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  1. Mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) with VUV radiation

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    Kostko, Oleg; Kim, Sang Kyu; Wilson, Kevin R.; Leone, Stephen R.; Ahmed, Musahid

    2009-05-01

    Mass analyzed threshold ionization is a combination of threshold ionization spectroscopy with mass spectrometry. Similar to zero electron kinetic energy (ZEKE), MATI spectroscopy takes advantage of the field ionization of long lived high Rydberg states to obtain an ionization threshold and perform spectroscopy on the resulting cation. MATI at the synchrotron utilizing tunable VUV light opens up a novel way to perform spectroscopy on ions and improve the resolution in ionization energy determination in comparison with conventional photoionization efficiency curve measurements. This method is implemented at the Advanced Light Source and vibrationally-resolved MATI spectra for simple di- and polyatomic molecules (O2, N2, H2O, N2O, C2H2, and C6H6) are measured. This preliminary work allows us to test the applicability of MATI at a synchrotron and prepare for investigation of more complex systems such as mixtures of molecules, isomers and clusters.

  2. An Exchange between Laurie Grobman and Richard C. Raymond

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    Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a commentary exchange between authors Laurie Grobman and Richard C. Raymond regarding Raymond's article "Re-placing Lit in Comp II: Pragmatic/Humanistic Benefits." Grobman said that in her brief commentary on Raymond's article, she chooses not to explicitly address his thesis that literature belongs in a research-based…

  3. Mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy of p-cresol

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    Shirhatti, P. R.; Wategaonkar, S.

    2012-03-01

    Experimental setup was developed for carrying out the mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. Primary objective has been to carry out the vibronic spectroscopy of the novel hydrogen bonded complexes in the cationic state. To this end MATI spectroscopy is best suited for the purpose. This work presents the successful implementation of the same using p-cresol as a test case. This happens to be the prime substrate in most of our studies on weakly hydrogen bonded complexes that are dominated by the dispersion interaction contrary to the electrostatic nature of the conventional hydrogen bonds. The adiabatic ionization potential of p-cresol was determined as 65,904 ± 10 cm-1 which is in good agreement with the previously reported value. The MATI spectrum also shows a few vibronic bands of p-cresol cation.

  4. Curare Alkaloids: Constituents of a Matis Dart Poison.

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    Malca Garcia, Gonzalo R; Hennig, Lothar; Shelukhina, Irina V; Kudryavtsev, Denis S; Bussmann, Rainer W; Tsetlin, Victor I; Giannis, Athanassios

    2015-11-25

    A phytochemical study of dart and arrow poison from the Matis tribe led to the identification of D-(-)-quinic acid, L-malic acid, ethyldimethylamine, magnoflorine, and five new bisbenzyltetrahydroisoquinoline alkaloids (BBIQAs), 1-5. D-Tubocurarine could not be identified among these products. BBIQA (3) contains a unique linkage at C-8 and C-11'. All structures were characterized by a combination of NMR and HRESIMS data. The effects of Matis poison and individual BBIQAs (1-3) on rat muscle nAChR expressed in Xenopus oocytes have been investigated using the two-electrode voltage clamp technique.

  5. [Persea schiedeana (Lauraceae), a new host of Heilipus lauri Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Veracruz, Mexico].

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    Castañeda-Vildózola, Alvaro; Del Angel-Coronel, Oscar A; Cruz-Castillo, Juan G; Váldez-Carrasco, Jorge

    2009-01-01

    The presence of the Molytinae Heilipus lauri Boheman is reported for the first time attacking fruits of Persea schiedeana, commonly called 'chinene' in Huatusco and Zongolica, state of Veracruz, Mexico.

  6. Diapause and its regulation in the whitefly Trialeurodes lauri.

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    Gerling, D; Guershon, M; Erel, E; Inbar, M

    2011-12-01

    This study focuses on the regulation of synchronization between the life cycle of the oligophagous whitefly, Trialeurodes lauri (Signoret), and its evergreen host tree Arbutus andrachne in Mediterranean chaparral. Whitefly infestations vary considerably among trees. The adults of the univoltine (one generation per year) whitefly emerge en masse during April and May and oviposit on the new spring foliage. Following approximately one month of development to the early fourth instar, the nymphs enter nine-month diapauses, terminating in February. This diapause is induced and maintained by the plant and can be experimentally avoided (in the case of developing young nymphs) or terminated (in the case of diapausing fourth instars), if whitefly-bearing branches are severed from the tree and placed in water under laboratory conditions. This study is the first report of a whitefly diapausing through both summer and winter seasons. The role of the host plant in the process is discussed.

  7. An Application of MacLaury's Vantage Theory to Abstract Categories: Identity and the Process of Categorisation

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    Fabiszak, Malgorzata

    2010-01-01

    This paper is an application of Robert E. MacLaury's Vantage Theory (VT) to the analysis of real life spoken discourse. It utilizes Dennis R. Preston's (1994) modification of MacLaury's VT. It elucidates how cognitive processes of coordinate selection and combination contribute to the on-line construction of category membership in the abstract…

  8. An Application of MacLaury's Vantage Theory to Abstract Categories: Identity and the Process of Categorisation

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    Fabiszak, Malgorzata

    2010-01-01

    This paper is an application of Robert E. MacLaury's Vantage Theory (VT) to the analysis of real life spoken discourse. It utilizes Dennis R. Preston's (1994) modification of MacLaury's VT. It elucidates how cognitive processes of coordinate selection and combination contribute to the on-line construction of category membership in the abstract…

  9. MATI, a Novel Protein Involved in the Regulation of Herbivore-Associated Signaling Pathways.

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    Santamaría, M Estrella; Martinez, Manuel; Arnaiz, Ana; Ortego, Félix; Grbic, Vojislava; Diaz, Isabel

    2017-01-01

    The defense response of the plants against herbivores relies on a complex network of interconnected signaling pathways. In this work, we characterized a new key player in the response of Arabidopsis against the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, the MATI (Mite Attack Triggered Immunity) gene. This gene was differentially induced in resistant Bla-2 strain relative to susceptible Kon Arabidopsis accessions after mite attack, suggesting a potential role in the control of spider mites. To study the MATI gene function, it has been performed a deep molecular characterization of the gene combined with feeding bioassays using modified Arabidopsis lines and phytophagous arthropods. The MATI gene belongs to a new gene family that had not been previously characterized. Biotic assays showed that it confers a high tolerance not only to T. urticae, but also to the chewing lepidopteran Spodoptera exigua. Biochemical analyses suggest that MATI encodes a protein involved in the accumulation of reducing agents upon herbivore attack to control plant redox homeostasis avoiding oxidative damage and cell death. Besides, molecular analyses demonstrated that MATI is involved in the modulation of different hormonal signaling pathways, affecting the expression of genes involved in biosynthesis and signaling of the jasmonic acid and salicylic acid hormones. The fact that MATI is also involved in defense through the modulation of the levels of photosynthetic pigments highlights the potential of MATI proteins to be exploited as biotechnological tools for pest control.

  10. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy of atoms and molecules using VUV synchrotron radiation.

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    Kostko, Oleg; Kim, Sang Kyu; Leone, Stephen R; Ahmed, Musahid

    2009-12-31

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has been performed for Ar, N(2), O(2), N(2)O, H(2)O, C(2)H(2), and C(6)H(6). MATI allows for a better determination of ionization energies compared to those derived from photoionization efficiency curves traditionally used in synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry. The separation of the long-lived Rydberg state from the directly formed prompt ion, essential for a meaningful MATI spectrum, has been accomplished by employing an arrangement of ion optics coupled to unique electric field pulsing schemes. For Ar, a number of resolved bands below the ionization energy are observed, and these are ascribed to high-n,l Rydberg states prepared in the MATI scheme. The first vibrational state resolved MATI spectra of N(2) and O(2) are reported, and spectral characteristics are discussed in comparison with previously reported threshold photoelectron spectroscopic studies. Although MATI performed with synchrotron radiation is intrinsically less sensitive compared to laser-based sources, this work demonstrates that MATI spectroscopy performed with widely tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation is a complementary technique for studying the ionization spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules.

  11. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization (MATI) Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules using VUV Synchrotron Radiation

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    Kostko, Oleg; Kim, Sang Kyu; Leone, Stephen R.; Ahmed, Musahid

    2009-01-28

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has been performed for Ar, N2, O2, N2O, H2O, C2H2, and C6H6. MATI allows for a better determination of ionization energies compared to those derived from photoionization efficiency curves traditionally used in synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry. The separation of the long-lived Rydberg state from the directly-formed prompt ion, essential for a meaningful MATI spectrum, has been accomplished by employing an arrangement of ion optics coupled to unique electric-field pulsing schemes. For Ar, a number of resolved bands below the ionization energy are observed, and these are ascribed to high-n,l Rydberg states prepared in the MATI scheme. The first vibrational stateresolved MATI spectra of N2 and O2 are reported and spectral characteristics are discussed in comparison with previously-reported threshold photoelectron spectroscopic studies. While MATI performed with synchrotron radiation is intrinsically less sensitive compared to laser based sources, this work demonstrates that MATI spectroscopy performed with widely tunable VUV radiation is a complementary technique for studying the ionization spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules.

  12. MATI, a Novel Protein Involved in the Regulation of Herbivore-Associated Signaling Pathways

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    Santamaría, M. Estrella; Martinez, Manuel; Arnaiz, Ana; Ortego, Félix; Grbic, Vojislava; Diaz, Isabel

    2017-01-01

    The defense response of the plants against herbivores relies on a complex network of interconnected signaling pathways. In this work, we characterized a new key player in the response of Arabidopsis against the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, the MATI (Mite Attack Triggered Immunity) gene. This gene was differentially induced in resistant Bla-2 strain relative to susceptible Kon Arabidopsis accessions after mite attack, suggesting a potential role in the control of spider mites. To study the MATI gene function, it has been performed a deep molecular characterization of the gene combined with feeding bioassays using modified Arabidopsis lines and phytophagous arthropods. The MATI gene belongs to a new gene family that had not been previously characterized. Biotic assays showed that it confers a high tolerance not only to T. urticae, but also to the chewing lepidopteran Spodoptera exigua. Biochemical analyses suggest that MATI encodes a protein involved in the accumulation of reducing agents upon herbivore attack to control plant redox homeostasis avoiding oxidative damage and cell death. Besides, molecular analyses demonstrated that MATI is involved in the modulation of different hormonal signaling pathways, affecting the expression of genes involved in biosynthesis and signaling of the jasmonic acid and salicylic acid hormones. The fact that MATI is also involved in defense through the modulation of the levels of photosynthetic pigments highlights the potential of MATI proteins to be exploited as biotechnological tools for pest control. PMID:28649257

  13. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization (MATI) Spectroscopy of Atoms and Molecules Using VUV Synchrotron Radiation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kostko, Oleg; Kim, Sang Kyu; Leone, Stephen R.; Ahmed, Musahid

    2009-05-01

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using synchrotron radiation (Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) has been performed for Ar, N2, O2, N2O, H2O, C2H2, and C6H6. MATI allows for a better determination of ionization energies compared to those derived from photoionization efficiency curves traditionally used in synchrotron photoionization mass spectrometry. The separation of the long-lived Rydberg state from the directly formed prompt ion, essential for a meaningful MATI spectrum, has been accomplished by employing an arrangement of ion optics coupled to unique electric field pulsing schemes. For Ar, a number of resolved bands below the ionization energy are observed, and these are ascribed to high-n,l Rydberg states prepared in the MATI scheme. The first vibrational state resolved MATI spectra of N2 and O2 are reported, and spectral characteristics are discussed in comparison with previously reported threshold photoelectron spectroscopic studies. Although MATI performed with synchrotron radiation is intrinsically less sensitive compared to laser-based sources, this work demonstrates that MATI spectroscopy performed with widely tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) radiation is a complementary technique for studying the ionization spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules.

  14. Laurie R. Santos: Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology

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    American Psychologist, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Presents a short biography of one of the winners of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. The 2012 winner is Laurie R. Santos for creative and insightful investigations of cognition across a broad range of species and psychological domains, illuminating cognitive…

  15. Antibacterial activity of LauriPure in vitro and on skin of processed broilers.

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    Studies were conducted to examine the ability of LauriPure to inhibit the growth of Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus simulans, and Listeria innocua isolates recovered from processed broiler carcasses. In vitro studies were conducted using the Bioscreen C Microbiology Reader t...

  16. Laurie R. Santos: Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology

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    American Psychologist, 2012

    2012-01-01

    Presents a short biography of one of the winners of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. The 2012 winner is Laurie R. Santos for creative and insightful investigations of cognition across a broad range of species and psychological domains, illuminating cognitive…

  17. MATI Spectroscopical Detection Of Geometry Changes Of Aromatic Molecules In The Ionic State

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    Gunzer, Frank

    2009-09-01

    Since its introduction the MATI (mass analyzed threshold ionization) spectroscopy has been an important technique for the investigation of molecular ions with lasers. The energies of molecular states and in particular the ionization energy can be determined with very high accuracy. A major problem of MATI spectroscopy is the reduced signal strength compared for example with ZEKE (zero kinetic energy) spectroscopy which analyzes electrons instead of ions. MATI spectroscopy was applied in the investigation of pyridine and the three isomers of environmentally toxic di-chloro-benzene. Thus new resonances of these cations could be found and geometry changes could be identified by observation of the violation of the "Δν = 0-propensity rule."

  18. Laurie R. Santos: Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology.

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    2012-11-01

    Presents a short biography of one of the winners of the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology. The 2012 winner is Laurie R. Santos for creative and insightful investigations of cognition across a broad range of species and psychological domains, illuminating cognitive development and cognitive evolution. Laurie R. Santos links many branches of psychological inquiry in her research, including animal behavior, comparative psychology, developmental psychology, judgment and decision making, and social psychology. In particular, her studies of biases, irrationalities, and errors- where rational decision making fails, rather than succeeds-are providing remarkable insights into how cognitive biases evolved and how decision making operates at a fundamental level. Her accomplishments beautifully illustrate the power of comparative studies of animal learning and behavior to help us understand the human mind. Santos' Award citation and a selected bibliography are also presented here.

  19. REMPI and MATI spectroscopy of cis and trans 4-chloro-3-fluoroanisole

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    Liu, Sheng; Dai, Wenshuai; Lin, Dan; Cheng, Min; Du, YiKui; Zhu, Qihe

    2017-08-01

    The Resonance-enhanced two-photon ionization (R2PI) and Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of 4-chloro-3-fluoroanisole (4Cl3FA) were recorded in detail. The experimental and calculated results revealed that cis and trans 4Cl3FA are the only two stable conformers in each of the S0, S1 and D0 states. The first electronic excitation energies (E1's) of cis and trans35Cl-4Cl3FA were measured to be 35,326 ± 3 and 35,443 ± 3 cm-1 by the R2PI spectroscopy and the corresponding adiabatic ionization energies (IEs) were determined to be 67,330 ± 5 and 67,591 ± 5 cm-1 by the MATI spectroscopy. The E1's and IEs of cis and trans37Cl-4Cl3FA were also obtained and found to be identical to that of the 35Cl-4Cl3FA conformers. Compared with the trans 4Cl3FA, the cis 4Cl3FA is more stable in the S0, S1 and D0 states. The vibrational bands observed in the R2PI and MATI spectra are related to the vibrations involving the in-plane deformation of the benzene ring, the CH3 torsion and the OCH3 inversion. The substituent effects on the molecular structures, transition energies and vibrations of 4Cl3FA are discussed.

  20. REMPI and MATI spectroscopy of cis and trans 3-chloro-N-methylaniline

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    Liu, Sheng; Zhang, Lijuan; Dai, Wenshuai; Cheng, Min; Du, Yikui; Zhu, Qihe

    2017-06-01

    The Resonance-enhanced two-photon ionization (R2PI) and Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of 3-Chloro-N-methylaniline (3ClNMA) were recorded in detail. The experimental and calculated results revealed that cis and trans 3ClNMA are the only two stable conformers for each of the S0, S1 and D0 states. The first electronic excitation energies (E1s) of cis and trans35Cl-3ClNMA were measured to be 33,003 ± 3 and 32,886 ± 3 cm-1 by R2PI spectroscopy. The adiabatic ionization energies (IEs) of cis and trans35Cl-3ClNMA were determined to be 61,531 ± 5 and 61,625 ± 5 cm-1 by MATI spectroscopy. The E1s and IEs of cis and trans37Cl-3ClNMA were also obtained and found to be identical to that of the 35Cl-3ClNMA rotamers. Compared with the trans rotamer, the cis rotamer is less stable by 50 cm-1 in the S1 state, but more stable by 67 and 161 cm-1 in S0 and D0 states. Most of the active vibration modes observed in the R2PI and MATI spectra are in-plane ring deformation and substituent-sensitive modes. Detailed analysis reveals a correlation between the typical ring vibration frequencies and the relative stability of the two rotamers, suggesting that the conformation effect on the ring rigidity plays a key role in determining the relative stability of the conformers. The ab initio and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to analyze the substitution and conformation effects on the properties of 3ClNMA rotamers.

  1. Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis challenges in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran (MATI): a collaborative attempt to combat the disease.

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    Bahrami, Fariborz; Späth, Gerald F; Rafati, Sima

    2017-04-10

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a main public health problem in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran, known as the MATI region. During the biennial meeting of Pasteur Institutes of the MATI region in November 2016 in Tehran, a Leishmania panel formed of scientists with different expertise in CL research from the MATI and Institut Pasteur in Paris, proposed a new consortium to develop an integrative research approach to better understand this disease. The proposed consortium synergizes three complementary thematics on Leishmania genetics, host immune response, and vector transmission. Moreover, assessing the social impact of CL with the aim to raise awareness at both the national and international levels will be a major focus of this consortium.

  2. REMPI and MATI spectroscopic study of selected cis and trans 3-chlorostyrene rotamers

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    Dong, Changwu; Zhang, Lijuan; Liu, Sheng; Hu, Lili; Cheng, Min; Du, Yikui; Zhu, Qihe; Zhang, Cunhao

    2013-10-01

    The ab initio and DFT calculations predict two stable rotamers, cis and trans, for 3-chlorostyrene in each of the S0, S1 and D0 states. In the two-color resonant two-photon ionization (2C-R2PI) spectra, the band origins of S1 ← S0 electronic transition of cis and trans 3-chlorostyrene appears respectively at 33 766 ± 3 and 34 061 ± 3 cm-1. The mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra give the adiabatic ionization energies of 69 701 ± 4 cm-1 and 69 571 ± 4 cm-1 for cis and trans rotamers. Within the experimental detection limit, the measured transition energies are the same for both the 35Cl and 37Cl isotopomers. The observed active modes of rotamers in the S1 and D0 states involve mainly the in-plane ring deformation and substituent-sensitive bending vibration. It is derived from the 2C-R2PI and MATI spectroscopic data that the cis rotamer is more stable than the trans rotamer by 218 ± 30, 513 ± 30 and 88 ± 30 cm-1 for the S0, S1 and D0 states, respectively.

  3. An improved experimental scheme for simultaneous measurement of high-resolution zero electron kinetic energy (ZEKE) photoelectron and threshold photoion (MATI) spectra

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    Michels, François; Mazzoni, Federico; Becucci, Maurizio; Müller-Dethlefs, Klaus

    2017-10-01

    An improved detection scheme is presented for threshold ionization spectroscopy with simultaneous recording of the Zero Electron Kinetic Energy (ZEKE) and Mass Analysed Threshold Ionisation (MATI) signals. The objective is to obtain accurate dissociation energies for larger molecular clusters by simultaneously detecting the fragment and parent ion MATI signals with identical transmission. The scheme preserves an optimal ZEKE spectral resolution together with excellent separation of the spontaneous ion and MATI signals in the time-of-flight mass spectrum. The resulting improvement in sensitivity will allow for the determination of dissociation energies in clusters with substantial mass difference between parent and daughter ions.

  4. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy of pyridine: Determination of accurate ionization energy and cationic structure

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    Lee, Yu Ran; Kang, Do Won; Kim, Hong Lae E-mail: hlkim@kangwon.ac.kr; Kwon, Chan Ho E-mail: hlkim@kangwon.ac.kr

    2014-11-07

    Ionization energies and cationic structures of pyridine were intensively investigated utilizing one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy with vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing in Kr. The present one-photon high-resolution MATI spectrum of pyridine demonstrated a much finer and richer vibrational structure than that of the previously reported two-photon MATI spectrum. From the MATI spectrum and photoionization efficiency curve, the accurate ionization energy of the ionic ground state of pyridine was confidently determined to be 73 570 ± 6 cm{sup −1} (9.1215 ± 0.0007 eV). The observed spectrum was almost completely assigned by utilizing Franck-Condon factors and vibrational frequencies calculated through adjustments of the geometrical parameters of cationic pyridine at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ level. A unique feature unveiled through rigorous analysis was the prominent progression of the 10 vibrational mode, which corresponds to in-plane ring bending, and the combination of other totally symmetric fundamentals with the ring bending overtones, which contribute to the geometrical change upon ionization. Notably, the remaining peaks originate from the upper electronic state ({sup 2}A{sub 2}), as predicted by high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy studies and symmetry-adapted cluster configuration interaction calculations. Based on the quantitatively good agreement between the experimental and calculated results, it was concluded that upon ionization the pyridine cation in the ground electronic state should have a planar structure of C{sub 2v} symmetry through the C-N axis.

  5. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy of pyridine: Determination of accurate ionization energy and cationic structure

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    Lee, Yu Ran; Kang, Do Won; Kim, Hong Lae; Kwon, Chan Ho

    2014-11-01

    Ionization energies and cationic structures of pyridine were intensively investigated utilizing one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy with vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing in Kr. The present one-photon high-resolution MATI spectrum of pyridine demonstrated a much finer and richer vibrational structure than that of the previously reported two-photon MATI spectrum. From the MATI spectrum and photoionization efficiency curve, the accurate ionization energy of the ionic ground state of pyridine was confidently determined to be 73 570 ± 6 cm-1 (9.1215 ± 0.0007 eV). The observed spectrum was almost completely assigned by utilizing Franck-Condon factors and vibrational frequencies calculated through adjustments of the geometrical parameters of cationic pyridine at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ level. A unique feature unveiled through rigorous analysis was the prominent progression of the 10 vibrational mode, which corresponds to in-plane ring bending, and the combination of other totally symmetric fundamentals with the ring bending overtones, which contribute to the geometrical change upon ionization. Notably, the remaining peaks originate from the upper electronic state (2A2), as predicted by high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy studies and symmetry-adapted cluster configuration interaction calculations. Based on the quantitatively good agreement between the experimental and calculated results, it was concluded that upon ionization the pyridine cation in the ground electronic state should have a planar structure of C2v symmetry through the C-N axis.

  6. Voyage dans le noir. Trous noirs, matière noire, énergie noire et antimatière

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    2016-07-12

    Et si nous faisions avec les physiciens un voyage dans le noir ? De l'astrophysique à la physique des particules les trois noirs, la matière noire, l'énergie noire ou l’antimatière intriguent et fascinent. Que sont ces objets qui bousculent nos idées et qui véhiculent parfois des craintes irraisonnées? Luis Alvarez-Gaume, Michael Doser et Christophe Grojean, physiciens du CERN vous invitent à mettre en lumière (!) les constituants de base de la matière et à explorer les mystères de la physique contemporaine. Une soirée lumineuse pour éclairer des concepts et ne plus avoir peur du noir.

  7. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy (MATI) of cis-dichloroethylene (cis-C2H2Cl2)

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    Bae, Yong Jin; Kim, Myung Soo

    2007-11-01

    A high-quality one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of cis-C2H2Cl2 was obtained by using vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave mixing in Kr. The ionization energy determined from the position of the 0-0 band in the spectrum was 9.6578 ± 0.0006 eV. Ten vibrational fundamentals for the cation were identified. Most of the overtones and combinations could be assigned properly by comparing with the quantum chemical calculation results. The equilibrium geometry of the cation was determined through Franck-Condon fit.

  8. Laurie v. Senecal.

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    1995-11-06

    The Rhode Island Supreme Court held that a healthy adult prisoner has no constitutional right to end his life by starvation and thus that the prison authorities had a right and duty to intervene with force feeding. Senecal was competent. He suffered from no terminal or other physical illness. Except for psychological pain and stigma from his conviction, he suffered from no psychosis or delusions. No dependents would be adversely affected by his unassisted suicide. The court based its decision on the fact that a prisoner retains only those rights not fundamentally inconsistent or incompatible with the criminal justice system. A prisoner has no reasonable expectation of privacy protected by the Fourth Amendment, and so a right to end one's life by starvation under the right to privacy does not apply. The state has a compelling interest in preventing suicide and preserving life where to allow a prisoner to starve would adversely affect prison security and order.

  9. Structure and vibrations of 2-fluoro-N-methylaniline in the S0, S1 and D0 states: REMPI and MATI spectroscopy and theoretical calculations

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    Liu, Sheng; Dai, Wenshuai; Zhang, Lijuan; Cheng, Min; Du, Yikui; Zhu, Qihe

    2017-10-01

    Theoretical calculations predicted that there are only two stable conformers, trans and cis, for 2-fluoro-N-methylaniline (2FNMA) in the S0, S1 and D0 states. Compared to the cis conformer, the trans one is more stable, and has a population more than 99% at room temperature. The optimized molecular skeleton of trans and cis 2FNMA are both non-planar in the S0 state, but planar in the S1 and D0 states. The one-dimensional potential energy surface of 2FNMA in the S0 state is obtained. The Resonance-enhanced two-photon ionization (R2PI) and Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of trans 2FNMA are obtained. The first electronic excitation energy (E1) and the adiabatic ionization energy (IE) of trans 2FNMA are determined. The substitution effect on the molecular structures, transition energies and vibrations of 2FNMA are discussed.

  10. Caractérisation et préconcentration granulométrique de la matière feldspathique d'Ain-Barbar, Algérie

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    Djouama, M. C.; Bounouala, M.; Ain-Souya, A.; Ghers, M.

    2005-05-01

    Les feldspaths sont répandus dans l'écorce terrestre mais seuls les feldspaths potassiques et sodiques sont très recherchés dans l'industrie céramique et verrière. Pour qu'ils soient utilisables, ces matériaux doivent contenir très peu d'impuretés nocives de fer et surtout de silice. La carrière d'Ain-Barbar exploite la matière feldspathique de teneurs moyennes respectives 74,5% SiO{2}, 9,5% 12,75% Al{2}O{3}, 1,30% Fe{2}O{3} et 9,5 K{2}O (0,90% Na{2}O). Toutefois, on constate un taux très élevé en quartz ce qui diminue la valeur du produit marchand et une teneur élevée en fer ce qui donne au produit fabriqué, des aspects de coloration le rendant impropre à la commercialisation. A cet effet, une caractérisation minéralogique et chimique a été réalisée sur une série d'échantillons prélevés du site d'extraction de la substance utile. Des essais de préconcentration granulométrique ont montré qu'un classement dimensionnel peut offrir une qualité de produits acceptables par les céramistes.

  11. Determination of tributyltin in marine sediment: Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) pilot study P-18 international intercomparison.

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    Sturgeon, R E; Wahlen, R; Brandsch, T; Fairman, B; Wolf-Briche, C; Alonso, J I Garcia; González, P Rodriguez; Encinar, J Ruiz; Sanz-Medel, A; Inagaki, K; Takatsu, A; Lalere, B; Monperrus, M; Zuloaga, O; Krupp, E; Amouroux, D; Donard, O F X; Schimmel, H; Sejerøe-Olsen, B; Konieczka, P; Schultze, P; Taylor, P; Hearn, R; Mackay, L; Myors, R; Win, T; Liebich, A; Philipp, R; Yang, L; Willie, S

    2003-07-01

    The capabilities of National Metrology Institutes (NMIs-those which are members of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM)of the CIPM) and selected outside "expert" laboratories to quantitate (C(4)H(9))(3)Sn(+) (TBT) in a prepared marine sediment were assessed. This exercise was sanctioned by the 7th CCQM meeting, April 4-6, 2001, as an activity of the Inorganic Analysis Working Group and was jointly piloted by the Institute for National Measurement Standards of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), UK. A total of 11 laboratories submitted results (7 NMIs, and 4 external labs). Two external laboratories utilized a standard calibration approach based on a natural abundance TBT standard, whereas all NMIs relied upon isotope dilution mass spectrometry for quantitation. For this purpose, a species specific (117)Sn-enriched TBT standard was supplied by the LGC. No sample preparation methodology was prescribed by the piloting laboratories and, by consequence, a variety of approaches was adopted by the participants, including mechanical shaking, sonication, accelerated solvent extraction, microwave assisted extraction and heating in combination with Grignard derivatization, ethylation and direct sampling. Detection techniques included ICP-MS (with GC and HPLC sample introduction), GC-MS, GC-AED and GC-FPD. Recovery of TBT from a control standard (NRCC CRM PACS-2 marine sediment) averaged 93.5+/-2.4% ( n=14). Results for the pilot material averaged 0.680+/-0.015 micro mol kg(-1) ( n=14; 80.7+/-1.8 micro g kg(-1)) with a median value of 0.676 micro mol kg(-1). Overall, performance was substantially better than state-of-the-art expectations and the satisfactory agreement amongst participants permitted scheduling of a follow-up Key comparison for TBT (K-28), a Pilot intercomparison for DBT (P-43), and certification of the test sediment for TBT content and its release as a new Certified Reference

  12. Analysis of the (1)A' S1 ← (1)A' S0 and (2)A' D0 ← (1)A' S1 band systems in 1,2-dichloro-4-fluorobenzene by means of resonance-enhanced-multi-photon-ionization (REMPI) and mass-analyzed-threshold-ionization (MATI) spectroscopy.

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    Krüger, Sascha; Grotemeyer, Jürgen

    2016-03-14

    Resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) and mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy have been applied in order to investigate the vibrational structure of 1,2-dichloro-4-fluorobenzene (1,2,4-DCFB) in its first excited state (S1) and the cationic ground state (D0). The selection of the state prior to ionization resulted in MATI spectra with different intensity distributions thus giving access to many vibrational levels. To support the experimental findings, geometry optimizations and frequency analyses at DFT (density functional) and TDDFT (time-dependent density functional) levels of theory have been applied. Additionally, a multidimensional Franck-Condon approach has been used to calculate the vibrational intensities from the DFT calculations. An excellent agreement between simulated and measured REMPI and MATI spectra allowed for a confident assignment of vibrational levels and mechanisms active during excitation and ionization. In order to avoid any ambiguity regarding the assignment of the vibrational bands to normal modes, Duschinsky normal mode analysis has been performed to correlate the ground state (S0) normal modes of 1,2,4-DCFB with the benzene derived Wilson nomenclature. From the REMPI spectra the electronic excitation energy (EE) of 1,2-dichloro-4-fluorobenzene could be determined to be 35 714 ± 2 cm(-1) while the MATI spectra yielded the adiabatic ionization energy (IE) of 1,2-dichloro-4-fluorobenzene which could be determined to be 73 332 ± 7 cm(-1).

  13. [L'effet et l'influence de l'espoir et de la surmédiatisation sur la prise de décision en matière de technologies de la santé].

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    Simpson, Christy

    2015-09-01

    La prise de décision en matière de technologies de la santé est complexe. L'effet potentiel de l'espoir et de la surmédiatisation est peu exploré. Le présent article traite de la commercialisation de l'espoir et de l'influence de sa surmédiatisation sur la prise de décision. Puisque les leaders en santé jouent un rôle essentiel dans la prise de ce type de décisions, l'auteure traite également des possibilités et des suggestions liées à la structure des processus de décision afin de jeter un regard critique sur la « surmédiatisation de l'espoir ».

  14. Vibrational assignment and Franck-Condon analysis of the mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of CH2ClI: The effect of strong spin-orbit interaction

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Hyoseok; Lee, Yoon Sup; Kim, Myung Soo

    2005-06-01

    Detailed analysis of the one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of CH2ClI is presented. This includes the determination of the ionization energy of CH2ClI, complete vibrational assignments, and quantum-chemical calculations at the spin-orbit density-functional-theory (SODFT) level with various basis sets. Relativistic effective core potentials with effective spin-orbit operators can be used in SODFT calculations to treat the spin-orbit term on an equal footing with other relativistic effects and electron correlations. The comparison of calculated and experimental vibrational frequencies indicate that the spin-orbit effects are essential for the reasonable description of the CH2ClI+ cation. Geometrical parameters and thus the molecular shape of the cation are greatly influenced by the spin-orbit effects even for the ground state. Calculated geometrical parameters deviate substantially for different basis sets or effective core potentials. In an effort to derive the exact geometrical parameters for this cation, SODFT geometries were further improved utilizing Franck-Condon fit of the MATI spectral pattern. This empirical fitting produced the well-converged set of geometrical parameters that are quite insensitive to the choice of SODFT calculations. The C-I bond length and the Cl-C-I bond angle show large deviations among different SODFT calculations, but the empirical spectral fitting yields 2.191±0.003Å for the C-I bond length and 107.09±0.09° for the Cl-C-I angle. Those fitted geometrical parameters along with the experimental vibrational frequencies could serve as a useful reference in calibrating relativistic quantum-chemical methods for radicals.

  15. An international comparison of mass fraction purity assignment of digoxin: The Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) Pilot Study CCQM-P20.f (Digoxin)

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    Westwood, S.; Josephs, R.; Choteau, T.; Mesquida, C.; Daireaux, A.; Wielgosz, R.; Davies, S.; Windust, A.; Kang, M.; Ting, H.; Kato, K.; Frias, E.; Pérez, M.; Apps, P.; Fernandes-Whaley, M.; Wiangnon, K.; Ruangrittinon, N.; Wood, S.; LeGoff, T.; Duewer, D.; Schantz, M.; Siekmann, L.; Esker, J.

    2011-01-01

    Under the auspices of the Organic Analysis Working Group (OAWG) of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) a laboratory comparison, CCQM-P20.f, was coordinated by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in 2007/2008. Nine national measurement institutes, four expert laboratories and the BIPM participated in the comparison. Participants were required to assign the mass fraction of digoxin present as the main component in the comparison sample (CCQM-P20.f) which consisted of digoxin material obtained from a commercial supplier stated to comply with USP requirements. In addition to assigning the mass fraction content of digoxin for the material, participants were requested, but not obliged, to provide mass fraction estimates for the minor components they identified in each sample. In contrast with the previous round of the CCQM-P20 series, in which the mass fraction content of theophylline in two comparison samples (CCQM-P20.e.1 and CCQM-P20.e.2) was determined, a wider range of results were reported for the mass fraction content of digoxin in the CCQM-P20.f comparison. A minority of participants did not appear to use conditions capable of fully resolving and/or quantifying the major related structure impurities present in the comparison sample. Among those that did achieve suitable separations, there was further variation in their reported quantifications of the individual and total related substance content which reflected in part the limited availability of reference standards for these materials and the resulting assumptions that had to be made regarding the structure and response factors relative to digoxin for each individual impurity. This was particularly relevant because of the span of molecular masses of the impurities present in the sample, which ranged from aglycones to glycones with tetrameric carbohydrate chains, relative to that of digoxin. A significant additional factor also contributed to the observed variation of

  16. Étude expérimentale de l'interaction laser-matière dans le cas du soudage d'un acier inoxydable austénitique par laser Nd:YAG continu de 2 kW

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    Dumord, E.; Jouvard, J. M.; Grevey, D.; Druetta, M.; Ottavi, P.

    1997-05-01

    The laser-matter interaction acting during cw 2 kW Nd:YAG laser welding of an austenitic stainless steel is studied and particulary the effects linked to the presence of a keyhole in the liquid bath. This is done in order to define parameters useful to the process modelling. The absorption factor of target has been measured in order to better understand the Nd:YAG laser/stainless steel 304 interaction. Then an experimental approach of the keyhole angle value determination is proposed. Values are presented showing the important keyhole angle at the bottom of the bead. Finally a study relative to the plume above the keyhole shows that it is responsible for the formation of the nail-head part, observed on the experimental melting zone, by laser beam scattering. L'interaction laser-matière se produisant lors du soudage par laser Nd:YAG continu de 2kW d'un acier inoxydable austénitique est étudiée, et notamment les effets liés à la présence du capillaire dans le bain liquide, de façon à définir les paramètres utiles à la modélisation du processus. Le facteur d'absorption des cibles utilisées a été mesuré afin de mieux appréhender l'interaction laser Nd:YAG/acier inoxydable austénitique 304. Puis une approche expérimentale de détermination de l'angle d'inclinaison du capillaire est proposée. Des valeurs sont présentées montrant la forte inclinaison du capillaire en fond de cordon. Finalement une étude relative au panache présent audessus du capillaire met en évidence qu'il est responsable de la formation de la partie en tête de clou observée sur les zones fondues expérimentales par diffusion du faisceau laser

  17. Meet Laurie Hand: Cherokee Nation Child Care and Development Department

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    Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2006

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    Cherokee Nation, along with 257 grantees, representing more than 500 Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and Native Hawaiian Organizations, receives federal block grant funds to improve child care for Indian children. This article discusses child care, service, relationship between programs, initiative, implementation, cooperation, and setting…

  18. Explorer : des clés pour mieux comprendre la matière

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    2016-07-12

    Le LHC va-t-il bouleverser les théories de l'infiniment petit ? Les physiciens aimeraient que l'accélérateur fasse trembler le modèle standard. Cette théorie des particules élémentaires et des forces laisse de nombreuses zones d'ombre. Le LHC et ses expériences ont été conçus pour les éclairer.

  19. Development and Implementation of a Medication Adherence Training Instrument for Persons Living With HIV: The MATI

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    McPherson-Baker, Shvawn; Jones, Deborah; Duran, Ron E.; Klimas, Nancy; Schneiderman, Neil

    2005-01-01

    Recent advances in the medical management of HIV offer the potential for increased longevity, improved quality of life, and the treatment of HIV as a chronic, rather than terminal, illness. The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has required the necessity of strict adherence to complex medication regimens. As a vital factor in…

  20. Maintainer’s Associate Training Instructional Environment: Its Demonstration (MATIE 2)

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    1989-06-01

    problems as an expert would, it Is also able to solve the problem In multiple ways to give It the flexibilty to handle multiple approaches to the...the remaining test candidates), the Maintainer’s Associate simply followed a branch of the test tree to the next " child " node. Both of these

  1. Development and Implementation of a Medication Adherence Training Instrument for Persons Living With HIV: The MATI

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    McPherson-Baker, Shvawn; Jones, Deborah; Duran, Ron E.; Klimas, Nancy; Schneiderman, Neil

    2005-01-01

    Recent advances in the medical management of HIV offer the potential for increased longevity, improved quality of life, and the treatment of HIV as a chronic, rather than terminal, illness. The advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has required the necessity of strict adherence to complex medication regimens. As a vital factor in…

  2. Extracted ion current density in close-coupling multi-antenna type radio frequency driven ion source: CC-MATIS

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    Oka, Y. E-mail: oka@LHD.nifs.ac.jp; Shoji, T.

    2014-02-15

    Positive ions are extracted by using a small extractor from the Close-Coupling Multi-Antenna Type radio frequency driven Ion Source. Two types of RF antenna are used. The maximum extracted ion current density reaches 0.106 A/cm{sup 2}. The RF net power efficiency of the extracted ion current density under standard condition is 11.6 mA/cm{sup 2}/kW. The efficiency corresponds to the level of previous beam experiments on elementary designs of multi-antenna sources, and also to the efficiency level of a plasma driven by a filament in the same chamber. The multi-antenna type RF plasma source is promising for all metal high density ion sources in a large volume chamber.

  3. Extracted ion current density in close-coupling multi-antenna type radio frequency driven ion source: CC-MATIS.

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    Oka, Y; Shoji, T

    2014-02-01

    Positive ions are extracted by using a small extractor from the Close-Coupling Multi-Antenna Type radio frequency driven Ion Source. Two types of RF antenna are used. The maximum extracted ion current density reaches 0.106 A/cm(2). The RF net power efficiency of the extracted ion current density under standard condition is 11.6 mA/cm(2)/kW. The efficiency corresponds to the level of previous beam experiments on elementary designs of multi-antenna sources, and also to the efficiency level of a plasma driven by a filament in the same chamber. The multi-antenna type RF plasma source is promising for all metal high density ion sources in a large volume chamber.

  4. Uterine sarcoma

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    ... Churchill Livingstone; 2014:chap 88. Crum CP, Laury AR, Hirsch MS, Quick CM, Peters WA. Undifferentiated uterine sarcoma. In: Crum CP, Quick CM, Laury AR, Peters WA, Hirsch MS, eds. Gynecologic and Obstetric ...

  5. Sociological Support for the Job Placement of Students and Graduates of Higher Educational Institutions: The Experience of the Moscow Institute of Aviation and Technology (MATI)

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    Bolotin, I. S.; Basalai, S. I.; Pugach, V. F.; Mikhailov, A. A.

    2013-01-01

    The weak connection between Russia's system of higher education and the labor market in Russia requires that greater attention be paid to preparing students for successful, employment. This will require more careful research into best practices, and the development of more effective links between employers and educational institutions.

  6. Sociological Support for the Job Placement of Students and Graduates of Higher Educational Institutions: The Experience of the Moscow Institute of Aviation and Technology (MATI)

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    Bolotin, I. S.; Basalai, S. I.; Pugach, V. F.; Mikhailov, A. A.

    2013-01-01

    The weak connection between Russia's system of higher education and the labor market in Russia requires that greater attention be paid to preparing students for successful, employment. This will require more careful research into best practices, and the development of more effective links between employers and educational institutions.

  7. Renner-Teller Coupling in H2S+: a Comparison of Theory with Optical Spectra and Recent Pfi and Mati Experimental Results

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    Duxbury, G.; Jungen, Ch.; Alijah, A.

    2012-06-01

    Most of the early studies of H2S+ focussed on the comparison between the medium resolution photoelectron spectra of hydrogen sulphide with the emission spectrum of the A-X emission spectrum of the ion. Recently, with the advent of improved photoelectron and pulsed field ionisation spectrometers, and also a mass-analysed threshold ionisation approach, there has been a renewal of interest in the spectroscopy and dynamics of the formation and the fragmentation of the hydrogen sulphide ion. In this contribution we compare the results derived from these new experiments with the analysis of the original emission spectra. The results are also compared with the predictions made using the stretch-bender approach to the calculation of the effects on the Renner-Teller coupling of large amplitude vibrational motion. G. Duxbury, Ch. Jungen, and J. Rostas, Molec. Phys. 48, 719 (1983) M. Hochlaf, K-M. Weitzel, and C. Y. Ng, J. Chem. Phys. 120, 6994 (2004). S. Han, T. Y. Kang, and S. K. Kim, J. Chem. Phys. 132, 124304 (2010)

  8. Les conseils des cliniciens canadiens en matière de commotion dans le sport sont-ils cohérents?

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    Carson, James D.; Rendely, Alexandra; Garel, Alisha; Meaney, Christopher; Stoller, Jacqueline; Kaicker, Jatin; Hayden, Leigh; Moineddin, Rahim; Frémont, Pierre

    2016-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Comparer les connaissances et l’utilisation des recommandations concernant la prise en charge de la commotion dans le sport (CDS) démontrées par les spécialistes de la médecine du sport et de l’exercice (SMSE) et les urgentologues afin d’évaluer la réussite du transfert des connaissances sur la CDS au Canada. Conception Un sondage à choix multiples envoyé par courriel et autoadministré par des SMSE et des urgentologues. La validité du contenu du sondage a fait l’objet d’une évaluation. Contexte Canada. Participants Le sondage a été complété entre mai et juillet 2012 par des SMSE qui ont réussi l’examen menant au diplôme de l’Académie canadienne de la médecine du sport et de l’exercice et des urgentologues qui n’avaient pas ce diplôme. Principaux paramètres à l’étude La connaissance et l’identification des sources d’information sur la prise en charge des commotions, l’utilisation des stratégies de diagnostic de la commotion et l’utilisation d’une terminologie courante et cohérente dans l’explication des stratégies de repos aux patients après une CDS. Résultats Le taux de réponse était de 28 % (305 sur 1085). Les taux de réponse par les SMSE et les urgentologues se situaient respectivement à 41 % (147 sur 360) et 22 % (158 sur 725). Parmi les répondants, 41 % des urgentologues et 3 % des SMSE n’étaient pas au courant de l’existence de déclarations consensuelles sur la commotion dans le sport; 74 % des SMSE utilisaient « habituellement ou toujours » la version 2 de l’Outil d’évaluation de la commotion dans le sport (SCAT2), tandis que 88 % des urgentologues n’utilisaient jamais le SCAT2. Aucune réponse uniforme n’a été documentée à la question visant à connaître les meilleurs modes de repos cognitif. Conclusion Nous avons cerné des différences et un manque d’uniformité chez les SMSE et les urgentologues dans la mise en application des recommandations concernant les patients ayant subi une CDS. Il semble que le SCAT2 soit davantage utilisé dans le milieu des SMSE que dans le contexte de l’urgence. Des efforts plus poussés de transfert des connaissances et en recherche devraient atténuer les obstacles à des conseils plus uniformes donnés par les médecins qui soignent des patients ayant subi une CDS.

  9. Une vie saine et active : des directives en matière d’activité physique chez les enfants et les adolescents

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    Lipnowski, Stan; LeBlanc, Claire MA

    2012-01-01

    RÉSUMÉ L’épidémie d’obésité juvénile augmente partout dans le monde. Même si les facteurs de risque d’obésité sont multifactoriels, bon nombre sont liés au mode de vie et se prêtent à une intervention. Ces facteurs incluent le comportement sédentaire et la thermogenèse sans activité physique, de même que la fréquence, l’intensité, la quantité et le type d’activité physique. Les dispensateurs de soins de première ligne sont en position idéale pour surveiller le taux d’activité physique des enfants, des adolescents et de leur famille, évaluer les choix liés au mode de vie et offrir des conseils pertinents. Le présent document de principes contient des directives visant à réduire le comportement sédentaire et à accroître le taux d’activité physique au sein de la population pédiatrique. Des recommandations d’activités physiques adaptées au développement et visant les nourrissons, les tout-petits, les enfants d’âge préscolaire, les enfants et les adolescents sont présentées. Des stratégies de promotion d’une vie saine et active sur les scènes locale, municipale, provinciale, territoriale et fédérale sont proposées.

  10. RNA sequencing supports distinct reactive oxygen species-mediated pathways of apoptosis by high and low size mass fractions of Bay leaf (Lauris nobilis) in HT-29 cells.

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    Rodd, Annabelle L; Ververis, Katherine; Sayakkarage, Dheeshana; Khan, Abdul W; Rafehi, Haloom; Ziemann, Mark; Loveridge, Shanon J; Lazarus, Ross; Kerr, Caroline; Lockett, Trevor; El-Osta, Assam; Karagiannis, Tom C; Bennett, Louise E

    2015-08-01

    Anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects of Bay leaf (Laurus nobilis) in mammalian cancer and HT-29 adenocarcinoma cells have been previously attributed to effects of polyphenolic and essential oil chemical species. Recently, we demonstrated differentiated growth-regulating effects of high (HFBL) versus low molecular mass (LFBL) aqueous fractions of bay leaf and now confirm by comparative effects on gene expression, that HFBL and LFBL suppress HT-29 growth by distinct mechanisms. Induction of intra-cellular lesions including DNA strand breakage by extra-cellular HFBL, invoked the hypothesis that iron-mediated reactive oxygen species with capacity to penetrate cell membrane, were responsible for HFBL-mediated effects, supported by equivalent effects of HFBL in combination with γ radiation. Activities of HFBL and LFBL were interpreted to reflect differentiated responses to iron-mediated reactive oxygen species (ROS), occurring either outside or inside cells. In the presence of LFBL, apoptotic death was relatively delayed compared with HFBL. ROS production by LFBL mediated p53-dependent apoptosis and recovery was suppressed by promoting G1/S phase arrest and failure of cellular tight junctions. In comparison, intra-cellular anti-oxidant protection exerted by LFBL was absent for extra-cellular HFBL (likely polysaccharide-rich), which potentiated more rapid apoptosis by producing DNA double strand breaks. Differentiated effects on expression of genes regulating ROS defense and chromatic condensation by LFBL versus HFBL, were observed. The results support ferrous iron in cell culture systems and potentially in vivo, can invoke different extra-cellular versus intra-cellular ROS-mediated chemistries, that may be regulated by exogenous, including dietary species.

  11. Once in a Blue Moon: Airmen in Theater Command. Lauris Norstad, Albrecht Kesselring, and their Relevance to the Twenty-First Century Air Force

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    1999-06-01

    Macksey, 107. 104 Lt Gen (General der Flieger) Hellmuth Felmy , “The German Air Force in the Mediterranean Theater of War” (Air Historical Division, 1955...rely on each other.116 After the victory in Poland, Kesselring took over Luftflotte II from Lieutenant General Hellmuth Felmy , who was sacked after a...Kesselring warned he could supply neither logistical nor air support: 119 Felmy , 208. General Felmy cites

  12. 75 FR 8348 - Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and...

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    ...) foreign manufactured wind turbine for the DeLauri Pump Station Renewable Energy Project in Charlestown... proposed DeLauri Pump Station Renewable Energy Project in Charlestown, MA. Section 1605 of the ARRA requires that none of the appropriated funds may be used for the construction, alteration, maintenance,...

  13. "Don't Leave Me Here!": Helping the Child Who Is Having a Hard Time Separating

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    Brodkin, Adele M.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author presents the story of Laurie, a child who experienced difficulty separating from her parents during the first few days of school. The author assesses that children like Laurie require relaxed attitude about how long their parents may stay. A trusted adult should be there for as long as it takes for these children to…

  14. 75 FR 17153 - 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information-Opportunity for...

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    .... Wilson, Chief or Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs Division..., Chief or Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs Division...-charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1024-0028. Title: Urban Park and Recreation...

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    .... Wilson, Chief or Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs Division..., Chief or Laurie Heupel, Outdoor Recreation Planner, State and Local Assistance Programs Division...-charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1024-0048. Title: Urban Park and Recreation...

  16. Marine Corps Transition Team Program in Iraq: Mission Accomplished

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    2011-03-02

    to Mission Accomplishment.. .................................................................... 21 Figures Figure 1. MATIS Score Improvement...CORPS ADVISOR TRAINING IMPACT SYSTEM ( MATIS ) The Interaction Research Institute (IRI), a private company, conducted a study that measured advisor...study specifically focused on I Marine Expeditionary Force sourced transition teams who deployed to OIF from October 2007- September 2009. The : MATIS

  17. Etude des connaissances, attitudes et pratiques en matière de réintégration sociale des femmes victimes de fistule obstétricale: région de l'Extrême-nord, Cameroun

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    Martin, Sanou Sobze; Adogaye, Sali Ben Béchir; Rodrigue, Mabvouna Biguioh; Maurice, Douryang; Vivaldi, Teikeu Tessa Vladimir; Amede, Saah Fopa Michael; Marie, Ovaga Eyenga Landry; Meriam, Ausseil Sandra; Colizzi, Vittorio; Gianluca, Russo

    2015-01-01

    Introduction La fistule obstétricale est un orifice entre le vagin et la vessie ou le rectum, voire les deux. Ses impacts sont des conséquences anatomo-fonctionnelles et sociales. On estime à plus de 19 000 le nombre de femmes qui souffrent de fistule obstétricale au Cameroun. Méthodes Il s'agissait d'une étude transversale descriptive conduite dans trois districts de santé de la région de l'Extrême-nord. Vingt-huit femmes victimes de fistules obstétricales, quarante-deux membres de leur entourage et vingt-quatre agents de santé ont été interviewés entre Novembre et Décembre 2013. Trois types de questionnaires ont été utilisés. Les données ont été analysées dans Epi Info version 7.1.4.0. Les moyennes et les fréquences ont été calculées avec un intervalle de confiance à 95%. Résultats 46,4% des femmes victimes de fistule obstétricales interviewées avaient subi une intervention chirurgicale réparatrice parmi lesquelles, 61,5% bénéficiaient de la réintégration. Le fonds de commerce (62,5%) était l'aide la plus reçue. Vingt-deux membres de l'entourage savaient pourquoi on fait la réintégration. Selon eux, les considérations socioculturelles (68,2%), sont la principale barrière de la réintégration. D'après les agents de santé, le suivi psychosocial (58,3%) est la principale activité de la réintégration dans les centres de prise en charge de la fistule. Conclusion La prise en charge des fistules obstétricales au Cameroun souffre de manque de réintégration sociale. Ceci expliquerait en partie la persistance de cette pathologie. Un accent devrait être mis sur l'appui matériel, financier et sur le suivi psychosocial des femmes victimes de fistule obstétricale. PMID:26113915

  18. Managing Restored Wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Reduce Methane Emissions and Increase Carbon Uptake Laurie Koteen, Sara Knox, Cove Sturtevant, Joseph Verfaillie, Jaclyn Hatala, Dennis Baldocchi

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    Koteen, L. E.; Knox, S. H.; Sturtevant, C. S.; Verfaillie, J. G.; Matthes, J. H.; Baldocchi, D. D.

    2013-12-01

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California is a region transformed by more than a century of agricultural practices. Beginning in the 19th century, substantial regions were first drained of water and then converted to cropland in order to take advantage of the area's rich peatland soils. In the intervening time period, soil oxidation and subsidence have led to huge peat losses of up to 10 m in some places, and river water now threatens to topple the levees that were erected to keep fields from flooding. Within this region, we have been monitoring greenhouse gas exchange of several agricultural sites, a degraded pasture, and two restored wetlands. Of these land use types, restoration of wetlands is of particular interest to Delta managers as these sites attain many of the region's most pressing ecological goals, including improved water quality, increased wildlife habitat, and soil accretion. In our current investigation, we hope to assess if wetland management activities can be implemented to achieve greenhouse gas management goals as well. While we find that the restored wetlands are able to take up and store a substantial amount of carbon via rapid growth rates, they also emit methane; a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than CO¬2. We are currently in the process of implementing two management activities with the goals of reducing methane emissions and increasing carbon uptake. Evidence from the wetland literature indicates that periodic lowering of the water table below the soil surface can reduce wetland methane emissions by: 1. Reintroducing oxygen into the soil column. This both supports growth of the methanotrophic bacteria that consume methane produced in the anaerobic zones of the soil column, and suppresses the methanogens that produce it. 2. Re-oxidization of formerly reduced compounds in the soil, (i.e. NO3-, SO42-) which can serve as alternative terminal electron acceptors of the decomposition byproducts (i.e. H2 and acetate) that lead to methane formation. Under these conditions, it becomes more energetically favorable for alternative chemical transformations to occur in which CO2 and not CH4¬ is released. A second management activity would be implemented to see if wetland carbon uptake could be increased. As wetlands mature, perennial wetland vegetation often develops a significant thatch layer which can reduce photosynthesis of growing shoots by blocking radiation from leaf surfaces. Here we propose to remove the stalks of established vegetation. This would serve two goals: 1. Decomposing vegetation would be incorporated into the soil, leading to soil accretion, and 2. Thatch removal would liberate fledgling shoots, potentially increasing carbon uptake through subsequent seasons. A third investigation would compare CO2 and CH4 fluxes at an existing tower atop low salinity sediments with a new tower where site salinity is relatively high. This effort would inform new site selection efforts for wetland restoration projects. Sites located closer to the San Francisco Bay Area are tidally-influenced, and therefore have higher salinity than the impounded freshwater systems of our current study within the Delta region.

  19. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, was briefed by X-43A engineer Laurie Grindle during his tour of Dryden

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    2005-06-02

    Rep. Ken Calvert, (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, received an update on the mission of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center during a visit on June 2, 2005. Rep. Calvert, accompanied by several staff members, was briefed by center management on the Dryden's role as a flight research institution, and then reviewed some of the center's recent, current and upcoming flight research projects during a tour of the facility. During the afternoon, Rep. Calvert received similar briefings on a variety of projects at several aerospace development firms at the Civilian Flight Test Center in Mojave. Rep. Calvert's tour of NASA Dryden was the second in a series of visits to all 10 NASA field centers to better acquaint him with the roles and responsibilities of each center.

  20. Multi-Mission Automated Task Invocation Subsystem

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    Cheng, Cecilia S.; Patel, Rajesh R.; Sayfi, Elias M.; Lee, Hyun H.

    2009-01-01

    Multi-Mission Automated Task Invocation Subsystem (MATIS) is software that establishes a distributed data-processing framework for automated generation of instrument data products from a spacecraft mission. Each mission may set up a set of MATIS servers for processing its data products. MATIS embodies lessons learned in experience with prior instrument- data-product-generation software. MATIS is an event-driven workflow manager that interprets project-specific, user-defined rules for managing processes. It executes programs in response to specific events under specific conditions according to the rules. Because requirements of different missions are too diverse to be satisfied by one program, MATIS accommodates plug-in programs. MATIS is flexible in that users can control such processing parameters as how many pipelines to run and on which computing machines to run them. MATIS has a fail-safe capability. At each step, MATIS captures and retains pertinent information needed to complete the step and start the next step. In the event of a restart, this information is retrieved so that processing can be resumed appropriately. At this writing, it is planned to develop a graphical user interface (GUI) for monitoring and controlling a product generation engine in MATIS. The GUI would enable users to schedule multiple processes and manage the data products produced in the processes. Although MATIS was initially designed for instrument data product generation,

  1. 75 FR 2549 - Office of Biotechnology Activities; Office of Science Policy; Office of the Director; Notice of a...

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    ... FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Trinca, Air Quality Assessment Division, Environmental Protection... initiating episode controls, air quality trends assessment, and air pollution research. The state and local... Quality Surveillance AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance...

  3. Military, Family, and Community Networks Helping with Reintegration

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    2010-09-01

    Limitations Ideally we would want to show that this type of network model can actually help troops, Veterans and their families reintegrate more smoothly...08-2-0655 TITLE: Military, Family, and Community Networks Helping with Reintegration PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Laurie Slone... Reintegration Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 03755 Dr. Laurie Slone A community based network to assist with the reintegration of service members and their

  4. A Home for the Whole Family

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    2008-01-01

    Laurie and Jeff Schutz can't imagine how they ever survived. It was not that long ago that the Schutz family of five was living in an 1,100 square foot, two bedroom house. Under normal circumstances, this would have been cramped for any family. The Schutzes, however, have a son with cerebral palsy. Laurie Schutz had about as normal a first-time…

  5. KSC-2014-3077

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    2014-06-30

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A memorial plaque honoring Laurie K. Walls is affixed to the umbilical tower on Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2. Walls, a thermal analysis engineer with the Launch Services Program, or LSP, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, died June 4. This dedication to Walls from the members of the launch team was read during the OCO-2 countdown commentary: "The OCO-2 mission has special meaning to NASA's Launch Services Program as we have dedicated it to one of our LSP Teammates, Laurie Walls. Laurie began her career over 30 years ago as a thermal engineer for McDonnell Douglas in Huntsville, Alabama, supporting NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. She moved to Florida in 1985. Shortly after coming to Florida, Laurie became a civil servant working on the Shuttle program return to flight effort post-Challenger. In 1998, Laurie joined the newly formed Launch Services Program as one of the founding members of the flight analysis group. She served in LSP as the thermal discipline expert until her untimely death earlier this month. Laurie worked thermal issues for numerous NASA Delta II and Atlas V missions. Additionally, she provided key thermal support for both Delta II Heavy development and Atlas V Certification. Laurie was an integral member of LSP's family and she was truly dedicated to NASA and the LSP team. She will be greatly missed. We honor Laurie with a special memorial placed on the SLC-2 umbilical tower, and we thank ULA for helping to make this happen." Launch of OCO-2 is scheduled for 5:56 a.m. EDT on July 1. To learn more about NASA's Launch Services Program, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Randy Beaudoin

  6. A Home for the Whole Family

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    Exceptional Parent, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Laurie and Jeff Schutz can't imagine how they ever survived. It was not that long ago that the Schutz family of five was living in an 1,100 square foot, two bedroom house. Under normal circumstances, this would have been cramped for any family. The Schutzes, however, have a son with cerebral palsy. Laurie Schutz had about as normal a first-time…

  7. Vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of vinyl bromide: Franck-Condon analysis and vibrational assignment

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2003-09-01

    Vibrational spectrum of vinyl bromide cation in the ground electronic state was obtained by one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using coherent vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing in Kr. From MATI spectrum, ionization energy to the ground state of the cation was determined to be 9.8171±0.0006 eV (79 180±5 cm-1). Almost complete vibrational assignments for the peaks in the MATI spectrum were possible by utilizing vibrational frequencies and Franck-Condon factors calculated at the Becke three parameter Lee-Yang-Parr (B3LYP)/6-311++G(df,pd) level. Franck-Condon analysis for one-photon MATI spectra is especially useful because calculations of only the ground electronic states are involved while that for two-photon MATI spectra requires excited state calculations.

  8. Etude expérimentale de la fixation de métaux par un matériau sédimentaire actuel d'origine algaire - I. Isolement, purification et caractérisation de la matière organique

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    Disnar, J.-R.; Trichet, J.

    1981-03-01

    In order to study the 'in vitro' fixation of metal ion species on algal and bacterial sedimentary organic matter, two algal mat samples have been studied. The main interest of this organic matter is its specific cyanobacterial origin. After isolation and purification, the organic matter was characterized by elemental and functional analysis, infrared spectroscopy. carbohydrates and amino-acid titration. These analyses indicate the richness of this type of organic matter in amino acids and carbohydrates, its poverty in aromatic structures, and to ascertain the types of bacteriological and chemical transformations undergone by the original biological compounds in the first steps of the diagenesis.

  9. Apports du cryo-microscope électronique à balayage à émission de champ à l'étude des matières organiques et des relations organo-minérales naturelles. Application aux croûtes microbiotiques des sols

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    Défarge, Christian; Issa, Oumarou Malam; Trichet, Jean

    1999-05-01

    The cryo-SEM (SEM equipped with a freeze-drying sample preparation system) allows the micromorphological transformations occurring during desiccation-rewetting cycles of microbiotic crusts from Sahelian soils to be visualised, like the swelling up of mucilaginous envelopes of the constituent micro-organisms through water absorption. When the cryo-SEM is equipped with a field emission gun, which permits observations at low voltage operation (1 kV) without coating, the natural surface of the samples may be revealed, in particular the presence, at the surface of mineral grains, of microbe-derived organic meshes that probably play a role in the resistance of these crusts to erosion.

  10. Minéralogie et bilan de matière de l'altération supergène d'un basalte alcalin du Moyen Atlas MarocainMineralogy and geochemistry of supergene alteration of an alkali basalt from the Middle Atlas, Morocco

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    Dekayir, A.; El-Maâtaoui, M.

    2001-05-01

    In the Middle Atlas of Morocco, alkali basaltic flows record successive weathering phases during the Quaternary. In fresh basalt interior and intermediate external zones, the first weathering stage is characterised by glass dissolution and the formation of a Si-Al poorly-crystallised product. Advanced weathering phases are characterised by 10 Å halloysite, kaolinite and goethite, located within the primary minerals or as secondary products in fissures. Olivine and iddingsite are transformed into Si-rich goethite, plagioclase into halloysite and pyroxene into a mixture of halloysite + geothite. Dissolution of Ti-magnetite and ilmenite yielded Ti-rich products. In these conditions, the weathering of basalts and development of a soil matrix are accompanied by the elimination of certain chemical elements, such as Si, Ca, Na and K, and the concentration of Fe and Al. In the soil, clay minerals such as illite and vermiculite, do not have any genetic relationship with weathered basalt and were probably introduced externally.

  11. Application de l'étude de la matière organique à l'analyse de l'érosion: exemple du bassin versant du Moulin, dans les terres noires des Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (France)Determination of eroded geological formations using organic matter characterization (Moulin basin, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France).

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    Di-Giovanni, Christian; Disnar, Jean-Robert; Bakyono, Jean-Paul; Kéravis, Didier; Millet, François; Olivier, Jean-Emmanuel

    2000-07-01

    The present study is based on the optical (palynofacies) and geochemical (pyrolyse Rock-Eval) characterization of the organic matter occurring both in bedrock, soils, river sediments (suspended matter and bedload) in a Draix Erosional Research Basin (Cemagref). Results confirm firstly the contribution of reworked organic matter in modern fluxes. Numerous previous studies have shown that organic matter analysis can be an accurate tool to provide information concerning past climates and past environments. Present results suggests that such analysis can also give information concerning the characterization of eroded bedrocks and of erosional processes such as river bank erosion and runoff.

  12. Redefining the "Normal" Worker: Law and Policy Choices for Work-Family Balance in CanadaRedéfinir le 'travailleur normal': Regard sur les choix législatifs et de politiques publiques en matière de conciliation travail-famille au Canada.

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    Bernstein, Stéphanie; Valentini, Mathilde

    2017-01-01

    While the need to reconcile work and family life has been recognized in discrete ways in legislation and policy over the years, there has not been a substantial shift away from the archetype of the "unencumbered" (male) worker to a new model of the "normal" worker. In Canada and elsewhere, legislative protection does not allow women or men to effectively reconcile work and family responsibilities over the life cycle. This paper examines the different ways in which work-family balance is regulated, with a focus on the Canadian federal jurisdiction and the province of Quebec, and underlines the need for coherent labor and social policy. The paper also explores the development of multi-stakeholder initiatives on work-family balance, including the development of voluntary standards and a proposal for a work-family "framework" law to ensure coherence among different laws and programs affecting work-family balance. The paper concludes by confirming the need to move away from an individualized approach toward a more mainstreamed and collectivized approach to work-family balance. Résumé Bien que la nécessité de concilier travail et vie familiale ait fait l'objet d'une reconnaissance timide dans la législation et les politiques publiques au fil des ans, il n'y a pas eu de changement substantiel de l'archétype du travailleur « sans engagements » (homme) vers un nouveau modèle de « travailleur normal ». Au Canada et ailleurs, la protection législative ne permet pas aux femmes ou aux hommes d'arrimer efficacement leurs responsabilités professionnelles et familiales au cours de leur vie. Cet article examine les différentes façons dont la conciliation travail-famille est réglementée, particulièrement en droit fédéral canadien et dans la province de Québec, et souligne la nécessité d'une politique sociale et de travail cohérente. Le texte explore également le développement d'initiatives multipartites, y compris l'élaboration de normes volontaires de style ISO et une proposition de loi-cadre travail-famille afin d'assurer une cohérence entre les différents lois et programmes touchant la conciliation famille-travail au Québec. L'article conclut en confirmant la nécessité de passer d'une approche individualisée à une approche plus intégrée et collectivisée de la conciliation travail-famille.

  13. High-resolution mass-analyzed threshold ion spectrum of Argon obtained on beamline 9.0.2.2

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    Hsu, C.W.; Lu, K.T.; Evans, M.

    1997-04-01

    The first mass analyzed threshold ion (MATI) spectrum using dc electric fields and a continuous wave light source has been obtained on End Station 2 of the Chemical Dynamics Beamline (9.0.2.2) at the Advanced Light Source. MATI provides researchers with fundamental spectroscopic information about atomic and molecular ions with the added advantage of mass analysis. The MATI technique involves the detection of ions formed by field ionization of long-lived high-n Rydberg states approaching an ionization threshold. The MATI apparatus consists of a differentially pumped supersonic molecular beam source, a photoionization region followed by a series of electrostatic lenses, a quadrupole mass spectrometer, and a Daly-type detector. The MATI technique can be used to probe the Rydberg states approaching an ionization continuum and yield information about the lifetimes of these states. In addition, MATI could be used to obtain the spectrum of a single species present in a sample mixture due to the mass selective nature of the experiment. MATI could also be used to form mass selected and state specific ions for use in ion molecule reaction experiments.

  14. IEEE 1588 Frequency and Time Transfer Measurements and Analysis: Clock, PDV, and Load

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    2010-11-01

    6 1 _ 22)()( ixnixnixbandTDEV meanbandmeanbandmeanbandbandx   where       b aj ijmmeanband xix 1_ MATIE ...PDV data were processed with a selection of packets focused on minimum transit delay into an MATIE calculation. This is shown in the upper graph in...The MATIE calculation for this particular set of network PDV data comes very close to this straight line. In the lower graph, the measurements of

  15. Vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of methylcyclohexane in the supersonic jet

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    Han, Songhee; Yoo, Hyun Sik; Ahn, Doo-Sik; Choi, Young S.; Kim, Sang Kyu

    2011-12-01

    Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of supersonically cooled methylcyclohexane has been obtained to give the precise adiabatic ionization energy of 9.6958 ± 0.0025 eV for the chair equatorial conformer. Vibrationally resolved MATI spectrum has been analyzed with the aid of density functional theory and Franck-Condon calculations. The MATI spectrum reflects the structural change upon ionization and its origin is discussed by inspecting the shapes of the valence orbitals involved in the ionization process. The spectroscopic implication of the structural interconversion above the certain energy level is discussed with theoretical calculations of molecular structures and energetics.

  16. La matiere noire dans l'Univers.

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    Mamon, G.

    Parmi les mille questions que l'on peut se poser sur l'Univers, les plus fondamentales concernent son contenu : De quoi est faite la matière de l'Univers ? Est-ce que la matière de l'Univers est principalement constituée d'étoiles, ou bien de gaz interstellaire, de poussières interstellaires, de planètes, petits astéroïdes, ou de trous noirs ? Ou doit-on admettre que l'Univers est composé d'une autre forme de matière que l'on ne connaît pas, qui serait basée sur des particules élémentaires plus exotiques que les protons, neutrons et électrons qui constituent la matière ordinaire, dite baryonique?

  17. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2012-05-01

    L'anneau F de Saturne; Planètes rocheuses et zone habitable; Lentilles gravitationnelles; Neutrinos volages; Compter les bulles; BOSS; Kepler; Tourbillon martien; Pointillés martiens; Bombardement; Trous noirs voraces; Matière noire

  18. Molecular above-threshold-ionization angular distributions with attosecond bichromatic intense XUV laser pulses

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    Yuan, Kai-Jun; Bandrauk, André D.

    2012-01-01

    Angular distributions of molecular above-threshold ionization (MATI) in bichromatic attosecond extreme ultraviolet (XUV) linear polarization laser pulses have been theoretically investigated. Multiphoton ionization in a prealigned molecular ion H2+ produces clear MATI spectra which show a forward-backward asymmetry in angular and momentum distributions which is critically sensitive to the carrier envelope phase (CEP) φ, the time delay Δτ between the two laser pulses, and the photoelectron kinetic energies Ee. The features of the asymmetry in MATI angular distributions are described well by multiphoton perturbative ionization models. Phase differences of continuum electron wave functions can be extracted from the CEP φ and time delay Δτ dependent ionization asymmetry ratio created by interfering multiphoton ionization pathways. At large internuclear distances MATI angular distributions exhibit more complex features due to laser-induced electron diffraction where continuum electron wavelengths are less than the internuclear distance.

  19. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization study of vinyl bromide cation in the first excited electronic state using vacuum-ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave mixing in Hg

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2005-11-01

    The vibrational spectrum of the vinyl bromide cation in the first excited electronic state ÃA'2 was obtained by one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The use of an improved vacuum-ultraviolet radiation source based on four-wave sum frequency mixing in Hg resulted in excellent sensitivity for MATI signals. From the MATI spectrum, the ionization energy to the ÃA'2 state of the cation was determined to be 10.9150±0.0006eV. Nearly complete vibrational assignments for the MATI peaks were possible by utilizing the vibrational frequencies and Franck-Condon factors calculated at the density-functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT/B3LYP levels with the 6-311+G(df,p) basis set.

  20. Research Issues in HRD.

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    1997

    This document contains four papers from a symposium on research issues in human resource development (HRD). "Data for HRD Research and the 1997 Human Performance Practices Survey" (Laurie J. Bassi, George S. Benson), describes two research projects undertaken by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): publication of the…

  1. The Effects of National Policy on Refugee Welfare and Related Security Issues: A Comparative Case Study of Lebanon, Egypt and Syria

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    2008-12-01

    from war and civil war, natural catastrophe and famine as much as to escape 39 Volker Türk, “The Role... Brand , Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988), 11. 65 Julie...106 Laurie Brand , Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State (New York

  2. Laboring to Relate: Neoliberalism, Embodied Policy, and Network Dynamics

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    Ball, Stephen J.

    2017-01-01

    This paper builds on previous research (Ball, 2012, Ball & Junemann, 2012) to explore some aspects of the embodiment of policy. The author draws on Larner and Laurie's (2010) work on technocratic expertise and how, as she puts it, "privatisation ideas and practices are transferred in embodied forms," and in particular her argument…

  3. "Be the Tree": Classical Literature, Art Therapy, and Transcending Trauma in "Speak"

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    Snider, Jessi

    2014-01-01

    Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel "Speak" concerns the rape and subsequent silence of ninth grade protagonist Melinda Sordino. By relying on extensive literary allusions involving trees, rape, silence, and transformation, Anderson creates a young adult problem novel that is both of the moment and timeless in its themes. The…

  4. Vantage Theory, Statistics and the Mental Worldview

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    Niewiara, Aleksandra

    2010-01-01

    The paper investigates Polish punk and hip hop (rap) song lyrics broken down into frequency lists. In an analysis inspired by MacLaury's view of categorization, the construals of punk and hip hop worldviews are shown to vary in the distance of the observer from the world, the width of the viewing frame, as well as the granularity and density of…

  5. Scaffolding for Discovery in the Third Plane

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    Ewert-Krocker, Laurie

    2015-01-01

    Laurie Ewert-Krocker emphasizes the teacher's role in nature's prepared environment. Without directing or controlling the child's work, learning spaces can be maximized for concentration by connecting the adolescent's intrinsic learning to the beauty and order of the natural world. The most artful balance is the global understanding of the…

  6. The Adolescent: Taking on the Task of Humanity--Conducting the Dialogue between Nature and Supranature

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    Ewert-Krocker, Laurie

    2013-01-01

    Defining what it means to be in the "bosom of nature," to use Montessori's words, Laurie Ewert-Krocker points out that the adolescent period of storm and stress is quelled by the natural world. But most important, when socialization is the essential developmental focus of the young adolescent, positive social organization is fostered by…

  7. Cliché, Gossip, and Anecdote as Supervision Training

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    Grealy, Liam

    2016-01-01

    This article expands on a co-authored project with Timothy Laurie on the practices and ethics of higher degree research (HDR) supervision (or advising): "What does good HDR supervision look like?" in contemporary universities. It connects that project with scholarship on the relevance of "common sense" to questions of…

  8. Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice: Beyond a Victory Narrative

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    Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y.

    2016-01-01

    In this reflective essay, Laurie H. Rubel, Maren Hall-Wieckert, and Vivian Y. Lim present a design heuristic for teaching mathematics for spatial justice (TMSpJ) based on their development of two curricular modules, one about the state lottery and the other about financial services in a city. Spatial tools, including data visualizations on maps…

  9. "Be the Tree": Classical Literature, Art Therapy, and Transcending Trauma in "Speak"

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    Snider, Jessi

    2014-01-01

    Laurie Halse Anderson's young adult novel "Speak" concerns the rape and subsequent silence of ninth grade protagonist Melinda Sordino. By relying on extensive literary allusions involving trees, rape, silence, and transformation, Anderson creates a young adult problem novel that is both of the moment and timeless in its themes. The…

  10. Intuitive Space Weather Displays to Improve Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

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    2011-09-01

    Kathy Echiverri, and Lauri Cross (PatchPlus Consulting), and Seth Orloff, and Lydia Lavigne (Ball Aerospace), Kevin Scro (Air Force Space Command...Paul O’Brien (Aerospace Corp), and Paul Gehred (Air Force Weather Agency). 6. References [1] Reeves, G . 2010. Integration of Space Weather into Space

  11. Sparking Innovative Learning & Creativity. 2008 NMC Summer Conference Proceedings (Princeton, NJ, Jun 11-14, 2008))

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    Smith, Rachel S., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    The conference proceedings include the following papers: (1) Digital Storytelling: An Alternative Instructional Approach (Ruben R. Puentedura); (2) Digital Storytelling: Old Ways, New Tools (Laurie Burruss); (3) The Adding Machine: Remote Digital Storytelling and Performance (George Brown and James Ferolo); (4) Building and Supporting a…

  12. Army Deployments of OIF and OEF

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    2010-01-01

    Congress Cataloging -in-Publication Data Bonds, Tim, 1962– Army deployments to OIF and OEF / Timothy M. Bonds, Dave Baiocchi, Laurie L. McDonald. p...for a short period one or more times to those with 365 days of continuous deployed duty. (The previous “ tachometer ” chart, in contrast, better

  13. What I Learned about Higher Ed Assessment in a Small Village in South America

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    Occhipinti, Laurie

    2016-01-01

    Does assessment change what is being taught? Laurie Occhipinti uses an analogy to answer this question. While conducting research on economic development in a remote rural area of the Argentine Chaco, a community had received some public funds to construct a new community center. They discussed where to place the center. The middle of the village…

  14. Juvenile Justice and Substance Use

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    Chassin, Laurie

    2008-01-01

    Laurie Chassin focuses on the elevated prevalence of substance use disorders among young offenders in the juvenile justice system and on efforts by the justice system to provide treatment for these disorders. She emphasizes the importance of diagnosing and treating these disorders, which are linked both with continued offending and with a broad…

  15. Iberian Spanish "Macho": Vantages and Polysemy in Culturally Defined Meaning

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    Grace, Caroline A.; Glaz, Adam

    2010-01-01

    This study explores some specific aspects of compatibility between cognitive models. Robert E. MacLaury's theory of vantages as arrangements of coordinates and Lakoff's concept of radial categories are mutually reinforcing to an analysis of semantic polysemy. Vantage Theory (VT) includes the notions of "zooming in" and "zooming out", allowing…

  16. Methodological Pluralism and Narrative Inquiry

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    Michie, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This paper considers how the integral theory model of Nancy Davis and Laurie Callihan might be enacted using a different qualitative methodology, in this case the narrative methodology. The focus of narrative research is shown to be on "what meaning is being made" rather than "what is happening here" (quadrant 2 rather than…

  17. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. 1991.

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    Cox, Milton D., Ed.; Richlin, Laurie, Ed.

    1991-01-01

    This annual journal presents articles by college faculty about teaching in higher education based on their pedagogical research and their classroom experiences. Articles in the issue for 1991 have the following titles and authors: "The Scholarship of Pedagogy: A Message From the Editors" (Laurie Richlin and Milton D. Cox); "The Social Cognition…

  18. Divorce: The Impact on Children and Families. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session (June 19, 1986).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.

    This document contains witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the impact of divorce on children and families. Opening statements are included from Congressmen George Miller, Dan Coats, and Thomas Bliley. Witnesses providing testimony include: (1) Laurie Dixon, managing editor of "The…

  19. Methodological Pluralism and Narrative Inquiry

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    Michie, Michael

    2013-01-01

    This paper considers how the integral theory model of Nancy Davis and Laurie Callihan might be enacted using a different qualitative methodology, in this case the narrative methodology. The focus of narrative research is shown to be on "what meaning is being made" rather than "what is happening here" (quadrant 2 rather than…

  20. Performance Improvement Processes.

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    1997

    This document contains four papers from a symposium on performance improvement processes. In "Never the Twain Shall Meet?: A Glimpse into High Performance Work Practices and Downsizing" (Laurie J. Bassi, Mark E. Van Buren) evidence from a national cross-industry of more than 200 establishments is used to demonstrate that high-performance…

  1. Laboring to Relate: Neoliberalism, Embodied Policy, and Network Dynamics

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    Ball, Stephen J.

    2017-01-01

    This paper builds on previous research (Ball, 2012, Ball & Junemann, 2012) to explore some aspects of the embodiment of policy. The author draws on Larner and Laurie's (2010) work on technocratic expertise and how, as she puts it, "privatisation ideas and practices are transferred in embodied forms," and in particular her argument…

  2. Centers for Collaboration: Diversity for the New Decade: Selected Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Writing Centers Association (32nd, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 5-6, 1990).

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    Healy, Dave, Comp.

    This packet contains 10 selected papers on writing centers in both secondary and post-secondary settings: "Keynote Address: Collaboration, Control, and the Idea of a Writing Center" (Andrea A. Lunsford); "Diversifying for Disabilities: Making Writing a Mode of Encouragement" (Laurie Bertamus); "When Cultures Collide: The…

  3. Women and Work. Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Class. Women and Work, Volume 6.

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    Higginbotham, Elizabeth, Ed.; Romero, Mary, Ed.

    This book contains 10 papers exploring the effects of race, ethnicity, and class on women in the workplace. The following papers are included: "Series Editors' Introduction" (Ann Stromberg, Barbara A. Gutek, Laurie Larwood); "Introduction" (Elizabeth Higginbotham). The book is organized in four parts. Part I, "Historical…

  4. Early Childhood Folio 3: A Collection of Recent Research.

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    Wright, Judith, Ed.; Podmore, Valerie, Ed.

    This booklet is a collection of articles addressing current issues in early childhood education. The first article, "Would You Like to Pack Away Now?: Improving the Quality of Talk in Early Childhood Programs," (Laurie Makin) addresses how teachers talk to children. The second article, "Persistence When It's Difficult: A Disposition…

  5. Teaching Mathematics for Spatial Justice: Beyond a Victory Narrative

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    Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y.

    2016-01-01

    In this reflective essay, Laurie H. Rubel, Maren Hall-Wieckert, and Vivian Y. Lim present a design heuristic for teaching mathematics for spatial justice (TMSpJ) based on their development of two curricular modules, one about the state lottery and the other about financial services in a city. Spatial tools, including data visualizations on maps…

  6. 78 FR 5775 - Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics...

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    ... certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development... INFORMATION: Background: Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, as amended by the Trade Act of 2002...--New York, NY Saint Laurie Ltd.--New York, NY Tom James Co.--Franklin, TN Warren Sewell Clothing Co...

  7. What was that?

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    Anglin, F. M.; Haddon, R. A. W.

    1988-01-01

    At 4:20 local time on September 19, 1986, Mrs. Laurie Harder saw a meteor passing across the sky above her home in Yellowknife, N.W.T. She reported her observation to Yellowknife Seismic Station staff who examined the records of the Yellowknife seismic array to see if the associated meteoroid had hit Earth and generated observalbe seismic signals. 

  8. 77 FR 35938 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests...

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    ... and instructions should be directed to Laurie Mease, Office of Textiles and Apparel, Telephone: 202... ] 15, 2012. Subject to the rules of origin in Annex 4.1 of the Agreement, pursuant to the textile... administering commercial availability requests to the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements...

  9. CFOs Talk about Finances: Glimmers of Hope

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    Antolovic, Laurie G.; Horvath, Albert G.; Plympton, Margaret F.

    2009-01-01

    In May 2009, three senior financial leaders in higher education--Laurie G. Antolovic, Albert G. Horvath, and Margaret F. Plympton--participated in a panel session, moderated by Philip J. Goldstein, at the EDUCAUSE Enterprise Information and Technology Conference. The three also shared their thoughts in an audio interview conducted by Gerry Bayne,…

  10. Organizing OPNAV (1970-2009). Revision 2

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    2010-01-01

    Jennifer Scott for research assistance; Gregory Kaminski, Laurie Ann Lakatosh, and Rhea Stone for library assistance; and Arthur Barber, Philip Bozzelli...2010 £ Dr. Thomas A. Bowditch Director, Strategic Initiatives Group This document represents the best opinion of CNA at the time of issue. It does

  11. Planning and Organizing the Postwar Air Force 1943-1947,

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    1982-01-01

    Winfield W. Scott, Jr. Pennsylvania State University Superintendent. USAF Academy Brig. Gen. Harris B. Hull. Dr. David A. Shannon (Chairman) USAF...Lauris Norstad ..................................... 65 Brig. Gen. Glen C. Jamnison . ................................. 70 President Harry S. Truman...Gen. Hugh J. Knerr...................................... 145, President Harry S. Truman Adm. William D Leahy................152 x(vii Page Vice Adm

  12. Download: Postcards Home Contemporary Art and New Technology in the Primary School

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    Herne, Steve

    2005-01-01

    Postcards Home using photography, scanning, digital image manipulation, text and colour printing was the third Download project devised by the education department of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England. It was led by artist Laurie Long with teachers and pupils from Pooles Park primary school in Islington, an inner city borough in North…

  13. A Passion for Teaching & Learning

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    Umphrey, Jan

    2013-01-01

    Laurie Barron, the principal of Smokey Road Middle School in Newnan, GA, is the 2013 MetLife/NASSP National Middle Level Principal of the Year. This article presents a conversation with Barron on her passion for teaching and learning. She shares her biggest motivator as a school leader and how she motivates her students and staff members to fully…

  14. Out of Silence into Speech: Two Perspectives of Growing up Female.

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    Verderame, Carla L.

    2000-01-01

    Weaves a discussion of the female protagonist of Laurie Halse Anderson's novel "Speak" into the main discussion of the female protagonist of Carson McCullers'"The Member of the Wedding." Demonstrates the parallels between the stories as well as the distinctions to reinforce their individual richness, and to assist teachers who may choose to pair…

  15. On the Probability of Flying Through Nuclear Dust Clouds

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    2012-06-11

    106, Defense Nuclear Agency, March 31, 1988. 5. Devore, Jay L., Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Duxbury, 2000. ISBN 0...534-37281-3. 6. Grinstead , Charles M., and Laurie Snell, Introduction to Probability, American Mathematical Society, 1997. ISBN 0-8218-0749-8

  16. Women and Work. Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Class. Women and Work, Volume 6.

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    Higginbotham, Elizabeth, Ed.; Romero, Mary, Ed.

    This book contains 10 papers exploring the effects of race, ethnicity, and class on women in the workplace. The following papers are included: "Series Editors' Introduction" (Ann Stromberg, Barbara A. Gutek, Laurie Larwood); "Introduction" (Elizabeth Higginbotham). The book is organized in four parts. Part I, "Historical…

  17. Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning

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    Richlin, Laurie

    2006-01-01

    Laurie Richlin has been running a workshop on course design for higher education for over fifteen years, modifying and improving it progressively from the feedback of participants, and from what they in turn have taught her. Her goals are to enable participants to appropriately select teaching strategies, to design and create the conditions and…

  18. Iberian Spanish "Macho": Vantages and Polysemy in Culturally Defined Meaning

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    Grace, Caroline A.; Glaz, Adam

    2010-01-01

    This study explores some specific aspects of compatibility between cognitive models. Robert E. MacLaury's theory of vantages as arrangements of coordinates and Lakoff's concept of radial categories are mutually reinforcing to an analysis of semantic polysemy. Vantage Theory (VT) includes the notions of "zooming in" and "zooming out", allowing…

  19. The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the School Garden

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    Thorp, Laurie

    2006-01-01

    This book is Laurie Thorp's dirt-under-the-fingernails ethnography of four years in an elementary school garden and the ways in which this garden catalyzed cultural transformation and inspired hope, growth, and community. Filled with photographs, sketches, poetry, and journal entries, Thorp's engaging book describes the educational benefits of…

  20. What I Learned about Higher Ed Assessment in a Small Village in South America

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    Occhipinti, Laurie

    2016-01-01

    Does assessment change what is being taught? Laurie Occhipinti uses an analogy to answer this question. While conducting research on economic development in a remote rural area of the Argentine Chaco, a community had received some public funds to construct a new community center. They discussed where to place the center. The middle of the village…

  1. Exploring Evaluator Role and Identity. A Volume in Evaluation and Society.

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    Ryan, Katherine E., Ed.; Schwandt, Thomas A., Ed.

    In this collection, evaluation theorists and practitioners consider evaluator role and identity in evaluation theory, practice, and society. The chapters are: (1) "Three Frameworks for Considering Evaluator Role" (Jean A. King and Laurie Stevahn); (2) "Toward Better Understanding of Alternative Evaluator Roles" (Melvin M. Mark); (3) "Making (More)…

  2. Beyond Looking: Using Data to Coach for Instructional Improvement

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    Martin, Michael; Taylor, Katherine

    2009-01-01

    As a team of job-embedded instructional coaches in an ethnically and economically diverse learning environment, the authors are dedicated to thinking through and troubleshooting the improvement of teaching and learning in the three learning communities that make up Clover Park High School. They agree with commentator Laurie Olsen who writes, "Data…

  3. Authors in the Fast Lane!

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    Follos, Alison M. G.; Rubin, Ellen

    2009-01-01

    This article introduces various writers, including Laurie Halse Anderson, Linda Sue Park, Richard Peck, James Patterson, and Charles R. Smith, Jr., who will give their presentations at the 2009 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference & Exhibition in Charlotte. This November the AASL National Conference and…

  4. Learning Technologies: Prospects and Pathways. Selected papers from EdTech '96 Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Educational Technology (Melbourne, Australia, July 7-10, 1996).

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    Hedberg, John G., Ed.; And Others

    This book presents a series of conference papers dealing with educational technology. The papers are: "The Role of Educational Technology in Upgrading Teacher Education in Pakistan" (M. Hashim Abbasi and Alex C. Millar); "Report on the Teaching and Learning on the Internet Project--RMIT TAFE" (Laurie Armstrong); "A…

  5. National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Annual Conference Journal, NABE '92-'93.

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    Malave, Lilliam M., Ed.

    This collection of papers on bilingual education, presented at the previous two NABE annual conferences, focuses on special programs, gifted and talented education, special education, and innovative teaching approaches. Articles include: "Writing Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students: A Survey of Teachers' Perceptions" (Laurie R.…

  6. Using Second Life with Learning-Disabled Students in Higher Education

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    McKinney, Stephanie; Horspool, Agi; Willers, Renee; Safie, Omar; Richlin, Laurie

    2009-01-01

    The educational potential of Second Life is still in the process of being developed and harnessed. According to Stephanie McKinney, Agi Horspool, Renee Willers, Omar Safie, and Laurie Richlin, an essential step in this development will be to figure out how to use Second Life to support learning-disabled (LD) students who face numerous challenges…

  7. Cliché, Gossip, and Anecdote as Supervision Training

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    Grealy, Liam

    2016-01-01

    This article expands on a co-authored project with Timothy Laurie on the practices and ethics of higher degree research (HDR) supervision (or advising): "What does good HDR supervision look like?" in contemporary universities. It connects that project with scholarship on the relevance of "common sense" to questions of…

  8. "We Are Special, beyond Our Special Needs": E*LIT Project Entry Inspires Pride in Disabilities' Students. Spotlight Feature

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    Dopke-Wilson, MariRae

    2007-01-01

    The spin on Frazer School Librarian Laurie LeFever's entry for Syracuse University's 2007 E*LIT competition is what made her school literacy project for children with disabilities really unique. Instead of working with students to create a project that would be targeted toward children with disabilities, she actually used students with…

  9. CFOs Talk about Finances: Glimmers of Hope

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    Antolovic, Laurie G.; Horvath, Albert G.; Plympton, Margaret F.

    2009-01-01

    In May 2009, three senior financial leaders in higher education--Laurie G. Antolovic, Albert G. Horvath, and Margaret F. Plympton--participated in a panel session, moderated by Philip J. Goldstein, at the EDUCAUSE Enterprise Information and Technology Conference. The three also shared their thoughts in an audio interview conducted by Gerry Bayne,…

  10. 76 FR 70532 - Release of Airport Property: Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, FL

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    ..., along the west side of Neiman Avenue and south of Laurie Street in Brevard County, Florida. The parcel... acres at the Melbourne International Airport, Melbourne, Florida from the conditions, reservations, and... is located west of Apollo Boulevard and North of General Aviation Drive in Brevard County,...

  11. History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Volume 2. The Test of War, 1950-1953

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    1988-01-01

    Alphonse Juin and Vice-Adm. Ro- bert Jaujard, as commanders in chief of its land and naval forces and an , merican, Lt. Gen. Lauris Norstad, as...65; memo R.R. Klanderman (OSD) for Clay P. Bedford (Asst to SecDef), 15 Apr 52, RG 330, CD 201 (Bedford). 14. Ltr SecDef to CINCFE, 24 Nov 52, quoted

  12. Cover Image, Volume 117, Number 7, July 2016.

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    Al-Dujaili, Saja A; Koh, Amy J; Dang, Ming; Mi, Xue; Chang, Wenhan; Ma, Peter X; McCauley, Laurie K

    2016-07-01

    Cover: The cover image, by Laurie K. McCauley et al., is based on the Article Calcium Sensing Receptor Function Supports Osteoblast Survival and Acts as a Co-Factor in PTH Anabolic Actions in Bone, DOI: 10.1002/jcb.25447.

  13. Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning

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    Richlin, Laurie

    2006-01-01

    Laurie Richlin has been running a workshop on course design for higher education for over fifteen years, modifying and improving it progressively from the feedback of participants, and from what they in turn have taught her. Her goals are to enable participants to appropriately select teaching strategies, to design and create the conditions and…

  14. Families, Disability, and Empowerment: Active Coping Skills and Strategies for Family Interventions.

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    Singer, George H. S., Ed.; Powers, Laurie E., Ed.

    This book presents strategies for building strong partnerships between service providers and the families of individuals with disabilities. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Contributing to Resilience in Families: An Overview" (George H. S. Singer and Laurie E. Powers); "Parent to Parent Programs: A Unique Form of…

  15. 76 FR 14372 - Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee

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    ... Forest Service Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in... Olmedo, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988 or Laurie Pearson, Glenn/Colusa RAC Coordinator...

  16. 75 FR 8916 - Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee

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    ... Forest Service Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) ] will meet in... INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Trombley, Glenn/Colusa RAC Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest...

  17. 75 FR 27287 - Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee

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    ... Forest Service Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in... Laurie Trombley, Glenn/Colusa RAC Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger...

  18. Research Issues in HRD.

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    1997

    This document contains four papers from a symposium on research issues in human resource development (HRD). "Data for HRD Research and the 1997 Human Performance Practices Survey" (Laurie J. Bassi, George S. Benson), describes two research projects undertaken by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): publication of the…

  19. Something to "Speak" about: Addressing Sensitive Issues through Literature

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    Jackett, Mark

    2007-01-01

    "Speak," by Laurie Halse Anderson, is one of the most powerful young adult novels to come along in the past decade. It has won numerous awards, including the "School Library Journal" award for "Best Book of the Year," and was a National Book Award Finalist. Despite this acclaim, many English teachers are uncomfortable teaching "Speak" in their…

  20. Divorce: The Impact on Children and Families. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session (June 19, 1986).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.

    This document contains witness testimonies and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine the impact of divorce on children and families. Opening statements are included from Congressmen George Miller, Dan Coats, and Thomas Bliley. Witnesses providing testimony include: (1) Laurie Dixon, managing editor of "The…

  1. Performance Improvement Processes.

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    1997

    This document contains four papers from a symposium on performance improvement processes. In "Never the Twain Shall Meet?: A Glimpse into High Performance Work Practices and Downsizing" (Laurie J. Bassi, Mark E. Van Buren) evidence from a national cross-industry of more than 200 establishments is used to demonstrate that high-performance…

  2. 75 FR 68533 - Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding Operations; Capital...

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    ... 12 CFR Part 615 RIN 3052-AC25 Funding and Fiscal Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, and Funding..., Office of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, VA 22102-5090... Internet spam. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Rea, Associate Director, Office of Regulatory Policy...

  3. Vantage Theory, Statistics and the Mental Worldview

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    Niewiara, Aleksandra

    2010-01-01

    The paper investigates Polish punk and hip hop (rap) song lyrics broken down into frequency lists. In an analysis inspired by MacLaury's view of categorization, the construals of punk and hip hop worldviews are shown to vary in the distance of the observer from the world, the width of the viewing frame, as well as the granularity and density of…

  4. The Pull of the Earth: Participatory Ethnography in the School Garden

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    Thorp, Laurie

    2006-01-01

    This book is Laurie Thorp's dirt-under-the-fingernails ethnography of four years in an elementary school garden and the ways in which this garden catalyzed cultural transformation and inspired hope, growth, and community. Filled with photographs, sketches, poetry, and journal entries, Thorp's engaging book describes the educational benefits of…

  5. Epitope mapping of four monoclonal antibodies recognizing the hexose core domain of Salmonella lipopolysaccharide.

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    Luk, J M; Lind, S M; Tsang, R S; Lindberg, A A

    1991-12-05

    Four murine monoclonal antibodies reactive with distinctive regions of the hexose core domain of Salmonella lipopolysaccharide (LPS) were generated and their epitope specificities were delineated. MAST 56 (IgG1) and MAST 50 (IgG3) antibodies elicited by immunizations with Salmonella typhimurium Rb1 and Rb2 mutants, reacted selectively in enzyme immunoassay with the LPS from rough mutants. In contrast, MATy 1 (IgM) and MATy 2 (IgG2b) antibodies raised by an attenuated Salmonella typhi 620 Ty strain were reactive with LPS from both smooth and rough Salmonellae. Immunoblotting analysis showed that MATy 1 distinguished only the bottom bands (naked LPS core) among the heterogeneous LPS populations, whereas MATy 2 gave a ladder pattern (reactive with both naked and O-chain-substituted LPS cores). Differential binding specificities of MATy 1 and MATy 2 antibodies to the naked and capped LPS cores were further analyzed utilizing S. typhimurium polysaccharide fractions with different O-chain:core ratios which were obtained after separation by Sephacryl S-200 chromatography. Steric effects on the antibody reactivity by the bulky O-polysaccharide chain were detected. The use of chemically defined native and synthetic saccharides as inhibitors, in combination with the conformation of the Salmonella core oligosaccharide, permitted the definition of antigenic determinants carried in the core domain recognized by each antibody: (i) the branches I and VIII are essential for MATy 1 recognition, (ii) the backbone III-IV-V for MATy 2, (iii) the backbone II-III-IV-V for MAST 56, and (iv) the backbone plus the branch III-IV-V-VIII for MAST 50. (formula; see text)

  6. Investigation of a Two-Dimensional Model for the Prediction of Static Displacement for T-38 Horizontal Stabilators Using NASTRAN.

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    1981-12-01

    physical characteristics of the element, such as thickness, material identifiers, inertias, mass. 20 2. Material Cards (MATI, MAT2 ) described the...material characteristics, such as Young’s modulus, shear modulus, Poisson’s ratio. MATI was used for isotropic material. MAT2 was used for orthotropic...generated as necessary, based on fixed mesh size. Module 15 - Output MAT1 and MAT2 material property cards. These are explicit except for variations

  7. Ionization energy of acetone by vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectrometry

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    Kim, Jae Han; Kang, Do Won; Hong, Yong Jun; Hwang, Hyonseok; Kim, Hong Lae; Kwon, Chan Ho

    2013-04-01

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) time-of-flight mass spectrometer using coherent vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing (FWDFM) in Kr has been constructed and utilized to obtain the accurate ionization energy of acetone. From the MATI onsets measured from various applied pulsed fields, the ionization energy to the ionic ground state of acetone has been determined to be 9.7074 ± 0.0019 eV.

  8. Vibrational levels of p-xylene cation determined by mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy

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    Zhang, Bing; Aigner, Udo; Ludwig Selzle, Heinrich; William Schlag, Edward

    2003-10-01

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and two-color resonant two-photon ionization method were used for the determination of the vibrational levels of the p-xylene cation. The MATI spectrum was recorded via the 0 0 vibrationless level of the S 1 state of p-xylene. The spectrum shows a rich structure and some vibrational frequencies of the cation are determined. The experimental findings are well supported by ab initio calculation.

  9. Submarine Structure Modeling and Analysis for Life-Cycle Management: Phase 2

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    2008-05-01

    spéciaux de coque pour le cas de la jonction de plaque qui ne contiennent pas de chevauchements de matière. Une très bonne concordance est obtenue...de la jonction de plaque qui ne contiennent pas de chevauchements de matière. Une très bonne concordance est obtenue entre les résultats numériques et

  10. Novel Sexual-Cycle-Specific Gene Silencing in Aspergillus nidulans

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    Czaja, Wioletta; Miller, Karen Y.; Miller, Bruce L.

    2013-01-01

    We report a novel sexual-cycle-specific gene-silencing system in the genetic model Aspergillus nidulans. Duplication of the mating type matAHMG gene in this haploid organism triggers Mat-induced silencing (MatIS) of both endogenous and transgenic matA genes, eliminates function of the encoded SRY structural ortholog, and results in formation of barren fruiting bodies. MatIS is spatiotemporally restricted to the prezygotic stage of the sexual cycle and does not interfere with vegetative growth, asexual reproduction, differentiation of early sexual tissues, or fruiting body development. MatIS is reversible upon deletion of the matA transgene. In contrast to other sex-specific silencing phenomena, MatIS silencing has nearly 100% efficiency and appears to be independent of homologous duplicated DNA segments. Remarkably, transgene-derived matA RNA might be sufficient to induce MatIS. A unique feature of MatIS is that RNA-mediated silencing is RNA interference/Argonaute-independent and is restricted to the nucleus having the duplicated gene. The silencing phenomenon is recessive and does not spread between nuclei within the common cytoplasm of a multinucleate heterokaryon. Gene silencing induced by matA gene duplication emerges as a specific feature associated with matAHMG regulation during sexual development. PMID:23341415

  11. Novel sexual-cycle-specific gene silencing in Aspergillus nidulans.

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    Czaja, Wioletta; Miller, Karen Y; Miller, Bruce L

    2013-04-01

    We report a novel sexual-cycle-specific gene-silencing system in the genetic model Aspergillus nidulans. Duplication of the mating type matA(HMG) gene in this haploid organism triggers Mat-induced silencing (MatIS) of both endogenous and transgenic matA genes, eliminates function of the encoded SRY structural ortholog, and results in formation of barren fruiting bodies. MatIS is spatiotemporally restricted to the prezygotic stage of the sexual cycle and does not interfere with vegetative growth, asexual reproduction, differentiation of early sexual tissues, or fruiting body development. MatIS is reversible upon deletion of the matA transgene. In contrast to other sex-specific silencing phenomena, MatIS silencing has nearly 100% efficiency and appears to be independent of homologous duplicated DNA segments. Remarkably, transgene-derived matA RNA might be sufficient to induce MatIS. A unique feature of MatIS is that RNA-mediated silencing is RNA interference/Argonaute-independent and is restricted to the nucleus having the duplicated gene. The silencing phenomenon is recessive and does not spread between nuclei within the common cytoplasm of a multinucleate heterokaryon. Gene silencing induced by matA gene duplication emerges as a specific feature associated with matA(HMG) regulation during sexual development.

  12. Lecture to inquiry: The transformation of a tech prep biology teacher

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    Haskell, Deborah Harris

    As teachers implement the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) many have to reform the instructional methods they have used throughout their careers. This case study examines the transformation of Laurie, a 20-year teacher, during her first year of change from a "traditional" textbook/lecture style of teaching to a facilitator of an inquiry-based classroom. Implementing change requires not only pedagogical expertise, but also the belief that the modifications can be made and that the outcomes are significant. Using Bandura's social cognitive theory as a framework, changes in Laurie's self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, and motivation are followed throughout the transition. During her first year of change, Laurie used worksheets, small group activities, and guided inquiry activities, all strategies in which she had high self-efficacy and experienced positive student outcomes. She rarely used class forums, authentic assessment, and formative assessment. Factors that influenced her change were experiential professional development opportunities that allowed her to practice inquiry-based techniques, a change in her teaching environment from college prep chemistry to tech prep biology, autonomy regarding classroom decisions, and reflective decision making as she learned through experience. Using a standards-based biology textbook increased her self-efficacy toward using inquiry-based practices. The textbook format of embedding text in activities rather than adding activities to the text resulted in an increase of the number and frequency of activities done. Facilitating the textbook's Guided Inquiries and Extended Inquiries helped Laurie gain experience with inquiry-based methods. She also realized that when building from the students' concrete experiences, her students were able to attain higher-level thinking skills. The study revealed six factors contributing to Laurie's change process: (a) experiential professional development, (b) motivation for change

  13. Angle-dependent molecular above-threshold ionization with ultrashort intense linearly and circularly polarized laser pulses

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    Yuan, Kai-Jun; Bandrauk, André D.

    2011-07-01

    We present molecular above-threshold ionization (MATI) spectra generated by ultrashort intense linearly and circularly polarized laser pulses from nonperturbative numerical solutions of the corresponding time-dependent Schrödinger equation in the molecular-ion H2+. It is found that high-order MATI spectra with maximum kinetic energy 32Up, where Up=I0/4meω02 is the ponderomotive energy at intensity I0 and frequency ω0, can be obtained in H2+ at great internuclear distances R for both linear and circular polarizations. Quasiclassical laser-induced collision models confirm that such high-order MATIs mainly result from a collision with neighboring ions of the ionized electron. Interference patterns in the high-order MATI spectra are critically sensitive to both the internuclear distance R of the molecules and the polarizations of the driving laser pulses. Moreover, with few-cycle laser pulses, the carrier-envelope phase sensitivity of MATI angular distributions is also investigated for varying internuclear distances R. At critical internuclear distances for charge-resonance-enhanced ionization, we also find that enhanced interference patterns occur.

  14. Angle-dependent molecular above-threshold ionization with ultrashort intense linearly and circularly polarized laser pulses

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    Yuan, Kai-Jun; Bandrauk, Andre D.

    2011-07-15

    We present molecular above-threshold ionization (MATI) spectra generated by ultrashort intense linearly and circularly polarized laser pulses from nonperturbative numerical solutions of the corresponding time-dependent Schroedinger equation in the molecular-ion H{sub 2}{sup +}. It is found that high-order MATI spectra with maximum kinetic energy 32U{sub p}, where U{sub p}=I{sub 0}/4m{sub e}{omega}{sub 0}{sup 2} is the ponderomotive energy at intensity I{sub 0} and frequency {omega}{sub 0}, can be obtained in H{sub 2}{sup +} at great internuclear distances R for both linear and circular polarizations. Quasiclassical laser-induced collision models confirm that such high-order MATIs mainly result from a collision with neighboring ions of the ionized electron. Interference patterns in the high-order MATI spectra are critically sensitive to both the internuclear distance R of the molecules and the polarizations of the driving laser pulses. Moreover, with few-cycle laser pulses, the carrier-envelope phase sensitivity of MATI angular distributions is also investigated for varying internuclear distances R. At critical internuclear distances for charge-resonance-enhanced ionization, we also find that enhanced interference patterns occur.

  15. Final Environmental Impact Statement. Potential Exploration, Development, and Production of Oil and Gas Resources, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA

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    1987-12-18

    C&R- 149 has the best combination of chemical and physical characteristics for producing food, feed, forage, fiber, and oil - seed crops, and is also...categorized as follows: Richard J. Boyle, representing Union Oil Company = Ind-l Chur,4 Pergler, individual representing himself = Ind-2 Laurie Tamura...California = RAC Union Oil Company of California = Union Santa Barbara County Resource Management Department = RMD League of Women Voters = LWV LeRoy

  16. [Genitalia of three species of Heilipus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) that damage avocado fruits (Persea americana Mill.) in Mexico and Costa Rica].

    PubMed

    Castañeda-Vildózola, Alvaro; Valdez-Carrasco, Jorge; Equihua-Martínez, Armando; González-Hernández, Héctor; Romero-Nápoles, Jesús; Solís-Aguilar, Juan F; Ramírez-Alarcón, Samuel

    2007-01-01

    The male and female genitaliae of three species of the genus Heilipus Germar (H. lauri Boheman, H. pittieri Barber and H. trifasciatus Fabricius) that damage avocado fruits (Persea americana Mill.) in Mexico and Costa Rica are described and illustrated. The aedeagus, spiculum gastrale, styli of 8th sternite are different in each one of the three species studied and can be used for specific identification.

  17. Nose Hill Artifacts

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    Hansen, Vivian

    2008-01-01

    A Blackfoot woman, caught in the act of adultery, was condemned at this site to have her nose cut off as a penalty for her actions. People do not know her story. The tribe cast it on the ground. And so She, Nose Hill, was named. John Laurie Boulevard holds her mound in a circlet of asphalt, defining the map of her "terra incognita." She…

  18. Prevention and Management of Infections Associated With Burns in the Combat Casualty

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    2008-03-01

    Prevention and Management of Infections Associated With Burns in the Combat Casualty Laurie C. D’Avignon, MD, Jeffrey R. Saffle, MD, Kevin K. Chung...MD, and Leopoldo C. Cancio, MD Burns complicate 5% to 10% of com- bat associated injuries with infections be- ing the leading cause of mortality...Given the long term complications and rehabili- tation needs after initial recovery from the acute burns , these patients are often cared for in dedicated

  19. General Procedure for Protective Cooling and Equipment Evaluations Relative to Heat and Cold Stress

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    2008-09-01

    Catherine O’Brien Bruce S. Cadarette Thomas L. Endrusick Laurie A. Blanchard Xiaoxiang Xu Larry G. Berglund Michael N. Sawka Reed W. Hoyt...International Organization for Standardization, ISO 11092:1993, 1993. 22. Kenefick, R. W., N. V. Mahood, M. P. Hazzard, T. J. Quinn , and J. W...1998. 31. O’Brien, C., A. J. Young, and M. N. Sawka. Hypohydration and thermoregulation in cold air. J Appl Physiol 84: 185-189, 1998. 32. Patton

  20. Activation of Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Bone Marrow

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    2013-12-01

    Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; 5Department of Periodontics andOralMedicine,University...Laurie K. McCauley, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI...McCauleya,d,1 aDepartment of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; bDepartment of Internal

  1. Balloon Dilation of Sinus Ostia in the Department of Defense: Diagnoses, Actual Indications, and Outcomes

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    2016-05-18

    Houston, TX, USA 2 University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine , Tampa, FL, USA Corresponding Author: Adrienne M. Laury MD Address: ATTN...evaluate the efficacy of this technology in treating these alternate indications. Introduction Over the past decade, balloon catheter dilation (BCD... history and all available symptoms were recorded. Facial pain/pressure and nasal congestion were the two most common symptoms, noted in 73. 7% and 71

  2. Interactive Computational Algorithms for Acoustic Simulation in Complex Environments

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-07-19

    an equivalent source formulation, ACM Transactions on Graphics, (04 2013): 0. doi: 10.1145/2451236.2451245 Ravish Mehra, Nikunj Raghuvanshi, Lauri...TVCG.2013.27 Zhimin Ren, Hengchin Yeh, Ming C. Lin. Example-guided physically based modal sound synthesis, ACM Transactions on Graphics, (01 2013): 0...transfer operators, ACM Transactions on Graphics, (01 2012): 0. doi: 10.1145/2077341.2077348 Min Tang, Dinesh Manocha, Sung-Eui Yoon, Peng Du, Jae-Pil

  3. A Caption-Based Natural-Language Interface Handling Descriptive Captions for a Multimedia Database System

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    1990-06-01

    thank Dr. Vincent Lum and Dr. Neil Rowe for all of their support and guidance throughout the development of this thesis. I also thank Dr. Bernhard ...Holtkamp and Gene Guglielm for being sounding boards when I needed them. Most importantly I thank my lovely wife, Laurie, and my two daughters Sarah and...been developed in a team approach here at the Naval Postgraduate School. The team consists of Dr. Neil Rowe, Dr. Vincent Lum, Dr. Bernhard Holtkamp

  4. Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Legislative Initiatives

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-08-01

    Travel to Cuba?” Washington Post, July 14, 2003. 4 Laurie Goering, “Cuba Readies for Fall of U.S. ban on Visits; Relaxed Embargo Would Jolt Tourism ... Tourism ,” Chicago Tribune, August 14, p. 4. changing travel policy toward Cuba argue that their proposals would still allow the President to prohibit such...Restrictions on Travel and Legislative Initiatives Updated August 1, 2003 Mark P. Sullivan Specialist in Latin American Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and

  5. Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Legislative Initiatives

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2003-05-22

    if travel restrictions were lifted.17 CRS-11 18 Laurie Goering, “Cuba Readies for Fall of U.S. Ban on Visits; Relaxed Embargo Would Jolt Tourism ...on Travel and Legislative Initiatives Updated May 22, 2003 Mark P. Sullivan Specialist in Latin American Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade...DATE 22 MAY 2003 2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2003 to 00-00-2003 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Cuba: U.S. Restrictions on Travel and

  6. Proceedings of the Annual DTIC (Defense Technical Information Center) Users Conference Held at Alexandria, Virginia on 24-26 October 1984

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1984-10-26

    Search Problems and Questions. James DePersis/Laurie Lubsen - DTIC (Repeat at lkk3) Cataloging Panel. Gretchen Schlag/ United Way Loretta ...conditions relating to barrel vibrations thought to affect accuracy. Before undertaking the expensive test program, the project manager ordered a...OF SBCURITI FIELDS Brenda Scruggs DTIC-T (Ms. Scruggs presented this material which was prepared by Ms. Loretta Brown, also of DTIC-TID, who could

  7. Supplement to Vietnam 1964-1973: An American Dilemma

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    2005-10-01

    Anderson. Lawrence: University Pr of Kansas, 1998. 121-138. (DS 557.8 .M92 F33 1998) Echardt, William G ., Ron Ridenhour, and Hugh C . Thompson Jr...North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Pub, 1998. (Ref UF 505 .V5 E45 1998) Gutzman, Philip C . Vietnam: A Visual Encyclopedia...London: PRC Pub, 2002. (Ref DS 557.7 .G88 2002) Hillstrom, Kevin and Laurie C . Hillstrom. The Vietnam Experience: A Concise Encyclopedia of American

  8. Speech Research. A Report on the Status and Progress of Studies on the Nature of Speech, Instrumentation for Its Investigation, and Practical Applications.

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    1980-01-01

    Bell3 Donald Hailey Steven Eady Fredericka Bell-Berti* Terry Halwes Jo Estill Catherine Best+ Sabina D. Koroluk Laurie Feldman Gloria J. Borden* Agnes M...tract (Fant, 1971; Stevens & House, 1955, 1961). For oral phonemes, ,.he vocal tract may simply be viewed as a tube consisting of the pharyngeal and...coupling of the nasal and oral cavities. In experiments with synthesized speech, House and Stevens (1956) varied the ratio of the driving point impedance of

  9. 78 FR 10631 - List of Allottees or Heirs Determined To Receive Monetary Compensation Under the White Earth...

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    2013-02-14

    ... Bellanger-Knorr, Laurie Kay......... None F5340800003 S3 Benford, Paulein None F534082135 B1D Brown, Gerda Herta None F534080320 A Bush, Jr., Charles Eugene/John...... None F534082074 A1A1C Spadino, Ernest Ryan... Swanson, Jr., Richard D None F534080834 A7A Thomas, John Charles None F534080517 B6C1A Thomas, John...

  10. Vantage Theory and Linguistic Relativity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allan, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Rob MacLaury's Vantage Theory, VT, models the way in which a cognizer constructs, recalls, uses, and modifies a category in terms of point of view or vantage. Alongside of VT, there is place for the kind of semantic specification found in the lexicon. VT2 [Allan, Keith, 2002. "Vantage theory, VT2, and number." "Language Sciences" 24(5-6), 679-703…

  11. Vantage Theory and Linguistic Relativity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allan, Keith

    2010-01-01

    Rob MacLaury's Vantage Theory, VT, models the way in which a cognizer constructs, recalls, uses, and modifies a category in terms of point of view or vantage. Alongside of VT, there is place for the kind of semantic specification found in the lexicon. VT2 [Allan, Keith, 2002. "Vantage theory, VT2, and number." "Language Sciences" 24(5-6), 679-703…

  12. NASA Future Forum

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    2011-08-11

    Dr. Laurie Leshin, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Exploration Systems Mission Directortorate, second from right, speaks as Dr. Waleed Abdalati, NASA Chief Scientist, right, Dr. Robert Braun, NASA Chief Technologist, and Leland Melvin, Assoicate Administrator for NASA Education, far left, at the NASA Future Forum held at the Riggs Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in College Park, Md. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

  13. NASA Future Forum

    NASA Image and Video Library

    2011-08-11

    Dr. Robert Braun, NASA Chief Technologist, second from left, makes a point, as panelists Leland Melvin, Assoicate Administrator for NASA Education, left, Dr. Laurie Leshin, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Exploration Systems Mission Directortorate, and Dr. Waleed Abdalati, NASA Chief Scientist, right, look on during a panel discussion at the NASA Future Forum held at the Riggs Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Maryland, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 in College Park, Md. Photo Credit: (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

  14. Interfacial Effects and Organization of Inorganic-Organic Composite Solids.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1998-05-20

    almost an amorphous calcium phosphate which transforms into a mixture of onented hydroxyapatite (HAP) and octacalcium phosphate (OCP). Subsequent growth...LIQUID- PRECURSOR PHASE IN CALCIUM CARBONATES: A NEW STRATEGY FOR BIOMIMETICS?, Laurie A. Gower, Univ of Massachusetts, .Polymer Science...Exquisite control over these organic precursors —in terms of their shape, size, uniformity, function, and chemical attributes — is based on the ability

  15. A Constructivist Approach to Distance Learning for Counterterrorist Intelligence Analysis

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-01-01

    A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO DISTANCE LEARNING FOR COUNTERTERRORIST INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS Tamitha Carpenter, Daniel Fu, Phillip Michalak, Laurie...Learning for Counterterrorist Intelligence Analysis 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e...Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO DISTANCE LEARNING FOR COUNTERTERRORIST INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS Tamitha

  16. The Extent of Restrictions on the Service of Active-Component Military Women

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-01-01

    appre- ciate their dedication to the effort. Beth Asch , associate director of the Forces and Resources Policy Institute in the RAND National Defense...assistance, Hosay Salam and Anny Wong assisted with content and formatting of some of the data tables, and James McGee helped prepare the berthing...limitations table in Appendix D. Perry Firoz, Laurie McDonald, Rodger Madison, Judith Mele, and Carra Sims assisted with data acquisition and formatting

  17. Does Aid to Families with Dependent Children Displace Familial Assistance?

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1996-07-01

    analyzed alternative to altruism (Kotlikoff and Spivak , 1981; Cox, 1987; Bernheim et al, 1985; Cox and Rank, 1992; Cox and Jakubson, 1994). The basic...Marital Search," American Economic Review 69(3): 369-379. Kotlikoff, Laurence J., and Avia Spivak (1981). "The Family as an Incomplete Annuities...Simultaneous- Equation Model with Limited Dependent Variables," Econometrica 19(3):695-709. O’Neil, June A., Laurie J. Bassi and Michael T. Hannan

  18. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy of 2-Phenylethanol: Probing of Conformational Changes Caused by Ionization

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Georgiev, S.; Karaminkov, R.; Chervenkov, S.; Delchev, V.; Neusser, H. J.

    2009-10-01

    The vibrational structure of the ionic ground state of different conformers of the biologically relevant molecule 2-phenylethanol has been investigated by combination of two-photon two-color mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy (MATI) and quantum chemical calculations at M05, MP2, and coupled cluster (CC) levels of theory with extended basis sets. MATI spectra recorded via gauche vibronic bands are with poor structure and increasing background, whereas the ones measured via vibronic bands of the anti conformers feature well-resolved vibronic structure in the cation. Ab initio computations predict three stable conformers for the 2-phenylethanol cation out of five initial neutral structures. None of the theoretical structures in the cation features a nonclassical OH···π hydrogen bond in conjunction with the analysis of the MATI spectra. This provides clear evidence that the OH···π hydrogen bond stabilizing the lowest-energy gauche conformer in the neutral breaks upon ionization.

  19. A theoretical analysis on the vibronic spectra with mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chao, Sheng D.; Peng, Hsin Y.

    2008-01-01

    We have theoretically studied the absorption vibronic spectra with the resonance two-photon (R2P) and non-resonance two-photon (NR2P) mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The theory uses the inverse Born-Oppenheimer approximation (IBOA) to establish a proper basis set. To analyze the MATI vibronic spectra, we have calculated the Franck-Condon factors involved in the vibronic transitions. Several experimental spectra are analyzed using this theory with emphasis on the importance of the resonance intermediate states. The long vibrational progression in a MATI spectrum can be partly attributed to the result of including the anharmonic correction in the calculated Franck-Condon factors. The experimentally observed isotope effect is also analyzed.

  20. Dynamique de l'atmosphère solaire.

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mein, P.

    Contents: (1) Introduction. (2) Conditions physiques dans l'atmosphère solaire. (3) Diagnostic des vitesses de matière. (4) Mouvements hydrodynamiques: rotation et convection, ondes: (4.1) Rotation différentielle. (4.2) Circulation méridienne. (4.3) Supergranulation, Mésogranulation, Granulation. (4.4) Ondes en l'absence de champ magnétique. (5) Mouvements et champ magnétique: (5.1) Dynamique des tubes de flux photosphériques. (5.2) Dynamique des taches. (5.3) Protubérances et filaments. (5.4) Ejections de matière.

  1. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of indazole cation

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    Su, Huawei; Pradhan, Manik; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2005-08-01

    We have recorded the two-color resonant two-photon mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of indazole via four intermediate states. The adiabatic ionization energy of this molecule is determined to be 67 534 ± 5 cm -1. The observed MATI bands include in-plane ring bending as well as out-of-plane ring twisting and bending vibrations of the indazole cation. Comparing the present data with those of indole and 7-azaindole leads to a better understanding about the influence of the nitrogen atom in the aza-aromatic bicyclic system.

  2. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of p-cyanophenol cation and the CN substitution effect

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    Li, Changyong; Pradhan, Manik; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2005-08-01

    The adiabatic ionization energy of p-cyanophenol has been determined to be 72 698 ± 5 cm -1 (9.0134 ± 0.0006 eV) on the basis of mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrscopy. Analysis of the newly obtained MATI spectra gives the respective frequencies of 399, 517 and 820 cm -1 for the ring deformation 6a, C-CN bending, and breathing vibrations of the p-cyanophenol cation. Comparing these experimental data with those of phenol leads to a better understanding about the influence of the CN substituent on the ionization energy and molecular vibration.

  3. Application of the Semantics Enrichment Concept in the Information Fusion for Command Support

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-12-01

    pour le commandement - La réponse MATIS - in Revue scientifique et technique de la Défense - n°25. Juin 1994. Renouard F., Rossazza J.P. - Fasade : un...that A’(β) ⊂ A (β). In the observation space of a perceptual system will only be re -found the fragments of OB noted : O(β), for reasons mentioned...applied in a research project : MATIS . ∆ Φ Ω α 0.1 0.2 0 M(RAxB) x M(RBxC) = β 0.2 0 0 γ 0.1 0.2 0.3 Application of the

  4. Active vibrations of 1-cyanonaphthalene cation studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shivatare, Vidya; Tzeng, Sheng Yuan; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2013-02-01

    We apply the two-color resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopic technique to record the cation spectra of 1-cyanonaphthalene via four intermediate vibronic levels. The adiabatic ionization energy is determined to be 69 466 ± 5 cm-1. The distinct bands at 416, 472, 516, 669, and 852 cm-1 result from in-plane ring deformation vibrations of the cation. Analysis of these MATI spectra suggests that the molecular geometry and vibrational coordinates of the observed vibrations of the cation in the ground D0 state resemble those of the neutral in the electronically excited S1 state.

  5. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2008-04-01

    Jets stellaires; Structure géante et matière noire; Un mini-système solaire; Arcs gravitationnels et images multiples; Choc frontal dans notre Galaxie; Avalanches martiennes; Du sable autour de KH 15D; Le cratère de Carancas; Smart-1;

  6. L'astronomie dans le monde

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Manfroid, J.

    2015-01-01

    Alignements de quasars - La galaxie ESO 137-001 - Les mers de sable de Titan - Planck : matière noire et neutrinos fossiles - Quatre images d’une supernova - Les étoiles manquantes - NGC3226 - Vesta - Où est Philae ? - L’eau de 67P - Une spirale particulière - Météorite martienne

  7. Update on Groupthink.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Posner-Weber, Cheryl

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the definition and origin of the term "groupthink." Examines three studies on groupthink by John Courtright (1978), Matie Flowers (1977), and Philip Tetlock (1979). Concludes none of the three is superior to another but that it can be learned from all three that group decision making is fraught with danger. (ABL)

  8. Dysfunctional HDL containing L159R apoA-I leads to exacerbation of atherosclerosis in hyperlipidemic mice

    USDA-ARS?s Scientific Manuscript database

    In this study, the effect of the mutation L159R apoA-I or apoA-IL159R (FIN) was assessed. apoA-IL159R (FIN) is associated with a dominant negative phenotype, displaying hypoalphaproteinemia and an increased risk for atherosclerosis in humans. Transgenic mice lines were created through strategic mati...

  9. L'astronomie dans le monde

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Manfroid, J.

    2002-12-01

    XMM à la recherche de la matière exotique; Ancienne étoile; Le Trou noir volant; Magnétar; Stardust et Annefrank; Le centre de la galaxie; Deux trous noirs dans la même galaxie; Eruption géante sur Io; Le Soleil;

  10. Update on Groupthink.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Posner-Weber, Cheryl

    1987-01-01

    Discusses the definition and origin of the term "groupthink." Examines three studies on groupthink by John Courtright (1978), Matie Flowers (1977), and Philip Tetlock (1979). Concludes none of the three is superior to another but that it can be learned from all three that group decision making is fraught with danger. (ABL)

  11. The Development of a Psychometrically-Sound Instrument to Measure Teachers' Multidimensional Attitudes toward Inclusive Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mahat, Marian

    2008-01-01

    The "Multidimensional Attitudes toward Inclusive Education Scale" (MATIES) was developed to effectively measure affective, cognitive and behavioural aspects of attitudes, within the realm of inclusive education that includes physical, social and curricular inclusion. Models within Item Response Theory and Classical Test Theory were used…

  12. Zero kinetic energy spectroscopy: mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectra of chromium sandwich complexes with alkylbenzenes, (η(6)-RPh)(2)Cr (R = Me, Et, i-Pr, t-Bu).

    PubMed

    Ketkov, Sergey Y; Selzle, Heinrich L; Cloke, F Geoffrey N; Markin, Gennady V; Shevelev, Yury A; Domrachev, Georgy A; Schlag, Edward W

    2010-10-28

    For over 25 years zero kinetic energy (ZEKE) spectroscopy has yielded a rich foundation of high-resolution results of molecular ions. This was based on the discovery in the late 60's of long-lived ion states throughout the ionization continuum of molecular ions. Here, an example is chosen from another fundamental system pioneered at this university. The mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of jet-cooled chromium bisarene complexes (η(6)-RPh)(2)Cr (R = Me (1), Et (2), i-Pr (3), and t-Bu (4)) have been measured and interpreted on the basis of DFT calculations. The MATI spectra of complexes 1 and 2 appear to reveal features arising from ionizations of the isomers formed by the rotation of one arene ring relative to the other. The 1 and 2 MATI spectra show two intense peaks corresponding to the 0(0)(0) ionizations with inverse intensity ratios. As indicated by the DFT calculations, the intensity ratio change on going from 1 to 2 results from different isomers contributing to each MATI peak. The ionization energies corresponding to the 0(0)(0) peaks are 42746 ± 5 and 42809 ± 5 cm(-1) for compound 1 and 42379 ± 5 and 42463 ± 5 cm(-1) for complex 2. The 1 and 2 spectra show also the weaker features representing transitions to the vibrationally excited cationic levels, the signals of individual rotamers being detected and assigned on the basis of calculated vibrational frequencies. The MATI spectra of compounds 3 and 4 reveal only one strong peak because of close ionization potentials of the isomers contributing to the MATI signal. The 3 and 4 ionization energies are 42104 ± 5 and 41917 ± 5 cm(-1), respectively. The precise values of ionization energies obtained from the MATI spectra reveal a nonlinear dependence of the IE on the number of Me groups in the alkyl substituents of (η(6)-RPh)(2)Cr. This can be explained by an increase in the molecular zero point energies on methylation of the substituents.

  13. Enhanced Patient Expectation and Antiemetic Drug Efficacy

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1999-07-01

    REPORT DATE: July 1999 TYPE OF REPORT: Annual PREPARED FOR: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012...Washington, DC 20503. 1. AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blankl 2. REPORT DATE 3. REPOR TYPE AND DATES COVERED I July 1999 Annual (1 Jul 98 - 30 Jun 99) 4. TITLE...Laurie, N. Klatt , J.Psychosoc.Oncol. 9, 117 (1991). 21. M.A. Andrykowski, M.E. Gregg, Psychosom.Med. 54, 48 (1992). 22. V. Rhodes, P.M. Watson, R.W

  14. Talking about Life

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    Impey, Chris

    2010-08-01

    Preface; Part I. Introduction Timothy Ferris, Iris Fry, Steven Dick, Ann Druyan, Pinky Nelson, Neil Tyson, Steve Benner and William Bains; Part II. Earth Roger Buick, Lynn Rothschild, John Baross, Joe Kirschvink, Andrew Knoll, Simon Conway Morris, Roger Hanlon and Lori Marino; Part III. Solar System Chris McKay, David Grinspoon, Jonathan Lunine, Carolyn Porco, Laurie Leshin, Guy Consolmagno and Peter Smith; Part IV. Exoplanets Alan Boss, Geoff Marcy, Debra Fischer, Sara Seager, David Charbonneau and Vikki Meadows; Part V. Frontiers Jill Tarter, Seth Shostak, Ray Kurzweil, Nick Bostrom, Paul Davies, Martin Rees, Ben Bova and Jennifer Michael Hecht; Reading list; Glossary; Index.

  15. Career and family: Making it work

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    Sancetta, Connie

    About 150 people at the 1984 AGU Fall Meeting attended an evening panel session on combining professional and family lives. Panelists were Tanya Atwater (University of California, Santa Barbara), Laurie Brown (University of Massachusetts), Silvia Garzoli (Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory), and Jimmy Diehl and Suzanne Beske-Diehl (Michigan Technological University). The session was sponsored by the AGU Education and Human Resources Committee. The panelists had been asked to describe their own lives and decisions and to pass on advice or experience that they had gained.

  16. Computer Modeling of Soot Formation Comparing Free Radical and Ionic Mechanisms

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-03-01

    and Sinke, G.C., The Chemical Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds (Wiley, New York, 1969). 17. Bockhorn, H., Fettig, F., and Wenz, H.W...Jr., E.F., and Sinke, G.C., The Chemical Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds (Wiley, NY, 1969). 24. Stigliani, W.M., Laurie, V.W., and Li, J.C., J...Data 8, 527 (1979). 29. Rock, P.A., Chemical Thermodynamics (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1983), Ch. 14. 30. Levine, I.N., Physical

  17. Novel Therapeutic Target for the Treatment of Lupus

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-08-01

    RhoB, animal model, antibody secretion, antibody therapy, Systemic lupus erythematosus , autoantibodies. 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17...6 References………………………………………………………………………………..6 Appendices………………………………………………………………………………..N/A 4 INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus ...Treatment of Lupus PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Lisa Laury-Kleintop, Ph.D. Laura Mandik-Nayak, Ph.D

  18. Operation Everest II: Alveolar and Arterial Blood Gases at Extreme Altitude,

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    1986-07-01

    r DA-73 401 OPERATION EVEREST 11: ALVEOLAR AND ARTERIAL BLOOD GASES1/ AT EXTRENE RLTITUDE(U) ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONNENTAL NEDICINE NATICK NA M ...D.O., Ph.D. John T. Reeves, M.D., Allen Cymerman, Ph.D., John R. Sutton, M.D., Bertron M . Groves, M.D., Peter D. Wagner, M.D., Howard Donner, M.D...Laurie Trad, B.S., Vincent Forte, M.A.T., Patricia M . Young, Ph.D., Charles S. Houston, M.D. Altitude Research Division, United States Army Research

  19. NASA Future Forum

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    2012-02-21

    Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, moderates the NASA Future Forum panel titled "Importance of Technology, Science and Innovation for our Economic Future" at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The NASA Future Forum features panel discussions on the importance of education to our nation's future in space, the benefit of commercialized space technology to our economy and lives here on Earth, and the shifting roles for the public, commercial and international communities in space. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  20. Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Validation for Civilian Occupations Using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) Data

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    1990-07-01

    LONGITUDINAL SURVEY OF YOUTH (NLSY) DATA DTIC ELECTE H bAUG 16 0 oUnG CaH ~~~~ •u;•U °"’ca•Lauri Steel U American Institutes for Research M P.O. Box 1113 A...AFHRL staff: Dr. Thomas W. Watson for his valuable support and advice in his role as the Laboratory Contract Monitor for the project; Drs. William E...14 subtest scores (rather than composites) were related to gender and, within gender , whether they were related to occupation. Four vectors were

  1. Methodological pluralism and narrative inquiry

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    Michie, Michael

    2013-09-01

    This paper considers how the integral theory model of Nancy Davis and Laurie Callihan might be enacted using a different qualitative methodology, in this case the narrative methodology. The focus of narrative research is shown to be on `what meaning is being made' rather than `what is happening here' (quadrant 2 rather than quadrant 1). It is suggested that in using the integral theory model, a qualitative research project focuses primarily on one quadrant and is enhanced by approaches suggested in the other quadrants.

  2. A second species of Euscorpiops Vachon from caves in Vietnam (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae, Scorpiopinae). Cave Euscorpiops scorpion from Vietnam.

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    Lourenço, Wilson R; Pham, Dinh-Sac

    2014-09-01

    Euscorpiops dakrong sp. n., belonging to the family Euscorpiidae Laurie, is described on the basis of one male and one female collected in the Dakrong Nature Reserve cave system, Dakrong District, Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. The new species presents most features exhibited by scorpions of the genus Euscorpiops, but it is characterized by a slender body and elongated pedipalps. This new scorpion taxon represents the second species of Scorpiopinae discovered in a cave system and may be yet another endemic element in the fauna of Vietnam. Some taxonomic propositions on the generic position of Scorpiops oligotrichus Fage, 1933 are also suggested.

  3. Observation of Two La(C_3H_2) Isomers Formed by Dehydrogenation of Propyneobservation of Two La(C_3H_2) Isomers Formed by Dehydrogenation of Propyne

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    Hewage, Dilrukshi; Roudjane, Mourad; Yang, Dong-Sheng; Hewage, Dilrukshi; Roudjane, Mourad; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2011-06-01

    C-H bond activation of small hydrocarbons is of importance in chemistry and industrial applications. La(C_3H_2) was formed by the reaction of laser-ablated La atoms and propyne (C_3H_4) in supersonic molecular beams. Two isomers of La(C_3H_2) were detected for the first time by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. From the MATI spectra, the two isomers exhibit origin bands at 42953(5) and 43609(5) Cm-1 and vibrational intervals of 425 and 535 Cm-1, respectively. They were identified as La(CCCH_2) formed from 1,3-dehydrogantion and La(HCCCH) formed by 3,3-dehydrogenation and were confirmed by measurements with deuterium substituted propyne (C_3D_4) as the precursor. The 1,3-dehydrogenated complex shows a higher ionization energy and larger metal-ligand stretching frequencies than the 3,3-dehydrogenated species. Based on DFT/B3LYP calculations, the electronic transitions responsible for the observed MATI spectrum of La(HCCCH)isomer is ^1A ← ^2A,and that of La(CCCH_2)isomer is ^1A' ← ^2A'. C-H bond activation of small hydrocarbons is of importance in chemistry and industrial applications. La(C_3H_2) was formed by the reaction of laser-ablated La atoms and propyne (C_3H_4) in supersonic molecular beams. Two isomers of La(C_3H_2) were detected for the first time by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. From the MATI spectra, the two isomers exhibit origin bands at 42959(5) and 43614(5) Cm-1 and vibrational intervals of 468/540 and 407/448 Cm-1, respectively. They were identified as La(CCCH_2) formed from 1,3-dehydrogantion and La(HCCCH) formed by 3,3-dehydrogenation and were confirmed by measurements with deuterium substituted propyne (C_3D_4) as the precursor. The 1,3-dehydrogenated complex shows a higher ionization energy and larger metal-ligand stretching frequencies than the 3,3-dehydrogenated species. The electronic transitions responsible for the observed MATI spectra of both isomers are ^1A ← ^2A and will be discussed

  4. Fire Protection of Weapon Storage and Water Mist Redundancy Philosophies

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    2012-11-01

    dans un espace moins bien aéré avec deux (2) fois moins d’eau. De plus, si le système est alimenté en eau à une pression moindre, par exemple la...deuxième objectif des mises à l’essai était d’étudier la pertinence des exigences en matière d’alimentation en eau pour protection incendie des...résistante ont été analysées. Le deuxième objectif des mises à l’essai était d’étudier la pertinence des exigences en matière d’alimentation en eau pour

  5. Photoelectron spectroscopy of molecular clusters

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    Zhang, Xu; Pitts, Jonathan; Zheng, Chaowen; Knee, Joseph L.

    1995-09-01

    High resolution photoelectron spectroscopy is applied to the study of molecular clusters. The primary species studied are fluorene-Arn complexes. Spectroscopy of the neutral S1 state has been performed on clusters as large as n equals 30. In order to study the photoelectron spectra of the clusters size selectively mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) is used which is a mass resolved version of the ZEKE technique. MATI spectroscopy has been applied to clusters up to n equals 5. The spectral shifts in the S1 origin and ion threshold are used as a measure of the relative stability of the different clusters. Using previous experimental and theoretical work on related clusters the structures of the clusters are inferred from the observed spectral shifts. In some cases multiple conformations of a particular cluster size are identified.

  6. Determination of precise pyrimidine cationic structure by vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy.

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    Kim, Jae Han; Lee, Ji Hye; Hwang, Hyonseok; Kim, Hong Lae; Kwon, Chan Ho

    2014-01-28

    The vibrational spectrum of a pyrimidine cation in the ground electronic state was obtained using vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization (VUV-MATI) spectroscopy. Accurate ionization energy of pyrimidine was determined from the 0-0 band position in the VUV-MATI spectrum and was measured by varying the PFI field to the zero field limit, which is 75,258 ± 7 cm(-1) (9.3308 eV). The spectrum displayed a large number of vibrational peaks, which could be nearly completely assigned through Franck-Condon analysis performed with variations of geometrical parameters at the B3LYP/cc-pVTZ level. Based on the excellent agreement between experimental and calculated results, the definite geometry of the pyrimidine cation in the ground electronic state was determined to be a planar structure with C2v symmetry with a decreased N-N distance in the ring.

  7. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of 7-azaindole cation

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    Lee Lin, Jung; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2003-10-01

    The vibrationally resolved mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of jet-cooled 7-azaindole have been recorded by ionizing via four different intermediate levels. The adiabatic ionization energy of this molecule is determined to be 65 462±5 cm -1, which is greater than that of indole by 2871 cm -1. The vibrational spectra of 7-azaindole in the S 1 and D 0 states have been successfully assigned by comparing the measured frequencies with those of indole as well as the predicted values from the ab initio calculations. Detailed analysis on the MATI spectra shows that the structure of the cation is somewhat different from that of this species in the neutral S 1 state.

  8. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization of LaO2

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    Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Krasnokutski, Sergiy; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2010-06-01

    Lanthanum oxide, LaO2, is produced in a pulsed laser-vaporization metal-cluster source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. From the MATI spectrum, the adiabatic ionization energy of LaO2 is determined to be 40134 (5) Cm-1 or 4.976 (6) eV, and La+-O stretching and O-La+-O bending frequencies are measured as 656 and 120 Cm-1. The measured ionization energy is about 3.0 eV lower than the value predicted by recent high-level ab initio calculations. In this talk, we will discuss the discrepancy between the experiment and theory and the electronic transition observed in our experiment. T. K. Todorova, I. Infante, L. Gagliardi, and J. M. Dyke, J. Phys. Chem. A 112, 7825 (2008).

  9. Observation of mass analyzed threshold ionization using synchrotron radiation on a new-style time of flight mass spectrometer

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    Zhang, Song; Wang, Yanmei; Cao, Zhenzhou; Zhang, Bing; Wang, Sisheng; Kong, Ruihong; Zhao, Yujie; Shan, Xiaobing; Sheng, Liusi

    2007-04-01

    We have developed an efficient and applicable apparatus that combines mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) with continuous molecular-beam mass spectrometry using tunable vacuum ultraviolet synchrotron radiation at National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory. The new design, in which the spoiling field and the pulsed ionization field are perpendicular to each other, can obtain efficiently the ionic spectra of molecule. The MATI spectra of Ar and N2 have been recorded in the energy region between 15.5 and 17.5eV to illustrate the feasibility of this scheme. With its unique features, the important experiment considerations are potentially a powerful tool for study of information of ionization energies and ionic states of complex organic compounds.

  10. One-color two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of ethyl bromide through a dissociative intermediate state

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    Tang, Bifeng; Zhang, Song; Wang, Yanmei; Tang, Ying; Zhang, Bing

    2005-10-01

    Mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of ethyl bromide were obtained using one-color two-photon ionization through a dissociative intermediate state. Accurate values for the adiabatic ionization energy have been obtained, 83099±5 and 85454±5cm-1 for the X˜1E2 and X˜2E2 states of the ethyl bromide cation, respectively, giving a splitting of 2355±10cm-1. Compared with conventional photoelectron data, the two-photon MATI spectrum exhibited a more extensive vibrational structure with a higher resolution, mainly containing the modes involving the dissociation coordinate. The observed modes were analyzed and discussed in terms of wave packet evolving on the potential-energy surface of the dissociative state.

  11. Mass-analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy of Rotamers of p-ethoxyphenol Cations and Configuration Effect

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    Zheng, Qiu-sha; Fang, Teng I.; Zhang, Bing; Bih Tzeng, Wen

    2009-12-01

    Two-color resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy was used to record the vibrationally resolved cation spectra of the selected rotamers of p-ethoxyphenol. The adiabatic ionization energies of the trans and cis rotamers are determined to be 61565 ± 5 and 61670 ± 5 cm-1, which are less than that of p-methoxyphenol by 645 and 643 cm-1, respectively. Analysis on the MATI spectra of the selected rotamers of p-ethoxyphenol cation shows that the relative orientation of the ethoxy group has little effect on the in-plane ring vibrations. The low-frequency OC2H5 bending vibrations appear to be active for both forms of the cation.

  12. Photodissociation yield spectroscopy of vinyl bromide cation generated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization: Vibrational spectroscopy and decay dynamics in the B ˜ state

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2007-04-01

    A new technique [mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI)-photodissociation yield spectroscopy] to probe bound excited states of a cation was developed, which measures photodissociation yield of the cation generated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization. A vibrational spectrum of vinyl bromide cation in the B ˜ state was obtained using this technique. Optical resolution in the low vibrational energy range of the spectrum was far better than in conventional MATI spectra. The origin of the B ˜ state was found at 2.2578±0.0003eV above the first ionization onset. Almost complete vibrational assignment was possible for peaks appearing in the spectrum. Analysis of time-of-flight profiles of C2H3+ product ion obtained with different laser polarization angles suggested that photoexcited vinyl bromide cation remained in the B ˜ state for several hundred picoseconds prior to internal conversion to the ground state and dissociation therein.

  13. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of 1-bromopropane through dissociative intermediate states

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    Zhang, Song; Wang, Yanmei; Tang, Bifeng; Zheng, Qiusha; Zhang, Bing

    2006-02-01

    One-color two-photon ionization of 1-bromopropane, resulting in the 1-C 3H 7Br + ions in the X2E and X2E electronic states, is investigated using mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The adiabatic ionization energies of two spin states are found to be 82 257 ± 5 and 84 823 ± 5 cm -1, respectively. The two-photon MATI spectrum exhibits an extensive vibrational structure. The active modes, including the C-Br stretching, the CH 2-Br wagging, the CH 2 and the CH 3 rocking modes, are observed and reliable values for these vibrational frequencies are obtained. We have also performed ab initio and density functional calculations, which provide interpretation for our experimental finding.

  14. Ionization energy and active cation vibrations of trans-2-fluorostyrene

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    Wu, Pei Ying; Tzeng, Sheng Yuan; Hsu, Ya Chu; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2017-02-01

    We applied the two-color resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) technique to record the cation spectra of trans-2-fluorostyrene by ionizing via six intermediate vibronic levels. The adiabatic ionization energy was determined to be 69 304 ± 5 cm-1. The distinct MATI bands at 67, 124, 242, 355, 737, 806, 833, and 993 cm-1 were assigned to the active cation vibrations related to out-of-plane substituent-sensitive bending vibrations and in-plane ring deformation and bending motions. Many combination vibrations were also observed. Our experimental results suggest that the molecular geometry and vibrational coordinates of the trans-2-fluorostyrene cation in the D0 state resemble those of the neutral species in the S1 state.

  15. The effect of conformation on the ionization energetics of n-butylbenzene. I. A threshold ionization study

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    Tong, Xin; Ford, Mark S.; Dessent, Caroline E. H.; Müller-Dethlefs, Klaus

    2003-12-01

    Conformational isomers of the aromatic hydrocarbon n-butylbenzene have been studied using two-color REMPI (resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization) and MATI (mass analyzed threshold ionization) spectroscopy to explore the effect of conformation on ionization dynamics. Gauche- and anti-cationic conformers were selectively produced by two-color excitation via the respective S1 origins. Adiabatic ionization potentials of the gauche- and anti-conformations were determined to be 70 148 and 69 955±5 cm-1, respectively. Analysis of the REMPI and MATI spectra allowed the determination of the S0 (38 cm-1), S1 (100 cm-1), and D0 (-155 cm-1) gauche- and anti-conformer energy differences. Spectral features and vibrational modes are interpreted with the aid of MP2/cc-pVDZ ab initio calculations, and ionization-induced changes in the molecular conformations discussed.

  16. Directory of Aircraft Survivability Specialists and Their Affiliations

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    1980-12-01

    39 Army Mobility Equipment R & D Command ............................. 40 Army Research & Technology Laboratory NASA Ames Research...Dr. George R. AV 955-3349 Composites, plastics, DRXMR-R (617) 923-3349 adhesive elastomeric mati ARMY MOBILITY EOUIPMENT R and D Command Ft. Belvoir...System, DRDME-RT Dept 662 Army Mobility Equipment Grumman Aerospace Corporation R and D Command South Oyster Bay Road Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060 Bethpage

  17. Exploring the Structure of Nitrogen-Rich Ionic Liquids and Their Binding to the Surface of Oxide-Free Boron Nanoparticles

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    2013-01-29

    liquid (IL) capping layer. I. INTRODUCTION Hydrazine and its derivatives are widely employed as propellants in rocket engines for spacecraft station...keeping, orbit maneuvering, and orientation control applications. A typical bipropellant rocket engine might use a hydrazine compound as fuel and nitrogen...from C.R. Supply Co. (West Hills, CA) was used as starting material in the milling process. The [MAT][DCA] and [MAT]I ILs used were synthesized at the

  18. Microscale Enhancement of Heat and Mass Transfer for Hydrogen Energy Storage

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    Drost, Kevin; Jovanovic, Goran; Paul, Brian

    2015-09-30

    The document summarized the technical progress associated with OSU’s involvement in the Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence. OSU focused on the development of microscale enhancement technologies for improving heat and mass transfer in automotive hydrogen storage systems. OSU’s key contributions included the development of an extremely compact microchannel combustion system for discharging hydrogen storage systems and a thermal management system for adsorption based hydrogen storage using microchannel cooling (the Modular Adsorption Tank Insert or MATI).

  19. Biocompatible, Biodegradable Polymers for Use in Bone Repair,

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    1987-01-01

    acid (PLA) (also referred to as poly( lactide )) is soluble in common organic solvents because steric hindrance does not allow the chains to pack as...experiment, Hollinger added a protein- acidic phospholipid (diphosphoinositie-ivsozyme) to 50:50 polv (D,L- lactide co-glycolide). 9 5 rhis composite was...chemical degradation.9 The biodegradable polyesters have a 25 year history of Hollinger Ibav Mark page b satetv as sutuit mat.i ial. PolvgIvcoiic acid

  20. Building GIS on Top of the Open DBMS ’Postgres’ (Het Bouwen van een GIS op Basis van het Open DBMS ’Postgres’)

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    1991-08-01

    solution based on the extendable database management system Postgres, in which thematic and spatial data are stored together. The contents of this report...EXTENDABLE DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM "POSTGRES. IN WHICH THEMATIC AND SPATIAL DATA ARE STORED TOGETHER. THE CONTENTS OF THIS REPORT WAS PRESENTED AT THE...hebben en duale architectwr: de themnatisdie informatie is opgeslagen in een relationeel database management systeem en de ruimtekike infor- matie is

  1. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2006-03-01

    Des Troyens de glace; Plus grande que Pluton; Deux méga-systèmes solaires; C'est parti; Un accélérateur de particules au centre de notre Galaxie; Surprenant champ magnétique d'une naine rouge; Fuyards; Décimation de l'amas globulaire M12; Silicates et galaxies lointaines; Matière noire; GRB060218; L'autre plan d'Andromède

  2. Laser Production of Soft X-Rays by Multiquantum Processes and the Excitation of Atomic Inner-Shell States

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1989-07-06

    34Interaction des Electrons avec un Champ Intense de Rayonnement Optique ," In Polarisation, Mati~re et Rayonnement, 6dit4 par La Societe Franpaise de Physique...reflecting microscope objective (Ealing 25-0506) onto either a CCD camera or a linear photodiode array (Reticon 512G), the latter having a 25 Pm square...pixel size. The beam profile at the image plane of the microscope objective is shown in Fig. (2). An understanding of two important instrumental

  3. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2005-03-01

    Trou noir glouton, Matière noire, Integral et le centre de notre Galaxie, Essaim de trous noirs, Carrousel autour de trous noirs, Érosion de trous noirs, Un quasar dans NGC 7319?, Distance de T Tauri, Chai non manquant, Des planètes autour d'une naine brune?, Titan, Une quatrième planète pour le pulsar PSR B1257+12, Smart 1, Aurores de Saturne

  4. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2002-06-01

    Loi tchèque sur la pollution lumineuse; XTE J0929-314; Futurs amas de galaxies; Palomar 5; La météo des naines brunes; Trous noirs et galaxies elliptiques; Europe; 2MASS; Mars; Io; Matière sombre; Un objet très froid; Les oscillations stellaires; Un système lanétaire en formation; Binaire serrée; Satellites de Jupiter; Mars sous la loupe; Le Hubble nouveau

  5. A Triservice Comparison of Dental Scaling Devices: Sonic and Ultrasonic

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    1989-05-01

    USAFSAM-TR-89-4 AD- A2 10 413 A TRISERVICE COMPARISON OF DENTAL SCALING DEVICES: SONIC AND ULTRASONIC Joe B. Drane III, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, DC...TX 78235-5301 \\ NOTICES This final report was submitted by personnel of the Dental Investigation Service, Clinical Sciences Division, USAF School cf...Classification) A Triservice Compariscn of Dental Scaling Devices: Sonic and Ultrasonic 12. PERSONAL AUTHOR(S) Drane, Joe B. III; Matis, Bruce A.; Sexson

  6. Hypersonic-Flow Governing Equations with Electromagnetic Files

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-09-01

    Amsterdam, 1950. [5] P. Mazur, I. Prigogine, Contribution à la thermodynamique de la matière dans un champ électromagnétique, Memoires de l’Academie...Ferrohydrodynamics, Dover Publications, New York NY, 1997, first published in 1985 by Cambridge University Press. [39] L. Napolitano, Thermodynamique ...Sons, New York NY, 1985. [69] I. Prigogine, Introduction à la Thermodynamique des Processus Irréversibles, Éditions Jacques Gabay, Paris, 1996. [70

  7. Assessment of Copper Pollution in Overbank Sediments by In-situ Measurements Using a Field Portable EDXRF Instrument

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    Civici, Nikolla; Tashko, Artan

    2007-04-01

    The application of a field portable EDXRF instrument for the assessment of Mati River overbank sediments pollution is presented. The portable EDXRF spectrometer is based on a Peltier-cooled Si-PIN X-ray detector and a 740 MBq Cd-109 disc radioactive source. The comparison of the laboratory results with the average results of replicate in-situ measurements showed a rather good agreement. This allowed us to assess the pollution level and localize the contaminated `hot spots'.

  8. 3-D Soviet Style: A Presentation on Lessons Learned from the Soviet Experience in Afghanistan

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    2007-10-01

    veut une analyse des efforts soviétiques en matière de défense, de développement et de diplomatie au cours du conflit russo-afghan (1979 à 1989). Les...publiée en russe et en anglais . Les données statistiques sur le conflit ont également été prises en compte. Les auteurs, MM. Anton Minkov et

  9. All Hazards Risk Assessment Transition Project: Report on Capability Assessment Management System (CAMS) Automation

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-04-01

    utilisés pour rassembler les exigences nécessaires à la mise au point du système de gestion de l’évaluation des capacités (Capability Assessment...comparaison et l’analyse des écarts et des exigences en matière de capacité à l’échelle du spectre de la gestion des urgences. 1 2 Table of...30 7.1.1.4 User Access Controls

  10. Neutral and cation spectroscopy of fluorene-Arn clusters

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    Zhang, Xu; Pitts, Jonathan D.; Nadarajah, Ravindrakumar; Knee, J. L.

    1997-11-01

    Fluorene-Arn complexes formed in a pulsed supersonic jet have been studied in their S1 state using two color REMPI spectroscopy with mass resolved detection. The appearance and shifts of the S1 origins relative to the fluorene monomer are measured for cluster sizes up to n = 30. The shifts and appearance of these bands are used to identify multiple conformations at low n and have indicated a shift from two sided clustering by Ar at low n to primarily one sided clustering at large n. The ionic ground state of the smaller clusters (n⩽6) are studied using mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The change of the ionization potentials as a function of cluster size has been determined. In the case of the fluorene-Ar4 cluster, the MATI spectrum of two separate cluster conformations was measured, revealing significantly different ionization potentials. Vibrational dynamics has been studied in several smaller clusters (n⩽3) by measuring MATI and ZEKE spectra when pumping vibronic transitions in the fluorene chromophore. Significantly enhanced coupling of the chromophore to van der Waals modes is observed in going from n = 1 to n = 3.

  11. Rotational state selection of a CH3I+ ion beam using vacuum ultraviolet-mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy: Characterization using photodissociation spectroscopy

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    Bae, Yong Jin; Kim, Myung Soo

    2008-03-01

    The ÃA12←X˜E3/22 transition of CH3I + was investigated by photodissociation (PD) of the cation generated by one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI). Compared to the PD spectrum obtained by excitation of the cation in the main 0-0 band in the MATI spectrum, those obtained by excitation of the cations in the satellite structures showed substantially simplified rotational structures for nondegenerate vibronic bands. Spectral simplification occurred because each satellite consisted mostly of cations with one K quantum number. Spectroscopic constants in the ground vibronic state and in the 2135, 2138, 39, and 313 nondegenerate vibrational states in ÃA12 were determined via spectral fitting. Also, those in the 213n61 (n=1?) degenerate state, which had been reported previously, was improved. The K quantum number in each satellite determined by the present high resolution study was compatible with the prediction by the symmetry selection rule for photoionization. That is, the K quantum number of the ion core in high Rydberg states accessed by one-photon excitation was found to be conserved upon pulsed field ionization. This work demonstrates generation of mass-selected, vibronically selected, and K-selected ion beam by one-photon MATI.

  12. Vibrations and theoretical calculations of p-methylanisole in the first electronically excited S 1 and ionic ground D 0 states

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    Huang, Jiangou; Tzeng, Wenbih

    2007-07-01

    One-color (1C), two-color (2C) resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI), and mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) methods have been applied to study the S 1 ← S 0 transition and threshold ionization of p-methylanisole. The excitation energy of the S 1 ← S 0 transition is determined to be 35,401 ± 2 cm -1, the adiabatic ionization energy of this molecule is measured to be 63,965 ± 15 and 63,972 ± 5 cm -1 by the 2C-R2PI and MATI methods. Most of the observed R2PI and MATI bands result from the in-plane ring vibrations. The frequencies of vibrations 9b, 1 and 7a are measured to be 393, 800 and 1168 cm -1 in the S 1 state, and 412, 811 and 1220 cm -1 in the D 0 state, respectively. This indicates the molecular structure in the D 0 state is more rigid than that in the S 1 state.

  13. Rotamers of m-chloroanisole studied by two-color resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy

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    Huang, Hsin Chang; Shiung, Kui Shiu; Jin, Bih Yaw; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2013-11-01

    We apply the resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) and mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) techniques to record the vibronic and cation spectra of m-chloroanisole. The vibronic features appear in two series, built on 35,822 ± 2 and 35,868 ± 2 cm-1, corresponding to the origins of the S1 ← S0 electronic transition (E1's) of the two rotamers. Analysis of the MATI spectra gives the adiabatic ionization energies (IEs) of 67,645 ± 5 and 68,008 ± 5 cm-1 for these two isomeric species. Comparing these data with those of anisole, we find that the chlorine substitution at the meta position leads to a red shift in the E1 and a blue shift in the IE. The observed R2PI and MATI bands mainly result from the in-plane ring deformation and substituent-sensitive bending vibrations of these species in the electronically excited S1 and cationic ground D0 states.

  14. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of p-methylphenol and p-ethylphenol cations and the alkyl substitution effect

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    Lin, Jung Lee; Li, Changyong; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2004-06-01

    The mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of p-methylphenol and p-ethylphenol have been recorded by ionizing via various vibronic levels. The adiabatic ionization energies (IEs) of p-methylphenol and p-ethylphenol are determined to be 65918±5 and 65628±5 cm-1, which are less than that of phenol by 2707 and 2997 cm-1, respectively. This redshift indicates that the interaction between the alkyl group and the ring of alkylphenols in the cationic D0 state is greater than that in the neutral S0 state. Moreover, a longer alkyl group gives rise to a greater redshift in the IE. Analysis of the MATI spectra shows that most of the active modes are related to the in-plane ring vibrations of these two cations. However, the length of the alkyl group has an insignificant effect on the frequency of the observed ring vibrations. No band with frequency less than 350 cm-1 is observed for the p-methylphenol cation. In contrast, many low-frequency bands resulting from the characteristic motions (e.g., the C-C2H5 torsion and C-C2H5 and C-OH bending vibrations) appear in the MATI spectra of p-ethylphenol. The present results show that the ethyl group enhances the substituent-sensitive and many large-amplitude vibrations of the cation.

  15. Ethnopedology and soil quality of bamboo (Bambusa sp.) based agroforestry system.

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    Arun Jyoti, Nath; Lal, Rattan; Das, Ashesh Kumar

    2015-07-15

    It is widely recognized that farmers' hold important knowledge of folk soil classification for agricultural land for its uses, yet little has been studied for traditional agroforestry systems. This article explores the ethnopedology of bamboo (Bambusa sp.) based agroforestry system in North East India, and establishes the relationship of soil quality index (SQI) with bamboo productivity. The study revealed four basic folk soil (mati) types: kalo (black soil), lal (red soil), pathal (stony soil) and balu (sandy soil). Of these, lal mati soil was the most predominant soil type (~ 40%) in bamboo-based agroforestry system. Soil physio-chemical parameters were studied to validate the farmers' soil hierarchal classification and also to correlate with productivity of the bamboo stand. Farmers' hierarchal folk soil classification was consistent with the laboratory scientific analysis. Culm production (i.e. measure of productivity of bamboo) was the highest (27culmsclump(-1)) in kalo mati (black soil) and the lowest (19culmsclump(-1)) in balu mati (sandy soil). Linear correlation of individual soil quality parameter with bamboo productivity explained 16 to 49% of the variability. A multiple correlation of the best fitted linear soil quality parameter (soil organic carbon or SOC, water holding capacity or WHC, total nitrogen) with productivity improved explanatory power to 53%. Development of SQI from ten relevant soil quality parameters and its correlation with bamboo productivity explained the 64% of the variation and therefore, suggest SQI as the best determinant of bamboo yield. Data presented indicate that the kalo mati (black soil) is sustainable or sustainable with high input. However, the other three folk soil types (red, stony and sandy soil) are also sustainable but for other land uses. Therefore, ethnopedological studies may move beyond routine laboratory analysis and incorporate SQI for assessing the sustainability of land uses managed by the farmers'. Additional

  16. VizieR Online Data Catalog: PACS Evolutionary Probe (PEP-DR1) catalogs (Lutz+, 2011)

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    Lutz, D.; Poglitsch, A.; Altieri, B.; Andreani, P.; Aussel, H.; Berta, S.; Bongiovanni, A.; Brisbin, D.; Cava, A.; Cepa, J.; Cimatti, A.; Daddi, E.; Dominguez-Sanchez, H.; Elbaz, D.; Foerster Schreiber, N. M.; Genzel, R.; Grazian, A.; Gruppioni, C.; Harwit, M.; Le Floc'h, E.; Magdis, G.; Magnelli, B.; Maiolino, R.; Nordon, R.; Perez Garcia, A. M.; Popesso, P.; Pozzi, F.; Riguccini, L.; Rodighiero, G.; Saintonge, A.; Sanchez Portal, M.; Santini, P.; Shao, L.; Sturm, E.; Tacconi, L. J.; Valtchanov, I.; Wetzstein, M.; Wieprecht, E.

    2013-11-01

    PACS catalogs built by the PEP team, with key contributions by Stefano Berta, Benjamin Magnelli, Paola Popesso, Dieter Lutz, Francesca Pozzi, Bruno Altieri, Herve Aussel, Hoseong Hwang, Emeric Le Floc'h, Georgios Magdis, Raanan Nordon, Albrecht Poglitsch, Laurie Riguccini, Amelie Saintonge, Li Shao. For more details, please refer to Lutz et al. (2011A&A...532A..90L) and to the PDF documentation associated to the release. Data and catalogs can be retrieved from the web page http://www.mpe.mpg.de/ir/Research/PEP/publicdatareleases.php See the PDF documentation associated to the PEP DR1 release, http://www.mpe.mpg.de/resources/PEP/DR1tarballs/readmePEP_global.pdf and http://www.mpe.mpg.de/resources/PEP/DR1tarballs/readmePEP_SPIRE.pdf for more details. (69 data files).

  17. Editorial: Approaching 125.

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    Goodman, Sherryl

    2012-02-01

    With this issue, beginning Volume 121, the editorial team shifts from the strong leadership of David Watson to a team under my direction. Approaching 125 years of publication, the Journal of Abnormal Psychology has earned its place as the preeminent outlet for research in psychopathology. With gratitude to the newly assembled team of associate editors (AEs), consulting editors, and ad hoc reviewers, I look forward to guiding the journal through this next term. Nine well-respected scholars have agreed to serve as AEs: Timothy Brown, Laurie Chassin, Jeff Epstein, Jutta Joormann, Pamela Keel, Kate Keenan, Scott Lilienfeld, Angus MacDonald, and Michael Young. The new team is dedicated to working tirelessly to maintain and enhance the journal's esteemed tradition of excellence. Given the well-established strengths of the journal, I will not suggest any fundamental changes. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved.

  18. My New Zealand lesbian studies through time and times.

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    Laurie, Alison J

    2012-01-01

    In this article Alison J. Laurie reflects on her political activism and how it informs her academic scholarship and research interests relating to lesbian studies in New Zealand. She concludes that her desire for social change and commitment to lesbian community development inspired her early activism and has continued to inform her activism as well as her academic research and writing. She discusses her involvement in lesbian and gay organizations and campaigns, in New Zealand, Scandinavia, the United States and the United Kingdom, and the ideas that have informed and influenced her work. She pioneered the first lesbian studies courses in New Zealand, initially through community education, and from 1990 for university credit, and considers the contribution these courses can make. Finally, she reflects on several of her articles, book chapters and books considering how her work has developed during the past 50 years.

  19. ARC-1969-AC95-0340

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    1995-09-26

    Hart ROTORCRAFT AND POWERED LIFT BRANCH PERSONNEL (CODE AFR) N-211 WITH HARRIER. VSRA RESEARCH TEAM - Front row, L-R: Dave Walton, Seth Kurasaki, Bill Laurie, Jim Ahlman, Nels Watz, Del mWatson, Terry Stoeffler, Linda Blyskal, Ed Hess, Manuel Irizarry, Mike Stortz, Bruce Gallmeyer. Second row, L-R: Dave Nishikawa, Stan Uyeda, Trudy Schlaich, Tom Kaisersatt, John Foster, Nick Rediess, Kent Shiffer, Paul Borchers, Mike Casey, Sterling Smith, Charlie Hynes, Vern Merrick, Jack Franklin. Back row, L-R: Thad Frazier, Eric Weirshauser, Steve Timmons, Brian Hookland, Joe Paz, Kent Christensen, Jack Trapp, Bill Bjorkman, Ernesto Moralez, Joe Konecni. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig. 126

  20. ARC-1969-AC94-0374

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    1994-09-01

    FIELD OF VIEW OVERLAP STUDY PROJECT TEST ON FLIGHT LINE WITH NASA 736 COBRA (USA 70-15979). FLITE Cobra Research Team Personnel - Front row, L-R: Tom Reynolds, Nick Pirot, Sean Hogan, Loran Haworth, John Browning. Middle row, L-R: Dr. Mary Kaiser, John Spooner, Richard Lee, Montoe Deering, Sue Laurie, Paul Aristo, Alan Lee, Zsolt Halmos, Zoltan Szoboszlay, John Denman, Lee Mountz. Back row, L-R: Dr. Dave Foyle, Millard Edgerton, Ron Fong, Gertrude 'Trude' Schlaich, Gary Leong, Linda Blyskal, Brian Hookland, Steve Timmons, Fran Kaster, Wendel Stephens, Alex Macalma, Dana Marcell. Fig. 141 NASA SP Flight Research at Ames: 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology

  1. NASA Future Forum

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    2012-02-21

    Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, left, Mason Peck, NASA Chief Technologist, 2nd from left, Ron Sega, Vice president and enterprise executive for Energy and the Environment, The Ohio State University and Colorado State University, Michael Donovan, technology consultant, New Services Development, Hewlett-Packard Company, and, Jordan Hansell, chairman and CEO, NetJets Inc., right, participate in the NASA Future Forum panel titled "Importance of Technology, Science and Innovation for our Economic Future" at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The NASA Future Forum features panel discussions on the importance of education to our nation's future in space, the benefit of commercialized space technology to our economy and lives here on Earth, and the shifting roles for the public, commercial and international communities in space. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

  2. The thinking ape: the enigma of human consciousness.

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    Paulson, Steve; Chalmers, David; Kahneman, Daniel; Santos, Laurie; Schiff, Nicholas

    2013-11-01

    What is the origin and nature of consciousness? If consciousness is common to humans and animals alike, what are the defining traits of human consciousness? Moderated by Steve Paulson, executive producer and host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, Nobel laureate psychologist Daniel Kahneman, philosopher David Chalmers, expert in primate cognition Laurie Santos, and physician-scientist Nicholas Schiff discuss what it means to be conscious and examine the human capacities displayed in cognitive, aesthetic, and ethical behaviors, with a focus on the place and function of the mind within nature. The following is an edited transcript of the discussion that occurred October 10, 2012, 7:00-8:15 PM, at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

  3. 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge

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    2014-06-14

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President Laurie Leshin, speaks at a breakfast opening the TouchTomorrow Festival, held in conjunction with the 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Eighteen teams are competing for a $1.5 million NASA prize purse. Teams will be required to demonstrate autonomous robots that can locate and collect samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human control. The objective of this NASA-WPI Centennial Challenge is to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. Innovations stemming from the challenge may improve NASA's capability to explore a variety of destinations in space, as well as enhance the nation's robotic technology for use in industries and applications on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

  4. The ethnopharmacology of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands, a review.

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    Rivera, D; Obón, C

    1995-05-01

    The ethnopharmacology of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands is extremely interesting because of the cultural and biogeographic features of this region, which make it a centre of medicinal plant diversity (richness of endemic flora, geographical isolation in the Atlantic sea, crosscultural influences, and past abundance of local healers). The medicinal flora of Madeira is composed of 259 species. Some noteworthy medicinal taxa, endemic or locally relevant, are: Acanthus mollis, Aeonium glandulosum, Aeonium glutinosum, Bidens pilosa, Borago officinalis, Chamaemelum nobile var. discoideum, Culcita macrocarpa, Echium nervosum, Euphorbia platiphylla, Helichrysum melaleucum, Helichrysum obconicum, Hypericum glandulosum, Hypericum humifussum, Kleinia repens, Laurus azorica, Monizia edulis, Ocotea foetens, Psoralea bituminosa, Rubus bollei, Rumex maderensis, Sambucus lanceolata, Scilla maderensis, Sedum brissemoretii, Sedum farinosum, Sedum nudum, Sibthorpia peregrina, Teucrium betonicum, Thymus caespititius, Trifolium squamosum and Vaccinium padifolium. Among the medicinal cryptogams, one can underline the parasitic fungus Laurobasidium lauri, which grows on the stems of Laurus azorica and is used as an antirheumatic, haemostatic, emmenagogue, insecticide and analeptic.

  5. Recommandations sur l’examen pelvien de dépistage systématique

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    Tonelli, Marcello; Gorber, Sarah Connor; Moore, Ainsley; Thombs, Brett D.

    2016-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Examiner les lignes directrices de 2014 de l’American College of Physicians (ACP) en matière d’examens pelviens de dépistage du cancer (autre que du col), des maladies inflammatoires pelviennes ou d’autres affections gynécologiques bénignes afin de déterminer si les lignes directrices de l’ACP en matière d’examens pelviens systématiques sont conformes aux normes établies par le Groupe d’étude canadien sur les soins de santé préventifs (GECSSP) et peuvent être adaptées ou adoptées. Méthodologie La méthode SNAP-IT (Smooth National Adaptation and Presentation of Guidelines to Improve Thrombosis Treatment) a servi à déterminer si les lignes directrices de l’ACP étaient conformes aux normes du GECSSP et pouvaient être adaptées ou adoptées. Recommandations Le GECSSP recommande de ne pas effectuer un examen pelvien de dépistage des cancers non cervicaux, des maladies inflammatoires pelviennes ou d’autres affections gynécologiques chez les femmes asymptomatiques. Il s’agit d’une forte recommandation reposant sur des données probantes de qualité modérée. Conclusion Le GECSSP adopte la recommandation en matière d’examen pelvien de dépistage, comme publiée par l’ACP en 2014.

  6. Preparing transition-metal clusters in known structural forms: The mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectrum of V3

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    Ford, Mark S.; Mackenzie, Stuart R.

    2005-08-01

    The first results are presented of a new experiment designed both to generate and characterize spectroscopically individual isomers of transition-metal cluster cations. As a proof of concept the one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of V3 has been recorded in the region of 44000-45000cm-1. This study extends the range of a previous zero-kinetic-energy (ZEKE) photoelectron study of Yang et al. [Chem. Phys. Lett. 231, 177 (1994)] with which the current results are compared. The MATI spectra reported here exhibit surprisingly high resolution (0.2cm-1) for this technique despite the use of large discrimination and extraction fields. Analysis of the rotational profile of the origin band allows assignment of the V3 ground state as A1'2 and the V3+ ground state as A2'3, both with D3h geometry, in agreement with the density-functional theory study of the V3 ZEKE spectrum by Calaminici et al. [J. Chem. Phys. 114, 4036 (2001)]. There is also some evidence in the spectrum of transitions to the low-lying A1'1 excited state of the ion. The vibrational structure observed in the MATI spectrum is, however, significantly different to and less extensive than that predicted in the density-functional theory study. Possible reasons for the discrepancies are discussed and an alternative assignment is proposed which results in revised values for the vibrational wave numbers of both the neutral and ionic states. These studies demonstrate the efficient generation of cluster ions in known structural (isomeric) forms and pave the way for the study of cluster reactivity as a function of geometrical structure.

  7. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization of M_2O_2 ( M = ce and Pr)

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    Wu, Lu; Dangi, Beni; Rounjane, Mourad; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2012-06-01

    M_2O_2 ( M = Ce and Pr) is produced in a pulsed laser-vaporization metal-cluster source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. From the MATI spectra, the adiabatic ionization energy is determined to be 37300(5) cm-1 for Ce2O2, and 37885 (5) cm-1 for Pr2O2. Like group 3 transition metal M2O2 (M=Sc, Y, and La) clusters we reported previously, these lanthanide clusters have a D2h planer structure and the vibrational modes observed are from the in-plane motions. However, the ground and other low-energy electronic states of the lanthanide oxides have a much higher electron spin multiplicity due to the existence of 4f electrons in the Ce and Pr atoms. The 4f electron of Ce atom has significantly lower energies than the 5d or 6s electrons and remain uncoupled in Ce2O2. On the other hand, the energy differences between the 4f and 5d/6s electrons of Pr atom are relatively small, and a 4f → 5d electron promotion is required in the formation of Pr2O2. The electronic transitions responsible for the observed MATI spectra are tentatively determined to be ^4B1u ← ^5Ag for Ce2O2 and ^6B1u ← ^7B2g and ^6B1u ← ^5B1u for Pr2O2.

  8. HLW Glass Studies: Development of Crystal-Tolerant HLW Glasses

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    Matyas, Josef; Huckleberry, Adam R.; Rodriguez, Carmen P.; Lang, Jesse B.; Owen, Antionette T.; Kruger, Albert A.

    2012-04-02

    In our study, a series of lab-scale crucible tests were performed on designed glasses of different compositions to further investigate and simulate the effect of Cr, Ni, Fe, Al, Li, and RuO2 on the accumulation rate of spinel crystals in the glass discharge riser of the HLW melter. The experimental data were used to expand the compositional region covered by an empirical model developed previously (Matyáš et al. 2010b), improving its predictive performance. We also investigated the mechanism for agglomeration of particles and impact of agglomerates on accumulation rate. In addition, the TL was measured as a function of temperature and composition.

  9. Advanced Authoring Technologies, Capabilities and Opportunities (Technologies avancees d’authoring, possibilites et opportunites)

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    2011-02-01

    en matière d’ « authoring », de conception, de développement, et de maintenance des environnements pédagogiques informatisés, de façon rapide...des caractéristiques fonctionnelles d’un environnement d’étude de telle façon que des systèmes informatisés puissent l’interpréter correctement et...measurements and its own internal mathematical model of the circuit. SOPHIE could thereby determine which hypotheses the student or problem solver was

  10. Pleiotropic effects of methionine adenosyltransferases deregulation as determinants of liver cancer progression and prognosis.

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    Frau, Maddalena; Feo, Francesco; Pascale, Rosa M

    2013-10-01

    Downregulation of liver-specific MAT1A gene, encoding S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthesizing isozymes MATI/III, and upregulation of widely expressed MAT2A, encoding MATII isozyme, known as MAT1A:MAT2A switch, occurs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Being inhibited by its reaction product, MATII isoform upregulation cannot compensate for MATI/III decrease. Therefore, MAT1A:MAT2A switch contributes to decrease in SAM level in rodent and human hepatocarcinogenesis. SAM administration to carcinogen-treated rats prevents hepatocarcinogenesis, whereas MAT1A-KO mice, characterized by chronic SAM deficiency, exhibit macrovesicular steatosis, mononuclear cell infiltration in periportal areas, and HCC development. This review focuses upon the pleiotropic changes, induced by MAT1A/MAT2A switch, associated with HCC development. Epigenetic control of MATs expression occurs at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. In HCC cells, MAT1A/MAT2A switch is associated with global DNA hypomethylation, decrease in DNA repair, genomic instability, and signaling deregulation including c-MYC overexpression, rise in polyamine synthesis, upregulation of RAS/ERK, IKK/NF-kB, PI3K/AKT, and LKB1/AMPK axis. Furthermore, decrease in MAT1A expression and SAM levels results in increased HCC cell proliferation, cell survival, and microvascularization. All of these changes are reversed by SAM treatment in vivo or forced MAT1A overexpression or MAT2A inhibition in cultured HCC cells. In human HCC, MAT1A:MAT2A and MATI/III:MATII ratios correlate negatively with cell proliferation and genomic instability, and positively with apoptosis and global DNA methylation. This suggests that SAM decrease and MATs deregulation represent potential therapeutic targets for HCC. Finally, MATI/III:MATII ratio strongly predicts patients' survival length suggesting that MAT1A:MAT2A expression ratio is a putative prognostic marker for human HCC. Copyright © 2013 European Association for the Study of the Liver

  11. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2002-09-01

    Jeunes étoiles et vieilles galaxies; Chiens de Chasse; Des images en partie belges; Détection chimique de planètes?; Amas cannibale; Le pulsar œil de bœuf; Supernova 2002 DJ; Centaurus A; Et de cent; Près du trou noir; Un cratère sous la Merdu Nord; Des astéroï des frôlent la Terre; Photons fatigués; Taches solaires; Un grand lac martien; Les naines brunes en infrarouge; Bourrelet équatorial; Fusion de trous noirs; Le hamburger de Gomez; Matière sombre; Non aux étoiles à quarks

  12. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2014-06-01

    Future lune ? - L'âge de la Lune - Des volcans actifs sur Vénus - Un lac dans le cratère Gusev ? - Météorites et atmosphère martiennes - L’hexagone de Saturne - Pluton - Exo-Terre - Bêta Pictoris b - Cérès et Vesta depuis Mars - Naine froide - Parallaxes par Hubble - L2 Puppis et le sort du Soleil - Supernova et lentille gravitationnelle - Champ magnétique galactique - L’objet de Sakurai - Fermi et la matière noire - Lentille naine

  13. Conceiving an Army for the 21st Century

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    2010-12-01

    social et politique dont il a besoin pour atteindre cet objectif. À cet égard, la période de la guerre froide est un exemple révélateur. En effet...TM 2010-264 v et politiques . Il introduit ensuite douze tendances convergentes qui découlent de cette analyse et classe ces dernières par...matière de politique et de défense pour répondre plus efficacement aux défis de demain. En présentant un exemple d’application, étape par étape, de

  14. STS-70 Flight: Day 3

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    1995-01-01

    The third day of the STS-70 mission of Space Shuttle Discovery is contained on this video. Astronauts Kregel and Thomas begin the day by working with the Hercules camera, which will record pinpoint data on the surface location of Earth observation imagery. Other work includes operations with an experiment that gauges astronauts' reflexes and hand-eye coordination. During the day, the crew spoke with World War 2 veteran, Harland Claussen, and ABC's Mike and Maty Show and the Toledo Blade newspaper (Toledo, Ohio) interviewed the astronauts via satellite link.

  15. Recoupment of Unfunded Military Labor Costs from Foreign Military Sales.

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    1982-09-01

    1343964 64111 $6 3.61 SEN ESUIsP SNERATONS 13330094 376116 ass 0.90 MATiWAND E t60&? 163 .4 oil .6R10E to 367733 744 .7 3.15 PoTs/EPRoo 449407 a137? all...10 C43 :2 W~o Wa" a4m wo1-14 F 33 j k. f e 0 tv a4 j C03 a Qj~ ~ ~ W W-V 1.%5 o CDC % QPa C c t g ~z z z 24 V P.. IA. ~ ~ ~ E MV tut9606916061000W9

  16. Finite Element Analysis of ASTOVL Fighter Structure

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    1991-12-01

    QUASI ISO APPROX FOR IM7-PEEK $ $MATI 150 7.30+6 .3 .148-3 2.-6 70. +M150 MA1 MAT 150 7.30+6 200. .3 .225-3 2. -6 70. +MI50 +M150 42000. 31000...P50 +P50 133 .050 45. YES $ PCOMP 1002 .040 MEM +P1002A +PI02A 133 050 45. YES $ --- FUSELAGE TOP & BOTTOM SKINS, BHDS, FRAMES, FLOORS - QUASI ISO ...SEQGP 3103 1021-3 3104 10214 3095 10215 3105 10216 $SEQGP 3141 10217 3142 10218 3143 10219 3144 10220 $SEQGP 3018 10221 3019 10222 3020 10223 3022

  17. Vagabonds de l'espace

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    Lang, Kenneth R.; Whitney, Charles A.; Heidmann, J.; Heidmann, M.-A.

    Les astronomes Lang et Whitney pr sentent ici sur notre syst me plan taire un livre compr hensible pour tous sans demander de connaissances pr alable en la mati re. L'ouvrage, o alternent judicieusement une criture limpide et de nombreuses photographies en partie in dites, traite une quantit poustouflante de connaissances scientifiques, tenant compte des r sultats fournis par les toute derni res missions de sondes spatiales et de satellites (1992). R f rences historiques, tableaux et bibliographie d taill e viennent le compl ter pour en faire un ouvrage qui s'adresse aussi tout fait l'astronome amateur actif. '

  18. Technical Description of Urban Microscale Modeling System: Component 1 of CRTI Project 02-0093RD

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    2007-03-01

    de la dispersion concomitante des mati res lib6r6es dans ces courants est tr6s importante. Les modMles de pr6diction des courants ur- bains et de...Suffield TR 2007-067 Res u m e Ce rapport fournit une description technique des mod6les compris dans la Cornposante I d’un projet de 4 ans appel6 Initiative...principal de ce projet consiste h d6vel- opper un systbme de mod6lisation, h la pointe de la recherche scientifique et totalement valid6, de pr6diction du

  19. Modelling the Sea King Helicopter in the Integrated Performance Modelling Environment (IPME)

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    2004-03-01

    scientifique (AS), des experts de Humansystems en matikre d’IPME et de facteurs humains ainsi que des experts en la mati ~ re (EM) de TopAces ayant une certaine...nmoddle de performance humaine pour les activit&s des pilotes li~es A l’hdlicopt& re Sea King. Plus particulikrement, RDDC Toronto voulait que le moddle de...moddle servirait A contr6ler un h6licopt& re Sea King simul6. L’application de mod6lisation de la performance humaine utilis6e pour ce projet 6tait

  20. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of p-methylanisole cation and the substitution effect

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    Huang, Jiangou; Li, Changyong; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2005-10-01

    The adiabatic ionization energy of p-methylanisole is measured to be 63 972 ± 5 cm -1, which is red-shifted with respect to those of anisole and toluene. This indicates that the interaction of either CH 3 or OCH 3 group with the ring is stronger in the cationic D 0 state than that in the neutral S 0 state. Most of the observed MATI bands result from in-plane ring vibrations. The frequencies of vibrations 9b, 6a, and 1 of the p-methylanisole cation are found to be 407, 515, and 811 cm -1, respectively.

  1. Investigation of hydrogen bonding in 3-methylindole · H 2O cluster by mass analyzed threshold ionization

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    Georgiev, S.; Neusser, H. J.

    2004-05-01

    The adiabatic ionization energies and the threshold ion vibrational spectra of 3-methylindole and the 3-methylindole · H 2O cluster and the hydrogen bonding energy of the latter have been measured with mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) technique. Dissociation of the cluster has been detected as a breakdown of the threshold ion signal at the parent mass channel and the simultaneous increase of the signal at the fragment mass channel. Comparison with our previous work on indole · H 2O shows that there is only a small influence of the methyl group on the ionization energy and the hydrogen bonding strength.

  2. Hydrogenic Rydberg States of Molecular van der Waals Complexes: Resolved Rydberg Spectroscopy of DABCO-N2

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    Cockett, Martin C.; Watkins, Mark J.

    2004-01-01

    The complementary threshold ionization techniques of MATI and ZEKE spectroscopy have been used to reveal well-resolved, long-lived (>10 μs) hydrogenic Rydberg series (50≤n≤98) in a van der Waals complex formed between a polyatomic molecule and a diatomic molecule for the first time. The series are observed within 50 cm-1 of the adiabatic ionization threshold as well as two core-excited thresholds corresponding to excitation of up to two quanta in the van der Waals vibra­tional mode.

  3. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2008-06-01

    Les Antennes se rapprochent; Matière manquante; Galaxies trapues; Fusion de trous noirs; Thermomètre moléculaire; Supernova récente dans la Voie Lactée; Naine blanche particulière; L'étoile à neutrons 4U 1636-53; Pulsar étrange; Hubble; Fin du monde; Lunes; Extinction KT; L'axe changeant d'Europe; Ondes dans la haute atmosphère de Saturne; Anneau de Mars; Mars plus froid;

  4. Pit and Fissure Sealants in Young Adults: An Evaluation of Placement Time and Retention Rate Using Two Isolation Techniques.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1983-01-01

    L AD-A139 429 PI AND FSSJR SEAANTS IN YOUNG ADULTS AN EVAUAON I7 D-AUN L OFPLACEMENT ME.U) AIR FORCE INST OF TECHWRIOHT-PATTERSON AFB OH B A MATIS...I ll l l ....1 , , .. .. . ... i TABLE XIV Sealant retention by tooth surface at twelve months ........................ 44 TABLE XV Sealant...cotton - 12- roll isolation and the placement time of an occIusal amalgam restoration using rubber dam isolation in contralater.. l teeth. Fifty-five

  5. DRDC Support to Exercise Cyber Storm III

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-10-01

    canadien de réponse aux incidents cybernétiques (CCRIC) de Sécurité publique Canada, le Centre des opérations du gouvernement (COG), le Centre...d’intervention en cas d’incident cybernétique, y compris plusieurs plans d’intervention du gouvernement fédéral. CSIII a été le premier exercice...cybernétique important à mettre à l’épreuve le Plan de gestion des incidents en matière de technologie de l’information du gouvernement du Canada (PGI TI

  6. Threshold Ionization and Spin-Orbit Coupling of Cerium Monoxide

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    Cao, Wenjin; Zhang, Yuchen; Wu, Lu; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2017-06-01

    Cerium oxides are widely used in heterogeneous catalysis due to their ability to switch between different oxidation states. We report here the mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy of cerium monoxide (CeO) produced by laser ablating a Ce rod in a molecular beam source. The MATI spectrum in the range of 40000-45000 \\wn exhibits several band systems with similar vibrational progressions. The strongest band is at 43015 (5) \\wn, which can be assigned as the adiabatic ionization energy of the neutral species. The spectrum also shows Ce-O stretching frequencies of 817 and 890 \\wn in the neutral and ion states, respectively. By comparing with spin-orbit coupled multireference quasi-degenerate perturbation theory (SO-MCQDPT) calculations, the observed band systems are assigned to transitions from various low-energy spin-orbit levels of the neutral oxide to the two lowest spin-orbit levels of the corresponding ion. The current work will also be compared with previous experimental and computational studies on the neutral species.

  7. Recharge and sustainability of a coastal aquifer in northern Albania

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    Kumanova, X.; Marku, S.; Fröjdö, S.; Jacks, G.

    2014-06-01

    The River Mati in Albania has formed a coastal plain with Holocene and Pleistocene sediments. The outer portion of the plain is clay, with three underlying aquifers that are connected to an alluvial fan at the entry of the river into the plain. The aquifers supply water for 240,000 people. Close to the sea the aquifers are brackish. The brackish water is often artesian and found to be thousands of years old. Furthermore, the salinity, supported by δ18O results, does not seem to be due to mixing with old seawater but due to diffusion from intercalated clay layers. Heavy metals from mines in the upstream section of River Mati are not an immediate threat, as the pH buffering of the river water is good. Moreover, the heavy metals are predominantly found in suspended and colloidal phases. Two sulphur isotope signatures, one mirroring seawater sulphate in the brackish groundwater (δ34S >21 ‰) and one showing the influence of sulphide in the river and the fresh groundwater (δ34S <10 ‰), indicate that the groundwater in the largest well field is recharged from the river. The most serious threat is gravel extraction in the alluvial fan, decreasing the hydraulic head necessary for recharge and causing clogging of sediments.

  8. Spectral shifts and structures of phenol...Ar(n) clusters.

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    Armentano, Antonio; Cerný, Jiří; Riese, Mikko; Taherkhani, Mehran; Ben Yezzar, Med; Müller-Dethlefs, Klaus

    2011-04-07

    A laser spectroscopic investigation of phenol...Ar(n) (n = 1-6) clusters in the first electronically excited state (S(1)) and the cationic ground state (D(0)) is reported. Resonance enhanced two-photon ionisation (R2PI) spectra have been recorded for the investigation of the S(1) state. The origins of S(1)← S(0) (S(1)0(0)) transition of phenol...Ar(n) (n = 1, 2,4-6) are all red shifted compared to the S(1)0(0) state of the monomer by 33 cm(-1), 67 cm(-1), 10 cm(-1), 20 cm(-1), 44 cm(-1), respectively. However, the origin of the phenolAr(3) cluster is blue shifted by 25 cm(-1). For the investigation of the ionic ground state photoionization efficiency (PIE) and mass-analyzed-threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy have been applied. The spectra of phenol...Ar(3) and phenol...Ar(4) yield values for the ionization energy (IE) of 68,077 ± 15 cm(-1) and 67,948 ± 15 cm(-1). With the combination of theoretical methods and R2PI, PIE and MATI spectroscopy, the major species present have been positively identified.

  9. Appel pour une allocation intelligente dans le financement du système de santé au Cameroun

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    Sieleunou, Isidore

    2011-01-01

    Le Cameroun utilise un système de budgétisation historique et une approche «top-down» pour allouer ses ressources de santé publique. Cependant, le pays compte 175 districts de santé dont les fortes disparités de nature épidémiologique, économique, géographique et culturelle, devraient être prises en compte pour réduire les iniquités en matière de sante publique. Comment comprendre alors que dans ces conditions, le budget des administrations publiques alloué aux différents districts de santé au Cameroun soit quasi identique alors que les défis sont si différents? L'inefficience allocative (mauvaise attribution du budget) générée par un tel système conduit vraisemblablement à une inefficience technique (mauvaise utilisation du budget). Pour la marche vers l'atteinte des objectifs du millénaire en matière de sante, il est impératif et urgent que les décideurs du secteur de la santé allouent de manière intelligente les ressources dans le système de santé. PMID:22355420

  10. DFT-Supported Threshold Ionization Study of Chromium Biphenyl Complexes: Unveiling the Mechanisms of Substituent Influence on Redox Properties of Sandwich Compounds.

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    Ketkov, Sergey Yu; Tzeng, Sheng-Yuan; Wu, Pei-Ying; Markin, Gennady V; Tzeng, Wen-Bih

    2017-07-05

    High-resolution mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of (η(6) -Ph2 )2 Cr and (η(6) -Ph2 )(η(6) -PhMe)Cr demonstrate that the Ph groups work as electron donors, decreasing the ionization energy of the gas-phase bisarene complexes. In contrast to electrochemical data, a close similarity of the Ph and Me group effects on the oxidation of free sandwich molecules has been revealed. However, DFT calculations testify for the opposite shifts of the electron density caused by the Me and Ph substituents in the neutral complexes, the latter behaving as an electron-accepting fragment. On the contrary, in the bisarene cations, the Ph group becomes a stronger donor than methyl. This change provides the similar substituent effects observed with the MATI experiment. On the other hand, the well-documented opposite influence of the Me and Ph fragments on the redox potential of the (η(6) -arene)2 Cr(+/0) couple in solution appears to be a result of solvation effects but not intramolecular interactions as shown for the first time in this work. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  11. Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy of La(CH_{3}CN) and La(C_{4}H_{9}CN) Radicals Formed by la Reactions with Alkane Nitriles

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    Ullah, Ahamed; Kim, Jong Hyun; Cao, Wenjin; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2017-06-01

    La atom reactions with acetonitrile (CH_{3}CN) and pentanenitrile (C_{4}H_{9}CN) are carried out in a laser-vaporization supersonic molecular beam source. Metal-containing species are observed using time-of-flight mass spectrometry. In this talk, we report the mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopic characterization of two metal-containing radicals, La(CH_{3}CN) and La(C_{4}H_{9}CN), formed by La associations with acetonitrile and pentanenitrile, respectively. Adiabatic ionization energies of the two La-alkane nitrile species and their vibrational frequencies are measured from the MATI spectra. Metal-ligand binding modes and molecular structures are investigated by comparing the spectroscopic measurements with density functional theory calculations and spectral simulations. For both alkane nitriles, the preferred La binding site is identified to be the nitrile group with a π-bind mode, the resultant metal complexes are three-membered metallacycles. While a single isomer is observed for La(CH_{3}CN), two rotational conformers are identified for La(C_{4}H_{9}CN). The binding and structures of these metal-alkane nitrile radicals are different from those formed by metal ion reactions, where metal ions were reported to favor σ binding with the nitrogen atom. K. Eller, W. Zummack, H. Schwarz, L. M. Roth, B. S. Freiser, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1991, 113, 833-839

  12. L’utilisation du prémélange de monensin chez les vaches laitières : un suivi simple et essentiel pour s’assurer d’une utilisation adéquate

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    Dubuc, Jocelyn; Baril, Jean; DesCôteaux, Luc

    2009-01-01

    Le prémélange de monensin est utilisé fréquemment sur les fermes laitières canadiennes. L’ingrédient actif de ce produit est le monensin sodique. Bien que son utilisation chez les vaches laitières soit sécuritaire, des cas de surdose ont été rapportés à la suite de consommation de niveaux de monensin plus élevés que ceux recommandés. Un suivi hebdomadaire du pourcentage de matières grasses du réservoir de lait de la ferme devrait être fait de routine suite à la livraison d’aliment médicamenteux contenant du monensin pour détecter rapidement les situations de surdose. L’observation d’une baisse soudaine de la consommation volontaire de matière sèche et l’apparition de diarrhée dans un troupeau sont d’autres signes cliniques de surdose de monensin. Une détection rapide de ces cas permettra de corriger la situation. PMID:19721781

  13. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of 2-bromopropene (2-C3H5Br): Analysis of vibration and internal rotation in the cation

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2003-12-01

    Vibrational spectrum of 2-C3H5Br cation in the ground electronic state was obtained by one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using coherent vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing in Kr. From the MATI spectra, ionization energy of 2-C3H5Br to the ionic ground state has been determined to be 9.4377±0.0006 eV. Vibrational assignments have been made by comparing with the vibrational frequencies and Franck-Condon factors calculated at the B3LYP and BP86 levels with the 6-311++G(3df,3pd) basis set. Several low-frequency bands have been assigned to the torsional motion of the methyl group in the cation. Energies of the torsional states and relative transition intensities to these states have been reproduced well by a one-dimensional rotor model. The torsional barrier and internal rotational constant have been determined to be 80.0 and 5.13 cm-1, respectively.

  14. Nanosecond multiphoton ionization spectroscopy of transition-metal sandwich compounds: a comparative study of nickelocene, ferrocene and bis(η-benzene)chromium

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    Ketkov, Sergey Yu.; Selzle, Heinrich L.; Schlag, Edward W.

    Efficient multiphoton ionization of nickelocene, ferrocene and bis(η6-benzene)chromium was achieved on excitation of jet-cooled sandwich molecules with nanosecond pulses of dye lasers via an intermediate low-lying Rydberg 4px,y level. One-colour photoionization mass spectra revealing solely molecular ion signals were obtained. The signal intensity increases significantly when an intense pulse of a second dye laser is used for ionization of the Rydberg-state molecules. Two-colour resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization spectra of Cp2Fe (Cp = η5-C5H5) and Bz2Cr (Bz = η6-C6H6) show vibronic structures of the a1g(3dz2) → e1u(R4px,y) transition. The metal-ligand symmetric stretch ν4 wavenumbers for the Rydberg-state molecules are 310 and 263 cm-1, respectively. Multiphoton mass-analysed threshold ionization (MATI) signals appear for Bz2Cr when the TMPH1749math001 ν4 wavenumber for the ground-state Bz2Cr+ cation is 262 cm-1 as determined from the MATI spectrum. The influence of electronic structure on the photoionization behaviour of the sandwich molecules is discussed.

  15. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of 2-chloropropene (2-C3H5Cl) and its vibrational assignment based on the density-functional theory calculations

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    Bae, Yong Jin; Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2005-07-01

    A high-quality mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of 2-chloropropene, 2-C3H5Cl, is reported. Its ionization energy determined for the first time from the 0-0 band position was 9.5395±0.0006eV. Almost all the peaks in the MATI spectrum could be vibrationally assigned utilizing the frequencies calculated at the B3LYP /6-311++G(3df,3pd) level and the Franck-Condon factors calculated with the molecular parameters obtained at the same level. In particular, the observed methyl torsional progression could be reproduced very well through quantum-mechanical calculations using the molecular parameters obtained at this level. Dramatic lowering of the torsional barrier inferred from the experimental data was entirely compatible with the B3LYP /6-311++G(3df,3pd) results. The torsional barrier and the internal rotational constant determined by fits to six torsional peaks were 53.6 and 5.20cm-1, respectively. A brief discussion at the level of molecular orbital is presented to account for the dramatic lowering of the torsional barrier upon ionization.

  16. Multiple Isomers of La(C4H6) Formed in Reactions of la Atom with Small Hydrocarbons

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    Cao, Wenjin; Hewage, Dilrukshi; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2014-06-01

    La(C_4H_6) was observed from the reactions of laser-vaporized La atom with propene (CH_2CHCH_3),isobutene [CH_2C(CH_3)2],1-butyne (CHCC_2H_5), and 2-butyne (CH_3CCCH_3) in a metal cluster beam source and investigated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy in combination with quantum chemical calculations and spectral simulations. La(cyclobutene) [La(CH_2CHCHCH_2)] and La(trimethylenemethane) [LaC(CH_2)_3] were identified from the La + propene reaction. The formation of the two isomers involves two steps: the first step is the reaction of La+ CH_2CHCH_3 with the products of La(CH_2) + C_2H_4, and the second step is the reaction of LaCH_2 + CH_2CHCH_3 which preduces La(C_4H_6) + H_2. For the La + isobutene reaction, La(trimethylenemethane) was formed by dehydrogenation. For the reaction of La + 1- and 2-butynes, preliminary data analysis suggested that La(C_4H_6) was formed by simple association. All these structural isomers have similar geometries in the neutral and singly charged ion states, as evidenced by the very strong origin bands and short Franck-Condon profiles in the MATI spectra.

  17. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization of an excited state of lanthanum dioxide

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    Wu, Lu; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Changhua; Li, Shenggang; Dixon, David A.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2012-07-01

    LaO2 was produced in a pulsed laser-vaporization molecular beam source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and ab initio electronic structure calculations. The calculations included density functional theory, second-order perturbation theory, coupled cluster theory, and complete active space self-consistent field methods. The adiabatic ionization energy of the molecule and vibrational frequencies of the molecule and its cation were measured accurately for the first time from the MATI spectrum. Numerous ionization processes of lanthanum dioxide, peroxide, and superoxide were considered; the 3B2 ← 4B2 electronic transition of the dioxide was assigned upon comparison with the observed spectrum. The ionization energy and O-La-O bending frequency of the 4B2 neutral state are 4.9760 (6) eV and 92 cm-1, respectively. The La-O stretching and O-La-O bending frequencies of the 3B2 cationic state are 656 and 122 cm-1, respectively. The 4B2 state is formed by two electron transfer from lanthanum to oxygen atoms, and the 3B2 state is produced by the further removal of a lanthanum 6s-based electron.

  18. C-C Bond Activation and Coupling of Propene Induced by la Atom

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    Hewage, Dilrukshi; Tao, Hong; Silva, Ruchira; Kumari, Sudesh; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2013-06-01

    A series of La(C_nH_m) complexes with n ≤ 6 and m ≤ 12 were produced by the reactions between propene and La in a supersonic molecular beam source. Their formation and structures were investigated using mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy in combination with theoretical calculations. Previously, we identified the formation of La(C_3H_4) and H-La(C_3H_5) through dehydrogenation and metal insertion mechanisms. In this work, we will discuss the formation of La(CH_2) and La(C_4H_6) by La induced C-C bond activation and coupling. La(CH_2) is formed by the C-C bond breakage and 1,2-hydride shift of propene and is a Schrock-type carbene complex. This complex is then coupled with the C=C bond of a second propene molecule to form La(C_4H_6) by removing two hydrogen atoms. The resultant La(C_4H_6) complex was idetified in two low-energy isomeric forms: one was a metallacycle (isomer A) and the other was lanthanum trimethylenemethane (isomer B). Both La(C_4H_6) isomers are in a doublet ground state, with isomer A in C_s point group and isomer B in C_3_v. Adiabatic ionization energies and several vibrational frequencies of the two complexes were obtained from the sharp MATI spectra.

  19. Threshold ionization spectroscopy of H2O, HDO and D2O and low-lying vibrational levels of HDO+ and D2O+

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    Lauzin, Clément; Jacovella, Ugo; Merkt, Frédéric

    2015-12-01

    Rotationally resolved photoelectron spectra of jet-cooled H2O, HDO and D2O have been recorded near the origin of the ? photoionising transition following single-photon ionization using the complementary techniques of mass-analysed threshold-ionization (MATI) and pulsed-field-ionization zero-kinetic-energy (PFI-ZEKE) photoelectron spectroscopy. A gas mixture of H2O, HDO and D2O with Ar was obtained by mixing H2O (ℓ) and D2O (ℓ) in a reservoir and bubbling Ar gas through the mixture. To unambiguously assign the photoelectron bands to H2O, HDO or D2O, the PFI-ZEKE photoelectron spectra of the mixture were compared to MATI spectra and to spectra of H2O. Analysis of the rotational structure of the origin bands (v+1 = 0, v2+ = 0, v+3 = 0) ← (v1 = 0, v2 = 0, v3 = 0) of H2O, HDO and D2O and of the transitions to the (010), (020) and (100) levels of D2O+ and the first excited level of the O-D stretching mode of HDO+ provided new information on the photoionization dynamics of water and the energy level structure of HDO+ and D2O+.

  20. Rotations of molecular photoelectron angular distributions in above threshold ionization of H2+ by intense circularly polarized attosecond UV laser pulses

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    Yuan, Kai-Jun; Chelkowski, Szczepan; Bandrauk, André D.

    2014-10-01

    We present molecular photoelectron angular distributions (MPADs) in multi-photon ionization processes by circularly polarized attosecond UV laser pulses. Simulations are performed on the single electron aligned molecular ion H_2^+ by solving corresponding 3D time-dependent Schrödinger equations. Numerical results of molecular above threshold ionization (MATI) show that rotations of MPADs with respect to the molecular and polarization axes depend on pulse intensities and photoelectron kinetic energies. We attribute the rotation to Γ, the difference between parallel and perpendicular ionization probabilities. It is found that in a resonant ionization process, the rotation angle is also a function of the symmetry of intermediate electronic states. The coherent population transfer between the initial and the resonant electronic states is controlled by pulse intensities. Such dependence of rotations on the pulse intensity is absent in Rydberg resonant ionizations as well as in MATI at large energy photons ℏω > Ip, where ω is angular frequency of photons and Ip is the molecular ionization potential. We describe these processes by a multi-photon perturbation theory model. Effects of molecular alignment and pulse ellipticities on rotations are investigated, confirming the essence of the ionization parameter Γ in rotations of MPADs.

  1. Photoelectron angular distributions in molecular above threshold ionization by two colour circularly polarized ultrashort UV laser pulses

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    Yuan, Kai-Jun; Bandrauk, André D.

    2013-10-01

    Photoionization of an aligned molecular ion H? has been investigated with two colour circularly polarized ultrashort UV laser pulses by numerically solving the corresponding time dependent Schrödinger equation. Photoelectron angular distributions (PADs) in molecular above threshold ionization (MATI) exhibit: (i) asymmetry resulting from interference of coherent electron wave packets from multiple pathway ionization, which depends critically on the relative carrier envelope phase (CEP) ? between the two colour laser pulses and photoelectron kinetic energies; (ii) rotation with respect to the molecular symmetry axes due to effects of the nonspherical two center Coulomb potential. Such features are described by multi-photon perturbative theoretical ionization models. The ionization probability is functions of both the CEP ? and the angle ? between the electron emission and the molecular axis. The influence of pulse intensity and ellipticity on PADs in MATI is also investigated. It is found that the asymmetry depends on the pulse intensity whereas the rotation angle is shown to be sensitive to the pulse ellipticity, both reflecting the orientation dependence of molecular ionization probabilities.

  2. Ce-PROMOTED Bond Activation of Ethylene Probed by Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy

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    Zhang, Yuchen; Kumari, Sudesh; Cao, Wenjin; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2015-06-01

    Ce(C_2H_2) and Ce(C_4H_6) complexes were observed in the reaction of Ce atom with ethylene in a supersonic molecular beam source and investigated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy (MATI) and theoretical calculations. Preliminary data analysis shows that Ce(C_2H_2) has a triangle structure (C2v) with Ce binding to C_2H_2 in a two-fold mode and Ce(C_4H_6) has a five-membered metallacyclic structure (Cs) with Ce binding to the two terminal carbon atoms of butadiene. The ground states of both species are triplets with a 4f16s1 Ce-based electron configuration and those of the corresponding ions are doublets from the removal of the 6s1 electron. The Ce(C_2H_2) complex is formed by ethylene dehydrogenation, whereas Ce(C_4H_6) by ethylene dehydrogenation and carbon-carbon bond coupling. The MATI spectra of Ce(C_2H_2) and Ce(C_4H_6) are rather similar to those of the corresponding La complexes previously observed by our group, except that the spectra of the Ce complexes exhibit two electronic transitions with almost identical vibrational intervals. This observation suggests that the existence of a 4f electron results in an increased complexity of the electronic spectra and states of the lanthanide hydrocarbons.

  3. Threshold Ionization of La(C_5H_8) Formed by La-MEDIATED Dehydrogenation of 1-PENTENE

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    Cao, Wenjin; Zhang, Yuchen; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2016-06-01

    La(C_5H_8) was formed by La reaction with 1-pentene (CH2=CH-CH2-CH3) in a laser-vaporization supersonic molecular beam source and characterized with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The MATI spectrum displays an origin band at 38988 (5) wn and three vibrational intervals of 130, 294, and 415 wn. The La(C_5H_8) complex is identified as a five-membered metallacycle in C1 point group, with the doublet and singlet being the lowest energy states of the neutral and cation, respectively. The energy at 38998 wn corresponds to the adiabatic ionization energy of the complex, and the three vibration intervals in the order of the frequency increase are assigned to the terminal CH_3 torsion, asymmetric La-ligand stretch, and symmetric La-ligand stretch excitation of the ion. The La + 1-penetene reaction will also be compared with La reactions with other five-carbon hydrocarbon molecules, such as isoprene, 1-pentyne, and 1,4-pentadiene.

  4. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of the rotamers of p-n-propylphenol cations and configuration effect

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    Li, Changyong; Lin, Jung Lee; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2005-01-01

    Two-color resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy was used to record the vibrationally resolved cation spectra of the selected rotamers of p-n-propylphenol. The adiabatic ionization energies of the trans, gauche-A, and gauche-B rotamers are determined to be 65 283±5, 65 385±5, and 65 369±5 cm-1, which are less than that of phenol by 3342, 3240, and 3256 cm-1, respectively. This suggests that the n-propyl substitution causes a greater degree in lowering the energy level in the cationic than the neutral ground state. Analysis on the MATI spectra of the selected rotamers of p-n-propylphenol cation shows that the relative orientation of the p-n-alkyl group has little effect on the in-plane ring vibrations. However, the low-frequency C3H7 bending vibrations appear to be active only for the two gauche forms of the cation.

  5. Mass-analyzed threshold ionization and structural isomers of M3O4 (M = Sc, Y, and La)

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    Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Krasnokutski, Serge A.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2012-08-01

    M3O4 (M = Sc, Y, and La) were produced in a pulsed laser-vaporization molecular beam source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and electronic structure calculations. Adiabatic ionization energies (AIEs) of the neutral clusters and vibrational frequencies of the cations were measured accurately for the first time from the MATI spectra. Five possible structural isomers of M3O4 were considered in the calculations and spectral analysis. A cage-like structure in C3v point group was identified as the most stable one. The structure is formed by fusing three M2O2 fragments together, each sharing two O-M bonds with others. The ground electronic state of the neutral clusters is 2A1 with the unpaired electron being largely a metal-based s character. Ionization of the 2A1 state yields a 1A1 ion state in a similar geometry to the neutral cluster. The AIEs of the clusters are 4.4556 (6), 4.0586(6), and 3.4750(6) eV for M = Sc, Y, and La, respectively. The observed vibrational modes of the cations include metal-oxygen stretching, metal triangle breathing, and oxygen-metal-oxygen rocking in the frequency range of 200-800 cm-1.

  6. Electronic Transitions and Spin-Orbit Splitting of Lanthanum Dimer

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    Liu, Yang; Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2011-06-01

    Lanthanum dimer (La_2) was studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and a series of high-level multi-configuration ab initio calculations (CASSCF, CASPT2, and MRCI). The MATI spectrum exhibits three band systems originating at 39044, 40312, and 40862 Cm-1, respectively. Above the band origin, the first band system displays a vibrational progression of ˜232 Cm-1, and the other two show vibrational progression with the same interval of ˜240 Cm-1. Below the band origin, the three systems exhibit the same vibrational interval of ˜207 Cm-1. These band systems are assigned to three electronic transitions from the ground state of La_2 to the low-lying electronic states of La_2^+: ^2Σ^+_g ← ^1Σ^+_g, ^2Πu,1/2 ← ^1Σ^+_g, and ^2Πu,3/2 ← ^1Σ^+_g. The spin-orbit splitting in the ^2ΠU ion state is 550 Cm-1. In addition, the electronic states and bonding of La_2 will be compared with those of Sc_2 and Y_2.

  7. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization and Structures of M_3C_2(M=Sc, La)

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    Wu, Lu; Mourad, Roudjane; Yang, D. S.

    2011-06-01

    M_3C_2 (M=Sc, La) clusters are produced by laser vaporization in a pulsed metal-cluster source and identified by photoionization mass spectrometry. Vibrationally resolved ion spectra are obtained with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The MATI spectra of M_3C_2 (M=Sc, La) exhibit a weak 0-0 transition, indicating a significant geometry difference between the neutral and ionized clusters. The ionization energies of Sc_2C_2 and La_3C_2 are measured to be 36398 (5) and 30051(5) Cm-1, respectively. In addition, the spectra of the two clusters display a number of vibrational intervals that are associated with M_3 deformations. Preliminary data analysis shows that both clusters have a C2v bi-pyramid structure in the neutral state and a D3h bi-pyramid structure in the ion state, and the spectra may be assigned to the ^1A'_1 (D3h)← ^2B_2 (C2v) transitions.

  8. Pulsed-field ionization spectroscopy of high Rydberg states (n=50-200) of bis(ɛ6-benzene)chromium

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    Choi, Kyo-Won; Choi, Sunyoung; Baek, Sun Jong; Kim, Sang Kyu

    2007-01-01

    The ionization behavior of the high Rydberg states of bis(η6-benzene)chromium in the presence of ac and/or dc fields has been explored. The application of an ac scrambling field at the time of laser excitation lengthens the lifetime of the Rydberg state by almost two orders of magnitude. The lifetime enhancement by the scrambling field is much more effective for n <100 than it is for n >100 Rydberg states. The pulsed-field ionization of Rydberg states of n <100 shows the typical diabatic ionization behavior for low n. The two distinct ionization behaviors observed for the relatively low (n=50-100) and high (n=100-200) Rydberg states suggest that the former originate from the optically accessed nf Rydberg series, whereas the latter are due to np Rydberg series. Based on the understanding of the ionization behavior of bis(η6-benzene)chromium, the accurate ionization potential is deduced to give IP =5.4665±0.0003eV. Optimization of the various electric field conditions greatly enhances the spectral sensitivity of the mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The high-resolution MATI spectrum of the title molecule obtained here provides precise cationic vibrational frequencies for many skeletal and benzene ring modes. A number of vibrational modes are newly identified, and the ambiguity regarding to some mode assignments is now clearly resolved through the Frank-Condon analysis based on ab initio calculations.

  9. Vibrational and Geometric Structures of La{_3}C{_2}O and La{_3}C{_2}O^+ from Masse-Analyzed Threshold Ionization

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    Mourad, Roudjane; Wu, Lu; Yang, D. S.

    2011-06-01

    La{_3}C{_2}O is produced for the first time by laser vaporization in a pulsed cluster source and identified by photoionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Vibrationally-resolved ion spectra are obtained with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The adiabatic ionization energy of La{_3}C{_2}O is measured to be 30891(5) Cm-1. The spectra display several short vibrational progressions, and these progressions are associated mainly with La-La, La-C and La{_3}C{_2}O stretching excitations. The electron-spin multiplicities and molecular symmetries of La{_3}C{_2}O and La{_3}C{_2}O^+ are determined by combining the experimental measurements with ab initio calculations at MP2 level. Preliminary data analysis shows that the ^1A_1 ← ^2A_1 transition is responsible for the observed MATI spectra. The cluster has C2v symmetry with La{_3}C{_2}O in a bi-pyramid structure and oxygen being attached to the La_3 plane.

  10. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization of Lanthanum Oxide Clusters: La_2O_2 and La_3O_4

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    Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Krasnokutski, Sergiy; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2009-06-01

    Lanthanum oxide clusters are produced by laser vaporization in a pulsed cluster source and identified by photoionization mass spectrometry. Vibrationally resolved ion spectra are obtained with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The MATI spectra of La_2O_2 and La_3O_4 exhibit a very strong 0-0 transition, indicating similar geometries for the neutral and ionized clusters and a very weakly bonding or non-bonding electron ejected from an outmost molecular orbital. The ionization energies of La_2O_2 and La_3O_4 are measured to be 36937(5) and 28028(5) cm^{-1}, respectively. In addition, the spectra of both clusters display a number of vibrational intervals that are associated with metal-metal, metal-oxygen, and oxygen-oxygen vibrations. Preliminary data analysis shows that the La_2O_2 cluster has a D_{2h} planar structure and La_3O_4 has a C_{3v} cage-like structure, both with alternating La-O-La bonds. The spectra may be assigned to the ^2Ag←^1Ag transition in the case of La_2O_2 and ^1A_1←^2A_1 in La_3O_4 .

  11. Resonant two-photon ionization and mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of the selected rotamers of m-methoxyaniline and o-methoxyaniline

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    Lin, Jung Lee; Huang, Chen-Jso; Lin, Cheng-Huang; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2007-07-01

    We report the resonant two-photon ionization and mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of m-methoxyaniline and o-methoxyaniline. The vibronic features of m-methoxyaniline are built on 34308 ± 2 and 34495 ± 2 cm -1 corresponding to the origins of the S 1 ← S 0 electronic transition ( E1's) of the cis and trans rotamers. Analysis of the MATI spectra gives the adiabatic ionization energies (IEs) of 59983 ± 5 and 60879 ± 5 cm -1 for these two species. o-Methoxyaniline is found to have only one stable structure whose E1 and IE are 33875 ± 2 and 58678 ± 5 cm -1, respectively. Most of the active vibrations of m- and o-methoxyaniline in the electronically excited S 1 and cationic ground D 0 states result from the in-plane ring vibrations. Comparing these data with those of p-methoxyaniline allows us to learn about the vicinal substitution effects resulting from the relative locations of the NH 2 and OCH 3 substituents.

  12. K selection in one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization of CH3I and CD3I to the X~ 2E3/2 state cations

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    Lee, Mina; Bae, Yong Jin; Kim, Myung Soo

    2008-01-01

    One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra for the X˜E3/22 states of CH3I+ and CD3I + were measured using vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave mixing in Kr. Spin-orbit density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ level and spin-orbit/Jahn-Teller calculations were made to aid vibrational assignment. Each vibrational band consisted of several peaks due to different ΔK transitions, which could be assigned by using molecular parameters determined in the previous high resolution photodissociation spectroscopic study. Possibility of generating mass-selected, vibronically selected and K-selected ion beam with decent intensity by one-photon MATI was demonstrated. The ionization energies to the X˜E3/22 states of CH3I + and CD3I+ corrected for the rotational contribution were 9.5386±0.0006 and 9.5415±0.0006eV, respectively.

  13. Resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of 1-fluoronaphthalene and 2-fluoronaphthalene

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    Tzeng, Sheng Yuan; Wu, Jui Yang; Zhang, Shudong; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2012-11-01

    We applied the resonant two-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) technique to record the cation spectra of 1-fluoronaphthalene (1FN) and 2-fluoronaphthalene (2FN) by ionizing via several intermediate vibronic states. The adiabatic ionization energies of 1FN and 2FN are found to be 66 194 and 66 771 ± 5 cm-1, respectively. Distinct MATI bands resulting from in-plane ring deformation are found at 437, 517, 703, and 779 cm-1 for 1FN; and 286, 455, 494, 764, and 1031 cm-1 for 2FN. Frequencies of these modes are slightly greater than the corresponding ones in the vibronic spectra. This indicates that the molecular geometry in the cationic D0 state is slightly more rigid than that in the neutral S1 state. Comparing the present experimental data with those of naphthalene suggests that the frequency difference of each mode depends on the vibrational pattern, location of the F atom, and degree of the F atom involved in the overall vibration.

  14. One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of CH2BrI: Extensive bending progression, reduced steric effect, and spin-orbit effect in the cation

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Hyoseok; Lee, Yoon Sup; Kim, Myung Soo

    2005-07-01

    One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of CH2BrI was obtained using coherent vacuum-ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference-frequency mixing in Kr. Unlike CH2ClI investigated previously, a very extensive bending (Br-C-I) progression was observed. Vibrational frequencies of CH2BrI+ were measured from the spectra and the vibrational assignments were made by utilizing frequencies calculated by the density-functional-theory (DFT) method using relativistic effective core potentials with and without the spin-orbit terms. A noticeable spin-orbit effect on the vibrational frequencies was observed from the DFT calculations, even though its influence was not so dramatic as in CH2ClI+. A simple explanation based on the bonding characteristics of the molecular orbitals involved in the ionization is presented to account for the above differences between the MATI spectra of CH2BrI and CH2ClI. The 0-0 band of the CH2BrI spectrum could be identified through the use of combined data from calculations and experiments. The adiabatic ionization energy determined from the position of this band was 9.5944±0.0006eV, which was significantly smaller than the vertical ionization energy reported previously.

  15. Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy and Spin-Orbit Coupling of Cerium-Hydrocarbon Complexes

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    Zhang, Yuchen; Kumari, Sudesh; Schmidt, Michael W.; Gordon, Mark S.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2017-06-01

    Ce(C_{2}H_{2}) and Ce(C_{4}H_{6}) are produced by the Ce-mediated ethylene activation and investigated by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy, isotopic substitutions, and relativistic quantum chemical computations. The MATI spectrum of Ce(C_{2}H_{2}) exhibits two nearly identical band systems separated by 128 \\wn, and that of Ce(C_{4}H_{6}) shows three similar band systems separated by 55 and 105 \\wn. These separations are not affected by deuteration. The observed band systems for the two Ce-hydrocarbon species are attributed to the spin-orbit splitting arising from interactions of triplet and singlet states. Ce(C_{2}H_{2}) is a metallacyclopropene in C_{2v} symmetry, and Ce(C_{4}H_{6}) is a metallacyclopentene in C_{s} symmetry. The low-energy valence electron configurations of the neutral and ionic states of each species are Ce 4f^{1}6s^{1} and Ce 4f^{1}, respectively. The remaining two electrons that are associated with the isolated Ce atom or ion are spin paired in a molecular orbital that is a bonding combination between a Ce 5d orbital and a hydrocarbon π* antibonding orbital.

  16. CP violation and the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe

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    Hambye, Thomas

    2012-03-01

    In our everyday environment one observes only matter. That's quite a fortunate situation! Any sizeable presence of antimatter on Earth, from the enormous energy it would release through annihilation with matter, would prevent us talking about it! For the physicist this fact, at first sight obvious, is nevertheless a kind of surprise: antimatter, which is observed in cosmic rays, in radioactive decays of nuclei, which has been copiously produced and extensively studied in accelerators and which is nowadays currently used in hospitals, turns out to have pretty much the same properties as matter. Moreover, the fact that matter dominates appears to be a general property of our Universe: no evidence of large quantities of antimatter has been observed at any distance from us. Why would matter have taken the advantage on antimatter? In this short review we explain how, through a limited number of basic elements, one can find answers to this question. Matter and antimatter have, in fact, not exactly the same properties: from laboratory experiments CP conservation is known not to be a fundamental law of nature. Dans notre vie de tous les jours nous n'appréhendons que de la matière et rien ne nous indique à première vue qu'il puisse exister de l'antimatière. Bienheureux sommes nous ! La présence d'une quelconque quantité macroscopique d'antimatière autour de nous, par l'énergie qu'elle dégagerait en s'annihilant avec la matière, nous empêcherait d'être là pour en parler ! Cet état de chose est cependant une surprise pour le physicien : l'antimatière qui est aujourd'hui bien connue — étant observée et utilisée tous les jours dans les rayons cosmiques, les processus radioactifs, les accélérateurs de particules et les hôpitaux — a des propriétés très similaires à celles de la matière. De plus le fait que la matière domine apparaît être une caractéristique générale de notre univers : aucune trace d'une grande quantité d'antimatière n'a

  17. Diffusion, diffraction des neutrons en temps réel et études réalisées in situ

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    Isnard, O.

    2003-02-01

    La diffusion des neutrons est une technique particulièrement efficace pour l'analyse en temps réel des processus réactionnels dans la matière. La diffraction de neutrons in situ a été développée très tôt sur les sources à haut flux tel que l'Institut Laue Langevin. Ces études nécessitent un flux de neutrons important et un détecteur couvrant un domaine angulaire le plus grand possible. Les neutrons offrent la spécificité d'être très peu absorbés par nombre de matériaux, cette faible absorption fait de la diffusion neutronique un excellent outil pour sonder la matière en volume et de manière non destructive. Cela permet en particulier d'utiliser des environnements d'échantillons complexes tout en conservant un flux raisonnable. La diffusion de neutrons en temps réel est donc très largement utilisée par diverses communautés scientifiques : sciences des matériaux, physiciens, chimistes... L'objet de ce cours est de donner les paramètres importants pour ce type d'étude et d'illustrer le propos à l'aide d'exemples pris dans des domaines scientifiques divers : électrochimie, magnétisme, métallurgie, chimie du solide. Après avoir présenté quelques repères méthodologiques sur les méthodes d'acquisition de données, des exemples montreront le fort potentiel de la diffusion neutronique en temps réel pour l'étude de la matière dans des conditions dynamiques. Enfin, nous donnerons aussi quelques conseils pour la visualisation, le dépouillement et l'analyse de ce type d'expérience. La diffusion des neutrons sur poudre est actuellement très bien adaptée aux études réalisées in situ. Cependant, nous verrons que la faisabilité d'études in situ s'étend à d'autres techniques expérimentales telles que la diffusion des neutrons aux petits angles et même la diffusion sur monocristal qui est en plein renouveau.

  18. Physical Activity Participation and Preferences: Developmental and Oncology-Related Transitions in Adolescents Treated for Cancer.

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    Wright, Marilyn

    2015-08-01

    Objet: Décrire la fonction motrice, la participation, les obstacles et les préférences en matière d'activité physique chez les adolescents avant et après un traitement du cancer et discuter de la promotion de l'activité physique dans le contexte des transitions du développement et du cancer. Méthode: Une étude transversale a utilisé les échelles d'autodéclaration et de déclaration par les parents du questionnaire Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) et des questions sur la participation et les préférences en matière d'activité physique afin de recueillir des données sur la mobilité des transferts, la mobilité de base, le fonctionnement dans les sports et le fonctionnement physique auprès de 80 adolescents et de 63 parents. Résultats: Les résultats du questionnaire PODCI pour les adolescents recevant un traitement étaient plus variables et considérablement plus bas que pour les adolescents qui avaient terminé leur traitement il y a plus de deux ans. La fatigue, la douleur, la santé en général et les recommandations du médecin étaient fréquemment désignées comme étant des obstacles à l'activité physique chez les adolescents qui reçoivent un traitement. Bon nombre d'entre eux n'atteignaient pas les niveaux d'activité physique recommandés. Les adolescents ont exprimé des préférences pour l'activité physique pratiquée avec des amis ou en famille, à la maison ou à l'école, dans l'après-midi ou le soir et dans des loisirs et des sports que les adolescents choisissent habituellement. Conclusions: Les capacités physiques, la participation et les obstacles en matière d'activité physique varient au cours du parcours du cancer. Les interventions devraient tenir compte de la variabilité ainsi que des préférences et des environnements des individus au cours des trajectoires et des transitions du traitement du cancer et du développement du jeune pour que ce dernier puisse adopter de saines habitudes de vie

  19. Facteurs d’ambiance dans l’industrie textile en République Démocratique du Congo: état de lieu

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    Kitronza, Panda Lukongo; Philippe, Mairiaux

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Ce travail vise à faire une évaluation des nuisances dans le milieu de travail du secteur textile en République Démocratique du Congo. Méthodes Nous avons effectué une étude transversale et analytique. Sur 257 travailleurs sélectionnés par échantillonnage systématique, 229 travailleurs ont été retenus. 223 postes de travail ont fait l'objet de mesures pour le bruit, l'éclairage, et la chaleur. Les informations recueillies l'ont été à partir de la consultation des documents de l'entreprise, de l'interrogatoire mené par questionnaire dirigé portant essentiellement sur les renseignements socio professionnels et par des mesurages. L'analyse descriptive a été faite pour les données sociodémographiques et professionnelles et l'approche analytique pour les mesurages. Résultats Dans cette entreprise 88% des travailleurs sont des ouvriers. Le département de tissage englobe presque 68% des travailleurs. La plupart travaillent en trois pauses (85%). La population d'étude est majoritairement masculine à 85%, vieillissante avec 52% de plus de 40 ans et instruite (80%). Dans l'entreprise, seuls 12,1 % des postes de travail respectent les normes en matière de bruit et 18 % des postes en matière d'éclairage. 94% des postes ne respectent pas les normes en matière de chaleur pour un travail lourd. Conclusion Notre étude a permis de mettre en évidence les nuisances au sein de l'industrie, montrant un écart important par rapport aux normes prescrites pour les nuisances mesurées. Ces résultats est un plaidoyer pour développer des mesures de prévention appropriées. Ils sont à confronter à ceux d'autres études plus approfondies dans ce milieu. PMID:28154733

  20. Conduite automobile et démence

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    Lee, Linda; Molnar, Frank

    2017-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Fournir aux médecins de première ligne une approche relative aux préoccupations de sécurité au volant lorsque les personnes âgées présentent des troubles de mémoire. Sources d’information L’approche est fondée sur un programme de formation agréé des cliniques de la mémoire, élaboré par la clinique de la mémoire du Centre for Family Medicine. Message principal L’un des aspects les plus difficiles des soins aux personnes atteintes de démence est l’évaluation de la sécurité au volant. Les conducteurs atteints de démence présentent un risque plus élevé de collisions, quoique de nombreux conducteurs dont l’atteinte est légère soient aptes à conduire pendant encore plusieurs années. Puisque l’aptitude à conduire dépend de multiples compétences cognitives et fonctionnelles, de nombreux facteurs entrent en jeu lorsque les cliniciens déterminent si les sujets de préoccupation en matière de cognition se répercutent sur l’aptitude à conduire. Les observations spécifiques tirées de l’anamnèse corroborée et des tests cognitifs effectués en cabinet pourraient aider le médecin à décider s’il doit recommander le patient à un examen pratique complet et aviser les autorités provinciales du transport, conformément aux exigences en matière de déclarations. La communication doit être axée sur le patient et menée avec tact. Conclusion Les médecins de première ligne doivent tenir compte de plusieurs facteurs lorsqu’ils déterminent si les sujets de leurs préoccupations en matière de cognition pourraient se répercuter sur l’aptitude des conducteurs âgés à prendre le volant. PMID:28115452

  1. The Science of and Advanced Technology for Cost-Effective Manufacture of High Precision Engineering Products. Volume 6. Accuracy Improvement of a CNC Machining Center by Using a Touch Probe and a Metrology Pallet.

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    1986-11-01

    xo,yo, zo,errorxo,erroryo,errorzo real mat, transmat , fainv,errorx,errory,errorz ,c real cerrorx,cerrory,cerrorz integer np,ia,m,n, iainv,ier,nl...34 dimension s(IO0),wk(100) dimension mat(100,50) , transmat (50,100),fainv(50,100) ,c(50) double precision a(13,13), ainv(13,13) o pen( uni t=3 , f ile...a t(i+ 2 ,12) =x(j) - xo mat(i+2,13) =0. 200 continue c calculate the transposition of a matrix mat(np*3,np2) do 210 i1l,np*3 do 210 j1l,np2 transmat

  2. 25th Birthday Cern- Restaurant

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    2006-05-05

    Cérémonie du 25ème anniversaire du Cern avec plusieurs orateurs et la présence de nombreux autorités cantonales et communales genevoises et personnalités, directeurs généraux, ministres, chercheurs.... Le conseiller féderal et chef du département des affaires étrangères de la confédération Monsieur Pierre Aubert prend la parole pour célébrer à la fois les résultats très remarquables de la coopération internationale en matière scientifique, mais aussi la volonté politique des états européens de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour faire oeuvre d'avenir. Un grand hommage est aussi donné aux deux directeurs disparus, les prof.Bakker et Gregory.

  3. Determination of tributyltin (TBT) in marine sediment using pressurised liquid extraction-gas chromatography-isotope dilution mass spectrometry (PLE-GC-IDMS) with a hexane-tropolone mixture.

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    Konieczka, Piotr; Sejerøe-Olsen, Berit; Linsinger, Thomas P J; Schimmel, Heinz

    2007-06-01

    Extraction conditions for the determination of tributyltin (TBT) in sediment samples have been developed further. The analytical procedure is based on spiking with isotopically labelled analyte, pressurised liquid extraction (PLE) with a hexane/tropolone mixture, Grignard derivatization and quantification by GC-MS. It was applied to two unknown sediment samples as part of an intercomparison exercise of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM). The detection limit was approximately 1.5 ng/g TBT as Sn, while the repeatability and intermediate precision (as the coefficient of variation) were 1.9% and 3.2%, respectively. The expanded uncertainty was 6.2% (coverage factor k = 2), and the accuracy was confirmed by measurement of a certified reference material.

  4. High accuracy determination of malachite green and leucomalachite green in salmon tissue by exact matching isotope dilution mass spectrometry.

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    Hall, Zoe; Hopley, Chris; O'Connor, Gavin

    2008-10-15

    A high accuracy method for the quantification of malachite green (MG) and leucomalachite green (LMG) in salmon is described. Analytical challenges including the effects of analyte instability and matrix suppression were minimised by the use of exact matching isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The developed method included overnight extraction in acidified acetonitrile/ammonium acetate buffer and analysis by LC-MS/MS utilising isotopic internal standards. This method was used to determine the level of MG and LMG in a sample of salmon used in an international inter-comparison organised by the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM). The sum of MG and LMG was found to be 9.32+/-0.98ngg(-1) at the 95% confidence interval (relative expanded uncertainty 10.5% (k=2)). This encompassed the mean and median of the CCQM inter-comparison.

  5. Hybrid Multifoil Aerogel Thermal Insulation

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    Sakamoto, Jeffrey; Paik, Jong-Ah; Jones, Steven; Nesmith, Bill

    2008-01-01

    This innovation blends the merits of multifoil insulation (MFI) with aerogel-based insulation to develop a highly versatile, ultra-low thermally conductive material called hybrid multifoil aerogel thermal insulation (HyMATI). The density of the opacified aerogel is 240 mg/cm3 and has thermal conductivity in the 20 mW/mK range in high vacuum and 25 mW/mK in 1 atmosphere of gas (such as argon) up to 800 C. It is stable up to 1,000 C. This is equal to commercially available high-temperature thermal insulation. The thermal conductivity of the aerogel is 36 percent lower compared to several commercially available insulations when tested in 1 atmosphere of argon gas up to 800 C.

  6. Aromatic pi-pi interaction mediated by a metal atom: structure and ionization of the bis(eta(6)-benzene)chromium-benzene cluster.

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    Han, Songhee; Singh, N Jiten; Kang, Tae Yeon; Choi, Kyo-Won; Choi, Sunyoung; Baek, Sun Jong; Kim, Kwang S; Kim, Sang Kyu

    2010-07-21

    Aromatic pi-pi interaction in the presence of a metal atom has been investigated experimentally and theoretically with the model system of bis(eta(6)-benzene)chromium-benzene cluster (Cr(Bz)(2)-Bz) in which a free solvating benzene is non-covalently attached to the benzene moiety of Cr(Bz)(2). One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and first principles calculations are employed to identify the structure of Cr(Bz)(2)-Bz which adopts the parallel-displaced configuration. The decrease in ionization potential for Cr(Bz)(2)-Bz compared with Cr(Bz)(2), resulting from the increase of the cation-pi stabilization energy upon ionization, is consistent with the parallel-displaced structure of the cluster. Theoretical calculations give the detailed cluster structures with associated energetics, thus revealing the nature of pi-pi-metal or pi-pi-cation interactions at the molecular level.

  7. L'astronomie dans le monde

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    Manfroid, J.

    2003-09-01

    Système solaire poussiéreux; Combien d'étoiles dans le ciel?; Distance d'un pulsar; Planètes poussières et métaux; Un amateur belge bat les professionnels; Matière sombre; Supernova asymétrique; Anneau liégeois; Amas globulaires; Amas globulaires vagabonds; Baptême de satellites; Champ de gravité terrestre; Début de l'univers; XMM et Geminga; Carte neutrinos du ciel; Galaxies et trous noirs; Univers X; SMART-1: signal de départ pour l'aventure lunaire; Les saisons de Pluton; Planète dans M4; Rotation des pulsars; Un jumeau de Jupiter?; Le satellite ISO; Mars Express~:dernier clin d'oeil à la Terre; Waterworld: une réalité?

  8. Signature spectrale des grains interstellaires.

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    Léger, A.

    Notre connaissance de la nature des grains interstellaires reposait sur un nombre très restreint de signatures spectrales dans la courbe d'extinction du milieu interstellaire. Une information considérable est contenue dans les 40 bandes interstellaires diffuses dans le visible, mais reste inexploitée. L'interprétation récente des cinq bandes IR en émission, en terme de molécules d'hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques, est développée. Elle permet l'utilisation d'une information spectroscopique comparable, à elle seule, à ce sur quoi était basée jusqu'alors notre connaissance de la matière interstellaire condensée. Différentes implications de cette mise en évidence sont proposées.

  9. Si vous pensez que c'est juste un mal de jambe… détrompez-vous: ce que les leaders en santé doivent savoir sur la maladie artérielle périphérique.

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    Papia, Giuseppe; Mayer, Perry; Kelton, David; Queen, Douglas; Elliott, James A; Kuhnke, Janet L

    2015-11-01

    Environ 800 000 Canadiens ont une maladie artérielle périphérique (MAP), une cause majeure d'amputation. Pourtant, le public et les cliniciens connaissent très peu cette maladie. Le présent article traite de la campagne de sensibilisation Si vous pensez que c'est juste un mal de jambe… détrompez-vous que l'Association canadienne du soin des plaies a lancée pour contrer cette tendance. Il porte également sur les facteurs de risque et le dépistage de la MAP, son lien avec le diabète, son traitement et ses soins, ses innovations en matière de soins de la MAP et la nécessité de faire preuve de leadership sur le plan des politiques. © 2015 Collège canadien des leaders en santé

  10. Penetration Performance of Tungsten Alloy Penetrators with L/D Ratios of 1 to 1/32

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    1991-06-01

    mati -1 mat2 -2 aneos -1 iron rhug=-I thug=-1 aneosi 1 -1 7.86 0. 0. 4.5e5 1.69 0. aneosi 3.1416 0. -1, -7.36e10 0. 0. 0. aneosi 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0...1.27 y2 0.0 endinsert endpackage endblock endinsertion edit blor,k 1 63 expanded endblock endedit eos numn 2 mat! -1 mat2 -2 aneos -1 iron rhUg=-1...endinsertion edit block 1 expanded 69 endbldck endedit eos num 2 mat1 -1 mat2 -2 aneos -1 iron rhug=-I thug=-1 aneosi 1 -1 7.86 0. 0. 4.5e5 1.69 0. aneosi

  11. Que peut-on voir avec des neutrons? Une introduction pour des non spécialistes

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    Schweizer, J.

    2005-11-01

    Le neutron est une particule élémentaire qui a été découverte en 1932 par James Chadwick. Ses caractéristiques principales sont résumées dans le tableau I. Il a été utilisé pour la première fois par Clifford Shull en 1946 comme outil pour des expériences de diffusion. Cette technique s'est depuis constamment développée pour concerner tous les aspects de la matière condensée: physique, chimie, matériaux, biologie. Il s'agit d'un outil tout à fait exceptionnel car le neutron possède des propriétés uniques et particulièrement adaptées pour ces études.

  12. Study of the upper spin--orbit state of the chloroiodomethane cation by mass-analyzed threshold ionization

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    Lee, Mina; Kim, Myung Soo

    2006-11-01

    The vibrational spectrum of CH 2ClI + in the upper spin-orbit state was obtained by one-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrometry. The accurate ionization energy of the upper spin-orbit state was determined to be 10.3045 ± 0.0006 eV. The energy gap between the upper and lower spin-orbit states was 0.5539 ± 0.0012 eV. The frequency of the Cl-C-I bending mode was found to be most affected by the spin-orbit interaction. This suggests that the avoided crossing between the lower and upper spin-orbit states occurs along a direction close to the Cl-C-I bending coordinate.

  13. ION PAIR DISSOCIATION: Spectroscopy and Dynamics

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    Suits, Arthur G.; Hepburn, John W.

    2006-05-01

    Ion pair dissociation processes may be studied using coherent vacuum ultraviolet laser sources in a manner entirely analogous to photoelectron spectroscopy, albeit with the anion playing the role of a heavy electron. If the excitation energy is above the dissociation energy and the kinetic energy of the fragment is measured using ion imaging, this approach is termed ion pair imaging spectroscopy (IPIS) and is related to conventional photoelectron spectroscopy. If the excitation energy is just below the dissociation energy and pulsed-field dissociation is employed, this approach is analogous to mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and is termed threshold ion pair production spectroscopy (TIPPS). These approaches provide a novel means of investigating ion thermochemistry and spectroscopy and superexcited state decay dynamics at high resolution.

  14. Structures and vibrations of neutral and cationic 3- and 4-aminophenol

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    Unterberg, C.; Gerlach, A.; Jansen, A.; Gerhards, M.

    2004-10-01

    A combined experimental and theoretical study on the structures and vibrations of 3- and 4-aminophenol in their neutral and ionic ground states is presented. The vibrations of the two possible isomers of 3-aminophenol and the one isomer of 4-aminophenol are investigated by mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy in the ionic ground state and by infrared resonant 2-photon ionization (IR/R2PI) spectroscopy in the neutral ground state. The experimentally observed vibrational frequencies of all isomers are in excellent agreement with the calculated values obtained by density functional theory (DFT) and at the complete active space self-consistent field (CASSCF) level of theory. The calculations support the assignment of different isomers. Furthermore, the experimentally observed ionization potentials are well predicted by CASMP2//CASSCF calculations.

  15. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of p -aminophenol cation and the substitution effect

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    Xie, Yan; Lin, Jung Lee; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2004-10-01

    The mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of p-aminophenol have been recorded by ionizing via the vibrationless 0 0 and vibrational 6a 1, 12 1, and 1 1 levels in the S 1 state. The adiabatic ionization energy (IE) of this molecule is determined to be 58,822 ± 5 cm -1. The frequencies of ring vibrational modes 6a, 12, 1, and 18b of the cation are measured to be 458, 768, 835, and 1181 cm -1, respectively. Comparing these new data of p-aminophenol with those of several p-substituted anilines and p-substituted phenols leads to a better understanding about the substitution effects on the IE as well as the cation vibration.

  16. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of p-fluorostyrene

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    Georgiev, S.; Neusser, H. J.; Chakraborty, Tapas

    2004-05-01

    Adiabatic ionization energy (AIE) and two-color threshold ion vibrational spectra of p-fluorostyrene have been measured by mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) method via three different intermediate levels in the first excited state, vibrationless S1 origin, 421411, and 231 vibronic levels. Features of the ion vibrational spectra indicates that the geometry of the molecular ion including the conformation of the vinyl chain in the ionic ground state (D0) is almost identical to that of its neutral ground state (S0), and ionization has very little effect on the vibrational potentials of the aromatic ring modes. Comparison of the AIE with the reported value of styrene shows that fluorination at the para position of the aromatic ring has little effect on energy of the electron ejected in ionization process from the styrene chromophore.

  17. Vacuum ultraviolet mass-analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of hexafluorobenzene: The Jahn-Teller effect and vibrational analysis

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    Kwon, Chan Ho; Kim, Myung Soo

    2004-06-01

    One-photon mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum of hexafluorobenzene was obtained by using vacuum ultraviolet radiation generated by four-wave difference frequency mixing in Kr. The ionization energy of hexafluorobenzene determined from the position of the 0-0 band was 9.9108±0.0006 eV. To aid the spectral analysis, the Jahn-Teller coupling parameters for four e2g modes of C6F6+ in the ground electronic state were calculated from the topographical data of the potential energy surface obtained at the density functional theory (DFT) level. These were used in the initial calculation of the energies of the Jahn-Teller states and upgraded through the multimode fit to the experimental data. Excellent agreement between the experimental and calculated frequencies was achieved. The vibrations which are not linear Jahn-Teller active were observed and could be assigned by referring to the frequencies obtained at the DFT level.

  18. Threshold ionization spectroscopic investigation of supersonic jet-cooled, laser-desorbed Tryptophan

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    Taherkhani, Mehran; Armentano, Antonio; Černý, Jiří; Müller-Dethlefs, Klaus

    2016-07-01

    Tryptophan (Trp) was studied by two-colour Photoionization Efficiency (PIE) and Mass Analysed Threshold Ionization (MATI) spectroscopy using a laser desorption apparatus. Conformer A of Trp was excited into the S1 state (34,878 cm-1) and the second laser was scanned around the D0 cation ground and the D1 excited state. No ionization signal into the D0 state could be found, but a clear threshold was observed for the D1 state with an ionization energy of 66,704 ± 3 cm-1 (8.27 eV). This observation is explained in terms of the electronic configurations of the S1 and cationic states.

  19. Construction of In-house Databases in a Corporation

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    Senoo, Tetsuo

    As computer technology, communication technology and others have progressed, many corporations are likely to locate constructing and utilizing their own databases at the center of the information activities, and aim at developing their information activities newly. This paper considers how information management in a corporation is affected under changing management and technology environments, and clarifies and generalizes what in-house databases should be constructed and utilized from the viewpoints of requirements to be furnished, types and forms of information to be dealt, indexing, use type and frequency, evaluation method and so on. The author outlines an information system of Matsushita called MATIS (Matsushita Technical Information System) as an actual example, and describes the present status and some points to be reminded in constructing and utilizing databases of REP, BOOK and SYMP.

  20. Impact of personal economic environment and personality factors on individual financial decision making

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    Prinz, Susanne; Gründer, Gerhard; Hilgers, Ralf D.; Holtemöller, Oliver; Vernaleken, Ingo

    2014-01-01

    This study on healthy young male students aimed to enlighten the associations between an individual’s financial decision making and surrogate makers for environmental factors covering long-term financial socialization, the current financial security/responsibility, and the personal affinity to financial affairs as represented by parental income, funding situation, and field of study. A group of 150 male young healthy students underwent two versions of the Holt and Laury (2002) lottery paradigm (matrix and random sequential version). Their financial decision was mainly driven by the factor “source of funding”: students with strict performance control (grants, scholarships) had much higher rates of relative risk aversion (RRA) than subjects with support from family (ΔRRA = 0.22; p = 0.018). Personality scores only modestly affected the outcome. In an ANOVA, however, also the intelligence quotient significantly and relevantly contributed to the explanation of variance; the effects of parental income and the personality factors “agreeableness” and “openness” showed moderate to modest – but significant – effects. These findings suggest that environmental factors more than personality factors affect risk aversion. PMID:24624100

  1. Lagoon Restoration Project: Final report

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    1995-03-01

    This project is a multiyear effort focusing on energy flow in the Palace of Fine Arts lagoon just outside the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Phase 1 was a pilot study to determine the feasibility of improving biological energy flow through the small freshwater lagoon, using the expertise and resources of an environmental artist in collaboration with museum biologists and arts department staff. The primary outcome of Phase 1 is an experimental fountain exhibit inside the museum designed by public artist Laurie Lundquist with Exploratorium staff. This fountain, with signage, functions both as a model for natural aeration and filtration systems and as a focal point for museum visitors to learn about how biological processes cycle energy through aquatic systems. As part of the study of the lagoon`s health, volunteers continued biweekly bird consus from March through September, 1994. The goal was to find out whether the poor water quality of the lagoon is affecting the birds. Limited dredging was undertaken by the city Parks and Recreation Department. However, a more peermanent solution to the lagoon`s ecological problems would require an ambitious redesign of the lagoon.

  2. Right Language to Release the River of Health in the Medical Industry.

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    Weeks, John

    2015-11-01

    Performance artist Laurie Anderson appropriated an idea from beat writer William Burroughs a few years back. Language, Anderson sings, is a virus.(1) The words we choose lock in ideas and discharge reverberations. They subtly evoke personal, professional, and societal power relationships. Language is a virus. By extension, changes of language can shift power relations. The removal of a conquest name of a former US president from the highest point in the northern part of the western hemisphere is a case in point. US President Barack Obama re-anointed Mt McKinley as Mt Denali, the name used by the indigenous people whose descendants still live in its presence.(2) The act replaced a European surname linked to cultural suppression and colonization with one that honors the first human inhabitants. The renaissance of indigenous medical practices is effecting a similar renaming of what many view to be the high point in the development of medicine. "Traditional medicine" has for decades been misused to describe biomedical and industrial practices that are less than a century old. Better to qualify this medicine with "conventional" or "bio-." Let "traditional medicine" indicate practices that carry the weight of history. These choices move toward right language.

  3. Food and the body politic.

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    Leonard, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Americans are in the midst of a food-consciousness revival: on television, in the mouth of the First Lady, in endless articles celebrating urban agriculture can be found a sudden enthusiasm for the politically and, perhaps, spiritually curated dinner table. In this special section, writers explore the perilous state of food and food politics in America and a wide range of responses on the Left. Marion Nestle, in her essay on the farm bill, describes how the existing policy disaster came to be, along with the relationship between Reagan-era deregulation and the obesity epidemic. Mark Engler describes both the successes and coopting of the strands of left-wing responses—buying organic, eating local, and agitating for fair trade—and asks, "What's a radical to eat?" Laurie Woolever uncovers the kind of labor exploitation endemic to the elite dining experience. Karen Bakker Le Billon compares American to French school lunches, unpacking the relationship between food and citizenship. Juliana DeVries explores vegetarianism and the politics of everyday life.

  4. Survey of critical thinking and clinical decision making in nursing student of Kerman University.

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    Noohi, Esmat; Karimi-Noghondar, Maryam; Haghdoost, Aliakbar

    2012-09-01

    The ability to think critically is an essential element in nursing education and more specifically in nurses' clinical decision making (CDM). Critical thinking (CT) and CDM ability as well as their relationship were examined among nursing students of Kerman University. STUDY WAS DESIGNED IN FOUR TOWNS: Kerman, Bam, Jiroft, and Zarand, settled in Kerman province. This research was a cross-sectional descriptive correlation study. 300 nursing students with different level of education were asked to fill two questionnaires including: (1) California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST) and (2) Lauri and Salantera (2002) CDM instrument. Data were analyzed with SPSS12 and descriptive and inferential statistics. Nursing students yielded a low score (mean = 5/40 from 20) of CT and a mild score (mean = 12.8 from 20) of CDM. We found positively correlation between male and CT and CDM score with mean score of the nursing student. Also CDM score in male was more than female but not significant, and Jirofts CDM nursing student was significantly better than other city. Although students that answers evaluation question in CCTST better can gave better CDM score but there isn't relationship between CT and CDM of nursing student. The finding showed that mean score of nursing student CT was low. Reason can be either due to the defects of nursing education program, teaching, and learning strategies.

  5. Aggregation behavior of amphiphilic p(HPMA)-co-p(LMA) copolymers studied by FCS and EPR spectroscopy.

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    Hemmelmann, Mirjam; Kurzbach, Dennis; Koynov, Kaloian; Hinderberger, Dariush; Zentel, Rudolf

    2012-12-10

    A combined study of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy gave a unique picture of p(HPMA)-co-p(LMA) copolymers in aqueous solutions, ranging from the size of micelles and aggregates to the composition of the interior of these self-assembled systems. P(HPMA)-co-p(LMA) copolymers have shown high potential as brain drug delivery systems, and a detailed study of their physicochemical properties can help to elucidate their mechanism of action. Applying two complementary techniques, we found that the self-assembly behavior as well as the strength of hydrophobic attraction of the amphiphilic copolymers can be tuned by the hydrophobic LMA content or the presence of hydrophobic molecules or domains. Studies on the dependence of the hydrophobic lauryl side chain content on the aggregation behavior revealed that above 5 mol % laury side-chain copolymers self-assemble into intrachain micelles and larger aggregates. Above this critical alkyl chain content, p(HPMA)-co-p(LMA) copolymers can solubilize the model drug domperidone and exhibit the tendency to interact with model cell membranes.

  6. Right Language to Release the River of Health in the Medical Industry

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    Performance artist Laurie Anderson appropriated an idea from beat writer William Burroughs a few years back. Language, Anderson sings, is a virus.1 The words we choose lock in ideas and discharge reverberations. They subtly evoke personal, professional, and societal power relationships. Language is a virus. By extension, changes of language can shift power relations. The removal of a conquest name of a former US president from the highest point in the northern part of the western hemisphere is a case in point. US President Barack Obama re-anointed Mt McKinley as Mt Denali, the name used by the indigenous people whose descendants still live in its presence.2 The act replaced a European surname linked to cultural suppression and colonization with one that honors the first human inhabitants. The renaissance of indigenous medical practices is effecting a similar renaming of what many view to be the high point in the development of medicine. “Traditional medicine” has for decades been misused to describe biomedical and industrial practices that are less than a century old. Better to qualify this medicine with “conventional” or “bio-.” Let “traditional medicine” indicate practices that carry the weight of history. These choices move toward right language. PMID:26665015

  7. The General History of Astronomy

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    Gingerich, Owen

    2010-04-01

    Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Birth of Astrophysics and Other Late Nineteenth-Century Trends (c.1850-c.1920); 1. The origins of astrophysics A. J. Meadows; 2. The impact of photography on astronomy John Lankford; 3. Telescope building, 1850-1900 Albert Van Helden; 4. The new astronomy A. J. Meadows; 5. Variable stars Helen Sawyer Hogg; 6. Stellar evolution and the origin of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram David DeVorkin; Part II. Observatories and Instrumentation: 7. Astronomical institutions. Introduction Owen Gingerich, Greenwich Observatory Philip S. Laurie, Paris Observatory Jacques Lévy, Pulkovo Observatory Aleksandr A. Mikhailov, Harvard College Observatory Howard Plotkin, United States Naval Observatory Deborah Warner, Lick Observatory Trudy E. Bell, Potsdam Astrophysical Observatory Dieter B. Herrmann; 8. Building large telescopes, 1900-1950 Albert Van Helden; 9. Astronomical institutions in the southern hemisphere, 1850-1950 David S. Evans; 10. Twentieth-century instrumentation Charles Fehrenbach, with a section on 'Early rockets in astronomy' Herbert Friedman; 11. Early radio astronomy Woodruff T. Sullivan III; Appendix: The world's largest telescopes, 1850-1950 Barbara L. Welther; Illustrations: acknowledgements and sources; Index.

  8. How to reveal people's preferences: Comparing time consistency and predictive power of multiple price list risk elicitation methods.

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    Csermely, Tamás; Rabas, Alexander

    2016-01-01

    The question of how to measure and classify people's risk preferences is of substantial importance in the field of economics. Inspired by the multitude of ways used to elicit risk preferences, we conduct a holistic investigation of the most prevalent method, the multiple price list (MPL) and its derivations. In our experiment, we find that revealed preferences differ under various versions of MPLs as well as yield unstable results within a 30-minute time frame. We determine the most stable elicitation method with the highest forecast accuracy by using multiple measures of within-method consistency and by using behavior in two economically relevant games as benchmarks. A derivation of the well-known method by Holt and Laury (American Economic Review 92(5):1644-1655, 2002), where the highest payoff is varied instead of probabilities, emerges as the best MPL method in both dimensions. As we pinpoint each MPL characteristic's effect on the revealed preference and its consistency, our results have implications for preference elicitation procedures in general.

  9. Paving the Path for Human Space Exploration: The Challenges and Opportunities

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    Hansen, Lauri

    2016-01-01

    Lauri Hansen, Director of Engineering at NASA Johnson Space Center will discuss the challenges of human space exploration. The future of human exploration begins with our current earth reliant missions in low earth orbit. These missions utilize the International Space Station to learn how to safely execute deep space missions. In addition to serving as an exploration test bed and enabling world class research, the International Space Station enables NASA to build international and commercial partnerships. NASA's next steps will be to enable the commercialization of low earth orbit while concentrating on developing the spacecraft and infrastructure necessary for deep space exploration and long duration missions. The Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle and the Space Launch System rocket are critical building blocks in this next phase of exploration. There are many challenges in designing spacecraft to perform these missions including safety, complex vehicle design, and mass challenges. Orion development is proceeding well, and includes a significant partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop and build the Service Module portion of the spacecraft. Together, NASA and ESA will provide the capability to take humans further than we have ever been before - 70,000 km past the moon. This will be the next big step in expanding the frontiers of human exploration, eventually leading to human footprints on Mars.

  10. Formulation and evaluation of gastroretentive controlled release tablets of alfuzosin hydrochloride.

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    Rudraswamy-Math, Nijaguni Revansiddayya; Gupta, Vankdari Rama-Mohan

    2015-11-01

    Alfuzosin hydrochloride is a novel drug used in the treatment of urinary incontinency. The purpose of this research was to develop controlled release floating matrix formulations of Alfuzosin HCl. Floating matrix tablets of Alfuzosin HCl were prepared using hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), Polyethylene oxide (PEO), Carbopol 971P NF polymer (Direct compressible) and Blend of Polyvinyl Acetate and Povidone 30 (80:19:1(0.8% sodium laury sulfate and 0.2% silica)). Combination of citric acid and sodium bicarbonate were also used as gas forming agent. Matrix formulations were prepared by direct compression method and evaluated for floating, in vitro drug release profile and swelling characteristics. The mechanism of drug release was found to follow non-Fickian or anomalous type. The data obtained from the invitro release studies demonstrated that the floating matrix tablets containing HPMC 100K CR (controlled-release) and carbopol along with sodium CMC were found to sustain the release of drug over a period of 12 hours. Formulations containing 25% PEO 303WSR was also capable of sustaining delivery the release of Alfuzosin HCl.

  11. 2014 NASA Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot Challenge

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    2014-06-14

    The NASA Centennial Challenges prize, level one, is presented to team Mountaineers for successfully completing level one of the NASA 2014 Sample Return Robot Challenge, from left, Ryan Watson, Team Mountaineers; Lucas Behrens, Team Mountaineers; Jarred Strader, Team Mountaineers; Yu Gu, Team Mountaineers; Scott Harper, Team Mountaineers; Dorothy Rasco, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate; Laurie Leshin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President; David Miller, NASA Chief Technologist; Alexander Hypes, Team Mountaineers; Nick Ohi,Team Mountaineers; Marvin Cheng, Team Mountaineers; Sam Ortega, NASA Program Manager for Centennial Challenges; and Tanmay Mandal, Team Mountaineers;, Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass. Team Mountaineers was the only team to complete the level one challenge. During the competition, teams were required to demonstrate autonomous robots that can locate and collect samples from a wide and varied terrain, operating without human control. The objective of this NASA-WPI Centennial Challenge was to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotics technologies. Innovations stemming from the challenge may improve NASA's capability to explore a variety of destinations in space, as well as enhance the nation's robotic technology for use in industries and applications on Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

  12. Aimulet: a multilingual spatial optical voice card terminal for location and direction based information services

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    Itoh, Hideo; Lin, Xin; Kaji, Ryosaku; Niwa, Tatsuya; Nakamura, Yoshiyuki; Nishimura, Takuichi

    2006-01-01

    The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan has been developing Aimulet, which is a compact low-power consuming information terminal for a personal information services. Conventional Aimulet, which is called Aimulet ver. 1 or CoBIT, has features of location and direction sensitive information service device without batteries. On the other hand, the Aimulet ver. 1 has two subjects, one is multiplex and demultiplex of some contents, and another is operation under sunshine. In Former subject is of solved by the wavelength multiplex technique using LED emitter with different wavelength and dielectric optical filters. Latter subject is solved by new micro spherical solar cells with a visible-light-eliminating optical filter and a new design of light irradiation. These techniques are applied to the EXPO 2005, Aichi Japan and introduced in public. The former technique is applied on Aimulet GH, which is used in Orange Hall of the Global House, scientific museum with a fossil of a frozen mammoth. The latter technique is applied on Aimulet LA, which is used in the Laurie Anderson's WALK project in the Japanese Garden.

  13. Impact of personal economic environment and personality factors on individual financial decision making.

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    Prinz, Susanne; Gründer, Gerhard; Hilgers, Ralf D; Holtemöller, Oliver; Vernaleken, Ingo

    2014-01-01

    This study on healthy young male students aimed to enlighten the associations between an individual's financial decision making and surrogate makers for environmental factors covering long-term financial socialization, the current financial security/responsibility, and the personal affinity to financial affairs as represented by parental income, funding situation, and field of study. A group of 150 male young healthy students underwent two versions of the Holt and Laury (2002) lottery paradigm (matrix and random sequential version). Their financial decision was mainly driven by the factor "source of funding": students with strict performance control (grants, scholarships) had much higher rates of relative risk aversion (RRA) than subjects with support from family (ΔRRA = 0.22; p = 0.018). Personality scores only modestly affected the outcome. In an ANOVA, however, also the intelligence quotient significantly and relevantly contributed to the explanation of variance; the effects of parental income and the personality factors "agreeableness" and "openness" showed moderate to modest - but significant - effects. These findings suggest that environmental factors more than personality factors affect risk aversion.

  14. Mass Analyzed Threshold Ionization of Lutetium Dimer

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    Wu, Lu; Roudjane, Mourad; Liu, Yang; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2013-06-01

    Lu_2 is produced in a pulsed laser-vaporization metal-cluster source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. The MATI spectrum displays several long progressions from the transitions between various vibrational levels of the neutral and ion electronic states. From the spectrum, the upper limit of the ionization energy of the dimer is determined to be 43996 cm^{-1}, and the vibrational frequencies are measured to be 121 cm^{-1} in the neutral state and 90 cm^{-1} in the ion state. By combining with ab initio calculations at CASPT2 level, the ground state of Lu_2 is identified as ^3Σ_g^-. The ^3Σ_g^- state has an electron configuration of 6sσ_g^25dπ_u^15dπ_u^16sσ_u^2, which is formed by the interactions of two Lu atoms in the ^2D(5d6s^2) ground state. Ionization of the neutral state removes a 5dπ_u bonding electron and yields a ion state with a considerably longer bond distance. Lu_2 has a very different bonding feature from La_2, for which a ^1Σ_g^+ ground state was previously identified with an electron configuration of 5dπ_u^46sσ_g^2 formed by the interactions of two La atoms in the ^4F(5d^26s) excited state. Yang Liu, Lu Wu, Chang-Hua Zhang, Serge A. Krasnokutski, and Dong-Sheng Yang, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 034309 (2011).

  15. Ce-PROMOTED Bond Activation of Propene Probed by Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy

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    Zhang, Yuchen; Kumari, Sudesh; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2016-06-01

    The reaction of Ce + propene (CH2=CH-CH3) was carried out in a laser-ablation supersonic molecular beam source. CeC_2H_2, CeC_3H_4, CeC_3H_6, CeC_4H_6, CeC_6H10, and CeC_6H12 were identified by photoionization time-of-flight mass spectrometric measurements, and their structures and electronic states were investigated with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. The metal complexes containing two or three carbon atoms were formed by the C-C bond breakage (CeC_2H_2), dehydrogenation (CeC_3H_4), or metal insertion into a C-H bond (CeC_3H_6) of a propene molecule. The larger complexes with four to six carbons are formed through secondary reactions involving C-C bond coupling and dehydrogenation. The ground electronic states of the neutral CeC_2H_2, CeC_3H_4, CeC_3H_6, and CeC_4H_6 complexes are triplets with a 4f16s1 electron configuration on the Ce center, and those of the corresponding ions are doublet with a 4f1 configuration. Their MATI spectra are much more complex than those of the corresponding La species formed in the La + propene reaction previously observed by our group. The spectral complexity arises from possibly multiple electronic transitions due to the existence of a 4f electron of the Ce atom which could be located in any one of the seven f-atomic orbitals or involved in considerable spin-orbit interactions.

  16. Isotopic assessment of the recharge of a coastal aquifer in N. Albania

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    Jacks, Gunnar; Kumanova, Xhume; Marku, Sonila

    2013-04-01

    The River Mati coastal plain aquifers serve as a groundwater source for about 250 000 people. A major concern is the rate of recharge from an alluvial fan at the entry of River Mati into the coastal plain. The investigation revealed brackish groundwater close to the Adriatic coast. However, the groundwater was artesian indicating the sea water intrusion is not currently a threat. As per ^18O analysis this water was not a mix of old sea water but had the signature of the river water. The salinity is likely to be derived by diffusion from intercalated clay layers. 14C dating of the water showed ages of the most brackish water up to 7 000 years. Upstream there are a large number of active and abandoned copper mines and about 10 M ton of waste rock from these mines. The ^34S in the river water was close to the value for sulphides in this waste rock. Also the groundwater showed values close to that of the river. Only the brackish groundwater close to the sea shore had a sea water signature, probably derived from sulphate diffusion from the above mentioned clay layers. Thus currently the groundwater extracted in a large well-field for the Durres town is more or less completely fed by recharge from the river. Large scale sand and gravel extraction in the alluvial cone is a threat to this recharge, lowering the head for flow and also presenting a risk for pollution by oil and fuel from the vehicles used for the sand and gravel extraction. It is recommended that a number of the artesian wells close to the Adriatic coast are monitored regarding the head above ground level.

  17. Threshold ionization, structural isomers, and electronic states of M{sub 2}O{sub 2} (M = Sc, Y, and La)

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    Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Krasnokutski, Serge A.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2014-06-14

    M{sub 2}O{sub 2} (M = Sc, Y, and La) were synthesized in a pulsed laser-vaporization molecular beam source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Adiabatic ionization energies (AIEs) and several vibrational frequencies were measured accurately for the first time from the MATI spectra. Six possible structural isomers of M{sub 2}O{sub 2} were considered in the calculations and the three converged structures were used in the spectral analysis. A planar cyclic structure in D{sub 2h} point group was predicted to be the most stable one by the theory and observed by the experiment. The cyclic structure is formed by joining two MO{sub 2} fragments together through two shared oxygen atoms. In forming the ground state clusters, each metal atom loses two (n − 1)d electrons and as a result, has only one ns electron in the metal-based valence orbital. The ground electronic state of Sc{sub 2}O{sub 2} is {sup 1}A{sub g}, and those of Y{sub 2}O{sub 2} and La{sub 2}O{sub 2} are {sup 3}B{sub 1u}. Ionization of both {sup 1}A{sub g} and {sup 3}B{sub 1u} neutral states yields the {sup 2}A{sub g} ion state by removing one of the two ns electrons, and the resultant ion has a similar geometry to the neutral cluster. The AIEs of the clusters are 5.5752 (6), 5.2639 (6), 4.5795 (6) eV for M = Sc, Y, and La, respectively. The vibrational frequencies of the observed modes, including O-M and M-M stretches, are in the range of 200–800 cm{sup −1}.

  18. C-O and O-H Bond Activation of Methanole by Lanthanum

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    Silva, Ruchira; Hewage, Dilrukshi; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2012-06-01

    The interaction between methanol (CH_3OH) molecules and laser-vaporized La atoms resulted in the cleavage of C-O and O-H bonds and the formation of three major products, LaH_2O_2, LaCH_4O_2 and LaC_2H_6O_2, in a supersonic molecular beam. These products were identified by time-of-flight mass spectrometry, and their electronic spectra were obtained using mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy. From the MATI spectra, adiabatic ionization energies of the three complexes were measured to be 40136 (5), 39366 (5) and 38685 (5) cm-1 for LaH_2O_2, LaCH_4O_2 and LaC_2H_6O_2, respectively. The ionization energies of these complexes decrease as the size of the coordinated organic fragments increases. The most active vibrational transitions of all three complexes were observed to be the M-O stretches in the ionic state. A metal-ligand bending mode with a frequency of 127 cm-1 was also observed for [LaH_2O_2]^+. However, the spectra of the other two complexes were less resolved, due to the existence of a large number of low frequency modes, which could be thermally excited even in the supersonic molecular beams, and of multiple rotational isomers formed by the free rotation of the methyl group in these systems. The electronic transitions responsible for the observed spectra were identified as ^1A_1 (C2v) ← ^2A_1 (C2v) for LaH_2O_2 and ^1A (C_1) ← ^2A (C_1) for LaCH_4O_2 and LaC_2H_6O_2.

  19. Do infants perceive word boundaries? An empirical study of the bootstrapping of lexical acquisition.

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    Christophe, A; Dupoux, E; Bertoncini, J; Mehler, J

    1994-03-01

    Babies, like adults, hear mostly continuous speech. Unlike adults, however, they are not acquainted with the words that constitute the utterances; yet in order to construct representations for words, they have to retrieve them from the speech wave. Given the apparent lack of obvious cues to word boundaries (such as pauses between words), this is not a trivial problem. Among the several mechanisms that could be explored to solve this bootstrapping problem for lexical acquisition, a tentative but reasonable one posits the existence of some cues (other than silence) that signal word boundaries. In order to test this hypothesis, infants were used as informants in our experiments. It was hypothesized that if word boundary cues exist, and if infants are to use them in the course of language acquisition, then they should at least perceive these cues. As a consequence, infants should be able to discriminate sequences that contain a word boundary from those that do not. A number of bisyllabic stimuli were extracted either from within French words (e.g., mati in mathématicien), or from between words (e.g., mati in panorama typique). Three-day-old infants were tested with a non-nutritive sucking paradigm, and the results of two experiments suggest that infants can discriminate between items that contain a word boundary and items that do not. It is therefore conceivable that newborns are already sensitive to cues that correlate with word boundaries. This result lends plausibility to the hypothesis that infants might use word boundary cues during lexical acquisition.

  20. Anthropic influences on the sedimentation rates of lakes situated in different geographic areas.

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    Simon, Hedvig; Kelemen, Szabolcs; Begy, Róbert-Csaba

    2017-07-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the effects of natural and anthropic events occurring in the last 30 years in the catchment areas of four Romanian lakes (St. Anna Lake, Red Lake, Vârşolţ Lake and Matiţa Lake) originating from four different geomorphologic areas. A total of eleven sediment cores have been processed for age and sedimentation rate determination using the (210)Pb dating method. Total (210)Pb was measured via alpha spectrometry by (210)Po using PIPS detectors, while supported (210)Pb was measured by (226)Ra using HPGe detectors. Ages and sedimentation rates were calculated using the CRS model. The values of the sedimentation rates have grown multiply in the last three decades: 2.66 times in case of the St. Anna Lake (from 0.06 ± 0.01 g/cm(2)y to 0.16 ± 0.02 g/cm(2)y), up to 6.72 times in case of Red Lake (0.36 ± 0.04 g/cm(2)y to 2.42 ± 0.36 g/cm(2)y), 4.02 times in case of Vârşolţ Lake (04 g/cm(2)y to 1.53 ± 0.18 g/cm(2)y) and up to 16.18 times in case of Matiţa Lake (0.27 ± 0.03 g/cm(2)y to 4.37 ± 0.32). Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Lanthanum-mediated dehydrogenation of 1- and 2-butynes: Spectroscopy and formation of La(C4H4) isomers

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    Cao, Wenjin; Hewage, Dilrukshi; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2017-08-01

    La atom reactions with 1-butyne and 2-butyne are carried out in a laser-vaporization molecular beam source. Both reactions yield the same La-hydrocarbon products from the dehydrogenation and carbon-carbon bond cleavage and coupling of the butynes. The dehydrogenated species La(C4H4) is characterized with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and quantum chemical computations. The MATI spectra of La(C4H4) produced from the two reactions exhibit two identical transitions, each consisting of a strong origin band and several vibrational intervals. The two transitions are assigned to the ionization of two isomers: La(η4-CH2CCCH2) (Iso A) and La(η4-CH2CHCCH) (Iso B). The ground electronic states are 2A1 (C2v) for Iso A and 2A (C1) for Iso B. The ionization of the doublet state of each isomer removes a La 6s-based electron and results in a 1A1 ion of Iso A and a 1A ion of Iso B. The formation of Iso A from 2-butyne and Iso B from 1-butyne involves the addition of La to the C≡C triple bond, the activation of two C(sp3)-H bonds, and concerted elimination of a H2 molecule. The formation of Iso A from 1-butyne and Iso B from 2-butyne involves the isomerization of the two butynes to 1,2-butadiene in addition to the concerted H2 elimination.

  2. Electronic states and spin-orbit splitting of lanthanum dimer

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    Liu, Yang; Wu, Lu; Zhang, Chang-Hua; Krasnokutski, Serge A.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2011-07-01

    Lanthanum dimer (La2) was studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and a series of multi-configuration ab initio calculations. The MATI spectrum exhibits three band systems originating from ionization of the neutral ground electronic state, and each system shows vibrational frequencies of the neutral molecule and singly charged cation. The three ionization processes are La2+ (a2∑g+) ← La2 (X1∑g+), La2+ (b2Π3/2, u) ← La2 (X1∑g+), and La2+ (b2Π1/2, u) ← La2 (X1∑g+), with the ionization energies of 39 046, 40 314, and 40 864 cm-1, respectively. The vibrational frequency of the X1Σg+ state is 207 cm-1, and those of the a2Σg+, b2Π3/2, u and b2Π1/2, u are 235.7, 242.2, and 240 cm-1. While X1Σg+ is the ground state of the neutral molecule, a2Σg+ and b2Πu are calculated to be the excited states of the cation. The spin-orbit splitting in the b2Πu ion is 550 cm-1. An X4Σg- state of La2+ was predicted by theory, but not observed by the experiment. The determination of a singlet ground state of La2 shows that lanthanum behaves differently from scandium and yttrium.

  3. Threshold ionization, structural isomers, and electronic states of M2O2 (M = Sc, Y, and La)

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    Wu, Lu; Zhang, Changhua; Krasnokutski, Serge A.; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2014-06-01

    M2O2 (M = Sc, Y, and La) were synthesized in a pulsed laser-vaporization molecular beam source and studied by mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and ab initio calculations. Adiabatic ionization energies (AIEs) and several vibrational frequencies were measured accurately for the first time from the MATI spectra. Six possible structural isomers of M2O2 were considered in the calculations and the three converged structures were used in the spectral analysis. A planar cyclic structure in D2h point group was predicted to be the most stable one by the theory and observed by the experiment. The cyclic structure is formed by joining two MO2 fragments together through two shared oxygen atoms. In forming the ground state clusters, each metal atom loses two (n - 1)d electrons and as a result, has only one ns electron in the metal-based valence orbital. The ground electronic state of Sc2O2 is 1Ag, and those of Y2O2 and La2O2 are 3B1u. Ionization of both 1Ag and 3B1u neutral states yields the 2Ag ion state by removing one of the two ns electrons, and the resultant ion has a similar geometry to the neutral cluster. The AIEs of the clusters are 5.5752 (6), 5.2639 (6), 4.5795 (6) eV for M = Sc, Y, and La, respectively. The vibrational frequencies of the observed modes, including O-M and M-M stretches, are in the range of 200-800 cm-1.

  4. Human impact on the coastal area of Ishem -Shengjin

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    Dollma, Merita

    2010-05-01

    Human impact on the coastal area of Ishem -Shengjin This paper is about the natural and human factors role impact on the geomorphology of the coastal area of Ishem -Shengjin. The morphotectonic and morphologic evolution of this zone is closely connected to the Adriatic sea and Mat, Ishem rivers activities. An important role in this evolution has also played the tectonic faults, where Mat and Ishem rivers flow. River delta advancing in this zone, besides the littoral cordons, is connected to the river solid loads (about 5380 ton/km2), which manage to compensate the continuous tectonic subsidents of its structural basement. The presence of the lagoons (Patok, Merxhan, Ceka), dead meanders and marshlands along a distance of 2-4 km of this zone, are the evidences of continues morphologic evolution of the present coastline, especially between these two rivers. The higher tectonic subsident values of the basement along Mat fault have also defined the smaller size of the alluvial field of this river compare to the alluvial field created by Ishem river. This tectonic phenomena is evidenced with the different thickness of the quaternary depositions along the Ishem river sector (30-80m) and along Mati river (250-290 m). Human impact on the geomorphologic evolution of this zone has caused the total destruction of Patok beach, due to the deviation of the Ishem river flow to the lagoon of Patok. The creation of the artificial reservoirs along Mat river (Ulez, Shkopet) and Ishem river (Bovilla), besides the extraction of the river inert materials along Mati riverbed and destruction of the river banks concretes, have decreased the solid river load. This has caused the beginning of the erosion process of the coastline in some sectors of this zone. Consequently the damages on the natural environment of this zone caused by the human impact are severe and their rehabilitation and management needs an integrated approach from different actors.

  5. Rotationally resolved spectroscopy of the A~ 2A1<--X~ 2B1 transition of H2S+ above the barrier to linearity using the mass-analyzed threshold ionization photofragment excitation technique

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    Han, Songhee; Kang, Tae Yeon; Kim, Sang Kyu

    2010-03-01

    The à A21←X˜ B21 transitions of H2S+ above the barrier to linearity have been investigated with the energy resolution high enough to identify individual rotational transition lines for the first time. The rotational cooling of the cation is achieved either by the direct ionization or mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) technique employed in the vacuum-ultraviolet laser excitation of the jet-cooled H2S. Subsequent photoexcitation leads to the H2S+→H2+S+ dissociation and the S+ product yield taken as a function of the excitation energy gives the photofragment excitation (PHOFEX) spectra. The combined use of MATI and PHOFEX techniques greatly simplifies the spectrum allowing the accurate identification of the rotationally resolved bands which is otherwise a formidable task due to the intrinsic complexity of the à A21←X˜ B21 transition. Highly excited states of Ã(0,7,0), Ã(0,8,0), and Ã(0,9,0) vibronic levels with different K quantum numbers which are located above the barrier to linearity are thoroughly investigated. The bent-to-quasilinear transition of H2S+ above the barrier to linearity shows the characteristics of the Renner-Teller effect, showing the large A rotational constant and strong intensity borrowing of the highly vibrationally excited ground levels such as X˜(0,23,0) or X˜(0,24,0) in the dipole-allowed excitation. Spectroscopic parameters of term values, rotational, and spin-orbit coupling constants are precisely determined in this work, providing the most quantitative spectroscopic structure of the H2S+ to date. Quantum-state dependent photodissociation dynamics are also discussed from spectral features of PHOFEX.

  6. The Jahn-Teller effect in the lower electronic states of benzene cation. III. The ground-state vibrations of C6H6+ and C6D6+

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    Burrill, Andrew B.; Chung, You K.; Mann, Heather A.; Johnson, Philip M.

    2004-05-01

    New mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of the molecules C6H6+ and C6D6+ have been collected using tunable vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) single photon excitation from the neutral ground state and also using two-photon excitation through the 61 vibration of the 1B2u S1 state. Emphasis was placed on obtaining accurate relative intensities of the vibrational lines in order to use this information in the vibronic analysis. The MATI spectra collected from VUV (S0 originating state), triplet (T1), and resonant two photon (S1) excitation schemes were compared with Jahn-Teller calculations employing the classical model of Longuet-Higgins and Moffitt to obtain the Jahn-Teller coupling parameters of 3 of the 4 linearly active modes (e2g modes 6-9 in Wilson's notation). Franck-Condon factors, including the effects of geometry changes, were calculated from the vibronic wave functions and used to identify the lines in the various spectra. It is found that most of the lines with substantial intensity can be understood using only the modes 1, 6, 8, and 9. Weaker peaks are due to various non-e2g modes, but these do not derive intensity through Jahn-Teller coupling. When the effects of geometry change were included, simulations of the spectra from the calculated vibrational energies and intensities were close to the experimental spectra. This verifies the applicability of the model to the understanding of the vibrational structure of this type of molecule, but some variations indicate directions for further improvement of the model.

  7. Yttrium-Assisted C-H and C-C Bond Activation of Ethylene Probed by Mass-Analyzed Threshold Ionization Spectroscopy

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    Kim, Jong Hyun; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2016-06-01

    The reaction between Y atom and ethylene (CH2=CH2) was performed in a laser-ablation supersonic molecular beam source. Y(C2H2), Y(C2H4), and Y(C4H6) were observed by time-of-flight mass spectrometry and investigated with mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectroscopy and theoretical calculations. Y(C2H2) is formed by hydrogen elimination, Y(C2H4) by simple association, and La(C4H6) by C-C bond coupling and dehydrogenation. Both Y(C2H2) and Y(C2H4) have a C2v triangular structure with a C=C double bond in Y(C2H2) and a C-C single bond in Y(C2H4). Y(C4H6) has a five-membered metallacyclic structure (Cs) with Y binding to the two terminal carbon atoms of butene, which is the exactly same as that of Y(C4H6) formed in the Y + 1-butene reaction. For all three complexes, ionization has a small effect on the metal-carbon bond lengths because the rejected electron has basically a Y 5s character. The adiabatic ionization energies are measured to be 45679(5) wn for Y(C2H2), 45603(5) wn for Y(C2H4) and 43475(5) wn for Y(C4H6). The metal-ligand stretching frequencies of the three complexes are also measured from the MATI spectra.

  8. Medical students' intentions to seek abortion training and to provide abortion services in future practice.

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    Myran, Daniel T; Carew, Caitlin L; Tang, Jingyang; Whyte, Helena; Fisher, William A

    2015-03-01

    Objectifs : Au Canada, l’accès à des services d’avortement est entravé par le manque de fournisseurs de soins étant en mesure d’offrir de tels services. Les facteurs qui influencent le nombre de fournisseurs de services d’avortement sont mal compris. Dans le cadre de cette étude, nous avons évalué les attitudes et les intentions des étudiants de médecine en ce qui concerne la formation en matière d’avortement et l’offre de tels services dans le cadre de leur future pratique, et ce, pour en connaître davantage au sujet de nos futurs effectifs dans ce domaine. Méthodes : Nous avons sondé les étudiants de médecine de première, de deuxième et de troisième année d’une université ontarienne, à différents stades de leur formation (et en leur demandant de remplir un questionnaire traitant de la future pratique qu’ils envisageaient), en vue de déterminer leurs intentions en ce qui concerne l’obtention d’une formation en matière d’avortement et l’offre de services d’avortement. Nous avons évalué les attitudes et les intentions de ces étudiants en ce qui concerne l’obtention d’une formation en matière d’avortement et l’offre de services d’avortement, leurs perceptions en ce qui a trait au soutien social, leur capacité subjective de recevoir une formation en matière d’avortement et d’offrir des services d’avortement, et leurs attitudes envers la légalité de l’avortement. Résultats : Trois cent trente-sept des 508 répondants potentiels (66,7 %) ont répondu aux questionnaires. Les réponses indiquent que les répondants adoptaient des attitudes relativement positives envers la légalité et la disponibilité de l’avortement au Canada. Les répondants adoptaient des attitudes considérablement plus positives envers les avortements médicaux au premier trimestre (et un plus grand nombre d’entre eux avaient l’intention d’offrir de tels services) qu’envers les avortements chirurgicaux men

  9. More Than A SketchUp

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    Davis, Derrick D.

    2014-01-01

    This 2014 summer internship assignment at John F. Kennedy Space Center (K.S.C) was conducted with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Engineering and Technology (NE) group in support of the Control and Data Systems Division (NE-C) within the Test, Operations & Support Software Engineering Branch (NE-C2). The primary focus of this project was to assist Branch Chief Laurie B. Griffin, to support NASA's Small Payload Launch Integrated Testing Services (SPLITS) mission, by mastering the capabilities of 3-D modeling software called SketchUp. I used SketchUp to create a virtual environment for different laboratories of the NE-00 Division. My mission was to have these models uploaded into a K.S.C Partnerships Website and be used as a visual aid to viewers who browsed the site. The leads of this project were Kay L. Craig, Business and Industry Specialist (AD-A) and Steven E. Cain, (FA-C). I teamed with fellow intern Tait Sorenson of the Flight Structures and Thermal Protection Systems Branch (NE-M5) and met with many K.S.C lab managers willing to display their lab's structure and capabilities. The information collected during these lab tours was vital to the building of the K.S.C Partnerships Website. To accomplish this goal Sorenson and I later teamed with fellow Marketing intern Marlee Pereda-Ramos, of the Spaceport Planning Office In Center Planning And Development (AD-A) Along with Ramos, Tait and I toured an array of laboratories and got first hand exposure to their functions and capabilities.

  10. Juvenile justice and substance use.

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    Chassin, Laurie

    2008-01-01

    Laurie Chassin focuses on the elevated prevalence of substance use disorders among young offenders in the juvenile justice system and on efforts by the justice system to provide treatment for these disorders. She emphasizes the importance of diagnosing and treating these disorders, which are linked both with continued offending and with a broad range of negative effects, such as smoking, risky sexual behavior, violence, and poor educational, occupational, and psychological outcomes. The high rates of substance use problems among young offenders, says Chassin, suggest a large need for treatment. Although young offenders are usually screened for substance use disorders, Chassin notes the need to improve screening methods and to ensure that screening takes place early enough to allow youths to be diverted out of the justice system into community-based programs when appropriate. Cautioning that no single treatment approach has been proven most effective, Chassin describes current standards of "best practices" in treating substance use disorders, examines the extent to which they are implemented in the juvenile justice system, and describes some promising models of care. She highlights several treatment challenges, including the need for better methods of engaging adolescents and their families in treatment and the need to better address environmental risk factors, such as family substance use and deviant peer networks, and co-occurring conditions, such as learning disabilities and other mental health disorders. Chassin advocates policies that encourage wider use of empirically validated therapies and of documented best practices for treating substance use disorders. High relapse rates among youths successfully treated for substance use disorders also point to a greater need for aftercare services and for managing these disorders as chronic illnesses characterized by relapse and remission. A shortage of aftercare services and a lack of service coordination in the

  11. Predicting (un)healthy behavior: A comparison of risk-taking propensity measures

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    Szrek, Helena; Chao, Li-Wei; Ramlagan, Shandir; Peltzer, Karl

    2013-01-01

    We compare four different risk-taking propensity measures on their ability to describe and to predict actual risky behavior in the domain of health. The risk-taking propensity measures we compare are: (1) a general measure of risk-taking propensity derived from a one-item survey question (Dohmen et al., 2011), (2) a risk aversion index calculated from a set of incentivized monetary gambles (Holt & Laury, 2002), (3) a measure of risk taking derived from an incentive compatible behavioral task—the Balloon Analog Risk Task (Lejuez et al., 2002), and (4) a composite score of risk-taking likelihood in the health domain from the Domain-Specific Risk Taking (DOSPERT) scale (Weber et al., 2002). Study participants are 351 clients of health centers around Witbank, South Africa. Our findings suggest that the one-item general measure is the best predictor of risky health behavior in our population, predicting two out of four behaviors at the 5% level and the remaining two behaviors at the 10% level. The DOSPERT score in the health domain performs well, predicting one out of four behaviors at the 1% significance level and two out of four behaviors at the 10% level, but only if the DOSPERT instrument contains a hypothetical risk-taking item that is similar to the actual risky behavior being predicted. Incentivized monetary gambles and the behavioral task were unrelated to actual health behaviors; they were unable to predict any of the risky health behaviors at the 10% level. We provide evidence that this is not because the participants had trouble understanding the monetary trade-off questions or performed poorly in the behavioral task. We conclude by urging researchers to further test the usefulness of the one-item general measure, both in explaining health related risk-taking behavior and in other contexts. PMID:24307919

  12. Structural and semantic constraints on the resolution of pronouns and reflexives.

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    Kaiser, Elsi; Runner, Jeffrey T; Sussman, Rachel S; Tanenhaus, Michael K

    2009-07-01

    We present four experiments on the interpretation of pronouns and reflexives in picture noun phrases with and without possessors (e.g. Andrew's picture of him/himself, the picture of him/himself). The experiments (two off-line studies and two visual-world eye-tracking experiments) investigate how syntactic and semantic factors guide the interpretation of pronouns and reflexives and how different kinds of information are integrated during real-time reference resolution. The results show that the interpretation of pronouns and reflexives in picture NP constructions is sensitive not only to purely structural information, as is commonly assumed in syntactically-oriented theories of anaphor resolution, but also to semantic information (see Kuno, S. (1987). Functional syntax: Anaphora, discourse and empathy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; Tenny, C. (2003). Short distance pronouns in representational noun phrases and a grammar of sentience. Ms.). Moreover, the results show that pronouns and reflexives differ in the degree of sensitivity they exhibit to different kinds of information. This finding indicates that the form-specific multiple-constraints approach (see Brown-Schmidt, S., Byron, D. K., & Tanenhaus, M. K. (2005). Beyond salience: Interpretation of personal and demonstrative pronouns. Journal of Memory and Language, 53, 292-313; Kaiser, E. (2003). The quest for a referent: A crosslinguistic look at reference resolution. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Kaiser, E. (2005). When salience is not enough: Pronouns, demonstratives and the quest for an antecedent. In: Laury, R. (Ed.), Minimal reference in Finnic: The use and interpretation of pronouns and zero in Finnish and Estonian discourse (pp. 135-162). Helsinki, Finland: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura; Kaiser, E., & Trueswell, J. (2008). Interpreting pronouns and demonstratives in Finnish: Evidence for a form-specific approach to reference resolution. Language and Cognitive

  13. Maximizing your return on people.

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    Bassi, Laurie; McMurrer, Daniel

    2007-03-01

    Though most traditional HR performance metrics don't predict organizational performance, alternatives simply have not existed--until now. During the past ten years, researchers Laurie Bassi and Daniel McMurrer have worked to develop a system that allows executives to assess human capital management (HCM) and to use those metrics both to predict organizational performance and to guide organizations' investments in people. The new framework is based on a core set of HCM drivers that fall into five major categories: leadership practices, employee engagement, knowledge accessibility, workforce optimization, and organizational learning capacity. By employing rigorously designed surveys to score a company on the range of HCM practices across the five categories, it's possible to benchmark organizational HCM capabilities, identify HCM strengths and weaknesses, and link improvements or back-sliding in specific HCM practices with improvements or shortcomings in organizational performance. The process requires determining a "maturity" score for each practice, based on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high). Over time, evolving maturity scores from multiple surveys can reveal progress in each of the HCM practices and help a company decide where to focus improvement efforts that will have a direct impact on performance. The authors draw from their work with American Standard, South Carolina's Beaufort County School District, and a bevy of financial firms to show how improving HCM scores led to increased sales, safety, academic test scores, and stock returns. Bassi and McMurrer urge HR departments to move beyond the usual metrics and begin using HCM measurement tools to gauge how well people are managed and developed throughout the organization. In this new role, according to the authors, HR can take on strategic responsibility and ensure that superior human capital management becomes central to the organization's culture.

  14. Predicting (un)healthy behavior: A comparison of risk-taking propensity measures.

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    Szrek, Helena; Chao, Li-Wei; Ramlagan, Shandir; Peltzer, Karl

    2012-11-01

    We compare four different risk-taking propensity measures on their ability to describe and to predict actual risky behavior in the domain of health. The risk-taking propensity measures we compare are: (1) a general measure of risk-taking propensity derived from a one-item survey question (Dohmen et al., 2011), (2) a risk aversion index calculated from a set of incentivized monetary gambles (Holt & Laury, 2002), (3) a measure of risk taking derived from an incentive compatible behavioral task-the Balloon Analog Risk Task (Lejuez et al., 2002), and (4) a composite score of risk-taking likelihood in the health domain from the Domain-Specific Risk Taking (DOSPERT) scale (Weber et al., 2002). Study participants are 351 clients of health centers around Witbank, South Africa. Our findings suggest that the one-item general measure is the best predictor of risky health behavior in our population, predicting two out of four behaviors at the 5% level and the remaining two behaviors at the 10% level. The DOSPERT score in the health domain performs well, predicting one out of four behaviors at the 1% significance level and two out of four behaviors at the 10% level, but only if the DOSPERT instrument contains a hypothetical risk-taking item that is similar to the actual risky behavior being predicted. Incentivized monetary gambles and the behavioral task were unrelated to actual health behaviors; they were unable to predict any of the risky health behaviors at the 10% level. We provide evidence that this is not because the participants had trouble understanding the monetary trade-off questions or performed poorly in the behavioral task. We conclude by urging researchers to further test the usefulness of the one-item general measure, both in explaining health related risk-taking behavior and in other contexts.

  15. CelI, a Noncellulosomal Family 9 Enzyme from Clostridium thermocellum, Is a Processive Endoglucanase That Degrades Crystalline Cellulose

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    Gilad, Rachel; Rabinovich, Larisa; Yaron, Sima; Bayer, Edward A.; Lamed, Raphael; Gilbert, Harry J.; Shoham, Yuval

    2003-01-01

    The family 9 cellulase gene celI of Clostridium thermocellum, was previously cloned, expressed, and characterized (G. P. Hazlewood, K. Davidson, J. I. Laurie, N. S. Huskisson, and H. J. Gilbert, J. Gen. Microbiol. 139:307-316, 1993). We have recloned and sequenced the entire celI gene and found that the published sequence contained a 53-bp deletion that generated a frameshift mutation, resulting in a truncated and modified C-terminal segment of the protein. The enzymatic properties of the wild-type protein were characterized and found to conform to those of other family 9 glycoside hydrolases with a so-called theme B architecture, where the catalytic module is fused to a family 3c carbohydrate-binding module (CBM3c); CelI also contains a C-terminal CBM3b. The intact recombinant CelI exhibited high levels of activity on all cellulosic substrates tested, with pH and temperature optima of 5.5 and 70°C, respectively, using carboxymethylcellulose as a substrate. Native CelI was capable of solubilizing filter paper, and the distribution of reducing sugar between the soluble and insoluble fractions suggests that the enzyme acts as a processive cellulase. A truncated form of the enzyme, lacking the C terminal CBM3b, failed to bind to crystalline cellulose and displayed reduced activity toward insoluble substrates. A truncated form of the enzyme, in which both the cellulose-binding CBM3b and the fused CBM3c were removed, failed to exhibit significant levels of activity on any of the substrates examined. This study underscores the general nature of this type of enzymatic theme, whereby the fused CBM3c plays a critical accessory role for the family 9 catalytic domain and changes its character to facilitate processive cleavage of recalcitrant cellulose substrates. PMID:12511483

  16. How Well Do Functional Assessments of Mobility and Balance Discriminate Fallers and Recurrent Fallers from Non-Fallers among Ambulatory Older Adults in the Community?

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    Balasubramanian, Chitralakshmi K; Boyette, Amber; Wludyka, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Objet : Comparer la capacité qu'ont les évaluations de la mobilité fonctionnelle et de l'équilibre d'établir une distinction entre les personnes qui chutent et les personnes qui ne chutent pas, et entre celles qui chutent fréquemment et celles qui chutent peu ou jamais; comparer la précision en matière de distinction des points de coupure propres à l'échantillon de cette étude par rapport à ceux proposés dans la littérature concernant les personnes âgées qui résident dans la collectivité. Méthodes : Dans un échantillon de 39 personnes âgées mobiles qui vivent en autonomie dans la collectivité, les personnes qui chutent ont été déterminées selon le nombre de chutes faites au cours de l'année précédente. Sept tests fonctionnels concernant la mobilité et l'équilibre ont été utilisés pour déterminer les personnes qui chutent et les personnes qui chutent fréquemment selon leurs antécédents en matière de chutes. Résultats : La distinction des personnes qui chutent des personnes qui ne chutent pas était faible: seule une évaluation avancée de l'équilibre a établi une distinction importante entre ces groupes (p=0,0498, AUC=0,68). Quatre évaluations ont établi une distinction importante entre les personnes qui chutent fréquemment par rapport à celles qui chutent peu souvent ou jamais (p=0,006 à 0,009), mais leurs puissances de distinction n'étaient pas assez différentes les unes des autres (AUC=0,77 à 0.80, p>0,05). Dans le cadre de deux évaluations, les points de coupure fondés sur l'échantillon de l'étude ont amélioré la précision en matière de distinction des points de coupure établis selon la littérature. Conclusions : Pour améliorer la prédiction des chutes chez les personnes âgées qui résident dans la collectivité, les prochaines études prospectives doivent prendre en considération l'inclusion d'évaluations avancées de la mobilité et de l'équilibre et cibler les points de coupure au niveau

  17. Physiotherapy needs assessment of people with stroke following discharge from hospital, stratified by acute functional independence measure score.

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    Depaul, Vincent G; Moreland, Julie D; Dehueck, Amy L

    2013-01-01

    Objectif : Établir les besoins en physiothérapie des personnes ayant subi un accident vasculaire cérébrale (AVC) lors de leur congé de l'hôpital, 6 mois après leur congé et 1 an après leur congé, et examiner les résultats stratifiés en fonction des pointages de mesure de l'autonomie fonctionnelle aigüe (Functional Independence Measure, FIM). Méthodologie : On a recruté en tout 241 adultes ayant récemment subi un ACV pour cette étude longitudinale de cohorte. En plus de participer à une entrevue semi-structurée comprenant des questions sur leurs besoins et sur les obstacles en matière de mobilité, les participants ont dû remplir et retourner un sondage d'évaluation des besoins avec questions fermées. Résultats : Au cours de l'entrevue, les participants ont fait part de besoins et d'obstacles liés au contrôle de leur motricité, à la marche, aux escaliers, à la fatigue, à la prévention des chutes et à l'accès à des services de physiothérapie. Le sondage a permis d'établir de nombreux autres besoins, dont la nécessité de transferts, l'utilisation d'un fauteuil roulant, un plus grand équilibre et de plus grandes habiletés motrices ainsi que l'accès à la physiothérapie et à des installations adaptées à leurs besoins en exercice. La fréquence des besoins et des obstacles avait tendance à diminuer chez les participants qui avaient obtenu des pointages plus élevés à l'échelle FIM. On n'a observé aucune tendance constante de diminution des besoins et des obstacles au fil du temps. Conclusions : Au cours de la première année suivant le congé de l'hôpital, les personnes qui ont subi un AVC font état d'un grand nombre de besoins variés et persistants en matière de mobilité. Les physiothérapeutes doivent faire pression pour des services de suivi adéquat et doivent contribuer à l'inclusion des besoins des patients qui ont subi un AVC dans les politiques en matière de santé.

  18. Setting priorities for a research agenda to combat drug-resistant tuberculosis in children.

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    Velayutham, B; Nair, D; Ramalingam, S; Perez-Velez, C M; Becerra, M C; Swaminathan, S

    2015-12-21

    Contexte : De nombreuses lacunes en matière de connaissances entravent la prévention et le traitement de la tuberculose (TB) pharmacorésistante. L'identification des priorités de recherche est vitale pour informer et développer des stratégies afin de répondre à ce problème négligé.Objectif : Tenter d'identifier systématiquement et de classer par ordre les priorités en matière de recherche sur la TB pharmacorésistante de l'enfant.Schéma: Ayant adapté la méthode de Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) (Initiative de recherche en santé et en nutrition de l'enfant), nous avons compilé 53 questions de recherche dans quatre domaines, puis les avons classées en trois types de recherche différents. Nous avons invité des experts en TB pharmacorésistante de l'enfant à classer ces questions grâce à une enquête en ligne.Résultats : Un total de 81 personnes ont participé à l'enquête. La question de recherche qui a été classée première était l'identification des meilleures associations d'outils de diagnostic existants pour permettre un diagnostic précoce. Les questions considérées comme prioritaires en matière de traitement étaient centrées sur des interventions visant à améliorer les résultats du traitement, à réduire les effets secondaires des médicaments et à déterminer la durée idéale du traitement. La prévalence de la TB pharmacorésistante était la priorité dans le domaine de l'épidémiologie. Les questions relatives au développement ont été considérées comme hautement prioritaires et se sont focalisées sur des interventions d'amélioration du diagnostic, du traitement et des modalités de délivrance du traitement.Conclusion : Cette enquête est la première qui vise à identifier et à hiérarchiser les priorités de recherche relatives à la TB pharmacorésistante de l'enfant. Son résultat constitue une ressource pour guider la recherche afin d'améliorer la prévention et le traitement de

  19. Etude critique de la prise en charge de 159 personnes âgées en consultation de psychiatrie

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    Ben Thabet, Jihène; Ammar, Yousra; Charfi, Nada; Zouari, Lobna; Zouari, Nasreddine; Gaha, Lotfi; Maalej, Mohamed

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Le phénomène de vieillissement des populations est associé à une augmentation de la prévalence de la morbidité liée à l’âge. La prescription des psychotropes chez le sujet âgé est de plus en plus fréquente dans les institutions, les doses sont de plus en plus élevées, avec un recours fréquent à une poly pharmacothérapie. Nous nous sommes proposé de décrire les conduites thérapeutiques chez le sujet âgé consultant en psychiatrie, en vue de les confronter aux dernières recommandations en la matière. Méthodes L’étude était de type rétrospectif et descriptif. Elle a concerné les sujets âgés d'au moins 60 ans ayant consulté pour la première fois en psychiatrie, au CHU Hédi Chaker à Sfax, en 2010 ou 2011. Résultats Nous avons colligé 159 dossiers. L’âge moyen était de 73 ans. La démence et les troubles de l'humeur étaient les diagnostics les plus fréquents. Sur le plan thérapeutique, une poly thérapie faite d'au moins deux psychotropes de familles différentes a été prescrite pour 55,9%. Chez 60.3% des sujets, le traitement a été prescrit d'emblée à dose complète. Aucun dossier ne faisait état d'une prise en charge psychothérapeutique. Conclusion La prise en charge des malades de notre étude n’était pas conforme aux recommandations, notamment en matière d'association médicamenteuse, de progression des doses et d'association de la psychothérapie à la pharmacothérapie. L'information des médecins et leur sensibilisation aux particularités du sujet âgé contribuerait à optimiser les soins qui leur sont prodigués, y compris en psychiatrie. PMID:25120873

  20. Ionization spectroscopies and theoretical calculations of cis and trans 3-fluoro-N-methylaniline-Arn(n = 1,2) van der Waals clusters: Structures and binding energies

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    Zhang, Lijuan; Li, Dazhi; Cheng, Min; Du, Yikui; Zhu, Qihe

    2017-08-01

    The ab initio and dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT) calculations of the van der Waals (vdW) clusters of cis and trans 3-fluoro-N-methylaniline-Arn (3FNMA-Arn) (n = 1,2) predict that, for cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters, the π-bound geometry with the Ar atom sitting over the ring is the global minimum in both neutral and cationic states, while for cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar2 clusters, the [π | π]-bound sandwich structure with two Ar ligands occupying nearly equivalent π-bound positions above and below the ring plane is the global minimum. The vibronic spectra of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters in the S1 state were recorded by using one-color and two-color resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) techniques, the comparison of which yields an estimate of the binding energy of cluster in the S1 state. It is found that the linear correlation between the redshift of the S1 ← S0 electronic transition energy (E1) of cluster and the E1 of the monomer also holds for the Ar clusters of hetero-di-substituted aromatics. By recording the photoionization efficiency (PIE) curves and mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) dissociation spectra of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters, the ionization energies (IE) and binding energies of clusters in the D0 state are obtained. The MATI spectra of the cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 cations exhibit significant progressions of the vdW bending mode (bx), indicating the structural changes of the clusters in the bending coordinate upon ionization. The combination of the three kinds of spectroscopic methods provides the binding energies of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters in the S0, S1 and D0 states with good accuracy, and the values estimated by dispersion-corrected DFT calculations compare well with the experimental results. From our studies, the ωB97X-D and TD-ωB97X-D methods using high quality basis set are recommended for studying the intermolecular interaction of such vdW clusters in the ground and excited states.

  1. Ionization spectroscopies and theoretical calculations of cis and trans 3-fluoro-N-methylaniline-Arn(n=1,2) van der Waals clusters: Structures and binding energies.

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    Zhang, Lijuan; Li, Dazhi; Cheng, Min; Du, Yikui; Zhu, Qihe

    2017-08-05

    The ab initio and dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT) calculations of the van der Waals (vdW) clusters of cis and trans 3-fluoro-N-methylaniline-Arn (3FNMA-Arn) (n=1,2) predict that, for cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters, the π-bound geometry with the Ar atom sitting over the ring is the global minimum in both neutral and cationic states, while for cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar2 clusters, the [π|π]-bound sandwich structure with two Ar ligands occupying nearly equivalent π-bound positions above and below the ring plane is the global minimum. The vibronic spectra of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters in the S1 state were recorded by using one-color and two-color resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) techniques, the comparison of which yields an estimate of the binding energy of cluster in the S1 state. It is found that the linear correlation between the redshift of the S1←S0 electronic transition energy (E1) of cluster and the E1 of the monomer also holds for the Ar clusters of hetero-di-substituted aromatics. By recording the photoionization efficiency (PIE) curves and mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) dissociation spectra of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters, the ionization energies (IE) and binding energies of clusters in the D0 state are obtained. The MATI spectra of the cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 cations exhibit significant progressions of the vdW bending mode (bx), indicating the structural changes of the clusters in the bending coordinate upon ionization. The combination of the three kinds of spectroscopic methods provides the binding energies of cis and trans 3FNMA-Ar1 clusters in the S0, S1 and D0 states with good accuracy, and the values estimated by dispersion-corrected DFT calculations compare well with the experimental results. From our studies, the ωB97X-D and TD-ωB97X-D methods using high quality basis set are recommended for studying the intermolecular interaction of such vdW clusters in the ground and excited states. Copyright

  2. Ending neglect: providing effective childhood tuberculosis training for health care workers in Tanzania.

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    Adams, L V; Olotu, R; Talbot, E A; Cronin, B J; Christopher, R; Mkomwa, Z

    2014-12-21

    Contexte : Structures de soins de santé à Dar es Salam, Pwani et Arusha, Tanzanie.Objectif : Evaluer les connaissances et pratiques du personnel de santé (HCW) un an après une formation spécifique à la tuberculose de l'enfant (TB).Schéma : Grâce à une enquête standardisée, nous avons interviewé un échantillon de complaisance de HCW offrant des soins à la fois généraux et spécialisés à des enfants.Résultats : Nous avons interviewé 117 HCW dans des dispensaires de TB, des centres de santé maternelle et infantile, des dispensaires pour le virus de l'immunodéficience humaine (VIH), des consultations externes et des services de pédiatrie dans 12 établissements. Un total de 81 HCW (62% d'infirmières, 74% de cliniciens) a affirmé avoir bénéficié de la formation nationale relative à la TB de l'enfant. La majorité a répondu correctement aux questions relatives au diagnostic de la TB de l'enfant, à son traitement et à la prise en charge conjointe de la TB et du VIH, quels que soient les antécédents de formation. La plupart ont dit demander en routine des radiographies pulmonaires, un test VIH et une recherche de contacts tuberculeux lors de l'évaluation des enfants. Moins de la moitié des HCW a affirmé recueillir des crachats en routine pour une culture mycobactérienne ou réaliser un test cutané à la tuberculine. La prescription de thérapie préventive par isoniazide (IPT) a été faite trois fois plus souvent par des HCW formés que par ceux qui ne l'avaient pas été (P < 0,05).Conclusion : En général, les connaissances en matière de TB de l'enfant étaient élevées et les pratiques conformes aux directives nationales. L'étude a identifié des lacunes spécifiques en matière de diagnostic, de traitement et d'utilisation de l'IPT afin de mieux cibler les futures formations.

  3. Maternal mortality and its correlates: practical implications of data analysis across multiple countries.

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    Sagynbekov, Ken Imanak

    2013-07-01

    Objectif : Les études portant sur la mortalité maternelle qui utilisent des données issues de multiples pays en viennent souvent à repérer des corrélats significatifs sur le plan statistique et à les interpréter comme étant des facteurs pertinents en matière de politique. Cette étude a été conçue pour traiter de la fragilité d’une association statistique entre le taux de mortalité maternelle et ses principaux corrélats, ainsi que pour évaluer la pertinence de l’analyse de données issues de multiples pays à des fins d’élaboration de politiques. Méthodes : Les tendances de la variation du taux de mortalité maternelle associées au taux de fertilité, au revenu par habitant, à l’inscription aux écoles primaires et secondaires, à la qualité institutionnelle, à la participation des femmes à la politique et aux indicateurs des systèmes de santé dans 111 pays en 2000 et dans 128 pays en 2005 ont été explorées au moyen d’une approche de modélisation linéaire à niveaux multiples. Résultats : Le taux de fertilité et le revenu par habitant ont été les seuls facteurs prédictifs robustes du taux de mortalité maternelle. À la suite de la neutralisation des effets du taux de fertilité, du revenu par habitant et des facteurs contextuels propres à chacune des régions, nous avons constaté que les indicateurs des systèmes de santé et l’inscription scolaire étaient des facteurs prédictifs directs instables du taux de mortalité maternelle. Conclusion : Bien que les études comparatives multipays puissent identifier des corrélats clés en ce qui concerne le taux de mortalité maternelle, les recommandations en matière de politique visant la réduction de ce taux devraient être fondées sur des modèles causaux qui tiennent compte des facteurs contextuels.

  4. Holocene groundwater turnover in an coastal aquifer in Albania - mirrored by isotopes

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    Jacks, G.; Kumanova, Xh; Marku, S.

    2012-04-01

    Holocene groundwater turnover in a coastal aquifer in Albania - mirrored by isotopes Jacks G 1, Kumanova Xh 2 and Marku S 2 1) Dept. of Land and Water Resources Engineering, KTH, SE-114 29 Stockholm, Sweden 2) Albanian Geological Survey, Tirana, Albania Mati River has formed a coastal aquifer in N. Albania serving as a water source for 220 000 people. The near shore portions of the aquifer have a brackish groundwater. A crucial question is to what extent the aquifer is recharged from the alluvial cone at the entrance of the river into the coastal plain and to what extent the brackish water is drawn into a large well-field supplying Durres, the second largest town in Albania. The brackish water was dated by 14C, resulting in ages between 4-7000 years BP. ^18O data showed that the brackish water was not a mixture between sea water and fresh water but had freshwater signature of -5 to -10 o/oo. The low values are caused by the oxidation of sulphides in a copper mining area upstream in the Mati River catchment (Demi 2003). Most likely the salinity is derived from diffusion from saline pore water in intercalated clay layers. A similar condition is found in the coastal Kerala aquifers in Southern India (Jacks et al., 2007). The water extracted in the large well-field has low salinity. ^34S data show that the pumped groundwater has a typical river signature with ^34S = 4-5 o/oo while the brackish near shore water has a sea water signature around 20-21 o/oo. Thus the extracted water is almost entirely supplied by current recharge from the alluvial cone. The salinity now restricted to pore water in the intercalated clay layers might be derived from the Flandrian transgression. A shore line has been observed close to the foothills in the plane by Fouache (2006). The paleo-levels of the sea is very variable along the Adriatic coast as this is a tectonic active areas along the seam between the African and the European plates (Allaj et al. 2001; Fouache 2006; Mathers et al

  5. Full dimensional quantum-mechanical simulations for the vibronic dynamics of difluorobenzene radical cation isomers using the multilayer multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree method

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    Meng, Qingyong; Faraji, Shirin; Vendrell, Oriol; Meyer, Hans-Dieter

    2012-10-01

    Full dimensional multilayer multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree (ML-MCTDH) calculations of the dynamics of the three difluorobenzene cationic isomers in five lowest-lying doublet electronic states using the ab initio multistate multimode vibronic coupling Hamiltonian (MMVCH) model are carried out using the Heidelberg MCTDH package. The same dynamical problems, but treated with the MCTDH scheme and using a reduced dimensional ab initio MMVCH model, have been previously reported [S. Faraji, H.-D. Meyer, and H. Köppel, "Multistate vibronic interactions in difluorobenzene radical cations. II Quantum dynamical simulations," J. Chem. Phys. 129, 074311 (2008), 10.1063/1.2958918]. For easy comparison with the reduced dimensional results, 11D or 10D ML-MCTDH calculations are also performed. Extensive ML-MCTDH test calculations are performed to find appropriate ML-MCTDH wavefunction structures (ML-trees), and the convergence of the ML-MCTDH calculations are carefully checked to ensure accurate results. Based on the appropriate ML-trees, the photoelectron (PE) spectrum and the mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectrum are simulated, analyzed, and compared with corresponding experimental spectra. Because of its efficient simulation capability for large systems, ML-MCTDH calculations save a considerable amount of central processing unit (CPU)-time, even when a reduced dimensional MMVCH is used, i.e., the same reduced model as in the corresponding MCTDH calculations. Simulations of the experimental PE spectra by full dimensional ML-MCTDH calculations reproduced main peaks, which originate from different electronic states. The agreement is improved as compared to the reduced dimensionality calculations. Unfortunately, the experimental PE spectra are not very well resolved. Therefore, we compare our calculations additionally with highly resolved MATI spectra, which, however, are only available for the tilde{X} state. Based on a series of ML-MCTDH simulations with

  6. Qualité des eaux de la station de traitement de la ville de Skikda, Algérie Essais d'optimisation de la clarification

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    Meghzili, B.; Medjram, M. S.; Achour, S.

    2005-05-01

    A cause de la sécheresse qui a sévit durant une décennie, la station de traitement de l'eau potable de la ville de Skikda Algérie, en vue de combler le déficit en eau, utilise un mélange des eaux de surface (barrage) et des eaux souterraines (forage). Les résultats des analyses physico-chimiques de ces eaux montrent la présence de micropolluants, notamment le mercure, avec une concentration de 0.035 mg/l pour les eaux de surface et une concentration de 0.02 mg/l pour les eaux souterraines. Ces résultats obtenus, montrent également que la concentration en matières organiques dépasse, pour les deux sources, les normes OMS. Afin de réduire les effets de cette pollution, nous avons calculé les doses nécessaires des différents réactifs utilisés sur la base des essais d'optimisation réalisés en laboratoire. Les résultats obtenus nous ont permis de conclure que les doses de 30 à 60 mg/l de sulfate d'aluminium (S.A) sont nécessaires à une bonne élimination de la turbidité et des matières organiques (M.O) et que l'utilisation du charbon active en poudre (C.A.P) permet la réduction de la teneur en mercure au dessous du seuil admissible. L'utilisation d'un adjuvant (chaux vive) permet d'améliorer les résultats surtout pour la turbidité (4 mg/l). Une préchloration au break point semble intéressante pour améliorer la phase de floculation.

  7. Mécanisme du transfert pervaporatif des mélanges aqueux d'acétate d'éthyle à travers des membranes en PDMS

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    Bendjama, Z.; Ait-Amar, H.; Schaetzel, P.; Nguyen, Q. T.

    1999-09-01

    This study concerns the transfer of the “water-ethylacetate" system, through a polymer material, the polydimethylsiloxane, at various degrees of reticulation. From these experimental results, the transfer of matter can be expressed for small contents of ester, using the Fick law in which the diffusion coefficient is constant. The absence of flux coupling is demonstrated by the fact that the water diffusion coefficient in the silicon giving account of the global transfer in pervaporation, is identical to its measured value in pure water. L'étude porte sur le transfert du système “eau - acétate d'éthyle" à travers un matériau polymère, la polydiméthylsiloxane, réticulé à différents degrés. À partir des résultats expérimentaux, le transfert de matière a pu être exprimé pour les faibles teneurs en ester, en utilisant la loi de Fick dans laquelle le coefficient de diffusion est constant. L'absence de couplage des flux est démontrée par le fait que le coefficient de diffusion de l'eau dans le silicone rendant compte du transfert global en pervaporation est identique à sa valeur mesurée à l'état pur.

  8. A computational model that simulates mucociliary clearance in the bronchial tree, and a concomitant study on energetics and optimality

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    Manolidis, Michail; Isabey, Daniel; Louis, Bruno; Grotberg, James; Filoche, Marcel

    2015-11-01

    Systemic deterministic models of mucociliary clearance in the bronchial tree are currently scarce. While analytical/computational efforts have focused on microscopic modeling of mucociliary propulsion, macroscopic approaches have been restricted mainly to stochastic methods. We present an analytical/computational model that simulates mucociliary clearance in macroscopic physical domains. The analytical foundations of the model are based on a Stokes flow assumption, whereby, in addition to viscous forces originating in ciliary forcing, the role of surface tension is also considered. The governing equations are solved computationally on a three-dimensional surface mesh. Flow is simulated in an anatomically/geometrically representative bifurcation of the bronchial tree. The directionality of ciliary forcing in our model is optimized in order to maintain near-uniform mucus film thickness throughout the flow field. Based on the optimized version of the model, energetic considerations, as well as aspects of optimality in nature are analyzed and presented. 2nd affiliation: Professor, Physique de la Matière Condensée, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

  9. Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a Multi-Mission Distributed Workflow System

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    Sayfi, Elias; Cheng, Cecilia; Lee, Hyun; Patel, Rajesh; Takagi, Atsuya; Yu, Dan

    2009-01-01

    A multi-mission approach to solving the same problems for various projects is enticing. However, the multi-mission approach leads to the need to develop a configurable, adaptable and distributed system to meet unique project requirements. That, in turn, leads to a set of challenges varying from handling synchronization issues to coming up with a smart design that allows the "unknowns" to be decided later. This paper discusses the challenges that the Multi-mission Automated Task Invocation Subsystem (MATIS) team has come up against while designing the distributed workflow system, as well as elaborates on the solutions that were implemented. The first is to design an easily adaptable system that requires no code changes as a result of configuration changes. The number of formal deliveries is often limited because each delivery costs time and money. Changes such as the sequence of programs being called, a change of a parameter value in the program that is being automated should not result in code changes or redelivery.

  10. Neutron activation analysis: A primary method of measurement

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    Greenberg, Robert R.; Bode, Peter; De Nadai Fernandes, Elisabete A.

    2011-03-01

    Neutron activation analysis (NAA), based on the comparator method, has the potential to fulfill the requirements of a primary ratio method as defined in 1998 by the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière — Métrologie en Chimie (CCQM, Consultative Committee on Amount of Substance — Metrology in Chemistry). This thesis is evidenced in this paper in three chapters by: demonstration that the method is fully physically and chemically understood; that a measurement equation can be written down in which the values of all parameters have dimensions in SI units and thus having the potential for metrological traceability to these units; that all contributions to uncertainty of measurement can be quantitatively evaluated, underpinning the metrological traceability; and that the performance of NAA in CCQM key-comparisons of trace elements in complex matrices between 2000 and 2007 is similar to the performance of Isotope Dilution Mass Spectrometry (IDMS), which had been formerly designated by the CCQM as a primary ratio method.

  11. The esef instrument: a european facility for exposing active and passive particle detectors in low earth orbits

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    Bibring, J.-P.; Borg, J.; Bunch, T.; Chardin, A.; Deshpande, S.; Jolly, H.; Maag, C.; Mandeville, J.-C.; McDonnell, J. A. M.; Nishioka, K.; Sálvetat, P.; Stevenson, T.; Vassent, B.

    In the context of dust collections in space, the COMET experiment (Collecte en Orbite de Matière ExtraTerrestre) was proposed in 1982 and has been accepted in 1985 in the framework of the Soviet-French space cooperation program. The idea of such an experiment was to install collectors inside hermetic boxes, to have these boxes mounted outside a space station, orbiting the Earth and to have the capability of chosing the date and duration of the collection. In February 94, it has been proposed to fly an improved version of this instrument, as part of the payload of the EUROMIR 95 mission. Renamed as the European Space Exposure Facility (ESEF), it carries experiments from several principal investigators (PIs). These experiments have been designed to analyse in real time some parameters of the encountered particles and to collect material, both of terrestrial and extraterrestrial origin, to be brought back to the Earth at the end of the mission. Three types of collecting material are used: high purity metals, foams and silica aerogels. All grains down to submicron sizes can be possibly identified by such a variety of collectors; the presence of very low density collectors, like the foams and silica aerogels, should permit the collection of grains least modified, one of the primary goals of this investigation. This paper refers to the description of the instrument and of the various experiments.

  12. 25th Birthday Cern- Restaurant

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    2016-07-12

    Cérémonie du 25ème anniversaire du Cern avec plusieurs orateurs et la présence de nombreux autorités cantonales et communales genevoises et personnalités, directeurs généraux, ministres, chercheurs.... Le conseiller féderal et chef du département des affaires étrangères de la confédération Monsieur Pierre Aubert prend la parole pour célébrer à la fois les résultats très remarquables de la coopération internationale en matière scientifique, mais aussi la volonté politique des états européens de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour faire oeuvre d'avenir. Un grand hommage est aussi donné aux deux directeurs disparus, les prof.Bakker et Gregory.

  13. Sécurité au-delà des mythes et des croyances

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    2016-07-12

    Présentation orale en français, support visuel en français et en anglais. La pire des failles de sécurité est l'impression de sécurité. Le décalage entre la compréhension que l’on a des technologies utilisées, et leurs potentiels réels, ainsi que l'impact potentiellement négatif qu'elles peuvent avoir sur nos vies, n'est pas toujours compris, ou pris en compte par la plupart d'entre-nous. On se contente de nos perceptions pour ne pas avoir à se confronter à la réalité... Alors qu'en est-il vraiment ? En matière de sécurité qui de l'humain ou des technologies a le contrôle ?

  14. CFD study of isothermal water flow in rod bundle with split-type spacer grid

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    Batta, A.; Class, A. G.

    2014-06-01

    The design of rod bundles in nuclear application nowadays is assessed by CFD (computational fluid dynamics). The accuracy of CFD models need validation. Within the OECD/NEA benchmark MATiS-H (Measurement and Analysis of Turbulent Mixing in Sub-channels - Horizontal) a single-phase water flow in a 5x5 rod bundle is studied. In the benchmark, two types of spacer grids are tested, the swirl type and the split type, where the current study focuses on the split type spacer grid. Comparison of CFD results obtained at Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT) with experimental results of KAERI (Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute) are presented. In the benchmark velocities components along selected lines downstream of the spacer grid are measured and compared to CFD results. The CFD code STAR CCM+ with the Realized k-ɛ model is used. Comparisons with experimental results show quantitative and qualitative agreement for the averaged values of velocity components. Comparisons of results to other benchmark partners using different modeling show that the selected mesh size and models for the analysis of the current case gives relatively accurate results. However, the used turbulent model (Realized k-ɛ does not capture the turbulent intensity correctly. Computation shows that the flow has very high mixing due to the spacer grid, which does not decay within the measurements domain (z/ DH =0-10 downstream of spacer grid). The same conclusion can be drawn from experimental data.

  15. Evaluation des connaissances des parents sur les bronchiolites aiguës

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    Gueddari, Widad; Tazi, Abderrahmane; Ouardi, Amine; Nani, Samira; Zineddine, Abdelhadi

    2014-01-01

    Les infections respiratoires (IR) constituent la deuxième cause de mortalité infantile au Maroc, dû en partie à l'absence d'information et de sensibilisation. Le but de ce travail était d’évaluer les connaissances des parents sur la bronchiolite aiguë, infection respiratoire très fréquente. Nous avons réalisé une enquête basée sur un questionnaire, auprès de parents de nourrissons consultants pour toux, avec ou sans gêne respiratoire. 180 parents ont été inclus dans l’étude. Les parents pensaient que l'infection respiratoire était secondaire au climat froid (96%); seuls 4% ont évoqué une origine infectieuse. Aucun des parents ne savait que le lavage des mains était un moyen de prévention de la transmission. Les parents ont majoritairement répondu que la kinésithérapie respiratoire ne servait à rien (65%), et qu'elle était nocive (24.5%). Ce manque de connaissances fondamentales en matière d'IR et de bronchiolite en particulier, devrait inciter à entreprendre un programme de sensibilisation PMID:25328606

  16. A dynamic energy budget (DEB) model for the energy usage and reproduction of the Icelandic capelin (Mallotus villosus).

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    Einarsson, Baldvin; Birnir, Björn; Sigurðsson, Sven

    2011-07-21

    We apply a dynamic energy budget (DEB) model to the Icelandic capelin (Mallotus villosus) and introduce a new state variable to capture the roe production of individual fish. Species-specific coefficients are found for the capelin such as the shape coefficient and the Arrhenius temperature. We show how to link the DEB model to measurable quantities such as weight, length, fat, and roe content. We use data on measured 3-year old female capelin from 1999 to 2000 season from the Marine Research Institute of Iceland (MRI) and Matis, an Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D. We then find plausible parameter values for the DEB model by fitting the output of the model to these data. We obtain good fits between theory and observations, and the DEB model successfully reproduces weight, length, fat percentage and roe percentage of capelin. We discuss the effect of maturity on the spawning route of capelin, and describe how we intend to incorporate these results with an interacting particle model for the spawning migration of capelin.

  17. Ablation d'un film d'or par laser à excimère

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    Sentis, M.; Hermann, J.; Pereira, A.; Delaporte, Ph.; Marine, W.; Perrière, J.; Bianchi, L.; Galli, R.

    2003-06-01

    Ces travaux de recherche ont été réalisés dans le cadre du projet de développement du Laser MégaJoule (LMJ). Parmi les expériences d'interaction laser - matière à très haut flux, certaines conduiront à un dépôt de particules d'or sur les éléments internes de la chambre d'interaction. Pour nettoyer ce dépôt de particules, la possibilité d'utiliser un procédé automatisé basé sur l'ablation laser a été étudiée. Un modèle numérique simplifié a été développé et une étude expérimentale réalisée sur des échantillons d'acier inoxydable ou de B4C recouverts d'un film d'or d'une épaisseur de ~20 nm déposés par PVD. Ces travaux montrent que plus de 95 % du film d'or peuvent être enlevés avec quelques tirs d'un laser XeCI dès que la densité d'énergie dépasse 3 J/cm^2.

  18. Overcoming the Challenges of Implementing a Multi-Mission Distributed Workflow System

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    Sayfi, Elias; Cheng, Cecilia; Lee, Hyun; Patel, Rajesh; Takagi, Atsuya; Yu, Dan

    2009-01-01

    A multi-mission approach to solving the same problems for various projects is enticing. However, the multi-mission approach leads to the need to develop a configurable, adaptable and distributed system to meet unique project requirements. That, in turn, leads to a set of challenges varying from handling synchronization issues to coming up with a smart design that allows the "unknowns" to be decided later. This paper discusses the challenges that the Multi-mission Automated Task Invocation Subsystem (MATIS) team has come up against while designing the distributed workflow system, as well as elaborates on the solutions that were implemented. The first is to design an easily adaptable system that requires no code changes as a result of configuration changes. The number of formal deliveries is often limited because each delivery costs time and money. Changes such as the sequence of programs being called, a change of a parameter value in the program that is being automated should not result in code changes or redelivery.

  19. Identification and characterization of vinylpyrrolidone-vinylimidazolium chloride copolymers in cosmetic products by pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method.

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    Gmahl, E; Ruess, W

    1993-04-01

    Synopsis Commercially available copolymers of 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and 1-vinyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride, known as 'Luviquat' types in the cosmetic industry, were analysed for their composition using a combination of pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method. This is a report on the determined pyrolytic products and the fast identification of the analysed polymers both in raw materials and cosmetic products. Calibration with defined material ensures the determination of monomer ratios with good reproducibility. Résumé Les copolymères de chlorure de 1-vinyle-2-pyrolidone et de 1-vinyle-3-methylimidazolium disponibles dans le commerce, connus dans l'industrie cosmétique sous la dénomination de copolymères de vinyle, ont été analysés à laide d'une méthode combinant la pyrolyse, la spectrométrie de mass et la chromatographie en phase gazeuse. Cet article constitue un rapport sur les produits déterminés par pyrolyse et sur la rapidité d'identification des polymères analysés à la fois dans des matières premières et dans des produits cosmétiques. Le calibrage avec un matériel défini assure une bonne détermination des taux de monomères dotés d'une reproductibilité.

  20. Proteomic analysis of human hepatoma cells expressing methionine adenosyltransferase I/III☆

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    Schröder, Paul C.; Fernández-Irigoyen, Joaquín; Bigaud, Emilie; Serna, Antonio; Renández-Alcoceba, Rubén; Lu, Shelly C.; Mato, José M.; Prieto, Jesús; Corrales, Fernando J.

    2015-01-01

    Methionine adenosyltransferase I/III (MATI/III) synthesizes S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) in quiescent hepatocytes. Its activity is compromised in most liver diseases including liver cancer. Since SAM is a driver of hepatocytes fate we have studied the effect of re-expressing MAT1A in hepatoma Huh7 cells using proteomics. MAT1A expression leads to SAM levels close to those found in quiescent hepatocytes and induced apoptosis. Normalization of intracellular SAM induced alteration of 128 proteins identified by 2D-DIGE and gel-free methods, accounting for deregulation of central cellular functions including apoptosis, cell proliferation and survival. Human Dead-box protein 3 (DDX3X), a RNA helicase regulating RNA splicing, export, transcription and translation was down-regulated upon MAT1A expression. Our data support the regulation of DDX3X levels by SAM in a concentration and time dependent manner. Consistently, DDX3X arises as a primary target of SAM and a principal intermediate of its antitumoral effect. Based on the parallelism between SAM and DDX3X along the progression of liver disorders, and the results reported here, it is tempting to suggest that reduced SAM in the liver may lead to DDX3X up-regulation contributing to the pathogenic process and that replenishment of SAM might prove to have beneficial effects, at least in part by reducing DDX3X levels. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Proteomics: The clinical link. PMID:22270009

  1. KEY COMPARISON: CCQM-K61: Quantitation of a linearised plasmid DNA, based on a matched standard in a matrix of non-target DNA

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    Ellison, Stephen L. R.; Holden, Marcia J.; Woolford, Alison; Haynes, Ross J.; Salit, Marc L.; Burns, Malcolm; Parkes, Helen; Cherdchu, Chainarong; Corbisier, Philippe; Emslie, Kerry R.; Gao, Yunhua; Gioria, Sabrina; Griffiths, Kate R.; Kawaharasaki, Mamoru; Konopelko, Leonid A.; Kustikov, Yury A.; Park, Sang-Ryoul; Phunbua, Nittaya; Vonsky, Maxim S.; Wang, Jing; Yang, Inchul

    2009-01-01

    Key comparison CCQM-K61 was performed to demonstrate and document the capability of interested national metrology institutes in the determination of the quantity of specific DNA target in an aqueous solution. The study provides support for the following measurement claim: "Quantitation of a linearised plasmid DNA, based on a matched standard in a matrix of non-target DNA". The comparison was an activity of the Bioanalysis Working Group (BAWG) of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière and was coordinated by NIST (Gaithersburg, USA) and LGC (Teddington, UK). The following laboratories (in alphabetical order) participated in this key comparison. DMSC (Thailand); IRMM (European Union); KRISS (Republic of Korea); LGC (UK); NIM (China); NIST (USA); NMIA (Australia); NMIJ (Japan); VNIIM (Russian Federation) Good agreement was observed between the reported results of all nine of the participants. Uncertainty estimates did not account fully for the dispersion of results even after allowance for possible inhomogeneity in calibration materials. Preliminary studies suggest that the effects of fluorescence threshold setting might contribute to the excess dispersion, and further study of this topic is suggested Main text. To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

  2. Application de codes Monte Carlo en neutronthérapie

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    Paquis, P.; Pignol, J. P.; Cuendet, P.; Fares, G.; Diop, C.; Iborra, N.; Hachem, A.; Mokhtari, F.; Karamanoukian, D.

    1998-04-01

    Monte Carlo calculation codes allow to study accurately all the parameters relevant to radiation effects, like the dose deposition or the type of microscopic interactions, through one by one particle transport simulation. These features are very useful for neutron irradiations, from device development up to dosimetry. This paper illustrates some applications of these codes in Neutron Capture Therapy and Neutron Capture Enhancement of fast neutrons irradiations. Les codes de calculs Monte Carlo permettent au travers de la simulation des trajectoires de particules dans la matière d',étudier finement tous les paramètres d'une irradiation comme la dose ou les interactions avec les atomes du milieu. Ces caractéristiques sont particulièrement utiles pour les irradiations par neutrons, depuis le développement des machines jusqu'à? la dosimétrie. Les applications de ces codes sont illustrées pour la Thérapie par Captures de neutrons, les Irradiations par Neutrons Rapides, et la Potentialisation par Capture de Neutrons.

  3. Le consentement libre et éclairé aux soins en psychiatrie

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    Neilson, Grainne; Chaimowitz, Gary

    2015-01-01

    Résumé Le patient a le droit d’être informé sur les soins de santé qui lui sont proposés et de participer activement à la prise de décisions relativement à ces soins. Le respect de la dignité et de l’autonomie de la personne passe par le respect de son droit de prendre des décisions à propos de ses soins psychiatriques, notamment de refuser un traitement, pour autant qu’elle soit apte à prendre des décisions. Il importe que le psychiatre connaisse les fondements éthiques du consentement libre et éclairé et les exigences prévues par le droit en cette matière, y compris la jurisprudence. Le consentement n’est pas immuable, pouvant changer avec le temps, au fil de l’évolution des conditions et des circonstances. Par conséquent, le consentement doit être un processus continu.

  4. The CONV-3D code for DNS CFD calculation

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    Chudanov, Vladimir; ALCF ThermHydraX Team

    2014-03-01

    The CONV-3D code for DNS CFD calculation of thermal and hydrodynamics on Fast Reactor with use of supercomputers is developed. This code is highly effective in a scalability at the high performance computers such as ``Chebyshev'', ``Lomonosov'' (Moscow State University, Russia), Blue Gene/Q(ALCF MIRA, ANL). The scalability is reached up to 106 processors. The code was validated on a series of the well known tests in a wide range of Rayleigh (106-1016) and Reynolds (103-105. Such code was validated on the blind tests OECD/NEA of the turbulent intermixing in horizontal subchannels of the fuel assembly at normal pressure and temperature (Matis-H), of the flows in T-junction and the report IBRAE/ANL was published. The good coincidence of numerical predictions with experimental data was reached, that specifies applicability of the developed approach for a prediction of thermal and hydrodynamics in a boundary layer at small Prandtl that is characteristic of the liquid metal reactors. Project Name: ThermHydraX. Project Title: U.S.-Russia Collaboration on Cross-Verification and Validation in Thermal Hydraulics.

  5. [The oldest German textbook on internal medicine of horses, edited at the Kayserlich-Köngliche Pferd-Cur und Operations Schul in Vienna in 1770].

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    Greiner, S

    1996-06-01

    The manuscript has the title: "Erkandtnus deren innerlichen Krankheiten des Pferds überhaupt". Through two take downs of the lectures of Ludwig Scotti, the founder of the first school for veterinarians in the German speaking part of Europe and its first teacher, the manuscript is identified as another take down. The first part of the manuscript, which is about internal medicine, in large passages is a literally translation of Lafosse's "Guide de Maréchal". In most passages the second part, which is about pharmacology, is a copy of the German translation of Claude Bourgelat's "Matière médicale" published in 1766. Nevertheless Scotti brings in his own experiences by inserting in or rewriting of some chapters or by adding other theories, likewise his prescriptions cannot be found in Bourgelat's book. The manuscript is an example for the highest level in veterinary science in the second half of the 18th century. This is emphasized through the comparison with contemporary literature in German language, for example the books of von Sind and Deigendesch.

  6. KEY COMPARISON: CCQM-K28: Tributyltin in sediment

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    Wolff Briche, Céline S. J.; Wahlen, Raimund; Sturgeon, Ralph E.

    2006-01-01

    Key comparison CCQM K-28 was undertaken to assess the measurement capabilities for quantitation of (C4H9)3Sn+ (TBT) in a prepared marine sediment by National Metrology Institutes (NMIs), which are members of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM). It follows a previous pilot study, CCQM-P18. [1, 2] This exercise was sanctioned by the 8th CCQM meeting, 18-19 April 2002, as an activity of the Inorganic Analysis Working Group and was jointly coordinated by the Institute for National Measurement Standards of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and LGC, UK. Eight NMIs initially indicated their interest, with seven ultimately submitting their results. All NMIs relied on isotope dilution mass spectrometry using a species-specific 117Sn-enriched TBT standard, which was supplied by LGC. No analytical methodology was prescribed for this study. As a result, a variety of extraction approaches was adopted by the participants, including mechanical shaking, sonication, accelerated solvent extraction, microwave assisted extraction and heating in combination with ethylation and direct sampling. Detection techniques included ICP-MS (coupled to GC or HPLC for the separation of Sn species) and GC-MS. Main text. To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

  7. ÉTUDE de la Capture ÉLECTRONIQUE dans la DÉSINTÉGRATION du Nuclide 23Na

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    Charpak, G.

    L'étude de 22Na est faite avec un compteur Geiger 4π. On met en évidence l'émission d'un rayonnement de très basse énergle, indépendant des rayons β+, complètement absorbé dans un film de quelques microgrammes par centimètre carré d'aluminium on de matière plastique LC 600 et attribué aux électrons Auger d'énergie maximum 0,85 keV, qui suivent la capture électronique. En raison du très faible parcours de ces électrons , nous sommes amené à discuter particulièrement une méthode simple de préparation de sources radloactives minces et uniformes. Nous obtenons la valeta du rapport [ Capture Λ/Emission β+ = (6,5±0,9) pour 100.

  8. Binaires semi-détachées : taxonomie

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    Hameury, Jean-Marie

    2001-01-01

    We discuss here compact binaries in which the orbital separation is small enough that mass is transferred from one star to the other. These systems are classified according to the nature of the primary: algols for ordinary stars, cataclysmic variables for white dwarfs, and X-ray binaries for black holes and neutron stars. These classes are often studied separately, even though the same physical processes occur in all objects; a global approach is most useful for understanding these objects and the physical processes. On discutera ici des binaires serrées dans lesquelles la séparation est suffisamment faible pour qu'il y ait échange de matière entre les deux étoiles. La classification de ces systèmes est liée à la nature de l'étoile accrétante: algols pour la séquence principale, variables cataclysmiques pour les naines blanches, et binaires X pour les étoiles à neutrons ou les trous noirs. Ces classes sont souvent étudiées de façon séparée, mais elles révèlent des processus physiques communs; la compréhension des objets et de la physique sous-jacente bénéficie d'une approche globale.

  9. La santé des Premières nations, des Inuits et des Métis: les facteurs que doivent envisager les leaders en santé canadiens dans la foulée du rapport de la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada.

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    McNally, Mary; Martin, Debbie

    2017-03-01

    Les peuples des Premières nations, inuits et métis qui habitent au Canada sont aux prises avec de profondes disparités en matière de santé par rapport aux Canadiens non autochtones, et ce, dans presque toutes les mesures liées à la santé et au bien-être. Pour faire progresser les services de santé auprès des peuples autochtones, il faut passer à l'action dans tous les ordres de prestation des soins et des politiques en santé. Il est donc essentiel que les leaders et les prestataires des établissements, des systèmes et des installations de santé du Canada comprennent et prennent en main les déterminants de la santé propres aux peuples autochtones, y compris l'héritage du colonialisme et le racisme ancien et actuel. La Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada est le point de départ pour réagir de manière positive aux injustices.

  10. L'équation d'état nucléaire

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    Suraud, E.

    We present part of our (direct or indirect) knowledge on the equation of state of nuclear matter in a density-temperature domain for which nucleonic effects are dominant (densities smaller than 2-4 times the saturation density and temperatures smaller than 10-20 MeV). The text is divided into three parts corresponding, respectively, to direct studies close to the saturation, to the astrophysical case and to the studies involving heavy-ion collisions. In chapter one, after a brief introduction to the concept of equation of state, we disçuss the saturation property of nuclear matter. The notion of incompressibility modulus is also introduced and its value is discussed in detail. Nuclear matter calculations trying to reproduce saturation from a nucleon-nucleon interaction are also briefly presented. In chapter two we study the equation of state in the astrophysical context. The role of the nuclear component is discussed in detail for the final phase of the collapse of supernovae cores. A brief presentation of calculations of the dense matter constituting neutron stars is also given. Chapter three is devoted to heavy-ion collisions below 500-600 MeV per nucleon. After a brief presentation of both theoretical and experimental frameworks, we focus on three particular aspects which could have a link with the nuclear matter equation of state: the formation of intermediate mass fragments, flow effects and subthreshold particle production. Nous présentons quelques unes de nos connaissances (directes et indirectes) sur l'équation d'état de la matière nucléaire dans un régime de densités et températures pour lesquelles la physique reste largement dominée par les effets nucléoniques (densités inférieures à 2-4 fois la densité de saturation, températures inférieures à 10-20 MeV). Le texte est divisé en trois parties correspondant respectivement aux études directes du voisinage de la saturation, au cas astrophysique et aux études menées à l'aide des

  11. Applications of molecular Rydberg states in chemical dynamics and spectroscopy

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    Softley, T. P.

    Molecules in high Rydberg states, in which one electron has been excited into a hydrogenic orbital of large mean radius, have many unusual properties compared to ground state molecules. These properties, which are reviewed in this article, make them suitable for a diverse and growing number of applications in chemical dynamics. The most recent methods for studying molecular Rydberg states using high-resolution spectroscopy and theory, including effects of electric fields, are described here. An important feature is the high susceptibility of Rydberg states to external field perturbation which not only has a profound effect on the observable energy levels, spectroscopic intensities and lifetimes, but is also useful for state-selective detection through field ionization. The large dipole moment that can be created in a field is also useful for controlling the motion of molecules in Rydberg states. The applications reviewed here include: ZEKE (zero kinetic energy), MATI (mass-analyzed threshold ionization) and PIRI (photo-induced Rydberg ionization) spectroscopy; pulsed-field recombination of ions and electrons; the state selection and reaction of molecular ions; collisions of Rydberg states with neutrals, ions and metallic surfaces; Rydberg tagging and imaging of products of photodissociation; and the control of translational motion and orientation via the use of inhomogeneous fields.

  12. Infrared Spectroscopy of Ions in Selected Rotational and Spin-Orbit States

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    Jacovella, Ugo; Agner, Josef A.; Schmutz, Hansjürg; Merkt, Frederic

    2016-06-01

    First results are presented obtained using an experimental setup developed to record IR spectra of rotationally state-selected ions. The method we use is a state-selective version of a method developed by Schlemmer et al. to record IR spectra of ions. Ions are produced in specific rotational levels using mass-analysed threshold ionisation (MATI) spectroscopy combined with single-photon excitation of neutral molecules in supersonic expansions with a vacuum-ultraviolet laser. The ions generated by pulsed-field ionisation of Rydberg states of high principal quantum number (n ≈ 200) are extracted toward an octupole ion guide containing a neutral target gas. Prior to entering the octupole the ions are excited by an IR laser. The target gas is chosen so that only excited ions react to form product ions. These product ions are detected mass selectively as function of the IR laser wavenumber. To illustrate this method, we present IR spectra of C_2H_2^+ in selected rotational levels of the ^2Π3/2 and ^2Π1/2 spin-orbit components of the electronic ground state. Schlemmer et al., J. Chem. Phys. 117, 2068 (2002)

  13. Nova Sagittarii 2014 = PNV J18250860-2236024 AND Erratum

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    Waagen, Elizabeth O.

    2014-02-01

    Details of discovery of Nova Sagittarii 2014 (PNV J18250860-2236024) and procedures for observing and reporting observations are announced. Discovered by Sigeru Furuyama (Tone-machi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan) andreported by S. Nakano (Sumoto, Japan) at unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.7 on 2014 Jan. 26.857 UT. Coordinates: R.A. 18 25 08.60 Decl. = -22 36 02.4 (2000.0). Nova Sgr 2014 is Fe II-type classical nova past maximum, per low-resolution spectra obtained by A. Arai on 2014 Jan. 30.87 UT. Announced in IAU CBAT CBET 3802 (D. W. E. Green, ed.). Finder charts with sequence may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (http://www.aavso.org/vsp). Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database. See full Alert Notice for more details and observations. Also, an Erratum is reported. In AAVSO Alert Notice 496, Mati Morel (MMAT, Thornton, NSW, Australia) was credited with the discovery of the 1989 outburst of V745 Sco. The discoverer was William Liller (LIW, Vina del Mar, Chile), who observed V745 Sco on 1989 July 30.08 UT at magnitude 9.7 (PROBLICOM discovery using 2415 film with orange filter).

  14. Multi-mode vibronic interactions in the five lowest electronic states of the fluorobenzene radical cation

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    Bâldea, Ioan; Franz, Jan; Szalay, Péter G.; Köppel, Horst

    2006-10-01

    The multi-mode vibronic interactions between the five lowest electronic states of the fluorobenzene radical cation are investigated theoretically, based on ab initio electronic structure data, and employing the linear vibronic coupling model. Low-energy conical intersections, and strong vibronic couplings are found to prevail within the set of X˜-A˜ and B˜-C˜-D˜ cationic states, while the interactions between these two sets of states are found to be rather weak (owing to high-energy conical intersections). The overall intensity distribution of the experimental photoelectron spectrum, as well as the line positions observed in the MATI spectrum, are well reproduced. The vibronic interactions in the X˜-A˜ states are found to be a replica of the multi-mode dynamical Jahn-Teller effect in the parent system, the XE ground state of the benzene radical cation. Ultrafast internal conversion processes within the electronic manifolds in question demonstrate the strength of the nonadiabatic coupling effects and complement the analogous findings for the electronic spectra. The implications for the fluorescence dynamics of the fluorobenzene radical cation are discussed.

  15. Mass analyzed threshold ionization spectroscopy of deuterium substituted N-methylaniline and N-ethylaniline cations: isotope effect on transition energy and large amplitude vibrations

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    Lin, Jieli; Lin, Jung Lee; Tzeng, Wen Bih

    2003-12-01

    We have recorded the resonant two-photon ionization (R2PI) and mass analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) spectra of deuterium substituted N-methylaniline (NMA-d1) and N-ethylaniline (NEA-d1) to investigate the influence of the N-deuteration on the transition energy and the large amplitude alkyl vibration. The origin of the S 1←S 0 electronic transition (EE) and the adiabatic ionization energy (IE) of NMA-d1 are determined to be 33,294 ± 1 and 59,801 ± 5 cm -1, whereas those of NEA-d1 are 33,301 ± 1 and 59,185 ± 5 cm -1, respectively. Comparing these data with those of NMA and NEA suggests that N-deuteration give rise to a blue shift of 2-4 cm -1 in the EE and a red shift of 19-21 cm -1 in the IE. These isotope shifts are little affected by the length of the alkyl group attached to the nitrogen atom. The present results also show that the N-deuteration influences more on the large amplitude motions of the CH 3 torsion, the C 2H 5 bending, and the N-inversion than the localized benzene ring vibrations.

  16. Les enjuex éthiques entourant la recherche en santé sur les enfants

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    2008-01-01

    RÉSUMÉ La recherche en santé est un devoir moral parce qu’elle est la base des soins probants prodigués par tous les dispensateurs de soins. Des politiques et des règlements précis régissent la tenue des recherches sur des humains. Il faut procéder à une évaluation éthique d’un projet de recherche donné avant de pouvoir l’entreprendre. La recherche sur les enfants pose d’énormes défis en matière de consentement éclairé et d’assentiment, de vulnérabilité et de potentiel de conflit d’intérêts (CDI). Les chercheurs en santé pédiatrique devraient prôner la participation des enfants à la recherche, tout en se montrant attentifs à en limiter les risques.

  17. Le lymphœdème congénital primaire: la maladie de Milroy: à propos du premier cas observé dans le Département de Pédiatrie du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado Ouédraogo, Ouagadougou

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    Ouattara, Chantal Zoungrana; Kalmogho, Angèle; Yonaba, Caroline; Bouda, Chantal Gabrielle; Yaméogo, Ghislaine; Kam, Ludovic

    2017-01-01

    Le lymphœdème est l'accumulation de liquide lymphatique dans les espaces interstitiels, celui de l’enfant, la maladie de Milroy, est rare, héréditaire, autosomique dominante à pénétrance partielle. Nous rapportons un cas de maladie de Milroy chez une fillette de 7 ans vue, pour érysipèle sur grosse jambe droite congénitale. Des antécédents de gros membre congénital existent dans la famille maternelle. L’examen retrouvait une grosse jambe droite oedématiée et douloureuse à la palpation, avec une lichenification de la peau en regard et un érysipèle cutané. Le bilan paraclinique objectivait un lymphœdème cutané avec atteinte vasculaire à type d’ectasie de la saphène droite. Le caryotype de type féminin, était sans anomalie, n’excluant pas des remaniements chromosomiques de petite taille. Le traitement a constitué en une kinésithérapie, des bandages, le port de bas de compression et une psychothérapie. Ce premier cas décrit au Burkina Faso témoigne de la rareté de la pathologie mais surtout des difficultés diagnostiques liées à l’insuffisance des investigations paracliniques. PMID:28748022

  18. Non-linearite et couplages lumiere-matiere en electrodynamique quantique en circuit

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    Bourassa, Jerome

    L'électrodynamique quantique en circuit est un contexte unique pour l'optique quantique et le calcul quantique. Dans cette architecture où des qubits supraconducteurs, composés de jonctions Josephson, sont fortement couplés au champ électromagnétique de résonateurs coplanaires, la dynamique du système est semblable à celle des atomes dans des cavités optiques. La polyvalence de la conception des circuits supraconducteurs permet d'étudier l'interaction lumière-matière de différents régimes et manières. Ainsi, plusieurs qubits peuvent être couplés à un seul résonateur afin de les enchevêtrer. Une jonction Josephson peut également être intégrée directement au résonateur afin de produire une interaction non linéaire entre les photons. De la même manière, il a été suggéré que le couplage qubitrésonateur pourrait devenir l'échelle d'énergie dominante du système : le régime de couplage ultrafort. Malgré que la dynamique qubit-résonateur soit bien comprise, les modèles actuels ne permettent pas de prédire correctement les effets dispersifs du résonateur sur les qubits tels : le décalage de Lamb, l'interaction d'échange virtuelle et le temps de relaxation. Comme il n'y a pas non plus de modèle général permettant de déterminer les caractéristiques d'un résonateur non linéaire, on comprend mal comment rendre la non-linéarité plus forte, ni même si le régime de couplage ultrafort peut être physiquement réalisé dans ces circuits. Dans le cadre de ma thèse, je me suis intéressé à la modélisation de qubits et de résonateurs afin de mieux comprendre l'interaction lumière-matière en circuits, dans le but de développer des conceptions alternatives d'architectures plus performantes ou qui explorent des régimes d'interactions méconnus. Pour ce faire, j'ai développé une méthode analytique générale permettant de trouver l'hamiltonien exact de circuits distribués non linéaires, une méthode basée sur la m

  19. Regles de fusion en theorie des champs conformes

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    Begin, Luc

    1999-10-01

    Les théories de champs conformes constituent un domaine de recherche très actif avec de nombreuses applications en physique statistique, en matière condensée, en théorie des cordes, en mathématiques, etc. Nous analysons ici le calcul des règles de fusion dans les modèles Wess- Zumino-Witten par des méthodes positives. Les règles de fusion sont des quantités importantes puisqu'elles indiquent comment se combinent les champs primaires de la théorie. L'approche présentée est basée sur l'hypothèse que les règles de fusion sont décrites par un système d'inéquations linéaire et homogène et mène au concept original de «base de fusion». Cette approche simple et générale permet d'utiliser les méthodes combinatoires et de programmation linéaire pour construire les fonctions génératrices et les bases de fusion. Cette méthode permet d'obtenir des résultats originaux et explicites pour les algèbres su (3), su (4) et sp (4).

  20. La prévention des blessures chez les enfants et les adolescents : une démarche de santé publique

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    Yanchar, Natalie L; Warda, Lynne J; Fuselli, Pamela

    2012-01-01

    RÉSUMÉ La majorité des blessures dont sont victimes les enfants et les adolescents sont évitables. Le présent document de principes contient des renseignements généraux, des conseils et une déclaration d’engagement à l’égard de la prévention des blessures au Canada. Il sert de base sur laquelle construire en s’attardant d’abord aux définitions, à l’étendue et aux priorités en matière de prévention des blessures. Il contient également une description du fardeau et du profil des blessures non intentionnelles, de même que les principes d’interventions de prévention efficaces. La version intégrale renferme une liste de ressources en vue d’obtenir des données et de l’information probante (www.cps.ca). Enfin, le présent document de principes peut être utilisé pour la défense généralisée de la prévention des blessures.

  1. Rapport d’évaluation des besoins de formation de l’Association canadienne de gastro-entérologie 2009

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    Rostom, Alaa; Daniels, Sandra

    2009-01-01

    C’est en avril 2009 que l’Association canadienne de gastroentérologie a mené son plus récent sondage annuel en ligne auprès de ses membres afin de connaître leurs besoins en matière de formation. En tout, 261 personnes ont répondu au sondage. Comme lors des années précédentes, les sujets entourant les maladies inflammatoires de l’intestin (MII) et plus particulièrement, les traitements pour la maladie de Crohn et la colite ulcéreuse (CU), de même que les cas de MII rebelles, ont été les plus en demande pour les activités de formation à venir. Parmi les autres thèmes populaires, mention-nons les techniques et les traitements endoscopiques, la maladie cœliaque, la prise en charge des infections gastro-intestinales (IGI) et l’endoscopie en direct. Les deux types d’activités de formation les plus attrayantes ont été les conférences et les présentations en Webdiffusion et le portail didactique de l’ACG offrant des liens vers des présentations en ligne, des tests d’auto-évaluation et le suivi des crédits de maintien du certificat (MainCert).

  2. Ethanol-induced liver injury and changes in sulfur amino acid metabolomics in glutathione peroxidase and catalase double knockout mice.

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    Kim, Sun J; Lee, Joo W; Jung, Young S; Kwon, Do Y; Park, Hee K; Ryu, Chang S; Kim, Sang K; Oh, Goo T; Kim, Young C

    2009-06-01

    Oxidative stress via generation of reactive oxygen species is suggested to be the major mechanism of alcohol-induced liver injury. We investigated the effects of glutathione peroxidase-1 and catalase double deficiency (Gpx-1(-/-)/Cat(-/-)) on liver injury and changes in the sulfur amino acid metabolism induced by binge ethanol administration. Ethanol (5 g/kg) was administered orally to the wild-type and the Gpx-1(-/-)/Cat(-/-) mice every 12 h for a total of three doses. Mice were sacrificed 6 h after the final dose. The Gpx-1/Cat deficiency alone increased malondialdehyde levels in liver significantly. Hepatic methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) activity and S-adenosylmethionine levels were decreased, however, glutathione contents were not changed. Ethanol administration to the Gpx-1(-/-)/Cat(-/-) mice increased the elevation of serum alanine aminotransferase activity, plasma homocysteine levels, hepatic fat accumulation and lipid peroxidation compared with the wild-type animals challenged with ethanol. Also the reduction of MAT activity and S-adenosylmethionine levels was enhanced, but MATI/III expression was increased significantly. The results indicate that Gpx-1 and Cat have critical roles in the protection of liver against binge ethanol exposure. Augmentation of ethanol-induced oxidative stress may be responsible for the impairment of the transsulfuration reactions and the aggravation of acute liver injury in the Gpx-1(-/-)/Cat(-/-) mice.

  3. Préface

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    Paulus, Werner; Meinnel, Jean

    2003-02-01

    En 1994, l'attribution du prix Nobel à Cliff Shull et Bert Brockhouse pour leurs travaux de pionniers pendant les années 50, concernant tant la diffusion élastique des neutrons que la diffusion inélastique, a été la reconnaissance éclatante de l'importance de la diffusion neutronique pour toute la communauté scientifique.Le grand intérêt du neutron pour la recherche s'appuie principalement sur ses propriétés physiques particulières :- les neutrons utilisés pour la caractérisation de la matière (et fournis en relativement grandes quantités par les réacteurs ou les sources à spallation) disposent de longueurs d'onde et d'énergies correspondant directement aux distances interatomiques et aux énergies d'agitation de la matière. Ainsi, par diffusion neutronique, on peut étudier en même temps la structure et le comportement dynamique de la matière ;- le fait que le neutron soit doué d'un moment magnétique lui permet d'interagir avec tout atome porteur d'un moment magnétique. Ceci permet de caractériser intimement le comportement magnétique de la matière à l'échelle microscopique ;- la possibilité de pouvoir varier facilement le contraste d'un même élément en utilisant ses différents isotopes fait du neutron un outil irremplaçable en chimie et physique du solide ainsi qu'en biologie et matière molle ;- enfin, n'ayant pas de charge électrique, les neutrons peuvent pénétrer la matière sans être absorbés significativement, ce qui rend possible une caractérisation non destructive des contraintes et textures sur de grosses pièces des matériaux.Toutes les qualités des neutrons mentionnées ci-dessus permettent de comprendre l'importance de la diffusion neutronique pour des domaines très nombreux et très différents à la fois en recherche fondamentale mais aussi pour des applications industrielles. L'utilisation de l'outil-neutron demande toutefois non seulement une bonne connaissance des différents mécanismes d

  4. Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 1 of 4).

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    Black, Amanda; Guilbert, Edith; Costescu, Dustin; Dunn, Sheila; Fisher, William; Kives, Sari; Mirosh, Melissa; Norman, Wendy V; Pymar, Helen; Reid, Robert; Roy, Geneviève; Varto, Hannah; Waddington, Ashley; Wagner, Marie-Soleil; Whelan, Anne Marie; Ferguson, Carrie; Fortin, Claude; Kielly, Maria; Mansouri, Shireen; Todd, Nicole

    2015-10-01

    Objectif : Fournir des lignes directrices aux fournisseurs de soins quant à l’utilisation de modes de contraception pour la prévention de la grossesse et quant à la promotion d’une sexualité saine. Issues : Orientation des praticiens canadiens en ce qui concerne l’efficacité globale, le mécanisme d’action, les indications, les contre-indications, les avantages n’étant pas liés à la contraception, les effets indésirables, les risques et le protocole de mise en œuvre des modes de contraception abordés; planification familiale dans le contexte de la santé sexuelle et du bien-être général; méthodes de counseling en matière de contraception; et accessibilité et disponibilité des modes de contraception abordés au Canada. Résultats : La littérature publiée a été récupérée par l’intermédiaire de recherches menées dans MEDLINE et The Cochrane Library entre janvier 1994 et janvier 2015 au moyen d’un vocabulaire contrôlé (p. ex. contraception, sexuality, sexual health) et de mots clés (p. ex. contraception, family planning, hormonal contraception, emergency contraception) appropriés. Les résultats ont été restreints aux analyses systématiques, aux études observationnelles et aux essais comparatifs randomisés / essais cliniques comparatifs publiés en anglais entre janvier 1994 et janvier 2015. Les recherches ont été mises à jour de façon régulière et intégrées à la directive clinique jusqu’en juin 2015. La littérature grise (non publiée) a été identifiée par l’intermédiaire de recherches menées dans les sites Web d’organismes s’intéressant à l’évaluation des technologies dans le domaine de la santé et d’organismes connexes, dans des collections de directives cliniques, dans des registres d’essais cliniques et auprès de sociétés de spécialité médicale nationales et internationales. Valeurs : La qualité des résultats a été évaluée au moyen des critères décrits dans

  5. Canadian Contraception Consensus (Part 2 of 4).

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    Black, Amanda; Guilbert, Edith; Costescu, Dustin; Dunn, Sheila; Fisher, William; Kives, Sari; Mirosh, Melissa; Norman, Wendy V; Pymar, Helen; Reid, Robert; Roy, Geneviève; Varto, Hannah; Waddington, Ashley; Wagner, Marie-Soleil; Whelan, Anne Marie; Ferguson, Carrie; Fortin, Claude; Kielly, Maria; Mansouri, Shireen; Todd, Nicole

    2015-11-01

    Objectif : Fournir des lignes directrices aux fournisseurs de soins quant à l’utilisation de modes de contraception pour la prévention de la grossesse et quant à la promotion d’une sexualité saine. Issues : Orientation des praticiens canadiens en ce qui concerne l’efficacité globale, le mécanisme d’action, les indications, les contre-indications, les avantages n’étant pas liés à la contraception, les effets indésirables, les risques et le protocole de mise en œuvre des modes de contraception abordés; planification familiale dans le contexte de la santé sexuelle et du bien-être général; méthodes de counseling en matière de contraception; et accessibilité et disponibilité des modes de contraception abordés au Canada. Résultats : La littérature publiée a été récupérée par l’intermédiaire de recherches menées dans MEDLINE et The Cochrane Library entre janvier 1994 et janvier 2015 au moyen d’un vocabulaire contrôlé (p. ex. contraception, sexuality, sexual health) et de mots clés (p. ex. contraception, family planning, hormonal contraception, emergency contraception) appropriés. Les résultats ont été restreints aux analyses systématiques, aux études observationnelles et aux essais comparatifs randomisés / essais cliniques comparatifs publiés en anglais entre janvier 1994 et janvier 2015. Les recherches ont été mises à jour de façon régulière et intégrées à la directive clinique jusqu’en juin 2015. La littérature grise (non publiée) a été identifiée par l’intermédiaire de recherches menées dans les sites Web d’organismes s’intéressant à l’évaluation des technologies dans le domaine de la santé et d’organismes connexes, dans des collections de directives cliniques, dans des registres d’essais cliniques et auprès de sociétés de spécialité médicale nationales et internationales. Valeurs : La qualité des résultats a été évaluée au moyen des critères décrits dans

  6. HANFORD REGULATORY EXPERIENCE REGULATION AT HANFORD A CASE STUDY

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    HAWKINS AR

    2007-09-24

    describes how the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE),EPA, and Ecology interact in its regulation. In addition, the response to a recent $1 million regulatory fine is described to show actual interactions and options in this aspect of the regulatory process. The author acknowledges the significant contributions by Messrs. Clifford Clark and Owen Robertson. Ms. Nancy Williams provided graphics support and Ms. Laurie Kraemer edited the report.

  7. Review of The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge: A Study in High-Accuracy Numerical Computing

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    Bailey, David

    2005-01-25

    In the January 2002 edition of SIAM News, Nick Trefethen announced the '$100, 100-Digit Challenge'. In this note he presented ten easy-to-state but hard-to-solve problems of numerical analysis, and challenged readers to find each answer to ten-digit accuracy. Trefethen closed with the enticing comment: 'Hint: They're hard! If anyone gets 50 digits in total, I will be impressed.' This challenge obviously struck a chord in hundreds of numerical mathematicians worldwide, as 94 teams from 25 nations later submitted entries. Many of these submissions exceeded the target of 50 correct digits; in fact, 20 teams achieved a perfect score of 100 correct digits. Trefethen had offered $100 for the best submission. Given the overwhelming response, a generous donor (William Browning, founder of Applied Mathematics, Inc.) provided additional funds to provide a $100 award to each of the 20 winning teams. Soon after the results were out, four participants, each from a winning team, got together and agreed to write a book about the problems and their solutions. The team is truly international: Bornemann is from Germany, Laurie is from South Africa, Wagon is from the USA, and Waldvogel is from Switzerland. This book provides some mathematical background for each problem, and then shows in detail how each of them can be solved. In fact, multiple solution techniques are mentioned in each case. The book describes how to extend these solutions to much larger problems and much higher numeric precision (hundreds or thousands of digit accuracy). The authors also show how to compute error bounds for the results, so that one can say with confidence that one's results are accurate to the level stated. Numerous numerical software tools are demonstrated in the process, including the commercial products Mathematica, Maple and Matlab. Computer programs that perform many of the algorithms mentioned in the book are provided, both in an appendix to the book and on a website. In the process, the

  8. Conference Comments by the Editors

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    Archer, Daniel E

    2009-01-01

    acknowledge our corporate supporters: Caen Nuclear, Eljen Technology, Hilger Crystals and GE Global Research. Finally, we thank the members of the local organizing committee: Diana Attila, Thomas Budinger, Joe Chew, Daniel Chivers, Rob Johnson, Laurie O'Brien, Donna Raziano, Emily Sause, and Brian Wirth for doing all the work that actually made this conference happen.

  9. Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes of methadone-maintained pregnant women: a canadian multisite cohort study.

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    Ordean, Alice; Kahan, Meldon; Graves, Lisa; Abrahams, Ron; Kim, Theresa

    2015-03-01

    Objectif : Décrire les issues obstétricales et néonatales, y compris le syndrome d’abstinence néonatal (SAN), au sein d’une cohorte canadienne de femmes enceintes recevant un traitement de substitution à la méthadone. Méthodes : Nous avons mené une analyse de dossiers rétrospective au sein de trois programmes de soins intégrés à Vancouver, à Toronto et à Montréal. Les femmes enceintes recevant un traitement de substitution à la méthadone (TSM) qui ont sollicité les services de ces programmes entre 1997 et 2009 ont été admises à cette étude multisite. Les issues maternelles et néonatales constatées au sein de chacun des centres participants ont été comparées. Résultats : En tout, 94 femmes enceintes recevant un traitement de substitution à la méthadone ont été admises à l’analyse finale : 36 de Toronto, 36 de Vancouver et 22 de Montréal. Les caractéristiques démographiques maternelles ont révélé la présence de différences entre les programmes en matière d’ethnicité et d’état matrimonial. Les complications obstétricales n’ont pas été fréquentes : la plus fréquente a été l’hémorragie prénatale, laquelle a été constatée chez 14 % des femmes de la cohorte entière. L’incidence du travail prématuré était considérablement plus élevée à Vancouver et à Montréal qu’à Toronto. Pour l’ensemble de la cohorte, l’âge gestationnel moyen au moment de l’accouchement a été de 38 semaines; le poids denaissance moyen a été de 2 856 grammes. La durée moyenne de l’hospitalisation des nouveau-nés présentant un SAN a été de 19 jours, 27 % d’entre eux ayant nécessité une pharmacothérapie pour contrer le SAN. Environ 60 % des nouveau-nés ont été remis à leur mère à la suite de l’obtention de leur congé de l’hôpital. Conclusion : Les programmes de soins intégrés ont permis l’obtention d’issues obstétricales et néonatales satisfaisantes chez les femmes

  10. Magnetostratigraphy of the Miocene sediments at Háj u Duchcova and Sokolov (West Bohemia)

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    Schnabl, Petr; Man, Otakar; Matys Grygar, Tomáš; Mach, Karel; Kdýr, Šimon; Čížková, Kristýna; Pruner, Petr; Martínek, Karel; Rojík, Petr

    2017-04-01

    normal polarity (69 - 80 m) was found. Above that, after a small gap of magnetically disturbed sediments, there are 60 meters of sediments with reverse polarity (62 - 2 m) with short normal excursion at the upper half (24 - 17 m). According to the detailed analysis of drill core HK591 (Matys Grygar et al. 2014), we suppose, that the succession begins in C5En (only JP-585-10), then C5Dr. Validity of subzone C5Dr.1n in the drills JP-585-10 and DP-333-09 is still under discussion. The zone C5Cr could be found only in the HD-50 core. In comparison of the interpreted polarities with ATNTS2012 the time span in the studied cores is approximately 17.5 to 17.9 Ma for DP-333-09, 17.8 to 18.1 for JP-585-[2]10 and 17.1 to 17.7 Ma for HD-50. Additional investigation should be done. The research was supported by Czech Science Foundation GAČR, project n. 16-00800S. Matys Grygar, T., Mach, K., Pruner, P., Schnabl, P., Laurin, J., Martinez, M., 2014. A lacustrine record of the early stage of the Miocene Climatic Optimum in Central Europe from the Most Basin, Ohře (Eger) Graben, Czech Republic, Geol. Mag. 151 (6), 1013-1033.

  11. Evaluation of tuberculin skin testing in tuberculosis contacts in Victoria, Australia, 2005-2013.

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    Moyo, N; Tay, E L; Denholm, J T

    2015-09-21

    Objectif : Revoir l'utilisation par les programmes du test cutané à la tuberculine (TST) après exposition à la tuberculose (TB) dans l'état de Victoria, en Australie.Méthode : Une revue rétrospective des données recueillies pour la surveillance en matière de santé publique a été réalisée afin d'identifier les caractéristiques démographiques des contacts, notamment le statut en matière du vaccin bacille Calmette-Guérin et l'âge et le résultat du TST.Résultats : La recherche des contacts a été réalisée auprès de 15 094 personnes dont 13 427 (89.0%) ont eu un TST. Le TST a été positif chez 31,4% (95%IC 30,6–32,2) de tous les contacts et chez 48,8% des contacts nés hors d'Australie. Parmi les contacts qui ont été TST négatifs au départ, le taux de conversion après exposition a été de 14,8%. La conversion a été plus fréquente chez les personnes âgées de 45–54 ans, avec <12% de positivité à la fois dans les tranches d'âge les plus jeunes (<5 ans) et les plus âgées (⩾65 ans). Une TB active s'est développée chez 1,1% de tous les contacts. Cependant, les contacts âgés de <5 ans ont eu le risque le plus élevé de développer une TB active après exposition (3,8%), tandis que le risque a été le plus faible chez les personnes âgées de ⩾65 ans (0,3%).Conclusion : Dans l'ensemble, la recherche de contacts et le TST réalisés dans ce contexte semblent aboutir à une proportion élevée de personnes à risque de développer une TB active. Le rendement du dépistage dans certains groupes, en particulier ceux âgés de ⩾65 ans, a été faible, et il faudrait envisager des stratégies alternatives d'investigation.

  12. Étude théorique et expérimentale du transfert du dioctyl phtalate à partir d'un disque de PVC plastifié plongé dans une huile comestible

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    Djilani, S.-E.; Toubal, A. A.; Messadi, D.

    1998-10-01

    When polymer and liquid are contacted with each other, as in packaging, some mass exchanges may occur, which constitute a major drawback when the liquid is a foodstuff or blood. However, these mass transfers in the polymers can appear as very interesting from the industrial point of view, if one is able to use and control them. It is then necessary to have a good knowledge of these transfer processes which are controlled by diffusion. Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) migration into an edible oil was studied under worst conditions: high plasticization level (50% by weight) and temperature(30 circC). The quantitative analysis of DOP in a such complex liquid medium and in the PVC itself was made easy by the use of the radioactive tracer technique. A simplified mathematical model, obtained by neglecting the oil transport in the PVC, was evaluated. This model based on the research of a finite differences explicit solution allows to reproduce for the DOP, the concentration profiles in the polymer and the kinetics of transfer in the oil, with a P-value ≥ 0.001. La mise en contact polymère-liquide se traduit généralement par des échanges de matière entre les 2 milieux considérés, ce qui constitue un inconvénient majeur lorsque le liquide est un aliment ou le sang. Cependant, ces transferts de matière dans les polymères peuvent apparaître comme très intéressants sur le plan industriel, si l'on est capable de les utiliser et de les contrôler. Il est donc nécessaire d'avoir une bonne connaissance de ces processus de transfert qui sont contrôlés par diffusion. Nous avons étudié la migration du dioctyl phtalate (DOP) dans une huile comestible en nous plaçant dans les conditions les plus défavorables: taux de plastification (50% en poids) et température (30°C) élevés. L'analyse quantitative du DOP dans un milieu liquide aussi complexe et dans le PVC lui- même a été facilitée par l'utilisation de la technique des traceurs radioactifs. Un modèle math

  13. The role of serum testosterone in early pregnancy outcome: a comparison in women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome.

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    Lathi, Ruth B; Dahan, Michael H; Reynolds-May, Margaret F; Milki, Amin A; Behr, Barry; Westphal, Lynn M

    2014-09-01

    Objectif : Chez les femmes, les troubles liés à l’hyperandrogénie sont associés à des taux accrus de fausse couche. Toutefois, le rôle particulier que joue la testostérone maternelle aux débuts de la grossesse et l’influence qu’elle exerce sur l’issue de la grossesse restent inconnus. L’objectif de la présente étude était de comparer les taux sériques de testostérone aux débuts de la grossesse chez des femmes qui, en présence ou non d’un syndrome d’ovaires polykystiques (SOPK), avaient connu soit une grossesse réussie, soit une fausse couche. Méthode : Nous avons prélevé des échantillons sériques chez des femmes qui fréquentaient un centre de fertilité universitaire, au moment de l’obtention de leur premier résultat positif au test de grossesse fondé sur le taux sérique de bêta-gonadotropine chorionique humaine. Les échantillons ont ensuite été analysés en vue d’établir le taux total de testostérone. Nous avons utilisé un modèle de régression logistique pour neutraliser l’effet du diagnostic de SOPK, de l’IMC et de l’âge. Résultats : Des taux totaux de testostérone étaient disponibles pour 346 grossesses (286 grossesses réussies et 78 fausses couches au premier trimestre). Nous n’avons constaté aucune différence en matière de taux total de testostérone entre les femmes qui ont été en mesure de poursuivre leur grossesse (concentration moyenne de 3,6 ± 2,6 nmol/l) et les femmes qui ont connu une fausse couche (moyenne de 3,6 ± 2,4 nmol/l). En ayant recours aux critères de Rotterdam pour identifier les femmes présentant un SOPK, nous avons constaté qu’il n’existait également aucune différence en matière de taux sérique de testostérone entre les femmes qui ont pu poursuivre leur grossesse et celles qui ont connu une fausse couche, qu’il y ait eu présence d’un SOPK (P = 0,176) ou non (P = 0,561). Conclusions : Les résultats que nous avons obtenus démontrent que les taux de

  14. Decision makers' allocation of home-care therapy services: a process map.

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    Mohammed, Rakib; Poss, Jeff; Egan, Mary; Rappolt, Susan; Berg, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    Objectif : Explorer les mécanismes actuels de prise de décision en matière de répartition des services de physiothérapie et d'ergothérapie dans les soins à domicile pour les clients aux besoins complexes nécessitant des soins à domicile à long terme en Ontario. Méthode : Une étude exploratoire à l'aide d'entrevues auprès d'intervenants clés et de vignettes a été réalisée auprès des décideurs en matière de soins à domicile (gestionnaires de cas et personnel de direction) dans quatre régions de soins à domicile de l'Ontario. Les données des entrevues ont été analysées à l'aide d'une méthode dite de « l'analyse des structures ». Résultats : La prise de décision pour la répartition des services de thérapie comporte quatre étapes: admission, évaluation, acheminement vers le fournisseur de services et réévaluation. Certaines disparités dans les processus de gestion ont toutefois été observées à chacune des étapes. La principale variation se situait dans le processus visant à établir la quantité de services de thérapie dans les diverses régions, en raison principalement des contraintes financières touchant les programmes de soins à domicile. La méthode de financement du gouvernement et les modes de partage de l'information ont aussi des effets considérables sur la répartition des soins à domicile. Conclusion : Les contraintes financières des soins à domicile constituent le principal facteur contextuel affectant la répartition des services de thérapie dans les divers secteurs de soins à domicile. Compte tenu de l'inflation dans les coûts des soins de santé, de nouveaux modèles de financement et de prestation des services devront être créés afin de s'assurer que la bonne personne reçoit les bons soins avant que son état ne se détériore et qu'il ne nécessite des soins à long terme encore plus coûteux.

  15. Préface

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    Cornet, Alain

    2004-11-01

    Le premier colloque Rayons X et Matière (Rx 95) s'est tenu à Strasbourg en 1995. Il était destiné à célébrer le centenaire de la découverte des rayons X par ROENTGEN et a alors réuni plus de cent trente chercheurs et industriels concernés par les rayons X et les matériaux. Parmi eux se trouvaient les Professeurs André GUINIER et Hans NEFF ainsi que Monsieur Michel BRUNEL qui hélas ne sont plus parmi nous à ce jour. La qualité et la convivialité des échanges entre les participants lors de cette première réunion ne pouvaient que nous inciter à la reconduire et nous avons pris rendez vous pour 1997, puis 1999, puis 2001 et enfin pour 2003, soient cinq colloques, un tous les deux ans pendant dix ans. Au cours des années, nous avons essayé d'adapter les thèmes abordés à l'évolution de la recherche et des techniques. Ces thèmes se sont naturellement ajoutés aux thèmes classiques comme la diffraction et la fluorescence. Les nanomatériaux, les microfaisceaux en sont des exemples. A de très rares exceptions les communications présentées étaient de très bon niveau et nous avons toujours eu beaucoup de plaisir à les publier. Ces colloques ont bien fonctionné en raison de la participation des industriels qui, dans leur grande majorité, nous ont accompagnés régulièrement. Ces colloques présentent l'avantage, par rapport à des colloques spécialisés, de couvrir (presque) tout le champ des applications des rayons X et seulement ce domaine. Toutefois il est clair que les données économiques évoluent et que la situation est chaque aimée plus difficile pour tout le monde, chercheurs et industriels. Temps et moyens sont comptés et maintenant chacun doit faire de plus en plus de choix, rentabilité oblige ! Le maintien du colloque Rayons X et Matière passera obligatoirement par une réflexion globale : redéfinition des objectifs, augmentation de l'ouverture européenne, recherche d'autres formes de participation associant mieux les

  16. La nutrition du nourrisson né à terme et en santé

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    1998-01-01

    La nutrition du nourrisson né à terme et en santé constitue le nouvel énoncé national sur la nutrition du nourrisson, de la naissance à l’âge de 24 mois. Il s’agit d’un projet conjoint de la Société canadienne de pédiatrie, des Diététistes du Canada et de Santé Canada. Cet ouvrage est une synthèse de la documentation scientifique actuelle en matière de nutrition du nourrisson ; il contient des principes et recommandations afin d’aider les professionnels de la santé à promouvoir la prestation des meilleurs soins alimentaires possibles pour les nourrissons du Canada, compte tenu de l’état actuel de la recherche. La collaboration entre les trois principaux organismes qui s’intéressent à cette question a permis d’uniformisé le message que les professionnels transmettront au public. Le document aborde quatre grands sujets relatifs à la première année d’existence : l’allaitement, les laits de remplacement, les autres liquides dans le régime du nourrisson et la transition aux aliments solides. On y examine ensuite la question de la sécurité dans l’alimentation, puis celle de la nutrition durant la deuxième année. La dernière section couvre les autres questions liées à la nutrition du nourrisson ; on y traite de sujets tels que les allergies alimentaires, les coliques, la constipation, les matières grasses dans le régime alimentaire, la carie dentaire, la gastroentérite, le diabète, l’anémie ferriprive et les régimes végétariens. Le document contient également un répertoire complet de plus de 200 citations. Le sommaire des principes et recommandations paraîtra dans les revues officielles de la Société canadienne de pédiatrie (Paediatrics and Child Health, 1998) et des Diététistes du Canada (Revue canadienne de pratique et de recherche en diététique, juin 1998). On peut télécharger le document intégral à partir des sites Web respectifs des trois organismes associés ; on peut aussi obtenir la

  17. Cardiovascular risk reduction and weight management at a hospital-based postpartum preeclampsia clinic.

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    Janmohamed, Rahim; Montgomery-Fajic, Erin; Sia, Winnie; Germaine, Debbie; Wilkie, Jodi; Khurana, Rshmi; Nerenberg, Kara A

    2015-04-01

    Objectif : Les femmes qui en viennent à connaître une prééclampsie pendant la grossesse sont exposées à un risque élevé d’en venir par la suite à présenter des maladies chroniques, dont la maladie cardiovasculaire prématurée. Nous avons mis sur pied une clinique interdisciplinaire qui vise à prévenir la maladie cardiovasculaire par l’offre de services de counseling pédagogique axés sur les modifications à apporter au mode de vie aux débuts de la période postpartum. Cette étude avait pour objectif d’évaluer les modifications du poids et des facteurs de risque cardiovasculaire chez les participantes, après six mois de consultations à la clinique. Méthodes : Nous avons mené une analyse rétrospective des dossiers des femmes dont la grossesse avait été compliquée par la prééclampsie et qui avaient par la suite fréquenté la Postpartum Preeclampsia Clinic. Pour déterminer les paramètres de départ, les participantes à l’étude ont été soumises à des évaluations du mode de vie, à des examens physiques et à des analyses de laboratoire. Des objectifs personnalisés en matière de réduction du risque cardiovasculaire et de modification du mode de vie ont été établis, le tout étant axé sur l’activité physique et les modifications du régime alimentaire. La modification du poids constituait le critère d’évaluation principal. Résultats : Au cours de la période d’étude, 21 femmes ont fait l’objet d’un suivi d’une durée minimale de six mois. À 4,4 ± 1,4 mois postpartum en moyenne (± σ), les participantes présentaient une amélioration non significative en matière de poids (perte pondérale moyenne de 0,4 ± 4,5 kg) et d’IMC (diminution moyenne de l’IMC de 0,1 ± 1,7 kg/m2). Le niveau d’activité physique a connu une amélioration significative, passant de 14 % des participantes pratiquant des activités physiques avant la grossesse à 76 % après 4,4 mois postpartum en moyenne

  18. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Deep Objective-Prism Survey for LMC Members (Sanduleak 1970)

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    Sanduleak, N.

    2008-02-01

    The catalog contains 1273 proven or probable Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) members, identified on plates taken with the Curtis-Schmidt telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. The stars are generally brighter than photographic magnitude 14 and are identified on charts published by Hodge and Wright (1967) and reproduced in the source publication (1970CoTol..89....1S). Approximate spectral types were determined by examination of the 580 Angstroms/mm (at H{gamma}) objective-prism spectra; approximate 1975 positions were obtained by measuring relative to the 1975 coordinate grids on the Uppsala-Mount Stromlo Atlas of the LMC (Gascoigne and Westerlund 1961), and approximate photographic magnitudes were determined by averaging image density measures from the plates and image-diameter measures on the "B" charts of Hodge and Wright (1967SAOP.4699....1H). The catalog includes an identification number (Sk), HD(E) number, Cape Photographic Durchmusterung number, right ascension and declination (equinox B1975), spectral type, photographic magnitude, and alternate identifications. The machine version, updated in September 1986, includes corrections supplied by the author in 1985; thus, it differs somewhat from the published version. Accurate positions, and cross-identifications with the modern surveys, were determined by Brian Skiff in 2008, and make up the "sk_pos.dat" file. This work is based on a file prepared through great effort by Mati Morel in 1999. Brian Skiff examined every object on DSS cut-outs to make sure the star chosen matched the Sanduleak charts. The Goddard SkyView utility was used, looking at an 0.07{deg} (4'x4') field from the DSS1 (short-V plate), DSS2 far-red, and 2MASS J-band images. These three have the shallowest effective exposure (these are bright stars!), and usually the best image quality to check for companions etc as well as star colors. Precise coordinates were then obtained via VizieR mainly from UCAC2, but occasionally

  19. CCQM-K104 key comparison (avermectin B1a) on the characterization of organic substances for chemical purity

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    Dai, Xinhua; Zhang, Wei; Li, Hongmei; Huang, Ting; Li, Mengwan; Quan, Can; Zhang, Qinghe; Davies, Stephen R.; Warren, John; Lo, Man-fung; Kakoulides, Elias; Ceyhan Gören, Ahmet; Marbumrung, Sornkrit; Pfeifer, Dietmar; Ün, İlker; Gündüz, Simay; Yilmaz, Hasibe; Kankaew, Pornhatai; Sudsiri, Nittaya; Shearman, Kittiya; Pookrod, Preeyaporn; Polzer, Joachim; Radeck, Wolfgang

    2017-01-01

    Under the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM), a key comparison, CCQM-K104, was coordinated by the National Institute of Metrology (NIM). The comparison was designed to demonstrate a laboratory's performance in determining the mass fraction of the main component in a complex high purity organic material. Nine NMIs or DIs participated in the comparison. Eight participants reported their results. An additional impurity was resolved from the avermectin B1a peak and was tentatively identified as an unknown impurity by NMIA (National Measurement Institute (Australia)). It was subsequently identified by NIM as a diastereoisomer of avermectin B1a at the C-26 position. Final reference value (KCRV) = 924.63 mg/g, with uncertainty (k=1) = 3.89 mg/g, and expanded uncertainty = 8.97 mg/g. The degrees of equivalence with the avermectin B1a KCRV for each participant were reported. The measurement results and degrees of equivalence should be indicative of the performance of a laboratory's measurement capability for the purity assignment of organic compounds of high structural complexity (relative molecular mass range of 500 Da -1000 Da and low polarity (-log KOW <= -2). Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  20. Standardissimo. Les limitations théoriques du Modèle Standard. Quelles réponses y apporter?

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    Renard, F. M.

    Nous présentons I 'état du Modèle Standard des interactions fortes, faibles et électromagnétiques. Après une description rapide de ses 3 secteurs, secteur de jauge (radiation), secteur fermionique (matière) et secteur scalaire (génération des masses), nous insistons sur le grand nombre de paramètres libres et sur les choix arbitraires qu'il a fallu faire dans l'élaboration du modèle. Nous faisons ressortir les problèmes techniques non résolus et nous dressons la liste des questions fondamentales restées sans réponses. Nous passons ensuite en revue les idées et méthodes proposées pour répondre à ces questions. Elles utilisent essentiellement 3 voies différentes. La première consiste à requérir plus de symétrie (extension du modèle, symétrie Gauche-Droite, Grandes Unifications, Supersymétrie,...). La seconde contient les diverses alternatives au Modèle Standard impliquant des modifications dans certains secteurs (par exemple le secteur scalaire avec le modèle de la Technicouleur) ou de façon plus violente l'hypothèse d'une sous-structure des leptons, des quarks et des bosons W et Z eux-mêmes. Une dernière voie cherche à justifier les particularités du Modèle Standard et relier ses paramètres libres en se basant sur des principes de cohérence interne du modèle. Les conséquences observables de ces diverses approches sont dans chaque cas mentionnées.

  1. Considérations nosographiques sur le délire d'infestation parasitaire à travers trois observations cliniques

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    Berhili, Nabil; Bout, Amine; Hlal, Hayat; Aarab, Chadya; Aalouane, Rachid; Rammouz, Ismail

    2016-01-01

    Le syndrome d'Ekbom, ou délire d'infestation parasitaire, est une pathologie rare, caractérisée par la conviction inébranlable d'avoir une peau infestée d'insectes ou de parasites. Il s'agit d'un délire monothématique à mécanisme hallucinatoire qui touche typiquement les femmes d’âge avancé. Nous rapportons les cas de trois patients qui présentent un délire d'infestation parasitaire dans des contextes cliniques différents. Le premier patient souffre d'un délire d'infestation isolé correspondant à la forme décrite par Karl Ekbom. Le deuxième cas présente un délire d'infestation secondaire, s'inscrivant dans le cadre d'une leuco-encéphalopathie de type CADASIL. Enfin, le troisième patient se présente dans un tableau évocateur d'un épisode dépressif avec une caractéristique psychotique qui intègre le délire d'infestation. Ces trois vignettes cliniques illustrent parfaitement le caractère trans-nosographique de ce syndrome ainsi que les difficultés de prise en charge de ces patients, tant au niveau de l'alliance thérapeutique que sur le plan des choix en matière de traitement pharmacologiques. PMID:27642468

  2. CCQM-K86/P113.1: Relative quantification of genomic DNA fragments extracted from a biological tissue

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    Corbisier, P.; Vincent, S.; Schimmel, H.; Kortekaas, A.-M.; Trapmann, S.; Burns, M.; Bushell, C.; Akgoz, M.; Akyürek, S.; Dong, L.; Fu, B.; Zhang, L.; Wang, J.; Pérez Urquiza, M.; Bautista, J. L.; Garibay, A.; Fuller, B.; Baoutina, A.; Partis, L.; Emslie, K.; Holden, M.; Chum, W. Y.; Kim, H.-H.; Phunbua, N.; Milavec, M.; Zel, J.; Vonsky, M.; Konopelko, L. A.; Lau, T. L. T.; Yang, B.; Hui, M. H. K.; Yu, A. C. H.; Viroonudomphol, D.; Prawettongsopon, C.; Wiangnon, K.; Takabatake, R.; Kitta, K.; Kawaharasaki, M.; Parkes, H.

    2012-01-01

    Key comparison CCQM-K86 was performed to demonstrate and document the capacity of interested national metrology institutes (NMIs) and designated institutes (DIs) in the determination of the relative quantity of two specific genomic DNA fragments present in a biological tissue. The study provides the support for the following measurement claim: "Quantification of the ratio of the number of copies of specified intact sequence fragments of a length in the range of 70 to 100 nucleotides in a single genomic DNA extract from ground maize seed materials". The study was carried out under the auspices of the Bioanalysis Working Group (BAWG) of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) and was piloted by the Institute for Reference Materials and Methods (IRMM) in Geel (Belgium). The following laboratories (in alphabetical order) participated in this key comparison: AIST (Japan), CENAM (Mexico), DMSc (Thailand), GLHK (Hong Kong), IRMM (European Union), KRISS (Republic of Korea), LGC (United Kingdom), MIRS/NIB (Slovenia), NIM (PR China), NIST (USA), NMIA (Australia), TÜBITAK UME (Turkey) and VNIIM (Russian Federation). The following laboratories (in alphabetical order) participated in a pilot study that was organized in parallel: LGC (United Kingdom), PKU (PR China), NFRI (Japan) and NIMT (Thailand). Good agreement was observed between the reported results of eleven participants. Main text. To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

  3. Evaluation of the combined measurement uncertainty in isotope dilution by MC-ICP-MS.

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    Fortunato, G; Wunderli, S

    2003-09-01

    The combination of metrological weighing, the measurement of isotope amount ratios by a multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) and the use of high-purity reference materials are the cornerstones to achieve improved results for the amount content of lead in wine by the reversed isotope dilution technique. Isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS) and reversed IDMS have the potential to be a so-called primary method, with which close comparability and well-stated combined measurement uncertainties can be obtained. This work describes the detailed uncertainty budget determination using the ISO-GUM approach. The traces of lead in wine were separated from the matrix by ion exchange chromatography after HNO(3)/H(2)O(2) microwave digestion. The thallium isotope amount ratio ( n((205)Tl)/ n((203)Tl)) was used to correct for mass discrimination using an exponential model approach. The corrected lead isotope amount ratio n((206)Pb)/ n((208)Pb) for the isotopic standard SRM 981 measured in our laboratory was compared with ratio values considered to be the least uncertain. The result has been compared in a so-called pilot study "lead in wine" organised by the CCQM (Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière, BIPM, Paris; the highest measurement authority for analytical chemical measurements). The result for the lead amount content k(Pb) and the corresponding expanded uncertainty U given by our laboratory was:k(Pb)=1.329 x 10-10mol g-1 (amount content of lead in wine)U[k(Pb)]=1.0 x 10-12mol g-1 (expanded uncertainty U=kxuc, k=2)The uncertainty of the main influence parameter of the combined measurement uncertainty was determined to be the isotope amount ratio R(206,B) of the blend between the enriched spike and the sample.

  4. Can shale safely host US nuclear waste?

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    Neuzil, C.E.

    2013-01-01

    "Even as cleanup efforts after Japan’s Fukushima disaster offer a stark reminder of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) stored at nuclear plants worldwide, the decision in 2009 to scrap Yucca Mountain as a permanent disposal site has dimmed hope for a repository for SNF and other high-level nuclear waste (HLW) in the United States anytime soon. About 70,000 metric tons of SNF are now in pool or dry cask storage at 75 sites across the United States [Government Accountability Office, 2012], and uncertainty about its fate is hobbling future development of nuclear power, increasing costs for utilities, and creating a liability for American taxpayers [Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, 2012].However, abandoning Yucca Mountain could also result in broadening geologic options for hosting America’s nuclear waste. Shales and other argillaceous formations (mudrocks, clays, and similar clay-rich media) have been absent from the U.S. repository program. In contrast, France, Switzerland, and Belgium are now planning repositories in argillaceous formations after extensive research in underground laboratories on the safety and feasibility of such an approach [Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, 2012; Nationale Genossenschaft für die Lagerung radioaktiver Abfälle (NAGRA), 2010; Organisme national des déchets radioactifs et des matières fissiles enrichies, 2011]. Other nations, notably Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom, are studying argillaceous formations or may consider them in their siting programs [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2012; Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), (2011a); Powell et al., 2010]."

  5. Outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco

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    Waagen, Elizabeth O.

    2014-02-01

    The outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco (Nova Sco 1937) by Rod Stubbings (Tetoora Road, VIC, Australia) at visual magnitude 9.0 on 2014 February 6.694 UT is reported. This recurrent nova is fading quickly. Follow-up observations of all types (visual, CCD, DSLR) are strongly encouraged, as is spectroscopy; fast time-series of this nova may be useful to detect possible flaring activity as was observed during the outburst of U Scorpii in 2010. Coincident time-series by multiple observers would be most useful for such a study, with a V-filter being preferred. Observations reported to the AAVSO International Database show V745 Sco at visual mag. 10.2 on 2014 Feb. 07.85833 UT (A. Pearce, Nedlands, W. Australia). Finder charts with sequence may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (http://www.aavso.org/vsp). Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database. Previous outbursts occurred in 1937 and 1989. The 1937 outburst was detected in 1958 (in decline at magnitude 11.0 on 1937 May 11.1 UT; outburst had occurred within the previous 19 days) by Lukas Plaut on plates taken by Hendrik van Gent at the Leiden Observatory; the object was announced as Nova Sco 1937 and later assigned the GCVS name V745 Sco. The 1989 outburst was detected on 1989 August 1.55 UT by Mati Morel (MMAT, Thornton, NSW, Australia) at visual magnitude 10.4 and in decline. Dr. Bradley Schaefer (Louisiana State University) reports (2010ApJS..187..275S) in his comprehensive analysis of the 10 known galactic recurrent novae (including V745 Sco) that the median interval between recurrent novae outbursts is 24 years. The interval since the 1989 outburst of V745 Sco is 24.10 years. See the Alert Notice for additional visual and multicolor photometry and for more details.

  6. The neutron channeling phenomenon.

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    Khanouchi, A; Sabir, A; Boulkheir, M; Ichaoui, R; Ghassoun, J; Jehouani, A

    1997-01-01

    Shields, used for protection against radiation, are often pierced with vacuum channels for passing cables and other instruments for measurements. The neutron transmission through these shields is an unavoidable phenomenon. In this work we study and discuss the effect of channels on neutron transmission through shields. We consider an infinite homogeneous slab, with a fixed thickness (20 lambda, with lambda the mean free path of the neutron in the slab), which contains a vacuum channel. This slab is irradiated with an infinite source of neutrons on the left side and on the other side (right side) many detectors with windows equal to 2 lambda are placed in order to evaluate the neutron transmission probabilities (Khanouchi, A., Aboubekr, A., Ghassoun, J. and Jehouani, A. (1994) Rencontre Nationale des Jeunes Chercheurs en Physique. Casa Blanca Maroc; Khanouchi, A., Sabir, A., Ghassoun, J. and Jehouani, A. (1995) Premier Congré International des Intéractions Rayonnements Matière. Eljadida Maroc). The neutron history within the slab is simulated by the Monte Carlo method (Booth, T. E. and Hendricks, J. S. (1994) Nuclear Technology 5) and using the exponential biasing technique in order to improve the Monte Carlo calculation (Levitt, L. B. (1968) Nuclear Science and Engineering 31, 500-504; Jehouani, A., Ghassoun, J. and Aboubker, A. (1994) In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Radiation Physics, Rabat, Morocco). Then different geometries of the vacuum channel have been studied. For each geometry we have determined the detector response and calculated the neutron transmission probability for different detector positions. This neutron transmission probability presents a peak for the detectors placed in front of the vacuum channel. This study allowed us to clearly identify the neutron channeling phenomenon. One application of our study is to detect vacuum defects in materials.

  7. External radiation exposure and mortality in a cohort of French nuclear workers

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    Telle‐Lamberton, M; Samson, E; Caër, S; Bergot, D; Bard, D; Bermann, F; MGélas, J; Giraud, J M; Hubert, P; Metz‐Flamant, C; Néron, M O; Quesne, B; Tirmarche, M; Hill, C

    2007-01-01

    Objective To analyse the effect of external radiation exposure on the mortality of French nuclear workers. Methods A cohort of 29 204 workers employed between 1950 and 1994 at the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)) or at the General Company of Nuclear Fuel (COmpagnie GEnérale des MAtières nucléaires (Cogema, now Areva NC)) was followed up for an average of 17.8 years. Standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) were computed with reference to French mortality rates. Dose‐effect relationship were analysed through trend tests and Poisson regression, with linear and log‐linear models. Results The mean exposure to X and gamma radiation was 8.3 mSv (16.9 mSv for exposed worker population). A total of 1842 deaths occurred between 1968 and 1994. A healthy worker effect was observed, the number of deaths in the cohort being 59% of the number expected from national mortality statistics. Among the 21 main cancer sites studied, a statistically significant excess was observed only for skin melanoma, and an excess of borderline statistical significance was observed for multiple myeloma. A dose‐effect relationship was observed for leukaemia after exclusion of chronic lymphoid leukaemia (CLL). The relative risk observed for non‐CLL leukaemia, n = 20, was 4.1 per 100 mSv (90% CI 1.4 to 12.2), linear model and 2.2 per 100 mSv (90% CI 1.2 to 3.3), log‐linear model. Significant dose‐effect relationship were also observed for causes of deaths associated with alcohol consumption: mouth and pharynx cancer, cirrhosis and alcoholic psychosis and external causes of death. Conclusion The risk of leukaemia increases with increasing exposure to external radiation; this is consistent with published results on other nuclear workers cohorts. PMID:17522135

  8. Volvulus du mesentere sur lipome mesenterique: à propos d’un cas

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    Dème, Hamidou; Badji, Nfally; Akpo, Léra Géraud; Touré, Mouhamed Hamine; Draha, Ronald; Niang, Fallou Gallas; Diop, Abdoulaye Dione; Niang, El Hadj

    2016-01-01

    Nous rapportons le cas d'une patiente de 7 ans qui a consulté pour une douleur abdominale aigue paroxystique siégeant au niveau de l'épigastre associée à des vomissements sans arrêt des matières et des gaz. L'examen clinique ainsi que le bilan biologique étaient sans particularité. L'échographie abdominale demandée en première intention a montré une masse du flanc et de la fosse iliaque droite échogène, homogène à contours réguliers sans signal vasculaire au Doppler associée à un signe du tourbillon des vaisseaux mésentériques. A la tomodensitométrie cette masse correspondait à une formation lipomateuse, bien limitée, exerçant un effet de masse sur le cœcum avec volvulus du mésentère au contact. La disposition des vaisseaux mésentériques à leur origine était normale. Le diagnostic de volvulus du mésentère sur lipome a été retenu. La prise en charge chirurgicale et l'analyse anatomopathologique de la pièce opératoire a confirmé le diagnostic. Nous allons à travers ce cas clinique revoir l'apport de l'échographie et du scanner dans le diagnostic de volvulus du mésentère. PMID:28250879

  9. Analyse des hydrocarbures et des acides gras dans les sédiments superficiels prélevés à proximité du rejet des eaux usées de la zone industrielle de la ville d'El Jadida (Côte Atlantique Marocaine)

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    Lançar, I. T.; Bouchry, N.; Tabyaoui, B.; Mille, G.; Doumenq, P.

    1999-03-01

    Marine sediments collected near the El Jadida industrial sewage (Moroccan Atlantic Coastal) have been analysed in order to determine and to compare the amounts of : extractable organic matter, saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons and fatty acids. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of hydrocarbons (saturated and aromatics) is useful to know the origine of these compounds. Generally, petroleum hydrocarbons are predominant, but biogenic hydrocarbons are also present. The analysis are conducted by capillary gas chromatography, capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and U.V. fluorescence (synchronous excitation) methods. Des sédiments marins prélevés sur le littoral d'El Jadida, à proximité d'une zone de rejet industriel, ont été analysés afin de déterminer et de comparer le taux de matière organique extractible, d'hydrocarbures saturés et aromatiques et d'acides gras. Les résultats des études qualitatives et quantitatives des hydrocarbures (saturés et aromatiques) permettent de déterminer l'origine des hydrocarbures présents dans les sédiments. Les hydrocarbures d'origine pétrolière sont généralement prédominants. Les analyses sont réalisées par chromatographie en phase gazeuse, par couplage chromatographie en phase gazeuse-spectrométrie de masse et par fluorescence U.V. (technique d'excitation -émission synchrones).

  10. Mental Health and Service Issues Faced by Older Immigrants in Canada: A Scoping Review.

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    Guruge, Sepali; Thomson, Mary Susan; Seifi, Sadaf Grace

    2015-12-01

    RÉSUMÉ Une population vieillissante et la croissance de la population sur la base de l'immigration nécessitent que la recherche, la pratique et la politique doivent se concentrer sur la santé mentale des immigrants âgés, surtout parce que leur santé mentale semble se détériorer au fil du temps. Cette revue se concentre sur: Qu'est-ce que l'on sait sur les déterminants sociaux de la santé mentale chez les immigrants âgés, et quels sont les obstacles à l'accès aux services de santé mentale confrontés par les immigrants âgés? Les résultats révèlent que (1) les déterminants sociaux décisifs de la santé mentale sont la culture, le sexe et les services de santé; (2) que les immigrants plus âgés utilisent les services de santé mentale de moins que leurs homologues nés au Canada à cause des obstacles tels que, par exemple, les croyances et les valeurs culturelles, un manque de services culturellement et linguistiquement appropriées, des difficultés financières, et l'âgisme; et (3) quelles que soient les sous-catégories dans cette population, les immigrants âgés éprouvent des inégalités en matière de la santé mentale. La preuve des recherches disponibles indique que de combler les lacunes des service de santé mentale devrait devenir une priorité pour la politique et la pratique du système de soins de santé au Canada.

  11. Preface

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    Organizing Committee of the 4th EWPM

    2005-06-01

    necessary facilities. Special acknowledgements are due to the technical and administrative staff of the "Laboratoire de Physicochimie de la Matière Condensée" (LPMC UMR CNRS 5617) for their efficient help during this meeting.

  12. CCQM-K103 key comparison melanine in milk powder

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    Li, Xiuqin; Zhang, Qinghe; Li, Hongmei; Li, Mengwan; Wong, Siu-kay; Lee, Foo-Wing; Kakoulides, Elias; Naujaus, Evaldas; Fernandes-Whaley, Maria; Prevoo-Franzsen, Des; Quinn, Laura; Pookrod, Preeyaporn; Konopelko, Leonid

    2017-01-01

    Under the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM), a key comparison, CCQM-K103, was coordinated by the National Institute of Metrology (NIM) and Government Laboratory, Hong Kong, China (GLHK). The comparison was designed to demonstrate NMIs/DIs ability to analyze traces of melamine in milk and milk powder at concentration levels resulting from requirements for food safety. Seven NMIs or DIs participated in the comparison. Final reference value (KCRV) is 0.286 mg/kg, with standard uncertainty of the median as 0.011 mg/kg (3.8 %). The k-factor for the estimation of the expanded uncertainty was chosen as k = 2.57 ( t (0.05;5) ), thus the expanded uncertainty is 0.028 mg/kg (9.8%). The degrees of equivalence with melamine in milk powder KCRV for each participant were reported. The measurement results and degrees of equivalence should be indicative of the performance of a laboratory's measurement capability for IDMS in determining mass fractions in the range from 0.1 to 5.0 mg/kg of analytes with low molar mass (range 50-300 Da) with high polarity (pKow > -2.0) in milk and milk products. Extension to other analytes and matrices should be applied with care since there is a close linkage to other relevant parameters as e.g. sample preparation procedures (liquid/liquid extraction, SPE clean-up) and analytical separation techniques (e.g., GC-MS, LC-MS/MS etc). Main text To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (CIPM MRA).

  13. The STARK-B database as a resource for “STARK” widths and shifts data: State of advancement and program of development

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    Sahal-Bréchot, Sylvie; Dimitrijević, Milan S.; Moreau, Nicolas; Ben Nessib, Nabil

    2014-10-01

    “Stark” broadening theories and calculations have been extensively developed for about 50 years and can now be applied to many needs, especially for accurate spectroscopic diagnostics and modeling. This requires the knowledge of numerous collisional line profiles. Nowadays, the access to such data via an online database becomes essential. STARK-B is a collaborative project between the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade and the Laboratoire d’Étude du Rayonnement et de la matière en Astrophysique (LERMA). It is a database of calculated widths and shifts of isolated lines of atoms and ions due to electron and ion collisions (impacts). It is devoted to modeling and spectroscopic diagnostics of stellar atmospheres and envelopes, laboratory plasmas, laser equipments and technological plasmas. Hence, the domain of temperatures and densities covered by the tables is wide and depends on the ionization degree of the considered ion. STARK-B has been fully opened since September 2008 and is in free access. The first stage of development was ended in autumn 2012, since all the existing data calculated with the impact semiclassical-perturbation method and code by Sahal-Bréchot, Dimitrijević and coworkers have now been implemented. We are now beginning the second stage of the development of STARK-B. The state of advancement of the database and our program of development are presented here, together with its context within VAMDC. VAMDC (Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center) is an international consortium which has built a secure, documented, flexible interoperable platform e-science permitting an automated exchange of atomic and molecular data.

  14. Astronomie Flammarion, Vols. 1+2.

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    Rösch, J.; Wlérick, G.; Guibert, J.; Bonnet, R.; Vedrenne, G.; Celnikier, L.; Morando, B.; Boischot, A.; Brahic, A.; Kandel, R.; Dumont, S.; Praderie, F.; Magnan, C.; Gerbaldi, M.; Zahn, J.-P.; Gouguenheim, L.; Bottinelli, L.; Heidmann, N.; Heidmann, J.; Véron, P.; Nottale, L.; Pecker, J.-C.; Golay, M.

    Contents: L'astronomie à l'œil nu (J. Rösch). L'astronomie optique; de Galilée à la fin du XXe siècle (G. Wlérick). Télescopes et lunettes du XXe siècle (G. Wlérick). La radioastronomie (J. Guibert). L'astronomie spatiale (R. Bonnet). L'astronomie des hautes énergies (G. Vedrenne). L'exploration in situ dumilieu astronomique (L. Celnikier). Le système solaire: généralités (B. Morando). Les planètes telluriques (L. Celnikier). Astéroïdes, comètes et météorites (L. Celnikier). Jupiter (A. Boischot). Le monde de Saturne (A. Brahic). Les confins du système solaire (Uranus, Neptune et Pluton) (A. Brahic). Le Soleil, les planètes, la Terre (R. Kandel). Le Soleil, étoile typique (S. Dumont). Les spectres stellaires: la connaissance des étoiles (F. Praderie). L'interaction des étoiles et du milieu environnant (C. Magnan). La Galaxie: étoiles et matière interstellaire (M. Gerbaldi). L'évolution des étoiles (J.-P. Zahn). Les facteurs de l'évolution galactique (L. Gouguenheim). Forme et classification des galaxies (L. Bottinelli, N. Heidmann). Amas et superamas de galaxies (J. Heidmann). Les quasars (P. Véron). Évolution des galaxies (L. Gouguenheim). Les faits cosmologiques (L. Bottinelli). La cosmologie de la grandeexplosion (L. Nottale). Le débat cosmologique (L. Nottale).

  15. A simple approximation of moments of the quasi-equilibrium distribution of an extended stochastic theta-logistic model with non-integer powers.

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    Bhowmick, Amiya Ranjan; Bandyopadhyay, Subhadip; Rana, Sourav; Bhattacharya, Sabyasachi

    2016-01-01

    The stochastic versions of the logistic and extended logistic growth models are applied successfully to explain many real-life population dynamics and share a central body of literature in stochastic modeling of ecological systems. To understand the randomness in the population dynamics of the underlying processes completely, it is important to have a clear idea about the quasi-equilibrium distribution and its moments. Bartlett et al. (1960) took a pioneering attempt for estimating the moments of the quasi-equilibrium distribution of the stochastic logistic model. Matis and Kiffe (1996) obtain a set of more accurate and elegant approximations for the mean, variance and skewness of the quasi-equilibrium distribution of the same model using cumulant truncation method. The method is extended for stochastic power law logistic family by the same and several other authors (Nasell, 2003; Singh and Hespanha, 2007). Cumulant truncation and some alternative methods e.g. saddle point approximation, derivative matching approach can be applied if the powers involved in the extended logistic set up are integers, although plenty of evidence is available for non-integer powers in many practical situations (Sibly et al., 2005). In this paper, we develop a set of new approximations for mean, variance and skewness of the quasi-equilibrium distribution under more general family of growth curves, which is applicable for both integer and non-integer powers. The deterministic counterpart of this family of models captures both monotonic and non-monotonic behavior of the per capita growth rate, of which theta-logistic is a special case. The approximations accurately estimate the first three order moments of the quasi-equilibrium distribution. The proposed method is illustrated with simulated data and real data from global population dynamics database.

  16. Le défi de la recherche sur les médicaments et du traitement des enfants au Canada

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    Rieder, Michael J

    2011-01-01

    RÉSUMÉ Les enfants ont toujours été des « orphelins thérapeutiques ». De nombreux médicaments n’ont pas fait l’objet d’études auprès des enfants et des adolescents ou leur utilisation n’est pas autorisée officiellement auprès d’eux, ce qui crée un défi constant en matière d’élaboration et de définition de pharmacothérapies à la sécurité et l’efficacité optimales au sein du groupe d’âge pédiatrique. Depuis dix ans, des réseaux ont germé aux États-Unis et en Europe afin d’accroître la recherche sur les médicaments dans ce groupe, mais aucune évolution comparable ne s’observe au Canada. Le présent document de principes expose le contexte de la situation canadienne et contient des recommandations qui tiennent compte de deux besoins pressants : plus de recherches sur les médicaments axées sur les enfants et les adolescents canadiens, y compris un financement dédié à de telles recherches, et plus d’effectifs pour mener des études ciblées. Ces initiatives devraient être entreprises en collaboration, sur les scènes nationale et internationale, et inclure des démarches stratégiques et novatrices afin de régler les problèmes et enjeux éthiques uniques que présente la recherche sur les médicaments au sein de cette population.

  17. Greffe de cornée: expérience du service d'ophtalmologie au CHU Mohammed VI de Marrakech, Maroc

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    Belghmaidi, Sarah; Hajji, Ibtissam; Soummane, Hasna; Ennassiri, Wiam; Essafi, Hafsa; Moutaouakil, Abdeljalil

    2016-01-01

    La kératoplastie transfixiante est l'une des plus fréquentes des greffes de tissus et transplantations d'organes. Le but de notre travail est de rapporter notre expérience en matière de greffe de cornée. C'est une étude prospective de 195 patients ayant bénéficié d'une greffe de cornée sur une période allant d'aout 2009 à Août 2015. Le recul moyen est de 21 mois. Les indications de la greffe étaient le kératocône 33.8%, les séquelles de traumatisme 10.7%, la kératopathie bulleuse 19.5%, les dystrophies héréditaires 10.7%, et les kératites herpétiques 9.2%. L'acuité visuelle initiale était inférieure à 1/10 dans 90% des cas. Nous avons observé une réaction de rejet dans 19 yeux dont 14 étaient récupérables, 33 hypertonies oculaires, 20cataracte, et 2 décollements descmetiques. La greffe de cornée apparaît comme une intervention donnant de bons résultats anatomiques et fonctionnels. Les résultats ne doivent pas occulter une surveillance post opératoire étroite et régulière pour dépister à temps d’éventuelles complications, en particulier le rejet de greffe. PMID:27303575

  18. KEY COMPARISON: Key comparison CCQM-K45: Sn in tomato paste: final report

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    Wolff Briche, Céline S. J.; Holcombe, Gill; Sargent, Mike

    2006-01-01

    Key comparison CCQM-K45 was performed to demonstrate and document the capability of interested national metrology institutes in the mass fraction of Sn in a food matrix. This comparison was an activity of the Inorganic Analysis Working Group of the Comité Consultatif pour la Qualité de la Matière and was coordinated by LGC (Teddington, UK). The following laboratories participated in this key comparison (alphabetical order). KRISS (Republic of South Korea) LGC (UK) LNE (France) PTB (Germany) UME (Turkey) Good agreement was observed between the reported results of four of the participants. The other participant did not use any HCl during the sample preparation, which can affect the stability of the tin in solution, and its reported value was lower than for the other participants. It was not included in the calculation of the key comparison reference value with the agreement of the NMI concerned. The reference value was calculated as the arithmetic mean of the reported participants' results (excluding one), and is equal to 227.1 mg kg-1, with an expanded uncertainty of 2.4 mg kg-1 (1.1%). The equivalence statements were calculated on this basis. Main text. To reach the main text of this paper, click on Final Report. Note that this text is that which appears in Appendix B of the BIPM key comparison database kcdb.bipm.org/. The final report has been peer-reviewed and approved for publication by the CCQM, according to the provisions of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA).

  19. L'analyse par activation de neutrons de réacteur

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    Meyer, G.

    2003-02-01

    Quand les neutrons traversent la matière, certains sont transmis sans interaction, les autres interagissent avec le milieu traversé par diffusion et par absorption. Ce phénomène d'absorption est utilisé pour se protéger des neutrons, mais aussi pour les détecter; il peut également être utilisé pour identifier les noyaux “absorbants" et ainsi analyser le milieu traversé. En effet par différentes réactions nucléaires (n,γ), (n,p), (n,α), (n,fission), on obtient des noyaux résiduels qui sont souvent radioactifs; on dit que l'échantillon est “activé". Si l'on connaît le rendement d'activation et donc le pourcentage de noyaux ainsi “transmutés", les mesures de radioactivité induite vont permettre de déterminer la composition de l'échantillon irradié. Cette méthode dite d'analyse par activation neutronique est pratiquée depuis la découverte du neutron. Elle a permis grâce à sa sélectivité et à sa sensibilité d'avoir accès au domaine des traces et des ultra-traces dans des champs d'application très divers comme la métallurgie, l'archéologie, la biologie, la géochimie etc...

  20. Land cover effects on infiltration and preferential flow pathways in the high rainfall zone of Madagascar

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    Zwartendijk, Bob; van Meerveld, Ilja; Ravelona, Maafaka; Razakamanarivo, Herintsitohaina; Ghimire, Chandra; Bruijnzeel, Sampurno; Jones, Julia

    2015-04-01

    Shortened slash-and-burn cycles exhaust agricultural land and have resulted in extensive tracts of highly degraded land across the tropics. Land degradation typically results in decreased rainfall infiltration due to a reduced field-saturated hydraulic conductivity of the topsoil because of a progressive decline in soil organic matter, exposure to raindrop impact, surface sealing and compaction. This results, in turn, in enhanced surface runoff and erosion, and consequently less subsurface flow and groundwater recharge. On the other hand, natural vegetation regrowth or active reforestation can lead to a renewed accumulation of soil organic matter, macropore development and increased infiltration rates. As part of the P4GES project (Can Paying 4 Global Ecosystem Services values reduce poverty?; www.p4ges.org), we study the effects of land use change and reforestation on water resources in the Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ) in eastern Madagascar. In this poster, we present the results of infiltration and preferential flow measurements in four different land uses in the southern part of the CAZ: (i) closed canopy forest, (ii) 3-14 year-old regrowth on fallow land (savokas), (iii) exhausted and severely degraded land (tany maty), and (iv) recently reforested sites (6-8 years old). The results show that infiltrability increases significantly after several years of forest regrowth after land abandonment, but it remains unclear whether active replanting decreases the time required for restoration of soil hydrological functioning. Preferential flow pathways differed strikingly between the respective land cover types: infiltration in mature forests was predominantly characterized by macropore flow (preferential flow pathways), whereas infiltration in exhausted agricultural land was dominated by matrix flow (few preferential flow pathways). Occurrence of preferential flow pathways in reforestation and fallow sites varied considerably. These results suggest that land

  1. Neuronal Calcium Sensor 1 Has Two Variants with Distinct Calcium Binding Characteristics

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    Wang, Baisheng; Boeckel, Göran R.; Huynh, Larry; Nguyen, Lien; Cao, Wenxiang; De La Cruz, Enrique M.; Kaftan, Edward J.

    2016-01-01

    Neuronal calcium sensor-1 (NCS-1 Var1) is a calcium-binding protein expressed in most tissues. We examined a poorly characterized variant of NCS-1 (Var2), identified only in humans where the N-terminal 22 amino acid residues of native NCS-1(MGKSNSKLKPEVVEELTRKTY) were replaced with 4 different residues (MATI). Because alterations in the level of expression of NCS-1 Var1 and the expression of NCS-1 variants have been correlated with several neurological diseases, the relative expression and functional role of NCS-1 Var2 was examined. We found that NCS-1 Var2 mRNA levels are not found in mouse tissues and are expressed at levels ~1000-fold lower than NCS-1 Var1 in three different human cell lines (SHSY5Y, HEK293, MB231). Protein expression of both variants was only identified in cell lines overexpressing exogenous NCS-1 Var2. The calcium binding affinity is ~100 times weaker in purified NCS-1 Var2 than NCS-1 Var1. Because truncation of NCS-1 Var1 has been linked to functional changes in neurons, we determined whether the differing properties of the NCS-1 variants could potentially contribute to the altered cell function. In contrast to previous reports showing that overexpression of NCS-1 Var1 increases calcium-dependent processes, functional differences in cells overexpressing NCS-1 Var2 were undetectable in assays for cell growth, cell death and drug (paclitaxel) potency. Our results suggest that NCS-1 Var1 is the primary functional version of NCS-1. PMID:27575489

  2. La Sociéte Française d'Exobiologie

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    Raulin, F.

    2010-12-01

    L'exobiologie est une jeune science, très pluridisciplinaire qui, de façon générale, a pour objet l'étude de la vie dans l'univers. Plus précisément, elle inclut l'étude des conditions et des processus qui ont permis l'émergence du vivant sur notre planète, et ont pu oumo pourraient le permettre ailleurs, l'étude de l'évolution de la matière organique vers des structures complexes dans l'univers, et les recherches qui concernent la distribution de la vie sous toutes les formes qu'elle pourrait revêtir, et son évolution. La Société Française d'Exobiologie a été fondée en mai 2009. Elle a pour buts principaux de fédérer les recherches en exobiologie au niveau français en facilitant l'établissement de contacts interdisciplinaires entre les chercheurs français et faire connaître et expliquer l'exobiologie pour satisfaire la demande socio culturelle provenant d'un public diversifié, par le biais de conférences, d'ateliers, d'expositions. La SFE est reconnue comme Société savante. Elle compte actuellement 140 membres et vient d'organiser son premier colloque national d'exobiologie à Biarritz.

  3. Volvulus du grêle sur lipome du mésentère

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    Mbaye, Papa Alassane; Faye, Aime Lakh; Sagna, Aloise; Ndoye, Ndeye Aby; Seck, Ndeye Fatou; Ndour, Oumar; Ngom, Gabriel

    2017-01-01

    Nous rapportons l'observation d'une fillette âgée de 7ans qui reçue dans un tableau de syndrome sub-occlusif avec une douleur abdominale aigue paroxystique siégeant au niveau de l'épigastre associée à des vomissements et un arrêt des matières. L'examen physique mettait en évidence une sensibilité à la palpation de l'épigastre. L'échographie abdominale a montré une formation tissulaire intra péritonéale mal limitée sans caractère vasculaire au doppler, exerçant un effet de masse sur les structures de voisinage ; les vaisseaux mésentériques étaient en position normale. A la tomodensitométrie cette masse correspondait à une formation lipomateuse bien limitée exerçant un effet de masse sur le caecum avec un volvulus du grêle. Le diagnostic de volvulus du grêle sur lipome mésentérique a été retenu. L'exploration chirurgicale confirmait ce diagnostic. Une détorsion grélique et une énucléation lipomateuse étaient réalisées. Les suites opératoires étaient simples après un recul de 6 mois. L'examen anatomopathologique confirmait la nature lipomateuse de la masse. PMID:28819497

  4. Douleurs et conflits : Approche comparative et implications pour la qualité des soins en fin de vie

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    Mpinga, Emmanuel Kabengele; Verloo, Henk; Rapin, Charles-Henri; Chastonay, Philippe

    2009-01-01

    Le conflit serait-il à l’organisation ce que la douleur est à un organisme ? OBJECTIFS: Explorer les similitudes et les differences entre les douleurs et les conflits dans les contextes de soins de fin de vie. Mieux comprendre le rôle des conflits dans la qualité de ces soins. MÉTHODOLOGIE: Méthode comparative et réflexive autour des politiques de prise en charge des douleurs et des conflits dans les systèmes de soins. RÉSULTATS: Les conflits et les douleurs présentent de nombreuses similitudes de par leur identité, leur typologie, leur prévalence, leur fonction d’alerte, leurs coûts économiques et sociaux, le déni ou l’occultation qui les entourent et les obstacles à leur prise en charge adéquate. À l’inverse, des différences apparaissent dans la prise en charge des douleurs comparée à celle des conflits. Ces différences portent sur l’existence des programmes de prévention et de lutte sur les scènes nationale et internationale, la mise en œuvre des activités de recherche et de formation et la visibilité sociale. Pour les conflits, cette mise en œuvre n’existe pas encore. CONCLUSION: Les décideurs en clinique et en santé publique devraient intégrer les conflits comme un indicateur de la qualité des soins et élaborer des politiques pertinentes en matière de santé. PMID:19714268

  5. La membrane ancestrale : barrière asymétrique à l'origine de l'activité optique dans les milieux vivants ?

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    Spach, Gérard; Merle, Liliane

    Since the discovery of the optical activity of the biomolecules, the early origin of the biopolymer asymmetry (Nucleic acids and proteins) of the living cells is the subject of many speculations. In some simple instances, asymmetric amplification has been shown experimentally to occur at the molecular level. Following some authors, its origins can be found at the subatomatic level. In this article, the early asymmetric enclosing of prebiotic moieties is stressed, by refering especially to the presence of chiral compounds of lipidic nature in the vesicle membranes and to ancestral pores or channels able to select optically active constituents of the "primordial soup", a few billion years ago. L'origine ancestrale de l'asymétrie des biopolymères, acides nucléiques et protéines, de la cellule vivante suscite depuis la découverte de l'activité optique des biomolécules une vive discussion et la recherche d'une explication rationnelle. Dans des cas relativement simples, une amplification certaine de l'asymétrie a été montrée expérimentalement au niveau moléculaire, et selon certains, elle pourait trouver sa source au niveau subatomique. Dans cet article, le rôle précoce du confinement asymétrique de la matière prébiotique est souligné, notamment en se référant à la présence de pores ou de cannaux capables de sélectionner des constituants optiquements actifs de la "soupe primordiale", il y a quelques milliards d'années.

  6. Avant Propos

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    Cornet, Alain; Broll, Norbert; Denier, Philippe

    2002-07-01

    Le quatrième colloque Rayons X et Matière (RX 2001) s'est tenu à Strasbourg du 4 au 7 décembre 2001. Comme lors des colloques précédents (1995, 1997 et 1999) nous avons pu réunir de nombreux chercheurs, industriels et constructeurs concernés par la caractérisation des matériaux. Cette manifestation qui se déroule tous les deux ans a pour objectifs de rendre compte périodiquement des avancées faites dans le domaine des techniques X et plus particulièrement de l'ingénierie des surfaces. Cette année nous avons ajouté deux nouveaux thèmes : étude des nanomatériaux et techniques des microfaisceaux. André GUINIER était avec nous lors du premier colloque (colloque 1995, consacré à la commémoration du centenaire de la découverte des rayons X). Nous sommes attristés par son décès et nous lui dédions le Colloque RX 2001. Les premiers articles de cet ouvrage rappellent sa vie de scientifique et ses principaux travaux. En même temps que nous écrivons ces quelques lignes, nous nous préparons à lancer le colloque RX 2003. Ces colloques ont lieu grâce à la participation constante des chercheurs et l'engagement des constructeurs et distributeurs de matériels ; nous les en remercions vivement et nous leur donnons rendez-vous à Strasbourg, en décembre 2003.

  7. Evaluation of the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure in women with uterine cavity length over 10 cm.

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    Thiel, John A; Briggs, M Martha; Pohlman, Scott; Rattray, Darrien

    2014-06-01

    Objectif : Comparer, chez des femmes ayant subi une ablation de l’endomètre au moyen de la technique NovaSure et présentant une longueur utérine déterminée par hystérométrie de plus de 10 cm ou de 10 cm ou moins, les événements indésirables associés à l’intervention, l’état des saignements menstruels à la suite de l’intervention et la nécessité de procéder à une nouvelle intervention chirurgicale. Méthodes : Nous avons mené une étude de cohorte rétrospective qui portait sur 188 femmes ayant fréquenté une pratique gynécologique communautaire au Canada. Quatre-vingt-sept de ces femmes présentaient une longueur utérine déterminée par hystérométrie de plus de 10 cm, tandis que les 101 autres présentaient une longueur utérine déterminée par hystérométrie de 10 cm ou moins. Les événements indésirables associés à l’intervention, l’état des saignements menstruels à la suite de l’intervention et la nécessité de procéder à une nouvelle intervention chirurgicale sont les paramètres qui ont été comparés chez ces deux groupes de femmes. Résultats : Les longueurs utérines moyennes déterminées par hystérométrie ont été de 11,0 ± 0,6 cm et de 8,9 ± 0,8 cm au sein des groupes « > 10 cm » et « ≤ 10 cm », respectivement. Aucune différence n’a été constatée entre les groupes en matière de caractéristiques démographiques ou d’antécédents gynécologiques, exception faite d’un IMC accru au sein du groupe « > 10 cm » et d’une prévalence accrue de dysménorrhée au sein du groupe « ≤ 10 cm ». De façon globale, 44,1 % de toutes les participantes avaient connu l’échec de l’hormonothérapie et 20,7 % avaient connu l’échec d’un traitement non hormonal avant la tenue de l’ablation. Les participantes composant les autres 35,2 % avaient refusé d’avoir recours à un traitement de rechange et décidé de subir directement une ablation de l

  8. Ozonolysis of a series of biogenic organic volatile compounds and secondary organic aerosol formation

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    Bernard, François; Quilgars, Alain; Cazaunau, Mathieu; Grosselin, Benoît.; Daele, Véronique; Mellouki, Abdelwahid; Winterhalter, Richard; Moortgat, Geert K.

    2010-05-01

    obtained will be compared with those from the literature when available and discussed in terms of their atmospheric impact. Berndt, T., O. Böge and F. Stratmann (2003). Gas-phase ozonolysis of a-pinene: gaseous products and particle formation. Atmospheric Environment, 37: 3933-3945. Bonn, B. and G.K. Moortgat (2003). Sesquiterpene ozonolysis: Origin of atmospheric new particle formation from biogenic hydrocarbons. Journal of Geophysical Research, 30(11). Kavouras, I. and E.G. Stephanou (2002). Direct evidence of atmospheric secondary organic aerosol formation in forest atmosphere through heteromolecular nucleation. Environmental Science and Technology, 36: 5083-5091. Koch, S., R. Winterhalter, E. Uherek, A. Kolloff, P. Neeb and G.K. Moortagt (2000). Formation of new particles in the gas-phase ozonolysis of monoterpenes. Atmospheric Environment, 34: 4031-4042. Kulmala, M., V.-M. Kerminen, T. Anttila, A. Laaksonen and C.D. O'Dowd (2004b). Organic aerosol formation via sulphate cluster activation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(D04205): 1-7. Kulmala, M., H. Vehkamäki, T. Petäjä, M. Dal Maso, A. Lauri, V.-M. Kerminen, W. Birmili and P.H. McMurry (2004a). Formation and growth rates of ultra-fine atmospheric particles: a review of observations. Journal of Aerosol Science, 35: 143-176. Lee, S. and R.M. Kamens (2005). Particle nucleation from the reaction of a-pinene and O3. Atmospheric Environment, 39: 6822-6832.

  9. Lithological 3D grid model of the Vuonos area built by using geostatistical simulation honoring the 3D fault model and structural trends of the Outokumpu association rocks in Eastern Finland

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    Laine, Eevaliisa

    2015-04-01

    ., Jokinen, J., Koistinen, E., Kontinen, A., Korhonen, J., Korpisalo, J., Kurimo, M.,Lahti, I., Laine, E., Levaniemi, H., Sorjonen-Ward, P. & Torppa, J. 2014. Developing deep exploration methods in the Outokumpu Mining Camp area. In: Lauri, L. S., Heilimo, E., Levaniemi, H., Tuusjarvi, M., Lahtinen, R. & Holtta, P. (eds) Current Research: 2nd GTK Mineral Potential Workshop, Kuopio, Finland, May 2014. Geological Survey of Finland,Report of Investigation 207. Koistinen, T. J., 1981. Structural evolution of an early Proterozoic strata-bound Cu-Co-Zn deposit, Outokumpu, Finland. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, 72, pp. 115-158. Kontinen,A., 1987.An early Proterozoic ophiolite -- the Jormuamafic-ultramafic complex, northern Finland. Precambrian Research 35, 313-341. Peltonen, P. & Kontinen, A. 2004. The Jormua Ophiolite: a mafic-ultramafic complex from an ancient ocean-continent transition zone. In: Precambrian ophiolites and related rocks. Developments in Precambrian geology 13. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 35-71. Saalmann, K.; Laine, E.L, 2014. Structure of the Outokumpu ore district and ophiolite-hosted Cu-Co-Zn-Ni-Ag-Au sulfide deposits revealed from 3D modeling and 2D high-resolution seismic reflection data. Ore Geology Reviews, Volume 62, October 2014, Pages 156-180. Vuollo, J., and Piirainen, T., 1989. Mineralogical evidence for an ophiolite from the Outokumpu serpentinites in North Karelia, Finland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Finland 61, 95-112.

  10. Pulse-to-pulse correlation in CryoSat SAR mode radar altimeter echoes from the sea surface

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    Smith, W. H.

    2012-12-01

    amplitude decays with lag at a rate that depends on wave height, and without zero crossings. This is in contrast to Walsh's theory, which established the conventional wisdom based on the first zero crossing of Bessel function J1. These results may be applied to determine the optimally weighted average of SAR echoes that yields the best conventional waveform for inter-calibration of SAR and conventional measurements. This calibration is useful for CryoSat and will be necessary for Sentinel-3 and Jason-CS. The present work finds that a conventional altimeter may obtain useful data at rates as high as 9 kHz. This suggests that the interleaved mode option under consideration for Jason-CS could yield optimal conventional measurements as well as simultaneous SAR. I gratefully acknowledge Ron Abileah, Eric Leuliette, John Lillibridge, Laury Miller, Tom Newman and the CryoSat team for helpful discussions.

  11. Pions to Quarks

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    Brown, Laurie Mark; Dresden, Max; Hoddeson, Lillian

    2009-01-01

    Part I. Introduction; 1. Pions to quarks: particle physics in the 1950s Laurie M Brown, Max Dresden and Lillian Hoddeson; 2. Particle physics in the early 1950s Chen Ning Yang; 3. An historian's interest in particle physics J. L. Heilbron; Part II. Particle discoveries in cosmic rays; 4. Cosmic-ray cloud-chamber contributions to the discovery of the strange particles in the decade 1947-1957 George D. Rochester; 5. Cosmic-ray work with emulsions in the 1940s and 1950s Donald H. Perkins; Part III. High-energy nuclear physics; Learning about nucleon resonances with pion photoproduction Robert L. Walker; 7. A personal view of nucleon structure as revealed by electron scattering Robert Hofstadter; 8. Comments on electromagnetic form factors of the nucleon Robert G. Sachs and Kameshwar C. Wali; Part IV. The new laboratory; 9. The making of an accelerator physicist Matthew Sands; 10. Accelerator design and construction in the 1950s John P. Blewett; 11. Early history of the Cosmotron and AGS Ernest D. Courant; 12. Panel on accelerators and detectors in the 1950s Lawrence W. Jones, Luis W. Alvarez, Ugo Amaldi, Robert Hofstadter, Donald W. Kerst, Robert R. Wilson; 13. Accelerators and the Midwestern Universities Research Association in the 1950s Donald W. Kerst; 14. Bubbles, sparks and the postwar laboratory Peter Galison; 15. Development of the discharge (spark) chamber in Japan in the 1950s Shuji Fukui; 16. Early work at the Bevatron: a personal account Gerson Goldhaber; 17. The discovery of the antiproton Owen Chamberlain; 18. On the antiproton discovery Oreste Piccioni; Part V. The Strange Particles; 19. The hydrogen bubble chamber and the strange resonances Luis W. Alvarez; 20. A particular view of particle physics in the fifties Jack Steinberger; 21. Strange particles William Chinowsky; 22. Strange particles: production by Cosmotron beams as observed in diffusion cloud chambers William B. Fowler; 23. From the 1940s into the 1950s Abraham Pais; Part VI. Detection of the

  12. NASA Space Science Day Events-Engaging Students in Science

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    Foxworth, S.; Mosie, A.; Allen, J.; Kent, J.; Green, A.

    2015-01-01

    The NASA Space Science Day Event follows the same format of planning and execution at all host universities and colleges. These institutions realized the importance of such an event and sought funding to continue hosting NSSD events. In 2014, NASA Johnson Space Center ARES team has supported the following universities and colleges that have hosted a NSSD event; the University of Texas at Brownsville, San Jacinto College, Georgia Tech University and Huston-Tillotson University. Other universities and colleges are continuing to conduct their own NSSD events. NASA Space Science Day Events are supported through continued funding through NASA Discovery Program. Community Night begins with a NASA speaker and Astromaterials display. The entire community surrounding the host university or college is invited to the Community Night. This year at the Huston-Tillotson (HTU) NSSD, we had Dr. Laurie Carrillo, a NASA Engineer, speak to the public and students. She answered questions, shared her experiences and career path. The speaker sets a tone of adventure and discovery for the NSSD event. After the speaker, the public is able to view Lunar and Meteorite samples and ask questions from the ARES team. The students and teachers from nearby schools attended the NSSD Event the following day. Students are able to see the university or college campus and the university or college mentors are available for questions. Students rotate through hour long Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sessions and a display area. These activities are from the Discovery Program activities that tie in directly with k- 12 instruction. The sessions highlight the STEM in exploration and discovery. The Lunar and Meteorite display is again available for students to view and ask questions. In the display area, there are also other interactive displays. Angela Green, from San Jacinto College, brought the Starlab for students to watch a planetarium exhibit for the NSSD at Huston

  13. Obituary: Charles Latif Hyder, 1930-2004

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    White, Oran Richard

    2004-12-01

    My friend and colleague, Charles Hyder, was a true physicist with a sound intuitive grasp of fundamentals in modern physics and the underlying mathematics. I admired his knowledge of the history of modern physics and quantum mechanics when we discussed contemporary problems in interpreting solar observations. He had the ability to present his ideas clearly and persuasively to both students and his colleagues. His insatiable curiosity about life in general led him to consider the effects of nuclear weapons development on the human race. Appreciation of the biological effects of radioactive materials produced in the course of weapons and power reactor development led him to a more public career beyond traditional research. Charles Hyder was born April 18, 1930 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Albuquerque High School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He received a BS and MS in physics from the University of New Mexico (1958, 1960) and a PhD in astrogeophysics at the University of Colorado (1964). His positions included the Department of Astronomy and Institute of Geophysics at UCLA (1964-65), Sacramento Peak Solar Observatory (1965-1970) and the Goddard Space Flight Center (1970-1977). He also taught at the University of New Mexico (1970-1977) and was active on the Solar Maximum Mission science team (1970-1977, 1980-1984). He was married twice with both marriages ending in divorce. He and his first wife Ann had three children (Paul, Roxanne and Querida) and he and his second wife Laurie had a son Niels. Charles Hyder's professional career in solar physics began in 1961 during his graduate studies at the Department of AstroGeophysics of the University of Colorado and continued until 1983 when he chose to follow his convictions to expose the threat of nuclear proliferation. His early research was in the study of the quantum mechanics of polarized light produced in the presence of magnetic fields. Application of this work to interpretation

  14. Walking to Olympus: An EVA Chronology

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    Portree, David S. F.; Trevino, Robert C.

    1997-01-01

    display the large num- ber of flights in which EVA played a role. This approach also makes apparent significant EVA gaps, for example, the U.S. gap between 1985 and 1991 following the Challenger accident. This NASA History Monograph is an edited extract from an extensive EVA Chronology and Reference Book being produced by the EVA Project Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. The larger work will be published as part of the NASA Formal Series in 1998. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance rendered by Max Ary, Ashot Bakunts, Gert-Jan Bartelds, Frank Cepollina, Andrew Chaikin, Phillip Clark, Richard Fullerton, Steven Glenn, Linda Godwin, Jennifer Green, Greg Harris, Clifford Hess, Jeffrey Hoffman, David Homan, Steven Hopkins, Nicholas Johnson, Eric Jones, Neville Kidger, Joseph Kosmo, Alexei Lebedev, Mark Lee, James LeBlanc, Dmitri Leshchenskii, Jerry Linenger, Igor Lissov, James McBarron, Clay McCullough, Joseph McMann, Story Musgrave, Dennis Newkirk, James Oberg, Joel Powell, Lee Saegesser, Andy Salmon, Glen Swanson, Joseph Tatarewicz, Kathy Thornton, Chris Vandenberg, Charles Vick, Bert Vis, David Woods, Mike Wright, John Young, and Keith Zimmerman. Special thanks to Laurie Buchanan, John Charles, Janet Kovacevich, Joseph Loftus, Sue McDonald, Martha Munies, Colleen Rapp, and Jerry Ross. Any errors remain the responsibility of the authors.

  15. CME/CNE Article: A Framework of Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Part 1: Updated Disease Classification and Disease-Modifying Therapy Use in Specific Circumstances.

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    Newsome, Scott D; Aliotta, Philip J; Bainbridge, Jacquelyn; Bennett, Susan E; Cutter, Gary; Fenton, Kaylan; Lublin, Fred; Northrop, Dorothy; Rintell, David; Walker, Bryan D; Weigel, Megan; Zackowski, Kathleen; Jones, David E

    2016-01-01

    Activity Available Online: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Apply new information about MS to a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for patients with MSIntegrate the team approach into long-term planning in order to optimize rehabilitation care of patients with MSAccreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Delaware Media Group. The CMSC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CMSC designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. NPA designates this enduring material for 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education credit. Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Disclosures: Francois Bethoux, MD, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC), has served as Physician Planner for this activity. He has received royalties from Springer Publishing and has received intellectual property rights from Biogen. Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Scott D. Newsome, DO, MSCS (author

  16. CME/CNE Article: A Framework of Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Part 1

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    Aliotta, Philip J.; Bainbridge, Jacquelyn; Bennett, Susan E.; Cutter, Gary; Fenton, Kaylan; Lublin, Fred; Northrop, Dorothy; Rintell, David; Walker, Bryan D.; Weigel, Megan; Zackowski, Kathleen; Jones, David E.

    2016-01-01

    CME/CNE Information Activity Available Online: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. Target Audience: The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learning Objectives: Apply new information about MS to a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for patients with MS Integrate the team approach into long-term planning in order to optimize rehabilitation care of patients with MS Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Delaware Media Group. The CMSC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CMSC designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. NPA designates this enduring material for 1.0 Continuing Nursing Education credit. Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Disclosures: Francois Bethoux, MD, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC), has served as Physician Planner for this activity. He has received royalties from Springer Publishing and has received intellectual property rights from Biogen. Laurie Scudder, DNP, NP, has served as Nurse Planner for this activity. She has disclosed no relevant

  17. Microbial communities in the deep subsurface

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    Krumholz, Lee R.

    geochemical processes and to develop new approaches to subsurface remediation. Résumé La diversité des populations et des communautés microbiennes dans le sol et le sous-sol est présentée dans cet article. Les chercheurs s'interrogent fréquemment sur la diversité microbienne du sous-sol, sur les interactions entre organismes et sur les mécanismes qui permettent le maintien des communautés microbiennes souterraines. Il existe des communautés microbiennes anérobies hétérotrophes dans des grès ou dans des sédiments sableux relativement perméables, à proximité de dépôts riches en matières organiques. Ces micro-organismes semblent se maintenir grâce à la consommation de composés organiques provenant des dépôts organiques voisins. Les sources de matériel organique jouant le rôle de donneur d'électrons sont constituées par des sédiments éocènes riches en lignite situés sous la plaine littorale du Texas, les schistes riches en matières organiques du Crétacé du sud-ouest des États-Unis, ainsi que les argiles contenant des matériaux organiques et des bactéries de fermentation de la plaine littorale atlantique. En outre, il existe des communautés fortement diversifiées dans des régions où aucune source de matière organique n'existe, mais où sont présentes des roches ignées. Le sous-sol riche en basalte de la vallée de la Columbia au Canada et les régions granitiques de Suède en sont des exemples. Ces communautés microbiennes souterraines semblent se maintenir par l'action de bactéries lithotrophes se développant grâce à l'hydrogène qui est produit par réactions chimiques dans le sous-sol. Il existe d'autres communautés microbiennes de profondeur dans les sédiments profonds des océans. Ces systèmes sont souvent associés à un métabolisme anérobie et à une réduction des sulfates. La colonisation microbienne s'étend jusqu'à des profondeurs où les températures élevées limitent leur capacité de survie. Les sources d

  18. Intérêt des prothèses métalliques expansives dans la prise en charge de l’occlusion tumorale colique: expérience d’un service hospitalier Marocain

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    Rouibaa, Fedoua; Bakkar, Meriem; Seddik, Hassan; Addioui, Tarik; Filali, Fatima Zahra; Akka, Rachid; Desla, Hanane; Aourarh, Aourarh

    2013-01-01

    Le traitement de l’obstruction colique d’origine tumorale s’est modifié ces dernières années grâce à l’apport des endoprothèses coliques. Elles constituent une alternative thérapeutique reconnue au traitement chirurgical dans 2 indications: la levée en urgence de l’occlusion colique aigue avant une chirurgie curatrice ou pour le traitement palliatif de l’obstruction colique chez les patients inopérables ou ayant une maladie localement avancée ou métastatique. Il s’agit de 12 observations de syndrome occlusif colique d’origine tumorale traitées par endoprothèses coliques au sein du service de Gastro-entérologie 1 de l’hôpital militaire d’instruction Mohammed V. L’âge moyen était de 53 ans. Il existait une prédominance masculine (9 hommes - 3 femmes). Tous les patients présentaient un syndrome occlusif avec arrêt des matières et des gaz. L’abdomen sans préparation montrait des niveaux hydro-aériques chez tous les patients. La tomodensitométrie objectivait un processus colique sténosant avec dilatation des anses en amont. Tous les patients ont bénéficié de la mise en place d’une endoprothèse par colonoscopie sous anesthésie générale. Le succès technique immédiat et clinique était noté dans 95% des cas. La migration de la prothèse a été notée dans un cas. Les endoprothèses coliques constituent une alternative de choix au traitement chirurgical des sténoses tumorales coliques symptomatiques, soit pour permettre de préparer au traitement curatif chirurgical “à froid”, soit dans un but palliatif avant de débuter une éventuelle chimiothérapie. PMID:23565315

  19. Profil évolutif et pronostic des tumeurs urothéliales de la vessie chez le sujet jeune

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    Bouzouita, Abderrazak; Saadi, Ahmed; Kerkeni, Walid; Chakroun, Marouene; Cherif, Mohamed; Ayed, Haroun; Selmi, Selim; Derouiche, Amine; Benslama, Riadh Mohamed; Chebil, Mohamed

    2016-01-01

    Résumé But: Les tumeurs urothéliales de la vessie sont rares chez le jeune adulte. Leur profil évolutif et leur pronostic restent matière à contro-verse. Nous rapportons notre expérience à propos de 54 patients. Méthodologie: Entre 1990 et 2010, 54 patients de moins de 40 ans au moment du diagnostic ont été traités pour carcinome à cellules transitionnelles de la vessie. Nous avons étudié le profil évolutif de ces tumeurs en séparant les patients en deux groupes (moins de 30 ans, et 30 à 40 ans). Résultats: La tumeur n’infiltrait pas le muscle vésical dans 37 cas et l’infiltrait dans 17 cas. Pour les tumeurs n’infiltrant pas le muscle vésical, elles étaient de stade Ta dans 20 cas et de grade I–II dans 36 cas. Le pronostic de ces tumeurs était meilleur avant l’âge de 30 ans avec un taux de récidive de 15,3 % sans progression. Pour les patients de 30 à 40 ans, le taux de récidive était de 33,3 %, et 25 % des tumeurs qui ont récidivé ont présenté une progression du stade. Pour les tumeurs infiltrant le muscle vésical, le pronostic était sombre (localement avancées dans neuf cas et métastatiques d’emblée dans cinq cas). Conclusion: Le profil évolutif des tumeurs n’infiltrant pas le muscle vésical a semblé meilleur avant l’âge de 30 ans. Entre 30 et 40 ans, le profil évolutif s’est approché de celui des sujets âgés. Les tumeurs infiltrantes étaient souvent évoluées et agressives, évoquant un potentiel évolutif particulier. PMID:27330577

  20. On the ionization and dissociative photoionization of iodomethane: a definitive experimental enthalpy of formation of CH3I.

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    Bodi, Andras; Shuman, Nicholas S; Baer, Tomas

    2009-12-14

    The dissociative photoionization onset energy of the CH(3)I --> CH(3)(+) + I reaction was studied at the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) beamline of the Swiss Light Source (SLS) using a new imaging photoelectron photoion coincidence (iPEPICO) apparatus operating with a photon resolution of 2 meV and a threshold electron kinetic energy resolution of about 1 meV. Three previous attempts at establishing this value accurately, namely a pulsed field ionization (PFI)-PEPICO measurement, ab initio calculations and a mass-analyzed threshold ionization (MATI) experiment, in which the onset energy was bracketed by state-selected excitation to vibrationally excited (2)A(1) A states of the parent ion, have yielded contradictory results. It is shown that dimers and adducts formed in the supersonic molecular beam affected the PFI-PEPICO onset energy. The room temperature iPEPICO experiment yields an accurate 0 K onset of 12.248 +/- 0.003 eV, from which we derive a Delta(f)H(o)(298 K)(CH(3)I) = 15.23 +/- 0.3 kJ mol(-1), and the C-I bond energy in CH(3)I is 232.4 +/- 0.4 kJ mol(-1). The room temperature breakdown diagram shows a fine structure that corresponds to the threshold photoelectron spectrum (TPES) of the A state. Low internal energy neutrals seem to be preferentially ionized in the A state when compared with the X state, and A state peaks in the TPES are Stark-shifted as a function of the DC field, whereas the dissociative photoionization of X state ions is not affected. This suggests that there are different competing mechanisms at play to produce ions in the A state vs. ions in the X state. The competition between field ionization and autoionization in CH(3)I is compared with that in Ar, N(2) and in the H-atom loss energy region in CH(4)(+). The binding energies of the neutral and ionic Ar-CH(3)I clusters were found to be 26 and 66 meV, respectively.

  1. How does poverty beget poverty?

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    Pagani, Linda S

    2007-10-01

    un développement favorisant un faible rendement scolaire, des comportements et des attitudes néfastes en matière de santé et une dépression à l'âge adulte. Ces caractéristiques deviennent plus décourageantes lorsque les enfants non résilients deviennent les parents de la génération suivante.

  2. How does poverty beget poverty?

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    Pagani, Linda S

    2007-01-01

    ouvrir la voie à un développement favorisant un faible rendement scolaire, des comportements et des attitudes néfastes en matière de santé et une dépression à l’âge adulte. Ces caractéristiques deviennent plus décourageantes lorsque les enfants non résilients deviennent les parents de la génération suivante. PMID:19030448

  3. ICOM2012: 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (Belgrade, Serbia, 2-6 September 2012)

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    Dramićanin, Miroslav D.; Antić, Željka; Viana, Bruno

    2013-11-01

    The 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2012) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) from 2 to 6 September 2012 (figure 1). The conference was organized by the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (France), and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Optical Society of America. ICOM2012 was a follow-up to the two previous, successful ICOM conferences held in Herceg Novi in 2006 and 2009. The conference aimed at providing a forum for scientists in optical materials to debate on: • Luminescent materials and nanomaterials • Hybrid optical materials (organic/inorganic) • Characterization techniques of optical materials • Luminescence mechanisms and energy transfers • Theory and modeling of optical processes • Ultrafast-laser processing of materials • Optical sensors • Medical imaging • Advanced optical materials in photovoltaics and biophotonics • Photothermal and photoacoustic spectroscopy and phenomena The conference stressed the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered, and their impact on the optical properties were detailed in several presentations. This volume contains selected contributions of speakers and participants of the ICOM2012 conference. The conference provided a unique opportunity for about 200 scientists from 32 countries to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials. During the three and half days, 21 invited talks and 52 contributed lectures were given, with a special event in memory of our dear colleague Professor Dr Tsoltan

  4. Comparison of tuberculosis treatment outcomes by method of treatment supervision in the Fiji Islands.

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    Narayan, N; Viney, K; Varman, S

    2014-09-21

    Contexte: Le Programme National de lutte contre la Tuberculose (TB) (PNT) aux Fidji.Objectif: Déterminer les résultats du traitement anti-tuberculeux stratifiés par méthode de supervision de ce traitement (soit une auto supervision [SAT] par les patients euxmêmes, soit la supervision par un membre de la famille).Schéma: Etude rétrospective descriptive de tous les patients tuberculeux enregistrés par le PNT aux Fidji entre janvier 2011 et juin 2013.Résultats: Un total de 563 patients tuberculeux ont été enregistrés et pour 470 (83%) d'entre eux, on disposait d'informations sur le type de supervision. Parmi ces derniers, la majorité (n = 401 ; 85%) bénéficiait de la supervision de leur traitement par un membre de la famille ; 69 (15%) ont reçu SAT. Ces derniers ont eu un taux de succès du traitement anti tuberculeux de 79,4% comparé à 88,5% chez les patients supervisés par un membre de la famille ; ce résultat était statistiquement significatif (P = 0,0374).Conclusion: Les résultats du traitement anti-tuberculeux étaient plus souvent meilleurs chez les patients supervisés par un membre de la famille par rapport à ceux recevant SAT. Cette méthode de supervision du traitement n'exige pas beaucoup de ressources, c'est pourquoi nous recommandons qu'elle soit poursuivie aux Fidji. On pourrait réaliser une recherche opérationnelle prospective afin de déterminer les préférences des patients en matière de supervision de leur traitement anti-tuberculeux aux Fidji dans le cadre d'une approche centrée sur le patient.

  5. Compliance with infection control practices in sputum microscopy centres: a study from Kerala, India.

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    Aslesh, O P; Ubaid, N P; Nagaraja, S B; Shewade, H D; Padmanabhan, K V; Naik, B R; Satpati, M; Blesson, S; Jayasree, A K

    2015-12-21

    Contexte : Une des stratégies du Programme national révisé de lutte contre la tuberculose (RNTCP) en Inde consiste à lutter contre la tuberculose en augmentant la détection des cas à travers un réseau national de Centres de Diagnostic par Microscopie (DMC). La mise en oeuvre des précautions standard de lutte contre les infections dans ces DMC est très importante pour prévenir la transmission des infections, non seulement vis-à-vis du personnel de laboratoire, mais également vis-à-vis de la population générale. Cependant, en Inde, ceci n'a pas été évalué par une agence externe.Méthode : Une étude transversale a été réalisée pour évaluer les connaissances, la structure et l'adhésion aux pratiques de lutte contre l'infection (ICP) dans les 38 DMC du district de Kannur, état du Kerala, Inde en 2015. Grâce à des observations et à des entretiens, les investigateurs ont recueilli des données dans un format structuré.Résultats : Les connaissances d'ensemble relatives à la lutte contre l'infection ont été jugées satisfaisantes pour 29% des techniciens de laboratoire. Le niveau d'ensemble des centres en matière de lutte contre l'infection a été satisfaisant dans 61% des DMC. L'adhésion aux pratiques de lutte contre l'infection a été satisfaisante dans 45% des DMC. Les connaissances relatives aux pratiques d'ICP ont été meilleures dans les DMC du gouvernement tandis que les installations et l'adhésion aux directives de gestion des déchets biomédicaux ont été meilleures dans les DMC privés.Conclusion : Connaissant le risque très élevé d'infection parmi les techniciens de laboratoire, il y a un besoin urgent de corriger les déficiences des pratiques de lutte contre l'infection.

  6. Follow-up examinations: are multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients in Uttar Pradesh, India, on track?

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    Tripathi, U C; Nagaraja, S B; Tripathy, J P; Sahu, S K; Parmar, M; Rade, K; Bhatnagar, S; Ranjan, A; Sachdeva, K S

    2015-03-21

    Contexte : Tous les patients atteints de tuberculose multirésistante (TB-MDR) qui avaient achevé 6 mois de traitement dans le cadre du Programme National Révisé de Lutte contre la Tuberculose (RNTCP) dans l’Uttar Pradesh, le plus grand état dans le nord de l’Inde.Objectif : Déterminer la proportion de patients TB-MDR bénéficiant d’examens de suivi régulier et la vision des prestataires et des patients sur ces services de suivi.Méthodes : Une étude rétrospective de cohorte a été réalisée grâce à la revue des dossiers de 64 patients TB-MDR éligibles enregistrés entre avril et juin 2013 dans 11 districts de l’état. Les patients et le personnel du RNTCP des districts sélectionnés ont également été interviewés grâce à un questionnaire semi-structuré.Résultats : Au total, 34 (53,1%) patients ont bénéficié d’examens de culture de crachats au 3(e) mois, 43 (67,2%) au 4(e) mois, 36 (56,3%) au 5(e) mois et 37 (57,8%) au 6(e) mois. Les principaux facteurs associés à un suivi irrégulier émanant des entretiens étaient le nombre élevé de consultations, la distance à parcourir, les ruptures de stock dans les structures et le manque de connaissances des patients vis-à-vis du programme de suivi.Conclusion : La majorité des patients TB-MDR ont eu un suivi irrégulier. Les facteurs liés aux prestataires dépassent ceux liés aux patients en matière d’examens de suivi médiocres. Le RNTCP devrait se concentrer sur la décentralisation des services de suivi, assurer la logistique et le conseil centré sur le patient afin d’accroitre la régularité du suivi.

  7. Kystes de l'ovaire: score échographique de malignité

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    Dimassi, Kaouther; Bettaieb, Hajeur; Derbel, Mohammed; Triki, Amel; Gara, Mohammed Faouzi

    2014-01-01

    Les kystes de l'ovaire constituent l'un des motifs les plus fréquents de consultation en gynécologie. L’étape diagnostique repose principalement sur l’échographie. Nous proposons dans ce travail un score échographique reproductible prédictif de malignité. Nous évaluons la fiabilité de ce score après confrontations des données échographiques et histologiques. Il s'agit d'une étude rétrospective réalisée sur une période de 3 ans. Nous avons élaboré un score basé sur les signes échographiques décrits dans la littérature comme prédictifs de malignité et avons classé les examens échographiques préopératoires selon leurs scores respectifs. Les données échographiques étaient comparées aux résultats histologiques et un seuil prédictif de malignité a été déterminé pour le score adopté. 150 patientes ont été colligées. Les deux signes échographiques les plus prédictifs de malignité étaient: les végétations endo-kystiques, avec une Valeur Prédictive Positive (VPP) à 86,67% et une Valeur Prédictive Négative (VPN) à 100%, et le caractère vascularisé au Doppler couleur avec une VPP à 72,52% et une VPN à 100%. Le seuil retenu pour le score proposé était de 6 avec une spécificité de 100%, une sensibilité de 100%, une VPP de 100% et une VPN de 100%. L’échographie joue un rôle décisif dans la conduite à tenir devant une masse ovarienne. Seul un faisceau d'arguments permet d’évoquer la malignité lors de l'examen échographique. L'utilisation de scores basés sur des signes simples, reproductibles augmente la valeur diagnostique de l’échographie en matière de malignité. PMID:25419341

  8. A Canadian survey of postgraduate education in Aboriginal women's health in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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    Jumah, Naana Afua; Wilson, Don; Shah, Rajiv

    2013-07-01

    Objectif : Évaluer les connaissances des résidents canadiens en obstétrique-gynécologie en matière de santé des femmes autochtones (SFA) et leur expérience dans ce domaine (y compris une auto-évaluation de la compétence), et déterminer la capacité des directeurs de programme de résidence d’offrir un curriculum en SFA et d’évaluer les ressources disponibles en vue de soutenir cette initiative. Méthodes : Des sondages destinés aux résidents et aux directeurs de programme ont été distribués dans tous les programmes de résidence agréés en obstétrique-gynécologie du Canada. Le sondage destiné aux résidents comptait 20 questions à choix multiple couvrant quatre domaines clés : connaissances générales au sujet des peuples autochtones du Canada; les effets du système de pensionnat; l’expérience clinique en SFA; et une auto-évaluation de la compétence en SFA. Le sondage destiné aux directeurs de programme comptait une évaluation du contenu du curriculum en SFA et des ressources disponibles en vue de soutenir ce curriculum. Résultats : Les résidents détiennent peu de connaissances préalables au sujet de la SFA et des déterminants de la santé, et sont conscients de ces lacunes. Ils s’intéressent à la SFA et reconnaissent l’importance de pouvoir disposer d’une formation dans ce domaine pour leurs activités professionnelles à venir. Les directeurs de programme soutiennent l’élaboration d’un curriculum en SFA, mais ne détiennent pas les ressources nécessaires pour offrir un curriculum exhaustif dans ce domaine et tireraient avantage de la disponibilité d’un curriculum standardisé. Conclusion : La mise sur pied d’une initiative nationale en ce qui concerne l’élaboration d’un curriculum pourrait constituer une façon efficace de faciliter l’offre d’une formation en SFA, tout en atténuant la nécessité pour chacun des programmes de chercher à obtenir des ressources à cette fin.

  9. Le LHC, un tunnel cosmique

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    None

    2016-07-12

    Et si la lumière au bout du tunnel du LHC était cosmique ? En d’autres termes, qu’est-ce que le LHC peut nous apporter dans la connaissance de l’Univers ? Car la montée en énergie des accélérateurs de particules nous permet de mieux appréhender l’univers primordial, chaud et dense. Mais dans quel sens dit-on que le LHC reproduit des conditions proches du Big bang ? Quelles informations nous apporte-t-il sur le contenu de l’Univers ? La matière noire est-elle détectable au LHC ? L’énergie noire ? Pourquoi l’antimatière accumulée au CERN est-elle si rare dans l’Univers ? Et si le CERN a bâti sa réputation sur l’exploration des forces faibles et fortes qui opèrent au sein des atomes et de leurs noyaux, est-ce que le LHC peut nous apporter des informations sur la force gravitationnelle qui gouverne l’évolution cosmique ? Depuis une trentaine d’années, notre compréhension de l’univers dans ses plus grandes dimensions et l’appréhension de son comportement aux plus petites distances sont intimement liées : en quoi le LHC va-t-il tester expérimentalement cette vision unifiée ? Tout public, entrée libre / Réservations au +41 (0)22 767 76 76

  10. Development of a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method for the high-accuracy determination of creatinine in serum.

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    Stokes, Peter; O'Connor, Gavin

    2003-08-25

    An LC-MS method for the high-accuracy determination of creatinine in serum has been developed and used to provide results for an international measurement evaluation programme (IMEP) and the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) international inter-laboratory studies. An assessment of different sample preparation methods, including ion-exchange chromatography, solid-phase extraction, plasma ultrafiltration and ethanol protein precipitation, revealed that no bias or reduced precision was associated with the quicker less extensive clean-up methods, when using liquid chromatography-isotope dilution mass spectrometry (LC-IDMS) for quantitation. A number of different calibration regimes were also investigated. External calibration was shown to provide adequate calibration for most routine analysis with a relative associated expanded uncertainty (k=2) of 6% at the 95% confidence level. The use of a non-isotopically labelled internal standard was shown to improve the relative expanded uncertainty (k=2) to 4%. However, the difference in retention time between the internal standard and the creatinine was such that a matrix interferent produced an observed bias of over 16%. The use of an isotopically labelled internal standard was shown to reduce any bias to less than 0.2% with an expanded uncertainty (k=2) of less than 0.3%. The developed method was then used, in a blind trial organised jointly by IMEP and CCQM, to determine the amount of creatinine in human serum. The method performed well against the established reference method of ion-exchange chromatography followed by derivatisation gas chromatography (GC)-IDMS. The observed difference between the values determined by LC-IDMS and the key comparison reference value (average of all the submitted results) was less than 0.3%. The biggest advantage of the described method is in the speed of analysis. With a chromatographic run time of less than 10 min and sample preparation consisting of a simple protein

  11. Comparison of GC-ICP-MS and HPLC-ICP-MS for species-specific isotope dilution analysis of tributyltin in sediment after accelerated solvent extraction.

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    Wahlen, Raimund; Wolff-Briche, Céline

    2003-09-01

    This study describes a direct comparison of GC and HPLC hyphenated to ICP-MS determination of tributyltin (TBT) in sediment by species-specific isotope dilution analysis (SS-IDMS). The certified reference sediment PACS-2 (NRC, Canada) and a candidate reference sediment (P-18/HIPA-1) were extracted using an accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) procedure. For comparison of GC and LC methods an older bottle of PACS-2 was used, whilst a fresh bottle was taken for demonstration of the accuracy of the methods. The data obtained show good agreement between both methods for both the PACS-2 sediment (LC-ICP-IDMS 828+/-87 ng g(-1) TBT as Sn, GC-ICP-IDMS 848+/-39 ng g(-1) TBT as Sn) and the P-18/ HIPA-1 sediment (LC-ICP-IDMS 78.0+/-9.7 ng g(-1) TBT as Sn, GC-ICP-IDMS 79.2+/-3.8 ng g(-1) TBT as Sn). The analysis by GC-ICP-IDMS offers a greater signal-to-noise ratio and hence a superior detection limit of 0.03 pg TBT as Sn, in the sediment extracts compared to HPLC-ICP-IDMS (3 pg TBT as Sn). A comparison of the uncertainties associated with both methods indicates superior precision of the GC approach. This is related to the better reproducibility of the peak integration, which affects the isotope ratio measurements used for IDMS. The accuracy of the ASE method combined with HPLC-ICP-IDMS was demonstrated during the international interlaboratory comparison P-18 organised by the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM). The results obtained by GC-ICP-IDMS for a newly opened bottle of PACS-2 were 1087+/-77 ng g(-1) Sn for DBT and 876+/-51 ng g(-1) Sn for TBT (expanded uncertainties with a coverage factor of 2), which are in good agreement with the certified values of 1090+/-150 ng g(-1) Sn and 980+/-130 ng g(-1) Sn, respectively.

  12. L’expérience d’une patiente qui reçoit des soins pour la démence

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    Frank, Christopher; Forbes, Rev Faye

    2017-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Permettre aux médecins de famille de comprendre « l’expérience vécue » de la démence de la bouche d’une personne atteinte de démence—Faye Forbes, ministre anglicane de 64 ans atteinte de la maladie d’Alzheimer, qui donne son point de vue sur comment vivre avec la démence—et utiliser cette information pour améliorer les soins et les résultats. Sources d’information Une recherche a été effectuée dans MEDLINE sur Ovid entre janvier 2005 et février 2015, à l’aide des mots-clés anglais suivants : dementia, caregiver, perspectives et quality of health care. Les articles qui s’adressaient aux médecins de famille ont été sélectionnés. Des revues pertinentes et des articles de recherche originaux ont été utilisés, le cas échéant, s’ils s’appliquaient aux personnes atteintes de démence et à leurs soignants. Message principal Plusieurs cadres de référence organisent les principales expériences décrites par les patients et leurs soignants. Nous avons utilisé une revue de la littérature qualitative pour fournir un cadre de référence résumant l’expérience de Faye, en fonction des thèmes suivants : tenter d’obtenir un diagnostic, accéder au soutien et aux services, besoins en matière d’information, prise en charge de la maladie, et communication et attitudes. Conclusion Les médecins doivent tenir compte de ces thèmes lorsqu’ils planifient la prise en charge des personnes atteintes de démence. Il importe de tenter de comprendre l’expérience et le point de vue des personnes atteintes de démence et de leurs soignants afin de pouvoir dispenser des soins optimaux. PMID:28115451

  13. Incorporating research technology into the clinical assessment of balance and mobility: perspectives of physiotherapists and people with stroke.

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    Pak, Patricia; Jawed, Hina; Tirone, Christina; Lamb, Bethany; Cott, Cheryl; Brunton, Karen; Mansfield, Avril; Inness, Elizabeth L

    2015-01-01

    Objectif : Décrire les vues des gens ayant subi une attaque et de leurs physiothérapeutes au sujet du recours à la biomécanique pour l'évaluation de l'équilibre et de la mobilité. Méthodes : Dans cette étude qualitative, on a mené des interviews semi-structurées auprès de patients ayant subi un accident vasculaire cérébral et organisé un groupe de discussion avec leurs physiothérapeutes. Pour coder les données de ces interviews et de ce groupe, on a procédé par induction ligne à ligne en se servant d'un logiciel qualitatif pour convertir les codes en thèmes. Résultats : On a jugé que les données quantitatives de cette évaluation pouvaient éclairer les patients sur les problèmes d'équilibre et de mobilité. Les physiothérapeutes ont constaté que l'évaluation confirmait le raisonnement clinique et contribuait à une appréciation précise des progrès, mais leurs opinions étaient partagées en matière d'incidence sur le choix de traitement. Les patients auraient voulu plus de communication sur le but de l'évaluation. Ils ont aussi dit que la confiance dans leurs physiothérapeutes les aidait à vaincre leurs anxiétés et que cette confiance s'acquérait par une exposition à des évaluations d'équilibre plus exigeantes. Les physiothérapeutes préconisaient l'emploi d'un système de harnais pour une intégration en toute sécurité à leur pratique de l'évaluation et de la formation en maîtrise réactive de l'équilibre. Conclusion : Et les patients et les thérapeutes attachaient de la valeur aux données quantitatives issues de l'évaluation. Quelle que soit la technologie utilisée, les patients apprécient une étroite relation physiothérapeute-patient. Une constante collaboration entre les cliniciens et les chercheurs devrait nous guider dans la conversion de la technologie en outils d'intérêt clinique.

  14. Morbidité et mortalité hospitalière des maladies cardiovasculaires en milieu tropical: exemple d'un centre hospitalier à Lomé (Togo)

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    Damorou, Findibe; Baragou, Soodougoua; Pio, Machihuede; Afassinou, Yaovi M; N'da, N'kenon W; Pessinaba, Soulemane; Tchérou, Tchaa; Attiogbé, Halé; Ehlan, Koffi; Goeh-Akue, Edem; Yayehd, Komlavi

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Les maladies cardiovasculaires (MCV) occupent une place importante dans la mortalité en Afrique, situation inquiétante traduisant une transition épidémiologique rapide. La connaissance des groupes nosologiques les plus mortelles devrait aider à l’élaboration de politiques en matière de traitement et de prévention. Méthodes Il's agit d une étude rétrospective du 1er janvier 2006 au 31 décembre 2010, ayant inclus les patients hospitalisés pour une MCV selon la classification Internationale des maladies (CIM-10). Résultats La fréquentation hospitalière pour maladie MCV a augmenté au fil du temps; les maladies hypertensives étaient le premier motif d hospitalisation (66.8%). Les autres pathologies fréquentes étaient la maladie thromboembolique (9.1%), les syndromes coronaires aigus (SCA) (7.3%), l'insuffisance cardiaque (5.5%), les cardiomyopathies (5.3%). La majorité des sujets étaient jeunes (âge moyen: 55.1 ans) et il n'y avait pas de corrélation entre la durée d'hospitalisation et l’âge: r = + 0.024, p = 0.09. La mortalité globale était élevée (11%) et les taux de létalité élevés dans le SCA (27.9%), l'embolie pulmonaire (25%) et la péricardite (25%). Conclusion Les MCV sont responsables d'une hospitalisation croissante dans nos hôpitaux. L'absence d unité de soins intensifs cardiologiques et des méthodes de revascularisation coronaire, le manque de personnels qualifiés associés l'inexistence de sécurité sociale expliquent une mortalité élevée dans nos pays en voie de développement qui sans avoir achevé leur transition démographique entre en pleine transition épidémiologique. PMID:25018812

  15. Adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia.

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    Kiros, Y K; Teklu, T; Desalegn, F; Tesfay, M; Klinkenberg, E; Mulugeta, A

    2014-12-21

    Contexte : Patients tuberculeux dans la zone de Mekelle, région du Tigray en Ethiopie.Objectif : Examiner l'adhésion au traitement antituberculeux.Schéma : Une étude transversale a été réalisée dans des centres de santé offrant un traitement antituberculeux. L'adhésion a été mesurée de trois manières : par la déclaration des doses manquées par les patients eux-mêmes, par une échelle visuelle analogue grâce à laquelle les patients notent leur propre adhésion et en étudiant les dossiers. Un patient était considéré comme adhérent s'il avait pris au moins 90% des doses prescrites.Résultats : Un total de 278 patients tuberculeux ont été inclus, 101 dans la phase intensive et 177 dans la phase de continuation. Respectivement 67 (24,1%), 130 (46,8%) et 80 (28,8%) patients avaient une tuberculose à frottis positif, à frottis négatif et extra-pulmonaire. La déclaration par les patients sur les doses manquées et la consultation des dossiers ont indiqué une adhésion de 273 patients (97,3%) et 271 patients (97,5%), respectivement. Avec l'échelle visuelle analogue, 250 (91,6%) patients se considéraient comme adhérents. Des antécédents d'effets secondaires (aOR ajusté [aOR] 0,25 ; IC95% 0,08–0,77) et des connaissances en matière de prévention de la TB (aOR 0,19 ; IC95% 0,05–0,8) étaient indépendamment associés à l'adhésion dans ce contexte.Conclusion : L'adhésion au traitement antituberculeux était élevée dans notre étude. Un soutien à l'adhésion devrait être offert aux patients pauvres, âgés, co-infectés par le virus de l'immunodéficience humaine, consommateurs excessifs d'alcool et fumeurs. Tous les patients devraient bénéficier régulièrement d'une éducation sanitaire à la prévention de la TB.

  16. A smoking cessation intervention among tuberculosis patients in rural China.

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    Lin, Y; Wang, L-X; Qiu, L-X; Huang, Q; Shu, Q; Lin, H-X; Meng, X; Zeng, X-L; Xiao, L-X; Bam, T S; Chiang, C-Y

    2015-09-21

    Objectif : Evaluer la possibilité d'intégrer une intervention d'arrêt du tabac dans les services de routine de la tuberculose (TB).Méthode : Les patients tuberculeux consécutifs inscrits entre le 1(e) mars et le 31 août 2010 ont été enrôlés dans une intervention visant à promouvoir l'arrêt du tabac chez ceux qui disaient fumer pendant le traitement de leur TB. Des informations sur les effets sanitaires dangereux de la fumée de tabac et sur le fait de fumer en étant tuberculeux ont été fournies aux patients qui se sont dit fumeurs actuels. Le statut en matière de tabac a été réévalué à chaque visite de suivi pendant le traitement antituberculeux avec des messages sanitaires renforcés et des conseils visant à l'arrêt.Résultats : Sur 800 patients TB enrôlés, 572 (71,5%) étaient des hommes et 244 (30,5%) étaient des fumeurs actuels. Les femmes étaient plus souvent non fumeuses (100% contre 35,8% ; P < 0,001). Des 244 fumeurs actuels, 144 (59,0%) avaient commencé à fumer avant 20 ans, 197 (80,7%) consommaient ⩾20 cigarettes par jour, 211 (86,5%) étaient conscients de leur dépendance au tabac et 199 (81,6%) n'avaient jamais essayé d'arrêter avant le diagnostic de TB. Des 244 fumeurs actuels, 234 (95,9%) voulaient arrêter et 156 (66,7%) ont déclaré être toujours abstinents à 6 mois. Les défis à la mise en œuvre d'une intervention d'arrêt du tabac ont été identifiés.Conclusion : La majorité des fumeurs actuels parmi les patients TB voulaient arrêter et sont restés abstinents à la fin du traitement antituberculeux. Cette intervention devrait être étendue au pays tout entier.

  17. Les astronomes européens auscultent les cieux avec le plus grand télescope du monde

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    Malbet, F.

    2008-09-01

    À l'heure des projets de télescopes extrêmement grands, l'Europe a déjà une longueur d'avance. Le télescope européen (VLT), en mode interférométrique avec l'instrument AMBER devient le plus grand télescope jamais utilisé dans le domaine optique aussi bien en surface de miroir (plus de 150 m2) qúen finesse de résolution qui atteint celle d'un télescope de 130 m de diamètre. Le journal professionnel Astronomy & Astrophysics a publié en 2007 un numéro spécial qui rapporte les premiers résultats obtenus avec l'instrument AMBER (Astronomical MultiBEam Recombiner) par le très grand télescope européen. Ces articles couvrent pratiquement tous les stades de l'évolution stellaire depuis la formation des étoiles et des planètes jusqu'a l'observation de l'explosion de type nova dans un système stellaire évolué. Ces résultats inédits ont été obtenus en utilisant simultanément 3 des 4 télescopes du VLT basés à l'Observatoire européen austral du mont Paranal au Chili. L'instrument AMBER équipant le VLTI (mode interférométrique du VLT) permet dâatteindre une résolution angulaire inégalée de l'ordre du millième de seconde d'angle autorisant l'observation des astres dans différentes longueurs d'onde, dans l'infrarouge proche. Les astronomes obtiennent donc des observations avec une finesse 13 fois plus importante que celle d'un télescope seul. Il devient alors possible de sonder les régions de formation de planètes, d'observer les vents des étoiles en rotation très rapide, d'étudier les différents types de matières éjectées par une étoile massive, de séparer les deux composantes d'une étoile double serrée et de voir en direct l'évolution d'une nova quelques jours seulement après son explosion.

  18. KEY COMPARISON: Key comparison CCQM-K60: Total selenium and selenomethionine in selenised wheat flour

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    Goenaga Infante, Heidi; Sargent, Mike

    2010-01-01

    Key comparison CCQM-K60 was performed to assess the analytical capabilities of national metrology institutes (NMIs) to accurately quantitate the mass fraction of selenomethionine (SeMet) and total selenium (at low mg kg-1 levels) in selenised wheat flour. It was organized by the Inorganic Analysis Working Group (IAWG) of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) as a follow-up key comparison to the previous pilot study CCQM-P86 on selenised yeast tablets. LGC Limited (Teddington, UK) and the Institute for National Measurement Standards, National Research Council Canada (NRCC, Ottawa, Canada) acted as the coordinating laboratories. CCQM-K60 was organized in parallel with a pilot study (CCQM-P86.1) involving not only NMIs but also expert laboratories worldwide, thus enabling them to assess their capabilities, discover problems and learn how to modify analytical procedures accordingly. Nine results for total Se and four results for SeMet were reported by the participant NMIs. Methods used for sample preparation were microwave assisted acid digestion for total Se and multiple-step enzymatic hydrolysis and hydrolysis with methanesulfonic acid for SeMet. For total Se, detection techniques included inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) with external calibration, standard additions or isotope dilution analysis (IDMS); instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA); and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) with external calibration. For determination of SeMet in the wheat flour sample, the four NMIs relied upon measurements using species-specific IDMS (using 76Se-enriched SeMet) with HPLC-ICP-MS. Eight of the nine participating NMIs reported results for total Se within 3.5% deviation from the key comparison reference value (KCRV). For SeMet, the four participating NMIs reported results within 3.2% deviation from the KCRV. This shows that the performance of the majority of the CCQM-K60 participants was very good

  19. Étude ethnobotanique des plantes utilisées dans le traitement du diabète dans la médecine traditionnelle de la région Maritime du Togo

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    Holaly, Gbekley Efui; Simplice, Karou Damintoti; Charlemagne, Gnoula; Kodjovi, Agbodeka; Kokou, Anani; Tchadjobo, Tchacondo; Amegnona, Agbonon; Komlan, Batawila; Jacques, Simpore

    2015-01-01

    Introduction Les plantes constituent une grande source de principes actifs qui peuvent être utilisés pour traiter de nombreuses maladies, dont le diabète. L'objectif de cette étude était de recenser les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle pour traiter le diabète dans la région Maritime du Togo. Méthodes De janvier 2013 à juin 2014, une enquête ethnobotanique a été réalisée auprès de 164 guérisseurs traditionnels dans la région Maritime par des interviews directes à l'aide d'un questionnaire semi structuré. Résultats Les données recueillies ont permis d'identifier 112 espèces végétales appartenant à 51 familles. Les familles les plus représentées ont été les Caesalpiniaceae / Fabaceae avec 9 espèces, suivie des Euphorbiaceae et des Compositae avec 8 espèces chacune. Les espèces les plus citées ont été Allium sativum, Alium cepa, Guilandina bonduc, Moringa oleifera et de Picralima nitida qui ont eu une valeur usuelle de 0,05. En termes de recettes, 132 recettes sont préparées à partir des 112 espèces de plantes. Les recettes à plantes uniques ont été au nombre de 78, tandis que 54 recettes sont obtenues par des associations de plantes. Les parties de plantes les plus utilisées ont été les feuilles suivies par les racines. La principale méthode de préparation reste la décoction. Conclusion La région maritime du Togo dispose d'une biodiversité floristique importante en matière de plantes antidiabétiques. Ces résultats constituent une bonne base de données pour le criblage biologique dans la recherche de molécules antidiabétiques à base des plantes. PMID:26309469

  20. Évolution des lignes directrices sur le traitement de la dyslipidémie

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    John Bosomworth, N.

    2014-01-01

    Résumé Objectif Comprendre comment les nouvelles lignes directrices sur la prise en charge du risque cardiovasculaire publiées par l’American Heart Association et l’American College of Cardiology (AHA-ACC) peuvent être interprétées et utilisées dans le contexte canadien. Sources des données Les lignes directrices de l’AHA-ACC ont été examinées, de même que toutes les références. Des recherches indépendantes dans PubMed ont été effectuées pour inclure l’ajout aux statines d’autres antihyperlipidémiants et l’emploi de calculatrices médicales visant à aider le patient à comprendre. Message principal Les nouvelles lignes directrices de l’AHA-ACC s’appuient sur les meilleures données probantes disponibles actuellement en matière de traitement de la dyslipidémie. Cela inclut le risque cardiovasculaire (CV) sur 10 ans comme seuil thérapeutique au lieu du taux de cholestérol des lipoprotéines de faible densité, de même que l’abandon des cibles thérapeutiques de lipoprotéines de faible densité. On met de plus en plus l’accent sur les interventions alimentaires et l’exercice, avec l’amorce d’un effort pour quantifier l’effet de ces interventions. Les statines constituent la principale intervention pharmacologique, et l’ajout d’autres médicaments pour accentuer la baisse lipidique n’est plus recommandé. En ce qui concerne l’application au Canada, les tables de risque de Framingham sont plus appropriées pour évaluer le risque que les équations de cohortes regroupées utilisées aux États-Unis. Les calculatrices du risque de maladie cardiovasculaire (MCV) devraient contenir de l’information sur l’âge cardiovasculaire et devraient pouvoir illustrer le risque et les interventions de rechange afin d’aider le patient à comprendre et de favoriser la prise de décision éclairée. Conclusion L’attention sur les meilleures données probantes concernant le risque CV peut simplifier le traitement de la

  1. Apport de l'endoscopie digestive dans l'hypertension portale de l'enfant: à propos de 68 cas

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    Idrissi, Mounia Lakhdar; Babakhoya, Abdeladim; Hida, Moustapha

    2012-01-01

    Introduction L'hypertension portale n'est pas exceptionnelle chez l'enfant. L'hémorragie digestive en est une complication redoutable pouvant mettre en jeu le pronostic vital. Cette hémorragie, pouvant être isolée, confie à l'examen endoscopique un intérêt diagnostique majeur. L'endoscopie digestive haute a également un intérêt pronostique et thérapeutique incontournable. L'objectif de ce travail était d'analyser les aspects endoscopiques de l'hypertension portale, faire une corrélation entre ces aspects et le risque hémorragique éventuel et mettre en évidence le rôle de l'endoscopie dans le traitement et la surveillance. Méthodes Notre étude est une analyse rétrospective de 135 endoscopies digestives hautes effectuées chez 68 enfants atteints d'hypertension portale sur une période de 8 ans. Résultats L'endoscopie a permis de mettre en évidence les varices œsogastriques dans 55 cas (80.9%). Elle était le premier moyen diagnostique de l'hypertension portale chez 5 patients ayant présenté une hémorragie digestive isolée. Elle a permet aussi d'apprécier le risque hémorragique qui est étroitement lié au stade des varices œsophagiennes et à la présence des varices tubérositaires. Neuf enfants ont bénéficié de la ligature élastique des varices œsophagiennes avec un taux de succès de 89%. Conclusion L'oesogastroscopie recherchant et traitant les varices œsogastriques est indispensable dans les hypertensions portales de l'enfant. Inversement, nous soulignons son intérêt majeur en matière diagnostique de l'hémorragie digestive isolée de l'enfant ou la découverte de varices pose à posteriori le diagnostic de l'hypertension portale. PMID:22937191

  2. Speech and language support: How physicians can identify and treat speech and language delays in the office setting.

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    Moharir, Madhavi; Barnett, Noel; Taras, Jillian; Cole, Martha; Ford-Jones, E Lee; Levin, Leo

    2014-01-01

    Le défaut de dépister et d’intervenir rapidement en cas de retards de la parole et du langage peut avoir des conséquences multiples au potentiel grave en matière de développement de la petite enfance et d’aptitudes à la littératie plus tard. Il est recommandé de procéder à l’évaluation systématique de la parole et du langage pendant les bilans de santé des enfants, mais il n’existe pas d’approche normalisée (en cabinet) pour la faciliter. De plus, les temps d’attente prolongés avant d’obtenir une consultation en orthophonie constituent une perte de temps précieux pour l’enfant et sa famille. Faisant appel à des compétences en orthophonie et à la collaboration de pédiatres, les chercheurs ont préparé le contenu essentiel d’un outil à utiliser en cabinet.L’outil visait à aider les médecins à réaliser trois grands objectifs : le dépistage rapide et précis des retards de la parole et du langage et des enfants vulnérables à des problèmes de littératie, l’aiguillage convenable vers des services d’orthophonie, au besoin, et l’enseignement aux parents, afin de les habiliter à créer des environnements de langage riches et réceptifs à la maison. À l’aide de cet outil, en collaboration avec le programme Lisez, parlez, chantez de la Société canadienne de pédiatrie et l’initiative Grow Literacy, les médecins seront mieux placés pour offrir des stratégies pratiques aux personnes qui s’occupent d’enfants afin de renforcer les capacités des enfants sur le plan de la parole et du langage.L’outil représente une stratégie pour évaluer les retards de la parole et du langage. Il dépeint les étapes linguistiques et phonétiques propres à l’âge et propose des interventions. L’outil représente un traitement provisoire pratique tandis que la famille attend une consultation officielle en orthophonie.

  3. PREFACE: XXIVth Conference of the Danubian Countries on the Hydrological Forecasting and Hydrological Bases of Water Management

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    Brilly, Mitja; Bonacci, Ognjen; Nachtnebel, Peter Hans; Szolgay, Ján; Balint, Gabor

    2008-10-01

    and Gabor Balint Editorial Board International Scientific Committee: P Hubert: Centre d'Informatique Géologique, France H P Nachtnebel: Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria H Weber: Bavarian Water Management Administration, Germany H Moser: Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany M Domokos: VITUKI, Hungary P Stanciu: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Romania O Bonacci: University of Split, Croatia S Prohaska: Institute Jaroslav Černi, Belgrade, Serbia J Szolgay: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Bratislava, Slovak Republic K Tzankov: Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Sofia, Bulgaria E Soukalová: Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Czech Republic B Matičič: National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, Slovenia M Mikoš: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia J Rakovec: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia M Brilly: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia M Veselič: ARAO, Slovenia

  4. Comparaison de deux scores pronostiques dans les hémorragies digestives hautes non variqueuses dans un centre hospitalier d'Antananarivo

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    Rakotondrainibe, Aurélia; Randrianambinina, Thierry Pierre; Randriamizao, Harifetra Mamy Richard; Rasoaherinomenjanahary, Fanjandrainy; Randriamiarana, Mialimanana Joël; Samison, Luc Hervé

    2013-01-01

    Il est actuellement recommandé de stratifier les hémorragies digestives hautes, en fonction de leur risque, par des scores pronostiques. L'objectif de cette étude a été d'appliquer ces scores en vue de les comparer, dans un centre hospitalier malgache. Etude prospective sur 419 patients, sur une période entre janvier et décembre 2011, au Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire d'Antananarivo. Les scores de Rockall initial et de Blatchford ont été calculés pour chaque patient présentant une hémorragie digestive haute non variqueuse dont les dossiers été complets, avec notamment la valeur de l'urémie et de l'hémoglobine. Une comparaison de ces deux scores a été faite pour déterminer le pronostic et l’évolution de cette pathologie. 46,3% des dossiers n'avaient pas de valeur d'urémie ni de l'hémoglobine. Les 185 patients retenus, avaient une moyenne d’âge de 48,2 ± 18,2 ans et une prédominance masculine (72,4%). Le risque clinique était élevé dans 62,7% des cas, dont 59,4% ont bénéficié d'une transfusion. Une mortalité de 9,7% a été observée. Le score de Blatchford était plus prédictif du risque clinique par rapport au score de Rockall initial (AUROC = 0,82 vs 0,64; p < 0,0001), mais aussi de la nécessité d'une transfusion (AUROC = 0,79 vs 0,62; p= 0,00013). L'instauration d'un score clinico-biologique est assez limitée par faute de moyens, alors que le score de Blatchford aiderait en matière de pronostic des hémorragies digestives hautes. PMID:24839534

  5. Matériaux pour la dépollution des gaz d'échappement automobile

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    Mouaddib-Moral, N.; Gauthier, C.

    2002-04-01

    Les premières législations antipollution ont été mises en place suite à la détection, aux Etats Unis plus particulièrement en Californie, du smog photochimique et des pluies acides, néfastes pour la faune et la flore. Les estimations de la contribution de l'automobile aux émissions de composés, considérés comme précurseurs de ces phénomènes, ont été suffisantes pour provoquer la mise en place de normes draconiennes en matière d'émissions automobiles. Les matériaux catalytiques ont été évalués en tant que solution possible pour réduire les émissions à l'échappement. En Europe, l'utilisation des catalyseurs trois voies a été généralisée sur les véhicules essence fonctionnant à richesse stoechiométrique à partir de 1993. Une nouvelle génération de catalyseurs appelée piège à oxydes d'azote (NOx) est maintenant nécessaire pour le post-traitement des gaz d'échappement des motorisations à essence fonctionnant en mélange pauvre (combustion en présence d'un excès d'oxygène) pour diminuer la consommation et par conséquent réduire les émissions du CO2 connu pour son impact sur l'effet de serre. La dépollution des moteurs diesel via un catalyseur d'oxydation a été généralisée en Europe depuis 1996. La sévérisation des normes européennes impose pour les moteurs diesel le recours à des matériaux spécifiques pour le traitement des oxydes d'azotes et des particules par l'intermédiaire de filtres à particules dont l'efficacité de filtration est supérieure à 95%, mais doivent subir des régénérations périodiques.

  6. Case Studies On Recent Stark Broadening Calculations And Stark-B Database Development In The Framework Of The European Project Vamdc (Virtual Atomic And Molecular Data Center)

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    Sahal-Bréchot, S.

    2010-07-01

    Stark broadening theories and calculations have been extensively developed for about 50 years. The theory can now be considered as mature for many applications, especially for accurate spectroscopic diagnostics and modelisation. In astrophysics, with the increasing sensitivity of observations and spectral resolution, in all domains of wavelengths from far UV to infrared, it has become possible to develop realistic models of interiors and atmospheres of stars and interpret their evolution. For hot stars, especially white dwarfs, Stark broadening is the dominant collisional line broadening process. This requires the knowledge of numerous collisional line profiles, especially for very weakly abundant atoms and ions that are used as useful probes for modern spectroscopic diagnostics. Hence, calculations based on a simple but enough accurate and fast method is indispensable for obtaining numerous results. Ab initio quantum calculations are also a useful domain of development, especially for ion emitters. Nowadays, the access to such data via an on line database becomes indispensable. The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC, http://www.vamdc.eu) is a European Union funded collaboration between groups involved in the generation and use of atomic and molecular data. VAMDC aims to build a secure, documented, flexible and interoperable e-science environment-based interface to existing atomic and molecular data. In this framework, the Stark-B (http://starkb.obspm.fr) database, which is a part of VAMDC, is a collaborative project between the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade and the Laboratoire d'Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matière en Astrophysique (LERMA). It is a database of calculated widths and shifts of isolated lines of atoms and ions due to electron and ion collisions (i.e. impacts are separated in time). This database is devoted to modelisation and spectroscopic diagnostics of stellar atmospheres and envelopes. In addition, it is relevant to

  7. The burden of road traffic injuries in an emergency department in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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    Getachew, S; Ali, E; Tayler-Smith, K; Hedt-Gauthier, B; Silkondez, W; Abebe, D; Deressa, W; Enquessilase, F; Edwards, J K

    2016-06-21

    Contexte : Le service des urgences de l'hôpital Zewditu Memorial, Addis-Abeba, Ethiopie.Objectif : Documenter la proportion, la tendance, les caractéristiques et le devenir des patients (âgés ⩾15 ans) admis pour des blessures de la route (RTI) entre 2014 et 2015.Schéma : Une étude rétrospective transversale basée sur des données recueillies en routine par le service des urgences.Résultats : Sur 10 007 admissions aux urgences, 779 (8%) étaient des cas de RTI; cette proportion culminait au mois de janvier (11%). Les dossiers médicaux ont été disponibles pour 522 (67%) de ces cas de RTI. Leur âge médian était de 28 ans et 69% étaient des hommes. La majorité était des piétons (69%) blessés par une automobile (78%). Lors du triage, 32% ont été classés comme ayant besoin d'une intervention urgente/immédiate. Les traumatismes crâniens (20%) étaient au deuxième rang, suivant les blessures des membres inférieurs (36%). Le devenir des patients a été le suivant : sortie (68%), hospitalisation (17%), référence (17%) et décès (1%). Parmi les 78 cas hospitalisés, respectivement 62% et 16% ont été admis dans les services de chirurgie et d'orthopédie. Sur les 146 cas de RTI ayant eu un traumatisme crânien, 25% ont été hospitalisés, dont 82% ont été admis en service de chirurgie.Conclusion : Nos résultats peuvent guider les décideurs des hôpitaux de référence dans l'amélioration de la répartition des ressources et le choix de priorités en matière de besoins de santé publique liés au développement urbain ultérieur. Il y a un besoin urgent d'un plan complet de prévention des RTI, particulièrement parmi les piétons à Addis-Abeba.

  8. Enantiomeric separation of complex organic molecules from irradiation of interstellar/circumstellar ice analogs

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    Nuevo, M.; Muñoz Caro, G.; Dartois, E.; D'Hendecourt, L.; Deboffle, D.; Meierhenrich, U.; Thiemann, W.; Bredehöft, J. H.; Nahon, L.

    Our laboratory group aims at studying the photo- and thermochemical evolution of dirty ice mixtures (containing H2O, CO, CH4, CH3OH, NH3, etc.) known to be present on the surface of interstellar grains observed in molecular clouds around protostars and also found in comets. The first step was to determine the chemical composition of these ices by comparison of interstellar ice infrared spectra from the European Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) with the spectra obtained in laboratory experiments. That work allowed us to identify and quantify the abundance of simple molecules such as H2O, CO, CO2 and CH4, as well as to understand the shapes of some infrared features (shifts, band widths, splittings) resulting from interactions within the ice structure due to molecular complexes. The irradiation of these ices with UV light at low temperatures down to 10 K leads to the formation of species such as H2CO, NH4+ and OCN-, which have been already identified in astrophysical sources. If the irradiation is continued, more complex molecules, stable at room temperature, are formed. The refractory residue obtained by warming up the sample to room temperature can be analyzed by chemical techniques such as gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A lot of complex molecules such as glycine, alanine or glycerol are detected, among them amino acids, known to play an important role in prebiotic chemistry. The extension of this experiment, called Chiral MICMOC (for Matière Interstellaire et Cométaire, Molécules Organiques Complexes, i.e. Interstellar and Cometary Matter, Complex Organic Molecules, repeating the same experiment using circularly polarized UV light has been performed with the synchrotron light of the SU5 beam in LURE. The purpose is to reveal and study the possible apparition of an enantiomeric excess on amino acids formed in such experiments. Our preliminary analyses results show that a possible enantiomeric excess would be small. A careful data

  9. Status report--enhancing the Canadian Best Practices Portal.

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    Sims-Jones, N; Dyke, E

    2013-06-01

    La mission de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada (ASPC) est de : « promouvoir et protéger la santé des Canadiens au moyen du leadership, de partenariats, de l’innovation et de la prise de mesures dans le domaine de la santé publique ». Afin de contribuer à cette mission, l’ASPC a mis en œuvre de nombreuses initiatives de mobilisation des connaissances en vue d’appuyer la prise de décisions fondées sur des données probantes en santé publique. L’une de ces initiatives, lancées en 2006, est le Portail canadien des pratiques exemplaires, une base de données interrogeable en ligne qui contient le détail d’interventions communautaires efficaces visant à promouvoir la santé et à prévenir les maladies chroniques : http://cbpp-pcpe.phac-aspc.gc.ca/fr/. La conception du Portail s’est inscrite dans une initiative fédérale plus globale, qui comprenait la création de l’ASPC elle-même, visant à renforcer les capacités en santé publique au Canada en réaction au SRAS et aux recommandations du Comité consultatif national sur le SRAS et la santé publique. La nécessité d’établir une base de données de qualité élevée contenant des résumés de données probantes récentes sur l’efficacité des interventions auprès de la population et en santé publique avait été plus particulièrement cernée dans un rapport précédent, « Le chemin à parcourir : une consultation pancanadienne sur les priorités en matière de santé publique et des populations ».

  10. Connaissances des médecins généralistes de Mohammedia (Maroc) concernant le dépistage du cancer du sein

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    Zine, Karima; Nani, Samira; Lahmadi, Imad Ait; Maaroufi, Abderrahmane

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Le cancer du sein représente un problème de santé publique majeur au Maroc. C'est le premier cancer chez la femme. L'objectif de ce travail était d'évaluer les connaissances des médecins généralistes (MG) en matière de dépistage du cancer du sein dans la préfecture de Mohammedia Maroc. Méthodes Nous avons mené une étude transversale, descriptive, exhaustive incluant les 97 MG exerçant dans les établissements de soins de santé de base du secteur public et privé de la province de Mohammedia. Résultats Le taux de participation était de 87%. L'âge moyen des MG était de 49,6 ± 8,1. Quatre-vingt pour cent (n=55) des MG ont donné une incidence incorrecte, 77,6% (n=85) ont reconnu l'existence d'un plan national de prévention et de contrôle du cancer (PNPCC) au Maroc, et 67,1 des MG ont rapporté l'existence d'un registre du cancer au Maroc. Le secteur d'activité était associé significativement avec les connaissances des MG sur le PNPCC et sur l'existence d'un guide de détection précoce du cancer du sein avec respectivement (p=0,003 et p=0,001). Une association significative entre l'ancienneté et l'existence d'un guide de détection précoce du cancer du sein et d'un registre du cancer du sein a été retrouvée avec (respectivement p=0,005 et p=0.002). Conclusion À la lumière de ces résultats il faudra renforcer les connaissances et les pratiques des MG par la promotion de la formation initiale et continue sur le dépistage. PMID:27800098

  11. [Needs and expectations of Alzheimer's disease family caregivers].

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    Amieva, H; Rullier, L; Bouisson, J; Dartigues, J-F; Dubois, O; Salamon, R

    2012-06-01

    Family members of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease play a major role in providing daily life care for their relatives. Compared to non-caregivers, they present increased risks of mortality as well as psychological and physical co-morbidity. Altered relationships between caregivers and medical staff and dissatisfaction with the quality of help provided tend to increase the risk of depression and anxiety disorders among caregivers. The present study aimed at exploring the needs and expectations of family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease who request medical assistance for their relatives. The present analysis is an ancillary study of a large multicentric controlled randomized study designed to assess the efficacy of three non-pharmacological treatments in Alzheimer's disease, in which 645 mild-to-moderate Alzheimer patients were enrolled. Needs and expectations of the caregivers were assessed with a French scale of patient expectations for medical consultation, the échelle d'attentes en matière de consultations (EAC), completed by caregivers during the inclusion visit. This scale consists in a self-administered 28-item questionnaire concerning four main needs: learning skills to improve daily life management of their relatives; information regarding the disease; improving caregivers' self-confidence; support to improve communication with their relatives. The ten items for which more than 40% of caregivers reported high or very high expectations referred to two main needs: information regarding the disease (treatment, prognosis…) and learning skills in order to improve daily life management of their relative. The predominance of such needs was observed whatever the relationship between the caregiver and the cared relative but seemed to be more pronounced in female spouses and children of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Needs and expectations of Alzheimer's disease family caregivers involve two major aspects: first, information regarding

  12. Catherine Cesarsky - ESO's Next Director General

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    1999-01-01

    The ESO Council has appointed Dr. Catherine Cesarsky as Director General for a five year period, succeeding Professor Riccardo Giacconi, whose term ends this year. Dr. Cesarsky will take up her duties on September 1, 1999, at the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Germany). Dr. Cesarsky was born in France in 1943. She received a degree in Physical Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires and graduated with a PhD in Astronomy in 1971 from Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass., USA). Afterwards she worked at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH). In 1974, she became a staff member of the Service d'Astrophysique (SAp) , Direction des Sciences de la Matière (DSM), Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA) (France). She headed the theoretical group of the SAp (1978-1985), was Head of SAp (1985-1993) and has been Director of DSM since 1994. The DSM encompasses, at the CEA, activities of basic research in physics, chemistry, astrophysics and earth sciences and comprises about 3000 scientists, engineers, technicians, etc. Dr. Cesarsky is known for her successful research activities in several central areas of modern astrophysics. The first part of her career was devoted to the high-energy domain. This has involved studies of the propagation and composition of galactic cosmic rays, of matter and fields in the diffuse interstellar medium, as well as the acceleration of particles in astrophysical shocks, e.g. in connection with supernovae. She then turned to infrared astronomy. She is the Principal Investigator of the ISOCAM camera onboard the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) of the European Space Agency (ESA) and, as such, she leads the ISOCAM central programme. It studies, in a coordinated way, the infrared emission from a variety of galactic and extragalactic sources and is yielding new and exciting results on star formation and galactic evolution. Dr. Cesarsky received the COSPAR (Committee on Space Research) Space Science Award in 1998. She is a member of many

  13. Treatment referral system for tuberculosis patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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    Islam, S; Hirayama, T; Islam, A; Ishikawa, N; Afsana, K

    2015-12-21

    Objectif : Evaluer le système de référence dans les programmes de DOTS urbains dans la ville de Dhaka, Bangladesh, et sa banlieue et à identifier les opportunités de renforcer ce système.Schéma : Une étude rétrospective de cohorte a interviewé les patients ayant eu un diagnostic de TB et les prestataires de soins des centres de diagnostic et de traitement (DOTS). Les outils de recherche ont inclus des questionnaires structurés pré testés et de registres de référence de patients TB.Résultats : Un total de 4974 patients TB a été référé aux différents centres de traitement. Seulement 1756 (35%) des fiches de référence des homologues ont été retournées. Parmi eux, 250 patients ont été sélectionnés au hasard pour un entretien. Parmi eux, 165 patients sont allés dans les centres DOTS, 69 n'y sont pas allés et 16 n'ont pas pu être retrouvés. On a découvert des variations statistiquement significatives en matière de niveau d'instruction, de lieu de résidence et d'identification du centre DOTS après conseil (P < 0,05). Les personnes ayant un revenu mensuel plus faible (RR = 7,84 ; RR = 5,03), la distance par rapport au centre (RR = 36,21) et prenant leur traitement dans une pharmacie et divers autres lieux ont eu un risque plus élevé (RR = 3 ; RR = 28,48) de prendre un traitement irrégulier.Conclusion : Un bon nombre de patients référés ont été enregistrés et ont mis en route le traitement mais ne sont pas retournés au centre de traitement indiqué. Un conseil adapté et le fait de tenir compte des préférences du patient pendant la référence sont essentiels pour répondre aux contraintes d'accès, pour l'adhésion au traitement et pour un meilleur résultat du traitement.

  14. Historical advances in the study of global terrestrial soil organic carbon sequestration.

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    Feller, C; Bernoux, M

    2008-01-01

    This paper serves two purposes: it provides a summarized scientific history of carbon sequestration in relation to the soil-plant system and gives a commentary on organic wastes and SOC sequestration. The concept of soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration has its roots in: (i) the experimental work of Lundegårdh, particularly his in situ measurements of CO2 fluxes at the soil-plant interface (1924, 1927, 1930); (ii) the first estimates of SOC stocks at the global level made by Waksman [Waksman, S.A., 1938. Humus. Origin, Chemical Composition and Importance in Nature, second ed. revised. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, p. 526] and Rubey [Rubey, W.W., 1951. Geologic history of sea water. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 62, 1111-1148]; (iii) the need for models dealing with soil organic matter (SOM) or SOC dynamics beginning with a conceptual SOM model by De Saussure (1780-1796) followed by the mathematical models of Jenny [Jenny, H., 1941. Factors of Soil Formation: a System of Quantitative Pedology. Dover Publications, New York, p. 288], Hénin and Dupuis [Hénin, S., Dupuis, M., 1945. Essai de bilan de la matière organique. Annales d'Agronomie 15, 17-29] and more recently the RothC [Jenkinson, D.S., Rayner, J.H., 1977. The turnover of soil organic matter in some of the Rothamsted classical experiments. Soil Science 123 (5), 298-305] and Century [Parton, W.J., Schimel, D.S., Cole, C.V., Ojima, D.S., 1987. Analysis of factors controlling soil organic matter levels in great plains grasslands. Soil Science Society of America Journal 51 (5), 1173-1179] models. The establishment of a soil C sequestration balance is not straightforward and depends greatly on the origin and the composition of organic matter that is to be returned to the system. Wastes, which are important sources of organic carbon for soils, are taken as an example. For these organic materials the following factors have to be considered: the presence or absence of fossil C, the potential

  15. 3. Côte D'Ivoire

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    Cisse, M'badiala

    1996-01-01

    Entreprendre une recherche sur la politique et la législation en matière d'éducation des adultes, qui couvre plusieurs secteurs, paraît une gageure pour plusieurs raisons: difficultés dans la constitution de plusieurs équipes de recherche avec plusieurs spécialistes ou personnes ressources, difficultés dans la collecte des données, étendue et complexité des domaines à explorer et des points à prendre en compte dans la rédaction, etc. En dépit de ces difficultés majeures, l'essentiel du travail a été accompli dans le souci de respecter les exigences imposées. A l'analyse, nous constatons que plusieurs partenaires interviennent dans la formation, l'éducation et l'encadrement des adultes, et que dans le secteur public, les structures ne sont pas "logées à la même enseigne": Si la formation professionnelle a bénéficié de conditions réellement favorables pour son expansion et son développement, les autres secteurs, sans avoir été négligés, n'ont pas connu les mêmes faveurs. Ainsi plusieurs lois et mesures importantes ont été votées et prises en vue de la dynamisation de la formation professionnelle, alors que le secteur de l'agriculture, qui est la base de succès du développement du pays et occupe 55% de la population, n'a pas bénéficié d'une véritable politique éducative en faveur des agriculteurs. Il en est de même pour l'alphabétisation. On déplore constamment l'absence de politique élaborée et appliquée à l'échelle nationale. Aucune mesure politique n'a été votée par l'Assemblée nationale, alors que l'alphabétisation devrait constituer le levier du développement de l'éducation des adultes en Côte d'lvoire.

  16. Antibiotic use in a district hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan: are we overprescribing?

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    Bajis, S; Van den Bergh, R; De Bruycker, M; Mahama, G; Van Overloop, C; Satyanarayana, S; Bernardo, R S; Esmati, S; Reid, A J

    2014-12-21

    Contexte : Un hôpital de district à Kaboul, Afghanistan, soutenu par Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).Objectifs : Evaluer les pratiques en matière de prescription d'antibiotiques en consultation externe en été (août 2013) et en hiver (janvier 2014).Schema : Etude transversale basée sur les données hospitalières recueillies en routine et la méthode de dose thérapeutique quotidienne (DDD) de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS).Resultats : L'analyse de 4857 prescriptions (été) et de 4821 prescriptions (hiver) a montré que respectivement 62% et 50% de tous les consultants externes se voyaient prescrire au moins un antibiotique. Les prescriptions non accompagnées d'un diagnostic établi représentaient une proportion importante de l'ensemble des antibiotiques prescrits. En ce qui concerne les infections respiratoires hautes (URTI), les problèmes dentaires, les infections urinaires (UTI) et la diarrhée, on notait une bonne adhésion aux doses recommandées dans les directives standard de traitement de MSF quand on les mesurait en fonction des DDD. Cependant, certains médicaments, ne figurant pas dans les directives, étaient néanmoins prescrits comme par exemple l'amoxicilline et la métronidazole dans les UTI et l'azithromycine dans les URTI.Conclusion : Les taux de prescriptions d'antibiotiques en consultation externe dans un hôpital de district d'Afghanistan étaient très élevés, atteignant le double des recommandations de l'OMS de 30%. Même s'il n'a pas été observé de non adhésion aux doses recommandées, il semble y avoir eu des prescriptions inappropriées pour certaines pathologies. Cette étude suggère que la connaissance des déterminants de la prescription d'antibiotiques en fonction du contexte est une première étape dans la rationalisation des pratiques de prescription dans ce type de situation.

  17. Chiral organic molecules and enantiomeric separation in the ISM and pre-cometary ices

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    Nuevo, Michel; Dartois, Emmanuel; Deboffle, Dominique; D'Hendecourt, Louis; Nahon, Laurent; Blanot, Didier; Auger, Geneviève; Barbier, Bernard; Meierhenrich, Uwe

    The MICMOC -- Matière Interstellaire et Cométaire, Molécules Organiques Complexes, -- i.e. Interstellar and Cometary Matter, Complex Organic Molecules experiment aims at studying the photo- and thermochemical evolution of dirty-ice mantles (H2O, CO, CH4, CH3OH, NH3, etc.), known to be present on interstellar grains observed in molecular clouds around protostars and in comets. The first step of our study is to determine the chemical composition of these ices by comparison of the spectra obtained in laboratory experiments with the spectroscopic data from the European infrared space telescope ISO. This firstly allowed us to identify and to quantify simples molecules such as H2O, CO, CO2 and CH4, as well as to understand the shapes of some infrared features (shifts, band widths, splitting) resulting from molecular complexes interactions within the ice structure. The irradiation of these ices with UV light yields species such as CO2, H2CO, NH4+ and OCN-. A part of them have been already identified in astrophysical sources. If we keep on irradiating, more complex molecules are formed. The heating of the sample to room temperature leads to the formation of a residue which can be analyzed by chemaical techniques (GC-MS and HPLC). We thus detected molecules such as glycine, alanine or valine, which are amino acids known to play a role in prebiotic chemistry. The extension of this experiment, Chiral MICMOC, aims at repeting the MICMOC experiment using the synchrotron circularly polarized radiation of the SU5 line in LURE. The purpose is to reveal and study the apparition of an enantiomeric excess for one or two of those amino acids, and then link these results to the excess observed in the organic matter of some primitive meteorites. Preliminary results have shown the validity of our approach with the production of minute amounts of amino acids. Enantiomeric separation has not yet been possible on these too small quantities. Another series of experiments is planned for

  18. Oncology Rehabilitation Provision and Practice Patterns across Canada.

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    Canestraro, Alyssa; Nakhle, Anthony; Stack, Malissa; Strong, Kelly; Wright, Ashley; Beauchamp, Marla; Berg, Katherine; Brooks, Dina

    2013-01-01

    Objectif : La réadaptation est de plus en plus reconnue comme une intervention thérapeutique importante pour les personnes aux prises avec un cancer. Le principal objectif de cette étude était d'analyser les modèles de pratique actuels pour la prestation de réadaptation en oncologie au Canada. Méthode : Une enquête descriptive transversale a été réalisée en ligne auprès d'établissements canadiens offrant des traitements contre le cancer ou répertoriés comme établissant des services de réadaptation aux personnes souffrant de cancer, au cours ou après leur traitement (centres d'oncologie, hôpitaux de réadaptation, centres de santé communautaires et cliniques privées). Résultats : Des 116 établissements contactés, 62 ont rempli le questionnaire et de ce nombre, 20 ont dit être dotés d'un programme de réadaptation en oncologie. La majorité des répondants ont dit ne pas répondre entièrement aux besoins de leur clientèle en matière de réadaptation. Les programmes de réadaptation y sont offerts par des équipes multidisciplinaires qui comportent un physiothérapeute dans la majorité des cas. Le financement et la disponibilité des ressources ont été déterminés comme étant les principaux obstacles au développement de réels programmes de réadaptation en oncologie. Conclusions : Les programmes officiels de réadaptation en oncologie semblent rares, malgré un nombre croissant de preuves que ce type d'intervention offre des avantages tangibles dans le cadre du continuum de survie au cancer.

  19. Does task shifting in tuberculosis microscopy services to non-certified technicians in Afghanistan affect quality?

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    Mohammad, D; Enarson, D A; Khalid, S M; Taufique, R; Habibullah, H

    2014-03-21

    Contexte : Centres d'examens microscopiques de la tuberculose dans 30 provinces d'Afghanistan.Objectif : Comparer la qualité des examens de frottis de crachats entre les centres où les microscopistes sont des techniciens de laboratoire diplômés et ceux où ils ne le sont pas (titulaires du bac).Schéma : Etude transversale des registres des examens microscopiques des lames de frottis de crachats examinés par les techniciens et vérifiés par des examinateurs formés à l'assurance de qualité externe de routine entre juillet et septembre 2009.Résultats : Sur 129 techniciens non diplômés, 118 (91%) étaient affectés dans des centres de santé ruraux comparés à 217 (84%) sur 257 techniciens diplômés. Sur 386 centres de microscopie, 7313 lames ont été vérifiées. Sur 257 centres de microscopie pourvus de techniciens diplômés, 42 (16%) avaient au moins une lame comportant une erreur grave contre 23 (18%) dans 129 centres de microscopie pourvus de techniciens non diplômés – la différence n'était pas significative (OR 1,11 ; IC95% 0,64–1,94). Le nombre de lames comportant des erreurs graves était également similaire parmi les centres pourvus des deux types de techniciens.Conclusion : Cette étude confirme le déploiement de techniciens en microscopie non diplômés dans les centres de santé périphériques à travers tout le pays et montre que leur performance en matière d'examens de frottis de crachats est similaire à celle des techniciens diplômés après 3 années de formation.

  20. PILOT STUDY: An international comparison of mass fraction purity assignment of theophylline: CCQM Pilot Study CCQM-P20.e (Theophylline)

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    Westwood, S.; Josephs, R.; Daireaux, A.; Wielgosz, R.; Davies, S.; Kang, M.; Ting, H.; Phillip, R.; Malz, F.; Shimizu, Y.; Frias, E.; Pérez, M.; Apps, P.; Fernandes-Whaley, M.; DeVos, B.; Wiangnon, K.; Ruangrittinon, N.; Wood, S.; Duewer, D.; Schantz, M.; Bedner, M.; Hancock, D.; Esker, J.

    2009-01-01

    Under the auspices of the Organic Analysis Working Group (OAWG) of the Comité Consultatif pour la Quantité de Matière (CCQM) a laboratory comparison, CCQM-P20.e, was coordinated by the Bureau International de Poids et Mesures (BIPM) in 2006/2007. Nine national measurement institutes, two expert laboratories and the BIPM participated in the comparison. Participants were required to assign the mass fraction of theophylline present as the main component in two separate study samples (CCQM-P20.e.1 and CCQM-P20.e.2). CCQM-P20.e.1 consisted of a high-purity theophylline material obtained from a commercial supplier. CCQM-P20.e.2 consisted of theophylline to which known amounts of the related structure compounds theobromine and caffeine were added in a homogenous, gravimetrically controlled fashion. For the CCQM-P20.e.2 sample it was possible to estimate gravimetric reference values both for the main component and for the two spiked impurities. In addition to assigning the mass fraction content of theophylline for both materials, participants were requested but not obliged to provide mass fraction estimates for the minor components they identified in each sample. The results reported by the study participants for the mass fraction content of theophylline in both materials showed good levels of agreement both with each other and with the gravimetric reference value assigned to the CCQM-P20.e.2 material. There was also satisfactory agreement overall, albeit at higher levels of uncertainty, in the quantification data reported for the minor components present in both samples. In the few cases where a significant deviation was observed from the consensus values reported by the comparison participants or gravimetric reference values where these where available, they appeared to arise from the use of non-optimal chromatographic separation conditions. The results demonstrate the feasibility for laboratories to assign mass fraction content with associated absolute expanded