deep subsurface microbial ecosystems have attracted scientific and public interest in recent years. Of deep habitats so far investigated, continental hard rock environments may be the least understood. Our Census of Deep Life (CoDL) project targets deep microbial ecosystems of three little explored (for microbiology), North American geological provinces: the Basin and Range, Black Hills, and Canadian Shield. Here we focus on the Basin and Range, specifically radioactive fluids from nuclear device test cavities (U12N.10 tunnel and ER-EC-11) at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) and non-radioactive samples from a deep dolomite aquifer associated with Death Valley, CA (BLM-1 and Nevares Deep Well 2). Six pyrotag sequencing runs were attempted at the Marine Biology Lab (MBL) (bacterial v6v4 amplification for all sites and archaeal v6v4 amplification for BLM-1 and Nevares DW2). Of these, DNA extracts from five samples (all but Nevares DW2 Arch) successfully amplified. Bacterial libraries were generally dominated by Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, and Nitrospirae (ER-EC-11: Proteobacteria (45%), Deinococcus-Thermus (35%), Firmicutes (15%); U12N.10: Proteobacteria (37%), Firmicutes (32%), Nitrospirae (15%), Bacteroidetes (11%); BLM-1 (Bact): Firmicutes (93%); and Nevares DW2: Firmicutes (51%), Proteobacteria (16%), Nitrospirae (15%)). The BLM-1 (Arch) library contained >99% Euryarchaeota, with 98% of sequences represented by a single uncharacterized species of Methanothermobacter. Alpha diversity was calculated using the MBL VAMPS (Visualization and Analysis of Microbial Population Structures) system; showing the highest richness at both the phylum and genus levels in U12N.10 (Sp = 42; Sg = 341), and the lowest (Sp = 3; Sg = 11) in the BLM-1(Arch) library. Diversity was covered well at this depth of sequencing (~20,000 reads per sample) based on rarefaction analysis. One Firmicute lineage, candidatus D. audaxviator, has been shown to dominate microbial communities from

  6. Low-dimensional hydrogen-bonded structures in the 1:1 and 1:2 proton-transfer compounds of 4,5-dichlorophthalic acid with the aliphatic Lewis bases triethylamine, diethylamine, n-butylamine and piperidine.

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    Smith, Graham; Wermuth, Urs D

    2010-07-01

    The structures of the proton-transfer compounds of 4,5-dichlorophthalic acid (DCPA) with the aliphatic Lewis bases triethylamine, diethylamine, n-butylamine and piperidine, namely triethylaminium 2-carboxy-4,5-dichlorobenzoate, C(6)H(16)N(+) x C(8)H(3)Cl(2)O(4)(-), (I), diethylaminium 2-carboxy-4,5-dichlorobenzoate, C(4)H(12)N(+) x C(8)H(3)Cl(2)O(4)(-), (II), bis(butanaminium) 4,5-dichlorobenzene-1,2-dicarboxylate monohydrate, 2C(4)H(12)N(+) x C(8)H(2)Cl(2)O(4)(2-) x H(2)O, (III), and bis(piperidinium) 4,5-dichlorobenzene-1,2-dicarboxylate monohydrate, 2C(5)H(12)N(+) x C(8)H(2)Cl(2)O(4)(2-) x H(2)O, (IV), have been determined at 200 K. All compounds have hydrogen-bonding associations, giving discrete cation-anion units in (I) and linear chains in (II), while (III) and (IV) both have two-dimensional structures. In (I), a discrete cation-anion unit is formed through an asymmetric R(1)(2)(4) N(+)-H...O(2) hydrogen-bonding association, whereas in (II), chains are formed through linear N-H...O associations involving both aminium H-atom donors. In compounds (III) and (IV), the primary N-H...O-linked cation-anion units are extended into a two-dimensional sheet structure via amide-carboxyl N-H...O and amide-carbonyl N-H...O interactions. In the 1:1 salts (I) and (II), the hydrogen 4,5-dichlorophthalate anions are essentially planar with short intramolecular carboxyl-carboxyl O-H...O hydrogen bonds [O...O = 2.4223 (14) and 2.388 (2) A, respectively]. This work provides a further example of the uncommon zero-dimensional hydrogen-bonded DCPA-Lewis base salt and the one-dimensional chain structure type, while even with the hydrate structures of the 1:2 salts with the primary and secondary amines, the low dimensionality generally associated with 1:1 DCPA salts is also found.

  7. Effects of chemical alteration on fracture mechanical properties in hydrothermal systems

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    Callahan, O. A.; Eichhubl, P.; Olson, J. E.

    2015-12-01

    Fault and fracture networks often control the distribution of fluids and heat in hydrothermal and epithermal systems, and in related geothermal and mineral resources. Additional chemical influences on conduit evolution are well documented, with dissolution and precipitation of mineral species potentially changing the permeability of fault-facture networks. Less well understood are the impacts of chemical alteration on the mechanical properties governing fracture growth and fracture network geometry. We use double-torsion (DT) load relaxation tests under ambient air conditions to measure the mode-I fracture toughness (KIC) and subcritical fracture growth index (SCI) of variably altered rock samples obtained from outcrop in Dixie Valley, NV. Samples from southern Dixie Valley include 1) weakly altered granite, characterized by minor sericite in plagioclase, albitization and vacuolization of feldspars, and incomplete replacement of biotite with chlorite, and 2) granite from an area of locally intense propylitic alteration with chlorite-calcite-hematite-epidote assemblages. We also evaluated samples of completely silicified gabbro obtained from the Dixie Comstock epithermal gold deposit. In the weakly altered granite KIC and SCI are 1.3 ±0.2 MPam1/2 (n=8) and 59 ±25 (n=29), respectively. In the propylitic assemblage KIC is reduced to 0.6 ±0.1 MPam1/2 (n=11), and the SCI increased to 75 ±36 (n = 33). In both cases, the altered materials have lower fracture toughness and higher SCI than is reported for common geomechanical standards such as Westerly Granite (KIC ~1.7 MPam1/2; SCI ~48). Preliminary analysis of the silicified gabbro shows a significant increase in fracture toughness, 3.6 ±0.4 MPam1/2 (n=2), and SCI, 102 ±45 (n=19), compared to published values for gabbro (2.9 MPam1/2 and SCI = 32). These results suggest that mineralogical and textural changes associated with different alteration assemblages may result in spatially variable rates of fracture initiation and growth in different parts of hydrothermal systems. Contrasting fracture mechanical properties between alteration assemblages may constitute a new mechanism of chemical-mechanical feedback that contributes to the localization of conduits in hydrothermal systems.

  8. Triterpenoidal alkaloids from Buxus hyrcana and their enzyme inhibitory, anti-fungal and anti-leishmanial activities.

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    Ata, Athar; Iverson, Chad D; Kalhari, Kosmulalage S; Akhter, Sarfraz; Betteridge, Jordan; Meshkatalsadat, Mohammad Hadi; Orhan, Ilkay; Sener, Bilge

    2010-10-01

    From the aerial parts of Buxus hyrcana, three triterpenoidal alkaloids, 17-oxo-3-benzoylbuxadine (1), buxhyrcamine (2), and 31-demethylcyclobuxoviridine (3), along with 16 known compounds, cyclobuxoviridine (4), N(b)-dimethylcyclobuxoviricine (5), E-buxenone (6), Z-buxenone (7), moenjodaramine (8), homomoenjodarmine (9), buxamine A (10), buxamine B (11), 31-hydroxybuxamine B (12), N(20)-formylbuxaminol E (13), papillozine C (14), buxmicrophylline F (15), buxrugulosamine (16), cyclobuxophylline O (17), spirofornabuxine (18) and arbora-1,9(11)-dien-3-one (19) were isolated. Their structures were elucidated by using NMR spectroscopic methods. All of the compounds exhibited moderate to weak acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase and glutathione S-transferase inhibitory activities. Compounds 1-19 also exhibited modest anti-fungal activities against Candidaalbicans. Compounds 1, 2, 8, 9 and 18 also exhibited weak anti-leishmanial activity.

  9. cis-Dichloridobis­(5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-bipyridine)­manganese(II) 2.5-hydrate

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    Lopes, Lívia Batista; Corrêa, Charlane Cimini; Diniz, Renata

    2011-01-01

    The metal site in the title compound [MnCl2(C12H12N2)2]·2.5H2O has a distorted octa­hedral geometry, coordinated by four N atoms of two 5,5′-dimethyl-2,2′-dipyridine ligands and two Cl atoms. Two and a half water molecules of hydration per complex unit are observed in the crystal structure. The compounds extend along the c axis with O—H⋯Cl, O—H⋯O, C—H⋯Cl and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and π–π inter­actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.70 (2) Å] contributing substanti­ally to the crystal packing. The Mn and one of the water O atoms, the latter being half-occupied, are located on special positions, in this case a rotation axis of order 2. PMID:21836893

  10. Structure investigations on oxygen fluorides.

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    Marx, Rupert; Seppelt, Konrad

    2015-12-07

    The crystal structure of O2F2 is obtained at -180 °C. In the solid state the molecule has the typical hydrogen peroxide structure that has been established long ago by electron diffraction and microwave spectroscopy. OF2 melts at -223.8 °C, so its structure is determined by powder X-ray data. The structure differs from the solid state structures of ozone and Br2O. O2F in its dissolved form as O2(+) HnFn+1(-) oxidizes palladium to the four valence state, as found some time ago. The first product formed at low temperatures is (O2(+)H3Pd2F12(-))n.

  11. Space group revsion of the triclinic polymorph of salicyl-aldehyde azine.

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    Saeed, Aamer; Bolte, Michael; Arshad, Muhammad

    2012-02-01

    The structure of the title compound, C(14)H(12)N(2)O(2) {systematic name: 2,2'-[hydrazinediylidenebis(methanylyl-idene)]diphen-ol}, has already been determined in the triclinic space group P[Formula: see text] with Z = 4 [El-Medani, Aboaly, Abdalla & Ramadan (2004 ▶). Spectrosc. Lett.37, 619-632]. However, the correct space group should be P2(1)/c with Z = 4. This structure is a new polymorph of the already known monoclinic polymorph of salicyladehyde azine, which crystallizes in space group P2(1)/n with Z = 2. The benzene rings form a dihedral angle of 46.12 (9)°. Two intramolucular O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds occur.

  12. (n,m)-Specific Absorption Cross Sections of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Measured by Variance Spectroscopy.

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    Sanchez, Stephen R; Bachilo, Sergei M; Kadria-Vili, Yara; Lin, Ching-Wei; Weisman, R Bruce

    2016-11-09

    A new method based on variance spectroscopy has enabled the determination of absolute absorption cross sections for the first electronic transition of 12 (n,m) structural species of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Spectrally resolved measurements of fluorescence variance in dilute bulk samples provided particle number concentrations of specific SWCNT species. These values were converted to carbon concentrations and correlated with resonant components in the absorbance spectrum to deduce (n,m)-specific absorption cross sections (absorptivities) for nanotubes ranging in diameter from 0.69 to 1.03 nm. The measured cross sections per atom tend to vary inversely with nanotube diameter and are slightly greater for structures of mod 1 type than for mod 2. Directly measured and extrapolated values are now available to support quantitative analysis of SWCNT samples through absorption spectroscopy.

  13. Crystal structure of 1-methyl-3-([2,2-dimethyl-4,6-dioxo-1,3-dioxane-5-ylidene]methyl)urea

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    Habibi, A. Ghorbani, H. S.; Bruno, G.; Rudbari, H. A.; Valizadeh, Y.

    2013-12-15

    The crystal structure of 1-Methyl-3-([2,2-dimethyl-4,6-dioxo-1,3-dioxane-5-ylidene]methyl)urea (C{sub 9}H{sub 12}N{sub 2}O{sub 5}) has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The crystals are monoclinic, a = 5.3179(2), b = 18.6394(6), c =10.8124(3) Å, β = 100.015(2)°, Z = 4, sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/c, R = 0.0381 for 2537 reflections with I > 2σ(I). Except for C(CH{sub 3}){sub 2} group, the molecule is planar. The structure is stabilized by inter- and intramolecular N-H...O hydrogen bonds and weak C-H...O interactions.

  14. Ethyl 5-oxo-4-phenyl-5,6-di­hydro-4H-1,3,4-oxadiazine-2-carboxyl­ate

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    Shubakara, K.; Chandra; Srikantamurthy, N.; Mahendra, M.; Umesha, K. B.

    2014-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of title compound, C12H12N2O4, consists of two independent mol­ecules. In each mol­ecule, the oxadiazine ring has a flattened envelope conformation with the methyl­ene C atom as the flap atom, and the eth­oxy­carbonyl unit is in a syn-periplanar conformation with respect to the oxadiazine ring as indicated by O—C—C=O torsion angles of 1.9 (4) and 2.5 (4)°. The dihedral angles between the mean plane of the oxadiazine ring and the phenyl ring are 80.07 (13) and 42.98 (14)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and stacked in a double-column along the a-axis direction. PMID:24940244

  15. Theoretical screening of intermetallic ThMn12-type phases for new hard-magnetic compounds with low rare earth content

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    Körner, Wolfgang; Krugel, Georg; Elsässer, Christian

    2016-01-01

    We report on theoretical investigations of intermetallic phases derived from the ThMn12-type crystal structure. Our computational high-throughput screening (HTS) approach is extended to an estimation of the anisotropy constant K1, the anisotropy field Ha and the energy product (BH)max. The calculation of K1 is fast since it is based on the crystal field parameters and avoids expensive total-energy calculations with many k-points. Thus the HTS approach allows a very efficient search for hard-magnetic materials for which the magnetization M and the coercive field Hc connected to Ha represent the key quantities. Besides for NdFe12N which has the highest magnetization we report HTS results for several intermetallic phases based on Cerium which are interesting as alternative hard-magnetic phases because Cerium is a less ressource-critical element than Neodymium. PMID:27098547

  16. Very low-noise large-area calorimeter based on bimetallic micromechanical transduction: toward sub-nanowatt resolution in air at room temperature

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    Amemiya, Kuniaki; Fukuda, Daiji; Zama, Tatsuya

    2016-11-01

    We demonstrated a very low-noise, large-area calorimeter based on a micromechanical heat-flow sensor. The input heat flow is transduced to the bimetallic deformation of the sensor, which is observed using a high-resolution fiber optic interferometer. The characteristics of 5-mm-square Si-Al bimetallic micromechanical sensors fabricated using silicon-on-insulator micromachining processes were investigated. We experimentally achieved a heat-detection noise of 12 nW, which is comparable to the best performance of thermopiles. The developed sensor is free of Johnson noise, which constrains the signal-to-noise ratio. In principle, this technique can provide a sub-nanowatt resolution even in air at room temperature.

  17. catena-Poly[[bis­[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthrolin-2-yl)phenol]cadmium(II)]-μ-fumarato

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    Shi, Li-Ping; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2009-01-01

    In the polymeric title compound, [Cd(C4H2O4)(C19H12N4O)2]n, the CdII centre is eight-coordinated within an N4O4 donor set derived from two chelating 4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-f][1,10]phenanthrolin-2-yl)phenol ligands and two asymmetrically chelating carboxyl­ate residues of bridging fumarate dianions. The linear chains are linked into a layer in the ac plane via O—H⋯Ocarboxyl­ate hydrogen bonds. Layers are connected into double layers via N—H⋯Ocarboxyl­ate hydrogen bonds and these stack along the b axis. C—H⋯π inter­actions are also present. Disorder in the ethyl­ene portion of the fumarate was modelled over two positions, the major component having a site-occupancy factor of 0.677 (15). PMID:21583349

  18. Atmospheric boundary layer processes during a total solar eclipse

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    SethuRaman, S.; Prabhu, A.; Narahari Rao, K.; Narasimha, R.

    1980-01-01

    The total solar eclipse that occurred over the southern part of India on February 16, 1980, gave a unique opportunity to study the earth's atmospheric boundary layer. The meteorological experiments during the 1980 solar eclipse were conducted at Raichur, India (16/sup 0/12'N, 77/sup 0/21'E) located in the state of Karnataka, approximately 400-m above sea level. The main objective was to determine the changes in the earth's atmosphere during and immediately after the eclipse. The goal was to study the changes in the momentum and heat fluxes in the boundary layer due to the eclipse. Measurements were made for 2 days prior to and 1 day after the day of the eclipse to determine background characteristics of the boundary layer which might be site-dependent.

  19. Representations of S{sub {infinity}} admissible with respect to Young subgroups

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    Nessonov, Nikolai I

    2012-03-31

    Let N be the set of positive integers and S{sub {infinity}} the set of finite permutations of N. For a partition {Pi} of the set N into infinite parts A{sub 1},A{sub 2},... we denote by S{sub {Pi}} the subgroup of S{sub {infinity}} whose elements leave invariant each of the sets A{sub j}. We set S{sub {infinity}}{sup (N)}={l_brace}s element of S{sub {infinity}:} s(i)=i for any i=1,2,...,N{r_brace}. A factor representation T of the group S{sub {infinity}} is said to be {Pi}-admissible if for some N it contains a nontrivial identity subrepresentation of the subgroup S{sub {Pi}} intersection S{sub {infinity}}{sup (N)}. In the paper, we obtain a classification of the {Pi}-admissible factor representations of S{sub {infinity}}. Bibliography: 14 titles.

  20. Li3Al(MoO2)2O2(AsO4)2

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    Hajji, Mounir; Zid, Mohamed Faouzi; Driss, Ahmed

    2009-01-01

    Single crystals of trilithium(I) aluminium(III) bis­[dioxidomolybdenum(VI)] dioxide bis­[arsenate(V)], Li3AlMo2As2O14, have been prepared by solid-state reaction at 788 K. The structure consists of AsO4 tetra­hedra, AlO6 octa­hedra and Mo2O10 groups sharing corners to form a three-dimensional framework containing channels running respectively along the [100] and [010] directions, where the Li+ ions are located. This structure is compared with compounds having (MX 2O12)n chains (M = Mo, Al and X = P, As) and others containing M 2O10 (M = Mo, Fe) dimers. PMID:21582037

  1. Optical interferometry at the Heisenberg limit with twin Fock states and parity measurements

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    Campos, R. A.; Gerry, Christopher C.; Benmoussa, A.

    2003-08-01

    Holland and Burnett [Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1355 (1993)] have argued that twin Fock states of equal photon number N injected at both input ports of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer lead to phase measurements with accuracies approaching the Heisenberg limit ΔφHL=1/(2N). However, the method of phase detection suggested by those authors, obtaining the difference of the photocurrents at the output ports of the interferometer, is not sensitive to the phase difference between the two interferometer paths; in fact, the photocurrent vanishes. In this paper we show that the use of parity measurements on just one of the output modes not only is sensitive to the phase difference but that the sensitivity approaches the Heisenberg limit for large N.

  2. Communication: An efficient algorithm for evaluating the Breit and spin-spin coupling integrals

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    Shiozaki, Toru

    2013-03-01

    We present an efficient algorithm for evaluating a class of two-electron integrals of the form {r}_{12}⊗ {r}_{12}/r_{12}^n over one-electron Gaussian basis functions. The full Breit interaction in four-component relativistic theories beyond the Gaunt term is such an operator with n = 3. Another example is the direct spin-spin coupling term in the quasi-relativistic Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian (n = 5). These integrals have been conventionally evaluated by expensive derivative techniques. Our algorithm is based on tailored Gaussian quadrature, similar to the Rys quadrature for electron repulsion integrals (ERIs), and can utilize the so-called horizontal recurrence relation to reduce the computational cost. The CPU time for computing all six Cartesian components of the Breit or spin-spin coupling integrals is found to be only 3 to 4 times that of the ERI evaluation.

  3. Hydraulic Property and Soil Textural Classification Measurements for Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    Ebel, Brian A.; Nimmo, John R.

    2009-12-29

    This report presents particle size analysis, field-saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements, and qualitative descriptions of surficial materials at selected locations at Rainier Mesa, Nevada. Measurements and sample collection were conducted in the Rainier Mesa area, including unconsolidated sediments on top of the mesa, an ephemeral wash channel near the mesa edge, and dry U12n tunnel pond sediments below the mesa. Particle size analysis used a combination of sieving and optical diffraction techniques. Field-saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements employed a single-ring infiltrometer with analytical formulas that correct for falling head and spreading outside the ring domain. These measurements may prove useful to current and future efforts at Rainier Mesa aimed at understanding infiltration and its effect on water fluxes and radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone.

  4. Crystal structure of 3-ferrocenyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrrole, [Fe(η5-C5H4 cC4H3 NPh)(η5-C5H5)

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    Pfaff, Ulrike; Korb, Marcus; Lang, Heinrich

    2016-01-01

    The mol­ecular structure of the title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C15H12N)], consists of a ferrocene moiety with an N-phenyl­pyrrole heterocycle bound to one cyclo­penta­dienyl ring. The 1,3-disubstitution of the pyrrole results in an L-shaped arrangement of the mol­ecule with plane inter­sections of 2.78 (17)° between the pyrrole and the N-bonded phenyl ring and of 8.17 (18)° between the pyrrole and the cyclo­penta­dienyl ring. In the crystal, no remarkable inter­molecular inter­actions are observed PMID:26870594

  5. QED-1 device and measurements of gettering efficiency for a simulated divertor plasma

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    Owens, D.K.; Yamada, M.

    1980-03-01

    The QED-1 device at PPL has provided gettering efficiency data for neutralized hydrogen plasma on titanium. The hollow-anode arcjet produces a plasma column 1 cm in diameter with 10/sup 12/ < n/sub e/ < 10/sup 15/ cm/sup -3/ and T/sub i/ approx.< T/sub e/ = 3-10 eV, confined by an axial magnetic field of 1-6 kG. The gettering measurements are based on monitoring neutral gas density with respect to time in the divertor simulation chamber of QED-1. The present results indicate that the plasma particles lose their charge and most of their energy when they strike the neutralizer plate.

  6. Development and preliminary validation of the physiological hyperarousal scale for children.

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    Laurent, Jeff; Catanzaro, Salvatore J; Joiner, Thomas E

    2004-12-01

    Considerable empirical support exists for the positive affect and negative affect components of the tripartite model of anxiety and depression proposed by L. A. Clark and D. Watson (1991); however, less attention has been paid to the physiological hyperarousal component of the model. The development of the Physiological Hyperarousal Scale for Children (PH-C; J. Laurent, S. J. Catanzaro, & T. E. Joiner Jr., 1995) is described. The psychometric properties of items are examined using students in Grades 6-12 (N = 398). Initial scale validation includes a joint factor analysis with the Positive and Negative Affect Scale for Children (PANAS-C; J. Laurent et al., 1999; J. Laurent, K. Potter, & S. J. Catanzaro, 1994). The relationship between the PH-C and existing measures that tap related constructs is examined. Together, the PH-C and PANAS-C provide a means to assess tripartite model constructs useful in differentiating anxiety and depression.

  7. Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structure of 2-amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2-c] pyran-3-carbonitrile

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    Sharma, S.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, Rajni; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-15

    2-Amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2-c] pyran-3-carbonitrile, C{sub 16}H{sub 12}N{sub 2}O{sub 3} is synthesized via one-pot multi-component reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique The crystals are monoclinic, a = 10.7357(12), b = 8.7774(8), c = 15.0759(16) Å, β = 103.575(11)°, Z = 4, sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/n, R = 0.0551 for 1696 observed reflections. The crystal structure is stabilized by N–H···N, C–H···O, and C–H···π interactions.

  8. Metallic layered composite materials produced by explosion welding: Structure, properties, and structure of the transition zone

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    Mal'tseva, L. A.; Tyushlyaeva, D. S.; Mal'tseva, T. V.; Pastukhov, M. V.; Lozhkin, N. N.; Inyakin, D. V.; Marshuk, L. A.

    2014-10-01

    The structure, morphology, and microhardness of the transition zone in multilayer metallic composite joints are studied, and the cohesion strength of the plates to be joined, the mechanical properties of the formed composite materials, and fracture surfaces are analyzed. The materials to be joined are plates (0.1-1 mm thick) made of D16 aluminum alloy, high-strength maraging ZI90-VI (03Kh12N9K4M2YuT) steel, BrB2 beryllium bronze, and OT4-1 titanium alloy. Composite materials made of different materials are shown to be produced by explosion welding. The dependence of the interface shape (smooth or wavelike) on the physicomechanical properties of the materials to be joined is found. The formation of a wavelike interface is shown to result in the formation of intense-mixing regions in transition zones. Possible mechanisms of layer adhesion are discussed.

  9. Characterizing high-n quasi-one-dimensional strontium Rydberg atoms

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    Hiller, M.; Yoshida, S.; Burgdörfer, J.; Ye, S.; Zhang, X.; Dunning, F. B.

    2014-02-01

    The production of high-n, n ˜300, quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) strontium Rydberg atoms through two-photon excitation of selected extreme Stark states in the presence of a weak dc field is examined using a crossed laser-atom beam geometry. The dipolar polarization of the electron wave function in the product states is probed using two independent techniques. The experimental data are analyzed with a classical trajectory Monte Carlo simulation employing initial ensembles that are obtained with the aid of quantum calculations based on a two-active-electron model. Comparisons between theory and experiment highlight different characteristics of the product quasi-1D states, in particular, their large permanent dipole moments, ˜1.0 to 1.2n2ea0, where e is the electronic charge and a0 is the Bohr radius. Such states can be engineered using pulsed electric fields to create a wide variety of target states.

  10. Neutron radiation effects on linear CCDs at different clock pulse frequency

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    Wang, Zujun Chen, Wei; Tang, Benqi; Xiao, Zhigang; Yao, Zhibin; He, Baoping; Liu, Minbo

    2015-06-15

    The experiments of reactor neutron radiation effects on linear CCDs are presented. The output voltage in dark field after neutron radiation are presented and compared at different clock pulse frequency. The degradation phenomena are analyzed in depth. The mean dark signal (K{sub D}) and dark signal non-uniformity (DSNU) versus neutron fluence is investigated at different clock pulse frequency. The degradation mechanisms of the dark signal and DSNU in linear CCDs are analyzed. The flux of the reactor neutron beams was about 1.33 × 10{sup 8} n/cm{sup 2}/s. The samples were exposed to 1MeV neutron-equivalent fluences of 1 × 10{sup 11}, 5 × 10{sup 11}, and 1 × 10{sup 12} n/cm{sup 2}, respectively.

  11. Crystal structure of 2,5-di-methyl-anilinium salicylate.

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    Mani, A; Kumar, P Praveen; Chakkaravarthi, G

    2015-09-01

    The title mol-ecular salt, C8H12N(+)·C7H5O3 (-) arose from the proton-transfer reaction between 2,5-xylidine and salicylic acid. In the anion, the dihedral angle between the planes of the aromatic ring and the -CO2 (-) group is 11.08 (8)°; this near planarity is consolidated by an intra-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen bond. In the crystal, the components are connected by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, with all three O atoms in the anion acting as acceptors; the result is a [100] chain. The structure also features weak C-H⋯O bonds and aromatic π-π stacking [centroid-to-centroid distance = 3.7416 (10) Å] inter-actions, which lead to a three-dimensional network.

  12. Capillary electrophoresis-electrochemistry microfluidic system for the determination of organic peroxides

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    Wang, Joseph; Escarpa, Alberto; Pumera, Martin; Feldman, Jason; Svehla, D. (Principal Investigator)

    2002-01-01

    A microfluidic analytical system for the separation and detection of organic peroxides, based on a microchip capillary electrophoresis device with an integrated amperometric detector, was developed. The new microsystem relies on the reductive detection of both organic acid peroxides and hydroperoxides at -700 mV (vs. Ag wire/AgCl). Factors influencing the separation and detection processes were examined and optimized. The integrated microsystem offers rapid measurements (within 130 s) of these organic-peroxide compounds, down to micromolar levels. A highly stable response for repetitive injections (RSD 0.35-3.12%; n = 12) reflects the negligible electrode passivation. Such a "lab-on-a-chip" device should be attractive for on-site analysis of organic peroxides, as desired for environmental screening and industrial monitoring.

  13. The role of minerals in the thermal alteration of organic matter. IV - Generation of n-alkanes, acyclic isoprenoids, and alkenes in laboratory experiments

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    Huizinga, Bradley J.; Tannenbaum, Eli; Kaplan, Isaac R.

    1987-01-01

    The effect of common sedimentary minerals (illite, Na-montmorillonite, or calcite) under different water concentrations on the generation and release of n-alkanes, acyclic isoprenoids, and select alkenes from oil-prone kerogens was investigated. Matrices containing Green River Formation kerogen or Monterey Formation kerogen, alone or in the presence of minerals, were heated at 200 or 300 C for periods of up to 1000 hours, and the pyrolysis products were analyzed. The influence of the first two clay minerals was found to be critically dependent on the water content. Under the dry pyrolysis conditions, both minerals significantly reduced alkene formation; the C12+ n-alkanes and acyclic isoprenoids were mostly destroyed by montmorillonite, but underwent only minor alteration with illite. Under hydrous conditions (mineral/water of 2/1), the effects of both minerals were substantially reduced. Calcite had no significant effect on the thermal evolution of the hydrocarbons.

  14. Experiment of low resistance joints for the ITER correction coil.

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    Liu, Huajun; Wu, Yu; Wu, Weiyue; Liu, Bo; Shi, Yi; Guo, Shuai

    2013-01-01

    A test method was designed and performed to measure joint resistance of the ITER correction coil (CC) in liquid helium (LHe) temperature. A 10 kA superconducting transformer was manufactured to provide the joints current. The transformer consisted of two concentric layer-wound superconducting solenoids. NbTi superconducting wire was wound in the primary coil and the ITER CC conductor was wound in the secondary coil. The primary and the secondary coils were both immersed in liquid helium of a 300 mm useful bore diameter cryostat. Two ITER CC joints were assembled in the secondary loop and tested. The current of the secondary loop was ramped to 9 kA in several steps. The two joint resistances were measured to be 1.2 nΩ and 1.65 nΩ, respectively.

  15. Precise Masses of Young Stars in Taurus

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    Schaefer, Gail

    2011-08-01

    We propose to continue mapping the orbits of young stars in the Taurus star forming region using adaptive optics imaging at Keck. We are near our goal of measuring the masses of the binary components in Elias 12N and NTT 045251+3016 to better than 5-10%. This level of precision is important to validate and distinguish among theoretical calculations of pre-main-sequence evolution. We have reached this point thanks to consistent assignments of time. In 2011B, we expect to obtain high precision measurements of these binaries at orbital phases that were not well-sampled previously, leading to improvements in the dynamical masses. The proposed observations will also enable us to map the orbits for recently resolved systems at small separations (HBC 351, HBC 360/361) and lay critical groundwork for the longer period binaries in our sample.

  16. Bis(tetra-methyl-amonium) bis-(2,4,5-carboxy-benzoate)-benzene-1,2,4,5-tetra-carboxylic acid (1/1).

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    Cunha-Silva, Luís; Girginova, Penka I; Trindade, Tito; Rocha, João; Klinowski, Jacek; Almeida Paz, Filipe A

    2007-12-06

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, 2C(4)H(12)N(+)·2C(10)H(5)O(8) (-)·C(10)H(6)O(8), consists of a tetra-methyl-amonium cation, an anion derived from the singly deprotonated pyromellitic acid anion, 2,4,5-carboxy-benzoate (H(3)bta(-)), and one-half of a benzene-1,2,4,5-tetra-carboxylic acid (H(4)bta) mol-ecule, which has the centroid of the aromatic ring positioned at a crystallographic centre of inversion. The H(4)bta and H(3)bta(-) residues are involved in an extensive inter-molecular O-H⋯O hydrogen-bonding network, which leads to a three-dimensional supra-molecular structure containing one-dimensional channels running parallel to the [001] crystallographic direction. These channels house the tetra-methyl-amonium cations.

  17. Chloridobis[2-(1,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-κN 2)-1-methyl-1H-imidazole-κN 3]copper(II) chloride methanol hemisolvate tetra­hydrate

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    El Ghayati, Lhoussaine; Tjiou, El Mostafa; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, [CuCl(C9H12N4)2]Cl·0.5CH3OH·4H2O, the CuII ion adopts a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal coordination arising from two bidentate ligands and a Cl− anion. The two heterocyclic ligands are planar with dihedral angles of 3.4 (1) and 0.7 (1)° between the pyrazole and imidazole rings. In the crystal, water mol­ecules and uncoordinated chloride anions form an O—H⋯Cl and O—H⋯O hydrogen-bonded sheet parallel to (100) which lies between two layers of complex mol­ecules. The packing is further stabilized by C—H⋯Cl and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The methanol solvent mol­ecule is disordered across a centre of inversion. PMID:21579617

  18. Determination of haloethers in water with dynamic hollow fiber liquid-phase microextraction using GC-FID and GC-ECD.

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    Chiang, Jing-Shan; Huang, Shang-Da

    2007-02-15

    Dynamic hollow fiber liquid-phase microextraction (HF-LPME) coupled with gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC-FID) and GC-electron capture detecion (GC-ECD) was used for quantification of toxic haloethers in lake water. The analytes were extracted from 5ml of aqueous sample using 4microl of organic solvent through a porous polypropylene hollow fiber. The effects on extraction performance of solvent selection, agitation rate, extraction time, extraction temperature, concentration of salt added and volumes of solvent for extraction and injection were optimized. The proposed method provided a good average enrichment factor of up to 231-fold, reasonable reproducibility ranging from 9 to 12% (n=3), and good linearity (R(2)> or =0.9973) for spiked water samples. Method detection limits (MDLs) ranged from 0.55 to 4.30microg/l for FID and 0.11-0.34microg/l for ECD (n=7).

  19. The impact of science education games on prescription drug abuse attitudes among teens: a case study.

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    Klisch, Yvonne; Bowling, Kristi G; Miller, Leslie M; Ramos, Miguel A

    2013-01-01

    Two online science education games, in which players learn about the risks of prescription drug abuse in the context of investigating crimes, were evaluated to determine shifts of prescription drug abuse attitudes attributable to game exposure. High school students from grades 11 and 12 (n = 179) were assigned to one of the games and participated in a pretest, two game-play sessions, and a delayed posttest. Students in both groups demonstrated more negative attitudes toward prescription drug abuse after playing the game, driven by changes of students' normative beliefs and their ability to make the connection between prescription drug abuse and illicit drugs. A secondary aim was to assess gains in science knowledge; however, due to low internal consistency reliabilities of content measures, students' knowledge acquisition could not be determined.

  20. Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.

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    Cermak, Sharon A; Stein Duker, Leah I; Williams, Marian E; Dawson, Michael E; Lane, Christianne J; Polido, José C

    2015-09-01

    This pilot and feasibility study examined the impact of a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE) to reduce distress, sensory discomfort, and perception of pain during oral prophylaxis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants were 44 children ages 6-12 (n = 22 typical, n = 22 ASD). In an experimental crossover design, each participant underwent two professional dental cleanings, one in a regular dental environment (RDE) and one in a SADE, administered in a randomized and counterbalanced order 3-4 months apart. Outcomes included measures of physiological anxiety, behavioral distress, pain intensity, and sensory discomfort. Both groups exhibited decreased physiological anxiety and reported lower pain and sensory discomfort in the SADE condition compared to RDE, indicating a beneficial effect of the SADE.

  1. catena-Poly[[tetra-μ-formato-κ(8) O:O'-dicopper(II)]-μ-hexa-methyl-ene-tetra-mine-κ(2) N (1):N (5)].

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    Cao, Jianfang; Huang, Ziping; Cao, Changnian; Cheng, Chunchun; Sun, Chunyan

    2013-11-30

    In the title polymeric compound, [Cu2(HCO2)4(C6H12N4)] n , the Cu(II) atom is five-coordinated in a square-pyramidal geometry that is defined by four O atoms from four formate ligands and one N atom from a hexa-methyl-ene-tetra-mine ligand. The two Cu(II) atoms are separated by 2.6850 (7) Å, and together with the four formate ligands they form a paddle-wheel unit. The hexa-mine ligand uses only two of its four N atoms to link Cu2 cluster units, affording a zigzag chain running along the b-axis direction. The hexa-mine ligand lies on a mirror plane.

  2. Classification of dry-cured hams according to the maturation time using near infrared spectra and artificial neural networks.

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    Prevolnik, M; Andronikov, D; Žlender, B; Font-i-Furnols, M; Novič, M; Škorjanc, D; Čandek-Potokar, M

    2014-01-01

    An attempt to classify dry-cured hams according to the maturation time on the basis of near infrared (NIR) spectra was studied. The study comprised 128 samples of biceps femoris (BF) muscle from dry-cured hams matured for 10 (n=32), 12 (n=32), 14 (n=32) or 16 months (n=32). Samples were minced and scanned in the wavelength range from 400 to 2500 nm using spectrometer NIR System model 6500 (Silver Spring, MD, USA). Spectral data were used for i) splitting of samples into the training and test set using 2D Kohonen artificial neural networks (ANN) and for ii) construction of classification models using counter-propagation ANN (CP-ANN). Different models were tested, and the one selected was based on the lowest percentage of misclassified test samples (external validation). Overall correctness of the classification was 79.7%, which demonstrates practical relevance of using NIR spectroscopy and ANN for dry-cured ham processing control.

  3. Universal shocks in random matrix theory.

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    Blaizot, Jean-Paul; Nowak, Maciej A

    2010-11-01

    We link the appearance of universal kernels in random matrix ensembles to the phenomenon of shock formation in some fluid dynamical equations. Such equations are derived from Dyson's random walks after a proper rescaling of the time. In the case of the gaussian unitary ensemble, on which we focus in this paper, we show that the characteristics polynomials and their inverse evolve according to a viscid Burgers equation with an effective "spectral viscosity" ν(s)=1/2N, where N is the size of the matrices. We relate the edge of the spectrum of eigenvalues to the shock that naturally appears in the Burgers equation for appropriate initial conditions, thereby suggesting a connection between the well-known microscopic universality of random matrix theory and the universal properties of the solution of the Burgers equation in the vicinity of a shock.

  4. The primary structure of a procaryotic glycoprotein. Cloning and sequencing of the cell surface glycoprotein gene of halobacteria.

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    Lechner, J; Sumper, M

    1987-07-15

    The hexagonally patterned surface layer of halobacteria consists of a true glycoprotein. This procaryotic glycoprotein has recently been shown to exhibit novel features with respect to saccharide structure and saccharide biosynthesis. The primary structure and the location of glycosylation sites were determined by cloning and sequencing of the glycoprotein gene of Halobacterium halobium. According to the predicted amino acid sequence, the glycoprotein is synthesized with a N-terminal leader sequence of 34 amino acid residues reminiscent of eucaryotic and procaryotic signal peptides. A hydrophobic stretch of 21 amino acid residues at the C terminus probably serves as a transmembrane domain. 14 threonine residues are clustered adjacent to this membrane anchor and linked to these threonines are all the disaccharides of the cell surface glycoprotein. 12 N-glycosylation sites are distributed over the polypeptide chain.

  5. Air Sparging Design Paradigm

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    2002-08-12

    that the air distribution in the aquifer is non-uniform about the air injection, exhibiting tendencies to flow along the axis defined by MP6 , MP12...MW2 MW9 MW7 MW1 MW3 MP9, N9 MP11, N11 MP5, N5 MP7, N7 MP12, N12 MP6 , N6 MP3, N3MP1, N1 - Multi-level sampler and neutron access tube - Air...MP9 and MP12. This hypothesis is supported by the high saturations at MP3, MP6 , MP9 and MP12 in the upper part of the aquifer (3 to 4 m BGS) and low

  6. Large IncHI2-plasmids encode extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacter spp. bloodstream isolates, and support ESBL-transfer to Escherichia coli.

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    Nilsen, E; Haldorsen, B C; Sundsfjord, A; Simonsen, G S; Ingebretsen, A; Naseer, U; Samuelsen, O

    2013-11-01

    We investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacter spp. bloodstream isolates from 19 hospital laboratories in Norway during 2011. A total of 62/230 (27%) isolates were resistant to third-generation cephalosporins and four (1.7%) were ESBL-positive; blaCTX -M-15 (n = 3) and blaSHV -12 (n = 1). This is comparable to the prevalence of ESBLs in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Norway during the same period. All ESBL-positive isolates were multidrug resistant (MDR) and harboured plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance. Three isolates supported transfer of large IncHI2-plasmids harbouring ESBL- and MDR-encoding genes to E. coli recipients by in vitro conjugation.

  7. Clinical data exchange standards and vocabularies for messages.

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    Huff, S. M.

    1998-01-01

    Motivation for the creation of electronic data interchange (message) standards is discussed. The ISO Open Systems Interface model is described. Clinical information models, message syntax and structure, and the need for a standardized coded vocabulary are explained. The HIPAA legislation and subsequent HHS transaction recommendations are reviewed. The history and mission statements of six of the most popular message development organizations (MDOs) are summarized, and the data exchange standards developed by these organizations are listed. The organizations described include Health Level Seven (HL7), American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E31, Digital Image Communication in Medicine (DICOM), European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation), Technical Committee for Health Informatics (CEN/TC 251), the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and Accredited Standards Committee X12 Insurance Subcommittee (X12N). The locations of Internet web sites for the six organizations are provided as resources for further information. PMID:9929183

  8. Methyl N′-[(E)-2-methoxy­benzyl­idene]­hydrazinecarboxyl­ate

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    Lv, Lu-Ping; Yu, Wen-Bo; Lu, Zhong-Hao; Li, Wei-Wei; Hu, Xian-Chao

    2009-01-01

    The title compound, C10H12N2O3, crystallizes with two independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. The side chains in the two independent mol­ecules have slightly different orientations, with the C=N—N—C torsion angle being 169.19 (14)° in one of the mol­ecules and −179.86 (14)° in the other. Each independent mol­ecule adopts a trans configuration with respect to the C=N bond. In the crystal structure, mol­ecules are linked into chains running along [001] by N—H⋯O, N—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In addition, an inter­molecular C—H⋯π inter­action is observed. PMID:21583900

  9. Molecular stress relief through a force-induced irreversible extension in polymer contour length.

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    Wu, Dong; Lenhardt, Jeremy M; Black, Ashley L; Akhremitchev, Boris B; Craig, Stephen L

    2010-11-17

    Single-molecule force spectroscopy is used to observe the irreversible extension of a gem-dibromocyclopropane (gDBC)-functionalized polybutadiene under tension, a process akin to polymer necking at a single-molecule level. The extension of close to 28% in the contour length of the polymer backbone occurs at roughly 1.2 nN (tip velocity of 3 μm/s) and is attributed to the force-induced isomerization of the gDBCs into 2,3-dibromoalkenes. The rearrangement represents a possible new mechanism for localized stress relief in polymers and polymer networks under load, and the quantification of the force dependency provides a benchmark value for further studies of mechanically triggered chemistry in bulk polymers.

  10. The regulating role of negative emotions in children's coping with peer rejection.

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    Goodman, Kimberly L; Southam-Gerow, Michael A

    2010-10-01

    This study examined the role of emotions as predictors of children's coping responses to peer rejection experiences. Children ages 7-12 (N = 79) completed questionnaires to assess emotional and coping responses to peer rejection scenarios. This study examined three coping factors specific to peer rejection (positive reappraisal, ruminative coping, and aggressive coping) and examined results separately for two negative peer experiences (teasing and exclusion). Children's emotions predicted coping responses after controlling for peer experiences. Specifically, anger was associated with aggressive coping, whereas sadness was associated with ruminative coping, supporting theory that emotions have distinct motivational-behavioral properties. Peer experiences were also important, as victimization was associated with aggressive coping, and receipt of prosocial peer behaviors was associated with positive reappraisal. These findings provide an empirical foundation for future research and the development of interventions to facilitate adaptive reactions to peer rejection.

  11. Tunable triple-wavelength mode-locked fiber laser with topological insulator Bi2Se3 solution

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    Guo, Bo; Yao, Yong

    2016-08-01

    We experimentally demonstrated a tunable triple-wavelength mode-locked erbium-doped fiber laser with few-layer topological insulator: Bi2Se3/polyvinyl alcohol solution. By properly adjusting the pump power and the polarization state, the single-, dual-, and triple-wavelength mode-locking operation could be stably initiated with a wavelength-tunable range (˜1 nm) and a variable wavelength spacing (1.7 or 2 nm). Meanwhile, it exhibits the maximum output power of 10 mW and pulse energy of 1.12 nJ at the pump power of 175 mW. The simple, low-cost triple-wavelength mode-locked fiber laser might be applied in various potential fields, such as optical communication, biomedical research, and sensing system.

  12. Dissolved methane concentration profiles and air-sea fluxes from 41°S to 27°N

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    Kelley, Cheryl A.; Jeffrey, Wade H.

    2002-07-01

    Water column samples from a transect cruise from southern Chile through the Panama Canal to the Gulf of Mexico were used to determine dissolved methane depth profiles and air-sea methane fluxes. In the Gulf of Mexico, surface concentrations were approximately 40% supersaturated with respect to the atmosphere, whereas near the equator and in the Peru upwelling region, 10-20% supersaturation generally occurred. These saturation ratios translate into an average flux of methane from the sea surface to the atmosphere of 0.38 μmol m-2 d-1. In addition, water column profiles of dissolved methane indicate that subsurface maxima in dissolved methane concentrations are a consistent feature of the open ocean, except near the equator. At the equator, the subsurface peak at the base of the mixed layer may be bowed down by the Equatorial Undercurrent. The highest methane concentration (12 nM) was observed in the Peru upwelling region.

  13. Excited states of boron isoelectronic series from explicitly correlated wave functions.

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    Gálvez, F J; Buendía, E; Sarsa, A

    2005-04-15

    The ground state and some low-lying excited states arising from the 1s2 2s2p2 configuration of the boron isoelectronic series are studied starting from explicitly correlated multideterminant wave functions. One- and two-body densities in position space have been calculated and different expectation values such as , , , 12 n>, , and , where r, r12, and R stand for the electron-nucleus, interelectronic, and two electron center of mass coordinates, respectively, have been obtained. The energetic ordering of the excited states and the fulfillment of the Hund's rules is analyzed systematically along the isoelectronic series in terms of the electron-electron and electron-nucleus potential energies. The effects of electronic correlations have been systematically studied by comparing the correlated results with the corresponding noncorrelated ones. All the calculations have been done by using the variational Monte Carlo method.

  14. Studies of deep levels in high resistivity silicon detectors irradiated by high fluence fast neutrons using a thermally stimulated current spectrometer

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    Li, Z.; Kraner, H.W.; Chen, W.; Beuttenmuller, R.; Biggeri, U.; Bruzzi, M.; Borchi, E.; Baldini, A.; Spillantini, P. |

    1993-04-01

    Measurements of deep level spectrum of high resistivity silicon detectors irradiated by high fluence fast neutrons ({Phi}{sub n}: 2 {times} 10{sup 12}n/cm{sup 2}) have been made using a thermally stimulated current (TSC) spectrometer. It has been found that at least nine new defect levels, with peaking temperature of 19K, 27K, 36K, 44K, 49K, 83K, 93K, 105K, and 120K, begin to appear when {Phi}{sub n} {ge} 1 {times} 10{sup 13}n/cm. All peaks have strong dependences on the filling voltage (V{sub fill}, forward bias) or injection current especially for high fluence ({Phi}{sub n} {ge} 10{sup 13} n/cm{sup 2}) situations. The defect concentration, energy level in the band gap, and cross section of each deep level, totaling, at least 13, have been studied systematically and possible identifications of the levels have been discussed.

  15. Features of the sorption redistribution of hydrocarbons and alcohols in a gas-supramolecular liquid crystal system

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    Onuchak, L. A.; Ukolova, D. A.; Burmatnova, T. S.; Kuraeva, Yu. G.; Kuvshinova, S. A.; Burmistrov, V. A.; Stepanova, R. F.

    2015-01-01

    Thermodynamic characteristics of the sorption redistribution of hydrocarbons (C8-C12 n-alkanes, C10H16 terpenes, xylene isomers) and alcohols (C3-C5 alkanols, butanediol-2,3, menthol) in a gas-4-(3-hydroxypropyloxy)-4'-formylazobenzene (HPOFAB) supramolecular smectic-nematic liquid crystal system are studied via inverse gas chromatography. The sorption capacity of HPOFAB with respect to nonmesogene sorbates is found to be strongly diminished due to its associated structure, especially in the smectic A phase. Great positive deviations from the Raoult law in the studied nonmesogene-HPOFAB systems are observed not only in mesophases, but also in the isotropic HPOFAB phase, which has a high selectivity to para- and meta-xylenes, in contrast to the isotropic phases of classic (non-associated) liquid crystals.

  16. Use of context in pragmatic language comprehension by children with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism.

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    Loukusa, Soile; Leinonen, Eeva; Kuusikko, Sanna; Jussila, Katja; Mattila, Marja-Leena; Ryder, Nuala; Ebeling, Hanna; Moilanen, Irma

    2007-07-01

    Utilizing relevance theory, this study investigated the ability of children with Asperger syndrome (AS) and high-functioning autism (HFA) to use context when answering questions and when giving explanations for their correct answers. Three groups participated in this study: younger AS/HFA group (age 7-9, n=16), older AS/HFA group (age 10-12, n=23) and a normally functioning control group (age 7-9, n=23). The results indicated that the younger AS/HFA group did less well when answering contextually demanding questions compared to the control group, and the performance of the older AS/HFA group fell in between the younger AS/HFA group and the control group. Both AS/HFA groups had difficulties explaining their correct answers, suggesting that they are not always aware of how they have derived answers from the context.

  17. Narrowband solid state vuv coherent source for laser cooling of antihydrogen

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    Michan, J. Mario; Polovy, Gene; Madison, Kirk W.; Fujiwara, Makoto C.; Momose, Takamasa

    2015-11-01

    We describe the design and performance of a solid-state pulsed source of narrowband (< 100 MHz) Lyman- α radiation designed for the purpose of laser cooling magnetically trapped antihydrogen. Our source utilizes an injection seeded Ti:Sapphire amplifier cavity to generate intense radiation at 729.4 nm, which is then sent through a frequency doubling stage and a frequency tripling stage to generate 121.56 nm light. Although the pulse energy at 121.56 nm is currently limited to 12 nJ with a repetition rate of 10 Hz, we expect to obtain greater than 0.1 μJ per pulse at 10 Hz by further optimizing the alignment of the pulse amplifier and the efficiency of the frequency tripling stage. Such a power will be sufficient for cooling a trapped antihydrogen atom from 500 mK to 20mK.

  18. Dynamical configurations of celestial systems comprised of multiple irregular bodies

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    Jiang, Yu; Zhang, Yun; Baoyin, Hexi; Li, Junfeng

    2016-09-01

    This manuscript considers the main features of the nonlinear dynamics of multiple irregular celestial body systems. The gravitational potential, static electric potential, and magnetic potential are considered. Based on the three established potentials, we show that three conservative values exist for this system, including a Jacobi integral. The equilibrium conditions for the system are derived and their stability analyzed. The equilibrium conditions of a celestial system comprised of n irregular bodies are reduced to 12n - 9 equations. The dynamical results are applied to simulate the motion of multiple-asteroid systems. The simulation is useful for the study of the stability of multiple irregular celestial body systems and for the design of spacecraft orbits to triple-asteroid systems discovered in the solar system. The dynamical configurations of the five triple-asteroid systems 45 Eugenia, 87 Sylvia, 93 Minerva, 216 Kleopatra, and 136617 1994CC, and the six-body system 134340 Pluto are calculated and analyzed.

  19. Spectroscopy of the three-photon laser excitation of cold Rubidium Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap

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    Entin, V. M.; Yakshina, E. A.; Tretyakov, D. B.; Beterov, I. I.; Ryabtsev, I. I.

    2013-05-15

    The spectra of the three-photon laser excitation 5S{sub 1/2} {yields} 5P{sub 3/2} {yields} 6S{sub 1/2}nP of cold Rb Rydberg atoms in an operating magneto-optical trap based on continuous single-frequency lasers at each stage are studied. These spectra contain two partly overlapping peaks of different amplitudes, which correspond to coherent three-photon excitation and incoherent three-step excitation due to the presence of two different ways of excitation through the dressed states of intermediate levels. A four-level theoretical model based on optical Bloch equations is developed to analyze these spectra. Good agreement between the experimental and calculated data is achieved by introducing additional decay of optical coherence induced by a finite laser line width and other broadening sources (stray electromagnetic fields, residual Doppler broadening, interatomic interactions) into the model.

  20. Hydroxide as general base in the saponification of ethyl acetate.

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    Mata-Segreda, Julio F

    2002-03-13

    The second-order rate constant for the saponification of ethyl acetate at 30.0 degrees C in H(2)O/D(2)O mixtures of deuterium atom fraction n (a proton inventory experiment) obeys the relation k(2)(n) = 0.122 s(-1) M(-1) (1 - n + 1.2n) (1 - n + 0.48n)/(1 - n + 1.4n) (1 - n + 0.68n)(3). This result is interpreted as a process where formation of the tetrahedral intermediate is the rate-determining step and the transition-state complex is formed via nucleophilic interaction of a water molecule with general-base assistance from hydroxide ion, opposite to the direct nucleophilic collision commonly accepted. This mechanistic picture agrees with previous heavy-atom kinetic isotope effect data of Marlier on the alkaline hydrolysis of methyl formate.

  1. Acetonitrile­bis­(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phen­an­throline)copper(II) bis­(tetra­fluorido­borate)

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    Watton, Stephen P.

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, [Cu(CH3CN)(C12H12N2)2](BF4)2, crystallizes with two copper-containing cations and four tetra­fluoro­borate anions in the asymmetric unit. The structure represents a second crystal form of the salt, the first being an acetonitrile solvate [Watton (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. E65, m585–m586]. The complex cation has a distorted trigonal-bipyramidal geometry, whereas the previous structure exhibits a distorted square-pyramidal geometry. One of the four BF4 − counter-ions is disordered, with a refined site occupancy of 0.8615 (17):0.1385 (17). PMID:21588869

  2. The first detection of the 3A g- state in carotenoids using resonance-Raman excitation profiles

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    Furuichi, Kentaro; Sashima, Tokutake; Koyama, Yasushi

    2002-04-01

    The singlet 3A g- state that had been theoretically predicted in shorter polyenes [P. Tavan and K. Schulten J. Chem. Phys. 85 (1986) 6602; Phys. Rev. B 36 (1987) 4337] was first identified in bacterial carotenoids by measurements of resonance-Raman excitation profiles. It is almost overlapped with the 1B u+ state in spheroidene (the number of conjugated double bonds, n=10), and located in-between the 1B u+ and 1B u- states in lycopene, anhydrorhodovibrin and spirilloxanthin ( n=11-13). The slopes when the 2A g--, 1B u-- and 3A g--state energies were expressed as linear functions of 1/(2 n+1) exhibited the ratio of 2:3.1:3.8 in excellent agreement with that theoretically predicted, 2:3.1:3.7.

  3. Gradient corrections to the local-density approximation for trapped superfluid Fermi gases

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    Csordas, Andras; Almasy, Orsolya; Szepfalusy, Peter

    2010-12-15

    Two species superfluid Fermi gas is investigated on the BCS side up to the Feshbach resonance. Using the Greens's function technique gradient corrections are calculated to the generalized Thomas-Fermi theory including Cooper pairing. Their relative magnitude is found to be measured by the small parameter (d/R{sub TF}){sup 4}, where d is the oscillator length of the trap potential and R{sub TF} is the radial extension of the density n in the Thomas-Fermi approximation. In particular, at the Feshbach resonance the universal corrections to the local density approximation are calculated and a universal prefactor {kappa}{sub W}=7/27 is derived for the von Weizsaecker-type correction {kappa}{sub W}(({h_bar}/2{pi}){sup 2}/2m)({nabla}{sup 2}n{sup 1/2}/n{sup 1/2}).

  4. Capillary electrophoresis-electrochemistry microfluidic system for the determination of organic peroxides.

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    Wang, Joseph; Escarpa, Alberto; Pumera, Martin; Feldman, Jason

    2002-04-05

    A microfluidic analytical system for the separation and detection of organic peroxides, based on a microchip capillary electrophoresis device with an integrated amperometric detector, was developed. The new microsystem relies on the reductive detection of both organic acid peroxides and hydroperoxides at -700 mV (vs. Ag wire/AgCl). Factors influencing the separation and detection processes were examined and optimized. The integrated microsystem offers rapid measurements (within 130 s) of these organic-peroxide compounds, down to micromolar levels. A highly stable response for repetitive injections (RSD 0.35-3.12%; n = 12) reflects the negligible electrode passivation. Such a "lab-on-a-chip" device should be attractive for on-site analysis of organic peroxides, as desired for environmental screening and industrial monitoring.

  5. The temperature-dependent single-crystal Raman spectroscopy of a model dipeptide: L-Alanyl-L-alanine

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    Silva, J. G.; Arruda, L. M.; Pinheiro, G. S.; Lima, C. L.; Melo, F. E. A.; Ayala, A. P.; Filho, J. Mendes; Freire, P. T. C.

    2015-09-01

    A single-crystal of peptide L-alanyl-L-alanine (C6H12N2O3) was studied by Raman spectroscopy at low-temperature, and a tentative assignment of the normal modes was given. Evidence of a second order structural phase transition was found through Raman spectroscopy between the temperatures of 80 K and 60 K. Group theory considerations suggest that the transition leads the sample from the tetragonal to a monoclinic structure. Additionally, our study suggests that the mechanism for the structural phase transition is governed by the occupation of non-equivalent C1 local symmetry sites by the CH3 molecular groups. Analysis based on group theory suggests L-alanyl-L-alanine presents C2 symmetry at low temperatures.

  6. Targeting Cathepsin E in Pancreatic Cancer by a Small Molecule Allows In Vivo Detection12

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    Keliher, Edmund J; Reiner, Thomas; Earley, Sarah; Klubnick, Jenna; Tassa, Carlos; Lee, Andrew J; Ramaswamy, Sridhar; Bardeesy, Nabeel; Hanahan, Douglas; DePinho, Ronald A; Castro, Cesar M; Weissleder, Ralph

    2013-01-01

    When resectable, invasive pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is most commonly treated with surgery and radiochemotherapy. Given the intricate local anatomy and locoregional mode of dissemination, achieving clean surgical margins can be a significant challenge. On the basis of observations that cathepsin E (CTSE) is overexpressed in PDAC and that an United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved protease inhibitor has high affinity for CTSE, we have developed a CTSE optical imaging agent [ritonavir tetramethyl-BODIPY (RIT-TMB)] for potential intraoperative use. We show nanomolar affinity [half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 39.9 ± 1.2 nM] against CTSE of the RIT-TMB in biochemical assays and intracellular accumulation and target-to-background ratios that allow specific delineation of individual cancer cells. This approach should be useful for more refined surgical staging, planning, and resection with curative intent. PMID:23814481

  7. A Potent and Highly Efficacious Bcl-2/Bcl-xL Inhibitor

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    McEachern, Donna; Yang, Chao-Yie; Meagher, Jennifer; Stuckey, Jeanne; Wang, Shaomeng

    2013-01-01

    Our previously reported Bcl-2/Bcl-xL inhibitor, 4, effectively inhibited tumor growth but failed to achieve complete regression in vivo. We have now performed extensive modifications on its pyrrole core structure, which has culminated in the discovery of 32 (BM-1074). Compound 32 binds to Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL proteins with Ki values of < 1 nM and inhibits cancer cell growth with IC50 values of 1-2 nM in four small-cell lung cancer cell lines sensitive to potent and specific Bcl-2/Bcl-xL inhibitors. Compound 32 is capable of achieving rapid, complete and durable tumor regression in vivo at a well-tolerated dose-schedule. Compound 32 is the most potent and efficacious Bcl-2/Bcl-xL inhibitor reported to date. PMID:23448298

  8. Strong profiling is not mathematically optimal for discovering rare malfeasors

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    Press, William H

    2008-01-01

    In a large population of individuals labeled j = 1,2,...,N, governments attempt to find the rare malfeasor j = j, (terrorist, for example) by making use of priors p{sub j} that estimate the probability of individual j being a malfeasor. Societal resources for secondary random screening such as airport search or police investigation are concentrated against individuals with the largest priors. They may call this 'strong profiling' if the concentration is at least proportional to p{sub j} for the largest values. Strong profiling often results in higher probability, but otherwise innocent, individuals being repeatedly subjected to screening. They show here that, entirely apart from considerations of social policy, strong profiling is not mathematically optimal at finding malfeasors. Even if prior probabilities were accurate, their optimal use would be only as roughly the geometric mean between a strong profiling and a completely uniform sampling of the population.

  9. Synthetic Studies of Neoclerodane Diterpenes from Salvia divinorum: Identification of a Potent and Centrally Acting μ Opioid Analgesic with Reduced Abuse Liability.

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    Crowley, Rachel Saylor; Riley, Andrew P; Sherwood, Alexander M; Groer, Chad E; Shivaperumal, Nirajmohan; Biscaia, Miguel; Paton, Kelly; Schneider, Sebastian; Provasi, Davide; Kivell, Bronwyn M; Filizola, Marta; Prisinzano, Thomas E

    2016-12-22

    Opioids are widely used to treat millions suffering from pain, but their analgesic utility is limited due to associated side effects. Herein we report the development and evaluation of a chemical probe exhibiting analgesia and reduced opioid-induced side effects. This compound, kurkinorin (5), is a potent and selective μ-opioid receptor (MOR) agonist (EC50 = 1.2 nM, >8000 μ/κ selectivity). 5 is a biased activator of MOR-induced G-protein signaling over β-arrestin-2 recruitment. Metadynamics simulations of 5's binding to a MOR crystal structure suggest energetically preferred binding modes that differ from crystallographic ligands. In vivo studies with 5 demonstrate centrally mediated antinociception, significantly reduced rewarding effects, tolerance, and sedation. We propose that this novel MOR agonist may represent a valuable tool in distinguishing the pathways involved in MOR-induced analgesia from its side effects.

  10. [Lithogenicity and bile acid pattern in choleretic administration (3-n-butoxy-1-phenoxy-propanol: febuprol) in patients with functional right upper quadrant pain].

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    Swobodnik, W; Wechsler, J G; Klüppelberg, U; Janowitz, P; Hutt, V; Ditschuneit, H

    1987-11-01

    10 patients with right upper quadrant pain were treated with a choleretic agent (Febuprol; 3 X 200 mg t. i. d.) and placebo in a cross-over double dummy technique for 16 weeks. Lithogenic index, bile acid profile and serum lipids were determined every 4 weeks. During Febuprol application the clinical symptoms were relieved (0.87 +/- 1.3 vs. 1.39 +/- 0.21 (placebo); p less than 0.05, semiquantitative score). Biliary lithogenicity (1.45 +/- 0.6 vs. 1.09 +/- 0.12; n. s.), bile acid profile and serum lipids showed no statistically significant change, although serum cholesterol levels seemed to fall during Febuprol application.

  11. Kinetics of the gas phase reactions of chlorine atoms with a series of formates

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    Wallington, T. J.; Hurley, M. D.; Haryanto, A.

    2006-12-01

    Relative rate techniques were used to study the reactivity of Cl atoms with a series of formates in 700 Torr of N 2 diluent at 296 K. Rate constants were determined for the following compounds: methyl formate, (1.30 ± 0.13) × 10 -12; ethyl formate, (9.57 ± 1.27) × 10 -12; n-propyl formate, (4.65 ± 0.47) × 10 -11; and n-butyl formate, (1.12 ± 0.14) × 10 -10 cm 3 molecule -1 s -1. These results are consistent with previous relative rate studies but are approximately 20-30% lower than the results from an absolute rate study of the reactivity of chlorine atoms towards esters. Likely explanations for the discrepancy are discussed.

  12. Discovery of a potent and orally available acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase inhibitor as an anti-atherosclerotic agent: (4-phenylcoumarin)acetanilide derivatives.

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    Ogino, Masaki; Fukui, Seiji; Nakada, Yoshihisa; Tokunoh, Ryosuke; Itokawa, Shigekazu; Kakoi, Yuichi; Nishimura, Satoshi; Sanada, Tsukasa; Fuse, Hiromitsu; Kubo, Kazuki; Wada, Takeo; Marui, Shogo

    2011-01-01

    Acyl-CoA: cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) is an intracellular enzyme that catalyzes cholesterol esterification. ACAT inhibitors are expected to be potent therapeutic agents for the treatment of atherosclerosis. A series of potent ACAT inhibitors based on an (4-phenylcoumarin)acetanilide scaffold was identified. Evaluation of the structure-activity relationships of a substituent on this scaffold, with an emphasis on improving the pharmacokinetic profile led to the discovery of 2-[7-chloro-4-(3-chlorophenyl)-6-methyl-2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl]-N-[4-chloro-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]acetamide (23), which exhibited potent ACAT inhibitory activity (IC50=12 nM) and good pharmacokinetic profile in mice. Compound 23 also showed regressive effects on atherosclerotic plaques in apolipoprotein (apo)E knock out (KO) mice at a dose of 0.3 mg/kg per os (p.o.).

  13. Influence of diamond and graphite bonds on mechanical properties of DLC thin films

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    Písařík, Petr; Jelínek, Miroslav; Kocourek, Tomáš; Remsa, Jan; Zemek, Josef; Lukeš, Jaroslav; Šepitka, Josef

    2015-03-01

    Mechanical properties of diamond-like carbon thin films with various ratios of sp3/sp2 bonds were studied. The films were prepared in argon atmosphere (0.25 Pa) by laser deposition method for laser energy densities from 4 J·cm-2 to 14 J·cm-2. The sp2 and sp3 bonds were calculated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Films contained sp3 bonds up to 70 %. Surface properties as roughness and atomic force microscopy topology were measured. Hardness (and reduced Young's modulus) were determined by nanoindentation and reached of 30 GPa (203 GPa). Films adhesion was studied using scratch test and was up to 12 N for biomedical alloy (titanium substrates - Ti-6Al-4V). Relations among deposition conditions and measured properties are presented.

  14. Urban rivers as conveyors of hydrocarbons to sediments of estuarine areas: source characterization, flow rates and mass accumulation.

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    Mauad, Cristiane R; Wagener, Angela de L R; Massone, Carlos G; Aniceto, Mayara da S; Lazzari, Letícia; Carreira, Renato S; Farias, Cássia de O

    2015-02-15

    Aliphatic (n-C12-n-C40, unresolved complex mixture, resolved peaks) and aromatic hydrocarbons (46 PAH) were investigated in suspended particulate matter (SPM) sampled over eleven months in six of the major rivers and two channels of the Guanabara Bay Basin. PAH flow rates of the most contaminated rivers, the contribution to the PAH sediment load of the receiving bay, and the main sources of hydrocarbons were determined. PAH (38) ranged from 28 ng L(-1) to 11,514 ng L(-1). Hydrocarbon typology and statistical evaluation demonstrated contribution of distinct sources in different regions and allowed quantification of these contributions. Total flow rate for the five major rivers amounts to 3 t year(-1) and responds for 30% of the total PAH annual input into the northern area of the Guanabara Bay. For the first time PAH mass deposited in the bay sediments has been estimated and shall serve as base for decision making and source abatement.

  15. 2-[(4-Meth­oxy-2-nitro­phen­yl)imino­meth­yl]phenol

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    Khalaji, Aliakbar Dehno; Nikookar, Mahsa; Fejfarová, Karla; Dušek, Michal

    2012-01-01

    The crystal structure of the title compound, C14H12N2O4, contains four crystallographically independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit. All the mol­ecules have similar conformations; the dihedral angles between the aromatic rings are 33.1 (1), 33.76 (9), 31.41 (9) and 32.56 (10)°. Intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds form S(6) ring motifs in each molecule. In the crystal, there are two pairs of pseudo-inversion-related mol­ecules. Along the c axis, mol­ecules are stacked with π–π inter­actions between the 2-hy­droxy­phenyl and 4-meth­oxy-2-nitro­phenyl rings [centroid–centroid distances = 3.5441 (12)–3.7698 (12) Å]. PMID:22904892

  16. Discovery of a potent, selective, and orally bioavailable histamine H3 receptor antagonist SAR110068 for the treatment of sleep-wake disorders.

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    Gao, Zhongli; Hurst, William J; Czechtizky, Werngard; Francon, Dominique; Griebel, Guy; Nagorny, Raisa; Pichat, Philippe; Schwink, Lothar; Stengelin, Siegfried; Hendrix, James A; George, Pascal G

    2013-11-15

    Previous studies have shown that compound 1 displayed high affinity towards histamine H3 receptor (H3R), (human (h-H3R), K(i)=8.6 nM, rhesus monkey (rh-H3R), K(i)=1.2 nM, and rat (r-H3R), K(i)=16.5 nM), but exhibited high affinity for hERG channel. Herein, we report the discovery of a novel, potent, and highly selective H3R antagonist/inverse agonist 5a(SS) (SAR110068) with acceptable hERG channel selectivity and desirable pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties through lead optimization sequence. The significant awakening effects of 5a(SS) on sleep-wake cycles studied by using EEG recording in rats during their light phase support its potential therapeutic utility in human sleep-wake disorders.

  17. Finding the hypnotic virtuoso--another look: a brief communication.

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    Green, J P; Lynn, S J; Carlson, B W

    1992-04-01

    Student volunteers who scored 9 (N = 20), 10 (N = 19), 11 (N = 26), and 12 (N = 15) on a live-administered Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility (HGSHS:A) of Shor and E. Orne (1962) were retested with the individually administered Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale (SHSS:C) of Weitzenhoffer and Hilgard (1962). There appeared to be a break in HGSHS:A's predictive ability at 11 suggestions passed. Whereas a majority of Ss who passed at least 11 HGSHS:A suggestions retested in SHSS:C "virtuoso" range (i.e., passed at least 11 suggestions), a relatively small percentage of Ss who passed fewer than 11 HGSHS:A suggestions retested as SHSS:C virtuosos. These results are generally consistent with previous research (Register & Kihlstrom, 1986) using a standard taped-recorded HGSHS:A induction.

  18. Magnetic behavior of the neptunium intermetallic compound NpCo2Si2 under high pressure: A Mössbauer study

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    Potzel, W.; Moser, J.; Kalvius, G. M.; de Novion, C. H.; Spirlet, J. C.; Gal, J.

    1981-12-01

    High-pressure Mössbauer studies of 237Np in the tetragonal compound NpCo2Si2 are reported. The pressure dependence of the hyperfine field (Beff), the isomer shift (S), and the Néel temperature (TN) have been measured for pressures up to 35 kbar, at temperatures from 1.4 to 77 K. While Beff remains constant, both S and TN change markedly. The constancy of Beff fits well into the picture of localized 5f moments. The variation of TN is treated within the rigidspin model of Ruderman, Kittel, and Arrott. The prediction of a linear relation between T12N and S is consistent with the reported results.

  19. Bis(2,2-dinitro­prop­yl)formal

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    Liu, Fei; Dai, Huajun; Huang, Zhong; Liu, Yonggang; Kou, Xingming

    2009-01-01

    The complete mol­ecule of the title compound [systematic name: bis(2,2-dinitro­prop­oxy)methane], C7H12N4O10, which was synthesized by the condensation reaction between 2,2-dinitro­propanol and paraformaldehyde in methyl­ene chloride, is generated by crystallographic twofold symmetry with one C atom lying on the rotation axis. In the crystal structure, mol­ecules are linked into chains running parallel to the b axis by inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen-bond inter­actions, generating rings of graph-set motif R 2 2(14). PMID:21582607

  20. CROSS-DISCIPLINARY PHYSICS AND RELATED AREAS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A Novel Method for the Initial-Condition Estimation of a Tent Map

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    Chen, Xi; Gao, Yong; Yang, Yuan

    2009-07-01

    Based on the connection between the tent map and the saw tooth map or Bernoulli map, a novel method for the initial-condition estimation of the tent map is presented. In the method, firstly the symbolic sequence generated from the tent map is converted to the forms obtained from the saw tooth map and Bernoulli map, and then the relationship between the symbolic sequence and the initial condition of the tent map can be obtained from the initial-condition estimation equations, which can be easily obtained, hence the estimation of the tent map can be achieved finally. The method is computationally simple and the error of the estimator is less than 1/2N. The method is verified by software simulation.

  1. Sensory Adapted Dental Environments to Enhance Oral Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

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    Cermak, Sharon A.; Stein Duker, Leah I.; Williams, Marian E.; Dawson, Michael E.; Lane, Christianne J.; Polido, José C.

    2015-01-01

    This pilot and feasibility study examined the impact of a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE) to reduce distress, sensory discomfort, and perception of pain during oral prophylaxis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants were 44 children ages 6-12 (n=22 typical, n=22 ASD). In an experimental crossover design, each participant underwent two professional dental cleanings, one in a regular dental environment (RDE) and one in a SADE, administered in a randomized and counterbalanced order three to four months apart. Outcomes included measures of physiological anxiety, behavioral distress, pain intensity, and sensory discomfort. Both groups exhibited decreased physiological anxiety and reported lower pain and sensory discomfort in the SADE condition compared to RDE, indicating a beneficial effect of the SADE. PMID:25931290

  2. The effects of Bi4Ti3O12 interfacial ferroelectric layer on the dielectric properties of Au/n-Si structures

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    Gökçen, Muharrem; Yıldırım, Mert

    2015-06-01

    Au/n-Si metal-semiconductor (MS) and Au/Bi4Ti3O12/n-Si metal-ferroelectric-semiconductor (MFS) structures were fabricated and admittance measurements were held between 5 kHz and 1 MHz at room temperature so that dielectric properties of these structures could be investigated. The ferroelectric interfacial layer Bi4Ti3O12 decreased the polarization voltage by providing permanent dipoles at metal/semiconductor interface. Depending on different mechanisms, dispersion behavior was observed in dielectric constant, dielectric loss and loss tangent versus bias voltage plots of both MS and MFS structures. The real and imaginary parts of complex modulus of MFS structure take smaller values than those of MS structure, because permanent dipoles in ferroelectric layer cause a large spontaneous polarization mechanism. While the dispersion in AC conductivity versus frequency plots of MS structure was observed at high frequencies, for MFS structure it was observed at lower frequencies.

  3. Baryon-meson mass inequality

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    Nussinov, S.

    1983-12-05

    It is suggested that the inequality m/sub B/>(3/2)m/sub M/ is a rigorous result in quantum chromodynamics. The analog for a (q/sub 1/. . .q/sub N/) baryon in SU(N) is m/sub B/>((1/2)N)m/sub M/. The inequality is proved for weak coupling and a version of the strong-coupling expansion where a separation H/sub q//sub 1/q/sub 2/q/sub 3/ = H/sub 12/+H/sub 23/+H/sub 31/ of the problem can be achieved. Implications for quantum chromodynamics and composite models are briefly discussed.

  4. Three-Dimensional Material Properties of Composites with S2-Glass Fibers or Ductile Hybrid Fabric

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-01-13

    5 Figure ence of mat n PU Renca s of 2.81 cm s of 2.54 cm shows all n hat materia ar strength 0.8 0.9 1 1.1 1.2 N or m al iz ed St re ng th R es...and 1.91 .). ormalized l thickness d modulus for 3.81 c Value = 3.27 @ Value = 2.91 @ Materia m retrieved not a criti -of-plane st ied the out...h of Materia rocedure is gth (SC-15 ested at 21 strengths of results of M r to the resu terial 5, and tiffness resu low for an 1.91 cm y Sxy SCx

  5. Crustal structure of the Churchill-Superior boundary zone between 80 and 98 deg W longitude from Magsat anomaly maps and stacked passes

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    Hall, D. H.; Millar, T. W.; Noble, I. A.

    1985-01-01

    A modeling technique using spherical shell elements and equivalent dipole sources has been applied to Magsat signatures at the Churchill-Superior boundary in Manitoba, Ontario, and Ungava. A large satellite magnetic anomaly (12 nT amplitude) on POGO and Magsat maps near the Churchill-Superior boundary was found to be related to the Richmond Gulf aulacogen. The averaged crustal magnetization in the source region is 5.2 A/m. Stacking of the magnetic traces from Magsat passes reveals a magnetic signature (10 nT amplitude) at the Churchill-Superior boundary in an area studied between 80 deg W and 98 deg W. Modeling suggests a steplike thickening of the crust on the Churchill side of the boundary in a layer with a magnetization of 5 A/m. Signatures on aeromagnetic maps are also found in the source areas for both of these satellite anomalies.

  6. Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits.

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    1985-10-01

    q0 .’P ~ 9 P m =1.2.....n (4.29) Trp =0 q=O P.’.,Q where C,, is defined by sin x cos IX n-1 _ = C,, cosP 0 n =1.2.... (4.30)sin w-Ir p = and Iqp is...8217 ,,,’’, 73 C 30 = 1- /z + 2a2 C 31 = 0 2 + 4o10(2 C 32 = 2al C40 = -- 2 - 2a, + 2a,2 + 4ar1’ C 41 = -2*2 + 4ao1f2 + 12aIa2 C42 = 2a2 + 12a1 ay C 43 = 4a3 C50

  7. Differential pulse voltammetric determination of nanomolar concentrations of antiviral drug acyclovir at polymer film modified glassy carbon electrode.

    PubMed

    Dorraji, Parisa S; Jalali, Fahimeh

    2016-04-01

    An electrochemical sensor for the sensitive detection of acyclovir was developed by the electropolymerization of Eriochrome black T at a pretreated glassy carbon electrode. The surface morphology of the modified electrode was characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy. Under the optimized conditions, a significant electrochemical improvement was observed toward the electrooxidation of acyclovir on the modified electrode surface relative to the unmodified electrode. The detection limit of 12 nM and two linear calibration ranges of 0.03-0.3 μM and 0.3-1.5 μM were obtained for acyclovir determination using a differential pulse voltammetric method in acetate buffer (0.1 M, pH 4.0). Real sample studies were carried out in human blood serum and pharmaceutical formulations, which offered good recovery (98-102%). The electrode showed excellent reproducibility, selectivity and antifouling effects.

  8. Data Base Development for Ship Readiness Analyses

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    1984-11-01

    2055-2154 12 n n n 7612 II 7703 n 7706 n 7709 n 7712 n 7803 n 7806 n 7809 n 7812 n 7903 n 7906 n 7909 n 7912 n 8003 n 8006 n 8009 n...11 11 I. « n 7909 701-750 ’ n n n n 79^2 751-800 " .11 - " 8003 801-850 II II I. 11 n...7906 m II 7909 m n 7912 m n 8003 m n 8006 ■*. n 8009 » n 8012 IT n 8103 II n 8106 II n 8109 n n 8112 n n 8203 n n n 8206 n n II 8209 n n

  9. Hydraulic Property and Soil Textural Classification Measurements for Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    Ebel, Brian A.; Nimmo, John R.

    2010-01-01

    This report presents particle size analysis, field-saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements, and qualitative descriptions of surficial materials at selected locations at Rainier Mesa, Nevada. Measurements and sample collection were conducted in the Rainier Mesa area, including unconsolidated sediments on top of the mesa, an ephemeral wash channel near the mesa edge, and dry U12n tunnel pond sediments below the mesa. Particle size analysis used a combination of sieving and optical diffraction techniques. Field-saturated hydraulic conductivity measurements employed a single-ring infiltrometer with analytical formulas that correct for falling head and spreading outside the ring domain. These measurements may prove useful to current and future efforts at Rainier Mesa aimed at understanding infiltration and its effect on water fluxes and radionuclide transport in the unsaturated zone.

  10. Crystal structure of (E)-2-{[(6-meth­oxy-1,3-benzo­thia­zol-2-yl)imino]­meth­yl}phenol

    PubMed Central

    Hijji, Yousef; Barare, Belygona; Wairia, Gilbert; Butcher, Ray J.; Wikaira, Jan

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C15H12N2O2S, crystallizes in the ortho­rhom­bic space group Pna21, with two mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit (Z′ = 2). Each mol­ecule consists of a 2-hy­droxy Schiff base moiety linked through a spacer to a 2-amino­benzo­thia­zole moiety. Each mol­ecule contains an intra­molecular hydrogen bond between the –OH group and imine N atom, forming a six-membered ring. The two independent molecules are linked by a pair of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming dimers with an R 2 2(20) ring motif. These dimers are further lined into sheets in the ab plane by weak inter­molecular C—H⋯N inter­actions. The structure was refined as an inversion twin PMID:26029397

  11. Isospin decomposition of γNN* transitions within a dynamical coupled-channels model

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    Kamano, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, S. X.; Lee, T. -S. H.; Sato, T.

    2016-07-07

    Here, by extending the dynamical coupled-channels analysis performed in our previous work to include the available data of photoproduction of pi mesons off neutrons, the transition amplitudes for the photoexcitation of the neutron-to-nucleon resonances, γn → N*, at the resonance pole positions are determined. The combined fits to the data for both the proton- and neutron-target reactions also revise our results for the resonance pole positions and the γp → N* transition amplitudes. Our results allow an isospin decomposition of the γN → N* transition amplitudes for the isospin I = 1/2 N* resonances, which is necessary for testing hadron structure models and gives crucial inputs for constructing models of neutrino-induced reactions in the nucleon resonance region.

  12. Design and development of magnetorheological fluid-based passive actuator.

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    Shokrollahi, Elnaz; Price, Karl; Drake, James M; Goldenberg, Andrew A

    2015-08-01

    We present the design and experimental validation of a magnetorheological (MR) fluid-based passive actuator for tele-robotic bone biopsy procedures. With Finite Element Method Magnet (FEMM) software, the required uniform magnetic field circuit design was simulated. An 1100 turn 24 AWG copper wire coil wrapped around a magnetic core was used to create a magnetic field. The field strength was measured with a Hall effect sensor, and compared to the simulation. The maximum magnetic field flux produced by a constant current of 1.4 A was 0.2 T, similar to the simulation results. A series of quasi-static experiments were conducted to characterize the forces generated by the MR fluid-based actuator under various currents up to 12 N. An analytical model was developed to validate the measurements from the passive actuator.

  13. Biologically inspired polymer microfibers with spatulate tips as repeatable fibrillar adhesives

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    Kim, Seok; Sitti, Metin

    2006-12-01

    Being inspired by gecko foot hairs, microfibers with flat spatulate tips are proposed as repeatable adhesives. They are fabricated by molding a master template fabricated using deep reactive ion etching and the notching effect. Fabricated polyurethane fiber arrays with 4.5μm fiber and 9μm tip diameter demonstrated macroscale adhesion pressures up to 18N/cm2 and overall work of adhesion up to 11J/m2 on a 6mm diameter glass hemisphere for a preload pressure of 12N/cm2. These results show around four times higher adhesion and five times higher overall work of adhesion as compared to the flat polyurethane surface.

  14. Selectively catalytic micro- and nanocrystals of metal-organic framework [Co(4-bpdh)(HIA)]∝

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    Ye, Jing; Gou, Yongxia; Xu, Zhen-Liang; Xu, Haitao

    2015-03-01

    Metal-organic framework micro-crystals [Co(4-bpdh)(HIA)]∝ (1Co), crystallized in the monoclinic system (space group P12/n1, a=10.0009(16) Å, b=15.472(3) Å, c=18.563(3) Å, β=91.81(0)°, and Z=4), were controllably synthesized through the adjustment of the solvent system. The Co2+ ion center located in a six-coordinated environment combined with 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid (HIA) to produce ladder-like structures, which again linked with 2,5-bis(4-pyridyl)-3,4-diaza-2,4-hxadiene (4-bpdh) to yield a double-layer network. Micro-crystals 1Co exhibited selectively oxidation-catalytic properties for the degradation of methyl orange (conversion 90%) owing to ligand to metal charge transfer. Our work determined that the synthesized catalyst is not only highly selective for degradation of organic dyes, but also very efficient.

  15. Development of new deoxycytidine kinase inhibitors and non-invasive in vivo evaluation using Positron Emission Tomography

    PubMed Central

    Murphy, Jennifer M.; Armijo, Amanda L.; Nomme, Julian; Lee, Chi Hang; Smith, Quentin A.; Li, Zheng; Campbell, Dean O.; Liao, Hsiang-I; Nathanson, David A.; Austin, Wayne R.; Lee, Jason T.; Darvish, Ryan; Wei, Liu; Wang, Jue; Su, Ying; Damoiseaux, Robert; Sadeghi, Saman; Phelps, Michael E.; Herschman, Harvey R.; Czernin, Johannes; Alexandrova, Anastassia N.; Jung, Michael E.; Lavie, Arnon; Radu, Caius G.

    2013-01-01

    Combined inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase and deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) in multiple cancer cell lines depletes deoxycytidine triphosphate pools leading to DNA replication stress, cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Evidence implicating dCK in cancer cell proliferation and survival stimulated our interest in developing small molecule dCK inhibitors. Following a high throughput screen of a diverse chemical library, a structure-activity relationship study was carried out. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using 18F-L-1-(2′-deoxy-2′-FluoroArabinofuranosyl) Cytosine (18F-L-FAC), a dCK-specific substrate, was used to rapidly rank lead compounds based on their ability to inhibit dCK activity in vivo. Evaluation of a subset of the most potent compounds in cell culture (IC50 = ∼1 – 12 nM) using the 18F-L-FAC PET pharmacodynamic assay identified compounds demonstrating superior in vivo efficacy. PMID:23947754

  16. Dicarbon­yl(hexa­methyl­ene-1,3,5,7-tetra­mine-κN 1)(η5-penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dien­yl)iron(II) tetra­fluoridoborate

    PubMed Central

    M’thiruaine, Cyprian M.; Friedrich, Holger B.; Changamu, Evans O.; Fernandes, Manuel A.

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, [Fe(C10H15)(C6H12N4)(CO)2]BF4, the arrangement around the FeII atom corresponds to a three-legged piano stool. The penta­methyl­cyclo­penta­dienyl (Cp*) ligand occupies three coordination sites, while two CO ligands and one N atom of the hexa­methyl­ene­tetra­mine ligand occupy the remaining coordination sites, completing a pseudo-octahedral geometry. Both the complex cation and the BF4 − anion reside on crystallographic mirror planes. The Fe—N bond length is 2.069 (2) and the Fe—Cp*(centroid) distance is 1.7452 (3) Å. PMID:22807762

  17. The Norwegian Labour Inspectorate's Registry for Work-Related Diseases: data from 2006.

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    Samant, Yogindra; Parker, David; Wergeland, Ebba; Wannag, Axel

    2008-01-01

    The Norwegian Labour Inspectorates (NLI's) Registry for Work-Related Diseases was established in 1920. Based on the principle of sentinel health events (SHE), its central purpose is to provide information to the NLI to enable workplace interventions and the prevention of hazardous exposures. Although physicians are required to report work-related diseases to the NLI, only 3% did so in 2006. There were 3392 cases of work-related diseases reported to the NLI by 561 physicians in 2006. Diseases of the ear (noise-induced hearing loss) comprised 59% (n=1987) of the cases, while 12% (n=398) of the cases were attributed to the diseases of the respiratory system and 7% (n =239) were diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. Despite limitations, the registry continues to inform NLI's prevention strategies, supplements data concerning work-environment surveillance, and provides impetus for epidemiological studies.

  18. Measurements on atmospheric trace species at Mt. Kwanak, the southern suburb of Seoul, Korea

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    Lee, Gangwoong; Lee, Dong Soo; Kim, Kyung-Ryul

    1996-12-31

    Although there has been increasing awareness of the photochemical pollution in Seoul, comprehensive scientific studies are too sparse to understand behaviors and interactions of photochemically reactive species. To extend our knowledge on chemical characteristics of atmosphere in Seoul, we made concurrent measurements of various atmospheric trace species and meteorological parameters in the campus of Seoul National University on the high foot of Mt. Kwanak, from 22 November to 2 December 1995. Among them are reactive atmospheric trace gases (NO, NO{sub 2}, O{sub 3}, SO{sub 2}, HNO{sub 3}, HCl, Formic acid), water-soluble ions of aerosols (Cl{sup -}, NO{sub 3}{sup -}, SO{sub 4}{sup 2-}, NH{sup +}{sub 4} Na{sup +}), and conservative trace gases (CH{sub 4}, CO{sub 2}, CFC-11, CFC-12, N{sub 2}O).

  19. Bis(1,3-dimethyl-1,3-diazinan-2-one)dinitratodioxidouranium(VI)

    PubMed Central

    Suzuki, Tomoya; Kawasaki, Takeshi; Ikeda, Yasuhisa

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, [U(NO3)2O2(C6H12N2O)2], exhibits a hexa­gonal–bipyramidal geometry around the UVI ion, which is situated on an inversion centre and coordinated by two oxide ligands in the axial positions, and four O atoms from two bidentate NO3 − and two O atoms from two 1,3-dimethyl-1,3-diazinan-2-one (DMPU) ligands in the equatorial plane. These ligands are located in trans positions. The –(CH2)3– moiety in the DMPU ligand is disordered over two positions in a 0.786 (11):0.214 (11) ratio. PMID:21522544

  20. Neutron and gamma irradiation damage to organic materials.

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    White, Gregory Von, II; Bernstein, Robert

    2012-04-01

    This document discusses open literature reports which investigate the damage effects of neutron and gamma irradiation on polymers and/or epoxies - damage refers to reduced physical chemical, and electrical properties. Based on the literature, correlations are made for an SNL developed epoxy (Epon 828-1031/DDS) with an expected total fast-neutron fluence of {approx}10{sup 12} n/cm{sup 2} and a {gamma} dosage of {approx}500 Gy received over {approx}30 years at < 200 C. In short, there are no gamma and neutron irradiation concerns for Epon 828-1031/DDS. To enhance the fidelity of our hypotheses, in regards to radiation damage, we propose future work consisting of simultaneous thermal/irradiation (neutron and gamma) experiments that will help elucidate any damage concerns at these specified environmental conditions.

  1. Dynamic study of rectally absorbed ammonia in liver cirrhosis using (13N)ammonia and a positron camera

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    Koen, H.; Okuda, K.; Musha, H.; Tateno, Y.; Fukuda, N.; Matsumoto, T.; Shisido, F.; Rikitake, T,; Iinuma, T.; Kurisu, A.; Arimizu, N.

    1980-11-01

    (13N)Ammonia produced by the cyclotron was instilled intrarectally in patients with cirrhosis and other liver diseases to study the turnover of rectally absorbed (12N)ammonia. In the control, (13N)ammonia was absorbed quickly and visualized the liver, whereas in patients with cirrhosis, the lungs and heart were first visualized, and 13N activity over the head was also higher. It was suggested that a large proportion of absorbed (13N)ammonia bypassed hepatocytes and reached peripheral tissues in cirrhosis. The heart/liver ratio of 13N and 13N over the head were correlated with various indices of portal hypertension. The relative proportion of nonammonia 13N metabolites in blood was lower at 5 and 15 min after administration in cirrhosis, suggesting a reduced capacity of the liver to remove and metabolize ammonia.

  2. The role of minerals in the thermal alteration of organic matter. IV - Generation of n-alkanes, acyclic isoprenoids, and alkenes in laboratory experiments

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    Huizinga, Bradley J.; Tannenbaum, Eli; Kaplan, Isaac R.

    1987-05-01

    The effect of common sedimentary minerals (illite, Na-montmorillonite, or calcite) under different water concentrations on the generation and release of n-alkanes, acyclic isoprenoids, and select alkenes from oil-prone kerogens was investigated. Matrices containing Green River Formation kerogen or Monterey Formation kerogen, alone or in the presence of minerals, were heated at 200 or 300 C for periods of up to 1000 hours, and the pyrolysis products were analyzed. The influence of the first two clay minerals was found to be critically dependent on the water content. Under the dry pyrolysis conditions, both minerals significantly reduced alkene formation; the C12+ n-alkanes and acyclic isoprenoids were mostly destroyed by montmorillonite, but underwent only minor alteration with illite. Under hydrous conditions (mineral/water of 2/1), the effects of both minerals were substantially reduced. Calcite had no significant effect on the thermal evolution of the hydrocarbons.

  3. Word Frequency Analysis MOS: 17C. Skill Levels 1 & 2.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1981-05-01

    rVERLAPPING 5 OVERLAY 3 nVT’LAYS 7 nVERWATCH 6 OWN 23 P I Ph 7 P AC IN W- PACKAGES I PAr.KET I P vily 77 P AGE LQ PArFS 2 PAIN I PAI4T I PAIPNTED 1...rntJNII wnRp𔃻 COUNT? WORD2 CC ON T3 w~p n 3 rrIuNTA WCR04 2 OVERt APPINr. 2 nYPFRUATCH 2 PACING > P VErGEc-S - 2 PAIN 2 PAIR p AAPER I PITIL 2 P ARTI...CLOSING 13 GROI )ND 13 -SiRVT 13 S~TPS 13 SWITCH 12 nOIST ANCE 12 14VIGHT d 12 LOCATIOn4 12 NCTE 17 PFrIL It1 PrSTITI nN 11 AN it APPROPRIATE 11 AREA

  4. Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structure of 2-amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]pyran-3-carbonitrile

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    Sharma, S.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, Rajni; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-01

    2-Amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]pyran-3-carbonitrile, C16H12N2O3 is synthesized via one-pot multi-component reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique The crystals are monoclinic, a = 10.7357(12), b = 8.7774(8), c = 15.0759(16) Å, β = 103.575(11)°, Z = 4, sp. gr. P21/ n, R = 0.0551 for 1696 observed reflections. The crystal structure is stabilized by N-H···N, C-H···O, and C-H···π interactions.

  5. One-loop supergravity on AdS4 × S 7/ℤ k and comparison with ABJM theory

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    Liu, James T.; Zhao, Wenli

    2016-11-01

    The large- N limit of ABJM theory is holographically dual to M-theory on AdS4 × S 7/ℤ k . The 3-sphere partition function has been obtained via localization, and its leading behavior F ABJM (0) ˜ k 1/2 N 3/2 is exactly reproduced in the dual theory by tree-level supergravity. We extend this comparison to the sub-leading {O}({N}^0) order by computing the one-loop supergravity free energy as a function of k and comparing it with the ABJM result. Curiously, we find that the expressions do not match, with F SUGRA (1) ˜ k 6, while F ABJM (1) ˜ k 2. This suggests that the low-energy approximation Z M-theory = Z SUGRA breaks down at one-loop order.

  6. Crystal structure of 1-benzyl-4-formyl-1H-pyrrole-3-carb­oxamide

    PubMed Central

    Zhong, Qi-Di; Hu, Sheng-Quan; Yan, Hong

    2016-01-01

    In the title compound, C13H12N2O2 (I), the mean planes of the pyrrole and benzyl rings are approximately perpendicular, forming a dihedral angle of 87.07 (4) °. There is an intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bond forming an S(7) ring motif. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via a pair of N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds forming inversion dimers. C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the dimers into chains along direction [10-1]. The chains are further linked by weak C—H⋯π inter­actions forming layers parallel to the ac plane. PMID:26958371

  7. Control of friction at the nanoscale

    DOEpatents

    Barhen, Jacob; Braiman, Yehuda Y.; Protopopescu, Vladimir

    2010-04-06

    Methods and apparatus are described for control of friction at the nanoscale. A method of controlling frictional dynamics of a plurality of particles using non-Lipschitzian control includes determining an attribute of the plurality of particles; calculating an attribute deviation by subtracting the attribute of the plurality of particles from a target attribute; calculating a non-Lipschitzian feedback control term by raising the attribute deviation to a fractionary power .xi.=(2m+1)/(2n+1) where n=1, 2, 3 . . . and m=0, 1, 2, 3 . . . , with m strictly less than n and then multiplying by a control amplitude; and imposing the non-Lipschitzian feedback control term globally on each of the plurality of particles; imposing causes a subsequent magnitude of the attribute deviation to be reduced.

  8. Optical interferometry at the Heisenberg limit with twin Fock states and parity measurements

    SciTech Connect

    Campos, R. A.; Gerry, Christopher C.; Benmoussa, A.

    2003-08-01

    Holland and Burnett [Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 1355 (1993)] have argued that twin Fock states of equal photon number N injected at both input ports of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer lead to phase measurements with accuracies approaching the Heisenberg limit {delta}{phi}{sub HL}=1/(2N). However, the method of phase detection suggested by those authors, obtaining the difference of the photocurrents at the output ports of the interferometer, is not sensitive to the phase difference between the two interferometer paths; in fact, the photocurrent vanishes. In this paper we show that the use of parity measurements on just one of the output modes not only is sensitive to the phase difference but that the sensitivity approaches the Heisenberg limit for large N.

  9. Fabrication of Poly (methyl methacrylate) and Poly(vinyl alcohol) Thin Film Capacitors on Flexible Substrates

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    Salim, Bindu; Meenaa Pria KNJ, Jaisree; Alagappan, M.; Kandaswamy, A.

    2015-11-01

    Flexible electronics is becoming more popular with introduction of more and more organic conducting materials and processes for making thin films. The use of polymers as gate dielectric has over ruled the usage of conventional inorganic oxides in Organic Thin Film Transistors (OTFTs) on account of its solution process ability and ease of making highly insulating thin film. In this work Capacitance is fabricated with polymeric dielectrics namely poly (methyl methacrylate) - PMMA and poly (vinyl alcohol) - PVA. The electrodes used for these capacitors are Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Aluminium. Capacitance value of 9.5nF/cm2 and 33.12nF/cm2 is achieved for thickness of 510 nm of PMMA and 80 nm of PVA respectively. This study on capacitance can be used for assessing the suitability of these polymers as gate insulators in OTFTs.

  10. Powder X-ray investigation of 4,4′-diisocyano-3,3′-dimethyl­biphen­yl

    PubMed Central

    Rukiah, Mwaffak; Al-Ktaifani, Mahmoud

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C16H12N2, was investigated in a powder diffraction study and its structure refined utilizing the Rietveld Method. The mol­ecule has approximate C2 symmetry. The dihedral angle between the rings is 25.6 (7)°. The crystal packing is consolidated by weak C—H⋯C N hydrogen-bond-like contacts, which lead to the formation of a three-dimensional network. Further stabilization of the crystal structure is achived by weak non-covalent π–π inter­actions between aromatic rings, with a centroid–centroid distance of 3.839 (8) Å. PMID:23476590

  11. Crystal chemistry of the natural vanadium bronzes

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    Evans, H.T.; Hughes, J.M.

    1990-01-01

    The crystal chemistry of the natural vanadium bronze minerals is reviewed on the basis of published information and new studies (mainly by X-ray powder-diffraction methods) using type material wherever possible. The known V bronze minerals are divided into three categories: 1) the hewettite group, 2) the straczekite group, 3) other structure types including navajoite, schubnelite, fervanite, shcherbinaite, bannermanite, and melanovanadite. All known structures associated with the fibrous V bronzes (fiber spacing 3.6 A??) can be considered as various lateral linkages (into sheets or networks) of only two types of polyvanadate chains: 1) a divanadate chain (V2O6)n consisting of alternating square pyramids, and 2) a tetravanadate chain (V4O12)n consisting of four highly condensed single octahedral chains. -from Authors

  12. Study on mild and severe wear of 7075 aluminum alloys by high-speed wire electrical discharge machining

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    Xu, Jinkai; Qiu, Rongxian; Xia, Kui; Wang, Zhichao; Xu, Lining; Yu, Huadong

    2017-01-01

    The recast and the carbon layers were fabricated on 7075Al alloys surface by the high-speed wire electrical discharge machining (HS-WEDM) technologyunder various working parameters. The mechanical properties and friction behaviors of the layers were investigated by UMT. 7075 Al alloys were used to do dry sliding wear tests on a pin-ondisk wear tester at room temperature under various contact pressures. 7075 Al alloys had almost the same wear regularity as a function of sliding velocity and rated frequency. The hardness of recast layer was improved. And this method can enhance durability of 7075 Al alloy effectively.The transition to severe wear occurred at a higher load (12N) for asmachined samples, compared with 7075 matrix (9N), the as-machined samples exhibited lower wear rates within the tested loading range.

  13. The Swarm Initial Field Model for the 2014 Geomagnetic Field

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    Olsen, Nils; Hulot, Gauthier; Lesur, Vincent; Finlay, Christopher C.; Beggan, Ciaran; Chulliat, Arnaud; Sabaka, Terence J.; Floberghagen, Rune; Friis-Christensen, Eigil; Haagmans, Roger

    2015-01-01

    Data from the first year of ESA's Swarm constellation mission are used to derive the Swarm Initial Field Model (SIFM), a new model of the Earth's magnetic field and its time variation. In addition to the conventional magnetic field observations provided by each of the three Swarm satellites, explicit advantage is taken of the constellation aspect by including east-west magnetic intensity gradient information from the lower satellite pair. Along-track differences in magnetic intensity provide further information concerning the north-south gradient. The SIFM static field shows excellent agreement (up to at least degree 60) with recent field models derived from CHAMP data, providing an initial validation of the quality of the Swarm magnetic measurements. Use of gradient data improves the determination of both the static field and its secular variation, with the mean misfit for east-west intensity differences between the lower satellite pair being only 0.12 nT.

  14. Callous-unemotional traits are associated with deficits in recognizing complex emotions in preadolescent children.

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    Sharp, Carla; Vanwoerden, Salome; Van Baardewijk, Y; Tackett, J L; Stegge, H

    2015-06-01

    The aims of the current study were to show that the affective component of psychopathy (callous-unemotional traits) is related to deficits in recognizing emotions over and above other psychopathy dimensions and to show that this relationship is driven by a specific deficit in recognizing complex emotions more so than basic emotions. The authors administered the Child Eyes Test to assess emotion recognition in a community sample of preadolescent children between the ages of 10 and 12 (N = 417; 53.6% boys). The task required children to identify a broad array of emotions from photographic stimuli depicting the eye region of the face. Stimuli were then divided into complex or basic emotions. Results demonstrated a unique association between callous-unemotional traits and complex emotions, with weaker associations with basic emotion recognition, over and above other dimensions of psychopathy.

  15. Baryonic Spectroscopy at BESIII

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    Liu, Fang

    Based on 106 million Ψ(3686) events collected with BESIII detector at BEPCII, some results on excited baryons from the partial wave analysis are presented. In the decay of ψ(3686) to pbar{p}π 0, two new baryonic excited states, Jpc = 1/2 + N(2300) and Jpc = 5/2 - N(2570) are significant, and additional 5 well known N* excited states are observed. In ψ(3686) to pbar{p}η , an excited-nucleon state N(1535) is dominant. In ψ(3686) to K - Λ bar{Ξ} + + c.c., two hyperons Ξ(1690) and Ξ(1820) are observed. In ψ(3686) to Λ bar{Σ }π + c.c., some excited strange baryons bar{Λ }* and Σ* are measured on the Σ+π- and Λπ- mass spectra.

  16. Flight Engineer, Performance Qualified Career Ladder, AFS 113XOC.

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    1983-06-01

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  17. The temperature-dependent single-crystal Raman spectroscopy of a model dipeptide: L-Alanyl-L-alanine.

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    Silva, J G; Arruda, L M; Pinheiro, G S; Lima, C L; Melo, F E A; Ayala, A P; Filho, J Mendes; Freire, P T C

    2015-09-05

    A single-crystal of peptide L-alanyl-L-alanine (C6H12N2O3) was studied by Raman spectroscopy at low-temperature, and a tentative assignment of the normal modes was given. Evidence of a second order structural phase transition was found through Raman spectroscopy between the temperatures of 80K and 60K. Group theory considerations suggest that the transition leads the sample from the tetragonal to a monoclinic structure. Additionally, our study suggests that the mechanism for the structural phase transition is governed by the occupation of non-equivalent C1 local symmetry sites by the CH3 molecular groups. Analysis based on group theory suggests L-alanyl-L-alanine presents C2 symmetry at low temperatures.

  18. Oxygen-isotope effect on the In-plane penetration depth in underdoped La2-xSrxCuO4 single crystals

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    Hofer; Conder; Sasagawa; Zhao; Willemin; Keller; Kishio

    2000-05-01

    We report measurements of the oxygen-isotope effect (OIE) on the in-plane penetration depth lambda(ab)(0) in underdoped La2-xSrxCuO4 single crystals. A highly sensitive magnetic torque sensor with a resolution of Deltatau approximately 10(-12) N m was used for the magnetic measurements on microcrystals with a mass of approximately 10 &mgr;g. The OIE on lambda(-2)(ab)(0) is found to be -10(2)% for x = 0.080 and -8(1)% for x = 0.086. It arises mainly from the oxygen-mass dependence of the in-plane effective mass m(*)(ab). The present results suggest that lattice vibrations are important for the occurrence of high temperature superconductivity.

  19. Crystal structure of iso-butyl-ammonium hydrogen oxalate hemihydrate.

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    Dziuk, Błażej; Zarychta, Bartosz; Ejsmont, Krzysztof

    2014-11-01

    In the title hydrated mol-ecular salt, C4H12N(+)·C2HO4 (-)·0.5H2O, the O atom of the water mol-ecule lies on a crystallographic twofold axis. The dihedral angle between the CO2 and CO2H planes of the anion is 18.47 (8)°. In the crystal, the anions are connected to each other by strong near-linear O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The water mol-ecules are located between the chains of anions and iso-butyl-amine cations; their O atoms participate as donors and acceptors, respectively, in O-H⋯O and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which form channels (dimensions = 4.615 and 3.387 Å) arranged parallel to [010].

  20. Crystal structure of 2-phenyl-ethyl-amin-ium 4-nitro-phenolate monohydrate.

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    Sowmya, N Swarna; Sampathkrishnan, S; Sudhahar, S; Kumar, R Mohan; Chakkaravarthi, G

    2014-12-01

    In the title hydrated mol-ecular salt, C8H12N(+)·C6H4NO3 (-)·H2O, the conformation of the side chain in the cation is anti [C-C-C-N = 179.62 (12)°] and the dihedral angle between the aromatic ring and the nitro group in the anion is 3.34 (11)°. In the crystal, the components are linked by O-H⋯O and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, generating (10-1) sheets, which feature R 4 (4)(21) loops. The sheets inter-act by weak aromatic π-π stacking inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.896 (3) Å], forming a three-dimensional network.

  1. Uranium in the Poison Basin area, Carbon County, Wyoming - a preliminary report

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    Vine, James D.; Prichard, George E.

    1953-01-01

    Uranium minerals were found on October 15, 1953, about seven miles west of Baggs in the Browns Park formation of the Poison Basin area, Carbon County, Wyo. The occurrences extend over an area of at least several square miles in secs. 4 and 5, T. 12 N., R. 92 W., and secs. 32 and 33, T. 13 N., R. 92 W. Uranophane-bearing sandstones contain as much as 3.21 percent uranium in select samples. The occurrences cannot be evaluated because their dimensions and average grade have not been determined. The presence of uranium, however, is significant because it indicates that uranium deposits may be present in the Browns Park formation and also in the underlying formations unconformably overlapped by the Browns Park.

  2. N'-[1-(2,4-Dioxo-3,4-dihydro-2H-1-benzopyran-3-yl-idene)eth-yl]thiophene-2-carbo-hydrazide.

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    Helliwell, Madeleine; Nasiopoulou, Despina A; Harris, Philip A; Kotali, Antigoni; Joule, John A

    2011-04-01

    The title compound, C(16)H(12)N(2)O(4)S, was obtained by the condensation of 3-acetyl-4-hy-droxy-coumarin with thien-2-ylcarbonyl hydrazide. The pyran ring adopts a 2,4-dione tautomeric form. The benzopyran ring system is almost coplanar with the thio-phene ring [dihedral angle 0.9 (2)°]. The exocyclic C=C double bond has an E geometry. The mol-ecular conformation is stabilized by an intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bond. In the crystal, inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into chains along the a axis.

  3. Development of a NiO target for the production of 11C at ISAC/TRIUMF

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    Bricault, Pierre G.; Ames, Friedhelm; Dombsky, Marik; Kunz, Peter; Lassen, Jens; Mjøs, Anders; Wong, John

    2016-01-01

    High intensity 11C beams are necessary for the investigation of the formation of 12C via the nuclear reaction 11C(p, γ)12N → 12C + e+ + ν. The production of intense carbon beams on-line is quite challenging due to the thermodynamic properties and chemical reactivity of carbon at high temperatures. A previous attempt, using a medical isotope cyclotron production method in batch mode, was not conclusive. The intensity obtained was at least one order of magnitude too low for a direct proton capture experiment using the DRAGON facility at ISAC/TRIUMF. Producing a 11C beams using the ISOL method requires a target capable of efficiently releasing the carbon isotopes. NiO has been selected as a target material because most of the nickel carbides are not stable at high temperature. The development of carbon beams using a composite NiO/Ni target on-line is described.

  4. Isospin decomposition of γN→N* transitions within a dynamical coupled-channels model

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    Kamano, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, S. X.; Lee, T. -S. H.; ...

    2016-07-07

    Here, by extending the dynamical coupled-channels analysis performed in our previous work to include the available data of photoproduction of pi mesons off neutrons, the transition amplitudes for the photoexcitation of the neutron-to-nucleon resonances, γn → N*, at the resonance pole positions are determined. The combined fits to the data for both the proton- and neutron-target reactions also revise our results for the resonance pole positions and the γp → N* transition amplitudes. Our results allow an isospin decomposition of the γN → N* transition amplitudes for the isospin I = 1/2 N* resonances, which is necessary for testing hadronmore » structure models and gives crucial inputs for constructing models of neutrino-induced reactions in the nucleon resonance region.« less

  5. A radioreceptor assay for determination of nicardipine in human serum using 3H(+)PN 200-110 as radioligand

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    Gerbeau, C.; Barradas, J. )

    1990-01-01

    A radioreceptor assay for the determination of nicardipine in human serum using the active enantiomer 3H(+)PN 200-110 as radioligand is described. The assay is simple to perform, of low cost and requires only a small volume of serum. The standard curve permits measurements in the range 2.5 to 320 nM nicardipine (i.e. 1.2 to 153 ng/ml). The precision and the reproducibility of the method, evaluated from two different concentrations: 120 and 12 nM, show coefficients of variation for within and between assays, of 6% and 15% and 6% and 9%, respectively. Concentrations of nicardipine from 3 ng/ml could be measured with a satisfactory precision. The performances of the method permit the determination of nicardipine concentrations reached after therapeutic administration. Other dihydropyridine calcium channel antagonists may be measured using this assay if these compounds are used to generate the standard curves.

  6. Quantitative ion-exchange separation of plutonium from impurities

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    Pietri, C.E.; Freeman, B.P.; Weiss, J.R.

    1981-09-01

    The methods used at the New Brunswick Laboratory for the quantitative ion exchange separation of plutonium from impurities prior to plutonium assay are described. Other ion exchange separation procedures for impurity determination and for isotopic abundance measurements are given. The primary technique used consists of sorption of plutonium(IV) in 8N HNO/sub 3/ on Dowex-1 anion exchange resin and elution of the purified plutonium with 0.3N HCl-0.01N HF. Other methods consist of the anion exchange separation of plutonium(IV) in 12N HCl and the cation exchange separation of plutonium(III) in 0.2 N HNO/sub 3/. The application of these procedures to the subsequent assay of plutonium, isotopic analysis, and impurity determination is described.

  7. Poly[diaquabis(mu(3)-hexamethylenetetramine)[mu(2)-2,2'-(piperazine-1,4-diyl)bis(ethanesulfonato)]disilver(I)]: a three-dimensional pillared-layer framework encapsulating a water chain of (H(2)O)(12) clusters.

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    Guo, Peng; Wang, Jing; Pan, Dao-cheng; Xu, Guo-Hai

    2010-09-01

    The title compound, {[Ag(2)(C(8)H(16)N(2)O(6)S(2))(C(6)H(12)N(4))(2)(H(2)O)(2)].12H(2)O}(n), consists of a two-dimensional Ag(I)-hexamethylenetetramine (6,3) net pillared by the 2,2'-(piperazine-1,4-diyl)bis(ethanesulfonate) ligand, which lies across a centre of inversion. This compound can also be viewed as a (3,4)-connected topology by considering the hexamethylenetetramine ligand and the Ag(I) ion as the three- and four-connected nodes, respectively. There is a one-dimensional channel along the a axis accommodating a water chain assembled by the (H(2)O)(12) clusters.

  8. Chemical synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods for enhanced hydrogen gas sensing

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    Musarrat, Jabeen; Muhammad Azhar, Iqbal; R Vasant, Kumar; Mansoor, Ahmed; Muhammad Tayyeb, Javed

    2014-01-01

    Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods are prepared using equimolar solution of zinc nitrate ((Zn(NO3)2) and hexamethylenetetramine (C6H12N4) by the hydrothermal technique at 80 °C for 12 h. Epitaxial growth is explored by X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, revealing that the ZnO nanorods have a hexagonal (wurtzite) structure. Absorption spectra of ZnO are measured by UV—visible spectrometer. The surface morphology is investigated by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The synthesized ZnO nanorods are used for detecting the 150 °C hydrogen gas with a concentration over 1000 ppm. The obtained results show a reversible response. The influence of operating temperature on hydrogen gas detecting characteristic of ZnO nanorods is also investigated.

  9. Microbial community in the potential gas hydrate area Kaoping Canyon bearing sediment at offshore SW Taiwan

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    Wu, S. Y.; Hung, C. C.; Lai, S. J.; Ding, J. Y.; Lai, M. C.

    2015-12-01

    The deep sub-seafloor biosphere is among the least-understood habitats on Earth, even though the huge microbial biomass plays a potentially important role in long-term controls of global biogeochemical cycles. The research team from Taiwan, supported by the Central Geological Survey (CGS), has been demonstrated at SW offshore Taiwan that indicated this area is potential gas hydrate region. Therefore, the Gas Hydrate Master Program (GHMP) was brought in the National Energy Program-Phase II (NEP-II) to continue research and development. In this study, the microbial community structure of potential gas hydrate bearing sediments of giant piston core MD-178-10-3291 (KP12N) from the Kaoping Canyon offshore SW of Taiwan were investigated. This core was found many empty spaces and filling huge methane gas (>99.9 %) that might dissociate from solid gas hydrate. 16S rRNA gene clone libraries and phylogenetic analysis showed that the dominant members of Archaea were ANME (13 %), SAGMEG (31 %) and DSAG (20 %), and those of Bacteria were Chloroflexi (13 %), Candidate division JS1 (40 %) and Planctomycetes (15 %). Among them, ANME-3 is only distributed at the sulfate-methane interface (SMI) of 750 cmbsf, and sharing similarity with the Hydrate Ridge clone HydBeg92. ANME-1 and SAGMEG distributed below 750 cmbsf. In addition, DSAG and Candidate division JS1 are most dominant and distributed vertically at all tested depths from 150-3600 cmbsf. Combine the geochemical data and microbial phylotype distribution suggests the potential of gas hydrate bearing sediments at core MD-178-10-3291 (KP12N) from the Kaoping Canyon offshore SW of Taiwan.

  10. Lower Education Level Is a Risk Factor for Peritonitis and Technique Failure but Not a Risk for Overall Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis under Comprehensive Training System

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    Kim, Hyo Jin; Lee, Joongyub; Park, Miseon; Kim, Yuri; Lee, Hajeong; Kim, Dong Ki; Joo, Kwon Wook; Kim, Yon Su; Cho, Eun Jin; Ahn, Curie

    2017-01-01

    Background Lower education level could be a risk factor for higher peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis, potentially resulting in technique failure. This study evaluated the influence of lower education level on the development of peritonitis, technique failure, and overall mortality. Methods Patients over 18 years of age who started PD at Seoul National University Hospital between 2000 and 2012 with information on the academic background were enrolled. Patients were divided into three groups: middle school or lower (academic year≤9, n = 102), high school (912, n = 229), and higher than high school (academic year>12, n = 324). Outcomes were analyzed using Cox proportional hazards models and competing risk regression. Results A total of 655 incident PD patients (60.9% male, age 48.4±14.1 years) were analyzed. During follow-up for 41 (interquartile range, 20–65) months, 255 patients (38.9%) experienced more than one episode of peritonitis, 138 patients (21.1%) underwent technique failure, and 78 patients (11.9%) died. After adjustment, middle school or lower education group was an independent risk factor for peritonitis (adjusted hazard ratio [HR], 1.61; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10–2.36; P = 0.015) and technique failure (adjusted HR, 1.87; 95% CI, 1.10–3.18; P = 0.038), compared with higher than high school education group. However, lower education was not associated with increased mortality either by as-treated (adjusted HR, 1.11; 95% CI, 0.53–2.33; P = 0.788) or intent-to-treat analysis (P = 0.726). Conclusions Although lower education was a significant risk factor for peritonitis and technique failure, it was not associated with increased mortality in PD patients. Comprehensive training and multidisciplinary education may overcome the lower education level in PD. PMID:28056058

  11. Evaluation of salt whey as an ingredient in processed cheese.

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    Kapoor, R; Metzger, L E

    2004-05-01

    The objective of this research was to determine whether salt whey, obtained from a traditional Cheddar cheese manufacturing process, could be used as an ingredient in processed cheese. Due to its high salinity level, salt whey is underutilized and leads to disposal costs. Consequently, alternative uses need to be pursued. The major components of salt whey (salt and water) are used as ingredients in processed cheese. Three replicates of pasteurized processed cheese (PC), pasteurized processed cheese food (PCF), and pasteurized processed cheese spread (PCS) were manufactured. Additionally, within each type of processed cheese, a control formula (CF) and a salt whey formula (SW) were produced. For SW, the salt and water in the CF were replaced with salt whey. The composition, functionality, and sensory properties of the CF and SW treatments were compared within each type of processed cheese. Mean melt diameter obtained for the CF and SW processed cheeses were 48.5 and 49.4 mm, respectively, for PC, and they were 61.6 and 63 mm, respectively, for PCF. Tube-melt results for PCS was 75.1 and 79.8 mm for CF and SW treatments, respectively. The mean texture profile analysis (TPA) hardness values obtained, respectively, for the CF and SW treatments were 126 N and 115 N for PC, 62 N and 60 N for PCF, and 12 N and 12 N for PCS. There were no significant differences in composition or functionality between the CF and SW within each variety of processed cheese. Consequently, salt whey can be used as an ingredient in PC without adversely affecting processed cheese quality.

  12. Density, topography, and regional, tensile stresses: Gravity-driven extension of the northern Basin and range

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    Unruh, J.R. )

    1993-04-01

    It has long been recognized that regional topographic gradients may give rise to tectonic (non-lithostatic) stresses in the lithosphere (Artyushkov, 1973). The elevation of a buoyantly-uplifted region represents a balance between these stresses and the strength of the lithosphere. This study uses existing data on crustal and lithospheric structure in the western United States to test the hypothesis that the topographically high (1.5--2.2 km) northern Basin and Range is spreading under it own weight. Following England and Jackson (1989), the total deviatoric tensile force (Fl) in the northern Basin and Range (NBR) due to the regional high topography is the difference between the vertically-integrated lithostatic stress in the NBR and in western California. Using available velocity models for the crust and upper mantle, and empirically-derived velocity-density relationships, calculated values of Fl range between 1--3 [times] 10[sup 12] N/m. Assuming a visco-elastic rheology for the lithosphere, an average heat flow of 90 m W/m[sup 2], and a crustal thickness of 35 km, values of Fl ranging from 1--3 [times] 10[sup 12] N/m may result in horizontal extension rates of approximately 10[sup [minus]15]/s to 10[sup [minus]15]/s to 10[sup [minus]16]/s. This is comparable to the rate of seismically-released strain in the NBR, and to extension rates of 8--9 mm/yr across the region determined from geologic and geodetic data. These results imply that shear tractions on the base of the lithosphere from mantle convection are not necessary to explain NBR extension. In addition to driving active extension, the weight of the topographically high NBR may exert a compressive force on surrounding lowlands. If so, this may account for some of the active shortening in western California, and the state of horizontal compressive stress in the western Great Plains.

  13. Prognostic value of the PAI-1 4G/5G polymorphism in invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast.

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    Yagmurdur, M C; Atac, F B; Tutar, N U; Verdi, H; Isiklar, I; Ozdemir, B H; Ozbek, N; Karakayali, H; Haberal, M

    2008-01-01

    The study group was derived from the archive materials of 55 invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC) patients who had undergone breast-preserving surgery (partial mastectomy/ axillary dissection). All patients included in the study had clinically T(1)-2, N0-M0 invasive ductal carcinoma. Genomic DNA species were extracted from paraffin-embedded blocks, and plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) gene 4G/5G genotyping was done by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). Patient demographics, axillary metastasis status, metastatic lymph nodi/total dissected lymph nodes from axilla, histopathologic characteristics of tumors, local recurrences, and survival ratio were assessed. PAI-1 4G/5G genotype frequencies were 4G/4G (64%), 4G/5G (31%), and 5G/5G (5%) in the patient group. According to the results based on frequencies, the demographics were not different. Five-year local recurrence rate of 4G/5G patients was the lowest (2/17, 12%) (P = 0.02). Also five-year distant metastases ratio of 4G/5G patients was the highest (18%) (P = 0.01). Five- and 10-year disease-free survival rates for the 4G/4G, 4G/5G, and 5G/5G groups were 97% and 94%, 82% and 77%, and 100% and 94%, respectively (P = 0.004). The results of this study indicate that the 4G allele in the PAI 1 gene had a negative impact on local recurrence and disease-free survival of patients with clinical T(1)-2N0M0 IDC.

  14. One Decade Later: Trends and Disparities in the Application of Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Since the Release of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines

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    Dragun, Anthony E.; Huang, Bin; Gupta, Saurabh; Crew, John B.; Tucker, Thomas C.

    2012-08-01

    Purpose: In 2001 ASCO published practice guidelines for post mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). We analyzed factors that influence the receipt of radiotherapy therapy and trends over time. Methods and Materials: We analyzed 8889 women who underwent mastectomy as primary surgical treatment for stage II or III breast cancer between 1995 and 2008 using data from the Kentucky Cancer Registry. We categorized patients according to ASCO group: group 1, PMRT not routinely recommended (T2, N0); group 2, PMRT controversial/evidence insufficient (T1-2, N1); group 3, PMRT recommended or suggested (T3-4 or N2-3). Probability of receiving PMRT was assessed using logistic regression. Results: Overall, 24.0% of women received PMRT over the study period. The rates of PMRT for group 1, 2, and 3 were 7.5%, 19.5%, and 47.3%, respectively. Since 2001, there was an increase in the use of PMRT (from 21.1%-26.5%, P<.0001), which occurred mainly among group 3 members (from 40.8%-51.2%, P<.0001). The average rate remained constant in group 1 (from 7.1%-7.4%, P=.266) and decreased in group 2 (from 20.0%-18.1%, P<.0001). On multivariate analysis, the rate of PMRT was significantly lower for women aged >70 years (vs. younger), rural Appalachia (vs. non-Appalachia) populations, and Medicaid (vs. privately insured) patients. Conclusions: ASCO guidelines have influenced practice in an underserved state; however PMRT remains underused, even for highest-risk patients. Barriers exist for elderly, rural and poor patients, which independently predict for lack of adequate care. Updated guidelines are needed to clarify the use of PMRT for patients with T1-2, N1 disease.

  15. Exchange coupling transformations in Cu (II) heterospin complexes of “breathing crystals” under structural phase transitions

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    Morozov, Vitaly A.; Petrova, Marina V.; Lukzen, Nikita N.

    2015-08-15

    Family of “breathing crystals” is the polymer-chain complexes of Cu(hfac){sub 2} with nitroxides. The polymer chains consist of one-, two- or three-spin clusters. The “breathing crystals” experience simultaneous magnetic and Jahn-Teller type structural phase transitions with change of total cluster spin and drastic change of bond lengths (ca. 10-12%). For the first time the intra-cluster magnetic couplings in ”breathing crystals” have been calculated both by band structure methods GGA + U and hybrid DFT (B3LYP and PBE0) for the isolated exchange clusters. The temperature dependence of the magnetic coupling constant was calculated for two polymer-chain compounds of the “breathing crystal” family - C{sub 21}H{sub 19}CuF{sub 12}N{sub 4}O{sub 6} with the chains containing two-spin clusters and C{sub 22}H{sub 21}CuF{sub 12}N{sub 4}O{sub 6} with the chains of alternating three-spin clusters and one-spin sites. It was found that adding a Hubbard-like parameter not only to the copper 3d electrons but also to the oxygen 2p electrons (GGA + U{sub d} + U{sub p} approach) results in an improved description of exchange coupling in the “breathing crystal” compounds. At the same time treatment of the isolated clusters by a large basis hybrid DFT with high computational cost provides a similar quality fit of the experimental magneto-chemical data as that for the GGA + U{sub d} + U{sub p} band structure calculation scheme. Our calculations also showed that in spite of the abrupt transformation of the magnetic coupling constant under the phase transition, the band gap in the “breathing crystals” remains about the same value with temperature decrease.

  16. Understanding and predicting the fitness decline of shrunk populations: inbreeding, purging, mutation, and standard selection.

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    García-Dorado, Aurora

    2012-04-01

    The joint consequences of inbreeding, natural selection, and deleterious mutation on mean fitness after population shrinkage are of great importance in evolution and can be critical to the conservation of endangered populations. I present simple analytical equations that predict these consequences, improving and extending a previous heuristic treatment. Purge is defined as the "extra" selection induced by inbreeding, due to the "extra" fitness disadvantage (2d) of homozygotes for (partially) recessive deleterious alleles. Its effect is accounted for by using, instead of the classical inbreeding coefficient f, a purged inbreeding coefficient g that is weighed by the reduction of the frequency of deleterious alleles caused by purging. When the effective size of a large population is reduced to a smaller stable value N (with Nd ≥ 1), the purged inbreeding coefficient after t generations can be predicted as g(t) ≈ [(1 - 1/2N) g(t)(-1) + 1/2N](1 - 2d f(t)(-1)), showing how purging acts upon previously accumulated inbreeding and how its efficiency increases with N. This implies an early fitness decay, followed by some recovery. During this process, the inbreeding depression rate shifts from its ancestral value (δ) to that of the mutation-selection-drift balance corresponding to N (δ*), and standard selection cancels out the inbreeding depression ascribed to δ*. Therefore, purge and inbreeding operate only upon the remaining δ - δ*. The method is applied to the conservation strategy in which family contributions to the breeding pool are equal and is extended to make use of genealogical information. All these predictions are checked using computer simulation.

  17. Additional N-glycosylation in the N-terminal region of recombinant human alpha-1 antitrypsin enhances the circulatory half-life in Sprague-Dawley rats.

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    Chung, Hye-Shin; Kim, Ji-Sun; Lee, Sang Mee; Park, Soon Jae

    2016-04-01

    Glycosylation affects the circulatory half-lives of therapeutic proteins. However, the effects of an additional N-glycosylation in the unstructured region or the loop region of alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) on the circulatory half-life of the protein are largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of an additional N-glycosylation site (Q4N/D6T, Q9N, D12N/S14T, A70N, G148T, R178N, or V212N) to the three naturally occurring N-glycosylation sites in human A1AT. A single-dose (445 μg/kg) pharmacokinetic study using male Sprague-Dawley rats showed that, among the seven recombinant A1AT (rA1AT) mutants, Q9N and D12N/S14T showed the highest serum concentration and area under the curve values, as well as similar circulatory half-lives that were 2.2-fold higher than plasma-derived A1AT and 1.7-fold higher than wild-type rA1AT. We further characterized the Q9N mutant regarding the N-glycan profile, sialic acid content, protease inhibitory activity, and protein stability. The results indicate that an additional N-glycosylation in the flexible N-terminal region increases the circulatory half-life of rA1AT without altering its protease inhibitory activity. Our study provides novel insight into the use of rA1AT for the treatment of emphysema with an increased injection interval relative to the clinically used plasma-derived A1AT.

  18. On pseudo-Riemannian manifolds with many Killing spinors

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    Alekseevsky, D. V.; Cortes, V.

    2009-02-02

    Let M be a pseudo-Riemannian spin manifold of dimension n and signature s and denote by N the rank of the real spinor bundle. We prove that M is locally homogeneous if it admits more than (3/4)N independent Killing spinors with the same Killing number, unless n {identical_to} 1(mod 4) and s {identical_to} 3(mod 4). We also prove that M is locally homogeneous if it admits k{sub +} independent Killing spinors with Killing number {lambda} and k{sub -} independent Killing spinors with Killing number -{lambda} such that k{sub +}+k{sub -}>(3/2)N, unless n {identical_to} s {identical_to} 3(mod 4). Similarly, a pseudo-Riemannian manifold with more than (3/4)N independent conformal Killing spinors is conformally locally homogeneous. For (positive or negative) definite metrics, the bounds (3/4)N and (3/2)N in the above results can be relaxed to (1/2)N and N, respectively. Furthermore, we prove that a pseudo-Riemannnian spin manifold with more than (3/4)N parallel spinors is flat and that (1/4)N parallel spinors suffice if the metric is definite. Similarly, a Riemannnian spin manifold with more than (3/8)N Killing spinors with the Killing number {lambda}(set-membership sign)R has constant curvature 4{lambda}{sup 2}. For Lorentzian or negative definite metrics the same is true with the bound (1/2)N. Finally, we give a classification of (not necessarily complete) Riemannian manifolds admitting Killing spinors, which provides an inductive construction of such manifolds.

  19. A new organically-templated cobalt borophosphate with a novel borophosphatic anionic partial structure

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    Liu Wei; Guo Xiangqin; Su Ge; Cao Lixin; Wang Yonggang; Duan Jingrui

    2011-09-15

    A novel cobalt borophosphate, (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 12}N{sub 2})[Co{sub 2}B{sub 4}P{sub 6}O{sub 24}(OH){sub 2}].H{sub 2}O with the mixed cations has been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions. Its crystal structure was determined by the single-crystal X-ray diffraction (tetragonal, I4{sub 1}/a (no. 88), a=14.207(3) A, c=24.956(6) A, V=5037.09(2) A{sup 3}, Z=8). The crystal structure consists of a new type of three-dimensional borophosphatic anionic partial framework, which is built from the condensation of the fundamental building unit (FBU) [B{sub 2}P{sub 3}O{sub 14}(OH)]. The CoO{sub 6} octahedra are enchased in such borophosphate network to form a complex open framework with a three-dimensional intersecting channel system, the voids of which are occupied by ammonium, dipronated piperazine ions and water molecules, respectively. The magnetic measurement of the title compound has also been investigated. - Graphical abstract: A new organically-templated cobalt borophosphate, (NH{sub 4}){sub 2}(C{sub 4}H{sub 12}N{sub 2})[Co{sub 2}B{sub 4}P{sub 6}O{sub 24}(OH){sub 2}].H{sub 2}O with a novel borophosphate 3D anionic partial framework has been synthesized under mild hydrothermal conditions. Highlights: > The first cobalt borophosphate with the 3D anionic partial borophosphate network. > A porous framework with an intersecting three-dimensional channel system. > The borophosphate compound with the mixed cations.

  20. Increased aquaporin-4 immunoreactivity in rat brain in response to systemic hyponatremia.

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    Vajda, Z; Promeneur, D; Dóczi, T; Sulyok, E; Frøkiaer, J; Ottersen, O P; Nielsen, S

    2000-04-13

    The present study was undertaken to assess whether the protein and mRNA expression levels of the glial water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) undergo downregulation and whether there is a subcellular redistribution of AQP4 protein in rat brain in response to systemic hyponatremia and brain edema. Systemic hyponatremia was induced for 4 or 48 h by combined administration of hypotonic dextrose i.p. and 8-deamino-arginine vasopressin (dDAVP) s.c. Semiquantitative immunoblotting of membrane enriched fractions showed significantly increased immunoreactivity to 164 +/- 12% (n = 6) and 153 +/- 12% (n = 6) of control levels in brain after 4 or 48 h of systemic hyponatremia, respectively. Similarly, immunoblots of cerebellar samples revealed an increase in AQP4 immunoreactivity to 136 +/- 6% (n = 6) and 218 +/- 44% (n = 6) of control levels, after 4 or 48 h of hyponatremia. In contrast, AQP4 mRNA levels were unchanged after 4 h of severe hyponatremia (104 +/- 14% of control levels; n = 17), indicating that there are no changes in AQP4 expression in response to systemic hypoosmolarity. Immunocytochemistry and high-resolution immunogold electron microscopy revealed highly polarized labeling of AQP4 in astrocyte end-feet surrounding capillaries and forming the glia limitans. This pattern of labeling was not changed whereas an increased labeling intensity of AQP4 could be observed in response to hyponatremia. In conclusion, hyponatremia causes a pronounced and rapid increase in AQP4 immunoreactivity that is not accompanied by any increase in AQP4 mRNA expression. The increased AQP4 immunosignal may reflect secondary conformational modifications of AQP4 protein, leading to enhanced antibody binding. This post-translational modification of AQP4 may participate in the adaptation of cerebral tissue to systemic hyponatremia.

  1. Molecular mechanics approach for design and conformational studies of macrocyclic ligands

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    Rohini,; Akbar, Rifat; Kanungo, B. K.

    2015-08-28

    Computational Chemistry has revolutionized way of viewing molecules at the quantum mechanical scale by allowing simulating various chemical scenarios that are not possible to study in a laboratory. The remarkable applications of computational chemistry have promoted to design and test of the effectiveness of various methods for searching the conformational space of highly flexible molecules. In this context, we conducted a series of optimization and conformational searches on macrocyclic based ligands, 9N3Me5Ox, (1,4,7-tris(5-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane) and 12N3Me5Ox, (1,5,9-tris(5-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline)-1,5,9-triazacyclododecane) and studied their selectivity and coordination behavior with some lanthanide metal ions in molecular mechanics and semiempirical methods. The methods include both systematic and random conformational searches for dihedral angles, torsion angles and Cartesian coordinates. Structural studies were carried out by using geometry optimization, coordination scans and electronic properties were evaluated. The results clearly show that chair-boat conformational isomer of 9N3Me5Ox ligand is more stable due to lower eclipsing ethane interaction and form stronger adduct complexes with lanthanide metal ion. This is because of the fact that, in a central unit of 9N3 of the ligand form six endo type bonds out of nine. The rest of bonds have trans conformation. In contrast, for the adduct of 12N3Me5Ox, two C-C bonds have on eclipsed conformation, and others have synclinal and antiperiplanar confirmations. The distortion of the two eclipsed conformations may affect the yields and the stability of the complexes.

  2. Preparation and preclinical evaluation of humanised A33 immunoconjugates for radioimmunotherapy.

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    King, D. J.; Antoniw, P.; Owens, R. J.; Adair, J. R.; Haines, A. M.; Farnsworth, A. P.; Finney, H.; Lawson, A. D.; Lyons, A.; Baker, T. S.

    1995-01-01

    A humanised IgG1/k version of A33 (hA33) has been constructed and expressed with yields up to 700 mg l-1 in mouse myeloma NS0 cells in suspension culture. The equilibrium dissociation constant of hA33 (KD = 1.3 nM) was shown to be equivalent to that of the murine antibody in a cell-binding assay. hA33 labelled with yttrium-90 using the macrocyclic chelator 12N4 (DOTA) was shown to localise very effectively to human colon tumour xenografts in nude mice, with tumour levels increasing as blood concentration fell up to 144 h. A Fab' variant of hA33 with a single hinge thiol group to facilitate chemical cross-linking has also been constructed and expressed with yields of 500 mg l-1. Trimaleimide cross-linkers have been used to produce a trivalent Fab fragment (hA33 TFM) that binds antigen on tumour cells with greater avidity than hA33 IgG. Cross-linkers incorporating 12N4 or 9N3 macrocycles have been used to produce hA33 TFM labelled stably and site specifically with yttrium-90 or indium-111 respectively. These molecules have been used to demonstrate that hA33 TFM is cleared more rapidly than hA33 IgG from the circulation of animals but does not lead to accumulation of these metallic radionuclides in the kidney. 90Y-labelled hA33 TFM therefore appears to be the optimal form of the antibody for radioimmunotherapy of colorectal carcinoma. Images Figure 3 PMID:8519646

  3. Calcium Induced Regulation of Skeletal Troponin — Computational Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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    Genchev, Georgi Z.; Kobayashi, Tomoyoshi; Lu, Hui

    2013-01-01

    The interaction between calcium and the regulatory site(s) of striated muscle regulatory protein troponin switches on and off muscle contraction. In skeletal troponin binding of calcium to sites I and II of the TnC subunit results in a set of structural changes in the troponin complex, displaces tropomyosin along the actin filament and allows myosin-actin interaction to produce mechanical force. In this study, we used molecular dynamics simulations to characterize the calcium dependent dynamics of the fast skeletal troponin molecule and its TnC subunit in the calcium saturated and depleted states. We focused on the N-lobe and on describing the atomic level events that take place subsequent to removal of the calcium ion from the regulatory sites I and II. A main structural event - a closure of the A/B helix hydrophobic pocket results from the integrated effect of the following conformational changes: the breakage of H-bond interactions between the backbone nitrogen atoms of the residues at positions 2, 9 and sidechain oxygen atoms of the residue at position 12 (N2-OE12/N9-OE12) in sites I and II; expansion of sites I and II and increased site II N-terminal end-segment flexibility; strengthening of the β-sheet scaffold; and the subsequent re-packing of the N-lobe hydrophobic residues. Additionally, the calcium release allows the N-lobe to rotate relative to the rest of the Tn molecule. Based on the findings presented herein we propose a novel model of skeletal thin filament regulation. PMID:23554884

  4. Quantification of chromatographic effects of vitamin B supplementation in urine and implications for hydration assessment.

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    Kenefick, Robert W; Heavens, K R; Dennis, W E; Caruso, E M; Guerriere, K I; Charkoudian, N; Cheuvront, S N

    2015-07-15

    Changes in body water elicit reflex adjustments at the kidney, thus maintaining fluid volume homeostasis. These renal adjustments change the concentration and color of urine, variables that can, in turn, be used as biomarkers of hydration status. It has been suggested that vitamin supplementation alters urine color; it is unclear whether any such alteration would confound hydration assessment via colorimetric evaluation. We tested the hypothesis that overnight vitamin B2 and/or B12 supplementation alters urine color as a marker of hydration status. Thirty healthy volunteers were monitored during a 3-day euhydrated baseline, confirmed via first morning nude body mass, urine specific gravity, and urine osmolality. Volunteers then randomly received B2 (n = 10), B12 (n = 10), or B2 + B12 (n = 10) at ∼200 × recommended dietary allowance. Euhydration was verified on trial days (two of the following: body mass ± 1.0% of the mean of visits 1-3, urine specific gravity < 1.02, urine osmolality < 700 mmol/kg). Vitamin purity and urinary B2 concentration ([B2]) and [B12] were quantified via ultraperformance liquid chromatography. Two independent observers assessed urine color using an eight-point standardized color chart. Following supplementation, urinary [B2] was elevated; however, urine color was not different between nonsupplemented and supplemented trials. For example, in the B2 trial, urinary [B2] increased from 8.6 × 10(4) ± 7.7 × 10(4) to 5.7 × 10(6) ± 5.3 × 10(6) nmol/l (P < 0.05), and urine color went from 4 ± 1 to 5 ± 1 (P > 0.05). Both conditions met the euhydrated color classification. We conclude that a large overnight dose of vitamins B2 and B12 does not confound assessment of euhydrated status via urine color.

  5. Excitation of high frequency pressure driven modes by non-axisymmetric equilibrium at high {beta}{sub pol} in PBX-M

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    Sesnic, S.; Kaita, R.; Kaye, S.; Okabayashi, M.; Takahashi, H.; Bell, R.E.; Bernabei, S.; Chance, M.S.; Hatcher, R.E.; Jardin, S.C.; Kessel, C.E.; Kugel, H.W.; LeBlanc, B.; Manickam, J.; Ono, M.; Paul, S.F.; Sauthoff, N.R.; Holland, A.; Asakura, N.; Duperrex, P.A.; Fonck, R.J.; Gammel, G.M.; Greene, G.J.; Jiang, T.W.; Levinton, F.M.; Powell, E.T.; Roberts, D.W.; Qin, Y.

    1993-06-01

    High-frequency pressure-driven modes have been observed in high-poloidal-{beta} discharges in the Princeton Beta Experiment-Modification (PBX-M). These modes are excited in a non-axisymmetric equilibrium characterized by a large, low frequency m{sub 1}=1/n{sub 1}=1 island, and they are capable of expelling fast ions. The modes reside on or very close to the q=1 surface, and have mode numbers with either m{sub h}=n{sub h} or (less probably) m{sub h}/n{sub h}=m{sub h}/(m{sub h}-1), with m{sub h} varying between 3 and 10. Occasionally, these modes are, simultaneously localized in the vicinity of the m{sub 1}=2/n{sub 1}=1 island. The high frequency modes near the q=1 surface also exhibit a ballooning character, being significantly stronger on the large major radius side of the plasma. When a large m{sub 1}=1/n{sub 1}=1 island is present the mode is poloidally localized in the immediate vicinity of the x-point of the island. The modes, which occur exclusively in high-{beta} discharges, appear to be driven by the plasma pressure or pressure gradient. They can thus be a manifestation of either a toroidicity-induced shear Alfven eigenmode (TAE) at q=(2m{sub h}+ 1)/2n{sub h}, a kinetic ballooning mode (KBM), or some other type of pressure-driven mode. Theory predicts that the TAE mode is a gap mode, but the high frequency modes in PBX-M are found exclusively on or in the immediate neighborhood of magnetic surfaces with low rational numbers.

  6. The High Cost of HIV-Positive Inpatient Care at an Urban Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

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    Long, Lawrence C.; Fox, Matthew P.; Sauls, Celeste; Evans, Denise; Sanne, Ian; Rosen, Sydney B.

    2016-01-01

    Background While most HIV care is provided on an outpatient basis, hospitals continue to treat serious HIV-related admissions, which is relatively resource-intensive and expensive. This study reports the primary reasons for HIV-related admission at a regional, urban hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa and estimates the associated lengths of stay and costs. Methods and Findings A retrospective cohort study of adult, medical admissions was conducted. Each admission was assigned a reason for admission and an outcome. The length of stay was calculated for all patients (N = 1,041) and for HIV-positive patients (n = 469), actual utilization and associated costs were also estimated. Just under half were known to be HIV-positive admissions. Deaths and transfers were proportionately higher amongst HIV-positive admissions compared to HIV-negative and unknown. The three most common reasons for admission were tuberculosis and other mycobacterial infections (18%, n = 187), cardiovascular disorders (12%, n = 127) and bacterial infections (12%, n = 121). The study sample utilized a total of 7,733 bed days of those, 55% (4,259/7,733) were for HIV-positive patients. The average cost per admission amongst confirmed HIV-positive patients, which was an average of 9.3 days in length, was $1,783 (United States Dollars). Conclusions Even in the era of large-scale antiretroviral treatment, inpatient facilities in South Africa shoulder a significant HIV burden. The majority of this burden is related to patients not on ART (298/469, 64%), and accounts for more than half of all inpatient resources. Reducing the costs of inpatient care is thus another important benefit of expanding access to ART, promoting earlier ART initiation, and achieving rates of ART retention and adherence. PMID:26885977

  7. Incoherent time evolution of Rydberg level populations in a Landau-Zener grid

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    Price, P.N.; Harmin, D.A.

    1993-05-01

    The time evolution of two intersecting groups of parallel energy levels, E{sub m} ({tau}) = p{tau} - m{epsilon} and E{sub m {prime}({tau}) = p{tau} + m{prime}{epsilon} = 0,1,2,..., p and {epsilon} constants), is considered as a model of state mixing of interacting Rydberg manifolds by a ramped electric field. Each intersection [m,m{prime}] of the triangular grid of level crossings is treated as an isolated 2-level Landau-Zener anticrossing at energy {1/2} (m{prime}-m){epsilon} with probabilities D and A = 1-D for diabatic and adiabatic transitions, respectively (interference effects are ignored here.) Beginning on the upward-going m = 0 level and following successive time steps {tau}{sup N} = {1/2} N{epsilon}/p (N = 0,1,2,...), a path analysis leads to a distribution of probabilities for arriving at an intersection [m,m{prime}] after N = m +m{prime} previous steps via ({sub m}{sup n}) possible paths. The fastest ramp rates (D {r_arrow} 1} evolve purely diabatically, remaining on the m = 0 level with probability D{sup N}; the slowest ramps (A {r_arrow} 1) follow a purely adiabatic path that switches between mid-grid levels m, m{prime} {approx} {1/2}N with probability A{sup N}. For any but the fastest ramps, however, there is a broad single-humped distribution with average energy E{sup (N)}= {1/2} {epsilon} {Sigma}{sub k}{sup N}=1 (D-A){sup k}- population is always concentrated near the center of the interaction region. Its spread in energy grows as N{sup 1/2} at large N but is narrower the larger is A.

  8. Chronic intermittent hypoxia promotes expression of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase in adult rat medulla oblongata.

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    Li, Mingqiang; Nie, Lihong; Hu, Yajie; Yan, Xiang; Xue, Lian; Chen, Li; Zhou, Hua; Zheng, Yu

    2013-12-01

    The present experiments were carried out to investigate the expression of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3MST) in medulla oblongata of rats and effects of chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) on its expression. Sprague Dawley adult rats were randomly divided into two groups, including control (Con) group and CIH group. The endogenous production of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in medulla oblongata tissue homogenates was measured using the methylene blue assay method, 3MST mRNA and protein expression were analyzed by RT-PCR and Western blotting, respectively, and the expression of 3MST in the neurons of respiratory-related nuclei in medulla oblongata of rats was investigated with immunohistochemical technique. CIH elevated the endogenous H2S production in rat medulla oblongata (P<0.01). The RT-PCR and Western blotting analyses showed that 3MST mRNA and protein were expressed in the medulla oblongata of rats and CIH promoted their expression (P<0.01). Immunohistochemical staining indicated that 3MST existed in the neurons of pre-Bötzinger complex (pre-BötC), hypoglossal nucleus (12N), ambiguous nucleus (Amb), facial nucleus (FN) and nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) in the animals and the mean optical densities of 3MST-positive neurons in the pre-BötC, 12N and Amb, but not in FN and NTS, were significantly increased in CIH group (P<0.05). In conclusion, 3MST exists in the neurons of medullary respiratory nuclei and its expression can be up-regulated by CIH in adult rat, suggesting that 3MST-H2S pathway may be involved in regulation of respiration and protection on medullary respiratory centers from injury induced by CIH.

  9. Heme oxygenase-1 dependant pathway contributes to protection by tetramethylpyrazine against chronic hypoxic injury on medulla oblongata in rats.

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    Ding, Yan; Hou, Xuefei; Chen, Li; Zhou, Hua; Gong, Yanju; Dai, Liqun; Zheng, Yu

    2016-02-15

    Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), one of the active ingredients of the Chinese herb Lingusticum Wallichii (Chuan Xiong) has been proved to protect the medulla oblongata from chronic hypoxia injury. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the protective effects of TMP are associated with the heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) dependant pathway in adult rats. The morphological changes of neurons in the hypoglossal nucleus (12N), the nucleus ambiguus (Amb), the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), and the pre-Bötzinger complex (pre-BötC) were investigated by Nissl staining; the malondialdehyde (MDA) content and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity were measured to evaluate the anti-oxidant effect; some apoptosis parameters, Bax mRNA and Bcl-2 mRNA, were tested; and the double immunochemistry staining of active caspase-3/NeuN was performed. Meanwhile, the HO-1 protein expression and heme oxygenase (HO) activity were examined. Tin-protoporphyrin (SnPP), a potent inhibitor of HO, was used to further confirm the effect of HO-1. We found that TMP ameliorated the neuron loss in 12N, Amb and NTS, the decrease in SOD activity and the increase in MDA content, the decrease in Bcl-2 mRNA of medulla oblongata (P<0.05), and the increase in percentage of apoptotic neurons in Amb (P<0.05) induced by chronic hypoxia. Co-administration with SnPP abolished the beneficial effects above of TMP to some extent (P<0.05). Moreover, TMP significantly increased HO activity and HO-1 protein expression, which was most likely enhanced in the neurons (P<0.05), and co-administration of SnPP reduced these up-regulated effects (P<0.05). This study demonstrated that HO-1 dependant pathway may be involved in the protective action of TMP against chronic hypoxic damage on medulla oblongata in the rats.

  10. GPs’ attitudes on a healthy lifestyle: a survey of GPs in Flanders

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    Saeys, Freya; Cammu, Hendrik

    2014-01-01

    Background Patients often consider health professionals to be role models for leading a healthy lifestyle but no data is available on tobacco, alcohol, or substance use among GPs in Flanders (northern Belgium). Aim To estimate the prevalence of smoking, alcohol, and substance use among GPs, in order to determine factors that influence these habits and to elucidate GPs’ attitudes toward a healthy lifestyle. Design and setting Online survey-based study in Flanders, Belgium. Method Sociodemographic data and individual risk behaviour were collected by an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. GPs and family doctors in training were sent an email request between 1 April and 31 May 2011. Results Of 626 responders, 57% were male. The mean age was 45 years. Eight per cent (n = 50) were current smokers. Independent risk factors for smoking were: working alone, hazardous alcohol consumption, and smoking cannabis. Fourteen per cent (n = 86) consumed alcohol daily and 12% (n = 73) admitted at least one episode of binge drinking per month. Being male, cigarette smoking, cannabis use, and long working hours were associated with an increased likelihood of hazardous drinking. Sixteen per cent (n = 101) had used sleeping pills and 12% (n = 72) had used minor opiates as painkillers in the year before the study. Two-thirds (64%, n = 399) of GPs said they would be reluctant to seek medical help if they were misusing drugs or alcohol. Conclusion Smoking is uncommon in Flemish GPs; in contrast, alcohol consumption is high. GPs who misuse substances will not seek help readily. PMID:25267053

  11. Molecular mechanics approach for design and conformational studies of macrocyclic ligands

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    Rohini, Akbar, Rifat; Kanungo, B. K.

    2015-08-01

    Computational Chemistry has revolutionized way of viewing molecules at the quantum mechanical scale by allowing simulating various chemical scenarios that are not possible to study in a laboratory. The remarkable applications of computational chemistry have promoted to design and test of the effectiveness of various methods for searching the conformational space of highly flexible molecules. In this context, we conducted a series of optimization and conformational searches on macrocyclic based ligands, 9N3Me5Ox, (1,4,7-tris(5-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane) and 12N3Me5Ox, (1,5,9-tris(5-methyl-8-hydroxyquinoline)-1,5,9-triazacyclododecane) and studied their selectivity and coordination behavior with some lanthanide metal ions in molecular mechanics and semiempirical methods. The methods include both systematic and random conformational searches for dihedral angles, torsion angles and Cartesian coordinates. Structural studies were carried out by using geometry optimization, coordination scans and electronic properties were evaluated. The results clearly show that chair-boat conformational isomer of 9N3Me5Ox ligand is more stable due to lower eclipsing ethane interaction and form stronger adduct complexes with lanthanide metal ion. This is because of the fact that, in a central unit of 9N3 of the ligand form six endo type bonds out of nine. The rest of bonds have trans conformation. In contrast, for the adduct of 12N3Me5Ox, two C-C bonds have on eclipsed conformation, and others have synclinal and antiperiplanar confirmations. The distortion of the two eclipsed conformations may affect the yields and the stability of the complexes.

  12. Hexamethylenetetramine directed synthesis and properties of a new family of alpha-nickel hydroxide organic-inorganic hybrid materials with high chemical stability.

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    Liu, Bian-Hua; Yu, Shu-Hong; Chen, Shao-Feng; Wu, Chun-Yan

    2006-03-09

    A new family of organic-inorganic hybrid material of alpha-nickel hydroxide formulated as Ni(OH)2-x(An-)x/n-(C6H12N4)y.zH2O (A=Cl-, CH3COO-, SO4(2-), NO3-; x=0.05-0.18, y=0.09-0.11, z=0.36-0.43) with high stability and adjustable interlayer spacing ranging from 7.21 to 15.12 A has been successfully prepared by a simple hydrothermal method. The effects of various anions and hexamethylenetetramine (HMT) on the d values of alpha-nickel hydroxide have been systematically investigated. This family of hybrid materials is of such high stability that they can stand more than 40 days in 6 M KOH. The product with a formula Ni(OH)1.95(C6H12N4)0.11(Cl-)0.05(H2O)0.36 has a high surface area of about 299.26 m2/g and an average pore diameter of about 45.1 A. The coercivity (Hc) value is ca. 2000 Oe for the sample with a d spacing of 13.14 A. Moreover, the prepared alpha-Ni(OH)2 in our experiment is of high stability in strong alkali solution. Such high stability could be derived from strong chelating interactions between the Ni ions and HMT molecules with the interlayers. This high chemical stability could make this material more suitable for the applications.

  13. Extensive analysis of N-H...O hydrogen bonding in four classes of phosphorus compounds: a combined experimental and database study.

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    Hamzehee, Farahnaz; Pourayoubi, Mehrdad; Nečas, Marek; Choquesillo-Lazarte, Duane

    2017-03-01

    The N-H...O hydrogen bond is the characteristic interaction in the crystal structures of N-benzyl-P-phenyl-N'-(p-tolyl)phosphonic diamide, C20H21N2OP or (C6H5)P(O)(NHCH2C6H5)(NHC6H4-p-CH3), (I), diphenylphosphinic 1-methylpropylamide, C16H20NOP or (C6H5)2P(O)[NHCH(CH3)(C2H5)], (II), (S)-1-phenylethylammonium N-[(S)-1-phenylethyl]phenylphosphonamidate, C8H12N(+)·C14H15NO2P(-) or [S-(C6H5)CH(CH3)NH3][(C6H5)P(O){S-NHCH(CH3)(C6H5)}(O)], (III), and (4-methylbenzyl)ammonium diphenylphosphinate, C8H12N(+)·C12H10O2P(-) or [4-CH3-C6H4CH2NH3][(C6H5)2P(O)(O)], (IV). This article focuses on the N-H...O hydrogen bonds by considering the structures of (I), (II), (III) and (IV), and reviewing their analogous compounds, including 43 (C)P(O)(N)2, 102 (C)2P(O)(N), 31 (C)P(O)(N)(O) and 96 (C)2P(O)(O) structures, deposited in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD). For the structures with a (C)P(O)(N)2 segment, only neutral hydrogen bonds were found in the CSD. The other three classes of compounds included both neutral and `charge-assisted' hydrogen bonds, and the (C)2P(O)(O) structures were particularly noticeable for a high number of cation-anion compounds. The overall tendencies of N...O distances in neutral and cation-anion compounds were compared. The N-H...O hydrogen-bond angles were also analyzed for the four classes of phosphorus compounds.

  14. High sensitivity assays for docetaxel and paclitaxel in plasma using solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography with UV detection

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    Andersen, Anders; Warren, David J; Brunsvig, Paal F; Aamdal, Steinar; Kristensen, Gunnar B; Olsen, Harald

    2006-01-01

    Background The taxanes paclitaxel and docetaxel have traditionally been used in high doses every third week in the treatment of cancer. Lately there has been a trend towards giving weekly low doses to improve the therapeutic index. This article describes the development of high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods suitable for monitoring taxane levels in patients, focusing on patients receiving low-dose therapy. Methods Paclitaxel and docetaxel were extracted from human plasma by solid phase extraction, and detected by absorbance at 227 nm after separation by reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography. The methods were validated and their performance were tested using samples from patients receiving paclitaxel or docetaxel. Results The limits of quantitation were 1 nM for docetaxel and 1.2 nM for paclitaxel. For both compounds linearity was confirmed from the limit of quantitation up to 1000 nM in plasma. The recoveries ranged between 92% and 118% for docetaxel and between 76% and 104% for paclitaxel. Accuracy and precision were within international acceptance criteria, that is within ± 15%, except at the limit of quantitation where values within ± 20% are acceptable. Low-dose patients included in an on going clinical trial had a median docetaxel concentration of 2.8 nM at 72 hours post infusion. Patients receiving 100 mg/m2 of paclitaxel had a mean paclitaxel concentration of 21 nM 48 hours after the end of infusion. Conclusion We have developed an HPLC method using UV detection capable of quantifying 1 nM of docetaxel in plasma samples. The method should be useful for pharmacokinetic determinations at all relevant doses of docetaxel. Using a similar methodology paclitaxel can be quantified down to a concentration of 1.2 nM in plasma with acceptable accuracy and precision. We further demonstrate that the previously reported negative influence of Cremophor EL on assay performance may be overcome by degradation of the detergent by incubation with lipase. PMID:16412237

  15. Diagnostic Efficacy of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Meta-Analysis of 66 Studies

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    Yang, Xihong

    2017-01-01

    Objectives The diagnostic efficacy of sentinel lymph node biopsy(SLNB) in early oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) still remains controversial. This meta-analysis was conducted to assess the diagnostic value of SLNB in clinically neck-negative T1-2 OSCC. Methods A systematic literature search for relevant literature published up to September 11, 2016 was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and ClinicalTrials, and the reference lists of eligible studies were examined. Data from different studies were pooled to estimate the summary sentinel lymph node(SLN) identification rate, sensitivity, negative predictive value. Summary receiver operator characteristic curve(SROC) was plotted and area under the SROC curve (AUC) was calculated to evaluate the overall diagnostic efficacy. Threshold effect was assessed with use of the spearman correlation coefficient. Between-study heterogeneity was tested using the Q tests and the I2 statistics. Subgroup analyses were conducted in view of the greater effect of different study characteristics on diagnostic efficacy of SLN. Deeks’ funnel plot asymmetry test was performed to evaluate publication bias. Sensitivity analysis was evaluated through omitting studies one by one and comparing the pooled results of random-effects model and fixed-effects model. All analyses were performed using Review Manager (version 5.3.5), Meta-DiSc (version 1.4), Comprehensive Meta Analysis (version 2.0) and STATA (version 12). Results 66 studies comprising 3566 patients with cT1-2N0 OSCC were included in this meta-analysis. The pooled SLN identification rate was 96.3%(95% CI: 95.3%-97.0%). The pooled sensitivity was 0.87 (95% CI: 0.85–0.89), pooled negative predictive value was 0.94 (95% CI: 0.93–0.95), and AUC was 0.98 (95% CI: 0.97–0.99). Subgroup analyses indicated that SLN assessment with immunohistochemistry(IHC) achieved a significantly higher sensitivity than without IHC. Conclusions This meta-analysis suggests that SLNB has a high diagnostic accuracy in cT1-2N0 oral squamous cell carcinoma, and is an ideal alternative to elective neck dissection. Furthermore, the use of IHC can significantly improve SLNB diagnostic sensitivity for early OSCC. PMID:28107500

  16. Characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella, Enterobacter, and Citrobacter obtained in environmental samples of a Tunisian hospital.

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    Dziri, Raoudha; Klibi, Naouel; Alonso, Carla Andrea; Said, Leila Ben; Bellaaj, Ridha; Slama, Karim Ben; Boudabous, Abdellatif; Torres, Carmen

    2016-10-01

    The assessment of the hospital environment as a reservoir of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Tunisian hospitals is scarcely analyzed, except for Escherichia coli. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of ESBL-producing non-E. coli Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-EbNoEc) in 300 samples of abiotic surfaces and the hands of patients and staff of a Tunisian Hospital, and to characterize the ESBL genes of the recovered isolates. ESBL-EbNoEc were recovered in 28 of 300 (9.3%) analyzed samples and were identified as Klebsiella pneumoniae (n= 11), Enterobacter cloacae (n=11), Citrobacter freundii (n=4) and Klebsiella oxytoca (n=2). The bla genes identified by PCR and sequencing among the strains were as follows: 11 K.pneumoniae strains [blaCTX-M-15+ blaTEM-1+ blaSHV-11 (n=6); blaCTX-M-15+ blaTEM-1+ blaSHV-28 (n=3); blaCTX-M-15+ blaTEM-1+ blaSHV-1 (n=2)], 11 E. cloacae strains [blaCTX-M-15 (n=6); blaCTX-M-15+ blaTEM-1b (n=2); blaCTX-M-15+ blaTEM-1b+ blaOXA-1 (n=1);blaCTX-M-15+ blaOXA-1 (n=1);blaSHV-12 (n=1)], 4 C. freundii strains [blaCTX-M-15] and 2 K. oxytoca strains [blaCTX-M-15 (n=1); blaSHV-12 (n=1)]. The ISEcp1 and orf477 sequences were identified upstream and downstream of the blaCTX-M-15 gene, respectively, in 3 K. pneumoniae and 3 E. cloacae isolates. The PFGE analysis demonstrated three unrelated pulsotypes in K. pneumoniae strains and five pulsotypes in E. cloacae. The uncontrolled dissemination of ESBL-producing bacteria, even in the hospital environment, has become a real problem and new strategies and hygienic rules are needed to stop this bacterial dissemination.

  17. Induction Chemotherapy Improved Long-term Outcomes of Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Propensity Matched Analysis of 5-year Survival Outcomes in the Era of Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy

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    Peng, Hao; Chen, Lei; Zhang, Jian; Li, Wen-Fei; Mao, Yan-Ping; Zhang, Yuan; Liu, Li-Zhi; Tian, Li; Lin, Ai-Hua; Sun, Ying; Ma, Jun

    2017-01-01

    Background: The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term therapeutic gain of induction chemotherapy (IC) in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in the era of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Methods: Data on 957 patients with stage T1-2N2-3 or T3-4N1-3 NPC treated with IMRT were retrospectively reviewed. Propensity score matching (PSM) method was adopted to balance influence of various covariates. Patient survival between IC and non-IC groups were compared. Results: For the 318 pairs selected from the original 957 patients by PSM, the median follow-up duration was 57.13 months (range, 1.27-78.1 months). The 5-year overall survival (OS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), disease-free survival (DFS) and locoregional relapse-free survival (LRRFS) rates for IC group vs. non-IC group were 87.2% vs. 80.8% (P = 0.023), 88.1% vs. 83.2% (P = 0.071), 80.7% vs. 71.4% (P = 0.011) and 92.1% vs. 86.7% (P = 0.081), respectively. Multivariate analysis identify IC as an independent prognostic factor for OS (HR, 0.595; 95% CI, 0.397-0.891; P = 0.012) and DFS (HR, 0.627; 95% CI, 0.451-0.872; P = 0.006). After excluding the patients not receiving concurrent chemotherapy, IC was found to be an independent prognostic factor for OS (HR, 0.566; 95% CI, 0.368-0.872; P = 0.01), DMFS (HR, 0.580; 95% CI, 0.367-0.916; P = 0.02) and DFS (HR, 0.633; 95% CI, 0.444-0.903; P = 0.012). Conclusions: IC is an effective treatment modality for patients with stage T1-2N2-3 and T3-4N1-3 NPC, and the incorporation of IC with standard CCRT could achieve the best therapeutic gain. PMID:28261337

  18. Dose Escalation of Total Marrow Irradiation With Concurrent Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Acute Leukemia Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

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    Wong, Jeffrey Y.C.; Forman, Stephen; Somlo, George; Liu An; Schultheiss, Timothy; Radany, Eric; Palmer, Joycelynne; Stein, Anthony

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: We have demonstrated that toxicities are acceptable with total marrow irradiation (TMI) at 16 Gy without chemotherapy or TMI at 12 Gy and the reduced intensity regimen of fludarabine/melphalan in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). This article reports results of a study of TMI combined with higher intensity chemotherapy regimens in 2 phase I trials in patients with advanced acute myelogenous leukemia or acute lymphoblastic leukemia (AML/ALL) who would do poorly on standard intent-to-cure HCT regimens. Methods and Materials: Trial 1 consisted of TMI on Days -10 to -6, etoposide (VP16) on Day -5 (60 mg/kg), and cyclophosphamide (CY) on Day -3 (100 mg/kg). TMI dose was 12 (n=3 patients), 13.5 (n=3 patients), and 15 (n=6 patients) Gy at 1.5 Gy twice daily. Trial 2 consisted of busulfan (BU) on Days -12 to -8 (800 {mu}M min), TMI on Days -8 to -4, and VP16 on Day -3 (30 mg/kg). TMI dose was 12 (n=18) and 13.5 (n=2) Gy at 1.5 Gy twice daily. Results: Trial 1 had 12 patients with a median age of 33 years. Six patients had induction failures (IF), and 6 had first relapses (1RL), 9 with leukemia blast involvement of bone marrow ranging from 10%-98%, 5 with circulating blasts (24%-85%), and 2 with chloromas. No dose-limiting toxicities were observed. Eleven patients achieved complete remission at Day 30. With a median follow-up of 14.75 months, 5 patients remained in complete remission from 13.5-37.7 months. Trial 2 had 20 patients with a median age of 41 years. Thirteen patients had IF, and 5 had 1RL, 2 in second relapse, 19 with marrow blasts (3%-100%) and 13 with peripheral blasts (6%-63%). Grade 4 dose-limiting toxicities were seen at 13.5 Gy (stomatitis and hepatotoxicity). Stomatitis was the most frequent toxicity in both trials. Conclusions: TMI dose escalation to 15 Gy is possible when combined with CY/VP16 and is associated with acceptable toxicities and encouraging outcomes. TMI dose escalation is not possible with BU/VP16 due to

  19. Transcapillary exchange in the cat salivary gland during secretion, bradykinin infusion and after chronic duct ligation.

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    Mann, G E; Smaje, L H; Yudilevich, D L

    1979-01-01

    1. Capillary permeability-surface area products for 86Rb, [51Cr]EDTA (mol. wt. 357), [57Co]cyanocobalamin (mol. wt. 1353) and [125I]insulin (approximate mol. wt. 6000) have been measured using the single-circulation, multiple-tracer dilution technique in the in situ perfused submandibular salivary gland during parasympathetic nerve stimulation, close-arterial bradykinin infusion and following chronic duct ligation. 2. In glands with a natural blood supply, permeability-surface area for 86Rb and [51Cr]EDTA increased during parasympathetic stimulation, but this was shown to be related to the concomitant increase in blood flow rather than to a change in capillary permeability or in surface area. 3. In glands perfused at constant flow, parasympathetic stimulation led to a decrease in permeability-surface area for EDTA (-19.1 +/- 5.2%, mean +/- S.E., n = 5, P less than 0.05) cyanocobalamin (-12.3 +/- 6.0, n = 12, P less than 0.05), and insulin (-15.3 +/- 4.8, n = 11, P less than 0.02). It is suggested that this may be the result of a redistribution of flow from the acinar microcirculation to a less permeable ductal vasculature. 4. Bradykinin infusion had no significant effect on permeability-surface area for EDTA and cyanocobalamin in perfused glands. 5. In perfused glands, ligation of the submandibular duct for 3--12 days reduced permeability-surface area (ml.min-1.g-1) for [51Cr]EDTA from 5.26 +/- 0.60 (mean +/- S.E., n = 9) to 4.20 +/- 0.12 (n = 4, P less than 0.30), [57Co]cyanocobalamin from 3.22 +/- 0.12 (n = 48) to 2.02 +/- 0.08 (n = 15, P less than 0.001) and [125I]insulin from 1.52 +/- 0.07 (n = 39) to 0.72 +/- 0.23 (n = 11, P less than 0.001). PMID:119844

  20. The formation of improved tetraploid population of red crucian carp x common carp hybrids by androgenesis.

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    Duan, Wei; Qin, QinBo; Chen, Song; Liu, ShaoJun; Wang, Jing; Zhang, Chun; Sun, YuanDong; Liu, Yun

    2007-12-01

    Bisexual fertile diploid androgenetic individuals (A(0)) (2n=100) were formed by androgenesis. In this way, the diploid spermatozoa from male allotetraploid hybrids (AT) (4n=200) of red crucian carp (Carassius auratus red var.) (female) x common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) (male) were used to fertilize the UV-treated haploid eggs of goldfish (Carassius auratus), and living androgenetic diploid fish were developed. The A(0) became sexually mature at the age of 2 years, and they fertilized with each other to form their offspring (A(1)). In this study, we observed the chromosomal number, gonadal structure and appearance of A(1) fish. The results are as follows: (1) In A(1), there were 85% tetraploids (A(1)-4n), 10% triploids (A(1)-3n) and 5% diploids (A(1)-2n), suggesting that diploid A(0) could produce diploid gametes. It was concluded that the formation of diploid gametes generated from diploid A(0) was probably related to the mechanism of pre-meiotic endoreduplication. (2) Among A(1), only A(1)-4n possessed normal ovaries and testes. The mature males of A1-4n produced white semen. Under the electron microscope, the head of diploid sperm generated by A(1)-4n was bigger than that of haploid sperm generated by red crucian carp. In the testes of the A(1)-4n, there were many mature normal spermatozoa with a head bearing plasma membrane and a tail having the typical structure of "9+2" microtubules. Between the head and the tail, there were some mitochondria. The ovaries of A(1)-4n developed well and mainly contained II, III and IV-stage oocytes. The IV-stage oocytes were surrounded by inner and outer follicular cells. The micropyle was observed on the oolemma of follicular cells. There were abundant yolks and plenty of endoplasmic reticulum in the cytoplasm of IV-stage oocytes. Because A(1)-2n and A(1)-3n were distant crossing diploid hybrids and triploid hybrids respectively, they possessed abnormal gonads, and no mature semen and eggs were observed. (3) Compared with allotetraploids, the A(1)-4n fish not only had advantages such as fast growth rate and strong resistibility but also showed some new good performances such as high ratio of body width to body length, smaller heads and shorter tails. These results indicated that androgenesis could produce bisexual fertile tetraploids and improve the shape of allotetraploid hybrids as well, which will be of great significance in both the cell genetics research and fish breeding.

  1. Modulation of the Substitution Pattern of 5-Aryl-2-Aminoimidazoles Allows Fine-Tuning of Their Antibiofilm Activity Spectrum and Toxicity

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    Peeters, Elien; Hooyberghs, Geert; Robijns, Stijn; Waldrant, Kai; De Weerdt, Ami; Delattin, Nicolas; Liebens, Veerle; Kucharíková, Soňa; Tournu, Hélène; Verstraeten, Natalie; Dovgan, Barbara; Girandon, Lenart; Fröhlich, Mirjam; De Brucker, Katrijn; Michiels, Jan; Cammue, Bruno P. A.; Thevissen, Karin; Vanderleyden, Jozef; Van der Eycken, Erik

    2016-01-01

    We previously synthesized several series of compounds, based on the 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazole scaffold, that showed activity preventing the formation of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. Here, we further studied the activity spectrum of a number of the most active N1- and 2N-substituted 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazoles against a broad panel of biofilms formed by monospecies and mixed species of bacteria and fungi. An N1-substituted compound showed very strong activity against the biofilms formed by Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria and the fungus Candida albicans but was previously shown to be toxic against various eukaryotic cell lines. In contrast, 2N-substituted compounds were nontoxic and active against biofilms formed by Gram-negative bacteria and C. albicans but had reduced activity against biofilms formed by Gram-positive bacteria. In an attempt to develop nontoxic compounds with potent activity against biofilms formed by Gram-positive bacteria for application in antibiofilm coatings for medical implants, we synthesized novel compounds with substituents at both the N1 and 2N positions and tested these compounds for antibiofilm activity and toxicity. Interestingly, most of these N1-,2N-disubstituted 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazoles showed very strong activity against biofilms formed by Gram-positive bacteria and C. albicans in various setups with biofilms formed by monospecies and mixed species but lost activity against biofilms formed by Gram-negative bacteria. In light of application of these compounds as anti-infective coatings on orthopedic implants, toxicity against two bone cell lines and the functionality of these cells were tested. The N1-,2N-disubstituted 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazoles in general did not affect the viability of bone cells and even induced calcium deposition. This indicates that modulating the substitution pattern on positions N1 and 2N of the 5-aryl-2-aminoimidazole scaffold allows fine-tuning of both the antibiofilm activity spectrum and toxicity. PMID:27550355

  2. Kisspeptin-10 and the G protein-coupled receptor 54 are differentially expressed in the canine pregnant uterus and trophoblast cells.

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    Schäfer-Somi, S; Ay, S S; Kaya, D; Sözmen, M; Beceriklisoy, H B; Ağaoğlu, A R; Fındık, M; van Haeften, T; Aslan, S

    2016-10-23

    Uterine tissue was collected from bitches after ovariohysterectomy at different times after ovulation. Samples were assigned to four groups: metestrous non-pregnant, day 10-12, n = 4; pre-implantation, day 10-12, n = 9; post-implantation, day 18-25, n = 13; mid-gestation, day 30-40, n = 7. RT-qPCR detection was performed for kiss1 and the G protein-coupled receptor 54 (GPR54, specific receptor for kisspeptin). In addition, immunohistochemistry was performed for detection of kisspeptin-10 (KP-10), GPR54, as well as pan-cytokeratin and vimentin. The latter two were included to differentiate the different placental cell types. The percentage of positive stained cells was evaluated, and an immunoreactivity score (IRS) was obtained by multiplying the labelling intensity score (0-3) with the percentage of immunolabelled cells (range: 0-300). In non-pregnant and pre-implantation tissues, gene expression was highly variable for kiss1 and GPR54. Expression of GPR54 was higher before embryo adhesion than during post-implantation and mid-gestation (p < .05), whereas there was no difference found between groups for kiss1. Except during the pre-implantation period, KP-10 expression was higher in the non-pregnant uterus compared to all gestational periods investigated, indicating a pregnancy-related downregulation. In the pre-implantation period, KP-10 was present in larger vessels only, whereas the presence of GPR54 in vessels was found in all samples, with most labelling in the post-implantation period. KP-10 was present in superficial uterine glands, GPR54 in superficial and deep uterine glands of the post-implantation uterus. In myocytes, the highest staining for KP-10 was seen in the non-pregnant uterus, whereas the highest staining for GPR54 was seen in post-implantation and mid-gestation. Syncytiotrophoblast cells stained for both KP-10 and GPR54 in post-implantation and mid-gestation, with maximum intensity for GPR54 in the latter. We conclude that KP-10 and

  3. High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Complements Plasma Epstein-Barr Virus Deoxyribonucleic Acid Prognostication in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: A Large-Scale Retrospective and Prospective Cohort Study

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    Tang, Lin-Quan; Li, Chao-Feng; Chen, Qiu-Yan; Zhang, Lu; Lai, Xiao-Ping; He, Yun; Xu, Yun-Xiu-Xiu; Hu, Dong-Peng; Wen, Shi-Hua; Peng, Yu-Tuan; Chen, Wen-Hui; Liu, Huai; Guo, Shan-Shan; Liu, Li-Ting; Li, Jing; Zhang, Jing-Ping; and others

    2015-02-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the effects of combining the assessment of circulating high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) with that of Epstein-Barr virus DNA (EBV DNA) in the pretherapy prognostication of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Patients and Methods: Three independent cohorts of NPC patients (training set of n=3113, internal validation set of n=1556, and prospective validation set of n=1668) were studied. Determinants of disease-free survival, distant metastasis–free survival, and overall survival were assessed by multivariate analysis. Hazard ratios and survival probabilities of the patient groups, segregated by clinical stage (T1-2N0-1M0, T3-4N0-1M0, T1-2N2-3M0, and T3-4N2-3M0) and EBV DNA load (low or high) alone, and also according to hs-CRP level (low or high), were compared. Results: Elevated hs-CRP and EBV DNA levels were significantly correlated with poor disease-free survival, distant metastasis–free survival, and overall survival in both the training and validation sets. Associations were similar and remained significant after excluding patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic hepatitis B. Patients with advanced-stage disease were segregated by high EBV DNA levels and high hs-CRP level into a poorest-risk group, and participants with either high EBV DNA but low hs-CRP level or high hs-CRP but low EBV DNA values had poorer survival compared with the bottom values for both biomarkers. These findings demonstrate a significant improvement in the prognostic ability of conventional advanced NPC staging. Conclusion: Baseline plasma EBV DNA and serum hs-CRP levels were significantly correlated with survival in NPC patients. The combined interpretation of EBV DNA with hs-CRP levels led to refinement of the risks for the patient subsets, with improved risk discrimination in patients with advanced-stage disease.

  4. A platonic solid templating Archimedean solid: an unprecedented nanometre-sized Ag37 cluster

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    Li, Xiao-Yu; Su, Hai-Feng; Yu, Kai; Tan, Yuan-Zhi; Wang, Xing-Po; Zhao, Ya-Qin; Sun, Di; Zheng, Lan-Sun

    2015-04-01

    The spontaneous formation of discrete spherical nanosized molecules is prevalent in nature, but the authentic structural mimicry of such highly symmetric polyhedra from edge sharing of regular polygons has remained elusive. Here we present a novel ball-shaped {(HNEt3)[Ag37S4(SC6H4tBu)24(CF3COO)6(H2O)12]} cluster (1) that is assembled via a one-pot process from polymeric {(HNEt3)2[Ag10(SC6H4tBu)12]}n and CF3COOAg. Single crystal X-ray analysis confirmed that 1 is a Td symmetric spherical molecule with a [Ag36(SC6H4tBu)24] anion shell enwrapping a AgS4 tetrahedron. The shell topology of 1 belongs to one of 13 Archimedean solids, a truncated tetrahedron with four edge-shared hexagons and trigons, which are supported by a AgS4 Platonic solid in the core. Interestingly, the cluster emits green luminescence centered at 515 nm at room temperature. Our investigations have provided a promising synthetic protocol for a high-nuclearity silver cluster based on underlying geometrical principles.The spontaneous formation of discrete spherical nanosized molecules is prevalent in nature, but the authentic structural mimicry of such highly symmetric polyhedra from edge sharing of regular polygons has remained elusive. Here we present a novel ball-shaped {(HNEt3)[Ag37S4(SC6H4tBu)24(CF3COO)6(H2O)12]} cluster (1) that is assembled via a one-pot process from polymeric {(HNEt3)2[Ag10(SC6H4tBu)12]}n and CF3COOAg. Single crystal X-ray analysis confirmed that 1 is a Td symmetric spherical molecule with a [Ag36(SC6H4tBu)24] anion shell enwrapping a AgS4 tetrahedron. The shell topology of 1 belongs to one of 13 Archimedean solids, a truncated tetrahedron with four edge-shared hexagons and trigons, which are supported by a AgS4 Platonic solid in the core. Interestingly, the cluster emits green luminescence centered at 515 nm at room temperature. Our investigations have provided a promising synthetic protocol for a high-nuclearity silver cluster based on underlying geometrical principles

  5. Design, synthesis, characterization, and OFET properties of amphiphilic heteroleptic tris(phthalocyaninato) europium(III) complexes. The effect of crown ether hydrophilic substituents.

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    Gao, Yingning; Ma, Pan; Chen, Yanli; Zhang, Ying; Bian, Yongzhong; Li, Xiyou; Jiang, Jianzhuang; Ma, Changqin

    2009-01-05

    Two amphiphilic heteroleptic tris(phthalocyaninato) europium complexes with hydrophilic crown ether heads and hydrophobic octyloxy tails [Pc(mCn)(4)]Eu[Pc(mCn)(4)]Eu[Pc(OC(8)H(17))(8)] [m = 12, n = 4, H(2)Pc(12C4)(4) = 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-tetrakis(12-crown-4)phthalocyanine; m = 18, n = 6, H(2)Pc(18C6)(4) = 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-tetrakis(18-crown-6)phthalocyanine; H(2)Pc(OC(8)H(17))(8) = 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24-octakis(octyloxy)phthalocyanine] (1, 2) were designed and prepared from the reaction between homoleptic bis(phthalocyaninato) europium compound [Pc(mCn)(4)]Eu[Pc(mCn)(4)] (m = 12, n = 4; m = 18, n = 6) and metal-free H(2)Pc(OC(8)H(17))(8) in the presence of Eu(acac)(3).H(2)O (Hacac = acetylacetone) in boiling 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene. These novel sandwich triple-decker complexes were characterized by a wide range of spectroscopic methods and electrochemically studied. With the help of the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, these typical amphiphilic triple-decker complexes were fabricated into organic field effect transistors (OFET) with top contact configuration on bare SiO(2)/Si substrate, hexamethyldisilazane-treated SiO(2)/Si substrate, and octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS)-treated SiO(2)/Si substrate, respectively. The device performance is revealed to be dependent on the species of crown ether substituents and substrate surface treatment. OFETs fabricated from the triple decker with 12-crown-4 hydrophilic substituents, 1, allow the hole transfer in the direction parallel to the aromatic phthalocyanine rings. In contrast, the devices of a triple-decker compound containing 18-crown-6 as hydrophilic heads, 2, transfer holes in a direction along the long axis of the assembly composed of face-to-face aggregated triple-decker molecules, revealing the effect of molecular structure, specifically the crown ether substituents on the film structure and OFET functional properties. The carrier mobility for hole as high as 0.33 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and current modulation of 7.91 x 10

  6. Ordering principle for cluster expansions in the theory of quantum fluids, dense gases, and simple classical liquids

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    Feenberg, E.; Lee, D.K.

    1982-03-01

    A study is made of a series-expansion procedure which gives the leading terms of the n-particle distribution function p/sup( n/)(1,2,...,n) as explicit functionals in the radial distribution function g(r). The development of the series is based on the cluster-expansion formalism applied to the Abe form for p/sup( n/) expressed as a product of the generalized Kirkwood superposition approximation P/sup( n/)/sub K/ and a correction factor exp(A/sup( n/)(1,2,...,n)). An ordering parameter ..mu.. is introduced to determine A/sup( n/) and p/sup( n/) in the form of infinite power series in ..mu.., and the postulate of minimal complexity is employed to eliminate an infinite number of possible classes of solutions in a sequential relation connecting A/sup( n/-1) and A/sup( n/). Derivation of the series for p/sup( n/) and many other algebraic manipulations involving a large number of cluster integrals are greatly simplified by the use of a scheme which groups together all cluster terms having, in a certain way, the same source term. In particular, the scheme is useful in demonstrating that the nature of the series structure of p/sup(/sup 3/) is such that its three-point Fourier transform S/sup(/sup 3/)(k/sub 1/,k/sub 2/,k/sub 3/) has as a factor the product of the three liquid-structure functions S(k/sub 1/)S(k/sub 2/)S(k/sub 3/). The results obtained to order ..mu../sup 4/ for A/sup(/sup 3/), p/sup(/sup 3/), and S/sup(/sup 3/) agree with those derived earlier in a more straightforward but tedious approach. The result for p/sup(/sup 4/) shows that the convolution approximation p/sup(/sup 4/)/sub c/, which contains ..mu../sup 3/ terms, must be supplemented by a correction of O(..mu../sup 3/) in order to be accurate through third order. The ..mu..-expansion approach is also examined for the cluster expansion of the correlation function in the Bijl-Dingle-Jastrow description of a many-boson system, and then compared with the number-density expansion formula by using the Gaussian model for g(r)-1 to evaluate cluster integrals.

  7. Interactions of human P-glycoprotein transport substrates and inhibitors at the drug binding domain: Functional and molecular docking analyses.

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    Kadioglu, Onat; Saeed, Mohamed E M; Valoti, Massimo; Frosini, Maria; Sgaragli, Giampietro; Efferth, Thomas

    2016-03-15

    Rhodamine 123 (R123) transport substrate sensitizes P-glycoprotein (P-gp) to inhibition by compound 2c (cis-cis) N,N-bis(cyclohexanolamine)aryl ester isomer in a concentration-dependent manner in human MDR1-gene transfected mouse T-lymphoma L5178 cells as shown previously. By contrast, epirubicin (EPI) concentration changes left unaltered 2c IC50 values of EPI efflux. To clarify this discrepancy, defined molecular docking (DMD) analyses of 12 N,N-bis(cyclohexanolamine)aryl esters, the highly flexible aryl ester analog 4, and several P-gp substrate/non-substrate inhibitors were performed on human P-gp drug- or nucleotide-binding domains (DBD or NBD). DMD measurements yielded lowest binding energy (LBE, kcal/mol) values (mean ± SD) ranging from -11.8 ± 0.54 (valspodar) to -3.98 ± 0.01 (4). Lys234, Ser952 and Tyr953 residues formed H-bonds with most of the compounds. Only 2c docked also at ATP binding site (LBE value of -6.9 ± 0.30 kcal/mol). Inhibition of P-gp-mediated R123 efflux by 12 N,N-bis(cyclohexanolamine)aryl esters and 4 significantly correlated with LBE values. DMD analysis of EPI, (3)H-1EPI, (3)H-2EPI, (14)C-1EPI, (14)C-2EPI, R123 and 2c before and after previous docking of each of them indicated that pre-docking of either 2c or EPI significantly reduced LBE of both EPI and R123, and that of both (3)H-2EPI and (14)C-2EPI, respectively. Since the clusters of DBD amino acid residues interacting with EPI were different, if EPI docked alone or after pre-docking of EPI or 2c, the existence of alternative secondary binding site for EPI on P-gp is credible. In conclusion, 2c may allocate the drug-binding pocket and reduce strong binding of EPI and R123 in agreement with P-gp inhibition experiments, where 2c reduced efflux of EPI and R123.

  8. Cardiovascular Endurance, Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Carotenoid Intake of Children: NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey

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    2016-01-01

    Background. Approximately 17% of children aged 6–11 years were classified as obese in the United States. Obesity adversely affects physical functioning and leads to reduced quality of life. Heart function for overweight and obese children has not been reported. Methods. Data for this study were from NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey (NNYFS) conducted in conjunction with the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 2012. This study used data from children aged 6–12 (N = 732) that had the cardiorespiratory endurance measure, body mass index for age and sex, and dietary data (N = 682). Cardiovascular endurance was estimated by heart rate reserve. Results. Compared to the highest percentile of heart rate reserve, those in the first percentile had 3.52 (2.36, 5.24) odds and those in the second percentile had 3.61 (1.84, 7.06) odds of being in the overweight/obese as compared to the under/normal weight category. Considering the highest percentile, boys had a heart rate reserve of 35%, whereas girls had a heart rate reserve of 13% (less than half that of boys). Conclusion. Having an overweight or obese classification for children in this study demonstrated a compromise in cardiovascular endurance. Parental awareness should be raised as to the detrimental consequence of overweight and heart health. PMID:27774315

  9. Postirradiation thermocyclic loading of ferritic-martensitic structural materials

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    Belyaeva, L.; Orychtchenko, A.; Petersen, C.; Rybin, V.

    Thermonuclear fusion reactors of the Tokamak-type will be unique power engineering plants to operate in thermocyclic mode only. Ferritic-martensitic stainless steels are prime candidate structural materials for test blankets of the ITER fusion reactor. Beyond the radiation damage, thermomechanical cyclic loading is considered as the most detrimental lifetime limiting phenomenon for the above structure. With a Russian and a German facility for thermal fatigue testing of neutron irradiated materials a cooperation has been undertaken. Ampule devices to irradiate specimens for postirradiation thermal fatigue tests have been developed by the Russian partner. The irradiation of these ampule devices loaded with specimens of ferritic-martensitic steels, like the European MANET-II, the Russian 05K12N2M and the Japanese Low Activation Material F82H-mod, in a WWR-M-type reactor just started. A description of the irradiation facility, the qualification of the ampule device and the modification of the German thermal fatigue facility will be presented.

  10. X-ray dose estimation from cathode ray tube monitors by Monte Carlo calculation.

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    Khaledi, Navid; Arbabi, Azim; Dabaghi, Moloud

    2015-04-01

    Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors are associated with the possible emission of bremsstrahlung radiation produced by electrons striking the monitor screen. Because of the low dose rate, accurate dosimetry is difficult. In this study, the dose equivalent (DE) and effective dose (ED) to an operator working in front of the monitor have been calculated using the Monte Carlo (MC) method by employing the MCNP code. The mean energy of photons reaching the operator was above 17 keV. The phantom ED was 454 μSv y (348 nSv h), which was reduced to 16 μSv y (12 nSv h) after adding a conventional leaded glass sheet. The ambient dose equivalent (ADE) and personal dose equivalent (PDE) for the head, neck, and thorax of the phantom were also calculated. The uncertainty of calculated ED, ADE, and PDE ranged from 3.3% to 10.7% and 4.2% to 14.6% without and with the leaded glass, respectively.

  11. A Small Molecule Bidentate-Binding Dual Inhibitor Probe of the LRRK2 and JNK Kinases

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    Feng, Yangbo; Chambers, Jeremy W.; Iqbal, Sarah; Koenig, Marcel; Park, HaJeung; Cherry, Lisa; Hernandez, Pamela; Figuera-Losada, Mariana; LoGrasso, Philip V.

    2013-01-01

    Both JNK and LRRK2 are associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Here we report a reasonably selective and potent kinase inhibitor (compound 6) that bound to both JNK and LRRK2 (a dual inhibitor). A bidentate-binding strategy that simultaneously utilized the ATP hinge binding and a unique protein surface site outside of the ATP pocket was applied to the design and identification of this kind of inhibitor. Compound 6 was a potent JNK3 and modest LRRK2 dual inhibitor with an enzyme IC50 value of 12 nM and 99 nM (LRRK2-G2019S), respectively. 6 also exhibited good cell potency, inhibited LRRK2:G2019S induced mitochondrial dysfunction in SHSY5Y cells, and was demonstrated to be reasonably selective against a panel of 116 kinases from representative kinase families. Design of such a probe molecule may help enable testing if dual JNK and LRRK2 inhibitions have added or synergistic efficacy in protecting against neurodegeneration in PD. PMID:23751758

  12. CO2 Total Column Variability From Ground-Based FTIR Measurements Over Central Mexico

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    Baylon, J. L.; Stremme, W.; Plaza, E.; Bezanilla, A.; Grutter, M.; Hase, F.; Blumenstock, T.

    2014-12-01

    There are now several space missions dedicated to measure greenhouse gases in order to improve the understanding of the carbon cycle. Ground based measurement sites are of great value in the validation process, however there are only a few stations in tropical latitudes. We present measurements of solar-absorption infrared spectra recorded on two locations over Central Mexico: the High-Altitude Station Altzomoni (19.12 N, 98.65 W), located in the Izta-Popo National Park outside of Mexico City; and the UNAM's Atmospheric Observatory (19.32 N, 99.17 W) in Mexico City. These measurements were performed using a high resolution Fourier transform infrared spectrometer FTIR (Bruker, HR 120/5) at Altzomoni and a moderate resolution FTIR (Bruker, Vertex 80) within the city. In this work, we present the first results for total vertical columns of CO2 derived from near-infrared spectra recorded at both locations using the retrieval code PROFFIT. We present the seasonal cycle and variability from the measurements, as well as the full diagnostics of the retrieval in order assess its quality and discuss the differences of both instruments and locations (altitudes, urban vs remote). This work aims to contribute to generate high quality datasets for satellite validation.

  13. Gold nanoparticles modified carbon paste electrode for differential pulse voltammetric determination of eugenol.

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    Afzali, Daryoush; Zarei, Somaye; Fathirad, Fariba; Mostafavi, Ali

    2014-10-01

    In the present study, a carbon paste electrode chemically modified with gold nanoparticles was used as a sensitive electrochemical sensor for determination of eugenol. The differential pulse voltammetric method was employed to study the behavior of eugenol on this modified electrode. The effect of variables such as percent of gold nanoparticles, pH of solution, accumulation potential and time on voltammogram peak current were optimized. The proposed electrode showed good oxidation response for eugenol in 0.1 mol L(-1) phosphate buffer solution (pH8) and the peak potential was about +285 mV (vs. Ag/AgCl). The peak current increased linearly with the eugenol concentration in the range of 5-250 μmol L(-1). The detection limit was found to be 2.0 μmol L(-1) and the relative standard deviation was 1.2% (n=7). The effect of interferences on the eugenol peak current was studied. The method has been applied to the determination of eugenol in different real samples, spiked recoveries were in the range of 96%-99%.

  14. Determination of apparent quantum yield spectra of DMS photo-degradation in an in situ iron-induced Northeast Pacific Ocean bloom

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    Bouillon, René-Christian; Miller, William L.

    2004-03-01

    The wavelength dependence of the photochemical removal efficiency for DMS was studied for samples from an iron-induced bloom in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean. In July 2002, a 64 km2 patch of ocean was iron-fertilized near Ocean Station Papa (50°12'N 144°45'W). Only small changes in pseudo-first-order apparent quantum yield (AQY*DMS(λ)) were observed outside the iron-patch. However, inside the patch, AQY*DMS(λ) decreased considerably over the two weeks following the initial iron injection. A positive strong correlation was found between pseudo-first-order apparent quantum yield determined at 330 nm (AQY*DMS(330 nm)) and NO3- concentrations. We propose that NO3--photolysis has a substantial influence on DMS photo-degradation rates in oceanic waters. This finding demonstrates that in addition to control DMS production, marine phytoplankton could indirectly influence the DMS photochemical loss rate via its control on NO3- distribution.

  15. 3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA) induced micronucleus formation and DNA damage in human hepatoma (HepG2) cells.

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    Lamy, Evelyn; Kassie, Fekadu; Gminski, Richard; Schmeiser, Heinz H; Mersch-Sundermann, Volker

    2004-01-15

    3-Nitrobenzanthrone (3-NBA), identified in diesel exhaust and in airborne particulate matter, is a potent mutagen in Salmonella, induces micronuclei formation in mice and in human cells and DNA adducts in rats. In the present study, we investigated the genotoxic potency of 3-NBA in human HepG2 cells using the micronucleus (MN) assay and the single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE). 3-NBA caused a genotoxic effect at concentrations > or =12 nM in both assays. In the micronucleus assay, we found 98.7+/-10.3 MN/1000 BNC at a concentration of 100 nM 3-NBA in comparison to 27.3+/-0.6 MN/1000 BNC with the negative control. At the same concentration, the DNA-migration (SCGE) showed an Olive tail moment (OTM) of 2.7+/-0.45 and %DNA in the tail of 8.28+/-0.76; OTM and %DNA in the tail of cells treated with the negative control were 0.73+/-0.08 and 2.81+/-0.30, respectively. The results are discussed under consideration of former studies.

  16. Indo-Pacific Sea Surface Temperature Influences on Failed Consecutive Rainy Seasons over Eastern Africa

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    Hoell, A.; Funk, C. C.

    2013-12-01

    Rainfall over eastern Africa (3S-12N; 40E-50E) is bimodal, with seasonal maxima during the "long rains" of March-April-May (MAM) and the "short rains" of October-November-December (OND). Below average precipitation during consecutive long and short rains seasons over eastern Africa can have devastating long-term impacts on water availability and agriculture. Here, we examine the forcing of drought during consecutive long and short rains seasons over eastern Africa by Indo-Pacific sea surface temperatures (SSTs). The forcing of eastern Africa precipitation and circulation by SSTs is tested using twelve ensemble simulations of a global weather forecast model forced by 1950-2010 observed global SSTs. Since the 1980s, Indo-Pacific SSTs have forced more frequent droughts spanning consecutive long and short rains seasons over eastern Africa. The increased frequency of dry conditions is linked to warming SSTs over the Indo-west Pacific and to a lesser degree to Pacific decadal variability. During MAM, long-term warming of tropical west Pacific SSTs from 1950-2010 has forced statistically significant precipitation reductions over eastern Africa. The warming west Pacific SSTs have forced changes in the regional lower tropospheric circulation by weakening the Somali Jet, which has reduced moisture and rainfall over the Horn of Africa. During OND, reductions in precipitation over recent decades are oftentimes overshadowed by strong year-to-year precipitation variability forced by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and the El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

  17. Study of spin resonances in the accelerators with snakes

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    Lee, S.Y.

    1988-01-01

    Spin resonances in the circular accelerators with snakes are studied to understand the nature of snake resonances. We analyze the effect of snake configuration, and the snake superperiod on the resonance. Defining the critical resonance strength epsilon/sub c/ as the maximum tolerable resonance strength without losing the beam polarization after passing through the resonance, we found that epsilon/sub c/ is a sensitive function of the snake configuration, the snake superperiod at the first order snake resonance, the higher order snake resonance conditions and the spin matching condition. Under properly designed snake configuration, the critical resonance strength epsilon/sub c/ is found to vary linearly with N/sub S/ as = (1/..pi..)sin/sup /minus/1/(/vert bar/cos ..pi nu../sub z//vert bar//sup /1/2//)N/sub S/, where ..nu../sub z/ and N/sub S/ are the betatron tune and the number of snakes respectively. We also study the effect of overlapping intrinsic and imperfection resonances. The imperfection resonance should be corrected to a magnitude of insignificance (e.g., epsilonless than or equal to0.1 for two snakes case) to maintain proper polarization. 23 refs., 25 figs.

  18. Important non-parental adults and positive youth development across mid- to late-adolescence: the moderating effect of parenting profiles.

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    Bowers, Edmond P; Johnson, Sara K; Buckingham, Mary H; Gasca, Santiago; Warren, Daniel J A; Lerner, Jacqueline V; Lerner, Richard M

    2014-06-01

    Both parents and important non-parental adults have influential roles in promoting positive youth development (PYD). Little research, however, has examined the simultaneous effects of both parents and important non-parental adults for PYD. We assessed the relationships among youth-reported parenting profiles and important non-parental adult relationships in predicting the Five Cs of PYD (competence, confidence, connection, character, and caring) in four cross-sectional waves of data from the 4-H Study of PYD (Grade 9: N = 975, 61.1% female; Grade 10: N = 1,855, 63.4% female; Grade 11: N = 983, 67.9% female; Grade 12: N = 703, 69.3% female). The results indicated the existence of latent profiles of youth-reported parenting styles based on maternal warmth, parental school involvement, and parental monitoring that were consistent with previously identified profiles (authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, and uninvolved) as well as reflecting several novel profiles (highly involved, integrative, school-focused, controlling). Parenting profile membership predicted mean differences in the Five Cs at each wave, and also moderated the relationships between the presence of an important non-parental adult and the Five Cs. In general, authoritative and highly involved parenting predicted higher levels of PYD and a higher likelihood of being connected to an important non-parental adult. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research on adult influences of youth development and for programs that involve adults in attempts to promote PYD.

  19. One Step Synthesis of NiO Nanoparticles via Solid-State Thermal Decomposition at Low-Temperature of Novel Aqua(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline)NiCl2 Complex

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    Barakat, Assem; Al-Noaimi, Mousa; Suleiman, Mohammed; Aldwayyan, Abdullah S.; Hammouti, Belkheir; Ben Hadda, Taibi; Haddad, Salim F.; Boshaala, Ahmed; Warad, Ismail

    2013-01-01

    [NiCl2(C14H12N2)(H2O)] complex has been synthesized from nickel chloride hexahydrate (NiCl2·6H2O) and 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (dmphen) as N,N-bidentate ligand. The synthesized complex was characterized by elemental analysis, infrared (IR) spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy and differential thermal/thermogravimetric analysis (TG/DTA). The complex was further confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) as triclinic with space group P-1. The desired complex, subjected to thermal decomposition at low temperature of 400 ºC in an open atmosphere, revealed a novel and facile synthesis of pure NiO nanoparticles with uniform spherical particle; the structure of the NiO nanoparticles product was elucidated on the basis of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), UV-vis spectroscopy, TG/DTA, XRD, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDXS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). PMID:24351867

  20. Imaging carbon and nitrogen concentrations for narcotics and explosives screening

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    Trower, W.P.

    1993-12-31

    The author describes a nuclear technique for imaging carbon and nitrogen concentrations with surface densities characteristics of bulk narcotics and concealed explosives, the Carbon and the Nitrogen Camera. The physics is rooted in the tightly bound carbon-12 nucleus to which its neighboring isobars, nitrogen-12 and boron-12, decay rapidly (11 and 20 ms), mostly to its ground state, by emitting energetic beta particles (E{sub {beta}}{sup max} {approximately} 13 and 17 MeV) all of which produce bremsstrahlung and some yield annihilate radiation. The signal, photons detected in the multiscalar mode, results from the reactions {sup 13}C({gamma},p){sup 12}{Beta} for the bulk narcotics application and {sup 14}N({gamma},2n){sup 12}N and 14N({gamma},2p){sup 12}{Beta} for explosives detection and are initiated by a stepped pulsed electron beam with energy of {approximately} 30 and {approximately} 50 MeV, respectively. Images of 180 {approximately} 5 cm{sup 2} pixels taken in {approximately} 7 seconds will be presented of the carbon in a kilo of cocaine and the nitrogen in 125 grams of SEMTEX.

  1. A clinico-epidemiological study of ulcerative sexually transmitted diseases with human immunodeficiency virus status

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    Mehta, Bhavesh

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Genital ulcerative diseases are a major public health problem. The advert of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS over the past 25 years has deepened the scope of morbidity, mortality, and various forms of clinical presentations of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Materials and Methods: A total of 50 cases having Genital ulcerative diseases and STD reporting to STD clinic during the period of the year from November 2005 to December 2006 were included and detailed history and clinical examination were carried out and provisional diagnosis is made. Laboratory confirmation of clinically diagnosed cases was done using laboratory tests such as S. HIV, venereal disease research laboratory, Tzanck smear, gram stain, and Giemsa stain. Result: In the present study, the incidence of herpes progenitalis was (38%) followed by primary syphilis (32%), chancroid (26%), lymphogranuloma venereum (02%), and genital scabies (02%). HIV sero-positivity was detected in 12% (n = 6) cases. Conclusion: HIV was found to be more common among genital ulcer disease patients, especially syphilis and genital herpes. PMID:24958991

  2. Synthesis, structure and optical studies of inorganic–organic hybrid semiconductor, (H{sub 3}NC{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}NH{sub 3}) PbI{sub 4}

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    Nageswara Rao, K.; Singh, Amit; Vijaya Prakash, G.

    2014-04-01

    Highlights: • New type of IO hybrid semiconductor has been synthesized and reported. • Inorganic (PbI{sub 4}){sup 2−} nano-ribbons are surrounded by organic entities. • Room-temperature optical exciton and charge-transfer features are reported. • Structural and optical mechanisms are useful in nanoscale electronic devices. - Abstract: Synthesis, structural and optical studies of inorganic–organic (IO) hybrid, 1,2-benzyldiammoniumtetraiodo plumbate (H{sub 3}NC{sub 6}H{sub 4}CH{sub 2}NH{sub 3}) PbI{sub 4} are presented. The titled compound crystallizes into triclinic system of P-1(2) space group with mutually surrounded inorganic (PbI{sub 4}){sup 2−} organic (C{sub 7}H{sub 12}N{sub 2}) entities. These one-dimensional IO hybrids are thermally stable up to 300 °C and show room-temperature exciton along with charge-transfer photoluminescence features. Structural and optical mechanisms are discussed for future applications in nanoscaled optoelectronic devices.

  3. Lava Lakes on Io: New Perspectives from Modeling

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    Gregg, Tracy K. P.; Lopes, Rosaly M.

    2004-01-01

    Ionian paterae are a class of volcanic feature that are characterized by irregular craters with steep walls, flat floors, and arcuate margins that may or may not exhibit nesting. Loki (310 W, 12 N) is Io's largest patera at approx.200 km in diameter (Figure 1), and may account for 15% of Io's total heat flow. Earth-based infrared data, as well as information collected using the Galileo Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS) and the Photopolarimeter Radiometer (PPR) have been used to interpret Loki s eruption style. Debate continues over whether Loki s occasional (periodic or not) temperature increases are due to an overturning lava lake within the patera, or to an eruption of surface flows on the patera floor. Interpretation of model results and comparisons with active terrestrial lava lakes suggest that Loki behaves quite differently from active lava lakes on Earth, and that surface flows (rather than an overturning lava lake) are a more likely explanation of Loki's thermal brightening.

  4. Crystal structure of the charge-transfer complex 2-(1,2,3,4-tetra­hydro­naph­thal­en-1-yl­idene)hydrazinecarbo­thio­amide–pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetra­carbo­nitrile (2/1)

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    Beck, Johannes; Daniels, Jörg; Krieger-Beck, Petra; Dittmann, Gertrud; de Oliveira, Adriano Bof

    2014-01-01

    The reaction of 2-(1,2,3,4-tetra­hydro­napthalen-1-yl­idene)hydrazinecarbo­thio­amide (TTSC) with pyrazine-2,3,5,6-tetra­carbo­nitrile (tetra­cyano­pyrazine, TCNP) yields the title 2:1 charge-transfer adduct, 2C11H12N3S·C6N8. The complete TCNP mol­ecule is generated by a crystallographic inversion centre and the non-aromatic ring in the TTSC mol­ecule adopts an envelope conformation with a methyl­ene C atom as the flap. In the crystal, the thio­semicarbazone mol­ecules are connected through inversion-related pairs of N—H⋯S inter­actions, building a polymeric chain along the b-axis direction. The TCNP mol­ecules are embedded in the structure, forming TTSC–TCNP–TTSC stacks with the aromatic rings of TTSC and the mol­ecular plane of TCNP in a parallel arrangement [centroid–centroid distance = 3.5558 (14) Å]. Charge-transfer (CT) via π-stacking is indicated by a CT band around 550 cm−1 in the single-crystal absorption spectrum. PMID:25484688

  5. Disruption of the finger flexor pulley system in elite rock climbers.

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    Gabl, M; Rangger, C; Lutz, M; Fink, C; Rudisch, A; Pechlaner, S

    1998-01-01

    We treated 13 elite rock climbers for isolated disruptions of the pulleys of the long fingers. Diagnosis and treatment were based on the clinical finding of bow-stringing, which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Eight patients had bowstringing indicating incomplete disruption of the major pulley A2 and were treated nonoperatively (group A). Five patients showed bowstringing indicating complete disruption of the pulley A2. After failed nonoperative treatment, the pulleys were reconstructed (group B). The mechanism of injury and clinical and subjective results were evaluated. At a 31-month follow-up (range, 18 to 43 months), loss of extension in the proximal interphalangeal joint measured 5.6 degrees (range, 0 degree to 10 degrees) in group A and 4 degrees (range, 0 degree to 10 degrees) in group B. Circumference of the finger section was increased 4.2 mm in group A (range, 0 to 10 mm) and 4.8 mm in group B (range, 0 to 10 mm). Grip strength decreased 20 N in group A (range, 10 to 50 N) and 12 N in group B (range, 10 to 30 N). Four patients in group A and one in group B had bowstringing at clinical evaluation. On follow-up magnetic resonance images, bowstringing remained unchanged in group A but was reduced in all patients in group B. Good subjective results were seen in both groups.

  6. Tensile and electrical properties of copper alloys irradiated in a fission reactor

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    Fabritsiev, S.A.; Pokrovsky, A.S.; Zinkle, S.J.; Rowcliffe, A.F.

    1996-04-01

    Postirradiation electrical sensitivity and tensile measurements have been completed on pure copper and copper alloy sheet tensile specimens irradiated in the SM-2 reactor to doses of {approx}0.5 to 5 dpa and temperatures between {approx}80 and 400{degrees}C. Considerable radiation hardening and accompanying embrittlement was observed in all of the specimens at irradiation temperature below 200{degrees}C. The radiation-induced electrical conductivity degradation consisted of two main components: solid transmutation effects and radiation damage (defect cluster and particle dissolution) effects. The radiation damage component was nearly constant for the doses in this study, with a value of {approx}1.2n{Omega}m for pure copper and {approx}1.6n{Omega}m for dispersion strengthened copper irradiated at {approx}100{degrees}C. The solid transmutation component was proportional to the thermal neutron flux, and became larger than the radiation damage component for fluences larger than {approx}5 10{sup 24} n.m{sup 2}. The radiation hardening and electrical conductivity degradation decreased with increasing irradiation temperature, and became negligible for temperatures above {approx}300{degrees}C.

  7. Review of commonly used clinical pathology parameters for general gastrointestinal disease with emphasis on small animals.

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    Steiner, Jörg M

    2014-01-01

    A wide variety of markers are available to assess the function and pathology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This review describes some of these markers with special emphasis given to markers used in dogs and cats. Small intestinal disease can be confirmed and localized by the measurement of serum concentrations of folate and cobalamin. Fecal α1-proteinase inhibitor concentration can increase in individuals with excessive GI protein loss. A wide variety of inflammatory markers are available for a variety of species that can be used to assess the inflammatory activity of various types of inflammatory cells in the GI tract, although most of these markers assess neutrophilic inflammation, such as neutrophil elastase, calprotectin, or S100A12. N-methylhistamine can serve as a marker of mast cell infiltration. Markers for lymphocytic or eosinophilic inflammation are currently under investigation. Exocrine pancreatic function can be assessed by measurement of serum concentrations of pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (PLI) and trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI). Serum PLI concentration is increased in individuals with pancreatitis and has been shown to be highly specific for exocrine pancreatic function and sensitive for pancreatitis. Serum TLI concentration is severely decreased in individuals with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

  8. Resource-efficient generation of linear cluster states by linear optics with postselection

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    Uskov, D. B.; Alsing, P. M.; Fanto, M. L.; ...

    2015-01-30

    Here we report on theoretical research in photonic cluster-state computing. Finding optimal schemes of generating non-classical photonic states is of critical importance for this field as physically implementable photon-photon entangling operations are currently limited to measurement-assisted stochastic transformations. A critical parameter for assessing the efficiency of such transformations is the success probability of a desired measurement outcome. At present there are several experimental groups that are capable of generating multi-photon cluster states carrying more than eight qubits. Separate photonic qubits or small clusters can be fused into a single cluster state by a probabilistic optical CZ gate conditioned on simultaneousmore » detection of all photons with 1/9 success probability for each gate. This design mechanically follows the original theoretical scheme of cluster state generation proposed more than a decade ago by Raussendorf, Browne, and Briegel. The optimality of the destructive CZ gate in application to linear optical cluster state generation has not been analyzed previously. Our results reveal that this method is far from the optimal one. Employing numerical optimization we have identified that the maximal success probability of fusing n unentangled dual-rail optical qubits into a linear cluster state is equal to 1/2n-1; an m-tuple of photonic Bell pair states, commonly generated via spontaneous parametric down-conversion, can be fused into a single cluster with the maximal success probability of 1/4m-1.« less

  9. The natural tolerance of the afghan pika (Ochotona rufescens) to morphine.

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    Puget, A; Cros, J; Meunier, J C

    1979-02-01

    A lagomorph, the afghan pika, Ochotona rufescens showed no effect whatever following the subcutaneous injection of morphine in doses up to 50 mg per 100 g of body weight, i.e. 250 times the ED50 for the rat. Higher doses were toxic and induced convulsions. However, the pika is responsive to synthetic opiates such as etorphine, pentazocine and phenoperidine. Interestingly enough, morphine antagonized the opiate response elicited by those narcotics to which the animal is sensitive. Pharmacokinetic analysis demonstrated that morphine enters the pika's brain as readily as it does the rat's. In addition, opiate receptor sites, which are present in normal amounts in pika brain retained their high affinity for 3H-etorphine (KD = 0.3 nM), 3H-naloxone (KD = 1.2 nM) and morphine. Moreover, binding of morphine to pika brain homogenates was inhibited in the presence of sodium ions (agonist response). Therefore, the antagonism of phenoperidine action by morphine appeared not to occur at the opiate receptor site; the mechanism of the pika's natural tolerance to morphine may reside in molecular events that normally preceed (metabolism?) or follow (enzyme activation?) the interaction between the drug and its specific recognition sites.

  10. New hydroxamate inhibitors of neurotensin-degrading enzymes. Synthesis and enzyme active-site recognition.

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    Bourdel, E; Doulut, S; Jarretou, G; Labbe-Jullie, C; Fehrentz, J A; Doumbia, O; Kitabgi, P; Martinez, J

    1996-08-01

    Selective and mixed inhibitors of the three zinc metallopeptidases that degrade neurotensin (NT), e.g. endopeptidase 24-16 (EC 3.4.24.16), endopeptidase 24-11 (EC 3.4.24.11 or neutral endopeptidase, NEP) and endopeptidase 24-15 (EC 3.4.24.15), and leucine-aminopeptidase (type IV-S), that degrades the NT-related peptides, Neuromedin N (NN), are of great interest. On the structural basis of compound JMV 390-1 (N-[3-[(hydroxyamino)carbonyl]-1-oxo-2(R)-benzylpropyl]-L- isoleucyl-L-leucine), which was a full inhibitor of the major NT degrading enzymes, several hydroxamate inhibitors corresponding to the general formula HONHCO-CH2-CH(CH2-C6H5)CO-X-Y-OH (with X-Y = dipeptide) have been synthesized. Compound 7a (X-Y = Ile-Ala) was nearly 40-times more potent in inhibiting EC 24-16 than NEP and more than 800-times more potent than EC 24-15, with an IC50 (12 nM) almost equivalent to that of compound JMV 390-1. Therefore, this compound is an interesting selective inhibitor of EC 24-16, and should be an interesting probe to explore the physiological involvement of EC 24-16 in the metabolism of neurotensin.

  11. Utility of gold nanoparticles in luminescence determination of trovafloxacin: comparison of chemiluminescence and fluorescence detection.

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    Alarfaj, Nawal A; El-Tohamy, Maha F

    2015-12-01

    Two novel sensitive sequential injection chemiluminescence analysis and fluorescence methods for trovafloxacin mesylate detection have been developed. The methods were based on the enhancement effect of gold nanoparticles on luminol-ferricyanide-trovafloxacin and europium(III)-trovafloxacin complex systems. The optimum conditions for both detection methods were investigated. The chemiluminescence signal was emitted due to the enhanced effect of gold nanoparticles on the reaction of luminol-ferricyanide-trovafloxacin in an alkaline medium. The response was linear over a concentration range of 1.0 × 10(-9) to 1.0 × 10(-2) mol/L (%RSD = 1.3), (n = 9, r = 0.9991) with a detection limit of 1.7 × 10(-10) mol/L (S/N = 3). The weak fluorescence intensity signal of the oxidation complex of europium(III)-trovafloxacin was strongly enhanced by gold nanoparticles and detected at λex = 330 and λem = 540 nm. Fluorescence detection enabled the determination of trovafloxacin mesylate over a linear range of 1.0 × 10(-8) to 1.0 × 10(-3) mol/L (%RSD = 1.2), (n = 6, r = 0.9993) with a detection limit of 3.3 × 10(-9) mol/L. The proposed methods were successfully applied to the determination of the studied drug in its bulk form and in pharmaceutical preparations. The results were treated statistically and compared with those obtained from other reported methods.

  12. Associations between metals in residential environmental media and exposure biomarkers over time in infants living near a mining-impacted site

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    Zota, Ami R.; Riederer, Anne M.; Ettinger, Adrienne S.; Schaider, Laurel A.; Shine, James P.; Amarasiriwardena, Chitra J.; Wright, Robert O.; Spengler, John D.

    2017-01-01

    Infant exposures to metals are a concern for mining-impacted communities, although limited information is available to assess residential exposures over the first year of life. We measured lead (Pb), manganese, arsenic, and cadmium in indoor air, house dust, yard soil, and tap water from 53 infants’ homes near the Tar Creek Superfund Site (Oklahoma, USA) at two time points representing developmental stages before and during initial ambulation (age 0–6 and 6–12 months). We measured infant metal biomarkers in: umbilical cord blood (n = 53); 12- (n = 43) and 24- (n = 22) month blood; and hair at age 12 months (n = 39). We evaluated cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between infant residential and biomarker concentrations. A doubling of mean dust Pb concentration was consistently associated with 36–49% higher 12-month blood Pb adjusting for cord blood Pb (P≤ 0.05). Adjusted dust concentration explained 29–35% of blood Pb variance, and consistent associations with other media were not observed. Although concentrations in dust and blood were generally low, strong and consistent associations between dust and body burden suggest that house dust in mining-impacted communities may impact children’s health. These relationships were observed at a young age, typically before blood Pb levels peak and when children’s development may be particularly vulnerable to toxic insult. PMID:26648247

  13. Neutron Radiographic Inspection of Industrial Components using Kamini Neutron Source Facility

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    Raghu, N.; Anandaraj, V.; Kasiviswanathan, K. V.; Kalyanasundaram, P.

    2008-03-17

    Kamini (Kalpakkam Mini) reactor is a U{sup 233} fuelled, demineralised light water moderated and cooled, beryllium oxide reflected, low power (30 kW) nuclear research reactor. This reactor functions as a neutron source with a flux of 10{sup 12} n/cm{sup 2} s{sup -1} at core centre with facilitates for carrying out neutron radiography, neutron activation analysis and neutron shielding experiments. There are two beam tubes for neutron radiography. The length/diameter ratio of the collimators is about 160 and the aperture size is 220 mmx70 mm. Flux at the outer end of the beam tube is {approx}10{sup 6}-10{sup 7} n/cm{sup 2} s. The north end beam tube is for radiography of inactive object while the south side beam tube is for radiography of radioactive objects. The availability of high neutron flux coupled with good collimated beam provides high quality radiographs with short exposure time. The reactor being a unique national facility for neutron radiography has been utilized in the examination of irradiated components, aero engine turbine blades, riveted plates, automobile chain links and for various types of pyro devices used in the space programme. In this paper, an overview of the salient features of this reactor facility for neutron radiography and our experience in the inspection of a variety of industrial components will be given.

  14. Cleanup Summary Report for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Fiscal Year 2007, Task 6.7, U12u-Tunnel (Legacy Site), Nevada Test Site, Nevada

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    NSTec Environmental Restoration

    2008-04-28

    This letter serves as notice of completion for cleanup of the U12u-Tunnel (Legacy Site) as specified in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Fiscal Year 2007 Statement of Work, Task 6.7. The U12u-Tunnel Legacy Site is located near the intersection of the U12u-Tunnel access road and the U12n-Tunnel access road in Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site (see Figure 1). The site encompasses 1.2 acres and was used to store miscellaneous mining equipment and materials that were used to support DTRA testing in Area 12. Field activities commenced February 11, 2008, and were completed February 20, 2008. Radiological surveys were performed on a drill jumbo and all material stored at the site. The drill jumbo was relocated to U12p-Tunnel portal and consolidated with other critical mining equipment for future use or storage. Ten truck loads of solid waste (53 tons) were shipped to the Nevada Test Site, Area 9 U10c Sanitary Landfill for disposal. No hazardous or radiological waste was generated at this site.

  15. Englemann spruce nitrogen dynamics across a nitrogen deposition gradient in Colorado, USA

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    Rueth, H.M.; Baron, J.S.

    2001-01-01

    We asked whether nitrogen (N) deposition has altered Englemann spruce (Picea englemannii) biogeochemistry along the east side of the Colorado Front Range, USA. Twelve similar old-growth Englemann spruce stands were sampled, six with low (1-2 kg N ha-1 yr-1) and six with higher (3-5 kg N ha-1 yr-1) N deposition inputs. Species composition, elevation, aspect, parent material, site history and climate were matched as closely as possible across all sites. High N deposition sites had significantly lower organic horizon C:N and lignin:N ratios, and foliar lignin:N and C:N ratios, as well as greater %N and N:Mg ratios, and potential net mineralization rates. The relationship between organic horizon %N and potential net mineralization rates suggests a threshold of 1.2% N, above which mineralization increases linearly. Studies in the Northeastern US and Europe have found changes in forest biogeochemistry in response to nitrogen (N) deposition inputs between 3-60 kg N ha-1 yr-1. Our results suggest that current levels of N deposition (3-5 kg N ha-1 yr-1) along the Colorado Front Range may be altering Englemann spruce biogeochemistry. The results indicate even relatively low N inputs may cause measurable changes in forest biogeochemistry.

  16. Synthesis and theoretical studies of non‒covalent interactions within a newly synthesized chiral 1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazine

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    Yunus, Uzma; Ahmed, Shahbaz; Chahkandi, Mohammad; Bhatti, Moazzam H.; Tahir, Muhammad Nawaz

    2017-02-01

    In this work the synthesis of a new compound formulated as C12H12N4OS, ((S)-1-(6-Phenyl-7H-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazin-3-yl)ethanol) (5) reported and theoretical studies of the non‒covalent interactions constructed the related crystalline network described. It has been characterized by IR, Mass, and 1H, 13C NMR spectroscopy and single crystal X‒ray diffraction analysis. The binding energy of the non‒covalent interactions constructing the network of 5 have been calculated by dispersion corrected density functional theory (DFT‒D). The optimization of the formed network using H‒bonding and π‒stacking revealed that 1‒D coordination chain has been composed of neutral monomeric compound. For this purpose, the independent smallest fragment (monomer) and subsequently the related network, including seven monomers, having all non‒covalent interactions have been optimized. The results demonstrate that hydrogen bonds, especially Osbnd H⋯N, Csbnd H⋯O, Csbnd H⋯N, and Csbnd H⋯S interactions, govern the network formation. The calculated results of electronic transition in agreement with the experiment ones show eleven major bands derived from σ → π, n → n/σ*/π* aromatic rings to hydroxyl, inter‒atomic of oxygen, and thiadiazine to phenyl ring charge transfer transitions.

  17. RNase H activity associated with reverse transcriptase from feline immunodeficiency virus.

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    Cronn, R C; Whitmer, J D; North, T W

    1992-01-01

    Reverse transcription of retroviral genomes requires the action of an RNase H for template switching and primer generation. In this report, we compare enzymatic properties of the RNase H associated with the reverse transcriptase (RT) from feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and that from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Both enzymes displayed substrate preference for poly[3H](rG) . poly(dC) hybird over poly[3H](rA) . poly(dT) and cation preference for Mg2+ over Mn2+. Activity of the FIV RNase H upon poly(rG) . poly(dC) produced hydrolysis products from 1 to 6 nucleotides in length, similar to that reported for HIV. Dextran sulfates were effective inhibitors of both the FIV and HIV RNase H and RT activities. Nearly identical inhibition constants (0.12 nM) were obtained for all enzyme activities with dextran sulfate 500,000, while different inhibition constants were observed with dextran sulfate 8,000. Our results suggest that FIV and HIV RTs contain a conserved region that is sensitive to the larger dextran sulfate and that dextran sulfate 8,000 may interact at a different site or by a different mechanism. Images PMID:1370549

  18. Exact quantum numbers of collapsed and non-collapsed two-string solutions in the spin-1/2 Heisenberg spin chain

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    Deguchi, Tetsuo; Ranjan Giri, Pulak

    2016-04-01

    Every solution of the Bethe-ansatz equations (BAEs) is characterized by a set of quantum numbers, by which we can evaluate it numerically. However, no general rule is known how to give quantum numbers for the physical solutions of BAE. For the spin-1/2 XXX chain we rigorously derive all the quantum numbers for the complete set of the Bethe-ansatz eigenvectors in the two down-spin sector with any chain length N. Here we obtain them both for real and complex solutions. We also show that all the solutions associated with them are distinct. Consequently, we prove the completeness of the Bethe ansatz and give an exact expression for the number of real solutions which correspond to collapsed bound-state solutions (i.e., two-string solutions) in the sector: 2[(N-1)/2-(N/π ){{tan}}-1(\\sqrt{N-1})] in terms of Gauss’ symbol. Moreover, we prove in the sector the scheme conjectured by Takahashi for solving BAE systematically. We also suggest that by applying the present method we can derive the quantum numbers for the spin-1/2 XXZ chain.

  19. A Study of the Frictional Layer of TiAl-12Ag-5TiB2 Composite During Dry Sliding Wear

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    Xu, Zengshi; Yao, Jie; Shi, Xiaoliang; Zhai, Wenzheng; Ibrahim, Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud; Xiao, Yecheng; Chen, Long; Zhu, Qingshuai; Zhang, Ao

    2015-08-01

    Many studies have shown that the excellent tribological properties of materials are primarily attributed to the formation of expected frictional layer on the worn surface. This article is dedicated to explore the possible formation and acting mechanism of frictional layer of TiAl-12Ag-5TiB2 composite. At normal load of 12 N, a frictional layer that consists of wear-induced layer and plastic deformation layer is observed. The soft wear-induced layer supported by the harder plastic deformation layer leads to the low friction coefficient and high wear resistance. The harder plastic deformation layer is induced by repetitive tribo-contact and considerable plastic deformation. Its high hardness improves the wear resistance of composite, and fine-grained structure promotes the diffusion of lubricating phase during dry friction process. The soft wear-induced layer can be divided into tribofilm and mechanically mixed layer. The mechanically mixed layer that consists of Ag and Ti-Al Oxides can continuously be provided to the worn surface to form a tribofilm with low shearing stress junctions, lowering the friction coefficient.

  20. Eternal inflation, bubble collisions, and the disintegration of the persistence of memory

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    Freivogel, Ben; Kleban, Matthew; Nicolis, Alberto; Sigurdson, Kris E-mail: mk161@nyu.edu E-mail: krs@phas.ubc.ca

    2009-08-01

    We compute the probability distribution for bubble collisions in an inflating false vacuum which decays by bubble nucleation. Our analysis generalizes previous work of Guth, Garriga, and Vilenkin to the case of general cosmological evolution inside the bubble, and takes into account the dynamics of the domain walls that form between the colliding bubbles. We find that incorporating these effects changes the results dramatically: the total expected number of bubble collisions in the past lightcone of a typical observer is N ∼ γ V{sub f}/V{sub i} , where γ is the fastest decay rate of the false vacuum, V{sub f} is its vacuum energy, and V{sub i} is the vacuum energy during inflation inside the bubble. This number can be large in realistic models without tuning. In addition, we calculate the angular position and size distribution of the collisions on the cosmic microwave background sky, and demonstrate that the number of bubbles of observable angular size is N{sub LS} ∼ (Ω{sub k}){sup 1/2}N, where Ω{sub k} is the curvature contribution to the total density at the time of observation. The distribution is almost exactly isotropic.