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  1. Método isotónico modificado para la Medida de actividades de electrolitos

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    Luis H. Blanco

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El método Isopléstico tradicional fue modificado en varios aspectos, siendo el más Importante el de reemplazar las celdas de metales preciosos por celdas de acero Inoxidable. Se adicionó un manómetro para poder detectar cambios bruscos de la presión, se cambió la agitación continua a esporádica y se estableció un control de la temperatura del aire. Los resultados obtenidos fueron comparables con los reportados en la literatura.

  2. Diseño y desarrollo de un análogo de queso para pizza a partir de almidones modificados

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    Rodríguez Iglesias, Paula

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este trabajo es el diseño y desarrollo de una fórmula de fabricación de un análogo de queso a partir de almidones modificados que consiga reducir los costes conservando unas propiedades funcionales y fisicoquímicas aptas para su comercialización. Se centra en la sustitución de parte de la caseína cuajo por una combinación de almidones modificados realizándose una serie de pruebas previas con distintos almidones modificados y se seleccionan los que mejor funcionan: ...

  3. Cementos oseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita para implantes óseos

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    Mónica López Hernández

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo dinámico, tan característico de nuestras sociedades modernas, ha provocado un aumento en la expectativa de vida del hombre. El envejecimiento progresivo de la población se ha visto acompañado por un notable incremento de las afecciones articulares degenerativas que requieren de sustitución protésica. En las últimas décadas las investigaciones en el campo de los biomateriales han estado dirigidas a la búsqueda de materiales con las características adecuadas para la restauración o sustitución del tejido óseo. Entre ellos se encuentran, los cementos óseos, los cuales se han convertido en los últimos años en biomateriales de gran utilidad como sustitutos óseos. El estudio de diferentes formulaciones químicas, de las propiedades físicas y mecánicas, el efecto de posibles aditivos, la biocompatibilidad y las propiedades biológicas de estos cementos tienen como objetivo principal la obtenci ón de biomateriales con variadas aplicaciones en los ámbitos quirúrgicos en que se requiere la sustitución y regeneración ósea. Se revisaron los aspectos más importantes de los cementos óseos acrílicos en cuanto a sus propiedades físicas, químicas, mecánicas, así como los métodos más usados para la preparación del polímero y las formulaciones de los cementos. Se discuten también las experiencias clínicas acumuladas con diferentes tipos de cementos acrílicos, sus ventajas y limitaciones tanto en la fijación de endoprótesis articulares como en el relleno de defectos óseos y los intentos por mejorar su biocompatibilidad mediante cargas de hidroxiapatita (HA. La obtención de materiales compuestos por polimetacrilato de metilo-HA parece ser una vía factible que promete resultados prominentes para la fabricación de nuevos cementos quirúrgicos con mejores propiedades para ser usados en la cirugía reconstructiva del hueso en general.

  4. Cementos oseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita para implantes óseos

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    Mónica López Hernández; Ramón González Santos

    2006-01-01

    El desarrollo dinámico, tan característico de nuestras sociedades modernas, ha provocado un aumento en la expectativa de vida del hombre. El envejecimiento progresivo de la población se ha visto acompañado por un notable incremento de las afecciones articulares degenerativas que requieren de sustitución protésica. En las últimas décadas las investigaciones en el campo de los biomateriales han estado dirigidas a la búsqueda de materiales con las características adecuadas para la restauración o...

  5. Modelo de Whiten (1972 modificado para modelación de la trituración de la antracita residual de Nicaro

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    Andrey Leyva-Mormul

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de modelar el proceso de trituración del carbón antracita en trituradores de cono se tomó como punto de partida el modelo de Whiten sustituyendo las funciones de clasificación y de distribución de la fragmentación por las ecuaciones de Whiten y White (1979 y Austin y Luckie (1972. Para la determinación de ambas funciones y la identificación de sus coeficientes de forma conjunta fue utilizado un algoritmo desarrollado por Hechavarría (2011. Los resultados mostraron que la función de clasificación coincide con la forma de la función cuadrática reportada por Vogel y Peukert (2005 y Coello et al. (2011. La función de distribución de la fragmentación acumulativa para las diferentes clases de tamaño obtenida confirma la validez del modelo teórico propuesto por Austin y Luckie. La composición granulométrica del producto triturado obtenida por el modelo sigue patrones similares a la curva granulométrica obtenida por el muestreo en la instalación estudiada. Los valores del coeficiente de correlación (0,9826 y del estadígrafo de Chi-cuadrado confirma la validez del modelo de Whiten modificado para la modelación de la trituración de la antracita de la instalación del Centro de Investigaciones Siderúrgicas de Nicaro.

  6. Construção e avaliação de eletrodos modificados com hexacianoferrato de prata para a determinação amperométrica de isoniazida

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    Oliveira, Paulo Roberto

    2013-01-01

    Resumo: Um método rápido e simples para a determinação de isoniazida foi desenvolvido com um sistema de análise por injeção em fluxo (FIA) usando um eletrodo impresso (EI) de carbono modificado com hexacianoferrato de prata (Ag-HCF) como detector amperométrico. A isoniazida (INZ) é um agente anti tuberculástico frequentemente utilizado para fins clínicos. Devido aos acidentes de intoxicação levarem a morte, a determinação de níveis deste fármaco em fluidos do corpo humano é vital para verific...

  7. ELEMENTOS PARA EL DISEÑO DE UN SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES EN ACTIVIDADES RELACIONADAS CON ORGANISMOS GENÉTICAMENTE MODIFICADOS: APORTES A PARTIR DE UN CASO DE ESTUDIO

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    BENAVIDES-MOLINEROS JULIA

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia, las actividades relacionadas con organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM deben estar respaldadas por evaluaciones de los riesgos que ellas puedan representar para la diversidad biológica, la salud humana y la producción agropecuaria. Con base en estas evaluaciones, las autoridades competentes toman decisiones consistentes principalmente en autorizar o negar las actividades solicitadas.En estas decisiones, la racionalidad del proceso está bastante bien determinada en lo que respecta a los efectos sobre la salud humana, en particular toxicidad y alergenicidad, pero no ocurre lo mismo con los efectos sobre la biodiversidad. Uno de los mayores problemas en este campo es la falta de definición de una metodología específica para la toma de decisiones, lo cual da como resultado que las decisiones sean tomadas de manera intuitiva y poco sistemática. Las autoridades competentes han reconocido la necesidad de contar con un sistema de información que contribuya a resolver esta situación.Este trabajo presenta una propuesta de la estructura básica de un sistema para la toma de decisiones orientado a las autoridades involucradas en el proceso. La propuesta se definió con base en una revisión de las principales metodologías para la evaluación de riesgos en materia de OGM y tomando como caso de estudio el flujo de genes desde OGM hacia parientes silvestres. La estructura está planteada como un modelo entidad-relación de carácter general a partir del cual puede desarrollarse el diseño detallado del sistema. La propuesta hace énfasis en la documentación de los protocolos de decisión y de la racionalidad de uso de los insumos de información.

  8. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco

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    2012-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados...

  9. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco Uso de fluorescencia en un método de disector modificado para estimar el número de miocitos en el tejido cardíaco Use of fluorescence in a modified disector method to estimate the number of myocytes in cardiac tissue

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes; Arlete Rita Penitente; André Talvani; Antônio José Natali; Clóvis Andrade Neves; Izabel Regina Santos Costa Maldonado

    2012-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados...

  10. Método sol-gel modificado para obtenção de alumina nanoencapsulada com terras raras Sol-gel modified method for obtaining alpha-alumina nanocoated with rare earth

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    Maciel, A. P.; E. R. Leite; Longo, E.; J. A. Varela

    2005-01-01

    Neste trabalho, alfa-alumina foi nanoencapsulada com óxido de lantânio usando um método sol-gel modificado. Um precursor polímero de lantânio foi usado para encapsular a alfa-Al2O3, dispersa em água. A influência da nanocápsula de óxido de lantânio na sinterização e microestrutura da alfa-alumina foi investigada usando-se técnicas de microscopia eletrônica. A microscopia eletrônica de varredura dos grãos nanoencapsulados revelou que compostos de lantânio precipitam no contorno de grão da alfa...

  11. Estudo de misturas asfálticas com ligante modificado pelo polímero EVA para pavimentos urbanos de Manaus - AM Study of asphalt mixtures containing a binder modified with EVA polymer for use in urban pavements in Manaus

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    Daniela M. G. D'Antona

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa buscou soluções com materiais alternativos visando à construção de pavimentos urbanos para Manaus (AM com maior vida útil e condizente com as suas condições de serviço, em particular, o seu desempenho mecânico frente às temperaturas regionais. Estudou-se o ligante regional, CAP 50/70, misturado com 4% do polímero EVA, e como partícipe em compósitos asfálticos. A incorporação do mencionado polímero teve como objetivo melhorar suas propriedades reológicas e, por conseguinte, o comportamento mecânico desse compósito - concreto asfáltico, empregado como revestimento nas vias urbanas da Capital do Estado do Amazonas. Os ligantes (virgem e modificado foram caracterizados conforme a especificação da ANP e a metodologia Superpave. As misturas asfálticas foram avaliadas pelo ensaio de fluência por compressão axial, com carregamento dinâmico à temperatura de 40 ºC. O material asfáltico modificado com EVA (AMP EVA demonstrou melhores propriedades reológicas ou equivalentes ao asfalto convencional (REMAN, ao longo de todos os ensaios de caracterização. As misturas alternativas compostas com o CAP modificado (SEVA obtiveram desempenho mecânico superior ao de misturas com cimento asfáltico habitualmente comercializado na região (SMAN.In this research we investigated alternative materials to build urban pavements in Manaus, seeking for pavements with longer lifetime for usage and suitable mechanical properties to withstand the local temperatures. The asphaltic mixtures contained a regional binder, namely CAP 50/70, mixed with 4% of EVA polymer. The incorporation of the latter polymer was aimed at improving the rheological properties of asphaltic concrete used in roads in the Amazonas' capital. The asphalt binders (original and modified were characterized in accordance with the ANP (National Petroleum Agency specification and the Superpave methodology. The asphalt mixtures had their mechanical properties

  12. Siembra comercial de cultivos genéticamente modificados en el campo mexicano: una herramienta viable para el desarrollo rural sustentable y la seguridad alimentaria

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    Alejandro Monteagudo Cuevas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Hacia las últimas décadas del siglo pasado, ciertas técnicas de ingeniería gené- tica empezaron a aplicarse a la agricultura, dando origen a la biotecnología agrícola moderna. Esta ciencia se orientó hacia fines tan importantes como el combate a las plagas que azotan varios cultivos de gran importancia económica y a la tolerancia a herbicidas. Gracias a los avances de la ingeniería genética, el mundo está logrando grandes beneficios en la agricultura, y en consecuencia en la alimentación de la hu- manidad. Au nque los organismos genéticamente modificados ( ogm tienen apenas 18 años de ser sembrados, son ya la tecnología agrícola de más rápida adopción en la historia.

  13. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.

  14. Adhesivos Fenol-Urea-Formaldehído Modificados con Taninos para Contrachapados de Uso Exterior Tannin Modified Phenol-Urea-Formaldehyde Adhesives for Exterior Grade Plywood

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    G. Vázquez; F. López-Suevos; J. González-Álvarez; G. Antorrena

    2005-01-01

    Se han estudiado la formulación y las características de adhesivos fenol-urea-formaldehído-taninos para su aplicación a tableros contrachapados de eucalipto de uso exterior. Los adhesivos se han preparado por copolimerización a temperatura ambiente de taninos de corteza de Pinus pinaster (5-17% en peso de adhesivo final) con prepolímeros fenol-urea-formaldehído previamente elaborados bajo diferentes condiciones de operación. Un estudio reológico ha puesto de manifiesto que la adición de tanin...

  15. Síntese e caracterização de materiais mesoporosos modificados com níquel para a captura de CO2

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    A. R. Nascimento

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Materiais mesoporosos tipo SBA-15 e MCM-48 foram sintetizados com sucesso pelo método hidrotérmico e impregnados com níquel nas proporções de 5-20 peso% visando à captura de CO2. Os materiais obtidos foram caracterizados por meio de análise por difração de raios X, adsorção de N2 e microscopia eletrônica de varredura. Testes de captura de CO2 foram conduzidos em pressões entre 100 e 4000 KPa à temperatura constante de 298 K e revelaram que as capacidades de adsorção variam significativamente com as propriedades texturais dos materiais com diferentes teores de níquel, atingindo valores máximos de 14,89 e 9,97 mmol g-1 para MCM-48 e SBA-15, respectivamente.

  16. Adhesivos Fenol-Urea-Formaldehído Modificados con Taninos para Contrachapados de Uso Exterior Tannin Modified Phenol-Urea-Formaldehyde Adhesives for Exterior Grade Plywood

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    G. Vázquez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se han estudiado la formulación y las características de adhesivos fenol-urea-formaldehído-taninos para su aplicación a tableros contrachapados de eucalipto de uso exterior. Los adhesivos se han preparado por copolimerización a temperatura ambiente de taninos de corteza de Pinus pinaster (5-17% en peso de adhesivo final con prepolímeros fenol-urea-formaldehído previamente elaborados bajo diferentes condiciones de operación. Un estudio reológico ha puesto de manifiesto que la adición de taninos a los prepolímeros modifica sus características reológicas pasando de un comportamiento newtoniano a un comportamiento pseudoplástico en los adhesivos. Esta característica permite reducir considerablemente el consumo de adhesivo en la preparación de tableros contrachapados. En general, los tableros contrachapados de madera de eucalipto preparados han superado las normas europeas de calidad para tableros de uso exterior.The formulation and characteristics of phenol-urea-formaldehyde-tannin adhesives for exterior-grade eucalyptus plywoods have been studied. Adhesives have been prepared by copolymerization of Pinus pinaster bark tannins (5-17% based on final adhesive with phenol-urea-formaldehyde prepolymers previously prepared. A rheological study has demonstrated that tannin addition modifies the rheological behaviour of the prepolymers from newtonian to pseudoplastic. This characteristic significantly reduces adhesive consumption in plywood manufacture. Generally, the eucalyptus plywoods prepared from these adhesives have fulfilled the European standards for outdoor use plywoods.

  17. APLICACIÓN DEL TEST DE LA BARRA TRANSVERSAL MODIFICADO PARA EVALUAR RATAS HEMIPARKINSONIZADAS. Modify Beam Transversal Test to Evauate Hemiparkinsonian Rats.

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    LISETTE BLANCO LEZCANO

    Full Text Available La degeneración nigroestriatal que caracteriza a la enfermedad de Parkinson (EP es estudiada en modelos experimentales en roedores por inyección de 6-hidroxidopamina (6-OHDA. El presente estudio presenta una versión modificada del test de la barra transversal (TBT que permite la cuantificación del déficit motor a través de: tiempo que demora la rata en alcanzar una de las plataformas (latencia de escape, LE; tiempo que demora en caer de la barra (latencia de caída, LC; número total de errores cometidos durante la ejecución en cada barra (número de errores, NE. La forma y el diámetro de la sección transversal de la barra se modificaron desde barras rectangulares y circulares de 2,5 cm de diámetro hasta barras con esta misma forma y 1 cm de diámetro respectivamente lo cual impuso la mayor dificultad a la ejecución del test. Tres grupos de ratas Wistar fueron evaluados: no tratadas (n=15, lesionadas con 6-OHDA (n=14 y falsas operadas (n=14. Todas las variables estudiadas mostraron diferencias signifi-cativas entre ratas controles y hemiparkinsonizadas. Para todos los tipos de barras, las variables LE y NE se incrementaron mientras que la LC disminuyó significativamente en las ratas hemiparkinsonizadas en comparación con las ratas controles. La LC mostró diferencias altamente significativas (pThe nigrostriatal degeneration underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD is commonly studied in experimental animals by injection of the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine. The present study describes a modified version of a beam traversal test which allows the quantification of the motor deficit through the time spent to arrive to the platform once all four paws of the animals are in contact with the beam (escape latency, EL, the time spent before falling (tumbled down latency, TDL and the number of errors (NE committed for the animals in each beam. The shape and the diameter of the cross section of the beams were modified from rectangular and circular

  18. Método sol-gel modificado para obtenção de alumina nanoencapsulada com terras raras Sol-gel modified method for obtaining alpha-alumina nanocoated with rare earth

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    A. P. Maciel

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho, alfa-alumina foi nanoencapsulada com óxido de lantânio usando um método sol-gel modificado. Um precursor polímero de lantânio foi usado para encapsular a alfa-Al2O3, dispersa em água. A influência da nanocápsula de óxido de lantânio na sinterização e microestrutura da alfa-alumina foi investigada usando-se técnicas de microscopia eletrônica. A microscopia eletrônica de varredura dos grãos nanoencapsulados revelou que compostos de lantânio precipitam no contorno de grão da alfa-Al2O3. A microscopia eletrônica de alta resolução mostrou claramente a formação de uma camada de La2O3 na superfície da alumina. A camada de La2O3 modifica o processo de sinterização da alumina pura. Em temperaturas elevadas ocorrem mudanças significativas na morfologia e microestrutura da alfa-alumina. Verificou-se que a camada amorfa de La2O3 reage com a alumina, resultando em LaAlO3, aumentando a temperatura de sinterização. A fase La2Al24,4O39,6 foi observada no material sinterizado.alpha-alumina powder was nanocoated with lanthanum oxide by sol-gel like method. A lanthanum polymeric precursor was used to coat the alpha-Al2O3 dispersed in water. The influence of the lanthanum oxide nanocoating on the sintering and microstructure of alpha-alumina was investigated using electron microscopy techniques. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM of these nanocoated grains revealed that the lanthanum oxide precipitates on the grain boundary of the alpha-alumina, at high temperature. High-resolution electron microscopy (HREM observations clearly showed the formation of a La2O3 layer on the surface of the alpha-alumina. The La2O3 layer modified the sintering process of the pure alumina. At high temperatures significant modifications on the grain morphology and microstructure was observed. It was verified that an amorphous La2O3 layer reacts with the alpha-alumina grain, resulting in LaAlO3 and increasing the sintering temperature. The La2Al

  19. Utilização de um contêiner modelo Celle modificado para resfriamento e transporte de sêmen eqüino Use of a Celle modified container for equine semen cooling and transportation

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    G.R. Valle

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se o contêiner modelo Celle modificado para o resfriamento e transporte de sêmen eqüino. O contêiner possibilitou a inseminação de 100 éguas de diversas categorias reprodutivas, em 148 ciclos estrais. Foram utilizadas doses inseminantes de 400 milhões de espermatozóides móveis em 15ml de sêmen diluído em diluidor de leite em pó desnatado/glicose, transportado por um período médio de 215 minutos e temperatura final de 14ºC. As taxas de concepção ao primeiro ciclo e concepção/ciclo foram de 56 e 52%, respectivamente. O contêiner propiciou, durante seu uso em campo, taxa de resfriamento de -0,03ºC/min entre 19ºC e 9ºC, faixa do choque térmico. No entanto, avaliada em condições de laboratório, a taxa de resfriamento foi mais acelerada. O contêiner utilizado permite o resfriamento simultâneo de oito doses inseminantes individualizadas e com mínima aeração.A modified Celle container was developed for equine semen cooling and transportation. It was possible to inseminate 100 mares with 148 estral cycles. Each inseminating dose contained 400 million motile spermatozoa in 15ml extended semen in dry skim milk-glucose extender, transported for 215 min at 14ºC. The conception rates, at first cycle, and conception/cycle were 56 and 52%, respectively. During a field trial, the container propitiated a cooling rate of -0,03ºC/min between 19ºC and 9ºC, the cold shock zone. However, in a laboratory assessment the cooling rate was more accelerated. The container allowed cooling, simultaneously, of eight individual insemination doses with minimal aeration.

  20. Temperaturas de fabrico e compactação de misturas betuminosas com betumes modificados

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    Santos, André Filipe Rodrigues

    2011-01-01

    Os betumes modificados, contrariamente aos puros, são conhecidos por terem um comportamento reológico não-Newtoniano do tipo “shear-thinning”. Para estes a viscosidade depende da temperatura, da taxa de corte, do agente modificador e da sua percentagem. Devido à alteração do comportamento reológico, a determinação das temperaturas de fabrico e compactação dos betumes modificados exige metodologias diferentes das utilizadas para betumes puros. Destas metodologias resultam temperaturas muito el...

  1. Uso de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para estimar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco Uso de fluorescencia en un método de disector modificado para estimar el número de miocitos en el tejido cardíaco Use of fluorescence in a modified disector method to estimate the number of myocytes in cardiac tissue

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    Rômulo Dias Novaes

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionais de dissector atualmente requerem consideráveis custos financeiros, técnicos e operacionais para estimar o número de células, incluindo cardiomiócitos, em uma área de 3D. OBJETIVO: Usar a microscopia de fluorescência em um método de dissector modificado para determinar o número de miócitos no tecido cardíaco em condições normais e patológicas. MÉTODOS: O estudo empregou camundongos Wistar machos com quatro meses de idade e peso de 366,25 ± 88,21 g randomizados em grupos controles (GC, n = 8 e infectados (GI, n = 8. Os animais do GI foram inoculados com cepa Y de T. cruzi (300.000 tripomastigotas/50 g. Após oito semanas, os animais foram pesados e sacrificados. Os Ventrículos Esquerdos (VE foram removidos para análise estereológica da densidade numérica de cardiomiócitos (Nv [c] e o número total dessas células no VE (N [c]. Esses parâmetros foram estimados usando um dissector fluorescente (DF e comparados com os métodos convencionais de dissector óptico (DO e dissector físico (DFi. RESULTADOS: Em ambos os métodos de dissector, os animais do GI apresentaram queda significativa de Nv[c] e N[c] em comparação com os animais do GC (P > 0,05. Uma correlação forte, igual ou superior a 96%, foi obtida entre DF, DO e DFi. CONCLUSÃO: O método DF parece ser igualmente confiável para determinar Nv[c] e N[c] em condições normais e patológicas, apresentando algumas vantagens em relação aos métodos convencionais de dissector: redução de cortes histológicos e imagens na análise estereológica, redução do tempo de análise das imagens, a construção de DF em microscópios simples, utilizando o modo de epifluorescência, distinção de planos de dissector em ampliações inferiores.FUNDAMENTO: Métodos convencionales de disector actualmente requieren considerables costos financieros, técnicos y operativos para estimar el número de células, incluyendo cardiomiocitos, en un

  2. Caracterización del Poliuretano Modificado con Sacarosa (PSU)

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    Adolfo Brown; Bárbara Gregori; Gastón García; Livan Alba; Cristina Gastón

    2005-01-01

    El presente estudio se refiere a la caracterización del poliuretano modificado con sacarosa (PSU) con vistas a evaluar sus posibles aplicaciones como encapsulante y en sistemas de liberación controlada (SLC). Para esto, el producto fue sometido a pruebas de toxicidad aguda oral y se utilizó la Calorimetría Diferencial de Barrido (DSC) como herramienta eficaz en la evaluación de parámetros físico químicos que inciden en sus propiedades como adhesivo y formador de películas. Los resultados obte...

  3. Caracterización del Poliuretano Modificado con Sacarosa (PSU

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    Adolfo Brown

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio se refiere a la caracterización del poliuretano modificado con sacarosa (PSU con vistas a evaluar sus posibles aplicaciones como encapsulante y en sistemas de liberación controlada (SLC. Para esto, el producto fue sometido a pruebas de toxicidad aguda oral y se utilizó la Calorimetría Diferencial de Barrido (DSC como herramienta eficaz en la evaluación de parámetros físico químicos que inciden en sus propiedades como adhesivo y formador de películas. Los resultados obtenidos nos permitieron sugerir las modificaciones necesarias para lograr los objetivos propuestos.

  4. EXPLORACIÓN DE DIFERENCIAS NORMATIVAS EN EL SISTEMA DE CALIFICACIÓN CUALITATIVA PARA EL TEST GESTÁLTICO DE BENDER MODIFICADO/ EXPLORING NORMATIVE DIFFERENCES IN QUALITATIVE SCORING SYSTEM FOR MODIFIED THE BENDER GESTALT TEST

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    César Merino Soto*

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available RESUMENEl presente estudio explora la magnitud de las diferencias en los puntajes del Sistema de Calificación Cualitativa parael Test Gestáltico de Bender Modificado, usando diferente información normativa proveniente de Perú, Estados Unidos yChina. En una muestra de 324 niños(as peruanos entre 5 y 6 años de edad, se analizaron las potenciales diferencias en ladensidad, tendencia central, dispersión y clasificaciones de rendimiento visomotor. Se hallaron grandes diferenciasnormativas, y por lo tanto, el desempeño en los participantes se vio altamente sobreestimado o subestimado dependiendode la norma usada. Se discute el impacto de estos resultados en la apropiada práctica evaluativa en niños.ABSTRACTThis study explores the magnitude of difference in scores from Qualitative Scoring System to Bender Gestalt TestModified using different normative data from Peru, USA and China. In a sample of 324 children (boys and girls between5 and 6 ages, we analyzed the potential differences in density, central tendency, dispersion and visual motor performanceclassifications. It was found large normative differences, and therefore, performance in participants was highlyoverestimated or underestimated depending on the standard used. It discusses the impact of these results in the appropriateassessment practice in children.

  5. Parallel Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (ParaGrandMC) Simulation Code

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    Yamakov, Vesselin I.

    2016-01-01

    This report provides an overview of the Parallel Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (ParaGrandMC) simulation code. This is a highly scalable parallel FORTRAN code for simulating the thermodynamic evolution of metal alloy systems at the atomic level, and predicting the thermodynamic state, phase diagram, chemical composition and mechanical properties. The code is designed to simulate multi-component alloy systems, predict solid-state phase transformations such as austenite-martensite transformations, precipitate formation, recrystallization, capillary effects at interfaces, surface absorption, etc., which can aid the design of novel metallic alloys. While the software is mainly tailored for modeling metal alloys, it can also be used for other types of solid-state systems, and to some degree for liquid or gaseous systems, including multiphase systems forming solid-liquid-gas interfaces.

  6. Toxicidade de nanomateriais de ácidos poliacrílicos hidrofobicamente modificados

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    Tavares, Jorge Abel dos Santos Silva

    2014-01-01

    A crescente demanda por novos e melhores produtos levou a um desenvolvimento exponencial de novos nanomaterials (NM) manufacturados desde a década de 90. A corrente massificação de NM em produtos de uso quotidiano promove o contacto entre NM e o ambiente com possíveis efeitos adversos para os ecossistemas. O trabalho apresentado pretende sugerir qual o NM de ácido poliacrílico hidrofobicamente modificado (HMPAA) menos prejudicial para o ambiente de entre seis HMPAA NM, dos q...

  7. Estudio comparativo entre el uso de N – 2 butilcianoacrilato modificado y Vicryl 4 – 0 para el cierre de colgajos en cirugía de terceros molares Inferiores retenidos

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    José Ignacio Serrano; Guillermo Alberto Lanas Teran

    2014-01-01

    La extracción quirúrgica de los terceros molares supone la síntesis de los tejidos incididos previamente. El método de síntesis más utilizado en la práctica diaria del Cirujano Oral es la sutura con materiales convencionales guiados por una aguja para favorecer la cicatrización por primera intención, sin embargo, en la actualidad se ha puesto en boga la utilización de materiales adhesivos a base de Cianoacrilato para reemplazar las suturas convencionales, con el objetivo de disminuir el dolor...

  8. Estudio comparativo entre el uso de N – 2 butilcianoacrilato modificado y Vicryl 4 – 0 para el cierre de colgajos en cirugía de terceros molares Inferiores retenidos

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    José Ignacio Serrano

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La extracción quirúrgica de los terceros molares supone la síntesis de los tejidos incididos previamente. El método de síntesis más utilizado en la práctica diaria del Cirujano Oral es la sutura con materiales convencionales guiados por una aguja para favorecer la cicatrización por primera intención, sin embargo, en la actualidad se ha puesto en boga la utilización de materiales adhesivos a base de Cianoacrilato para reemplazar las suturas convencionales, con el objetivo de disminuir el dolor postoperatorio, la dehiscencia de las heridas, el riesgo de infecciones, entre otros factores no menos importantes. Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio predictivo es analizar comparativamente el dolor y la cicatrización de la herida postquirúrgica de terceros molares con la utilización de materiales de sutura adhesiva frente a suturas convencionales de vicryl 4/0 en cirugía de terceros molares retenidos. Materiales y métodos: Para este estudio predictivo se midieron los resultados arrojados de dos técnicas de síntesis en tejidos mucosos a través de la utilización de materiales de sutura convencional (vicryl 4/0 y sutura adhesiva a base de cianoacrilato. Se seleccionaron 30 de un universo de 137 pacientes que acuden al quirófano de la FOUCE y a clínicas particulares del cantón Sangolquí - Pichincha, en los que se realizaron 60 incisiones lineales de 3 cm de longitud, de ambos sexos, de entre 16 y 23 años de edad sin antecedentes patológicos personales. 30 incisiones correspondientes al tercer molar inferior izquierdo fueron sometidas a síntesis con material de sutura convencional y 30 incisiones correspondientes al tercer molar inferior derecho se sellaron con sutura adhesiva a base de cianoacrilato. Para valorar el dolor postquirúrgico se utilizó la técnica de escala visual análoga (EVA y para evaluar la dehiscencia de los tejidos se utilizó el método de inspección y observación. Los dos métodos se utilizaron al segundo

  9. Desarrollo de métodos analíticos avanzados para la detección y caracterización de organismos modificados genéticamente

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    León Canseco, Carlos

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    El sexto capítulo se presenta dividido en dos secciones. La primera sección aborda el desarrollo de un procedimiento analítico en CE-TOF-MS para la obtención y comparación de perfiles metabólicos en tres variedades de maíz transgénico y sus correspondientes variedades convencionales. Esta metodología permitió detectar más de 25 metabolitos en cada una de las variedades de maíz. Además, la comparación de los perfiles metabólicos permitió detectar diferencias estadísticamente significativas ...

  10. Estudo de misturas asfálticas com ligante modificado pelo polímero EVA para pavimentos urbanos de Manaus - AM Study of asphalt mixtures containing a binder modified with EVA polymer for use in urban pavements in Manaus

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    Daniela M. G. D'Antona; Consuelo A. Da Frota

    2011-01-01

    A presente pesquisa buscou soluções com materiais alternativos visando à construção de pavimentos urbanos para Manaus (AM) com maior vida útil e condizente com as suas condições de serviço, em particular, o seu desempenho mecânico frente às temperaturas regionais. Estudou-se o ligante regional, CAP 50/70, misturado com 4% do polímero EVA, e como partícipe em compósitos asfálticos. A incorporação do mencionado polímero teve como objetivo melhorar suas propriedades reológicas e, por conseguinte...

  11. Organismos modificados genéticamente: oportunidades ambientales y dificultades políticas

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    Rey García, Paula

    2002-01-01

    Los Organismos Modificados Genéticamente (OMG) en alimentos y otros productos son objeto en la actualidad de un candente debate. De acuerdo con la Directiva 2001/18/CE, el término OMG significa "un organismo, con la excepción de los seres humanos, en el cual el material genético ha sido alterado de un modo que no ocurre naturalmente a través de cruce y/o recombinación natural". Esta definición es también aceptada por la UNEP (Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente). ¿Qué hay d...

  12. OS DIREITOS DO CONSUMIDOR E OS ORGANISMOS GENETICAMENTE MODIFICADOS – CONSUMER RIGHTS AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

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    2012-01-01

    Com o avanço da ciência, desenvolveu-se a engenharia genética, a qual, não obstante os inúmeros benefícios que proporciona, também representa grandes riscos para os seres humanos. Dentre os avanços trazidos pela engenharia genética estão os organismos geneticamente modificados, muitas vezes tratados simplesmente como transgênicos. Questões de ordem econômica, social, ética, científica e ambie...

  13. Nuevo método gravimétrico, esencialmente modificado, para la determinación de sílice en silicatos atacables por ácido, basado en los nuevos conocimientos descubiertos en el estudio del comportamiento de los geles de sílice deshidratados en soluciones ácid

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    Goma, F.

    1976-12-01

    Full Text Available Not availableSe investigan, en primer lugar, las causas de error en la determinación de sílice que provienen de las condiciones externas al método en s% como son: la homogeneización, el estado de la muestra en el momento de la pesada para el análisis, y la influencia que tiene el contenido de los álcalis, parcialmente volátiles, sobre la determinación de la cantidad de materia fija después de la calcinación. Se establecen las condiciones previas del tratamiento de la muestra, según su naturaleza, para obtener siempre resultados reproducibles. Un estudio sistemático del comportamiento de los geles de sílice, obtenidos en las mismas condiciones que los que se producen en el análisis, ha permitido explicar, por primera vez, las causas que producen las llamadas "segundas sílices" y permite ver que el paso de sílice a la solución es debido a una disolución verdadera y no a un fenómeno coloidal. La aplicación al procedimiento clásico, de todos estos hechos experimentales hallados en estas investigaciones, ha permitido establecer un método simplificado y esencialmente modificado, que se describe. Se compara su alcance con los actuales métodos de mayor autoridad y se concluye que, con una sola extracción, se consigue: una recuperación prácticamente total de sílice y conocer la cantidad ''mínima y constante" de sílice que pasa al filtrado, con lo que se ha conseguido, además de la simplificación del método, un mayor grado de exactitud y un margen de reproducibilidad que es más estrecho en cualquier caso y cuando la sílice es componente mayoritario, como en los clínkeres y cementos portland, se estima es ± 0,05.

  14. Comportamiento de tejas de cubierta tipo multicapa fabricadas con asfalto crudo y modificado cuando son sometidas a cargas constantes

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    L??pez Bula, Pedro Javier

    2011-01-01

    El presente trabajo, analiza las propiedades viscoelasticas de diferentes materiales asfalticos despu??s de ser sometidos a cargas permanentes y a diferente temperatura -- Estas cargas simulan las que eventualmente se pueden presentar en la aplicacion y fabricaci??n de productos asfalticos ampliamente utilizados en el sector de la construcci??n -- Para este estudio se utiliz?? asfalto crudo y modificado con diferentes pol??meros: Cera de polietileno (CERA), caucho molido de llanta (CR), copol...

  15. Sistema de otto-codificação modificado para endereçamento de redes hidrográficas An improved stream network addressing system: the modified pfafstetter coding scheme

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    Natanael dos Santos Silva

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Há, no âmbito do gerenciamento de recursos hídricos, uma carência por sistemas de aplicação global que referenciem, indiquem e identifiquem, de forma única e eficiente, a organização espacial das bacias hidrográficas e respectivas redes de drenagem. Neste trabalho, propôs-se uma modificação no sistema de endereçamento originalmente concebido por Otto Pfafstetter. A nova metodologia utiliza tão-somente as redes de drenagem no formato vetorial e considera, em vez da área das bacias, o comprimento dos seus cursos d'água para codificá-los. Essa estratégia elimina o elevado ônus associado à obtenção de dados de altimetria e à derivação dos respectivos modelos digitais de elevação, imprescindíveis à correta determinação das áreas de contribuição das bacias hidrográficas. Adicionalmente, elimina-se o esforço computacional das operações baseadas em localização espacial, uma vez que agora é possível realizá-las exclusivamente por atributos. Com base nessa metodologia, desenvolveu-se o aplicativo Otto-Sys, utilizando a linguagem de programação AML, nativa do sistema de informações geográficas Arc/INFO workstation. Para exemplificar os resultados da otto-codificação por comprimento dos cursos d'água, apresentou-se um estudo de caso utilizando a rede de drenagem do rio Caeté, afluente do rio Iaco, pertencente à bacia do rio Purus, no Estado do Amazonas. O detalhamento dessa hidrografia vetorial implicou cinco níveis de codificação. Tendo-se codificado toda a rede hidrográfica, qualquer sistema de informações geográficas, mesmo aqueles que não dispõem de recursos específicos para análises e navegação em redes, poderá oferecer serviços de navegação topológica, organização, estruturação, endereçamento e gerenciamento dessas bases de dados. Desse modo, o acesso em tempo real a tais procedimentos poderá ser perfeitamente estendido a qualquer dispositivo capaz de acessar os sistemas web

  16. Comportamiento de mezclas asfálticas fabricadas con asfaltos modificados con ceras

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    Oscar Javier Reyes Ortíz

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    Full Text Available El propósito principal de la investigación fue modificar asfaltos colombianos con ceras naturales para fabricar mezclas asfálticas tibias y establecer su comportamiento mecánico y dinámico. Las mezclas estudiadas corresponden a las denominadas curvas granulometrías md-10 y md-12 del Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU. El estudio inicio con la caracterización de los materiales a utilizar (granular, asfalto y ceras naturales, seguido de la determinación del porcentaje de adición de ceras y el contenido de asfalto óptimo para fabricar mezclas tibias. Posteriormente se fabricaron y compactaron las mezclas asfálticas a 110, 130 y 150°C para evaluar el efecto del asfalto modificado en su comportamiento mecánico y dinámico. Los ensayos utilizados para medir las propiedades de las mezclas asfálticas fueron la resistencia a la tracción indirecta, la resisten- cia conservada y los módulos resilientes. Del análisis de los resultados se estableció que las ceras naturales utilizadas reducen la viscosidad de los asfaltos y por ende las temperaturas de fabricación y compactación de las mezclas, reduciendo significativamente el consumo de energía y la generación de gases de efecto invernadero. De otra parte, se estableció que las propiedades mecánicas y dinámicas estudiadas a las mezclas asfálticas con asfalto modificado con ceras, son similares a las mezclas convencionales, estableciendo la viabilidad para su aplicación y uso.

  17. Los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados: Opinión de un agrónomo

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    Durand, Jean-Louis

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    Los organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM) inquietan: por ello se plantea investigar desde un punto de vista racional las consecuencias de su aparición para el conjunto de la sociedad. Una aproximación crítica a la cuestión de los OGM debe situarlos en el contexto general de la producción agrícola para el desarrollo sostenible. Los OGM combinan dos transformaciones profundas: una tecnológica, otra jurídico-comercial. Si la primera merece ser analizada con prudencia, es probablemente el as...

  18. Clinical, manometric and profilometric evaluation after surgery for Hirschsprung's disease: comparison between the modified Duhamel and the transanal rectosigmoidectomy techniques Avaliação clínica, manométrica e profilométrica após correção cirúrgica para doença de Hirschsprung: comparação entre as técnicas de Duhamel modificado e a retossigmoidectomia transanal modificada

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    Elaine Cristina Soares Martins

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    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate fecal continence, anorectal manometry (AM and profilometry (P, in patients operated for congenital megacolon, using either the modified Duhamel technique (MDT or the modified transanal rectosigmoidectomy (MTR technique. METHODS: 42 patients were evaluated clinically and via AM and P, for postoperative control. The resting, coughing, voluntary contraction, maintained voluntary contraction and perianal stimulation pressures were investigated. The rectosphincteric reflex was tested and the simple and enhanced pressure curves were evaluated. The three-dimensional profilometric outline was produced. Student's t, chi-squared and Fisher's exact tests were used for statistical analysis (pOBJETIVO: Avaliar a continência fecal, a manometria anorretal (MAR e a profilometria (PFM, em pacientes submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico do megacolo congênito pelas técnicas de Duhamel modificado (DM ou de retossigmoidectomia transanal modificada (RTM. MÉTODOS: 42 pacientes foram clinicamente avaliados e submetidos à MAR e PFM para controle pós-operatório. Foram pesquisadas as pressões no repouso (PR, à tosse (T, à contração voluntária (CV, à contração voluntária mantida (CVM e à estimulação perianal (EPA. O reflexo reto-esficteriano (RRE foi testado e as curvas pressóricas simples e potencializada foram avaliadas. Foi elaborado traçado tridimensional de PFM. Utilizamos os testes t de Student, Qui-Quadrado e exato de Fisher para análise estatística (p<0,05. RESULTADOS: A MAR mostrou médias de PR=53,44 mmHg para DM e 60,67 mmHg para RTM; CV média = 94,50 mmHg para o grupo DM e 95,47 mmHg para o grupo RTM. Não houve diferença estatística entre os grupos. A forma das CPS e CPP não apresentou diferença estatística, independentemente da técnica cirúrgica utilizada CONCLUSÃO: As duas técnicas operatórias foram manometricamente equivalentes. DM determinou maior incidência de constipação pós-operatória que RTM. A

  19. Jurados ciudadanos y organismos genéticamente modificados

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    Luque, Emilio

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Apolitical sociology of food must look into the processes whereby regulatory decisions on food are made, and also into the democratic potential of their alternatives. Five "experiments in democracy" are described, in which a promising deliberative device has been used: citizens' juries. Indian and Brazilian peasants, on the one hand, and British consumers in the other took part in them, and they focused on Genetically Modified Organisms. These processes, whose defining trait is granting jurors access to expert witnesses presented by all stakeholders in the controversy, show the impressive ability of ordinary citizens to articulate their analysis of complex issues, a reassessment of risks, and a recontextualization of the use of GMOs. At any rate, deliberative democracy is not a magic bullet for the epistemic and political crisis that underlies food crisis; instead, it points at a paradigm change towards an experimental democratic polity in which the instances of representation of the public and publics are multiplied.

    Una sociología política de la alimentación debe analizar los procesos a través de los cuales se alcanzan las decisiones de regulación y control alimentario y examinar el potencial de sus alternativas. Se describen aquí cinco experimentos democráticos en los que se ha empleado uno de los dispositivos deliberativos más prometedores en condiciones de alta complejidad cognitiva, los llamados jurados ciudadanos, con la participación de campesinos hindúes y brasileños y consumidores británicos, y centrados en los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados. Estos procesos, caracterizados por el acceso de los miembros del jurado a testigos expertos presentados por los distintos participantes en la controversia, muestran la enorme capacidad de los ciudadanos "de a pie" para articular el análisis de un problema complejo, reevaluar sus riesgos y recontextualizar el uso de los OGM. En todo caso, la democracia deliberativa no es

  20. Los usuarios ante los alimentos genéticamente modificados y su información en el etiquetado

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    del estado y datos para contacto. El consumidor expresa su preferencia por el producto no-genéticamente modificado pero señaló que acaba comprando el artículo que está a mejor precio en un mercado que acoge las nuevas tecnologías.

  1. Dos dibujos de Domenichino para la iglesia romana de San Carlo ai Catinari

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    Rodríguez Rebollo, Ángel

    2005-01-01

    Recientemente salieron a la venta en el comercio sevillano dos bellísimos dibujos (Figs. 1 y 2) atribuidos al pintor Domenico Zampieri, más conocido como Domenichino (1581- 1641). Se trata de sendos dibujos preparatorios para unas pechinas cuyo asunto se ha querido identificar con la representación de Palas Atenea (sanguina, 440 x 460 mm) y una Diosa (sanguina, 460 X 440 mm). Aunque la atribución al pintor boloñés es indudable, no parece correcta la ident...

  2. Fluorescent lighting system of modified fast starting system; Sistema de alumbrado fluorescente de arranque rapido modificado

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    Mendoza E, Ernesto J. [Manufacturera De Reactores, S. A., Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

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    This paper puts into perspective the possible energy saving in using hybrid ballasts for the operation of fast starting lamps. It presents in summarized form some fundamentals of the fluorescent lamps operation, as well as the fast starting modified systems. Also the results of field operation are shown, as well as the effects on the useful life of the lamp T12 as well as the T8. [Espanol] Este trabajo pone en perspectiva el ahorro de energia posible, al emplear balastros hibridos para operar lamparas de arranque rapido. Presenta en forma resumida algunos fundamentos de la operacion de lamparas fluorescentes, asi como de los sistemas de arranque rapido modificado. Se muestran tambien resultados de operacion de campo, asi como los efectos sobre la vida util de las lamparas, tanto T12 como T8.

  3. Teste-padrão de germinação modificado para análise da tolerância de cultivares de soja ao herbicida sulfentrazone Modified germination test for the evaluatiing of tolerance of soybean cultivars to the herbicide sulfentrazone

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    D.L.P. Gazziero

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar metodologia de laboratório para análise da tolerância de cultivares de soja ao herbicida sulfentrazone, foi conduzido um ensaio na Universidade Estadual de Londrina. Foi utilizado o teste-padrão de germinação com a modificação da solução de embebição, com os cultivares Coodetec 206 e Coodetec 207, considerados tolerante e sensível, respectivamente, ao herbicida sulfentrazone, em campo. Foram preparadas concentrações de 25, 50, 100 e 250 mg L-1 do herbicida sulfentrazone e a solução-padrão com água destilada como testemunha. O papel-toalha foi embebido com solução de sulfentrazone em volume equivalente a três vezes o peso do papel. As unidades experimentais foram rolos de papel, contendo 50 sementes, com quatro repetições, que permaneceram em germinador a 25 ºC por cinco dias, na presença de luz durante o dia. Após esse período foram avaliados o comprimento do hipocótilo, o comprimento da raiz, o comprimento total e o peso das plântulas, em todos os tratamentos. Foi utilizado delineamento experimental inteiramente casualizado, e o procedimento estatístico adotado foi o esquema fatorial 2 (cultivares x 5 (doses, utilizando o teste de Tukey a 5% de probabilidade para comparação das médias. A concentração de 250 mg L-1 de sulfentrazone causou intensa injúria às plântulas, não sendo possível detectar diferenças entre os cultivares. Entretanto, a solução com concentração de 50 mg L-1 de sulfentrazone evidenciou nitidamente a diferença entre os cultivares quanto à tolerância e à sensibilidade, quando utilizado o comprimento do hipocótilo, o comprimento das raízes e o comprimento total de plântulas como características diferenciais, sendo mais evidente a diferença entre os cultivares analisando-se o comprimento do hipocótilo. O teste-padrão de germinação modificado foi adequado para analisar a tolerância dos cultivares de soja ao herbicida sulfentrazone.This experiment

  4. O uso do Índice de Barthel Modificado em idosos: contrapondo capacidade funcional, dependência e fragilidade

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    Juliana Balbinot Reis Girondi; Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschimidt; Francisco Reis Tristão; Darla Lusia Ropelato Fernandez

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    Introdução: Estudo transversal descritivo realizado entre junho e dezembro de 2010. Objetivo: avaliar a capacidade funcional de um grupo de idosos para conhecer e refletir sobre essa relação com a fragilidade e dependência. Métodos: Envolveu 18 idosos com deficiência física cadastrados em duas unidades de Saúde da Família de Florianópolis. Utilizou-se entrevista, aplicação do Mini Exame do Estado Mental e Índice de Barthel Modificado. Resultados: Aplicando-se estatística descritiva, identific...

  5. Monte Carlo simulation: tool for the calibration in analytical determination of radionuclides; Simulacion Monte Carlo: herramienta para la calibracion en determinaciones analiticas de radionucleidos

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    Gonzalez, Jorge A. Carrazana; Ferrera, Eduardo A. Capote; Gomez, Isis M. Fernandez; Castro, Gloria V. Rodriguez; Ricardo, Niury Martinez, E-mail: cphr@cphr.edu.cu [Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones (CPHR), La Habana (Cuba)

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    This work shows how is established the traceability of the analytical determinations using this calibration method. Highlights the advantages offered by Monte Carlo simulation for the application of corrections by differences in chemical composition, density and height of the samples analyzed. Likewise, the results obtained by the LVRA in two exercises organized by the International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) are presented. In these exercises (an intercomparison and a proficiency test) all reported analytical results were obtained based on calibrations in efficiency by Monte Carlo simulation using the DETEFF program.

  6. Propriedades do Polestireno Modificado por Nanomateriais

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    Oliveira, Pedro Xavier Valente de

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    A incorporação de nanocargas metálicas em matrizes poliméricas, transformando-as em nanocompósitos, constitui um desafio para a investigação em engenharia, no sentido de se dispor de materiais com melhor desempenho físico/mecânico em serviço. No presente estudo foi efectuada a caracterização de nanocompósitos de matriz polimérica reforçada, primeiro por uma carga metálica nanocristalina e posteriormente com adição de nanotubos. A matriz era poliestireno e os reforços nanocristalinos de aç...

  7. OS DIREITOS DO CONSUMIDOR E OS ORGANISMOS GENETICAMENTE MODIFICADOS – CONSUMER RIGHTS AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

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    Leonardo Estevam de Assis Zanini

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o avanço da ciência, desenvolveu-se a engenharia genética, a qual, não obstante os inúmeros benefícios que proporciona, também representa grandes riscos para os seres humanos. Dentre os avanços trazidos pela engenharia genética estão os organismos geneticamente modificados, muitas vezes tratados simplesmente como transgênicos. Questões de ordem econômica, social, ética, científica e ambiental criaram um grande debate em torno desses organismos, levando à formação de dois blocos de países, um favorável e outro contrário aos organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs. Juridicamente, também foram concebidos princípios para a sustentação do posicionamento dos referidos países. No que diz respeito aos direitos do consumidor, a maior polêmica na seara dos transgênicos é a obrigatoriedade de rastreamento e rotulação, o que garantiria ao consumidor o direito de escolher consumir ou não produtos transgênicos. Destarte, diante das possibilidades e riscos trazidos pelos OGMs, vamos, no presente trabalho, tratar especificamente das relações existentes entre os direitos de informação e escolha do consumidor e o fornecimento de produtos geneticamente modificados.PALAVRAS-CHAVE: Direito do consumidor. Direito à informação. Organismos geneticamente modificados. Transgênicos. Princípio da precaução. Princípio da equivalência substancial. Rotulação.ABSTRACT: The science developed the genetic engineering, which provides numerous benefits, but also poses great risks to humans. Among the advances brought by the genetic engineering are the genetically modified organisms, which are often treated simply as transgenics. A great debate around these organisms was created by economic, social, ethical, scientific and environmental questions, which led to the formation of two blocs of countries, one favorable and one contrary to the genetically modified organisms. Legal principles are also designed to support the position

  8. Use of Monte Carlo Methods for determination of isodose curves in brachytherapy; Uso de tecnicas Monte Carlo para determinacao de curvas de isodose em braquiterapia

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    Vieira, Jose Wilson

    2001-08-01

    Brachytherapy is a special form of cancer treatment in which the radioactive source is very close to or inside the tumor with the objective of causing the necrosis of the cancerous tissue. The intensity of cell response to the radiation varies according to the tissue type and degree of differentiation. Since the malign cells are less differentiated than the normal ones, they are more sensitive to the radiation. This is the basis for radiotherapy techniques. Institutes that work with the application of high dose rates use sophisticated computer programs to calculate the necessary dose to achieve the necrosis of the tumor and the same time, minimizing the irradiation of tissues and organs of the neighborhood. With knowledge the characteristics of the source and the tumor, it is possible to trace isodose curves with the necessary information for planning the brachytherapy in patients. The objective of this work is, using Monte Carlo techniques, to develop a computer program - the ISODOSE - which allows to determine isodose curves in turn of linear radioactive sources used in brachytherapy. The development of ISODOSE is important because the available commercial programs, in general, are very expensive and practically inaccessible to small clinics. The use of Monte Carlo techniques is viable because they avoid problems inherent to analytic solutions as, for instance , the integration of functions with singularities in its domain. The results of ISODOSE were compared with similar data found in the literature and also with those obtained at the institutes of radiotherapy of the 'Hospital do Cancer do Recife' and of the 'Hospital Portugues do Recife'. ISODOSE presented good performance, mainly, due to the Monte Carlo techniques, that allowed a quite detailed drawing of the isodose curves in turn of linear sources. (author)

  9. EL CRAFFT CARLOS COMO INSTRUMENTO PARA LA IDENTIFICACIÓN TEMPRANA DE CONSUMO DE ALCOHOL Y OTRAS SPA: UNA ADAPTACIÓN AL ESPAÑOL/ THE CRAFFT CARLOS AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE EARLY DETECTION OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES USE: AN ADAPTATION TO SPANISH/ O CRAFFT CARLOS COMO INSTRUMENTO PARA A IDENTIFICAÇÃO INICIAL DE CONSUMO DE ÁLCOOL E OUTRAS SPA: UMA ADAPTAÇÃO AO ESPANHOL

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    Augusto Pérez Gómez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de alcohol en menores es un riesgo para su salud e incrementa la probabilidad de futuros problemas con esta y con otras sustancias psicoactivas, lo que hace necesario un instrumento para identificar rápida y eficazmente a adolescentes que consumen o en riesgo de iniciar el consumo. Con una muestra de 432 jóvenes de la ciudad de Bogotá, este estudio tuvo como objetivo realizar una adaptación de lenguaje y una calibración, mediante el modelo de Rasch, del instrumento CRAFFT/CARLOS, que poseería las características antes mencionadas. La utilización del modelo de Rasch mostró que el CRAFFT y su adaptación, el CARLOS, son instrumentos útiles para identificar problemas de consumo de alcohol y otras drogas entre adolescentes.

  10. Efecto del recubrimiento a base de almidón de yuca modificado sobre la maduración del tomate

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    Paola Liceth Barco Hernández; Andrea Catalina Burbano Delgado; Silvio Andrés Mosquera Sánchez; Héctor Samuel Villada Castillo; Diana Paola Navia Porras

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    Introducción. El tomate es un producto perecedero que requiere tratamientos para prolongar la vida útil, como por ejemplo el uso de recubrimientos. Objetivo. Se evaluó el efecto de la aplicación de un recubrimiento comestible a base de almidón modificado de yuca (Manihot esculenta Crantz) sobre el tomate (Solanum lycopersicum) larga vida bajo condiciones ambientales. Materiales y métodos. Se empleó un diseño completamente al azar para la valoración de los tratamientos, con tres réplicas y tre...

  11. Análise inicial do uso de enxerto tubular orgânico L-D-Hydro - (Eato L-D-Hydro para realização de Blalock-Taussig modificado nas cardiopatias congênitas com hipofluxo pulmonar Initial analysis of the use of the L-D-Hydro (Eato L-D-Hydro organic tubular graft for performing the modified Blalock-Taussig procedure in congenital heart diseases with decreased pulmonary blood flow

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    Wilson Luiz da Silveira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar os resultados iniciais da utilização do enxerto tubular orgânico, utilizados para anastomoses sistêmico-pulmonares. MÉTODOS: De março/2002 a abril/2003, 10 pacientes foram submetidos à realização de shunt sistêmico pulmonar tipo Blalock-Taussig modificado utilizando um novo tipo de enxerto biológico originado da artéria mesentérica bovina tratada com poliglicol denominado L-D-Hydro. A idade variou de 3 dias a 7 anos e 60% dos pacientes eram do sexo masculino. O diagnóstico das cardiopatias foi determinado pela ecocardiografia, todos apresentando sinais clínicos de hipóxia severa (cianose. As cardiopatias foram: tetralogia de Fallot (40%, atresia tricúspide (50%, defeito do septo atrioventricular (10%. RESULTADOS: Em 10 pacientes, ocorreu um óbito por sepse e em nove houve melhora imediata na saturação de O2 ao oxímetro de pulso e da pressão parcial de oxigênio à gasometria arterial. Nenhum paciente apresentou obstrução do shunt no pós-operatório imediato ou qualquer outra complicação. Todos os pacientes mostraram shunt pérvio ao exame ecocardiográfico no pós-operatório imediato e tardio, realizado no 3º mês de pós-operatório. Nenhum paciente apresentou sangramento no intra e pós-operatório. CONCLUSÃO: O enxerto tubular L-D-HYDRO demonstrou ser promissor para a realização de shunt sistêmico pulmonar, como alternativa para produtos inorgânicos existentes no mercado, entretanto, temos de ter maior número de implantes e acompanhamento tardio para uma avaliação definitiva.OBJECTIVE: To analyze the initial results of the use of an organic tubular graft for systemic-pulmonary anastomoses. METHODS: From March 2002 to April 2003, 10 patients underwent systemic-pulmonary shunt of the modified Blalock-Taussig type, using a new type of biological graft originating from the bovine mesenteric artery treated with polyglycol, the so-called L-D-Hydro. The patients' ages ranged from 3 days to 7

  12. 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; Edna Maria Morais Oliveira; Victor Augustus Marin

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    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 brasil...

  13. Uso do índice de Kotelchuck modificado na avaliação da assistência pré-natal e sua relação com as características maternas e o peso do recém-nascido no Município do Rio de Janeiro

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    Maria do Carmo Leal; Silvana Granado Nogueira da Gama; Katia Maria Netto Ratto; Cynthia Braga da Cunha

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    O índice de Kotelchuck (IK) foi modificado e utilizado para avaliar a assistência pré-natal prestada no Município do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, em uma amostra de 9920 puérperas de parto único. Regressões multivariadas logística ordinal (RMLO) e linear (RML) foram utilizadas para estimar a importância de fatores demográficos, psicossociais e obstétricos no IK modificado e seus efeitos no peso ao nascer (PN), respectivamente. Apenas 38,5% das parturientes do Município do Rio de Janeiro foram clas...

  14. Características físico-químicas e utilização em alimentos de amidos modificados por tratamento oxidativo Obtention, physicochemical characterization and applications in foods of starches modified by oxidative treatment

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    Marianne Ayumi Shirai; Ângela Haas; Gustavo Fattori Ferreira; Luciana Shizue Matsuguma; Célia Maria Landi Franco; Ivo Mottin Demiate

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    A utilização de amidos modificados em alimentos tem sido uma alternativa para melhorar as características que os amidos nativos não podem conferir. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: avaliar características físico-químicas de amidos modificados com peróxido de hidrogênio, utilizar os amidos obtidos para a elaboração de doce de leite e bala de goma americana e verificar a aceitação sensorial destes produtos. Para obtenção das amostras modificadas, os amidos foram suspensos em solução de Fe2SO4...

  15. Análise da acessibilidade a hospitais: Estudo de caso para as cidades de São Carlos (SP e Rio Claro (SP

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    Patrícia Baldini de Medeiros Garcia

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    Full Text Available Os hospitais podem causar impactos significativos nos seus arredores e também nos sistemas de transporte da região que estão inseridos, caracterizando-os como potenciais Polos Geradores de Viagens (PGV. Nesse sentido, este artigo aborda a acessibilidade a um hospital do tipo “Santa Casa”, com análise feita considerando- se os três modos de viagem: a pé, automóvel e transporte público coletivo (ônibus nas cidades de Rio Claro/SP e São Carlos/SP. O método proposto baseia-se em indicadores (tempo para se medir essa acessibilidade fazendo-se o uso de SIGs. Dados do Censo 2000 do IBGE foram utilizados para estimativas das faixas de rendimento médio de setores censitários. Pesquisa com usuários dos hospitais foram realizadas para caracterização dos perfis desses usuários e localização da origem das viagens. Com isso, realizou-se uma análise comparativa entre a acessibilidade, segundo as faixas de rendimento médio do setor censitário, para verificar se realmente a parcela da população que mais necessita e utiliza desse serviço possui níveis de acessibilidade compatíveis.

  16. El Pennhip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como prevención de displasia de cadera canina en las Fuerzas Armadas

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    C. Sánchez Alonso; A. García Luque; M.J. Chamorro Sancho; P. Arias Sanz; P. De Vega Terán; F. Crespo Castejón

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    Introducción: La displasia de cadera canina es la principal causa física de exclusión de los perros de los programas de adiestramiento en las Fuerzas Armadas y los Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado, es por ello importante realizar una criba temprana de esta patología. Objetivo: Determinar la eficacia del procedimiento del Penn-Hip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como método para prevenir el desarrollo de la displasia de cadera canina. Material y método: Estudio descripti...

  17. Análisis de un asfalto modificado con icopor y su incidencia en una mezcla asfáltica densa en caliente

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    Figueroa Infante, Ana Sofía; Reyes Lizcano, Fredy Alberto; Hernández Barrera, Diana; Jiménez, Christian; Bohórquez, Natalia

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    En esta investigación se presentan los resultados obtenidos al elaborar una mezcla asfáltica MDC-2 con asfalto modificado con Icopor (poliestireno), resultado de la trituración de vasos desechables, con el ánimo de mejorar las propiedades mecánicas de las mezclas tipo rodadura y garantizar la durabilidad de las mismas bajo las solicitaciones impuestas en el período de diseño. Para el diseño se realizó la caracterización de los materiales pétreos, pertenecientes a una de las canteras de mayor ...

  18. Aspectos de sorção para os materiais inconsolidados da região de São Carlos (SP, Brasil Sorption aspects for unconsolidated materials of the São Carlos region (SP, Brazil

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    Lázaro Valentin Zuquette

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    Full Text Available O transporte de poluentes líquidos e gasosos, em meios geológicos porosos, depende das características físicas e químicas dos materiais inconsolidados, rochas, águas, assim como das características dos poluentes. Entre essas características, os aspectos da sorção têm importância fundamental e são função da mineralogia e respectivas proporções, pH, Eh e das características dos vazios. Na região de São Carlos, centro leste do Estado de São Paulo, Brasil, ocorrem 2 tipos de materiais inconsolidados, sendo um residual dos arenitos com cimento constituído de finos e, secundariamente, argilitos, siltitos e conglomerados da Formação Itaqueri, de idade cretácea, e outro sedimento arenoso de idade terciária. Esses materiais geológicos constituem as bases de muitos locais onde são lançados produtos químicos, caracterizados como fontes de poluição difusa ou pontual, e, por este motivo, foi desenvolvido um estudo para avaliá-los quanto aos aspectos de sorção para alguns cátions inorgânicos que são freqüentes nessas fontes, em concentrações variadas. Para tal, foram caracterizados ainda quanto ao peso específico dos sólidos, granulometria, mineralogia e índices físico-químicos. Para avaliar os aspectos de sorção, foram desenvolvidos ensaios de equilíbrio em lote (Batch Test, utilizando soluções químicas de KCl, ZnCl2 e CuCl.H2O, considerando três valores de pH para as soluções constituídas pelos materiais inconsolidados e as espécies químicas, assim como a mistura das três soluções.The transport of liquid and gaseous pollutants through porous geological media depends on the physical and chemical characteristics of the unconsolidated material, rocks and water, associated with the characteristics of the pollutants. Of these characteristics, the sorption aspect is of fundamental importance and is a function of the mineral proportions, pH, Eh and void aspects encountered in the porous media. In the S

  19. Estudo de propriedades de PVC modificado com grupos alquila e benzila Study of the properties of PVC modified through substitution by alkyl and benzyl groups

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    G. M Vinhas

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    Full Text Available O poli(cloreto de vinila (PVC é o segundo termoplástico mais consumido em todo o mundo, sendo considerado o mais versátil dentre os plásticos. A grande versatilidade do PVC deve-se a suas propriedades e também a sua adequação aos mais variados processos de transformação. Uma vez que a resina de PVC é atóxica e inerte, a escolha de aditivos com essas mesmas características, permite a fabricação de filmes para embalagens de alimentos e produtos médico-hospitalares. Entretanto, suas propriedades podem se alterar quando submetido a qualquer processo de esterilização, especialmente por radiação gama. Neste trabalho foi realizado um estudo sobre a flexibilidade e estabilidade frente à radiação gama do PVC modificado quimicamente. O PVC foi modificado pela substituição de átomos de cloro por grupos alquila e benzila através de reações com reagentes de Grignard. Amostras de PVC modificado foram caracterizadas por espectroscopia de ressonância magnética nuclear de hidrogênio (RMN ¹H, espectroscopia na região do infravermelho com transformada de Fourier e calorimetria diferencial exploratória. A degradação do PVC modificado, quando submetido à radiação gama, foi avaliada por seus parâmetros viscosimétricos. De uma forma geral, o PVC modificado apresentou maior estabilidade à radiação gama que o original. O polímero modificado por substituição do cloro por grupo que contém um anel aromático foi o que apresentou maior estabilidade, quando submetido à dose de esterilização de 25 kGy. O PVC modificado apresentou temperaturas de transição vítrea ligeiramente mais baixas que o PVC original, indicando uma tendência ao aumento de flexibilidade pela presença de grupos alquila e benzila na cadeia do polímero.Poly(vinyl chloride (PVC ranks second among the most consumed thermoplastics in the world, and is considered the most versatile plastic. This versatility arises from its properties and suitability to a

  20. Síntesis de zeolita lta: optimización de las condiciones de síntesis, usando el método simplex secuencial modificado

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    García Soto, Andrés Ricardo; Rodríguez Niño, Gerardo; Trujillo, Carlos Alexander

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    Este artículo presenta un estudio del efecto simultáneo de las variables de síntesis más significativas en la obtención de Zeolita LTA. Se aplicó el método simplex modificado para determinar las condiciones óptimas de síntesis, definiendo como función y objetivo la cristalinidad relativa de la zeolita obtenida y evaluada mediante la difracción de rayos X. Se requirieron 24 ensayos para que el método convergiera de manera óptima, logrando así, una cristalinidad de 95,4 %, obtenida para las rel...

  1. Teores de ácidos graxos em ovos comerciais convencionais e modificados com ômega-3 Fatty acids levels in conventional and designer omega-3 commercial eggs

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    Thaiz Marinho Magalhães Cedro

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se comparar os teores de ácidos graxos em ovos comerciais convencionais e em ovos modificados com ômega-3. Foram utilizadas 864 poedeiras da linhagem Isa Brown aleatoriamente distribuídas em dois grupos, de modo que cada gaiola com quatro aves foi considerada uma repetição, totalizando 216 repetições. No grupo para produção de ovos convencionais, as aves foram alimentadas durante toda a vida produtiva com ração à base de milho e farelo de soja, enquanto, no grupo para produção de ovos modificados, foram alimentadas, a partir da 22ª semana de idade, com ração contendo 1,5% de substrato de algas marinhas e 1,8% de óleo de peixe. Foram coletados, aleatoriamente, 180 ovos de cada grupo de poedeira (totalizando 360 ovos, que foram distribuídos em delineamento de blocos ao acaso, considerando cada ovo uma repetição. Os ovos modificados com ômega-3 apresentaram menores de índice de gema, mas não diferiram dos ovos convencionais quanto aos demais parâmetros de qualidade. As médias de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados ômega-3 e de ácidos graxos monoinsaturados foram mais altas nos ovos modificados. As relações entre ácidos graxos poliinsaturados e saturados e entre ômega-6 e ômega-3 nos ovos modificados foram próximas ao ideal estimado para alimentação humana. As médias de ácidos graxos poliinsaturados da série ômega-6 e de ácidos graxos saturados nos ovos convencionais foram significativamente maiores que dos ovos modificados com ômega-3.The objective of this work was to compare the levels of fatty acids between conventional commercial eggs and designer omega-3 eggs. It was used 864 Isa Brown line laying hens randomly distributed in two groups, so each cage with four birds was considered a replicate, totalizing 216 repetitions. In the group for production of conventional eggs, birds were fed corn- and soybean-based rations during the entire productive life while in the group for production of designer

  2. Caracterización climática para la región de Bahía de Banderas mediante el sistema de Köppen, modificado por García, y técnicas de sistemas de información geográfica

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    Antonio Velázquez Ruiz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La identificación de diferentes zonas climáticas puede ser un factor importante para los tomadores de decisiones en diversos campos como el ordenamiento urbano o las alternativas agrícolas. Con el propósito de caracterizar los climas de la región de Bahía de Banderas, México, se adoptó una metodología que combina el uso de la Clasificación Climática de Köppen modificada por García para México y técnicas de sistemas de información geográfica (SIG. Se utilizó regresión simple entre temperatura (variable dependiente y altitud como variable independiente. Se aplicó la ecuación de la regresión múltiple a la precipitación (variable dependiente y datos geográficos como variables independientes (índice de continentalidad termo-pluviométrica y pendiente. La información para temperatura y precipitación fue obtenida de la Comisión Nacional del Agua y de la base de datos ERICIII, 2006. La información de la pendiente fue obtenida del Modelo Digital de Elevación y del índice de Gorzynski para continentalidad. Los coeficientes de la regresión simple y múltiple fueron utilizados para construir los mapas digitales de temperatura y precipitación anual mediante SIG. Con estos mapas y aplicando la herramienta Kóppen-García, se generó la carta final para la caracterización climática. Los coeficientes de determinación fueron de 0.82 y 0.39 para temperatura y precipitación, respectivamente. La clasificación resultante para cada una de las estaciones quedó localizada en su zona climática correspondiente en la carta final. Se identificaron zonas y límites climáticos para esta región de estudio.

  3. Entrevista al Dr. en Comunicación (UNLP) Carlos Giordano sobre su tesis doctoral: "23 tesis sobre la tesis. La comunicación para la transformación de la gestión educativa"

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    Giordano, Carlos José; Clavellino, Marcos Sebastián

    2014-01-01

    El Dr. en Comunicación de la UNLP Carlos Giordano, en el programa Radiofotos de FM 107.5 Radio Universidad, dialoga con el periodista Marcos Clavellino y explica el contenido de su tesis doctoral para que los oyentes puedan conocer su investigación.

  4. Avaliação de risco dos organismos geneticamente modificados Risk assessment of genetically modified organisms

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    Thadeu Estevam Moreira Maramaldo Costa

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde o começo de sua comercialização, em 1996, a área global de plantações transgênicas aumentou mais de cinquenta vezes. Nas duas últimas décadas, organizações governamentais e intergovernamentais têm planejado estratégias e protocolos para o estudo da segurança de alimentos derivados de cultivos geneticamente modificados. Os testes de segurança são realizados caso a caso e conduzidos de acordo com as características específicas das culturas modificadas e as mudanças introduzidas através da modificação genética, levando em conta o conceito de equivalência substancial. No presente trabalho, estão relatadas algumas abordagens de avaliação de risco de alimentos geneticamente modificados, assim como alguns problemas relacionados à construção genética ou mesmo à expressão do gene inseridoSince the commercial approve in 1996, the global area of transgenic crops has raised more than 50 times. In the last two decades, governments have been planning strategies and protocols for safety assessment of food and feed genetically modified (GM. Evaluation of food safety should be taken on a case-by-case analysis depending on the specific traits of the modified crops and the changes introduced by the genetic modification, using for this the concept of substantial equivalence. This work presents approaches for the risk assessment of GM food, as well as some problems related with the genetic construction or even with the expression of the inserted gene

  5. Desarrollo de un Análisis Cuantitativo para Determinar la Composición de una Aleación mediante Fluorescencia de Rayos X y el Método de Monte Carlo

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    Querol Vives, Andrea; Ródenas Diago, José; Juste Vidal, Belen Jeanine; Gallardo Bermell, Sergio

    2011-01-01

    El análisis por fluorescencia de rayos X (XRFA) es una técnica que utiliza la interacción de rayos X con una muestra para determinar su composición. Analizando los espectros obtenidos resulta sencillo realizar un análisis cualitativo. No obstante, es más complicado realizar un análisis cuantitativo. Para desarrollar este análisis se ha llevado a cabo una combinación de métodos experimentales y de simulación por Monte Carlo. Para la parte experimental se utiliza un tubo de rayos...

  6. El CRAFFT/CARLOS como Instrumento para la Identificación Temprana de Consumo de Alcohol y Otras SPA: una Adaptación al Español

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    Augusto Pérez Gómez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo de alcohol en menores es un riesgo para su salud e incrementa la probabilidad de futuros problemas con esta y con otras sustancias psicoactivas, lo que hace necesario un instrumento para identificar rápida y eficazmente a adolescentes que consumen o en riesgo de iniciar el consumo. Con una muestra de 432 jóvenes de la ciudad de Bogotá, este estudio tuvo como objetivo realizar una adaptación de lenguaje y una calibración, mediante el modelo de Rasch, del instrumento CRAFFT/CARLOS, que poseería las características antes mencionadas. La utilización del modelo de Rasch mostró que el CRAFFT y su adaptación, el CARLOS, son instrumentos útiles para identificar problemas de consumo de alcohol y otras drogas entre adolescentes.

  7. Organismos modificados genéticamente en la alimentación humana

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    Barros Fernández, Paula

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    El presente trabajo trata la controversia del tema de los organismos modificados genéticamente (OMG). Se mencionan los beneficios que aporta la ingeniería genética y también los principales riesgos y preocupaciones existentes en torno al consumo de los alimentos modificados genéticamente, reportando casos de estudios que así lo constatan.Se tratan temas como seguridad alimentaria, legislación y normativas de etiquetado de estos nuevos alimentos, señalando su relación con la salud. Además, se ...

  8. A validade e reprodutibilidade do protocolo run-bike-run modificado

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    Cavaleiro, João Pedro dos Santos

    2011-01-01

    Este estudo pretende verificar a validade e reprodutibilidade do protocolo Run-Bike- Run (RBR) modificado, em 7 triatletas de distância sprint (SD), 8 distância olímpica (OD) e 8 longa distância (LD) não elite. Foram efectuados 4 testes: 1) progressivo de corrida (TPC), 2-3) Dois RBR modificado e 3) contra-relógio (30 minutos ciclismo + 20 minutos corrida). Foram encontradas diferenças entre OD e LD no VO2máx e o LV como percentagem do VO2máx do TPC (p

  9. Método do rolo de papel toalha modificado para a detecção de Sclerotinia sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão Modification of the paper towel seed health test for the detection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

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    João José Dias Parisi; Flávia Rodrigues Alves Patrício; Silvânia Helena Furlan de Oliveira

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    O mofo branco do feijoeiro, causado pelo fungo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, é uma das principais doenças da cultura. O patógeno pode ser disseminado por sementes infectadas, que têm um importante papel na infestação de novas áreas de plantio e no estabelecimento da doença no início do ciclo da cultura. Este trabalho apresenta uma adaptação do método do rolo de papel toalha, originalmente desenvolvido para a detecção de Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, com o objetivo de detectar a pr...

  10. Comportamento da parasitemia avaliada pelo método de Strout modificado em chagásicos agudos em tratamento

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    Cleudson Castro

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    Full Text Available Em 18 pacientes com doença de Chagas aguda foi semiquantificada a parasitemia, pelo método de Strout modificado, antes e durante o tratamento. Antes da terapêutica a parasitemia variou entre 1 e 104 tripanossomos, e após o início do tratamento a parasitemia foi lida repetidamente com um intervalo, na maioria dos casos, entre dois e cinco dias, até a negativação. A dose inicial dos medicamentos foi de 10 a 15mg/kg/dia de Nifurtimox para sete pacientes, e 10 a 20mg/kg/dia de Benzonidazol para onze indivíduos. Após início do tratamento com Nifurtimox um paciente ficou o mínimo de cinco e dois o máximo de 23 dias com parasitemia enquanto com o Benzonidazol um paciente permaneceu o máximo de 15 dias.com parasitemia patente. O Benzonidazol baixou a parasitemia mais rapidamente que o Nifurtimox

  11. Método do rolo de papel toalha modificado para a detecção de Sclerotinia sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão Modification of the paper towel seed health test for the detection of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in bean seeds (Phaseolus vulgaris L.

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    João José Dias Parisi

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available O mofo branco do feijoeiro, causado pelo fungo Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib. de Bary, é uma das principais doenças da cultura. O patógeno pode ser disseminado por sementes infectadas, que têm um importante papel na infestação de novas áreas de plantio e no estabelecimento da doença no início do ciclo da cultura. Este trabalho apresenta uma adaptação do método do rolo de papel toalha, originalmente desenvolvido para a detecção de Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, com o objetivo de detectar a presença de S. sclerotiorum em sementes de feijão. Neste método, as sementes foram incubadas por 7 dias a 20 ºC em rolos de papel toalha para germinação, sendo mantidas sob condições de 100% de umidade relativa. Após esse período, as plântulas infeccionadas e as sementes mortas, circundadas por micélio característico de S. sclerotiorum, foram transportadas para caixas tipo gerbox, sobre duas folhas de papel de filtro umedecido. Após 3 a 4 dias de incubação a 20 ºC e sob regime de 12 horas de luz por 12 horas de escuro, os escleródios foram observados nas sementes e plântulas. O método foi relativamente rápido, simples e barato, além de apresentar a vantagem de possibilitar a detecção simultânea de S. sclerotiorum e de outros importantes patógenos transmitidos por sementes de feijão, como C. lindemuthianum, Macrophomina phaseolina e Rhizoctonia solani.White mold, caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib. is one of the most damaging diseases of beans. Dissemination of the pathogen by infected seeds is important because it can infest new planting areas and the disease may establish in the beginning of the crop cycle. The present work describes an adaptation of the seed health test using the germination paper towel method, originally developed for the detection of Colletotrichum lindemuthianum, for assessing the presence of S. sclerotiorum in bean seeds. The test consisted of placing bean seeds in germination paper

  12. Aplicación del Método de Monte Carlo en el Análisis de Materiales Utilizados en Detectores Flat Panel para Obtener Espectros de Rayos X.

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    Pozuelo, Fausto; Querol Vives, Andrea; Gallardo Bermell, Sergio; Ródenas Diago, José; Verdú Martín, Gumersindo Jesús

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se propone el uso de un detector flat panel junto a una cuña de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA) para estimar el espectro de rayos X utilizando el método de Monte Carlo y técnicas de reconstrucción. El código MCNP5 se ha utilizado para modelar distintos flat panel y obtener las curvas de dosis y las funciones respuesta del sistema. La mayor parte de los flat panel actuales utilizan materiales que presentan discontinuidades debidas al borde K en el coeficiente másico de absorción de...

  13. Validação do método de Ducos modificado para a determinação do ácido trans,trans-mucônico urinário Validation of modified Ducos's method for the determination of urine trans,trans-muconic acid

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    Flávia Cristina Silva de Paula

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi realizado objetivando validar um método analítico para a determinação do ácido trans,trans-mucônico (ATTM urinário empregando-se cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência com detecção UV. O ATTM foi previamente extraído das amostras biológicas, utilizando-se colunas de troca iônica e identificado por cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE. O cromatógrafo foi equipado com coluna de fase reversa Lichrosorb RP 18, 5 µm (250 x 4,2 mm. A temperatura da coluna foi mantida a 40 ºC. A fase móvel utilizada foi ácido acético 1% - metanol (90-10 v/v, pH = 2,72 a um fluxo de 1 mL/min e detecção UV em comprimento de onda de 264 nm. O método apresentou linearidade instrumental (0,006 a 10,0 µg/mL, limites de detecção (0,006 µg/mL e quantificação (0,03 µg/mL, precisão (CV intra-ensaio: 9,57%, CV interensaio: 11,15% e recuperação (86,45% adequados à determinação da concentração urinária de ATTM em trabalhadores expostos ao benzeno.This work was conducted in an attempt to validate a method for determination of trans,trans-muconic acid (TT-MA by high performance liquid chromatography with UV detection. The clean-up procedure of samples involves the use of strong anionic exchange cartridges for solid phase extraction. Purified samples are injected onto a reversed phase column Lichrosorb RP 18 (250 x 4.2 mm - 5 µm temperature of 40 ºC. The isocratic run is performed at a constant flow of 1.0 mL/min; the mobile phase consists of acetic acid 1% and methanol (90:10 v/v pH 2.72 and the UV detector is set at 264 nm. The analytic validation results were in the linearity range of 0.006 - 10.0 µg/mL, detection and quantification limits of 0.006 µg/mL and 0.03µg/mL respectively, intra and interassay coefficient of variation 9.57% and 11.15% respectively and recovery of 86.42%. The method seems suitable for biological monitoring of subjects exposed to benzene.

  14. Cultivos genéticamente modificados: las promesas y las buenas intenciones no bastan

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    Jaime E García G

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se refutan y cuestionan los razonamientos expuestos por las autoras en el artículo "Relación de los cultivos modificados genéticamente con el ambiente y la salud de la población costarricense" publicado en esta revista por Espinoza et al. (52: 727-732, 2004. Para ello se contraponen éstos con las evidencias expuestas y analizadas tanto por científicos como por organizaciones nacionales e internacionales independientes de diverso tipo en diferentes lugares del mundo (e.g. Organización Mundial de la Salud, internacional de Consumidores, Médicos y Científicos por una Aplicación Responsable de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Unión internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, Consejo Universitario de la Universidad de Costa Rica y el Panel de Ciencias independiente, que confirman la incertidumbre y limitaciones actuales de la ciencia en esta área, así como de los mecanismos de bioseguridad propuestos y puestos en vigor. En materias tan importantes y básicas para la supervivencia como las que nos ocupan -el ambiente, la biodiversidad y la seguridad alimentaria- no es prudente apostar a promesas basadas en la misma lógica promocionada desde hace poco más de cinco décadas por la denominada "revolución verde". Es necesario continuar este debate basado en el análisis holístico de los hechos, así como en razonamientos éticos, evitando caer en posiciones emocionales que llegan a confundir la realidad virtual con la verdadera realidad.Genetically modified crops: promises and good intentions are not enough (refutation to Espinoza et al. 2004, Rev. Biol. Trop. 52 (3: 727-732. The arguments presented by Espinoza et al. in their paper "Relationship of genetically modified crops with the environment and health of the Costa Rican human population" published in this journal (Rev. Biol. Trop. 52: 727-732, 2004 are questioned and refuted. The arguments are confronted with evidence offered by scientists and national and international

  15. EURADOS action for determination of americium in skull measures in vivo and Monte Carlo simulation; Accion EURADOS para la determinacion de americio en craneo mediante medidas in-vivo y simulacion Monte Carlo

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    Lopez Ponte, M. A.; Navarro Amaro, J. F.; Perez Lopez, B.; Navarro Bravo, T.; Nogueira, P.; Vrba, T.

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    From the Group of WG7 internal dosimetry of the EURADOS Organization (European Radiation Dosimetry group, e.V.) which It coordinates CIEMAT, international action for the vivo measurement of americium has been conducted in three mannequins type skull with detectors of Germanium by gamma spectrometry and simulation by Monte Carlo methods. Such action has been raised as two separate exercises, with the participation of institutions in Europe, America and Asia. Other actions similar precede this vivo intercomparison of measurement and modeling Monte Carlo1. The preliminary results and associated findings are presented in this work. The laboratory of the body radioactivity (CRC) of service counter of dosimetry staff internal (DPI) of the CIEMAT, it has been one of the participants in vivo measures exercise. On the other hand part, the Group of numerical dosimetry of CIEMAT is participant of the Monte Carlo2 simulation exercise. (Author)

  16. Experimental study and by Monte Carlo of a prototype of hodoscopic of fibre optics for high resolution applications; Estudio experimental y por Monte Carlo de un prototipo de hodoscopio de fibras opticas para aplicaciones de alta resolucion

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    Granero, D.; Blasco, J. M.; Sanchis, E.; Gonzalez, V.; Martin, J. D.; Ballester, F.; Sanchis, E.

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    The purpose of this work is to test the response of a system composed of 21 scintillators radiation fibres and its electronics as proof of the validity of the System. For this it has radiated test system with a source of verification of Sr-90. In addition, performed Monte Carlo simulations of the system by comparing the results of the simulations with those obtained experimentally. Moreover taken an approximation to the behavior of a hodoscopic composed of 100 scintillators, transverse fibers between if, in proton therapy, conducting different Monte Carlo simulations. (Author)

  17. Uso de la Simulación Monte Carlo para la Toma de Decisiones en una Línea de Montaje de una Fábrica Monte Carlo Simulation as a Tool for Decision Making in an Assembly Line of a Manufacturing Company

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    Rosangela M Vanalle

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una aplicación de la simulación Monte Carlo como una herramienta para la toma de decisiones en una planta fabril. Se ha usado el caso de una línea de montaje de tres estaciones dedicadas a producir termostatos de plancha en una instalación de fabricación de artículos domésticos. Inicialmente la planta fue diseñada para generar una tasa de producción de 3500 montajes por semana, mientras que la producción real solo alcanzaba un 85% de este valor. Se estudió los tiempos y movimientos y los resultados se utilizaron como una base para la mejora de la operación actual de la línea usando el método de simulación estocástica. Dicha simulación inicial posibilitó la identificación de los problemas claves responsables de la limitada tasa de producción. Varias otras simulaciones fueron llevadas a cabo para probar diferentes mejoras de la línea de montaje.Monte Carlo simulation is employed as a tool for decision making on a manufacturing company. A three station assembly line dedicated to produce flat iron thermostats in a houseware manufacturing facility is used as a study case. Initially the plant was designed to generate an output of 3500 assemblies per week, while actual production only reached 85% of that value. Time and movements were studied and the results were used as a basis for improving the existing line operation using the Monte Carlo method. This initial simulation enabled the identification of the key problems responsible for restraining the output. Several other simulations were conducted to test different assembly line arrangements.

  18. Evaluation of a Monte Carlo calculation algorithm for clinical use extracranial stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT); Evaluacion de un algoritmo de calculo Monte Carlo de uso clinico para radioterapia esterotaxica extracraneal (SBRT)

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    Zuca Aparicio, D.; Perez Moreno, J. M.; Fernandez Leton, P.; Garcia Ruiz-Zorrila, J.; Minambres Moro, A.

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    At present it is not common to find commercial planning systems that incorporate dose calculation algorithms to do based on Monte Carlo [1,2] photons This paper summarizes the process followed in the evaluation of a dose calculation algorithm for MC beams of 6 MV photons from an accelerator dedicated to radiosurgery (SRS), cranial stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and extracranial (SBRT). (Author)

  19. Características físico-químicas e utilização em alimentos de amidos modificados por tratamento oxidativo Obtention, physicochemical characterization and applications in foods of starches modified by oxidative treatment

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    Marianne Ayumi Shirai

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de amidos modificados em alimentos tem sido uma alternativa para melhorar as características que os amidos nativos não podem conferir. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: avaliar características físico-químicas de amidos modificados com peróxido de hidrogênio, utilizar os amidos obtidos para a elaboração de doce de leite e bala de goma americana e verificar a aceitação sensorial destes produtos. Para obtenção das amostras modificadas, os amidos foram suspensos em solução de Fe2SO4.7H2O 0,01% e, em seguida, adicionou-se peróxido de hidrogênio 1,25%, ajustou-se o pH para 3,0, deixou-se reagir a 45 °C/15 minutos, lavou-se e secou-se a amostra em estufa de ventilação forçada a 45 °C/24 horas. Os amidos modificados apresentaram maior expansão, conteúdo de carboxilas, poder redutor e susceptibilidade à sinérese. Em relação à viscosidade aparente, verificou-se que com a modificação química houve diminuição no pico de viscosidade, especialmente quando as amostras foram analisadas em pH 7,0. A análise sensorial do doce de leite revelou que houve preferência pelas amostras elaboradas com amido de mandioquinha-salsa modificado e com o amido de milho regular ácido-modificado. A bala de goma produzida com amido de mandioquinha-salsa modificado ocupou o segundo lugar entre a preferência dos julgadores.The use of modified starches in foods is made to improve characteristics that the native cannot confer. The objective of this work was to evaluate physicochemical characteristics of starches from several botanical sources after chemical modification with H2O2 considering technological properties of interest to the food industry. The modified starches were used in dulce de leche and starch gum and the sensorial acceptance of these products was verified. The chemical treatment included the suspension of the native starches in a 0.01% Fe2SO4, followed by addition of 1.25% H2O2 at pH 3.0 and reaction time of 15 min

  20. Estrategia de intervención para el cuidado de los-as adolescentes en salud sexual y reproductiva. Policlínico “DR. Carlos J. Finlay”. Marianao, 2009.

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    Fajardo Villarroel, Aurora

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    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal con el objetivo de diseñar una estrategia de intervención para el cuidado de los/as adolescentes en salud sexual y reproductiva que contribuya a elevar el conocimiento de estos, dirigido a los/as adolescentes del Consultorio # 9 del Policlínico Docente Dr. Carlos J. Finlay en el periodo de enero-diciembre del 2009, municipio Marianao. La muestra quedó constituida por 43 adolescentes procedentes del consultorio, lo que constituyó el 100% d...

  1. Calibration of the identiFINDER detector for the iodine measurement in thyroid using the Monte Carlo method; Calibracion del detector identiFINDER para la medicion de yodo en tiroides utilizando el metodo Monte Carlo

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    Ramos M, D.; Yera S, Y.; Lopez B, G. M.; Acosta R, N.; Vergara G, A., E-mail: dayana@cphr.edu.cu [Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones, Calle 20 No. 4113 e/ 41 y 47, Playa, 10600 La Habana (Cuba)

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    This work is based on the determination of the detection efficiency of {sup 125}I and {sup 131}I in thyroid of the identiFINDER detector using the Monte Carlo method. The suitability of the calibration method is analyzed, when comparing the results of the direct Monte Carlo method with the corrected, choosing the latter because the differences with the real efficiency stayed below 10%. To simulate the detector their geometric parameters were optimized using a tomographic study, what allowed the uncertainties minimization of the estimates. Finally were obtained the simulations of the detector geometry-point source to find the correction factors to 5 cm, 15 cm and 25 cm, and those corresponding to the detector-simulator arrangement for the method validation and final calculation of the efficiency, demonstrating that in the Monte Carlo method implementation if simulates at a greater distance than the used in the Laboratory measurements an efficiency overestimation can be obtained, while if simulates at a shorter distance this will be underestimated, so should be simulated at the same distance to which will be measured in the reality. Also, is achieved the obtaining of the efficiency curves and minimum detectable activity for the measurement of {sup 131}I and {sup 125}I. In general is achieved the implementation of the Monte Carlo methodology for the identiFINDER calibration with the purpose of estimating the measured activity of iodine in thyroid. This method represents an ideal way to replace the lack of patterns solutions and simulators assuring the capacities of the Internal Contamination Laboratory of the Centro de Proteccion e Higiene de las Radiaciones are always calibrated for the iodine measurement in thyroid. (author)

  2. Monte Carlo techniques for the study of cancer patients fractionation in head and neck treated with radiotherapy; Tecnicas de Monte Carlo para el estudio del fraccionamiento en pacientes de cancer de cabeza y cuello tratados con radioterapia

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    Carrasco Herrera, M. A.; Jimenez Dominguez, M.; Perucha Ortega, M.; Herrador Cordoba, M.

    2011-07-01

    The dose fractionation than the standard head and neck cancer in some situations involve a significant increase of local control and overall survival. There is clinical evidence of these results in case of hyperfractionated treatments, although the choice of optimal fractionation generally is not obtained from the results of any model, in this study has provided the tumor control probability (TCP) for various subdivisions modified (hypo fractionated and hyperfractionated) using Monte Carlo simulation techniques.

  3. Adjustment of algorithm of calculation Monte Carlo for Electrons (eMC) in the ECLIPSE Planer; Ajuste de algoritmo de calculo Monte Carlo para electrones (eMC) en el planificador Eclipse Planner

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    Verde Velasco, J. M.; Garcia Repiso, S.; Martin rincon, C.; Ramos Pacho, J. A.; Delgado Aparicio, J. M.; Perez alvarez, M. E.; Saez Beltran, M.; Gomez Gonzalez, N.; Cons Perez, N.; Sena Espinel, E.

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    The implementation of a Monte Carlo algorithm requires not only a careful series of steps, but also adjust various parameters of calculation which will influence both in the goodness of the calculation of doses as in the time required for the calculation, being necessary to reach a compromise solution that get acceptable calculation accuracy in a time of calculation which is acceptable. In this paper we present our experience in this setting. (Author)

  4. Escore US7 modificado na avaliação de sinovite em pacientes com artrite reumatoide inicial

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    José Alexandre Mendonça

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Avaliar o escore US7 modificado (escore MUS7 SIN na avaliação de pacientes com artrite reumatoide inicial (ARI. Além disso, foram examinados recessos dorsais e palmares dos punhos, bem como pequenas articulações das mãos e dos pés, para o diagnóstico de sinovite, mediante uma avaliação global das articulações. Métodos: A amostra do estudo compreendeu 32 pacientes tratados para artrite, com 13 meses como duração média da doença. Foi utilizado um aparelho de ultrassonografia (US com transdutor de alta frequência. As mãos dos participantes também foram radiografadas e analisadas pelo escore de Larsen. Resultados: Nas 832 articulações examinadas, detectou-se sinovite em 173 (20,79%, tenossinovite em 22 (4,91% e erosões em três (1,56%. A sinovite foi predominantemente detectada no recesso dorsal (73,38% das articulações MCF e IFP, quando comparado com o recesso palmar (26%. A presença de sinovite nas articulações avaliadas teve correlação com os resultados clínicos (HAQ-DI, DAS28, laboratoriais (anti-PCC, FR, PCR e ultrassonográficos (r = 0,37 a r = 0,42; p = 0,04 a p = 0,003. Encontramos correlação do escore MUS7 SIN para US na técnica da escala de cinzas (gray scale ou na técnica de Doppler de amplitude (power Doppler com os valores do instrumento DAS28 (PCR (r = 0,38; p = 0,0332 e com os resultados da PCR (r = 0,39; p = 0,0280, respectivamente. Conclusão: O recesso dorsal, o punho e as pequenas articulações podem ser considerados como locais importantes para a detecção de sinovite pelo escore MUS7 SIN em pacientes com ARI.

  5. Influência da concentração de soro de leite e de amido modificado sobre algumas características de composição de bebidas lácteas não fermentadas

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    Shana P. Ferreira

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a influência da concentração de soro de leite (26, 30, 40, 50 e 54% e de amido modificado (0,1; 0,2; 0,4; 0,6 e 0,7% sobre os teores de lactose, sólidos totais e acidez titulável de bebidas lácteas não fermentadas. Foram elaboradas 11 formulações empregando-se o planejamento estatístico Delineamento Composto Central Rotacional (DCCR para avaliar a influência dos fatores estudados, sobre as variáveis avaliadas. Para análise estatística dos resultados realizou-se análise de regressão. Constatou-se que as concentrações de soro avaliadas apresentaram efeito significativo sobre os teores de lactose, sólidos totais e acidez titulável, e o amido modificado não apresentou efeito significativo.

  6. Dose calculations for a simplified Mammosite system with the Monte Carlo Penelope and MCNPX simulation codes; Calculos de dosis para un sistema Mammosite simplificado con los codigos de simulacion Monte Carlo PENELOPE y MCNPX

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    Rojas C, E.L.; Varon T, C.F.; Pedraza N, R. [ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: elrc@nuclear.inin.mx

    2007-07-01

    The treatment of the breast cancer at early stages is of vital importance. For that, most of the investigations are dedicated to the early detection of the suffering and their treatment. As investigation consequence and clinical practice, in 2002 it was developed in U.S.A. an irradiation system of high dose rate known as Mammosite. In this work we carry out dose calculations for a simplified Mammosite system with the Monte Carlo Penelope simulation code and MCNPX, varying the concentration of the contrast material that it is used in the one. (Author)

  7. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus Vaccinia modificado de Ankara (MVA) como vacunas contra la leishmaniasis

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    Pérez Jiménez, Eva; Larraga, Vicente; Esteban, Mariano

    2005-01-01

    Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus vaccinia modificado de Ankara (MVA) como vacunas contra la leishmaniasis. Los vectores de la invención contienen secuencias codificantes de la proteína LACK, preferentemente insertadas en el locus de hemaglutinina del virus y bajo el control de un promotor que permite su expresión a lo largo del ciclo de infección del virus. Son vectores seguros, estables, que dan lugar a una potente respuesta inmune que confiere protección frente a la leishmaniasis,...

  8. Actitud del consumidor frente a los alimentos genéticamente modificados

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    Viedma, Inmaculada; López Nicolás, José Manuel; Serrano Megías, Marta; Balanza Galindo, Serafín

    2014-01-01

    Uno de los grandes retos en materia de seguridad alimentaria con los que se enfrenta la sociedad del siglo XXI es la aparición de una gran variedad de nuevos alimentos entre los que se encuentran los alimentos genéticamente modificados. Sin embargo, el futuro de estos alimentos va a depender de cómo sean percibidos por los consumidores y de la aceptación de los mismos. En este trabajo se analiza el grado de conocimiento que el consumidor de la Región de Murcia tiene sobre los alimentos genéti...

  9. Reflexión bioética sobre el uso de organismos genéticamente modificados

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    Yunta, Eduardo Rodríguez

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo reflexiona desde los 4 principios de la bioética el uso comercial de organismos genéticamente modificados. Se cuestiona fundamentalmente la falta de transferencia de tecnología entre el mundo desarrollado y en desarrollo y el que el presente sistema de patentamiento de organismos vivos modificados fomenta intereses comerciales y no da debida importancia al desarrollo sostenible de la agricultura y ganadería en los países en desarrollo, donde más se necesita. Se reflexiona sobre la importancia que tiene evaluar los riesgos antes de introducirse en el mercado organismos genéticamente modificados y la necesidad de regulación en los países. PMID:21927675

  10. Development of a Monte Carlo software to photon transportation in voxel structures using graphic processing units; Desenvolvimento de um software de Monte Carlo para transporte de fotons em estruturas de voxels usando unidades de processamento grafico

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    Bellezzo, Murillo

    2014-09-01

    As the most accurate method to estimate absorbed dose in radiotherapy, Monte Carlo Method (MCM) has been widely used in radiotherapy treatment planning. Nevertheless, its efficiency can be improved for clinical routine applications. In this thesis, the CUBMC code is presented, a GPU-based MC photon transport algorithm for dose calculation under the Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) platform. The simulation of physical events is based on the algorithm used in PENELOPE, and the cross section table used is the one generated by the MATERIAL routine, also present in PENELOPE code. Photons are transported in voxel-based geometries with different compositions. There are two distinct approaches used for transport simulation. The rst of them forces the photon to stop at every voxel frontier, the second one is the Woodcock method, where the photon ignores the existence of borders and travels in homogeneous fictitious media. The CUBMC code aims to be an alternative of Monte Carlo simulator code that, by using the capability of parallel processing of graphics processing units (GPU), provide high performance simulations in low cost compact machines, and thus can be applied in clinical cases and incorporated in treatment planning systems for radiotherapy. (author)

  11. Desempenho de misturas betuminosas com betume modificado com borracha através do processo húmido

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    Fontes, Liseane P. T. L.; Trichês, Glicério; Pereira, Paulo A. A.; Pais, Jorge C.

    2007-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta os resultados da avaliação de desempenho mecânico de misturas betuminosas produzidas com betume modificado com borracha de pneus usados através do processo húmido, utilizando o sistema terminal blend e o sistema continuous blend. Os betumes modificados com borracha através dos dois sistemas foram caracterizados através dos seguintes ensaios: (i) penetração; (ii) ponto de amolecimento (método anel e bola); (iii) resiliência; (iv) viscosidade Brookfield. A avaliação do c...

  12. On line CALDose{sub X}: real time Monte Carlo calculation via Internet for dosimetry in radiodiagnostic; CALDose{sub X} online: Calculos de Monte Carlo em tempo real via Internet para dosimetria em radiodiagnostico

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    Kramer, Richard; Cassola, Vagner Ferreira; Lira, Carlos Alberto Brayner de Oliveira; Khoury, Helen Jamil, E-mail: rkramer@uol.com.b, E-mail: vagner.cassola@gmail.co [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Dept. de Energia Nuclear; Cavalcanti, Arthur; Lins, Rafael Dueire, E-mail: rdl@ufpe.b [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Centro de Tecnologia e Geociencias. Dept. de Eletronica e Sistemas

    2011-10-26

    The CALDose{sub X} 4.1 is a software which uses thr MASH and FASH phantoms. Patient dosimetry with reference phantoms is limited because the results can be applied only for patients which possess the same body mass and right height that the reference phantom. In this paper, the dosimetry of patients for diagnostic with X ray was extended by using a series of 18 phantoms with defined gender, different body masses and heights, in order to cover the real anatomy of the patients. It is possible to calculate absorbed doses in organs and tissues by real time Monte Carlo dosimetry through the Internet through a dosimetric service called CALDose{sub X} on line

  13. Dosimetric calculations by Monte Carlo for treatments of radiosurgery with the Leksell Gamma Knife, homogeneous and non homogeneous cases; Calculos dosimetricos por Monte Carlo para tratamientos de radiocirugia con el Leksell Gamma Knife, casos homogeneo y no homogeneo

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    Rojas C, E.L. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lallena R, A.M. [Universidad de Granada (Spain)

    2004-07-01

    In this work dose profiles are calculated that are obtained modeling treatments of radiosurgery with the Leksell Gamma Knife. This was made with the simulation code Monte Carlo Penelope for an homogeneous mannequin and one not homogeneous. Its were carried out calculations with the irradiation focus coinciding with the center of the mannequin as in near areas to the bone interface. Each one of the calculations one carries out for the 4 skull treatment that it includes the Gamma Knife and using a model simplified of their 201 sources of {sup 60} Co. It was found that the dose profiles differ of the order of 2% when the isocenter coincides with the center of the mannequin and they ascend to near 5% when the isocenter moves toward the skull. (Author)

  14. Primary and scattering contributions to beta scaled dose point kernels by means of Monte Carlo simulations; Contribuicoes primaria e espalhada para dosimetria beta calculadas pelo dose point kernels empregando simulacoes pelo Metodo Monte Carlo

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    Valente, Mauro [CONICET - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas de La Republica Argentina (Conicet), Buenos Aires, AR (Brazil); Botta, Francesca; Pedroli, Guido [European Institute of Oncology, Milan (Italy). Medical Physics Department; Perez, Pedro, E-mail: valente@famaf.unc.edu.ar [Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Cordoba (Argentina). Fac. de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica (FaMAF)

    2012-07-01

    Beta-emitters have proved to be appropriate for radioimmunotherapy. The dosimetric characterization of each radionuclide has to be carefully investigated. One usual and practical dosimetric approach is the calculation of dose distribution from a unit point source emitting particles according to any radionuclide of interest, which is known as dose point kernel. Absorbed dose distributions are due to primary and radiation scattering contributions. This work presented a method capable of performing dose distributions for nuclear medicine dosimetry by means of Monte Carlo methods. Dedicated subroutines have been developed in order to separately compute primary and scattering contributions to the total absorbed dose, performing particle transport up to 1 keV or least. Preliminarily, the suitability of the calculation method has been satisfactory, being tested for monoenergetic sources, and it was further applied to the characterization of different beta-minus radionuclides of nuclear medicine interests for radioimmunotherapy. (author)

  15. Development of methodology for characterization of cartridge filters from the IEA-R1 using the Monte Carlo method; Desenvolvimento de uma metodologia para caracterizacao do filtro cuno do reator IEA-R1 utilizando o Metodo Monte Carlo

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    Costa, Priscila

    2014-07-01

    The Cuno filter is part of the water processing circuit of the IEA-R1 reactor and, when saturated, it is replaced and becomes a radioactive waste, which must be managed. In this work, the primary characterization of the Cuno filter of the IEA-R1 nuclear reactor at IPEN was carried out using gamma spectrometry associated with the Monte Carlo method. The gamma spectrometry was performed using a hyperpure germanium detector (HPGe). The germanium crystal represents the detection active volume of the HPGe detector, which has a region called dead layer or inactive layer. It has been reported in the literature a difference between the theoretical and experimental values when obtaining the efficiency curve of these detectors. In this study we used the MCNP-4C code to obtain the detector calibration efficiency for the geometry of the Cuno filter, and the influence of the dead layer and the effect of sum in cascade at the HPGe detector were studied. The correction of the dead layer values were made by varying the thickness and the radius of the germanium crystal. The detector has 75.83 cm{sup 3} of active volume of detection, according to information provided by the manufacturer. Nevertheless, the results showed that the actual value of active volume is less than the one specified, where the dead layer represents 16% of the total volume of the crystal. A Cuno filter analysis by gamma spectrometry has enabled identifying energy peaks. Using these peaks, three radionuclides were identified in the filter: {sup 108m}Ag, {sup 110m}Ag and {sup 60}Co. From the calibration efficiency obtained by the Monte Carlo method, the value of activity estimated for these radionuclides is in the order of MBq. (author)

  16. El Pennhip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como prevención de displasia de cadera canina en las Fuerzas Armadas

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    C. Sánchez Alonso

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La displasia de cadera canina es la principal causa física de exclusión de los perros de los programas de adiestramiento en las Fuerzas Armadas y los Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado, es por ello importante realizar una criba temprana de esta patología. Objetivo: Determinar la eficacia del procedimiento del Penn-Hip modificado y la sinfisiodesis juvenil pubiana como método para prevenir el desarrollo de la displasia de cadera canina. Material y método: Estudio descriptivo y ambispectivo que compara el porcentaje de displasia de cadera canina en una cohorte prospectiva, tras la realización de un programa de screening y cirugía profiláctica, con los resultados de una cohorte histórica. Resultados: El porcentaje de displasia de cadera canina fue el doble en la cohorte histórica comparándola con la cohorte prospectiva tras la implantación del programa, siendo las diferencias estadísticamente significativas (OR: 2,20; IC 95%: 1,03-4,67. Conclusiones: Es necesaria la instauración de programas de screening y profilaxis de displasia de cadera canina, en el ámbito militar al mejorar la producción de perros aptos para el trabajo en las Fuerzas Armadas y en los Cuerpos y Fuerzas de Seguridad del Estado.

  17. New Strategies to Improve the Accuracy of Predictions based on Monte Carlo and Bootstrap Simulations: An Application to Bulgarian and Romanian Inflation || Nuevas estrategias para mejorar la exactitud de las predicciones de inflación en Rumanía y Bulgaria usando simulaciones Monte Carlo y Bootstrap

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    Simionescu, Mihaela

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The necessity of improving the forecasts accuracy grew in the context of actual economic crisis, but few researchers were interested till now in finding out some empirical strategies to improve their predictions. In this article, for the inflation rate forecasts on the horizon 2010-2012, we proved that the one-step-ahead forecasts based on updated AR(2 models for Romania and ARMA(1,1 models for Bulgaria could be substantially improved by generating new predictions using Monte Carlo method and bootstrap technique to simulate the models' coefficients. In this article we introduced a new methodology of constructing the forecasts, by using the limits of the bias-corrected-accelerated bootstrap intervals for the initial data series of the variable to predict. After evaluating the accuracy of the new forecasts, we found out that all the proposed strategies improved the initial AR(2 and ARMA(1,1 forecasts. These techniques also improved the predictions of experts in forecasting made for Romania and the forecasts of the European Commission made for Bulgaria. Our own method based on the lower limits of BCA intervals generated the best forecasts. In the forecasting process based on ARMA models the uncertainty analysis was introduced, by calculating, under the hypothesis of normal distribution, the probability that the predicted value exceeds a critical value. For 2013 in both countries we anticipate a decrease in the degree of uncertainty for annual inflation rate. || La necesidad de mejorar la precisión de las previsiones ha crecido en el contexto de crisis económica actual, pero son pocos los investigadores que se habían interesado hasta ahora por la búsqueda de estrategias empíricas para mejorar sus predicciones. En este artículo, a través de las previsiones de la tasa de inflación en el horizonte 2010-2012, hemos podido comprobar que las previsiones de un solo paso adelante sobre la base de modelos actualizados AR(2 para Rumanía y ARMA(1

  18. GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD CROPS AND PUBLIC HEALTH Cultivos alimenticios genéticamente modificados y salud pública

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    salud pública y las economías tradicionales. A pesar de los avances en la agricultura de los cultivos alimenticios, la situación actual a nivel mundial está caracterizada por una hambruna masiva y por una desnutrición crónica, lo cual constituye un importante problema de salud pública. Los cultivos GM biofortificados se han considerado como una estrategia importante y complementaria para suministrar alimentos básicos naturalmente fortificados a las poblaciones con desnutrición. Las recomendaciones de los expertos y las preocupaciones públicas han conducido al diseño de estrategias para la evaluación de los riesgos potenciales de la producción y el consumo de los cultivos GM. El objetivo de la presente revisión crítica es la exposición de algunos puntos de vista en conflicto sobre los riesgos potenciales de los cultivos GM para la salud pública. Se concluye que los cultivos alimenticios GM no son más riesgosos que aquellos modificados genéticamente con los métodos convencionales, y que estos cultivos GM podrían contribuir a la reducción de la población con desnutrición en el mundo, pero se necesita que esto sea complementado con acciones políticas efectivas dirigidas a incrementar los ingresos de la población que vive por debajo de la línea de pobreza.

  19. Características físico-químicas de amidos modificados de grau alimentício comercializados no Brasil Physicochemical characteristics of modified food starches commercialized in Brazil

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    Graziela de Oliveira da Silva

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Amidos nativos e modificados têm grande importância na indústria de alimentos, sendo empregados principalmente como espessantes e/ou estabilizantes. As limitações das pastas e géis obtidos a partir de amidos nativos tornaram necessário o desenvolvimento de muitos tipos de amidos modificados para aplicações alimentícias. Neste trabalho, algumas amostras de amidos modificados (n=20 disponíveis no Brasil foram recebidas de empresas produtoras e analisadas em relação a algumas características físico-químicas e propriedades tecnológicas. Um levantamento do uso de amidos modificados em alimentos também é apresentado, revelando crescente interesse pela indústria nesses ingredientes. Constatou-se que, enquanto alguns alimentos industrializados, como maioneses contêm em suas formulações amidos modificados, outros como condimento preparado de mostarda contêm apenas amido nativo. As análises físico-químicas permitiram concluir que alguns amidos modificados apresentavam teores elevados de acidez, relacionados à presença de reagentes utilizados em sua obtenção, não havendo presença de carboxilas nas suas macromoléculas. De maneira geral, os resultados de algumas propriedades tecnológicas avaliadas, tais como viscosidade aparente das pastas, resistência a congelamento/descongelamento e propriedade de expansão, estavam de acordo com a descrição dos produtos. As fontes mais observadas nas modificações foram, em ordem decrescente de importância, a mandioca, o milho ceroso e o milho regular.Native and modified starches are very valued for the food industry, being employed mainly as thickeners or stabilizers. Several technological limitations of native starch pastes or gels made it necessary to develop modified starches for the food industry. In the present work modified starch samples (n=20 available in Brazil were received from some producers and evaluated in relation to selected physicochemical characteristics and

  20. Rotulagem de alimentos que contém Organismos Geneticamente Modificados: políticas internacionais e Legislação no Brasil Labeling of food containing Genetically Modified Organisms: international policies and Brazilian legislation

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    Thadeu Estevam Moreira Maramaldo Costa

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O crescimento da área de superfície plantada com as culturas geneticamente modificadas, com a consequente liberação dessas lavouras para o ambiente e para a comercialização, levantou questionamentos sobre a segurança destes produtos. A entrada em vigor do Protocolo de Cartagena sobre Biossegurança , fez com que houvesse a necessidade de aquisição de informações e capacitação nesta área para a implementação de políticas de biossegurança e para tomadas de decisões por partes dos governos em níveis nacionais, regionais e internacionais. O presente artigo apresenta as duas principais vertentes políticas sobre rotulagem de produtos geneticamente modificados (uma adotada pelos Estados Unidos da América e outra pela União Europeia, assim como a posição adotada pelo Brasil e sua atual legislação acerca de rotulagem e liberação comercial de produtos geneticamente modificados (GM.The increase in surface area planted with genetically modified crops, with the subsequent transfer of such crops into the general environment for commercial trade, has raised questions about the safety of these products. The introduction of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has led to the need to produce information and ensure training in this area for the implementation of policies on biosafety and for decision-making on the part of governments at the national, regional and international level. This article presents two main standpoints regarding the labeling of GM products (one adopted by the United States and the other by the European Union, as well as the position adopted by Brazil and its current legislation on labeling and commercial release of genetically modified (GM products.

  1. Construction of a computational exposure model for dosimetric calculations using the EGS4 Monte Carlo code and voxel phantoms; Construcao de um modelo computacional de exposicao para calculos dosimetricos utilizando o codigo Monte Carlo EGS4 e fantomas de voxels

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    Vieira, Jose Wilson

    2004-07-15

    The MAX phantom has been developed from existing segmented images of a male adult body, in order to achieve a representation as close as possible to the anatomical properties of the reference adult male specified by the ICRP. In computational dosimetry, MAX can simulate the geometry of a human body under exposure to ionizing radiations, internal or external, with the objective of calculating the equivalent dose in organs and tissues for occupational, medical or environmental purposes of the radiation protection. This study presents a methodology used to build a new computational exposure model MAX/EGS4: the geometric construction of the phantom; the development of the algorithm of one-directional, divergent, and isotropic radioactive sources; new methods for calculating the equivalent dose in the red bone marrow and in the skin, and the coupling of the MAX phantom with the EGS4 Monte Carlo code. Finally, some results of radiation protection, in the form of conversion coefficients between equivalent dose (or effective dose) and free air-kerma for external photon irradiation are presented and discussed. Comparing the results presented with similar data from other human phantoms it is possible to conclude that the coupling MAX/EGS4 is satisfactory for the calculation of the equivalent dose in radiation protection. (author)

  2. Monte Carlo design of a system for the detection of explosive materials and analysis of the dose; Diseno Monte Carlo de un sistema para la deteccion de materiales explosivos y analisis de la dosis

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    Hernandez A, P. L.; Medina C, D.; Rodriguez I, J. L.; Salas L, M. A.; Vega C, H. R., E-mail: pabloyae_2@hotmail.com [Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares, Cipres No. 10, Fracc. La Penuela, 98068 Zacatecas, Zac. (Mexico)

    2015-10-15

    The problems associated with insecurity and terrorism have forced to designing systems for detecting nuclear materials, drugs and explosives that are installed on roads, ports and airports. Organic materials are composed of C, H, O and N; similarly the explosive materials are manufactured which can be distinguished by the concentration of these elements. Its elemental composition, particularly the concentration of hydrogen and oxygen, allow distinguish them from other organic substances. When these materials are irradiated with neutrons nuclear reactions (n, γ) are produced, where the emitted photons are ready gamma rays whose energy is characteristic of each element and its abundance allows estimating their concentration. The aim of this study was designed using Monte Carlo methods a system with neutron source, gamma rays detector and moderator able to distinguish the presence of Rdx and urea. In design were used as moderators: paraffin, light water, polyethylene and graphite; as detectors were used HPGe and the NaI(Tl). The design that showed the best performance was the moderator of light water and HPGe, with a source of {sup 241}AmBe. For this design, the values of ambient dose equivalent around the system were calculated. (Author)

  3. Use of Monte Carlo simulation software for the calculation of the effective dose in cone beam Tomography; Uso del software de simulacion Monte Carlo para el calculo de la dosis efectiva en Tomografia de haz conico

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    Gomes B, W. O., E-mail: wilsonottobatista@gmail.com [Instituto Federal da Bahia, Rua Emidio dos Santos s/n, Bardalho, 40301-015 Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)

    2015-10-15

    Full text: In this study irradiation geometry applicable to PCXMC and the consequent calculation of effective dose in applications of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was developed. Two different CBCT equipment s for dental applications were evaluated: Care Stream Cs-9000 3-Dimensional and Gendex GXCB-500 tomographs. Each protocol initially was characterized by measuring the surface kerma input and the product air kerma-area, P{sub KA}. Then, technical parameters of each of the predetermined protocols and geometric conditions in the PCXMC software were introduced to obtain the values of effective dose. The calculated effective dose is within the range of 9.0 to 15.7 μSv for Cs 9000 3-D and in the range 44.5 to 89 mSv for GXCB-500 equipment. These values were compared with dosimetric results obtained using thermoluminescent dosimeters implanted in anthropomorphic mannequin and were considered consistent. The effective dose results are very sensitive to the radiation geometry (beam position); this represents a factor of fragility software usage, but on the other hand, turns out to be a very useful tool for quick conclusions regarding the optimization process of protocols. We can conclude that the use of Monte Carlo simulation software PCXMC is useful in the evaluation of test protocols of CBCT in dental applications. (Author)

  4. Validation of the coupling of mesh models to GEANT4 Monte Carlo code for simulation of internal sources of photons; Validacao do acoplamento de modelos mesh ao codigo Monte Carlo GEANT4 para simulacao de fontes de fotons internas

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    Caribe, Paulo Rauli Rafeson Vasconcelos, E-mail: raulycaribe@hotmail.com [Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Fac. de Fisica; Cassola, Vagner Ferreira; Kramer, Richard; Khoury, Helen Jamil [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil). Departamento de Energia Nuclear

    2013-07-01

    The use of three-dimensional models described by polygonal meshes in numerical dosimetry enables more accurate modeling of complex objects than the use of simple solid. The objectives of this work were validate the coupling of mesh models to the Monte Carlo code GEANT4 and evaluate the influence of the number of vertices in the simulations to obtain absorbed fractions of energy (AFEs). Validation of the coupling was performed to internal sources of photons with energies between 10 keV and 1 MeV for spherical geometries described by the GEANT4 and three-dimensional models with different number of vertices and triangular or quadrilateral faces modeled using Blender program. As a result it was found that there were no significant differences between AFEs for objects described by mesh models and objects described using solid volumes of GEANT4. Since that maintained the shape and the volume the decrease in the number of vertices to describe an object does not influence so meant dosimetric data, but significantly decreases the time required to achieve the dosimetric calculations, especially for energies less than 100 keV.

  5. Definição do tamanho amostral usando simulação Monte Carlo para o teste de normalidade baseado em assimetria e curtose. II.: abordagem multivariada Sample size definition using Monte Carlo simulation for the normality test based on skewness and kurtosis. II.: multivariate approach

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    Andréa Cristiane dos Santos

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se este trabalho com o objetivo de determinar um tamanho amostral ótimo para as estatísticas univariadas de assimetria e curtose (z1 e z2 que, neste caso, foram adaptadas para o caso multivariado, e as estatísticas multivariadas de assimetria e curtose (k1 e k2 com base em simulação. Foram geradas diferentes funções densidade probabilidade multivariadas via método de Monte Carlo para avaliar a taxa de erro tipo I e o poder do teste para os valores nominais de 5% e 1%. Foram avaliadas as situações com p=2, 3, 4 e 5 variáveis, com diferentes estruturas de correlação. Para o caso multivariado, as diferentes estruturas de correlação não afetaram o poder e a taxa de erro tipo I dos testes; a estatística k2 é adequada para uso a partir de n> 50 para valores nominais de significância de 5% ou 1%; a estatística k2 é assintoticamente adequada para os testes de desvios de curtose para n> 100, independentemente dos valores nominais da significância. Pode-se concluir que as estatísticas de assimetria, em geral, são mais poderosas do que as de curtose, mas os testes da hipótese nula de normalidade multivariada devem considerar tanto os testes de desvios de assimetria como os de curtose conjuntamente, como sugerido no caso univariado.This work aimed to determine optimum sample size for the univariate skewness and kurtosis statistics (z1 and z2 adapted to multivariate situation and for the multivariate skewness and kurtosis statistics (k1 and k2 statistics based on simulation. Different probability density functions, univariate and multivariate, were generated by Monte Carlo simulation method to evaluate the type I error rates and the power of the tests. The simulations were done adopting the nominal significance level of 5% and 1%. Situations with p=2, 3, 4 and 5 variables with different correlation structures were evaluated in the case of multivariate distributions. The results showed that k1 statistics is adequate for n> 50

  6. Comparative approaches on the shops metallurgists for the modern viniculture. The pioneer Antonio Baldé, Gil Miret and Carlos Berri in Mendoza Aproximaciones comparativas sobre los talleres metalúrgicos para la vitivinicultura moderna. Los pioneros Antonio Baldé, Gil Miret y Carlos Berri en Mendoza

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    Eduardo Pérez Romagnoli

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a comparison among the main characteristics of the two shops pioneer metallurgists in the production of instruments and equipment for wineries and industrial stills, in the beginnings of the modern viniculture in Mendoza . The Catalan partners Antonio Baldé and Gil Miret began in 1885 and the Italian Carlos Berri in 1888. A general panorama is presented on the equipment of the shops and the objects produced, the characteristics of the labor, the formation in metallurgy of the proprietors, the insert of the two firms in the region, a reference to other economic activities developed by the managers and some complementary questions.Este trabajo propone una comparación entre las características principales de los dos talleres metalúrgicos pioneros en la producción de instrumentos y equipamiento para bodegas y destilerías industriales, en los comienzos de la vitivinicultura moderna en Mendoza. Los socios catalanes Antonio Baldé y Gil Miret comenzaron en 1885 y el italiano Carlos Berri en 1888. Se presenta un panorama general sobre el equipamiento de los talleres y los objetos que producían, las características de la mano de obra, la formación metalúrgica de los propietarios, la inserción de las dos firmas en la región, una referencia a otras actividades económicas desarrolladas por los empresarios y algunas cuestiones complementarias.

  7. El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina El principio precautorio y el caso de los organismos genéticamente modificados en Argentina

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    Silvina Gernaert Willmar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Since it inception, at the Rio de Janeiro summit in 1992, the precautionary principle has evolved in terms of its interpretation and application. Both have made some progress in relation to genetically-modified organisms (GMO and its consequences for the domestic and international markets in Argentina. As regards the normative framework, Argentina does not dispose yet of well-established rules as to how the principle should be applied. This opens up the debate about the political standing of the principle. As for as international trade is concerned, Argentina is an important GMO producer but, when incertitude is the key element regarding the application of precaution, crucial discrepancies about the possibility of transforming the principle in to a political tool, rather than in to a legal tool emerge. In the case of the municipal ordinance on compulsory identification of genetically-modified food, the lack of experience about conditions of application of the precautionary principle might have led to justify it on the grounds of European directives.Desde su esbozo en la Declaración de Río de Janeiro en 1992, el principio precautorio ha ido evolucionando en cuanto a su interpretación y aplicación. En la Argentina, ambos han progresada con relación al tema de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGM y de sus implicaciones para el comercio interno internacional. En cuanta al marco normativo argentino, no existe aún una práctica clara que especifique las condiciones de aplicación del principio y esta carencia abre la discusión sobre su relevancia política. En relación can el comercio exterior la Argentina es un productor importante de productos derivados de los OGM, y, cuando la incertidumbre prima como rasgo del principio, surgen discrepancias relativas a la posibilidad de que la aplicación de la precaución pueda transformarse básicamente en una herramienta política más que en un instrumento de regulación legal. En el estudio

  8. Validez y utilidad diagnóstica de la escala EAT-26 para la evaluación del riesgo de trastornos de la conducta alimentaria en población femenina de Medellín, Colombia

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    Gustavo A. Constaín

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    Conclusión: El EAT-26 modificado y abreviado es un instrumento multidimensional, con excelentes valores de confiabilidad y sensibilidad, y con un adecuado valor de especificidad, apropiado para el cribado de posible TCA en población de riesgo y útil en atención primaria para su detección temprana en mujeres jóvenes.

  9. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) y Cr(VI) usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II), Ni(II) en quitosano y Cr(VI) en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicand...

  10. La relación entre los riesgos, la precaución y la responsabilidad en los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados.

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    Sebastián Rebolledo Aguirre

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl presente trabajo tiene por objeto mostrar la relación teórica y práctica entre la compleja noción de los riesgos; el principio precautorio como norma jurídico-ambiental, y la institución fundamental en todo sistema jurídico de la responsabilidad por daños.de los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados es una utilísima herramienta para determinar el régimen de responsabilidad aplicable, la interpretación de las normas jurídicas involucradas y controlar la discrecionalidad administrativa.Se explica que los riesgos inciertos son el fundamento y la razón que dan operatividad al principio precautorio, y que la funcionalidad de éste en el contexto de los daños al medio ambiente por la liberación de organismos genéticamente modificados es una utilísima herramienta para determinar el régimen de responsabilidad aplicable, la interpretación de las normas jurídicas involucradas y controlar la discrecionalidad administrativa.AbstractThis paper aims to show the theoretical and practical relationship between the complex notion of risk, the precautionary principle as an environmental legal standard, and the legal doctrine of liability for damages.It explains that uncertain risks are the foundation and the reason that makes the precautionary principle operative, and that, in the context of environmental damages caused by the release of GMOs, it is a very useful tool to determine the liability regime and the interpretation of the rules involved, and to control administrative discretion.

  11. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA)

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    Manuel F. Valero; Jorge E. Pulido; Álvaro Ramírez; Diana C. Camargo; Daniel Navas

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    El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetrada...

  12. La ocupación española de Santa Catarina (1777-1778). Una isla brasileña para Carlos III

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    Rico Bodelón, Óscar

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    [ES] La conquista de la isla brasileña de Santa Catarina, estratégicamente situada entre Río de Janeiro y Buenos Aires, fue la primera y exitosa operación militar de la fabulosa expedición que comandó el primer virrey del Río de la Plata, Pedro de Cevallos, al objeto de solucionar los conflictos limítrofes hispanoportugueses en América del Sur, dando inicio a un período de gobierno español sobre el que se ignoraban múltiples aspectos. Mientras el mayor interés para conocer todas las cuestione...

  13. A problemática dos organismos geneticamente modificados e a formação científica do cidadão comum: um estudo com alunos de escolas portuguesas

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    Luís Dourado

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade atual depara-se com assuntos mediáticos e controversos, de raiz científica, de que é exemplo a problemática sobre os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM. Estes organismos são, para uns, uma mais-valia e, para outros, algo perigoso, o que tem motivado um debate a nível científico, político e económico, do qual os cidadãos não se devem abster. Para tal, estes indivíduos devem ser pessoas informadas, responsáveis e ativas, aspetos para os quais contribui a formação em ciências. A investigação realizada centrou-se na problemática dos OGMs e envolveu a aplicação de um questionário a 175 alunos de escolas portuguesas sobre as suas concepções e opiniões em relação aos OGM. Este estudo demonstrou que a maioria dos alunos tem ideias vagas, nem sempre cientificamente corretas, sobre o tema, e que não rejeita os OGMs, apesar de não ter muitas certezas em relação à utilização dos mesmos.

  14. Propuesta de diseño curricular para la educación media especializada con énfasis en ecología química para la Institución Educativa Distrital Carlos Albán Holguín

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    Espitia Triana, Jorge Mauricio

    2012-01-01

    Este documento presenta una propuesta curricular para la implementación de la Educación Media Especializada (EME) con énfasis en Ecología Química en la institución educativa distrital Carlos Albán Holguín, ubicado en la localidad de Bosa, D.C. Inicialmente se realizó una caracterización de la población estudiantil de los grados noveno y décimo a través del índice conocido como Revelador de Cociente Mental Tríadico, el cual muestra bajo nivel en el desarrollo del pensamiento lógico. Esta...

  15. Uso do índice de Kotelchuck modificado na avaliação da assistência pré-natal e sua relação com as características maternas e o peso do recém-nascido no Município do Rio de Janeiro

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    Maria do Carmo Leal

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O índice de Kotelchuck (IK foi modificado e utilizado para avaliar a assistência pré-natal prestada no Município do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, em uma amostra de 9920 puérperas de parto único. Regressões multivariadas logística ordinal (RMLO e linear (RML foram utilizadas para estimar a importância de fatores demográficos, psicossociais e obstétricos no IK modificado e seus efeitos no peso ao nascer (PN, respectivamente. Apenas 38,5% das parturientes do Município do Rio de Janeiro foram classificadas como de cuidado pré-natal adequado ou intensivo. Após ajustamento por outros preditores, mantiveram-se como variáveis explicativas do IK: o nível de instrução, viver com o pai do RN, tentar abortar, diabetes, satisfação com a gravidez, cor da pele, paridade, idade e local de residência. O PN associou-se com o IK modificado, mesmo após o controle de variáveis sociodemográficas, comportamentais e biológicas. A utilização adequada da assistência pré-natal no Município do Rio de Janeiro contribuiu na prevenção do PN e as mães que menos utilizaram os serviços pré-natais têm piores condições socioeducacionais, de apoio familiar e de risco obstétrico.

  16. Características físicas de filmes biodegradáveis produzidos a partir de amidos modificados de mandioca Physical characteristics of cassava modified starch films

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    Celina Maria Henrique

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Amidos de mandioca podem ser matérias-primas para a obtenção de filmes biodegradáveis, sendo que para a formação destes é necessária a elaboração de suspensões filmogênicas. Alguns processos de modificação do amido podem torná-lo miscível em água fria, e outros processos de modificação podem alterar as propriedades dos filmes, tornando-os mais fortes e flexíveis. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar as características físicas de filmes biodegradáveis elaborados com amidos modificados de mandioca pelo processo de casting (desidratação de uma solução filmogênica sobre placas de Petri. Os amidos modificados utilizados foram: cross linked; carboximetilamido (CMA de baixa viscosidade e alta viscosidade e esterificado. A viscosidade é fator importante para a elaboração da suspensão filmogênica e foi avaliada utilizando-se o equipamento Rapid Visco Analyser (RVA. Os filmes elaborados foram comparados a um filme de PVC comercial com espessura de 0,0208 a 0,0217 mm. Os amidos foram caracterizados por avaliação da composição físico-química, granulometria, microscopia eletrônica e viscosidade (Rapid Visco Analyser. A análise por microscopia eletrônica dos filmes ressaltou as diferenças entre os diferentes amidos utilizados. O RVA mostrou que, com exceção do cross linked, todos os amidos modificados apresentaram certa solubilidade a frio, o que facilita o preparo das soluções filmogênicas, entretanto, todos os amidos modificados apresentaram redução acentuada da tendência à retrogradação, propriedade geralmente associada à formação de filmes. As espessuras dos filmes de amido variaram de 0,0551 a 0,1279 mm, cujas espessuras mínimas foram a dos filmes de amido cross linked. Os filmes mostraram-se transparentes, manuseáveis e bem homogêneos. Não houve interferência da espessura na permeabilidade ao vapor d'água, e os filmes com 5% de matéria-seca, independente do tipo de amido modificado

  17. Guía estructurada bajo modelo Escuela Nueva para la enseñanza de Física en el grado quinto (5°) de la escuela rural de Matanzas de la Institución Educativa Carlos Ramón Repizo Cabrera

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    Córdoba Claros , Zoila Piedad

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    Esta investigación, busca que las Instituciones Educativas inicien la enseñanza y aprendizaje de la Física como asignatura independiente de las Ciencias Naturales a los estudiantes de Básica Primaria; para tal caso se elaboró una cartilla de Física para el grado quinto de la Escuela Rural de Matanzas de la Institución Educativa Carlos Ramón Repizo ubicada en el municipio de San Agustín del departamento del Huila, que contiene guías diseñadas bajo el Modelo Escuela nueva. En consecuencia a...

  18. Pesquisa de oocistos de Cryptosporidium sp em fezes: comparação entre os métodos de Kinyoun modificado e de heine

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    Vicente Amato Neto

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available Para diagnosticar a infecção intestinal pelo Cryptosporidium sp, hoje bastante em foco pela não incomum participação no contexto da síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida (AIDS, várias técnicas têm sido indicadas. Com o intuito de esclarecer vantagens e desvantagens, envolvendo quantificação, morfologia, durabilidade do esfregaço e tempo de preparação, comparamos os resultados obtidos mediante emprego de dois desses processos, ou seja, de Kinyoun modificado e de Heine, aplicados em amostras fecais de pacientes com AIDS. A sensibilidade foi bastante semelhante e a escolha deve depender da valorização das virtudes de cada uma das técnicas, que são: quanto â de Kinyoun modificada, a durabilidade dos esfregaços e, a propósito da de Heine, a rapidez com que se dã o preparo, aliada â superioiidade quando o parâmetro é a quantidade de oocistos encontrados, mais freqüentemente verificada.The diagnosis of intestinal infection by Cryptosporidium sp is crucial today; with the progression of the AIDS epidemic, many cases of cryptosporidiosis have appeared in this setting and in other immunodeficiency diseases. We compared the advantages and disadvantages of Heine's method and modified Kinyoun's method in the following parameters: morphology of the parasite, quantitation of cysts, stability of the staining characteristics timewise on the slides and time spend at staining. All positive fecal smears were obtained from patients with AIDS. The sensitivity of these two techniques was the same. The choice should be made by the best aspects of each method. Heine's was better for quantitation of the cysts and was faster. Kinyoun's was better for conserving the stained smear.

  19. 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

  20. Simulación por el método de Monte Carlo para generar criterios de aceptación en el control de calidad de productos de construcción

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    Conesa, E. M.

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    Full Text Available Quality Control in Building projects is a topic of technical specifications. Nevertheless, it is not usual that costumers ask for additional control out of de technical specifications. The reason is they don’t know how to do or they consider it is a very difficult issue. This article proposes an easy way to resolve that question by an old and, to a certain extends, a young method: Monte Carlo simulator. This way, suppliers and its costumers (assessing by their advisers have a powered tool to resolve they relationships by means of statistical method without special problems of understanding. A Method based in the consumer risk that allow establish a good control criteria.En el Sector de la Construcción es habitual realizar operaciones de control de la calidad de aquellos productos o procesos prescritos por los reglamentos. Raramente, por tanto, se llevan a cabo operaciones de recepción de productos por pactos espontáneos entre las partes. Esto último no ocurre, fundamentalmente, porque los que toman decisiones empresariales o técnicas a este respecto no conocen las bases estadísticas del control de conformidad y, por tanto, no conocen cómo operar en consecuencia. Este artículo propone un método para que los agentes involucradas en la recepción de productos, una vez fijado el riesgo asociado al control estadístico que les corresponde, definan el criterio de aceptación más adecuado.

  1. Polarización eléctrica de láminas delgadas de PbTi03 modificado

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    Ramos, P; Mendiola, J.

    1995-01-01

    Se comprueba experimentalmente, que la aplicación de un tratamiento eléctrico previo a las medidas eléctricas sobre las láminas delgadas de titanato de plomo modificado con calcio, obtenidas por el método de sol-gel, produce una mejora ostensible de sus propiedades ferroe-léctricas. El efecto se puede interpretar como un proceso de estabilización de la configuración de dominios a través de la redistribución de la carga espacial presente, especialmente vacantes de Pb y de O. Que los ciclos de ...

  2. Alimentos geneticamente modificados vs. saúde pessoal e ambiental: um estudo de opinião

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    Silva, Margarida; Frada, Mariana; Marques, Sandra; Santos, Ana; Santos, Luísa

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    A comercialização de alimentos geneticamente modificados (OGM) desencadeou um debate social importante em toda a Europa a que Portugal não foi totalmente alheio. Embora a entrada de OGM na cadeia alimentar apresente a chancela governamental quanto à sua segurança sanitária e ambiental, a desconfiança dos consumidores europeus conduziu à efectiva eliminação dos mercados onde os OGM são sujeitos a rotulagem obrigatória que lhes acarreta visibilidade. Possivelmente tal postura terá sido de...

  3. DISPOSITIVOS DGT MODIFICADOS COM MATERIAIS ALTERNATIVOS PARA USO NA ESPECIAÇÃO DE ELEMENTOS TRAÇO

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    Cristiano L. Chostak

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    Full Text Available The use of MT-K10 Montmorillonite immobilized onto agarose was investigated in this work as an alternative binding phase in Diffusive Gradient in Thin Film (DGT devices for the determination of metallic labile species. In addition, agarose itself was also used as the diffusive phase. The percentage of sorption of Zn2+, Cu2+, Cr3+, Mn2+, Cd2+, Pb2+, and Ni2+ onto the binding phase was higher than 80% and the desorption process for all elements was also greater than 75%. Elution factors were determined experimentally, ranging from 0.74 for Zn2+ and 0.90 for Cr3+ and Pb2+. The accumulation of all species was linear with time, in agreement with the Fick's 1st law of diffusion. The deployment of the alternative devices in natural waters was compared to commercial devices. Labile concentrations determined by the alternative devices were slightly superior compared to results obtained with the deployment of original DGT devices due to the less restrictive pores of agarose.

  4. Impacto do esvaziamento cervical radical modificado no número de linfonodos recuperados, recorrência e sobrevida Impact of modified radical neck dissections on the number of retrieved nodes, recurrence and survival

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    Hugo Fontan Kohler

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    Full Text Available O esvaziamento cervical é parte integral dos tumores de cabeça e pescoço. Ao longo de sua história, passou por mudanças procurando a melhora do resultado funcional sem perda da eficiência oncológica. OBJETIVO: Demonstrar que os esvaziamentos radicais modificados apresentam um resultado oncológico comparável ao esvaziamento radical clássico. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram incluídos os pacientes com carcinomas epidermoides do andar inferior de boca e orofaringe, submetidos a esvaziamento cervical radical clássico ou modificado. Foram excluídos desta análise pacientes submetidos a tratamento prévio ou a esvaziamentos cervicais ampliados. DESENHO DO ESTUDO: Retrospectivo, envolvendo uma instituição. RESULTADOS: Identificou-se 481 pacientes que preenchiam os critérios de inclusão, correspondendo a 521 esvaziamentos. O número médio de linfonodos dissecados foi de 44,92 (SD 16.45 linfonodos para o ECR; 44,16 (SD 15,76 para o ECRM +XI e 56,02 (SD 22,91 para o ECRM VJI+XI. A ANOVA indicou uma diferença estatisticamente significativa entre os grupos (pNeck dissection is an integral part of head and neck tumors. Throughout its history, it has undergone changes looking for an improvement in functional outcome without loss of oncologic efficiency. AIM: Demonstrate that the modified radical neck dissection have an oncologic results comparable to classical radical dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower floor of the mouth and oropharynx, who underwent radical classic or modified neck dissection. We excluded from this analysis those patients who had undergone previous treatment or extended neck dissection. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study, involving an institution. RESULTS: We identified 481 patients who met the inclusion criteria, corresponding to 521 dissections. The average number of lymph nodes dissected was 44.92 (SD 16:45 lymph nodes to the RCT, 44.16 (SD 15.76 for the MRND + XI

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

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    Ayerbe de Aragón Aguilera, Asunción; Blanco Delgado, Carmen

    2001-01-01

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

  6. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA) Physico-mechanical, thermal and morphological Behaviour of simultaneous interpenetrating polymer networks based on polyurethane from modified castor oiland starch/poly(Methyl Methacrylate)

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    Manuel F. Valero; Jorge E. Pulido; Álvaro Ramírez; Diana C. Camargo; Daniel Navas

    2011-01-01

    El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetrada...

  7. Laceração canicular: a utilização do bastão de Veirs modificado

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    Silvia Helena Tavares Lorena

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores descrevem a utilização do bastão de Veirs modificado como modelador intracanalicular, facilitando a sutura do canalículo lacrimal e evitando a sua estenose. A técnica consiste na introdução do bastão de Veirs modificado no lúmen canalicular pelo ponto lacrimal, em direção ao saco lacrimal. A seguir as terminações distal e proximal do canalículo lesado são identificadas e a região lateral e medial da mucosa canalicular são suturadas boca a boca, com pontos separados de polivicryl 8.0, deixando bem coaptadas as bordas da ferida, ao redor do bastão. A reconstrução da ferida é completada por planos. O fio de mononylon 6.0 do bastão que se exterioriza pelo ponto lacrimal será fixado à pele da pálpebra em ângulo reto. O bastão permanece por 4 a 6 semanas no lúmen canalicular.

  8. Detecção e quantificação de organismos geneticamente modificados em alimentos e ingredientes alimentares Detection and quantification of genetically modified organisms in food and food ingredients

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    Fabricio Rochedo Conceição

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available O cumprimento da legislação que regulamenta a comercialização de alimentos e ingredientes contendo Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (OGMs é totalmente dependente da sensibilidade e confiabilidade dos métodos de detecção e quantificação de OGMs. Na presente revisão, foram discutidos os métodos mais relevantes para tais fins, especialmente aqueles que se baseiam na detecção da proteína ou do DNA recombinante, destacando as suas principais propriedades, limitações e vantagens. A regulamentação e algumas sugestões de métodos alternativos para a detecção de OGMs também são abordadas.The enforcement of legislation that regulates the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs in food and food ingredients is totally dependent on the sensitivity and reliability of the GMO testing methods. In this review, the most relevant methods such as recombinant proteins or DNA-based methods were discussed, emphasizing their main properties, limitations and advantages. The regulamentation and some suggestions of alternative methods for the detection of GMOs were also discussed.

  9. Exposure to cats and dogs as risk factors for wheezing in preschool children: are their effects modified by removal? Exposición a perros y gatos como factores de riesgo para sibilancias en niños en edad escolar. ¿Se modifican los efectos tras la eliminación? A exposição a cães e gatos como fatores de risco para sibilância em crianças em idade pré-escolar: são os seus efeitos modificados pela remoção?

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    Manuel Sánchez Solís

    2013-06-01

    perros en el hogar, y mostrar hasta qué punto la retirada de los mismos modifica dicha asociación.Métodos: Los padres de 1784 niños en edad preescolar (media de edad 4,08 ± 0,8 cumplimentaron los cuestionarios que previamente habían sido validados. Se realizó una estratificación de los niños en función de la presencia (20 % o ausencia de sibilancias en el último año. Se recogió la información relacionada con la exposición actual a gatos o perros y durante el primer año de vida, además de información respecto a la retirada de las mascotas.Resultados: En el grupo con sibilancias se encontró una mayor proporción de familias que durante el primer año de vida del niño tuvieron un gato en casa. La proporción de familias con perro era ligeramente más alta en dicho grupo. La exposición a gatos apareció como factor de riesgo significativo si el gato había estado presente en el hogar durante el primer año de vida del niño (Odds Ratio ajustada [aOR] 1,73, IC 95 % 1,04 – 2,88, y se encontró una asociación incluso más alta con la exposición actual (aOR 2, IC 95 % 1,22 – 3,26. La asociación más elevada (aOR 2,68, IC 95 % 1,32 – 5,44 se encontró en el subgrupo de familias que habían retirado el gato del hogar. La exposición a perros no se mostró como factor de riesgo significativo, ni durante el primer año de vida (aOR 1,24, IC 95 % 0,88 – 1,76, ni en el momento actual (aOR 1,04, IC 95 % 0,73 – 1,50. Sin embargo, en el grupo que había retirado el perro del hogar sí se encontró una asociación significativa (aOR 5,88, IC 95 % 2,62 – 13,17.Conclusiones: La exposición a los alergenos del gato es un factor de riesgo para el asma si dicha exposición tiene lugar en los primeros 12 meses de vida. Sin embargo este factor tiene una influencia limitada si ocurre más allá del primer año de vida. Es probable que los niños con tendencia a desarrollar alergias se beneficien del control de la exposición a alergenos medioambientales

  10. Determinação do tamanho ótimo da parcela experimental pelos métodos da máxima curvatura modificado, do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse e da análise visual em testes clonais de eucalipto

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    Silva Rogério Luiz da

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi determinar o tamanho ótimo da parcela experimental em testes clonais de eucalipto, por meio dos métodos da máxima curvatura modificado, do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse e da análise visual, com base nas características de crescimento em altura, dap e volume. A partir de quatro testes clonais, dispostos no delineamento em blocos ao acaso, com quatro repetições e parcela experimental quadrada de 25 plantas (5 x 5, foram simulados diferentes tamanhos de parcela com 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 15, 20 e 25 plantas, visando determinar o tamanho ótimo da parcela pelos métodos de máxima curvatura modificado, do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse e da análise visual. Pôde-se concluir que em programas iniciais para seleção de clones parcelas de cinco a dez plantas proporcionam boa precisão experimental, sendo recomendadas, principalmente, em situação com limitações de mudas, teste de grande número de clones e avaliações de cunho preliminar e em idades precoces.

  11. Hydrolyzed collagen, modified starch and guar gum addition in turkey ham Adição de colágeno hidrolisado, amido modificado e goma guar em presunto de peru

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    Rosa Cristina Prestes

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available The main problems observed in cooked hams are bad sliceability and excessive fluid loss after cooking. To reduce these problems the industry uses non-meat ingredients such as soy protein and carrageenan, but under Brazilian law, it is not allowed to add starch or modified starch in hams. Three ingredients were tested in the present research: modified starch (0 to 2.0%, gum guar (0 to 0.30% and hydrolyzed collagen (0 to 2.0%, following a 2³ full factorial design with five repetitions in the central point. The guar gum produced low resistance to reheating, however in losses by cooling, the results were adequate. The hydrolyzed collagen tested did not give satisfactory results, showing low acceptance due to formation of gel in the ham and high losses. The developed products were not different from the commercial product in relation to texture (P>0.05. The formulation F6 (2.0% of modified starch was the one with the best results and greater acceptance as detected by the tasters. Based on the results obtained it seems appropriate to propose the legal permission of starch in ham or the creation of a new class of product in which starch addition would be allowed.Os principais problemas observados em presuntos são a má fatiabilidade e a perda excessiva de líquidos após o cozimento. Para reduzir esses problemas, a indústria utiliza ingredientes não cárneos, tais como a proteína de soja e a carragena, porém, segundo a legislação brasileira, não é permitida a adição de amido ou amido modificado. Neste trabalho, foram testados três ingredientes, em presunto cozido de peru: amido modificado (0 a 2,0%, goma guar (0 a 0,30% e colágeno hidrolisado (0 a 2,0%, seguindo um delineamento fatorial completo 2³ com cinco repetições no ponto central. A goma guar apresentou baixa resistência ao reaquecimento, no entanto, nas perdas por resfriamento, os resultados foram adequados. O colágeno hidrolisado testado não proporcionou resultados satisfat

  12. Retention of oral microorganisms on conventional and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements Retenção de microrganismos bucais em cimentos de ionômero de vidro convencionais e modificados por resina

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    Denise PEDRINI

    2001-09-01

    Full Text Available Secondary caries are a worldwide public and socioeconomic problem. The placement of restorations can lead to the development of environmental conditions favorable to microbial colonization, especially on the tooth/restoration interface, which is a predisposing factor for secondary caries. The aim of this study was to evaluate microbial retention on conventional (Chelon-Fil and Vidrion R and resin-modified (Vitremer and Fuji II LC glass-ionomer cements, in situ, using a hybrid composite resin (Z100 as a control. Twelve volunteers wore Hawley appliances with specimens made of all tested filling materials for 7 days. The specimens were then removed from the appliances and transferred to tubes containing 2.0 ml of Ringer-PRAS. Microorganisms from the samples were inoculated onto blood agar and Mitis Salivarius Bacitracin agar and incubated under anaerobiosis (90% N2, 10% CO2, at 37°C, for 10 and 2 days, respectively. The resin-modified glass-ionomer cements and the composite resin retained the same levels of microorganisms on their surfaces. The resin-modified glass-ionomers retained less mutans streptococci than the composite resin and conventional glass-ionomer cements. The conventional glass-ionomer cements retained less mutans streptococci than the composite resin, but that difference was not statistically significant.A cárie secundária representa problema de saúde pública e socioeconômico no mundo. A restauração de dentes acometidos por cárie pode criar condições favoráveis à proliferação microbiana na superfície do material restaurador ou na interface dente/restauração, criando ambiente propício para o estabelecimento de cárie secundária. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a capacidade de retenção de placa bacteriana em cimentos de ionômero de vidro convencionais (Chelon-Fil e Vidrion R e modificados por resina (Vitremer e Fuji II LC e de resina composta híbrida (Z100, utilizada como controle. Nos testes de reten

  13. Os organismos geneticamente modificados e a rotulagem dos alimentos - uma análise a partir dos direitos dos consumidores

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    Marcello Vitor Rocha Cota

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo do presente trabalho serão analisados os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGMs frente aos riscos à saúde alimentar e ao meio ambiente, sobretudo o princípio da precaução e a rotulagem dos produtos. A partir de uma dimensão comparativa de três realidades distintas, isto é, a estadunidense, a europeia, com ênfase mercado ao português, e a brasileira – sob um prisma ambiental, a rotulagem dos produtos será confrontada com os direitos dos consumidores, embora em determinadas ocasiões, diante da inexistência de informações adequadas e claras dos produtos, que estão sendo ofertados e consumidos, os consumidores não sabem o que estão consumindo.

  14. Cultivos de queratinocitos derivados de piel humana modificados genéticamente

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    Luz Restrepo; Clara Chamorro; Martha Arango

    2001-01-01

    Existen diversos métodos para modificar los queratinocitos (1).
    Uno de ellos, los vectores retrovirales, ha mostrado mayor eficiencia
    en la modificación genética de estas células, las cuales pueden ser
    establemente transducidas con estos vectores y ser un blanco atractivo para la terapia génica en la piel (2).
    El objetivo fue evaluar, en cultivos primarios de queratinocitos, la eficiencia de la transducción mediada por el vector retroviral ...

  15. Exploring Monte Carlo methods

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    Dunn, William L

    2012-01-01

    Exploring Monte Carlo Methods is a basic text that describes the numerical methods that have come to be known as "Monte Carlo." The book treats the subject generically through the first eight chapters and, thus, should be of use to anyone who wants to learn to use Monte Carlo. The next two chapters focus on applications in nuclear engineering, which are illustrative of uses in other fields. Five appendices are included, which provide useful information on probability distributions, general-purpose Monte Carlo codes for radiation transport, and other matters. The famous "Buffon's needle proble

  16. Granada modificado con restricción geométrica

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    Susana González Santana

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo de la química computacional la ha convertido en una sólida e importante disciplina de la química moderna. Numerosos métodos han sido implementados con objetivos muy diversos. La metodología de Hipersuperficie de Múltiples Mínimos (MMH permite el estudio de la influencia de disolventes sobre un soluto, y en general de interacciones débiles, haciendo uso de las herramientas de la química cuántica y la termodinámica estadística. Con el objetivo de explorar el espacio de configuraciones se crea un ensemble N, V, T empleando el programa GRANADA para generar  celdas o supermoléculas de configuraciones diferentes del (o los disolvente(s que rodean al soluto. El programa GRANADA no permite restringir la generación de configuraciones del disolvente a una zona del espacio específica respecto al soluto. Esta restricción es útil para evitar la exploración innecesaria (y el consiguiente costo computacional de las zonas del espacio que no son de interés o no representan la realidad física del problema. Por este motivo, en este trabajo se modificó el código fuente del GRANADA para implementar la restricción espacial en la generación de las celdas. Además presentamos un ejemplo de las ventajas de aplicar la restricción para la modelación de la influencia de grupos superficiales en la adsorción de Hexaclorociclohexano en Carbón Activado utilizando un modelo simple.

  17. Queratinocitos humanos modificados genéticamente por medio de un vector retroviral

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    Arango M.; Restrepo L.; Chamorro C.

    2001-01-01

    Los queratinocitos poseen características ideales para la terapia génica: accesibles, modifi-cables por vectores retrovirales, conservan in vitro sus propiedades de proliferación y diferen-ciación, fácil remoción por efectos adversos. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar estas células comoblanco de transferencia de genes empleando el vector retroviral Foch-29 NeoR.

  18. AISLAMIENTO DE ADN GENÓMICO DE Myrciaria dubia (HBK) “CAMU CAMU” APROPIADO PARA ANÁLISIS MOLECULARES

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    Juan Castro Gómez; Marianela Cobos Ruiz; Roberson Ramírez Saavedra; Sixto Imán Correa

    2012-01-01

    Myrciaria dubia “camu-camu”, una especie nativa de la Amazonía que produce frutos con alto contenido de vitamina C y otras sustancias importantes. Sin embargo, los estudios moleculares de esta planta son escasos, por falta de un protocolo reproducible para purificar sus ácidos nucléicos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue establecer un protocolo para aislar el ADN genómico a partir de hojas de M. dubia, apropiado para análisis moleculares. El ADN se purificó con un protocolo modificado, la calid...

  19. Imunoprofilaxia anti-herpética utilizando vírus geneticamente modificado: vacina DISC

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    Lupi Omar

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available As vacinas anti-herpéticas podem atuar de forma profilática ou terapêutica contra a infecção pelo herpes simples. Diversos tipos de vacinas foram avaliados no passado com resultados pouco efetivos, tais como aquelas que utilizaram vírus vivos, porém atenuados, e as que utilizaram subunidades glicoprotéicas. As novas vacinas do tipo DISC, com partículas infectivas incapacitadas para mais de um ciclo replicativo, são desenhadas para combinar a segurança e as vantagens das vacinas que utilizam vírus atenuados com a imunogenicidade das que usam vírus vivos. Nas vacinas DISC utiliza-se um vírus cujo gene para a glicoproteína H foi removido. Torna-se, assim, capaz de infectar células humanas, exatamente como o vírus natural, mas sua progênie não pode mais completar o ciclo replicativo. São partículas virais não patogênicas, capazes de induzir ampla resposta de linfócitos T citotóxicos e da imunidade humoral contra antígenos herpéticos.

  20. Transformación del Q-Learning para el Aprendizaje en Agentes JADE

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    Nayma Cepero-Pérez; Mailyn Moreno-Espino

    2015-01-01

    El aumento de la interacción entre los sistemas informáticos ha modificado la forma tradicional de analizarlos y desarrollarlos. La necesidad de la interacción entre los componentes del sistema es cada vez más importante para poder resolver tareas conjuntas, que de forma individual serían muy costosas o incluso imposibles de desarrollar. Los sistemas multi-agente ofrecen una arquitectura interesante y completa para ejecutar tareas distribuidas que cooperan entre sí. La creación de un sistema ...

  1. Modificación del caldo extracto de levadura manitol para la producción a mediana escala de inoculantes para leguminosas

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    Ernesto Ormeño-Orrillo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El caldo extracto de levadura manitol (LM, un medio ampliamente utilizado para el cultivo de rizobios, fue modificado para reducir su costo y utilizarlo en la producción a mediana escala de inoculantes para leguminosas. Los dos ingredientes más costosos, el extracto de levadura y el manitol, fueron reducidos o reemplazados con substratos más económicos. Se pudo reducir la concentración de extracto de levadura a 0,05 g/L sin afectar el crecimiento cuando se agregó 1,1 g/L de ácido glutámico o glutamato de sodio grado alimento. El manitol pudo ser substituido por 12,5 g/L de glicerina grado farmacéutico para las cepas de Bradyrhizobium o por 10 g/L de azúcar grado alimento para las cepas de Rhizobium. No se alteraron las propiedades simbióticas de las cepas cultivados en los medios modificados.

  2. Comunidade bacteriana como indicadora do efeito de feijoeiro geneticamente modificado sobre organismos não alvo Bacterial community as an indicator of genetically modified common bean effect on nontarget organisms

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    Adriano Moreira Knupp

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o efeito do feijoeiro geneticamente modificado quanto à resistência ao Bean Golden Mosaic Vírus, BGMV (Olathe M1-4, sobre organismos não alvo. De um experimento implantado no campo, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com dois tratamentos (Olathe Pinto e evento elite Olathe M1-4, dois períodos amostrais (estádio V4 e R6 e dez repetições, obtiveram-se células bacterianas cultivadas e não cultivadas da rizosfera e do solo não rizosférico, para as quais se procedeu à extração de DNA total. A região V6-V8 do 16S rDNA foi amplificada para a comunidade bacteriana total, e também realizou-se amplificação com iniciadores específicos para o subgrupo alfa (α do filo Proteobacteria a partir de células não cultivadas. Foram obtidos dendrogramas comparativos entre a variedade Olathe Pinto (convencional e o evento elite Olathe M1-4 (geneticamente modificado utilizando-se o coeficiente de Jaccard e o método UPGMA (Unweighted pair-group method with arithmetic mean. Os agrupamentos obtidos dos perfis de 16S rDNA PCR-DGGE indicam alterações na comunidade bacteriana da rizosfera em função da transformação das plantas são mais notáveis nos perfis obtidos para alfa-proteobacteria. A origem das amostras e o estágio de desenvolvimento das plantas afetam a comunidade bacteriana.The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of genetically modified common bean for Bean Golden Mosaic Virus, BGMV, resistance (Olathe M1-4 on nontarget organisms. In a field experiment established in a completely randomized design with two treatments (Olathe Pinto cultivar and M1-4 Olathe elite event, two sampling periods (V4 and R6 stages and ten replicates, cultivated and non-cultivated bacterial cells from rhizosphere soil and bulk soil were obtained, and their total DNA was extracted. The V6-V8 region of 16S rDNA was amplified for the whole bacterial community, and primers specific for the alpha (

  3. Agregado reciclado empregado na produção de concreto modificado com aditivo

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    Márcio Joaquim Estefano de Oliveira

    2006-01-01

    O emprego de agregado reciclado de resíduo de concreto e de rejeitos cerâmicos se apresenta como alternativa promissora para a fabricação de componentes e elementos de construção civil, com a finalidade de atender às questões técnicas, econômicas, sociais e ambientais. A matéria-prima empregada na pesquisa foi o resíduo de concreto descartado pelas obras de construção civil que, muitas vezes, contém restos de materiais cerâmicos provenientes de blocos e azulejos, com idad...

  4. Animales genéticamente modificados, primates no humanos. (La visión europea

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    Velayos Castelo, Carmen

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available European citizens think that more needs to be done to improve the level of welfare/protection of animals used in experiments. In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that the existing legislation for the protection of animals used in experiments (Directive 86/609/EEC. needs to be revised in order to promote improvements in the welfare of laboratory animals and to further foster the development of alternative methods. The UE citizens’ consultation received the third largest number of responses to a Commission internet consultation ever. Since 1986 important progress has been made in science and new techniques have become available, such as use of transgenic animals, xenotransplantation and cloning. These require specific attention, which the current Directive does not provide for. Nor is the use of animals with a higher degree of neurophysiological sensitivity specifically regulated, such as in the case of non-human primates. This essay wants to reflect about experiments with primates and transgenic animals from the perspective of the institutional european ethics.Los ciudadanos europeos creen que se necesita hacer algo más para mejorar el nivel de bienestar/protección de los animales que son utilizados en experimentos. En los últimos años, se ha hecho cada vez más evidente que la legislación actual para la protección de los animales utilizados en experimentación (Directiva 86/609(EEC necesita ser revisada para promover mejoras en el bienestar de los animales de laboratorio, así como para facilitar el desarrollo de métodos alternativos. La consulta de ciudadanos europeos ha recibido el tercer número más alto de respuestas que ha tenido jamás una consulta de la Comisión por internet. Desde 1986, ha habido importantes progresos en ciencia y hay nuevas técnicas disponibles, como la utilización de animales transgénicos, los xenotrasplantes y la clonación. Dichas técnicas requieren una atención específica que la

  5. Supersonic flow with shock waves. Monte-Carlo calculations for low density plasma. I; Flujo supersonico de un plasma con ondas de choque, un metodo de montecarlo para plasmas de baja densidad, I.

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    Almenara, E.; Hidalgo, M.; Saviron, J. M.

    1980-07-01

    This Report gives preliminary information about a Monte Carlo procedure to simulate supersonic flow past a body of a low density plasma in the transition regime. A computer program has been written for a UNIVAC 1108 machine to account for a plasma composed by neutral molecules and positive and negative ions. Different and rather general body geometries can be analyzed. Special attention is played to tho detached shock waves growth In front of the body. (Author) 30 refs.

  6. Monte Carlo method studies and a comparative between GEANT4 tool kit and MCNPX to depth dose in medical physics; Estudos do metodo Monte Carlo e um comparativo entre a ferramenta GEANT4 e MCNPX para doses profundas em fisica medica

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    Magalhaes, Antonio H.M.; Lemke, Ney; Hormaza, Joel M.; Silva, Danilo A. da; Inocente, Guilherme F.; Pazianotto, Mauricio T., E-mail: ahmmagalhaes@gmail.co [UNESP, Botucatu, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Biociencias. Dept. de Fisica e Biofisica

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    Knowing the depth dose at the central axis is fundamental for the accurate planning of medical treatment systems involving ionizing radiation. With the evolution of the informatics it is possible the utilization of various computational tools such as GEANT4 and the MCNPX, which use the Monte Carlo Method for simulation of such situations, This paper makes a comparative between the two tools for the this type of application

  7. Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer

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    Whitney, Barbara A

    2011-01-01

    I outline methods for calculating the solution of Monte Carlo Radiative Transfer (MCRT) in scattering, absorption and emission processes of dust and gas, including polarization. I provide a bibliography of relevant papers on methods with astrophysical applications.

  8. Monte Carlo transition probabilities

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    Lucy, L. B.

    2001-01-01

    Transition probabilities governing the interaction of energy packets and matter are derived that allow Monte Carlo NLTE transfer codes to be constructed without simplifying the treatment of line formation. These probabilities are such that the Monte Carlo calculation asymptotically recovers the local emissivity of a gas in statistical equilibrium. Numerical experiments with one-point statistical equilibrium problems for Fe II and Hydrogen confirm this asymptotic behaviour. In addition, the re...

  9. Propiedades de los aceites vegetales modificados por hidrogenacion, interesterificación y fraccionamiento

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    Grompone, M. A.

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The advent of techniques of chemical processing (hydrogenation and interesterification and physical processing (fractionation provides the manufacturer the capacity of modifying one or many physicochemical properties of an oil or fat. In the present paper the influence of the chemical interesterification and thermal fractionation without solvent on the physical properties (melting point, solid fat index of the products obtained by partial hydrogenation of soybean oil is studied. Properties of mixtures of partially hydrogenated soybean oil and totally hydrogenated coconut oil are also determined. The examples studied show that knowing the changes produced by current modification methods is useful to design fatty products for specific purposes.

    El advenimiento de técnicas de procesamiento químico (hidrogenación e interesterificación y físico (fraccionamiento proveen al industrial de la capacidad de modificar una o varias de las propiedades fisicoquímicas de una grasa o aceite. En este trabajo se estudia de un modo sistemático la influencia de la interesterificación química y del fraccionamiento térmico sin solventes sobre las propiedades físicas (punto de fusión, índice de grasa sólida de los productos obtenidos por hidrogenación parcial de aceite de soya. También se determinan las propiedades de mezclas de aceite de soya parcialmente hidrogenado con aceite de coco totalmente hidrogenado. Los ejemplos estudiados muestran que el conocimiento de los cambios ocasionados por los procesos de modificación corrientes son útiles para diseñar productos grasos para fines específicos.

  10. Las técnicas extendidas en tres obras colombianas para saxofón: Délires, Johann Hasler; Monólogo en tiempo de Joropo, Carlos Gonzalo Guzmán; Fluxus, Luis Riso-Salom

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    Prioló Espitia, Luis Fernando

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    Las técnicas extendidas en saxofón, hacen parte de los recursos acústicos que están a la orden del día para los compositores en la actualidad -- Estas sonoridades son utilizadas en las obras contemporáneas para el instrumento -- Por lo tanto, la presente monografía propone una definición sobre dichas técnicas y además conocer cuál es el propósito expresivo de éstas en las composiciones -- Para tal fin, se tomaron como muestras las obras de los compositores colombianos: Monólogo en Tiempo de J...

  11. Correspondencia epistolar de Carlos Vicioso a Carlos Pau durante su estancia en Bicorp (Valencia [Epistolary correspondece between Carlos Vicioso and Carlos Pau during a stay in Bicorp (Valencia

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: Se presenta y comenta un conjunto de cartas enviadas por Carlos Vicioso a Carlos Pau durante su estancia en Bicorp (Valencia entre 1914 y 1915. Las cartas se encuentran depositadas en el Archivo Histórico del Instituto Botánico de Barcelona. Esta correspondencia epistolar marca el comienzo de la relación científica entre Vicioso y Pau, basada en un primer momento en las consultas que le hace Vicioso al de Segorbe para la determinación de las especies que a través de pliegos de herbario envía desde su estancia en la localidad valenciana. En la actualidad estos pliegos testigo se encuentran conservados en diferentes herbarios oficiales nacionales y también extranjeros, fruto del envío e intercambio de material entre Vicioso y otros botánicos de la época, principalmente con Pau, Sennen y Font Quer.ABSTRACT: Epistolary correspondece between Carlos Vicioso and Carlos Pau during a stay in Bicorp (Valencia. A set of letters sent from Carlos Vicioso to Carlos Pau during a stay in Bicorp (Valencia between 1914 and 1915 are here presented and discussed. The letters are located in the Archivo Histórico del Instituto Botánico de Barcelona. This lengthy correspondence among the authors shows the beginning of their scientific relationship. At first, the correspondence was based on the consults from Vicioso to Pau for the determination of the species which were sent from Bicorp, in the herbarium sheets. Nowadays, these witness sheets are preserved in the national and international herbaria, thanks to the botanical material exchange among Vicioso and other botanist of the time, mainly with Pau, Sennen and Font Quer.

  12. Coefficients calculations of conversion of cancer risk for occupational exposure using Monte Carlo simulations in cardiac procedures of interventionist radiology; Calculo de coeficientes de conversao de risco de cancer para exposicoes medicas e ocupacionais usando simulacoes Monte Carlo em procedimentos cardiacos de radiologia intervencionista

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    Santos, William S.; Neves, Lucio P.; Perini, Ana P.; Caldas, Linda V.E., E-mail: wssantos@ipen.br, E-mail: lpneves@ipen.br, E-mail: aperini@ipen.br, E-mail: lcaldas@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Maia, Ana F., E-mail: afmaia@ufs.br [Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), Sao Cristovao, SE (Brazil). Dept. de Fisica

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    Cardiac procedures are among the most common procedures in interventional radiology (IR), and can lead to high medical and occupational exposures, as in most cases are procedures complex and long lasting. In this work, conversion coefficients (CC) for the risk of cancer, normalized by kerma area product (KAP) to the patient, cardiologist and nurse were calculated using Monte Carlo simulation. The patient and the cardiologist were represented by anthropomorphic simulators MESH, and the nurse by anthropomorphic phantom FASH. Simulators were incorporated into the code of Monte Carlo MCNPX. Two scenarios were created: in the first (1), lead curtain and protective equipment suspended were not included, and in the second (2) these devices were inserted. The radiographic parameters employed in Monte Carlo simulations were: tube voltage of 60 kVp and 120 kVp; filtration of the beam and 3,5 mmAl beam area of 10 x 10 cm{sup 2}. The average values of CCs to eight projections (in 10{sup -4} / Gy.cm{sup 2} were 1,2 for the patient, 2,6E-03 (scenario 1) and 4,9E-04 (scenario 2) for cardiologist and 5,2E-04 (scenario 1) and 4,0E-04 (Scenario 2) to the nurse. The results show a significant reduction in CCs for professionals, when the lead curtain and protective equipment suspended are employed. The evaluation method used in this work can provide important information on the risk of cancer patient and professional, and thus improve the protection of workers in cardiac procedures of RI.

  13. Digestibilidade e tempo de trânsito gastrintestinal de dietas contendo níveis crescentes de fibra bruta para pacu = Digestibility and gastrointestinal transit time of diets with increasing dietary fiber levels to pacu

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    Laurindo André Rodrigues; Thiago El Hadi Perez Fabregat; João Batista Kochenborger Fernandes; Thiago Matias Torres Nascimento; Nilva Kasue Sakomura

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a digestibilidade e o tempo de trânsito gastrintestinal (TTGI) de dietas contendo níveis crescentes de fibra bruta (FB) para pacus. Para avaliar a digestibilidade foram utilizados 288 pacus, em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, alimentados em aquários e transferidos para coletores do tipo GuelfModificado, utilizando-se o método de coleta parcial de fezes. As rações foram marcadas com 1% de óxido de crômio para a determinação da digestibilidade das di...

  14. CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

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    Carlo Rubbia turned 75 on March 31, and CERN held a symposium to mark his birthday and pay tribute to his impressive contribution to both CERN and science. Carlo Rubbia, 4th from right, together with the speakers at the symposium.On 7 April CERN hosted a celebration marking Carlo Rubbia’s 75th birthday and 25 years since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. "Today we will celebrate 100 years of Carlo Rubbia" joked CERN’s Director-General, Rolf Heuer in his opening speech, "75 years of his age and 25 years of the Nobel Prize." Rubbia received the Nobel Prize along with Simon van der Meer for contributions to the discovery of the W and Z bosons, carriers of the weak interaction. During the symposium, which was held in the Main Auditorium, several eminent speakers gave lectures on areas of science to which Carlo Rubbia made decisive contributions. Among those who spoke were Michel Spiro, Director of the French National Insti...

  15. Orthodontic-logaoedic treatment using a modified Hawley device. Tratamiento ortodóncico – logopédico utilizando un aparato de Hawley modificado.

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    Yordanis Boza Mejias

    Full Text Available Introduction: According to the World Health Organization, malocclusion ia a higly risky entity that is placed in the 3rd position worldwide within oral diseases. There is a great relation among dento-maxillofacial disorders, dental vestibulo version, open bite and speaking disorders. Occlusion disorders can be more or less severe and can involve almost all the structures of the oral cavity. Objective: To check the usefulness of the modified Hawley´s device in patients with dental malocclusion produced by deforming habits and carriers of dyslalia. Method: Observational, analytico-comparative study carried out at the elementary school ¨Guerrillero Heroico¨ from Cienfuegos Municipality . A non-probabilistic sample of 32 patients was taken for this study; patients to whom 2 measurements were made. The variables under study were: Number of the Clinical record, Files, Dentomaxilofacial anomalies, sucking of the thomb, atypical deglussion, analysis of the pronunciation and levels of articulation. Hawley´s device was placed with an oval perforation at the level of the palatal folds changing the traditional form of the device. Result: There is a prevalence of malocclusion Class I. The most common maxillofacial disorders are: vestibulo version (87,5%, increased enhancement (84,4 % and abnormal bilabial closure (68,8 %. Dyslalias were reduced during treatment from 81,2 % to 28,1 % at the end of treatment.
    Fundamento : La maloclusión es, según la OMS, una entidad que ocupa el tercer lugar entre las enfermedades estomatológicas que constituyen riesgo para la salud. Existe una gran relación entre las anomalías dentomaxilofaciales, apiñamiento, vestíbulo versión, mordida abierta, y los trastornos del habla. Las alteraciones de la oclusión pueden ser de mayor o menor gravedad y comprometer casi todas las estructuras de la cavidad oral

  16. Método de obtención de datos útiles para el diagnóstico diferencial de la enfermedad de chagas, y para evaluar la respuesta al tratamiento

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    López López, Manuel Carlos; Thomas, María del Carmen; Fernández-Villegas, A. (Antonio); Marañón Lizana, C.; Segovia Hernández, Manuel

    2009-01-01

    [ES] Método de obtención de datos útiles para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad de Chagas, asi como para evaluar la respuesta al tratamiento de dicha enfermedad, que permite el establecimiento de un patrón individual de reconocimiento (cualitativo y cuantitativo) especifico, que es diferente dependiendo del estado de la enfermedad y se ve modificado post-tratamiento, permitiendo el establecimiento de grupos de pacientes, asi como el diagnóstico precoz en casos de transmisión vertical. ...

  17. Desarrollo de un algoritmo computacional para la predicción de fuerzas y momentos en la interfaz socket-extensión femoral durante el ciclo completo de la marcha para amputados transfemorales

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    Vélez Zéa, Jaime Andrés

    2015-01-01

    Resumen: Con el fin de predecir las fuerzas y momentos en la interface socket-extensión femoral de amputados transfemorales sin necesidad de procedimientos experimentales complejos o extensos en el tiempo, se propone un flujo para el modelado y simulación de la marcha humana. La metodología consiste en un modelo matemático de la geometría del cuerpo humano que puede generar las medidas antropométricas básicas necesarias para escalar un modelo músculo esquelético modificado en Opensim. Un a...

  18. Characterization of array scintillation detector for follicle thyroid 2D imaging acquisition using Monte Carlo simulation; Caracterizacao de uma matriz detectora cintiladora para aquisicao de imagem 2D da regiao folicular da glandula tireoide por emissao radioativa usando simulacao Monte Carlo

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    Silva, Carlos Borges da

    2007-05-15

    The image acquisition methods applied to nuclear medicine and radiobiology are a valuable research study for determination of thyroid anatomy to seek disorders associated to follicular cells. The Monte Carlo (MC) simulation has also been used in problems related to radiation detection in order to map medical images since the improvement of data processing compatible with personnel computers (PC). This work presents an innovative study to find out the adequate scintillation inorganic detector array that could be coupled to a specific light photo sensor, a charge coupled device (CCD) through a fiber optic plate in order to map the follicles of thyroid gland. The goal is to choose the type of detector that fits the application suggested here with spatial resolution of 10 {mu}m and good detector efficiency. The methodology results are useful to map a follicle image using gamma radiation emission. A source - detector simulation is performed by using a MCNP4B (Monte Carlo for Neutron Photon transport) general code considering different source energies, detector materials and geometries including pixel sizes and reflector types. The results demonstrate that by using MCNP4B code is possible to searching for useful parameters related to the systems used in nuclear medicine, specifically in radiobiology applied to endocrine physiology studies to acquiring thyroid follicles images. (author)

  19. REMOCIÓN DE CROMO VI DE SOLUCIONES ACUOSAS POR ADSORCIÓN SOBRE CARBONES ACTIVADOS MODIFICADOS

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    Nubia Céspedes

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se determina la adsorción de Cr6+ de disoluciones acuosas en dos carbones activados comerciales en función del grado de modificación (reducción, oxidación de la superficie de los adsorbentes con tratamientos térmicos en presencia de hidrógeno, oxígeno y ácido nítrico. La química superficial de los carbones activados originales y modificados se examina por los métodos de titulaciones de Böehm y descomposición con temperatura programada (DTP. Los ensayos de evaluación de la capacidad de adsorción se realizan con soluciones modelo de ión cromato y bajo distintas condiciones de concentración inicial, tiempo de contacto, pH del medio, temperatura y masa de adsorbente. Se comprueba que la modificación de la superficie de los adsorbentes afecta el grado de adsorción del ión cromato en la medida en que los sólidos tratados con H2 muestran la mayor  capacidad de remoción. Las variables que afectan favorablemente la extensión de la remoción de cromo son: concentración inicial de 100 ppm,  pH  inicial de  2,0, temperatura de 25 °C y  masa de adsorbente de 100 mg. 

  20. Estudio piloto para determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico (sm) en un grupo de adultos hospitalizados en la clínica carlos lleras restrepo

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    Delgado Barrera, Angie Lorena; Penagos Thole, José Luis; Barrera Perdomo, María Del Pilar

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    Antecedentes. El creciente número de personas con síndrome metabólico, en especial en los países en vía de desarrollo, genera inquietud en el contexto de la salud pública. El síndrome metabólico se ha denominado de diferentes formas: síndrome de resistencia a la insulina, síndrome plurimetabólico, cuarteto de la muerte, síndrome dismetabólico cardiovascular. Objetivo. Determinar la prevalencia del síndrome metabólico en un grupo de adultos hospitalizados en la Clínica Carlos Lleras Restre...

  1. Las tesis doctorales como instrumento para conocer la evolución de la producción en biblioteconomía y documentación: el caso del Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación de la Universidad Carlos III Dissertations as tools for knowing the evolution of production on library and information science: the case study of the library and information science department of Carlos III University

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    Sarivette Ortiz-Sánchez

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios doctorales son los que conducen al grado académico más alto y dada su importancia son regulados por diferentes normativas. Por ello es importante conocer la evolución de la producción investigadora de los departamentos que otorgan dicho grado. En este estudio se analiza el caso del Departamento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación (ByD de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M a través de las 46 tesis doctorales defendidas durante los cursos 1996-1997 y 2005-2006. Su objetivo es conocer la evolución de la producción de tesis, la colaboración del Departamento con otras instituciones, el perfil actual de los autores, así como las fuentes y autores más citados en las tesis. Para ello se ha utilizado una metodología basada en técnicas bibliométricas, a fin de estudiar las 16,208 referencias utilizadas en las tesis. Se ha distribuido un cuestionario a los autores de las tesis para conocer su perfil actual. Entre los resultados se observa una media de 352 referencias por tesis, con preferencia a revistas y sobre temas relacionados con bibliometría y estudios de usuarios. En cuanto a la actividad actual de los autores de las tesis, cabe señalar que principalmente se encuentran en ambientes académicos y continúan investigando en su tema de tesis. Con respecto al consumo de información actual, se encontró similitud con la utilizada en las tesis.Doctoral studies lead to the top academic degree and given its significance they are regulated by norms. Therefore, it is important to know the University departments' profile and research evolution. This study analyzes the case of the Library and Information Science Department at Carlos III University of Madrid, focusing on the 46 doctoral theses produced in the mentioned department during the following periods: 1996-1997 and 2005-2006. The scope is the study of evolution of theses production, collaboration between that Department and other Institutions, the current profile of

  2. Uso de los dispositivos móviles para el diseño e Implementación de actividades experimentales para la enseñanza-aprendizaje de las ciencias naturales: laboratorio portátil usando las NTIC

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    Gómez Cardona, Wilson Antonio

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    Resumen: La creciente penetración de las nuevas tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (NTIC) en todos los ámbitos de nuestra sociedad ha modificado también las formas y ritmos de aprendizaje de los jóvenes. Para adaptarse a dichos cambios, los docentes deben asumir estrategias que les permitan transformar sus prácticas educativas en virtud de los avances tecnológicos. Resumen: Se realiza entonces una propuesta para la implementación de los dispositivos móviles como datalogger para...

  3. Técnicas experimentais para tomateiro tipo salada sob estufas plásticas Salad tomato experimental techniques in plastic greenhouse

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    Sidinei José Lopes

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Realizou-se um ensaio em branco com a cultura do tomateiro, cv. Monte Carlo, sob ambiente modificado por estufa plástica de 24 x 12m. Foram realizadas 11 colheitas dos frutos, sendo determinado o peso total. A unidade básica de colheita foi composta pelo agrupamento de três plantas na fila. O espaçamento entre as plantas na fila foi de 0,3m e 1,0m entre filas, resultando em 10 filas com 24 unidades básicas cada uma. Concluiu-se que o delineamento experimental mais adequado é o inteiramente casualizado com parcelas menores que 18 plantas na fila. Experimentos para avaliar a produtividade em função de diferentes tratamentos (adubos, biocidas, etc de uma mesma cultivar, em estufas plásticas, podem ser colhidos apenas até, aproximadamente, a terça parte inicial da produção esperada, visando economia de recursos e maior precisão. Observou-se uma estabilidade das diferenças mínimas significativas a partir de 30% do total colhido, para parcelas de três, nove e 18 plantas.An uniformity trial was carried out with tomate plants grown in a plastic greenhouse with an area of 24m x 12m. The total fruit yield of salad tomato cv. Monte Carlo was evaluated during 11 separat harvest. The basic plot was planted with three plants in the same row. The plants were grown in distances of 0.3m in the same row and by 1,0m between rows. All 24 plots were allocated in ten different rows. The results demonstrate that the completely randomized were more adequate with plots smaller than 18 plants in the same row. The yield evaluation in experiments with different traits using a same cultivar in plastic greenhouse should be conducted up to 30% of total yield. This is importam for more experimental precision and budged economy and time. Results showed that the minimal significance difference varies after 30% of the total yield, was harvested for three, nine and eighteen plants in each plot.

  4. Influence of radioactive sources discretization in the Monte Carlo computational simulations of brachytherapy procedures: a case study on the procedures for treatment of prostate cancer; Influencia da discretizacao das fontes radioativas nas simulacoes computacionais Monte Carlo de procedimentos de braquiterapia: um estudo de caso sobre os procedimentos para tratamento do cancer de prostata

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    Barbosa, Antonio Konrado de Santana; Vieira, Jose Wilson [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia (IFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Costa, Kleber Souza Silva [Faculdade Integrada de Pernambuco (FACIPE), Recife, PE (Brazil); Lima, Fernando Roberto de Andrade, E-mail: falima@cnen.gov.b [Centro Regional de Ciencias Nucleares do Nordeste (CRCN-NE/CNEN-PE), Recife, PE (Brazil)

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    Radiotherapy computational simulation procedures using Monte Carlo (MC) methods have shown to be increasingly important to the improvement of cancer fighting strategies. One of the biases in this practice is the discretization of the radioactive source in brachytherapy simulations, which often do not match with a real situation. This study had the aim to identify and to measure the influence of radioactive sources discretization in brachytherapy MC simulations when compared to those that do not present discretization, using prostate brachytherapy with Iodine-125 radionuclide as model. Simulations were carried out with 108 events with both types of sources to compare them using EGSnrc code associated to MASH phantom in orthostatic and supine positions with some anatomic adaptations. Significant alterations were found, especially regarding bladder, rectum and the prostate itself. It can be concluded that there is a need to discretized sources in brachytherapy simulations to ensure its representativeness. (author)

  5. Evaluación de la carbonatación de concreto modificado con polímero, utilizando agregado grueso y tereftalato de polietileno reciclados

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    Mendivil Escalante, José M.; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente; Castro Beltrán, Andrés; Corral Higuera, Ramón; Arredondo Rea, Susana Paola; Almaral Sánchez, Jorge Luis

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    En este trabajo de investigación se han estudiado diferentes mezclas de concreto modificado con polímero, constituidas por agregado natural (AN) y un remplazo parcial de agregado grueso de concreto reciclado (AGR) del 25 %, con la adición de 9, 13 y 17% de resina polimérica sintetizada a partir de botellas de tereftalato de polietileno (PET por sus siglas en inglés) post-consumo a través de procesos de reciclaje mecánico y químico. Las probetas de concreto fabricadas fueron expuestas en una c...

  6. Cultivo com recurso a organismos geneticamente modificados no Brasil e na União Europeia – uma análise comparativa

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    Fonseca, Ricardo; Aguiar, Ana; Sottomayor, Miguel

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    Geneticamente Modificados (OGM) cresceu 6% atingindo cerca de 170 milhões de hectares, seguindo uma tendência sustentada de crescimento, que se verifica desde 1996 (ano da introdução da primeira cultura OGM). Commodities agrícolas fundamentais, como a soja, o milho, o algodão e a colza são crescentemente produzidas a partir de OGM. Hoje em dia, mais de 4/5 da soja globalmente produzida tem origem em OGM; no caso do milho, esta fracção já ultrapassou 1/3 da produção mundial. A r...

  7. Fundamentals of Monte Carlo

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    This is a powerpoint which serves as lecture material for the Parallel Computing summer school. It goes over the fundamentals of Monte Carlo. Welcome to Los Alamos, the birthplace of “Monte Carlo” for computational physics. Stanislaw Ulam, John von Neumann, and Nicholas Metropolis are credited as the founders of modern Monte Carlo methods. The name “Monte Carlo” was chosen in reference to the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco (purportedly a place where Ulam’s uncle went to gamble). The central idea (for us) – to use computer-generated “random” numbers to determine expected values or estimate equation solutions – has since spread to many fields. "The first thoughts and attempts I made to practice [the Monte Carlo Method] were suggested by a question which occurred to me in 1946 as I was convalescing from an illness and playing solitaires. The question was what are the chances that a Canfield solitaire laid out with 52 cards will come out successfully? After spending a lot of time trying to estimate them by pure combinatorial calculations, I wondered whether a more practical method than “abstract thinking” might not be to lay it out say one hundred times and simply observe and count the number of successful plays... Later [in 1946], I described the idea to John von Neumann, and we began to plan actual calculations." - Stanislaw Ulam.

  8. Carlo Caso (1940 - 2007)

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    Carlo Caso (1940 - 2007) Our friend and colleague Carlo Caso passed away on July 7th, after several months of courageous fight against cancer. Carlo spent most of his scientific career at CERN, taking an active part in the experimental programme of the laboratory. His long and fruitful involvement in particle physics started in the sixties, in the Genoa group led by G. Tomasini. He then made several experiments using the CERN liquid hydrogen bubble chambers -first the 2000HBC and later BEBC- to study various facets of the production and decay of meson and baryon resonances. He later made his own group and joined the NA27 Collaboration to exploit the EHS Spectrometer with a rapid cycling bubble chamber as vertex detector. Amongst their many achievements, they were the first to measure, with excellent precision, the lifetime of the charmed D mesons. At the start of the LEP era, Carlo and his group moved to the DELPHI experiment, participating in the construction and running of the HPC electromagnetic c...

  9. Caracterização de propriedades funcionais do isolado protéico de sementes de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora(SW D.C.. modificado por acetilação Characterization of functional prorperties of acylated mesquite bean (Prosopis juliflora (SW D.C. protein isolate

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    José Barros da SILVA

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    Full Text Available O isolado protéico das sementes de algaroba (Prosopis juliflora (SW D.C. foi modificado com anidrido acético nas concentrações de 5, 10, 20 e 30% (V/P, resultando, portanto, nos respectivos graus de modificação: 69,5; 83,2; 89,7 e 91,1% da lisina disponível. Caracterizou-se a funcionalidade do isolado nas formas não modificada e acetilada. O isolado não modificado apresentou alta solubilidade em pH ácido e básico, com exceção da faixa de pH 4 a 6. A acetilação deslocou o ponto isoelétrico das proteínas do pH 5 para o pH 4,5 , diminuiu em pequena extensão a solubilidade abaixo do ponto isoelétrico e aumentou a partir do pH 5, principalmente em pH 7. A capacidade de absorção de água e de óleo do isolado não modificado, que por sua vez se mostrou baixa (1,89 e 1,04g/g proteína, não melhorou satisfatoriamente após a modificação. O efeito de modificação nas propriedades espumantes foi maior com relação ao volume e a expansão da espuma formada do que na sua estabilidade. A capacidade emulsificante do isolado acetilado aumentou em grande extensão, no entanto, a atividade emulsificante e estabilidade de emulsão revelaram pequenos incrementos, em comparação com o isolado não modificado.Protein isolate from seed of mesquite bean (P. juliflora (SW D.C were modified with acetic anhydride at concentrations 5, 10, 20 and 30% (ml per 100 g of protein thus resulting 69.5; 83.2; 89.7 and 91.1% modification of available lysine. Functional characteristic of protein isolate was studied in native and acetilated form. Protein isolate in native form presented high solubility at acidic and basic pH, except in the pH range of 4 to 6. Acetilation shifted the isoelectric point of the proteins pH 5.0 to a pH 4.5; reduced the solubility at pH values below the isoelectric point and increased above pH 5.0, mainly at pH 7.0. The capacity of water and oil absorption of the native protein was small (1.89 and 1.04 g and did not improve

  10. Uso do índice de Kotelchuck modificado na avaliação da assistência pré-natal e sua relação com as características maternas e o peso do recém-nascido no Município do Rio de Janeiro Use of the modified Kotelchuck index in the evaluation of prenatal care and its relationship to maternal characteristics and birth weight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Maria do Carmo Leal

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    Full Text Available O índice de Kotelchuck (IK foi modificado e utilizado para avaliar a assistência pré-natal prestada no Município do Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, em uma amostra de 9920 puérperas de parto único. Regressões multivariadas logística ordinal (RMLO e linear (RML foram utilizadas para estimar a importância de fatores demográficos, psicossociais e obstétricos no IK modificado e seus efeitos no peso ao nascer (PN, respectivamente. Apenas 38,5% das parturientes do Município do Rio de Janeiro foram classificadas como de cuidado pré-natal adequado ou intensivo. Após ajustamento por outros preditores, mantiveram-se como variáveis explicativas do IK: o nível de instrução, viver com o pai do RN, tentar abortar, diabetes, satisfação com a gravidez, cor da pele, paridade, idade e local de residência. O PN associou-se com o IK modificado, mesmo após o controle de variáveis sociodemográficas, comportamentais e biológicas. A utilização adequada da assistência pré-natal no Município do Rio de Janeiro contribuiu na prevenção do PN e as mães que menos utilizaram os serviços pré-natais têm piores condições socioeducacionais, de apoio familiar e de risco obstétrico.The Kotelchuck index (KI was modified and used to evaluate prenatal care provided in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a sample of 9,920 post-partum women following singleton deliveries. Ordinal logistic regression (OLR and multivariate linear regression (LMR were used to estimate the importance of demographic, psychosocial, and obstetric factors for modified KI and the effects on birth weight (BW, respectively. Only 38.5% of the sample was classified as having received adequate or intensive prenatal care. After adjusting for other predictors, the explanatory variables for KI were: mother's schooling, living with the newborn's father, attempted abortion, diabetes mellitus, satisfaction with pregnancy, skin color, parity, age, and place of residence. BW was associated

  11. Rehabilitación de centros históricos en la provincia de Matanzas. Ilustraciones para un rescate integral del patrimonio. Caso de estudio: San Carlos y San Severino de Matanzas

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    Ramón Félix Recondo Pérez

    2008-01-01

    Luego de estudiar las tendencias internacionales y nacionales de rehabilitación, en zonas portuarias con valor patrimonial, se llega a la elaboración de lineamientos generales y ejemplos ilustrativos para la recalificación del entorno por medio de la valorización del suelo partiendo de la revitalización de los espacios públicos. Las ilustraciones presentadas indican con efectividad el positivo impacto visual y reanimador que tendrían las acciones rehabilitadoras. Contribuyen a demostrar la necesidad de que el planeamiento en sus distintas escalas tiene que prever su influencia en la arquitectura y el detalle.

  12. Rehabilitación de centros históricos en la provincia de Matanzas. Ilustraciones para un rescate integral del patrimonio. Caso de estudio: San Carlos y San Severino de Matanzas

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    Ramón Félix Recondo Pérez; Maurys Alfonso Risco; Yunior Gutiérrez Lau

    2008-01-01

    El patrimonio cultural y natural de la provincia matancera muestra excepcionales valores que podrían constituir un extraordinario recurso para el desarrollo económico y social de ese territorio. No obstante, este legado se encuentra hoy muy descuidado, y en ciertos casos, podría ocurrir su irreversible destrucción. Una gestión inteligente que promueva la rehabilitación e integración de los sitios patrimoniales culturales y naturales a los planes de desarrollo económico y social, que los inser...

  13. Aplicación de la herramienta Open Source Sloodle y las tecnologías del procesamiento del lenguaje natural para el desarrollo de una plataforma de virtual learning en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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    Rojo Sánchez, Eduardo

    2010-01-01

    El presente Proyecto Final de Carrera describe cómo desarrollar entornos educativos en los mundos virtuales de Second Life y en los generados mediante OpenSimulator, utilizando herramientas de gran valor como es el caso de Sloodle. Para ello, se ha desarrollado el metaverso en Opensim de la UC3M, con el primordial objetivo de enseñar cómo configurar nuestro propio mundo virtual e instalarlo en un servidor dedicado, conectarlo dentro una página web y consultar la información de una manera más ...

  14. Carlos Pereda y la cultura argumental

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    Eduardo Harada O.

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo se discute la fenomenología de la atención argumental de Carlos Pereda. Se trata de mostrar que esta fenomenología toma en cuenta todos los aspectos de la argumentación, principalmente, las reglas y virtudes epistémicas que sirven para controlar esta actividad de manera interna así como evitar los vértigos argumentales, además, no sólo estudia a los argumentos o apoyos determinados o deductivos sino, igualmente, a los subdeterminados, pues sostiene que éstos son una parte imp...

  15. Monte Carlo photon benchmark problems

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    Photon benchmark calculations have been performed to validate the MCNP Monte Carlo computer code. These are compared to both the COG Monte Carlo computer code and either experimental or analytic results. The calculated solutions indicate that the Monte Carlo method, and MCNP and COG in particular, can accurately model a wide range of physical problems. 8 refs., 5 figs

  16. ENSAYO DE VARIEDADES DE ARROZ (Oryza sativa L.) PARA UN PROGRAMA DE FITOMEJORAMIENTO PARTICIPATIVO

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    Sandra H. Díaz; R. Morejón; Irene Moreno; H. Ríos

    2005-01-01

    Se evaluó un grupo de variedades de arroz exhibidas en la Feria de Biodiversidad, que fueron sembradas de acuerdo con un diseño Aumentado Modificado y se analizaron diferentes caracteres. El formulario de descripción varietal y el sistema de evaluación estándar para arroz fueron las metodologías empleadas en el estudio. Los datos obtenidos se sometieron a Análisis de Componentes Principales, Conglomerados y Factorial de Correspondencia. Los resultados mostraron la existencia de correlaciones ...

  17. IACuba 37: Nueva variedad de arroz, para las condiciones de riego.

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    René Pérez Polanco; Enrique Suárez Crestelo; Félix Hernández Alfo

    2014-01-01

    La variedad IACuba-37 fue obtenida a partir del cruzamiento, IACuba-16//J104/2064; después de obtenida la población producto de dicho cruzamiento, fue conducida por el método masal modificado hasta llevarla a la homocigosis, se obtuvo entre varias línea, la 4544, la que fue estudiada en los ensayos de rendimiento de todo el País y por sus resultados, resultó aprobada como nueva variedad de arroz para las condiciones de riego por el Instituto de Investigaciones de Granos de Cuba. La nueva vari...

  18. Monte Carlo calculation of changes in the doses due to the contrast medium in the partial irradiation for the breast cancer; Calculo Monte Carlo de cambios en la dosis debidos al medio de contraste en la irradiacion parcial para el cancer de seno

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    In this work the results of calculating by Monte Carlo simulation with the Penelope code are presented, the changes that are presented in the dose, when modeling a system of treatment of partial irradiation of breast cancer. The system consists of a globe plastic with a radioactive source of {sup 192}Ir in his interior. This technique is used when it is carried out the extraction of incipient cancerous tumors and it is wanted to irradiate the tissue surrounding to the tumor extracted to make sure that sick tissue does not remain. This technique was patented about 5 years ago and it is known as partial irradiation by MammoSite(R). When the plastic ball is implanted in the cavity of the surgery, it is filled with a radio opaque solution. This substance is a solution whose concentration can to vary. One of the main components of this solution is the iodine. The on-line dose calculations, carried out by the programs associated to the brachytherapy sources and, in particular for this technique, they are very good; however, the calculations are made supposing that to have an homogeneous medium. They have been carried out studies for MC simulation with the EGSNRC code and it has been that when it takes into account the presence of the contrast solution, the results change considerably. In this work we carry out dose calculations with Penelope for different solution concentrations in the ball. The results agree in general way with those carried out in other works. (Author)

  19. Determination of absorbed dose distribution in water for COC ophthalmic applicator of {sup 106}Ru/{sup 106}Rh using Monte Carlo code-MCNPX; Determinacao da distribuicao de dose absorvida na agua para o aplicador oftalmico COC de {sup 106}Ru/{sup 106}Rh utilizando o codigo de Monte Carlo - MCNPX

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    Barbosa, Nilseia A.; Rosa, Luiz A. Ribeiro da, E-mail: nilseia@ird.gov.br, E-mail: lrosa@ird.gov.br [Instituto de Radioprotecao e Dosimetria (IRD/CNEN-RJ),Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Braz, Delson, E-mail: delson@nuclear.ufrj.br [Coordenacao dos programas de Pos-Graduacao em Engenharia (PEN/COPPE/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

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    The COC ophthalmic applicators using beta radiation source of {sup 106}Ru/{sup 106}Rh are used in the treatment of intraocular tumors near the optic nerve. In this type of treatment is very important to know the dose distribution in order to provide the best possible delivery of prescribed dose to the tumor, preserves the optic nerve region extremely critical, that if damaged, can compromise the patient's visual acuity, and cause brain sequelae. These dose distributions are complex and doctors, who will have the responsibility on the therapy, only have the source calibration certificate provided by the manufacturer Eckert and Ziegler BEBIG GmbH. These certificates provide 10 absorbed dose values at water depth along the central axis applicator with the uncertainties of the order of 20% isodose and in a plane located 1 mm from the applicator surface. Thus, it is important to know with more detail and precision the dose distributions in water generated by such applicators. To this end, the Monte Carlo simulation was used using MCNPX code. Initially, was validated the simulation by comparing the obtained results to the central axis of the applicator with those provided by the certificate. The different percentages were lower than 5%, validating the used method. Lateral dose profile was calculated for 6 different depths in intervals of 1 mm and the dose rates in mGy.min{sup -1} for the same depths.

  20. Who Writes Carlos Bulosan?

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    Charlie Samuya Veric

    2001-01-01

    The importance of Carlos Bulosan in Filipino and Filipino-American radical history and literature is indisputable. His eminence spans the pacific, and he is known, diversely, as a radical poet, fictionist, novelist, and labor organizer. Author of the canonical America Iis the Hearts, Bulosan is celebrated for chronicling the conditions in America in his time, such as racism and unemployment. In the history of criticism on Bulosan's life and work, however, there is an undeclared general consen...

  1. Fundamentals of Monte Carlo

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    Wollaber, Allan Benton [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2016-06-16

    This is a powerpoint presentation which serves as lecture material for the Parallel Computing summer school. It goes over the fundamentals of the Monte Carlo calculation method. The material is presented according to the following outline: Introduction (background, a simple example: estimating π), Why does this even work? (The Law of Large Numbers, The Central Limit Theorem), How to sample (inverse transform sampling, rejection), and An example from particle transport.

  2. Contributon Monte Carlo

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    The contributon Monte Carlo method is based on a new recipe to calculate target responses by means of volume integral of the contributon current in a region between the source and the detector. A comprehensive description of the method, its implementation in the general-purpose MCNP code, and results of the method for realistic nonhomogeneous, energy-dependent problems are presented. 23 figures, 10 tables

  3. Who Writes Carlos Bulosan?

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    Charlie Samuya Veric

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available The importance of Carlos Bulosan in Filipino and Filipino-American radical history and literature is indisputable. His eminence spans the pacific, and he is known, diversely, as a radical poet, fictionist, novelist, and labor organizer. Author of the canonical America Iis the Hearts, Bulosan is celebrated for chronicling the conditions in America in his time, such as racism and unemployment. In the history of criticism on Bulosan's life and work, however, there is an undeclared general consensus that views Bulosan and his work as coherent permanent texts of radicalism and anti-imperialism. Central to the existence of such a tradition of critical reception are the generations of critics who, in more ways than one, control the discourse on and of Carlos Bulosan. This essay inquires into the sphere of the critical reception that orders, for our time and for the time ahead, the reading and interpretation of Bulosan. What eye and seeing, the essay asks, determine the perception of Bulosan as the angel of radicalism? What is obscured in constructing Bulosan as an immutable figure of the political? What light does the reader conceive when the personal is brought into the open and situated against the political? the essay explores the answers to these questions in Bulosan's loving letters to various friends, strangers, and white American women. The presence of these interrogations, the essay believes, will secure ultimately the continuing importance of Carlos Bulosan to radical literature and history.

  4. CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

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    2009-01-01

    On 7 April CERN will be holding a symposium to mark the 75th birthday of Carlo Rubbia, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Physics with Simon van der Meer for contributions to the discovery of the W and Z bosons, carriers of the weak interaction. Following a presentation by Rolf Heuer, lectures will be given by eminent speakers on areas of science to which Carlo Rubbia has made decisive contributions. Michel Spiro, Director of the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the CNRS, Lyn Evans, sLHC Project Leader, and Alan Astbury of the TRIUMF Laboratory will talk about the physics of the weak interaction and the discovery of the W and Z bosons. Former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper will lecture on CERN’s accelerators from LEP to the LHC. Giovanni Bignami, former President of the Italian Space Agency, will speak about his work with Carlo Rubbia. Finally, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research and Sven Kul...

  5. CERN honours Carlo Rubbia

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    2009-01-01

    On 7 April CERN will be holding a symposium to mark the 75th birthday of Carlo Rubbia, who shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Physics with Simon van der Meer for contributions to the discovery of the W and Z bosons, carriers of the weak interaction. Following a presentation by Rolf Heuer, lectures will be given by eminent speakers on areas of science to which Carlo Rubbia has made decisive contributions. Michel Spiro, Director of the French National Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (IN2P3) of the CNRS, Lyn Evans, sLHC Project Leader, and Alan Astbury of the TRIUMF Laboratory will talk about the physics of the weak interaction and the discovery of the W and Z bosons. Former CERN Director-General Herwig Schopper will lecture on CERN’s accelerators from LEP to the LHC. Giovanni Bignami, former President of the Italian Space Agency and Professor at the IUSS School for Advanced Studies in Pavia will speak about his work with Carlo Rubbia. Finally, Hans Joachim Sch...

  6. Precaución, riesgo y sostenibilidad en los organismos agrícolas modificados genéticamente Precaución, riesgo y sostenibilidad en los organismos agrícolas modificados genéticamente

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    J. David Tábara

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo y la comercialización de Organismos Agrícolas Modificados Genéticamente (0MG es origen de multitud de importantes polémicas sociales, económicos y ecológicas, en cuya resolución a menudo se reclama la incorporación del principio y de prácticas de precaución. Este artículo introduce y analiza algunas de estas discusiones a partir de la perspectiva aportada por el proyecto europeo Precautionary Expertise for GM Crops (PEG sobre la aplicación de la precaución en el desarrollo y la comercialización de OMG agrícolas. A partir del material recogido en el caso español, los autores argumentan que gran parte de los desacuerdos que surgen de en la interpretación y aplicación de la precaución con relación a los OMG derivan de la adopción de una perspectiva más o menos reduccionista, o más o menos sistémica, tanto en la evaluación y regulación de los riesgos como en la bondad, los costes o los beneficios de su utilización. Por ello es posible detectar analíticamente, paro el caso español, una clara oposición entre aquellas interpretaciones de la precaución caso por caso, de aquellas que sostienen la necesidad de aplicar prácticas de evaluación y de gestión basadas en una precaución sistémica, más cercano a los principios y los postulados políticos de la sostenibilidad.The debate over GMO crops and their commercialisation becomes the source of a large number of conflicts with important social, economic and ecologic consequences the resolution of which often calls for the application of a precautionary approach and of the precautionary principle. This article introduces and analyses such discussions, and does so within the framework provided by the EU project Precautionary Expertise for GM (PEG. Based on first material gathered for the Spanish case study, the authors argue that a large majority of the disagreements around practical application of precaution over agricultural GMO in Spain come from a conception

  7. Publicidade: o corpo modificado

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    Tânia Márcia Cezar Hoff

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo, resultado parcial de uma pesquisa a respeito do imaginário do corpo na publicidade brasileira, analisamos alguns aspectos da representação de corpo em anúncios de clínicas de estética e de cirurgia plástica e também em depoimentos veiculados em revistas do mercado editorial brasileiro em janeiro e fevereiro de 2004. Nos referidos anúncios, identificamos uma desqualificação do corpo "natural" e uma necessidade de modificá-lo por meio de cirurgias. Também identificamos que a publicidade, associando os discursos médico e tecnológico, propõe um novo paradigma de corpo. Palavras-chaves: corpo, cirurgia, publicidade. ABSTRACT In this article, as apartial result of a research on the imaginary body in the Brazilian advertisement, we analyzed some aspects of body representation in advertising for a esthetic and lastic surgery clinics and also in narratives published in some magazines from the Brazilian editorial market during January and February of 2004. In the referred group of advertising, we identified the existence of a negative qualification of "natural" body and a necessity of modijying it through surgery. We also identified that the advertisement, associating the medical and technological discourses, proposes a new body paradigm. Keywords: body, cirurgic intervention, advertising.

  8. Modelo de incorporación de tic en el proceso de innovación docente para la implementaciónde un b-learning

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    Bacigalupo Acuña, Carola; Montaño, Virginia

    2008-01-01

    Los avances tecnológicos en las últimas dos décadas han producido continuos cambios sociales dando paso a la “Sociedad de la Información y del Conocimiento“. Sin duda esto ha modificado y replanteado los modelos políticos, económicos y culturales, siendo las instituciones de educación quienes deben asumir el desafío de preparar a los individuos, para su actuación en este nuevo escenario. En este contexto, la presente investigación desarrolla un modelo para abordar el proceso de innovación doc...

  9. Carlos Restrepo. Un verdadero Maestro

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    Pelayo Correa

    2009-12-01

    asistencial primario de la Facultad fue el Hospital Universitario del Valle «Evaristo García». El grupo convocó el primer Seminario de Educación Médica en diciembre de 1955, al cual asistieron representantes de las doce facultades de medicina que existían en Colombia. El impacto de dicho seminario en la educación médica de Colombia es innegable y muy positivo. Carlos Restrepo impuso desde el comienzo una técnica didáctica en la cual las clases teóricas se complementaban en sesiones prácticas con especímenes macro y microscópicos, y en ellas había estrecha interacción entre estudiantes y docentes y también entre los mismos docentes. Los estudiantes participaban activamente en los estudios macro y microscópicos de las autopsias. Carlos inició la tradición de las Conferencias de Patología Clínica (CPCs, en las cuales había amplia participación de patólogos, clínicos y docentes para discutir los casos más notorios e importantes y controvertidos que llegaban a la autopsia. Era un ejercicio didáctico de primera categoría. Asimismo llevó a cabo investigaciones sobre arteriosclerosis que caracterizaron e hicieron comparaciones sobre la extensión de las lesiones en la aorta y las coronarias, en aquel entonces menor que lo observado en los EUA pero semejante a otras poblaciones de América Latina. También investigó la agregación familiar del síndrome de poliposis juvenil del intestino grueso. Además de la enseñanza a los estudiantes de medicina, Carlos Restrepo tomaba con gran seriedad el ejercicio de la medicina en el área del diagnóstico patológico. Su sobresaliente posición como experto patólogo quirúrgico le mereció el respeto y la admiración de sus colegas. Su legendaria pericia diagnóstica fue el fruto de una inteligencia superior que tuvo la suerte de contar con la influencia de maestros de la talla de Alfredo Correa Henao y Lawrence Ackerman. Su generosidad nata lo llevo a compartir su acumen médico y humanístico con estudiantes

  10. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetradas de polímero de manera simultánea (SINs con diferentes relaciones en peso poliuretano/PMMA de 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 y 50/50. Para la síntesis de la red de poliuretano (PU se utilizaron los poliol-glucósidos y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI o con una relación NCO/OH = 1 y para la síntesis de la red de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA se utilizó peróxido de benzoílo como agente iniciador y dimetacrilato de etilenglicol como agente entrecruzante. Los SINs se caracterizaron por sus propiedades fisicomecánicas como resistencia al ataque químico, dureza, resistencia a la tensión y elongación de ruptura. La estabilidad térmica de los SINs se determinó usando análisis termogravimétrico (TGA. La morfología de superficie se determinó usando microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM y mostró una morfología de dos fases para todos los SINs.

  11. Optimization of Monte Carlo simulations

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    Bryskhe, Henrik

    2009-01-01

    This thesis considers several different techniques for optimizing Monte Carlo simulations. The Monte Carlo system used is Penelope but most of the techniques are applicable to other systems. The two mayor techniques are the usage of the graphics card to do geometry calculations, and raytracing. Using graphics card provides a very efficient way to do fast ray and triangle intersections. Raytracing provides an approximation of Monte Carlo simulation but is much faster to perform. A program was ...

  12. Quantum Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo

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    We present a path integral Monte Carlo method which is the full quantum analogue of the Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo method of Panagiotopoulos to study the gas-liquid coexistence line of a classical fluid. Unlike previous extensions of Gibbs ensemble Monte Carlo to include quantum effects, our scheme is viable even for systems with strong quantum delocalization in the degenerate regime of temperature. This is demonstrated by an illustrative application to the gas-superfluid transition of 4He in two dimensions

  13. Siembra comercial de cultivos genéticamente modificados en el campo mexicano: una herramienta viable para el desarrollo rural sustentable y la seguridad alimentaria

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    Alejandro Monteagudo Cuevas

    2014-01-01

    Hacia las últimas décadas del siglo pasado, ciertas técnicas de ingeniería gené- tica empezaron a aplicarse a la agricultura, dando origen a la biotecnología agrícola moderna. Esta ciencia se orientó hacia fines tan importantes como el combate a las plagas que azotan varios cultivos de gran importancia económica y a la tolerancia a herbicidas. Gracias a los avances de la ingeniería genética, el mundo está logrando grandes beneficios en la agricultura, y en consecuencia en la alimentación de l...

  14. Vectores recombinantes basados en el virus modificado de ankara (MVA) como vacunas preventivas y terapéuticas contra el SIDA

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    Jonathan L Heeney; Mooij, Petra; Nájera García, José Luis; Jiménez, Victoria; Esteban, Mariano; Gómez, Carmen E.

    2005-01-01

    Vectores Recombinantes basados en el Virus Modificado de Ankara (MVA) como Vacunas Preventivas y Terapéuticas contra el SIDA. Losvirus recombinantes de la invención contienen secuencias que se encuentran insertadas en el mismo sitio de inserción del MVA y permiten la expresión simultánea de varios antígenos, una proteína Env del VIH-I consistente en una proteína gpl20 carente de secuencias correspondientes a la proteína gp41, y una proteína quiméricade fusión de Gag, Pol y Nef. Son virus esta...

  15. A falta de informação sobre os Organismos Geneticamente Modificados no Brasil The lack of information on Genetically Modified Organisms in Brazil

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    Isabelle Geoffroy Ribeiro; Victor Augustus Marin

    2012-01-01

    O presente artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre a rotulagem de produtos que apresentem em sua composição Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (OGM), também denominados de transgênicos. São abordadas as convenções, as leis e as normas referentes a esses produtos dispostos no mercado, a adequação dos mesmos às normas vigentes e sua aceitação pela sociedade. Dispõe também sobre a importância do princípio da precaução na avaliação da aplicação de novas tecnologias ou de tecnologias das quais não se...

  16. Propuesta experimental para la didáctica de la astronomía en Educación Primaria

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    Pérez Miguel, Eduardo

    2013-01-01

    Revisión bibliográfica sobre la didáctica de las ciencias. Desarrollo de nuevas ideas en la didáctica de las ciencias mediante la relación de la competencia científica y el desarrollo del pensamiento abstracto. Diseño de dos recursos para la didáctica de la astronomía a partir de la Estación Espacial Internacional y dos modelos de experimentación paralelos: el globo terráqueo modificado y el reloj de sol.

  17. Efecto de los ciclos térmicos de soldadura por arco eléctrico indirecto modificado (AEIM en las propiedades mecánicas de la aleación AA6061-T6

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    Ambriz, Ricardo R.

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Results of temperature measurements during welding of 12.7 mm thick AA6061-T6 alloy plates by modified indirect electric arc (MIEA are presented. This study describes the thermal cycles of the heat affected zone (HAZ and also in the fusion zone. Depending upon the position of the transducers, the maximum temperatures measured in the HAZ range from 308 to 693 °C, these measurements were related with the tensile test results, and the failure zone reported previously by the authors [1]. It was observed that, there is a decrease in the mechanical strength of the welded joints, due to the microstructural changes suffered by AA6061-T6 alloy in which formation of the β’ occurs according to the TTT transformation diagram. The inherent cooling conditions of the weld pool observed for the MIEA technique (only one pass of welding, have permitted to establish the characteristics of solidification and microstructure for a specific cooling rate.

    Se presentan los resultados de medición de temperatura durante la soldadura por arco eléctrico indirecto modificado (AEIM de la aleación AA6061-T6. Éstas, describen los ciclos térmicos de la zona afectada por el calor (ZAC y en la zona de fusión. Los resultados muestran que las temperaturas máximas medidas en la ZAC se encuentran en un rango de 308 a 693 °C, dependiendo de la posición de los sensores, estas mediciones fueron correlacionadas con los resultados de resistencia a la tracción y la zona de fallo, reportados previamente por los autores[1]. Se observó que existe una disminución en la resistencia mecánica de las uniones, debido a los cambios microestructurales por la formación de precipitados sobreenvejecidos, β’, de acuerdo con su diagrama de transformación (TTT. Las condiciones de enfriamiento en el baño fundido inherentes a la técnica por AEIM (un solo paso de soldadura, permitieron establecer las características de solidificación y microestructura esperada

  18. Degradación Heliofotocatalítica de Escherichia coli en Sistemas tipo Desinfección SODIS, con Dióxido de Titanio Modificado Escherichia coli Heliophotocatalytic Degradation in Solar Disinfection Systems SODIS, using Modified Titanium Dioxide

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    Camilo A Castro

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio sobre la desinfección heliofotocatalítica de agua (DHFCA en sistemas tipo desinfección solar (Solar Disinfection, SODIS. Se usaron fotocatalizadores basados en dióxido de titanio (TiO2 comercial y TiO2 obtenido por el método sol-gel modificados con metales de transición (Ag, Fe, Mo o Pd. Los resultados muestran que la unión de la técnica SODIS con la fotocatálisis permite disminuir el tiempo de exposición a la radiación solar de unidosis de agua infectada, comparado con el necesario para la desinfección total cuando se utiliza el sistema SODIS solo. Además, se encontró que la eficiencia de los fotocatalizadores evaluados en la DHFCA depende del método de preparación y de la naturaleza del metal incorporado. La incorporación de Ag o Pd aumenta la acción bactericida de la DHFCA. La plata presenta una acción adicional a la fotocatalítica debido a sus propiedades bacteriostáticas, mientras que el Pd mejora la fotoactividad gracias a sus propiedades electrónicas.A study concerning the Heliophotocatalytic Disinfection of Water (HPDW, in Solar Disinfection type systems (SODIS is presented. Photocatalysts based on a commercial titanium dioxide (TiO2 and TiO2 obtained by the sol-gel method both modified with transition metals (Ag, Fe, Mo or Pd, were used. Results show that the combination of the SODIS technique with photocatalysis reduces the solar irradiation time exposure of a unidosis of infected water, when compared to the one needed using the SODIS technique alone. In addition, it was observed that both, the synthesis method and the nature of the metal modifying the TiO2 influence the efficiency of the photocatalyst evaluated in HPDW. Inclusion of Ag or Pd enhances the bactericide action of the HPDW system. Ag presents an additional effect besides the photocatalytic one due to its bacteriostatic properties, while Pd enhances the photoactivity due to its electronic properties.

  19. Estudio del equilibrio y cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II y Cr(VI usando Quitosano y Quitosano modificado con cobre

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    M. Benavente

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se estudió el equilibrio y la cinética de adsorción de Cd(II, Ni(II en quitosano y Cr(VI en quitosano modificado con cobre. Para ello, soluciones de iones metálicos a diferentes concentraciones, fueron puestas en contacto con el adsorbente y se agitaron por un período de 3 – 4 h. Al final del proceso, las muestras fueron analizadas en un espectrómetro de absorción atómica. Los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de los iones metálicos fueron evaluados aplicando las isotermas de Langmuir y Freundlich; mientras los datos cinéticos fueron evaluados utilizando los modelos cinéticos de pseudo-primer orden y pseudo-segundo orden. Los resultados del proceso demostraron que los iones fueron eficazmente adsorbidos por el quitosano (Cd y Ni y por el Cu-quitosano (Cr. Además, se comprobó que los datos experimentales del equilibrio de adsorción de Cr(VI y Ni(II se ajustan al modelo de Langmuir; mientras que los datos experimentales del Cd(II fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de Freundlich. Mediante el uso de la isoterma de Langmuir se determinó la capacidad máxima de adsorción de cromo (29.7 mg/g Cu-quitosano, cadmio (102.0 mg/g quitosano y níquel (83.31 mg/g quitosano. Los resultados de la cinética de adsorción de los iones metálicos mostraron que los datos experimentales fueron mejor ajustados por el modelo de pseudo-segundo orden; es decir, el paso limitante en la velocidad es la reacción de adsorción y no la transferencia de masa.

  20. Monte Carlo techniques

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    The course of ''Monte Carlo Techniques'' will try to give a general overview of how to build up a method based on a given theory, allowing you to compare the outcome of an experiment with that theory. Concepts related with the construction of the method, such as, random variables, distributions of random variables, generation of random variables, random-based numerical methods, will be introduced in this course. Examples of some of the current theories in High Energy Physics describing the e+e- annihilation processes (QED, Electro-Weak, QCD) will also be briefly introduced. A second step in the employment of this method is related to the detector. The interactions that a particle could have along its way, through the detector as well as the response of the different materials which compound the detector will be quoted in this course. An example of detector at LEP era, in which these techniques are being applied, will close the course. (orig.)

  1. MCMini: Monte Carlo on GPGPU

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    Marcus, Ryan C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-25

    MCMini is a proof of concept that demonstrates the possibility for Monte Carlo neutron transport using OpenCL with a focus on performance. This implementation, written in C, shows that tracing particles and calculating reactions on a 3D mesh can be done in a highly scalable fashion. These results demonstrate a potential path forward for MCNP or other Monte Carlo codes.

  2. Monte Carlo Methods in Physics

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    Method of Monte Carlo integration is reviewed briefly and some of its applications in physics are explained. A numerical experiment on random generators used in the monte Carlo techniques is carried out to show the behavior of the randomness of various methods in generating them. To account for the weight function involved in the Monte Carlo, the metropolis method is used. From the results of the experiment, one can see that there is no regular patterns of the numbers generated, showing that the program generators are reasonably good, while the experimental results, shows a statistical distribution obeying statistical distribution law. Further some applications of the Monte Carlo methods in physics are given. The choice of physical problems are such that the models have available solutions either in exact or approximate values, in which comparisons can be mode, with the calculations using the Monte Carlo method. Comparison show that for the models to be considered, good agreement have been obtained

  3. Infrared-spectroscopy analysis of zinc phosphate and nickel and manganese modified zinc phosphate coatings on electrogalvanized steel Análise por espectroscopia no infravermelho das camadas de fosfato de zinco e de zinco modificado com níquel e manganês em aço eletrogalvanizado

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    Kirlene Salgado Fernandes

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Hopeite-type phosphate coatings in which zinc is partially replaced by other metals like manganese and nickel are of great interest for the automotive and home appliance industries. Such industries use phosphate conversion coatings on galvanized steels in association with cataphoretic electropainting. Zinc phosphates modified with manganese and nickel are isomorphic with the hopeite, and the phase identification using X-ray diffraction is difficult. In this paper, the phosphate coatings are identified using the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR.As camadas de fosfato do tipo hopeíta, nas quais o zinco é parcialmente substituído por outros metais, como manganês e níquel, são de grande interesse para a indústria automotiva e de eletrodomésticos. Essas indústrias utilizam aços galvanizados, fosfatizados e pintados com eletropintura cataforética. Os fosfatos de zinco modificados com manganês e níquel são isomorfos com a hopeíta, e de difícil identificação usando-se a técnica de difração de raios X. Nesse trabalho, as camadas de conversão de fosfato foram identificadas usando-se a espectroscopia no infravermelho por transformada de Fourier (FTIR.

  4. A problemática dos organismos geneticamente modificados e a formação científica do cidadão comum: um estudo com manuais escolares de Ciências Naturais do 9º ano adotados em Portugal

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    Luís Dourado

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Uma das aplicações da biotecnologia são os organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM, os quais têm uma utilização cada vez maior, apresentando vantagens, mas, também, sendo referidos como organismos potencialmente perigosos. Correspondendo a esses factos, os manuais de ciências dedicam algumas das suas páginas à biotecnologia, sendo os OGMs um dos aspetos focados. Nesse sentido e considerando a importância que o manual escolar tem na educação em ciências, procedemos a um estudo que envolveu a análise dos manuais escolares de ciências naturais do 9º ano adotados em Portugal, na parte respeitante aos OGMs. Neste estudo verificou-se que os manuais nem sempre apresentam a informação correta e necessária, de forma adequada, e que nem sempre lhe dão o devido destaque. Dado que a nossa investigação revela a existência de falhas ao nível dos manuais, as conclusões obtidas podem contribuir para uma melhoria dos mesmos e, consequentemente, da qualidade da educação em ciências.

  5. Carlos Mugica : La buena madera de la cruz

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    Bernetti, Jorge Luis

    2013-01-01

    Precursor del sacerdocio en las villas, Carlos Mugica evitó las batallas blandas para legitimar la lucha política y social. Este es el retrato de un padre nuestro que está en el cielo, narrado con precisión y sentimiento a partir de un vínculo militante pero también confesional. (Párrafo extraído del texto a modo de resumen)

  6. Effect of one-bottle adhesive systems on the fluoride release of a resin-modified glass ionomer Efeito dos sistemas adesivos de frasco único na liberação de flúor de um cimento de ionômero de vidro modificado por resina

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    Linda Wang

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A dhesive systems associated to resin-modified glass ionomer cements are employed for the achievement of a higher bond strength to dentin. Despite this benefit, other properties should not be damaged. This study aimed at evaluating the short-time fluoride release of a resin-modified glass ionomer cement coated with two one-bottle adhesive systems in a pH cycling system. Four combinations were investigated: G1: Vitremer (V; G2: Vitremer + Primer (VP; G3: Vitremer + Single Bond (VSB and G4: Vitremer + Prime & Bond 2.1 (VPB. SB is a fluoride-free and PB is a fluoride-containing system. After preparation of the Vitremer specimens, two coats of the selected adhesive system were carefully applied and light-cured. Specimens were immersed in demineralizing solution for 6 hours followed by immersion in remineralizing solution for 18 hours, totalizing the 15-day cycle. All groups released fluoride in a similar pattern, with a greater release in the beginning and decreasing with time. VP showed the greatest fluoride release, followed by V, with no statistical difference. VSB and VPB released less fluoride compared to V and VP, with statistical difference. Regardless the one-bottle adhesive system, application of coating decreased the fluoride release from the resin-modified glass ionomer cements. This suggests that this combination would reduce the beneficial effect of the restorative material to the walls around the restoration.Sistemas adesivos são associados aos cimentos de ionômero de vidro modificados por resina para a obtenção de maior resistência adesiva à dentina. Apesar deste benefício, outras propriedades não devem ser prejudicadas. Este estudo se propôs a avaliar a liberação de flúor a curto prazo de um cimento de ionômero de vidro modificado por resina coberto com dois diferentes sistemas adesivos em um modelo de ciclagem de pH. Quatro associações foram testadas: G1: Vitremer (V; G2: Vitremer + Primer (VP; G3: Vitremer + Single

  7. Parallelizing Monte Carlo with PMC

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    Rathkopf, J.A.; Jones, T.R.; Nessett, D.M.; Stanberry, L.C.

    1994-11-01

    PMC (Parallel Monte Carlo) is a system of generic interface routines that allows easy porting of Monte Carlo packages of large-scale physics simulation codes to Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) computers. By loading various versions of PMC, simulation code developers can configure their codes to run in several modes: serial, Monte Carlo runs on the same processor as the rest of the code; parallel, Monte Carlo runs in parallel across many processors of the MPP with the rest of the code running on other MPP processor(s); distributed, Monte Carlo runs in parallel across many processors of the MPP with the rest of the code running on a different machine. This multi-mode approach allows maintenance of a single simulation code source regardless of the target machine. PMC handles passing of messages between nodes on the MPP, passing of messages between a different machine and the MPP, distributing work between nodes, and providing independent, reproducible sequences of random numbers. Several production codes have been parallelized under the PMC system. Excellent parallel efficiency in both the distributed and parallel modes results if sufficient workload is available per processor. Experiences with a Monte Carlo photonics demonstration code and a Monte Carlo neutronics package are described.

  8. Biosensores electroquímicos basados en nanomateriales y en materiales magnéticos para la determinación de analitos de interés bioquímico

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    Serafín González-Carrato, Verónica

    2015-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral, se han desarrollado diferentes biosensores e inmunosensores electroquímicos basados en superficies electródicas modificadas con materiales de última generación para la determinación de analitos de interés bioquímico. Se han preparado biosensores amperométricos basados en el empleo de un material compósito de nanotubos de carbono y nanopartículas de oro para la determinación de glucosinolatos y creatinina, así como electrodos serigrafiados de carbono modificados con nan...

  9. Obtención de la microestructura globular de la aleación AZ91 para su posterior confirmación en estado semisólido

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    Asencio Martínez, Jorge

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este proyecto es conseguir una microestructura globular y de grano fino de la aleación AZ91, adecuada para la extrusión en estado semisólido. Para la obtención de dicha microestructura, se han realizado siete refusiones totales y tres refusiones parciales. Los parámetros de colada a lo largo del proceso experimental han sido modificados y se ha estudiado la influencia de los parámetros más importantes, como son la temperatura de fusión, el tiempo de mantenimiento, la adición de...

  10. Degradación in-vitro de mezclas de poliuretano termoplástico y almidón modificado In-vitro degradation of thermplastic polyurethane and starch modified

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2013-01-01

    La estructura química del almidón de yuca se modificó mediante una reacción de acilación. El almidón de yuca modificado se mezcló con un prepolímero de uretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino modificado por transesterificación (MCO) y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI) con el fin de preparar mezclas de almidón-poliuretano termoplástico. Los poliuretanos fueron expuestos a degradación in-vitro durante un período de 365 días y se evaluó la pérdida de masa y el cambio de las propiedades mecá...

  11. TARC: Carlo Rubbia's Energy Amplifier

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    1997-01-01

    Transmutation by Adiabatic Resonance Crossing (TARC) is Carlo Rubbia's energy amplifier. This CERN experiment demonstrated that long-lived fission fragments, such as 99-TC, can be efficiently destroyed.

  12. Carlos Chagas: biographical sketch.

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    Moncayo, Alvaro

    2010-01-01

    Carlos Chagas was born on 9 July 1878 in the farm "Bon Retiro" located close to the City of Oliveira in the interior of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started his medical studies in 1897 at the School of Medicine of Rio de Janeiro. In the late XIX century, the works by Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch induced a change in the medical paradigm with emphasis in experimental demonstrations of the causal link between microbes and disease. During the same years in Germany appeared the pathological concept of disease, linking organic lesions with symptoms. All these innovations were adopted by the reforms of the medical schools in Brazil and influenced the scientific formation of Chagas. Chagas completed his medical studies between 1897 and 1903 and his examinations during these years were always ranked with high grades. Oswaldo Cruz accepted Chagas as a doctoral candidate and directed his thesis on "Hematological studies of Malaria" which was received with honors by the examiners. In 1903 the director appointed Chagas as research assistant at the Institute. In those years, the Institute of Manguinhos, under the direction of Oswaldo Cruz, initiated a process of institutional growth and gathered a distinguished group of Brazilian and foreign scientists. In 1907, he was requested to investigate and control a malaria outbreak in Lassance, Minas Gerais. In this moment Chagas could not have imagined that this field research was the beginning of one of the most notable medical discoveries. Chagas was, at the age of 28, a Research Assistant at the Institute of Manguinhos and was studying a new flagellate parasite isolated from triatomine insects captured in the State of Minas Gerais. Chagas made his discoveries in this order: first the causal agent, then the vector and finally the human cases. These notable discoveries were carried out by Chagas in twenty months. At the age of 33 Chagas had completed his discoveries and published the scientific articles that gave him world

  13. Síntesis y estudios de caracterización preliminares de nuevos materiales Sonogel modificados con Nanocarbon

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    García Romero, Magdalena

    2015-01-01

    Los materiales sol-gel comenzaron a tomar protagonismo a mediados del s.XVIII con los estudios de Ebelman y Graham. Posteriormente, estos han sido ampliados por numerosos grupos de investigación, entre los cuales se encuentra el grupo de Instrumentación y Ciencias Ambientales (FQM- 249) del Departamento de Química Analítica de la Universidad de Cádiz, donde se han realizado diversos estudios sobre el Sonogel y el Sonogel-Carbono. La química del sol-gel proporciona un medio para...

  14. Comportamiento frente a la durabilidad de morteros de reparación de cemento modificados con polímeros

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    González Lucas, Ángel

    2014-01-01

    El auge que ha surgido en los últimos años por la reparación de edificios y estructuras construidas con hormigón ha llevado al desarrollo de morteros de reparación cada vez más tecnológicos. En el desarrollo de estos morteros por parte de los fabricantes, surge la disyuntiva en el uso de los polímeros en sus formulaciones, por no encontrarse justificado en ocasiones el trinomio prestaciones/precio/aplicación. En esta tesis se ha realizado un estudio exhaustivo para la justificación de la ...

  15. Reactor de plasma de corona pulsado y método para la transformación de hidrocarburos en grafenos

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    Mora Márquez, Manuel; Jiménez-Sanchidrián, César; Romero-Salguero, F.J.

    2014-01-01

    La invención consiste en un dispositivo de electrodo que permite la formación de plasma con cualquier gas aplicando el potencial RF adecuado, no siendo imprescindible iniciarlo con otro gas colaborador. La aplicación más importante consiste en realizar con este plasma la descomposición de hidrocarburos y otros compuestos para la generación de grafenos. Estos materiales novedosos, en forma pura, como nanografenos, o modificados en forma de azagrafenos o bien óxido...

  16. Síntesis de microesferas nucleo/cubierta y esferas huecas de sílice para su uso como soporte de heteropoliácidos

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    Gorsd, Marina Noelia; Pizzio, Luis René; Blanco, Mirta Noemí

    2015-01-01

    Se sintetizaron microesferas nucléo/cubierta poliestireno/silice y microesferas huecas de silice empleando esferas de poliestireno (PS) como plantilla las cuales fueron recubiertas con sílice utilizando el método de Stöber modificado empleando tetraetilortosilicato (TEOS) como precursor. Para la obtención de las esferas huecas los sólidos fueron calcinados a 500 °C. Los materiales fueron impregnados mediante la técnica a humedad incipiente con ácido tungstofosfórico (TPA). Se observó por SEM ...

  17. Contributo para uma análise crítica de aspectos relacionados com os OGM: aspectos jurídicos e éticos

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    Silva, Isabel Maria Quintas da

    2006-01-01

    A libertação deliberada no ambiente e a utilização de organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM), que na maioria dos casos são plantas, para a alimentação humana ou animal, tem vindo a levantar inúmeras questões éticas que obrigaram à produção de respostas legislativas adequadas. Este trabalho analisa algumas das questões jurídicas e éticas associadas aos OGM, em maior ou menor escala, integrando-as no âmbito das medidas legislativas que têm surgido a nível da Comunidade Eur...

  18. A falta de informação sobre os Organismos Geneticamente Modificados no Brasil The lack of information on Genetically Modified Organisms in Brazil

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    Isabelle Geoffroy Ribeiro

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta uma revisão sobre a rotulagem de produtos que apresentem em sua composição Organismos Geneticamente Modificados (OGM, também denominados de transgênicos. São abordadas as convenções, as leis e as normas referentes a esses produtos dispostos no mercado, a adequação dos mesmos às normas vigentes e sua aceitação pela sociedade. Dispõe também sobre a importância do princípio da precaução na avaliação da aplicação de novas tecnologias ou de tecnologias das quais não se conhece ou existam conhecimentos científicos relevantes quanto aos seus potenciais riscos ao meio ambiente, à saúde humana e à sociedade.This article presents a review about the labeling of products that have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO, also called transgenic elements in their composition. It addresses the conventions, laws and regulations relating to such products currently governing the market, the adequacy of these existing standards and their acceptance by society. It also examines the importance of the cautionary principle when assessing the application of new technologies or technologies where little is known or where there is no relevant scientific knowledge about the potential risks to the environment, human health and society.

  19. Influência de Negro de Fumo Modificado com Polianilina na Estrutura de Compósitos com Poli(Fluoreto de Vinilideno

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    Zucolotto Valtencir

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    Full Text Available Compósitos condutores elétricos a base de poli(fluoreto de vinilideno (PVDF e negro de fumo modificado com polianilina (Eeonomer® foram preparados através do processamento por fusão. Resultados de reometria de torque indicaram que a presença de polianilina no negro de fumo é vantajosa ao processamento por fusão, reduzindo a viscosidade do fundido em comparação com a aditivação com negro de fumo puro. Compósitos contendo acima de 5% em peso de Eeonomer® apresentaram condutividade da ordem de 10-2 S/cm. Esse valor se manteve estável mesmo após tratamento térmico a 150degreesC por 170 h em atmosfera ambiente. Análises por calorimetria diferencial de varredura (DSC e difração de Raios-X mostraram que o tipo e a quantidade de Eeonomer®, assim como a taxa de resfriamento da amostra, podem afetar a temperatura de fusão, o grau de cristalinidade e a fase cristalina do PVDF presente no compósito.

  20. Proton Upset Monte Carlo Simulation

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    O'Neill, Patrick M.; Kouba, Coy K.; Foster, Charles C.

    2009-01-01

    The Proton Upset Monte Carlo Simulation (PROPSET) program calculates the frequency of on-orbit upsets in computer chips (for given orbits such as Low Earth Orbit, Lunar Orbit, and the like) from proton bombardment based on the results of heavy ion testing alone. The software simulates the bombardment of modern microelectronic components (computer chips) with high-energy (.200 MeV) protons. The nuclear interaction of the proton with the silicon of the chip is modeled and nuclear fragments from this interaction are tracked using Monte Carlo techniques to produce statistically accurate predictions.

  1. Carlos Cruz : um olhar sobre o escândalo

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    Diniz, Mafalda

    2012-01-01

    O trabalho apresentado sob o título Carlos Cruz: um olhar sobre o escândalo, aborda o caso Carlos Cruz. Este insere-se no processo Casa Pia e é visto como um escândalo mediático. Atualmente, a palavra “escândalo” aparece com alguma frequência nos mass media. Esta palavra prende-se com a transgressão dos códigos morais que provocam a desaprovação dos outros. Algumas transgressões são pequenas demais para serem consideradas escândalo, enquanto outras podem ser demasiado sérias. O escândal...

  2. Uso de ingredientes provenientes de OGM em rações e seu impacto na produção de alimentos de origem animal para humanos Use of ingredients from OGM in feed and its impact on the production of food of animal origin for human

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    Anibal E Vercesi; Ravagnani, Felipe G.; Luciana Di Ciero

    2009-01-01

    Desde os primórdios o homem buscou selecionar as plantas alimentícias para maior produtividade. O conhecimento da estrutura do DNA permitiu que a engenharia genética se desenvolvesse consideravelmente fornecendo ferramentas para a realização de alterações específicas no genoma. Os produtos destas alterações são denominados transgênicos ou organismos geneticamente modificados (OGM) e apresentam alto potencial de aplicação em diversas áreas da atividade humana como: agricultura, medicina, saúde...

  3. Monte Carlo Particle Lists: MCPL

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    Kittelmann, Thomas; Knudsen, Erik B; Willendrup, Peter; Cai, Xiao Xiao; Kanaki, Kalliopi

    2016-01-01

    A binary format with lists of particle state information, for interchanging particles between various Monte Carlo simulation applications, is presented. Portable C code for file manipulation is made available to the scientific community, along with converters and plugins for several popular simulation packages.

  4. Estudo da validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado em indivíduos com lombalgia Study of validity and intra and inter-observer reliability of modified-modified Schöber test in subjects with low-back pain

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    Christiane de Souza Guerino Macedo

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Em pacientes com lombalgia, mensura-se a amplitude de movimento (ADM da coluna lombar por meio da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado (MTSM, mas suas propriedades psicométricas não são comprovadas para uso clínico. Este estudo verificou a validade e confiabilidade intra e interobservador do MTSM em indivíduos com lombalgia, comparando as medidas da ADM com as obtidas por meio de radiografia, método considerado padrão-ouro. Participaram 20 voluntários com lombalgia, de ambos os sexos, funcionários de um Hospital Universitário. O MTSM foi aplicado duas vezes por dois avaliadores. As medidas obtidas pelo teste e por radiografia foram comparadas usando o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson, obtendo-se r=0,14, ou seja, correlação fraca. O coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI dos MTSM intra-observador foi 0,96 (IC 95% 0,91;0,98 e interobservador 0,93 (IC 95% 0,84;0,97, indicando alta confiabilidade; o teste de Bland & Altman mostrou alta concordância intra e interobservador, com valores de -0,21 e -0,28, respectivamente. Embora tenha sido encontrada alta confiabilidade intra e interobservador na aplicação da versão modificada do teste de Schöber modificado, este apresentou baixa validade para medir a ADM da coluna lombar, quando comparado ao padrão-ouro.In patients with low-back pain the lumbar spine range of motion (ROM is often measured by the modified version of the modified Schöber test (MMST, but its psychometric properties have not been ascertained for clinical use. The purpose here was to verify intra and inter-observer validity and reliability of the MMST in subjects with low-back pain, and to compare obtained ROM measures to those obtained by radiography, taken as gold standard. The study involved 20 subjects with chronic low-back pain, of both sexes, employees at a university hospital. The MMST was applied twice by two examiners each. The Pearson correlation coefficient found when comparing

  5. Degradación in-vitro de mezclas de poliuretano termoplástico y almidón modificado In-vitro degradation of thermplastic polyurethane and starch modified

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La estructura química del almidón de yuca se modificó mediante una reacción de acilación. El almidón de yuca modificado se mezcló con un prepolímero de uretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino modificado por transesterificación (MCO y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI con el fin de preparar mezclas de almidón-poliuretano termoplástico. Los poliuretanos fueron expuestos a degradación in-vitro durante un período de 365 días y se evaluó la pérdida de masa y el cambio de las propiedades mecánicas y térmicas. El objetivo de este estudio fue examinar el efecto de la incorporación de almidón modificado por acilación en el poliuretano sobre las propiedades mecánicas, térmicas y la velocidad de degradación.The chemical structure of the cassava starch was modified by acylation. Cassava starch modified was mixed with urethane prepolymer based on castor oil modified by transesterification (MCO and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI in order to prepare starch-blended thermoplastic polyurethanes. Polyurethanes were exposed to in-vitro degradation then monitored for changes in mass and mechanical and thermal properties over a period of 365 days. The effect of starch modified content on the thermal and physical properties of the resulting materials was detailed investigated by dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA and measurements of mechanical properties. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of introducing starch modified into the polyurethane on the properties and in-vitro degradation.

  6. Estudio comparativo de la ozonización de aceites de girasol modificados genéticamente y sin modificar Comparative study of the ozonation of genetically modified and not modified sunflower oils

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    Díaz Gómez, Maritza F.; Oscar E. Ledea Lozano; Magali Gómez Regüeiferio; Rafael Garcés Mancheño; Manuel S. Alaiz Barragán; Enrique Martínez Force

    2009-01-01

    [ES] Se han desarrollado diferentes estudios sobre la composición química y microbiológica de diferentes aceites vegetales ozonizados tales como, el girasol. 13-16 Sin embargo, no hemos encontrado ningún estudio realizado en los aceites vegetales modificados genéticamente tratado con ozono, los cuales pudieran sustituir al aceite de girasol ozonizado, debido a su menor precio en el mercado. Por lo que es objetivo de este trabajo la comparación química y microbiológi...

  7. Shell model Monte Carlo methods

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    We review quantum Monte Carlo methods for dealing with large shell model problems. These methods reduce the imaginary-time many-body evolution operator to a coherent superposition of one-body evolutions in fluctuating one-body fields; resultant path integral is evaluated stochastically. We first discuss the motivation, formalism, and implementation of such Shell Model Monte Carlo methods. There then follows a sampler of results and insights obtained from a number of applications. These include the ground state and thermal properties of pf-shell nuclei, thermal behavior of γ-soft nuclei, and calculation of double beta-decay matrix elements. Finally, prospects for further progress in such calculations are discussed. 87 refs

  8. Kinematics of multigrid Monte Carlo

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    We study the kinematics of multigrid Monte Carlo algorithms by means of acceptance rates for nonlocal Metropolis update proposals. An approximation formula for acceptance rates is derived. We present a comparison of different coarse-to-fine interpolation schemes in free field theory, where the formula is exact. The predictions of the approximation formula for several interacting models are well confirmed by Monte Carlo simulations. The following rule is found: For a critical model with fundametal Hamiltonian Η(φ), absence of critical slowing down can only be expected if the expansion of (Η(φ+ψ)) in terms of the shift ψ contains no relevant (mass) term. We also introduce a multigrid update procedure for nonabelian lattice gauge theory and study the acceptance rates for gauge group SU(2) in four dimensions. (orig.)

  9. ENSAYO DE VARIEDADES DE ARROZ (Oryza sativa L. PARA UN PROGRAMA DE FITOMEJORAMIENTO PARTICIPATIVO

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    Sandra H. Díaz

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó un grupo de variedades de arroz exhibidas en la Feria de Biodiversidad, que fueron sembradas de acuerdo con un diseño Aumentado Modificado y se analizaron diferentes caracteres. El formulario de descripción varietal y el sistema de evaluación estándar para arroz fueron las metodologías empleadas en el estudio. Los datos obtenidos se sometieron a Análisis de Componentes Principales, Conglomerados y Factorial de Correspondencia. Los resultados mostraron la existencia de correlaciones fuertes entre el rendimiento y las panículas por metro cuadrado, así como las variedades fueron agrupadas en 20 clases, según la caracterización morfoagronómica y en seis grupos, teniendo en cuenta la incidencia de plagas y enfermedades. Se corroboró, además, la existencia de diferencias en el germoplasma de arroz evaluado.

  10. Animal transgénico no humano que sobreexpresa el gen de la P-enolpiruvato carboxiquinasa para su utilizacion en el estudio de la diabetes mellitus y en el desarrollo de aproximaciones terapéuticas a la enfermedad.

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    Bosch i Tubert, Fàtima; Valera Abril, Alfons

    2001-01-01

    Animal transgénico no humano que sobreexpresa el gen de la p- enolpiruvato carboxiquinasa para su utilización en el estudio de la diabetes mellitus y en el desarrollo de aproximaciones terapéuticas a la enfermedad. Se refiere a un minigen que utiliza una parte del gen y del cDNA (ADN complementario) de la PEPCK (P- enolpiruvato carboxiquinasa) o gen de la PEPCK modificado por una etiqueta dirigidos por un promotor o fusión de promotores. También se refiere a un vector de expresión que permite...

  11. Asynchronous Anytime Sequential Monte Carlo

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    Paige, Brooks; Wood, Frank; Doucet, Arnaud; Teh, Yee Whye

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    We introduce a new sequential Monte Carlo algorithm we call the particle cascade. The particle cascade is an asynchronous, anytime alternative to traditional particle filtering algorithms. It uses no barrier synchronizations which leads to improved particle throughput and memory efficiency. It is an anytime algorithm in the sense that it can be run forever to emit an unbounded number of particles while keeping within a fixed memory budget. We prove that the particle cascade is an unbiased mar...

  12. Neural Adaptive Sequential Monte Carlo

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    Gu, Shixiang; Ghahramani, Zoubin; Turner, Richard E

    2015-01-01

    Sequential Monte Carlo (SMC), or particle filtering, is a popular class of methods for sampling from an intractable target distribution using a sequence of simpler intermediate distributions. Like other importance sampling-based methods, performance is critically dependent on the proposal distribution: a bad proposal can lead to arbitrarily inaccurate estimates of the target distribution. This paper presents a new method for automatically adapting the proposal using an approximation of the Ku...

  13. Parallel Monte Carlo reactor neutronics

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    The issues affecting implementation of parallel algorithms for large-scale engineering Monte Carlo neutron transport simulations are discussed. For nuclear reactor calculations, these include load balancing, recoding effort, reproducibility, domain decomposition techniques, I/O minimization, and strategies for different parallel architectures. Two codes were parallelized and tested for performance. The architectures employed include SIMD, MIMD-distributed memory, and workstation network with uneven interactive load. Speedups linear with the number of nodes were achieved

  14. Adaptive Multilevel Monte Carlo Simulation

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    2011-08-23

    This work generalizes a multilevel forward Euler Monte Carlo method introduced in Michael B. Giles. (Michael Giles. Oper. Res. 56(3):607–617, 2008.) for the approximation of expected values depending on the solution to an Itô stochastic differential equation. The work (Michael Giles. Oper. Res. 56(3):607– 617, 2008.) proposed and analyzed a forward Euler multilevelMonte Carlo method based on a hierarchy of uniform time discretizations and control variates to reduce the computational effort required by a standard, single level, Forward Euler Monte Carlo method. This work introduces an adaptive hierarchy of non uniform time discretizations, generated by an adaptive algorithmintroduced in (AnnaDzougoutov et al. Raùl Tempone. Adaptive Monte Carlo algorithms for stopped diffusion. In Multiscale methods in science and engineering, volume 44 of Lect. Notes Comput. Sci. Eng., pages 59–88. Springer, Berlin, 2005; Kyoung-Sook Moon et al. Stoch. Anal. Appl. 23(3):511–558, 2005; Kyoung-Sook Moon et al. An adaptive algorithm for ordinary, stochastic and partial differential equations. In Recent advances in adaptive computation, volume 383 of Contemp. Math., pages 325–343. Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2005.). This form of the adaptive algorithm generates stochastic, path dependent, time steps and is based on a posteriori error expansions first developed in (Anders Szepessy et al. Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 54(10):1169– 1214, 2001). Our numerical results for a stopped diffusion problem, exhibit savings in the computational cost to achieve an accuracy of ϑ(TOL),from(TOL−3), from using a single level version of the adaptive algorithm to ϑ(((TOL−1)log(TOL))2).

  15. Monomial Gamma Monte Carlo Sampling

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    Zhang, Yizhe; Wang, Xiangyu; Chen, Changyou; Fan, Kai; Carin, Lawrence

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    We unify slice sampling and Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC) sampling by demonstrating their connection under the canonical transformation from Hamiltonian mechanics. This insight enables us to extend HMC and slice sampling to a broader family of samplers, called monomial Gamma samplers (MGS). We analyze theoretically the mixing performance of such samplers by proving that the MGS draws samples from a target distribution with zero-autocorrelation, in the limit of a single parameter. This propert...

  16. Extending canonical Monte Carlo methods

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    Velazquez, L.; Curilef, S.

    2010-02-01

    In this paper, we discuss the implications of a recently obtained equilibrium fluctuation-dissipation relation for the extension of the available Monte Carlo methods on the basis of the consideration of the Gibbs canonical ensemble to account for the existence of an anomalous regime with negative heat capacities C < 0. The resulting framework appears to be a suitable generalization of the methodology associated with the so-called dynamical ensemble, which is applied to the extension of two well-known Monte Carlo methods: the Metropolis importance sampling and the Swendsen-Wang cluster algorithm. These Monte Carlo algorithms are employed to study the anomalous thermodynamic behavior of the Potts models with many spin states q defined on a d-dimensional hypercubic lattice with periodic boundary conditions, which successfully reduce the exponential divergence of the decorrelation time τ with increase of the system size N to a weak power-law divergence \\tau \\propto N^{\\alpha } with α≈0.2 for the particular case of the 2D ten-state Potts model.

  17. Non statistical Monte-Carlo

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    We have shown that the transport equation can be solved with particles, like the Monte-Carlo method, but without random numbers. In the Monte-Carlo method, particles are created from the source, and are followed from collision to collision until either they are absorbed or they leave the spatial domain. In our method, particles are created from the original source, with a variable weight taking into account both collision and absorption. These particles are followed until they leave the spatial domain, and we use them to determine a first collision source. Another set of particles is then created from this first collision source, and tracked to determine a second collision source, and so on. This process introduces an approximation which does not exist in the Monte-Carlo method. However, we have analyzed the effect of this approximation, and shown that it can be limited. Our method is deterministic, gives reproducible results. Furthermore, when extra accuracy is needed in some region, it is easier to get more particles to go there. It has the same kind of applications: rather problems where streaming is dominant than collision dominated problems

  18. Modified E-test by the addition of EDTA-Tris and dimethyl sulfoxide on the potentiation of the effects of some antimicrobials in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from bovine mastitis E-test modificado pela adição de Tris-EDTA e dimetilsulfóxido na potencialização do efeito de antimicrobianos em linhagens de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina

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    M.G. Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available A concentração inibitória mínima-MIC em 30 estirpes de Pseudomonas aeruginosa isoladas de mastite bovina foi avaliada utilizando o E-test padrão e o método modificado, pela adição de Tris-EDTA e DMSO. Os métodos modificados apresentaram redução significativa da MIC das estirpes utilizando a gentamicina, a ciprofloxacina e a norfloxacina.

  19. Meios de cultura semi-seletivos para Macrophomina phaseolina

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    Selma Rogéria de Carvalho Nascimento

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    Full Text Available Macrophomina phaseolina (Tassi Golidanich é um fungo habitante do solo importante economicamente devido ao amplo número de espécies de plantas que infectam e da dificuldade do seu controle. Vários estudos envolvendo densidade de inóculo, taxonomia, sobrevivência, necessitam de meios de cultura seletivo ou semi-seletivo. O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar 16 meios de cultura quanto à especificidade a este patógeno, proporcionando maior porcentagem de detecção do seu crescimento e menor número de contaminações, para substituir o meio semi-seletivo RB modificado, rotineiramente utilizado em estudos deste patógeno. O meio semi-seletivo RB modificado é bastante eficiente e contém em sua composição o fungicida metalaxyl (inibidor de oomycetos, que atualmente não se encontra disponível comercialmente em formulação simples, sem adição do Mancozeb ou Clorotalonil que inibem o crescimento do fungo M. phaseolina. Os meios de cultura avaliados foram repicados com o inóculo do fungo produzido em substrato areno-orgânico, contido em bolsas de náilon, recuperados após 30 dias de um solo não autoclavado, contido em uma bandeja. Cada meio de cultura avaliado tiveram 7 repetições, representadas por uma placa de Petri. Para as comparações das médias das porcentagens do crescimento de M. phaseolina e do número de contaminantes foi utilizado o teste de Scott-knott a 5% de probabilidade e os valores em porcentagem foram transformados em arc sem (√/100. Dentre os meios de cultura avaliados os MSTP 1 [(BDA com tetraciclina 50 mg.L-1 mais propamocarb a 1 mL.L-1(Previcur N® 72,2% p.a.], MSRP 0,5 (BDA com rifampicina 100 mg.L-1 mais fungicida propamocarb a 0,5 mL.L-1 e MSRP 1 (BDA com rifampicina 100 mg.L-1 mais fungicida propamocarb a 1 mL.L-1 proporcionaram maior porcentagem e detecção do fungo M. phaseolina e menor número de contaminações por outros fungos e bactérias. Estes meios de cultura semi-seletivos podem ser

  20. Adsorção de nitrato em caulinita a partir de rejeito de caulim modificado com uréia

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    L. C. Tavares

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    Full Text Available Este estudo avalia a eficiência, viabilidade e espontaneidade de processos de adsorção do íon nitrato em caulinita sem tratamento e modificada com uréia, empregando como material de partida o rejeito de processamento de caulim do rio Jari. Os materiais foram caracterizados por difração de raios X, fluorescência de raios X e espectroscopia IV (DRX, FRX e FTIR. As medidas de pH de equilíbrio foram efetuadas por potenciometria e as concentrações de equilíbrio (Ce de nitrato medidas por cromatografia iônica. Quantidades adsorvidas no equilíbrio (qe, constantes de distribuição (Kd=qe/Ce, fator de separação (R L e variação de energia livre de Gibbs (ΔGº, foram calculados com base nos dados experimentais de adsorção. Os resultados de DRX e FTIR confirmaram a formação do complexo caulinita-uréia a partir do tratamento efetuado no rejeito de caulim. Os seguintes dados foram obtidos nos processos de adsorção de nitrato, no rejeito de caulim natural e tratado com uréia: q max= 18,17 e 14,1 mmol kg-1; Kd=0,7-2,2 e 0,45-1,5 L Kg-1; R L= 0,35-0,85 e 0,25-0,80; ΔGº= -9,3 a -5,8 e -9,1 a -5,4 kJ mol-1, respectivamente. Os valores de Kd, ΔGº e R L são típicos de processos de adsorção física (fisissorção, viáveis e espontâneos e os de q max indicam que a retenção de nitrato em rejeito de caulim natural é mais eficiente do que em rejeito modificado com uréia.

  1. Reproducibility of maximum aerobic power (VO2max among soccer players using a modified heck protocol Reprodutibilidade da potência aeróbia máxima (VO2max em jogadores de futebol utilizando o protocolo de heck modificado

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    Paulo Roberto Santos-Silva

    2007-01-01

    ,1 vs. 15,7 ± 1,2 km.h-1; [p = 0,78] e (54,5 ± 3,9 vs. 55,2 ± 4,4 ml.kg-1.min-1; [P = 0,88]. Houve correlação significante e alta do VO2max entre os dois testes após 15 dias de intervalo [r = 0,97; P< 0,001]. CONCLUSÃO: O protocolo de Heck modificado foi reprodutível e o intervalo de quinze dias entre os testes ergoespirométricos não foi suficiente para modificar significativamente o VO2max dos jogadores de futebol.

  2. IN MEMORIAM CARLOS RESTREPO. UN VERDADERO MAESTRO

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    Pelayo Correa

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    asistencial primario de la Facultad fue el Hospital Universitario del Valle «Evaristo García». El grupo convocó el primer Seminario de Educación Médica en diciembre de 1955, al cual asistieron representantes de las doce facultades de medicina que existían en Colombia. El impacto de dicho seminario en la educación médica de Colombia es innegable y muy positivo.Carlos Restrepo impuso desde el comienzo una técnica didáctica en la cual las clases teóricas se complementaban en sesiones prácticas con especímenes macro y microscópicos, y en ellas había estrecha interacción entre estudiantes y docentes y también entre los mismos docentes. Los estudiantes participaban activamente en los estudios macro y microscópicos de las autopsias. Carlos inició la tradición de las Conferencias de Patología Clínica (CPCs, en las cuales había amplia participación de patólogos, clínicos y docentes para discutir los casos más notorios e importantes y controvertidos que llegaban a la autopsia. Era un ejercicio didáctico de primera categoría. Asimismo llevó a cabo investigaciones sobre arteriosclerosis que caracterizaron e hicieron comparaciones sobre la extensión de las lesiones en la aorta y las coronarias, en aquel entonces menor que lo observado en los EUA pero semejante a otras poblaciones de América Latina. También investigó la agregación familiar del síndrome de poliposis juvenil del intestino grueso.Además de la enseñanza a los estudiantes de medicina, Carlos Restrepo tomaba con gran seriedad el ejercicio de la medicina en el área del diagnóstico patológico. Su sobresaliente posición como experto patólogo quirúrgico le mereció el respeto y la admiración de sus colegas. Su legendaria pericia diagnóstica fue el fruto de una inteligencia superior que tuvo la suerte de contar con la influencia de maestros de la talla de Alfredo Correa Henao y Lawrence Ackerman. Su generosidad nata lo llevo a compartir su acumen médico y humanístico con estudiantes de

  3. Forward physics Monte Carlo (FPMC)

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    Boonekamp, M.; Juránek, Vojtěch; Kepka, Oldřich; Royon, C.

    Hamburg : Verlag Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, 2009 - (Jung, H.; De Roeck, A.), s. 758-762 ISBN N. [HERA and the LHC workshop series on the implications of HERA for LHC physics. Geneve (CH), 26.05.2008-30.05.2008] R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC527; GA MŠk LA08032 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100502 Keywords : forward physics * diffraction * two-photon * Monte Carlo Subject RIV: BF - Elementary Particles and High Energy Physics http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0903/0903.3861v2.pdf

  4. Carlos Restrepo. Un verdadero Maestro

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    2009-01-01

    Carlos Restrepo fue el primer profesor de Patología y un miembro ilustre del grupo de pioneros que fundaron la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del Valle. Estos pioneros convergieron en Cali en la década de 1950, en posesión de un espíritu renovador y creativo que emprendió con mucho éxito la labor de cambiar la cultura académica del Valle del Cauca. Ellos encontraron una sociedad apacible, que disfrutaba de la generosidad de su entorno, sin deseos de romper las tradiciones centenarias...

  5. Poli(Álcool Vinílico Modificado com Cadeias Hidrocarbônicas: Avaliação do Balanço Hidrófilo/Lipófilo Chemical Modification of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol: Evaluation of Hydrophilic/Lipophilic Balance

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    Isabele B. Aranha

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Terpolímeros de poli(álcool vinílico foram sintetizados por meio de reação de esterificação do PVA parcialmente hidrolisado com cloretos de ácidos graxos de comprimento de cadeia diferentes. O objetivo da síntese foi obter polímeros à base de PVA com pequenas variações no balanço hidrófilo/lipófilo e nas propriedades interfaciais de suas soluções. A modificação foi acompanhada por ressonância magnética nuclear de hidrogênio e as propriedades foram avaliadas pela variação na solubilidade e na tensão superficial. Foram obtidos polímeros modificados com baixos teores de grupamento hidrófobo. Testes de tensão superficial, realizados com os produtos solúveis em água, não mostraram variação dessa propriedade. A solubilidade dos produtos diminuiu sensivelmente mesmo para pequenas incorporações de grupamento hidrófobo. Foi observado que, para uma mesma massa, segmentos hidrófobos menores, distribuídos ao longo da cadeia, promovem maior modificação na solubilidade.Poly(vinyl alcohol terpolymers have been obtained by reaction of partially hydrolized poly(vinyl alcohol with different acid chlorides. The objective is the preparation of polymers with slight differences in their hydrophilic/lipophilic balance and in the interfacial activities of their solutions. The chemical modifications were characterized by means of ¹H NMR and the polymer properties were evaluated in terms of changes in solubility and surface tension. By chemical modification, polymers with low percentage of hydrophobic group were obtained. The water-soluble polymers obtained did not have the surface tension of their solutions altered. The solubility of the modified polymers decreased markedly, even with low contents of hydrophobic groups.

  6. Manejo de Sigatoka negra (Mycosphaerella Fijiensis var. Difformis Morelet en plátano cv. “Curraré” en San Carlos, Zona Norte

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    Carlos Muñoz Ruiz

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    Full Text Available Se evaluaron los diferentes productos químicos, utilizados en el control de Sigatoka negra en banano, en el cultivo de plátano, en la zona de Santa Clara de San Carlos. Uno de los principales objetivos fue generar un programa de manejo químico de la enfermedad para la zona de San Carlos, posible de ser transferido a otras zonas plataneras del país; el otro objetivo fue establecer las bases para automatizar las actividades culturales de manejo de plantaciones de musáceas, mediante la creación de un Software para computadora y asequible por internet.

  7. Monte Carlo techniques in radiation therapy

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    Verhaegen, Frank

    2013-01-01

    Modern cancer treatment relies on Monte Carlo simulations to help radiotherapists and clinical physicists better understand and compute radiation dose from imaging devices as well as exploit four-dimensional imaging data. With Monte Carlo-based treatment planning tools now available from commercial vendors, a complete transition to Monte Carlo-based dose calculation methods in radiotherapy could likely take place in the next decade. Monte Carlo Techniques in Radiation Therapy explores the use of Monte Carlo methods for modeling various features of internal and external radiation sources, including light ion beams. The book-the first of its kind-addresses applications of the Monte Carlo particle transport simulation technique in radiation therapy, mainly focusing on external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. It presents the mathematical and technical aspects of the methods in particle transport simulations. The book also discusses the modeling of medical linacs and other irradiation devices; issues specific...

  8. Monte Carlo primer for health physicists

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    The basic ideas and principles of Monte Carlo calculations are presented in the form of a primer for health physicists. A simple integral with a known answer is evaluated by two different Monte Carlo approaches. Random number, which underlie Monte Carlo work, are discussed, and a sample table of random numbers generated by a hand calculator is presented. Monte Carlo calculations of dose and linear energy transfer (LET) from 100-keV neutrons incident on a tissue slab are discussed. The random-number table is used in a hand calculation of the initial sequence of events for a 100-keV neutron entering the slab. Some pitfalls in Monte Carlo work are described. While this primer addresses mainly the bare bones of Monte Carlo, a final section briefly describes some of the more sophisticated techniques used in practice to reduce variance and computing time

  9. Comportamento do tebuthiuron em solo de cultivo de cana-de-açúcar utilizando lisímetro de drenagem modificado Tebuthiuron behavior in sugar cane soil using modified drainage lysimeter

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    E.L.C. Souza

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available O tebuthiuron é um dos herbicidas mais usados no plantio de cana-de-açúcar, no Estado de São Paulo. Estudos têm sido realizados para determinar o índice de lixiviação do tebuthiuron e monitorar sua presença nos mananciais de águas superficiais e subterrâneas, ainda sem uma conclusão definitiva. Com o objetivo de avaliar, em condições de campo, a movimentação vertical do herbicida tebuthiuron em Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico de textura argilosa, testou-se, em ambiente controlado, a hipótese de que o tebuthiuron apresenta baixa mobilidade vertical e pequeno potencial de contaminação de águas subterrâneas. O trabalho foi conduzido no Campo Experimental da Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola da Unicamp, utilizando-se lisímetro de drenagem modificado de 2 m de diâmetro e 3 m de profundidade, com dez pontos verticais, por meio dos quais foram coletadas amostras de água da chuva. As amostras foram submetidas à Análise Cromatográfica Líquida de Alta Eficiência. Os dados obtidos indicaram presença decrescente do herbicida nas amostras coletadas no período de março a agosto de 2006: amostra 1 - 0,020 g i.a. (5,3%; 2 - 0,016 g i.a. (4,3%; 3 - 0,015 g i.a. (4,0%; 4 - 0,014 g i.a. (3,7%; 5 - 0,014 g i.a. (3,7%; 6 - 0,007 g i.a. (1,9%; 7 - 0,002 g i.a. (0,5%; e 8 - 0,001 g i.a. (0,3% do total aplicado na área do lisímetro (0,3768 g i.a., confirmando a hipótese de baixa mobilidade vertical do tebuthiuron em Latossolo Vermelho distroférrico de textura argilosa, indicando, para esse solo, pequeno potencial de contaminação das águas subterrâneas.Tebuthiuron is one of herbicides most used on sugar cane in the state of São Paulo. Studies have been carried out to determine tebuthiuron leaching index and to monitor its presence in surface and groundwater sources, with no definitive conclusion been reached yet. The aim of this research was to evaluate the vertical movement of tebuthiuron under field conditions on Clayey

  10. Interacting Particle Markov Chain Monte Carlo

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    Rainforth, Tom; Naesseth, Christian A.; Lindsten, Fredrik; Paige, Brooks; van de Meent, Jan-Willem; Doucet, Arnaud; Wood, Frank

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    We introduce interacting particle Markov chain Monte Carlo (iPMCMC), a PMCMC method that introduces a coupling between multiple standard and conditional sequential Monte Carlo samplers. Like related methods, iPMCMC is a Markov chain Monte Carlo sampler on an extended space. We present empirical results that show significant improvements in mixing rates relative to both non-interacting PMCMC samplers and a single PMCMC sampler with an equivalent total computational budget. An additional advant...

  11. Mean field simulation for Monte Carlo integration

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    Del Moral, Pierre

    2013-01-01

    In the last three decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the use of interacting particle methods as a powerful tool in real-world applications of Monte Carlo simulation in computational physics, population biology, computer sciences, and statistical machine learning. Ideally suited to parallel and distributed computation, these advanced particle algorithms include nonlinear interacting jump diffusions; quantum, diffusion, and resampled Monte Carlo methods; Feynman-Kac particle models; genetic and evolutionary algorithms; sequential Monte Carlo methods; adaptive and interacting Marko

  12. Multidimensional stochastic approximation Monte Carlo.

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    Zablotskiy, Sergey V; Ivanov, Victor A; Paul, Wolfgang

    2016-06-01

    Stochastic Approximation Monte Carlo (SAMC) has been established as a mathematically founded powerful flat-histogram Monte Carlo method, used to determine the density of states, g(E), of a model system. We show here how it can be generalized for the determination of multidimensional probability distributions (or equivalently densities of states) of macroscopic or mesoscopic variables defined on the space of microstates of a statistical mechanical system. This establishes this method as a systematic way for coarse graining a model system, or, in other words, for performing a renormalization group step on a model. We discuss the formulation of the Kadanoff block spin transformation and the coarse-graining procedure for polymer models in this language. We also apply it to a standard case in the literature of two-dimensional densities of states, where two competing energetic effects are present g(E_{1},E_{2}). We show when and why care has to be exercised when obtaining the microcanonical density of states g(E_{1}+E_{2}) from g(E_{1},E_{2}). PMID:27415383

  13. Single scatter electron Monte Carlo

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    Svatos, M.M. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)|Wisconsin Univ., Madison, WI (United States)

    1997-03-01

    A single scatter electron Monte Carlo code (SSMC), CREEP, has been written which bridges the gap between existing transport methods and modeling real physical processes. CREEP simulates ionization, elastic and bremsstrahlung events individually. Excitation events are treated with an excitation-only stopping power. The detailed nature of these simulations allows for calculation of backscatter and transmission coefficients, backscattered energy spectra, stopping powers, energy deposits, depth dose, and a variety of other associated quantities. Although computationally intense, the code relies on relatively few mathematical assumptions, unlike other charged particle Monte Carlo methods such as the commonly-used condensed history method. CREEP relies on sampling the Lawrence Livermore Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL) which has data for all elements with an atomic number between 1 and 100, over an energy range from approximately several eV (or the binding energy of the material) to 100 GeV. Compounds and mixtures may also be used by combining the appropriate element data via Bragg additivity.

  14. 1-D EQUILIBRIUM DISCRETE DIFFUSION MONTE CARLO

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    T. EVANS; ET AL

    2000-08-01

    We present a new hybrid Monte Carlo method for 1-D equilibrium diffusion problems in which the radiation field coexists with matter in local thermodynamic equilibrium. This method, the Equilibrium Discrete Diffusion Monte Carlo (EqDDMC) method, combines Monte Carlo particles with spatially discrete diffusion solutions. We verify the EqDDMC method with computational results from three slab problems. The EqDDMC method represents an incremental step toward applying this hybrid methodology to non-equilibrium diffusion, where it could be simultaneously coupled to Monte Carlo transport.

  15. Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK)

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    Highlights: • Component-based Monte Carlo radiation transport parallel software library. • Designed to build specialized software applications. • Provides new functionality for existing general purpose Monte Carlo transport codes. • Time-independent and time-dependent algorithms with population control. • Algorithm verification and validation results are provided. - Abstract: The Monte Carlo Application ToolKit (MCATK) is a component-based software library designed to build specialized applications and to provide new functionality for existing general purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport codes. We will describe MCATK and its capabilities along with presenting some verification and validations results

  16. Comparación de dos métodos para el análisis multiresiduo de plaguicidas en polen

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    Diego A. Ahumada F.; Andrea Mojica; Nicolás Vanoy; Adriana Zamudio S.

    2015-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio comparativo entre elmétodo QuEChERS convencional para ladeterminación de residuos de plaguicidasen polen y un método modificado, conel propósito de seleccionar el métodoque funciona adecuadamente. Para ello,se analizaron 58 plaguicidas mediante eluso de cromatografía líquida acoplada aespectrometría de masas; la comparaciónde los métodos se realizó utilizandodiferentes parámetros de validacióncomo: recuperación, precisión (comorepetibilidad) y límites de detección, loscu...

  17. General Monte Carlo code MONK

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    The Monte Carlo code MONK is a general program written to provide a high degree of flexibility to the user. MONK is distinguished by its detailed representation of nuclear data in point form i.e., the cross-section is tabulated at specific energies instead of the more usual group representation. The nuclear data are unadjusted in the point form but recently the code has been modified to accept adjusted group data as used in fast and thermal reactor applications. The various geometrical handling capabilities and importance sampling techniques are described. In addition to the nuclear data aspects, the following features are also described; geometrical handling routines, tracking cycles, neutron source and output facilities. 12 references. (U.S.)

  18. Carlos Battilana: Profesor, Gestor, Amigo

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    José Pacheco; Eleazar Aliaga

    2009-01-01

    El Comité Editorial de Anales ha perdido a uno de sus miembros más connotados. Brillante docente de nuestra Facultad, Carlos Alberto Battilana Guanilo (1945-2009) supo transmitir los conocimientos y atraer la atención de sus auditorios, de jóvenes estudiantes o de contemporáneos ya no tan jóvenes. Interesó a sus alumnos en la senda de la capacitación permanente y en la investigación. Por otro lado, comprometió a médicos distinguidos a conformar y liderar grupos con interés en la ciencia-amist...

  19. Monte Carlo lattice program KIM

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    The Monte Carlo program KIM solves the steady-state linear neutron transport equation for a fixed-source problem or, by successive fixed-source runs, for the eigenvalue problem, in a two-dimensional thermal reactor lattice. Fluxes and reaction rates are the main quantities computed by the program, from which power distribution and few-group averaged cross sections are derived. The simulation ranges from 10 MeV to zero and includes anisotropic and inelastic scattering in the fast energy region, the epithermal Doppler broadening of the resonances of some nuclides, and the thermalization phenomenon by taking into account the thermal velocity distribution of some molecules. Besides the well known combinatorial geometry, the program allows complex configurations to be represented by a discrete set of points, an approach greatly improving calculation speed

  20. Monte Carlo application tool-kit (MCATK)

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    The Monte Carlo Application tool-kit (MCATK) is a C++ component-based software library designed to build specialized applications and to provide new functionality for existing general purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport codes such as MCNP. We will describe MCATK and its capabilities along with presenting some verification and validations results. (authors)

  1. INNOVACION DOCENTE PARA LA INTEGRACIÓN DE AUTOFORMACIÓN Y AUTOEVALUACIÓN EN LA PLATAFORMA WEBCT.

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    Antonio Martín

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    Full Text Available El concepto de docencia universitaria tradicional se ha visto modificado por los principios definidos en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior. Un cambio metodológico que motiva el concepto de autoevaluación y promueve todas aquellas actividades académicas que faciliten el autoaprendizaje. En este escenario, es fundamental que los estudiantes adquieran nuevos hábitos autoformativos. Nuestro trabajo presenta un método de enseñanza-apren- dizaje para que ésta pase a ser más activa y participativa. Este proyecto permite al alumno disponer de un conjunto de recursos, que favorecen la autoevaluación y autoformación, a la vez que facilita su trabajo personal y en equipo.

  2. Carvões activados para a remoção de compostos farmacêuticos em meio aquoso

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    Cabrita, Ivânia Raquel Costa

    2009-01-01

    Tese de mestrado, Química Tecnológica, Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, 2009 Neste trabalho foi investigado o uso de carvões activados para a remoção de paracetamol em meio aquoso, usando adsorventes disponíveis comercialmente, modificados quimicamente. Foi também usado um carvão obtido da activação de desperdícios de PET.A capacidade de adsorção dos carvões foi relacionada com as suas propriedades texturais e químicas. A natureza química dos materiais foi modificada por oxid...

  3. Common misconceptions in Monte Carlo particle transport

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    Booth, Thomas E., E-mail: teb@lanl.gov [LANL, XCP-7, MS F663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States)

    2012-07-15

    Monte Carlo particle transport is often introduced primarily as a method to solve linear integral equations such as the Boltzmann transport equation. This paper discusses some common misconceptions about Monte Carlo methods that are often associated with an equation-based focus. Many of the misconceptions apply directly to standard Monte Carlo codes such as MCNP and some are worth noting so that one does not unnecessarily restrict future methods. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adjoint variety and use from a Monte Carlo perspective. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Misconceptions and preconceived notions about statistical weight. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Reasons that an adjoint based weight window sometimes works well or does not. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pulse height/probability of initiation tallies and 'the' transport equation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Highlights unnecessary preconceived notions about Monte Carlo transport.

  4. Tácticas mixtas para la negociación automática de múltiples servicios con información incompleta en entornos multiagente. Aplicación a problemas de gestión de tráfico.

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    Tomás López, Vicente Ramón

    2006-01-01

    RESUMEN La creciente importancia del fenómeno de la interacción entre sistemas informáticos ha modificado la forma tradicional de analizarlos y programarlos, puesto que éstos han pasado de ser considerados como sistemas aislados a ser fundamentalmente concebidos como sistemas distribuidos. La necesidad de interaccionar entre los componentes del sistema es cada vez más importante para poder realizar o resolver tareas conjuntas que de forma individual serían muy costosas o incluso imposibles...

  5. Usos del suelo en la zona inundable del rio San Carlos, Colombia

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    Arbeláez Arboleda, Ana Cecilia; Posada García, Lilian; Vélez Otálvaro, María Victoria

    2002-01-01

    Se analiza la aptitud de usos del suelo desde el punto de vista geomorfológico y se analizó los niveles de inundación para diferentes períodos de retorno y, aplicando los conceptos de riesgo y vulnerabilidad hidrogeomorfológica, se determinó el uso más apropiado de la planicie de inundación del río San Carlos al nororiente del departamento de Antioquia (Colombia). Las zonas más atractivas para un desarrollo urbanístico se encuentra en el tramo aluvial ubicado en la zona media de la cuenca;...

  6. Obtenção e caracterização de blendas de asfalto CAP 20, modificado com poliestireno reciclado, resíduos de pneu e lignina organossolve

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    Vagner Roberto Botaro

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho trata da obtenção e caracterização de blendas envolvendo matrizes asfálticas (CAP 20, em misturas com poliestireno reciclável (PS, pó de pneu (PPN e lignina organossolve (LIG. Quando se adicionam polímeros à matriz asfáltica, pretende-se, principalmente, aumentar a impermeabilidade, impedindo a deterioração pela água, diminuir a fragilidade a baixas temperaturas e diminuir o desgaste por abrasão. As propriedades físicas, incluindo índice de penetração, ponto de amolecimento e índice de susceptibilidade térmica do CAP 20 modificado, foram analisadas e comparadas com o CAP 20 não modificado. Os resultados obtidos mostram que a adição de PPN, PS e LIG afeta as propriedades mecânicas das blendas formadas com o CAP 20, diminuindo os índices de penetração e aumentando os pontos de amolecimento de uma maneira geral.The present work describes the production and the characterization of blends involving mixtures of CAP 20 with recycled polystyrene, tire powder or organosolve lignin. The main objective related with the modification of the asphalt matrixes is to increase the impermeability impeding water deterioration, to reduce the fragility for low temperatures and to reduce the abrasion phenomena. The physical properties, including penetration index, softening point and index of thermal susceptibility were analyzed and then compared with CAP 20 matrix. The main results show that the addition of tire powder, polystyrene and lignin affect the mechanical properties of the blends when compared with CAP 20, showing a general decrease of penetration and a general improvement of the softening point after addition of modifiers.

  7. Variação local na composição da comunidade de aves no Parque Estadual Carlos Botelho, São Miguel Arcanjo – SP e proposta para o monitoramento do impacto do ecoturismo. Local variation in bird communities composition at Carlos Botelho State Park, São Miguel Arcanjo – SP, Southeastern Brazil and proposals for monitoring the impact of ecotourism.

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    Bruna Gonçalves da SILVA

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Como todas as atividades humanas, o ecoturismo apresenta o potencial de impactar negativamente o meio ambiente, necessitando ser monitorado e manejado. As aves podem ser incluídas em protocolos de monitoramento desse impacto, porém devem ser considerados outros fatores que influenciam a composição das comunidades de aves antes de se propor tais protocolos. Dentre estes se destaca a influência da heterogeneidade estrutural da vegetação sobre a distribuição e a abundância das aves. Os objetivos deste trabalho foram: verificar como esse fator atua localmente numa área de Mata Atlântica sob uso público e propor um protocolo de monitoramento de impacto dessa atividade que utilize as aves como indicadores. A avifauna foi amostrada ao longo de duas trilhas, uma na qual o turismo é monitorado e outra sob o sistema autoguiado. A heterogeneidade estrutural ao longo dessas trilhas foi avaliada, e as duas comunidades de aves comparadas em relação à riqueza, composição de espécies, abundância relativa, diversidade e estrutura trófica. Foram utilizados os métodos de pontos de escuta e o de pontos quadrantes. As trilhas diferiram significativamente na maioria dos parâmetros de estrutura da vegetação analisados e na composição de espécies de aves, mas não nos demais parâmetros considerados para a avifauna. Dezessete espécies apresentaram abundância relativa significativamente diferente entre as áreas e, destas, seis relacionadas a parâmetros estruturais da vegetação. Propõe-se a avaliação do impacto do uso público sobre a avifauna em cada uma das trilhas através do monitoramento da abundância relativa das espécies considerando possíveis alterações estruturais na vegetação local e o monitoramento de 15 espécies de fácil detecção e que não diferiram significativamente em abundância relativa entre as trilhas.Like all human activities, ecotourism has the potential to negatively impact the environment and need

  8. Use of Monte Carlo Methods in brachytherapy

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    The Monte Carlo method has become a fundamental tool for brachytherapy dosimetry mainly because no difficulties associated with experimental dosimetry. In brachytherapy the main handicap of experimental dosimetry is the high dose gradient near the present sources making small uncertainties in the positioning of the detectors lead to large uncertainties in the dose. This presentation will review mainly the procedure for calculating dose distributions around a fountain using the Monte Carlo method showing the difficulties inherent in these calculations. In addition we will briefly review other applications of the method of Monte Carlo in brachytherapy dosimetry, as its use in advanced calculation algorithms, calculating barriers or obtaining dose applicators around. (Author)

  9. Monte Carlo simulation for soot dynamics

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    Zhou Kun

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A new Monte Carlo method termed Comb-like frame Monte Carlo is developed to simulate the soot dynamics. Detailed stochastic error analysis is provided. Comb-like frame Monte Carlo is coupled with the gas phase solver Chemkin II to simulate soot formation in a 1-D premixed burner stabilized flame. The simulated soot number density, volume fraction, and particle size distribution all agree well with the measurement available in literature. The origin of the bimodal distribution of particle size distribution is revealed with quantitative proof.

  10. Monte carlo simulation for soot dynamics

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    Zhou, Kun

    2012-01-01

    A new Monte Carlo method termed Comb-like frame Monte Carlo is developed to simulate the soot dynamics. Detailed stochastic error analysis is provided. Comb-like frame Monte Carlo is coupled with the gas phase solver Chemkin II to simulate soot formation in a 1-D premixed burner stabilized flame. The simulated soot number density, volume fraction, and particle size distribution all agree well with the measurement available in literature. The origin of the bimodal distribution of particle size distribution is revealed with quantitative proof.

  11. Fast quantum Monte Carlo on a GPU

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    2013-01-01

    We present a scheme for the parallelization of quantum Monte Carlo on graphical processing units, focusing on bosonic systems and variational Monte Carlo. We use asynchronous execution schemes with shared memory persistence, and obtain an excellent acceleration. Comparing with single core execution, GPU-accelerated code runs over x100 faster. The CUDA code is provided along with the package that is necessary to execute variational Monte Carlo for a system representing liquid helium-4. The program was benchmarked on several models of Nvidia GPU, including Fermi GTX560 and M2090, and the latest Kepler architecture K20 GPU. Kepler-specific optimization is discussed.

  12. Importance iteration in MORSE Monte Carlo calculations

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    An expression to calculate point values (the expected detector response of a particle emerging from a collision or the source) is derived and implemented in the MORSE-SGC/S Monte Carlo code. It is outlined how these point values can be smoothed as a function of energy and as a function of the optical thickness between the detector and the source. The smoothed point values are subsequently used to calculate the biasing parameters of the Monte Carlo runs to follow. The method is illustrated by an example, which shows that the obtained biasing parameters lead to a more efficient Monte Carlo calculation. (orig.)

  13. Berlin - Stadt des Todes. Carlos Cerda: Morir en Berlin

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    Horst Nitschack

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available O autor chileno Carlos Cerda (1942-2001, que passou 12 anos do seu exílio em Berlin (1973-1985 - na parte que na época era a capital da República democrática alemã - publicou depois do seu regresso ao Chile Morir em Berlin (1993. O romance conta a história dum pequeno grupo de exilados chilenos para o qual Berlim é o lugar duma perda múltipla: perda da pátria, das convicções políticas e, no caso dos dois protagonistas Mario e Lorena, também a perda de sua união matrimonial. Somente o antigo membro do partido comunista, don Carlos, continua defendendo o socialismo real, negando todas as suas próprias necessidades subjetivas.A Berlim dividida - esta é a hipótese deste artigo - não é somente a cena duma grande desilusão, mas a cidade se converte num lugar mítico de perda e de passagem da vida para a morte. Consequentemente a percepção da cidade se concentra em cenas e lugares que reforçam os mitos citados no próprio texto, principalmente o Fliegende Holländer (Holandês voador de R. Wagner e a Medéia de Eurípedes.A mitificação de Berlim - esta é outra hipótese do artigo - não é resultado dum ato arbitrário, e sim ela é provocada pelo conjunto dos discursos sobre a Berlim do século XX.

  14. Advanced computers and Monte Carlo

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    High-performance parallelism that is currently available is synchronous in nature. It is manifested in such architectures as Burroughs ILLIAC-IV, CDC STAR-100, TI ASC, CRI CRAY-1, ICL DAP, and many special-purpose array processors designed for signal processing. This form of parallelism has apparently not been of significant value to many important Monte Carlo calculations. Nevertheless, there is much asynchronous parallelism in many of these calculations. A model of a production code that requires up to 20 hours per problem on a CDC 7600 is studied for suitability on some asynchronous architectures that are on the drawing board. The code is described and some of its properties and resource requirements ae identified to compare with corresponding properties and resource requirements are identified to compare with corresponding properties and resource requirements are identified to compare with corresponding properties and resources of some asynchronous multiprocessor architectures. Arguments are made for programer aids and special syntax to identify and support important asynchronous parallelism. 2 figures, 5 tables

  15. Carlos Parsloe (1919-2009 - in memoriam Carlos Parsloe (1919-2009 - in memoriam Carlos Parsloe (1919-2009 - in memory

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    Almiro dos Reis Júnior

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    Full Text Available JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: Dr. Carlos Pereira Parsloe foi o mais importante e conhecido anestesiologista brasileiro e o que alcançou maior repercussão mundial. Teve papel fundamental como Presidente da Comissão Científica do III Congresso Mundial de Anestesiologia (Brasil. Foi Presidente da SAESP e atingiu a Presidência da WFSA. Sua autobiografia foi publicada pela Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (Illinois, EUA. Com seu desaparecimento em janeiro deste ano de 2009, a Anestesiologia brasileira perdeu um dos seus mais valiosos membros. CONTEÚDO: A vida de Parsloe é descrita, ressaltando-se seu caráter, sua competência, sua dedicação ao estudo e ao ensino, as funções que brilhantemente exerceu e as conquistas que obteve. Registram-se fatos desde sua infância até o curso médico no Rio de Janeiro e seus primeiros anos de exercício da Medicina nesta cidade e em Chicago (EUA. Transmite fatos ocorridos durante os dois anos de residência dele em Madison (Wisconsin, sob a orientação de Ralph Waters, da qual sempre se orgulhou. Relata sua volta temporária ao Brasil, seu segundo período de vida em Madison, seu retorno definitivo ao nosso país e sua vida e importância no Serviço Médico de Anestesia (SMA de São Paulo. Recorda algumas das numerosas homenagens que recebeu no Brasil e no exterior. CONCLUSÕES: Ocorrendo neste ano o triste desaparecimento do Dr. Carlos Pereira Parsloe, justifica-se prestar a ele esta homenagem, fundamentada no que ele significou para a Anestesiologia brasileira e mundial, marcando para sempre quem foi e o que fez pela especialidade, pela WFSA, SBA, SAESP, por diversas outras sociedades nacionais e internacionais e, ainda, por muitos anestesiologistas do nosso país.JUSTIFICATIVA Y OBJETIVOS: El Dr. Carlos Pereira Parsloe fue el más importante y conocido anestesiólogo brasileño y el que alcanzó mayor repercusión mundial. Jugó un rol fundamental como Presidente de la Comisión Científica del

  16. Guideline for radiation transport simulation with the Monte Carlo method

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    Today, the photon and neutron transport calculations with the Monte Carlo method have been progressed with advanced Monte Carlo codes and high-speed computers. Monte Carlo simulation is rather suitable expression than the calculation. Once Monte Carlo codes become more friendly and performance of computer progresses, most of the shielding problems will be solved by using the Monte Carlo codes and high-speed computers. As those codes prepare the standard input data for some problems, the essential techniques for solving the Monte Carlo method and variance reduction techniques of the Monte Carlo calculation might lose the interests to the general Monte Carlo users. In this paper, essential techniques of the Monte Carlo method and the variance reduction techniques, such as importance sampling method, selection of estimator, and biasing technique, are described to afford a better understanding of the Monte Carlo method and Monte Carlo code. (author)

  17. CARLOS FUENTES Y SU INCURSIÓN EN LA NARRATIVA POLICIAL Carlos Fuentes and his attempts at detective stories

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    Jaime Alberto Galgani

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available La única obra de Carlos Fuentes perteneciente al género policial es La cabeza de la hidra (1978. Centrada en las problemáticas asociadas con el contrabando de petróleo hacia los Estados Unidos, durante la década de los 70, este relato se ubica en el contexto de la novela negra latinoamericana, presentando ciertos rasgos que la acercan al neopolicial. Con una notable hibridación de géneros, se presenta la parodia narrativa de un detective que viene a ser la versión invertida, latinoamericana, de James Bond. El artículo indaga en la novela para determinar la función que el género policial cumple en ella.The only work by Carlos Fuentes belonging to the detective story genre is La cabeza de la hidra (1978. This story, which centers on problems relating to oil smuggling into the United States during the 70s, is to be found within the contexts of the Latin-American black novel, presenting certain features which approximate the neo-detective narrative. With a remarkable hybridization of genres, the narrative parody of a detective is presented which happens to be the Latin-American opposite versión of James Bond. The article analyses the novel with the purpose of determining the function that the neo-detective genre performs in it.

  18. 11th International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing

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    Nuyens, Dirk

    2016-01-01

    This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing that was held at the University of Leuven (Belgium) in April 2014. These biennial conferences are major events for Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo researchers. The proceedings include articles based on invited lectures as well as carefully selected contributed papers on all theoretical aspects and applications of Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods. Offering information on the latest developments in these very active areas, this book is an excellent reference resource for theoreticians and practitioners interested in solving high-dimensional computational problems, arising, in particular, in finance, statistics and computer graphics.

  19. "Shaakal" Carlos kaebas arreteerija kohtusse / Margo Pajuste

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    2006-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Postimees : na russkom jazõke 3. juuli lk. 11. Vangistatud kurikuulus terrorist "Shaakal" Carlos alustas kohtuasja oma kunagise vahistaja vastu. Ta süüdistab Prantsusmaa luureteenistuse endist juhti inimröövis

  20. Monte Carlo simulations for plasma physics

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    Okamoto, M.; Murakami, S.; Nakajima, N.; Wang, W.X. [National Inst. for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu (Japan)

    2000-07-01

    Plasma behaviours are very complicated and the analyses are generally difficult. However, when the collisional processes play an important role in the plasma behaviour, the Monte Carlo method is often employed as a useful tool. For examples, in neutral particle injection heating (NBI heating), electron or ion cyclotron heating, and alpha heating, Coulomb collisions slow down high energetic particles and pitch angle scatter them. These processes are often studied by the Monte Carlo technique and good agreements can be obtained with the experimental results. Recently, Monte Carlo Method has been developed to study fast particle transports associated with heating and generating the radial electric field. Further it is applied to investigating the neoclassical transport in the plasma with steep gradients of density and temperatures which is beyong the conventional neoclassical theory. In this report, we briefly summarize the researches done by the present authors utilizing the Monte Carlo method. (author)

  1. Monte Carlo Treatment Planning for Advanced Radiotherapy

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    Cronholm, Rickard

    validation of a Monte Carlo model of a medical linear accelerator (i), converting a CT scan of a patient to a Monte Carlo compliant phantom (ii) and translating the treatment plan parameters (including beam energy, angles of incidence, collimator settings etc) to a Monte Carlo input file (iii). A protocol...... more sophisticated than previous algorithms since it uses delineations of structures in order to include and/or exclude certain media in various anatomical regions. This method has the potential to reduce anatomically irrelevant media assignment. In house MATLAB scripts translating the treatment plan...... presented. Comparison between dose distribution for clinical treatment plans generated by a commercial Treatment Planning System and by the implemented Monte Carlo Treatment Planning workflow were conducted. Good agreement was generally found, but for regions involving large density gradients differences of...

  2. Experience with the Monte Carlo Method

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    Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport provides a powerful research and design tool that resembles in many aspects laboratory experiments. Moreover, Monte Carlo simulations can provide an insight not attainable in the laboratory. However, the Monte Carlo method has its limitations, which if not taken into account can result in misleading conclusions. This paper will present the experience of this author, over almost three decades, in the use of the Monte Carlo method for a variety of applications. Examples will be shown on how the method was used to explore new ideas, as a parametric study and design optimization tool, and to analyze experimental data. The consequences of not accounting in detail for detector response and the scattering of radiation by surrounding structures are two of the examples that will be presented to demonstrate the pitfall of condensed

  3. Frontiers of quantum Monte Carlo workshop: preface

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    The introductory remarks, table of contents, and list of attendees are presented from the proceedings of the conference, Frontiers of Quantum Monte Carlo, which appeared in the Journal of Statistical Physics

  4. Monte Carlo methods for particle transport

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    Haghighat, Alireza

    2015-01-01

    The Monte Carlo method has become the de facto standard in radiation transport. Although powerful, if not understood and used appropriately, the method can give misleading results. Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport teaches appropriate use of the Monte Carlo method, explaining the method's fundamental concepts as well as its limitations. Concise yet comprehensive, this well-organized text: * Introduces the particle importance equation and its use for variance reduction * Describes general and particle-transport-specific variance reduction techniques * Presents particle transport eigenvalue issues and methodologies to address these issues * Explores advanced formulations based on the author's research activities * Discusses parallel processing concepts and factors affecting parallel performance Featuring illustrative examples, mathematical derivations, computer algorithms, and homework problems, Monte Carlo Methods for Particle Transport provides nuclear engineers and scientists with a practical guide ...

  5. Monte Carlo simulation of granular fluids

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    Montanero, J. M.

    2003-01-01

    An overview of recent work on Monte Carlo simulations of a granular binary mixture is presented. The results are obtained numerically solving the Enskog equation for inelastic hard-spheres by means of an extension of the well-known direct Monte Carlo simulation (DSMC) method. The homogeneous cooling state and the stationary state reached using the Gaussian thermostat are considered. The temperature ratio, the fourth velocity moments and the velocity distribution functions are obtained for bot...

  6. Carlos II: el centenario olvidado

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    Luis Antonio RIBOT GARCÍA

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: A partir de una reflexión inicial sobre el fenómeno de las conmemoraciones, el autor se plantea las causas por las que el tercer centenario de la muerte de Carlos II no dará lugar a ninguna conmemoración. Con independencia de las valoraciones de todo tipo que puedan hacerse de dichas celebraciones, lo cierto es que, en este caso, tal vez hubieran permitido acercar al gran público a uno de los monarcas peor conocidos y menos valorados de la historia de España. Lo más grave, sin embargo, es que la sombra del desconocimiento y el juicio peyorativo se extienden también sobre todo su reinado. Las investigaciones sobre aquel periodo, sin embargo, a pesar de que no abundan, muestran una realidad bastante distinta, en la que la decadencia y la pérdida de la hegemonía internacional convivieron con importantes iniciativas y realizaciones políticas, tanto en el ámbito interno de la Monarquía, como en las relaciones internacionales.ABSTRACT: Parting from an initial reflection about the phenomenon of commemorations, the author ponders the causes for which the third centenary of Charles IFs death will not be the subjet of any celebrations. Besides any evaluations which might be made of these events, the truth is that, perhaps, in this case, a commemoration would have brought the general public closer to one of the least known and worst valued monarchs in the history of Spain. What is more serious, however, is the fact that the shadow of ignorance and pejorative judgement extend also over the entirety of his reign. Though scarce, research about this period shows a very different reality, in wich decadence and the loss of international hegemony cohabitated with important political initiatives and achievements, both in the monarchy's internal domain and in the international arena.

  7. Monte Carlo photon transport techniques

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    The basis of Monte Carlo calculation of photon transport problems is the computer simulation of individual photon histories and their subsequent averaging to provide the quantities of interest. As the history of a photon is followed the values of variables are selected and decisions made by sampling known distributions using random numbers. The transport of photon is simulated by creation of particles from a defined source region, generally with a random initial orientation in space, with tracking of particles as they travel through the system, sampling the probability density functions for their interactions to evaluate their trajectories and energy deposition at different points in the system. The interactions determine the penetration and the motion of particles. The computational model, for radiation transport problems includes geometry and material specifications. Every computer code contains a database of experimentally obtained quantities, known as cross-sections that determine the probability of a particle interacting with the medium through which it is transported. Every cross-section is peculiar to the type and energy of the incident particle and to the kind of interaction it undergoes. These partial cross-sections are summed to form the total cross-section; the ratio of the partial cross-section to the total cross-section gives the probability of this particular interaction occurring. Cross-section data for the interaction types of interest must be supplied for each material present. The model also consists of algorithms used to compute the result of interactions (changes in particle energy, direction, etc.) based on the physical principles that describe the interaction of radiation with matter and the cross-section data provided

  8. Confiabilidade e validade de um dinamômetro isométrico modificado na avaliação do desempenho muscular em indivíduos com reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior Reliability and validity of a modified isometric dynamometer in the assessment of muscular performance in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a confiabilidade e validade de um dinamômetro isométrico modificado (DIM na avaliação dos déficits no desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho em indivíduos normais e com reconstrução do LCA. MÉTODOS: Foram convidados 60 voluntários do sexo masculino a participar do estudo, divididos em três grupos de 20 indivíduos: grupo controle (GC, grupo com reconstrução do LCA com tendão patelar (GTP e grupo com reconstrução do LCA com tendões flexores (GTF. Todos os indivíduos realizaram teste isométrico dos extensores e flexores do joelho no DIM; os déficits de força muscular coletados foram comparados posteriormente com os testes realizados no Biodex System 3 operando no modo isométrico e isocinético nas velocidades de 60º/s e 180º /s. Foram realizados cálculos de correlação intraclasse ICC para avaliar a confiabilidade do DIM, cálculos da especificidade, sensibilidade e coeficiente de concordância Kappa, respectivamente, para avaliar a validade do DIM em detectar déficits musculares e comparações intragrupos e intergrupos na realização dos quatro testes de força utilizando-se do método ANOVA. RESULTADOS: O DIM demonstrou excelente confiabilidade teste-reteste e validade na avaliação do desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho. Na comparação intergrupos. o GTP demonstrou déficits significativamente maiores dos extensores comparados com os grupos GC e GTF. CONCLUSÃO: Dinamômetros isométricos conectados em equipamentos de mecanoterapia podem ser uma alternativa para coletar dados referentes a déficits no desempenho muscular dos extensores e flexores do joelho em indivíduos com reconstrução do LCA.OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of a modified isometric dynamometer (MID in performance deficits of the knee extensor and flexor muscles in normal individuals and in those with ACL reconstructions. METHODS: Sixty male

  9. Avaliação físico-química de bolo de chocolate com coberturas comestíveis à base de gelatina, ácido esteárico, amido modificado ou cera de carnaúba Physical and chemical evaluation of chocolate cake covered with gelatin, stearic acid, modified starch or "carnaúba" wax edible icing

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    Cibele Cristina Osawa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Coberturas comestíveis biodegradáveis são uma alternativa às embalagens sintéticas, que causam preocupações ambientais. Este trabalho avaliou o efeito de diferentes tipos de coberturas sobre propriedades físico-químicas de bolo de chocolate durante a estocagem, em comparação com bolo sem cobertura (CO e bolo sem cobertura embalado em polipropileno (EMB. As seguintes coberturas foram aplicadas sobre os bolos: 10% gelatina (GE, 10% gelatina com 10% ácido esteárico (GE + AE, 18% cera de carnaúba (CE, 10% amido modificado (AM e fondant (FO. Os bolos foram avaliados durante 10 dias de estocagem. FO e EMB apresentaram menor perda de massa, enquanto todos os demais tratamentos apresentaram valores superiores a CO. GE, GE + AE e EMB apresentaram a menor redução da atividade de água, enquanto CE e CO apresentaram a maior redução. As superfícies dos bolos recobertos estavam mais duras que as de CO e EMB. Os maiores valores para dureza e mastigabilidade foram encontrados para CE e CO e os menores, para EMB, GE e GE + AE. Em relação à cor, GE + AE foi diferente dos demais tratamentos, devido à presença do ácido esteárico. Os resultados indicam que a perda de massa dos bolos pode ser atribuída também à perda de água das coberturas.Biodegradable edible icing or frosting is an alternative to synthetic packaging that causes environmental concerns. This work evaluated the effect of different types of frosting on the physical-chemical properties of chocolate cake during storage in comparison to cakes without icing or frosting (C and cakes without frosting packed in polypropylene (CP. The following frostings were applied to the cakes: 10% gelatin (GE, 10% gelatin with 10% stearic acid (GE+SA, 18% "carnaúba" wax (CW, 10% modified starch (MS, and fondant (FO. The cakes were analyzed during 10 days of storage. FO and CP presented the lowest mass loss while all other treatments presented higher values than C. GE, GE+SA, and CP presented

  10. Estudio de la degradación de elementos refractarios de alúmina en la sinterización de aceros modificados con Mn

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    Peña, P.; Sicre-Artalejo, J.; Campos, M; Torralba Castelló, José Manuel; Zbiral, J.; Danniger, H.

    2008-01-01

    [ES] En este trabajo se estudia la degradación de los refractarios de un horno de sinterización, cuando están involucrados en el proceso aceros de baja aleación con adición de manganeso. Dada la elevada Pvapor del manganeso y las atmósferas habituales de sinterización para este tipo de aceros, se produce su sublimación durante el ciclo térmico. Se proporciona así, una fase gaseosa, que pudiendo ser beneficiosa para la difusión en las muestras de acero, puede alterar la composición de los refr...

  11. Evaluación y selección de un protocolo vía Agrobacterium para la incorporación de resistencia al cogollero en la variedad de tomate Unapal-Arreboles

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    Hernando Ramírez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó y seleccionó una metodología para la transformación genética de la variedad de tomate UNAPAL-Arreboles con el gen cry1Ab para la incorporación de resistencia al cogollero (Tuta absoluta, utilizando el sistema de Agrobacterium. Se regeneraron 59 plantas transgénicas a partir de 3.200 explantes (1.84%. La integración estable, expresión y herencia de los genes nptII y gus-intrón, se demostraron mediante análisis histoquímico y molecular en los clones To28, To33 y To47 y en la correspondiente generación T1. Sin embargo, los análisis molecular e inmunológico indicaron ausencia del gen cry1Ab sugiriendo que la secuencia de este gen se puede haber modificado.

  12. Técnicas Monte Carlo aplicadas a la resolución de ecuaciones en derivadas parciales

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    Armando Serrano Lombillo

    2009-01-01

    En este trabajo se aplican las técnicas Monte Carlo a la resolución de ecuaciones en derivadas parciales, en concreto a la ecuación del calor. Si bien estas técnicas no mejoran las técnicas clásicas proporcionan una manera alternativa y más intuitiva de entender los métodos tradicionales. La última parte del trabajo se dedica al estudio estadístico de la importancia de cuatro factores en la precisión del método Monte Carlo. Para realizar el estudio se utilizó Statgraphics y Mathematica....

  13. La distribución geográfica de la tángara azul-gris (Thraupis episcopus) en hábitats modificados antropogénicamente en México The geographical distribution of the Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus) through anthropogenically modified habitats in Mexico

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    Erick Rubén Rodríguez-Ruíz; Héctor Arturo Garza-Torres; RÍOS-MUÑOZ, César A.; Navarro-Sigüenza, Adolfo G.

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    Mediante trabajo de campo, la revisión de bases de datos biológicos e información de la distribución geográfica histórica y actual de Thraupis episcopus se establecieron nuevos registros de anidación en el noreste de México y su ampliación hacia hábitats modificados por actividades humanas en la península de Yucatán y el noreste de México. Además, se evaluó si existía preferencia de la especie por hábitats conservados vs. modificados, por medio de un análisis de escenarios de cambio de uso de...

  14. DIAGNÓSTICO MOLECULAR DE Campylobacter EN LA CADENA AVÍCOLA DESTINADA PARA CONSUMO HUMANO EN COSTA RICA

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    Full Text Available Diagnóstico molecular de Campylobacter en la cadena avícola destinada para consumo humano en Costa Rica. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la presencia y la frecuencia de Campylobacter jejuni y Campylobacter coli, en la cadena de producción avícola en Costa Rica. Se evaluaron granjas, planta de proceso y puntos de venta del Gran Área Metropolitana. Para la detección y aislamiento de Campylobacter sp. se analizaron 84 muestras provenientes de la cadena avícola (24 muestras de carne de pollo tomadas en punto de venta, 20 enjuagues de carcasa y 40 de ciegos tomados en planta de beneficio, obtenidas en noviembre de 2012, siguiendo el protocolo ISO 10272- 1:2006 modificado por el Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés. De las 84 muestras analizadas, 36 (42,8% resultaron positivas para C. jejuni, y una (1,2% para C. coli. La cantidad de muestras positivas según la Reacción en Cadena de Polimerasa (PCR, por tipo de muestra fue: para contenido cecal, 16 (n=40, para carcasas, 8 (n=20 y para punto de venta 12 (n=24. Dieciséis de las veinte granjas muestreadas fueron positivas. Hubo una alta frecuencia de Campylobacter en todos los puntos de la cadena muestreados, lo que podría estar asociado a modificaciones de parámetros relacionados con inocuidad en cada eslabón. El enfriamiento rápido y el uso de cloro en el agua en la planta de proceso, disminuyó la frecuencia de muestras positivas de Campylobacter spp.

  15. O desenvolvimento biotecnológico e as suas implicações jurídicas na utilização de organismos geneticamente modificados

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    Silva, Kamila Regina da

    2013-01-01

    A reflexão proporcionada pela bioética é absolutamente necessária diante do atual progresso científico, sendo imprescindível para o estudo das implicações geradas pela biotecnologia a análise de sua origem histórica, princípios e conceitos. O precursor nos estudos envolvendo preceitos da biotecnologia foi o austríaco Johann Gregor Mendel, a partir de suas constatações foi possível aduzir o conceito de "genes". No entanto, apenas em 1953, quando os médicos James Watson e Francis Crick descobri...

  16. Caracterización estructural y electroquímica de materiales Sonogel-Carbono modificados y su empleo como sensores electroquímicos selectivos

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    2007-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral se ha abordado la caracterización estructural y electroquímica de los nuevos materiales Sonogel-Carbono, desarrollados y patentados por nuestro grupo de investigación, y de sus modificaciones. El planteamiento y la finidad del trabajo se han dirigido hacie el conocimiento de la estructura y de la superficie de los materiales, con el fin de poder comprender la utilidad y el comportamiento de lo sensores electroquímicos desarrollados. Para ello se han empleado diversas té...

  17. Alimentos modificados e suas implicações no metabolismo energético Effects of modified foods on energy metabolism

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    Denise Machado Mourão; Josefina Bressan Resende Monteiro; Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff; Marta Cristina Leite Teixeira

    2005-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar o efeito de duas dietas, modificadas no perfil de seus carboidratos, no metabolismo energético de homens com peso normal e com sobrepeso. MÉTODOS: Três formulações convencionais e suas formulações correspondentes diet, compuseram as dietas isoenergéticas padrão e a dieta modificada, respectivamente. Utilizou-se a calorimetria indireta, para obtenção dos dados referentes ao metabolismo energético. A amostra foi de 13 homens em cada grupo. RESULTADOS: O grupo com sobrepeso ap...

  18. Protocolo run-bike-run modificado : influência da especialização em provas de triatlo com diferentes distâncias

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    Alves, Manuel Alexandre Santos Vieira

    2015-01-01

    O objectivo deste estudo é validar o protocolo desenvolvido por Millet & Bentley (2004), como um instrumento de avaliação da performance dos triatletas. O estudo consistiu na aplicação de três testes aplicados a oito triatletas de Distância Longa (DL), tendo todos os atletas completado pelo menos uma prova na distância half ironman nos últimos seis meses. O teste número um, t1, um teste progressivo máximo na passadeira para avaliar o VO2 máx e Limiar Ventilatório (LV). O teste número 2, t2, d...

  19. Propiedades químicas de concreto modificado con polímero, a partir de agregados pétreos y tereftalato de polietileno (PET) reciclados

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    Mendivil Escalante, José M.; Almaral Sánchez, Jorge Luis; Sepúlveda Guzmán, S.; Arredondo Rea, Susana Paola; Corral Higuera, Ramón; Gómez Soberón, José Manuel Vicente

    2012-01-01

    Se propone el uso de agregados pétreos y tereftalato de polietileno (PET) reciclados en la preparación de concretos, permitiendo mejores propiedades químicas y durabilidad. Se plantea elaborar concretos con un remplazo parcial de agregado proveniente de concreto reciclado (CR). A su vez se incorpora una resina procedente de botellas de PET, implementando el reciclaje químico para su elaboración. Se caracterizó la reina, tanto de PET reciclado, como de reactivos vírgenes por Espectroscopia FT-...

  20. Efeito de EPDM modificado nas propriedades mecânicas e no processamento de composições de EPDM contendo resíduo de EPDMR Effect of modified EPDM on the mechanical properties and processing of EPDM containing EPDM waste

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    Danielli M. Carmo

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi estudado o efeito de três agentes na recuperação de resíduos de borracha, copolímero de etileno-propylene-dieno (EPDMR contendo negro de fumo. Os três agentes preparados foram: EPDM modificado com 1-dodecanotiol (EPDMSDD, EPDM modificado com ácido esteárico (EPDMAE e EPDM modificado com ácido graxo linolênico (EPDMAG. Os resultados de propriedades mecânicas mostraram que o EPDMSDD fornece a melhor combinação de resistência à tração e rasgamento associado à processabilidade. A adição dos agentes EPDMAE e EPDMAG melhorou a processabilidade da mistura por extrusão, mantendo suas propriedades mecânicas. Este resultado indica que o EPDMAE e o EPDMAG atuam como auxiliares de processamento.This work was aimed at examining the effect from three agents in the recycling of waste rubber, namely copolymer ethylene-propylene-diene (EPDMR containing carbon black. Three agents were prepared: EPDM modified by 1-dodecanotiol (EPDMSDD, EPDM modified by stearic acid (EPDMAE and EPDM modified by fatty linolenic acid (EPDMAG. For the mechanical properties, the better tensile and tear strength associated with manufacturing extrusion were obtained using EPDMSDD. EPDMAE and EPDMAG improved the processing by extrusion, while keeping the mechanical properties. These results indicate that EPDMAE and EPDMAG act as auxiliary agents for processability.

  1. Successful vectorization - reactor physics Monte Carlo code

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    Most particle transport Monte Carlo codes in use today are based on the ''history-based'' algorithm, wherein one particle history at a time is simulated. Unfortunately, the ''history-based'' approach (present in all Monte Carlo codes until recent years) is inherently scalar and cannot be vectorized. In particular, the history-based algorithm cannot take advantage of vector architectures, which characterize the largest and fastest computers at the current time, vector supercomputers such as the Cray X/MP or IBM 3090/600. However, substantial progress has been made in recent years in developing and implementing a vectorized Monte Carlo algorithm. This algorithm follows portions of many particle histories at the same time and forms the basis for all successful vectorized Monte Carlo codes that are in use today. This paper describes the basic vectorized algorithm along with descriptions of several variations that have been developed by different researchers for specific applications. These applications have been mainly in the areas of neutron transport in nuclear reactor and shielding analysis and photon transport in fusion plasmas. The relative merits of the various approach schemes will be discussed and the present status of known vectorization efforts will be summarized along with available timing results, including results from the successful vectorization of 3-D general geometry, continuous energy Monte Carlo. (orig.)

  2. Métodos para avaliar a qualidade fisiológica de sementes de arroz Methods to evaluate physiological quality of rice seeds

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    Com o objetivo de avaliar a eficiência de diferentes métodos para a determinação da qualidade fisiológica de sementes de arroz, foram utilizados dois grupos de dez lotes de sementes, das variedades BR-IRGA 409 e BR-IRGA 410. A qualidade dos lotes foi determinada através do teor de água, peso de mil sementes, teste de germinação e dos testes de vigor: primeira contagem de germinação, classificação do vigor de plântulas, envelhecimento acelerado, teste de frio modificado, tamanho e massa seca d...

  3. Modelo de oposições múltiplas modificado: abordagem baseada em traços distintivos Modified multiple oppositions' model: approach based on distinctive features

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    Karina Carlesso Pagliarin

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi propor uma abordagem com enfoque em traços distintivos para o Modelo de Oposições Múltiplas e testar sua aplicação em um sujeito falante do Português Brasileiro. O Modelo foi aplicado em um sujeito do sexo masculino, com desvio fonológico moderado-severo e idade de seis anos e meio. Após avaliação fonológica, procedeu-se à seleção dos sons-alvo. Considerou-se o sistema fonológico inicial, bem como os traços distintivos alterados ([+voz], [+soante], [+aproximante], [coronal/±anterior], [-contínuo]. Os traços com maior número de alterações eram [+voz, +soante, +aproximante], justificando a escolha dos seguintes sons-alvo para tratamento: /r/ x /l/ x // x // x /z/, em onset medial.Tendo como base a aplicação desse modelo em falantes do inglês, percebeu-se a necessidade de introduzir alguns procedimentos, como: a escolha dos sons-alvo a partir dos traços distintivos alterados e a estrutura da sessão terapêutica. Ao final, o sujeito foi reavaliado a fim de verificar as aquisições no sistema fonológico. Após dez sessões de fonoterapia,o sujeito adquiriu os fonemas /l, , , z/, generalizando-os para outras posições na palavra (/Z/ e /l/ em onset inicial. Verificou-se, também, a ocorrência de generalização para a mesma classe e para outras classes de sons (/b/, /d/, /g/, /v/. No entanto, o fonema /r/ não foi adquirido. Esta proposta mostrou-se efetiva, pois o sujeito apresentou melhora em seu sistema fonológico com poucas sessões terapêuticas. Pôde-se observar que o Modelo de Oposições Múltiplas, utilizando a abordagem com base em traços distintivos é eficaz, pois favoreceu diversas mudanças fonológicas.The aim of this study was to propose an approach based on distinctive features for the Multiple Oppositions Model, and to test its application on a Brazilian Portuguese speaker. The model was used with a male subject with moderate-severe phonological disorder and six years

  4. Quantum Monte Carlo calculations of light nuclei

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    Quantum Monte Carlo calculations using realistic two- and three-nucleon interactions are presented for nuclei with up to eight nucleons. We have computed the ground and a few excited states of all such nuclei with Greens function Monte Carlo (GFMC) and all of the experimentally known excited states using variational Monte Carlo (VMC). The GFMC calculations show that for a given Hamiltonian, the VMC calculations of excitation spectra are reliable, but the VMC ground-state energies are significantly above the exact values. We find that the Hamiltonian we are using (which was developed based on 3H, 4He, and nuclear matter calculations) underpredicts the binding energy of p-shell nuclei. However our results for excitation spectra are very good and one can see both shell-model and collective spectra resulting from fundamental many-nucleon calculations. Possible improvements in the three-nucleon potential are also be discussed

  5. Yours in Revolution: Retrofitting Carlos the Jackal

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    Samuel Thomas

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the representation of ‘Carlos the Jackal’, the one-time ‘World’s Most Wanted Man’ and ‘International Face of Terror’ – primarily in cin-ema but also encompassing other forms of popular culture and aspects of Cold War policy-making. At the centre of the analysis is Olivier Assayas’s Carlos (2010, a transnational, five and a half hour film (first screened as a TV mini-series about the life and times of the infamous militant. Concentrating on the var-ious ways in which Assayas expresses a critical preoccupation with names and faces through complex formal composition, the project examines the play of ab-straction and embodiment that emerges from the narrativisation of terrorist vio-lence. Lastly, it seeks to engage with the hidden implications of Carlos in terms of the intertwined trajectories of formal experimentation and revolutionary politics.

  6. Monte Carlo strategies in scientific computing

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    Liu, Jun S

    2008-01-01

    This paperback edition is a reprint of the 2001 Springer edition This book provides a self-contained and up-to-date treatment of the Monte Carlo method and develops a common framework under which various Monte Carlo techniques can be "standardized" and compared Given the interdisciplinary nature of the topics and a moderate prerequisite for the reader, this book should be of interest to a broad audience of quantitative researchers such as computational biologists, computer scientists, econometricians, engineers, probabilists, and statisticians It can also be used as the textbook for a graduate-level course on Monte Carlo methods Many problems discussed in the alter chapters can be potential thesis topics for masters’ or PhD students in statistics or computer science departments Jun Liu is Professor of Statistics at Harvard University, with a courtesy Professor appointment at Harvard Biostatistics Department Professor Liu was the recipient of the 2002 COPSS Presidents' Award, the most prestigious one for sta...

  7. Quantum Monte Carlo with Variable Spins

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    Melton, Cody A; Mitas, Lubos

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the inclusion of variable spins in electronic structure quantum Monte Carlo, with a focus on diffusion Monte Carlo with Hamiltonians that include spin-orbit interactions. Following our previous introduction of fixed-phase spin-orbit diffusion Monte Carlo (FPSODMC), we thoroughly discuss the details of the method and elaborate upon its technicalities. We present a proof for an upper-bound property for complex nonlocal operators, which allows for the implementation of T-moves to ensure the variational property. We discuss the time step biases associated with our particular choice of spin representation. Applications of the method are also presented for atomic and molecular systems. We calculate the binding energies and geometry of the PbH and Sn$_2$ molecules, as well as the electron affinities of the 6$p$ row elements in close agreement with experiments.

  8. SPQR: a Monte Carlo reactor kinetics code

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    The SPQR Monte Carlo code has been developed to analyze fast reactor core accident problems where conventional methods are considered inadequate. The code is based on the adiabatic approximation of the quasi-static method. This initial version contains no automatic material motion or feedback. An existing Monte Carlo code is used to calculate the shape functions and the integral quantities needed in the kinetics module. Several sample problems have been devised and analyzed. Due to the large statistical uncertainty associated with the calculation of reactivity in accident simulations, the results, especially at later times, differ greatly from deterministic methods. It was also found that in large uncoupled systems, the Monte Carlo method has difficulty in handling asymmetric perturbations

  9. CosmoPMC: Cosmology Population Monte Carlo

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    Kilbinger, Martin; Cappe, Olivier; Cardoso, Jean-Francois; Fort, Gersende; Prunet, Simon; Robert, Christian P; Wraith, Darren

    2011-01-01

    We present the public release of the Bayesian sampling algorithm for cosmology, CosmoPMC (Cosmology Population Monte Carlo). CosmoPMC explores the parameter space of various cosmological probes, and also provides a robust estimate of the Bayesian evidence. CosmoPMC is based on an adaptive importance sampling method called Population Monte Carlo (PMC). Various cosmology likelihood modules are implemented, and new modules can be added easily. The importance-sampling algorithm is written in C, and fully parallelised using the Message Passing Interface (MPI). Due to very little overhead, the wall-clock time required for sampling scales approximately with the number of CPUs. The CosmoPMC package contains post-processing and plotting programs, and in addition a Monte-Carlo Markov chain (MCMC) algorithm. The sampling engine is implemented in the library pmclib, and can be used independently. The software is available for download at http://www.cosmopmc.info.

  10. Yours in revolution : retrofitting Carlos the Jackal.

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    Samuel Thomas

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores the representation of ‘Carlos the Jackal’, the one-time ‘World’s Most Wanted Man’ and ‘International Face of Terror’ – primarily in cin-ema but also encompassing other forms of popular culture and aspects of Cold War policy-making. At the centre of the analysis is Olivier Assayas’s Carlos (2010), a transnational, five and a half hour film (first screened as a TV mini-series) about the life and times of the infamous militant. Concentrating on the var-ious ways in which Assa...

  11. Geodesic Monte Carlo on Embedded Manifolds.

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    Byrne, Simon; Girolami, Mark

    2013-12-01

    Markov chain Monte Carlo methods explicitly defined on the manifold of probability distributions have recently been established. These methods are constructed from diffusions across the manifold and the solution of the equations describing geodesic flows in the Hamilton-Jacobi representation. This paper takes the differential geometric basis of Markov chain Monte Carlo further by considering methods to simulate from probability distributions that themselves are defined on a manifold, with common examples being classes of distributions describing directional statistics. Proposal mechanisms are developed based on the geodesic flows over the manifolds of support for the distributions, and illustrative examples are provided for the hypersphere and Stiefel manifold of orthonormal matrices. PMID:25309024

  12. Interaction picture density matrix quantum Monte Carlo

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    The recently developed density matrix quantum Monte Carlo (DMQMC) algorithm stochastically samples the N-body thermal density matrix and hence provides access to exact properties of many-particle quantum systems at arbitrary temperatures. We demonstrate that moving to the interaction picture provides substantial benefits when applying DMQMC to interacting fermions. In this first study, we focus on a system of much recent interest: the uniform electron gas in the warm dense regime. The basis set incompleteness error at finite temperature is investigated and extrapolated via a simple Monte Carlo sampling procedure. Finally, we provide benchmark calculations for a four-electron system, comparing our results to previous work where possible

  13. Monte Carlo modeling of Tajoura reactor

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    From neutronics point of view, reactor modeling is concerned with the determination of the reactor neutronic parameters which can be obtained through the solution of the neutron transport equation. The attractiveness of the Monte Carlo method is in its capability of handling geometrically complicated problems and due to the nature of the method a large number of particles can be tracked from birth to death before any statistically significant results can be obtained. In this paper the MCNP, a Monte Carlo code, is implemented in the modeling of the Tajoura reactor. (author)

  14. Monte Carlo dose computation for IMRT optimization*

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    Laub, W.; Alber, M.; Birkner, M.; Nüsslin, F.

    2000-07-01

    A method which combines the accuracy of Monte Carlo dose calculation with a finite size pencil-beam based intensity modulation optimization is presented. The pencil-beam algorithm is employed to compute the fluence element updates for a converging sequence of Monte Carlo dose distributions. The combination is shown to improve results over the pencil-beam based optimization in a lung tumour case and a head and neck case. Inhomogeneity effects like a broader penumbra and dose build-up regions can be compensated for by intensity modulation.

  15. Monte Carlo electron/photon transport

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    A review of nonplasma coupled electron/photon transport using Monte Carlo method is presented. Remarks are mainly restricted to linerarized formalisms at electron energies from 1 keV to 1000 MeV. Applications involving pulse-height estimation, transport in external magnetic fields, and optical Cerenkov production are discussed to underscore the importance of this branch of computational physics. Advances in electron multigroup cross-section generation is reported, and its impact on future code development assessed. Progress toward the transformation of MCNP into a generalized neutral/charged-particle Monte Carlo code is described. 48 refs

  16. Monte Carlo simulation of neutron scattering instruments

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    A library of Monte Carlo subroutines has been developed for the purpose of design of neutron scattering instruments. Using small-angle scattering as an example, the philosophy and structure of the library are described and the programs are used to compare instruments at continuous wave (CW) and long-pulse spallation source (LPSS) neutron facilities. The Monte Carlo results give a count-rate gain of a factor between 2 and 4 using time-of-flight analysis. This is comparable to scaling arguments based on the ratio of wavelength bandwidth to resolution width

  17. Monte Carlo applications to radiation shielding problems

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    Monte Carlo methods are a class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling of physical and mathematical systems to compute their results. However, basic concepts of MC are both simple and straightforward and can be learned by using a personal computer. Uses of Monte Carlo methods require large amounts of random numbers, and it was their use that spurred the development of pseudorandom number generators, which were far quicker to use than the tables of random numbers which had been previously used for statistical sampling. In Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport, the history (track) of a particle is viewed as a random sequence of free flights that end with an interaction event where the particle changes its direction of movement, loses energy and, occasionally, produces secondary particles. The Monte Carlo simulation of a given experimental arrangement (e.g., an electron beam, coming from an accelerator and impinging on a water phantom) consists of the numerical generation of random histories. To simulate these histories we need an interaction model, i.e., a set of differential cross sections (DCS) for the relevant interaction mechanisms. The DCSs determine the probability distribution functions (pdf) of the random variables that characterize a track; 1) free path between successive interaction events, 2) type of interaction taking place and 3) energy loss and angular deflection in a particular event (and initial state of emitted secondary particles, if any). Once these pdfs are known, random histories can be generated by using appropriate sampling methods. If the number of generated histories is large enough, quantitative information on the transport process may be obtained by simply averaging over the simulated histories. The Monte Carlo method yields the same information as the solution of the Boltzmann transport equation, with the same interaction model, but is easier to implement. In particular, the simulation of radiation

  18. Monte Carlo dose distributions for radiosurgery

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    The precision of Radiosurgery Treatment planning systems is limited by the approximations of their algorithms and by their dosimetrical input data. This fact is especially important in small fields. However, the Monte Carlo methods is an accurate alternative as it considers every aspect of particle transport. In this work an acoustic neurinoma is studied by comparing the dose distribution of both a planning system and Monte Carlo. Relative shifts have been measured and furthermore, Dose-Volume Histograms have been calculated for target and adjacent organs at risk. (orig.)

  19. Monte Carlo simulation of granular fluids

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    Montanero, J M

    2003-01-01

    An overview of recent work on Monte Carlo simulations of a granular binary mixture is presented. The results are obtained numerically solving the Enskog equation for inelastic hard-spheres by means of an extension of the well-known direct Monte Carlo simulation (DSMC) method. The homogeneous cooling state and the stationary state reached using the Gaussian thermostat are considered. The temperature ratio, the fourth velocity moments and the velocity distribution functions are obtained for both cases. The shear viscosity characterizing the momentum transport in the thermostatted case is calculated as well. The simulation results are compared with analytical predictions showing an excellent agreement.

  20. Herramienta colaborativa para la gestión de patrones de producto

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    Sánchez Valverde, Raúl

    2012-01-01

    Este proyecto muestra todos los pasos a seguir para construir una aplicación Web para la gestión colaborativa de Patrones de Producto para la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid utilizando un sistema gestor de contenidos Web. Se utilizarán lenguajes de programación tales como: PHP, SQL, HTML, XML y XSL. Como objetivo principal se requiere la conversión de los datos en formato XML para su utilización en la creación de una Wiki de patrones de producto, obteniendo los datos de las tablas que forman...

  1. Evaluación de la eficiencia energética de vehículos pesados en el ciclo de movimiento básico modificado

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    MSc. A. Toledo-Borrego

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se presenta la reformulación de un ciclo teórico que consta de los elementos básicos de un ciclo de viaje real con condiciones prefijadas de movimiento y operación. En la modificación se tomaron en cuenta los siguientes elementos: frecuencia de rotación mínima en movimiento estable; eficiencia de la transmisión variable con la velocidad, la carga y la marcha conectada; un nuevo criterio de frecuencia de rotación del motor para el cambio de marchas; el frenado con el motor embragado y; nuevas expresiones de cuantificación del consumo de combustible. Obteniéndose nuevos modelos matemáticos para la determinación de los indicadores del consumo de combustible de vehículos pesados de transmisión mecánica. Se presenta además, un indicador “Coeficiente de Efectividad del Trabajo del Automóvil” (CETA que describe la eficiencia energética durante el periodo de impulso, expresada a través del grado de aprovechamiento de la energía del automóvil para llevar hasta determinada velocidad la masa de la carga útil.In this paper, the new formulation of a theoretical drive cycle is presented. It is integrated by stages of a real drive cycle with the prefix settings of movement and operation. In the cycle modification the following approaches are taken account: minimal rotation frequency in stable movement; the transmission efficiency is variable with the speed, the weight, and the gear ratio; a new rotation frequency for gear shifting; a motor braking stage and; a group of new equations for the fuel consumption. New mathematical models were obtained for the fuel consumption indicators of the heavy duty trucks with manual transmission. Furthermore, the indicator Automobile Work Effectiveness Coefficient is presented. It describes the energy efficiency in the acceleration stage involving the fuel energy during the impulsion of payload until it reaches a certain speed.

  2. El liberalsocialismo para Bobbio y para nosotros

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    Bovero, Michelangelo

    2006-01-01

    Partiendo de las ideas sobre el liberalsocialismo en el pensamiento de Norberto BOBBIO y hallando en el ámbito del constitucionalismo el terreno propicio, no ya para un compromiso, sino para una forma de reconciliación entre la tradición liberal y la socialista, el autor propone una caracterización del liberalsocialismo articulada en dos niveles: en un “liberalsocialismo mínimo” (o liberalsocialismo para la democracia), entendido como un “mínimo indispensable para la democracia”, y en un “lib...

  3. El "Hombre Fsil" de Miramar: Comentarios sobre la correspondencia de Carlos Ameghino a Lorenzo Parodi

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    Eduardo P. Tonni

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Se dan a conocer y se comentan algunas de las cartas cursadas por Carlos Ameghino a Lorenzo Parodi, relacionadas con el "hombre fsil" de Miramar y su supuesta "industria". Estas cartas demuestran en conjunto el inters acrtico de Carlos Ameghino por presentar evidencias que corroboraran las hiptesis antropolgicas de su hermano. Se seala que en los comienzos del siglo XX, Florentino Ameghino era considerado como paradigma del sabio, lo que implicaba para sus sostenedores la defensa a ultranza de sus hiptesis. En este contexto se desarroll la construccin de una "ciencia nacional", enmarcada en el positivismo, que en la Argentina adquiri caracteres propios, y en el concepto de pas internacionalmente significativo. Probablemente esta situacin condujo a que los hallazgos de los Parodi fuesen aceptados sin mayor anlisis crtico. Singularmente, hasta pocas recientes, los investigadores argentinos soslayaron la discusin sobre el tema.

  4. Fast sequential Monte Carlo methods for counting and optimization

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    Rubinstein, Reuven Y; Vaisman, Radislav

    2013-01-01

    A comprehensive account of the theory and application of Monte Carlo methods Based on years of research in efficient Monte Carlo methods for estimation of rare-event probabilities, counting problems, and combinatorial optimization, Fast Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for Counting and Optimization is a complete illustration of fast sequential Monte Carlo techniques. The book provides an accessible overview of current work in the field of Monte Carlo methods, specifically sequential Monte Carlo techniques, for solving abstract counting and optimization problems. Written by authorities in the

  5. Estudo do comportamento térmico e mecânico do PLA modificado com aditivo nucleante e modificador de impacto

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    Renato Brisigueli Pereira

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O poliácido lático (PLA é, dentre os polímeros biodegradáveis, o que apresenta o maior potencial para substituição aos polímeros derivados do petróleo na indústria de embalagens. No entanto uma de suas principais limitações está na baixa estabilidade térmica dimensional. O presente trabalho apresenta um estudo da influência da utilização de dois aditivos: modificador térmico (nucleante e modificador de impacto, na Temperatura de Distorção Térmica (HDT, no Ponto de Amolecimento Vicat (Vicat e nas propriedades mecânicas do PLA. Os mecanismos de atuação destes aditivos foram estudados por alterações na temperatura de transição vítrea (Tg e na cristalinidade medidas por calorimetria diferencial exploratória (DSC em corpos de prova injetados sem e com tratamento de recozimento. Aplicou-se um planejamento experimental para tratamento estatístico dos dados. Os valores de HDT e de Vicat foram pouco alterados pela presença dos aditivos, embora tenha sido observado aumento nos valores do módulo elástico de tração. O tratamento de recozimento foi responsável pelo aumento tanto na HDT como na Vicat devido ao aumento no grau de cristalinidade. As curvas de DSC mostraram uma grande complexidade no comportamento térmico do PLA, sendo fortemente influenciado pelas condições de tratamento térmico.

  6. Estudo das propriedades mecânicas de um composto de PVC modificado com fibras de bananeira Study of the mechanical properties of PVC/banana fiber composites

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    Palova S. Balzer

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foram avaliadas as propriedades de compósitos de poli (cloreto de vinila - PVC rígido com adição de fibras de bananeira. As fibras foram extraídas do pseudocaule da bananeira e incorporadas nas proporções de 5, 10 e 20% em volume em um composto de PVC rígido pelo processo de extrusão. Para a obtenção dos corpos de prova utilizados na caracterização das formulações foi utilizado o processo de injeção. A utilização de fibras extraídas do pseudocaule da bananeira, tratadas manualmente em um processo simples desenvolvido na SOCIESC, mostra-se como alternativa viável na forma de fibra de reforço para a produção de compósitos de PVC rígido, tendo mostrado aumento da resistência à tração, discreta redução no alongamento na ruptura e aumento da resistência ao impacto, bem como redução, mesmo que discreta, no peso específico do compósito resultante, potencializando a obtenção de componentes com melhor desempenho mecânico e menor peso.Mechanical properties (tensile and impact resistance, specific weight and phase morphology of PVC/banana tree fiber composites were evaluated in this paper. The fibers were extracted from de pseudostem of the banana tree and mixed with a rigid PVC compound in the proportions of 5, 10 and 20% in volume by the extrusion process. Specimens were obtained by injection molding. The composites showed improvement of the impact and tensile properties, reduction of the specific weight, making possible the production of final products.

  7. Monte Carlo methods in AB initio quantum chemistry quantum Monte Carlo for molecules

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    Lester, William A; Reynolds, PJ

    1994-01-01

    This book presents the basic theory and application of the Monte Carlo method to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, only a knowledge of molecular quantum mechanics at the first-year graduate level. A working knowledge of traditional ab initio quantum chemistry is helpful, but not essential.Some distinguishing features of this book are: Clear exposition of the basic theory at a level to facilitate independent study. Discussion of the various versions of the theory: diffusion Monte Carlo, Green's function Monte Carlo, and release n

  8. On the use of stochastic approximation Monte Carlo for Monte Carlo integration

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    Liang, Faming

    2009-03-01

    The stochastic approximation Monte Carlo (SAMC) algorithm has recently been proposed as a dynamic optimization algorithm in the literature. In this paper, we show in theory that the samples generated by SAMC can be used for Monte Carlo integration via a dynamically weighted estimator by calling some results from the literature of nonhomogeneous Markov chains. Our numerical results indicate that SAMC can yield significant savings over conventional Monte Carlo algorithms, such as the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, for the problems for which the energy landscape is rugged. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Use of Monte Carlo Methods in brachytherapy; Uso del metodo de Monte Carlo en braquiterapia

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    Granero Cabanero, D.

    2015-07-01

    The Monte Carlo method has become a fundamental tool for brachytherapy dosimetry mainly because no difficulties associated with experimental dosimetry. In brachytherapy the main handicap of experimental dosimetry is the high dose gradient near the present sources making small uncertainties in the positioning of the detectors lead to large uncertainties in the dose. This presentation will review mainly the procedure for calculating dose distributions around a fountain using the Monte Carlo method showing the difficulties inherent in these calculations. In addition we will briefly review other applications of the method of Monte Carlo in brachytherapy dosimetry, as its use in advanced calculation algorithms, calculating barriers or obtaining dose applicators around. (Author)

  10. Accelerating Hasenbusch's acceleration of hybrid Monte Carlo

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    Hasenbusch has proposed splitting the pseudo-fermionic action into two parts, in order to speed-up Hybrid Monte Carlo simulations of QCD. We have tested a different splitting, also using clover-improved Wilson fermions. An additional speed-up between 5 and 20% over the original proposal was achieved in production runs. (orig.)

  11. A comparison of Monte Carlo generators

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    Golan, Tomasz

    2014-01-01

    A comparison of GENIE, NEUT, NUANCE, and NuWro Monte Carlo neutrino event generators is presented using a set of four observables: protons multiplicity, total visible energy, most energetic proton momentum, and $\\pi^+$ two-dimensional energy vs cosine distribution.

  12. Scalable Domain Decomposed Monte Carlo Particle Transport

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    O' Brien, Matthew Joseph [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)

    2013-12-05

    In this dissertation, we present the parallel algorithms necessary to run domain decomposed Monte Carlo particle transport on large numbers of processors (millions of processors). Previous algorithms were not scalable, and the parallel overhead became more computationally costly than the numerical simulation.

  13. Using CIPSI nodes in diffusion Monte Carlo

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    Caffarel, Michel; Giner, Emmanuel; Scemama, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Several aspects of the recently proposed DMC-CIPSI approach consisting in using selected Configuration Interaction (SCI) approaches such as CIPSI (Configuration Interaction using a Perturbative Selection done Iteratively) to build accurate nodes for diffusion Monte Carlo (DMC) calculations are presented and discussed. The main ideas are illustrated with a number of calculations for diatomics molecules and for the benchmark G1 set.

  14. Coded aperture optimization using Monte Carlo simulations

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    Coded apertures using Uniformly Redundant Arrays (URA) have been unsuccessfully evaluated for two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging in Nuclear Medicine. The images reconstructed from coded projections contain artifacts and suffer from poor spatial resolution in the longitudinal direction. We introduce a Maximum-Likelihood Expectation-Maximization (MLEM) algorithm for three-dimensional coded aperture imaging which uses a projection matrix calculated by Monte Carlo simulations. The aim of the algorithm is to reduce artifacts and improve the three-dimensional spatial resolution in the reconstructed images. Firstly, we present the validation of GATE (Geant4 Application for Emission Tomography) for Monte Carlo simulations of a coded mask installed on a clinical gamma camera. The coded mask modelling was validated by comparison between experimental and simulated data in terms of energy spectra, sensitivity and spatial resolution. In the second part of the study, we use the validated model to calculate the projection matrix with Monte Carlo simulations. A three-dimensional thyroid phantom study was performed to compare the performance of the three-dimensional MLEM reconstruction with conventional correlation method. The results indicate that the artifacts are reduced and three-dimensional spatial resolution is improved with the Monte Carlo-based MLEM reconstruction.

  15. Monte Carlo methods beyond detailed balance

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    Schram, Raoul D.; Barkema, Gerard T.

    2015-01-01

    Monte Carlo algorithms are nearly always based on the concept of detailed balance and ergodicity. In this paper we focus on algorithms that do not satisfy detailed balance. We introduce a general method for designing non-detailed balance algorithms, starting from a conventional algorithm satisfying

  16. Monte Carlo Renormalization Group: a review

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    The logic and the methods of Monte Carlo Renormalization Group (MCRG) are reviewed. A status report of results for 4-dimensional lattice gauge theories derived using MCRG is presented. Existing methods for calculating the improved action are reviewed and evaluated. The Gupta-Cordery improved MCRG method is described and compared with the standard one. 71 refs., 8 figs

  17. Monte Carlo simulation of the microcanonical ensemble

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    We consider simulating statistical systems with a random walk on a constant energy surface. This combines features of deterministic molecular dynamics techniques and conventional Monte Carlo simulations. For discrete systems the method can be programmed to run an order of magnitude faster than other approaches. It does not require high quality random numbers and may also be useful for nonequilibrium studies. 10 references

  18. Extending canonical Monte Carlo methods: II

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    We have previously presented a methodology for extending canonical Monte Carlo methods inspired by a suitable extension of the canonical fluctuation relation C = β2(δE2) compatible with negative heat capacities, C α, as is shown in the particular case of the 2D seven-state Potts model where the exponent α = 0.14–0.18

  19. A Monte Carlo simulation of photomultiplier resolution

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    A Monte Carlo simulation of dynode statistics has been used to generate multiphotoelectron distributions to compare with actual photomultiplier resolution results. In place of Poission of Polya statistics, in this novel approach, the basis for the simulation is an experimentally determined single electron response. The relevance of this method to the study of intrinsic line widths of scintillators is discussed

  20. Parallel processing Monte Carlo radiation transport codes

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    Issues related to distributed-memory multiprocessing as applied to Monte Carlo radiation transport are discussed. Measurements of communication overhead are presented for the radiation transport code MCNP which employs the communication software package PVM, and average efficiency curves are provided for a homogeneous virtual machine

  1. A note on simultaneous Monte Carlo tests

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    Hahn, Ute

    In this short note, Monte Carlo tests of goodness of fit for data of the form X(t), t ∈ I are considered, that reject the null hypothesis if X(t) leaves an acceptance region bounded by an upper and lower curve for some t in I. A construction of the acceptance region is proposed that complies to a...

  2. Novo indicador coincidente para a atividade industrial brasileira

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    Gilberto Hollauer

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho aplicam-se e testam-se, dentro da amostra, algumas metodologias de construção de indicadores coincidentes para atividade industrial visando à detecção de ciclos de crescimento/recessão da atividade industrial. Especificamente, testou-se uma versão baseada no indicador coincidente do The Conference Board (TCB, uma versão modificada deste, na qual as volatilidades são modeladas, a abordagem de Stock-Watson tradicional e, finalmente, testou-se a abordagem de Mariano-Murasawa. Concluiu-se que, em geral, o índice TCB padrão é superior a outros métodos testados, sendo apenas competitivo com o método modificado. Mais ainda, o índice TCB tende a englobar os períodos recessivos apresentados pelos outros índices, sendo correspondentes com os períodos recessivos conhecidos do setor industrial.In this paper we perform and evaluate, in sample, some methodologies for building of coincident indicators focusing on the detection of business cycle of the Industrial activity. Specifically, we try a version of coincident indicator based on the coincident indicator for economy of the TCB (The Conference Board, a modified version in which the volatility is modeled, a Stock-Watson approach and a Mariano-Murasawa approach. We conclude that, in general, the TCB index out-performs the others methods tested, being competitive just with the modified method. Furthermore, The TCB Traditional has the tendency to comprehend the recessives periods of the others, in correspondence with the known recessive periods for industrial activity.

  3. Kuidas kirjutatakse ajalugu? / Carlo Ginzburg ; interv. Marek Tamm

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    Ginzburg, Carlo

    2007-01-01

    Ülevaade Pisa Euroopa kultuuride professori C. Ginzburg'i teostest. Varem. ilm.: Märgid, jäljed ja tõendid : intervjuu Carlo Ginzburgiga // Ginzburg, Carlo. Juust ja vaglad. - Tallinn, 2000. - Lk. 262-271

  4. Ramón Piñeiro, Carlos Casares e a “Nova Narrativa”

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    Teresa Bermúdez Montes

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo nos ocupamos del significado de las dos primeras obras de Carlos Casares en el ámbito de la literatura gallega de posguerra. Pretendemos poner de manifiesto la singularidad de la poética narrativa de Casares y su independencia de la denominada “nova narrativa galega”. Para esto nos serviremos tanto del análisis de las tendencias estéticas imperantes (enmarcadas por el galleguismo de posguerra como de la propia obra narrativa.

  5. El laberinto de la muerte : de Octavio Paz a Carlos Fuentes

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    Ruiz Pérez, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    La reflexión crítica que lleva a cabo Octavio Paz en su ensayo de 1950 El laberinto de la soledad se ve reflejada en la obra narrativa de Carlos Fuentes, especialmente en lo que se refiere a uno de los aspectos que mejor definen la esencia de lo mexicano: la vivencia de la muerte. El ensayo de O. Paz resulta fundamental para comprender la crítica que Fuentes hace a los postulados de un nacionalismo paternalista que ensalzaba todo lo prehispánico per se. Esa indagación en el ser mexicano se co...

  6. Cementos óseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita/acetato de vinilo: caracterización mecánica, termoanálitica y bioactividad in vitro Acrylic bone cement modified whit hydroxiapatyte/vinyl acetate: mechanical, thermoanalytical characterization and in vitro bioactivity

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    Nayrim B. Guerra

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Los cementos óseos se han convertido en los últimos años en biomateriales de gran utilidad en la fijación de prótesis y en la reconstrucción del hueso. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar las propiedades termoanalíticas tales como temperatura máxima de polimerización y tiempo de fraguado en cementos óseos acrílicos modificados con hidroxiapatita/acetato de vinilo, determinar la resistencia a la compresión axial y realizar ensayos de bioactividad in vitro. Diferentes contenidos de acetato de vinilo fueron incorporados en cementos óseos acrílicos cargados todos con un 30 % de hidroxiapatita CORALINA® HAP-200. Las propiedades mecánicas y los parámetros de curado fueron evaluados cumpliendo lo establecido en la Norma ISO 5833 descrita para cementos óseos acrílicos. Se determinaron los parámetros termoanalíticos, obteniéndose tiempos de fraguados entre 3 y 6 minutos y los valores de temperaturas máximas de polimerización oscilan entre 66 y 88 °C. Se obtuvo formulaciones con valores de resistencia a la compresión superiores a lo establecido en la Norma ISO 5833. Se demostró la bioactividad de las formulaciones mediante la inmersión de las muestras en fluido biológico simulado, observándose en la superficie de las mismas la nucleación y el crecimiento de cristales con morfología similar a las apatitas biológicas.Bone cements have become biomaterials of great utility in the prosthesis fixation and as substitutes to the bone. The objective of this study is to evaluate the thermo analytical properties such as setting time and peak temperature of polymerization of acrylic bone cement modified with hydroxyapatite/vinyl acetate, to determine the compression strengths and perform in vitro bioactivity tests. Amounts of vinyl acetate component were incorporated in different percentages in acrylic bone cements, all loaded with 30 % of hydroxyapatite CORALINA® HAP-200. Curing parameters and mechanical properties were

  7. Efecto de una dieta con productos modificados de textura en pacientes ancianos ambulatorios Effects of a diet with products in texture modified diets in elderly ambulatory patients

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    D. A. De Luis

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: Las dificultades para deglutir alimentos y bebidas son un problema en la vida de muchas personas, constituyendo un claro detrimento en su calidad de vida, sobre todo en pacientes ancianos. El objetivo de nuestro trabajo es evaluar en pacientes ancianos ambulatorios con disfagia la influencia en variables nutricionales bioquímicas y antropométricas, así como en la calidad de vida de una dieta comercial modificada de textura lista para su uso incluida en la dieta oral de estos pacientes. Métodos: Estudiamos un total de 29 pacientes en la Consultade Nutrición con disfagia y una edad superior a 70años. Los pacientes recibieron una dieta modificada de textura y suplementada con un producto listo para su uso(Resource Ready® (1.633 kcal, 59,9 g proteínas (16%, 52,1g Lípidos (29%, 231,7 g Hidratos de carbono (57%, 11,1gde Fibra, 82 mg Colesterol. Antes de iniciar la dieta y a los 3 meses de seguimiento a los pacientes se les realizó una analítica, una valoración antropométrica (pliegue tricipital, circunferencia muscular del brazo, circunferencia del brazo, peso, talla, índice de masa corporal, impedanciometría tetrapolar, una encuesta nutricional de 3 días, así como el cuestionario de calidad de vida SF36. Resultados: Se reclutaron un total de 29 pacientes con una distribución por sexo de (18 mujeres y 11 varones, con una edad media de 79,5 ± 8,59 años. Un total de 25,7% presentaban un tumor de vía digestiva alta, un 24% demencia y un 41,3% otras alteraciones neurológicas. Se detectó una mejoría significativa en el peso, masa magra y masa magra de los pacientes tratados, con un aumento significativo de los niveles de proteínas totales, transferrína, albúmina y linfocitos. Las ingestas calórica, proteica, grasa y de hidratos de carbono aumentaron significativamente en términos absolutos. La ingesta calórica corregida por kg de peso mejoró significativamente (26,1 ± 5,7 cal/kg vs 28,9 ± 4,5 cal/kg: p

  8. Emperador, rey y revuelta estamental. Los estamentos de Bohemia y su postura ante la política imperial de Carlos V yFernando I durante la época de la guerra de Esmalcalda

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    Pánek, Jaroslav

    Madrid: Sociedad estatal para la Conmemoración de los Centenarios de Felipe 2 y Carlos 5, 2001 - (Kohler, A.), s. 137-149 ISBN 84-95146-93-2. [Carlos 5 / Karl 5 1500-2000.. Wien (AT), 07.03.2000-11.03.2000] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z8015903 Keywords : history * estates * schmalkaldien war Subject RIV: AB - History

  9. Los cañones de Carlos V

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    Sánchez Morales, Narciso

    1969-12-01

    Full Text Available LA artillería, o la artollerey, como la designaban los pueblos de Centroeuropa allá en el Medievo, comprendía toda la gama de ingenios de guerra para el asedio de plazas, una progresión, evolutiva, de las antiguas catapultas, artefactos y máquinas de herrería. En el siglo XIV se convierte en cañón el Kanone o Kartaune germano, que creemos que, etimológicamente, se deriva de la palabra latina cama o caña, aunque existen quienes lo hagan provenir del bajo alemán Kanne o del vocablo flamenco quenne. Vamos a sujetarnos a la evolución que sufre en España a partir del Medievo, si bien con Carlos V tengamos que fusionarnos con la artillería imperante en toda Europa, ya que nuestro César, como lo hicieran los Reyes Católicos y el mismo Cisneros, tuvo que acudir a la incipiente industria militar que tenía sus principales fundiciones en Europa: Nüremberg, Augsburgo, Innsbruck y Estrasburgo.

  10. Caracterización físico-mecánica, térmica y morfológica de polímeros de redes interpenetradas con base en poliuretano obtenido a partir de aceite de ricino y almidón modificados/polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA Physico-mechanical, thermal and morphological Behaviour of simultaneous interpenetrating polymer networks based on polyurethane from modified castor oiland starch/poly(Methyl Methacrylate

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    Manuel F. Valero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El aceite de ricino se modificó por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Paralelamente, se utilizó la reacción de glucosilación con glicerol para dividir el almidón en unidades monosacáridos. El glucósido obtenido reaccionó por transesterificación con el aceite modificado por transesterificación con pentaeritritol. Se determinó el índice de hidroxilo de los poliol-glucósidos en función del contenido de pentaeritritol y almidón utilizados en la síntesis. Se sintetizaron redes interpenetradas de polímero de manera simultánea (SINs con diferentes relaciones en peso poliuretano/PMMA de 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 y 50/50. Para la síntesis de la red de poliuretano (PU se utilizaron los poliol-glucósidos y diisocianato de isoforona (IPDI o con una relación NCO/OH = 1 y para la síntesis de la red de polimetilmetacrilato (PMMA se utilizó peróxido de benzoílo como agente iniciador y dimetacrilato de etilenglicol como agente entrecruzante. Los SINs se caracterizaron por sus propiedades fisicomecánicas como resistencia al ataque químico, dureza, resistencia a la tensión y elongación de ruptura. La estabilidad térmica de los SINs se determinó usando análisis termogravimétrico (TGA. La morfología de superficie se determinó usando microscopia electrónica de barrido (SEM y mostró una morfología de dos fases para todos los SINs.Castor oil was modified by transesterification with pentaerithritol. In a parallel step, starch was divided into monosaccharide units by glycosylation in order to obtain products with high hydroxyl content. The values of hydroxyl index were measured according to the content of pentaerithritol and starch used in the synthesis. Novel simultaneous interpenetrating polymer networks (SINs of polyurethane (PU and poly(methyl methacrylate (PMMA in different weight ratios of 100/0, 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 and 50/50 were prepared based on polyol-glucosides. The polyurethane network was created by

  11. AISLAMIENTO DE ADN GENÓMICO DE Myrciaria dubia (HBK “CAMU CAMU” APROPIADO PARA ANÁLISIS MOLECULARES

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    Juan Castro Gómez

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    Full Text Available Myrciaria dubia “camu-camu”, una especie nativa de la Amazonía que produce frutos con alto contenido de vitamina C y otras sustancias importantes. Sin embargo, los estudios moleculares de esta planta son escasos, por falta de un protocolo reproducible para purificar sus ácidos nucléicos. El objetivo de este trabajo fue establecer un protocolo para aislar el ADN genómico a partir de hojas de M. dubia, apropiado para análisis moleculares. El ADN se purificó con un protocolo modificado, la calidad y cantidad se estimó por espectrofotometría y electroforesis en gel de agarosa. Adicionalmente, la calidad se evaluó mediante RAPD. El ratio de calidad (A260/A280 promedio del ADN fue 1.9±0.1 y el espectro de absorción UV/Vis presentó un único pico de máxima absorbancia a 260nm. Mediante electroforesis el ADN fue íntegro y sin ARN. También, la síntesis de amplicones RAPD nos sugiere ausencia de inhibidores para polimerasas. La concentración promedio del ADN fue 99±33 ng/ml y el rendimiento promedio fue 237±80 mg ADN/g hoja. En conclusión, se ha establecido un protocolo de aislamiento de ADN genómico a partir de hojas de Myrciaria dubia “camu camu”, caracterizado por permitirnos obtener ADN de alta calidad y cantidad suficiente para análisis moleculares como el RAPD.

  12. Monte Carlo study of real time dynamics

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    Alexandru, Andrei; Bedaque, Paulo F; Vartak, Sohan; Warrington, Neill C

    2016-01-01

    Monte Carlo studies involving real time dynamics are severely restricted by the sign problem that emerges from highly oscillatory phase of the path integral. In this letter, we present a new method to compute real time quantities on the lattice using the Schwinger-Keldysh formalism via Monte Carlo simulations. The key idea is to deform the path integration domain to a complex manifold where the phase oscillations are mild and the sign problem is manageable. We use the previously introduced "contraction algorithm" to create a Markov chain on this alternative manifold. We substantiate our approach by analyzing the quantum mechanical anharmonic oscillator. Our results are in agreement with the exact ones obtained by diagonalization of the Hamiltonian. The method we introduce is generic and in principle applicable to quantum field theory albeit very slow. We discuss some possible improvements that should speed up the algorithm.

  13. Monte Carlo Simulation for Particle Detectors

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    Pia, Maria Grazia

    2012-01-01

    Monte Carlo simulation is an essential component of experimental particle physics in all the phases of its life-cycle: the investigation of the physics reach of detector concepts, the design of facilities and detectors, the development and optimization of data reconstruction software, the data analysis for the production of physics results. This note briefly outlines some research topics related to Monte Carlo simulation, that are relevant to future experimental perspectives in particle physics. The focus is on physics aspects: conceptual progress beyond current particle transport schemes, the incorporation of materials science knowledge relevant to novel detection technologies, functionality to model radiation damage, the capability for multi-scale simulation, quantitative validation and uncertainty quantification to determine the predictive power of simulation. The R&D on simulation for future detectors would profit from cooperation within various components of the particle physics community, and synerg...

  14. Multilevel Monte Carlo Approaches for Numerical Homogenization

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    2015-10-01

    In this article, we study the application of multilevel Monte Carlo (MLMC) approaches to numerical random homogenization. Our objective is to compute the expectation of some functionals of the homogenized coefficients, or of the homogenized solutions. This is accomplished within MLMC by considering different sizes of representative volumes (RVEs). Many inexpensive computations with the smallest RVE size are combined with fewer expensive computations performed on larger RVEs. Likewise, when it comes to homogenized solutions, different levels of coarse-grid meshes are used to solve the homogenized equation. We show that, by carefully selecting the number of realizations at each level, we can achieve a speed-up in the computations in comparison to a standard Monte Carlo method. Numerical results are presented for both one-dimensional and two-dimensional test-cases that illustrate the efficiency of the approach.

  15. Coevolution Based Adaptive Monte Carlo Localization (CEAMCL

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    Luo Ronghua

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available An adaptive Monte Carlo localization algorithm based on coevolution mechanism of ecological species is proposed. Samples are clustered into species, each of which represents a hypothesis of the robot's pose. Since the coevolution between the species ensures that the multiple distinct hypotheses can be tracked stably, the problem of premature convergence when using MCL in highly symmetric environments can be solved. And the sample size can be adjusted adaptively over time according to the uncertainty of the robot's pose by using the population growth model. In addition, by using the crossover and mutation operators in evolutionary computation, intra-species evolution can drive the samples move towards the regions where the desired posterior density is large. So a small size of samples can represent the desired density well enough to make precise localization. The new algorithm is termed coevolution based adaptive Monte Carlo localization (CEAMCL. Experiments have been carried out to prove the efficiency of the new localization algorithm.

  16. Monte Carlo simulation of gas Cerenkov detectors

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    Theoretical study of selected gamma-ray and electron diagnostic necessitates coupling Cerenkov radiation to electron/photon cascades. A Cerenkov production model and its incorporation into a general geometry Monte Carlo coupled electron/photon transport code is discussed. A special optical photon ray-trace is implemented using bulk optical properties assigned to each Monte Carlo zone. Good agreement exists between experimental and calculated Cerenkov data in the case of a carbon-dioxide gas Cerenkov detector experiment. Cerenkov production and threshold data are presented for a typical carbon-dioxide gas detector that converts a 16.7 MeV photon source to Cerenkov light, which is collected by optics and detected by a photomultiplier

  17. No-compromise reptation quantum Monte Carlo

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    Since its publication, the reptation quantum Monte Carlo algorithm of Baroni and Moroni (1999 Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 4745) has been applied to several important problems in physics, but its mathematical foundations are not well understood. We show that their algorithm is not of typical Metropolis-Hastings type, and we specify conditions required for the generated Markov chain to be stationary and to converge to the intended distribution. The time-step bias may add up, and in many applications it is only the middle of a reptile that is the most important. Therefore, we propose an alternative, 'no-compromise reptation quantum Monte Carlo' to stabilize the middle of the reptile. (fast track communication)

  18. Fast Lattice Monte Carlo Simulations of Polymers

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    Wang, Qiang; Zhang, Pengfei

    2014-03-01

    The recently proposed fast lattice Monte Carlo (FLMC) simulations (with multiple occupancy of lattice sites (MOLS) and Kronecker δ-function interactions) give much faster/better sampling of configuration space than both off-lattice molecular simulations (with pair-potential calculations) and conventional lattice Monte Carlo simulations (with self- and mutual-avoiding walk and nearest-neighbor interactions) of polymers.[1] Quantitative coarse-graining of polymeric systems can also be performed using lattice models with MOLS.[2] Here we use several model systems, including polymer melts, solutions, blends, as well as confined and/or grafted polymers, to demonstrate the great advantages of FLMC simulations in the study of equilibrium properties of polymers.

  19. Status of Monte Carlo at Los Alamos

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    Four papers were presented by Group X-6 on April 22, 1980, at the Oak Ridge Radiation Shielding Information Center (RSIC) Seminar-Workshop on Theory and Applications of Monte Carlo Methods. These papers are combined into one report for convenience and because they are related to each other. The first paper (by Thompson and Cashwell) is a general survey about X-6 and MCNP and is an introduction to the other three papers. It can also serve as a resume of X-6. The second paper (by Godfrey) explains some of the details of geometry specification in MCNP. The third paper (by Cashwell and Schrandt) illustrates calculating flux at a point with MCNP; in particular, the once-more-collided flux estimator is demonstrated. Finally, the fourth paper (by Thompson, Deutsch, and Booth) is a tutorial on some variance-reduction techniques. It should be required for a fledging Monte Carlo practitioner

  20. Composite biasing in Monte Carlo radiative transfer

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    Baes, Maarten; Lunttila, Tuomas; Bianchi, Simone; Camps, Peter; Juvela, Mika; Kuiper, Rolf

    2016-01-01

    Biasing or importance sampling is a powerful technique in Monte Carlo radiative transfer, and can be applied in different forms to increase the accuracy and efficiency of simulations. One of the drawbacks of the use of biasing is the potential introduction of large weight factors. We discuss a general strategy, composite biasing, to suppress the appearance of large weight factors. We use this composite biasing approach for two different problems faced by current state-of-the-art Monte Carlo radiative transfer codes: the generation of photon packages from multiple components, and the penetration of radiation through high optical depth barriers. In both cases, the implementation of the relevant algorithms is trivial and does not interfere with any other optimisation techniques. Through simple test models, we demonstrate the general applicability, accuracy and efficiency of the composite biasing approach. In particular, for the penetration of high optical depths, the gain in efficiency is spectacular for the spe...

  1. EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits SESAME

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    The European Commissioner for research, science and innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited the SESAME laboratory in Jordan on Monday 13 April. When it begins operation in 2016, SESAME, a synchrotron light source, will be the Middle East’s first major international science centre, carrying out experiments ranging from the physical sciences to environmental science and archaeology.   CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer (left) and European Commissioner Carlos Moedas with the model SESAME magnet. © European Union, 2015.   Commissioner Moedas was accompanied by a European Commission delegation led by Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, as well as Rolf Heuer, CERN Director-General, Jean-Pierre Koutchouk, coordinator of the CERN-EC Support for SESAME Magnets (CESSAMag) project and Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, a leading advocate of science in the region. They toured the SESAME facility together with SESAME Director, Khaled Tou...

  2. Hybrid Monte Carlo with Chaotic Mixing

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    Kadakia, Nirag

    2016-01-01

    We propose a hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) technique applicable to high-dimensional multivariate normal distributions that effectively samples along chaotic trajectories. The method is predicated on the freedom of choice of the HMC momentum distribution, and due to its mixing properties, exhibits sample-to-sample autocorrelations that decay far faster than those in the traditional hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm. We test the methods on distributions of varying correlation structure, finding that the proposed technique produces superior covariance estimates, is less reliant on step-size tuning, and can even function with sparse or no momentum re-sampling. The method presented here is promising for more general distributions, such as those that arise in Bayesian learning of artificial neural networks and in the state and parameter estimation of dynamical systems.

  3. Monte Carlo Shell Model Mass Predictions

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    The nuclear mass calculation is discussed in terms of large-scale shell model calculations. First, the development and limitations of the conventional shell model calculations are mentioned. In order to overcome the limitations, the Quantum Monte Carlo Diagonalization (QMCD) method has been proposed. The basic formulation and features of the QMCD method are presented as well as its application to the nuclear shell model, referred to as Monte Carlo Shell Model (MCSM). The MCSM provides us with a breakthrough in shell model calculations: the structure of low-lying states can be studied with realistic interactions for a nearly unlimited variety of nuclei. Thus, the MCSM can contribute significantly to the study of nuclear masses. An application to N∼20 unstable nuclei far from the β-stability line is mentioned

  4. Quantum Monte Carlo calculations for carbon nanotubes

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    Luu, Thomas; Lähde, Timo A.

    2016-04-01

    We show how lattice quantum Monte Carlo can be applied to the electronic properties of carbon nanotubes in the presence of strong electron-electron correlations. We employ the path-integral formalism and use methods developed within the lattice QCD community for our numerical work. Our lattice Hamiltonian is closely related to the hexagonal Hubbard model augmented by a long-range electron-electron interaction. We apply our method to the single-quasiparticle spectrum of the (3,3) armchair nanotube configuration, and consider the effects of strong electron-electron correlations. Our approach is equally applicable to other nanotubes, as well as to other carbon nanostructures. We benchmark our Monte Carlo calculations against the two- and four-site Hubbard models, where a direct numerical solution is feasible.

  5. Status of Monte Carlo at Los Alamos

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    At Los Alamos the early work of Fermi, von Neumann, and Ulam has been developed and supplemented by many followers, notably Cashwell and Everett, and the main product today is the continuous-energy, general-purpose, generalized-geometry, time-dependent, coupled neutron-photon transport code called MCNP. The Los Alamos Monte Carlo research and development effort is concentrated in Group X-6. MCNP treats an arbitrary three-dimensional configuration of arbitrary materials in geometric cells bounded by first- and second-degree surfaces and some fourth-degree surfaces (elliptical tori). Monte Carlo has evolved into perhaps the main method for radiation transport calculations at Los Alamos. MCNP is used in every technical division at the Laboratory by over 130 users about 600 times a month accounting for nearly 200 hours of CDC-7600 time

  6. A Monte Carlo solution to skyshine radiation

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    A Monte Carlo method was used to calculate the skyshine doses from 2-ft exposure cell ceiling of an accelerator. Modifications were made to the Monte Carlo program MORSE code to perform this analysis. Adjoint mode calculations provided optimum Russian roulette and splitting parameters which were later used in the forward mode calculations. Russian roulette and splitting were used at the collision sites and at boundary crossings. Exponential transform was used for particle pathlength stretching. The TIGER code was used to generate the anisotropic source term and P5 Legendre expansion was used to compute the cross sections. Where negative fluxes occured at detector locations due to large angle scatterings, a macroscopic cross section data bank was used to make Klein-Nishina and pair production flux estimates. With the above modifications, sixty detectors at locations ranging from 10 to 300 ft from the cell wall showed good statistical responses (5 to 10% fsd)

  7. Consumer preferences of genetically modified foods of vegetal and animal origin in Chile Preferências dos consumidores aos alimentos geneticamente modificados de origem animal e vegetal no Chile

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    Berta Schnettler

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Given the debate generated by Genetically Modified (GM foods in developed and developing countries, the aim was to evaluate the importance of determining factors in the preference of consumers in Temuco and Talca in central-southern Chile for GM foods using conjoint analysis and to determine the existence of different market segments using a survey of 800 people. Using conjoint analysis, it was established that, in general, genetic modification was a more important factor than either brand or price in the consumer's decision to purchase either food. Cluster analysis identified three segments: the largest (51.4% assigned greatest importance to brand and preferred genetically modified milk and tomato sauce; the second group (41.0% gave greatest importance to the existence of genetic manipulation and preferred non-genetically modified foods; the smallest segment (7.6% mainly valued price and preferred milk and tomato sauce with no genetic manipulation. The three segments rejected the store brand and preferred to pay less for both foods. The results are discussed based on studies conducted in developed and developing countries.Com base no debate gerado pelos alimentos geneticamente modificados (GM, tanto em países desenvolvidos como em países em desenvolvimento, a partir do uso da conjoint analysis, o objetivo foi avaliar a importância dos fatores determinantes na preferência de alimentos GM pelos consumidores das cidades de Temuco e Talca, zona Centro-Sul do Chile, e a existência de diferentes segmentos de mercado, mediante uma enquete a 800 pessoas. Utilizando conjoint analysis, se determinou, em geral, que a existência de modificação genética foi mais importante que a marca e o preço na decisão de compra de ambos os alimentos. Mediante análise cluster, se distinguiram três segmentos, o mais numeroso (51,4% deu leve maior importância à marca e preferiu leite e molho de tomate geneticamente modificado. O segundo grupo (41,0% deu

  8. The lund Monte Carlo for jet fragmentation

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    We present a Monte Carlo program based on the Lund model for jet fragmentation. Quark, gluon, diquark and hadron jets are considered. Special emphasis is put on the fragmentation of colour singlet jet systems, for which energy, momentum and flavour are conserved explicitly. The model for decays of unstable particles, in particular the weak decay of heavy hadrons, is described. The central part of the paper is a detailed description on how to use the FORTRAN 77 program. (Author)

  9. New Dynamic Monte Carlo Renormalization Group Method

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    Lacasse, Martin-D.; Vinals, Jorge; Grant, Martin

    1992-01-01

    The dynamical critical exponent of the two-dimensional spin-flip Ising model is evaluated by a Monte Carlo renormalization group method involving a transformation in time. The results agree very well with a finite-size scaling analysis performed on the same data. The value of $z = 2.13 \\pm 0.01$ is obtained, which is consistent with most recent estimates.

  10. Autocorrelations in hybrid Monte Carlo simulations

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    Simulations of QCD suffer from severe critical slowing down towards the continuum limit. This problem is known to be prominent in the topological charge, however, all observables are affected to various degree by these slow modes in the Monte Carlo evolution. We investigate the slowing down in high statistics simulations and propose a new error analysis method, which gives a realistic estimate of the contribution of the slow modes to the errors. (orig.)

  11. Monte Carlo methods for preference learning

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    Viappiani, P.

    2012-01-01

    Utility elicitation is an important component of many applications, such as decision support systems and recommender systems. Such systems query the users about their preferences and give recommendations based on the system’s belief about the utility function. Critical to these applications is th...... is the acquisition of prior distribution about the utility parameters and the possibility of real time Bayesian inference. In this paper we consider Monte Carlo methods for these problems....

  12. The Moment Guided Monte Carlo Method

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    Degond, Pierre; Dimarco, Giacomo; Pareschi, Lorenzo

    2009-01-01

    In this work we propose a new approach for the numerical simulation of kinetic equations through Monte Carlo schemes. We introduce a new technique which permits to reduce the variance of particle methods through a matching with a set of suitable macroscopic moment equations. In order to guarantee that the moment equations provide the correct solutions, they are coupled to the kinetic equation through a non equilibrium term. The basic idea, on which the method relies, consists in guiding the p...

  13. Handbook of Markov chain Monte Carlo

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    Brooks, Steve

    2011-01-01

    ""Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo"" brings together the major advances that have occurred in recent years while incorporating enough introductory material for new users of MCMC. Along with thorough coverage of the theoretical foundations and algorithmic and computational methodology, this comprehensive handbook includes substantial realistic case studies from a variety of disciplines. These case studies demonstrate the application of MCMC methods and serve as a series of templates for the construction, implementation, and choice of MCMC methodology.

  14. Simulated Annealing using Hybrid Monte Carlo

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    Salazar, Rafael; Toral, Raúl

    1997-01-01

    We propose a variant of the simulated annealing method for optimization in the multivariate analysis of differentiable functions. The method uses global actualizations via the hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm in their generalized version for the proposal of new configurations. We show how this choice can improve upon the performance of simulated annealing methods (mainly when the number of variables is large) by allowing a more effective searching scheme and a faster annealing schedule.

  15. Coevolution Based Adaptive Monte Carlo Localization (CEAMCL)

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    Luo Ronghua; Hong Bingrong

    2004-01-01

    An adaptive Monte Carlo localization algorithm based on coevolution mechanism of ecological species is proposed. Samples are clustered into species, each of which represents a hypothesis of the robot's pose. Since the coevolution between the species ensures that the multiple distinct hypotheses can be tracked stably, the problem of premature convergence when using MCL in highly symmetric environments can be solved. And the sample size can be adjusted adaptively over time according to the unce...

  16. Monte Carlo modeling of liquid scinttilation spectra

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    Šimek, Ondřej; Šídlová, V.; Světlík, Ivo; Tomášková, Lenka

    Praha : ČVUT v Praze, 2007, s. 90-93. ISBN 978-80-01-03901-4. [Dny radiační ochrany /29./. Kouty nad Desnou, Hrubý Jeseník (CZ), 05.11.2007-09.11.2007] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : Monte Carlo modelling * liquid scintillation spectra * energy deposition Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  17. Monte Carlo Simulations of Star Clusters

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    Giersz, M

    2000-01-01

    A revision of Stod\\'o{\\l}kiewicz's Monte Carlo code is used to simulate evolution of large star clusters. The survey on the evolution of multi-mass N-body systems influenced by the tidal field of a parent galaxy and by stellar evolution is discussed. For the first time, the simulation on the "star-by-star" bases of evolution of 1,000,000 body star cluster is presented. \\

  18. Replica Exchange for Reactive Monte Carlo Simulations

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    Turner, C.H.; Brennan, J.K.; Lísal, Martin

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 111, č. 43 (2007), s. 15706-15715. ISSN 1932-7447 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA203/05/0725; GA AV ČR 1ET400720409; GA AV ČR 1ET400720507 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z40720504 Keywords : monte carlo * simulation * reactive system Subject RIV: CF - Physical ; Theoretical Chemistry

  19. A Ballistic Monte Carlo Approximation of {\\pi}

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    Dumoulin, Vincent

    2014-01-01

    We compute a Monte Carlo approximation of {\\pi} using importance sampling with shots coming out of a Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun as the proposal distribution. An approximated value of 3.136 is obtained, corresponding to a 0.17% error on the exact value of {\\pi}. To our knowledge, this represents the first attempt at estimating {\\pi} using such method, thus opening up new perspectives towards computing mathematical constants using everyday tools.

  20. Topological zero modes in Monte Carlo simulations

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    We present an improvement of global Metropolis updating steps, the instanton hits, used in a hybrid Monte Carlo simulation of the two-flavor Schwinger model with staggered fermions. These hits are designed to change the topological sector of the gauge field. In order to match these hits to an unquenched simulation with pseudofermions, the approximate zero mode structure of the lattice Dirac operator has to be considered explicitly. (orig.)

  1. On adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms

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    Atchadé, Yves F.; Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.

    2005-01-01

    We look at adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms that generate stochastic processes based on sequences of transition kernels, where each transition kernel is allowed to depend on the history of the process. We show under certain conditions that the stochastic process generated is ergodic, with appropriate stationary distribution. We use this result to analyse an adaptive version of the random walk Metropolis algorithm where the scale parameter σ is sequentially adapted using a Robbins-...

  2. Introduction to the Monte Carlo methods

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    Codes illustrating the use of Monte Carlo methods in high energy physics such as the inverse transformation method, the ejection method, the particle propagation through the nucleus, the particle interaction with the nucleus, etc. are presented. A set of useful algorithms of random number generators is given (the binomial distribution, the Poisson distribution, β-distribution, γ-distribution and normal distribution). 5 figs., 1 tab

  3. Tracklength biassing in Monte Carlo radiation transport

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    Tracklength stretching is employed in deep penetration Monte Carlo studies for variance reduction. Incorporating a dependence of the biassing on the angular disposition of the track improves the procedure. Linear and exponential forms for this dependence are investigated here, using Spanier's self-learning technique. Suitable biassing parameters are worked out for representative shield systems, for use in practical simulations. Of the two, we find that the exponential scheme performs better. (orig.)

  4. A Monte Carlo for BFKL Physics

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    Orr, Lynne H.; Stirling, W. J.

    2000-01-01

    Virtual photon scattering in e^+e^- collisions can result in events with the electron-positron pair at large rapidity separation with hadronic activity in between. The BFKL equation resums large logarithms that dominate the cross section for this process. We report here on a Monte Carlo method for solving the BFKL equation that allows kinematic constraints to be taken into account. The application to e^+e^- collisions is in progress.

  5. Lookahead Strategies for Sequential Monte Carlo

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    Lin, Ming; Chen, Rong; Liu, Jun

    2013-01-01

    Based on the principles of importance sampling and resampling, sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) encompasses a large set of powerful techniques dealing with complex stochastic dynamic systems. Many of these systems possess strong memory, with which future information can help sharpen the inference about the current state. By providing theoretical justification of several existing algorithms and introducing several new ones, we study systematically how to construct efficient SMC algorithms to take ...

  6. Archimedes, the Free Monte Carlo simulator

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    Sellier, Jean Michel D.

    2012-01-01

    Archimedes is the GNU package for Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport in semiconductor devices. The first release appeared in 2004 and since then it has been improved with many new features like quantum corrections, magnetic fields, new materials, GUI, etc. This document represents the first attempt to have a complete manual. Many of the Physics models implemented are described and a detailed description is presented to make the user able to write his/her own input deck. Please, fee...

  7. Monte Carlo simulation and numerical integration

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    Geweke, John F.

    1995-01-01

    This is a survey of simulation methods in economics, with a specific focus on integration problems. It describes acceptance methods, importance sampling procedures, and Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for simulation from univariate and multivariate distributions and their application to the approximation of integrals. The exposition gives emphasis to combinations of different approaches and assessment of the accuracy of numerical approximations to integrals and expectations. The survey illus...

  8. jTracker and Monte Carlo Comparison

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    Selensky, Lauren; SeaQuest/E906 Collaboration

    2015-10-01

    SeaQuest is designed to observe the characteristics and behavior of `sea-quarks' in a proton by reconstructing them from the subatomic particles produced in a collision. The 120 GeV beam from the main injector collides with a fixed target and then passes through a series of detectors which records information about the particles produced in the collision. However, this data becomes meaningful only after it has been processed, stored, analyzed, and interpreted. Several programs are involved in this process. jTracker (sqerp) reads wire or hodoscope hits and reconstructs the tracks of potential dimuon pairs from a run, and Geant4 Monte Carlo simulates dimuon production and background noise from the beam. During track reconstruction, an event must meet the criteria set by the tracker to be considered a viable dimuon pair; this ensures that relevant data is retained. As a check, a comparison between a new version of jTracker and Monte Carlo was made in order to see how accurately jTracker could reconstruct the events created by Monte Carlo. In this presentation, the results of the inquest and their potential effects on the programming will be shown. This work is supported by U.S. DOE MENP Grant DE-FG02-03ER41243.

  9. Monte Carlo dose mapping on deforming anatomy

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    Zhong, Hualiang; Siebers, Jeffrey V.

    2009-10-01

    This paper proposes a Monte Carlo-based energy and mass congruent mapping (EMCM) method to calculate the dose on deforming anatomy. Different from dose interpolation methods, EMCM separately maps each voxel's deposited energy and mass from a source image to a reference image with a displacement vector field (DVF) generated by deformable image registration (DIR). EMCM was compared with other dose mapping methods: energy-based dose interpolation (EBDI) and trilinear dose interpolation (TDI). These methods were implemented in EGSnrc/DOSXYZnrc, validated using a numerical deformable phantom and compared for clinical CT images. On the numerical phantom with an analytically invertible deformation map, EMCM mapped the dose exactly the same as its analytic solution, while EBDI and TDI had average dose errors of 2.5% and 6.0%. For a lung patient's IMRT treatment plan, EBDI and TDI differed from EMCM by 1.96% and 7.3% in the lung patient's entire dose region, respectively. As a 4D Monte Carlo dose calculation technique, EMCM is accurate and its speed is comparable to 3D Monte Carlo simulation. This method may serve as a valuable tool for accurate dose accumulation as well as for 4D dosimetry QA.

  10. Quantum Monte Carlo for vibrating molecules

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    Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) has successfully computed the total electronic energies of atoms and molecules. The main goal of this work is to use correlation function quantum Monte Carlo (CFQMC) to compute the vibrational state energies of molecules given a potential energy surface (PES). In CFQMC, an ensemble of random walkers simulate the diffusion and branching processes of the imaginary-time time dependent Schroedinger equation in order to evaluate the matrix elements. The program QMCVIB was written to perform multi-state VMC and CFQMC calculations and employed for several calculations of the H2O and C3 vibrational states, using 7 PES's, 3 trial wavefunction forms, two methods of non-linear basis function parameter optimization, and on both serial and parallel computers. In order to construct accurate trial wavefunctions different wavefunctions forms were required for H2O and C3. In order to construct accurate trial wavefunctions for C3, the non-linear parameters were optimized with respect to the sum of the energies of several low-lying vibrational states. In order to stabilize the statistical error estimates for C3 the Monte Carlo data was collected into blocks. Accurate vibrational state energies were computed using both serial and parallel QMCVIB programs. Comparison of vibrational state energies computed from the three C3 PES's suggested that a non-linear equilibrium geometry PES is the most accurate and that discrete potential representations may be used to conveniently determine vibrational state energies

  11. Monte Carlo small-sample perturbation calculations

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    Two different Monte Carlo methods have been developed for benchmark computations of small-sample-worths in simplified geometries. The first is basically a standard Monte Carlo perturbation method in which neutrons are steered towards the sample by roulette and splitting. One finds, however, that two variance reduction methods are required to make this sort of perturbation calculation feasible. First, neutrons that have passed through the sample must be exempted from roulette. Second, neutrons must be forced to undergo scattering collisions in the sample. Even when such methods are invoked, however, it is still necessary to exaggerate the volume fraction of the sample by drastically reducing the size of the core. The benchmark calculations are then used to test more approximate methods, and not directly to analyze experiments. In the second method the flux at the surface of the sample is assumed to be known. Neutrons entering the sample are drawn from this known flux and tracking by Monte Carlo. The effect of the sample or the fission rate is then inferred from the histories of these neutrons. The characteristics of both of these methods are explored empirically

  12. MONTE CARLO SIMULATION AND VALUATION: A STOCHASTIC APPROACH SIMULAÇÃO DE MONTE CARLO E VALUATION: UMA ABORDAGEM ESTOCÁSTICA

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    Marcos Roberto Gois de Oliveira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Among the various business valuation methodologies, the discounted cash flow is still the most adopted nowadays on both academic and professional environment. Although many authors support thatmethodology as the most adequate one for business valuation, its projective feature implies in an uncertaintyissue presents in all financial models based on future expectations, the risk that the projected assumptionsdoes not occur. One of the alternatives to measure the risk inherent to the discounted cash flow valuation isto add Monte Carlo Simulation to the deterministic business valuation model in order to create a stochastic model, which can perform a statistic analysis of risk. The objective of this work was to evaluate thepertinence regarding the Monte Carlo Simulation adoption to measure the uncertainty inherent to the business valuation using discounted cash flow, identifying whether the Monte Carlo simulation enhance theaccuracy of this asset pricing methodology. The results of this work assures the operational e icacy ofdiscounted cash flow business valuation using Monte Carlo Simulation, confirming that the adoption of thatmethodology allows a relevant enhancement of the results in comparison with those obtained by using thedeterministic business valuation model.Dentre as diversas metodologias de avaliação de empresas, a avaliação por fluxo de caixa descontadocontinua sendo a mais adotada na atualidade, tanto no meio acadêmico como no profissional. Embora  essametodologia seja considerada por diversos autores como a mais adequada para a avaliação de empresas no contexto atual, seu caráter projetivo remete a um componente de incerteza presente em todos os modelos baseados em expectativas futuras o risco de as premissas de projeção adotadas não se concretizarem. Uma das alternativas para a mensuração do risco inerente à avaliação de empresas pelo fluxo de caixa descontadoconsiste na incorporação da Simulação de Monte

  13. Salud en todas las políticas. Apuntes para el paso a la acción

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    Elvira Sanz Tolosana

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Muchos de los determinantes que condicionan nuestra salud pueden ser modificados por actuaciones realizadas fuera del sector sanitario, integrando las políticas elaboradas por las Administraciones de distintos sectores (vivienda, transporte, empleo, medio ambiente, educación, economía, etc.. Esta estrategia se ha convertido en uno de los principales ejes de acción y de investigación en salud pública. El objetivo de este artículo es definir en qué consiste esta estrategia y presentar las experiencias más relevantes que se han implementado en los últimos años, analizando las aportaciones de los casos más paradigmáticos: Suecia, Finlandia y South Australia. Como afirma la Declaración de Adelaida, esta estrategia pone encima de la mesa la necesidad de un nuevo contrato social para avanzar en el desarrollo humano y la equidad para lo que se requiere una nueva forma de gobernanza que incluya a todos los sectores, niveles de gobierno y la participación ciudadana.

  14. Requisa y exclusión de la prueba en la jurisprudencia reciente de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos (un aliciente para que la Corte Suprema argentina escape al “preferiría no hacerlo”

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    Mariano Gabriel Juárez

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    Full Text Available Durante la década de 1990, la Suprema Corte argentina elaboró un estándar en materia de requisas sin orden judicial (registro personal que ampliaba considerablemente las facultades policiales. Para ello se nutrió de la jurisprudencia de la Corte estadounidense en la materia (Terry vs. Ohio. Sin perjuicio de que en su nueva integración la Corte argentina ha adoptado una postura más progresista en materia de derechos humanos, el estándar (restrictivo fijado en su anterior integración no se ha modificado. Dos fallos recientes de la Suprema Corte de Estados Unidos sobre registros policiales en automóviles y excepción a la exclusionary rule debieran incentivar un cambio jurisprudencial acorde con los principios constitucionales vigentes.

  15. Requisa y exclusión de la prueba en la jurisprudencia reciente de la Suprema Corte de los Estados Unidos (un aliciente para que la Corte Suprema argentina escape al “preferiría no hacerlo”

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    Mariano Gabriel Juárez

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    Full Text Available Durante la década de 1990, la Suprema Corte argentina elaboró un estándar en materia de requisas sin orden judicial (registro personal que ampliaba considerablemente las facultades policiales. Para ello se nutrió de la jurisprudencia de la Corte estadounidense en la materia (Terry vs. Ohio. Sin perjuicio de que en su nueva integración la Corte argentina ha adoptado una postura más progresista en materia de derechos humanos, el estándar (restrictivo fijado en su anterior integración no se ha modificado. Dos fallos recientes de la Suprema Corte de Estados Unidos sobre registros policiales en automóviles y excepción a la exclusionary rule debieran incentivar un cambio jurisprudencial acorde con los principios constitucionales vigentes.

  16. Parâmetros, considerações e modulação de programas de exercício físico para pacientes oncológicos: uma revisão sistemática

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    Wodyson Thiago Escriboni Soares

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Este trabalho buscou dados que descrevessem a utilização do exercício físico, não como método preventivo, mas sim como modalidade terapêutica adjuvante no enfrentamento do câncer (CA) e seu tratamento desde o diagnóstico até a recuperação, visto que são muitos os prejuízos e efeitos colaterais vivenciados pelos pacientes que podem ser modificados através da prática de exercícios físicos. OBJETIVOS: Identificar e selecionar referências que demonstrassem parâmetros necessários para ...

  17. Nuevas aplicaciones de la electroforesis capilar acoplada a espectrometría de masas para la evaluación de metabolitos endógenos de interés clínico en orina

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    Hernández Prieto, Raquel

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    [ES]Uno de los campos actuales dentro de la Química Analítica de aplicación clínica, es la puesta a punto de métodos de análisis rápidos y eficaces para la determinación de metabolitos endógenos de interés clínico en fluidos biológicos. En este contexto se sitúan los nucleósidos y nucleobases libres y modificados, compuestos que se excretan de forma natural en la orina como productos de la regeneración del ARN de trasferencia (ARNt) y de la reparación del ADN como resultado del daño por es...

  18. Sistema de gestión de gestión y ayuda a la toma de decisiones para cuerpos de bomberos

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    García González, Jesús

    2012-01-01

    El presente proyecto describe un sistema de soporte a decisiones para brigadas de emergencia. Se pretende diseñar una aplicación enmarcada dentro del contexto de ayuda a la toma de decisiones para servicios de emergencias como parte visible de una red de comunicaciones ad-hoc diseñada en colaboración con la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y el Parque de Bomberos de Fuenlabrada. El diseño está enfocado para uso en brigadas de bomberos, no obstante, podría extra...

  19. Guideline of Monte Carlo calculation. Neutron/gamma ray transport simulation by Monte Carlo method

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    This report condenses basic theories and advanced applications of neutron/gamma ray transport calculations in many fields of nuclear energy research. Chapters 1 through 5 treat historical progress of Monte Carlo methods, general issues of variance reduction technique, cross section libraries used in continuous energy Monte Carlo codes. In chapter 6, the following issues are discussed: fusion benchmark experiments, design of ITER, experiment analyses of fast critical assembly, core analyses of JMTR, simulation of pulsed neutron experiment, core analyses of HTTR, duct streaming calculations, bulk shielding calculations, neutron/gamma ray transport calculations of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Chapters 8 and 9 treat function enhancements of MCNP and MVP codes, and a parallel processing of Monte Carlo calculation, respectively. An important references are attached at the end of this report.

  20. Monte Carlo simulations in medical technology- II. Application of Monte Carlo procedure to medical technology

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    Methods for Monte Carlo procedure in radiation measurement by SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) and 3-D PET (3-dimensional positron emission tomography) are described together with its application to develop and optimize the scattering correction method in 201Tl-SPECT. In the medical technology, the Monte Carlo simulation makes it possible to quantify the behavior of a photon like scattering and absorption, and which can be performed by the use of EGS4 simulation code consisting from Step A - E. With the method, data collection procedures of the diagnostic equipments for nuclear medicine and application to develop the transmission radiation source for SPECT are described. Precision of the scattering correction method is also evaluated in the SPECT by the Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation is a useful tool for evaluating the behavior of radiation in the human body which can not be actually measured. (K.H.)

  1. Análise da adaptabilidade e estabilidade de produção em ensaios regionais de feijoeiro para o Estado de São Paulo

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    Guilherme Augusto Peres Silva

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar genótipos, superiores em produtividade, adaptabilidade e estabilidade, na produção de grãos de feijoeiro, por meio da análise Lin & Binns (1988, modificada por Carneiro (1998. Foram avaliados vinte e dois genótipos pertencentes aos principais programas de melhoramento do país. Essas avaliações constaram de dados dos ensaios de VCU 2007/2008/2009 para o Estado de São Paulo, que seguiram as normas estabelecidas pelo MAPA/SNPC, para ensaios de campo. Estes ensaios foram instalados em vinte e quatro ambientes, nas épocas das águas de 2007 e 2008, seca de 2008 e 2009 e inverno de 2008 e 2009. Os resultados obtidos no conjunto dos anos e ambientes de 2007/2008/2009 demonstraram que os genótipos 'Gen C2-1-3', 'CNFC 10408', 'Juriti Claro' e 'LP 04-72' comportaram-se como os mais estáveis e adaptados. O método Lin & Binns (1988, modificado por Carneiro (1998, mostrou-se adequado para análise dos dados, identificando os genótipos mais estáveis, produtivos e adaptados aos ambientes de cultivo.

  2. Estimación de modelos de equilibrio general en economías dinámicas por métodos de Monte Carlo y Cadenas de Markov Estimation of general equilibium model in dynamic economies using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods

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    Gloria Estévez; Saba Infante; Francisco Sáez

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se describe un procedimiento general para hacer inferencia bayesiana basados en la evaluación de la verosimilitud de los modelos de equilibrio general estocásticos (MEGE) a través de los métodos de Monte Carlo por Cadenas de Markov (MCMC). La metodología propuesta requiere log linealizar los modelos, transformarlos en la forma espacio estado, luego utilizar el filtro de Kalman para evaluar la función de verosimilitud y finalmente aplicar el algoritmo Metropolis Hastings para e...

  3. Monte Carlo modelling for individual monitoring

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    Full text: Individual monitoring techniques provide suitable tools for the estimate of personal dose equivalent Hp(d), representative of the effective dose, in case of external irradiation, or the evaluation of the committed effective dose by inference from activity measurements, in case of internal contamination. In both these fields Monte Carlo techniques play a crucial role: they can provide a series of parameters that are usually difficult, sometimes impossible, to be assessed experimentally. The aim of this paper is to give a panoramic view of Monte Carlo studies in external exposures individual monitoring field; internal dosimetry applications are briefly summarized in another paper. The operative practice in the field of occupational exposure relies on the employment of personal dosemeters to be worn appropriately on the body in order to guarantee a reliable estimate of the radiation protection quantities (i.e. effective dose or equivalent dose). Personal dosemeters are calibrated in terms of the ICRU operational quantity personal dose equivalent, Hp(d), that should, in principle, represent a reasonably conservative approximation of the radiation protection quantity (this condition is not fulfilled in a specific neutron energy range). All the theoretical and practical implementation of photon individual monitoring relies on two main aspects: the definition of the operational quantities and the calculation of the corresponding conversion coefficients for the field quantities (fluence and air kerma); the characterization of individual dosemeters in terms of these operational quantities with the associated energy and angular type test evaluations carried out on suitable calibration phantoms. For the first aspect (evaluation of conversion coefficients) rather exhaustive tabulations of Monte Carlo evaluated conversion coefficients has been published in ICRP and ICRU reports as well as in the open literature. For the second aspect (type test and calibration

  4. Calculation of the absorbed dose for contamination in skin imparted by beta radiation through the Varskin code modified for 122 isotopes of interest for nuclear medicine, nuclear plants and research; Calculo de dosis absorbida para contaminacion en piel impartida por radiacion beta mediante el codigo Varskin modificado para 122 isotopos de interes para medicina nuclear, plantas nucleares e investigacion

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    Alvarez R, J.T

    1992-06-15

    In this work the implementation of a modification of the Varskin code for calculation of absorbed dose by contamination in skin imparted by external radiation fields generated by beta emitting is presented. The necessary data for the execution of the code are: isotope, dose depth, isotope activity, geometry type, source radio and time of integration of the isotope, being able to execute combinations of up to five radionuclides. This program it was implemented in Fortran 5 by means of the FFSKIN source program and the executable one in binary language BFFSKIN being the maximum execution time of 5 minutes. (Author)

  5. Quantum Monte Carlo for vibrating molecules

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    Brown, W.R. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Chemistry Dept.]|[Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Chemical Sciences Div.

    1996-08-01

    Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) has successfully computed the total electronic energies of atoms and molecules. The main goal of this work is to use correlation function quantum Monte Carlo (CFQMC) to compute the vibrational state energies of molecules given a potential energy surface (PES). In CFQMC, an ensemble of random walkers simulate the diffusion and branching processes of the imaginary-time time dependent Schroedinger equation in order to evaluate the matrix elements. The program QMCVIB was written to perform multi-state VMC and CFQMC calculations and employed for several calculations of the H{sub 2}O and C{sub 3} vibrational states, using 7 PES`s, 3 trial wavefunction forms, two methods of non-linear basis function parameter optimization, and on both serial and parallel computers. In order to construct accurate trial wavefunctions different wavefunctions forms were required for H{sub 2}O and C{sub 3}. In order to construct accurate trial wavefunctions for C{sub 3}, the non-linear parameters were optimized with respect to the sum of the energies of several low-lying vibrational states. In order to stabilize the statistical error estimates for C{sub 3} the Monte Carlo data was collected into blocks. Accurate vibrational state energies were computed using both serial and parallel QMCVIB programs. Comparison of vibrational state energies computed from the three C{sub 3} PES`s suggested that a non-linear equilibrium geometry PES is the most accurate and that discrete potential representations may be used to conveniently determine vibrational state energies.

  6. A Monte Carlo approach to water management

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    Koutsoyiannis, D.

    2012-04-01

    Common methods for making optimal decisions in water management problems are insufficient. Linear programming methods are inappropriate because hydrosystems are nonlinear with respect to their dynamics, operation constraints and objectives. Dynamic programming methods are inappropriate because water management problems cannot be divided into sequential stages. Also, these deterministic methods cannot properly deal with the uncertainty of future conditions (inflows, demands, etc.). Even stochastic extensions of these methods (e.g. linear-quadratic-Gaussian control) necessitate such drastic oversimplifications of hydrosystems that may make the obtained results irrelevant to the real world problems. However, a Monte Carlo approach is feasible and can form a general methodology applicable to any type of hydrosystem. This methodology uses stochastic simulation to generate system inputs, either unconditional or conditioned on a prediction, if available, and represents the operation of the entire system through a simulation model as faithful as possible, without demanding a specific mathematical form that would imply oversimplifications. Such representation fully respects the physical constraints, while at the same time it evaluates the system operation constraints and objectives in probabilistic terms, and derives their distribution functions and statistics through Monte Carlo simulation. As the performance criteria of a hydrosystem operation will generally be highly nonlinear and highly nonconvex functions of the control variables, a second Monte Carlo procedure, implementing stochastic optimization, is necessary to optimize system performance and evaluate the control variables of the system. The latter is facilitated if the entire representation is parsimonious, i.e. if the number of control variables is kept at a minimum by involving a suitable system parameterization. The approach is illustrated through three examples for (a) a hypothetical system of two reservoirs

  7. Propuesta: La epidemiologia y la planificación local: Medidas para la evaluación del impacto potencial.

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    Gustavo Bergonzoli

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La puesta en práctica del enfoque de riesgo de salud (ERS como una metodología para diseñar, conducir y evaluar los servicios de atención en salud se ha propuesto, con gran énfasis, durante las dos décadas pasadas. Sin embargo, su uso como herramienta para planear servicios de salud es muy pobre a pesar de los esfuerzos hechos por las autoridades sanitarias. Esta situación se ha convertido en un desafío para las agencias internacionales de cooperación técnica en salud y para los ministerios de la salud pública. Una explicación para esta deficiencia programática se basa en la naturaleza misma de la teoría de ERS. Este concepto es importante en el campo del “conocimiento científico”, es decir, en el campo de la investigación pero no es apropiado para la programación de los recursos de salud pública. Por tanto, se propone otro enfoque, denominado fracción etiológica (o preventiva, para sustituir el anterior, debido a que tiene verdadera “significación de salud pública”. Se presentan ejemplos para entender cómo calcular, interpretar y utilizar la fracción, etiológica y preventiva, en la práctica cotidiana de la salud pública. El empleo de la fracción etiológica y/o preventiva, permitirá a los servicios de salud programar, monitorear y evaluar su funcionamiento en una manera apropiada, y también poner énfasis sobre los factores que componen las causas suficientes susceptibles de ser modificados con la tecnología actual. Aunque no hay duda sobre la utilidad potencial de las medidas del impacto en la planificación local de atención de salud, debido a la simplicidad de su estimación, interpretación y uso en la reorganización de los servicios de salud a nivel local, para responder a las necesidades de la población; su aplicación requerirá de algún tiempo mientras se venzan barreras tradicionales.

  8. Modulated pulse bathymetric lidar Monte Carlo simulation

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    Luo, Tao; Wang, Yabo; Wang, Rong; Du, Peng; Min, Xia

    2015-10-01

    A typical modulated pulse bathymetric lidar system is investigated by simulation using a modulated pulse lidar simulation system. In the simulation, the return signal is generated by Monte Carlo method with modulated pulse propagation model and processed by mathematical tools like cross-correlation and digital filter. Computer simulation results incorporating the modulation detection scheme reveal a significant suppression of the water backscattering signal and corresponding target contrast enhancement. More simulation experiments are performed with various modulation and reception variables to investigate the effect of them on the bathymetric system performance.

  9. Monte Carlo Simulation of an American Option

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    Gikiri Thuo

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available We implement gradient estimation techniques for sensitivity analysis of option pricing which can be efficiently employed in Monte Carlo simulation. Using these techniques we can simultaneously obtain an estimate of the option value together with the estimates of sensitivities of the option value to various parameters of the model. After deriving the gradient estimates we incorporate them in an iterative stochastic approximation algorithm for pricing an option with early exercise features. We illustrate the procedure using an example of an American call option with a single dividend that is analytically tractable. In particular we incorporate estimates for the gradient with respect to the early exercise threshold level.

  10. Monte-Carlo simulations: FLUKA vs. MCNPX

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    Oden, M.; Krása, Antonín; Majerle, Mitja; Svoboda, Ondřej; Wagner, Vladimír

    Melville : AMER INST PHYSICS, 2007 - (Granja, C.; Leroy, C.; Štekl, I.), s. 219-221 ISBN 978-0-7354-0472-4. ISSN 0094-243X. - (AIP Conference Proceedings. 958). [4th International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine . Praha (CZ), 08.07.2007-19.07.2007] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LC07050 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10480505 Keywords : neutron production * spallation reaction * Monte-Carlo simulation Subject RIV: BG - Nuclear , Atomic and Molecular Physics, Colliders

  11. The Moment Guided Monte Carlo Method

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    Degond, Pierre; Pareschi, Lorenzo

    2009-01-01

    In this work we propose a new approach for the numerical simulation of kinetic equations through Monte Carlo schemes. We introduce a new technique which permits to reduce the variance of particle methods through a matching with a set of suitable macroscopic moment equations. In order to guarantee that the moment equations provide the correct solutions, they are coupled to the kinetic equation through a non equilibrium term. The basic idea, on which the method relies, consists in guiding the particle positions and velocities through moment equations so that the concurrent solution of the moment and kinetic models furnishes the same macroscopic quantities.

  12. Markov chains analytic and Monte Carlo computations

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    Graham, Carl

    2014-01-01

    Markov Chains: Analytic and Monte Carlo Computations introduces the main notions related to Markov chains and provides explanations on how to characterize, simulate, and recognize them. Starting with basic notions, this book leads progressively to advanced and recent topics in the field, allowing the reader to master the main aspects of the classical theory. This book also features: Numerous exercises with solutions as well as extended case studies.A detailed and rigorous presentation of Markov chains with discrete time and state space.An appendix presenting probabilistic notions that are nec

  13. Discovering correlated fermions using quantum Monte Carlo.

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    Wagner, Lucas K; Ceperley, David M

    2016-09-01

    It has become increasingly feasible to use quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods to study correlated fermion systems for realistic Hamiltonians. We give a summary of these techniques targeted at researchers in the field of correlated electrons, focusing on the fundamentals, capabilities, and current status of this technique. The QMC methods often offer the highest accuracy solutions available for systems in the continuum, and, since they address the many-body problem directly, the simulations can be analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of correlated quantum behavior. PMID:27518859

  14. Exascale Monte Carlo R&D

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    Marcus, Ryan C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-24

    Overview of this presentation is (1) Exascale computing - different technologies, getting there; (2) high-performance proof-of-concept MCMini - features and results; and (3) OpenCL toolkit - Oatmeal (OpenCL Automatic Memory Allocation Library) - purpose and features. Despite driver issues, OpenCL seems like a good, hardware agnostic tool. MCMini demonstrates the possibility for GPGPU-based Monte Carlo methods - it shows great scaling for HPC application and algorithmic equivalence. Oatmeal provides a flexible framework to aid in the development of scientific OpenCL codes.

  15. Monte Carlo methods for applied scientists

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    Dimov, Ivan T

    2007-01-01

    The Monte Carlo method is inherently parallel and the extensive and rapid development in parallel computers, computational clusters and grids has resulted in renewed and increasing interest in this method. At the same time there has been an expansion in the application areas and the method is now widely used in many important areas of science including nuclear and semiconductor physics, statistical mechanics and heat and mass transfer. This book attempts to bridge the gap between theory and practice concentrating on modern algorithmic implementation on parallel architecture machines. Although

  16. Variation After Response in Quantum Monte Carlo

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    Neuscamman, Eric

    2016-01-01

    We present a new method for modeling electronically excited states that overcomes a key failing of linear response theory by allowing the underlying ground state ansatz to relax in the presence of an excitation. The method is variational, has a cost similar to ground state variational Monte Carlo, and admits both open and periodic boundary conditions. We present preliminary numerical results showing that, when paired with the Jastrow antisymmetric geminal power ansatz, the variation-after-response formalism delivers accuracies for valence and charge transfer single excitations on par with equation of motion coupled cluster, while surpassing even this very high-level method's accuracy for excitations with significant doubly excited character.

  17. Monte Carlo method in radiation transport problems

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    In neutral radiation transport problems (neutrons, photons), two values are important: the flux in the phase space and the density of particles. To solve the problem with Monte Carlo method leads to, among other things, build a statistical process (called the play) and to provide a numerical value to a variable x (this attribution is called score). Sampling techniques are presented. Play biasing necessity is proved. A biased simulation is made. At last, the current developments (rewriting of programs for instance) are presented due to several reasons: two of them are the vectorial calculation apparition and the photon and neutron transport in vacancy media

  18. Introduction to Monte-Carlo method

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    We recall first some well known facts about random variables and sampling. Then we define the Monte-Carlo method in the case where one wants to compute a given integral. Afterwards, we ship to discrete Markov chains for which we define random walks, and apply to finite difference approximations of diffusion equations. Finally we consider Markov chains with continuous state (but discrete time), transition probabilities and random walks, which are the main piece of this work. The applications are: diffusion and advection equations, and the linear transport equation with scattering

  19. Monte Carlo simulation of block copolymer brushes

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    We studied a simplified model of a polymer brush formed by linear chains, which were restricted to a simple cubic lattice. The chain macromolecules consisted of a sequence of two kinds of segment, arranged in a specific sequence. The chains were grafted to an impenetrable surface, i.e. they were terminally attached to the surface at one end. The number of chains was varied from low to high grafting density. The model system was studied under different solvent quality, from good to poor solvent. The properties of this model system were studied by means of Monte Carlo simulations. The sampling algorithm was based on local changes of the chain's conformations

  20. Discovering correlated fermions using quantum Monte Carlo

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    Wagner, Lucas K.; Ceperley, David M.

    2016-09-01

    It has become increasingly feasible to use quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods to study correlated fermion systems for realistic Hamiltonians. We give a summary of these techniques targeted at researchers in the field of correlated electrons, focusing on the fundamentals, capabilities, and current status of this technique. The QMC methods often offer the highest accuracy solutions available for systems in the continuum, and, since they address the many-body problem directly, the simulations can be analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of correlated quantum behavior.

  1. IN MEMORIAM CARLOS RESTREPO. UN VERDADERO MAESTRO

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    Pelayo Correa

    2009-01-01

    Carlos Restrepo fue el primer profesor de Patología y un miembro ilustre del grupo de pioneros que fundaron la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del Valle. Estos pioneros convergieron en Cali en la década de 1950, en posesión de un espíritu renovador y creativo que emprendió con mucho éxito la labor de cambiar la cultura académica del Valle del Cauca. Ellos encontraron una sociedad apacible, que disfrutaba de la generosidad de su entorno, sin deseos de romper las tradiciones centenarias ...

  2. Monte Carlo modelling for neutron guide losses

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    In modern research reactors, neutron guides are commonly used for beam conducting. The neutron guide is a well polished or equivalently smooth glass tube covered inside by sputtered or evaporated film of natural Ni or 58Ni isotope where the neutrons are totally reflected. A Monte Carlo calculation was carried out to establish the real efficiency and the spectral as well as spatial distribution of the neutron beam at the end of a glass mirror guide. The losses caused by mechanical inaccuracy and mirror quality were considered and the effects due to the geometrical arrangement were analyzed. (author) 2 refs.; 2 figs

  3. Kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of dislocation dynamics

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    A kinetic Monte Carlo simulation of dislocation motion is introduced. The dislocations are assumed to be composed of pure edge and screw segments confined to a fixed lattice. The stress and temperature dependence of the dislocation velocity is studied, and finite-size effects are discussed. It is argued that surfaces and boundaries may play a significant role in the velocity of dislocations. The simulated dislocations are shown to display kinetic roughening according to the exponents predicted by the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation. copyright 1999 The American Physical Society

  4. Monte Carlo Simulation of Quantum Computation

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    Cerf, N. J.; Koonin, S. E.

    1997-01-01

    The many-body dynamics of a quantum computer can be reduced to the time evolution of non-interacting quantum bits in auxiliary fields by use of the Hubbard-Stratonovich representation of two-bit quantum gates in terms of one-bit gates. This makes it possible to perform the stochastic simulation of a quantum algorithm, based on the Monte Carlo evaluation of an integral of dimension polynomial in the number of quantum bits. As an example, the simulation of the quantum circuit for the Fast Fouri...

  5. Monte Carlo simulation for Kaonic deuterium studies

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    Full text: The SIDDHARTA experiment at the DAFNE collider measured the shift and with of the ground level in kaonic hydrogen caused by the strong interaction between the kaons and protons. The measurement of the X-ray transitions to the 1s level in kaonic deuterium will allow, together with the available results from kaonic hydrogen, to extract the isospin- dependent antikaon-nucleon scattering lengths. I will present the Monte Carlo simulation of the SIDDHARTA-2 setup, in the framework of GEANT4. The program is used to optimize the critical parameters of the setup in order to perform the kaonic deuterium measurement. (author)

  6. Monte Carlo simulations for heavy ion dosimetry

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    Geithner, Oksana

    2006-01-01

    Water-to-air stopping power ratio ( ) calculations for the ionization chamber dosimetry of clinically relevant ion beams with initial energies from 50 to 450 MeV/u have been performed using the Monte Carlo technique. To simulate the transport of a particle in water the computer code SHIELD-HIT v2 was used which is a substantially modified version of its predecessor SHIELD-HIT v1. The code was partially rewritten, replacing formerly used single precision variables with double precision variabl...

  7. by means of FLUKA Monte Carlo method

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    Ermis Elif Ebru

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Calculations of gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficients of various detector materials (crystals were carried out by means of FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC method at different gamma-ray energies. NaI, PVT, GSO, GaAs and CdWO4 detector materials were chosen in the calculations. Calculated coefficients were also compared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST values. Obtained results through this method were highly in accordance with those of the NIST values. It was concluded from the study that FLUKA MC method can be an alternative way to calculate the gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficients of the detector materials.

  8. Archimedes, the Free Monte Carlo simulator

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    Sellier, Jean Michel D

    2012-01-01

    Archimedes is the GNU package for Monte Carlo simulations of electron transport in semiconductor devices. The first release appeared in 2004 and since then it has been improved with many new features like quantum corrections, magnetic fields, new materials, GUI, etc. This document represents the first attempt to have a complete manual. Many of the Physics models implemented are described and a detailed description is presented to make the user able to write his/her own input deck. Please, feel free to contact the author if you want to contribute to the project.

  9. Diagnóstico molecular de Campylobacter en la cadena avícola destinada para consumo humano en Costa Rica.

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    Leana Zumbado-Gutiérrez

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la presencia y la frecuencia de Campylobacter jejuni y Campylobacter coli, en la cadena de producción avícola en Costa Rica. Se evaluaron granjas, planta de proceso y puntos de venta del Gran Área Metropolitana. Para la detección y aislamiento de Campylobacter sp. se analizaron 84 muestras provenientes de la cadena avícola (24 muestras de carne de pollo tomadas en punto de venta, 20 enjuagues de carcasa y 40 de ciegos tomados en planta de beneficio, obtenidas en noviembre de 2012, siguiendo el protocolo ISO 10272-1:2006 modificado por el Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés. De las 84 muestras analizadas, 36 (42,8% resultaron positivas para C. jejuni, y una (1,2% para C. coli. La cantidad de muestras positivas según la Reacción en Cadena de Polimerasa (PCR, por tipo de muestra fue: para contenido cecal, 16 (n=40, para carcasas, 8 (n=20 y para punto de venta 12 (n=24. Dieciséis de las veinte granjas muestreadas fueron positivas. Hubo una alta frecuencia de Campylobacter en todos los puntos de la cadena muestreados, lo que podría estar asociado a modificaciones de parámetros relacionados con inocuidad en cada eslabón. El enfriamiento rápido y el uso de cloro en el agua en la planta de proceso, disminuyó la frecuencia de muestras positivas de Campylobacter spp.

  10. Monte Carlo Hamiltonian: Generalization to Quantum Field Theory

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    Luo, Xiang-Qian; Jirari, H.; Kroger, H; Moriarty, K.

    2001-01-01

    Monte Carlo techniques with importance sampling have been extensively applied to lattice gauge theory in the Lagrangian formulation. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to compute the excited states using the conventional Monte Carlo algorithm. Our recently developed approach: the Monte Carlo Hamiltonian method, has been designed to overcome the difficulties of the conventional approach. In this paper, we extend the method to many body systems and quantum field theory. The Klein-Gordon f...

  11. Alternative Monte Carlo Approach for General Global Illumination

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    徐庆; 李朋; 徐源; 孙济洲

    2004-01-01

    An alternative Monte Carlo strategy for the computation of global illumination problem was presented.The proposed approach provided a new and optimal way for solving Monte Carlo global illumination based on the zero variance importance sampling procedure. A new importance driven Monte Carlo global illumination algorithm in the framework of the new computing scheme was developed and implemented. Results, which were obtained by rendering test scenes, show that this new framework and the newly derived algorithm are effective and promising.

  12. Unbiased combinations of nonanalog Monte Carlo techniques and fair games

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    Historically, Monte Carlo variance reduction techniques have developed one at a time in response to calculational needs. This paper provides the theoretical basis for obtaining unbiased Monte Carlo estimates from all possible combinations of variance reduction techniques. Hitherto, the techniques have not been proven to be unbiased in arbitrary combinations. The authors are unaware of any Monte Carlo techniques (in any linear process) that are not treated by the theorem herein. (author)

  13. Temperature variance study in Monte-Carlo photon transport theory

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    We study different Monte-Carlo methods for solving radiative transfer problems, and particularly Fleck's Monte-Carlo method. We first give the different time-discretization schemes and the corresponding stability criteria. Then we write the temperature variance as a function of the variances of temperature and absorbed energy at the previous time step. Finally we obtain some stability criteria for the Monte-Carlo method in the stationary case

  14. Monte Carlo likelihood inference for missing data models

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    Sung, Yun Ju; Geyer, Charles J.

    2007-01-01

    We describe a Monte Carlo method to approximate the maximum likelihood estimate (MLE), when there are missing data and the observed data likelihood is not available in closed form. This method uses simulated missing data that are independent and identically distributed and independent of the observed data. Our Monte Carlo approximation to the MLE is a consistent and asymptotically normal estimate of the minimizer θ* of the Kullback–Leibler information, as both Monte Carlo and observed data sa...

  15. MontePython: Implementing Quantum Monte Carlo using Python

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    J.K. Nilsen

    2006-01-01

    We present a cross-language C++/Python program for simulations of quantum mechanical systems with the use of Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods. We describe a system for which to apply QMC, the algorithms of variational Monte Carlo and diffusion Monte Carlo and we describe how to implement theses methods in pure C++ and C++/Python. Furthermore we check the efficiency of the implementations in serial and parallel cases to show that the overhead using Python can be negligible.

  16. Validation of Compton Scattering Monte Carlo Simulation Models

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    Weidenspointner, Georg; Hauf, Steffen; Hoff, Gabriela; Kuster, Markus; Pia, Maria Grazia; Saracco, Paolo

    2014-01-01

    Several models for the Monte Carlo simulation of Compton scattering on electrons are quantitatively evaluated with respect to a large collection of experimental data retrieved from the literature. Some of these models are currently implemented in general purpose Monte Carlo systems; some have been implemented and evaluated for possible use in Monte Carlo particle transport for the first time in this study. Here we present first and preliminary results concerning total and differential Compton scattering cross sections.

  17. Combinatorial nuclear level density by a Monte Carlo method

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    Cerf, N.

    1993-01-01

    We present a new combinatorial method for the calculation of the nuclear level density. It is based on a Monte Carlo technique, in order to avoid a direct counting procedure which is generally impracticable for high-A nuclei. The Monte Carlo simulation, making use of the Metropolis sampling scheme, allows a computationally fast estimate of the level density for many fermion systems in large shell model spaces. We emphasize the advantages of this Monte Carlo approach, particularly concerning t...

  18. Discrete diffusion Monte Carlo for frequency-dependent radiative transfer

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    Densmore, Jeffrey D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kelly, Thompson G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Urbatish, Todd J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-11-17

    Discrete Diffusion Monte Carlo (DDMC) is a technique for increasing the efficiency of Implicit Monte Carlo radiative-transfer simulations. In this paper, we develop an extension of DDMC for frequency-dependent radiative transfer. We base our new DDMC method on a frequency-integrated diffusion equation for frequencies below a specified threshold. Above this threshold we employ standard Monte Carlo. With a frequency-dependent test problem, we confirm the increased efficiency of our new DDMC technique.

  19. Challenges and prospects for whole-coremonte Carlo analysis

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    The advantages for using Monte Carlo methods to analyze full-core reactor configurations include essentially exact representation of geometry and physical phenomena that are important for reactor analysis. But this substantial advantage comes at a substantial cost because of the computational burden, both in terms of memory demand and computational time. This paper focuses on the challenges facing full-core Monte Carlo for keff calculations and the prospects for Monte Carlo becoming a routine tool for reactor analysis.

  20. Neutron transport calculations using Quasi-Monte Carlo methods

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    Moskowitz, B.S.

    1997-07-01

    This paper examines the use of quasirandom sequences of points in place of pseudorandom points in Monte Carlo neutron transport calculations. For two simple demonstration problems, the root mean square error, computed over a set of repeated runs, is found to be significantly less when quasirandom sequences are used ({open_quotes}Quasi-Monte Carlo Method{close_quotes}) than when a standard Monte Carlo calculation is performed using only pseudorandom points.

  1. Normas para vivienda

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    Coupé, Françoise

    1990-01-01

    El Seminario Taller Normas para Vivienda, analiza los efectos de las normas vigentes en el país, sobre el desarrollo urbano, la vivienda y la calidad de vida, para participar en la discusión del Estatuto Metropolitano de Usos del Suelo, Urbanismo y Construcción. Se presenta en este Boletín algunos resultados del trabajo realizado.

  2. Information Geometry and Sequential Monte Carlo

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    Sim, Aaron; Stumpf, Michael P H

    2012-01-01

    This paper explores the application of methods from information geometry to the sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) sampler. In particular the Riemannian manifold Metropolis-adjusted Langevin algorithm (mMALA) is adapted for the transition kernels in SMC. Similar to its function in Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, the mMALA is a fully adaptable kernel which allows for efficient sampling of high-dimensional and highly correlated parameter spaces. We set up the theoretical framework for its use in SMC with a focus on the application to the problem of sequential Bayesian inference for dynamical systems as modelled by sets of ordinary differential equations. In addition, we argue that defining the sequence of distributions on geodesics optimises the effective sample sizes in the SMC run. We illustrate the application of the methodology by inferring the parameters of simulated Lotka-Volterra and Fitzhugh-Nagumo models. In particular we demonstrate that compared to employing a standard adaptive random walk kernel, the SM...

  3. Quantum Monte Carlo for atoms and molecules

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    The diffusion quantum Monte Carlo with fixed nodes (QMC) approach has been employed in studying energy-eigenstates for 1--4 electron systems. Previous work employing the diffusion QMC technique yielded energies of high quality for H2, LiH, Li2, and H2O. Here, the range of calculations with this new approach has been extended to include additional first-row atoms and molecules. In addition, improvements in the previously computed fixed-node energies of LiH, Li2, and H2O have been obtained using more accurate trial functions. All computations were performed within, but are not limited to, the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. In our computations, the effects of variation of Monte Carlo parameters on the QMC solution of the Schroedinger equation were studied extensively. These parameters include the time step, renormalization time and nodal structure. These studies have been very useful in determining which choices of such parameters will yield accurate QMC energies most efficiently. Generally, very accurate energies (90--100% of the correlation energy is obtained) have been computed with single-determinant trail functions multiplied by simple correlation functions. Improvements in accuracy should be readily obtained using more complex trial functions

  4. High performance computing&Monte Carlo

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    Brown, F. B. (Forrest B.); Martin, W. R. (William R.)

    2004-01-01

    High performance computing (HPC), used for the most demanding computational problems, has evolved from single processor custom systems in the 1960s and 1970s, to vector processors in the 1980s, to parallel processors in the 1990s, to clusters of commodity processors in the 2000s. Performance/price has increased by a factor of more than I million over that time, so that today's desktop PC is more powerful than yesterday's supercomputer. With the introduction of inexpensive Linux clusters and the standardization of parallel software through MPI and OpenMP, parallel computing is now widespread and available to everyone. Monte Carlo codes for particle transport are especially well-positioned to take advantage of accessible parallel computing, due to the inherently parallel nature of the computational algorithm. We review Monte Carlo particle parallelism, including the basic algorithm, load-balancing, fault tolerance, and scaling, using MCNP5 as an example. Due to memory limitations, especially on single nodes of Linux clusters, domain decomposition has been tried, with partial success. We conclude with a new scheme, data decomposition, which holds promise for very large problems.

  5. Monte Carlo generators in ATLAS software

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    This document describes how Monte Carlo (MC) generators can be used in the ATLAS software framework (Athena). The framework is written in C++ using Python scripts for job configuration. Monte Carlo generators that provide the four-vectors describing the results of LHC collisions are written in general by third parties and are not part of Athena. These libraries are linked from the LCG Generator Services (GENSER) distribution. Generators are run from within Athena and the generated event output is put into a transient store, in HepMC format, using StoreGate. A common interface, implemented via inheritance of a GeneratorModule class, guarantees common functionality for the basic generation steps. The generator information can be accessed and manipulated by helper packages like TruthHelper. The ATLAS detector simulation as well access the truth information from StoreGate1. Steering is done through specific interfaces to allow for flexible configuration using ATLAS Python scripts. Interfaces to most general purpose generators, including: Pythia6, Pythia8, Herwig, Herwig++ and Sherpa are provided, as well as to more specialized packages, for example Phojet and Cascade. A second type of interface exist for the so called Matrix Element generators that only generate the particles produced in the hard scattering process and write events in the Les Houches event format. A generic interface to pass these events to Pythia6 and Herwig for parton showering and hadronisation has been written.

  6. Monte Carlo calculations in lattice gauge theories

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    This paper covers the following: a few words of motivation for numerical simulations, and a description of the Monte Carlo method as applied to lattice gauge theories. This is followed by a discussion of systems that contain bosonic degrees of freedom only. The authors review Monte Carlo results for pure gauge systems, illustrating the determination of a variety of observables - the string tension, the potential, the temperature at which quarks become deconfined, and attempts to calculate the mass gap of the theory, also called the glue-ball mass. They try to explain what happens if one considers various types of the action, how one verifies universality in the passage to the continuum limit and we mention briefly simulations applied to systems that go beyond just gauge fields and include other bosonic fields, known in general as Higgs scalars. Finally they consider fermions on the lattice, pointing out conceptual problems in the formulation of the Dirac equation on the lattice, and then discussing the difficulties that arise in attempting to apply the same kind of numerical methods to fermionic systems, the approximations and the techniques that are used to overcome these problems and some of the numerical results

  7. Feedback-optimized parallel tempering Monte Carlo

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    Katzgraber, Helmut G.; Trebst, Simon; Huse, David A.; Troyer, Matthias

    2006-03-01

    We introduce an algorithm for systematically improving the efficiency of parallel tempering Monte Carlo simulations by optimizing the simulated temperature set. Our approach is closely related to a recently introduced adaptive algorithm that optimizes the simulated statistical ensemble in generalized broad-histogram Monte Carlo simulations. Conventionally, a temperature set is chosen in such a way that the acceptance rates for replica swaps between adjacent temperatures are independent of the temperature and large enough to ensure frequent swaps. In this paper, we show that by choosing the temperatures with a modified version of the optimized ensemble feedback method we can minimize the round-trip times between the lowest and highest temperatures which effectively increases the efficiency of the parallel tempering algorithm. In particular, the density of temperatures in the optimized temperature set increases at the 'bottlenecks' of the simulation, such as phase transitions. In turn, the acceptance rates are now temperature dependent in the optimized temperature ensemble. We illustrate the feedback-optimized parallel tempering algorithm by studying the two-dimensional Ising ferromagnet and the two-dimensional fully frustrated Ising model, and briefly discuss possible feedback schemes for systems that require configurational averages, such as spin glasses.

  8. The MCNPX Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Code

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    MCNPX (Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport code with three-dimensional geometry and continuous-energy transport of 34 particles and light ions. It contains flexible source and tally options, interactive graphics, and support for both sequential and multi-processing computer platforms. MCNPX is based on MCNP4c and has been upgraded to most MCNP5 capabilities. MCNP is a highly stable code tracking neutrons, photons and electrons, and using evaluated nuclear data libraries for low-energy interaction probabilities. MCNPX has extended this base to a comprehensive set of particles and light ions, with heavy ion transport in development. Models have been included to calculate interaction probabilities when libraries are not available. Recent additions focus on the time evolution of residual nuclei decay, allowing calculation of transmutation and delayed particle emission. MCNPX is now a code of great dynamic range, and the excellent neutronics capabilities allow new opportunities to simulate devices of interest to experimental particle physics, particularly calorimetry. This paper describes the capabilities of the current MCNPX version 2.6.C, and also discusses ongoing code development

  9. THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE

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    WATERS, LAURIE S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MCKINNEY, GREGG W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; DURKEE, JOE W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; FENSIN, MICHAEL L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; JAMES, MICHAEL R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; JOHNS, RUSSELL C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; PELOWITZ, DENISE B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2007-01-10

    MCNPX (Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport code with three-dimensional geometry and continuous-energy transport of 34 particles and light ions. It contains flexible source and tally options, interactive graphics, and support for both sequential and multi-processing computer platforms. MCNPX is based on MCNP4B, and has been upgraded to most MCNP5 capabilities. MCNP is a highly stable code tracking neutrons, photons and electrons, and using evaluated nuclear data libraries for low-energy interaction probabilities. MCNPX has extended this base to a comprehensive set of particles and light ions, with heavy ion transport in development. Models have been included to calculate interaction probabilities when libraries are not available. Recent additions focus on the time evolution of residual nuclei decay, allowing calculation of transmutation and delayed particle emission. MCNPX is now a code of great dynamic range, and the excellent neutronics capabilities allow new opportunities to simulate devices of interest to experimental particle physics; particularly calorimetry. This paper describes the capabilities of the current MCNPX version 2.6.C, and also discusses ongoing code development.

  10. Reactor perturbation calculations by Monte Carlo methods

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    Whilst Monte Carlo methods are useful for reactor calculations involving complicated geometry, it is difficult to apply them to the calculation of perturbation worths because of the large amount of computing time needed to obtain good accuracy. Various ways of overcoming these difficulties are investigated in this report, with the problem of estimating absorbing control rod worths particularly in mind. As a basis for discussion a method of carrying out multigroup reactor calculations by Monte Carlo methods is described. Two methods of estimating a perturbation worth directly, without differencing two quantities of like magnitude, are examined closely but are passed over in favour of a third method based on a correlation technique. This correlation method is described, and demonstrated by a limited range of calculations for absorbing control rods in a fast reactor. In these calculations control rod worths of between 1% and 7% in reactivity are estimated to an accuracy better than 10% (3 standard errors) in about one hour's computing time on the English Electric KDF.9 digital computer. (author)

  11. Monte Carlo techniques for analyzing deep-penetration problems

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    Current methods and difficulties in Monte Carlo deep-penetration calculations are reviewed, including statistical uncertainty and recent adjoint optimization of splitting, Russian roulette, and exponential transformation biasing. Other aspects of the random walk and estimation processes are covered, including the relatively new DXANG angular biasing technique. Specific items summarized are albedo scattering, Monte Carlo coupling techniques with discrete ordinates and other methods, adjoint solutions, and multigroup Monte Carlo. The topic of code-generated biasing parameters is presented, including the creation of adjoint importance functions from forward calculations. Finally, current and future work in the area of computer learning and artificial intelligence is discussed in connection with Monte Carlo applications

  12. Quantum Monte Carlo Endstation for Petascale Computing

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    Lubos Mitas

    2011-01-26

    NCSU research group has been focused on accomplising the key goals of this initiative: establishing new generation of quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) computational tools as a part of Endstation petaflop initiative for use at the DOE ORNL computational facilities and for use by computational electronic structure community at large; carrying out high accuracy quantum Monte Carlo demonstration projects in application of these tools to the forefront electronic structure problems in molecular and solid systems; expanding the impact of QMC methods and approaches; explaining and enhancing the impact of these advanced computational approaches. In particular, we have developed quantum Monte Carlo code (QWalk, www.qwalk.org) which was significantly expanded and optimized using funds from this support and at present became an actively used tool in the petascale regime by ORNL researchers and beyond. These developments have been built upon efforts undertaken by the PI's group and collaborators over the period of the last decade. The code was optimized and tested extensively on a number of parallel architectures including petaflop ORNL Jaguar machine. We have developed and redesigned a number of code modules such as evaluation of wave functions and orbitals, calculations of pfaffians and introduction of backflow coordinates together with overall organization of the code and random walker distribution over multicore architectures. We have addressed several bottlenecks such as load balancing and verified efficiency and accuracy of the calculations with the other groups of the Endstation team. The QWalk package contains about 50,000 lines of high quality object-oriented C++ and includes also interfaces to data files from other conventional electronic structure codes such as Gamess, Gaussian, Crystal and others. This grant supported PI for one month during summers, a full-time postdoc and partially three graduate students over the period of the grant duration, it has resulted in 13

  13. Técnicas Monte Carlo aplicadas a la resolución de ecuaciones en derivadas parciales

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    Armando Serrano Lombillo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aplican las técnicas Monte Carlo a la resolución de ecuaciones en derivadas parciales, en concreto a la ecuación del calor. Si bien estas técnicas no mejoran las técnicas clásicas proporcionan una manera alternativa y más intuitiva de entender los métodos tradicionales. La última parte del trabajo se dedica al estudio estadístico de la importancia de cuatro factores en la precisión del método Monte Carlo. Para realizar el estudio se utilizó Statgraphics y Mathematica.

  14. El Banco de San Carlos: la quiebra del principio de prudencia tras la salida en 1790 de Cabarrús y su equipo directivo. (The Bank of San Carlos: the broken principle of prudence after the departure in 1790 of Cabarrús and his management team)

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    Moreno Fernández, Rafael

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    El Banco de San Carlos se crea en 1782 con tres objetos heterogéneos y que han resultado, en parte, incompresibles a los ojos de algunos investigadores: la gestión de los vales reales, el aprovisionamiento de las tropas y el Real Giro. Sin embargo, existían poderosas razones, y no solo económicas, para integrar en la institución tales actividades. (The Bank of San Carlos, was founded in 1782, and was set up to achieve three different objectives which have been considered strange to the resear...

  15. Morse Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Code System

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    Emmett, M.B.

    1975-02-01

    The report contains sections containing descriptions of the MORSE and PICTURE codes, input descriptions, sample problems, deviations of the physical equations and explanations of the various error messages. The MORSE code is a multipurpose neutron and gamma-ray transport Monte Carlo code. Time dependence for both shielding and criticality problems is provided. General three-dimensional geometry may be used with an albedo option available at any material surface. The PICTURE code provide aid in preparing correct input data for the combinatorial geometry package CG. It provides a printed view of arbitrary two-dimensional slices through the geometry. By inspecting these pictures one may determine if the geometry specified by the input cards is indeed the desired geometry. 23 refs. (WRF)

  16. Computation cluster for Monte Carlo calculations

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    Two computation clusters based on Rocks Clusters 5.1 Linux distribution with Intel Core Duo and Intel Core Quad based computers were made at the Department of the Nuclear Physics and Technology. Clusters were used for Monte Carlo calculations, specifically for MCNP calculations applied in Nuclear reactor core simulations. Optimization for computation speed was made on hardware and software basis. Hardware cluster parameters, such as size of the memory, network speed, CPU speed, number of processors per computation, number of processors in one computer were tested for shortening the calculation time. For software optimization, different Fortran compilers, MPI implementations and CPU multi-core libraries were tested. Finally computer cluster was used in finding the weighting functions of neutron ex-core detectors of VVER-440. (authors)

  17. Atomistic Monte Carlo simulation of lipid membranes

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    Wüstner, Daniel; Sklenar, Heinz

    2014-01-01

    molecule, as assessed by calculation of molecular energies and entropies. We also show transition from a crystalline-like to a fluid DPPC bilayer by the CBC local-move MC method, as indicated by the electron density profile, head group orientation, area per lipid, and whole-lipid displacements. We discuss......Biological membranes are complex assemblies of many different molecules of which analysis demands a variety of experimental and computational approaches. In this article, we explain challenges and advantages of atomistic Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of lipid membranes. We provide an introduction...... into the various move sets that are implemented in current MC methods for efficient conformational sampling of lipids and other molecules. In the second part, we demonstrate for a concrete example, how an atomistic local-move set can be implemented for MC simulations of phospholipid monomers and...

  18. Monte Carlo modeling and meteor showers

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    Prediction of short lived increases in the cosmic dust influx, the concentration in lower thermosphere of atoms and ions of meteor origin and the determination of the frequency of micrometeor impacts on spacecraft are all of scientific and practical interest and all require adequate models of meteor showers at an early stage of their existence. A Monte Carlo model of meteor matter ejection from a parent body at any point of space was worked out by other researchers. This scheme is described. According to the scheme, the formation of ten well known meteor streams was simulated and the possibility of genetic affinity of each of them with the most probable parent comet was analyzed. Some of the results are presented

  19. Monte Carlo modeling and meteor showers

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    Kulikova, N. V.

    1987-08-01

    Prediction of short lived increases in the cosmic dust influx, the concentration in lower thermosphere of atoms and ions of meteor origin and the determination of the frequency of micrometeor impacts on spacecraft are all of scientific and practical interest and all require adequate models of meteor showers at an early stage of their existence. A Monte Carlo model of meteor matter ejection from a parent body at any point of space was worked out by other researchers. This scheme is described. According to the scheme, the formation of ten well known meteor streams was simulated and the possibility of genetic affinity of each of them with the most probable parent comet was analyzed. Some of the results are presented.

  20. Monte Carlo Exploration of Warped Higgsless Models

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    Hewett, J L; Rizzo, T G

    2004-01-01

    We have performed a detailed Monte Carlo exploration of the parameter space for a warped Higgsless model of electroweak symmetry breaking in 5 dimensions. This model is based on the $SU(2)_L\\times SU(2)_R\\times U(1)_{B-L}$ gauge group in an AdS$_5$ bulk with arbitrary gauge kinetic terms on both the Planck and TeV branes. Constraints arising from precision electroweak measurements and collider data are found to be relatively easy to satisfy. We show, however, that the additional requirement of perturbative unitarity up to the cut-off, $\\simeq 10$ TeV, in $W_L^+W_L^-$ elastic scattering in the absence of dangerous tachyons eliminates all models. If successful models of this class exist, they must be highly fine-tuned.

  1. MORSE Monte Carlo radiation transport code system

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    This report is an addendum to the MORSE report, ORNL-4972, originally published in 1975. This addendum contains descriptions of several modifications to the MORSE Monte Carlo Code, replacement pages containing corrections, Part II of the report which was previously unpublished, and a new Table of Contents. The modifications include a Klein Nishina estimator for gamma rays. Use of such an estimator required changing the cross section routines to process pair production and Compton scattering cross sections directly from ENDF tapes and writing a new version of subroutine RELCOL. Another modification is the use of free form input for the SAMBO analysis data. This required changing subroutines SCORIN and adding new subroutine RFRE. References are updated, and errors in the original report have been corrected

  2. Monte Carlo and detector simulation in OOP

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    Object-Oriented Programming techniques are explored with an eye towards applications in High Energy Physics codes. Two prototype examples are given: MCOOP (a particle Monte Carlo generator) and GISMO (a detector simulation/analysis package). The OOP programmer does no explicit or detailed memory management nor other bookkeeping chores; hence, the writing, modification, and extension of the code is considerably simplified. Inheritance can be used to simplify the class definitions as well as the instance variables and action methods of each class; thus the work required to add new classes, parameters, or new methods is minimal. The software industry is moving rapidly to OOP since it has been proven to improve programmer productivity, and promises even more for the future by providing truly reusable software. The High Energy Physics community clearly needs to follow this trend

  3. Variable length trajectory compressible hybrid Monte Carlo

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    2016-01-01

    Hybrid Monte Carlo (HMC) generates samples from a prescribed probability distribution in a configuration space by simulating Hamiltonian dynamics, followed by the Metropolis (-Hastings) acceptance/rejection step. Compressible HMC (CHMC) generalizes HMC to a situation in which the dynamics is reversible but not necessarily Hamiltonian. This article presents a framework to further extend the algorithm. Within the existing framework, each trajectory of the dynamics must be integrated for the same amount of (random) time to generate a valid Metropolis proposal. Our generalized acceptance/rejection mechanism allows a more deliberate choice of the integration time for each trajectory. The proposed algorithm in particular enables an effective application of variable step size integrators to HMC-type sampling algorithms based on reversible dynamics. The potential of our framework is further demonstrated by another extension of HMC which reduces the wasted computations due to unstable numerical approximations and corr...

  4. Monte Carlo stratified source-sampling

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    In 1995, at a conference on criticality safety, a special session was devoted to the Monte Carlo open-quotes eigenvalue of the worldclose quotes problem. Argonne presented a paper, at that session, in which the anomalies originally observed in that problem were reproduced in a much simplified model-problem configuration, and removed by a version of stratified source-sampling. The original test-problem was treated by a special code designed specifically for that purpose. Recently ANL started work on a method for dealing with more realistic eigenvalue of the world configurations, and has been incorporating this method into VIM. The original method has been modified to take into account real-world statistical noise sources not included in the model problem. This paper constitutes a status report on work still in progress

  5. Response decomposition with Monte Carlo correlated coupling

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    Particle histories that contribute to a detector response are categorized according to whether they are fully confined inside a source-detector enclosure or cross and recross the same enclosure. The contribution from the confined histories is expressed using a forward problem with the external boundary condition on the source-detector enclosure. The contribution from the crossing and recrossing histories is expressed as the surface integral at the same enclosure of the product of the directional cosine and the fluxes in the foregoing forward problem and the adjoint problem for the whole spatial domain. The former contribution can be calculated by a standard forward Monte Carlo. The latter contribution can be calculated by correlated coupling of forward and adjoint histories independently of the former contribution. We briefly describe the computational method and discuss its application to perturbation analysis for localized material changes. (orig.)

  6. Hybrid algorithms in quantum Monte Carlo

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    With advances in algorithms and growing computing powers, quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods have become a leading contender for high accuracy calculations for the electronic structure of realistic systems. The performance gain on recent HPC systems is largely driven by increasing parallelism: the number of compute cores of a SMP and the number of SMPs have been going up, as the Top500 list attests. However, the available memory as well as the communication and memory bandwidth per element has not kept pace with the increasing parallelism. This severely limits the applicability of QMC and the problem size it can handle. OpenMP/MPI hybrid programming provides applications with simple but effective solutions to overcome efficiency and scalability bottlenecks on large-scale clusters based on multi/many-core SMPs. We discuss the design and implementation of hybrid methods in QMCPACK and analyze its performance on current HPC platforms characterized by various memory and communication hierarchies.

  7. San Carlos Apache Tribe - Energy Organizational Analysis

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    Rapp, James; Albert, Steve

    2012-04-01

    The San Carlos Apache Tribe (SCAT) was awarded $164,000 in late-2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) Tribal Energy Program's "First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands" Grant Program. This grant funded:  The analysis and selection of preferred form(s) of tribal energy organization (this Energy Organization Analysis, hereinafter referred to as "EOA").  Start-up staffing and other costs associated with the Phase 1 SCAT energy organization.  An intern program.  Staff training.  Tribal outreach and workshops regarding the new organization and SCAT energy programs and projects, including two annual tribal energy summits (2011 and 2012). This report documents the analysis and selection of preferred form(s) of a tribal energy organization.

  8. Commensurabilities between ETNOs: a Monte Carlo survey

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    Many asteroids in the main and trans-Neptunian belts are trapped in mean motion resonances with Jupiter and Neptune, respectively. As a side effect, they experience accidental commensurabilities among themselves. These commensurabilities define characteristic patterns that can be used to trace the source of the observed resonant behaviour. Here, we explore systematically the existence of commensurabilities between the known ETNOs using their heliocentric and barycentric semimajor axes, their uncertainties, and Monte Carlo techniques. We find that the commensurability patterns present in the known ETNO population resemble those found in the main and trans-Neptunian belts. Although based on small number statistics, such patterns can only be properly explained if most, if not all, of the known ETNOs are subjected to the resonant gravitational perturbations of yet undetected trans-Plutonian planets. We show explicitly that some of the statistically significant commensurabilities are compatible with the Planet Nin...

  9. Monte Carlo approaches to effective field theories

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    In this paper, we explore the application of continuum Monte Carlo methods to effective field theory models. Effective field theories, in this context, are those in which a Fock space decomposition of the state is useful. These problems arise both in nuclear and condensed matter physica. In nuclear physics, much work has been done on effective field theories of mesons and baryons. While the theories are not fundamental, they should be able to describe nuclear properties at low energy and momentum scales. After describing the methods, we solve two simple scalar field theory problems; the polaron and two nucleons interacting through scalar meson exchange. The methods presented here are rather straightforward extensions of methods used to solve quantum mechanics problems. Monte Carlo methods are used to avoid the truncation inherent in a Tamm-Dancoff approach and its associated difficulties. Nevertheless, the methods will be most valuable when the Fock space decomposition of the states is useful. Hence, while they are not intended for ab initio studies of QCD, they may prove valuable in studies of light nuclei, or for systems of interacting electrons and phonons. In these problems a Fock space decomposition can be used to reduce the number of degrees of freedom and to retain the rotational symmetries exactly. The problems we address here are comparatively simple, but offer useful initial tests of the method. We present results for the polaron and two non-relativistic nucleons interacting through scalar meson exchange. In each case, it is possible to integrate out the boson degrees of freedom exactly, and obtain a retarded form of the action that depends only upon the fermion paths. Here we keep the explicit bosons, though, since we would like to retain information about the boson components of the states and it will be necessary to keep these components in order to treat non-scalar of interacting bosonic fields

  10. Monte Carlo modelling of TRIGA research reactor

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    El Bakkari, B., E-mail: bakkari@gmail.co [Reactor Operating Unit (UCR), National Centre of Sciences, Energy and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN/CENM), POB 1382, Rabat (Morocco); ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); Nacir, B. [Reactor Operating Unit (UCR), National Centre of Sciences, Energy and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN/CENM), POB 1382, Rabat (Morocco); El Bardouni, T. [ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); El Younoussi, C. [Reactor Operating Unit (UCR), National Centre of Sciences, Energy and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN/CENM), POB 1382, Rabat (Morocco); ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); Merroun, O. [ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); Htet, A. [Reactor Technology Unit (UTR), National Centre of Sciences, Energy and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN/CENM), POB 1382, Rabat (Morocco); Boulaich, Y. [Reactor Operating Unit (UCR), National Centre of Sciences, Energy and Nuclear Techniques (CNESTEN/CENM), POB 1382, Rabat (Morocco); ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); Zoubair, M.; Boukhal, H. [ERSN-LMR, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, POB 2121, Tetuan (Morocco); Chakir, M. [EPTN-LPMR, Faculty of Sciences, Kenitra (Morocco)

    2010-10-15

    The Moroccan 2 MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at Centre des Etudes Nucleaires de la Maamora (CENM) achieved initial criticality on May 2, 2007. The reactor is designed to effectively implement the various fields of basic nuclear research, manpower training, and production of radioisotopes for their use in agriculture, industry, and medicine. This study deals with the neutronic analysis of the 2-MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at CENM and validation of the results by comparisons with the experimental, operational, and available final safety analysis report (FSAR) values. The study was prepared in collaboration between the Laboratory of Radiation and Nuclear Systems (ERSN-LMR) from Faculty of Sciences of Tetuan (Morocco) and CENM. The 3-D continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCNP (version 5) was used to develop a versatile and accurate full model of the TRIGA core. The model represents in detailed all components of the core with literally no physical approximation. Continuous energy cross-section data from the more recent nuclear data evaluations (ENDF/B-VI.8, ENDF/B-VII.0, JEFF-3.1, and JENDL-3.3) as well as S({alpha}, {beta}) thermal neutron scattering functions distributed with the MCNP code were used. The cross-section libraries were generated by using the NJOY99 system updated to its more recent patch file 'up259'. The consistency and accuracy of both the Monte Carlo simulation and neutron transport physics were established by benchmarking the TRIGA experiments. Core excess reactivity, total and integral control rods worth as well as power peaking factors were used in the validation process. Results of calculations are analysed and discussed.

  11. Monte Carlo modelling of TRIGA research reactor

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    The Moroccan 2 MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at Centre des Etudes Nucleaires de la Maamora (CENM) achieved initial criticality on May 2, 2007. The reactor is designed to effectively implement the various fields of basic nuclear research, manpower training, and production of radioisotopes for their use in agriculture, industry, and medicine. This study deals with the neutronic analysis of the 2-MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at CENM and validation of the results by comparisons with the experimental, operational, and available final safety analysis report (FSAR) values. The study was prepared in collaboration between the Laboratory of Radiation and Nuclear Systems (ERSN-LMR) from Faculty of Sciences of Tetuan (Morocco) and CENM. The 3-D continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCNP (version 5) was used to develop a versatile and accurate full model of the TRIGA core. The model represents in detailed all components of the core with literally no physical approximation. Continuous energy cross-section data from the more recent nuclear data evaluations (ENDF/B-VI.8, ENDF/B-VII.0, JEFF-3.1, and JENDL-3.3) as well as S(α, β) thermal neutron scattering functions distributed with the MCNP code were used. The cross-section libraries were generated by using the NJOY99 system updated to its more recent patch file 'up259'. The consistency and accuracy of both the Monte Carlo simulation and neutron transport physics were established by benchmarking the TRIGA experiments. Core excess reactivity, total and integral control rods worth as well as power peaking factors were used in the validation process. Results of calculations are analysed and discussed.

  12. Accelerated GPU based SPECT Monte Carlo simulations.

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    Garcia, Marie-Paule; Bert, Julien; Benoit, Didier; Bardiès, Manuel; Visvikis, Dimitris

    2016-06-01

    Monte Carlo (MC) modelling is widely used in the field of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as it is a reliable technique to simulate very high quality scans. This technique provides very accurate modelling of the radiation transport and particle interactions in a heterogeneous medium. Various MC codes exist for nuclear medicine imaging simulations. Recently, new strategies exploiting the computing capabilities of graphical processing units (GPU) have been proposed. This work aims at evaluating the accuracy of such GPU implementation strategies in comparison to standard MC codes in the context of SPECT imaging. GATE was considered the reference MC toolkit and used to evaluate the performance of newly developed GPU Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation (GGEMS) modules for SPECT imaging. Radioisotopes with different photon energies were used with these various CPU and GPU Geant4-based MC codes in order to assess the best strategy for each configuration. Three different isotopes were considered: (99m) Tc, (111)In and (131)I, using a low energy high resolution (LEHR) collimator, a medium energy general purpose (MEGP) collimator and a high energy general purpose (HEGP) collimator respectively. Point source, uniform source, cylindrical phantom and anthropomorphic phantom acquisitions were simulated using a model of the GE infinia II 3/8" gamma camera. Both simulation platforms yielded a similar system sensitivity and image statistical quality for the various combinations. The overall acceleration factor between GATE and GGEMS platform derived from the same cylindrical phantom acquisition was between 18 and 27 for the different radioisotopes. Besides, a full MC simulation using an anthropomorphic phantom showed the full potential of the GGEMS platform, with a resulting acceleration factor up to 71. The good agreement with reference codes and the acceleration factors obtained support the use of GPU implementation strategies for improving computational

  13. Accelerated GPU based SPECT Monte Carlo simulations

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    Garcia, Marie-Paule; Bert, Julien; Benoit, Didier; Bardiès, Manuel; Visvikis, Dimitris

    2016-06-01

    Monte Carlo (MC) modelling is widely used in the field of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as it is a reliable technique to simulate very high quality scans. This technique provides very accurate modelling of the radiation transport and particle interactions in a heterogeneous medium. Various MC codes exist for nuclear medicine imaging simulations. Recently, new strategies exploiting the computing capabilities of graphical processing units (GPU) have been proposed. This work aims at evaluating the accuracy of such GPU implementation strategies in comparison to standard MC codes in the context of SPECT imaging. GATE was considered the reference MC toolkit and used to evaluate the performance of newly developed GPU Geant4-based Monte Carlo simulation (GGEMS) modules for SPECT imaging. Radioisotopes with different photon energies were used with these various CPU and GPU Geant4-based MC codes in order to assess the best strategy for each configuration. Three different isotopes were considered: 99m Tc, 111In and 131I, using a low energy high resolution (LEHR) collimator, a medium energy general purpose (MEGP) collimator and a high energy general purpose (HEGP) collimator respectively. Point source, uniform source, cylindrical phantom and anthropomorphic phantom acquisitions were simulated using a model of the GE infinia II 3/8" gamma camera. Both simulation platforms yielded a similar system sensitivity and image statistical quality for the various combinations. The overall acceleration factor between GATE and GGEMS platform derived from the same cylindrical phantom acquisition was between 18 and 27 for the different radioisotopes. Besides, a full MC simulation using an anthropomorphic phantom showed the full potential of the GGEMS platform, with a resulting acceleration factor up to 71. The good agreement with reference codes and the acceleration factors obtained support the use of GPU implementation strategies for improving computational efficiency

  14. Monte Carlo modelling of TRIGA research reactor

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    El Bakkari, B.; Nacir, B.; El Bardouni, T.; El Younoussi, C.; Merroun, O.; Htet, A.; Boulaich, Y.; Zoubair, M.; Boukhal, H.; Chakir, M.

    2010-10-01

    The Moroccan 2 MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at Centre des Etudes Nucléaires de la Maâmora (CENM) achieved initial criticality on May 2, 2007. The reactor is designed to effectively implement the various fields of basic nuclear research, manpower training, and production of radioisotopes for their use in agriculture, industry, and medicine. This study deals with the neutronic analysis of the 2-MW TRIGA MARK II research reactor at CENM and validation of the results by comparisons with the experimental, operational, and available final safety analysis report (FSAR) values. The study was prepared in collaboration between the Laboratory of Radiation and Nuclear Systems (ERSN-LMR) from Faculty of Sciences of Tetuan (Morocco) and CENM. The 3-D continuous energy Monte Carlo code MCNP (version 5) was used to develop a versatile and accurate full model of the TRIGA core. The model represents in detailed all components of the core with literally no physical approximation. Continuous energy cross-section data from the more recent nuclear data evaluations (ENDF/B-VI.8, ENDF/B-VII.0, JEFF-3.1, and JENDL-3.3) as well as S( α, β) thermal neutron scattering functions distributed with the MCNP code were used. The cross-section libraries were generated by using the NJOY99 system updated to its more recent patch file "up259". The consistency and accuracy of both the Monte Carlo simulation and neutron transport physics were established by benchmarking the TRIGA experiments. Core excess reactivity, total and integral control rods worth as well as power peaking factors were used in the validation process. Results of calculations are analysed and discussed.

  15. Criticality benchmarking of ANET Monte Carlo code

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    In this work the new Monte Carlo code ANET is tested on criticality calculations. ANET is developed based on the high energy physics code GEANT of CERN and aims at progressively satisfying several requirements regarding both simulations of GEN II/III reactors, as well as of innovative nuclear reactor designs such as the Accelerator Driven Systems (ADSs). Here ANET is applied on three different nuclear configurations, including a subcritical assembly, a Material Testing Reactor and the conceptual configuration of an ADS. In the first case, calculation of the effective multiplication factor (keff) are performed for the Training Nuclear Reactor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, while in the second case keff is computed for the fresh fueled core of the Portuguese research reactor (RPJ) just after its conversion to Low Enriched Uranium, considering the control rods at the position that renders the reactor critical. In both cases ANET computations are compared with corresponding results obtained by three different well established codes, including both deterministic (XSDRNPM/CITATION) and Monte Carlo (TRIPOLI, MCNP). In the RPI case, keff computations are also compared with observations during the reactor core commissioning since the control rods are considered at criticality position. The above verification studies show ANET to produce reasonable results since they are satisfactorily compared with other models as well as with observations. For the third case (ADS), preliminary ANET computations of keff for various intensities of the proton beam are presented, showing also a reasonable code performance concerning both the order of magnitude and the relative variation of the computed parameter. (author)

  16. Monte Carlo scatter correction for SPECT

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    The goal of this dissertation is to present a quantitatively accurate and computationally fast scatter correction method that is robust and easily accessible for routine applications in SPECT imaging. A Monte Carlo based scatter estimation method is investigated and developed further. The Monte Carlo simulation program SIMIND (Simulating Medical Imaging Nuclear Detectors), was specifically developed to simulate clinical SPECT systems. The SIMIND scatter estimation (SSE) method was developed further using a multithreading technique to distribute the scatter estimation task across multiple threads running concurrently on multi-core CPU's to accelerate the scatter estimation process. An analytical collimator that ensures less noise was used during SSE. The research includes the addition to SIMIND of charge transport modeling in cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors. Phenomena associated with radiation-induced charge transport including charge trapping, charge diffusion, charge sharing between neighboring detector pixels, as well as uncertainties in the detection process are addressed. Experimental measurements and simulation studies were designed for scintillation crystal based SPECT and CZT based SPECT systems to verify and evaluate the expanded SSE method. Jaszczak Deluxe and Anthropomorphic Torso Phantoms (Data Spectrum Corporation, Hillsborough, NC, USA) were used for experimental measurements and digital versions of the same phantoms employed during simulations to mimic experimental acquisitions. This study design enabled easy comparison of experimental and simulated data. The results have consistently shown that the SSE method performed similarly or better than the triple energy window (TEW) and effective scatter source estimation (ESSE) methods for experiments on all the clinical SPECT systems. The SSE method is proven to be a viable method for scatter estimation for routine clinical use.

  17. Quantum Monte Carlo Simulations : Algorithms, Limitations and Applications

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    A survey is given of Quantum Monte Carlo methods currently used to simulate quantum lattice models. The formalisms employed to construct the simulation algorithms are sketched. The origin of fundamental (minus sign) problems which limit the applicability of the Quantum Monte Carlo approach is shown

  18. CERN Summer Student Report 2016 Monte Carlo Data Base Improvement

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    Caciulescu, Alexandru Razvan

    2016-01-01

    During my Summer Student project I worked on improving the Monte Carlo Data Base and MonALISA services for the ALICE Collaboration. The project included learning the infrastructure for tracking and monitoring of the Monte Carlo productions as well as developing a new RESTful API for seamless integration with the JIRA issue tracking framework.

  19. Managing the Knowledge Commons: Interview with Carlo Vercellone -

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    Interview with Dr. Carlo Vercellone, one of the leading theorists of cognitive capitalism and economist at the CNRS Lab of The Sorbonne Economic Centre (Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, CES). - See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/managing-knowledge-commons-interview-carlo-vercellone#sthash.1F1Ig5dF.dpuf,

  20. Adjoint electron-photon transport Monte Carlo calculations with ITS

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    A general adjoint coupled electron-photon Monte Carlo code for solving the Boltzmann-Fokker-Planck equation has recently been created. It is a modified version of ITS 3.0, a coupled electronphoton Monte Carlo code that has world-wide distribution. The applicability of the new code to radiation-interaction problems of the type found in space environments is demonstrated

  1. Neutron point-flux calculation by Monte Carlo

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    A survey of the usual methods for estimating flux at a point is given. The associated variance-reducing techniques in direct Monte Carlo games are explained. The multigroup Monte Carlo codes MC for critical systems and PUNKT for point source-point detector-systems are represented, and problems in applying the codes to practical tasks are discussed. (author)

  2. Monte Carlo simulations of single polymer force-extension relations

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    We present Monte Carlo simulations for studying the statistical mechanics of arbitrarily long single molecules under stretching. In many cases in which the thermodynamic limit is not satisfied, different statistical ensembles yield different macroscopic force-displacement curves. In this work we provide a description of the Monte Carlo simulations and discuss in details the assumptions adopted.

  3. Nuclear data treatment for SAM-CE Monte Carlo calculations

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    The treatment of nuclear data by the SAM-CE Monte Carlo code system is presented. The retrieval of neutron, gamma production, and photon data from the ENDF/B fils is described. Integral cross sections as well as differential data are utilized in the Monte Carlo calculations, and the processing procedures for the requisite data are summarized

  4. Fission Matrix Capability for MCNP Monte Carlo

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    Carney, Sean E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martin, William R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-09-05

    In a Monte Carlo criticality calculation, before the tallying of quantities can begin, a converged fission source (the fundamental eigenvector of the fission kernel) is required. Tallies of interest may include powers, absorption rates, leakage rates, or the multiplication factor (the fundamental eigenvalue of the fission kernel, k{sub eff}). Just as in the power iteration method of linear algebra, if the dominance ratio (the ratio of the first and zeroth eigenvalues) is high, many iterations of neutron history simulations are required to isolate the fundamental mode of the problem. Optically large systems have large dominance ratios, and systems containing poor neutron communication between regions are also slow to converge. The fission matrix method, implemented into MCNP[1], addresses these problems. When Monte Carlo random walk from a source is executed, the fission kernel is stochastically applied to the source. Random numbers are used for: distances to collision, reaction types, scattering physics, fission reactions, etc. This method is used because the fission kernel is a complex, 7-dimensional operator that is not explicitly known. Deterministic methods use approximations/discretization in energy, space, and direction to the kernel. Consequently, they are faster. Monte Carlo directly simulates the physics, which necessitates the use of random sampling. Because of this statistical noise, common convergence acceleration methods used in deterministic methods do not work. In the fission matrix method, we are using the random walk information not only to build the next-iteration fission source, but also a spatially-averaged fission kernel. Just like in deterministic methods, this involves approximation and discretization. The approximation is the tallying of the spatially-discretized fission kernel with an incorrect fission source. We address this by making the spatial mesh fine enough that this error is negligible. As a consequence of discretization we get a

  5. San Carlos: Un modelo de conexión social en medio de la violencia

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    Héctor Fabio Guerrero Berrío

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    Full Text Available El presente ensayo analiza la dinámica que ha tenido el conflicto armado en el municipio de San Carlos, Antioquía, durante la última década del siglo XX hasta la actualidad. Específicamente, analiza los daños morales, psicológicos y políticos que han generado las masacres de las veredas El Chocó y Dos Quebradas, así como las acciones de resistencia social que ha realizado la comunidad para la construcción de una nueva realidad a pesar de la violencia. Lo anterior sugiere la importancia de comprender el ejercicio de reflexión ética y de la memoria que han realizado las víctimas para configurar lo que, de acuerdo a la óptica de Iris Young, se denominaría un modelo de conexión social, y que les ha permitido asumir responsabilidades colectivas  para hacer frente a las injusticias estructurales que han padecido.

  6. Avaliação de clones de eucalipto para resistência à ferrugem em condições de micropropagação

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    Reginaldo Gonçalves Mafia

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    Full Text Available A ferrugem, causada pelo fungo Puccinia psidii, é uma das doenças mais frequentes nos plantios de eucalipto no Brasil. Atualmente, o plantio de clones resistentes constitui a principal estratégia para o controle da doença no campo. Para selecionar clones resistentes, é fundamental inocular e avaliar a resposta fenotípica de diferentes materiais genéticos, o que demanda tempo e recursos. Para facilitar e acelerar essa etapa do programa de melhoramento genético, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resistência em paralelo à etapa de multiplicação dos clones de eucalipto pela técnica de micropropagação. Para isso, seis clones foram multiplicados em meio MS, modificado nas fases de multiplicação, alongamento e enraizamento. Após 60 dias de incubação, os explantes foram inoculados com suspensão de esporos do patógeno ajustada para 2x10(4 urediniósporos mL-1. Os explantes foram incubados a 24 ± 2 ºC, fotoperíodo de 14 h de luz com intensidade de 20 ∝mol.s-1.m-2. Após 7, 11 e 14 dias da inoculação, avaliou-se a incidência da doença. Observou-se que as reações dos genótipos avaliados em condições de micropropagação foram altamente correlacionadas com os fenótipos determinados pelo procedimento-padrão de inoculação. Assim, o uso desse protocolo permite avaliar grande número de genótipos, com maior rapidez e precisão.

  7. Monte Carlo 2000 Conference : Advanced Monte Carlo for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications

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    Baräo, Fernando; Nakagawa, Masayuki; Távora, Luis; Vaz, Pedro

    2001-01-01

    This book focusses on the state of the art of Monte Carlo methods in radiation physics and particle transport simulation and applications, the latter involving in particular, the use and development of electron--gamma, neutron--gamma and hadronic codes. Besides the basic theory and the methods employed, special attention is paid to algorithm development for modeling, and the analysis of experiments and measurements in a variety of fields ranging from particle to medical physics.

  8. Quantum Monte Carlo methods algorithms for lattice models

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    Gubernatis, James; Werner, Philipp

    2016-01-01

    Featuring detailed explanations of the major algorithms used in quantum Monte Carlo simulations, this is the first textbook of its kind to provide a pedagogical overview of the field and its applications. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the Monte Carlo method, its use, and its foundations, and examines algorithms for the simulation of quantum many-body lattice problems at finite and zero temperature. These algorithms include continuous-time loop and cluster algorithms for quantum spins, determinant methods for simulating fermions, power methods for computing ground and excited states, and the variational Monte Carlo method. Also discussed are continuous-time algorithms for quantum impurity models and their use within dynamical mean-field theory, along with algorithms for analytically continuing imaginary-time quantum Monte Carlo data. The parallelization of Monte Carlo simulations is also addressed. This is an essential resource for graduate students, teachers, and researchers interested in ...

  9. Hybrid SN/Monte Carlo research and results

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    The neutral particle transport equation is solved by a hybrid method that iteratively couples regions where deterministic (SN) and stochastic (Monte Carlo) methods are applied. The Monte Carlo and SN regions are fully coupled in the sense that no assumption is made about geometrical separation or decoupling. The hybrid method has been successfully applied to realistic shielding problems. The vectorized Monte Carlo algorithm in the hybrid method has been ported to the massively parallel architecture of the Connection Machine. Comparisons of performance on a vector machine (Cray Y-MP) and the Connection Machine (CM-2) show that significant speedups are obtainable for vectorized Monte Carlo algorithms on massively parallel machines, even when realistic problems requiring variance reduction are considered. However, the architecture of the Connection Machine does place some limitations on the regime in which the Monte Carlo algorithm may by expected to perform well. (author)

  10. Reconstruction of Monte Carlo replicas from Hessian parton distributions

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    Hou, Tie-Jiun; Huston, Joey; Nadolsky, Pavel; Schmidt, Carl; Stump, Daniel; Wang, Bo-Ting; Xie, Ke-Ping; Dulat, Sayipjamal; Pumplin, Jon; Yuan, C -P

    2016-01-01

    We explore connections between two common methods for quantifying the uncertainty in parton distribution functions (PDFs), based on the Hessian error matrix and Monte-Carlo sampling. CT14 parton distributions in the Hessian representation are converted into Monte-Carlo replicas by a numerical method that reproduces important properties of CT14 Hessian PDFs: the asymmetry of CT14 uncertainties and positivity of individual parton distributions. The ensembles of CT14 Monte-Carlo replicas constructed this way at NNLO and NLO are suitable for various collider applications, such as cross section reweighting. Master formulas for computation of asymmetric standard deviations in the Monte-Carlo representation are derived. A numerical program is made available for conversion of Hessian PDFs into Monte-Carlo replicas according to normal, log-normal, and Watt-Thorne sampling procedures.

  11. Problems in radiation shielding calculations with Monte Carlo methods

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    The Monte Carlo method is a very useful tool for solving a large class of radiation transport problem. In contrast with deterministic method, geometric complexity is a much less significant problem for Monte Carlo calculations. However, the accuracy of Monte Carlo calculations is of course, limited by statistical error of the quantities to be estimated. In this report, we point out some typical problems to solve a large shielding system including radiation streaming. The Monte Carlo coupling technique was developed to settle such a shielding problem accurately. However, the variance of the Monte Carlo results using the coupling technique of which detectors were located outside the radiation streaming, was still not enough. So as to bring on more accurate results for the detectors located outside the streaming and also for a multi-legged-duct streaming problem, a practicable way of ''Prism Scattering technique'' is proposed in the study. (author)

  12. A hybrid Monte Carlo and response matrix Monte Carlo method in criticality calculation

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    Full core calculations are very useful and important in reactor physics analysis, especially in computing the full core power distributions, optimizing the refueling strategies and analyzing the depletion of fuels. To reduce the computing time and accelerate the convergence, a method named Response Matrix Monte Carlo (RMMC) method based on analog Monte Carlo simulation was used to calculate the fixed source neutron transport problems in repeated structures. To make more accurate calculations, we put forward the RMMC method based on non-analog Monte Carlo simulation and investigate the way to use RMMC method in criticality calculations. Then a new hybrid RMMC and MC (RMMC+MC) method is put forward to solve the criticality problems with combined repeated and flexible geometries. This new RMMC+MC method, having the advantages of both MC method and RMMC method, can not only increase the efficiency of calculations, also simulate more complex geometries rather than repeated structures. Several 1-D numerical problems are constructed to test the new RMMC and RMMC+MC method. The results show that RMMC method and RMMC+MC method can efficiently reduce the computing time and variations in the calculations. Finally, the future research directions are mentioned and discussed at the end of this paper to make RMMC method and RMMC+MC method more powerful. (authors)

  13. Leer para Sophia

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    Cassany, Daniel

    2009-01-01

    Leer para Sophia re??ne algunos de mis trabajos m??s recientes sobre la lectura, desde perspectivas complementarias, te??ricas y pr??cticas, destacando el tema de futuro de la lectura electr??nica o en l??nea. El t??tulo de este volumen tiene un doble sentido : primero apela al significado griego del vocablo sophia (sabidur??a), para iluminar uno de los prop??sitos esenciales de la lectura: aprender y comprender; luego quiere agradecer ...

  14. EL SOL COMO ALTERNATIVA PARA PRODUCIR ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA: PROPUESTA PARQUE INFANTIL PARA LA CIUDAD DE CÚCUTA

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    Karla Yohana Sánchez-Mojica; Jhonathan Velandia; Sigifredo Chia

    2015-01-01

    La problemática del consumo descontrolado de energía eléctrica en el mundo y su constante crecimiento, es el escenario para el desarrollo de esta investigación que busca adelantar una propuesta para crear un parque infantil por parte de estudiantes de la Institución educativa Carlos Ramírez Paris, que funcione con energía solar como estrategia de sensibilización a la comunidad en general sobre el uso de energías limpias en la ciudad y en Colombia. Los estudiantes plantean la idea desde el pro...

  15. La casa de los deseos. Teatro para ciegos

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    Pérez, Hitandeui

    2014-01-01

    La casa de los deseos, obra de teatro de la compañía teatral Carlos Ancira fue montada originalmente para un público ciego en la ciudad de Puebla, Pue., en 1999. Dirigida por Pablo Moreno Viveros, es una obra de teatro que estimula todos los sentidos (gusto, tacto, olfato, oído y propiocepción) compensando así la deficiencia visual. Esta obra está dirigida a personas ciegas y videntes; no obstante todas participan de la función con antifaz en los ojos. Moreno afirma que esta obra “es única po...

  16. Algoritmos para comunicaciones inalámbricas MIMO-OFDM

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    García-Armada, Ana

    2008-01-01

    El Grupo de Comunicaciones de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid ha diseñado e implementado algoritmos para mejora de las prestaciones de los sistemas MIMO-OFDM. Esta tecnología es capaz de proporcionar comunicaciones inalámbricas con gran velocidad de transmisión. Los algoritmos desarrollados permiten, por una parte, la corrección de imperfecciones introducidas por los equipos de radio-frecuencia y, por otra, la adaptación de la transmisión a las características del canal.

  17. Teatro y pedagogía : una metodología para la formación de docentes : pensar la práctica para transformarla /

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    Díaz Ortega, Carlos

    2011-01-01

     tesis que para obtener el grado de Doctor en Pedagogía, presenta Carlos Díaz Ortega ; asesor Miguel Antonio Escobar Guerrero, María Concepción Barrón Tirado, Fernando Juan Jiménez Mier y Teran. 229 páginas. Doctorado en Pedagogía UNAM, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 2011

  18. Rotulagem de alimentos que contém Organismos Geneticamente Modificados: políticas internacionais e Legislação no Brasil Labeling of food containing Genetically Modified Organisms: international policies and Brazilian legislation

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    Thadeu Estevam Moreira Maramaldo Costa; Victor Augustus Marin

    2011-01-01

    O crescimento da área de superfície plantada com as culturas geneticamente modificadas, com a consequente liberação dessas lavouras para o ambiente e para a comercialização, levantou questionamentos sobre a segurança destes produtos. A entrada em vigor do Protocolo de Cartagena sobre Biossegurança , fez com que houvesse a necessidade de aquisição de informações e capacitação nesta área para a implementação de políticas de biossegurança e para tomadas de decisões por partes dos governos em nív...

  19. El embarazo adolescente en el Perú: Situación actual e implicancias para las políticas públicas

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    Walter Mendoza

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra los vínculos entre el embarazo en adolescentes peruanas de 15 a 19 años con la pobreza, la desnutrición y la exclusión social. Se proponen alternativas para su atención en el marco de los programas sociales y de la lucha contra la pobreza. Para ello, se describen y analizan sus tendencias en los últimos 20 años, enfatizando sus múltiples y persistentes inequidades. Se registra que en ese periodo las prevalencias no se han modificado sustancialmente, a pesar de una leve baja en el área rural. Estas tendencias son analizadas a la luz de sus determinantes próximos, incluyendo los cambios en la exposición al riesgo de embarazo no planificado. Luego se describe el impacto que esta situación tiene sobre las adolescentes y sus hijos, así como su impacto laboral y económico. Finalmente, se hace una revisión de las experiencias de países que aplican programas sociales semejantes al peruano, destacando aquellas que podrían ser asimiladas por el Perú.

  20. El embarazo adolescente en el Perú: situación actual e implicancias para las políticas públicas

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    Walter Mendoza

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo muestra los vínculos entre el embarazo en adolescentes peruanas de 15 a 19 años con la pobreza, la desnutrición y la exclusión social. Se proponen alternativas para su atención en el marco de los programas sociales y de la lucha contra la pobreza. Para ello, se describen y analizan sus tendencias en los últimos 20 años, enfatizando sus múltiples y persistentes inequidades. Se registra que en ese periodo las prevalencias no se han modificado sustancialmente, a pesar de una leve baja en el área rural. Estas tendencias son analizadas a la luz de sus determinantes próximos, incluyendo los cambios en la exposición al riesgo de embarazo no planificado. Luego se describe el impacto que esta situación tiene sobre las adolescentes y sus hijos, así como su impacto laboral y económico. Finalmente, se hace una revisión de las experiencias de países que aplican programas sociales semejantes al peruano, destacando aquellas que podrían ser asimiladas por el Perú.