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  1. Exposición al plomo y su relación con el tiempo requerido para embarazo

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    Guerra-Tamayo Juan Luis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar los efectos de la exposición al plomo relacionados con el tiempo requerido para embarazo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 1997 y 2001 se realizó un estudio en 142 mujeres residentes en la Ciudad de México, participantes en un estudio de cohorte para evaluar diversos efectos del plomo sobre la salud reproductiva. Se realizaron mediciones de plomo en sangre y en hueso a cada una de las participantes en el momento de ingresar al estudio, y se obtuvo información relativa a la exposición y otras variables de interés a través de un cuestionario. A cada una de las participantes se les siguió hasta el momento en que se embarazaron, o bien, hasta el tiempo de término del estudio, con el propósito de determinar la asociación entre la exposición al plomo y el tiempo requerido para quedar embarazada. El análisis estadístico se llevó a cabo utilizando curvas de Kaplan-Meier y modelos de riesgos proporcionales de Cox. RESULTADOS: Del total de mujeres que iniciaron el estudio se embarazaron 42, de las cuales 34 lo lograron antes del primer año de seguimiento y ocho posteriormente. Las medias de las concentraciones de plomo en sangre fueron de 9.3 µg/dl; en rótula y tibia fueron de 16.0 y 11.0 µg Pb/g de hueso mineral, respectivamente. No se detectaron diferencias en los niveles de plomo en sangre respecto al tiempo que durante el estudio requirió la mujer para embarazarse en el primer año; no obstante, se encontró que en las mujeres con plomo en sangre por encima de 10 µg/dl el riesgo de no embarazo fue cinco veces mayor [IC 95% (1.9-19.1] después de un año de seguimiento, comparado con aquellas mujeres con plomo en sangre por debajo de 10 µg/dl. CONCLUSIONES: La exposición a concentraciones altas de plomo puede ser un factor de riesgo importante en el tiempo requerido para que una mujer quede embarazada, principalmente en aquellas que siendo fértiles tienen periodos mayores de un año buscando un embarazo.

  2. Exposición al plomo y su relación con el tiempo requerido para embarazo Lead exposure and time to pregnancy

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    Juan Luis Guerra-Tamayo

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar los efectos de la exposición al plomo relacionados con el tiempo requerido para embarazo. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Entre 1997 y 2001 se realizó un estudio en 142 mujeres residentes en la Ciudad de México, participantes en un estudio de cohorte para evaluar diversos efectos del plomo sobre la salud reproductiva. Se realizaron mediciones de plomo en sangre y en hueso a cada una de las participantes en el momento de ingresar al estudio, y se obtuvo información relativa a la exposición y otras variables de interés a través de un cuestionario. A cada una de las participantes se les siguió hasta el momento en que se embarazaron, o bien, hasta el tiempo de término del estudio, con el propósito de determinar la asociación entre la exposición al plomo y el tiempo requerido para quedar embarazada. El análisis estadístico se llevó a cabo utilizando curvas de Kaplan-Meier y modelos de riesgos proporcionales de Cox. RESULTADOS: Del total de mujeres que iniciaron el estudio se embarazaron 42, de las cuales 34 lo lograron antes del primer año de seguimiento y ocho posteriormente. Las medias de las concentraciones de plomo en sangre fueron de 9.3 µg/dl; en rótula y tibia fueron de 16.0 y 11.0 µg Pb/g de hueso mineral, respectivamente. No se detectaron diferencias en los niveles de plomo en sangre respecto al tiempo que durante el estudio requirió la mujer para embarazarse en el primer año; no obstante, se encontró que en las mujeres con plomo en sangre por encima de 10 µg/dl el riesgo de no embarazo fue cinco veces mayor [IC 95% (1.9-19.1] después de un año de seguimiento, comparado con aquellas mujeres con plomo en sangre por debajo de 10 µg/dl. CONCLUSIONES: La exposición a concentraciones altas de plomo puede ser un factor de riesgo importante en el tiempo requerido para que una mujer quede embarazada, principalmente en aquellas que siendo fértiles tienen periodos mayores de un año buscando un embarazo

  3. Exposición infantil al plomo en sitios contaminados Children exposure to lead in contaminated sites

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    Rogelio Flores-Ramírez

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar el grado de la exposición infantil al plomo en diversos tipos de sitios contaminados. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se realizó de junio 2008 a diciembre 2009 en cuatro sitios de México: metalúrgica de Ávalos, Chihuahua.; metalúrgica de Morales, San Luis Potosí (SLP; zona alfarera en La Trinidad, Tlaxcala, y sitio minero en Cedral, SLP. Se cuantificó plomo en polvo y se realizó un biomonitoreo humano en niños de la comunidad. RESULTADOS: Los valores obtenidos de plomo en polvo exterior superaron el límite establecido de 400 mg/kg para suelos residenciales en un intervalo de valores para los cuatro sitios de 62 a 5 187 mg/kg. En cuanto al monitoreo biológico, todas las poblaciones presentaron valores extremos, desde los 22 µg/dL en Cedral, 31 µg/dL en Morales, y 32 µg/dL en Ávalos, hasta los 52 µg/dL en La Trinidad. Es importante señalar que encontramos una correlación positiva y significativa entre los valores de plomo en polvo y plomo en sangre en todos los sitios de estudio (pOBJECTIVE: To assess the exposure to lead in children living in various types of contaminated sites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted from June 2008 to December 2009 at four sites in Mexico: Avalos metallurgical, Chihuahua; Morales metallurgical, San Luis Potosí (SLP; Trinidad pottery area, Tlaxcala and Cedral mine site, SLP. These sites contain different sources of lead. The metal levels were quantified in outdoor dust and in peripheral blood of children. RESULTS: Lead dust concentrations exceed the National Guidelines for residential soils (400 mg/kg in a range of values for the four sites from 62 to 5 187 mg/kg. Regarding biological monitoring, the studied children showed maximum lead blood levels of 22 µg/dL in Cedral, 31 µg/dL in Morales, 32 µg/dL in Avalos, and 52 µg/dL in Trinidad. It is important to mention that in all the studied sites, a significative positive correlation was found between blood lead

  4. Contribución al estudio de la evolución y fuentes del plomo en la atmósfera del núcleo urbano de Oviedo

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    Fernández García, Bernardo

    1981-01-01

    Se han determinado por a.a. las concentraciones atmosféricas de plomo en el núcleo urbano de Oviedo. A partir de las relaciones encontradas entre dichas concentraciones y las correspondientes de los iones+ se ha calculado la intensidad media anual de la fuente de plomo utilizando un modelo de difusión. Así mismo, se ha procedido a realizar el balance del plomo emitido a la atmósfera de la ciudad de Oviedo por el tráfico de automóvil, estimándose dicho valor en unos 140 Kg. de plomo al día. ...

  5. Experiencias de la instauración de normas relativas al contenido de plomo en aire y el agua, en los Estados Unidos de América

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    Davis J Michael

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En los Estados Unidos de América se ha logrado una disminución de la exposición a plomo de la población en general, gracias al establecimiento de diversas normas. En este artículo se destaca parte de los conocimientos adquiridos a través de la experiencia obtenida en este país en materia de plomo, en particular respecto al aire y al agua. Uno de los aspectos fundamentales es la posibilidad de contar con una base científica sólidamente establecida y claramente entendida, a partir de la cual se tomarán las medidas correspondientes. Los efectos secundarios de ciertas normas concernientes al aire ponen de manifiesto de qué manera los esfuerzos orientados a solucionar un problema pueden aportar beneficios en otras áreas, si bien pueden surgir consecuencias no deseadas, debido a la falta de previsión y de evaluación. Asimismo, en este documento se discuten las diferencias entre los enfoques centralizados y los descentralizados para el manejo de la exposición a plomo.

  6. Eliminación del plomo por curado casero

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    Torres-Sánchez Luisa; López-Carrillo Lizbeth; Ríos Camilo

    1999-01-01

    Objetivo. Evaluar el curado ácido como medida preventiva para reducir el contenido de plomo en vasijas de barro vidriadas. Material y métodos. En 27 vasijas de barro procedentes de cuatro estados de México se determinó, mediante espectrofotometría de absorción atómica, el nivel de plomo residual, después de cuatro lavados con ácido acético al 3%. Resultados. El contenido de plomo en el ácido acético utilizado para lavar las vasijas disminuyó proporcionalmente con el número de lavados, aunque ...

  7. PLOMO Associate Team Final Report

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    Bergel, Alexandre; Ducasse, Stéphane; Denker, Marcus; Fabry, Johan

    2013-01-01

    The goal of Plomo is to develop new meta tools to improve and bring synergy in the existing infrastructure of Pharo1 (for software development) and the Moose software analysis platform2 (for maintenance). PLOMO will (i) enhance the Opal open compiler infrastructure to support plugin definition, (ii) offer an infrastructure for change and event tracking as well as models to compose and manipulate them, (iii) work on a layered library of algorithms for the Mondrian visualization engine of Moose...

  8. El plomo como contaminante alimentario

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    C. Rubio

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El plomo es un metal pesado caracterizado por ocasionar efectos tóxicos sobre el tracto gastrointestinal, sobre el sistema renal y sobre el SNC y periférico, así como interferencias con sistemas enzimáticos implicados en la síntesis del grupo hemo. A pesar de que en los últimos diez años, los contenidos de plomo de los productos alimenticios se han reducido sensiblemente gracias a los esfuerzos realizados para reducir la emisión de plomo en su origen y por los progresos en la garantía de calidad de los análisis químicos, la dieta sigue siendo una fuente importante de exposición de plomo. Es por ello que, el objetivo a largo plazo de las autoridades sanitarias es el de continuar reduciendo los contenidos medios de plomo en los productos alimenticios con el fin de que las ingestas medias dietéticas de Pb de las poblaciones cumplan con la PTWI (Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake de 25 µg Pb/Kg/semana establecida por el Comité Mixto FAO/OMS

  9. DISTRIBUCIÓN DE BIOMASA Y ACUMULACIÓN DE PLOMO EN CALABACITA (Cucurbita pepo L.) CULTIVADA EN SUELO CONTAMINADO

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    Floriberto Solis-Mendoza; Jaime Sahagún-Castellanos; Clemente Villanueva-Verduzco; María Teresa Colinas-León; María del Rosario García-Mateos

    2012-01-01

    Se estudió el efecto del suelo contaminado con plomo en el híbrido experimental de calabacita (Cucurbita pepo L.) denominado 'Termo'. Se cultivó calabacita en bolsas negras de polietileno, a cielo abierto. Se evaluaron las variables distribución de la producción de biomasa, altura de planta, contenido de clorofila y acumulación de plomo en raíz, tallo, hoja, flor y fruto. Los tratamientos fueron 0, 65, 300 y 1000 ppm de plomo aplicado al suelo a través de Pb(NO3)2. Se utilizó un diseño experi...

  10. Experiencias de la instauración de normas relativas al contenido de plomo en aire y el agua, en los Estados Unidos de América Establishing lead in air and water standards in the United States of America

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    J Michael Davis

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En los Estados Unidos de América se ha logrado una disminución de la exposición a plomo de la población en general, gracias al establecimiento de diversas normas. En este artículo se destaca parte de los conocimientos adquiridos a través de la experiencia obtenida en este país en materia de plomo, en particular respecto al aire y al agua. Uno de los aspectos fundamentales es la posibilidad de contar con una base científica sólidamente establecida y claramente entendida, a partir de la cual se tomarán las medidas correspondientes. Los efectos secundarios de ciertas normas concernientes al aire ponen de manifiesto de qué manera los esfuerzos orientados a solucionar un problema pueden aportar beneficios en otras áreas, si bien pueden surgir consecuencias no deseadas, debido a la falta de previsión y de evaluación. Asimismo, en este documento se discuten las diferencias entre los enfoques centralizados y los descentralizados para el manejo de la exposición a plomo.Lead regulations and standards have resulted in a lower exposure to lead in the general population of the United States of America. This paper highlights some of the know-how developed through lead-containing experiences, particularly regarding lead content in air and water. The availability of a solid and clear scientific knowledge is central to the success of these policies. Collateral effects of some air-related standards show the extent to which problem-oriented efforts may be beneficial in other areas, inasmuch as they may have untoward consequences if careful planning and evaluation are not considered. Finally, this paper presents a discussion of the differences between centralized and decentralized approaches to lead exposure control.

  11. Neurotoxicidad de los metales pesados: plomo, mercurio, aluminio

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    Tostado Martín, Elena

    2014-01-01

    Este trabajo muestra las consecuencias para la salud en la población que sufre una exposición aguda o crónica a metales pesados. Más concretamente, se centra en la afectación del sistema nervioso central y su desarrollo tras la exposición al plomo, el mercurio y el aluminio. Esta revisión comienza con una breve introducción en la que se explica detalladamente las propiedades de cada metal pesado enunciado anteriormente, seguido de un breve repaso epidemiológico acerca de los pa...

  12. Evaluación de plomo en sangre de trabajadores de industrias de baterías

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    John J. Valbuena P.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó el nivel de plomo y de protoporfirina de zinc en la sangre de trabajadores de tres pequeñas industrias dereciclaje y fabricación de baterías, ubicadas en Bogotá, Colombia, con el fin de establecer la existencia de riesgo ocupacional por la exposición a este elemento. También se realizó esta evaluación en personas no expuestas ocupacionalmente al plomo, para contribuir con el establecimiento de los valores base de plomo en la población colombiana no expuesta. Las muestras de sangre venosa fueron recolectadas en tubos de vidrio, libres de metales, con heparina. Se analizó el contenido de plomo por absorción atómica con horno de grafito y la protoporfirina de zinc por fluorescencia. be acuerdo con la legislación colombiana,los resultados indican que alrededor de un 31 % de los trabajadores de esestas industrias se encuentran en nivel deexposición peligrosa y de intoxicación; sin embargo, cuando los resultados se comparan con el valor de 30 ug Pb/dL desangre establecido por la American Conference Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH, el 91% de estos trabajadoressupera ese nivel, que es el valor de referencia adoptado por muchos países para la evaluación de riesgo ocupacionalpor exposición a plomo.

  13. Toxicidad y bioacumulación del plomo en Macrobrachium americanum

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    Reyes Chávez, Joaquín

    2014-01-01

    La evolución tecnológica ha hecho que el plomo (Pb) sea uno de los contaminantes antropogénicos más importante a nivel mundial al incorporarse fácilmente a los ciclos biogeoquímicos, resultando tóxicos para la biota y la salud humana. El plomo se considera un elemento no esencial y tóxico para las células, teniendo la capacidad para unirse al azufre de los aminoácidos y desplazar al Calcio (Ca+2). En este trabajo se propuso analizar y entender el proceso de acumulación y desintoxicación de pl...

  14. Cesión de plomo y otros metales desde las tuberías al agua de consumo en la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco Release of lead and other metals from piping into drinking water in the Basque Country (Spain

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    Itziar Zaldua Etxabe

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Valorar la exposición a plomo y otros metales relacionados con los materiales de las tuberías, a través del agua de consumo de las zonas de abastecimiento de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco. Métodos: Muestreo aleatorio de viviendas en las zonas de abastecimiento. Se tomaron 3.295 muestras en 154 zonas que abastecían al 87% de las viviendas de los abastecimientos de nuestra comunidad. Se utilizó el método de muestreo conocido como random day time. En todas las muestras se determinó el plomo, y en las zonas de mayor población también el níquel, el cobre y el cromo. La determinación del hierro fue opcional. Resultados: El 1,75% (0,85-2,64 de las viviendas de las zonas de abastecimiento superaba el valor de referencia establecido para el plomo (10µg/l, el 2,21% (0,97-3,46 el del hierro (200µg/l y el 0,33% (0,11-0,55 el del níquel (20µg/l. Ninguna muestra superó los valores de referencia del cobre y el cromo (2mg/l y 50µg/l, respectivamente. Conclusiones: El problema de la cesión de metales desde las tuberías en las viviendas de la zonas estudiadas es residual. Las concentraciones de metales en el agua se encuentran, en la gran mayoría de las viviendas, por debajo de los valores de referencia, y no se considera necesario tomar medidas de carácter general. Los abastecedores deberán identificar la presencia de tuberías de plomo y su riesgo derivado en el programa de control y gestión de cada abastecimiento en particular, especialmente en aquellas zonas que no se han incluido o no han sido lo suficiente caracterizadas en este trabajo.Objectives: To evaluate exposure to lead and other metals from drinking water as a result of the materials used for pipes in the supply areas of the Basque Country (Spain. Method: Random sampling of properties in the supply areas was carried out. A total of 3,295 samples were taken in 154 areas, which together represented 87% of the properties supplied in our region. A method known

  15. Exposición ocupacional a plomo inorgánico en una imprenta de la Ciudad de México

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    Aguilar-Madrid Guadalupe

    1999-01-01

    mbito de la exposición ocupacional al plomo no existen estudios publicados que permitan establecer niveles máximos permisibles tanto ambientales como biológicos. Por medio de este estudio se intenta contribuir al establecimiento de una normatividad de plomo en sangre, que actualmente está en discusión en México.

  16. Niveles de plomo elevados en sangre de niños que vivían en casas antiguas de Evansville, Indiana: asociación entre año de construcción de la casa, niveles de plomo en suelo y niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de 1-5 años, entre 1998-2006 Higher blood lead levels among children living in older homes in Evansville Indiana: associations between year house built, soil lead levels and blood lead levels among children aged 1-5 years - 1998 to 2006 Elevados níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças que vivem em habitações antigas em Evansville, Indiana: associação entre o ano de construção da casa, níveis de chumbo no solo e níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças de 1-5 anos, entre 1998 - 2006

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    Diane Jackson; Charles Grosse; Gregory M. Zarus; Lourdes Rosales-Guevara

    2012-01-01

    En este estudio se evaluaron los niveles de plomo en 18.218 muestras de sangre. Las muestras de 11.719 niños de Evansville, Indiana, de edades comprendidas entre 1 y 5 años se obtuvieron de manera voluntaria entre los años 1998 y 2006. Se evaluaron además los niveles de plomo en el suelo de 35 jardines residenciales correspondientes al domicilio de 81 niños.Durante el periodo de estudio, tanto los niveles de plomo en sangre como el porcentaje de valores elevados para dichos niveles fueron des...

  17. Efectos del plomo en la salud de la niñez Effects of lead exposure on children's health

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    Thomas D Matte

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El plomo es un elemento que no tiene ninguna función fisiológica conocida en los seres humanos, pero cuyos efectos adversos inciden sobre una diversidad de procesos bioquímicos esenciales. Existe evidencia considerable acerca de los efectos adversos sobre la salud de los niños del plomo en niveles que son comunes a distintas poblaciones en todo el mundo. La intoxicación aguda por plomo, que ocasiona encefalopatía, a pesar de no ser frecuente, sí pone en riesgo la vida y requiere de un tratamiento agresivo y oportuno. Es necesario tenerla presente en el diagnóstico diferencial de toda enfermedad no explicada que incluya anemia, convulsiones, letargo, dolor abdominal, o vómito recurrente. Existe una gran cantidad de niños que padecen los efectos subclínicos crónicos debidos a la exposición de bajo nivel al plomo, y que incluyen un desarrollo cognitivo deficiente, trastornos en la conducta, ligera deficiencia en la agudeza auditiva, y talla reducida. La evidencia disponible indica que las únicas intervenciones efectivas para evitar la intoxicación de bajo nivel por plomo son aquellas que se aplican para controlar la exposición a este metal.Lead is an element that has no known physiologic function in humans but adversely affects a variety of fundamental biochemical processes. A large body of evidence shows adverse health effects of lead in children at levels common in populations around the world. Acute lead poisoning with encephalopathy, though infrequent, is life-threatening, requiring timely and aggressive treatment. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any unexplained illness that includes anemia, seizures, lethargy, abdominal pain, or recurrent vomiting. Many more children are harmed by chronic, subclinical effects of low-level lead exposure that include impaired cognitive development, adverse effects on behavior, subtle impairment of hearing acuity, and reduced height. Available evidence indicates that the

  18. Lake Chapala, Mexico: lead distribution in water, sediment and bacteria; Escenarios de la distribucion de plomo en agua, sedimentos y bacterias del lago de Chapala, Mexico

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    Hansen, Anne M. [Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico); Villa-Navia, Adriana [Interventor Ambiental de Occidental de Colombia, Inc. (Colombia); Afferden, Manfred van [Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)

    2006-04-15

    To evaluate the distribution of lead in the natural resources of lake Chapala, the adsorption of this metal in bacteria was analyzed and, through published data and the application of a chemical equilibrium model, the risk associated with the consumption of fish and water was estimated. Adsorption experiments of lead in three bacterial strains and simulations of the distribution of lead in the water-sediment-bacteria system indicate that the distribution of lead in the lake depends on variations of water quality such as suspended solids, lead and biomass concentrations. Considering only the lead contained in the bottom sediments, the simulations suggest that concentrations do not exceed the limits nor the criteria for use and protection of water, sediments, and biota. Considering an additional source of lead that locally increases the concentration by a factor of ten, the amount of lead in water and sediments may exceed these limits. The bioaccumulation of lead in lake Chapala was evaluated through calculation of bioconcentration and biomagnification factors, using simulated and published data on lead in fish (Ayla Jay y Ford, 2001). The results indicate that lead may be concentrated 721 and 6,195 times in bacteria and fish, respectively. Furthermore, bioaccumulation of lead in the lake may occur mainly as bioconcentration in fish rather than biomagnification in the food chain. [Spanish] Para evaluar la distribucion de plomo en los recursos naturales en el lago de Chapala se analizo la adsorcion de este metal en bacterias y, mediante datos publicados en la literatura y modelacion numerica, se estimo el riesgo asociado al consumo de peces y agua. Experimentos de adsorcion en tres cepas de bacterias y simulaciones de la distribucion en un sistema agua-sedimentos-bacterias indican que la distribucion del plomo en el lago depende de variaciones en calidad del agua tales como solidos suspendidos totales, plomo total y biomasa. Considerando unicamente el plomo contenido

  19. Efecto del fotoperiodo en la remoción de plomo por Lemna gibba L. (Lemnaceae

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    Guadalupe Miranda

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available El plomo llega a las aguas provenientes de las industrias de baterías, soldaduras, pinturas, etc. causando daños a los seres vivos, por lo que es necesario promover el desarrollo de tecnologías que ayuden a mejorar la calidad de los efluentes y que al mismo tiempo sean adecuadas al contexto socioeconómico del país. En este trabajo se plantea el uso de una angiosperma acuática, la especieLemna gibbade la familia Lemnaceae que tiene un crecimiento exponencial y su cultivo es fácil en laboratorio. Para absorber el plomo (PbNO32 se prepararon cinco concentraciones, a nivel de bioensayo en el laboratorio y bajo el efecto de dos diferentes condiciones de fotoperiodo (luz continua y 12 h luz/12 h oscuridad durante cuatro días, ya que a partir de este día libera el Pb al medio. Los resultados indican que en las dos concentraciones de Pb más bajas (30 y 50 mgl-1, el fotoperiodo 12/12 es más favorable para su absorción (9405 µgl-1más y 18,895 µgl-1 más respectivamente mientras que en las tres restantes (100, 200 y 300 mgl-1 lo fue la condición de luz continua. (6600 µgl-1, 1949 µgl-1, 5587 µgl-1 más respectivamente. Los conocimientos que se derivan de este estudio, permiten optimizar el uso deL. gibbaen el tratamiento terciario de aguas residuales.

  20. Evaluación de los niveles de contaminación por plomo en el aire, a partir de las muestras obtenidas en las estaciones de monitoreo de la calidad del aire en la ciudad de Bogotá

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    Eduardo O. Ojeda B.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación es requisito parcial para optar al título de Magister Scientiae en Ambiental. El propósito es la determinación del contenido de plomo en las muestras de material en forma de partículas, obtenidas en las trece estaciones que conforman la Red-Bogotá.

  1. Determining lead sources in Mexico using the lead isotope ratio La identificación de fuentes de exposición a plomo en México a través de la determinación de la razón de isótopos de plomo

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    Madhu Chaudhary-Webb

    2003-01-01

    plasma inductivamente acoplado (ICP-MS Perkin Elmer 5000, en interfase con un sistema de vaporización electrotérmica (ETV Perkin Elmer HGA-600MS. RESULTADOS: Las razones de isótopos (206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb, y 208Pb/204Pb, tanto de los especímenes de sangre, como de los de cerámica se correlacionaron fuertemente, con valores de r² de 0.9958, 0.9915, y 0.9890, para las tres razones de isótopos, respectivamente, sugiriendo que la exposición a plomo probablemente se debió al uso de la cerámica. Las mediciones de las razones de isótopos de plomo de la gasolina con plomo, que todavía se usaba al momento de la toma de muestras de sangre, fueron distintas de las encontradas en sangre y en cerámica. CONCLUSIONES: La determinación de las razones de isótopos de plomo puede ser una herramienta eficiente para la identificación de las fuentes principales de exposición a plomo y para apoyar la implantación de medidas de salud pública para prevención y control.

  2. (phoenicopterus roseus por intoxicación aguda por plomo

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    D Romero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La presencia de plomo en el medio ambiente es un hecho indiscutible. Ello es objeto de gran interés sanitario pues repercute tanto en la salud de los animales como en la del ser humano. El plumbismo es una intoxicación que puede afectar a cualquier especie animal. En el ámbito de la fauna silvestre se asocia principalmente a la actividad cinegética en los humedales y a la ingestión de plomo metálico por parte de las aves que frecuentan estos ecosistemas. En España cada año mueren decenas de miles de aves acuáticas como consecuencia de la ingesta de perdigones de plomo. En los individuos capturados enfermos se pueden observar signos clínicos, mientras que a partir de muestras de cadáveres se obtienen datos sobre niveles tisulares de plomo. Sin embargo la evaluación de lesiones anatomopatológicas en animales de vida silvestre es difícil de realizar por la dificultad de encontrar animales recién muertos o afectados de un cuadro agudo mortal. La reproducción de esta patología en animales de experimentación se suele realizar en cisnes, palomas o patos, pero no en flamencos, por lo que no es usual disponer de datos histológicos en esta especie. En este trabajo presentamos la clínica, analítica y estudio microscópico de diferentes tejidos de un flamenco común (Phoenicopterus roseus muerto por plumbismo.

  3. El entorno de los plomos: historiografía y linaje

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    García-Arenal, Mercedes

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to propose new ideas concerning the authorship of the Lead Tablets from the Sacromonte, locating them, on the one hand, in the political context of the years in which they were forged, and on the other, in connection with the genealogical and historiographic works that were produced in the same period. This study proposes that the Lead Tablets were inserted into these historiographical and genealogical literature in response to their polemical nature, by making use of both History and the Arabic language as a means for ennobling Arab descent, principally by presenting the main Spanish heroes of the moment, the Christian martyrs, as Arabs. This particular use of History favours the noble lineages of the Grenadine new converts, and must have been encouraged or supported by members of those lineages. The thesis of this article is that the most likely involved in the Lead forgeries is the family Granada Venegas. This thesis is supported by showing the connections between the affair of the Lead Tablets with various members of the literary society that used to meet at the home of don Alonso Granada Venegas.

    Este artículo intenta aportar nuevas ideas acerca de la autoría de los Plomos del Sacromonte y de sus objetivos poniéndolos, por un lado, en el contexto político de los años en los que fueron realizados y por otro en conexión con la historiografía y la escritura genealógica que se producen en ese mismo período. Propone que los Plomos, una fabricación morisca, se insertan en esa producción escrita, que tiene un cariz polémico al que intenta dar respuesta por medio de ennoblecer el origen árabe y la lengua árabe, presentando como árabes a los máximos héroes cristianos del momento, es decir, los mártires. Dicha escritura tiene el fin principal de favorecer a los linajes moros de Granada en un momento en que sus privilegios se veían amenazados e incluso arriesgaban ser expulsados. Debió de ser por

  4. Efectos de la exposicion a bajas concentraciones de plomo en ratones sobre diferentes parametros bioquimicos

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    N. Martínez Riera

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Las bases moleculares que explicarían los efectos de la exposición crónica a bajos niveles de plomo sobre diferentes procesos bioquímicos, no se encuentran bien esclarecidos aun. Varios estudios sugieren que el plomo (Pb2+ induce alteraciones en diversos parámetros bioquímicos y hematológicos. Este estudio se realizó con el objeto de determinar los efectos de exposición de ratones a bajas concentraciones de Pb2+ sobre las siguientes variables: glucosa plasmática (GP, colesterol total (CT, triglicéridos (TG, hematocrito (Hto y tiempo de transformación de fibrinógeno en fibrina (TF. Se estudiaron 20 ratones adultos de la cepa C3H (40-50g de peso. Los animales fueron mantenidos en ambientes con temperatura (24°C y humedad (50 % constantes, con ciclos de luz/oscuridad de 12 hs. Fueron alimentados con una dieta estándar libre de Pb2+ y agua ad - libitum. A un grupo de ratones (n=10, se les agregó en el agua de bebida, acetato de plomo en una concentración de 1 ppm (grupo expuesto, manteniendo los 10 ratones restantes como grupo control. Luego de un periodo de 6 meses en estas condiciones, se extrajeron muestras de sangre de los animales incluidos en este estudio para dosar GP, CT, TG, Hto, y TF, como variables metabólicas y hematológicas, y los niveles de actividad del ácido delta-aminolevulínico sintetasa (ALA D como marcador principal de exposición al plomo. La exposición de ratones a 1 ppm durante 6 meses, resultó en cambios significativos en la mayoría de las variables analizadas en el grupo expuesto con respecto al grupo control, como lo muestran los siguientes resultados: GP g/l(2.18 ± 0.53 v.s. 1.18 ± 0.2 (P<0,0001, CT g/l (2.07 ± 0.29 v.s. 1.86 ± 0.27 (P<0.05; TF sg (12.41 ± 1.37 v.s. 15.9 ± 2.43 (P<0.0003;. Hto % (45.55.± 4.8 v.s. 41.77 ± 2.1 (P<0.02; ALA-D U/l (10.22 ± 2.8 v.s. 17.07 ± 1.1 (P<0.0001. Los niveles de TG no mostraron diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos.

  5. Orientation relationship of eutectoid FeAl and FeAl2

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    Scherf, A.; Kauffmann, A.; Kauffmann-Weiss, S.; Scherer, T.; Li, X.; Stein, F.; Heilmaier, M.

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    Fe–Al alloys in the aluminium range of 55–65 at.% exhibit a lamellar microstructure of B2-ordered FeAl and triclinic FeAl2, which is caused by a eutectoid decomposition of the high-temperature Fe5Al8 phase, the so-called ∊ phase. The orientation relationship of FeAl and FeAl2 has previously been studied by Bastin et al. [J. Cryst. Growth (1978 ▸), 43, 745] and Hirata et al. [Philos. Mag. Lett. (2008 ▸), 88, 491]. Since both results are based on different crystallographic data regarding FeAl2, the data are re-evaluated with respect to a recent re-determination of the FeAl2 phase provided by Chumak et al. [Acta Cryst. (2010 ▸), C66, i87]. It is found that both orientation relationships match subsequent to a rotation operation of 180° about a 〈112〉 crystallographic axis of FeAl or by applying the inversion symmetry of the FeAl2 crystal structure as suggested by the Chumak data set. Experimental evidence for the validity of the previously determined orientation relationships was found in as-cast fully lamellar material (random texture) as well as directionally solidified material (∼〈110〉FeAl || solidification direction) by means of orientation imaging microscopy and global texture measurements. In addition, a preferential interface between FeAl and FeAl2 was identified by means of trace analyses using cross sectioning with a focused ion beam. On the basis of these habit planes the orientation relationship between the two phases can be described by (01)FeAl || (114) and [111]FeAl || [10]. There is no evidence for twinning within FeAl lamellae or alternating orientations of FeAl lamellae. Based on the determined orientation and interface data, an atomistic model of the structure relationship of Fe5Al8, FeAl and FeAl2 in the vicinity of the eutectoid decomposition is derived. This model is analysed with respect to the strain which has to be accommodated at the interface of FeAl and FeAl2. PMID:27047304

  6. Niveles de plomo en sangre en niños de 8 a 10 años y su relación con la alteración en el sistema visomotor y del equilibrio Relationship of blood lead levels with visual-motor and equilibrium disturbances in children aged 8 to 10 years

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    María Isabel Azcona-Cruz; Rothenberg, Stephen J.; Lourdes Schnaas-Arrieta; Manuel Romero-Placeres; Estela Perroni-Hernández

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    OBJETIVO: Identificar si existe una asociación negativa entre los niveles de plomo en sangre y la coordinación visomotora y el equilibrio de escolares. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en 255 niños de 8 a 10 años de edad, que asistían a escuelas del Sector 1 del Instituto de Educación Pública del Estado de Oaxaca, durante noviembre y diciembre de 1998. Se les aplicaron las pruebas de evaluación de la percepción visual de Frostig y la subescala de equilibrio Frostig Moveme...

  7. Nachhaltigkeit als Impulsgeber für ein Relationship Marketing

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    In einem Umfeld hoher Wettbewerbsintensität und zunehmender Sättigungstendenzen auf vielen Märkten gestaltet sich die Neukunden-Akquisition für Unternehmen immer aufwedniger und kostenintensiver. Die als Konzeptwechesl diskutierte Abkehr von Transaktions-Marketing hin zu einer Gestaltung langfristiger Anbieter-Nachfrager-Beziehungen gilt als zukünftige Entwicklungsrichtung für das Relationship Marketing. Der Beitrag diskutiert die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Nachhaltigkeitsrationalität hier...

  8. Exposición ocupacional a plomo y pesticidas órganofosforados: efecto sobre la salud reproductiva masculina

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    Sandra Yucra

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, la exposición ocupacional a contaminantes como metales pesados y plaguicidas ha crecido por la actividad industrial, minera y agrícola. Los efectos adversos en la salud humana se presentan en el sistema respiratorio, renal, nervioso, endocrino, reproductor, siendo este último muy sensible a muchos agentes físicos y químicos generados por la actividad industrial o agrícola. Estos agentes están presentes en algunas actividades ocupacionales y en el ambiente en general. Las evidencias de estudios toxicológicos, epidemiológicos, bioquímicos y fisiológicos, demuestran que el plomo tiene efectos adversos en la salud humana de los trabajadores ocupacionalmente expuestos a diferentes concentraciones pudiendo causar infertilidad masculina. El impacto de la exposición crónica al plomo en el varón incluye reducción de la libido, alteración en la espermatogénesis (reducción en cantidad y motilidad, e incremento de formas anormales de los espermatozoides, daño cromosómico, función prostática anormal y cambios en los niveles de testosterona. Para el caso de los plaguicidas órganofosforados (OP hay un alto riesgo de exposición ocupacional y no ocupacional de estos químicos debido a su extenso uso en la agricultura y en el ambiente doméstico, se ha demostrado, que afectan también el sistema reproductor masculino actuando como tóxicos testiculares que causan alteraciones citotóxicas y citocinéticas reversibles en las células germinales, alteran la síntesis de andrógenos y la calidad seminal en los trabajadores expuestos a OP, sobre todo los individuos dedicados a la actividad agrícola. En la presente revisión se ha recopilado diferente información de los efectos adversos de la exposición ocupacional al plomo y a los plaguicidas órganofosforados sobre la función reproductiva.

  9. Influencia del tamaño de partícula en la biosorción de plomo con raspo de uva

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    Hernández Sánchez, Ángela

    2008-01-01

    Los metales pesados son sustancias tóxicas capaces de causar graves daños en los organismos vivos. Una de las principales propiedades de los metales pesados es que no son biodegradables y permanecen durante mucho tiempo en el entorno, acumulándose en el medio y los seres vivos, por lo que es necesario evitar su incorporación al entorno a través de vertidos contaminados. El presente estudio se centrará en uno de los metales pesados tóxicos más importantes, el plomo. Los métod...

  10. Manejo de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez

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    Markowitz Morri E

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una revisión del manejo clínico de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez. Se menciona las definiciones de las diferentes técnicas de medición usadas para la determinación de plomo, y se destacan sus ventajas y posibles limitaciones. La medición de los niveles de plomo sanguíneo puede realizarse utilizando muestra de sangre anticoagulada por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica voltametría anódica. Sin embargo, un método más eficiente para medir las concentraciones de plomo en hueso es mediante fluorescencia de Rayos X o para la determinación sistémica en un nivel bioquímico una técnica adecuada es la determinación de los niveles de plomo en orina. El tratamiento incluye la eliminación de la fuente de exposición, cambios en los hábitos de los niños y una dieta adecuada en calcio y hierro. La quelación con edetato de calcio y succimer elimina el plomo del esqueleto, el cual es eliminado por riñón; puede salvar vidas cuando la intoxicación es importante, y existe una reducción a corto plazo seguida de un aumento subsecuente de los niveles de plomo sanguíneo. En casos graves suele requerirse de dosis repetidas. La terapia de quelación puede ser necesaria en casos de niveles de plomo sanguíneo por arriba de 45 µg/dl. La quelación reduce los niveles de plomo sanguíneo y los síntomas asociados, sin embargo, la disminución cognoscitiva puede ser irreversible, por lo que la utilización de medidas preventivas es mucho mejor que las de curación.

  11. Acumulación de plomo en hueso y sus efectos en la salud

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    Sanín Luz Helena

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos nocivos del plomo han sido conocidos desde tiempos antiguos por su amplia gama; este metal afecta prácticamente todos los órganos y sistemas del cuerpo humano. Recientemente se han documentado efectos tóxicos crónicos en los sistemas cardiovascular y nervioso, con niveles que antes se consideraban seguros. El sitio primario de almacenamiento de plomo en el organismo es el hueso, pero sólo hasta fechas recientes se ha clarificado la significancia toxicológica de este hecho. En este artículo se analiza el papel del plomo en hueso como fuente de exposición endógena, como biomarcador de exposición crónica y como tejido blanco. Se presentan además los avances recientes para la medición de plomo en hueso mediante los rayos X-fluorescentes (XRF. Finalmente se revisa la importancia, para la salud pública, de estudiar y medir el plomo en hueso en lugares con una historia de exposición crónica como la Ciudad de México y en los ambientes ocupacionales, especialmente como fuente remanente de exposición. Se analiza especialmente el caso de mujeres en edad reproductiva, quienes pueden convertirse en fuentes de exposición para el feto y para el niño amamantado.

  12. Contenido de plomo y cadmio en aceites de girasol

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    López Martínez, M. C.

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available We have studied the lead and cadmium content in 21 samples of sunflower oil from Andalucía (Southern Spain. These elements are toxicological importance and the sunflower oil is widely consumed in Spain. Samples were mineralized with nitric acid and vanadium pentoxide as catalyst, and ana lyzed using electrothermal atomization atomic absorption spectroscopy. The temperature-time programme for the graphite furnace was optimized for each element, and the accuracy, precision, sensitivity and detection limit of the method were evaluated. Concentrations of lead ranged from not detectable to 167.58 μg/kg and cadmium concentrations ranged from 0.87 to 8.30 μg/kg. The data obtained are not excessive and similar to those mentioned by other authors; however, one sample of the total analyzed surpassed the limit of 0.1 ppm of lead proposed by the Spanish and European Legislation. A statistical significative correlation has been established between Pb and Cd levels (p Se ha determinado el contenido de plomo y cadmio en 21 muestras de aceite de girasol, todas ellas producidas en Andalucía (Sur de España. Ambos elementos tienen una gran importancia toxicológica y el aceite de girasol es muy consumido en España. Las muestras han sido mineralizadas con ácido nítrico, utilizando pentóxido de vanadio como catalizador, y analizadas mediante espectroscopia de absorción atómica con atomización electrotérmica. Se ha optimizado el programa temperatura-tiempo del horno de grafito para cada elemento y se ha evaluado la exactitud, precisión, sensibilidad y límite de detección del método. Las concentraciones de plomo han oscilado entre no detectables y 167.58 μg/kg y las concentraciones de cadmio entre 0.87 y 8.30 μg/kg. Estos datos no resultan excesivos y concuerdan con los aportados por otros autores; no obstante, una de las muestras analizadas supera el límite máximo de 0.1 ppm de Pb establecido en las Legislaciones Española y Europea. Se

  13. Niveles de plomo en sangre de niños expuestos a los residuos metalúrgicos en Abra Pampa, Jujuy (Argentina

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Abra Pampa es una pequeña comunidad situada en el norte de Argentina, donde los desechos de plomo de una planta metalúrgica (Metal H uasi se abandonaron por más de 40 años, dejándolos en el centro del pueblo. Con el fin de medir la expo sición a estos residuos peligrosos, se determinaron los niveles de plo mo en sangre en niños de edades comprendidas entre 5 y 14 años (n=234 . Los niños incluidos en la muestra habían estado expuestos, por el aire y el suelo, al plomo durante cinco años por lo menos porqu e vivían alrededor de la montaña de residuos. Fueron evaluados clínicamente. Para determinar el estado nutricional se midió el peso y talla y se calculó el índice de masa corporal total. Se reali zó el análisis de plombemia mediante la técnica de Espectrofotometría de Absorción Atómica-atomización electrotérmica. La prevalencia d e intoxicación (Pb> 10 μg / dL fue de 28%. El 81% de los niños estudiados tenían niveles de plomo en sangre superiores a 5 μg / dL, lo que se considera un riesgo en el desarrollo neuromadurativo. También se encontraron diferenc ias significativa s según la edad y la distancia entre las casas de los niños y el sitio de disposició n de los residuos. Estos resultados mos traron que los residuos son una fuente de exposición al plomo para los niños que viven cerca del depós ito de escorias y generaron estrategias de remediación para minimiz ar la exposición infantil.

  14. Manejo de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez

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    Markowitz Morri E

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    El presente artículo hace una revisión del manejo clínico de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez. Se menciona las definiciones de las diferentes técnicas de medición usadas para la determinación de plomo, y se destacan sus ventajas y posibles limitaciones. La medición de los niveles de plomo sanguíneo puede realizarse utilizando muestra de sangre anticoagulada por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica voltametría anódica. Sin embargo, un método más eficiente para medir las concentraciones...

  15. Evaluacion de las alteraciones conductuales y dopaminergicas en ratones con bajas concentraciones de plomo.

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    N. Martínez Riera; M.J. Gandur; Soria, N.; N. Riera de Martínez Villa

    2001-01-01

    La investigación de los efectos del plomo en animales de experimentación y sus consecuencias en el desarrollo neurológico conductual es compleja y controvertida. Conociendo que la maduración neurológica de los ratones ha culminado en edades que oscilan entre los 25-35 días, nuestro objetivo ha sido investigar si la administración de soluciones de diferentes concentraciones de plomo, durante tiempos establecidos de acuerdo a las dosis-ingesta, producía alteraciones en los ...

  16. Algunas notas sobre el plomo ibérico de El Castell (Palamós)

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    Domingo FLETCHER VALLS (1912-1995)

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    Rrancisco Riuró nos ha dado a conocer el interesante plomo ibérico hallado en el yacimiento de El Castell (Palamós). Dada la importancia del hallazgo y de acuerdo con el deseo expresado por el autor nos atrevemos a hacer algunos comentarios a su acertado estudio

  17. Al-Ca and Al-Fe metal-metal composite strength, conductivity, and microstructure relationships

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    Kim, Hyong June [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)

    2011-01-01

    Deformation processed metal-metal composites (DMMC’s) are composites formed by mechanical working (i.e., rolling, swaging, or wire drawing) of two-phase, ductile metal mixtures. Since both the matrix and reinforcing phase are ductile metals, the composites can be heavily deformed to reduce the thickness and spacing of the two phases. Recent studies have shown that heavily drawn DMMCs can achieve anomalously high strength and outstanding combinations of strength and conductivity. In this study, Al-Fe wire composite with 0.07, 0.1, and 0.2 volume fractions of Fe filaments and Al-Ca wire composite with 0.03, 0.06, and 0.09 volume fractions of Ca filaments were produced in situ, and their mechanical properties were measured as a function of deformation true strain. The Al-Fe composites displayed limited deformation of the Fe phase even at high true strains, resulting in little strengthening effect in those composites. Al-9vol%Ca wire was deformed to a deformation true strain of 13.76. The resulting Ca second-phase filaments were deformed to thicknesses on the order of one micrometer. The ultimate tensile strength increased exponentially with increasing deformation true strain, reaching a value of 197 MPa at a true strain of 13.76. This value is 2.5 times higher than the value predicted by the rule of mixtures. A quantitative relationship between UTS and deformation true strain was determined. X-ray diffraction data on transformation of Al + Ca microstructures to Al + various Al-Ca intermetallic compounds were obtained at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Electrical conductivity was measured over a range of true strains and post-deformation heat treatment schedules.

  18. Niveles sanguíneos de plomo en neonatos hijos de madres consumidoras de "basuco": estudio comparativo

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    Obtention of cocaine clorhydrate from coca leaves requires the use of gasoline; therefore residues such as lead may remain in the base paste (basuca; the latter is smoked, under the name basuco, mixed with tobacco or marijuana; It is conceivable that the smoker takes up lead residues that Increase lead blood levels; we wanted to determine whether the use of basuco during pregnancy could produce such effect In the newborn infant. Serum lead concentrations were measured In 19 newborn children and In 18 of their mothers. The latter were basuco consumers. They were compared to those of 20 non consuming delivering women along with 19 of their newborn Infants. Measurements were performed on a Perkin-Palmer model 2380 atomic absorption

    spectrophotometer. Women were divided in four groups according to the degree of consumption, as follows: mild, moderate, Intense or non existent. Mean levels and SDs in the children were respectively: 13.5 ± 9.4; 15.8 ± 6.5; 16.6 ± 7.8; 6.9 ± 5.0 ug/dl; and In their mothers: 13.3 ± 4.6; 13.5 ± 6.9; 16.2 ± 4.9; 8.4 ± 4.6 ug/dl Statistic analysis revealed highly significant differences between mothers and children exposed to basuco and those that were not exposed. No difference was observed ac. cording to the degree of consumption. In conclusion: newborn from basuco consuming mothers have Increased lead blood levels; the long term effects of such alteration should be the subject of further studies.

    La obtención del clorhidrato de cocaína a partir de la hoja de coca requiere el uso de gasolina; residuos de ésta pueden permanecer en la pasta base (basuca; al fumar ésta, mezclada con cigarrillo o marihuana (basuco el consumidor puede captar residuos de plomo e Incrementar sus concentraciones sanguíneas del mismo; quisimos saber si el uso del basuco

  19. Lead exposure among young urban women Exposición a plomo en mujeres jóvenes residentes en zonas urbanas

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    Jacqueline M. Moline

    1999-11-01

    estudio de cohorte. Material y métodos. Las mujeres elegibles fueron aquellas que acudieron al centro de salud de la ciudad de Nueva York durante 1995-1998, tenían entre 18 y 25 años de edad y estaban sanas. El reclutamiento se llevó a cabo por los proveedores de salud, el coordinador del estudio y las mismas mujeres. Se administraron cuestionarios detallados y se obtuvieron muestras sanguíneas en donde se determinaron los niveles de plomo en sangre total, ferritina y hematocrito. Resultados. A la fecha se han reclutado 239 mujeres. La población es predominantemente de grupos minoritarios: 62% africanas-americanas, 33% hispánicas y 5% caucásicas-asiáticas. El promedio de edad es de 19.3 años. El reclutamiento de las participantes se hace invitando a las mujeres que previamente han aceptado participar en el estudio (55%. Algunas se enteraron del estudio por los proveedores de salud. El nivel medio de plomo fue de 2.1±1.7 µg/dl, el cual es consistente con las encuestas nacionales más recientes de Estados Unidos. Conclusiones. Los niveles de plomo en sangre son bajos en mujeres de grupos minoritarios, jóvenes, en edad reproductiva, que residen en zonas urbanas de la ciudad de Nueva York. En esta población el reclutamiento se incrementó sustancialmente con la ayuda de las participantes y la comunidad de proveedores de salud.

  20. Relationship between the growth rate and Al incorporation of AlGaN by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition

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    Deng, Y. [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Zhao, D.G., E-mail: dgzhao@red.semi.ac.cn [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Le, L.C.; Jiang, D.S.; Wu, L.L.; Zhu, J.J.; Wang, H.; Liu, Z.S.; Zhang, S.M. [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Yang, Hui [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China); Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215125 (China); Liang, J.W. [State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 912, Beijing 100083 (China)

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    Research highlights: The growth rate and its relationship with Al content of MOCVD-grown AlGaN alloy films are investigated. It is found that both parasitic reaction and competitive adsorption play important roles in determining the growth rate and Al incorporation in AlGaN. Low reactor pressure and a decrease of absolute amount of Ga atoms arriving on the substrate may lead to a higher Al content in AlGaN film. The research results are helpful to control the Al content of AlGaN during the materials growth. - Abstract: The growth rate and its relationship with growth conditions of AlGaN alloy films by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) are investigated. It is found that both parasitic reaction and competitive adsorption play important roles in determining the growth rate and Al incorporation in AlGaN. Low reactor pressure can weaken parasitic reactions, thus increasing the Al composition. In addition, a decrease of absolute amount of Ga atoms arriving on the substrate may lead to a lower Ga competitive power, and then a higher Al content in AlGaN film.

  1. Estudio de alternativas en el reciclaje de baterías de plomo fuera de uso

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    Bañeres Sorinas, Manuel

    2003-01-01

    La batería de plomo es desde hace más de un siglo el sistema establecido para almacenar y suministrar la energía eléctrica que consumen los automóviles. Por otro lado, el espectacular crecimiento que el parque automovilístico mundial está protagonizando en los últimos años, está propiciando que la generación de vehículos fuera de uso y de todos los residuos vinculados a éstos, aumente también considerablemente. La batería de plomo es uno de los residuos catalogados como especia...

  2. Niveles de plomo sanguíneo en recién nacidos de La Oroya, 2004-2005

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    Godofredo Pebe

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar los niveles de plomo en sangre de los recién nacidos (RN de menos de 12 horas de vida, en la ciudad de La Oroya. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo, transversal y prospectivo realizado entre junio de 2004 a junio de 2005 de una muestra de recién nacidos (RN de La Oroya, se usó un cuestionario para la madre gestante y se determinó los niveles de plomo en sangre venosa (2 mL utilizando la espectrofotometría por absorción atómica con llama de aire de acetileno. Los valores se expresan en microgramos de plomo por decilitro de sangre (μg/dL. Resultados. Se evaluσ 93 RN; el nivel promedio de plomo en sangre fue de 8,84 ± 0,57 μg/dL. El 75,3% (70/ RN tuvo niveles de plomo en sangre entre 6 a 10 μg/dL, y 24,7% (23 RN tuvo mαs de 10 μg/dL. Los RN de madres que viven en La Oroya Nueva tienen menos niveles de plomo que los que viven en La Oroya Antigua (p=0,002. Conclusiones. Los RN de la ciudad de La Oroya presentan elevados niveles de plomo en sangre, por lo que se requiere iniciar programas de prevención en las madres gestantes para evitar futuros daños a la salud de los recién nacidos.

  3. Efectos en la calidad espermática del ciervo de la exposición a plomo y otros metales pesados: aplicación de modelos de exposición in vitro con espermatozoides.

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    Castellanos Expósito, Pilar

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    El plomo (Pb) uno de los tóxicos ambientales e industriales más difundidos en el planeta debido al uso con muy variados fines que se ha hecho de este metal por diferentes civilizaciones a lo largo de la historia, lo que explica la intensa actividad de extracción minera de Pb que se ha tenido que asegurar cantidades suficientes de este metal. En lo que a nuestro país se refiere, la comarca minera del Valle de Alcudia y Sierra Madrona durante los siglos XX y XX se encontraba a la cabeza de pr...

  4. Estudio sobre la incorporación y retención de plomo en zeolita natural

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    Abraham Mendoza Córdoba

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Las zeolitas son un grupo de minerales que corresponden a la clase de los silicatos (tectosilicatos, entre las diversas utilidades que tienen estos minerales está la resolución de problemas ambientales, particularmente en la eliminación de contaminantes, entre estos se encuentran los metales pesados, los cuales están presentes en los suelos de zonas industriales, en el agua potable, en los afluentes de aguas procedentes de la industria y de la actividad minera, o bien procedentes de mantos acuíferos. Su utilidad se debe en parte por tener una gran capacidad de intercambio iónico, así como también por tener una estructura con cavidades de dimensiones nanométricas, eso le da la capacidad de incorporar elementos ajenos al mineral dentro de dichas cavidades. En el presente trabajo se ha experimentado con Pb incorporándolo en zeolitas (chabazita como acetato de plomo (Pb(CH3COO2 3H2O con el fin de conocer, por una parte, la capacidad del mineral para alojar dicho metal después de activarla, y por otra parte, conocer la capacidad de retención del metal después de un proceso reversible a la incorporación de Pb (activación.

  5. Estudios de bioadsorción de plomo por Saccharomyces cereviceae en soluciones acuosas

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    Juan José Pauro Roque

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Studies of lead biosorption by Saccharomyces cereviceae in aqueous solutionsResumen: El ecosistema del lago Titicaca (Puno, Perú y sus tributarios, viene siendo perturbado por metales pesados producto de la actividad minera emergente. Para controlar y reducir la contaminación existen procesos biológicos llevados a cabo por microorganismos como las levaduras (biorremediación. Este trabajo de investigación tiene como objetivos evaluar la capacidad de bioadsorción de plomo mediante  Saccharomyces cereviceae en soluciones acuosas y la influencia de dos niveles de pH durante la bioadsorción. Para esto se ensayaron dos concentraciones de S. cereviceae (cel/mL, las cuales fueron cuantificadas por un hemocitómetro y luego traspasadas a una solución con concentraciones conocidas de plomo (5 y 25 mg/L. Se realizaron lecturas de las concentraciones de plomo a los 5, 60 y 120 minutos. La mayor capacidad de bioadsorción resultó cuando S. cereviceae estaba a una concentración de 5 x 106 cel/mL, y el pH óptimo fue de 5,14. Se concluye que S. cereviceae constituye una buena alternativa para la bioadsorción de plomo, quedando abierta su validación en condiciones de campo en el altiplano peruano.Palabras clave: bioadsorción, plomo, levadura. Abstract:  Lake Titicaca’s ecosystem and that of its tributaries in Puno (Peru are being disturbed by heavy metals resulting from emergent mineral activity. Biological processes involving microorganisms such as yeasts (bioremediation are being used for controlling and reducing such pollution. This research was aimed at evaluating Saccharomyces cereviceae’s lead biosorption capacity in aqueous solutions and evaluating the influence of two pH levels on biosorption. Two S. cereviceae concentrations (cel/mL were tested; these concentrations were quantified in a haemocytometer and then put into a solution having a known lead concentration (5 and 25 mg/L. Lead concentrations were read after 5, 60

  6. Exposición ocupacional a plomo inorgánico en una imprenta de la Ciudad de México Occupational exposure to inorganic lead in a printing plant in Mexico City

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    Guadalupe Aguilar-Madrid

    1999-01-01

    mbito de la exposición ocupacional al plomo no existen estudios publicados que permitan establecer niveles máximos permisibles tanto ambientales como biológicos. Por medio de este estudio se intenta contribuir al establecimiento de una normatividad de plomo en sangre, que actualmente está en discusión en México.Objective. To describe occupational lead exposure and its biological indicators in workers in a printing company. Material and methods. An epidemiological and industrial hygiene research was undertaken. Lead was measured in the air of work environment and on the hands of the participants; additionally, subjects underwent a venous blood samples for the determination of whole blood lead by atomic absorption spectrophotometry; and a bone lead measurement using a spot-source 109Cd K-X-ray fluorescence instrument. Also, a standardized questionnaire was applied. We obtained information on demographic and life styles factors, work history, type of work, position and activity within the company. Results. Of the 209 workers, 117 agreed to participate and 90 (83.3% males and 16.7% females completed all phases of the study. The average lead concentrations were: in air samples, of 0.94 mg/m³; in hands before washing, of 6 802 mg/m²; in hands after washing, of 194 mg/m²; in whole blood, of 12.3 mg/dl; and in tibia and fibula, of 25.9 and 43.3 mg Pb/g of bone mineral, respectively. Important variations in these measurements were observed according to the workers post. Conclusions. Worldwide, lead exposure levels have been used to evaluate acute exposures being in the workplace. The higher lead levels find in the bone of the workers in this study are similar to other occupational studies in the United States of America and suggest that the accumulated metal in bone may be an important endogenous exposure source, and here its measurement importance. However in developing countries because its high costs per application, the measurements in bone lead become limited to

  7. RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HYDROGEN AND MICROSTRUCTURAL FEATURES OF AL ALLOYS

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    The distribution of hydrogen between the different states was estimated from hydrogen permeation and hydrogen extraction measurements and was correlated with the microstructure features of Al-Mg-Mn, Al-Mg-Mn-Fe and Al-Zn-Mg-Mn-Fe alloys. Hydrogen lattice diffusivity was found to depend on the mean free paths between the main phase precipitate complexes. The content of reversibly trapped hydrogen correlated with the volume fraction of precipitates

  8. Estudio de los niveles de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arsénico, en aguas de la provincia de Salamanca

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    Blanco Hernández Angel Luis; Alonso Gutiérrez Dionisio; Jiménez de Blas Oroncio; Santiago Guervós Margarita; Miguel Manzano Benito de

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    FUNDAMENTOS: Conocer el grado de contaminación por plomo, cadmio, cinc y arsénico de las aguas de la provincia de Salamanca y su relación con la zona de procedencia de las muestras y el punto de recogida de las mismas. MÉTODO: Estudio epidemiológico transversal, observacional y descriptivo. Se han estudiado aguas procedentes de redes de abastecimiento, fuentes, manantiales, pozos, ríos, riveras y lagunas de la provincia de Salamanca, analizándose los contenidos de plomo, cadmio, zinc y arséni...

  9. Evaluacion de las alteraciones conductuales y dopaminergicas en ratones con bajas concentraciones de plomo.

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    N. Martínez Riera

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación de los efectos del plomo en animales de experimentación y sus consecuencias en el desarrollo neurológico conductual es compleja y controvertida. Conociendo que la maduración neurológica de los ratones ha culminado en edades que oscilan entre los 25-35 días, nuestro objetivo ha sido investigar si la administración de soluciones de diferentes concentraciones de plomo, durante tiempos establecidos de acuerdo a las dosis-ingesta, producía alteraciones en los juegos solitarios en animales de experimentación adultos. Se trabajó con ratones adultos de ambos sexos de la cepa C3H, alimentados con dieta estándar y agua ad libitum. Se utilizaron seis lotes: tres experimentales que fueron tratados con acetato de plomo en el agua de bebida en diferentes concentraciones: 1, 1000 y 2000 ppm y en los tres grupos controles, la ingesta fue de agua potable. En este trabajo se estudiaron los juegos solitarios de los animales: 1 Actividad locomotora, 2 Aseo total, 3 Exploración subterránea (en tiempo y frecuencia y 4 Exploración aérea total. Se determinó el nivel de dopamina presente en el cerebro de los mismos por espectrofluorometría. Los resultados obtenidos de las alteraciones conductuales en los animales de experimentación analizados con tests no paramétricos fueron: disminución significativa de la actividad locomotora (número de cuadros, de la exploración subterránea (en tiempo, de la exploración aérea (en tiempo y del aseo total, no observándose variaciones significativas en la exploración subterránea (en frecuencia. Las variables investigadas estarían mediadas por distintos sistemas de neurotrasmisión. En la dopamina determinada en cerebro de ratones con ingesta de plomo de 1 - 1000 - 2000 ppm se encontró disminución significativa de la misma en los ratones tratados con respecto a los grupos controles.

  10. Asociación entre plomo en sangre y parámetros sociodemográficos en población infantil

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    Maritza Rojas

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Establecer la relación entre concentración de plomo en sangre (Pb-S y parámetros demográficos y socioeconómicos, en una población infantil. METODOS: Se estableció la relación entre la concentración de plomo en sangre (Pb-S, de 243 niños (promedio de edad 5,94±2,78 años, que asistieron al Centro de Investigaciones Toxicológicas de la Universidad de Carabobo (CITUC, Venezuela (periodo 1998-2000. Se utilizó tecnología de Sistemas Geográficos de Información (SGI, ubicando espacialmente a los niños, asociando de forma gráfica la procedencia de éstos con los resultados analíticos. RESULTADOS: El promedio de Pb-S de la población total (11,62 ug/dl, fue significativamente superior al límite permisible (CDC=10 ug/dl. El número de niños con valores superiores al límite permisible de Pb-S (VSLP [150; 61,7%], fue significativamente alto (p<0,01 con respecto a la población total. Al asociar mediante regresión logística, la frecuencia de niños con VSLP con los sectores de procedencia, se demostró que los sectores 12, 16 y 28 presentaron correlaciones parciales directas significativas (R=0,1189; p<0,01; R=0,1202, p<0,01 y R=0,1189; p<0,01 respectivamente. Al asociar la frecuencia de niños con VSLP y su categorización socioeconómica, el análisis de regresión logística reveló que para los niños con VSLP, la probabilidad de pertenecer a la categorización C se incrementa en un factor de 7.286. CONCLUSIÓNS: El estudio confirma que la utilización de SGI y métodos epidemiológico-estadísticos, extiende las posibilidades de prevención de enfermedades producidas por contaminantes como el Pb y que correlacionando datos geográficos y de salud, se pueden identificar áreas de "alto riesgo", conduciendo a una acción pro-activa de salud pública.

  11. Niveles de plomo elevados en sangre de niños que vivían en casas antiguas de Evansville, Indiana: asociación entre año de construcción de la casa, niveles de plomo en suelo y niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de 1-5 años, entre 1998-2006 Higher blood lead levels among children living in older homes in Evansville Indiana: associations between year house built, soil lead levels and blood lead levels among children aged 1-5 years - 1998 to 2006 Elevados níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças que vivem em habitações antigas em Evansville, Indiana: associação entre o ano de construção da casa, níveis de chumbo no solo e níveis de chumbo no sangue de crianças de 1-5 anos, entre 1998 - 2006

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    Diane Jackson

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se evaluaron los niveles de plomo en 18.218 muestras de sangre. Las muestras de 11.719 niños de Evansville, Indiana, de edades comprendidas entre 1 y 5 años se obtuvieron de manera voluntaria entre los años 1998 y 2006. Se evaluaron además los niveles de plomo en el suelo de 35 jardines residenciales correspondientes al domicilio de 81 niños.Durante el periodo de estudio, tanto los niveles de plomo en sangre como el porcentaje de valores elevados para dichos niveles fueron descendiendo. A pesar de ello, los valores de plomo en sangre en Evansville siguieron estando por encima de los nacionales (mediana de niveles de plomo en sangre 3,0 frente a 1,5 μg/dL, respectivamente. Nuestro análisis dio como resultado que vivir en casas antiguas (presumiblemente con pintura que contiene plomo estaba asociado con niveles más elevados de plomo en sangre en los niños. No se encontró una asociación clara de los niveles elevados de plomo en sangre ni con el género ni con los niveles de plomo en el suelo de los jardines.A total of 18,218 blood lead levels (BLLs were assessed. The samples from 11,719 children aged 1-5 years in Evansville, Indiana, were obtained on a volunteer basis between 1998 and 2006. In addition, soil lead levels were also evaluated from 35 residential yards that were matched to the addresses of 81 children.During the study period, both average BLLs and the percentage of elevated BLLs declined. Even so, Evansville’s BLLs still remained higher than national levels (median BLLs of 3.0 vs.1.5 μg/dL, respectively. From our analysis, living in older houses (presumably containing lead paint was associated with higher BLLs in children. No clear association was found between higher BLLs and gender or residential soil lead levels.Neste estudo avaliaram-se os níveis de chumbo em 18.218 amostra de sangue. As amostras de 11.719 crianças de Evansville, Indiana, de idades compreendidas entre 1 e 5 anos obtiveram-se de forma

  12. Investigación epidemiológica sobre niveles de plomo en la población infantil y en el medio ambiente domiciliario de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, en relación con una fundición de El Paso, Texas Epidemiologic study of lead levels in children and in the household environment in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México, and an area near a foundry in El Paso, Texas, USA

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    Blanca Raquel Ordóñez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió una muestra representativa de los hogares de Ciudad Juárez y el 100% de los situados al noroeste de esa ciudad, cercanos a la fundición de El Paso, Texas, a determinar niveles de plomo en sangre por lo menos un niño de 1 a 9 años de edad de cada hogar, así como el plomo del polvo intradomiciliario y de la tierra de patios, jardines de la misma casa. Se estudió riesgo ocupacional y el de ingestión de plomo por uso de loza. Se encontró que los niveles de plomo en sangre eran mayores en los niños cuyos hogares se encontraban más próximos a la fundición. Hubo una correlación positiva entre niveles de plomo en sangre y el contenido del metal en el polvo intradomiciliario y en la tierra de sus patios o jardines, estos hechos no influyeron el riesgo ocupacional ni el uso de utensilios de loza que desprendieran plomo.A representative overall sampling of households in Ciudad Juárez, plus 100 per cent of the households in an area northwest of that city near a foundry in El Paso, Texas, were studied to determine the bloodlead level of at least one child within the 1-to-9 year age range in each home and the lead content of the dust inside the house and the dirt on its yard or grounds. The occupational risk was studied, as was the risk of lead intake from food prepared in enamel cooking utensils. Bloodlead levels were found to be highest in children whose homes were closest to the foundry. There was a positive correlation between bloodlead levels and the lead content of the dust in the home and the dirt in its yard or grounds. No association was established between the higher lead levels and occupational hazards or the use of enamel cooking utensils that give of lead.

  13. Relationship between solid fraction and distribution of Pb in Al-Pb ingot

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    2001-01-01

    The influence of solid fraction of Al-28Pb alloy mushy on distribution of Pb in Al-Pb ingot was studied. The special electromagnetic stirring apparatus was used to prepare Al-28Pb alloy mushy and the relationship between solid fraction and stirring temperature was gotten. The results show that when solid fraction of Al-28Pb alloy mushy is less than 45%, Pb precipitation usually happens in the ingot. However, Pb precipitation in casting reduces gradually with increasing solid fraction of mushy, and when solid fraction is larger than 45%, Pb precipitation in casting can be removed.

  14. Manejo de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez Managing childhood lead poisoning

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    Morri E Markowitz

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace una revisión del manejo clínico de la intoxicación por plomo en la niñez. Se menciona las definiciones de las diferentes técnicas de medición usadas para la determinación de plomo, y se destacan sus ventajas y posibles limitaciones. La medición de los niveles de plomo sanguíneo puede realizarse utilizando muestra de sangre anticoagulada por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica voltametría anódica. Sin embargo, un método más eficiente para medir las concentraciones de plomo en hueso es mediante fluorescencia de Rayos X o para la determinación sistémica en un nivel bioquímico una técnica adecuada es la determinación de los niveles de plomo en orina. El tratamiento incluye la eliminación de la fuente de exposición, cambios en los hábitos de los niños y una dieta adecuada en calcio y hierro. La quelación con edetato de calcio y succimer elimina el plomo del esqueleto, el cual es eliminado por riñón; puede salvar vidas cuando la intoxicación es importante, y existe una reducción a corto plazo seguida de un aumento subsecuente de los niveles de plomo sanguíneo. En casos graves suele requerirse de dosis repetidas. La terapia de quelación puede ser necesaria en casos de niveles de plomo sanguíneo por arriba de 45 µg/dl. La quelación reduce los niveles de plomo sanguíneo y los síntomas asociados, sin embargo, la disminución cognoscitiva puede ser irreversible, por lo que la utilización de medidas preventivas es mucho mejor que las de curación.This paper reviews the clinical management of children with lead poisoning. A first step is to define the measures to be used in their assessment and be aware of the limitations. Measurements of blood lead levels can be made on anti-coagulated whole blood samples using either: atomic absorption spectroscopy or anodic stripping voltametry. However a more accurate method is fluorescent RX'ray of the skeleton or systematic biochemical tests of lead

  15. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica

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    GONZÁLEZ MIREYA

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales pesados como el plomo, el cadmio y el cromo se encuentran en concentraciones mucho más altas que las informadas en la literatura: Pb, = 3.10 m g/dL-1, máxima: 16.8 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.04 my g/dL-1; Cd, = 0.25 my g/dL-1, máxima: 2.04 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.004 my g/dL-1; y Cr, = 1.43 my g/dL-1, máxima: 4.82 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.05 my g/dL-1. Asimismo, variables como la zona de residencia, el sexo, la edad y la ingesta de comida enlatada no influyen en los niveles de plomo y cromo. Sin embargo, en el caso del cadmio y la edad existe una asociación inversa (ji²= 5.9012, p<= 0.05; gamma = -0.5224, p<= 0.05. Conclusiones. La sialoquímica juega un papel importante en la detección de contaminantes, fármacos, drogas y enfermedades locales y sistémicas. La contaminación por metales pesados sigue siendo un problema de salud pública, por lo que el gobierno debe consolidar un programa cuyo objetivo sea eliminar los diferentes contaminantes del ambiente. Asimismo, se deben realizar otros estudios para verificar la asociación de variables como sexo, edad, uso de cerámica vidriada, alimentación y zona de residencia con las concentraciones de metales pesados en saliva.

  16. Relationship Between the Processing Parameters and the Properties of Semi-solid Processed Al Alloys

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    SangYullee; BomSokKin; SangYonglee; HanJunglee

    2001-01-01

    Relationship between the processing parameters and the properties of semi-solid processed Al alloys were studied and microstructure and mechanical properties of semi-solid processed Al parts for automobile application as a function of processing parameters were compared with those of die-cast parts and forged parts. In addition, the locations for the gate during the semi-solid processing were varied to elucidate the distribution of micro-porosities and resulting mechanical properties and the T6 heat tre...

  17. Relationship between silver concentration with microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy

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    The relationship of Ag addition on microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy was investigated. AlZn alloys were prepared by metal mould casting method and the Ag addition was done by Vortex technique. Microstructural characterization of AlZnAg specimens was analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Results show that the phases of the as-cast state alloy are solid solution zinc-rich hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystal structure, named η-phase and α-Al solid solution with Zn dissolved into the matrix. The silver concentration in AlZn alloy influences the volume of AgZn3 precipitates. The mechanical properties, especially the flow stress and elongation of the alloy were improved by the Ag addition. The Vortex method was used in order to diminish the process cost, generating an alloy with homogenous microstructure, less casting porosity and better mechanical properties.

  18. Análisis de Cadmio y Plomo en aguas superficiales por potenciometría de Stripping

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    Juan Miguel Arias

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    Full Text Available Se realizó la implementación y validación de una metodología analítica para determinar la presencia de cadmio y plomo en aguas supjerficiales como herramienta para la descripción del estado actual y el control cualitativo y cuantitativo de las descargas de estos metales peligrosos en los cuerpos de agua.

  19. Niveles de plomo en la población de alto riesgo y su entorno en San Ignacio, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, México Lead levels in high-risk populations and the surrounding environment in San Ignacio, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, México

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    Eduardo Manzanares-Acuña; Héctor René Vega-Carrillo; Miguel Ángel Salas-Luévano; Víctor Martín Hernández-Dávila; Consuelo Letechipía-de León; Rómulo Bañuelos-Valenzuela

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    OBJETIVO: Determinar la concentración de plomo en la sangre de niños y mujeres, en periodo de lactancia o embarazadas, de la comunidad de San Ignacio, Fresnillo, en Zacatecas, así como en matrices de suelo, plantas, ceniza y barro vidriado, para determinar la exposición que genera una empresa recicladora de metales. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se realizó de diciembre de 2004 al mes de abril de 2005. El Pb en sangre se midió por voltamperometría de redisolución anódica, mientras que se util...

  20. Prácticas y Cambios Contables en la Minería del Plomo de la Carolina (Jaén): Estudio de la Empresa Minera el Guindo en los Años Finales del S. XIX y Primer Cuarto del S. XX

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    José M.ª Carlos Álvarez López; Luis Garrido González; Juan Luis Lillo Criado

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    Hemos investigado sobre los libros contables de la sociedad minera El Guindo (sucursal de la Carolina), situada en el sur de España y dedicada a la extracción de plomo, con el fin de examinar sus prácticas contables y los avances producidos en ellas. Destacamos, como cambios esenciales, en el primer periodo analizado (1899-1925), el paso del criterio de caja al criterio de devengo en los libros principales y, fundamentalmente, la introducción de un criterio de valoración para minerales basado...

  1. Evaluación de plomo en el ambiente ocupacional de una industria de baterías

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    Lina V. Hernández

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de evaluación de riesgo ocupacional por la presencia de plomo en el aire, en una mediana industria de reciclaje y fabricación de baterías eléctricas ubicada en Bogotá, Colombia. Se tomaron muestras de aire en la zona de respiración de las personas, mediante bombas de muestreo personal con filtros de acetato de celulosa para captación de partículas, y se aplicó la metodología de muestreo parcial con muestras consecutivas. El contenido de plomo fue determinado por absorción atómica con llama. Se encontraron concentraciones de plomo en el aire entre no detectable y 6,23 mg Pb/m3 de aire. Los resultados indican que se supera el valor límite umbral (TLV de 0,04 mg Pb/m3 de aire, corregido para la jornada laboral de 48 horas, en actividades de fundición, formación de placas, empaste y oficios varios. La evaluación de riesgo ocupacional confirma el riesgo en todos los puestos de trabajo y en las actividades señaladas durante la mayoría de los muestreos realizados.

  2. Validación de la metodología para la determinación cuantitativa de plomo en tintes cosméticos disponibles en el mercado nacional por espectroscopia de absorción atómica con llama

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    Paulina Silva Trejos

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se validó la metodología analítica para determinar cuantitativamente plomo en tintes cosméticos disponibles en el mercado nacional, por el método de espectroscopia de absorción atómica con llama. Las muestras se digirieron por digestión húmeda con HNO3 al 65 % m/men horno de microondas; el porcentaje de recuperación para la digestión de muestras de 0,25 g y 0,45 g en 5,00 mL fue de 100,5±0,5. El ámbito de linealidad óptimo fue del límite de detección a 5,0 mg/L con un coeficiente de correlación de 0,9998.Los límites de detección y los límites de cuantificación determinados gráficamente por el método de corredor de errores para regresión lineal fueron de 0,12 ±0,02 mg/L y 0,21±0,02 mg/L, respectivamente. Se evaluó la precisión determinando la repetitividad como desviación estándar de 5 réplicas de un tinte positivo para plomo, de acuerdo con la definición de la ISO,2√2*σ, y se obtuvo un valor de 2,3. La veracidad se determinó por medio de los porcentajes de recuperación evaluados, agregando alícuotas de patrones de plomo a muestras de tinte y comparándolo con muestras de igual masa a las que no se les realizó adición. Las muestras de tintes se obtuvieron en puestos de venta, tales como farmacias, suplidoras de belleza,supermercados, centros de ventas de productos naturales y el mercado central de San José. De los tintes analizados, de marca Youthair, de fabricación norteamericana, Doni, Mont D’Or, Matador y Siempre Joven, producidos localmente, contienen acetato de plomo como ingrediente activo

  3. Relationship between silver concentration with microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy

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    Valdez, S., E-mail: svaldez@fis.unam.mx [Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Av. Universidad S/N, Col. Chamilpa, 062210 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Perez, R.; Rodriguez-Diaz, R.A. [Instituto de Ciencias Fisicas-Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Av. Universidad S/N, Col. Chamilpa, 062210 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Angeles-Chavez, C. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Eje central Lazaro Cardenas 152, Mexico D.F. 07730 (Mexico); Casolco, S.R. [Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Puebla, Via Atlixcayotl 2301. Puebla, Pue. 2800 (Mexico)

    2010-05-25

    The relationship of Ag addition on microstructural and mechanical properties of rolled AlZn alloy was investigated. AlZn alloys were prepared by metal mould casting method and the Ag addition was done by Vortex technique. Microstructural characterization of AlZnAg specimens was analyzed by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Results show that the phases of the as-cast state alloy are solid solution zinc-rich hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystal structure, named {eta}-phase and {alpha}-Al solid solution with Zn dissolved into the matrix. The silver concentration in AlZn alloy influences the volume of AgZn{sub 3} precipitates. The mechanical properties, especially the flow stress and elongation of the alloy were improved by the Ag addition. The Vortex method was used in order to diminish the process cost, generating an alloy with homogenous microstructure, less casting porosity and better mechanical properties.

  4. Niveles de plomo y cadmio en agua marina y lapas (Patella vulgata L.) de la Ría de Vigo

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    Pérez López, M.; M.C Nóvoa; J. Alonso; M. A. García Fernández; M.J. Melgar

    2003-01-01

    El empleo de seres vivos para monitorizar la contaminación por metales pesados en los ecosistemas acuáticos es de extremo interés en el campo de la ecotoxicología. En el presente estudio se han recogido muestras de agua marina y de lapas (Patella vulgata L.) de distintos puntos de la Ría de Vigo, con la intención de determinar en ellos los niveles de plomo y cadmio, por medio de una técnica de voltamperometría. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron una relación estrecha entr...

  5. Tratamientos postfermentativos del vinagre: conservación en botella, envejecimiento acelerado y eliminación del plomo

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    Labbé Pino, Mariela Alejandra

    2007-01-01

    La presente investigación se ha dividido en tres temas, el primero de ellos ha estudiado los efectos de diferentes condiciones de almacenamiento sobre las características de vinagres comerciales. El segundo, ha estudiado el envejecimiento de vinagres con virutas de roble. Finalmente, se ha estudiado la reducción de plomo en vinagres a nivel trazas mediante el uso de una resina de intercambio catiónico. En el estudio de conservación, se han empleado vinagres de manzana y de vino chardonnay, ca...

  6. Determinants of blood-lead levels in children in Callao and Lima metropolitan area Determinación de los niveles de plomo en sangre de niños de El Callao y del área metropolitana de Lima

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    Rocío Espinoza

    2003-01-01

    . En esta zona se detectó un área de almacenamiento de minerales como una fuente importante de exposición. Los niños que viven cerca de esta área tenían en promedio un exceso de 13 µg/dl en sangre. Para los participantes de la zona de Lima el riesgo de presentar niveles por encima de 10 µg/dl se asoció con la exposición a tráfico vehicular. CONCLUSIONES: Para Lima Metropolitana se puede concluir que los niveles de plomo en sangre no representan un problema urgente, sin embargo, el reducir el plomo de la gasolina se acompaña de un beneficio importante. En contraste, para el área cercana al puerto de El Callao, nuestro estudio demuestra la presencia de sitios de almacenamiento de minerales que representan un riesgo importante para la salud de los niños que viven en esta zona.

  7. Influencia de las propiedades edáficas en la electromovilidad del plomo y cinc en el suelo de Ciudad Real

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    Ruiz López, Carmen

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    En el presente trabajo de investigación se ha llevado a cabo el estudio de las propiedades de distintos tipos de suelos de Ciudad Real y se ha visto cómo influían esas propiedades en la electromovilidad del plomo y cinc.

  8. Uso de los datos de plumbemia para evaluar y prevenir el envenenamiento infantil por plomo en Latinoamérica Use of blood lead data in epidemiological studies to assess and prevent childhood lead poisoning in Latin America

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    Isabelle Romieu

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La exposición al plomo es una amenaza seria para la salud de los niños, que se encuentra ampliamente distribuida en la Región de América Latina. Los funcionarios de salud pública necesitan identificar fuentes de exposición al plomo, así como sus efectos en la salud, para poder diseñar, implantar y evaluar las actividades preventivas y de control. Para evaluar la magnitud del problema del plomo es necesario definir tres elementos clave: a las fuentes potenciales de exposición, b los indicadores que se utilizarán para evaluar los efectos en la salud y la exposición en el medio ambiente, y c las estrategias de muestreo de la población en riesgo. Se pueden utilizar varias estrategias con el fin de seleccionar la población blanco dependiendo de los objetivos del estudio, el tiempo límite y los recursos disponibles. Si el objetivo es evaluar la magnitud y las fuentes del problema pueden emplearse los siguientes métodos de muestreo: a el muestreo al azar basado en la población; b el muestreo al azar basado en las facilidades dentro de los hospitales, las guarderías o las escuelas; c el muestreo objetivo de los grupos de alto riesgo; d el muestreo de conveniencia (de voluntarios, y e el reporte de los casos (éste puede conducir a la identificación de las poblaciones en riesgo, además de las fuentes de exposición. Para todos los diseños de muestreo, la información debe incluir tanto el uso de un cuestionario para el informe general de los participantes y de las fuentes potenciales locales de exposición, como la recolección de las muestras biológicas. En la interpretación de los datos se debe considerar el tipo de muestreo utilizado, el porcentaje de falta de respuesta y los factores que pueden influir en las mediciones del plomo en sangre, como la edad y la variación de la temporada. Las mediciones del plomo en la sangre se deben integrar dentro de una estrategia general para la prevención de toxicidad.Exposure to lead is a

  9. Response to Julian et al. (2015) "Comment on and Reinterpretation of Gabriel et al. (2014) `Fish Mercury and Surface Water Sulfate Relationships in the Everglades Protection Area'"

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    Gabriel, Mark C.; Axelrad, Don; Orem, William; Osborne, Todd Z.

    2015-06-01

    The purpose of this forum is to respond to a rebuttal submitted by Julian et al., Environ Manag 55:1-5, 2015 where they outlined their overall disagreement with the data preparation, methods, and interpretation of results presented in Gabriel et al. (Environ Manag 53:583-593, 2014). Here, we provide background information on the research premise presented in Gabriel et al. (Environ Manag 53:583-593, 2014) and provide a defense for this work using five themes. In spite of what Julian et al. perceive as limitations in the sampling methods and analytical tools used for this work, the relationships found between fish total mercury and surface water sulfate concentrations in Gabriel et al. (Environ Manag 53:583-593, 2014) are comparable to relationships between pore water methylmercury (MeHg) and pore water sulfate found in past studies indicating that sulfate is important to MeHg production and bioaccumulation in the Everglades. Julian et al. state "…there is no way to justify any ecosystem-wide sulfur strategy as a management approach to reduce mercury risk in the (Everglades) as suggested by Gabriel et al. (Environ Manag 53:583-593, 2014), Corrales et al. (Sci Tot Environ 409:2156-2162, 2011) and Orem et al. (Rev Environ Sci Technol 41 (S1):249-288, 2011)." We disagree, and having stated why sulfate input reduction to the Everglades may be the most effective means of reducing mercury in Everglades fish, it is important that research on sulfur and mercury biogeochemistry continues. If further studies support the relationship between sulfate loading reduction and MeHg reduction, sulfur mass balance studies should commence to (1) better quantify agricultural and connate seawater sulfate inputs and (2) define opportunities to reduce sulfate inputs to the Everglades ecosystem.

  10. Pb-Al relationships in waterfowl feces discriminate between sources of Pb exposure

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    Martinez-Haro, M. [Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ronda de Toledo, 13071 Ciudad Real (Spain); Department of Wetland Ecology, Estacion Biologica de Donana - CSIC, Americo Vespucio, 41092 Sevilla (Spain); Taggart, M.A. [Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ronda de Toledo, 13071 Ciudad Real (Spain); Mateo, R., E-mail: rafael.mateo@uclm.e [Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegeticos, IREC (CSIC-UCLM-JCCM), Ronda de Toledo, 13071 Ciudad Real (Spain)

    2010-07-15

    Hunted mallards (n = 56) were collected in the Ebro Delta (Spain) in 2007-08 to evaluate the use of feces as a non-invasive monitoring method to study lead shot ingestion. The prevalence of Pb shot ingestion in these birds was 28.6%, and similar to that reported before a ban on Pb shot use in 2003. Lead concentrations in terminal intestinal contents were higher in mallards with Pb shot in their gizzard. Feces Pb concentrations >34 {mu}g/g d.w were indicative of Pb shot ingestion, and background Pb levels were <12.5 {mu}g/g d.w. To discriminate between birds ingesting soil Pb, and those ingesting Pb shot, we correlated Al and Pb levels and showed that mallards with ingested Pb shot in the gizzard stood out as outliers within the regression. Feces Pb-Al relationships can be used as a simple non-invasive tool in monitoring programs regarding Pb shot ingestion in birds. - By analysing Pb-Al levels in feces, a simple non-invasive method can help determine sources of Pb exposure in waterfowl.

  11. Pb-Al relationships in waterfowl feces discriminate between sources of Pb exposure

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    Hunted mallards (n = 56) were collected in the Ebro Delta (Spain) in 2007-08 to evaluate the use of feces as a non-invasive monitoring method to study lead shot ingestion. The prevalence of Pb shot ingestion in these birds was 28.6%, and similar to that reported before a ban on Pb shot use in 2003. Lead concentrations in terminal intestinal contents were higher in mallards with Pb shot in their gizzard. Feces Pb concentrations >34 μg/g d.w were indicative of Pb shot ingestion, and background Pb levels were <12.5 μg/g d.w. To discriminate between birds ingesting soil Pb, and those ingesting Pb shot, we correlated Al and Pb levels and showed that mallards with ingested Pb shot in the gizzard stood out as outliers within the regression. Feces Pb-Al relationships can be used as a simple non-invasive tool in monitoring programs regarding Pb shot ingestion in birds. - By analysing Pb-Al levels in feces, a simple non-invasive method can help determine sources of Pb exposure in waterfowl.

  12. Aluminium-induced ion transport in Arabidopsis: the relationship between Al tolerance and root ion flux.

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    Bose, Jayakumar; Babourina, Olga; Shabala, Sergey; Rengel, Zed

    2010-06-01

    Aluminium (Al) rhizotoxicity coincides with low pH; however, it is unclear whether plant tolerance to these two factors is controlled by the same mechanism. To address this question, the Al-resistant alr104 mutant, two Al-sensitive mutants (als3 and als5), and wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana were compared in long-term exposure (solution culture) and in short-term exposure experiments (H(+) and K(+) fluxes, rhizosphere pH, and plasma membrane potential, E(m)). Based on biomass accumulation, als5 and alr104 showed tolerance to low pH, whereas alr104 was tolerant to the combined low-pH/Al treatment. The sensitivity of the als5 and als3 mutants to the Al stress was similar. The Al-induced decrease in H(+) influx at the distal elongation zone (DEZ) and Al-induced H(+) efflux at the mature zone (MZ) were higher in the Al-sensitive mutants (als3 and als5) than in the wild type and the alr104 mutant. Under combined low-pH/Al treatment, alr104 and the wild type had depolarized plasma membranes for the entire 30 min measurement period, whereas in the Al-sensitive mutants (als3 and als5), initial depolarization to around -60 mV became hyperpolarization at -110 mV after 20 min. At the DEZ, the E(m) changes corresponded to the changes in K(+) flux: K(+) efflux was higher in alr104 and the wild type than in the als3 and als5 mutants. In conclusion, Al tolerance in the alr104 mutant correlated with E(m) depolarization, higher K(+) efflux, and higher H(+) influx, which led to a more alkaline rhizosphere under the combined low-pH/Al stress. Low-pH tolerance (als5) was linked to higher H(+) uptake under low-pH stress, which was abolished by Al exposure. PMID:20497972

  13. The Microstructure-Processing-Property Relationships in an Al Matrix Composite System Reinforced by Al-Cu-Fe Alloy Particles

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    Fei Tang

    2004-12-19

    Metal matrix composites (MMC), especially Al matrix composites, received a lot of attention during many years of research because of their promise for the development of automotive and aerospace materials with improved properties and performance, such as lighter weight and better structural properties, improved thermal conductivity and wear resistance. In order to make the MMC materials more viable in various applications, current research efforts on the MMCs should continue to focus on two important aspects, including improving the properties of MMCs and finding more economical techniques to produce MMCs. Solid state vacuum sintering was studied in tap densified Al powder and in hot quasi-isostatically forged samples composed of commercial inert gas atomized or high purity Al powder, generated by a gas atomization reaction synthesis (GARS) technique. The GARS process results in spherical Al powder with a far thinner surface oxide. The overall results indicated the enhanced ability of GARS-processed Al and Al alloy powders for solid state sintering, which may lead to simplification of current Al powder consolidation processing methods. Elemental Al-based composites reinforced with spherical Al-Cu-Fe alloy powders were produced by quasi-isostatic forging and vacuum hot pressing (VHP) consolidation methods. Microstructures and tensile properties of AYAl-Cu-Fe composites were characterized. It was proved that spherical Al-Cu-Fe alloy powders can serve as an effective reinforcement particulate for elemental Al-based composites, because of their high hardness and a preferred type of matrix/reinforcement interfacial bonding, with reduced strain concentration around the particles. Ultimate tensile strength and yield strength of the composites were increased over the corresponding Al matrix values, far beyond typical observations. This remarkable strengthening was achieved without precipitation hardening and without severe strain hardening during consolidation because of

  14. Las Metalotioneínas de mamífero como agentes detoxificadores de plomo(II)

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    Pérez Zúñiga, Catalina Trinidad

    2013-01-01

    El plomo es uno de los metales más nocivos para la salud humana y su incidencia en la misma deber ser tenida en cuenta debido a su amplia distribución en el medio ambiente. El catión Pb(II) interactúa preferentemente con proteínas que contienen Zn(II) (ALAD, CadC, GATA, dedos de Zn) y Ca(II) (CaM, PKC, syt) causando no sólo interferencias en algunos procesos metabólicos (principalmente la biosíntesis de hemoglobina), sino que también inhibe varias enzimas, provocando daños en el sistema nervi...

  15. Intervención ambiental en sitios contaminados por plomo: la experiencia en los Estados Unidos de América Environmental intervention in sites contaminated by lead: the United States of America experience

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    Nicholas Ceto

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Durante una década, los organismos estatales y federales han trabajado de manera conjunta con las comunidades a lo largo del territorio estadounidense, con el objeto de valorar el riesgo a la salud que implica la contaminación por plomo en las zonas residenciales. A menudo dichas comunidades han estado vinculadas con instalaciones destinadas anteriormente a actividades como la minería y la metalurgia; sin embargo, existen otras industrias como por ejemplo la fabricación de pinturas y el reciclaje de baterías, también identificadas como fuentes de contaminación por este metal. La vasta experiencia en las tareas de limpieza de los sitios contaminados ha puesto de manifiesto que los amplios programas destinados a identificar y manejar las vías de exposición pueden ayudar, de manera efectiva, a disminuir los niveles de plomo en sangre de las poblaciones más suceptibles, como la de los de niños en edades tempranas. Los programas de intervención ambiental son más efectivos cuando en las localidades afectadas se ejecutan programas de educación/intervención en salud, orientados al desarrollo de estrategias individualizadas para manejar el riesgo que implica la presencia de dicho metal en el ambiente.For a decade, state and federal agencies have worked jointly with communities throughout the USA, with the objective of measuring the health-risk from lead pollution in residential zones. Often these communities have been linked with facilities previously associated with activities like mining and metallurgy; nevertheless, there are other industries like paint manufacturing and battery recycling, that have also been identified as lead pollution sources. The vast experience in cleaning up the contaminated sites has shown that ample programs designed to identify and handle the exposure routes can help, in an effective manner, to diminish blood lead levels (BLL in susceptible populations, such as in young children. Environmental intervention

  16. Niveles de plomo en los individuos de la necrópolis tardorromana de la c/ Virgen de la Misericordia (Valencia)

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    Gallello, Gianni; Larini, Alessia; Bartoli, Fulvio; Mallegni, Francesco; Díaz Pastor, Agustín; Díez Castillo, Agustín

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo general de este estudio ha sido determinar los contenidos de plomo (Pb) en restos de huesos y suelos de la necrópolis de la c/ Virgen de la Misericordia (Valencia) para reconstruir el proceso de transición del elemento (desde el sedimento hacia los huesos y viceversa) debido a la acción de los procesos diagenéticos.

  17. Intoxicación por plomo y otros problemas de salud en niños de poblaciones aledañas a relaves mineros

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    Jonh Astete

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar los niveles de plomo y otros problemas de salud en menores de 10 años residentes en las comunidades de Quiulacocha y Champamarca, Pasco. Materiales y métodos. Estudio transversal realizado en septiembre de 2005. Se incluyó a todos los niños de ambas comunidades altoandinas aledañas a relaves mineros. Se realizó medición de los niveles de plomo y hemoglobina en sangre así como la evaluación antropométrica y del desarrollo psicomotor. Resultados. La prevalencia de intoxicación por plomo (Pb>10 µg/dL fue de 84,7%, la media de plumbemia fue 15,79 ± 4,85 µg/dL (rango: 6,17-34,53 µg/dL. La mayoría (55,8% de los niños de ambas comunidades estaban con desnutrición crónica, 23,0% tenían anemia, y 5,9% tenían retardo mental. Los niños de Quiulacocha tenían un desarrollo psicomotor normal en 79,2% de los casos y en Champamarca 85,4%. Conclusiones. Cuatro de cada cinco niños de estas comunidades tiene intoxicación plúmbica. Los relaves mineros son una fuente de contaminación por plomo para los niños que viven en zonas aledañas, se deben realizar intervenciones en estas comunidades.

  18. Estado de conocimiento de las concentraciones de cadmio, mercurio y plomo en organismos acuáticos de Venezuela - Current state of knowledge of the concentrations of cadmium, mercury and lead from aquatic organisms of Venezuela

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    Salazar Lugo, Raquel

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEn Venezuela, la contaminación por metales pesados está relacionadacon el desarrollo de la industria siderúrgica y petrolera, así como a la explotación indiscriminada de otros metales como el oro. Está bastante documentada la contaminación del lago de Maracaibo dado al desarrollo en sus cercanías de actividades urbanas, industriales, mineras y agropecuarias; del lago de Valencia, del río Tuy, Orinoco y Manzanares, entre otros En este trabajo se revisa el estado de conocimiento, en los últimos 10 años, de la concentración de plomo, cadmio y mercurio en especies acuáticas de diferentes áreas del País.SummaryContamination due to trace metals in Venezuela is related withindiscriminate exploitation of metals like gold, transport of river runoff, oil and siderurgica industries and urban zones. The Tuy, Orinoco, Tigre, Manzanares rivers and others basins as Valencia and Maracaibo lakes has been reported as polluted for many years. In this work, we reviewed the state of knowledge, in the last 10 years, of metals concentrations specially lead, cadmium and mercury, in aquatic species from diverse areas of country.

  19. Aluminium-induced ion transport in Arabidopsis: the relationship between Al tolerance and root ion flux

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    Bose, Jayakumar; Babourina, Olga; Shabala, Sergey; RENGEL, ZED

    2010-01-01

    Aluminium (Al) rhizotoxicity coincides with low pH; however, it is unclear whether plant tolerance to these two factors is controlled by the same mechanism. To address this question, the Al-resistant alr104 mutant, two Al-sensitive mutants (als3 and als5), and wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana were compared in long-term exposure (solution culture) and in short-term exposure experiments (H+ and K+ fluxes, rhizosphere pH, and plasma membrane potential, E m). Based on biomass accumulation, als5 and...

  20. "Close relationships and self-regulation: How relationship satisfaction facilitates momentary goal pursuit": Correction to Hofmann et al. (2015).

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    2016-04-01

    Reports an error in "Close relationships and self-regulation: How relationship satisfaction facilitates momentary goal pursuit" by Wilhelm Hofmann, Eli J. Finkel and Gráinne M. Fitzsimons (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2015[Sep], Vol 109[3], 434-452). In the article, Study 2: Experimental Manipulation of SRS, the Results section, the Hypothesis testing subsection, second sentence, an incorrect t value is reported. The t value reported t(193)=0.40, p .084 for the self-reported goal focus should have been t(193)=1.74, p=.084. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2015-28933-001.) In the new millennium, scholars have built a robust intersection between close-relationships research and self-regulation research. However, virtually no work has investigated how the most basic and broad indicator of relationship quality, relationship satisfaction, affects self-regulation and vice versa. In the present research, we show that higher relationship satisfaction promotes a motivational mind-set that is conducive for effective self-regulation, and thus for goal progress and performance. In Study 1-a large-scale, intensive experience sampling project of 115 couples (total N = 230)-we closely tracked fluctuations in state relationship satisfaction (SRS) and 4 parameters of effective self-regulation according to our conceptual model. Dyadic process analyses showed that individuals experiencing higher SRS than they typically do exhibited higher levels of (a) perceived control, (b) goal focus, (c) perceived partner support, and (d) positive affect during goal pursuit than they typically exhibit. Together, these 4 self-regulation-relevant variables translated into higher rates of daily progress on specific, idiographic goals. In Study 2 (N = 195), we employed a novel experimental manipulation of SRS, replicating the link between SRS and parameters of effective self-regulation. Taken together, these findings suggest that momentary increases

  1. Acumulación de plomo en hueso y sus efectos en la salud Lead storage in bone and its effects on health

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    Luz Helena Sanín

    1998-07-01

    Full Text Available Los efectos nocivos del plomo han sido conocidos desde tiempos antiguos por su amplia gama; este metal afecta prácticamente todos los órganos y sistemas del cuerpo humano. Recientemente se han documentado efectos tóxicos crónicos en los sistemas cardiovascular y nervioso, con niveles que antes se consideraban seguros. El sitio primario de almacenamiento de plomo en el organismo es el hueso, pero sólo hasta fechas recientes se ha clarificado la significancia toxicológica de este hecho. En este artículo se analiza el papel del plomo en hueso como fuente de exposición endógena, como biomarcador de exposición crónica y como tejido blanco. Se presentan además los avances recientes para la medición de plomo en hueso mediante los rayos X-fluorescentes (XRF. Finalmente se revisa la importancia, para la salud pública, de estudiar y medir el plomo en hueso en lugares con una historia de exposición crónica como la Ciudad de México y en los ambientes ocupacionales, especialmente como fuente remanente de exposición. Se analiza especialmente el caso de mujeres en edad reproductiva, quienes pueden convertirse en fuentes de exposición para el feto y para el niño amamantado.The adverse effects of lead have been known for long since the metal affects practically all organs and systems of the human body. Recently, toxic effects have been reported in the cardiovascular and nervous systems at lead levels previously considered to be secure. The main lead storage site in the body is bone. The toxicologic significance of this fact has been clarified only recently. The present study analyzes the role of lead as an endogenous source of exposure, as a chronic exposure biomarker and as a target organ. Recent advances to measure bone lead through fluorescent X-Rays are discussed. Additionally, the importance of bone lead from a public health perspective in places with a chronic history of exposure such as Mexico City, and in some occupational

  2. The relationship between viscosity and glass forming ability of Al-(Ni)-Yb alloy systems

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    2010-01-01

    The dynamic viscosity of Al-Yb and Al-Ni-Yb superheated melts was measured using a torsional oscillation viscometer. The results show that the temperature dependence of viscosity fits the Arrhenius law well and the fitting factors are calculated. The amorphous ribbons of these alloys were produced by the melt spinning technique and the thermal properties were characterized by using a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). E (the activation energy for viscous flow), which reflects the change rate of viscosity, has a good negative relation with the GFA in both Al-Yb and Al-Ni-Yb systems. However, there is no direct relation between liquidus viscosity (ηL) and GFA. The superheated fragility M can predict GFA in Al-Yb or Al-Ni-Yb alloy system.

  3. Contaminación por perdigones de plomo en humedales y evaluación de los aportes de grit como medida para reducir el plumbismo en aves acuáticas.

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    Martínez Haro, Mónica

    2010-01-01

    Con esta Tesis Doctoral se ha estudiado la problemática de la intoxicación por plomo en aves acuáticas en lagunas gaditanas con elevadas densidades de perdigones de plomo en sedimento, y se ha profundizado en el conocimiento de la selección de grit por aves acuáticas, con el fin de conocer diversos aspectos que pueden ser importantes de cara a poner en práctica el aporte de grit como medida paliativa del plumbismo. Los resultados obtenidos indican que las aves acuáticas, y en especial las aná...

  4. Evaluación del efecto genotóxico y la susceptibilidad individual por exposición a plomo ambiental en la vereda la Bonga, Atlántico, Colombia

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    Vergara García, Ángela Patricia

    2014-01-01

    El plomo es un metal pesado no esencial para la vida, bioacumulable y persistente en el medio ambiente. Este interactúa con el ADN generando dobles enlaces o aductos, rupturas de cadena simple, doble y mutagénesis. En este estudio se evaluaron niveles de plomo en sangre (biomarcador de exposición), daño en el ADN mediante el ensayo cometa y el test de micronúcleos (biomarcador de efecto) y polimorfismos del gen ALAD (biomarcador de susceptibilidad) en 59 individuos expuestos ambientalmente a ...

  5. LÍMITES PERMISIBLES DE ACUMULACIÓN DE CADMIO, NÍQUEL Y PLOMO EN SUELOS DEL VALLE DEL MEZQUITAL, HIDALGO

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    Antonio Vázquez-Alarcón; Lenom J. Cajuste; Rogelio Carrillo-González; Benjamín Zamudio-González; Edna Álvarez-Sánchez; Javier Z. Castellanos-Ramos

    2005-01-01

    En México, se carece de información relativa a la calidad de suelos en términos del contenido de metales pesados. Los datos disponibles corresponden a información generada en otros países, extrapolada a los suelos nacionales. Con el presente estudio se trata de realizar una aproximación a los valores de referencia de acumulación de cadmio, níquel y plomo en suelos. La metodología consistió en resolver un modelo que relaciona el límite permisible de acumulación con variables como dosis de inge...

  6. Determinación de plomo en diversos tejidos de animales suplementados oralmente con cieno de acetileno (cenizas de carburo) por períodos de tiempo prolongados

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    Hernández Barreto, Miguel A; García Díaz, Pedro; Sánchez Álvarez, Carmen; Brito Alberto, Elio; Rodríguez Jiménez, Livia

    2005-01-01

    Se realizaron determinaciones de plomo a partir de 11 muestras de sangre y 20 de leche procedentes de hembras bovinas que habían sido suplementadas oralmente con Cieno de Acetileno a razón de 140 g diarios mezclados con melaza de caña. De igual forma, se realizaron determinaciones de ese metal pesado a partir de muestras de sangre, hígado, muslo y pechuga de 6 gallinas reproductoras que recibieron unos 3,3 g diarios del residual industrial mezclado con el pienso durante más de 90 días. En el ...

  7. Diseño básico del proceso de desulfurización en el reciclaje de baterías ácido-plomo

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    Prado García, Mario Manuel

    2005-01-01

    El objetivo del presente proyecto es el diseño básico del proceso de desulfurización en el reciclaje de las baterías ácido-plomo para disminuir los problemas operativos y medio ambientales que se producen. Esta desulfurización se realizará extrayendo el azufre presente en la denominada pasta de la batería mediante la reacción con carbonato potásico en disolución acuosa, antes de que la pasta sea introducida en el horno de fundición.

  8. Procedimiento de síntesis de materiales piezoeléctricos de titanato circonato de plomo modificado con neodimio y mediante un procedimiento sol-gel.

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    Ayerbe de Aragón Aguilera, Asunción; Blanco Delgado, Carmen

    2001-01-01

    La invención tiene por objeto la síntesis de materiales piezoeléctricos de titanato-circonato de plomo (PZT), modificado con neodimio (PNZT) (entre 6 -10% moles de iones neodimio (Nd3+)), mediante procedimiento sol-gel modificado, determinando el valor exacto de las variables que intervienen en el proceso de preparación de los polvos precursores e innovando el proceso de secado de los polvos precursores mediante la introducción de la liofilización. Tras la calcinación y sinterización de los p...

  9. Microstructure/processing relationships in high-energy high-rate consolidated powder composites of Nb-stabilized Ti3Al+TiAl

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    Persad, C.; Lee, B.; Hou, C.; Eliezer, Z.; Marcus, H.L.

    1989-01-01

    A new approach to powder processing is employed in forming titanium aluminide composites. The processing consists of internal heating of a customized powder blend by a fast electrical discharge of a homopolar generator. The high-energy high-rate '1MJ in 1s' pulse permits rapid heating of an electrically conducting powder mixture in a cold wall die. This short time at temperature approach offers the opportunity to control phase transformations and the degree of microstructural coarsening not readily possible with standard powder-processing approaches. This paper describes the consolidation results of titanium aluminide-based powder-composite materials. The focus of this study was the definition of microstructure/processing relationships for each of the composite constituents, first as monoliths and then in composite forms. Non-equilibrium phases present in rapidly solidified TiAl powders are transformed to metastable intermediates en route to the equilibrium gamma phase.

  10. Relationships among the Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Fatigue Behavior in Thin Ti6Al4V

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    Y. Fan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The microstructures of Ti6Al4V are complex and strongly affect its mechanical properties and fatigue behavior. This paper investigates the role of microstructure on mechanical and fatigue properties of thin-section Ti6Al4V sheets, with the aim of reviewing the effects of microstructure on fatigue properties where suboptimal microstructures might result following heat treatment of assemblies that may not be suited to further annealing, for example, following laser welding. Samples of Ti6Al4V sheet were subjected to a range of heat treatments, including annealing and water quenching from temperatures ranging from 650°C to 1050°C. Micrographs of these samples were inspected for microstructure, and hardness, 0.2% proof stress, elongation, and fracture strength were measured and attributed back to microstructure. Fractography was used to support the findings from microstructure and mechanical analyses. The strength ranking from high to low for the microstructures of thin Ti6Al4V sheets observed in this study is as follows: acicular α′ martensite, Widmanstätten, bimodal, and equiaxed microstructure. The fatigue strength ranking from high to low is as follows: equiaxed, bimodal, Widmanstätten, and acicular α′ martensite microstructure.

  11. The structure-property relationships of powder processed Fe-Al-Si alloys

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    Prichard, P.D.

    1998-02-23

    Iron-aluminum alloys have been extensively evaluated as semi-continuous product such as sheet and bar, but have not been evaluated by net shape P/M processing techniques such as metal injection molding. The alloy compositions of iron-aluminum alloys have been optimized for room temperature ductility, but have limited high temperature strength. Hot extruded powder alloys in the Fe-Al-Si system have developed impressive mechanical properties, but the effects of sintering on mechanical properties have not been explored. This investigation evaluated three powder processed Fe-Al-Si alloys: Fe-15Al, Fe-15Al-2.8Si, Fe-15Al-5Si (atomic %). The powder alloys were produced with a high pressure gas atomization (HPGA) process to obtain a high fraction of metal injection molding (MIM) quality powder (D{sub 84} < 32 {micro}m). The powders were consolidated either by P/M hot extrusion or by vacuum sintering. The extruded materials were near full density with grain sizes ranging from 30 to 50 {micro}m. The vacuum sintering conditions produced samples with density ranging from 87% to 99% of theoretical density, with an average grain size ranging from 26 {micro}m to 104 {micro}m. Mechanical property testing was conducted on both extruded and sintered material using a small punch test. Tensile tests were conducted on extruded bar for comparison with the punch test data. Punch tests were conducted from 25 to 550 C to determine the yield strength, and fracture energy for each alloy as a function of processing condition. The ductile to brittle transition temperature (DBTT) was observed to increase with an increasing silicon content. The Fe-15Al-2.8Si alloy was selected for more extensive testing due to the combination of high temperature strength and low temperature toughness due to the two phase {alpha} + DO{sub 3} structure. This investigation provided a framework for understanding the effects of silicon in powder processing and mechanical property behavior of Fe-Al-Si alloys.

  12. Origin of the modified orientation relationship for S(S'')-phase in Al-Mg-Cu alloys

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    Kovarik, L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, 2041 College Road, Watts Hall 477, Columbus, OH 43201 (United States)]. E-mail: kovarik.8@osu.edu; Miller, M.K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6136 (United States); Court, S.A. [Novelis Technology AG, CH-8212 Neuhausen (Switzerland); Mills, M.J. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, 2041 College Road, Watts Hall 477, Columbus, OH 43201 (United States)

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    The formation of S-phase with a modified orientation relationship (OR) has been previously observed in several Al-Cu-Mg alloys. In this paper, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and Z-contrast imaging have been used to study the origin of the modified OR in an alloy with low Cu/Mg ratio and small Si addition. Based on the observations, and supported by ab initio simulations, the formation is governed by coherency at the (0 2 1){sub S}//(0 1 4){sub Al} S-phase/matrix interface, which is shown to coexist with the more commonly reported (0 0 1){sub S}//(0 2 1){sub Al} interface. This new (0 2 1){sub S}//(0 1 4){sub Al} S-phase/matrix interface explanation is compared with previously published explanations based on the invariant line concept and establishment of a different S-phase/matrix interface. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and atom probe tomography indicate that the S-phase is slightly enriched in Si. The role of Si as well as the overall alloy composition is discussed. Because of the similarities between our results and the early work of Bagaryatsky, the S''-phase notation is adopted for this early-forming, strained version of the S-phase.

  13. Processing-microstructure-property relationships for cold spray powder deposition of Al-Cu alloys

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    Leazer, Jeremy D.

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    Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This thesis presents research on the cold gas-dynamic spray process applied to the deposition of aluminum-copper alloy coatings. Cold spray deposition is a process utilized to create corrosion protection coatings and to perform additive repair for aluminum structures. This thesis utilized a series of Al-Cu binary alloy powders, from 2–5 weight percent copper and characterized their chemistry and microstructure. The powders were deposit...

  14. Relationship between Matern al Nutritional Status and Infant Birth Weight of Vegetarians in DKI Jakarta

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    Sandra Fikawati; Dwi Wahyuni; Ahmad Syafiq

    2012-01-01

    Infant’s birth weight, especially low birth weight (LBW), areintergenerational issues that will affect the cycle of life.Vegetarian diets are at risk because limited food consumption could cause nutrient deficiencies. This retrospective studyaims to determine the relationship between maternal nutritional status (pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and weight gain during pregnancy) and infant’s birth weight among vegetarians in Jakarta. The total sample of 85 children aged 1 month to 5 years w...

  15. Relationship between Matern al Nutritional Status and Infant Birth Weight of Vegetarians in DKI Jakarta

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    Sandra Fikawati

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Infant’s birth weight, especially low birth weight (LBW, areintergenerational issues that will affect the cycle of life.Vegetarian diets are at risk because limited food consumption could cause nutrient deficiencies. This retrospective studyaims to determine the relationship between maternal nutritional status (pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI and weight gain during pregnancy and infant’s birth weight among vegetarians in Jakarta. The total sample of 85 children aged 1 month to 5 years was selected purposively. Results showed that the mean of pre-pregnancy BMI of vegetarian mothers is 20.2 kg/m2 (±2.2 kg/m2, pregnancy weight gain is 15.5 kg (±6.4 kg and infant’s birth weight is 3212 gs (±417.7 gs. Pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain were significantly associated with infant’s birth weight of vegetarians. There is no relationship between pre-pregnancy BMI and pregnancy weight gain. Multivariate analysis found that pre-pregnancy BMI, protein, vitamin B12, iron, and Zn intakes and sex has relationship with infant’s birthweight. It is recommended that vegetarian mothers should get information about the importance of pre-pregnancy nutrition, optimal pregnancy weight gain, and maintaining adequate intake of protein, vitamin B12, iron, and Zn during pregnancy

  16. A 1500 yr warm-season temperature record from varved Lago Plomo, Northern Patagonia (47° S) and implications for the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO)

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    Elbert, J.; Jacques-Coper, M.; Van Daele, M.; Urrutia, R.; Grosjean, M.

    2013-04-01

    High-resolution records of calibrated proxy data for the past 2000 yr are fundamental to place current changes into the context of pre-industrial natural forced and unforced variability. Although the need for regional spatially explicit comprehensive reconstructions is widely recognized, the proxy data sources are still scarce, particularly for the Southern Hemisphere and South America. We provide a 1500 yr long warm season temperature record from varved Lago Plomo, a proglacial lake of the Northern Patagonian Ice field in southern Chile (46°59' S, 72°52' W, 203 m). The thickness of the bright summer sediment layer relative to the dark winter layer (measured as total brightness; % reflectance 400-730 nm) is calibrated against warm season SONDJF temperature (1900-2009; r = 0.58, p(aut) = 0.056, RE = 0.52; CE = 0.15, RMSEP = 0.28 °C; five-year triangular filtered data). In Lago Plomo, warm summer temperatures lead to enhanced glacier melt and suspended sediment transport, which results in a thicker light summer layer and to brighter sediments (% total brightness). Although Patagonia shows pronounced regional differences in decadal temperature trends and variability, the 1500 yr temperature reconstruction from Lago Plomo compares favourably with other regional/continental temperature records but also emphasizes significant regional differences for which no data and information existed so far. The reconstruction shows pronounced sub-decadal-multi-decadal variability with cold phases in the 5th, 7th and 9th centuries, during parts of the Little Ice Age chronozone (16th and 18th centuries) and in the beginning of the 20th century. The most prominent warm phase is the 19th century which is as warm as the second half of the 20th century, emphasizing a delayed recent global warming in the Southern Hemisphere. The comparison between winter precipitation and summer temperature (inter-seasonal coupling) from Lago Plomo reveals alternating phases with parallel and

  17. Modeling the Constitutive Relationship of Powder Metallurgy Ti-47Al-2Nb-2Cr Alloy During Hot Deformation

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    Sun, Yu; Hu, Lianxi; Ren, Junshuai

    2015-03-01

    In the present work, the isothermal compression tests of PM alloy Ti-47Al-2Nb-2Cr were carried out in the temperature range of 950-1200 °C. A Gleeble 1500D thermosimulation machine was used, and samples were tested at strain rates ranging from 10-3 to 10-1 s-1. Based on the obtained flow stress curves, the hot deformation behavior was presented. The constitutive relationship of powder metallurgy (PM) Ti-47Al-2Nb-2Cr alloy was developed using an Arrhenius-type constitutive model that involves strain compensation in addition to an artificial neural network model. The accuracy and reliability of the developed models were quantified in terms of statistical parameters such as correlation coefficient and absolute value of relative error. It was found that deformation temperature and strain rate have obvious effects on the flow characteristics, and the flow stress increases with the increasing strain rate and the decreasing temperature. Moreover, the proposed models possess excellent prediction capability of flow stresses for the present alloy during hot deformation. Compared with the traditional Arrhenius-type model, the backpropagation neural network model is more accurate when presenting the isothermal compressing deformation behavior at elevated temperatures for PM Ti-47Al-2Nb-2Cr alloy.

  18. Investigating the Impact of Relationship Marketing on Improvement of Company's Performance according to Brettel et al model (Case Study: Companies in Isfahan Science and Technology Town)

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    Fereshte Mohamadi; Mohammad Reza Dalvi

    2014-01-01

    This paper attempts to study model of Brettel et al which investigates the effective factors on company's performance that is business models specifically cost (or efficiency)-centered and novelty-centered models in the context of relationship marketing regarding the mediator role of variables such as organisational life cycle and relationship-specific investments. In this study has suggested a main hypothesis (investigating the impact of relationship marketing on improvement of company perfo...

  19. Anatomic relationship of the optic nerve channel with sphenoid al sinus: a computed tomography study

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    The sphenoid sinus, out of the facial sinuses, is certainly the most neglected as far as diagnosis is concerned. The surgical approach requires a detailed anatomical knowledge, considering the serious complications resulting from injuries of vital structures adjacent to this region. Aim: the objective of our research is to evaluate the anatomic relationship of the optic nerve with the sphenoid sinus making use of the computed tomography. Study design: series report. Material and method: the authors present a retrospective analysis of 203 computed tomographies of facial sinus belonging to individuals of both sexes aged 14 and over. The examinations were evaluated observing the course of the optic nerve, obtained through the degree of its projection on the wall of the sphenoid sinus. The method used was the modified classification of Delano, evaluating the absence of bone reduction (dehiscence) of the optic nerve in the sphenoid sinus. We analysed the degree of pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus, using Hammer's classification adapted by Guerrero, apart from the pneumatization of the anterior clinoidal process and pterigoid and the presence of the Onodi cell. Results: most of the patients (78.96%) presented their optic nerve with a type 1 course. Type 2 was observed in 16.83% of the patients, type 3 in 3.47% and type 4 in 0.74%. The presence of dehiscence of the optic nerve in the wall of the sphenoid sinus was evidenced in 21.29% of the cases. Related to pneumatization, we noticed that the pre-selar type was observed in 6.44%, the post-selar type appeared in 39.11%, the selar type appeared in 54.45%, and the apneumatized type was not observed in any of the cases. The pneumatization of the anterior clinoidal process was verified in 10.64% of the cases, while the pterigoid process was apparent in 21.29% of the cases. The Onodi cell (sphenoetmoidal) was found in 7.92% of the cases. Conclusion: the presence of dehiscence of the optic nerve is related with the degree of

  20. Structural relationship between one-dimensional crystals of Guinier-Preston-Bagaryatsky zones in Al-Cu-Mg alloys

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    Highlights: → This work identifies and fully describes a new type of 1D-crystalof the GPB zone family based on high-resolution Scanning TransmissionElectron Microscopy. → The observations enable to generalize the relationship between the1D crystals of GPB zones. → Ab-initio calculations show that the newly identified 1D-crystalhas a formation energy that is comparable to the larger GPB zonescrystals. -- The crystal structure of Guinier-Preston-Bagaryatsky (GPB) zones in Al-Cu-Mg alloys is unique, consisting of agglomerated one-dimensional (1D) crystals. This work identifies and fully describes a new type of 1D crystal of the GPB zone family based on high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy. The observation enables the structural relationship between the possible 1D crystals to be generalized. Ab initio calculations show that the newly identified 1D crystal has a formation energy that is comparable to larger types, and much more favorable than face-centered-cubic-based models.

  1. Chemical and morphological changes at Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/NiAl interfaces and their relationship to scale adhesion

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    Hou, Peggy Y.

    2003-03-15

    Ni-(40,50)at%Al alloys with different C and S contents were oxidized at 1000-1150 C for various times in oxygen. Auger electron microscopy was used to study the interface chemistry after scale spallation in ultra high vacuum. The interfacial failure stresses were determined with a tensile pull tester and they were related to the interfacial pore density. Results show that sulfur did not segregate to the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Ni50Al interface even after extended oxidation times. Small amounts, however, segregated to the Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/Ni40Al interface. The difference in behavior may be related to the surface energy difference between Ni50Al and Ni40Al. On the interfacial void faces of Ni50Al, C first segregated, then it was replaced by S after longer oxidation times; the amount of segregants varied with different crystallographic orientation of the void face. On Ni40Al, S segregated much earlier on the void faces due to a faster diffusion rate in the Ni-rich NiAl. The apparent S diffusivity in Ni50Al and Ni40Al at 1000 C was determined to be 10{sup -9} and 6 x 10{sup -9} cm{sup 2}/s respectively. Excess sulfur in Ni40Al greatly increased the interfacial pore density. Preliminary results on interfacial failure stress showed that it decreased with increasing pore density, regardless of whether S was present at the interface, indicating that the major detrimental effect of S on scale adhesion may be to enhance interfacial pore formation.

  2. Concentración de cadmio, plomo y cobre en Anadara tuberculosa del manglar de la Isla Taborcillo, Punta Chame, República De Panamá

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    Durán, I. L.; Fuentes, M. V.; J. A. Gómez

    2004-01-01

    En este estudio se analizó la presencia de los metales cadmio, plomo y cobre en los tejidos del bivalvo Anadara tuberculosa. El área de estudio comprendió la Bahía de Chame, específicamente el manglar de la Isla Taborcillo, entre 8º 33’ 00” y 8º 44’ 44” de latitud norte y entre 79º 42’ 00” y 79º 77’ 00” de longitud occidental. Estos metales fueron extraídos mediante digestión con ácido nítrico y cuantificados por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. El análisis estadístico se llevó a cabo...

  3. Distribución de plomo en suelos contaminados en el entorno de una planta de reciclaje de baterías ácidas

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    Victoria Cala; Yukihiko Kunimine

    2003-01-01

    Se investigan los niveles de concentración de Pb, Cd, Cu, Ni y Zn así como la distribución de Pb en suelos de una zona cercana a una planta de reciclaje de baterías ácidas en Madrid (España) donde recientemente se produjo un grave episodio de muerte de ganado equino con evidentes síntomas de intoxicación por plomo. Las concentraciones totales de Pb y Cd en suelos disminuyeron con la distancia a la planta (5906 a 171 mg Pb/kg suelo y 11.0 a 1.58 mg Cd/kg suelo) en muestras tomad...

  4. Estudio electrofisiológico de la funcion neuromuscular en una poblacion intoxicada con plomo

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    O. M. Genovese

    1988-03-01

    Full Text Available Un grupo de 12 pacientes con cifras elevadas de plombemia y disminuidas de ALA D fueron estudiados electrofisiológicamente. Se efectuaron las siguientes determinaciones: amplitud de potencial evocado muscular; latencia distal motora; velocidad de conducción motora en los nervios mediano, ciático poplíteo externo y radial; velocidad de conducción sensitiva y amplitud del potencial evocado sensitivo de nervio en el mediano; exploración electromiográfica convencional; estudio de la transmisión neuromuscular, mediante estimulación repetitiva del nervio ciático popliteo externo a diversas frecuencias, con registro de la amplitud del potencial en músculo tibial anterior. Los datos obtenidos fueron comparados con controles. Se buscaron correlaciones entre las determinaciones bioquímicas y los diferentes hallazgos electrofisiológicos que a su vez se correlacionaron entre si y también con el tiempo de evolución de la intoxicación. Los hallazgos pusieron de manifiesto la presencia de neuropatía axonal junto a moderada desmielinización. La exploración de la transmisión neuromuscular mostró ocasional decremento o incremento de la amplitud del potencial muscular evocado, hechos que suponen cierta participación de la unión neuromuscular. Se halló correlación solamente entre disminución de ALA D y la disminución de las amplitudes del potencial sensitivo del mediano y el evocado muscular del mismo nervio y con la disminución de la VCM del nervio radial. Una débil relación se observó entre el tiempo de exposición y la disminución de la VCS del nervio mediano y VCM del radial. Las determinaciones bioquímicas y el tiempo de exposición transcurridos no probaron ser parámetros sensibles para determinar el grado de afectación del sistema nervioso periférico. El conjunto do hallazgos sugiere que el desarrollo de la neuropatía puede estar ligado a factores individuales de predisposición al daño nervioso.

  5. The Relationship between Language Functions and Character Types in Noon val-Ghalam by Jalal Al Ahmad

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    Full Text Available Abstract Making harmony among language functions of story characters with their character types is one of the characteristics and advantages of modern and successful story writing. In traditional fictional literature in Iran (prose and verse, this point is not considered important and story characters, generally, speak in the voice of narrator or writer since there is the narrators statement on their speech, they are not the representative of their class and character type. Not paying attention to this subject, causes disorder in either making supposition of reality or personifying, which are both important principals of story telling. This study views from this point the story of Noon val-Ghalam of Jalal Al Ahmad who is a contemporary writer. The methodology is qualitative, and data collection is based on content–analysis and document- analysis. As Al Ahmad was one of the Iranian contemporary writers and was familiar with western and Iranian writers, it is expected that the language and way of describing story characters he made, be based on their social classes. But this study, by stating different proofs, shows that this writer ignores the relationship necessary for language functions and character type among characters in the story and because of the imposition of his knowledge, statement and political and social view, the independence of the protagonists in his story is not well-considered.  The inflection of political and social thoughts of each writer among his works, is not a shortfall by itself, but representing of speeches in protagonists, in the way which is not in harmony with their characters, underestimates them as an instrument for specific social and political representatives. This not only displays the character like a personified ideas, but also distructs processing of fictional dialogue as an important element in storytelling . Since in each language people from different social groups, use almost the same vocabularies that

  6. Prácticas y Cambios Contables en la Minería del Plomo de la Carolina (Jaén: Estudio de la Empresa Minera el Guindo en los Años Finales del S. XIX y Primer Cuarto del S. XX

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    José M.ª Carlos Álvarez López

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    Full Text Available Hemos investigado sobre los libros contables de la sociedad minera El Guindo (sucursal de la Carolina, situada en el sur de España y dedicada a la extracción de plomo, con el fin de examinar sus prácticas contables y los avances producidos en ellas. Destacamos, como cambios esenciales, en el primer periodo analizado (1899-1925, el paso del criterio de caja al criterio de devengo en los libros principales y, fundamentalmente, la introducción de un criterio de valoración para minerales basado en precios de mercado. Considerando que la admisión a cotización en Bolsa en 1921 fue el hecho más determinante de dichos cambios.With the aim of examining accounting practices and the progress made in this field, we have investigated the accounts books of the mining company El Guindo situated in the south of Spain (the branch in La Carolina, which dealt in the business of the extraction of lead. During the first period analyzed (1899-1925 the most notable changes were the move from a cash-based accounting system to an accrual-based accounting system in the main books and, fundamentally, the introduction of an valuation criterion for minerals based on market prices. Considering the most significant factor that gave rise to these changes to be its listing on the Stock Market in 1921.

  7. El estrés oxidativo como mecanismo de acción del plomo: Implicancias terapéuticas Oxidative stress as a mechanism of action of lead: Therapeutic implications

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    Samanta Andrea Martínez

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    Full Text Available El plomo (Pb es un metal no esencial altamente tóxico que afecta a diversos órganos y tejidos. Si bien aún no ha sido descripto un mecanismo único mediante el cual este metal ejerce sus efectos tóxicos, un gran número de estudios han puesto en evidencia el rol fundamental del estrés oxidativo en la intoxicación por Pb. A este respecto, ha sido informado que en la intoxicación por Pb el estrés oxidativo puede ocurrir a diferentes niveles: por generación de ácido ä-aminolevulínico (ä-ALA, por la capacidad per se que posee el Pb para inducir peroxidación lipídica en presencia de ión ferroso (Fe2+, o por depleción de glutatión (GSH y enzimas antioxidantes. Sobre la base de estos antecedentes, el objetivo de esta revisión es presentar evidencias recientes sobre la implicancia del estrés oxidativo en los efectos adversos ocasionados por Pb, destacar la posibilidad de utilización de biomarcadores de estrés oxidativo como un método complementario al diagnóstico temprano de exposición y revelar la importancia de los compuestos antioxidantes como nuevas herramientas en la prevención y tratamiento de la intoxicación por este metal.Lead (Pb is a highly toxic non-essential metal that affects different organs and tissues. Although at the present a unique mechanism by which this metal exerts its toxic effects has not been described, a large number of studies have highlighted the fundamental role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of Pb poisoning. In this regard, it has been reported that Pb-induced oxidative stress can occur at different levels: by the generation of ä-aminolevulinic acid (ä-ALA, through its ability to induce lipid peroxidation in the presence of ferrous ion (Fe2+, or via glutathione (GSH or antioxidant enzyme depletion. On the basis of these antecedents, the aim of this review is to present recent evidence regarding the implication of oxidative stress in the adverse effects caused by Pb, to emphasize the

  8. The Relationship between Cognitive Dissonance and Decision-Making Styles in a Sample of Female Students at the University of Umm Al Qura

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    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the magnitude of cognitive dissonance present in a sample of female students at Umm Al Qura University, and clarifying the relationship between the cognitive dissonance and decision-making styles. It also aimed to identify differences between female students with high cognitive dissonance and those with low…

  9. Al-Si-Cu-Fe Alloys -relationship between the spacing of dendritic branches and the size of the intermetallic phase Beta-Al5FeSi

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    This work analyzes the effect of copper on the morphological parameters that the Fe-rich intermetallic phases acquire in Al-Si-Cu alloys. Alloys with Cu content of 1% and 3% were studied and in both cases the percentages of Fe used were 0.7%. The sheet sizes of β-Al5FeSi were measured for the different experimental conditions using an image analysis system. Results obtained until now indicate that for lower percentages of Cu, the size of the intermetallic phase of Fe (β-Al5FeSi) decreases, because the inter dendritic canals become smaller. Based on these results, a correlation was made of the effect that the modification of the dendritic arm spacing, DAS, as a result of the presence of Cu, has on the binary eutectic reactions (Liq1 →Alp + β-Al5FeSi + Liq2) and ternary eutectic (Liq1→Alp + β-Al5FeSi + Si +Liq2) which promote the presence of the + β-Al5FeSi phase (CW)

  10. The relationship between the hardness and the point-defect-density in neutron-irradiated MgO{center_dot}3.0Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and AlN

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    Suematsu, H.; Yatsui, K. [Nagaoka Univ. of Technology, Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute, Nagaoka, Niigata (Japan); Yano, T. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo (Japan)

    2001-09-01

    MgO{center_dot}3.0Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} single crystals and sintered AlN polycrystals were irradiated with fast neutrons in various conditions and the hardness of the irradiated and unirradiated samples was measured with a Vickers hardness tester. The hardness of as-irradiated MgO{center_dot}3.0Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and AlN samples increased by 23 and 51%, respectively. After isochronal annealing, the hardness gradually decreased and mostly recovered to that of the unirradiated one up to 1400degC. Volume of the sample also increased after the irradiation and changed in the same way as the hardness by annealing. A relationship between the hardness and the density of point defects is proposed and the experimental results agree with the relationship. It implies that the point defects generated by the irradiation pin down dislocations and increase the hardness of neutron irradiated MgO{center_dot}3.0Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} samples. (author)

  11. Exposición a plomo en niños de 6 a 12 años de edad Lead exposure in children from 6 to 12 years old

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    Carlos Jiménez-Gutiérrez

    1999-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Identificar los factores de exposición asociados a las concentraciones de plomo en niños de escuelas primarias públicas y privadas de la ciudad de México. Material y métodos. Se realizó un estudio transversal en 340 niños que asistían a la escuela primaria. Las escuelas se seleccionaron por conveniencia y los niños en forma aleatoria. Se aplicó un cuestionario y se tomaron muestras de sangre venosa. Los niveles de plomo se determinaron por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. Se compararon medias mediante la prueba t de Student-Fisher y ANDEVA; y para el análisis multivariado, regresión lineal múltiple. Debido a que los niveles de plomo no seguían una distribución normal, se transformó con logaritmo neperiano, con la que se trabajó en todo el análisis estadístico. Resultados. Las medias geométricas para escuelas privadas y públicas fueron: MG=8.76 µg/dl, IC95%=9.1-10.5; MG=11.5 µg/dl, IC95%=9.4-13.5, respectivamente. Los niveles de plomo son más elevados en los niños que asisten a la escuela pública y que presentan las siguientes características: ser varones, tener entre seis y ocho años de edad y cursar el primer o segundo grado de primaria; las madres de estos niños son profesionistas; en sus hogares se utiliza la cerámica vidriada y cerca de sus domicilios existen diferentes tipos de talleres contaminantes con plomo. Conclusiones. Los factores de exposición que predicen las concentraciones de plomo en sangre son: tener entre seis y ocho años de edad, la ocupación de la madre, la utilización de cerámica vidriada, la cercanía de diferentes tipos de talleres contaminantes con plomo a los domicilios y cursar el segundo año de primaria.Objective. To identify exposure factors contributing to lead poisoning in school children from Mexico City. Material and methods. Cross-sectional study of 340 children. A convenience sample of schools and a random sample of children were selected. A questionnaire

  12. Cuantificación de plomo, cadmio y cromo mediante sialoquímica Quantification of lead, cadmium and chromium through sialochemistry

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    MIREYA GONZÁLEZ

    1997-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar las concentraciones de plomo, cadmio y cromo, y establecer su posible asociación con diferentes factores sociodemográficos. Material y métodos. Se seleccionó una muestra representativa de 100 estudiantes de posgrado de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, a los cuales se les colectó saliva total no estimulada. Dichas muestras fueron analizadas por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica con horno de grafito. Resultados. Metales pesados como el plomo, el cadmio y el cromo se encuentran en concentraciones mucho más altas que las informadas en la literatura: Pb, = 3.10 m g/dL-1, máxima: 16.8 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.04 my g/dL-1; Cd, = 0.25 my g/dL-1, máxima: 2.04 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.004 my g/dL-1; y Cr, = 1.43 my g/dL-1, máxima: 4.82 my g/dL-1, y mínima: 0.05 my g/dL-1. Asimismo, variables como la zona de residencia, el sexo, la edad y la ingesta de comida enlatada no influyen en los niveles de plomo y cromo. Sin embargo, en el caso del cadmio y la edad existe una asociación inversa (ji²= 5.9012, pObjective. To determine the concentration of lead (Pb, cadmium (Cd, and chromium (Cr and establish the possible association of these heavy metals with some sociodemographic factors. Material and methods. A representative sample of one hundred dental students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico living in Mexico City participated in this study. Unstimulated human whole saliva samples were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Results. Concentrations of Pb, Cd, and Cr were higher than those reported elsewhere: Pb ( or = 3.10 m g/dL-1; Maximum: 16.8 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.04 mu g/dL-1, Cd ( or = 0.25 mu g/dL-1; Maximum: 2.04 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.004 mu g/dL-1 and Cr ( or = 1.43 mu g/dL-1; Maximum: 4.82 mu g/dL-1 and Minimum: 0.05 mu g/dL-1. No association was found between the variables studied (age, sex, geographic area and canned food consumption

  13. Remoción de plomo (II usando lignina obtenida a partir del procesamiento del seudotallo de plátano

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    José Herney Ramírez Franco

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó la adsorción de iones plomo (Pb2+ sobre lignina recuperada del licor residual generado en el proceso de producción de papel a partir de seudotallos (vástago de plátano. La eficiencia de recuperación encontrada fue de aproximadamente 82%. La lignina fue caracterizada mediante espectroscopia de infrarrojo con el objeto de identificar sitios activos adecuados para el proceso de adsorción de metales pesados. Sus características de superficie se determinaron mediante isotermas de adsorción - desorción de nitrógeno (N2. La lignina recuperada después de su uso en adsorción mostró un área superficial de 840 m²/g y un volumen total de poros de 0.30 cm³/g. Para evaluar la capacidad de adsorción de la lignina respecto de la concentración inicial de los iones, se prepararon soluciones de Pb2+ 0.6, 0.8 y 1.0 mM. Finalmente, se determinó la concentración final de Pb2+ por medio de espectroscopia de absorción atómica, encontrando remociones de 55%

  14. Relationship between Eu3+ reduction and glass polymeric structure in Al2O3-modified borate glasses under air atmosphere

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    The reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is realized efficiently in Eu2O3-doped borate glasses prepared under air condition by melting-quenching method. Luminescent spectra show an increasing tendency of Eu2+ emission with increasing Al2O3 concentration in B2O3–Na2O glasses. It is interesting that significant enhancement appeared of Eu2+ luminescence in the Al2O3-rich sample comparing to the samples of Al2O3 less than 6 mol%. FTIR and Raman scattering measurements indicated that some new vibration modes assigned to the low-polymerized structure groups decomposed from the slight Al2O3 dopant samples. These results demonstrated that the polymerization of the glass structure decreased with increasing incorporation of Al2O3 into the borate glasses, linking to the efficiency of Eu3+ self-reduction in air at high temperature. - graphical abstract: A novel europium valence reduction phenomenon occurred in Al2O3 modified borate glasses, FTIR and Raman measurements revealed that high polymeric groups were destroyed to low polymery structures with Al2O3 addition. - Highlights: • The efficient reduction of Eu3+ to Eu2+ is observed in the B2O3–Na2O glasses. • Eu2+ luminescence is significant enhanced in the Al2O3-rich glasses. • The introduction of Al2O3 changed the network structure of the borate glasses. • High polymeric borate groups in the glass matrix may be destroyed to the lower ones

  15. Empirical Relationship between Relative Electrical Conductivity and Relative Density of the Al-Foam Fabricated through Pressure Assisted Sintering/Dissolution Process

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    Mustapha, Mazli; Ismail, Fauzi [Structural Materials Programme, AMREC, 09000 Kulim, Kedah (Malaysia); Mamat, Othman, E-mail: mazli_mustapha@sirim.my [Department of Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750 Tronoh, Perak (Malaysia)

    2011-02-15

    The viability of electrical conductivity as a tool for evaluating variations in morphology of pressure assisted sintering/dissolution Al-foam compacts was investigated. In the preparation of foam specimens, the Al powder and the NaCl (leaching agent) were dry-mixed together in order to prepare homogenously mixture. The blended mixture was then subjected to pressure assisted sintering in which a pressure beyond atmospheric level is externally applied to the specimen during high-frequency induction heated sintering. The embedded leaching agent was then dissolved in order to leave behind an open-celled Al with the same chemical composition as that of the original Al powder. The final material is highly porous and has an interconnected porosity network. The structure of the resulting material has three levels of porosity (i.e. main cells, windows and microporosity). The cell morphology and the size of Al foam closely match those of the leaching particles used. The influence of processing parameters: volume fraction of leaching agent, compaction pressure at elevated temperature, sintering temperature, sintering time and heating rate on the electrical conductivity of the final foams were studied. It was found that all the chosen factors have significant effects on the physical and mechanical properties of the foam and Al volume fraction is the most important parameter affecting the relative electrical conductivity and relative density of the resultant foam. The findings also suggests that the relationship between relative electrical conductivity and density of the specimen does not follow the mathematical description given by Skrohod and Solinin, instead the power law seems to be a good characterization of the relationship between experimental data of electrical conductivity and density of the resultant foams.

  16. Low Blood Lead Levels and educational achievement in 7-8 year old children in the Community of Madrid (Spain Bajos niveles de plomo en sangre y rendimiento escolar en niños de 7-8 años en la Comunidad de Madrid (España Baixos níveis de chumbo no sangue e sucesso escolar nas crianças entre os 7-8 anos na Comunidade de Madrid (Espanha

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    María José Martínez García

    2013-06-01

    rendimiento académico de los niños. Los padres rellenaron a su vez una encuesta relativa a las variables sociodemográficas de los niños y su familia.Resultados: El nivel medio de plomo en sangre fue de 4,1 μg/dL DE 1,6 μg/dL (log transformado 3,8 μg/dL, DE 0,2 μg/dL. El análisis multivariado controlando por cofactores sociodemográficos relevantes (entre otros, sexo, edad y nivel de educación de los padres mostró una asociación negativa, pero sin significación estadística.Conclusiones: A pesar de las bajas concentraciones de plomo encontradas en la sangre de los niños de la Comunidad de Madrid y de las limitaciones del diseño, los resultados obtenidos sugieren la existencia de un efecto nocivo del plomo en sangre sobre la conducta y el rendimiento académico de los niños, no significativo.Enquadramento: O chumbo afeta as funções comportamentais e cognitivas das crianças. Não há consenso acerca do atual nível de segurança do chumbo que visa evitar estes efeitos adversos.Métodos: Estudo transversal com 511 crianças de 23 escolas primárias da Comunidade de Madrid, Espanha (Região de Madrid -incluindo a cidade de Madrid e a aglomeração urbano-industrial das cidades satélites que a rodeiam. O nível de chumbo no sangue das crianças foi determinado por espectrofotometria de absorção atómica. Além disso, os professores responderam a um questionário de oito itens sobre o comportamento das crianças e desempenho escolar. Os pais preencheram um questionário sobre as variáveis sociodemográficas das crianças e da família.Resultados: O nível médio de chumbo no sangue das crianças foi de 4,1 μg/dL SD 1,6 μg/dL (log transformado 3,8 μg/dL SD 0,2 μg/ dL. A análise multivariada controlada pelas variáveis sociodemográficas (idade, sexo e nível de escolaridade dos pais, entre outros mostrou uma associação negativa, mas esta não foi estatisticamente significativa.Conclusões: Apesar dos baixos níveis de chumbo encontrados no sangue das

  17. Temporal trending of lead and cadmium contamination in the Vigo estuary intertidal area Evolución temporal de la contaminación por plomo y cadmio en la zona intermareal de la ría de Vigo

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    J. Alonso Díaz

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    Full Text Available At the present work, limpet (Patella vulgata L. and seaweed (Ulva lactuca specimens have been monthly sampled at the same point from the Vigo estuary, during a year. Heavy metal (cadmium and lead content has been determined by means of differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry in both limpet and seaweed tissues, as well as in seawater. The obtained results have shown the main heavy metal content in limpet soft tissues with respect to shell, with maximum concentrations of 3 ppm (limpet shell for lead, whereas the highest content for cadmium was identified in seaweed samples (1.1 ppm. The statistical study revealed the existence of a clear correlation between cadmium and lead concentrations in seaweed samples.En el presente trabajo se han recogido muestras de lapa (Patella vulgata L. y alga verde (Ulva lactuca en un mismo punto de muestreo de la ría de Vigo, con una periodicidad mensual, a lo largo de un año, analizándose por medio de voltamperometría de redisolución anódica la concentración en dos metales pesados con claras repercusiones toxicológicas, cadmio y plomo, en estas muestras, así como en el agua marina. Los resultados obtenidos mostraron la mayor concentración de ambos metales en los tejidos blandos de las lapas frente a las valvas de estos moluscos, con valores máximos en el caso del plomo próximos a 3 ppm (valva de lapa, mientras que para el cadmio se situó en torno a 1,1 ppm (alga verde. El estudio estadístico permitió poner en evidencia una clara correlación estadística entre los valores de cadmio y plomo cuantificados en las muestras de algas.

  18. Estudios de bioacumulación de un metal de interés en contaminación ambiental (plomo) en larvas de lubina de gran valor comercial

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    La contaminación por metales pesados es uno de los mayores problemas ambientales en la actualidad debido a su alto grado de persistencia en el medio y su tendencia a la bioacumulación en la cadena trófica, por lo que son considerados un riesgo importante para los seres vivos. Estos metales, entre los que destaca el plomo, son considerados extremadamente peligrosos para la vida dada su elevada toxicidad incluso a bajas concentraciones. Por ello, en el presente trabajo de fin de grado, se p...

  19. Niveles de plomo en sangre en niños de 8 a 10 años y su relación con la alteración en el sistema visomotor y del equilibrio

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    Azcona-Cruz María Isabel; Rothenberg Stephen J.; Schnaas-Arrieta Lourdes; Romero-Placeres Manuel; Perroni-Hernández Estela

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    OBJETIVO: Identificar si existe una asociación negativa entre los niveles de plomo en sangre y la coordinación visomotora y el equilibrio de escolares. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizó un estudio transversal en 255 niños de 8 a 10 años de edad, que asistían a escuelas del Sector 1 del Instituto de Educación Pública del Estado de Oaxaca, durante noviembre y diciembre de 1998. Se les aplicaron las pruebas de evaluación de la percepción visual de Frostig y la subescala de equilibrio Frostig Moveme...

  20. Niveles de plomo en la población de alto riesgo y su entorno en San Ignacio, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, México Lead levels in high-risk populations and the surrounding environment in San Ignacio, Fresnillo, Zacatecas, México

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    Eduardo Manzanares-Acuña

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar la concentración de plomo en la sangre de niños y mujeres, en periodo de lactancia o embarazadas, de la comunidad de San Ignacio, Fresnillo, en Zacatecas, así como en matrices de suelo, plantas, ceniza y barro vidriado, para determinar la exposición que genera una empresa recicladora de metales. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: El estudio se realizó de diciembre de 2004 al mes de abril de 2005. El Pb en sangre se midió por voltamperometría de redisolución anódica, mientras que se utilizó energía dispersa de fluorescencia por rayos X para las otras matrices. RESULTADOS: Con base en los criterios de la Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM se encontró que 90% de los menores está en la categoría I, 5% se encuentra en la categoría II y el otro 5% se ubica en la categoría III. El suelo de los terrenos aledaños a la recicladora tiene en promedio 4 940 µg/g, en un intervalo de 73 a 84 238 µg/g. Las mayores concentraciones se localizan en los puntos más cercanos a la empresa. El suelo de San Ignacio tiene en promedio 109 µg/g. Se encontraron valores altos en el barro vidriado y la concentración del Pb en las plantas es superior a los 300 µg/g. CONCLUSIONES: A pesar de que la mayoría de los niños analizados presenta niveles de plomo en sangre que la Norma Mexicana señala como aceptables, varios estudios indican que existen efectos nocivos aun a concentraciones bajas. Los terrenos aledaños a la empresa están contaminados, y en esa medida los alimentos que ahí se producen, al ser consumidos, son una fuente de contaminación, que se agudiza con el uso de barro vidriado.OBJECTIVE:To determine the lead concentration in the blood of children and nursing or pregnant women from San Ignacio, Fresnillo, in Zacatecas, Mexico as well as in soil, plants, ash and lead-glazed pottery, in order to determine exposure due to a metal-recycling facility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out from December 2004 to April 2005. Lead in

  1. Relationship between Leucite Content and Compressive Strength of K2O-Al2O3-SiO2 System Dental Glass Ceramics

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    ZHANG Biao; QIAN Fatang; DUAN Xinglong; WU Bolin

    2009-01-01

    Relationship between leucite content and compressive strength of K2O-Al2O3-SiO2 sys-tem dental glass ceramics were investigated. 10 groups of feedstock powder with different composi-tions were treated according to the same thermal treatment system of leucite micro-crystallization reported in some primary studies. The products of each group were analyzed by X-ray diffractometer,polaring microscope and scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and then the compressive strength was tested by a material testing machine. A direct proportion was found between leucite content and the compressive strength when leucite content was less than 50 vol%, and compressive strength de-creased with the increasing of leucite micro-crystals when leucite content was more than 50vol%, The leucite content has a notable influence on the compressive strength of K2O-Al2O3-SiO2 system dental glass ceramics.

  2. Relationship between columnar crystal spacing and electric current density in unidirectional solidification of monophase Cu-Al alloy

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    常国威; 曹丽云; 袁军平; 王自东; 吴春京; 胡汉起

    2002-01-01

    On the basis of previous theoretical inferential relationship between the columnar crystal spacing and the density of electric current applied during unidirectional solidification, the effect of current density on the columnar crystal spacing was discussed and analyzed, and the experiment was made to verify the theoretical relationship. The results show that at fast solidification speed the columnar crystal spacing decreases with increasing the density of electric current, while at slow solidification speed the columnar crystal spacing increases with increasing the density of electric current. The critical conditions for the evolution of columnar crystal spacing were confirmed. The calculated values concerning the spacing and the density are consistent with the experimental results.

  3. DETERMINACIÓN DE LA ENTALPIA DE INMERSIÓN Y CAPACIDAD DE ADSORCION DE UN CARBON ACTIVADO EN SOLUCIONES ACUOSAS DE PLOMO

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    Liliana Giraldo

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Para un carbón activado comercial se determinan las cantidades de sitios ácidos y básicos totales con valores de 0,45 y 0,55 meqg-1 respectivamente, la entalpía de inmersión en solución 0,1 M de NaOH con un valor de –15,26 Jg-1, la entalpía de inmersión en solución 0,1 M de HCl  con un resultado de –36,63 Jg-1 y el punto de carga cero, PCZ, para un pH de 8,9.  De estos resultados se establece el carácter básico del sólido. Se determina la isoterma de adsorción a 298 K, del carbón activado en soluciones de Pb2+, y se obtiene una capacidad de adsorción de alrededor de 40 mg g-1, para la máxima adsorción. Se determina las entalpías de inmersión del carbón activado en soluciones acuosas de Pb2+, de diferente concentración, en un rango de 10 a 120 mg L-1 y se obtiene valores para la entalpías de inmersión en un rango de 5,12 a 48,7 Jg-1. Se estudia la superficie del carbón activado por microscopía electrónica de barrido antes y después de la adsorción del plomo, lo que permite observar la colocación del metal sobre el sólido.  

  4. Structure–activity relationships of Pt/Al2O3 catalysts for CO and NO oxidation at diesel exhaust conditions

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    Boubnov, Alexey; Dahl, Søren; Johnson, Erik; Molina, Anna Puig; Simonsen, Søren Bredmose; Cano, Fernando Morales; Helveg, Stig; Lemus-Yegres, Lived J.; Grunwaldt, Jan-Dierk

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    large fraction of low-coordinated and reactive surface Pt atoms. Exploiting in situ XAFS, we find that a reversible Pt surface oxidation is connected to high CO conversion. NO oxidation is most efficient over the catalysts with the largest Pt particles mainly exhibiting surface Pt atoms on planar facets......Structure–performance relationships for Pt/Al2O3 catalysts with mean Pt particle sizes of 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10nm are investigated for the catalytic oxidation of CO and NO under lean-burning diesel exhaust conditions. The most active catalysts for CO oxidation exhibit Pt particles of 2–3nm, having a...

  5. A Design of Experiments Approach Defining the Relationships Between Processing and Microstructure for Ti-6Al-4V

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    Wallace, Terryl A.; Bey, Kim S.; Taminger, Karen M. B.; Hafley, Robert A.

    2004-01-01

    A study was conducted to evaluate the relative significance of input parameters on Ti- 6Al-4V deposits produced by an electron beam free form fabrication process under development at the NASA Langley Research Center. Five input parameters where chosen (beam voltage, beam current, translation speed, wire feed rate, and beam focus), and a design of experiments (DOE) approach was used to develop a set of 16 experiments to evaluate the relative importance of these parameters on the resulting deposits. Both single-bead and multi-bead stacks were fabricated using 16 combinations, and the resulting heights and widths of the stack deposits were measured. The resulting microstructures were also characterized to determine the impact of these parameters on the size of the melt pool and heat affected zone. The relative importance of each input parameter on the height and width of the multi-bead stacks will be discussed. .

  6. Complex structure/composition relationship in thin films of AlCoCrCuFeNi high entropy alloy

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    We have studied the deposition of AlCoCrCuFeNi high entropy alloy (HEA) thin films on Si (1 0 0) substrates by DC magnetron sputtering process. Three mosaic targets have been used for easily tailoring the film composition. Energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry analysis has shown that chemical composition can be modified around the nominal value by tuning the ratio of the powers applied to the magnetron targets. The deposition rate is directly related to the power sum. Moreover, various surface morphologies have been evidenced by scanning electron microscopy and correlated to the crystalline phases present in the films. Morphology and crystalline structure have been found to depend on the chemical composition. Wetting contact angle has been measured with water droplets, showing that the hydrophobic properties of the thin films depend on their characteristics.

  7. Structure-property relationships in an Al matrix Ca nanofilamentary composite conductor with potential application in high-voltage power transmission

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    Tian, Liang

    This study investigated the processing-structure-properties relationships in an Al/Ca composites using both experiments and modeling/simulation. A particular focus of the project was understanding how the strength and electrical conductivity of the composite are related to its microstructure in the hope that a conducting material with light weight, high strength, and high electrical conductivity can be developed to produce overhead high-voltage power transmission cables. The current power transmission cables (e.g., Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR)) have acceptable performance for high-voltage AC transmission, but are less well suited for high-voltage DC transmission due to the poorly conducting core materials that support the cable weight. This Al/Ca composite was produced by powder metallurgy and severe plastic deformation by extrusion and swaging. The fine Ca metal powders have been produced by centrifugal atomization with rotating liquid oil quench bath, and a detailed study about the atomization process and powder characteristics has been conducted. The microstructure of Al/Ca composite was characterized by electron microscopy. Microstructure changes at elevated temperature were characterized by thermal analysis and indirect resistivity tests. The strength and electrical conductivity were measured by tensile tests and four-point probe resistivity tests. Predicting the strength and electrical conductivity of the composite was done by micro-mechanics-based analytical modeling. Microstructure evolution was studied by mesoscale-thermodynamics-based phase field modeling and a preliminary atomistic molecular dynamics simulation. The application prospects of this composite was studied by an economic analysis. This study suggests that the Al/Ca (20 vol. %) composite shows promise for use as overhead power transmission cables. Further studies are needed to measure the corrosion resistance, fatigue properties and energized field performance of this composite.

  8. Determination of the load state of lead-acid batteries using neural networks; Determinacion del estado de carga de baterias plomo-acido utilizando redes neuronales

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    Cristin V, Miguel A; Ortega S, Cesar A [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

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    The charge of lead-acid batteries (LAB), as in any other type of batteries, consists of replacing the energy consumed during the discharge. Nevertheless, as no physical or chemical process is good enough to totality recharge a battery, it is necessary to supply to it more than the 100% of the energy demanded during its discharge. A critical factor to make a suitable load control of the batteries is to determine its own state of load. That is to say, to have an efficient load control, it is necessary to count on means that allow to accurately determining the residual capacity of the battery to deliver load. This one is the one of the aspects of greater interest in the research centers around world. For this reason, in this work it was pretended to develop a calculation algorithm of the state of load of batteries based on a fuzzy-neural network that could calculate the state of load without using the battery current as an input. This is because one of the main problems for the designers of battery load controllers is the correct supervision of the current that circulates around the system in all the rank of operation of the same one because the sensors do not have a linear behavior. [Spanish] La recarga de baterias plomo-acido (BPA), como cualquier otro tipo de baterias, consiste en reponer la energia consumida durante la descarga. Sin embargo, como ningun proceso fisico o quimico es lo bastante eficiente para recargar a totalidad una bateria, es necesario suministrarle mas del 100% de la energia demandada durante su descarga. Un factor critico para realizar un adecuado control de carga de las baterias, es determinar su propio estado de carga. Es decir, para tener un control de carga eficiente, es necesario contar con un medio que permita determinar con precision la capacidad remanente de la bateria para entregar carga. Este es uno de los aspectos de mayor interes en los centros de investigacion alrededor el mundo. Por tal razon, en este trabajo se propuso

  9. Tendencia de los niveles de plomo en la atmósfera de la zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México: 1988-1998 Trends in atmospheric concentrations of lead in the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City: 1988-1998

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir las tendencias del plomo atmosférico asociadas a la eliminación paulatina del plomo de la gasolina y el uso de convertidores catalíticos en el auto transporte de la Ciudad de México, de 1988 a 1998. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio de series de tiempo que incluye las mediciones atmosféricas de plomo que se obtuvieron, entre 1988 y 1998, de nueve estaciones de la red manual de monitoreo atmosférico de la Ciudad de México. Las intervenciones evaluadas fueron la introducción de gasolina Magnasin, el uso de convertidores catalíticos y el descenso en la concentración de plomo hasta su eliminación total de la gasolina utilizada en los auto transportes. Se describen las tendencias de plomo por monitor, por zona geográfica, utilizando un modelo de regresión que incorpora una estructura de auto-correlación. RESULTADOS: La introducción de gasolina sin plomo y de los convertidores catalíticos se asoció con un descenso en la concentración de plomo atmosférico en 23%, la reducción paulatina del plomo en la gasolina ocasionó una reducción acumulada de 89% en todas las zonas estudiadas. CONCLUSIONES: La introducción de la gasolina sin plomo ha logrado abatir las concentraciones ambientales de este contaminante de una manera importante.OBJECTIVE: To describe the trends in airborne lead levels and their association with the control measures implemented from 1988 to 1998 to phase out lead from gasoline that included the introduction of a lead-free gasoline and the use of catalytic converters in automobiles in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of atmospheric lead levels were obtained from the 9 field stations included in the local air quality monitoring network (RMMA. Trends for airborne lead are shown by monitor, monitoring area and for the entire metropolitan zone. Analysis of data was performed using linear regression models including autocorrelation analysis. The models were validated by standard diagnostic

  10. Structure-property relationships in centrifugally cast IMI 550 (Ti4Al-4Mo-2Sn-0.5Si)

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    Centrifugal casting technology has been used to produce test pieces and hard-point bracket components for a determination of the structure-property relationships in the age-hardenable titanium alloy IMI 550. Tensile, high cycle fatigue, fracture toughness and elevated temperature creep results have shown that an attractive combination of property levels can be achieved in this alloy. It has been established that the tensile, fatigue and creep performance of cast plus Hot Isostatically Pressed (HIP) IMI 550 approaches that of conventionally wrought material while fracture toughness is superior. The improvement obtained in fracture toughness is a direct result of the presence of the highly acicular Widmanstatten or transformed beta microstructure produced by casting compared with the more traditional equiaxed alpha + beta structure exhibited by wrought products. HIP'ing has been shown to eliminate all traces of as cast internal shrinkage porosity and to thus yield a dramatic improvement in high cycle fatigue performance. HIP'ing was accompanied by general coarsening of the acicular alpha phases present in the micro-structure after casting. Macro and microstructural analysis of the castings indicated a refined and uniform beta grain size which it is believed is due to the presence of silicon in the alloy. 16 references

  11. Pedogeochemical mapping of Al, Ba, Pb, Ti and V in soils of the Barcelona Province (Catalonia, NE Spain): relationships with soil physico-chemical properties.

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    Bech, J.; Reverter, F.; Tume, P.; Sokolowska, M.; Sanchez, P.; Longan, L.; Bech, J.; Zhiyanski, M.; Lansac, A.; Oliver, M. T.

    2009-04-01

    Pedogeochemical mapping is a useful tool for estimating the local background of potentially toxic elements (PTE), wich is essential for environmental regulation. The aim of this study is to estimate the levels and distribution of Al, Ba, Pb, Ti and V in surface soils of the Barcelona province (Catalonia, NE Spain) and their relationships with administrative-geographic districts, texture, pH, organic carbon and CaCO3. The studied region has a surface area of 7731 Km2. The geology is varied: granites and Paleozoic shales predominate in SE-E. and Mesozoic and Cenozoic limestones, dolomites, marlstones, gypsum and sandstones in the remainder of the studied area. 319 top soil samples (0-20 cm) were collected at 5 km intervals on a regular grid, dried and sieved (2mm). General soil properties were analysed by standard methods. Aqua regia digests (DIN 38414-S7) of Al, Ba, Pb, Ti and V were determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry. Statistical data treatment was carried out using SPSS 12.0 and Statgraphics Plus 5.1. We applied Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) techniques to statistically describe the data. The software used for mapping was ESRI's Arc Wiew 9.0, Desktop version. Analytical data is represented using growing dot maps. The values of every mapped variable were grouped into a few cartographic classes in order to produce limited legends. The limits for the cartographic classes were chosen by the percentile method (5th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th, and 98th). Some results are: Al mg kg-1min 4410.0, max 194786.0, mean 18145.6, sd 12112.1, med 16273.3 ; Ba mgkg-1min 7.32, max 1709.0, mean 128.4, sd 149.2, med 91.7; Pb mg kg-1min 2.76, max 485.7, mean 52.2, sd 46.3, med 46.0; Ti mg kg-1min 11.6, max 3540.0, mean 268.0, sd 421.6, med 132.2, and V mg kg-1min 2.15, max 289.2, mean 31.4, sd 25.7, med 26.0. . The highest mean value of Ba (328mkg-1), Pb (139.6 mgkg-1) and V (54.7 mgkg-1) corresponds to the Barcelonés district with mainly urban soils. The Al contents

  12. Structure-property relationships of mullite-SiC-Al2O3–ZrO2 composites developed during carbothermal reduction of aluminosilicate minerals

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    Evolution of SiC and ZrO2 in the matrix of Al2O3 or mullite have been reported to enhance a higher toughness, good thermal shock resistance (lowering thermal expansion and improving thermal conductivity) and improved creep resistance of composite materials. In this study, the structure-property relationships of mullite-Al2O3 matrix composites have been investigated in conjunction with the evolution of reinforcing phases such as SiC–ZrO2 by an economical heat treatment process called carbothermal reduction of inorganic minerals (Kaolinite, Andalusite, Zircon). The influence of starting materials in relation with the variation in molar ratio of C/SiO2 on the phase composition, microstructures, physical and mechanical properties have been studied. Light microscopy has been supplemented with scanning electron microscopy, XRD analysis, differential thermal and thermal gravity analysis to follow the structure-property relationships. The experimental results show that with increasing of C/SiO2 ratio in starting materials, very fine SiC whiskers have been formed in the microstructures. Moreover, the densification and strength are considerable higher for ZrO2 + SiC containing composites in comparison to that of only SiC added ones. Furthermore, it has been found that the appropriate ratio of C/SiO2 with the associated firing temperature to develop a higher densification and SiC crystallization have been related to the 3.5, 1550 °C for kaolinite, 3.5, 1450 °C for zircon and 5.5, 1600 °C for andalusite containing composite samples, respectively. - Highlights: • In-situ formation of SiC whiskers in matrix of alumina + mullite composites. • Advantage of availability, abundance and economical for starting materials. • Lack of environmental problems in comparable of utilization of whiskers directly. • A mixture of coke and alumina as a protective layer instead of inert atmosphere. • Fabrication of advanced materials for high temperature applications

  13. Diseño de instalación eléctrica para acometida e instalación interior de una Planta de Valorización y Reciclaje de Baterías de Plomo-Acido con apoyo de instalación solar fotovoltaica conectada a red

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    El presente proyecto pretende describir y justificar las instalaciones eléctricas tanto de baja como de alta tensión, de una planta industrial dedicada a la Valorización y Reciclaje de Baterías de Plomo-Acido. Igualmente se describirá y justificará la instalación solar fotovoltaica conectada a red, instalada sobre parte de las cubiertas de los edificios que conforman la planta.

  14. El plomo contamina la caza

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    Según un estudio publicado en ‘PLoS ONE’ por investigadores británicos y españoles, los niveles de este metal pesado en algunos animales ya cocinados superan los límites máximos que marca la Unión Europea.

  15. River fishing as an economic resource in Late Iberian times: an example from the site of Los Castellones de Céal (Hinojares, Jaén

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    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the finding of a group of folded lead sheets in the Ibero-roman level at Castellones de Céal. As they have been traditionally used as weights for fishing nets, the practice at the site of river fishing as an economic resource is inferred. Some other archaeological examples of this activity are also examined.

    En este trabajo se describen una serie de láminas enrolladas de plomo aparecidas en el nivel iberorromano de Castellones de Céal y que habitualmente son empleadas como lastres en redes de pesca. Se deduce de ello el empleo de la pesca fluvial como recurso económico, revisándose los ejemplos conocidos de esta actividad en el registro arqueológico.

  16. Nonlinear relationship between the Product Consistency Test (PCT) response and the Al/B ratio in a soda-lime aluminoborosilicate glass

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    Farooqi, Rahmat Ullah; Hrma, Pavel

    2016-06-01

    We have investigated the effect of Al/B ratio on the Product Consistency Test (PCT) response. In an aluminoborosilicate soda-lime glass based on a modified International Simple Glass, ISG-3, the Al/B ratio varied from 0 to 0.55 (in mole fractions). In agreement with various models of the PCT response as a function of glass composition, we observed a monotonic increase of B and Na releases with decreasing Al/B mole ratio, but only when the ratio was higher than 0.05. Below this value (Al/B < 0.05), we observed a sharp decrease that we attribute to B in tetrahedral coordination.

  17. Solidificación-Estabilización de Cromo, Níquel y Plomo en una Matriz Sólida de Hormigón Fabricada con Cemento Portland Solidification-Stabilization of Chromium, Nickel and Lead in a Concrete Solid Matrix of Portland Cement

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se validó la técnica de cementación como alternativa para la solidificación-estabilización de residuos sintéticos de metales pesados, cromo, níquel y plomo, usando probetas sólidas de hormigón de cemento Portland. El proceso de cementación se realiza a partir de una mezcla base para obtener hormigón con resistencia a la compresión de 29.4 N/mm², los metales fueron incorporados como sales metálicas en el agua de amasado. Se realizaron pruebas de resistencia a la compresión, lixiviación de metales por la prueba PECT con absorción atómica y se calculó la eficiencia de retención. El hormigón fabricado con cemento Portland es adecuado para su uso en la solidificación-estabilización de níquel y plomo a una concentración máxima de 0.43% para níquel y 1.94% para plomo.The technique of cementation was validated as an alternative method for the solidification-stabilization of heavy metal synthetic wastes, chromium, nickel and lead, using concrete solid cylinders made of Portland cement. The cementation process takes place starting with a concrete mixture base with compressive strength of 29.4 N/mm². Metals were incorporated as metallic salts in the mixing water. Tests of compressive strength, leaching of metals by PECT with atomic absorption were performed and retention efficiencies were calculated. Concrete made with Portland cement is appropriate for the solidification-stabilization of nickel and lead, with maximum concentrations of 0.43% of nickel and 1.94% of lead in concrete.

  18. Synchrotron-based XPS studies of AlGaN and GaN surface chemistry and its relationship to ion sensor behaviour

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    Highlights: • Soft X-ray was used to study the surface chemistry of GaN and AlGaN. • The surface chemistry and sensor behaviour were investigated. • The oxide of aluminum is significantly more reactive than gallium. • The Cl− ions are greater in GaN samples compared to AlGaN samples. - Abstract: Soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to investigate the fundamental surface chemistry of both AlGaN and GaN surfaces in the context of understanding the behaviour of AlGaN/GaN heterostructures as chemical field-effect transistor (CHEMFET) ion sensors. AlGaN and GaN samples were subjected to different methods of oxide growth (native oxide and thermally grown oxide) and chemical treatment conditions. Our investigations indicate that the etching of the oxide layer is more pronounced with AlGaN compared to GaN. Also, we observed that chloride ions have a greater tendency to attach to the GaN surface relative to the AlGaN surface. Furthermore, chloride ions are comparatively more prevalent on surfaces treated with 5% HCl acid solution. The concentration of chloride ions is even higher on the HCl treated native oxide surface resulting in a very clear deconvolution of the Cl 2p1/2 and Cl 2p3/2 peaks. For GaN and AlGaN surfaces, a linear response (e.g. source-drain current) is typically seen with variation in pH of buffered solutions with constant reference electrode voltage at the surface gate; however, an inverted bath-tub type response (e.g. a maximum at neutral pH and lower values at pH values away from neutral) and a general tendency to negative charge selectivity has been also widely reported. We have shown that our XPS investigations are consistent with the different sensor response reported in the literature for these CHEMFET devices and may help to explain the differing response of these materials

  19. Synchrotron-based XPS studies of AlGaN and GaN surface chemistry and its relationship to ion sensor behaviour

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    Khir, Farah Liyana Muhammad, E-mail: 21001899@student.uwa.edu.au [School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); Myers, Matthew, E-mail: Matt.Myers@csiro.au [School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Kensington, Western Australia 6151 (Australia); Podolska, Anna [School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); Department of Exploration Geophysics, Curtin University of Technology, 26 Dick Perry Avenue, ARRC, Kensington, Western Australia 6151 (Australia); Sanders, Tarun Maruthi [School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); Baker, Murray V., E-mail: murray.baker@uwa.edu.au [School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); Nener, Brett D., E-mail: brett.nener@uwa.edu.au [School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia); Parish, Giacinta, E-mail: giacinta.parish@uwa.edu.au [School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Hwy., Crawley, Western Australia 6009 (Australia)

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    Highlights: • Soft X-ray was used to study the surface chemistry of GaN and AlGaN. • The surface chemistry and sensor behaviour were investigated. • The oxide of aluminum is significantly more reactive than gallium. • The Cl{sup −} ions are greater in GaN samples compared to AlGaN samples. - Abstract: Soft X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy was used to investigate the fundamental surface chemistry of both AlGaN and GaN surfaces in the context of understanding the behaviour of AlGaN/GaN heterostructures as chemical field-effect transistor (CHEMFET) ion sensors. AlGaN and GaN samples were subjected to different methods of oxide growth (native oxide and thermally grown oxide) and chemical treatment conditions. Our investigations indicate that the etching of the oxide layer is more pronounced with AlGaN compared to GaN. Also, we observed that chloride ions have a greater tendency to attach to the GaN surface relative to the AlGaN surface. Furthermore, chloride ions are comparatively more prevalent on surfaces treated with 5% HCl acid solution. The concentration of chloride ions is even higher on the HCl treated native oxide surface resulting in a very clear deconvolution of the Cl 2p{sub 1/2} and Cl 2p{sub 3/2} peaks. For GaN and AlGaN surfaces, a linear response (e.g. source-drain current) is typically seen with variation in pH of buffered solutions with constant reference electrode voltage at the surface gate; however, an inverted bath-tub type response (e.g. a maximum at neutral pH and lower values at pH values away from neutral) and a general tendency to negative charge selectivity has been also widely reported. We have shown that our XPS investigations are consistent with the different sensor response reported in the literature for these CHEMFET devices and may help to explain the differing response of these materials.

  20. Commentary: Disregard for Others: Empathic Dysfunction or Emotional Volatility? The Relationship with Future Antisocial Behavior--Reflections on Rhee et al. (2013)

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    Blair, R. J. R.

    2013-01-01

    There have long been suggestions that reduced levels of empathy are associated with an increased risk for antisocial behavior (e.g., Miller & Eisenberg, 1988). The article by Rhee and colleagues on typically developing children (Rhee et al., 2012) is important because it is one of the few studies to longitudinally examine the relationship…

  1. Relationship between transport properties and band diagrams in InAsxSb1−x/Al0.1In0.9Sb quantum wells

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    The resistivity of InAs0.1Sb0.9/Al0.1In0.9Sb quantum wells (QWs) is much lower than that of InSb/Al0.1In0.9Sb QWs, staying low resistivity even at low temperature. Fundamental difference in low temperature transport properties between InSb/Al0.1In0.9Sb and InAs0.1Sb0.9/Al0.1In0.9Sb QWs was revealed, based on the band diagram calculations of these QWs. Band diagrams of InAsxSb1−x/Al0.1In0.9Sb QWs showed that the energy band of the InAsxSb1−x layer moves downward with increasing As content x. The QW is type I at x equal to 0, becomes type II at x equal to 0.1. The Fermi level (EF) of the InSb QWs lies in the band gap and below apart from the bottom of the conduction band, while EF of the InAs0.1Sb0.9 QWs is above the bottom of the conduction band of the well. The calculated sheet carrier densities are in good agreement with the experimental results. It well explains that the sheet carrier density difference between InSb and InAs0.1Sb0.9 QWs mainly originates from this band diagram difference and the position of EF

  2. Interacción de Anhidrita con Soluciones Acuosas que Contienen Plomo. I. Evolución Fisicoquímica del Sistema

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    Morales Sánchez-Migallón, Juan; Astilleros, José Manuel; Jiménez, Amalia; Fernández Díaz, Lurdes

    2011-01-01

    El Pb es un metal tóxico cuyo uso extensivo durante siglos ha derivado en la liberación de este elemento al medio ambiente, resultando potencialmente peligroso para la salud pública. La exposición de los organismos a este elemento puede causar graves problemas para la salud, afectando a múltiples sistemas del organismo, como el sistema nervioso, sanguíneo, digestivo, cardiovascular o el sistema renal. Afecta particularmente al sistema nervioso de niños, inc...

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    ... toward a world without ALS! Walk to Defeat ALS® Walk to Defeat ALS® draws people of all ... We need your help. I Will Advocate National ALS Registry The National ALS Registry is a congressionally ...

  4. The Relationship between Self-esteem and Quality of Life of Patients with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura at Isfahan's Sayed Al-Shohada Hospital, Iran, in 2013

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    Hemati, Zeinab; Kiani, Davood

    2016-01-01

    Background: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a chronic disease which is accompanied with hopelessness and loss of the sense of well-being due to its symptoms and treatment. It also affects patients' sense of social and spiritual well-being. This disorder decreases patients' self-esteem and their quality of life by changing their mental image and self-confidence. This study was performed to find the relationship between self-esteem and quality of life of patients with ITP. Subjects...

  5. AN INVESTIGATION OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PHASE SEPARATION AND CRYSTALLIZATION OF ZnO-Al2O3-SiO2 GLASSES

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    Jiazhi, Li; Ying, Shan; Guanging, Hu

    1982-01-01

    TEM, DTA, X-ray diffraction results reveal that there is a strong tendency to phase separation into two immiscible liquid phases in the ZnO-Al2O3- SiO2 (ZAS) glasses. β-quartz solid solution would precipitate as metastable initial crystalline phase, when the degree of phase separation of the original glass is low, whereas β-quartz solid solution and β-Willemite solid solution would both be precipitate when the degree of phase separation is more complete. It was found that degree of phase sepa...

  6. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and its relationship with socio-demographics and hygienic habits among male primary schoolchildren inAl-Ahsa,SaudiArabia

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    Hamdan Ibrahim Al-Mohammed; Tarek Tawfik Amin; Elsayed Aboulmagd; Hatem Refaat Hablus; Burhan Omar Zaza

    2010-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the prevalence of different intestinal parasitic infections among male primary schoolchildren in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, and to explore the possible relative socio-economic, environmental and behavioural sanitary correlates.Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was performed. A total of1 289 male students aged from7to12years were selected randomly from20urban and12rural primary schools by multistage sampling method. Data collection was carried out by self administered questionnaire form to the parents/guardians of students and included inquires about socio-demographics, environmental conditions, and behavioural sanitary habits. Stool analysis was carried out to examine the presence of intestinal parasitic infections.Results:Overall prevalence of parasitic infections was27.2%, more among rural students. Frequently encountered infections included Entamoeba histolytica/dispar(8.2%), Giardia lamblia(6.5%),Entamoeba coli(4.0%)andEnterobius vermicularis(1.6%). Logistic regression revealed that lower maternal educational level and occupational status, low family income, big family size, poor personal hygienic practices and positive history of previous intestinal infections among family members increased the likelihood of infections.Conclusions:Although of low magnitude, intestinal parasitic infections still represent a public health concern among male schoolchildren in Al-Ahsa region. Socio-demographic and poor personal hygienic habits are the main predictors for these infections.

  7. The relationship between depth profiles of nitrogen concentration, hardness, and wear rate in ion-implanted Ti-6Al-4V

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    The property changes induced by nitrogen ion implantation of Ti-6Al-4V alloys are considered, with emphasis on the effects of the nitrogen concentration profiles on hardness and wear rate. The comparison of the measured hardness profile to the profile from a finite element simulation reinforces the assumption that nitride formation, rather than damage, is the primary hardening mechanism. In addition, these techniques allow determination of the increae in the yield stress caused by the ion implantation. In this case, a ten-fold increase in the yield stress is found. Wear rate profiles are compared to the nitrogen concentration profile and are found to be low at depths greater than the nitrogen profile depth. This is assumed to occur because of the geometry of the wear test device. (orig.)

  8. Anatomic relationship of the optic nerve channel with sphenoid al sinus: a computed tomography study; Relacao anatomica do nervo optico com o seio esfenoidal: estudo por tomografia computadorizada

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    Dias, Paulo Cesar J. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil); Albernaz, Pedro Luiz M. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Otorrinolaringologia e Disturbios da Comunicacao Humana; Yamashida, Helio K. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem

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    The sphenoid sinus, out of the facial sinuses, is certainly the most neglected as far as diagnosis is concerned. The surgical approach requires a detailed anatomical knowledge, considering the serious complications resulting from injuries of vital structures adjacent to this region. Aim: the objective of our research is to evaluate the anatomic relationship of the optic nerve with the sphenoid sinus making use of the computed tomography. Study design: series report. Material and method: the authors present a retrospective analysis of 203 computed tomographies of facial sinus belonging to individuals of both sexes aged 14 and over. The examinations were evaluated observing the course of the optic nerve, obtained through the degree of its projection on the wall of the sphenoid sinus. The method used was the modified classification of Delano, evaluating the absence of bone reduction (dehiscence) of the optic nerve in the sphenoid sinus. We analysed the degree of pneumatization of the sphenoid sinus, using Hammer's classification adapted by Guerrero, apart from the pneumatization of the anterior clinoidal process and pterigoid and the presence of the Onodi cell. Results: most of the patients (78.96%) presented their optic nerve with a type 1 course. Type 2 was observed in 16.83% of the patients, type 3 in 3.47% and type 4 in 0.74%. The presence of dehiscence of the optic nerve in the wall of the sphenoid sinus was evidenced in 21.29% of the cases. Related to pneumatization, we noticed that the pre-selar type was observed in 6.44%, the post-selar type appeared in 39.11%, the selar type appeared in 54.45%, and the apneumatized type was not observed in any of the cases. The pneumatization of the anterior clinoidal process was verified in 10.64% of the cases, while the pterigoid process was apparent in 21.29% of the cases. The Onodi cell (sphenoetmoidal) was found in 7.92% of the cases. Conclusion: the presence of dehiscence of the optic nerve is related with the

  9. Evaluación de la incertidumbre en la determinación de plomo en sangre por voltamperometría de redisolución anódica, aplicando el modelo de calibración ponderado de adición patrón generado por simulación de monte Carlo

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    Delgado, Gustavo; Vanegas, Manuel; Salazar, Jairo

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo pretende demostrar que la evaluación de la incertidumbre en la determinación de plomo en sangre por voltamperometría de redisolución anódica, aplicando el análisis de regresión lineal ponderado por adición patrón y generado por simulación de Monte Carlo, tiene mayor congruencia con los resultados experimentales que con los obtenidos por la aplicación del enfoque clásico basado en la ley de la propagación de la incertidumbre. Para el primer caso, se elaboró el programa en M...

  10. Structure-property relationships of mullite-SiC-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}–ZrO{sub 2} composites developed during carbothermal reduction of aluminosilicate minerals

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    Seifollahzadeh, P., E-mail: Pseifollahzadeh.mat@stu.yazd.ac.ir; Kalantar, M.; Ghasemi, S.S.

    2015-10-25

    Evolution of SiC and ZrO{sub 2} in the matrix of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} or mullite have been reported to enhance a higher toughness, good thermal shock resistance (lowering thermal expansion and improving thermal conductivity) and improved creep resistance of composite materials. In this study, the structure-property relationships of mullite-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} matrix composites have been investigated in conjunction with the evolution of reinforcing phases such as SiC–ZrO{sub 2} by an economical heat treatment process called carbothermal reduction of inorganic minerals (Kaolinite, Andalusite, Zircon). The influence of starting materials in relation with the variation in molar ratio of C/SiO{sub 2} on the phase composition, microstructures, physical and mechanical properties have been studied. Light microscopy has been supplemented with scanning electron microscopy, XRD analysis, differential thermal and thermal gravity analysis to follow the structure-property relationships. The experimental results show that with increasing of C/SiO{sub 2} ratio in starting materials, very fine SiC whiskers have been formed in the microstructures. Moreover, the densification and strength are considerable higher for ZrO{sub 2} + SiC containing composites in comparison to that of only SiC added ones. Furthermore, it has been found that the appropriate ratio of C/SiO{sub 2} with the associated firing temperature to develop a higher densification and SiC crystallization have been related to the 3.5, 1550 °C for kaolinite, 3.5, 1450 °C for zircon and 5.5, 1600 °C for andalusite containing composite samples, respectively. - Highlights: • In-situ formation of SiC whiskers in matrix of alumina + mullite composites. • Advantage of availability, abundance and economical for starting materials. • Lack of environmental problems in comparable of utilization of whiskers directly. • A mixture of coke and alumina as a protective layer instead of inert atmosphere. • Fabrication of advanced

  11. Relationship between Ca{sup 2+} concentration and the properties of codoped Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 12}:Ce scintillators

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    Meng, Fang [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Koschan, Merry [Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Wu, Yuntao; Melcher, Charles L. [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Scintillation Materials Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    2015-10-11

    Codoping is a method of current interest for modifying the properties of scintillators. The study reported here explores the effect of codoping on cerium doped Gd{sub 3}Ga{sub 3}Al{sub 2}O{sub 12} (GGAG:Ce) crystals with various concentrations of Ca. These single crystals were grown via the Czochralski technique with Ce concentrations fixed at 0.2 at% and Ca concentrations ranging from 0.1 at% to 0.4 at% in the initial melt. The relationship between dopant concentration and light yield, rise time, and scintillation and photoluminescence decay times was determined. In addition, the absorbance, photoluminescence, radioluminescence, afterglow and thermoluminescence dependence on the dopant concentration are presented. In some of the Ca codoped crystals, an additional luminescence center was observed with an excitation wavelength of 350 nm and an emission wavelength of 400 nm and a photoluminescence decay time of ~3.5 ns. - Highlights: • GGAG:Ce crystals codoped with various Ca concentrations were grown by a CZ method. • The scintillation decay times and afterglow were improved by Ca codoping. • Ca codoping promotes valence state transition from Ce{sup 3+} to Ce{sup 4+} in GGAG. • GGAG:Ce with 0.4% Ca shows the shortest decay time (~27 ns)

  12. Relationship between

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    TIAN; Lide

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    [1]Craig, H., Isotopic variations in meteoric waters, Science, 1961,133: 17020703.[2]Dansgaard, W., Stable isotope in precipitation, Tellus, 1964, 14(4): 436-468.[3]Merlivat, L., Jouzel, J., Global climate interpretation of the deuterium-oxygen 18 relationship for precipitation, J. Geophys.Res.. 1979, 84: 5029-5033.[4]Jouzel, J., Merlivat, L., Deuterium and oxygen-18 in precipitation: modeling of the isotope effects during snow formation.J. Geophys. Res., 1984, 89(D7): 11749-11757.[5]Sonntag, C., Klitzsch, E., Lohnert, E. P. et al., Palaeoclimatic information from deuterium and oxygen-18 in Carbon- 14-dated North Saharan groundwaters, in Isotope Hydrology, IAEA,Vienna, 1979, 569-581.[6]Armengaud, A., Koster, R. D., Jouzel, J. et al., Deuterium excess in Greenland snow: analysis with simple and complex models, J. Geophys. Res., 1998, 103(D8): 8947-8953.[7]Jouzel, J., Merlivat, L., Lorius, C., Deuterium excess in an East Antarctic ice core suggests higher relative humidity at the oceanic surface during the last glacial maximum, Nature, 1982, 299 (5885): 688-691.[8]Qin Dahe, Ren Jiawen, Wang Wenti, et al., Distribution of δD in 25 cm surface snow across the Antarctic, Science in China, Ser. B, 1992,22(7): 768-776.[9]Yao Tandong, Ding Liangfu, Pu Jianchen et al., Characteristic of δ 18O in snow and its relation with moisture sources in Tanggula Mountains, Tibetan Plateau, Chinese Science Bulletin (in Chinese), 1991, (20): 1570-1573.[10]Zhang Xinping, Shi Yafeng, Yao Tandong, Variational features of precipitation, δ 18O in Northeast Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.Science in China, Ser. D, 1995, 38(7): 854-864.[11]Zhang Xinping, Yao Tandong, Relations between weather systems affecting Tibetan Plateau and oxygen isotope in precipitation, Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology (in Chinese), 1995, 17(2): 125-131.[12]Tian Lide, Yao Tandong, Yang Zhihong, δ18O in precipitation and moisture sources upon the Tibetan Plateau, Cryosphere

  13. Relación entre adherencia objetiva al tratamiento en la diabetes infantil y variables psicológicas de los cuidadores Relationship between objective treatment compliance in infantile diabetes and psychological variables of caregivers

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    Consuelo Arenas Bermúdez

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Justificación: La diabetes es una elevación crónica de glucosa en sangre. En niños, el tratamiento no es administrado por el paciente sino por su cuidador. Así, las características personales que aseguren la adherencia al tratamiento dependen de otra persona. Objetivo Principal: Identificar qué características personales y ambientales del cuidador favorecen o interfieren la adherencia al tratamiento. Diseño y Metodología: Participaron 60 cuidadores principales de niños diabéticos (edad: 1-15 años. Evaluándose optimismo, autoeficacia, neuroticismo, estrategias de afrontamiento, estilos educativos, apoyo social (del cuidador, así como adherencia objetiva en los niños (análisis sanguíneo, además de variables demográficas y familiares de ambos. Se realizaron correlaciones y diferencias entre grupos utilizando variables de agrupamiento como tener o no adherencia al tratamiento, entre otras. El estudio duró un año durante el cual los cuidadores asistieron a sesiones psicoeducativas sobre la enfermedad. Resultados: Principales y Conclusiones. El perfil del cuidador con mejor adherencia objetiva: alguien con buenos conocimientos sobre la enfermedad, temor ante las consecuencias de no seguir el tratamiento, acostumbrado a afrontar problemas buscando soluciones, con una actitud y motivación positivas y sin sentirse culpable. En su relación con los pacientes muestra un alto grado de control y de afecto (cuidador democrático.Justification: Diabetes is a chronic elevation of glucose in the blood. In the case of children, treatment is not administrated by the patient but their caregivers. In this sense, personal characteristics that increase treatment compliance are not dependent on oneself but on other people. Main Aim: To find personal and environmental characteristics that may increase or decrease objective treatment compliance. Design and Method: Participants in this study were 60 principal caregivers of diabetic children (aged: 1

  14. Revisión de la relación existente entre la exposición ocupacional al formaldehído y leucemia Review relationship between occupational exposure to formaldehyde and leukemia

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    Katerine Greace Ajalla Puente

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El formaldehído es un cancerígeno conocido, su relación con un aumento del riesgo de leucemia en exposición ocupacional continua en debate a pesar de los diversos estudios realizados. Presentamos una revisión bibliográfica cuyo objetivo es conocer el nivel de evidencia existente entre la posible relación causal de la exposición laboral al formaldehído y la aparición de leucemia, mediante el análisis sistemático de la producción científica publicada entre los años 2008 y 2012. Metodología: Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en las bases de datos Medline, IBECS, LILACS, CROCHRANE, OSH UPDATE, CISDOC, WEB OF KNOWLEDGE y SCOPUS, utilizando una estrategia de búsqueda a partir de términos "MeSH". Se obtuvieron un total 302 artículos de los que finalmente se seleccionaron 7 que cumplían los requisitos establecidos. De ellos, 4 eran metaanálisis, 2 estudios de casos y controles, 1 estudio de cohortes. Para la asignación del nivel de evidencia se utilizaron los criterios de la Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN. Resultados: Se han encontrado riesgos elevados para los niveles de máxima exposición y también datos de mortalidad estadísticamente significativa para leucemia mieloide con aumento del número de años de prácticas de embalsamamiento. Tres metaanálisis aportan RR altos para leucemia mieloide. Un cuarto metaanálisis al excluir los estudios de mortalidad proporcional obtiene que los resultados basados en cohortes y estudios caso-control no sugieren una asociación entre exposición al formaldehído y leucemia. Discusión: Los estudios disponibles presentan limitaciones que no hacen posible establecer niveles de evidencia suficientes que confirmen la relación concluyente entre exposición a formaldehído y aparición de leucemias en trabajadores. Nuestra revisión bibliográfica contiene estudios heterogéneos en diferentes poblaciones donde hemos encontrado valores de asociación (RR

  15. New constraints on the relationship between 26Al and oxygen, calcium, and titanium isotopic variation in the early Solar System from a multielement isotopic study of spinel-hibonite inclusions

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    Kööp, Levke; Nakashima, Daisuke; Heck, Philipp R.; Kita, Noriko T.; Tenner, Travis J.; Krot, Alexander N.; Nagashima, Kazuhide; Park, Changkun; Davis, Andrew M.

    2016-07-01

    We report oxygen, calcium, titanium and 26Al-26Mg isotope systematics for spinel-hibonite inclusions (SHIBs), a class of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions (CAI) common in CM chondrites. In contrast to previous studies, our analyses of 33 SHIBs and four SHIB-related objects obtained with high spatial resolution demonstrate that these CAIs have a uniform Δ17O value of approximately -23‰, similar to many other mineralogically pristine CAIs from unmetamorphosed chondrites (e.g., CR, CV, and Acfer 094). Five SHIBs studied for calcium and titanium isotopes have no resolvable anomalies beyond 3σ uncertainties. This suggests that nucleosynthetic anomalies in the refractory elements had been significantly diluted in the environment where SHIBs with uniform Δ17O formed. We established internal 26Al-26Mg isochrons for eight SHIBs and found that seven of these formed with uniformly high levels of 26Al (a multi-CAI mineral isochron yields an initial 26Al/27Al ratio of ∼4.8 × 10-5), but one SHIB has a smaller initial 26Al/27Al of ∼ 2.5 × 10-5, indicating variation in 26Al/27Al ratios when SHIBs formed. The uniform calcium, titanium and oxygen isotopic characteristics found in SHIBs with both high and low initial 26Al/27Al ratios allow for two interpretations. (1) If subcanonical initial 26Al/27Al ratios in SHIBs are due to early formation, as suggested by Liu et al. (2012), our data would indicate that the CAI formation region had achieved a high degree of isotopic homogeneity in oxygen and refractory elements before a homogeneous distribution of 26Al was achieved. (2) Alternatively, if subcanonical ratios were the result of 26Al-26Mg system resetting, the clustering of SHIBs at a Δ17O value of ∼-23‰ would imply that a 16O-rich gaseous reservoir existed in the nebula until at least ∼0.7 Ma after the formation of the majority of CAIs.

  16. Phase relationships in the area of the beta aluminate of the system K{sub 2}O-MgO-AL{sub 2}O{sub 3}; Phasenbeziehungen im Bereich der Beta-Aluminate des Systems K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}

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    1996-12-01

    The aim of this work was to be able to make statements about the thermodynamic stability of K-{beta}``-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} in the pseudo-binary system K{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and in the pseudo-ternary system K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} relative to the adjacent phases of KAlO{sub 2} {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} and K-{beta}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}. (orig./MM) [Deutsch] Ziel dieser Arbeit war es, Aussagen ueber die thermodynamische Stabilitaet von K-{beta}``-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} im pseudobinaeren System K{sub 2}O-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} und im pseudoternaeren System K{sub 2}O-MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} relativ zu den benachbarten Phasen KAlO{sub 2}, {alpha}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, MgAl{sub 2}O{sub 4} und K-{beta}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} machen zu koennen. (orig./MM)

  17. Correlação entre permeabilidade e resistência mecânica de filtros cerâmicos no sistema Al2O3-SiC Relationship between permeability and mechanical strength of Al2O3-SiC ceramic filters

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    V. R. Salvini

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Tem sido crescente o uso de cerâmicas reticulares em processos de refino e purificação de metais fundidos, filtração de gases quentes e combustão catalítica. A aplicação depende da composição química e das propriedades físicas do material (número de poros por polegada linear (ppi, porosidade e diâmetro de poro. Há um consenso de que a melhoria das propriedades dos filamentos resulta em um melhor desempenho mecânico do filtro cerâmico. Entretanto, a análise dos valores de resistência mecânica não pode ser considerada isoladamente, uma vez que para filtros cerâmicos esta tem que estar associada à permeabilidade. Neste trabalho é feita uma análise entre as propriedades fluidodinâmicas e mecânicas de filtros cerâmicos no sistema Al2O3-SiC na faixa de 8 a 90 ppi. Os resultados obtidos permitem considerações tanto no aspecto do processamento cerâmico quanto no modelamento mecânico apresentado na literatura.Reticulate ceramics have been increasingly employed in purification of gases, liquid metals and in catalytic processes. The application area usually depends on the chemical composition and the physical properties (porosity, pore size and pore counting (ppi. In most cases, reticulate ceramics are submitted to compression loads at high temperatures, which makes the durability of these cellular materials be ultimately related to the mechanical quality of the struts. In filtration applications, it is also important the evaluation of fluid dynamic properties of the ceramic, specifically its permeability to fluid flow. In this work, a relationship between mechanical properties and permeability constants of Al2O3-SiC ceramic foam filters with 8 to 90 ppi is presented. Results were associated with the processing technique and with the mechanical modeling presented in the literature.

  18. Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 + x round wires with Ag/Al oxide dispersion strengthened sheaths: microstructure–properties relationships, enhanced mechanical behavior and reduced Cu depletion

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    Ag/Al alloys with various Al content (0.50 wt%, 0.75 wt%, 1.00 wt%, and 1.25 wt%) are made by powder metallurgy and used as the outer sheath material for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 + x (Bi2212)/Ag/AgAl multifilamentary round wires (RW). Bi2212/Ag/AgAl RW microstructural, mechanical and electrical properties are studied in various conditions, including as-drawn, after internal oxidation, and after partial melt processing (PMP). The results are compared with the behavior of a Bi2212/Ag/Ag0.20Mg wire of the same geometry. The grains in as-drawn Ag/Al alloys are found to be ∼25% smaller than those in the corresponding Ag/0.20 wt%Mg, but after PMP, the Ag/Al and Ag/0.20 wt%Mg grain sizes are comparable. Tensile tests show that Bi2212/Ag/AgAl green wires have yield strength (YS) of ∼115 MPa, nearly 65% higher than that of Bi2212/Ag/Ag0.20Mg. After PMP, the Bi2212/Ag/AgAl YS is about 35% greater than that of Bi2212/Ag/Ag0.20Mg. Furthermore, Bi2212/Ag/AgAl wires exhibit higher ultimate tensile strength and modulus and twice the elongation-to-failure. Atomic resolution high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy demonstrate the formation of nanosize MgO and Al2O3 precipitates via internal oxidation. Large spherical MgO precipitates are observed on the Ag grain boundaries of Ag/0.20 wt%Mg alloy, whereas the Al2O3 precipitates are distributed homogenously in the dispersion-strengthened (DS) Ag/Al alloy. Furthermore, it is found that less Cu diffused from the Bi2212 filaments in the Bi2212/Ag/Ag0.75Al wire during PMP than from the filaments in the Bi2212/Ag/Ag0.20Mg wire. These results show that DS Ag/Al alloy is a strong candidate for improved Bi2212 wire. (paper)

  19. AL Amyloidosis

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    Desport Estelle

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Definition of the disease AL amyloidosis results from extra-cellular deposition of fibril-forming monoclonal immunoglobulin (Ig light chains (LC (most commonly of lambda isotype usually secreted by a small plasma cell clone. Most patients have evidence of isolated monoclonal gammopathy or smoldering myeloma, and the occurrence of AL amyloidosis in patients with symptomatic multiple myeloma or other B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders is unusual. The key event in the development of AL amyloidosis is the change in the secondary or tertiary structure of an abnormal monoclonal LC, which results in instable conformation. This conformational change is responsible for abnormal folding of the LC, rich in β leaves, which assemble into monomers that stack together to form amyloid fibrils. Epidemiology AL amyloidosis is the most common type of systemic amyloidois in developed countries with an estimated incidence of 9 cases/million inhabitant/year. The average age of diagnosed patients is 65 years and less than 10% of patients are under 50. Clinical description The clinical presentation is protean, because of the wide number of tissues or organs that may be affected. The most common presenting symptoms are asthenia and dyspnoea, which are poorly specific and may account for delayed diagnosis. Renal manifestations are the most frequent, affecting two thirds of patients at presentation. They are characterized by heavy proteinuria, with nephrotic syndrome and impaired renal function in half of the patients. Heart involvement, which is present at diagnosis in more than 50% of patients, leading to restrictive cardiopathy, is the most serious complication and engages prognosis. Diagnostic methods The diagnosis relies on pathological examination of an involved site showing Congo red-positive amyloid deposits, with typical apple-green birefringence under polarized light, that stain positive with an anti-LC antibody by immunohistochemistry and

  20. Diversity Role on LMX relationships

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    High quality leader-member relationships (LMX) provide huge opportunities for strategic and organizational benefits (see Graen & Uhl-Bien, 1996; Liden et al., 1997). Despite the many positive effects of high LMXs, one area in need of empirical investigation is evidence of what leads to higher and lower quality relationships (Uhl-Bien, et al., 2000). The present analyses the antecedents of LMX, following the similarity-attraction paradigm at the dyad and at the team level, and specifically exp...

  1. Relationship between liquid structure and property Ⅱ——Kinematic viscosity of Mg-9Al melt and its relationship with the microstructure%液态结构与性质关系Ⅱ——Mg-9Al熔体的运动黏度及与熔体微观结构的关系

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    弭光宝; 李培杰; ОхапкиАВ; Kонстантиннова Н Ю; Сабирэянов А А; Попелъ П C

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    basic unit of β phase-like residual bond structures causes an abnormal change of viscosity in the first heating process; in the subsequent cooling process and the second heating process, the melt reaches a new dynamic equilibrium state, and Al atoms are uniformly distributed in the melt.At this time, the size of Mg-Al average atomic cluster ds and the number of short-range order atoms Ns inside them increase (decrease) monotonically with temperature, and the relationship between viscosity v and size of average atomic clusters ds is expressed as a linear function, i.e., v = v0 + K · ds, which presents a new way for revealing micro-structure change of alloy melt and further understanding the change characteristic of viscosity.

  2. 关于w-al-CL空间%On w-al-CL Spaces

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    林丽琼; 张云南

    2011-01-01

    给出w-al-CL空间的定义,比较几种CL性的关系,讨论w-al-CL空间的c0和与l1和的稳定性,并讨论C(K,X)空间的w-al-CL性.%Gives the definition of w-al-CL spaces, compare the relationship of some properties of CL, discusses the stability of c0 -sums and l1 -sums of w-al-CL spaces, and discusses the property of w-al-CL of C(K,X) spaces.

  3. Genetic relationship between Na-rich chondrules and Ca,Al-rich inclusions? - Formation of Na-rich chondrules by melting of refractory and volatile precursors in the solar nebula

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    Ebert, Samuel; Bischoff, Addi

    2016-03-01

    Al-rich objects (Ca,Al-rich inclusions (CAIs), Al-rich chondrules, Al-rich fragments) occur in all chondrite classes. These objects can be centimeter-sized in CV3 carbonaceous chondrites, but they are generally much smaller in other chondrite groups and classes. Within the ordinary chondrites, most Al-rich objects are chondrules that vary from Ca- to Na-rich. Here, we have investigated the mineralogy and major element chemistry of 32 Na-rich chondrules and 3 Na-rich fragments from 15 different chondrites. Most objects (chondrules and chondrule fragments) are from ordinary chondrites (petrologic types 3.2-3.8), but two of the chondrules are from two CO3 chondrites, and three of the chondrules are from one Rumuruti (R)-chondrite. We found that these Na-rich objects have bulk Na2O-concentrations between 4.3 and 15.2 wt%. Texturally, they typically consist of euhedral to subhedral (often skeletal) mafic minerals (olivine and pyroxenes) embedded within a nepheline-normative, glassy mesostasis, which is brownish in transmitted light. In addition, some chondrules contain euhedral to subhedral spinel. Bulk chondrule compositions show group II, group III, and ultrarefractory rare earth element (REE) patterns similar to those found in CAIs. These results clearly demonstrate that the Na-rich chondrules must have been formed by melting of precursors containing an (ultra-)refractory element-rich component and Na-rich constituents. The Na-rich chondrules showed Sm and Eu anomalies, indicating that they must have formed at low oxygen fugacities. Based on the chemical composition of the Na-rich objects, we can rule out that they were formed as a result of planetary formation due to metasomatic processes or processes related to collisions between molten planetesimals.

  4. The Relationship between Cognitive Dissonance and the Big-5 Factors Model of the Personality and the Academic Achievement in a Sample of Female Students at the University of Umm Al-Qura

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    Al Otaibi, Sameera Moharib B.

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study is to try to determine the relationship between the cognitive dissonance, the Big-Five Factors (neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness) and the academic achievement. The study also aim to identify differences between female students with high cognitive dissonance and students with low…

  5. Sensorineural hearing loss in high school teenagers in Mexico City and its relationship with recreational noise Las alteraciones auditivas de escolares adolescentes en la Ciudad de México pueden estar relacionadas al ruido recreativo

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    María del Consuelo Martínez-Wbaldo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to measure the frequency of hearing loss in a sample of typical public high-school students exposed to recreational noise, and determine associated risk factors. The sample was made up of 214 teenagers from a high-school in Mexico City; subjects were selected randomly per strata. We applied a questionnaire to identify risk factors for hearing loss and performed a battery of audiologic tests consisting of otoscopy, tympanometry, and pure-tone audiometry. The mean age of the sample was 16 ± 1.07 years; 73% were male and 27%, female. Hearing loss was found in 21% of students. The main hearing loss-related risk factor was exposure to recreational noise: frequent attendance at discotheques and pop-music concerts; use of personal stereos; and noise exposure in school workshops. The high frequency of hearing loss in high school students from one Mexico City school (nearly one fifth of the sample was found to be related to noise exposure mainly during recreational activities.El objetivo de este estudio fue medir la frecuencia de alteraciones auditivas en una muestra de escolares de educación media superior expuestos a ruido recreativo y determinar algunos factores de riesgo asociados. La muestra estuvo constituida por 214 adolescentes de una escuela de la Ciudad de México. Los sujetos fueron seleccionados al azar por medio de una computadora. Se aplicaron cuestionarios con el objeto de identificar los factores de riesgo para alteraciones auditivas y se les practicaron diversos estudios audiológicos consistentes en: otoscopía, timpanometría y una audiometría a tonos puros. La edad media de la muestra fue de 16 ± 1,07 años, 73% fueron del sexo masculino y 27% femenino. Se encontraron alteraciones auditivas en 21% de los estudiantes. Los principales factores de riesgo asociados a alteraciones auditivas fueron: exposición al ruido recreativo al asistir a discotecas, conciertos de música popular, el uso de equipos de

  6. Relación entre salud y renuncia al empleo en trabajadoras de la industria maquiladora electrónica de Tijuana The relationship between health and quitting work among electronic industry female workers in Tijuana

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    Sylvia Guendelman; Steven Samuels; Martha Ramírez-Zetina

    1999-01-01

    OBJETIVO. Analizar factores de salud, laborales y sociales que contribuyen a renunciar al trabajo en dos maquiladoras transnacionales del ramo electrónico de Tijuana. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio de cohorte a 725 mujeres empleadas en una planta japonesa y una estadunidense, entre enero de 1992 y marzo de 1994. La muestra se estratificó en dos intervalos de tiempo ­30 y >30 días laborados. Se efectuó un seguimiento de las mujeres hasta su renuncia o final del periodo de observació...

  7. CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS WITH RUTHLESS BRANDS

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    Power, John; Whelan, Susan; Davies, Gary

    2006-01-01

    The marketing and reputation literature has failed to investigate how brands with negative associations can build trusting relationships with consumers. Research into the measurement of product brand image is unbalanced and has focused on using only positive traits (Aaker, 1999; Batra et al. 1993; Bellenger et al., 1976), as the belief was that a brand could have significant brand equity when consumers held a favourable impression of the brand (Keller, 1993). However, it has been argued tha...

  8. All About ALS

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    ... please review our exit disclaimer . Subscribe All About ALS Understanding a Devastating Disorder In the summer of ... of research dollars—for a fatal disease called ALS. ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It’s also ...

  9. Química del Oxígeno en el eutéctico 44.5% Plomo 55.5% Bismuto fundido. Aplicación a reactores ADS

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    Verdaguer Ferrer, Ariadna

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    a gestió dels residus nuclears de vida llarga i alta activitat és una de les principals preocupacions al voltant de l’energia nuclear. En el marc del projecte europeu IP EUROTRANS (EURATOM 6th Framework Programme) i dels projectes espanyols COMETA (ENE2005-08611-C02-02) i COPLOGEN (ENE2009-14223-C02-02) s’ha proposat utilitzar reactors ADS (Accelerator Driven Systems) per a transmutar aquest tipus de residus. En aquest tipus de residus, protons d’alta energia, col•lisionarien amb el blanc d’e...

  10. Relación entre salud y renuncia al empleo en trabajadoras de la industria maquiladora electrónica de Tijuana The relationship between health and quitting work among electronic industry female workers in Tijuana

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    Sylvia Guendelman

    1999-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO. Analizar factores de salud, laborales y sociales que contribuyen a renunciar al trabajo en dos maquiladoras transnacionales del ramo electrónico de Tijuana. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS. Se realizó un estudio de cohorte a 725 mujeres empleadas en una planta japonesa y una estadunidense, entre enero de 1992 y marzo de 1994. La muestra se estratificó en dos intervalos de tiempo ­30 y >30 días laborados. Se efectuó un seguimiento de las mujeres hasta su renuncia o final del periodo de observación, mediante la recolección de información sobre variables de salud, sociales y ocupacionales de diversas fuentes de registro obtenidas de su centro de trabajo. Los motivos de renuncia y la confiabilidad de los datos obtenidos de los registros se estudiaron por medio de entrevistas de seguimiento realizadas a 46% (n= 148 de las trabajadoras que renunciaron y fueron localizadas aproximadamente 12 meses (desviación estándar= 6.7 después de su renuncia. RESULTADOS. La probabilidad acumulativa de renunciar al trabajo fue de 67% en el primer año y de 81% en el segundo. La ausencia de antecedentes laborales previos, turno diurno y nacionalidad de la compañía, resultaron factores predictivos para la renuncia al empleo durante los primeros 30 días. Tabaquismo, antecedentes quirúrgicos y haberse incapacitado por enfermedad general, después de controlar por otras variables, actuaron como factores predictivos para la renuncia posterior a 30 días. En contraposición, la tasa de renuncia posterior a 30 días resultó menor para mujeres con enfermedades crónicas. CONCLUSIONES. La renuncia al empleo en las maquiladoras es elevada y selectiva; en tanto que los factores ocupacionales se asociaron con la renuncia temprana, los relacionados con la salud fueron mejores factores predictivos para la renuncia posterior a los primeros 30 días.OBJECTIVE. To examine the health, labor and social factors which contribute to quitting work in two transnational

  11. Evaluación del comportamiento de arsénico, cobre, plomo y zinc en suelos afectados por el vertido de la mina de Aznalcóllar (Sevilla, España)

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    Sarria Carabalí, Margarita María

    2013-01-01

    Después del accidente de la mina de Aznalcóllar, los suelos afectados fueron sometidos a medidas de remediación para disminuir la contaminación generada principalmente por As, Cu, Pb y Zn, encontrándose que después de 6 años seguían teniendo problemas (Simón et al., 2009). Por lo anterior, se hizo un muestreo en tres perfiles de suelos contaminado (SC), remediado (SR) y no contaminado (SNC, no afectado por el vertido) en el sector “Puente de las Doblas” a los diez años de ocurrido el accident...

  12. Responses of two températe evergreen Nothofagus species to sudden and gradual waterlogging: relationships with distribution patterns Respuestas de dos especies siempreverdes de Nothofagus al anegamiento gradual y repentino: relaciones con patrones de distribución

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    érdida foliar y reducida SLA podrían excluir a esta especie de sitios muy húmedos. Concluimos que la tolerancia puede predecirse mejor desde respuestas al anegamiento gradual, más que al anegamiento repentino.

  13. Abusive Relationships

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    ... leaving. Where to Get Help Ending abuse and violence in teen relationships is a community effort with plenty of ... other ways to get involved in making sure dating abuse doesn’t happen to people in your school. Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD Date reviewed: May ... For Teens For Kids For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC ...

  14. TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE OF VISCOSITY OF Al-Si ALLOY MELTS

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    H.R. Geng; R. Wang; Z.X. Yang; J.H. Chen; C.J. Sun; Y. Wang

    2005-01-01

    The relationship between the viscosity and temperature of Al-Si alloy melts was investigated.The viscosity of three different types of Al-Si alloy melts was measured. It was showed that the relationship between the viscosity and temperature of hypoeutectic Al-5% Si and eutectic Al12.5%Si alloy melts is approximately exponential except for some special zones, but that of the hypereutectic melt is different. The paper discussed the correlation of the viscosity and atomic density, which is thought that the viscosity corresponds to the atomic density to some extent.

  15. The ALS Gun Electronics system

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    The ALS Gun Electronics system has been designed to accommodate gun with a custom made socket and high speed electronics circuit which is capable of producing single and multiple electron bunches with time jitters measured at better than 50 PS. The system generates the gated RF signal at ground level before sending it up to the 120 KV-biased gun deck via a fiber optic cable. The current pulse width as a function of grid bias, using an Eimac 8847A planar triode simulating an electron gun, was measured to show the relationship between the two parameters

  16. Aussprache als motorische Fertigkeit

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    Bonner, Maria

    2013-01-01

    Authentische Aussprache gilt im Fremdsprachenunterricht als schwer erreichbares Ziel, fremdsprachlicher Akzent wird als nahezu unvermeidbar gesehen. Weder die Hypothese einer kritischen Periode für den Erwerb einer authentischen Aussprache noch das Konzept der Fossilierung im Sprachlernprozess...

  17. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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    ... benefit of 16 months before onset of severe respiratory failure. Other treatments are designed to relieve symptoms and ... of ALS. Most people with ALS die from respiratory failure, usually within 3 to 5 years from the ...

  18. Initial Symptoms of ALS

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    ... Chapters Certified Centers and Clinics Support Groups About ALS About Us Our Research In Your Community Advocate ... Diagnosis En español Symptoms The initial symptoms of ALS can be quite varied in different people. One ...

  19. RESPUESTA DE CAFETALES AL SOL Y BAJO SEMISOMBRA A NITRÓGENO Y SU RELACIÓN CON LA MATERIA ORGÁNICA DEL SUELO COFFEE CROPS RESPONSE TO NITROGEN ON DIRECT SUNLIGHT AND SEMI-SHADOW AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOIL’S ORGANIC MATTER

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    Siavosh Sadeghian Khalajabadi

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    Full Text Available La materia orgánica del suelo (MO puede llegar a ser una fuente importante de nitrógeno (N para las plantas. Mediante el desarrollo de esta investigación se evaluó la respuesta de cafetales a plena exposición solar y bajo semisombra al suministro de N y su relación con la MO. Para ello se seleccionaron 20 plantaciones al sol y 12 con semisombra en 25 municipios de Colombia, contrastantes en su contenido de MO (desde 4 hasta 28%. Se evaluaron dos tratamientos, uno con N, P, K y Mg y el otro sin N, el cual se aplicó en dosis de 240 kg ha-1 año-1 como urea. En los cafetales al sol el efecto de la carencia de N sobre la producción se manifestó a partir del segundo año y se aumentó gradualmente, hasta alcanzar reducciones cercanas al 50% en el cuarto año; bajo semisombra se registró un comportamiento similar pero de menor magnitud. En ambos sistemas de producción, el comportamiento del rendimiento relativo en función del contenido de materia orgánica, se ajustó a un modelo cuadrático, con punto de inflexión en el 18% de la variable independiente. El suministro de N disminuyó el pH del suelo y aumentó las pérdidas de K+ en los dos sistemas; en los cafetales al sol se incrementaron los contenidos foliares de N, Mg y Mn por el efecto del N, mientras que las concentraciones de P, K, Cu y B disminuyeron. En las plantaciones desarrolladas bajo semisombra la fertilización nitrogenada sólo aumentó el contenido foliar del Mn y redujo el B.Soil’s organic matter (OM can be an important source of nitrogen (N for plants. Through the development of this investigation the response of coffee in full sunlight and under light shade to the supply of N and its relationship to OM was evaluated. For this, 20 plantations exposed to direct sunlight and 12 under semi-shade were selected in 25 municipalities in Colombia, with different content of OM (from 4 to 28%. Two treatments were evaluated, one with N, P, K and Mg and the other without N

  20. Friendship relationships

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    Horst Heidbrink

    2007-01-01

    Within the last years the psychological interest in the issue of friendship has evidently risen. This article gives an overview of the current research on friendship whereas within this outline, new - partially unpublished research results from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Hagen - are presented. The Research Colloquium “Interpersonal Relationships”1 particularly focused on gender differences. Moreover the cultural dependence of amicable relationships is discussed in detail...

  1. Relationships Economics

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    Israelsen, L. Dwight; Ratliff, Richard L.

    1999-01-01

    The concept of the importance of healthy relationships in the economic system can be traced back to Adam Smith's writings of the last quarter of the 18th century. Smith believed that self-interest, the profit motive, competition, and frequent human interaction in the marketplace, within the framework of the rule of law, would induce market participants to develop moral virtues of honesty, generosity, and trust. Sellers who failed to develop these attributes would lose customers to competitors...

  2. Remarks on Homogeneous Al-Salam and Carlitz Polynomials

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    Jian-Ping Fang

    2014-01-01

    Several multilinear generating functions of the homogeneous Al-Salam and Carlitz polynomials are derived from q-operator. In addition, two interesting relationships of product of this kind of polynomials are obtained.

  3. TEM study of the initial oxide scales of Ti2AlC

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    This paper presents a detailed microstructural analysis of the crystallographic relationships between α-Al2O3 oxide scale and Ti2AlC parent material, and examines the atomic diffusion and formation of oxide scale on Ti2AlC during the initial oxidation stage at 1200 deg. C. It is shown that the α-Al2O3 oxide scale can be either a continuous or a discontinuous capping layer on Ti2AlC. A Ti-rich intermediate layer that consists mostly of TiC interrupts the continuity of the α-Al2O3 layer. The channels for inward diffusion of O and outward diffusion of Ti and Al run not only along grain boundaries of α-Al2O3, but also through the Ti-rich intermediate layer. The outward diffusion of Al atoms is either parallel to the (0 0 1) basal plane or parallel to prism planes of Ti2AlC. Crystallographic orientation relationships between α-Al2O3 oxide scale and Ti2AlC were observed: [1-bar12]α-Al2O3 // [010]Ti2AlC, (110)α-Al2O3 // (001)Ti2AlC and [001]α-Al2O3 // [331]Ti2AlC, (110)α-Al2O3 // (11-bar0)Ti2AlC.

  4. Volver al desarrollo

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    Jaime Ornelas Delgado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo, categoría empleada para expresar el crecimiento económico, surge durante la "guerra fría" y si bien fue propuesta por teóricos metropolitanos, se asumió en Latinoamérica como parte de los instrumentos disponibles para lograr el crecimiento y alternativa al socialismo. El desarrollo mantuvo su vigencia entre 1945 y 1975, cuando al advenimiento del neoliberalismo fue paulatinamente retirado de la agenda de las preocupaciones nacionales e internacionales. Al iniciarse el siglo xxi, el fracaso del mercado autorregulado trajo de nueva cuenta al debate los problemas del desarrollo, lo que obliga a revisarlo críticamente, tanto como al concepto mismo para mostrar su carácter colonial, si se quiere construir caminos ajenos al neoliberal y superar los problemas que han hecho de Latinoamérica una de las regiones más desiguales del mundo.

  5. Jalta als Heterotopie

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    Schmid, Ulrich

    2013-01-01

    Jalta ist ein Ort, der sich im europäischen Kulturgedächtnis sowohl historisch als auch literarisch als "radikal anderer Ort" - als " Heterotopie" - festgesetzt hat. An der Konferenz von Jalta wurde 1945 eine neue Weltordnung geschaffen in der Hoffnung auf eine bessere Welt. Auch in den Werken von Anton ?echov, vor allem in denjenigen, die in Jalta entstanden sind, wird von einer anderen und besseren Welt geträumt.

  6. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

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    Full Text Available In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.

  7. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

    2010-01-01

    In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.This article...

  8. Sobre Al-Qarmuniyya

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    Fierro Bello, María Isabel

    1990-01-01

    [ES] En dos tradiciones escatológicas relativas a al-Andalus y recogidas por 'Abd al-Malik h Haha en su Ta'rg se hace referencia a Carmona. La mención de esta ciudad en dichas tradiciones debe ser puesta en relación con dos episodios de la historia de al-Andalus que tuvieron lugar antes de la muerte de Ibn Habib: la batalla de Carmona en época de 'Abd al-Rahman y la concentración de tropas omeyas en el mismo lugar durante el ataque normando en los años 229-30/844-5.

  9. Strain Rates and Grain Growth in Al 5754 and Al 6061 Friction Stir Spot Welds

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    Gerlich, A.; Yamamoto, M.; North, T. H.

    2007-06-01

    The stir zone temperature and microstructures are compared in friction stir spot welds produced in Al 5754 and Al 6061 alloys. Electron backscattered diffraction was used to determine the relationship between tool rotation speed during welding and final stir zone grain size. Comparison of the grain sizes in rapidly quenched welds with those in air-cooled joints confirmed that grain growth occurred only in Al 6061 spot welds. There was no evidence of abnormal grain growth in the stir zones of Al 6061 welds; the final grain size could be represented using an Arrhenius equation. The strain rates during welding were determined by incorporating the stir zone temperature and average subgrain sizes in quenched spot welds in the Zener-Hollomon relation. When the tool rotation speed increased from 750 to 3000 RPM, the strain rate values ranged from 180 to 497 s-1 in Al 5754 spot welds and from 55 to 395 s-1 in Al 6061 spot welds. It is suggested that a no-slip boundary condition may be appropriate during numerical modeling of Al 5754 and 6061 friction stir spot welding. This is not the case during Al 7075, Al 2024, and Mg-alloy AZ91 spot welding because spontaneous melting facilitates slippage at the tool contact interface.

  10. Digital Relationships

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    Ledborg Hansen, Richard

    as authentic members of temporary organizations the students also displayed a clear inability to connect to the presentations of each other. This apparent high skillset in presenting but low skillset in relating led us to formulate a thesis of Facebook behavior aimed at describing and suggesting the presence......-­rich information and highly interesting communication are sky-­high and rising. With a continuous increase in digitized communication follows a decrease in face-­to-­face encounters and our ability to engage in inter-­personal relationships are suffering for it (Davis, 2013). The behavior described in this paper...... for the same reasons – that the growing amount of digitized communication “out there” represents data waiting to be sifted, analyzed and decoded. In this paper “Facebook behavior” refers to a particular behavior characterized by presenting your self and representations of selected self in the hope of getting...

  11. Al-Anon/Alateen

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    Find an Al-Anon meeting Español | Français 2018 Int'l Convention Home About Group Meetings What If I'm not ready ... a meeting? What can I expect at an Al-Anon meeting? What was my first meeting like? ...

  12. Al - BASED CAST COMPOSITES

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    Rakesh Kumar Yadav

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The economy is very important feature nowadays in themarket. The researches are playing an important role inengineering field to increase the life of machine parts /components and decrease the cost. The compositematerials have the potential to replace widely used steeland aluminium due to their good characteristics withbetter performance. The Al-based composites have foundextensive applications in automobile industries andaerospace industries due to their increased stiffness,strength, thermal conductivity and wear resistanceproperties. A number of particulate phases have beenemployed in the Al-alloy matrix. The cast aluminiumceramicparticulate composites are finding applications inpistons, connecting rods, cylinder liner, engine cylinderblock, electrical contacts etc.The present investigation isbased on study of the effect of particulate phase on theSEM study, micro-hardness, elastic modulus, tensilestrength and the wear behaviour of Al-5 % SiC-7 % Fe,Al-10 % SiC-6 % Fe and Al-15 % SiC-5 % Fe composites.

  13. Proyectiles de plomo en el antiguo Perú

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    Brooks, William E.; Farfán, Armando; Vetter Parodi, Luisa; Diestra Lopez, David

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    Se han encontrado proyectiles de piedra con hondas (warak’as) en varios sitios arqueológicos en el Perú. Esto indica que esta arma fue comúnmente utilizada por sociedades precolombinas. La honda, denominada warak’a o huaraca en quechua, posee un amplio espectro espacial y temporal, siendo documentada desde hace muchos años en el Viejo y Nuevo Mundo y usada aún con fines pastoriles en el Perú rural de hoy. Tanto en el antiguo Perú como en el Viejo Mundo, la galena con plata (soroche), fue fund...

  14. El plomo escrito del Tos Pelat (Moncada, Valencia)

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    Burriel Alberich, Josep Maria; Mata Parreño, Consuelo; Ruiz Soriano, Anna Lorena; Velaza Frías, Javier; Ferrer i Jané, Joan; Peiró Ronda, Mª Amparo; Roldán García, Clodoaldo; Murcia Mascarós, Sonia; Doménech Carbó, Antonio

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to edit a new Iberian lead inscription found in Tos Pelat (Moncada, valencia). In spite of this fragmentary condition, its text is possibly signary with a sacred or votive function.

  15. [Environmental factors in ALS].

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    Juntas-Morales, Raul; Pageot, Nicolas; Corcia, Philippe; Camu, William

    2014-05-01

    ALS is likely to be a disorder of multifactorial origin. Among all the factors that may increase the risk of ALS, environmental ones are being studied for many years, but in the recent years, several advances have pointed to a new interest in their potential involvement in the disease process, especially for the cyanotoxin BMAA. Food containing BMAA has been found on Guam, a well-known focus of ALS/parkinsonism/dementia and high levels of BMAA have been identified into the brain of these patients. The BMAA cyanotoxin is potentially ubiquitous and have also been found into the food of patients who died from ALS both in Europe and USA. BMAA can be wrongly integrated into the protein structure during mRNA traduction, competing with serine. This may induce abnormal protein folding and a subsequent cell death. Heavy metals, such as lead or mercury may be directly toxic for neuronal cells. Several works have suggested an increased risk of ALS in individuals chronically exposed to these metals. Exposure to pesticides has been suggested to be linked to an increased risk of developing ALS. The mechanism of their toxicity is likely to be mediated by paraoxonases. These proteins are in charge of detoxifying the organism from toxins, and particularly organophosphates. To date, there are insufficient scientific data to suggest that exposure to electromagnetic fields may increase the risk of having ALS. We are particularly missing longitudinal cohorts to demonstrate that risk. PMID:24703731

  16. Preparing the care relationship: a welcoming tool in health units Preparando la relación para atender al paciente: una herramienta para el acogimiento en unidades de salud Preparando a relação de atendimento: ferramenta para o acolhimento em unidades de saúde

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    Silvia Matumoto

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to identify and analyze aspects regarding the preparation for the worker-user relationship in a primary health care unit in a city in the state of São Paulo-Brazil, from the perspective of welcoming. The health work process is the theoretical basis of the study; participant observation and semi-structured interviews were used as data collection techniques, and thematic analysis in the analysis stage. For the welcoming to be processed, there is a "moment" of preparation for the worker, the physical environment and the relationships present at work so that users are welcomed, in which the users' needs are sometimes disregarded. Despite the difficulties in terms of resource availability, especially in the public sector, when preparing the service/user and worker/user relationships, one should consider the aspects associated to a more human, welcoming relationship, since it is during live work, in this intersection, that care quality is established.Se tuvo por objetivo identificar y analizar aspectos pertinentes a la preparación para la relación trabajador/usuario en una unidad de salud de la red de atención básica de un municipio del Estado de San Pablo, Brasil, teniendo como perspectiva el acogimiento. El proceso de trabajo en salud sustenta teóricamente el estudio. Se utilizó la observación participante y la entrevista semiestructurada como técnicas de recolección de datos y el análisis temático en la etapa de análisis. Para que el acogimiento se procese deben existir un "momento" de preparación del trabajador; debe ser preparado su espacio físico y las relaciones presentes en el trabajo para que suceda la atención al usuario, donde no siempre son consideradas sus necesidades. A pesar de que existan dificultades en la disponibilidad de recursos, especialmente en el sector público, en la preparación de la relación servicio/usuario y trabajador/usuario, deben ser considerados los aspectos vinculados a una relaci

  17. Rapid solidification of undercooled Al-Cu-Si eutectic alloys

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    RUAN Ying; WEI BingBo

    2009-01-01

    Under the conventional solidification condition,a liquid aluminium alloy can be hardly undercooled because of oxidation.In this work,rapid solidification of an undercooled liquid Al,80.4Cu,13.6Si,6 ternary eutectic alloy was realized by the glass fluxing method combined with recycled superheating.The re-lationship between superheating and undercooling was investigated at a certain cooling rate of the alloy melt.The maximum undercooling is 147 K (0.18 TE).The undercooled ternary eutectic is composed of α(Al) solid solution,(Si) semiconductor and β(CuAl,2) intermetallic compound.In the (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic,(Si) faceted phase grows independently,while (Al) and θ non-faceted phases grow coopera-tively in the lamellar mode.When undercooling is small,only (Al) solid solution forms as the leading phase.Once undercooling exceeds 73 K,(Si) phase nucleates firstly and grows as the primary phase.The alloy microstructure consists of primary (Al) dendrite,(Al+9) pseudobinary eutectic and (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic at small undercooling,while at large undercooling primary (Si) block,(Al+θ) pseudo-binary eutectic and (Al+Si+θ) ternary eutectic coexist.As undercooling increases,the volume fraction of primary (Al) dendrite decreases and that of primary (Si) block increases.

  18. Efecto del tabaquismo durante el embarazo sobre la antropometría al nacimiento Effect of smoking during pregnancy on anthropometric characteristics at birth

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    Luisa María Sánchez-Zamorano

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el efecto del consumo de tabaco durante el embarazo sobre el peso y la longitud al nacimiento. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Mediante el análisis secundario de una base de datos de dos estudios de cohorte, realizados en la Ciudad de México de 1993 a 2000 sobre exposición a plomo, se evaluaron las diferencias en el peso y longitud al nacer entre los hijos de mujeres que refirieron haber fumado durante el embarazo y las que no lo hicieron. Las diferencias se estimaron ajustando por otros factores importantes para el peso y la longitud al nacer, mediante modelos de regresión lineal múltiple. RESULTADOS: La proporción de mujeres que dijeron fumar durante el embarazo fue de 4.7%. Se observó que los hijos de madres que fumaron durante el embarazo pesaron en promedio 154 gramos menos (IC 95% -284.7 -24.7, y midieron 0.79 centímetros menos (IC 95% -1.5 -0.1, en comparación con los hijos de mujeres que refirieron no haber fumado durante el embarazo. CONCLUSIONES: Estos hallazgos ponen en evidencia el daño producido por el consumo de tabaco sobre la población infantil.OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of tobacco consumption during pregnancy on height and birth weight of newborns. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two cohort studies on lead exposure conducted in Mexico City between 1993 and 2000 were analyzed. Data were analyzed to assess the differences in height and birth weight between children of women who smoked during pregnancy and those who did not, adjusting for other important factors. Statistical analysis consisted of multiple linear regression models. RESULTS: The proportion of women who smoked during pregnancy was 4.7%. The birth weight of children of mothers who smoked during pregnancy was 154 grams less on average (95% confidence interval [CI] -284.7, -24.7 and their height was 0.79 cm less (95% CI -1.5, -0.1 than the children of non-smokers during pregnancy. CONCLUSIONS: These findings evidence the deleterious effect of tobacco

  19. Sociale media als leermiddel

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    2012-01-01

    Rubens, W. (2012, 5 juni). Sociale media als leermiddel. Presentatie over het gebruik van sociale media binnen het onderwijs, verzorgd tijdens een ouderraadbijeenkomst van de Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Etten-Leur, Etten-Leur, Nederland.

  20. MDA ALS Caregiver's Guide

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    ... R.D., C.N.S.D., L.D.N. Nutritionist MDA/ALS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center ... neurologists, physiatrists, therapists (physical, occupa- tional, speech, respiratory), nutritionists, social work- ers, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists and medical equipment ...

  1. Regionale Herkunft als Bonus

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    Kratochvil, Dr. Ruth

    2004-01-01

    Der Bio-Sektor durchlebt bewegte Zeiten. Die biologische Landwirtschaft hat sich aus der Nische herausbewegt und dafür an „Besonderheiten“ eingebüßt. Diese müssen als Zusatznutzen wiedergefunden werden.

  2. Factores asociados al bajo peso al nacer

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    Georgina J Peraza Roque; Silvia de la C Pérez Delgado; Zoe de los A Figueroa Barreto

    2001-01-01

    El bajo peso al nacer (BPN) ha constituido un enigma en la ciencia a través de los tiempos. Múltiples son las investigaciones realizadas acerca de las causas que lo producen y las consecuencias que provoca. Su importancia no solo radica en lo que significa en la morbilidad y la mortalidad infantil, sino que estos niños tienen habitualmente múltiples problemas posteriores. El Programa para la Reducción del BPN señala que los niños nacidos con un peso inferior a los 2 500 g presentan riesgo de ...

  3. Partizipation als Ausnahmezustand

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    Korf, Benedikt

    2009-01-01

    In «Die Erfindung des Politischen» (1993) beschreibt Ulrich Beck Subpolitik als den Ort, an dem die Grenze zwischen Politik und Nichtpolitik verschwindet. Aus der zunehmenden Wirkkraft von Subpolitik erwächst die grundlegende Frage, mit welcher Legitimation diese Art von Subpolitik in die Sphäre der institutionalisierten Politik eindringt. Beck’s Subpolitik soll im Anschluss an theoretische Arbeiten von Chantal Mouffe und Giorgio Agamben als post-politische Aspiration bezeichnet werden, die e...

  4. Der Preis als Kaufbarriere?

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    Mueller Loose, Simone

    2012-01-01

    Die Preispolitik hat eine herausragende Stellung im Marketing. Der Preis eines Produktes ist für Verbraucher ein direkter Kostenfaktor und für Unternehmen die Stellgröße im Mar-ketingmix, die den Umsatz am stärksten beeinflusst (vgl. Nieschlag et al. 2002). Wenn die Akzeptanz und der regelmäßige...... Verzehr gesunder Lebensmittel erhöht werden soll, ist es sowohl für die Verbraucherpolitik als auch für Lebensmittelproduzenten wichtig, den Ein-fluss des Preises auf die Kaufentscheidung zu verstehen. Aus Verbrauchersicht ist der Preis neben dem Geschmack die wichtigste Produkteigen-schaft beim Kauf von...... Lebensmitteln (vgl. Brunsø/Grunert 1998) und stellt eine Kaufbarrie-re für Lebensmittel mit gesundheitsfördernden Eigenschaften dar. Studien in den USA (vgl. Cassady et al. 2007), Frankreich (vgl. Drewnowski et al. 2004; Andrieu et al. 2005) und Deutschland (vgl. Karg et al. 2008) kommen übereinstimmend zu dem...

  5. Relação de ajuda no desempenho dos cuidados de enfermagem a doentes em fim de vida Relacíon de ayuda en el contexto de los cuidados de enfermeria a enfermos al final de su vida Helping relationship in end-of-life patient's nursing care context

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    Rosa Maria Pereira Simões

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como principal objetivo verificar a importância que os enfermeiros atribuem às competências relacionais na ajuda a doentes em fim de vida. A investigação é de tipo descritivo-correlacional, transversal, com uma amostra de 56 enfermeiros, selecionada de forma intencional, acidental e desenvolvida a partir da aplicação de um instrumento de medida que integra o Inventário de Competências Relacionais de Ajuda, Escala de Satisfação com a Vida, Questões relativas à importância atribuída à formação contínua. Da análise dos resultados ressalta-se que os enfermeiros consideram as competências relacionais fundamentais para o cuidado ao doente em fim de vida. O desempenho de competências relacionais de ajuda está significativamente correlacionado com a formação que os enfermeiros desenvolveram sobre relação de ajuda, bem como com a satisfação que têm com a vida em geral.Este estudio tiene como principal objetivo comprobar la importancia que conceden los enfermeros a las competencias de relacionamiento, en la ayuda a enfermos al final de su vida. La investigación es de tipo descriptivo y de correlación, transversal, con una muestra de 56 enfermeros, seleccionada de forma intencional, accidental y desarrollada a partir de la aplicación de un instrumento de medida integrado en el Inventario de competencias relacionales de ayuda, Escala de satisfacción con la vida, cuestiones referentes a la importancia concedida a la formación continua. Del análisis de los resultados concluimos que los enfermeros consideran las competencias de relacionamiento fundamentales para cuidar al enfermo al final de su vida. Los resultados indican que el mejor resultado de competencias de relacionamiento, por parte de los enfermeros, está correlacionado con mejor formación sobre relación de ayuda, así como la percepción de mayor satisfacción con la vida en general. Estos resultados tienen aplicación en el proceso de

  6. Modification of residual stress in Al-[AlBO]w/Al compound plate

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    姜传海; 吴建生; 王德尊

    2001-01-01

    The application of compound parts of Al-[AlBO]w/Al not only reduces the cost of the parts but also improves its properties. However, there is a large thermal residual stress between Al and [AlBO]w/Al, and it is harmful for practical application. From the theoretical analyses and experimental results, it was found that by the compressive pre-plastic deformation perpendicular to the interface between Al and [AlBO]w/Al, the interlayer residual stress of compound parts can be reduced, while the mechanical properties of compound parts can be improved.

  7. Altern als Widerstand

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    Roberta Maierhofer

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Gullettes kulturwissenschaftliche Untersuchung Aged by Culture ist wie bereits ihre zwei vorangehenden Werke, die sich mit Altern beschäftigen – Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of the Midlife Progress Novel (1988 und Declining to Decline. Cultural Combat and the Politics of the Middle (1997 –, von großem persönlichen Engagement und durch ein politisches Anliegen motiviert. Sowohl die Dringlichkeit als auch der Widerstand, den Gullette, die sich als „age critic“ definiert, als moralische und politische Notwendigkeit postuliert, werden in der Zweiteilung der Abhandlung angesprochen: „Cultural Urgencies“ und „Theorizing Age Resistantly“. Während Gullette den Begriff „aged by culture“ bereits in Declining to Decline einführt, stellt sie ihn nun in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Untersuchung. Das Buch ist einerseits einer gesellschaftspolitischen Analyse der USA gewidmet, andererseits wird eine Theorie des Widerstands gegenüber Altersdiskriminierung entwickelt.

  8. Pornographie als Metapher

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    Caroline Schubarth

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available In diesem Artikel werden unterschiedliche metaphorische Verwendungen des Pornografiebegriffs und deren Implikationen untersucht. Während die Existenz von Pornografie der feministischen Anti-Porno-Bewegung als Erklärung für die anhaltende Diskriminierung von Frauen in westlichen Gesellschaften dient, nutzen rechtskonservative Kräfte den Pornografievorwurf als Rechtfertigung für die Zensur von als deviant empfundenen Identitäten und sexuellen Praktiken.This article examines different metaphorical uses of the term pornography and the resulting implications. While the existence of pornography for the feminist anti-porno movement serves as factor in the continuing discrimination of women in western societies, conservative powers on the right use the allegation of pornography as a justification for censorship of those identities and sexual practices deemed deviant.

  9. 26Al in the interstellar medium

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    Several different lines of physical reasoning have converged on the importance of the radioactive nucleus 26Al. The sciences of meteoritics, nucleosynthesis, gamma-ray astronomy, galactic chemical evolution, solar system formation, and interstellar chemistry all place this nucleus in a central position with possible profound implications. Perhaps more importantly the study of this radioactivity can unite these diverse fields in a complicated framework which will benefit all of them. This review traces the evolution of ideas concerning 26Al in the context of these disciplines. 26Al was first discussed for the possibility that its decay energy could melt meteorite parent bodies, and its daughter, 26Mg, was later found in meteorites with enhanced abundance. It was also among the first radioactivities expected to be synthesized in interestingly large quantities in nulceosynthetic events. The first definitive detection of gamma-rays from an interstellar radioactivity is that of 1.809 MeV gamma-rays from 26Al. This discovery has many implications, some of which are outlined here. The whole problem of isotopic anomalies in meteorites is greatly influenced by the specific issues surrounding excess 26Mg, whether it represents in situ decay of 26Al or memory of conditions of the ISM. The relationships among these ideas and their implications are examined. (orig.)

  10. The Byzantines in Medieval Arabic Poetry: Abu Firas’ "Al-Rumiyyat" and the Poetic Responses of al-Qaffal and Ibn Hazm to Nicephore Phocas’ "Al-Qasida al-Arminiyya al-Malʿuna" (The Armenian Cursed Ode

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    Nizar F. HERMES

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Up until the Crusades, it was al-Rūm who were universally seen by Arab writers and Arab poets in particular as the Other par excellence. Nowhere is this more conspicuous than in the sub-genre of Al-Rūmiyyat (poems about the Byzantines, namely as found in the Rūmiyyat of Abu Firas al-Hamdani(d.968, and in the poetic responses of al-Qaffal(d. 946 and Ibn Hazm(d. 1064 to what was described by several medieval Muslim chronicles as Al-Qasida al-Arminiyya al-Malʿuna (The Armenian Cursed Ode. By exploring the forgotten views of the Byzantines in medieval Arabic poetry, this article purports to demonstrate that contrary to the impression left after reading Edward Said’s groundbreaking Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (1978 and other postcolonial studies, Orientals have not existed solely to be ‘orientalized’. Perhaps even before this came to be so, they too had ‘occidentalized’ their Euro-Christian Other(s in a way that mirrored in reverse the subject/object relationship described as Orientalism.

  11. Wikipedia als Referenzorgan

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    Voß, Jakob

    2006-01-01

    Wikipedia wird inzwischen von vielen Nutzern regelmäßig als Nachschlagewerk genutzt. Aufgrund des offenen Charakters der Online-Enzyklopädie, bei der sich jeder direkt beteiligen kann, ist jedoch zusätzliche Medienkompetenz notwendig, um die Qualität einzelner Wikipedia-Artikel einschätzen zu können. Im Vortrag sollen Methoden zur Beurteilung von Wikipedia-Artikeln dargestellt und die Frage beleuchtet werden, unter welchen Umständen Wikipedia als Referenzorgan geeignet ist.

  12. Thermodynamic watershed hydrological model: Constitutive relationship

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    2008-01-01

    The representative elementary watershed (REW) approach proposed by Reggiani et al. was the first attempt to develop scale adaptable equations applicable directly at the macro scale. Tian et al. extended the initial definition of REW for simulating the energy related processes, and re-organized the deriving procedure of balance equations so that additional sub-regions and substances could be easily incorpo-rated. The resultant ordinary differential equation set can simulate various hydro-logical processes in a physically reasonable way. However, constitutive and geo-metric relationships have not been developed for Tian et al.’s equation set, which are necessary for the thermodynamic watershed hydrological model to apply in hydrological modeling practice. In this work, the constitutive equations for mass exchange terms and momentum exchange terms were developed as well as geo-metric relationships. The closed ordinary differential equation set with nine equa-tions was finally obtained.

  13. BERKELEY: ALS ring

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    Everybody at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's Center for Beam Physics is pleased with the rapid progress in commissioning LBL's Advanced Light Source (ALS) electron storage ring, the foundation for this third-generation synchrotron radiation facility. Designed for a maximum current of 400 mA, the ALS storage ring reached 407 mA just 24 days after storing the first beam on 16 March. ALS construction as a US Department of Energy (DOE) national user facility to provide high-brightness vacuum ultra-violet and soft x-ray radiation began in October 1987. One technical requirement marking project completion was to accumulate a 50-mA current in the storage ring. The ALS passed this milestone on 24 March, a week ahead of the official deadline. Once injected, the electron beam decays quasi-exponentially primarily because of interactions with residual gas molecules in the storage-ring vacuum chamber. Eventually, when the pressure in the vacuum chamber with beam decreases toward the expected operating level of 1 nano Torr, it will only be necessary to refill the storage ring at intervals of four to eight hours. At present the vacuum is improving rapidly as surfaces are irradiated (scrubbed) by the synchrotron radiation itself. At 100 mA, beam lifetime was about one hour (9 April)

  14. Al Shanker Remembers.

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    American Educator, 2000

    2000-01-01

    In a 1996 interview shortly before his death, Al Shanker, longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, discussed such topics as: his own educational experiences; how he learned about political fighting in the Boy Scouts; the appeal of socialism; multinational corporations and the nation state; teaching tough students; and John Dewey…

  15. Synthesis, Microstructure, and Property of Cr2AlC

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    2007-01-01

    Cr2AlC is an unusual layered ternary ceramic that combines the merits of both metals and ceramics. The salient properties of Cr2AlC are strongly related to its bonding characteristics and microstructures. Synthesis,microstructure, and property of Cr2AlC are reviewed in this paper. First, theoretical calculations and physical properties are introduced. Then, the processing of Cr2AlC ceramic in both bulk form and thin films and their basic mechanical properties are summarized. Atomic-scale characterizations of Cr2AlC, as well as the microstructural relationships among Cr2AlC, Al8Cr5, and AlCr2 were achieved using a series of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques. Moreover, high-temperature oxidation and hot corrosion behaviors of Cr2AlC were investigated by means of thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy,scanning electron microscopy, and TEM. Mechanism of the excellent high-temperature corrosion resistance of Cr2AlC is discussed based on systematic microstructural analyses. Finally, concise conclusions are drawn.

  16. Into the dark heart of ethnography: The lived ethics and inequality of intimate field relationships En el oscuro corazón de la etnografía. Ética y desigualdades en las relaciones íntimas al interior del campo

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    2008-07-01

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    In this paper, I reflect on some of the debates regarding intimacy and exploitation by examining my relationship with my key informant. I trace the way that, despite my attempts to follow the existing ethical guides, I reinforced several larger inequalities in my intimate stance. I argue that our discussions of intimate methods and immersion in the field have failed to accurately note how we reinforce or resist structure in our research endeavours. Viewing ourselves as “doing structure” in the field would lead us to stop debating whether intimacy is better than objectivity, celibacy is better than sex, disclosure is better than silence, or conventional behaviour is better than deviance in the field. Instead, we should locate how our behaviours, research roles, or discursive choices enact structures and the effect this enactment has on the people who we research.

    En este artículo, reflejo algunos de los debates con respecto a la intimidad y explotación examinando mi relación con mi informante clave. Recorro la manera en que, a pesar de mis intentos de seguir las guías éticas existentes, reforcé varias y grandes desigualdades en mi postura íntima. Sostengo que nuestras discusiones sobre métodos íntimos y la inmersión en el campo han fallado al observar adecuadamente cómo reforzamos o resistimos la estructura en nuestros esfuerzos de investigación. Vernos a nosotros mismos como “haciendo estructura” en el campo nos llevaría a parar el debate sobre si la intimidad es mejor que la objetividad, si el celibato es mejor que el sexo, si la revelación es mejor que silencio, o si el comportamiento convencional es mejor que el desvío en el campo. En lugar de eso, debemos localizar cómo nuestros comportamientos, roles en la investigación, u opciones discursivas representan estructuras y el efecto que esta representación tiene en la gente que investigamos.

  17. FeAl and NbAl3 Intermetallic-HVOF Coatings: Structure and Properties

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    Guilemany, J. M.; Cinca, N.; Dosta, S.; Cano, I. G.

    2009-12-01

    Transition metal aluminides in their coating form are currently being explored in terms of resistance to oxidation and mechanical behavior. This interest in transition metal aluminides is mainly due to the fact that their high Al content makes them attractive for high-temperature applications. This is also a reason to study their resistance to wear; they may be suitable for use in applications that produce a lot of wear in aggressive environments, thus replacing established coating materials. In this study, the microstructure, microhardness, and wear and oxidation performance of FeAl and NbAl3 coatings produced by high-velocity oxy-fuel spraying are evaluated with two main aims: (i) to compare these two coating systems—a commonly studied aluminide (FeAl) and, NbAl3, an aluminide whose deposition by thermal spraying has not been attempted to date—and (ii) to analyze the relationship between their microstructure, composition and properties, and so clarify their wear and oxidation mechanisms. In the present study, the higher hardness of niobium aluminide coatings did not correlate with a higher wear resistance and, finally, although pesting phenomena (disintegration in oxidizing environments) were already known of in bulk niobium aluminides, here their behavior in the coating form is examined. It was shown that such accelerated oxidation was inevitable with respect to the better resistance of FeAl, but further improvements are foreseen by addition of alloying elements in that alloy.

  18. Epitaxial growth of γ-Al2O3 on Ti2AlC(0001 by reactive high-power impulse magnetron sputtering

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    Per Eklund

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3 was deposited by reactive high-power impulse magnetron sputtering at 600 °C onto pre-deposited Ti2AlC(0001 thin films on α-Al2O3(0001 substrates. The Al2O3 was deposited to a thickness of 65 nm and formed an adherent layer of epitaxial γ-Al2O3(111 as shown by transmission electron microscopy. The demonstration of epitaxial growth of γ-Al2O3 on Ti2AlC(0001 open prospects for growth of crystalline alumina as protective coatings on Ti2AlC and related nanolaminated materials. The crystallographic orientation relationships are γ-Al2O3(111//Ti2AlC(0001 (out-of-plane and γ- Al 2O3(22¯0// Ti 2 AlC (112¯0 (in-plane as determined by electron diffraction. Annealing in vacuum at 900 °C resulted in partial decomposition of the Ti2AlC by depletion of Al and diffusion into and through the γ-Al2O3 layer.

  19. A Relationship Strategy Perspective on Relationship Portfolios

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    Ritter, Thomas; Andersen, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    The paper develops a three-dimensional portfolio model for business relationships which distinguishes among six different categories. Based on assessments of customer profitability, customer commitment, and growth potential, the positioning of a given customer relationship in the portfolio allows...... managers to determine appropriate customer relationship strategies and appropriate performance indicators. Results from applying the portfolio model are reported and managerial implications and future research are discussed....

  20. ALS insertion devices

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    The Advanced Light Source (ALS), the first US third generation synchrotron radiation source, is currently under construction at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The low-emittance, 1.5 GeV electron storage ring and the insertion devices are specifically designed to produce high brightness beams in the UV to soft X-Ray range. The planned initial complement of insertion devices includes four 4.6 m long undulators, with period lengths of 3.9 cm, 5.0 cm (2) and 8.0 cm, and a 2.9 m long wiggler of 16 cm period length. Undulator design is well advanced and fabrication has begun on the 5.0 cm and 8.0 cm period length undulators. This paper discusses ALS insertion device requirements; general design philosophy; and design of the magnetic structure, support structure/drive systems, control system and vacuum system. 18 refs., 9 figs., 5 tabs

  1. De GPS al mapa

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    Esteban Dörries

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Las coordenadas Lambert obtenidas a partir de mediciones con equipos GPS de mano, llamados a veces navegadores, en ciertos casos confunden al usuario, por diferir claramente de su posición real al ser graficadas en un mapa del Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN: Esto puede resolverse con suficiente exactitud mediante una transformación de Molodensky, seguida de la correspondiente proyección cartográfica. Sin embargo, los tres parámetros necesarios para la transformación, supuestamente válidos para Costa Rica, se encuentran en muchas variantes y producen obviamente resultados diferentes. En este trabajo se analizan los fundamentos del problema y sus posibles soluciones, culminando con un estudio comparativo de ocho casos, que permite seleccionar los valores más adecuados para los parámetros.

  2. Personality and Sibling Relationships.

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    Furman, Wyndol; Lanthier, Richard P.

    1996-01-01

    This study examined the role personality variables play in sibling relationships. It proposed that the characteristics of sibling relationships are influenced by: family constellation variables such as birth order, gender, and age spacing; parent-child relationships including quality of relationship and parent management of siblings; and the…

  3. Critical and Impeding Pressures of Al Evaporation during ISM Processing of NiAl

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    Guizhong LIU; Jingjie GUO; Yanqing SU; Jingzhe GUO; Jun JIA; Hengzhi FU

    2003-01-01

    In this paper, the critical pressure Pcrit and impeding pressure Pirnpe of the elemental evaporation were defined and studied based on the calculation of the relationship between the evaporation loss rate Nm and the chamber pressure p during melting of NiAl alloys. When the chamber pressure is lower than Perit or higher than Pimpe, Nm tends to be the maximum or minimum value and remains almost unchanged. However, declines sharply with the increase of the chamber pressure when Pcrit<P<Pimpe. A method has been put forward to calculate the Pcrit and Pimpe of Al evaporation in a Ni-XAl (X=25~50 at. pct) melt. The calculation result shows that the pcrit or Pimpe is a second-order function of the molar percentage of Al and the melting temperature.

  4. Acarbose als Carbophor

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    Merettig, Nadine

    2014-01-01

    Das Pseudotetrasaccharid Acarbose ist seit 1990 als kompetitiver Inhibitor intestinaler α-Glucosidasen (GlucobayTM/PrecoseTM) in der medizinischen Anwendung bei der Therapie von Diabetes mellitus Typ-2. Charakteristisch für die Struktur der Acarbose ist die Acarviosyleinheit, bei der Valinamin und Desoxyglucose N-glycosidisch verknüpft sind; des Weiteren ist an die Acarviosyleinheit ein Maltosylrest gebunden. Der Inhibitoreffekt beruht auf der irreversiblen Bindung zwischen ...

  5. Augmented Reality als Bildungsenhancement?

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    Damberger, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Die Realität, die sich mithilfe von Datenbrillen und Smartphone Applikationen in die virtuelle Welt hinein ausdehnt, erfährt eine Form des Enhancements. Ein solches Enhancement kann unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen als Bildungsenhancement verstanden werden. Der Text befasst sich mit Formen der erweiterten Realität, ferner mit dem, um was es wesentlich bei der Bildung geht und zuletzt mit den Bedingungen, die erforderlich sind, um diesem Wesentlichen mit Hilfe von augmented reality besser zum ...

  6. Carta al editor

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    Harry Pachajoa

    2012-01-01

    Recently, Valencia et al., published a very interesting article called «Lipid profile in a group of patients with Turner’s syndrome at Clínica Universitaria Bolivariana in the city of Medellín between 2000 and 2009". An article which evaluated lipid levels in patients withTurner syndrome in a Colombian clinic, the study associated results of lipid profile with karyotype and other risk factors for coronary heart disease.

  7. Semi-solid Processing of Al-7Graghite Composite

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    2001-01-01

    Al-7graphite composite was processed using Al-7graphite mush y prepared by electromagnetic-mechanical stirring method, and the infl uence of solid fraction on the distributing of graphite particles in i ngot was studied. The results shows that the relationship between soli d fraction and stirring temperature of mushy is: =591.50.897 (where i s the solid fraction, is the stirring temperature). For Al-7graphite composite, with the increasing of solid fraction, the aggregation exte nt of graphite particles reduced gradually, and when solid fraction wa s larger than 30%, graphite particles could distribute evenly in ingot .

  8. Development of Adolescent Relationships

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    2009-01-01

    This dissertation on “Development of Adolescent Relationships” addresses relationships with parents, friends, and romantic partners in adolescence from a developmental perspective. By studying both parent-adolescent relationships and peer relationships at the same time, as well as interrelations between these types of relationships, this dissertation provides more information on the processes taking place in relationships during adolescence. Findings indicate that parent-adolescent relationsh...

  9. En torno al lenguaje, entornos del lenguaje

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    Carmen Carbone

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available ¿Es demostrable alguna relación entre lengua y visión del mundo? Si se considera al individuo como ser al margen de su entorno, la visión del mundo es una facultad meramente individual, y la lengua no desempeñaría así ningún papel. En cambio, si el individuo no es concebible sino como fruto de su entorno, el sustento básico de tal visión sería la lengua. ------------------------------------------------ Is there a demonstrable relationship between language and world view? If we think of the individual as a being who is separate from his environment, his world view is merely a personal trait in which language would play no role. On the other hand, if the individual can only be understood as the product of his environment, then language would become the underlying basis of his world view.

  10. Fedora: An Architecture for Complex Objects and their Relationships

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    Lagoze, Carl; Payette, Sandy; Shin, Edwin; Wilper, Chris

    2005-01-01

    The Fedora architecture is an extensible framework for the storage, management, and dissemination of complex objects and the relationships among them. Fedora accommodates the aggregation of local and distributed content into digital objects and the association of services with objects. This al-lows an object to have several accessible representations, some of them dy-namically produced. The architecture includes a generic RDF-based relation-ship model that represents relationships among objec...

  11. Effects of the Formation of Al x Cu y Gradient Interfaces on Mechanical Property of Steel/Al Laminated Sheets by Introducing Cu Binding-Sheets

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    Wei, Aili; Liu, Xinghai; Shi, Quanxin; Liang, Wei

    2015-07-01

    Steel/Cu/Al laminated sheets were fabricated by two-pass hot rolling to improve the mechanical properties of steel/Al sheets. The bonding properties and deformability of the steel/Cu/Al sheets were studied. Steel/Al and steel/Cu/Al samples were rolled at 350°C for 15 min with the first-pass reduction of 40%, and then heated at 600°C for 5 min with different reductions. It was found that the steel/Cu/Al samples rolled by the second-pass reduction of 85% could endure the maximum 90° bend cycle times of 45, exhibiting excellent fatigue resistance as well as deformability. The steel/Al samples could only reach the maximum 90° bend cycle times of 20. Furthermore, the scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive spectrometer, and electron backscattered diffraction results showed that the preferred growth orientations of Cu, Al4Cu9, and Al2Cu on the steel/Cu/Al laminated sheets are {-1, 1, 2} , {1, 0, 0} and {-1, 1, 2} {1, 1, 0} . The orientation relationships between Cu and Al2Cu are {1, 1, 0}(fcc)//{1, 1, 0}(bct) and {1, 1, 1}(fcc)//{1, 1, 1}(bct). The improved bonding property and excellent fatigue resistance as well as deformability were mainly ascribed to the tight combination and consistent deformability across steel, Al, and the transition layers (Cu, Al4Cu9, and Al2Cu).

  12. Ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface of steel-backed Al-graphite semi-solid bonding plate

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    ZHANG Peng; DU Yun-hui; LIU Han-wu; ZHANG Jun; ZENG Da-ben; BA Li-min

    2007-01-01

    The ratio of Fe-Al compound at the bonding interface of solid steel plate to Al-7graphite slurry was used to characterize the interfacial structure of steel-Al-7graphite semi-solid bonding plate quantitatively. The relationship between the ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface and bonding parameters (such as preheat temperature of steel plate. solid fraction of Al-7graphite slurry and rolling speed) was established by artificial neural networks perfectly. The results show that when the bonding parameters are 516 ℃ for preheat temperature of steel plate, 32.5% for solid fraction of Al-7graphite slurry and 12 mm/s for rolling speed.the reasonable ratio of Fe-Al compound corresponding to the largest interfacial shear strength of bonding plate is obtained to be 70.1%.This reasonable ratio of Fe-Al compound is a quantitative criterion of interfacial embrimement, namely, when the ratio of Fe-Al compound at intefface is larger than 70.1%.interfacial embrittlement will occur.

  13. Nucleation Effects in Thermally Managed Graphite Fiber-Reinforced Al-Cu and Al-Si Composites

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    Seong, H. G.; Lopez, H. F.; Gajdardziska-Josifovska, M.; Rohatgi, P. K.

    2007-11-01

    The influence of heat extraction through fiber reinforcements on the resultant solidification morphologies was investigated in cast Al-Cu and Al-Si alloy composites reinforced with graphite fibers (GRFs). For this purpose, the GRFs were externally cooled by exposing their ends to ambient air during pressure infiltration. It was found that in the Al-Cu system, heat extraction through the fiber ends promoted the development of single α-Al envelopes around the GRFs. In particular, radial growth of the α envelopes occurred with a planar solid/liquid solidification front as a result of heat extraction. Apparently, the high thermal conductivity of GRFs causes significant heat extraction to enable the development of a positive temperature gradient at the GRF/melt interface. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAD) unveiled the occurrence of (002) α-Al//(0002)GR orientation relationship at α-Al/GRF interfaces. Preferential nucleation of primary Si along the graphite surfaces of the GRF-reinforced Al-Si alloy composite was also promoted by external fiber heat extraction. However, in this case, numerous nucleation events along the fiber interfaces were common, as well as nucleation at active substrates within the constrained melt. Finally, differential thermal analysis (DTA) indicated that the onset temperatures for nucleation shift toward higher values (by 7 °C for the Al-Cu composite and 2 °C for the Al-Si composite) when compared with their corresponding matrix alloys.

  14. AL-USRCRN Station Information

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Documentation of United States Alabama Regional Climate Reference Network (AL-USRCRN) installations in 2006. Installations documented are for AL-USRCRN pilot...

  15. Derivados vinculados al seguro.

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    De Paz Cobo, Sonia

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la presentación de los derivados financieros como instrumentos de cobertura de los riesgos del seguro, así como de los principales proyectos que se desarrollan a través de los mismos, como por ejemplo los derivados sobre el clima. Hay que tener presente las pérdidas multimillonarias ocasionadas en casos como el de la banca Baring’s, o el de Orange County, por citar algunas, que si bien ciertos autores afirman que están en relación directa con el uso de estos productos, no podemos olvidar que los instrumentos derivados se desarrollaron con el objetivo principal de proteger al usuario de la posible volatilidad del activo subyacente. Ya en la industria aseguradora los derivados vinculados a tal actividad son instrumentos donde el pago se condiciona a la ocurrencia de su suceso de siniestro, o serie de sucesos múltiples que disparen las pérdidas. Tras el repaso efectuado y la descripción que este tipo de instrumentos puede tener en la gestión del riesgo por parte de la industria aseguradora, concluiremos con la exposición de las relaciones con el reaseguro tradicional así como una breve referencia al futuro de este tipo de instrumentos

  16. Gliricidia sepium al establecimiento

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    J. L. Valle

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se asoció Cenchrus ciliaris (Cc y Gliricidia sepium (Gs para evaluar la producción de biomasa y la composición química de los forrajes en la fase de establecimiento, en el estado de Morelos, México, en condiciones de trópico seco. Se empleó un análisis de varianza con diseño en bloques al azar, en donde T1 fue pasto solo, T2 Cc más Gs con 5,000 plantas ha-1 y el T3 Cs más Gs con 14,285 plantas ha-1. Se midió la producción de forraje individual y asociado con materia seca (t MS/Ha, la altura (A en cm, la proteína cruda (PC%, las fracciones de fibra (FDN% y FDA% y la digestibilidad in vitro de la materia seca (DIVMS%. El T3 tuvo una mejor producción de biomasa (P0.05. La asociación de 14,285 plantas ha-1 de G. sepium con pasto Cenchrus ciliaris mejoró la producción de biomasa y la disponibilidad total de nutrientes por superficie cultivada al establecimiento

  17. Ancestral Relationships Using Metafounders

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    Legarra, Andres; Christensen, Ole Fredslund; Vitezica, Zulma G;

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    Recent use of genomic (marker-based) relationships shows that relationships exist within and across base population (breeds or lines). However, current treatment of pedigree relationships is unable to consider relationships within or across base populations, although such relationships must exist...... due to finite size of the ancestral population and connections between populations. This complicates the conciliation of both approaches and, in particular, combining pedigree with genomic relationships. We present a coherent theoretical framework to consider base population in pedigree relationships....... We suggest a conceptual framework that considers each ancestral population as a finite-sized pool of gametes. This generates across-individual relationships and contrasts with the classical view where each population is considered as an infinite, unrelated pool. Several ancestral populations may be...

  18. Fading Customer Relationships

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    Åkerlund, Helena

    2004-01-01

    This dissertation is based on the assumption that fading customer relationships are important phenomena to understand in order for companies to prevent a future relationship termination, manage a desired relationship termination, or manage the situation where the relationship strength temporarily or permanently has weakened but where the customer still stays with the same service provider. It is assumed that fading could take different forms and develop through a range of different proces...

  19. Intermetallic compound formation at Cu-Al wire bond interface

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    Intermetallic compound (IMC) formation and evolution at Cu-Al wire bond interface were studied using focused ion beam /scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM)/energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS), nano beam electron diffraction (NBED) and structure factor (SF) calculation. It was found that discrete IMC patches were formed at the Cu/Al interface in as-packaged state and they grew toward Al pad after high temperature storage (HTS) environment at 150 °C. TEM/EDS and NBED results combined with SF calculation revealed the evidence of metastable θ′-CuAl2 IMC phase (tetragonal, space group: I4m2, a = 0.404 nm, c= 0.580 nm) formed at Cu/Al interfaces in both of the as-packaged and the post-HTS samples. Two feasible mechanisms for the formation of the metastable θ′-CuAl2 phase are discussed based on (1) non-equilibrium cooling of wire bond that is attributed to highly short bonding process time and (2) the epitaxial relationships between Cu and θ′-CuAl2, which can minimize lattice mismatch for θ′-CuAl2 to grow on Cu.

  20. Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology

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    Whisman, Mark A.; Baucom, Donald H.

    2012-01-01

    Relationship functioning and individual mental health and well-being are strongly associated with one another. In this article, we first review the cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between relationship discord and various types of psychopathology, We then review findings suggesting that relationship discord is associated with poorer…

  1. Building Relationships through Exchange

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    Primavera, Angi; Hall, Ellen

    2011-01-01

    From the moment of birth, children form and develop relationships with others in their world based on exchange. Children recognize that engaging in such encounters offers them the opportunity to enter into a relationship with another individual and to nurture that relationship through the exchange of messages and gifts, items and ideas. At Boulder…

  2. Epitaxial growth of Al/Al2O3 multilayer structures

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    In order to obtain Al-Al2O3 quantum effect devices, it is necessary to deposit epitaxially Al on Al2O3 and Al2O3 on Al. We have already obtained an epitaxial Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111). In this paper, we have deposit Al/Al2O3/Al structures on Si(111), and investigated the crystallinity by using RBS. (author)

  3. Doppelthydrophile Blockcopolymere als Mineralisationstemplate

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    Kasparova, Pavla

    2002-07-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Synthese und den Eigenschaften von doppelthydrophilen Blockcopolymeren und ihrer Anwendung in einem biomimetischen Mineralisationsprozeß von Calciumcarbonat und Bariumsulfat. Doppelthydrophile Blockcopolymere bestehen aus einem hydrophilen Block, der nicht mit Mineralien wechselwirkt und einem zweiten Polyelektrolyt-Block, der stark mit Mineraloberflächen wechselwirkt. Diese Blockcopolymere wurden durch ringöffnende Polymerisation von N-carboxyanhydriden (NCA's) und a-methoxy-ω-amino[poly(ethylene glycol)] PEG-NH2 als Initiator hergestellt. Die hergestellten Blockcopolymere wurden als effektive Wachstumsmodifikatoren für die Kristallisation von Calciumcarbonat und Bariumsulfat Mineralien eingesetzt. Die so erhaltenen Mineralpartikel (Kugeln, Hantel, eiförmige Partikel) wurden durch Lichtmikroskopie in Lösung, SEM und TEM charakterisiert. Röntgenweitwinkelstreuung (WAXS) wurde verwendet, um die Modifikation von Calciumcarbonat zu ermitteln und die Größe der Calciumcarbonat- und Bariumsulfat-Nanopartikel zu ermitteln. This work describes the synthesis and characterization of double hydrophilic block copolymers and their use in a biomimetic mineralization process of Calcium Carbonate and Barium Sulfate. Double hydrophilic block copolymers consist of a hydrophilic block that does not interact with minerals and another hydrophilic polyelectrolyte block that strongly interacts with mineral surfaces. These polymers were synthesised via ring opening polymerisation of N-carboxyanhydride (NCA), and the first hydrophilic block a-methoxy-ω-amino[poly(ethylene glycol)] PEG-NH2 was used as an initiator. The prepared block copolymers were used as effective crystal growth modifiers to control the crystallization of Calcium Carbonate and Barium Sulfate minerals. The resulting mineral particles (spheres, dumbbells, egg-like particles) were characterised by light microscopy in solution, by SEM, and by TEM. X-Ray scattering

  4. Fretting wear performances of multilayered PVD TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl on AISI 4140 steel

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    Tlili, Brahim; NASRI, Mustapha; F. Ayari; Nouveau, Corinne

    2008-01-01

    Nowadays, most surface treatments are realized through vapor deposition techniques as thin hard coatings to guarantee; high surface hardness, low friction coefficient and improve wear resistance. Several experimental investigations have let to the development of a (TiAlCN/TiAlN/TiAl) and (TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl) coatings in preference to the traditional TiN coating. In the current paper research conducted on fretting wear of a (TiAlCN/TiAlN/TiAl) and a (TiAlZrN/TiAlN/TiAl) multilayer coatings de...

  5. Influence of impact speed on water droplet erosion of TiAl compared with Ti6Al4V

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    Mahdipoor, M. S.; Kirols, H. S.; Kevorkov, D.; Jedrzejowski, P.; Medraj, M.

    2015-09-01

    Water Droplet Erosion (WDE) as a material degradation phenomenon has been a concern in power generation industries for decades. Steam turbine blades and the compressor blades of gas turbines that use water injection usually suffer from WDE. The present work focuses on studying erosion resistance of TiAl as a potential alloy for turbine blades compared to Ti6Al4V, a frequently used blade alloy. Their erosion behaviour is investigated at different droplet impact speeds to determine the relation between erosion performance and impact speed. It is found that the relationship is governed by a power law equation, ER ~ Vn, where the speed exponent is 7-9 for Ti6Al4V and 11-13 for TiAl. There is a contrast between the observed speed exponent in this work and the ones reported in the literature for Ti6Al4V. It is attributed to the different erosion setups and impingement conditions such as different droplet sizes. To verify this, the erosion experiments were performed at two different droplet sizes, 464 and 603 μm. TiAl showed superior erosion resistance in all erosion conditions; however, its erosion performance exhibits higher sensitivity to the impact speed compared to Ti6Al4V. It means that aggressive erosion conditions decrease the WDE resistance superiority of TiAl.

  6. Customer Profitability In Relationships Life Cycles

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    Turnbull, P W; Topcu, S.

    1994-01-01

    In the last ten to fifteen years, considerable attention has been paid to the area of industrial marketing, (what has been recently termed 'business-to-business marketing' or 'business marketing'), (see Ford 1990, Gross et al (1993), Mahin 1991, Eckless 1991) resulting in a growing body of theory and empirical research. Of particular interest has been the development of knowledge of supplier/customer relationships and the process of interaction, particularly in international markets, with imp...

  7. Maintaining Relationship Based Procurement

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    Peter Davis

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Alliance and relationship projects are increasingin number and represent a large pool of work. Tobe successful relationship style contracts dependon soft-dollar factors, particularly the participants'ability to work together within an agreedframework, generally they are not based on lowbid tendering. Participants should be prepared todo business in an open environment based ontrust and mutually agreed governance. Theresearch evaluates relationship maintenance inthe implementation phase of constructionalliances - a particular derivative of relationshipstyle contracts. To determine the factors thatcontribute to relationship maintenance forty-nineexperienced Australian alliance projectmanagers were interviewed. The main findingswere; the development of relationships early inthe project form building blocks of success fromwhich relationships are maintained and projectvalue added; quality facilitation plays animportant part in relationship maintenance and ahybrid organisation created as a result of alliancedevelopment overcomes destructiveorganisational boundaries. Relationshipmaintenance is integral to alliance project controland failure to formalise it and pay attention toprocess and past outcomes will undermine analliance project's potential for success.

  8. Role of defect coordination environment on point defects formation energies in Ni-Al intermetallic alloys

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    Tennessen, Emrys; Rondinelli, James

    We present a relationship among the point defect formation energies and the bond strengths, lengths, and local coordination environment for Ni-Al intermetallic alloys based on density functional calculations, including Ni3Al, Ni5Al3, NiAl,Ni3Al4, Ni2Al3 and NiAl3. We find the energetic stability of vacancy and anti-site defects for the entire family can be attributed primarily to changes in interactions among first nearest neighbors, owing to spatially localized charge density reconstructions in the vicinity of the defect site. We also compare our interpretation of the local coordination environment with a DFT-based cluster expansion and discuss the performance of each approach in predicting defect stability in the Ni-Al system.

  9. Banka Çalışanlarında Tükenmişlik ve Beş Büyük Kişilik Özellikleri Arasındaki İlişki: Bir Alan Araştırması(A Relationship Between Burnout and Big-Five Personality Traits of Banking Employees: A Case Study)

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    Süren, Seray; Örücü, Edip; İZCİ, Çağrı

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    Çalışmada bireylerin kişilik özellikleri ve tükenmişlik düzeyleri tespit edilerek kişilik özelliklerinin tükenmişlik üzerindeki etkisi incelenmiştir. Çalışmanın söz konusu amacı doğrultusunda Eylül 2014-Mart 2015 tarihleri arasında Güney Marmara Bölgesinde bulunan Bursa, Çanakkale ve Balıkesir illerindeki 412 banka çalışanından toplanan veriler kullanılmıştır. Bu çerçevede yapılan çalışma sonucunda tükenmişlik değişkeni istatistiksel olarak anlamlı düzeyde beş büyük kişilik boy...

  10. Malamih al-Ashwat al-'Arabiyyah wa Makharijaha

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    Amrah Muhammad Kasim

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This writing discusses on al-ashwat al-‘arabiyyah that is known with “phonetic” term. It talks and interprets makharij al-huruf or place for producing sounds and also processing production of sounds by parts of mouth in Arabic language. The problems of sounds and its systems in Arabic language have been conducted by the scholars of al-ashwat al-‘arabiyyah attractively, neatly, and detail and gotten ahead the phonetic western scholars. Part of their analysis results formulate the study about al-ashwat al-sakinah (al-Shamit is known with vocal and consonant sounds in research questions shawait – shawamit. Ibnu Jinni has formulated “harakat”(wowel in Arabic language and dimension of letter  mad and liyn on alif  letter - waw - ya’ (ا و ي, from these letters create  harakat fathah, dammah, and kasrah. Moreover, in this writing also exist the description of hija’i letters and its makhraj that are correct from parts of mouth and the unity of coordinative sounds that produce sounds in morphemes arrangement, in one word that produces meaning. The result of phonological study has divided al-ashwat to be kinds of sound like the pronounced sounds, produced sounds from mouth, and heard sound.

  11. Editorial: Cartas al Editor

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    Guillermo Llanos

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available En todas las revistas biomédicas del mundo existe una sección habitual denominada como el título de este editorial y que en Colombia Médica la llamamos correspondencia. Este espacio tiene como objetivo fundamental que los lectores escriban a los autores (investigadores comentando los artículos que se han publicado en números anteriores de la revista. Las cartas son, entonces, breves comentarios de desacuerdo o acuerdo (conceptual, metodológico, interpretativo sobre falencias ubicadas por un lector alerta al tema debatido en cualquiera de las secciones como en los artículos originales, editoriales, revisiones, presentación de casos, etc. publicados previamente en la revista. Las cartas deben permitir el intercambio de opiniones y formas de pensar y analizar los problemas planteados entre los autores y los lectores. En ocasiones una serie de cartas motivadas por un artículo original puede ser tan o más interesante como el artículo que generó la correspondencia. Las cartas son también un formato adecuado para comunicar un hecho novedoso de una observación clínica juiciosa no descrita antes. Un ejemplo de ello es la carta de un gineco-obstetra australiano cuando informó a Lancet los primeros efectos adversos informados de la talidomida. Colombia Médica, a pesar de mantener vigente esta sección, no ha sido muy afortunada en establecer una buena cultura del envío de cartas al editor. Pero últimamente han llegado juiciosas observaciones a las cuales se les ha dado prioridad en su publicación. Toda carta que comenta los hallazgos de un artículo es enviada a los autores para su respuesta, porque ello genera el debate académico buscado, y luego se publican, tanto la carta como su respuesta. El Estilo Vancouver recomienda que la carta y su respuesta deban ser breve, no pasar de dos o tres párrafos y contener sólo cuatro o cinco referencias. En lo posible (a menos que sea indispensable no presentar ni cuadros ni gráficos. El t

  12. Fragility and structure of Al-Cu alloy melts

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    Lv Xiaoqian [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Bian Xiufang [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China)]. E-mail: xfbian@sdu.edu.cn; Mao Tan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Li Zhenkuan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Guo Jing [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China); Zhao Yan [Key Laboratory of Liquid Structure and Heredity of Material, Education Ministry of China, Shandong University, Jingshi Road 73, Jinan 250061 (China)

    2007-04-15

    The dynamic viscosity measurements are performed for Al-Cu alloy melts with different compositions using an oscillating-cup viscometer. The results show that the viscosities of Al-Cu alloy melts increase with the copper content increasing, and also have a correlation with the correlation radius of clusters, which is measured by the high-temperature X-ray diffractometer. It has also been found that the fragilities of superheated melts (M) of hypereutectic Al-Cu alloys increase with the copper content increasing. There exists a relationship between the fragility and the structure in Al-Cu alloy melts. The value of the M reflects the variation of activation energy for viscous flow.

  13. The influence of the sustainability agenda on buyer-supplier relationships

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    Jørsfeldt, Liliyana Makarowa; Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum

    2013-01-01

    The positive effect of supplier-buyer relationships on supply chain performance has al-ready been supported by previous studies. Yet, little empirical research has explored how the sustainability agenda influences these relationships. Thus, this study investi-gates how supplier-buyer relationship...... their cross-functional team-working, increase data sharing and to penetrate deeper into operational processes....

  14. Correlative characterization of primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phase in an Al–Zn–Mg based alloy

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    Three-dimensional electron backscatter diffraction, focused ion beam, transmission electron microscopy and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy were employed to investigate the structural information of primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phase, i.e. size, shape, element distribution and orientation relationship with the α-Al matrix. It was found that (i) most primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phases have a cubic three-dimensional morphology, with a size of about 6–10 μm, (ii) most primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phases are located within the α-Al matrix, and exhibit a cube to cube orientation relationship with the α-Al matrix, and (iii) a layer by layer growth was observed within primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phases. Al, Cu, Si and Fe are enriched in the α-Al matrix between the layers of cellular eutectic Al3(Sc,Zr) phase, while Sc, Ti and Zr are enriched in small Al3(Sc,Zr) phases. A peritectic reaction and subsequent eutectic reaction between Al3Sc and Al was proposed to interpret the observed layer by layer growth. This paper demonstrates that the presence of impurities (Fe, Si, Cu, Ti) in the diffusion field surrounding the growing Al3(Sc,Zr) particle enhances the heterogeneous nucleation of Al3(Sc,Zr) phases. - Highlights: • Most fine cubic primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phases were observed within the α-Al matrix. • A layer by layer growth within primary Al3(Sc,Zr) phase was observed. • A peritectic and subsequent eutectic reaction between Al3Sc and Al was proposed. • Impurities in diffusion fields enhance heterogeneous nucleation of Al3(Sc,Zr)

  15. GLOBAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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    Er.Kirtesh Jailia,; Mrs.Manisha jailia; Er.Priyanka Jailia

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we are going to discuss about the concept of Global relationship management. This is an important concept because now a day the whole business community is moving globally, means the geographical boundaries are of no more concern for the business communities. The global thinking of the business communities leads to the global relationship hence it is important for them to effectively manage such global relationship so that they can achieve what they want. The main concern is ove...

  16. Customer relationship marketing

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    Sæter, Jan Øyvind

    2006-01-01

    Customer relationship marketing has become an interesting choice of strategy for companies in today’s competitive markets. Different positioning strategies like price and product quality are easy to imitate, eluding the importance of sustainable competitive advantage. The customers need to be attracted and bonded towards the store through relationships. The paper discusses several factors affecting relationship marketing and the advantages with this strategy. Through the the...

  17. Alexandria (Al Iskandariya), Egypt

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    2002-01-01

    This image of Alexandria was taken by astronauts on board the International Space Station in December 2000 using an Electronic Still Camera. A wider-angle view (STS088-739-90) taken from the Space Shuttle in December 1998 is available for context. Alexandria (Al Iskandariya) occupies a T-shaped peninsula and strip of land separating the Mediterranean from Lake Mariout. Originally the town was built upon a mole (stone breakwater) called Heptastadium, which joined the island of Pharos (see referenced website, below) to the mainland. Since then sedimentary deposits have widened the mole. Since 1905, when the 370,000 Alexandrians lived in an area of about 4 sq km between the two harbors, the city (population 4 million; see referenced website, below) has grown beyond its medieval walls and now occupies an area of about 300 sq km. The Mahmudiya Canal, connecting Alexandria with the Nile, runs to the south of the city and, by a series of locks, enters the harbor of the principal port of Egypt (note ships). The reddish and ochre polygons west of Lake Mariout are salt-evaporation, chemical-storage, and water-treatment ponds within the coastal lagoon. Reference Youssef Halim and Fatma Abou Shouk, 2000, Human impacts on Alexandria's marine environment: UNESCO, Coastal Regions and Small Islands Unit (CSI), Coastal Management Sourcebooks 2 (accessed December 20, 2000) Additional photographs taken by astronauts can be viewed at NASA-JSC's Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Image ISS001-ESC-5025 provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.

  18. Undulators at the ALS

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    At Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory's (LBL) Advanced Light Source (ALS), three 4.6 m long undulators have been completed, tested and installed. A fourth is under construction. The completed undulators include two 5.0 cm period length, 89 period devices (U5.0s) which achieve a 0.85 T effective field at a 14 mm minimum gap and a 8.0 cm period length, 55 period device (U8.0) that reaches a 1.2 T effective field at a 14 mm minimum gap. The undulator under construction is a 10.0 cm period length, 43 period device (U10.0) that is designed to achieve 0.98 T at a 23 mm gap. Undulator magnetic gap variation (rms) is within 25 microns over the periodic structure length. Reproducibility of the adjustable magnetic gap has been measured to be within +/- 5 microns. Gap adjusting range is from 14 mm to 210 mm, which can be scanned in one minute. The 5.1 m long vacuum chambers are flat in the vertical direction to within 0.74 mm and straight in the horizontal direction to within 0.08 mm over the 4.6 m magnetic structure sections. Vacuum chamber base pressures after UHV beam conditioning are. in the mid 10-11 Torr range and storage ring operating pressures with full current are in the low 10-10 Torr range. Measurements show that the uncorrelated magnetic field errors are 0.23%, and 0.20% for the two U5.Os and the U8.0 respectively and that the field integrals are small over the 1 cm by 6 cm beam aperture. Device description, fabrication, and measurements are presented

  19. Governing IT outsourcing relationships

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    Kuhlmann, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Hauptbeschreibung The dynamics of the relationship between service recipient and service provider in IS outsourcing relationships recently gained increased attention as relationships are believed to have a considerable influence on IS outsourcing success. This study adds to this growing field of interest by developing an IS outsourcing relationship framework in the form of a process model. Three rather disjointed areas of research, namely contractual governance, relational norms, and control, have been set in a common context by interrelating them as the three main governance modes

  20. « Kingship and Legitimacy in Niẓām al-Mulk’s Siyāsatnāma, Fifth/Eleventh Century », in : Beatrice Gruendler & Louise Marlow, eds., Writers and Rulers, Perspective on Their Relationship from Abbasid to Safavid Times. Wiesbaden, Reichert Ver

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    Durand-Guédy, David

    2007-01-01

    Depuis sa première édition par Schefer en 1891, le Siyāsat-nāme (ou Siyar al-Mulūk) du célèbre vizir seldjoukide Niẓām al-Mulk a déjà fait l’objet de nombreuses études, les plus notables étant celles de Darke (introduction à la nouvelle édition, 1978), Lambton (in Iran, 1984) et Meisami (Persian Historiography to the End of the Twelfth Century, 1999). Simidchieva, qui a consacré ses premières recherches à la littérature d’andarz (thèse en russe soutenue à Moscou en 1989), et qui avait précéde...

  1. Involvement and Loyalty in Recreation Swimming in Greece: Investigating Relationships

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    Evangelia Kontogianni; Charilaos Kouthouris; Achilleas Barlas; Vasileiοs Voutselas

    2011-01-01

    Present study tested the validity of involvement scale (Kyle et al., 2004), examined differences according demographic characteristics and investigated possible relationships between involvement and attitudinal loyalty in context of recreational swimming. Three hundred and forty nine participants (61.9% females) from a major swimming sport center in northern Greece, completed the three dimensional involvement model of Kyle’s et al (2004), and Armitage & Conner’s (1999) attitudinal loyalty’s i...

  2. Sexuality and embodiment in relationships

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    Barker, Meg; Langdridge, Darren

    2013-01-01

    In general what sets 'a relationship' (of the kind this book, and relationship therapy more broadly, focuses on) apart from other kinds of relationships (friendships, collegiate relationships, family relationships and so forth) is often taken to be the fact that it is 'sexual'. The phrases 'romantic relationship', 'intimate relationship' and 'sexual relationship' tend to be used interchangeably. Indeed, in popular magazines, television programmes and self-help books, the quantity and quality ...

  3. Banka Çalışanlarında Tükenmişlik ve Beş Büyük Kişilik Özellikleri Arasındaki İlişki: Bir Alan Araştırması(A Relationship Between Burnout and Big-Five Personality Traits of Banking Employees: A Case Study

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    Full Text Available Çalışmada bireylerin kişilik özellikleri ve tükenmişlik düzeyleri tespit edilerek kişilik özelliklerinin tükenmişlik üzerindeki etkisi incelenmiştir. Çalışmanın söz konusu amacı doğrultusunda Eylül 2014-Mart 2015 tarihleri arasında Güney Marmara Bölgesinde bulunan Bursa, Çanakkale ve Balıkesir illerindeki 412 banka çalışanından toplanan veriler kullanılmıştır. Bu çerçevede yapılan çalışma sonucunda tükenmişlik değişkeni istatistiksel olarak anlamlı düzeyde beş büyük kişilik boyutlarından dışadönüklük, nevrotiklik ve sorumluluk boyutlarından etkilenmektedir. Uyumluluk ve açık görüşlülük boyutlarının etkileri anlamlı olarak bulunmamıştır. Banka çalışanlarının dışadönüklük ve sorumluluk özelliklerine sahip olması onların tükenmişliğe uğramalarını azaltıcı, nevrotiklik özelliklerine sahip olmaları ise tükenmişlik düzeylerini arttırıcı bir unsur olarak bulunmuştur. In this study we have analysed the effects of personal characteristics on burnout by examining personal characteristics and levels of burnout. In line with the aforementioned aim of the study, the data which has been collected from 412 bank workers who are located in Bursa, Çanakkale and Balıkesir in South Marmara Region, has been used between the dates of September 2014-March 2015. According to the result of this study statistically the burnout variable significantly is effected of the Big Five Personal Traits of extraversion, neutortics and responsibility. Openness and agreeableness is not significant. When a bank employee has got personal traits of extraversion and conscientiousness he/ she is less prone to burnout whereas if a person has traits of neurotics he / she is more prone to burnout.

  4. Crystallography of Zr poisoning of Al-Ti-B grain refinement using edge-to-edge matching model

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    黄元春; 肖政兵; 刘宇

    2013-01-01

    The mechanism of zirconium poisoning on the grain-refining efficiency of an Al-Ti-B based grain refiner was studied. The experiment was conducted by melting Al-5Ti-1B and Al-3Zr master alloys together. The edge-to-edge matching model was used to investigate and compare the orientation relationships between the binary intermetallic compounds present in the Al-Ti-B-Zr system. The results show that the poisoning effect probably results from the combination of Al3 Zr with Al3 Ti and the decreased amount of Ti solute, for Al3 Ti particles have good crystallographic relationships with Al3 Zr. Totally six orientation relationships may present between them, while they play vital roles in grain refinement. TiB2 particles appear to remain unchanged because of a bit large misfit. Only one orientation relationship may present between them to prevent Al3 Zr phase from forming on the surface of TiB2, though TiB2 is agglomerated. The theoretical calculation agrees well with the experimental results. The edge-to-edge matching model is proved to be a useful tool for discovering the orientation relationships between phases.

  5. Number Relationships in Preschool

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    Jung, Myoungwhon

    2011-01-01

    When a child understands number relationships, he or she comprehends the meaning of numbers by developing multiple, flexible ways of representing them. The importance of developing number relationships in the early years has been highlighted because it helps children build a good foundation for developing a more sophisticated understanding of…

  6. The Crucial Coaching Relationship

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    Scales, Peter C.

    2016-01-01

    One of the most powerful ways to boost the payoff from school sports lays in helping coaches build developmental relationships with student-athletes. Developmental relationships are close connections through which young people develop character skills to discover who they are, gain the ability to shape their own lives, and learn how to interact…

  7. Relationship Building Blocks

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    Santabarbara, Todd; Erbe, Ryan; Cooper, Scott

    2009-01-01

    Intimate or romantic relationships for young people today play an integral role in their health and quality of life. Between the ages of 11 and 13 students become more interested in the opposite sex and as a result they begin to develop more intimate relationships. Around this age students are learning to deal with these feelings of attraction and…

  8. Effect of silicate on the formation and stability of Ni-Al LDH at the γ-Al2O3 surface.

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    Tan, Xiaoli; Fang, Ming; Ren, Xuemei; Mei, Huiyang; Shao, Dadong; Wang, Xiangke

    2014-11-18

    The formation of mixed metal precipitates has been identified as a significant mechanism for the immobilization and elimination of heavy metal ions. Silicate is present in natural systems ubiquitously, which may interfere with metal uptake on the mineral surface and thereby influences the solubility of the precipitate. Herein, kinetic sorption and dissolution experiments combined with extended X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (EXAFS) were performed to elucidate the effect of silicate on the formation of Ni precipitates at the γ-Al2O3 surfaces. The uptake of Ni on γ-Al2O3 decreased with increasing amounts of silicate coated onto the γ-Al2O3 surface. Results of EXAFS analyses suggested the formation of Ni-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) phases. The surface coating of silicate on γ-Al2O3 reduced Al release and finally resulted in a high Ni:Al ratio due to a lower extent of Al substitution into the precipitates. The presence of silicate prevented the growth of the precipitates and led to the formation of less stable Ni-Al LDH. The influence of silicate on the precipitate formation provided the evidence for the growth relationship between the precipitate and mineral substrate in the real environment. Increased rates of proton-promoted dissolution of Ni surface precipitates were mainly attributed to higher Ni:Al ratios in Ni-Al LDH precipitates formed in the presence of silicate. PMID:25339547

  9. Epistemologi Sufi : Perspektif Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidzi

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    Ainul Abidin Shah

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract : This article deals with some epistemological terms and theoretical postulates in the thought of a well known sufi  from the 9th century AD., Abu `Abdu’lLah Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hakim al-Tirmidzi, in order to describe the path (sulūk of a sufi towards the Ultimate Reality. In his own style thought about the sufis, placing an emphasis upon the strong relations between the walāyah (sufi  sainthood and the ma`rifa (sufi knowledge in the one side, and between the two a philosophy of Sufi Ethics. So, it is nothing out of the ordinary to fi nd his ethical inclinations as a dominant feature in every aspect of his epistemological thoughts. In addition, sufi epistemology in the perspective of philosophers focuses on enforcing the inner positive potents of the Self more so than to eliminate “the satanic influences” to the heart, because – in al-Tirmidzi’s argument is that the former would greatly improve the immunity of the self, and encourage it to tread consistently on the right path as well.Keywords :  Dhawq, eros, heart, exoteric, esoteric, al-Haqq, al-`Adl, al-Shidq Abstrak : Artikel ini membahas istilah-istilah epistemologi dan beberapa postulat dari seorang sufi terkenal abad ke-9, Abu `Abdu’lLahMuh ammad b.`Ali al-Hakim al-Tirmidzi, dalam upaya menggambarkan perjalanan suluk seorang sufi menuju Realitas Mutlak. Dalam gaya pemikirannya tentang sufi, kita menemukan bahwa figur ini cenderung  menekankan hubungan-hubungan yang kuat antara wal āyah (kewalian sufi dan ma‘rifa (pengetahuan sufi di satu sisi, dan antara keduanya dengan filsafat moral sufi.  Jadi, tidak aneh jika kita menemukan kecenderungan - kecenderungan etis yang dominan dalam setiap aspek  pemikiran epistemologinya. Dan epistemologi sufi dalam perspektif para filsuf lebih menekankan potensi inner Diri yang positif daripada menghapuskan “cara-cara syaitan” dalam hati, karena - menurut pendapat al-Tirmidzi – ia akan meningkatkan

  10. Organizational Relationship Termination Competence

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    Ritter, Thomas; Geersbro, Jens

    2011-01-01

    organizational termination in order to improve our understanding of the management of termination. The impact of these termination dimensions on the percentage of unwanted customers is developed and tested using PLS on data gathered from a cross-sectional survey of more than 800 sales representatives. We find...... relationship termination are found to significantly affect a firm's relationship termination competence. The findings suggest that managers should regard termination as a legitimate option in customer relationship management. In order to decrease the number of unwanted customers, managers must accept......Most firms are involved in a number of customer relationships that drain the firm's resources. However, many firms are hesitant to address this problem. This paper investigates customer relationship termination at the organizational level. We develop and analyze the organizational dimensions of...

  11. Verschwiegene Beziehungen Secret Relationships

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    Monika Ehlers

    2004-01-01

    Dagmar von Hoffs Studie spannt den Bogen vom ethnologischen Tabubegriff über literatur-historische Wandlungen der Inzestthematik und ihrer mythischen Dimensionen bis hin zum Inzest als traumatischer Erfahrung. Inzest wird hierbei als Schwellenerfahrung verstanden, die an die Grenzen des Sagbaren führt und somit literarische Texte wie filmische Umsetzungen in ihren Darstellungsstrategien herausfordert.Dagmar von Hoff’s study spans from an analysis of an ethnological tabu term to the literary a...

  12. Study of δ-hydrides in Ti-2Al-2.5Zr and Ti-4Al-2V alloys

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    2006-01-01

    The α alloy Ti-2Al-2.5Zr and near α alloy Ti-4Al-2V were hydrogenated to various levels. The morphology,orientation relation (OR), and habit plane of the hydrides were studied by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM). It was found that in the two alloys most of the precipitates are δ-hydrides which have fcc structure with the lattice parameter a = 0.44 nm. Two basic orientation relationships and habit planes of the precipitates are determined. Twin structure was observed in both alloys.

  13. DIFERENCIAS EN ESTRÉS PERCIBIDO, SALUD MENTAL Y FÍSICA DE ACUERDO AL TIPO DE RELACIÓN HUMANO-PERRO / DIFFERENCES IN PERCEIVED STRESS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ACCORDING TO TYPES OF HUMAN-PET DOG RELATIONSHIPS

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    MÓNICA TERESA GONZÁLEZ RAMÍREZ; RENÉ LANDERO HERNÁNDEZ

    2011-01-01

    This study was carried out in order to assess whether the levelsof perceived stress and health differed depending on typesof human-pet dog relationships, and to evaluate the correlationbetween perceived stress and health and the frequencywith which activities are carried out with the dogs. Self-reportquestionnaires were filled out by 247 volunteers owning atleast one dog. The results show lower levels of perceived stressand higher levels of mental health in those individuals whoconsider the d...

  14. Çalışanların Kararlara Katılımı ve Örgütsel Politika Algısı İlişkisi (Relationship Between Employee’s Participative Decision Making And Perception Of Organizational Politics)

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    Yunus Bıyık; Pelin Erden; Enver Aydoğan

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to reveal the relationship between employee's participative decision making and perception of organizational politics. In a total of 11 municipalities all located in Tokat province and districts, 178 staff working in the permanent civil servants participated to research. A result of research it was found a negative weak correlation among the perception of organizational politics and participative decision making variables. Findings were obtained that the level o...

  15. Into the dark heart of ethnography: The lived ethics and inequality of intimate field relationships En el oscuro corazón de la etnografía. Ética y desigualdades en las relaciones íntimas al interior del campo

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    Katherine Irwin

    2008-01-01

     

    In this paper, I reflect on some of the debates regarding intimacy and exploitation by examining my relationship with my key informant. I trace the way that, despite my attempts to follow the existing ethical guides, I reinforced several larger inequalities in my intimate stance. I argue that our discussions of intimate methods and immersion in the field have failed to accurately note how we reinforce or resist structu...

  16. The Effect of Social Relationships on Company Internationalization

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    AL-QAISI, HANNEY; KURRE, BHUPESH REDDY

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACT Title: The Effect of Social Relationships on Company Internationalization Course: Master’s level Thesis (EFO705) in International Business and Entrepreneurship 10 Swedish credit points  (15 ECTS) Authors: Hanney Al-Qaisi & Bhupesh Reddy Kurre Tutor: Leif Linnskog Problem: How did social relationships affect the internationalization of a German IVF centre to the UAE? Using this case example, the thesis will be focused on studying the different social factors that could have affect...

  17. El miedo al rey

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    François FORONDA

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La peur du roi. Sources et premières réflexions à propos d’une émotion aristocratique dans la Castille du XIVe siècleFace à un roi qui à présent pousse les effets de son ire jusqu’au meurtre pour faire le vide autour de lui et imposer sa différence souveraine, ses parents et les riches hommes, soit les principaux visés par cette politique de l’arbitraire qui enfreint les règles du jeu autant qu’elle contribue à les redéfinir, disent la peur (metus qu’ils ressentent, qu’ils utilisent aussi afin de donner à leur stratégie de pouvoir un fondement légitime. Et l’expression de cette émotion politique, qui tend à se muer en un stéréotype d’un discours aristocratique d’opposition, surtout présente dans les chroniques, mises ici en relation ici avec d’autres sources, notamment des correspondances, marque profondément l’histoire des relations souvent conflictuelles au sein de cette compagnie en définitive très étroite pendant un siècle, de la fin du XIIIe siècle à la fin du XIVe siècle. Cet article se propose d’ébaucher une première réflexion sur le sujet et d’en présenter les principales sources.El miedo al rey. Fuentes y primeras reflexiones acerca de una emoción aristocrática en la Castilla del siglo XIVFrente a un rey que ahora lleva hasta la muerte los efectos de su ira para hacer el vacío entorno a su persona e imponer su soberana, sus parientes y ricos hombres, o sea los principales afectados por esta política de la arbitrariedad que rompe las reglas del juego a la vez que contribuye a redefinirlas, dicen el miedo (metus que sienten, que utilizan también para darle a su estrategia de poder un fundamento legítimo. Y la expresión de esta emoción política, que tiende a convertirse en un estereotipo de un discurso aristocrático de oposición, sobre todo presente en la crónicas, aquí puestas en relación con otras fuentes, en particular cartas, marca profundamente la historia de

  18. En el oscuro corazón de la etnografía. Ética y desigualdades en las relaciones íntimas al interior del campo Into the dark heart of ethnography: The lived ethics and inequality of intimate field relationships

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    Katherine Irwin

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo, reflejo algunos de los debates con respecto a la intimidad y explotación examinando mi relación con mi informante clave. Recorro la manera en que, a pesar de mis intentos de seguir las guías éticas existentes, reforcé varias y grandes desigualdades en mi postura íntima. Sostengo que nuestras discusiones sobre métodos íntimos y la inmersión en el campo han fallado al observar adecuadamente cómo reforzamos o resistimos la estructura en nuestros esfue...

  19. El pensamiento frente al arte

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    Bergmann, Antonio

    2012-01-01

    Es un hecho histórico de gran importancia el que el hombre haya creado arte antes de haberse dedicado a la filosofía. Al mencionar esto no pienso en las pinturas pre-históricas que se encuentran en las cuevas de España y en el Sur de Francia, sino ante todo, en el arte egipcio y mesopotámico.  En Egipto y Mesopotamia --y Mesopotamia parece ser la región más importante -no nació sino que se creó al hombre humano, al hombre como ser arquitectónico.

  20. Loss of ALS2/Alsin exacerbates motor dysfunction in a SOD1-expressing mouse ALS model by disturbing endolysosomal trafficking.

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    Shinji Hadano

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: ALS2/alsin is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor for the small GTPase Rab5 and involved in macropinocytosis-associated endosome fusion and trafficking, and neurite outgrowth. ALS2 deficiency accounts for a number of juvenile recessive motor neuron diseases (MNDs. Recently, it has been shown that ALS2 plays a role in neuroprotection against MND-associated pathological insults, such as toxicity induced by mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the relationship between ALS2-associated cellular function and its neuroprotective role remain unclear. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: To address this issue, we investigated the molecular and pathological basis for the phenotypic modification of mutant SOD1-expressing mice by ALS2 loss. Genetic ablation of Als2 in SOD1(H46R, but not SOD1(G93A, transgenic mice aggravated the mutant SOD1-associated disease symptoms such as body weight loss and motor dysfunction, leading to the earlier death. Light and electron microscopic examinations revealed the presence of degenerating and/or swollen spinal axons accumulating granular aggregates and autophagosome-like vesicles in early- and even pre-symptomatic SOD1(H46R mice. Further, enhanced accumulation of insoluble high molecular weight SOD1, poly-ubiquitinated proteins, and macroautophagy-associated proteins such as polyubiquitin-binding protein p62/SQSTM1 and a lipidated form of light chain 3 (LC3-II, emerged in ALS2-deficient SOD1(H46R mice. Intriguingly, ALS2 was colocalized with LC3 and p62, and partly with SOD1 on autophagosome/endosome hybrid compartments, and loss of ALS2 significantly lowered the lysosome-dependent clearance of LC3 and p62 in cultured cells. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Based on these observations, although molecular basis for the distinctive susceptibilities to ALS2 loss in different mutant SOD1-expressing ALS models is still elusive, disturbance of the endolysosomal system by ALS2 loss

  1. Consoer et al PFOS dataset

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This ScienceHub entry was developed for the published paper: Consoer et al., 2016, Toxicokinetics of perfluorooctane sulfonate in rainow trout (Oncorhynchus...

  2. DESAFÍOS AL ORDEN

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    Evangelina De los Rios

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fradkin, Raúl y Gelman, Jorge (Compiladores, Desafíos al Orden. Política y sociedades rurales durante la Revolución de Independencia, Prohistoria ediciones, Rosario, 2008, 157 pp.

  3. Seltzer_et_al_2016

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — This dataset supports the modeling study of Seltzer et al. (2016) published in Atmospheric Environment. In this study, techniques typically used for future air...

  4. İşletmelerin Pazar Performansi ile İnsan Kaynakları Uygulamaları Arasındaki İlişkinin Araştırılmasına Yönelik Bir Çalışma = A Research on Analysing the Relationship between Businesses, Market Performance and Human Resources Applications

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    Levent BİBER

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Human factor lies beneath all activities performed by businesses and directing this factor well is a crucial factor in the success of businesses. Within the scope of this study, human resources applications in businesses consist of employee recruitment process, performance evaluation, work enrichment, work simplification, work rotation and work expanding. Besides, businesses check whether predefined targets are reached or not by evaluating the result of their activities. In this context, it is important to consider businesses’ market performance related to its outer surrounding. In this study the relationship between businesses’ market performance and their human resources applications has been investigated within the scope of the businesses operational in Turkey.

  5. The Role of Trust on the Relationship Between Organizational Engagement and Corporate Reputation(Çalışanların Örgüte Cezbolması ve Kurumların İtibarı İlişkisinde Güvenin Rolü

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    Emel ESEN

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to examine the role of organizational trust between corporate reputation practices and organizational engagement in airline sector. In the first section, results of the relationship between corporate reputation practices, organizational trust and organizational engagement are examined. In the following section, data was gathered from 343 participants. According to the results of the study, corporate reputation practices and organizational trust have effect on organizational engagement but organizational trust hasn’t had any intervening role between these variables.

  6. Çalışanların Kararlara Katılımı ve Örgütsel Politika Algısı İlişkisi (Relationship Between Employee’s Participative Decision Making And Perception Of Organizational Politics

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    Yunus Bıyık

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This study aims to reveal the relationship between employee's participative decision making and perception of organizational politics. In a total of 11 municipalities all located in Tokat province and districts, 178 staff working in the permanent civil servants participated to research. A result of research it was found a negative weak correlation among the perception of organizational politics and participative decision making variables. Findings were obtained that the level of participative decision making did not differ in terms of age and marital status, there are differences between groups of gender, education level, tenure of office and titles

  7. Fabrication-process-induced variations of Nb/Al/AlOx/Nb Josephson junctions in superconductor integrated circuits

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    Currently, superconductor digital integrated circuits fabricated at HYPRES, Inc. can operate at clock frequencies approaching 40 GHz. The circuits present multilayered structures containing tens of thousands of Nb/Al/AlOx/Nb Josephson junctions (JJs) of various sizes interconnected by four Nb wiring layers, resistors, and other circuit elements. In order to be fully operational, the integrated circuits should be fabricated such that the critical currents of the JJs are within the tight design margins and the proper relationships between the critical currents of JJs of different sizes are preserved. We present experimental data and discuss mechanisms of process-induced variations of the critical current and energy gap of Nb/Al/AlOx/Nb JJs in integrated circuits. We demonstrate that the Josephson critical current may depend on the type and area of circuit elements connected to the junction, on the circuit pattern, and on the step in the fabrication process at which the connection is made. In particular, we discuss the influence of (a) the junction base electrode connection to the ground plane, (b) the junction counter electrode connection to the ground plane, and (c) the counter electrode connection to the Ti/Au or Ti/Pd/Au contact pads by Nb wiring. We show that the process-induced changes of the properties of Nb/Al/AlOx/Nb junctions are caused by migration of impurity atoms (hydrogen) between the different layers comprising the integrated circuits.

  8. A Solid Relationship

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    2006-01-01

    May 21 marks the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan. This bilateral relationship has stood the test of time and may well serve as an exemplary model in contemporary international relations.

  9. Expect Respect: Healthy Relationships

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    ... Listen Español Text Size Email Print Share Expect Respect: Healthy Relationships Page Content Article Body Signs of ... good about what happens when they are together. Respect You ask each other what you want to ...

  10. Note intorno al Teatro Vagante

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    Scabia, Giuliano

    2013-01-01

    In questo testo-intervista Scabia traccia, alternando racconto e riflessione, un percorso che abbracciatutta l'attività del suo Teatro Vagante: dalle azioni nelle scuole degli inizi degli anni '70 - agli alboridell'Animazione Teatrale, che anche da qui prese le mosse - al lavoro all'Università di Bologna,organica continuazione di quei primi esperimenti. Dalla poesia alle azioni teatrali in strada;dall'architettura della pagina al respiro della parola detta in presenza ; dalle aule ...

  11. Information als Gegenstand von Informationskompetenz

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    Ingold, Marianne

    2011-01-01

    Der Informationsbegriff als zentraler Gegenstand von Informationskompetenz wird in der bibliothekarischen Diskussion in der Regel nicht explizit thematisiert, sondern lässt sich aus Fachliteratur und Bibliothekspraxis nur implizit erschließen. Eine theoretische Beschäftigung mit dem Informationsbegriff ist jedoch unabdingbar, soll das Konzept "Informationskompetenz" auch außerhalb des bibliothekarischen Kontextes verständlich und nutzbar gemacht werden. Im vorliegenden Text, der sich als Beit...

  12. Response to Brosch et al.

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    Pihlajamäki, Jussi; Lerin, Carles; Kaminska, Dorota; Venesmaa, Sari; Itkonen, Paula; Boes, Tanner; Floss, Thomas; Schroeder, Joshua; Dearie, Farrell; Crunkhorn, Sarah; Burak, Furkan; Jimenez-Chillaron, Josep C.; Kuulasmaa, Tiina; Miettinen, Pekka; Park, Peter J.

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    We would like to respond to Brosch et al. regarding our manuscript “Expression of the Splicing Factor Gene SFRS10 Is Reduced in Human Obesity and Contributes to Enhanced Lipogenesis” (Pihlajamäki et al., 2011b). Brosch performed RT-PCR in liver samples from 13 lean and 34 obese individuals, finding no differences in SFRS10 or LPIN1 expression. We wish to address points raised by Brosch, including experimental strategy and analysis of human SFRS10 expression.

  13. Lattice stabilities, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of Al3Tm and Al3Lu intermetallics under high pressure from first-principles calculations

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    Xu-Dong, Zhang; Wei, Jiang

    2016-02-01

    The effects of high pressure on lattice stability, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of L12 structure Al3Tm and Al3Lu are studied by first-principles calculations within the VASP code. The phonon dispersion curves and density of phonon states are calculated by using the PHONONPY code. Our results agree well with the available experimental and theoretical values. The vibrational properties indicate that Al3Tm and Al3Lu keep their dynamical stabilities in L12 structure up to 100 GPa. The elastic properties and Debye temperatures for Al3Tm and Al3Lu increase with the increase of pressure. The mechanical anisotropic properties are discussed by using anisotropic indices AG, AU, AZ, and the three-dimensional (3D) curved surface of Young’s modulus. The calculated results show that Al3Tm and Al3Lu are both isotropic at 0 GPa and anisotropic under high pressure. In the present work, the sound velocities in different directions for Al3Tm and Al3Lu are also predicted under high pressure. We also calculate the thermodynamic properties and provide the relationships between thermal parameters and temperature/pressure. These results can provide theoretical support for further experimental work and industrial applications. Project supported by the Scientific Technology Plan of the Educational Department of Liaoning Province and Liaoning Innovative Research Team in University, China (Grant No. LT2014004) and the Program for the Young Teacher Cultivation Fund of Shenyang University of Technology, China (Grant No. 005612).

  14. Human-Forest Relationships

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    Ritter, Eva; Dauksta, Dainis

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between forests and people goes back to the early development of civilisation. However, parallel with technical innovations and an increasing urbanisation of the society, an alienation from nature has taken place......The relationship between forests and people goes back to the early development of civilisation. However, parallel with technical innovations and an increasing urbanisation of the society, an alienation from nature has taken place...

  15. Customer Relationship Management

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    Conf. univ. dr. Enache Elena; Asist. univ. drd. Marin Carmen; Conf. univ. dr. Vechiu Camelia

    2010-01-01

    The most significant changes in the practice of marketing during the last decade in the shift in emphasis from a transaction orientation to the customer relationship management (CRM). Customer relationship management is a strategy of organization to identifying the main desire of the customer and the behaviour commercial business, the beneficial use of information acquired in order to improve relations with these factors, with the objective of increasing customer satisfaction requirements.

  16. Interaction, Relationships And Networks

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    Benson-Rea, M

    1999-01-01

    This paper presents four case studies which have been selected to represent different insights into the strategic evaluation of relationships within one industry. From an analysis of how each of the case study firms has formed its networks of relationships, within its overall approach to industry strategy, we discuss how the interactions are evaluated, with a particular emergent focus on social or actor bonds. The strategy literature models strategy formation processes and content. The networ...

  17. Romantic Relationships and Love

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    Hasan Atak; Nuray Tastan

    2012-01-01

    Intimacy or love is completely defined as a personal relationship or sometimes a specific component of personal relationships or even a particular emotion that someone feels for another. Love is appearing as a psychological concept in the area of psychology in recent years. The definition of love depends on culture and people. Love comes with the concepts such as intimacy, attachment, respect and mature love. In this context, love is evaluated conceptually in this paper in order to fill the l...

  18. RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

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    2012-01-01

    The main feature of the present situation regarding communication is the impregnation of the social with technology. Computer-mediated communication systems has led to the crystallization of a strong specific interactions. This article describes how human relationships constitues the ontological pillar of society and social relations form the axis irradiance of sociology. Overall, as social agents in social space, people come in a variety of social relationships. Thus, a distinct note of the ...

  19. RELATIONSHIP MARKETING - THEORETICAL CONSIDERATION

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    Iacob Catoiu; Mihai Tichindelean

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of the paper is to propose a set of research perspectives for therelationship marketing theory. A comprehensive literature review is undertaken which entails threedifferent understandings of relationship marketing. First, relationship marketing is considered as amarketing strategy within the unifying theory of the service dominant logic. Second, relationshipmarketing is presented as the new understanding or paradigm of marketing. Third, relationshipmarketing theory is correlated a...

  20. Human Factor in Therapeutic Relationship

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    AKDOĞAN, Ramazan; Esra CEYHAN

    2011-01-01

    Therapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that has been structured based on theoretical props. This relationship is a complicated, wide and unique relationship which develops between two people, where both sides\\' personality and attitudes inevitably interfere. Therapist-client relationship experienced through transference and counter transference, especially in psychodynamic approaches, is accepted as the main aspect of therapeutic process. However, the approaches without dynam...

  1. Human Factor in Therapeutic Relationship

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    Ramazan Akdogan; Esra Ceyhan

    2011-01-01

    herapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that has been structured based on theoretical props. This relationship is a complicated, wide and unique relationship which develops between two people, where both sides' personality and attitudes inevitably interfere. Therapist-client relationship experienced through transference and counter transference, especially in psychodynamic approaches, is accepted as the main aspect of therapeutic process. However, the approaches without dynamic...

  2. The Conditional Relationship Between Portfolio Beta and Return: Evidence from Latin America

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    2004-01-01

    Using the approach of Pettengill et al. (1995), we analyze the un-conditional versus conditional cross-sectional CAPM relationship between portfolio beta-risk and return in the Argentinean, Brazilian, Chilean, and Mexican stock markets. We develop extensi

  3. On misleading solar-climate relationship

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    B. Legras

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available A key issue of climate change is to identify the forcings and their relative contributions. Solar-climate relationship is currently the matter of a fierce debate. We address here the need for high quality observations and adequate statistical approach. A recent work by Le Mouël et al. (2010 and its companion paper by Kossobokov et al. (2010 show spectacular correlations between solar activity and meteorological parameters. We question both the data and the method used in these works. We stress 1 that correlation with solar forcing alone is meaningless unless other forcings are properly accounted and that sunspot counting is a poor indicator of solar irradiance, 2 that long series of temperature require homogenization to remove historical artefacts that affect long term variability, 3 that incorrect application of statistical tests leads to interpret as significant a signal which arises from pure random fluctuations. As a consequence, we reject the results and the conclusions of Le Mouël et al. (2010 and Kossobokov et al. (2010. We believe that our contribution bears some general interest in removing confusion from the scientific debate.

  4. D’al-Ẓāhir Baybars à ʿAlī al-Zaybaq

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    Dorlian, Georges

    2014-01-01

    « Toi par le courage, moi par la filouterie » aimait répéter Baṭṭāl à la princesse Ḏāt al-Himma, comme pour délimiter les espaces d’action revenant à chacun. Et d’ajouter, pour mieux dépeindre son rôle : « Mon métier n’est pas celui de la guerre, des armes et des exploits, mais celui de la ruse et de la fourberie dans un château fort ou une forteresse. » Baṭṭāl était un ʿayyār adjoint à la princesse Ḏāt al-Himma et à ʿAbd al-Wahhāb pour servir leur cause sublime et leur idéal chevaleresque. E...

  5. Strain sensing with sub-micron sized Al-AlOx-Al tunnel junctions

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    Koppinen, P. J.; Lievonen, J. T.; Ahlskog, M.; Maasilta, I. J.

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate a local strain sensing method for nanostructures based on metallic Al tunnel junctions with AlOx barriers. The junctions were fabricated on top of a thin silicon nitride membrane, which was actuated with an AFM tip attached to a stiff cantilever. A large relative change in the tunneling resistance in response to the applied strain (gauge factor) was observed, up to a value 37. This facilitates local static strain variation measurements down to ~10^{-7}.

  6. Managing inter-organizational relationships

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    Hald, Kim Sundtoft

    2005-01-01

    strengthened orweakened by partner- comfortability and dependability. Then we show how partnersperceived attraction towards an industrial company can be managed using a combinationof structural- and behavioral adjustments.Key words: Inter-organizational relationships; Relationship Management; Relationship...

  7. A new method to evaluate the hydraulic activity of Al-Si materials

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    2008-01-01

    Slag,fly ash,gangue and 500℃ calcined gangue are analyzed by using identical coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP),X-ray photoelectron spec-troscopy (XPS),infrared spectroscopy (IR) and magnetic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR). Research results show that there is a negative linear relationship between the Si 2p and Al 2p binding energies of Al-Si materials and the compressive strength of aluminosilicate based cementitious materials prepared with these Al-Si materials,i.e. the lower the binding energies,the higher the compressive strength. Indeed,the Si 2p and Al 2p binding energies of Al-Si materials can be used to indicate their hydraulic activity. The binding energies of the four examined materials increase in the order of slag,fly ash,500℃ calcined gangue and untreated gangue. Moreover,the binding energies of Si 2p,Al 2p and O 1s of every Al-Si material have excellent correlation. By using the Al 2p binding energy and 27Al MAS NMR spectra,the coordination number of aluminum in slag is determined to be four,while that in gangue,is six. Based on the aforementioned discoveries,this paper presents a new effective method to evaluate the hydraulic activity of Al-Si materials by using the surface binding energies of silicon and alu-minum of Al-Si materials.

  8. Dehydrogenation process of AlH{sub 3} observed by TEM

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    Nakagawa, Yuki, E-mail: y-nakagawa@eng.hokudai.ac.jp [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N-13, W-8, Sapporo 060-8278 (Japan); Isobe, Shigehito [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N-13, W-8, Sapporo 060-8278 (Japan); Creative Research Institution, Hokkaido University, N-21, W-10, Sapporo 001-0021 (Japan); Wang, Yongming; Hashimoto, Naoyuki; Ohnuki, Somei [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, N-13, W-8, Sapporo 060-8278 (Japan); Zeng, Liang; Liu, Shusheng; Ichikawa, Takayuki; Kojima, Yoshitsugu [Institute for Advanced Materials Research, Hiroshima University, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8530 (Japan)

    2013-12-15

    Highlights: ► The initial shape of α-AlH{sub 3} particle is cubic and that of γ-AlH{sub 3} is rod-shaped. ► Dehydrogenation kinetics does not depend on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness in the 4.6–7.8 nm range. ► Milling effect on dehydrogenation kinetics will be larger than doping effect. -- Abstract: Dehydrogenation processes of α- and γ-AlH{sub 3} were investigated by in situ transmission electron microscopy observations. The relationship between Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness and dehydrogenation kinetics was also clarified. The initial shape of α-AlH{sub 3} particle was cubic and that of γ-AlH{sub 3} particle was rod-shaped. The process of γ-AlH{sub 3} was quite similar with α-AlH{sub 3}. The precipitation and growth of Al was observed in both processes. The dehydrogenation kinetics did not depend on Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} thickness. It was found that milling effect on the dehydrogenation kinetics was larger than doping effect. The dehydrogenation process was discussed in terms of both microscopic and kinetic studies.

  9. Epistemologi Sufi : Perspektif Al-Hakim Al-Tirmidzi

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    Ainul Abidin Shah

    2012-01-01

    Abstract : This article deals with some epistemological terms and theoretical postulates in the thought of a well known sufi  from the 9th century AD., Abu `Abdu’lLah Muhammad b. `Ali al-Hakim al-Tirmidzi, in order to describe the path (sulūk) of a sufi towards the Ultimate Reality. In his own style thought about the sufis, placing an emphasis upon the strong relations between the walāyah (sufi  sainthood) and the ma`rifa (sufi knowledge) in the one side, and between the two a philosophy of Sufi Et...

  10. DIFERENCIAS EN ESTRÉS PERCIBIDO, SALUD MENTAL Y FÍSICA DE ACUERDO AL TIPO DE RELACIÓN HUMANO-PERRO / DIFFERENCES IN PERCEIVED STRESS, MENTAL HEALTH, AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ACCORDING TO TYPES OF HUMAN-PET DOG RELATIONSHIPS

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    MÓNICA TERESA GONZÁLEZ RAMÍREZ

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This study was carried out in order to assess whether the levelsof perceived stress and health differed depending on typesof human-pet dog relationships, and to evaluate the correlationbetween perceived stress and health and the frequencywith which activities are carried out with the dogs. Self-reportquestionnaires were filled out by 247 volunteers owning atleast one dog. The results show lower levels of perceived stressand higher levels of mental health in those individuals whoconsider the dog a member of the family. Furthermore, significantcorrelations were found between dog-training activitiesand stress and mental health, between playing with the dogand vitality and mental health, and between walking the dogand vitality. The conclusion was that those individuals whoconsider their dogs as members of the family and carry outmore activities with them have better physical and mentalhealth, as well as lower levels of perceived stress.

  11. Customer relationship management

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    Peelen, E.

    2006-01-01

    CRM is tegenwoordig een bekende term in het bedrijfsleven, maar het is voor organisaties niet altijd duidelijk hoe ze er invulling aan moeten geven. Ze worstelen met vragen als: Wat willen we werkelijk bereiken met CRM? Willen we een klantgerichte organisatie? Wat moeten we doen om deze te krijgen?

  12. [Mental Health and relationships].

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    Spivacow, Miguel Alejo

    2012-01-01

    After acknowledging that the diversity of cultural, historical and theoretical perspectives has given place to multiple definitions of mental health, the author circumscribes the goal of this article to reflecting on mental health from the viewpoint of human relationships in intersubjective milieux. The basic assumption that guides this paper is that the subject's psychic structure is constituted and developed in a relational matrix. Conceptualized in a relational context, the individual's mental health needs to take into account each member's developmental stage and asymmetrical position in a relationship. In the theoretical and therapeutic approach proposed here, drive renunciation, negative pacts, and intersubjective work are described as basic concepts in the analysis of relational links. Drive renunciation is defined as the operation that excludes certain drives derivatives from explicit relational interchange in order to maintain the structure and stability of the relationship. Negative pacts are defined as the configurations of reciprocal libidinal investments that give form to drive renunciation. The concept of intersubjective work places the emphasis on the interaction of the poles of the relationship, on how what one does influences the other's response. Thus, in the therapeutic context, intersubjective work accounts for each member's processes of symbolization and working through in the interchange and reciprocal impact of each member on the transformation of the relationship. Finally, the complexities around the formulation of therapeutic goals are emphasized and the occasional need of an interdisciplinary therapeutic plan is highlighted. PMID:22880195

  13. Al clamor de les vuvuzeles

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    Javier Olivera Betrán

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El Mundial de Futbol de Sud-àfrica ha situat l’Àfrica al mapa mundial i ha mostrat al món el triomf de l’estil de futbol d’Espanya basat en la col·lectivitat, l’esperit d’equip, la humilitat, la cohesió interna i el joc bonic. L’organització africana, seriosa i eficaç, ha sabut mobilitzar i il·lusionar la població del país que ha participat en el mundial des de l’orgull de ser africà, amb l’esperit alegre, festiu i també reivindicatiu de la gent de l’Àfrica. Aquest esdeveniment suposa el llançament de la marca “Sud-àfrica” al món amb un avís clar d’optar a l’organització d’uns primers Jocs Olímpics a Àfrica (potser els de 2020. S’obre una finestra d’esperança al segle xxi per al continent perdut de la mà de l’esport espectacle tan universal, massiu, emocional i mercantil que també es juga a la canxa de la política i de l’economia.

  14. A united refinement technology for commercial pure Al by Al-10Ti and Al-Ti-C master alloys

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    Because flake-like TiAl3 particles in Al-Ti-C master alloys prepared in a melt reaction method dissolve slowly when they are added into Al melt at 720 deg. C, Ti atoms cannot be released rapidly to play the assistant role of grain refinement, leading to a poor refinement efficiency of Al-Ti-C master alloys. A united refinement technology by Al-10Ti and Al-Ti-C master alloys was put forward in this paper. The rational combination of fine blocky TiAl3 particles in Al-10Ti and TiC particles in Al-Ti-C can improve the nucleation rate of α-Al. It not only improves the grain refinement efficiency of Al-Ti-C master alloys, but also reduces the consumption

  15. Antecedents of Customer Relationship Termination

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    Geersbro, Jens; Ritter, Thomas

    To end business relationships, or to more actively terminate relationships, has long been acknowledged as part of customer relationship management. However, compared to other elements such as initiation and maintenance of relationships, little is known about the termination of business...... relationships as a managerial task. This paper contributes by (1) developing a conceptualization of relationship termination competence and (2) analyzing its antecedents. The empirical results identify termination acceptance, definition non-customers, organizational relationship termination routines, and...... motivation as significant antecedents. Because of this, managers need to develop their organizations in order to use relationship termination as a vital strategy....

  16. Cross border relationships

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    Singla, Rashmi; Sriram, Sujata

    2010-01-01

    which they were born. These movements also imply human relationships across the borders in different contexts with various cultural, psychological consequences. Relationships of members of migrant groups with each other, and also with the host community have important implications on the health and well......-being of not just the migrant population, but also the host communities. These relationships represent the microcosm of societal and cultural integration and cohesion at the broader levels. Studies of how and how well migrants, especially youth handle migration indicate transformations in paradigms as both...... borders in the context of modernity such as will also be discussed. In the backdrop of polarisation of populations into us and them, still there are increasing trends towards intermarriage, which challenge the idea of who belongs together and earlier taboos against such mixing. The symposia will explore...

  17. Internet mediated adolescent relationships

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    Fabrício de Souza

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to contribute towards the comprehension of the adhesion of adolescent to digital technologies and their usage in the search for or consolidation of relationships with their peers. The objective was to analyze the role of blogs in the maintenance and establishment of relationships among adolescents from the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Three boys’ blogs and three girls’ blogs were selected, and five pages of each blog were selected, in a total of 30 pages. Categories were elaborated from reading the posts left at the 30 pages and subsequently used to classify and quantify the posts. Messages and comments left at the blogs had a positive affective connotation, in search for approximation and contact with the blog owner. Messages were also noted for gender differences. It was concluded that some determined patterns of offline interaction guided the establishment of online relationships.

  18. Comment on "Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness"

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    Tredennick, Andrew T; Adler, Peter B.; Grace, James B.; Harpole, W Stanley; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Seabloom, Eric W.; Anderson, T. Michael; Bakker, Jonathan D.; Biederman, Lori A.; Brown, Cynthia S.; Buckley, Yvonne M.; Chu, Cheng-Jin; Collins, Scott L.; Crawley, Michael J.; Fay, Philip A.; Firn, Jennifer; Gruner, Daniel S.; Hagenah, Nicole; Hautier, Yann; Hector, Andy; Hillebrand, Helmut; Kirkman, Kevin P.; Knops, Johannes M. H.; Laungani, Ramesh; Lind, Eric M.; MacDougall, Andrew S.; McCulley, Rebecca L.; Mitchell, Charles E.; Moore, Joslin L.; Morgan, John W.; Orrock, John L.; Peri, Pablo L.; Prober, Suzanne M.; Risch, Anita C.; Schuetz, Martin; Speziale, Karina L.; Standish, Rachel J.; Sullivan, Lauren L.; Wardle, Glenda M.; Williams, Ryan J.; Yang, Louie H.

    2016-01-01

    Fraser et al. (Reports, 17 July 2015, p. 302) report a unimodal relationship between productivity and species richness at regional and global scales, which they contrast with the results of Adler et al. (Reports, 23 September 2011, p. 1750). However, both data sets, when analyzed correctly, show clearly and consistently that productivity is a poor predictor of local species richness.

  19. Degradation of AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors with Different AlGaN Layer Thicknesses under Strong Electric Field

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    The degradation of AlGaN/GaN high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) has a close relationship with a model of traps in AlGaN barriers as a result of high electric field. We mainly discuss the impacts of strong electrical field on the AlGaN barrier thickness of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs. It is found that the device with a thin AlGaN barrier layer is more easily degraded. We study the degradation of four parameters, i.e. the gate series resistance RGate, channel resistance Rchannel, gate current IG,off at VGS = −5 and VDS = 0.1 V, and drain current ID,max at VGS = 2 and VDS = 5 V. In addition, the degradation mechanisms of the device electrical parameters are also investigated in detail. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)

  20. Modeling of the ALS linac

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    The ALS injector linac is used for the Beam Test Facility (BTF) and the Damping Experiments when it is available in between the ALS filings. These experiments usually require higher quality beams and a better characterization than is normally required for ALS operations. This paper focuses on the beam emittance, energy tilt, and especially the longitudinal variation of the beam parameters. For instance, the authors want to avoid longitudinal variations at the low beta section of the BTF. On the other hand, a large energy tilt is required for post-acceleration compression of the bunch using an alpha magnet. The PARMELA code was modified to calculate and display longitudinal variations of the emittance ellipse. Using the Microsoft Development Studio under Windows NT environment the code can handle a much larger number of particles than was previously possible

  1. Conjuntivitis alérgica

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    Alejandro Tello Hernández

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La conjuntivitis alérgica es una de las causas más comunesde consulta externa en oftalmología y tiene una muy altarelación con las reacciones alérgicas sistémicas. Lafisiopatología de las reacciones de hipersensibilidad noshace entender los cuadros clínicos característicos de estapatología y sus diferentes grados de severidad. Eldiagnostico diferencial es amplio, sin embargo hay clavesdiagnosticas que nos orientan rápidamente al diagnosticocorrecto. El tratamiento se enfoca en las medidasfarmacológicas y no farmacológicas, utilizándolas enconjunto para disminuir la recurrencia del cuadro y prevenirsecuelas visuales.

  2. Residual stresses in continuous graphite fiber Al metal matrix composites

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    Park, Hun Sub; Zong, Gui Sheng; Marcus, Harris L.

    1988-01-01

    The residual stresses in graphite fiber reinforced aluminum (Gr/Al) composites with various thermal histories are measured using X-ray diffraction (XRD) methods. The XRD stress analysis is based on the determination of lattice strains by precise measurements of the interplanar spacings in different directions of the sample. The sample is a plate consisting of two-ply P 100 Gr/Al 6061 precursor wires and Al 6061 overlayers. Prior to XRD measurement, the 6061 overlayers are electrochemically removed. In order to calibrate the relationship between stress magnitude and lattice spacing shift, samples of Al 6061 are loaded at varying stress levels in a three-point bend fixture, while the stresses are simultaneously determined by XRD and surface-attached strain gages. The stresses determined by XRD closely match those determined by the strain gages. Using these calibrations, the longitudinal residual stresses of P 100 Gr/Al 6061 composites are measured for various heat treatments, and the results are presented.

  3. Romantic Relationships and Love

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    Hasan Atak

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Intimacy or love is completely defined as a personal relationship or sometimes a specific component of personal relationships or even a particular emotion that someone feels for another. Love is appearing as a psychological concept in the area of psychology in recent years. The definition of love depends on culture and people. Love comes with the concepts such as intimacy, attachment, respect and mature love. In this context, love is evaluated conceptually in this paper in order to fill the lack of the papers on this subject in Turkey. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the theories that have different approaches about love.

  4. Internet mediated adolescent relationships

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    Fabrício de Souza; Maria Margarida Pereira Rodrigues

    2010-01-01

    This paper aims to contribute towards the comprehension of the adhesion of adolescent to digital technologies and their usage in the search for or consolidation of relationships with their peers. The objective was to analyze the role of blogs in the maintenance and establishment of relationships among adolescents from the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Three boys’ blogs and three girls’ blogs were selected, and five pages of each blog were selected, in a total of 30 pages. Categories were e...

  5. Factors related to health outcomes and health risk behaviors of adolescents with lead exposure. A pilot study

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    Patricia Cossío-Torres; Jaqueline Calderón; Martha Tellez-Rojo; Fernando Díaz-Barriga

    2013-01-01

    Este estudio piloto fue una aproximación para determinar el estado de salud (nutricional, cognitivo, salud mental y educacional) y las conductas de riesgo para la salud (agresión/delincuencia, consumo riesgoso/ dañino de alcohol, uso/abuso de sustancias y consumo de tabaco) de adolescentes que han estado expuestos toda su vida al plomo. Se identificaron factores individuales, familiares y sociales; así como la exposición al plomo, que estuvieran relacionados con ellos. Se incluyeron 40 adoles...

  6. ALS:A SAIRASTAVAN TOIMINTATERAPIA

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    Vuorinen, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    Amyotrofinen lateraali skleroosi on harvinainen, etenevä sairaus. Sairaus surkastuttaa edetessään potilaan tahdonalaisen lihaksiston. Sairauden oireet näkyvät yleensä ensin raajoissa, mutta myös nielun lihaksista alkava bulbaarinen taudinmuoto on mahdollinen. ALS voi myös aiheuttaa frontotemporaalista dementiaa. Sairaus etenee yksilöllisesti, mutta sen kesto on yleensä noin 3-5 vuotta. Keski-Suomen keskussairaalassa ALS:n sairastuneen kuntoutukseen osallistuu moniammatillinen työryhmä, j...

  7. Generation and evolution of nanoscale AlP and Al13Fe4 particles in Al-Fe-P system

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    Highlights: • Diffusion and gradual solid reactions between Al and FexP phases in Al-Fe-P alloy were investigated. • Nanoscale AlP clusters are in-situ generated and evolve during the whole process. • This novel Al-Fe-P alloy has an excellent low-temperature refining performance on hypereutectic Al-Si alloy. - Abstract: In this paper, the gradual solid reactions between Al and FexP phases in Al-Fe-P alloy were investigated. The results show that the whole reaction process undergoes four main stages: the diffusion of Al atom, the generation of (Al, Fe, P) intermediate compound, the precipitation of nano AlP and Al13Fe4 clusters and their growth to submicron particles. The microstructure of Fe-P particles evolves from the “egg-type”, the “sponge-type” to the “sesame-cake” structure. AlP and Al13Fe4 nano phases have in-situ generated and evolved during the whole process. The gradual reaction mechanism has been discussed. Furthermore, a novel Al-Fe-P alloy which contains (Al, Fe, P) intermediate compounds and nano AlP particles has been synthesized and its low-temperature refining performance on A390 alloy has also been investigated

  8. Creating Good Relationships: Responsiveness, Relationship Quality, and Interpersonal Goals

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    Canevello, Amy; Crocker, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    Perceived partner responsiveness is a core feature of close, satisfying relationships. But how does responsiveness originate? Can people create relationships characterized by high responsiveness, and consequently, higher quality relationships? We suggest that goals contribute to cycles of responsiveness between people, improving both people’s relationship quality. The present studies examine 1) how interpersonal goals initiate responsiveness processes in close relationships, 2) the self-perpe...

  9. Diasporic Relationships and Processes

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    Singla, Rashmi

    2010-01-01

    How does moving across the geographical borders affect the relationships of diaspora members both here – in the country of residence and there- in the country of origin? The article delineates some of the processes through gendered experiences of the young adults perceived as active actors based an...

  10. Customer Relationship Management.

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    Fayerman, Michael

    2002-01-01

    Presents an approach increasingly employed by businesses to track and respond to their customers to provide better and faster services: customer relationship management. Discusses its applicability to the operations of higher education and institutional research and the role it plays in the knowledge management framework. (EV)

  11. In situ fabrication and microstructure of Al2O3 particles reinforced aluminum matrix composites

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    Al2O3p/Al composites were prepared by direct melt reaction process. The thermodynamics of in situ chemical reactions between molten aluminum and CeO2 powder was studied. The XRD results show that the components of the as-prepared composites consist of Al2O3 and Al phases. For the as-cast composite specimens, SEM, EDX, TEM and SAD were used to analyze the reinforcement phases and interface characters of composites. The results show that the in situ generated Al2O3 particles, whose sizes are 100-200 nm, have various irregular shapes and disperse uniformly in matrix. TEM observation shows that the interface between particle and matrix is clean. Furthermore, there is no fixed orientation relationship between Al2O3 particles and aluminum matrix. Only [12-bar 10]//[111] orientation parallel relationship with low exponent is found. Therefore, the composites have isotropic properties. Besides characters mentioned above, there are large amount of high density dislocations and the generated extensive fine subgrains around Al2O3 particles. These features are favorable for improving composite performances. As a result, the composites are comprehensively strengthened not only by Al2O3 particles, but also by the high density dislocations and fine subgrains.

  12. Verschwiegene Beziehungen Secret Relationships

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    Monika Ehlers

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Dagmar von Hoffs Studie spannt den Bogen vom ethnologischen Tabubegriff über literatur-historische Wandlungen der Inzestthematik und ihrer mythischen Dimensionen bis hin zum Inzest als traumatischer Erfahrung. Inzest wird hierbei als Schwellenerfahrung verstanden, die an die Grenzen des Sagbaren führt und somit literarische Texte wie filmische Umsetzungen in ihren Darstellungsstrategien herausfordert.Dagmar von Hoff’s study spans from an analysis of an ethnological tabu term to the literary and historical transformations of the incest theme and their mythic dimensions to incest as a traumatic experience. Incest is hereby understood as a threshold experience that leads to the boundaries of that which can be spoken and, hence, challenges literary texts, such as film, in their strategies of representation.

  13. Geographic Trajectories of Al-Qaida and Taliban Terrorist Groups in Pakistan

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    Syed Manzar Abbas Zaidi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Though Western analysts tend to mention al-Qaida and Taliban in Pakistan in the same context, the dynamics of their relationship are far more complex than a cursory examination would reveal. The context of this relationship is best understood within the overarching paradigm of militant activities of post 9/11 Taliban and al-Qaida remnants in Pakistan's tribal areas, where these groups flourish. The military struggle in Afghanistan has significantly influenced the formation of a loosely structured alQaida/Taliban "nexus" that was forged in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA, particularly Waziristan. In order to survive the ongoing North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO military operations to flush them out, these groups rapidly devised a symbiotic strategy that characterizes al-Qaida's ability to subsume itself within the ranks of different militant organizations in Pakistan.

  14. Dynamic Modeling of ALS Systems

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    Jones, Harry

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of dynamic modeling and simulation of Advanced Life Support (ALS) systems is to help design them. Static steady state systems analysis provides basic information and is necessary to guide dynamic modeling, but static analysis is not sufficient to design and compare systems. ALS systems must respond to external input variations and internal off-nominal behavior. Buffer sizing, resupply scheduling, failure response, and control system design are aspects of dynamic system design. We develop two dynamic mass flow models and use them in simulations to evaluate systems issues, optimize designs, and make system design trades. One model is of nitrogen leakage in the space station, the other is of a waste processor failure in a regenerative life support system. Most systems analyses are concerned with optimizing the cost/benefit of a system at its nominal steady-state operating point. ALS analysis must go beyond the static steady state to include dynamic system design. All life support systems exhibit behavior that varies over time. ALS systems must respond to equipment operating cycles, repair schedules, and occasional off-nominal behavior or malfunctions. Biological components, such as bioreactors, composters, and food plant growth chambers, usually have operating cycles or other complex time behavior. Buffer sizes, material stocks, and resupply rates determine dynamic system behavior and directly affect system mass and cost. Dynamic simulation is needed to avoid the extremes of costly over-design of buffers and material reserves or system failure due to insufficient buffers and lack of stored material.

  15. Cathodic electrochemiluminescence at double barrier Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 tunnel emission electrodes

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    Double insulating barrier tunnel emission electrodes were fabricated by adding a new pure aluminum layer upon oxidized aluminum electrodes by vacuum evaporation and thermally oxidizing the new aluminum layer in air at room temperature. Resulting Al/Al2O3/Al/Al2O3 electrodes allow the use of various aluminum alloys in the electrode body necessary for hardness or shaping ability of the electrode while obtaining the luminescence properties of pure aluminum oxide. During electrical excitation of luminescent labels by cathodic hot electron injection into aqueous electrolyte solution, the background noise is mainly based on high-field-induced solid-state electroluminescence and F-center luminescence of the outer aluminum oxide film. The more defect states and/or impurity centers the outer oxide film contains, the higher is the background emission intensity. The present electrode fabrication method provides a considerable improvement in signal-to-noise ratio for time-resolved electrochemiluminescence (TR-ECL) measurements when the original native oxide film of the electrode body contains luminescence centers displaying long-lived luminescence. The excellent performance of the present electrodes is demonstrated by extremely low-level detection of Tb(III) chelates, luminol, Pt(II) coproporphyrin and Tb(III) labels in an immunometric immunoassay by time-resolved electrochemiluminescence

  16. Relationship Marketing in Educational Services

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    Pariza - Manea Natalia

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to analyze the existence of relationship marketing in educational services. This type of marketing focuses on building a lasting relationship with the customer and continuous communication with it. Relationship marketing can focus on the university's relationship with the end consumer (companies that hire graduates) and other client organizations (schools, universities, research centers).

  17. Conflict resolution in adolescent relationships

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    van Doorn, M.D.

    2008-01-01

    Conflict is an inevitable feature of social relationships. When people interact, disagreements may arise. Especially in close relationships, people sometimes disagree. Although conflict might jeopardize relationships, conflict is not necessarily detrimental. The way conflicts are handled is important in determining whether conflicts are functional or dysfunctional. Moreover, the way conflicts are handled might reveal information about the nature of relationships and their developmental status...

  18. Derecho humano al agua y al saneamiento: derechos estrechamente vinculados al derecho a la vida

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    Fernández Aller, Maria Celia; Luis Romero, Elena de; Guzmán Acha, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Los derechos humanos al agua y al saneamiento están íntimamente relacionados con otros derechos esenciales para la vida, como la alimentación o la salud. Su reconocimiento como derechos humanos en 2010 marca un hito importante en el respeto, protección y realización de estos derechos, que se encuentran seriamente vulnerados para una mayoría de población más vulnerable y empobrecida, sobre todo en el ámbito rural. Mucho camino queda aún para conseguir no sólo la disponibilidad de agua y saneam...

  19. Effect of Interface on Mechanical Property of Steel-mushy Al-20Sn Bonding Plate

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    2006-01-01

    The ratio of Fe-Al compound at interCace, which could determine the quantity of Fe-Al compound at the interface of steel-mushy Al-20Sn bonding plate, was used to characterize the interfacial structure of steel-mushy Al-20Sn bonding plate quantitatively.The effect of ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface on interfacial shear strength was investigated perfectly.The results show that the relationship between ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface and interfacial shear strength is S = 3.3 + 1.91 t -0.0135 t2 ( where t is ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface and S is interfacial shear strength ).When the ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface is 71% , the largest interfacial shear strength 70.9 MPa is got.This reasonable ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface is a quantitative criterion of interfacial embrittlement.When the ratio of Fe-Al compound at interface is higher than 71%, interfacial embrittlement will occur.

  20. Personalidad y tolerancia al dolor

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    JESÚS M.ª CARRILLO

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se examina la relación de algunas variables de personalidad -EPQ-A (Eysenck y Eysenck, 1975, NEO-PI (McCrae y Costa, 1988 y STA -personalidad esquizotípica- y STB -personalidad límite-, de Claridge y Broks (1984, con la tolerancia al dolor experimental inducido mediante agua fría (cold pressor test, según el procedimiento de Staats, Heckmat y Staats (1998 en una muestra filtrada mediante un cuestionario sobre dolor crónico, dolores de cabeza, de espalda, artritis, síndrome de Raynaud, y personas bajo medicación. La tolerancia al dolor experimental se evaluó mediante el Umbral del dolor (tiempo en segundos desde la introducción de la mano en el agua hasta el primer informe de dolor, Mantenimiento del dolor (duración en segundos de la inmersión de la mano desde la aparición del umbral hasta su retirada y Tolerancia al dolor (duración total en segundos de la inmersión de la mano desde su introducción hasta su retirada. Un análisis correlacional, factorial y de regresión por pasos mostraron un efecto cruzado entre medidas de ansiedad (tolerancia negativa al dolor y psicoticismo, siendo psicoticismo junto con control emocional predictores de tolerancia positiva al dolor. En cuanto a psicoticismo, parece que son sus elementos de naturaleza paranoide y de "dureza" los que afectan a una percepción atenuada del dolor.

  1. 75 FR 62858 - United States, et al.

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    2010-10-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States, et al. v. American Express Company, et al.; Proposed Final Judgment and... of America, et al. v. American Express Company, et al., Civil Action No. CV-10-4496. On October...

  2. 76 FR 38700 - United States, et al.

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    2011-07-01

    ... published in the Federal Register on October 13, 2010 (75 FR 62858); and (3) published summaries of the... Antitrust Division United States, et al. v. American Express Company, et al.; Public Comments and Response... Final Judgment in United States, et al. v. American Express Company, et al., Civil Action No....

  3. Experimental Studies of Liquid Viscosity in Immiscible Al-In Alloys

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    刘广荣; 边秀房; 孙民华

    2003-01-01

    The liquid viscosity of immiscible Al-In alloys was measured using an oscillating-cup viscometer. It has been found that the viscosity of Al-In melts changes abruptly at the critical temperature of liquid-liquid phase separation during the cooling process. The experimental data above the temperature of phase separation are fitted to the Arrhenius equation. The fitted results show that the temperature dependence of the viscosity obeys the Arrhenius relationship.

  4. Strengthening mechanisms in an Al-Fe-Cr-Ti nano-quasicrystalline alloy and composites

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    Pedrazzini, S; Galano, M; Audebert, F.; Collins, DM; Hofmann, F.; Abbey, B.; Korsunsky, A; Lieblich, M.; Garcia Escorial, A.; G. Smith

    2016-01-01

    We report a study of the structure-processing-property relationships in a high strength Al93Fe3Cr2Ti2 nano-quasicrystalline alloy and composites containing 10 and 20 vol.% ductilising pure Al fibres. The superimposed contributions of several different strengthening mechanisms have been modelled analytically using data obtained from systematic characterisation of the monolithic alloy bar. An observed yield strength of 544 MPa has been substantiated from a combination of solid solution strength...

  5. Al/Au/n-Si/Al surface barrier detector

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    Charged-particle detectors are required to be operated sometimes in ambient light for applications like alpha counting and range finding. Detectors like Al/p-Si surface barrier with aluminium on the front side are found quite suitable. Gold/n-Si surface barrier detectors are not usable because of their excessive background photo current. These detectors, we fabricate for use in nuclear experiments, were given an aluminium coating on their gold side for use in room light. The Au/n-Si/Al surface barrier diodes were characterized for their electrical properties and performance as alpha detectors. Detectors showing good energy resolution (∼ 50 KeV) were selected and provided with another thin reflecting coat of aluminium on their front sides

  6. Electrowinning Al from Al2S3 in Molten Salt

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    Xiao, Y; Van der Plas, D.W.; Bohte, J.; Lans, S.C.; Van Sandwijk, A.; Reuter, M.A.

    2007-01-01

    In order to investigate an alternative process for the production of primary aluminum via a sulfide intermediate, the electrochemical behavior of Al2S3 in molten salt has been studied on a laboratory scale. The effects of electrolyte composition, temperature, and cell design on the cell performance have been investigated. Temperature and cryolite addition have positive effects on the current density. Increasing the anode-to-cathode surface area (closer to unity) and shortening the interelectr...

  7. Thermal conductance of a pressed Al-Al contact

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    Wanner, M.

    1981-01-01

    Thermal conductance of a screw-fastened joint between two blocks of Al-alloys has been measured. An AlMg4.5Mn-block, the end of which is cooled by liquid helium, constitutes the upper part of the sample and the contact is formed at the face surface of a cylindrical extension of that block onto which a cylinder, made of AlMgSi1, is pressed by means of a copper-nickel screw. Pressing of the contact was carried out at room temperature by applying a defined torque, M, to the fastening screw. Three samples of the same shape but with differently treated surfaces of contact (machined flat, electro-chemically polished, with gold plated contacts) were studied. The results showed that the machined flat surfaces yield the best contact and that the contact conductance (measured in the range 4.2 K to 1.8 K) of all samples increased with increasing torque. In addition to thermal measurements, a study of the electrical conductance would be very interesting to determine the different contributions of phonon and electron heat conduction by means of the Wiedemann-Franz law. The work is useful for the GIRL (German Infra-Red Laboratory) space experiment.

  8. Relationship Maintenance on Facebook: Development of a Measure, Relationship to General Maintenance, and Relationship Satisfaction

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    Dainton, Marianne

    2013-01-01

    Previous research indicates that the primary reason college students use Facebook is for relationship maintenance. The present study sought to determine the relationship between Facebook maintenance and general maintenance efforts in college student romantic relationships, as well as the impacts of such behaviors on the relationship. Survey data…

  9. Understanding the process of Repair in dissolving Business to Business Relationships: An SME perspective

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    Fleming, Deirdre

    2014-01-01

    Despite considerable research examining the dissolution of business to business (B2B) relationships, studies exploring the repair of these relationships have been insufficiently explored empirically. To date most B2B dissolution research has focussed attention on the reasons why relationships end (Farrelly, 2010; Pressey & Selassie, 2007; Hocutt, 1998; Halinen, 1997; Keaveney, 1995; Perrien, Paradis & Richard, 1995), or other influencing factors (Olkkonen & Tuominen, 2006; Wang et al, 2004; H...

  10. Exploring Entrepreneurial Network Relationships

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    Norus, Jesper

    2003-01-01

    explores four different strategies for dealing with network relations; the research oriented strategy, the incubator strategy, the industrial partnering strategy, and the policy-oriented strategy. The research-oriented strategy is narrowly focusing on how a biotechnology firm transforms their scientific...... of bringing the technologies from an experimental stage at a research lab to be able handle industrial processes and full-scale production. Last but not least the policy oriented strategy focus on problem of having products approved by the public authorities.Theoretically the article draws upon network...... theories and a dynamic view of network relations. That is done in order to capture the nature of the relationships between different types of actors, but also in order to emphasize the informal nature of some of these relationships.The article has a dual purpose; 1) From a corporate point of view...

  11. Establishing effective working relationships.

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    Houghton, Trish

    2016-02-24

    This article, the second in a series of 11, provides support and offers advice to new and existing mentors and practice teachers to enable them to progress in their role and develop a portfolio of evidence. In particular, the article discusses how to establish effective working relationships and emphasises the importance of the student-mentor or student-practice teacher relationship. It examines the essential qualities, attributes and characteristics of an effective mentor or practice teacher. The article provides learning activities and suggests ways in which mentors and practice teachers can undertake various self-assessments, enabling them to gather relevant evidence to demonstrate how they can meet and maintain the requirements for these roles as stipulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. PMID:26907148

  12. Formation of multiple orientation relationships of Q precipitates in Al–Mg–Si–Cu alloys

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    Precipitation of Q laths/rods in some age-hardenable aluminium alloys has been traditionally accepted to occur with a single orientation relationship with the α-Al matrix. In this study, the orientation relationships of Q precipitates are characterized by atomic resolution high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy. Contrary to the long-standing view, multiple orientation relationships are found between Q precipitates and the α-Al matrix. These orientations are correlated by rigid-body rotations about the long axes of the Q laths/rods

  13. Relationship quality in Europe

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    Wiik, Kenneth Aarskaug; Lappegård, Trude; Keizer, Renske

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we utilize data from the first wave of the Generations and Gender Surveys to investigate relationship quality among currently married and cohabiting individuals aged 18 to 55 (N = 41, 666) in eight European countries (Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Russia, and the Netherlands). Controlling for a range of characteristics of respondents and their partners, the analyses show that cohabitors in general more often have breakup plans and are less satisfied than ...

  14. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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    Gray, Paul; Byun, Jongbok

    2008-01-01

    In order to maintain in a market economy with the competition becoming increasingly tough, with consumer preferences and demands more sophisticated and diverse, a company must manage in the best possible way the relations with the existing and potential customers to know their preferences, attitudes, purchasing behaviour, motivations, in order to attract the proper clients for their company products. These goals may be achieved by implementing a strategy called “Customer Relationship Manageme...

  15. Meaning in couples relationships.

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    Rodrigues T.F.

    2014-01-01

    Based on psycholinguistics and L. Vygotsky’s (2007) theories on sign, meaning and sense categories, as later discussed by A. Leontiev (2004, 2009), we present a case study that focuses on the intricacies of a love relationship for a woman who remained in a painful marriage. Interview material is presented in a Relational-Historical Psychology theoretical framework to provide central categories of meaning and sense. This is understood as a privileged method for apprehending the uniqueness of a...

  16. MEANING IN COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS

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    Rodrigues, Tâmara

    2014-01-01

    Based on psycholinguistics and L. Vygotsky’s (2007) theories on sign, meaning and sense categories, as later discussed by A. Leontiev (2004, 2009), we present a case study that focuses on the intricacies of a love relationship for a woman who remained in a painful marriage. Interview material is presented in a Relational-Historical Psychology theoretical framework to provide central categories of meaning and sense. This is understood as a privileged method for apprehending the uniqueness of a...

  17. FRANCHISE RELATIONSHIP: FRANCHISEES’ SATISFACTION

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    Zlatica Kavic; Mario Sercer

    2014-01-01

    Franchise as business method especially popular become in second half od 20th century (Khams, 2013.,78).Since than as a significant factor in business growth and lever of economic development attracts researches attention. In contest of franchise way of doing business, relation between franchisor and franchisee is crucial for success, not only for the individual member of franchise but for entire franchise system. Franchise relationship actually begins with meeting the needs of clients throug...

  18. Exploring Entrepreneurial Network Relationships

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    Norus, Jesper

    2004-01-01

    In the recent years the successful collaborative arrangements and relationships between university, industry and public institutions have become a mantra in transforming new scientific knowledge into new innovations and business ventures. The fit between these very different actor groups has been treated as a contingent factor. However only little attention have been giving to a specific focus on the strategies that new business ventures have obtained to establish the fit between small firms,...

  19. Vygotsky theories & meaningful relationships

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    Robert, Michelle Suzanne

    2005-01-01

    This Project contains two main topics: "The Vygotsky Theories" and "Meaningful Relationships". Both were selected to be taught to teachers, principals, managing officials and supervisors in Mexico's context, all of which will be done in workshops under my supervision and care. The first theme: "The Vygotsky's Theories" explains his Theories and Notions on "Early Childhood Education", "Social Development Theory"; "Learning and Development of Preschool Children" and "The Zone of Proximal Develo...

  20. Type idéal

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    Paugam, Serge

    2014-01-01

    L’usage de types idéaux constitue pour Max Weber une démarche sociologique fondamentale. Le type idéal est pour lui un moyen de comprendre le sens que les individus donnent à leurs expériences vécues, ce qui conduit à mettre ces dernières en relation avec l’organisation de la société à un moment historique de son évolution. Définir un type idéal ne signifie pas repérer sa forme majoritaire d’un point de vue statistique, mais discerner à partir des formes historiques des sociétés contemporaine...

  1. Al-Hadith Text Classifier

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    Mohammed Naji Al-Kabi

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This study explore the implementation of a text classification method to classify the prophet Mohammed (PBUH hadiths (sayings using Sahih Al-Bukhari classification. The sayings explain the Holy Qur`an, which considered by Muslims to be the direct word of Allah. Present method adopts TF/IDF (Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency which is used usually for text search. TF/IDF was used for term weighting, in which document weights for the selected terms are computed, to classify non-vocalized sayings, after their terms (keywords have been transformed to the corresponding canonical form (i.e., roots, to one of eight Books (classes, according to Al-Bukhari classification. A term would have a higher weight if it were a good descriptor for a particular book, i.e., it appears frequently in the book but is infrequent in the entire corpus.

  2. Commentary: Networks of peers, genes, and explanations - reflections on Szekely et al. (2016).

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    O'Connor, Thomas G

    2016-06-01

    Much has been learned about the origins and effects of peer relationships on the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults. This commentary on Szekely et al. examines the role of genetics research on peer relationships, and the arising methodological and conceptual questions. Research findings on the genetics of peer networks illustrate how genetic influences may shape complex and dynamic phenotypes. Equally complex is the application of these findings for theory and practice. PMID:27192954

  3. The effect of Si in Al-alloy on electromigration performance in Al filled vias

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    Kageyama, Makiko; Hashimoto, Keiichi; Onoda, Hiroshi

    1998-01-01

    Electromigration performance of vias filled with Al-Si-Cu alloys on Ti glue layers was investigated in comparison with W-stud vias. In Al-Si-Cu filled vias, voids were formed at only a few locations in the test structure, while voids were formed at every via in W-stud via chains. It is supposed that Al moves through the Al-Si-Cu via during electromigration in spite of the existence of a glue layer at the via bottom. This phenomenon was observed only in the vias filled with Al-Si-Cu alloy. Al movement was prohibited in Al-Cu filled vias. In Al-Si-Cu filled vias, an Al-Ti-Si alloy was formed at the via bottom while Al3Ti was formed at Al-Cu filled vias. Al is speculated to move through this Al-Ti-Si alloy during electromigration.

  4. Lernhabitus als Grundlage lebenslanger Lernprozesse

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    Herzberg, Heidrun

    2005-01-01

    'In diesem Artikel wird die These vertreten, dass das Habitus-Konzept von Bourdieu, wenn es bei der Analyse von lebenslangen (biographischen) Lern- und Bildungsprozessen angewandt wird, einer biographietheoretischen Reformulierung bedarf. Vor diesem Hintergrund wird das eigene Konzept des biographischen Lernhabitus vorgestellt. Als Ergebnis einer Zwei-Generationen-Studie im Rostocker Werftarbeitermilieu können zwei deutlich voneinander zu entscheidende Lernhabitusmuster präsentiert werden. In...

  5. Utilitarismus als Methode der Ethik

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    Daniels, Malte Cornelius

    2011-01-01

    In diesem Buch schlage ich eine radikal neuartige Sicht auf den Utilitarismus vor. Meine Hauptthese ist, dass der Utilitarismus selbst keine vollständige normative Theorie ist, aus der sich per se Handlungsbewertungen ableiten ließen, sondern normativ untersättigt und neutral ist. Sein normativer Gehalt ist vollständig abhängig von angenommenen Nutzenfunktionen. Jede konsistente Menge von moralischen Regeln (Moralsystem) kann, wie ich im Anhang beweise, als ein Spezialfall des Utilitarismus i...

  6. Vormundschaftsrecht als Grundlage politischer Herrschaft

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    Arne Duncker

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available In ihrer beachtlichen und sehr gewissenhaft dokumentierten Arbeit über vormundschaftliche Regentschaften im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert beschreibt Pauline Puppel unter ausführlichem Bezug auf zeitgenössische Literatur und Archivalien sowohl die allgemeine Rechtslage im damaligen Reich als auch die Anwendungsfälle in Hessen, wo zwischen 1500 und 1700 insgesamt viermal eine Landgräfin als Vormünderin des Fürsten zur Regentin ihres Landes wurde. Dies steht exemplarisch für eine bereits in der Frühen Neuzeit mögliche und nicht einmal ganz seltene Form politischer Frauenherrschaft, die bisher oft nicht hinreichend gewürdigt wurde. Puppels Untersuchung ist in zwei Hauptteile gegliedert. Der erste Teil (Das juristische Regelwerk“, S. 34-143 behandelt die zeitgenössischen Rahmenbedingungen der durch Frauen ausgeübten Vormundschaft und Regentschaft. Der zweite Abschnitt („Die Landgräfinnen von Hessen als Regentinnen“, S. 144-307 befasst sich mit der Ausfüllung dieser Regeln durch konkrete Fallbeispiele in Gestalt von Leben und Regentschaft der regierenden Landgräfinnen von Hessen.

  7. Brand relationships: A study of five relationship constructs

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    Bergkvist, Lars; Bech-Larsen, Tino

    This study investigates the relationships between the five brand relationship constructs sense of community, brand identification, brand love, brand loyalty, and active engagement. Structural equation modelling with partial least squares showed provided support for six relational hypotheses. An...

  8. Composition-Structure-Property Relationships in Boroaluminosilicate Glasses

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    Zheng, Qiuju; Potuzak, M.; Mauro, J.C.;

    2012-01-01

    The complicated structural speciation in boroaluminosilicate glasses leads to a mixed network former effect yielding nonlinear variation in many macroscopic properties as a function of chemical composition. Here we study the composition–structure–property relationships in a series of sodium...... boroaluminosilicate glasses from peralkaline to peraluminous compositions by substituting Al2O3 for SiO2. Our results reveal a pronounced change in all the measured physical properties (density, elastic moduli, hardness, glass transition temperature, and liquid fragility) around [Al2O3]–[Na2O]=0. The structural...

  9. Microstructure of interaction interface between Al-Si, Zn-Al alloys and Al2O3p/6061Al composite

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    许志武; 闫久春; 吕世雄; 杨士勤

    2004-01-01

    Interaction behaviors between Al-Si, Zn-AI alloys and Al2O3p/6061AI composite at different heating temperatures were investigated. It is found that Al2O3p/6061Al composite can be wetted well by AlSi-1, AlSi-4 and Zn-Al alloys and an interaction layer forms between the alloy and composite during interaction. Little Al-Si alloys remain on the surface when they fully wet the composite and Si element in Al-Si alloy diffuses into composite entirely and assembles in the composite near the interface of Al-Si alloy/composite to form a Si-rich zone. The microstructure in interaction layer with Si penetration is still dense. Much more residual Zn-Al alloy exists on the surface of composite when it wets the composite, and porosities appear at the interface of Zn-Al alloy/composite. The penetration of elements Zn, Cu of Zn-Al alloy into composite leads to the generation of shrinkage cavities in the interaction layer and makes the microstructure of Al2 O3p/6061A1 composite loose.

  10. The Structure and Main Issues of “al-Tasdid” of Husam al-Din al-Syghnaqi

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    Daniyar B. Shalkarov

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The study of the theological maturidia in the Central Asia was developed by the majority of outstanding scientists in the Turkic area and was known from generation to generation with manuscripts. One of these famous scientists was Abu al-Mu‘in al-Nasafi. In Central Asia, in the branch of the Islamic kalam theology there were the works “Tabsira al-Adilla”, “Bahr al-Kalam”, “al-Tamheed li qawa‘id al-Tawheed”, which considered the issues of maturidia theological study. In the XIV century the great scientist from Syghanaq Husam al-din al-Syghnaqi made a detailed research of the work “al-Tamheed li qawa‘id al-Tawheed” of Abu al-Mu‘in al-Nasafi and wrote the work “al-Tasdeed fi sharh al-Tamheed” by giving a full explanation of all questions relating to the issue. This article considers the content and the kept versions in the World libraries and the importance of this work for today. There is a different information about the original version of the manuscript. The first, the manuscript is by Amca Zade Huseyn 309 number, written by Husam al-din al-Syghnaqi personally and kept in the turkic library. This information is written in the work “Syghanaq Sanlagi/ The star of the Syghanaq” of Shamshaddin Kerim, the second manuscript is kept in the Egypt Arabic Republic, in the library “Dar al-Kutub Misrya”. It is written in this manuscript, that the manuscript was published in 1125 according hizhra calendar. Therefore the article gives an explanation of the main maturidia kalam principles, which cover five chapters of the work. 

  11. The aluminum electrode in AlCl3-alkali-halide melts.

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    Holleck, G. L.; Giner, J.

    1972-01-01

    Passivation phenomena have been observed upon cathodic and anodic polarization of the Al electrode in AlCl3-KCl-NaCl melts between 100 and 160 C. They are caused by formation of a solid salt layer at the electrode surface resulting from concentration changes upon current flow. The anodic limiting currents increased with temperature and with decreasing AlCl3 content of the melt. Current voltage curves obtained on a rotating aluminum disk showed a linear relationship between the anodic limiting current and omega to the minus 1/2 power. Upon cathodic polarization, dendrite formation occurs at the Al electrode. The activation overvoltage in AlCl3-KCl-NaCl was determined by galvanostatic current step methods. An apparent exchange current density of 270 mA/sq cm at 130 C and a double layer capacity of 40 plus or minus 10 microfarad/sq cm were measured.

  12. The two steps thermal decomposition of titanium hydride and two steps foaming of Al alloy

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    SHANG; Jintang; HE; Deping

    2005-01-01

    Two steps foaming (TSF) technique was proposed to prepare shaped Al alloy foam. Based on the thermal decomposition kinetics equation of titanium hydride, the relationship between two steps thermal decomposition kinetics of titanium hydride and two steps foaming Al alloy melt was studied. Two steps thermal decomposition curve of titanium hydride under increasing and constant temperature was calculated respectively. The hydrogen mass needed in the second foaming step was also calculated. Results showed that the hydrogen mass of the second thermal decomposition of titanium hydride is enough for the second foaming step in the condition of as-received Al melt foaming. Experimental and theoretical results indicate that two steps foaming technique can be used to prepare Al alloy foam with high porosity, shaped components and sandwich with Al alloy foam core.

  13. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nano-crystalline Al-8 wt pct Ni Alloy

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    M.Abou Zied

    2006-01-01

    Microstructure and mechanical properties of ball-milled Al-8 wt pct Ni ribbon have been investigated by X-ray diffraction(XRD)and continuous Vickers hardness test, respectively. The results indicate that, the main phases of this alloy are α-Al and orthorhombic-Al3Ni. The lattice parameter of α-Al increases with increasing milling time. From the elastic constant of Al, the average contrast factors of the(111),(200),(220),(311)and system were calculated. The average grain size and dislocation parameters as a function of milling time have been investigated using the modified Williamson-Hall plot and the Warren-Averbach equation, respectively.An attempt has been made to correlate the micro-hardness of milled ribbon with their grain size through the Hall-Patch relationship:HV0.01=742.45〈D〉-1/2+401.55(kg/mm2).

  14. Nanoscale analysis on interfacial reactions in Al-Si-Cu alloys and Ti underlayer films

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    Yang, Jun-Mo; Lee, Sukjae; Park, Ju-Chul; Lee, Deok-Won; Lee, Tae-Kwon; Choi, Jin-Tae; Lee, Soun-Young; Kawasaki, Masahiro; Oikawa, Tetsuo

    2003-01-01

    Solid-phase reactions at the interface between sputtered Al-Si-Cu alloys and Ti films were investigated at the atomic scale by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) coupled with a field-emission (scanning) transmission electron microscope. The analysis results showed that the interface is composed of an amorphous-like Ti-Si layer, an intermediate-crystalline layer, and a Si-dissolved TiAl3 layer containing dissolved Si TiAl3 with a crystallographic relationship with the Al film. The nanometer-scaled interlayers effectively play a role as a barrier suppressing the interdiffusion reaction of Al and Ti during annealing treatment. Further, the quantitative composition of the interlayers was revealed by the analysis of the intensity profiles obtained from EDS elemental maps.

  15. Nocturnal hypoxia in ALS is related to cognitive dysfunction and can occur as clusters of desaturations.

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    Su-Yeon Park

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that leads to progressive weakness of the respiratory and limb muscles. Consequently, most patients with ALS exhibit progressive hypoventilation, which worsens during sleep. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between nocturnal hypoxia and cognitive dysfunction and to assess the pattern of nocturnal hypoxia in patients with ALS. METHOD: Twenty-five patients with definite or probable ALS underwent neuropsychologic testing, nocturnal pulse oximetry, and capnography. Patients were grouped according to the presence of nocturnal hypoxia (SpO2<95% for ≥10% of the night and their clinical characteristics and cognitive function were compared. RESULTS: Compared to patients without nocturnal hypoxia, those with nocturnal hypoxia (n = 10, 40% had poor memory retention (p = 0.039 and retrieval efficiency (p = 0.045. A cluster-of-desaturation pattern was identified in 7 patients (70% in the Hypoxia Group. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that nocturnal hypoxia can be related to cognitive dysfunction in ALS. In addition, a considerable number of patients with ALS may be exposed to repeated episodes of deoxygenation-reoxygenation (a cluster-of-desaturation pattern during sleep, which could be associated with the generation of reactive oxygen species. Further studies are required to define the exact causal relationships between these phenomena, the exact manifestations of nocturnal cluster-of-desaturation patterns, and the effect of clusters of desaturation on ALS progression.

  16. Hábitos alimentarios y su relación con los conocimientos, respecto al concepto de dieta equilibrada, de un colectivo de mujeres jóvenes con sobrepeso/obesidad Dietary habits and their relationship with the knowledge on the concept of a balanced diet in a group of young women with overweight/obesity

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    E. Rodríguez-Rodríguez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conocer los hábitos de alimentación de una población de mujeres con sobrepeso/obesidad y sus conocimientos sobre el concepto de alimentación correcta para poder diseñar campañas de educación nutricional dirigidas a este colectivo. Material y métodos: Se ha estudiado un colectivo de 67 mujeres de 20 a 35 años y con Índice de Masa Corporal entre 24 y 35 kg/m², que fueron interrogados sobre su frecuencia de consumo de alimentos, junto con la que consideraban correcta para lograr una alimentación equilibrada. Resultados: Las mujeres estudiadas consumían con mayor frecuencia aceites (4,3 ± 4,5 veces/semana y dulces (2,5 ± 3,6 veces/semana y menos veces agua (-19,1 ± 22,7 veces/semana, verduras (-4,3 ± 5,7 veces/semana, frutas (-3,7 ± 6,2 veces/semana, legumbres (-1,3 ± 2,0 veces/semana y pescado (-2,2 ± 3,7 veces/semana de lo que creían que debían consumir. Al comparar lo que declaran consumir con lo marcado como consumo mínimo aconsejable para los diferentes grupos de alimentos, se comprueba que es necesario aumentar el consumo de cereales y legumbres, el de frutas y verduras y, en menor media el de pescados y huevos. Conclusiones: Ante los hábitos alimentarios incorrectos observados en la población con sobrepeso/obesidad, sería conveniente realizar campañas de educación nutricional. Con esta educación se podría mejorar la dieta de toda la población y se evitaría, en muchos casos, la aparición de sobrepeso y obesidad. Además, en los casos en los que ya estuviera presente dicha patología, se evitaría el seguimiento de pautas que suelen ser perjudiciales para la salud y también para el control de peso.Objective: To know the dietary habits of a population of women with overweight/obesity and their knowledge on the concept of proper feeding in order to design nutrition educational campaigns focused on this population. Materials and methods: A group of 67 women, aged 20 to 35 years with body mass index 24

  17. Armaflex in Burj al Arab; Armaflex im Burj al Arab

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    Steiner, B.

    2003-07-01

    This article describes the Burj al Arab in Dubai, the unique seven-star high-rise hotel. The construction of the hotel, that is built on 250 piles driven into the sand of an artificial island in the Persian Gulf, is described. In particular, various special materials used in the building are described, as are the luxurious fittings and furnishings of the hotel. The cooling and air-conditioning installations that are necessary as a result of the desert climate of Dubai are described and the use of 'Armaflex' elastomer insulating material for the insulation of refrigeration machines and cold-water piping is discussed.

  18. De los derechos humanos al derecho al aborto

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    Zúñiga Fajuri, Alejandra

    2013-01-01

    Ninguna otra persona, en ninguna situación, es obligada a realizar el acto supererogatorio que se exige a la mujer embarazada. Aun cuando una adecuada aplicación de la teoría general de los derechos humanos permite reconocer el derecho al aborto durante los dos primeros trimestres del embarazo sobre la base de que los derechos sólo pueden restringirse por mor de los propios derechos. En esa línea, se intenta responder a quienes sostienen que el problema del aborto no puede resolverse pues no ...

  19. Friction Stir Welding of Al 5052 with Al 6061 Alloys

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    Kumbhar, N. T.; Bhanumurthy, K.

    2012-01-01

    Friction stir welding (FSW), a solid-state joining technique, is being extensively used in similar as well as dissimilar joining of Al, Mg, Cu, Ti, and their alloys. In the present study, friction stir welding of two aluminium alloys—AA6061 and AA5052—was carried out at various combinations of tool rotation speeds and tool traverse speeds. The transverse cross-section of the weld was used for optical as well as electron microscopy observations. The microstructural studies were used to get an ...

  20. Implementation of a hydrologic model and GIS for estimating Wadi runoff in Dernah area, Al Jabal Al Akhadar, NE Libya

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    El Osta, M. M.; Masoud, M. H.

    2015-07-01

    This study has investigated the relationship between rainfall-runoff in Dernah area, Al Jabal Al Akhadar, NE Libya. It provides flash flood hazard warnings for ungauged basins using geographic information system (GIS). The study examined the morphometric parameters of four Wadis (Wadi Dernah, Wadi Bum Safer, Wadi Al Nagah and Wadi Bir Al Yajur) with emphasis on their implication for hydrologic processes through the integration analysis between morphometric parameters and GIS techniques. Data for this study were obtained from ASTER data for digital elevation model (DEM) with 30 m resolution, topographic map (1:50,000), geological maps (1,250,000) which were checked during the field work. About 36 morphometric parameters were measured and calculated and interlinked to produce nine effective parameters for evaluating the flash flood hazard degree of the study area. The study basins are classified according to their hazards into three groups; Basins of low hazard degree (Wadi Al Nagah and Wadi Bir Al Yajur); Basins of medium hazard degree (Wadi Dernah); Basins of high hazard degree (Bum Safer). Software (SMADA 6) is applied to generate the hydrograph of subbasins of both medium and high hazard degrees. As a result of the model applied to Wadi Dernah, rainfall events of a total of 60, 70, 90, 110 and 120 mm of return periods 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 years produce a discharge volume of 9.1 × 106, 13.5 × 106, 22.3 × 106, 34.0 × 106 and 39.7 × 106 m3 respectively. While in case of Wadi Bum Safer the discharge volume is 22.1 × 106, 30.5 × 106, 46.1 × 106, 65.6 × 106 and 74.8 × 106 m3.

  1. Memahami Tasawuf Ibnuu Arabi dan Ibnuu al Farid: Konsep al Hubb Illahi, Wahdat al Wujud, Wahdah al Syuhud dan Wahdat al Adyan

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    Muhammad Robith Fuadi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Kaum sufi menapaki jalan yang berbeda untuk menuju hakikat, mereka tidak menggunakan akal dan rasio untuk sampai pada hakikat. Akan tetapi, akal bukan satu-satunya jalan untuk menuju hakikat. Karena kita sering melihat sesuatu yang di luar jangkauan akal dalam hidup ini. Jalan yang ditempuh kaum sufi untuk menuju hakikat seperti kasyf, dzauq, 'iyan, musyahadah dan sebagainya dinilai sebagai sesuatu yang samar, tidak mempunyai batasan dan kaidah pasti, bahkan sering kali bercampur dengan igauan, mimpi, khayalan dan angan-angan. Tapi yang perlu kita ingat adalah bahwa media-media tersebut telah mampu menuntun manusia untuk memecahkan sesuatu yang tidak bisa dipecahkan oleh akal dan hukum-hukum fisika. Tulisan ini akan mengkaji gagasan-gagasan dua tokoh tasawuf besar yaitu Ibnu Arabi dan Ibnu al-Farid yang hidup  pada abad keenam dan ketujuh Hijriah. Tulisan ini secara spesifik akan mengkaji tiga gagasan penting ke dua tokoh tersebut. Yaitu al hubb al Ilahi, wahdat al Wujud dan wahdat al adyan.

  2. The Eminent Turkish Logician al-Abhari and "al-Risalah fî al-Kavâid al-Mantıqiyyah"

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    el-EBHERÎ, Esîrüddîn Mufaddal b. Ömer es-Semerkandî

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    Athar al-Din al-Abhari is an important figure whose works had been textbooks in the Ottoman schools for centuries al-Abhari who wrote so many books in such areas as philosophy, mathematics, astronomy and logic is especially known for his books Hidayat al-Hikmat and İsaghuji He took logic into account in all of his works of philosophy. He also wrote some books and treatises specially concerning logical problems. Here, we are going to present the Turkish translation of his al-Risâlah fi al-Kava...

  3. United modification of Al-24Si alloy by Al-P and Al-Ti-C master alloys

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    韩延峰; 刘相法; 王海梅; 王振卿; 边秀房; 张均艳

    2003-01-01

    The modification effect of a new type of Al-P master alloy on Al-24Si alloys was investigated. It is foundthat excellent modification effect can be obtained by the addition of this new type of A1-P master alloy into Al-24Simelt and the average primary Si grain size is decreased below 47 μm from original 225 μm. It is also found that theTiC particles in the melt coming from Al8Ti2C can improve the modification effect of the Al-P master alloy. Whenthe content of TiC particles in the Al-24Si melt is 0.03 %, the improvement reaches the maximum and keeps steadywith increasing content of TiC particles. Modification effect occurs at 50 min after the addition of the Al-P master al-loy and TiC particles, and keeps stable with prolonging holding time.

  4. An ambiguous relationship

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    Søndergaard Larsen, Lene; Hedegaard Larsen, Birte; Birkelund, Regner

    2013-01-01

    findings from qualitative studies. Data consisted of seven qualitative studies published as one book, four scientific articles and two doctoral theses from Scotland, UK, Norway and Denmark. The analysis and synthesis were conducted with inspiration from both Sandelowski and Barroso and Ian Dey’s approach...... and volunteered participation. Typically, the social interaction was experienced as giving and was referred to in positive terms but recurrently, the opposite was experienced too. The ambiguity of the relationship clearly emerged in all of the synthesized themes presented in this article. Implications...

  5. Library/vendor relationships

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    Brooks, Sam

    2014-01-01

    A view of the mutual dependence between libraries and vendorsAs technology advances, libraries are forced to reach beyond their own resources to find effective ways to maintain accuracy and superior service levels. Vendors provide databases and integrated library systems that perform those functions for profit. Library/Vendor Relationships examines the increasing cooperation in which libraries find they must participate in, and vice versa, with the vendors that provide system infrastructure and software. Expert contributors provide insights from all sides of this unique collaboration, offering

  6. Relationship Marketing in Professional Services

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    Bains, Nimrita

    2005-01-01

    This research examines relationship marketing within professional services in general and architectural services in particular. The architectural industry in professional services has received little attention from researchers and represents a significant gap in the marketing literature on relationship marketing. Architectural services is an important context for researching relationships as the projects tend to extend over a long period of time and the architectural firm-client relationships...

  7. Parental Relationships in Fragile Families

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    McLanahan, Sara; Beck, Audrey N.

    2010-01-01

    As nonmarital childbearing escalated in the United States over the past half century, fragile families—defined as unmarried couples with children—drew increased interest from researchers and policy makers. Sara McLanahan and Audrey Beck discuss four aspects of parental relationships in these families: the quality of parents’ intimate relationship, the stability of that relationship, the quality of the co-parenting relationship among parents who live apart, and nonresident fathers’ involvement...

  8. Interpersonal relationships in early adulthood

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    Kočevar, Zala

    2014-01-01

    Interpersonal relationships in early adulthood, in people aged 25 to 30 vary considerably among individuals. Some place emphasis on partnership, and others on relations with friends. Even the relationship with parents and siblings are experienced by young adults in a variety of ways. Some have frequent and regular contact with their parents while some no longer have any relationship with their parents. These are two frequent situations hiding much more in between. Relationships are complex an...

  9. The Al-Al3Ni Eutectic Reaction: Crystallography and Mechanism of Formation

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    Fan, Yangyang; Makhlouf, Makhlouf M.

    2015-09-01

    The characteristics of the Al-Al3Ni eutectic structure are examined with emphasis on its morphology and crystallography. Based on these examinations, the mechanism of formation of this technologically important eutectic is postulated. It is found that a thin shell of α-Al forms coherently around each Al3Ni fiber. The excellent thermal stability of the Al-Al3Ni eutectic may be attributed to the presence of this coherent layer.

  10. Reply to Pachai et al.

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    Harrison, William J; Bex, Peter J

    2016-05-01

    Peripheral vision is fundamentally limited by the spacing between objects. When asked to report a target's identity, observers make erroneous reports that sometimes match the identity of a nearby distractor and sometimes match a combination of target and distractor features. The classification of these errors has previously been used to support competing 'substitution' [1] or 'averaging' [2] models of the phenomenon known as 'visual crowding'. We recently proposed a single model in which both classes of error occur because observers make their reports by sampling from a biologically-plausible population of weighted responses within a region of space around the target [3]. It is critical to note that there is no probabilistic substitution or averaging process in our model; instead, we argue that neither substitution nor averaging occur, but that these are misclassifications of the distribution of reports that emerge when a population response distribution is sampled. This is a fundamentally different way of thinking about crowding, and on this basis we claim to have provided a mechanism unifying categorically distinct perceptual errors. Our goal was not to model all crowding phenomena, such as the release from crowding when target and flanks differ in color or depth [4]. Pachai et al.[5] have suggested that our model is not unifying because it inaccurately predicts perceptual performance for a particular stimulus. Although we agree that our model does not predict their data, this specific demonstration overlooks the critical aspect of the model: perceptual reports are drawn from a weighted population code. We show that Pachai et al.'s [5] own data actually provide evidence for the population code we have described [3], and we suggest a biologically-plausible analysis of their stimuli that provides a computational basis for their 'grouping' account of crowding. PMID:27166690

  11. Microstructure, precipitates and compressive properties of various holmium doped NiAl/Cr(Mo, Hf) eutectic alloys

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    Highlights: → Trace Ho addition optimizes the microstructure of the NiAl/Cr(Mo, Hf) eutectic alloy. → An orientation relationship of [120]Ni2A13Ho//[111]NiA1 and (002-bar)Ni2A13Ho//(11-bar0)NiA1 is found. → Ho addition promotes the precipitation of Ni2AlHf Heusler phase. → Minor Ho addition coarsens the microstructure, especially the intercellular region. → More Ho addition changes the original cellular eutectic microstructure. -- Abstract: The microstructure and mechanical properties of NiAl-28Cr-6Mo-0.2Hf eutectic alloys with various holmium additions have been investigated by using of SEM, TEM and compression test. The results reveal that minor Ho addition could optimize the microstructure by refining the lamella inside of eutectic cell and controlling the coarsening of intercellular region. However the minor Ho addition results in the Ni2Al3Ho phase, which has hexagonal crystal structure and an orientation relationship with NiAl phase of [120]Ni2Al3Ho//[111]NiAl and (002-bar)Ni2Al3Ho//(11-bar0)NiAl. Moreover the Ni17Ho2 phase is found in the Ni2Al3Ho phase, which has twin crystal inside and an orientation relationship with Ni2Al3Ho phase of [123]Al17Ho2//[124]Ni2Al3Ho and (111-bar)Al17Ho2//(2-bar10)Ni2Al3Ho. In addition, the Ho addition promotes the precipitation of Ni2AlHf phase. More Ho addition coarsens the Cr(Mo) phases along the intercellular and results in more strengthening precipitates inside eutectic cell. When the Ho addition comes to 0.5 at.%, the alloy almost loses the cellular eutectic characteristic and exhibits a microstructure with coarse NiAl, massive Cr(Mo) and Ni2Al3Ho phases. The microstructure optimizations improve the mechanical properties of the alloy significantly, especially the alloy with 0.1 at.% Ho content.

  12. THE IMPACT OF RELATIONSHIP QUALITY ON INCREASED ELECTRONIC COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

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    Ying-Pin Yeh

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The increased electronic cooperative relationships of retailers and their opinions regarding focal firms are important factors in enhancing the value-added relationships between supplier and retailer. The principal purpose of this study is to organize and analyze the major factors affecting the electronic cooperative relationships between supplier and retailer. After reviewing the relevant literature, we integrate three constructs to identify factors affecting retailer willingness and apply an electronic exchange platform to increase cooperative relationships with their product suppliers. This study presents nine hypotheses based on data collected through a questionnaire survey of retailers in the Taiwanese automobile industry. This study uses a structural equation model to test the hypotheses using data from the respondents. Results show that relationship commitment is directly and positively related to increased electronic cooperative relationships, and increased electronic cooperative relationships are indirectly and positively related to trust, satisfaction, perceived service characteristics, coordination, and perceived adaptation.

  13. Al-Hadith Text Classifier

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    Mohammed Naji Al-Kabi; Ghassan Kanaan; Riyad Al-Shalabi; Saja I. Al- Sinjilawi; Ronza S. Al- Mustafa

    2005-01-01

    This study explore the implementation of a text classification method to classify the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) hadiths (sayings) using Sahih Al-Bukhari classification. The sayings explain the Holy Qur`an, which considered by Muslims to be the direct word of Allah. Present method adopts TF/IDF (Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency) which is used usually for text search. TF/IDF was used for term weighting, in which document weights for the selected terms are computed, to classify non-vocali...

  14. The ALS project: lessons learned

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    Monckton, Simon; Collier, Jack; Giesbrecht, Jared; Broten, Greg; MacKay, David; Erickson, David; Verret, Sean; Digney, Bruce

    2006-05-01

    In support of Canadian Forces transformation, Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has established an ongoing program to develop machine intelligence for semi-autonomous vehicles and systems. Focussing on mine clearance and remote scouting for over a decade, DRDC Suffield has developed numerous UGVs controlled remotely over point-to-point radio links. Though this strategy removes personnel from potential danger, DRDC recognized that human factors and communications bandwidth limit teleoperation and that only networked, autonomous unmanned systems can conserve these valuable resources. This paper describes the outcome of the first autonomy project, Autonomous Land Systems (ALS), designed to demonstrate basic autonomous multivehicle land capabilities.

  15. Early tetrapod relationships revisited.

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    Ruta, Marcello; Coates, Michael I; Quicke, Donald L J

    2003-05-01

    In an attempt to investigate differences between the most widely discussed hypotheses of early tetrapod relationships, we assembled a new data matrix including 90 taxa coded for 319 cranial and postcranial characters. We have incorporated, where possible, original observations of numerous taxa spread throughout the major tetrapod clades. A stem-based (total-group) definition of Tetrapoda is preferred over apomorphy- and node-based (crown-group) definitions. This definition is operational, since it is based on a formal character analysis. A PAUP* search using a recently implemented version of the parsimony ratchet method yields 64 shortest trees. Differences between these trees concern: (1) the internal relationships of aïstopods, the three selected species of which form a trichotomy; (2) the internal relationships of embolomeres, with Archeria crassidisca and Pholiderpeton scut collapsed in a trichotomy with a clade formed by Anthracosaurus russelli and Pholiderpeton attheyi; (3) the internal relationships of derived dissorophoids, with four amphibamid species forming an unresolved node with a clade consisting of micromelerpetontids and branchiosaurids and a clade consisting of albanerpetontids plus basal crown-group lissamphibians; (4) the position of albenerpetontids and Eocaecilia micropoda, which form an unresolved node with a trichotomy subtending Karaurus sharovi, Valdotriton gracilis and Triadobatrachus massinoti; (5) the branching pattern of derived diplocaulid nectrideans, with Batrachiderpeton reticulatum and Diceratosaurus brevirostris collapsed in a trichotomy with a clade formed by Diplocaulus magnicornis and Diploceraspis burkei. The results of the original parsimony run--as well as those retrieved from several other treatments of the data set (e.g. exclusion of postcranial and lower jaw data; character reweighting; reverse weighting)--indicate a deep split of early tetrapods between lissamphibian- and amniote-related taxa. Colosteids, Crassigyrinus

  16. Grainreifnementlimit of commercialpureAl inoculatedbyAl-Ti-C(B)masteralloys

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    En-zhao Wang; Xiang-fa Liu

    2015-01-01

    The grain reifnement limits of commercial pure Al inoculated by Al-5Ti-1B, Al-5Ti-0.25C and Al-5Ti-0.3C-0.2B master al oys were studied, and the inlfuence of melting temperature on the grain reifning performance of these three master al oys was investigated using a high scope video microscope (HSVM), a ifeld-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), an electron probe micro-analyzer (EPMA) and X–ray diffraction (XRD) method. Results show that there is a grain reifnement limit of commercial pure Al reifned by these three master al oys; with the same addition level of 1.5% under the present experimental conditions, the grain reifnement limits (smal est average grain size) of commercial pure Al reifned by Al-5Ti-1B, Al-5Ti-0.25C and Al-5Ti-0.3C-0.2B master al oys are 50 µm, 80 µm and 80 µm, respectively. In addition, with an increase in the melting temperature of the pure Al, the grain reifning performance of Al-5Ti-1B and Al-5Ti-0.25C master al oys decreases, but the grain reifning performance of Al-5Ti-0.3C-0.2B changes little.

  17. Analisis Salasilah Tarekat Shaykh Shams al-Din al-Sumatra’i

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    ROHAIMI RASTAM; MOHD SYUKRI YEOH ABDULLAH; YUSRI MOHAMAD RAMLI

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    This article examines the spiritual chain (silsilah tariqah) of Shaykh Shams al-Din al-Sumatra’i (alt. al-Sumatrani), Qadi al-Malik al-‘Adil (Prime Minister and Mufti) of Aceh during the reign of Sultan Iskandar Muda in 1607 to 1627. The study is primarily based on his manuscript of Mir’at al-Muhaqqiqin as well as Shaykh Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dahlawi’s Zad al-Muttaqin. By mapping the lineage of all data available, this study features al-Sumatra’is spiritual chain that consist of Qadiriyyah, Sh...

  18. Formaline of alternatieven als ontsmettingsmiddel voor broedeieren

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    Meijerhof, R.; Dijk, D. van

    1997-01-01

    Formaline wordt algemeen gezien als een goed middel om broedeieren te ontsmetten. Toch geeft ontsmetting met middelen als ozon en waterstofperoxyde vaak een iets beter broedresultaat. Een eventuele verklaring hiervoor is momenteel nog niet te geven.

  19. Benefits for Military Veterans with ALS

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    ... Chapters Certified Centers and Clinics Support Groups About ALS About Us Our Research In Your Community Advocate ... Veterans Resources for Military Veterans, Families & Survivors The ALS Association is working everyday to support people with ...

  20. AlON-SiAlON复合材料的制备及特性%Preparation and properties of AlON-SiAlON composites

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    山下敬; 山口明良

    2003-01-01

    为提高AlON陶瓷材料的抗氧化性能,制备了AlON-SiAl7O2N7复相材料.在1750℃、0.5 MPa的N2气氛中,保温2 h烧成不同Al2O3/AlN/Si3N4配比的原料得到不同AlON/SiAl7O2N7比的复相材料.因为在烧结SiAl7O2N7的过程中,蒸发-凝聚的同时伴随着SiO气体的挥发,因此很难得到致密的AlON-SiAl7O2N7复相材料.研究了AlON-SiAl7O2N7复相材料在1300℃、空气中的抗氧化性能,同时作为比较,研究了相同条件下单相的AlON材料的抗氧化性能.结果表明,AlON-SiAl7O2N7复相材料显示了较之单相的AlON陶瓷材料更好的抗氧化性能,这是因为氧化过程中所形成的含玻璃相的表面氧化层抑制了氧的向内扩散所致.

  1. Betaalde arbeid als verdringer van vrijwilligerswerk? Overbelasting als mogelijke verklaring

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    Angela Kok-Van Meer

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    Full Text Available Do paid work activities displace volunteering? A potential explanation from role overload theoryRecent changes in Dutch society might lead to a shortage of volunteers. On the one hand, the demand for volunteers is increasing: in the social welfare domain because of governmental austerity policies and in other domains such as sports because of the higher supervision intensity of activities. On the other hand, the supply of volunteers is likely to decrease as more and more women and older workers are active in the labor market, which reduces the time that is available for volunteering. Role overload theory would suggest that the increasing labor participation rate of certain categories of workers goes along with a decline of participation in voluntary work. The secondary data analysis shows that various role loads (work, care for children living at home are associated with differences in participation in voluntary work. However, while a higher number of contractual work hours and hours spent on work-related training are negatively associated with volunteer work, care for children living at home is positively associated with volunteering. These results provide only limited support for role overload theory.Betaalde arbeid als verdringer van vrijwilligerswerk? Overbelasting als mogelijke verklaringDe afgelopen jaren hebben zich enkele maatschappelijke veranderingen voorgedaan, die wellicht tot schaarste op de Nederlandse vrijwilligersmarkt zouden kunnen leiden. Enerzijds neemt de vraag naar vrijwilligers toe doordat subsidieregelingen versoberen (bijvoorbeeld in zorg en welzijn en de begeleidingsintensiteit in bepaalde organisaties stijgt (bijvoorbeeld in sport. Anderzijds neemt het aanbod van vrijwilligers af doordat vrouwen en ouderen meer en langer op de arbeidsmarkt actief zijn, waardoor minder tijd beschikbaar is voor vrijwilligerswerk. In dit artikel wordt aan de hand van de role overload theorie nagegaan of het al dan niet deelnemen aan

  2. Thermoluminescence properties of AlN ceramics

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    Trinkler, L.; Christensen, P.; Agersnap Larsen, N.; Berzina, B.

    The paper describes thermoluminescence (TL) properties of AlN:Y2O3 ceramics irradiated with ionising radiation. A high TL sensitivity of AlN:Y2O3 ceramics to radiation encouraged a study of the AlN ceramics for application as a dosimetric material. The paper presents experimental data on: glow...

  3. Electroplating Zn-Al Alloy Technology

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    2002-01-01

    The method of controlling separating anode and separating power source was used to perform orthogonal optimization for the parameters in electroplating Zn-Al alloy.The electroplating Zn-Al alloy technology was decided, in which the content of Al is about 12%-15%.

  4. The fabrication of 26Al targets

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    Targets with up to 1.4x101626Al atoms have been fabricated. The artificial production of the 26Al nuclei via the reaction 26Mg(p, n)26Al was carried out at the cyclotrons in Juelich and Muenchen. The experimental procedures in the fabrication of these targets as well as some test measurements are described. (orig.)

  5. Nonstoichiometry of Al-Zr intermetallic phases

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    Radmilovic, V.; Thomas, G.

    1994-06-01

    Nonstoichiometry of metastable cubic {beta}{prime} and equilibrium tetragonal {beta} Al-Zr intermetallic phases of the nominal composition Al{sub 3}Zr in Al-rich alloys has been extensively studied. It is proposed that the ``dark contrast`` of {beta}{prime} core in {beta}{prime}/{sigma}{prime} complex precipitates, in Al-Li-Zr based alloys, is caused by incorporation of Al and Li atoms into the {beta}{prime} phase on Zr sublattice sites, forming nonstoichiometric Al-Zr intermetallic phases, rather than by Li partitioning only. {beta}{prime} particles contain very small amounts of Zr, approximately 5 at.%, much less than the stoichiometric 25 at.% in the Al{sub 3}Zr metastable phase. These particles are, according to simulation of high resolution images, of the Al{sub 3}(Al{sub 0.4}Li{sub 0.4}Zr{sub 0.2}) type. Nonstoichiometric particles of average composition Al{sub 4}Zr and Al{sub 6}Zr are observed also in the binary Al-Zr alloy, even after annealing for several hours at 600{degree}C.

  6. Bambini al Centro: Music as a Means to Promote Wellbeing. Birth and Configuration of an Experience

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    Iadeluca, Valentina; Sangiorgio, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    Bambini al Centro--literally "Children in the Centre"--is a project operating since 1999 in Rome, financed by the Italian State. It is a recreational-musical space devoted to children aged 0-12 months and their families. The principal goal of the Centre is to provide an opportunity for encounter, relationship, sharing and global growth with, and…

  7. The effect of microstructures on mechanical behaviors of Ti2AlNb intermetallic compounds

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    Ti2AlNb intermetallics are presently heat-treated and subjected to compressive loading at various temperatures, in order to ascertain microstructure-mechanical behavior relationships. Heat-treated and oil-quenched samples exhibit beta phase; the 'O' phase transformation was restrained by quenching. The O phase increased with rising heat-treatment temperature. 10 refs

  8. The effect of microstructures on mechanical behaviors of Ti2AlNb intermetallic compounds

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    Wang, Liming; Yao, Mei; Zou, Dunxu; Zhu, Dong; Cai, Qigong (Harbin Institute of Technology, (China) Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing, (China))

    1992-03-01

    Ti2AlNb intermetallics are presently heat-treated and subjected to compressive loading at various temperatures, in order to ascertain microstructure-mechanical behavior relationships. Heat-treated and oil-quenched samples exhibit beta phase; the 'O' phase transformation was restrained by quenching. The O phase increased with rising heat-treatment temperature. 10 refs.

  9. Topiramat als Phasenprophylaktikum - ein Fallbericht

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Topiramat ist ein neues Antiepileptikum mit einem breiten Wirkspektrum. Aktuelle klinische Studien geben Hinweise darauf, daß Topiramat stimmungsstabilisierende Eigenschaften besitzt und somit effizient in der Behandlung der bipolaren affektiven Störung sein könnte. Vor dem Hintergrund dieser Studienberichte, behandelten wir eine 41jährige, erstmals vor 10 Jahren erkrankte Patientin mit der Diagnose einer therapierefraktären, bipolaren affektiven Störung (Rapid-Cycling mit Topiramat. Im Rahmen ihrer Erkrankung wurde die Patientin insgesamt 12mal stationär aufgenommen und meist aufgrund von akuten manischen Episoden behandelt. Dabei kamen seit 1991 folgende Phasenprophylaktika zur Anwendung: Carbamazepin, Valproat und Lamotrigin ? zuletzt nur mit mäßigem Erfolg. Daraufhin wurde zu Beginn einer neuerlichen manischen Episode ambulant eine Therapie mit Topiramat begonnen. Acht Wochen nach Therapiestart kam die Patientin in stationäre Behandlung. Der Aufenthalt dauerte weniger als drei Wochen; Topiramat wurde von der Patientin gut vertragen. Infolge eines belastenden Lebensereignisses kam es unter kontinuierlicher Therapie mit Topiramat zu einer Destabilisierung des psychischen Zustandsbildes (manische Symptome. Durch eine ambulante Erhöhung der Topiramatdosis bei gleichzeitiger Gabe von Risperidon und Clonazepam konnte jedoch eine neuerliche manische Episode erstmals ambulant behandelt werden. Die Patientin erhält derzeit 200 mg Topiramat pro Tag und ist seit mehr als 20 Monaten nahezu beschwerdefrei.

  10. Gene – Environment Interplay, Family Relationships, and Child Adjustment

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    Horwitz, Briana N.; Neiderhiser, Jenae M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper reviews behavioral genetic research from the past decade that has moved beyond simply studying the independent influences of genes and environments. The studies considered in this review have instead focused on understanding gene – environment interplay, including genotype – environment correlation ( rGE) and genotype × environment interaction (G × E). Studies have suggested that rGE is an important pathway through which family relationships are associated with child adjustment. Al...

  11. Technology Based Ability and its Relationship with Organizational Innovation

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    Ali Margir; Vahied Regie; Zakaria Surizehi; Nahid Tereh Eiduzehi

    2014-01-01

    This research deals with studying effect of technology based abilities and its aspect on organizational innovation and evaluates the relationship between these 2 variables for better compatibility of service organizations with environment and society. In order to collect data upon determining validity and reliability, it was applied from technology ability questionnaire of Lal 2001 and organizational innovation questionnaire of Choupani et al 2012. Statistical universe of this research is all...

  12. Siblings' personality traits and types of sibling relationship in childhood

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    Tina Kavčič; Maja Zupančič

    2011-01-01

    The contribution presents a follow-up study of sibling relationship and personality in 87 sibling dyads in early/middle childhood from parental perspective. At Time 1 all siblings attended pre-school and one year later approximately half of the older siblings entered compulsory school. At both times of measurement siblings' mothers and fathers independently reported on their children's personality characteristics using the Inventory of Child Individual Differences (Halverson et al...

  13. Kayırmacılığın Çalışanlar Üzerine Etkileri İle İnsan Kaynakları Uygulamaları İlişkisi: Türk Kamu Bankalarına Yönelik Bir Araştırma / The Relationship Between the Effects of Nepotism on the Employees and Human Resource Practices: A Research on Turkish Publ

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    BÜTE, Mustafa

    2012-01-01

    Özet: Bu araştırmanın iki temel amacı vardır. Birincisi, Türk kamu bankalarında kayırmacılığınçalışanlar üzerine etkilerini incelemektir. İkinci amacı ise, kamu bankalarındakiinsan kaynakları uygulamaları ile kayırmacılık etkileri arasındaki ilişkiyi incelemektir.Veriler anket yardımı ile toplanmıştır. Araştırma, Ankara'da faaliyet gösterenkamu bankalarında çalışan 243 çalışan üzerinde gerçekleştirilmiştir.Bu araştırmanın sonuçlarına...

  14. Meaning in couples relationships.

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    Rodrigues T.F.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Based on psycholinguistics and L. Vygotsky’s (2007 theories on sign, meaning and sense categories, as later discussed by A. Leontiev (2004, 2009, we present a case study that focuses on the intricacies of a love relationship for a woman who remained in a painful marriage. Interview material is presented in a Relational-Historical Psychology theoretical framework to provide central categories of meaning and sense. This is understood as a privileged method for apprehending the uniqueness of a human being. To segment the qualitative material, we used the “Analysis of the Nuclei of Meanings for the Apprehension of the Constitution of Sense,” by Aguiar and Ozella (2006, 2013. This approach seeks to discriminate the meanings and senses that constitute the content of a speech sample.

  15. Human-Forest Relationships

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    Ritter, Eva; Dauksta, D.

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between human beings and forests has been important for the development of society. It is based on various productive, ecological, social and cultural functions of forests. The cultural functions, including the spiritual and symbolic role of forests, are often not addressed with...... the same attention as the other functions. The aim of this paper is to put a stronger emphasis on the fact that the acknowledgement of cultural bonds is needed in the discussion of sustainable development. Forest should not only be considered as a technical means to solve environmental and economic...... problems. To achieve a deeper understanding of the dependency of society on forests, it is necessary to recognise the role of forests in our consciousness of being human. Giving a historical overview about the cultural bonds between people and forests, the first part of the paper puts focus on non...

  16. Systems Engineering Techniques for ALS Decision Making

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    Rodriquez, Luis F.; Drysdale, Alan E.; Jones, Harry; Levri, Julie A.

    2004-01-01

    The Advanced Life Support (ALS) Metric is the predominant tool for predicting the cost of ALS systems. Metric goals for the ALS Program are daunting, requiring a threefold increase in the ALS Metric by 2010. Confounding the problem, the rate new ALS technologies reach the maturity required for consideration in the ALS Metric and the rate at which new configurations are developed is slow, limiting the search space and potentially giving the perspective of a ALS technology, the ALS Metric may remain elusive. This paper is a sequel to a paper published in the proceedings of the 2003 ICES conference entitled, "Managing to the metric: an approach to optimizing life support costs." The conclusions of that paper state that the largest contributors to the ALS Metric should be targeted by ALS researchers and management for maximum metric reductions. Certainly, these areas potentially offer large potential benefits to future ALS missions; however, the ALS Metric is not the only decision-making tool available to the community. To facilitate decision-making within the ALS community a combination of metrics should be utilized, such as the Equivalent System Mass (ESM)-based ALS metric, but also those available through techniques such as life cycle costing and faithful consideration of the sensitivity of the assumed models and data. Often a lack of data is cited as the reason why these techniques are not considered for utilization. An existing database development effort within the ALS community, known as OPIS, may provide the opportunity to collect the necessary information to enable the proposed systems analyses. A review of these additional analysis techniques is provided, focusing on the data necessary to enable these. The discussion is concluded by proposing how the data may be utilized by analysts in the future.

  17. Polythermal cutting of Al-Si-YAl2 system

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    Given the out come of the research of the Al-Si-YAl2 system with studies of polythermal cutting. It was found out that the most cutting of Al-YSi2Al2, Al-YSiAl2, Al-Y5SiAl14, YSiAl2-YSi2Al2, Y5SiAl14-YSiAl2 and Y5SiAl14-YAl2, Si-YSiAl2 has the nature of quasibinary eutectics

  18. Progresses in analyzing 26Al with SMCAMS

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    Shanghai Mini-Cyclotron based Accelerator Mass Spectrometer (SMCAMS) was especially designed for analyzing 14C. In order to accelerate and analyze 26Al the accelerated orbit and beam optics in injection system were calculated and harmonic number and acceleration turns was optimized. Preliminary experiment was carried out. In which a beam current of 1.15 x 10-9A for 27Al- and 0.038 CPS background for 26Al were measured. The limited sensitivity of 26Al/27Al is 5.25 x 10-12. (authors)

  19. Microstructural evaluation of interfacial intermetallic compounds in Cu wire bonding with Al and Au pads

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    A comparative study on the difference in interfacial behavior of thermally aged Cu wire bonding with Al and Au pads was conducted using transmission electron microscopy. During high-temperature lifetime testing of Cu wire bonding with Al and Au pads at 175 °C for up to 2000 h, different growth rates and growth characteristics were investigated in the Cu–Al intermetallic compounds (IMCs), including CuAl2, CuAl and Cu9Al4, and in the Cu–Au IMCs, including (Au,Cu), Cu3Au and (Cu,Au). Because of the lower growth rates and greater ductility of Cu–Au IMCs compared to those of Cu–Al IMCs, the Cu wire bonding with the Au pad showed relatively better thermal aging properties of bond pull strength and ball shear strength than those with the Al pad counterpart. In this study, the coherent interfaces were found to retard the growth of IMCs, and a variety of orientation relationships between wire, pad and interfacial IMCs were identified

  20. A family of hexagonal and orthorhombic (Al,Si)4Cr approximants of quasicrystals

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    By means of transmission electron microscopy, four crystalline phases with compositions close to (Al,Si)4Cr have been found in Al-Cr-Si alloys. The hexagonal μ'-(Al,Si)4Cr has the same space group P63/mmc as μ-(Al,Si)4Cr, but its c parameter is only one half of cμ. On the other hand, the orthorhombic ε-Al4Cr, ε' - and ε''-(Al,Si)4Cr have about the same lattice parameters but different space groups: Bbmm (or Cmcm), Pbnm and P212121, respectively. The lattice parameters of these phases are closely related: aε,ε',ε''=√3aμ,μ' ≅ 3.46nm; bε,ε',ε''=aμ,μ' ≅ 2.00nm; cε,ε',ε''=1/2cμ=cμ' ≅ 1.24nm. The symmetry of space group decreases from μ(μ'), ε, ε' to ε'' and the space groups of any two neighboring phases have the minimal supergroup and the maximal subgroup relationship. Strong diffraction spots of all these phases exhibit pseudo icosahedral symmetry. In the (001) plane, icodahedra are linked by mutual penetration along the five-fold axis forming icosahedral chains in three directions at 120 deg. apart. These four (Al,Si)4Cr phases together with the ε-Al4Cr are not only structurally close related, but also are approximants of quasicrystals

  1. Abundance and relationship of bacteria with transparent exopolymer particles during the 1996 summer monsoon in the Arabian Sea

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    Ramaiah, N.; Sarma, V.V.S.S.; Gauns, M.; DileepKumar, M.; Madhupratap, M.

    -monsoons (Ramaiah et al 1996; Camp- bell et al 1998; Pomroy and Joint 1999). However, the relationship of bacteria with available organic carbon in situ is not well understood. The presence of free, large, discrete polymer particles, known as transpar- ent...

  2. AlON粉体的合成

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    赵小军; 茹红强; 张宁; 孙有政

    2009-01-01

    以α-Al2O3和AlN为原料,利用高温固相反应在氮气气氛下常压合成了AlON粉体。研究了成分配比、合成温度、保温时间对合成AlON粉体含量的影响,并通过热分析测试了合成过程热流和质量的变化。结果表明,当原料Al2O3和AlN的质量比为81:18、合成工艺为1750℃,2h时,得到AlON相的含量达到95%以上。

  3. THE IMPACT OF RELATIONSHIP QUALITY ON INCREASED ELECTRONIC COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

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    Ying-Pin Yeh

    2013-01-01

    The increased electronic cooperative relationships of retailers and their opinions regarding focal firms are important factors in enhancing the value-added relationships between supplier and retailer. The principal purpose of this study is to organize and analyze the major factors affecting the electronic cooperative relationships between supplier and retailer. After reviewing the relevant literature, we integrate three constructs to identify factors affecting retailer willingness and apply a...

  4. Does relationship marketing improve customer relationship satisfaction and loyalty?

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    Leverin, Andreas; Liljander, Veronica

    2006-01-01

    Purpose - This study investigates the relationship marketing (RM) strategy of a retail bank and examines whether - after its implementation - customer relationships were strengthened through perceived improvements in the banking relationship and consequent loyalty towards the bank. Design/methodology/approach - A survey was conducted on two profitability segments, of which the more profitable segment had been directly exposed to a customer oriented RM strategy, whereas the less profitable seg...

  5. AN EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIP

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    2007-01-01

    On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the signing of the Shanghai Communique by China and the United States, Beijing Review North America Bureau reporter Chen Wen intervie wed sever al exp e r ts on their views of the significance of the docu-ment for China-U.S . relations and the future of the relation ship between the two countries. They are: 1. Henry Kissinger , then assistant to the U.S . president who visited Beijing secretly in 1971 and then accompanied President Richard Nixon during his groundbreaking tour to China in 1972; 2. Jeffrey A. Bader, Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution; 3. Minxin Pei , Senior Associate and Director of the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.; and 4. Jerome A. Cohen, an expert on the Chinese legal system and professor of law at the New York University School of Law,who witnessed the history of the normalization of China-U.S .relations from the late 1960s to the 1970s.Excerpts of the interviews follow:

  6. Trato verbal paterno al adolescente

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    1995-06-01

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    En alguna ocasión se ha escuchado una palabra, que causa un sentimiento y a la vez un recuerdo, que lleva a evocar la adolescencia o la infancia, se recuerda quien la pronunciaba y en que ocasión la decía. Este es el poder que tiene una palabra y más aún si es dicha por el padre, puesto que este es la figura significativa que se lleva en la memoria. De aquí nace el interés de realizar un estudio, en donde se describe y analice la percepción y el sentimiento del adolescente, quien en esta etapa es vulnerable al cambio, ya que está buscando su propia identidad; que con el trato verbal paterno la encontrara sin ninguna dificultad o por el contrario nunca la encontrará.

     

  7. Impact of high-temperature annealing of AlN layer on sapphire and its thermodynamic principle

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    Fukuyama, Hiroyuki; Miyake, Hideto; Nishio, Gou; Suzuki, Shuhei; Hiramatsu, Kazumasa

    2016-05-01

    The N2–CO gas annealing technique was demonstrated to improve the crystalline quality of the AlN layer on sapphire. 300-nm-thick AlN layers were fabricated on sapphire substrates by a metal–organic vapor phase epitaxy method. The AlN layers were annealed in N2 and/or N2–CO gas atmosphere at 1923–1973 K for 0.5–4 h. Many pits and voids were observed on the AlN surface annealed in N2 atmosphere at 1973 K for 2 h. The rough surface was, however, much improved for the AlN annealed in N2–CO gas atmosphere. The thermodynamic principle of the N2–CO gas annealing technique is explained in this paper on the basis of the phase stability diagram of the Al2O3–AlN–C–N2–CO system. Voids and γ-aluminum oxynitride (γ-AlON) at the AlN/sapphire interface formed during the annealing, which is also explained on the basis of the phase stability diagram. The in-plane epitaxial relationships among AlN, γ-AlON, and sapphire are presented, and misfits among them are discussed.

  8. Human Factor in Therapeutic Relationship

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    Ramazan Akdogan

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available herapeutic relationship is a professional relationship that has been structured based on theoretical props. This relationship is a complicated, wide and unique relationship which develops between two people, where both sides' personality and attitudes inevitably interfere. Therapist-client relationship experienced through transference and counter transference, especially in psychodynamic approaches, is accepted as the main aspect of therapeutic process. However, the approaches without dynamic/deterministic tendency also take therapist-client relationship into account seriously and stress uniqueness of interaction between two people. Being a person and a human naturally sometimes may negatively influence the relationship between the therapist and client and result in a relationship going out of the theoretical frame at times. As effective components of a therapeutic process, the factors that stem from being human include the unique personalities of the therapist and the client, their values and their attitude either made consciously or subconsciously. Literature has shown that the human-related factors are too effective to be denied in therapeutic relationship process. Ethical and theoretical knowledge can be inefficient to prevent the negative effects of these factors in therapeutic process at which point a deep insight and supervision would have a critical role in continuing an acceptable therapeutic relationship. This review is focused on the reflection of some therapeutic factors resulting from being human and development of counter transference onto the therapeutic process.

  9. Orientation of Al3Ti platelets in Al-Al3Ti functionally graded material manufactured by centrifugal method

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    Al-Al3Ti functionally graded materials (FGMs) were manufactured by the centrifugal method with a commercial ingot of Al-5 mass% Ti master alloy. The alloy was melted at a liquid/solid coexisting temperature, at which Al3Ti remains as a solid, and then it was cast into a thick-walled ring. It was found that the Al-Al3Ti functionally graded material can be successfully fabricated by the centrifugal method. It was also found that the volume fraction of the Al3Ti can be increased by repetition of the centrifugal method. Since the shape of Al3Ti particles in a commercial alloy ingot is that of a platelet, the Al3Ti particles are arranged with their platelet planes nearly perpendicular to the radial direction. The orientation effects become stronger when the G number becomes larger. Although the final centrifugal casting was conducted under a very large centrifugal force for the specimen cast three times, the orientation effects were weaker than those in the specimen cast one time. From these observations, it is concluded that the origin of orientation of Al3Ti platelets can be attributed to the angular velocity gradient of the melt along the radial direction produced by the difference in the viscosity. (orig.)

  10. TEM characterization of Al-C-Cu-Al2O3 composites produced by mechanical milling

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    Novel Al-based composites (Al-C-Cu-Al2O3) obtained by mechanical milling (MM), were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Analyses of composites were carried out in both, the as-milled and the as-sintered conditions. C nanoparticles were found in the as-milled condition and Al2O3 nanofibers were found in as-sintered products, as determined by EELS. C and Cu react with Al to crystallize in Al3C4 and Al2Cu structures, respectively

  11. MARTENSITIC TRANSFORMATION AND THERMAL STABILITY IN Cu-Al-Co AND Cu-Al-Zr ALLOYS

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    Y. Q. Ma; C.B. Jiang; H.B. Xu

    2003-01-01

    Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr alloys were explored with Co or Zr additions in Cu-Al alloys for high temperature shape memory alloys. Samples were quenched after homogenized at 850℃ for 48h. It was found that both Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr show AlCu3 martensitic phase at room temperature and exhibit martensitic transformation temperatures higher than 200℃, showing the potentials for developing as high temperature shape memory alloys. Thermal cycles were performed by DSC instrument on both Cu-Al-Co and Cu-Al-Zr alloys. The results show that Cu-Al-Co loses its martensitic transformation after five thermal cycles, and Cu-Al-Zr exhibits no martensitic transformation in the second thermal cycle.

  12. TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2013, county, Colbert County, AL, Current Address Ranges Relationship File

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    US Census Bureau, Department of Commerce — The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master...

  13. ["Karoshi" and causal relationships].

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    Hamajima, N

    1992-08-01

    This paper aims to introduce a measure for use by physicians for stating the degree of probable causal relationship for "Karoshi", ie, a sudden death from cerebrovascular diseases or ischemic heart diseases under occupational stresses, as well as to give a brief description for legal procedures associated with worker's compensation and civil trial in Japan. It is a well-used measure in epidemiology, "attributable risk percent (AR%)", which can be applied to describe the extent of contribution to "Karoshi" of the excess occupational burdens the deceased worker was forced to bear. Although several standards such as average occupational burdens for the worker, average occupational burdens for an ordinary worker, burdens in a nonoccupational life, and a complete rest, might be considered for the AR% estimation, the average occupational burdens for an ordinary worker should normally be utilized as a standard for worker's compensation. The adoption of AR% could be helpful for courts to make a consistent judgement whether "Karoshi" cases are compensatable or not. PMID:1392028

  14. Operator/contractor relationships

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    In May 1988, Shell Western E and P Inc. (SWEPI) and partners Elf Aquitaine Petroleum and Conoco Inc. signed a letter of intent with Canadian Marine Drilling Ltd. (Canmar) for provision of exploratory drilling and marine services on leases in OCS Lease Sale 109 in the Chukchi Sea, Alaska. The 5450 blocks offered in the remote sale area west of Point Barrow ranged from 3 to 240 miles (5 to 380 km) offshore in water depths from 26 to 263 feet (8 to 80 m). The principal interest tracts were at least 75 miles (120 km) offshore and north of 70 degrees N latitude. The remoteness and total lack of any oilfield infrastructure required considerable planning and coordination between Operator and Contractor in order to carry out the three-year drilling program efficiently and safely in an environmentally harsh and, at the same time, sensitive area. SWEPI and Canmar developed a close working relationship from the start of the project through a number of participative approaches to the problems that had to be solved. This paper reports that these included strong reliance on operational planning meetings, post-season analyses, and an overall emphasis on the teamwork required of both parties to carry out the first-ever drilling program in the Chukchi Sea. This approach led to a very successful operation for both parties and emphasizes the positive benefits achievable when Operator and Contractor work as a team

  15. Relationship marketing in digital economy

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    Đorđević Bojan

    2007-01-01

    Relationship marketing in digital economy represents a new phase of marketing development in the XXI century. Key features lie in the development of closer relationship and cooperation between companies and their Internet consumers and partners. It was the problem of nonestablished e-relationships that was the main reason for failure of those companies that first started their new, digital environment business. Challenge for companies in the future will be introducing the CRM concept, with th...

  16. Some notes on Einstein relationships

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    Allen, Michael P.; Masters, Andrew J.

    Transport coefficients are often expressed in the form of an Einstein relationship. In this report we point out some possibly surprising properties of the correlation functions appearing in such expressions and we discuss under what conditions the relationships are true. We further consider the Einstein relationship for the shear viscosity proposed by McQuarrie [in Statistical Mechanics (Harper and Row), 1976]. On the basis both of theoretical analysis and computer simulation, we conclude that this expression is incorrect.

  17. Organizational Culture and Relationship Skills

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    Beugelsdijk, S.; Koen, C.I.; Noorderhaven, N.G.

    2004-01-01

    While both the strategic management and the network literature recognize the importance of inter-firm relationships for explaining competitive advantage, the question why firms differ in their ability to benefit from these relationships is rarely addressed.This paper aims to begin to fill this gap in the literature. We argue that organizational culture is an important factor influencing the relationship skills of a firm, defined as a firm s ability to manage its ties with other firms, whether...

  18. RELATIONSHIP MARKETING IN PROFFESIONAL SPORT

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    Iftime Dragoș Adrian

    2015-01-01

    The scope of this study is to present the evolution of Barclays Premier League organization from the relationship marketing perspective and to analyze issues regarding the way in which the sportive organization implements the relationship marketing principles, which strategies is using and what are the main benefits, based on the examination of its history and its current practices. The relationship between sport organizations and the consumers of the sport product is a genuine bond; in fact ...

  19. Interpersonal relationships of immigrant students

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    Olkinuora-Guzman, Johanna

    2011-01-01

    This study explores the interpersonal relationships of immigrant students. This is a current topic because immigration to Finland has increased rapidly and student groups are more diverse than ever before. The aim is to study immigrant students’ experiences and expectations of their interpersonal relationships and how they develop and maintain them, and also to understand how interpersonal relationships affect the immigrant students’ adaptation to the new environment. This study is qualitativ...

  20. Molecular diversity and genetic relationships in Secale

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    E. SANTOS; M. MATOS; P. SILVA; A. M. FIGUEIRAS; C. BENITO; O. PINTO-CARNIDE

    2016-06-01

    The objective of this study was to quantify the molecular diversity and to determine the genetic relationships amongSecalespp. and among cultivars ofSecale cerealeusing RAPDs, ISSRs and sequence analysis of six exons ofScMATE1gene.Thirteen ryes (cultivated and wild) were genotyped using 21 RAPD and 16 ISSR primers. A total of 435 markers (242 RAPDsand 193 ISSRs) were obtained, with 293 being polymorphic (146 RAPDs and 147 ISSRs). Two RAPD and nine ISSR primersgenerated more than 80% of polymorphism. The ISSR markers were more polymorphic and informative than RAPDs. Further,69% of the ISSR primers selected achieved at least 70% of DNA polymorphism. The study of six exons of theScMATE1gene also demonstrated a high genetic variability that subsists inSecalegenus. One difference observed in exon 1 sequencesfromS. vaviloviiseems to be correlated with Al sensitivity in this species. The genetic relationships obtained using RAPDs,ISSRs and exons ofScMATE1gene were similar.S. ancestrale ,S. kuprijanoviiandS. cerealewere grouped in the same clusterandS. segetalewas in another cluster.S. vaviloviishowed evidences of not being clearly an isolate species and having greatintraspecific difference

  1. Influences of Al particles on the microstructure and property of electrodeposited Ni-Al composite coatings

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    Cai, Fei; Jiang, Chuanhai

    2014-02-01

    Ni-Al composite coatings with different contents of Al microparticles were prepared from a conventional Watt bath. The influences of Al particle loadings in the bath on the surface morphology, composition, texture, grain size, microstrain, residual stress and anti-corrosion of the Ni-Al composite coating were investigated. The friction coefficients of the coatings at 200 °C were also evaluated by a pin-on-disctribometer. The results showed that the surface morphology of the coatings changed from pyramid + colonied structure to colonied structure with increasing Al particle loadings. The (2 0 0) preferred orientation for pure Ni coating evolved to random orientation with increasing Al particle loadings. The grain size obtained the minimum value of 72.28 nm at Al particle loading of 100 g/L and the microstrain of the coating increased with increasing the Al particle loadings. The incorporation of Al particles decreased the residual stress of the electro-deposited coating and all the coatings deposited at different Al particle loadings possessed low residual stress. As the Al particle loading increased, the anti-corrosion of the Ni-Al coatings increased owing to the combined effect of increasing Al content in the coatings and the texture evolution from (2 0 0) plane to (1 1 1) plane. The wear result suggested that the increasing Al particle content did not improve the wear performance of the Ni-Al composite coatings.

  2. Theologie als (herinterpretatie: Zesentwintig overwegingen

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    Gijsbert D.J. Dingemans

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Theology as (reinterpretation: Twenty-six considerations. The article consists of 26 points of reflection by means of which the nature of theological discourse is considered as a hermeneutical process. These indicators cover aspects such as the relationship between the natural sciences and religious thinking; hermeneutics; philosophy; ultimacy; symbolic meaningfulness; Old Testament roots; historical Jesus; Christological dogmatics; creation and Spirit; kenosis; and social concern. The article concludes in its last reflection with the claim that plurality in both religious discourse and ecclesiastical structures is the challenge for theology, so as to remain relevant in the present-day scientific discourse and religiosity and to be obedient to the vocation of Jesus.

  3. Efficiency droop in high-Al-content AlGaN/AlGaN quantum wells

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    Tamulaitis, G.; Mickevicius, J.; Kazlauskas, K.; Zukauskas, A. [Institute of Applied Research and Department of Semiconductor Physics, Vilnius University, Sauletekio 9-III, 10222 Vilnius (Lithuania); Shur, M.S. [Department of ECE and CIE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180 (United States); Yang, J.; Gaska, R. [Sensor Electronic Technology Inc., 1195 Atlas Road, Columbia, SC 29209 (United States)

    2011-07-15

    Excitation power density dependence of photoluminescence (PL) efficiency is studied in the temperature range from 8 to 300 K for AlGaN multiple quantum well structures containing quantum wells of different width. PL efficiency droop is observed and dependence of the droop effect on the well width and lattice temperature is discussed. Photoluminescence band shape reveals strong carrier heating. It is shown that the heating effect has a substantial influence on the photoluminescence efficiency droop, especially at low lattice temperatures. Fitting of the temperature dependence of the PL band width with that obtained by the Monte Carlo simulation of carrier (exciton) hopping via localized states shows that (i) the potential fluctuations can be fairly accurately described using a double-scaled potential profile model, (ii) the localization becomes stronger in narrower quantum wells. (copyright 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  4. The stability of B2 compounds in Ti-modified Nb-Al alloys

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    It has been found that additions of Ti to Nb3Al results in the formation of phases with the B2 crystal structure in as-cast samples. The microstructure and phase stability of two alloys, namely Nb-15Al-10Ti and Nb-15Al-40Ti (in at.%), have been studied. Heat-treatment of the Nb-15Al-10Ti alloy at 1,100 C results in the precipitation of an A15 phase in the B2 matrix. A particular orientation relationship exists between the two phases. Heat-treatment above 1,600 C results in the dissolution of the second phase. The ALCHEMI technique has been employed to assess qualitatively the distribution of atom types over the two sublattices of the B2 compound

  5. Effect of the thermal evaporation rate of Al cathodes on organic light emitting diodes

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • The TOF-SIMS analysis to investigate cathode diffusion during evaporation process. • Performance change of OLEDs prepared with different evaporation rate of Al cathode. • Change of electron transport behavior during thermal evaporation process. - Abstract: The relationship between the thermal evaporation rate of Al cathodes and the device performance of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) was investigated to clarify the source of leakage current. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry was applied to identify the diffusion of Li and Al fragments into the underlying organic layer during the thermal evaporation process. We prepared various OLEDs by varying the evaporation rates of the Al cathode to investigate different device performance. Interestingly, the leakage current level decreased when the evaporation rate reached ∼25 Å/s. In contrast, the best efficiency and operational lifetime was obtained when the evaporation rate was 5 Å/s

  6. Magnetic Properties and Activity of Pt-Er/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts

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    2006-01-01

    A series of Pt-Er/γ-Al2O3 catalysts containing 0.5%(mass fraction) platinum and 0.05%-1.5% Er were prepared by impregnation of γ-Al2O3 supported with different concentrations of erbium chloride solution. The surface properties of the catalysts were studied by methods of temperature programmed reduction and temperature programmed desorption. The magnetic behavior of Pt-Er-γ-Al2O3 catalysts were studied with a Faraday magnetic balance and the results show that the addition of Er can affect the surface properties, the catalytic activities, and magnetic behavior of the reforming catalysts. It is found that there is a corresponding relationship between the susceptibility and selectivity of Pt-Er-γ-Al2O3 catalysts. The experimental results show that Er plays the role of electron promoter.

  7. The Effect of Si Morphology on Machinability of Al-Si Alloys

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    Muhammet Uludağ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Many of the cast parts require some sort of machining like milling, drilling to be used as a finished product. In order to improve the wear properties of Al alloys, Si is added. The solubility of Si in Al is quite low and it has a crystallite type structure. It behaves as particulate metal matrix composite which makes it an attractive element. Thus, the wear and machinability properties of these type of alloys depend on the morphology of Si in the matrix. In this work, Sr was added to alter the morphology of Si in Al-7Si and Al-12Si. Cylindrical shaped samples were cast and machinability characteristics of Sr addition was studied. The relationship between microstructure and machinability was evaluated.

  8. Al-Si/Al2O3 in situ composite prepared by displacement reaction of CuO/Al system

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    Zhang Jing

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Al2O3 particle-reinforced ZL109 composite was prepared by in situ reaction between CuO and Al. The microstructure was observed by means of OM, SEM and TEM. The Al2O3 particles in sub-micron sizes distribute uniformly in the matrix, and the Cu displaced from the in situ reaction forms net-like alloy phases with other alloy elements. The hardness and the tensile strength of the composites at room temperature have a slight increase as compared to that of the matrix. However, the tensile strength at 350 ℃ has reached 90.23 MPa, or 16.92 MPa higher than that of the matrix. The mechanism of the reaction in the CuO/Al system was studied by using of differential scanning calorimetry(DSC and thermodynamic calculation. The reaction between CuO and Al involves two steps. First, CuO reacts with Al to form Cu2O and Al2O3 at the melting temperature of the matrix alloy, and second, Cu2O reacts with Al to form Cu and Al2O3 at a higher temperature. At ZL109 casting temperature of 750–780 ℃, the second step can also take place because of the effect of exothermic reaction of the first step.

  9. The relationship between cognitive distortions and forgiveness in romantic relationships

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    Gökçen Aydın

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to find out the relationship between cognitive distortions and forgiveness in romantic relationships of college students. The sample of the study was 340 college students who have a romantic relationship at a state university in Turkey. The purposeful sampling method was carried out in this correlational study. In order to collect data, three instruments were utilized: Interpersonal Cognitive Distortions Scale (ICDS, Heartland Forgiveness Scale and Demographic Data Form. The scales were put online to survey.metu.edu.tr and students having a romantic relationship were asked to complete the scale. In the present study, canonical correlation was conducted through SPSS 22 statistical package for data analysis in order to assess the relationship between two sets of variables: “Interpersonal Rejection”, “Unrealistic Relationship Expectation” and “Interpersonal Misperception” are the subscales of interpersonal cognitive distortions on one set and “Forgiveness of Self”, “Forgiveness of Others” and “Forgiveness of Situations” are the subscales of forgiveness on the other set. The study was significant because it might fill the gap in the literature and counseling field in terms of finding the relationship between two sets of variables to give a light to possible predictors in future research studying romantic relationships.

  10. Creating good relationships: responsiveness, relationship quality, and interpersonal goals.

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    Canevello, Amy; Crocker, Jennifer

    2010-07-01

    Perceived partner responsiveness is a core feature of close, satisfying relationships. But how does responsiveness originate? Can people create relationships characterized by high responsiveness and, consequently, higher quality relationships? The authors suggest that goals contribute to cycles of responsiveness between two people, improving relationship quality for both of them. The present studies examine (a) how interpersonal goals initiate responsiveness processes in close relationships, (b) the self-perpetuating nature of these processes, and (c) how responsiveness evolves dynamically over time through both intrapersonal projection and reciprocal interpersonal relationship processes. In a semester-long study of 115 roommate dyads, actors' compassionate and self-image goals predicted a cycle of responsiveness between roommates, occurring within weeks and across the semester. In a 3-week study of 65 roommate dyads, actors' goals again predicted cycles of responsiveness between roommates, which then contributed to both actors' and partners' relationship quality. Results suggest that both projection and reciprocation of responsiveness associated with compassionate goals create upward spirals of responsiveness that ultimately enhance relationship quality for both people. PMID:20565187

  11. Fabrication of TiAl3 coating on TiAl-based alloy by Al electrodeposition from dimethylsulfone bath and subsequent annealing

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    Miyake, Masao; Tajikara, Seiya; Hirato, Tetsuji

    2011-01-01

    TiAl3 coating was formed on TiAl alloy by Al electrodeposition from a dimethylsulfone (DMSO2) bath and subsequent annealing. Before the Al electrodeposition, anodic dissolution of TiAl substrate in the DMSO2 bath was conducted to remove the surface oxide layer of the TiAl substrate. By performing the Al electrodeposition immediately after the anodic dissolution, uniform Al films adherent to the TiAl substrate could be obtained. Annealing at 650–1000 °C yielded a single TiAl3 layer or two laye...

  12. Predicting the Extent of Inundation due to Sea-Level Rise: Al Hamra Development, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. A Pilot Project

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available As new information is received, predictions of sea-level rise resulting from global warming continue to be revised upwards. Measurements indicate that the rise in sea-level is continuing at, or close to, the worst case forecasts (Kellet et al. 2014. Coastal areas are coming under increasing risk of inundation and flooding as storms are predicted to increase in frequency and severity, adding to the risk of inundation due to higher sea levels. Stakeholders, government agencies, developers and land owners require accurate, up to date information to be able to protect coastal areas. Geographic Information Systems (GIS along with accurate remote sensing technologies such as LiDAR provides the best means for delivering this information. Using these technologies, this paper predicts the risk posed to a large multi-use development in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. This development, Al Hamra Village, is situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Al Hamra’s physical relationship to the Gulf is in common with other developments in Ras Al Khaimah in its and for this reason has been used as a pilot project. The resulting GIS model shows that Al Hamra is indeed at risk from predicted flood events. How this information can be used as a planning tool for numerous strategies is discussed in this paper.

  13. MODELLING THE INFLUENCE OF BRAND TRUST ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONSUMER, CEO & CORPORATE REPUTATION

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    Power, John; Whelan, Susan

    2005-01-01

    The image congruity theory has received great interest by marketing academics over the decades (Bellenger et al., 1976; Malhotra, 1981; Sirgy et al. 2000). However, to date most of the research concerning image congruity is based on the assumption that the greater the image match between consumer and brand, the more favourable the relationship between the two (Malhotra, 1981; Aaker, 1997). Aaker’s (1997) Brand Personality Scale was validated for a variety of consumers and products, and was ...

  14. Electron channelling enhanced microanalysis on Ni-Al-Mn and Al-Mn-Si

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    Atom location by channelling enhanced microanalysis (ALCHEMI) was performed for Ni-Al-Mn compounds and Al-Mn-Si quasicrystals. For Ni75Al25-xMnx (x=5,9) with the L12-type structure, an occupation fraction of Mn atoms at the Ni site was quantitatively determined using planar channelling conditions. The occupation fraction increases with the Mn concentration or by quenching the compound from high temperature. In quasicrystals of Al74Mn20Si6 and Al68Mn20Ru8Si4, axial channelling conditions were used to locate Si and Ru, respectively. It was shown that Si atoms occupy the Al site in Al74Mn20Si6 whereas Ru atoms occupy the site different from that of Al in Al68Mn20Ru8Si4. (author)

  15. Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ti2AlC-reinforced TiAl composites

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    Ti2AlC/TiAl composites were successfully in-situ synthesized by reaction hot pressing using Ti, Al, TiC and CNTs as starting materials. The results indicate that the as-sintered composites mainly consist of Ti2AlC and TiAl phases. The mechanical properties of the 23 wt.% Ti2AlC/TiAl composite exhibit the highest values, with a flexural strength and fracture toughness of 652.5 ± 76.8 MPa and 6.6 ± 0.5 MPa m1/2, respectively. The complex structure coupled with dispersed Ti2AlC micro-particulates is responsible for the enhancement in the strength. Toughening of the composite is mainly attributed to crack deflection, crack bridging, crack branching and pull-out of the Ti2AlC particles, as well as transgranular cracking.

  16. High pressure studies of UFe5Al7 and UFe7Al5 actinide compounds

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    The ternary inter-metallic compounds, UFe5Al7 and UFe7Al5, crystallize in a tetragonal ThMn12 type structure. In the as-cast samples a residual phase of FeAl (∼2%wt) was identified in the grain boundaries. The amount of the residual cubic phase of FeAl was determined by Rietveld analysis and reduced by the annealing process. UFe5Al7 and UFe7Al5 maintain the tetragonal symmetry as a function of pressure, while FeAl keeps the cubic structure as was determined by the Rietveld analysis. The volume-pressure curve calculated from the X-ray analysis gives V/V0=0.87 for UFe5Al7 at 26.0 GPa and 0.89 at 24.6 GPa for UFe7Al5. (author)

  17. Chemical mixing at "Al on Fe" and "Fe on Al" interfaces

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    Süle, P.; Kaptás, D.; Bujdosó, L.; Horváth, Z. E.; Nakanishi, A.; Balogh, J.

    2015-10-01

    The chemical mixing at the "Al on Fe" and "Fe on Al" interfaces was studied by molecular dynamics simulations of the layer growth and by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. The concentration distribution along the layer growth direction was calculated for different crystallographic orientations, and atomically sharp "Al on Fe" interfaces were found when Al grows over (001) and (110) oriented Fe layers. The Al/Fe(111) interface is also narrow as compared to the intermixing found at the "Fe on Al" interfaces for any orientation. Conversion electron Mössbauer measurements of trilayers—Al/57Fe/Al and Al/57Fe/Ag grown simultaneously over Si(111) substrate by vacuum evaporation—support the results of the molecular dynamics calculations.

  18. Estudio electrofisiológico de la funcion neuromuscular en una poblacion intoxicada con plomo

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    O. M. Genovese; Marcela Panizza; Honorina Conti; Alcira Battle; R. E. P. Sica

    1988-01-01

    Un grupo de 12 pacientes con cifras elevadas de plombemia y disminuidas de ALA D fueron estudiados electrofisiológicamente. Se efectuaron las siguientes determinaciones: amplitud de potencial evocado muscular; latencia distal motora; velocidad de conducción motora en los nervios mediano, ciático poplíteo externo y radial; velocidad de conducción sensitiva y amplitud del potencial evocado sensitivo de nervio en el mediano; exploración electromiográfica convencional; estudio de la transmisión n...

  19. Fabrication of /sup 26/Al targets

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    Buchmann, L.; Baumeister, H.; Rolfs, C.

    1984-06-01

    Targets with up to 1.4x10/sup 16/ /sup 26/Al atoms have been fabricated. The artificial production of the /sup 26/Al nuclei via the reaction /sup 26/Mg(p, n)/sup 26/Al was carried out at the cyclotrons in Juelich and Muenchen. The experimental procedures in the fabrication of these targets as well as some test measurements are described.

  20. The wobbler mouse, an ALS animal model

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    Moser, Jakob Maximilian; Bigini, Paolo; Schmitt-John, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    This review article is focused on the research progress made utilizing the wobbler mouse as animal model for human motor neuron diseases, especially the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The wobbler mouse develops progressive degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons and shows striking similarities to ALS. The cellular effects of the wobbler mutation, cellular transport defects, neurofilament aggregation, neuronal hyperexcitability and neuroinflammation closely resemble human ALS. Now,...

  1. A New Phase in ALS Research.

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    Chong, P Andrew; Forman-Kay, Julie D

    2016-09-01

    In this issue of Structure, Conicella et al. (2016) present evidence that the low complexity C-terminal region of TDP-43 undergoes liquid-liquid phase separation. ALS-associated mutations alter this phase separation process, providing a possible mechanism for the pathology caused by these TDP-43 mutations. The work is strongly supportive of toxic loss of RNA processing function in ALS. PMID:27602988

  2. Growth of CdTe: Al films

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    CdTe: AI films were grown by the close space vapor transport technique combined with free evaporation (CSVT-FE). The Aluminum (Al) evaporation was made by two kinds of sources: one made of graphite and the other of tantalum. The films were deposited on glass substrates. The Al source temperature was varied maintaining the CdTe source temperature fixed as well as the substrate temperature. The films were characterized by x-ray energy dispersive analysis (EDAX), x-ray diffraction and optical transmission. The results showed for the films grown with the graphite source for Al evaporation, the Al did not incorporate in the CdTe matrix, at least to the level of EDAX sensitivity; they maintained the same crystal structure and band gap. For the samples grown with the tantalum source, we were able to incorporate the Al. The x-ray diffraction patterns show that the films have a crystal structure that depends on Al concentration. They were cubic up to 2.16 at. % Al concentration; for 19.65 at. % we found a mixed phase; for Al concentration higher than 21 at. % the films were amorphous. For samples with cubic structure it was found that the lattice parameter decreases and the band gap increases with Al concentration. (Author)

  3. Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS

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    2016-03-21

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis With Frontotemporal Dementia; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Motor Neuron Disease; Primary Lateral Sclerosis

  4. Drift diffusion model of hydrogen atoms for hydrogen embrittlement in polycrystalline Ni3Al

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    It is well known that single crystals of Ni3Al are ductile, whereas polycrystalline Ni3Al has very low ductility at room temperature due to the intrinsic brittleness of its grain boundaries, which results in premature intergranular fracture. Since Aoki and Izumi found that adding a small amount of boron to polycrystalline Ni3Al could suppress intergranular fracture and improve its ambient temperature ductility dramatically, many studies have been carried out on the effects of boron on the structure and chemical composition of grain boundaries in polycrystalline Ni3Al. At present, there have been several explanations for the beneficial effect of boron, but its origin has not yet been clearly established. Recently, environmental embrittlement of grain boundaries has been observed in polycrystalline Ni3Al with and without boron in air involving moisture and in hydrogen gas. The initiation of intergranular crack in polycrystalline Ni3Al relates to the local stress concentration induced by a piled up of edge super dislocation [111] at grain boundary, while hydrogen atoms in the Ni3Al superlattice would diffuse toward the end of the edge super dislocation pile-up under the action of the local stress concentration. Considering the relationships of intergranular crack initiation with both of the edge super dislocation pile-up at the grain boundary and the drift diffusion of hydrogen atoms in the superlattice toward the grain boundary, a drift diffusion model of hydrogen atoms for hydrogen embrittlement in polycrystalline Ni3Al is proposed to explain the effects of boron content, grain size in polycrystalline Ni3Al and test environment, tensile rate as well as test temperature on the degree of hydrogen embrittlement in polycrystalline Ni3Al

  5. Semantic Relationships between Contextual Synonyms

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    Zeng, Xian-mo

    2007-01-01

    Contextual synonym is a linguistic phenomenon often applied but rarely discussed. This paper is to discuss the semantic relationships between contextual synonyms and the requirements under which words can be used as contextual synonyms between each other. The three basic relationships are embedment, intersection and non-coherence. The requirements…

  6. Microstructure of A γ-α2-β Ti-Al alloy containing iron and vanadium

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    Ordered β-phase (B2 CsCl structure) has been identified in a Ti-45.5 at.% Al-1.6 at.% Fe-1.1 at.% V-0.7 at.% B alloy being developed for high temperature applications. Selected area electron diffraction has been used to identify the orientation relationships and interface planes of the β-phase with the bulk γ-TiAl and α2-Ti3Al phases. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy indicates that the β-phase has approximately the same Ti/Al ratio as the α2-Ti3Al phase, and is stabilized within the microstructure by Fe and V. Channeling enhanced microanalysis studies (ALCHEMI) show that the Fe and V both occupy the same sublattice as the Al atoms in the cubic β-phase structure, and that Fe occupies the Al sites in the γ-phase. Fe and V are concentrated in the β-phase, which effectively getters these dopants from the γ and α2 phases. Titanium ferride precipitates, probably FeTi, have been observed within the β-phase

  7. Pinhole Effect on the Melting Behavior of Ag@Al2O3 SERS Substrates.

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    Ma, Lingwei; Huang, Yu; Hou, Mengjing; Li, Jianghao; Zhang, Zhengjun

    2016-12-01

    High-temperature surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing is significant for practical detections, and pinhole-containing (PC) metal@oxide structures possessing both enhanced thermal stability and superior SERS sensitivity are served as promising SERS sensors at extreme sensing conditions. Through tuning the Al2O3 precursors' exposure time during atomic layer deposition (ALD), Al2O3 shells with different amount of pinholes were covered over Ag nanorods (Ag NRs). By virtue of these unique PC Ag@Al2O3 nanostructures, herein we provide an excellent platform to investigate the relationship between the pinhole rate of Al2O3 shells and the melting behavior, high-temperature SERS performances of these core-shell nanostructures. Pinhole effect on the melting procedures of PC Ag@Al2O3 substrates was characterized in situ via their reflectivity variations during heating, and the specific melting point was quantitatively estimated. It is found that the melting point of PC Ag@Al2O3 raised along with the decrement of pinhole rate, and substrates with less pinholes exhibited better thermal stability but sacrificed SERS efficiency. This work achieved highly reliable and precise control of the pinholes over Al2O3 shells, offering sensitive SERS substrates with intensified thermal stability and superior SERS performances at extreme sensing conditions. PMID:27033846

  8. Effects of alloying elements on elastic properties of Al by first-principles calculations

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    Wang J.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The effects of alloying elements (Co, Cu, Fe, Ge, Hf, Mg, Mn, Ni, Si, Sr, Ti, V, Y, Zn, and Zr on elastic properties of Al have been investigated using first-principles calculations within the generalized gradient approximation. A supercell consisting of 31 Al atoms and one solute atom is used. A good agreement is obtained between calculated and available experimental data. Lattice parameters of the studied Al alloys are found to be depended on atomic radii of solute atoms. The elastic properties of polycrystalline aggregates including bulk modulus (B, shear modulus (G, Young’s modulus (E, and the B/G ratio are also determined based on the calculated elastic constants (cij’s. It is found that the bulk modulus of Al alloys decreases with increasing volume due to the addition of alloying elements and the bulk modulus is also related to the total molar volume (Vm and electron density (nAl31x with the relationship of nAl31x=1.0594+0.0207√B/Vm. These results are of relevance to tailor the properties of Al alloys.

  9. Mechanical and microstructural characterization of dispersion strengthened Al-C system nanocomposites

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    Al and different amounts of C and C-Cu mixtures were used to produce Al-C and Al-C-Cu powder samples by mechanical milling. Microhardness tests were carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of the nanocomposites in the as-milled condition. In general, the measured values were considerably higher than pure Al. In order to determine the causes of this hardening, the crystallite size and dislocation density were measured by means of X-ray analyses coupled with a convolutional multiple whole profile (CMWP) fitting program and a comparison with atomic force microscopy (AFM) observations. In Al-C samples, the hardening is mainly due to the decrease of the crystallite size, however for the Al-C-Cu, an additional strengthening mechanism appears and it seems that it is due by a dispersion of graphite nanoparticles in the Al matrix. The strengthening contributions of dislocation density, crystallite size and particle dispersion were modeled by superposing of every single contribution to strengthening (via hardness analyses). We found a direct relationship between the mechanical properties and the nominal amount of C-Cu, where Cu apparently acts as C nanoparticles integration and dispersion agent.

  10. Mechanical and microstructural characterization of dispersion strengthened Al-C system nanocomposites

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    Santos-Beltran, A., E-mail: audelsantos@gmail.co [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Carr. a la Bufa km. 2, C.P. 98000, Zacatecas, Zacs. (Mexico); Gallegos-Orozco, V.; Reyes, R. Goytia [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas (UAZ), Carr. a la Bufa km. 2, C.P. 98000, Zacatecas, Zacs. (Mexico); Miki-Yoshida, M.; Estrada-Guel, I.; Martinez-Sanchez, R. [Centro de Investigacion en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV), Laboratorio Nacional de Nanotecnologia, Miguel de Cervantes No. 120, C.P. 31109, Chihuahua, Chih. (Mexico)

    2010-01-21

    Al and different amounts of C and C-Cu mixtures were used to produce Al-C and Al-C-Cu powder samples by mechanical milling. Microhardness tests were carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of the nanocomposites in the as-milled condition. In general, the measured values were considerably higher than pure Al. In order to determine the causes of this hardening, the crystallite size and dislocation density were measured by means of X-ray analyses coupled with a convolutional multiple whole profile (CMWP) fitting program and a comparison with atomic force microscopy (AFM) observations. In Al-C samples, the hardening is mainly due to the decrease of the crystallite size, however for the Al-C-Cu, an additional strengthening mechanism appears and it seems that it is due by a dispersion of graphite nanoparticles in the Al matrix. The strengthening contributions of dislocation density, crystallite size and particle dispersion were modeled by superposing of every single contribution to strengthening (via hardness analyses). We found a direct relationship between the mechanical properties and the nominal amount of C-Cu, where Cu apparently acts as C nanoparticles integration and dispersion agent.

  11. Sex differences in intimate relationships

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    Palchykov, Vasyl; Kertész, János; Barabási, Albert-László; Dunbar, Robin I M

    2012-01-01

    Social networks have turned out to be of fundamental importance both for our understanding human sociality and for the design of digital communication technology. However, social networks are themselves based on dyadic relationships and we have little understanding of the dynamics of close relationships and how these change over time. Evolutionary theory suggests that, even in monogamous mating systems, the pattern of investment in close relationships should vary across the lifespan when post-weaning investment plays an important role in maximising fitness. Mobile phone data sets provide us with a unique window into the structure of relationships and the way these change across the lifespan. We here use data from a large national mobile phone dataset to demonstrate striking sex differences in the pattern in the gender-bias of preferred relationships that reflect the way the reproductive investment strategies of the two sexes change across the lifespan: these differences mainly reflect women's shifting pattern...

  12. Relationship Development in Greenfield Expansions

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    Drogendijk, Rian; Andersson, Ulf

    2013-01-01

    This paper investigates conceptually how new Greenfield subsidiaries develop relationships over time. We focus our analysis on the earliest start-up stage of new Greenfield subsidiaries, and on the dynamics of relationships development with five different groups of actors within the MNC and the...... local environment of the new Greenfield. We argue that relationship strength, or the intensity of interaction and resource exchange, depends on the new Greenfield''s degree of dependence or interdependence within these relationships and develop propositions based on institutional theory, resource...... dependency theory and network approaches. In the concluding sections we suggest directions for future work to enhance understanding of the dynamics of relationship management in new Greenfield expansions....

  13. Interfacial strength of Al/Al and Al/Zr/Du-10wt%Mo subject to different loading modes

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    Compact tension (CT) experiments were conducted with fixtures that allowed mode-I (tensile opening mode), mode-Il (shearing mode), and mixed-mode loading to measure the interfacial strength between HIP-clad Al and Al, and Al and Zr/DU-10wt%Mo. Specimens were made with the same HIP process used for making thin composite foils, but instead used 25 mm thick Al-6061 cladding that allowed specimens to be gripped without adhesives. Three configurations of specimens were tested: (1) Al/Al specimens with a pre-crack along the seam; (2) specimens containing both a Zr/DU-10wt%Mo layer and an Al/Al seam along part of the interface; and (3) specimens containing only a Zr/DU-10wt%Mo layer at the interface, but with a pre notch along part of the interface. Digital image correlation (DIC) was used to measure full-field deformations during the test. The results show that mode-I loaded interfaces exhibit the weakest strength and the widest scatter. The strength increases when more shearing component is introduced

  14. Composition dependence of viscosity for Al(1-x)Mgx(0≤x≤0.10) alloys

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    WANG YuQing; WU YuQin; BIAN XiuFang

    2007-01-01

    Viscosities of molten Al(1-x)Mgx (0≤x≤0.10) alloys have been measured in the temperature range of 973K-1173 K by a torsional oscillation cup method. The viscosity dependence on temperature for Al(1-x)Mgx (0≤x≤0.10) melts obeys Arrhenius equation. The viscosity increases with increasing magnesium concentration in the investigated system. There is an important relationship between viscosity and its glass-forming ability for metallic melt.

  15. Untersuchung der Nitridierung V/Al-intermetallischer Phasen

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    Lewalter, Hartmut Berthold

    2004-01-01

    Schichten V/Al-Intermetallischer Phasen und Schichten aus V(Al) (Schichtdicken 150- 300 nm) wurden durch Interdiffusion von V/Al- und V5Al8/V-Mehrfachschichten bei 400-800°C im Vakuum bei 3 x 10-8 mbar hergestellt. Des Weiteren wurden V5Al8-Schichten durch Sputtern einer V5Al8-Legierung erzeugt. Die Gesamtstöchiometrie der Schichten lag zwischen Al0,86V0,14 und Al0,19V0,81. Als Substrat dienten einkristalline (012) Saphirwafer. Die V/Al-Intermetallischen Phasen und V(Al) wurden im RTP-System ...

  16. Response to Signorovitch et al.

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    Flot, Jean-François; Debortoli, Nicolas; Hallet, Bernard; Van Doninck, Karine

    2016-08-22

    Signorovitch et al.[1] comment that an Oenothera-like meiosis [2] could produce a pattern similar to what we observed in our study of natural isolates of the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga, which we attributed to horizontal gene transfers (HGTs) [3]. Indeed, our HGT hypothesis appears at first sight difficult to conciliate with their observation of a congruent pattern of allele sharing at four large loci possibly located on different chromosomes [4]. However, one might imagine conditions under which massive horizontal gene transfer between bdelloid individuals could produce such a pattern, notably if the individuals involved had previously lost most of their heterozygosity because of their exposure to frequent desiccation (which produces DNA double-strand breaks [5]). In the published A. vaga genome the loss of heterozygosity due to large-scale gene conversion events or break-induced replication covers only about 10% of the genome [6], but this percentage may be much higher in environmental isolates that often experience dessication. Besides, if an Oenothera-like mode of meiosis occurs in bdelloids frequently enough to be detected in a single sampling of 29 individuals (as in [4]), one would expect males and meiosis to be observed at least occasionally, and instances of congruent allele sharing across loci should turn up frequently in genetic surveys. This was not the case in [3]: among the 82 A. vaga individuals sequenced for four nuclear markers, no trio of individuals presented congruent patterns of shared sequences at different loci. For these reasons, and in the absence of any direct evidence for an Oenothera-like meiosis in bdelloids, we still consider inter-bdelloid HGTs a more parsimonious explanation for our results. PMID:27554651

  17. Atomic structure and oxygen deficiency of the ultrathin aluminium oxide barrier in Al/AlOx/Al Josephson junctions.

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    Zeng, Lunjie; Tran, Dung Trung; Tai, Cheuk-Wai; Svensson, Gunnar; Olsson, Eva

    2016-01-01

    Al/AlOx/Al Josephson junctions are the building blocks of a wide range of superconducting quantum devices that are key elements for quantum computers, extremely sensitive magnetometers and radiation detectors. The properties of the junctions and the superconducting quantum devices are determined by the atomic structure of the tunnel barrier. The nanoscale dimension and disordered nature of the barrier oxide have been challenges for the direct experimental investigation of the atomic structure of the tunnel barrier. Here we show that the miniaturized dimension of the barrier and the interfacial interaction between crystalline Al and amorphous AlOx give rise to oxygen deficiency at the metal/oxide interfaces. In the interior of the barrier, the oxide resembles the atomic structure of bulk aluminium oxide. Atomic defects such as oxygen vacancies at the interfaces can be the origin of the two-level systems and contribute to decoherence and noise in superconducting quantum circuits. PMID:27403611

  18. On the Kinematic Origin of the Luminosity-Pulse Lag Relationship in Gamma-ray Bursts

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    Salmonson, Jay D.

    2000-01-01

    This paper presents an interpretation based on gamma-ray burst source kinematics for the relationship found by Norris et al. between peak luminosity and energy-dependent pulse lag. I argue that the correlation should instead be between "number" luminosity and pulse lag. This interpretation improves the least-squares fit of this correlation for the known bursts by 25 percent or more. It also suggests a distance estimation scheme. I propose that this relationship is due to the variation in line...

  19. Studying the Relationship between Organizational Innovation and System thought in Service Organization

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    Ali Margir; Nahid Tereh Eiduzehi; Zakaria Surizehi; Naser Kamaly Pur

    2014-01-01

    In this research, we study the relationship and effect of organizational innovation and its dimensions on system thought and the relationship between these two variables have been evaluated in better adaption process of service organizations with the environment and society. To collect data after defining validity and reliability, organizational innovation questionnaire of choopani & et al (2012) and system thought have been used the case statistical society includes all employees of water an...

  20. The Relationships between the Big Five Personality Traits and Academic Motivation Levels of Turkish University Students

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    BOZANOĞLU, İhsan; Sapancı, Ahmet

    2015-01-01

    The relationships between personality traits and motivation are significant for effective learning and teaching. The main purpose of this study is to determine the relationships between personality traits and motivation levels of Turkish university students. The specific purpose of the study is to determine which personality factor predicts academic motivation to what extent. For this purpose, Adjective Based Personality Scale (ABPT)  developed by Bacanlı et al. (2009) was conducted on 353   ...

  1. Band edge modulation and interband optical transition in AlN:MgAl-ON nanotubes

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    AlN nanotubes (NTs) have many novel characteristics and great potential applications in electronic and optoelectronic nanodevices. However, little is known about the influence of MgAl-ON co-doping effects on their optical properties. Here, we focus on investigating the electronic structures, clarify the interband optical transition mechanism and give a clear atomic picture for the important electron/hole localization centre in AlN:MgAl-ON NTs using the GGA-1/2 method. We find that the MgAl doping efficiency can be improved effectively due to ON doping in AlN NTs. The MgAl and ON form MgAl-ON defect complex easily along the AlN NT axis (C-axis). The MgAl-ON defect complex can result in a remarkable charge transfer around it and modify the valence band maximum and conduction band minimum significantly. Meanwhile, the MgAl-ON defect complex also forms the important exciton localization centre and effectively enhances the interband radiative recombination rate. Moreover, the light emission/absorption sensitively depends on its polarization. The parallel polarized light (E∥C) is much stronger than the perpendicular one (E⊥C). The MgAl-ON co-doping thus paves a new way for improving the performance of electronic and optoelectronic nanodevices based on AlN NTs. (papers)

  2. The theory of the moon in the al-Zij al-Kamil fi-l-taalim of Ibn al-Ha'im

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    Puig i Tàrrech, Roser

    2000-01-01

    Al the beginning of Ihe thirteenth cenrury (60tH I 1204-1205) Abli Muhammad Abd al-Haqq al-Ghafiqi al-lshbiIi known as Ibn al-Ha'im composed his work entitled al-Zi] al-Kamil fi-l-Taalim in honour of the Caliph Abu Abd Allah Muhammad al-Nasir (who reigned from 1199- 1213). All we know of lbn al-Ha'im's live is that he came from Seville and that he appears to have worked in North Africa.

  3. Effect of Al coating conditions on laser weldability of Al coated steel sheet

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    Jung-Han LEE; Jong-Do KIM; Jin-Seok OH; Seo-Jeong PARK

    2009-01-01

    Al coated steel sheets with excellent heat resistance, thermal reflection, and corrosion resistance are widely used in various applications. The laser weldability of the Al coated steel sheet for full penetration welding was reported. The phenomenon caused by intermixed aluminum and behavior of aluminum in the weld were investigated. Al coated steel sheets that have various thickness and coating mass were prepared for laser welding. The effects of parameters such as welding conditions and Al coating conditions were investigated. Al content mixed in the weld after laser welding was evaluated, and then a correlation between the mixed Al and mechanical properties was investigated. The results show that the Al-rich zones which have Fe-Al intermetallic compounds are found in the weld. The intermetallic compounds cause the decreased strength of the weld.

  4. Studies on SiC(p) reinforced Al-Al sub 3 Ni eutectic matrix composites

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    An investigation on processing of Al-5.69wt% Ni eutectic with SiC particulate composites is reported. The intermetallic composites are prepared by elemental powder metallurgy route and sintered at two different temperatures, i.e., 600 degree C and 620 degree C. Results show that the metal matrix was Al-Al sub 3 Ni eutectic. The phase analysis by XRD identified the presence of Al sub 3 Ni and Al as dominant phases together with silicon and Al sub 4 C sub 3 phase as minor phases. The Al sub 4 C sub 3 and Si phases are formed during sintering due to SiC-Al interface reaction. SEM micrographs also reveal the formation of microvoid surrounding the SiC particle

  5. Diana Al-Hadid: Identity and Heritage

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    Jungerberg, Tom; Smith, Anna; Borsh, Colleen

    2012-01-01

    Diana Al-Hadid's sculptures reflect the many locations, cultures, histories, and mythologies that have shaped her as an artist. In large-scale works which have the appearance of architectural ruins, Al-Hadid employs imagery drawn from many diverse interests including science and technology, history, and literature. She also incorporates images and…

  6. Kus on al-Zarqawi? / Aadu Hiietamm

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    Hiietamm, Aadu, 1954-

    2005-01-01

    Suurbritannia nädalalehe Sunday Times andmetel on Iraagi tagaotsituim mässaja, terrorivõrgustiku al Qaeda liitlane Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi pärast USA raketirünnakus haavatasaamist riigist põgenenud

  7. Als je vrienden hebt dan win je

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    Effing, R. (Robin); Huibers, T. (Theo); Krosse, de L. (Luc)

    2010-01-01

    Als je wint, heb je vrienden’ is een Nederlandse klassieker van Herman Brood en Henny Vrienten. Hiermee werd de gevoelige snaar bloot gelegd dat pas als je hebt gewonnen je vrienden hebt. Rijen dik, echte vrienden. In de politiek werkt het andersom; je moet vrienden (stemmen) hebben, ve

  8. First-principles molecular dynamics investigation of thermal and mechanical stability of the TiN(001)/AlN and ZrN(001)/AlN heterostructures

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    First-principles quantum molecular dynamics investigations of TiN(001)/AlN and ZrN(001)/AlN heterostructures with one and two monolayers (1 ML and 2 ML) of AlN interfacial layers were carried out in the temperature range of 0–1400 K with subsequent static relaxation. It is shown that the epitaxially stabilized cubic B1-AlN interfacial layers are preserved in all TiN(001)/AlN heterostructures over the whole temperature range. In the ZrN(001)/AlN heterostructures, the B1-AlN(001) interfacial layer exists at 0 K, but it transforms into a distorted one at 10 K consisting of tetrahedral AlN4, octahedral AlN6, and AlN5 units. The thermal stability of the interfaces was investigated by studying the phonon dynamic stability of the B1-AlN phase with different lattice parameters. The calculations showed that the B1-AlN interface should be unstable in ZrN(001)/AlN heterostructures and nanocomposites, and in those based on transition metal nitrides with lattice parameters larger than 4.4 Å. Electronic band structure calculations showed that energy gap forms around the Fermi energy for all interfaces. The formation of the interfacial AlN layer in TiN and ZrN crystals reduces their ideal tensile and shear strengths. Upon tensile load, decohesion occurs between Ti (Zr) and N atoms adjacent to the 1 ML AlN interfacial layer, whereas in the case of 2 ML AlN it occurs inside the TiN and ZrN slabs. The experimentally reported strength enhancement in the TiN/AlN and ZrN/AlN heterostructures is attributed to impeding effect of the interfacial layer on the plastic flow. - Highlights: • First-principles quantum molecular dynamics studies were conducted. • TiN- and ZrN-based heterostructures with one and two AlN interfacial layers. • Stability and structural transformation between 0 and 1400 K have been calculated. • Stress–strain relationships and ideal strengths determined. • Systems which may form stable superhard heterostructures are identified

  9. Firma İçi Kalite Bilgisi Kullanımı, İşgören Katılımı ve Tasarımda Kalite Yönetimi ile Ürün Performansı Arasındaki İlişkiler : Deneysel Bir Çalışma = Relationships Among Internal Usage of Quality Management, Employee Involvement, Quality Management in Design and Product Performance: An Emprical Analysis

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    ZEHİR, Cemal; Halit KESKİN; Oya ERDİL

    2003-01-01

    As organizsations adopt the principles of total quality and become customer oriented new measures are needed to assess product performance within a variety of organizational settings. This study reports the relationships between usage of quality information, employee participation and quality management in product design and product performance. Using data collection with quality managers of a sample of industrial companies, rigorous factor analysis and regression analysis and regression anal...

  10. Precipitation of AlN in a commercial hot-pressed boron carbide

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    TEM observations have provided insight into the processing and microstructural evolution of a commercial hot-pressed boron carbide. Fine dispersions of nano-scale AlN precipitates and individual submicron AlN precipitates were observed in a modest fraction of the grains. The nano-precipitates were found to be coherent with a well-defined crystallographic relationship to the matrix. The chemistry, size and distribution of both types of precipitates and the coherency of the nano-precipitates indicate that both intragranular homogeneous and heterogeneous precipitation occurred during cooling

  11. ‘Umdah al-Muhtājīn: Rujukan Tarekat Syattariyah Nusantara

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    Damanhuri Damanhuri

    2015-01-01

    Abstract:     This article explores the specification of ‘Umdah al-Muhtājīn, a monumental work in Shattariah Sufi order taught which was developed by the prominent Nusantara ulama Shaykh Abdurrauf as-Singkili. This study reveals a close relationship between Shattariah Sufi order in Indonesia and Abdurrauf, as the teacher and leader of this Sufi order, and between the work and Shattariyah Sufi order. It is revealed that the content of ‘Umdah al-Muhtājīn and specification of Syattariyah Sufi or...

  12. Strategic redirection of Al-Qaeda: from the leadership of Osama bin Laden to mass- dimension?

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    Rafat Ahmed Ghotme

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to establish the relationship of global strategic variables of Al-Qaeda with religious ideology, political Islam, trying to incorporate a cross section and total phenomenon. It argues that the link lies in the expansion strategy and top-down decentralization created by the central base of Al-Qaeda, where regional networks have some autonomy but are determined by the central leadership and his adaptation of the Islamist ideology to an internationalist shed, revolutionary and violent organization.

  13. Siblings' personality traits and types of sibling relationship in childhood

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    Tina Kavčič

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The contribution presents a follow-up study of sibling relationship and personality in 87 sibling dyads in early/middle childhood from parental perspective. At Time 1 all siblings attended pre-school and one year later approximately half of the older siblings entered compulsory school. At both times of measurement siblings' mothers and fathers independently reported on their children's personality characteristics using the Inventory of Child Individual Differences (Halverson et al., 2003; Slovene adaptation, Zupančič & Kavčič, 2009 and on the observed sibling warmth, agonism, and rivalry using the Parental Expectations and Perceptions of Children's Sibling Relationships Questionnaire (Kramer, 2001. The predictive relationship obtained by two sets of cross-rater analyses (between maternal ratings of child personality and paternal reports on sibling relationship, and vice versa suggested that (a personality traits of both siblings and (b the match between siblings' personalities are associated with sibling type (affectionate, involved or average membership. Among personality traits, disagreeableness seems to be an especially significant contributor to sibling relationship quality.

  14. [On the relationship between emotional dependency and abuse].

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    Leemans, C; Loas, S

    2016-01-01

    Abuse is a complex psychosocial issue with multiple implications. This paper takes a look at the physical and psychological manifestations of domestic violence, i.e. between adult (romantic) partners as well as abuse of the elderly. Past studies have looked at the relationship between emotional dependency, the occurence and sustainability of abuse and the likehood that a victimized person will terminate a relationship. Indeed, individuals with Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD) or with dependent characteristics present a higher risk of becoming abusive (both physically and mentally) as well as becoming a victim of abuse. Regarding the elderly, the concept of "reverse violence"--where the current abuser was the victim of the senior who is being abused-, also entails dependent relationships. We identified three concepts that are necessary in the understanding of how dependent relationships underpin abuse: Rusbult's model of commitment in intimate relationships, the notion of dependency-possessiveness and Murphy et al's notion of escalating affective dependency. Thus, it is imperative that future studies in the field of domestic violence look at the dynamics of dyads rather than the individuals alone. PMID:27487692

  15. Towards contextualising stakeholder relationship indicators for corporate-community relationships

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    10071474 - Fourie, Lynnette Mitizi; Van Dyk, Louise

    2012-01-01

    In circumstances that are substantially different from the norm, new ways of thinking about those alternative contexts are necessary. In the context of corporate governance and corporate social investment (CSI) the relationship between corporate donors and community organisations is regarded as important, but the indicators used to describe this relationship need revisiting. The argument in this article is that context-specific indicators are needed to bring the true nature of the corporate-c...

  16. The relationship between egalitarianism, dominance, and violence in intimate relationships

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    Karakurt, Gunnur; Cumbie, Tamra

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this study was to understand the relationship between egalitarianism, dominance, and intimate partner violence within the context of couples’ dynamics. In particular, it was hypothesized that dominance and sexist attitudes would have both self and partner effects on relationship aggression. To test this hypothesis, gender role egalitarianism, dominance/control, sexism, power dynamics, and aggression were assessed using several measures. Questionnaires for these measures were comple...

  17. MOSQUE ARCHITECTURE AS A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING IN URBAN (Case Study: Al Markas Al Islamic Mosque Makassar)

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    Imriyanti Imriyanti

    2014-01-01

    Abstract Mosque Architecture is a part of Islamic architecture. Mosque should be fused with elements of nature because its function as a place to pray to God who created the universe. Al Markas Al Islamic Makassar mosque is used as a center of Islamic aspirations of the people and the government to accommodate all the activities of moslems in Makassar. Through this function, the provision of Al Markas Al Islamic mosque began from the desire of Islamic societies in Makassar, which want...

  18. High temperature creep behaviour of Al-rich Ti-Al alloys

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    Sturm, D; Heilmaier, M; Saage, H [Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Institute for Materials and Joining Technology, PO Box 4120, D-39016 Magdeburg (Germany); Aguilar, J; Schmitz, G J; Drevermann, A [ACCESS e.V., Intzestrasse 5, D-52072 Aachen (Germany); Palm, M; Stein, F; Engberding, N [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH, Max-Planck-Str. 1, D-40237 Duesseldorf (Germany); Kelm, K; Irsen, S, E-mail: daniel.sturm@ovgu.d [Stiftung caesar, Electron Microscopy, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, D-53175 Bonn (Germany)

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    Compared to Ti-rich {gamma}-TiAl-based alloys Al-rich Ti-Al alloys offer an additional reduction of in density and a better oxidation resistance which are both due to the increased Al content. Polycrystalline material was manufactured by centrifugal casting. Microstructural characterization was carried out employing light-optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy and XRD analyses. The high temperature creep of two binary alloys, namely Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} and Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} was comparatively assessed with compression tests at constant true stress in a temperature range between 1173 and 1323 K in air. The alloys were tested in the cast condition (containing various amounts of the metastable phases Al{sub 5}Ti{sub 3} and h-Al{sub 2}Ti) and after annealing at 1223 K for 200 h which produced (thermodynamically stable) lamellar {gamma}-TiAl + r-Al{sub 2}Ti microstructures. In general, already the as-cast alloys exhibit a reasonable creep resistance at 1173 K. Compared with Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40}, both, the as-cast and the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} alloy exhibit better creep resistance up to 1323 K which can be rationalized by the reduced lamella spacing. The assessment of creep tests conducted at identical stress levels and varying temperatures yielded apparent activation energies for creep of Q = 430 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 60}Ti{sub 40} alloy and of Q = 383 kJ/mol for the annealed Al{sub 62}Ti{sub 38} material. The latter coincides well with that of Al diffusion in {gamma}-TiAl, whereas the former can be rationalized by the instability of the microstructure containing metastable phases.

  19. Corrosion Studies of 2195 Al-Li Alloy and 2219 Al Alloy with Differing Surface Treatments

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    Danford, M. D.; Mendrek, M. J.

    1998-01-01

    Corrosion studies of 2195 Al-Li and 2219 Al alloys have been conducted using the scanning reference electrode technique (SRET) and the polarization resistance (PR) technique. The SRET was used to study corrosion mechanisms, while corrosion rate measurements were studied with the PR technique. Plates of Al203 blasted, soda blasted and conversion coated 2219 Al were coated with Deft primer and the corrosion rates studied with the EIS technique. Results from all of these studies are presented.

  20. Assessment of the al corner of the ternary Al-Fe-Si system

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    Eleno, Luiz; Vezelý, Josef; Sundman, Bo; Cieslar, Miroslav; Lacaze, Jacques

    2010-01-01

    The present work provides a review of the information available on the Al-rich corner of the Al-Fe-Si system as well as a CALPHAD type assessment making use of the COST 507 database as a starting point. The description of the intermetallic compounds has been modified to account for substitution of Al and Si in the ternary Al-Fe-Si system and to take new experimental information into account.