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  1. Crustal evolution of South American Platform based on Sm-Nd isotope geochemistry; Evolucao crustal da plataforma sul americana com base na geoquimica isotopica Sm-Nd

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    Sato, Kei

    1998-07-01

    Sm-Nd isotopic systematics is relevant to the topics of origin and evolution the of continental crust, where model ages refer to the time when crustal material was differentiated from the upper mantle. Alternative interpretations are due to a lack of adequate information on crustal processes and the variable composition of the mantle sources. The Sm-Nd methods are presented, and applied on rock materials from the South American Platform. The main conclusions indicate juvenile accretion with higher growth rates (peaks), around 3.7-3.5 Ga ({approx} 0.5% in volume), 3.1 - 2.9 Ga ({approx}16%), 2.7 - 2.6 ({approx} 9%), 2.2 - 1.9 (35%) and 1.3-1.0 (7%). The continental growth curve indicates that about 35 % of the crust was formed by 2.5 Ga, 88% by 1.8 Ga and 99% by 1.0 Ga, and the remaining {approx} 1 % was added in the Phanerozoic. Rapid crustal growth occurred between 2.2 and 1.9 Ga. The main period of continental crust formation occurred during the Paleoproterozoic, corresponding to 54 % in volume. Sm-Nd model ages, when compared with the crystallisation ages of granitoid rocks, furnish a rough estimate of juvenile vs. reworked material. Within the South American Platform about 45% of juvenile continental crust is still preserved within tectonic provinces of different ages. The remainder represents continental crust reworked in younger tectono-thermal events. In particular crustal reworking was predominating over juvenile accretion during Meso-Neoproterozoic. The Transbrasiliano Lineament is a megasuture, active in the Neoproterozoic, which separates a large northwestern mass, including the Amazonian and Sao Luis Cratons, from a southeastern mass, formed by a collage of cratonic fragments, of which the Sao Francisco and Rio de La Plata are the largest. The crustal evolutions of these two large continental masses are considered individually, and can be resumed following form: I - Old Archean rocks (>3.4 Ga) are found only within the south-eastern part (Gaviao Block, Contendas-Mirante Complex (Sao Francisco Craton) and Caldas Brandao Massif (Borborema Province); 2 - On both continental masses, crustal evolution between 3.0 and 1.7 Ga is very similar; 3 - During Meso and Neoproterozoic times, the northwestern mass (Amazonian and Sao Luis Cratons) remained virtually unaffected by tectono-orogenic events, while the southeastern mass is composed of smaller cratonic fragments, which later took part in the formation of two large supercontinents: Rodinia during the Mesoproterozoic, and Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic. (author)

  2. Geochemistry of the thermal springs from Piedras de Lumbre Zone, Chihuahua, Mexico; Geoquimica de los manantiales termales de la zona de Piedras de Lumbre, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Tello Hinojosa, Enrique [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia (Mexico)

    1996-01-01

    Chemical analysis of water produced by 12 hot springs in the geothermal areas of Recubichi and Piedras de Lumbre, Chihuahua, Mexico were carried out in order to establish the geochemical characteristic of the groundwater and to know their interaction with deeper geothermal fluids. We made two sampling of water and gases in 1984 and 1995. The chemical composition of waters produced by the springs is of sulfate alkaline type. It was found, according to the Na:K:Mg relative content that most hot springs are located in the partial equilibrium zone, whereas the lowest temperature hot springs shift toward the groundwaters domain. The temperature estimated from gas geothermometry was 187 degrees celsius. It was found that the He has a deep origin, whereas the N{sub 2} is of atmospheric origin. Methane was not detected, suggesting that equilibria between gases and the liquid phase was reached at temperatures over 150 degrees celsius. The chemical compositions for the springs at Recubichi and Piedras de Lumbre zones are similar, so, it suggests that they have the same origin. The water quality of the springs for agricultural use, is classified between C2-S2 and C2-S3 types, that suggest that this water can be used for irrigation. The arsenic element was not detected and the concentration for the boron element is lower that 0.175 ppm. [Espanol] Los analisis quimicos de agua de 12 manantiales y 4 fumarolas de las zonas de Recubichi y Piedras de Lumbre, Chihuahua, Mexico fueron estudiados con el fin de conocer las caracteristicas geoquimicas del acuifero somero y su interaccion con fluidos geotermicos. Se realizaron 2 muestreos tanto de agua como de gases en 1984 y 1995. En ambos muestreos se encontro que la composicioon quimica del agua de todos los manantiales es del tipo sulfatado-sodico. De acuerdo con el contenido relativo de Na:K:Mg el agua de los manantiales mas calientes (93 grados celsius), se ubica en la zona de equilibrio parcial, mientras que en los de menor

  3. Geochemistry of the thermal springs from San Antonio El Bravo zone, Chihuahua, Mexico; Geoquimica de manantiales termales de la zona de San Antonio El Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico

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    Tello Hinojosa, Enrique [Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos de la Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia (Mexico)

    1996-05-01

    Isotopic and chemical analysis o water produced by 14 springs in the San Antonio El Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico geothermal area, were carried out in order to establish the geochemical characteristics of the groundwater and to know their interaction with deeper geothermal fluids. We made two samplings of water and gases in 1984 and 1995. The chemical composition of waters produced by the springs in of sodium-bicarbonate-chloride type. It was found, according to the Na:K:Mg relative content, that most hot springs are located in the partial equilibrium zone, whereas the lowest temperature hot springs shift toward the groundwaters domain. The temperature estimated from gas geothermometry was 129 degrees celsius. The isotopic composition at Ojo Caliente and Infiernito springs presents enrichment in {delta}{sup 18}O, product rock-water interaction at high temperature. The Agua Roque spring is located in the line of meteoric waters. Analysis of metals was carried out too, the concentration of gold element is 0.09 mg/l in Ojo Caliente and Infiernito springs, whereas silver, aluminum and iron elements were not detected. The water quality of the springs for agricultural use, is classified between C2-S1, C3-S1, C3- S2, C4-S3 and C4-S4 types, that suggests that only the water from Agua Roque can be used for irrigation. The arsenic element was not detected but the concentration of the boron element is high for irrigation use (2.39 ppm). [Espanol] Los analisis quimicos e isotopicos de agua de 14 manantiales de la zona de San Antonio El Bravo. Chihuahua, Mexico, fueron realizados con el fin de conocer las caracteristicas geoquimicas del acuifero somero y su interaccion con fluidos geotermicos. Se realizaron 2 muestreos tanto de agua como de gases en 1984 y 1995. En ambos muestreos se encontro que la composicion quimica del agua de todos los manantiales es del tipo bicarbonatado-clorurado-sodico. De acuerdo con el contenido relativo de Na:K:Mg el agua de los manantiales mas calientes

  4. Geologic evolution of the Paraiba do Sul complex, in the central part of the Ribeira belt, based on the geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology studies; Evolucao geologica do complexo Paraiba do Sul, no segmento central da faixa Ribeira, com base em estudos de geoquimica e geocronologia U-Pb

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    Valladares, Claudia Sayao

    1996-12-31

    Aiming the definition of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution, the work presents a geochronological approach by the U-Pb method, considered appropriate to study polideformed terrains. The minerals used to the U-Pb dating (zircon, titanite and monazite) provides information about the ages of rock generation and the successive geological events the rocks were submitted. The U-Pb geochronological approach is pioneer in the investigated area and two questions referent to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution in the central part of the Ribeira belt, were the aim of this approach. The first of them refers to the crystallization epoch and the gneisses metamorphism, interpreted here like orthogneisses, called Unidade Quirino of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul. The second refers to the metamorphism ages and meta sedimentary unit deformation. Looking for the contribution to the Complexo Paraiba do Sul evolution understanding, this work presents the data based on the geologic map of this area, comprising part of the Folha Volta Redonda (1:50.000), including petrographic, structural and microtectonic studies. It also presents and discusses the results of: 17 U-Pb analysis in zircon and titanite of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul orthogneisses collection; 24 geochemical analysis of major, minor, trace elements and ETR of the same collection; an U-Pb analysis in titanite of the Unidade Sao Joao, 5 U-Pb analysis in titanites and/or monazites of granites and granitoids; 12 geochemical analysis including major, minor and trace elements and ETR, in granites and sills of leucogranites. Finally, the data achieved were integrated with the objective to elaborate an evolutive view of the Complexo Paraiba do Sul 157 refs., 54 figs., 17 tabs.

  5. Experimental Study of Na based Titanium Nanofluid-Water Reaction

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    Park, Gunyeop; Kim, Soo Jae; Baek, Jehyun; Kim, Hyun Soo; Oh, Sun Ryung; Park, Hyun Sun; Kim, Moo Hwan [POSTECH, Pohang (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-15

    In KALIMER-600, a sodium-cooled fast reactor designed by KAERI, thermal energy is transported from high-temperature liquid Na (526 .deg. C at 0.1 MPa) to low temperature water (230 .deg. C at - 19.5 MPa) through a heat exchanger. If any leakage or rupture occurs during the operation of this heat exchanger, highly pressurized liquid water can penetrate into the liquid Na channels; this contact should instantly cause SWR. As reaction continues, liquid water is soon vaporized by pressure drop and huge amount of reaction heat. This generated water vapor expands large reaction area and increases sodium-water vapor reaction process. Therefore, the rapid generation of reaction product (like H{sub 2}) and water vapor increases the system pressure that can cause the system failure in SFR. To reduce this strong chemical reaction phenomena between Na and water, some we have focused on suppressing the chemical reactivity of liquid Na by dispersing nanoparticles (NPs). For the real application of NaTiNF, the pressure change induced by NaTiNF-water reaction is compared with Na-water reaction in the present study. NaTiNF contains 100nm of Ti NPs at 0.2 vol. %. The reaction rate of NaTiNF-water reaction is also investigated as reaction temperature increases. Sodium-water vapor reaction (SVR) will occur when an SWR accident occurs in SFR. In this manner, NaTiNF-water vapor reaction is experimentally performed for ensuring the suppression of chemical reactivity of NaTiNF in contact with water vapor. In the basic step for reducing risk of an SWR in SFR, we have experimentally verified the suppressed chemical reactivity of liquid sodium using Ti NPs through SWR and SVR experiments. In SWR, Na based titanium nanofluid (NaTiNF) shows lower pressure change than Na. As T{sub R} increases, P{sub max} in Na-water reaction increases while NaTiNF does not. The reaction rate of NaTiNF shows twice slower than that of Na. In SVR, NaTiNF shows slower temperature increase than Na. The distinct

  6. Study on Na layer response to geomagnetic activities based on Odin/OSIRIS Na density data

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    Tsuda, Takuo; Nakamura, Takuji; Hedin, Jonas; Gumbel, Jorg; Hosokawa, Keisuke; Ejiri, Mitsumu K.; Nishiyama, Takanori; Takahashi, Toru

    2016-07-01

    The Na layer is normally distributed from 80 to 110 km, and the height range is corresponding to the ionospheric D and E region. In the polar region, the energetic particles precipitating from the magnetosphere can often penetrate into the E region and even into the D region. Thus, the influence of the energetic particles to the Na layer is one of interests in the aspect of the atmospheric composition change accompanied with the auroral activity. There are several previous studies in this issue. For example, recently, we have reported an initial result on a clear relationship between the electron density increase (due to the energetic particles) and the Na density decrease from observational data sets obtained by Na lidar, EISCAT VHF radar, and optical instruments at Tromsoe, Norway on 24-25 January 2012. However, all of the previous studies had been carried out based on case studies by ground-based lidar observations. In this study, we have performed, for the first time, statistical analysis using Na density data from 2004 to 2009 obtained with the Optical Spectrograph and InfraRed Imager System (OSIRIS) onboard Odin satellite. In the presentation, we will show relationship between the Na density and geomagnetic activities, and its latitudinal variation. Based on these results, the Na layer response to the energetic particles will be discussed.

  7. Geochemical evidences of the boiling phenomena in Los Humeros geothermal field; Evidencias geoquimicas del fenomeno de ebullicion en el campo de Los Humeros

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    Munguia Bracamontes, Fernando; Lopez Mendiola, Juan Manuel [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)

    1989-12-31

    The geochemical behavior of the fluids in the geothermal field Los Humeros suggests the existence of a reservoir of relatively low permeability, with hydrostatic pressure gradients and thermodynamic conditions of pressure-temperature close to the boiling point in stationary conditions, that is, non-disturbed. Nevertheless, the fluid geochemistry also indicates the presence of steam under stationary conditions, mainly in the fault, fracture, fissure, etc. zones. The steam diminishes progressively as the extraction time increases, being replaced by boiling fluid. [Espanol] El comportamiento geoquimico de los fluidos en el campo geotermico de Los Humeros sugiere la existencia de un yacimiento de relativa baja permeabilidad, con gradientes de presion hidrostatica y condiciones termodinamicas de presion-temperatura cercanas al punto de ebullicion a condiciones estables; es decir, no perturbadas. Sin embargo, la geoquimica de los fluidos tambien indica la existencia de vapor bajo condiciones estables, principalmente en las zonas de fallas, fracturas, fisuras, etc. El vapor disminuye progresivamente conforme aumenta el tiempo de extraccion, siendo reemplazado por fluido en ebullicion.

  8. Magnetism in Na-filled Fe-based skutterudites.

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    Xing, Guangzong; Fan, Xiaofeng; Zheng, Weitao; Ma, Yanming; Shi, Hongliang; Singh, David J

    2015-06-01

    The interplay of superconductivity and magnetism is a subject of ongoing interest, stimulated most recently by the discovery of Fe-based superconductivity and the recognition that spin-fluctuations near a magnetic quantum critical point may provide an explanation for the superconductivity and the order parameter. Here we investigate magnetism in the Na filled Fe-based skutterudites using first principles calculations. NaFe4Sb12 is a known ferromagnet near a quantum critical point. We find a ferromagnetic metallic state for this compound driven by a Stoner type instability, consistent with prior work. In accord with prior work, the magnetization is overestimated, as expected for a material near an itinerant ferromagnetic quantum critical point. NaFe4P12 also shows a ferromagnetic instability at the density functional level, but this instability is much weaker than that of NaFe4Sb12, possibly placing it on the paramagnetic side of the quantum critical point. NaFe4As12 shows intermediate behavior. We also present results for skutterudite FeSb3, which is a metastable phase that has been reported in thin film form.

  9. Kaolin-based geopolymers with various NaOH concentrations

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    Heah, C. Y.; Kamarudin, H.; Mustafa Al Bakri, A. M.; Bnhussain, M.; Luqman, M.; Khairul Nizar, I.; Ruzaidi, C. M.; Liew, Y. M.

    2013-03-01

    Kaolin geopolymers were produced by the alkali-activation of kaolin with an activator solution (a mixture of NaOH and sodium silicate solutions). The NaOH solution was prepared at a concentration of 6-14 mol/L and was mixed with the sodium silicate solution at a Na2SiO3/NaOH mass ratio of 0.24 to prepare an activator solution. The kaolin-to-activator solution mass ratio used was 0.80. This paper aimed to analyze the effect of NaOH concentration on the compressive strength of kaolin geopolymers at 80°C for 1, 2, and 3 d. Kaolin geopolymers were stable in water, and strength results showed that the kaolin binder had adequate compressive strength with 12 mol/L of NaOH concentration. When the NaOH concentration increased, the SiO2/Na2O decreased. The increased Na2O content enhanced the dissolution of kaolin as shown in X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) analyses. However, excess in this content was not beneficial for the strength development of kaolin geopolymers. In addition, there was the formation of more geopolymeric gel in 12 mol/L samples. The XRD pattern of the samples showed a higher amorphous content and a more geopolymer bonding existed as proved by FTIR analysis.

  10. Gas geochemistry of Los Humeros geothermal field, Mexico; Geoquimica de gases del campo geotermico de Los Humeros, Puebla, Mexico

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    Barragan R, Rosa Maria; Arellano G, Victor M; Nieva G, David; Portugal M, Enrique; Garcia G, Alfonso; Aragon A, Alfonso [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Torres A, Ignasio S [Centro de Investigacion en Energia, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico); Tovar A, Rigoberto [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Los Humeros, Puebla (Mexico)

    1999-12-01

    Gas data of Los Humeros geothermal field were analyzed. A new method, which is based on the Fischer-Tropch reactions and on the combined pyrite-magnetite mineral equilibrium, was used. Reservoir temperature and reservoir excess steam were estimated for the starting stage of the field by using early data taken from producing wells at controlled conditions. The same parameters were also obtained for the present stage by using 1997 gas data. Reservoir temperatures ranged from 275 and 337 Celsius degrees and positive values for reservoir excess steam fractions were obtained for the starting stage. For well H-1 no excess steam was found since this well was fed by the shallower liquid-dominated reservoir. Results for 1997 showed lower scattering compared to early data and the possible occurrence of a heating process in the shallower stratum which could due to exploitation. [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta un analisis de datos de la fase gaseosa producida por pozos productores del campo geotermico de Los Humeros mediante un metodo que considera el equilibrio de la reaccion de Fischer-Tropsh y el equilibrio de minerales pirita-hematia y pirita-magnetita. Este metodo provee la temperatura del yacimiento y el exceso de vapor presente en la descarga total de los pozos. Los resultados se discuten tanto para el estado inicial del yacimiento utilizando los primeros datos de produccion en los que el flujo del pozo estuvo controlado y los obtenidos en 1997 que representan el estado actual del yacimiento. En el estado inicial se estimaron temperaturas de yacimiento de entre 275 y 337 grados Celsius y excesos de vapor positivos, con excepcion del pozo H-1 que se alimenta del estrato somero dominado por liquido. Los resultados obtenidos para 1997 muestran una dispersion menor y la probable ocurrencia de un proceso de calentamiento del estrato somero propiciado por la explotacion.

  11. Nanocomposite hydrogels based on water soluble polymer and montmorillonite-Na+

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    Fatiha Reguieg

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available A series of composites hydrogels based on Poly (1,3-dioxolane (PDXL,water soluble polymer, were synthesized directly in water by free-radical homopolymerization of a,w-methacryloyloxy PDXL macromonomers using hydrophilic sodium Montmorillonite clay: Maghnite-Na+ (Mag-Na+ and potassium persulfate as an initiator. These materials were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR, thermogravimetric analysis (ATG and their equilibrium swelling behavior in water and were compared with those of pure hydrogels prepared without Mag-Na+. X-ray diffraction and Infrared spectroscopy confirmed insertion of clay into polymer. The thermal decomposition temperature of the hydrogels based on maghnite-Na+ was found to be higher than of pure hydrogels. At the same time, the influence of the macromonomer precursor molar mass value, its concentration and the quantities of Mag-Na+, on the values of the volume degree of equilibrium swelling were studied. The results showed that the volume degree of equilibrium swelling was investigated as a function of the clay content. However, whether the concentration of macromonomer precursor increased, the volume or weight degree of equilibrium swelling of hydrogels all decreased. The addition of Mag-Na+ particles changed the crosslinking density of hydrogels.

  12. Heavy metals in geochemical sediment fractions of the border region between Baja California, Mexico, and California, USA; Metales pesados en fracciones geoquimicas de sedimentos de la region fronteriza de Baja California, Mexico, y California, EUA

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    Villaescusa-Celaya, Julio A; Gutierrez-Galindo, Efrain A; Flores-Munoz, Gilberto [Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada, B.C., (Mexico)

    1997-03-01

    water in the coastal zone are being transported outside the region. [Spanish] En este estudio se evalua la concentracion de los metales pesados Cu, Zn, Ni, Cr, Pb, Cd, Ag, Mn y Fe en las diferentes fracciones geoquimicas del sedimento, como una medida para conocer el impacto de las descargas de agua residuales sobre los sedimentos costeros de la region. Para este proposito, durante un crucero oceanografico realizado en abril de 1992 (ECOBAC IV), se recolectaron 20 muestras de sedimento superficial en la plataforma costera de la region fronteriza de Baja California (Mexico) y California (EUA). Las muestras de sedimento se sometieron a un procedimiento de extraccion secuencial, disenado para obtener las fracciones geoquimicas operacionalmente definidas como: intercambiable (F1), carbonatos (F2), oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn (F3), materia organica/sulfuros (F4) y residual o litogenica (F5). La especiacion operacional de los metales indica que las principales fases que acumulan metales en el sedimento son la matriz detrital o litogenica, los oxihidroxidos de Fe y Mn y la materia organica/sulfuros, en este orden. La distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase reactiva (definida como la suma de F1-F4) presento, en general, una tendencia a aumentar en concentracion en sedimentos alejados de la costa. Los metales pesados en la fase reactiva aparentemente son controlados por la concentracion de hierro reactivo en los sedimentos, con excepcion del Pb, el Cd y la Ag. Esto sugiere que estos ultimos elementos son controlados por otros procesos, tales como el material particulado de origen biogenico. En contraste, la distribucion espacial de los metales pesados en la fase detrital presento un comportamiento inverso, esto es, las mayores concentraciones de metales se encuentran cercanas a la costa frente a la planta de tratamiento de aguas residuales de Punta Bandera, Baja California. Las concentraciones promedio de metales totales (suma de F1-F5) fueron de 7.6, 40, 21, 68

  13. In Situ Synthesis of NaY Zeolite with Coal-Based Kaolin

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    Xinmei Liu; Zifeng Yan; Huaiping Wang; Yantuo Luo

    2003-01-01

    NaY zeolites were in-situ synthesized from coal-based kaolin via the hydrothermal method.The effects of various factors on the structure of the samples were extensively investigated. The sampleswere characterized by N2 adsorption, XRD, IR and DTG-DTA methods, and the results show that thecrystallization temperature and amount of added water play an important role in the formation of the zeo-lite structure. The 4A and P zeolites are the competitive phase present in the resulting product. However,NaY zeolites with a higher relative crystallinity, excluding impure crystals and the well hydrothermal sta-bility, can be synthesized from coal-based kaolin. These zeolites possess a larger surface area and a narrowpore size distribution, and this means that optimization of this process might result in a commercial routeto synthesize NaY zeolites from coal-based kaolin.

  14. HEDONISMO E MORALISMO: CONSUMO NA BASE DA PIRÂMIDE

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    Marcus Wilcox Hemais

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Economic stability in Brazil has allowed items that were formerly only accessible to the better-off social classes, to be consumed at ¨the bottom of the pyramid¨. This has aroused the interest of both the academic and business world and led to a desire for a better understanding of this phenomenon. Two lines of argument have arisen with distinct perspectives. The first supports a hedonistic approach, which believes that consumption at the base of the pyramid is driven by a wish to reduce poverty, while the other, where a moralistic standpoint is predominant, criticizes this view because it believes that people´s lives can only be improved by including people with less purchasing power in the production processes. One of the aims of this essay is thus to discuss how the literature on consumption at the bottom of the pyramid, shows features of these types of approaches. In addition, it seeks to encourage further studies by setting out a research agenda.

  15. NaNet-10: a 10GbE network interface card for the GPU-based low-level trigger of the NA62 RICH detector.

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    Ammendola, R.; Biagioni, A.; Fiorini, M.; Frezza, O.; Lonardo, A.; Lamanna, G.; Lo Cicero, F.; Martinelli, M.; Neri, I.; Paolucci, P. S.; Pastorelli, E.; Piandani, R.; Pontisso, L.; Rossetti, D.; Simula, F.; Sozzi, M.; Tosoratto, L.; Vicini, P.

    2016-03-01

    A GPU-based low level (L0) trigger is currently integrated in the experimental setup of the RICH detector of the NA62 experiment to assess the feasibility of building more refined physics-related trigger primitives and thus improve the trigger discriminating power. To ensure the real-time operation of the system, a dedicated data transport mechanism has been implemented: an FPGA-based Network Interface Card (NaNet-10) receives data from detectors and forwards them with low, predictable latency to the memory of the GPU performing the trigger algorithms. Results of the ring-shaped hit patterns reconstruction will be reported and discussed.

  16. Návrh na zavedení Activity Based Costing v podniku

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    Honemannová, Kateřina

    2009-01-01

    Diplomová práce je zaměřená na metodu Activity Based Costing, přesněji na její zavedení v daném podniku. Práce je rozdělena na část teoretickou, analytickou a návrhovou. Teoretická část popisuje i klasické kalkulace a metody, ale stěžejním tématem je samozřejmě metoda Activity Based Costing, která má být ve zkoumaném podniku zavedena, jako nová kalkulační metoda. V analytické části je analyzován současný stav v podniku v oblasti kalkulací. V části návrhové je popsán návrh na zavedení Activity...

  17. Field Tests of a NaI(Tl)-Based Vehicle Portal Monitor at Border Crossings

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    Radiation portal monitors are commonly used at international border crossings to detect illicit transport of radioactive material. Most monitors use plastic scintillators to detect gamma rays, but next-generation monitors may contain NaI(Tl). In order to directly compare the performance of the two types of detectors, a prototype NaI(Tl) monitor was tested at two international border crossings adjacent to a comparable plastic scintillator monitor. The NaI(Tl) monitor housed four large detectors, each 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm x 41 cm. The empirical data set from the two field tests contains approximately 3800 passages with known cargo loads for each vehicle For a small subset of the vehicles, high purity germanium detector spectra were also collected. During the survey period several vehicles containing commercial products with naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) passed through the monitor. Typical NORM cargo included pottery, large granite slabs, rock-based floor tiles, construction stone blocks, abrasive material, and fertilizer. Non-NORM sources encountered during the field tests included a large source of 60Co (200,000 GBq) and a shipment of uranium oxide, both items being legally transported. The information obtained during the tests provides a good empirical data set to compare the effectiveness of NaI(Tl) and plastic-scintillator portal monitors. The capability to be sensitive to illicit materials, but not alarm on NORM, is a key figure of merit for portal monitors

  18. Emulsion-based synthesis of NaA zeolite nanocrystals and its integration towards NaA membranes

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    M K Naskar; A Das; D Kundu; M Chatterjee

    2011-07-01

    NaA zeolite nanoparticles (seed crystals) of size 50–65 nm were synthesized using water-in-oil (w/o) type emulsions at a considerably low temperature of 65 ± 1°C in a short duration of 2 h. The emulsions were stabilized using non-ionic surfactants e.g. sorbitan monooleate (Span 80), sorbitan monolaurate (Span 20), polyoxyethylene(5)nonylphenylether with ethoxy numbers of 5 (Igepal CO-520) and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (Tween 80) of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) values of 4.3, 8.6, 10 and 15 respectively. Among the surfactants, the intermediate HLB values of 8.6 (Span 20) and 10 (Igepal CO-520) were effective in synthesizing highly dispersible NaA nanoparticles of size 50–65 nm. The membrane prepared hydrothermally in multi-steps at 65 ± 1°C, using the Span 20-derived seed crystals deposited on porous support, showed the formation of high quality interlocked NaA coating. Single gas nitrogen (N2) permeation of the membrane exhibited a permeance value of 1.01 × 10-8 mol m-2 s-1 Pa-1 at ambient temperature (30°C).

  19. A new automated NaCl based robust method for routine production of gallium-68 labeled peptides

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    A new NaCl based method for preparation of gallium-68 labeled radiopharmaceuticals has been adapted for use with an automated gallium-68 generator system. The method was evaluated based on 56 preparations of [68Ga]DOTATOC and compared to a similar acetone-based approach. Advantages of the new NaCl approach include reduced preparation time (97%), and specific activity (>40 MBq nmole−1 [68Ga]DOTATOC) and is well-suited for clinical production of radiopharmaceuticals. - Highlights: ► A NaCl based automated production of Ga-68-radiopharmaceuticals is described. ► Using 5 M NaCl for pre-purification of 68Ga eliminates the need for organic solvents. ► The method provides for high efficiency, specific activity, and radiochemical purity. ► The new method eliminates the need for the quality control by gas chromatography

  20. Agricultura orgânica em áreas urbanas e periurbanas com base na agroecologia.

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    Aquino, Adriana Maria de; Assis, Renato Linhares de

    2007-01-01

    A agricultura orgânica com base na agroecologia é o mote tecnológico adequado à realidade dos agroecossistemas urbanos. Este artigo ressalta a necessidade de se desenvolver tecnologias e insumos específicos. A partir de experiências com agricultura urbana em diferentes países em desenvolvimento, evidencia-se a necessidade de se buscar capacidades locais e apoio do poder público, especialmente nas iniciativas da sociedade organizada e mobilizada para a produção agrícola urbana.

  1. NaNet: a flexible and configurable low-latency NIC for real-time trigger systems based on GPUs

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    Ammendola, R; Frezza, O; Lamanna, G; Lonardo, A; Cicero, F Lo; Paolucci, P S; Pantaleo, F; Rossetti, D; Simula, F; Sozzi, M; Tosoratto, L; Vicini, P

    2014-01-01

    NaNet is an FPGA-based PCIe X8 Gen2 NIC supporting 1/10 GbE links and the custom 34~Gbps APElink channel. The design has GPUDirect RDMA capabilities and features a network stack protocol offloading module, making it suitable for building low-latency, real-time GPU-based computing systems. We provide a detailed description of the NaNet hardware modular architecture. Benchmarks for latency and bandwidth for GbE and APElink channels are presented, followed by a performance analysis on the case study of the GPU-based low level trigger for the RICH detector in the NA62 CERN experiment, using either the NaNet GbE and APElink channels. Finally, we give an outline of project future activities.

  2. NaNet: a flexible and configurable low-latency NIC for real-time trigger systems based on GPUs

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    Ammendola, R.; Biagioni, A.; Frezza, O.; Lamanna, G.; Lonardo, A.; Lo Cicero, F.; Paolucci, P. S.; Pantaleo, F.; Rossetti, D.; Simula, F.; Sozzi, M.; Tosoratto, L.; Vicini, P.

    2014-02-01

    NaNet is an FPGA-based PCIe X8 Gen2 NIC supporting 1/10 GbE links and the custom 34 Gbps APElink channel. The design has GPUDirect RDMA capabilities and features a network stack protocol offloading module, making it suitable for building low-latency, real-time GPU-based computing systems. We provide a detailed description of the NaNet hardware modular architecture. Benchmarks for latency and bandwidth for GbE and APElink channels are presented, followed by a performance analysis on the case study of the GPU-based low level trigger for the RICH detector in the NA62 CERN experiment, using either the NaNet GbE and APElink channels. Finally, we give an outline of project future activities.

  3. The necessity of renovation of the fundamental concepts of geochemistry for the geothermal systems; La necesidad de renovacion de los conceptos fundamentales de geoquimica para los sistemas geotermicos

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    Mahendra Jaiswal, Pal Verma [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    In this article the exhaustive experimentation of the compilation of the experimental data of quartz solubility is presented along with the saturation curve water - steam and in the zone of compressed liquid. On the base of these data a regression relation was derived, which is valid for the entire range of temperature from 0 to 374 Celsius degrees. This study was developed by Mahendra Pal Verma Jaiswal, researcher of the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE) [Spanish] En este articulo se presenta el experimento exhaustivo de la recopilacion de los datos experimentales de la solubilidad de cuarzo a lo largo de la curva de saturacion agua - vapor y en la zona de liquido comprimido. Sobre la base de estos datos se derivo una relacion de regresion, la cual es valida para todo el rango de temperatura desde 0 a 374 grados Celsius. Este estudio fue desarrollado por Mahendra Pal Verma Jaiswal, investigador del Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE)

  4. Embutidos fortificados con proteína vegetal a base de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Wild.

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    Priscila Maldonado

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Español:El objetivo de esta investigación es substituir la mayor cantidad de proteína animal, por proteína vegetal a base de quinua, sin disminuir la calidad y aceptabilidad del producto, se optó por este pseudocereal ya que posee características nutricionales muy importantes para la alimentación humana. En la actualidad el país atraviesa por una crisis en la disponibilidad de alimentos y por una dependencia crítica de materia prima importada, por lo cual necesita de alternativas propias, que fomenten el consumo de productos nativos y autóctonos. Al elaborar productos con materia prima disponible en el país logramos disminuir la dependencia externa y promover el trabajo interno y por ende contribuir a garantizar la Soberanía Alimentaria. La Soberanía Alimentaria es el derecho de los pueblos a definir sus propias políticas y estrategias sustentables de producción, distribución y consumo de alimentos que garanticen el derecho a la alimentación para toda la población, con base en la pequeña y medi

  5. NaNet:a low-latency NIC enabling GPU-based, real-time low level trigger systems

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    Ammendola, Roberto; Fantechi, Riccardo; Frezza, Ottorino; Lamanna, Gianluca; Cicero, Francesca Lo; Lonardo, Alessandro; Paolucci, Pier Stanislao; Pantaleo, Felice; Piandani, Roberto; Pontisso, Luca; Rossetti, Davide; Simula, Francesco; Sozzi, Marco; Tosoratto, Laura; Vicini, Piero

    2014-01-01

    We implemented the NaNet FPGA-based PCI2 Gen2 GbE/APElink NIC, featuring GPUDirect RDMA capabilities and UDP protocol management offloading. NaNet is able to receive a UDP input data stream from its GbE interface and redirect it, without any intermediate buffering or CPU intervention, to the memory of a Fermi/Kepler GPU hosted on the same PCIe bus, provided that the two devices share the same upstream root complex. Synthetic benchmarks for latency and bandwidth are presented. We describe how NaNet can be employed in the prototype of the GPU-based RICH low-level trigger processor of the NA62 CERN experiment, to implement the data link between the TEL62 readout boards and the low level trigger processor. Results for the throughput and latency of the integrated system are presented and discussed.

  6. NaNet: a low-latency NIC enabling GPU-based, real-time low level trigger systems

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    Ammendola, Roberto; Biagioni, Andrea; Fantechi, Riccardo; Frezza, Ottorino; Lamanna, Gianluca; Lo Cicero, Francesca; Lonardo, Alessandro; Stanislao Paolucci, Pier; Pantaleo, Felice; Piandani, Roberto; Pontisso, Luca; Rossetti, Davide; Simula, Francesco; Sozzi, Marco; Tosoratto, Laura; Vicini, Piero

    2014-06-01

    We implemented the NaNet FPGA-based PCIe Gen2 GbE/APElink NIC, featuring GPUDirect RDMA capabilities and UDP protocol management offloading. NaNet is able to receive a UDP input data stream from its GbE interface and redirect it, without any intermediate buffering or CPU intervention, to the memory of a Fermi/Kepler GPU hosted on the same PCIe bus, provided that the two devices share the same upstream root complex. Synthetic benchmarks for latency and bandwidth are presented. We describe how NaNet can be employed in the prototype of the GPU-based RICH low-level trigger processor of the NA62 CERN experiment, to implement the data link between the TEL62 readout boards and the low level trigger processor. Results for the throughput and latency of the integrated system are presented and discussed.

  7. Time-dependent growth of ceramic supported NaA membranes : a morphological and permeation based study / Jaco Zah

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    Zah, Jaco

    2006-01-01

    Based on its ideal aperture size (4.1 A) and hydrophilic framework, the NaA membrane possesses significant potential in the separation of many industrially important gaseous and liquid mixtures. In the local South African context, the foreseeable production of affordable, high-purity ethanol in the alternative fuel market exemplifies one such a possibility. However, there are still certain aspects to the composite NaA membrane that are not clearly understood. These include the tim...

  8. NaBH4 generator integrated with energy conversion device based on hydrogen combustion

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    Netskina, O. V.; Fursenko, R. V.; Komova, O. V.; Odintsov, E. S.; Simagina, V. I.

    2015-01-01

    A thermoelectric energy conversion device operating on the heat generated by a hydrogen diffusion microflame has been developed. For the first time, a NaBH4 hydrogen generator has been employed as a source of fuel for such type of power generator. A 1%Ru-3%Co/Sibunit catalyst ensures hydrogen generation at a rate of 3 cm3 s-1 during 3 h. Power and efficiency characteristics of the integrated system consisting of a hydrogen generator and an energy converter based on combustion technologies have been studied experimentally. The total efficiency and the generated power of the system were measured to achieve values of up to 1.23% and 0.25 W, respectively. Ways to further improve the system's power output and efficiency characteristics have been discussed.

  9. Base de dados INDEX PSI: recurso informacional na área de psicologia utilizando interface WWWIsis

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    Rosa Maria Vivona B. de Oliveira

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available A Base de Dados Bibliográfica INDEX PSI (http://www.psicologia-online.org.br/index.html surgiu de um convênio firmado entre o Sistema de Bibliotecas e Informação da PUC-Campinas e o Conselho Federal de Psicologia, objetivando a organização da produção científica nacional na área de Psicologia, focalizando artigos de periódicos publicados no período de 1980 a 1999 com a finalidade de disseminação da informação gerada e preservação da memória científica. Utilizou-se, para entrada de dados, o software CDS-Microisis, versão 3.07 para DOS e interface WWWIsis para acesso via WEB. A Base INDEX PSI será objeto de construção de Biblioteca Virtual na área de Psicologia. The bibliographic database INDEX PSI was established through an agreement between the Information and Library System of PUC-Campinas and the Brazilian Federal Psychology Council, aiming at the organization of the national scientific production in the Psychology field. It focuses on serial articles published from 1980 to 1999, in order to disseminate the information produced and to preserve the scientific memory. To input data at this database it was used the software CDS-Microisis DOS version 3.07, and the interface WWWIsis to access through WEB. INDEX PSI as intended to be the beginning of a Psychology Virtual Library.

  10. In Vitro Priming of Naı̈ve T-cells with p-Phenylenediamine and Bandrowski's Base.

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    Gibson, Andrew; Kim, Seung-Hyun; Faulkner, Lee; Evely, Jane; Pirmohamed, Munir; Park, Kevin B; Naisbitt, Dean J

    2015-10-19

    p-Phenylenediamine (PPD) is a component of hair dye formulations that is associated with T-cell mediated allergic contact dermatitis. Antigen-specific T-cells from allergic contact dermatitis patients are activated with either PPD or the oxidation product, Bandrowski's base. In nonallergic individuals, T-cells that are activated by Bandrowski's base, but not by PPD, are readily detectable. The aim of the current study was to use an in vitro T-cell priming assay to assess the activation of memory and naı̈ve T-cells from healthy donors with PPD and Bandrowski's base, and to compare these responses to those observed from allergic patients. Both PPD and Bandrowski's base-responsive clones were generated from allergic patients. The majority of Bandrowski's base-responsive clones were CD4+ and displayed a lack of PPD reactivity. In contrast, CD4+ and CD8+ clones displaying PPD reactivity were detected. Approximately 25% of these displayed low levels of reactivity to Bandrowski's base. Clones from the allergic patients secreted a range of cytokines including IFN-γ, Il-13, and Il-22. In healthy donors, Bandrowski's base-specific T-cell proliferative responses and cytokine secretion were detected with both naı̈ve and memory T-cells. T-cell clones generated from the Bandrowski's base-responsive cultures responded to Bandrowski's base but not PPD. PPD-specific naı̈ve and memory T-cell responses were not detected from healthy donors. These data show that Bandrowski's base stimulates pre-existing memory T-cells isolated from healthy donors and primes naı̈ve T-cells when the chemical is bound to autologous dendritic cells. Priming naı̈ve T-cells against PPD failed, suggesting an important individual susceptibility factor is missing from the in vitro T-cell priming assay. PMID:26355666

  11. Naïve Bayesian Learning based Multi Agent Architecture for Telemedicine

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    Ei Ei Chaw

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Agent-based systems are one of the most vibrant and important areas of the research and development to have emerged in Information Technology in recent years. They are one of the most promising approaches for designing and implementing autonomous, intelligent and social software assistants capable of supporting human decision-making. These kinds of systems are believed to be appropriate in many aspects of the healthcare domain. As a result, there is a growing interest of researchers in the application of agent-based techniques to problems in the healthcare domain. The adoption of agent technologies and multi-agent constitutes an emerging area in bioinformatics. Multi-agent based medical diagnosis systems may improve traditionally developed medical computational systems and may also support medical staff in decision-making. In this paper, we simulate the multi agent system for cancer classification. The proposed architecture consists of service provider agents as upper layer agent, coordinator agent as middle layer agent and initial agent lowest layer agent. Coordinator agent serves as matchmaker agent that uses Naïve Bayesian learning method for obtaining general knowledge and selects the best service provider agent using matchmaking mechanism. Therefore this system can reduce the communication overhead between agents for sending messages and transferring data and can avoid sending the problem to irrelevant agents.

  12. NaVirCept - Nucleic Acid-Based Anti-Viral Project

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    Vaccines are generally considered to be the most effective countermeasures to bacterial and viral diseases, however, licensed vaccines against many disease agents are either not available or their efficacies have not been demonstrated. Vaccines are generally agent specific in terms of treatment spectrum and are subject to defeat through natural mutation or through directed efforts. With respect to viral therapeutics, one of the major limitations associated with antiviral drugs is acquired drug resistance caused by antigenic shift or drift. A number of next-generation prophylactic and/or therapeutic measures are on the horizon. Of these, nucleic acid-based drugs are showing great antiviral potential. These drugs elicit long-lasting, broad spectrum protective immune responses, especially to respiratory viral pathogens. The Nucleic Acid-Based Antiviral (NaVirCept) project provides the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of novel medical countermeasures against military-significant endemic and other viral threat agents. This project expands existing DRDC drug delivery capability development, in the form of proprietary liposome intellectual property, by coupling it with leading-edge nucleic acid-based technology to deliver effective medical countermeasures that will protect deployed personnel and the warfighter against a spectrum of viral disease agents. The technology pathway will offer a means to combat emerging viral diseases or modified threat agents such as the bird flu or reconstructed Spanish flu without going down the laborious, time-consuming and expensive paths to develop countermeasures for each new and/or emerging viral disease organism.(author)

  13. GPU-based Real-time Triggering in the NA62 Experiment

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    Ammendola, R; Cretaro, P.; Di Lorenzo, S.; Fantechi, R.; Fiorini, M.; Frezza, O.; Lamanna, G.; Lo Cicero, F.; Lonardo, A.; Martinelli, M.; Neri, I.; Paolucci, P.S.; Pastorelli, E.; Piandani, R.; Pontisso, L.; Rossetti, D.; Simula, F.; Sozzi, M.; Vicini, P.

    2016-01-01

    Over the last few years the GPGPU (General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units) paradigm represented a remarkable development in the world of computing. Computing for High-Energy Physics is no exception: several works have demonstrated the effectiveness of the integration of GPU-based systems in high level trigger of different experiments. On the other hand the use of GPUs in the low level trigger systems, characterized by stringent real-time constraints, such as tight time budget and high throughput, poses several challenges. In this paper we focus on the low level trigger in the CERN NA62 experiment, investigating the use of real-time computing on GPUs in this synchronous system. Our approach aimed at harvesting the GPU computing power to build in real-time refined physics-related trigger primitives for the RICH detector, as the the knowledge of Cerenkov rings parameters allows to build stringent conditions for data selection at trigger level. Latencies of all components of the trigger chain have...

  14. New-concept Batteries Based on Aqueous Li+/Na+ Mixed-ion Electrolytes

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    Liang Chen; Qingwen Gu; Xufeng Zhou; Saixi Lee; Yonggao Xia; Zhaoping Liu

    2013-01-01

    Rechargeable batteries made from low-cost and abundant materials operating in safe aqueous electrolytes are attractive for large-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion battery is considered as a potential alternative of current lithium-ion battery. As sodium-intercalation compounds suitable for aqueous batteries are limited, we adopt a novel concept of Li+/Na+ mixed-ion electrolytes to create two batteries (LiMn2O4/Na0.22MnO2 and Na0.44MnO2/TiP2O7), which relies on two electrochemical processes. On...

  15. Construction of naïve camelids VHH repertoire in phage display-based library.

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    Sabir, Jamal S M; Atef, Ahmed; El-Domyati, Fotouh M; Edris, Sherif; Hajrah, Nahid; Alzohairy, Ahmed M; Bahieldin, Ahmed

    2014-04-01

    Camelids have unique antibodies, namely HCAbs (VHH) or commercially named Nanobodies(®) (Nb) that are composed only of a heavy-chain homodimer. As libraries based on immunized camelids are time-consuming, costly and likely redundant for certain antigens, we describe the construction of a naïve camelid VHHs library from blood serum of non-immunized camelids with affinity in the subnanomolar range and suitable for standard immune applications. This approach is rapid and recovers VHH repertoire with the advantages of being more diverse, non-specific and devoid of subpopulations of specific antibodies, which allows the identification of binders for any potential antigen (or pathogen). RNAs from a number of camelids from Saudi Arabia were isolated and cDNAs of the diverse vhh gene were amplified; the resulting amplicons were cloned in the phage display pSEX81 vector. The size of the library was found to be within the required range (10(7)) suitable for subsequent applications in disease diagnosis and treatment. Two hundred clones were randomly selected and the inserted gene library was either estimated for redundancy or sequenced and aligned to the reference camelid vhh gene (acc. No. ADE99145). Results indicated complete non-specificity of this small library in which no single event of redundancy was detected. These results indicate the efficacy of following this approach in order to yield a large and diverse enough gene library to secure the presence of the required version encoding the required antibodies for any target antigen. This work is a first step towards the construction of phage display-based biosensors useful in disease (e.g., TB or tuberculosis) diagnosis and treatment. PMID:24702893

  16. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for lactational transfer of Na-131I

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    Turner, Anita Loretta

    The excretion of radionuclides in human breast milk after administration of radiopharmaceuticals is a concern as a radiation risk to nursing infants. It is not uncommon to administer radiopharmaceuticals to lactating patients due to emergency nuclear medicine investigations such as thyroid complications, kidney failure, and pulmonary embolism. There is a need to quantify the amount of radioactivity translocated into breast milk in cases of ingestion by a breast-fed infant. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model (PBPK) and a modified International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) model have been developed to predict iodine concentrations in breast milk after ingestion of radioiodine by the mother. In the PBPK model, all compartments are interconnected by blood flow and represent real anatomic tissue regions in the body. All parameters involved are measurable values with physiological or physiochemical meaning such as tissue masses, blood flow rates, partition coefficients and cardiac output. However, some of the parameters such as the partition coefficients and metabolic constants are not available for iodine and had to be inferred from other information. The structure of the PBPK model for the mother consists of the following tissue compartments: gastrointestinal tract, blood, kidney, thyroid, milk, and other tissues. With the exception of the milk compartment, the model for the nursing infant is structured similarly to the mother. The ICRP model describing iodine metabolism in a standard 70-kg man was modified to represent iodine metabolism in a lactating woman and nursing infant. The parameters involved in this model are transfer rates and biological half-lives which are based on experimental observations. The results of the PBPK model and the modified ICRP model describing the lactational transfer of iodine were compared. When administering 1 mCi of Na131I to the lactating mother, the concentration reaches a maximum of 0.1 mCi/liter in 24

  17. Na+/D-glucose cotransporter based bilayer lipid membrane sensor for D-glucose.

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    Sugao, N; Sugawara, M; Minami, H; Uto, M; Umezawa, Y

    1993-02-15

    A new type of amperometric blosensor for glucose was fabricated using a Na+/D-glucose cotransporter as the signal-transducing sensory element that exploits the D-glucose-triggered Na+ ion current through bilayer lipid membranes (BLMs). The planar BLM was formed by the folding method across a small aperture of a thin Teflon film. The Na+/D-glucose cotransporter, isolated and purified from small intestinal brush border membrane of guinea pigs, was embedded into BLMs through proteoliposomes. The number of the protein molecules thus incorporated in the present sensing membrane was estimated to be ca. 10(7). The sensor response was measured as an ionic current through the BLM arising from cotransported Na+ ion flux under a constant applied potential and was only induced by D-glucose above 10(-9) M, but not by the other monosaccharides except for D-galactose. The effect of applied potentials, Na+ and K+ ion concentrations, and the addition of a competitive inhibitor, phlorizin, were scrutinized to characterize the sensor output. The results were briefly discussed in terms of the potential use of the Na+/D-glucose cotransporter as a sensory element for D-glucose.

  18. Recycling of Na in advanced life support: strategies based on crop production systems.

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    Guntur, S V; Mackowiak, C; Wheeler, R M

    1999-01-01

    Sodium is an essential dietary requirement in human nutrition, but seldom holds much importance as a nutritional element for crop plants. In Advanced Life Support (ALS) systems, recycling of gases, nutrients, and water loops is required to improve system closure. If plants are to play a significant role in recycling of human wastes, Na will need to accumulate in edible tissues for return to the crew diet. If crops fail to accumulate the incoming Na into edible tissues, Na could become a threat to the hydroponic food production system by increasing the nutrient solution salinity. Vegetable crops of Chenopodiaceae such as spinach, table beet, and chard may have a high potential to supply Na to the human diet, as Na can substitute for K to a large extent in metabolic processes of these crops. Various strategies are outlined that include both genetic and environmental management aspects to optimize the Na recovery from waste streams and their resupply through the human diet in ALS. PMID:11542242

  19. DDTC-Na-based colorimetric chemosensor for the sensing of cyanide in water

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    LOU XiaoDing; LI Zhen; QIN JinGui

    2009-01-01

    Sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DDTC-Na) was demonstrated to be a new colorimetrlc cyanide chemosensor by utilizing an indirect trick. First, some copper ions were added to the colorless aque-ous solution of DDTC-Na. Then, the resultant brown solution was studied upon the addition of different anions, including CI-, I-, IO-3, SO2-4, NO-2, Br-, H2PO--4, F-, SCN-, HSO-4, CIO-4 and CN-. It was observed by naked eyes that the brown solution changed to colorless immediately after the addition of the trace cyanide, but there were no changes towards other anions, making DDTC-Na a good selective cyanide chemosensor in pure water.

  20. A novel salinity proxy based on Na incorporation into foraminiferal calcite

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    J. C. Wit

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Salinity and temperature determine seawater density, and differences in both thereby control global thermohaline circulation. Whereas numerous proxies have been calibrated and applied to reconstruct temperature, a direct and independent proxy for salinity is still missing. Ideally, a new proxy for salinity should target one of the direct constituents of dissolved salt, such as [Na+] or [Cl−]. This study investigates the impact of salinity on foraminiferal Na/Ca values by laser ablation ICP-MS analyses of specimens of the benthic foraminifer Ammonia tepida cultured at a range of salinities (30.0–38.6. Foraminifera at lower salinities (30.0 and 32.5 added more chambers (10–11 to their test over the course of the culturing experiment than those maintained at higher salinities (36.1, 7–8 chambers, and 38.6, 6–7 chambers, suggesting that growth rates in this species are promoted by lower salinities. The Na/Ca of cultured specimens correlates significantly with seawater salinity (Na/Ca = 0.22S–0.75, R2 = 0.96, p DNa vary between 5.17 and 9.29 mmol mol−1 and 0.12–0.16 × 10−3, which are similar to values from inorganic precipitation experiments. The significant correlation between test size and Na/Ca results from co-variation with salinity. This implies that foraminiferal Na/Ca could serve as a robust and independent proxy for salinity, enabling salinity reconstructions independent of calcitic δ18O.

  1. Bases psicobiológicas de la adicción a cocaína

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    Rodríguez-Jiménez, R.; Ponce, G.; Jiménez-Arriero, M.A.; Bagney, A.; Cubillo, A I; Aragües, M.; Rubio, G; Palomo, T.

    2006-01-01

    El principal mecanismo de acción de la cocaína es la inhibición de la recaptación de dopamina y noradrenalina, produciendo un aumento de estos neurotransmisores en la sinapsis. El consumo agudo de cocaína produce una serie de cambios bastante conocidos en el sistema cerebral de recompensa. Sin embargo, el consumo crónico, produce, además, otra serie de cambios a nivel molecular que llevan al sujeto desde una situación de consumo puntual, a una situación de dependencia. Se han propuesto difere...

  2. Crescimento da base craniana nos diferentes tipos faciais nos relacionamentos maxilomandibulares ortopédicos de Classe I, II e III: Parte 2 (Crescimento médio de Ba-Na, CC-Na e CC-Ba Cranial base growth in different facial types in Class I, II and III orthopedic maxillomandibular relationship: Part 2 (Mean growth of Ba-Na, CC-Na and CC-Ba

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    Lucelma Vilela Pieri

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: este estudo retrospectivo avaliou o crescimento médio da base craniana nos diferentes tipos faciais e de relacionamentos maxilomandibulares ortopédicos.METODOLOGIA: uma amostra aleatória de 300 pacientes brasileiros leucodermas (131 do gênero masculino, 169 do gênero feminino, com idade média inicial de 10 anos e 2 meses (dentadura mista e final de 14 anos e 8 meses (segundos molares em oclusão e tempo médio de observação de 4 anos e 5 meses, foi selecionada em uma clínica particular, em São Paulo, Brasil. Havia 118 Classe I, 151 Classe II e 31 Classe III. Todas as 600 radiografias cefalométricas laterais foram obtidas no mesmo aparelho de raios-x. As análises de Ricketts e Schwarz modificadas por Faltin foram usadas. As medidas lineares (Ba-Na, CC-Na e CC-Ba foram feitas manualmente pelo mesmo examinador em T1 e T2. Os relacionamentos foram estudados juntos e separadamente, considerando tipo facial e gênero. O teste t-pareado e ANOVA foram aplicados. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: o tipo facial retrovertido cresceu significantemente mais em CC-Na na Classe II, sendo a sua correção desfavorável no gênero feminino; com tendência favorável na Classe III e crescimento dentro do esperado na Classe I. O neutrovertido cresceu significantemente mais em CC-Na nas Classes I e II, sendo desfavorável na Classe II; com crescimento eqüitativo de CC-Na e CC-Ba na Classe III e levemente acima do esperado na Classe I. O provertido teve crescimento eqüitativo em todas as Classes, sendo significantemente favorável na Classe II mandibular; com tendência favorável na Classe III e crescimento médio acima do esperado na Classe I.AIM: This retrospective study evaluated the cranial base mean growth in different facial types and orthopedic maxillomandibular relationship. METHODS: A random sample of 300 Brazilian Caucasian patients (131 males, 169 females, initial and final mean age (10 years 2 months-mixed dentition; 14 years 8 months

  3. Corrosion resistance of FeAl intermetallic phase based alloy in water solution of NaCl

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    J. Cebulski; S. Lalik; R. Michalik

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: Recognizing of corrosion mechanisms in liquid mediums can lead to obtain corrosion-proof material e.g. by applying passivation phenomenon. In this paper attention was paid to determine the corrosion resistance of Fe40Al intermetallic phase based alloy in corrosive medium of liquid NaCl. Research of material susceptibility to surface activation in the pipeline of corrosion processes are conducted.Design/methodology/approach: In the corrosion research electrolyser, potentiostat „Solart...

  4. Destabilized LiBH4-NaAlH4 Mixtures Doped with Titanium Based Catalysts

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    Shi, Qing; Yu, Xuebin; Feidenhans'l, Robert;

    2008-01-01

    hydrogen release temperature compared to the undoped system and that of titanium doped LiAlH4 and NaAlH4 systems. Three dehydrogenation steps with a total of 3.5 wt% released hydrogen are observed for samples with a 2:3 molar ratio, when heated to similar to 210 degrees C under a constant heating ramp...

  5. Nucleation and crystallisation kinetics of a Na-fluorrichterite based glass by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

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    Pérez, Juan M.; Casasola, Raquel; Rincón López, Jesús María; Romero, Maximina

    2012-01-01

    The present paper shows the results of a nucleation and crystallisation study of a Na-fluorrichterite glass carried out by dynamic scanning calorimetry (DSC). The kinetic study was performed using different procedures (Kissinger, Matusita–Sakka and Kissinger–Akahira–Sunose (KAS) methods), and the Avrami parameter was determined from the Ozawa and Malek approximations and the Malek equation. The results have indicated the coexistence of surface and bulk crystallisation in the devitrification p...

  6. Structure-based mechanism for Na(+)/melibiose symport by MelB.

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    Ethayathulla, Abdul S; Yousef, Mohammad S; Amin, Anowarul; Leblanc, Gérard; Kaback, H Ronald; Guan, Lan

    2014-01-01

    The bacterial melibiose permease (MelB) belongs to the glycoside-pentoside-hexuronide:cation symporter family, a part of the major facilitator superfamily (MFS). Structural information regarding glycoside-pentoside-hexuronide:cation symporter family transporters and other Na(+)-coupled permeases within MFS has been lacking, although a wealth of biochemical and biophysical data are available. Here we present the three-dimensional crystal structures of Salmonella typhimurium MelBSt in two conformations, representing an outward partially occluded and an outward inactive state of MelBSt. MelB adopts a typical MFS fold and contains a previously unidentified cation-binding motif. Three conserved acidic residues form a pyramidal-shaped cation-binding site for Na(+), Li(+) or H(+), which is in close proximity to the sugar-binding site. Both cosubstrate-binding sites are mainly contributed by the residues from the amino-terminal domain. These two structures and the functional data presented here provide mechanistic insights into Na(+)/melibiose symport. We also postulate a structural foundation for the conformational cycling necessary for transport catalysed by MFS permeases in general. PMID:24389923

  7. Piezoelectric Active Humidity Sensors Based on Lead-Free NaNbO₃ Piezoelectric Nanofibers.

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    Gu, Li; Zhou, Di; Cao, Jun Cheng

    2016-06-07

    The development of micro-/nano-scaled energy harvesters and the self-powered sensor system has attracted great attention due to the miniaturization and integration of the micro-device. In this work, lead-free NaNbO₃ piezoelectric nanofibers with a monoclinic perovskite structure were synthesized by the far-field electrospinning method. The flexible active humidity sensors were fabricated by transferring the nanofibers from silicon to a soft polymer substrate. The sensors exhibited outstanding piezoelectric energy-harvesting performance with output voltage up to 2 V during the vibration process. The output voltage generated by the NaNbO₃ sensors exhibited a negative correlation with the environmental humidity varying from 5% to 80%, where the peak-to-peak value of the output voltage generated by the sensors decreased from 0.40 to 0.07 V. The sensor also exhibited a short response time, good selectively against ethanol steam, and great temperature stability. The piezoelectric active humidity sensing property could be attributed to the increased leakage current in the NaNbO₃ nanofibers, which was generated due to proton hopping among the H₃O⁺ groups in the absorbed H₂O layers under the driving force of the piezoelectric potential.

  8. Piezoelectric Active Humidity Sensors Based on Lead-Free NaNbO₃ Piezoelectric Nanofibers.

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    Gu, Li; Zhou, Di; Cao, Jun Cheng

    2016-01-01

    The development of micro-/nano-scaled energy harvesters and the self-powered sensor system has attracted great attention due to the miniaturization and integration of the micro-device. In this work, lead-free NaNbO₃ piezoelectric nanofibers with a monoclinic perovskite structure were synthesized by the far-field electrospinning method. The flexible active humidity sensors were fabricated by transferring the nanofibers from silicon to a soft polymer substrate. The sensors exhibited outstanding piezoelectric energy-harvesting performance with output voltage up to 2 V during the vibration process. The output voltage generated by the NaNbO₃ sensors exhibited a negative correlation with the environmental humidity varying from 5% to 80%, where the peak-to-peak value of the output voltage generated by the sensors decreased from 0.40 to 0.07 V. The sensor also exhibited a short response time, good selectively against ethanol steam, and great temperature stability. The piezoelectric active humidity sensing property could be attributed to the increased leakage current in the NaNbO₃ nanofibers, which was generated due to proton hopping among the H₃O⁺ groups in the absorbed H₂O layers under the driving force of the piezoelectric potential. PMID:27338376

  9. Piezoelectric Active Humidity Sensors Based on Lead-Free NaNbO3 Piezoelectric Nanofibers

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    Li Gu

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The development of micro-/nano-scaled energy harvesters and the self-powered sensor system has attracted great attention due to the miniaturization and integration of the micro-device. In this work, lead-free NaNbO3 piezoelectric nanofibers with a monoclinic perovskite structure were synthesized by the far-field electrospinning method. The flexible active humidity sensors were fabricated by transferring the nanofibers from silicon to a soft polymer substrate. The sensors exhibited outstanding piezoelectric energy-harvesting performance with output voltage up to 2 V during the vibration process. The output voltage generated by the NaNbO3 sensors exhibited a negative correlation with the environmental humidity varying from 5% to 80%, where the peak-to-peak value of the output voltage generated by the sensors decreased from 0.40 to 0.07 V. The sensor also exhibited a short response time, good selectively against ethanol steam, and great temperature stability. The piezoelectric active humidity sensing property could be attributed to the increased leakage current in the NaNbO3 nanofibers, which was generated due to proton hopping among the H3O+ groups in the absorbed H2O layers under the driving force of the piezoelectric potential.

  10. Piezoelectric Active Humidity Sensors Based on Lead-Free NaNbO3 Piezoelectric Nanofibers

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    Gu, Li; Zhou, Di; Cao, Jun Cheng

    2016-01-01

    The development of micro-/nano-scaled energy harvesters and the self-powered sensor system has attracted great attention due to the miniaturization and integration of the micro-device. In this work, lead-free NaNbO3 piezoelectric nanofibers with a monoclinic perovskite structure were synthesized by the far-field electrospinning method. The flexible active humidity sensors were fabricated by transferring the nanofibers from silicon to a soft polymer substrate. The sensors exhibited outstanding piezoelectric energy-harvesting performance with output voltage up to 2 V during the vibration process. The output voltage generated by the NaNbO3 sensors exhibited a negative correlation with the environmental humidity varying from 5% to 80%, where the peak-to-peak value of the output voltage generated by the sensors decreased from 0.40 to 0.07 V. The sensor also exhibited a short response time, good selectively against ethanol steam, and great temperature stability. The piezoelectric active humidity sensing property could be attributed to the increased leakage current in the NaNbO3 nanofibers, which was generated due to proton hopping among the H3O+ groups in the absorbed H2O layers under the driving force of the piezoelectric potential. PMID:27338376

  11. Selectivity of a Singly Permeating Ion in Nonselective NaK Channel: Combined QM and MD Based Investigations.

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    Sadhu, Biswajit; Sundararajan, Mahesh; Bandyopadhyay, Tusar

    2015-10-01

    Ion channels, such as potassium channels are known to discriminate ions to achieve remarkable selective transportation of K(+) over Na(+) through the membrane. The recently reported NaK ion channel, on the contrary, seems to be an exception, as it is observed to permeate most of the group IA alkali metal cations and hence is suggested to be nonselective in nature. However, does that correspond to a complete annihilation of selectivity inside the selectivity filter (SF) of the channel? What is the origin of such nonselectivity/selectivity, if any? The present computational study is an extensive multiscale modeling approach to find the probable answers to these intriguing questions. Here, we have used density functional theory (DFT) based calculations using a realistic truncated model of SF from the crystal structures of the NaK ion channel to evaluate the binding of various alkali metal ions (Na(+), K(+) and Cs(+)), free from "contamination" due to the absence any other "rivalry" cations, in its different binding sites. Among all of the possible binding sites, a vestibule is noticed to be nonselective and seen to act as a probable binding site only in the presence of multiple ions. Binding sites S3 and S4 are found to be selective for K(+) and Na(+), respectively. As an important observation, we find that calculations on oversimplified models using an isolated ion binding site may lead to an erroneous selectivity trend as it neglects the synergetics of consecutive binding sites on the final outcome. Energy decomposition analysis revealed ion-dipole electrostatics as the major contributing interaction in metal-bound binding sites. Our investigations find that although NaK is permeable to monovalent alkali metal ions, strongly "site specific" selectivity does exist at the three well-defined noncontiguous binding sites of the SF. Different important physicomechanical parameters (such as ligating environment, synergistic influence of binding sites, and topological

  12. The atom-surface interaction potential for He-NaCl: A model based on pairwise additivity

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    Hutson, Jeremy M.; Fowler, P. W.

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    The recently developed semi-empirical model of Fowler and Hutson is applied to the He-NaCl atom-surface interaction potential. Ab initio self-consistent field calculations of the repulsive interactions between He atoms and in-crystal Cl - and Na + ions are performed. Dispersion coefficients involving in-crystal ions are also calculated. The atom-surface potential is constructed using a model based on pairwise additivity of atom-ion forces. With a small adjustment of the repulsive part, this potential gives good agreement with the experimental bound state energies obtained from selective adsorption resonances in low-energy atom scattering experiments. Close-coupling calculations of the resonant scattering are performed, and good agreement with the experimental peak positions and intensity patterns is obtained. It is concluded that there are no bound states deeper than those observed in the selective adsorption experiments, and that the well depth of the He-NaCl potential is 6.0 ± 0.2 meV.

  13. Optimization of NaOH Molarity, LUSI Mud/Alkaline Activator, and Na2SiO3/NaOH Ratio to Produce Lightweight Aggregate-Based Geopolymer

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    Rafiza Abdul Razak; Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah; Kamarudin Hussin; Khairul Nizar Ismail; Djwantoro Hardjito; Zarina Yahya

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the mechanical function and characterization of an artificial lightweight geopolymer aggregate (ALGA) using LUSI (Sidoarjo mud) and alkaline activator as source materials. LUSI stands for LU-Lumpur and SI-Sidoarjo, meaning mud from Sidoarjo which erupted near the Banjarpanji-1 exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia on 27 May 2006. The effect of NaOH molarity, LUSI mud/Alkaline activator (LM/AA) ratio, and Na2SiO3/NaOH ratio to the ALGA are investigated at a sin...

  14. The COSINUS project - a NaI-based cryogenic calorimeter for direct dark matter detection

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    Angloher, G; Cassina, L; Gironi, L; Gotti, C; Gütlein, A; Hauff, D; Maino, M; Nagorny, S S; Pagnanini, L; Pessina, G; Petricca, F; Pirro, S; Pröbst, F; Reindl, F; Schäffner, K; Schieck, J; Seidel, W

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    At present the results in the field of direct dark matter search are in tension: the positive claim of DAMA/LIBRA versus null results from other experiments. However, the comparison of the results of different experiments involves model dependencies, in particular because of the different target materials in use. The COSINUS R&D project aims to operate NaI as a cryogenic calorimeter. Such a detector would not only allow for a direct comparison to DAMA/LIBRA, but would also provide a low(er) nuclear recoil threshold and particle discrimination.

  15. Corrosion resistance of FeAl intermetallic phase based alloy in water solution of NaCl

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    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Recognizing of corrosion mechanisms in liquid mediums can lead to obtain corrosion-proof material e.g. by applying passivation phenomenon. In this paper attention was paid to determine the corrosion resistance of Fe40Al intermetallic phase based alloy in corrosive medium of liquid NaCl. Research of material susceptibility to surface activation in the pipeline of corrosion processes are conducted.Design/methodology/approach: In the corrosion research electrolyser, potentiostat „Solartron 1285” and computer with „CorrWare 2” software were used. Results of the research were worked out with „CorrView” software. The potentials values were determined in relation to normal hydrogen electrode (NEW. The recording of potential/density of current - time curve was conducted for 300 s. Polarization of samples were conducted in range of potential from 300 mV lower than stationary to Ecor + 1500 mV. Potential change rate amounted 10 mV/min every time.Findings: The results of research conducted in 3% NaCl solution, the best electrochemical corrosion resistance were showed by samples after annealing during 72 hours. It was confirmed by the lowest value of corrosion current density, low value of passive current density, pitting corrosion resistance much higher than in other samples.Practical implications: The last feature is the reason to conduct the research for this group of materials as corrosion resistance materials. Especially FeAl intermetallic phase based alloys are objects of research in Poland and all world during last years.Originality/value: The goal of this work was to determine the influence of passivation in water solutions of H2SO4 and HNO3 on corrosion resistance of Fe40Al intermetallic phase based alloy in 3% NaCl solutions.

  16. Processing and Properties of Porous (K,Na)NbO3-based Lead-free Piezoceramics

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    BABA Ryosuke; KARAKI Tomoaki; FUJII Tadashi

    2016-01-01

    Porous piezoceramics are of interest for applications such as low frequency hydrophones. Porous (K,Na,Li)NbO3-BaZrO3-(Bi,Na)TiO3 lead-free piezoceramics having vertical morphotropic phase boundary composition were fabricated by adding 30μm-diameter acrylic resins. The ceramic powders were synthesized by a conventional solid-state reaction method and then mixed with the resins. Volume ratios of ceramics to resin were 90:10, 80:20, 70:30, and 60:40. After burning out the resins and binder, the specimens were sintered at 1170–1190℃ for 5 h. The porous specimen with 30 vol% acrylic resin had longitudinal acoustic velocity of 4518 m/s, acoustic impedance of 16.44 Mkg/(m2·s), and hydrostatic figure of merit of 405×10-15 m2/N. The hydrostatic figure of merit was about 4 times of that of mono-lithic ceramics. Compared with monolithic ceramics, the porous specimen had a better transducer sensitivity for under-water applications.

  17. Direct Ink Writing of Three-Dimensional (K, NaNbO3-Based Piezoelectric Ceramics

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    Yayun Li

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available A kind of piezoelectric ink was prepared with Li, Ta, Sb co-doped (K, NaNbO3 (KNN powders. Piezoelectric scaffolds with diameters at micrometer scale were constructed from this ink by using direct ink writing method. According to the micro-morphology and density test, the samples sintered at 1100 °C for 2 h have formed ceramics completely with a high relative density of 98%. X-ray diffraction (XRD test shows that the main phase of sintered samples is orthogonal (Na0.52K0.4425Li0.0375(Nb0.87Sb0.07Ta0.06O3. The piezoelectric constant d33 of 280 pC/N, dielectric constant ε of 1775, remanent polarization Pr of 18.8 μC/cm2 and coercive field Ec of 8.5 kV/cm prove that the sintered samples exhibit good electrical properties. The direct ink writing method allows one to design and rapidly fabricate piezoelectric structures in complex three-dimensional (3D shapes without the need for any dies or lithographic masks, which will simplify the process of material preparation and offer new ideas for the design and application of piezoelectric devices.

  18. Multicolor light emitters based on energy exchange between Tb and Eu ions co-doped into ultrasmall β-NaYF 4 nanocrystals

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    Podhorodecki, Artur P.

    2012-01-01

    Multicolor emission is reported from ultrasmall (<10 nm) β-NaYF4:Eu,Tb nanocrystals depending on the excitation wavelengths or emission detection delay time. Detailed optical investigations of three samples (NaYF4:Eu, NaYF4:Tb and NaYF4:Eu,Tb) obtained by a co-thermolysis method have been carried out. Photoluminescence, photoluminescence excitation and emission decay time obtained at different excitation wavelengths have been measured. Excitation mechanisms of Eu and Tb ions have been explained based on the experimental results and calculations using Judd-Ofelt theory. It has been shown that efficient energy transfer from Tb to Eu ions accounts for the efficient red emission of NaYF4:Tb,Eu nanocrystals. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2012.

  19. Optimization of NaOH Molarity, LUSI Mud/Alkaline Activator, and Na2SiO3/NaOH Ratio to Produce Lightweight Aggregate-Based Geopolymer

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    Rafiza Abdul Razak

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the mechanical function and characterization of an artificial lightweight geopolymer aggregate (ALGA using LUSI (Sidoarjo mud and alkaline activator as source materials. LUSI stands for LU-Lumpur and SI-Sidoarjo, meaning mud from Sidoarjo which erupted near the Banjarpanji-1 exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia on 27 May 2006. The effect of NaOH molarity, LUSI mud/Alkaline activator (LM/AA ratio, and Na2SiO3/NaOH ratio to the ALGA are investigated at a sintering temperature of 950 °C. The results show that the optimum NaOH molarity found in this study is 12 M due to the highest strength (lowest AIV value of 15.79% with lower water absorption and specific gravity. The optimum LUSI mud/Alkaline activator (LM/AA ratio of 1.7 and the Na2SiO3/NaOH ratio of 0.4 gives the highest strength with AIV value of 15.42% with specific gravity of 1.10 g/cm3 and water absorption of 4.7%. The major synthesized crystalline phases were identified as sodalite, quartz and albite. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM image showed more complete geopolymer matrix which contributes to highest strength of ALGA produced.

  20. Optimization of NaOH Molarity, LUSI Mud/Alkaline Activator, and Na2SiO3/NaOH Ratio to Produce Lightweight Aggregate-Based Geopolymer.

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    Razak, Rafiza Abdul; Abdullah, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri; Hussin, Kamarudin; Ismail, Khairul Nizar; Hardjito, Djwantoro; Yahya, Zarina

    2015-05-21

    This paper presents the mechanical function and characterization of an artificial lightweight geopolymer aggregate (ALGA) using LUSI (Sidoarjo mud) and alkaline activator as source materials. LUSI stands for LU-Lumpur and SI-Sidoarjo, meaning mud from Sidoarjo which erupted near the Banjarpanji-1 exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia on 27 May 2006. The effect of NaOH molarity, LUSI mud/Alkaline activator (LM/AA) ratio, and Na2SiO3/NaOH ratio to the ALGA are investigated at a sintering temperature of 950 °C. The results show that the optimum NaOH molarity found in this study is 12 M due to the highest strength (lowest AIV value) of 15.79% with lower water absorption and specific gravity. The optimum LUSI mud/Alkaline activator (LM/AA) ratio of 1.7 and the Na2SiO3/NaOH ratio of 0.4 gives the highest strength with AIV value of 15.42% with specific gravity of 1.10 g/cm3 and water absorption of 4.7%. The major synthesized crystalline phases were identified as sodalite, quartz and albite. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image showed more complete geopolymer matrix which contributes to highest strength of ALGA produced.

  1. Investigation and optimisation of mobile NaI(Tl) and 3He-based neutron detectors for finding point sources

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    Neutron radiation produces high-energy gamma radiation through (n,γ) reactions in matter. This can be used to detect neutron sources indirectly using gamma spectrometers. The sensitivity of a gamma spectrometer to neutrons can be amplified by surrounding it with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The hydrogen in the PVC acts as a moderator and the chlorine emits prompt gammas when a neutron is captured. A 4.7-l 3He-based mobile neutron detector was compared to a 4-l NaI(Tl)-detector covered with PVC using this principle. Methods were also developed to optimise the measurement parameters of the systems. The detector systems were compared with regard to their ability to find 241AmBe, 252Cf and 238Pu–13C neutron sources. Results from stationary measurements were used to calculate optimal integration times as well as minimum detectable neutron emission rates. It was found that the 3He-based detector was more sensitive to 252Cf sources whereas the NaI(Tl) detector was more sensitive to 241AmBe and 238Pu–13C sources. The results also indicated that the sensitivity of the detectors to sources at known distances could theoretically be improved by 60% by changing from fixed integration times to list mode in mobile surveys

  2. Turn-on detection of a cancer marker based on near-infrared luminescence energy transfer from NaYF4:Yb,Tm/NaGdF4 core-shell upconverting nanoparticles to gold nanorods.

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    Chen, Hongqi; Guan, Yingying; Wang, Shaozhen; Ji, Yuan; Gong, Mengqi; Wang, Lun

    2014-11-01

    A homogeneous immunoassay for the sensitive and selective determination of trace amounts of α-fetoprotein (AFP, a cancer marker) by detection in the near-infrared (NIR) region based on luminescence energy transfer (LET) from NaYF4:Yb,Tm/NaGdF4 core-shell upconverting nanoparticles to gold nanorods (GNRs) is presented. The carboxyl-functionalized NaYF4:Yb,Tm/NaGdF4 core-shell upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) were excited by a 980 nm continuous wavelength laser, and its emission peak appeared at a near-infrared wavelength (∼804 nm). The carboxyl-functionalized upconverting nanoparticles were conjugated with the anti-AFP (Ab1) and acted as donor. GNRs with a high absorption band around 790 nm, which was overlapped the UCNPs emission, were synthesized and acted as the acceptor. The donor (negatively charged) interacted with the acceptor (positively charged) via electrostatic interactions to bring them into close proximity. LET could occur, producing a quenching phenomenon. When the AFP antigens were added into the system, the binding affinity between AFP and Ab1 was stronger than the electrostatic interactions, which released the energy acceptors from the energy donors, interrupting luminescence energy transfer, and therefore, the luminescence was recovered. On the basis of the restored luminescence, a turn-on optical immunosening system was developed. Under the optimal conditions, the linear range of detection was from 0.18 to 11.44 ng/mL for AFP (R = 0.99), with a detection limit as low as 0.16 ng/mL. The proposed method has also been used to monitor AFP in human serum samples. Therefore, further study based on the NaYF4:Yb,Tm/NaGdF4 core-shell nanoparticles-GNRs construction may open the way for a new class of NIR-LET biosensors with wide applications. PMID:25296290

  3. Europium fluoride based luminescent materials: From hydrogels to porous cryogels, and crystalline NaEuF{sub 4} and EuF{sub 3} micro/nanostructures

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    Wang, Hongkang; Wang, Yu; Zhang, Jie [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Centre for Functional Photonics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong); Gaponik, Nikolai [Physical Chemistry/Electrochemistry TU Dresden, Bergstr. 66b, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Rogach, Andrey L., E-mail: andrey.rogach@cityu.edu.hk [Department of Physics and Materials Science and Centre for Functional Photonics, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong)

    2014-01-15

    Highlights: • Europium fluoride based hydrogels and cryogels are reported. • Emission of Eu{sup 3+} ions is dependent on their existing states and the adopted fluorides (NaF or NH{sub 4}F). • The amorphous NaF- and NH{sub 4}F-mediated cryogels show the strongest emission intensity. -- Abstract: Europium fluoride based hydrogels, porous cryogels, and crystalline NaEuF{sub 4} and EuF{sub 3} nanostructures were prepared by wet chemical route at room temperature by using NaF or NH{sub 4}F as the reactants and gelation agents, in the absence of any other additives. The phase, morphology and thus resultant photoluminescence properties of luminescent products are demonstrated on the basis of the formation and evolution of europium fluoride complexes (EuF{sub 6}{sup 3−}). The characteristic emission of Eu{sup 3+} ions is strongly dependent on their existing states and also the adopted fluorides (both cations and anions of NaF or NH{sub 4}F). The amorphous NaF- and NH{sub 4}F-mediated cryogels with highly porous structure and uniform distribution of optically active Eu{sup 3+} ions show much (one or two order) stronger luminescence intensity than their corresponding hydrogels and crystalline NaEuF{sub 4} and EuF{sub 3} nanostructures.

  4. Conhecimento de performance com base no Teste do Desempenho Motor do Nado Crawl, na aprendizagem do nado crawl

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    Juliana Izabel Katzer

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available ResumoO objetivo deste estudo foi verificar os efeitos do conhecimento de performance (CP, com base no teste do desempenho motor do nado crawl (TDMND (Corazza et al., 2006, na aprendizagem do nado crawl. Participaram do estudo 41 adultos. Enquanto um grupo recebeu CP após boas tentativas, o outro recebeu CP após as más tentativas. O TDMNC, composto por 29 itens, foi usado para a elaboração das informações de CP, assim como para a constatação dos níveis de aprendizagem. Para ambos os grupos, independentemente do CP fornecido, foi detectada diferença entre o pré e o pós-teste, o que indica sucesso no processo de aprendizagem. No entanto, na comparação entre os pós-testes, não foram observadas diferenças significativas entre os grupos. A complexidade do teste e a dificuldade dos aprendizes em discriminar entre boas e más tentativas de prática são discutidos.

  5. Solidification and crystallization properties of CaO-SiO2-Na2O based mold fluxes

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    Sheng-ping He; Qian Wang; Dan Xie; Chu-shao Xu; Z.S.Li; K.C. Mills

    2009-01-01

    Crystallization properties play an important role in keeping a smooth running of continuous casting process and high sur-face quality of cast strands. To reduce fluorine pollution in slag, a new type of CaO-SiO2-Na2O (CSN) based mold flux was studied. The solidification and crystallization properties, including crystallization temperature, crystallization ratio and solidification minera-graphy, were measured, which were compared with the CaO-SiO2-CaF2 (GF) mold flux. The results show that the crystallization performance is equal to the high fluoride mold powder and CSN can be used for peritectic steel grades sensitive to longitudinal cracking in continuous casting.

  6. A climate network-based index to discriminate different types of El Ni\\~no and La Ni\\~na

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    Wiedermann, Marc; Donges, Jonathan F; Kurths, Jürgen; Donner, Reik V

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    El Ni\\~no exhibits distinct Eastern Pacific (EP) and Central Pacific (CP) types which are commonly, but not always consistently, distinguished from each other by different signatures in equatorial climate variability. Here, we propose an index based on evolving climate networks to objectively discriminate between both flavors by utilizing a scalar-valued evolving climate network measure that quantifies spatial localization and dispersion in El Ni\\~no's associated teleconnections. Our index displays a sharp peak (high localization) during EP events, whereas during CP events (larger dispersion) it remains close to the baseline observed during normal periods. In contrast to previous classification schemes, our approach specifically account for El Ni\\~no's global impacts. We confirm recent El Ni\\~no classifications for the years 1951 to 2014 and assign types to those cases were former works yielded ambiguous results. Ultimately, we study La Ni\\~na episodes and demonstrate that our index provides a similar discrim...

  7. The Influence of Na2O on the Solidification and Crystallization Behavior of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-Based Mold Flux

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    Gao, Jinxing; Wen, Guanghua; Sun, Qihao; Tang, Ping; Liu, Qiang

    2015-08-01

    The reaction between [Al] and SiO2 sharply increased the Al2O3 and decreased SiO2 contents in mold flux during the continuous casting of high-Al steels. These changes converted original CaO-SiO2-based flux into CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-based flux, promoting the crystallization and deteriorating the mold lubrication. Therefore, study on the solidification and crystallization behavior of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-based mold flux, with the applicable fluidizers, is of importance. The effect of Na2O, predominantly used as the fluidizer in mold flux, on the solidification and crystallization behavior of CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-based mold flux needs to be investigated. In this study, a CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-based mold flux containing 6.5 wt pct Li2O was designed; the effect of Na2O on the solidification and crystallization behavior of these mold fluxes was investigated using the single hot thermocouple technique (SHTT) and the double hot thermocouple technique (DHTT). Moreover, the slag film obtained by a heat flux simulator was analyzed using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results indicate that the solid fraction of molten slag (Fs) and the crystalline fraction of solid slag (Fc) in the mold slag films decrease with increasing Na2O content from 0 to 2 wt pct. However, Fs and Fc increased when the Na2O content increased from 2 to 6 wt pct. The critical cooling rates initially decreases and then increases with increasing Na2O content. The XRD analysis results show that LiAlO2 and CaF2 were the basic crystals for all the mold fluxes. Increasing the Na2O content both inhibits the Ca2Al2SiO7 formation and promotes the production of Ca12Al14O33, indicating that the mold lubrication deteriorated because of the high melting-point phase formation of Ca2Al2SiO7 in the CaO-SiO2-Al2O3-based mold flux containing 6.5 wt pct Li2O, without Na2O. The strong crystallization tendency also deteriorated the mold lubrication for the mold flux with a higher Na2O content. Therefore, the addition of Na2O was less than 2 wt pct in

  8. Controle ácido-básico na hipotermia The acid-base management in hypothermia

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    Full Text Available O emprego da hipotermia profunda tem se constituído, atualmente, numa Importante estratégia para melhoria da qualidade técnica e resultados em cirurgia cardiovascular. A hipotermia reduz os danos teciduais induzidos pela isquemia por diminuir o metabolismo e preservar os fosfatos energéticos. A regulação do pH tecidual durante a hipotermia é fundamental para a manutenção da homeostasia celular, já que a hipotermia induz alterações desse pH pela mudança provocada na constante de dissociação da água. A questão do melhor manuseio dos gases sangüíneos durante a hipotermia induzida tem sido objeto de controvérsia. Duas abordagens têm sido preconizadas para o manejo das alterações iónicas durante a hipotermia. A regulção pH-stat envolve a manutenção do pH constante de 7,40 em todas as temperaturas com ajustes da PaCO2 e a regulação α-stat permite a variação do pH sangüíneo, que aumenta conforme a diminuição da temperatura e o conteúdo total corpóreo de CO2 é mantido constante. Nesta presente revisão a relação entre pH sangüíneo e intracelular e as alterações iónicas induzidas pela hipotermia são discutidas.Deep hypothermia is a usefull tool to improve technical results in cardiovascular surgery and is nowadays the major strategy used to reduce ischemic injury. Hypothermia reduces metabolism and preserves cellular stores of high-energy phosphates. The regulation of tissue pH during hypothermia is important for cellular homeostasis. Furthermore, hypothermia has important effects on pH by altering the dissociation constant of water and various metabolics intermediates and the question of optimal blood gas management during deliberate hypothermia has been subject of much controversy. Two approaches have been advocated for pH management during hypothermia, the first termed pH strategy, where blood pH is maintained constant at 7,40 at all temperatures with PaCO2 adjustment, and in the second type of

  9. The design of durable Na+-selective CHEMFETs based on polysiloxane membranes

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    Brunink, Jos A.J.; Lugtenberg, Ronny J.W.; Brzozka, Zbigniew; Engbersen, Johan F.J.; Reinhoudt, David N.

    1994-01-01

    The design of durable sodium-selective CHEMFETs based on the covalent attachment of a sodium-selective ionophore and tetraphenylborate anions to a polysiloxane membrane matrix is described. Simulations of the membrane potential of such CHEMFETs using an extended version of the model developed previo

  10. Utilização de subprodutos de origem animal em dietas formuladas com base em proteína bruta e proteína ideal para frangos de corte de 1 a 21 dias de idade Use of animal by-products in diets formulated based on crude and ideal protein fed to broiler from 1 to 21 days of age

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    Luciana Cardoso Cancherini

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento para avaliar a utilização de subprodutos de origem animal em dietas para frangos de corte, formuladas com base na proteína bruta ou proteína ideal. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2x2+1, com duas fontes de proteína de origem animal (farinha de vísceras de aves e farinha de sangue bovino, dois conceitos de formulação (proteína bruta e proteína ideal e uma dieta testemunha à base de milho e farelo de soja, com quatro repetições. As características avaliadas foram ganho de peso, consumo de ração e conversão alimentar. Houve efeito significativo das interações entre fontes de proteína de origem animal e conceitos de formulação para consumo de ração e ganho de peso. Quanto à conversão alimentar, não houve diferença significativa na interação e os melhores valores de conversão alimentar foram encontrados quando se incorporou a farinha de vísceras às dietas. Os melhores ganhos de peso foram obtidos com as dietas com farinha de sangue formuladas com base na proteína bruta e com farinha de vísceras de aves com base na proteína ideal.An experiment was conducted to evaluate the use of animal by-products in broiler diets, formulated based on crude and ideal protein. The experimental design was a completely randomized in a factorial arrangement 2x2+1, with two animal protein sources (poultry viscera meal and bovine blood meal, two formulation concepts (based on crude and ideal protein and a control diet based on corn and soybean meal, with four replications. The evaluated characteristics were weight gain, feed intake and feed: gain ratio. There was a significant effect of the interaction animal protein source x formulation concepts on feed intake and weight gain. There was not significant effect of the interaction on feed: gain ratio and the best values were found when the poultry viscera meal was added to the diets. The best weight gains were obtained with the

  11. O3-type NaNi0·33Li0·11Ti0·56O2-based electrode for symmetric sodium ion cell

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    Zhang, Shuming; Liu, Yu; Zhang, Na; Zhao, Kuan; Yang, Jianhua; He, Shiyang

    2016-10-01

    Layered materials Na0.67+3xNi0.33LixTi0.67-xO2 with Li-substitution as x = 0, 0.05 and 0.11 have been synthesized and investigated as "bi-functional" electrodes for symmetric sodium ion cells. The samples with lithium substitution up to 0.11 are confirmed to be a single phase without impurities and introducing lithium into the transition metal layer increases the interlayer space of the layered materials. It is found that O3-type NaNi0·33Li0·11Ti0·56O2 exhibits two electrochemical working windows, 0.4-0.8 V and 3.1-3.75 V, for sodium ion storage. The as-proposed material thus can be employed as both positive and negative electrodes. As positive electrode, it shows a high working voltage of ca. 3.75 V versus Na+/Na and an initial capacity of 91 mAh g-1 with 19% capacity loss after 100 cycles. When utilized as negative electrode, it delivers a low average voltage of ca. 0.65 V versus Na+/Na, along with a reversible capacity of 125 mAh g-1 and 76% capacity retention after 200 cycles. A symmetric full cell based on the O3-type NaNi0·33Li0·11Ti0·56O2 "bi-functional" electrode has been developed. The cell exhibits a high voltage of 3.1 V and an energy density of 100 W h kg-1 based on the total mass of active electrode materials.

  12. Latest research results on the effects of nanomaterials on humans and the environment: DaNa - Knowledge Base Nanomaterials

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    Marquardt, C.; Kühnel, D.; Richter, V.; Krug, H. F.; Mathes, B.; Steinbach, C.; Nau, K.

    2013-04-01

    Nanotechnology is considered one of the key technologies of the 21st century. The success of this fascinating technology is based on its versatility. It will bring about fundamental changes of basic research as well as of many sectors of industry and also of daily life from electronics to the health care system. However, consumers often miss reliable and understandable information on nanomaterials and all aspects of this versatile technology. A huge body of data on the potential hazards of nanoobjects towards human and environmental health already exists, but is either not easily accessible for a broad audience or presented unprocessable for nonexperts. But risk communication is an essential and thus integral component of risk management. For that purpose, the DaNa-Project aims at filling this gap by collecting and evaluating scientific results in an interdisciplinary approach with scientists from different research areas, such as human and environmental toxicology, biology, physics, chemistry, and sociology. Research findings from the field of human and environmental nanotoxicology are being prepared and presented together with material properties and possible applications for interested laymen and stakeholders. For the evaluation of literature a "Literature Criteria Checklist" has been developed as well as a Standard Operation Procedure template (SOP) based on careful scientific practice.

  13. Latest research results on the effects of nanomaterials on humans and the environment: DaNa – Knowledge Base Nanomaterials

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    Nanotechnology is considered one of the key technologies of the 21st century. The success of this fascinating technology is based on its versatility. It will bring about fundamental changes of basic research as well as of many sectors of industry and also of daily life from electronics to the health care system. However, consumers often miss reliable and understandable information on nanomaterials and all aspects of this versatile technology. A huge body of data on the potential hazards of nanoobjects towards human and environmental health already exists, but is either not easily accessible for a broad audience or presented unprocessable for nonexperts. But risk communication is an essential and thus integral component of risk management. For that purpose, the DaNa-Project aims at filling this gap by collecting and evaluating scientific results in an interdisciplinary approach with scientists from different research areas, such as human and environmental toxicology, biology, physics, chemistry, and sociology. Research findings from the field of human and environmental nanotoxicology are being prepared and presented together with material properties and possible applications for interested laymen and stakeholders. For the evaluation of literature a 'Literature Criteria Checklist' has been developed as well as a Standard Operation Procedure template (SOP) based on careful scientific practice.

  14. Concept relation extraction using Naïve Bayes classifier for ontology-based question answering systems

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    G. Suresh kumar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Domain ontology is used as a reliable source of knowledge in information retrieval systems such as question answering systems. Automatic ontology construction is possible by extracting concept relations from unstructured large-scale text. In this paper, we propose a methodology to extract concept relations from unstructured text using a syntactic and semantic probability-based Naïve Bayes classifier. We propose an algorithm to iteratively extract a list of attributes and associations for the given seed concept from which the rough schema is conceptualized. A set of hand-coded dependency parsing pattern rules and a binary decision tree-based rule engine were developed for this purpose. This ontology construction process is initiated through a question answering process. For each new query submitted, the required concept is dynamically constructed, and ontology is updated. The proposed relation extraction method was evaluated using benchmark data sets. The performance of the constructed ontology was evaluated using gold standard evaluation and compared with similar well-performing methods. The experimental results reveal that the proposed approach can be used to effectively construct a generic domain ontology with higher accuracy. Furthermore, the ontology construction method was integrated into the question answering framework, which was evaluated using the entailment method.

  15. R2NA: Received Signal Strength (RSS Ratio-Based Node Authentication for Body Area Network

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    Yang Wu

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The body area network (BAN is an emerging branch of wireless sensor networks for personalized applications. The services in BAN usually have a high requirement on security, especially for the medical diagnosis. One of the fundamental directions to ensure security in BAN is how to provide node authentication. Traditional research using cryptography relies on prior secrets shared among nodes, which leads to high resource cost. In addition, most existing non-cryptographic solutions exploit out-of-band (OOB channels, but they need the help of additional hardware support or significant modifications to the system software. To avoid the above problems, this paper presents a proximity-based node authentication scheme, which only uses wireless modules equipped on sensors. With only one sensor and one control unit (CU in BAN, we could detect a unique physical layer characteristic, namely, the difference between the received signal strength (RSS measured on different devices in BAN. Through the above-mentioned particular difference, we can tell whether the sender is close enough to be legitimate. We validate our scheme through both theoretical analysis and experiments, which are conducted on the real Shimmer nodes. The results demonstrate that our proposed scheme has a good security performance.

  16. A Naïve Based approach of Model Pruned trees on Learner’s Response

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    Full Text Available Appraisal and feedback have a strong positive influence on teachers and their work. Teachers report that it increases their job satisfaction and, to some degree, their job security, and it significantly increases their development as teachers. Student’s appraisal towards a teacher plays a vital role in building a very good teaching-learning environment in an educational institution. The evaluation report of the student helps the stakeholders to retain qualified teachers for the course. It will also help the teacher to understand the need of the student and the course. Therefore it becomes necessary to evaluate the teacher using appropriate tool to improve the quality of the education. Teacher evaluation can be measured based on the technical knowledge, communication skills, clarity, attitude towards the student etc. Regression trees can be considered as a tool to analyze the teacher appraisal scores. Two regression trees namely the REP tree and M5P algorithms are applied on the data set to bring out new knowledge from it. The algorithms have identified Parameter A as an important factor in teacher’s appraisal. Pruning has been taken as parameter to find the accuracy of the algorithm. The performance of the algorithm is measured using the mean absolute error and the time taken by the algorithms to derive the regression tree. The REP tree algorithm performs better than the M5P algorithm in terms of accuracy as well as the performance.

  17. Algoritmo de classificação de especialistas em áreas na base de currículos Lattes

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    Fellipe de Melo Chagas; José de Jésus Pérez-Alcázar; Luciano Antonio Digiampietri

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho propõe um algoritmo para construir um ranking de especialistas na base de currículos Lattes. Para isto, foi elaborado um algoritmo composto por três estágios de processamento: Score Alfa, que analisa os títulos dos documentos baseado na ontologia definida para selecionar os assuntos e importâncias destes assuntos para cada publicação; Score Beta, que analisa a qualidade das publicações utilizando conceitos definidos pela CAPES para beneficiar produções publicadas em veículos mai...

  18. Replicando um Programa de Transferência Condicionada de Renda: Reflexões com Base na Experiência do Programa Oportunidades

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    One Pager No. 176 ? Replicando um Programa de Transferência Condicionada de Renda: Reflexões com Base na Experiência do Programa Oportunidades por Iliana Yaschine, Universidade Nacional Autônoma do México (UNAM) Durante a primeira década do Século 21, com o apoio de uma série de organizações internacionais, os Programas de Transferência Condicionada de Renda (PTCs) tornaram-se alguns dos instrumentos de política social mais amplamente utilizados no combate à pobreza na América Latina, África ...

  19. Compositional Design of Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Properties of (K, NaNbO3 and (Ba, Na(Ti, NbO3 Based Ceramics Prepared by Different Sintering Routes

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Lead free piezoelectric materials are being intensively investigated in order to substitute lead based ones, commonly used in many different applications. Among the most promising lead-free materials are those with modified NaNbO3, such as (K, NaNbO3 (KNN and (Ba, Na(Ti, NbO3 (BTNN families. From a ceramic processing point of view, high density single phase KNN and BTNN ceramics are very difficult to sinter due to the volatility of the alkaline elements, the narrow sintering temperature range and the anomalous grain growth. In this work, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS and high-energy ball milling (HEBM, following heat treatments (calcining and sintering, in oxidative (O2 atmosphere have been used to prepare single phase highly densified KNN (“pure” and Cu2+ or Li1+ doped, with theoretical densities ρth > 97% and BTNN ceramics (ρth - 90%, respectively. Using BTTN ceramics with a P4mm perovskite-like structure, we showed that by increasing the NaNbO3 content, the ferroelectric properties change from having a relaxor effect to an almost “normal” ferroelectric character, while the tetragonality and grain size increase and the shear piezoelectric coefficients (k15, g15 and d15 improve. For KNN ceramics, the results reveal that the values for remanent polarization as well as for most of the coercive field are quite similar among all compositions. These facts evidenced that Cu2+ may be incorporated into the A and/or B sites of the perovskite structure, having both hardening and softening effects.

  20. A high-resolution TDC-based board for a fully digital trigger and data acquisition system in the NA62 experiment at CERN

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    Pedreschi, Elena; Avanzini, Carlo; Galeotti, Stefano; Lamanna, Gianluca; Magazzu, Guido; Pinzino, Jacopo; Piandani, Roberto; Sozzi, Marco; Spinella, Franco; Venditti, Stefano

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    A Time to Digital Converter (TDC) based system, to be used for most sub-detectors in the high-flux rare-decay experiment NA62 at CERN SPS, was built as part of the NA62 fully digital Trigger and Data AcQuisition system (TDAQ), in which the TDC Board (TDCB) and a general-purpose motherboard (TEL62) will play a fundamental role. While TDCBs, housing four High Performance Time to Digital Converters (HPTDC), measure hit times from sub-detectors, the motherboard processes and stores them in a buffer, produces trigger primitives from different detectors and extracts only data related to the lowest trigger level decision, once this is taken on the basis of the trigger primitives themselves. The features of the TDCB board developed by the Pisa NA62 group are extensively discussed and performance data is presented in order to show its compliance with the experiment requirements.

  1. Diets based on soybean protein for Mediterranean fruit fly Dietas baseadas em proteína de soja para moscas do Mediterrâneo

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    Raimundo Braga Sobrinho

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to develop suitable and economic diets for mass rearing Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae. Diets containing sugar beet bagase, wheat bran, brewer yeast, and others with wheat bran and palletized soybean protein from Brazil were tested. Diets based on soybean protein have shown promising results regarding pupal recovery, pupal weight and adult emergence. Soybean bagase in the form of pellets with 60% of protein can be a very important substitute for other expensive sources of protein.O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver dietas adequadas e econômicas para a criação massal de moscas de frutas do Mediterrâneo, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae. Foram testados dietas com bagaço de beterraba açucareira, farelo de trigo, levedura de cerveja e outras dietas de farelo de trigo e proteína de soja prensada brasileira. Dietas compostas por proteína de soja apresentaram resultados positivos de recuperação de pupas, pesos de pupa e emergência de adultos. O bagaço de soja, na forma de pellet com 60% de proteína, pode ser um importante substituto de outras fontes de proteína.

  2. Effect of Strong Basic Oxide (Li2O, Na2O, K2O and BaO) on Property of CaO-Based Flux

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    2003-01-01

    It is found that strong basic oxides including Li2O, Na2O, K2O and BaO, which are used to replace a part of CaO in CaO-based fluxes, can lower the melting point and the viscosity and enhance the dephosphorizing ability. The mechanism was analysed and the addition of Li2O to CaO-based fluxes was recommended.

  3. Domain configuration changes under electric field-induced antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase transitions in NaNbO3-based ceramics

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    We recently developed a feasible crystal chemistry strategy to stabilize the antiferroelectricity in NaNbO3 through a chemical substitution to decrease the tolerance factor and increase the average electronegativity of the system [Shimizu et al., Dalton Trans. 44, 10763 (2015) and Guo et al., J. Appl. Phys. 117, 214103 (2015)]. Two novel lead-free antiferroelectric (AFE) solid solutions, (1-x)NaNbO3-xCaZrO3 and (1-x)NaNbO3-xSrZrO3, have been found to exhibit the double polarization hysteresis typical of a reversible AFE ↔ ferroelectric (FE) phase transition. In this study, as demonstrated by (1-x)NaNbO3-xCaZrO3 system, the influence of chemical modification and electrical poling on the AFE/FE phase stability was investigated, primarily focusing on the microstructural and crystallographic evolutions. Together with the macroscopic polarization hysteresis measurements, a well-demonstrated structure-property relationship was presented. It was found that the CaZrO3 substitution into NaNbO3 can effectively destabilize the FE Q phase and correspondingly lead to a spontaneous reverting to AFE P phase. In contrast to the reversible AFE ↔ FE phase transition, the domain morphology evolution exhibits irreversible nature with a growing process of the orientational domains after applying electric field. Moreover, a multiple-zone axes electron diffraction map of P and Q phases has been summarized and is believed to be an efficient diagram to determine the AFE/FE nature of the NaNbO3-based systems

  4. Exigência de Lisina para Machos Castrados de Dois Grupos Genéticos de Suínos na Fase de Terminação, com Base no Conceito de Proteína Ideal

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    Moreira Ivan; Gasparotto Luiz Fernando; Furlan Antônio Cláudio; Patrício Valquíria Mayumi Ishida; Oliveira Gisele Cristina de

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    Foi conduzido um experimento para determinar as exigências de lisina de machos castrados, em fase de terminação, de dois grupos genéticos de suínos, com base no conceito de proteína ideal. Foram utilizados 16 suínos do grupo genético comum (GGC) e 16 suínos do grupo genético melhorado (GGM), distribuídos em quatro tratamentos que consistiram de uma ração basal, à base de milho e farelo de soja, contendo 0,60% de lisina e outras três rações, acrescentando-se níveis crescentes de lisina para se...

  5. Initial isotopic geochemistry ({delta} 18 O, {delta} D) of fluids from wells of the Los Humeros, Pue., geothermal field; Geoquimica isotopica ({delta} 18 O, {delta} D) inicial de fluidos de pozos del campo geotermico de Los Humeros, Pue.

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    Barragan Reyes, Rosa Maria; Arellano Gomez, Victor Manuel [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Gerencia de Geotermia, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. E-mail: rmb@iie.org.mx; Ramirez Montes, Miguel; Tovar Aguado, Rigoberto [Comision Federal de Electricidad, Gerencia de Proyectos Geotermoelectricos, Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico)

    2010-01-15

    Isotopic data ({delta} 18 O, {delta} D) from fluids from production wells at the Los Humeros, Pue., geothermal field were analyzed to investigate the possible origin of these fluids and the dominant processes of the reservoir at its initial state. According to pre-exploitation data, it is suggested the Los Humeros reservoir fluids are made of a mixture of meteoric water of very light isotopic composition (paleo-fluids) and andesitic water. The relationship {delta} D vs {delta} 18 O from pre-exploitation data indicates the produced fluids are composed of a mixture of (at least) two fluids with distinct isotopic compositions. At the more enriched end of the mixing relationship are the isotopic compositions of the wells H-23 and H-18 (located in the southern area of the field), while the lighter fluids were found in well H-16 (originally) and then in well H-16 (repaired). It was found that the liquid phases of deep wells are more enriched in {delta} 18 O while the shallow wells present lower values, suggesting a convection process at the initial state. Based on this isotopic profile, it is considered that even the production depths of the wells H-1, H-12 and H-16 (repaired) are just about the same, but their respective isotopic compositions are quite different. The {delta} 18 O value for well H-16 (repaired) seems to be that of condensate steam, while the corresponding values for wells H-1 and H-12 fall within the value interval of the deep wells (H-23). This suggests wells H-1 and H-12 are collecting very deep fluids enriched in {delta} 18 O. These results could be useful in creating a conceptual model of the reservoir. [Spanish] Se analizaron datos isotopicos ({delta}18 O, {delta}D) de los fluidos de pozos productores del campo geotermico de Los Humeros, Pue., para investigar el posible origen de los fluidos asi como los procesos dominantes del yacimiento en su estado inicial. De acuerdo con datos previos a la explotacion, se plantea que los fluidos del yacimiento

  6. Quantum and Classical Molecular Dynamics of Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Na/Li-based Batteries: Molecular Origins of the Conductivity Behavior.

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    Vicent-Luna, Jose Manuel; Ortiz-Roldan, Jose Manuel; Hamad, Said; Tena-Zaera, Ramon; Calero, Sofia; Anta, Juan Antonio

    2016-08-18

    Compositional effects on the charge-transport properties of electrolytes for batteries based on room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) are well-known. However, further understanding is required about the molecular origins of these effects, in particular regarding the replacement of Li by Na. In this work, we investigate the use of RTILs in batteries, by means of both classical molecular dynamics (MD), which provides information about structure and molecular transport, and ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD), which provides information about structure. The focus has been placed on the effect of adding either Na(+) or Li(+) to 1-methyl-1-butyl-pyrrolidinium [C4 PYR](+) bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide [Tf2 N](-) . Radial distribution functions show excellent agreement between MD and AIMD, which ensures the validity of the force fields used in the MD. This is corroborated by the MD results for the density, the diffusion coefficients, and the total conductivity of the electrolytes, which reproduce remarkably well the experimental observations for all studied Na/Li concentrations. By extracting partial conductivities, it is demonstrated that the main contribution to the conductivity is that of [C4 PYR](+) and [Tf2 N](-) . However, addition of Na(+) /Li(+) , although not significant on its own, produces a dramatic decrease in the partial conductivities of the RTIL ions. The origin of this indirect effect can be traced to the modification of the microscopic structure of the liquid as observed from the radial distribution functions, owing to the formation of [Na(Tf2 N)n ]((n-1)-) and [Li(Tf2 N)n ]((n-1)-) clusters at high concentrations. This formation hinders the motion of the large ions, hence reducing the total conductivity. We demonstrate that this clustering effect is common to both Li and Na, showing that both ions behave in a similar manner at a microscopic level in spite of their distinct ionic radii. This is an interesting finding for extending Li-ion and Li

  7. Enhanced photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells based on NaYF4:Yb(3+), Er(3+)-incorporated nanocrystalline TiO2 electrodes.

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    Zhu, Guang; Wang, Hongyan; Zhang, Quanxin; Zhang, Li

    2015-08-01

    Near infrared to visible up-conversion of light by rare earth ion-doped phosphors (NaYF4:Yb(3+), Er(3+)) that convert multiple photons of lower energy to higher energy photons offer new possibilities for improved performance of photovoltaic devices. Here, up-conversion phosphor NaYF4:Yb(3+), Er(3+) doped nanocrystalline TiO2 films are designed and used as a electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells, and the photovoltaic performance of DSSCs based on composite electrodes are investigated. The results show the cell with NaYF4:Yb(3+), Er(3+) achieves a power conversion efficiency of 7.65% under one sun illumination (AM 1.5G, 100mWcm(-2)), which is an increase of 14% compared to the cell without NaYF4:Yb(3+), Er(3+) (6.71%). The performance improvement is attributed to the dual effects of enhanced light harvesting from extended light absorption range and increased light scattering, and lower electron transfer resistance.

  8. Comparison of efavirenz and protease inhibitor based combination antiretroviral therapy regimens in treatment-naïve people living with HIV with baseline resistance.

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    Lim, Charlotte; McFaul, Katie; Kabagambe, Samuel; Sonecha, Sonali; Jones, Rachael; Asboe, David; Pozniak, Anton; Nwokolo, Nneka; Boffito, Marta

    2016-07-17

    A retrospective cohort analysis comparing the efficacy of boosted protease inhibitor-based and efavirenz-based combination antiretroviral therapy in treatment-naïve people living with HIV with baseline resistance found that efavirenz-based treatment led to a shorter mean time to undetectable viral load. A higher proportion of patients with nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor related baseline resistance mutations in the efavirenz-treatment group achieved an undetectable viral load at both 6 and 12 months post-treatment initiation, compared with the boosted protease-inhibitor-treatment group.Supplementary content: http://links.lww.com/QAD/A930. PMID:27139315

  9. GESTÃO DE RISCOS: ANÁLISE DA EVIDENCIAÇÃO DE RISCOS NAS CONCESSIONÁRIAS DE RODOVIAS LISTADAS NA BOVESPA COM BASE NA METODOLOGIA COSO

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    Cristian Baú Dal Magro

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available As concessionárias de rodovias assinam contratos de concessão com o setor público e investem em infraestrutura que, ao término do contrato, retorna ao poder público. Assim, as empresas do setor ficam expostas a riscos que devem ser identificados e evidenciados. Desta forma, o objetivo do estudo é identificar os riscos divulgados e analisar o conteúdo de evidenciação da gestão de riscos nas concessionárias de rodovias listadas na Bovespa com base na metodologia COSO. A pesquisa se classifica como descritiva, análise documental e com abordagem qualitativa. A amostra da pesquisa é composta pelas16 empresas listadas no segmento de exploração de rodovias da Bovespa. Os resultados indicam que os riscos mais evidenciados pelas empresas do segmento de exploração de rodovias são os relacionados ao mercado. Conclui-se que os riscos divulgados pelas empresas seguem uma uniformidade (isomorfismo mimético no que se refere à evidenciação e ao conteúdo.

  10. Surface-Based Regional Homogeneity in First-Episode, Drug-Naïve Major Depression: A Resting-State fMRI Study

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    Hui-Jie Li

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Previous volume-based regional homogeneity (ReHo studies neglected the intersubject variability in cortical folding patterns. Recently, surface-based ReHo was developed to reduce the intersubject variability and to increase statistical power. The present study used this novel surface-based ReHo approach to explore the brain functional activity differences between first-episode, drug-naïve MDD patients and healthy controls. Methods. Thirty-three first-episode, drug-naïve MDD patients and 32 healthy controls participated in structural and resting-state fMRI scans. MDD patients were rated with a 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression prior to the scan. Results. In comparison with the healthy controls, MDD patients showed reduced surface-based ReHo in the left insula. There was no increase in surface-based ReHo in MDD patients. The surface-based ReHo value in the left insula was not significantly correlated with the clinical information or the depressive scores in the MDD group. Conclusions. The decreased surface-based ReHo in the left insula in MDD may lead to the abnormal top-down cortical-limbic regulation of emotional and cognitive information. The surface-based ReHo may be a useful index to explore the pathophysiological mechanism of MDD.

  11. Luminescence resonance energy transfer based on β-NaYF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles and TRITC dye

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    2009-01-01

    β-NaYF4:Yb,Er nanoparticles (NPs) are one of the most efficient upconversion materials, which can convert near-infrared light to higher-energy light through multiple photon absorptions or energy transfer. In addition, they may be attractive alternative donors for luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) studies, because of their sharp absorption and emission profiles, high quantum yields, large anti-stokes shifts, long lifetime, low toxicity, and superior photo-stability. In principle, many problems of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), such as excitation of acceptors, emission overlaps between donors and acceptors, high background noise, potential toxicity, and instability, can be overcome using β-NaYF4:Yb,Er NPs as energy donors. Because the organic coating induced separation can significantly reduce the energy transfer efficiency and aqueous FRET system is difficult to be applied in devices, we demonstrate a novel NP-dye LRET system in solid state. The emission of the β-NaYF4:Yb,Er NPs at 539 nm overlaps with the absorption of the tetrametrylrhodarnine isothiocyante (TRITC), satisfying the requirement of LRET process. Since TRITC molecules are adsorbed on the β-NaYF4:Yb,Er NPs by an electrostatic interaction, the interaction distance is suitable for LRET without any further modulation. The resultant solid LRET system is ready for the further applications for devices.

  12. Luminescence resonance energy transfer based on β-NaYF_4:Yb,Er nanoparticles and TRITC dye

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    SUN LingDong; GU JianQin; ZHANG ShuZhuo; ZHANG YaWen; YAN ChunHua

    2009-01-01

    β-NaYF_4:Yb,Er nanoparticles (NPs) are one of the most efficient upconversion materials, which can convert near-infrared light to higher-energy light through multiple photon absorptions or energy transfer. In addition, they may be attractive alternative donors for luminescence resonance energy transfer (LRET) studies, because of their sharp absorption and emission profiles, high quantum yields, large anti-stokes shifts, long lifetime, low toxicity, and superior photo-stability. In principle, many problems of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), such as excitation of acceptors, emission overlaps between donors and acceptors, high background noise, potential toxicity, and instability, can be overcome using β-NaYF_4:Yb,Er NPs as energy donors. Because the organic coating induced separation can significantly reduce the energy transfer efficiency and aqueous FRET system is difficult to be applied in devices, we demonstrate a novel NP-dye LRET system in solid state. The emission of the β-NaYF_4:Yb,Er NPs at 539 nm overlaps with the absorption of the tetrametrylrhodarnine isothiocyante (TRITC), satisfying the requirement of LRET process. Since TRITC molecules are adsorbed on the β-NaYF_4:Yb,Er NPs by an electrostatic interaction, the interaction distance is suitable for LRET without any further modulation. The resultant solid LRET system is ready for the further applications for devices.

  13. A novel temperature-gradient Na±β-alumina solid electrolyte based SOx gas sensor without gaseous reference electrode

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    Rao, N.; Bleek, C.M. Van den; Schoonman, J.;

    1992-01-01

    An electrochemical SOx ps sensor with a tubular Na+-beta"-alumina solid electrolyte has been fabricated and tested under non-isothermal conditions. The temperature difference between the reference and working electrode of the sensor cell is about 100-degrees-C, which causes a serious deviation...

  14. De la geoquimica al paisaje: composicion elemental de los suelos

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    Martinez-Cortizas, A.; Costa-Casais, M.; Kaal, J.; Ferro-Vazquez, C.; Pontevedra-Pombal, X.; Viveen, W.

    2013-01-01

    El objeto de este libro es el estudio del arte rupestre en la Edad de Bronce hasta la Edad del Hierro en Campo Lameiro (Pontevedra, Galicia), en el que se ha combinado la metodología arqueológica, histórica, etnográfica y paleoambitental, para completar el contexto arqueológico de los petroglifos añ

  15. Comparison between Earth-based Na observations of Mercury's exosphere by THEMIS and in-situ magnetic field measurements by MESSENGER

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    Mangano, Valeria; Massetti, Stefano; Milillo, Anna; Plainaki, Christina; Orsini, Stefano; Rispoli, Rosanna; Leblanc, Francois

    2015-04-01

    The Na exosphere of Mercury is being studied since its discovery in mid '80s from Earth-based telescopes, and it has revealed a high dynamicity and variability. Though the processes and inter-relations at the basis of the Hermean exosphere dynamics are not still clearly understood, there is no doubt that a connection exists among the surface, the exosphere, the intrinsic magnetic field of the body and the Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF), which drives the Solar Wind ions into the Mercury's magnetosphere and surface, via the magnetic reconnection. In this work we analyze our dataset of images of the exospheric Na emission, collected from 2009 to 2013 by the THEMIS ground-based telescope, to perform a comprehensive statistical study of the recurrent patterns, and their relationship with the variability of the IMF. For this purpose, we take advantage of a subset (years 2011-2013) of contemporary in situ measurements of the IMF obtained by the MAG instrument onboard the MESSENGER spacecraft. We found that the mid-high latitude double peaks is the most common Na emission pattern, supporting the view that the solar wind ion precipitation through the polar cusps has an important role in the generation of the observed Na exospheric emission. Moreover, the lack of a statistically significant North-South asymmetry seems to disfavour the idea of an asymmetric and/or shifted magnetic dipole. By analysing a subset of quasi-full disk images, we found that most of the Na emission patterns seems to occur in the pre-noon sector (53%), about 1/3 is roughly aligned along the noon meridian (36%), while only 11% takes place in the post-noon sector. Finally, the comparison with the IMF data indicates that the contribution of the IMF Bx component to the magnetic reconnection is generally weak, even if we found a noticeable correlation between positive IMB Bx and symmetric double peaks pattern. Negative IMF Bz values are usually connected with double peaks emission (likely by widening

  16. Algoritmo de classificação de especialistas em áreas na base de currículos Lattes

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    Fellipe de Melo Chagas

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe um algoritmo para construir um ranking de especialistas na base de currículos Lattes. Para isto, foi elaborado um algoritmo composto por três estágios de processamento: Score Alfa, que analisa os títulos dos documentos baseado na ontologia definida para selecionar os assuntos e importâncias destes assuntos para cada publicação; Score Beta, que analisa a qualidade das publicações utilizando conceitos definidos pela CAPES para beneficiar produções publicadas em veículos mais importantes; e Score Propagated, que analisa a importância de estar bem conectado a demais pesquisadores especialistas propagando o conhecimento obtido. Para o teste de precisão do algoritmo, utilizaram-se dados reais da área de Nanotecnologia.

  17. Model‐Based Assessment of Plasma Citrate Flux Into the Liver: Implications for NaCT as a Therapeutic Target

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    Erion, DM; Maurer, TS

    2016-01-01

    Cytoplasmic citrate serves as an important regulator of gluconeogenesis and carbon source for de novo lipogenesis in the liver. For this reason, the sodium‐coupled citrate transporter (NaCT), a plasma membrane transporter that governs hepatic influx of plasma citrate in human, is being explored as a potential therapeutic target for metabolic disorders. As cytoplasmic citrate also originates from intracellular mitochondria, the relative contribution of these two pathways represents critical information necessary to underwrite confidence in this target. In this work, hepatic influx of plasma citrate was quantified via pharmacokinetic modeling of published clinical data. The influx was then compared to independent literature estimates of intracellular citrate flux in human liver. The results indicate that, under normal conditions, NaCT inhibition will have a limited impact on hepatic citrate concentrations across species. PMID:27069776

  18. Model-Based Assessment of Plasma Citrate Flux Into the Liver: Implications for NaCT as a Therapeutic Target.

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    Li, Z; Erion, D M; Maurer, T S

    2016-03-01

    Cytoplasmic citrate serves as an important regulator of gluconeogenesis and carbon source for de novo lipogenesis in the liver. For this reason, the sodium-coupled citrate transporter (NaCT), a plasma membrane transporter that governs hepatic influx of plasma citrate in human, is being explored as a potential therapeutic target for metabolic disorders. As cytoplasmic citrate also originates from intracellular mitochondria, the relative contribution of these two pathways represents critical information necessary to underwrite confidence in this target. In this work, hepatic influx of plasma citrate was quantified via pharmacokinetic modeling of published clinical data. The influx was then compared to independent literature estimates of intracellular citrate flux in human liver. The results indicate that, under normal conditions, NaCT inhibition will have a limited impact on hepatic citrate concentrations across species. PMID:27069776

  19. In vitro bioactivity of SiO{sub 2}, CaO, Na{sub 2}O - based glasses

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    Lebecq, I.; Desanglois, F.; Follet-Houttemane, C. [Univ. de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis (Spain). Lab. des Materiaux Avances Ceramiques

    2002-07-01

    Bioactivity of 15 glasses in the system SiO{sub 2}-CaO-Na{sub 2}O was evaluated by examining the formation of apatite in vitro. SiO{sub 2} content is varied between 42 mole% and 55 mole%. Surfaces of glasses soaked in SBF were studied by FTIR. An apatite layer is formed on surfaces in a wide compositional region within 4 days. Hench Bioglass 45S5 is also studied for comparison. (orig.)

  20. Model‐Based Assessment of Plasma Citrate Flux Into the Liver: Implications for NaCT as a Therapeutic Target

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    Z. Li; Erion, DM; Maurer, TS

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    Cytoplasmic citrate serves as an important regulator of gluconeogenesis and carbon source for de novo lipogenesis in the liver. For this reason, the sodium‐coupled citrate transporter (NaCT), a plasma membrane transporter that governs hepatic influx of plasma citrate in human, is being explored as a potential therapeutic target for metabolic disorders. As cytoplasmic citrate also originates from intracellular mitochondria, the relative contribution of these two pathways represents critical in...

  1. Caroço de algodão em dietas à base de palma forrageira para vacas leiteiras: síntese de proteína microbiana Whole cottonseed in forage cactus based diets: synthesis of microbial protein

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    Airon Aparecido Silva de Melo

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se avaliar o efeito da inclusão de caroço de algodão em substituição parcial à silagem de sorgo e ao farelo de soja em dietas à base de palma forrageira sobre a produção de proteína microbiana, a eficiência de síntese de proteína microbiana e as concentrações de uréia na urina e de uréia e N-uréia no plasma e no leite de vacas holandesas em lactação. Foram utilizados cinco animais aos 50 dias de lactação, distribuídos em quadrado latino 5 × 5. Os tratamentos consistiram de cinco níveis (0,0; 6,25; 12,50; 18,75 e 25,00% de inclusão de caroço de algodão na MS da dieta. A inclusão de caroço de algodão na dieta não influenciou a síntese de nitrogênio ou proteína microbiana, cujos valores médios foram 295,08 e 1.844,27 g/dia, respectivamente. As eficiências de síntese de nitrogênio e proteína microbiana diminuíram linearmente, em proporções de 0,30 e 1,43 g para cada 1% de caroço de algodão na dieta, respectivamente. Os níveis de uréia na urina e de uréia e N-uréia no plasma e no leite não foram afetados pela inclusão de caroço de algodão na dieta. Portanto, em dietas à base de palma forrageira, a inclusão de caroço de algodão em níveis de até 25% da MS não interfere na síntese de proteína microbiana e nas concentrações de uréia.The objective of this trial was to investigate the effects of partial replacement of sorghum silage and soybean meal with whole cottonseed on microbial protein synthesis and efficiency and nitrogen metabolism in lactating Holstein cows receiving forage cactus based diets. Five animals were randomly assigned to a 5 × 5 Latin square design and were fed diets containing (% of DM: 0.0, 6.25, 12.50, 18.75, and 25.00% of whole cottonseed. Inclusion of whole cottonseed in the diet did not affect microbial nitrogen and microbial protein synthesis, which averaged 295.08 and 1844.27 g/day, respectively. Microbial protein synthesis and microbial nitrogen

  2. A Gestão da Qualidade em Serviços de Informação com base na ISO 9000

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    Valéria Martin Valls

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Aborda a implantação da Gestão da Qualidade em Serviços de Informação com base nas normas da série ISO 9000, a partir de ampla revisão de literatura nacional e internacional, desde o início de sua incidência na literatura especializada até os dias atuais. São apresentados e discutidos os principais benefícios, críticas e dificuldades da implantação deste tipo de modelo, traçando um panorama do tema, com o objetivo de apoiar os gestores de Serviços de Informação na sua compreensão e entendimento, contribuindo para a consolidação da Gestão da Qualidade na área de administração de Serviços de Informação.

  3. Theoretical characterization of quaternary iridium based hydrides NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr)

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    Bouras, S. [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Ghebouli, B., E-mail: bghebouli@yahoo.fr [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Benkerri, M. [Laboratory of Studies Surfaces and Interfaces of Solids Materials, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Ghebouli, M.A., E-mail: med.amineghebouli@yahoo.fr [Microelectronic Laboratory (LMSE), University of Bachir Ibrahimi, Bordj-Bou-Arreridj 34000 (Algeria); Research Unit on Emerging Materials (RUEM), University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Choutri, H. [Microelectronic Laboratory (LMSE), University of Bachir Ibrahimi, Bordj-Bou-Arreridj 34000 (Algeria); Louail, L.; Chihi, T.; Fatmi, M. [Research Unit on Emerging Materials (RUEM), University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Bouhemadou, A. [Laboratory for Developing New Materials and Their Characterization, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Setif 1, 19000 (Algeria); Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451 (Saudi Arabia); Khenata, R.; Khachai, H. [Laboratoire de Physique Quantique et de Modélisation Mathématique, Université de Mascara, 29000 (Algeria)

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    The quaternary iridium based hydrides NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) are promising candidates as hydrogen storage materials. We have studied the structural, elastic, electronic, optical and thermodynamic properties of NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) within the generalized gradient approximation, the local density approximation (LDA) and mBj in the frame of density functional perturbation theory. These alloys have a large indirect Γ–X band gap. The thermodynamic functions were computed using the phonon density of states. The origin of the possible transitions from valence band to conduction band was illustrated. By using the complex dielectric function, the optical properties such as absorption, reflectivity, loss function, refractive index and optical conductivity have been obtained. - Graphical abstract: Real and imaginary parts of the dielectric function, the absorption spectrum α(ω), reflectivity R(ω) and energy-loss spectrum L(ω). - Highlights: • NaAeIrH{sub 6} (Ae = Ca, Ba and Sr) alloys have been investigated. • The elastic moduli, energy gaps are predicted. • The optical and thermal properties were studied.

  4. Tin phosphide-based anodes for sodium-ion batteries: synthesis via solvothermal transformation of Sn metal and phase-dependent Na storage performance

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    Shin, Hyun-Seop; Jung, Kyu-Nam; Jo, Yong Nam; Park, Min-Sik; Kim, Hansung; Lee, Jong-Won

    2016-05-01

    There is a great deal of current interest in the development of rechargeable sodium (Na)-ion batteries (SIBs) for low-cost, large-scale stationary energy storage systems. For the commercial success of this technology, significant progress should be made in developing robust anode (negative electrode) materials with high capacity and long cycle life. Sn-P compounds are considered promising anode materials that have considerable potential to meet the required performance of SIBs, and they have been typically prepared by high-energy mechanical milling. Here, we report Sn-P-based anodes synthesised through solvothermal transformation of Sn metal and their electrochemical Na storage properties. The temperature and time period used for solvothermal treatment play a crucial role in determining the phase, microstructure, and composition of the Sn-P compound and thus its electrochemical performance. The Sn-P compound prepared under an optimised solvothermal condition shows excellent electrochemical performance as an SIB anode, as evidenced by a high reversible capacity of ~560 mAh g‑1 at a current density of 100 mA g‑1 and cycling stability for 100 cycles. The solvothermal route provides an effective approach to synthesising Sn-P anodes with controlled phases and compositions, thus tailoring their Na storage behaviour.

  5. Improvement of corrosion resistance in NaOH solution and glass forming ability of as-cast Mg-based bulk metallic glasses by microalloying

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    Peng Hao

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The influences of the addition of Ag on the glass forming ability (GFA and corrosion behavior were investigated in the Mg-Ni-based alloy system by X-ray diffraction (XRD and electrochemical polarization in 0.1 mol/L NaOH solution. Results shows that the GFA of the Mg-Ni-based BMGs can be improved dramatically by the addition of an appropriate amount of Ag; and the addition element Ag can improve the corrosion resistance of Mg-Ni-based bulk metallic glass. The large difference in atomic size and large negative mixing enthalpy in alloy system can contribute to the high GFA. The addition element Ag improves the forming speed and the stability of the passive film, which is helpful to decrease the passivation current density and to improve the corrosion resistance of Mg-Ni-based bulk metallic glass.

  6. Influência da sacarose e do corte da base da haste na longevidade de inflorescências de Zinnia elegans

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    Carneiro Tânia Forster

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Flores de zínia (Zinnia elegans Jacq. são adaptadas às condições climáticas da Região Sudeste do País, com excelente potencial para a comercialização como flor de corte. O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a influência da sacarose aplicada na forma de solução de condicionamento, e do corte periódico da base das hastes sobre a longevidade e absorção de água pelas flores. Hastes florais uniformizadas em tamanho foram submetidas ao condicionamento, por seis horas, com sacarose a 5, 10, 15 e 20% ou com soluções de 10% de sacarose por 0, 6, 12, 18 e 24 horas, com ou sem cortes periódicos na base das hastes a cada 48 horas. O tratamento das flores por seis horas com sacarose a 5, 10, 15 ou 20% não afetou a longevidade das flores, comparado àquelas mantidas somente com água destilada. O corte periódico da base das hastes promoveu melhor suprimento de água às flores, estendendo a longevidade. O condicionamento das flores com 10% de sacarose por 18 ou 24 horas acelerou a senescência das flores em vaso. A taxa de produção de etileno foi inibida pelo aumento da concentração de sacarose na solução de condicionamento.

  7. 10BaF2∶NaF, Na3AlF6/TiO2 composite as a novel visible-light-driven photocatalyst based on upconversion emission

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    Liu En-Zhou; Fan Jun; Hu Xiao-Yun; Hou Wen-Qian; Dai Hong-Zhe

    2012-01-01

    A rare-earth free upconversion luminescent material,10BaF2∶NaF,Na3AlF6,is synthesized by a hydrothermal method.The study of fluorescent spectrum indicates that it can convert visible light (550 nm-610 nm) into ultraviolet light (290 nm-350 nm),and two emission peaks at 304 nm and 324 nm are observed under the excitation of 583 nm at room temperature.Subsequently,10BaF2∶NaF,Na3AlF6/TiO2 composite photocatalyst is prepared and its catalyticactivity is evaluated by the photocatalytic reduction of CO2 under visible light irradiation (λ > 515 nm).The resultsshow that 10BaF2∶NaF,Na3AlF6/TiO2 is a more effective photocatalyst for CO2 reduction than pure TiO2,their corresponding methanol yields are 179 and 0 μmol/g-cat under the same conditions.Additionally,the mechanism of photocatalytic reduction of CO2 on 10BaF2∶NaF,Na3A1F6/TiO2 is proposed.

  8. Profil studenckiej rekreacji ruchowej na podstawie wybranych pomiarów spirometrycznych. Badania pilotażowe = The recreational student profile based on chosen spirometric measurements

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    Pujszo, Małgorzata; Drumińska, Ewelina; Wilczyńska, Sylwia; Stępniak, Robert; Pabianek, Łukasz

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    Pujszo Małgorzata, Drumińska Ewelina, Wilczyńska Sylwia, Stępniak Robert, Pabianek Łukasz. Profil studenckiej rekreacji ruchowej na podstawie wybranych pomiarów spirometrycznych. Badania pilotażowe = The recreational student profile based on chosen spirometric measurements. The pilot studies. Journal of Health Sciences. 2014;4(13):257-265. ISSN 1429-9623 / 2300-665X. http://journal.rsw.edu.pl/index.php/JHS/article/view/2014%3B4%2813%29%3A257-265 http://www.ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index....

  9. Highly sensitive fluorescent probe for clenbuterol hydrochloride detection based on its catalytic oxidation of eosine Y by NaIO4.

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    Liu, Jiaming; Liu, Zhen-bo; Huang, Qitong; Lin, Chang-Qing; Lin, Xiaofeng

    2014-09-01

    A highly sensitive fluorescent probe for clenbuterol hydrochloride (CLB) detection has been first designed based on its catalytic effect on NaIO4 oxidating eosine Y (R). And this environment-friendly, simple, rapid, selective and sensitive fluorescent probe has been utilized to detect CLB in the practical samples with the results consisting with those obtained by GC/MS. The structures of R and CLB were characterized by infrared spectra. The mechanism of the proposed assay for the detection of CLB was also discussed.

  10. A influência da estrutura sociorrelacional do empreendedor na capacidade inovativa de empresas incubadas de base tecnológica

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    Hoffmann, Valmir Emill; Reyes Junior, Edgar; Danda, Gustavo da Nóbrega; Veloso, Yasmin Silva

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    O objetivo desse trabalho é avaliar as influências das interações sociais dos empreendedores na capacidade de inovação das empresas em uma incubadora de base tecnológica. O processo inovação organizacional pode sofrer influências positivas quando o gestor possui habilidade em unir conhecimentos complementares e entender o processo de interação com outras organizações. Assim, analisou-se a estrutura sociorrelacional dos empreendedores, de maneira a vincular o poder das conexões dos atores à su...

  11. Protective Properties of High Temperature Oxide Films on Ni-based Superalloys in 3.5% NaCl Solution

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    2007-01-01

    The electrochemical behaviors of high temperature oxide film formed on the sputtered microcrystalline coating of M38 alloy (mc-M38) were investigated by potentiodynamic and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques in 3.5% NaCl solution. Mott-Schottky analysis was used to study the semi-conductive properties of the surface oxide. The results of the capacitance measurements showed that the oxide films on both the coating and the cast alloy were p-type semiconducting characteristics. Both the carrier density (Na)and the flat band potential (Efb) were obviously frequency-dependent, and the optimal frequency range was from 1000 to 1500 Hz. The oxidized coating exhibited higher protectivity than the oxidized cast alloy due to the lower carrier density compared with that of the oxidized cast alloy. The EIS data of the long-term immersing tests suggested that the oxide film served as an inner-barrier layer against chloride ions. The penetration of the aggressive ions into the surface oxide resulted in the decreased polarization resistance as a function of the immersion time.

  12. Temperature dependent structures and properties of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based lead free piezoelectric composite.

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    Zhang, Ji; Sun, Lei; Geng, Xiao-Yu; Zhang, Bin-Bin; Yuan, Guo-Liang; Zhang, Shan-Tao

    2016-07-01

    The thermal depolarization around 100 °C of the Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based piezoelectric solid solutions leads to the disappearance of macroscopic ferroelectric/piezoelectric properties and remains a long-standing obstacle for their actual applications. In this communication, we report lead-free piezoelectric composites of 0.94Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.06BaTiO3:0.5ZnO (BNT-6BT:0.5ZnO, where 0.5 is the mole ratio of ZnO to BNT-6BT) with deferred thermal depolarization, which is experimentally confirmed by systematic temperature dependent dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric measurements. Especially, based on temperature dependent X-ray diffraction measurements on unpoled and poled samples, thermal depolarization is confirmed to have no relationship with the structural phase transition, the possible mechanism for the deferred thermal depolarization is correlated with the ZnO-induced local electric field which can suppress the depolarization field. We believe our results may be helpful for understanding the origin of thermal depolarization in BNT-based piezoelectric materials, and thus provide an effective way to overcoming this obstacle. PMID:27334673

  13. Comparison of two position sensitive gamma-ray detectors based on continuous YAP and pixellated NaI(TI) for nuclear medical imaging applications

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    2008-01-01

    Dedicated position sensitive gamma-ray detectors based on position sensitive photomultiplier tubes (PSPMTs) coupled to scintillation crystals, have been used for the construction of compact gamma-ray imaging systems, suitable for nuclear medical imaging applications such as small animal imaging and single organ imaging and scintimammography. In this work, the performance of two gamma-ray detectors: a continuous YAP scintillation crystal coupled to a Hamamastu R2486 PSPMT and a pixellated NaI(TI) scintillation array crystal coupled to the same PSPMT, is compared. The results show that the gamma-ray detector based on a pixellated NaI(TI) scintillation array crystal is a promising candidate for nuclear medical imaging applications,since their performance in terms of position linearity, spatial resolution and effective field of view (FOV) is superior than that of the gamma-ray detector based on a continuous YAP scintillation crystal. However, a better photodetector (Hamamatau H8500 Flat Panel PMT, for example) coupled to the continuous crystal is also likely a good selection for nuclear medicine imaging applications.

  14. Determination of depolarization temperature of (Bi1/2Na1/2)TiO3-based lead-free piezoceramics

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    Anton, Eva-Maria; Jo, Wook; Damjanovic, Dragan; Rödel, Jürgen

    2011-11-01

    The depolarization temperature Td of piezoelectric materials is an important figure of merit for their application at elevated temperatures. Until now, there are several methods proposed in the literature to determine the depolarization temperature of piezoelectrics, which are based on different physical origins. Their validity and inter-correlation have not been clearly manifested. This paper applies the definition of depolarization temperature as the temperature of the steepest decrease of remanent polarization and evaluates currently used methods, both in terms of this definition and practical applicability. For the investigations, the lead-free piezoceramics (1-y)(Bi1/2Na1/2TiO3-xBi1/2K1/2TiO3)-yK0.5Na0.5NbO3 in a wide compositional range were chosen. Results were then compared to those for BaTiO3 and a commercial Pb(Zr,Ti)O3-based material as references. Thermally stimulated depolarization current and in situ temperature-dependent piezoelectric coefficient d33 are recommended to determine Td according to the proposed definition. Methods based on inflection point of the real part of permittivity or the peak in dielectric loss give consistently higher temperature values.

  15. Temperature dependent structures and properties of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based lead free piezoelectric composite.

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    Zhang, Ji; Sun, Lei; Geng, Xiao-Yu; Zhang, Bin-Bin; Yuan, Guo-Liang; Zhang, Shan-Tao

    2016-07-01

    The thermal depolarization around 100 °C of the Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based piezoelectric solid solutions leads to the disappearance of macroscopic ferroelectric/piezoelectric properties and remains a long-standing obstacle for their actual applications. In this communication, we report lead-free piezoelectric composites of 0.94Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.06BaTiO3:0.5ZnO (BNT-6BT:0.5ZnO, where 0.5 is the mole ratio of ZnO to BNT-6BT) with deferred thermal depolarization, which is experimentally confirmed by systematic temperature dependent dielectric, ferroelectric, piezoelectric measurements. Especially, based on temperature dependent X-ray diffraction measurements on unpoled and poled samples, thermal depolarization is confirmed to have no relationship with the structural phase transition, the possible mechanism for the deferred thermal depolarization is correlated with the ZnO-induced local electric field which can suppress the depolarization field. We believe our results may be helpful for understanding the origin of thermal depolarization in BNT-based piezoelectric materials, and thus provide an effective way to overcoming this obstacle.

  16. Utilização de subprodutos de origem animal em dietas formuladas com base em proteína bruta e proteína ideal para frangos de corte de 22 a 42 dias de idade Use of animal by-products in diets formulated based on crude and ideal protein fed to broilers from 22 to 42 days of age

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    Luciana Cardoso Cancherini

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    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento para avaliar a utilização de subprodutos de origem animal em dietas para frangos de corte de 22 a 42 dias de idade, formuladas com base nos conceitos de proteína bruta e proteína ideal. O delineamento foi inteiramente casualizado em esquema fatorial 2x2+1, ou seja, duas fontes de proteína de origem animal (farinha de vísceras de aves e farinha de sangue bovino, dois conceitos de formulação (proteína bruta e proteína ideal e uma dieta controle à base de milho e farelo de soja, com quatro repetições. As características avaliadas foram ganho de peso, consumo de ração, conversão alimentar, rendimentos de carcaça e de peito e gordura abdominal. O ganho de peso, consumo de ração e conversão alimentar não foram afetados pelas fontes de proteína e conceitos de formulação, no entanto, o teor de gordura abdominal foi menor nas aves alimentadas com farinha de vísceras que naquelas alimentadas com dieta contendo farinha de sangue.An experiment was conducted to evaluate the use of animal by-products in diets of broilers from 22 to 42 days of age, formulated based on crude and ideal protein concepts. The experimental design was a completely randomized in a factorial arrangement 2x2+1 with two animal protein sources (poultry viscera meal and bovine blood meal, two formulation concepts (based on crude and ideal protein and a control diet based on corn and soybean meal, with four replications. The evaluated characteristics were weight gain, feed intake, feed: gain ratio, carcass and breast yield and abdominal fat content. Weight gain, feed intake and feed: gain ratio were not affected by the protein sources and formulation concepts, however, abdominal fat content of broilers fed diets with poultry viscera meal was lower compared to birds that fed diets containing bovine blood meal.

  17. Synthesis and luminescent features of NaCaPO{sub 4}:Tb{sup 3+} green phosphor for near UV-based LEDs

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    Ratnam, B.V. [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Jayasimhadri, M., E-mail: jayaphysics@yahoo.com [Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technological University, Delhi 110 042 (India); Bhaskar Kumar, G. [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Jang, Kiwan, E-mail: kwjang@changwon.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, S.S. [Department of Physics, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Y.I.; Lim, J.M.; Shin, D.S. [Department of Chemistry, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Song, T.K. [School of Nano and Advanced Materials Engineering, Changwon National University, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-07-05

    Highlights: ► Successfully synthesized orthorhombic phase of NaCaPO{sub 4} (NCP) phosphors ► Structural and Luminescent properties have been investigated. ► In the excitation spectrum, {sup 7}F{sub 6}→{sup 5}G{sub 6} transition at 370 nm exhibit highest intensity. ► CIE coordinates of Tb{sup 3+}: NCP phosphor indicate green light emission in CIE diagram. ► Hence, Tb{sup 3+} doped NaCaPO{sub 4} is suitable for UV based pc-LEDs. -- Abstract: An efficient green emitting Tb{sup 3+} doped NaCaPO{sub 4} (NCP) phosphor was synthesized by using conventional solid-state reaction for solid-state lighting applications. X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), FT-IR, emission and excitation properties were extensively investigated for NCP phosphors. X-ray diffraction analysis confirmed the formation of NaCaPO{sub 4} with orthorhombic structure. The excitation spectrum consists of strong 4f–4f transition at around 370 nm, which has higher intensity than the f–d transition. Emission spectra indicated that this phosphor can be efficiently excited by UV light in the range from 250 to 400 nm, and shows strong emission band centered at 547 nm. Analysis of the emission spectra with different Tb{sup 3+} concentrations revealed that the optimum dopant concentration for these NCP phosphors is about 5 mol% of Tb{sup 3+}. Diminishing of {sup 5}D{sub 3} level and increasing of {sup 5}D{sub 4} level emission intensity with the Tb{sup 3+} concentration explained successfully. The emission color was analyzed and confirmed with the help of chromaticity coordinates and color temperature. The excellent luminescent properties of NaCaPO{sub 4}:Tb{sup 3+} phosphor makes it as a potential green phosphor upon near-UV LED excitation.

  18. Efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based therapy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in treatment-naïve and treatment-experienced patients.

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    Liu, Xi; Wang, Yawen; Zhang, Guanjun; Li, Na; Zhu, Qianqian; Chang, Hongyun; Han, Qunying; Lv, Yi; Liu, Zhengwen

    2014-08-01

    Sofosbuvir, a hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase inhibitor, is a new direct-acting antiviral for chronic HCV infection. This systematic review and proportional meta-analysis examined the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir-based therapy for chronic HCV infection in treatment-naïve and -experienced patients. Medline, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE and Web of Science databases were searched. Clinical trials examining sofosbuvir plus ribavirin (RBV) and pegylated interferon-α (peg-IFN) or sofosbuvir plus RBV among adults with chronic HCV infection were included. Data were extracted on virological responses including sustained virological response at post-treatment Week 12 (SVR12), relapse, treatment discontinuation due to an adverse event (AE), virological breakthrough during treatment, and AEs. One trial and 13 treatment arms/cohorts from seven studies met the criteria for analysis in treatment-naïve patients who were treated with sofosbuvir, RBV and peg-IFN; the SVR12 was 89% (95% CI 85-92%), relapse was 5% and the serious adverse event (SAE) rate was 4%. Six treatment arms/cohorts met the criteria for analysis in treatment-naïve patients who were treated with sofosbuvir and RBV; the SVR12 was 72% (95% CI 60-81%), relapse was 27% and the SAE rate was 3%. Three treatment arms/cohorts met the criteria for analysis in treatment-experienced patients who were treated with sofosbuvir and RBV; the SVR12 was 51% (95% CI 27-75%), relapse was 46% and the SAE rate was 4%. In conclusion, sofosbuvir-based treatment is effective and safe in treating chronic HCV infection, although the SVR12 of its combination with RBV, especially in treatment-experienced patients, requires improvement.

  19. Tribocorrosion Behavior of Fe-Based Amorphous Composite Coating Reinforced by Al2O3 in 3.5% NaCl Solution

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    Yasir, Muhammad; Zhang, Cheng; Wang, Wei; Zhang, Zhi-Wei; Liu, Lin

    2016-09-01

    Although corrosion and friction/wear behavior of Fe-based amorphous coatings and their composites has been extensively studied during the past decade, there is very limited work related to tribocorrosion behavior. In this paper, the tribocorrosion behavior of a Fe-based amorphous composite coating reinforced with 20 wt.% Al2O3 particles was investigated in a 3.5% NaCl solution on a ball-on-disk tester and was compared to the monolithic amorphous coating and 316L stainless steel (SS). The results showed that the amorphous composite coating exhibited the highest tribocorrosion resistance among the three materials tested, as evidenced by the lowest coefficient of friction (~0.3) and tribocorrosion wear rate (~1.2 × 10-5 mm3/N·m). In addition, potentiodynamic polarization measurements before and during tribocorrosion testing demonstrated that corrosion resistance of the amorphous composite coating was not influenced so much by mechanical loading compared to the amorphous coating and the 316L SS. Observations on the worn surface revealed a corrosion-wear- and oxidational-wear-dominated tribocorrosion mechanism for the composite coatings. The excellent tribocorrosion resistance of the composite coating results from the effect of chemically stable Al2O3 phase which resists oxidation and delamination during sliding, along with poor wettability with corrosive NaCl droplets.

  20. Investigation and optimisation of mobile NaI(Tl) and {sup 3}He-based neutron detectors for finding point sources

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    Nilsson, Jonas M.C., E-mail: jonas.nilsson@med.lu.se; Finck, Robert R.; Rääf, Christopher

    2015-06-21

    Neutron radiation produces high-energy gamma radiation through (n,γ) reactions in matter. This can be used to detect neutron sources indirectly using gamma spectrometers. The sensitivity of a gamma spectrometer to neutrons can be amplified by surrounding it with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The hydrogen in the PVC acts as a moderator and the chlorine emits prompt gammas when a neutron is captured. A 4.7-l {sup 3}He-based mobile neutron detector was compared to a 4-l NaI(Tl)-detector covered with PVC using this principle. Methods were also developed to optimise the measurement parameters of the systems. The detector systems were compared with regard to their ability to find {sup 241}AmBe, {sup 252}Cf and {sup 238}Pu–{sup 13}C neutron sources. Results from stationary measurements were used to calculate optimal integration times as well as minimum detectable neutron emission rates. It was found that the {sup 3}He-based detector was more sensitive to {sup 252}Cf sources whereas the NaI(Tl) detector was more sensitive to {sup 241}AmBe and {sup 238}Pu–{sup 13}C sources. The results also indicated that the sensitivity of the detectors to sources at known distances could theoretically be improved by 60% by changing from fixed integration times to list mode in mobile surveys.

  1. Crystal structure of (Na0.70(Na0.70,Mn0.30(Fe3+,Fe2+2Fe2+(VO43, a sodium-, iron- and manganese-based vanadate with the alluaudite-type structure

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    Elhassan Benhsina

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The title compound, sodium (sodium,manganese triiron(II,III tris[vanadate(V], (Na0.70(Na0.70,Mn0.30(Fe3+,Fe2+2Fe2+(VO43, was prepared by solid-state reactions. It crystallizes in an alluaudite-like structure, characterized by a partial cationic disorder. In the structure, four of the 12 sites in the asymmetric unit are located on special positions, three on a twofold rotation axis (Wyckoff position 4e and one on an inversion centre (4b. Two sites on the twofold rotation axis are entirely filled by Fe2+ and V5+, whereas the third site has a partial occupancy of 70% by Na+. The site on the inversion centre is occupied by Na+ and Mn2+ cations in a 0.7:0.3 ratio. The remaining Fe2+ and Fe3+ atoms are statistically distributed on a general position. The three-dimensional framework of this structure is made up of kinked chains of edge-sharing [FeO6] octahedra stacked parallel to [10-1]. These chains are held together by VO4 tetrahedral groups, forming polyhedral sheets perpendicular to [010]. Within this framework, two types of channels extending along [001] are present. One is occupied by (Na+/Mn2+ while the second is partially occupied by Na+. The mixed site containing (Na+/Mn2+ has an octahedral coordination sphere, while the Na+ cations in the second channel are coordinated by eight O atoms.

  2. Agricultura orgânica em áreas urbanas e periurbanas com base na agroecologia Challenges of organic agriculture in urban and suburban areas

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    Adriana Maria de Aquino

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A agricultura orgânica com base na agroecologia é o mote tecnológico adequado à realidade dos agroecossistemas urbanos. Este artigo ressalta a necessidade de se desenvolver tecnologias e insumos específicos. A partir de experiências com agricultura urbana em diferentes países em desenvolvimento, evidencia-se a necessidade de se buscar capacidades locais e apoio do poder público, especialmente nas iniciativas da sociedade organizada e mobilizada para a produção agrícola urbana.This article presents organic agriculture, based on agroecology, as the appropriate technology for the urban agro-ecosystem. It also points out the need for appropriate technologies and amendments development. Looking at experiences with urban agriculture in development countries, it shows the need for local capacity development and a search for the public sector support, specially of organized groups mobilized for urban agriculture production.

  3. Radiolabeling of DOTA-like conjugated peptides with generator-produced (68)Ga and using NaCl-based cationic elution method.

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    Mueller, Dirk; Breeman, Wouter A P; Klette, Ingo; Gottschaldt, Michael; Odparlik, Andreas; Baehre, Manfred; Tworowska, Izabela; Schultz, Michael K

    2016-06-01

    Gallium-68 ((68)Ga) is a generator-produced radionuclide with a short half-life (t½ = 68 min) that is particularly well suited for molecular imaging by positron emission tomography (PET). Methods have been developed to synthesize (68)Ga-labeled imaging agents possessing certain drawbacks, such as longer synthesis time because of a required final purification step, the use of organic solvents or concentrated hydrochloric acid (HCl). In our manuscript, we provide a detailed protocol for the use of an advantageous sodium chloride (NaCl)-based method for radiolabeling of chelator-modified peptides for molecular imaging. By working in a lead-shielded hot-cell system,(68)Ga(3+) of the generator eluate is trapped on a cation exchanger cartridge (100 mg, ∼8 mm long and 5 mm diameter) and then eluted with acidified 5 M NaCl solution directly into a sodium acetate-buffered solution containing a DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid) or DOTA-like chelator-modified peptide. The main advantages of this procedure are the high efficiency and the absence of organic solvents. It can be applied to a variety of peptides, which are stable in 1 M NaCl solution at a pH value of 3-4 during reaction. After labeling, neutralization, sterile filtration and quality control (instant thin-layer chromatography (iTLC), HPLC and pH), the radiopharmaceutical can be directly administered to patients, without determination of organic solvents, which reduces the overall synthesis-to-release time. This procedure has been adapted easily to automated synthesis modules, which leads to a rapid preparation of (68)Ga radiopharmaceuticals (12-16 min). PMID:27172166

  4. Grapevine leaf water potential based upon near infrared spectroscopy Potencial da água na folha em videira com base em espectroscopia no infravermelho próximo

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    Antonio Odair Santos

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Leaf water potential is a measure commonly used to describe crop water status and water stress dynamics. The established method for determining leaf water potential using a pressure chamber is cumbersome and subject to operator error as well as time/temperature limitations. These limitations prohibit the intensive sampling required to support proactive water management of commercial crops, including vineyards. Particular for grapevines there is need for faster, more precise and more reliable tools for determining leaf water potential in the field. Portable Near-infrared spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis were applied for the modeling and prediction of leaf water potential in grapevines. For field-grown wine grapes the most significant and intensive leaf absorptions occurs in the region from 1440 to 1950 nm and again beyond 2,200 nm. Multivariate analysis of these spectra, referenced against pressure chamber measurements as a standard, showed correlation coefficients from 0.87 to 0.95 clearly demonstrated that this technology can provide a fast and reasonable assessment of leaf water potential in the field.O potencial da água na folha é um parâmetro amplamente utilizado para descrever o estado hídrico e a dinâmica do estresse hídrico de culturas de interesse agrícola, onde se inclui a videira vinífera. Um dos métodos correntes para determinação do potencial da água na folha é a câmara de pressão, que é complexa, sujeita a erros operacionais, possuindo limitações no preparo da amostra ligados ao tempo/temperatura. As limitações citadas dificultam amostragens intensivas requeridas para subsidiar estratégias de manejo mais avançadas em cultivos comerciais, como vinhedos. Portanto, há carência de instrumentação que ofereça maior rapidez de leitura, precisão e confiabilidade para a determinação do potencial da água na folha. Espectroscopia "portátil", operando na faixa do infravermelho-próximo e an

  5. Long Term Corrosion Experiment of Steel Rebar in Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete in NaCl Solution

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    Y. P. Asmara

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This research focuses on an experimental investigation to identify the effects of fly ash on the electrochemical process of concrete during the curing time. A rebar was analysed using potentiostat to measure the rest potential, polarization diagram, and corrosion rate. Water-to-cement ratio and amount of fly ash were varied. After being cured for 24 hours at a temperature of 65°C, the samples were immersed in 3.5% of NaCl solution for 365 days for electrochemical measurement. Measurements of the half-cell potential and corrosion current density indicated that the fly ash has significant effects on corrosion behaviour of concrete. Although fly ash tends to create passivity on anodic current, it increases corrosion rate. The corrosion potential of this concrete mixture decreases compared to concrete without fly ash. From the result, it can be summarized that concrete mixture with 70% of OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement and 30% fly ash has shown the best corrosion resistance.

  6. Hot corrosion behaviour of Fe-Al based intermetallic in molten NaVO{sub 3} salt

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    Espinosa-Medina, M.A. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas Norte No. 152, Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, C.P. 07730 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico)], E-mail: maespin@imp.mx; Carbajal-De la Torre, G. [Facultad de Ingenieria Mecanica, UMSNH, Santiago Tapia 403 Col. Centro, C.P. 58098 Morelia, Michoacan (Mexico); Liu, H.B. [Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas Norte No. 152, Col. San Bartolo Atepehuacan, C.P. 07730 Mexico, D.F. (Mexico); Martinez-Villafane, A. [CIMAV, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico); Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J.G. [CIMAV, Complejo Industrial Chihuahua, Chihuahua (Mexico); UAEM-CIICAP, Av. Universidad 1001, Col. Chamilpa, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

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    The hot corrosion of sprayed Fe-40 (at.%)Al intermetallic alloy with additions of boron and alumina whiskers in molten NaVO{sub 3} at 700 deg. C has been evaluated by potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, EIS, techniques. For short exposure times, the corrosion mechanism under these conditions was observed to be controlled by an activation process, whereas for longer exposure times, the corrosion process was under diffusion control due to the growing of an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} oxide scale, which made the diffusion of both reducing and oxidizing species through the scale to the alloy or scale surfaces more difficult. Equivalent electric model used to simulate the EIS data showed that a finite length Warburg diffusion could properly characterize the diffusion process, which confirmed the formation of a compact corrosion product scales containing rich aluminium oxide. Thus, the corrosion process was under diffusion control of aggressive ions through the formed scale. The electrochemical study was complemented by scanning electronic microscopy characterization and micro chemical analysis.

  7. Solubility and acid-base properties of concentrated phytate in self-medium and in NaCl{sub aq} at T = 298.15 K

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    Cigala, Rosalia Maria; Crea, Francesco; Lando, Gabriele; Milea, Demetrio [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica Fisica, Universita di Messina, Via Ferdinando Stagno d' Alcontres, 31, I-98166 Messina (Vill. S. Agata) (Italy); Sammartano, Silvio, E-mail: ssammartano@unime.i [Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Chimica Analitica e Chimica Fisica, Universita di Messina, Via Ferdinando Stagno d' Alcontres, 31, I-98166 Messina (Vill. S. Agata) (Italy)

    2010-11-15

    The acid-base properties of concentrated phytic acid were studied in self-medium and in NaCl{sub aq} (0.5 {<=} I/mol . L{sup -1} {<=} 4.0) by ISE-H{sup +} potentiometry and by direct calorimetry, at T = 298.15 K. At ligand concentrations c{sub (Phy)} > 0.012 mol . L{sup -1}, the formation of several binuclear H{sub i}(Phy){sub 2} (2 {<=} i {<=} 10) species was observed, in addition to the mononuclear H{sub i}Phy (1 {<=} i {<=} 7) ones. The solubility of phytate dodecasodium salt was studied in pure water and in NaCl{sub aq} at different ionic strengths; the total solubility in pure water is S{sub 0}{sup T}=(0.300{+-}0.004)mol.L{sup -1} and it decreases markedly with increasing ionic strength; for example the total solubility of Na{sub 12}Phy at I = 3.0 mol . L{sup -1} is 0.008 mol . L{sup -1}. By the dependence on ionic strength (salt concentration) of the solubility, it was possible to calculate the activity coefficients of phytate as a function of medium concentration. Direct calorimetric titrations were also carried out on Na{sub 12}Phy aqueous solutions at different phytate concentrations (0.025 {<=} c{sub (Phy)}/mol . L{sup -1} {<=} 0.100) and without addition of supporting electrolyte, in order to calculate the enthalpy changes for the protonation equilibria in self-medium of the binuclear H{sub i}(Phy){sub 2} species, at T = 298.15 K. It was observed that the {Delta}H/kJ . mol{sup -1} of the binuclear species are, within the experimental error, independent of the ionic strength; for example for the H{sub 2}(Phy){sub 2} species we obtained: {Delta}H{sub 22} = (-23.6 {+-} 0.6) kJ . mol{sup -1}, and (-23.7 {+-} 0.2) kJ . mol{sup -1} at I = 0.50 and 2.0 mol . L{sup -1}, respectively.

  8. Gain Characteristics of Polymer Waveguide Amplifiers Based on NaYF4:Ybl+, Er3+ Nanocrystals at 0.54 µm Wavelength.

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    Zhang, Meiling; Yin, Jiao; Jia, Zhixu; Song, Weiye; Wang, Xibin; Qin, Guanshi; Zhao, Dan; Qin, Weiping; Wang, Fei; Zhang, Daming

    2016-04-01

    Gain characteristics of polymer waveguide amplifiers based on NaYF4:Yb3+, Er3+ nanocrystals (NCs) at 0.54 µm wavelength were investigated through numerical simulations. NaYF4:18%Yb3+, 1 0%Er3+ NCs were doped into SU-8 2005 polymer matrix as the core of a polymer waveguide. The absorption spectrum and photoluminescence spectrum of the NCs were recorded and analyzed. The Judd-Ofelt parameters were achieved by means of Judd-Ofelt theory: Ω2 = 6.302 x 10(-20) cm2, Ω4 = 0.69 x 10(-20) cm2, Ω6 =7.572 x 10(-20) cm2. We simulated the gain characteristics of the waveguide amplifier at 0.54 µm wavelength by combining the atomic rate equations with power propaga- tion equations. The gain curves had the saturation effects. A maximum gain -4.3 dB for the 5 cm waveguide with the Er3+ concentration of ~7.5 x 1025 m-3 was obtained.

  9. Reproducible Analysis of Rat Brain PET Studies Using an Additional [18F]NaF Scan and an MR-Based ROI Template

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    Hans J. C. Buiter

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. An important step in the analysis of positron emission tomography (PET studies of the brain is the definition of regions of interest (ROI. Image coregistration, ROI analysis, and quantification of brain PET data in small animals can be observer dependent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of ROI analysis based on a standard MR template and an additional [18F]NaF scan. Methods. [18F]NaF scans of 10 Wistar rats were coregistered with a standard MR template by 3 observers and derived transformation matrices were applied to corresponding [11C]AF150(S images. Uptake measures were derived for several brain regions delineated using the MR template. Overall agreement between the 3 observers was assessed by interclass correlation coefficients (ICC of uptake data. In addition, [11C]AF150(S ROI data were compared with ex vivo biodistribution data. Results. For all brain regions, ICC analysis showed excellent agreement between observers. Reproducibility, estimated by calculation of standard deviation of the between-observer differences, was demonstrated by an average of 17% expressed as coefficient of variation. Uptake of [11C]AF150(S derived from ROI analysis closely matched ex vivo biodistribution data. Conclusions. The proposed method provides a reproducible and tracer-independent method for ROI analysis of rat brain PET data.

  10. Fabrication of flexible energy harvesting device based on K0.5Na0.5NbO3 nanopowders

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    Highlights: • K0.5Na0.5NbO3 (KNN) nanopowders were fabricated by using sol–gel method. • An energy harvesting device based on KNN nanopowders were fabricated. • The mechanism of the device relies on the piezoelectric effect of KNN materials. • The power delivered to the outer load under an external force was estimated. - Abstract: K0.5Na0.5NbO3 (KNN) powder was synthesized by a novel sol–gel method and used to fabricate an energy harvesting device. The precursor gel and KNN powder were studied by thermogravimetric analysis (TG), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The elemental composition of the KNN powder was characterized by energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX). Well crystallized single phase perovskite KNN powder with an average particle size on the order of 450 nm was obtained from the gel after calcining at 750 °C for 2 h. A flexible and implantable energy harvesting device fabricated using the KNN nanopowder exhibited an output power of up to 0.13 μW with a load resistance of 100 MΩ. The Young’s modulus of the device was determined to be 10.4 GPa by atomic force microscopy (AFM)

  11. Detección de Leishmania spp. en base al gen que codifica la proteína HSP20

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    Ana M Montalvo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Explorar una nueva diana para el diagnóstico molecular de Leishmania. Materiales y métodos. Se evaluó la utilidad del gen que codifica la proteína de choque térmico de 20kDa (hsp20 para la detección de Leishmania por medio de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR.Se normalizó la PCR y se determinaron los parámetros analíticos, así como la validez y seguridad diagnóstica y la concordancia con la PCR-18S. Se evaluó la PCR-hsp20 con ADN obtenido de un grupo de muestras clínicas de distinta procedencia. Resultados. Los parámetros analíticos resultaron adecuados. La sensibilidad obtenida fue de 86% y la especificidad del 100%, la concordancia con el método de referencia resultó buena (κ = 0,731, lo que apoya su posible uso para el diagnóstico. La posibilidad de identificación posterior de la especie mediante secuenciación del producto amplificado le confiere una ventaja adicional. Conclusiones. Se demuestra la utilidad de este gen como una nueva diana para la detección del género Leishmania. Debido a su potencial, se recomienda mejorar la sensibilidad del procedimiento y realizar su evaluación en diversas regiones endémicas.

  12. Detección de Leishmania spp. en base al gen que codifica la proteína HSP20

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    Ana M. Montalvo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Explorar una nueva diana para el diagnóstico molecular de Leishmania. Materiales y métodos. Se evaluó la utilidad del gen que codifica la proteína de choque térmico de 20kDa (hsp20 para la detección de Leishmania por medio de la reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR.Se normalizó la PCR y se determinaron los parámetros analíticos, así como la validez y seguridad diagnóstica y la concordancia con la PCR-18S. Se evaluó la PCR-hsp20 con ADN obtenido de un grupo de muestras clínicas de distinta procedencia. Resultados. Los parámetros analíticos resultaron adecuados. La sensibilidad obtenida fue de 86% y la especificidad del 100%, la concordancia con el método de referencia resultó buena (κ = 0,731, lo que apoya su posible uso para el diagnóstico. La posibilidad de identificación posterior de la especie mediante secuenciación del producto amplificado le confiere una ventaja adicional. Conclusiones. Se demuestra la utilidad de este gen como una nueva diana para la detección del género Leishmania. Debido a su potencial, se recomienda mejorar la sensibilidad del procedimiento y realizar su evaluación en diversas regiones endémicas.

  13. Leakage current phenomena in Mn-doped Bi(Na,K)TiO3-based ferroelectric thin films

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    Walenza-Slabe, J.; Gibbons, B. J.

    2016-08-01

    Mn-doped 80(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3-20(Bi0.5K0.5)TiO3 thin films were fabricated by chemical solution deposition on Pt/TiO2/SiO2/Si substrates. Steady state and time-dependent leakage current were investigated from room temperature to 180 °C. Undoped and low-doped films showed space-charge-limited current (SCLC) at high temperatures. The electric field marking the transition from Ohmic to trap-filling-limited current increased monotonically with Mn-doping. With 2 mol. % Mn, the current was Ohmic up to 430 kV/cm, even at 180 °C. Modeling of the SCLC showed that all films exhibited shallow trap levels and high trap concentrations. In the regime of steady state leakage, there were also observations of negative differential resistivity and positive temperature coefficient of resistivity near room temperature. Both of these phenomena were confined to relatively low temperatures (below ˜60 °C). Transient currents were observed in the time-dependent leakage data, which was measured out to several hundred seconds. In the undoped films, these were found to be a consequence of oxygen vacancy migration modulating the electronic conductivity. The mobility and thermal activation energy for oxygen vacancies was extracted as μion ≈ 1.7 × 10-12 cm2 V-1 s-1 and EA,ion ≈ 0.92 eV, respectively. The transient current displayed different characteristics in the 1 mol. % Mn-doped films which were not readily explained by oxygen vacancy migration.

  14. Os fundamentos da identidade européia na antiguidade, na idade média e nos tempos modernos = The bases of European identity in antiquity, middle ages and in modernity

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    Peter Johann Mainka

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Depois do fim da Segunda Guerra Mundial iniciou-se o processo da unificação européia, compreendendo todas as áreas do Estado e da sociedade (legislação, jurisdição, política, economia, instituições, etc. dos 27 Estados, tão diferentes quanto às tradições e à sua história, que compõem, no momento, a União Européia. Porém, quais são os fundamentos intelectuais e os valores culturais, quais são as idéias e memórias, que dão à Europa uma identidade coerente e compartilhada, em princípio, por toda a população européia de atualmente, quase 500 milhões de pessoas? Esses alicerces intelectuais da Europa remontam à Antiguidade, à Idade Média e aos Tempos Modernos. Este trabalho pretende apresentar alguns desses fundamentos comuns da Europa, postos na Idade Média e nos Tempos Modernos (por exemplo o Cristianismo, o Humanismo e o Iluminismo, e discutir a sua importância para a identidade européia.The process of European unification started immediately after the II World War. It comprised all the areas of State and society (legislation, jurisdiction, politics, economy, institutions and others in the twenty-seven countries, highly different in their traditions and history and which now make up the European Community. Which are the intellectual bases and the cultural values, which are the ideas and memories that give Europe a coherent identity shared, at least theoretically, by the European population of approximately 500 million people? Europe's intellectual bases go back to Antiquide, to the Middle Ages and to Modernity. Current essay will provide some of Europe's common principles posited in the Middle Ages and in Modernity (for instance, Christianity, Humanism and Illuminism and will discuss their importance within Euopean identity.

  15. Terminografia com base em corpora : um ensaio na área da construção metálica

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    Milner, Maria do Céu Henriques de Bastos; Maia, Belinda Mary Harper Sousa

    2000-01-01

    Definição dos vários sentidos do conceito "terminologia". Relações com outras disciplinas, tais como a lexicologia e lexicografia, a linguística, as ciências da documentação, a tradução e a informática. Reflexão sobre os fundamentos da terminologia: o termo, o conceito, a definição. A problemática das línguas de especialidade. Projectos de terminologia. Objectivos, princípios e metodologia. Criação de uma base de dados na área da construção metálica.

  16. Modelo para Apoiar a Gestão da Alocação de Pessoas com Base na Demanda de Conhecimento

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    Felipe Tiago Eing Engelke Back; Leonardo Ensslin; Sandra Rolim Ensslin

    2012-01-01

    Modelo de Avaliação de Desempenho para apoiar a gestão da alocação de pessoas com base na demanda de conhecimentos, habilidades e aptidões quando do desenvolvimento de seus projetos, tendo como instrumento de intervenção o método Multicritério de Apoio à Decisão Construtivista (MCDA-C). É um estudo de caráter exploratório com abordagem quali-quantitativa. Ao final, permitiu identificar: (i) três grandes dimensões de preocupação do gestor para quem o modelo foi construído; (ii) 80 critérios qu...

  17. REVESTIMENTO COMESTÍVEL À BASE DE GOMA XANTANA, COMPOSTOS LIPOFÍLICOS E/OU CLORETO DE CÁLCIO NA CONSERVAÇÃO DE MORANGOS

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    BIANCA SÁVIA FERREIRA LEITE

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivou-se com este estudo avaliar revestimentos comestíveis à base de goma xantana e glicerol, combinada a cloreto de cálcio, ácido oleico e/ou óleo essencial de hortelã-pimenta na conservação de morangos cv. Festival. Os morangos foram selecionados, lavados, sanitizados e, a seguir, submetidos a diferentes tratamentos de revestimentos à base de goma xantana acrescidos de glicerol, cloreto de cálcio, ácido oleico e/ou óleo essencial de hortelã-pimenta. Os frutos foram secos sob ventilação forçada a 4 ºC, por 15 h, e, posteriormente, embalados em bandejas com tampa de Polietileno Tereftalato (PET e armazenados a 4 ºC, durante 12 dias. Foram realizadas análises de perda de massa, firmeza, luminosidade, tonalidade, pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis totais, antocianinas e a incidência de deterioração fúngica. Os diferentes revestimentos utilizados foram eficientes na conservação dos morangos. O tratamento com goma xantana e glicerol apresentou os melhores resultados, pois a influência do ácido oleico ou do óleo essencial de hortelãpimenta, assim como do cloreto de cálcio, não foi significativa. O revestimento de goma xantana proporcionou redução da perda de massa, manutenção da firmeza, cor, pH, acidez, sólidos solúveis totais, antocianinas e não estimulou o crescimento fúngico. Desta forma, esta goma apresenta potencial para aplicação como revestimento em morangos, visando a maximizar a vida útil deste produto.

  18. DISKRIMINACIJA NA TRGU DELA NA PODLAGI SPOLA

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    Boj proti diskriminaciji je danes velik izziv za države, katerih temelji slonijo na načelih svobode, demokracije in spoštovanja človekovih pravic. Zato morajo v svoj sistem sprejeti vse potrebne ukrepe za boj proti vsem oblikam diskriminacije, predvsem kadar te zadevajo zaposlitev in trg dela. Vendar je problem uravnoteženega zastopanja obeh spolov na trgu dela še vedno zelo prisoten. Diskriminacija glede na spola na trgu dela predstavlja celostno zakonsko urejeno področje, ki se navezuje ...

  19. Profil studenckiej rekreacji ruchowej na podstawie wybranych pomiarów sprawności fizycznej na przykładzie Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego = The students recreational profile - based on chosen parameters of physical fitness on the example of the Kazimierz Wielki University

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    Antkowiak, Magdalena; Engler, Maria; Drumińska, Ewelina; Wilczyńska, Sylwia; Stępniak, Robert; Pabianek, Łukasz

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    Antkowiak Magdalena, Engler Maria, Drumińska Ewelina, Wilczyńska Sylwia, Stępniak Robert, Pabianek Łukasz. Profil studenckiej rekreacji ruchowej na podstawie wybranych pomiarów sprawności fizycznej na przykładzie Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego = The students recreational profile - based on chosen parameters of physical fitness on the example of the Kazimierz Wielki University. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(8):326-336. ISSN 2391-8306. DOI 10.5281/zenodo.28967 htt...

  20. Implantação do método activity based costing na logística interna de uma empresa química Activity-based costing applied to the internal logistics of a chemical company

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    Themis Castro de Vasconcellos; Fernando Augusto Silva Marins; Jorge Muniz Junior

    2008-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar como o método ABC - activity based costing foi implantado para realizar o custeio da logística interna da empresa química BASF SA., situada na cidade de Guaratinguetá - SP. Apresentam-se: a descrição do processo de mudança do método de custeio tradicional para o método ABC, as dificuldades encontradas e como foram ultrapassadas, bem como as vantagens constatadas pela empresa. O departamento de logística da empresa funciona como um prestador de serviç...

  1. Gerenciamento zootécnico na bovinocultura leiteira em regime de economia familiar. = Animal husbandry management of dairy cattle raised on a family-based economy.

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    Vanderlei Bett

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se com esse trabalho avaliar o gerenciamento da bovinocultura leiteira nas propriedades de economia familiar e traçar estratégias gerenciais para a produção. Neste trabalho foram estudadas três propriedades na região noroeste do Estado do Paraná, classifi cadas em alta, média e baixa tecnifi cação. Foram colhidos dados de manejo geral, nutricional e índices reprodutivos. Na de alta tecnifi cação o rebanho recebia ração total misturada, com silagem de milho e ração concentrada produzida na fazenda. Após a ordenha eram liberadas para os piquetes formados com grama estrela (Cynodon nlenfuensis. O intervalo entre partos médio do rebanho era de 14,65 meses. Recomendou-se a seleção de animais mais prolíferos. Na propriedade de média tecnifi cação, a ração foi formulada por um representante comercial, era misturada no chão com auxílio de uma enxada e continha falhas na formulação, pois não fechava em 100%. A exigência de energia líquida para lactação não era suprida, além deoutros défi cits, refletindo nos índices reprodutivos dos animais. Recomendou-se o fornecimento de dieta cujas exigências eram atendidas. Na propriedade com baixa tecnificação, a ordenha era realiza manualmente uma vez ao dia. A dieta fornecida possuía déficit de Ellac, NDT, PB, frações da proteína e de extrato etéreo. Nesta propriedade recomendou-se a mudança da dieta, plantio de novas forrageiras e a efetiva manutenção das anotações zootécnicas.Concluímos neste estudo que o défi cit energético leva ao retardamento da volta ao ciclo no pós-parto das vacas e, conseqüentemente, piora dos índices reprodutivos do rebanho. = The objective of this study was to evaluate the management of dairy cattle on family based economy and to defi ne strategies for production. Three proprieties from the Northeast of the region of the State of Paraná, Brazil, which were classifi ed as elevated, average, and low technology, were

  2. O impacto do uso de bases de dados sobre o servico de referencia, com enfase na comutacao bibliograficaThe impact of the use of data bases on Reference Services, emphasizing the Bibliography Exchanging Services

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    Maria Imaculada Cardoso Sampaio

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available Aborda o impacto do uso de bases de dados nacionais e internacionais sobre o Serviço de Referência do Serviço de Biblioteca e Documentação do Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São Paulo (SBD/IPUSP, no período de 1990 a 1994. Apresenta um breve histórico da utilização das bases de dados em CD-ROM e acesso “on-line” disponíveis na biblioteca. Analisa o crescimento dos Serviços de Levantamentos Bibliográficos e Comutação Bibliográfica, através de tabelas de freqüências das solicitações dos usuários. Observa um significativo aumento na demanda desses serviços e conclui que a nova tecnologia do uso de bases de dados, tornou o Serviço de Referência mais dinâmico e participativo, uma vez que o serviço oferecido firmou-se como instrumento imprescindível para o desenvolvimento das atividades científicas.

  3. Pobreza e indigência no Brasil: algumas evidências empíricas com base na PNAD 2004

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    Sonia Rocha

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available This article presents income-based indicators using the data from the 2004 Brazilian National Household Survey regarding poverty and indigence in 2004. It refers to spatial characteristics of poverty, as well as its relation with the functioning of the labor market and the way family income is formed. The relatively sharp reduction in poverty and indigence from 2003 to 2004, the best result obtained since the Real Plan was implemented, constitutes the background for the analysis, although the impact of this reduction is spatially differentiated, more favorable in rural areas and less so in the São Paulo metropolitan area. The increase in family income is mainly due to the vigorous expansion of occupation, as the average labor income remained unchanged. Nevertheless, poor individuals benefited from the reduction in the returns to schooling, from the real increase in the minimum wage and from the wider scope of the social security net, which resulted in a more vigorous income increase at the base of distribution, thus leading to a reduction in inequality.

  4. Monte Carlo based approach to the LS–NaI 4πβ–γ anticoincidence extrapolation and uncertainty.

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    Fitzgerald, R

    2016-03-01

    The 4πβ–γ anticoincidence method is used for the primary standardization of β−, β+, electron capture (EC), α, and mixed-mode radionuclides. Efficiency extrapolation using one or more γ ray coincidence gates is typically carried out by a low-order polynomial fit. The approach presented here is to use a Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation of the detector system to analyze the efficiency extrapolation. New code was developed to account for detector resolution, direct γ ray interaction with the PMT, and implementation of experimental β-decay shape factors. The simulation was tuned to 57Co and 60Co data, then tested with 99mTc data, and used in measurements of 18F, 129I, and 124I. The analysis method described here offers a more realistic activity value and uncertainty than those indicated from a least-squares fit alone.

  5. Monte Carlo based approach to the LS–NaI 4πβ–γ anticoincidence extrapolation and uncertainty.

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    Fitzgerald, R

    2016-03-01

    The 4πβ–γ anticoincidence method is used for the primary standardization of β−, β+, electron capture (EC), α, and mixed-mode radionuclides. Efficiency extrapolation using one or more γ ray coincidence gates is typically carried out by a low-order polynomial fit. The approach presented here is to use a Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation of the detector system to analyze the efficiency extrapolation. New code was developed to account for detector resolution, direct γ ray interaction with the PMT, and implementation of experimental β-decay shape factors. The simulation was tuned to 57Co and 60Co data, then tested with 99mTc data, and used in measurements of 18F, 129I, and 124I. The analysis method described here offers a more realistic activity value and uncertainty than those indicated from a least-squares fit alone. PMID:27358944

  6. [Suitability of spatial pattern of camping sites in Langxiang Natural Reserve, Northeast Chi- na, based on GIS technology].

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    Yuan, Wei; Zhang, Jie; Tan Ji-qiang; Zhou, Bo; Kang, Rui-cun; Wang, Ai-hong; Liu, Wei; Zhang, Lu

    2015-09-01

    It is an effective way for natural reserves to enhance self-supportive ability and realize sustainable development by developing ecotourism. Taking the experimental zone of Langxiang Natural Reserve in Heilongjiang Province as research object, the forest sub-compartment as research unit, and spatial pattern of environmental suitability of camping sites as research content, an evaluation index system taking natural environment, geographical security, infrastructure and traffic as project levels was built. Delphi and AHP methods were used to determine index weights. A spatial distribution map of camping environmental suitability in Langxiang Natural Reserve was drawn using the GIS spatial information processing technology based on "3S" measurement and the survey data. The results showed that the highest score for quantification of environmental suitability was 90, while the lowest score was 78, and the average value was 83.66 in the 1067 forest sub-compartments for test. The area of forest sub-compartments which were suitable for camping was 1094.44 hm2, being 12.2% of the experimental zone. The forest sub-compartments which had high environmental suitability in the research area were distributed uniformly and centralized with low degree of fragmentation. It was suggested that the contiguous forest sub-compartments with high scores of environmental suitability could be integrated for camping tourism. Due to the high level of environmental suitability for camping, the experimental zone of Langxiang Natural Reserve is suitable for developing camping tourism. Based on "3S" technology, the land use conditions of ecotourism environment of a natural reserve could be evaluated quickly and quantitatively by mathematical model. PMID:26785562

  7. NA22 Model Cities Project - LL244T An Intelligent Transportation System-Based Radiation Alert and Detection System

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    Peglow, S

    2004-02-24

    The purpose of this project was twofold: first, provide an understanding of the technical foundation and planning required for deployment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)-based system architectures for the protection of New York City from a terrorist attack using a vehicle-deployed nuclear device; second, work with stakeholders to develop mutual understanding of the technologies and tactics required for threat detection/identification and establish guidelines for designing operational systems and procedures. During the course of this project we interviewed and coordinated analysis with people from the New Jersey State Attorney General's office, the New Jersey State Police, the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Counterterrorism Division of the New York City Police Department, the New Jersey Transit Authority, the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, TRANSCOM and a number of contractors involved with state and federal intelligent transportation development and implementation. The basic system architecture is shown in the figure below. In an actual system deployment, radiation sensors would be co-located with existing ITS elements and the data will be sent to the Traffic Operations Center. A key element of successful system operation is the integration of vehicle data, such as license plate, EZ pass ID, vehicle type/color and radiation signature. A threat data base can also be implemented and utilized in cases where there is a suspect vehicle identified from other intelligence sources or a mobile detector system. Another key aspect of an operational architecture is the procedures used to verify the threat and plan interdiction. This was a major focus of our work and discussed later in detail. In support of the operational analysis, we developed a detailed traffic simulation model that is described extensively in the body of the report.

  8. RESPOSTAS ELETROCARDIOGRÁFICAS DE EQUINOS AO TREINAMENTO COM BASE NA CURVA VELOCIDADE-LACTATO DETERMINADA EM ESTEIRA ROLANTE

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    Raquel Mincarelli Albernaz

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate, by electrocardiographic analysis, equine cardiovascular adaptations to training based on speed-lactate curve. For this evaluation, eight Arabian horses previously submitted to four months of rest were used. The animals performed a graded exercise test (ET and samples were collected for blood lactate measurement. The speed where the blood lactate concentration reached 4.0 mmol / L (V4 was calculated by regression analysis. The estimated training speed was 60% of V4 performed on a treadmill for 45 min three times a week on alternate days for eight weeks. The electrocardiogram (ECG analysis was made before and after the beginning of the training. The training improvement is confirmed by the increase in both V2 and V4 of the second ET. After the second ECG analysis, a significant increase in the R wave amplitude was observed. Training improved the metabolic activity, promoted discrete changes in electrocardiogram; however, it was not adequate to result changes in cardiac parameters.

  9. APLICAÇÃO DE TÉCNICAS DE MINERAÇÃO DE DADOS NA BASE DE DADOS DO ENADE COM ENFOQUE NOS CURSOS DE MEDICINA

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    Nícollas Nogueira CRETTON

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    Full Text Available O Exame Nacional de Avaliação do Estudante - ENADE tem como função avaliar o grau de conhecimento dos estudantes referente aos conteúdos programáticos previstos nas diretrizes curriculares de seus respectivos cursos a partir do desempenho destes no exame. O processo de KDD compreende um conjunto de técnicas capaz de analisar e extrair informações úteis de grandes bases de dados através da criação de padrões.  Este artigo tem como objetivo extrair conhecimento da base de dados ENADE do curso de medicina, bem como a resposta sobre o nível de dificuldade do componente específico da prova. Foram utilizadas as etapas do processo de KDD, técnicas de Mineração de Dados e o software WEKA. Após a aplicação das técnicas, foi possível observar a influência da categoria e dos tipos das instituições de ensino superior na criação dos perfis, sendo diretamente ligadas ao nível de desempenho dos estudantes e sua opinião sobre o nível do exame. Foi possível constatar que os estudantes, tanto do Rio de Janeiro, quanto de São Paulo, quando oriundos de universidades sem fins lucrativos, obtiveram em sua maioria, um resultado ruim, com nota menor que sessenta. Ainda em São Paulo, os estudantes de faculdade de instituições municipais, além de receberem um rendimento negativo, também responderam como “fácil” o grau de dificuldade do componente específico do exame. Espera-se que as informações geradas neste trabalho possam ser utilizadas para o aprimoramento dos cursos de medicina, bem como na tomada de decisões referentes aos projetos dos cursos.

  10. The NA49 experiment

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    2000-01-01

    The two spokespersons of NA49, Reinhard Stock, Frankfurt (1991-1996), sitting and standing, Peter Seyboth, (1997-present), MPI Munich, in the target area of NA49 in front of the first superconducting vertex magnetone of the TPCs. NA49 is one of the seven experiments (NA44, NA45, NA49, NA50, NA52, WA97/NA57 and WA98) involved in CERN's Heavy Ion programme which provided evidence for the existence of a new state of matte, the quark-gluon plasma. In this state, quarks, instead of being bound up into more complex particles such as protons and neutrons, are liberated and roam freely. Theory predicts that this state must have existed at about 10 microseconds after the Big Bang, before the formation of matter as we know it today.

  11. Redução da proteína da dieta com base no conceito de proteína ideal para tilápias-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus criadas em tanques-rede Dietary protein reduction based on ideal protein concept for Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus cultured in net pens

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    Daniele Botaro

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o desempenho de tilápias-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus criadas em tanques-rede e alimentadas com dietas contendo 27,0 (controle; 25,2; 24,3 e 22,7% de proteína digestível. Aminoácidos cristalinos (L-lisina, DL-metionina e L-treonina foram adicionados à dieta considerando o conceito de proteína ideal e simulando o perfil de aminoácidos da dieta controle. Os peixes (34,63±19 g foram alimentados manualmente com dietas isoenergéticas (3.075 kcal de energia digestível/kg de dieta até saciedade aparente, três vezes ao dia, durante 91 dias. Utilizou-se um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos, três repetições e 25 peixes/unidade experimental. Não foram observados efeitos dos níveis de proteína digestível sobre o ganho de peso, a conversão alimentar, a taxa de eficiência protéica, o peso da carcaça eviscerada, o rendimento de carcaça, o peso e o rendimento de filé, a sobrevivência e o hematócrito. Houve efeito quadrático dos níveis de proteína digestível sobre o consumo; o maior valor foi estimado para a dieta contendo 24,41% de proteína digestível e excreção de nitrogênio, na qual o melhor resultado estimado foi obtido com peixes que receberam a dieta contendo 24,92% de PD. Com a redução nos níveis de proteína digestível, observou-se aumento linear na retenção de nitrogênio. É possível reduzir o nível de proteína digestível, de 27 (29,1% de PB para 24,3% (26,6% de PB, em dietas para tilápias-do-nilo criadas em tanques-rede. Essa redução deve ser feita por meio da suplementação de aminoácidos (com base no conceito de proteína ideal, considerando o desempenho e o custo da dieta/kg ganho em filé.This study was carried out to evaluate the performance of Nile tilapia, cultured in net pens, and fed diets containing 27.0 (control, 25.2, 24.3, and 22.7% of digestible protein. Crystalline amino acids (L-lysine, DL-methionine and L-threonine were added to keep amino acid

  12. Implantação do método activity based costing na logística interna de uma empresa química Activity-based costing applied to the internal logistics of a chemical company

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    Themis Castro de Vasconcellos

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar como o método ABC - activity based costing foi implantado para realizar o custeio da logística interna da empresa química BASF SA., situada na cidade de Guaratinguetá - SP. Apresentam-se: a descrição do processo de mudança do método de custeio tradicional para o método ABC, as dificuldades encontradas e como foram ultrapassadas, bem como as vantagens constatadas pela empresa. O departamento de logística da empresa funciona como um prestador de serviços, atendendo a todos os processos produtivos das divisões (unidades de negócio existentes na planta de Guaratinguetá, no que concerne à armazenagem e ao fornecimento de matérias-primas, além de atuar na retirada e na armazenagem de produto acabado. Como principais resultados, obteve-se uma distribuição de custos mais justa entre as divisões da planta, identificação de oportunidades de melhoria nos processos logísticos, identificação de processo e atividades que não agregavam valor aos produtos, entre outros. Finalmente, o processo de implantação e os resultados foram muito bem avaliados pelos gestores, o que foi decisivo para a adoção do método ABC como sistema gerencial de custos logísticos da empresa.This paper describes an Activity-Based Costin (ABC model implemented for the costing of the internal logistics of the chemical company BASF S.A. located in Guaratinguetá, state of São Paulo, Brazil. All the phases involved in the change from the traditional costing model to the ABC model adopted by the company as presented, as are the difficulties, the solutions for detected problems, and the advantages gained. The Logistics Department of BASF acts as a service provider for all the productive processes of the company's departments (Sales Business Units - SBUs in the Guaratinguetá plant in terms of raw material storage and supply, and in the removal and storage of end products. The main results were improved costing of the

  13. Exigência de Lisina, com Base no Conceito de Proteína Ideal, para Suínos Machos Castrados de Dois Grupos Genéticos, na Fase de Crescimento Lysine Requirement Based on Ideal Protein Concept, for Growing Barrows from Two Genetic Groups

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    Luiz Fernando Gasparotto

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    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento para determinar as exigências de lisina para suínos machos castrados, de dois diferentes grupos genéticos na fase de crescimento, com base no conceito de proteína ideal. Foram utilizados 16 suínos do grupo genético comum (GGC e 16 suínos do grupo genético melhorado (GGM, distribuídos em um delineamento de blocos ao acaso, com quatro tratamentos, duas repetições e dois animais por baia. Os tratamentos consistiram de uma ração referência, à base de milho e farelo de soja, contendo 0,75% de lisina e outras três rações, acrescentando-se níveis crescentes de lisina para se obter 0,90, 1,05 e 1,20% de lisina total na ração. Adicionou-se aminoácidos sintéticos (L-lisina HCl, DL-metionina, L-treonina e L-triptofano para manter os níveis de aminoácidos, de acordo com o perfil de proteína ideal. Para o GGC (20 a 50 kg de peso vivo, as variáveis, consumo de ração diário (CRD, ganho de peso diário (GPD e conversão alimentar (CA não sofreram efeito dos níveis de lisina (NL. Observou-se efeito quadrático dos NL sobre o CRD e GPD para o GGM (24 a 45 kg de PV de 0 a 14 e de 0 a 18 dias, mas não no período total de experimento. Não houve diferença entre GGC e GGM para a variável nitrogênio da uréia plasmática. A exigência de lisina total, baseado no conceito de proteína ideal, para suínos machos castrados do GGM (24 a 45 kg de peso vivo é de 1,00%, enquanto que para GGC (20 a 50 kg de peso vivo é de 0,75%.A trial was carried out to determine the lysine requirements for barrows during growing phase from two genetic pig groups according to the ideal protein concept. Sixteen animals from genetic common group (GCG were used and other sixteen ones, from the genetic improved group (GIG were allotted in a randomized block design with four treatments two replicates and two pigs per pen. The treatments constituted of the basal diet, based on corn-soybean meal containing 0.75% of lysine and other

  14. A "turn-off" luminescence resonance energy transfer aptamer sensor based on near-infrared upconverting NaYF4∶Yb3+, Tm3+ nanoparticles as donors and gold nanorods as acceptors

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    Hong-Qi Chen; Juan Xu; Fei Yuan; Yong Wu; Yi-Yan Zhang; Lun Wang

    2013-01-01

    Near-infrared upconverting NaYF4:Yb3+,Tm3+ nanophosphors modified with poly(acrylic acid) were prepared and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and luminescence spectroscopy.Based on the observed overlap between the emission spectrum of the NaYF4∶Yb3+,Tm3+ nanophosphors and the absorption spectrum of the gold nanorods,we believe that a new "turn-off" luminescence resonance energy transfer aptamer sensor was constructed for sensing thrombin in near-infrared region.

  15. Fabrication and evaluation of a single-element Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based ultrasonic transducer.

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    Hejazi, M Mehdi; Jadidian, Bahram; Safari, Ahmad

    2012-08-01

    This paper discusses the fabrication and characterization of a single-element ultrasonic transducer with a lead-free piezoelectric active element. A piezoelectric ceramic with composition of 0.88Bi(0.5)Na(0.5)TiO(3)-0.08Bi(0.5)K(0.5)TiO(3)- 0.04Bi(0.5)Li(0.5)TiO(3) was chosen as the active element of the transducer. This composition exhibited a thickness coupling coefficient (kt) of 0.45, a dielectric constant of 440 (at 1 kHz), and a longitudinal piezoelectric coefficient (d(33)) of 84 pC·N(-1). To make the transducer, the ceramic was sandwiched between an epoxy-tungsten backing layer and a silver epoxy matching layer. An epoxy lens was also incorporated into the transducer's design to focus the ultrasound beam. The focused transducer with a center frequency of about 23 MHz demonstrated a -6-dB bandwidth of 55% and an insertion loss of -32 dB; the -20-dB pulsed length was measured to be 150 ns. A phantom made of copper wires (30 μm in diameter) was utilized to investigate the imaging capability of the transducer. The results indicated that the fabricated transducer, with a lateral resolution of 260 μm and a relatively high depolarization temperature, could be considered as a candidate for replacement of lead-based ultrasonic transducers. PMID:22899131

  16. Increasing the impact of medical image computing using community-based open-access hackathons: The NA-MIC and 3D Slicer experience.

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    Kapur, Tina; Pieper, Steve; Fedorov, Andriy; Fillion-Robin, J-C; Halle, Michael; O'Donnell, Lauren; Lasso, Andras; Ungi, Tamas; Pinter, Csaba; Finet, Julien; Pujol, Sonia; Jagadeesan, Jayender; Tokuda, Junichi; Norton, Isaiah; Estepar, Raul San Jose; Gering, David; Aerts, Hugo J W L; Jakab, Marianna; Hata, Nobuhiko; Ibanez, Luiz; Blezek, Daniel; Miller, Jim; Aylward, Stephen; Grimson, W Eric L; Fichtinger, Gabor; Wells, William M; Lorensen, William E; Schroeder, Will; Kikinis, Ron

    2016-10-01

    The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) was launched in 2004 with the goal of investigating and developing an open source software infrastructure for the extraction of information and knowledge from medical images using computational methods. Several leading research and engineering groups participated in this effort that was funded by the US National Institutes of Health through a variety of infrastructure grants. This effort transformed 3D Slicer from an internal, Boston-based, academic research software application into a professionally maintained, robust, open source platform with an international leadership and developer and user communities. Critical improvements to the widely used underlying open source libraries and tools-VTK, ITK, CMake, CDash, DCMTK-were an additional consequence of this effort. This project has contributed to close to a thousand peer-reviewed publications and a growing portfolio of US and international funded efforts expanding the use of these tools in new medical computing applications every year. In this editorial, we discuss what we believe are gaps in the way medical image computing is pursued today; how a well-executed research platform can enable discovery, innovation and reproducible science ("Open Science"); and how our quest to build such a software platform has evolved into a productive and rewarding social engineering exercise in building an open-access community with a shared vision.

  17. Calibration of a single hexagonal NaI(Tl) detector using a new numerical method based on the efficiency transfer method

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    Abbas, Mahmoud I., E-mail: mabbas@physicist.net [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 21511 Alexandria (Egypt); Badawi, M.S. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 21511 Alexandria (Egypt); Ruskov, I.N. [Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); El-Khatib, A.M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 21511 Alexandria (Egypt); Grozdanov, D.N. [Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia (Bulgaria); Thabet, A.A. [Department of Medical Equipment Technology, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Pharos University in Alexandria (Egypt); Kopatch, Yu.N. [Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Gouda, M.M. [Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 21511 Alexandria (Egypt); Skoy, V.R. [Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation)

    2015-01-21

    Gamma-ray detector systems are important instruments in a broad range of science and new setup are continually developing. The most recent step in the evolution of detectors for nuclear spectroscopy is the construction of large arrays of detectors of different forms (for example, conical, pentagonal, hexagonal, etc.) and sizes, where the performance and the efficiency can be increased. In this work, a new direct numerical method (NAM), in an integral form and based on the efficiency transfer (ET) method, is used to calculate the full-energy peak efficiency of a single hexagonal NaI(Tl) detector. The algorithms and the calculations of the effective solid angle ratios for a point (isotropic irradiating) gamma-source situated coaxially at different distances from the detector front-end surface, taking into account the attenuation of the gamma-rays in the detector's material, end-cap and the other materials in-between the gamma-source and the detector, are considered as the core of this (ET) method. The calculated full-energy peak efficiency values by the (NAM) are found to be in a good agreement with the measured experimental data.

  18. Increasing the impact of medical image computing using community-based open-access hackathons: The NA-MIC and 3D Slicer experience.

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    Kapur, Tina; Pieper, Steve; Fedorov, Andriy; Fillion-Robin, J-C; Halle, Michael; O'Donnell, Lauren; Lasso, Andras; Ungi, Tamas; Pinter, Csaba; Finet, Julien; Pujol, Sonia; Jagadeesan, Jayender; Tokuda, Junichi; Norton, Isaiah; Estepar, Raul San Jose; Gering, David; Aerts, Hugo J W L; Jakab, Marianna; Hata, Nobuhiko; Ibanez, Luiz; Blezek, Daniel; Miller, Jim; Aylward, Stephen; Grimson, W Eric L; Fichtinger, Gabor; Wells, William M; Lorensen, William E; Schroeder, Will; Kikinis, Ron

    2016-10-01

    The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) was launched in 2004 with the goal of investigating and developing an open source software infrastructure for the extraction of information and knowledge from medical images using computational methods. Several leading research and engineering groups participated in this effort that was funded by the US National Institutes of Health through a variety of infrastructure grants. This effort transformed 3D Slicer from an internal, Boston-based, academic research software application into a professionally maintained, robust, open source platform with an international leadership and developer and user communities. Critical improvements to the widely used underlying open source libraries and tools-VTK, ITK, CMake, CDash, DCMTK-were an additional consequence of this effort. This project has contributed to close to a thousand peer-reviewed publications and a growing portfolio of US and international funded efforts expanding the use of these tools in new medical computing applications every year. In this editorial, we discuss what we believe are gaps in the way medical image computing is pursued today; how a well-executed research platform can enable discovery, innovation and reproducible science ("Open Science"); and how our quest to build such a software platform has evolved into a productive and rewarding social engineering exercise in building an open-access community with a shared vision. PMID:27498015

  19. Seleção de genótipos parentais de acerola com base na divergência genética multivariada

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    CARPENTIERI-PÍPOLO VALÉRIA

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve por objetivo identificar e selecionar genótipos parentais de acerola (Malpighia emarginata L. adequadas a programas de melhoramento genético. Nove caracteres quantitativos de maior importância agronômica foram usados para determinação da distância genética e formação de grupos similares de acessos. O agrupamento pelo método de Tocher, a partir das distâncias generalizadas de Mahalanobis, possibilitou a divisão de 14 genótipos em três grupos. Com base na divergência genética e no caráter agronômico-chave (teor de vitamina C, destacaram-se como mais promissores os cruzamentos dos genótipos: AM Mole pertencente ao grupo III, com os genótipos PR AM, N° 18, PR 17, PR 16, Eclipse, AM 22 e Dominga, todos pertencentes ao grupo I.

  20. Modelo para Apoiar a Gestão da Alocação de Pessoas com Base na Demanda de Conhecimento

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    Full Text Available Modelo de Avaliação de Desempenho para apoiar a gestão da alocação de pessoas com base na demanda de conhecimentos, habilidades e aptidões quando do desenvolvimento de seus projetos, tendo como instrumento de intervenção o método Multicritério de Apoio à Decisão Construtivista (MCDA-C. É um estudo de caráter exploratório com abordagem quali-quantitativa. Ao final, permitiu identificar: (i três grandes dimensões de preocupação do gestor para quem o modelo foi construído; (ii 80 critérios que representam as preocupações associadas aos valores do Gestor (iii construir escalas ordinais e cardinais para cada critério com seus níveis de referência e realizar a integração através das taxas de compensação; e para o Ponto de Vista Fundamental – Gestão: (iv realizar e avaliar o diagnóstico da situação atual da alternativa analisada em 63 pontos, em uma escala cardinal; e (v apresentar o modelo com proposta de ações de aperfeiçoamento que elevaram sua avaliação para 73.DOI:10.5585/gep.v3i2.63

  1. Avaliação e intervenção da disortografia baseada na semiologia dos erros: revisão da literatura Evaluation and intervention of dysortographia based on error semiology: literature review

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    Amparo Ygual Fernández

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available TEMA: avaliação e intervenção na disortografia. OBJETIVO: descrever e discutir os achados encontrados na literatura sobre a disortografia segundo a sua definição, etiologia, classificação da semiologia dos erros, quadro clínico, avaliação e intervenção. CONCLUSÃO: a avaliação e a intervenção fonoaudiológica com a disortografia devem estar baseadas na classificação semiológica dos erros, pois desta forma, pode-se compreender cada tipo de erro e os fatores cognitivos ou linguísticos implicados. Isso se associa às orientações aos pais e professores de como enfocar o trabalho com a ortografia, seja em casa ou na escola sem gerar angústia e ansiedade na criança.BACKGROUND: evaluation and intervention in dysortographia. PURPOSE: to describe and discuss findings from researches concerning dysortographia according to its definition, etiology, errors semiology classification, clinical findings, evaluation, and intervention. CONCLUSION: speech language evaluation and intervention should be based on error semiology classification because in this way it is possible to understand each type of error and the linguistic and cognitive factors related to them. This is associated with the orientations to parents and teachers on how to work with orthography at home or at the classroom without causing distress and anxiety to the children.

  2. Predlog tehnološkog unapređenja telemetrijskog i teodolitskog sistema sa osvrtom na softverska rešenja / Proposal for technological improvement of telemetry and teodolite systems based on software solution

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    Veselin Gredić

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available U ovom radu prikazan je sveobuhvatan pristup razvoju softverskog projekta na konkretnom primeru projekta tehnološkog unapređenja telemetrijskog i teodolitskog sistema. Istaknuta je potreba i značaj modeliranja sa posebnim osvrtom na objektnoorijentisani pristup. Kroz proces Rational Unified obezbeđena je kontrola iterativnog i inkremetacionog životnog ciklusa kroz širi skup uputstava koja se odnose na tehničke i organizacione aspekte, usmerene na analizu zahteva i dizajn. Detaljno su prezentovani zahtevi za tehnološka poboljšanja ova dva sistema, sa posebnim osvrtom na softverska rešenja. / Through this paper -we try to give a comprehensive approach of a software development process based on technological improvement of telemetry and teodolite systems. Modeling is focused on an objective-oriented approach. Control for an iterative and incremental life cycle is provided in the rational Unified Process - an extensive set of guidelines that address the technical and organizational aspects of software development, focusing on requirements analysis and design. We present in detail all requests for technological improvement of telemetry and teodolite systems with a special software solution approach.

  3. NaHCO3 and NaC1 tolerance in chronic renal failure.

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    Husted, F C; Nolph, K D; Maher, J F

    1975-08-01

    In patients with chronic renal failure, NaHCO3 therapy may correct or prevent acidemia. It has been proposed that the NaHCO3 required will not result in clinically significant Na retention comparable to that from similar increases in NaC1 intake. In each of ten patients with chronic renal failure, creatinine clearance (Ccr) range 2.5-16.8 ml/min, on an estimated 10-meq Na and C1 diet, electrolyte excretion was compared on NaHCO3 vs NaC1 supplements of 200 meq/day. Periods of NaHCO3 and NaC1 (in alternate order for successive patients) lasted 4 days, separated by reequilibration to base-line weight. Mean +/- SEM excretion (ex) of Na, C1, and HCO3 and deltaCcr and deltaweight (day 4-1) are compared below for the 4th day of NaC1 vs. NaHCO3 intake. Mean Ccr +/-SEM on day 4 of NaC1 and NaHCO3 were 10.8 +/-1.6 and 9.0 +/-1.4 ml/min, respectively (P less than 0.02). Mean systolic blood pressure (but not diastolic) increased significantly on NaC1 (P less than 0.05). No significant blood pressure changes were seen on NaHCO3. Net positive HCO3 balance occurred on NaHCO3 as indicated above and reflected a rise in mean serum HCO3 from 19 to 30 meq/liter (day 1 vs. 4) (P less than 0.01). Mechanisms for the greater excretion of Na on NaHCO3 may relate to C1 wasting as noted above on low C1 intake and limited HCO3 reabsorptive capacity. Thus, Na excretion by day 4 was greater on NaHCO3 than on NaHCO3 did Na excretion near intake (210 meq/day).

  4. Anodic Synthesis and Characterization of Na-Pb-O, Na-Pb-Bi-O Crystals

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    Li Mei QIU; Fen LIU; Liang Zhong ZHAO

    2005-01-01

    Crystals of Na-Pb-O and Na-Pb-Bi-O were electrosynthesized on the anode from molten salts. The resulting crystals have a hexagonal structure, in which the base ions (Pb and Bi) are in high oxidation states. By using KOH/NaOH (atomic ratio K:Na=1:1) mixture as a flux,incorporation of K ions into the lattice is inhibited while incorporation of Bi ions is enhanced. The magnetic measurement shows that the Na-Pb-Bi-O crystals are dominated by diamagnetism.

  5. Assessment of Impact of the Rheological Parameters Change on Sensitivity of the Asphalt Strain Based on the Test Results / Ocena Wpływu Zmiany Parametrów Reologicznych Na Wrażliwość Deformacji Mieszanek Mineralno - Asfaltowych Na Podstawie Wyników Badań

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    Kurpiel, Artur; Wysokowski, Adam

    2015-03-01

    The creep test under the static loading, that allows to determine rheological properties of asphalt based on the creep curve, is the most effective test nowadays. Applied loads are non-destructive and allow to observe the course of the strain after the test load. The test can be carried out on compressing, shearing, bending as well as on triaxial test, that depends on the applied apparatus implementing different intensity [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Based on the creep test, the stress of different properties can be specified. Among them there are valuable rheological properties based on selected viscoelascity models [1]. The properties of the viscoelascity models are relevant indexes depicting resistance to deformation. They can be used to forecast the wheel-truck in the accepted rheological model [1]. In this article it is shown the impact of different rheological properties of the viscoelacity model on the wheel-truck as well as the impact of different properties on shape and the course of the creep curve. The asphalt mixtures presented in this article are characterized by variable rheological properties. It is therefore difficult to determine which property mostly affects the size of the strain. However, the authors of this article attempted to analyse the change of the asphalt strain value of the different variables in particular rheological model, called Bürgers's model. Badanie pełzania pod obciążeniem statycznym jest obecnie najbardziej efektywnym badaniem pozwalającym na określenie reologicznych parametrów mieszanek mineralno - asfaltowych na podstawie krzywej pełzania. Stosowane obciążenia mają poziom nieniszczący i pozwalają na obserwację przebiegu odkształceń w czasie również po odciążeniu. Badanie może być realizowane przy ściskaniu, ścinaniu, rozciąganiu i zginaniu, a także w zakresie trójosiowym, w zależności od stosowanego aparatu realizującego zadany schemat naprężeń [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. Na podstawie badania pełzania można

  6. Performance analysis of gamma ray spectrometric parameters on digital signal and analog signal processing based MCA systems using NaI(Tl) detector

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    Kukreti, B.M., E-mail: bharatkuk@gmail.com [Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Physics Laboratory, Department of Atomic Energy, Nongmynsong, AMD Complex, Shillong, Meghalaya 793019 (India); Sharma, G.K. [Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research, Physics Laboratory, Department of Atomic Energy, Nongmynsong, AMD Complex, Shillong, Meghalaya 793019 (India)

    2012-05-15

    Accurate and speedy estimations of ppm range uranium and thorium in the geological and rock samples are most useful towards ongoing uranium investigations and identification of favorable radioactive zones in the exploration field areas. In this study with the existing 5 in. Multiplication-Sign 4 in. NaI(Tl) detector setup, prevailing background and time constraints, an enhanced geometrical setup has been worked out to improve the minimum detection limits for primordial radioelements K{sup 40}, U{sup 238} and Th{sup 232}. This geometrical setup has been integrated with the newly introduced, digital signal processing based MCA system for the routine spectrometric analysis of low concentration rock samples. Stability performance, during the long counting hours, for digital signal processing MCA system and its predecessor NIM bin based MCA system has been monitored, using the concept of statistical process control. Monitored results, over a time span of few months, have been quantified in terms of spectrometer's parameters such as Compton striping constants and Channel sensitivities, used for evaluating primordial radio element concentrations (K{sup 40}, U{sup 238} and Th{sup 232}) in geological samples. Results indicate stable dMCA performance, with a tendency of higher relative variance, about mean, particularly for Compton stripping constants. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Geometrical enhancement for ppm range primordial radio elemental determination. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Experimental constraints include detector setup, background and counting time. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Gamma spectrometric performance monitored on digital and analog MCA systems. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Study indicates higher variance of Compton stripping constants on digital MCA system.

  7. Application of accelerated carbonation with a combination of Na2CO3 and CO2 in cement-based solidification/stabilization of heavy metal-bearing sediment.

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    Chen, Quanyuan; Ke, Yujuan; Zhang, Lina; Tyrer, Mark; Hills, Colin D; Xue, Gang

    2009-07-15

    The efficient remediation of heavy metal-bearing sediment has been one of top priorities of ecosystem protection. Cement-based solidification/stabilization (s/s) is an option for reducing the mobility of heavy metals in the sediment and the subsequent hazard for human beings and animals. This work uses sodium carbonate as an internal carbon source of accelerated carbonation and gaseous CO(2) as an external carbon source to overcome deleterious effects of heavy metals on strength development and improve the effectiveness of s/s of heavy metal-bearing sediment. In addition to the compressive strength and porosity measurements, leaching tests followed the Chinese solid waste extraction procedure for leaching toxicity - sulfuric acid and nitric acid method (HJ/T299-2007), German leaching procedure (DIN38414-S4) and US toxicity characteristic leaching procedures (TCLP) have been conducted. The experimental results indicated that the solidified sediment by accelerated carbonation was capable of reaching all performance criteria for the disposal at a Portland cement dosage of 10 wt.% and a solid/water ratio of 1:1. The concentrations of mercury and other heavy metals in the leachates were below 0.10mg/L and 5mg/L, respectively, complying with Chinese regulatory level (GB5085-2007). Compared to the hydration, accelerated carbonation improved the compressive strength of the solidified sediment by more than 100% and reduced leaching concentrations of heavy metals significantly. It is considered that accelerated carbonation technology with a combination of Na(2)CO(3) and CO(2) may practically apply to cement-based s/s of heavy metal-bearing sediment. PMID:19128876

  8. Sodium ion dynamics in a sulfonate based ionomer system studied by 23Na solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and impedance spectroscopy

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    A poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propane-sulphonate) (PAMPS) ionomer containing both sodium and quaternary ammonium cations functionalised with an ether group, has been characterised in terms of its thermal properties, ionic conductivity and sodium ion dynamics. The ether oxygen was incorporated to reduce the Na+ association with the anionic sulfonate groups tethered to the polymer backbone, thereby promoting ion dissociation and ultimately enhancing the ionic conductivity. This functionalised ammonium cation led to a significant reduction in the ionomer Tg compared to an analogue system without an ether group, resulting in an increase in ionic conductivity of approximately four orders of magnitude. The sodium ion dynamics were probed by 23Na solid-state NMR, which allowed the signals from the dissociated (mobile) and bound Na+ cations to be distinguished. This demonstrates the utility of 23Na solid-state NMR as a probe of sodium dynamics in ionomer systems

  9. A comparison of the rhizosphere-based method with DTPA, EDTA, CaCl2, and NaNO3 extraction methods for prediction of bioavailability of metals in soil to barley

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    A rhizosphere-based method was compared with DTPA, EDTA, CaCl2, and NaNO3 extraction methods for the evaluation of bioavailability of heavy metals in soil to barley. The extractable amounts of Cr, Cu, Zn and Cd analyzed by the rhizosphere-based method correlated significantly with the metal content of barley roots. The extractable metals identified by DTPA, EDTA, CaCl2 and NaNO3 methods exhibited relatively poor or no correlation with the metal content of barley roots. The stepwise multiple regression equation of the rhizosphere-based method was the simplest one, as no soil properties needed to be entered, whereas the equations for the DTPA, EDTA, CaCl2 and NaNO3 extraction methods always require those variables. The most distinct feature of the rhizosphere-based method was that the proposed method was suitable for acidic, neutral and near alkaline soils. In contrast, the other extraction methods were restricted to soil types. In summary, the rhizosphere-based method is the most robust approach for evaluation of bioavailability of metals in soil to barley. - The rhizosphere-based method is a preferred approach for evaluating bioavailability of metals in soil

  10. Principais copolímeros elastoméricos à base de butadieno utilizados na indústria automobilística The most important butadiene based elastomers employed in the automotive industry

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    Tereza C. J. Rocha

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Copolímeros elastoméricos à base de butadieno são amplamente utilizados na indústria automobilística. Dentre esses destacam-se os copolímeros de butadieno-estireno (SBR e butadieno-acrilonitrila (NBR. O SBR apresenta maior importância comercial, devido a sua aplicação na produção de pneus. Quando SBR é utilizado juntamente com o homopolímero de butadieno BR-alto cis, excelentes propriedades são obtidas para sua aplicação na banda de rodagem de pneus. O copolímero elastomérico NBR é empregado em artefatos em que é necessária boa resistência a solventes orgânicos e a óleos. Nos últimos anos, as empresas automobilísticas e produtoras de pneumáticos vêm se preocupando com o meio-ambiente e, conseqüentemente, têm investido em novos processos de síntese, mais limpos, para a produção desses elastômeros. Assim, o objetivo deste artigo é apresentar uma revisão sobre dois importantes copolímeros elastoméricos à base de butadieno, SBR e NBR, abordando os processos de síntese, características principais, processamento e aplicações.Elastomer copolymers based on butadiene are widely applied in the automotive industry. Among those copolymers the most important ones are styrene-butadiene (SBR and nitrile-butadiene (NBR. SBR presents higher commercial interest, due to its application in the tire production. When SBR is mixed with high cis-1,4 polybutadiene, excellent properties are attained for application on the pneumatics treads. NBR can be used in a wide variety of application areas requiring oil, fuel, and chemical resistance. In the last years, the automotive and pneumatic industries have been increasingly concerned with environmental issues, and have invested in synthesis processes for elastomers that are less aggressive to the environment. Thus, the purpose of this article is to present a review on two important butadiene elastomer copolymers, SBR and NBR, with emphasis on the polymerization processes. The main

  11. Precarização do trabalho e risco de acidentes na construção civil: um estudo com base na Análise Coletiva do Trabalho (ACT) Work precariousness and risk of accidents in civil construction: a study based on the Collective Work Analysis

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    Mara Alice Batista Conti Takahashi; Reginalice Cera da Silva; Luiz Eduardo Cobra Lacorte; Gislaine Cecília de Oliveira Ceverny; Rodolfo Andrade de Gouveia Vilela

    2012-01-01

    Este artigo descreve a atividade e a percepção dos trabalhadores da construção civil sobre os riscos e a carga de trabalho. O estudo, com base na Análise Coletiva de Trabalho (ACT), é parte de pesquisa em políticas públicas para aprimoramento do Sistema de Vigilância em Acidentes de Trabalho (SIVAT) de Piracicaba-SP. Priorizou-se a construção civil pela magnitude epidemiológica de ocorrência de acidentes de trabalho e a baixa eficácia das ações tradicionais de vigilância pelas características...

  12. Consumo alimentar de crianças com base 4 na pirâmide alimentar brasileira infantil Food intake by children based on the Brazilian food guide pyramid for young children

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    Roseane Moreira Sampaio Barbosa

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo tem como objetivo comparar o consumo alimentar durante a semana com o do final de semana de vinte crianças de uma creche filantrópica, com base na pirâmide alimentar de crianças brasileiras de dois e três anos, proposta por Philippi. MÉTODOS: A avaliação sociodemográfica foi realizada por meio das variáveis: renda mensal familiar, escolaridade, condições de moradia e saneamento básico. Para a avaliação dietética foram utilizados os métodos de pesagem direta de alimentos (na creche e registro alimentar (na residência após três meses de freqüência da criança na creche. Os alimentos e preparações consumidos pelas crianças durante a semana e no final de semana foram transformados em porções em função dos oito grupos de alimentos correspondentes, conforme recomendado por Philippi. Posteriormente, compararam-se as médias das porções consumidas no final de semana com o consumo semanal de cada grupo de alimentos, utilizando o teste "t" de Student para verificar significância estatística entre os grupos, considerando o nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: Observou-se uma diferença significativa (pOBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the food consumption during the week of twenty children at a nonprofit day care center, with that consumed at the weekend, based on the Brazilian Food Guide Pyramid for two to three year old children proposed by Philippi. METHODS: The social demographic evaluation was based on the following variables: income, educational level, housing and sanitation conditions. The food intake was measured by direct weighing of the food (in the day care center and registry of the food consumed (at home, after three months attendance of the child at the day care center. The food and meals consumed by the children during the week and at the weekend were transformed into portions based on the eight corresponding food groups, according to Philippi. The average

  13. MOBING NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Grunt, Maja

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    Diplomsko delo se osredotoča na probleme mobinga na delovnem mestu in morebitne rešitve. Razdeljeno je na teoretični in empirični del. V teoretičnem delu smo opredelili pojem mobing na delovnem mestu, kot ga razlagajo različni avtorji, oblike mobinga, ki kažejo na to, da se v podjetjih mobing pojavlja na različne načine in v vseh smereh, vzroke za njegovo nastajanje, ki se kažejo v kulturi organizacije, značilnostih organizacije dela, značilnostih žrtev mobinga in značilnostih napadalcev. Pr...

  14. Assessing the ability of sequence-based methods to provide functional insight within membrane integral proteins: a case study analyzing the neurotransmitter/Na+ symporter family

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Efforts to predict functional sites from globular proteins is increasingly common; however, the most successful of these methods generally require structural insight. Unfortunately, despite several recent technological advances, structural coverage of membrane integral proteins continues to be sparse. ConSequently, sequence-based methods represent an important alternative to illuminate functional roles. In this report, we critically examine the ability of several computational methods to provide functional insight within two specific areas. First, can phylogenomic methods accurately describe the functional diversity across a membrane integral protein family? And second, can sequence-based strategies accurately predict key functional sites? Due to the presence of a recently solved structure and a vast amount of experimental mutagenesis data, the neurotransmitter/Na+ symporter (NSS family is an ideal model system to assess the quality of our predictions. Results The raw NSS sequence dataset contains 181 sequences, which have been aligned by various methods. The resultant phylogenetic trees always contain six major subfamilies are consistent with the functional diversity across the family. Moreover, in well-represented subfamilies, phylogenetic clustering recapitulates several nuanced functional distinctions. Functional sites are predicted using six different methods (phylogenetic motifs, two methods that identify subfamily-specific positions, and three different conservation scores. A canonical set of 34 functional sites identified by Yamashita et al. within the recently solved LeuTAa structure is used to assess the quality of the predictions, most of which are predicted by the bioinformatic methods. Remarkably, the importance of these sites is largely confirmed by experimental mutagenesis. Furthermore, the collective set of functional site predictions qualitatively clusters along the proposed transport pathway, further

  15. O ensino da língua Brasileira de sinais na educação infantil para crianças ouvintes e surdas: considerações com base na psicologia histórico-cultural

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    Hivi de Castro Ruiz Marques

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo objetiva expor considerações teóricas a respeito do ensino da Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras na educação infantil como recurso na mediação entre crianças ouvintes e surdas, considerando a importância do mesmo para a inclusão, e discutir seu impacto sobre o desenvolvimento humano, sob a perspectiva da Psicologia Histórico-Cultural (PHC. O conteúdo resulta de investigação bibliográfico-conceitual desenvolvida no período de 2011-2012. Entendemos que o ensino de Libras pode favorecer a aprendizagem e o desenvolvimento de crianças surdas e ouvintes, permitindo, sobretudo, àquelas multiplicar o número de interlocutores. A Libras oportuniza trocas linguísticas efetivas entre os pares surdos e ouvintes, e às crianças ouvintes oferta o acesso a um universo cultural desconhecido. Estudos de fontes primárias (publicações soviéticas e secundárias (publicações mais recentes sobre a defectologia vygotskiana, o ensino da Libras e a linguagem apontam a possibilidade de desenvolvimento de crianças ouvintes e surdas no que concerne à linguagem, sendo importante o ensino da Libras como segunda língua, enquanto recurso para crianças ouvintes. Podemos concluir quanto é necessário incrementar o ensino da Libras, e para isso a legislação regulamentada deve ser de fato cumprida. A Libras, ao estar presente nos espaços da educação escolar, não é privilégio, mas constitui-se em conteúdo fundante ao surdo e elemento agregador para o ouvinte em seu processo de formação genérica, de homem cultural.

  16. Potassium estimation in the soil solution based on electrical conductivity and soil water content Estimativa de potássio na solução do solo baseada na condutividade elétrica e umidade do solo

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    Torquato M. de Andrade Neto

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to evaluate and to validate models for estimating potassium in the soil solution as a function of bulk electrical conductivity (ECw, soil water content (q and a soil solution electrical conductivity (ECss. Treatments consisted of using three concentrations of injecting solution of potassium chloride (1.0, 2.5 and 4.0 g L-1 which were applied by two trickle irrigation systems (microsprinkler and drip during the first cycle of the banana crop cv. Terra Maranhão. Results showed that it is feasible to estimate potassium concentration in the soil solution from data of ECss and q obtained by time domain reflectometry (TDR using an equation that combined a linear and a potential model. The estimated values of potassium concentration were close to the ones measured along the crop cycle under field conditions, with a mean normalized deviation of 10.0%, maximum and minimum deviation of 5.0 and 13.0%, respectively.O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar e validar modelo de estimativa de potássio na solução do solo, como função da condutividade elétrica aparente (CEa, da umidade do solo (q e da condutividade elétrica da solução do solo (CEss. Os tratamentos consistiram no uso de três concentrações de cloreto de potássio da solução de injeção (1,0, 2,5 e 4,0 g L-1 aplicadas por microaspersão e por gotejamento, durante o primeiro ciclo da cultura da bananeira cultivar Terra Maranhão. Os resultados mostraram que é viável estimar a concentração de K+ na solução do solo a partir de dados de q e CEa, obtidos por meio da técnica da reflectometria no domínio do tempo (TDR para condições de campo, com uso de equação resultante da combinação de um modelo linear e um potencial. Os valores de K+ estimados se aproximaram dos medidos ao longo do ciclo da cultura da bananeira "Terra" nas condições de campo, com desvio normalizado médio de 10%, desvio máximo e mínimo de 5,0 e 13,0%, respectivamente.

  17. Alkali metal non-stoichiometric effects in (K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5})NbO{sub 3} based piezoelectric ceramics

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    Lee, S. C.; Yeo, H. G.; Cho, J. H.; Sung, Y. S.; Kim, M. H.; Song, T. K.; Kim, S. S. [Changwon National University, Changwon (Korea, Republic of); Choi, B. C. [Pukyung National University, Busan (Korea, Republic of); Choi, K. S. [Sunchon National University, Sunchon, Chonnam (Korea, Republic of)

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    Alkali-metal-excess lead-free 0.93(K{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}){sub (1+x)}NbO{sub 3}-0.07LiNbO{sub 3} (KNNL) piezoelectric ceramics were prepared by using a solid state reaction. The contents of both K and Na were simultaneously controlled to 4 mol% excess. From X-ray diffraction and temperature-dependent dielectric constant measurements, a polymorphic phase transition (PPT) between the tetragonal and orthorhombic phases was observed by changing the stoichiometry of x. With increasing (K+Na) content, the PPT temperature increased, but the Curie temperature decreased. The highest piezoelectric constant was 189 pC/N for x = 0.01, where the PPT temperature was around room temperature.

  18. Experimental And Modelling Investigations on Na-Illite: Acid-Base Behaviour And the Sorption Of Strontium, Nickel, Europium And Uranyl

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    Bradbury, M.H.; Baeyens, B

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    In an extensive study the physico-chemical, protolysis and sorption characteristics of Sr(II), Ni(II), Eu(III) and U(VI) have been measured on illite and modeled over a wide range of pH, sorbate and NaCI0{sub 4} concentrations. SampIes of Illite du Puy, collected in the region of Le Puy-en- Velay, France, were carefully conditioned to the Na-form and physico-chemically characterised. Potentiometric titrations on suspensions of the Na-illite were carried out using a batch back titration technique in 0.01, 0.1 and 0.5 M NaCI0{sub 4} background electrolytes from pH 2 to 12 in an inert atmosphere glove box. The supernatant solutions from each titration experiment in each series were analysed for K, Mg, Ca, Sr, Si, Al, Fe and Mn. The titration data were modeled in terms of the protolysis of two amphoteric edge sites (=S{sup W1}0H and =S{sup W2}0H) without an electrostatic term. The protonation/deprotonation constants and site capacities obtained from the titration measurements were then fixed. The sorption edge and isotherm data were modeled with strong (=S{sup S}OH) and weak (=S{sup W1}0H) surface complexation sites, assumed to have the same protolysis constants, again without electrostatic terms. Uptake by cation exchange was included in all of the calculations. This sorption model, the 2 site protolysis non electrostatic surface complexation and cation exchange model, had been developed previously for montmorillonite and was successful in describing the sorption characteristics of Sr, Ni, Eu and U on Na-illite over a wide range of conditions. Cation exchange capacity, strong and weak site capacities and protolysis constants for Na-illite are given, together with surface complexation constants and selectivity coefficients for Sr, Ni, Eu and U. At 0.01 M NaCI0{sub 4} and pH below 8 the sorption of Sr, Ni, Eu and U was dominated by a cation exchange mechanism. The strong dependency of sorption on pH observed under these conditions arose from the competitive effects of

  19. One-Step Catalytic Synthesis of CuO/Cu2O in a Graphitized Porous C Matrix Derived from the Cu-Based Metal-Organic Framework for Li- and Na-Ion Batteries.

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    Kim, A-Young; Kim, Min Kyu; Cho, Keumnam; Woo, Jae-Young; Lee, Yongho; Han, Sung-Hwan; Byun, Dongjin; Choi, Wonchang; Lee, Joong Kee

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    The hybrid composite electrode comprising CuO and Cu2O micronanoparticles in a highly graphitized porous C matrix (CuO/Cu2O-GPC) has a rational design and is a favorable approach to increasing the rate capability and reversible capacity of metal oxide negative materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries. CuO/Cu2O-GPC is synthesized through a Cu-based metal-organic framework via a one-step thermal transformation process. The electrochemical performances of the CuO/Cu2O-GPC negative electrode in Li- and Na-ion batteries are systematically studied and exhibit excellent capacities of 887.3 mAh g(-1) at 60 mA g(-1) after 200 cycles in a Li-ion battery and 302.9 mAh g(-1) at 50 mA g(-1) after 200 cycles in a Na-ion battery. The high electrochemical stability was obtained via the rational strategy, mainly owing to the synergy effect of the CuO and Cu2O micronanoparticles and highly graphitized porous C formed by catalytic graphitization of Cu nanoparticles. Owing to the simple one-step thermal transformation process and resulting high electrochemical performance, CuO/Cu2O-GPC is one of the prospective negative active materials for rechargeable Li- and Na-ion batteries.

  20. Avaliação do uso de pomada à base de sementes de jaqueira (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam na terapêutica tópica de feridas

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    Full Text Available As propriedades cicatrizantes da jaqueira (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam são atribuídas a uma proteína encontrada na semente de sua fruta que, em casos de queimaduras de pele, proporciona a regeneração do tecido danificado em vez da substituição por tecido conjuntivo fibroso. Objetivando avaliar macro e microscopicamente o efeito da pomada formulada com o pó obtido a partir de sementes de jaca na cicatrização, por segunda intenção, de feridas cutâneas em camundongos, limpas e infectadas experimentalmente por Staphylococcus aureus, realizou-se o estudo em 96 camundongos nos quais foram feitas feridas experimentais na região dorso-lateral. Cada grupo, com 12 animais, recebeu um tipo de tratamento. O grupo GI serviu como controle para feridas limpas, o grupo GII foi o controle para feridas infectadas e os demais foram tratados topicamente com pomada à base de semente de jaca em diferentes esquemas de administração. Os animais foram avaliados diariamente e sacrificados cinco, 10 e 13 dias após a cirurgia, sendo removido o tecido cicatricial e circunjacente para avaliação histológica. Os resultados mostraram que não houve diferença estatisticamente significativa entre os tratamentos. Palavras-chave: camundongos; cicatrização; feridas; jaca; Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam; lectina.

  1. One-Step Catalytic Synthesis of CuO/Cu2O in a Graphitized Porous C Matrix Derived from the Cu-Based Metal-Organic Framework for Li- and Na-Ion Batteries.

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    Kim, A-Young; Kim, Min Kyu; Cho, Keumnam; Woo, Jae-Young; Lee, Yongho; Han, Sung-Hwan; Byun, Dongjin; Choi, Wonchang; Lee, Joong Kee

    2016-08-01

    The hybrid composite electrode comprising CuO and Cu2O micronanoparticles in a highly graphitized porous C matrix (CuO/Cu2O-GPC) has a rational design and is a favorable approach to increasing the rate capability and reversible capacity of metal oxide negative materials for Li- and Na-ion batteries. CuO/Cu2O-GPC is synthesized through a Cu-based metal-organic framework via a one-step thermal transformation process. The electrochemical performances of the CuO/Cu2O-GPC negative electrode in Li- and Na-ion batteries are systematically studied and exhibit excellent capacities of 887.3 mAh g(-1) at 60 mA g(-1) after 200 cycles in a Li-ion battery and 302.9 mAh g(-1) at 50 mA g(-1) after 200 cycles in a Na-ion battery. The high electrochemical stability was obtained via the rational strategy, mainly owing to the synergy effect of the CuO and Cu2O micronanoparticles and highly graphitized porous C formed by catalytic graphitization of Cu nanoparticles. Owing to the simple one-step thermal transformation process and resulting high electrochemical performance, CuO/Cu2O-GPC is one of the prospective negative active materials for rechargeable Li- and Na-ion batteries. PMID:27398693

  2. Um modelo de passo invariante baseado na função de Gompertz para prognose do crescimento A step invariant model based on gompertz´s function for Growth prognosis

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    Daniel Pereira Guimarães

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    Full Text Available Apresenta-se um modelo de passo invariante baseado na função de Gompertz. O ajuste do modelo foi efetuado em dados de crescimento de frangos de corte e em parcelas permanentes de plantações de Eucalyptus grandis. O modelo proposto apresenta a forma Pf = Pa.exp(beta0.Sbeta2(exp(beta1 .Ia-(exp(beta1.If, em que Pf é a produção estimada na idade futura (If a partir da produção atual (Pa, observada na idade atual (Ia. S representa a introdução de nova variável ao modelo, sendo usada como variável binária representando machos e fêmeas no caso de frangos, e variável indicativa da qualidade do sítio no caso do eucalipto. As principais vantagens da utilização do modelo proposto residem na compatibilidade dos resultados, advinda da característica de passo invariante, projeções individuais e análise dos erros em diferentes intervalos temporais.A step invariant model based on Gompertz´s function is presented. Model adjustment was done on broilers and Eucalyptus grandis growth data. The proposed model presents the form Pf = Pa.exp(beta0.Sb2(exp(beta1 .Ia-(exp(beta1.If, where Pf refers to the future estimated yield at age (If based on yield (Pa observed at present age (Ia. S means the introduction of a new variable to the model, being used as binarian variable to indicate male and female broilers and as a site quality for eucalypt. The main advantages of using the proposed model resides in the compatibility of results, assured by the step invariant characteristics, individuals projections and analysis of errors based on the prognosis intervals.

  3. Towards an ecological index for tropical soil quality based on soil macrofauna Em busca de um índice ecológico para a qualidade de solo tropical com base na macrofauna edáfica

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    Esperanza Huerta

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to construct a simple index based on the presence/absence of different groups of soil macrofauna to determine the ecological quality of soils. The index was tested with data from 20 sites in South and Central Tabasco, Mexico, and a positive relation between the model and the field observations was detected. The index showed that diverse agroforestry systems had the highest soil quality index (1.00, and monocrops without trees, such as pineapple, showed the lowest soil quality index (0.08. Further research is required to improve this model for natural systems that have very low earthworm biomass (O objetivo deste trabalho foi construir um índice simples com base na presença/ausência de diferentes grupos da macrofauna edáfica para auxiliar na determinação da qualidade ecológica dos solos. O índice foi testado com dados de 20 locais do sul e centro do Estado de Tabasco, México, e foi observada uma correlação positiva entre o dados gerados pelo modelo e pelas observações de campo. O índice de qualidade de solo mostrou que diversos sistemas agroflorestais tiveram a mais alta qualidade de solo (1,0 e que os monocultivos sem árvores, como o de abacaxi, apresentaram a qualidade de solo mais baixa (0,08. Este modelo precisa ser melhor desenvolvido para ser aplicado eficientemente em sistemas que apresentam naturalmente baixas densidades de minhocas (<10 g m-2 e número elevado de espécies de minhocas (5-7, como ocorre em solos de floresta tropical, cujo índice de qualidade de solo apresentou valores médios (0,5. A aplicação desse índice precisará de um guia ilustrado para os seus usuários. Mais estudos são necessários para testar o seu emprego por fazendeiros.

  4. Hybrid aqueous battery based on Na3V2(PO4)3/C cathode and zinc anode for potential large-scale energy storage

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    Li, Guolong; Yang, Ze; Jiang, Yan; Zhang, Wuxing; Huang, Yunhui

    2016-03-01

    A hybrid aqueous rechargeable battery with Na3V2(PO4)3 as cathode and metal Zn as anode has been proposed. Na3V2(PO4)3 is co-incorporated by carbon and reduced graphene oxide. The battery delivers a capacity of 92 mAh g-1 at a current density of 50 mA g-1 with a high and flat operating voltage of 1.42 V. It exhibits a capacity of 60 mAh g-1 at a high current density of 2000 mA g-1, indicative of excellent rate capability. Such inexpensive and safe battery shows an energy density as high as 112 Wh kg-1, demonstrating that it is potential for future application in large-scale energy storage.

  5. Band gap modification and ferroelectric properties of Bi0.5(Na,K0.5TiO3-based by Li substitution

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    Ngo Duc Quan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We report on the reduction of band gap in Bi0.5(Na0.82-xLixK0.180.5(Ti0.95Sn0.05O3 from 2.99 eV to 2.84 eV due to the substitutions of Li+ ions to Na+ sites. In addition, the lithium substitution samples exhibit an increasing of the maximal polarizations from 21.8 to 25.7 μC/cm2. The polarization enhancement of ferroelectric and reduction of the band gaps are strongly related to the Li substitution concentration as evaluated via the electronegative between A-site and oxygen and tolerance factor. The results are promising for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications.

  6. Luminescence energy transfer detection of PSA in red region based on Mn2+-enhanced NaYF4:Yb, Er upconversion nanorods.

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    Zhang, Jianguo; Wang, Shaozhen; Gao, Ni; Feng, Dexiang; Wang, Lun; Chen, Hongqi

    2015-10-15

    A new turn-on luminescence energy transfer (LET) system has been designed for the detection of prostate specific antigen (PSA, a cancer marker) that utilizes Mn(2+)-enhanced long wavelength luminescence NaYF4:Yb, Er upconversion nanorods as the donor and gold nanorods as the acceptor. The Mn(2+)-doped NaYF4:Yb,Er upconversion luminescence nanorods with an emission peak located in the red region were synthesized. The presence of Mn(2+) markedly increased the luminescence intensity over that of the NaYF4:Yb, Er upconversion nanomaterials (excited by a 980 nm continuous wavelength laser). The surfaces of Mn(2+)-doped NaYF4:Yb, Er upconversion nanorods were modified with poly(acrylic acid). Antibodies against prostate specific antigen were bound to the surface of the carboxyl-functionalized upconversion nanorods, which acted as the energy donor in this LET system. Gold nanorods with an absorption band at ~666 nm were synthesized by the seed growth method, acted as the energy acceptor. The emission band of the upconversion nanorods overlapped well with the absorption band of the gold nanorods. The luminescence was quenched because of the electrostatic interactions that shortened the distance between the donor (negatively charged) and the accepter (positively charged).When the PSA antigen was added into the system, the energy acceptor and the energy donors were separated because the binding affinity between PSA and anti-PSA was greater than the electrostatic interactions, and thereby the luminescence was recovered. The linear range of detecting PSA was from 0.1172 to 18.75 ng/mL (R=0.995), with a limit of detection for PSA as low as 0.1129 ng/mL. The method was successfully applied to the sensing of PSA in human serum samples. PMID:25996781

  7. A novel Ni/Na - Containing inorganic-organic hybrid supramolecule based on polyoxometalate and EDTA with ultraviolet-visible light photochromism

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    Xiao, Han-Xi; Teng, Chun-Lin; Cai, Qing; Sun, Su-Qin; Cai, Tie-Jun; Deng, Qian

    2016-08-01

    A novel Ni/Na - containing inorganic-organic hybrid supramolecule {(PW12O40)·[Na2(NiH2EDTA·H2O)(H4EDTA)·2H2O]·2H2O·H3O}n (short for NiEDTA-PW12) has been successfully synthesized by solution method, and investigated by thermogravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA), ultraviolet visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry (CV), photoluminescence (PL), ultraviolet visible diffuse reflectance spectrum (UV-vis DRS) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD). NiEDTA-PW12 exhibits intriguing infinite supramolecular structure with Na+ ions as linker. Furthermore, NiEDTA-PW12 displays a fast-responsive reversible photochromism under ultraviolet or visible light. The photochromic property of NiEDTA-PW12 has been investigated by techniques of UV-vis DRS and PL, and the impact of the O2 on fading of the colored NiEDTA-PW12 has been investigated.

  8. Dietas à base de milho e farelo de soja suplementadas com enzimas na alimentação de frangos de corte Corn and soybean meal based diets supplemented with enzymes in feed of broiler chicken

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    Delma Maria Torres

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de verificar o efeito da adição de enzimas digestivas exógenas em dietas à base de milho e farelo de soja sobre o desempenho de frangos de corte, conduziu-se este experimento. Foram utilizados 819 pintos Hubbard em DIC e esquema fatorial 3 x 2 x 2 + 1 (enzimas, proteínas, níveis de energia e um tratamento testemunha com 3 repetições de 21 aves por parcela. Os níveis de enzimas foram 0,5; 1,0 e 1,5 g/kg de dieta, e os de proteína foram normais (21,18, 19,95 e 19,43% PB e reduzidos (20,54, 19,35 e 18,46% PB; os de energia também foram normais (3000, 3100 e 3200 kcal/kg de EM e reduzidos (2910, 3007 e 3040 kcal/kg de EM, respectivamente, para as fases inicial, de crescimento e final da criação, e para o testemunha, a ração continha níveis normais de EM e PB, sem enzimas. Os fatores avaliados foram ganho de peso, consumo de ração, conversão alimentar e fator europeu de produção. Pelos resultados, verificou-se manutenção do desempenho zootécnico das aves em razão da aplicação de enzimas, constatado pela não significância desses fatores aos 42 dias de idade e pela melhora na conversão alimentar, redução do consumo de ração e maior fator europeu de produção aos 21 dias de idade. O estudo da interação dos níveis de enzima x proteína mostrou que a adição de 0,5 g/kg de enzima na dieta com nível de proteína reduzido resultou em maior ganho de peso das aves. Conclui-se que é viável o uso de enzimas exógenas adicionadas em rações para frangos de corte.The objective of the experiment was verify the effect of the addition of exogen digestive enzymes in corn and soybean meal based diets on performance of broiler chickens. Were used 819 Hubbard chickens in completely randomized design, and 3 x 2 x 2 + 1 check factorial (enzyme, protein and energy levels and one treatment check with 3 replications, of the 21 birds by replicate. Enzyme levels were 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 g/kg of diet, energy levels were

  9. Role of Hard-Acid/Hard-Base Interaction on Structural and Dielectric Behavior of Solid Polymer Electrolytes Based on Chitosan-XCF3SO3 (X = Li+, Na+, Ag+

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    Full Text Available Solid films of pure chitosan, chitosan-LiCF3SO3, chitosan-NaCF3SO3, and chitosan-AgCF3SO3 were prepared using solution cast technique. The influence of cation size on the chitosan structure has been investigated by X-ray diffraction technique. The interaction between the alkali metal ions and the donor atoms of chitosan polymer is a strong hard-acid/hard-base interaction. It was found that the intensity of crystalline peaks of chitosan decreases with increase of cation size. The impedance analysis shows that ionic transport is high for the high amorphous system. The second semicircle in Z′′-Z′ plots and the surface plasmonic resonance (SPR peaks in chitosan-AgCF3SO3 sample system reveal the formations of silver metal nanoparticles. It was found that the high amorphous sample exhibits the high dielectric constant and dielectric loss values. The increase of dielectric constant and dielectric loss with temperature for chitosan-salt membranes indicated an increase of charge carrier concentration.

  10. Envolvimento Parental na Escola

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    Alves, Marta Raquel Garcia; Rolim, Luísa

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    O nosso estudo teve como objectivo verificar se existe envolvimento parental na Escola Básica Integrada com Jardim de Infância de Góis. Nesta análise foram questionados alguns alunos dos 7º e 9º anos, encarregados de educação e docentes dos referidos alunos. A nossa amostra contou com a participação de 115 indivíduos sendo 67 alunos 31 encarregados de educação e 17 docentes. Na recolha dos dados usamos o Questionário de Envolvimento Parental na Escola de Pereira (2002), com Versão para pais e...

  11. FOTOALERGIJSKE REAKCIJE NA LIJEKOVE

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    Bukvić Mokos, Zrinka; Lipozenčić, Jasna

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    Reakcije na lijekove posredovane svjetlom mogu biti fototoksične i fotoalergijske. U ovom preglednom članku prikazane su fotoalergijske reakcije na lijekove koje nastaju interakcijom lijeka i ultraljubičastog svjetla uz sudjelovanje imunosnih mehanizama. Uz osvrt na fotobiologiju te najčešće lijekove koji sudjeluju u nastanku fotoalergijskih reakcija, prikazana je imunološkapodloga tih dermatoza, klinička slika, te dijagnostički i terapijski postupak. Poznavanje potencijalnih fotoalergena i p...

  12. EROTIČNA RISBA

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    LAZAR, FORTUNA

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    Diplomsko delo z naslovom »Erotična risba« je sestavljeno iz teoretičnega in praktičnega dela, pri čemer je praktični del vsebinsko vezan na teoretični del diplomske naloge. Neposredna erotična upodobitev je del likovne produkcije večine umetnikov. V raziskovanju erotičnih upodobitev sem izpostavila dva umetnika, Egona Schieleja, ki je ustvaril pomemben opus erotične figuralike in Marlene Dumas, še živečo umetnico, ki skozi erotične podobe izraža aktualne teme sodobnosti. Namen tega diplomske...

  13. Djelovanje eksplozija na konstrukcije

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    Draganić, Hrvoje; Sigmund, Vladimir

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    Dana je analiza opterećenja eksplozijom na konstrukciju te numerički primjer djelovanja na fiktivnu građevinu. Cilj je bio upoznati se s fenomenom eksplozije kao opterećenja na konstrukcije uslijed sve veće terorističke prijetnje te nedostatka smjernica u nacionalnim i europskim propisima o provjeri konstrukcija izloženih djelovanju eksplozija. Analitički je određeno opterećenje eksplozijom kao vremenski zapis promjene tlaka zraka te numerički modeliranja konstrukcija i prethodno određeno opt...

  14. Europlanet NA2 Science Networking

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    Harri, Ari-Matti; Szego, Karoly; Genzer, Maria; Schmidt, Walter; Krupp, Norbert; Lammer, Helmut; Kallio, Esa; Haukka, Harri

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    Europlanet RI / NA2 Science Networking [1] focused on determining the major goals of current and future European planetary science, relating them to the Research Infrastructure that the Europlanet RI project [2] developed, and placing them in a more global context. NA2 also enhanced the ability of European planetary scientists to participate on the global scene with their own agenda-setting projects and ideas. The Networking Activity NA2 included five working groups, aimed at identifying key science issues and producing reference books on major science themes that will bridge the gap between the results of present and past missions and the scientific preparation of the future ones. Within the Europlanet RI project (2009-2012) the NA2 and NA2-WGs organized thematic workshops, an expert exchange program and training groups to improve the scientific impact of this Infrastructure. The principal tasks addressed by NA2 were: • Science activities in support to the optimal use of data from past and present space missions, involving the broad planetary science community beyond the "space club" • Science activities in support to the preparation of future planetary missions: Earth-based preparatory observations, laboratory studies, R&D on advanced instrumentation and exploration technologies for the future, theory and modeling etc. • Develop scientific activities, joint publications, dedicated meetings, tools and services, education activities, engaging the public and industries • Update science themes and addressing the two main scientific objectives • Prepare and support workshops of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern and • Support Trans National Activities (TNAs), Joined Research Activities (JRAs) and the Integrated and Distributed Information Service (IDIS) of the Europlanet project These tasks were achieved by WG workshops organized by the NA2 working groups, by ISSI workshops and by an Expert Exchange Program. There were 17 official WG

  15. Influence of Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios on the immobilization of Pb from electric arc furnace into the fly ash based geopolymers

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    Zejak R.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Electric arc furnace dust (EAFD is by-product of iron and steel scrap remelting in electric arc furnace. This waste is classified as a hazardous material due to the leaching of heavy metals into the environment. Geopolymeryzation of fly ash into construction materials called - geopolymer is a considering as a possible way of immobilization of heavy metals from EAFD. Mechanical properties and chemical stability of geopolymers are mostly determined by the ratio between main oxides, Na2O, Al2O3 and SiO2. In this paper we have investigated possibility of Pb immobilization from EAFD into the fly ash based geopolymer. Geopolymers are synthesized at different Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios. Compressive strength and chemical stability of geopolymers with respect to the leaching of Pb in water according to the EN 12457 regulation were tested. The results have shown that Na2O/Al2O3 and SiO2/Al2O3 ratios have influence on the compressive strength of geopolymers and Pb release in the water environment.

  16. Bulk modulus of basic sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4]6(OH)2·2H2O, a possible zeolitic precursor in coal-fly-ash-based geopolymers

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    Oh, Jae Eun

    2011-01-01

    Synthetic basic sodalite, Na8[AlSiO4] 6(OH)2•2H2O, cubic, P43n, (also known as hydroxysodalite hydrate) was prepared by the alkaline activation of amorphous aluminosilicate glass, obtained from the phase separation of Class F fly ash. The sample was subjected to a process similar to geopolymerization, using high concentrations of a NaOH solution at 90 °C for 24 hours. Basic sodalite was chosen as a representative analogue of the zeolite precursor existing in Na-based Class F fly ash geopolymers. To determine its bulk modulus, high-pressure synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction was applied using a diamond anvil cell (DAC) up to a pressure of 4.5 GPa. A curve-fit with a truncated third-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state with a fixed K\\'o = 4 to pressure-normalized volume data yielded the isothermal bulk modulus, K o = 43 ± 4 GPa, indicating that basic sodalite is more compressible than sodalite, possibly due to a difference in interactions between the framework host and the guest molecules. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

  17. A study on equilibria in the quaternary system Na2 B4 O7-Na2 SO4-NaCl-H2 O at 288 K%Na2B4O7-Na2SO4-NaCl-H2O四元体系288K相平衡研究

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    桑世华; 赵相颇; 钟丝摇; 张俊杰

    2013-01-01

    Solubilities and densities of solution in the quaternary system NaCl-Na2 SO4-Na2 B4 O7-H2 O at 288 K were studied by iso-thermal equilibrium method.Based on the solubility data ,the phase diagram of the quaternary system was plotted ,which consists of three univariant curves,one invariant point and three crystallization fields corresponding to NaCl ,Na2B4O7· 10H2O and Na2SO4· 10H2O.The experimental results show that sodium chloride (NaCl)had the salting-out effect on sodium borate(Na2B4O7)and sodi-um sulphate(Na2SO4).%  采用等温溶解平衡法研究了四元体系Na2 B4 O7-Na2 SO4-NaCl-H2 O 在288 K的相平衡关系,测定了平衡液相的溶解度及其密度。由研究结果知该四元体系为简单共饱和型,无复盐及固溶体形成。根据实验数据绘制了相应的相图。相图中有一个共饱点,三条单变曲线,三个结晶区平衡固相分别为:Na2 B4 O7·10H2 O, Na2 SO4·10H2 O和NaCl。实验结果表明NaCl对Na2 B4 O7和Na2 SO4有盐析作用,并简要讨论了实验结果。

  18. Crystal structure of a sodium, zinc and iron(III-based non-stoichiometric phosphate with an alluaudite-like structure: Na1.67Zn1.67Fe1.33(PO43

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    Jamal Khmiyas

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The new title compound, disodium dizinc iron(III tris(phosphate, Na1.67Zn1.67Fe1.33(PO43, which belongs to the alluaudite family, has been synthesized by solid-state reactions. In this structure, all atoms are in general positions except for four, which are located on special positions of the C2/c space group. This structure is characterized by cation substitutional disorder at two sites, one situated on the special position 4e (2 and the other on the general position 8f. The 4e site is partially occupied by Na+ [0.332 (3], whereas the 8f site is entirely filled by a mixture of Fe and Zn. The full-occupancy sodium and zinc atoms are located at the Wyckoff positions on the inversion center 4a (-1 and on the twofold rotation axis 4e, respectively. Refinement of the occupancy ratios, bond-valence analysis and the electrical neutrality requirement of the structure lead to the given composition for the title compound. The three-dimensional framework of this structure consists of kinked chains of edge-sharing octahedra stacked parallel to [10-1]. The chains are formed by a succession of trimers based on [ZnO6] octahedra and the mixed-cation FeIII/ZnII [(Fe/ZnO6] octahedra [FeIII:ZnIII ratio 0.668 (3/0.332 (3]. Continuous chains are held together by PO4 phosphate groups, forming polyhedral sheets perpendicular to [010]. The stacked sheets delimit two types of tunnels parallel to the c axis in which the sodium cations are located. Each Na+ cation is coordinated by eight O atoms. The disorder of Na in the tunnel might presage ionic mobility for this material.

  19. Nação e nacionalismo a partir da experiência brasileira Nation and nationalism based on the Brazilian experience

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    Carlos Lessa

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Pensar nação e nacionalismo a partir da experiência brasileira exige um mergulho desde as raízes coloniais até a modernidade. Essa trajetória é marcada por descompassos, e desde o Estado Nacional até a sedimentação da nação e o sentimento de auto-estima com uma "identidade brasileira" transcorre-se mais de um século. Tanto o conceito de Brasil-nação quanto as versões nacionalistas jamais têm alta dramaticidade; as passagens históricas fundamentais - abolição, proclamação da República, Estado Novo - se sucedem com poucos traumas preliminares e, em seqüência, a trajetória opera uma rápida "conservatização". Do ponto de vista econômico, as forças produtivas se desenvolvem dinâmica e intensamente. Apesar da expansão demográfica, da ocupação territorial, da transformação e emergência de novos grupos sociais no campo e na cidade, é preservada a exclusão social de amplas frações da nacionalidade dos benefícios do dinamismo econômico. É ciclotímica a leitura dos nacionais de suas próprias características. A cultura, tanto das elites quanto a popular, fornece chaves para entender as mutações do pensar nacional em relação ao Brasil e o desdobramento de múltiplas características.This essay aims to analyze both Nation and Nationalism concepts according to the viewpoint of brazilian experience, from colonial roots to our times, from national state’s birth to the settlement of the Nation and national self-stee. The main historical landmarks happen with few preliminary traumas and are "conservative-zed". Productive forces develop dynamically; demographic expansion and territory occupation continue as society changes and new groups emerge; however, large population segments keep excluded from the welfare economic development should provide. Natives' self-perception is rather cyclothymical. Both popular and elite’s culture provide the keys to understand the mutations of national thinking about Brazil, as

  20. HIV-1 Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Mutations in Treatment Naïve and Experienced Panamanian Subjects: Impact on National Use of EFV-Based Schemes

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    Mendoza, Yaxelis; Castillo Mewa, Juan; Martínez, Alexander A.; Zaldívar, Yamitzel; Sosa, Néstor; Arteaga, Griselda; Armién, Blas; Bautista, Christian T.; García-Morales, Claudia; Tapia-Trejo, Daniela; Ávila-Ríos, Santiago; Reyes-Terán, Gustavo; Bello, Gonzalo; Pascale, Juan M.

    2016-01-01

    The use of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected subjects prevents AIDS-related illness and delayed occurrence of death. In Panama, rollout of ART started in 1999 and national coverage has reached 62.8% since then. The objective of this study was to determine the level and patterns of acquired drug resistance mutations of clinical relevance (ADR-CRM) and surveillance drug resistance mutations (SDRMs) from 717 HIV-1 pol gene sequences obtained from 467 ARV drug-experienced and 250 ARV drug-naïve HIV-1 subtypes B infected subjects during 2007–2013, respectively. The overall prevalence of SDRM and of ADR-CRM during the study period was 9.2% and 87.6%, respectively. The majority of subjects with ADR-CRM had a pattern of mutations that confer resistance to at least two classes of ARV inhibitors. The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) mutations K103N and P225H were more prevalent in both ARV drug-naïve and ARV drug-experienced subjects. The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) mutation M184V was more frequent in ARV drug-experienced individuals, while T215YFrev and M41L were more frequent in ARV drug-naïve subjects. Prevalence of mutations associated to protease inhibitors (PI) was lower than 4.1% in both types of subjects. Therefore, there is a high level of resistance (>73%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine, Lamivudine and Azidothymidine in ARV drug-experienced subjects, and an intermediate to high level of resistance (5–10%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine in ARV drug-naïve subjects. During the study period, we observed an increasing trend in the prevalence of ADR-CRM in subjects under first-line schemes, but not significant changes in the prevalence of SDRM. These results reinforce the paramount importance of a national surveillance system of ADR-CRM and SDRM for national management policies of subjects living with HIV. PMID:27119150

  1. HIV-1 Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Mutations in Treatment Naïve and Experienced Panamanian Subjects: Impact on National Use of EFV-Based Schemes.

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    Mendoza, Yaxelis; Castillo Mewa, Juan; Martínez, Alexander A; Zaldívar, Yamitzel; Sosa, Néstor; Arteaga, Griselda; Armién, Blas; Bautista, Christian T; García-Morales, Claudia; Tapia-Trejo, Daniela; Ávila-Ríos, Santiago; Reyes-Terán, Gustavo; Bello, Gonzalo; Pascale, Juan M

    2016-01-01

    The use of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected subjects prevents AIDS-related illness and delayed occurrence of death. In Panama, rollout of ART started in 1999 and national coverage has reached 62.8% since then. The objective of this study was to determine the level and patterns of acquired drug resistance mutations of clinical relevance (ADR-CRM) and surveillance drug resistance mutations (SDRMs) from 717 HIV-1 pol gene sequences obtained from 467 ARV drug-experienced and 250 ARV drug-naïve HIV-1 subtypes B infected subjects during 2007-2013, respectively. The overall prevalence of SDRM and of ADR-CRM during the study period was 9.2% and 87.6%, respectively. The majority of subjects with ADR-CRM had a pattern of mutations that confer resistance to at least two classes of ARV inhibitors. The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) mutations K103N and P225H were more prevalent in both ARV drug-naïve and ARV drug-experienced subjects. The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) mutation M184V was more frequent in ARV drug-experienced individuals, while T215YFrev and M41L were more frequent in ARV drug-naïve subjects. Prevalence of mutations associated to protease inhibitors (PI) was lower than 4.1% in both types of subjects. Therefore, there is a high level of resistance (>73%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine, Lamivudine and Azidothymidine in ARV drug-experienced subjects, and an intermediate to high level of resistance (5-10%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine in ARV drug-naïve subjects. During the study period, we observed an increasing trend in the prevalence of ADR-CRM in subjects under first-line schemes, but not significant changes in the prevalence of SDRM. These results reinforce the paramount importance of a national surveillance system of ADR-CRM and SDRM for national management policies of subjects living with HIV. PMID:27119150

  2. HIV-1 Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Mutations in Treatment Naïve and Experienced Panamanian Subjects: Impact on National Use of EFV-Based Schemes.

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    Mendoza, Yaxelis; Castillo Mewa, Juan; Martínez, Alexander A; Zaldívar, Yamitzel; Sosa, Néstor; Arteaga, Griselda; Armién, Blas; Bautista, Christian T; García-Morales, Claudia; Tapia-Trejo, Daniela; Ávila-Ríos, Santiago; Reyes-Terán, Gustavo; Bello, Gonzalo; Pascale, Juan M

    2016-01-01

    The use of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected subjects prevents AIDS-related illness and delayed occurrence of death. In Panama, rollout of ART started in 1999 and national coverage has reached 62.8% since then. The objective of this study was to determine the level and patterns of acquired drug resistance mutations of clinical relevance (ADR-CRM) and surveillance drug resistance mutations (SDRMs) from 717 HIV-1 pol gene sequences obtained from 467 ARV drug-experienced and 250 ARV drug-naïve HIV-1 subtypes B infected subjects during 2007-2013, respectively. The overall prevalence of SDRM and of ADR-CRM during the study period was 9.2% and 87.6%, respectively. The majority of subjects with ADR-CRM had a pattern of mutations that confer resistance to at least two classes of ARV inhibitors. The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) mutations K103N and P225H were more prevalent in both ARV drug-naïve and ARV drug-experienced subjects. The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) mutation M184V was more frequent in ARV drug-experienced individuals, while T215YFrev and M41L were more frequent in ARV drug-naïve subjects. Prevalence of mutations associated to protease inhibitors (PI) was lower than 4.1% in both types of subjects. Therefore, there is a high level of resistance (>73%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine, Lamivudine and Azidothymidine in ARV drug-experienced subjects, and an intermediate to high level of resistance (5-10%) to Efavirenz/Nevirapine in ARV drug-naïve subjects. During the study period, we observed an increasing trend in the prevalence of ADR-CRM in subjects under first-line schemes, but not significant changes in the prevalence of SDRM. These results reinforce the paramount importance of a national surveillance system of ADR-CRM and SDRM for national management policies of subjects living with HIV.

  3. Electrochemical corrosion studies on copper-base waste package container materials in unirradiated 0.1 N NaNO3 at 95 degrees C

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    Three candidate materials were investigated in this study in terms of their electrochemical corrosion behavior in unirradiated 0.1 N NaNO3 solutions at 95 degrees C. Anodic polarization experiments were conducted to determine the passive current densities, pitting potentials, and other parameters, together with Cyclic Current Reversal Voltammetry tests to evaluate the stability and protectiveness of the passive oxides formed. X-ray diffraction and Auger Electron Spectroscopy were used for identification of the corrosion products as well as Scanning Electron Microscopy for the surface morphology studies. 2 refs., 22 figs., 2 tabs

  4. At NA2

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    1977-01-01

    One of the NA2 calorimeter sections is moved in. The NA2 calorimeter was divided in two halves, to the left and the right of the beam, each half consisting of sheets of passive high Z material interleaved with blades of plastic scintillators. The photo shows on the right, the upstream 'electron' module with eleven lead plates for a total radiation length of 20.

  5. 钠硫电池储能系统的电价机制研究%Research on Electricity Pricing Mechanism of NaS Battery Based Energy Storage System

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    孙波; 廖强强; 陆宇东; 周国定; 陈飞杰; 葛红花

    2014-01-01

    A cost-benefit analysis model of NaS battery based energy storage system was established to study the electricity pricing mechanism during load shifting of power grid. The energy storage pricing strategies under three electricity pricing mechanisms, namely the capacity pricing mechanism, the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism, were discussed. Research results show that the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism are more suitable for the NaS battery based energy storage system than the energy pricing mechanism. Along with the reduction of specific energy construction cost for NaS battery based energy storage system from 3 000 RMB/kWh to 1 000 RMB/kWh, the discharge price of NaS battery based energy storage system, which is set by the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism, could be controlled to about 1 RMB/kWh, thus it may possess the elementary capability to compete with the Shanghai industrial and commercial electricity price in peak periods.%采用成本收益模型研究了钠硫电池储能系统在电网削峰填谷作用中的电价机制。从单一容量电价、单一电度电价、两部制电价3种电价机制讨论了固定投资回报期下的储能电价策略。研究结果表明,对于能量型的钠硫电池储能系统,采用单一容量电价机制来制定储能电价不太合适,而采用单一电度电价和两部制电价机制则更为合适。随着钠硫电池储能系统单位能量建设成本从3000元/kW·h降至1000元/kW·h,采用单一电度电价和两部制电价机制制定的放电电价可控制在1元/kW·h左右,初步具备了与上海工商业高峰时段电度电价竞争的优势。

  6. Research on Electricity Pricing Mechanism of NaS Battery Based Energy Storage System%钠硫电池储能系统的电价机制研究

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    孙波; 廖强强; 陆宇东; 周国定; 陈飞杰; 葛红花

    2014-01-01

    A cost-benefit analysis model of NaS battery based energy storage system was established to study the electricity pricing mechanism during load shifting of power grid. The energy storage pricing strategies under three electricity pricing mechanisms, namely the capacity pricing mechanism, the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism, were discussed. Research results show that the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism are more suitable for the NaS battery based energy storage system than the energy pricing mechanism. Along with the reduction of specific energy construction cost for NaS battery based energy storage system from 3 000 RMB/kWh to 1 000 RMB/kWh, the discharge price of NaS battery based energy storage system, which is set by the energy pricing mechanism and the two-part electricity pricing mechanism, could be controlled to about 1 RMB/kWh, thus it may possess the elementary capability to compete with the Shanghai industrial and commercial electricity price in peak periods.%采用成本收益模型研究了钠硫电池储能系统在电网削峰填谷作用中的电价机制。从单一容量电价、单一电度电价、两部制电价3种电价机制讨论了固定投资回报期下的储能电价策略。研究结果表明,对于能量型的钠硫电池储能系统,采用单一容量电价机制来制定储能电价不太合适,而采用单一电度电价和两部制电价机制则更为合适。随着钠硫电池储能系统单位能量建设成本从3000元/kW·h降至1000元/kW·h,采用单一电度电价和两部制电价机制制定的放电电价可控制在1元/kW·h左右,初步具备了与上海工商业高峰时段电度电价竞争的优势。

  7. Izbor optimalnog puta za kretanje organizovanog kolonskog saobraćajnog toka na osnovu rezultata modeliranja / Choosing an optimal route for organized vehicle movement based on modeling results

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    Radomir S. Gordić

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available U toku planiranja i praktične realizacije zadataka jedinica Vojske SCG često se javlja problem izbora optimalnog puta između dva mesta (čvora na putnoj mreži. Kriterijumi optimizacije mogu biti različiti. Ovaj projekat treba da omogući brzo i lako određivanje optimalnog puta, primenom dinamičkog programiranja (DP, uz korišćenje Belmanovog (Bellman, algoritma u zavisnosti od izabranog kriterijuma -parametra. Kriterijum optimizacije je minimalno vreme kretanja (putovanja, koje je dobijeno imitacionim modeliranjem kolonskog saobraćajnog toka. Razrađeni algoritam omogućuje izbor optimalnog puta, za bilo koja dva čvora na mreži. / During the planning and practical realization of Serbian & Montenegro units' tasks a problem -which often occurs is choosing an optimal transport route between two places (nodes. Optimization criteria can be various. This project should enable quick and easy defining of an optimal route, applying dynamic programing (DP using Bellman's algorithm depending on chosen criteria - parameter. Optimization criteria represent minimum movement time (traveling, which are taken from imitational modeling of a traffics queue flow. Operating algorithm enable choosing an optimal transport route, for any two nodes on a road map.

  8. Crescimento da base craniana nos diferentes tipos faciais nos relacionamentos maxilomandibulares ortopédicos de Classe I, II e III: Parte 2 (Crescimento médio de Ba-Na, CC-Na e CC-Ba) Cranial base growth in different facial types in Class I, II and III orthopedic maxillomandibular relationship: Part 2 (Mean growth of Ba-Na, CC-Na and CC-Ba)

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    Lucelma Vilela Pieri; Kurt Faltin Junior; Cristina Lúcia Feijó Ortolani; Rolf Marçon Faltin; Márcia Aparecida Alves de Almeida

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    OBJETIVO: este estudo retrospectivo avaliou o crescimento médio da base craniana nos diferentes tipos faciais e de relacionamentos maxilomandibulares ortopédicos.METODOLOGIA: uma amostra aleatória de 300 pacientes brasileiros leucodermas (131 do gênero masculino, 169 do gênero feminino), com idade média inicial de 10 anos e 2 meses (dentadura mista) e final de 14 anos e 8 meses (segundos molares em oclusão) e tempo médio de observação de 4 anos e 5 meses, foi selecionada em uma clínica partic...

  9. A PARTICIPAÃÃO NA LISTA DE EMPRESAS COM MELHORES PRÃTICAS PARA COM OS FUNCIONÃRIOS E SEU IMPACTO NA PERFORMANCE: UM ESTUDO EMPÃRICO SOB A LÃGICA DA RBV (RESOURCE-BASED VIEW

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    Ludwig Miguel Agurto Berdejo

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho empírico, procuram-se evidências do impacto na performance das empresas decorrente da participação da organização na lista de empresas com melhores práticas para com os seus empregados (MPE. O trabalho sustenta-se no construto da resource-based view (RBV da empresa, estruturado em Barney (1991, entendendo a presença da empresa nas listagens de MPE como um recurso idiossincrático e difícil de ser imitado, o que leva a considerar este recurso como uma fonte de vantagem competitiva sustentável. O objetivo deste trabalho é verificar se a presença constante na lista de MPE no período de 2004 a 2006 proporciona uma performance financeira, medida pelo ROA e ROE, e de mercado, medida pelo Q de Tobin, superior em relação a um grupo de empresas comparáveis incluídas dentro de um grupo de controle. O período completo da análise compreende de 2001 a 2006, tendo sido testados 26 pares de empresas. Usando o Teste Wilcoxon, observouse que, para o ano de 2006, as amostras apresentam uma diferença significativa ao nível de 5% para o ROA e de 3% para o ROE evidenciando um melhor desempenho das empresas pertencentes à lista de MPE. Adicionalmente, usando a técnica de dados em painel, observou-se que a variável que denota a quantidade de participações que a empresa possui na listagem das MPE para o período de 2001 a 2006 apresenta significância para um nível menor do que 10%, contribuindo para o modelo do valor da empresa medido pelo Q de Tobin. Desta forma, este trabalho traz evidências que contribuem para demonstrar que a performance foi positivamente impactada pela sustentação de capacidades intangíveis e socialmente complexas. Com a sustentação destas capacidades podendo dificultar a sua imitação por concorrentes atuais e futuros.

  10. Y-virus krumpira na duhanu na Kosovu

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    U prošlih nekoliko godina javlja se na duhanu na području Kosova vrlo agresivna virusna bolest zbog koje nastaju znatne gospodarske štete. Na oboljelim biljkama virus uzrokuje nekrotične promjene na listu, osobito nekroze žila, te mozaik. U ovom su radu istražena 4 virusna izolata (TI, T2, T3, T4) nađena na duhanu u okolici Gnjilana, Uroševca, Đakovice i Prizrena. Na osnovi istraživanja kruga domaćina, osobina in vitro, seroloških svojstava te studija mikroskopskih i submikroskopskih inkluzij...

  11. Análisis del proceso de minería de datos sobre la base de datos Bioinformática de segmentos de la proteína p53, asociada a la actividad cancerígena

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    Franco Simonetti

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la utilización de estrategias para afrontar el problema del desbalanceo y la alta dimensionalidad de los registros que habitualmente forman parte de las bases de datos en el área bioinformática. Se tomó como caso de estudio la base de datos de segmentos de la proteína p53; sobre dicha base se construyen modelos con el fin de identificar si corresponden a patrones activos o inactivos. El problema del desbalanceo se abordó a través de una red neuronal no supervisada, y el de la selección de variables para reducir la alta dimensionalidad, a partir de una combinación de métodos con diferentes enfoques. Experimentos preliminares del modelo propuesto en datos estándar muestran resultados promisorios.

  12. Classificação de crises epilépticas de crianças com base na descrição clínica dos pais ou responsáveis

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    Amato Angélica Amorim

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar com que frequência a descrição das manifestações epilépticas observadas pelos pais ou responsáveis por crianças com epilepsia permitem a classificação clínica das crises epilépticas(CE. Foram selecionadas 112 crianças com CE recorrentes e espontâneas. O estudo foi dividido em duas partes. Na Parte I avaliamos a idade na primeira crise, modo de início, semiologia pré-ictal, ictal e pós-ictal. Na Parte II a classificação das CE: a segundo padrão motor convulsivo, em convulsivas / não convulsivas; e b segundo o esquema da Liga Internacional Contra Epilepsia ( ILAE, 1981. Os resultados significantes foram a descrição de auras epilépticas em 42,9%, sinais localizatórios em 36,6% e a descrição semiológica motora em 95,5%, neurovegetativa em 56,3%, psíquica em 32,1% e sensitivo-sensorial em 4,5%. Foram classificadas pela semiologia motora as CE convulsiva em 83% e não convulsiva em 17% . No esquema da ILAE obteve-se na amostra geral 12,5% de CE não classificadas, pela dicotomia foram classificadas as CE parciais em 59,9% e as generalizadas em 27,2 % . Um alto índice de aproveitamento das informações foi obtido com 87,5% de CE classificadas.Este resultado nos permite concluir ser possível classificar clinicamente e com segurança as crises epilépticas com base na descrição dos pais e ou responsáveis, utilizando-se protocolo padronizado.

  13. Avaliação do Índice de Remanescente Adesivo utilizando braquetes com e sem tratamento na base e a interação com três sistemas de colagem Evaluation of Adhesive Remnant Index using conventional mesh bases and sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases and three bonding systems

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    Lilian Maria Brisque Pignatta

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o Índice de Remanescente Adesivo (IRA em dentes bovinos após a descolagem de braquetes com e sem tratamento na base. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados três sistemas de colagem ortodôntica para os dois padrões de base. Os dentes bovinos foram divididos em seis grupos de 40, de acordo com a base do braquete e o sistema de colagem. Vinte e quatro horas após a colagem foram realizados os testes de compressão em uma máquina de ensaios. A avaliação do IRA foi realizada em um estereomicroscópio por três examinadores calibrados. Foi utilizado o teste não paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis, seguido do método de Dunn, para fazer as comparações múltiplas entre todos os grupos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: observou-se que o tratamento das bases dos braquetes com óxido de alumínio não foi determinante para o aumento da adesividade entre o braquete e o adesivo. O grupo em que se utilizou braquetes com tratamento na base e adesivo TXT (3M-Unitek + Transbond Plus SEP (3M-Unitek apresentou a maior parte das fraturas na interface dente-adesivo (escore 4.AIM: To assess the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI in bovine teeth after debonding mesh bases and sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases. METHODS: Were used three bonding systems for the two standards of base. The bovine teeth were divided into 6 groups of 40, according to the bracket base and to the bonding system. Twenty four hours after bonding they had been carried through shear bond strength tests in a universal testing machine. The assessment of ARI was performed in a stereomicroscopy by three calibrated examiners. It was used the non-parametric Kruskall-Wallis test, followed by Dunn's method, to do the multiple comparisons among all groups. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: It was observed that the aluminum oxide sandblasting bracket bases was not determinative to the increase of the adhesiveness between bracket and adhesive. The group where it was used sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases and

  14. Formulação estratégica da manutenção industrial com base na confiabilidade dos equipamentos Strategic formulation of industrial maintenance supported by equipment's reliability

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    Miguel Afonso Sellitto

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho relata o uso da confiabilidade e da manutenibilidade na formulação de estratégias de manutenção industrial. O método utilizado foi o estudo de dois casos. Inicia-se revisando conceitos ligados a variáveis e processos aleatórios como base para definir conceitos e características de estudos de confiabilidade e de modelagem aplicados na gestão da manutenção industrial. A seguir se descrevem os casos estudados, em que se aplicam técnicas de modelagem de tempos até a falha e até o reparo no estabelecimento de estratégias de manutenção em fábricas do setor metal-mecânico. Com base nos resultados, discute-se o caso, estabelecendo condições para o uso da confiabilidade na formulação estratégica da manutenção, principalmente quanto ao sistema de informações necessárias.This paper reports the use of reliability and maintainability assessments in the strategic formulation of industrial maintenance. The method was a double case study. The paper begins by a theoretical review of related concepts of stochastic variables and processes as a basis to address concepts and features from reliability studies and modeling, suited to use in managing the industrial maintenance. One then describes the two studied cases, in which the reliability techniques were applied, in modeling the times to failure and times to the repair for the sake of settling the strategic formulation of industrial maintenance in metal-mechanic plants. Supported by results, this paper discusses the cases, arising requirements to the use of the reliability, mainly related to the information system.

  15. Precarização do trabalho e risco de acidentes na construção civil: um estudo com base na Análise Coletiva do Trabalho (ACT Work precariousness and risk of accidents in civil construction: a study based on the Collective Work Analysis

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    Mara Alice Batista Conti Takahashi

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve a atividade e a percepção dos trabalhadores da construção civil sobre os riscos e a carga de trabalho. O estudo, com base na Análise Coletiva de Trabalho (ACT, é parte de pesquisa em políticas públicas para aprimoramento do Sistema de Vigilância em Acidentes de Trabalho (SIVAT de Piracicaba-SP. Priorizou-se a construção civil pela magnitude epidemiológica de ocorrência de acidentes de trabalho e a baixa eficácia das ações tradicionais de vigilância pelas características de informalidade, terceirização e rotatividade do setor. Os trabalhadores revelaram elevada percepção dos riscos de acidentes e que as medidas de segurança dificultam ou impedem a realização do trabalho. Os achados questionam a eficácia dos treinamentos para adesão às medidas de segurança e evidenciam a necessidade de uma pedagogia transformadora nas ações de promoção da saúde e prevenção dos acidentes de trabalho.This paper aims to describe the construction workers' activities, as well as their perceptions about risks and workload. The study, based on the Collective Work Analysis, is part of a broader public policies project for the improvement of SIVAT (Surveillance System of Work Accidents - in the city of Piracicaba (Southeastern Brazil. Civil construction was prioritized given the epidemiological magnitude of the occurrence of work accidents and the limited efficacy of traditional surveillance initiatives in this sector due to informal employment practices, outsourcing, high staff turnover, etc. The workers have a high level of awareness concerning the risk of accidents, but they believe that the main preventive measures hinder or even make it impossible for them to carry out the tasks. Our findings question the efficacy of traditional training for adherence to safety practices, thus highlighting the need for a transformative pedagogy for preventive practices and the health promotion of workers.

  16. Development of gamma spectroscopy employing NaI(Tl) detector 3 inch x 3 inch and readout electronic of flash-ADC/FPGA-based technology

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    n this article the development of a gamma spectroscopy system is described using a scintillation detector NaI(Tl) of 3 inch x 3 inch. The readout electronic for the spectroscopy is built from the fast analog-digital conversion of Flash Analog-Digital Converter (Flash-ADC) 250 MHz - 8 bits resolution, and the embedded Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. The embedded VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) code for FPGA is built in such a way that it works as a multi channel analyser (MCA) with 4096 Digital Charge Integration (DCI) channels. A pulse generator with frequency varying from Hz up to 12 kHz is used to evaluate the time response of the system. Two standard radioisotope sources of 133Ba and 152Eu with multi gamma energies ranging from several tens keV to MeV are used to evaluate the linearity and energy resolution of the system.

  17. Thermomechanical and electrophysical properties of a solid electrolyte based on Na-β"-Al2O3 with t-ZrO2 additions

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    Sitnikov, A. I.; Tel'nova, G. B.; Baikin, A. S.; Solntsev, K. A.

    2016-04-01

    The strength, the fracture toughness, the thermal shock resistance, and the electrical conductivity of a ceramic Na-β"-Al2O3 solid electrolyte modified by t-ZrO2 additions are studied. The influence of the reverse t-ZrO2 → m-ZrO2 transformation on the mechanical and functional properties of the ceramics is discussed. The ZrO2 addition concentration is found to affect the sodium-ion conductivity of the solid electrolyte and its activation energy. The degree of defect accumulation in the ceramics modified by 8.5 wt % t-ZrO2 is shown to decrease during a thermal shock.

  18. Development of gamma spectroscopy employing NaI(Tl) detector 3 inch x 3 inch and readout electronic of flash-ADC/FPGA-based technology

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    Hai, Vo Hong [HCMC-National Univ., Hochiminh City (Viet Nam). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; Ton Duc Thang Univ., Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam). Div. of Nuclear Physics; Hung, Nguyen Quoc [HCMC-National Univ., Hochiminh City (Viet Nam). Inst. of Nuclear Physics; Khai, Bui Tuan [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Physics

    2015-05-15

    n this article the development of a gamma spectroscopy system is described using a scintillation detector NaI(Tl) of 3 inch x 3 inch. The readout electronic for the spectroscopy is built from the fast analog-digital conversion of Flash Analog-Digital Converter (Flash-ADC) 250 MHz - 8 bits resolution, and the embedded Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. The embedded VHSIC Hardware Description Language (VHDL) code for FPGA is built in such a way that it works as a multi channel analyser (MCA) with 4096 Digital Charge Integration (DCI) channels. A pulse generator with frequency varying from Hz up to 12 kHz is used to evaluate the time response of the system. Two standard radioisotope sources of {sup 133}Ba and {sup 152}Eu with multi gamma energies ranging from several tens keV to MeV are used to evaluate the linearity and energy resolution of the system.

  19. Reaction dynamics during pulsed light activation of ATX-S10 Na(II)-sensitized cell cultures: analysis based on fluorescence-oxygen diagram

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    Kawauchi, Satoko; Sato, Shunichi; Morimoto, Yuji; Kikuchi, Makoto

    2005-04-01

    To elucidate the mechanism of photosensitization with pulsed light excitation, we previously introduced fluorescence-oxygen diagram that shows the correlation between photochemical oxygen consumption and photobleaching during a treatment (Kawauchi et al., Photochem. Photobiol., 80, 216-223, 2004). In pulsed photodynamic treatment of A549 cells with ATX-S10"Na(II), the diagrams for treatments at relatively high repetition rates of 10 and 30 Hz showed the complex behaviors of photochemical reaction; photobleaching initially occurred with oxygen consumption but it was switched to oxygen-independent photobleaching, which was followed by a secondary oxygen-consuming regime. In this study, fluorescence microscopy revealed that for treatments at 10 and 30 Hz, subcellular fluorescence distribution of ATX-S10×Na(II) changed drastically from the high-intensity spotty patterns showing lysosomal accumulation to the diffusive patterns within the cytosol during certain ranges of total light dose. These ranges were found to coincide with those in which oxygen-independent reaction appeared. These findings suggest that the sensitizer started to be redistributed from lysosomes to the cytosol during the oxygen-independent reaction regime. On the other hand, at 5 Hz, such reaction switching was not clearly seen during whole irradiation period in the diagram; this was consistent with the observation that sensitizer redistribution efficiently occurred even in the early phase of irradiation. The appearance of oxygen-independent reaction at the higher repetition rates may be caused by high local concentration of the sensitizer and the resultant low concentration of oxygen in the reaction sites due to the shorter pulse-to-pulse time intervals. In pulsed photodynamic treatment, pulse frequency is an important parameter that affects the intracellular kinetics of the sensitizer and hence the photochemical reaction dynamics.

  20. Revestimento ativo de amido na conservação pós-colheita de pera Williams minimamente processada Starch-based edible coating on extending shelf life of fresh-cut pear

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    Diego Alvarenga Botrel

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A pera é uma das frutas de clima temperado mais consumidas no Brasil, no entanto sua conservação é limitada devido ao seu escurecimento quando sofre danos ou tratamentos físicos. Os revestimentos comestíveis interagem favoravelmente com o alimento, aumentando sua vida de prateleira. Este trabalho objetivou avaliar a ação de revestimento de amido adicionado de lactato de cálcio e L-cisteína na inibição do escurecimento enzimático, na redução do crescimento de psicrotrófilos e enterobactérias e na manutenção da textura. As peras fatiadas foram cobertas com revestimentos comestíveis à base de amido incorporados com cisteína e lactato de cálcio, exceto o controle - sem revestimento (C. Os tratamentos foram: apenas revestimento (T1; 2,0% lactato de cálcio e 1,0% L-cisteína (T2 e 2,0% lactato de cálcio e 1,5% L-cisteína (T3. As amostragens foram feitas nos tempos zero, dois, quatro e seis dias. As amostras foram mantidas sob refrigeração (7°C±2°C. As peras submetidas aos tratamentos T2 e T3 apresentaram-se significativamente mais firmes (PPear is one of the most consumed temperate fruits in Brazil; however their conservation is limited due to browning when it suffers injuries or physical treatments. The edibles coating interact with the food positively extending its shelf life. This research aimed to evaluate the action of starch edible coating incorporated with calcium lactate and L-cysteine on enzymatic browning inhibition, on psychrotrophs and enterobacteriaceae growing reduction and on firmness maintenance. The sliced pears were coated with starch edible coating incorporated with L-cysteine and calcium lactate, except control, without coating (C. The treatment were: only coating (T1; 2,0% calcium lactate and 1,0% L-cysteine (T2; 2,0% calcium lactate and 1,5% L-cysteine (T3. The samples were taken at 0, 2, 4 and 6 days. Pears were keeped under refrigeration (7°C±2°C. Pears submitted to treatments T2 and T3 show

  1. Synthesis and Characterization of (Na0.sK0.5)NbO3 (NKN) Thin Films Formed by a Diol-based Sol-gel Process

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    SeSastian Wiegandt; Stefan Flege; Olaf Baake; Wolfgang Ensinger

    2012-01-01

    Lead-free (Na0.sK0.5)Nb03 (NKN) thin films were fabricated by spin coating on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates by a diol-based sol-gel process. Na-acetate, K-acetate, Nb-pentaethoxide and 1,3 propanediol were used to prepare the NKN precursor solution. Thermal analysis showed two characteristic temperatures of 360 and 600℃. Based on these temperatures, a heat treatment program with pyrolysis at 360℃ and calcination at 600℃ after every layer was used. To avoid inhomogeneities and secondary phases, an excess of sodium and potassium was necessary. To evaluate the proper excess amount of sodium and potassium secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) lateral element maps and X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns were recorded. An excess amount of 20% led to homogeneous distribution of the elements and to single phase perovskite NKN films with random crystal orientation. Scanning electron microscopy (SEMI images showed a pore free surface with 100 nm grains. The leakage current measurements showed a current of lx10-3 A/cm2 at 150 kV/cm.

  2. Effect of Different Calcination Temperatures and Post Annealing on the Properties of Acetic Acid Based Sol-Gel (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3 (NKN) Thin Films

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    Sebastian Wiegand; Stefan Flege; Olaf Baake; Wolfgang Ensinger

    2013-01-01

    (Na0.5K0.5)NbO3 (NKN) lead free thin films were synthesized by means of an acetic acid based sol-gel process on Pt/Ti/SiO2/Si substrates.Na-acetate,K-acetate and Nb-pentaethoxide were used as metal precursors and acetic acid as the solvent.The effect of different calcination temperatures on the properties of the NKN films was investigated by X-ray diffraction,scanning electron microscopy,leakage current and hysteresis measurements.Low calcination temperatures led to low currents at high electric fields whereas high calcination temperatures led to low currents at low electric fields.Based on these findings calcination at low temperature was combined with a post annealing treatment.Low leakage currents of 4 × 10-4 A/cm2 at 150 kV/cm and 2Pr and 2Ec values of 28 μC/cm2 and 150 kV/cm,respectively,could be obtained.All films were single phase NKN with random crystal orientations and no crack or pore formation was visible on the surface.

  3. Na via do Behemoth

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    Gérard Rabinovitch

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O momento nazista permanece um enigma impensado de que a cultura contemporânea continua cativa. O autor levanta a hipótese de que a persistência desse enigma e seus estragos duráveis se devem à insistência dos pensamentos político, sociológico e filosófico em construírem o nazismo à luz da metáfora hobbesiana do Leviatã. Propõe retomar a questão do nazismo sob a perspectiva do Behemoth, antônimo do Leviatã. Para tanto, sugere a necessidade de retornar a Freud e à psicanálise, balizas de um possível novo pensamento do político que escrutine a destrutividade nazista. Propõe ainda sondar as homologias entre nazismo, corjas e máfias, com base na figura da " heroicização da violência" que lhes seria comum. E avança um modelo " econômico" : a quimera, suscetível de capturar o caráter heterotópico e heterocrônico de sua construção criminosa.The paths of Behemoth. The Nazi moment remains as the thoughtless enigma of which contemporary culture is still captive. The author raises the hypothesis where the persistency of this enigma and its durable damages are due to the insistence of the political, social and philosophical thoughts in building the Nazism at the view of the Hobbesian metaphor of Leviathan. It is here proposed to resume the Nazism matter under Behemoth's perspective, antonym to Leviathan. For such, it is suggested a necessity to look back at Freud and the psychoanalysis, structured by a possible new political thought which scrutinizes the destructivity of the Nazism. It is also here proposed to gaze at the homologies between Nazism, mafias and gangs, with a base in the figure of " violence as a heroically act" that are their common ground. The author also advances an economical model: the chimera susceptible to capture the heterotopic and heterochronic character of its criminal construction.

  4. MOBING NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Mraz, Darja

    2011-01-01

    Mobing pomeni načrtno psihično nasilje,trpinčenje in šikaniranje,ki žrtev privede do socialne izolacije.Proces mobinga poteka skozi štiri faze.Začne se s konfliktom in nadaljuje z uveljavitvijo mobinga v obliki stalnih napadov,vse skupaj pa se lahko konča z izključitvijo iz delovnega življenja.Ključni dejavniki mobinga so stres pri delu,način vodenja ter slabo vzdušje med zaposlenimi in vodstvom.

  5. Aplicação dos conceitos de proteína bruta e proteína ideal sobre o desempenho de frangos de corte machos e fêmeas criados no inverno Performance of males and females broilers fed diets based on crude or ideal protein during the winter

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    Geni Salete de Toledo

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Dois experimentos foram conduzidos com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho e analisar a viabilidade econômica comparativa entre dois conceitos protéicos e duas linhagens de frangos de corte (Hybro G e Hybro PG, criados no período de inverno, com temperatura média de 16°C e UR média de 72%. As aves foram alimentadas com dietas formuladas pelo conceito de Proteína Bruta (PB sem suplementação de aminoácidos e Proteína Ideal (PI, de 1 a 42 dias de idade nos dois sexos. O delineamento utilizado nos dois experimentos foi inteiramente casualizado num esquema fatorial 2 x 2 (2 conceitos protéicos e 2 linhagens com 6 repetições de 20 aves para cada sexo. Machos não mostraram interação entre proteína x linhagens para as variáveis estudadas; entretanto, machos do conceito PB consumiram mais ração, porém ganharam menos peso e converteram pior que os PI. Para fêmeas, houve interação para a variável conversão alimentar, sendo que as aves do conceito PI da linhagem PG, foram mais eficientes que as aves do conceito PB. Para a mesma categoria, na análise dos efeitos isolados, não houve diferença significativa para consumo, entretanto, as fêmeas PI ganharam mais peso que as fêmeas PB. Na análise econômica dos resultados, foi observado que a formulação de dietas PI para ambos os sexos é mais rentável.Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the performance of broilers and analyze the comparative economical effects of two concepts of protein given to two lines of broilers (Hybro G and Hybro PG reared during cold weather, average of 16 C and RH of 72%. The broilers were fed to diets formulated based on the concept of crude protein (PB with addition of aminoacids or on the ideal protein (PI, from 1 to 42 days of age for both sexes. The experimental design in both experiments was entirely randomized in a factorial 2 x 2 (2 protein concept vs 2 lines. The males did not show evidence and the interaction between protein vs lines for

  6. Suicídios: fato social e desenvolvimentismo na base dos atentados contra a vida (Suicides: social fact and developmentalism on the basis of attacks against life

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    Márcia Regina Ristow

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: Há várias formas de abordar o tema suicídio. A academia tem tratado como respostas à desigualdade das estruturas ou como psicopatologias da pessoa. Porém, se olharmos além das letras é possível perceber uma plurisignificação das ações ao invés de comportamentos tipificados. Agricultores do Brasil tem sido alvo de tecnologias produtivas que não levam em consideração estudos de impactos para pessoas e meio ambiente. A Fiocruz, Sinitox e Anvisa, tem alertado para o alto nível de periculosidade de produtos manipulados no meio rural (mas também no urbano sem as devidas precauções, ou apesar delas. Neste texto é demonstrado um cenário nacional de ocorrências de suicídio motivados pelo uso de químicos na agricultura e um estudo de caso do Oeste do Paraná. Somente no ano de 2008, ocorreram 33 fatos consumados, todos eles na área rural. Através de metodologia específica, recorre-se a dados estatísticos, do registro civil e obituário, e resultados clínicos para mensuração dos dados. Abstract: There are several ways to address the issue of suicide. The Academy has been treating it as a response to the inequality of the social structures or as individual psychopathologies. However, if we look beyond the writings, it is possible to perceive that the suicidal actions have multiple meanings instead of revealing typified behaviors. Farmers in Brazil have been the target of productive technologies that do not consider impact studies regarding the people and the environment. Research centers and governmental agencies such as FIOCRUZ, Sinitox and Anvisa have alerted to the high hazard level of the products handled in rural areas (as well as in urban areas without the appropriate precautions or despite them. The present text demonstrates a national scenario of suicides motivated by the use of chemicals in the agriculture and a case study in the Western region of the state of Paraná. In the year 2008 alone, this area has

  7. At NA3

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    The photo shows the proportional chamber PC1 of the NA3 forward spectrometer. The chamber was placed downstream the beam dump and specially designed to support a high flux of particles, see Nucl. Instrum. Methods 175 (1980) 319. Anta Diop stands on the foreground, right.

  8. The NA35 experiment

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    1987-01-01

    The NA35 experiment ran on the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator at CERN. It was used for the study of relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions which were used to search for evidence of new types of quark matter. Quarks are found inside protons and neutrons, which in turn make up atoms.

  9. Riso na epilepsia

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    Edymar Jardim

    1967-06-01

    Full Text Available São estudados três casos de síndrome convulsiva temporal, com manifestações concomitantes de riso na sua fase inicial. As características principais foram a imotivação e á incoercibilidade do riso. Esses sintomas desapareceram com o uso de anticonvulsivantes.

  10. At NA5

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    The NA5 experiment is shown at the start of the setting up in beam H2 of hall EHN1. It was designed by the Bari- Cracow-Liverpool-Munich (MPI) Collaboration to study hard hadron-hadron collisions with a streamer chamber vertex spectrometer and a calorimeter trigger. The beam from target T2 enters from the left. E

  11. Konstrukce sila na cukr

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    Předmětem diplomové práce je statický návrh a posudek předpjatého sila na 50000t cukru. Zpracován je výpočtový model ocelové střešní konstrukce a jeho působení na konstrukci sila. Je stanoveno zatížení od uskladněného cukru. Je proveden optimální návrh a posouzení na mezní stav použitelnosti a únosnosti betonářské výztuže a vodorovného předpětí stěny sila včetně lokálních namáhání. Dále je proveden návrh betonářské výztuže dna sila a sloupu v podsilí a posouzení na mezní stav únosnosti. Součá...

  12. Biotecnologia na agricultura

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    Helaine Carrer

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A expectativa de o crescimento populacional atingir 9 bilhões de habitantes em 2050 em adição às questões da sustentabilidade e do aquecimento global nos desafiam a aumentar a oferta de alimentos. Uma metodologia alternativa que contribua para a redução do impacto desse cenário envolve a biotecnologia, que, nas últimas décadas, trouxe marcantes oportunidades tecnológicas na agricultura, resultando em relevante desenvolvimento na obtenção de novas variedades de plantas, na melhoria da qualidade de diversos alimentos e atualmente também na bioenergia. As técnicas biotecnológicas envolvendo os marcadores moleculares, a genômica e a transformação genética estão transformando a agricultura e são discutidas neste artigo.The expected population growth to reach 9 billion by 2050 in addition to issues of sustainability and global warming challenges us to increase the supply of food. An alternative approach to help reducing the impact of this scenario involves biotechnology which in recent decades has brought remarkable technological opportunities in the agriculture that resulted in relevant development in obtaining new plant varieties, improved quality of different foods, and now also in bioenergy. The biotechnology techniques involving molecular markers, genomics and genetic transformation are transforming agriculture and will be discussed in this article.

  13. Electrolyte low concentrations effects on the the rheology of water and bentonitic clays basis drilling fluids; Efeito de baixas concentracoes de eletrolitos na reologia de fluidos de perfuracao a base de agua e argilas bentoniticas

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    Amorim, Luciana Viana [Universidade Federal, Campina Grande, PB (Brazil). Engenharia de Processos]. E-mail: lucianaa@labdes.ufpb.br; Viana, Josiane Dantas; Farias, Kassie Vieira; Lira, Helio de Lucena; Ferreira, Heber Carlos [Universidade Federal, Campina Grande, PB (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais]. E-mail: josianedantas@bol.com.br; kassievieira@bol.com.br; helio@dema.ufpb.br; heber@dema.ufpb.br; Franca, Kepler Borges [Universidade Federal, Campina Grande, PB (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Quimica]. E-mail: kepler@labdes.ufpb.br

    2003-07-01

    The aim of this work is to study the effect of low electrolytes concentration on the rheology of the water based oil well drilling fluids and bentonite clays from Boa Vista, PB. It were selected seven samples of bentonite clays (four from industry and three from natural polycationic clay treated with concentrated Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} solution). The drilling fluids were prepared with a concentration of 4.86 % w/w, according to PETROBRAS norms and treated with different CaCl{sub 2} + MgCl{sub 2} concentration. After, the drilling fluids were submitted to a cure for 24 hours and measured apparent viscosity (AV), plastic viscosity (PV) and water loss (WL). To study the effect of the electrolyte on the rheology of the dispersions it was developed a factorial design 2{sup 2} + 3 test in the central point. The results showed that the addition of CaCl{sub 2} + MgCl{sub 2} caused a degradation of the drilling fluids prepared with industrialized clays, as showed by the decrease in AV and PV and great increase in WL. Also, it was observed an increase in AV and a decrease in PV in the drilling fluids prepared with natural clays treated with Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3}, conducting a flocculated-gel state. (author)

  14. Mineralogical, Geochemical and Isotopic Characterisation of the Travertine Formation Associated with the Alicun de las Torres Thermal System (Province of Granada): Palaeoclimatic and Palaeoenvironmental Implications.; Caracterizacion Mineralogica, Geoquimica e Isotopica de los Travertinos Asociados al Sistema Termal de Alicun de las Torres (Provincia de Granada): Implicaciones Paleoclimaticas y Paleoambientales

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    Prado, A. J.; Delgado, A.; Crespo, M. T.; Martin, A.; Perez del Villar, L.

    2010-12-24

    In the framework of a Singular Strategic Project entitled: Advanced Technologies of Carbon, Capture and Storage (CCS), supported by the MICINN (Spain) and the FEDER founds (EU), specifically in the Carbon Storage Task, a comprehensive study on the CO{sub 2} leakage as DIC (Dissolved Inorganic Carbon) in the Alicun de Las Torres (Prov. of Granada) natural analogue Thermal System was envisaged. This analogous system is characterised by the presence of a very important travertine formation. In order to explain the formation of these travertine mass a detailed mineralogical, petrographic, geochemical and isotopic, including stable and radioactive isotopes, characterisation has been carried out. Based on these data, paleoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental conditions under which this travertine formation was formed, during a period of approximately 230Ky, have also been deduced. (Author) 234 refs.

  15. 四元体系NaCl-NaBr-Na2SO4-H2O348K相平衡研究%Study on Phase Equilibria for Quaternary System of NaCl-NaBr-Na2SO4-H2O at 348 K

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    张勇刚; 桑世华; 张凯杰; 胡富铭; 崔瑞芝

    2013-01-01

    The phase equilibria of the quaternary system of NaCl - NaBr - Na2SO4 - H2O at 348 K are investigated, and the solubility and density of the solution are determined by isothermal e-quilibrium method. The experimental results indicate that the quaternary system is the system with solid in the solution. Based on the experimental data, the phase diagram of the quaternary system is plotted, which consists of a univariant dissolution curve and two crystallization fields: Na ( Cl 、Br) and Na2SO4. The experimental results show that the sodium bromide has the salting - out effect on sodium chloride. Meanwhile, the rule of density is discussed briefly.%采用等温溶解平衡法研究了348 K下四元体系NaCl-NaBr-Na2 SO4-H2O的相平衡规律,测定了平衡液相的溶解度和密度.研究发现,四元体系NaCl-NaBr-Na2SO4-H2O是含有固体溶液的体系.根据实验研究数据绘制了等温溶解度图,相图中只有一条单变量溶解曲线,两个结晶相区,平衡固相分别为Na(Cl、Br)和Na2SO4.实验结果表明,NaBr对NaCl具有盐析效应,并简要讨论了密度变化规律.

  16. Saberes da docência na educação profissional e tecnológica: um estudo sobre o olhar dos professores The teacher knowledge base concerning Technological and Vocational Education (TVE: an exploration into the teacher's viewpoints

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    José Ângelo Gariglio

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Tendo como referência a histórica desregulamentação da docência na Educação Profissional e Tecnológica, além de uma restrita produção científica sobre a matéria, fazemos uma discussão inicial sobre os saberes mobilizados pelos docentes da EP, analisando, a partir das representações dos sujeitos docentes de diversas instituições, os saberes acionados e demandados nas suas atividades educativas e as concepções de formação profissional subjacentes a tais saberes. Autores como Gauthier, Tardif, Lessard, Oliveira e Peterossi ancoram nossas análises, que apontam para a necessidade de se avançar o debate tanto sobre o modelo quanto sobre o lócus da formação desses professores, dando atenção às suas especificidades. Aponta-se para a urgência de definição de políticas de Estado na área: regulamentação do exercício da docência na EP, estratégias de profissionalização, definição de carreiras, salários e avaliação.Having as its reference the historical teaching de-regulation in technological and vocational education, along with a restricted (rare or scarce scientific publication on the matter, we carry out an initial discussion concerning the knowledge base mobilized by the TVE teachers. We do this by means of an analysis of: 1 presentations by teachers from several TVE institutions; 2 the knowledge base activated and/or called into demand by these educational activities. Authors like Gauthier, Tardif, Lessard, Oliveira and Peterossi, strengthen (by way of a theoretical base our analysis, while at the same time making it clear that a debate needs to be launched, as much for the sake of defining the model, as for defining the locus (focal point in the training that TVE teachers receive. Attention needs to be given to the specificities encountered in providing training for teachers training in this field. The urgent need for the state to define its policies in this area, is also pointed out. For example, there is

  17. Redução da proteína em dietas para tilápias-do-nilo por meio da suplementação de aminoácidos com base no conceito de proteína ideal Protein reduction in diets for Nile tilapia by amino acids supplementation based on the ideal protein concept

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    José Sérgio Righetti

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho foi realizado para avaliar os efeitos da redução da proteína da dieta, por meio da suplementação com aminoácidos sintéticos, sobre o desempenho produtivo, a digestibilidade e o diâmetro da fibra muscular de tilápias-do-nilo. Os aminoácidos (lisina, metionina, treonina e arginina foram suplementados de forma a manter o perfil de aminoácidos da dieta-referência. Foram utilizados 160 peixes com peso vivo médio inicial de 105,7 ± 2,5 g, distribuídos em 16 tanques (1 m³ cada e alimentados com dietas contendo 26,74; 25,82; 23,09 ou 22,16% de proteína digestível durante 110 dias. Não foi observado efeito dos níveis de proteína nas dietas sobre o ganho de peso diário, o índice hepatossomático, a gordura visceral, o rendimento de filé, os teores corporais de umidade, proteína bruta e cinzas, o teor de cinzas no filé, a taxa de sobrevivência e o diâmetro das fibras do músculo dorsal. Com a redução dos níveis de proteína na dieta, foi observada redução linear dos coeficientes de digestibilidade aparente da energia bruta, proteína bruta, extrato etéreo e fósforo das dietas. Houve efeito quadrático dos níveis de proteína sobre a conversão alimentar, a taxa de eficiência proteica, a retenção de nitrogênio, o nitrogênio excretado, a umidade no filé, a gordura corporal e no filé e proteína no filé, de modo que os melhores valores foram estimados com 24,53; 24,25; 24,04; 25,15; 24,67; 24,14; 24,34; 25,11% de proteína digestível, respectivamente. É possível reduzir, de 26,74 para 24,53%, a proteína digestível em dietas para tilápias-do-nilo na fase de 100 a 500 g.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of reduction of protein in diets for Nile tilapia by supplementation of synthetic amino acids on performance, digestibility and diameter of muscle fiber of Nile tilapias. The amino acids (lysine, methionine, threonine and arginine were supplemented to keep the profile of amino

  18. A Insustentabilidade do Turismo no Brasil e o Sucesso de Praia do Forte: uma análise exploratória com base na nova economia institucional

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    Marcus Alban

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    Baseado no pressuposto de que o turismo é uma rota natural e fácil, a evolução do setor no país, desde os anos 90, tem se pautado por uma estratégia de forte expansão espacial da infra-estrutura. Partindo-se de uma análise do baixo desempenho dessa estratégia, demonstra-se o equívoco desse pressuposto. A conclusão é de que o turismo não tem nada de natural ou fácil. Ao contrário é uma rota bastante complexa, que não pode se desenvolver sem boas estruturas de governança. Face a essa constatação, o artigo apresenta as linhas mestras da Nova Economia Institucional e, com base na mesma, analisa os complexos sistemas de governança das cadeias produtivas do setor. Posteriormente, de posse desse novo referencial, estuda-se a singular estrutura de governança do

  19. Unidades fototérmicas e temperatura-base inferior de frutos de Mangueira Alfa, na Baixada Cuiabana Photothermal units and lower base temperature for alfa mango fruit on the Baixada Cuiabana

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    Marcelo Paes de Barros

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar a temperatura-base inferior (Tb a partir da unidade fototérmica (UF para o cultivo experimental de manga Alfa sob condições de cerrado. Foram utilizados dados diários da temperatura do ar disponibilizados pela Estação Agrometeorológica Padre Ricardo Remetter, localizada em Santo Antônio do Leverger-MT (15,8° S e 56,1° W, 140 m, e avaliação sensorial do estádio de maturação dos frutos de manga. A Tb foi determinada pelo método da menor variabilidade das unidades fototérmicas (UF acumuladas do período da floração à colheita dos frutos, variabilidade avaliada pelo coeficiente de variação (cv simulado para diferentes valores da Tb. De julho a novembro de 2007, em três plantas de um pomar demonstrativo irrigado, foram identificados 82 frutos para o acompanhamento do crescimento e maturação. Entre esses frutos, em meados de dezembro de 2007, foi possível identificar 13 frutos que atingiram a maturidade fisiológica, após um período médio de observação de 112 dias. Para exigência fototérmica de 1.878.166,1 UF, encontrou-se Tb de 10 °C, valor consistente com os apresentados na literatura para a cultivar de manga, o que comprova a eficiência do método que combina a ação da temperatura e do fotoperíodo sobre a maturação dos frutos e que confere um caráter mais racional que o método tradicional da soma térmica.In this study was to determine the lower base temperature (Tb for Alfa mango fruit, using the photothermal units (PTU method in cerrado conditions. The meteorological data for the study were acquired from "Padre Ricardo Remetter" meteorological station located at Santo Antonio do Leverger, MT, Brazil (15,8° S and 56,1° W, 140 m, and the fruit data was acquired by sensorial evaluation of mango fruit maturation state. The Tb was determined by less variability of the coefficient of variation (cv method applied to the PTU sum, from flowering to harvest, simulated for

  20. Subsídios à prevenção e combate a incêndios florestais com base no comportamento da precipitação pluviométrica na Floresta Nacional de Irati, Paraná.

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    Alexandre França Tetto; Antonio Carlos Batista; José Renato Soares Nunes; Ronaldo Viana Soares

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    Este trabalho foi desenvolvido na Floresta Nacional de Irati localizada, predominantemente, no município de Fernandes Pinheiro, Paraná, com base em dados meteorológicos de precipitação pluviométrica diária, no período de 1963 a 2006. Teve como objetivo analisar os aspectos do comportamento da precipitação, com a finalidade de utilizar esse parâmetro no planejamento de prevenção e combate aos incêndios florestais, em tal unidade de conservação, sobretudo no que diz respeito à definição do perí...

  1. SODOBNI PLES NA SLOVENSKEM

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    Marinko, Jožica

    2013-01-01

    Diplomsko delo predstavlja temo sodobni ples na Slovenskem. Podrobneje je predstavljena zgodovina sodobnega plesa v Sloveniji − od prvih zacetkov, pa do danes. Predstavljene so pomembne osebnosti, ki so sodobnemu plesu utrle pot in mu pomagale, da je iz zacetnega ljubiteljstva prerasel v profesionalnost. Navedene so težave, s katerimi so se spopadali sodobni plesalci, in težave, s katerimi se spopadajo še danes. Izpostavljen je problem šolanja plesalcev, predstavljena so dru...

  2. ROČNA ZASTAVNA PRAVICA NA PREMIČNINAH

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    Benko, Ana

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    Ročna zastavna pravica na premičninah (pignus) je oblika zavarovanja terjatev, pri kateri je dodatno jamstvo za izpolnitev dolžnikove obveznosti vrednost zastavljene stvari. Bistvena značilnost ročne zastavne pravice na premičninah je njena posestnost. O posesti oziroma neposesti govorimo z vidika zastavnega upnika. Po vsebini je ročna zastavna pravica podobna pridržni (retencijski) pravici. Njen predmet je lahko vsaka premična stvar, ki je v pravnem prometu in ima neko prometno vrednost. Je ...

  3. Kotelny na biomasu

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    Egerle, Dušan

    2013-01-01

    Projekt řeší vytápění a přípravu teplé vody pro bytový dům v Chocni (Pardubický kraj). Bytový dům má tři nadzemní vytápěná podlaží a jedno podzemní nevytápěné podlaží. Zdrojem tepla je zplynovací kotel na dřevo, resp. kotel na pelety, který zároveň slouží pro přípravu teplé vody v zimním období, po ostatní část roku jsou na přípravu teplé vody nainstalovány solární kolektory. Zdroj tepla je umístěn v oddělené a samostatně přístupné místnosti, v kotelně....

  4. Cenzura na Internetu

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    Žila, Milan

    2011-01-01

    Tato práce se zabývá problémem cenzury na internetu v Číně. Práce popisuje formy a způsoby internetové cenzury v Číně. Zároveň uvádí i možnosti zjištění, ověření a obcházení cenzury pomocí různých nástrojů, aplikací a internetových služeb. Práce obsahuje výsledky provedených testů určených k ověření a zjištění cenzurovaných webových stránek a klíčových slov z různých lokací v Číně. Na základě těchto testů jsou vyvozeny závěry o cenzuře na internetu v Číně. This thesis deals with the p...

  5. Substituição Parcial do Farelo de Soja pela Farinha de Vísceras de Aves em Dietas Balanceadas com Base na Proteína e em Aminoácidos Totais ou Digestíveis para Frangos de Corte Partial Substitution of Soybean Meal by Poultry Offal Meal in Diets Balanced According to Protein and Total or Digestible Amino Acids for Broilers

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    C Bellaver

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available A formulação com base no conceito de proteína ideal (PI é mais eficiente quando são usados ingredientes alternativos ao milho (M e ao farelo de soja (FS. Assim, o objetivo desse trabalho foi comparar formulações de dietas utilizando o conceito de PI, usando farinha de vísceras (FV em substituição ao FS, em dietas de frangos de corte. Os tratamentos foram os seguintes: T1 = dieta com 22 % e 20% de proteína bruta (PB nas fases inicial (FI e de crescimento (FC e 3200 kcal/kg de EM durante todo experimento; T2 = energia semelhante a dieta T1 e PI à base de M e FS (1,15% de lisina digestível na FI e 0,90% de lisina digestível na FC; T3=dieta semelhante a T2, com 20 % e 25 % de substituição do FS por FV nas FI e FC, respectivamente; T4=dieta semelhante a T3, com 40 e 50 % de substituição do FS por FV, nas FI e FC, respectivamente; T5=dieta semelhante a T4, porém com balanço por aminoácidos (AA totais (1,10 e 1,00 % de lisina total nas FI e FC, respectivamente. Os resultados permitiram concluir que a formulação com base na PI é melhor do que aquela que considera a PB ou AA totais. A inclusão de 20 % FV na FI e 25 % na FC de frangos de corte, em substituição ao FS, melhorou o desempenho até os 21 dias e não alterou o desempenho até os 42 dias em dietas formuladas dentro do conceito de proteína ideal.Ideal protein (IP concept in feed formulation is more suitable when alternative ingredients to corn (C and soybean meal (SBM are used. Thus, the objective of this paper was to compare diets using IP concept and poultry offal meal (POM in substitution to SBM in broiler diets. The treatments were: T1= diets with 22% and 20 % crude protein (CP in starting phase (SP and growing phase (GP, respectively and 3200 kcal ME/kg all over the experiment; T2= similar energy to T1 and IP diet based on C and SBM (1.15% digestible lysine in SP and 0.90 % in GP; T3= similar diet to T2, with 20% and 25% of substitution of SBM by POM in SP and GP

  6. Desempenho e rendimento de carcaça de frangos de corte alimentados com dietas contendo subprodutos do arroz formuladas com base nos conceitos de proteína bruta e ideal Performance and carcass yield of broilers fed diets containing rice by-products, formulated based on crude and ideal protein concepts

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    Luciana Cardoso Cancherini

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Foi conduzido um experimento para avaliar a utilização de subprodutos do arroz em dietas formuladas com base nos conceitos de proteína bruta e ideal para frangos de corte de 1 a 42 dias de idade. Foram utilizados 720 pintos machos de 1 dia de idade da linhagem "Hybro", em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 3 × 2, composto de três dietas (sem subprodutos, farelo de arroz integral e quirera de arroz e dois conceitos de formulação de rações (proteína bruta e ideal, totalizando seis tratamentos e quatro repetições de 30 aves. O ganho de peso, o consumo de ração e a conversão alimentar foram avaliados aos 21 e 42 dias e as características de carcaça aos 42 dias de idade. As aves alimentadas com dietas formuladas pelo conceito tradicional (baseado na proteína bruta apresentaram melhor conversão alimentar e menor taxa de deposição de gordura abdominal.One experiment was conducted to evaluate the utilization of rice by-products in diets based on crude and ideal protein concepts for broilers from 1 to 42 days of age. Seven hundred and twenty male chicks, one day old, Hybro strain, were distributed in a completely randomized design in a 3 × 2 factorial arrangment, three diets (without by-product, whole rice meal and broken rice and two ration formulation concepts (crude and ideal protein, totalizing six treatments and four replications of 30 birds. Weight gain, feed intake and feed:gain ratio were evaluated at 21 and 42 days, and carcass characteristics at 42 days of age. In conclusion, birds fed diets formulated by the traditional concept (based on crude protein showed better feed:gain ratio and lower deposition rate of abdominal fat.

  7. O problema do conhecimento verdadeiro na epidemiologia

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    Ayres José Ricardo de Carvalho Mesquita

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    Full Text Available São examinadas as bases filosóficas da validação do conhecimento científico, com o intuito de estabelecer uma visão crítica a respeito da adoção das proposições de Popper na epidemiologia. Ressalta-se o caráter conservador que resulta das limitações técnicas implicadas na sua adoção, não obstante o evidente aumento da racionalidade e da criatividade heurística que propicia.

  8. A epilepsia na neurocisticercose

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    Luís Marques-Assis

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    Full Text Available Foram estudados 131 casos de epilepsia com etiologia cisticercótica comprovada. A idade variou de 2 a 68 anos; 75 pacientes eram de sexo masculino e 56 de sexo feminino; 117 eram brancos, 10 pardos, três pretos e um amarelo. A idade de início da doença predominou na primeira década. O estudo foi feito em relação ao tipo de epilepsia, ao tempo decorrido após a primeira crise, à freqüência das crises e ao eletrencefalograma relativamente às epilepsias em geral. Investigação foi feita também em relação à cefaléia, aos achados neurológicos, liquóricos, radiológicos simples e contrastados e anátomo-patológicos. A análise dos resultados permitiu aos autores as seguintes conclusões: 1 No grupo de neurocisticercose o início da doença predominou na primeira e a partir da quarta década em relação às epilepsias em geral. 2 Dentre as manifestações clínicas predominaram as formas convulsivas da doença (61%, sendo as crises bravas-jacksonianas as menos freqüentes (4%; quando comparadas com as epilepsias em geral, verifica-se incidência menor das convulsões generalizadas na neurocisticercose. 3 Quanto ao tempo de doença, verifica-se predomínio das formas de duração mais curta (um ano ou menos na neurocisticercose. 4 A severidade da epilepsia, traduzida pela freqüência das crises, foi menor no grupo com neurocisticercose. 5 Excluídos os casos com anormalidades eletrencefalográficas contínuas, foram encontrados maiores índices percentuais de EEG normal na neurocisticercose que nas epilepsias em geral. 6 A cefaléia estava presente em 68% dos casos, assumindo caráter paroxístico na maior parte (78%; em 67% dos casos com cefaléia paroxística não havia concomitantemente sinais de hipertensão intracraniana; nos casos com cefaléia contínua, em apenas dois (13% esses sinais não estavam presentes. 7 Na maior parte dos casos (62% as manifestações epilépticas se apresentaram isoladamente, sem sinais neurol

  9. Influenza virus neuraminidase (NA): a target for antivirals and vaccines.

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    Jagadesh, Anitha; Salam, Abdul Ajees Abdul; Mudgal, Piya Paul; Arunkumar, Govindakarnavar

    2016-08-01

    Influenza, the most common infectious disease, poses a great threat to human health because of its highly contagious nature and fast transmissibility, often leading to high morbidity and mortality. Effective vaccination strategies may aid in the prevention and control of recurring epidemics and pandemics associated with this infectious disease. However, antigenic shifts and drifts are major concerns with influenza virus, requiring effective global monitoring and updating of vaccines. Current vaccines are standardized primarily based on the amount of hemagglutinin, a major surface antigen, which chiefly constitutes these preparations along with the varying amounts of neuraminidase (NA). Anti-influenza drugs targeting the active site of NA have been in use for more than a decade now. However, NA has not been approved as an effective antigenic component of the influenza vaccine because of standardization issues. Although some studies have suggested that NA antibodies are able to reduce the severity of the disease and induce a long-term and cross-protective immunity, a few major scientific issues need to be addressed prior to launching NA-based vaccines. Interestingly, an increasing number of studies have shown NA to be a promising target for future influenza vaccines. This review is an attempt to consolidate studies that reflect the strength of NA as a suitable vaccine target. The studies discussed in this article highlight NA as a potential influenza vaccine candidate and support taking the process of developing NA vaccines to the next stage. PMID:27255748

  10. AVALIAÇÃO DAS DIETAS SIMPLIFICADAS E SEMI-SIMPLIFICADAS, COM BASE NA MISTURA DE FORRAGEIRAS, COM E SEM ENZIMAS, PARA COELHOS EM CRESCIMENTO

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    Luiz Carlos Machado

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The simplified and half-simplified diets are a new technology that combines economy and welfare intestinal. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of simplified and half-simplified diets, with and without exogenous enzymes, on the productive performance of growing rabbits. A Reference diet, two simplified diets and eight half-simplified diets had been utilized. The main fibrous sources used were the alfalfa hay (ALH, hay from the upper third of the cassava foliage (HUTCF and cassava leaf meal (CLM, using a completely randomized design with 11 treatments and eight repetitions. The enzymes used were the carbohydrases (alpha-galactosidase, galactomanase, xylanase and beta-glucanase and phytase. The consumption of animals fed with diets with high inclusion of CLM was lower than the other. The daily weight gain was higher in animals fed with the reference diet, half-simplified diet based on HUTCF and half-simplified diets based on the mix of ALH and CLM. A positive effect of exogenous enzymes inclusion, on the performance parameters, was not observed. Based on these results we conclude that the simplified and half-simplified diets provide decrease in productive performance. Considering the proportionate economy in the cost of feed, the half simplified based on HUTCF may be an interesting alternative.

  11. Eletrencefalograma na síndrome parkinsoniana

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    José Geraldo Camargo Lima

    1973-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram estudados os eletrencefalogramas de 50 pacientes parkinsonianos livres de qualquer antecedente convulsivo, sendo registrados traçados anormais em 40% dos casos. A incidência de traçados anormais foi maior na síndrome parkinsoniana bilateral do que na unilateral (52% e 25%, respectivamente. Entre as anormalidades assinaladas foram as paroxísticas as mais freqüentes (65% dos casos, caracterizando-se predominantemente por surtos de ondas teta. O registro de anormalidades paroxísticas do tipo irritativo encontrado em três casos é salientado. Alterações da atividade de base foram assinaladas em 35% dos pacientes. A idade dos pacientes não parece ter tido importante papel na gênese das anormalidades eletrencefalográficas.

  12. Study on phase equilibria in Na2 B4 O7 -NaBr-Na2 SO4 -H2O quaternary system at 348 K%Na2B4O7-NaBr-Na2SO4-H2O四元体系348K相平衡研究

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    宁慧逸; 桑世华; 王丹; 曾晓晓

    2012-01-01

    采用等温溶解平衡法研究Na2B4O7 -NaBr-Na2SO4-H2O四元体系在348 K的相平衡关系,测定了平衡液相的溶解度和密度.根据实验数据绘制相应相图.该四元体系相图中有1个共饱点E,3条单变量曲线E1E,E2E,E3E,3个结晶区的平衡固相分别为:NaBr,Na2SO4和Na2B4O7 · 5H2O.研究结果表明:该四元体系无复盐和固溶体生成,属于简单四元体系,NaBr对Na2B4O7·5H2O和Na2SO4有较强的盐析作用.并对NaBr和Na2B4O7在不同温度下含有的结晶水数进行了对比分析,简要讨论了密度变化规律.%The solubilities and densities of solution in Na2B4O7-NaBr- Na2SO4-H2O quaternary system at 348 K were determined by isothermal equilibrium method. Based on the experimental data, the equilibrium phase diagram was plotted, which consists of one invariant E, three univariant curves (E1E, E2E and E3E) , and three crystallization fields corresponding to NaBr, Na2SO4 and Na2B4O7 ? 5H2O. The experimental results indicate that the quaternary system is of simple eutectic type and no double salt and solid solution, and sodium bromide has the salting-out effect on Na2B4O7 ? 5H2O and Na2SO4. The densities transformation rules were discussed.

  13. Análisis del proceso de minería de datos sobre la base de datos Bioinformática de segmentos de la proteína p53, asociada a la actividad cancerígena

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    Alejandro Hadad

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la utilización de estrategias para afrontar el problema del desbalanceo y la alta dimensionalidad de los registros que habitualmente forman parte de las bases de datos en el área bioinformática. Se tomó como caso de estudio la base de datos de segmentos de la proteína p53; sobre dicha base se construyen modelos con el fin de identificar si corresponden a patrones activos o inactivos. El problema del desbalanceo se abordó a través de una red neuronal no supervisada, y el de la selección de variables para reducir la alta dimensionalidad, a partir de una combinación de métodos con diferentes enfoques. Experimentos preliminares del modelo propuesto en datos estándar muestran resultados promisorios.

  14. Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer

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    Witteveen, L.M.; Goris, Margriet; Lie, R.; Ingram, V.J.

    2016-01-01

    This document reports on the development of a prototype Digital Farmer Field School (DFFS) called Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer (“Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer”). The DFFS provides an ICT-based alternative to traditional agricultural extension. More specifically, it offers a

  15. Diets based on soybean protein for Mediterranean fruit fly Dietas baseadas em proteína de soja para moscas do Mediterrâneo

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    Raimundo Braga Sobrinho; Carlos Caceres; Amirul Islam; Vivat Wornoayporn; Walter Enkerlin

    2006-01-01

    The objective of this work was to develop suitable and economic diets for mass rearing Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Diets containing sugar beet bagase, wheat bran, brewer yeast, and others with wheat bran and palletized soybean protein from Brazil were tested. Diets based on soybean protein have shown promising results regarding pupal recovery, pupal weight and adult emergence. Soybean bagase in the form of pellets with 60% of protein can be a very impor...

  16. Miocardiopatia dilatada na infancia

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    Madureira, José Rubens Alcantara

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Com objetivo de estudar a evolução e obter informações prognosticas da Miocardiopatia Dilatada na infância. Foram Estudados 70 pacientes internados no Centro de Cardiologia Infantil do Paraná, do Hospital infantil Pequeno Príncipe, em Curitiba, no período de Janeiro de 1985 a janeiro de 1995. Todos os pacientes foram internados por ocasião da primeira consulta hospitalar, tendo sido realizados exame clínico, radiografia de tórax, eletrocardiograma e ecocardiograma regularmente, no int...

  17. Rawls na planini?

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    Kurelić, Zoran

    1994-01-01

    Autor prikazuje komunitarističku kritiku Rawlsa, prije svega u obliku koji je izložio Michael Walzer u knjizi "Spheres of Justice". Glavni prigovor Walzera i drugih komunitaraca Rawlsovoj teoriji pravednosti da je ona objektivistička i da stoga predstavlja modernu varijantu platoizma. Nasuprot takvoj poziciji, Walzer inzistira na teoriji pravednosti koja polazi od partikularnih vrijednosti pojedinačnog društva i kulture, te sam nastoji formulirati kritiku američkog društva kao zajednice podvr...

  18. na Perua

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    Jorge Carvalho

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available Antes de se caracterizar como tentativa de ensaio ou de análise a qualquer coisa, o presente artigo tem, antes de mais nada, a pretensão de se constituir uma provocação ao debate acerca da questão do esporte na escola. A provocação parte basicamente do relato da minha experiência pessoal como Secretário da Educação do Município de Aracaju, cargo que exerci no período de 1º de janeiro de 1986 a 27 de janeiro de 1987.

  19. Stress laboral na PSP

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    Passeira, Andrea Verónica Vaz

    2011-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Segurança e Higiene no Trabalho O presente Estudo foi aplicado a profissionais da polícia do Comando Metropolitano de Lisboa da PSP. O objectivo principal subjacente a este trabalho foi proceder à análise da problemática do stress, nos profissionais da PSP que constituem a nossa amostra. Para tal, a metodologia utilizada consistiu na aplicação de um conjunto de Questionários, designadamente, “Fontes de Stress”, “Sintomas de Stress”, “Estratégias de C...

  20. Prostorsko združevanje lovišč glede na biomaso divjadi: Spatial integration of hunting areas based on wild game biomass:

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    Koren, Iztok

    2010-01-01

    This work deals with the spatial integration of hunting areas based on wild game biomass by means of ordering. We carried out combining of hunting areas for the periods 1951-1960 and 1994-2003 in Tolmin forest management area in northwest Slovenia. We combined hunting areas into two groups in the first period and into four groups in the second period. Distribution of hunting areas in the first period is characterized by hare (Lepus europaeus P.) and in the second period by wild boar (Sus scro...

  1. ENBFS+kNN: Hybrid ensemble classifier using entropy-based naïve Bayes with feature selection and k-nearest neighbor

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    Sainin, Mohd Shamrie; Alfred, Rayner; Ahmad, Faudziah

    2016-08-01

    A hybrid ensemble classifier which combines the entropy based naive Bayes (ENB) classifier strategy and k-nearest neighbor (k-NN) is examined. The classifiers are joined in light of the fact that naive Bayes gives prior estimations taking into account entropy while k-NN gives neighborhood estimate to model for a deferred characterization. While original NB utilizes the probabilities, this study utilizes the entropy as priors for class estimations. The result of the hybrid ensemble classifier demonstrates that by consolidating the classifiers, the proposed technique accomplishes promising execution on several benchmark datasets.

  2. Word Semantic Similarity Measurement Based on Naïve Bayes Model%基于朴素贝叶斯模型的单词语义相似度度量

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    王俊华; 左万利; 闫昭

    2015-01-01

    单词语义相似度度量是自然语言处理领域的经典和热点问题.通过结合朴素贝叶斯模型和知识库,提出一个新颖的度量单词语义相似度度量途径.首先借助通用本体 WordNet 获取属性变量,然后使用统计和分段线性插值生成条件概率分布列,继而通过贝叶斯推理实现信息融合获得后验概率,并在此基础上量化单词语义相似度.主要贡献是定义了单词对距离和深度,并将朴素贝叶斯模型用于单词语义相似度度量.在基准数据集 R&G(65)上,对比算法评判结果与人类评判结果的相关度,采用5折交叉验证对算法进行分析,样本 Pearson 相关度达到0.912,比当前最优方法高出0.4%,比经典算法高出7%~13%;Spearman 相关度达到0.873,比经典算法高出10%~20%;且算法的运行效率和经典算法相当.实验结果显示将朴素贝叶斯模型和知识库相结合解决单词语义相似度问题是合理有效的.%Measuring semantic similarity between words is a classical and hot problem in nature language processing ,the achievement of which has great impact on many applications such as word sense disambiguation , machine translation , ontology mapping , computational linguistics , etc . A novel approach is proposed to measure words semantic similarity by combining Naïve Bayes model with knowledge base . To start , extract attribute variables based on WordNet ; then , generate conditional probability distribution by statistics and piecewise linear interpolation technique ; after that ,obtain posteriori through Bayesian inference ;at last ,quantify word semantic similarity .The main contributions are definition of distance and depth between word pairs with small amount of computation and high degree of distinguishing the characteristics from words’ sense , and word semantic similarity measurement based on naïve Bayesian model .On benchmark data set R

  3. 基于社会公平的农村贫困治理%The Rural Poverty GoverNaNce based oN Social Equality

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    张丽新

    2015-01-01

    实现社会公平的农村贫困治理是现代政府不可推卸的责任,我国实现社会公平的农村贫困治理面临诸多问题。应发挥社会资本参与农村贫困治理的作用,深入探寻政府、社会组织共同参与的多元化贫困治理模式。%To actualize the rural poverty governance based on social equality is an inescapable responsibility of modern government,and lots of problems are faced in our country realizing the rural poverty governance based on social equality. We should bring the function of social capital in rural poverty governance into real play,and deeply explore in the pluralistic poverty governance pattern with joint participation of the government and social organizations.

  4. Na/beta-alumina/NaAlCl4, Cl2/C circulating cell

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    Cherng, Jing-Yih; Bennion, Douglas N.

    1987-01-01

    A study was made of a high specific energy battery based on a sodium negative electrode and a chlorine positive electrode with molten AlCl3-NaCl electrolyte and a solid beta alumina separator. The basic performance of a Na beta-alumina NaAlCl4, Cl2/C circulating cell at 200 C was demonstrated. This cell can be started at 150 C. The use of melting sodium chloroaluminate electrolyte overcomes some of the material problems associated with the high working temperatures of present molten salt systems, such as Na/S and LiAl/FeS, and retains the advantages of high energy density and relatively efficient electrode processes. Preliminary investigations were conducted on a sodium-chlorine static cell, material compability, electrode design, wetting, and theoretical calculations to assure a better chance of success before assembling a Na/Cl2 circulating cell. Mathematical models provide a theoretical explanation for the performance of the NaCl2 battery. The results of mathematical models match the experimental results very well. According to the result of the mathematical modeling, an output at 180 mA/sq cm and 3.2 V can be obtained with optimized cell design.

  5. Comportamento espectral dos solos na paisagem a partir de dados coletados por sensores terrestre e orbital Spectral response of soils in the landscape based on terrestrial and orbital data acquisition levels

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    José Geraldo de Abreu Sousa Junior

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Parte da variabilidade dos índices de produção agrícola está associada com as características do solo e da paisagem. Dessa forma, práticas de manejo, como a adubação, devem levar em consideração esta variabilidade. O sensoriamento remoto é uma ferramenta que pode fornecer, de maneira rápida, informações para o manejo do solo, pois relaciona a radiação eletromagnética com os atributos do solo. Assim, este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o comportamento espectral, em dois níveis de aquisição de dados (terrestre e orbital, de diferentes classes de solos ao longo de toposseqüências na região de São Carlos e Ibaté, SP. Para isso, amostras de terra georreferenciadas foram coletadas em 319 pontos, em três profundidades. Em seguida, obtiveram-se os dados radiométricos em laboratório, na faixa espectral entre 450 e 2.500 nm. Os mesmos locais amostrados na camada superficial, no campo, foram avaliados na imagem de satélite. A partir dos resultados obtidos, pode-se concluir que: (a teores de areia grossa, argila e matéria orgânica, e cor tiveram relação com a reflectância dos solos; (b ao longo das vertentes ocorrem variações nos dados espectrais dos solos; e (c solos da mesma ordem taxonômica, porém com classes texturais diferentes, apresentam diferentes comportamentos espectrais, podendo ser discriminados por sensoriamento remoto.Part of agricultural production index variability is associated with soil and landscape characteristics. Management practices such as fertilizer application should therefore take the soil spatial variability into account. Remote sensing is a tool that can provide faster information for soil management because it relates electromagnetic radiation with soil attributes. Thus, this study aimed at evaluating the spectral response, at two data acquisition levels (terrestrial and orbital, of different soil classes across toposequences in the region of São Carlos and Ibaté, SP. For this

  6. Exigência de treonina, com base no conceito de proteína ideal, de alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo Digestible threonine requirement of Nile tilapia fingerlings using ideal protein concept

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    Marcos Antonio Delmondes Bomfim

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito dos níveis de treonina digestível, com base no conceito de proteína ideal, em rações com 1,35% de lisina digestível sobre o desempenho de alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo (Oreochromis niloticus. Utilizaram-se 432 alevinos revertidos de tilápia, linhagem tailandesa, com peso inicial de 1,64 ± 0,03 g, em delineamento inteiramente ao acaso, com seis tratamentos, cada um com seis repetições, e doze peixes por unidade experimental. Os tratamentos consistiram de cinco rações com diversas relações treonina:lisina digestível (69,0; 74,0; 79,0; 84,0 e 89,0% e relação metionina + cistina:lisina digestível de 70,0% e uma ração com relação treonina:lisina digestível de 84,0% e de metionina + cistina:lisina digestível de 75,0%, todas isoenergéticas e isoprotéicas. Os peixes foram mantidos em 36 aquários de 130 L, dotados de abastecimento de água, temperatura controlada e aeração individuais, e alimentados à vontade, seis vezes ao dia, durante 30 dias. Avaliaram-se o desempenho, a composição corporal, as deposições de proteína e gordura e a eficiência de retenção de nitrogênio dos peixes. O consumo de ração, o teor de proteína corporal e a deposição de proteína corporal aumentaram de forma linear de acordo com a relação treonina:lisina na ração, contudo, não foram influenciados pelo aumento da relação metionina + cistina:lisina da ração. Os níveis de treonina total ou digestível que proporcionaram os melhores resultados de desempenho em alevinos de tilápia-do-nilo foram de 1,11 e 0,99%, enquanto os níveis que promoveram melhor deposição de proteína corporal foram de 1,43 e 1,28%, que correspondem às relações treonina:lisina total de 71,0 e 69,0% e treonina:lisina digestível de 90,0 e 89,0%.The effects of digestible threonine levels, based on ideal protein concept in diets with 1.35% of digestible lysine on Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus fingerlings performance. Four hundred

  7. Development of parallel GPU based algorithms for problems in nuclear area; Desenvolvimento de algoritmos paralelos baseados em GPU para solucao de problemas na area nuclear

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    Almeida, Adino Americo Heimlich

    2009-07-01

    Graphics Processing Units (GPU) are high performance co-processors intended, originally, to improve the use and quality of computer graphics applications. Since researchers and practitioners realized the potential of using GPU for general purpose, their application has been extended to other fields out of computer graphics scope. The main objective of this work is to evaluate the impact of using GPU in two typical problems of Nuclear area. The neutron transport simulation using Monte Carlo method and solve heat equation in a bi-dimensional domain by finite differences method. To achieve this, we develop parallel algorithms for GPU and CPU in the two problems described above. The comparison showed that the GPU-based approach is faster than the CPU in a computer with two quad core processors, without precision loss. (author)

  8. Evolution of Microstructure in Rolled Mg-Based Alloy. Textural Aspect / Ewolucja Mikrostruktury W Walcowanym Stopie Na Bazie Mg. Aspekt Teksturowy

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    Drzymała P.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Magnesium alloys are the lightest structural materials, which makes them particularly suitable for use in the aircraft and automotive industry. However, due to hexagonal close-packed crystal structure, resulting in insufficient number of independent slip systems, magnesium alloys exhibit poor formability at room temperature. Conventional methods of work hardening of magnesium alloys requires the temperature about 300°C, which favours simultaneously processes of thermal recovery and grain growth, but decreases beneficial microstructure strengthening effect. Thus, it is a crucial to undertake development of a technology for semi-finished magnesium alloys elements, which will ensure better mechanical properties of the final products by forming desirable microstructure. In the paper we present the development of crystallographic texture of the Mg-based alloy (Mg-AZ31 in the form of pipe extruded at 430°C and subjected to pilger rolling at relatively low temperature.

  9. As bases teóricas da técnica da recriação do contexto na entrevista cognitiva

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    Luciano Haussen Pinto

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    Full Text Available In reporting a crime the victims and witnesses have a decisive role. In the area of psychology of testimony, much has been advanced in the methods of investigative interviews, being the Cognitive Interview currently the most consolidated around the world. The aim of this study was to perform a narrative review of the literature about one of the techniques of the Cognitive Interview: context reinstatement. Many studies attribute the success the Cognitive Interview has in optimizing the quantity and quality in recalled information largely to context reinstatement. The theoretical bases of memory were analyzed to explain the mechanisms context reinstatement triggers that favor recall. Its positive effects have direct relation with the notion of context-dependent memory and with the principle of encoding specificity. Finally, we point out some limitations, as well as new ways to use the technique.

  10. A proposal for positive cooperation in anion-cation binding in yttrium and lutetium complexes based on o-amino-substituted phenolate ligands. On the way to coordination polymers by self-assembly. Molecular structures of [ClLu(OAr)3Na] (X-ray) and [ClY(OAr')3Y(OAr')3Na] (X-ray and 89Y-NMR)

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    Koten, G. van; Hogerheide, M.P.; Ringelberg, S.N.; Grove, D.M.; Jastrzebski, J.T.B.H.; Boersma, J.; Smeets, W.J.J.; Spek, A.L.

    1996-01-01

    Unique hetero(poly)metallic complexes [ClM(OAr)3Na] (M = Lu (3a), Y (3b)) and [ClY(OAr')3Y(OAr')3Na] (4) containing the bis (OAr = OC6H2(CH2NMe2)2-2,6-Me-4) and mono (OAr' = OC6H4(CH2NMe2)-2) o-amino-substituted phenolate ligands have been synthesized and characterized by NMR (1H, 13C, and 89Y) and

  11. Crystal structure of (Na0.70)(Na0.70,Mn0.30)(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Fe2+(VO4)3, a sodium-, iron- and manganese-based vanadate with the alluaudite-type structure

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    Benhsina, Elhassan; Assani, Abderrazzak; Saadi, Mohamed; El Ammari, Lahcen

    2016-01-01

    The title compound, sodium (sodium,manganese) triiron(II,III) tris[vana­date(V)], (Na0.70)(Na0.70,Mn0.30)(Fe3+,Fe2+)2Fe2+(VO4)3, was prepared by solid-state reactions. It crystallizes in an alluaudite-like structure, characterized by a partial cationic disorder. In the structure, four of the 12 sites in the asymmetric unit are located on special positions, three on a twofold rotation axis (Wyckoff position 4e) and one on an inversion centre (4b). Two sites on the twofold rotation axis are entirely filled by Fe2+ and V5+, whereas the third site has a partial occupancy of 70% by Na+. The site on the inversion centre is occupied by Na+ and Mn2+ cations in a 0.7:0.3 ratio. The remaining Fe2+ and Fe3+ atoms are statistically distributed on a general position. The three-dimensional framework of this structure is made up of kinked chains of edge-sharing [FeO6] octa­hedra stacked parallel to [10-1]. These chains are held together by VO4 tetra­hedral groups, forming polyhedral sheets perpendicular to [010]. Within this framework, two types of channels extending along [001] are present. One is occupied by (Na+/Mn2+) while the second is partially occupied by Na+. The mixed site containing (Na+/Mn2+) has an octa­hedral coordination sphere, while the Na+ cations in the second channel are coordinated by eight O atoms. PMID:26958392

  12. Flexible High-Performance Lead-Free Na0.47K0.47Li0.06NbO3 Microcube-Structure-Based Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.

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    Gupta, Manoj Kumar; Kim, Sang-Woo; Kumar, Binay

    2016-01-27

    Lead-free piezoelectric nano- and microstructure-based generators have recently attracted much attention due to the continuous demand of self-powered body implantable devices. We report the fabrication of a high-performance flexible piezoelectric microgenerator based on lead-free inorganic piezoelectric Na0.47K0.47Li0.06NbO3 (NKLN) microcubes for the first time. The composite generator is fabricated using NKLN microcubes and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer on a flexible substrate. The flexible device exhibits excellent performance with a large recordable piezoelectric output voltage of 48 V and output current density of 0.43 μA/cm(2) under vertical compressive force of 2 kgf, for which an energy conversion efficiency of about 11% has been achieved. Piezoresponse and ferroelectric studies reveal that NKLN microcubes exhibited high piezoelectric charge coefficient (d33) as high as 460 pC/N and a well-defined hysteresis loops with remnant polarization and coercive field of 13.66 μC/cm(2) and 19.45 kV/cm, respectively. The piezoelectric charge generation mechanism from NKLN microgenerator are discussed in the light of the high d33 and alignment of electric dipoles in polymer matrix and dielectric constant of NKLN microcubes. It has been demonstrated that the developed power generator has the potential to generate high electric output power under mechanical vibration for powering biomedical devices in the near future.

  13. Flexible High-Performance Lead-Free Na0.47K0.47Li0.06NbO3 Microcube-Structure-Based Piezoelectric Energy Harvester.

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    Gupta, Manoj Kumar; Kim, Sang-Woo; Kumar, Binay

    2016-01-27

    Lead-free piezoelectric nano- and microstructure-based generators have recently attracted much attention due to the continuous demand of self-powered body implantable devices. We report the fabrication of a high-performance flexible piezoelectric microgenerator based on lead-free inorganic piezoelectric Na0.47K0.47Li0.06NbO3 (NKLN) microcubes for the first time. The composite generator is fabricated using NKLN microcubes and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymer on a flexible substrate. The flexible device exhibits excellent performance with a large recordable piezoelectric output voltage of 48 V and output current density of 0.43 μA/cm(2) under vertical compressive force of 2 kgf, for which an energy conversion efficiency of about 11% has been achieved. Piezoresponse and ferroelectric studies reveal that NKLN microcubes exhibited high piezoelectric charge coefficient (d33) as high as 460 pC/N and a well-defined hysteresis loops with remnant polarization and coercive field of 13.66 μC/cm(2) and 19.45 kV/cm, respectively. The piezoelectric charge generation mechanism from NKLN microgenerator are discussed in the light of the high d33 and alignment of electric dipoles in polymer matrix and dielectric constant of NKLN microcubes. It has been demonstrated that the developed power generator has the potential to generate high electric output power under mechanical vibration for powering biomedical devices in the near future. PMID:26735739

  14. Exploring the Potential of Integral Field Spectroscopy Observing Extrasolar Planet Transits: Ground Based Observations of the Atmospheric Na in HD209458b

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    Arribas, S; Sparks, W B; López-Martin, L; Mediavilla, E; Gomez-Alvarez, P; Arribas, Santiago; Gilliland, Ronald L.; Sparks, William B.; Lopez-Martin, Luis; Mediavilla, Evencio; Gomez-Alvarez, Pedro

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    We explore the use of Integral Field Spectroscopy (IFS) to observe extrasolar planet transits. Although this technique should find its full potential in space observations (e.g. JWST, TPF), we have tested its basics with ground based time series observations of HD209458b obtained with WHT+INTEGRAL during a transit. For this analysis we used 5550 spectra, obtained in 150 exposures during a period of >7 hours. We found that IFS offers 3 fundamental advantages with respect to previously used methods. (i) It improves the effective S/N in photon limited observations by distributing the light coming from the star into the 2 dimensions of the detector. (ii) This type of IFS data allows to 'auto-calibrate' instrumental and background effects. (iii) Since the star image characteristics as well as its photometric properties are extracted from the same data-cube, it is possible to decorrelate photometric instabilities induced by PSF variations. These data have also allowed us to explore the accuracy limits of ground bas...

  15. Impact of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase polymorphism F214L on virological response to thymidine analogue based regimens in ART-naïve and experienced patients

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    Silberstein, F; Cozzi-Lepri, A; Ruiz, L;

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A negative association between the polymorphism F214L and type 1 thymidine analogue (TA) mutations (TAMs) has been observed. However, the virological response to TAs according to the detection of F214L has not been evaluated. METHODS: We studied 590 patients from EuroSIDA who started TA...... therapy for the first time as part of potent combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) and who were tested for genotypic resistance within the past 6 months. End points were median reduction in the week 24 viral load and time to virological failure (2 consecutive VL measurements >400 copies/mL after at...... least 6 months of the TA-containing cART). RESULTS: In ART-naive patients, the prevalence of F214L was 17%. By 48 months after starting TA-based cART, the proportion of patients who experienced virological failure was 16% in patients with 214L and 36% in those with 214F (P=.03). In a multivariable Cox...

  16. Development of Web based system for individual internal monitoring programme; Desenvolvimento de um sistema baseado na Web para suporte ao programa de monitoracao individual interna do IPEN

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    Lima, Vanessa Rogeria de

    2007-07-01

    The purposes of the internal monitoring, in general, are to verify and document that each worker is protected adequately against risks from radionuclide intakes and the protection complies with legal requirements. Therefore, an overall radiation protection programme, starts with an assessment to identify work situations in which there is a risk of internal contamination of workers and to quantify the likely intake of radioactive material and the resulting committed effective dose. As a part of a continuous improvement of the monitoring programme for occupationally exposed workers at IPEN, it is being developed a Web based system to access the internal dosimetry database. The system was implemented using Hypertext Preprocessor, PHP, and a PostgreSQL database. This system will introduce a new paradigm in the routine of the internal dosimetry service, providing a fast access to the information among the measurement laboratories staff, dose evaluation group and the radiation protection supervisor. The database maintains information about worker identification, physical and chemical characteristics of the radionuclide, type of monitoring, measurement data and the dose. Moreover, this information will be readily available to provide support for regulatory compliance and quality control requirements. (author)

  17. A participação no processo decisório: um estudo na economia solidária Participation in the decision making process: a study in a solidarity-based economy association

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    Beatriz Centenaro Hellwig

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo tem por objeto de estudo a participação e, por cenário, a Economia Popular e Solidária, essa forma de fazer econômico que tem por essência a valorização do trabalho sobre o capital, além das relações de trabalho ancoradas na autogestão, e que cultiva como princípio fundamental a solidariedade. Trata-se de uma pesquisa exploratória, baseada em estudo de caso único. A organização onde foi realizado o estudo é uma das treze associações responsáveis pela triagem de resíduos sólidos do Sistema Integrado de Resíduos Sólidos (GIRS, implantado pela Prefeitura Municipal de Porto Alegre em 1989, conforme o princípio da EPS. A análise dos dados revelou, entretanto, um modelo autocrático de gestão e baixo comprometimento dos associados, assim como o fato de que o trabalho é vivenciado como um meio de sobrevivência como outro qualquer. Já as relações entre os trabalhadores são pautadas pela desconfiança e pela competição, fatores que podem estar na origem das elevadas taxas de turnover e do baixo índice de produtividade constatados. Entre as conclusões deste estudo está o reconhecimento da complexidade de reconstruir o laço social.Participation in the decision making process was studied in the scenario of a solidarity-based economy association where work is valued above capital; work relations are anchored in self-management and solidarity is cultivated as a fundamental principle. Exploratory research was done in one of the thirteen associations responsible for solid waste salvage in the Integrated Solid Waste System implemented by the Porto Alegre City Hall in 1989 according to the solidarity-based economy principle. However analysis disclosed an autocratic model of management and limited commitment by associates. Work was considered to be a means of survival, no different from any other. Since relations among the workers are characterized by mistrust and competition, these may be the origin of the

  18. Produção científica sobre avaliação da visão em crianças: um estudo bibliométrico na base de dados LILACS

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    Maria Cristina Piumbato Innocentini Hayashi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo realizar análise bibliométrica da produção científica sobre avaliação da visão em crianças disponível na base de dados Lilacs. A metodologia da pesquisa observou os seguintes passos: revisão de literatura sobre avaliação da visão e bibliometria; coleta de dados na base de dados Lilacs; organização, tratamento bibliométrico e análise dos dados coletados utilizando o software MS Excel. Utilizando as expressões de busca “avaliação visual”, “avaliação da visão”, “avaliação funcional da visão”, “portadores de deficiência visual”, “baixa visão” e “transtornos da visão”, foram selecionados 27 artigos. Como resultados foram produzidos os seguintes indicadores: os idiomas predominantes das produções científicas foram o português e o espanhol; o artigo original escrito em coautoria é o tipo de publicação predominante, as temáticas mais abordadas foram: “baixa visão”, “acuidade visual”, “ambliopia” e “glaucoma”. Ficou constatado também que nem todos os autores trataram especificamente sobre avaliações da visão, sendo proposta também a avaliação cognitiva e da qualidade de vida de deficientes visuais. Torna-se recomendável a realização de novas pesquisas que demonstrem a importância da avaliação precoce da visão em crianças, visando que a intervenção, quando necessária, ocorra o mais cedo possível e previna os possíveis atrasos ocasionados pela deficiência visual. Deve-se também garantir que estes achados oftalmológicos se complementem com avaliações que caracterizem em quais situações os indivíduos que já possuem algum tipo de deficiência possam utilizar com maior eficácia sua visão. Palavras-chave: Baixa visão. Transtornos da visão. Bibliometria.

  19. UM ESTUDO DAS EMPRESAS LISTADAS NA BM&FBOVESPA DO SETOR DE CONSTRUÇÃO CIVIL ACERCA DO RECONHECIMENTO DAS RECEITAS E DOS CUSTOS COM BASE NO CPC 17

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    Wenner Glaucio Lopes Lucena

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é verificar se as empresas do setor de construção civil reconhecem não só suas receitas como também seus custos com base no Pronunciamento Técnico CPC 17: contratos de construção. Para isso, foi realizada uma análise de conteúdo nas notas explicativas, do período de 2009 e 2010, de 22 empresas do setor de construção civil listadas na BM&FBovespa a fim de investigar se estas estão atendendo os requisitos do CPC 17 em relação ao reconhecimento das receitas e custos. Esta pesquisa é classificada como qualitativa, quantitativa, descritiva e documental. Nos achados foram encontrados que 100% das empresas não apresentaram a modalidade de costplus, porém 68% utilizam o método da percentagem completada (POC. Segundo esse método, a receita contratual deve ser proporcional aos custos contratuais incorridos em cada etapa de medição. Os resultados demonstram que 41% das empresas apresentaram os valores dos custos de mão de obra no local da execução do contrato, incluindo sua supervisão e os custos de materiais usados na construção. Dessa forma, conclui-se que 59% atenderam a dois dos subitens analisados no que tange ao reconhecimento dos custos, no entanto mais de 50% atenderam aos requisitos da OCPC 01, que trata da formação do custo do imóvel, objeto da incorporação imobiliária. Por fim, quanto à divulgação das informações, observou-se que nenhuma das empresas divulga suas receitas e custos com base nos subitens do CPC 17. Portanto, o resultado das empresas pode se mostrar diferente do que realmente deveria ser para efeito de tributação.

  20. Reflexões sobre precoces, prodígios, gênios e as altas habilidades, com base na neurociência cognitiva

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    Carlos Eduardo Paulino

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Em Educação Especial, altas habilidades designam pessoas que demonstram capacidades, potenciais ou desempenho, em atividades humanas, bem acima da média. Objetivamos, utilizando-se da neurociência, entender os precoces, prodígios, gênios e altas habilidades como resultantes de um processo único das formações da memória. Trata-se de uma pesquisa bibliográfica, em que as obras foram identificadas, localizadas, compiladas, fichadas e analisadas. O material foi localizado a partir de palavras-chave em bases de dados. Para a compilação, foram utilizados, como critério de inclusão, a intersecção dos unitermos adotados, bem como os trabalhos de pesquisadores da educação, psicologia e neurociência, publicados entre 1966 e 2009. Analisamos qualitativamente 40 referências, sendo 18 artigos e 22 outros textos. A trajetória de análise foi desenvolvida tendo a questão norteadora: há necessidade de se explicar diferentemente os precoces, prodígios, gênios e as AH? Chegamos a três proposições lógicas. Procuramos demonstrar, por meio desse exercício lógico, que não haveria necessidade de se explicar diferentemente os precoces, prodígios, gênios e as AH, mas concluímos que há necessidade de tais diferenciações, mesmo dentro da área da neurociência, no entanto, a demonstração acima aponta para a teoria de Renzulli como válida para gênios e AH, com ressalvas para precoces e prodígios, que merecem um olhar mais aprofundado.Palavras-chave: Altas habilidades. Memória. Neurociência cognitiva. Neurotransmissores.

  1. PROMOCIJA ZDRAVJA NA DELOVNEM MESTU

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    Kondić, Vesna

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    Varnost in zdravje pri delu sta ključna elementa pri zagotavljanju bolj zdravega in daljšega poklicnega življenja. Problem: Delo neposredno vpliva na zdravje, saj ljudje na delovnem mestu preživijo veliko časa, zato je zagotavljanje varnosti in zdravja delavcev pri delu zelo pomemben člen, ki ga mora delodajalec tudi zakonsko upoštevati. Namen: Namen magistrskega dela je proučiti učinkovitost promocije zdravja na delovnem mestu z vidika varovanja zdravja zaposlenih in ozaveščanja zap...

  2. Principais características da raiz de cenoura na perspectiva de agentes da cadeia produtiva Main carrot root attributes based on stake holders perceptions

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    Silvia S Onoyama

    2011-09-01

    with closed questions about the importance of a range of attributes on a 1 (not important to 5 (very important scale. Statistic method based on categorical analysis was used to rank the attributes and calculate the average contrasts. The survey indicated that, according to consumers, nutritional value, texture, external color and taste are the most important attributes. In contrast, the other stake holders pay more attention to characteristics related to shape uniformity, external color and green shoulder. In addition, differences of perception by specific chain agents were detected, in special to the consumers group, affected by gender, age, educational level, marital status and supermarket location. These results are very important for directing carrot research projects, which must meet the productive sector and consumers requirements.

  3. Grades computacionais na recuperação de imagens médicas baseada em conteúdo Grid computing in the optimization of content-based medical images retrieval

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    Marcelo Costa Oliveira

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Utilizar o poder de processamento da tecnologia de grades computacionais para viabilizar a utilização do algoritmo de medida de similaridade na recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: A técnica de recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo é composta de duas etapas seqüenciais: análise de textura e algoritmo de medida de similaridade. Estas são aplicadas em imagens de joelho e cabeça, nas quais se avaliaram a eficiência em recuperar imagens do mesmo plano e a seqüência de aquisição em um banco de 2.400 imagens médicas para testar a capacidade de recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo. A análise de textura foi utilizada inicialmente para pré-selecionar as 1.000 imagens mais semelhantes a uma imagem de referência escolhida por um clínico. Essas 1.000 imagens foram processadas utilizando-se o algoritmo de medida de similaridade na grade computacional. RESULTADOS: A precisão encontrada na classificação por análise de textura foi de 0,54 para imagens sagitais de joelho e de 0,40 para imagens axiais de cabeça. A análise de textura foi útil como filtragem, pré-selecionando imagens a serem avaliadas pelo algoritmo de medida de similaridade. A recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo utilizando o algoritmo de medida de similaridade aplicado nas imagens pré-selecionadas por análise de textura resultou em precisão de 0,95 para as imagens sagitais de joelho e de 0,92 para as imagens axiais de cabeça. O alto custo computacional do algoritmo de medida de similaridade foi amortizado pela grade computacional. CONCLUSÃO: A utilização da abordagem mista das técnicas de análise de textura e algoritmo de medida de similaridade no processo de recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo resultou em eficiência acima de 90%. A grade computacional é indispensável para utilização do algoritmo de medida de similaridade na recuperação de imagens baseada em conteúdo, que de

  4. Incision at the base and concentrations of indolbutyric acid on rooting of apical cuttings of ‘Roxo de Valinhos’ fig treeLesão na base e concentrações de ácido indolbutírico no enraizamento de estacas apicais de figueira ‘Roxo de Valinhos’

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    Paula Nogueira Curi

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to increase the rhizogenic potential of cuttings collected from the apical portion of the branches of fig trees, performing injuries and treating the cuttings with indolbutyric acid (IBA. Apical cuttings of ‘Roxo de Valinhos’ fig tree were collected in July. The cuttings were standardized with 20 cm in length and basal diameter of 10 mm. The cuttings received or not incisions at the basis (parallel cuts of 2 cm and immersed in IBA at 0, 1000, 2000 and 3000 mg L-1 for 10 seconds. The cuttings were buried (¾ of the length in moistened sand, inside a screen house (50% of light. After 60 days it was found that treatment with IBA benefits in the development of apical cuttings, and the concentration that achieved the best results was 2000 mg L-1; the use of injury at the base of the cuttings helps rooting. Esse trabalho teve como objetivo aumentar o potencial rizogênico das estacas coletadas da porção apical dos ramos de figueira, realizando-se ferimentos (lesão na base das estacas e tratando com ácido indolbutírico (AIB. Estacas apicais de figueira ‘Roxo de Valinhos’ foram coletadas em julho, padronizadas com 20 cm de comprimento e diâmetro basal de 10 mm. Os tratamentos consistiram na realização ou não de lesão na base das estacas (cortes paralelos de 2 cm, e imersão em soluções contendo 0, 1000, 2000 e 3000 mg L-1 de AIB, por 10 segundos. As estacas foram enterradas em leito de areia umedecido, localizado dentro de telado (50% de luminosidade, enterrando-se ¾ da estaca. Após 60 dias verificou-se que o tratamento com AIB e a lesão na base das estacas traz benefícios ao enraizamento, sendo que a concentração que obteve melhores resultados foi de 2000 mg L-1.

  5. Charge carriers and dc polarization phenomena in solid Na2WO4

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    Bottelberghs, P.H.; Everts, E.

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    Ionic transport measurements based on the Tubandt method have been performed in all three solid phases of Na2WO4 at temperatures between 550 and 600°C in air. It is shown that tNa+ = 1.00 in all cases. Ag is oxidized anodically to Ag+ at Ag/Na2WO4 interfaces. Cathodically only (air) oxygen reduction

  6. Programa de Saúde da Família: uma avaliação de efetividade com base na percepção de usuários Family Health Program: effectiveness assessment based on user perception

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    Ana Katarina Pessoa de Oliveira

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa que relaciona a percepção dos usuários sobre a contribuição do Programa de Saúde da Família (PSF, na Unidade Mista de Felipe Camarão, Distrito Oeste de Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, com a evolução dos indicadores de atenção à saúde da criança menor de cinco anos, no período de 2000 a 2004. Inicialmente foi realizado um levantamento de dados sobre a política de saúde implementada, incluindo um perfil dos usuários envolvidos. Depois, uma consulta às estatísticas disponíveis, contidas em documentos oficiais do Ministério da Saúde e da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Natal, referentes às ações desenvolvidas na área da saúde da criança no período considerado. Por fim, aplicou-se um questionário de pesquisa social a uma amostra de famílias com crianças menores de cinco anos, cadastradas na unidade mista, para conhecer o seu grau de satisfação com os serviços recebidos. A comparação do nível de satisfação dos usuários com a evolução das estatísticas revelou que as ações de atenção à saúde da criança do PSF, no órgão público considerado, foram transformadoras de atitudes e propulsoras de mudanças sociais.This article presents the results of a study to identify in what extent user perception of the contribution of the Family Health Program (Programa de Saúde da Família, PSF, at the Felipe Camarão Unit, in the West District of Natal (state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil reflects the evolution of the healthcare indicators for children under five, in the period between 2000 and 2004. Initially data on the implemented health policy was gathered, including a profile of the users involved. Then the available statistics related to the child healthcare measures carried out during that period were obtained from official documents of the federal and municipal Health Department. Finally a social survey questionnaire was applied to a sample of families

  7. Gender differences in self-reported morbidity: evidence from a population-based study in southern Brazil Diferenças na morbidade referida entre sexos: evidências de um estudo de base populacional no Sul do Brasil

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    Raúl A. Mendoza-Sassi

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to assess variations in self-reported morbidity between men and women using six different measures of reported illness. The cross-sectional study was conducted in the municipality of Rio Grande, southern Brazil. Demographic, socioeconomic, and morbidity data were collected from a probabilistic sample of 1,260 persons aged 15 years or over, using a specific questionnaire. Statistical analysis included a multivariate Poisson regression analysis. Prevalence Ratios (PR with 95% confidence intervals (95%CI were calculated. After adjusting for some confounding variables (age, race, unemployment, marital status, income, social class, and education, women showed greater risk of any symptom (PR = 3.21; 95%CI: 2.71-3.83, three or more symptoms (PR = 4.22; 95%CI: 2.97-5.98, potentially serious symptoms (PR = 1.75; 95%CI: 1.31-2.34, poor/fair health (PR = 1.78; 95%CI: 1.37-2.32, and minor psychiatric disorders (PR = 1.76; 95%CI: 1.31-2.37. The study revealed dissimilarity in self-reported morbidity between men and women in southern Brazil, but with different degrees depending on type of morbidity. This excess can be explained by gender difference in health-seeking behavior for perceiving or reporting health problems.O estudo teve como objetivo avaliar que diferenças ocorrem na morbidade referida entre homens e mulheres, utilizando seis medidas diferentes de morbidade. O estudo de tipo transversal foi realizado no Município de Rio Grande, Sul do Brasil. Foram coletados dados demográficos, sócio-econômicos de uma amostra probabilística de 1.260 pessoas com 15 anos ou mais. Para fins estatísticos foi utilizada a regressão de Poisson. Após ajustar para variáveis de confusão, observou-se que as mulheres apresentavam maior risco de referir um sintoma (RP = 3,21; IC95%: 2,71-3,83, de ter três ou mais sintomas (RP = 4,22; IC95%: 2,97-5,98, de ter um sintoma potencialmente sério (RP = 1,75; IC95%: 1,31-2,34, de apresentar uma percep

  8. Abordagens da produção científica em administração publicada na base Scopus à luz da teoria institucional, de 2000 a 2013

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    Sabrina do Nascimento

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo teve como objetivo analisar a produção científica sobre Teoria Institucional indexada na base de dados Scopus voltada para a área de Administração, no período de 2000 a 2013. Evidenciou-se que: o autor mais prolífico sobre a temática da Teoria Institucional é Currie, G.; as universidades com maior publicação foram a University of Alberta e University of Nottingham. No cenário nacional, duas revistas aparecem, a RAE – Revista de Administração de Empresas e a Revista de Administração pública; já no cenário internacional, as revistas que possuem maior destaque são a Human Relations, o Journal of Business Ethics, o Business Strategy and the Environment e Critical Perspectives on Accounting. A área do conhecimento que aborda a Teoria Institucional é predominante nas ciências sociais e corresponde a 40,4% do total.

  9. Variabilidade genética de búfalos em rebanho-núcleo com base na análise de pedigree Genetic variability in water buffalo from nucleous herd by pedigree analysis

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    C.R. Marcondes

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Parâmetros baseados na probabilidade de origem do gene foram usados para descrever a variabilidade em uma população de búfalos da Embrapa Amazônia Oriental. A magnitude dos resultados foi de média a baixa (por volta de 20 animais, sugerindo que poucos fundadores contribuiriam para a formação da população. Dentre os 20 ancestrais que mais aportam genes aos machos - representando ao todo 71% dos alelos -, 39%, 26% e 5%, respectivamente, são as contribuições marginais das raças Murrah e Mediterrâneo e seus mestiços. Para as fêmeas, em que os 20 ancestrais aportam 67,5% dos genes, 42% e 26%, respectivamente, são as contribuições marginais das raças Murrah e Mediterrâneo.Parameters based on the probability of gene origin were used to describe genetic variability in a buffalo population from the Embrapa Amazônia Oriental, Belém, Pará, Brazil. The parameters generated medium to low values (around 20 animals and suggested low founder representativeness. From the 20 ancestors that gave more genes to males (with 71% of alleles, genetic contributions were 39%, 26%, and 5%, respectively, for Murrah, Mediterraneo, and crossbreds. For females, these values were 42% and 26% for Murrah and Mediterraneo breeds.

  10. Lead-free Mn-doped (K0.5,Na0.5)NbO3 piezoelectric thin films for MEMS-based vibrational energy harvester applications

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    Won, Sung Sik; Lee, Joonhee; Venugopal, Vineeth; Kim, Dong-Joo; Lee, Jinkee; Kim, Ill Won; Kingon, Angus I.; Kim, Seung-Hyun

    2016-06-01

    Lead-free Mn-doped (K0.5, Na0.5)NbO3 (KNN) thin films were fabricated by the chemical solution deposition method. The addition of small concentration of Mn dopant effectively reduced the leakage current density and enhanced the piezoelectric properties of the films. The leakage current density of 0.5 mol. % Mn-doped KNN film showed the lowest value of ˜10-7 A/cm2 at 10 V compared to the films with other doping concentrations and the piezoelectric d33 and e31 coefficients of this film were ˜90 pm/V and -8.5 C/m2, respectively. The maximum power and power density of the lead-free thin film-based vibrational energy harvesting device were 3.62 μW and 1800 μW/cm3 at the resonance frequency of 132 Hz and the acceleration of 1.0 G. The results prove that the 0.5 mol. % Mn-doped KNN film is an attractive candidate transducer layer for the piezoelectric MEMS energy harvesting device applications with a small volume and a long-lasting power source.

  11. Categoria de gênero na enfermagem

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    Alcione Leite da Silva

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    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo analisar as categorias de gênero, a partir de periódicos sobre estudo de gênero na enfermagem brasileira. Usando uma abordagem exploratória, analisamos os artigos na área, publicados em dez periódicos nacionais de enfermagem, no período de 1955 a 1997/1. Com base na análise dos discursos, as categorias centrais para as quais convergiram as atenções das/os autoras/es foram: gênero e determinantes históricos e sociais no desenvolvimento da profissão de enfermagem, gênero e trabalho, gênero e saúde, gênero e educação e gênero e feminismo. Outras perspectivas importantes, menos enfatizadas, mas emergentes na literatura de enfermagem foram: gênero e cuidado, gênero e família, gênero e violência.

  12. The New Readout System of the NA62 LKr Calorimeter

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    Ceccucci, A; Farthouat, P; Lamanna, G; Rouet, J; Ryjov, V; Venditti, S

    2015-01-01

    The NA62 experiment [1] at CERN SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) accelerator aims at studying Kaon decays with high precision. The high resolution Liquid Krypton (LKr) calorimeter, built for the NA48 [2] experiment, is a crucial part of the photon-veto system; to cope with the demanding NA62 re- quirements,itsback-endelectron icshadtobecompletelyrenewed. The new readout system is based on the Calorimeter REAdout Module (CREAM) [3], a 6U VME board whose design and pro- duction was sub-contracted to CAEN [4], with CERN NA62 group continuously supervising the de velopment and production phase. The first version of the board was delivered by the manufacturer in March 2013 and, as of June 2014, the full board production is ongoing. In addition to describing the CREAM board, all aspects of the new LKr readout system, including its integration within the NA62 TDAQ scheme, will be treated.

  13. Avaliação do uso de pomada à base de sementes de jaqueira (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam) na terapêutica tópica de feridas

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    R. N.L. Vitorino Filho; M.C.S. Batista; B. L.A. Verçosa; S. M.M.S. Silva; A. S.F. Machado; J. M. Bonfim; A. A.C. Brandão; J. B.B. Sousa,

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    As propriedades cicatrizantes da jaqueira (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam) são atribuídas a uma proteína encontrada na semente de sua fruta que, em casos de queimaduras de pele, proporciona a regeneração do tecido danificado em vez da substituição por tecido conjuntivo fibroso. Objetivando avaliar macro e microscopicamente o efeito da pomada formulada com o pó obtido a partir de sementes de jaca na cicatrização, por segunda intenção, de feridas cutâneas em camundongos, limpas e infectadas exper...

  14. Thermodynamic Optimization of DyCl3 -NaCl System

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    叶信宇; 孙益民; 张静; 谈君君

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the phase diagram of the DyCl3 -NaCl system is optimized and calculated with CALPHAD ( calculation of phase diagram ) technology. A set of thermodynamic functions of compounds Na3 DyCl6, NaDyCl4, and NaDY2 Cl7 have been optimized and calculated based on an interactive computer-assisted analysis. The optimized thermodynamic parameters, calculated phase diagram and experimental phase diagram are thermodynamically serf-consistent.

  15. Assessment of Impact of the Rheological Parameters Change on Sensitivity of the Asphalt Strain Based on the Test Results / Ocena Wpływu Zmiany Parametrów Reologicznych Na Wrażliwość Deformacji Mieszanek Mineralno - Asfaltowych Na Podstawie Wyników Badań

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    Kurpiel Artur

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Badanie pełzania pod obciążeniem statycznym jest obecnie najbardziej efektywnym badaniem pozwalającym na określenie reologicznych parametrów mieszanek mineralno - asfaltowych na podstawie krzywej pełzania. Stosowane obciążenia mają poziom nieniszczący i pozwalają na obserwację przebiegu odkształceń w czasie również po odciążeniu. Badanie może być realizowane przy ściskaniu, ścinaniu, rozciąganiu i zginaniu, a także w zakresie trójosiowym, w zależności od stosowanego aparatu realizującego zadany schemat naprężeń [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6].

  16. Latest results from the NA57 experiment

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    Bruno, Giuseppe Eugenio

    2005-01-01

    The NA57 experiment at the CERN SPS has measured the production of strange and multi-strange particles in Pb-Pb (and p-Be) collisions at mid-rapidity. The collective dynamics of the collision is studied in the transverse and longitudinal directions as a function of centrality and beam momentum and analysed based on hydrodynamical models. Central-to-peripheral nuclear modification factors at 158 A GeV/c are presented and compared with other measurements and theory.

  17. Osteoporose na infância e na adolescência

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    Campos Lúcia M. A.; Liphaus Bernadete L.; Silva Clóvis A. A.; Pereira Rosa M. R.

    2003-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Revisar a literatura acerca da osteoporose na infância e adolescência, abordando diagnóstico, prevenção e tratamento de osteopenia e osteoporose. FONTE DOS DADOS: Foram utilizadas informações através de revisão bibliográfica, realizada por busca direta de artigos científicos e por pesquisa nas bases de dados Medline e Lilacs, no período de 1992 a 2002. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O artigo é estruturado em tópicos, nos quais procura-se definir e classificar a osteoporose na infância, enfatiza...

  18. Efeito do jateamento de partículas na resistência de união e comportamento mecânico de cerâmicas à base de zircônia - revisão

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    J. C. Mosele

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available As cerâmicas ácido-resistentes como a zircônia tetragonal parcialmente estabilizada com ítria (Y-TZP, podem ter melhorada sua resistência de união ao cimento resinoso por meio de abrasão por jateamento de partículas. Entretanto, não existe uma padronização dos parâmetros utilizados nesse jateamento, o que pode afetar negativamente o comportamento mecânico da Y-TZP. O objetivo deste estudo foi buscar, através de uma revisão da literatura, quais são os protocolos de jateamento utilizados e qual protocolo resulta em melhores valores de resistência de união ao cimento resinoso e menor degradação das propriedades mecânicas da Y-TZP. A estratégia de pesquisa envolveu uma busca de artigos na base de dados online Medline/Pubmed, de 2003 a 2013, utilizando as palavras chaves: zircônia, adesão, jateamento e resistência mecânica (zirconia, bond strength, sandblasting, and mechanical strength. Foram selecionados vinte e cinco artigos, que estavam de acordo com os critérios de inclusão. O tamanho de partícula mais utilizado foi de 50 µm para partículas de óxido de alumínio e de 110 µm para as partículas de óxido de alumínio modificadas por sílica. Segundo os estudos, o tamanho de partícula e o tempo de jateamento não influenciam os valores de resistência de união. Entretanto, o maior tamanho e o tipo de partícula (óxido de alumínio afetam negativamente a resistência mecânica da Y-TZP. Ainda existem controvérsias a respeito do efeito da pressão na resistência de união e na resistência mecânica da Y-TZP. O uso de pressões muito baixas pode afetar os valores de adesão. A distância entre a ponta jateadora e a superfície cerâmica e o tempo variou entre 7 a 30 mm e 5 a 90 s, respectivamente. Pôde-se concluir que alguns parâmetros do protocolo de jateamento ainda não estão bem definidos. Mesmo assim, os resultados dos estudos parecem corroborar a recomendação do uso de partículas pequenas e press

  19. Valores na escola

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    Menin Maria Suzana De Stefano

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste texto pretende-se discorrer sobre valores morais na escola e suas implicações para a formação de professores. Para tanto discutir-se-á, em primeiro lugar, e brevemente, o que são valores morais, ou éticos, e como a escola pode situar-se em relação a eles. Em seguida, serão relatadas algumas observações a respeito de valores de professores e práticas daí decorrentes. São comentados resultados de pesquisa que ilustram a transmissão de valores de forma doutrinal e a educação moral e cívica tal como realizada na ditadura militar, e, por outro lado, a posição relativista e/ou de laissez-faire que certas escolas podem adotar, metodologicamente, sobre a educação em valores. Finalmente, defender-se-á a idéia de que é necessária uma discussão sobre valores pelos diversos membros da escola e uma opção por uma metodologia para ensiná-los, seja os professores, em sua formação inicial e continuada, seja os alunos. A teoria de desenvolvimento moral de Jean Piaget será apresentada como uma referência possível para a educação em valores. Exemplos de situações escolares de conflito de valores entre direção, pais e alunos são discutidas para ilustrar como uma escola pode adotar um procedimento democrático de educação em valores, que se apresenta como um terceiro caminho possível de educação moral nas escolas, além das posições doutrinárias ou relativistas.

  20. Transepithelial Na+ transport and the intracellular fluids: a computer study.

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    Civan, M M; Bookman, R J

    1982-01-01

    Computer simulations of tight epithelia under three experimental conditions have been carried out, using the rheogenic nonlinear model of Lew, Ferreira and Moura (Proc. Roy. Soc. London. B 206:53-83, 1979) based largely on the formulation of Koefoed-Johnsen and Ussing (Acta Physiol. Scand. 42: 298-308. 1958). First, analysis of the transition between the short-circuited and open-circuited states has indicated that (i) apical Cl- permeability is a critical parameter requiring experimental definition in order to analyze cell volume regulation, and (ii) contrary to certain experimental reports, intracellular Na+ concentration (ccNa) is expected to be a strong function of transepithelial clamping voltage. Second, analysis of the effects of lowering serosal K+ concentration (csK) indicates that the basic model cannot simulate several well-documented observations; these defects can be overcome, at least qualitatively, by modifying the model to take account of the negative feedback interaction likely to exist between the apical Na+ permeability and ccNa. Third, analysis of the strongly supports the concept that osmotically induced permeability changes in the apical intercellular junctions play a physiological role in conserving the body's stores of NaCl. The analyses also demonstrate that the importance of Na+ entry across the basolateral membrane is strongly dependent upon transepithelial potential, cmNa and csK; under certain conditions, net Na+ entry could be appreciably greater across the basolateral than across the apical membrane. PMID:7057462

  1. Transepithelial Na+ transport and the intracellular fluids: a computer study.

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    Civan, M M; Bookman, R J

    1982-01-01

    Computer simulations of tight epithelia under three experimental conditions have been carried out, using the rheogenic nonlinear model of Lew, Ferreira and Moura (Proc. Roy. Soc. London. B 206:53-83, 1979) based largely on the formulation of Koefoed-Johnsen and Ussing (Acta Physiol. Scand. 42: 298-308. 1958). First, analysis of the transition between the short-circuited and open-circuited states has indicated that (i) apical Cl- permeability is a critical parameter requiring experimental definition in order to analyze cell volume regulation, and (ii) contrary to certain experimental reports, intracellular Na+ concentration (ccNa) is expected to be a strong function of transepithelial clamping voltage. Second, analysis of the effects of lowering serosal K+ concentration (csK) indicates that the basic model cannot simulate several well-documented observations; these defects can be overcome, at least qualitatively, by modifying the model to take account of the negative feedback interaction likely to exist between the apical Na+ permeability and ccNa. Third, analysis of the strongly supports the concept that osmotically induced permeability changes in the apical intercellular junctions play a physiological role in conserving the body's stores of NaCl. The analyses also demonstrate that the importance of Na+ entry across the basolateral membrane is strongly dependent upon transepithelial potential, cmNa and csK; under certain conditions, net Na+ entry could be appreciably greater across the basolateral than across the apical membrane.

  2. The pea gene NA encodes ent-kaurenoic acid oxidase.

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    Davidson, Sandra E; Elliott, Robert C; Helliwell, Chris A; Poole, Andrew T; Reid, James B

    2003-01-01

    The gibberellin (GA)-deficient dwarf na mutant in pea (Pisum sativum) has severely reduced internode elongation, reduced root growth, and decreased leaflet size. However, the seeds develop normally. Two genes, PsKAO1 and PsKAO2, encoding cytochrome P450 monooxygenases of the subfamily CYP88A were isolated. Both PsKAO1 and PsKAO2 had ent-kaurenoic acid oxidase (KAO) activity, catalyzing the three steps of the GA biosynthetic pathway from ent-kaurenoic acid to GA(12) when expressed in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). In addition to the intermediates ent-7alpha-hydroxykaurenoic acid and GA(12)-aldehyde, some additional products of the pea KAO activity were detected, including ent-6alpha,7alpha-dihydroxykaurenoic acid and 7beta-hydroxykaurenolide. The NA gene encodes PsKAO1, because in two independent mutant alleles, na-1 and na-2, PsKAO1 had altered sequences and the five-base deletion in PsKAO1 associated with the na-1 allele cosegregated with the dwarf na phenotype. PsKAO1 was expressed in the stem, apical bud, leaf, pod, and root, organs in which GA levels have previously been shown to be reduced in na plants. PsKAO2 was expressed only in seeds and this may explain the normal seed development and normal GA biosynthesis in seeds of na plants.

  3. Reclassification of Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037 as Candida tropicalis based on molecular phylogenetic analysis Reclassificação de Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037 como Candida tropicalis baseada na análise filogenética molecular

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    Luanne Helena Augusto Lima

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    Full Text Available Yeasts of the genus Candida are of clinical importance and also have many industrial applications, mainly in the food industry. The yeast Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037 has been extensively studied in order to establish a biotechnological process for the production of xylitol. The goal of this study was to verify the taxonomic classification of this strain based on the analysis of rDNA sequences and the xyl1 gene. DNA fragments from these sequences were amplified by PCR and BLAST analysis revealed strong identity with the corresponding sequences from Candida tropicalis. Based on these results, we propose that C. guilliermondii FTI 20037 must be reclassified as C. tropicalis.As leveduras do gênero Candida possuem tanto importância clínica como diversas aplicações industriais, principalmente na indústria de alimentos. A levedura Candida guilliermondii FTI 20037 tem sido exaustivamente estudada pois pretende-se utilizá-la no estabelecimento de um processo biotecnológico para a produção de xilitol. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar a classificação taxonômica desta levedura por análise de sequências do rDNA e do gene xyl1. Fragmentos correspondentes a estas regiões foram amplificados por PCR e a análise destas sequências por BLAST revelou alta identidade com sequências correspondentes de Candida tropicalis. Estes resultados nos levam a propor que C. guilliermondii FTI 20037 deva ser reclassificada como C. tropicalis.

  4. Dendrite-Free Polygonal Sodium Deposition with Excellent Interfacial Stability in a NaAlCl₄-2SO₂ Inorganic Electrolyte.

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    Song, Juhye; Jeong, Goojin; Lee, Ah-Jung; Park, Jong Hwan; Kim, Hansu; Kim, Young-Jun

    2015-12-16

    Room-temperature Na-metal-based rechargeable batteries, including Na-O2 and Na-S systems, have attracted attention due to their high energy density and the abundance of sodium resources. Although these systems show considerable promise, concerns regarding the use of Na metal should be addressed for their success. Here, we report dendrite-free Na-metal electrode for a Na rechargeable battery, engineered by employing nonflammable and highly Na(+)-conductive NaAlCl4·2SO2 inorganic electrolyte, as a result, showing superior electrochemical performances to those in conventional organic electrolytes. We have achieved a hard-to-acquire combination of nondendritic Na electrodeposition and highly stable solid electrolyte interphase at the Na-metal electrode, enabled by inducing polygonal growth of Na deposit using a highly concentrated Na(+)-conducting inorganic electrolyte and also creating highly dense passivation film mainly composed of NaCl on the surface of Na-metal electrode. These results are highly encouraging in the development of room-temperature Na rechargeable battery and provide another strategy for highly reliable Na-metal-based rechargeable batteries. PMID:26598924

  5. A aposta na filosofia

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    Márcio Suzuki

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Para Hume, filosofar é uma atividade semelhante às demais ocupações humanas. A decisão que leva à atividade filosófica é menos resultado de uma argumentação teórica do que fruto de um cálculo prático, que é entendido como uma caça ou um jogo. O objetivo deste trabalho será o de mostrar que no jogo filosófico perde quem joga sério demais. A aposta na filosofia tem que passar pelo bom humor e pela diversão: uma resposta a Pascal?For Hume, philosophy is in itself neither more nor less important than other human activities. On the contrary, it can be explained from its resemblance with game and hunting. If one chooses to dedicate himself to philosophy, his decision is not the consequence of logical reasoning, but depends on practical evaluation, which has something to do with gambling. The following text tries to show that in philosophy, like in other games, the loser will be the one who plays too earnestly. The philosophical game requires good humour and some relaxation: Is this a good answer to Pascal's pari?

  6. Modelo multidimensional para o controle da dengue: uma proposta com base na reprodução social e situações de riscos Multidimensional model for dengue control: a proposal based on social reproduction and risk situations

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    Solange Laurentino dos Santos

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do artigo consiste em apresentar e discutir um modelo compreensivo/explicativo, de caráter ecossistêmico, sobre o processo de transmissão da dengue nos níveis de micro e macrocontexto, a partir da identificação das situações de riscos envolvidas. Considerou-se a dengue como doença infecciosa viral de transmissão vetorial que traz, na sua dinâmica de transmissão, elementos das dimensões biológicas, de conduta, ecológicas, políticas e econômicas, o que a caracteriza como um problema complexo e exige um enfoque sistêmico para seu controle. Assim, para a construção da modelagem, utilizaram-se o enfoque teórico da reprodução social de Juan Samaja e seus condicionantes de macro e microcontexto, e o enfoque operativo ecossistêmico, que buscou responder à pergunta condutora desta construção: quais são as situações de risco para transmissão da dengue, considerando as diversas dimensões da "reprodução social da saúde" no nível local? A visão ampliada das inter-relações entre as diversas situações de risco envolvidas na determinação multidimensional da dengue poderá servir como eixo direcionador para uma gestão integrada das ações do programa de controle da doença, articuladas entre os diversos setores envolvidos.This paper aims to present and discuss a comprehensive / explanatory model, of ecosystem approach, on the process of transmission of dengue in the levels of micro and macro context, from the identification of the risks involved. Dengue was considered a viral infectious disease of vectorial transmission that carries on its transmission dynamics, elements of the biological, behavioral, ecological, political and economic dimensions, that make it a complex problem and require a systemic approach to its control. Thus, for the construction of modeling, we used the theoretical framework of social reproduction of Juan Samaja and its conditions of macro and micro-context, and the operating

  7. Fluorine-18 NaF PET imaging of child abuse

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    We describe the use of 18F-NaF positron emission tomography (PET) whole-body imaging for the evaluation of skeletal trauma in a case of suspected child abuse. To our knowledge, 18F NaF PET has not been used in the past for the evaluation of child abuse. In our patient, this technique detected all sites of trauma shown by initial and follow-up skeletal surveys, including bilateral metaphyseal fractures of the proximal humeri. Fluorine-18 NaF PET has potential advantage over Tc-99m-labeled methylene diphosphonate (MDP) based upon superior image contrast and spatial resolution. (orig.)

  8. Fluorine-18 NaF PET imaging of child abuse

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    Drubach, Laura A. [Children' s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine/PET, Boston, MA (United States); Sapp, Mark.V. [School of Osteopathic Medicine, Child Abuse Research Education and Services (CARES) Institute University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey (United States); Laffin, Stephen [Children' s Hospital Boston, Department of Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine/PET, Boston, MA (United States); Kleinman, Paul K. [Children' s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Boston, MA (United States)

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    We describe the use of {sup 18}F-NaF positron emission tomography (PET) whole-body imaging for the evaluation of skeletal trauma in a case of suspected child abuse. To our knowledge, 18F NaF PET has not been used in the past for the evaluation of child abuse. In our patient, this technique detected all sites of trauma shown by initial and follow-up skeletal surveys, including bilateral metaphyseal fractures of the proximal humeri. Fluorine-18 NaF PET has potential advantage over Tc-99m-labeled methylene diphosphonate (MDP) based upon superior image contrast and spatial resolution. (orig.)

  9. VPLIV MEDIJEV NA PORAST KRIMINALITETE

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    Plešivčnik, Petra

    2011-01-01

    V diplomski nalogi sem podrobneje predstavila vpliv medijev na kriminaliteto in skušala ugotoviti ali imajo mediji kakšen vpliv na porast le-te. V prvem poglavju sem se osredotočila na zastavitev nekaterih hipotez skozi diplomsko nalogo, nato pa nadaljevala z razvojem medijev, razčlenitvijo množičnih medijev in predstavila nekaj njihovih učinkov. V tretjem poglavju sem povzela korelacijo med nasiljem in posameznikom, ter bolj konkretno nadaljevala s predstavitvijo same kriminalitete v medijih...

  10. VPLIV KULTURE NA MOTIVACIJO ZAPOSLENIH

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    Gjergjek, Andreja

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    Pri diplomskem delu smo se osredotočili na proučevanje kulture in motivacije. Opredelili smo pojem kulture in njene sestavine. V okviru nacionalne kulture smo opredelili dela Hofsteda, Trompenaarsa, Halla, Ronena in Shenkara. V nadaljevanju smo opredelili pojem motivacije in predstavili motivacijske dejavnike. Pojasnili smo tudi vpliv kulture na motivacijo zaposlenih. Kultura je način ţivljenja pripadnikov neke druţbe. Obsega celotno področje idej, navad, prepričanj, jezika, vzorcev vedenj...

  11. TRGOVANJE NA IZBRANEM TRGU - FOREX

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    Ambrož, Sabina

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    V delu diplomskega seminarja je obravnavana tematika trgovanja na valutnem trgu. Trgovanje z valutami je v zadnjem desetletju doseglo velik razvoj, močno pa je narasla tudi priljubljenost valutnega trga Forex, saj se zaradi enostavnega pristopa in možnosti velikih zaslužkov zanj odloča vse več posameznikov. V teoretičnem delu povzamemo ključne elemente, ki jih mora poznati začetnik na tem trgu. V empiričnem delu pa poskušamo na praktičnem primeru pokazati primer trgovanja s trendom in vstopom...

  12. Uwarunkowania procesu transformacji na Ukrainie

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    Michalski, Tomasz; Kuczabski, Aleksander

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    W pierwszej części artykułu omówiono główne czynniki (wewnętrzne i zewnętrzne), które wpłynęły na procesy transformacji ustrojowej w europejskich i zakaukaskich krajach postkomunistycznych. W drugiej części artykułu skupiono się na czynnikach, które zadecydowały, że jak dotychczas proces transformacji ustrojowej na Ukrainie jest bardzo słabo zaawansowany.

  13. Proposta de Implementação do Custeio Baseado em Atividades na Gestão de Serviços Odontológicos = Implementation proposal of activity-based costing in the management of dental services

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    Karyn de Castro Serratine

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem por objetivo estruturar uma proposta de implementação do custeio baseado em atividades na gestão de serviços odontológicos. Foi realizada uma pesquisa descritiva, por meio de um estudo de caso, com abordagem predominantemente qualitativa. O estudo inicia com uma incursão teórica nos fundamentos que sustentam o estudo empírico, abordando a importância da gestão estratégica de custos, o custeio baseado em atividades – ABC e a utilização do ABC em empresas de saúde. Após, são apresentados os procedimentos metodológicos adotados. Na sequência, discute-se a proposta realizada. A proposta de implementação do ABC contempla quatro macroetapas: identificação das atividades; atribuição dos custos às atividades; identificação dos objetos de custos; e atribuição dos custos das atividades aos objetos de custos. Foram selecionados seis procedimentos odontológicos prestados: avaliação, profilaxia, restauração, endodontia, exodontia e coroa protética porcelana. A escolha justifica-se por se tratar dos procedimentos mais representativos em termos de ocorrência e de faturamento. Além da proposta de implementação do ABC, fez-se a análise dos custos diretos de cada objeto de custo. Os custos diretos identificados referem-se aos materiais utilizados e ao processo de esterilização realizado. The goal of this article is to structure an implementation proposal of activity-based costing in the management of dental services. A descriptive research was carried out through a case study with a predominantly qualitative approach. The study begins with a foray into the theoretical foundations that support the empirical study addressing the importance of strategic cost management, activity-based costing - ABC and the use of ABC in healthcare companies. Then, methodological procedures are presented and the proposal made is discussed. The implementation proposal of ABC comprises four macro-steps: identification of

  14. Estudo de catalisadores a base de cobre e nióbia na reação de reforma a vapor de etanol = Study of catalysts based on copper and niobium oxide in steam reforming of ethanol

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    Roberta Carolina Pelissari Rizzo-Domingues

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Catalisadores Cu/Nb2O5 foram modificados pela incorporação de MgO ouK2O (redutores da acidez do suporte ou Ni (um facilitador da quebra da ligação C-C para serem utilizados na reforma do etanol em unidade de bancada com leito catalítico de 7 g a 573 K, variando-se a velocidade espacial e a razão molar dos reagentes de modo a otimizar oprocesso de produção de hidrogênio com conseqüente diminuição de subprodutos. Os catalisadores foram caracterizados por área superficial específica, difração de raios-X e redução à temperatura programada. Pôde-se verificar que a introdução de óxido dopante daacidez ou de um segundo metal provocou um aumento da porosidade e da temperatura de início de redução do cobre nos catalisadores, alterando dessa forma a superfície catalítica. A redução da acidez do suporte diminuiu a formação de subprodutos e aumentou a dehidrogênio. Níquel como segundo metal aumentou a produção de CO e CH4.Cu/Nb2O5 catalysts were modified by the incorporation of MgOor K2O (support acidity reducer and Ni (a facilitator of the bond break C-C to be used in the ethanol reforming in bench-scale unit with catalytic bed of 7 g at 573 K, varying the space velocity and the molar rate of the reagents in order to optimize the process ofproduction of hydrogen with consequent decrease of by-products. The catalysts were characterized by specific superficial area, X-ray diffraction and temperature programmed reduction. Results showed that the introduction of the basic oxide or a second metal, nickel, lead to an increase in the porosity and in the temperature at the beginning of copper reduction in the catalyst. The acidity reduction of the support decreased the formation of by-products and increased the hydrogen formation. Nickel as a second metal increased theproduction of CO and CH4.

  15. The NA60 experiment readout architecture

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    2004-01-01

    The NA60 experiment was designed to identify signatures of a new state of matter, the Quark Gluon Plasma, in heavy-ion collisions at the CERN Super Proton Synchroton. The apparatus is composed of four main detectors: a muon spectrometer (MS), a zero degree calorimeter (ZDC), a silicon vertex telescope (VT), and a silicon microstrip beam tracker (BT). The readout of the whole experiment is based on a PCI architecture. The basic unit is a general purpose PCI card, interfaced to the different subdetectors via custom mezzanine cards. This allowed us to successfully implement several completely different readout protocols (from the VME like protocol of the MS to the custom protocol of the pixel telescope). The system was fully tested with proton and ion beams, and several million events were collected in 2002 and 2003. This paper presents the readout architecture of NA60, with particular emphasis on the PCI layer common to all the subdetectors. (16 refs).

  16. O Personal Trainer na Perspectiva do Marketing

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    Cibele Biehl Bossle

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Esse estudo apresenta mapeamento das referências dedicadas à formação do personal trainer em bases de dados eletrônicas. Essa garimpagem revelou baixa produção científica sobre o assunto e mostrou que na literatura sobre personal trainer predominam livros com linguagem corrente no mundo dos negócios. Esses achados nos levaram a indagar sobre a força do discurso físico-empresarial, especialmente o marketing, na constituição desta ocupação profissional. Jeremy Rifkin, Zygmunt Bauman, Paula Sibilia e Denise Sant'Anna permitiram visualizar que o marketing dirigido ao personal trainer tem como tarefa reinventar, ressignificar e "repaginar" esta modalidade de serviço em nome da sobrevivência no disputado mercado da vida ativa.

  17. Studies on NaXe Clusters

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    The chemical shift of 23Na in excimer NaXe was measured by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra, which is in good agreement with the theoretical value obtained by ab initio calculations. The bond length, dissociation energy, dipole of NaXe and Mulliken charges at Na and Xe in NaXe were calculated, respectively. The spectra of ultraviolet (UV) fluorescence and surface-enhanced Raman scattering of NaXe were also measured.

  18. Imagens urbanas: diretrizes de planejamento e desenho urbano baseadas na leitura popular de espaços públicos Urban images: guidelines to urban planning and design based in the popular reading of public spaces

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    Full Text Available O presente artigo surgiu a partir do questionamento de como seria possível compreender e aplicar o imaginário coletivo no processo de planejamento e desenho urbanos. O objetivo principal, então, é o de demonstrar como se deu a aplicação prática do cruzamento de métodos de leitura de imagens mentais, numa tentativa de instrumentalizar a leitura popular. Por meio de pesquisa com o público usuário do Largo da Ordem, em Curitiba, PR, nos anos de 2004 e 2005, e com base em pesquisa documental, entrevistas e desenhos feitos pela comunidade, os autores obtiveram material necessário para aplicar o método de mapas cognitivos e criar arborescências, das quais puderam ser extraídas diretrizes para um planejamento e desenho urbanos mais próximos à realidade dos usuários da cidade, tentando ratificar a leitura comunitária preconizada por um planejamento urbano participativo. A partir de pesquisa qualitativa, puderam ser delineadas diretrizes de re-dinamização sócio-espacial para tal recorte, com respaldo tanto na bibliografia estudada quanto no material obtido com a comunidade, ratificando que, ao instrumentalizar a comunidade, é possível abrir um caminho para o diálogo entre o técnico e o cidadão (que também inclui os técnicos, pois esses habitam a cidade.

  19. Muscle-based perception: theory, research and implications for rehabilitation Percepção baseada nos músculos: teoria, pesquisa e implicações na reabilitação

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    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Muscle-based perception of the spatial properties of limbs constrains the patterning, timing and magnitude of muscle forces while performing motor activities. The centrality of muscle-based perception to both ordinary and skilled actions warrants attention from the rehabilitation community, since deficits in its functioning would be related to important functional limitations. In this overview, we summarize a body of research that may be used to guide the development of effective assessment tools and rehabilitation programs that are specifically directed towards such deficits. OBJECTIVES: There were four specific aims: first, to present an information-based approach to muscle-based perception that is grounded in physical laws; second to identify central principles underlying muscle-based perception that have been revealed and supported by empirical work; third, to summarize reports that have investigated whether the principles identified can be generalized to muscle-based perception in individuals with sensory-motor impairments; and fourth to provide a preliminary discussion of the potential implications of the research presented here for issues relating to rehabilitation.INTRODUÇÃO: A percepção muscular das propriedades espaciais dos membros restringe o padrão, período e magnitude das forças exercidas durante a execução de atividades motoras. A importância central da percepção muscular, tanto para ações rotineiras quanto para ações especializadas, merece atenção da comunidade envolvida na área de reabilitação, uma vez que alterações em suas funções podem estar relacionadas a importantes limitações funcionais. Nesta revisão, os autores apresentam um resumo da pesquisa que pode ser utilizada para guiar o desenvolvimento de ferramentas de avaliação eficazes bem como programas de reabilitação que sejam especificamente direcionados para estas disfunções. OBJETIVOS: Quatro pontos específicos foram inclu

  20. Results from NA61/SHINE

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    Unger M.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we summarize recent results from NA61/SHINE relevant for heavy ion physics, neutrino oscillations and the interpretation of air showers induced by ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

  1. Self-biased large magnetoelectric coupling in co-sintered Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3} based piezoelectric and CoFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} based magnetostrictive bilayered composite

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    Kumari, Mukesh; Singh, Amrita; Chatterjee, Ratnamala, E-mail: rmala@physics.iitd.ac.in, E-mail: ratnamalac@gmail.com [Magnetics and Advanced Ceramics Laboratory, Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 110016 (India); Gupta, Arti [Physics and Astrophysics Department, Delhi University, Delhi 110007 (India); Prakash, Chandra [Solid State Physics Laboratory Timarpur, Delhi 110054 (India)

    2014-12-28

    In this work, magnetoelectric properties of a co-sintered bilayered composite of non-lead based piezoelectric 0.97(Bi{sub 0.5}Na{sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3})–0.03(K{sub 0.47}Na{sub 0.47}Li{sub 0.06}Nb{sub 0.74}Sb{sub 0.06}Ta{sub 0.2}O{sub 3}) and magnetostrictive Co{sub 0.6}Zn{sub 0.4}Fe{sub 1.7}Mn{sub 0.3}O{sub 4} are presented. Similar optimal sintering conditions of the individual components lead to a very clean interface as evidenced in the scanning electron microscopy, angle dispersive X-ray diffraction, and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) results. Clean interface results in strong intimate mechanical coupling between both components and causes a maximum transfer of induced strain, leading to a large magnetoelectric coupling ∼142 mV/cm·Oe measured in longitudinally magnetized-transversely polarized configuration (L-T mode). Remnant polarization ∼32 μC/cm{sup 2}, remnant magnetization ∼0.50 emu/g, and sufficiently high self biased magnetoelectricity ∼135 mV/cm Oe (L-T mode) were observed for this composite.

  2. Influence of Y, Gd and Sm on the glass forming ability and thermal crystallization of aluminum based alloy; Efeito das terras raras Y, Gd e Sm na tendencia a formacao de amorfo e na cristalizacao termica em ligas a base de aluminio

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    Aliaga, L.C.R.; Bolfarini, C.; Kiminami, C.S.; Botta Filho, W.J., E-mail: aliaga@ufscar.b [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (DEMa/UFSCar), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Materiais; Danez, G.P. [Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (PPG-CEMUFSCar), SP (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Ciencia e Engenharia de Materiais

    2010-07-01

    Al-based amorphous alloys represent an important family of metals and a great scientific activity has been devoted to determine the main features of both glass forming ability (GFA) and crystallization behavior in order to have a comprehensive framework aimed at potential technological applications. Nowadays, it is well known that the best Al-based amorphous alloys are formed in ternary systems such as Al- RE-TM, where RE is a rare earth and TM a transition metal. This paper presents results of research in Al{sub 85}Ni{sub 10}RE{sub 5} alloys (RE = Y, Gd and Sm). Amorphous ribbons were processed by melt-spinning under the same conditions and subsequently characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Results show appreciable micro structural differences as function of the rare earth, thus crystal is obtained for Y, nano-glassy for Gd and, fully amorphous structure for Sm. (author)

  3. Estimativas das componentes da radiação solar incidente em superfícies inclinadas baseadas na radiação global horizontal Estimates of solar radiation components on a tilted surface based on global horizontal radiation

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    Adilson P. Souza

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas equações estatísticas de estimativas com agrupamentos de dados anuais e mensais e suas respectivas validações, para as componentes global, direta e difusa da radiação solar incidente em superfícies inclinadas a 12,85, 22,85 e 32,85º, com face para o Norte, nas condições climáticas e geográficas de Botucatu, SP. Empregou-se as frações das três componentes da radiação a do topo da atmosfera em correlação com o coeficiente de transmissividade atmosférica do plano horizontal, em uma base de dados de abril/1998 a dezembro/2007, cujas medidas nas três inclinações ocorreram em diferentes períodos, todavia concomitantes ao plano horizontal. O aumento do ângulo de inclinação da superfície propiciou aumento do espalhamento dos valores diários do índice de claridade para superfícies inclinada e horizontal. Nos agrupamentos anuais os piores desempenhos foram verificados na estimativa da radiação difusa diária para superfície inclinada, com valores máximos de espalhamentos iguais a 3,89 MJ m-2 d-1 (43,65% e ajustamento em torno de 62%. Na estimativa das componentes global e direta da radiação solar nos planos inclinados, podem ser aplicadas, tanto as equações anuais como as mensais, com desempenhos dependentes das condições climáticas.Statistics equations and validations with groups of annual and monthly data were evaluated for global, direct and diffuse solar radiation components incident on the tilted surface to 12.85, 22.85 and 32.85° with the face North, in climate and geographical conditions of Botucatu, SP. It was employed the fractions of three components of extraterrestrial radiation in correlation with the coefficient clearness index horizontal plane, in a database of April/1998 to December/2007, whose measures at different periods in three inclinations, however concomitant to the horizontal plane. Increasing the angle of the surface led to increased scattering of the daily values of

  4. Biosolids effectiveness to yield ryegrass based on their nitrogen content Eficiência de biossólidos na produção de azevém baseado no conteúdo de nitrogênio

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    Rodrigo Studart Corrêa

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Biosolids have been reported to increase yields and supply plant nutrients. However, complying with health and environmental standards is necessary before applying biosolids to land. Thus, sludge stabilization is required to make biosolids safe enough for their agricultural use. Side effects of stabilization processes on agronomic features of sewage sludge are not quite known, although their understanding is essential for biosolids management. Based on a model equivalent to the Mitscherlich equation, effects of the most common processes for sludge stabilization were evaluated (composting, liming, heat-drying and solar irradiation in relation to the agronomic effectiveness of biosolids to yield Lolium perenne L. on two tropical soils, with NH4H2PO4 as a reference. Sewage stabilization processes have affected the ability of biosolids to promote plant growth. Their effectiveness was usually higher than fertilizer in a Spodosol and lower in an Oxisol. Solar-irradiated sludge presented the highest effectiveness among the biosolids and reached peak yields at the lowest application rate independent on soil type. Biosolids could efficiently substitute fertilizers and even yield more plant dry matter than the NH4H2PO4 reference, depending on the biosolid and soil type.Biossólidos têm sido citados como capazes de aumentar a produção de culturas e suprir nutrientes para plantas. Questões sanitárias e ambientais demandam que eles sejam estabilizados para que sejam usados na agricultura. Os efeitos dos processos de estabilização sobre as propriedades agronômicas de biossólidos não são completamente conhecidos, apesar de essenciais para o seu manejo. Baseado em um modelo equivalente à equação de Mitscherlich, este trabalho avaliou os efeitos dos processos mais comuns para a estabilização de lodos de esgotos (compostagem, caleação, secagem térmica e irradiação solar sobre a eficiência agronômica de biossólidos na produção de Lolium

  5. The influence of salt (NaCl) on ochratoxin A biosynthetic genes, growth and ochratoxin A production by three strains of Penicillium nordicum on a dry-cured ham-based medium.

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    Rodríguez, Alicia; Medina, Ángel; Córdoba, Juan J; Magan, Naresh

    2014-05-16

    Iberian dry-cured ham is colonised by moulds during the ripening process. The environmental conditions occurring during the process including the salt content predisposes the surface to colonisation by Penicillium species, including Penicillium nordicum which can contaminate the curing ham with ochratoxin A (OTA). The objective of this study was to examine the effect of NaCl (10% and 22%=0.94 and 0.87 water activity (aw)) on the activation of two genes involved in the biosynthetic pathway for OTA production, otapksPN and otanpsPN, relative growth and phenotypic OTA production by three strains of P. nordicum (CBS 110.769, FHSCC1 and FHSCC2) on a ham-based medium over a period of 12days at 25°C. Growth of the three strains was faster at 0.87 than 0.94 aw on the ham-based media. However, some intra- and inter-strain differences were observed. Of the three strains, only two (CBS 110.789; FHSCC2) were able to express the two genes involved in the biosynthesis of OTA in the two salt treatments. RT-qPCR showed that the temporal expression of the two genes (otapksPN and otanpsPN) was relatively similar for the wild type strain (FHSCC2) at both 0.94 and 0.87 aw over the 12day period. However, in the type strain (CBS 110.769) expression increased rapidly at 0.94 aw but was significantly lower at 0.87 aw. Expression of these two genes occurred after 3day incubation, while phenotypic OTA production was observed only after 6days in the two toxigenic strains. The other strain did not produce any OTA. The OTA concentrations confirmed the results observed with the molecular tools. This suggests that the RT-qPCR gene expression of these two genes may be a good early indicator of potential contamination of dry-cured ham with OTA during dry-cured ham ripening.

  6. Currículo por competências na área de biodiagnóstico: desafios de implantação Skill-based curriculum in biological diagnosis: implementation challenges

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    Maria Beatriz S. C. de Oliveira

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou investigar a adoção da noção de competências na organização curricular do Curso Técnico de Laboratório em Biodiagnóstico em Saúde, da Escola Politécnica de Saúde Joaquim Venâncio (EPSJV, unidade técnico-científica da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz. A pesquisa enfocou a viabilidade da ressignificação desse modelo a partir da adoção da matriz crítico-emancipatória proposta por Deluiz, Ramos e Kuenzer. A pesquisa, de natureza qualitativa, foi realizada por meio de entrevistas com professores da instituição. Os resultados apontaram que a adoção do modelo de competências não se deu por opção pedagógica, mas por imposição legal das instâncias normativas. A identificação, definição e construção de competências que orientaram a organização curricular foram efetuadas através da perspectiva totalizante, ao buscar contemplar as diversas dimensões do conhecimento. A operacionalização desse modelo e o desenvolvimento da dimensão subjetiva das competências mostraram-se o maior desafio enfrentado pelos docentes³.This article investigates the incorporation of the notion of 'skills' in the development of the Vocational Course on Laboratory in Biological Diagnosis in Health of the Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic Health School (EPSJV, a technical and scientific unit of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz. The conducted research focused on determining validity and viability of understanding the skill-based curriculum in the light of the critical/emancipatory approach proposed by Deluiz, Ramos and Kuenzer. The qualitative research was comprised of interviews with teachers of the institution. Results show that the implementation of skill-based ideas was the result of legal determination, not an agreed pedagogical approach. Besides that, the identification, selection and development of skills guiding the development of the curriculum were performed with a totalizing perspective in mind

  7. Ortodontia baseada em evidência científica: incorporando ciência na prática clínica Scientific evidence-based orthodontics: incorporating science within clinic practice

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    Maria Tereza Scardua Mariano

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é despertar o ortodontista e conscientizá-lo sobre a importância da tomada de decisão baseada em evidência científica no cuidado aos pacientes. Serão descritos os passos essenciais para a prática da Odontologia baseada em evidência (OBE, assim como os princípios da ciência e da pesquisa. Existem caminhos adequados para a busca da informação de qualidade, sendo esses a única garantia de encontrar artigos válidos. Na seleção de artigos científicos, o primeiro passo é definir o seu desenho, pois para cada dúvida clínica há um delineamento adequado capaz de respondê-la. Dessa maneira, questões sobre tratamento, etiologia, diagnóstico, prognóstico ou prevenção só podem ser respondidas por um artigo que tenha sido delineado para tal. O conhecimento da alocação randomizada, do mascaramento e do grupo-controle é fundamental para que possamos realizar uma leitura crítica dos artigos científicos, reconhecendo os que merecem credibilidade. Em meio a tantas publicações, precisamos definir, com segurança, o que deve ser incorporado ao nosso conhecimento e o que deve ser incorporado à prática clínica, mudando a nossa conduta. Desse modo, poderemos oferecer aos nossos pacientes opções terapêuticas mais consistentes e previsíveis.The aim of this article is to warn the orthodontist about the importance of making decision based on scientific evidence when taking care of the patients. It describes the main steps for the Dentistry practices based in evidence (EBD as well as the science and research principles. There are adequate ways for the search of quality information. While selecting the scientific articles, the first step would be defining its design, since for each question there is an adequate delineation able to answer it. Questions about treatment, etiology, diagnostic, prognostic or prevention could be answered in the article if it has been delineated for that. Understanding the meaning

  8. Dr. Sackett & "Mr. Sacketeer"... Encanto e desencanto no reino da expertise na medicina baseada em evidências Dr. Sackett & "Mr. Sacketeer"... enchantment and disenchantment in the land expertise in evidence-based medicine

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    Luis David Castiel

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    Full Text Available Em maio de 2000, o Prof. David L. Sackett, um dos criadores do movimento da medicina baseada em evidências (MBE, publicou no British Medical Journal um texto no qual renunciava a escrever, ministrar cursos e atuar como referee em temas relacionados a MBE. Esta atitude é justificada por sua frustração com o que considerou efeitos danosos de um alegado excesso de experts no referido campo. Esta foi a matéria prima para abordar aspectos ligados à definição e escopo das propostas da MBE assim como correspondentes críticas, enfatizando as estratégias retóricas empregadas por tal movimento. A seguir, foi discutida a noção de expertise e apresentados breves enfoques sobre o papel dos sistemas expert e da competência especializada na nossa ambiência societal, elaborados respectivamente por Anthony Giddens e Zygmunt Bauman. A intenção central deste comentário é enfatizar que ao acompanhar o progressivo movimento nas tentativas de obter controle e inteligibilidade a nossos objetos de estudo, é preciso levar em conta a possibilidade de haver dimensões inalcançáveis através do modo de pensar racionalista próprio do ocidente.In May 2000, Prof. David L. Sackett, one of the founders of the evidence-based medicine movement (EBM, published an article in the British Medical Journal in which he renounced writing, teaching, or serving as a referee for topics related to EBM. He justified his stance based on his frustration over what he considered the harmful effects of an alleged excess of experts in this field. Sackett's position was the raw material whereby we approached aspects linked to the definition and scope of EBM as well as related critiques. We also stress the movement's various rhetorical strategies. In addition, we discuss both the notion of expertise and the role of "expert systems" and "specialized competence" in our societal milieu, developed respectively by Anthony Giddens and Zygmunt Bauman. The main focus of this commentary

  9. Performance of adhesives base on PU, Epoxy and silane in the Kevlar/alumina interface; Desempenho de adesivos a base de PU, epoxi e silano na interface Kevlar/alumina

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    Noronha, K.F.; Melo, F.C.L.; Lopes, C.M.A. [Divisao de Materiais, Instituto de Aeronautica e Espaco (IAE), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Divisao de Engenharia Mecanica-Aeronautica, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA), Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil)], e-mail: cmoniz@iae.cta.br

    2010-07-01

    Hybrid ceramic/polymer composites are used for ballistic protection due to the good high-velocity impact absorption properties. The choice of the proper adhesive used to bond ceramic and polymer layers is one of the major issues for hybrid armor development due to its influence in the ballistic resistance behaviour. This work presents an adhesion study in composites of aramid textile (Kevlar) and alumina. Adhesives of different chemical nature, based on polyurethane, epoxy and silane were evaluated. T-Peel test was performed for the interface characterization and the post- failure surfaces were examined by optical microscopy. In all samples the failure occurred at the interface. The silane-based adhesive showed no interaction with the polymer, while the PU hot melt adhesive presented the highest adhesion strengths. (author)

  10. Hadron production measurement from NA61/SHINE

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    Korzenev, A

    2013-01-01

    New results from the NA61/SHINE experiment on the determination of charged hadron yields in proton-carbon interactions are presented. They aim to improve predictions of the neutrino flux in the T2K experiment. The analysis is based on the main dataset collected by NA61/SHINE in the year 2009. The data were recorded using a secondary-proton beam of 31 GeV/$c$ momentum from CERN SPS which impinges on a graphite target. To determine the inclusive production cross section for charged pions, kaons and protons a thin target was exploited. Results of this measurement are used in the T2K beam simulation program to reweight hadron yields at the interaction vertex. At the same time, NA61/SHINE results obtained with the T2K replica target allow to constrain hadron yields at the surface of the target. This allows to constrain up to 90% of the neutrino flux, thus reducing significantly the model dependence of the neutrino beam prediction. All measured spectra are compared to predictions of hadron production models.

  11. Estudo comparativo da resistência adesiva da interface resina/braquete, sob esforços de cisalhamento, empregando três resinas compostas e três tipos de tratamento na base do braquete Comparative study of the shear bond strength of the resin/bracket interface, using three different resin composites and three different treatments in the base of the bracket

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    Adriano Lia Mondelli

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: considerando que, até o momento, a união braquete/resina é conseguida mecânica e quimicamente, esse estudo propôs avaliar: 1 a eficiência da metodologia empregada para avaliação da força de união da interface resina/braquete; 2 a resistência adesiva da interface resina/braquete sob esforços de cisalhamento, empregando três marcas comerciais de resina composta (Concise ortodôntico, Transbond-XT e Filtek-Z-250; 3 o efeito, nesta resistência adesiva, do jateamento com óxido de alumínio, aplicado na base do braquete metálico, associado ou não ao sistema adesivo resinoso dentário. METODOLOGIA: para avaliar a união adesiva, especificamente na interface resina/braquete, empregou-se uma máquina universal de ensaios e o teste preconizado foi o de cisalhamento. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: após análise estatística (análise de Variância e, posteriormente, teste de Tukey e discussão dos resultados, conclui-se que: a ocorrência de 12,5% de fraturas coesivas pode ser considerada mínima, indicando que a metodologia empregada pode ser considerada confiável para avaliar especificamente a força de união da interface resina/braquete; em relação aos tipos de materiais empregados, sem nenhum tratamento prévio, as resinas compostas Concise ortodôntico, Transbond-XT e Filtek-Z-250 apresentaram valores similares de resistência adesiva sob esforços de cisalhamento; os tratamentos que incluíam a aplicação do adesivo específico, com ou sem jateamento com óxido de alumínio na base do braquete, foram mais efetivos para a resina composta Concise ortodôntico, quando comparados ao seu grupo controle; os tratamentos de jateamento com óxido de alumínio, associado ou não ao adesivo específico na base do braquete, foram mais efetivos estatisticamente para a resina composta Transbond-XT, quando comparados ao seu grupo controle; para a resina composta Filtek-Z-250, quando utilizado o adesivo Single Bond na base do braquete

  12. Dialogia do riso: um novo conceito que introduz alegria para a promoção da saúde apoiando-se no diálogo, no riso, na alegria e na arte da palhaçaria Dialogy of Laughter: a new concept introducing joy for health promotion based on dialogue, laughter, joy and the art of the clown

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    Marcus Vinicius Campos Matraca

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Apresentamos e debatemos a Dialogia do Riso, um conceito baseado na prática da educação popular em saúde desenvolvida com alegria. Saúde entendida como um recurso para a vida e não como um objetivo de viver; promoção da saúde como uma reação positiva que leva a uma percepção ampliada, integrada, complexa e intersetorial: articula ambiente, educação, pessoas, estilo e qualidade de vida. O riso pode então ser incorporado como ferramenta de promoção da saúde, tese que defendemos. Para isso apresentamos considerações sobre o diálogo, o riso, a alegria e o palhaço, conceituando a Dialogia do Riso. O diálogo, fala entre duas ou mais pessoas para entendimento de alguma ideia mediada pela comunicação, é uma metodologia de reflexão conjunta, que visa melhorar a produção de novas ideias e compartilhar significados, essência da comunicação. O riso é um fenômeno universal, condicionado a aspectos da cultura, da filosofia, da história e da saúde; é dialógico, porque, através do humor nos deparamos com a comédia e o escárnio que existe por traz de cada riso, um código de comunicação inerente à natureza humana. Arrolamos argumentos para defender a alegria como estratégia para a promoção da saúde, e adotamos o palhaço, e usamos sua arte como ferramenta educacional que pode ser integrada como tecnologia social.The Dialogy of Laughter - a concept based upon the praxis of general health education performed with joy - is presented and discussed. Health is seen as a resource for life rather than a goal in life and promotion of health is a positive reaction leading to a broader, integrated and complex perception linking the environment, education, people, quality and style of life. Laughter can then be incorporated as a tool in health promotion as defended here. Considerations on dialogue, laughter, joy and the clown giving rise to the Dialogy of Laughter concept are presented. Dialogue, namely an exchange between

  13. O, Na, Ba and Eu abundance patterns in open clusters

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    MacLean, B T; Lattanzio, J

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    Open clusters are historically regarded as single-aged stellar populations representative of star formation within the Galactic disk. Recent literature has questioned this view, based on discrepant Na abundances relative to the field, and concerns about the longevity of bound clusters contributing to a selection bias: perhaps long-lived open clusters are chemically different to the star formation events that contributed to the Galactic disk. We explore a large sample of high resolution Na, O, Ba & Eu abundances from the literature, homogenized as much as reasonable including accounting for NLTE effects, variations in analysis and choice of spectral lines. Compared to a template globular cluster and representative field stars, we find no significant abundance trends, confirming that the process producing the Na-O anti-correlation in globular clusters is not present in open clusters. Furthermore, previously reported Na-enhancement of open clusters is found to be an artefact of NLTE effects, with the open cl...

  14. Rechargeable Room-Temperature Na-CO2 Batteries.

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    Hu, Xiaofei; Sun, Jianchao; Li, Zifan; Zhao, Qing; Chen, Chengcheng; Chen, Jun

    2016-05-23

    Developing rechargeable Na-CO2 batteries is significant for energy conversion and utilization of CO2 . However, the reported batteries in pure CO2 atmosphere are non-rechargeable with limited discharge capacity of 200 mAh g(-1) . Herein, we realized the rechargeability of a Na-CO2 battery, with the proposed and demonstrated reversible reaction of 3 CO2 +4 Na↔2 Na2 CO3 +C. The battery consists of a Na anode, an ether-based electrolyte, and a designed cathode with electrolyte-treated multi-wall carbon nanotubes, and shows reversible capacity of 60000 mAh g(-1) at 1 A g(-1) (≈1000 Wh kg(-1) ) and runs for 200 cycles with controlled capacity of 2000 mAh g(-1) at charge voltage utilization of CO2 .

  15. Cuidador de idosos: conhecimento disponível na base de dados LILACS Cuidador de ancianos: conocimiento disponible en la basis de datos LILACS Elderly caregiver: the knowledge available in LILACS database

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    Leidimar Cardoso Nascimento

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    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou analisar a produção científica sobre o cuidador de idoso. Foi utilizada como abordagem metodológica a revisão bibliográfica na base de dados LILACS, no período de 2000 a 2007. Analisou-se os resumos de sessenta e quatro artigos sendo categorizados pelo ano de publicação, cenário, metodologia abordada e temática apresentada. Como resultado, foi observado que em 2004 ocorreu o maior número de publicações, destacando a região sudeste, quanto ao cenário à prevalência de escolha foi o domicílio e a abordagem metodológica foi a do tipo qualitativa, sendo as temáticas agrupadas em quatro áreas a seguir: cuidado ao idoso institucionalizado, a família e o cuidado ao idoso, o cuidado e suas implicações éticas e idoso e o cuidado de enfermagem.Este artículo visó analizar la producción científica sobre la asistencia a los ancianos. Se utilizó como metodologia revisión bibliográfica en la base de datos LILACS, entre 2000 hasta el 2007. Sesenta y cuatro resúmenes de los artículos fueran clasificados por año de publicación, el escenario, la metodología enfocada y el tema presentado. Como resultado, se observó el mayor número de publicaciones en 2004, predominantemente en el sureste de Brasil. Cuanto al escenario la prevalencia de la elección fue el domicilio y el enfoque metodológico es del tipo cualitativo, con los temas agrupados en cuatro áreas, a continuación: el cuidado de los ancianos institucionalizados, de la familia y de los ancianos, la atención y sus implicaciones éticas y atención de enfermería.This study aimed at analyzing the scientific production about the elderly assistance. Bibliographic review was utilized as a methodological approach based on 2000-2007 LILACS data base. Sixty-four abstracts of the articles were analyzed and categorized per year of publication of the scenery and the methodology and theme presented. As a result, it was noticed that in 2004 there was the largest

  16. 论思想建党与制度治党%ON Ideology-based Party BuildiNg aNd INstitutioN-based Party GoverNaNce

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    2015-01-01

    实现“两个一百年”目标,实现中华民族伟大复兴的中国梦,必须把我们的党建设好。把党建设好必须遵从两条原则:一是发扬党的优良传统坚持思想建党;二是做到党要管党坚持从严治党、制度治党。纵观党的成长发展,总结党的历史经验,我们得到以下结论:思想建党是中国共产党成为先进政党的伟大创造;思想建党是中国共产党的独特优势和长期执政之魂;思想建党只有进行时,没有完成时;思想建党,必须伴随制度治党。%To realize the goal of“two centuries”and actualize the China Dream of great rejuvenation of the Chi-nese nation,we must do well the work of party building. To build the Party well,two principles must be followed. First,we must carry forward the Party’s good tradition and persist in ideology-based party building. Second,the Party must supervise its conduct and persist in strengthening party discipline and institution-based party gov-ernance. Looking into the Party’s growth and development process and summarizing the historical experiences, we can draw the following conclusions:ideology-based party building is a great creation that has made the CPC an advanced party;it is the unique advantage of the CPC and the soul of its long-term ruling;it is always in process and will never be finished;and it must be accompanied by institution-based party governance.

  17. Na Deposition on MnO(100)

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    Feng, Xu; Cox, David F.

    2016-03-01

    Na deposition on the MnO(100) surface was investigated by temperature programmed desorption (TPD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). Na TPD and XPS results indicate that adsorbed Na interacts strongly with the MnO substrate to form an irreversibly-adsorbed, oxidic Na compound on the surface for coverages up to 1 monolayer (ML). This strongly-bound Na diffuses into the MnO subsurface and bulk at elevated temperatures above 500 K. For Na coverages above 1 ML, metallic Na is present and desorbs from the surface below 500 K. The deposition of Na on MnO(100) follows a Stranski-Krastanov (SK) growth mode, with the formation of metallic Na islands following completion of the first Na monolayer. After Na deposition, the surface exhibits a diffuse (1 × 1) LEED pattern, suggesting the formation of disordered Na overlayers. After heating to 1000 K, the surface presents a (2 × 2) LEED pattern indicating that a surface reconstruction is induced by the diffusion of Na into the near surface region. CO2 can be used as a probe molecule in TPD to distinguish between metallic Na islands and oxidic Na in the first ML, and to indicate when Na that is still observable by XPS goes subsurface.

  18. Utjecaj spola na pacijentovu procjenu nadomjestaka na gornjim prednjim zubima

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    Svrha rada: Željelo se istražiti zadovoljstvo pacijenata izgledom nadomjestaka na gornjim prednjim zubima i ustanoviti postoji li razlika u procjeni njihova izgleda s obzirom na spol. Materijali i metode: Dvjesto pacijenata ocjenjivalo je boju, anatomski oblik i površinsku teksturu nadomjestaka (kompozitni ispuni, fasetirane krunice, metalkeramičke i potpuno keramičke krunice) uspoređujući ih sa susjednim prirodnim zubima. Podatci su izraženi u prosječnim ocjenama boje, anatomskog oblika i po...

  19. Critérios para aplicação de ABC (Activity Based Costing na indústria naval Criteria for applying Activity Based Costing (ABC in the naval construction industry

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    Nélio Achão Filho

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo conceituar o que é ABC (Activity Based Costing e apresentar, de forma sistemática, uma sugestão de critérios para aplicação em empresa de construção naval. Basicamente, o estudo pretende contribuir, através do efeito demonstração do estudo de caso, para a conscientização quanto as dificuldades e oportunidades oferecidas pela implementação de um sistema ABC, numa área carente de novas metodologias gerenciais.The objective of this article is to evaluate what ABC (Activity Based Costing is, and to present, in a systematic form, a suggestion for the implantation of criteria for aplication at a naval construction company. Basically, the study intends, through the case study demo, make executives aware of the dificulties and oportunities offered by the implementation of an ABC system, in an area in need of new managerial methods.

  20. Corpo e sexualidade na gravidez

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    Natalúcia Matos Araújo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo etnográfico que teve como objetivo compreender como as gestantes vivenciam os processos fisiológicos do seu corpo durante a gestação e a sua repercussão na sexualidade. A pesquisa envolveu sete mulheres residentes em bairro popular de São Paulo. Na coleta de dados, utilizou-se observação participante e entrevista com questões norteadoras. Os dados foram apresentados na forma de narrativa e posteriormente organizados nas categorias: Percebendo as transformações corporais; Convivendo com as mudanças no corpo; Sentimentos e sensações na vida sexual durante a gestação e imaginando o corpo e a sexualidade após a gestação. As mulheres referiram-se às transformações do corpo como desconfortos e expressaram a preocupação de que fossem definitivas. Expressaram o desejo de que, após o parto, o corpo volte a ser como era e que volte a sentir desejo sexual. O reconhecimento destes fatos constitui-se numa ferramenta primordial na adequação das práticas profissionais.

  1. All new for NA62

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2012-01-01

    This week sees the start of the first run of the new NA62 experiment. This will be a unique opportunity for the collaboration to test its new beam, new detectors and new data acquisition system before the physics run in 2014. Speaking to the Bulletin, the NA62 technical coordinator Ferdinand Hahn shares the many challenges that the various teams faced to be on time for beam. Ready, steady, start!   A Large Angle Veto detector (white) in place in the NA62 decay volume (blue). With components from almost all the detectors in place downstream of the decay point of the mother particles – the kaons – and of the KTAG detector that tags the kaons before they decay, NA62 is ready for its first technical run. This unique run will test all the equipment as well as the trigger and the data acquisition systems. “This year, we will have about five weeks of beam from the SPS before the long shutdown of all the CERN machines,” says Ferdinand Hahn, NA62 Technical Co-...

  2. Nursing diagnosis: educational strategy based on problem-based learning Diagnóstico de enfermería: estrategia educativa fundamentada en el aprendizaje basado en problemas Diagnóstico de enfermagem: estratégia educativa fundamentada na aprendizagem baseada em problemas

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    Ana Luisa Brandão de Carvalho Lira

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a teaching strategy on nursing diagnoses based on problem-based learning in the performance of clinical reasoning and diagnostic trial of undergraduate students. Experimental study conducted in two phases: content validation of problems and implementation of educational strategy. The results showed improvement in the data pooling ability of students in the experimental group. It is concluded that the strategy put in practice exerted a positive influence.Este estudio tuvo por objetivo evaluar la eficacia de una estrategia de enseñanza sobre diagnósticos de enfermería fundamentada en el aprendizaje basado en problemas en el desempeño del raciocinio clínico y juzgamiento diagnóstico de los estudiantes de graduación. Se trata de estudio experimental, realizado en dos fases: validación de contenido de los problemas y aplicación de la estrategia educativa. Los resultados mostraron mejoría en la capacidad de agrupamiento de los datos de los estudiantes del grupo experimental. Se concluye que hubo influencia positiva de la estrategia implementada.Este estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a eficácia de uma estratégia de ensino sobre diagnósticos de enfermagem, fundamentada na aprendizagem, baseada em problemas no desempenho do raciocínio clínico e julgamento diagnóstico dos discentes de graduação. É estudo experimental, realizado em duas fases: validação de conteúdo dos problemas e aplicação da estratégia educativa. Os resultados mostraram melhora na capacidade de agrupamento dos dados dos discentes do grupo experimental. Conclui-se que houve influência positiva da estratégia implementada.

  3. Análise Bioestratigráfica com Base em Foraminíferos de Três Testemunhos da Região do Leque Almirante Câmara na Bacia de Campos, RJ.

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    David Bentes

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    Full Text Available A Bacia de Campos é a principal áreaprodutora de hidrocarbonetos do país. A descobertade campos gigantes nessa bacia levou à intensificaçãodos estudos dos depósitos em águas profundas ehiperprofundas, tanto da dinâmica de sua gênese eevolução, quanto da tecnologia de produção. Assim,o estudo da bioestratigrafia do Quaternário dessabacia adquire importância, pois fornece uma molduraestratigráfica para a reconstituição da sedimentaçãonessa área. O objetivo do presente trabalho consisteno reconhecimento de biozonas com base emforaminíferos e na correlação estratigráfica de poçosperfurados no talude continental. O material estudadoé proveniente de três testemunhos coletados em2001, no Sistema Almirante Câmara (lâmina d’águaentre 1050 e 2400 m, pelo projeto “ImageamentoGeofísico do Sistema Turbidítico Moderno em ÁguasProfundas da Bacia de Campos”, desenvolvidopelo Depto. de Geologia/UFRJ em parceria com aPETROBRAS. Foram analisadas 77 amostras, comespaçamento de 3cm a 30cm, de acordo com critérioslitológicos e com a necessidade de um detalhamentomaior dos intervalos estudados. Em laboratório, asamostras foram pesadas (10 g e processadas segundometodologia tradicional para estudo de microfósseiscalcários. Em seguida, cada amostra foi peneiradaa seco para triagem, identificação e contagem. Aidentificação e classificação taxônomica seguiuBolli & Saunders (1985. In: Bolli et al. PlanktonStratigraphy e Kennet & Srinivasan (1983. NeogenePlanktonic Foraminifera: a Phylogenetic Atlas. Obiozoneamento utlizado como referência foi o deEricson & Wollin (1968. Sciences, v.162, refinadopor Vicalvi (1997, Bol.Geoci.Petrobras, v.11, n.1/2;1999. PPGG/UFRJ,Tese D.Sc.. Foram reconhecidasas biozonas Z (Holoceno, Y e X (Pleistoceno Finale identificado um possível hiato, englobando ointervalo Y5 – Y2; as taxas de sedimentação foramcalculadas para os intervalos Z, parte superior de Y1e Y1 total.

  4. Calibration of water quality index (WQI based on Resolution nº 357/2005 of the Environment National Council (CONAMA Calibração do índice de qualidade da água (IQA com base na Resolução nº 357/2005 do Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente (CONAMA

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    Daiane Lautert Moretto

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Environmental monitoring studies in the Hydrographical Basin of Pardo River, RS, Brazil, in the time series from 2007 to 2009, showed no agreement between the water quality evaluation obtained through the Water Quality Index (WQI - NSF, which ranged from "regular" to "good", and the Environment National Council (CONAMA Resolution 357/2005, which was bad ("class 4", highlighting as critical variables for this classification the thermotolerant coliforms and the phosphate concentration, indicating process of water eutrophication, related to the large amount of nutrients and organic load from domestic sewage and excess fertilizers used in agriculture. AIM: This research aimed to calibrate the WQI - NSF for the Pardo River Basin, based on the CONAMA Resolution 357/2005. METHODS: Using the database (2007 a 2009 from the Laboratory of Limnology of the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC, RS, corresponding to the environmental monitoring studies realized in the Hydrographical Basin of Pardo River new weights of the relative importance of the variables used to calculate the WQI were attributed, by means of principal component analysis. RESULTS: There was a significant agreement between the results of the assessment of water quality using the CONAMA Resolution 357/2005 and the new WQI calibrated. CONCLUSION: The results certify the use of the calibrated WQI in environmental monitoring programs in lotic systems belonging to Guaíba Hydrographical Basin, RS.Estudos de monitoramento ambiental na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Pardo, RS, Brasil, na série temporal 2007 a 2009, mostraram que não há concordância entre a avaliação da qualidade da água obtida através do Índice da Qualidade da Água (IQA - NSF, que oscilou entre boa e regular, e da Resolução 357/2005 do Conselho Nacional de Meio Ambiente (CONAMA, que foi ruim (classe 4, destacando como variáveis críticas para esta classificação os coliformes termotolerantes e a concentração de

  5. Types of Moulding and Methods of Eliminating Dry Rot in Historic Buildings: Example of Sobiescy Palace in Lublin (Based on Study by Mirosław Zaród)/ Zagrzybienia I Metody Odgrzybiania Obiektów Zabytkowych Na Przykładzie Pałacu Sobieskich W Lublinie (Na Podstawie Opracowania Dokonanego Przez M. Zaróda)

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    Wrana, Jan; Jarocka-Mikrut, Aleksandra

    2015-06-01

    By presenting Sobiescy Palace in Lublin as well as results of mycological research conducted in the said premises, the authors describe hazards and dangers arising from damp present in historic buildings for a long time. Results of mycological research quoted in this article indicate that differences in levels of damp depend on the cardinal direction a specific wall faces. The authors also pay attention to reasons for which the described premises suffer from damp and provide programmes of treatment and prevention. Furthermore, the article gives the reader a detailed insight into multiple opportunities for improving technical conditions of historic buildings and, at the same time, raising their functional standards. However, one must not forget to treat such premises with proper respect. W artykule przedstawiono zagrożenia tkwiące w długotrwałym narażeniu zabudowań historycznych na wilgoć na podstawie Pałacu Sobieskich w Lublinie oraz ekspertyzy mykologicznej. Zwrócono uwagę na różnice w wilgotności ścian oraz zależności wynikające z orientacji budowli względem stron świata. Opisano przyczyny występowania wilgoci w opisywanym założeniu jak również wskazano możliwości ich przeciwdziałaniu. Poprzez przedstawienie możliwych do zastosowania metod ochrony przed wspomnianymi czynnikami dowiedziono, iż możliwości poprawy stanu technicznego, a tym samym standardów funkcjonalnych obiektów zabytkowych jest wiele przy czym należy zachować szczególny szacunek do substancji zabytkowej

  6. Standardized precipitation index based on pearson type III distribution Índice padronizado de precipitação baseado na distribuição pearson tipo III

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    Gabriel Constantino Blain

    2011-06-01

    localidades do Estado de São Paulo, nas escalas de 1, 3 e 6 meses. Aplicando testes de aderência, tanto qualitativos, quanto quantitativos, verificou-se que as probabilidades associadas às séries utilizadas foram melhores estimadas por meio da PE3. Foi também observado, que o número de séries temporais do IPP que podem ser consideradas normalmente distribuídas, foi maior quando este índice de seca foi calculado com base na PE3. Dessa forma, recomenda-se a adoção da PE3 no cálculo do IPP no Estado de São Paulo.

  7. gigapanorama of NA 62 cavern

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    Brice, Maximilien

    2015-01-01

    The image shows the new rare Kaon decay experiment at CERN, called NA62. The NA62 experiment is 270 metres long and includes a 120-metre-long vacuum tank, shown here, housing several of the particle detectors. (Note: the experiment axis is a straight line, the curving of the tank is an optical effect of the photo.) Kaons are particles that decay into lighter elementary particles. The kaon decay processes are mostly well known, except for some very rare decay modes. For example, NA62 is investigating a rare decay predicted by the Standard Model in which a kaon decays into one pion and two neutrinos. This process occurs only once every 10 billion decays. The understanding of such ultra-rare decays are of great importance because they test the Standard Model in energy ranges not accessible by direct measurements. They are therefore complementary to the measurements at the LHC. ultra high definition on demand (photolab@cern.ch).

  8. Criatividade na Gestalt–terapia

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    Patrícia Albuquerque Lima

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Como se conceitua criatividade na teoria da Gestalt–terapia? Qual o papel e a função da criatividade nesta abordagem? O que se considera como um comportamento criativo no senso comum é tão diferente do que compreendemos, na abordagem gestáltica, como criatividade? Estas são algumas das perguntas sobre as quais buscaremos transcorrer ao longo deste artigo. Partimos de simples perguntas, pois talvez um bom recurso para se “tratar” da criatividade seja a curiosidade. Para isto, iremos apresentar a contribuição de alguns autores que discorreram sobre o tema da criatividade em suas obras, iniciando por Kurt Goldstein e sua Teoria Organísmica, que consideramos o principal substrato teórico para se pensar a criatividade na Gestalt–terapia.

  9. Measurement and Modeling of Mean Activity Coefficients of NaCl in an Aqueous Mixed Electrolyte Solution Containing Glycine

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    Sheikholeslami, Paniz; Dehghani, M. R.; Safahieh, Tina

    2016-08-01

    An electrochemical cell with two ion-selective electrodes (Na+ glass) and (Cl- solid state) was used to measure the mean ionic activity coefficient of NaCl in an aqueous mixture containing NaCl, glycine, and NaNO3 at 308.15 K. The experiments were conducted at fixed molality of NaNO3 (0.1 m) and various molalities of glycine (0-1 m) and NaCl (up to 0.8 m). The experimental data were modeled using a modified version of the Pitzer equation. Finally the activity coefficient ratio of glycine was determined based on the Maxwell equation.

  10. Capsazepine, a synthetic vanilloid that converts the Na,K-ATPase to Na-ATPase

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    Mahmmoud, Yasser Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    . Drawing on previous homology modeling studies of Na,K-ATPase to atomic models of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca-ATPase and on kinetic data, we propose that CPZ uncouples an Na+ cycle from an Na+/K+ cycle in the pump. The Na+ cycle possibly involves transport through the recently characterized Na+-specific site...

  11. Associação entre trauma por perda na infância e depressão na vida adulta

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    Zavaschi Maria Lucrécia Scherer

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Observações clínicas efetuadas por psicanalistas sugerem que psicopatologias da idade adulta podem ter sido originadas na infância. Estudos publicados na última década identificaram associação entre trauma na infância e depressão na vida adulta. Vivências traumáticas na infância, como a perda de vínculos afetivos devido à morte de pais ou de irmãos ou, ainda, a privação de um ou de ambos os pais por separação ou abandono constituem importantes fatores associados à depressão na vida adulta. O objetivo do presente artigo é revisar a literatura dos últimos dez anos, considerando os fatores associados à depressão, particularmente aqueles relacionados aos estressores presentes na infância. A metodologia utilizada foi de busca on-line nas bases de dados Medline, PsycINFO, Cochrane e Lilacs, referentes ao período de maio de 1991 a maio de 2001. A maioria dos estudos incluídos nesta revisão encontrou uma associação significativa entre trauma por perdas na infância e depressão na vida adulta, com variação na intensidade das associações observadas.

  12. KAZNIVA DEJANJA NA CIVILNIH LETALIH

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    2014-01-01

    Letalska industrija je ena izmed najhitreje rastočih industrij na svetu in je še kako pomembna v življenju mnogih, ki potujejo. Zaradi prisotnosti terorizma v letalstvu in vseh preteklih napadov na civilna letala, ki so terjali številne žrtve, je varovanje pred dejanji nezakonitega vmešavanja v civilno letalstvo ena izmed glavnih prioritet vseh letališč in letalskih prevoznikov ter nekaterih mednarodnih organizacij. Varnost letala pa znajo ogroziti tudi neposlušni in napadalni potniki, ki iz ...

  13. Mobbing - zlostavljanje na radnome mjestu

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    Šoljan, Ivana; Josipović-Jelić, Željka; Jelić Kiš, Anita

    2008-01-01

    Mobbing odnosno zlostavljanje na radnome mjestu predstavlja neprijateljsku i neetičnu komunikaciju, koja je sustavno usmjerena od jednoga ili više pojedinaca prema, uglavnom, jednom pojedincu, koji je zbog mobbinga gurnut u poziciju u kojoj je bespomoćan ili se ne može obraniti te držan u njoj s pomoću stalnih zlostavljačkih (mobinških) aktivnosti. U članku je obrađeno nekoliko bitnih značajki zlostavljanja: ponašanja karakteristična za zlostavljača, organizacijski uzroci pojave, konflikt u p...

  14. VPLIV VODJE NA RAZVOJ SODELAVCEV

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    Fabjan, Jožica

    2011-01-01

    Razvoj in uspešnost podjetja sta tesno povezana z razvojem vseh, ki v podjetju delajo. Ljudje, ki so opremljeni z ustreznimi znanji, sposobnostmi in veščinami, so strateškega pomena, ter zagotovo eden ključnih dejavnikov konkurenčnosti in uspešnosti sodobnega časa. Odločilno vlogo pri usmerjenem razvoju ljudi v organizaciji, strokovnjaki pripisujejo vodjem na vseh hierarhičnih ravneh organizacijske strukture podjetja. V diplomski nalogi, ki je razdeljena na teoretični in empirični del smo...

  15. Cistična fibroza

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    Cistična fibroza je najčešća nasljedna, autosomalno recesivna bolest koja utječe na dužinu života u bijeloj rasi. Danas je prepoznato više stotina mutacija uz veliku varijaciju ekspresije bolesti. Prepoznavanje bolesnika i nosilaca mutacije pruža mogućnost genskog savjetovanja i prevencije bolesti. Rano dijagnosticiranje, sve češće pomoću neonatalog probira, omogućuje rani multidisciplinarni terapijski pristup uz značajno produljenje životnog vijeka i sve većeg broja odraslih bolesnika. Dužin...

  16. Criatividade na Gestalt–terapia

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    Patrícia Albuquerque Lima

    2009-01-01

    Como se conceitua criatividade na teoria da Gestalt–terapia? Qual o papel e a função da criatividade nesta abordagem? O que se considera como um comportamento criativo no senso comum é tão diferente do que compreendemos, na abordagem gestáltica, como criatividade? Estas são algumas das perguntas sobre as quais buscaremos transcorrer ao longo deste artigo. Partimos de simples perguntas, pois talvez um bom recurso para se “tratar” da criatividade seja a curiosidade. Para isto, iremos apresentar...

  17. Sustentabilidade de empresas de base florestal: o papel dos projetos sociais na inclusão das comunidades locais Sustainability of florest based enterprises: the role of social projects in the inclusion of the local communities

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    Antônio do Nascimento Gomes

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A partir de estudo de casos, buscou-se interpretar as ações sociais de empresas produtoras de celulose de fibra curta de mercado, localizadas no Estado do Espírito Santo e extremo sul da Bahia, com vistas a verificar a sua consistência com a estratégia de sustentabilidade empresarial. Buscou-se, também, caracterizar seus programas de ações sociais e sua abrangência, ao analisar o conteúdo dos instrumentos de divulgação das ações sociais das empresas e identificar a concepção que tem orientado essas ações sociais e sua relação com as comunidades influenciadas pelas suas áreas de produção de eucalipto.The objective of this study was to interpret, based on case studies, the social actions of short fiber market pulp companies, located in the States of Espírito Santo and extreme South of Bahia, in order to verify their consistency with the strategy of business sustainability; to characterize their programs of social actions and their scope, by analyzing the content of the communication tools of these companies' social actions, and to identify the conception that has guided their social actions and the relationship with the communities influenced by their areas of eucalyptus production.

  18. On the structure and chemical bonding of Si62- and Si62- in NaSi6- upon Na+ coordination

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    Zubarev, Dmitry Yu.; Alexandrova, Anastassia N.; Boldyrev, Alexander I.; Cui, Li-Feng; Li, Xi; Wang, Lai-Sheng

    2006-03-01

    Photoelectron spectroscopy was combined with ab initio calculations to elucidate the structure and bonding in Si62- and NaSi6-. Well-resolved electronic transitions were observed in the photoelectron spectra of Si6- and NaSi6- at three photon energies (355, 266, and 193nm). The spectra of NaSi6- were observed to be similar to those of Si6- except that the electron binding energies of the former are lower, suggesting that the Si6 motif in NaSi6- is structurally and electronically similar to that in Si6-. The electron affinities of Si6 and NaSi6 were measured fairly accurately to be 2.23±0.03eV and 1.80±0.05eV, respectively. Global minimum structure searches for Si62- and NaSi6- were performed using gradient embedded genetic algorithm followed by B3LYP, MP2, and CCSD(T) calculations. Vertical electron detachment energies were calculated for the lowest Si6- and NaSi6- structures at the CCSD(T)/6-311+G(2df ), ROVGF/6-311+G(2df), UOVGF/6-311+G(2d), and time-dependent B3LYP/6-311+G(2df) levels of theory. Experimental vertical detachment energies were used to verify the global minimum structure for NaSi6-. Though the octahedral Si62-, analogous to the closo form of borane B6H62-, is the most stable form for the bare hexasilicon dianion, it is not the kernel for the NaSi6- global minimum. The most stable isomer of NaSi6- is based on a Si62- motif, which is distorted into C2v symmetry similar to the ground state structure of Si6-. The octahedral Si62- coordinated by a Na+ is a low-lying isomer and was also observed experimentally. The chemical bonding in Si62- and NaSi6- was understood using natural bond orbital, molecular orbital, and electron localization function analyses.

  19. Trabalhando com estratégias de ensino-aprendizado por descoberta na área da saúde: a problematização e a aprendizagem baseada em problemas Discovery-based teaching and learning strategies in health: problematization and problem-based learning

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    Eliana Goldfarb Cyrino

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Considerando os processos de mudança no ensino em saúde e a demanda por novas formas de trabalhar com o conhecimento no ensino superior, discutem-se dois caminhos metodológicos inovadores no ensino na área da saúde: a aprendizagem baseada em problemas (ABP e a problematização. Descrevendo suas raízes teóricas, procura-se identificar os seus princípios orientadores. Enquanto propostas distintas, ambas contribuem para rever o processo de ensino-aprendizagem: a problematização, voltando-se para a construção do conhecimento no contexto de uma formação crítica; a ABP, voltando-se para os aspectos cognitivos do processo de construção de conceitos e apropriação dos mecanismos básicos da ciência. Tanto a problematização como a ABP levam a rupturas com a forma tradicional de ensinar e aprender, estimulando gestão participativa dos protagonistas da experiência e reorganização da relação teoria/prática. A crítica às possibilidades e limites de cada proposta, valendo-se da análise de seus fundamentos teórico-metodológicos, leva-nos a concluir que experiências pedagógicas apoiadas na ABP e/ou na problematização, podem representar um movimento inovador no contexto da educação na área da saúde favorecendo rupturas e processos mais amplos de mudança.Considering the changes in teaching in the health field and the demand for new ways of dealing with knowledge in higher learning, the article discusses two innovative methodological approaches: problem-based learning (PBL and problematization. Describing the two methods' theoretical roots, the article attempts to identify their main foundations. As distinct proposals, both contribute to a review of the teaching and learning process: problematization, focused on knowledge construction in the context of the formation of a critical awareness; PBL, focused on cognitive aspects in the construction of concepts and appropriation of basic mechanisms in science. Both

  20. Intervenção de base comunitária para a prevenção das DST/Aids na região amazônica, Brasil Community-based intervention to control STD/AIDS in the Amazon region, Brazil

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    Adele Schwartz Benzaken

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever estudo de caso de intervenção de base comunitária, desenvolvido na perspectiva construcionista-emancipatória, para o controle das DST/Aids. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo desenvolvido no município de Manacapuru, Amazonas, de 1997-2004, sobre a utilização de procedimentos desenhados em colaboração com agentes governamentais, profissionais de saúde e comunidade. Foram levantados dados sobre a dinâmica da prostituição e a venda de preservativos na cidade, características comportamentais, avaliação do processo e da assistência às DST/Aids. Sincronicamente, estabeleceram-se ações de prevenção e assistência na rede pública de saúde às DST, centro de testagem, sistema de vigilância epidemiológica, e capacitação de trabalhadoras do sexo. RESULTADOS: Observou-se o fortalecimento das trabalhadoras do sexo como multiplicadoras e sua legitimação como cidadãs e agentes de saúde em projetos com travestis, homossexuais e escolares. Houve incremento da venda de preservativos na cidade, da utilização de preservativos entre trabalhadoras do sexo, redução das DST bacterianas e estabilização da ocorrência de infecção pelo HIV/Aids e sífilis congênita. A sustentabilidade do programa de intervenção estudado, organizado no âmbito do Sistema Único de Saude, foi estimulada pela pactuação política garantindo sede e orçamento regulamentado em lei municipal, e pelo debate permanente dos resultados do processo e programa. CONCLUSÕES: O estudo fortaleceu a noção de que o controle efetivo das DST/Aids depende de uma abordagem sinérgica que combine intervenções no plano individual (biológica-comportamental, sociocultural e programático.OBJECTIVE: To describe a case study of community-based intervention, developed in a constructionist-emancipatory framework to control STD/AIDS. METHODS: Descriptive study developed in the town of Manacapuru, in the state of Amazonas, from 1997 to 2004, focusing on

  1. Construction of scientific production indicators based on scientometrics analysis of IPEN dissertations and theses; Elaboracao de indicadores de producao cientifica com base na analise cientometrica das dissertacoes e teses do IPEN

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    Igami, Mery Piedad Zamudio

    2011-07-01

    Construction of Indicators plays an important role in the contemporaneous society. It could be observed their ordinary use by all the activities segments. In scientific area it is not different; such practice has already been consolidated; this statement could be corroborated by the innumerous papers published about this matter in the main databases; however, there is a prevalence of quantitative studies, which obtain data from the international databases, analyzing journal articles. Concerning this finding, the main objective of this study was to elaborate scientific indicators from a local institutional data base, using as a corpus of the study the dissertations and theses, produced by a graduate program in the period of 1977 to 2009.Three types of two-dimensional indicators were obtained by using bibliometric techniques: numerical, thematic and productivity. For dissertations and theses thematic characterization it was used the Subject categories and scope descriptions and the International Nuclear Information System Thesaurus (INIS). Through the statistical technique of clustering analysis, it was possible to classify them in five main groups, showing former performance and growth future trends of each group; for data extraction about theses productivity, regarding articles published; the Curriculo Lattes, and the local institutional database were used. Co-word analysis technique was used to establish a more precise correlation, between articles and theses, and for this purpose it was used the keywords from a controlled vocabulary. In order to validate the results, it was performed a survey, with the theses authors. Results obtained indicated that 55.9% of the articles published, between 5 years, before and after the thesis presentation, are strongly correlated to it. It was also observed that, correlated articles have been published, in an average of, 1, 63 year before the thesis presentation. Concerning databases, it was shown that they are valuable tools and

  2. Linguagens na TV Languages on tv

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    Glaucia Guimarães

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo aborda questões relativas às estratégias discursivas utilizadas na produção dos textos televisivos. Com base na Análise Crítica de Discurso (ACD, nos termos em que é formulada por Norman Fairclough, o trabalho analisa os modos pelos quais as linguagens (incluindo materiais semióticos diversos são articuladas na/pela TV, sistematiza as relações entre a articulação de linguagens e a produção de efeitos de sentido, bem como os modos de sua inscrição nas tendências discursivas contemporâneas, a saber: democratização, tecnologização e comodificação. A partir das relações entre as práticas de linguagem e as tendências destacadas, o artigo tece considerações sobre as condições de produção de leituras críticas dos textos multimidiáticos, nas suas múltiplas dimensões: dos contextos e mecanismos da produção textual à pluralidade constitutiva de sua recepção.This paper deals with issues related to discursive strategies in the production of TV texts. Based on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA, as formulated by Norman Fairclough, it analyzes the ways languages (including several semiotic materials are articulated in order to produce a range of wanted meaning effects, as well as the ways they are inscribed in the contemporary discursive trends discussed by the author, namely: democratization, technologization and commodification. Departing from the analysis of language practices and the discursive trends underlined, the paper aims at clarifying the multiple dimensions of multimedia conditions of production, focusing on both the context and the mechanisms and the diverse reception (reading possibilities.

  3. Anodic Corrosion Behavior of NiFe2O4-Based Cermet in Na3AlF6-K3AlF6-AlF3 for Aluminum Electrolysis

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    Tian, Zhongliang; Lai, Yanqing; Yang, Shu; Li, Jie; Hwang, Jiann-Yang; Liu, Yexiang

    2015-03-01

    A (Cu,Ni)/(10NiO-NiFe2O4) cermet was tested as an inert anode for aluminum electrolysis in Na3AlF6-K3AlF6-AlF3 melt at 1173 K (900 °C), and its corrosion behavior was studied. The results show that the low-temperature Na3AlF6-K3AlF6-AlF3 bath is beneficial, improving the service conditions. With the combined effects of the electrolyte composition and the nascent oxygen during electrolysis, the metal phase (Cu,Ni) at the surface of anode will not be leached preferentially, but be transferred into the aluminates including FeAl2O4, NiAl2O4 and CuAl2O4. This is helpful for the anode to improve its corrosion resistance.

  4. Band gap modification and ferroelectric properties of Bi{sub 0.5}(Na,K){sub 0.5}TiO{sub 3}-based by Li substitution

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    Quan, Ngo Duc [Department of General Physics, School of Engineering Physics, Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet road, Ha Noi (Viet Nam); International Training Institute for Materials Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet road, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Hung, Vu Ngoc [International Training Institute for Materials Science, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet road, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Quyet, Nguyen Van [Hanautech Co., Ltd., 832, Tamnip-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Hoang Vu [Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet street, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Dung, Dang Duc, E-mail: dung.dangduc@hust.edu.vn [Department of General Physics, School of Engineering Physics, Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, 1 Dai Co Viet road, Ha Noi (Viet Nam)

    2014-01-15

    We report on the reduction of band gap in Bi{sub 0.5}(Na{sub 0.82-x}Li{sub x}K{sub 0.18}){sub 0.5}(Ti{sub 0.95}Sn{sub 0.05})O{sub 3} from 2.99 eV to 2.84 eV due to the substitutions of Li{sup +} ions to Na{sup +} sites. In addition, the lithium substitution samples exhibit an increasing of the maximal polarizations from 21.8 to 25.7 μC/cm{sup 2}. The polarization enhancement of ferroelectric and reduction of the band gaps are strongly related to the Li substitution concentration as evaluated via the electronegative between A-site and oxygen and tolerance factor. The results are promising for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications.

  5. DyCl3-NaCl体系相图的热力学优化计算%Thermodynamic Optimization of DyCl3 -NaCl System

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    叶信宇; 孙益民; 张静; 谈君君

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, the phase diagram of the DyCl3-NaC1 system is optimized and calculated with CALPHAD (calculation of phase diagram) technology. A set of thermodynamic functions of compounds Na3 DyCl6, NaDyCl4, and NaDy2 Cl7 have been optimized and calculated based on an interactive computer-assisted analysis. The optimized thermodynamic parameters, calculated phase diagram and experimental phase diagram are thermodynamically self-consistent.

  6. Study of the influence of zirconium and gallium on the magnetic properties and microstructures of praseodymium-based permanent magnets; Estudo da influencia do zirconio e galio nas propriedades magneticas e na microestrutura dos imas permanentes a base de praseodimio

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    Fusco, Alexandre Giardini

    2006-07-01

    In this work was studied the influence of the addition of 0.5 at. % of zirconium and gallium on praseodymium-based HD sintered magnets obtained using a mixture of alloys. The alloys used in this study were: Pr{sub 12.6}Fe{sub 68.3}Co{sub 11.6}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 1}, Pr{sub 16}Fe{sub 75.5}B{sub 8}Zr{sub 0.5}, Pr{sub 13}Fe{sub 80.5}B{sub 6}Zr{sub 0.5}. The investigation started by measuring the magnetic properties and observing the microstructure of the magnets. After that, the magnets were annealed at 1000 deg C for 2 hours followed by rapid cooling, in a total of 10 hours. This heat treatment was followed by 5 hours at the same temperature up to a total of 35 hours. Changes in the microstructure were compared to the change in the magnetic properties aiming at a proper understanding of the role of each added element in relation to the magnetically hard phase (phase {phi}). It has been shown that gallium and zirconium act as grain refiners of the matrix phase {phi}. Gallium acts in the grain and favoring of the shape stability and improvement of the magnetic properties. For the Pr{sub 14.3}Fe{sub 71.9}Co{sub 5.8}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5}Ga{sub 0.5} sintered magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties after 15 hours heat treatment was: remanence from (1.25{+-}0.02) T to (1.30{+-}0.02) T, intrinsic coercivity from (1.11{+-}0.02) T to (0.87{+-}0.02) T, squareness factor from (0.68{+-}0.02) to (0.82{+-}0.02) and energy product from (285{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3} to (317{+-}5) kJ/m{sup 3}. Zirconium has two effects on the sintered magnets. Firstly, avoiding random grain growth and enhancing anisotropy. However, by concentrating on the grain boundaries, yield reverse domains and is detrimental to the intrinsic coercivity. For the sintered Pr{sub 14.5}Fe{sub 78}B{sub 7}Zr{sub 0.5} magnet the evolution of the magnetic properties achieved after a heat treatment of 15 hours was: remanence from (1.19{+-}0.02) T to (1.25{+-}0.02) T, coercivity from (0.74{+-}0.02) T to (0

  7. Li Na Aces French Open

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    2011-01-01

    Chinese tennis player becomes the first Asian to win a Grand Slam singles title Chinese tennis player Li Na beat defending champion Francesca Schiavone from Italy,6-4,7-6,on the clay court at Roland Garros,winning the 2011 French Open Tennis Tournament on June 4.She made history by becoming the first Chinese to win a grand slam singles title.

  8. NA60 frees the quarks

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    2003-01-01

    Fitted with new state-of-the-art silicon detectors, NA60 is prepared to study the phase transition from confined hadronic matter to a deconfined (free) quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter which probably existed an instant after the Big Bang.

  9. NA49: lead ion collision

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    This is an image of an actual lead ion collision taken from tracking detectors on the NA49 experiment, part of the heavy ion project at CERN. These collisions produce a very complicated array of hadrons as the heavy ions break up. It is hoped that one of these collisions will eventually create a new state of matter known as quark-gluon plasma.

  10. NA49: lead ion collision

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    1995-01-01

    This is an image of an actual lead ion collision taken from the NA49 experiment, part of the heavy ion project at CERN. These collisions produce a very complicated array of hadrons as the heavy ions break up. It is hoped that one of these collisions will eventually create a new state of matter known as the quark-gluon plasma.

  11. NA62: Hidden Sector Physics

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    Cesarotti, Carissa Joyce

    2016-01-01

    Modern experimental physics is often probing for new physics by either finding deviations from predictions on extremely precise measurements, or by looking for a new signal that cannot be explained with existing models. The NA62 experiment at CERN does the former by measuring the ultra-rare decay $K^+ \\rightarrow \\pi^+ \

  12. Contribuições para a evolução do gerenciamento de resíduos sólidos urbanos no Brasil com base na experiência Européia

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    Camille Ferreira Mannarino

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Esse trabalho tem como objetivo apresentar dados relevantes sobre o gerenciamento de resíduos sólidos urbanos (RSU na Europa de forma a se estabelecer paralelos e subsidiar a discussão no Brasil. É apresentada uma contextualização da situação atual da gestão dos resíduos sólidos urbanos no Brasil, onde os efeitos da Política Nacional de Resíduos Sólidos já se fazem sentir, sobretudo com o aumento da disposição final de RSU em aterros sanitários, predominantemente nas regiões metropolitanas. A reciclagem no país, em grande parte, ainda baseia-se na coleta informal por catadores ou na ação de organizações privadas. Na Europa, a partir da Diretiva 1999/31/EC, que estabeleceu metas para a disposição de resíduos em aterros sanitários, e da Diretiva 94/62/EC, sobre recolhimento de embalagens, a gestão de RSU se alterou profundamente. São apresentados dados das tecnologias predominantes de tratamento e disposição final de RSU e alguns mecanismos para implementação da mudança de cenário na Europa. O exemplo suíço é detalhado, mostrando como a cobrança de tarifas impulsiona as ações da população. É preciso reconhecer que o gerenciamento de resíduos sólidos urbanos RSU tem que ser planejado da coleta até o destino final, utilizando e integrando diferentes tecnologias de tratamento, de acordo com as características locais. É relevante para o Brasil a avaliação criteriosa das soluções disponíveis, do ponto de vista técnico e operacional, considerando fortemente a sua aplicabilidade local.

  13. Possible influences of pacific decadal oscillation in the ten day based radio between actual and potential evapotranspiration in the region of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil Possível influência da oscilação decadal do pacífico na razão decendial entre a evapotranspiração real e potencial na região de Campinas (SP, Brasil

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    Gabriel Constantino Blain

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Considering the importance of the ratio between the actual and potential evapotranspiration (AE/PE for agricultural purposes, the present study estimated the 10-day based AE/PE, aiming to evaluate possible influences of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO, on temporal variability series, in the region of Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil. The shapes of the beta probability density function of the AE/PE series for four periods (two in the cold PDO phase and two in the warm PDO phase do not show differences between the PDO phases. In this sense, the use of "average periods" to obtain a standard climatology for agrometeorological purposes (such as the climate normal of the 1961-1990 period, which encompasses sixteen years of the cold PDO phase and fourteen years of the warm PDO phase should not result in significant errors in the region of Campinas, SP. However, considering academic/scientific purposes, the analyses of the autocorrelation functions of the residual AE/PE series for the four periods show differences in the persistence between the two phases of the PDO.Tendo em vista a importância agrícola da razão entre a evapotranspiração real e potencial (ETR/ETP, estimou-se esta relação (em escala decendial, a fim de verificar possíveis influências da Oscilação Decadal do Pacífico (PDO sobre a variabilidade temporal desse parâmetro agrometeorológico na região de Campinas, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil. Pelas formas da função de densidade de probabilidade Beta das séries de ETR/ETP para quatro períodos (dois na fase fria, e dois na fase quente não se observam diferenças significativas (influência entre as fases da PDO. Nesse aspecto, sob o ponto de vista agrometeorológico, o uso de um determinado "período médio" (tal como a normal climatológica de 1961-1990, que compreende dezesseis anos da fase fria e catorze da fase quente, para caracterização de séries temporais de ETR/ETP, não deve resultar em grandes erros. No

  14. Reflexões sobre as bases conceituais que fundamentam a construção do conhecimento acerca da lombalgia na gestação Reflexiones sobre las bases conceptuales que fundamentan la construcción del conocimiento a cerca de la lumbalgia en el embarazo Low back pain in pregnancy in the perspective of the biomedical model: a critical analysis

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    Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available A lombalgia na gestação acomete cerca de 50% das gestantes, causando importantes transtornos sociais. Apesar disso, ela vem sendo considerada como uma ocorrência normal e até esperada na gravidez, o que tem contribuído para a falta de adoção de medidas profiláticas e de alívio. Buscamos neste trabalho compreender as bases conceituais históricas que originaram esta naturalização, usando como recorte a obstetrícia e como referência a literatura mundial sobre o tema indexada de 1987 à 1997. Apreendemos que a visão determinista relacionada ao problema respalda-se no modelo biomédico. Assim, a adoção de soluções efetivas requer a incorporação de um novo paradigma.La Lumbalgia en la gestación afecta cerca de 50% de las gestantes, causando importantes transtornos sociales. Aun ésta morbilidad es considerada como normal y es esperada durante la gravidez, lo que hay contribuido para la falta de adopción de medidas profilácticas y de alivio. Buscamos en este trabajo comprender las bases conceptuales históricas que originaron ésta concepción, usando como recorte la obstetricia y como referencia la literatura mundial sobre el tema indexada de 1987 a 1997. Aprendimos que la visión determinista relacionada con el problema se respalda en el modelo biomédico. Asi, la adopción de soluciones efectivas requiere la incorporación de un nuevo paradigma.Low back pain is a problem that is faced by 50% of pregnant women and causes important social trouble. In spite of this, the problem is considered to be normal and is expected during pregnancy, which has contributed to the lack of prophylactic and relief measures. This work aims at understanding the historical and conceptual bases that have given rise to such naturalization as outlined by midwifery and by using world literature indexed on the topic from 1987 to 1997 as a theoretical framework. We have apprehended that a deterministic view related to this issue is supported by the

  15. Law of Iterated Logarithm for NA Sequences with Non-Identical Distributions

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    Guang-Hui Cai; Hang Wu

    2007-05-01

    Based on a law of the iterated logarithm for independent random variables sequences, an iterated logarithm theorem for NA sequences with non-identical distributions is obtained. The proof is based on a Kolmogrov-type exponential inequality.

  16. Dialogia do riso: um novo conceito que introduz alegria para a promoção da saúde apoiando-se no diálogo, no riso, na alegria e na arte da palhaçaria Dialogy of Laughter: a new concept introducing joy for health promotion based on dialogue, laughter, joy and the art of the clown

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    Marcus Vinicius Campos Matraca; Gert Wimmer; Tania Cremonini de Araújo-Jorge

    2011-01-01

    Apresentamos e debatemos a Dialogia do Riso, um conceito baseado na prática da educação popular em saúde desenvolvida com alegria. Saúde entendida como um recurso para a vida e não como um objetivo de viver; promoção da saúde como uma reação positiva que leva a uma percepção ampliada, integrada, complexa e intersetorial: articula ambiente, educação, pessoas, estilo e qualidade de vida. O riso pode então ser incorporado como ferramenta de promoção da saúde, tese que defendemos. Para isso apres...

  17. Recomendações em auditoria operacional: uma prospecção de fragilidades, com base na inteligência competitiva RECOMMENDATIONS IN OPERATIONAL AUDITORSHIP: A PROSPECTION OF FRAGILITIES, ON THE BASIS OF COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

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    Alan José de Moura Silva

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade brasileira vem se apercebendo da importância de exigir a utilização responsável dos recursos públicos, postos à disposição de seus representantes eleitos, revertendo-os em benefícios que atendam às necessidades dos cidadãos. Os órgãos de controle externo começam a se preocupar com o atingimento de metas e melhoria de padrões de desempenho das políticas públicas e passam a realizar auditorias de natureza operacional, que buscam avaliar a gestão do ponto de vista da economicidade, eficiência e eficácia, bem como da efetividade das despesas governamentais. Esta pesquisa verificou se era possível identificar fragilidades que comprometessem a eficácia das recomendações emitidas pelas auditorias operacionais realizadas pelo Tribunal de Contas do Estado de PE, a partir do conceito de inteligência competitiva e com vistas a subsidiar uma atuação preventiva e/ou contingencial. Utilizou-se do método dedutivo com pesquisa bibliográfica e documental, com a análise de todas as recomendações das auditorias operacionais realizadas e julgadas pelo TCE/PE de 2003-2007. Concluiu-se, com base na inteligência competitiva, que há fragilidades que podem comprometer a eficácia da implementação das recomendações emitidas pela auditoria operacional, que uma vez identificadas permitirão o estabelecimento de uma estratégia preventiva e uma estratégia contingencial, para fazer face aos fatores de risco, caso se concretizem.The Brazilian company has been aware of the importance of requiring the responsible use of public resources, made available to their elected representatives, reverting them into benefits that meet the needs of citizens. The bodies of external control are beginning to worry about achievement of targets and improvement of the performance of public policy and start to perform audits of an operational nature, seeking to evaluatethe management in terms of economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and the

  18. Filmes e coberturas comestíveis compostas à base de amidos nativos e gelatina na conservação e aceitação sensorial de uvas Crimson Films and edible coatings based on native starches and gelatin in the conservation and sensory acceptance of Crimson gra

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    Farayde Matta Fakhouri

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Filmes compostos de gelatina com amidos nativos de trigo, sorgo, batata e arroz foram produzidos separadamente e caracterizados quanto às propriedades físico-químicas (solubilidade em água e barreira ao vapor de água, físicas (espessura e opacidade e mecânicas (resistência à tração e porcentagem de elongação na ruptura. As mesmas soluções filmogênicas foram preparadas e aplicadas em uvas Crimson para avaliação sensorial e acompanhamento da perda de massa durante 22 dias. As coberturas de sorgo e arroz foram as mais eficientes na extensão da vida útil (aumento de 10 dias. Entretanto, em relação aos atributos sensoriais, as uvas com cobertura de arroz não diferiram estatisticamente do controle, que apresentou as menores notas para os parâmetros de aparência global e intenção de compra. O filme de sorgo apresentou uma permeabilidade ao vapor de água de 5,40 g.mm.m-2.d.kPa, resistência à tração de 85,89 MPa, elongação de 6,61% e opacidade de 40%. Mesmo não apresentando os melhores valores de caracterização, como filme, tornou-se a melhor opção como cobertura. Na avaliação sensorial, as uvas cobertas obtiveram aceitação igual ou maior que o controle quanto à aparência global, brilho, cor e intenção de compra. Na degustação das uvas, nenhuma das coberturas exerceu influência significativa no aroma, sabor e textura, sendo aceitas pelo consumidor em todos os parâmetros.Films based on gelatin and native starches from wheat, sorghum, potato and rice were produced separately and characterized as to their physical-chemical (water solubility and water vapor permeability, physical (thickness and opacity and mechanical (resistance to traction and percentage elongation at rupture properties. The same solutions were prepared and applied to Crimson grapes for sensory evaluation and determination of weight loss over 22 days. The sorghum and rice coatings were the most efficient in their extending shelf life (a ten

  19. Do Src Kinase and Caveolin Interact Directly with Na,K-ATPase?

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    Yosef, Eliyahu; Katz, Adriana; Peleg, Yoav; Mehlman, Tevie; Karlish, Steven J D

    2016-05-27

    Much evidence points to a role of Na,K-ATPase in ouabain-dependent signal transduction. Based on experiments with different cell lines and native tissue membranes, a current hypothesis postulates direct interactions between the Na,K-ATPase and Src kinase (non-receptor tyrosine kinase). Na,K-ATPase is proposed to bind Src kinase and inhibit its activity, whereas ouabain, the specific Na,K-ATPase inhibitor, binds and stabilizes the E2 conformation, thus exposing the Src kinase domain and its active site Tyr-418 for activation. Ouabain-dependent signaling is thought to be mediated within caveolae by a complex consisting of Na,K-ATPase, caveolin, and Src kinase. In the current work, we have looked for direct interactions utilizing purified recombinant Na,K-ATPase (human α1β1FXYD1 or porcine α1D369Nβ1FXYD1) and purified human Src kinase and human caveolin 1 or interactions between these proteins in native membrane vesicles isolated from rabbit kidney. By several independent criteria and techniques, no stable interactions were detected between Na,K-ATPase and purified Src kinase. Na,K-ATPase was found to be a substrate for Src kinase phosphorylation at Tyr-144. Clear evidence for a direct interaction between purified human Na,K-ATPase and human caveolin was obtained, albeit with a low molar stoichiometry (1:15-30 caveolin 1/Na,K-ATPase). In native renal membranes, a specific caveolin 14-5 oligomer (95 kDa) was found to be in direct interaction with Na,K-ATPase. We inferred that a small fraction of the renal Na,K-ATPase molecules is in a ∼1:1 complex with a caveolin 14-5 oligomer. Thus, overall, whereas a direct caveolin 1/Na,K-ATPase interaction is confirmed, the lack of direct Src kinase/Na,K-ATPase binding requires reassessment of the mechanism of ouabain-dependent signaling.

  20. GUANTÁNAMO NA SUPREMA CORTE DOS ESTADOS UNIDOS

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    Ana Luisa Zago de Moraes

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Após os atentados de 11 de setembro de 2001, o governo norte-americano iniciou  uma“guerra ao terrorismo”, sendo uma das medidas o aprisionamento de supostos terroristas  na Base Naval de Guantánamo, em Cuba, vedando aos detentos o acesso aos tribunais americanos e quaisquer direitos e os tratando como inimigos. Em resposta a essa situação, bem como aos atos normativos que regem o encarceramento, (não processamento e tratamento na prisão, a Suprema Corte Americana, durante o governo de George W. Bush, proferiu três decisões nos casos de terroristas presos nestas circunstâncias. Na primeira, concluiu que o Habeas Corpus é garantia que se estende a qualquer indivíduo; na segunda, invocou o direito internacional dos direitos humanos e salientou que todos os seres humanos são titulares de algum tipo de proteção com base apenas em sua própria humanidade; por fim, na última, afastou novas normas que excluíam a garantia de  Habeas Corpus e conclui que juntas militares não constituem um mecanismo justo para evitar a prisão de inocentes.

  1. Bundle-like α'-NaV2O5 mesocrystals: from synthesis, growth mechanism to analysis of Na-ion intercalation/deintercalation abilities

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    Liu, Pengcheng; Zhou, Dehua; Zhu, Kongjun; Wu, Qingliu; Wang, Yifeng; Tai, Guoan; Zhang, Wei; Gu, Qilin

    2016-01-01

    Bundle-like α'-NaV2O5 mesocrystals were synthesized successfully by a two-step hydrothermal method. Observations using electron microscopy revealed that the obtained NaV2O5 mesocrystals were composed of nanobelts with the preferential growth direction of [010]. The precise crystal structure was further confirmed by Rietveld refinement and Raman spectroscopy. Based on analysis of crystal structure and microscopy, a reaction and growth mechanism, hydrolysis-condensation (oxolation and olation)-ion exchange-self-assembly, was proposed and described in detail. Furthermore, electrochemical measurements were used to analyze the Na-ions intercalation/deintercalation abilities in NaV2O5, and indicated that Na-ions were difficult to extract. Importantly, the DFT theoretical calculation results, which showed that the migration energy of Na-ions was so huge that migration of Na-ions was quite difficult, can explain and support well the results of the electrochemical measurements.Bundle-like α'-NaV2O5 mesocrystals were synthesized successfully by a two-step hydrothermal method. Observations using electron microscopy revealed that the obtained NaV2O5 mesocrystals were composed of nanobelts with the preferential growth direction of [010]. The precise crystal structure was further confirmed by Rietveld refinement and Raman spectroscopy. Based on analysis of crystal structure and microscopy, a reaction and growth mechanism, hydrolysis-condensation (oxolation and olation)-ion exchange-self-assembly, was proposed and described in detail. Furthermore, electrochemical measurements were used to analyze the Na-ions intercalation/deintercalation abilities in NaV2O5, and indicated that Na-ions were difficult to extract. Importantly, the DFT theoretical calculation results, which showed that the migration energy of Na-ions was so huge that migration of Na-ions was quite difficult, can explain and support well the results of the electrochemical measurements. Electronic supplementary

  2. Instrumentação Tecnológica e Realimentação no Processo de Avaliação para o Ensino de Matemática na Universidade: um método baseado na Engenharia Didática Technological Instrumentation and Feedback in the Assessment Process in University-level Mathematics Teaching: a method based on Didactics Engineering

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    Natália Maria Cordeiro Barroso

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de ferramentas automatizadas no processo de avaliação impõe mudanças de paradigmas que se devem aos mecanismos usados na elaboração de exercícios e análise de resultados. Propõe-se, neste trabalho, um método de realimentação para o processo de avaliação com o apoio de ferramentas computacionais. Apresenta-se uma aplicação deste método em sala de aula, na qual as atividades propostas aos alunos são fundamentadas em teorias da Didática da Matemática e são elaboradas em um programa de computador que faz o rastreamento das atividades dos estudantes. A partir da análise do comportamento do professor nesta experimentação, onde ficam expostas as suas dificuldades naturais em modificar os seus hábitos de ensino, destaca-se a necessidade de um trabalho de educação em conjunto, envolvendo também a participação de pesquisadores da área de Educação Matemática e de profissionais da área de Informática como suporte ao trabalho do professor. Palavras-chave: Avaliação Automatizada. Avaliação Formativa. Engenharia Didática.With the use of automated tools, a change in paradigms in the student assessment process is necessary. This is due to the different mechanisms used to elaborate assessments and to analyze their results. An assessment method with continuous feedback is proposed. An application of this method is presented in which the activities proposed to the students in the classroom are based on Mathematical Didactic theories. To elaborate and apply this assessment, software was used that tracks the students’activities. Based on analysis of the teacher’s behavior during the experiment, which showed his natural difficulty in modifying his teaching habits, it is emphasized that this type of educational work needs to involve the participation of professionals from the fields of mathematical education and technology to help improve the teacher’s work. Keywords: Automated Evaluation. Formative Evaluation

  3. Preparasi dan karakterisasi fotokatalis NaTaO3 didoping ion lantanum (La/NaTaO3 dengan metode sol-gel

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    Husni Husin

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Crystalline sodium tantalate doped with La3+ ions (La/NaTaO3 has been successfully synthesized by sol-gel technique. The photocatalysts have been prepared by mixing of TaCl5, NaOH, and La(NO33.2H2O in the aqueous solution of H2O2. The resulting materials are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM to provide useful information about crystallinity and morphology. All samples are exactly indexed as the pure NaTaO3 orthorhombic structure with the space group Pcmn. The XRD spectra displayed a single-phase NaTaO3 structure without any impurity phase, suggesting that lanthanum is uniformly incorporated into the NaTaO3 lattice. TEM images indicates that the particle sizes of the La-doped NaTaO3 powders are approximately 30-80 nm, while the particle sizes of the non-doped NaTaO3 are around 80-250 nm. Doping lanthanum in the NaTaO3 is able to prevent agglomeration, result in particle size, and better crystallinity. The La/NaTaO3 crystal structures reveal that a certain amount of lattice distortion due to the La3+ ions occupying the Na+ sites results in the increase of crystallite size. Powder formation mechanisms for both non-doped NaTaO3 and La-doped NaTaO3 are proposed based on the experimental results. Keywords: La-doped sodium tantalum oxide, photocatalyst, sol-gel, perovskite, orthorhombic

  4. Avaliação do Potencial de Ligantes à Base de Sódio e Cinzas Volantes na Estabilização de Solos – Comparação com Soluções Tradicionais

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    Teixeira, Cidália Conceição Rocha

    2010-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado em Engenharia Civil As técnicas de melhoramento de solos assumem cada vez mais um papel fundamental na resolução de problemas relacionados com os solos de fundação. Por um lado, a indisponibilidade de solo com as capacidades necessárias no local da obra, e por outro, o custo financeiro e ambiental da substituição deste por outro com características mais adequadas, levam a que a opção pelo melhoramento do solo original seja cada vez mais equacionada, o que se reflect...

  5. Avaliação de adesivos à base de taninos de Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis e de Acacia mearnsii na fabricação de painéis aglomerados

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    Amélia Guimarães Carvalho; Roberto Carlos Costa Lelis; Alexandre Miguel do Nascimento

    2014-01-01

    http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509814588Este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliar os métodos para a extração dos taninos da casca do Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis, assim como verificar a viabilidade técnica de utilização dos taninos da casca de Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis, de Acacia mearnsii, de misturas de taninos de acácia negra e pinus e de misturas do adesivo ureia-formaldeído (UF) com taninos de acácia e pinus na produção de adesivos para aglomerados. As cascas de Pinus caribaea var. ba...

  6. Corrosion behavior of Mg–5Al based magnesium alloy with 1 wt.% Sn, Mn and Zn additions in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution

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    Nguyen Dang Nam

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    Full Text Available The corrosion properties of four Mg–5Al alloys with M-alloying elements (tin, manganese and zinc in a 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution were examined using electrochemical tests and surface analyses. The electrochemical results indicated that the addition of 1 wt.% M metal decreased the corrosion rate and hydrogen evolution rate of the Mg–5Al specimens. Moreover, the addition of 1Zn resulted in having the best corrosion resistance due to the interaction of Zn oxide with Mg and Al oxides which acted as a corrosion barrier.

  7. Supramolecular assembly based on a heteropolyanion: Synthesis and crystal structure of Na3(H2O)6[Al(OH)6Mo6O18]$\\cdot$2H2O

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    Vaddypally Shivaiah; Samar K Das

    2005-05-01

    Synthesis and structural characterization of a polyoxometalate compound Na3(H2O)6 [Al(OH)6Mo6O18]$\\cdot$2H2O (1) have been described. Compound 1 exhibits three-dimensional network structure in the solid state, which is assembled by Anderson-type heteropolyanions, [Al(OH)6Mo6O18]$_n^{3n-}$, as building blocks sharing sodium cations. 1 possesses ``sinuous" channels occupied by supramolecular water dimers as guests. Anderson anions, sodium-coordinated water and crystal water are additionally involved in an intricate hydrogen-bonding network in the crystal of 1.

  8. Os Processos Verbais Presentes nos Artigos Científicos da Revista Gestão e Secretariado: Uma Análise com Base na Linguística Sistêmico-Funcional

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    Keyla Christina Almeida Portela

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Este trabalho está inserido no Projeto SAL (Systemics across Languages que tem por objetivo apoiar pesquisas linguísticas que investigam a relação entre gramática e discurso em termos sistêmico-funcionais. O trabalho tem como objetivo analisar os processos verbais em 23 artigos científicos da revista Gestão e Secretariado, publicados online. Os processos verbais quando empregados, ratificam, esclarecem e explicam fatos ou situações, desempenhando um papel imprescindível na sustentação dos argumentos apresentados por autores frente à temática do texto. Como fundamentação teórica será utilizada a Linguística Sistêmico-Funcional (LSF, que estuda a língua em uso em diferentes contextos, desenvolvida por M.A.K Halliday (1985, 1994 e revista por Halliday e Matthiessen e outros. A pesquisa basearse-á na metafunção ideacional da Linguística Sistêmico-Funcional – que compreende a língua como atividade social, avaliando seus contextos de uso (HALLIDAY,1994 e HALLIDAY & MATTHIESSEN, 2004. No que se refere aos estudos sobre gêneros científicos, a pesquisa estará fundamentada em Bhatia (1993, Swales (1989, 1990, Swales & Feak (1999, Motta-Roth (1995, 2006 e outros. O gênero artigo científico é um gênero que serve como uma via de comunicação entre pesquisador, profissionais, professores e alunos de graduação e pós-graduação. Na análise dos dados, será observada a frequência dos processos do dizer e a sua relação com os participantes da oração (dizente e verbiagem. A metodologia utilizada será subsidiada pelo programa de Linguística de Corpus Wordsmith Tools 5.0 (Scott, 2009, mais especificamente as ferramentas wordList e concordance. Esta pesquisa pretende auxiliar o melhor entendimento de como os autores que publicam na revista Gestão e Secretariado utilizam dos processos do dizer.

  9. VPLIV NACIONALNE KULTURE NA ODVIJANJE POGAJANJ

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    Borko, Vanja

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    Vse več podjetij posluje na mednarodnih trgih, kjer se srečujejo s tujimi kulturami. Vzpostavitev poslovnega odnosa v tuji državi zahteva prilagojeno komunikacijo. Pogajanje je vrsta poslovne komunikacije, s katero želimo doseči dogovor. V diplomskem projektu smo ponazorili vpliv kulturnih razlik na odvijanje pogajanj. Projekt je razdeljen na pet poglavij. V uvodu predstavljamo glavni problem pogajanj, ki je nezadostna priprava na pogajanje in nerazumevanje medkulturnih razlik. Naslednje pogl...

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    Braga, Ataide R.

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    The purpose of this research is to investigate when a Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory management technique is a worthwhile approach to managing inventories. Some experts in the field maintain that the additional transportation costs derived from using JIT and its costs due to frequent shipping is more than offset by the reduction in inventory levels. In this study a simulation is developed using the cost structure of Naval Air Station Lemoore for managing a selected group of items. Lemoore is co...

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    Dobel, Tracy A.

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    This thesis examines progress toward gender integration at the Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Great Lakes, Illinois. The study is largely descriptive, and attempts to determine if gender discrimination or gender bias occurs in the Navy's recruit training classes. The study adopted a definition of gender discrimination and gender bias by the American Association of University Women in a 1992 evaluation of gender equity in the educational setting. Focus group interviews were conducted w...

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    Dunn, Joseph F.

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    The primary purpose of this thesis is to examine the legal ramifications of conducting Government Agency contracting on the Internet. The author proposes that the Internet is a suitable medium on which to process and conduct all aspects of Government contracting. The thesis examines the current legal issues surrounding contract formation across the open architecture of the Internet. The thesis then examines the latest cryptological schemes for both encryption and decryption and the logistical...

  13. Corpo e velhice na contemporaneidade

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    Gabriela Felten da Maia

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A inegável atenção dada ao corpo na sociedade inspirou a construção deste trabalho, visto que os imperativos atuais são a beleza, a forma e o vigor. A velhice e a inexorabilidade da morte apresentam-se para este ideal como incômodos que devem ser afastados através de diversos hábitos "saudáveis" e “rejuvenescedores”, como a ginástica, os cosméticos, as vitaminas, procedimentos estético-cirúrgicos, entre outros. O modo de “ser velho”, então, passa a ser configurado não mais por estereótipos negativos, mas a partir de um ethos em que os idosos são apresentados como saudáveis, joviais, engajados, produtivos e autoconfiantes. São corpos que ultrapassam as marcas do tempo, atléticos, firmes e lisos. Logo, aqueles que não aderem a este ethos podem tornar-se desviantes, estranhos, velhos, ultrapassados e precisam, portanto, serem descartados ou escamoteados. Tendo em vista estas questões, o presente trabalho propõe-se a discutir sobre o tema velhice, corpo e sociedade, na tentativa de problematizar sobre os atuais modos de subjetivação e o envelhecimento na contemporaneidade.

  14. NA50 quark-gluon plasma experiment

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    View of the NA50 detector, which studies quark-gluon plasma. The picture shows one of the six hodoscopes, made of 48 scintillator counters, used in the muon trigger of the NA50 spectrometer. The picture shows one of the six hodoscopes, made of 48 scintillator counters, used in the muon trigger of the NA50 spectrometer

  15. Fluid dilution and efficiency of Na(+) transport in a mathematical model of a thick ascending limb cell.

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    Nieves-González, Aniel; Clausen, Chris; Marcano, Mariano; Layton, Anita T; Layton, Harold E; Moore, Leon C

    2013-03-15

    Thick ascending limb (TAL) cells are capable of reducing tubular fluid Na(+) concentration to as low as ~25 mM, and yet they are thought to transport Na(+) efficiently owing to passive paracellular Na(+) absorption. Transport efficiency in the TAL is of particular importance in the outer medulla where O(2) availability is limited by low blood flow. We used a mathematical model of a TAL cell to estimate the efficiency of Na(+) transport and to examine how tubular dilution and cell volume regulation influence transport efficiency. The TAL cell model represents 13 major solutes and the associated transporters and channels; model equations are based on mass conservation and electroneutrality constraints. We analyzed TAL transport in cells with conditions relevant to the inner stripe of the outer medulla, the cortico-medullary junction, and the distal cortical TAL. At each location Na(+) transport efficiency was computed as functions of changes in luminal NaCl concentration ([NaCl]), [K(+)], [NH(4)(+)], junctional Na(+) permeability, and apical K(+) permeability. Na(+) transport efficiency was calculated as the ratio of total net Na(+) transport to transcellular Na(+) transport. Transport efficiency is predicted to be highest at the cortico-medullary boundary where the transepithelial Na(+) gradient is the smallest. Transport efficiency is lowest in the cortex where luminal [NaCl] approaches static head.

  16. Tradução, padrões e nuances: um estudo de Linguística de Corpus sobre diferentes prosódias semânticas na língua fonte e na língua alvo Translation, patterns and nuance: a study based on Corpus Linguistics about different semantic prosodies found in the source and target languages

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    Maria Cecília Lopes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo propomos uma discussão sobre a importância da prosódia semântica em traduções. Para tanto, estudamos sete itens lexicais analisados anteriormente por Coterril (2001, em inglês, que também ocorreram nos 162 textos jornalísticos do corpus paralelo desta pesquisa, formado por dados originalmente escritos em inglês (língua fonte e traduzidos para o português (língua-alvo. As ferramentas Alinhador, Concordanciador Paralelo (CEPRIL, LAEL, PUC-SP e WordSmith Tools 4 (SCOTT, 2004 foram usadas para a organização e o processamento dos dados. Como corpus de referência usou-se o Corpus do Português (DAVIES; FERREIRA, 2008. A análise mostrou resultados diferentes entre as prosódias semânticas de itens usados na língua fonte e na língua-alvo sugerindo que as escolhas tradutórias não imprimem o mesmo sentido do original. Concluimos este artigo sinalizando para a importância de estudos bilíngues que descrevam padrões lexicogramaticais, como a prosódia semântica, de maneira a contribuir para o estudo e a prática de tradução.This article aims to discuss the importance of semantic prosody in translation. Therefore, we present the analysis of seven lexical items previously studied in English by Coterril (2001 which also occurred in our parallel corpus (English-Portuguese composed by 162 journalistic texts. The methodology included data submitted to Alinhador Paralelo, Concordanciador Paralelo (CEPRIL, LAEL, PUC-SP and WordSmith Tools 4 (SCOTT, 2004. Corpus do Português (DAVIES; FERREIRA, 2008 was used as a reference corpus. The results showed different semantic prosody when comparing the itens used in the source and target languages (English-Portuguese. In our conclusion we offer some suggestions for future research considering two languages when investigating lexicogrammatical patterns such as the semantic prosody for Translation studies and practice.

  17. Ensino de geometria descritiva: inovando na metodologia

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    Regina Coeli Moraes Kopke

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Com base na observação, durante anos de magistério superior, na área de desenho, dos alunos de Engenharia, Matemática, Arquitetura e Artes, quanto às dificuldades encontradas por eles no aprendizado de desenho, em especial da Geometria Descritiva, é que nos propusemos, em 1999, lecionar essa disciplina para os cursos de Arquitetura e Artes, adotando uma metodologia diferente da convencional, para despertar, no aluno, o gosto pela disciplina e o desenvolvimento de uma habilidade pouco trabalhada na escola: a visão espacial. Mostrar para os alunos que essa disciplina não é difícil, mas apenas diferente daquilo que estudaram até então, tornou-se nossa meta. A visão espacial é uma habilidade mental localizada no lado direito do cérebro e, assim, quanto mais lúdica for esta aprendizagem, será mais bem assimilada. A proposta é iniciada no sentido de se trabalhar primeiro com sólidos: neles estarão os pontos, retas e planos normalmente abordados na metodologia convencional, nessa ordem. Como conclusão, tem-se que o importante é ressaltar o grande avanço que a Geometria Descritiva traz para quem quer representar graficamente qualquer coisa. Onde há planejamento, projeto e representação gráfica, aí estará a Geometria Descritiva.During many years observing the teaching of design at the Engineering, Mathematics, Architeture and Arts courses, we can note the difficulties of the students to learn it, specially the descriptive geometry. Because of that, we decided to teach this discipline to the Architeture and Arts courses, using a new metodology to make the students motivated to study and to learn, and trying to develop their their spatial vision. We want to show to the students that this discipline is not so difficult as they think, but show them that is only different. The spatial vision is a mental skill found at the right side of the brain and the more soft the learning is, the more it is assimilated by the brain. The

  18. Gestão do Conhecimento – GC – como recurso estratégico e fonte de Vantagem Competitiva Sustentável – VCS – na perspectiva Resource-based view – RBV – Knowledge Management – KM – used as a strategic resource and source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage – SCA – in the Resource-based view – RBV –

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    Virginia Aparecida Castro

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    Full Text Available A Gestão do Conhecimento – GC – busca integrar toda a organização ao conhecimento que pode ser criado, compartilhado e armazenado. Desta forma, este trabalho tem por objetivo evidenciar de que maneira a GC é utilizada como recurso estratégico e fonte de Vantagem Competitiva Sustentável – VCS – na perspectiva Resource based view – RBV –. É feito um levantamento na forma de censo junto aos alunos das turmas de pós-graduação lato sensu (MBA da FAGEN – Faculdade de Gestão e Negócios – da UFU – Universidade Federal de Uberlândia –, os quais atuam no mercado como gestores e possuem pelo menos um subordinado sob a sua liderança. Após uma revisão da literatura sobre GC e VCS estruturou-se o instrumento de pesquisa a partir do Diagnóstico de Gestão do Conhecimento criado por Bukowitz e Williams (2002 e do Framework VRIO proposto por Barney (1991,1995. Ao considerar o critério de desempenho global de 55%, o cálculo da média aponta um percentual de 70%. Porém, a GC é utilizada em um nível preliminar, pois nota-se que os gestores necessitam, além de reconhecerem a importância da GC, trabalharem para a sua efetiva implantação. Assim, a GC, alinhada ao plano estratégico global da empresa, poderá ser utilizada como recurso estratégico e fonte de VCS na perspectiva RBV.The Knowledge Management – KM – searches to integrate organization to the knowledge that can be created, shared and stored. This study aims to show how the KM is used as a strategic resource and source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage – SCA – in the Resource based view – RBV – perspective. We made a survey in the form of census with the students of  Master Business Administration – MBA of FAGEN – Faculdade de Gestão e Negócios – da UFU – Universidade Federal de Uberlândia –. This students are managers and have employees with your leadership. After a review of the literature on KM and SCA, we have structured the

  19. Conhecimento de adultos sobre o papel da atividade física na prevenção e tratamento de diabetes e hipertensão: estudo de base populacional no Sul do Brasil Public knowledge on the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and hypertension: a population-based study in southern Brazil

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    Alan G. Knuth

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o conhecimento dos adultos de Pelotas, Sul do Brasil, sobre o papel da atividade física na prevenção e tratamento de diabetes e hipertensão arterial, e os fatores associados aos conhecimentos. Foi realizado um estudo transversal de base populacional, com amostragem por conglomerados, incluindo 972 indivíduos de 20 a 69 anos. O conhecimento dos efeitos da atividade física na prevenção e tratamento foi maior para a hipertensão (82% do que para diabetes (47,2%. Para a prevenção de diabetes maiores conhecimentos se associaram ao sexo feminino (RP = 1,16; IC95%: 1,03-1,31, e no tratamento além destes, indivíduos ativos, obesos e de elevado nível econômico, tiveram maior conhecimento. Na prevenção da hipertensão, elevado conhecimento associou-se ao maior nível econômico (RP = 1,23; IC95%: 1,11-1,36. Quanto ao tratamento, mulheres, indivíduos ativos e obesos apresentaram maior conhecimento. Em síntese, o conhecimento sobre o papel da atividade física no tratamento de diabetes e hipertensão é maior, em comparação à prevenção; tal achado merece destaque, pois a capacidade de prevenção da atividade física não parece estar tão bem difundida em termos populacionais.The aim of this study was to evaluate public knowledge on the role of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and hypertension, and the factors associated with such knowledge. A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Pelotas, southern Brazil, including 972 adults aged 20 to 69 years, selected with a clustering protocol. Knowledge on the preventive and curative benefits of physical activity was higher for hypertension (87.2% than for diabetes (47.2%. Women were more knowledgeable on the role of physical activity in preventing diabetes (PR: 1.16; 95%CI: 1.03-1.31. In terms of treatment, greater knowledge was associated with female gender, current physical activity, obesity, subjects, and

  20. UV-Enhanced NaClO Oxidation of Nitric Oxide from Simulated Flue Gas

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    Full Text Available A wet de-NOx technique based on an UV-enhanced NaClO oxidation process was investigated for simulated flue gas of a diesel engine using a bench-scale reaction chamber. The effects of UV irradiation time, initial pH value, and available chlorine concentration of NaClO solution were studied, respectively. The results showed that when the UV irradiation time was 17.5 min and the initial pH value of NaClO solution was 6, NO removal efficiency of UV/NaClO solution was increased by 19.6% compared with that of NaClO solution. Meanwhile, when the available chlorine concentration of NaClO solution decreased from 0.1 wt% to 0.05 wt%, the enhancement in NO removal efficiency of UV/NaClO solution increased from 19.6% to 24%, compared with that of NaClO solution. The reaction pathways of NaClO solution photolysis and NO removal by UV/NaClO process were preliminarily discussed. The results suggested that HOCl might be the most active species that released many UV-induced photooxidants through photolysis reactions, which played an important role in NO removal process.

  1. Eventos adversos e segurança na assistência de enfermagem

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    Sabrina da Costa Machado Duarte; Marluci Andrade Conceição Stipp; Marcelle Miranda da Silva; Francimar Tinoco de Oliveira

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    Objetivo: identificar as publicações científicas sobre os eventos adversos na assistência de enfermagem em pacientes adultos hospitalizados e discutir os principais eventos adversos na assistência de enfermagem. Método: Revisão integrativa com abordagem qualitativa. Os dados foram coletados nas bases LILACS, MEDLINE, BDENF e na biblioteca SCIELO, e submetidos à análise temática. Resultados: emergiram três categorias: eventos adversos na assistência de enfermagem; principais causas dos eventos...

  2. Szkolne możliwości dodatkowego rozwoju ucznia - na przykładzie sprawności układu oddechowego = School additional opportunities for development of the student - based of the example of the respiratory system efficiency

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    Pujszo, Małgorzata; Drumińska, Ewelina; Wilczyńska, Sylwia; Zając, Magdalena; Stępniak, Robert

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    Pujszo Małgorzata, Drumińska Ewelina, Wilczyńska Sylwia, Zając Magdalena, Stępniak Robert. Szkolne możliwości dodatkowego rozwoju ucznia - na przykładzie sprawności układu oddechowego = School additional opportunities for development of the student - based of the example of the respiratory system efficiency. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2015;5(12):424-433. ISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.35570 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/2015%3B5%2812%...

  3. Assistência de enfermagem a um paciente infartado portador de HIV, baseada na teoria do autocuidado: estudo de caso La asistencia de enfermería a un paciente infartado portador de vih, basado en la teoría del autocuidado: estudio de caso The nursing assistance to patient myocardio infarction with hiv, based on the theory of to be careful: case study

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    Gabriela Silvestre de Lima; Tatiana de Medeiros Colletti Cavalcante; Adriana Paula Jordão Isabella; Adriana da Silva Magalhães

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    OBJETIVO: Aplicar a Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem (SAE) a um paciente portador de HIV e infartado. MÉTODOS: Trata-se de um estudo de caso realizado em um hospital escola localizado na região metropolitana de São Paulo, em novembro de 2003, utilizando a Sistematização da Assistência de Enfermagem e propondo diagnósticos de enfermagem com base na taxonomia II NANDA bem como as intervenções de enfermagem relacionadas. RESULTADOS: Os principais diagnósticos de enfermagem identificad...

  4. A gastronomia como fator de influência na escolha de destinações turísticas – base de estudo balneário Camboriú (SC-Brasil

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    Rodolfo Wendhausen Krause

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo busca avaliar quais os fatores relacionados à gastronomia que influenciam o turista a escolher um determinado destino turístico. Busca-se, também, identificar como a gastronomia é vista em relação à cultura da localidade: o turista vê na gastronomia uma forma de conhecer a cultura local? Esse fato é significativo na escolha de uma destinação? As respostas foram obtidas através de uma metodologia hipotético-dedutiva aliada à estatística descritiva, com a aplicação de um instrumento de pesquisa resultando em 400 entrevistas estruturadas e questionários válidos para cada ano. A pesquisa cobriu os verões de 2006 e 2011 no município de Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Como principal resultado foi criado um agrupamento de turistas por características relacionadas aos aspectos da alimentação, que permitiu a elaboração dos conceitos Cliente Gourmet , Cliente Apreciador e Cliente Alimentação, cada um desses com uma percepção específica sobre a importância da gastronomia e da cultura para o turismo.

  5. Sodium Chloride, NaCl/{\\epsilon} : New Force Field

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    2015-01-01

    A new computational model for Sodium Chloride, the NaCl/{\\epsilon}, is proposed. The Force Fields employed here for the description of the NaCl is based on a set of radial particle-particle pair potentials involving Lennard-Jones (LJ) and Coulombic forces. The parameterization is obtained fitting the density of the crystal and the density and the dielectric constant of the mixture of salt with water at diluted solution. Our model shows good agreement with the experimental values for the densi...

  6. A construção de tecnologias de atenção em saúde com base na promoção da saúde La construción de tecnologías en salud basadas en la promoción de la salud Building health care technologies based on health promotion

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    Anna Maria Chiesa

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo de reflexão discute as bases teórico-metodológicas da Promoção da Saúde e seu potencial na construção de tecnologias de caráter emancipatório, bem como a complexidade de pesquisas de avaliação de ações nesse campo. Para tanto, descreve e analisa um projeto de promoção de desenvolvimento infantil, construído segundo as bases da Promoção da Saúde na vertente crítica e implementado por equipes de saúde da família em regiões prioritárias no município de São Paulo, e pesquisas de avaliação de suas tecnologias e estratégias de implantação. Conclui que o referencial da Promoção da Saúde contribuiu para reorientação das ações dos profissionais para a atenção integral e fortalecimento dos potenciais de saúde das crianças e famílias e que as pesquisas de avaliação de ações no campo da Promoção demandam instrumentos e abordagens múltiplos, que possibilitem abranger a complexidade de processos e resultados das ações.El artículo discute la contribución de las bases teóricas y metodológicas de la promoción de la salud y tecnologías hacia la emancipación del sujeto. También plantea la complejidad de investigaciones para evaluar las acciones en este campo. Se describió y analizó un proyecto para de promoción del desarrollo infantil elaborado con base en los principios de la promoción de la salud en su vertiente crítica. El proyecto se desarrolló en regiones prioritarias de la ciudad de São Paulo a cargo de equipos de salud de la familia. Las investigaciones relativas a este proyecto evaluaron las tecnologías y estrategias de implementación. Se concluyó que la adopción de los principios de la promoción de la salud ha contribuido en la reorientación de las prácticas de los profesionales sanitarios con vistas a la atención integral y el fortalecimiento de salud de los niños y sus familias. Las investigaciones para evaluar las acciones a nivel de la promoción de la salud

  7. Solid state diffusion of NaCl into NaY zeolite studied by positron annihilation

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    A series of samples, prepared from mechanical mixtures of NaCl with NaY zeolite and resulting in the dispersion of NaCl in NaY, was studied by position annihilation spectroscopy. We measured the positron lifetime spectroscopy as a function of the weight ratio of the NaCl-NaY zeolite heated at 500 degree C for 1 h, as a function of the heating temperature held for 1 h, and as a function of the heating duration at 500 degree C for NaCl/NaY (15%). All the lifetime spectra were resolved into five components, in which the third, fourth and fifth components are related to the positron annihilation in β cage, supercage and interface void respectively. The experimental results showed that position annihilation spectroscopy is sensitive to the change of the dispersion of NaCl in NaY zeolite

  8. Sodium Chloride, NaCl/ϵ: New Force Field.

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    Fuentes-Azcatl, Raúl; Barbosa, Marcia C

    2016-03-10

    A new computational model for sodium chloride, the NaCl/ϵ, is proposed. The force field employed for the description of the NaCl is based on a set of radial particle-particle pair potentials involving Lennard-Jones (LJ) and Coulombic forces. The parametrization is obtained by fitting the density of the crystal and the density and the dielectric constant of the mixture of the salt with water at a diluted solution. Our model shows good agreement with the experimental values for the density and for the surface tension of the pure system, and for the density, the viscosity, the diffusion, and the dielectric constant for the mixture with water at various molal concentrations. The NaCl/ϵ together with the water TIP4P/ϵ models provide a good approximation for studying electrolyte solutions. PMID:26890321

  9. Estudo de base populacional dos fatores associados à incapacidade funcional entre idosos na Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil A population-based study on factors associated with functional disability among older adults in the Great Metropolitan Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    Karla C. Giacomin

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar os fatores associados à incapacidade funcional entre idosos na Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. O modelo teórico adotado foi baseado em características predisponentes (sócio-demográficas, fatores extra-individuais (apoio social, uso de serviços de saúde e intra-individuais (condições de saúde. Participaram do estudo 1.786 idosos (> 60 anos selecionados por meio de amostra probabilística. A variável dependente foi a incapacidade funcional, definida como incapacidade leve ou moderada (alguma dificuldade e grave (total dependência para realizar atividades da vida diária. A prevalência da incapacidade foi de 16% (8% leve e 8% grave. Idade e pior auto-avaliação da saúde apresentaram associações positivas e independentes com ambos os níveis de incapacidade. Hipertensão e artrite apresentaram associações com incapacidade leve ou moderada, enquanto diabetes e acidente vascular cerebral apresentaram associações com incapacidade grave. Associação negativa com incapacidade grave foi observada para visita de amigos nos últimos trinta dias. Esses resultados mostram que as condições crônicas associadas à incapacidade na população estudada são passíveis de prevenção e que o apoio social externo à família é menor em idosos com incapacidade grave.This study assessed factors associated with functional disability in old age in Greater Metropolitan Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The theoretical model was based on predisposing (socio-demographic, extra-individual (social support, use of health services, and intra-individual factors (health conditions. The study was conducted in a probabilistic sample of 1,786 subjects aged > 60 years. The dependent variable was disability defined as mild (some difficulty or severe (total dependence in performing at least one basic activity of daily living. Prevalence of disability was 16% (8% mild; 8% severe

  10. Impact of childhood stress on psychopathology Impacto de estresse na infância na psicopatologia

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    Elisa Brietzke

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Advances in our knowledge of mental disorder (MD genetics have contributed to a better understanding of their pathophysiology. Nonetheless, several questions and doubts persist. Recent studies have focused on environmental influences in the development of MDs, and the advent of neuroscientific methodologies has provided new perspectives. Early life events, such as childhood stress, may affect neurodevelopment through mechanisms such as gene-environment interactions and epigenetic regulation, thus leading to diseases in adulthood. The aim of this paper is to review the evidence regarding the role of the environment, particularly childhood stress, in the pathophysiology of MD. METHODOLOGY: We reviewed articles that evaluated environmental influences, with a particular focus on childhood trauma, brain morphology, cognitive functions, and the development of psychopathology and MD. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: MRI studies have shown that exposure to trauma at an early age can result in several neurostructural changes, such as the reduction of the hippocampus and corpus callosum. Cognitive performance and functioning are also altered in this population. Finally, childhood stress is related to an increased risk of developing MD such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and substance abuse. We conclude that there is robust evidence of the role of the environment, specifically adverse childhood experiences, in various aspects of MD.OBJETIVO: Avanços no conhecimento da genética dos transtornos mentais (TM contribuíram para um melhor entendimento de suas bases fisiopatológicas. No entanto, dúvidas e questões ainda persistem. Estudos recentes têm se concentrado nas influências do ambiente no desenvolvimento de TM, e o advento de metodologias neurocientíficas oferece novas perspectivas. Eventos precoces de vida, como estresse na infância, podem ser capazes de alterar o neurodesenvolvimento através de mecanismos como intera

  11. Silicene for Na-ion battery applications

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    Zhu, Jiajie; Schwingenschlögl, Udo

    2016-09-01

    Na-ion batteries are promising candidates to replace Li-ion batteries in large scale applications because of the advantages in natural abundance and cost of Na. Silicene has potential as the anode in Li-ion batteries but so far has not received attention with respect to Na-ion batteries. In this context, freestanding silicene, a graphene-silicene-graphene heterostructure, and a graphene-silicene superlattice are investigated for possible application in Na-ion batteries, using first-principles calculations. The calculated Na capacities of 954 mAh/g for freestanding silicene and 730 mAh/g for the graphene-silicene superlattice (10% biaxial tensile strain) are highly competitive and potentials of \\gt 0.3 {{V}} against the Na{}+/Na potential exceed the corresponding value of graphite. In addition, the diffusion barriers are predicted to be \\lt 0.3 {eV}.

  12. (Incomunicabilidade e tolerância na educação: notas a partir de Nietzsche e Merleau-Ponty (Incommunicability and tolerance in education: notes based on Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty

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    Cleber Gibbon Ratto

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O ensaio recoloca a questão do silêncio diante da (disfunção social da linguagem na Educação. Assume que o prestígio das narrativas e sua ampla difusão nos espaços educativos respondem a uma nova modalidade de controle social, numa sociedade pautada pelo fascínio da linguagem e da comunicação, supostos operadores da tolerância como valor social desejável. Sustenta que a carência de um tratamento mais criterioso das diferentes posições filosóficas sobre a linguagem acaba provocando um efeito simplificador: o prestígio das perspectivas historicistas instaladoras de verdades supostamente metalinguísticas e/ou uma popularização da ingênua noção de autocriação narrativa. São percorridos sumariamente dois exemplares que permitem um contraponto à transparência comunicativa, onde o silêncio surge como forma particular de expressão: Merleau-Ponty, em "A linguagem indireta e as vozes do silêncio" e Nietzsche, em "Convalescença". Ao cabo, retomamos o tema da tolerância na Educação para recolocá-lo no trabalhoso lugar da luta política, nada transparente ou apaziguador.This study returns to the issue of silence in face of the social (dis function of language in Education. We assume that the prestige of the narratives and their wide diffusion in educational contexts respond to a new way of social control, in a society guided by the charm of language and communication, supposed operators of tolerance as a desirable social value. We sustain that the lack of a more judicious treatment of the different philosophical positions regarding language ends up provoking a simplifying effect: the prestige of the historicist perspectives which establish supposedly metalinguistic truths and/or a popularization of the naïve notion of narrative self-creation. Two models that are in counterpoint to communicative transparency and where silence appears as a particular way of expression are briefly examined.: Merleau-Ponty in "The indirect

  13. Condições microbiológicas e de ocorrência do caramujo terrestre africano na cidade de Araguaína no Estado do Tocantins

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    Lilyan Luizaga Monteiro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Com base na grande incidência da espécie invasora de caramujo africano, Achatina fulica, na cidade de Araguaína, objetivamos investigar a relação existente entre as condições microbiológicas do caramujo e a ocorrência deste nas hortas domésticas na cidade. Foram seguidas metodologias laboratoriais na determinação de presença/ausência de microrganismos na superfície do caramujo, assim como de fungos filamentosos. Para complementar o trabalho foram entrevistados cento e um (101 moradores domiciliados em dezenove setores de Araguaína. Os resultados microbiológicos da superfície do caramujo apresentam valores acima de 1,2x105 UFC/g de bactérias heterotróficas, foram também isolados fungos dos gêneros Aspergillus, Penicillum, Trichophyton e Cryptococcus. No levantamento por entrevista, 86% dos entrevistados relataram uma alta incidência do caramujo nos seus domicílios no período chuvoso e 50% deles afirmaram ter algum tipo de canteiro em casa, porém 85% desconhecem as doenças que poderiam ser transmitidas por este caramujo. Concluímos que existe uma elevada contaminação microbiológica na superfície dos caramujos analisados, o que combinado com a preferencia pelos produtos de hortas domesticas desconhecendo os riscos que a invasão por caramujos pode acarretar, indicam a necessidade de ampliar o conhecimento sobre a determinação das condições de risco inerentes a A. fulica, assim como sua divulgação na sociedade araguaínense sobre seus efeitos, não somente na saúde das pessoas mas também na produtividade da agricultura artesanal.

  14. Dielectric, ferroelectrics properties and impedance spectroscopy analysis of the [(Na0.535K0.480)0.966Li0.058](Nb0.90Ta0.10)O3-based lead-free ceramics

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    Saidi, M.; Chaouchi, A.; D'Astorg, S.; Rguiti, M.; Courtois, C.

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    Polycrystalline of [(Na0.535K0.480)0.966Li0.058](Nb0.90Ta0.10)O3 samples were prepared using the high-temperature solid-state reaction technique. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis indicates the formation of a single-phase with orthorhombic structure. AC impedance plots were used as tool to analyze the electrical behavior of the sample as a function of frequency at different temperatures. The AC impedance studies revealed the presence of grain effect, from 425°C onwards. Complex impedance analysis indicated non-Debye type dielectric relaxation. The Nyquist plot showed the negative temperature coefficient of resistance (NTCR) characteristic of NKLNT. The AC conductivity results were used to correlate with the barrier hopping (CBH) model to evaluate the binding energy (Wm), the minimum hopping distance (Rmin), the density of states at Fermi level (N(Ef)), and the activation energy of the compound.

  15. Proposta de Implementação do Custeio Baseado em Atividades na Gestão de Serviços Odontológicos = Implementation proposal of activity-based costing in the management of dental services

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    Karyn de Castro Serratine; Fabiano Maury Raupp

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    O artigo tem por objetivo estruturar uma proposta de implementação do custeio baseado em atividades na gestão de serviços odontológicos. Foi realizada uma pesquisa descritiva, por meio de um estudo de caso, com abordagem predominantemente qualitativa. O estudo inicia com uma incursão teórica nos fundamentos que sustentam o estudo empírico, abordando a importância da gestão estratégica de custos, o custeio baseado em atividades – ABC e a utilização do ABC em empresas de saúde. Após, são aprese...

  16. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce com a aplicação de 13 itens.

  17. The NA52 strangelet search

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    Weber, M; Baglin, C; Beck, H P; Borer, K; Bussière, A; Elsener, K; Gorodetzky, P; Guillaud, J P; Kabana, S; Klingenberg, R; Lehmann, G; Lindén, T; Lohmann, K D; Mommsen, R K; Moser, U; Pretzl, Klaus P; Schacher, J; Spiwoks, R; Tuominiemi, Jorma

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    The NA52 experiment searches for long-lived charged strangelets in 158 a GeV c/sup -1/ Pb+Pb collisions at CERN SPS. The experiment is able to identify single particles coming from the collisions at p/sub t/=0. We collected 10/sup 13/ Pb+Pb interactions looking for negatively charged strangelets and 3*10/sup 11/ Pb+Pb interactions for positively charged ones. No evidence for the production of strangelets has been observed. We present here resulting experimental differential and total upper production limits. (8 refs).

  18. OGLED FIZIKALNIH EKSPERIMENTOV NA DALJAVO

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    Hladen, Sašo

    2012-01-01

    Fizikalni eksperiment je najosnovnejše in najpomembnejše orodje za motivacijo, razlago snovi, utrjevanje in dokazovanje fizikalnih pojavov in zakonov. V drugem poglavju smo govorili o uporabi računalnika v izobraževanju in fiziki. Govorimo o zgodovinskem vključevanju računalnika v izobraževanje, o značilnostih fizikalnih eksperimentov in uporabi računalnika pri pouku fizike. Govorimo še o tipu aplikacij, ki omogočajo spremljanje in izvajanje fizikalnih eksperimentov na daljavo, ter spoznam...

  19. Design pistole na laser game

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    2014-01-01

    Předmětem této bakalářské práce je design pistole na laser game. Cílem je vytvořit funkční návrh futuristické zbraně respektující technické, ergonomické a estetické požadavky. The main subject of this bachelor thesis is to design the laser game gun. The goal of the design is to create a functional concept of futuristic gun respecting technical, ergonomic and aesthetic requirements. D

  20. On the entangled growth of NaTaO3 cubes and Na2Ti3O7 wires in sodium hydroxide solution.

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    Baumann, Stefan O; Liu, Chang; Elser, Michael J; Sternig, Andreas; Siedl, Nicolas; Berger, Thomas; Diwald, Oliver

    2013-07-29

    The entangled growth of sodium titanate Na2Ti3O7 nanowires and sodium tantalate NaTaO3 cubes was investigated with electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and UV diffuse reflectance spectroscopy. Depending on the composition of the Ta2O5- and TiO2-particle-based powder mixtures, which served as educts, we observed different types of hybridization effects. These include the titanium-induced contraction of the NaTaO3 perovskite-type unit cell and the generation of electronic defect states in NaTaO3 that give rise to optical subbandgap transitions and tantalum-induced limitations of the Na2Ti3O7 nanowire growth. The transformation from Ta2O5 to NaTaO3 occurs through a dissolution-recrystallization process. A systematic analysis of the impact of different titanium sources on NaTaO3 dispersion and, thus, on the properties of the entangled nanostructures revealed that a perfect intermixture of cubes and nanowires can only be achieved when titanate nanosheets emerge during transformation as reaction intermediates and shield nucleation and growth of isolated NaTaO3 cubes. The here demonstrated approach can be highly instrumental for understanding the nucleation and growth of composite and entangled nanostructures in solution and--at the same time--provides an interesting new class of photoactive composite materials.

  1. Effect of carbamide peroxide-based bleaching agents containing fluoride or calcium on tensile strength of human enamel Efeito de agentes clareadores à base de peróxido de carbamida contendo fluoreto e cálcio na resistência à tração do esmalte humano

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    Marcelo Giannini

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of carbamide peroxide-based bleaching agents (CPG containing fluoride (CF or calcium (CCa on the ultimate tensile strength of enamel (UTS. METHOD: A "cube-like" resin composite structure was built-up on the occlusal surface of twenty-two sound third molars to facilitate specimen preparation for the micro-tensile test. The restored teeth were serially sectioned in buccal-lingual direction in slices with approximate 0.7 mm thickness. Each slice was trimmed with a fine diamond bur to reduce the buccal, internal slope enamel of the cusps to a dumb-bell shape with a cross-sectional area at the "neck" of less than 0.5 mm². The samples were randomly divided into 12 groups (n=11. The control groups were not submitted to the bleaching regimen. Specimens were treated with 10% CPG gel or with 10% CPG formulations containing CF (0.2% and 0.5% or CCa (0.05% and 0.2%. Bleached groups received the application of the 10% CPGs for 6 hours/day at 37º C, during 14 consecutive days and were stored in artificial saliva (AS or 100% relative humidity (RH among each application. After bleaching, specimens were tested with the microtensile method at 0.5 mm/min. Data were analyzed by two-way ANOVA and Tukey test (5%. RESULTS: No significant difference was observed between groups stored in AS or RH. Specimens treated with CF or CCa presented similar UTS as unbleached control groups. CONCLUSION: Either 10% CPG formulations containing CF or CCa can preserve the UTS after bleaching regimen.OBJETIVO: O propósito deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de agents clareadores à base de peróxido de carbamida (CPG contendo fluoreto (CF e cálcio (CCa na resistência à tração do esmalte (UTS. MÉTODO: Um bloco de resina composta foi confeccionada na superfície oclusal de vinte e dois terceiros molars hígidos para facilitar a preparação dos espécimes para o teste de micro-tração. Os dentes restaurados foram

  2. Thermodynamic Phase And Chemical Equilibrium At 0-110 C For The H+-K+-Na+-Cl--H2O System Up To 16 Molal And The HNO3-H2O System Up To 20 Molal Using An Association-Based Pitzer Model Compatible With ASPEN Plus

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    Nichols,T.T.; Taylor,D.D.

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    A status is presented of the parameterization during FY2003 of an association-based Pitzer model to simulate chemical and phase equilibria of acid-chloride-nitrate-mercury aqueous electrolyte systems at 0-100 C within the industry-standard process simulator, ASPEN Plus. Compatibility with ASPEN Plus requires that the Pitzer model used be limited to the third virial coefficient and have the values of b and a1 as originally proposed by Pitzer. Two aqueous models for 0-110 C at atmospheric pressure were parameterized in FY03. The model for the aqueous H+-K+-Na+-Cl- system is applicable for 0-16 molal, and the HNO3-H2O for 0-20 molal. An association-based Pitzer activity coefficient model is combined with Henry's law to predict activity/osmotic coefficient and VLE. The chloride model also predicts KCl and NaCl solubility, while the nitric acid model has the unique capability of predicting extent of dissociation with an average absolute deviation of 1.43%. The association-based approach presented here extends the utility of the molality-based Pitzer model past 6 molal to predict activity/osmotic coefficients up to 16-20 molal. The association-based approach offers the additional benefits of predicting extent of dissociation and of allowing the Pitzer model to be fully utilized in commercial simulators, such as ASPEN Plus, that require accounting for association to implement Henry's law. The Pitzer models presented here provide the chemical process simulation engineer with a superior alternative to the Electrolyte NRTL model that can easily be used in ASPEN Plus.

  3. Discurso e prática religiosa nas Comunidades Eclesiais de Base italianas e brasileiras: um estudo comparativo com base na teoria da mudança social de Max Weber (Speech and religious practice in the Basic Ecclesial Communities in Italy and Brazil

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    Marinete Luzia Francisca de Souza

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    Full Text Available Este estudo é uma reflexão sobre  o discurso e a prática nas comunidades Eclesiais de Base no Brasil e na Itália. Buscamos demonstrar, a partir de uma pesquisa empírica e teórica, as relações entres duas Comunidades Eclesiais de Base, a Comunidade San Paolo (Roma-IT e a Prelazia de São Félix (Mato Gross-BR, demonstrando que estas baseiam-se em dois elementos: resultam das discussões  advindas do Concílio Vaticano II e estão fortemente ligadas a seus líderes. E, ainda, que tais comunidades ligam-se por fortes laços simbólicos. Este fato permitiu-nos concluir  que a Teologia da Libertação empenhou-se em promover mudanças sociais e em criar um corpo simbólico que a corroborasse. Tais análises foram sustentadas pela teoria da transformação social de Max Weber e, ainda, pelos estudos  de Karl Mannheim e de  Glock e Stark. Palavras-chaves:Transformação social, Teologia da Libertação, prática, discurso. Abstract This study is a reflection of the discourse and practice on the Basic Ecclesial communities in Brazil and Italy. We try to show, from an empirical and theoretical research, the relations between two Christian Base Communities: the San Paolo Community (Rome – IT and the Prelature of São Félix (BR – Mato Grosso, based on two factors: the result of discussions arising out of Vatican II, and the strong link to its leaders. Such communities bind by strong symbolic ties that really allowed us to conclude that Liberation Theology endeavored to promote social changes and to create a symbolic body that corroborates it. Such analysis was supported by the theory of social transformation of Max Weber, by the studies of Karl Mannheim and Glock and Stark. Keywords: Social Transformation; Liberation Theology, Practice, Discourse.

  4. Micotoxinas e Micotoxicoses na Avicultura

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    Santurio JM

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta revisão tem como objetivo principal mostrar, baseado em dezenas de pesquisas realizadas, os efeitos tóxicos das micotoxinas aflatoxinas, tricotecenos, zealenona e fumonisinas sobre o desempenho das aves. O descobrimento das propriedades hepatotóxicas e hepatocarcinogênicas de algumas linhagens de Aspergillus flavus e A. parasiticus em perus, na Inglaterra, no início da década de 1960, seguida pela elucidação da estrutura de seus metabólitos tóxicos, as aflatoxinas, deu novo enfoque e prioridade para a pesquisa sobre micotoxinas. Análises de aflatoxinas realizadas no Laboratório de Análises Micotoxicológicas (LAMIC da Universidade Fedaral de Santa Maria, entre os anos de 1986 e janeiro de 2000, em 15.600 amostras de alimentos destinados principalmente ao consumo animal, demonstram que no milho analisado, 41,9% das amostras estavam contaminadas por aflatoxinas. Em surtos de aflatoxicose no campo, uma das características mais marcantes é a má absorção que se manifesta como partículas de ração mal digeridas na excreta das aves. Também observa-se, em frangos e poedeiras que recebem AFL, extrema palidez das mucosas e pernas. Dietas deficientes em riboflavina ou colecalciferol (vit. D tornaram frangos sensíveis, nos índices de desenvolvimento corporal, a concentrações muito baixas de AFL. O efeito aflatoxina nos frangos é maior na fase inicial de crescimento, ou seja, quando as aves ingeriram aflatoxina nos primeiros 21 dias de vida, e quanto maior o nível de stress do lote, menor a quantidade de AFL para afetar negativamente seu desempenho, seja na produção de carne ou de ovos. As principais micotoxinas do grupo dos tricotecenos são: toxina T-2; deoxynivalenol (DON; diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS, todas produzidas através de diversas espécies de fungos do gênero Fusarium. Além dos tricotecenos, o fusarium também pode produzir zearalenona e fumonisinas. Dessas fusarium-toxinas, somente toxina T-2 gera patologias s

  5. Morphological tuning and enhanced luminescence of NaEuF4 nano-/submicro-crystals

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    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • NaEuF4 nano-/submicro-crystals were prepared via hydrothermal process. • The pH and Cit3−/Eu3+ ratio have an important role in the growth of NaEuF4. • Enhanced luminescence was observed in NaEuF4 spheres with smaller size. • J–O theory was used for analysis of luminescent properties of NaEuF4 phosphor. - Abstract: NaEuF4 nano-/submicro-crystals with various morphologies including regular nano-spheres, submicro-spheres, submicro-spindles and hexagonal submicro-rods were prepared through a facile hydrothermal process by adjusting the pH value and the molar ratio of Na3Cit/Eu3+ in the precursor solution. The resultants were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). The possible formation mechanisms for the morphology-varied NaEuF4 crystals were proposed based on the FE-SEM observation. The luminescent properties of NaEuF4 spheres with different particle size were studied. It was found that the luminescent intensities of NaEuF4 spheres increase with the decrease of particle size. Finally, the mechanism of luminescent enhancement was discussed

  6. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM T-25 AND T-27 MILITARY AIRCRAFTS AT PIRASSUNUNGA AIR BASE - SP, BRAZIL = EMISSÕES DE GASES DE EFEITO ESTUFA GERADAS POR AERONAVES MILITARES T-25 E T-27, NA BASE AÉREA DE PIRASSUNUNGA - SP

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    Carlos Roberto Sanquetta

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Aviation sector contributes with 2% of global CO2 emissions from anthropogenic sources. In Brazil, 1.8% of the emissions from the fuel are allocated to the sector. Scientific publications on GHG (Greenhouse Gases emissions for military aviation in Brazil are not available. This work quantifies the GHG emissions in two types of aircraft used to transport and training in the Air Base Pirassununga - SP: T - 25 and T-27. Flight times and fuel consumption (gasoline and jet fuel were evaluated for the years 2010 and 2011. From the emission factors were calculated CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions for the two aircraft models in the biennium. The total emission of the T-25 was 696.87 tCO2eq for the two-year period, resulting in an average of 348.43 tCO2eq/year, whereas for the T-27, the two-year emissions were 5,311.40 tCO2eq, i.e. 2,655.70 tCO2eq/year. The sum of both types of aircraft emissions results in 6,008.27 tCO2eq, or 3,004.14 tCO2eq/year. T-27’s emissions represent 88% and T-25’s 12%. The inventoried emission is equivalent to the GHG emissions of 1,311 small flex cars running 2,000 km/month during a whole year. It was concluded that the T-27’s emissions area greater than T-25’s due to its higher fuel consumption and higher emission factor of the jet fuel compared to aviation gasoline (used by T-25, as well as due to the greater use of this type of aircraft at the Air Base. = O setor de aviação contribui com 2% das emissões mundiais de CO2 por fontes antrópicas. No Brasil, 1,8% das emissões derivadas dos combustíveis são atribuídos ao setor. Não constam na literatura e demais meios de técnico-científicos publicações que reportem inventários de GEEs (Gases de Efeito Estufa para a aviação militar no Brasil. Este trabalho quantifica as emissões de GEEs em dois tipos de aeronaves usadas para transporte e treinamento na Base Aérea de Pirassununga-SP: T-25 e T-27. Foram avaliadas as horas de voo e o consumo de combust

  7. The Alto Paraguay Alkaline Province: petrographic, geochemical and geochronological characteristics; Provincia alcalina Alto Paraguai: caracteristicas petrograficas, geoquimicas e geocronologicas

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    Velazquez Fernandez, Victor

    1996-12-31

    The Alto Paraguay Province is located at the border of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraguay, between the coordinates 21 deg 10{sup `}to 23 deg 25{sup `}of Southern latitude and 57 deg 10{sup `} to 58 deg 00{sup `}, having the city of Porto Murtinho as the main reference point. The geotectonic domain of the area is governed by the precambric units of the Southern extreme of the Amazonic craton which developed a long and accentuated activity, giving rise to folds and important faults, that in several cases seem to have exerted an effective control of the magmatic manifestations. Radiometric data indicate that the emplacement of the syenitic bodies took place in the Permo-Triassic period, with a major incidence in the interval 260-240 Ma, representing thus, an important phase of alkaline magmatic affinity associated to the Parana Basin which is believed is to be unique, since the other known areas (Central, Amambay and Rio Apa Provinces, Paraguay, Velasco Province, Bolivia) are considerably younger (140-120 Ma). Syenitic rocks from the Alto Paraguay Province show wide variation in the ratio {sup 87} Sr/{sup 86} Sr (0.703361 - 0.707734). Excluding the Cerro Boggiani rocks (0.703837-0.707734), values for the nepheline syenites (0.703361-0.703672) general lower than those of the other syenites types. Alkaline syenites cover the interval 0.703510- 0.703872, while quartz syenites and syenogranites are 0.704562 and 0.707076, respectively. geologic evidence, in addition to petrographic, geochemical and isotopic (Sr) data, suggest that the syenitic rocks have been derived from an unique mantelic parental liquid, by fractional crystallization and assimilation processes, which are assumed to be occurred during the emplacement of the magma in the crust. (author) 124 refs., 52 figs., 7 tabs.

  8. Objetivos de seleção e valores econômicos de características de importância econômica para um sistema de produção de leite a pasto na Região Sudeste Breeding goals and economic values for pasture based milk production systems in the Southeast region of Brazil

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    Vera Lúcia Cardoso

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    Full Text Available Como parte de um estudo para o desenvolvimento de estratégias de seleção envolvendo animais da raça Holandesa e mestiços (Holandês x Zebu na região sudeste do Brasil, foram derivados valores econômicos para volume de leite (V, produção de gordura (G e de proteína (P, idade ao primeiro parto (IPP, peso adulto (PA e vida útil no rebanho (VU, para um sistema de produção de leite a pasto com vacas mestiças (Holandês x Zebu. O manejo alimentar foi baseado no pastejo rotacionado de capim-elefante durante a estação chuvosa e suplementação volumosa de silagem de milho na época da seca. O fornecimento de concentrados foi na base de 1 kg de concentrado para 2,5 kg de leite, quando as produções individuais excediam 6 kg de leite/dia. Foram realizadas análises de sensibilidade para avaliar o impacto das mudanças no sistema de pagamento e variações no preço do leite sobre os valores econômicos das características estudadas. Foram também derivados valores econômicos considerando-se como fonte alternativa de suplementação volumosa na seca a mistura cana-de-açúcar + uréia. Os valores econômicos (US$, de acordo com o sistema de pagamento corrente para V, G, P, IPP, PA e VU, foram, respectivamente, 0,15; -0,48; -0,31; -0,11; 0,08 e 0,04. Os resultados das análises de sensibilidade são apresentados e discutidos.As part of a preliminary study on the design of a breeding program involving Holstein Friesian and crossbred cattle (Holstein x Zebu in the Southeast region of Brazil, economic values for milk volume (V, fat (F and protein (P production, age at first calving (AFC, mature body weight (MBW and herd life (HL were derived for a pasture based milk production system of crossbred cattle (Holstein x Zebu. The feeding regime was based on rotational grazing of elephantgrass during the rainy season and grazing plus maize silage during the dry season. Concentrates were fed when daily individual productions exceed 6-kg milk (1 kg

  9. A new classification of foods based on the extent and purpose of their processing Uma nova classificação de alimentos baseada na extensão e propósito do seu processamento

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    Carlos Augusto Monteiro

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a new food classification which assigns foodstuffs according to the extent and purpose of the industrial processing applied to them. Three main groups are defined: unprocessed or minimally processed foods (group 1, processed culinary and food industry ingredients (group 2, and ultra-processed food products (group 3. The use of this classification is illustrated by applying it to data collected in the Brazilian Household Budget Survey which was conducted in 2002/2003 through a probabilistic sample of 48,470 Brazilian households. The average daily food availability was 1,792 kcal/person being 42.5% from group 1 (mostly rice and beans and meat and milk, 37.5% from group 2 (mostly vegetable oils, sugar, and flours, and 20% from group 3 (mostly breads, biscuits, sweets, soft drinks, and sausages. The share of group 3 foods increased with income, and represented almost one third of all calories in higher income households. The impact of the replacement of group 1 foods and group 2 ingredients by group 3 products on the overall quality of the diet, eating patterns and health is discussed.Este artigo descreve uma nova classificação de alimentos baseada na extensão e propósito do processamento industrial usado na sua produção. Três grupos são definidos: alimentos não processados ou minimamente processados (grupo 1, alimentos processados utilizados como ingredientes de preparações culinárias ou pela indústria de alimentos (grupo 2, e produtos alimentícios ultra-processados (grupo 3. O uso da classificação é ilustrado aplicando-a a dados coletados por Pesquisa de Orçamentos Familiares conduzida em 2002/2003 em uma amostra probabilística de 48.470 domicílios brasileiros. A disponibilidade diária foi de 1.792kcal/capita, sendo 42,5% de alimentos do grupo 1, 37,5% do grupo 2 e 20% do grupo 3. A contribuição do grupo 3 aumentou com a renda familiar, correspondendo a um terço do total calórico nos domicílios mais

  10. Avaliação de um programa computadorizado para intervenção fônica na dislexia do desenvolvimento Assessment of phonics-based literacy software for children with developmental dyslexia

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    Darlene Godoy de Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A teoria do Déficit Fonológico explica as trocas e déficits de consciência fonológica em sujeitos com dislexia do desenvolvimento. Intervenções focadas nesse processamento contribuem para melhora da leitura. Este estudo verificou a eficácia do Software Alfabetização Fônica Computadorizada na promoção de consciência fonológica e correspondências grafofonêmicas em disléxicos. Vinte crianças disléxicas foram divididas em dois grupos (GI e GII e foram pareadas por idade, sexo e escolaridade. Os participantes realizaram provas de consciência fonológica e habilidades de leitura e de escrita. Os participantes do GI frequentaram 16 sessões de intervenção e, após o período, os grupos foram reavaliados. Houve aumento significativo no escore do GI na prova de compreensão de leitura de sentenças e de consciência fonológica. O mesmo grupo apresentou diminuição significativa no tempo de execução de provas de leitura e de escrita de palavras isoladas. Nesse sentido, a intervenção trouxe benefícios para a leitura dos disléxicos.The Phonological Deficit theory explains confusions and deficits in phonological awareness presents in subjects with Developmental Dyslexia. Interventions focused on this process contributes to improvement in reading. The study examined the effectiveness of a Phonic Literacy Software in promoting phonological awareness and graphophonemic correspondences in dyslexic. Twenty dislexic children were divided in two groups (GI and GII and were paired by age, sex and schooling. All subjects performed tests of phonological awareness and reading skills and writing. The participants of GI participated in 16 intervention sessions and, after this period, the groups were reevaluated. There was significant increase in the score of the GI in reading comprehension of sentences task and phonological awareness task. The same group presented significant decrease in execution time in word reading and written words

  11. Low-spin states of 23Na

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    A study of 23Na via the 22Ne(p,γ)23Na and 23Na(γ,γ)23Na reactions is presented. Only a limited number of resonances has been studied, selected on the basis of strong excitation of the lowest levels of which the spin was unknown. As a result the spins are now known of all levels of 23Na with excitation energies up to 7 MeV, except for a few high-spin states which are too weakly excited in the decay of the known 22Ne(p,γ) resonances. The mean lifetimes of the 23Na levels at 4.43 and 7.89 MeV were found to be 350±70 and 220±17 attoseconds (1 attosecond = 10-18 seconds) respectively. 97 refs.; 22 figs.; 12 tabs

  12. Vpliv vetrnih elektrarn na stabilnost elektroenergetskega sistema

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    GYOEFI, TOMI

    2014-01-01

    V diplomskem delu so, na podlagi literature, analizirane dinamične lastnosti različnih tipov vetrnih elektrarn v elektroenergetskem sistemu. Namen dela je ponuditi pregled generacije vetrne energije, pri katerem je poudarek na vplivu vetrnih elektrarn na stabilnost elektroenergetskega sistema. Podani so osnovni mehanizmi delovanja asinhronskega generatorja, dvojno napajanega asinhronskega generatorja in sinhronskega generatorja s pretvornikom, njihovo tranzientno obratovanje in zmožnost...

  13. Estudo de catalisadores a base de cobre e nióbia na reação de reforma a vapor de etanol - DOI: 10.4025/actascitechnol.v29i1.78

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    Roberta Carolina Pelissari Rizzo-Domingues

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Catalisadores Cu/Nb2O5 foram modificados pela incorporação de MgO ou K2O (redutores da acidez do suporte ou Ni (um facilitador da quebra da ligação C-C para serem utilizados na reforma do etanol em unidade de bancada com leito catalítico de 7 g a 573 K, variando-se a velocidade espacial e a razão molar dos reagentes de modo a otimizar o processo de produção de hidrogênio com conseqüente diminuição de subprodutos. Os catalisadores foram caracterizados por área superficial específica, difração de raios-X e redução à temperatura programada. Pôde-se verificar que a introdução de óxido dopante da acidez ou de um segundo metal provocou um aumento da porosidade e da temperatura de início de redução do cobre nos catalisadores, alterando dessa forma a superfície catalítica. A redução da acidez do suporte diminuiu a formação de subprodutos e aumentou a de hidrogênio. Níquel como segundo metal aumentou a produção de CO e CH4.

  14. SREDNJOVJEKOVNE GEMINAE NA OTOKU U SOLINU

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    Bužančić, Radoslav

    1998-01-01

    Na temelju dokumentacije iz Arhiva Dyggve i morfoloških elemenata na nedavno pronađenom Zečevićevu akvarelu stare župne crkve u Solinu, autor valorizira otkriće don Lovre Katića ranosrednjovjekovnih dvojnih crkava na Gospinu Otoku podignutih koncem 10. stoljeća po uzoru na zapadnoeuropske dvorove. U tekstu je ujedno korigirana i revalorizirana Karaman-Dyggveova teza i grafička rekonstrukcija crkava sv. Stjepana i sv. Marije.

  15. Analiza vsebine konservatorskih načrtov

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    UVOD: Ohranjanje kulturne dediščine se začne s konservatorskim načrtom. Gre za dokument, v katerem so jasno napisane smernice in priporočila, kako in zakaj ohraniti spomenik. Prav tako so v njem ovrednoteni njegov pomen ter ranljivost in ogroženost. Za vse to je potreben enoten postopek vsebinske izdelave konservatorskih načrtov. Od leta 2009 to ureja Pravilnik o konservatorskem načrtu. NAMEN: Namen te raziskave je primerjati vsebino izbranih primerov konservatorskih načrtov, izdelanih v Slov...

  16. KARTICE ZVESTOBE V TRGOVINI NA DROBNO

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    Ferk, Aljaž

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    Skozi diplomski seminar smo spoznali programe zvestobe odjemalcev, kateri nam pomagajo obdržati naše sedanje kupce tudi v prihodnosti. Programe zvestobe priporočamo vsem podjetjem ne glede na stroko, v kateri delujejo. Zadovoljen kupec se bo še vedno vračal nazaj k nam ter ostal zvest, dokler bomo zadovoljevali njegova pričakovanje glede naših izdelkov oz. storitev, njegova zvestoba pa nam bo prinašala dobiček. Primer programa zvestobe smo predstavili na podjetju Tuš Holding d.o.o., kater...

  17. NA-NET numerical analysis net

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    Dongarra, J. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Computer Science Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)); Rosener, B. (Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Computer Science)

    1991-12-01

    This report describes a facility called NA-NET created to allow numerical analysts (na) an easy method of communicating with one another. The main advantage of the NA-NET is uniformity of addressing. All mail is addressed to the Internet host na-net.ornl.gov'' at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Hence, members of the NA-NET do not need to remember complicated addresses or even where a member is currently located. As long as moving members change their e-mail address in the NA-NET everything works smoothly. The NA-NET system is currently located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is running on the same machine that serves netlib. Netlib is a separate facility that distributes mathematical software via electronic mail. For more information on netlib consult, or send the one-line message send index'' to netlib{at}ornl.gov. The following report describes the current NA-NET system from both a user's perspective and from an implementation perspective. Currently, there are over 2100 members in the NA-NET. An average of 110 mail messages pass through this facility daily.

  18. NA-NET numerical analysis net

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    Dongarra, J. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Computer Science]|[Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Rosener, B. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Computer Science

    1991-12-01

    This report describes a facility called NA-NET created to allow numerical analysts (na) an easy method of communicating with one another. The main advantage of the NA-NET is uniformity of addressing. All mail is addressed to the Internet host ``na-net.ornl.gov`` at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Hence, members of the NA-NET do not need to remember complicated addresses or even where a member is currently located. As long as moving members change their e-mail address in the NA-NET everything works smoothly. The NA-NET system is currently located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It is running on the same machine that serves netlib. Netlib is a separate facility that distributes mathematical software via electronic mail. For more information on netlib consult, or send the one-line message ``send index`` to netlib{at}ornl.gov. The following report describes the current NA-NET system from both a user`s perspective and from an implementation perspective. Currently, there are over 2100 members in the NA-NET. An average of 110 mail messages pass through this facility daily.

  19. UTJECAJ KVALITETE NA ZADOVOLJSTVO I LOJALNOST STUDENATA

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    Puška, Adis; Maksimović, Aleksandar; Fazlić, Samira

    2015-01-01

    Pojava sve veće konkurencije na području visokog obrazovanja pridonijela je „borbi“ za svakoga studenta. Sve se više pažnje posvećuje potrebama i željama studenata. S implementacijom Bolonjskog procesa na visokoškolskim ustanovama sustav kvalitete dobiva sve više na značenju. Visokoškolske ustanove se okreću ka kvaliteti te stavljaju studente u prvi plan. Razlog tome je i sve veća konkurencija u visokom obrazovanju. Upravo se utjecajem sustava kvalitete na zadovoljstvo i lojalnost studenata b...

  20. Fabrication of Implanted $^{22}$Na Targets

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    A knowledge of the $^{22}$Na(p,$\\gamma$)$^{23}$ Mg reaction rate is of significant astrophysical interest. In order to complete previous studies of this reaction, radioactive $^{22}$Na targets of high purity are required. We ask for support to fabricate these targets via the implantation technique at ISOLDE GPS (off—line mode) using $^{22}$Na nuclides in an Al matrix produced in Nov. 1990 at the PSI (Zürich). The $^{22}$Na nuclides are released and ionized in a surface ionisation source, mass-analyzed at ISOLDE GPS, and implanted in a Ni-Ta backing and a C—foil in a special implantation setup.

  1. O consumo na vida digital

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    Iuri Yudi Furukita Baptista

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    Full Text Available O modelo de consumo não possui as mesmas características sempre: suas relações, motivações, formatos, espaços, interesses e atividades são construções sociais que se modificam atreladas ao cenário econômico, político e tecnológico. O presente trabalho repassa o surgimento da sociedade do consumidor para então conjecturar sobre as propriedades distintivas do consumo na vida digital. O que se defende ao final é que o consumidor já não se restringe ao papel de consumir.

  2. Heterogeneous nucleation of ice from supercooled NaCl solution confined in porous cement paste

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    Zeng, Qiang; Li, Kefei; FEN CHONG, Teddy

    2015-01-01

    Clarifying the nucleation process of chloride-based deicing salt solution (e.g., NaCl solution) confined in cement-based porous materials remains an important issue to understand its detrimental effects on material substrates. In this study, the pore structures of hardened cement pastes were characterized by mercury-intrusion and nitrogen-sorption porosimetry. The ice nucleation temperature of NaCl solution of different concentrations confined in the hardened cement pastes was measured and an...

  3. Rooting of herbaceous cuttings of guava selection 8501-1 submitted to basal lesion and IBA concentrations / Enraizamento de estacas herbáceas da seleção 8501-1 de goiabeira submetidas a lesão na base e a concentrações de AIB

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    Sergio Ruffo Roberto

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available This work aimed to evaluate the influence of different concentrations of indolebutiric acid (IBA on the rooting potential of 0- cm long herbaceous cuttings of guava selection 850 - , submitted or not to basal lesions. The cuttings were prepared in two ways (with or without basal lesions and submitted to four concentrations of IBA (0 mg L- , ,000 mg L- , ,000 mg L- and 3,000 mg L- . After the lesions were made, the cuttings were placed to root in plastic boxes containing carbonized rice husk. The experiment was randomized with five replicates in 2 x 4 factorial arrangement, where each plot was composed by 0 cuttings. After 85 days, the following variables were evaluated: foliar retention (%; rooted cuttings (%; cutting survival rate (%; cuttings with callus but without roots (%; root number per cutting; root length per cutting and wet and dry root matter per cutting (g. There is no significant contrast amongst the IBA different concentrations related to the percentage of rooted cuttings, but there is a significant difference related to the root number per cutting and wet and dry root matter per cutting where the doses of ,000 and 3,000 mg L- showed the highest averages; the basal lesions do not bring improvements on the cutting rooting potential; the 3,000 mg L- IBA concentrations resulted in the largest number of roots per cutting.Este trabalho objetivou avaliar o efeito de diferentes concentrações de ácido indolbutírico (AIB, na capacidade de enraizamento de estacas herbáceas de goiabeira, preparadas com e sem lesão na base. Foram utilizadas estacas com aproximadamente 0- cm de comprimento, submetidas a dois tipos de preparo (com lesão e sem lesão na base e quatro concentrações do AIB (0 mg L L- , .000 mg L L- , .000 mg L L- e 3.000 mg L L- . As estacas foram colocadas para enraizar em caixas plásticas contendo casca de arroz carbonizada. O delineamento experimental foi o inteiramente casualizado com cinco repetições, em arranjo

  4. Aplicabilidade da metodologia de reação de polimerase em cadeia em tempo real na determinação do percentual de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos Applicability of the real-time polymerase chain reaction based-methods in quantification of genetically modified organisms in foods

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    Natália Eudes Fagundes de Barros

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados na cadeia alimentar é um aspecto importante para todos os assuntos envolvidos no controle de matéria-prima, na indústria de alimentos e na distribuição. A rotulagem e a rastreabilidade de organismos geneticamente modificados são questões atuais que são consideradas para o comércio e a regulamentação. Atualmente, a rotulagem de alimentos processados contendo material transgênico detectável é exigida pela legislação brasileira. O governo brasileiro publicou Decreto nº 4.680 em abril de 2003, que exige rotulagem para todos os alimentos ou ingredientes de alimento, com o limite para rotulagem de 1%. Embora a tecnologia de reação em cadeia da polimerase tenha algumas limitações, a alta sensibilidade e especificidade explicam sua escolha por parte dos laboratórios interessados em realizar análises de detecção de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados. Entre os métodos atualmente disponíveis, aqueles baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase geralmente são aceitos, considerando a sensibilidade e a confiabilidade na detecção de material geneticamente modificado-derivado em análises de rotina. Neste artigo, apresenta-se uma revisão de métodos atualmente disponíveis baseados na reação em cadeia da polimerase para detecção, identificação e quantificação de organismos geneticamente modificados e seus derivados, discutindo sua aplicabilidade e suas limitações.Detection of genetically modified organisms in the food chain is an important issue for all subjects involved in raw material control, food industry and distribution. Both labeling and traceability of genetically modified organisms are current issues that are considered for trade and regulation. Currently, labeling of genetically modified foods containing detectable transgenic material is required by the Brazilian legislation. The Brazilian government published the Decree nº 4.680 in April

  5. Potencial de extratos à base de Calendula officinalis L. na indução da síntese de fitoalexinas e no efeito fungistático sobre Botrytis cinerea, in vitro Potential of Calendula officinalis L. extracts in inducing phytoalexin synthesis and fungistatic effect on Botrytis cinerea in vitro

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    S.M. Mazaro

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram desenvolvidos três experimentos com o objetivo de avaliar o potencial de preparados a base de calêndula (Calendula officinalis L. na indução de fitoalexinas em cotilédones de soja, na indução de mecanismos de resistência em frutos de morango, e o efeito fungistático sobre Botrytis cinerea in vitro. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com quatro repetições, para 15 tratamentos resultantes da combinação de três formas de extração (extrato alcoólico, infusão, e maceração em cinco concentrações (zero; 1,25; 2,5; 5; e 10%. Os resultados demonstram que os preparados de C. officinalis apresentaram capacidade de indução das fitoalexinas gliceolinas em cotilédones de soja. Na aplicação dos preparados em pós-colheita de morangos ocorreu alteração no teor de flavonóides, bem como a atividade da enzima FAL foi estimulada pela aplicação dos extratos; no entanto, não foi constatado o controle de podridão dos frutos. O efeito fungistático foi observado na extração por maceração em todas as suas concentrações reduzindo o crescimento do fungo B. cinerea in vitro sendo que, a partir de 2,5%, observou-se inibição total. A extração por infusão também apresentou resposta positiva na redução do crescimento de B. cinerea, com melhor resposta na concentração de 10% do preparado.Three experiments were carried out to evaluate the potential of calendula (Calendula officinalis L. extracts for phytoalexin induction in soybean cotyledons, resistance mechanism induction in strawberry fruits and fungistatic effect on Botrytis cinerea in vitro. Experimental design was completely randomized with 15 treatments resulting from the combination of three forms of extraction (alcohol extract, infusion and maceration at five concentrations (zero, 1.25, 2.5, 5 and 10%. Results showed that C. officinalis extracts could induce the phytoalexins glyceollins in soybean cotyledons. In the application of extracts

  6. Na+,K+-ATPase Na+ affinity in rat skeletal muscle fiber types

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    Kristensen, Michael; Juel, Carsten

    2010-01-01

    Previous studies in expression systems have found different ion activation of the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase isozymes, which suggest that different muscles have different ion affinities. The rate of ATP hydrolysis was used to quantify Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity, and the Na(+) affinity of Na......(+),K(+)-ATPase was studied in total membranes from rat muscle and purified membranes from muscle with different fiber types. The Na(+) affinity was higher (K(m) lower) in oxidative muscle compared with glycolytic muscle and in purified membranes from oxidative muscle compared with glycolytic muscle. Na......) and alpha(2)beta(2), respectively. The affinity differences and isoform distributions imply that the degree of activation of Na(+),K(+)-ATPase at physiological Na(+) concentrations differs between muscles (oxidative and glycolytic) and between subcellular membrane domains with different isoform compositions...

  7. Dependence of intracellular Na+ concentration on apical and basolateral membrane Na+ influx in frog skin

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    An isotopic method was developed to measure the intracellular Na+ content of the transepithelial Na+ transport pool of frog skin. Isolated epithelia (no corium) were labeled with 24Na either asymmetrically, from apical (Aa) or basolateral (Ab) solutions, or symmetrically (Aab). Transport pool Na+ could be identified from the kinetics of washout of 24Na carried out in the presence of 1 mM ouabain, 100 microM amiloride, and 1 mM furosemide that served to trap cold Na+ and 24Na within the transport pool. In control epithelia, Aab averaged 64.1 neq/cm2 (13.9 mM), and maximal inhibition of apical membrane Na+ entry with 100 microM amiloride caused Aab to decrease to 24.3 neq/cm2 (5.3 mM). Ouabain caused Aab to increase markedly to 303 neq/cm2 in 30 min, whereas amiloride inhibition of apical membrane Na+ entry reduced markedly the rate of increase of Aab caused by ouabain. These data, in part, confirmed the existence of an important basolateral membrane permeability to Na+ that was measured in separate studies of the bidirectional 24Na fluxes at the basolateral membranes of the cells. Both sets of data were supportive of the idea that a significant Na+ recycling exists at the basolateral membranes of the cells that contributes to the Na+ load on the pump and Na+ recycling participates in the regulation of the Na+ concentration of the Na+ transport pool of these epithelial cells

  8. Analiza lovskogojitvenega načrtovanja na primeru gorenjskega lovsko upravljavskega območja

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    Avsenek, Jernej

    2014-01-01

    V delu smo analizirali upravljanje s populacijami divjadi v Gorenjskem lovsko upravljavskem območju. Predstavili smo zakonsko ureditev tega področja v preteklosti in danes. Načrtovanje upravljanja z divjadjo je bilo v preteklostiv pristojnosti lovskih organizacij, danes pa upravljavske načrte izdeluje Zavod za gozdove Slovenije. Lovsko upravljavsko načrtovanje danes temelji na kontrolni metodi, pri tem pa uporablja kazalnike stanja populacij divjadi in njenega okolja. Za stanje populacij divj...

  9. Associação entre fatores socioeconômicos e insegurança alimentar: estudo de base populacional na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Association between socioeconomic factors and food insecurity: a population-based study in the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Brazil

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    Rosana Salles-Costa

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estimar a prevalência de insegurança alimentar em famílias de Duque de Caxias, município localizado na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro, e avaliar a associação entre indicadores socioeconômicos e insegurança alimentar. MÉTODOS: Desenvolveu-se estudo transversal, de base populacional, em famílias do distrito de Campos Elíseos, município de Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, que investigou amostra probabilística composta por 1.085 domicílios. As informações sobre condições socioeconômicas foram obtidas por meio de entrevista, utilizando questionário estruturado. A insegurança alimentar foi avaliada com o uso da Escala Brasileira de Insegurança Alimentar, que permite classificar as famílias em segurança alimentar ou em insegurança alimentar leve, moderada ou grave. As análises foram desenvolvidas levando em consideração o efeito do desenho da amostra. Foi estimada a prevalência de insegurança alimentar, avaliando-se sua associação com as variáveis socioeconômicas aplicando-se o teste do qui-quadrado (pOBJECTIVE: This work aims to evaluate the prevalence of food insecurity among families from Duque de Caxias, in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area and the association between socioeconomic indicators and food insecurity. METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study investigated a probabilistic sample composed of 1,085 households from the district of Campos Elíseos, in the municipality of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Information on socioeconomic condition was obtained using a structured questionnaire. Food insecurity was assessed by the Brazilian Food Insecurity Scale, which allows classifying the families into food security, or mild, moderate or severe food insecurity. The analyses took into account the sampling design effect. The food insecurity prevalence was estimated and its association with socioeconomic variables was assessed using the chi-square test (p<0.05. RESULTS: Food

  10. Análise da adoção de normas para a qualidade ISO 9001: um estudo de caso com base no ciclo PDCA na visão dos envolvidos no processo

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    Elcídio Jose Feltraco

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Os empreendimentos, para serem eficientes e alcançarem melhores resultados, precisam adotar sistemas de gestão da qualidade. Com o mercado cada vez mais competitivo, a busca por um diferencial é essencial para as corporações, principalmente quando se trata de prestação de serviços. A gestão da qualidade consiste em um modo de organização das empresas com a finalidade de garantir produtos e/ou serviços que proporcionem a satisfação dos clientes e colaboradores, ou seja, de todas as pessoas envolvidas no processo. Este trabalho teve como objetivo verificar o grau de desenvolvimento dos procedimentos da norma ISO 9001 junto a uma empresa prestadora de serviços contábeis. Metodologicamente, a pesquisa classifica-se como exploratória e como um estudo de caso. As técnicas estatísticas aplicadas foram: estatística descritiva e avaliação gráfica. Os dados foram coletados por meio de um questionário com perguntas fechadas, aplicado aos gerentes, coordenadores e colaboradores que estavam antes e durante a implantação da Norma ISO 9001 na referida empresa. Com relação à análise dos dados, considerou-se como quantitativa. Nos quesitos planejar, desenvolver ações relacionadas ao planejamento e executá-las, pode-se verificar uma evolução significativamente positiva, considerando o período antes e após o processo de implantação do sistema de qualidade total, o que demonstra a eficiência dos métodos aplicados pela ISO 9001.

  11. Android Malware Detection Technology Based on Improved Naïve Bayesian%基于改进朴素贝叶斯的Android恶意应用检测技术

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    许艳萍; 伍淳华; 侯美佳; 郑康锋; 姚珊

    2016-01-01

    在对未知应用静态分析的基础上,提取AndroidManifest. xml中申请的权限为特征,采用信息增益算法优化选择分类特征,再采用拉普拉斯校准、乘数取自然对数改进的朴素贝叶斯算法创建恶意应用分类器.通过十折交叉试验验证改进的朴素贝叶斯分类器的准度和精度较高,且通过信息增益优化选择的分类特征在保障准确率的情况下能有效提高检测效率.与k最近邻和k-Means分类器相比,改进的朴素贝叶斯分类器具有较好的分类效果.%Permissions are extracted as features via static analysis. The information gain ( IG) algorithm is applied to select significant features. The Naïve Bayesian ( NB) classifier is created which is improved through Laplace calibration and natural logarithm of multiplier. The results with 10-fold cross validation indicate that the improved NB classifier achieves higher accuracy and precision, and the selected features by IG algorithm improve the detection efficiency in ensuring the accuracy of the case. Comparing k-nea-rest neighbor ( KNN) and k-Means classifier, NB classifier has good performance on validity, accuracy and efficiency.

  12. Bases para a aplicação da teoria da informação em ecossistemas, com ênfase na ascendência Information theory in ecosystems: the use of ascendency and overhead

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    Ronaldo Angelini

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Os ecossistemas crescem e desenvolvem-se dentro das restrições termodinâmicas. Uma das formas de se medir o estágio de amadurecimento de um ecossistema é avaliar suas propriedades emergentes, que apesar de não realizarem trabalho no sentido físico, influenciam seu desenvolvimento. Essas propriedades podem ser quantificadas em funções-meta que servem como indicadoras da qualidade do ecossistema. Neste trabalho, são detalhadas, em vários aspectos, duas funções-meta: ascendência e “overhead”. Ambas são baseadas na Teoria de Informação, sendo que a primeira delas reflete o grau de ordem do sistema e a segunda o de desordem. Apesar dos sistemas tenderem à maior organização, um nível de desordem é imprescindível para manter essa mesma ordem. As funções são descritas matematicamente e, através de um exemplo hipotético, os seus cálculos são realizados de forma que possam ser refeitos por interessados no assunto.Ecosystems grow and develop subjected to thermodynamic constraints. Emergent properties can measure the ecosystem maturity. These properties do not do causal work but they influence the system development and they can be shown as goal functions that indicate the health of ecosystems. In this paper, two goal functions are detailed: ascendency and overhead. The origin of them is the Information Theory. Ascendency shows the degree of system order while overhead quantifies the disorder component. Although, systems tend to order increasing ascendency, a certain disorder degree is indispensable to sustain the order. Ascendency and overhead are described mathematically and the calculations are exemplified through a hypothetical ecosystem.

  13. Electron-Stimulated Emission of Na Atoms from NaCl Nanocube Corners

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    Ceresoli, D.; Zykova-Timan, T.; Tosatti, E.

    2006-01-01

    We performed first principles density functional calculations and simulations of magic-size neutral NaCl nanocubes, and computed the the extraction of a Na neutral corner atom after donating an electron. The atomic structure of the resulting Na corner vacancy is presented.

  14. Tipologia de qualificação da força de trabalho: uma proposta com base na noção de incompatibilidade entre ocupação e escolaridade

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    Ana Flávia Machado

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available This article seeks to verify the mismatch between labor force educational attainment and occupational requirements by sex, age, region, economic sector, and occupation. Data are from the Brazilian National Household Survey (PNAD for the years 1981 to 2001. We observe over-qualification in many occupations. Based on this finding, we propose an occupational taxonomy based on skill level required.

  15. Influência dos agentes clareadores e um refrigerante a base de cola na microdureza do esmalte dental e a ação da saliva na superfície tratada = Influence of bleaching agents and a carbonated soft drink on dental enamel microhardness as well as the artificial saliva effect on the treated surface

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    Araújo, Rodrigo Maximo de; Torres, Carlos Rocha Gomes; de Araújo, Maria Amélia Máximo

    2006-01-01

    O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de três agentes clareadores e uma bebida carbonatada, à base de cola, sobre a microdureza do esmalte dental, assim como os efeitos da saliva artificial sobre o esmalte tratado com estes agentes. Foram utilizados quarenta dentes incisivos bovinos embutidos em resina acrílica. As amostras foram avaliadas em microdurômetro (Future Tech FM 700) após a divisão em quatro grupos, uma leitura inicial da microdureza serviu como controle do experimento: Gr...

  16. Çoklu Zekâ Kuramına Dayalı Öğretim Uygulamalarının Öğrencilerin Okuduğunu Anlama Becerilerine Etkisi The Effect Of Teaching Applications Based On Multiple Intelligence Theory On Students’ Reading Comprehension Skills

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    Cahit EPÇAÇAN

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of teachingimplementations based on multiple intelligence theory on students’reading comprehension skills in primary school. In the study,experimental model of pre-test and post-test with control group havebeen used. The group of study has been composed of 7. class studentsof second grade in Sancaklar Primary School which is dependent onPublic Education Management in Siirt. Experiment and control groupsare composed of these students. In order to achieve the objectives of thestudy, appropriate class activities have been prepared for the teachingapplications based on Multiple Intelligence Theory. These activities havebeen implemented according to students’growth and learning levels. Onthe purpose of determining the effects of teaching implementationsbased on multiple intelligence theory on students’ readingcomprehension skills not only quantitative but also qualitative means ofdata collections have been put into account. The quantitativedatacollections have been obtained by the readiness test of Turkishlanguage course and test of reading comprehension. The qualitativedata of study, has been collected by making use of interview formproviding teachers and students’ views regarding the learning andteaching process. According to the results obtained from thequantitative and qualitative data, it has been appointed that Theteaching applications based on Multiple Intelligence Theory in primaryschool have been more effective on increasing the levels of student’sreading comprehension. By means of the effectiveness of the teachingimplementations based on multiple intelligence theory on developingstudents’ reading comprehension skills, It was determined that thequantitative data of the study, the qualitative data based on the views ofthe teachers and students, and the research results on the multipleintelligence theory’s effectiveness in teaching all corresponds toeachother. Bu

  17. SIMBOLNI ELEMENTI NA PODEŽELJU

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    Dravec, Barbara

    2014-01-01

    Namen diplomskega dela je prepoznati simbolne elemente in njihov pomen v izbranih naseljih v Prekmurju. Pri izdelavi diplomske naloge smo uporabili različne metode: od kabinetnih metod analize obstoječih pisnih virov do kartiranja simbolnih elementov na terenu. Ugotovili smo, da so simbolni elementi pomemben dejavnik, ki vpliva na morfološko strukturo naselij

  18. Inelastic processes in Na+-Ne, Na+-Ar, Ne+-Na, and Ar+-Na collisions in the energy range 0.5-14 keV

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    Lomsadze, R. A.; Gochitashvili, M. R.; Kezerashvili, R. Ya.

    2015-12-01

    Absolute cross sections for charge-exchange, ionization, and excitation in Na+-Ne and Na+-Ar collisions were measured in the ion energy range 0.5 -10 keV using a refined version of a capacitor method and collision and optical spectroscopy methods simultaneously in the same experimental setup. Ionization cross sections for Ne+-Na and Ar+-Na collisions are measured at energies of 2 -14 keV using a crossed-beam spectroscopy method. The experimental data and the schematic correlation diagrams are used to analyze and determine the mechanisms for these processes. For the charge-exchange process in Na+-Ar collisions two nonadiabatic regions are revealed and mechanisms responsible for these regions are explained. Structural peculiarity on the excitation function for the resonance lines of argon atoms in Na+-Ar collisions are observed and the possible mechanisms of this phenomenon are explored. The measured ionization cross sections for Na+-Ne and Ne+-Na collisions in conjunction with the Landau-Zener formula are used to determine the coupling matrix element and transition probability in a region of pseudocrossing of the potential curves.

  19. Levobupivacaína versus bupivacaína em anestesia peridural para cesarianas: estudo comparativo Levobupivacaína versus bupivacaína en anestesia peridural para cesáreas: estudio comparativo Levobupivacaine versus bupivacaine in epidural anesthesia for cesarean section: comparative study

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    Felipe Bergamaschi

    2005-12-01

    uso de bupivacaína racémica con levobupivacaína en anestesia peridural de pacientes sometidas a cesárea electiva. MÉTODO: Ensayo clínico eventual, doblemente encubierto, con gestantes estado físico ASA I y II. Las pacientes fueron distribuidas para recibir 20 mL de bupivacaína a 0,5% racémica ó 20 mL de levobupivacaína a 0,5%, ambas con 10 µg de sufentanil y vasoconstrictor. RESULTADOS: Participaron del estudio 47 pacientes, 24 en el grupo de la levobupivacaína y 23 en el grupo de la bupivacaína. Los grupos eran comparables entre sí en lo que se refiere a las características materno-fetales. Transcurridos 15 minutos después del término de la punción peridural, 62,5% de las pacientes del grupo de la levobupivacaína tenían Bromage 2 ó 3 contra 72,7% en el grupo de la bupivacaína (p = 0,83. Transcurridos veinte minutos, 66,7% de las pacientes del grupo de la levobupivacaína tenían Bromage 2 ó 3 contra 86,3% del grupo de la bupivacaína (p = 0,21. La complicación más frecuente fue la hipotensión arterial, encontrada en 16 (66,7% pacientes del grupo de la levobupivacaína y en 10 (43,5% pacientes del grupo de la bupivacaína (p = 0,11. CONCLUSIONES: La levobupivacaína y la bupivacaína fueron igualmente efectivas en el bloqueo peridural de pacientes sometidas a cesárea.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Local anesthetic bupivacaine is found in two different enantiomers: levobupivacaine - S (- and dextrobupivacaine - R (+. Based on studies showing that S(- enantiomers are less cardiotoxic, their use has been increasing in clinical practice. This study aimed at comparing racemic bupivacaine and levobupivacaine in epidural anesthesia for elective cesarean section. METHODS: Randomized, double blind clinical trial enrolling physical status ASA I and II parturients. Patients were assigned to receive either 20 mL of 0.5% racemic bupivacaine or 20 mL of 0.5% levobupivacaine, both with 10 µg sufentanil and epinephrine 1:200,000. RESULTS: Participated in this

  20. Bullying na Escola: um sofrimento

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    Marlene Silva Sardinha Gurpilhares

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O bullying é uma forma de violência presente nas escolas e o termo é utilizado para caracterizar todas as formas de agressões repetitivas psicológicas e físicas, direta ou indiretamente. Esta violência causa sofrimentos, intimidação e medo, sempre numa relação de poder entre pares. Esta pesquisa trata de um estudo do bullying escolar: o que é, como surgiu, como identificá-lo e sua caracterização, conseqüências, causas, o papel da escola, de professores e pais e uma proposta prática que pode ser adotada para sua prevenção e contenção. O objetivo é organizar materiais para leitura dos atores educacionais para uma possível reflexão, através de pesquisas bibliográficas. Esta violência é grave e deveria ser tratada como saúde pública, devido às conseqüências que traz, como queda na aprendizagem, na autoestima e em casos mais graves, até o suicido e outras tragédias. A escola necessita atentar para esse tipo de violência, revendo suas ações em todos os momentos, tendo um olhar integral e diferenciado em relação aos alunos. É fundamental que o bullying não seja tratado como brincadeira de criança e para ser identificado e combatido é necessária uma ação entre a família e todos da escola, que pode ser desenvolvida através de projetos que ajudem a apontar caminhos para a solução do problema. Tais ações devem ser pautadas por constantes debates e reflexões, nas quais o aluno se torne o protagonista. Não existem fórmulas prontas, pois a intervenção deve ser feita através da realidade de cada escola.

  1. Razvitak naselja na kvarnerskim otocima - primjer Dobrinja

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    Marijan Bradanović

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Na dosad slabo poznatom i sa stajališta povijesti umjetnosti još posve neobrađenom primjeru Dobrinja na otoku Krku, raspravlja se o razvitku naselja na kvarnerskim otocima. Uz isticanje štetnosti dosad prevladavajućih uopćavanja, karakteristični položaj i razvitak Dobrinja tumače se u širem, komparativnom kontekstu. Analiziraju se prostiranje i obilježja pojedinih dijelova ovog naselja, a naglasak je na vremenu kasnog srednjeg i ranijeg novog vijeka. Tada je najuži dio povijesnog središta Dobrinja poprimio čvrstu, na tlorisnoj osnovi i danas, usprkos opsežnim pregradnjama i arhitektonskim preinakama, jasno uočljivu, urbanu fizionomiju.

  2. Instrumenti na stanici za praćenje disanja Zemljine kore na RGN fakultetu Zagreb

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    Marjanović Kavanagh, Radovan

    2013-01-01

    Na RGN fakultetu u Zagrebu prvi je put u našoj zemlji uspješno puštena u pogon stanica za praćenje disanja Zemljine kore. U pogon stanice uključeni su različiti mjerni instrumenti: Permanentna Trimble GNSS-stanica, vertikalni ekstenzometar, dvokomponentni tiltmetar, jednokomponentni tiltmetar i stacionarni gravimetar LaCoste & Romberg ET 16. GNSS-antena postavljena je na stup na terasi iznad rudarskog okna i antenskim kabelom spojena na prijamnik koji je uz pomoć LAN-mreže povezan s centralni...

  3. OGLAŠEVANJE NA DRUŽBENIH OMREŽJIH NA PRIMERU FACEBOOKA

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    Novak, Martina

    2012-01-01

    V diplomskem delu obravnavamo družbene medije kot novo priložnost za promocijo in oglaševanje podjetij. Spoznali smo družbena omrežja na splošno in nekaj teh, ki jih uporabljamo tudi v Sloveniji na kratko predstavili. Podrobneje smo se osredotočili na družbeno omrežje Facebook, predvsem na samo spletno stran, njen izgled in storitve, ki jih ponuja uporabnikom. V nalogi je podrobneje opisan Facebook kot orodje za uporabo oglaševanja. Spoznali smo brezplačne in plačljive načine promocije in ogl...

  4. A haptic floor for interaction and diagnostics with goal based tasks during virtual reality supported balance training: Haptična tla za interakcijo in diagnostiko s ciljno zasnovano nalogo vaditi ravnotežje, podprti z navideznim okoljem:

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    Cikajlo, Imre; Krpič, Andrej; Matjačić, Zlatko; Savanović, Arso

    2014-01-01

    Background: Balance training of patients after stroke is one of the primary tasks of physiotherapy after the hospitalization. It is based on the intensive training, which consists of simple, repetitive, goal-based tasks. The tasks are carried out by physiotherapists, who follow predefined protocols. Introduction of a standing frame and a virtual reality decrease the physical load and number of required physiotherapists. The patients benefit in terms of safety and increased motivation. Additio...

  5. Bright reddish-orange emission and good piezoelectric properties of Sm2O3-modified (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3-based lead-free piezoelectric ceramics

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    Reddish orange-emitting 0.948(K0.5Na0.5)NbO3-0.052LiSbO3-xmol%Sm2O3 (KNN-5.2LS-xSm2O3) lead-free piezoelectric ceramics with good piezoelectric properties were fabricated in this study, and the photoluminescence and electrical properties of the ceramics were systematically studied. Results showed that Sm2O3 substitution into KNN-5.2LS induces a phase transition from the coexistence of orthorhombic and tetragonal phases to a pseudocubic phase and shifts the polymorphic phase transition (PPT) to below room temperature. The temperature stability and fatigue resistance of the modified ceramics were significantly improved by Sm2O3 substitution. The KNN-5.2LS ceramic with 0.4 mol. % Sm2O3 exhibited temperature-independent properties (25–150 °C), fatigue-free behavior (up to 106 cycles), and good piezoelectric properties (d33* = 230 pm/V, d33 = 176 pC/N, kp = 35%). Studies on the photoluminescence properties of the samples showed strong reddish-orange emission upon blue light excitation; these emission intensities were strongly dependent on the doping concentration and sintering temperature. The 0.4 mol. % Sm2O3-modified sample exhibited temperature responses over a wide temperature range of 10–443 K. The maximum sensing sensitivity of the sample was 7.5 × 10−4 K at 293 K, at which point PPT occurred. A relatively long decay lifetime τ of 1.27–1.40 ms and a large quantum yield η of 0.17–0.19 were obtained from the Sm-modified samples. These results suggest that the KNN-5.2LS-xSm2O3 system presents multifunctional properties and significant technological potential in novel multifunctional devices

  6. Peroxide bleaching agent effects on enamel surface microhardness, roughness and morphology Efeitos de agentes clareadores à base de peróxidos na microdureza, rugosidade e morfologia superficial do esmalte

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    Cristiane Franco Pinto

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    com o indentador Knoop, e a rugosidade superficial foi verificada através do rugosímetro. Observações morfológicas foram realizadas através de microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV. Os resultados foram estatisticamente analisados com ANOVA (dois fatores e teste Tukey (5% e revelaram uma redução significante nos valores de microdureza e um aumento significante da rugosidade de superfície após o clareamento. Alterações na morfologia do esmalte após o clareamento foram observadas através de MEV. Concluiu-se que os agentes clareadores podem alterar a microdureza, rugosidade e morfologia superficial do esmalte dental.

  7. Study of the Na-C-O and Na-H-O ternary systems in the sodium rich corner

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    The purpose of this study is to provide a contribution to the understanding of the sodium - carbon - oxygen and sodium - hydrogen - oxygen ternary systems in the sodium rich corner. In order to do this the Na-NaH-Na2O-NaOH phase diagram was completed and the Na-Na2O-Na2CO3-C phase diagram was outlined. This work is made up of two parts. The first is devoted to a critical literature survey essential to establish correct phase diagrams. The second is an experimental study followed by a discussion collating our finding to the literary data. The basic experimental technique used is differential thermal analysis (DTA) but it has been completed by quenching, X-ray and chemical analysis methods. The proposed phase diagrams imply that Na-NaH-Na2O-NaOH and Na-Na2O-Na2CO3-C systems are reciprocal ternary systems. Temperatures of stable pairs reversal are respectively 410 and 6900C. The stable pairs are Na-NaOH and Na-Na2CO3 at elevated temperature, Na2O-NaH and Na2O-C at low temperature

  8. Prevalência e fatores associados à realização da mamografia na faixa etária de 50-69 anos: um estudo baseado na Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios (2003 Prevalence and factors associated with mammograms in the 50-69-year age group: a study based on the Brazilian National Household Sample Survey (PNAD-2003

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    Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi desenvolvido utilizando dados da Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios de 2003 (PNAD 2003, com o objetivo de estimar a prevalência e os fatores associados à realização da mamografia entre mulheres brasileiras com 50-59 e 60-69 anos de idade. Participaram do estudo 16.570 e 10.722 mulheres nas respectivas faixas etárias. Quarenta e três por cento das participantes com 50-69 anos haviam realizado uma mamografia nos últimos dois anos. Essa prevalência foi mais baixa na faixa etária superior (37% em comparação à inferior (46%. Em ambas as faixas etárias, a realização da mamografia apresentou associações positivas e independentes com a localização urbana do domicílio, a macrorregião de residência, a escolaridade, a renda domiciliar, o exame de Papanicolau, o número de consultas médicas e a cobertura por plano de saúde. Esses resultados mostram que a cobertura da mamografia ainda é baixa entre mulheres brasileiras, sobretudo entre as mais velhas, e que existem profundas desigualdades associadas à sua realização. Recomenda-se a condução de investigações mais profundas que permitam um melhor entendimento dessas desigualdades, visando a sua superação.This study was developed to estimate the prevalence and factors associated with mammograms among Brazilian women, based on data from the National Household Sample Survey (PNAD in 2003. 16,570 and 10,722 women aged 50-59 and 60-69 years participated in the study. 43% of participants aged 50-69 years had received a mammogram in the previous two years. The rate was lower among older women (37% as compared to the younger group (46%. In both age groups, having received a mammogram in the previous two years was positively and independently associated with urban residence, region of residence, years of schooling, family income, Papanicolaou exam, number of physician visits, and health plan coverage. The results showed that the prevalence of

  9. Terapia de linguagem na afasia

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    Mauro Spinelli

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    Full Text Available A terapia da linguagem na afasia foi estudada em 15 pacientes, 8 do sexo masculino e 7 do sexo feminino; a idade variou de menos de 10 anos a mais de 50 anos; em 11 casos a afasia era sequela de acidente vascular cerebral e, em 4, de traumatismo crânio-encefálico. Quanto ao tipo de afasia, 5 pacientes apresentavam déficits predominantemente de expressão e 10 apresentavam déficits receptivos e expressivos em graus equiparáveis. Em 6 casos a terapia foi iniciada dentro dos 3 primeiros meses de instalação do quadro; nos restantes foi iniciada mais tardiamente. Dos 15 pacientes, 11 apresentaram evolução satisfatória, a qual não depndeu do grau de afasia, do tipo de afasia, da idade do paciente, do tipo de patologia e do intervalo entre a instalação do quadro afásico e o início da terapia. A terapia da linguagem no paciente afásico é efetiva, o prognóstico não pode ser feito a priori. Somente a evolução do caso com sua retestagem criteriosa poderá dar dados realmente úteis para se falar em evolução.

  10. Influência dos agentes clareadores e um refrigerante a base de cola na microdureza do esmalte dental e a ação da saliva na superfície tratada = Influence of bleaching agents and a carbonated soft drink on dental enamel microhardness as well as the artificial saliva effect on the treated surface

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    Araújo, Rodrigo Maximo de

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar os efeitos de três agentes clareadores e uma bebida carbonatada, à base de cola, sobre a microdureza do esmalte dental, assim como os efeitos da saliva artificial sobre o esmalte tratado com estes agentes. Foram utilizados quarenta dentes incisivos bovinos embutidos em resina acrílica. As amostras foram avaliadas em microdurômetro (Future Tech FM 700 após a divisão em quatro grupos, uma leitura inicial da microdureza serviu como controle do experimento: Grupo 1: peróxido de carbamida a 10% (Whiteness Perfect – FGM; Grupo 2: refrigerante Coca-Cola; Grupo 3: peróxido de carbamida a 37% (Whiteness Super – FGM; Grupo 4: peróxido de hidrogênio a 35% (Whiteness HP – FGM. Os dados foram submetidos aos testes estatísticos ANOVA e Tukey. Conclui-se que os agentes clareadores não diminuíram a microdureza do esmalte; a exposição à Coca-Cola diminuiu significantemente a microdureza do esmalte; o tempo de exposição aos agentes foi significante apenas para a Coca- Cola; o armazenamento em saliva aumentou a microdureza do esmalte exposto ao peróxido de carbamida a 37%; à Coca-Cola e ao peróxido de hidrogênio à 35%

  11. O poder da informação na política internacional: a wikileaks e a revolução na Tunísia

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    Dissertação apresentada para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais O presente trabalho consiste na Dissertação de Mestrado em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais, na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Pretende avaliar a importância da informação na política internacional no Século XXI. Com base na teoria de Joseph Nye Jr. – percursor do conceito de soft power -, defende q...

  12. Management system of personnel dosimetry based on ISO 9001:2008 for medical diagnostic; Sistema de gerenciamento da dosimetria pessoal baseado na ISO 9001:2008 para radiodiagnostico medico

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    Queiroz, Carlos E.B.; Gerber Junior, Walmoli; Jahn, Tiago R.; Hahn, Tiago T.; Fontana, Thiago S.; Bolzan, Vagner, E-mail: brasilrad@brasilrad.com.br [Brasilrad Consultoria em Radioprotecao, Florianopolis, SC (Brazil)

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    MDose is a computer management system of personal dosimetry in diagnostic radiology services physician based on ISO 9001:9008 management system. According to Brazilian law all service radiology should implement a control of personal dosimetry in addition to radiation doses greater than 1.5 mSv/year service should do research of high dose, which is to identify the causes the resulting dose increase professional. This work is based on the use of the PDCA cycle in a JAVA software developed as a management method in the analysis of high doses in order to promote systematic and continuous improvement within the organization of radiological protection of workers.

  13. NaK handling and removal

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    Sodium-potassium alloy is used in specific application in French Fast Breeder Reactors as: cold traps, NaK bubbler for argon purification, valves and also in experimental irradiation devices. lt has been preferred to sodium because it is liquid from + 7 deg. C for the most common peritectic alloy. After its use, NaK is considered as a hazardous waste (nuclear or not) due to its high reactivity with air and water. The most important risk remains in handling NaK systems which have not been operated for some time. The NaK will be covered with a crust of the superoxide K02 which is a strong oxidising agent. Thermodynamically, K02 will react with most organic material or metallic dust or swarfs and can also react with additional NaK to give sufficient heat to boil part of the NaK, resulting in a sudden increase in pressure and small explosions. We describe the formation given to experimenters in our Sodium School and the CEA's experience in treating specific devices for transportation, decanting of tanks, tank opening and NaK removal. (author)

  14. Gasotransmitters: novel regulators of epithelial na(+) transport?

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    Althaus, Mike

    2012-01-01

    The vectorial transport of Na(+) across epithelia is crucial for the maintenance of Na(+) and water homeostasis in organs such as the kidneys, lung, or intestine. Dysregulated Na(+) transport processes are associated with various human diseases such as hypertension, the salt-wasting syndrome pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1, pulmonary edema, cystic fibrosis, or intestinal disorders, which indicate that a precise regulation of epithelial Na(+) transport is essential. Novel regulatory signaling molecules are gasotransmitters. There are currently three known gasotransmitters: nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO), and hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S). These molecules are endogenously produced in mammalian cells by specific enzymes and have been shown to regulate various physiological processes. There is a growing body of evidence which indicates that gasotransmitters may also regulate Na(+) transport across epithelia. This review will summarize the available data concerning NO, CO, and H(2)S dependent regulation of epithelial Na(+) transport processes and will discuss whether or not these mediators can be considered as true physiological regulators of epithelial Na(+) transport biology.

  15. Gasotransmitters: Novel regulators of epithelial Na+ transport?

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    Mike eAlthaus

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The vectorial transport of Na+ across epithelia is crucial for the maintenance of Na+ and water homeostasis in organs such as the kidneys, lung or intestine. Dysregulated Na+ transport processes are associated with various human diseases such as hypertension, the salt-wasting syndrome pseudohypoaldosteronism type 1, pulmonary edema, cystic fibrosis or intestinal disorders, which indicate that a precise regulation of epithelial Na+ transport is essential. Novel regulatory signaling molecules are gasotransmitters. There are currently three known gasotransmitters: nitric oxide (NO, carbon monoxide (CO and hydrogen sulfide (H2S. These molecules are endogenously produced in mammalian cells by specific enzymes and have been shown to regulate various physiological processes. There is a growing body of evidence, which indicates that gasotransmitters may also regulate Na+ transport across epithelia. This review will summarize the available data concerning NO, CO and H2S dependent regulation of epithelial Na+ transport processes and will discuss whether or not these mediators can be considered as true physiological regulators of epithelial Na+ transport biology.

  16. Publicidade infantil: uma análise de táticas persuasivas na TV aberta

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    Fabio Iglesias; Lucas Soares Caldas; Stela Maria Santos de Lemos

    2013-01-01

    Embora haja um forte debate sobre a ética e os efeitos da publicidade veiculada na mídia televisiva, ainda se conhece pouco sobre esses fenômenos em relação ao público infantil. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo investigar o uso de estratégias persuasivas voltadas para o consumo infantil na mídia, com base na literatura científica de influência em psicologia social. A avaliação de 182 peças publicitárias veiculados nos intervalos comerciais de um programa infantil de elevada audiência da telev...

  17. Thin NaCl films on silver (001): island growth and work function

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    Cabailh, Gregory; Henry, Claude R.; Barth, Clemens

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    The surface work function (WF) and substrate temperature dependence of the NaCl thin-film growth on Ag(001) have been studied by noncontact atomic force microscopy and Kelvin probe force microscopy. In the sub-monolayer range, the NaCl film is composed of large crystalline islands, which decrease in density and increase in size with increasing temperature during deposition. Each island is composed of a large base island 2 monolayers (ML) thick (for T > 343 K), which collects impinging NaCl mo...

  18. The NA48 LKr calorimeter readout electronics

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    Gianoli, A; Barr, C; Brodier-Yourstone, P; Buchholz, P; Ceccucci, Augusto; Cerri, C; Chlopik, A; Constantini, F; Fantechi, R; Formenti, F; Funk, W; Giudici, Sergio; Gorini, B; Guzik, J A; Hallgren, Björn I; Kozhevnikov, Yu; Iwansky, W; de La Taille, C; Lacourt, A; Laverrière, G C; Ljuslin, C; Mannelli, I; Martin-Chassard, G; Martini, M; Papi, A; Seguin-Moreau, N; Sozzi, M; Tarlé, J C; Velasco, M; Vossnack, O; Wahl, H; Ziolkowski, M

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    The NA48 experiment at the CERN SPS accelerator is making a measurement of the direct CP violation parameter epsilon '/ epsilon by comparing the four rates of decay of K/sub S/ and K/sub L/ into 2 pi /sup 0/ and pi /sup +/ pi /sup -/. To reconstruct the decays into 2 pi /sup 0/ the information from the almost 13500 channels of a quasi-homogeneous liquid krypton electromagnetic calorimeter is used. The readout electronics of the calorimeter has been designed to provide a dynamic range from a few MeV to about 50 GeV energy deposition per cell, and to sustain a high rate of incident particles. The system is made by cold charge preamplifiers (working at 120 degrees K), low-noise fast shapers followed by digitizer electronics at 40 MHz sampling rate that employs a gain switching technique to expand the dynamic range, where the gain can be selected for each sample individually (i.e. every 25 ns). To reduce the amount of data collected the system contains a zero suppression circuit based on halo expansion. (12 refs)...

  19. VPLIV EMBALAŽE NA PODOBO IZDELKA

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    Namen diplomskega seminarja je bil ugotoviti vpliv embalaže na podobo izdelka. Najprej smo bolj podrobno opredelili podobo in embalažo, v nadaljevanju pa smo na podlagi člankov in raziskav oba pojma povezali in ugotavljali pomen in vlogo embalaže na podobo izdelka. Prišli smo do ugotovitve, da je embalaža še posebej pomembna pri prvem nakupu izdelku, ko porabnik izdelka še ne pozna. Embalaža lahko namreč s svojim izgledom porabnika pritegne in povzroči, da porabnik izdelku nakloni pozorno...

  20. Pristup bolesniku sa sumnjom na akutni pankreatitis

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    Mikolašević, Ivana; Krznarić Zrnić, Irena; Štimac, Davor

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    Kliničke manifestacije akutnog pankreatitisa širokog su spektra i često predstavljaju diferencijalno dijagnostički problem. U pristupu bolesniku sa sumnjom na razvoj akutnog pankreatitisa nužna je iscrpna anamneza i detaljan fizikalni pregled, što nam uz najmanje trostruko povećanje aktivnosti amilaza i dvostruko povećanje aktivnosti lipaza s velikom vjerojatnošću upućuje na razvoj akutne upale gušterače. Nužno je potom procijeniti težinu akutnog pankreatitisa, kako bismo pravo...

  1. PLESNO USTVARJANJE NA PODLAGI LITERARNEGA BESEDILA

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    Krajnc, Jožica; Zaponšek, Mojca

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    Diplomsko delo z naslovom Plesno ustvarjanje na podlagi literarnega besedila je zapisano v okviru plesnega ustvarjanja otrok ob slikanici Bravo, putka!. V teoretičnem delu je obravnavan ples v povezavi z njegovim izražanjem in vzgojo. Ob tem je posebej izpostavljena estetika v plesu, sodobni ples ter balet. Poudarek je tudi na improviziranju in oblikovanju ter na dihanju in ritmu. Ob tem sta izpostavljena glasba in književnost kot pomembna motivacijska dejavnika. Teoretični del je nadgrajen s...

  2. Cancioneiro tradicional Galego: Instrumentos pobres na Escola

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    Calvo López, Alberte

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    [GL] O Cancioneiro tradicional Galego: Instrumentos pobres na Escola é un proxecto de intervención socio-educativa centrado na actual situación da música tradicional galega dentro da realidade escolar. Froito dunha profunda investigación documental e curricular a proposta de innovación concrétase na elaboración dun cancioneiro escolar asentado nas melodías e nos instrumentos (instrumentos pobres) propios do noso patrimonio cultural. A finalidade última do traballo é ofrecer aos...

  3. Pregled strategije adhezije na caklinu i dentin

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    Azinović, Zoran; Galić, Nada; Lazić, Biserka; Keros, Jadranka; Buković, Dino; Jorgić-Srdjak, Ksenija

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    U uvodu se ističe važnost kemijskoga predtretmana tvrdih zubnih tkiva tijekom restorativnoga postupka. Adhezijski restorativni postupak modificira temeljna načela preparacije kaviteta i načela prevencije zubnoga karijesa.Adhezijski se postupak početkom pedesetih godina ograničio samo na kemijski tretman caklinskih rubova. Mnoga tadašnja istraživanja bavila su se koncentracijom kiselina i vremenom jetkanja, te ultramikroskopskim izgledom jetkane caklinske površine. Kemijska obrada dentina i ve...

  4. Competências de enfermagem na arritmologia

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    Barata, L.

    2012-01-01

    A utilização do conceito de competência aparece pela primeira vez referenciado na escrita de Florence Nightingale no livro Notes on Nursing, em que o termo é usado para referir as qualidades (características) que as estudantes deveriam possuir para serem enfermeiras no final do curso. Na legislação sobre a carreira, no Regulamento para o Exercício Profissional de Enfermagem (1996), o termo competência simboliza o domínio de actuação na prática profissional, associado a uma noção que evoca a e...

  5. SODOBNA DAVČNA UPRAVA IN KADRI

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    Kovačič, Matej

    2011-01-01

    Sodobna družba narekuje optimizacijo in stalno prilagajanje vseh delovnih procesov, pogojev dela in delavcev v vsaki organizaciji. Izjeme niso tudi organi v sestavi vlade, ki spadajo v negospodarsko panogo. Davčna uprava ima eno od ključnih nalog v državni upravi, saj skrbi za proračun in financiranje države. Država bo uspešna le ob pogoju, da bo imela učinkovito, sodobno in moderno davčno upravo. Če hoče davčna uprava postati sodobna, mora stalno slediti novim trendom razvoja, prilagajati de...

  6. KVALITETA MESA LUBINA TIJEKOM POHRANE NA LEDU

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    Bojanić, Krunoslav; Kozačinski, Lidija; Filipović, Ivana; Zdolec, Nevijo; Njari, Bela

    2009-01-01

    Cilj ovog rada bio je odrediti održivost mesa lubina tijekom njegove pohrane na ledu u trajanju od 12 dana pracenjem senzornih, fizikalno-kemijskih i mikrobioloških parametara kakvoce i higijenske ispravnosti. U tu je svrhu pretraženo 30 lubina 2., 4., 6., 9. i 12. dana pohrane na ledu na 3º C. Senzorna ocjena kvalitete ocijenjena je Quality Index Method testom (QIM) izra!enom za lubina, Dicentrarchus labrax (Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories) i Market testom. Uzorci ri...

  7. VPLIV SODOBNIH MEDIJEV NA GIBALNO AKTIVNOST OTROK

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    Hlastan, Alja

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    Diplomsko delo je teoretično in se nanaša na teoretska spoznanja s področja športa , vzgoje in medijskih komunikacij. Sestavljeno je iz več poglavij, v katerih sta pojma šport in mediji natančno opredeljena in predstavljena skozi čas. Sodobni šport je namreč z leti postal kulturni in družbeni fenomen, predvsem pa produkt medijske publicitete. Poudarek je na njegovi integriteti s predšolsko vzgojo in vplivu medijev na udejstvovanje otrok v športu. Ti vplivi so lahko pozitivni in negativn...

  8. Klimatske promjene i utjecaj na zdravlje

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    Zaninović, Ksenija; Gajić-Čapka, Marjana

    2008-01-01

    Povećana koncentracija stakleničkih plinova zbog ljudskih aktivnosti uzrokovala je globalno zatopljenje koje je u proteklom stoljeću bilo najveće u posljednjih 1000 godina. Zatopljenje je zabilježeno i u Hrvatskoj, gdje je temperatura na obali porasla više nego u unutrašnjosti, pri čemu je zatopljenju na obali najviše pridonio porast ljetnih, a u unutrašnjosti zimskih temperatura zraka. Klimatske promjene utječu na zdravlje ljudi, pri čemu se najviše ističe povećana smrtnost za toplinskih val...

  9. VPLIV PARAMETROV NA KARAKTERISTIKE PROCESA VBRIZGAVANJA

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    Radeljić, Boštjan

    2011-01-01

    V nalogi je predstavljen mehansko krmiljen sistem za vbrizgavanje goriva s posebnim poudarkom na izboljšanju karakteristik vbrizgavanja. Analizirani so vplivi posameznih parametrov kot so dolžina in notranji premer visokotlačnih cevi tlačilke ter preddvig bata v linijski visokotlačni tlačilki na karakteristiko vbrizgavanja, tlak vbrizgavanja, trajanje in začetek vbrizgavanja. Analiza eksperimenta je pokazala, da imata na karakteristike procesa vbrizgavanja največji vpliv dolžina in no...

  10. ORGANIZACIJA FESTIVALA S POUDARKOM NA FINANCIRANJU

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    Puhar, Rene

    2010-01-01

    Na primeru Festivala DokMa je predstavljen procesni način vodenja in upravljanja organizacije s področja kulture. Identificirani so procesi, ki so za organizacijo festivala ključni. V delu so opazovane še organizacije nekaterih drugih vidnih festivalov: Festivala Lent, Festivala Animateka, Festivala Magdalena. V poglavju o financiranju so analizirani potencialni viri financiranja slovenskih festivalov, ob tem pa izpostavljeni nekateri načini za uspešno pridobivanje finančnih sredstev iz naslo...

  11. VARNOST ELEKTRONSKEGA PLAČEVANJA NA INTERNETU

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    Zidar, Miha

    2013-01-01

    Vsi uporabniki elektronskega poslovanja se srečujemo s problematiko varnosti te vrste poslovanja. Predvsem sem ciljamo na uporabnike srednjih let in starejše. Lastna raziskava je pokazala, da več kot tri četrtine anketirancev že uporablja elektronska plačilna sredstva, vendar moramo izpostaviti, da je bila povprečna starost anketirancev 27.2 let. Namen diplomskega seminarja je bil seznanitev z alternativami plačevanja na internetu ter analiziranje le-teh glede varnosti ter prijaznosti d...

  12. SPLETNI PORTAL O KAMPIRANJU NA VZHODNEM JADRANU

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    Hribar, Matej

    2015-01-01

    Spletni portali ponujajo veliko informacij o počitniških kapacitetah, zato se večina ljudi, ki si želijo letni dopust preživeti v enem izmed kampov, odloča na podlagi le-teh. Obstaja veliko portalov o kampiranju, vendar pa le ti zaradi svoje posplošenosti ne ponujajo zadostno število informacij, ki jih uporabnik potrebuje. Za temo o spletnem portalu o kampiranju smo se odločili, ker smo mnenja, da portali o kampiranju na vzhodnem Jadranu uporabnikom na enem mestu ne nudijo zadostnih inform...

  13. Análise das habilidades cognitivas requeridas dos candidatos ao cargo de contador na Administração Pública Federal, utilizando-se indicadores fundamentados na visão da Taxonomia de Bloom Analysis of cognitive skills required from candidate accountants in the brazilian Federal Public Administration, using indicators based on Bloom's Taxonomy

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    Jorge José Barros de Santana Junior

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo objetiva detectar, através dos seis níveis de conhecimento da Taxonomia de Bloom, qual a tendência das habilidades cognitivas requeridas, quando da demanda por profissionais contadores pela Administração Direta e Indireta da União, utilizando-se da análise das questões de algumas recentes provas de concursos (1999 a 2006, o que evidenciará um perfil de desempenho intelectual delineado por esse setor público. A partir dessa análise, busca-se fazer uma reflexão sobre os caminhos a serem percorridos, para que o profissional contador possa atingir as demandas de desempenho intelectual exigidas pelo atual cenário de desenvolvimento tecnológico e econômico mundial. O artigo foi desenvolvido utilizando-se do método indutivo, mediante pesquisas bibliográficas e documentais, além de técnicas de investigação estatística. Aborda-se o histórico das últimas mudanças ocorridas no mercado profissional, em especial do setor público, e o entendimento dos fundamentos da Taxonomia de Bloom, apresentando como proposta alguns indicadores de aprendizagem mais voltados para uma realidade atual. O resultado da pesquisa demonstrou que não se está exigindo dos candidatos ao cargo de contador (ou com especialidade em contabilidade os mais altos indicadores de habilidades cognitivas. Verifica-se, portanto, a necessidade de mudanças efetivas nos rumos dessa profissão, para que se possa garantir o espaço almejado para todos aqueles que optaram em trabalhar e desenvolver as Ciências Contábeis.This study aims to detect, by means of the six knowledge levels in Bloom´s Taxonomy, tendencies in the cognitive abilities required when professional accountants are demanded by the Brazilian Direct and Indirect Administration, using the analysis of questions posed during some recent selection exams (1999 to 2006, to evidence the intellectual performance profile outlined by the public sector. Based on this analysis, attempts are made to

  14. Search for compounds of the NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} family (R = La, Nd, Gd, and Yb) and the new NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} orthoborate

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    Svetlyakova, T. N., E-mail: svetlyakovatn@gmail.com; Kokh, A. E.; Kononova, N. G. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Fedorov, P. P. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Rashchenko, S. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation); Maillard, A. [University of Metz and Supelec, Laboratoire Materiaux Optiques, Photonique et Systemes (France)

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    A search for compounds of the NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} composition (where R = La{sup 3+}, Nd{sup 3+}, Gd{sup 3+}, or Yb{sup 3+}) is performed by solid state synthesis and spontaneous crystallization. A new compound, NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, is found in this series. It crystallizes in space group R3{sup -} and belongs to the family of sublayer complex orthoborates with isolated BO{sub 3} groups NaBaR(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} (R = Y, Sc, and Yb). Theoretical X-ray powder diffraction patterns of NaBaY(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, NaBaSc(BO{sub 3}){sub 2}, and NaBaYb(BO{sub 3}){sub 2} are calculated based on single-crystal data.

  15. Collisional Quantum Interference on Rotational Energy Transfer: Relation Between Integral Interference Angle and Rotational Quantum Number in Na2(A1∑+u,v=8~b3∏0u,v=14)-Na System

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    WANG Wei-Li; SONG Peng; LI Yong-Qing; MIAO Gang; MA Feng-Cai

    2006-01-01

    Collisional quantum interference (CQI) on rotational energy transfer was observed in Na2 (A1∑u+, v = 8~b3∏ou, v = 14) system in collision with Na [Chem. Phys. Lett. 318 (2000) 107], and the degree of the interference was measured. The integral interference angle was obtained through theoretical calculation. We will research the factors that have effect on collisional quantum interference on rotational energy transfer in Na2(A 1∑u+, v = 8 ~ b3∏0u, v = 14) -Na system. Basing on the time-dependent first order Born approximation, and taking into account the anisotropic Lennard-Jones interaction potentials and "straight-line" trajectory approximation, we obtain the factors that have effect on CQI in Na2-Na system, and obtain the relation between the integral interference angle and rotational quantum number.

  16. Does vasopressin improve the mortality of septic shock patients treated with high-dose NA

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    Koichi Ohsugi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim of Study: In Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2012, noradrenalin (NA is recommended as a first choice vasopressor. Although vasopressin (VP is recommended for the treatment of NA-resistant septic shock, the optimal parameters for its administration remain unclear. Materials and Methods: We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the clinical outcomes of the administration of VP to adult septic shock patients who were undergoing high-dose NA (≥0.25 μg/kg/min therapy in our Intensive Care Unit between January 2010 and December 2013. We defined high-dose NA as a dose of >0.25 μg/kg/min, based on the definition of low-dose NA as a dose of 5-14 μg/min because the average body weight of the patients in this study was 53.0 kg. Results: Among 29 patients who required the administration of high-dose NA, 18 patients received VP. Although the patient background physiological conditions and NA dose did not differ between the two groups, the survival rate of the VP-treated patients was significantly lower (33% than that of the patients who were managed with a high-dose of NA-alone (82% (P = 0.014. The lactate clearance did not change after the administration of VP, whereas it improved when in NA treatment alone. Conclusion: The results suggest that the administration of VP did not improve the mortality among septic shock patients when administered in addition to high-dose NA.

  17. Rate of Homogeneous Crystal Nucleation in molten NaCl

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    Valeriani, C; Frenkel, D; 10.1063/1.1896348

    2009-01-01

    We report a numerical simulation of the rate of crystal nucleation of sodium chloride from its melt at moderate supercooling. In this regime nucleation is too slow to be studied with "brute-force" Molecular Dynamics simulations. The melting temperature of ("Tosi-Fumi") NaCl is $\\sim 1060$K. We studied crystal nucleation at $T$=800K and 825K. We observe that the critical nucleus formed during the nucleation process has the crystal structure of bulk NaCl. Interestingly, the critical nucleus is clearly faceted: the nuclei have a cubical shape. We have computed the crystal-nucleation rate using two completely different approaches, one based on an estimate of the rate of diffusive crossing of the nucleation barrier, the other based on the Forward Flux Sampling and Transition Interface Sampling (FFS-TIS) methods. We find that the two methods yield the same result to within an order of magnitude. However, when we compare the extrapolated simulation data with the only available experimental results for NaCl nucleatio...

  18. O velho na propaganda Old people in advertising

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    Guita Grin Debert

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo trata das imagens de mulheres e homens velhos na publicidade. Com base em entrevistas, realizadas com os criadores das propagandas, ativistas da questão da velhice e através de uma dinâmica com um grupo da terceira idade, é analisado um corpus de propagandas apresentadas na televisão nos anos 90. O argumento central é que estas imagens são ativas na produção da "reprivatização do envelhecimento", que implica sua transformação num problema dos indivíduos considerados incapazes de se envolver em atividades motivadoras, deixando de adotar formas de consumo e estilos de vida adequados para evitar a velhice.The article deals with images of old men and women in advertising. It analyzes a corpus of TV ads of the 1990's based on interviews with advertising creators, old age activists and a group discussion with a third age activity group. The central argument concerns the fact that those images promote the "reprivatization of aging", which implies transforming it into a problem concerning individuals that are seen as unable to develop motivating skills, and to adopt consumption patterns and ways of life appropriate to avoid old age.

  19. O corpo na neurose obsessiva The body in obsessional neuroses

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    Alinne Nogueira Coppus

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta a temática do corpo na neurose obsessiva a partir de dois eixos de abordagem: suas peculiaridades em relação à histeria e a diretriz que a tríade freudiana - inibição, sintoma e angústia - fornece às discussões desse tema. Diante da maior incidência de publicações acerca da histeria e frente ao destaque tradicionalmente concedido nesse tipo clínico para os sintomas na esfera do pensamento, sua problemática é o lugar do corpo na dinâmica dessa neurose em suas especificidades na relação do obsessivo com o desejo e com a morte. Delimita-se o corpo como terreno em que são vividos os impasses relativos à sexualidade e à transitoriedade própria à finitude humana. Examinam-se as formas e a função das manifestações clínicas do corpo na neurose obsessiva com base na tríade freudiana inibição, sintoma e angústia.The theme of this paper is the body in obsessional neurosis from two approaches lines: its peculiarities in relation to hysteria and guidance by the freudian triade - inhibiton, symptom and anxiety. Given the higher incidence of publications about hysteria and according to the emphasis traditionally given to this clinical type to the symptoms in the sphere of thought, its problematic is the place of the body in the dynamics of this neurosis, in its specificities in the relationship of the obsessive towards desire and death. The body is defined as the ground in which the dilemmas relating to sexuality and to the transience of human finitude are experienced and to outline the possibilities offered by analysis. The forms and the function of the clinical manifestations of the body in obsessional neurosis are examined based on the Freudian triad inhibition, symptom and anxiety.

  20. Mortality and its predictors among antiretroviral therapy naïve HIV-infected individuals with CD4 cell count ≥350 cells/mm3 compared to the general population: data from a population-based prospective HIV cohort in Uganda

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    Ben Masiira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Evidence exists that even at high CD4 counts, mortality among HIV-infected antiretroviral therapy (ART naïve individuals is higher than that in the general population. However, many developing countries still initiate ART at CD4 ≤350 cells/mm3. Objective: To compare mortality among HIV-infected ART naïve individuals with CD4 counts ≥350 cells/mm3 with mortality in the general Ugandan population and to investigate risk factors for death. Design: Population-based prospective HIV cohort. Methods: The study population consisted of HIV-infected people in rural southwest Uganda. Patients were reviewed at the study clinic every 3 months. CD4 cell count was measured every 6 months. Rate ratios were estimated using Poisson regression. Indirect methods were used to calculate standardised mortality ratios (SMRs. Results: A total of 374 participants with CD4 ≥350 cells/mm3 were followed for 1,328 person-years (PY over which 27 deaths occurred. Mortality rates (MRs (per 1,000 PY were 20.34 (95% CI: 13.95–29.66 among all participants and 16.43 (10.48–25.75 among participants aged 15–49 years. Mortality was higher in periods during which participants had CD4 350–499 cells/mm3 than during periods of CD4 ≥500 cells/mm3 although the difference was not statistically significant [adjusted rate ratio (aRR=1.52; 95% CI: 0.71–3.25]. Compared to the general Ugandan population aged 15–49 years, MRs were 123% higher among participants with CD4 ≥500 cells/mm3 (SMR: 223%, 95% CI: 127–393% and 146% higher among participants with CD4 350–499 cells/mm3 (246%, 117%–516. After adjusting for current age, mortality was associated with increasing WHO clinical stage (aRR comparing stage 3 or 4 and stage 1: 10.18, 95% CI: 3.82–27.15 and decreasing body mass index (BMI (aRR comparing categories ≤17.4 Kg/m2 and ≥18.5 Kg/m2: 6.11, 2.30–16.20. Conclusion: HIV-infected ART naïve individuals with CD4 count ≥350 cells/mm3 had a higher