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  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Saghafian, Bahram; Golian, Saeed; Ghasemi, Alireza;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Flood frequency approaches vary from statistical methods, directly applied on the observed annual maximum flood series, to adopting rainfall–runoff simulation models that transform design rainfalls to flood discharges. Reliance on statistical flood frequency analysis de...

  • Publication . Conference object . Article . 2007
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    J. F. Escuret; R. L. Elder;
    Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

    This paper deals with a theoretical study of the active control of purely axial 1D instabilities in multi-stage axial-flow compressors. The paper briefly considers the development of a suitable surge model and continues with the derivation of a controller using linear o...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Romain Vauchy; Pauline Fouquet-Métivier; Philippe Martin; Christophe Maillard; Isabelle Solinhac; Christine Guéneau; Caroline Léorier;
    Publisher: International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)

    A new sample stage for characterizing radioactive materials by X-ray powder diffraction was developed at the ATALANTE facility (CEA Marcoule, France) using a conventional (non-nuclearized) Bruker D8 goniometer mounted in Bragg–Brentano geometry. The setup consists of a ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Du, Wenjuan; Bi, Jingtian; Wang, Haifeng;
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    This paper investigates the damping degradation of power system low-frequency electromechanical oscillations caused by the open-loop modal resonance. The investigation is based on a closed-loop interconnected model of a multimachine power system, wherein, the electromec...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Mohanty, P.; Samanta, M.;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This paper describes the soil layering effects on response of the stone column and stone column improved ground through a series of small scale laboratory tests and numerical analyses. Two types of layering systems, i.e. soft clay overlying stiff clay and vice versa are...

  • Authors: 
    Chad Cherington; Mark D. Tyson; Erik P. Castle; Thai H. Ho;
    Publisher: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

    624 Background: The risk of intravenous contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is not well described in post-nephrectomy or metastatic kidney cancer. Patients with nephrectomies and tumors of the kidney frequently have CKD and often require serial contrast imaging placing...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Andrew M. Knight;
    Publisher: Wiley

    B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) recognition and acquisition of antigen by B cells is the essential first step in the generation of effective antibody responses. As B-cell-mediated antigen presentation is also believed to play a significant role in the activation of CD4+ T...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Guang Lian Wen;
    Publisher: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

    Based on the geothermal resources condition and the situation of original heating system in Bohai oil base, this paper presents the application analysis of heating mode of geothermal direct supply combined with water source heat pump from the aspects of energy saving, e...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Agnes S. eChan; Agnes S. eChan; Agnes S. eChan; Sophia L eSze; Sophia L eSze; Jean eWoo; Ruby H eYu;
    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    This study aims to explore the potential benefits of a Chinese Chan-based lifestyle intervention on enhancing memory in older people with lower memory function. Forty-four aged 60 to 83 adults with various level of memory ability participated in the study. Their memorie...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Chika Kawashima; Yasushi Matsuzawa; Eiichi Akiyama; Masaaki Konishi; Hiroyuki Suzuki; Katsutaka Hashiba; Toshiaki Ebina; Masami Kosuge; Kiyoshi Hibi; Kengo Tsukahara; +6 more
    Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)

    Background The biphasic inflammation after ST ‐segment elevation myocardial infarction ( STEMI ) plays an important role in myocardial healing and progression of systemic atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of fever during the first...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    S. Rennie; K. Goergen; K. Goergen; C. Wohner; C. Wohner; S. Apweiler; J. Peterseil; J. Watkins;
    Publisher: Copernicus Publications
    Countries: United Kingdom, Germany
    Project: EC | eLTER (654359)

    eLTER was a Horizon 2020 project with the aim of advancing the development of long-term ecosystem research infrastructure in Europe. This paper describes how eLTER Information System infrastructure has been expanded by a climate service data product providing access to ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Maiti, Soumitra; Patro, Sunita; Pal, Amita; Dey, Nrisingha;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    In the present study, the upstream regulatory region of CYR1, a CC-NBS-LRR type candidate disease resistance gene of Vigna mungo has been characterized. PLACE and PlantCARE search revealed presence of some biotic and abiotic stress responsive cis-elements namely, wound/...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Weili Liu; Linlin Xiao; Chen Dong; Mingyuan He; Yan Pan; Yuexia Xie; Wenzhi Tu; Jiamei Fu; Chunlin Shao;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Since the wide usage of ionizing radiation, the cancer risk of low dose radiation (LDR) (<0.1 Gy) has become attractive for a long time. However, most results are derived from epidemiologic studies on atomic-bomb survivors and nuclear accidents surrounding population, a...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Michal Douša; Luděk Meca; Petr Gibala; Josef Jirman; Marcela Tkadlecova; Jan Srbek; Jana Salandova; Eva Kovalčíková; Jiří Břicháč;
    Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

    Unknown impurities were identified in ibuprofen (IBU) soft gelatin capsules (SGCs) during long-term stability testing by a UHPLC method with UV detection and its chemical formula was determined using high resolution/accurate mass (HRAM) LC-MS. Reference standards of the...

  • Authors: 
    B. Mamatha; P. Sarah;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited

    Ceramic samples of composition Sr(Bi4-xLax)(Ti3.975Zr0.025)O15 (x = 0.025, 0.05 ,0.075 and 0.1) is prepared by solid-state method. It is characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron micrograph (SEM) and energy dispersive spectra (EDS). From XRD and SEM an...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Dennis B. Beringer;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    Previous studies suggested that initial-contact error rates were higher for touch input devices (resistive and infrared) than for various hardware keys. A follow-up study was conducted to evaluate the effects of chemical/biological/radiation (CBR) protective gloves on ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Seedahmed S. Mahmoud; Akshay Kumar; Li Youcun; Tang Yiting; Qiang Fang;
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Speech assessment is an essential part of the rehabilitation procedure for patients with aphasia (PWA). It is a comprehensive and time-consuming process that aims to discriminate between healthy individuals and aphasic patients, determine the type of aphasia syndrome, a...

  • Authors: 
    Z. Laura Tabatabai; Manon Auger; Daniel F.I. Kurtycz; Rodolfo Laucirica; Rhona J. Souers; Ritu Nayar; Walid E. Khalbuss; Ann T. Moriarty; Mostafa Fraig;
    Publisher: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Context.— Pulmonary bronchial brushing specimens can be processed by liquid-based or conventional methods. The ability to accurately diagnose a pulmonary malignancy with a liquid-based preparation (LBP) versus a conventional preparation may differ. Objective.— To compar...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Amaeshi, K.; Adegbite, E.; Ogbechie, C.; Idemudia,U.; Seny-Kan, A. K.; Issa, M.; Anakwue,O. I. J.;
    Country: United Kingdom

    The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) amongst Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is often characterised in the literature...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Hina Singh; Chang Shik Yin;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Phylogenetic and taxonomic characterization was performed for bacterium, designated strain THG-DN5.4(T), isolated from the rhizosphere of poppy plant collected from Gyeryongsan, Republic of Korea. Strain THG-DN5.4(T) consists of Gram-stain-positive, aerobic, non-motile ...

  • Authors: 
    Yang Dan;
    Publisher: IEEE

    Modern information technology has become an indispensable tools for the knowledge work. The optimization and standardization of work process from the industrial era to the post-industrial society are realized by the major means of information technology. The rapid devel...

  • Publication . Conference object . 2014
    Authors: 
    Koichi Miyachi;
    Publisher: IEEE

    We developed new photo-alignment technology for large size LCD-TV panels and have successfully adopted it at the Gen 10 and Gen 8 factories. We named our technology “UltraViolet induced multi-domain Vertical Alignment (UV 2 A).” This technology drastically improves tran...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Shaoqi Han; Anping Huang; Tiancheng Ouyang; Duokui Yan;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract We apply our variational method to search for new periodic orbits in the planar equal-mass five-body problem. Three types of configurations are considered: all masses on a line, three masses on a line with the other two masses symmetrically locating on its two ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Reza Kamali; Seyed Alireza Shekoohi; A. R. Binesh;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Abstract In this study, a computer code is developed to numerically investigate a magnetic bead micromixer under different conditions. The micromixer consists of a microchannel and numerous micro magnetic particles which enter the micromixer by fluid flows and are actua...

  • Publication . Conference object . Article . 2016
    Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Sidney Amani; Alex Hixon; Zilin Chen; Christine Rizkallah; Peter Chubb; Liam O'Connor; Joel Beeren; Yutaka Nagashima; Japheth Lim; Thomas Sewell; +5 more
    Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

    We present an approach to writing and formally verifying high-assurance file-system code in a restricted language called Cogent, supported by a certifying compiler that produces C code, high-level specification of Cogent, and translation correctness proofs. The language...

  • Authors: 
    Meng Ru Wu; Chien Jang Wu; Shoou-Jinn Chang;
    Publisher: The Optical Society

    In this study, we theoretically investigate the near-infrared (NIR) photonic band structure (PBS) in a one-dimensional semiconductor metamaterial (MM) photonic crystal (PC). The considered PC is (AB)N, where N is the stack number, A is a dielectric, and B is a semicondu...

  • Authors: 
    Huber, Christopher J.; Egger, Samuel M.; Spector, Ivan C.; Juelfs, Adam R.; Haynes, Christy L.; Massari, Aaron M.;
    Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)

    Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2D-IR) was used to investigate the sensitivity of a vibrational mode to spectral diffusion on the nanometer length scale. A confined volume within a porous silica nanoparticle was used as the model system. Utilizing a novel graftin...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Dina Fathalla; A. Abdel-Mageed; F. Abdel-Hamid; Marya Ahmed;
    Publisher: Graphyonline Publications PVT, Ltd.

    Background: Niosomes are non-ionic stable vesicular system, which can accommodate both hydrophobic and hydrophilic drugs. The aim of the present study was to prepare and characterize niosomal gel formulations for sustained delivery of aceclofenac. Aceclofenac is the mos...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Burhan Zamir; Rashid Ali;
    Publisher: Korean Physical Society

    The characteristics of nonlinear transverse electric surface waves are analyzed in a plasma medium bounded by Kerr-type double-negative metamaterials. In this connection, the electric and the magnetic field components, the dispersion relation, and the power flow in the ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    V. Chakin; R. Rolli; A. Moeslang; P. Kurinskiy;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract Beryllium, Be5Ti, and Be7Ti as pellet specimens have been irradiated at the HFR, Petten, the Netherlands at temperatures of 684–959 K up to 301 appm tritium and 3060 appm helium productions. For beryllium, under thermal desorption tests only one major peak was ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Narinc, D.; Uckardes, F.; Aslan, E.;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited

    This review covers the egg production models used in poultry. Similarities and discrepancies among the models are illustrated using a real data obtained from a layer breeder flock. Egg laying in poultry begins at sexual maturity and quickly reaches peak production, and ...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Sergey Bibikov; Mariia Kalinkina; Aleksandr J. Kuznetsov; Anna Pevneva; O. I. Pirozhnikova; V. L. Tkalich;
    Publisher: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

    In this work, data on the development of such an important section of Electrical Engineering as “Electrical conductors and methods for their manufacture” are gathered together. The information collected will allow you to compare different materials suitable for the manu...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Xiao Ya Guo; Li Zhang; Si Tao Shu; Jin Yu Hao;
    Publisher: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

    A systematic hydrothermal pretreatment of corncob has been conducted with an aim to trace the content and property of lignin during the pretreatment process. The result showed that the lowest content of lignin was obtained under the following condition: water-solid rati...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Maria Lokshin; Joseph LeSauter; Rae Silver;

    The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is the locus of the master circadian clock, setting the daily rhythms in physiology and behavior and synchronizing these responses to the local environment. The most important of these phase-setting cues derive from the light-dark cycl...

  • Publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Vorländer, Michael; Schröder, Dirk; Pelzer, Sönke; Wefers, Frank;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited
    Country: Switzerland

    Over the last decades, powerful prediction models have been developed in architectural acoustics, which are used for the calculation of sound propagation in indoor and/or outdoor scenarios. Sound insulation is predicted rather precisely by using direct and flanking tran...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Kahtan S. Mohammed; Hasan I. Dawood; M. Darus Daud;
    Publisher: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

    In this study, alumina powder of two particle sizes, 1.0 and 3.0 μm were dispersed into the surface layer of pure commercial aluminum sheets by Friction Stir Processing technique (FSP) to produce a composite surface layer of Al/Al2O3. The processing parameters such as t...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Andrzej Z. Kotarba;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract The spatial resolution of remote sensing instruments installed onboard satellites is one of the key factors for accurate estimations of cloud amount. In general terms, the larger the instantaneous field of view (IFOV), the greater the overestimation of cloud am...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Rudys Rodolfo De Jesus Tavarez; Calixto Am; Maia Filho Em; Matheus Coelho Bandeca; Leily Macedo Firoozmand; Gomes Mg; Adriana Santos Malheiros;
    Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing

    ABSTRACT Front tooth extraction typically results in significant loss of hard and soft tissue volume, both in the vestibular-lingual and mesiodistal directions. As these changes can compromise the esthetic results of prosthetic rehabilitation, extraction techniques that...

  • Authors: 
    Aakash Ahmad; Muhammad Ali Babar;
    Publisher: ACM Press

    With the widespread adoption of cloud computing, an increasing number of organizations view it as an important business strategy to evolve their legacy applications to cloud-enabled infrastructures. We present a framework, named Legacy-to-Cloud Migration Horseshoe, for ...

  • Authors: 
    William Barillas;
    Publisher: Informa UK Limited

    Since the publication in 1950 of Kenneth Burke's essay “The Vegetal Radicalism of Theodore Roethke,” psychological and biographical approaches have underlain critical responses to Roethke's poetry....

  • Authors: 
    Guang Ye; Baihai Zhang; Longfei Wen; Senchun Chai; Lingguo Cui; Jun Li;
    Publisher: IEEE

    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have gained worldwide attentions in recent years. Since WSNs can be conveniently deployed to monitor a given field of interest, they have been considered as a great long-term economic potential for military, environmental, and scientific ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Chou, Sin Chan; Lyra, André; Mourão, Caroline; Dereczynski, Claudine; Pilotto, Isabel; Gomes, Jorge; Bustamante, Josiane; Tavares, Priscila; Silva, Adan; Rodrigues, Daniela; +6 more
    Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc.

    To provide long-term simulations of climate change at higher resolution, Regional Climate Models (RCMs) are nested in global climate models (GCMs). The objective of this work is to evaluate the Eta RCM simulations driven by three global models, the HadGEM2-ES, BESM, and...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    Chen Chen; Ben-Xun Su; Ibrahim Uysal; Erdi Avcı; Peng-Fei Zhang; Yan Xiao; Yongsheng He;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Abstract The first data set of high-precision Fe isotopic compositions of olivine, orthopyroxene and chromite from harzburgites, dunites and chromitites from the Kizildag ophiolite, southern Turkey is reported here. The Fe isotopic compositions of the minerals are varia...

  • Publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014
    Open Access
    Authors: 
    Guler, Mehmet Oguz; Cetinkaya, Tugrul; Tocoglu, Ubeyd; Akbulut, Hatem;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    Carbon nanotube thin sheets - buckypapers - were prepared from multi-walled carbon nanotubes oxidized with different oxidizing agents. ZnO thin films were then coated onto buckypapers via thermal evaporation techniques followed by an in situ plasma oxidation. SEM imagin...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Martinez, Megan A; Baack, Eric J; Hovick, Stephen M; Whitney, Kenneth D;
    Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

    Background and aims Genome size is hypothesized to affect invasiveness in plants. Key evidence comes from a previous study of invasive eastern North American populations of the grass Phalaris arundinacea: invasive genotypes with smaller genomes had higher growth rates, ...

  • Open Access
    Authors: 
    Christopher J. Topping; Lars Dalby; Flemming Skov;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    There is a gradual change towards explicitly considering landscapes in regulatory risk assessment. To realise the objective of developing representative scenarios for risk assessment it is necessary to know how detailed a landscape representation is needed to generate a...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Leandro Meléndez; Paola Laiolo; Sergey Mironov; Monica Garcia; Oscar Magaña; Roger Jovani;
    Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    Country: Spain

    Gradients of environmental stress may affect biotic interactions in unpredictable ways responding to climate variation, depending on the abiotic stress tolerance of interacting partners. Here, we study the effect of local climate on the intensity of feather mites in six...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Saputra, Eko; Anwar, Iwan Budiwan; Ismail, Rifky; Jamari, J.; Der Heide, Emile van;
    Country: Netherlands

    A numerical simulation model for observing the artificial hip joint movement with respect to the range of motion during human activities is presented in this paper. There were two human activities discussed, i.e. Western-style and Japanese-style. Previous investigation ...

  • Open Access English
    Authors: 
    Ehsan Mohammadi; Casey O. Ligon; Ada Silos-Santiago; Pei Ge; Caroline Kurtz; Carolyn Higgins; Gerhard Hannig; Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld;
    Publisher: The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

    Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is poorly understood; however, there is a female predominance and comorbidity with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here we test the hypothesis that linaclotide, a guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonist approved for the treatment of IBS with const...

  • Closed Access
    Authors: 
    M. D'Orazio;
    Publisher: SAGE Publications

    A Raman multichannel system is described which is feasible for the on-line identification of fractions separated by gas chromatographic columns. In Raman multichannel systems, the sensor, i.e., the laser focus, is small enough and the possible recording times are short...