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  1. Hemoglobin C, S-C, and E Diseases

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    ... Hemolytic Anemia Hemoglobin C, S-C, and E Diseases Iron Deficiency Anemia Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemias Vitamin Deficiency Anemia ( ... Hemolytic Anemia Hemoglobin C, S-C, and E Diseases Iron Deficiency Anemia Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemias Vitamin Deficiency Anemia ...

  2. Revised Atomistic Models of the Crystal Structure of C-S-H with high C/S Ratio

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    Kovačević, Goran; Nicoleau, Luc; Nonat, André; Veryazov, Valera

    2016-09-01

    The atomic structure of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C1.67-S-Hx) has been studied. Atomistic C-S-H models suggested in our previous study have been revised in order to perform a direct comparison of energetic stability of the different structures. An extensive set of periodic structures of C-S-H with variation of water content was created, and then optimized using molecular dynamics with reactive force field ReaxFF and quantum chemical semiempirical method PM6. All models show organization of water molecules inside the structure of C-S-H. The new geometries of C-S-H, reported in this paper, show lower relative energy with respect to the geometries from the original definition of C-S-H models. Model that corresponds to calcium enriched tobermorite structure has the lowest relative energy and the density closest to the experimental values.

  3. Microbial cleavage of organic C-S bonds

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    Kilbane, J.J. II.

    1994-10-25

    A microbial process is described for selective cleavage of organic C-S bonds which may be used for reducing the sulfur content of sulfur-containing organic carbonaceous materials. Microorganisms of Rhodococcus rhodochrous and Bacillus sphaericus have been found which have the ability of selective cleavage of organic C-S bonds. Particularly preferred microorganisms are Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain ATCC 53968 and Bacillus sphaericus strain ATCC 53969 and their derivatives.

  4. Microbial cleavage of organic C-S bonds

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    Kilbane, II, John J.

    1994-01-01

    A microbial process for selective cleavage of organic C--S bonds which may be used for reducing the sulfur content of sulfur-containing organic carbonaceous materials, Microorganisms of Rhodococcus rhodochrous and Bacillus sphaericus have been found which have the ability of selective cleavage of organic C--S bonds. Particularly preferred microorganisms are Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain ATCC 53968 and Bacillus sphaericus strain ATCC 53969 and their derivatives.

  5. Narnian Virtues: C.S. Lewis as Character Educator

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    Pike, Mark; Lickona, Thomas; Nesfield, Victoria

    2015-01-01

    This article argues that C.S. Lewis is a highly relevant but largely neglected character educator for 21st century schools characterized by diversity. We make the case for the objective reality of Lewis's Tao, the moral law recognized in the moral precepts of a wide range of cultures and traditions. We show why these universal precepts are…

  6. The Use of C. S. Lewis's "Poems" for Oral Interpretation.

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    Keefe, Carolyn

    Suggestions are offered in this paper for adapting C. S. Lewis's poems for oral interpretation. A discussion of Lewis's lifelong correspondence with his friend Arthur Greeves provides insights into Lewis's perceptions of his own writing. Eighty poems selected from Lewis's "Poems" as appropriate for oral interpretation are classified…

  7. C. S. Peirce's Dialogical Conception of Sign Processes

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    Bergman, Mats

    2005-01-01

    This article examines the contention that the central concepts of C. S. Peirce's semeiotic are inherently communicational. It is argued that the Peircean approach avoids the pitfalls of objectivism and constructivism, rendering the sign-user neither a passive recipient nor an omnipotent creator of meaning. Consequently, semeiotic may serve as a…

  8. The Use of C. S. Lewis's "Poems" for Oral Interpretation.

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    Keefe, Carolyn

    Suggestions are offered in this paper for adapting C. S. Lewis's poems for oral interpretation. A discussion of Lewis's lifelong correspondence with his friend Arthur Greeves provides insights into Lewis's perceptions of his own writing. Eighty poems selected from Lewis's "Poems" as appropriate for oral interpretation are classified…

  9. C-S bond cleavage by a polyketide synthase domain

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    Ma, Ming; Lohman, Jeremy R.; Liu, Tao; Shen, Ben

    2015-01-01

    Leinamycin (LNM) is a sulfur-containing antitumor antibiotic featuring an unusual 1,3-dioxo-1,2-dithiolane moiety that is spiro-fused to a thiazole-containing 18-membered lactam ring. The 1,3-dioxo-1,2-dithiolane moiety is essential for LNM’s antitumor activity, by virtue of its ability to generate an episulfonium ion intermediate capable of alkylating DNA. We have previously cloned and sequenced the lnm gene cluster from Streptomyces atroolivaceus S-140. In vivo and in vitro characterizations of the LNM biosynthetic machinery have since established that: (i) the 18-membered macrolactam backbone is synthesized by LnmP, LnmQ, LnmJ, LnmI, and LnmG, (ii) the alkyl branch at C-3 of LNM is installed by LnmK, LnmL, LnmM, and LnmF, and (iii) leinamycin E1 (LNM E1), bearing a thiol moiety at C-3, is the nascent product of the LNM hybrid nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS)-acyltransferase (AT)-less type I polyketide synthase (PKS). Sulfur incorporation at C-3 of LNM E1, however, has not been addressed. Here we report that: (i) the bioinformatics analysis reveals a pyridoxal phosphate (PLP)-dependent domain, we termed cysteine lyase (SH) domain (LnmJ-SH), within PKS module-8 of LnmJ; (ii) the LnmJ-SH domain catalyzes C-S bond cleavage by using l-cysteine and l-cysteine S-modified analogs as substrates through a PLP-dependent β-elimination reaction, establishing l-cysteine as the origin of sulfur at C-3 of LNM; and (iii) the LnmJ-SH domain, sharing no sequence homology with any other enzymes catalyzing C-S bond cleavage, represents a new family of PKS domains that expands the chemistry and enzymology of PKSs and might be exploited to incorporate sulfur into polyketide natural products by PKS engineering. PMID:26240335

  10. Surface carbonation of synthetic C-S-H samples: A comparison between fresh and aged C-S-H using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Black, Leon Garbev, Krassimir; Gee, Ian

    2008-06-15

    This paper presents a continuation of studies into silicate anion structure using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). A series of C-S-H samples have been prepared mechanochemically, and then stored under ambient conditions for six months. Storage led to surface carbonation, the extent of which was dependent upon the calcium/silicon ratio of the fresh sample. Carbonation arose through decalcification of the C-S-H, leading to increased silicate polymerisation. The surfaces of the most calcium-rich phases (C/S = 1.33 and 1.50) underwent complete decalcification to yield silica (possibly containing some silanol groups) and calcium carbonate. Carbonation, and hence changes in silicate anion structure, was minimal for the C-S-H phases with C/S = 0.67 and 0.75.

  11. Spectroscopy study of Zn, Cd, Pb and Cr ions immobilization on C-S-H phase.

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    Żak, Renata; Deja, Jan

    2015-01-05

    Calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) have a large number of structural sites available for cations and anions to bind. The C-S-H phases are materials which have ability to toxic ions immobilization. Immobilization mechanisms for C-S-H include sorption, phase mixing, substitution and precipitation of insoluble compounds. This study presents the C-S-H (prepared with C/S ratios 1.0) phase as absorbent for immobilization of Zn, Cd, Pb and Cr ions. The C-S-H spectra before and after incorporation of heavy metals ions into the C-S-H structure were obtained. The effect of added heavy metals ions on the hydration phenomena was studied by means of X-ray diffractions analysis. FTIR spectra was measured. The microstructure and phase composition of C-S-H indicate that they can play an essential role in the immobilization of heavy metals. The properties of C-S-H in the presence of Zn, Cd, Pb and Cr cations were studied. The leaching ML test was used to evaluate the level of immobilization of heavy metals in C-S-H. The leached solutions are diluted and analyzed using atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) and the activated solid particles are separated, washed, desiccated and analyzed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. It was found that the degree of Cd, Zn, Pb and Cr cations immobilization was very high (exceeding 99.96%).

  12. Chemical equilibria between C-S-H and ettringite, at 20 and 85 deg. C

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    Barbarulo, R. Peycelon, H.

    2007-08-15

    Mixes of C-S-H and ettringite were synthesized in suspension systems and their equilibria were studied at 20 and 85 deg. C. Concentrations in solution (calcium, sulfate, aluminium) were measured and the mineralogical state of the systems was studied by means of X-ray diffraction. The equilibria between C-S-H and ettringite are described. The relative importance of sulfate bound to the C-S-H is evaluated. The kinetics of ettringite reprecipitation from a 'C-S-H-ettringite' system at 85 deg. C placed at 20 deg. C are also evaluated.

  13. Classroom Scene: An E.C.S.-Grade One Interface Project: An Integrated Language Arts Unit.

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    Eichhorn, Sherri; And Others

    1985-01-01

    Discusses the Early Childhood Services (E.C.S.) Interface Project in Calgary, Canada, which emphasizes learning centers and team teaching to enhance the transition into first grade. Evaluates the program's effectiveness, concluding that E.C.S. and first grade students can be successfully taught as a group. (MM)

  14. Does the Al substitution in C-S-H(I) change its mechanical property?

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    Oh, Jae Eun; Clark, Simon M.; Monteiro, Paulo J.M.

    2011-01-15

    This study examines the influence of Al substitution for Si on the bulk modulus of calcium silicate hydrate I [C-S-H(I)], a structural analogue of C-S-H, by performing high-pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction experiments in two C-S-H(I) samples: one a hydration product of alkali-activated slag and the other a synthetic C-S-H(I). The test result shows that not only the bulk modulus but also the incompressibility of the lattice parameters a, b, and c of two C-S-H(I) samples are very similar to each other, regardless of the Al substitution. This result may be due to the four-coordinated configuration of the substituted Al, which makes the dreierketten silicate chains maintain the same arrangement after the substitution.

  15. Depositional and diagenetic C-S-Fe signatures in early Paleozoic normal marine shales

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    Raiswell, R.; Al-Biatty, H.J. )

    1989-05-01

    The degree of pyritisation (DOP) of Cambrian-Silurian normal marine shales is always less than 0.70, similar to that found previously for sediments of Devonian to Cretaceous ages. This indicates that DOP can be used as a paleoenvironmental indicator of deposition from normal marine (i.e., oxygenated) bottom waters throughout the Phanerozoic record. Although the range in DOP is similar, significant variations in normal marine C/S ratios can occur. Relatively low C/S ratios (<1) result from depositional or diagenetic conditions which give high reactive iron contents (which are positively correlated with increasing organic carbon concentrations), whereas higher C/S ratios (>1.5) result from lower reactive iron contents (which are also independent of organic carbon variations). Reactive iron contents, and hence normal marine C/S ratios, are able to vary at a regional or basinal level.

  16. 22. DIABLO POWERHOUSE: COOLING WATER PUMPS (WESTINGHOUSE C.S. INDUCTION MOTORS), ...

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    22. DIABLO POWERHOUSE: COOLING WATER PUMPS (WESTINGHOUSE C.S. INDUCTION MOTORS), 1989. - Skagit Power Development, Diablo Powerhouse, On Skagit River, 6.1 miles upstream from Newhalem, Newhalem, Whatcom County, WA

  17. Improving the structural consistency of C-S-H solid solution thermodynamic models

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    Kulik, Dmitrii A.

    2011-05-15

    Simple aqueous-solid solution models of C-S-H (calcium silicate hydrate) are widely used in studies of cement hydration and waste-cement interactions. Even without a clear structural/mechanistic basis, such thermodynamic models yield a good description of solubility data in [Ca]-C/S space, while only satisfactory in [Si]-C/S, H{sub 2}O-C/S, [Ca]-[Si] spaces and in the 0.1 < C/S < 0.8 range. Here, using a multi-site (sublattice) concept, the ideal solid solution model of C-S-H is revised to make it consistent with the Richardson-Groves structural model of C-S-H and with the modern interpretation of spectroscopic ({sup 29}Si MAS NMR) and solubility data. Consideration of two site substitutions, (1) coupled H{sub 2}OCa{sup 2+} for SiO{sub 2}H{sub 2}{sup 2+} replacement in bridging tetrahedral and adjacent interlayer sites, and (2) substitution of interstitial Ca(OH){sub 2} for a vacancy, leads to a new CSHQ model of (A,B) (C,D)X type composed of two tobermorite-like and two jennite-like end members. Because this ideal sublattice SS model cannot fit solubility data well at 0.8 < C/S < 1.1, a simpler CSH3T model is constructed from a polymeric TobH (CaO){sub 2}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 3}(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}, a dimeric T2C (CaO){sub 3}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}O){sub 5}, and an ordered pentameric T5C (CaO){sub 2.5}(SiO{sub 2}){sub 2.5}(H{sub 2}O){sub 5} tobermorite-like end members. This solid solution model, limited to the range 0.67 < C/S < 1.5, has a correct built-in dependence of the mean silicate chain length on C/S, yields quite realistic fits to the solubility data, and provides a basis for extensions with foreign cations whose sites in the defect-tobermorite structure of C-S-H are known. To account for C-S-H compositions with C/S > 1.5, CSHQ end members were downscaled to one tetrahedral site and used within the simple mixing model. Despite some loss of structural consistency, the solubility and mean silicate chain length data can be reproduced well with this downscaled

  18. Computational Material Modeling of Hydrated Cement Paste Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H) Chemistry Structure - Influence of Magnesium Exchange on Mechanical Stiffness: C-S-H Jennite

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    2015-04-27

    material chemistry structure are studied following a molecular dynamics (MD) computational modeling methodology. Calcium ions are replaced with... chemistry structure. Conference Name: 1st Pan-American Conference on Computational Mechanics Conference Date: April 27, 2015 1st Pan-American Congress on...MODELING OF C-S-H Material chemistry level modeling following the principles and techniques commonly grouped under Computational Material Science is

  19. Effect of temperature on the microstructure of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H)

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    Gallucci, E. Zhang, X.; Scrivener, K.L.

    2013-11-15

    Temperature affects the properties of concrete through its effect on the hydration of cement and its associated microstructural development. This paper focuses on the modifications to C-S-H induced by isothermal curing between 5 and 60 °C. The results show that as the temperature increases (within the range studied) the C/S ratio of C-S-H changes only slightly, with a higher degree of polymerisation of silicate chains, but there is a significant decrease in its bound water content and an increase of apparent density of 25%. This increase seems to come from a different packing of C-S-H at the nanoscale. As a consequence of these changes, the microstructure of the cement paste is much coarser and porous, which explains the lower final strengths obtained by curing at elevated temperatures. -- Highlights: •C-S-H structure studied at the atomic level •Multiple analytical techniques used •Studies conducted at temperatures above and below normal temperatures.

  20. Radio Supernovae: Circum-Stellar Investigation (C.S.I.) of Supernova Progenitor Stars

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-02-24

    ar X iv :0 90 2. 40 59 v1 [ as tr o- ph .H E ] 2 4 Fe b 20 09 Radio Supernovae : Circum-Stellar Investigation (C.S.I.) of Supernova Progenitor...FEB 2009 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2009 to 00-00-2009 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Radio Supernovae : Circum-Stellar Investigation (C.S.I...of Supernova Progenitor Stars 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 5f

  1. Incorporation of zinc into calcium silicate hydrates, Part I: formation of C-S-H(I) with C/S=2/3 and its isochemical counterpart gyrolite

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    Stumm, Andreas . E-mail: andreas.stumm@itc-wgt.fzk.de; Garbev, Krassimir; Beuchle, Guenter; Black, Leon; Stemmermann, Peter; Nueesch, Rolf

    2005-09-01

    We have investigated the incorporation of zinc into both nanocrystalline and crystalline calcium silicate hydrates with starting C/S ratios of 2/3 (0.66). Zinc was added replacing calcium in the starting mixtures [Zn/(Zn+Ca)=0-1/4; 0-10 wt.% Zn], and the resultant phases were characterised using X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), differential thermal analysis-thermogravimetry (DTA-TG) and environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM). In both groups of samples, increasing zinc content led to gradual structural changes, until eventually a second phase was formed. Zinc was incorporated to similar limits in both sets of samples. The thermal stability of the structures increased to a certain zinc content, beyond which there was structural destabilisation. Zinc incorporation is possible up to {approx}6 wt.%. Our observations strongly indicate similar zinc incorporation mechanisms in both sample series, namely incorporation of zinc into the interlayer of C-S-H(I) and the X-sheet of gyrolite for nanocrystalline and crystalline samples, respectively.

  2. Paradise Lost and Found: Obedience, Disobedience, and Storytelling in C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman.

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    Wood, Naomi

    2001-01-01

    Considers how in the fantasy series "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "His Dark Materials," by C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman respectively, the authors use symbols and themes from "Paradise Lost." Notes that each author's narrative choice uses his view of cosmic order to persuade readers that obedience should be…

  3. 363. A.C.S., Delineator March 1934 STATE OF CALIFORNIA; DEPARTMENT OF ...

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    363. A.C.S., Delineator March 1934 STATE OF CALIFORNIA; DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE; CONTRACT NO. 6A; SUPERSTRUCTURE - WEST BAY CROSSING; SAN FRANCISCO ANCHORAGE; AMERICAN BRIDGE CO.; AMBRIDGE PLANT; ORDER NO. G4866; SHEET NO E3 - San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Spanning San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

  4. 378. A.C.S., Delineator March 1933 STATE OF CALIFORNIA; DEPARTMENT OF ...

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    378. A.C.S., Delineator March 1933 STATE OF CALIFORNIA; DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE; CONTRACT NO. 6A; SUPERSTRUCTURE - WEST BAY CROSSING; YERBA BUENA ANCHORAGE & CABLE BENT. AMERICAN BRIDGE CO.; AMBRIDGE PLANT; ORDER NO. G 4866; SHEET NO. E4 - San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, Spanning San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

  5. Paradise Lost and Found: Obedience, Disobedience, and Storytelling in C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman.

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    Wood, Naomi

    2001-01-01

    Considers how in the fantasy series "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "His Dark Materials," by C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman respectively, the authors use symbols and themes from "Paradise Lost." Notes that each author's narrative choice uses his view of cosmic order to persuade readers that obedience should be…

  6. Oral Interpretation of C.S. Lewis'"Narnia Tales": A Refracting of "Pictures."

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    Keefe, Carolyn

    "The Chronicles of Narnia" are a series of seven fairy tales written by C.S. Lewis that have become popular with both children and adults. Lewis points to five aspects of the fairy tale form that made the form suitable for expressing the images he saw. The aspects are: (1) no love interest; (2) no close psychology; (3) severe restraints…

  7. C.S. Lewis as a Forensic Figure in the Religious Agora.

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    Keefe, Carolyn

    This paper considers the British thinker C.S. Lewis as a "forensic figure," defining "forensic" in the sense of public discussion and debate. The paper relates that, long before Lewis emerged as a public persuader, he learned to hold his own in private exchanges with William T. Kirkpatrick, his tutor from 1914-1917, and in…

  8. Mathematics, Art, Research, Collaboration, and Storytelling: The High M.A.R.C.S. Project

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    Reilly, Edel M.; Pagnucci, Gian S.

    2007-01-01

    This article describes a curriculum integration project designed to help students better contextualize their learning: The High M.A.R.C.S. Project linked mathematics, art, research, collaboration, and storytelling. The article explains the project in detail, discusses sample student work from the project, and describes how the project work was…

  9. Mathematics, Art, Research, Collaboration, and Storytelling: The High M.A.R.C.S. Project

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    Reilly, Edel M.; Pagnucci, Gian S.

    2007-01-01

    This article describes a curriculum integration project designed to help students better contextualize their learning: The High M.A.R.C.S. Project linked mathematics, art, research, collaboration, and storytelling. The article explains the project in detail, discusses sample student work from the project, and describes how the project work was…

  10. Oral Interpretation of C.S. Lewis'"Narnia Tales": A Refracting of "Pictures."

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    Keefe, Carolyn

    "The Chronicles of Narnia" are a series of seven fairy tales written by C.S. Lewis that have become popular with both children and adults. Lewis points to five aspects of the fairy tale form that made the form suitable for expressing the images he saw. The aspects are: (1) no love interest; (2) no close psychology; (3) severe restraints…

  11. Unusual nickel-mediated C-S cleavage of alkyl and aryl sulfoxides.

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    Schaub, Thomas; Backes, Marc; Radius, Udo

    2007-05-28

    The first examples of transition metal mediated C-S cleavage of sulfoxides containing sp2- and sp3-hybridized carbon bonds attached to the sulfur atom and the first example of a structurally characterized complex featuring an oxygen-bound sulfinyl ligand are presented.

  12. An Integrated Perspective of Humanism and Supernaturalism for Education: C. S. Lewis's Version of Education

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    Lee, Seung Chun

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores some theoretical reflections on the connection between C. S. Lewis's thoughts on the purpose and process of education and his understanding of supernatural human nature which has been relatively little explored. An introduction about Lewis's career as a college teacher blends into the background of this paper. It is followed by…

  13. An Integrated Perspective of Humanism and Supernaturalism for Education: C. S. Lewis's Version of Education

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    Lee, Seung Chun

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores some theoretical reflections on the connection between C. S. Lewis's thoughts on the purpose and process of education and his understanding of supernatural human nature which has been relatively little explored. An introduction about Lewis's career as a college teacher blends into the background of this paper. It is followed by…

  14. Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis: Christian Postmodernism beyond Boundaries

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    Yuasa, Kyoko

    2012-01-01

    Modern critics do not consider science fiction and mystery novels to be "serious reading", but Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis questioned the boundaries between "popular" and "serious" literature. Both Christian writers critically discuss the spiritual crisis of the modern world in each fiction genre. This paper…

  15. Engineering the bonding scheme in C-S-H: The iono-covalent framework

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    Pellenq, R.J.-M.; Lequeux, N.; Damme, H. van

    2008-02-15

    On the basis of recent molecular simulation and experimental studies, we discuss two possible strategies for tuning the mechanical properties of cementitious materials by modifying the bonding scheme in the hydrates at molecular level. We focus the discussion on the calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H). A first strategy would be based on the strengthening of the network of cohesion forces acting between the individual C-S-H lamellae or between their crystallites. Atomic scale simulations by ab initio, molecular dynamics and energy minimization techniques show that the iono-covalent forces between individual C-S-H layers or C-S-H layer stacks, separated by strongly localized calcium ions and water molecules, are orders of magnitude larger than the ionic correlation forces acting between C-S-H surfaces separated by nm- or multi-nm-thick layers of mobile water molecules and ions. The elastic properties derived from this iono-covalent bonding scheme are in good agreement with experimental values obtained by ultrasonic or statistical ('grid') nanoindentation techniques. The concept picture for C-S-H which follows is that of a crystalline semi-continuum, with dense domains ('crystallites' or 'particles') iono-covalently bonded to each other, possibly entangled also, and embedded as long as the mesoscale porosity is water-saturated in a relatively weak attractive stress field due to fluctuating electrostatic forces. Depending on the size, the aspect ratio, and the turbostratic order of the crystallites, and also the composition of the interstitial solution, the relative importance of each contribution could be modified. This provides the basis for a better control of properties such as early age or long term strength development for instance. In this respect, the microstructure-properties relationships in clay minerals provide interesting leads, pointing to the importance of bonding continuity rather than bond strength. A second strategy to tune the mechanical properties of

  16. Sulfide synthesis through copper-catalyzed C-S bond formation under biomolecule-compatible conditions.

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    Zhang, Yonghong; Li, Yiming; Zhang, Xiaomei; Jiang, Xuefeng

    2015-01-18

    We report here an efficient and mild method for constructing C-S bonds. The reactions were carried out with Na2S2O3 as a sulfurating reagent, CuSO4 as a catalyst, and water as solvent without any surfactant. The products were achieved in moderate to excellent yields at room temperature under air. Notably, this reaction is compatible with various biomolecules including amino acids, oligosaccharides, nucleosides, proteins, and cell lysates.

  17. Effects of glass fiber modified with calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H(I)) reinforced cement

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    Xin, M.; Zhang, L.; Ge, S.; Cheng, X.

    2017-03-01

    In this paper, calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H(I)) and glass fiber modified with C-S-H(I) (SiF) at ambient temperature were synthesized. SiF and untreated fiber (OF) were incorporated into cement paste. Phase composition of C-S-H(I), SiF and OF was characterized by XRD. The surface morphologies were characterized by SEM. Flexural performance of fiber reinforced cement (FRC) at different curing ages was investigated. Results indicated that both SiF and OF could reinforce cement paste. SiF had a more positive effect on improving the flexural performance of FRC than OF. The strength of SiF reinforced cement was 11.48MPa after 28 days curing when fiber volume was 1.0%, 12.55% higher than that of OF reinforced cement. The flexural strength increased with the addition of fiber volume. However, the large dosage of fiber might cause a decrease in flexural strength of FRC.

  18. Characterisation of crystalline C-S-H phases by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

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    Black, Leon; Garbev, Krassimir; Stemmermann, Peter; Hallam, Keith R.; Allen, Geoffrey C

    2003-06-01

    We have prepared a number of crystalline calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) phases hydrothermally, with calcium-silicon ratios varying from approximately 0.5 (K-phase) to 2.0 (hillebrandite and {alpha}-dicalcium silicate hydrate). The phases were then analysed using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Increasing calcium-silicon ratios resulted in decreased silicon binding energies. Additionally, changes in the O 1s spectra could be explained in terms of bridging (BO) and nonbridging oxygen (NBO) moieties. Finally, the modified Auger parameter has proved particularly useful in determining the extent of silicate anion polymerisation. Of note also are the apparently unusual spectra for 11 A tobermorite. The silicon and oxygen photoelectron spectra indicate a phase with a lower degree of silicate polymerisation than predicted from its composition. The main contributing factor is the intrinsic disorder within the tobermorite structure. This study has shown how XPS may be used to obtain valuable structural information from C-S-H phases, and our analysis of the crystalline phases is the first step towards the analysis of real C-S-H-based cement systems.

  19. Regioselectivity of the oxidative C-S bond formation in ergothioneine and ovothiol biosyntheses.

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    Song, Heng; Leninger, Maureen; Lee, Norman; Liu, Pinghua

    2013-09-20

    Ergothioneine (5) and ovothiol (8) are two novel thiol-containing natural products. Their C-S bonds are formed by oxidative coupling reactions catalyzed by EgtB and OvoA enzymes, respectively. In this work, it was discovered that in addition to catalyzing the oxidative coupling between histidine and cysteine (1 → 6 conversion), OvoA can also catalyze a direct oxidative coupling between hercynine (2) and cysteine (2 → 4 conversion), which can shorten the ergothioneine biosynthetic pathway by two steps.

  20. Regio-selectivity of the Oxidative C-S Bond Formation in Ergothioneine and Ovothiol Biosyntheses

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    Song, Heng; Leninger, Maureen; Lee, Norman

    2014-01-01

    Ergothioneine (5) and ovothiol (8) are two novel thiol-containing natural products. Their C-S bonds are formed by oxidative coupling reactions catalyzed by EgtB and OvoA enzymes, respectively. In this work, it was discovered that besides catalyzing the oxidative coupling between histidine and cysteine (1 → 6 conversion), OvoA can also catalyze a direct oxidative coupling between hercynine (2) and cysteine (2 → 4 conversion), which can shorten the ergothioneine biosynthetic pathway by two steps. PMID:24016264

  1. The embodiment of value: C.S. Sherrington and the cultivation of science.

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    Smith, R

    2000-09-01

    The paper examines the ruputation of C.S. Sherrington as both eminent physiologist and eminent representative of scientific culture. It describes Sherrington's 'figurehead' status. In his career, research and personal manner, he embodied a life of science, not only in opposition to humanistic values but in fact appearing to be the highest achievement of those values. An analysis of Sherrington's research, of his lectures on Man on His Nature and of his poetry supports this account. The paper uses Sherrington's reputation to describe the values of an establishment group of English-speaking scientists and physicians in the 1930s and 1940s.

  2. [Symbol-based communication in non-human primates: a C. S. Peirce's semiotic analysis].

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    Queiroz, João

    2003-12-01

    Are (or were) there any other symbolic species? This question has been addressed by researchers from many different fields and is responsible for a historical controversy on the existence of a threshold between "symbolic creatures" vs "simple forms of language creatures". According to the mainstream ethology and comparative psychology only the Homo sapiens is cognitively equiped to produce and interpret symbols. Here, I introduce an empirically testable model of symbolic semiosis ("symbolic action of sign") supported by C.S.Peirce logical-phenomenological theory of categories. I suggest that a specific sign-user pattern of behavior, observed in non-human primate communication, indicate a transition from indexical to symbolic semiosis.

  3. The selectionist meaning of C. S. Peirce and B. F. Skinner

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    Moxley, Roy A.

    2002-01-01

    The selectionist meaning of C. S. Peirce and B. F. Skinner, which has an empirical existence, is advanced against essentialist meaning, which does not. Against a tradition that advocates essentialist meanings, the development of selectionist meaning is traced from Darwin through Peirce and on to Skinner. The views of Peirce and Skinner on meaning are presented as sharing a compatible conceptual foundation with contrasting but complementary distinctions. Support for selectionist meaning comes from contemporary dictionary construction, pragmatist philosophers, and recent views of scientific verbal behavior. Some implications are discussed. PMID:22477230

  4. The selectionist meaning of C. S. Peirce and B. F. Skinner.

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    Moxley, Roy A

    2002-01-01

    The selectionist meaning of C. S. Peirce and B. F. Skinner, which has an empirical existence, is advanced against essentialist meaning, which does not. Against a tradition that advocates essentialist meanings, the development of selectionist meaning is traced from Darwin through Peirce and on to Skinner. The views of Peirce and Skinner on meaning are presented as sharing a compatible conceptual foundation with contrasting but complementary distinctions. Support for selectionist meaning comes from contemporary dictionary construction, pragmatist philosophers, and recent views of scientific verbal behavior. Some implications are discussed.

  5. Characterization of C-S Lyase from C. diphtheriae: A Possible Target for New Antimicrobial Drugs

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    2013-01-01

    The emergence of antibiotic resistance in microbial pathogens requires the identification of new antibacterial drugs. The biosynthesis of methionine is an attractive target because of its central importance in cellular metabolism. Moreover, most of the steps in methionine biosynthesis pathway are absent in mammals, lowering the probability of unwanted side effects. Herein, detailed biochemical characterization of one enzyme required for methionine biosynthesis, a pyridoxal-5′-phosphate (PLP-) dependent C-S lyase from Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a pathogenic bacterium that causes diphtheria, has been performed. We overexpressed the protein in E. coli and analyzed substrate specificity, pH dependence of steady state kinetic parameters, and ligand-induced spectral transitions of the protein. Structural comparison of the enzyme with cystalysin from Treponema denticola indicates a similarity in overall folding. We used site-directed mutagenesis to highlight the importance of active site residues Tyr55, Tyr114, and Arg351, analyzing the effects of amino acid replacement on catalytic properties of enzyme. Better understanding of the active site of C. diphtheriae C-S lyase and the determinants of substrate and reaction specificity from this work will facilitate the design of novel inhibitors as antibacterial therapeutics. PMID:24106714

  6. Theory of pure short S--c--S and S--c--N microjunctions

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    Zaitsev, A.V.

    1980-01-01

    A theory is developed for the nonstationary Josephson effect in pure S--c--S junctions (mean free path l much larger than the constriction radius a), and the current-voltage characteristic (CVC) of such a junction is obtained. The model considered for the construction was an opening of small radius a<<(xi/sup -1/(0)+l/sup -1/)/sup -1/ in a thin impermeable partition (Kulik and Omel'yanchuk, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 3, 459 (1977); Omel'yanchuk, Kulik, and Shekhter, JETP Lett. 25, 437 (1977)). A linear response from an S--c--S junction was obtained with a direct current smaller than the critical value, and the resistive regime was investigated in the voltage region V<<..delta.. near T/sub c/ and in the region V>>..delta.. at arbitrary temperatures. In the case of the S--c--N junction, the CVC was obtained for arbitrary V and T. The results differ not only quantitatively but also qualitatively from those obtained by Artemenko, Volkov, and Zaitsev (Soviet Phys. JETP 49, 924 (1979); Solid State Commun. 30, 771 (1979)) for dirty short constrictions.

  7. A remark on nano-particle stability of cement C-S-H gel

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    Ficker, Tomáš; Len, Adél; Martišek, Dalibor

    2011-04-01

    Hydrated pastes of ordinary Portland cement prepared with different water-to-cement ratios were investigated by using the small-angle neutron scattering technique in the region of Q ∈ (0.0045, 0.11) Å-1. Samples of cement pastes were subjected to non-standard hydration conditions using a mix with D2O, low RH, and water-to-cement ratios spread over a very wide interval (0.4; 1.4). The investigation was focused on testing the structural stability of nano-metric particles in the cement C-S-H gel. Owing to the high structural stability of these nano-particles, their average diameter might be used as a microscopic parameter characterizing the nano-metric structure of C-S-H gels. The average diameter of the nano-particles of the studied ordinary Portland cement CEMI 42.5 R-SC was found to be close to the value of 4.2 nm and independent of the water-to-cement ratios.

  8. Gene localisation of X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (C-S-T syndrome).

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    MacDermot, K D; Winter, R M; Malcolm, S

    1986-10-01

    Genetic linkage studies were carried out in families with X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (C-S-T syndrome). A DNA probe DXYS1 (pDP34), which maps both to the proximal part of the long arm of the X chromosome, Xq13-Xq21, and proximally on Yp, was used to detect a TaqI restriction fragment length polymorphism of the X-chromosomal locus in the DNA samples from 11 families. This locus was found to be closely linked to the X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia locus, with a lod score of 2.66 at recombination fraction (theta) of 0.06 (90% confidence limits 0.01-0.26). Only one crossover was observed in nineteen meioses. This indicates that the probe DXYS1 is closely linked to the X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia locus and is likely to facilitate carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis tests.

  9. Note on predictions for c s bar quarkonia using a three-loop static potential

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    Green, Noah; Repko, Wayne W.; Radford, Stanley F.

    2017-02-01

    We extend our treatment of the spectroscopy and decays of the charm-strange quarkonium system to include the effect of using the full three-loop QCD correction to the static short distance potential. As before, our potential model consists of the relativistic kinetic energy term, a scalar linear confining term including its relativistic corrections and the perturbative QCD spin-dependent terms. A set of unperturbed wave functions for the various states is obtained using a variational technique that is further constrained by requiring that the wave functions also satisfy the relativistic virial theorem. These are then used in a perturbative treatment of the potential to fit the mass spectrum of the c s bar system and calculate the radiative decay widths. Our results accurately describe the Ds spectrum and are compatible with the little data that is available for the radiative decays of the Ds states.

  10. Improving mechanical properties of C-S-H from inserted carbon nanotubes

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    Lushnikova, A.; Zaoui, A.

    2017-06-01

    The main purpose here is to study of the effect of different types of carbon nanotubes inserted into cement. Various mechanical quantities such as bulk modulus, shear modulus, plane stress modulus, Young's modulus, elastic constants, Poisson's ratio, as well as transversal and longitudinal sound velocities of 11 Å tobermorite modified by carbon nanotube (CNT), were examined using the molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. We focused on five different types of CNT with different diameters and different chirality. Results show that carbon nanotube with a diameter of 2.351 Å and chirality (zig-zag)has the best adhesion with 11 Å tobermorite and gives the most important change to the mechanical properties of the new composite with a critical distance of 2 Å between C-S-H and CNT.

  11. Progress report for FACETS (Framework Application for Core-Edge Transport Simulations): C.S. SAP

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    Epperly, T W

    2008-10-01

    The mission of the Computer Science Scientific Application Partnership (C.S. SAP) at LLNL is to develop and apply leading-edge scientific component technology to FACETS software. Contributions from LLNL's fusion energy program staff towards the underlying physics modules are described in a separate report. FACETS uses component technology to combine selectively multiple physics and solver software modules written in different languages by different institutions together in an tightly-integrated, parallel computing framework for Tokamak reactor modeling. In the past fiscal year, the C.S. SAP has focused on two primary tasks: applying Babel to connect UEDGE into the FACETS framework through UEDGE's existing Python interface and developing a next generation componentization strategy for UEDGE which avoids the use of Python. The FACETS project uses Babel to solve its language interoperability challenges. Specific accomplishments for the year include: (1) Refined SIDL interfaces for UEDGE to meet satisfy the standard interfaces required by FACETS for all physics modules. This required consensus building between framework and UEDGE developers. (2) Wrote prototype C++ driver for UEDGE to demonstrate how UEDGE can be called from C++ using Babel. (3) Supported the FACETS project by adding new features to Babel such as release number tagging, porting to new machines, and adding new configuration options. Babel modifications were delivered to FACETS by testing and publishing development snapshots in the projects software repository. (4) Assisted Tech-X Corporation in testing and debugging of a high level build system for the complete FACETS tool chain--the complete list of third-party software libraries that FACETS depends on directly or indirectly (e.g., MPI, HDF5, PACT, etc.). (5) Designed and implemented a new approach to wrapping UEDGE as a FACETS component without requiring Python. To get simulation results as soon as possible, our initial connection from the FACETS

  12. KIF5C S176 Phosphorylation Regulates Microtubule Binding and Transport Efficiency in Mammalian Neurons

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    Padzik, Artur; Deshpande, Prasannakumar; Hollos, Patrik; Franker, Mariella; Rannikko, Emmy H.; Cai, Dawen; Prus, Piotr; Mågård, Mats; Westerlund, Nina; Verhey, Kristen J.; James, Peter; Hoogenraad, Casper C.; Coffey, Eleanor T.

    2016-01-01

    Increased phosphorylation of the KIF5 anterograde motor is associated with impaired axonal transport and neurodegeneration, but paradoxically also with normal transport, though the details are not fully defined. JNK phosphorylates KIF5C on S176 in the motor domain; a site that we show is phosphorylated in brain. Microtubule pelleting assays demonstrate that phosphomimetic KIF5C(1-560)S176D associates weakly with microtubules compared to KIF5C(1-560)WT. Consistent with this, 50% of KIF5C(1-560)S176D shows diffuse movement in neurons. However, the remaining 50% remains microtubule bound and displays decreased pausing and increased bidirectional movement. The same directionality switching is observed with KIF5C(1-560)WT in the presence of an active JNK chimera, MKK7-JNK. Yet, in cargo trafficking assays where peroxisome cargo is bound, KIF5C(1-560)S176D-GFP-FRB transports normally to microtubule plus ends. We also find that JNK increases the ATP hydrolysis of KIF5C in vitro. These data suggest that phosphorylation of KIF5C-S176 primes the motor to either disengage entirely from microtubule tracks as previously observed in response to stress, or to display improved efficiency. The final outcome may depend on cargo load and motor ensembles. PMID:27013971

  13. Uptake of Np(IV) by C-S-H phases and cement paste: an EXAFS study.

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    Gaona, Xavier; Dähn, Rainer; Tits, Jan; Scheinost, Andreas C; Wieland, Erich

    2011-10-15

    Nuclear waste disposal concepts developed worldwide foresee the use of cementitious materials for the immobilization of long-lived intermediate level waste (ILW). This waste form may contain significant amounts of neptunium-237, which is expected to be present as Np(IV) under the reducing conditions encountered after the closure of the repository. Predicting the release of Np(IV) from the cementitious near field of an ILW repository requires a sufficiently detailed understanding of its interaction with the main sorbing components of hardened cement paste (HCP). In this study, the uptake of Np(IV) by calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H) and HCP has been investigated using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. The EXAFS studies on Np(IV)-doped C-S-H and HCP samples reveal that Np(IV) is predominantly incorporated in the structure of C-S-H phases having different Ca:Si ratios. The two main species identified correspond to Np(IV) in C-S-H with a Ca:Si mol ratio of 1.65 as in fresh cement and with a Ca:Si mol ratio of 0.75 as in highly degraded cement. The local structure of Np(IV) changes with the Ca:Si mol ratio and does not depend on pH. Furthermore, Np(IV) shows the same coordination environment in C-S-H and HCP samples. This study shows that C-S-H phases are responsible for the Np(IV) uptake by cementitious materials and further that incorporation in the interlayer of the C-S-H structure is the dominant uptake mechanism.

  14. Leaching of both calcium hydroxide and C-S-H from cement paste: Modeling the mechanical behavior

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    Carde, C.; Torrenti, J.M.; Francois, R.

    1996-08-01

    This paper deals with the effect of the leaching process of cement based materials on their mechanical properties. This process induces mainly a total leaching of Ca(OH){sub 2} and a progressive decalcification of C-S-H which leads to a gradient of C/S ratio in the leaching zone. In a previous work, the authors venture the hypothesis that the dissolution of calcium hydroxide was the essential parameter governing both decrease in strength and increase in porosity in the case of a paste sample made with an OPC cement which leads to a 20% content of calcium. In order to quantify the effect of the decrease of C/S ratio in C-S-H, the authors have performed experiments on paste samples with the admixture of silica fume to reduce the content of calcium hydroxide and thus emphasize the effect of C/S ratio decrease of the C-S-H. The leaching process was achieved by the use of a 50% concentrate solution of ammonium nitrate. Compression tests were conducted on micro-cylinder samples (10, 12, 14, 20 and 30 mm of diameter) because of the slow kinetics of degradation due to the leaching. The deterioration of the cement paste and the mortar exposed to the action of the ammonium nitrate was indicated by a peripheral zone of less resistance. The experimental results allow the modeling of the mechanical behavior of cement pastes in relation to the ratio of degraded area over total area of the sample A{sub d}/A{sub t}. The model thus defined allows separation of the effect of calcium hydroxide leaching and C-S-H leaching, and shows the importance of the first one. The current research program tries to characterize the deterioration of the mechanical properties of the concrete surrounding radioactive wastes, due to the water flow during storage.

  15. Ransom, Religion, and Red Giants: C.S. Lewis and Fred Hoyle

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    Larsen, Kristine

    2010-01-01

    Famed fantasy writer C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) was known to friends as a well-read astronomy aficionado. However, this medieval scholar and Christian apologist embraced a pre-Copernican universe (with its astrological overtones) in his Chronicles of Narnia series and defended the beauty and relevance of the geocentric model in his final academic work, "The Discarded Image". In the "Ransom Trilogy” ("Out of the Silent Planet", "Perelandra", and "That Hideous Strength") philologist Ransom (loosely based on Lewis's close friend J.R.R. Tolkien) travels to Lewis's visions of Mars and Venus, where he interacts with intelligent extraterrestrials, battles with evil scientists, and aids in the continuation of extraterrestrial Christian values. In the final book, Ransom is joined by a handful of colleagues in open warfare against the satanic N.I.C.E. (National Institute for Coordinated Experiments). Geneticist and evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane criticized Lewis for his scientifically inaccurate descriptions of the planets, and his disdain for the scientific establishment. Lewis responded to the criticism in essays of his own. Another of Lewis's favorite scientific targets was atheist Fred Hoyle, whom he openly criticized for anti-Christian statements in Hoyle's BBC radio series. Writer and Lewis friend Dorothy L. Sayers voiced her own criticism of Hoyle. In a letter, Lewis dismissed Hoyle as "not a great philosopher (and none of my scientific colleagues think much of him as a scientist.” Given Lewis's lack of respect for Hoyle, and use of creative license in describing the planets, and the flat-earth, "geocentric” Narnia, it is surprising that Lewis very carefully includes an astronomically correct description of red giants in two novels in the Narnia series ("The Magician's Nephew" and "The Last Battle"). This inclusion is even more curious given that Fred Hoyle is well-known as one of the pioneers in the field of stellar death and the properties of red giants.

  16. Identification and molecular analysis of betaC-S lyase producing hydrogen sulfide in Streptococcus intermedius.

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    Ito, Shuntaro; Nagamune, Hideaki; Tamura, Haruki; Yoshida, Yasuo

    2008-11-01

    Hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) is a toxic gas that induces the modification and release of haemoglobin in erythrocytes; however, it also functions in methionine biosynthesis in bacteria. betaC-S lyase, encoded by the lcd gene, is responsible for bacterial H(2)S production through the cleavage of l-cysteine. In this study, 26 of 29 crude extracts from reference and clinical strains of Streptococcus intermedius produced H(2)S from l-cysteine. The capacities in those strains were not higher than those in strains of the other anginosus group of streptococci, Streptococcus anginosus and Streptococcus constellatus, but were much greater than those in strains of Streptococcus gordonii, which is known to have an extremely low capacity for H(2)S production. Incubation of the remaining three extracts with l-cysteine did not result in H(2)S production. Sequence analysis revealed that the lcd genes from these three strains (S. intermedius strains ATCC 27335, IMU151 and IMU202) contained mutations or small deletions. H(2)S production in crude extracts prepared from S. intermedius ATCC 27335 was restored by repairing the lcd gene sequence in genomic DNA. The kinetic properties of the purified recombinant protein encoded by the repaired lcd gene were comparable to those of native proteins produced by H(2)S-producing strains, whereas the truncated protein produced by S. intermedius ATCC 27335 had no enzymic activity with l-cysteine or l-cystathionine. However, real-time PCR analysis indicated that the lcd gene in strains ATCC 27335, IMU151 and IMU202 is transcribed and regulated in a manner similar to that in the H(2)S-producing strain.

  17. High Performance C/S Composite Cathodes with Conventional Carbonate-Based Electrolytes in Li-S Battery

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    Zheng, Shiyou; Han, Pan; Han, Zhuo; Zhang, Huijuan; Tang, Zhihong; Yang, Junhe

    2014-01-01

    High stable C/S composites are fabricated by a novel high-temperature sulfur infusion into micro-mesoporous carbon method following with solvent cleaning treatment. The C/S composite cathodes show high Coulombic efficiency, long cycling stability and good rate capability in the electrolyte of 1.0 M LiPF6 + EC/DEC (1:1 v/v), for instance, the reversible capacity of the treated C/S-50 (50% S) cathode retains around 860 mAh/g even after 500 cycles and the Coulombic efficiency is close to 100%, which demonstrates the best electrochemical performance of carbon-sulfur composite cathodes using the carbonate-based electrolyte reported to date. It is believed that the chemical bond of C-S is responsible for the superior electrochemical properties in Li-S battery, that is, the strong interaction between S and carbon matrix significantly improves the conductivity of S, effectively buffers the structural strain/stress caused by the large volume change during lithiation/delithiation, completely eliminates the formation of high-order polysulfide intermediates, and substantially avoids the shuttle reaction and the side reaction between polysulfide anions and carbonate solvent, and thus enables the C/S cathode to use conventional carbonate-based electrolytes and achieve outstanding electrochemical properties in Li-S battery. The results may substantially contribute to the progress of the Li-S battery technology. PMID:24776750

  18. High-resolution Fourier transform synchrotron spectroscopy of the C-S stretching band of methyl mercaptan, CH332SH

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    Lees, R. M.; Xu, Li-Hong; Billinghurst, B. E.

    2016-01-01

    The C-S stretching fundamental band of 12CH332SH, the principal isotopologue of methyl mercaptan, has been investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy on the Far-Infrared beamline at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron. The band is centered around 710 cm-1 and shows well-resolved a-type parallel structure. Most of the A and E spectral sub-bands have been assigned up to K = 12 for the vt = 0 torsional state and K = 9 for the vt = 1 state, along with a smaller variety of sub-bands for vt = 2. C-S stretching energy term values have been determined employing known ground-state energies, and have been fitted to series expansions in powers of J(J + 1) to determine the substate origins. The origins have in turn been fitted to a Fourier model to characterize the oscillatory torsional energy structure of the C-S stretching state. The amplitude of oscillation of the vt = 0 torsional curves is significantly larger for the C-S stretch state compared to the ground state. A strategy devised to relate this amplitude to an effective torsional barrier height indicates a decrease of about 7% in the effective V3 for the C-S stretch. The vibrational frequency determined for the stretching fundamental from the Fourier fit is 710.3 cm-1. The C-S stretching manifold is crossed by excited vt = 4 torsional levels of the ground state, and strong torsion-vibrational resonant coupling is observed via perturbations in the spectrum together with forbidden sub-bands induced by mixing and intensity borrowing.

  19. Doxycycline Reduces Plasma VEGF-C/sVEGFR-3 and Improves Pathology in Lymphatic Filariasis

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    Specht, Sabine; Marfo-Debrekyei, Yeboah; Batsa, Linda; Pfarr, Kenneth; Larbi, John; Lawson, Bernard; Taylor, Mark; Adjei, Ohene; Hoerauf, Achim

    2006-01-01

    lymphedema in the doxycycline-treated patients being significantly lower compared to placebo patients 12 mo after treatment. The reduction in the stages manifested as better skin texture, a reduction of deep folds, and fewer deep skin folds. In conclusion, a 6-wk regimen of antifilarial treatment with doxycycline against W. bancrofti showed a strong macrofilaricidal activity and reduction in plasma levels of VEGF-C/sVEGFR-3, the latter being associated with amelioration of supratesticular dilated lymphatic vessels and with an improvement of pathology in lymphatic filariasis patients. PMID:17044733

  20. C.R.O.C.S. A Swiss Industrialised School Building System. Programme on Educational Building 3.

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    Lenssen, Paul

    The third in a series of leaflets designed for dissemination of information on school building, this publication describes the method of school building developed by the Centre de Rationalisation et d'Organisation des Constructions Scolaires (C.R.O.C.S.) in the Commune de Lausanne, Switzerland. In Lausanne, the concurrence of lengthening students'…

  1. Mechanistic studies of a novel C-S lyase in ergothioneine biosynthesis: the involvement of a sulfenic acid intermediate

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    Song, Heng; Hu, Wen; Naowarojna, Nathchar; Her, Ampon Sae; Wang, Shu; Desai, Rushil; Qin, Li; Chen, Xiaoping; Liu, Pinghua

    2015-01-01

    Ergothioneine is a histidine thio-derivative isolated in 1909. In ergothioneine biosynthesis, the combination of a mononuclear non-heme iron enzyme catalyzed oxidative C-S bond formation reaction and a PLP-mediated C-S lyase (EgtE) reaction results in a net sulfur transfer from cysteine to histidine side-chain. This demonstrates a new sulfur transfer strategy in the biosynthesis of sulfur-containing natural products. Due to difficulties associated with the overexpression of Mycobacterium smegmatis EgtE protein, the proposed EgtE functionality remained to be verified biochemically. In this study, we have successfully overexpressed and purified M. smegmatis EgtE enzyme and evaluated its activities under different in vitro conditions: C-S lyase reaction using either thioether or sulfoxide as a substrate in the presence or absence of reductants. Results from our biochemical characterizations support the assignment of sulfoxide 4 as the native EgtE substrate and the involvement of a sulfenic acid intermediate in the ergothioneine C-S lyase reaction. PMID:26149121

  2. Lessons from D.C.'s Evaluation System: Teachers Give IMPACT Low Marks on Support and Professional Development

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    Headden, Susan; Silva, Elena

    2011-01-01

    IMPACT, Washington, D.C.'s controversial evaluation system, sets clear expectations for instruction and holds teachers to well-defined standards of performance. Now into its third year, the program appears to be meeting its goals of rewarding effective teachers and eliminating educators it considers incompetent. And it has given the public reason…

  3. Thiourea in the Construction of C-S Bonds as Part of an Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Course

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    Lu, Guo-ping; Chen, Fei; Cai, Chun

    2017-01-01

    The nucleophilic aromatic substitution reaction and thia-Michael addition using thiourea as an odorless, cheap, and easy-to-handle sulfur source in water are described, which can be used to teach upper-division undergraduates the role of thiourea in the formation of C-S bonds and the principles of green chemistry. The use of a cheap, nontoxic…

  4. Enhancing Social Skills in the Classroom (E.C.S. to Grade 3). A Manual for Instructors.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.

    This manual on Early Childhood Services (E.C.S.) focuses on strategies for enhancing social skills in young children and describes 10 two-hour training sessions. The goals of the training are to help teachers understand and identify young children's social development difficulties; to offer guidelines for dealing with inappropriate behaviors; and…

  5. Silver-mediated decarboxylative C-S cross-coupling of aliphatic carboxylic acids under mild conditions.

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    Wang, Peng-Fei; Wang, Xiao-Qing; Dai, Jian-Jun; Feng, Yi-Si; Xu, Hua-Jian

    2014-09-05

    A silver-mediated decarboxylative C-S cross-coupling reaction of aliphatic carboxylic acid is described. This reaction occurs smoothly under mild conditions and shows good tolerance of functional groups. It provides an alternative approach for the synthesis of alkyl aryl sulfides.

  6. Final Evaluation Report for the C.S. 211 Bilingual Gifted and Talented Program 1978-1979.

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    Brumberg, Stephan F.; Toledo, Victor

    This report provides a program description and evaluation findings of a bilingual program for gifted and talented children conducted at C.S. 211, an elementary school serving black and Hispanic children in an economically deprived area of the Bronx, New York. The program's goals, which included above grade level reading and mathematics performance…

  7. Advances in Constraining Solubilities of H-O-C-S-Cl-bearing Fluids in Silicate Melts

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    Webster, J. D.

    2009-12-01

    and Cl (Botcharnikov et al. 2007). Conversely, other work involving Cl-enriched phonolitic melts plus two fluids at 900°C observes that the presence of Cl strongly reduces CO2 solubility in the melt. In fact, for runs containing as much as 80 mole percent CO2 in the fluid, the CO2/CO3 contents of the melts were reduced to values below the limit of detection for FTIR (< ca. 30-40 ppm). Thus, Cl works to reduce CO2 solubility, which in turn reduces H2O solubility in phonolitic melts. Current work on the solubility of H-O-C-S in haplogranitic melts at 200 MPa demonstrates that the addition of C reduces the (fluid/melt) partition coefficient for S. In addition, these experimentally determined partition coefficients decrease in the order CO2 > S > H2O, and their ranges are virtually identical to and thus confirm modeled values computed (Scaillet and Pichavant, 2003) for pre-eruptive magmatic fluids based on volatile fugacities of volcanic gases of arc-related magmas. Botcharnikov R et al (2004) Chem. Geol. 213, 207-225. Botcharnikov R, Holtz F, Behrens H (2007) Eur. J. Mineral. 19, 671-680. Newton R, Manning C (2005) J. Petrol. 46, 701-716. Scaillet B, Pichavant M (2003) Volcanic Degassing, Geol. Soc. Spec. Pub. 213, 23-52. Webster J, Sintoni M, De Vivo B (2009) Chem. Geol. 263, 19-36.

  8. PONDEROSA-C/S: client-server based software package for automated protein 3D structure determination.

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    Lee, Woonghee; Stark, Jaime L; Markley, John L

    2014-11-01

    Peak-picking Of Noe Data Enabled by Restriction Of Shift Assignments-Client Server (PONDEROSA-C/S) builds on the original PONDEROSA software (Lee et al. in Bioinformatics 27:1727-1728. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr200, 2011) and includes improved features for structure calculation and refinement. PONDEROSA-C/S consists of three programs: Ponderosa Server, Ponderosa Client, and Ponderosa Analyzer. PONDEROSA-C/S takes as input the protein sequence, a list of assigned chemical shifts, and nuclear Overhauser data sets ((13)C- and/or (15)N-NOESY). The output is a set of assigned NOEs and 3D structural models for the protein. Ponderosa Analyzer supports the visualization, validation, and refinement of the results from Ponderosa Server. These tools enable semi-automated NMR-based structure determination of proteins in a rapid and robust fashion. We present examples showing the use of PONDEROSA-C/S in solving structures of four proteins: two that enable comparison with the original PONDEROSA package, and two from the Critical Assessment of automated Structure Determination by NMR (Rosato et al. in Nat Methods 6:625-626. doi: 10.1038/nmeth0909-625 , 2009) competition. The software package can be downloaded freely in binary format from http://pine.nmrfam.wisc.edu/download_packages.html. Registered users of the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison can submit jobs to the PONDEROSA-C/S server at http://ponderosa.nmrfam.wisc.edu, where instructions, tutorials, and instructions can be found. Structures are normally returned within 1-2 days.

  9. Structural characterization of C-S-H and C-A-S-H samples-Part I: Long-range order investigated by Rietveld analyses

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    Renaudin, Guillaume; Russias, Julie; Leroux, Fabrice; Frizon, Fabien; Cau-dit-Coumes, Celine

    2009-12-15

    Rietveld analyses on samples belonging to C-S-H and C-A-S-H series (0.8<=C/S<=1.7) were realized on X-ray powder patterns. The tobermorite M model was successfully used to refine all the powder patterns from C-S-H samples whatever the C/S value. This gives clear indication on the steady change in a unique structural description, corresponding to a 'tobermorite M defect' model, when passing from C-S-H(I) (C/S<1.0) to C-S-H(II) type (C/S>1.0). The possibility for both C-S-H types (from polymerized silicate chains to isolated silicate dimers) to accommodate the same structural model is explained by the continuous evolution of the occupancies of the cationic sites: the interlayer Ca atoms, the Si atoms from paired and bridging silicates. Accurate refinements of the structural and microstructural parameters evidenced the well crystallized feature of C-S-H phase combined with a small coherent domain size. Insertion of Al atoms in the C-S-H structure (C-A-S-H phase) involves a clear disruption into the layered atomic framework. The large increase of layer spacing observed when incorporating aluminum into C-S-H indicates that Al atoms should be located in the interlayer region of the structure in new crystallographic sites. Aluminum atoms are not substituted silicon crystallographic sites or interlayer calcium crystallographic sites. - Graphical abstract: The Tobermorite M model has been successfully used to perform Rietveld analyses on X-ray powder patterns from C-S-H samples. Refinement of the cationic site occupancies explains the evolution from the linear silicate chains to the isolated silicate dimers when increasing the C/S ratio.

  10. The C-S-H gel of Portland cement mortars: Part I. The interpretation of energy-dispersive X-ray microanalyses from scanning electron microscopy, with some observations on C-S-H, AFm and AFt phase compositions

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    Famy, C.; Brough, A.R.; Taylor, H.F.W

    2003-09-01

    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) microanalyses of the calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) gel in Portland cement pastes rarely represent single phases. Essential experimental requirements are summarised and new procedures for interpreting the data are described. These include, notably, plots of Si/Ca against other atom ratios, 3D plots to allow three such ratios to be correlated and solution of linear simultaneous equations to test and quantify hypotheses regarding the phases contributing to individual microanalyses. Application of these methods to the C-S-H gel of a 1-day-old mortar identified a phase with Al/Ca=0.67 and S/Ca=0.33, which we consider to be a highly substituted ettringite of probable composition C{sub 6}A{sub 2}S-bar{sub 2}H{sub 34} or {l_brace}Ca{sub 6}[Al(OH){sub 6}]{sub 2}{center_dot}24H{sub 2}O{r_brace}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}[Al(OH){sub 4}]{sub 2}. If this is true for Portland cements in general, it might explain observed discrepancies between observed and calculated aluminate concentrations in the pore solution. The C-S-H gel of a similar mortar aged 600 days contained unsubstituted ettringite and an AFm phase with S/Ca=0.125.

  11. Facile C-S, S-H, and S-S bond cleavage using a nickel(0) NHC complex.

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    Schaub, Thomas; Backes, Marc; Plietzsch, Oliver; Radius, Udo

    2009-09-21

    [Ni2(iPr2Im)4(COD)] 1 (iPr2Im = 1,3-di(isopropyl)-imidazol-2-ylidene) reacts at room temperature with the thioethers methyl para-tolyl sulfide, ethyl phenyl sulfide, benzothiophene and dibenzothiophene to afford the C-S bond cleavage products [Ni(iPr2Im)2(4-CH3-C6H4)(SMe)] 2, [Ni(iPr2Im)2(C6H5)(SEt)] 3, [Ni(iPr2Im)2(1,8-benzothiophenylato)] 4 and [Ni(iPr2Im)2(C,S-dibenzothiophenylato)] 5. In contrast to the reaction of thioethers or sulfoxides (reported earlier), no C-S bond cleavage was observed for the reaction of 1 with the sulfones bezothiophene-1,1-dioxide and methyl phenyl sulfone. In those cases the stable compounds [Ni(iPr2Im)2(eta2-2,3-benzothiophene-1,1-dioxide)] 6 and [Ni(iPr2Im)2(eta2-MeSO2C6H5)] 7 with a eta2-coordinated sulfone ligand have been isolated. Compound 6 has been structurally characterized. S-H bond cleavage was observed using 2-methyl-2-propanthiol to afford [Ni(iPr2Im)2(H)(StBu)] 8. The reaction of 1 with disulfides led to the dithiolato complexes [Ni(iPr2Im)2(SR)2] (R = tBu 9, Me 10, Ph 11) by S-S bond scission.

  12. Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activation on Pt and Ni surfaces

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    Gland, J.L.

    1992-12-01

    The work has focussed on hydrogen induced bond activation in adsorbed organic molecules and intermediates containin C-S and C-N and C-C bonds on Ni(100), Ni(111), and Pt(111) surfaces. Fluorescence Yield Near Edge Spectroscopy (FYNES) above the carbon K edge was used for adsorbed organic reactants and in-situ kinetic studies of bond activation. Results indicate that the activation is enhanced on Ni relative to Pt. Methylthiolate and methylamine adsorbed on Pt(111) were studied.

  13. Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activation on Pt and Ni surfaces

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    Gland, J.L.

    1992-01-01

    The work has focussed on hydrogen induced bond activation in adsorbed organic molecules and intermediates containin C-S and C-N and C-C bonds on Ni(100), Ni(111), and Pt(111) surfaces. Fluorescence Yield Near Edge Spectroscopy (FYNES) above the carbon K edge was used for adsorbed organic reactants and in-situ kinetic studies of bond activation. Results indicate that the activation is enhanced on Ni relative to Pt. Methylthiolate and methylamine adsorbed on Pt(111) were studied.

  14. Clarification of C-S relationships of marine black shales using stable isotopic composition of reduced sulfur

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    Zaback, D.A.; Pratt, L.M. . Dept. of Geological Sciences)

    1992-01-01

    Carbon-sulfur relationships are compared for the Miocene Monterey Formation (Santa Maria Basin, California) and the Upper Devonian New Albany Shale (Illinois Basin, Indiana). In both formations, C-S concentrations covary for samples with the lower to more intermediate organic carbon concentrations and become invariant at higher organic carbon concentrations. While the similarity of these relationships in Monterey and New Albany suggest sulfur diagenesis occurred in similar depositional environments, sulfur isotopic data clearly indicate differences in the depositional environments. In the Monterey, the most organic-rich laminated shales are characterized by isotopic enrichment of reduced S and low S ratios and indicate that sulfate reduction occurred under sulfate-limited conditions within the sediments. In the New Albany, organic-rich laminated shales exhibit isotopic depletion of reduced S coupled with low S[sub reduced]/C[sub org] and suggest sulfur diagenesis occurred under euxinic conditions. These data show that in the absence of sulfur isotopic data, misleading conclusions concerning depositional environments can be made when using C-S plots and the traditional interpretations that are associated with these types of plots.

  15. Comparative Photocatalytic Degradation of Monoazo and Diazo Dyes Under Simulated Visible Light Using Fe3+/C/S doped-TiO2 Nanoparticles.

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    Anku, William Wilson; Oppong, Samuel Osei-Bonsu; Shukla, Sudheesh Kumar; Govender, Poomani Penny

    2016-01-01

    This research work delved into the photocatalytic degradation of monoazo dye (methyl orange) and diazo dye (congo red) in aqueous solution using Fe3+/C/S-doped TiO2 nanocomposites. The nanocomposites were synthesised through sol-gel method and characterized using XRD, FTIR, SEM, TEM, EDX, BET and UV-Vis. Photocatalytic degradation of the dyes was monitored under simulated visible light using pristine TiO2, C/S/doped-TiO2 and Fe3+/C/S doped-TiO2 with varying concentrations of Fe3+. The influence of catalyst doping, solution pH, and light intensity were also examined. Doping TiO2 with Fe3+/C/S caused reduction in its band gap value with the resultant improvement in its visible light activity. The photocatalytic efficiency of the catalysts is given as follows: TiO2 < C/S/TiO2 < Fe3+/C/S-TiO2 with Fe3+/C/S-TiO2 (0.3% Fe3+) as the best performing photocatalyst. The monoazo dye experienced higher degradation efficiency than the diazo dye. Degradation of the azo dyes was observed to decrease with increasing pH from 2 to 12. Increased visible light intensity enhanced the photodegradation efficiency of the dye. Dye decolourization was observed to be faster than its mineralization.

  16. Lithium Sulfur Primary Battery with Super High Energy Density: Based on the Cauliflower-like Structured C/S Cathode

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    Ma, Yiwen; Zhang, Hongzhang; Wu, Baoshan; Wang, Meiri; Li, Xianfeng; Zhang, Huamin

    2015-01-01

    The lithium-sulfur primary batteries, as seldom reported in the previous literatures, were developed in this work. In order to maximize its practical energy density, a novel cauliflower-like hierarchical porous C/S cathode was designed, for facilitating the lithium-ions transport and sulfur accommodation. This kind of cathode could release about 1300 mAh g−1 (S) capacity at sulfur loading of 6 ~ 14 mg cm−2, and showed excellent shelf stability during a month test at room temperature. As a result, the assembled Li-S soft package battery achieved an energy density of 504 Wh kg−1 (654 Wh L−1), which was the highest value ever reported to the best of our knowledge. This work might arouse the interests on developing primary Li-S batteries, with great potential for practical application. PMID:26456914

  17. Lithium Sulfur Primary Battery with Super High Energy Density: Based on the Cauliflower-like Structured C/S Cathode

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    Ma, Yiwen; Zhang, Hongzhang; Wu, Baoshan; Wang, Meiri; Li, Xianfeng; Zhang, Huamin

    2015-10-01

    The lithium-sulfur primary batteries, as seldom reported in the previous literatures, were developed in this work. In order to maximize its practical energy density, a novel cauliflower-like hierarchical porous C/S cathode was designed, for facilitating the lithium-ions transport and sulfur accommodation. This kind of cathode could release about 1300 mAh g-1 (S) capacity at sulfur loading of 6 ~ 14 mg cm-2, and showed excellent shelf stability during a month test at room temperature. As a result, the assembled Li-S soft package battery achieved an energy density of 504 Wh kg-1 (654 Wh L-1), which was the highest value ever reported to the best of our knowledge. This work might arouse the interests on developing primary Li-S batteries, with great potential for practical application.

  18. Cement hydration from hours to centuries controlled by diffusion through barrier shells of C-S-H

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    Rahimi-Aghdam, Saeed; Bažant, Zdeněk P.; Abdolhosseini Qomi, M. J.

    2017-02-01

    Although a few good models for cement hydration exist, they have some limitations. Some do not take into account the complete range of variation of pore relative humidity and temperature, and apply over durations limited from up a few months to up to about a year. The ones that are applicable for long durations are either computationally too intensive for use in finite element programs or predict the hydration to terminate after few months. However, recent tests of autogenous shrinkage and swelling in water imply that the hydration may continue, at decaying rate, for decades, provided that a not too low relative pore humidity (above 0.7) persists for a long time, as expected for the cores of thick concrete structural members. Therefore, and because design lifetimes of over hundred years are required for large concrete structures, a new hydration model for a hundred year lifespan and beyond is developed. The new model considers that, after the first day of hydration, the remnants of anhydrous cement grains, gradually consumed by hydration, are enveloped by contiguous, gradually thickening, spherical barrier shells of calcium-silicate hydrate (C-S-H). The hydration progress is controlled by transport of water from capillary pores through the barrier shells toward the interface with anhydrous cement. The transport is driven by a difference of humidity, defined by equivalence with the difference in chemical potential of water. Although, during the period of 4-24 h, the C-S-H forms discontinuous nano-globules around the cement grain, an equivalent barrier shell control was formulated for this period, too, for ease and effectiveness of calculation. The entire model is calibrated and validated by published test data on the evolution of hydration degree for various cement types, particle size distributions, water-cement ratios and temperatures. Computationally, this model is sufficiently effective for calculating the evolution of hydration degree (or aging) at every

  19. Effect of addition of silica- and amine functionalized silica-nanoparticles on the microstructure of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel.

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    Monasterio, Manuel; Gaitero, Juan J; Erkizia, Edurne; Guerrero Bustos, Ana M; Miccio, Luis A; Dolado, Jorge S; Cerveny, Silvina

    2015-07-15

    In this work we study the influence of adding nano-silica (SiO2, Nyasil™) and aminopropyl (-(CH2)3-NH2,) functionalized silica nanoparticles (Stoga) during the synthesis of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H gel). Characterization by solid state (29)Si NMR and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy showed that the addition of both particle types increases the average length of the silicate chains in C-S-H gel being this effect slightly more important in the case of Stoga particles. In addition, (13)C NMR and XPS confirmed that the aminopropyl chain remains in the final product cleaved to silicon atoms at the end of the silicate chain of C-S-H gel whereas XRD measurements showed that this result in an increment in the basal distance compared with ordinary CSH. In addition, the dynamics of water within the pores of C-S-H gel was analyzed by broadband dielectric spectroscopy. We observed that water confined in C-S-H formed with the addition of nanoparticles is faster than that in plain C-S-H which can be related to a different porous structure in these materials.

  20. Characterization of C-S lyase from Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ATCC BAA-365 and its potential role in food flavour applications.

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    Allegrini, Alessandra; Astegno, Alessandra; La Verde, Valentina; Dominici, Paola

    2016-12-21

    Volatile thiols have substantial impact on the aroma of many beverages and foods. Thus, the control of their formation, which has been linked to C-S lyase enzymatic activities, is of great significance in industrial applications involving food flavours. Herein, we have carried out a spectroscopic and functional characterization of a putative pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP)-dependent C-S lyase from the lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus ATCC BAA-365 (LDB C-S lyase). Recombinant LDB C-S lyase exists as a tetramer in solution and shows spectral properties of enzymes containing PLP as cofactor. The enzyme has a broad substrate specificity toward sulphur-containing amino acids with aminoethyl-L-cysteine and L-cystine being the most effective substrates over L-cysteine and L-cystathionine. Notably, the protein also reveals cysteine-S-conjugate β-lyase activity in vitro, and is able to cleave a cysteinylated substrate precursor into the corresponding flavour-contributing thiol, with a catalytic efficiency higher than L-cystathionine. Contrary to similar enzymes of other lactic acid bacteria however, LDB C-S lyase is not capable of α,γ-elimination activity towards L-methionine to produce methanethiol, which is a significant compound in flavour development. Based on our results, future developments can be expected regarding the flavour-forming potential of Lactobacillus C-S lyase and its use in enhancing food flavours.

  1. Synthesis and nano-mechanical characterization of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) made with 1.5 CaO/SiO{sub 2} mixture

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    Foley, Emmy M.; Kim, Jung J.; Reda Taha, M.M.

    2012-09-15

    In this study, calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) is synthesized and characterized. C-S-H slurry was made with calcium oxide (CaO) to micro-silica (SiO{sub 2}) mixture ratio of 1.5 and enough deionized water. The slurry was continuously mixed for 7 days, then the excess water was removed. Two methods of drying were implemented: one method used the standard d-dry technique and the other was equilibrated to 11% relative humidity (RH). The dried powders were characterized using thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRDA), and {sup 29}Si magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The stoichiometric formulas of synthetic C-S-H powders dried to d-dry and 11% RH in this study were approximated as C{sub 1.2}SH{sub 0.7} and C{sub 1.2}SH{sub 2.4} respectively. The powders were then compacted to create specimens with porosities similar to C-S-H in hydrated cement. The specimens underwent nanoindentation to mechanically characterize C-S-H. The experiments provide insight on the nanoscale mechanical characteristics of C-S-H.

  2. Melting and phase relations in the Fe-C-S-O system at high pressure and temperature

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    Fei, Yingwei

    2010-05-01

    The physical state of the core (liquid outer core and solid inner core) could provide tight constraint on the core temperature if melting temperature of core materials is precisely determined at high pressure. On the other hand, the density of the Earth's core is significantly lower than that of pure iron measured experimentally at high pressure and temperature. The density deficit in the core (both liquid outer core and solid inner core) provides inside into the chemistry of the core, suggesting that the core must contain several weight percent of one or more light elements (lighter than iron) in addition to Fe-Ni alloy. Sulfur (S), carbon (C), and oxygen (O) are the prominent candidates among the proposed light elements, because of their high solar abundance and strong chemical affinity for Fe. Determining the effect of pressure on melting relations in the Fe-S, Fe-C, and Fe-O binary systems and multi-component system is crucial for understanding the chemistry, temperature, and evolution of planetary cores. There has been significant progress in determining the melting relations in the system Fe-FeS at high pressure, using multi-anvil apparatus and laser-heating diamond-anvil cell. These studies have revealed new iron-sulfur compounds (Fe3S2, Fe2S, and Fe3S) stable at high pressures, change of melting relations, and pressure effect on eutectic temperature and composition. The behaviors of the Fe-C and Fe-O systems have also been experimentally investigated recently. Experimental data in the Fe-C-S-O system at high pressure have just emerged. In parallel, there are high-quality data on density measurements of solid and liquid phases at high pressure and temperature. In this study, I present recent advances in experimental techniques and melting relations in the Fe-C-S-O system. The emphasis will be on the need to develop thermodynamic models by synthesis of thermochemical, thermophysical, and phase equilibrium data. The systematic approach provides a better

  3. Coupled C-S-Fe geochemistry in a rapidly accumulating marine sedimentary system: Diagenetic and depositional implications

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    Peketi, A.; Mazumdar, A.; Joao, H. M.; Patil, D. J.; Usapkar, A.; Dewangan, P.

    2015-09-01

    In the present study, we have investigated the C-S-Fe systematics in a sediment core (MD161-13) from the Krishna-Godavari (K-G) basin, Bay of Bengal. The core covers the late Holocene period with high overall sedimentation rate of ˜573 cm kyr-1. Pore fluid chemical analyses indicate that the depth of the present sulfate methane transition zone (SMTZ) is at ˜6 mbsf. The (ΔTA + ΔCa + ΔMg)/ΔSO42- ratios suggest that both organoclastic degradation and anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) drive sulfate reduction at the study site. The positive correlation between total organic carbon content (TOC) and chromium reducible sulfur (CRS) content indicates marked influence of organoclastic sulfate reduction on sulfidization. Coupled occurrence of 34S-enriched iron sulfide (pyrite) with 12C-enriched authigenic carbonate zones is the possible records of paleo-sulfate methane transition zones where AOM-driven-focused sulfate reduction was likely fueled by sustained high methane flux from underlying gas-rich zone. Aluminum normalized poorly reactive iron (FePR/Al) and La/Yb ratios suggest increasing contribution from Deccan basalts relative to that of Archean-Proterozoic granitic complex in sediment flux of Krishna-Godavari basin during the last 4 kyr.

  4. Metatranscriptomic evidence of pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophy relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling in a shallow alluvial aquifer

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    Jewell, Talia N. M.; Karaoz, Ulas; Brodie, Eoin L.; Williams, Kenneth H.; Beller, Harry R.

    2016-03-04

    Groundwater ecosystems are conventionally thought to be fueled by surface-derived allochthonous organic matter and dominated by heterotrophic microbes living under often-oligotrophic conditions. However, in a 2-month study of nitrate amendment to a perennially suboxic aquifer in Rifle (CO), strain-resolved metatranscriptomic analysis revealed pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophic bacterial activity relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling. Before nitrate injection, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria accounted for 16% of overall microbial community gene expression, whereas during the nitrate injection, two other groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria collectively accounted for 80% of the metatranscriptome: (1) members of the Fe(II)-oxidizing Gallionellaceae family and (2) strains of the S-oxidizing species, Sulfurimonas denitrificans. Notably, the proportion of the metatranscriptome accounted for by these three groups was considerably greater than the proportion of the metagenome coverage that they represented. Transcriptional analysis revealed some unexpected metabolic couplings, in particular, putative nitrate-dependent Fe(II) and S oxidation among nominally microaerophilic Gallionellaceae strains, including expression of periplasmic (NapAB) and membrane-bound (NarGHI) nitrate reductases. The three most active groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria in this study had overlapping metabolisms that allowed them to occupy different yet related metabolic niches throughout the study. Overall, these results highlight the important role that chemolithoautotrophy can have in aquifer biogeochemical cycling, a finding that has broad implications for understanding terrestrial carbon cycling and is supported by recent studies of geochemically diverse aquifers.

  5. Metatranscriptomic evidence of pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophy relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling in a shallow alluvial aquifer

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    Jewell, Talia N M; Karaoz, Ulas; Brodie, Eoin L; Williams, Kenneth H; Beller, Harry R

    2016-01-01

    Groundwater ecosystems are conventionally thought to be fueled by surface-derived allochthonous organic matter and dominated by heterotrophic microbes living under often-oligotrophic conditions. However, in a 2-month study of nitrate amendment to a perennially suboxic aquifer in Rifle (CO), strain-resolved metatranscriptomic analysis revealed pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophic bacterial activity relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling. Before nitrate injection, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria accounted for 16% of overall microbial community gene expression, whereas during the nitrate injection, two other groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria collectively accounted for 80% of the metatranscriptome: (1) members of the Fe(II)-oxidizing Gallionellaceae family and (2) strains of the S-oxidizing species, Sulfurimonas denitrificans. Notably, the proportion of the metatranscriptome accounted for by these three groups was considerably greater than the proportion of the metagenome coverage that they represented. Transcriptional analysis revealed some unexpected metabolic couplings, in particular, putative nitrate-dependent Fe(II) and S oxidation among nominally microaerophilic Gallionellaceae strains, including expression of periplasmic (NapAB) and membrane-bound (NarGHI) nitrate reductases. The three most active groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria in this study had overlapping metabolisms that allowed them to occupy different yet related metabolic niches throughout the study. Overall, these results highlight the important role that chemolithoautotrophy can have in aquifer biogeochemical cycling, a finding that has broad implications for understanding terrestrial carbon cycling and is supported by recent studies of geochemically diverse aquifers. PMID:26943628

  6. Deep Eutectic Solvents as Reaction Media for the Palladium-Catalysed C-S Bond Formation: Scope and Mechanistic Studies.

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    Marset, Xavier; Guillena, Gabriela; Ramón, Diego J

    2017-08-04

    A unique jigsaw catalytic system based on deep eutectic solvents and palladium nanoparticles where C-S bonds are formed from aryl boronic acids and sodium metabisulfite, is introduced. The functionalization step is compatible with a broad spectrum of reagents such as nucleophiles, electrophiles or radical scavengers. This versatile approach allows the formation of different types of products in an environmentally friendly medium by selecting the components of the reaction, which engage one with another as pieces in a jigsaw. This simple procedure avoids the use of toxic volatile organic solvents allowing the formation of complex molecules in a one-pot reaction under mild conditions. Despite the fact that only 1 mol % of metal loading is used, the recyclability of the catalytic system is possible. Kinetic experiments were performed and the reaction order for all reagents, catalyst and ligand was determined. The obtained results were compared to palladium nanocrystals of different known shapes in order to shed some light on the properties of the catalyst. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Purification and Characterization of a C-S-Lyase from Ramson, the Wild Garlic,Allium ursinum.

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    Landshuter, J; Lohmüller, E M; Knobloch, K

    1994-08-01

    A C-S-lyase preparation from ramson, ALLIUM URSINUM L., has been purified to apparent homogeneity. Separation techniques applied were hydrophobic interaction chromatography, anion exchange chromatography, and gel permeation chromatography. A 52-fold purification was obtained. The enzyme could be characterized by a molecular mass of M (r) = 150000 with subunits of 50 000. Its isoelectric point was determined to be at 4.7. The pH-optimum for the substrate-dependent turnover was found at 6.0. The temperature optimum was at 35 degrees C. (+)-Alliin as the substrate caused the highest enzymatic reaction velocity. The lowest K (m) value was observed with (+)- S-propyl- L-cysteine sulfoxide. Inhibitor constants were elaborated for the deoxy-derivatives of the substrates inserted and, likewise, for related amino acids. The protein was sensitive to low concentrations of hydroxylamine, indicating pyridoxal phosphate as a cofactor. Activation energies were determined for the cleavage of alliin, S-propyl- L-cysteine sulfoxide and S-methyl- L-cysteine sulfoxide, and were found to be in the range of 9 to 13 kJ . mol (-1).

  8. Bond ionicities in CuBC2 chalcogenides (B=Al, Ga, In; C=S, Se, Te)

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    Merino, J. M.; Díaz, R.; León, M.

    2000-04-01

    The bond ionicities, fi,Cu-C and fi,BC of several CuBC2 (B=Al, Ga, In, and C=S, Se, Te) chalcopyrite compounds are estimated by means of the Phillips-Van Vechten dielectric theory for binary tetrahedral compounds and Levine's extension to multibond crystals in the same way as Neumann [Crystal Res. Technol. 18, 1299 (1983)]. The influence of Cu 3d electrons has been taken into account considering Jaffe-Zunger [Phys. Rev. B 29, 1882 (1984)] band-structure calculations in chalcopyrite compounds, and performing a simple extrapolation for Te compounds. The Cu-C bond susceptibilities have been estimated from the static dielectric constant values obtained by Márquez and Rincón [Phys. Status Solidi B 191, 115 (1995)], and a set of Cu-C bond susceptibilities is proposed. The evaluated fi,Cu-C bond ionicities were found to increase with the atomic fractional coordinate of the C atom, x[anion], indicating that the anion position is a good estimation of the Cu-C bond ionicity.

  9. Metatranscriptomic evidence of pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophy relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling in a shallow alluvial aquifer

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    Jewell, Talia N. M.; Karaoz, Ulas; Brodie, Eoin L.; ...

    2016-03-04

    Groundwater ecosystems are conventionally thought to be fueled by surface-derived allochthonous organic matter and dominated by heterotrophic microbes living under often-oligotrophic conditions. However, in a 2-month study of nitrate amendment to a perennially suboxic aquifer in Rifle (CO), strain-resolved metatranscriptomic analysis revealed pervasive and diverse chemolithoautotrophic bacterial activity relevant to C, S, N and Fe cycling. Before nitrate injection, anaerobic ammonia-oxidizing (anammox) bacteria accounted for 16% of overall microbial community gene expression, whereas during the nitrate injection, two other groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria collectively accounted for 80% of the metatranscriptome: (1) members of the Fe(II)-oxidizing Gallionellaceae family and (2) strainsmore » of the S-oxidizing species, Sulfurimonas denitrificans. Notably, the proportion of the metatranscriptome accounted for by these three groups was considerably greater than the proportion of the metagenome coverage that they represented. Transcriptional analysis revealed some unexpected metabolic couplings, in particular, putative nitrate-dependent Fe(II) and S oxidation among nominally microaerophilic Gallionellaceae strains, including expression of periplasmic (NapAB) and membrane-bound (NarGHI) nitrate reductases. The three most active groups of chemolithoautotrophic bacteria in this study had overlapping metabolisms that allowed them to occupy different yet related metabolic niches throughout the study. Overall, these results highlight the important role that chemolithoautotrophy can have in aquifer biogeochemical cycling, a finding that has broad implications for understanding terrestrial carbon cycling and is supported by recent studies of geochemically diverse aquifers.« less

  10. Adsorption of gluconate and uranyl on C-S-H phases: Combination of wet chemistry experiments and molecular dynamics simulations for the binary systems

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    Androniuk, Iuliia; Landesman, Catherine; Henocq, Pierre; Kalinichev, Andrey G.

    2017-06-01

    As a first step in developing better molecular scale understanding of the effects of organic additives on the adsorption and mobility of radionuclides in cement under conditions of geological nuclear waste repositories, two complementary approaches, wet chemistry experiments and molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations, were applied to study the sorption behaviour of two simple model systems: gluconate and uranyl on calcium silicate hydrate phases (C-S-H) - the principal mineral component of hardened cement paste (HCP). Experimental data on sorption and desorption kinetics and isotherms of adsorption for gluconate/C-S-H and U(VI)/C-S-H binary systems were collected and quantitatively analysed for C-S-H samples synthesised with various Ca/Si ratios (0.83, 1.0, 1.4) corresponding to various stages of HCP aging and degradation. Gluconate labelled with 14C isotope was used in order to improve the sensitivity of analytical detection technique (LSC) at particularly low concentrations (10-8-10-5 mol/L). There is a noticeable effect of Ca/Si ratio on the gluconate sorption on C-S-H, with stronger sorption at higher Ca/Si ratios. Sorption of organic anions on C-S-H is mediated by the presence of Ca2+ at the interface and strongly depends on the surface charge and Ca2+ concentration. In parallel, classical MD simulations of the same model systems were performed in order to identify specific surface sorption sites most actively involved in the sorption of gluconate and uranyl on C-S-H and to clarify molecular mechanisms of adsorption.

  11. Phosphorylated Pol II CTD recruits multiple HDACs, including Rpd3C(S), for methylation-dependent deacetylation of ORF nucleosomes

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    Govind, Chhabi K.; Qiu, Hongfang; Ginsburg, Daniel S.; Ruan, Chun; Hofmeyer, Kimberly; Hu, Cuihua; Swaminathan, Venkatesh; Workman, Jerry L.; Li, Bing; Hinnebusch, Alan G.

    2010-01-01

    Methylation of histone H3 by Set1 and Set2 is required for deacetylation of nucleosomes in coding regions by histone deacetylase complexes (HDACs) Set3C and Rpd3C(S), respectively. We report that Set3C and Rpd3C(S) are co-transcriptionally recruited in the absence of Set1 and Set2, but in a manner stimulated by Pol II CTD kinase Cdk7/Kin28. Consistently, Rpd3C(S) and Set3C interact with Ser5-phosphorylated Pol II and histones in extracts, but only the histone interactions require H3 methylation. Moreover, reconstituted Rpd3C(S) binds specifically to Ser5-phosphorylated CTD peptides in vitro. Hence, whereas interaction with methylated H3 residues is required for Rpd3C(S) and Set3C deacetylation activities, their co-transcriptional recruitment is stimulated by the phosphorylated CTD. We further demonstrate that Rpd3, Hos2, and Hda1 have overlapping functions in deacetylating histones and suppressing co-transcriptional histone eviction. A strong correlation between increased acetylation and lower histone occupancy in HDA mutants implies that histone acetylation is a key determinant of nucleosome eviction. PMID:20670892

  12. Phosphorylated Pol II CTD recruits multiple HDACs, including Rpd3C(S), for methylation-dependent deacetylation of ORF nucleosomes.

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    Govind, Chhabi K; Qiu, Hongfang; Ginsburg, Daniel S; Ruan, Chun; Hofmeyer, Kimberly; Hu, Cuihua; Swaminathan, Venkatesh; Workman, Jerry L; Li, Bing; Hinnebusch, Alan G

    2010-07-30

    Methylation of histone H3 by Set1 and Set2 is required for deacetylation of nucleosomes in coding regions by histone deacetylase complexes (HDACs) Set3C and Rpd3C(S), respectively. We report that Set3C and Rpd3C(S) are cotranscriptionally recruited in the absence of Set1 and Set2, but in a manner stimulated by Pol II CTD kinase Cdk7/Kin28. Consistently, Rpd3C(S) and Set3C interact with Ser5-phosphorylated Pol II and histones in extracts, but only the histone interactions require H3 methylation. Moreover, reconstituted Rpd3C(S) binds specifically to Ser5-phosphorylated CTD peptides in vitro. Hence, whereas interaction with methylated H3 residues is required for Rpd3C(S) and Set3C deacetylation activities, their cotranscriptional recruitment is stimulated by the phosphorylated CTD. We further demonstrate that Rpd3, Hos2, and Hda1 have overlapping functions in deacetylating histones and suppressing cotranscriptional histone eviction. A strong correlation between increased acetylation and lower histone occupancy in HDA mutants implies that histone acetylation is important for nucleosome eviction. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. [On the narco-hypnotic of o-chloro 2-phenyl ethyl allophanate (S. C. S. 100) in animal (author's transl)].

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    Foussard-Blanpin, O; Uchida-Ernouf, G

    1979-01-01

    Oral administration of o-chloro 2-phenyl éthyl allophanate (S. C. S. 100) to male and pregnant, or not, female mice, to male and female rats, to male guinea-pigs and rabbits induces, according to tested doses and animal species, a reduction of motoricity, a state of sleepiness giving way to exterior solicitations, a loss of balance, a diminution of muscular tonus or a temporary loss of righting reflex going with narcosis and a reversible suppression of sensibility. The narco-hynoticaction of S. C. S. 100 qualitatively similar to that of secobarbital needs 1.5 to 3 times higher doses to appear and has a little longer latent period but without any excitation. The new synthesized molecule differs also from the barbiturate as its therapeutic index is 3 times more important which means a better maniability confirmed moreover in mouse after several repeated administrations of ED 50 doses of S. C. S. 100.

  14. Metatranscriptomic Evidence of Chemolithoautotrophy in the Rifle (CO) Subsurface Relevant to C, S, N, and Fe Cycling

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    Beller, H. R.; Jewell, T. N. M.; Karaoz, U.; Thomas, B. C.; Banfield, J. F.; Brodie, E.; Williams, K. H.

    2014-12-01

    Although there is a limited understanding of the chemolithoautotrophic activity of aquifer microorganisms, such subsurface microbial activity could greatly influence the cycling of elements such as C, S, N, and Fe. Here, we present transcriptional (RNA-Seq) evidence of the emergence of such chemolithoautotrophic activities in groundwater filter samples from a 2-month experiment in which up to 1.5 mM nitrate (a native electron acceptor) was injected into a perennially suboxic/anoxic aquifer (Rifle, CO) containing a large reservoir of reduced Fe- and S-containing compounds. Illumina sequence data from rRNA-subtracted cDNA libraries was assembled and mapped to phylogenetically binned Rifle metagenome data. Indicative of the activity of Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria, many high-abundance transcripts mapped to the Gallionellaceae family, whose known members are chemolithoautotrophic bacteria that catalyze Fe(II) oxidation. For example, included among the most abundant transcripts were a cold-shock protein and an acyl carrier protein with 96-98% protein sequence identity to Gallionella capsiferriformans and a nitrite reductase (nirS) gene likely belonging to a Sideroxydans relative. The apparent activity of Gallionellaceae members is consistent with 16S rRNA iTag analyses of these samples, which indicated that Gallionella-related taxa accounted for up to ~50% of these communities. Evidence of sulfide oxidation also was apparent in these samples. For example, highly expressed subunits of APS reductase were very similar to those of the obligately chemolithoautotrophic S- and Fe(II)-oxidizing Thiobacillus denitrificans in terms of sequence identity (98-99%) and synteny of the mapped scaffold. Also highly expressed were a ß-Proteobacterial Form II RubisCO gene and a hydrazine oxidoreductase gene (93% identity to the planctomycete KSU-1), the latter strongly indicative of anaerobic ammonia oxidation (anammox) activity, which has seldom been reported in aquifer environments. Such

  15. Hydrodesulfurization on Transition Metal Catalysts: Elementary Steps of C-S Bond Activation and Consequences of Bifunctional Synergies

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    Yik, Edwin Shyn-Lo

    The presence of heteroatoms (e.g. S, N) in crude oil poses formidable challenges in petroleum refining processes as a result of their irreversible binding on catalytically active sites at industrially relevant conditions. With increasing pressures from legislation that continues to lower the permissible levels of sulfur content in fuels, hydrodesulfurization (HDS), the aptly named reaction for removing heteroatoms from organosulfur compounds, has become an essential feedstock pretreatment step to remove deleterious species from affecting downstream processing. Extensive research in the area has identified the paradigm catalysts for desulfurization; MoSx or WSx, promoted with Co or Ni metal; however, despite the vast library of both empirical and fundamental studies, a clear understanding of site requirements, the elementary steps of C-S hydrogenolysis, and the properties that govern HDS reactivity and selectivity have been elusive. While such a lack of rigorous assessments has not prevented technological advancements in the field of HDS catalysis, fundamental interpretations can inform rational catalyst and process design, particularly in light of new requirements for "deep" desulfurization and in the absence of significant hydrotreatment catalyst developments in recent decades. We report HDS rates of thiophene, which belongs to a class of compounds that are most resistant to sulfur removal (i.e. substituted alkyldibenzothiophenes), over a range of industrially relevant temperatures and pressures, measured at differential conditions and therefore revealing their true kinetic origins. These rates, normalized by the number of exposed metal atoms, on various SiO 2-supported, monometallic transition metals (Re, Ru, Pt), range several orders of magnitude. Under relevant HDS conditions, Pt and Ru catalysts form a layer of chemisorbed sulfur on surfaces of a metallic bulk, challenging reports that assume the latter exists as its pyrite sulfide phase during reaction. While

  16. Structural and nano-mechanical properties of Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H) formed from alite hydration in the presence of sodium and potassium hydroxide

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    Mendoza, Oscar; Giraldo, Carolina; Camargo, Sergio S.

    2015-08-15

    This research evaluates the effect of sodium and potassium hydroxide on the structure and nano-mechanical properties of Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H) formed from the hydration of pure alite. Monoclinic (MIII) alite was synthesized and hydrated, using water-to-alite ratios of 0.5 and 0.6 and additions of 10% NaOH and KOH by weight of alite. Based on results of X-ray diffraction, isothermal calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and nanoindentation, two different effects of the alkaline hydroxides on the hydration reaction of alite, both at early and later ages, can be identified: (i) a differentiated hydration process, attributed to an enhancement in calcium hydroxide (CH) precipitation and a stimulation of the C-S-H nuclei; and (ii) an increase in the elastic modulus of the C-S-H aggregations, attributed to an electrostatic attraction between positive charges from the alkaline cations and negative charges from the C-S-H structure.

  17. A Comparison of Positive Outcome Expectancies: A Review of the Theories of M. F. Scheier, C. S. Carver, M. E. P. Seligman, and C. R. Snyder.

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    Bird, William A.

    Research has shown that optimistic and pessimistic outcome expectancy evaluations are associated with adaptive and maladaptive levels of psychological functioning, physical wellness, and health recovery issues. The research of M. F. Scheier, C. S. Carver, M. E. P. Seligman, and C. R. Snyder supports the hypothesis that elevated optimism or…

  18. The N-H, N-D and C=S stretching regions in the infrared spectrum of thiosaccharin : Comparison with the spectrum of saccharin

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    Grupče, O.; Jovanovski, G.; Šoptrajanov, B.

    1993-03-01

    The infrared spectra of the protiated and partially deuterated samples of 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-thione 1,1-dioxide (known as thiosaccharin) in the N-H, N-D and C=S stretching regions were studied. The spectral features were correlated with the structural data obtained by single crystal X-ray analysis.

  19. Management of a Septic Open Abdomen Patient with Spontaneous Jejunal Perforation after Emergent C/S with Confounding Factor of Mild Acute Pancreatitis

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    Yetisir, Fahri; Sarer, Akgün Ebru; Acar, Hasan Zafer; Osmanoglu, Gokhan; Özer, Mehmet; Yaylak, Faik

    2016-01-01

    Introduction. We report the management of a septic Open Abdomen (OA) patient by the help of negative pressure therapy (NPT) and abdominal reapproximation anchor (ABRA) system in pregnant woman with spontaneous jejunal perforation after emergent cesarean section (C/S) with confounding factor of mild acute pancreatitis (AP). Presentation of Case. A 29-year-old and 34-week pregnant woman with AP underwent C/S. She was arrested after anesthesia induction and responded to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). There were only ash-colored serosanguinous fluid within abdomen during C/S. After C/S, she was transferred to intensive care unit (ICU) with vasopressor support. On postoperative 1st day, she underwent reoperation due to fecal fluid coming near the drainage. Leakage point could not be identified exactly and operation had to be deliberately abbreviated due to hemodynamic instability. NPT was applied. Two days later source control was provided by conversion of enteroatmospheric fistula (EAF) to jejunostomy. ABRA was added and OA was closed. No hernia developed at 10-month follow-up period. Conclusion. NPT application in septic OA patient may gain time to patient until adequate source control could be achieved. Using ABRA in conjunction with NPT increases the fascial closure rate in infected OA patient. PMID:27006853

  20. An Evaluation of the Effect of D.C.'s Voucher Program on Public School Achievement and Racial Integration after One Year. Education Working Paper No. 10.

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    Greene, Jay P.; Winters, Marcus A.

    2006-01-01

    This study evaluates the initial effect of Washington, D.C.'s Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) on the academic performance of public schools and its effects on the opportunities that District students have to attend integrated schools. The OSP is a federally sponsored school voucher program that provides vouchers worth up to $7,500 for an…

  1. The phylogeny of C/S1 bZIP transcription factors reveals a shared algal ancestry and the pre-angiosperm translational regulation of S1 transcripts.

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    Peviani, Alessia; Lastdrager, Jeroen; Hanson, Johannes; Snel, Berend

    2016-07-26

    Basic leucine zippers (bZIPs) form a large plant transcription factor family. C and S1 bZIP groups can heterodimerize, fulfilling crucial roles in seed development and stress response. S1 sequences also harbor a unique regulatory mechanism, termed Sucrose-Induced Repression of Translation (SIRT). The conservation of both C/S1 bZIP interactions and SIRT remains poorly characterized in non-model species, leaving their evolutionary origin uncertain and limiting crop research. In this work, we explored recently published plant sequencing data to establish a detailed phylogeny of C and S1 bZIPs, investigating their intertwined role in plant evolution, and the origin of SIRT. Our analyses clarified C and S1 bZIP orthology relationships in angiosperms, and identified S1 sequences in gymnosperms. We experimentally showed that the gymnosperm orthologs are regulated by SIRT, tracing back the origin of this unique regulatory mechanism to the ancestor of seed plants. Additionally, we discovered an earlier S ortholog in the charophyte algae Klebsormidium flaccidum, together with a C ortholog. This suggests that C and S groups originated by duplication from a single algal proto-C/S ancestor. Based on our observations, we propose a model wherein the C/S1 bZIP dimer network evolved in seed plants from pre-existing C/S bZIP interactions.

  2. Copper-catalyzed double C-S bonds formation via different paths: synthesis of benzothiazoles from N-benzyl-2-iodoaniline and potassium sulfide.

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    Zhang, Xiaoyun; Zeng, Weilan; Yang, Yuan; Huang, Hui; Liang, Yun

    2014-02-07

    A new, highly efficient procedure for the synthesis of benzothiazoles from easily available N-benzyl-2-iodoaniline and potassium sulfide has been developed. The results show copper-catalyzed double C-S bond formation via a traditional cross-coupling reaction and an oxidative cross-coupling reaction.

  3. The phylogeny of C/S1 bZIP transcription factors reveals a shared algal ancestry and the pre-angiosperm translational regulation of S1 transcripts

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    Peviani, Alessia; Lastdrager, Jeroen; Hanson, Johannes; Snel, Berend

    2016-01-01

    Basic leucine zippers (bZIPs) form a large plant transcription factor family. C and S1 bZIP groups can heterodimerize, fulfilling crucial roles in seed development and stress response. S1 sequences also harbor a unique regulatory mechanism, termed Sucrose-Induced Repression of Translation (SIRT). The conservation of both C/S1 bZIP interactions and SIRT remains poorly characterized in non-model species, leaving their evolutionary origin uncertain and limiting crop research. In this work, we explored recently published plant sequencing data to establish a detailed phylogeny of C and S1 bZIPs, investigating their intertwined role in plant evolution, and the origin of SIRT. Our analyses clarified C and S1 bZIP orthology relationships in angiosperms, and identified S1 sequences in gymnosperms. We experimentally showed that the gymnosperm orthologs are regulated by SIRT, tracing back the origin of this unique regulatory mechanism to the ancestor of seed plants. Additionally, we discovered an earlier S ortholog in the charophyte algae Klebsormidium flaccidum, together with a C ortholog. This suggests that C and S groups originated by duplication from a single algal proto-C/S ancestor. Based on our observations, we propose a model wherein the C/S1 bZIP dimer network evolved in seed plants from pre-existing C/S bZIP interactions. PMID:27457880

  4. An investigation of the structure and phase relations of C-S-H gels. Final report, August 15, 1991--September 14, 1997

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    Grutzeck, M.W.; Benesi, A.

    1997-12-14

    Solid state NMR was used to obtain data on the atomic level structure of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) that formed from a variety of starting materials under a variety of conditions. Because C-S-H is the major component of hydrated portland cement, a knowledge of its structure and of its structural evolution will ultimately allow users of cement containing materials such as mortars and concrete to more accurately predict the physical and mechanical behavior of these materials once they are placed into service. From the outset, the goal of the work was to observe the hydration process on the atomic level, integrate the findings with existing data in the literature, and refine hydration models as necessary to accommodate the newly acquired data.

  5. An efficient heterogeneous catalyst (CuO@ARF) for on-water C-S coupling reaction: an application to the synthesis of phenothiazine structural scaffold.

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    Sengupta, Debasish; Basu, Basudeb

    2014-12-01

    Aryl sulfides have significant importance from biological and pharmaceutical aspects. Transition metal-catalyzed carbon-sulfur cross-coupling reaction represents an important tool for the synthesis of sulfides. Among various transition metals, copper salts or oxides have found vast applicability. A simple procedure for the preparation of poly-ionic amberlite resins embedded with copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) (denoted as CuO@ARF) has been developed, characterized, and employed for the first time as a heterogeneous ligand-free catalyst for 'on-water' C-S cross-coupling reaction. The NPs of CuO with an average size (approximately 2.6 nm), as determined from high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) images, are found to be a potentially active, chemoselective, and recyclable catalyst for the preparation of symmetrical and unsymmetrical aryl sulfides. Recycling of the catalyst was performed successfully for five consecutive runs, and apparently no leaching was observed in a hot filtration test. Excellent chemoselectivity between iodo- and bromo-arene has been exploited in step-wise C-S and C-N couplings to synthesize bioactive heterocyclic scaffold phenothiazine. An efficient method is established for the C-S cross-coupling reaction using heterogeneous catalyst CuO@ARF under ligand-free on-water condition. The catalyst is highly chemoselective among different aryl halides, which has been demonstrated in the synthesis heterocyclic scaffold phenothiazine. Furthermore, it is recyclable for five consecutive runs examined. Graphical abstract On-water C-S coupling using new heterogeneous nano-catalyst (CuO@ARF).

  6. Effect of Material Ion Exchanges on the Mechanical Stiffness Properties and Shear Deformation of Hydrated Cement Material Chemistry Structure C-S-H Jennit - A Computational Modeling Study

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    2014-01-01

    deformation method to emulate shear deformation of C-S-H material chemistry structure that is based on a triclinic crystal structure was used, by deforming the... triclinic crystal structure at 0.2 degree per time step for 75 steps of deformation. It was observed that there is a decrease in the total...Ife, where he graduated with a first class honors in Chemical Engineering. He then proceeded to work as a Project Engineer with Exxon Mobil, and as a

  7. Copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidation and cleavage/formation of C-S bond: a novel synthesis of aryl methyl sulfones from aryl halides and DMSO.

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    Yuan, Gaoqing; Zheng, Junhua; Gao, Xiaofang; Li, Xianwei; Huang, Liangbin; Chen, Huoji; Jiang, Huanfeng

    2012-08-04

    With atmospheric oxygen as the oxidant, a novel copper(I)-catalyzed synthesis of aryl methyl sulfones from aryl halides and widely available DMSO is described. The procedure tolerates aryl halides with various functional groups (such as methoxy, acetyl, chloro, fluoro and nitro groups), which could afford aryl methyl sulfones in moderate to high yields. The copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidation and the cleavage/formation of C-S bond are the key steps for this transformation.

  8. Aqueous Reaction of Alcohols, Organohalides, and Odorless Sodium Thiosulfate under Transition-Metal-Free Conditions: Synthesis of Unsymmetrical Aryl Sulfides via Dual C-S Bond Formation.

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    Liu, Bei-Bei; Chu, Xue-Qiang; Liu, Huan; Yin, Ling; Wang, Shun-Yi; Ji, Shun-Jun

    2017-10-06

    A transition-metal-free process for the synthesis of unsymmetrical aryl sulfides via dual C-S bond formation by a one-pot three-component reaction of alcohols, organohalides, and odorless sodium thiosulfate in water has been developed. In addition, the aryl sulfides could also be prepared by the reaction of the corresponding alcohols and Bunte salts under the identical conditions. This protocol provides a green and efficient manner for the construction of various unsymmetrical aryl sulfides.

  9. Unprecedented chemical reactivity of a paramagnetic endohedral metallofullerene La@C(s)-C82 that leads hydrogen addition in the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction.

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    Takano, Yuta; Slanina, Zdenek; Mateos, Jaime; Tsuchiya, Takayoshi; Kurihara, Hiroki; Uhlik, Filip; Herranz, María Ángeles; Martín, Nazario; Nagase, Shigeru; Akasaka, Takeshi

    2014-12-17

    Synthesizing unprecedented diamagnetic adducts of an endohedral metallofullerene was achieved by using 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of paramagnetic La@C(s)-C82 with a simultaneous hydrogen addition. The selective formation of two main products, La@C(s)-C82HCMe2NMeCHPh (2a and 2b), was first detected by HPLC analysis and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. 2a and 2b-O, which was readily formed by the oxidation of 2b, were isolated by multistep HPLC separation and were fully characterized by spectroscopic methods, including 1D and 2D-NMR, UV-vis-NIR measurements and electrochemistry. The hydrogen atom was found to be connected to the fullerene cage directly in the case of 2a, and the redox behavior indicated that the C-H bond can still be readily oxidized. The reaction mechanism and the molecular structures of 2a and 2b were reasonably proposed by the interplay between experimental observations and DFT calculations. The feasible order of the reaction process would involve a 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition followed by the hydrogen addition through a radical pathway. It is concluded that the characteristic electronic properties and molecular structure of La@C(s)-C82 resulted in a site-selective reaction, which afforded a unique chemical derivative of an endohedral metallofullerene in high yields. Derivative 2a constitutes the first endohedral metallofullerene where the direct linking of a hydrogen atom has been structurally proven.

  10. I/S and C/S mixed layers, some indicators of recent physical-chemical changes in active geothermal systems: The case study of Chipilapa (El Salvador)

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    Beaufort, D.; Papapanagiotou, P.; patrier, P.; Fouillac, A.M.; Traineau, H.

    1996-01-24

    I/S and C/S mixed layers from the geothermal field of Chipilapa (El Salvador) have been studied in details in order to reevaluate their potential use as indicator of the thermodynamic conditions in which they were formed. It is funded that overprinting of clay bearing alteration stages is common. For a given alteration stage, the spatial variation of I/S and C/S mixed layer ininerals is controlled by kinetics of mixed layer transformation and not only by temperature. Clay geo-thermometers cannot give reliable results because the present crystal-chemical states of the I/S and C/S mixed layers is not their initial state, it was aquired during the overall hydrothermal history which post dated the nucleation of smectitic clay material at high temperature. Occurrences of smectites or smectite-rich mixed layers at high temperature in reservoirs is a promising guide for reconstruct the zones in which boiling or mixing of non isotherinal fluids occurred very recently or still presently.

  11. A novel C-S lyase from the latex-producing plant Taraxacum brevicorniculatum displays alanine aminotransferase and l-cystine lyase activity.

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    Munt, Oliver; Prüfer, Dirk; Schulze Gronover, Christian

    2013-01-01

    We isolated a novel pyridoxal-5-phosphate-dependent l-cystine lyase from the dandelion Taraxacum brevicorniculatum. Real time qPCR analysis showed that C-S lyase from Taraxacum brevicorniculatum (TbCSL) mRNA is expressed in all plant tissues, although at relatively low levels in the latex and pedicel. The 1251 bp TbCSL cDNA encodes a protein with a calculated molecular mass of 46,127 kDa. It is homologous to tyrosine and alanine aminotransferases (AlaATs) as well as to an Arabidopsis thaliana carbon-sulfur lyase (C-S lyase) (SUR1), which has a role in glucosinolate metabolism. TbCSL displayed in vitrol-cystine lyase and AlaAT activities of 4 and 19nkatmg(-1) protein, respectively. However, we detected no in vitro tyrosine aminotransferase (TyrAT) activity and RNAi knockdown of the enzyme had no effect on phenotype, showing that TbCSL substrates might be channeled into redundant pathways. TbCSL is in vivo localized in the cytosol and functions as a C-S lyase or an aminotransferase in planta, but the purified enzyme converts at least two substrates specifically, and can thus be utilized for further in vitro applications. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  12. Renal cysteine conjugate C-S lyase mediated toxicity of halogenated alkenes in primary cultures of human and rat proximal tubular cells.

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    McGoldrick, Trevor A; Lock, Edward A; Rodilla, Vicente; Hawksworth, Gabrielle M

    2003-07-01

    Proximal tubular cells from human (HPT) and rat (RPT) kidneys were isolated, grown to confluence and incubated with S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)- l-cysteine (DCVC), S-(1,2,2-trichlorovinyl)- l-cysteine (TCVC), S-(1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethyl)- l-cysteine (TFEC) and S-(2-chloro-1,1-difluorethyl)- l-cysteine (CDFEC), the cysteine conjugates of nephrotoxicants. The cultures were exposed to the conjugates for 12, 24 and 48 h and the toxicity determined using the MTT assay. All four conjugates caused dose-dependent toxicity to RPT cells over the range 50-1,000 microM, the order of toxicity being DCVC>TCVC>TFEC=CDFEC. The inclusion of aminooxyacetic acid (AOAA; 250 microM), an inhibitor of pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzymes such as C-S lyase, afforded protection, indicating that C-S lyase has a role in the bioactivation of these conjugates. In HPT cultures only DCVC caused significant time- and dose-dependent toxicity. Exposure to DCVC (500 microM) for 48 h decreased cell viability to 7% of control cell values, whereas co-incubation of DCVC (500 microM) with AOAA (250 microM) resulted in cell viability of 71%. Human cultures were also exposed to S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-glutathione (DCVG). DCVG was toxic to HPT cells, but the onset of toxicity was delayed compared with the corresponding cysteine conjugate. AOAA afforded almost complete protection from DCVG toxicity. Acivicin (250 microM), an inhibitor of gamma-glutamyl transferase (gamma-GT), partially protected against DCVG (500 microM)-induced toxicity at 48 h (5% viability and 53% viability in the absence and presence of acivicin, respectively). These results suggest that DCVG requires processing by gamma-GT prior to bioactivation by C-S lyase in HPT cells. The activity of C-S lyase, using TFEC as a substrate, and glutamine transaminase K (GTK) was measured in rat and human cells with time in culture. C-S lyase activity in RPT and HPT cells decreased to approximately 30% of fresh cell values by the time the cells reached

  13. Effect of Material Ion Exchanges on the Mechanical Stiffness Properties and Shear Deformation of Hydrated Cement Material Chemistry Structure C-S-H Jennite -- A Computational Modeling Study

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    Adebiyi, Babatunde Mattew

    Material properties and performance are governed by material molecular chemistry structures and molecular level interactions. Methods to understand relationships between the material properties and performance and their correlation to the molecular level chemistry and morphology, and thus find ways of manipulating and adjusting matters at the atomistic level in order to improve material performance, are required. A computational material modeling methodology is investigated and demonstrated for a key cement hydrated component material chemistry structure of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate (C-S-H) Jennite in this work. The effect of material ion exchanges on the mechanical stiffness properties and shear deformation behavior of hydrated cement material chemistry structure of Calcium Silicate Hydrate (C-S-H) Jennite was studied. Calcium ions were replaced with Magnesium ions in Jennite structure of the C-S-H gel. Different level of substitution of the ions was used. The traditional Jennite structure was obtained from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database and super cells of the structures were created using a Molecular Dynamics Analyzer and Visualizer Material Studio. Molecular dynamics parameters used in the modeling analysis were determined by carrying out initial dynamic studies. 64 unit cell of C-S-H Jennite was used in material modeling analysis studies based on convergence results obtained from the elastic modulus and total energies. NVT forcite dynamics using COMPASS force field based on 200 ps dynamics time was used to determine mechanical modulus of the traditional C-S-H gel and the Magnesium ion modified structures. NVT Discover dynamics using COMPASS forcefield was used in the material modeling studies to investigate the influence of ionic exchange on the shear deformation of the associated material chemistry structures. A prior established quasi-static deformation method to emulate shear deformation of C-S-H material chemistry structure that is

  14. Organometallic Modeling of the Hydrodesulfurization (HDS) Process: Rhenium Carbonyl-promoted C-S Bond Cleavage and Hydrogenation of Thiophenes and Benozothiophenes

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    Reynolds, Michael A.

    2000-09-21

    Organometallic modeling of the HDS process at single or multiple metal centers is one approach to better understanding the mechanism that govern commercial HDS. Therefore, we have currently been investigating the use of Re2(CO)10 as a potential model system for catalytic HDS with respect to S-binding, ring-opening, and hydrogenation of thiophenes andbenzothiophenes. We have also been investigating the use of UV-light as a method for activating thiophenic molecules towards C-S and C-H bond cleavage.

  15. Effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) ratio and nitrate (N) dosage on Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (DS-EBPR)

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    Yu, Mei; Lu, Hui; Wu, Di; Zhao, Qing; Meng, Fangang; Wang, Yudan; Hao, Xiaodi; Chen, Guang-Hao

    2016-01-01

    In this study, the Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal (DS-EBPR) with 20 mg P/L/d of the volumetric P removal rate was successfully achieved in a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). The effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) mass ratio and nitrate (N) dosage were investigated through two batch tests to reveal the role of wastewater compositions in DS-EBPR performance. The optimal specific P release and uptake rates (0.4 and 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h, respectively) were achieved at C/S/P/N mass ratio of 150/200/20/20, and poly-S is supplied as a potential electron and energy storage. The nitrate dosage in a range of 10–50 mg N/L had no significant influence on P uptake rates (2.1 ~ 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h), but significantly affected the storage of inclusion poly-S, the poly-S oxidation rate was increased about 16% while dosing nitrate from 20 to 30 mg N/L. It implies that nitrate is denitrified in the P uptake phase, and excess nitrate is further consumed by poly-S. Moreover, the microbial analysis showed that the functional bacteria should mostly belong to denitrifying bacteria or Unclassified genera. PMID:26983801

  16. Effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) ratio and nitrate (N) dosage on Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (DS-EBPR).

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    Yu, Mei; Lu, Hui; Wu, Di; Zhao, Qing; Meng, Fangang; Wang, Yudan; Hao, Xiaodi; Chen, Guang-Hao

    2016-03-17

    In this study, the Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal (DS-EBPR) with 20 mg P/L/d of the volumetric P removal rate was successfully achieved in a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). The effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) mass ratio and nitrate (N) dosage were investigated through two batch tests to reveal the role of wastewater compositions in DS-EBPR performance. The optimal specific P release and uptake rates (0.4 and 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h, respectively) were achieved at C/S/P/N mass ratio of 150/200/20/20, and poly-S is supplied as a potential electron and energy storage. The nitrate dosage in a range of 10-50 mg N/L had no significant influence on P uptake rates (2.1 ~ 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h), but significantly affected the storage of inclusion poly-S, the poly-S oxidation rate was increased about 16% while dosing nitrate from 20 to 30 mg N/L. It implies that nitrate is denitrified in the P uptake phase, and excess nitrate is further consumed by poly-S. Moreover, the microbial analysis showed that the functional bacteria should mostly belong to denitrifying bacteria or Unclassified genera.

  17. Oxidative Cleavage of C=S and P=S Bonds at an Al(I) Center: Preparation of Terminally Bound Aluminum Sulfides.

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    Chu, Terry; Vyboishchikov, Sergei F; Gabidullin, Bulat; Nikonov, Georgii I

    2016-10-10

    The treatment of cyclic thioureas with the aluminum(I) compound NacNacAl (1; NacNac=[ArNC(Me)CHC(Me)NAr](-) , Ar=2,6-Pr(i)2 C6 H3 ) resulted in oxidative cleavage of the C=S bond and the formation of 3 and 5, the first monomeric aluminum complexes with an Al=S double bond stabilized by N-heterocyclic carbenes. Compound 1 also reacted with triphenylphosphine sulfide in a similar manner, which resulted in cleavage of the P=S bond and production of the adduct [NacNacAl=S(S=PPh3 )] (8). The Al=S double bond in 3 can react with phenyl isothiocyanate to furnish the cycloaddition product 9 and zwitterion 10 as a result of coupling between the liberated carbene and PhN=C=S. All novel complexes were characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and the structures of 5, 9, and 10 were confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. The nature of the Al=S bond in 5 was also probed by DFT calculations.

  18. Effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) ratio and nitrate (N) dosage on Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal (DS-EBPR)

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    Yu, Mei; Lu, Hui; Wu, Di; Zhao, Qing; Meng, Fangang; Wang, Yudan; Hao, Xiaodi; Chen, Guang-Hao

    2016-03-01

    In this study, the Denitrifying Sulfur cycle-associated Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal (DS-EBPR) with 20 mg P/L/d of the volumetric P removal rate was successfully achieved in a Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR). The effects of carbon-to-sulfur (C/S) mass ratio and nitrate (N) dosage were investigated through two batch tests to reveal the role of wastewater compositions in DS-EBPR performance. The optimal specific P release and uptake rates (0.4 and 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h, respectively) were achieved at C/S/P/N mass ratio of 150/200/20/20, and poly-S is supplied as a potential electron and energy storage. The nitrate dosage in a range of 10–50 mg N/L had no significant influence on P uptake rates (2.1 ~ 2.4 mg P/g VSS/h), but significantly affected the storage of inclusion poly-S, the poly-S oxidation rate was increased about 16% while dosing nitrate from 20 to 30 mg N/L. It implies that nitrate is denitrified in the P uptake phase, and excess nitrate is further consumed by poly-S. Moreover, the microbial analysis showed that the functional bacteria should mostly belong to denitrifying bacteria or Unclassified genera.

  19. Early Permian extensional shearing of an Ordovician granite: The Saint-Eutrope "C/S-like" orthogneiss (Montagne Noire, French Massif Central)

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    Pitra, Pavel; Poujol, Marc; Van Den Driessche, Jean; Poilvet, Jean-Charles; Paquette, Jean-Louis

    2012-08-01

    Dating the magmatic events in the Montagne Noire gneiss dome is a key point to arbitrate between the different interpretations of the Late Carboniferous-Early Permian tectonics in this southern part of the Variscan belt. The Saint-Eutrope orthogneiss crops out along the northern flank of the dome. We show that the protolith of this orthogneiss is an Ordovician granite dated at 455 ± 2 Ma (LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating on zircon). This age is identical to that previously obtained on the augen orthogneiss of the southern flank, strongly suggesting that both orthogneiss occurrences have the same Ordovician protolith. The Saint-Eutrope orthogneiss experienced intense shearing along the Espinouse extensional detachment at ca. 295 Ma (LA-ICP-MS U-Pb-Th on monazite), an age close to that determined previously on mica by the 39Ar-40Ar method and contemporaneous with the emplacement age of the syntectonic Montalet granite farther to the west. This normal sense shearing reworked previous fabrics related to Variscan thrusting that can be still observed in the augen orthogneiss of the southern flank, and is responsible for the spectacular "C/S-like" pattern of the Saint-Eutrope orthogneiss. This work also shows that care is needed when dealing with C/S-type structures, since they can develop not only in syntectonic intrusions, but also in orthogneisses affected by an intense secondary deformation, at decreasing temperature.

  20. D.C.'s Braveheart

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    Kronholz, June

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Michelle Rhee's style of leadership--as steely as the sound of her peekaboo high heels on a linoleum-tile hallway--which has angered much of Washington, D.C., and baffled the rest since she arrived as schools chancellor in June 2007. But it is also helping her gain control of a school system that has defied management for…

  1. D.C.'s Braveheart

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    Kronholz, June

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses Michelle Rhee's style of leadership--as steely as the sound of her peekaboo high heels on a linoleum-tile hallway--which has angered much of Washington, D.C., and baffled the rest since she arrived as schools chancellor in June 2007. But it is also helping her gain control of a school system that has defied management for…

  2. Synergistic Effect between the Atomically Dispersed Active Site of Fe-N-C and C-S-C for ORR in Acidic Medium.

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    Shen, Hangjia; Gracia-Espino, Eduardo; Ma, Jingyuan; Zang, Ketao; Luo, Jun; Wang, Le; Gao, Sanshuang; Mamat, Xamxikamar; Hu, Guangzhi; Wagberg, Thomas; Guo, Shaojun

    2017-08-31

    Various advanced catalysts of sulfur doped Fe-N-C materials have been recently designed for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), however, the enhanced activity is still controversial and usually attributed to differences in surface area, improved conductivity, or to uncertain synergistic effects. Here, a sulfur-doped Fe-N-C catalyst (denoted as Fe/SNC) derived via a template sacrificing method is presented. The incorporated S gives a thiophene-like structure (C-S-C), reduces the electron localization around the Fe center, improves the interaction with oxygenated species, and therefore facilitates the complete 4e- ORR in acid solution. This synergistic effect makes the Fe/SNC catalyst exhibits much better ORR activity than sulfur free catalyst (Fe/NC) in 0.5 M H2SO4. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  3. The study of disorder and nanocrystallinity in C-S-H, supplementary cementitious materials and geopolymers using pair distribution function analysis

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    Meral, Cagla; Benmore, C.J.; Monteiro, Paulo J.M.

    2011-07-15

    Significant progress was achieved with the application of Rietveld method to characterize the crystalline phases in portland cement paste. However, to obtain detailed information on the amorphous or poorly crystalline phases, it is necessary to analyze the total scattering data. The pair distribution function (PDF) method has been successfully used in the study of liquids and amorphous solids. The method takes the Sine Fourier transform of the measured structure factor over a wide momentum transfer range, providing a direct measure of the probability of finding an atom surrounding a central atom at a radial distance away. The obtained experimental characteristic distances can be also used to validate the predictions by the theoretical models, such as, molecular dynamics, ab initio simulations and density functional theory. The paper summarizes recent results of PDF analysis on silica fume, rice husk ash, fly ash, ASR gel, C-S-H and geopolymers.

  4. Volatile compounds of sulfur in the Fe-C-S system at 5.3 GPa and 1300°C

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    Zhimulev, E. I.; Sonin, V. M.; Bul'bak, T. A.; Chepurov, A. I.; Tomilenko, A. A.; Pokhilenko, N. P.

    2015-05-01

    This report presents the results of experimental studies of the fluid phase in the Fe-C-S system at high P and T values (5.3 GPa and 1300°C) conforming to diamond synthesis. The samples for experiments were mounted on air; therefore, the volatile compounds detected after the experiments are characterized by a wide variety and complicated composition involving both inorganic and organic components. Among the inorganic compounds, CO2, H2O, N2, SO2, CS2, and COS were detected. The GC/MS analysis revealed hydrocarbons (paraffins, olefins, and arenes), including high-molecular compounds. The formation of heavy hydrocarbons confirms their thermodynamic stability under high pressure. Oxygenated hydrocarbons (alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and ethers) were also detected.

  5. Homolytic C-S bond scission in the desulfurization of aromatic and aliphatic thiols mediated by a Mo/Co/S cluster: Mechanistic aspects relevant to HDS catalysis

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    Curtis, M.D.; Druker, S.H.

    1997-02-05

    The kinetics of the reaction of a series of aromatic and aliphatic thiols with cluster 1 were determined. These reactions form cluster 2 and the arene alkane corresponding to the thiol: Cp`{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}Co{sub 2}S{sub 3}(CO){sub 4} (1) + RSH {yields} Cp`{sub 2}Mo{sub 2}Co{sub 2}S{sub 4}(CO){sub 2} (2) + RH + 2CO. These reactions are first order in thiol and first order in cluster 1 with appreciable negative entropies of activation. These data suggest that the rate determining step of the desulfurization reaction is the initial association of the thiol to the cluster. The more nucleophilic thiolate anions react with 1 at -40{degree}C to form an adduct in which the thiolate anion is bound {eta}{sup 1} to the Co atom. At -25{degree}C, the initial adduct rearranges to a fluxional {mu}{sub 2},{eta}{sup 1}-bound thiolate. The fluxional process is proposed to involve a concerted `walking` of the thiolate and a {mu}{sub 2}-bound sulfide ligand on the surface of the cluster. Near 35 {degree}C, the thiolate-cluster adduct undergoes C-S bond homolysis to give the paramagnetic anion of cluster 1 and the phenyl or alkyl radical. The radical nature of the C-S bond cleavage was confirmed by the desulfurization of the radical clock reagents, cyclopropylmethanethiol and -thiolate anion, that form the cyclopropylmethyl radical which rearranged to the butenyl radical. 42 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. Role of active-site residues Tyr55 and Tyr114 in catalysis and substrate specificity of Corynebacterium diphtheriae C-S lyase.

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    Astegno, Alessandra; Allegrini, Alessandra; Piccoli, Stefano; Giorgetti, Alejandro; Dominici, Paola

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, there has been increased interest in bacterial methionine biosynthesis enzymes as antimicrobial targets because of their pivotal role in cell metabolism. C-S lyase from Corynebacterium diphtheriae is a pyridoxal 5'-phosphate-dependent enzyme in the transsulfuration pathway that catalyzes the α,β-elimination of sulfur-containing amino acids, such as L-cystathionine, to generate ammonia, pyruvate, and homocysteine, the immediate precursor of L-methionine. In order to gain deeper insight into the functional and dynamic properties of the enzyme, mutants of two highly conserved active-site residues, Y55F and Y114F, were characterized by UV-visible absorbance, fluorescence, and CD spectroscopy in the absence and presence of substrates and substrate analogs, as well as by steady-state kinetic studies. Substitution of Tyr55 with Phe apparently causes a 130-fold decrease in K(d)(PLP) at pH 8.5 providing evidence that Tyr55 plays a role in cofactor binding. Moreover, spectral data show that the mutant accumulates the external aldimine intermediate suggesting that the absence of interaction between the hydroxyl moiety and PLP-binding residue Lys222 causes a decrease in the rate of substrate deprotonation. Mutation of Tyr114 with Phe slightly influences hydrolysis of L-cystathionine, and causes a change in substrate specificity towards L-serine and O-acetyl-L-serine compared to the wild type enzyme. These findings, together with computational data, provide useful insights in the substrate specificity of C-S lyase, which seems to be regulated by active-site architecture and by the specific conformation in which substrates are bound, and will aid in development of inhibitors.

  7. Combined effect of magnesia and zirconia on the bioactivity of calcium silicate ceramics at C\\S ratio less than unity.

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    Ewais, Emad M M; Amin, Amira M M; Ahmed, Yasser M Z; Ashor, Eman A; Hess, Ulrike; Rezwan, Kurosch

    2017-01-01

    This paper describes the effect of magnesia in the presence of zirconia on the bioactivity, microstructure and physico-mechanical properties of calcium silicate composition adjusted at calcia/silica ratio(C/S) of 0.5. A mixture from calcium carbonate and silica was conducted at C/S of 0.5. 20wt.% of magnesia and 5-25wt.% of ZrO2 were added. Each mixture was mixed with ethanol in a planetary ball mill, dried, formed and fired at a temperature of 1325±5°C. Phase composition, FE-SEM, and physico-mechanical properties of the fired specimens were determined and explained. The in vitro bioactivities of these specimens were investigated by analysis of their abilities to form apatite in the simulated body fluid (SBF) for a short time (7days) using SEM-EDS. The findings indicated that the surface of the specimens containing 5 and 15wt.% ZrO2 were completely covered by single and multilayered hydroxyapatite (HA) precipitate typical to "cauliflower" morphology, respectively. The surface of the specimen containing 25wt.% ZrO2 did not cover, but there are some scattered HA precipitate. The differences among the results were rationalized based on the phase composition. Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of the specimens of highly promised bioactivity were 2.32-2.57GPa and 1.80-1.50MPa. m(1/2), respectively. The properties of these specimens are similar to the properties of human cortical bone. Consequently, these composites might be used as bone implant materials. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  8. Mechanistic Insight into the Cu-Catalyzed C-S Cross-Coupling of Thioacetate with Aryl Halides. A Joint Experimental-Computational Study.

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    Soria-Castro, Silvia M; Andrada, Diego M; Caminos, Daniel A; Argúello, Juan E; Robert, Marc; Peñeñory, Alicia B

    2017-09-29

    The mechanism of the Ullmann-type reaction between potassium thioacetate (KSAc) and iodobenzene (PhI) catalyzed by CuI associated with 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) as a ligand has been explored experimentally and computationally. The study on C-S bond formation has been investigated by UV-visible spectrophotometry, cyclic voltammetry, mass espectrometry and products assessment from radical probes. The results indicate that under experimental conditions the catalytically active species is [Cu(phen)(SAc)] regardless of the copper source. An examination of the aryl halide activation mechanism using radical probes was undertaken. No evidences of the presence of radical species have been found during the reaction process, which is consistent with an oxidative addition cross coupling pathway. The different reaction pathways leading to the experimentally observed reaction products have been studied by DFT calculation. The oxidative addition - reductive elimination mechanism via an unstable CuIII intermediate is energetically more feasible than other possible mechanisms such as Single Electron Transfer, Halogen Atom Transfer and σ-Bond Methatesis.

  9. Synthesis of 1,2,4-Triazoles via Oxidative Heterocyclization: Selective C-N Bond Over C-S Bond Formation.

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    Gogoi, Anupal; Guin, Srimanta; Rajamanickam, Suresh; Rout, Saroj Kumar; Patel, Bhisma K

    2015-09-18

    The higher propensity of C-N over C-S bond forming ability was demonstrated, through formal C-H functionalization during the construction of 4,5-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones from arylidenearylthiosemicarbazides catalyzed by Cu(II). However, steric factors imparted by the o-disubstituted substrates tend to change the reaction path giving thiodiazole as the major or an exclusive product. Upon prolonging the reaction time, the in situ generated thiones are transformed to 4,5-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazoles via a desulfurization process. Two classes of heterocycles viz. 4,5-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones and 4,5-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazoles can be synthesized from arylidenearylthiosemicarbazides by simply adjusting the reaction time. Desulfurization of 1,2,4-triazole-3-thiones is assisted by thiophilic Cu to provide 1,2,4-triazoles with concomitant formation of CuS and polynuclear sulfur anions as confirmed from scanning electron microscope and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy measurements. A one-pot synthesis of an antimicrobial compound has been successfully achieved following this strategy.

  10. Density and water content of nanoscale solid C-S-H formed in alkali-activated slag (AAS) paste and implications for chemical shrinkage

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    Thomas, Jeffrey J.; Allen, Andrew J.; Jennings, Hamlin M.

    2012-02-15

    Alkali-activated slag (AAS) paste was analyzed using small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). The scattering response indicates that the microstructure consists of a uniform matrix of hydration product with a high surface area studded with unhydrated cores of slag particles. In contrast with portland cement paste, no surface fractal scattering regime was detected, and elevated temperature curing (at 60 Degree-Sign C) had no detectable effect on the microstructure at any length scale studied. The specific surface area of the AAS pastes is about 25% higher than that of a portland cement paste cured under the same conditions. The composition and mass density of the nanoscale solid C-S-H phase formed in the AAS paste was determined using a previously developed neutron scattering method, in conjunction with a hydration model. The result ((CaO){sub 0.99}-SiO{sub 2}-(Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}){sub 0.06}-(H{sub 2}O){sub 0.97}, d = (2.73 {+-} 0.02) g/cm{sup 3}) is significantly lower in calcium and in water as compared to portland cement or pure tricalcium silicate paste. These values were used to calculate the chemical shrinkage that would result from complete hydration of the AAS paste. The result, (12.2 {+-} 1.5) cm{sup 3} of volumetric shrinkage per 100 g of unhydrated cement, is about twice the amount of chemical shrinkage exhibited by normal cement pastes.

  11. Geochemical constraints on the stability of zeolites and C-S-H in the high pH reaction of bentonite

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    Fernández, Raúl; Rodríguez, Manuel; Villa, Raquel Vigil de la; Cuevas, Jaime

    2010-02-01

    Cement-bentonite interactions will occur in deep geological repositories for high level radioactive waste. We performed laboratory experiments in order to constrain some previous geochemical and mineralogical uncertainties in the formation of secondary minerals in the high pH reaction of FEBEX bentonite at moderate temperatures. The reactivity of a Mg-homoionic FEBEX bentonite was studied at 25, 60 and 90 °C in batch reactors using two solutions representative of short and long time evolution stages of cement degradation. These solutions were periodically renewed in order to maintain a constant pH regime for a period of almost 2 years. Chabazite and merlinoite were observed to be the main zeolites that formed at 60 °C, while merlinoite was the dominant zeolite formed at 90 °C with the hyperalkaline (K-Na-OH) solution. The alkaline experiments (Ca-OH solution) showed minor reactivity and negligible mineralogical alteration, but the overall results suggest that the reaction tends to equilibrium conditions between C-S-H and montmorillonite at high temperature and metastable conditions at low temperature. The montmorillonite dissolution rates were calculated for all experiments, showing good agreement with previous calculations.

  12. Cobalt(II) and cobalt(III) complexes of thioether-containing hexadentate pyrazine amide ligands: C-S bond cleavage and cyclometallation reaction.

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    Singh, Akhilesh Kumar; Mukherjee, Rabindranath

    2008-01-14

    Anaerobic reaction of Co(O2CMe)2.4H2O with the thioether-containing acyclic pyrazine amide hexadentate ligand 1,4-bis[o-(pyrazine-2-carboxamidophenyl)]-1,4-dithiobutane (H2L1) (-CH2CH2- spacer between the two pyrazine amide tridentate coordination units) furnishes [CoII(L1)].MeOH (1a) having CoN2(pyrazine)N'2(amide)S2(thioether) coordination. It exhibits an eight-line EPR spectrum, attesting to a low-spin (S = 1/2) state of CoII. A similar reaction in air, however, furnishes [CoIII(L3a)(L3b)].2MeOH (2a) (S = 0), resulting from a C-S bond cleavage reaction triggered by an acetate ion as a base, having CoN2(pyrazine)N'2(amide)S(thioether)S'(thiolate) coordination. On the other hand, the reaction of Co(O2CMe)2.4H2O with 1,4-bis[o-(pyrazine-2-carboxamidophenyl)]-1,5-dithiopentane (H2) (-CH2CH2CH2- spacer between the two pyrazine amide tridentate coordination units) in air affords a cobalt(II) complex [CoII(L2)].MeOH (1b.MeOH) (S = 1/2); its structurally characterized variety has the composition 1b.C6H6. Interestingly, 1b.MeOH undergoes facile metal-centred oxidation by aerial O2-H2O2-[Fe(eta5-C5H5)2][PF6], which led to the isolation of the corresponding cobalt(iii) complex [CoIII(L2)][ClO4] (2b). When treated with methanolic KOH, 2b affords a low-spin (S = 0) organocobalt(III) complex [Co(III)((L2')] (3). Structures of all complexes, except 1a, have been authenticated by X-ray crystallography. A five-membered chelate-ring forming ligand L1(2-) effects C-S bond cleavage and a six-membered chelate-ring forming ligand L2(2-) gives rise to Co-C bond formation, in cobalt(III)-coordinated thioether functions due to alpha C-H bond activation by the base. A rationale has been provided for the observed difference in the reactivity properties. The spectroscopic properties of the complexes have also been investigated. Cyclic voltammetry experiments in MeCN-CH2Cl2 reveal facile metal-centred reversible-to-quasireversible CoIV-CoIII (or a ligand-centred redox process; 2a), Co

  13. Disposition of S-1108, a new oral cephem antibiotic, and metabolic fate of pivalic acid liberated from [pivaloyl-14C]S-1108 in rats and dogs.

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    Mizojiri, K; Futaguchi, S; Norikura, R; Katsuyama, Y; Nagasaki, T; Yoshimori, T; Nakanishi, M

    1995-01-01

    [pivaloyl-14C]S-1108, which is 14C labeled at the pivalic acid moiety of the pivaloyloxymethyl side chain of S-1108, was administered orally to rats and dogs, and the disposition of pivalic acid cleft from S-1108 was examined. Besides pivaloylcarnitine and pivaloylglucuronide, pivaloylglycine was identified in dog urine as a metabolite of pivalic acid by thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography analysis. The concentrations in the plasma of rats to which doses of 6.65, 26.6, and 532 mg/kg of body weight were administered showed dose-proportionate levels. The radioactivity was eliminated rapidly, with a half-life of approximately 3 h until 24 h at both the 6.65- and 26.6-mg/kg doses. Free pivalic acid in plasma accounted for more than 80% of the concentration of radioactivity. Radioactivity was distributed throughout the body and was eliminated quickly at a rate similar to that of radioactivity from plasma. Most of the absorbed radioactivity was excreted in the urine, and it was completed within 24 h after administration. In dogs, the half-life of radioactivity in plasma was longer than that in the rats. The ratio of free pivalic acid in plasma was 60 to 70% of the radioactivity in plasma. The concentration of radioactivity in the liver, cortex of the kidney, and skeletal muscle 144 h after oral dosing was more than 10 times higher than the concentration in plasma for all doses. Urinary excretion in dogs was slower than that in rats. The differences in the disposition of pivalic acid between dogs and rats may account for differences in the degree of skeletal muscle disorders. The safety in humans of S-1108 given at 200 mg three times a day is discussed in relation to the metabolic formation of the carnitine conjugate of pivalic acid and the reduction of the carnitine concentration in plasma. PMID:7492083

  14. Jargonial-Obfuscation(J-O) DISambiguation Elimination via Siegel-Baez Cognition Category-Semantics(C-S) in Siegel FUZZYICS=CATEGORYICS (Son of TRIZ)/(F=C) Tabular List-Format Dichotomy Truth-Table Matrix Analytics

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    Siegel, Carl Ludwig; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig

    2011-03-01

    NOT "philosophy" per se but raising serious salient Arnol'd [Huygens and Barrow, Newton and Hooke(96)] questions begged is Rota empiricism Husserl VS. Frege maths-objects Dichotomy controversy: Hill-Haddock[Husserl or Frege?(00)]as manifestly-demonstrated by Hintikka[B.U.]-Critchey[Derrida Deconstruction Ethics(78)] deconstruction; Altshuler TRIZ; Siegel F=C/C-S; Siegel-Baez(UCR) Cognition C-S = "Category-theory ``+'' Cognitive-Semantics[Wierzbica-Langacker-Lakoff-Nunez[Where Maths Comes From(00)]-Fauconnier-Turner[Blending(98)]-Coulson[Semantic-Leaps (00)

  15. Computational modeling of the bHLH domain of the transcription factor TWIST1 and R118C, S144R and K145E mutants

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    2012-01-01

    Background Human TWIST1 is a highly conserved member of the regulatory basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors. TWIST1 forms homo- or heterodimers with E-box proteins, such as E2A (isoforms E12 and E47), MYOD and HAND2. Haploinsufficiency germ-line mutations of the twist1 gene in humans are the main cause of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome (SCS), which is characterized by limb abnormalities and premature fusion of cranial sutures. Because of the importance of TWIST1 in the regulation of embryonic development and its relationship with SCS, along with the lack of an experimentally solved 3D structure, we performed comparative modeling for the TWIST1 bHLH region arranged into wild-type homodimers and heterodimers with E47. In addition, three mutations that promote DNA binding failure (R118C, S144R and K145E) were studied on the TWIST1 monomer. We also explored the behavior of the mutant forms in aqueous solution using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, focusing on the structural changes of the wild-type versus mutant dimers. Results The solvent-accessible surface area of the homodimers was smaller on wild-type dimers, which indicates that the cleft between the monomers remained more open on the mutant homodimers. RMSD and RMSF analyses indicated that mutated dimers presented values that were higher than those for the wild-type dimers. For a more careful investigation, the monomer was subdivided into four regions: basic, helix I, loop and helix II. The basic domain presented a higher flexibility in all of the parameters that were analyzed, and the mutant dimer basic domains presented values that were higher than the wild-type dimers. The essential dynamic analysis also indicated a higher collective motion for the basic domain. Conclusions Our results suggest the mutations studied turned the dimers into more unstable structures with a wider cleft, which may be a reason for the loss of DNA binding capacity observed for in vitro circumstances. PMID:22839202

  16. Iridium-mediated C-S bond activation and transformation: organoiridium(III) thioether, thiolato, sulfinato and thiyl radical compounds. Synthesis, mechanistic, spectral, electrochemical and theoretical aspects.

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    Das, Ujjwal; Ghorui, Tapas; Adhikari, Basab; Roy, Sima; Pramanik, Shuvam; Pramanik, Kausikisankar

    2015-05-14

    An attractive methodology, single-electron transfer (SET) reductive cleavage of the C-S bond mediated by a metal in the presence of the external stimuli PPh3, has been applied to the kinetically inert IrCl3 in order to synthesize the thiolato complex [Ir(III)(L(S))Cl(PPh3)2] 3 from precursor thioether complexes [Ir(III)(L(SR))Cl2(PPh3)] (R = alkyl) 2. The aforesaid cleavage process in association with (arene)C-H activation furnishes a new class of organosulfur compounds of iridium(III). The thiolato chelate 3 displays a reversible oxidative wave at 0.75 V vs. Ag/AgCl signifying its remarkable nucleophilic character. The high electron density on the thiolato-S vis-à-vis superior nucleophilicity can be envisaged through the formation of a number of S-centered derivatives. This observation has been corroborated with the nature of HOMO in 3, which assumes 49% of S(3p). Notably, the facile oxidative nature of 3 makes it an apposite precursor for metal-stabilized thiyl radical species. Indeed, iridium(III)-stabilized 3˙(+) can be generated by chemical/electrochemical means. The axial EPR spectra with g ∼ 2.0 along with theoretical analysis of SOMO (S(3p) 24% + Ph(π) 43% + d(yz) 15%) and spin density (ρ(S) = +0.543, ρ(Ph) = +0.315, ρ(Ir) = +0.151) of one-electron oxidized 3˙(+) validate the iridium-stabilized thiyl radical description. This observation suggests that the CNS coordination mode in thiophenolato complex 3 is redox-active. Complex 3 is very prone to S-centered oxidation under normal aerobic conditions to yield metallosulfoxide [Ir(III)(L(SO2))Cl(PPh3)2] 4. The enhanced nucleophilicity of thiolato-S can also be manifested via the smooth S-C bond making process with alkyl halides (R'X, R' = Me and allyl; X = Br, I) and subsequent formation of thioether complexes of type [Ir(III)(L(SR'))ClX(PPh3)] 5. The organosulfur compounds of iridium(III) exhibit rich spectral properties including luminescence and the origin of these transitions is scrutinized with

  17. Computational modeling of the bHLH domain of the transcription factor TWIST1 and R118C, S144R and K145E mutants.

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    Maia, Amanda M; da Silva, João Hm; Mencalha, André L; Caffarena, Ernesto R; Abdelhay, Eliana

    2012-07-28

    Human TWIST1 is a highly conserved member of the regulatory basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors. TWIST1 forms homo- or heterodimers with E-box proteins, such as E2A (isoforms E12 and E47), MYOD and HAND2. Haploinsufficiency germ-line mutations of the twist1 gene in humans are the main cause of Saethre-Chotzen syndrome (SCS), which is characterized by limb abnormalities and premature fusion of cranial sutures. Because of the importance of TWIST1 in the regulation of embryonic development and its relationship with SCS, along with the lack of an experimentally solved 3D structure, we performed comparative modeling for the TWIST1 bHLH region arranged into wild-type homodimers and heterodimers with E47. In addition, three mutations that promote DNA binding failure (R118C, S144R and K145E) were studied on the TWIST1 monomer. We also explored the behavior of the mutant forms in aqueous solution using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, focusing on the structural changes of the wild-type versus mutant dimers. The solvent-accessible surface area of the homodimers was smaller on wild-type dimers, which indicates that the cleft between the monomers remained more open on the mutant homodimers. RMSD and RMSF analyses indicated that mutated dimers presented values that were higher than those for the wild-type dimers. For a more careful investigation, the monomer was subdivided into four regions: basic, helix I, loop and helix II. The basic domain presented a higher flexibility in all of the parameters that were analyzed, and the mutant dimer basic domains presented values that were higher than the wild-type dimers. The essential dynamic analysis also indicated a higher collective motion for the basic domain. Our results suggest the mutations studied turned the dimers into more unstable structures with a wider cleft, which may be a reason for the loss of DNA binding capacity observed for in vitro circumstances.

  18. Microstructural and compositional change of NaOH-activated high calcium fly ash by incorporating Na-aluminate and co-existence of geopolymeric gel and C-S-H(I)

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    Oh, Jae Eun; Moon, Juhyuk; Oh, Sang-Gyun; Clark, Simon M.; Monteiro, Paulo J.M.

    2012-05-15

    This study explores the reaction products of alkali-activated Class C fly ash-based aluminosilicate samples by means of high-resolution synchrotron X-ray diffraction (HSXRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), and compressive strength tests to investigate how the readily available aluminum affects the reaction. Class C fly ash-based aluminosilicate raw materials were prepared by incorporating Na-aluminate into the original fly ashes, then alkali-activated by 10 M NaOH solution. Incorporating Na-aluminate reduced the compressive strength of samples, with the reduction magnitude relatively constant regardless of length of curing period. The HSXRD provides evidence of the co-existence of C-S-H with geopolymeric gels and strongly suggests that the C-S-H formed in the current system is C-S-H(I). The back-scattered electron images suggest that the C-S-H(I) phase exists as small grains in a finely intermixed form with geopolymeric gels. Despite providing extra source of aluminum, adding Na-aluminate to the mixes did not decrease the Si/Al ratio of the geopolymeric gel.

  19. Volume and pressure dependences of the electronic, vibrational, and crystal structures of C s2CoC l4 : Identification of a pressure-induced piezochromic phase at high pressure

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    Nataf, L.; Aguado, F.; Hernández, I.; Valiente, R.; González, J.; Sanz-Ortiz, M. N.; Wilhelm, H.; Jephcoat, A. P.; Baudelet, F.; Rodríguez, F.

    2017-01-01

    This work investigates the high-pressure structure of C s2CoC l4 and how it affects the electronic and vibrational properties using optical absorption, Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, and x-ray absorption in the 0-15 GPa range. In particular, we focus on the electronic and local structures of C o2 + , since compression of C s2CoC l4 yields structural transformations associated with change of coordination around C o2 + , which are eventually responsible for the intense piezochromism at 7 GPa. This study provides a complete characterization of the electronic and vibrational structures of C s2CoC l4 in the Pnma phase as a function of the cell volume and the local CoC l4 bond length, RCo-Cl, as well as its corresponding equation of state. In addition, our interest is to elucidate whether the phase transition undergone by C s2CoC l4 at 7 GPa leads to a perovskite-layer-type structure where C o2 + is sixfold coordinated, decomposes into CsCl +CsCoC l3 , or it involves an unknown phase with different coordination sites for C o2 + . We show that C o2 + is sixfold coordinated in the high-pressure phase. The analysis of optical spectra and x-ray diffraction data suggests the formation of an interconnected structure of exchange-coupled C o2 + through edge-sharing octahedra at high pressure.

  20. Kinetic and DFT studies on the mechanism of C-S bond formation by alkyne addition to the [Mo3S4(H2O)9]4+ cluster.

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    Pino-Chamorro, Jose Ángel; Algarra, Andrés G; Fernández-Trujillo, M Jesús; Hernández-Molina, Rita; Basallote, Manuel G

    2013-12-16

    Reaction of [Mo3(μ3-S)(μ-S)3] clusters with alkynes usually leads to formation of two C-S bonds between the alkyne and two of the bridging sulfides. The resulting compounds contain a bridging alkenedithiolate ligand, and the metal centers appear to play a passive role despite reactions at those sites being well illustrated for this kind of cluster. A detailed study including kinetic measurements and DFT calculations has been carried out to understand the mechanism of reaction of the [Mo3(μ3-S)(μ-S)3(H2O)9](4+) (1) cluster with two different alkynes, 2-butyne-1,4-diol and acetylenedicarboxylic acid. Stopped-flow experiments indicate that the reaction involves the appearance in a single kinetic step of a band at 855 or 875 nm, depending on the alkyne used, a position typical of clusters with two C-S bonds. The effects of the concentrations of the reagents, the acidity, and the reaction medium on the rate of reaction have been analyzed. DFT and TD-DFT calculations provide information on the nature of the product formed, its electronic spectrum and the energy profile for the reaction. The structure of the transition state indicates that the alkyne approaches the cluster in a lateral way and both C-S bonds are formed simultaneously.

  1. [Cu30I16(mtpmt)12(μ(10-S4))]: an unusual 30-membered copper(I) cluster derived from the C-S bond cleavage and its use in heterogeneous catalysis.

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    Li, Hong-Xi; Zhao, Wei; Li, Hai-Yan; Xu, Zhong-Lin; Wang, Wen-Xia; Lang, Jian-Ping

    2013-05-14

    The Cu(I)-mediated C-S bond cleavage of 5-methyl-4-(p-tolyl)pyrimidine-2-thiol (mtpmtH) gave one 30-nuclear cluster [Cu30I16(mtpmt)12(μ10-S4)], one polymeric complex [(bmtpms)Cu-(μ-I)]n and one tetranuclear complex [(bmptmds){Cu(μ-I)}2]2; the 30-nuclear cluster displayed excellent catalytic performances in the coupling reactions of N-heterocycles and arylboronic acids and could be recycled and reused.

  2. Response of duplex Cr(N)/S and Cr(C)/S coatings on 316L stainless steel to tribocorrosion in 0.89% NaCl solution under plastic contact conditions.

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    Sun, Y; Dearnley, P A; Mallia, Bertram

    2017-08-01

    Two duplex coatings, Cr(N)/S and Cr(C)/S, were deposited on 316 L stainless steel by magnetron sputtering. The effectiveness of these duplex coatings in improving the tribocorrosion behavior of medical alloys under elastic contact conditions has been demonstrated in a recent publication. The present work focused on the response of these duplex coatings to tribocorrosion under plastic contact conditions. Tribocorrosion tests were conducted in 0.89% NaCl solution at 37°C at an initial contact pressure of 740 MPa and under unidirectional sliding conditions for sliding duration up to 24 h. The results showed that during sliding in the corrosive solution, the duplex coatings were plastically deformed into the substrate to a depth about 1 μm. The Cr(C)/S duplex coating had sufficient ductility to accommodate the deformation without cracking, such that it was worn through gradually, leading to the gradual increase in open circuit potential (OCP) and coefficient of friction (COF). On the other hand, the Cr(N)/S duplex coating suffered from cracking at all tested potentials, leading to coating blistering after prolonged sliding at OCP and stable pit formation in the substrate beneath the coating at applied anodic potentials. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 105B: 1503-1513, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  3. Characterization of white Portland cement hydration and the C-S-H structure in the presence of sodium aluminate by {sup 27}Al and {sup 29}Si MAS NMR spectroscopy

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    Andersen, Morten Daugaard; Jakobsen, Hans J.; Skibsted, Joergen

    2004-05-01

    The effects of hydrating a white Portland cement (wPc) in 0.30 and 0.50 M solutions of sodium aluminate (NaAlO{sub 2}) at 5 and 20 deg. C are investigated by {sup 27}Al and {sup 29}Si magic-angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy. It is demonstrated that NaAlO{sub 2} accelerates the hydration of alite and belite and results in calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) phases with longer average chain lengths of SiO{sub 4}/AlO{sub 4} tetrahedra. The C-S-H phases are investigated in detail and it is shown that the Al/Si ratio for the chains of tetrahedra is quite constant during the time studied for the hydration (6 h to 2 years) but increases for higher concentration of the NaAlO{sub 2} solution. The average chain lengths of 'pure' silicate and SiO{sub 4}/AlO{sub 4} tetrahedra demonstrate that Al acts as a linker for the silicate chains, thereby producing aluminosilicate chains with longer average chain lengths. Finally, it is shown that NaAlO{sub 2} reduces the quantity of ettringite and results in larger quantities of monosulfate and a calcium aluminate hydrate phase.

  4. Rhetoric and Semiotic in C. S. Peirce.

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    Lyne, John R.

    1980-01-01

    Outlines Peirce's philosophy of rhetoric by examining his philosophy of signs and sketching his specific program for rhetoric as a general art for "rendering signs effective." Suggests that Peirce's work is part of a fully elaborated system of inquiry and signification. (JMF)

  5. Development of novel PET probe [¹¹C](R,R)HAPT and its stereoisomer [¹¹C](S,S)HAPT for vesicular acetylcholine transporter imaging: a PET study in conscious monkey.

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    Nishiyama, Shingo; Ohba, Hiroyuki; Kobashi, Tatsuhiro; Nakamasu, Yumi; Nakao, Hidekazu; Ogata, Tokutaro; Kitashoji, Takeru; Tsukada, Hideo

    2014-07-01

    Carbon-11-labeled (R,R)trans-8-methyl-2-hydroxy-3-[4-[2-aminophenyl]piperizinyl]-tetralin ([(11)C](R,R)HAPT) and its stereoisomer [(11)C](S,S)HAPT were developed for imaging vesicular acetylcholine transporters (VAChTs), exclusively located in presynaptic cholinergic neurons. Both positron emission tomography (PET) probes were evaluated in the brain of conscious monkey (Macaca mulatta) using high-resolution PET. Time-activity curves (TACs) of [(11)C](R,R)HAPT peaked within 5 min after the injection in all regions except the caudate and putamen, both of which showed peaks around 20 min postinjection. The regional distribution patterns of [(11)C](R,R)HAPT determined as total distribution volume (V(t)) were highest in the putamen, high in the caudate, intermediate in the amygdala, hippocampus, and thalamus, lower in the cingulate gyrus and frontal, temporal, and occipital cortices, and lowest in the cerebellum. In contrast, the distribution and TACs of [(11)C](S,S)HAPT were homogeneous in all regions. The uptake of [(11)C](R,R)HAPT was reduced by 1 mg/kg (-)-vesamicol, a specific VAChT antagonist, in all regions except the cerebellum, but not by 0.1 mg/kg SA4503, a specific sigma-1 receptor agonist. These results well reflect the in vitro affinity assessments using rat cerebral membranes. They also demonstrate that [(11)C](R,R)HAPT is a potential PET probe for noninvasive and quantitative imaging of VAChT in the living brain.

  6. Physics Proofs of Four Millennium-Problems(MP) via CATEGORY-SEMANTICS(C-S)/F=C Aristotle SQUARE-of-OPPOSITION(SoO) DEduction-LOGIC DichotomY

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    Clay, London; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig

    2011-03-01

    Siegel-Baez Cognitive-Category-Semantics"(C-C-S) tabular list-format matrix truth-table analytics SoO jargonial-obfuscation elimination query WHAT? yields four "pure"-maths MP "Feet of Clay!!!" proofs: (1) Siegel [AMS Natl.Mtg.(02)-Abs.973-03-126: (CCNY;64)(94;Wiles)] Fermat's: Last-Thm. = Least-Action Ppl.; (2) P=/=NP TRIVIAL simple Euclid geometry/dimensions: NO computer anything"Feet of Clay!!!"; (3) Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture; (4) Riemann-hypotheses via COMBO.: Siegel[AMS Natl.Mtg.(02)-Abs.973-60-124] digits log-law inversion to ONLY BEQS with ONLY zero-digit BEC, AND Rayleigh[1870;graph-thy."short-CUT method"[Doyle-Snell, Random-Walks & Electric-Nets,MAA(81)]-"Anderson"[(58)] critical-strip C-localization!!! SoO DichotomY ("V") IdentitY: #s:(Euler v Bernoulli) = (Sets v Multisets) = Quantum-Statistics(FD v BE) = Power-Spectra(1/f(0) v 1/f(1)) = Conic-Sections(Ellipse v Hyperbola) = Extent(Locality v Globality);Siegel[(89)] (so MIScalled) "complexity" as UTTER-SIMPLICITY(!!!) v COMPLICATEDNESS MEASURE(S) definition.

  7. Physics Proofs of Four Millennium-Problems(MP) via CATEGORY-SEMANTICS(C-S)/F=C Aristotle SQUARE-of-OPPOSITION(SoO) DEduction-LOGIC DichotomY

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    Clay, L.; Siegel, E.

    2010-03-01

    Siegel-Baez C-S/F=C tabular list-format matrix truth-table analytics SoO jargonial-obfuscation elimination query WHAT? yields four ``pure''-maths MP ``Feet of Clay!!!'' proofs:(1)Siegel [AMS Natl.Mtg.(2002)-Abs.#:973-03-126:(@CCNY;1964!!!)<<<(1994; Wiles)]Fermat's: Last-Theorem = Least-Action Principle; (2) P=/=NP TRIVIAL simple Euclid geometry/dimensions: NO computer anything;``Feet of Clay!!!''; (3)Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture; (4)Riemann-hypotheses via combination of: Siegel [AMS Natl.Mtg. (2002)-Abs.#:973-60-124 digits logarithmic-law simple algebraic- inversion to ONLY BEQS with ONLY zero-digit BEC, AND Rayleigh [(1870);graph-theory ``short-CUT method''[Doyle- Snell,Random- Walks & Electric-Networks,MAA(1981)]-``Anderson'' [PRL(1958)] critical-strip 1/2 complex-plane localization!!! SoO DichotomY (``v'') IdentitY: numbers(Euler v Bernoulli) = (Sets v Multisets) = Quantum-Statistics(F.-D. v B.-E.) = Power- Spectra(1/f^(0) v 1/f^(1.000...) = Conic-Sections(Ellipse v (Parabola) v Hyperbola) = Extent(Locality v Globality); Siegel [MRS Fractals Symp.(1989)](so MIScalled)``complexity'' as UTTER- SIMPLICITY (!!!) v COMPLICATEDNESS MEASURE(S) definition.

  8. Simultaneous Synchrotron WAXD and Fast Scanning (Chip) Calorimetry: On the (Isothermal) Crystallization of HDPE and PA11 at High Supercoolings and Cooling Rates up to 200 °C s(-1).

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    Baeten, Dorien; Mathot, Vincent B F; Pijpers, Thijs F J; Verkinderen, Olivier; Portale, Giuseppe; Van Puyvelde, Peter; Goderis, Bart

    2015-06-01

    An experimental setup, making use of a Flash DSC 1 prototype, is presented in which materials can be studied simultaneously by fast scanning calorimetry (FSC) and synchrotron wide angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD). Accumulation of multiple, identical measurements results in high quality, millisecond WAXD patterns. Patterns at every degree during the crystallization and melting of high density polyethylene at FSC typical scanning rates from 20 up to 200 °C s(-1) are discussed in terms of the temperature and scanning rate dependent material crystallinities and crystal densities. Interestingly, the combined approach reveals FSC thermal lag issues, for which can be corrected. For polyamide 11, isothermal solidification at high supercooling yields a mesomorphic phase in less than a second, whereas at very low supercooling crystals are obtained. At intermediate supercooling, mixtures of mesomorphic and crystalline material are generated at a ratio proportional to the supercooling. This ratio is constant over the isothermal solidification time. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. Reactivity of the zwitterionic ligand EtNHC(S)Ph2P[double bond, length as m-dash]NPPh2C(S)NEt towards [Ru3(CO)12]. Sulfur transfer and ligand fragmentation leading to the methideylamide [-N(Et)-CH(R)-] micro3-bridging moiety.

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    Delferro, Massimiliano; Pattacini, Roberto; Cauzzi, Daniele; Graiff, Claudia; Terenghi, Mattia; Predieri, Giovanni; Tiripicchio, Antonio

    2009-01-21

    The reaction of EtNHC(S)Ph2P[double bond, length as m-dash]NP+Ph2C(S)N(-)Et (HEtSNS) with [Ru3(CO)12] has been carried out under two different experimental conditions: in the first case [Ru3(CO)12], previously turned into the labile intermediate [Ru3(CO)10(CH3CN)2], afforded, at room temperature in dichloromethane, the trinuclear clusters [Ru3(CO)11(CNEt)] (1), [Ru3(CO)9(micro-H)[(micro-S:kappa-P)Ph2PN[double bond, length as m-dash]PPh2C(S)NEt

  10. X-ray crystallographic characterization of new soluble endohedral fullerenes utilizing the popular C82 bucky cage. Isolation and structural characterization of Sm@C3v(7)-C82, Sm@C(s)(6)-C82, and Sm@C2(5)-C82.

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    Yang, Hua; Jin, Hongxiao; Wang, Xinqing; Liu, Ziyang; Yu, Meilan; Zhao, Fukun; Mercado, Brandon Q; Olmstead, Marilyn M; Balch, Alan L

    2012-08-29

    Three isomers of Sm@C(82) that are soluble in organic solvents were obtained from the carbon soot produced by vaporization of hollow carbon rods doped with Sm(2)O(3)/graphite powder in an electric arc. These isomers were numbered as Sm@C(82)(I), Sm@C(82)(II), and Sm@C(82)(III) in order of their elution times from HPLC chromatography on a Buckyprep column with toluene as the eluent. The identities of isomers, Sm@C(82)(I) as Sm@C(s)(6)-C(82), Sm@C(82)(II) as Sm@C(3v)(7)-C(82), and Sm@C(82)(III) as Sm@C(2)(5)-C(82), were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction on cocrystals formed with Ni(octaethylporphyrin). For endohedral fullerenes like La@C(82), which have three electrons transferred to the cage to produce the M(3+)@(C(82))(3-) electronic distribution, generally only two soluble isomers (e.g., La@C(2v)(9)-C(82) (major) and La@C(s)(6)-C(82) (minor)) are observed. In contrast, with samarium, which generates the M(2+)@(C(82))(2-) electronic distribution, five soluble isomers of Sm@C(82) have been detected, three in this study, the other two in two related prior studies. The structures of the four Sm@C(82) isomers that are currently established are Sm@C(2)(5)-C(82), Sm@C(s)(6)-C(82), Sm@C(3v)(7)-C(82), and Sm@C(2v)(9)-C(82). All of these isomers obey the isolated pentagon rule (IPR) and are sequentially interconvertable through Stone-Wales transformations.

  11. A,B,C`s of nuclear science

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    Noto, V.A.; Norman, E.B.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Dairiki, J.; Matis, H.S.; McMahan, M.A.; Otto, R.

    1995-08-07

    This introductory level presentation contains information on nuclear structure, radioactivity, alpha decay, beta decay, gamma decay, half-life, nuclear reactions, fusion, fission, cosmic rays, and radiation protection. Nine experiments with procedures and test questions are included.

  12. El Midwest Canto Al Pueblo: "otra vez, c/s"

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    Guernica, Antonio Jose; Saavedra, Pilar

    1977-01-01

    El Midwest Canto Al Pueblo was a successful effort to bring artists, poets, musicians, and cultural workers together in a setting conducive to a free and easy interchange of ideas and directions in order to reaffirm, share, and celebrate the identity of La Raza with el pueblo. The activities during the 10-day festival included poetry readings,…

  13. Darwin's historical sketch - an American predecessor: C.S. Rafinesque.

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    Ambrose, C T

    2010-01-01

    When early reviewers of Darwin's "On the origin of species" chided him for neglecting to mention predecessors to his theory of evolution, he added an "historical sketch" in later editions. Among the predecessors he cited was a French émigré to American named Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, who in the mid-1830s had written about the emergence of new species at a time when most naturalists (including Darwin initially) accepted the biblical story of creation and assumed the immutability of species. Rafinesque discovered and named thousands of new plants and animals in his American travels and flooded the taxonomic literature with reports, which seemed incomplete, confusing, and excessive to other naturalists. He alienated many who later dismissed his findings and excluded them from the biological literature. Soon after Rafinesque's death in 1840, Asa Gray, the young American botanist, wrote a damning critique of his work and suggested it be ignored. How Darwin learned of Rafinesque and his views on species is the focus of this essay, which also mentions briefly the two other American naturalists cited by Darwin in his sketch. Gray seems the likely informant through his correspondence with Darwin or his close associates.

  14. Washington, D.C.'s vanishing springs and waterways

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    Williams, Garnett P.

    1977-01-01

    This paper traces the disappearance or reduction of the many prominent springs and waterways that existed in Washington, D.C. , 200 years ago. The best known springs were the Smith Springs (now under the McMillan Reservoir), the Franklin Park Springs (13th and I Streets, NW.), Gibson 's Spring (15th and E Streets, NE.), Caffrey 's Spring (Ninth and F Streets, NW.), and the City Spring (C Street between Four and One-Half and Sixth Streets, NW.). Tiber Creek, flowing south to the Capitol and thence westward along Consititution Avenue, joined the Potomac River at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue. In the 1800's, the Constitution Avenue reach was made into a canal which was used by scows and steamboats up to about 1850. The canal was changed into a covered sewer in the 1870's, and the only remaining visible surface remnant is the lock-keeper 's little stone house at 17th and Constitution Avenue, NW. Because of sedimentation problems and reclamation projects, Rock Creek, the Potomac River , and the Anacostia River are considerably narrower and shallower today than they were in colonial times. For example, the mouth of Rock Creek at one time was a wide, busy ship harbor , which Georgetown used for an extensive foreign trade, and the Potomac River shore originally extended to 17th and Constitution Avenue, NW. (Woodard-USGS)

  15. Total Synthesis of [Ψ[C(=S)NH]Tpg4]Vancomycin Aglycon, [Ψ[C(=NH)NH]Tpg4]Vancomycin Aglycon, and Related Key Compounds: Reengineering Vancomycin for Dual d-Ala-d-Ala and d-Ala-d-Lac Binding

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    Xie, Jian; Okano, Akinori; Pierce, Joshua G.; James, Robert C.; Stamm, Simon; Crane, Christine M.; Boger, Dale L.

    2011-01-01

    The total synthesis of [Ψ[C(=S)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin aglycon (8) and its unique AgOAc-promoted single-step conversion to [Ψ[C(=NH)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin aglycon (7), conducted on a fully deprotected substrate, are disclosed. The synthetic approach not only permits access to 7, but it also allows late stage access to related residue 4 derivatives, alternative access to [Ψ[CH2NH]Tpg4]vancomycin aglycon (6) from a common late stage intermediate, and provides authentic residue 4 thioamide and amidine derivatives of the vancomycin aglycon that will facilitate ongoing efforts on their semisynthetic preparation. In addition to early stage residue 4 thioamide introduction, allowing differentiation of one of seven amide bonds central to the vancomycin core structure, the approach relied on two aromatic nucleophilic substitution reactions for formation of the 16-membered diaryl ethers in the CD/DE ring systems, an effective macrolactamization for closure of the 12-membered biaryl AB ring system, and the defined order of CD, AB, and DE ring closures. This order of ring closures follows their increasing ease of thermal atropisomer equilibration, permitting the recycling of any newly generated unnatural atropisomer under progressively milder thermal conditions where the atropoisomer stereochemistry already set is not impacted. Full details of the evaluation of 7 and 8 along with several related key synthetic compounds containing the core residue 4 amidine and thioamide modifications are reported. The binding affinity of compounds containing the residue 4 amidine with the model d-Ala-d-Ala ligand 2 was found to be only 2–3 times less than the vancomycin aglycon (5) and this binding affinity is maintained with the model d-Ala-d-Lac ligand 4, representing a nearly 600-fold increase in affinity relative to the vancomycin aglycon. Importantly, the amidines display effective dual, balanced binding affinity for both ligands (Ka 2/4 = 0.9–1.05) and they exhibit potent antimicrobial

  16. JPRS Report, Science & Technology, USSR: Science & Technology Policy

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    1988-04-29

    rekomendatsii po razrabotke i vne- dreniyu kompleksnykh sistem upravleniya kachestva produktsii svyazi na predpriyatiyakh otrasli ’Svyaz’" [Procedural...our case, for example, technicians work at those work stations where a great volume of knowledge is required. They service robotic complexes...2. "Metodicheskiye ukazaniya po razrabotke sistem obshchetekhnicheskikh i organizatsionno-metodiches- kikh standartov. RD 50-369—82" [Procedural

  17. Unexpected reactions of 2,5-dimethylthiopene (2,5-Me{sub 2}t) in Cp{sup *}Ir({eta}{sup 5}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T){sup 2+}, Cp{sup *}Ir({eta}{sup 4}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T), and Cp{sup *}Ir(C,S-2,5-Me{sub 2}T) with cobaltocene

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    Chen, J.; Daniels, L.M.; Angelica, R.J. |

    1996-02-20

    The reaction of Cp{sup *}Ir({eta}{sup 5}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T){sup 2+} (1) (Cp{sup *} = {eta}{sup 5}-C{sub 5}Me{sub 5}) with the reducing agent Cp{sub 2}Co yields Cp{sup *}Ir({eta}{sup 4}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T) (2) and Cp{sup *}Ir(C,S-2,5-Me{sub 2}T) (3), as well as the unexpected Cp{sup *}Ir({eta}{sup 4}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T{center_dot}C{sub 5}H{sub 4}) (4), which can also be prepared by reacting 1 with Cp{sup -}. An X-ray diffraction study of 4 shows the {eta}{sup 4}-2,5-Me{sub 2}T{center_dot}C{sub 5}H{sub 5} ligand to be a ring-opened 2,5-Me{sub 2}T allyl thiolate conjugated to a cyclopentadienylidene unit. The reduced products 2 and 3 react with Cp{sub 2}Co to give a ferrole-type product Cp{sup *}[IrC(Me)=CHCH=C(Me)]CoCp in which the planar iridacyclopentadiene ring is {pi}-bonded to the cobalt, as established by a structural investigation. The Cp{sup *}Co analog of 5 is prepared by the reaction of 2 or 3 with Cp{sup *}Co(CH{sub 2}=CH{sub 2}){sub 2}. These studies demonstrate that cobaltocene and Cp{sup *}Co(CH{sub 2}=CH{sub 2}){sub 2} readily desulfurize the 2,5-dimethylthiophene ligand in 2 and 3, which supports a previously proposed mechanism for the thiophene hydrodesulfurization. 37 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  18. Inside IMPACT: D.C.'s Model Teacher Evaluation System. Education Sector Reports

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    Headden, Susan

    2011-01-01

    School districts across the country are struggling with whether--and how--to incorporate multiple measures into teacher evaluation systems. In the District of Columbia, however, the decision has already been made. The D.C. IMPACT system, originally developed under former Chancellor Michelle Rhee, is a rigid, numerically based teacher evaluation…

  19. D.C.'s Achievement Gap: Why Place Matters. Data Snapshot

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    DC Action for Children, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Every child deserves educational opportunity and the chance to achieve, no matter his or her school, neighborhood or background. Unfortunately, large and persistent disparities in achievement among public school students in the District of Columbia indicate that all children here may not have the same opportunities. This Data Snapshot examines…

  20. Research of Efficient C/S Model Based File Transfer Method

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    Li, Xubin; Zou, Quan; Jiang, Yi

    The one-to-multiple file transfer problem has not been solved under the Linux system. In this paper, we take socket programming to accomplish Client/Server model based file transfer system and develop efficient software which not only support multiple clients and files transferring simultaneously, but also support transmission resuming from breakpoint. Our research focuses on solving the multi-thread concurrency, transmission resuming from breakpoint, thread pool, buffer queue and other aspects of problem. Our work is the basic foundation of FTP servers, file transfer software in local area network and large-scale examination system, etc.

  1. A Multicultural Social Studies Series for C.S.L. Students, Book 2.

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    Moy, Mary C.; And Others

    A multicultural social studies text for junior high school students of Chinese as a second language is presented. This level two text is designed for the Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program sponsored through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title VII. The book consists of 25 lessons with no more than 50 characters each. Each lesson has a…

  2. C S2 decay dynamics investigated by two-color femtosecond laser pulses

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    Liu, Hongping; Zhang, Jianyang; Yin, Shuhui; Wang, Li; Lou, Nanquan

    2004-10-01

    The Rydberg-state decay dynamics of carbon disulfide (CS2) has been investigated by (2+1') resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization with the pump-probe technique (pump wavelength 266nm and probe wavelength 400nm ) on our homebuilt femtosecond laser system. The CS2 is pumped into Rydberg state 6sσg by two 266-nm photons, corresponding to the excitation energy 9.4eV , and then ionized by temporally delayed 400-nm pulse. The CS2 ion yield dependence on the time delay determines the excited-state lifetime to be 409±6fs for C32S32S and 441±7fs for C32S34S , respectively, at 265nm pump and the isotopically averaged lifetime 1034±31fs at 267.5nm pump. The wavelength dependence of the lifetime may be due to the effect of electron spin on the potential energy surface—namely, separately subjected to two different mechanisms: internal conversion and intersystem crossing interaction.

  3. Introduction: Listening to the Voice of the C/S/X: Consumer/Survivor/Expatient.

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    Stricker, G

    2000-11-01

    People who are receiving services for professionally diagnosed psychological disabilities often are not consulted about the nature of those services, or their willingness to participate in them. This issue of the journal presents the autobiographical accounts of four such people, followed by commentaries about those accounts by three professional service-givers. This collection emphasizes the need to obtain informed consent for any psychological services that are offered, for ethical, humane, and professional reasons.

  4. New Leaders for Troubled Schools: Jacquelyn Davis Works with D.C.'s Education Bureaucracy

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    Currie, Tyler

    2007-01-01

    In this article the author presents Jacquelyn Davis, the executive director of the Washington office of New Leaders for New Schools (NLNS), a nonprofit dedicated to training recruits drawn from a range of sectors for leadership in failing school systems. Davis is overseeing a rapidly expanding crop of new principals who are promising to revitalize…

  5. Role of TBATB in nano indium oxide catalyzed C-S bond formation.

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    Gogoi, Prasanta; Hazarika, Sukanya; Barman, Pranjit

    2015-09-29

    Nano sized indium oxide is found to be an efficient catalyst for the conversion of thiols to sulfides using Na2CO3 as base and TBATB as reagent in DMSO at 110 °C. Here in situ generation of bromo intermediate by TBATB takes place through indium surface. A variety of aryl sulfides can be synthesized in excellent yields from less reactive chlorides, boronic acids and thiols.

  6. Role of TBATB in nano indium oxide catalyzed C-S bond formation

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    Gogoi, Prasanta; Hazarika, Sukanya; Barman, Pranjit

    2015-01-01

    Nano sized indium oxide is found to be an efficient catalyst for the conversion of thiols to sulfides using Na2CO3 as base and TBATB as reagent in DMSO at 110 °C. Here in situ generation of bromo intermediate by TBATB takes place through indium surface. A variety of aryl sulfides can be synthesized in excellent yields from less reactive chlorides, boronic acids and thiols. PMID:26415729

  7. Role of TBATB in nano indium oxide catalyzed C-S bond formation

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    Gogoi, Prasanta; Hazarika, Sukanya; Barman, Pranjit

    2015-09-01

    Nano sized indium oxide is found to be an efficient catalyst for the conversion of thiols to sulfides using Na2CO3 as base and TBATB as reagent in DMSO at 110 °C. Here in situ generation of bromo intermediate by TBATB takes place through indium surface. A variety of aryl sulfides can be synthesized in excellent yields from less reactive chlorides, boronic acids and thiols.

  8. A.C.S. van Heel: teacher and inspirator of technical optics

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    Simons, C. A. J.

    1997-12-01

    Professor Bram van Heel (1899-1966) initiated applicable optical techniques in the Netherlands. His optical aligning methods helped to accelerate the rebuilding of his country after the second world war. He lowered the threshold to successful optical design by creating, together with his pupils, practical formulae and algorithms, which were dug out of the existing, but rather forbidding, theory of geometrical optics. The resulting optical calculation schemes enabled designers, equipped with electromechanical and/or the first small 'modern' computers to create optical systems that were used worldwide. He also helped to establish state of the art optical industry in the Netherlands. Many of his pupils were and are working in optics, mainly in the Netherlands and the U.S.A., but also in the Middle East and South East Asia. As a talented teacher he popularized optics in the technical world. Even students not majoring in physics attended his attractive lectures, spiced with experiments and witticisms. The prominent opticists of his time were his friends. Therefore it is not surprising that van Heel was among the founding fathers of the ICO, which was established during an optical conference in 1948 in Delft, and of the thentime European journal Optica Acta, which came into existence in 1954. In the following paragraphs we briefly give some details in van Heel's optical career, his research, its spin-off, and the impact of his teaching.

  9. Brigadier General Henry A. Wise, C.S.A. and the Western Virginia Campaign of 1861

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-06-06

    Caskie , reached Glenville and was confronted by a battalion of the 17th Ohio Infantry. 3 3 After some skirmishing and a lot of shooting on the...outskirts of town, the Union force drew into a line of battle at the courthouse. Caskie chose not to assault. Both sides ex- changed fire all night without a

  10. Inside IMPACT: D.C.'s Model Teacher Evaluation System. Education Sector Reports

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    Headden, Susan

    2011-01-01

    School districts across the country are struggling with whether--and how--to incorporate multiple measures into teacher evaluation systems. In the District of Columbia, however, the decision has already been made. The D.C. IMPACT system, originally developed under former Chancellor Michelle Rhee, is a rigid, numerically based teacher evaluation…

  11. Biostimulation induces syntrophic interactions that impact C, S and N cycling in a sediment microbial community

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    Handley, KM; Verberkmoes, Nathan C; Steefel, Carl I; Sharon, I; Williams, Ken; Miller, CS; Frischkorn, Kyle C; Chourey, Karuna; Thomas, Brian; Shah, Manesh B; Long, Phil; Hettich, Robert {Bob} L; Banfield, Jillian F.

    2013-01-01

    Stimulation of subsurface microorganisms to induce reductive immobilization of metals is a promising approach for bioremediation, yet the overall microbial community response is typically poorly understood. Here we used community proteogenomics to test the hypothesis that excess input of acetate activates syntrophic interactions among autotrophs and heterotrophs. A flow-through sediment column was incubated in a groundwater well of an acetate-amended aquifer. Genomic sequences from the community recovered during microbial sulfate reduction were used to econstruct, de novo, near-complete genomes for Desulfobacter (Deltaproteobacteria) and relatives of Sulfurovum and Sulfurimonas (Epsilonproteobacteria), and Bacteroidetes. Partial genomes were obtained for Clostridiales (Firmicutes) and Desulfuromonadales-like Deltaproteobacteria. The majority of proteins identified by mass spectrometry corresponded to Desulfobacter-like species, and demonstrate the role of this organism in sulfate reduction (Dsr and APS), nitrogen-fixation (Nif) and acetate oxidation to CO2 during amendment. Results suggest less abundant Desulfuromonadales and Bacteroidetes also actively contributed to CO2 production via the TCA cycle. Proteomic data indicate that sulfide was partially re-oxidized by Epsilonproteobacteria through nitrate-dependent sulfide oxidation (using Nap, Nir, Nos, SQR and Sox), with CO2 fixed using the reverse TCA cycle. Modeling shows that this reaction was thermodynamically possible, and kinetically favorable relative to acetate-dependent denitrification. We conclude that high-levels of carbon amendment aimed to stimulate anaerobic heterotrophy led to carbon fixation in co-dependent chemoautotrophs. These results have implications for understanding complex ecosystem behavior, and show that high levels of organic carbon supplementation can expand the range of microbial functionalities accessible for ecosystem manipulation.

  12. A Multicultural Social Studies Series for C.S.L. Students. Book 1. Europe.

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    Chan, Yiu Man

    This text is written primarily for students of Chinese as a second language who are continuing in the ESEA Title VII Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program at the secondary level, and introduces different aspects and general knowledge of Europe. The text is divided into twenty-five lessons, having the following headings: European Countries, Class, On the…

  13. Social Studies in the Nineties: An N.H.C.S.S. Statement.

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    Adams, Ron; And Others

    The goal of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies is to actively work to improve social studies instruction in New Hampshire in the 1990s. This guide outlines the basic goals, structure, and methods of the social studies curriculum, K-12, for New Hampshire. The guide provides a definition along with a rationale for social studies…

  14. Qualitative Maintenance Experience Handbook. P-3C/S-3A Supplement.

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    1977-06-15

    top of rocket. 6. Remove seat. 6. INSTALLATION: X Reverse Of Removal Reset yaw vane after seat is installed. After Installation Actions: _ Bleed - Rig...servicing center access (one handle). (Panel slides out of way on rails.) 5. REMOVAL: 1. Deflate shock strut. 2. Place manual shutoff valve in closed...Main Gear Jack, Spring Tool 4. ACCESS/CLOSE UP: Open access door to hydraulics compartment (one handle). (Panel slides out of way on rails.) 5. REMOVAL

  15. The China Studies Programs of U.B.C.'s Center for Continuing Education

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    Woodsworth, K. C.

    1970-01-01

    Program will cover Contemporary Chinese History, Society, and Politics; Chinese Language; Doing Business with China; A China Educational Travel Program. The program combines professional and general public areas. (NL)

  16. A Multicultural Social Studies Series for C.S.L. Students, Book 2.

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    Moy, Mary C.; And Others

    A multicultural social studies text for junior high school students of Chinese as a second language is presented. This level two text is designed for the Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program sponsored through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title VII. The book consists of 25 lessons with no more than 50 characters each. Each lesson has a…

  17. Assessing urban forest effects and values, Washington, D.C.'s urban forest

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    David J. Nowak; Robert E. III Hoehn; Daniel E. Crane; Jack C. Stevens; Jeffrey T. Walton

    2006-01-01

    An analysis of trees in Washington, D.C. reveals that this city has about 1,928,000 trees with canopies that cover 28.6 percent of the area. The most common tree species are American beech, red maple, and boxelder. The urban forest currently store about 526,000 tons of carbon valued at $9.7 million. In addition, these trees remove about 16,200 tons of carbon per year...

  18. Portal vein thrombosis with protein C-S deficiency in a non-cirrhotic patient

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    Rodríguez-Leal, Gustavo A; Morán, Segundo; Corona-Cedillo, Roberto; Brom-Valladares, Rocío

    2014-01-01

    There are several conditions that can lead to portal vein thrombosis (PVT), including including infection, malignancies, and coagulation disorders. Anew condition of interest is protein C and S deficiencies, associated with hypercoagulation and recurrent venous thromboembolism. We report the case of a non-cirrhotic 63-year-old male diagnosed with acute superior mesenteric vein thrombosis and PVT and combined deficiencies in proteins C and S, recanalized by short-term low molecular heparin plus oral warfarin therapy. PMID:25068006

  19. Synthesis of vinyl sulfides by copper-catalyzed decarboxylative C-S cross-coupling.

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    Ranjit, Sadananda; Duan, Zhongyu; Zhang, Pengfei; Liu, Xiaogang

    2010-09-17

    A novel method for the synthesis of vinyl sulfides by the decarboxylative cross-coupling of arylpropiolic acids with thiols using copper(I) salts as catalysts has been developed. In the presence of CuI and Cs(2)CO(3), a variety of thiols reacted with arylpropiolic acids to afford the corresponding vinyl sulfides in good to excellent yields with high stereoselectivity for Z-isomers.

  20. The role of Chief Nursing Officers in B.C.'s Regional Health Authorities.

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    Cooke, Anne

    2004-06-01

    This is the first in a series of articles written by the Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) of British Columbia. We appreciate the support of Anne Sutherland Boal, Chief Nurse Executive and Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Health Services, for facilitating the publication of this series. This first article will outline the origin of these roles, the strategic areas of interest for the CNOs in the province and a brief overview of how we are working together and with others to fulfill our mandate. Although several of the CNOs also have responsibility for the allied health professionals, the focus of these articles will be nursing.

  1. Social Studies in the Nineties: An N.H.C.S.S. Statement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Adams, Ron; And Others

    The goal of the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies is to actively work to improve social studies instruction in New Hampshire in the 1990s. This guide outlines the basic goals, structure, and methods of the social studies curriculum, K-12, for New Hampshire. The guide provides a definition along with a rationale for social studies…

  2. A Multicultural Social Studies Series for C.S.L. Students. Book 1. Europe.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chan, Yiu Man

    This text is written primarily for students of Chinese as a second language who are continuing in the ESEA Title VII Chinese Bilingual Pilot Program at the secondary level, and introduces different aspects and general knowledge of Europe. The text is divided into twenty-five lessons, having the following headings: European Countries, Class, On the…

  3. The final F.F.A.R.A.C.S. examination.

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    Fisk, G C; Dunstan, M R; Currie, T T; Dwyer, B E; Newman, H C

    1975-08-01

    The development of the Final Examination of Fellowship of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons is described from its inception in 1956 to the present. A statistical analysis was made of the examinations in 1969 and 1970. The correlations between marks for essay questions, within the multiple choice examination and between clinical examinations were low, suggesting that the reliability of these tests was unsatisfactory. At this same time, applied anatomy was added to the subjects in this examination. The examination was restructured with more emphasis on the oral and multiple choice examination and the marking system was revised. Continuing analysis has shown higher correlations between and within most parts of the examination. The correlations for the essay marks have remained lower, but essays have been retained in an attempt to assess and encourage the skills involved. Feedback of teaching and learning information obtained from analysis of the examination is provided to Regional Education Officers and Supervisors of Training.

  4. Success in College: From "C"s in High School to "A"s in College

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    Burns, Peter F.

    2006-01-01

    This book provides important information and advice that students need in order to learn more and receive higher grades offers strategies for test and note taking, studying, writing papers, and making class schedules. This book also gives an insider's guide to the academic semester, in-class behavior, and how and when to approach professors.…

  5. {sup 15}N(p,{alpha}{sub 0}){sup 12}C S factor

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    Barker, F. C.

    2008-10-15

    Experimental values of the astrophysical S factor for the {sup 15}N(p,{alpha}{sub 0}){sup 12}C reaction are available both from direct measurements and from the Trojan horse method. We here use R-matrix formulas to fit these values and to extrapolate to zero energy to obtain values of S(0)

  6. C.S. 211 Bilingual Gifted and Talented Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-80.

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    Brumberg, Stephan F.; Toledo, Victor

    This Title VII Bilingual Gifted and Talented Program was conducted in a community school district in New York City in 1979-80. The program served Hispanic students in grades K-6. A description of the school and the rationale for the program are presented, and program objectives are discussed. These are grouped in three major areas: (1) the…

  7. Global nuclear material monitoring with NDA and C/S data through integrated facility monitoring

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    Howell, J.A.; Menlove, H.O.; Argo, P.; Goulding, C.; Klosterbuer, S.; Halbig, J.

    1996-09-01

    This paper focuses on a flexible, integrated demonstration of a monitoring approach for nuclear material monitoring. This includes aspects of item signature identification, perimeter portal monitoring, advanced data analysis, and communication as a part of an unattended continuous monitoring system in an operating nuclear facility. Advanced analysis is applied to the integrated nondestructive assay and containment and surveillance data that are synchronized in time. End result will be the foundation for a cost-effective monitoring system that could provide the necessary transparency even in areas that are denied to foreign nationals of both US and Russia should these processes and materials come under full-scope safeguards or bilateral agreements. Monitoring systems of this kind have the potential to provide additional benefits including improved nuclear facility security and safeguards and lower personnel radiation exposures. Demonstration facilities in this paper include VTRAP-prototype, Los Alamos Critical Assemblies Facility, Kazakhstan BM-350 Reactor monitor, DUPIC radiation monitoring, and JOYO and MONJU radiation monitoring.

  8. Success in College: From "C"s in High School to "A"s in College

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    Burns, Peter F.

    2006-01-01

    This book provides important information and advice that students need in order to learn more and receive higher grades offers strategies for test and note taking, studying, writing papers, and making class schedules. This book also gives an insider's guide to the academic semester, in-class behavior, and how and when to approach professors.…

  9. Homolytic S-S bond dissociation of 11 bis(thiocarbonyl)disulfides R-C(=S)-S-S-C(=S)R and prediction of a novel rubber vulcanization accelerator.

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    Mak, Adrian Matthew; Steudel, Ralf; Wong, Ming Wah

    2008-06-02

    The structures and energetics of eight substituted bis(thiocarbonyl)disulfides (RCS(2))(2), their associated radicals RCS(2)(*), and their coordination compounds with a lithium cation have been studied at the G3X(MP2) level of theory for R = H, Me, F, Cl, OMe, SMe, NMe(2), and PMe(2). The effects of substituents on the dissociation of (RCS(2))(2) to RCS(2)(*) were analyzed using isodesmic stabilization reactions. Electron-donating groups with an unshared pair of electrons have a pronounced stabilization effect on both (RCS(2))(2) and RCS(2)(*). The S-S bond dissociation enthalpy of tetramethylthiuram disulfide (TMTD, R = NMe(2)) is the lowest in the above series (155 kJ mol(-1)), attributed to the particular stability of the formed Me(2)NCS(2)(*) radical. Both (RCS(2))(2) and the fragmented radicals RCS(2)(*) form stable chelate complexes with a Li(+) cation. The S-S homolytic bond cleavage in (RCS(2))(2) is facilitated by the reaction [Li(RCS(2))(2)](+)+Li(+)-->2 [Li(RCS(2))](*+). Three other substituted bis(thiocarbonyl) disulfides with the unconventional substituents R = OSF(5), Gu(1), and Gu(2) have been explored to find suitable alternative rubber vulcanization accelerators. Bis(thiocarbonyl)disulfide with a guanidine-type substituent, (Gu(1)CS(2))(2), is predicted to be an effective accelerator in sulfur vulcanization of rubber. Compared to TMTD, (Gu(1)CS(2))(2) is calculated to have a lower bond dissociation enthalpy and smaller associated barrier for the S-S homolysis.

  10. Challenging the Objectivist Paradigm: Teaching Biblical Theology with J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Guillermo del Toro

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    Lief, Jason

    2009-01-01

    The dissimilarity that exists between the historical and cultural situation of North American college students and the world described by the biblical authors poses a problem for theological and religious education. While the biblical authors tell fantastic stories of miracle and magic, the scientific and technological paradigm prevalent in…

  11. Chemical model for cement-based materials: Thermodynamic data assessment for phases other than C-S-H

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    Blanc, Ph.; Bourbon, X.; Lassin, A.; Gaucher, E.C.

    2010-09-15

    In the context of waste confinement, concrete may be used both as a confinement and as a building material. Concerning radwaste, the heat released during radioactive decay will modify the equilibrium constants of the minerals forming the concrete. The present work aims to elucidate the temperature dependency of the thermodynamic functions related to minerals from the concrete or associated with some of its degradation products. A large set of experimental data has been collected, for the chemical systems SO{sub 3}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaO-CO{sub 2}-Cl-H{sub 2}O and SiO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-CaO-H{sub 2}O, including iron and magnesium bearing phases. Most of the data collected concern experiments in aqueous media but results from calorimetric studies were also included, when available. Based on selected thermodynamic properties for each phase, predominance diagrams were drawn for the chemical elements listed above. Phase relations reported into predominance diagram appear rather consistent with most of the literature results. The case of katoite has been especially discussed, because it shows inconsistencies with respect to a hydrogarnet-grossular solid solution and with respect to phase relations reported into already published works. Finally, we underline the chemical compatibility of Portland cement pastes with carbonate aggregates, compared to silicates, for long-term storage applications.

  12. Determination of the bond dissociation energies of FeX and NiX (X = C, S, Se)

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    Matthew, Daniel J.; Tieu, Erick; Morse, Michael D.

    2017-04-01

    The bond dissociation energies of FeC, NiC, FeS, NiS, FeSe, and NiSe have been measured by the observation of a predissociation threshold in their resonant two-photon ionization spectra. Because the lowest separated atom limits generate a vast number of potential energy curves, it is thought that the molecules dissociate as soon as the ground separated atom limit is exceeded in energy. From the observed thresholds, dissociation energies have been measured as D0(FeC) = 3.961(19), D0(NiC) = 4.167(3), D0(FeS) = 3.240(3), D0(NiS) = 3.651(3), D0(FeSe) = 2.739(6), and D0(NiSe) = 3.218(3) eV. Through the use of thermochemical cycles, these values have been combined with other precisely known values to improve the accuracy of other quantities, providing: D0(Fe+-C) = 4.270(19) eV, D0(Ni+-C) = 3.435(3) eV, IE(FeS) = 8.06(4) eV, IE(NiS) = 8.82(4) eV, and D0 (Fe-S-) = 2.92(10) or 2.89(10) eV, depending on the reference employed for EA(FeS-). Comparisons to previous values are noted, when available. The periodic trends observed are discussed in terms of a molecular orbital diagram for these species. Finally, these results have also been used to calculate 0 K enthalpies of formation of the gaseous MX molecules.

  13. Hydrogen Induced C-C, C-N, & C-S Bond Activation on Pt & Ni Surfaces

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    Gland, J. L.

    2004-07-29

    The primary reactions investigated were chosen based on their importance in fuel and chemical production as well as in environmental remediation, and include reactions for hydrodesulfurization (HDS), hydrodenitrogenation (HDN), carbon-carbon hydrogenolysis, and hydrocarbon oxidation.

  14. Challenging the Objectivist Paradigm: Teaching Biblical Theology with J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Guillermo del Toro

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    Lief, Jason

    2009-01-01

    The dissimilarity that exists between the historical and cultural situation of North American college students and the world described by the biblical authors poses a problem for theological and religious education. While the biblical authors tell fantastic stories of miracle and magic, the scientific and technological paradigm prevalent in…

  15. Reid's Read-Alouds 2: Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket

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    Reid, Rob

    2011-01-01

    Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book "Reid's Read-Alouds", children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids and teens today.…

  16. A compact and low cost TT&C S-Band Ground Station for low orbit satellites

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    Pacola, Luiz C.; Ferrari, Carlos A.

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE's) S-Band Ground Station for satellite control and monitoring is revised consdiering the current software and hardware technology. A Ground Station concept for low orbit satellites is presented. The front-end uses a small antenna and low cost associated equipment without loss of performance. The baseband equipment is highly standardized and developed on a personal computer IBM compatible using extensively Digital Signal Processing (DSP). A link budget for ranging, telecommand and telemetry is also presented.

  17. Standards in C.S.E. and G.C.E.: English and Mathematics. Working Paper No. 9.

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    Schools Council, London (England).

    Attainment tests in English and mathematics were administered to a total sample of 2,011/15-year old students. The English test consisted of a composition and a test battery of objective items. Marking of the composition was made by the test designer on a rapid first-impression reading. The objective test battery consisted of a comprehension test,…

  18. Reid's Read-Alouds 2: Modern-Day Classics from C.S. Lewis to Lemony Snicket

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    Reid, Rob

    2011-01-01

    Need a one-stop resource for jumpstarting sleepy library visitors? Ready to add punch to classroom discussions? In this companion to his best-selling book "Reid's Read-Alouds", children's lit guru Reid dips back into the classics to highlight outstanding titles published between 1950 and 1999 that continue to connect with kids and teens today.…

  19. Insight into elastic behavior of calcium silicate hydrated oxide (C-S-H) under pressure and composition effect

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    Zaoui, Ali

    2012-02-15

    The present work relates to the study of structural and elastic properties of Tobermorite 11 A as a function of external pressure and composition in terms of calcium to silicon ratio. Basing on the lattice dynamics method, the main aim of this work is precisely to shed light, for the first time, on the high pressure structural phase transition in Tobermorite 11 A and the possible correlation with some elastic quantities. In order to check the transferability of the potentials used we have, additionally, performed a single calculation based on the density functional theory (DFT) for a pressure of 15 GPa in the case of Ca/Si = 1. The variation of the unit cell parameters with pressure indicates that Tobermorite 11 A undergoes a structural instability around 15 GPa along b-axis and around 20 GPa along a-axis which is confirmed from our calculations of X-Rays diffraction patterns at various pressure values. We have also observed the anisotropic character of the Tobermorite structure for both cases (Ca/Si = 1 and Ca/Si = 0.83). Our results show that around 20 GPa an important change appears in the elastic behaviour of Tobermorite. As pressure increases the calculated elastic quantities for Ca/Si = 1 became closer to those evaluated for Ca/Si = 0.83, which may stimulate further experimental and theoretical research on the matter.

  20. Oxidative Activation of C-S Bonds with an Electropositive Nitrogen Promoter Enables Orthogonal Glycosylation of Alkyl over Phenyl Thioglycosides.

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    Kitowski, Annabel; Jiménez-Moreno, Ester; Salvadó, Míriam; Mestre, Jordi; Castillón, Sergio; Jiménez-Osés, Gonzalo; Boutureira, Omar; Bernardes, Gonçalo J L

    2017-10-06

    A method for the selective activation of thioglycosides that uses the N(+)-thiophilic reagent O-mesitylenesulfonylhydroxylamine (MSH) as a promoter is presented. The reaction proceeds via anomeric mesitylensulfonate intermediates, which could be isolated and fully characterized by placing a fluorine atom at the C2 position. In the presence of a soft Lewis acid, glycosylation reaction proceeds at ambient temperature with good yields. It is further demonstrated that it is possible to orthogonally activate S-ethyl in the presence of S-phenyl donors, enabling the design of sequential glycosylation strategies.

  1. Integrative molecular and microanalytical studies of syntrophic partnerships linking C, S, and N cycles in anoxic environments

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    Orphan, Victoria

    2016-07-15

    Syntrophy and other forms of symbiotic associations between microorganisms are central to carbon and nutrient cycling in the environment. However, the inherent interdependence of these interactions, dynamic behavior, and frequent existence at thermodynamic limits has hindered our ability to both recognize syntrophic partnerships in nature and effectively study their behavior in the laboratory. To characterize and understand the underlying factors influencing syntrophic associations within complex communities requires a suite of tools that extend beyond basic molecular identification and cultivation. This specifically includes methods that preserve the natural spatial relationships between metabolically interdependent microorganisms while allowing downstream geochemical and/or molecular analysis. With support from this award, we have developed and applied new combinations of molecular, microscopy, and stable isotope-based methodologies that enable the characterization of fundamental links between phylogenetically-identified microorganisms and their specific metabolic activities and interactions in the environment. Through the coupling of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with cell capture and targeted metagenomics (Magneto-FISH), and FISH + secondary ion mass spectrometry (i.e. FISH-SIMS or FISH-nanoSIMS), we have defined new microbial interactions and the ecophysiology of anaerobic microorganisms involved in environmental methane cycling.

  2. [Hydrogen induced C-C, C-N, and C-S bond activities on Pi and Ni surfaces]: Summary

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    Gland, J.L.

    1994-12-31

    This document summarizes research applied to chemical bond activation studies. Topics summarized include: Carbon nitrogen bonds experimentation with aniline on Ni(111), Mi(100), and Pt(111) surfaces; carbon sulfur bonds experimentation with methanethiol, phenylthiol, and dimethyl disulfide on Pt(111) and Ni(111) surfaces; carbon-carbon bonds experimentation on Ni(100), Ni(111) and Pt(111) surfaces; and in-situ fluorescence yield near edge spectroscopy.

  3. Charlotte, N.C.'s Project L.I.F.T.: Ranson IB Middle School Launches an Opportunty Culture. An Opportunity Culture Case Study

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    Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace

    2015-01-01

    Principal Alison Harris is blunt in describing what she confronted on her arrival to Ranson IB Middle School in 2011. "I was placed in what many people would call an impossible situation," she says. During her initial visit to the school in 2009-10, she watched as students changed classes--while teachers pressed against the lockers to…

  4. Determination of acidic sulfate aerosols in urban atmospheres in Erfurt (F.R.G.) and Sokolov (Former C.S.S.R.)

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    Cyrys, J.; Gutschmidt, K.; Brauer, M.; Dumyahn, T.; Heinrich, J.; Spengler, J. D.; Wichmann, H. E.

    Acidic sulfate aerosols were sampled from the atmosphere with the Harvard Impactor-Honeycomb Denuder System. This sampler incorporates a citric-acid-coated denuder to remove NH 3 and an impactor with a 50% size cutoff of 2.5 μm ( da). Fine particles were collected on a Teflon filter. The sampling (24 h) lasted from December 1990 until June 1992. The sampling sites were in Erfurt and Sokolov, two eastern European cities with high SO 2 concentrations. At the same time approximately 230 asthmatic children and adults were followed by daily peak flow measurements and symptom diaries. Despite the high SO 2 pollution with daily averages of 62 μg m -3 and peaks of nearly 500 jug m -3, the mean SO 4-2 concentration for Erfurt, 9.8 μg m -3, and that for Sokolov, 8.9 μg m -3, were moderate. In addition, the average H + concentration over the entire period was low in Erfurt (0.3 μg m -3, H + as H 2SO 4) as well as in Sokolov (0.4 μg m -3). H + concentrations tended, however, to be higher during the cold winter months and the hot summer months. In Sokolov, there were three episodes in the winter when measurements exceeded 3.5 μg m -3. The measurements suggest that the environmental conditions in Erfurt and Sokolov produce a low SO 2 oxidation rate and have a high H 2SO 4 neutralization potential. Daily PM 10 concentrations (59.90 μg m -3 in Erfurt and 53.8 μg m -3 in Sokolov) were in the same range for both cities with higher values in winter. Of note was the decrease of all pollutants during the period of observation.

  5. A new approach for determining the volume of cerebral extracellular fluid and demonstration of its communication with c.s.f

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    Friede, Reinhard L.; Hu, Kuo Hao

    1971-01-01

    1. A new technique is presented for determining the volume of extracellular space in bowfin (Amia calva) brain during in vitro incubation. It consists of solving simultaneous equations which are applied to determine the volume of extracellular space as well as intracellular marker concentration. This technique allows for a better insight into the redistribution of marker between incubation medium and extracellular space as well as between extracellular and intracellular space. 2. Na+, K+ and Cl- equilibrated within 10-15 min between incubation medium and extracellular space. There was no evidence of a homoeostatic mechanism controlling the concentration of these ions in the extracellular fluid, which appeared to be in equilibrium with cerebrospinal fluid. The extracellular spaces of these ions were identical: Na+, 23·4; K+, 23·3 and Cl-, 23·2%. 3. Sorbitol equilibrated with the extracellular fluid within 45 min and indicated an extracellular space of 22·6%, nearly identical with that for electrolytes. 4. Vastly different `spaces' were obtained for [3H]methoxy inulin, which equilibrated within 45 min with a 13% space and [14C]carboxyl inulin, which showed a 46% space value for only 30 min. The difference may be explained by marker decomposition. The 9% difference between the [3H]methoxy inulin and sorbitol spaces may be explained by a `packing' factor attributable to molecular size. PMID:5124573

  6. Biological activity at the limits of life: Microbial cycling of C, S and N in cold, permanently stratified, hypersaline Lake Vanda, Antarctica.

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    Joye, S. B.; Schutte, C.; Samarkin, V.; Casciotti, K. L.; Madigan, M.; Saxton, M.

    2014-12-01

    The lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MCM) are the only perennially ice covered lakes on Earth and are the primary refuge for life in this hyper-arid polar desert. As a result of the ice cover and an uncoupled day/night cycle, the physical and biogeochemical processes in the lakes are highly unusual, with biogeochemical gradients and concentrations of specific compounds often exceeding those found in other aquatic ecosystems on Earth. These lakes are ideal systems for the study of redox-sensitive biogeochemical processes, model systems for understanding the effects of global climate change on polar ecosystems, end-member systems that provide insight into biogeochemical and limnological dynamics in meromictic lakes, analogues for life on other planets, and perfect systems to study microbial life at its thermodynamic limits. Lake Vanda, in the Wright valley, is relatively deep (73 m), hypersaline and has anoxic bottom water. High concentrations of chacotrophic salts results in low water activities that exert further challenges on microbial life. We collected details geochemical profiles of nutrients, major ions, dissolved gases, and redox metabolites and measured rates of microbially-mediated processes that cycle carbon, nitrogen and sulfur in the lakes waters and sediments. Despite the harsh and extreme nature of Lake Vanda and the thermodynamic barriers to microbially-mediated geochemical reactions, microorganisms are not only present in the lake but they mediate a diverse suite of geochemical processes. Statistical correlations between geochemical parameters, microbial activity and microbial community composition shed light on the factors that regulate and limit microbial activity in this unique extreme environment.

  7. Charlotte, N.C.'s Project L.I.F.T.: New Teaching Roles Create Culture of Excellence in High-Need Schools. An Opportunity Culture Case Study

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    Han, Jiye Grace; Barrett, Sharon Kebschull

    2013-01-01

    This case study reports on the work of Denise Watts, who in 2011 was the newly named Project L.I.F.T. executive director and a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools zone superintendent. She approached Public Impact for help in meeting the new Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership and Investment for Transformation) goals. Facing urgent needs for real change, Watts…

  8. Charlotte, N.C.'s Project L.I.F.T.: One Teacher's View of Becoming a Paid Teacher-Leader. An Opportunity Culture Case Study

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    Han, Jiye Grace; Barrett, Sharon Kebschull

    2013-01-01

    Romain Bertrand is a middle school math teacher and Opportunity Culture enthusiast. As the 2012-13 school year wound down, he was already thoroughly looking forward to the next--when he will become a multi-classroom leader at Ranson IB Middle School, taking accountability for the learning results of 700 students. At Ranson, a Project L.I.F.T.…

  9. An Investigation on the Relationship between the School Level of Funding and Performance at K.C.S.E. in Mumias District, Western Province, Kenya

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    Sisungo, Z.; Kaberia, L.; Buhere, P.

    2014-01-01

    The Kenyan government has been spending between 20% to 40% of its revenue on education with the aim to improving access and quality. Much of these resources have been devoted towards establishment and procurement of school inputs such as classrooms, teachers and textbooks. This study investigated the effects of funding on performance in Mumias…

  10. Forging L.I.N.C.S. among Educators: The Role of International Service-Learning in Fostering a Community of Practice

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    Porter, Maureen

    2003-01-01

    This article is based on the author's own strategies to foster community among educators. As a new, young, female junior faculty member in the School of Education at a major research university, the author has struggled to build a strong sense of community in her school. She has also encountered ambivalence about openly expressing…

  11. National Dam Safety Program. Mud Lock C&S Canal Dam (Inventory Number N.Y. 416) Oswego River Basin, Cayuga County, New York. Phase I Inspection Report,

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    1981-09-14

    overtopping is not likely to result in failure of the dam. In any case, spillway dis- charges occurring during large storm events will cause flooding in...spillway capacity to the top of the wall is 34,392 cfs. This is assuming no tailwater effect caused by flooding streams down- stream of the dam. 5.4...the dam. In any case, spillway discharge during the peak fle%. will cause flooding in downstream areas regardless of an overtopping filure. Therefore

  12. Deficiencies of Proteins C, S and Antithrombin and Activated Protein C Resistance–Their Involvement in the Occurrence of Arterial Thromboses

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    Popa, C

    2010-01-01

    Deficiencies of natural anticoagulants protein C, protein S, antithrombin and activated protein C resistance are components of inherited thrombophilia. Inherited thrombophilia was defined as a genetically determined tendency towards venous thromboembolism which characteristically occurs in young age (before 40 to 45 years) without apparent causes and tend to recur. In the recent years, there has been a lot of debate about the implication of these defects in arterial thromboses (peripheral artery disease, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction). The screening for thrombophilia is recommended for young patients with spontaneous thromboses, arterial infarctions, family history of thromboses, personal history of recurrent abortions, with thrombosis of venous dural sinuses or strokes or myocardial infarctions, in patients with venous thrombosis at unusual sites, because the diagnosis of such a disease leads to a treatment that is lifesaving [1,2]. PMID:21254740

  13. G.I. Joe Meets Barbie, Software Engineer Meets Caregiver: Males and Females in B.C.'s Public Schools and Beyond. BCTF Research Report.

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    Schaefer, Anne C.

    Following a referral from the March 2000 Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia (B.C.) Teachers' Federation, the Spring 2000 Representative Assembly passed a motion that recommended research be collected, conducted, and disseminated on the current status of students in the province. This research report identifies current information on…

  14. The Bio-atmospheric N Cycle: A Story of Multiple Element Interactions, N, C, S, Atmospheric Chemistry and the Climate System

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    Holland, E. A.

    2003-12-01

    The bio-atmospheric N plays a key role in the climate system through regulation of atmospheric greenhouse concentrations, including nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, and tropospheric ozone, as well as impacting aerosol abundance. I will examine the evidence for including the full bio-atmospheric nitrogen cycle into earth system models. The most obvious is the impact of the bio-atmospheric nitrogen cycle on nitrous and nitric oxide emissions. Nitrogen deposition significantly impacts terrestrial carbon dioxide uptake, as well as influencing leaf level nitrogen concentrations that in turn impact stomatal conductance. The importance of this interaction has been recognized by the atmospheric chemistry community and a modeling project is underway to quantify and compare global estimates of N deposition, including ammonia(um) and NOy and its impact on the carbon cycle. Ammonia impacts sulfate aerosol abundance as well as reacting with nitrate form aerosols that act as cloud condensation nuclei to he potential to significantly impact the water cycle. The SRES emission projections and an accumulating body of evidence suggest that sulfur dioxide emissions will decline over the next century, while carbon and nitrogen emissions, carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, and VOCs, and NOx are all projected to continue to increase. The long-term goal is an Earth System model that allows examination of the complex interactions of biology, climate, atmospheric chemistry and humans.

  15. Geochemical and isotopic (Sr, O, C, S) evidence for multiple fluid sources for the Muþ barite deposits, SE Anatolia, Turkey

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    Kumral, M.; Baran, A.; Budakoglu, M.

    2009-05-01

    Barite mineralizations are observed in recrystalized and dolomitic limestones relating to Devonian aged Ground Formation, and in forms of veins, clearance filling ; and they are mostly hydrothermal characterized. It was defined by the results of field observations and analysis that barite mineralization is accompanied by the elements like copper, lead and zinc. That 18O and 87Sr/86Sr isotope values of limestones and barites which are wall rocks are very close reminds same origin formation. According to the relations of ore and wall rock, the most natural source that may cause mineralization is Devonian sea water, but mineralization has higher trace element and rare earth element concentrations. That Eu characterizing continental climate from rare earth elements was found high and Ce, characteristic of sea water, was negative preoccupy that mineralization in the area did not create any formation. In addition, considering that high 34S (‰ 17-44) and 18O values (‰ 12-20) and 87Sr/86Sr isotopes characterize the continental crust, a complicate formation mechanism is seen. It is thought that the solution causing mineralization is the Devonian sea water affected from continental crust. 34S ve 18O are enriched when Devonian sea water, in continental crust, enters a hydrothermal cycle which is permanently heatened by granitic intrusion and in consequence of bacterial activities occured during this process. It dissolves and incorporates Ba, Sr, Pb, Cu and Zn during this cycle. Eventually, mineralization occured through impregnation of these elements into piling in parts sedimentation continued.

  16. Effect of three cooking methods on nutrient components and antioxidant capacities of bamboo shoot (Phyllostachys praecox C.D. Chu et C.S. Chao)*

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    Zhang, Jin-jie; Ji, Rong; Hu, Ya-qin; Chen, Jian-chu; Ye, Xing-qian

    2011-01-01

    Three cooking methods, namely boiling, steaming, and stir-frying for 5 to 10 min, were used to evaluate the effect on nutrient components, free amino acids, L-ascorbic acid, total phenolic contents, and antioxidant capacities of bamboo shoots (Phyllostachys praecox). Results showed that boiling and stir-frying had a great effect on the nutrient components and they decreased the contents of protein, soluble sugar, and ash, and caused a great loss in the total free amino acids (decreased by 38.35% and 34.86%, respectively). Significant differences (P<0.05) in free amino acids were observed in the samples cooked by different methods. Stir-fried bamboo shoots had a high fat content which increased by 528.57% because of the addition of edible oil. After boiling, the L-ascorbic acid and total phenolic contents were significantly reduced, while steaming increased total phenolic content by 3.98% and stir-frying well-preserved L-ascorbic acid (78.87% of its previous content). Results of the antioxidative property study showed that stir-frying could increase antioxidant capacities of bamboo shoots. It is concluded that stir-frying is more suitable for bamboo shoots because it could obtain the maximum retention of antioxidant capacities. PMID:21887851

  17. Simultaneous N, C, S isotopic analyses using purge and trap EA technology. Application to δ34S analyses of natural phosphate material NBS120c and BCR32

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    Fourel, F. P.; Lecuyer, C.; Martineau, F.

    2013-12-01

    The first example of stable isotope analyses in continuous flow mode by Preston et al in 19861 involved Elemental Analyser Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry (EA-IRMS) dedicated to carbon isotopes in combustion mode. EA-IRMS has since then evolved to allow 34S/32S determinations still in combustion mode and mainly to access pyrolysis reaction for O and H isotopes. As far as combustion EA-IRMS is concerned the technique itself has remained unchanged since the development of 'purge and trap' separation techniques online with IRMS instruments. Here we have used a high-precision, easy, low-cost and rapid method of simultaneous carbon, nitrogen and sulphur isotope analysis using this new type of elemental analyser based on 'purge and trap' technology 2,3. Simultaneous determinations, performed on the same aliquot of 13C, 15N and 34S are demonstrated. Emphasis is put on the high quality of 34S/32S determinations. First concentrating on peak shapes, yields of conversion and preliminary results. Then the reliability and accuracy of such a technique is illustrated using analyses from various international reference materials. Alongside international reference material working NCS calibrated material has been selected and characterized prior to apply this technology to calibrate natural phosphate material used as compositional reference material BCR32 and NBS120c. δ34S values of respectively 15.62×0.32‰ and 16.5×0.17‰ are proposed for those samples with sulphur concentrations below the 1% level. The possibility to reliably measure S isotopes on that kind of samples opens up new fields of investigation especially for paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Keywords: carbon, nitrogen, sulfur, isotope, combustion, phosphate, elemental-analyser 1. T. Preston, N.J.P. Owens: Preliminary 13C Measurements using a Gas Chromatograph Interfaced to an Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer. Biomedical. Mass Spectrom. 1985, 12-9, 510. 2. H.P. Sieper, H.J. Kupka, L. Lange, A. Rossmann, N. Tanz , H.L. Schmidt. Essential methodological improvements in the oxygen isotope ratio analysis of N-containing organic compounds Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2010, 24, 2849. 3. F. Fourel, F.Martineau, C. Lecuyer, H.J. Kupka, L. Lange, C. Ojeimi and M. Seed. 18O/16O ratio measurements of inorganic and organic materials by EA-Pyrolysis-IRMS continuous flow techniques. 2011, Rapid Commun.Mass Spectrom. 2011, 25, 2691.

  18. Will the S.C.C.'s Decision on Physician-Assisted Death Apply to Persons Suffering from Severe Mental Illness?

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    Walker-Renshaw, Barbara; Finley, Margot

    2016-02-01

    In this article, the authors address the question of whether the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Carter v. Canada leaves open the possibility that persons with severe, treatment-refractory mental illness may lawfully seek a physician-assisted death. If so, how will health care providers distinguish between suicidal ideation and intent that is a symptom of the pathology of a treatable mental illness, on the one hand; and suicidal ideation and intent that is, perhaps, a capable and thoughtful response to a "grievous and irremediable" condition, on the other hand? Mental illness is the most common risk factor for suicide. If physician-assisted death becomes an accepted practice in mental health care, how will that be reconciled with the well-established impetus in mental health care to prevent suicide? The authors consider the competing ethical values of beneficence and promoting patient autonomy, in the context of the recovery movement in mental health care.

  19. Eye-Tracking Investigations Exploring How Students Learn Geology from Photographs and The Structural Setting of Hydrothermal Gold Deposits in the San Antonio Area, B.C.S., MX

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    Coyan, Joshua

    Geoscience educators commonly teach geology by projecting a photograph in front of the class. Geologic photographs often contain animals, people, and inanimate objects that help convey the scale of features in the photograph. Although scale items seem innocuous to instructors and other experts, the presence of such items is distracting and has a profound effect on student learning behavior. To evaluate how students visually interact with distracting scale items in photographs and to determine if cueing or signaling is an effective means to direct students to pertinent information, students were eye tracked while looking at geologically-rich photographs. Eye-tracking data revealed that learners primarily looked at the center of an image, focused on faces of both humans and animals if they were present, and repeatedly returned to looking at the scale item (distractor) for the duration an image was displayed. The presence of a distractor caused learners to look at less of an image than when a distractor was not present. Learners who received signaling tended to look at the distractor less, look at the geology more, and surveyed more of the photograph than learners who did not receive signaling. The San Antonio area in the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula is host to hydrothermal gold deposits. A field study, including drill-core analysis and detailed geologic mapping, was conducted to determine the types of mineralization present, the types of structures present, and the relationship between the two. This investigation revealed that two phases of mineralization have occurred in the area; the first is hydrothermal deposition of gold associated with sulfide deposits and the second is oxidation of sulfides to hematite, goethite, and jarosite. Mineralization varies as a function of depth, whereas sulfides occurring at depth, while minerals indicative of oxidation are limited to shallow depths. A structural analysis revealed that the oldest structures in the study area include low-grade to medium-grade metamorphic foliation and ductile mylonitic shear zones overprinted by brittle-ductile mylonitic fabrics, which were later overprinted by brittle deformation. Both primary and secondary mineralization in the area is restricted to the later brittle features. Alteration-bearing structures have an average NNW strike consistent with northeast-southwest-directed extension, whereas unaltered structures have an average NNE strike consistent with more recent northwest-southeast-directed extension.

  20. Charlotte, N.C.'s Project L.I.F.T.: Ashley Park PreK-8 Launches Multi-Classroom Leadership and Blended Learning. An Opportunity Culture Case Study

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    Barrett, Sharon Kebschull; Han, Jiye Grace

    2015-01-01

    Tonya Kales came to Ashley Park PreK-8 as its principal (2009-2013), and confronted a school at the end of its rope. Ashley Park was a beautiful facility, but there was no learning going on in the building, it was a chaotic environment for both kids and adults. It was a hostile environment--had adults that were totally incompetent in their…

  1. Characterization of LIBS emission lines for the identification of chlorides, carbonates, and sulfates in salt/basalt mixtures for the application to MSL ChemCam data: LIBS OF CL, C, S IN SALT-BASALT MIXTURES

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    Anderson, D. E.; Ehlmann, B. L.; Forni, O.; ...

    2017-04-24

    Ancient environmental conditions on Mars can be probed through the identification of minerals on its surface, including water-deposited salts and cements dispersed in the pore space of sedimentary rocks. Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyses by the Martian rover Curiosity's ChemCam instrument can indicate salts, and ChemCam surveys aid in identifying and selecting sites for further, detailed in situ analyses. Here, we performed laboratory LIBS experiments under simulated Mars conditions with a ChemCam-like instrument on a series of mixtures containing increasing concentrations of salt in a basaltic background to investigate the potential for identifying and quantifying chloride, carbonate, and sulfate saltsmore » found only in small amounts, dispersed in bulk rock with ChemCam, rather than concentrated in veins. The data then indicate that the presence of emission lines from the basalt matrix limited the number of Cl, C, and S emission lines found to be useful for quantitative analysis; nevertheless, several lines with intensities sensitive to salt concentration were identified. Detection limits for the elements based on individual emission lines ranged from ~20 wt % carbonate (2 wt % C), ~5–30 wt % sulfate (1–8 wt % S), and ~5–10 wt % chloride (3–6 wt % Cl) depending on the basaltic matrix and/or salt cation. Absolute quantification of Cl, C, and S in the samples via univariate analysis depends on the cation-anion pairing in the salt but appears relatively independent of matrices tested, following normalization. Our results are promising for tracking relative changes in the salt content of bulk rock on the Martian surface with ChemCam.« less

  2. Late Quaternary Normal Faulting and Hanging Wall Basin Evolution of the Southwestern Rift Margin from Gravity and Geology, B.C.S., MX and Exploring the Influence of Text-Figure Format on Introductory Geology Learning

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    Busch, Melanie M. D.

    2011-01-01

    An array of north-striking, left-stepping, active normal faults is situated along the southwestern margin of the Gulf of California. This normal fault system is the marginal fault system of the oblique-divergent plate boundary within the Gulf of California. To better understand the role of upper-crustal processes during development of an obliquely…

  3. Diverse stereocontrol effects induced by weakly coordinating anions. Stereospecific olefin polymerization pathways at archetypal C(s)- and C(1)-symmetric metallocenium catalysts using mono- and polynuclear halo-perfluoroarylmetalates as cocatalysts.

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    Roberts, John A S; Chen, Ming-Chou; Seyam, Afif M; Li, Liting; Zuccaccia, Cristiano; Stahl, Nicholas G; Marks, Tobin J

    2007-10-24

    Counteranion effects on propylene polymerization rates and stereoselectivities are compared using Cs-symmetric Me2C(Cp)(Flu)ZrMe2 (1; Cp = C5H4,eta5-cyclopentadienyl; Flu = C13H8, eta5-fluorenyl) and C1-symmetric Me2Si(OHF)(CpR*)ZrMe2 (2; OHF = C13H16, eta5-octahydrofluorenyl; CpR* = eta5-3-(-)-menthylcyclopentadienyl) precatalysts activated with the mononuclear and polynuclear perfluoroarylborate, -aluminate, and -gallate cocatalysts/activators B(C6F5)3 (3), B(o-C6F5C6F4)3 (4), Al(C6F5)3 (5), Ph3C+B(C6F5)4- (6) Ph3C+FAl(o-C6F5C6F4)3- (7), Ga(C6F5)3 (8), and recently reported mono- and polymetallic trityl perfluoroarylhalometalates Ph3C+FB(C6F5)3- (9), Ph3C+FB(o-C6F5C6F4)3- (10), (Ph3C+)xFx[Al(C6F5)3]yx- (x = 1, y = 1, 11; x = 1, y = 2, 12; x = 2, y = 3, 13), Ph3C+(C6F5)3AlFAl(o-C6F5C6F4)3- (14), Ph3C+XAl(C6F5)3- (X = Cl, 15; X = Br, 16), and Ph3C+F[Ga(C6F5)3]2- (17). Temperature, propylene concentration, and solvent polarity dependence are surveyed in polymerizations catalyzed by 1 activated with cocatalysts 3-16 and with a 1:2 ratio of Ph3CCl and 5, and with a 1:2 ratio of Ph3CBr and 5, and by 2 activated with 3, 6, 7, 12, and 14. Remarkable stereocontrol with high activities is observed for 1 + 12 and 1 + 14. Polypropylene samples produced using C1-symmetric precatalyst 2 are subjected to microstructural analyses using stochastic models describing the relative contributions of enantiofacial misinsertion and backskip processes. A powerful technique is introduced for calculating interparametric correlation matrices for these nonlinear stochastic models. The collected results significantly extend what is known about ion-pairing effects in the case of Cs-symmetric precatalyst 1 and allow these findings to be applied to the case of C1-symmetric precatalyst 2 as an agent of isospecific propylene polymerization.

  4. Self-assembled NiO-ZrO2 nanocrystals with mesoscopic void space: an efficient and green catalyst for C-S cross-coupling reaction in water.

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    Pal, Nabanita; Bhaumik, Asim

    2012-08-14

    New NiO-ZrO(2) nanocrystals (MNZ-1) with mesoscopic self-assembly have been synthesized by using a non-ionic surfactant as the structure directing agent (SDA) via evaporation induced self-assembly (EISA) method. Powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), N(2) sorption study and transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image analyses revealed the cubic structure, mesoporosity and mesoscopic self-assembly of ca. 7.0 nm sized tiny nanocrystals in the material. MNZ-1 catalyzes the aerobic aryl-sulfur cross-coupling reactions for a series of aryl-iodides with 4-chlorothiophenol in environment friendly water medium at elevated as well as room temperature. Pure ZrO(2) mesoporous nanocrystals are inactive, whereas pure NiO nanocrystals showed much lower catalytic activity under similar reaction conditions. The MNZ-1 nanocatalyst is completely non-air sensitive, inexpensive and effective for the synthesis of a series of essential biomolecules derived from diaryl sulfides.

  5. Riemann-Hypothesis Millennium-Problem(MP) Physics Proof via CATEGORY-SEMANTICS(C-S)/F =C Aristotle SQUARE-of-OPPOSITION(SoO) DEduction-LOGIC DichotomY

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    Baez, Joao-Joan; Lapidaryus, Michelle; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig

    2013-03-01

    Riemann-hypothesis physics-proof combines: Siegel-Antono®-Smith[AMS Joint Mtg.(2002)- Abs.973-03-126] digits on-average statistics HIll[Am. J. Math 123, 3, 887(1996)] logarithm-function's (1,0)- xed-point base =units =scale-invariance proven Newcomb [Am. J. Math. 4, 39(1881)]-Weyl[Goett. Nachr.(1914); Math. Ann.7, 313(1916)]-Benford[Proc. Am. Phil. Soc. 78, 4, 51(1938)]-law [Kac,Math. of Stat.-Reasoning(1955); Raimi, Sci. Am. 221, 109(1969)] algebraic-inversion to ONLY Bose-Einstein quantum-statistics(BEQS) with digit d = 0 gapFUL Bose-Einstein Condensation(BEC) insight that digits are quanta are bosons because bosons are and always were quanta are and always were digits, via Siegel-Baez category-semantics tabular list-format matrix truth-table analytics in Plato-Aristotle classic ''square-of-opposition'' : FUZZYICS =CATEGORYICS/Category-Semantics, with Goodkind Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) ABOVE ground-state with/and Rayleigh(cut-limit of ''short-cut method''1870)-Polya(1922)-''Anderson''(1958) localization [Doyle and Snell,Random-Walks and Electrical-Networks, MAA(1981)-p.99-100!!!] in Brillouin[Wave-Propagation in Periodic-Structures(1946) Dover(1922)]-Hubbard-Beeby[J.Phys.C(1967)] Siegel[J.Nonxline-Sol.40,453(1980)] generalized-disorder collective-boson negative-dispersion mode-softening universality-principle(G...P) first use of the ``square-of-opposition'' in physics since Plato and Aristote!!!

  6. Riemann-Hypothesis Millennium-Problem(MP) Physics Proof via CATEGORY-SEMANTICS(C-S)/F=C Aristotle SQUARE-of-OPPOSITION(SoO) DEduction-LOGIC DichotomY

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    Baez, J.; Lapidaryus, M.; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig

    2011-03-01

    Riemann-hypothesis physics-proof combines: Siegel-Antonoff-Smith[AMS Joint Mtg.(2002)-Abs.973-03-126] digits on-average statistics HIll[Am. J. Math 123, 3, 887(1996)] logarithm-function's (1,0)-fixed-point base=units=scale-invariance proven Newcomb[Am. J. Math. 4, 39(1881)]-Weyl[Goett. Nachr.(1914); Math. Ann. 7, 313(1916)]-Benford[Proc. Am. Phil. Soc. 78, 4, 51(1938)]-law [Kac, Math. of Stat.-Reasoning(1955); Raimi, Sci. Am. 221, 109(1969)] algebraic-inversion to ONLY Bose-Einstein quantum-statistics(BEQS) with digit d = 0 gapFUL Bose-Einstein Condensation(BEC) insight that digits are quanta are bosons were always digits, via Siegel-Baez category-semantics tabular list-format matrix truth-table analytics in Plato-Aristotle classic "square-of-opposition" : FUZZYICS=CATEGORYICS/Category-Semantics, with Goodkind Bose-Einstein condensation(BEC) ABOVE ground-state with/and Rayleigh(cut-limit of "short-cut method";1870)-Polya(1922)-"Anderson"(1958) localization [Doyle and Snell, Random-Walks and Electrical-Networks, MAA(1981)-p.99-100!!!].

  7. "The Trees of Knowledge and Life Growing Together" in the Educational Vision of C. S. Lewis: Why Medway and Stevens Are Almost Right about Enlightenment and Romantic Values in English

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    Pike, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Peter Medway's paper "English and Enlightenment" ("Changing English," 2010) and David Stevens' response to it, "Critically Enlightened Romantic Values and English Pedagogy: A Response to Peter Medway" ("Changing English," 2011), address the relative merits of the quest for truth and the place of aesthetic…

  8. A Descriptive Study of U.S.C.'s (University of South Carolina) Appeal to Academically Talented Students. University of South Carolina, Academic Planning Office, Research Notes, Number 31-76.

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    Fidler, Paul; Bucy, Eileen McGinity

    This paper presents a study determining the extent of the University of South Carolina's (USC's) appeal to academically talented students and defining potential areas of difficulty in recruiting such students. The sample included all of the 1974 Semi-Finalists from South Carolina in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, as well as the 58…

  9. Serum Apoptosis Markers Related to Liver Damage in Chronic Hepatitis C: sFas as a Marker of Advanced Fibrosis in Children and Adults While M30 of Severe Steatosis Only in Children

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    Valva, Pamela; Casciato, Paola; Lezama, Carol; Galoppo, Marcela; Gadano, Adrián; Galdame, Omar; Galoppo, María Cristina; Mullen, Eduardo; De Matteo, Elena; Preciado, María Victoria

    2013-01-01

    Background Liver biopsy represents the gold standard for evaluating damage and progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC); however, developing noninvasive tests that can predict liver injury represents a growing medical need. Considering that hepatocyte apoptosis plays a role in CHC pathogenesis; the aim of our study was to evaluate the presence of different apoptosis markers that correlate with liver injury in a cohort of pediatric and adult patients with CHC. Methods Liver biopsies and concomitant serum samples from 22 pediatric and 22 adult patients with CHC were analyzed. Histological parameters were evaluated. In serum samples soluble Fas (sFas), caspase activity and caspase-generated neoepitope of the CK-18 proteolytic fragment (M30) were measured. Results sFas was associated with fibrosis severity in pediatric (significant fibrosis p = 0.03, advanced fibrosis p = 0.01) and adult patients (advanced fibrosis p = 0.02). M30 levels were elevated in pediatric patients with severe steatosis (p = 0.01) while in adults no relation with any histological variable was observed. Caspase activity levels were higher in pediatric samples with significant fibrosis (p = 0.03) and they were associated with hepatitis severity (p = 0.04) in adult patients. The diagnostic accuracy evaluation demonstrated only a good performance for sFas to evaluate advanced fibrosis both in children (AUROC: 0.812) and adults (AUROC: 0.800) as well as for M30 to determine steatosis severity in children (AUROC: 0.833). Conclusions Serum sFas could be considered a possible marker of advanced fibrosis both in pediatric and adult patient with CHC as well as M30 might be a good predictor of steatosis severity in children. PMID:23326448

  10. Gold deposition by sulfidation of ferrous Fe in the lacustrine sediments of the Pueblo Viejo district (Dominican Republic): The effect of Fe-C-S diagenesis on later hydrothermal mineralization in a Maar-Diatreme complex

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    Kettler, R.M.; Rye, R.O.; Kesler, S.E.; Meyers, P.A.; Polanco, J.; Russell, N.

    1992-01-01

    The Pueblo Viejo district, located in the Cordillera Central of the Dominican Republic, contains large Au-Ag deposits associated with acid-sulfate alteration within spilites, conglomerates and carbonaceous sedimentary rocks that were deposited in a maar-diatreme complex. Much of the Au mineralization occurs in pyritic, carbonaceous siltstones of the Pueblo Viejo Maar-Diatreme Member of the Cretaceous Los Ranchos Formation. Pyrite is the only Fe-bearing phase in mineralized rock, whereas siderite is the dominant Fe-bearing phase in siltstones distal to mineralization. Disseminated pyrite occurs as framboids, cubes, pyritohedra, concretions and cement. Early framboids occur throughout the district. Au occurs as inclusions in later non-framboid disseminated pyrite (NFDP); an occurrence that is interpreted to be indicative of contemporaneous deposition. Pyrite framboids exhibit a wide range of ??34Scdt-values (-17.5 to +4.8???) and are interpreted to have formed during biogenic reduction of pore-water sulfate. The NFDP yield restricted ??34Scdt-values ( x ?? = -5.2???, s = ??2.4???, n = 43) similar to those obtained from later vein pyrite ( x ?? = -6.4???, s = ??1.5???, n = 12). Alunite and barite have ??34S-values ranging from +18.8 to +21.6???. The interpretation that the NFDP, vein pyrite, alunite and barite, and possibly even the framboidal pyrite share a common source of igneous sulfur is supported by the ??34S data. Siderite occurs as concretions and cement, contains abundant Mg (Fe0.75Mg0.19Mn0.03Ca0.02CO3) and has ??13Cpdb- and ??18Osmow-values ranging from -2.5 to +1.1%. and +14.6 to +19.5???, respectively. These data are consistent with the interpretation that the siderite formed in lacustrine sediments and that the carbonate in the siderite is probably methanogenic, although contributions from oxidation of organic matter during biogenic sulfate reduction, thermal decarboxylation of organic matter, or magmatic vapor cannot be ruled out. Disseminated Au mineralization in the sedimentary rocks formed when a hydrothermal fluid encountered reactive Fe2+ in diagenetic siderite. The ensuing pyrite deposition consumed H2S and destabilized the Au (HS)-2 complex, leading to precipitation of Au. The capacity of the sedimentary rocks to consume H2S and precipitate Au was controlled by the amount of non-pyrite Fe present as siderite. The abundance of siderite was controlled by the extent of pyrite formation during diagenesis. ?? 1992.

  11. Late Quaternary Normal Faulting and Hanging Wall Basin Evolution of the Southwestern Rift Margin from Gravity and Geology, B.C.S., MX and Exploring the Influence of Text-Figure Format on Introductory Geology Learning

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    Busch, Melanie M. D.

    2011-01-01

    An array of north-striking, left-stepping, active normal faults is situated along the southwestern margin of the Gulf of California. This normal fault system is the marginal fault system of the oblique-divergent plate boundary within the Gulf of California. To better understand the role of upper-crustal processes during development of an obliquely…

  12. Late Quaternary Normal Faulting and Hanging Wall Basin Evolution of the Southwestern Rift Margin From Gravity and Geology, B.C.S., MX and Exploring the Influence of Text-Figure Format on Introductory Geology Learning

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    Busch, Melanie M. D.

    2011-12-01

    An array of north-striking, left-stepping, active normal faults is situated along the southwestern margin of the Gulf of California. This normal fault system is the marginal fault system of the oblique-divergent plate boundary within the Gulf of California. To better understand the role of upper-crustal processes during development of an obliquely rifted plate margin, gravity surveys were conducted across the normal-fault-bounded basins within the gulf-margin array and, along with optically stimulated luminescence dating of offset surfaces, fault-slip rates were estimated and fault patterns across basins were assessed, providing insight into sedimentary basin evolution. Additionally, detailed geologic and geomorphic maps were constructed along two faults within the system, leading to a more complete understanding of the role of individual normal faults within a larger array. These faults slip at a low rate (0.1--1 mm/yr) and have relatively shallow hanging wall basins (˜500--3000 m). Overall, the gulf-margin faults accommodate protracted, distributed deformation at a low rate and provide a minor contribution to overall rifting. Integrating figures with text can lead to greater science learning than when either medium is presented alone. Textbooks, composed of text and graphics, are a primary source of content in most geology classes. It is essential to understand how students approach learning from text and figures in textbook-style learning materials and how the arrangement of the text and figures influences their learning approach. Introductory geology students were eye tracked while learning from textbook-style materials composed of text and graphics. Eye fixation data showed that students spent less time examining the figure than the text, but the students who more frequently examined the figure tended to improve more from the pretest to the posttest. In general, students tended to examine the figure at natural breaks in the reading. Textbook-style materials should, therefore, be formatted to include a number of natural breaks so that learners can pause to inspect the figure without the risk of losing their place in the reading and to provide a chance to process the material in small chunks. Multimedia instructional materials should be designed to support the cognitive processes of the learner.

  13. "The Trees of Knowledge and Life Growing Together" in the Educational Vision of C. S. Lewis: Why Medway and Stevens Are Almost Right about Enlightenment and Romantic Values in English

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    Pike, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Peter Medway's paper "English and Enlightenment" ("Changing English," 2010) and David Stevens' response to it, "Critically Enlightened Romantic Values and English Pedagogy: A Response to Peter Medway" ("Changing English," 2011), address the relative merits of the quest for truth and the place of aesthetic…

  14. Platinum-mediated coupling of methane and small nucleophiles (H{sub 2}O, PH{sub 3}, H{sub 2}S, CH{sub 3}NH{sub 2}) as a model for C-N, C-O, C-P, and C-S bond formation in the gas phase

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    Broenstrup, M.; Schroeder, D.; Schwarz, H.

    1999-05-10

    The reactions of Pt{sup +} and PtCH{sub 2}{sup +} with the nucleophiles H{sub 2}O, PH{sub 3}, H{sub 2}S, HCl, CH{sub 3}NH{sub 2}, and CH{sub 3}OH are studied by Fourier transform-ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry. In the reactions of PtCH{sub 2}{sup +}, carbon-heteroatom bond formation can be accomplished for all substrates except CH{sub 3}OH and HCl. The reaction of PtCH{sub 2}{sup +} with two molecules of water yields Pt(CO)(H{sub 2}O){sup +} and constitutes a gas-phase model for the platinum-mediated generation of water gas according to CH{sub 4} + H{sub 2}O {r_arrow} CO + 3H{sub 2}. In the reactions with PH{sub 3} and H{sub 2}S, carbon-phosphorus and carbon-sulfur bond formation to PtCPH{sup +} and PtCS{sup +} competes with demethanation and dehydrogenation of the substrates to yield PtS{sub n}{sup +} (n = 1--4) and PtP{sub n}H{sub m}{sup +} (n = 1--6; m = 0--3) compounds, respectively. For organic nucleophiles such as CH{sub 3}NH{sub 2} and CH{sub 3}OH, C-N and C-O coupling is much less efficient than platinum-mediated C-H bond activation of the substrates.

  15. (R C,S Fe)-1-[3,5-Bis(trifluoro­meth­yl)phen­yl]-3-{1-[2-(diphenyl­phosphan­yl)ferro­cen­yl]eth­yl}thio­urea (unknown solvate)

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    Ma, Peng-Fei; Zhang, Xiao-Rui; Ma, Jiang-Wei; Chen, Hui; Jiang, Ru

    2013-01-01

    In the molecule of the the title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C28H22F6N2PS)], the absolute configuration is R C ,SFe. The dihedral angle between the trifluoro­methyl-substituted phenyl ring and the thio­urea plane is 41.8 (9)°. The iron atom is bound to the cyclo­penta­dienyl rings in the typical η5-manner in a close to eclipsed conformation. The crystal structure features N—H⋯S hydrogen bonds, with the S atom as an acceptor for both N—H groups, forming a layered arrangement parallel to (1-10). The two –CF3 groups are each disordered over two positions with refined occupancy rates for the major components of 0.66 (7) and 0.55 (5). The crystal was grown from mixed solvents (n-hexane and ethyl acetate). These solvents are disordered in the crystal and the resulting electron density was found to be uninterpretable. The solvent contribution to the structure factors was taken into account by back-Fourier transformation of all density found in the disordered solvent area using the SQUEEZE routine in PLATON [Spek (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. D65, 148–155]. The formula mass and density do not take account of the solvent. PMID:23723760

  16. Total Syntheses and Initial Evaluation of [Ψ[C(=S)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin, [Ψ[C(=NH)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin, [Ψ[CH2NH]Tpg4]vancomycin and their (4-Chlorobiphenyl)methyl Derivatives: Synergistic Binding Pocket and Peripheral Modifications for the Glycopeptide Antibiotics

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    Okano, Akinori; Nakayama, Atsushi; Wu, Kejia; Lindsey, Erick A.; Schammel, Alex W.; Feng, Yiqing; Collins, Karen C.

    2015-01-01

    Full details of studies are disclosed on the total synthesis of binding pocket analogues of vancomycin, bearing the peripheral L-vancosaminyl-1,2-D-glucosyl disaccharide, that contain changes to a key single atom in the residue 4 amide (residue 4 carbonyl O → S, NH, H2) designed to directly address the underlying molecular basis of resistance to vancomycin. Also disclosed are studies piloting the late stage transformations conducted on the synthetically more accessible C-terminus hydroxymethyl aglycon derivatives and full details of the peripheral chlorobiphenyl functionalization of all the binding pocket modified vancomycin analogues designed for dual D-Ala-D-Ala/D-Ala-D-Lac binding are reported. Their collective assessment indicate that combined binding pocket and chlorobiphenyl peripherally modified analogues exhibit a remarkable spectrum of antimicrobial activity (VSSA, MRSA, VanA and VanB VRE) and impressive potencies against both vancomycin-sensitive and vancomycin-resistant bacteria (MICs = 0.06–0.005 μg/mL and 0.5–0.06 μg/mL for the amidine and methylene analogues, respectively) and likely benefit from two independent and synergistic mechanisms of action, only one of which is dependent on D-Ala-D-Ala/D-Ala-D-Lac binding. Such analogues are likely to display especially durable antibiotic activity not prone to rapidly acquired clinical resistance. PMID:25750995

  17. Study of the genus Cephennium Müler & Kunze, 1822 (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scydmaeninae) from the Balkan Peninsula. Part II. New species of the subgenus Cephennium s. str.

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    Stevanović, Miroslav

    2014-07-18

    Twelve new species of the genus Cephennium Müler & Kunze, 1822 are described: C. (s. str.) irenae sp. n. (from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro); C. (s. str.) sladjanae sp. n. and C. (s. str.) fallax sp. n. (both from Serbia and Bulgaria); C. (s. str.) viti sp. n. (from Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria); C. (s. str.) fairchildi sp. n., C. (s. str.) ivanjicense sp. n., C. (s. str.) serbicum sp. n. and C. (s. str.) remisianum sp. n. (all from Serbia); C. (s. str.) assingi sp. n. and C. (s. str.) angelinii sp. n. (both from Greece); C. (s. str.) mlejneki sp. n. (from Montenegro) and C. (s. str.) vitoshae sp. n. (from Bulgaria). Aedeagi and male protibiae of all species are illustrated. Cephennium (s. str.) bosnicum Ganglbauer, 1899 is redescribed and its lectotype is designated.

  18. A Decision Criteria to Select an Associative-Memory Organization That Minimizes the Execution Time of a Mix of Associative-Search Operations

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    1993-06-01

    s )) = Op (C(s), db(s))" (26) Equation (27) defines OP. Brt(JxBR’T()-,BR as the complement of Op,. Op,(C(s), db(s)) = 0p,(C(s), db(s))’" (27) The...9.5 tf=13.0 t= 11.0 tf= 12.8 128 words tr-13.5 tf=16.9 t,=14.3 t(=17.3 t,=16.5 tf=22.0 Op,,(C(s), db( s )), Op .<(C(s), db( s )), Op ,(C(s), db( s )), Op >(C...OP.(C(s), db( s )), Op •(C(s), db( s )), Op <(C(s), db( s )), Op >(C(s), db( s )), Op .(C(s), db( s

  19. The Effect of Load Factor on Aircraft Handling Qualities.

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    1984-08-10

    C(S + 9) * SS 450 C8 (13) = C(S + 14) * CS * C(S + 9) + C(S * 13)) * S A * CA * CS * 8) * SS 466 CB(14) = C(S II) * CA + C(S + 6) * SA 478 CB(15> - C...SPRINT "CYP" ; :OKE 36,43 PRINT C(S + 3); POKE 36,62 PRINT CP(4) H60 PORE 36,30 PRINT "CYR" POKE 36,43 PRINT C(S + 4); POKE 36,62 PRINT C8 (5) 870 POKE...36,62 : PRINT CB(3) 890 POKE 36,30 * PRINT "CLB" * POKE 36,43 * PRINT C(S + 5); : POKE 36,62 * PRINT C8 (6) 988 POKE 36,30 : PRINT "CLP" * POKE 36,43

  20. Anemia Due to Excessive Bleeding

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    ... Hemolytic Anemia Hemoglobin C, S-C, and E Diseases Iron Deficiency Anemia Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemias Vitamin Deficiency Anemia ( ... Hemolytic Anemia Hemoglobin C, S-C, and E Diseases Iron Deficiency Anemia Sickle Cell Disease Thalassemias Vitamin Deficiency Anemia ...

  1. The 13th order resonance from Navy tracking on a diademe 2 fragment

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    Wagner, C. A.

    1974-01-01

    A strong constraint on 13th order (odd degree) terms in the geopotential has been derived from Navy tracking on a DIADEME 2 fragment (1967-14F). This object (perigee height: 580 km, orbit inclination: 38.9 deg) is presently decaying slowly through perfect commensurability with these terms. The resonance forces will increase its inclination by 0.02 deg when the passage is complete by late 1974. The constraint (lumped harmonics), derived by adjustment of a pair of harmonic coefficients to the Navy inclination data (principally) is: 10 to the 9th power (14.8 + or - 0.8, 48.3 + or - 0.7) = 0.023(C,S)13,13 -0.172(C,S)15,13 0.505(C,S)17,13 - 0.884(C,S)19,13 + (C,S)21,13 0.673(C,S)23,13 0.099(C,S)25,13 0.295(C,S)27,13 -0.279(C,S)29,13 0.018(C,S)31,13 + There should be a significant contribution to this result from terms as high as 29th degree. But current geopotential solutions (for 13th order terms) to this degree are about 20% in error when judged by this independent data.

  2. Endometrial cancer implanted within a cesarean section scar.

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    Baba, Tsukasa; Mandai, Masaki; Yamanishi, Yukio; Suzuki, Ayako; Kang, Hyun Sook; Konishi, Ikuo

    2011-03-01

    Several reports have documented adenocarcinoma arising from endometriotic implants within cesarean section (C-S) scars on the serosal surface of the uterus; however, endometrial cancer invading the C-S scar from the uterine cavity has not been described. We report a case of a grade 1 endometrioid adenocarcinoma 'drop' lesion invading a previous C-S scar with resultant cervical stromal invasion. Using both MR images and a thorough review of the pathology, the tumor at the C-S scar was determined to be an implant derived from a primary lesion at the uterine fundus. With increases in the incidence of both endometrial cancer and births by C-S, it is likely we will encounter more cases of iatrogenic implants of endometrial cancers in C-S scars.

  3. Intraspecies variation in the venom of the rattlesnake Crotalus simus from Mexico: different expression of crotoxin results in highly variable toxicity in the venoms of three subspecies.

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    Castro, Edgar Neri; Lomonte, Bruno; del Carmen Gutiérrez, María; Alagón, Alejandro; Gutiérrez, José María

    2013-07-11

    The composition and toxicological profile of the venom of the rattlesnake Crotalus simus in Mexico was analyzed at the subspecies and individual levels. Venoms of the subspecies C. s. simus, C. s. culminatus and C. s. tzabcan greatly differ in the expression of the heterodimeric neurotoxin complex 'crotoxin', with highest concentrations in C. s. simus, followed by C. s. tzabcan, whereas the venom of C. s. culminatus is almost devoid of this neurotoxic PLA2. This explains the large variation in lethality (highest in C. s. simus, which also exerts higher myotoxicity). Coagulant activity on plasma and fibrinogen occurs with the venoms of C. s. simus and C. s. tzabcan, being absent in C. s. culminatus which, in turn, presents higher crotamine-like activity. Proteomic analysis closely correlates with toxicological profiles, since the venom of C. s. simus has high amounts of crotoxin and of serine proteinases, whereas the venom of C. s. culminatus presents higher amounts of metalloproteinases and crotamine. This complex pattern of intraspecies venom variation provides valuable information for the diagnosis and clinical management of envenoming by this species in Mexico, as well as for the preparation of venom pools for the production and quality control of antivenoms. This study describes the variation in venom composition and activities of the three subspecies of Crotalus simus from Mexico. Results demonstrate that there is a notorious difference in these venoms, particularly regarding the content of the potent neurotoxic phospholipase A2 complex 'crotoxin'. In addition, other differences were observed regarding myotoxic and coagulant activities, and expression of the myotoxin 'crotamine'. These findings have implications in, at least, three levels: (a) the adaptive role of variations in venom composition; (b) the possible differences in the clinical manifestations of envenomings by these subspecies in Mexico; and (c) the design of venom mixtures for the preparation of

  4. Mortuary Affairs Soldiers: Early Intervention and Altering Barriers to Care for Traumatic Stress and PTSD

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    2013-09-01

    D., Fullerton, C. S., Biggs, Q. M., McCarroll, J. E., Stuppy, A., Kansky , J., & Ursano, R. J. Troop Educational for Army Morale (TEAM): A post...Recovery From Stress, USUHS, Bethesda, MD, April 2012. Biggs, Q. M., Fullerton, C. S., Cox, D., McCarroll, J. E., Kansky , J., Stuppy, A., & Ursano, R...Research Days, USUHS, Bethesda, MD, May 2012. 9 Fullerton, C. S., Benedek, D. M., Zatzick, D., McCarroll, J. E., Biggs, Q. M., Liu, X., Kansky

  5. Thallium Mercury Laser Development

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    1981-01-01

    THALLIUM MERCURY LASER DEVELOPMENT C. S. Liu and D. W. Feldman FINAL REPORT (PHASE III) (Period between Feb. 1, 1980 and Jan. 31, 1981) 0 Contract No...Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235 Approved for public release;IDistribution Unlimited 1/i;THALLIUM MERCURY LASER DEVELOPMENT * , , IS C. S./Liu tRD. W /eldman...9 ’ t4 THALLIUM MERCURY LASER DEVELOPMENT C. S. Liu and D. W. Feldman Westinghouse R&D Center Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235 1

  6. Second stage caesarean section at a tertiary hospital in South Africa.

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    Govender, Vineshree; Panday, Mala; Moodley, Jagidesa

    2010-10-01

    An audit of second stage caesarean section (C/S) at a tertiary hospital was undertaken to compare the frequency of perinatal and maternal complications between first and second stage C/S and to evaluate the training level of physicians. A prospective chart audit of all women who underwent emergency C/S over a 7-month period at a tertiary hospital was conducted. The patients' hospital records were assessed on a daily basis and all relevant information recorded on a structured data sheet categorising demographics, indications for C/S, level of training of decision-maker and surgeon, a consultant's presence, operative complications and neonatal outcome at 5 min post-delivery. The frequency of maternal and neonatal complications was the main outcome measures. There were 975 first stage and 116 second stage C/S. The commonest causes of second stage C/S were cephalo-pelvic disproportion, prolonged second stage and fetal distress. First stage C/S took a mean time of 35.5 min, while second stage C/S took an average time of 41.6 min to perform (p=0.001). There were 37 and 84 records of complications occurring in first and second stage C/S, respectively. Maternal complications were significantly higher in second stage C/S while neonatal complications were not significantly different between first and second stage C/S. There was little guidance from consultants at decision-making for second stage C/S.

  7. Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction Using a Portable Stimulation

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    2016-04-01

    Response during Control (C) and Stim (S) C S C S C S C S M e d io la te ra l S w a y 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 EO EC EOF ECF Figure 4...force plate under four conditions: Eyes open on firm surface (EO), eyes closed on firm surface ( EC ), eyes open on unstable surface consisting of foam...eyes closed, so EC and ECF. However, stimulation that improved vestibular ocular reflex did not seem to reduce sway consistently during these trials

  8. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic investigation of nanocrystalline calcium silicate hydrates synthesised by reactive milling

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    Black, Leon . E-mail: l.black@shu.ac.uk; Garbev, Krassimir; Beuchle, Guenter; Stemmermann, Peter; Schild, Dieter

    2006-06-15

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) has been used to analyse a series of mechanochemically synthesised, nanocrystalline calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H). The samples, with Ca/Si ratios of 0.2 to 1.5, showed structural features of C-S-H(I). XPS analysis revealed changes in the extent of silicate polymerisation. Si 2p, Ca 2p and O 1s spectra showed that, unlike for the crystalline calcium silicate hydrate phases studied previously, there was no evidence of silicate sheets (Q{sup 3}) at low Ca/Si ratios. Si 2p and O 1s spectra indicated silicate depolymerisation, expressed by decreasing silicate chain length, with increasing C/S. In all spectra, peak narrowing was observed with increasing Ca/Si, indicating increased structural ordering. The rapid changes of the slope of FWHM of Si 2p, {delta} {sub Ca-Si} and {delta} {sub NBO-BO} as function of C/S ratio indicated a possible miscibility gap in the C-S-H-solid solution series between C/S 5/6 and 1. The modified Auger parameter ({alpha}') of nanocrystalline C-S-H decreased with increasing silicate polymerisation, a trend already observed studying crystalline C-S-H. Absolute values of {alpha}' were shifted about - 0.7 eV with respect to crystalline phases of equal C/S ratio, due to reduced crystallinity.

  9. The Cephenniini of China. VII. New species and new records of Cephennodes Reitter of Shaanxi, Gansu and Sichuan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae).

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    Jałoszyński, Paweł

    2015-10-23

    Nine new Chinese species of Cephennodes are described: C. (s. str.) intricatus sp. n. (Gansu), C. (s. str.) cryptointricatus sp. n. (Gansu), C. (s. str.) monofoveatus sp. n. (Shaanxi), C. (s. str.) pinnapes sp. n. (Sichuan), C. (s. str.) elegantissimus sp. n. (Sichuan), C. (s. str.) palpalis sp. n. (Gansu), C. (Fusionodes) corpulentus sp. n. (Sichuan), C. (Fusionodes) gutta sp. n. (Shaanxi) and C. (Fusionodes) medusa sp. n. (Sichuan). Cephennodes elegantissimus and C. palpalis are not placed in any species group within Cephennodes, while the remaining new taxa belong to the excavatus group (C. intricatus and C. cryptointricatus), the taurus group (C. monofoveatus), the inflatipes group (C. pinnapes), the graeseri group (C. gutta and C. medusa) and the newly established serratus group (C. corpulentus). Additionally, new records of previously described species are given: C. (s. str.) subcaudatus Jałoszyński (Shaanxi), C. (s. str.) parabdominalis Jałoszyński (Shaanxi) and C. (s. str.) pteroscapus Jałoszyński (Sichuan).

  10. Thermodynamics of water confined in porous calcium-silicate-hydrates.

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    Bonnaud, P A; Ji, Q; Coasne, B; Pellenq, R J-M; Van Vliet, K J

    2012-08-07

    Water within pores of cementitious materials plays a crucial role in the damage processes of cement pastes, particularly in the binding material comprising calcium-silicate-hydrates (C-S-H). Here, we employed Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulations to investigate the properties of water confined at ambient temperature within and between C-S-H nanoparticles or "grains" as a function of the relative humidity (%RH). We address the effect of water on the cohesion of cement pastes by computing fluid internal pressures within and between grains as a function of %RH and intergranular separation distance, from 1 to 10 Å. We found that, within a C-S-H grain and between C-S-H grains, pores are completely filled with water for %RH larger than 20%. While the cohesion of the cement paste is mainly driven by the calcium ions in the C-S-H, water facilitates a disjoining behavior inside a C-S-H grain. Between C-S-H grains, confined water diminishes or enhances the cohesion of the material depending on the intergranular distance. At very low %RH, the loss of water increases the cohesion within a C-S-H grain and reduces the cohesion between C-S-H grains. These findings provide insights into the behavior of C-S-H in dry or high-temperature environments, with a loss of cohesion between C-S-H grains due to the loss of water content. Such quantification provides the necessary baseline to understand cement paste damaging upon extreme thermal, mechanical, and salt-rich environments.

  11. Development of an Adaptive Vertical Coordinate Capability for Community Ocean Models

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    2002-09-30

    the thermohaline depth h_c. The s-coordinate has the simple, infinitely 1 continuous, functional form: z = zeta(1+s) + h_c s + (h-h_c)C(s), where...circulation patern of cold and warm eddies detached from the western boundary current. The separation latitude of the boundary curent shifted south of the

  12. Revealing the Effect of Irradiation on Cement Hydrates: Evidence of a Topological Self-Organization.

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    Krishnan, N M Anoop; Wang, Bu; Sant, Gaurav; Phillips, James C; Bauchy, Mathieu

    2017-09-20

    Despite the crucial role of concrete in the construction of nuclear power plants, the effects of radiation exposure (i.e., in the form of neutrons) on the calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H, i.e., the glue of concrete) remain largely unknown. Using molecular dynamics simulations, we systematically investigate the effects of irradiation on the structure of C-S-H across a range of compositions. Expectedly, although C-S-H is more resistant to irradiation than typical crystalline silicates, such as quartz, we observe that radiation exposure affects C-S-H's structural order, silicate mean chain length, and the amount of molecular water that is present in the atomic network. By topological analysis, we show that these "structural effects" arise from a self-organization of the atomic network of C-S-H upon irradiation. This topological self-organization is driven by the (initial) presence of atomic eigenstress in the C-S-H network and is facilitated by the presence of water in the network. Overall, we show that C-S-H exhibits an optimal resistance to radiation damage when its atomic network is isostatic (at Ca/Si = 1.5). Such an improved understanding of the response of C-S-H to irradiation can pave the way to the design of durable concrete for radiation applications.

  13. Mesoscopic packing of disk-like building blocks in calcium silicate hydrate

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    Yu, Zechuan; Zhou, Ao; Lau, Denvid

    2016-01-01

    At 100-nanometer length scale, the mesoscopic structure of calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) plays a critical role in determining the macroscopic material properties, such as porosity. In order to explore the mesoscopic structure of C-S-H, we employ two effective techniques, nanoindentation test and molecular dynamics simulation. Grid nanoindentation tests find different porosity of C-S-H in cement paste specimens prepared at varied water-to-cement (w/c) ratios. The w/c-ratio-induced porosity difference can be ascribed to the aspect ratio (diameter-to-thickness ratio) of disk-like C-S-H building blocks. The molecular dynamics simulation, with a mesoscopic C-S-H model, reveals 3 typical packing patterns and relates the packing density to the aspect ratio. Illustrated with disk-like C-S-H building blocks, this study provides a description of C-S-H structures in complement to spherical-particle C-S-H models at the sub-micron scale. PMID:27845376

  14. General equation for size nanocharacterization of the core-shell nanoparticles by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

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    Gillet, Jean-Numa; Meunier, Michel

    2005-05-12

    Nanocharacterization is essential for nanoengineering of new types of core-shell (c-s) nanoparticles, which can be used to design new devices for photonics, electronics, catalysis, medicine, etc. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) has been widely used to study the elemental composition of the c-s nanoparticles. However, the physical and chemical properties of a c-s nanoparticle dramatically depend on the sizes of its core and shell. We therefore propose a general equation for the XPS intensity of a c-s nanoparticle, which is based on an analytical model. With this equation, XPS can now also be used for nanocharacterization of the core and shell sizes of the c-s nanoparticles (with a diameter smaller than or equal to the XPS probing depth of approximately 10 nm). To validate the new equation with experimental XPS data, we first determine the average shell thickness of a group of c-s nanoparticles by comparing the XPS intensity of reference bare cores to that of the c-s nanoparticles. Then we study the growth kinetics of the cores and shells of another group of c-s nanoparticles where the shells are obtained by oxidation.

  15. The Use of Stories to Enhance the Inculcation of Values with Application to the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps

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    2001-06-01

    Harvard University Press, 1986), 16-19. 20Dennis Quinn, “The Narnia Books of C. S. Lewis: Fantastic or Wonderful?” Children’s Literature 12. 115-116...The Narnia Books of C. S. Lewis: Fantastic or Wonderful?” Children’s Literature 12. 115-116. Quong, T., A. Walker and P. Bodycott. “Exploring

  16. Giving Teachers Useful Feedback

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    TNTP, 2011

    2011-01-01

    A vast gulf in academic achievement separates public schools in Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods from those in its most affluent. Achievement Prep, which serves 4th-8th graders in D.C.'s impoverished 8th Ward, is an outlier. Yet in 2011, 60% of Achievement Prep's "scholars" scored proficient or advanced in reading on the DC-CAS…

  17. The Collins Center Update. Volume 12, Issue 2, January-March 2010

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    2010-03-01

    ANSI Std Z39-18 C S L C S L WAR IS WAR: CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS IN THE CONTEMPORARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Professor Dennis Murphy Director...January 27, 2010. Professor Griffard (left), VADM Dragan Samardzic, CHOD, and Dr. Nation THE COMPLEXITY OF INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY Mr. Ritchie Dion

  18. Developing Consumer/Survivor/Recovering Voice and Its Impact on Services and Research: Our Experience with the SAMHSA Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study

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    Mockus, Susan; Mars, Laura Cinq; Ovard, Dorothy Guazzo; Mazelis, Ruta; Bjelajac, Paula; Grady, Janice; LaClair, Christine; Livingston, Cardenia; Slavin, Sharon; Williams, Susan; McKinney, Jacki

    2005-01-01

    Integrating consumer/survivor/recovering (C/S/R) women in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study involved both struggles and growth. The C/S/R women and all of our professional allies, both individually and collectively, greatly enhanced the study by overcoming what earlier…

  19. Pentachlorophenol Hydroxylase: Analysis of Catalytic Abilities and Evolution of a Better Enzyme

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    2004-01-19

    391, 288-291. 4 Xun, L.; Orser, C. S. "Purification and properties of pentachlorophenol hydroxylase, a flavoprotein from Flavobacterium sp. Strain...pentachlorophenol by a Flavobacterium pentachlorophenol hydroxylase." J. Bacteriol. 1992, 174, 5745-5747. 6 Orser, C. S.; Lange, C. C. "Molecular analysis of

  20. Moderate- and Large- Deviation Probabilities in Actuarial Risk Theory,

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    1988-06-01

    Introduction to the Theory of Large Deviations, Springer-Verlag, New York. Thorin, 0. (1982), Probabilities of ruin, Scand. Actuar . Jour. 65-102. 25 *% 0 I S 0 S 3 9 I bJ\\~ S S I’ C..., S L2JI1C S ~

  1. A comparison of chitosan-silica and sodium starch glycolate as disintegrants for spheronized extruded microcrystalline cellulose pellets.

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    Goyanes, Alvaro; Souto, Consuelo; Martínez-Pacheco, Ramón

    2011-07-01

    Chitosan-silica coprecipitate (C-S) has recently been proposed as a tablet disintegrant. In this study we compared it with a 1:1 physical mixture of chitosan and silica (C/S) at the same composition as the coprecipitate, and with the widely used commercial disintegrant sodium starch glycolate (SSG), as regards to its behavior in spheronized extruded pellets of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) containing hydrochlorothiazide as a typical poorly water-soluble drug. In all three cases, possible synergism between the disintegrant (0-5%) and sorbitol (0-50%) was also evaluated. All the formulations examined exhibited appropriate morphology and had satisfactory mechanical and flow properties. Drug release depended mainly on sorbitol content, however C-S accelerated drug release at all sorbitol levels (the fastest release was from 50% sorbitol pellets with C-S, which disintegrated), whereas C/S did not vary drug release from pellets, and SSG depressed drug release, especially from 50% sorbitol pellets.

  2. Fourier Transform Interferometry

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    2009-06-18

    Q1 = £ 2 [A(C, S) cos C + B(C, S) sin C] (A-10) or, using (A-4) and remembering that Q2 = 0, G(ao,po)=[A(C,S) cosC +B(C,S)sinC] , (A-11) where A(C,S) = 2J...Csin 2po and w=-Ssinpo and expanding the cosine, we have P= r sin 2 PO[A(u,w) cosC +B(u,w)sinC] ,(C-10) where A(u, w) 2J1 cos( 1i ur 2 IJ0 (wr)r dr ,and...Abstract iii Acknowledgments v List of Illustrations ix List of Symbols Used xi 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2 . PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION 3 3. INHERENT LIMITATIONS 7 3.1

  3. Caesarean section rates in an African country.

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    De Muylder, X; Amy, J J

    1993-07-01

    The use of caesarean section (C.S.) has been analysed in the 12 hospitals of the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe during a 2-year period. Maternal mortality rate, perinatal mortality rate, low birthweight rate, percentage of high risk pregnancy, C.S. rate and instrumental delivery rate have been extracted for each hospital. The rate of C.S. delivery varied between 2.2 and 16.8 per 100 deliveries but was not correlated with the number of high-risk pregnancies. Increased use of C.S. was not linked to better perinatal results. An important determinant of the C.S. rate appears to be the physician and the ratio between the rate of instrumental deliveries (ID) and C.S. differentiated the 12 hospitals into two groups. Although there was no difference in the number of high risk patients in these two groups, outcomes were much better in the hospitals with a high ID rate than in the hospitals with a high C.S. rate, suggesting that attitudes of medical staff can influence both the mode of delivery and the perinatal outcome in a developing country.

  4. A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates.

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    Pellenq, Roland J-M; Kushima, Akihiro; Shahsavari, Rouzbeh; Van Vliet, Krystyn J; Buehler, Markus J; Yip, Sidney; Ulm, Franz-Josef

    2009-09-22

    Despite decades of studies of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H), the structurally complex binder phase of concrete, the interplay between chemical composition and density remains essentially unexplored. Together these characteristics of C-S-H define and modulate the physical and mechanical properties of this "liquid stone" gel phase. With the recent determination of the calcium/silicon (C/S = 1.7) ratio and the density of the C-S-H particle (2.6 g/cm(3)) by neutron scattering measurements, there is new urgency to the challenge of explaining these essential properties. Here we propose a molecular model of C-S-H based on a bottom-up atomistic simulation approach that considers only the chemical specificity of the system as the overriding constraint. By allowing for short silica chains distributed as monomers, dimers, and pentamers, this C-S-H archetype of a molecular description of interacting CaO, SiO2, and H2O units provides not only realistic values of the C/S ratio and the density computed by grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation of water adsorption at 300 K. The model, with a chemical composition of (CaO)(1.65)(SiO2)(H2O)(1.75), also predicts other essential structural features and fundamental physical properties amenable to experimental validation, which suggest that the C-S-H gel structure includes both glass-like short-range order and crystalline features of the mineral tobermorite. Additionally, we probe the mechanical stiffness, strength, and hydrolytic shear response of our molecular model, as compared to experimentally measured properties of C-S-H. The latter results illustrate the prospect of treating cement on equal footing with metals and ceramics in the current application of mechanism-based models and multiscale simulations to study inelastic deformation and cracking.

  5. A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates

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    Pellenq, Roland J.-M.; Kushima, Akihiro; Shahsavari, Rouzbeh; Van Vliet, Krystyn J.; Buehler, Markus J.; Yip, Sidney; Ulm, Franz-Josef

    2009-01-01

    Despite decades of studies of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H), the structurally complex binder phase of concrete, the interplay between chemical composition and density remains essentially unexplored. Together these characteristics of C-S-H define and modulate the physical and mechanical properties of this “liquid stone” gel phase. With the recent determination of the calcium/silicon (C/S = 1.7) ratio and the density of the C-S-H particle (2.6 g/cm3) by neutron scattering measurements, there is new urgency to the challenge of explaining these essential properties. Here we propose a molecular model of C-S-H based on a bottom-up atomistic simulation approach that considers only the chemical specificity of the system as the overriding constraint. By allowing for short silica chains distributed as monomers, dimers, and pentamers, this C-S-H archetype of a molecular description of interacting CaO, SiO2, and H2O units provides not only realistic values of the C/S ratio and the density computed by grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation of water adsorption at 300 K. The model, with a chemical composition of (CaO)1.65(SiO2)(H2O)1.75, also predicts other essential structural features and fundamental physical properties amenable to experimental validation, which suggest that the C-S-H gel structure includes both glass-like short-range order and crystalline features of the mineral tobermorite. Additionally, we probe the mechanical stiffness, strength, and hydrolytic shear response of our molecular model, as compared to experimentally measured properties of C-S-H. The latter results illustrate the prospect of treating cement on equal footing with metals and ceramics in the current application of mechanism-based models and multiscale simulations to study inelastic deformation and cracking. PMID:19805265

  6. Workshop on ’Recent Progress in Surface and Volume Scattering’ Held in Madrid, Spain on 14-16 September 1988

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    1988-09-16

    September 1988 D 130!U ON ST A IDstiuion -- tlmed Sponsored by: European Research Office of the US Army, C.S.I.C. and Sociedad Espaflola de Optica. A...Sponsored by: J>I~t CdesEuropean Research Office of the US Army, A.’ ’ ;~I IO rjC.S.I.C. and Sociedad Espafiola de Optica. INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON...Office of the US Army and Sociedad Espafiola de Optica. Organizer: M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Instituto de Optica, C.S.I.C., Spain. Programme committee: J. C

  7. A Case of Type 2 Youssef's Syndrome following Caesarean Section for Placenta Previa Totalis

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    Obuz, Funda

    2016-01-01

    Vesicouterine fistula is a rare type of urogenital fistulas. It is most commonly observed after cesarean section (C/S) due to iatrogenic reasons. In this article, a case of a vesicouterine fistula which developed after C/S operation is presented. This was the patient's second C/S and this time placenta previa totalis was the primary pathology. Since it is a rare complication, we found it interesting, and, in this article, this clinical problem was discussed with details about diagnosis and treatment in light of the literature. PMID:27803827

  8. Overall Features of EAST Operation Space by Using Simple Core-SOL-Divertor Model

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    Hiwatari, R.; Hatayama, A.; Zhu, Sizheng; Takizuka, T.; Tomita, Y.

    2006-01-01

    A simple Core-SOL-Divertor (C-S-D) model has been developed to investigate qualitatively the overall features of the operational space for the integrated core and edge plasma. To construct the simple C-S-D model, a simple core plasma model of ITER physics guidelines and a two-point SOL-divertor model are used. The simple C-S-D model is applied to the study of the EAST operational space with lower hybrid current drive experiments under various kinds of trade-off for the basic plasma parameters. Effective methods for extending the operational space are also presented. From this study for the EAST operational space, it is evident that the C-S-D model is a useful tool for understanding qualitatively the overall features of the plasma operational space.

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  11. Fracture toughness of calcium-silicate-hydrate from molecular dynamics simulations

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    Bauchy, M.; Laubie, H.; Abdolhosseini Qomi, M. J.; Hoover, C. G.; Ulm, F.-J.; Pellenq, R. J.-M.

    2015-07-01

    Cement is the most widely used manufacturing material in the world and improving its toughness would allow for the design of slender infrastructure, requiring less material. To this end, we investigate by means of molecular dynamics simulations the fracture of calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H), the binding phase of cement, responsible for its mechanical properties. For the first time, we report values of the fracture toughness, critical energy release rate, and surface energy of C-S-H grains. This allows us to discuss the brittleness of the material at the atomic scale. We show that, at this scale, C-S-H breaks in a ductile way, which prevents from using methods based on linear elastic fracture mechanics. Knowledge of the fracture properties of C-S-H at the nanoscale opens the way for an upscaling approach to the design of tougher cement.

  12. The extract of Cordyceps sinensis inhibited airway inflammation by blocking NF-κB activity.

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    Chiou, Ya-Ling; Lin, Ching-Yuang

    2012-06-01

    Aiming the extract of Cordyceps sinensis significantly inhibits airway inflammation, airway hyperresponsiveness, and the infiltration of eosinophils in the airway of rats and may be related to the modulation of T helper (Th)1 and Th2 cells functions. The mechanisms of C. sinensis involved in modulation of suppression inflammation are not yet determined. In this study, the mechanism involved in the extract of C. sinensis-C.S.3-modulated suppression of inflammation was investigated in vivo and in vitro systems. The results showed that C.S.3 reduced airway inflammation in ovalbumin-induced allergic mice. Furthermore, we found C.S.3 could decrease extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 signaling pathway to suppress activity of nuclear factor-κB in lung cells and cultured airway smooth muscle cells. Conclusion C.S.3 may provide clinical applications for asthma in the future.

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  14. The Copper-nicotinamide complex: sustainable applications in coupling and cycloaddition reactions

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    Crystalline copper (II)-nicotinamide complex, synthesized via simple mixing of copper chloride and nicotinamide solution at room temperature, catalyzes the C-S, C-N bond forming and cycloaddition reactions under a variety of sustainable reaction conditions.

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  3. What Are the Treatments for Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?

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  6. The Copper-nicotinamide complex: sustainable applications in coupling and cycloaddition reactions

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    Crystalline copper (II)-nicotinamide complex, synthesized via simple mixing of copper chloride and nicotinamide solution at room temperature, catalyzes the C-S, C-N bond forming and cycloaddition reactions under a variety of sustainable reaction conditions.

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  10. Silicon/Carbon Anodes with One-Dimensional Pore Structure for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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    2013-08-31

    Connected by Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Sodium Ion Battery Cathodes, Nano Letters 12, 5664, 2012. ( § equal contribution)  Chao Luo,§ Yunhua...is superior to that of those conductive additive-incorporated iron oxide anodes, such as amorphous carbon , graphene as well as carbon nanotubes ...electrochemical performance. The C/S composite cathodes were prepared by mixing C/S powders with carbon black and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC

  11. Behavior Analysis of Confined Microsocieties in a Programmed Environment.

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    1983-02-01

    Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior , 1978, 10, 243-253. Bernstein, I.S., Rose, R.N...programmed environment. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior , 1978, 29, 319-329. Emurian, H.H., Bigelow, G.E., Brady, J.V., and Enurian, C.S... of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior , 25 (3): 293-302, 1976. Emurian, H.H., Emurian, C.S., Schnier, F.R., and

  12. Searching for natural lineages within the Cerylonid Series (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea).

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    Robertson, James A; Whiting, Michael F; McHugh, Joseph V

    2008-01-01

    Phylogenetic relationships within the diverse beetle superfamily Cucujoidea are poorly known. The Cerylonid Series (C.S.) is the largest of all proposed superfamilial cucujoid groups, comprising eight families and representing most of the known cucujoid species diversity. The monophyly of the C.S., however, has never been formally tested and the higher-level relationships among and within the constituent families remain equivocal. Here we present a phylogenetic study based on 18S and 28S rDNA for 16 outgroup taxa and 61 C.S. ingroup taxa, representing seven of the eight C.S. families and 20 of 39 subfamilies. We test the monophyly of the C.S., investigate the relationships among the C.S. families, and test the monophyly of the constituent families and subfamilies. Phylogenetic reconstruction of the combined data was achieved via standard static alignment parsimony analyses, Direct Optimization using parsimony, and partitioned Bayesian analysis. All three analyses support the paraphyly of Cucujoidea with respect to Tenebrionoidea and confirm the monophyly of the C.S. The C.S. families Bothrideridae, Cerylonidae, Discolomatidae, Coccinellidae and Corylophidae are supported as monophyletic in all analyses. Only the Bayesian analysis recovers a monophyletic Latridiidae. Endomychidae is recovered as polyphyletic in all analyses. Of the 14 subfamilies with multiple terminals in this study, 11 were supported as monophyletic. The corylophid subfamily Corylophinae and the coccinellid subfamilies Chilocorinae and Scymninae are recovered as paraphyletic. A sister grouping of Anamorphinae+Corylophidae is supported in all analyses. Other taxonomic implications are discussed in light of our results.

  13. Preformulation and Formulation of Investigational New Drugs

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    1985-07-01

    tetrahydrofuran, UV grade (Burdick and Jackson); I- octane-sulfonic acid, sodium salt (Eastman Kodak); glacial acetic acid, A.C.S., methyl paraben ...600C. Internal Standard. The stock solution was prepared by dissolving 16 mg of methyl paraben in 2-3 mL of methanol and bringing up to a volume of 1000...UV grade (MCB); 1-octanesulfonic acid, sodium salt (Eastman Kodak); hydroxylamine HC1, (Sigma); g1acial acetic acid, A.C.S,, methyl paraben , sodium

  14. Transfer of sulfur: from simple to diverse.

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    Liu, Hui; Jiang, Xuefeng

    2013-11-01

    The introduction of sulfur atoms onto target molecules is an important area in organic synthesis, in particular in the synthesis of pharmaceutical compounds, and a wide variety of sulfuration agents have been developed for thionation reactions over the past few decades. In this Focus Review, we collect and summarize the C-S bond-formation reactions that have been used to construct C-S bonds in natural products and pharmaceutical compounds.

  15. Natural Attenuation of Fuel Hydrocarbons Performance and Cost Results from Multiple Air Force Demonstration Sites

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    1999-10-01

    of LTM plans. One site had sufficiently complex hydrogeology to warrant the construction of a three-dimensional (3-D) numerical model using MODFLOW ...ST-C 3 14 9 285 18 77.4 Eglin AFB, FL POL Facility F-C/S, C, Peat F-C/S 0 4 6 4380 263 657 Ellsworth, SD Area D G, ST-C G 7.5 24 9 146 5 76

  16. Magnetostatic Waves-Based Integrated Optic Bragg Cell Modules With Applications To RF Signal Processing

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    1992-06-30

    magnetooptic (MO) interactions between guided-optical waves (GOW) and magnetostatic waves (MSW) in Yttrium Iron Garnet- Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (YIG...Yittrium Iron Garnet- Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Waveguide," Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol.47, pp.651-654, 1985. [4] C.S. Tsai, "Guided-wave Acoustooptic Bragg...5] D. Young and C.S. Tsai, "GHz Bandwidth Magneto-Optic Interaction in Yittrium Iron Garnet- Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Using Magnetostatic Forward

  17. Desert Studies - A Global View

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    1985-08-23

    Exploration, Dec. 6-10, 1982, Ft. Worth, TX, p. 39-40. 1983: 2 abs. published, 2 papers submitted for publication Breed, C. S., 1983, Subsurface imaging with...2-10 (in Chinese). Elachi, C., Roth, L. E., and Schaber, G. G., 1984, Spaceborne radar subsurface imaging in hyperarid regions, 1984: IEEE...are 55) km o. 18t BIBLIOGRAPHY (CITED REFERENCES) Breed, C. S., 1983, Subsurface imaging with SIR-A in the Egyptian Desert (abs.): Summaries, 17th

  18. Fort Bragg Old Post Historic District Landscape Report

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    2011-01-01

    thorns. Non-Native Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky Coffee Tree Height: 60-75 ft Oval with coarse branch- ing Poor yellow fall color. Native Liriodendron...Alll1dmia g.!janlea Sw~chcane W-0/F.S M,P,CP C,S,L Panicum wgatum S~chgrass MIF.P M,P,CP C,S,L Soil nnsture: w = wet; M = moist ; D = dry: Scrghastrum nutans

  19. Vegetable Drying in Two Novel Food Dryers.

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    1994-11-01

    TECHNICAL REPORT AD NATICK/TR-95/008 VEGETABLE DRYING IN TWO NOVEL FOOD DRYERS by Joseph Cohen, Christopher Rees, Linnea Hallberg, and Tom C.S. Yang...VEGETABLE DRYING IN TWO NOVEL FOOD DRYERS 6. AUTHOR(S) FTBB 1313 PR: ID:TB-PST Joseph Cohen, Christopher Rees, Linnea Hallberg, and Tom C.S. Yan__ 7...up from the laboratory to large commercial units. ( Priestley , 1962). The technique involves levitating particulate solids in an upward-flowing gas

  20. A sorption model for alkalis in cement-based materials - Correlations with solubility and electrokinetic properties

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    Henocq, Pierre

    2017-06-01

    In cement-based materials, radionuclide uptake is mainly controlled by calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H). This work presents an approach for defining a unique set of parameters of a surface complexation model describing the sorption behavior of alkali ions on the C-S-H surface. Alkali sorption processes are modeled using the CD-MUSIC function integrated in the Phreeqc V.3.0.6 geochemical code. Parameterization of the model was performed based on (1) retention, (2) zeta potential, and (3) solubility experimental data from the literature. This paper shows an application of this model to sodium ions. It was shown that retention, i.e. surface interactions, and solubility are closely related, and a consistent sorption model for radionuclides in cement-based materials requires a coupled surface interaction/chemical equilibrium model. In case of C-S-H with low calcium-to-silicon ratios, sorption of sodium ions on the C-S-H surface strongly influences the chemical equilibrium of the C-S-H + NaCl system by significantly increasing the aqueous calcium concentration. The close relationship between sorption and chemical equilibrium was successfully illustrated by modeling the effect of the solid-to-liquid ratio on the calcium content in solution in the case of C-S-H + NaCl systems.

  1. Some effects of procaine at the toad end-plate are not consistent with a simple channel-blocking model.

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    Gage, P W; Wachtel, R E

    1984-01-01

    Miniature end-plate currents (m.e.p.c.s) were recorded extracellularly from toad sartorius muscle fibres exposed to solutions containing procaine at pH 5.4, 7.4 and 9.9. The decay phase of m.e.p.c.s was analysed to determine whether the effects of procaine were consistent with a sequential channel-blocking model. Averaged m.e.p.c.s measured in the presence of procaine were biphasic, decaying as the sum of two exponential components. However, about 10-15% of m.e.p.c.s decayed as single exponentials and were not biphasic. At pH 9.9 the relative amplitudes of the fast and slow phases were generally consistent with the decay time constants, according to the predictions of the blocking model. Such a correlation was not found at pH 5.4 or 7.4. In addition, the rate of decay of m.e.p.c.s at pH 5.4 did not increase as predicted with procaine concentration. These results demonstrate that the sequential blocking model is unable to account for all of the effects of procaine on m.e.p.c. decay. In addition, the finding that some m.e.p.c.s are single exponentials, while most are biphasic, suggests a heterogeneity of receptor-channel complexes. PMID:6321718

  2. Composition and density of nanoscale calcium-silicate-hydrate in cement

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    Allen, Andrew J; Thomas, Jeffrey J; Jennings, Hamlin M

    2009-08-26

    Although Portland cement concrete is the world's most widely used manufactured material, basic questions persist regarding its internal structure and water content, and their effect on concrete behaviour. Here, for the first time without recourse to drying methods, we measure the composition and solid density of the principal binding reaction product of cement hydration, calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) gel, one of the most complex of all gels. We also quantify a nanoscale calcium hydroxide phase that coexists with C-S-H gel. By combining small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering data, and by exploiting the hydrogen/deuterium neutron isotope effect both in water and methanol, we determine the mean formula and mass density of the nanoscale C-S-H gel particles in hydrating cement. We show that the formula, (CaO){sub 1.7}(SiO{sub 2})(H{sub 2}O){sub 1.80}, and density, 2.604 Mg m{sup -3}, differ from previous values for C-S-H gel, associated with specific drying conditions. Whereas previous studies have classified water within C-S-H gel by how tightly it is bound, in this study we classify water by its location - with implications for defining the chemically active (C-S-H) surface area within cement, and for predicting concrete properties.

  3. Composition and density of nanoscale calcium-silicate-hydrate in cement

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    Allen, Andrew J.; Thomas, Jeffrey J.; Jennings, Hamlin M.

    2007-04-01

    Although Portland cement concrete is the world's most widely used manufactured material, basic questions persist regarding its internal structure and water content, and their effect on concrete behaviour. Here, for the first time without recourse to drying methods, we measure the composition and solid density of the principal binding reaction product of cement hydration, calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) gel, one of the most complex of all gels. We also quantify a nanoscale calcium hydroxide phase that coexists with C-S-H gel. By combining small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering data, and by exploiting the hydrogen/deuterium neutron isotope effect both in water and methanol, we determine the mean formula and mass density of the nanoscale C-S-H gel particles in hydrating cement. We show that the formula, (CaO)1.7(SiO2)(H2O)1.80, and density, 2.604Mgm-3, differ from previous values for C-S-H gel, associated with specific drying conditions. Whereas previous studies have classified water within C-S-H gel by how tightly it is bound, in this study we classify water by its location-with implications for defining the chemically active (C-S-H) surface area within cement, and for predicting concrete properties.

  4. Metronomic chemotherapy following the maximum tolerated dose is an effective anti-tumour therapy affecting angiogenesis, tumour dissemination and cancer stem cells.

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    Vives, Marta; Ginestà, Mireia M; Gracova, Kristina; Graupera, Mariona; Casanovas, Oriol; Capellà, Gabriel; Serrano, Teresa; Laquente, Berta; Viñals, Francesc

    2013-11-15

    In this article, the effectiveness of a multi-targeted chemo-switch (C-S) schedule that combines metronomic chemotherapy (MET) after treatment with the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is reported. This schedule was tested with gemcitabine in two distinct human pancreatic adenocarcinoma orthotopic models and with cyclophosphamide in an orthotopic ovarian cancer model. In both models, the C-S schedule had the most favourable effect, achieving at least 80% tumour growth inhibition without increased toxicity. Moreover, in the pancreatic cancer model, although peritoneal metastases were observed in control and MTD groups, no dissemination was observed in the MET and C-S groups. C-S treatment caused a decrease in angiogenesis, and its effect on tumour growth was similar to that produced by the MTD followed by anti-angiogenic DC101 treatment. C-S treatment combined an increase in thrombospondin-1 expression with a decrease in the number of CD133+ cancer cells and triple-positive CD133+/CD44+/CD24+ cancer stem cells (CSCs). These findings confirm that the C-S schedule is a challenging clinical strategy with demonstrable inhibitory effects on tumour dissemination, angiogenesis and CSCs. Copyright © 2013 UICC.

  5. Factors affecting the rates of caesarean sections in cases with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) at term.

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    Namli Kalem, Muberra; Köşüş, Aydın; Kamalak, Zeynep; Köşüş, Nermin; Kalem, Ziya

    2017-07-01

    The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the factors affecting the rates of caesarean section in cases with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in term pregnancies. Eighty-two term PROM patients who presented to Turgut Ozal University and Erzurum Nene Hatun Hospitals between 2012 and 2014 were included. The effects of demographics, nulliparity, active-latent phase durations, presence of meconium and chorioamnionitis, requirement of oxytocin and cervical dilation at the initial examination on C/S rates were assessed. The C/S rates were changed with the duration of active period and the duration of latent period. It was found that the presence of cervical dilation at the initial examination significantly reduced the risk for progress to C/S at a rate of 87.5%. C/S rates did not change with other variables. We conclude that the factors increasing the risk for C/S in PROM at term group are not different from the non-term PROM. Impact statement The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the factors affecting the rates of caesarean section (C/S) in cases with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in term pregnancies. The C/S rates were changed with the duration of active period and the duration of latent period. It was found that the presence of cervical dilation at the initial examination significantly reduced the risk for progress to C/S at a rate of 87.5%. We conclude that the factors increasing the risk for C/S in PROM at term group, are not different from the non-term PROM groups. Currently, the PROM is considered the start of a pathological process in both term and preterm pregnancies and also considered to increase the rates of caesarean sections. Studies on the management of PROM at term have concentrated rather on whether to intervene for accelerating the labour or spontaneous monitorisation. As found by the studies like this one in the literature, the factors having an impact on C/S rates in the cases of PROM at term are similar to

  6. Factors in cerebrospinal fluid from goats that affect sleep and activity in rats*

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    Fencl, V.; Koski, G.; Pappenheimer, J. R.

    1971-01-01

    1. Intraventricular infusion in the rat of 0·1 ml. cerebrospinal fluid (c.s.f.) from sleep-deprived goats increases the duration of sleep (measured by e.e.g.) and decreases locomotor activity (measured photo-electrically) for at least 6 hr subsequent to the infusion. Subarachnoid infusions are ineffective. 2. C.s.f. from control and sleep-deprived goats was fractionated by ultrafiltration through molecular sieves. The sleep-promoting Factor S is found in the low molecular weight fraction (mol. wt. < 500) of c.s.f. from sleep-deprived but not from control goats. 3. The concentration of Factor S in c.s.f. increases progressively during the first 48 hr of sleep deprivation. 4. The sleep promoting effects of Factor S cannot be duplicated by serotonin, 4-OH-butyrate, butyrolactone, GABA (γ-amino butyric acid), glutamic acid or 3′,5′-cyclic AMP when these substances are added to control fluids in concentrations up to 10 times greater than those found in normal c.s.f. 5. Intraventricular or subarchnoid infusion in the rat of 0·1 ml. proteinfree c.s.f. containing molecules in the mol. wt. range of 500-10,000 at 10-30 × normal concentration causes hyperactivity which persists for several days and nights following the infusion. The excitatory material, probably a peptide, is present in c.s.f. from both control and sleep-deprived goats. 6. The properties of Factor S suggest that it may play a role in the normal regulation of sleep and wakefulness. PMID:4327693

  7. Rapid divergence and postglacial colonization in western North American Steller's jays (Cyanocitta stelleri).

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    Burg, Theresa M; Gaston, Anthony J; Winker, Kevin; Friesen, Vicki L

    2005-10-01

    Post-Pleistocene avian colonization of deglaciated North America occurred from multiple refugia, including a coastal refugium in the northwest. The location of a Pacific Coastal refugium is controversial; however, multiple lines of evidence suggest that it was located near the Queen Charlotte Islands (also known as Haida Gwaii). The Queen Charlotte Islands contain a disproportionately large number of endemic plants and animals including the Steller's jay Cyanocitta stelleri carlottae. Using five highly variable microsatellite markers, we studied population structure among eight populations of Steller's jay (N = 150) from geographical areas representing three subspecies in western North America: C. s. carlottae, C. s. stelleri and C. s. annectens. Microsatellite analyses revealed genetic differentiation between each of the three subspecies, although more extensive sampling of additional C. s. annectens populations is needed to clarify the level of subspecies differentiation. High levels of population structure were found among C. s. stelleri populations with significant differences in all but two pairwise comparisons. A significant isolation by distance pattern was observed amongst populations in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In the C. s. carlottae population, there was evidence of reduced genetic variation, higher number of private alleles than northern C. s. stelleri populations and higher levels of divergence between Queen Charlotte Island and other populations. We were unable to reject the hypothesis that the Queen Charlotte Islands served as a refugium during the Pleistocene. Steller's jay may have colonized the Queen Charlotte Islands near the end of the last glaciation or persisted throughout the Pleistocene, and this subspecies may thus represent a glacial relic. The larger number of private alleles, despite reduced genetic variation, morphological distinctiveness and high divergence from other populations suggests that the Queen Charlotte Island

  8. Characterization and machine learning prediction of allele-specific DNA methylation.

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    He, Jianlin; Sun, Ming-an; Wang, Zhong; Wang, Qianfei; Li, Qing; Xie, Hehuang

    2015-12-01

    A large collection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) has been identified in the human genome. Currently, the epigenetic influences of SNPs on their neighboring CpG sites remain elusive. A growing body of evidence suggests that locus-specific information, including genomic features and local epigenetic state, may play important roles in the epigenetic readout of SNPs. In this study, we made use of mouse methylomes with known SNPs to develop statistical models for the prediction of SNP associated allele-specific DNA methylation (ASM). ASM has been classified into parent-of-origin dependent ASM (P-ASM) and sequence-dependent ASM (S-ASM), which comprises scattered-S-ASM (sS-ASM) and clustered-S-ASM (cS-ASM). We found that P-ASM and cS-ASM CpG sites are both enriched in CpG rich regions, promoters and exons, while sS-ASM CpG sites are enriched in simple repeat and regions with high frequent SNP occurrence. Using Lasso-grouped Logistic Regression (LGLR), we selected 21 out of 282 genomic and methylation related features that are powerful in distinguishing cS-ASM CpG sites and trained the classifiers with machine learning techniques. Based on 5-fold cross-validation, the logistic regression classifier was found to be the best for cS-ASM prediction with an ACC of 0.77, an AUC of 0.84 and an MCC of 0.54. Lastly, we applied the logistic regression classifier on human brain methylome and predicted 608 genes associated with cS-ASM. Gene ontology term enrichment analysis indicated that these cS-ASM associated genes are significantly enriched in the category coding for transcripts with alternative splicing forms. In summary, this study provided an analytical procedure for cS-ASM prediction and shed new light on the understanding of different types of ASM events.

  9. Characterizing human skin blood flow regulation in response to different local skin temperature perturbations.

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    Wu, Y; Nieuwenhoff, M D; Huygen, F J P M; van der Helm, F C T; Niehof, S; Schouten, A C

    2017-05-01

    Small nerve fibers regulate local skin blood flow in response to local thermal perturbations. Small nerve fiber function is difficult to assess with classical neurophysiological tests. In this study, a vasomotor response model in combination with a heating protocol was developed to quantitatively characterize the control mechanism of small nerve fibers in regulating skin blood flow in response to local thermal perturbation. The skin of healthy subjects' hand dorsum (n=8) was heated to 42°C with an infrared lamp, and then naturally cooled down. The distance between the lamp and the hand was set to three different levels in order to change the irradiation intensity on the skin and implement three different skin temperature rise rates (0.03°C/s, 0.02°C/s and 0.01°C/s). A laser Doppler imager (LDI) and a thermographic video camera recorded the temporal profile of the skin blood flow and the skin temperature, respectively. The relationship between the skin blood flow and the skin temperature was characterized by a vasomotor response model. The model fitted the skin blood flow response well with a variance accounted for (VAF) between 78% and 99%. The model parameters suggested a similar mechanism for the skin blood flow regulation with the thermal perturbations at 0.03°C/s and 0.02°C/s. But there was an accelerated skin vasoconstriction after a slow heating (0.01°C/s) (p-value<0.05). An attenuation of the skin vasodilation was also observed in four out of the seven subjects during the slow heating (0.01°C/s). Our method provides a promising way to quantitatively assess the function of small nerve fibers non-invasively and non-contact. Copyright © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. The effect of sodium chloride on the dissolution of calcium silicate hydrate gels

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    Hill, J. . E-mail: joanne.hill@nirex.co.uk; Harris, A.W.; Manning, M.; Chambers, A.; Swanton, S.W.

    2006-07-01

    The use of cement based materials will be widespread in the long-term management of radioactive materials in the United Kingdom. One of the applications could be the Nirex reference vault backfill (NRVB) as an engineered barrier within a deep geological repository. NRVB confers alkaline conditions, which would provide a robust chemical barrier through the control of the solubility of some key radionuclides, enhanced sorption and minimised corrosion of steel containers. An understanding of the dissolution of C-S-H gels in cement under the appropriate conditions (e.g., saline groundwaters) is necessary to demonstrate the expected evolution of the chemistry over time and to provide sufficient cement to buffer the porewater conditions for the required time. A programme of experimental work has been undertaken to investigate C-S-H gel dissolution behaviour in sodium chloride solutions and the effect of calcium/silicon ratio (C/S), temperature and cation type on this behaviour. Reductions in calcium concentration and pH values were observed with samples equilibrated at 45 deg. C compared to those prepared at 25 deg. C. The effect of salt cation type on salt-concentration dependence of the dissolution of C-S-H gels was investigated by the addition of lithium or potassium chloride in place of sodium chloride for gels with a C/S of 1.0 and 1.8. With a C/S of 1.0, similar increases in dissolved calcium concentration with increasing ionic strength were recorded for the different salts. However, at a C/S of 1.8, anomalously high calcium concentrations were observed in the presence of lithium.

  11. The effect of sodium chloride on the dissolution of calcium silicate hydrate gels.

    PubMed

    Hill, J; Harris, A W; Manning, M; Chambers, A; Swanton, S W

    2006-01-01

    The use of cement based materials will be widespread in the long-term management of radioactive materials in the United Kingdom. One of the applications could be the Nirex reference vault backfill (NRVB) as an engineered barrier within a deep geological repository. NRVB confers alkaline conditions, which would provide a robust chemical barrier through the control of the solubility of some key radionuclides, enhanced sorption and minimised corrosion of steel containers. An understanding of the dissolution of C-S-H gels in cement under the appropriate conditions (e.g., saline groundwaters) is necessary to demonstrate the expected evolution of the chemistry over time and to provide sufficient cement to buffer the porewater conditions for the required time. A programme of experimental work has been undertaken to investigate C-S-H gel dissolution behaviour in sodium chloride solutions and the effect of calcium/silicon ratio (C/S), temperature and cation type on this behaviour. Reductions in calcium concentration and pH values were observed with samples equilibrated at 45 degrees C compared to those prepared at 25 degrees C. The effect of salt cation type on salt-concentration dependence of the dissolution of C-S-H gels was investigated by the addition of lithium or potassium chloride in place of sodium chloride for gels with a C/S of 1.0 and 1.8. With a C/S of 1.0, similar increases in dissolved calcium concentration with increasing ionic strength were recorded for the different salts. However, at a C/S of 1.8, anomalously high calcium concentrations were observed in the presence of lithium.

  12. Factors affecting the sporulation capacity during long-term storage of the aphid-pathogenic fungus Pandora neoaphidis grown on broomcorn millet.

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    Feng, Ming-Guang; Hua, Li

    2005-04-15

    Aphid-pathogenic fungus, Pandora neoaphidis, grown on broomcorn millet possesses greater sporulation capacity (C(s)) than aphid cadavers. The most sporulating cultures (32.0x10(4) spores millet(-1) grain) with water content (C(w)) of 48.7% were prepared by incubation at 20 degrees C for 15 days and used to study the effect of temperature and humidity on C(s) during long-term storage. Cultures were sealed with paper to retain ambient humidity, with parafilm for saturated humidity, or kept in 85% and 98% RH chambers. The C(w) and C(s) were monitored during 200-day storage at 5-20 degrees C. The paper-sealed cultures at 5 degrees C, associated with 21-25% of C(w), were best preserved and their 120-day C(s) was similar to that of the fresh cadavers. Consistently or variably high RH at 5 degrees C resulted in significantly higher C(w) and lower C(s) despite longer viability. The regimes at 10 degrees C preserved the cultures for 40 days. The observations fit well to the logistic model C(s)=35.28/{1+exp[-2.36+(-0.003C(w)+0.001C(w)T)t]} (r(2)=0.95) for all regimes of temperature (T) or C(s)=35.55/[1+exp(-2.33+0.001C(w)t)] (r(2)=0.93) at 5 degrees C only. The rate of decline of C(s) of -0.003C(w)+0.001C(w)T or 0.001 C(w) over days (t) highlights the primary effect of C(w). The daily C(s)-decline rates obtained for the best-stored cultures and air-dried cadavers stored at 5 degrees C were surprisingly identical. The results suggest a possible cheap method for preparing and storing large quantities of P. neoaphiodis inocula.

  13. In Situ Soft X-ray Spectromicroscopy of Early Tricalcium Silicate Hydration.

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    Bae, Sungchul; Kanematsu, Manabu; Hernández-Cruz, Daniel; Moon, Juhyuk; Kilcoyne, David; Monteiro, Paulo J M

    2016-12-01

    The understanding and control of early hydration of tricalcium silicate (C₃S) is of great importance to cement science and concrete technology. However, traditional characterization methods are incapable of providing morphological and spectroscopic information about in situ hydration at the nanoscale. Using soft X-ray spectromicroscopy, we report the changes in morphology and molecular structure of C₃S at an early stage of hydration. In situ C₃S hydration in a wet cell, beginning with induction (~1 h) and acceleration (~4 h) periods of up to ~8 h, was studied and compared with ex situ measurements in the deceleration period after 15 h of curing. Analysis of the near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure showed that the Ca binding energy and energy splitting of C₃S changed rapidly in the early age of hydration and exhibited values similar to calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H). The formation of C-S-H nanoseeds in the C₃S solution and the development of a fibrillar C-S-H morphology on the C₃S surface were visualized. Following this, silicate polymerization accompanied by C-S-H precipitation produced chemical shifts in the peaks of the main Si K edge and in multiple scattering. However, the silicate polymerization process did not significantly affect the Ca binding energy of C-S-H.

  14. Microstructure and physical properties of steel-ladle purging plug refractory materials

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    Long, Bin; Xu, Gui-ying; Andreas, Buhr

    2017-02-01

    Three different castables were prepared as steel-ladle purging-plug refractory materials: corundum-based low-cement castable (C-LCC), corundum-spinel-based low-cement castable (C-S-LCC), and no-cement corundum-spinel castable (C-S-NCC) (hydratable alumina ρ-Al2O3 bonded). The properties of these castables were characterized with regard to water demand/flow ability, cold crushing strength (CCS), cold modulus of rupture (CMoR), permanent linear change (PLC), apparent porosity, and hot modulus of rupture (HMoR). The results show the CCS/CMoR and HMoR of C-LCC and C-S-LCC are greater than those of the castable C-S-NCC. According to the microstructure analysis, the sintering effect and the bonding type of the matrix material differ among the three castables. The calcium hexaluminate (CA6) phase in the matrix of C-LCC enhances the cold and hot mechanical strengths. In the case of C-S-LCC, the CA6 and 2CaO·2MgO·14Al2O3 (C2M2A14) ternary phases generated from the matrix can greatly increase the cold and hot mechanical strengths. In the case of the no-cement castable, sintering becomes difficult, resulting in a lower mechanical strength.

  15. Sedimentation stability and aging of aqueous dispersions of Laponite in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide.

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    Savenko, V; Bulavin, L; Rawiso, M; Loginov, M; Vorobiev, E; Lebovka, N I

    2013-11-01

    This work discusses the sedimentation stability and aging of aqueous suspensions of Laponite in the presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The concentration of Laponite was fixed at a constant level C(l)=2%wt, which corresponds to the threshold between equilibrium gel IG(1) and glass IG(2) states. The concentration of CTAB C(s) was within 0-0.3 %wt. In the presence of CTAB, the Laponite aqueous suspensions were unstable against sedimentation and separated into the upper and bottom layers (U and B layers, respectively). The dynamic light-scattering technique has revealed that addition of CTAB even at a rather small concentration, C(s)=0.0164 %wt (0.03 cation exchange capacity), induced noticeable changes in the aging dynamics of the U layer. It was explained by equilibration of CTAB molecules that were initially nonuniformly distributed between different Laponite particles. Accelerated stability analysis by means of analytical centrifugation with rotor speed ω=500-4000 rpm revealed three sedimentation regimes: continuous (I, C(s)<0.14 %wt), zonelike (II, 0.14<C(s)<0.2%wt), and gel-like (III, C(s)>0.2%wt). It was demonstrated that the B layer was "soft" in the zonelike regime. The increase of ω resulted in its supplementary compressing and collapse of "soft" sediment above certain critical centrifugal acceleration. The physical nature of the observed behavior, accounting for enhancement of hydrophobic interactions between Laponite particles, is discussed.

  16. A new cumulene diiron complex related to the active site of Fe-only hydrogenases and its phosphine substituted derivatives: synthesis, electrochemistry and structural characterization.

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    Wen, Na; Xu, Fenfen; Feng, Yanan; Du, Shaowu

    2011-09-01

    A new cumulene diiron complex related to the Fe-only hydrogenase active site [(μ-SCH(2)C(S)CCH(2))Fe(2)(CO)(6)] (1) was obtained by treatment of (μ-LiS)(2)Fe(2)(CO)(6) with excess 1,4-dichloro-2-butyne. By controllable CO displacement of 1 with PPh(3) and bis(diphenylphosphino)methane (dppm), mono- and di-substituted complexes, namely [(μ-SCH(2)C(S)CCH(2))Fe(2)(CO)(5)L] (2: L=PPh(3); 3: L=dppm) and [(μ-SCH(2)C(S)CCH(2))Fe(2)(CO)(4)L(2)] (4: L=PPh(3); 5: L=dppm) could be prepared in moderate yields. Treatment of 1 with bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane (dppe) afforded a double butterfly complex [(μ-SCH(2)C(S)CCH(2))Fe(2)(CO)(5)](2)(μ-dppe) (7). With dppm in refluxing toluene, a dppm-bridged complex [(μ-SCH(2)C(S)CCH(2))Fe(2)(CO)(4)(μ-dppm)] (6) was obtained. These model complexes were characterized by IR, (1)H, (31)P NMR spectra and the molecular structures of 1, 2 and 5-7 were determined by single crystal X-ray analyses. The electrochemistry of 1-3 was studied and the electrocatalytic property of 1 was investigated for proton reduction in the presence of HOAc. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. Sound Speed of Primordial Fluctuations in Supergravity Inflation.

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    Hetz, Alexander; Palma, Gonzalo A

    2016-09-02

    We study the realization of slow-roll inflation in N=1 supergravities where inflation is the result of the evolution of a single chiral field. When there is only one flat direction in field space, it is possible to derive a single-field effective field theory parametrized by the sound speed c_{s} at which curvature perturbations propagate during inflation. The value of c_{s} is determined by the rate of bend of the inflationary path resulting from the shape of the F-term potential. We show that c_{s} must respect an inequality that involves the curvature tensor of the Kähler manifold underlying supergravity, and the ratio M/H between the mass M of fluctuations ortogonal to the inflationary path, and the Hubble expansion rate H. This inequality provides a powerful link between observational constraints on primordial non-Gaussianity and information about the N=1 supergravity responsible for inflation. In particular, the inequality does not allow for suppressed values of c_{s} (values smaller than c_{s}∼0.4) unless (a) the ratio M/H is of order 1 or smaller, and (b) the fluctuations of mass M affect the propagation of curvature perturbations by inducing on them a nonlinear dispersion relation during horizon crossing. Therefore, if large non-Gaussianity is observed, supergravity models of inflation would be severely constrained.

  18. In vitro activity of five quinolones and analysis of the quinolone resistance-determining regions of gyrA, gyrB, parC, and parE in Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum clinical isolates from perinatal patients in Japan.

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    Kawai, Yasuhiro; Nakura, Yukiko; Wakimoto, Tetsu; Nomiyama, Makoto; Tokuda, Tsugumichi; Takayanagi, Toshimitsu; Shiraishi, Jun; Wasada, Kenshi; Kitajima, Hiroyuki; Fujita, Tomio; Nakayama, Masahiro; Mitsuda, Nobuaki; Nakanishi, Isao; Takeuchi, Makoto; Yanagihara, Itaru

    2015-04-01

    Ureaplasma spp. cause several disorders, such as nongonococcal urethritis, miscarriage, and preterm delivery with lung infections in neonates, characterized by pathological chorioamnionitis in the placenta. Although reports on antibiotic resistance in Ureaplasma are on the rise, reports on quinolone-resistant Ureaplasma infections in Japan are limited. The purpose of this study was to determine susceptibilities to five quinolones of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum isolated from perinatal samples in Japan and to characterize the quinolone resistance-determining regions in the gyrA, gyrB, parC, and parE genes. Out of 28 clinical Ureaplasma strains, we isolated 9 with high MICs of quinolones and found a single parC gene mutation, resulting in the change S83L. Among 158 samples, the ParC S83L mutation was found in 37 samples (23.4%), including 1 sample harboring a ParC S83L-GyrB P462S double mutant. Novel mutations of ureaplasmal ParC (S83W and S84P) were independently found in one of the samples. Homology modeling of the ParC S83W mutant suggested steric hindrance of the quinolone-binding pocket (QBP), and de novo prediction of peptide structures revealed that the ParC S84P may break/kink the formation of the α4 helix in the QBP. Further investigations are required to unravel the extent and mechanism of antibiotic resistance of Ureaplasma spp. in Japan.

  19. Effect of Austenite Deformation and Continuous Cooling on Microstructure Evolution in a Pipeline Steel

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    Zhao, H.; Gray, J. M.; Palmiere, E. J.

    The effect of austenite deformation and continuous cooling on the evolution of microstructure in a high temperature processing (HTP) concept pipeline steel was investigated in this research. It was found that without austenite deformation, the transformed microstructure consists of blocky quasi-polygonal ferrite (QF) grains and parallel bainitic ferrite (BF) laths at a cooling rate of 0.5 °C/s. With increased cooling rates, the fraction of BF laths is raised and the microstructure reaches full BF at cooling rates of 5°C/s and higher. After austenite deformation, BF laths disappear at low cooling rates of 0.5 1°C/s and QF is the dominant phase. At a higher cooling rate of 5°C/s, the fraction of QF is reduced and acicualr ferrite (AF) becomes the main phase surrounded by QF grains. Increasing the cooling rate further, QF disappears and fthe raction of BF rises, finally leading to a BF dominant microstructure at a cooling rate of 50°C/s. Factors influencing these microstructure evolution characteristics were discussed, including segregation of niobium atoms at austenite grain boundary and the introduction of intragranular nucleation sites by deformation.

  20. Protocols for the selective cleavage of carbon-sulfur bonds in coal

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    Bausch, M.

    1991-01-01

    Removal of the organic sulfur in coal constitutes one of the major challenges facing fossil fuel scientists today. A cost--effective of desulfurizing Illinois coal is non-existent at the present time. Research in our group aims to develop a simple protocol for sulfur removal by gaining understanding of how various additives can enhance the rates of C-S bond cleavage in Illinois coal and coal model compounds, relative to fragmentation of the coal macromolecule via C-C, C-O, and C-N bond cleavage. During this funding period, we plan to carry out examinations of: (a) the effects of various reaction conditions on radical-initiated and Lewis acid-catalyzed C-S bond cleavages; (b) the effects of caustic impregnation and subsequent alcoholic reflux on C-S bond cleavage strategies; (c) the reactions of coal model compounds with electron-deficient substrates; (d) examinations of photooxidative C-S bond cleavage reactions; (e) the effects of moderate (300--400{degrees}C) temperatures and pressures as well as ultrasonic radiation on (a) - (c). Also planned are differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) examinations of selected C-S bond cleavage protocols, including those on Illinois coals that possess varying amounts of organic and inorganic sulfur.

  1. Protocols for the selective cleavage of carbon-sulfur bonds in coal. Quarterly report, September 1, 1991--November 30, 1991

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    Bausch, M.

    1991-12-31

    Removal of the organic sulfur in coal constitutes one of the major challenges facing fossil fuel scientists today. A cost--effective of desulfurizing Illinois coal is non-existent at the present time. Research in our group aims to develop a simple protocol for sulfur removal by gaining understanding of how various additives can enhance the rates of C-S bond cleavage in Illinois coal and coal model compounds, relative to fragmentation of the coal macromolecule via C-C, C-O, and C-N bond cleavage. During this funding period, we plan to carry out examinations of: (a) the effects of various reaction conditions on radical-initiated and Lewis acid-catalyzed C-S bond cleavages; (b) the effects of caustic impregnation and subsequent alcoholic reflux on C-S bond cleavage strategies; (c) the reactions of coal model compounds with electron-deficient substrates; (d) examinations of photooxidative C-S bond cleavage reactions; (e) the effects of moderate (300--400{degrees}C) temperatures and pressures as well as ultrasonic radiation on (a) - (c). Also planned are differential scanning calorimetric (DSC) examinations of selected C-S bond cleavage protocols, including those on Illinois coals that possess varying amounts of organic and inorganic sulfur.

  2. Grain Boundary Segregation Behavior of Boron in Low-Alloy Steel

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    Shigesato, Genichi; Fujishiro, Taishi; Hara, Takuya

    2014-04-01

    The boron concentration profiles around prior austenite grain boundaries in Fe-0.05C-0.5Mo-0.001B (mass pct) are examined using aberration-corrected STEM-EELS. In order to obtain the precise distribution of boron around the boundaries, tilt series measurements with thin specimens (<30 nm) are performed and the EEL spectra are analyzed by principal component analysis (PCA) and multivariate curve resolution (MCR). The boron concentration profile changes with the cooling rate from the solid solution temperature. The concentration at grain boundaries is maximized at a medium rate (30 °C/s), where the concentration reaches 8 at. pct, and it decreases at a larger (250 °C/s) or smaller (5 °C/s) rate. On the other hand, the boron distribution becomes wider as the cooling rate becomes smaller. The current results suggest that the boron segregation in the alloy is formed by the "non-equilibrium segregation mechanism."

  3. [Anesthetic management for caesarean delivery in a parturient with achondroplasia].

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    Ando, Akira; Hishinuma, Norimasa; Shirotori, Toru; Sasao, Junichi; Tanaka, Satoshi; Kawamata, Mikito

    2014-06-01

    A 27-year-old parturient (height, 130 cm; weight, 43 kg) with achondroplasia, which is characterized by rhizomeric short stature, large head and frontal bossing, was scheduled for elective caesarean section (C/S) because of her contracted pelvis. Her first delivery had been performed by C/S under general anesthesia at a regional hospital 6 years before. Preoperative airway assessment showed normal mouth opening and mobile cervical spine. Since she had anxiety about needle puncture and refused neuraxial blockade and since we considered the trachea could be intubated, we decided to perform C/S under general anesthesia at 37 weeks of gestation. The patient and baby had an uneventful perioperative course. Underdevelopment of bone formation results in characteristic craniofacial and vertebral abnormalities in patients with achondroplasia. Anesthetic management of achondroplastic parturients should be specified to individual basis based on careful preoperative assessment of craniofacial and vertebral deformities.

  4. Swift/XRT monitoring of SN2011dh: evidence for fading

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    Margutti, R.; Soderberg, A.

    2011-06-01

    We have analyzed 24 ks of Swift/XRT data of SN1011dh (Silverman et al. 2001, Atel #3398; Reiland et al. 2011, CBET #2736) collected in the time period June 3-7. In agreement with Campana & Burrows (2011, Atel #3414) we find that the source is detected at an average level of ~6 E-03 c/s. We furthermore find that the source has faded from ~1.3 E-02 c/s to ~3 E-03 c/s, with a power-law decay index of alpha~ -1.8 (+0.6,-0.6 90% c.l.) The probability of a chance fluctuation is below 0.01% (binomial test), thus we conclude that the observed decay is statistically significant.

  5. Retention of alkali ions by hydrated low-pH cements: Mechanism and Na{sup +}/K{sup +} selectivity

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    Bach, T.T.H.; Chabas, E.; Cau Dit Coumes, C.; Frizon, F.

    2013-09-15

    Low-pH cements, also referred to as low-alkalinity cements, can be designed by replacing significant amounts of Portland cement by pozzolanic materials. Their pore solution is characterized by a pH near 11, and an alkali concentration much lower than that of Portland cement. This work investigates the retention of sodium and potassium by a hydrated low-pH cement comprising 60% Portland cement and 40% silica fume. It is shown that sorption of potassium is higher than that of sodium and mainly results from counterion charge balancing of the C-S-H negative surface charge. To explain the greater retention of potassium compared to sodium, it is postulated that potassium, unlike sodium, may enter the interlayer of C-S-H to compensate the negative charges in the interlayer, in addition to the external surfaces. This assumption is supported by structural characterization of C-S-H using X-ray diffraction.

  6. Absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid and intracranial compliance in an amphibian, Rana pipiens.

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    Jones, H C; Taylor, C M

    1984-08-01

    Experiments have been carried out to investigate the absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid (c.s.f.) and the intracranial compliance in an amphibian, Rana pipiens, using infusions into the c.s.f. system through glass micropipettes. Resistance to absorption of the c.s.f. was estimated by the constant rate infusion technique. Mean absorption resistance for infusions of artificial c.s.f. into the lateral ventricles and into the cerebral subarachnoid space were 15.48 and 16.52 mmH2O min microliter-1 respectively. This difference was not significant and it is concluded that the pores in the posterior tela situated in the roof of the fourth ventricle do not offer any resistance to the flow of c.s.f. out of the ventricles. The resistance to drainage of the c.s.f. in this amphibian is higher than that found for mammals. Mean resting c.s.f. pressure, estimated from the intercept of the regression line with the pressure axis at zero infusion rate was 18.0 mmH2O. Absorption resistance was measured from the cerebral subarachnoid space before and after injection of 4 microliter Indian ink solution. There was a 3-fold increase in resistance following ink injection. Two-way analysis of variance showed the difference to be significant (P less than 0.01) suggesting that the outflow sites can become partially blocked by particulate matter. During a continuous 3 h infusion of artificial c.s.f. containing [14C]dextran or [125I]-labelled human serum albumin (RISA) into the lateral ventricles, the mean percentage uptakes into the systemic circulation after the first 0.5 h of a 3 h period were 74.1 and 61.9% respectively. The difference is not significant. The rapid and high uptake into blood suggests there is a direct communication between c.s.f. and blood in amphibians. During continuous infusion of RISA into the lateral ventricles, simultaneous blood samples were taken from the femoral artery and the internal dorsal vertebral vein. Radioactivity was found to be 13.2% higher in venous

  7. Influence of cooling rate after homogenization on microstructure and mechanical properties of aluminum alloy 7050

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    Liu, S. D.; Yuan, Y. B.; Li, C. B.; You, J. H.; Zhang, X. M.

    2012-08-01

    The influence of cooling rate (0.009-220 °C/s) after homogenization on the microstructure and mechanical properties of high strength aluminum alloy 7050 was investigated by tensile testing, optical microscope, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, and transmission electron microscope. A lower cooling rate after homogenization resulted in lower mechanical properties after aging. The drop in strength was significant when the cooling rate was decreased from 0.5 °C/s to 0.1 °C/s. A lower cooling rate gave rise to a larger amount of remnant S(Al2CuMg) phase and a higher fraction of recrystallization after solution heat treatment. Consequently, the increase in strength after aging due to precipitation hardening and substructure hardening was less significant in the case of slow cooling. This was supposed to be responsible for the lower mechanical properties due to a lower cooling rate after homogenization.

  8. Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: epidemiological study of 110 cases reported in Japan.

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    Goto, A

    1995-01-01

    One hundred and ten cases of Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome (C-C-S) reported in Japan were reviewed in this epidemiologic study. Seventy-five percent of all C-C-S cases reported in the world in literature have been reported from Japan. There has been no special occupation associated with an increased incidence of C-C-S. Mental and physical stress have been confirmed as among the most important risk factors for this syndrome. Hypogeusia is the dominant initial symptom which usually is followed by diarrhea and ectodermal changes including alopecia, nail dystrophy and skin pigmentation. Gastrointestinal polyposis is closely related to the malabsorption which induced these ectodermal changes. However, there is a small number of cases in which alopecia precedes to the diarrhea in the disease course.

  9. Mercury bioaccumulation and prediction in terrestrial insects from soil in Huludao City, Northeast China.

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    Zhang, Zhongsheng; Song, Xiaolin; Wang, Qichao; Lu, Xianguo

    2012-07-01

    Mercury accumulation was investigated by constructing and testing empirical equations based on mercury in soil (C(s)) and in 10 terrestrial insects (C(i)). C(s) ranged from 0.13 to 41.01 mg/kg. C(i) differed with species and the highest was found in dragonfly. C(s) and C(i) showed a good linear fit, and a simple equation was used in predicting C(i) when insects were classified into one Insecta group (r = 0.3399, p = 0.0037). The taxonomy can affect validities of empirical equations, which fit field data well when insects were grouped by feeding habits, and when grouped by species, empirical equations were suitable only for certain insects.

  10. Prime Contract Awards, Fiscal Year 1979.

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    1979-01-01

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  11. Search for charged Higgs bosons in e +e - collisions at energies up to s=209 GeV

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    Heister, A.; Schael, S.; Barate, R.; Brunelière, R.; de Bonis, I.; Decamp, D.; Goy, C.; Jezequel, S.; Lees, J.-P.; Martin, F.; Merle, E.; Minard, M.-N.; Pietrzyk, B.; Trocmé, B.; Boix, G.; Bravo, S.; Casado, M. P.; Chmeissani, M.; Crespo, J. M.; Fernandez, E.; Fernandez-Bosman, M.; Garrido, Ll; Graugés, E.; Lopez, J.; Martinez, M.; Merino, G.; Pacheco, A.; Paneque, D.; Ruiz, H.; Colaleo, A.; Creanza, D.; de Filippis, N.; de Palma, M.; Iaselli, G.; Maggi, G.; Maggi, M.; Nuzzo, S.; Ranieri, A.; Raso, G.; Ruggieri, F.; Selvaggi, G.; Silvestris, L.; Tempesta, P.; Tricomi, A.; Zito, G.; Huang, X.; Lin, J.; Ouyang, Q.; Wang, T.; Xie, Y.; Xu, R.; Xue, S.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, W.; Abbaneo, D.; Azzurri, P.; Barklow, T.; Buchmüller, O.; Cattaneo, M.; Cerutti, F.; Clerbaux, B.; Drevermann, H.; Forty, R. W.; Frank, M.; Gianotti, F.; Greening, T. C.; Hansen, J. B.; Harvey, J.; Hutchcroft, D. E.; Janot, P.; Jost, B.; Kado, M.; Mato, P.; Moutoussi, A.; Ranjard, F.; Rolandi, L.; Schlatter, D.; Sguazzoni, G.; Tejessy, W.; Teubert, F.; Valassi, A.; Videau, I.; Ward, J. J.; Badaud, F.; Dessagne, S.; Falvard, A.; Fayolle, D.; Gay, P.; Jousset, J.; Michel, B.; Monteil, S.; Pallin, D.; Pascolo, J. M.; Perret, P.; Hansen, J. D.; Hansen, J. R.; Hansen, P. H.; Nilsson, B. S.; Kyriakis, A.; Markou, C.; Simopoulou, E.; Vayaki, A.; Zachariadou, K.; Blondel, A.; Brient, J.-C.; Machefert, F.; Rougé, A.; Swynghedauw, M.; Tanaka, R.; Videau, H.; Ciulli, V.; Focardi, E.; Parrini, G.; Antonelli, A.; Antonelli, M.; Bencivenni, G.; Bossi, F.; Capon, G.; Chiarella, V.; Laurelli, P.; Mannocchi, G.; Murtas, G. P.; Passalacqua, L.; Kennedy, J.; Lynch, J. G.; Negus, P.; O'Shea, V.; Thompson, A. S.; Wasserbaech, S.; Cavanaugh, R.; Dhamotharan, S.; Geweniger, C.; Hanke, P.; Hepp, V.; Kluge, E. E.; Leibenguth, G.; Putzer, A.; Stenzel, H.; Tittel, K.; Wunsch, M.; Beuselinck, R.; Cameron, W.; Davies, G.; Dornan, P. J.; Girone, M.; Hill, R. D.; Marinelli, N.; Nowell, J.; Rutherford, S. A.; Sedgbeer, J. K.; Thompson, J. C.; White, R.; Ghete, V. M.; Girtler, P.; Kneringer, E.; Kuhn, D.; Rudolph, G.; Bouhova-Thacker, E.; Bowdery, C. K.; Clarke, D. P.; Ellis, G.; Finch, A. J.; Foster, F.; Hughes, G.; Jones, R. W. L.; Pearson, M. R.; Robertson, N. A.; Smizanska, M.; van der Aa, O.; Delaere, C.; Lemaitre, V.; Blumenschein, U.; Hölldorfer, F.; Jakobs, K.; Kayser, F.; Kleinknecht, K.; Müller, A.-S.; Quast, G.; Renk, B.; Sander, H.-G.; Schmeling, S.; Wachsmuth, H.; Zeitnitz, C.; Ziegler, T.; Bonissent, A.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; Ealet, A.; Fouchez, D.; Payre, P.; Tilquin, A.; Ragusa, F.; David, A.; Dietl, H.; Ganis, G.; Hüttmann, K.; Lütjens, G.; Männer, W.; Moser, H.-G.; Settles, R.; Wolf, G.; Boucrot, J.; Callot, O.; Davier, M.; Duflot, L.; Grivaz, J.-F.; Heusse, Ph; Jacholkowska, A.; Serin, L.; Veillet, J.-J.; de Vivie de Régie, J.-B.; Yuan, C.; Bagliesi, G.; Boccali, T.; Foà, L.; Giammanco, A.; Giassi, A.; Ligabue, F.; Messineo, A.; Palla, F.; Sanguinetti, G.; Sciabà, A.; Tenchini, R.; Venturi, A.; Verdini, P. G.; Awunor, O.; Blair, G. A.; Cowan, G.; Garcia-Bellido, A.; Green, M. G.; Jones, L. T.; Medcalf, T.; Misiejuk, A.; Strong, J. A.; Teixeira-Dias, P.; Clifft, R. W.; Edgecock, T. R.; Norton, P. R.; Tomalin, I. R.; Bloch-Devaux, B.; Boumediene, D.; Colas, P.; Fabbro, B.; Lançon, E.; Lemaire, M.-C.; Locci, E.; Perez, P.; Rander, J.; Seager, P.; Tuchming, B.; Vallage, B.; Konstantinidis, N.; Litke, A. M.; Taylor, G.; Booth, C. N.; Cartwright, S.; Combley, F.; Hodgson, P. N.; Lehto, M.; Thompson, L. F.; Böhrer, A.; Brandt, S.; Grupen, C.; Hess, J.; Ngac, A.; Prange, G.; Sieler, U.; Borean, C.; Giannini, G.; He, H.; Putz, J.; Rothberg, J.; Armstrong, S. R.; Berkelman, K.; Cranmer, K.; Ferguson, D. P. S.; Gao, Y.; González, S.; Hayes, O. J.; Hu, H.; Jin, S.; Kile, J.; McNamara, P. A.; Nielsen, J.; Pan, Y. B.; von Wimmersperg-Toeller, J. H.; Wiedenmann, W.; Wu, J.; Wu, Sau Lan; Wu, X.; Zobernig, G.; Dissertori, G.; Aleph Collaboration

    A search for charged Higgs bosons produced in pairs is performed with data collected at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 189 to 209 GeV by ALEPH at LEP, corresponding to a total luminosity of 629 pb -1. The three final states τ +ν ττ -ν¯τ, c s¯τ -ν¯τ and c s¯s c¯ are considered. No evidence for a signal is found and lower limits are set on the mass mH ± as a function of the branching fraction B( H +→τ +ν τ) . In the framework of a two-Higgs-doublet model, and assuming B( H +→τ +ν τ)+ B( H +→c s¯)=1 , charged Higgs bosons with masses below 79.3 GeV/ c2 are excluded at 95% confidence level independently of the branching ratios.

  12. In situ time-resolved X-ray diffraction of tobermorite formation in autoclaved aerated concrete: Influence of silica source reactivity and Al addition

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    Matsui, Kunio; Kikuma, Jun; Tsunashima, Masamichi; Ishikawa, Tetsuji; Matsuno, Shin-ya; Ogawa, Akihiro; Sato, Masugu

    2011-05-15

    The hydrothermal formation of tobermorite during the processing of autoclaved aerated concrete was investigated by in situ X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. High-energy X-rays from a synchrotron radiation source in combination with a newly developed autoclave cell and a photon-counting pixel array detector were used. To investigate the effects of the silica source, reactive quartz from chert and less-reactive quartz from quartz sand were used as starting materials. The effect of Al addition on tobermorite formation was also studied. In all cases, C-S-H, hydroxylellestadite and katoite were clearly observed as intermediates. Acceleration of tobermorite formation by Al addition was clearly observed. However, Al addition did not affect the dissolution rate of quartz. Two pathways, via C-S-H and katoite, were also observed in the Al-containing system. These results suggest that the structure of initially formed C-S-H is important for the subsequent tobermorite formation reactions.

  13. Model for the developing microstructure in Portland cement pastes

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    Jennings, H.M.; Tennis, P.D. )

    1994-12-01

    A method is proposed for quantitatively predicting the volume of the major phases in hydrated cement pastes as a function of (1) the composition of the cement, (2) the degree of reaction, and (3) the initial water: cement ratio. This procedure is then used to develop a quantitative model for the surface area and volume of porosity that is accessible to nitrogen in calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H). Published values for surface areas and volume of pores are compared with the predictions made by the model. An implication of the model is that there are two types of C-S-H, or perhaps regions within the C-S-H: one that nitrogen can penetrate and one that it cannot.

  14. Modeling of drug release from matrix systems involving moving boundaries: approximate analytical solutions.

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    Lee, Ping I

    2011-10-10

    The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of approximate analytical solutions to the general moving boundary diffusion problems encountered during the release of a dispersed drug from matrix systems. Starting from the theoretical basis of the Higuchi equation and its subsequent improvement and refinement, available approximate analytical solutions for the more complicated cases involving heterogeneous matrix, boundary layer effect, finite release medium, surface erosion, and finite dissolution rate are also discussed. Among various modeling approaches, the pseudo-steady state assumption employed in deriving the Higuchi equation and related approximate analytical solutions appears to yield reasonably accurate results in describing the early stage release of a dispersed drug from matrices of different geometries whenever the initial drug loading (A) is much larger than the drug solubility (C(s)) in the matrix (or A≫C(s)). However, when the drug loading is not in great excess of the drug solubility (i.e. low A/C(s) values) or when the drug loading approaches the drug solubility (A→C(s)) which occurs often with drugs of high aqueous solubility, approximate analytical solutions based on the pseudo-steady state assumption tend to fail, with the Higuchi equation for planar geometry exhibiting a 11.38% error as compared with the exact solution. In contrast, approximate analytical solutions to this problem without making the pseudo-steady state assumption, based on either the double-integration refinement of the heat balance integral method or the direct simplification of available exact analytical solutions, show close agreement with the exact solutions in different geometries, particularly in the case of low A/C(s) values or drug loading approaching the drug solubility (A→C(s)). However, the double-integration heat balance integral approach is generally more useful in obtaining approximate analytical solutions especially when exact solutions are not

  15. X-ray diffraction: a powerful tool to probe and understand the structure of nanocrystalline calcium silicate hydrates.

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    Grangeon, Sylvain; Claret, Francis; Linard, Yannick; Chiaberge, Christophe

    2013-10-01

    X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns were calculated and compared to literature data with the aim of investigating the crystal structure of nanocrystalline calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H), the main binding phase in hydrated Portland cement pastes. Published XRD patterns from C-S-H of Ca/Si ratios ranging from ~ 0.6 to ~ 1.7 are fully compatible with nanocrystalline and turbostratic tobermorite. Even at a ratio close or slightly higher than that of jennite (Ca/Si = 1.5) this latter mineral, which is required in some models to describe the structure of C-S-H, is not detected in the experimental XRD patterns. The 001 basal reflection from C-S-H, positioned at ~ 13.5 Å when the C-S-H structural Ca/Si ratio is low (< 0.9), shifts towards smaller d values and sharpens with increasing Ca/Si ratio, to reach ~ 11.2 Å when the Ca/Si ratio is higher than 1.5. Calculations indicate that the sharpening of the 001 reflection may be related to a crystallite size along c* (i.e. a mean number of stacked layers) increasing with the C-S-H Ca/Si ratio. Such an increase would contribute to the observed shift of the 001 reflection, but fails to quantitatively explain it. It is proposed that the observed shift could result from interstratification of at least two tobermorite-like layers, one having a high and the other a low Ca/Si ratio with a basal spacing of 11.3 and 14 Å, respectively.

  16. An Improved Method of Heterogeneity Compensation for the Convolution / Superposition Algorithm

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    Jacques, Robert; McNutt, Todd

    2014-03-01

    Purpose: To improve the accuracy of convolution/superposition (C/S) in heterogeneous material by developing a new algorithm: heterogeneity compensated superposition (HCS). Methods: C/S has proven to be a good estimator of the dose deposited in a homogeneous volume. However, near heterogeneities electron disequilibrium occurs, leading to the faster fall-off and re-buildup of dose. We propose to filter the actual patient density in a position and direction sensitive manner, allowing the dose deposited near interfaces to be increased or decreased relative to C/S. We implemented the effective density function as a multivariate first-order recursive filter and incorporated it into GPU-accelerated, multi-energetic C/S implementation. We compared HCS against C/S using the ICCR 2000 Monte-Carlo accuracy benchmark, 23 similar accuracy benchmarks and 5 patient cases. Results: Multi-energetic HCS increased the dosimetric accuracy for the vast majority of voxels; in many cases near Monte-Carlo results were achieved. We defined the per-voxel error, %|mm, as the minimum of the distance to agreement in mm and the dosimetric percentage error relative to the maximum MC dose. HCS improved the average mean error by 0.79 %|mm for the patient volumes; reducing the average mean error from 1.93 %|mm to 1.14 %|mm. Very low densities (i.e. < 0.1 g / cm3) remained problematic, but may be solvable with a better filter function. Conclusions: HCS improved upon C/S's density scaled heterogeneity correction with a position and direction sensitive density filter. This method significantly improved the accuracy of the GPU based algorithm reaching the accuracy levels of Monte Carlo based methods with performance in a few tenths of seconds per beam. Acknowledgement: Funding for this research was provided by the NSF Cooperative Agreement EEC9731748, Elekta / IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. and the Johns Hopkins University. James Satterthwaite provided the Monte Carlo benchmark simulations.

  17. Containment and surveillance -- A principal IAEA safeguards measure

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    Drayer, D.D.; Dupree, S.A.; Sonnier, C.S.

    1997-12-31

    The growth of the safeguards inspectorate of the Agency, spanning more than 40 years, has produced a variety of interesting subjects (legal, technical, political, etc.) for recollection, discussion, and study. Although the Agency was established in 1957, the first practical inspections did not occur until the early 1960s. In the early inspections, thee was little C/S equipment available, and no optical surveillance was used. However, by the third decade of the IAEA, the 1980s, many technology advances were made, and the level of C/S equipment activities increased. By the late 1980s, some 200 Twin Minolta film camera systems were deployed by the Agency for safeguards use. At the present time, the Agency is evaluating and beginning to implement remote monitoring as part of the Strengthened Safeguards System. However, adoption of remote monitoring by international agencies cannot occur rapidly because of the many technical and policy issues associated with this activity. A glimpse into the future indicates that an important element of safeguards instrumentation will be the merging of C/S and NDA equipment into integrated systems. The use of modern interior area monitors in International Safeguards also offers a great potential for advancing C/S measures. The research in microsensors is in its infancy, and the opportunities for their reducing the cost, increasing the life time, and increasing the reliability of sensors for safeguards applications are manifold. A period may be approaching in which the terminology of C/S will no longer have its original meaning, as integrated systems combining NDA instruments and C/S instruments are already in use and are expected to be the norm in the near future.

  18. P-glycoprotein ATPase activity requires lipids to activate a switch at the first transmission interface.

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    Loo, Tip W; Clarke, David M

    2016-04-01

    P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is an ABC (ATP-Binding Cassette) drug pump. A common feature of ABC proteins is that they are organized into two wings. Each wing contains a transmembrane domain (TMD) and a nucleotide-binding domain (NBD). Drug substrates and ATP bind at the interface between the TMDs and NBDs, respectively. Drug transport involves ATP-dependent conformational changes between inward- (open, NBDs far apart) and outward-facing (closed, NBDs close together) conformations. P-gps crystallized in the presence of detergent show an open structure. Human P-gp is inactive in detergent but basal ATPase activity is restored upon addition of lipids. The lipids might cause closure of the wings to bring the NBDs close together to allow ATP hydrolysis. We show however, that cross-linking the wings together did not activate ATPase activity when lipids were absent suggesting that lipids may induce other structural changes required for ATPase activity. We then tested the effect of lipids on disulfide cross-linking of mutants at the first transmission interface between intracellular loop 4 (TMD2) and NBD1. Mutants L443C/S909C and L443C/R905C but not G471C/S909C and V472C/S909C were cross-linked with oxidant when in membranes. The mutants were then purified and cross-linked with or without lipids. Mutants G471C/S909C and V472C/S909C cross-linked only in the absence of lipids whereas mutants L443C/S909C and L443C/R905C were cross-linked only in the presence of lipids. The results suggest that lipids activate a switch at the first transmission interface and that the structure of P-gp is different in detergents and lipids. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Deconstructing Our Dark Age Future

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    2009-03-16

    Also, the reference to the wardrobe used as the magic portal from the real world to the magical Kingdom of Narnia in C.S. Lewis, The Lion , The Witch and...and its corollaries, thus the treaties were no more a “majestic portal” to a new world of law and reason than was C.S. Lewis’ magic wardrobe .17 Even...The Wardrobe (New York: Harper Collins, 2005). 18 Krasner, “Compromising Westphalia,” 118-119. 19 Ibid, 117. 20 Ibid, 147. It is not surprising that

  20. Analysis of Biological Particles by Mass Spectrometry

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    1984-10-23

    references therein. 19. Sinha, M.P.; Platz, R.M.; Friedlander, S.K.; Vilker, V.L. J. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 1984 (in press). 20. Cummins, C.S.; Harris ...from microuial aerosols " in densely populated urban region5. Appi. Environ. Microbiol. 39: o- 11. •’ 19 7. Cumins. C. S.. and H. J. Harris . 1956. The...Fraset , D. W., T. F. Tsai, W. Orenstein, W. E. Parkin. H. J. Beecham, R. G. S.arrar, J. Harris , G. F. Mallison, S. M. Martin, J. E. McDade. C. C

  1. Sensor-to-Shooter C2ISR Integration with Joint Battlespace Infosphere: JBI Client Adapters

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    2006-01-01

    Interface LinkPro-PA Entity Table Link16 Enumeration Mappings Entity information To CGIS Aircraft Status Manager Engagement Status Manager Engagement...Oracle 9.2.0.5, BEA WebLogic 8.1, ESRI ArcSDE 9.0, ESRI ArcIMS 9.0, and Sun iPlanet LDAP 5.2—license restrictions may vary depending on the...S for map display (not absolutely required) X ESRI ArcIMS 9.0 C $ S for map display (not absolutely required) X Sun iPlanet LDAP 5.2 C S Sun Java

  2. 3-Acetyl-1-(2,6-dimethyl­phen­yl)thio­urea

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    Kumar, Sharatha; Foro, Sabine; Gowda, B. Thimme

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C11H14N2OS, the two N—H bonds are anti to each other and one of them is anti to the C=S and the other is syn. Further, the amide C=S and the C=O groups are anti to each other. The dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the side chain is 83.74 (5)°. An intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked into inversion dimers by pairs of N—H⋯S inter­actions. PMID:22904783

  3. 3-Acetyl-1-(2,6-dimethyl-phen-yl)thio-urea.

    PubMed

    Kumar, Sharatha; Foro, Sabine; Gowda, B Thimme

    2012-08-01

    In the title compound, C(11)H(14)N(2)OS, the two N-H bonds are anti to each other and one of them is anti to the C=S and the other is syn. Further, the amide C=S and the C=O groups are anti to each other. The dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the side chain is 83.74 (5)°. An intra-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked into inversion dimers by pairs of N-H⋯S inter-actions.

  4. Mortuary Affairs Soldiers: Early Intervention and Altering Barriers to Care for Traumatic Stress and PTSD

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    2012-09-01

    Cox, D., Fullerton, C. S., Biggs, Q. M., McCarroll, J. E., Stuppy, A., Kansky , J., & Ursano, R. J. Troop Educational for Army Morale (TEAM): A post...Recovery From Stress, USUHS, Bethesda, MD, April 2012. Biggs, Q. M., Fullerton, C. S., Cox, D., McCarroll, J. E., Kansky , J., Stuppy, A., & Ursano...Quinn M. Biggs, Ph.D., M.P.H. Carol S. Fullerton, Ph.D. Daniel Cox, Ph.D. James E. McCarroll, Ph.D., M.P.H. Jessica Kansky , B.A. Allison Stuppy, B.A

  5. Knowledge, attitude and practices for design for safety: A study on civil & structural engineers.

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    Goh, Yang Miang; Chua, Sijie

    2016-08-01

    Design for safety (DfS) (also known as prevention through design, safe design and Construction (Design and Management)) promotes early consideration of safety and health hazards during the design phase of a construction project. With early intervention, hazards can be more effectively eliminated or controlled leading to safer worksites and construction processes. DfS is practiced in many countries, including Australia, the UK, and Singapore. In Singapore, the Manpower Ministry enacted the DfS Regulations in July 2015, which will be enforced from August 2016 onwards. Due to the critical role of civil and structural (C&S) engineers during design and construction, the DfS knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of C&S engineers have significant impact on the successful implementation of DfS. Thus, this study aims to explore the DfS KAP of C&S engineers so as to guide further research in measuring and improving DfS KAP of designers. During the study, it was found that there is a lack of KAP studies in construction management. Therefore, this study also aims to provide useful lessons for future applications of the KAP framework in construction management research. A questionnaire was developed to assess the DfS KAP of C&S engineers. The responses provided by 43 C&S engineers were analyzed. In addition, interviews with experienced construction professionals were carried out to further understand perceptions of DfS and related issues. The results suggest that C&S engineers are supportive of DfS, but the level of DfS knowledge and practices need to be improved. More DfS guidelines and training should be made available to the engineers. To ensure that DfS can be implemented successfully, there is a need to study the contractual arrangements between clients and designers and the effectiveness of different implementation approaches for the DfS process. The questionnaire and findings in this study provided the foundation for a baseline survey with larger sample size, which is

  6. Standard Time and Frequency Signal Dissemination Service Via Indian Domestic Satellite INSAT-1B

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    1987-12-01

    New Delhi-110012, India ABSTRACT INSAT-1B is a multipurpose Indian Domestic Satellite parked on the equator at 74’E. It has twelve transponders in C...already being commercially manufactured in India. The design of the STFS decoder as discussed in section 4 has been finalized at NPL and a prototype...Band and two in C/S Band. One of the narrowband injected carriers in one C/S band transponder is dedicated for Standard Time and Frequency Signal

  7. Emergent Dynamics of a Thermodynamically Consistent Particle Model

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    Ha, Seung-Yeal; Ruggeri, Tommaso

    2017-03-01

    We present a thermodynamically consistent particle (TCP) model motivated by the theory of multi-temperature mixture of fluids in the case of spatially homogeneous processes. The proposed model incorporates the Cucker-Smale (C-S) type flocking model as its isothermal approximation. However, it is more complex than the C-S model, because the mutual interactions are not only " mechanical" but are also affected by the "temperature effect" as individual particles may exhibit distinct internal energies. We develop a framework for asymptotic weak and strong flocking in the context of the proposed model.

  8. 3-Hy-droxy-2-(4-meth-oxy-benzene-sulfonamido)-butanoic acid.

    PubMed

    Sinha, Suman; Osman, Hasnah; Wahab, Habibah A; Hemamalini, Madhukar; Fun, Hoong-Kun

    2011-12-01

    The title compound, C(11)H(15)NO(6)S, features a distorted tetra-hedral geometry for the S atom. One of the sulfonamide O atoms is approximately coplanar with the benzene ring [C-C-S-O torsion angle = -160.81 (7)°], whereas the other lies well below the plane [C-C-S-O = -29.66 (8)°]. In the crystal, O-H⋯O and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into chains parallel to the b axis.

  9. The Effect of Weather On a Ship’s Speed

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1977-10-01

    the need for some current measurements in the neighbourhood of an eddy warranted a reasonable attempt to deduce ships’ speed from engine revolutions...RANRL TECHNICAL NOTE No. 4/77 cl) C) L•-J (C) COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1977 €., THE EFFECT OF WEATHER ON A SHIP’S SPEED (U) DDC BY C. S. NUSSON JUL 12...NOTE NO. 4/77 TI.- EFFECT OF WEATHER ON A SHIP’S SPEED (U) C.S. Nilsson . COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA 1977 SUMMARY The need for better dead-reckoning

  10. Biaxial Buckling of Specially Orthotropic, Symmetric Composite Rectangular Plates.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-12-01

    COMPOSITE RECTANGULAR PLATES(U) AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGI. J P MCFADDEN UNLSIIDDEC 84 AFIT/GAE/AA/84D-i5 F /O 20/1...Approach of xo-Buckling Coefficient to Boundary Curve for an S-C-S- F Laminate . . . . . . . 119 22 xo-Buckling Coefficient Versus Affine Aspect Ratio...for an S-C-S- F Laminate for Various Constant yo-Buckling Coefficient Values . . . . 120 23 Surface Representing Relation Between Buckling

  11. Thallium Mercury Laser Development.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-04-17

    AD-A9 840 WESTINGHOUSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER PITTSBU--ETC F/A 20/5 THALLIUM MERCURY LASER DEVELOPMENT .(U) APR 80 C S LIU, D W FELDMAN, J L...PACK NO001I78-C-0131 lIlrt A nEQE-WOTFX-R NL THALLIUM MERCURY LASER DEVELOPMENT C. S. Liu, D. W. Feldman and J. L. Pack FINAL REPORT (PHASE II...PERIOD COVERED Thallium Mercury Laser Development -T- Final Report (Phase II) Feb. 1, 1979 to Jan. 31, 1980 77a. w-atF. -REPORT NUMBER _,___C2-OTEX

  12. Mutagenesis-Mediated Decrease of Pathogenicity as a Feature of the Mutant Spectrum of a Viral Population

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    Sanz-Ramos, Marta; Rodríguez-Calvo, Teresa; Sevilla, Noemí

    2012-01-01

    Background RNA virus populations are heterogeneous ensembles of closely related genomes termed quasispecies. This highly complex distribution of variants confers important properties to RNA viruses and influences their pathogenic behavior. It has been hypothesized that increased mutagenesis of viral populations, by treatment with mutagenic agents, can induce alterations in the pathogenic potential of a virus population. In this work we investigate whether mutagenized foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) populations display changes in their virulence in mice. Methodology and Principal Findings FMDV C-S8c1 was passaged in BHK cells in the presence of the mutagenic agent ribavirin. Decline in viral titer and viral RNA progeny was observed in the first passage, fluctuating around a constant value thereafter. Hence, the specific infectivity remained stable during the passages. The viral population harvested from passage 9 (P9 R) showed decreased virulence in mice, with a lethal dose 50 (LD50) >104 PFU, as compared with LD50 of 50 PFU of the parental population FMDV C-S8c1. This decrease in virulence was associated to a 20-fold increase in the mutation frequency of the P9 R population with respect to C-S8c1. Interestingly, individual biological clones isolated from the attenuated population P9 R were as virulent as the parental virus C-S8c1. Furthermore, a mixed population of C-S8c1 and P9 R was inoculated into mice and showed decreased virulence as compared to C-S8c1, suggesting that population P9 R is able to suppress the virulent phenotype of C-S8c1. Conclusion Ribavirin-mediated mutagenesis of an FMDV population resulted in attenuation in vivo, albeit a large proportion of its biological clones displayed a highly virulent phenotype. These results, together with the suppression of C-S8c1 by mutagenized P9 R population, document a suppressive effect of mutagenized viral quasispecies in vivo, and suggest novel approaches to the treatment and prevention of viral diseases

  13. An Investigation into the Properties and Microstructure of Cement Mixtures Modified with Cellulose Nanocrystal

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    Flores, Jessica; Kamali, Mahsa; Ghahremaninezhad, Ali

    2017-01-01

    This paper aims to examine the effect of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) on the hydration, transport behavior, and microstructure of cement mixtures. The addition of CNC delayed hydration at an early age but improved hydration at later ages. A small increase in the electrical resistivity of the cement mixtures with CNC was observed. Statistical nanoindentation showed a small tendency to a larger volume fraction of high density calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H) and a smaller volume fraction of low-density C-S-H in the mixture with CNC. PMID:28772857

  14. Tunable electronic structures and optical properties of fluorenone-based molecular materials by heteroatoms.

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    Song, Peng; Ma, Fengcai

    2010-02-11

    The ground-state and excited-state electronic structures as well as the tunable optical properties of a variety of newly designed fluorenone-based molecular materials have been theoretically investigated using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) methods. The substitutes on the O atom in the carbonyl group of the fluorenone (FN) molecule with S (FN-C=S), Se (FN-C=Se), and Te (FN-C=Te) atoms can significantly influence their electronic structures, molecular orbitals, geometric conformations, and optical properties of fluorenone-based molecular materials. Due to the important difference of electronegativity for O, S, Se, and Te atoms in the same group, the ground-state dipole moment of these fluorenone-based molecular materials is gradually decreased in the order FN, FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te. At the same time, the ground-state bond length of the C=X (X refers O, S, Se, and Te) is gradually increased in the order of FN, FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te. Due to the different nature of the S(1) state for FN (pipi* character) and FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te (sigmapi* character), the excited-state dipole moment of FN in the S(1) state is dramatically increased in comparison with that in the ground state; however, the excited-state dipole moments of FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te are significantly diminished. In addition, the excited-state bond length of C=X (X refers O, S, Se, and Te) in the S(1) state is lengthened in comparison with that in the ground state due to the photoexcitation of the C=X bond FN, FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te. On the other hand, the energy level of the HOMO orbital is heightened and that of LUMO orbital is lowered with the introduction of heteroatoms in the order of S, Se, and Te. Consequently, the energy gap between LUMO and HOMO orbtials is gradually decreased in the order of the FN, FN-C=S, FN-C=Se, and FN-C=Te. Consequently, the calculated fluorescence wavelengths are strongly red-shifted from the

  15. Experiments with powdered CMN thermometers between 10 mK and 4K, and a comparison with an NBS SRM 768 fixed-point device

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    Fogle, W.E.; Hornung, E.W.; Mayberry, M.C.; Phillips, N.E.

    1981-08-01

    Comparison of a powdered CMN thermometer with an NBS fixed point device demonstrates an internal inconsistency in the T/sub c/'s assigned to the fixed point device. T/sub c/'s between 100 and 200 mK are in excellent agreement with a temperature scale interpolated between He vapor pressure temperatures and nuclear orientation temperatures, but there is a discrepancy of 8% at the 15 mK point. Evidence for different susceptibility-temperature relations for superficially similar CMN thermometers is also presented.

  16. Classroom Lesson on Safe OTC Medicine Use - for Adult ...

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    ... Cần toa 1. Do bác sĩ chỉ định 2. Mua tại nhà thuốc tây 3. Chỉ có người được bác sĩ chỉ định mới được dùng ... 22 Giữ thuốc ở ngoài tầm tay của trẻ rm ...

  17. A bioinspired and biocompatible ortho-sulfiliminyl phenol synthesis

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    Xiong, Feng; Lu, Liang; Sun, Tian-Yu; Wu, Qian; Yan, Dingyuan; Chen, Ying; Zhang, Xinhao; Wei, Wei; Lu, Yi; Sun, Wei-Yin; Li, Jie Jack; Zhao, Jing

    2017-06-01

    Synthetic methods inspired by Nature often offer unique advantages including mild conditions and biocompatibility with aqueous media. Inspired by an ergothioneine biosynthesis protein EgtB, a mononuclear non-haem iron enzyme capable of catalysing the C-S bond formation and sulfoxidation, herein, we discovered a mild and metal-free C-H sulfenylation/intramolecular rearrangement cascade reaction employing an internally oxidizing O-N bond as a directing group. Our strategy accommodates a variety of oxyamines with good site selectivity and intrinsic oxidative properties. Combining an O-N bond with an X-S bond generates a C-S bond and an S=N bond rapidly. The newly discovered cascade reaction showed excellent chemoselectivity and a wide substrate scope for both oxyamines and sulfenylation reagents. We demonstrated the biocompatibility of the C-S bond coupling reaction by applying a coumarin-based fluorogenic probe in bacterial lysates. Finally, the C-S bond coupling reaction enabled the first fluorogenic formation of phospholipids, which self-assembled to fluorescent vesicles in situ.

  18. Studies on the starch-water interactions between partially gelatinized corn starch and water during gelatinization.

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    Fu, Zong-Qiang; Wang, Li-Jun; Zou, Hui; Li, Dong; Adhikari, Benu

    2014-01-30

    The effect of moisture content on the interactions between water and partially gelatinized starch during gelatinization process was investigated. The interactions were probed using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The starch samples were partially gelatinized at 25°C (S25), 64°C (S64), 68°C (S68) and 70°C (S70) and the moisture contents were varied from 25% to 78% (w/w). The G endotherm was not observed and only the M1 endotherm was observed in S64, S68 and S70 in the entire moisture content range. The G endotherm was not observed and only the M1 endotherm was observed at higher peak temperature in S25 when the moisture content was below 30% (w/w). The melting temperature of M2 endotherm in S70 was the highest among all the samples tested in the entire moisture content range. At water content>30% (w/w), S68 and S70 had lower amount of unfreezable water, while S64 had higher amount of unfreezable water.

  19. Comprehensive Development Program of Hunter-Killer Peptides for Prostate Cancer

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    2005-05-01

    proliferation by terbinafine . Int J Cancer, 111: 51-59, 2004. Hsu, C. S., Ross, B. D., Chrisp, C. E., Derrowm S. Z., Charles, L. G., Pienta, K. J., Greenberg...by terbinafine . Int J Cancer, 111: 51-59, 2004. 9. Curnis, F., Sacchi, A., Borgna, L., Magni, F., Gasparri, A., and Corti, A. Enhance- ment of tumor

  20. The Green and Burning Tree: On the Writing and Enjoyment of Children's Books.

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    Cameron, Eleanor

    This collection of 12 critical essays--written for teachers, librarians, students, and parents--comments on the style, characterization, sense of wonder, and sense of reality in children's books. Specific subjects covered are (1) the fantasy worlds of Andersen, Beatrix Potter, Walter de la Mare, C. S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, and J. R. R. Tolkien;…

  1. Summer Booklist.

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    And Others; Heins, Ethel L.

    1979-01-01

    Lists and annotates new books for children, arranged according to the following categories: picture books; stories for younger, for intermediate, and for older readers; folklore and mythology; poetry and song; and nonfiction. A book about C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, of interest to adults, is also annotated. (GT)

  2. High efficiency n-Si/ p-Cu2O core-shell nanowires photodiode prepared by atomic layer deposition of Cu2O on well-ordered Si nanowires array

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    Kim, Hangil; Kim, Soo-Hyun; Ko, Kyung Yong; Kim, Hyungjun; Kim, Jaehoon; Oh, Jihun; Lee, Han-Bo-Ram

    2016-05-01

    A highly efficient n-Si/ p-Cu2O core-shell (C-S) nanowire (NW) photodiode was fabricated using Cu2O grown by atomic layer deposition (ALD) on a well-ordered Si NW array. Ordered Si nanowires arrays were fabricated by nano-sphere lithography to pattern metal catalysts for the metal-assisted etching of silicon, resulting in a Si NW arrays with a good arrangement, smooth surface and small diameter distribution. The ALD-Cu2O thin films were grown using a new non-fluorinated Cu precursor, bis(1-dimethylamino-2-methyl-2-butoxy)copper (C14H32N2O2Cu), and water vapor (H2O) at 140°C. Transmission electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer confirmed that p-Cu2O thin films had been coated over arrayed Si NWs with a diameter of 150 nm (aspect ratio of ˜7.6). The C-S NW photodiode exhibited more sensitive photodetection performance under ultraviolet illumination as well as an enhanced photocurrent density in the forward biasing region than the planar structure diode. The superior performance of C-S NWs photodiode was explained by the lower reflectance of light and the effective carrier separation and collection originating from the C-S NWs structure. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  3. Role-Play Technique as an Antecedent of Performance in English Language: Evidence from Secondary Schools in Wareng District, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

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    Julius, Kemboi; Osman, Ahmed

    2015-01-01

    In Kenya, there is a national concern over English language dismal performance over the years in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E). Blame has been put on teachers of English language for relying on techniques that favor them at the expense of their students. This article therefore sought to assess the use of role-play technique as…

  4. Metabolic programming of offspring by vitamin B12, folate imbalance during pregnancy

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    With two reports in the current issue of Diabetologia, C. S. Yajnik and his international cast of collaborators have created conceptual bridges between some of the most important global public health challenges of our time: obesity (or is it adiposity?), fetal or early life origins of adult disease,...

  5. Improved Dynamic Models for Air Combat Analysis.

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    1982-07-01

    aircraft longitudinal axis ( T). a can be replaced as control variable by n (or CL) according to the following -rule: Below "corner velocity" defined as...Assuming that thrust is nearly aligned with aircraft longitudinal axis (aT P 0) and that angles of attack are not excessive (implying cos c s 1, and Tmax sin

  6. Codes and standards research, development and demonstration roadmap

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    None, None

    2008-07-22

    C&S RD&D Roadmap - 2008: This Roadmap is a guide to the Research, Development & Demonstration activities that will provide data required for Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) to develop performance-based codes and standards for a commercial hydrogen fueled transportation sector in the U.S.

  7. Molecular Machine-Based Active Plasmonics

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    2011-07-21

    C. S. Lin, M. Lu, T. Gao, T.J. Huang), J. Appl. Phys. 2010, 108, 043514. 33. Ordered Au nanodisk and nanohole arrays: fabrication and applications...Stoddart), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 4538–4547. 41. Frequency-addressed tunable transmission in optically thin metallic nanohole arrays with

  8. An Uneasy Marriage? Merging Scrum and TSP

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-04-28

    has formidable combinations of skilled technicians and strategic commercial relatiionships to successfully respond to customer needs . The growing...concern for customer needs O G D E N A I R L O G I S T I C S C E N T E R 6 CCS-C 28 April 2010 Systems & Software Technology Conference 2010 Command

  9. Research Using ASDC Data Products

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    2013-04-18

    Research using ASDC Data Products   Please Contact Us if you would like to contribute your research.     "An investigation into the performance of ... data," (PDF 4MB) Stuart A. Young, C.S.I.R.O. Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, VIC, Australia. Photosynthetically Active ...

  10. Mental Muscularity: Shaping Implicit Theories of Intelligence via Metaphor

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    Anderson, Scott Victor

    2009-01-01

    Motivating students is a central challenge for many teachers, particularly in subjects students commonly perceive as "impenetrable," such as statistics. One line of motivation research by C.S. Dweck (2006) has found that when students believe their intelligence is malleable (i.e., a growth mindset) and that learning is a function of effort, they…

  11. 78 FR 71709 - Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System

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    2013-11-29

    ... Engineer C&S Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. Bay Coast Railroad, Mr. Larry... removal of the diamond crossing at the interlocking, the westbound home signal and the start of traffic... power-crossover switch no longer exists with the removal of the diamond crossing. A copy of the petition...

  12. Linking Sister Chromatid Cohesion to Apoptosis and Aneuploidy in the Development of Breast Cancer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-07-01

    Bunz, S. Loanger, M. R. Speicher, J.-M. 39. Waizenegger, 1. C., S. Ilauf, A. Meinke , and J.-M. Peters. 201)0. Two distinct Peters, K. W. Kinzler, B...Derivation ofhtiman 40. Waizenegger IC, Hasif S, Meinke A, Peters 3Mv. Tsvo distinct pathwvays remoive tumo cels tt itr wihoutwidsprad enaic nstbiliv

  13. Evolution of recrystallization microstructure and texture during rapid annealing in strip-cast non-oriented electrical steels

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    Fang, Feng; Xu, Yun-Bo; Zhang, Yuan-Xiang; Wang, Yang; Lu, Xiang; Misra, R. D. K.; Wang, Guo-Dong

    2015-05-01

    Non-oriented electrical steel as-cast strip was produced by twin roll strip casting process, and subsequently cold rolled and annealed at heating rates in the range of 3-450 °C/s with the aim to elucidate the effect of heating rate on the evolution of recrystallized microstructure and texture. The average grain size was rapidly increased when the heating rate was increased from 3 to 25 °C/s, and decreased when the heating rate was greater than 25 °C/s. The average grain size did not increase linearly with heating rate, which was related to different degree of nucleation and growth rate. The recrystallization texture exhibited pronounced improvement during rapid annealing. At high heating rate, the Goss and Cube had a higher probability of nucleation of shear bands with high stored energy, while the intensity of the γ-fiber texture was significantly reduced. The highest B50 value attained was 1.803 T at a heating rate of 300 °C/s. The study indicates that rapid heating has strong effect on the recrystallization behavior in non-oriented electrical steels, which facilitates optimization of microstructure and texture, especially in the coarse-grained structure.

  14. Constitutive Modelling for Granular Material under Finite Strains with Particle Slidings and Fabric Changes

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    1992-02-04

    Eartquake Engineering, Chang, C.S., Chang, Y. and Kabir, M.G. (1991b), "Micromechanics Modelling for the Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of Granular Materials...Principal Stress on the Strength of Sand," Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Mexico

  15. Remote Sensing and Characterization of Oil on Water Using Coherent Fringe Projection and Holographic in-Line Interferometry

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    2013-03-01

    holography in material sci- ence and microbiology,” in New Directions in Holography and Speckle, H. J. Caulfield and C. S. Vikram, Eds., pp. 193–216...Moldova State University and received his MS degree in physics of semiconductors. Research interests: real-time holography , dynamic holography , holographic

  16. Education Matters, October 2008

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    Beckner, Gary, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Fixing D.C.'s Schools: How a 38-Year-Old Rookie…

  17. 32 CFR 246.3 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS § 246.3 Definitions. (a) Adverse Conditions... publisher of the Stars and Stripes produced by that organization. (c) S&S Management Action Group (MAG) and... issues. Neither the DoD S&S Steering Committee, nor the S&S MAG, involve themselves in Stars and Stripes...

  18. 32 CFR 246.3 - Definitions.

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    2013-07-01

    ... STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS § 246.3 Definitions. (a) Adverse Conditions... publisher of the Stars and Stripes produced by that organization. (c) S&S Management Action Group (MAG) and... issues. Neither the DoD S&S Steering Committee, nor the S&S MAG, involve themselves in Stars and Stripes...

  19. 32 CFR 246.3 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS § 246.3 Definitions. (a) Adverse Conditions... publisher of the Stars and Stripes produced by that organization. (c) S&S Management Action Group (MAG) and... issues. Neither the DoD S&S Steering Committee, nor the S&S MAG, involve themselves in Stars and Stripes...

  20. 32 CFR 246.3 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS § 246.3 Definitions. (a) Adverse Conditions... publisher of the Stars and Stripes produced by that organization. (c) S&S Management Action Group (MAG) and... issues. Neither the DoD S&S Steering Committee, nor the S&S MAG, involve themselves in Stars and Stripes...

  1. Sequential Compatibility Effects and Cognitive Control: Does Conflict Really Matter?

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    Burle, Boris; Allain, Sonia; Vidal, Franck; Hasbroucq, Thierry

    2005-01-01

    Although it is widely accepted that control mechanisms are necessary for human behavior to be adapted, very little is known about how such mechanisms are recruited. A suggestion to fill the gap was put forward by M. M. Botvinick, T. S. Braver, C. S. Carter, D. M. Barch, and J. D. Cohen (2001), who proposed the conflict-loop theory. This theory has…

  2. US EPA, Pesticide Product Label, WILSON MALATHION 50% ...

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    2011-04-21

    ... MO "!l::O~ • M:::: ~L"I:.I.!. ::I\\I':''' us,. ':"J ":S[ • "7"':'.11(11 ~ ~:r ... IC~l. Sl':' ,uoC S.lU,Y Mt.:..~ t.~ S':'l:'!i. Il:'';: s •• 'I~,jt. ~ fot 111._. t'" "U. ~~'I ...

  3. Enabling Certification, Accreditation Across a Theater of Operations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-01-01

    understanding of IA as well as mission assurance. Additionally, we had to explain, with specificity, the regulatory and doctrinal framework and...Military Decision Making Process MFR – Memorandum for Record NIPRNet – Non-secure Internet Protocol Routing Network P/C/S – Posts, Camps, and

  4. Acoustic Scattering Models of Zooplankton and Microstructure

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    1998-09-30

    Antarctic krill ( Euphausia superba ): implications for inverting zooplankton spectral acoustic signatures for angle of orientation,” J. Acoust. Soc...Traykovski (In press), “Effects of orientation on acoustic scattering from Antarctic Krill at 120 kHz,” Deep Sea Res. Monger, B.C., S. Chinniah-Chandy, E

  5. Explosive Ditching with TNT

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    1977-07-01

    8, Diablo Heights, C. Z. 16. , "Crater Tests in Cucaracha and Culebra Formations," I. C. S. Memorandum 283-P, Apr 19^8, Diablo Heights, C. Z. 17...Study 3 k 5» 6 7" B" 9 10 11 12 13 111 15 Special Engineering Division Istlimian 1 Panama Canal Apr 19hS Cucaracha Canal 2 Zone

  6. 26 CFR 1.1368-1 - Distributions by S corporations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... without earnings and profits) to the extent that portion is a distribution of money and does not exceed... by the shareholder. (c) S corporation with no earnings and profits. A distribution made by an S corporation that has no accumulated earnings and profits as of the end of the taxable year of the...

  7. 26 CFR 1.1368-1 - Distributions by S corporations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... without earnings and profits) to the extent that portion is a distribution of money and does not exceed... by the shareholder. (c) S corporation with no earnings and profits. A distribution made by an S corporation that has no accumulated earnings and profits as of the end of the taxable year of the...

  8. INSAT-2A and 2B development mechanisms

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sathyanarayan, M. N.; Rao, M. Nageswara; Nataraju, B. S.; Viswanatha, N.; Chary, M. Laxmana; Balan, K. S.; Murthy, V. Sridhara; Aller, Raju; Kumar, H. N. Suresha

    1994-01-01

    The Indian National Satellite (INSAT) 2A and 2B have deployment mechanisms for deploying the solar array, two C/S band antenna reflectors and a coilable lattice boom with sail. The mechanisms have worked flawlessly on both satellites. The configuration details, precautions taken during the design phase, the test philosophy, and some of the critical analysis activities are discussed.

  9. The Role of Semaphorin 3B (SEMA3B) in the Pathogenesis of Breast Cancer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-04-01

    Neurosci. 8, 1317-1321. 30. Masood, R., Kundra, A., Zhu, S., Xia, 0., Scalia, P., Smith, D. L. & Gill , P. S. 9. Hall, K. T., Boumnscll, L., Schultze...39. Shirvan, A., Ziv, L., Fleminger, G., Shina, R., He, Z., Brudo, L., Melamed, E. M. K., Tessier- Lavigne , M. & Goodman, C. S. (1998) C~ell 95, 903

  10. Sorption mechanisms of zinc to calcium silicate hydrate: X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) investigation.

    PubMed

    Ziegler, F; Scheidegger, A M; Johnson, C A; Dähn, R; Wieland, E

    2001-04-01

    In this study, X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy has been used to further elucidate the binding mechanisms of Zn(II) to calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H), the quantitatively most important cement mineral. Such knowledge is essential for the assessment of the longterm behavior of cement-stabilized waste materials. XAFS spectra of the Zn(II) equilibrated with C-S-H(I) for up to 28 days are best modeled by tetrahedral coordination of Zn(II) by four O atoms in the first atomic shell. Beyond the first coordination shell, data analysis of more highly concentrated samples suggests the presence of two distinct Zn distances and possibly the presence of an Si shell. On the basis of the comparison with a set of reference compounds, this coordination environment can be reasonably related to the structure of hemimorphite, a naturally occurring zinc silicate, and/or the presence of gamma-Zn(OH)2. At the lowest Zn uptake, the above fitting approach failed and data could be described best with a Zn-Si and a Zn-Ca shell. Previous work has been able to show that Zn(II) diffuses into the C-S-H(I) particles and does not form discrete precipitates, so the findings appear to confirm the incorporation of Zn(II) in the interlayer of C-S-H(I).

  11. A Novel Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF)-Based Methodology to Study the Internal Wave Effects on Acoustic Propagation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-10-01

    the bottom of the thermocline. • Finally, the sound speed Ci(z) was computed using Medwin formula from [19], function of temperature, salinity...I029/2006GL026806. [19] H. Medwin and C. S. Clay,, R. Stem and M. Levy, Eds.. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography. San Diego, CA: Academic

  12. Using Acoustic Backscatter to Measure Sediment Flux in the Surf Zone

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-12-01

    suspended sediment M(r) and the attenuation due to absorption in clear water, αw. As detailed by Clay and Medwin (1977), αw can be determined based...parameterizations. 57 LIST OF REFERENCES Clay, C. S. and H. Medwin , Acoustical Oceanography: Principals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., New

  13. Sensitivity of Satellite Altimetry Data Assimilation on a Weapon Acoustic Preset Using MODAS

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-04-01

    2004. [12) H. Medwin and C. S. Clay, Fundamentals of Acoustic Oceanog- raphy. New York: Academic, 1997, p. 712. [131 P. J. Washburn, "MODAS - The warfighters’ view of the undersea en- vironment," NMOC News, vol. 24, p. 2, 2004.

  14. Quantifying Effects of Mid-Frequency Sonar Transmissions on Fish and Whale Behavior

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-09-30

    parametric sonar. The PI will develop range compensation functions, called time-varied gain (TVG) functions when applied electronically ( Medwin ...Calibration sphere for low-frequency parametric sonars,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121, 1482-1490 (2007) H. Medwin and C. S. Clay, “Fundamentals of acoustical

  15. Quantifying Effects of Mid-Frequency Sonar Transmissions on Fish and Whale Behavior

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-09-30

    functions when applied electronically ( Medwin and Clay 1998), for use in measuring the target strength (TS) of resolvable single targets and the volume...for low-frequency parametric sonars,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 121, 1482–1490 (2007). H. Medwin and C. S. Clay, Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography

  16. Calculations of the Sound Scattering of Hyperbolic Frequency Modulated Chirped Pulses from Fluid-filled Spherical Shell Sonar Targets

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2010-02-01

    where the target appears to reradiate as a point source of sound. The start of the far field is defined (Urick, 1983; Medwin and Clay, 1998) as...period modulation”, Proceedings of the IEEE, 57 (7), 1260-1266. Medwin , H., and Clay, C.S. (1998). Fundamentals of acoustic oceanography, Academic

  17. Ocean Nowcast/Forecast Systems for Naval Undersea Capability

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-01-01

    bearing (Etter, 1991; Medwin and Clay, 1997). This is not ideal for determining accurate sound propagation characteristics, especially in regions...Data Assimilation System (MODAS). Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19, 240-252. Medwin , H., and C. S. Clay. 1997

  18. Modeling a 400 Hz Signal Transmission Through the South China Sea Basin

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-03-01

    factor is the loss in ray amplitude due to an interaction with the bottom or surface. The approach utilized here is that of (Clay and Medwin 1977...October 1994). Clay, C.S., and H. Medwin . Acoustic oceanography. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1977. Cornbleet, Sidney. "Geometrical Optics Reviewed

  19. Explicit Sex--Liberation or Exploitation: The Rise and Fall of Topless Radio

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    Carlin, John C.

    1976-01-01

    Defines "topless" radio as live, midday, female-only, two-way talk show format as originated by Station KGBS-AM/FM, Los Angeles, and examines F. C. C.'s struggles to eliminate such programing which they deemed obscene and indecent. (MH)

  20. Weatherization Partnerships Project, Grant No. DE FG 0299EE27594, October 1, 1999 - December 31, 2000. Final Technical Report and FY 1999 version of 'Lessons learned the long way: Integrating utility, energy efficiency tasks with weatherization'

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    Power, Meg

    2002-11-01

    Includes reports on (1) the results of focus groups on managing utility residential efficiency [attitudes?] for low-income housing, and (2) low-income household energy consumption and expenditures patterns and weatherization opportunities 1987-1997, intensive analysis of R.E.C.S. data.

  1. Marx in Narnia.

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    Wade, Barrie; Sheppard, John

    1989-01-01

    Argues that teachers must understand the different values found in children's literature. Examines four aspects of values present in C. S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia." Asserts that teachers must take responsibility for how such texts are received by young readers in the current multicultural, sexually equal society. (MM)

  2. Modular Universal Scalable Ion-trap Quantum Computer

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-06-02

    C-S Pai, Richart E Slusher, Alexa W Harter. Controlling trapping potentials and stray electric fields in a microfabricated ion trap through design...wire) followed by controlled unitary (U) operations on a computational quantum bus which is then followed by QFT. Shaded green region contains

  3. China-U.S. Conference on Education. Collected Papers. (Beijing, People's Republic of China, July 9-13, 1997).

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    Walz, Garry R.

    This book contains papers presented by educators during the China-U.S. Conference on Education in July, 1997. Only papers prepared by American authors were received and included in this collection. Chapters included are (1) "Art, Education, and Community: Arts Genesis, Inc." (C. S. Kestler); (2) "Applications of Portfolio Assessment…

  4. 40 CFR 16.11 - General exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    .... 7413; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. 136j, 136l; Safe Drinking Water Act...; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, 7 U.S.C. 136j, 136l; Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C....S.C. 9603; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. 6928; Federal Water Pollution Control...

  5. US EPA, Pesticide Product Label, RIVERSIDE PARATHION 4 ...

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    2011-04-21

    ... '" .. ,t" ". ,. a';,' ,C. l ;·· .. r .... . II'IIt, .. ... R:;l;" ... AA9~I .... r •• ::. l'i ~ .. , . e ;'_' .~; (1,,... o "f'C.S'.''r .. n ""So ~:"e:l ,~;~~IIt:o,-,r ~ _ .... : ...

  6. 7. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1929, WHITE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    7. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1929, WHITE RIVER BRIDGE, BUILT BY ARKANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION, DWIGHT BLACKWOOD, CHAIRMAN, JUSTIN MATTHEWS, J. LAN WILLIAMS, J.S. PARKS, SAM J. WILSON, COMMISSIONERS, C.S. CHRISTIAN, STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER, IRA HEDRICK, INC., CONSULTING ENGINEERS, LIST & WEATHERLY, CONSTRUCTION CO.' - Newport Bridge, Spanning White River at State Highway 14, Newport, Jackson County, AR

  7. The Effects of Cooling Mode on Precipitation and Mechanical Properties of a Ti-Nb Microalloyed Steel

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    Hu, Zhangwei; Xu, Guang; Yang, Hailin; Zhang, Chen; Yu, Ru

    2014-12-01

    Laboratory experiments of a high-strength Ti-Nb microalloyed steel were conducted with two cooling modes, i.e., a large (35 °C s-1) cooling rate in the initial stage followed by slow (8.5 °C s-1) cooling rate (termed as FFC) and a slow (8.5 °C s-1) cooling rate in the initial stage followed by large (35 °C s-1) cooling rate (LFC) during cooling process. Based on the results of laboratory experiments, an industrial trial was performed with similar steel on a continuous hot strip production mill. The grain size in LFC sample (2.83 μm) is smaller than that in FFC sample (3.80 μm), and the volume fraction of precipitates in LFC sample (1.04%) is more than that in FFC sample (0.81%). Both results of laboratory experiments and industrial tests confirm that the strengthening effect of the LFC mode is much better than that of the FFC mode from the viewpoints of both fine-grain strengthening and precipitation strengthening. The present study provides a new approach to improve the property of microalloyed steels produced by continuous hot rolling technology.

  8. Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of an Evolutionary Social-Learning Game

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    2012-01-13

    normal environment b) sself in shock enviornment c) sEVC in normal environment d) sEVC in shock enviornment e) EVChooser in normal environment f...EVChooser in shock enviornment Figure 5: The average number of agents exploiting an action with value U in two environments. The “normal” environment in

  9. Genetic mapping of QTLs associated with seed macronutrients accumulation in 'MD96-5722' by 'Spencer' recombinant inbred lines of soybean

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    Research of genetic mapping of QTLs for macronutrient accumulation in soybean seed is limited. Therefore, the objective of this research was to identify QTLs related to macronutrients (N, C, S, P, K, Ca, and Mg) in seeds in 92 F5:7 recombinant inbred lines developed from a cross between MD 96-5722 (...

  10. Suppressive Shields Structural Design and Analysis Handbook

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1977-11-18

    Department of the Navy Attn: Code F121/•r. ". Dougherty Washington, DC 20360 Commander Naval Ship Research and Development Center Attn: Code 17417/Mr. A...Force Logistics Command Attn: MMWM/CPT D. Rideout 1 Attn: IGYE/Mr. Y. Shopher 1 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433 C) S. .... t5 IINDM-1il0-1-2 DISTRIBUTION

  11. Supreme Court Strikes down a Gun Ban and Raises Questions for College Campuses

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    Kelderman, Eric; Lipka, Sara

    2008-01-01

    The Supreme Court's landmark ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban could have implications for colleges that prohibit firearms on their campuses. Last month the court declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep a gun, not just the right of states to maintain armed…

  12. Symposium on Turbulence (13th) Held at Rolla, Missouri on September 21- 23, 1992

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1992-09-01

    VORTICITY AND MIXING DYNAMICS IN AXIALLY PERTURBED COFLOWING JETS C. Cuerno and A. Vledma E.T.S. de Ingenieros Aeronauticos Universidad Polit*cnica de Madrid...York. 1977. Desai, C. S. and Kuppusumy T., User’s Manual and Background for A Computer Code For General Seepage Analysis (SEZP-2DFE), Department of

  13. Different strategies for producing soluble form of natural common cytokine receptor gamma chain

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    The common cytokine receptor ' chain ('c) plays an essential role in regulating lymphoid homeostasis and alterations in its structure causes severe immunodeficient diseases. Although soluble 'c (s'c) was first reported in the late 1990's, many questions still remain unanswered concerning the sheddi...

  14. Co-generated fast pyrolysis biochar mitigates green-house gas emissions and increases carbon sequestration in temperate soils

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    Biochar (BC) is a product of thermochemical conversion of biomass via pyrolysis, together with gas (syngas), liquid (bio-oil), and heat. Fast pyrolysis is a promising process for bio-oil generation, which leaves 10-30% of the original biomass as char. When applied to soils, BC may increase soil C s...

  15. Analysis of Temperature Variability Between Davidson Seamount and Sur Ridge: The Tomographic Inverse Problem

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-06-01

    processing. Finally, I would like to thank my wife Julia and son Forrest for their patience and support over my two years at NPS. x THIS PAGE...Ramp, F. Chavez , C.S. Chiu, and C.A. Collins, “Development and Maintenance of the ICON Observing System in Monterey Bay.” Proceedings, American

  16. Constant size, variable density aerosol particles by ultrasonic spray freeze drying.

    PubMed

    D'Addio, Suzanne M; Chan, John Gar Yan; Kwok, Philip Chi Lip; Prud'homme, Robert K; Chan, Hak-Kim

    2012-05-10

    This work provides a new understanding of critical process parameters involved in the production of inhalation aerosol particles by ultrasonic spray freeze drying to enable precise control over particle size and aerodynamic properties. A series of highly porous mannitol, lysozyme, and bovine serum albumin (BSA) particles were produced, varying only the solute concentration in the liquid feed, c(s), from 1 to 5 wt%. The particle sizes of mannitol, BSA, and lysozyme powders were independent of solute concentration, and depend only on the drop size produced by atomization. Both mannitol and lysozyme formulations showed a linear relationship between the computed Fine Particle Fraction (FPF) and the square root of c(s), which is proportional to the particle density, ρ, given a constant particle size d(g). The FPF decreased with increasing c(s) from 57.0% to 16.6% for mannitol and 44.5% to 17.2% for lysozyme. Due to cohesion, the BSA powder FPF measured by cascade impaction was less than 10% and independent of c(s). Ultrasonic spray freeze drying enables separate control over particle size, d(g), and aerodynamic size, d(a) which has allowed us to make the first experimental demonstration of the widely accepted rule d(a)=d(g)(ρ/ρ(o))(1/2) with particles of constant d(g), but variable density, ρ (ρ(o) is unit density).

  17. Community of Inquiry: Its Past and Present Future

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    Pardales, Michael J.; Girod, Mark

    2006-01-01

    The following paper outlines the historical and philosophical development of, "community of inquiry" in educational discourse. The origins of community of inquiry can be found in the philosophical work of C. S. Peirce. From Peirce the notion of community of inquiry is adopted and developed by educational theorists of different orientations.…

  18. Field Test of Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus Polyphemus) Population Estimation Techniques

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2008-04-01

    transect surveys of dung: Sika deer in southern Scotland. Journal of Applied Ecology 38:349-363. McCoy, E. D., and H. R. Mushinsky. 1992. Studying a...Marques, F. F. C., S. T. Buckland, D. Goffin, C. E. Dixon, D. L. Borchers, B. A. Mayle, and A. J. Peace. 2001. Estimating deer abundance from line

  19. 32 CFR 246.3 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... STARS AND STRIPES (S&S) NEWSPAPER AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS § 246.3 Definitions. (a) Adverse Conditions... publisher of the Stars and Stripes produced by that organization. (c) S&S Management Action Group (MAG) and... issues. Neither the DoD S&S Steering Committee, nor the S&S MAG, involve themselves in Stars and...

  20. 20 CFR 645.212 - Who may be served under the general eligibility and noncustodial parent eligibility (primary...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...); or (c) (S)he is a noncustodial parent of a minor child if: (1) The noncustodial parent is: (i...; or (iv) The minor child is receiving or eligible for assistance under the Food Stamp program, the Supplemental Security Income program, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program; and (3)...

  1. Study of Fish Bite on the AN/BQR-15 Towed Array.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-11-01

    provided by Western Electric Company. The authors wish to thank Mr. Ray Keyes and his staff at Sea World for their generous support in making the...electrode. 5. Johnson, C.S., Electrical Model of Piscine Electrosensing System, NOSC TR 806, June 1982. 5 Figure Ia. Picture of a scientist at Sea World holding

  2. Protect Yourself! How To Minimize Your Risk of an IRS Audit.

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    Lukaszewski, Thomas; Moser, Barbara

    1998-01-01

    Shows how to minimize risk of an IRS audit and how to avoid traps caused by improper documentation and reporting requirements. Outlines the most likely audit areas for business tax returns. These include cash business; for sole proprietors, Schedule C; S and C corporation salary issues; shareholder loans; contractors versus employees; fringe…

  3. 21 CFR 172.886 - Petroleum wax.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... acid. 85 percent A.C.S. reagent grade. Sodium borohydride. 98 percent. Magnesium oxide (Sea Sorb 43... is 1 minute. Discard the aqueous layers. Filter the first extractive through anhydrous sodium sulfate prewashed with isooctane (see Sodium sulfate under “Reagents and Materials” for preparation of filter), into...

  4. 21 CFR 172.886 - Petroleum wax.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... acid. 85 percent A.C.S. reagent grade. Sodium borohydride. 98 percent. Magnesium oxide (Sea Sorb 43... is 1 minute. Discard the aqueous layers. Filter the first extractive through anhydrous sodium sulfate prewashed with isooctane (see Sodium sulfate under “Reagents and Materials” for preparation of filter), into...

  5. Limits of preservation of samples for urine strip tests and particle counting.

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    Kouri, Timo; Malminiemi, Outi; Penders, Joris; Pelkonen, Virpi; Vuotari, Lotta; Delanghe, Joris

    2008-01-01

    Preservation of urine samples is important for centralised laboratory services with automated instruments. A multicentre evaluation was carried out to assess preservative tubes from BD Diagnostics-Preanalytical Systems and from Greiner Bio-One for test strip reading (documented at the level of remission values), for particle counting by flow cytometers (UF-100) and for visual microscopy. Failures were expressed as percentages of originally positive samples beyond a two-fold change (+100% or -50%) from the original values. The preservative-containing BD Plus C&S plastic, BD Plus UAP and Greiner Stabilur tubes succeeded in preservation of test strip results for 6-24 h (exceptions were glucose and nitrite tests). Greiner boric acid tube showed false negative results in leukocyte, protein and ketone strip tests immediately after adding the preservative. Urine red blood cell counts (with Sysmex UF-100) were preserved for 5 h in BD Plus C&S plastic and Greiner Stabilur tubes (Greiner tubes having clearly larger preservative-related background). Bacteria or white blood cell counting succeeded in BD Plus C&S plastic tubes for 5 or 24 h, respectively, but up to 72 h in Greiner Stabilur tubes. In visual microscopy, the Greiner Stabilur tube was slightly better than the BD Plus C&S plastic tube. Urine specimens can be transported at +20 degrees C on the day of collection if preserved properly. Longer delays need careful planning with current preservatives. Flow cytometry with UF-100 is sensitive to non-dissolved preservative remnants.

  6. 21 CFR 173.400 - Dimethyldialkylammonium chloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... used as a processing solvent. (2) Ammonolysis of natural tallow fatty acids to form amines that are..., each, of free amine and amine hydrochloride as determined by A.O.C.S. method Te 3a-64, “Acid Value and Free Amine Value of Fatty Quaternary Ammonium Chlorides,” 2d printing including additions and revisions...

  7. 21 CFR 173.400 - Dimethyldialkylammonium chloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... used as a processing solvent. (2) Ammonolysis of natural tallow fatty acids to form amines that are..., each, of free amine and amine hydrochloride as determined by A.O.C.S. method Te 3a-64, “Acid Value and Free Amine Value of Fatty Quaternary Ammonium Chlorides,” 2d printing including additions and revisions...

  8. Marx in Narnia.

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    Wade, Barrie; Sheppard, John

    1989-01-01

    Argues that teachers must understand the different values found in children's literature. Examines four aspects of values present in C. S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia." Asserts that teachers must take responsibility for how such texts are received by young readers in the current multicultural, sexually equal society. (MM)

  9. A survey of veterinary antimicrobial prescribing practices, Washington State 2015.

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    Fowler, H; Davis, M A; Perkins, A; Trufan, S; Joy, C; Buswell, M; McElwain, T F; Moore, D; Worhle, R; Rabinowitz, P M

    2016-12-24

    Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global health issue. It is also a recognised problem in veterinary medicine. Between September and December 2015 the authors administered a cross-sectional survey to licensed veterinarians in Washington State to assess factors affecting antimicrobial prescribing practices among veterinarians in Washington State. Two hundred and three veterinarians completed the survey. The majority of respondents (166, 82 per cent) were engaged in small animal or exotic animal practice. 24 per cent of respondents reported not ordering culture and sensitivity (C/S) testing in practice. Of the 76 per cent of veterinarians who reported ordering C/S tests, 36 per cent reported ordering such testing 'often' or 'always' when treating presumptive bacterial infections. Most respondents (65 per cent) mentioned cost as the most common barrier to ordering a C/S test. Only 16 (10 per cent) respondents reported having access to or utilising a clinic-specific antibiogram. This survey demonstrated that while antimicrobials are commonly used in veterinary practice, and veterinarians are concerned about antimicrobial resistance, cost is a barrier to obtaining C/S tests to guide antimicrobial therapy. Summaries of antimicrobial resistance patterns are rarely available to the practising veterinarian. Efforts to promote antimicrobial stewardship in a 'One Health' manner should address barriers to the judicious use of antimicrobials in the veterinary practice setting. British Veterinary Association.

  10. 78 FR 28834 - Salton Sea Power L.L.C.; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Salton Sea Power L.L.C.; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market- Based Rate...-referenced proceeding of Salton Sea Power L.L.C.'s application for market-based rate authority, with an...

  11. Synthesis and electrochemical characterization of anode material with titanium-silicon alloy solid core/nanoporous silicon shell structures for lithium rechargeable batteries

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    Park, Jung-Bae; Ham, Jun-Sik; Shin, Min-Seon; Park, Hong-Kyu; Lee, Yong-Ju; Lee, Sung-Man

    2015-12-01

    Composite materials composed of titanium-silicon alloy (Ti-Si alloy) core and porous Si shell (core-shell (C/S) composite) are prepared, and their electrochemical performance as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries is reported. The C/S composites are fabricated by selective etching of the titanium silicide phase in the surface region of a Ti-Si alloy that consists of titanium silicide and Si phases. The Ti-Si alloy is mechanically alloyed (MA) by ball-milling a mixture containing elemental Si and TiH2. Prior to the etching treatment, some of the MA samples are annealed at temperatures ranging from 600 to 800 °C to further develop the crystalline structure; annealing leads to the increase in the crystallite size of the Si and silicide phases. Thereby, the core and shell structure of the C/S composites and their electrochemical behaviors are controlled. Electrodes prepared by blending the C/S composites with graphite show good cycle performance and rate capability.

  12. The Changing Role of Navy Research and Development Laboratories in Systems Acquisition

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    1977-12-01

    I % i T Technology C s^ ! 1 Technology D I 1 i / Spread of disciplines J 1/ - -- | A Personnel ^J Creative ability 1 1 Innovative capacity Knowledge...laboratories . 2 R&D as a Business A major objection to the application of formal plan- ning to R&D is that many important technological inovations

  13. Mechanisms of Inhibition of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor: Implications for Novel Anti-Cancer Therapies

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    2005-05-01

    activation by the secreted protein Argos. Nature 376, 699-702 11995). Koji Nagao 3, Yoh Adachi2 & Mitsuhiro Vanagida ’-’ 6. Golembo, h., Schweitzes; R...University Yoshida - 7. Freeman, M., Klantht, C., Goodstan, C. S. & Rahin, G. M. The argas geee ercodes a diifusihlc factor Honrnachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606

  14. Multiple Model-Based Robot Control: Development and Initial Evaluation

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    1988-12-01

    control. Proc. of Winter~ Annual Mleeting of ASPJE, Miami Beach, Florida, November 1985. GW8O. C. S. Greene and A. S. Wiliski. An analysis of the multiple...1400, 1987. SLC,78. T. W~erstrnm, L. Ljtmng, and 1. Gustavsson . A theoretical analysis of recursive identification methods. A utomnatica, 1-1:231-244

  15. Periodic Substorm Activity in the Geomagnetic Tail.

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    1983-02-01

    The electron intensities appear to be iso- tropic , while the ions exhibit a weak anisotropy. The bulk of the plasma may be present below 215 eV and...G. K. Parks, C. S. Lin, H. Reme, J. M. Bosqued , F. Martel, F. Cotin and A. Cros, An experiment to study energetic particle fluxes in and beyond the

  16. The emission of α,ω-diphenylpolyenes: A model involving several molecular structures

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    Catalán, Javier

    2007-05-01

    Available photophysical evidence for the emission of α,ω-diphenylpolyenes is shown to be consistent with a previously reported model [J. Catalán, J.L.G. de Paz, J. Chem. Phys. 124 (2006) 034306] involving two electronically excited molecular structures of 1B u and C s symmetry, respectively. The 1B u structure is produced by direct light absorption from the all- trans form of the α,ω-diphenylpolyene in the ground state and its emission exhibits mirror symmetry with respect to the absorption of the compound. On the other hand, the C s structure is generated from the 1B u structure of the α,ω-diphenylpolyene by rotation about a C-C single bond in the polyene chain, its emission being red-shifted with respect to the previous one and exhibiting markedly decreased vibrational structure. At room temperature, both emissions give the excitation spectrum, which are ascribed to the first absorption band for the compound. It is shown that some polyenes may exist in more than one structure of C s symmetry in the excited electronic state with lower energy than that of the 1B u state, from which the C s structures are produced. Hence, more than one electronic structure may be involved in the deactivation processes of the 1B u state, which is initially populated upon photo-excitation of the polyene molecule in the ground electronic state.

  17. Education Matters, October 2008

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    Beckner, Gary, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    Education Matters" is the monthly newsletter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), an organization dedicated to advancing the American teaching profession through personal growth, professional development, teacher advocacy and protection. This issue of the newsletter includes: (1) Fixing D.C.'s Schools: How a 38-Year-Old Rookie…

  18. Research on Aero-Thermodynamic Distortion Induced Structural Dynamic Response of Multi-Stage Compressor Blading.

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    1984-06-01

    8217 ." :’ ;’:::::. ====================================:: : " :.; :- ..’./.’ " """ ""..’’: : " ’. ’’. -. - ..: " ’] -’: ".."-".:"’. -" . . . .’.- .."... . . "".".".’.-.. . . . .. , Stlg30. Mach.• 6 .. - 2500- Ph oseO 8000- S • 30 C/S.*OO Phase

  19. Medieval Latin for Modern Day Students.

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    Russo, Richard V.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses a curriculum design and anthology of Latin readings for high school students developed by a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities/Readers' Digest Teacher-Scholar Fellowship. Maintains that correspondence between authors Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis provided inspiration for the anthology development project. (CFR)

  20. Polytechnic Perspectives. Coombe Lodge Report. Vol. 8 No. 9. Collection of Papers.

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    Andrews, Philippa, Ed.

    British polytechnics, or technical institutes, are considered from a range of perspectives. Papers include: higher education in the 1970's (C.F. Carter); polytechnic administration (including its relation to government agencies, personnel, academic structure, and financial and plant administration) (C.S. Hall); polytechnic costing: some problems…

  1. Item-Specific Adaptation and the Conflict-Monitoring Hypothesis: A Computational Model

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    Blais, Chris; Robidoux, Serje; Risko, Evan F.; Besner, Derek

    2007-01-01

    Comments on articles by Botvinick et al. and Jacob et al. M. M. Botvinick, T. S. Braver, D. M. Barch, C. S. Carter, and J. D. Cohen (2001) implemented their conflict-monitoring hypothesis of cognitive control in a series of computational models. The authors of the current article first demonstrate that M. M. Botvinick et al.'s (2001)…

  2. A Description of What Charles Sanders Peirce Meant by Truth and an Application of His Doctrine of Truth to Rhetorical Theory.

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    Timmis, John H., III

    This paper investigated the doctrine of truth of the pragmatic philosopher C.S. Peirce. The ontological and epistemological bases of the doctrine are described, and the status of truth, reality, investigation, and belief are drawn from these bases. The results indicate that Peirce's doctrine could be productively related to rhetorical theory,…

  3. Semiotic Fundamentals of Information Processing in Human Brain

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    2002-08-01

    Collected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce . Harvard Univ. Press., Cambridge, MA; Morris C. (1971). Writings on the General Theory of Signs, ed. Th. A. Sebeok. The Hague: Mouton. ...Longman, London, 1981. 36 Sebeok, T.A. 1995, Sign: An Introduction to Semiotics. Univ. Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada. 37 Peirce , C.S. (1935-66

  4. Metaphoric Displays for Dynamic Tasks

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    1987-03-01

    Interaction. Peirce , C. (1960). Collected paeers of Charles Sanders Peirce , Vol. i, Elements of loaic. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Spiro...representations is an ongoing processl. C. S. Peirce (1960) has provided a systematic theory of signs which 1We must also be careful to d~istinguish

  5. Broadening the Notion of Text: An Exploration of an Artistic Composing Process.

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    Smagorinsky, Peter; Coppock, John

    In language arts classes a "composition" generally refers to a written text. Semiotic theory based on C. S. Peirce's work suggests that writing is only one of many forms of composition available for mediating thought and activity. According to J. V. Wertsch (1991), writing should be one tool in a tool kit of mediational means available…

  6. Investigation of the Spin Stability of the NPS (Naval Postgraduate School) Mini-Satellite (Orion).

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    1987-12-04

    34 Master Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, September 1987. 2) Bodley, C.S., Devers, A.D., Park , A.C., and Frisch, H.P., A Digital Computer Program for...R.J. and Linkins , P.W., "Dynamics of Flexible Bodies in Tree Topology - A Computer - Oriented Approach," Journal of Guidance, Vol. 8, No. 5, Oct 1985

  7. The Promise and Practice of Pragmatism-Based Music Education in Democratic Societies

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    Goble, J. Scott

    2013-01-01

    In his book, "What's So Important about Music Education?" (2010), Goble J. Scott argues from a foundation of C. S. Peirce's pragmatist philosophy that school music education that enables students to understand and engage with the musical practices (or "praxes") of different cultural communities in terms of their…

  8. Mental Health Care: Who's Who

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    ... degree in social work (M.S.W.); Licensed Clinical Social Workers (L.C.S.W.) have additional supervised training and clinical work experience. Licensed Professional Counselor: Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or a related field. Mental Health Counselor: ...

  9. 6. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1930, WHITE ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    6. DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE DATEPLATE WHICH READS '1930, WHITE RIVER BRIDGE, ARKANSAS HIGHWAY COMMISSION, DWIGHT BLACKWOOD, CHAIRMAN, JUSTIN MATTHEWS, J. LAN WILLIAMS, J.S. PARKS, SAM J. WILSON, COMMISSIONERS, C.S. CHRISTIAN, STATE HIGHWAY ENGINEER, IRA HEDRICK, INC., CONSULTING ENGINEERS, PARHAM CONT. CO., CONTRACTOR' - Augusta Bridge, Spanning White River at Highway 64, Augusta, Woodruff County, AR

  10. Voltage clamping of unparalysed cut rat diaphragm for study of transmitter release.

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    Glavinović, M I

    1979-05-01

    1. As a result of the cutting procedure there is a decrease in the membrane potential, input resistance, and space constant of the rat diaphragm, and there is no contraction when the phrenic nerve is stimulated. While the reversal potential of end-plate currents in cut preparations appears normal, the size of miniature end-plate currents (m.e.p.c.s.) is slightly decreased. 2. An increase in the external concentration of potassium from 2.5 to 10.0 mM results only in a minor change (less than 5%) in statistical parameters of transmitter release (m, n and p). The size of m.e.p.c. is also almost unchanged. 3. A decrease in temperature from 37 degrees to 15 degrees C resulted in a decrease of m, n and p; however, the values are less than 25% smaller at 25 degrees C than at 37 degrees C. The size of m.e.p.c.s is very insensitive to changes in temperature. 4. As previously reported for the frog neuromuscular junction, changes in muscle membrane potential of cut and uncut rat diaphragm due to voltage clamping affect the frequency of m.e.p.c.s only in medium with raised external K concentration. The dependence of frequency of m.e.p.c.s on muscle membrane potential is remarkably similar in cut and uncut preparations. Evoked release in cut preparation in normal medium is not affected by the change in muscle membrane potential.

  11. Hebbian Learning of Cognitive Control: Dealing with Specific and Nonspecific Adaptation

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    Verguts, Tom; Notebaert, Wim

    2008-01-01

    The conflict monitoring model of M. M. Botvinick, T. S. Braver, D. M. Barch, C. S. Carter, and J. D. Cohen (2001) triggered several research programs investigating various aspects of cognitive control. One problematic aspect of the Botvinick et al. model is that there is no clear account of how the cognitive system knows where to intervene when…

  12. Salt-induced conformation and interaction changes of nucleosome core particles.

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    Mangenot, Stéphanie; Leforestier, Amélie; Vachette, Patrice; Durand, Dominique; Livolant, Françoise

    2002-01-01

    Small angle x-ray scattering was used to follow changes in the conformation and interactions of nucleosome core particles (NCP) as a function of the monovalent salt concentration C(s). The maximal extension (D(max)) of the NCP (145 +/- 3-bp DNA) increases from 137 +/- 5 A to 165 +/- 5 A when C(s) rises from 10 to 50 mM and remains constant with further increases of C(s) up to 200 mM. In view of the very weak increase of the R(g) value in the same C(s) range, we attribute this D(max) variation to tail extension, a proposal confirmed by simulations of the entire I(q) curves, considering an ideal solution of particles with tails either condensed or extended. This tail extension is observed at higher salt values when particles contain longer DNA fragments (165 +/- 10 bp). The maximal extension of the tails always coincides with the screening of repulsive interactions between particles. The second virial coefficient becomes smaller than the hard sphere virial coefficient and eventually becomes negative (net attractive interactions) for NCP(145). Addition of salt simultaneously screens Coulombic repulsive interactions between NCP and Coulombic attractive interactions between tails and DNA inside the NCP. We discuss how the coupling of these two phenomena may be of biological relevance. PMID:11751321

  13. Calculating Opto-Mechanically Induced Surface Acoustic Waves in a Silica Whispering Gallery Microresonator

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    2011-10-01

    8217{O .. •• ,..... N :I: t:. > u c: ~ ::s a OJ ’- u. l • ] Optica l State Number ver~us Frequency to Produce SAW: A2imutnal Optica l Modes...618 and 606 Interact to Generate SAW Mode 12 ~ ------.--:: Optica l Mode State Number Ml 618 - 2 606 United States Military Academy Photonics

  14. Theodore M. Hesburgh and His Philosophy of Catholic Higher Education

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    Parmach, Robert J.

    2012-01-01

    Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. (aka "Father Ted") is one of the leading living figures in the philosophy of Catholic higher education in the United States. He is not only recognized for a long and impressive tenure as president of the University of Notre Dame, but also revered as a priest whose intellectual and critical leadership blends a practical…

  15. Crystal structure of S-(4-methyl­benz­yl) piperidine­dithio­carbamate

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    Rahima, Z. A.; Abdul Halim, Siti Nadiah; How, Fiona N.-F.

    2015-01-01

    The title compound, C14H19NS2, crystallizes in the thione form with the presence of a C=S bond. The piperidine ring adopts a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the essentially planar di­thio­carbamate and p-tolyl fragments is 74.46 (10)° PMID:26396883

  16. Jane Austen: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.

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    Watt, Ian, Ed.

    One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Virginia Woolf, C. S. Lewis, Edmund Wilson, Ian Watt, Alan D. McKillop, Reuben A. Brower, Marvin Mudrick, Mark Schorer, Arnold Kettle, Lionel Trilling, Kingsley Amis, Andrew H. Wright, Donald J. Greene, and D. W.…

  17. The Parallels between Philosophical Inquiry and Scientific Inquiry: Implications for Science Education

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    Burgh, Gilbert; Nichols, Kim

    2012-01-01

    The "community of inquiry" as formulated by C. S. Peirce is grounded in the notion of communities of discipline-based inquiry engaged in the construction of knowledge. The phrase "transforming the classroom into a community of inquiry" is commonly understood as a pedagogical activity with a philosophical focus to guide…

  18. A Numerical Study of Wind Forcing in the Eastern Boundary Current System Off Portugal

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    1989-09-01

    Batteen, I hesis Advisor C. S. Nelsop, Second Reader Curtis A. Collins, Chairman, Department of Oceanography ABSTRACT A high resolution, multi-level...Academia das Ci~ncias, 126 1200 Lisboa Portugal 30. Dr Pedro Re Scqo Biologia \\Iaritirma da Faculdade de Ci~ncias Universidade de Lisboa, Bloco C2

  19. The Influence of Psycholinguistic Variables on Articulatory Errors in Naming in Progressive Motor Speech Degeneration

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    Code, Chris; Tree, Jeremy; Ball, Martin

    2011-01-01

    We describe an analysis of speech errors on a confrontation naming task in a man with progressive speech degeneration of 10-year duration from Pick's disease. C.S. had a progressive non-fluent aphasia together with a motor speech impairment and early assessment indicated some naming impairments. There was also an absence of significant…

  20. Battle Command Staff Training

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    1992-12-01

    collective performance. There are a variety of ideas that need attention, ranging Lvm how * staffs should operate vertically , how to measure staff...4-12 Preparation for Vertical BCST .........................................lC S...1.1-1 Appendix 1.2- Vertical BCST-Fire Support ........................................ 1.2-1 Appendix 1.3- Conceptual Innovations in Battle

  1. Cyclotron Maser Instability for General Magnetic Harmonic Number,

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    1975-01-01

    Zaytsev, T. B. Pankratova, N. I. Petelin , and V. A. Flyagin, Radio Eng ineering and Electron ic Physics 19, 103 (1974). 5. D. V. Kisel, C. S. Korablev , V...G. Navelyeu , N. I. Petelin , and Sh. E. Tsimring, Radio Engineering and Electronic Physics 19, 95 (1974 , . 6. E. Ott and W. M. Mar~heimer , IEEE

  2. Type 1 Hot Corrosion Furnace Testing and Evaluation.

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    1982-10-01

    Mixed Temperature Mode Burner Rig Test, Aprigliano, L. F., pp. 6-7, September 1980. 18. Giggins, C. S. and Pettit, F. S ., op . cit. 19. David W. Taylor...X. and Duhl, D. N., op. cit. 24. Green, K. A. and Nichols, E. S ., op . cit. 25. Aprigliano, L. F., op. cit. 26. Green, K. A. and Nichols, E. S ., op . cit

  3. Achievement Motivation in High School: Contrasting Theoretical Models in the Classroom.

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    Garcia-Celay, I. Montero; Tapia, J. Alonso

    1992-01-01

    Three models of achievement motivation in the classroom are contrasted. Results with 155 high school students suggest that the model of C. S. Dweck and E. S. Elliott offers a better explanation of the relationships among achievement motivation, attributions, emotional reactions, expectancies, and performance than do the other models. (SLD)

  4. 77 FR 3766 - PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Staff Technical Conference

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Staff Technical Conference On... explore the issues presented by PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.'s (PJM) filing.\\1\\ Take notice that the... Commission's questions by February 10, 2012. \\1\\ PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., 137 FERC ] 61,204...

  5. 78 FR 62360 - PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Technical Conference

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Technical Conference Federal Energy.... to approximately 1:00 p.m., to consider issues related to PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.'s...

  6. Hyperbolic Conservation Laws with Umbilic Points I

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    1992-08-01

    del problema di Cauchy Universitih di Roma, Rendiconti di Matematica, 14, 382-387 (1955). [DCL] Ding, X., Chen, G.-Q., and Luo, P.: Convergence of the... Universidade Cat6lica do Rio de Janeiro, Ph. D. Thesis (in Portuguese), 1989. [Mo! Morawetz, C. S. : On a Weak Solution for a Transonic Flow Problem, Comm

  7. General characteristics of the diet of Trachinotus paitensis (Teleostei: Carangidae) from San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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    Cruz Escalona, V H; Abitia Cárdenas, L A

    2004-03-01

    The food habits of Trachinotus paitensis, in San Ignacio Lagoon B.C.S., Mexico, were investigated. We observed that T. paitensis is carnivorous, feeding mainly on benthic invertebrates (the gastropods Anachis spp., Bittium spp., and the crustacean larvae). We concluded that T. paitensis is an opportunist predator that impacts mainly on epibenthic invertebrates.

  8. Desulfurization chemistry on tungsten surfaces

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    Benziger, J.B.; Preston, R.E.

    1985-01-01

    Desulfurization on tungsten surfaces was studied by Auger spectroscopy, temperature programmed desorption, and infrared spectroscopy. Aliphatic compounds reacted by electrophilic interaction of sulfur with the surface. On sulfided surfaces adsorption occurred by disulfide linkages, but C-S bond scission required vacant metal sites. Thiophene underwent electrophilic attack on the ring at the ..cap alpha..-carbon by metal sites.

  9. 21 CFR 172.250 - Petroleum naphtha.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... equivalent) or by distillation. Methyl alcohol, A.C.S. reagent grade. Use 10 milliliters and proceed as with... may be purified by simple distillation or by refluxing in the presence of potassium hydroxide (10 grams/2 liters) and zinc dust (25 grams/2 liters) for 3 hours followed by distillation. n-Hexadecane,...

  10. Early age hydration and pozzolanic reaction in natural zeolite blended cements: Reaction kinetics and products by in situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

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    Snellings, R.; Mertens, G.; Cizer, O.; Elsen, J.

    2010-12-15

    The in situ early-age hydration and pozzolanic reaction in cements blended with natural zeolites were investigated by time-resolved synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction with Rietveld quantitative phase analysis. Chabazite and Na-, K-, and Ca-exchanged clinoptilolite materials were mixed with Portland cement in a 3:7 weight ratio and hydrated in situ at 40 {sup o}C. The evolution of phase contents showed that the addition of natural zeolites accelerates the onset of C{sub 3}S hydration and precipitation of CH and AFt. Kinetic analysis of the consumption of C{sub 3}S indicates that the enveloping C-S-H layer is thinner and/or less dense in the presence of alkali-exchanged clinoptilolite pozzolans. The zeolite pozzolanic activity is interpreted to depend on the zeolite exchangeable cation content and on the crystallinity. The addition of natural zeolites alters the structural evolution of the C-S-H product. Longer silicate chains and a lower C/S ratio are deduced from the evolution of the C-S-H b-cell parameter.

  11. CaCl 2 -Accelerated Hydration of Tricalcium Silicate: A STXM Study Combined with 29 Si MAS NMR

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    Li, Qinfei; Ge, Yong; Geng, Guoqing; ...

    2015-01-01

    Tmore » he effect of calcium chloride (CaCl 2 ) on tricalcium silicate (C 3 S) hydration was investigated by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) with Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectra and 29 Si MAS NMR. STXM is demonstrated to be a powerful tool for studying the chemical composition of a cement-based hydration system.he Ca L 3,2 -edge NEXAFS spectra obtained by examining C 3 S hydration in the presence of CaCl 2 showed that this accelerator does not change the coordination of calcium in the calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H), which is the primary hydration product. O K-edge NEXAFS is also very useful in distinguishing the chemical components in hydrated C 3 S. Based on the Ca L 3,2 -edge spectra and chemical component mapping, we concluded that CaCl 2 prefers to coexist with unhydrated C 3 S instead of C-S-H. In Si K-edge NEXAFS analysis, CaCl 2 increases the degree of silicate polymerization of C-S-H in agreement with the 29 Si CP/MAS NMR results, which show that the presence of CaCl 2 in hydrated C 3 S considerably accelerates the formation of middle groups ( Q 2 ) and branch sites ( Q 3 ) in the silicate chains of C-S-H gel at 1-day hydration.« less

  12. 78 FR 20389 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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  13. 75 FR 65557 - Unblocking of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons Pursuant to Executive Order 12978

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    ... DECAFARMA S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROCARD S.A., Bogota, Colombia; c/o DROMARCA Y CIA. S.C.S., Bogota..., Colombia; c/o PRODUCTOS GALO Y CIA. LTDA., Bogota, Colombia; DOB 2 Apr 1951; Cedula No. 19134241...

  14. Explicit Sex--Liberation or Exploitation: The Rise and Fall of Topless Radio

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    Carlin, John C.

    1976-01-01

    Defines "topless" radio as live, midday, female-only, two-way talk show format as originated by Station KGBS-AM/FM, Los Angeles, and examines F. C. C.'s struggles to eliminate such programing which they deemed obscene and indecent. (MH)

  15. Case Studies in the Campus Ministry.

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    Welsh, Clement W. (Ed.)

    This collection of essays on the campus ministry attempts to stimulate interest in developing an efficacious, contemporary role for religion in campus life. An introduction by Clement W. Welch states the place and relationship of the church in the academic community. A section of descriptive essays follows. John J. Kirvan, C.S.P., describes the…

  16. Supreme Court Strikes down a Gun Ban and Raises Questions for College Campuses

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    Kelderman, Eric; Lipka, Sara

    2008-01-01

    The Supreme Court's landmark ruling overturning Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban could have implications for colleges that prohibit firearms on their campuses. Last month the court declared for the first time that the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep a gun, not just the right of states to maintain armed…

  17. 75 FR 34200 - Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System

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    .... Applicant: Pan Am Railways, Mr. Timothy R. Kunzler, Chief Engineer, C&S, Iron Horse Park, North Billerica... (FML) of Pan Am Southern, LLC. (PAS). The applicant's corporate name is Springfield Terminal Railway... owned subsidiaries of Pan Am Railways, Inc. ST seeks approval of the discontinuance and removal of...

  18. Sound Propagation through a Moderate Coastal Upwelling: Comparison of Modeling Prediction with Experimental Data.

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    1983-08-22

    EAVWARCOL (Dr. Cavanaugh) 2 COMPATWINGSPAC, TIC D& R Off icer 1 APL/UW, SKITTLE 1 VOWA/EL 1 WOODS HOLZ OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION 1 MARINE PHYrSICAL LAB, SCRIPPS 1 5AN5S(ZT1C. S. Lund*) 1 OTIC 12 F4,LM =83U

  19. Coinfections of Multiple Virulent Adenoviral Species in Previously Vaccinated Patients

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    2007-11-02

    C.S. 1991. End-joining of DNA fragments in adenovirus transfection of human cells. Virology 183:160-169. 15. Sambrook , J., Williams, J., Sharp...P.A., and Grodzicker, T. 1975. Physical mapping of temperature-sensitive mutations of adenoviruses. J. Mol. Biol. 97:369-390. 16. Sambrook , J

  20. Making Another World: Relationships in Playwriting. A Study of High School Playwriting Students

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    Oreck, Barry

    2017-01-01

    A study of former participants in high and middle school playwriting programs investigated students' perceptions of their experiences. After 20+ years of partnerships in a wide range of schools, Washington D.C.'s Young Playwrights' Theater examined how and why playwriting works and for whom. How does the form and process of writing plays motivate…

  1. Experimental Investigation of Transverse Supersonic Gaseous Injection Enhancement Into Supersonic Flow

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    1996-12-01

    1 0 In combusting flows, Northam and Capriotti found the swept ramp design increased combustion efficiency and had less total temperature sensitivity...Greenberg, C. S. Byington and D. P. Capriotti , "Evaluation of Parallel Configurations for Mach 2 Combustion", Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 8

  2. Radar Cross Section Visualization Using Sample Buffer Progressive Refinement Volume Rendering

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    1993-12-01

    BUFFER PROGRESSIVE REFINEMENT VOLUME RENDERING THESIS Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Engineering of the Air Force Institute of...Technology Air University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Computer Engineering Alain L. M. Jones, B.S.C.S...Generator ................................................................................ 15 Rendering Engine

  3. Anger and Approach: Reply to Watson (2009) and to Tomarken and Zald (2009)

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    Carver, Charles S.; Harmon-Jones, Eddie

    2009-01-01

    C. S. Carver and E. Harmon-Jones reviewed evidence consistent with the idea that anger arises from a behavioral approach system. Commentary on that article by A. J. Tomarken and D. H. Zald raised questions about the many elements involved in acts of approach and limitations on what information can be provided by electroencephalograms. Commentary…

  4. Experimental determination of bulk modulus of 14 A tobermorite using high pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction

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    Oh, Jae Eun; Clark, Simon M.; Wenk, Hans-Rudolf; Monteiro, Paulo J.M.

    2012-02-15

    Using a diamond anvil cell, 14 A tobermorite, a structural analogue of calcium silicate hydrates (C-S-H), was examined by high-pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction up to 4.8 GPa under hydrostatic conditions. The bulk modulus of 14 A tobermorite was calculated, K{sub o} = 47 GPa. Comparison of the current results with previous high pressure studies on C-S-H(I) indicates that: (1) the compression behavior of the lattice parameters a and b of 14 A tobermorite and C-S-H(I) are very similar, implying that both materials may have very similar Ca-O layers, and also implying that an introduction of structural defects into the Ca-O layers may not substantially change in-plane incompressibility of the ab plane of 14 A tobermorite; and (2) the bulk modulus values of 14 A tobermorite and C-S-H(I) are dominated by the incompressibility of the lattice parameter c, which is directly related to the interlayer spacing composed of dreierketten silicate chains, interlayer Ca, and water molecules.

  5. Confined Water Dissociation in Microporous Defective Silicates: Mechanism, Dipole Distribution, and Impact on Substrate Properties.

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    Manzano, Hegoi; Moeini, Sina; Marinelli, Francis; Van Duin, Adri C. T.; Ulm, Franz-Josef; Pellenq, Roland J. M.

    2012-01-01

    Interest in microporous materials has risen in recent years, as they offer a confined environment that is optimal to enhance chemical reactions. Calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) gel, the main component of cement, presents a layered structure with sub-nanometer-size disordered pores filled with water and cations. The size of the pores and the hydrophilicity of the environment make C-S-H gel an excellent system to study the possibility of confined water reactions. To investigate it, we have performed molecular dynamics simulations using the ReaxFF force field. The results show that water does dissociate to form hydroxyl groups. We have analyzed the water dissociation mechanism, as well as the changes in the structure and water affinity of the C-S-H matrix and water polarization, comparing the results with the behavior of water in a defective zeolite. Finally, we establish a relationship between water dissociation in C-S-H gel and the increase of hardness due to a transformation from a two- to a three-dimensional structure.

  6. MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION IN HUMAN LUNGS

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    MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION IN HUMAN LUNGS. Jung-il Choi*, Center for Environmental Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; C. S. Kim, USEPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab. RTP, NC 27711

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  7. 47 CFR 87.199 - Special requirements for 406.0-406.1 MHz ELTs.

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    2011-10-01

    ... contain as an integral part a homing beacon operating only on 121.500 MHz that meets all the requirements... MHz homing beacon must have a continuous duty cycle that may be interrupted during the transmission of... Beacon Type Approval Standard (C/S T.007). Additionally, an independent test facility must certify that...

  8. 47 CFR 87.199 - Special requirements for 406.0-406.1 MHz ELTs.

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    2010-10-01

    ...-406.1 MHz ELT must contain as an integral part a homing beacon operating only on 121.500 MHz that... (a) of this section. The 121.500 MHz homing beacon must have a continuous duty cycle that may be... COSPAS/SARSAT 406 MHz Distress Beacon Type Approval Standard (C/S T.007). Additionally, an independent...

  9. A Modest Proposal: Permit Interlocutory Appeals of Summary Judgment Denials

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    1994-04-01

    Zavislak v. United States, 29 Fed. Cl. 525, 527-28 (1993). 2. Mitchell v. Data Gen. Corp., 12 F.3d 1310 (4th Cir. 1993) (Age Discrimination in Employment Act...42 U.S.C. S 2000e (1988). 222. 411 U.S. 792 (1973). This burden shifting framework Ls also applicable- to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of

  10. Effect of a physical phase plate on contrast transfer in an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope.

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    Gamm, B; Schultheiss, K; Gerthsen, D; Schröder, R R

    2008-08-01

    In this theoretical study we analyze contrast transfer of weak-phase objects in a transmission electron microscope, which is equipped with an aberration corrector (C(s)-corrector) in the imaging lens system and a physical phase plate in the back focal plane of the objective lens. For a phase shift of pi/2 between scattered and unscattered electrons induced by a physical phase plate, the sine-type phase contrast transfer function is converted into a cosine-type function. Optimal imaging conditions could theoretically be achieved if the phase shifts caused by the objective lens defocus and lens aberrations would be equal to zero. In reality this situation is difficult to realize because of residual aberrations and varying, non-zero local defocus values, which in general result from an uneven sample surface topography. We explore the conditions--i.e. range of C(s)-values and defocus--for most favourable contrast transfer as a function of the information limit, which is only limited by the effect of partial coherence of the electron wave in C(s)-corrected transmission electron microscopes. Under high-resolution operation conditions we find that a physical phase plate improves strongly low- and medium-resolution object contrast, while improving tolerance to defocus and C(s)-variations, compared to a microscope without a phase plate.

  11. Formation of pyrimidine dimer radical anions in the gas phase.

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    Edtbauer, Achim; Russell, Katherine; Feketeová, Linda; Taubitz, Jörg; Mitterdorfer, Christian; Denifl, Stephan; O'Hair, Richard A J; Märk, Tilmann D; Scheier, Paul; Wille, Uta

    2009-12-21

    Crossed-beam experiments revealed that attachment of a free electron to the cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers c,s-DMT<>DMT and c,a-DMT<>DMT leads to the formation of dimer radical anions with the lifetime of at least 80 micros, thus showing that the latter are much more stable than previously believed.

  12. Parametric Analysis of Combustion of Porous Medium.

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    1985-12-01

    Desenvolvimento 2 Ministerio da Aeronautica Brasilia , Brazil 2. Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial 2 Ministerio da Aeronau ica Sao Jose dos Campos , SP , Brazil 12200 3...Major Antonio C. S. Serapiao , Brazilien air force 3 Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial Sao Jose dos Campos , SP , Brazil 12200 4. Associate Professor David

  13. Synthesis of a 3-Thiomannoside.

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    Comba, María B; Suárez, Alejandra G; Sarotti, Ariel M; Mangione, María I; Spanevello, Rolando A; Giordano, Enrique D V

    2016-04-15

    An efficient and straightforward synthesis of a novel 3-thiomannoside derivative (1,2,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-3-S-acetyl-3-thio-β-d-mannopyranoside) was developed starting from levoglucosenone. A xanthate-thiocarbonate exchange under acidic conditions was the key step for the new C-S bond. The product was obtained enantiospecifically in very good overall yield.

  14. Exogenous surfactant in ischemia/reperfusion: effects on endogenous surfactant pools.

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    Mühlfeld, Christian; Becker, Laura; Bussinger, Christine; Vollroth, Marcel; Nagib, Ragi; Schaefer, Inga-Marie; Knudsen, Lars; Richter, Joachim; Madershahian, Navid; Wahlers, Thorsten; Wittwer, Thorsten; Ochs, Matthias

    2010-03-01

    Pre-ischemic surfactant treatment attenuates ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study we investigate whether exogenous surfactant acts by influencing endogenous intra-alveolar and intracellular surfactant pools and subtype composition. Rat lungs from control with (C + S) or without (C - S) surfactant treatment and I/R with (I/R + S) or without (I/R - S) surfactant treatment were analyzed. In I/R groups, lungs underwent ischemic storage for 4 hours at 4 degrees C and reperfusion for 60 minutes. The ultrastructure of intra-alveolar and intracellular surfactant forms fixed in their natural localization and microorganization was investigated by light- and electron-microscopic stereology. Only slight differences in alveolar epithelial Type II cell number or volume and lamellar body parameters were observed. Intra-alveolar surfactant volume was significantly enhanced in C + S and I/R + S. I/R increased inactivated surfactant forms (unilamellar vesicles) in untreated [mean (SD): C - S: 26.0% (8.0%) vs I/R - S: 64.8% (5.5%); p < 0.01], but not in surfactant-treated rats [I/R + S: 23.5% (11.5%); p < 0.01 vs I/R - S]. The increase in unilamellar vesicles was closely correlated with intra-alveolar edema and decreased perfusate oxygenation. Attenuation of I/R injury by pre-ischemic exogenous surfactant treatment is mainly based on stabilizing and increasing the active endogenous intra-alveolar surfactant pool.

  15. Report of the Hydrographic Service Royal Australian Navy for the Year Ended 30th June 1983, Issue Number 19.

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    1983-01-01

    of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics C.S.I.R.O. Division of Fisheries and Oceanography Department of Administrative Services, Canberra The...Aust. Survey Office, Queensland Port of Brisbane Authority Bundaberg Hi., uour Board, Queensland Cairns Harboui Board. Queensland Gladstone Harbour

  16. Developing stressor-watershed function relationships to refine the national maps of watershed integrity

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    Abstract ESA 2017Developing stressor-watershed function relationships to refine the national maps of watershed integrityJohnson, Z.C., S.G. Leibowitz, and R.A. Hill. To be submitted to the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. August 2017.Human-induced ecolo...

  17. Plasma Instabilities and Transport in the MPD Thruster

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    1993-06-01

    heating with increasing beta may be partly due to the fact that, at low beta, the instability has its dominant modes oriented at small angles to the...cross-field stream- ing instability. Physics of Fluids, 26(5):1259-1267, 1983. [25] S.T. Tsai, M. Tanaka, J.D. Gaffey Jr., E.H. Da Jornada , and C.S

  18. Gentrifying Water and Selling Jim Crow.

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    Williams, Brett

    2002-01-01

    Explores the gentrification of Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia watershed, tracing the projects of federal and local government to devitalize and demolish living black relationships and institutions while reifying lost, invented, or imagined communities. Explores connections among capital, community, culture, and state power. Examines problems in the…

  19. [Design and trial of computer test system for experiment courses of human parasitology].

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    Liao, Hua; Ling, Jin; Su, Shui-Lian; Zeng, Jie; Xie, Qiong-Jun

    2011-06-01

    Based on the traditional experimental test of human parasitology, a reform was conducted to avoid the shortage of specimens and a disclosure of test questions. An experimental test system of human parasitology based on client/server (C/S) structure was therefore developed. This practicable system can increase the efficiency and fairness of examination and reduce cost.

  20. MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION IN HUMAN LUNGS

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    MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION IN HUMAN LUNGS. Jung-il Choi*, Center for Environmental Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; C. S. Kim, USEPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab. RTP, NC 27711

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