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  1. Integrated ageing management of Atucha NPP

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    Ranalli, Juan M.; Marchena, Martin H.; Zorrilla, Jorge R.; Antonaccio, Elvio E.; Brenna, Pablo; Yllanez, Daniela; Cruz, Gerardo Vera de la; Luraschi, Carlos, E-mail: ranalli@cnea.gov.ar [Gerencia Coordinacion Proyectos CNEA-NASA, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Sabransky, Mario, E-mail: msabransky@na-sa.com.ar [Departamento Gestion de Envejecimiento, Central Nuclear Atucha I-II Nucleoelectrica Argentina S.A., Provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2013-07-01

    Atucha NPP is a two PHWR unit site located in Lima, Province of Buenos Aires, 120 km north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Until recent, the site was split in Atucha I NPP, a 350 MW pressure vessel heavy water reactor in operation since 1974; and Atucha II, a similar design reactor, twice as big as Atucha I finishing a delayed construction. With the start-up of Atucha II and aiming to integrate the management of the plants, the Utility (Nucleolectrica Argentina Sociedad Anonima - NASA) has reorganized its operation units. Within this reorganization, an Ageing Management Department has been created to cope with all ageing issues of both Atucha I and II units. The Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica - CNEA) is a state-owned R and D organization that; among other functions such as designing and building research reactors, developing uranium mining and supplying radioisotopes to the medical market; is in charge of providing support and technological update to all Argentinean NPPs. The Ageing Management Department of Atucha NPP and the Ageing Management Division of CNEA has formed a joint working group in order to set up an Integrated Ageing Management Program for Atucha NPP following IAEA guidelines. In the present work a summary of the activities, documental structure and first outputs of the Integrated Ageing Management Program of Atucha NPP is presented. (author)

  2. Argentina: Nuclear power development and Atucha 2

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    Nogarin, Mauro

    2015-08-15

    In 2014, nuclear energy generated about 5,257 GWh of electricity or a total share of 4.05 % of the total electrical energy of about 129,747.63 GWh kWh produced in Argentina and there has been a trend for this production to increase. Argentina currently has a nuclear production capacity of 1,010 megawatts of electrical energy. However, when the Atucha 2 nuclear power plant is completed and starts commercial operation, it will add 745 megawatts to this electrical production capacity. There are two sites with nuclear power plants in Argentina: Atucha and Embalse. The Embalse nuclear power plant went into operation in 1984. At the Atucha site, the Atucha-1 nuclear power plant started operation in 1974. It was the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. Construction of Atucha-2 started in 1981 but advanced slowly due to funding and was suspended in 1994 when the plant was 81 % built. In 2003, new plans were approved to complete the Atucha 2. I summer 2014 the plant went critical for the first time. The construction was completed under a contract with AECL.

  3. Photometric Modelling of Close Binary Star CN And

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    D. M. Z. Jassur; A. Khodadadi

    2006-03-01

    The results of two color photometry of active close binary CN And are presented and analyzed. The light curves of the system are obviously asymmetric, with the primary maximum brighter than the secondary maximum, which is known as the O’Conell effect. The most plausible explanation of the asymmetry is expected to be due to spot activity of the primary component. For the determination of physical and geometrical parameters, the most new version of W–D code was used, but the presence of asymmetry prevented the convergence of the method when the whole light curves were used. The solutions were obtained by applying mode 3 of W–D code to the first half of the light curves, assuming synchronous rotation and zero eccentricity. Absolute parameters of the system were obtained from combining the photometric solution with spectroscopic data obtained from radial velocity curve analysis. The results indicate the poor thermal contact of the components and transit primary minimum. Finally the O–C diagram was analyzed. It was found that the orbital period of the system is changing with a rate of / = -2.2(6) × 10-10 which corresponds to mass transfer from more massive component to less massive with the rate of / ∼ 4.82 × 10-88sun/year.

  4. A Coupled Calculation Suite for Atucha II Operational Transients Analysis

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    Oscar Mazzantini

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available While more than a decade ago reactor and thermal hydraulic calculations were tedious and often needed a lot of approximations and simplifications that forced the designers to take a very conservative approach, computational resources available nowadays allow engineers to cope with increasingly complex problems in a reasonable time. The use of best-estimate calculations provides tools to justify convenient engineering margins, reduces costs, and maximises economic benefits. In this direction, a suite of coupled best-estimate specific calculation codes was developed to analyse the behaviour of the Atucha II nuclear power plant in Argentina. The developed tool includes three-dimensional spatial neutron kinetics, a channel-level model of the core thermal hydraulics with subcooled boiling correlations, a one-dimensional model of the primary and secondary circuits including pumps, steam generators, heat exchangers, and the turbine with all their associated control loops, and a complete simulation of the reactor control, limitation, and protection system working in closed-loop conditions as a faithful representation of the real power plant. In the present paper, a description of the coupling scheme between the codes involved is given, and some examples of their application to Atucha II are shown.

  5. The Cauchy Boundary Value Problems on Closed Piecewise Smooth Manifolds in Cn

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    Liang Yu LIN; Chun Hui QIU

    2004-01-01

    Suppose that D is a bounded domain with a piecewise C1 smooth boundary in Cn. Let ψ∈ C1+α((б)D). By using the Hadamard principal value of the higher order singular integral and solid angle coefficient method of points on the boundary, we give the Plemelj formula of the higher order singular integral with the Bochner-Martinelli kernel, which has integral density ψ. Moreover,by means of the Plemelj formula and methods of complex partial differential equations, we discuss the corresponding Cauchy boundary value problem with the Bochner-Martinelli kernel on a closed piecewise smooth manifold and obtain its unique branch complex harmonic solution.

  6. Domestication and defence: Foliar tannins and C/N ratios in cassava and a close wild relative

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    Mondolot, Laurence; Marlas, Amandine; Barbeau, Damien; Gargadennec, Annick; Pujol, Benoît; McKey, Doyle

    2008-09-01

    Plant domestication is accompanied by shifts in resource allocation, as a result of farmer selection for genotypes that give high yields in agricultural habitats. Relaxed natural selection for chemical and physical defences in these habitats could facilitate resource allocation to yield. We compared the concentrations of tannins, and C/N ratios, which are often correlated with investment in cell-wall compounds, in leaves of landraces of domesticated cassava ( Manihot esculenta) and a close wild relative in French Guiana. Foliar concentrations of tannins were about 1.9 times higher in the wild relative than in domesticated cassava. Histochemical analyses showed that tannins were present in nearly all palisade and spongy parenchyma cells of the wild taxon, but in only some cells of these tissues in M. esculenta. C/N ratios were also 1.9 times higher in leaves of the wild relative than in those of domesticated cassava. Tannins accounted for only a small proportion of total carbon, and the higher C/N ratio in wild than in domesticated cassava may reflect higher investment in carbon-containing compounds additional to tannins, such as cell-wall compounds. The divergence in these traits between cassava and this close wild relative mirrors a broad pattern observed in wild plant species across habitats varying in resource availability. One explanation for our results is that domestication in cassava may have favoured a shift from a resource conservation strategy to a resource acquisition strategy.

  7. Benchmark of Atucha-2 PHWR RELAP5-3D control rod model by Monte Carlo MCNP5 core calculation

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    Pecchia, M.; D' Auria, F. [San Piero A Grado Nuclear Research Group GRNSPG, Univ. of Pisa, via Diotisalvi, 2, 56122 - Pisa (Italy); Mazzantini, O. [Nucleo-electrica Argentina Societad Anonima NA-SA, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    2012-07-01

    Atucha-2 is a Siemens-designed PHWR reactor under construction in the Republic of Argentina. Its geometrical complexity and peculiarities require the adoption of advanced Monte Carlo codes for performing realistic neutronic simulations. Therefore core models of Atucha-2 PHWR were developed using MCNP5. In this work a methodology was set up to collect the flux in the hexagonal mesh by which the Atucha-2 core is represented. The scope of this activity is to evaluate the effect of obliquely inserted control rod on neutron flux in order to validate the RELAP5-3D{sup C}/NESTLE three dimensional neutron kinetic coupled thermal-hydraulic model, applied by GRNSPG/UNIPI for performing selected transients of Chapter 15 FSAR of Atucha-2. (authors)

  8. How Belgium helped establish a surveillance programme for Argentina's Atucha-2

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    Mitev, Lubomir [NucNet, Brussels (Belgium)

    2015-02-15

    Collaboration between Belgian experts and Argentina on the commissioning of Argentine reactors helped overcome problems caused by delays with construction. Marc Scibetta, deputy manager for nuclear materials science, from the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK CEN) gave an interview in which he told some facts to Lubomir Mitev of NucNet. The cooperation between SCK CEN an Argentina's Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA) started in 2002. The first project was a support for the safety evaluation of the Atucha-1 reactor pressure vessel. When Argentina resumed the construction of Atucha-2 in 2006 - originally, construction started in 1981 but was suspended in 1985 due to financial reasons -, SCK CEN was asked to develop and implement a surveillance programme for the unit.

  9. Widespread use of best estimate codes in Atucha II NPP simulator; Uso extendido de codigos Best estimate en el sumulador de Atucha II

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    Dieguez, G. L.; Garde, D.; Ruiz, J. A.; Exposito, A.

    2016-08-01

    Since the best estimate codes were first used in training simulators in the 90s, the computing power has increased dramatically and today the computing cost has become insignificant in these project. This allows using state of the art process simulation codes, both on detailed design models and also on the simulation of all the potentially biphasic plant systems. The Atucha II NPP simulator sets a good example. The quality of the results has enabled to proactively support the plant start-up, verifying the planned maneuvers and featuring reference behavior. It has also helped to understand unexpected phenomena and optimize the control loops. (Author)

  10. Atucha II NPP full scope simulator modelling with the thermal hydraulic code TRAC{sub R}T

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    Alonso, Pablo Rey; Ruiz, Jose Antonio; Rivero, Norberto, E-mail: prey@tecnatom.e, E-mail: jaruiz@tecnatom.e, E-mail: nrivero@tecnatom.e [Tecnatom S.A., Madrid (Spain)

    2011-07-01

    In February 2010 NA-SA (Nucleoelectrica Argentina S.A.) awarded Tecnatom the Atucha II full scope simulator project. NA-SA is a public company owner of the Argentinean nuclear power plants. Atucha II is due to enter in operation shortly. Atucha II NPP is a PHWR type plant cooled by the water of the Parana River and has the same design as the Atucha I unit, doubling its power capacity. Atucha II will produce 745 MWe utilizing heavy water as coolant and moderator, and natural uranium as fuel. A plant singular feature is the permanent core refueling. TRAC{sub R}T is the first real time thermal hydraulic six-equations code used in the training simulation industry for NSSS modeling. It is the result from adapting to real time the best estimate code TRACG. TRAC{sub R}T is based on first principle conservation equations for mass, energy and momentum for liquid and steam phases, with two phase flows under non homogeneous and non equilibrium conditions. At present, it has been successfully implemented in twelve full scope replica simulators in different training centers throughout the world. To ease the modeling task, TRAC{sub R}T includes a graphical pre-processing tool designed to optimize this process and alleviate the burden of entering alpha numerical data in an input file. (author)

  11. NPP atucha I. 40 years of commercial operation of the heavy-water reactor in Argentina

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    Mazzantini, Oscar A. [Nuclearelectrica Argentina SA, Atucha (Argentina); Fabian, Hermann O.

    2014-08-15

    The nuclear power plant (NPP) Atucha I in Argentina - a heavy-water reactor with pressure vessel technology operated with natural uranium - accomplished a remarkable anniversary on 26 June 2014: 40 years of commercial operation. State-run Nucleoelectrica Argentina SA (NA SA), being today the plant owner and operator commemorated this anniversary, as only few NPP exist which can refer to such long operating time with good performance. With a limited operating licence to 40 years (or rather 32 full load years) by the National Atomic Energy Agency (Comision National de Energia Atomica/CNEA) the plant had been handed over to CNEA on 24 June 1974 by the general contractor, Siemens AG, after release of the works contract on 1. June 1968. The site is located to the north-west of Buenos Aires upstream on the Rio Parana. The plant has an output of 345 MW; it has been continuously, reliable and successfully operated. Atucha I supplied overall 82.4 TWh of electricity into the national grid (220 kV) with an integral operating availability of 76.5 %.

  12. Analyses of Field Test Data at the Atucha-1 Spent Fuel Pools

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    Sitaraman, S. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2017-01-13

    A field test was conducted at the Atucha-1 spent nuclear fuel pools to validate a software package for gross defect detection that is used in conjunction with the inspection tool, Spent Fuel Neutron Counter (SFNC). A set of measurements was taken with the SFNC and the software predictions were compared with these data and analyzed. The data spanned a wide range of cooling times and a set of burnup levels leading to count rates from the several hundreds to around twenty per second. The current calibration in the software using linear fitting required the use of multiple calibration factors to cover the entire range of count rates recorded. The solution to this was to use power regression data fitting to normalize the predicted response and derive one calibration factor that can be applied to the entire set of data. The resulting comparisons between the predicted and measured responses were generally good and provided a quantitative method of detecting missing fuel in virtually all situations. Since the current version of the software uses the linear calibration method, it would need to be updated with the new power regression method to make it more user-friendly for real time verification and fieldable for the range of responses that will be encountered.

  13. Experimental Validation of RELAP5 and TRACE5 for Licensing Studies of the Boron Injection System of Atucha II

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    Alejandro I. Lazarte

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an experimental validation of RELAP5 and TRACE5 for licensing studies of the Atucha II-PHWR nuclear power plant. A scaled experimental facility, representing the boron injection system of Atucha II, was built. The system has a fundamental importance for loss of coolant accidents (LOCA and anticipated transients without scram (ATWS. The experiment consists of the discharge of a tank that represents the boron tank filled with air or a mixture of air-water onto a discharge tank that represents the moderator tank. Both tanks are connected by a pipe which includes a valve and an orifice plate to model the pressure losses due to the fittings in the real system. The pressure and water level measured in the tanks are compared with the RELAP5 and TRACE5 predictions. The codes predict the pressure in the tanks accurately. However, both codes overpredict the heat transfer in the boron tank air-water interface which produces a greater expansion of the air which leads to a small discrepancy in the boron tank level prediction.

  14. Graphical User Interface Software for Gross Defect Detection at the Atucha-I Plant

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    Wong, A C; Sitaraman, S; Ham, Y S; Peixoto, O

    2012-05-10

    At the Atucha-I pressurized heavy water reactor in Argentina, fuel assemblies in the spent fuel pools are stored by suspending them in two vertically stacked layers. This introduces the unique problem of verifying the presence of fuel in either layer without physically moving the fuel assemblies. Movement of fuel, especially from the lower layer, would involve a major effort on the part of the operator. Given that the facility uses both natural uranium and slightly enriched uranium at 0.85 w% {sup 235}U, and has been in operation since 1974, a wide range of burnups and cooling times can exist in any given pool. Additionally, while fuel assemblies are grouped together in a uniform fashion, the packing density from group to group can vary within a single pool. A tool called the Spent Fuel Neutron Counter (SFNC) was developed and successfully tested at the site to verify, in an in-situ condition, the presence of fuel up to burnups of 8,000 MWd/t. Since the neutron source term becomes a nonlinear function of burnup beyond this burnup, a new algorithm was developed to predict expected response from the SFNC at measurement locations covering the entire range of burnups, cooling times, and initial enrichments. With the aid of a static database of parameters including intrinsic sources and energy group-wise detector response functions, as well as explicit spent fuel information including burnups, cooling times, enrichment types, and spacing between fuel assemblies, an expected response for any given location can be calculated by summing the contributions from the relevant neighboring fuel assemblies. Thus, the new algorithm maps the expected responses across the various pools providing inspectors with a visual aid in verifying the presence of the spent fuel assemblies. This algorithm has been fully integrated into a standalone application built in LabVIEW. The GUI uses a step-by-step approach to allow the end-user to first calibrate the predicted database against a set of

  15. Model of automatic fuel management for the Atucha II nuclear central with the PUMA IV code; Modelo de gestion automatica de combustible para la Central Nuclear Atucha II con el codigo PUMA IV

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    Marconi G, J.F.; Tarazaga, A.E.; Romero, L.D. [CNEA, Av. Gral. Paz 1499 San Martin-Bs. As. (Argentina)]. e-mail: marconi@cnea.gov.ar

    2007-07-01

    The Atucha II central is a heavy water power station and natural uranium. For this reason and due to the first floor reactivity excess that have this type of reactors, it is necessary to carry out a continuous fuel management and with the central in power (for the case of Atucha II every 0.7 days approximately). To maintain in operation these centrals and to achieve a good fuels economy, different types of negotiate of fuels that include areas and roads where the fuels displace inside the core are proved; it is necessary to prove the great majority of these managements in long periods in order to corroborate the behavior of the power station and the burnt of extraction of the fuel elements. To carry out this work it is of great help that a program implements the approaches to continue in each replacement, using the roads and areas of each administration type to prove, and this way to obtain as results the one regulations execution in the time and the average burnt of extraction of the fuel elements, being fundamental this last data for the operator company of the power station. To carry out the previous work it is necessary that a physicist with experience in fuel management proves each one of the possible managements, even those that quickly can be discarded if its don't fulfill with the regulatory standards or its possess an average extraction burnt too much low. For this it is of fundamental help that with an automatic model the different administrations are proven and lastly the physicist analyzes the more important cases. The pattern in question not only allows to program different types of roads and areas of fuel management, but rather it also foresees the possibility to disable some of the approaches. (Author)

  16. CN rotational excitation

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    Palazzi, E.; Mandolesi, N.; Crane, Philippe

    1992-10-01

    We report the results of a search for new lines of sight in which to study the CN excitation and a statistical analysis of all the excitation temperatures measured using interstellar CN. This data set strongly confirms that the cosmic background radiation (CBR) is the dominant contributor to the excitation of CN, and demonstrates the homogeneity of the CBR. Thirty-five observations is a sufficiently large sample to look for the presence of systematic effects in the CN excitation. The weighted average of the CN excitation temperatures exceeds the T(CBR) obtained by COBE and the Canadian rocket by 82 +/- 30 mK. With the aim of looking at the origin of this difference, we have considered in detail the known mechanisms that could contribute to exciting the CN molecule. None of the data necessary to quantify these mechanisms are of sufficient quality to provide a clean explanation of the observed difference.

  17. A Procedure to Address the Fuel Rod Failures during LB-LOCA Transient in Atucha-2 NPP

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    Martina Adorni

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Depending on the specific event scenario and on the purpose of the analysis, the availability of calculation methods that are not implemented in the standard system thermal hydraulic codes might be required. This may imply the use of a dedicated fuel rod thermomechanical computer code. This paper provides an outline of the methodology for the analysis of the 2A LB-LOCA accident in Atucha-2 NPP and describes the procedure adopted for the use of the fuel rod thermomechanical code. The methodology implies the application of best estimate thermalhydraulics, neutron physics, and fuel pin performance computer codes, with the objective to verify the compliance with the specific acceptance criteria. The fuel pin performance code is applied with the main objective to evaluate the extent of cladding failures during the transient. The procedure consists of a deterministic calculation by the fuel performance code of each individual fuel rod during its lifetime and in the subsequent LB-LOCA transient calculations. The boundary and initial conditions are provided by core physics and three-dimensional neutron kinetic coupled thermal-hydraulic system codes calculations. The procedure is completed by the sensitivity calculations and the application of the probabilistic method, which are outside the scope of the current paper.

  18. SOME REMARKS ON HOLOMORPHIC FUNCTIONS AND TAYLOR SERIES IN Cn

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    Yu Jiarong

    2008-01-01

    Some previous results on convergence of Taylor series in Cn [3] are improved by indicating outside the domain of convergence the points where the series diverges and simplifying some proofs. These results contain the Cauchy-Hadamard theorem in C. Some Cauchy integral formulas of a holomorphic function on a closed ball in Cn are constructed and the Taylor series expansion is deduced.

  19. Utilization of noise analysis technique for mechanical vibrations estimation in the ATUCHA{sub 1} and Embalse Argentine NPP; Uso de la tecnica de analisis de ruido para la estimacion de vibraciones mecanicas en las centrales nucleares argentinas Atucha I y Embalse

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    Lescano, V.H.; Wentzeis, L.M. [Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina). Centro Atomico Constituyentes; Guevara, M.; Moreno, C. [Nucleoelectrica Argentina S.A., Cordoba (Argentina). Central Nuclear Embalse; Pineyro, J. [Nucleoelectrica Argentina S.A., Buenos Aires (Argentina). Central Nuclear Atucha I

    1996-07-01

    In Argentine, comprehensive noise measurements have been performed with the reactor instrumentation of the PHWR power plant Atucha I and Embalse. The Embalse reactor is a CANDU-600 (600 Mwe) type pressurized heavy water reactor. It's a heavy water moderator and heavy water cooled natural uranium fueled pressure tube system. Signal of vanadium and platinum type in core-self power neutron detectors of ex-core ion chambers and of a moderator pressure sensor have been recorded and analysed. The vibration of reactor internals as vertical and horizontal in-core neutron flux detectors units and the coolant channels systems, consisting of calandria and pressure tubes with fuel bundles, have been identified and monitored during normal reactor operation. Atucha I, is a PHWR reactor natural uranium fueled, and heavy water moderated and cooled. Neutron noise techniques using of ex-core ionization chambers and in-core Vanadium SPND's were implemented, among others, in order to produce early detection of anomalous vibrations in the reactor internals. Noise analysis was successfully performed to identify normal and peculiar vibrations in particular reactor internals. (author)

  20. Electronic transition CN laser

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    Quick, C. R., Jr.; Wittig, C.; Laudenslager, J. B.

    1976-01-01

    A 20 kW electric-discharge pumped CN laser oscillating on the A(2) Pi-X(2) Sigma molecular system is presented. Excitation is by a simple longitudinal discharge struck through HCN vapor. Twenty kW peak power is generated in a 150 nsec full-width half-maximum pulse. Two lasing bands were observed in the A-X system: the (0,1) and (0,2) bands near 1.42 and 2.0 microns respectively. Both P and Q branches are active in the two bands, with Q bands stronger. Peak laser energy is 3 mJ. Products of UV photolysis of HCN, electron impact excitation of HCN, and other possible excitation mechanisms and laser efficiency are discussed.

  1. (15)N Double-labeled guanosine from inosine through ring-opening-ring-closing and one-pot Pd-catalyzed C-O and C-N cross-coupling reactions.

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    Caner, Joaquim; Vilarrasa, Jaume

    2010-07-16

    [N,1-(15)N(2)]-Guanosine, or [1,NH(2)-(15)N(2)]-guanosine, and derivatives were prepared from tri-O-acetylinosine, via N-nitration and reaction with (15)NH(2)OH, followed by conversion of the (15)N-labeled 1-hydroxyinosine to the corresponding 2,6-dichloropurine riboside. The sequential one-pot C-O and C-N key couplings of this dichloro derivative with PhCH(2)OH and PhCO(15)NH(2) or (i)PrCO(15)NH(2) was achieved in good overall yields, with Pd(0)-Xantphos as the best choice of five different catalytic systems examined.

  2. Permission of change of limits in the vapor generators of the Atucha I Nuclear Central; Permiso de cambio de limites en los GVs de la CNA-I

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    Ventura, M. [Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear, Av. Libertador 8250 (1429), Capital Federal (Argentina)]. e-mail: mventura@sede.arn.gov.ar

    2006-07-01

    In the mark of the modification of the Atucha-I Nuclear Central Installation (CNA-I) as consequence of the Introduction of the System 'Second Drain of Heat' (SSC), the Entity Responsible for the CNA-I (NASA) requested authorization to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) to modify the value of the minimum level of water in the secondary side in the Steam generators (GVs) to activate the signal 'shoot of the Cut of the Reactor' (RESA-LLV). As the level in the GVs is one of those parameters that are used to shoot the Emergency Feeding System (RX), component of the SSC System, also was analyzed the change in the activation of the shoot signal of the 'Second Drain of Heat' (2SSC-LLV). The ARN uses for the study of the nuclear safety of nuclear power plants, the series of prediction programs RELAP5/MOD3.X. It participates of the evaluation and maintenance activities of these codes through specific agreements with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US-NRC). It is necessary to account with programs of this type since the ARN it licenses the construction and operation of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) and other outstanding facilities and it inquires its operation according to its own standards. With these tools its are auditing the calculations that the Responsible Entities of the operation make to guarantee the operability of the NPPs assisting the mentioned standards. The analysis with computational codes is used as a tool to achieve the best understanding in the behavior of the plant in union with the engineering approach, the manual calculations, the data analysis and the experience in the operation of the machine. (Author)

  3. The hyperspaces Cn(X for finite ray-graphs

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    Norah Esty

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we consider the hyperspace Cn(X of non-empty and closed subsets of a base space X with up to n connected components. The class of base spaces we consider we call finite ray-graphs, and are a noncompact variation on finite graphs. We prove two results about the structure of these hyperspaces under different topologies (Hausdorff metric topology and Vietoris topology.

  4. Interstellar CN and CH+ in Diffuse Molecular Clouds: 12C/13C Ratios and CN Excitation

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    Ritchey, A M; Lambert, D L

    2010-01-01

    We present very high signal-to-noise ratio absorption-line observations of CN and CH+ along 13 lines of sight through diffuse molecular clouds. The data are examined to extract precise isotopologic ratios of 12CN/13CN and 12CH+/13CH+ in order to assess predictions of diffuse cloud chemistry. Our results on 12CH+/13CH+ confirm that this ratio does not deviate from the ambient 12C/13C ratio in local interstellar clouds, as expected if the formation of CH+ involves nonthermal processes. We find that 12CN/13CN, however, can be significantly fractionated away from the ambient value. The dispersion in our sample of 12CN/13CN ratios is similar to that found in recent surveys of 12CO/13CO. For sight lines where both ratios have been determined, the 12CN/13CN ratios are generally fractionated in the opposite sense compared to 12CO/13CO. Chemical fractionation in CO results from competition between selective photodissociation and isotopic charge exchange. An inverse relationship between 12CN/13CN and 12CO/13CO follows ...

  5. CM()CN D-computable state

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    LIU DongDong; DI YaoMin

    2008-01-01

    The notions of D-computable state and D-concurrence are generalized to the CM()CN system. A class of D-computable state on CM()CN is given and the calculating method of the lower bound of D-concurrence is provided. The obvious expression of the lower bound of D-concurrence for the state mixed by two D-pure states is derived.

  6. Formation, structure and properties of GeCn± and Ge2Cn± binary clusters

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    CAO Yali; LI Guoliang; TANG Zichao

    2005-01-01

    The binary cluster ions Ge2Cn+/Ge2Cn- and GeCn+ have been produced by laser ablation. The parity effect is present in the negative ions Ge2Cn-, though it is not very prominent. While the experiments tell that the parity effect is totally not shown in the positive ions Ge2Cn+. An extensive theoretical investigation on GeCn/GeCn+/GeCn-(n = 1-10) and Ge2Cn/Ge2Cn+/Ge2Cn-(n = 1-9) has been carried out by density functional theory at B3LPY level. The calculation shows that the low-lying states of GeCn/GeCn+/GeCn-(n = 1-10) and Ge2Cn/Ge2Cn+/Ge2Cn-(n = 1-9) are linear structure with germanium atoms locating at terminals respectively. The electronic distributions, ionization potential (IPad), electron affinity (EA) and increasing bonding energy reveal that the parity effect of neutral species is much stronger than that of ions, which is attributed to the valence π-electrons. It is explained that the differences between experiments and calculations are due to the kinetic factor in the formation of Ge2Cn±.

  7. CN, NH2, and dust in the atmosphere of comet C/1999 J3 (LINEAR)

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    Korsun, P. P.; Jockers, K.

    2002-01-01

    Comet C/1999 J3 (LINEAR) was observed with 2 m telescope of the Pik Terskol Observatory on September 19, 1999. Narrow-band CCD images of the CN, NH2, and dust atmospheres were recorded with the Two-Channel focal reducer of the Max-Plank-Institute for Aeronomy. The distributions of the CN and NH2 molecules in the comet atmosphere were fitted with a Monte Carlo model. For the CN atmosphere the best agreement between observed and calculated surface profiles was reached with the CN photodissociation lifetime tau (CN)=1.5*E5 s and with the parent photodissociation lifetime tau (CNparent)=3.2*E4 s. This result indicates that HCN is the main source of the CN radicals in the atmosphere of comet C/1999 J3 (LINEAR). Regarding the NH2 radicals, there is no doubt that NH3 is the dominant source of this species in the comet atmosphere. The lifetimes tau (NH2)=1.0*E5 s for NH2 and tau (NH2 parent)=5.0*E3 s for its parent are close to theoretical calculations. The gas-production rates of CN, Q(CN)=3.8 *E25 mol s-1, and NH2, Q(NH2)=6.9*E25 mol s-1 have also been determined. The appearance of the comet and the obtained data show that the comet is a gaseous one. The Afrho values are 21.6 cm for the blue spectral window and 23.4 cm for the red one. The normalized spectral gradient of the cometary dust is low, 4.0% per 1000 Å. The ratio log((Afrho )443/Q(CN)) = -24.25 indicates a very low dust to gas ratio as well.

  8. Structures of Pd(CN)2 and Pt(CN)2: intrinsically nanocrystalline materials?

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    Hibble, Simon J; Chippindale, Ann M; Bilbé, Edward J; Marelli, Elena; Harris, Peter J F; Hannon, Alex C

    2011-01-03

    Analysis and modeling of X-ray and neutron Bragg and total diffraction data show that the compounds referred to in the literature as "Pd(CN)(2)" and "Pt(CN)(2)" are nanocrystalline materials containing small sheets of vertex-sharing square-planar M(CN)(4) units, layered in a disordered manner with an intersheet separation of ~3.44 Å at 300 K. The small size of the crystallites means that the sheets' edges form a significant fraction of each material. The Pd(CN)(2) nanocrystallites studied using total neutron diffraction are terminated by water and the Pt(CN)(2) nanocrystallites by ammonia, in place of half of the terminal cyanide groups, thus maintaining charge neutrality. The neutron samples contain sheets of approximate dimensions 30 Å × 30 Å. For sheets of the size we describe, our structural models predict compositions of Pd(CN)(2)·xH(2)O and Pt(CN)(2)·yNH(3) (x ≈ y ≈ 0.29). These values are in good agreement with those obtained from total neutron diffraction and thermal analysis, and are also supported by infrared and Raman spectroscopy measurements. It is also possible to prepare related compounds Pd(CN)(2)·pNH(3) and Pt(CN)(2)·qH(2)O, in which the terminating groups are exchanged. Additional samples showing sheet sizes in the range ~10 Å × 10 Å (y ~ 0.67) to ~80 Å × 80 Å (p = q ~ 0.12), as determined by X-ray diffraction, have been prepared. The related mixed-metal phase, Pd(1/2)Pt(1/2)(CN)(2)·qH(2)O (q ~ 0.50), is also nanocrystalline (sheet size ~15 Å × 15 Å). In all cases, the interiors of the sheets are isostructural with those found in Ni(CN)(2). Removal of the final traces of water or ammonia by heating results in decomposition of the compounds to Pd and Pt metal, or in the case of the mixed-metal cyanide, the alloy, Pd(1/2)Pt(1/2), making it impossible to prepare the simple cyanides, Pd(CN)(2), Pt(CN)(2), or Pd(1/2)Pt(1/2)(CN)(2), by this method.

  9. A PARACONSISTENT EPISTEMIC LOGIC SYSTEM CnEK%一种弗协调认知逻辑CnEK

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    李娜; 郝旭东

    2007-01-01

    The paper is devoted to build a paraconsistent epistemic logic CnEK on the basis of the paraconsistent modal logic CnG'.%本文试图以弗协调模态逻辑CnG'为基础,建立一种弗协调认知逻辑CnEK.

  10. Phonon dispersion curves of CsCN

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    N K Gaur; Preeti Singh; E G Rini; Jyotsna Galgale; R K Singh

    2004-08-01

    The motivation for the present work was gained from the recent publication on phonon dispersion curves (PDCs) of CsCN from the neutron scattering technique. We have applied the extended three-body force shell model (ETSM) by incorporating the effect of coupling between the translation modes and the orientation of cyanide molecules for the description of phonon dispersion curves of CsCN between the temperatures 195 and 295 K. Our results on PDCs in symmetric direction are in good agreement with the experimental data measured with inelastic neutron scattering technique.

  11. Thermoelectric properties of the ReCN

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    Reyes-Serrato, A.; Sofo, Jorge

    2013-03-01

    We present thermoelectric properties of the new material, ReCN. Combining first principles band structure calculation with semi classical model analysis; we obtained the Seebeck coefficient as well as the electrical conductivity as a function of the relaxation time for the electrons. The results indicate the potential of the ReCN as a good thermoelectric material in the low region of the temperature. A. Reyes-Serrato wishes to acknowledge to Professor Jorge O Sofo and Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, for the support during the sabbatical year.

  12. Anomalous absorption in H2CN and CH2CN molecules

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    S Chandra; S V Shinde

    2008-07-01

    Structures of H2CN and CH2CN molecules are similar to that of H2CO molecule. The H2CO has shown anomalous absorption for its transition 111 - 110 at 4.8 GHz in a number of cool molecular clouds. Though the molecules H2CN and CH2CN have been identified in TMC-1 and Sgr B2 through some transitions in ortho as well as in para species, here we have investigated the condition under which transitions 111 - 110 and 212 - 211 of these molecules may show anomalous absorption. For the present investigation, we have calculated energy levels and radiative transition probabilities. However, we have used scaled values for collisional rate coefficients. We found that relative values of collisional rate coefficients can produce the required anomalous absorption in 111 - 110 and 212 - 211 transitions in the molecules.

  13. On the Cn/Zm fractional branes

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    Karp, Robert L.

    2009-02-01

    We construct several geometric representatives for the Cn/Zm fractional branes on either a partially or the completely resolved orbifold. In the process we use large radius and conifold-type monodromies and provide a strong consistency check. In particular, for C3/Z5 we give three different sets of geometric representatives. We also find the explicit Seiberg duality which connects our fractional branes to the ones given by the McKay correspondence.

  14. H12CN and H13CN excitation analysis in the circumstellar outflow of R Sculptoris

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    Saberi, M.; Maercker, M.; De Beck, E.; Vlemmings, W. H. T.; Olofsson, H.; Danilovich, T.

    2017-03-01

    Context. The 12CO/13CO isotopologue ratio in the circumstellar envelope (CSE) of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars has been extensively used as the tracer of the photospheric 12C/13C ratio. However, spatially-resolved ALMA observations of R Scl, a carbon rich AGB star, have shown that the 12CO/13CO ratio is not consistent over the entire CSE. Hence, it can not necessarily be used as a tracer of the 12C/13C ratio. The most likely hypothesis to explain the observed discrepancy between the 12CO/13CO and 12C/13C ratios is CO isotopologue selective photodissociation by UV radiation. Unlike the CO isotopologue ratio, the HCN isotopologue ratio is not affected by UV radiation. Therefore, HCN isotopologue ratios can be used as the tracer of the atomic C ratio in UV irradiated regions. Aims: We aim to present ALMA observations of H13CN(4-3) and APEX observations of H12CN(2-1), H13CN(2-1, 3-2) towards R Scl. These new data, combined with previously published observations, are used to determine abundances, ratio, and the sizes of line-emitting regions of the aforementioned HCN isotopologues. Methods: We have performed a detailed non-LTE excitation analysis of circumstellar H12CN(J = 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-3) and H13CN(J = 2-1, 3-2, 4-3) line emission around R Scl using a radiative transfer code based on the accelerated lambda iteration (ALI) method. The spatial extent of the molecular distribution for both isotopologues is constrained based on the spatially resolved H13CN(4-3) ALMA observations. Results: We find fractional abundances of H12CN/H2 = (5.0 ± 2.0) × 10-5 and H13CN/H2 = (1.9 ± 0.4) × 10-6 in the inner wind (r ≤ (2.0 ± 0.25) ×1015 cm) of R Scl. The derived circumstellar isotopologue ratio of H12CN/H13CN = 26.3 ± 11.9 is consistent with the photospheric ratio of 12C/13C 19 ± 6. Conclusions: We show that the circumstellar H12CN/H13CN ratio traces the photospheric 12C/13C ratio. Hence, contrary to the 12CO/13CO ratio, the H12CN/H13CN ratio is not affected by UV

  15. The circumstellar shell of the post-AGB star HD 56126 the $^{12}CN\\/^{13}CN$ isotope ratio and fractionation

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    Bakker, E J; Bakker, Eric J.; Lambert, David L.

    1997-01-01

    We have detected circumstellar absorption lines of the $^{12}$CN and $^{13}$CN Violet and Red System in the spectrum of the post-AGB star HD~56126. From a synthetic spectrum analysis, we derive a Doppler broadening parameter of $b=0.51\\pm0.04$ km~s$^{-1}$, $^{12}$CN/$^{13}$CN$=38\\pm2$, and a lower limit of $2000$ on $^{12}$CN/$^{14}$CN and $^{12}$C$^{14}$N/$^{12}$C$^{15}$N. A simple chemical model has been computed of the circumstellar shell surrounding HD~56126 that takes into account the gas-phase ion-molecule reaction between CN and C$^{+}$. From this we infer that this reaction leads to isotopic fractionation of CN. Taking into account the isotopic exchange reaction and the observed $^{12}$CN/$^{13}$CN we find $^{12}$C/$^{13}$C$\\sim 67$ (for $T_{\\rm kin}=25$ K). Our analysis suggests that $^{12}$CN has a somewhat higher rotational temperature than $^{13}$CN: $T_{\\rm rot}=11.5\\pm0.6$ and $8.0\\pm0.6$ K respectively. We identify possible causes for this difference in excitation temperature, among which the $...

  16. [Clinical trial of the antibacterial combination sulfamoxole/trimethoprim (CN 3123)/Third communication: Clinical results of a field trial with CN 3123 in bronchopulmonary and ENT (ear/nose/throat) infections (author's transl)].

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    Etzel, M; Neuhof, F; Wesenberg, W

    1976-01-01

    The following conclusions emerged from an analysis of the therapeutic results documented during the clinical trial of N1-(4,5-dimethyl-2-oxazolyl)-sulfanilamide (sulfamoxole) and 2,4-diamino)-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxy-benzyl)-pyrimidine (trimethoprim) (CN 3123, Nevin, Supristol) in bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and ENT organs: 1. In bacterial infections of the bronchopulmonary system, the antibacterial activity of CN 3123 was demonstrated in 94% of the patients, in that 75% of patients were cured and there was a definite improvement in 19%. 2. In bacterial infections of the ENT organs, the antibacterial activity of CN 3123 was demonstrated clinically in 95% of the patients, in that 89% of the patients were cured and there was a definite improvement in 6%. 3. The clinical assessment of the activity of CN 3123 correlates closely with the results of bacteriological checks.

  17. SCS-CN parameter determination using rainfall-runoff data in heterogeneous watersheds – the two-CN system approach

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    J. D. Valiantzas

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN approach is widely used as a simple method for predicting direct runoff volume for a given rainfall event. The CN parameter values corresponding to various soil, land cover, and land management conditions can be selected from tables, but it is preferable to estimate the CN value from measured rainfall-runoff data if available. However, previous researchers indicated that the CN values calculated from measured rainfall-runoff data vary systematically with the rainfall depth. Hence, they suggested the determination of a single asymptotic CN value observed for very high rainfall depths to characterize the watersheds' runoff response. In this paper, the hypothesis that the observed correlation between the calculated CN value and the rainfall depth in a watershed reflects the effect of soils and land cover spatial variability on its hydrologic response is being tested. Based on this hypothesis, the simplified concept of a two-CN heterogeneous system is introduced to model the observed CN-rainfall variation by reducing the CN spatial variability into two classes. The behaviour of the CN-rainfall function produced by the simplified two-CN system is approached theoretically, it is analysed systematically, and it is found to be similar to the variation observed in natural watersheds. Synthetic data tests, natural watersheds examples, and detailed study of two natural experimental watersheds with known spatial heterogeneity characteristics were used to evaluate the method. The results indicate that the determination of CN values from rainfall runoff data using the proposed two-CN system approach provides reasonable accuracy and it over performs the previous methods based on the determination of a single asymptotic CN value. Although the suggested method increases the number of unknown parameters to three (instead of one, a clear physical reasoning for them is presented.

  18. Identification of a potential superhard compound ReCN

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    Fan, Xiaofeng, E-mail: xffan@jlu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering and Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Li, M.M. [College of Materials Science and Engineering and Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Singh, David J. [College of Materials Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6056 (United States); Jiang, Qing [College of Materials Science and Engineering and Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); Zheng, W.T., E-mail: wtzheng@jlu.edu.cn [College of Materials Science and Engineering and Key Laboratory of Automobile Materials of MOE, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China); State Key Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun 130012 (China)

    2015-05-15

    Highlights: • We identify a new ternary compound ReCN with theoretical calculation. • The ternary compound ReCN is with two stable structures with P63mc and P3m1. • ReCN is a semiconductor from the calculation of electronic structures. • ReCN is found to possess the outstanding mechanical properties. • ReCN may be synthesized relatively easily. - Abstract: We identify a new ternary compound, ReCN and characterize its properties including structural stability and indicators of hardness using first principles calculations. We find that there are two stable structures with space groups P63mc (HI) and P3m1 (HII), in which there are no C–C and N–N bonds. Both structures, H1 and III are elastically and dynamically stable. The electronic structures show that ReCN is a semiconductor, although the parent compounds, ReC{sub 2} and ReN{sub 2} are both metallic. ReCN is found to possess the outstanding mechanical properties with the large bulk modulus, shear modulus and excellent ideal strengths. In addition, ReCN may perhaps be synthesized relatively easily because it becomes thermodynamic stable with respect to decomposition at very low pressures.

  19. Quantitative and sensitive analysis of CN molecules using laser induced low pressure He plasma

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    Pardede, Marincan [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Pelita Harapan, 1100 M.H. Thamrin Boulevard, Lippo Village, Tangerang 15811 (Indonesia); Hedwig, Rinda [Department of Computer Engineering, Bina Nusantara University, 9 K.H. Syahdan, Jakarta 14810 (Indonesia); Abdulmadjid, Syahrun Nur; Lahna, Kurnia; Idris, Nasrullah; Ramli, Muliadi [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Syiah Kuala University, Darussalam, Banda Aceh 23111, NAD (Indonesia); Jobiliong, Eric [Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pelita Harapan, 1100 M.H. Thamrin Boulevard, Lippo Village, Tangerang 15811 (Indonesia); Suyanto, Hery [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Udayana University, Kampus Bukit Jimbaran, Denpasar 80361, Bali (Indonesia); Marpaung, Alion Mangasi [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Jakarta State University, 10 Rawamangun, Jakarta 13220 (Indonesia); Suliyanti, Maria Margaretha [Research Center for Physics, Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Kawasan Puspiptek, Serpong, Tangerang Selatan, 15314 Banten (Indonesia); Tjia, May On [Physics of Magnetism and Photonics Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung Institute of Technology, 10 Ganesha, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Research Center of Maju Makmur Mandiri Foundation, 40/80 Srengseng Raya, Jakarta 11630 (Indonesia); Lie, Tjung Jie; Lie, Zener Sukra; Kurniawan, Davy Putra; Kurniawan, Koo Hendrik, E-mail: kurnia18@cbn.net.id [Research Center of Maju Makmur Mandiri Foundation, 40/80 Srengseng Raya, Jakarta 11630 (Indonesia); Kagawa, Kiichiro [Research Center of Maju Makmur Mandiri Foundation, 40/80 Srengseng Raya, Jakarta 11630 (Indonesia); Fukui Science Education Academy, Takagi Chuou 2 choume, Fukui 910-0804 (Japan)

    2015-03-21

    We report the results of experimental study on CN 388.3 nm and C I 247.8 nm emission characteristics using 40 mJ laser irradiation with He and N{sub 2} ambient gases. The results obtained with N{sub 2} ambient gas show undesirable interference effect between the native CN emission and the emission of CN molecules arising from the recombination of native C ablated from the sample with the N dissociated from the ambient gas. This problem is overcome by the use of He ambient gas at low pressure of 2 kPa, which also offers the additional advantages of cleaner and stronger emission lines. The result of applying this favorable experimental condition to emission spectrochemical measurement of milk sample having various protein concentrations is shown to yield a close to linear calibration curve with near zero extrapolated intercept. Additionally, a low detection limit of 5 μg/g is found in this experiment, making it potentially applicable for quantitative and sensitive CN analysis. The visibility of laser induced breakdown spectroscopy with low pressure He gas is also demonstrated by the result of its application to spectrochemical analysis of fossil samples. Furthermore, with the use of CO{sub 2} ambient gas at 600 Pa mimicking the Mars atmosphere, this technique also shows promising applications to exploration in Mars.

  20. B4CN3 and B3CN4 monolayers as the promising candidates for metal-free spintronic materials

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    Pan, Hongzhe; Sun, Yuanyuan; Zheng, Yongping; Tang, Nujiang; Du, Youwei

    2016-09-01

    The search for candidates of spintronic materials, especially among the two-dimensional (2D) materials, has attracted tremendous attentions over the past decades. By using a particle swarm optimization structure searching method combined with density functional calculations, two kinds of boron carbonitride monolayer structures (B4CN3 and B3CN4) are proposed and confirmed to be dynamically and kinetically stable. Intriguingly, we demonstrate that the magnetic ground states of the two B x C y N z systems are ferromagnetic ordering with a high Curie temperature of respectively 337 K for B4CN3 and 309 K for B3CN4. Furthermore, based on their respective band structures, the B4CN3 is found to be a bipolar magnetic semiconductor (BMS), while the B3CN4 is identified to be a type of spin gapless semiconductor (SGS), both of which are potential spintronic materials. In particular, carrier doping in the B4CN3 can induce a transition from BMS to half-metal, and its spin polarization direction is switchable depending on the doped carrier type. The BMS property of B4CN3 is very robust under an external strain or even a strong electric field. By contrast, as a SGS, the electronic structure of B3CN4 is relatively sensitive to external influences. Our findings successfully disclose two promising materials toward 2D metal-free spintronic applications.

  1. EST Table: CN212020 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN212020 rzhswab0_002434 11/12/09 n.h 10/09/28 low homology 10/09/01 low homology 1...0/08/28 n.h 10/09/10 low homology 10/09/10 low homology 10/09/10 low homology CN212020 L12 ...

  2. EST Table: CN211821 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN211821 rzhswab0_006514 11/12/09 n.h 10/09/28 62 %/161 aa ref|XP_969343.1| PREDICT...|Amel|GB11559-PA 10/09/10 62 %/161 aa gi|91086147|ref|XP_969343.1| PREDICTED: similar to CG1972 CG1972-PA [Tribolium castaneum] CN211821 L12 ...

  3. Nonadiabatic photofragmentation dynamics of BrCN{sup −}

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    Opoku-Agyeman, Bernice; McCoy, Anne B., E-mail: mccoy@chemistry.ohio-state.edu [Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (United States); Case, Amanda S.; Lehman, Julia H.; Lineberger, W. Carl, E-mail: wcl@jila.colorado.edu [JILA and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)

    2014-08-28

    The photofragmentation dynamics of BrCN{sup −} in the 270–355 nm and the 430–600 nm wavelength regions is explored both experimentally and theoretically. In the case of excitation between 430 nm and 600 nm, it is found that the molecular ion accesses two dissociation channels with a measured 60:40 branching ratio that is nearly constant over this range of photon energies. The dominant product channel corresponds to Br{sup −} + CN, while the second channel correlates to spin-orbit excited Br{sup *} with CN{sup −}. A larger wavelength dependence of the branching ratio is observed at shorter wavelengths, where the fraction of Br{sup −} based products ranges from 80% to 95% at 355 nm and 270 nm, respectively. These branching ratios are reproduced and the mechanisms are explored by quantum dynamics calculations based on ground and excited state potential energy surfaces for BrCN{sup −}, evaluated at the SO-MRCISD level of theory. It is found that the electronic states that correlate to the two observed product channels are coupled through the spin-orbit terms in the electronic Hamiltonian. The strength of this coupling displays a strong dependence on the Br-CN angle. Specifically, after promotion to the excited state that is energetically accessible with 430–600 nm photons, it is found that when the wave packet accesses Br-CN separations of between 4 Å and 6 Å, predominantly the Br{sup −} + CN products are formed when the Br-CN angle is smaller than 120°. For larger values of the Br-CN angle, the Br{sup *} + CN{sup −} channel dominates. At the shorter wavelength excitation, the dynamics is complicated by a pair of states that correlate to electronically excited CN{sup *} + Br{sup −} products that borrow oscillator strength from the bright state, leading to an increase in the amount of Br{sup −} relative to CN{sup −}. The implications of these findings are discussed and compared to the experimentally measured product branching ratios for the

  4. The endolysins of bacteriophages CMP1 and CN77 are specific for the lysis of Clavibacter michiganensis strains.

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    Wittmann, Johannes; Eichenlaub, Rudolf; Dreiseikelmann, Brigitte

    2010-08-01

    Putative endolysin genes of bacteriophages CMP1 and CN77, which infect Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis and C. michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis, respectively, were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The His-tagged endolysin of CMP1 consists of 306 amino acids and has a calculated molecular mass of 34.8 kDa, while the His-tagged endolysin of CN77 has 290 amino acids with a molecular mass of 31.9 kDa. The proteins were purified and their bacteriolytic activity was demonstrated. The bacteriolytic activity of both enzymes showed a host range which was limited to the respective C. michiganensis subspecies and did not affect other bacteria, even those closely related to Clavibacter. Due to the high specificity of the CMP1 and CN77 endolysins they may be useful tools for biocontrol of plant-pathogenic C. michiganensis without affecting other bacteria in the soil.

  5. A new technique of integral representations in Cn

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    2001-01-01

    A new technique of integral representations in Cn, which is different from the well-known Henkin technique, is given. By means of this new technique, a new integral formula for smooth functions and a new integral representation of solutions of the -equations on strictly pseudoconvex domains in Cn are obtained. These new formulas are simpler than the classical ones, especially the solutions of the -equations admit simple uniform estimates. Moreover, this new technique can be further applied to arbitrary bounded domains in Cn so that all corresponding formulas are simplified.

  6. The effect of Ti(CN/TiNb(CN coating on erosion–corrosion resistance

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    William Aperador Chaparro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The goal of this work was to study electrochemical behaviour in corrosion-erosion conditions for Ti(CN/TiNb(CN multilayer coatings having 1, 50, 100, 150 and 200 bilayer periods on AISI 4140 steel substrates by using a multi-target magnetron reactive sputtering device, with an r.f. source (13.56 MHz, two cylindrical magnetron cathodes and two stoichiometric TiC and Nb targets. The multi-layers were evaluated by comparing them to corrosion, erosion and erosion corrosion for a 30º impact angle in a solution of 0.5 M NaCl and silica, analysing the effect of impact angle and the number of bilayers on these coatings’ corrosion resistance. The electrochemical characterisation was performed using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for analysing corrosion surface; surface morphology was characterised by using a high-resolution scanning electron microscope (SEM. The results showed a de-creased corrosion rate for multilayer systems tested at 30°.

  7. Polymorphic phases of sp3-hybridized superhard CN

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    Wang, Xiaoli

    2012-11-01

    It is well established that carbon nitride (CN) is a potential superhard material as its bond in network structures is slightly shorter than the C-C bond in diamond. However, the structure of superhard CN materials is yet to be determined experimentally. We have performed an extensive structural search for the high pressure crystalline phases of CN using the particle swarm optimization technique; seven low-energy polymorphic structures of sp3-hybridized CN have been found in an unbiased search. Density-functional theory calculations indicate that, among the seven low-energy crystalline structures, Pnnm structure (8 atoms/cell) is energetically more favorable than the previously reported most stable crystalline structure with 1:1 stoichiometry. Furthermore, Pnnm possesses the highest hardness (62.3 GPa). Formation enthalpies demonstrate that this material can be synthesized at pressure 10.9 GPa, lower than needed by β-C3N4 (14.1 GPa).

  8. Physiological function of combustion gas and especially that of CN

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    Nishimaru, Y.; Tsuda, Y.

    1982-01-01

    When cyanide is absorbed and enters the blood stream, functions of the oxiginate ferment are suppressed in internal organs and tissues cells. The oxygen in blood is prevented from being consumed. The CN immediately unites with ferments such as cytochrome and interferes with their functions. In examples of death due to cyanide poisoning, cyanide hemoglobin is sometimes detected but it is now thought the CNHb probably does not function as a blood poison. A minute quantity of CN causes stimulation of the central nervous sytem but paralysis occurs immediately after. The respiratory functions are most easily affected, then the vasomotor and convulsion centers. There is evidence that CN also causes myocardial infarction. Research is neaded to determine how much of the damages done by CN, which is more poisonous than CO, is reversible.

  9. Tenser Product of Representation for the Group Cn

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    Suha Talib Abdul Rahman,

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The main objective of this paper is to compute the tenser product of representation for the group Cn. Also algorithms designed and implemented in the construction of the main program designated for the determination of the tenser product of representation for the group Cn including a flow-diagram of the main program. Some algorithms are followed by simple examples for illustration.

  10. Astronomical identification of CN-, the smallest observed molecular anion

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    Agundez, M; Guelin, M; Kahane, C; Roueff, E; Klos, J; Aoiz, F J; Lique, F; Marcelino, N; Goicoechea, J R; Garcia, M Gonzalez; Gottlieb, C A; McCarthy, M C; Thaddeus, P

    2010-01-01

    We present the first astronomical detection of a diatomic negative ion, the cyanide anion CN-, as well as quantum mechanical calculations of the excitation of this anion through collisions with para-H2. CN- is identified through the observation of the J = 2-1 and J = 3-2 rotational transitions in the C-star envelope IRC +10216 with the IRAM 30-m telescope. The U-shaped line profiles indicate that CN-, like the large anion C6H-, is formed in the outer regions of the envelope. Chemical and excitation model calculations suggest that this species forms from the reaction of large carbon anions with N atoms, rather than from the radiative attachment of an electron to CN, as is the case for large molecular anions. The unexpectedly large abundance derived for CN-, 0.25 % relative to CN, makes likely its detection in other astronomical sources. A parallel search for the small anion C2H- remains so far unconclusive, despite the previous tentative identification of the J = 1-0 rotational transition. The abundance of C2H...

  11. Effect of C/N ratio and salinity on power generation in compost microbial fuel cells.

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    Md Khudzari, Jauharah; Tartakovsky, Boris; Raghavan, G S Vijaya

    2016-02-01

    In this work, compost Microbial Fuel Cells (cMFCs) were used to generate electricity from a mix of fruit and vegetable wastes, and soil with different C/N ratios and salinities. Experiments were carried out in 500mL cMFCs equipped with carbon felt anodes and manganese dioxide cathodes. The cMFCs were loaded with fresh compost and operated at 20-23°C for up to 97days. The low C/N ratio (C/N 24) had a greater power production with a maximum power density of 5.29mW/m(2) (71.43mW/m(3)), indicating a more favorable condition for microbial growth. High-saline cMFCs produced lower power, suggesting that their level of salinity (10g/L of NaCl) inhibited electricigenic microorganisms. The closed-circuit cMFC showed an improved degradation of organic matter by 6% to 8% compared to the control MFC operated in an open circuit mode (no external resistor attached).

  12. Low temperature synthesis of SiCN nanostructures

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    2009-01-01

    Silicon carbon nitride (SiCN) nanowires, nanorods and nanotubes have gained much attention due to their excellent field emission and photoluminescence properties. These nanostructures were usually grown using catalysts at high temperature (800―1000℃). In this paper, synthesis of SiCN nanostruc-tures at a temperature less than 500℃ is reported. Various kinds of SiCN nanostructures were synthe-sized using microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition method. Gas mixtures of CH4, H2 and N2 were used as precursors and Si chips were inserted in the sample holder at symmetrical positions around the specimen as additional Si sources. Metallic gallium was used as the liquid medium in a mechanism similar to vapor-liquid-solid. Morphologies of the resultant were characterized by field emission scan-ning electron microscopy. Energy dispersive spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to characterize their compositions and bonding states.

  13. Low temperature synthesis of SiCN nanostructures

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    CHENG Wen Juan; MA XueMing

    2009-01-01

    Silicon carbon nitride (SiCN) nanowires, nanorods and nanotubes have gained much attention due to their excellent field emission and photoluminescence properties. These nanostructures were usually grown using catalysts at high temperature (800-1000℃). In this paper, synthesis of SiCN nanostruc-tures at a temperature less than 500℃ is reported. Various kinds of SiCN nanostructures were synthe-sized using microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition method. Gas mixtures of CH4, H2 and N2 were used as precursors and Si chips were inserted in the sample holder at symmetrical positions around the specimen as additional Si sources. Metallic gallium was used as the liquid medium in a mechanism similar to vapor-liquid-solid. Morphologies of the resultant were characterized by field emission scan-ning electron microscopy. Energy dispersive spectrometry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy were used to characterize their compositions and bonding states.

  14. [Closing diastemas].

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    Vieira, L C; Pereira, J C; Coradazzi, J L; Francischone, C E

    1990-01-01

    The authors describe a clinical case of closing upper central incisives diastema, reconstructiva of a conoid upper lateral and the rechaping of an upper canine to a lateral incisive. The material used was composite resin.

  15. On Levi-flat hypersurfaces with given boundary in Cn

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    Pierre DOLBEAULT

    2008-01-01

    Let S Cn be a compact connected 2-codimensional submanifold.If n ≥ 3,essentially local conditions and the assumption: every complex point of S is elliptic imply the existence of a projection in Cn of a Levi-flat (2n - 1)-subvariety whose boundary is S (Dolbeault,Tomassini,Zaitsev,2005).We extend the result when S is homeomorphic to a sphere and has one hyperbolic point.For n = 2 many results are known since the 1980's and a new result with a very technical hypothesis is announced.

  16. Effects of C/N controlled periphyton based organic farming of freshwater prawn on water quality parameters and biotic factors

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    Md. Rezoanul Haque

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The effects of C:N controlled periphyton based organic farming of freshwater prawn on water quality parameters and biotic factors were investigated. The experiment had two treatments: T1 and T2 each with three replications. Stocking density was maintained at 20,000 juveniles ha-1. In T1, only commercially available prawn feed was applied and in T2, a locally formulated and prepared feed containing 24% crude protein with C:N ratio close to 20 was used, and maize flour and bamboo side shoots were provided for maintaining C:N ratio 20.Mean values of water quality parameters did not vary significantly (P>0.05 between treatments. Periphytic biomass in terms of dry matter, ash free dry matter (AFDM and chlorophyll a showed significant difference (P<0.05 among different sampling months. Individual harvesting weight, individual weight gain, specific growth rates, gross and net yields of prawn were significantly higher (P<0.05 in T2 than T1. Therefore, it was concluded that freshwater prawn might consume periphyton biomass in C:N controlled periphyton based organic farming practices resulted a significantly (P<0.05 higher production of freshwater prawn than traditional farming.

  17. High-resolution spectroscopy of the CN red system in comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) using WINERED at Koyama Astronomical Observatory

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    Kawakita, Hideyo; Shinnaka, Yoshiharu; Kondo, Sohei; Hamano, Satoshi; Sameshima, Hiroaki; Nakanishi, Kenshi; Kawanishi, Takafumi; Nakaoka, Tetsuya; Otsubo, Shogo; Kinoshita, Masaomi; Ikeda, Yuji; Yamamoto, Ryo; Izumi, Natsuko; Fukue, Kei; Yasui, Chikako; Mito, Hiroyuki; Sarugaku, Yuki; Matsunaga, Noriyuki; Kobayashi, Naoto

    2015-11-01

    CN radical has the strong electronic transition moments in optical wavelength region and CN has extensively observed in comets. Especially, the CN violet system (B2Σ+—X2Σ+) has been observed by using high-resolution spectroscopic technique in order to infer the isotopic ratios of carbon and nitrogen in comets via 12C14N, 13C14N and 12C15N. However, the wavelength range for this system (~388 nm) is severely extinct if a comet is close to the Sun (we have to observe the comet at low elevations from the ground-based observatories). On the other hand, CN radical also has the strong electronic transition in near-infrared (~1.1 microns), the CN red system (A2Πi—X2Σ+). Although there are few reports on the high-resolution spectra of this band in comets, this wavelength region is not severely affected by the telluric extinction and considered as the new window for the observations of the carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios in comets.High resolution near-infrared spectra of comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) using the WINERED (R~3x104) spectrometer mounted on the 1.3-m Araki telescope at Koyama Astronomical Observatory were acquired on UT 2013 Nov 30. The heliocentric and geocentric distances were 0.91 AU and 0.49 AU, respectively. We detected strong emission lines of the CN red system (0,0) at around 1.1 microns. The rotational line intensities of this band approximately follow the Boltzmann distribution at ~300K for our observations. We present the detailed analysis of the CN red system in comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) and discuss about the isotopic ratios in CN.This research program is supported by the MEXT --- Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, 2014 - 2018 and partially supported by JSPS, 15J10864.

  18. Anion-π recognition between [M(CN)6](3-) complexes and HAT(CN)6: structural matching and electronic charge density modification.

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    Kobylarczyk, Jedrzej; Pinkowicz, Dawid; Srebro-Hooper, Monika; Hooper, James; Podgajny, Robert

    2017-03-14

    Hexacyanidometalates (M = Fe(III), Co(III)) and multisite anion receptor HAT(CN)6 (1,4,5,8,9,11-hexaazatriphenylenehexacarbonitrile) recognize each other in acetonitrile solution and self-assemble into the novel molecular networks (PPh4)3[M(CN)6][HAT(CN)6] (M = Fe, 1; Co, 2) and (AsPh4)3[M(CN)6][HAT(CN)6]·2MeCN·H2O (M = Fe, 3; Co, 4). 1-4 contain the stacked columns {[M(CN)6](3-);[HAT(CN)6]}∞ separated by the organic cations. All of the M-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]N vectors point collectively towards the centroids of pyrazine rings on neighboring HAT(CN)6 molecules, with Ncyanidecentroidpyrazine distances that are under 3 Å. The directional character and structural parameters of the new supramolecular synthons correspond to collective triple anion-π interactions between the CN(-) ligands of the metal complexes and the π-deficient areas of HAT(CN)6. Physicochemical characterisation (IR spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry) and dispersion-corrected DFT studies reveal the dominating charge-transfer (CT) and polarisation characters of the interactions. The electronic density flow occurs from the CN(-) ligands of [M(CN)6](3-) to the HAT(CN)6 orbital systems and further, toward the peripheral -CN groups of HAT(CN)6. Solid-state DFT calculations determined the total interaction energy of HAT(CN)6 to be ca. -125 kcal mol(-1), which gives ca. -15 kcal mol(-1) per one CN(-)HAT(CN)6 contact after subtraction of the interaction with organic cations. The UV-Vis electronic absorption measurements prove that the intermolecular interactions persist in solution and suggest a 1 : 1 composition of the anion-π {[M(CN)6](3-);[HAT(CN)6]} chromophore, with the formation constant Kadd = (5.8 ± 6) × 10(2) dm(3) mol(-1) and the molar absorption coefficient εadd = 180 ± 9 cm(-1) dm(3) mol(-1) at 600 nm, as estimated from concentration-dependent studies.

  19. CN and HCN in the infrared spectrum of IRC + 10216

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    Wiedemann, G. R.; Deming, D.; Jennings, D. E.; Hinkle, Kenneth H.; Keady, John J.

    1991-01-01

    The abundance of HCN in the inner circumstellar shell of IRC + 10216 has been remeasured using the 12-micron nu2 band. The 12-micron lines are less saturated than HCN 3-micron lines previously detected in the spectrum of IRC + 10216. The observed 12-micron HCN line is formed in the circumstellar shell from about 4 to 12 R sub * in accord with a photospheric origin for HCN. The derived HCN abundance in the 4 to 12 R sub* region is 4 x 10 exp-5 and the column density is 7 x 10 exp 18/sq cm. The 5-micron CN vibration-rotation fundamental band was detected for the first time in an astronomical source. Using four CN lines, the CN column density was determined to be 2.6 x 10 exp 15/sq cm and the rotational temperature to be 8 +/-2 K. The peal radial abundance is 1 x 10 exp -5. The values for the temperature and abundance are in good agreement with microwave results and with the formation of CN from the photolysis of HCN.

  20. EST Table: CN378859 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available unit 1 [Semaeopus sp. illimitataDHJ02] 10/09/01 57 %/198 aa FBpp0100176|mt:CoI-PA 10/08/28 44 %/198 aa MTCE....CN378859 rzhswbb0_005540 10/09/28 63 %/198 aa gb|ADE49659.1| cytochrome oxidase sub

  1. Tribochemical effects on CN{sub x} films

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    Sanchez-Lopez, J.C.; Donnet, C.; Belin, M.; Le Mogne, T. [Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully (France). Lab. de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systemes; Fernandez-Ramos, C.; Sayagues, M.J.; Fernandez, A. [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla and Dpto. Quimica Inorganica, Centro de Investigaciones Cientificas ' Isla de la Cartuja' , Avda. Americo Vespucio s/n, 41092, Seville (Spain)

    2000-11-01

    CN{sub x} thin coatings have been deposited by dc magnetron sputtering using a graphite target in nitrogen atmosphere under different experimental conditions. X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy, electron-energy loss spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance and Fourier-transformed infrared spectroscopy were used to elucidate the structural chemistry of each film. The tribological behavior has been investigated using a reciprocating pin-on-flat tribometer in a wide range of environmental conditions: ambient air, dry air and nitrogen. Tribochemical effects in relation to the nature of the surrounding atmosphere during friction tests are presented. Strong relationships between the N/C ratio, the nature of C-N bonds and the friction behavior are highlighted and discussed. An optimum in the friction and wear properties was found for a maximum in the C=N/C=C ratio for the studied set of CN{sub x} samples. The XPS/AES analysis of the sliding counterfaces support a destabilization of the CN{sub x} network under friction and build-up of a carbon rich tribolayer under steady-state. (orig.)

  2. EST Table: CN211792 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN211792 rzhswab0_001730 10/09/28 98 %/163 aa ref|NP_001037358.2| time interval measuring... enzyme-esterase A4 [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAF34334.1| time interval measuring enzyme TIME [Bombyx mori] 10

  3. EST Table: CN212111 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN212111 rzhswab0_002624 10/09/28 60 %/172 aa ref|NP_001119705.1| transformer 2 iso...form A [Bombyx mori] gb|AAT42220.2| transformer-2 protein A [Bombyx mori] 10/09/01 low homology 10/08/28 low

  4. Multiplier theorems for special Hermite expansions on Cn

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    2000-01-01

    The weak type (1,1) estimate for special Hermite expansions on Cn is proved by using the Calderón-Zygmund decomposition. Then the multiplier theorem in Lp(1

  5. EST Table: CN211786 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN211786 rzhswab0_006460 10/09/28 46 %/130 aa ref|XP_002430772.1| tyrosine-protein phosphatase corkscrew..., putative [Pediculus humanus corporis] gb|EEB18034.1| tyrosine-protein phosphatase corkscrew

  6. EST Table: CN211900 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN211900 rzhswab0_002080 10/09/28 88 %/197 aa ref|NP_001093316.1| adiponectin recep...tor [Bombyx mori] gb|ABK57116.2| adiponectin receptor [Bombyx mori] 10/09/01 73 %/197 aa FBpp0151302|DgriGH1

  7. EST Table: CN377181 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN377181 rzhswab0_002909 10/09/28 68 %/161 aa ref|XP_002405324.1| cargo transport p...rotein EMP24, putative [Ixodes scapularis] gb|EEC01376.1| cargo transport protein EMP24, putative [Ixodes sc

  8. EST Table: CN212051 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN212051 rzhswab0_006854 10/09/28 38 %/155 aa ref|XP_975114.2| PREDICTED: similar to almond...l|GB17827-PA 10/09/10 38 %/155 aa gi|189239453|ref|XP_975114.2| PREDICTED: similar to almondex CG12127-PA [Tribolium castaneum] FS916326 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN379387 rzhswbb0_004120 10/09/28 99 %/113 aa gb|ADB13006.1| elongation factor-1 alpha [Colias pelidne skinn...eri] 10/09/01 95 %/113 aa FBpp0257399|DyakGE12389-PA 10/08/28 77 %/113 aa R03G5.1d#

  10. Multidegrees of tame automorphisms of C^n

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    Karaś, Marek

    2011-01-01

    Let F=(F_1,...,F_n):C^n --> C^n be a polynomial mapping. By the multidegree of the mapping F we mean mdeg F=(deg F_1,...,deg F_n), an element of N^n. The aim of this paper is to study the following problem (especially for n=3): for which sequence (d_1,...,d_n) in N^n there is a tame automorphism F of C^n such that mdeg F=(d_1,...,d_n). In other words we investigate the set mdeg(Tame(C^n)), where Tame(C^n) denotes the group of tame automorphisms of C^n and mdeg denotes the mapping from the set of polynomial endomorphisms of C^n into the set N^n. Since for all permutation s of {1,...,n} we have (d_1,...,d_n) is in mdeg(Tame(C^n)) if and only if (d_s(1),...,d_s(n)) is in mdeg(Tame(C^n)) we may focus on the set mdeg(Tame(C^n)) intersected with {(d_1,...,d_n) : d_1<=...<=d_n}. In the paper, among other things, we give complete description of the sets: mdeg(Tame(C^n)) intersected with {(3,d_2,d_3):3<=d_2<=d_3}}, mdeg(Tame(C^n)) intersected with {(5,d_2,d_3):5<=d_2<=d_3}}, In the examination of the...

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    Full Text Available CN211963 rzhswbb0_006380 10/09/28 100 %/136 aa ref|NP_001040402.1| preimplantation ...protein [Bombyx mori] gb|ABF51322.1| preimplantation protein [Bombyx mori] 10/09/01 87 %/137 aa FBpp0116991|

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    Full Text Available CN376089 rzhswbb0_006450 10/09/28 71 %/211 aa ref|NP_001040121.1| endothelial-monocyte... activating polypeptide II [Bombyx mori] gb|ABD36113.1| endothelial-monocyte activating polypeptide II [B

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    Full Text Available CN376087 rzhswab0_001294 10/09/28 68 %/207 aa ref|NP_001040121.1| endothelial-monocyte... activating polypeptide II [Bombyx mori] gb|ABD36113.1| endothelial-monocyte activating polypeptide II [B

  14. EST Table: CN374995 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN374995 rzhswab0_002423 10/09/28 71 %/171 aa ref|XP_970542.1| PREDICTED: similar to brix...26-PA 10/09/10 71 %/171 aa gi|91090402|ref|XP_970542.1| PREDICTED: similar to brix domain-containing protein 2 [Tribolium castaneum] FS911686 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN374994 rzhswab0_003238 10/09/28 72 %/191 aa ref|XP_970542.1| PREDICTED: similar to brix...26-PA 10/09/10 72 %/191 aa gi|91090402|ref|XP_970542.1| PREDICTED: similar to brix domain-containing protein 2 [Tribolium castaneum] FS911686 L12 ...

  16. The Pattern of CN, O, and Na Inhomogeneities on the Red Giant Branch of Messier 5

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    Smith, Graeme H; Hamren, Katherine M

    2013-01-01

    Data from the literature are used to explore the relation between $\\lambda$3883 CN band strength and the sodium and oxygen abundances of red giants in the globular cluster Messier 5. Although there is a broad tendency for CN-strong giants in this cluster to have higher sodium abundances and lower oxygen abundances than CN-weak giants of comparable absolute magnitude there are some secondary features in these relations. The oxygen abundance [O/Fe] shows a greater range (0.6-0.7 dex) among the CN-strong giants than the CN-weak giants (approximately 0.3 dex). By contrast [Na/Fe] shows a 0.6-0.7 dex range among the CN-weak giants, but a more limited range of 0.3-0.4 dex among the CN-strong giants. The $\\lambda$3883 CN band anticorrelates in strength with [O/Fe] among the CN-strong giants, but there is little, if any, such trend among the CN-weak giants. In contrast, the CN band strength may show a modest correlation with [Na/Fe] among the CN-weak giants, but there is little evidence for such among the CN-strong g...

  17. Magnetic anisotropy of [Mo(CN)7]4- anions and fragments of cyano-bridged magnetic networks.

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    Chibotaru, Liviu F; Hendrickx, Marc F A; Clima, Sergiu; Larionova, Joulia; Ceulemans, Arnout

    2005-08-18

    Quantum chemistry calculations of CASSCF/CASPT2 level together with ligand field analysis are used for the investigation of magnetic anisotropy of [Mo(CN)7]4- complexes. We have considered three types of heptacyano environments: two ideal geometries, a pentagonal bipyramid and a capped trigonal prism, and the heptacyanomolybdate fragment of the cyano-bridged magnetic network K2[Mn(H2O)2]3[Mo(CN)7]2.6H2O. At all geometries the first excited Kramers doublet is found remarkably close to the ground one due to a small orbital energy gap in the ligand field spectrum, which ranges between a maximal value in the capped trigonal prism (800 cm(-1)) and zero in the pentagonal bipyramid. The small value of this gap explains (i) the axial form of the g tensor and (ii) the strong magnetic anisotropy even in strongly distorted complexes. Comparison with available experimental data for the g tensor of the mononuclear precursors reveals good agreement with the present calculations for the capped trigonal prismatic complex and a significant discrepancy for the pentagonal bipyramidal one. The calculations for the heptacyanomolybdate fragment of K2[Mn(H2O)2]3[Mo(CN)7]2.6H2O give g(perpendicular)/g(parallel) approximately 0.5 and the orientation of the local anisotropy axis close to the symmetry axis of an idealized pentagonal bipyramid. These findings are expected to be important for the understanding of the magnetism of anisotropic Mo(III)-Mn(II) cyano-bridged networks based on the [Mo(CN)7]4- building block.

  18. Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64-体系阳极过程的电化学Peltier热%Electrochemical Peltier heats of anodic process for Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- system

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    杨中发; 方正; 王少芬; 张正华

    2011-01-01

    The thermo-electrochemical technique was applied to study the electrochemical Peltier heat of electrode reaction. In this experiment, a precision system for thermo-electrochemical measurements with controlled temperature of ±0.001 K was set up, which consists of SRC-100 solution isoperibol calorimeter and an electrochemical workstation. A thermo-sensitive resistor was directly attached to the surface of working electrode to measure the change in potential signal due to temperature change of electrode. The curves of the electrode potential and temperature change against time for equal molar ratio of Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- couple with 5 sets of different concentrations were obtained under the condition of various constant-current polarizations. Using the thermo-electrochemical method for data-processing, the electrochemical Peltier heat of anodic process of Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- couple under various concentrations at 298.15 K are determined as 41.51 kJ/mol (0.075 mol/L), 43.48 kJ/mol (0. 10 mol/L), 46.95 kJ/mol(0.15 mol/L), 50.77 kJ/mol(0.20 mol/L)and 54.81 kJ/mol(0.25 mol/L), respectively. The entropy change derived from these Peltier heat for the standard hydrogen electrode on absolute scale at this temperature is also given.%采用热电化学方法测定电极反应电化学Peltier热.实验中将高灵敏度热敏电阻紧贴于工作电极表面,结合SRC-100溶解-反应量热仪与电化学工作站组装成高精度热电化学测试系统,其控温精度达±0.001K.运用该测试系统分别对5个不同浓度等物质的量比的Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64-体系阳极过程进行恒电流极化,得到该电极反应电极电势和温度变化与时间的关系曲线,运用热电化学方程,得到298.15K时Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64-体系阳极过程电化学Peltier热,分别为41.51 kJ/mol(0.075 mol/L),43.48 kJ/mol(0.10 mol/L),46.95 kJ/mol(0.15 mol/L),50.77kJ/mol(0.20 mol/L)和54.81 kJ/mol(0.25 mol/L),由此获得该温度下的标准氢电极反应在绝对标度下的熵变.

  19. Characteristics of the most intense lightning storm ever recorded at the CN Tower

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    Hussein, A. M.; Kazazi, S.; Anwar, M.; Yusouf, M.; Liatos, P.

    2017-02-01

    -stage current in a flash is long enough, resulting in large charge transfer, then there is less probability of having return strokes following it. The 32 current-recorded flashes contain a total of 156 return strokes, with an average multiplicity of 4.875. It is worth mentioning that during one decade, 1992-2001, the CN Tower current derivative measurement system only recorded 478 return strokes, demonstrating that the number of return strokes recorded at the tower within about 84 min is close to one third of those recorded at the tower during one decade. This finding clearly shows the great value and rarity of the presented extensive lightning current derivative data. Only one of the 32 current-recorded flashes is proved to be positive with a single return stroke. Based on current records, out of a total of 124 inter-stroke time intervals, 94% are found to be within 200 ms, with an overall inter-stroke time average of 68.1 ms. The maximum inter-stroke time recorded during this storm is 726.3 ms, the longest ever recorded at the CN Tower.

  20. Role of calcineurin (CN) in kidney glomerular podocyte: CN inhibitor ameliorated proteinuria by inhibiting the redistribution of CN at the slit diaphragm.

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    Wakamatsu, Ayako; Fukusumi, Yoshiyasu; Hasegawa, Eriko; Tomita, Masayuki; Watanabe, Toru; Narita, Ichiei; Kawachi, Hiroshi

    2016-03-01

    Although calcineurin (CN) is distributed in many cell types and functions in regulating cell functions, the precise roles ofCNremained in each type of the cells are not well understood yet. ACNinhibitor (CNI) has been used for steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. ACNIis assumed to ameliorate proteinuria by preventing the overproduction of T-cell cytokines. However, recent reports suggest thatCNIhas a direct effect on podocyte. It is accepted that a slit diaphragm (SD), a unique cell-cell junction of podocytes, is a critical barrier preventing a leak of plasma protein into urine. Therefore, we hypothesized thatCNIhas an effect on theSD In this study, we analyzed the expression ofCNin physiological and in the nephrotic model caused by the antibody against nephrin, a critical component of theSD We observed thatCNis expressed at theSDin normal rat and human kidney sections and has an interaction with nephrin. The staining ofCNat theSDwas reduced in the nephrotic model, whileCNactivity in glomeruli was increased. We also observed that the treatment with tacrolimus, aCNI, in this nephrotic model suppressed the redistribution ofCN, nephrin, and otherSDcomponents and ameliorated proteinuria. These observations suggested that the redistribution and the activation ofCNmay participate in the development of theSDinjury. © 2016 The Authors. Physiological Reports published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of the American Physiological Society and The Physiological Society.

  1. EST Table: CN375272 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN375272 rzhswab0_005622 10/09/28 83 %/190 aa ref|XP_001651215.1| vitellogenin, put...ative [Aedes aegypti] gb|EAT42854.1| vitellogenin, putative [Aedes aegypti] 10/09/01 71 %/214 aa FBpp0279094...1086835|ref|XP_974078.1| PREDICTED: similar to vitellogenin, putative [Tribolium castaneum] FS729194 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN375273 rzhswab0_003293 10/09/28 83 %/167 aa ref|XP_001847442.1| vitellogenin [Cul...ex quinquefasciatus] gb|EDS26195.1| vitellogenin [Culex quinquefasciatus] 10/09/01 70 %/167 aa FBpp0173616|D...aa gi|91086835|ref|XP_974078.1| PREDICTED: similar to vitellogenin, putative [Tribolium castaneum] FS729194 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN376079 rzhswab0_004172 10/09/28 68 %/171 aa ref|XP_001648944.1| dendritic cell pr...it M; Short=eIF3m gb|EAT44291.1| dendritic cell protein [Aedes aegypti] 10/09/01 64 %/168 aa FBpp0276999|Dps...968265.1| PREDICTED: similar to dendritic cell protein [Tribolium castaneum] FS916297 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN376274 rzhswab0_006395 10/09/28 44 %/199 aa ref|YP_015696.1| polyprotein [Kakugo ...virus] dbj|BAD06930.1| polyprotein [Kakugo virus] 10/09/01 n.h 10/08/28 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h CK528690 L12 ...

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    Full Text Available CN376272 rzhswba0_003793 10/09/28 45 %/209 aa ref|YP_015696.1| polyprotein [Kakugo ...virus] dbj|BAD06930.1| polyprotein [Kakugo virus] 10/09/01 n.h 10/08/28 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h CK528690 L12 ...

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  10. Regiospecific C-N photocyclization of 2-styrylquinolines.

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    Gulakova, Elena N; Berdnikova, Daria V; Aliyeu, Tseimur M; Fedorov, Yuri V; Godovikov, Ivan A; Fedorova, Olga A

    2014-06-20

    Regiospecific C-N photocyclization of 2-styrylquinolines resulting in formation of potentially biologically active quino[1,2-a]quinolizinium derivatives was investigated. The presence of strong electron-donating groups in the phenyl ring reveals to be a crucial factor managing photocyclization effectiveness. Introduction of a crown ether moiety allows changing the photoreaction parameters by means of complexation with Mg(ClO4)2.

  11. Soft X-ray emission spectroscopy used for the characterization of a-C and CN{sub x} thin films

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    Nepijko, S.A., E-mail: nepijko@uni-mainz.de [Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Chernenkaya, A. [Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Graduate School Materials Science in Mainz, Staudingerweg 9, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Medjanik, K.; Chernov, S.V. [Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55128 Mainz (Germany); Klimenkov, M. [Institute for Applied Materials, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Vlasenko, O.V. [Sumy State University, Rimsky-Korsakov str. 2, 40007 Sumy (Ukraine); Petrovskaya, S.S. [Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Krzhizhanovsky str. 3, 03142 Kiev (Ukraine); Odnodvorets, L.V. [Sumy State University, Rimsky-Korsakov str. 2, 40007 Sumy (Ukraine); Zaulichnyy, Ya.V. [National Technical University of Ukraine (KPI), Pobedy Av. 37, 03056 Kiev (Ukraine); Schönhense, G. [Institute of Physics, University of Mainz, Staudingerweg 7, 55128 Mainz (Germany)

    2015-02-27

    We present the results of a soft X-ray emission spectroscopy study of a-C and CN{sub x} films on a Si(100) substrate. Also for the characterization of the homogeneity in depth of these films electron energy loss spectroscopy measurements with localization better than 4 nm were carried out. In case of CN{sub x} films the highest diamond-like modification occurs in the region close to the Si(100) substrate. The film density decreases with increasing distance from the substrate and becomes almost constant in range of thicknesses more than ~ 2 nm. - Highlights: • CN{sub x} and a-C film densities decrease with the increase of thickness. • Density increases with the decrease of Si(100) substrate temperature at preparation. • Highest concentration of the diamond-like structure is in the substrate vicinity. • It reduces further from the substrate and stabilizes at thickness ≥ 2 nm.

  12. Pressure-induced polymerization of P(CN)3

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    Gou, Huiyang; Yonke, Brendan L.; Epshteyn, Albert; Kim, Duck Young; Smith, Jesse S.; Strobel, Timothy A.

    2015-05-01

    Motivated to explore the formation of novel extended carbon-nitrogen solids via well-defined molecular precursor pathways, we studied the chemical reactivity of highly pure phosphorous tricyanide, P(CN)3, under conditions of high pressure at room temperature. Raman and infrared (IR) spectroscopic measurements reveal a series of phase transformations below 10 GPa, and several low-frequency vibrational modes are reported for the first time. Synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction measurements taken during compression show that molecular P(CN)3 is highly compressible, with a bulk modulus of 10.0 ± 0.3 GPa, and polymerizes into an amorphous solid above ˜10.0 GPa. Raman and IR spectra, together with first-principles molecular-dynamics simulations, show that the amorphization transition is associated with polymerization of the cyanide groups into CN bonds with predominantly sp2 character, similar to known carbon nitrides, resulting in a novel phosphorous carbon nitride (PCN) polymeric phase, which is recoverable to ambient pressure.

  13. Pressure-induced polymerization of P(CN){sub 3}

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    Gou, Huiyang, E-mail: hgou@ciw.edu, E-mail: tstrobel@ciw.edu; Kim, Duck Young; Strobel, Timothy A., E-mail: hgou@ciw.edu, E-mail: tstrobel@ciw.edu [Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 5251 Broad Branch Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015 (United States); Yonke, Brendan L. [NRC Postdoctoral Associate, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Epshteyn, Albert [Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20375 (United States); Smith, Jesse S. [High Pressure Collaborative Access Team, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States)

    2015-05-21

    Motivated to explore the formation of novel extended carbon-nitrogen solids via well-defined molecular precursor pathways, we studied the chemical reactivity of highly pure phosphorous tricyanide, P(CN){sub 3}, under conditions of high pressure at room temperature. Raman and infrared (IR) spectroscopic measurements reveal a series of phase transformations below 10 GPa, and several low-frequency vibrational modes are reported for the first time. Synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction measurements taken during compression show that molecular P(CN){sub 3} is highly compressible, with a bulk modulus of 10.0 ± 0.3 GPa, and polymerizes into an amorphous solid above ∼10.0 GPa. Raman and IR spectra, together with first-principles molecular-dynamics simulations, show that the amorphization transition is associated with polymerization of the cyanide groups into CN bonds with predominantly sp{sup 2} character, similar to known carbon nitrides, resulting in a novel phosphorous carbon nitride (PCN) polymeric phase, which is recoverable to ambient pressure.

  14. 7 CFR Appendix C to Part 226 - Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program C Appendix C to... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM Pt. 226, App. C Appendix C to Part 226—Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program 1. The Child Nutrition (CN)...

  15. 7 CFR Appendix C to Part 225 - Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program C Appendix C to... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM Pt. 225, App. C Appendix C to Part 225—Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program 1. The Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling...

  16. Molecular characterization of sweet potato leaf curl virus isolate from China (SPLCV-CN) and its phylogenetic relationship with other members of the Geminiviridae.

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    Luan, Yu Shi; Zhang, Juan; Liu, Dan Mei; Li, Wen Li

    2007-10-01

    A Sweet potato-infecting sweet potato leaf curl virus (SPLCV) isolated in China was detected by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). PCR products amplified from DNA-A were cloned and sequenced. The isolates of SPLCV from China(SPLCV-CN)has a genome organization similar to that of monopartite begomoviruses. The DNA-A had two ORFs (AV1 and AV2) in the virion sense and four ORFs (AC1, AC2, AC3, and AC4) in the complementary sense, separated by an intergenic region (IR) containing a conserved stem-loop motif. Three incomplete direct repeat iterons were also found within the IR. The presence of AV2 ORF supports the relationship of SPLCV-CN to the Old World gemimiviruses. Sequence comparisons showed that the DNA-A sequence of SPLCV-CN were closely related to those of sweet potato leaf curl Georgia virus-[16] (SPLCGV-[16]), Ipomoea yellow vein virus (IYVV-SI), and sweet potato leaf curl virus (SPLCV) with nucleotide sequence identity ranging from 88% to 91%. Comparison of individual encoded proteins between SPLCV-CN and that of three other SPLCV isolates showed the coat protein (AV1) shared the highest amino acid sequence identity (93%-96%), suggesting the coat protein of these viruses may have identical ancestor. The relationships between SPLCV-CN and other whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses were investigated by using phylogeny of derived AV1, AC1, and AV2 amino acid sequences. In all phylogenetic trees, SPLCV-CN clustered with three other isolates of SPLCV. The analyses revealed that the four isolates of SPLCV have coat proteins which are unique from its counterparts from both the Old World and New World. The present of AV2 and phylogenic analysis of AC1 suggest that SPLCV is more close to begomoviruses from the Old World but isolates of this virus seems to form a separate subset.

  17. Pressure dependent low temperature kinetics for CN + CH3CN: competition between chemical reaction and van der Waals complex formation.

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    Sleiman, Chantal; González, Sergio; Klippenstein, Stephen J; Talbi, Dahbia; El Dib, Gisèle; Canosa, André

    2016-06-01

    The gas phase reaction between the CN radical and acetonitrile CH3CN was investigated experimentally, at low temperatures, with the CRESU apparatus and a slow flow reactor to explore the temperature dependence of its rate coefficient from 354 K down to 23 K. Whereas a standard Arrhenius behavior was found at T > 200 K, indicating the presence of an activation barrier, a dramatic increase in the rate coefficient by a factor of 130 was observed when the temperature was decreased from 168 to 123 K. The reaction was found to be pressure independent at 297 K unlike the experiments carried out at 52 and 132 K. The work was complemented by ab initio transition state theory based master equation calculations using reaction pathways investigated with highly accurate thermochemical protocols. The role of collisional stabilization of a CNCH3CN van der Waals complex and of tunneling induced H atom abstractions were also considered. The experimental pressure dependence at 52 and 132 K is well reproduced by the theoretical calculations provided that an anharmonic state density is considered for the van der Waals complex CH3CNCN and its Lennard-Jones radius is adjusted. Furthermore, these calculations indicate that the experimental observations correspond to the fall-off regime and that tunneling remains small in the low-pressure regime. Hence, the studied reaction is essentially an association process at very low temperature. Implications for the chemistry of interstellar clouds and Titan are discussed.

  18. Physical parameters of components in close binary systems: V

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    Zola, S.; Kreiner, J. M.; Zakrzewski, B.; Kjurkchieva, D. P.; Marchev, D. V.; Baran, A.; Rucinski, S. M.; Ogloza, W.; Siwak, M.; Koziel, D.; Drozdz, M.; Pokrzywka, B.

    2009-01-01

    The paper presents combined spectroscopic and photometric orbital solutions for ten close binary systems: CN And, V776 Cas, FU Dra, UV Lyn, BB Peg, V592 Per, OU Ser, EQ Tau, HN UMa and HT Vir. The photometric data consist of new multicolor light curves, while the spectroscopy has been recently obtained within the radial velocity program at the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO). Absolute parameters of the components for these binary systems are derived. Our results confirm that CN And is not a co...

  19. Experimental and theoretical study of neutral AlmCn and AlmCnHx clusters.

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    Dong, Feng; Heinbuch, Scott; Xie, Yan; Rocca, Jorge J; Bernstein, Elliot R

    2010-03-20

    Neutral Al(m)C(n) and Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters are investigated both experimentally and theoretically for the first time. Single photon ionization through 193, 118, and 46.9 nm lasers is used to detect neutral cluster distributions through time of flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS). Al(m)C(n) clusters are generated through laser ablation of a mixture of Al and C powders pressed into a disk. An oscillation of the vertical ionization energies (VIEs) of Al(m)C(n) clusters is observed in the experiments. The VIEs of Al(m)C(n) clusters change as a function of the numbers of Al and C atoms in the clusters. Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters are generated through an Al ablation plasma-hydrocarbon reaction, an Al-C ablation plasma reacting with H(2) gas, or through cold Al(m)C(n) clusters reacting with H(2) gas in a fast flow reactor. The VIEs of Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters are observed to vary as a function of the number of H atoms in the clusters. Density functional theory and ab initio calculations are carried out to explore the structures, ionization energies, and electronic structures of the Al(m)C(n) and Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters. C=C bonds are favored for the lowest energy structures for Al(m)C(n) clusters. H atoms can be bonded to either Al or C atoms in forming Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters, with little difference in energy. Electron density plots of the highest occupied molecular orbitals (HOMOs) for closed shell species and the singly occupied molecular orbitals (SOMOs) for open shell species of Al(m)C(n) and Al(m)C(n)H(x) clusters are presented and described to help understand the physical and chemical properties of the observed species. VIEs do not simply depend on open or closed shell valence electron configurations, but also depend on the electronic structure details of the clusters. The calculational results provide a good and consistent explanation for the experimental observations, and are in general agreement with them. All calculated clusters are found to have a number of low lying

  20. Prediction of the Iron-Based Polynuclear Magnetic Superhalogens with Pseudohalogen CN as Ligands.

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    Ding, Li-Ping; Shao, Peng; Lu, Cheng; Zhang, Fang-Hui; Liu, Yun; Mu, Qiang

    2017-07-17

    To explore stable polynuclear magnetic superhalogens, we perform an unbiased structure search for polynuclear iron-based systems based on pseudohalogen ligand CN using the CALYPSO method in conjunction with density functional theory. The superhalogen properties, magnetic properties, and thermodynamic stabilities of neutral and anionic Fe2(CN)5 and Fe3(CN)7 clusters are investigated. The results show that both of the clusters have superhalogen properties due to their electron affinities (EAs) and that vertical detachment energies (VDEs) are significantly larger than those of the chlorine element and their ligand CN. The distribution of the extra electron analysis indicates that the extra electron is aggregated mainly into pseudohalogen ligand CN units in Fe2(CN)5(¯) and Fe3(CN)7(¯) cluster. These features contribute significantly to their high EA and VDE. Besides superhalogen properties, these two anionic clusters carry a large magnetic moment just like the Fe2F5(¯) cluster. Additionally, the thermodynamic stabilities are also discussed by calculating the energy required to fragment the cluster into various smaller stable clusters. It is found that Fe(CN)2 is the most favorable fragmentation product for anionic Fe2(CN)5(¯) and Fe3(CN)7(¯) clusters, and both of the anions are less stable against ejection of Fe atoms than Fe(CN)n-x.

  1. Nucleation modeling of the Antarctic stratospheric CN layer and derivation of sulfuric acid profiles

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    Münch, Steffen; Curtius, Joachim

    2017-06-01

    Recent analysis of long-term balloon-borne measurements of Antarctic stratospheric condensation nuclei (CN) between July and October showed the formation of a volatile CN layer at 21-27 km altitude in a background of existing particles. We use the nucleation model SAWNUC to simulate these CN in subsiding air parcels and study their nucleation and coagulation characteristics. Our simulations confirm recent analysis that the development of the CN layer can be explained with neutral sulfuric acid-water nucleation and we show that outside the CN layer the measured CN concentrations are well reproduced just considering coagulation and the subsidence of the air parcels. While ion-induced nucleation is expected as the dominating formation process at higher temperatures, it does not play a significant role during the CN layer formation as the charged clusters recombine too fast. Further, we derive sulfuric acid concentrations for the CN layer formation. Our concentrations are about 1 order of magnitude higher than previously presented concentrations as our simulations consider that nucleated clusters have to grow to CN size and can coagulate with preexisting particles. Finally, we calculate threshold sulfuric acid profiles that show which concentration of sulfuric acid is necessary for nucleation and growth to observable size. These threshold profiles should represent upper limits of the actual sulfuric acid outside the CN layer. According to our profiles, sulfuric acid concentrations seem to be below midlatitude average during Antarctic winter but above midlatitude average for the CN layer formation.

  2. Low voltage electrodeposition of CN x films and study of the effect of the deposition voltage on bonding configurations

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    Sreejith, K.; Nuwad, J.; Pillai, C. G. S.

    2005-10-01

    Carbon nitride (CN x) films were deposited from acetonitrile at low voltage (150-450 V) through electrodeposition. The films were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. AFM investigations revealed that the grain size was ˜200 nm and roughness was ˜10 nm. The films were found to be continuous and close packed. IR spectra revealed existence of strong sp 3, sp 2 type bonding and weak sp type carbon nitrogen bonds and these bonds were found to increase with voltage. The fraction of sp 3-bonded species in the sample increased in low voltage range and after reaching maximum at 350 V, decreased for higher voltages. However, the concentration of sp 2 CN ring structures in the film increased with increasing voltage. Also, the peak width decreased at low voltages reaching a minimum and increased thereafter. It was observed that the voltage dependent increase in the concentration of polymeric type sp 2 CN (chain) structures was much more pronounced than that of graphitic type sp 2 CN (ring) structures. Raman spectra showed the presence of both the D and G bands. The shift in the G band indicated the presence of nitrogen in the film. The I D/I G ratio was found to increase with the incorporation of nitrogen. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) showed a clear increase in the nitrogen content with increase in the voltage. The formation of the film could be explained on the basis of dissociation of electrolyte under applied voltage.

  3. Low voltage electrodeposition of CN {sub x} films and study of the effect of the deposition voltage on bonding configurations

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    Sreejith, K. [Novel Materials and Structural Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Nuwad, J. [Novel Materials and Structural Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Pillai, C.G.S. [Novel Materials and Structural Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India)]. E-mail: cgspil@apsara.barc.ernet.in

    2005-10-15

    Carbon nitride (CN {sub x}) films were deposited from acetonitrile at low voltage (150-450 V) through electrodeposition. The films were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. AFM investigations revealed that the grain size was {approx}200 nm and roughness was {approx}10 nm. The films were found to be continuous and close packed. IR spectra revealed existence of strong sp{sup 3}, sp{sup 2} type bonding and weak sp type carbon nitrogen bonds and these bonds were found to increase with voltage. The fraction of sp{sup 3}-bonded species in the sample increased in low voltage range and after reaching maximum at 350 V, decreased for higher voltages. However, the concentration of sp{sup 2} CN ring structures in the film increased with increasing voltage. Also, the peak width decreased at low voltages reaching a minimum and increased thereafter. It was observed that the voltage dependent increase in the concentration of polymeric type sp{sup 2} CN (chain) structures was much more pronounced than that of graphitic type sp{sup 2} CN (ring) structures. Raman spectra showed the presence of both the D and G bands. The shift in the G band indicated the presence of nitrogen in the film. The I{sub D}/I{sub G} ratio was found to increase with the incorporation of nitrogen. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) showed a clear increase in the nitrogen content with increase in the voltage. The formation of the film could be explained on the basis of dissociation of electrolyte under applied voltage.

  4. EST Table: CN373995 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available x mori] dbj|BAE53372.1| antibacterial peptide [Bombyx mori] dbj|BAF51564.1| gloverin2 [Bombyx mori] 10/09/01 n.h 10/08/28 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h 10/09/10 n.h FS917189 L12 ... ...CN373995 rzhswba0_009205 10/09/28 95 %/144 aa ref|NP_001037683.1| gloverin 2 [Bomby

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  9. A new technique of integral representations in Cn

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    YAO; Zongyuan

    2001-01-01

    [1]Bochner, S., Analytic and meromorphic continuation by means of Green's formula, Ann. of Math., 1943, 44: 652—671.[2]Yao Zongyuan, An integral formula on bounded domains in Cn, Science in China, Ser. A (in Chinese), 1992, 22(1): 1—10.[3]Zhong Tongde, Huang Sha, Complex Analysis in Several Variables (in Chinese), Shijiazhuang: Hebei Educational Press, 1990.[4]Henkin, G. M., Leiterer, J., Theory of Functions on Complex Manifolds, Berlin: Academie-Verlag Berlin and Birkh user-Verlag Boston, 1984.[5]Yao Zongyuan, Bochner-Ono formula for the local solution of the -equation on bounded domains in Cn, Advances in Mathematics (in Chinese), 1993, 22(6): 550—560.[6]Henkin, G. M., Integral representations of holomorphic functions in strictly pseudoconvex domains and some applications, Mat. Sb. (in Russian), 1969, 78(120): 611—632.[7]Henkin, G. M., Integral representations of holomorphic functions in strictly pseudoconvex domains and applications to the  problem, Mat. Sb. (in Russian), 1970, 82(124): 300—308.[8]Grauert, H., Lieb, I., Das Ramirezsche integral und diellisung der Gleichung f=α im bereich der beschr nkten fornen, Proc. Conf. Complex Analysis, Rice Univ. Studies, 1970, 56: 29—50.

  10. CN Morphology Studies of Comet 103P/Hartley 2

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    Knight, Matthew M

    2011-01-01

    We report on narrowband CN imaging of Comet 103P/Hartley 2 obtained at Lowell Observatory on 39 nights from 2010 July until 2011 January. We observed two features, one generally to the north and the other generally to the south. The CN morphology varied during the apparition: no morphology was seen in July; in August and September the northern feature dominated and appeared as a mostly face-on spiral; in October, November, and December the northern and southern features were roughly equal in brightness and looked like more side-on corkscrews; in January the southern feature was dominant but the morphology was indistinct due to very low signal. The morphology changed smoothly during each night and similar morphology was seen from night to night. However, the morphology did not exactly repeat each rotation cycle, suggesting that there is a small non-principal axis rotation. Based on the repetition of the morphology, we find evidence that the fundamental rotation period was increasing: 16.7 hr from August 13-17,...

  11. Homeomorphic extension of strongly spirallike mappings in C~n

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    CURT; Paula; KOHR; Gabriela; KOHR; Mirela

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we consider a proper subclass nA of the full class of spirallike mappings on the Euclidean unit ball Bn in Cn with respect to a given linear operator A. We use the method of subordination chains to obtain an upper growth result for nA , and we obtain various examples of mappings in the same class of normalized biholomorphic mappings on the unit ball Bn in Cn . We also prove that the class nA is compact, while the full class of spirallike mappings with respect to a linear operator need not be compact in dimension n≥2, even when the operator is diagonal. This is one of the motivations for considering the class nA . Finally we prove that if f is a quasiregular strongly spirallike mapping on Bn such that ||[Df(z)]-1 Af(z)|| is uniformly bounded on Bn , then f extends to a homeomorphism of R2n onto itself. In addition, if A + A* = 2aI n for some a >0, this extension is also quasiconformal on R2n .

  12. OCCULT CERVICAL METASTASIS OF SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF TONGUE AMONG CN0 PATIENTS AND ITS TREATMENT

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    WEI Yuan-jian; HU Shun-guang; LIAO Gui-qing; GUO Hai-peng; LIN Jia-xu; QIU Yue-yan

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore the treatment of clinically negative neck (CN0) patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Methods: 165 CN0 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue from 1985 to 2002 were investigated retrospectively. Parts of the patients staged at T1, T2 and T3 underwent resection of primary lesion followed by neck observation, and other patients staged above T2 or at T1 but without follow-up were treated with elective neck dissection (END). All patients were followed up for more than 3 y or until their death. Results: Lymphatic metastasis was identified histologically after operation in 33 of 120 patients treated with END, and 9 of 45 patients treated with resection of primary lesion alone. The overall rate of occult lymphatic metastasis was 25.45%, which increased with the elevating of clinical T stage. The overall rate of neck uncontrolled death was 20.00% for observation group and 5.00% for END group, and significant difference was found between them (P<0.05). For T1 patients in the two groups, the rate of neck uncontrolled death was 7.71% and 4.00% respectively, and no significance was found between them (P>0.05). When stage T2 and T3 were considered as middle stage together, significant difference (P<0.05) could be obtained between observation (70.00%) and END group (0%). Conclusion: The occult metastasis rate of squamous cell carcinoma of tongue increases with the elevating of clinical stage, and elective neck dissection could be considered for N0 patients staged over T2 to improve neck control and survival rate; and regional resection alone of primary lesion could be considered for T1N0 patients to improve quality of life if closely followed up is conducted.

  13. Absorption spectroscopy of RDX monopropellant flames: CN and NH concentrations

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    Homan, B. E.; Vanderhoff, John A.

    1997-11-01

    UV-visible multi-channel absorption spectroscopy has been used to probe the self-sustained combustion of pressed RDX, a main energetic ingredient found in modern day propellants and explosives. The two dimensional feature of an intensified CCD detector allowed simultaneous recording of multiple, spatially distinct absorption spectra. Between 10 and 12 equally spaced absorption spectra with spatial resolution as small as 0.163 mm have been obtained during 1 ms exposure. The number of absorption spectra and the spatial resolution can easily be set by the detector software, size of the excitation sheet and the focal length of the collection lens. Temporal resolution in the UV region has been increased to 1 ms by pulsing the light source. A 0.54 joule pulse with a duration of 0.75 ms was added to a simmering Xenon arc lamp for the measurement of combustion species. The increase in light intensity of 30 and 70 times the non-pulsed output provided the necessary light flux to achieve single pulse, multiple absorption spectra. To increase the species concentration sensitivity of the experiment, a triple pass optical arrangement was adopted. Partially silvered windows were installed at an angle to the beam providing for three passes across the samples. The corresponding path length was increased by a factor of 2.8 times the sample diameter. Least squares analysis of absorption spectra provide mole fraction profiles for OH, CN and NH along with temperature. Profiles for NC and HN have been determined for self-sustained combustion of RDX in 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 atm air. Peak CN mole fractions of about 200 ppm are observed at 1 atm pressure and the NH mole fraction is about a factor of two lower. As the pressure is increased the reactive CN and HN species peak closer to the combusting surface and reside over a smaller spatial extent. Peak concentrations drop for these higher pressures, but may be due, at least in part, to limitations of the spatial resolution of the absorption

  14. Laser annealing of sputter-deposited -SiC and -SiCN films

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    M A Fraga; M Massi; I C Oliveira; F D Origo; W Miyakawa

    2011-12-01

    This work describes the laser annealing of -SiC and -SiCN films deposited on (100) Si and quartz substrates by RF magnetron sputtering. Two samples of -SiCN thin films were produced under different N2/Ar flow ratios. Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), Raman analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR) techniques were used to investigate the composition and bonding structure of as-deposited and laser annealed SiC and SiCN films.

  15. Acceleration of Advanced CN Antidote Agents for Mass Exposure Treatments: DMTS

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    2014-12-01

    AD_________________ Award Number: W81XWH-12-2-0098 TITLE: Acceleration of Advanced CN Antidote Agents for Mass Exposure Treatments: DMTS...26 Sept 2012 – 25 Sept 2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Acceleration of Advanced CN Antidote Agents for Mass Exposure Treatments: DMTS 5a. CONTRACT...gas values and blood pressure during CN treatment and reversal. In the first year of this work, stability and IM antidote administration studies were

  16. Intramolecular Aminocyanation of Alkenes via N–CN Bond Cleavage**

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    Pan, Zhongda; Pound, Sarah M.; Rondla, Naveen R.; Douglas, Christopher J.

    2014-01-01

    A metal-free, Lewis acid-promoted intramolecular aminocyanation of alkenes was developed. B(C6F5)3 activates N-sulfonyl cyanamides, leading an formal cleavage of the N-CN bonds in conjunction with vicinal addition of sulfonamide and nitrile groups across an alkene. This method enables atom-economical access to indolines and tetrahydroquinolines in excellent yields, and provides a complementary strategy for regioselective alkene difunctionalizations with sulfonamide and nitrile groups. Labeling experiments with 13C suggest a fully intramolecular cyclization pattern due to lack of label scrambling in double crossover experiments. Catalysis with Lewis acid is realized and the reaction can be conducted under air. PMID:24719371

  17. Intramolecular aminocyanation of alkenes by N-CN bond cleavage.

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    Pan, Zhongda; Pound, Sarah M; Rondla, Naveen R; Douglas, Christopher J

    2014-05-12

    A metal-free, Lewis acid promoted intramolecular aminocyanation of alkenes was developed. B(C6F5)3 activates N-sulfonyl cyanamides, thus leading to a formal cleavage of the N-CN bonds in conjunction with vicinal addition of sulfonamide and nitrile groups across an alkene. This method enables atom-economical access to indolines and tetrahydroquinolines in excellent yields, and provides a complementary strategy for regioselective alkene difunctionalizations with sulfonamide and nitrile groups. Labeling experiments with (13)C suggest a fully intramolecular cyclization pattern due to the lack of label scrambling in double crossover experiments. Catalysis with Lewis acid is realized and the reaction can be conducted under air. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  18. CN and C2H in IRC +10216

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    Huggins, P. J.; Glassgold, A. E.; Morris, M.

    1984-01-01

    The effects of the production of the radicals CN and C2H from the dissociation of HCN and C2H2 by ambient UV photons in the outer envelope of IRC +10216 are investigated. The spatial distribution of the radicals and their observable millimeter emission-line characteristics are calculated from the inferred abundances of the progenitor species in the envelope of IRC +10216 using photochemical and radiative transfer models. These are compared with available observations to examine whether photoproduction is a possible explanation of the observed emission from these species. The results suggest that the variable abundances induced by photodestruction of their progenitors do affect the observed emission from the radicals.

  19. Light fragment preformation in cold fission of {sup 282}Cn

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    Poenaru, D.N.; Gherghescu, R.A. [Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), P.O. Box MG-6, Bucharest-Magurele (Romania); Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2016-11-15

    In a previous article, published in Phys. Rev. C 94, 014309 (2016), we have shown for the first time that the best dynamical trajectory during the deformation toward fission of the superheavy nucleus {sup 286}Fl is a linearly increasing radius of the light fragment, R{sub 2}. This macroscopic-microscopic result reminds us about the α or cluster preformation at the nuclear surface, assumed already in 1928, and proved microscopically many times. This time we give more detailed arguments for the nucleus {sup 282}Cn. Also similar figures are presented for heavy nuclei {sup 240}Pu and {sup 252} Cf. The deep minimum of the total deformation energy near the surface is shown for the first time as a strong argument for cluster preformation. (orig.)

  20. Estimation of CN Parameter for Small Agricultural Watersheds Using Asymptotic Functions

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    Tomasz Kowalik

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates a possibility of using asymptotic functions to determine the value of curve number (CN parameter as a function of rainfall in small agricultural watersheds. It also compares the actually calculated CN with its values provided in the Soil Conservation Service (SCS National Engineering Handbook Section 4: Hydrology (NEH-4 and Technical Release 20 (TR-20. The analysis showed that empirical CN values presented in the National Engineering Handbook tables differed from the actually observed values. Calculations revealed a strong correlation between the observed CN and precipitation (P. In three of the analyzed watersheds, a typical pattern of the observed CN stabilization during abundant precipitation was perceived. It was found that Model 2, based on a kinetics equation, most effectively described the P-CN relationship. In most cases, the observed CN in the investigated watersheds was similar to the empirical CN, corresponding to average moisture conditions set out by NEH-4. Model 2 also provided the greatest stability of CN at 90% sampled event rainfall.

  1. Structural Properties and UV-Visible Absorption Spectroscopy of Retinal-pyridyl-CN Re(I) Carbonyl Bipyridine Complex: A Theoretical Study.

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    Eng, Julien; Daniel, Chantal

    2015-10-29

    The structural, electronic, and optical properties of the all-trans and five cis conformers of [Re(CO)3(bpy)(ret-pyr-CN)](+) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridine; ret-pyr-CN = pyridyl-CN-3,7-dimethyl-9-(2,6,6-trimethylcyclohex-2-n)-none-(2,4,6,8-tetraen) were studied in solvent by means of density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent DFT. The isolated retinal-like chromophore ret-pyr-CN was investigated as well for comparison. By coordination to the complex the two lowest intraligand (IL) states localized on the retinal group are slightly red-shifted from 627 to 690 nm and from 415 to 450 nm, respectively. Several isomerization pathways are open upon irradiation of the Re(I) complex by visible light (400-450 nm), especially to two cis conformers corresponding to the isomerization of the two double bonds of the retinal-like ligand close to the pyridyl group linked to the Re(I) fragment. The metal-to-ligand charge transfer states localized either on the retinal group or on the bpy ligand should play a minor role in the isomerization process itself but could improve its efficiency via ultra-fast intersystem crossing.

  2. Temporomandibular Joint, Closed

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    ... Gallery > Oral Health > The Temporomandibular Joint, Closed The Temporomandibular Joint, Closed Main Content Title: The Temporomandibular Joint, Closed Description: The temporomandibular joint connects the lower ...

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

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

    2017-06-01

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

  4. Oxidative cleavage of benzylic C-N bonds under metal-free conditions.

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    Gong, Jin-Long; Qi, Xinxin; Wei, Duo; Feng, Jian-Bo; Wu, Xiao-Feng

    2014-10-14

    An interesting procedure for the oxidative cleavage of benzylic C-N bonds has been developed. Using TBAI as the catalyst and H2O2 as the oxidant, various benzylamines were transformed into their corresponding aromatic aldehydes in moderate to good yields. Notably, this is the first example of an oxidative cleavage of benzylic C-N bonds under metal-free conditions.

  5. InterProScan Result: CN374573 [KAIKOcDNA[Archive

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    Full Text Available CN374573 CN374573_1_ORF2 E80B182A29F5AA6F PANTHER PTHR23256:SF268 TYROSINE PROTEIN KINASE FES (FPS) (PTK GRO...UP IV) 9.9e-17 T IPR020764 Tyrosine-protein kinase, non-receptor Fes Molecular Func

  6. Theoretical study on the reaction mechanism of CN radical with ketene

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    2008-01-01

    The bimolecular single collision reaction potential energy surface of CN radical with ketene (CH2CO) was investigated by means of B3LYP and QCISD(T) methods. The calculated results indicate that there are three possible channels in the reaction. The first is an attack reaction by the carbon atom of CN at the carbon atom of the methylene of CH2CO to form the intermediate NCCH2CO followed by a rupture reaction of the C-C bond combined with -CO group to the products CH2CN+CO. The second is a direct addition reaction between CN and CH2CO to form the intermediate CH2C(O)CN followed by its isomerization into NCCH2CO via a CN-shift reaction, and subsequently, NCCH2CO dissociates into CH2CN+CO through a CO-loss reaction. The last is a direct hydrogen abstraction reaction of CH2CO by CN radical. Because of the existence of a 15.44 kJ/mol reaction barrier and higher energy of reaction products, the path can be ruled out as an important channel in the reaction kinetics. The present theoretical computation results, which give an available suggestion on the reaction mechanism, are in good agreement with previous experimental studies.

  7. Sequence Variation in the Gp120 region of SHIV-CN97001 during in vivo Passage

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    Qiang LIU; Gui-bo YANG; Yue MA; Chen-li QIU; Jie-jie DAI; Hui XING; Yi-ming SHAO

    2008-01-01

    SHIV-CN97001 played an important role in assessing the immune effect and strategy of the AIDS vaccine which included genes of the predominant prevalent HIV-1 strain in China. In this study, SHIV-CN97001 was in vivo passaged serially to construct pathogenic SHIV-CN97001/rhesus macaques model. To identify variation in the gp120 region of SHIV-CN97001 during passage, the fragments of gp120 gene were amplified by RT-PCR from the plasma of SHIV-CN97001 infected animals at the peak viral load time point and the gene distances (divergence, diversity) were calculated using DISTANCE. The analysis revealed that the genetic distances of SHIV-CN97001 in the third passage animals were the highest during in vivo passage. It had a relationship between viral divergence from the founder strain and viral replication ability. The nucleic acid sequence of the V3 region was highly conservative. All of the SHIV-CN97001 strains had V3 loop central motif (GPGQ) and were predicted to be using CCR5 co-receptor on the basis of the critical amino acids within V3 loop. These results show that there was no significant increase in the genetic distance during serial passage, and SHIV-CN97001 gp120 gene evolved toward ancestral states upon transmission to a new host. This could partly explain why there was no pathogenic viral strain obtained during in vivo passage.

  8. Laguerre expansion on the Heisenberg group and Fourier-Bessel transform on Cn

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    CHANG; Der-Chen; GRIENER; Peter; TIE; Jingzhi

    2006-01-01

    Given a principal value convolution on the Heisenberg group Hn = Cn × R, we study the relation between its Laguerre expansion and the Fourier-Bessel expansion of its limit on Cn. We also calculate the Dirichlet kernel for the Laguerre expansion on the group Hn.

  9. Preparation and properties of SiCN diffusion barrier layer for Cu interconnect in ULSI

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    ZHOU Ji-cheng; SHI Zhi-jie; ZHENG Xu-qiang

    2009-01-01

    SiCN thin films and Cu/SiCN/Si structures were fabricated by magnetron sputtering. And some samples underwent the rapid thermal annealing(RTA) processing. The thin-film surface morphology, crystal structure and electronic properties were characterized by atomic force microscopy(AFM), X-ray diffractometry(XRD), Fourier transform infrared transmission(FTIR) and four-point probe(FPP) analyses. The results reveal the formation of complex networks among the three elements, Si, C and N, and the existence of different chemical bonds in the SiCN films, such as Si-C, Si-N, C-N and C=N. The as-deposited SiCN thin films are amorphous in the Cu/SiCN/Si structures and have good thermal stability, and the SiCN thin films are still able to prevent the diffusion reaction between Cu and Si interface after RTA processing at 600 ℃ for 5 min.

  10. Structural transition, dielectric and bonding properties of BeCN2

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    Gou, Hui-Yang; Gao, Fa-Ming; Zhang, Jing-Wu; Li, Zhi-Ping

    2011-01-01

    By means of first principle total energy calculations, this paper studies the structural transition, elastic, mechanical, dielectric and electronic properties of BeCN2. The calculations in total energy indicate that under ambient condition, the orthorhombic BeSiN2-type BeCN2 (space group Pna21) is a more favoured structure than the tetragonal chalcopyritetype one (space group I-42d). The results of elastic properties reveal that BeCN2 in both orthorhombic and tetragonal structure has higher bulk and shear moduli and smaller Poisson's ratio. The calculated Vicker hardness of tetragonal phase is 36.8 GPa, indicating a hard material. The analyses of electronic structure and electron density difference demonstrate that these excellent mechanical properties are attributed to the stronger covalent-bonding of CN4 and BeN4 subunits in BeCN2 crystal. Also, the orthorhombic BeCN2 phase is found to be a transparent semiconductor material with the calculated direct band gap of about 5.56 eV, superior to the indirect band gap of diamond and c-BN. Moreover, it also calculates Born effective charges and dielectric constants of BeCN2. These results suggest that BeCN2 may have some useful applications as optoelectronic, optical window and wear resistant materials.

  11. CN Zeeman observations of the NGC 2264-C protocluster

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    Maury, Anaëlle J; Thum, Clemens

    2012-01-01

    From an observational point of view, the role of magnetic fields in star formation remains unclear, and two main theoretical scenarios have been proposed so far to regulate the star-formation processes. The first model assumes that turbulence in star-forming clumps plays a crucial role, and especially that protostellar outflow-driven turbulence is crucial to support cluster-forming clumps; while the second scenario is based on the consideration of a magnetically-supported clump. Previous studies of the NGC 2264-C protocluster indicate that, in addition to thermal pressure, some extra support might effectively act against the gravitational collapse of this cluster-forming clump. We previously showed that this extra support is not due to the numerous protostellar outflows, nor the enhanced turbulence in this protocluster. Here we present the results of the first polarimetric campaign dedicated to quantifying the magnetic support at work in the NGC 2264-C clump. Our Zeeman observations of the CN(1-0) hyperfine l...

  12. Delayed presentation of traumatic facial nerve (CN VII) paralysis.

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    Napoli, Anthony M; Panagos, Peter

    2005-11-01

    Facial nerve paralysis (Cranial Nerve VII, CN VII) can be a disfiguring disorder with profound impact upon the patient. The etiology of facial nerve paralysis may be congenital, iatrogenic, or result from neoplasm, infection, trauma, or toxic exposure. In the emergency department, the most common cause of unilateral facial paralysis is Bell's palsy, also known as idiopathic facial paralysis (IFP). We report a case of delayed presentation of unilateral facial nerve paralysis 3 days after sustaining a traumatic head injury. Re-evaluation and imaging of this patient revealed a full facial paralysis and temporal bone fracture extending into the facial canal. Because cranial nerve injuries occur in approximately 5-10% of head-injured patients, a good history and physical examination is important to differentiate IFP from another etiology. Newer generation high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans are commonly demonstrating these fractures. An understanding of this complication, appropriate patient follow-up, and early involvement of the Otolaryngologist is important in management of these patients. The mechanism as well as the timing of facial nerve paralysis will determine the proper evaluation, consultation, and management for the patient. Patients with total or immediate paralysis as well as those with poorly prognostic audiogram results are good candidates for surgical repair.

  13. Anything But Ordinary ——hebrew.cri.cn

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    徐嘉

    2014-01-01

    In the present era of accelerated technological development with its proliferation of new digital media,PC and Internet,the main questions concerning communication practices examine the patterns of interaction between these practices and the use of‘old’media,such as print,the electronic and audiovisual media,television,radio and VCR,which have all dominated the communication scene until fairly recently.Definitely we can say that the internet has become a family member that no one can live without it,especially the new types electronic products’sale in the markets and the development of the wireless(wifi),what’s more,the high click rates of facebook,youtube,twitter and so on.This great change also have happened in China that you can see the first thing for everyone in the morning is connecting the internet so as to read weibo(micro blog,its function is similar to twitter,now it is the most popular and famous micro blog in China),youku(similar to ytube),xiaonei(like facebook)and so on.Therefore a great many‘old’media in China is now experiencing the large reform.CRI(China Radio International)cannot lag behind.In this paper,I am trying to introduce one website from CRI which is called"hebrew.cri.cn"as a landscape to state her"birth","grow up(development)"and her"future".

  14. Larger phylogenetic distances in litter mixtures: lower microbial biomass and higher C/N ratios but equal mass loss.

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    Pan, Xu; Berg, Matty P; Butenschoen, Olaf; Murray, Phil J; Bartish, Igor V; Cornelissen, Johannes H C; Dong, Ming; Prinzing, Andreas

    2015-05-07

    Phylogenetic distances of coexisting species differ greatly within plant communities, but their consequences for decomposers and decomposition remain unknown. We hypothesized that large phylogenetic distance of leaf litter mixtures increases differences of their litter traits, which may, in turn, result in increased resource complementarity or decreased resource concentration for decomposers and hence increased or decreased chemical transformation and reduction of litter. We conducted a litter mixture experiment including 12 common temperate tree species (evolutionarily separated by up to 106 Myr), and sampled after seven months, at which average mass loss was more than 50%. We found no effect of increased phylogenetic distance on litter mass loss or on abundance and diversity of invertebrate decomposers. However, phylogenetic distance decreased microbial biomass and increased carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratios of litter mixtures. Consistently, four litter traits showed (marginally) significant phylogenetic signal and in three of these traits increasing trait difference decreased microbial biomass and increased C/N. We suggest that phylogenetic proximity of litter favours microbial decomposers and chemical transformation of litter owing to a resource concentration effect. This leads to a new hypothesis: closely related plant species occurring in the same niche should promote and profit from increased nutrient availability.

  15. Scaling analysis of [Fe(pyrazole){sub 4}]{sub 2}[Nb(CN){sub 8}] molecular magnet

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    Konieczny, P., E-mail: piotr.konieczny@ifj.edu.pl [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków (Poland); Pełka, R.; Zieliński, P.M. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków (Poland); Pratt, F.L. [ISIS Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Pinkowicz, D.; Sieklucka, B. [Department of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Ingardena 3, 30-060 Krakow (Poland); Wasiutyński, T. [Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Kraków (Poland)

    2013-10-15

    The critical behaviour of the three dimensional (3D) molecular magnet {[Fe"I"I(pirazol)_4]_2[Nb"I"V(CN)_8]·4H_2O}{sub n} has been studied with the use of experimental techniques such as ac magnetometry and zero field μSR spectroscopy. The sample orders magnetically below T{sub c}=7.8 K. The measurements allowed to determine static exponents β, γ, and the dynamic exponent w. The resulting exponent values indicate that the studied system belongs to the universality class of the 3D Heisenberg model. - Highlights: • The critical behaviour of {[Fe"I"I(pirazol)_4]_2[Nb"I"V(CN)_8]∙4H_2O}{sub n} has been studied. • Critical exponents β, γ, and w were obtained from ac magnetometry and ZF µSR data. • All obtained values of critical exponents are close to the 3D Heisenberg model.

  16. Ion beam analysis, corrosion resistance and nanomechanical properties of TiAlCN/CN{sub x} multilayer grown by reactive magnetron sputtering

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    Alemón, B.; Flores, M. [Departamento de Ingeniería de Proyectos, CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara, J. Guadalupe Zuno 48, Los Belenes, Zapopan, Jal. 45101 (Mexico); Canto, C. [Instituto de Física, UNAM, Avenida de la Investigación S/N, Coyoacán, Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico); Andrade, E., E-mail: andrade@fisica.unam.mx [Instituto de Física, UNAM, Avenida de la Investigación S/N, Coyoacán, Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico); Lucio, O.G. de [Instituto de Física, UNAM, Avenida de la Investigación S/N, Coyoacán, Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico); Rocha, M.F. [ESIME-Z, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, ALM Zacatenco, Mexico, DF 07738 (Mexico); Broitman, E. [Thin Films Physics Division, IFM, Linköping University, SE-58183 Linköping (Sweden)

    2014-07-15

    A novel TiAlCN/CN{sub x} multilayer coating, consisting of nine TiAlCN/CN{sub x} periods with a top layer 0.5 μm of CN{sub x}, was designed to enhance the corrosion resistance of CoCrMo biomedical alloy. The multilayers were deposited by dc and RF reactive magnetron sputtering from Ti{sub 0.5}Al{sub 0.5} and C targets respectively in a N{sub 2}/Ar plasma. The corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the multilayer coatings were analyzed and compared to CoCrMo bulk alloy. Ion beam analysis (IBA) and X-ray diffraction tests were used to measure the element composition profiles and crystalline structure of the films. Corrosion resistance was evaluated by means of potentiodynamic polarization measurements using simulated body fluid (SBF) at typical body temperature and the nanomechanical properties of the multilayer evaluated by nanoindentation tests were analyzed and compared to CoCrMo bulk alloy. It was found that the multilayer hardness and the elastic recovery are higher than the substrate of CoCrMo. Furthermore the coated substrate shows a better general corrosion resistance than that of the CoCrMo alloy alone with no observation of pitting corrosion.

  17. CN and NH2 atmospheres of Comet C/1999 J3 (Linear)

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    Korsun, P. P.; Jockers, K.

    2000-09-01

    Observations of Comet C/1999 J3 were made at the 2-m telescope of the Pik Terskol Observatory on September 19, 1999. Narrow-band CCD images of the CN, NH2, and dust atmospheres have been recorded using the two-channel focal reducer of the Max-Plank-Institute for Aeronomy. To fit distributions of the CN and NH2 molecules in the comet atmosphere Monte Carlo model was adopted. Model calculations were successful with photodissociation lifetimes equal to τCN=1.5×105s and τ{CNparent}=3.2×104s for CN and its parent, τ{NH2}=1.0×105s and τ{NH2parent}=5.0×103s for NH2 and its parent, respectively. These results are in agreement with HCN as the main source of the CN radicals and NH3 as the main source of the NH2 radicals in the atmosphere of Comet C/1999 J3 (Linear). The gas-production rates of CN, Q(CN)=3.8×1025 mol-1, and NH2, Q(NH2)=2.6×1025 mol-1, have been determined as well. These values are about 0.24% and 0.16%, respectively, of the water production rate.

  18. Tree species is the major factor explaining C:N ratios in European forest soils

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    Cools, Nathalie; Vesterdal, Lars; De Vos, Bruno

    2014-01-01

    The C:N ratio is considered as an indicator of nitrate leaching in response to high atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. However, the C:N ratio is influenced by a multitude of other site-related factors. This study aimed to unravel the factors determining C:N ratios of forest floor, mineral soil...... and peat top soils in more than 4000 plots of the ICP Forests large-scale monitoring network. The first objective was to quantify forest floor, mineral and peat soil C:N ratios across European forests. Secondly we determined the main factors explaining this C:N ratio using a boosted regression tree...... analysis (BRT), including fifteen site and environmental variables. Ninety-five percent of the C:N ratios were between 16 and 44 in the forest floor, between 13 and 44 in the peat topsoil and between 10 and 32 in the mineral topsoil. Within the aerated forest floor and the mineral soil, the C:N ratios...

  19. A new Leray formula for smooth functions on bounded domains in Cn

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    YAO; Zongyuan(姚宗元); QIU; Chunhui(邱春晖); ZHONG; Chunping

    2002-01-01

    By means of a new technique of integral representations in Cn given by the authors, we establish a new abstract formula with a vector function W for smooth functions on bounded domains in Cn, which is different from the well-known Leray formula, This new formula eliminates the term that contains the parameter λ from the classical Leray formula, and especially on some domains the uniform estimates for the -equation are very simple. From the new Leray formula, we can obtain correspondingly many new formulas for smooth functions on many domains in Cn, which are different from the classical ones, when we properly select the vector function W.

  20. On the Coefficients Problem of Quasi-convex Mappings and Starlike Mapppings in Cn

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    LIUWei-xian; WANGYu-min

    2003-01-01

    Let Bn be the unit ball in Cn, we study quasi-convex mappings and starlike mappings on Bn.The upper bounds of second order item coefficients ofr quasi-convex mappings and starlike mappings are obtained.

  1. TOEPLITZ C≠-ALGEBRA OVER THE L-SHAPED DOMAIN IN Cn

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    XUSHENGZHI; CHENXIAOMAN; YANSHAOZONG

    1996-01-01

    The authors investigate the Toeplitz C≠-algebra over the L-shaped domain in Cn by the groupoid approach, and successfully parameterize the unit space of the groupoid assocated to the Toeplitz C≠-algebra.

  2. Complete Genome of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis Siphophage CN1A

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    Kongari, Rohit R.; Yao, Guichun W.; Chamakura, Karthik R.

    2013-01-01

    Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis is a Gram-positive actinomycete that is the causative agent of the potato disease ring rot. Here, we announce the complete genome sequence of the Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis siphophage CN1A. CN1A is only the second fully sequenced Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis phage reported to date. Core and unique features of its genome are described. PMID:24309731

  3. Complete Genome of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis Siphophage CN1A.

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    Kongari, Rohit R; Yao, Guichun W; Chamakura, Karthik R; Kuty Everett, Gabriel F

    2013-12-05

    Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis is a Gram-positive actinomycete that is the causative agent of the potato disease ring rot. Here, we announce the complete genome sequence of the Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis siphophage CN1A. CN1A is only the second fully sequenced Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis phage reported to date. Core and unique features of its genome are described.

  4. Complete Genome of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis Siphophage CN1A

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    Kongari, Rohit R.; Yao, Guichun W.; Chamakura, Karthik R.; Kuty Everett, Gabriel F.

    2013-01-01

    Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis is a Gram-positive actinomycete that is the causative agent of the potato disease ring rot. Here, we announce the complete genome sequence of the Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis siphophage CN1A. CN1A is only the second fully sequenced Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicusis phage reported to date. Core and unique features of its genome are described.

  5. A Mysterious Population of Stars With Weak CN Absorption in the Disk of M31

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    Kamath, Anika; Sales, Alyssa; Sarukkai, Atmika; Guhathakurta, Puragra; Hays, Jon; Rosenfield, Philip; SPLASH Collaboration; PHAT Collaboration

    2017-01-01

    From our study of certain stars in the Andromeda Galaxy, we found stars with clear evidence of the molecule cyanogen (CN) alongside molecules typically in oxygen-rich stars (TiO, Calcium) in their atmospheres. The juxtaposition of these molecules is amplified by our observation that stars do not normally simultaneously exhibit carbonaceous and oxygenaceous molecules. Due to the less apparent presence of CN in these stars compared to carbon stars, we initially named these stars ‘weak CN’ stars and assumed a relationship between these stars and carbon stars. To further deepen our understanding of the characteristics of these stars, we measured and analyzed their spectroscopic data, position on Color Magnitude Diagrams, variations in velocity, and placement in evolutionary stellar models. While spectra of weak CN and carbon stars indicated a shared presence of CN in both star groups, the placements of these stars on color magnitude diagrams suggested that these two populations are unrelated due to variations in brightness and temperature. Additional analyses of velocity, based on an observed correlation between velocity dispersion and age of a star (Dorman 2015), further implied that these weak CN stars are a younger and clearly separate group of stars. Finally, using stellar models to track changes in temperature and luminosity of stars over time, we mapped positions of weak CN stars to a region on the evolutionary path of massive stars. Based on our knowledge of this region, we found sufficient evidence to conclude that weak CN stars are part of a relatively unknown, young evolutionary phase of massive stars called red core Helium burning (RCHeB) stars. Over the course of our research, we also built a detection program to identify other weak CN stars based on their subtle spectral features. In the future, we hope to apply other limitations based on our knowledge of red core Helium burning stars to refine our search and expand our knowledge on this population of

  6. Influence of N atomic percentages on cell attachment for CN$_x$ coatings

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    D J Li; L F Niu

    2003-06-01

    Carbon film is an excellent candidate for use as a biocompatible coating due to its excellent properties. However, considerable attention has just been focused on the biocompatibility of diamond-like carbon (DLC) in recent years. It is difficult to find reports on the investigations of the biocompatibility of CN$_x$ so far. It is well known that CN$_x$ has similar structural characteristics as that of DLC. Its excellent mechanical and tribological properties are comparable to that of DLC. In addition, it is probable that the presence of nitrogen leads to a positive effect on biocompatibility. So, this work focusses on cell attachment of CN$_x$ coating and the relation between nitrogen atomic percentage and cell attachment. CN$_x$ coatings were prepared using magnetron sputtering under two N2 partial pressures for the evaluation of relation between nitrogen atomic percentage and cell attachment. Cell culture tests using human endothelial cells and mouse fibroblasts were performed. Both coatings resulted in no adverse effects on the cells in culture. Compared with CN$_x$ ( = 0.088), CN$_x$ ( = 0.149) film provided a better surface for normal cellular attachment, spreading and proliferation without apparent impairment of cell physiology. At the same time, the coatings exhibited excellent tribological and corrosion performance. XPS and AES analyses showed that higher nitrogen atomic percentage might lead to a positive effect on the cell attachment.

  7. Soil microbial C:N ratio is a robust indicator of soil productivity for paddy fields.

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    Li, Yong; Wu, Jinshui; Shen, Jianlin; Liu, Shoulong; Wang, Cong; Chen, Dan; Huang, Tieping; Zhang, Jiabao

    2016-10-14

    Maintaining good soil productivity in rice paddies is important for global food security. Numerous methods have been developed to evaluate paddy soil productivity (PSP), most based on soil physiochemical properties and relatively few on biological indices. Here, we used a long-term dataset from experiments on paddy fields at eight county sites and a short-term dataset from a single field experiment in southern China, and aimed at quantifying relationships between PSP and the ratios of carbon (C) to nutrients (N and P) in soil microbial biomass (SMB). In the long-term dataset, SMB variables generally showed stronger correlations with the relative PSP (rPSP) compared to soil chemical properties. Both correlation and variation partitioning analyses suggested that SMB N, P and C:N ratio were good predictors of rPSP. In the short-term dataset, we found a significant, negative correlation of annual rice yield with SMB C:N (r = -0.99), confirming SMB C:N as a robust indicator for PSP. In treatments of the short-term experiment, soil amendment with biochar lowered SMB C:N and improved PSP, while incorporation of rice straw increased SMB C:N and reduced PSP. We conclude that SMB C:N ratio does not only indicate PSP but also helps to identify management practices that improve PSP.

  8. Riboflavin-mediated RDX transformation in the presence of Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 and lepidocrocite.

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    Bae, Sungjun; Lee, Yoonhwa; Kwon, Man Jae; Lee, Woojin

    2014-06-15

    The potential of riboflavin for the reductive degradation of a cyclic nitramine, hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX), was investigated in the presence of lepidocrocite and/or Shewanella putrefaciens CN32. RDX reduction by CN32 alone or CN32 with lepidocrocite was insignificant, while 110 μM RDX was completely reduced by CN32 with riboflavin in 78 h. The transformation products identified included nitroso metabolites, formaldehyde, and ammonium, indicating the ring cleavage of RDX. UV and visible light analysis revealed that riboflavin was microbially reduced by CN32, and that the reduced riboflavin was linked to the complete degradation of RDX. In the presence of both CN32 and lepidocrocite (γ-FeOOH), 100 μM-riboflavin increased the rate and extent of Fe(II) production as well as RDX reduction. An abiotic study also showed that Fe(II)-riboflavin complex, and Fe(II) adsorbed on lepidocrocite, reduced RDX by 48% and 21%, respectively. The findings in this study suggest that riboflavin-mediated RDX degradation pathways in subsurface environments are diverse and complex. However, riboflavin, either from bacteria or exogenous sources, can significantly increase RDX degradation. This will provide a sustainable clean-up option for explosive-contaminated subsurface environments. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Soil microbial C:N ratio is a robust indicator of soil productivity for paddy fields

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    Li, Yong; Wu, Jinshui; Shen, Jianlin; Liu, Shoulong; Wang, Cong; Chen, Dan; Huang, Tieping; Zhang, Jiabao

    2016-10-01

    Maintaining good soil productivity in rice paddies is important for global food security. Numerous methods have been developed to evaluate paddy soil productivity (PSP), most based on soil physiochemical properties and relatively few on biological indices. Here, we used a long-term dataset from experiments on paddy fields at eight county sites and a short-term dataset from a single field experiment in southern China, and aimed at quantifying relationships between PSP and the ratios of carbon (C) to nutrients (N and P) in soil microbial biomass (SMB). In the long-term dataset, SMB variables generally showed stronger correlations with the relative PSP (rPSP) compared to soil chemical properties. Both correlation and variation partitioning analyses suggested that SMB N, P and C:N ratio were good predictors of rPSP. In the short-term dataset, we found a significant, negative correlation of annual rice yield with SMB C:N (r = ‑0.99), confirming SMB C:N as a robust indicator for PSP. In treatments of the short-term experiment, soil amendment with biochar lowered SMB C:N and improved PSP, while incorporation of rice straw increased SMB C:N and reduced PSP. We conclude that SMB C:N ratio does not only indicate PSP but also helps to identify management practices that improve PSP.

  10. Neuroprotective pentapeptide CN-105 improves functional and histological outcomes in a murine model of intracerebral hemorrhage.

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    Lei, Beilei; James, Michael L; Liu, Ji; Zhou, Guanen; Venkatraman, Talaignair N; Lascola, Christopher D; Acheson, Shawn K; Dubois, Laura G; Laskowitz, Daniel T; Wang, Haichen

    2016-10-07

    Presently, no pharmacological treatments have been demonstrated to improve long-term functional outcomes following intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Clinical evidence associates apolipoprotein E (apoE) genotype with ICH incidence and outcome. While apoE modifies neuroinflammatory responses through its adaptive role in glial downregulation, intact apoE holoprotein is too large to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Therefore, we developed a 5-amino acid peptide - CN-105 - that mimics the polar face of the apoE helical domain involved in receptor interactions. In the current study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of CN-105 in a mouse model of ICH. Three doses of CN-105 (0.05 mg/kg) was administered by tail vein injection within 24 hours after ICH induction. Functional assessment showed durable improvement in vestibulomotor performance after CN-105 treatment, as quantified by increased Rotarod latencies on Days 1-5 post-ICH, and long-term improvement in neurocognitive performance, as quantified by reduced Morris water maze latencies on Days 29-32 post-ICH. Further, brain water content was significantly reduced, neuroinflammation was decreased and hippocampal CA3 neuronal survival was increased, although hemorrhage volume was not affected by CN-105. We concluded, therefore, that pentapeptide CN-105 improved short- and long-term neurobehavioral outcomes in a murine model of ICH, suggesting therapeutic potential for patients with acute ICH.

  11. New approach to neurorehabilitation: cranial nerve noninvasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) technology

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    Danilov, Yuri P.; Tyler, Mitchel E.; Kaczmarek, Kurt A.; Skinner, Kimberley L.

    2014-06-01

    Cranial Nerve NonInvasive NeuroModulation (CN-NINM) is a primary and complementary multi-targeted rehabilitation therapy that appears to initiate the recovery of multiple damaged or suppressed brain functions affected by neurological disorders. It is deployable as a simple, home-based device (portable neuromodulation stimulator, or PoNSTM) and training regimen following initial patient training in an outpatient clinic. It may be easily combined with many existing rehabilitation therapies, and may reduce or eliminate the need for more aggressive invasive procedures or possibly decrease total medication intake. CN-NINM uses sequenced patterns of electrical stimulation on the tongue. Our hypothesis is that CN-NINM induces neuroplasticity by noninvasive stimulation of two major cranial nerves: trigeminal (CN-V), and facial (CN-VII). This stimulation excites a natural flow of neural impulses to the brainstem (pons varolli and medulla), and cerebellum, to effect changes in the function of these targeted brain structures, extending to corresponding nuclei of the brainstem. CN-NINM represents a synthesis of a new noninvasive brain stimulation technique with applications in physical medicine, cognitive, and affective neurosciences. Our new stimulation method appears promising for treatment of a full spectrum of movement disorders, and for both attention and memory dysfunction associated with traumatic brain injury.

  12. [Screening and function analysis of a cyclohexanone-degrading bacterium CN1 from deep sea sediment].

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    Li, Hu; Shao, Zong-Ze

    2007-10-01

    Micrococcu luteus CN1 was found to be able to utilize cyclohexanone well from the strains originally isolated from Pacific Ocean sediment. The optimum conditions for its growth were determined as 25 degrees C -37 degrees C, pH 8, salinity 6%. It could survive in the medium with high concentration of cyclohexanone ( > 44% V/V), and grew most vigorously in medium with 16.7% (V/V) cyclohexanone. CN1 could transform cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone which could be further degraded and mineralized quickly. This indicated the presence of cyclohexanol dehydrogenase and probable presence of cyclohexanone monooxygenase. With degenerate PCR for cloning part of cyclohexanone monooxygenase gene, the DNA fragment of 450bp was gotten. Amino acid sequence analysis showed that it owned the conserved sequence of the Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase family and had the highest homology of 80% with cyclohexanone monooxygenase from Arthrobacter sp. BP2, only 53% with that from Acinetobacter sp. NCIMB 9871 which had been the most deeply investigated. So far as we know, both cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone degradation resorted to cyclohexanone monooxygenase. So this gene should be responsible for cyclohexanone degradation in CN1. All the cyclohexanone-degraders previously reported could degrade cyclopentanone, but, CN1 did not degrade cyclopentanone. This indicated that cyclohexanone monooxygenase in CN1 was special. Additionally, it was found for the first time that cyclohexanol could inhibit cyclohexanone degradation to certain degree in CN1.

  13. Probing the Properties of Polynuclear Superhalogens without Halogen Ligand via ab Initio Calculations: A Case Study on Double-Bridged [Mg2 (CN)5 ](-1) Anions.

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    Li, Jin-Feng; Li, Miao-Miao; Bai, Hongcun; Sun, Yin-Yin; Li, Jian-Li; Yin, Bing

    2015-12-01

    An ab initio study of the superhalogen properties of eighteen binuclear double-bridged [Mg2 (CN)5 ](-1) clusters is reported herein by using various theoretical methods. High-level CCSD(T) results indicate that all the clusters possess strong superhalogen properties owing to their high vertical electron detachment energies (VDEs), which exceed 6.8 eV (highest: 8.15 eV). The outer valence Green's function method provides inaccurate relative VDE values; hence, this method is not suitable for this kind of polynuclear superhalogens. Both the HF and MP2 results are generally consistent with the CCSD(T) level regarding the relative VDE values and-especially interesting-the average values of the HF and MP2 VDEs are extremely close to the CCSD(T) results. The distributions of the extra electrons of the anions are mainly aggregated into the terminal CN units. These distributions are apparently different from those of previously reported triple-bridged isomers and may be the reason for the decreased VDE values of the clusters. In addition, comparisons of the VDEs of binuclear and mononuclear superhalogens as well as studies of the thermodynamic stabilities with respect to the detachment of various CN(-1) ligands are also performed. These results confirm that polynuclear structures with pseudohalogen ligands can be considered as probable new superhalogens with enhanced properties. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  14. Photoelectron angular distributions as probes of cluster anion structure: I(-)·(H2O)2 and I(-)·(CH3CN)2.

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    Mbaiwa, Foster; Holtgrewe, Nicholas; Dao, Diep Bich; Lasinski, Joshua; Mabbs, Richard

    2014-09-01

    The use of photoelectron angular distributions to provide structural details of cluster environments is investigated. Photoelectron spectra and angular distributions of I(-)·(H2O)2 and I(-)·(CH3CN)2 cluster anions are recorded over a range of photon energies. The anisotropy parameter (β) for electrons undergoes a sharp change (Δβmax) at photon energies close to a detachment channel threshold. I(-)·(H2O)2 results show the relationship between dipole moment and Δβmax to be similar to that observed in monosolvated I(-) detachment. The Δβmax of the 4.0 eV band in the I(-)·(CH3CN)2 photoelectron spectrum suggests a dipole moment of 5-6 D. This is consistent with predictions of a hydrogen bonded conformer of the I(-)·(CH3CN)2 cluster anion [Timerghazin, Q. K.; Nguyen, T. N.; Peslherbe, G. H. J. Chem. Phys. 2002, 116, 6867-6870].

  15. Study on re-sputtering during CN{sub x} film deposition through spectroscopic diagnostics of plasma

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    Liang, Peipei; Yang, Xu; Li, Hui; Cai, Hua [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Sun, Jian; Xu, Ning [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Wu, Jiada, E-mail: jdwu@fudan.edu.cn [Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Ultra-Precision Optical Manufacturing, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Engineering Research Center of Advanced Lighting Technology, Ministry of Education, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

    2015-10-15

    A nitrogen-carbon plasma was generated during the deposition of carbon nitride (CN{sub x}) thin films by pulsed laser ablation of a graphite target in a discharge nitrogen plasma, and the optical emission of the generated nitrogen-carbon plasma was measured for the diagnostics of the plasma and the characterization of the process of CN{sub x} film deposition. The nitrogen-carbon plasma was recognized to contain various species including nitrogen molecules and molecular ions excited in the ambient N{sub 2} gas, carbon atoms and atomic ions ablated from the graphite target and CN radicals. The temporal evolution and spatial distribution of the CN emission and their dependence on the substrate bias voltage show two groups of CN radicals flying in opposite directions. One represents the CN radicals formed as the products of the reactions occurring in the nitrogen-carbon plasma, revealing the reactive deposition of CN{sub x} film due to the reactive expansion of the ablation carbon plasma in the discharge nitrogen plasma and the effective formation of gaseous CN radicals as precursors for CN{sub x} film growth. The other one represents the CN radicals re-sputtered from the growing CN{sub x} film by energetic plasma species, evidencing the re-sputtering of the growing film accompanying film growth. And, the re-sputtering presents ion-induced sputtering features.

  16. Physical parameters of components in close binary systems: V

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    Zola, S; Zakrzewski, B; Kjurkchieva, D P; Marchev, D V; Baran, A; Rucinski, S M; Ogloza, W; Siwak, M; Koziel, D; Drozdz, M; Pokrzywka, B

    2009-01-01

    The paper presents combined spectroscopic and photometric orbital solutions for ten close binary systems: CN And, V776 Cas, FU Dra, UV Lyn, BB Peg, V592 Per, OU Ser, EQ Tau, HN UMa and HT Vir. The photometric data consist of new multicolor light curves, while the spectroscopy has been recently obtained within the radial velocity program at the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO). Absolute parameters of the components for these binary systems are derived. Our results confirm that CN And is not a contact system. Its configuration is semi-detached with the secondary component filling its Roche lobe. The configuration of nine other systems is contact. Three systems (V776 Cas, V592 Per and OU Ser) have high (44-77%) and six (FU Dra, UV Lyn, BB Peg, EQ Tau, HN UMa and HT Vir) low or intermediate (8-32%) fill-out factors. The absolute physical parameters are derived.

  17. Paraconsistent Multi-agent Epistemic Logic CnEmK%弗协调多主体认知逻辑系统CnEmK

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    郝旭东

    2010-01-01

    以弗协调命题逻辑Cn(1≤n<ω)为基础,采取逻辑分支相融合的方式,使用逻辑扩张的方法,可以将弗协调逻辑措施应用于多主体认知逻辑,建立一个弗协调逻辑与多主体逻辑的融合系统CnEmK(1≤n<ω);CnEmK(1≤n<ω)具有可靠性和完全性,并且是一个可以处理弗协调性的多主体认知逻辑系统;CnEmK(1≤n<ω)也是一种基本的弗协调多主体认知逻辑系统,以之为基础可以进一步扩张得到关于公共知识、共同知识、协同知识的弗协调多主体认知逻辑系统.

  18. 海洋放线菌CN5的分离与鉴定%Isolation and Identification of Marine Actinoplanes CN5

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    白湜; 刘秋; 孙军德; 张晓敏

    2013-01-01

    Isolation and screening rare Actinomycete was made for Actinoplanes from sea sediment from Dalian sea area in Liaoning Province.Agar plate dilution method was used to carry out isolation,and the taxonomic position was determined using a polyphasic approach.One marine actinomycete strain CN5 was isolated from marine sediment in Dalian,Liaoning Province.Strain CN5 grew well on most media tested,the colonies were orange,but lacked aerial hyphae and red diffusible pigments were observed.Based on phylogenetic,chemotaxonomic,morphological analyses,strain CN5 belongs to the genus Actinoplanes,and may be a strain of the type of Actinoplanes couchii.%从辽宁省大连市旅顺口海泥样品中分离筛选稀有放线菌——游动放线菌.采用稀释平板法分离,依据多相分类方法确定该菌的分类地位.结果表明:菌株CN5在多数培养基中生长良好,橙色,无气生菌丝,可产生红色可溶性色素.根据系统发育、化学分类特征、形态特征、生理生化特性等分析表明,菌株CN5属于游动放线菌属(Actinop lanes),依据研究推测认为属其模式菌种A ctinoplanes couchii的一个菌株.

  19. Reactions of the CN Radical with Benzene and Toluene: Product Detection and Low-Temperature Kinetics

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    Trevitt, Adam J.; Goulay, Fabien; Taatjes, Craig A.; Osborn, David L.; Leone, Stephen R.

    2009-12-23

    Low temperature rate coefficients are measured for the CN + benzene and CN + toluene reactions using the pulsed Laval nozzle expansion technique coupled with laser-induced fluorescence detection. The CN + benzene reaction rate coefficient at 105, 165 and 295 K is found to be relatively constant over this temperature range, 3.9 - 4.9 x 10-10 cm3 molecule-1 s-1. These rapid kinetics, along with the observed negligible temperature dependence, are consistent with a barrierless reaction entrance channel and reaction efficiencies approaching unity. The CN + toluene reaction is measured to have a slower rate coefficient of 1.3 x 10-10 cm3 molecule-1 s-1 at 105 K. At room temperature, non-exponential decay profiles are observed for this reaction that may suggest significant back-dissociation of intermediate complexes. In separate experiments, the products of these reactions are probed at room temperature using synchrotron VUV photoionization mass spectrometry. For CN + benzene, cyanobenzene (C6H5CN) is the only product recorded with no detectable evidence for a C6H5 + HCN product channel. In the case of CN + toluene, cyanotoluene (NCC6H4CH3) constitutes the only detected product. It is not possible to differentiate among the ortho, meta and para isomers of cyanotoluene because of their similar ionization energies and the ~;; 40 meV photon energy resolution of the experiment. There is no significant detection of benzyl radicals (C6H5CH2) that would suggest a H-abstraction or a HCN elimination channel is prominent at these conditions. As both reactions are measured to be rapid at 105 K, appearing to have barrierless entrance channels, it follows that they will proceed efficiently at the temperatures of Saturn?s moon Titan (~;;100 K) and are also likely to proceed at the temperature of interstellar clouds (10-20 K).

  20. Application of GIS-based SCS-CN method in West Bank catchments, Palestine

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    Sameer SHADEED

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Among the most basic challenges of hydrology are the prediction and quantification of catchment surface runoff. The runoff curve number (CN is a key factor in determining runoff in the SCS (Soil Conservation Service based hydrologic modeling method. The traditional SCS-CN method for calculating the composite curve number is very tedious and consumes a major portion of the hydrologic modeling time. Therefore, geographic information systems (GIS are now being used in combination with the SCS-CN method. This paper assesses the modeling of flow in West Bank catchments using the GIS-based SCS-CN method. The West Bank, Palestine, is characterized as an arid to semi-arid region with annual rainfall depths ranging between 100 mm in the vicinity of the Jordan River to 700 mm in the mountains extending across the central parts of the region. The estimated composite curve number for the entire West Bank is about 50 assuming dry conditions. This paper clearly demonstrates that the integration of GIS with the SCS-CN method provides a powerful tool for estimating runoff volumes in West Bank catchments, representing arid to semi-arid catchments of Palestine.

  1. Circumstellar C2, CN, and CH+ in the optical spectra of post-AGB stars

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    Bakker, E J; Waters, L B F M; Schoenmaker, T; Bakker, Eric J.; Dishoeck, Ewine F. van; Schoenmaker, Ton

    1996-01-01

    We present optical high-resolution spectra of a sample of sixteen post-AGB stars and IRC +10216. Of the post-AGB stars, ten show C2 Phillips and Swan and CN Red System absorption, one CH+ emission, one CH+ absorption, and four without any molecules. We find typically Trot=43-399, 155-202, and 18-50 K, log N = 14.90-15.57, 14.35, and 15.03-16.47 cm-2 for C2, CH+, and CN respectively, and 0.620. The presence of C2 and CN absorption is correlated with cold dust (Tdust300K). All objects with the unidentified 21mum emission feature exhibit C2 and CN absorption, but not all objects with C2 and CN detections exhibit a 21mum feature. The derived expansion velocity, ranging from 5 to 44 km/s, is the same as that derived from CO millimeter line emission. This unambiguously proves that these lines are of circumstellar origin and are formed in the AGB ejecta (circumstellar shell expelled during the preceding AGB phase). Furthermore there seems to be a relation between the C2 molecular column density and the expansion vel...

  2. The CN and CS transient species in CH{sub 3}SCN discharges

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    Li Peng; Yen, L.T.; Yip Fan Wai

    2004-07-12

    The plasma chemistry of transient species in methyl thiocyanate (CH{sub 3}SCN) dc discharges was studied semi-quantitatively using spectroscopic techniques. The vibrational spectra of CS and CN diatomic species in these plasmas have been recorded using mid-infrared diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS). Concentrations of about 10{sup 12} and 10{sup 13}-10{sup 14} cm{sup -3} were determined for CN and CS, respectively. It was also found that under high plasma current conditions, the concentration of ground state CN showed a decrease, while that of CS exhibited opposite behavior. The generation and loss of CN and CS were explained through a combination of key electron impact processes and radical-molecule reactions. One of the most abundant discharge products with a concentration of about 10{sup 15} cm{sup -3} is isothiocyanic acid (HNCS) also detected using TDLAS. Surface as well as gas phase reactions contributed to its abundance in the plasma. Other species such as HCN and CS{sub 2} were detected with Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, while the electronic emission spectra of CN, CS, CH, N{sub 2}{sup *} and NH were also recorded using optical emission spectroscopy.

  3. Thermodynamic stability of in situ W–ZrC and W–Zr(CN) composites

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    Kim, Jae-Hee [Korea Aerospace Research Institute, Daejeon 305-806 (Korea, Republic of); Zhe, Gao [Saint-Gobain Research Shanghai Co., Ltd, Wenjing-road, Minhang-district, Shanghai 200245 (China); Lim, Jaehyuk [Samsung Electronics, Yongin 446-811 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Choongkwon [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Shinhoo, E-mail: shinkang@snu.ac.kr [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-10-25

    Powders of W–ZrC and W–Zr(CN) were carbothermally synthesized in situ from milled mixtures of graphite, WO{sub 3} and ZrO{sub 2}. The thermal stability of Zr(CN) in a W matrix was simulated and compared with that of ZrC in W in terms of free energy change and carbide coarsening. Carbon and nitrogen had high mutual affinity in Zr(CN) of B1 crystal structure, which led their activity curves to exhibit strong negative deviation from ideal mixing behavior. Zr(CN) was more stable than ZrC up to 2075 K; however, a microstructural study showed that it became less stable than ZrC at around 1975 K. This result is attributed to the decreasing thermodynamic stability of ZrN with increasing temperature. Other transition metal carbonitrides containing group 4–6 elements are expected to show similar coarsening behaviors at high temperatures. - Highlights: • The Zr(CN) phase formed due to the high affinity between C and N in ZrC. • A complete reversal of the slope is found in the formation energy curves. • The growth of the carbonitride is due to the nitrogen, reducing the stability. • Solid solutions containing group 4 elements would show similar growth behavior.

  4. CN and C2 vibrational spectra analysis in molecular LIBS of organic materials

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    Mousavi, S. J.; Hemati Farsani, M.; Darbani, S. M. R.; Mousaviazar, A.; Soltanolkotabi, M.; Eslami Majd, A.

    2016-05-01

    With the objective of investigation of the influence of molecular structure on CN violet and C2 Swan bands system spectra, plasma emissions from different organic materials, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic carboxylic acid, aliphatic carboxylic acid, amides and polymers, have been analyzed by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique in air. To evaluate the influence of N2 and O2 molecules concentration on the CN and C2 molecular emissions, LIB spectra of four different samples have been recorded in air (approximately 80 % N2 and 20 % O2), nitrogen, oxygen and argon atmospheres. Experimental results indicate that the main reason for the absence of C2 emission in LIB spectra of samples which do not contain C-C bonds, when measurements were taken in air, is the presence of oxygen which could potentially deplete C2 emission rather than the absence of C-C bonds in their structure. Also, comparisons between experiment and theory spectra are made using a Nelder-Mead temperature program for CN and C2 bands with the ∆ν = 0 sequences from LIB spectra of different samples in various atmospheres. Furthermore, CN and C2 vibrational temperatures in Kelvin (K) are calculated from these spectral fittings. Both CN and C2 vibrational temperatures have highest values in argon atmosphere, and increasing the oxygen concentration in ambient atmosphere decreased those in most cases.

  5. SO(n)-Invariant Special Lagrangian Submanifolds of Cn+1 with Fixed Loci

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    2006-01-01

    Let SO(n) act in the standard way on Cn and extend this action in the usual way toCn+1=C((+))Cn.It is shown that a nonsingular special Lagrangian submanifold L (∩) Cn+1 that is invariant under this SO(n)-action intersects the fixed C (∩) Cn+1 in a nonsingular real-analytic arc A (which may be empty). If n > 2, then A has no compact component.Conversely, an embedded, noncompact nonsingular real-analytic arc A (∩) C lies in an embedded nonsingular special Lagrangian submanifold that is SO(n)-invariant. The same existence result holds for compact A if n = 2. If A is connected, there exist n distinct nonsingular SO(n)-invariant special Lagrangian extensions of A such that any embedded nonsingular SO(n)-invariant special Lagrangian extension of A agrees with one of these n extensions in some open neighborhood of A.The method employed is an analysis of a singular nonlinear PDE and ultimately calls on the work of Gérard and Tahara to prove the existence of the extension.

  6. Characterization of NCAM expression and function in BT4C and BT4Cn glioma cells

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    1991-01-01

    The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion. Therefore, we have studied NCAM expression in the glioma cell lines BT4C and BT4Cn. We demonstrate that the 2 cell lines differ in their metastatic ability; while BT4C cells have a very low capacity...... for producing experimental metastases, that of BT4Cn cells is high. In BT4C cells NCAM is synthesized as 4 polypeptides with Mr's of 190,000, 140,000, 115,000 and 97,000. The 140,000, 115,000 and 97,000 polypeptides are glycosylated and for the 140,000 and 115,000 polypeptides sulfatation is observed......-substratum binding assay in which the binding of BT4C and BT4Cn cells to NCAM immobilized to glass was assessed. We found that BT4C cells adhere specifically to NCAM, and that adhesion is inhibited by anti-NCAM Fab'-fragments, while no specific binding of BT4Cn cells to NCAM was observed. The BT4C and BT4Cn cell...

  7. Phase evolution, microstructure and properties of Y2O3-doped TiCN-based cermets

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    孙万昌; 张佩; 李攀; 佘晓林; 赵坤

    2015-01-01

    Y2O3-doped TiCN-based cermets were prepared by pressureless sintering with powders TiC, TiN, Ni, etc. as main starting materials. The influence of sintering processes and Y2O3on properties of TiCN-based cermets were investigated. The phase composi-tion of TiCN-based cermets almost had no change with Y2O3 addition. The fullly densified TiCN-based cermets were achieved by P-2 sitering process. The fracture surface showed lots of small dimples caused by hard phase particles pulling-off, and the left hard phase particles were attached to the arborous dendritic matrix. The Vickers hardness, fracture toughness and bending strength of TiCN-based cermets increased firstly and then decreased with the increment of Y2O3 content. When Y2O3 contents were both 0.8 wt.%, compared with the P-1 sintered samples, the Vickers hardness, fracture toughness and bending strength of the P-2 sintered sam-ples reached 14.84 GPa, 8.66 MPa·m1/2 and 660.4 MPa, which were increased by 7.9%, 6.1% and 45.8%, respectively.

  8. Detection of MgCn in IRC + 10216: A new metal-bearing free radical

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    Ziurys, L. M.; Apponi, A. J.; Guelin, M.; Cernicharo, J.

    1995-01-01

    A new metal-containing molecule, MgCN, has been detected toward the late-type star IRC + 10216, using the NRAO 12 m and IRAM 30 m telescopes. The N = 11 approaches 10, 10 approaches 9, and 9 approaches 8 transtions of this species which has a (sup 2)Sigma(sup +) ground state, have been observed in the outer envelope of this object at 3 mm. For the N = 11 approaches 10 transitions, the two spin-rotation components are clearly resolved and conclusively identify this new radical. These measurements imply a column of density for MgCN of N(sub tot) approximately 10(exp 12)/sq cm in the outer shell, which corresponds to a fractional abundance of f approximately 7x10(exp -10). This molecule, the metastable isomer of MgNC, is the third metal-bearing species thus far identified in the outer shell of IRC + 10216, and its detection implies a ratio of MgNC/MgCN approximately 22/1. MgCN may be formed through a reaction scheme involving magnesium and HNC or CN, both prominent outer shell molecules, or through synthesis on grains.

  9. Experimental investigation of wear characteristics on TiCN-coated AISI 410 steel

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    Prabakaran, Vijayasarathi; Sivakumaran, Ilaiyavel; Palimar, Suresh Prabhu

    2016-04-01

    In this work, the dry sliding wear test of uncoated and multilayer TiCN-coated AISI 410 steel against high carbon steel disc recognized at 2.30267 ms-1 sliding speeds and under a three series load of 5, 10 and 20 N at room temperature. On account of the more coherent interface between TiCN and C probably found, there are high hardness and superior wear resistance. Compared to AISI 410 uncoated steel, the presence of C in the multilayer TiCN coatings leads to reduced coefficient of friction and wear loss. The multilayer TiCN coating is characterized by X-ray diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy, micro-hardness and pin-on-disc tribometer tests. The more grooving region, pits and ploughing ridge were examined on the worn surface of the AISI 410 uncoated steel. The result shows hard multilayer TiCN-coated particles viewing on the worn surface of the high carbon steel disc.

  10. Guide update Severe Accident Management (SAMG) of CN. Almaraz post Fukushima; Actualizacion de las Guias de Gestion de Accidente Severo (GGAS) de CN. Almaraz post Fukushima

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    Martinez Fanegas, R.; Aguado Miquel, F.; Tanarro Onrubia, A.; Uruburu Rodriguez, A.

    2014-07-01

    The work is part of the activities carried out by CN. Almaraz in applying lessons learned from the Fukushima accident. The achievement of this objective requires a substantial change in the Guidelines Severe Accident Management (SAMG), starting with the adaptation of the Revision 2 of the Generic Guidelines (SAMG) Owners Group (PWROG, January 2013), which is the work is the fundamental part of this paper. (Author)

  11. Bioreduction of nitrobenzene, natural organic matter, and hematite by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32.

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    Luan, Fubo; Burgos, William D; Xie, Li; Zhou, Qi

    2010-01-01

    We examined the reduction of nitrobenzene by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 in the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) and hematite. Bioreduction experiments were conducted with combinations and varied concentrations of nitrobenzene, soil humic acid, Georgetown NOM, hematite, and CN32. Abiotic experiments were conducted to quantify nitrobenzene reduction by biogenic Fe(II) and by bioreduced NOMs. We show that S. putrefaciens CN32 can directly reduce nitrobenzene. Both NOMs enhanced nitrobenzene reduction and the degree of enhancement depended on properties of the NOMs (aromaticity, organic radical content). Hematite enhanced nitrobenzene reduction by indirect reaction with biogenic-Fe(II), however, enhancement was dependent on the availability of excess electron donor. Under electron donor-limiting conditions, reducing equivalents diverted to hematite were not all transferred to nitrobenzene. In systems that contained both NOM and hematite we conclude that NOM-mediated reduction of nitrobenzene was more important than Fe(II)-mediated reduction.

  12. Co-composting of green waste and food waste at low C/N ratio.

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    Kumar, Mathava; Ou, Yan-Liang; Lin, Jih-Gaw

    2010-04-01

    In this study, co-composting of food waste and green waste at low initial carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratios was investigated using an in-vessel lab-scale composting reactor. The central composite design (CCD) and response surface method (RSM) were applied to obtain the optimal operating conditions over a range of preselected moisture contents (45-75%) and C/N ratios (13.9-19.6). The results indicate that the optimal moisture content for co-composting of food waste and green waste is 60%, and the substrate at a C/N ratio of 19.6 can be decomposed effectively to reduce 33% of total volatile solids (TVS) in 12days. The TVS reduction can be modeled by using a second-order equation with a good fit. In addition, the compost passes the standard germination index of white radish seed indicating that it can be used as soil amendment.

  13. Thermodynamic study of CN~- ion inhibition of Jack bean urease using the extended solvation theory

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    G. Rezaei Behbehani; A.A. Saboury; M. Mohebbian; S. Tahmasbi Sarvestani; M. Poorheravi

    2009-01-01

    Cyanide ion was studied as an inhibitor of Jack bean urease at 300 K in 30 mmol/L tris buffer, Ph 7. The inhibition was investigated by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The extended solvation model was used for CN~- + JBU interaction over the whole range of CN~- concentrations. The binding parameters recovered from the solvation model were attributed to the cyanide ion interaction. It was found that cyanide ion acted as a non-cooperative inhibitor of urease, and there is a set of 12 ± 0.12 identical and independent binding sites for CN~- ions. The dissociation equilibrium constant is 749.99 μmol/L. The molar enthalpy of binding is △H=-13.60 KJ mol~(-1).

  14. Mapping Magnetic Fields in Molecular Clouds with the CN Zeeman Effect

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    Crutcher, Richard

    2017-06-01

    The role of magnetic fields in star formation remains controversial. Observations of the Zeeman effect provide the only available technique for directly measuring the strengths of magnetic fields in molecular clouds. We have mapped the Zeeman effect toward the massive star forming complex W3OH in the CN N=2-1 transition at 226 GHz with both the IRAM 30-m telescope and the CARMA array and have combined these data to produce a fully spatially sampled map of the magnetic field along the line of sight, with approximately 4 arcsec resolution. These are both the first CN Zeeman maps and the first detections of the Zeeman effect in the CN N=2-1 transition. We will present this map and discuss the astrophysical implications. This work may be considered to be a pathfinder for future similar ALMA observations, which have the potential to advance considerably our understanding of the role of magnetic fields in the star formation process.

  15. Preliminary verification of structure design for CN HCCB TBM with 1 × 4 configuration

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    Zhao, Zhou, E-mail: zhaozhou@swip.ac.cn; Zhou, Bing; Wang, Qijie; Cao, Qixiang; Feng, Kaiming; Wang, Xiaoyu; Zhang, Guoshu

    2016-02-15

    Highlights: • A new and simplification structural design scheme with 1 × 4 configuration is proposed for CN HCCB TBM. • The detail conceptual structural design for 1 × 4 TBM is completed. • The preliminary hydraulic analysis, thermo-hydraulic analysis and structural analysis for 1 × 4 TBM had been carried out. - Abstract: Based on the conceptual design of CN HCCB TBM with 1 × 4 configuration, the preliminary hydraulic analysis, thermo-hydraulic analysis and structural analysis had been carried out for it. Hydraulic and thermo-hydraulic analyses show that the coolant manifold system could meet the fluid design requirement preliminarily and the temperature of RAFMs structural parts, Be and Li{sub 4}SiO{sub 4} pebble beds are within the allowable range, and no zone shows a stress higher than the allowable limit in the preliminary structural analysis. These results indicate the design for CN HCCB TBM with 1 × 4 configuration is preliminary reasonable.

  16. Synthesis of polypyrrole within the cell wall of yeast by redox-cycling of [Fe(CN)6](3-)/[Fe(CN)6](4-).

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    Ramanavicius, Arunas; Andriukonis, Eivydas; Stirke, Arunas; Mikoliunaite, Lina; Balevicius, Zigmas; Ramanaviciene, Almira

    2016-02-01

    Yeast cells are often used as a model system in various experiments. Moreover, due to their high metabolic activity, yeast cells have a potential to be applied as elements in the design of biofuel cells and biosensors. However a wider application of yeast cells in electrochemical systems is limited due to high electric resistance of their cell wall. In order to reduce this problem we have polymerized conducting polymer polypyrrole (Ppy) directly in the cell wall and/or within periplasmic membrane. In this research the formation of Ppy was induced by [Fe(CN)6](3-)ions, which were generated from K4[Fe(CN)6], which was initially added to polymerization solution. The redox process was catalyzed by oxido-reductases, which are present in the plasma membrane of yeast cells. The formation of Ppy was confirmed by spectrophotometry and atomic force microscopy. It was confirmed that the conducting polymer polypyrrole was formed within periplasmic space and/or within the cell wall of yeast cells, which were incubated in solution containing pyrrole, glucose and [Fe(CN)6](4-). After 24h drying at room temperature we have observed that Ppy-modified yeast cell walls retained their initial spherical form. In contrast to Ppy-modified cells, the walls of unmodified yeast have wrinkled after 24h drying. The viability of yeast cells in the presence of different pyrrole concentrations has been evaluated. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. PROBING THE GASEOUS DISK OF T Tau N WITH CN 5-4 LINES

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    Podio, L.; Codella, C. [INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, I-50125, Florence (Italy); Kamp, I.; Meijerink, R.; Spaans, M. [Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen (Netherlands); Nisini, B. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, via di Frascati 33, I-00040, Monte Porzio Catone (Italy); Aresu, G. [INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Via della Scienza 5, I-09047, Selargius (Italy); Brittain, S. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, 118 Kinard Laboratory, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634 (United States); Cabrit, S.; Dougados, C.; Thi, W.-F. [UJF-Grenoble 1/CNRS-INSU, Institut de Planétologie et d' Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) UMR 5274, Grenoble, F-38041 (France); Grady, C. [Eureka Scientific, 2452 Delmer, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 96002 (United States); Sandell, G. [SOFIA-USRA, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 232-12, Building N232, Rm. 146, P.O. Box 1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001 (United States); White, G. J. [Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA (United Kingdom); Woitke, P. [SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St. Andrews, KY16 9SS (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-10

    We present spectrally resolved observations of the young multiple system T Tau in atomic and molecular lines obtained with the Heterodyne Instrument for the Far Infrared on board Herschel. While CO, H{sub 2}O, [C II], and SO lines trace the envelope and the outflowing gas up to velocities of 33 km s{sup –1} with respect to systemic, the CN 5-4 hyperfine structure lines at 566.7, 566.9 GHz show a narrow double-peaked profile centered at systemic velocity, consistent with an origin in the outer region of the compact disk of T Tau N. Disk modeling of the T Tau N disk with the thermo-chemical code ProDiMo produces CN line fluxes and profiles consistent with the observed ones and constrain the size of the gaseous disk (R{sub out}=110{sub −20}{sup +10} AU) and its inclination (i = 25°± 5°). The model indicates that the CN lines originate in a disk upper layer at 40-110 AU from the star, which is irradiated by the stellar UV field and heated up to temperatures of 50-700 K. With respect to previously observed CN 2-1 millimeter lines, the CN 5-4 lines appear to be less affected by envelope emission, due to their larger critical density and excitation temperature. Hence, high-J CN lines are a unique confusion-free tracer of embedded disks, such as the disk of T Tau N.

  18. Characterisation of dihydroazulene and vinylheptafulvene derivatives using Raman spectroscopy: The CN-stretching region

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    Hansen, Anne S.; Mackeprang, Kasper; Broman, Søren L.; Hansen, Mia Harring; Gertsen, Anders S.; Kildgaard, Jens V.; Nielsen, Ole Faurskov; Mikkelsen, Kurt V.; Nielsen, Mogens Brøndsted; Kjaergaard, Henrik G.

    2016-05-01

    The effect of adding electron donating and withdrawing groups on the dihydroazulene (DHA)/vinylheptafulvene (VHF) photochromic system has been investigated using Raman spectroscopy in CS2 solutions. The photoswitching between DHA and VHF is often characterised with UV-Vis spectroscopy. However, Raman spectroscopy can also be used for this purpose and give structural insight, as the light induced ring-opening from DHA to VHF causes changes in the CN-stretching frequencies. The CN-stretching frequencies in DHA and VHF are isolated and optimal for the identification of DHA and VHF. The DHA system is also investigated in the solid state.

  19. Tribological development of TiCN coatings by adjusting the flowing rate of reactive gases

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    Tillmann, Wolfgang; Momeni, Soroush

    2016-03-01

    TiCN coatings were deposited by means of direct current magnetron sputtering of Ti targets in presence of N2 and C2H2 reactive gases. The microstructure, composition, mechanical and tribological properties of the deposited thin films were analyzed by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), nanoindentation, ball-on-disc, scratch test, and three dimensional (3D) optical microscopy. The obtained results presents a reproducible processing route for tailoring microstructure, mechanical and tribological behavior of TiCN coatings by controlling flowing rate of the reactive gases.

  20. ON THE SHARP GROWTH, COVERING THEOREMS FOR NORMALIZED BIHOLOMORPHIC MAPPINGS IN Cn

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    Liu Xiaosong; Liu Taishun

    2007-01-01

    In this article, a normalized biholomorphic mapping f defined on bounded starlike circular domain in Cn is considered, where z = 0 is a zero of order k + 1 of f(z) - z.The sharp growth, covering theorems for almost starlike mappings of order α and starlike mappings of order α are established. Meanwhile, the construction of the above mappings on bounded starlike circular domain in Cn is also discussed, it provides the extremal mappings for the growth, covering theorems of the above mappings.

  1. The Possible Interstellar Anion CH2CN-: Spectroscopic Constants, Vibrational Frequencies, and Other Considerations

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    Fortenberry, Ryan C.; Crawford, T. Daniel; Lee, Timothy J.

    2012-01-01

    The A 1B1 anion (CH2CN??) has been hypothesized as the carrier for one di use interstellar band. However, this particular molecular system has not been detected in the interstellar medium even though the related cyanomethyl radical and the isoelectronic ketenimine molecule have been found. In this study we are employing the use of proven quartic force elds and second-order vibrational perturbation theory to compute accurate spectroscopic constants and fundamental vibrational frequencies for X 1A0 CH2CN?? in order to assist in laboratory studies and astronomical observations. Keywords: Astrochemistry, ISM: molecular anions, Quartic force elds, Rotational constants, Vibrational frequencies

  2. Preparation of patterned SiC and SiCN microstructures

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    WANG; Hao; SUNG; In-kyung; LI; Xiaodong; KIM; Dong-pyo

    2006-01-01

    Patterned SiC and SiCN microstructures were successfully fabricated on the silicon substrates by using polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) elastometric stamp as template, polycarbosilane (PCS) and polysilazane (PSZ) as preceramic polymers. The preparing process was followed by precursor infiltration, the curing of the precursor, demolding of the template and pyrolysis of the cured preceramic polymer pattern. It shows that the dimensions of the ceramic patterns can be tailored by using the PDMS molds with different dimensions. The produced ceramic microstructures can be potentially applied in high temperature and high pressure environments due to the advanced properties of the SiC and SiCN ceramics.

  3. Bacterial Electrocatalysis of K4[Fe(CN)6] Oxidation

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    Zheng, Zhiyong; Xiao, Yong; Wu, Ranran

    in the electron transport (ET) processes. However, the oxidization of metal compounds was barely described. Here we report electrocatalysis of K4[Fe(CN)6] oxidation by MR-1. K4[Fe(CN)6] is a redox inorganic compound and shows a reversible redox process on bare glassy carbon (GCE). This is reflected by a pair...... of the electrocatalysis. Moreover, Selectivity of MR-1 is another interesting issue: MR-1 does not catalyze other redox compounds such as Ru[(NH3)6]Cl3 and Resorufin. In our recent work, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) showed redox properties and electron hopping through EPS. Here we notice that neither...

  4. The higher-order C_n dispersion coefficients for hydrogen

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    Mitroy, J

    2004-01-01

    The complete set of 2nd, 3rd and 4th order van der Waals coefficients, C_n up to n=32 for the H(1s)-H(1s) dimer are computed using pseudo-states to evaluate the appropriate sum rules. A study of the convergence pattern for n<=16 indicates that all the C_n (n<=16) coefficients are accurate to 13 significant digits. The relative size of the 4th-order C^4_n to the 2nd-order C^2_n coefficients is seen to increase as n increases and at n=32 the 4th-order term is actually larger.

  5. A One-Dimensional Magnet Based on [Mo(III)(CN)7](4.).

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    Wei, Xiao-Qin; Qian, Kun; Wei, Hai-Yan; Wang, Xin-Yi

    2016-06-01

    Self-assembly of the [Mo(III)(CN)7](4-) anion and the Mn(II) unit with a macrocyclic ligand results in the first example of a one-dimensional (1D) chain compound based on the heptacyanomolybdate, [Mn(LN5C10)]2[Mo(CN)7]·2H2O (LN5C10 = 1,4,7,10,13-pentaazacyclopentadecane). Because of the existence of the interchain magnetic coupling, long-rang magnetic ordering was observed in this compound.

  6. Property of cn - nbar cbar System in U(12)-Scheme and X(3872),Y(3940)

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    Ishida, M

    2006-01-01

    The properties of four quark cn - nbar cbar states are investigated as cn di-quark and nbar cbar di-antiquark system in U(12)-classification scheme of hadrons. We consider the negative-parity di-quark and di-antiquark in ground states, and the properties of X(3872) and Y(3940) are consistent, respectively, with those of the JPC=1++ and 2++ states from these negative-parity di-quark and di-antiquark. Their narrow-widths are explained from a kind of conservation law, called rho3-line rule. The properties of ground-state cs - sbar cbar system are also predicted in this scheme.

  7. Close-ups

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    Fausing, Bent

    2013-01-01

    Investigations in the close-up and its meaning regarding nearness, abstraction and transparency. Face, facelike and animism are also major key-words in thsi article... . I have always been fascinated with the close-up, not as an end, but a filter of opportunities to open up for and nearness of tr...

  8. Surviving a School Closing

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    De Witt, Peter M.; Moccia, Josephine

    2011-01-01

    When a beloved school closes, community emotions run high. De Witt and Moccia, administrators in the Averill Park School District in upstate New York, describe how their district navigated through parents' anger and practical matters in closing a small neighborhood elementary school and transferring all its students to another school. With a group…

  9. Produksi Biogas dari Campuran Feses Sapi dan Ampas Tebu (Bagasse dengan Rasio C/N yang Berbeda (Biogas Production from Mixture of Dairy Manure and Bagasse with Different C/N Ratio

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    Trisno Saputra

    2012-02-01

    COD value decrease, pH value, biogas temperature, and total biogas volume was different among treatment. The optimal mixture was C/N ratio 30 treatment. The results indicated that bagasse could be used as material mixture in biogas production. (Key words : Biogas, Dairy manure, Bagasse, C/N ratio, Methane

  10. Nano-galvanic coupling for enhanced Ag+ release in ZrCN-Ag films : Antibacterial application

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    Calderon, S.; Ferreri, I.; Henriques, M.; De Hosson, J. T. M.; Cavaleiro, A.; Carvalho, S.

    2016-01-01

    The antibacterial properties of materials developed for medical devices with embedded silver nanoparticles are enhanced by controlling the release of silver ions. In this study, a simple experimental procedure for the augmentation of the silver ion release from ZrCN-Ag coatings is described. The sil

  11. VECTOR-VALUED RANDOM POWER SERIES ON THE UNIT BALL OF Cn

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    2007-01-01

    In this article, the authors study the vector-valued random power series on the unit ball of Cn and get vector-valued Salem-Zygmund theorem for them by using martingale technique. Further, the relationships between vector-valued random power series and several function spaces are also studied.

  12. First-principles investigation on elastic and thermodynamic properties of Pnnm-CN under high pressure

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    Ya-Ru, Zhao; Hai-Rong, Zhang; Gang-Tai, Zhang; Qun, Wei; Yu-Quan, Yuan

    2016-12-01

    The elastic anisotropy and thermodynamic properties of the recently synthesized Pnnm-CN have been investigated using first-principles calculations under high temperature and high pressure. The calculated equilibrium crystal parameters and normalized volume dependence of the resulting pressure agree with available experimental and theoretical results. Within the considered pressure range of 0-90 GPa, the dependences of the bulk modulus, Young's modulus, and shear modulus on the crystal orientation for Pnnm-CN have been systematically studied. The results show that the Pnnm-CN exhibits a well-pronounced elastic anisotropy. The incompressibility is largest along the c-axis. For tension or compression loading, the Pnnm-CN is stiffest along [001] and the most obedient along [100] direction. On the basis of the quasi-harmonic Debye model, we have explored the Debye temperature, heat capacity, thermal expansion coefficient, and Grüneisen parameters within the pressure range of 0-90 GPa and temperature range of 0-1600K.

  13. Characterization and antibacterial performance of ZrCN/amorphous carbon coatings deposited on titanium implants

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    Lai, Chih-Ho [School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, 404 Taiwan (China); Chang, Yin-Yu, E-mail: yinyu@mail2000.com.tw [Department of Mechanical and Computer-Aided Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan (China); Huang, Heng-Li [School of Dentistry, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan (China); Kao, Ho-Yi [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Mingdao University, Changhua, Taiwan (China)

    2011-12-30

    Titanium (Ti)-based materials have been used for dental/orthopedic implants due to their excellent biological compatibility, superior mechanical strength and high corrosion resistance. The osseointegration of Ti implants is related to their composition and surface treatment. Better biocompatibility and anti-bacterial performances of Ti implant are beneficial for the osseointegration and for avoiding the infection after implantation surgery. In this study, nanocomposite ZrCN/amorphous carbon (a-C) coatings with different carbon contents were deposited on a bio-grade pure Ti implant material. A cathodic-arc evaporation system with plasma enhanced duct equipment was used for the deposition of ZrCN/a-C coatings. Reactive gas (N{sub 2}) and C{sub 2}H{sub 2} activated by the zirconium plasma in the evaporation process were used to deposit the ZrCN/a-C coatings. To verify the susceptibility of implant surface to bacterial adhesion, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans), one of the major pathogen frequently found in the dental implant-associated infections, was chosen for in vitro anti-bacterial analyses. In addition, the biocompatibility of human gingival fibroblast (HGF) cells on coatings was also evaluated by a cell proliferation assay. The results suggested that the ZrCN/a-C coatings with carbon content higher than 12.7 at.% can improve antibacterial performance with excellent HGF cell compatibility as well.

  14. First-principles investigation on elastic and thermodynamic properties of Pnnm-CN under high pressure

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    Ya-Ru, Zhao; Hai-Rong, Zhang; Gang-Tai, Zhang; Qun, Wei; Yu-Quan, Yuan

    2016-01-01

    The elastic anisotropy and thermodynamic properties of the recently synthesized Pnnm-CN have been investigated using first-principles calculations under high temperature and high pressure. The calculated equilibrium crystal parameters and normalized volume dependence of the resulting pressure agree with available experimental and theoretical results. Within the considered pressure range of 0–90 GPa, the dependences of the bulk modulus, Young’s modulus, and shear modulus on the crystal orientation for Pnnm-CN have been systematically studied. The results show that the Pnnm-CN exhibits a well-pronounced elastic anisotropy. The incompressibility is largest along the c-axis. For tension or compression loading, the Pnnm-CN is stiffest along [001] and the most obedient along [100] direction. On the basis of the quasi-harmonic Debye model, we have explored the Debye temperature, heat capacity, thermal expansion coefficient, and Grüneisen parameters within the pressure range of 0–90 GPa and temperature range of 0–1600K. PMID:28090376

  15. Algebraic Bethe Ansatz Solution to CN Vertex Model with Open Boundary Conditions

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    LI Guang-Liang; SHI Kang-Jie; YUE Rui-Hong

    2005-01-01

    We present three diagonal reflecting matrices for the CN vertex model with open boundary conditions and exactly solve the model by using the algebraic Bethe ansatz. The eigenvector is constructed and the eigenvalue and the associated Bethe equations are achieved. All the unwanted terms are cancelled out by three kinds of identities.

  16. 4d $\\cN$=2 theories with disconnected gauge groups

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    Argyres, Philip C

    2016-01-01

    In this paper we present a beautifully consistent web of evidence for the existence of interacting 4d rank-1 $\\cN=2$ SCFTs obtained from gauging discrete subgroups of global symmetries of other existing 4d rank-1 $\\cN=2$ SCFTs. The global symmetries that can be gauged involve a non-trivial combination of discrete subgroups of the $U(1)_R$, low-energy EM duality group $SL(2,\\Z)$, and the outer automorphism group of the flavor symmetry algebra, Out($F$). The theories that we construct are remarkable in many ways: (i) two of them have exceptional $F_4$ and $G_2$ flavor groups; (ii) they substantially complete the picture of the landscape of rank-1 $\\cN=2$ SCFTs as they realize all but one of the remaining consistent rank-1 Seiberg-Witten geometries that we previously constructed but were not associated to known SCFTs; and (iii) some of them have enlarged $\\cN=3$ SUSY, and have not been previously constructed. They are also examples of SCFTs which violate the Shapere-Tachikawa relation between the conformal centr...

  17. 7 CFR Appendix C to Part 220 - Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program

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    ... 7 Agriculture 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program C Appendix C to Part 220 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM Pt. 220, App....

  18. {[Gd(DMF)3(DMSO)(H2O)3](μ-CN)[Fe(CN)5]}·2H2O的合成,结构表征和磁性%Synthesis,Structural Characterization and Magnetic Properties of {[Gd(DMF)3(DMSO)(H2O)3](μ-CN)[Fe(CN)5]}·2H2O

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    陈文通; 蔡丽珍; 吴阿青; 郭国聪; 黄锦顺; 董振超; Akiyuki Matsushita

    2004-01-01

    A new cyano-bridged GadoliniumⅢ-IronⅢ complex {[Gd(DMF)3(DMSO)(H2O)3](μ-CN)[Fe(CN)5]}·2H2O (DMF= N,N-dimethylformamide; DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) was synthesized by the grinding reaction method. It crysta llizes in the triclinic, space group P1 with cell parameters: a=0.903 63(2) nm, b=1.250 78(3) nm, c=1.413 03(1) nm, α=93.174(1)°, β=94.406(1)°, γ=91.817(2)°, and V=1.588 87(5) nm3, Dc=1.582 g·cm-3, Z=2, Mr=756.72, F(000)=760,μ=2.645 mm-1. The slightly distorted square-antiprism eightfold-coordinated Gd(Ⅲ) and the approxi mately oriented octahedrally sixfold-coordinated Fe(Ⅲ) are linked by a cyano-bridge group to construct a dinuclear compound. The {[Gd(DMF)3(DMSO)(H2O)3](μ-CN)[Fe(CN)5]} species are held together via hydrogen bonds to form a three-dimensional framework. The Gd(Ⅲ)-Fe(Ⅲ) interaction is antiferromagnetic.

  19. Facile synthesis, microstructure and photophysical properties of core-shell nanostructured (SiCN)/BN nanocomposites

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    Zhang, Qian; Jia, Dechang; Yang, Zhihua; Cai, Delong; Laine, Richard M.; Li, Qian; Zhou, Yu

    2017-01-01

    Increasing structural complexity at nanoscale can permit superior control over photophysical properties in the precursor-derived semiconductors. We demonstrate here the synthesis of silicon carbonitride (SiCN)/boron nitride (BN) nanocomposites via a polymer precursor route wherein the cobalt polyamine complexes used as the catalyst, exhibiting novel composite structures and photophysical properties. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) analysis shows that the diameters of SiCN-BN core-shell nanocomposites and BN shells are 50‒400 nm and 5‒25 nm, respectively. BN nanosheets (BNNSs) are also observed with an average sheet size of 5‒15 nm. The photophysical properties of these nanocomposites are characterized using the UV-Vis and photoluminescence (PL) analyses. The as-produced composites have emission behavior including an emission lifetime of 2.5 ns (±20 ps) longer observed in BN doped SiCN than that seen for SiC nanoparticles. Our results suggest that the SiCN/BN nanocomposites act as semiconductor displaying superior width photoluminescence at wavelengths spanning the visible to near-infrared (NIR) spectral range (400‒700 nm), owing to the heterojunction of the interface between the SiC(N) nanowire core and the BN nanosheet shell.

  20. Nano-galvanic coupling for enhanced Ag+ release in ZrCN-Ag films : Antibacterial application

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    Calderon, S.; Ferreri, I.; Henriques, M.; De Hosson, J. T. M.; Cavaleiro, A.; Carvalho, S.

    2016-01-01

    The antibacterial properties of materials developed for medical devices with embedded silver nanoparticles are enhanced by controlling the release of silver ions. In this study, a simple experimental procedure for the augmentation of the silver ion release from ZrCN-Ag coatings is described. The

  1. Structure of MoCN films deposited by cathodic arc evaporation

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    Gilewicz, A., E-mail: adam.gilewicz@tu.koszalin.pl [Koszalin University of Technology, Faculty of Technology and Education, Sniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin (Poland); Jedrzejewski, R.; Kochmanska, A.E. [West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, 19 Piastów Ave., 70-313 Szczecin (Poland); Warcholinski, B. [Koszalin University of Technology, Faculty of Technology and Education, Sniadeckich 2, 75-453 Koszalin (Poland)

    2015-02-27

    Molybdenum carbonitride (MoCN) coatings were deposited onto HS6-5-2 steel substrate using pure Mo targets in mixed acetylene and nitrogen atmosphere by cathodic arc evaporation. The structural properties of MoCN coatings with different carbon contents (as an effect of the C{sub 2}H{sub 2} flow rate) were investigated systematically. Phase and chemical composition evolution of the coatings were characterized both by the glancing angle of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and wavelength dispersive spectrometry, respectively. These analyses have been supplemented by estimates of grain sizes and stress in the coatings. The XRD results show that the increase in acetylene flow rate causes the formation of molybdenum carbide (MoC) hexagonal phase in the coatings, a reduction of grain size and an increase in internal stress. - Highlights: • MoN and MoCN coatings were deposited by cathodic arc evaporation in nitrogen atmosphere. • MoCN coatings were formed using different acetylene flow rates. • Phase composition evolution was observed. • Crystallite size and stress were calculated.

  2. Photophysics and electron transfer reactions of [Ru(LL)(CN)(4)] complexes

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    Kovacs, Margit; Fodor, Lajos; Browne, Wesley R.; Horvath, Attila

    2007-01-01

    Spectroscopic properties of two series of [Ru(LL)(CN)(4)](2-) complexes, where LL = 2, 2-bipyri dine, 1,10-phenanthroline and their substituted derivatives have been investigated, and the optical spectra of these complexes were compared. It has been demonstrated that the electron donating and withdr

  3. Reactive magnetron sputtering of CN{sub x} thin films at different substrate bias

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    Zheng, W.T.; Broitman, E.; Hellgren, N.; Xing, K.Z.; Ivanov, I.; Sjoestroem, H.; Hultman, L.; Sundgren, J.-E. [Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Physics

    1997-10-31

    The chemical binding states of C and N atoms, and optical properties of carbon nitride (CN{sub x}) thin films deposited by unbalanced magnetron sputtering, have been investigated as a function of the negative substrate bias (V{sub s}). The film deposition rate increased slightly with increasing V{sub s}, having a weak maximum at floating potential (--50 V), and decreased sharply to zero for V{sub s}>150 V, while N/C ratios did not exhibit any significant variation. Raman spectroscopy was used to reveal that the structure of the film is predominantly amorphous. Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) analyses showed that N atoms in the films were bound to C atoms through sp{sup 2} and sp{sup 3} configurations. Triple C-N bonds were also detected by FTIR. The ratio of sp{sup 3} to sp{sup 2} bonds increased with increasing V{sub s}. The maximum sp{sup 3} concentration in CN{sub x} films was estimated to be --20%. The optical band gap of CN{sub x} films was also found to increase with an increase in V{sub s}. (orig.) 19 refs.

  4. First-principles investigation on elastic and thermodynamic properties of Pnnm-CN under high pressure

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    Zhao Ya-Ru

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The elastic anisotropy and thermodynamic properties of the recently synthesized Pnnm-CN have been investigated using first-principles calculations under high temperature and high pressure. The calculated equilibrium crystal parameters and normalized volume dependence of the resulting pressure agree with available experimental and theoretical results. Within the considered pressure range of 0–90 GPa, the dependences of the bulk modulus, Young’s modulus, and shear modulus on the crystal orientation for Pnnm-CN have been systematically studied. The results show that the Pnnm-CN exhibits a well-pronounced elastic anisotropy. The incompressibility is largest along the c-axis. For tension or compression loading, the Pnnm-CN is stiffest along [001] and the most obedient along [100] direction. On the basis of the quasi-harmonic Debye model, we have explored the Debye temperature, heat capacity, thermal expansion coefficient, and Grüneisen parameters within the pressure range of 0–90 GPa and temperature range of 0–1600K.

  5. Chemical and Biological Evaluation of Maturity of Pig Manure Compost at Different C/N Ratios

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    2001-01-01

    Aerobic static pile composting (mechanical turning every 3 days) of pig manure was prepared at 8 m3 windrow heaps. Sawdust was used as the bulking agent to provide additional carbon and to increase the porosity of the substrate. Two treatments at initial C/N ratios of 30 and 15, respectively, were designed in the study. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC), soluble NH4+-N, C/N ratios in solid and aqueous phases, E4/E6 ratios, and seed germination index (GI) were determined to evaluate the maturity of the co-composts. Seed germination index, a biological parameter, was suggested as one of the most reliable maturity indicators for organic compost. The results showed that the treatment at the initial C/N ratio of 30 reached maturity after 49 days of composting; however, the treatment at the initial C/N ratio of 15 should require composting time of longer than 63 days to obtain maturation. Chemical multi-indicator evaluation was necessary, and the GI measurement was the recommended approach for maturity evaluation in the study.

  6. Nano-galvanic coupling for enhanced Ag+ release in ZrCN-Ag films : Antibacterial application

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    Calderon, S.; Ferreri, I.; Henriques, M.; De Hosson, J. T. M.; Cavaleiro, A.; Carvalho, S.

    2016-01-01

    The antibacterial properties of materials developed for medical devices with embedded silver nanoparticles are enhanced by controlling the release of silver ions. In this study, a simple experimental procedure for the augmentation of the silver ion release from ZrCN-Ag coatings is described. The sil

  7. A new solar carbon abundance based on non-LTE CN molecular spectra

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    Mount, G. H.; Linsky, J. L.

    1975-01-01

    A detailed non-LTE analysis of solar CN spectra strongly suggest a revised carbon abundance for the sun. We recommend a value of log carbon abundance = 8.35 plus or minus 0.15 which is significantly lower than the presently accepted value of log carbon abundance = 8.55. This revision may have important consequences in astrophysics.

  8. Life decrees: no wonder, this. Magazine drops CN Tower as a modern wonder

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    Marshall, E

    2004-01-01

    "Life's December special edition, The Seven Wonders of the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, offers feature articles on six of the seven modern global wonders as chosen by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), but arbitrarily drops the CN Tower in favour of a particle research laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland" (1 page).

  9. VLT observations of the asymmetric Etched Hourglass Nebula, MyCn 18

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    Clyne, N; Lloyd, M; Matsuura, M; Singh, N; Meaburn, J

    2014-01-01

    Context. The mechanisms that form extreme bipolar planetary nebulae remain unclear. Aims. The physical properties, structure, and dynamics of the bipolar planetary nebula, MyCn 18, are investigated in detail with the aim of understanding the shaping mechanism and evolutionary history of this object. Methods. VLT infrared images, VLT ISAAC infrared spectra, and long-slit optical Echelle spectra are used to investigate MyCn 18. Morpho-kinematic modelling was used to firmly constrain the structure and kinematics of the source. A timescale analysis was used to determine the kinematical age of the nebula and its main components. Results. A spectroscopic study of MyCn 18's central and offset region reveals the detailed make-up of its nebular composition. Molecular hydrogen, atomic helium, and Bracket gamma emission are detected from the central regions of MyCn 18. ISAAC spectra from a slit position along the narrow waist of the nebula demonstrate that the ionised gas resides closer to the centre of the nebula than ...

  10. Analisis Parameter Ber Dan C/N Dengan Lnb Combo Pada Teknologi Dvb-S2

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    Wahyu Pamungkas

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Instalasi antena parabola berfungsi untuk memudahkan pada saat pengarahan pointing antena ke satelit yang dituju. Permasalahan yang diketahui yaitu bagaimana perilaku parameter Bit Error Rate (BER dan Carrier to Noise (C/N pada LNB Combo yang menggunakan teknologi DVB-S2. Setelah instalasi antena parabola dilakukan dan sukses, maka langkah selanjutnya yaitu melakukan pointing antena. Pointing antena diarahkan pada posisi satelit yang akan dituju. Satelit yang akan dituju yaitu Palapa D menggunakan frekuensi C-Band sedangkan Ku-Band diarahkan pada satelit NSS 6. Setelah pointing selesai dilakukan maka langkah selanjutnya yaitu menghubungkan dengan Digital Video Broadcasting Satellite Second Generation (DVB-S2. DVB-S2 merupakan receiver. Parameter yang diamati yaitu parameter BER dan C/N. Parameter BER merupakan perbandingan dengan jumlah bit yang diterima secara tidak benar dengan jumlah bit informasi yang ditransmisikan pada selang waktu tertentu. Parameter C/N merupakan perbandingan nilai pada carrier yang diterima dengan nilai sinyal noise yang dihasilkan dalam suatu link. Diperlukan juga Low Noise Block (LNB Combo yang berguna untuk mentransmisikan sinyal ke receiver. LNB yang digunakan merupakan LNB Combo, dimana dua buah frekuensi yakni C-Band dan KU-Band menjadi satu dalam sebuah LNB. Setelah melakukan pengukuran dan melihat hasil pengukuran, dapat disimpulkan bahwa LNB Combo berpengaruh pada sinyal C-Band yang dihasilkan, sinyal C-Band akan mengalami penurunan kualitas, ini dibuktikan dari hasil pengukuran yang telah dilakukan bahwa nilai parameter C/N dan BER pada Ku-Band lebih baik daripada nilai parameter C/N dan BER pada CBand.

  11. EDF-1 downregulates the CaM/Cn/NFAT signaling pathway during adipogenesis

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    López-Victorio, Carlos J.; Velez-delValle, Cristina; Beltrán-Langarica, Alicia [Department of Cell Biology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies-IPN, Apdo. Postal 14-740, México City 07000 (Mexico); Kuri-Harcuch, Walid, E-mail: walidkuri@gmail.com [Department of Cell Biology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies-IPN, Apdo. Postal 14-740, México City 07000 (Mexico)

    2013-03-01

    Highlights: ► EDF-1 participates early adipogenesis in 3T3F442A cells induced with Staurosporine/Dexamethasone. ► EDF-1 associates with CaM and Cn, most likely inactivating Cn. ► EDF-1/CaM complex seems to prevent NFATc1 activation by Cn. ► EDF-1 regulates the Cn/CaM/NFATc1 pathway during adipogenesis. ► EDF-1 may regulate the activation of Cn through a complex formation with CaM. - Abstract: The endothelial differentiation factor-1 (EDF-1) is a calmodulin binding protein that regulates calmodulin-dependent enzymes. In endothelial cells, this factor can form a protein complex with calmodulin. We analyzed the relationship between this factor and the members of calmodulin/calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NFAT) signaling pathway during adipogenesis of 3T3-F442A cells. We found that the expression of edf1 is upregulated during early adipogenesis, whereas that of calcineurin gene is lowered, suggesting that this pathway should be downregulated to allow for adipogenesis to occur. We also found that EDF-1 associates with calmodulin and calcineurin, most likely inactivating calcineurin. Our results showed that EDF-1 inactivates the calmodulin/calcineurin/NFAT pathway via sequestration of calmodulin, during early adipogenesis, and we propose a mechanism that negatively regulates the activation of calcineurin through a complex formation between EDF-1 and calmodulin. This finding raises the possibility that modulating this pathway might offer some alternatives to regulate adipose biology.

  12. Characterization of Thick and Thin Film SiCN for Pressure Sensing at High Temperatures

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    Rama B. Bhat

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Pressure measurement in high temperature environments is important in many applications to provide valuable information for performance studies. Information on pressure patterns is highly desirable for improving performance, condition monitoring and accurate prediction of the remaining life of systems that operate in extremely high temperature environments, such as gas turbine engines. A number of technologies have been recently investigated, however these technologies target specific applications and they are limited by the maximum operating temperature. Thick and thin films of SiCN can withstand high temperatures. SiCN is a polymer-derived ceramic with liquid phase polymer as its starting material. This provides the advantage that it can be molded to any shape. CERASET™ also yields itself for photolithography, with the addition of photo initiator 2, 2-Dimethoxy-2-phenyl-acetophenone (DMPA, thereby enabling photolithographical patterning of the pre-ceramic polymer using UV lithography. SiCN fabrication includes thermosetting, crosslinking and pyrolysis. The technology is still under investigation for stability and improved performance. This work presents the preparation of SiCN films to be used as the body of a sensor for pressure measurements in high temperature environments. The sensor employs the phenomenon of drag effect. The pressure sensor consists of a slender sensitive element and a thick blocking element. The dimensions and thickness of the films depend on the intended application of the sensors. Fabrication methods of SiCN ceramics both as thin (about 40–60 µm and thick (about 2–3 mm films for high temperature applications are discussed. In addition, the influence of thermosetting and annealing processes on mechanical properties is investigated.

  13. Characterization of Thick and Thin Film SiCN for Pressure Sensing at High Temperatures

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    Leo, Alfin; Andronenko, Sergey; Stiharu, Ion; Bhat, Rama B.

    2010-01-01

    Pressure measurement in high temperature environments is important in many applications to provide valuable information for performance studies. Information on pressure patterns is highly desirable for improving performance, condition monitoring and accurate prediction of the remaining life of systems that operate in extremely high temperature environments, such as gas turbine engines. A number of technologies have been recently investigated, however these technologies target specific applications and they are limited by the maximum operating temperature. Thick and thin films of SiCN can withstand high temperatures. SiCN is a polymer-derived ceramic with liquid phase polymer as its starting material. This provides the advantage that it can be molded to any shape. CERASET™ also yields itself for photolithography, with the addition of photo initiator 2, 2-Dimethoxy-2-phenyl-acetophenone (DMPA), thereby enabling photolithographical patterning of the pre-ceramic polymer using UV lithography. SiCN fabrication includes thermosetting, crosslinking and pyrolysis. The technology is still under investigation for stability and improved performance. This work presents the preparation of SiCN films to be used as the body of a sensor for pressure measurements in high temperature environments. The sensor employs the phenomenon of drag effect. The pressure sensor consists of a slender sensitive element and a thick blocking element. The dimensions and thickness of the films depend on the intended application of the sensors. Fabrication methods of SiCN ceramics both as thin (about 40–60 μm) and thick (about 2–3 mm) films for high temperature applications are discussed. In addition, the influence of thermosetting and annealing processes on mechanical properties is investigated. PMID:22205871

  14. Skew-closed categories

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    Street, Ross

    2012-01-01

    Spurred by the new examples found by Kornel Szlach\\'anyi of a form of lax monoidal category, the author felt the time ripe to publish a reworking of Eilenberg-Kelly's original paper on closed categories appropriate to the laxer context. The new examples are connected with bialgebroids. With Stephen Lack, we have also used the concept to give an alternative definition of quantum category and quantum groupoid. Szlach\\'anyi has called the lax notion {\\em skew monoidal}. This paper defines {\\em skew closed category}, proves Yoneda lemmas for categories enriched over such, and looks at closed cocompletion.

  15. 77 FR 62510 - C.N. Brown Electricity, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission C.N. Brown Electricity, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based... above-referenced proceeding, of C.N. Brown Electricity, LLC's application for market-based rate...

  16. C/N ratio control and substrate addition for periphyton development jointly enhance freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii production in ponds

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    Asaduzzaman, M.; Wahab, M.A.; Verdegem, M.C.J.; Huque, S.; Salam, M.A.; Azim, M.E.

    2008-01-01

    The present research investigated the effect of carbon/nitrogen ratio (C/N ratio) control in ponds with or without substrate addition for periphyton development on production of giant freshwater prawn. C/N ratios of 10, 15 and 20 were investigated in 40 m¿ 2 ponds stocked with 2 prawn juveniles (5.0

  17. Comparison of diffusivity data derived from electrochemical and NMR investigations of the SeCN¯/(SeCN)2/(SeCN)3¯ system in ionic liquids.

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    Solangi, Amber; Bond, Alan M; Burgar, Iko; Hollenkamp, Anthony F; Horne, Michael D; Rüther, Thomas; Zhao, Chuan

    2011-06-02

    Electrochemical studies in room temperature ionic liquids are often hampered by their relatively high viscosity. However, in some circumstances, fast exchange between participating electroactive species has provided beneficial enhancement of charge transport. The iodide (I¯)/iodine (I(2))/triiodide (I(3)¯) redox system that introduces exchange via the I¯ + I(2) ⇌ I(3)¯ process is a well documented example because it is used as a redox mediator in dye-sensitized solar cells. To provide enhanced understanding of ion movement in RTIL media, a combined electrochemical and NMR study of diffusion in the {SeCN¯-(SeCN)(2)-(SeCN)(3)¯} system has been undertaken in a selection of commonly used RTILs. In this system, each of the Se, C and N nuclei is NMR active. The electrochemical behavior of the pure ionic liquid, [C(4)mim][SeCN], which is synthesized and characterized here for the first time, also has been investigated. Voltammetric studies, which yield readily interpreted diffusion-limited responses under steady-state conditions by means of a Random Assembly of Microdisks (RAM) microelectrode array, have been used to measure electrochemically based diffusion coefficients, while self-diffusion coefficients were measured by pulsed field gradient NMR methods. The diffusivity data, derived from concentration and field gradients respectively, are in good agreement. The NMR data reveal that exchange processes occur between selenocyanate species, but the voltammetric data show the rates of exchange are too slow to enhance charge transfer. Thus, a comparison of the iodide and selenocyanate systems is somewhat paradoxical in that while the latter give RTILs of low viscosity, sluggish exchange kinetics prevent any significant enhancement of charge transfer through direct electron exchange. In contrast, faster exchange between iodide and its oxidation products leads to substantial electron exchange but this effect does not compensate sufficiently for mass transport

  18. Oxidized/reduced graphene nanoribbons facilitate charge transfer to the Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- redox couple and towards oxygen reduction

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    de Lima, Fábio; Maia, Gilberto

    2015-03-01

    This study investigated the synthesis of graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONRs) and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) from multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), and the behavior of thin films of MWCNTs, GONRs, and GNRs on a glassy carbon surface in the presence of two redox probes (Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- and O2) employing cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and hydrodynamic voltammetry (HV) as a simple procedure for characterizing these films. The feasibility of using these electrochemical techniques for this purpose opens up the possibility of applying them to biosensors and electrocatalysts using surface-supported MWCNT, GONR, and GNR materials. GNR1 resembles an internodal segment of bamboo cut lengthwise, with a shallow troughing at its center, while GNR2 resembles stacked ribbons, each ~16 nm wide, with points of structural damage and points of four-ribbon connection measuring 60 nm or wider, sufficiently catalytic for the oxygen reduction reaction to occur, unlike the other modified electrodes investigated in acidic, 0.1 M KH2PO4 (pH 7.0), and 0.1 M KOH solutions (HV results). Transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis were employed to characterize the MWCNTs, GONRs, and GNRs.This study investigated the synthesis of graphene oxide nanoribbons (GONRs) and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) from multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), and the behavior of thin films of MWCNTs, GONRs, and GNRs on a glassy carbon surface in the presence of two redox probes (Fe(CN)63-/Fe(CN)64- and O2) employing cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and hydrodynamic voltammetry (HV) as a simple procedure for characterizing these films. The feasibility of using these electrochemical techniques for this purpose opens up the possibility of applying them to biosensors and electrocatalysts using surface-supported MWCNT, GONR, and GNR materials. GNR1 resembles an internodal segment of bamboo cut lengthwise, with a shallow troughing at its

  19. Effects of Soil C/N Ratio on Apple Growth and Nitrogen Utilization,Residue and Loss

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    Shunfeng; GE; Yihua; REN; Ling; PENG; Haigang; XU; Mengmeng; JI; Shaochong; WEI; Yuanmao; JIANG

    2014-01-01

    Soil C /N ratio is an important influencing factor in soil nitrogen cycling. Two-year old apple trees( Borkh. cv. ‘Fuji’/Malus hupehensis) were used to understand the effect of soil C/N ratio [6. 52( CK),10,15,20,25,30,35 and 40]on apple growth and nitrogen utilization and loss by using15N trace technique. The results showed that,with the increasing of soil C/N ratio,apple shoot length and fresh weight increased at first,and then decreased; the higher apple shoot length and fresh weight appeared in C/N = 15,20 and 25 treatments,and there were no significant differences among these three treatments,but significantly higher than the other treatments. Statistical analysis revealed that there was significant difference in nitrogen utilization rate between the different treatments,the highest N utilization rate was occurred in soil C/N = 25 treatment which value was 22. 87%,and there was no significant difference between soil C/N = 25 and C/N = 20 treatments,but both the two treatments were significantly higher than the other treatments; Soil C/N = 40 had the lowest N utilization rate which value was 15. 43%,and this value was less than CK( 16. 65%). The proportion of plant absorption nitrogen from fertilizer was much higher when the value of soil C/N ratio in the range of 15- 25,but the percentage of plant absorption nitrogen from soil was much higher when the soil C/N ratio was too low( < 15) or high( < 25). Amount of residual nitrogen in soil increased gradually with the soil C/N ratio increasing,the amount of residual nitrogen in C/N = 40 treatment was 1. 32 times than that in CK. With the increasing of soil C/N ratio,fertilizer nitrogen loss decreased at first,and then increased,fertilizer nitrogen loss was the minimum in C/N = 25 treatments( 49. 87%) and the maximum were occurred in CK( 61. 54%). Therefore,regarding the apple growth and nitrogen balance situation,the value of soil C/N ratio in the range of 15- 25 would be favorable for apple growth and could

  20. Vibrational Analysis of the SiCN tilde{X} ^2Π System

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    Fukushima, Masaru; Ishiwata, Takashi

    2016-06-01

    The laser induced fluorescence ( LIF ) spectrum of the tilde{A} 2Δ - tilde{X} ^Π transition was obtained for SiCN generated by laser ablation under supersonic free jet expansion. The vibrational structure of the dispersed fluorescence ( DF ) spectra from single vibronic levels ( SVL's ) was analyzed by numerical diagonalization procedure, in which Renner-Teller ( R-T ), anhamonicity, spin-orbit ( SO ), Herzberg-Teller ( H-T ), Fermi, and Sears interactions have been considered, where the Sears resonance is a second-order interaction combined from SO and H-T interactions with Δ K = ±1, Δ Σ = ∓1, and Δ P = 0. Four vibronic levels, (01^10) ; μ ; Σ1/2(-), κ ; Σ1/2(+), (02^00) ; μ and κ ; Π1/2, are almost closed within the four basis functions by R-T and Sears interactions ( i.e. the four-by-four transformation matrix below is close to ortho-normal ); ( |(01^10) ; μ ; ^2Σ(-)rangle |(01^10) ; κ ; ^2Σ(+)rangle |(02^00) ; μ ; ^2Π1/2rangle |(02^00) ; κ ; ^2Π1/2rangle ) ( 0.9 & -0.4 & 0.0 & 0.0 0.4 & 0.8 & 0.3 & -0.2 0.2 & 0.4 & -0.8 & 0.4 0.0 & 0.0 & -0.5 & -0.8 ) ( | - rangle | +1/2 rangle ; | 0; 1, +1 rangle | + rangle | +1/2 rangle ; | 0; 1, -1 rangle | + rangle | -1/2 rangle ; | +1; 2, 0 rangle | - rangle | -1/2 rangle ; | +1; 2, +2 rangle ), where | Λ rangle | Σ rangle | K; v_2, l rangle = | - rangle | +1/2 rangle | 0; 1, +1 rangle etc. are basis functions of the vibronic Hamiltonian for the numerical diagonalization, and | Λ rangle, | Σ rangle, and | K; v_2, l rangle are basis functions of electronic, electron spin, and two dimensional harmonic oscillator, respectively. if0 The two levels, (01^10) ; κ ; Σ1/2(+) and (02^00) ; μ ; Π1/2, with Δ K = ±1 and Δ P = 0, show typical example of Sears resonance with an almost one-to-one mixing; ( |(01^10) ; κ ; ^2Σ(+)rangle |(02^00) ; μ ; ^2Π1/2rangle ) ( 0.8 & 0.3 0.4 & -0.8 ) ( | + rangle | +1/2 rangle ; | 0; 1, -1 rangle | + rangle | -1/2 rangle ; | +1; 2, 0 rangle ) ; + ; ( 0.4 & -0.2 0

  1. Closed Claim Query File

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    Social Security Administration — This file is used to hold information about disability claims that have been closed and have been selected for sampling.Sampling is the process whereby OQR reviews...

  2. Mitigation : Closed Basin Project

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The upcoming meeting on waterfowl mitigation for the Closed Basin Project will have several people talk about possible changes to the waterfowl mitigation program. A...

  3. Generation of pH-oscillations in closed chemical systems: method and applications.

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    Poros, Eszter; Horváth, Viktor; Kurin-Csörgei, Krisztina; Epstein, Irving R; Orbán, Miklós

    2011-05-11

    All pH-oscillators reported to date function only under open (flow reactor) conditions. We describe an approach to generating pH-oscillations in a closed system by starting from an open system pH-oscillator, finding semibatch conditions under which it oscillates with an inflow of a single reactant to an otherwise closed reactor containing the remaining components, and replacing this inflow with a layer of silica gel impregnated with the key reactant. We present data showing the successful application of this technique to the BrO(3)(-)-Mn(2+)-SO(3)(2-), IO(3)(-)-Fe(CN)(6)(4-)-SO(3)(2-), and BrO(3)(-)-Fe(CN)(6)(4-)-SO(3)(2-) systems. In all three cases, sulfite ion is the species that is replenished via dissolution from the gel layer.

  4. Lamb-dip spectroscopy of the C-N stretching band of methylamine by using frequency-tunable microwave sidebands of CO2 laser lines

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    Sun, Zhen-Dong; Qi, Shan-Dong; Lees, Ronald M.; Xu, Li-Hong

    2016-09-01

    Lamb-dip spectroscopy of the C-N stretching band of methylamine has been systematically extended to P-, Q-, and R-branch by using microwave sidebands of a large number of CO2 laser lines as frequency-tunable infrared sources in a sub-Doppler spectrometer. Lamb-dip signals of more than 150 spectral lines have been observed with a resolution of 0.4 MHz and their frequencies have been precisely measured with an accuracy of ±0.1 MHz. More than 30 closed combination loops have been formed, which unambiguously confirm the assignments. For over 150 vibrational excited levels in 27 substates, refined term values have been determined and expanded in J(J + 1) power-series to determine the substate origins and the effective rotational constants. For transitions with Aa torsion-inversion symmetry in torsional state υt = 0, 57 K-doublet lines displaying asymmetry splittings have been observed and the splitting constants for levels with K = 1, 2, and 3 in the excited states have been determined. Our results provide accurate experimental information for spectroscopic studies of the interesting vibrational perturbations and intermode interactions related to the C-N stretching mode, directly support astronomical surveys, and are very relevant in practice to identification and frequency determination of the CO2-laser-pumped far-infrared laser lines of methylamine.

  5. Solvent acting as a precursor: Synthesis of AgCN from AgNO{sub 3} in N, N-DMF solvent by laser ablation

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    Lee, Seulki; Jung, Hyeon Jin; Choi, Myong Yong [Gyeongsang National University, Jinju (Korea, Republic of); Choi, Hyun Chul [Dept. of Chemistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Yu Sik [Future Environmental Research Center, Korean Institute of Toxicology, Jinju (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-01-15

    Metal cyanides are of considerable interest owing to their commercial importance. For example, AuCN and AgCN are used in mining, electroplating, and photography. However, many typical methods for the synthesis of metal cyanides mostly use cyanide ions, toxic anions, and it can induce many health problems, especially in the vascular, visual, central nervous, cardiac, endocrine, and metabolic systems. It is known that 0.5–3.5 mg of cyanide/kg of body weight is fatal for humans. Thus, highly sensitive and selective detections of cyanide ions have been extensively studied for many years. In recent years, many studies have been actively conducted on the generation of metal nanoparticles or carbon compounds in organic solvents by a pulsed laser ablation in liquid (PLAL) method. There are several advantages of using this “simple and clean” synthesis, PLAL. One of them includes that the final product is usually obtained without any by-products, meaning that no further purification is needed and it is environmentally friendly. Other advantages are relatively low cost in the experimental setups and the experimental parameters can be easily controlled. Furthermore, the extremely confined conditions induced by PLAL, such as high temperature and pressure, favor the formation of unusual metastable phases. Thus, the synthesis of metastable materials, e.g., hexagonal close-packed Ni nanoparticles and anatase TiO2, has been accomplished easily compared with the conventional wet-chemical synthesis.

  6. Closed Loop Subspace Identification

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    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available A new three step closed loop subspace identifications algorithm based on an already existing algorithm and the Kalman filter properties is presented. The Kalman filter contains noise free states which implies that the states and innovation are uneorre lated. The idea is that a Kalman filter found by a good subspace identification algorithm will give an output which is sufficiently uncorrelated with the noise on the output of the actual process. Using feedback from the output of the estimated Kalman filter in the closed loop system a subspace identification algorithm can be used to estimate an unbiased model.

  7. Nitrogen Contents on Tribological Properties of Magnetron Sputtered SiCN Coatings

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    TIETUNSUN; Y.Q.FU; J.WEI; H.J.DU

    2004-01-01

    Silicon carbonitride (SiCN) coatings were deposited on silicon and tungsten carbide substrates by co-sputtering silicon and carbon in argon and nitrogen mixture atmosphere using magnetron-sputtering system. The effect of the N2 concentration, RF substrate bias voltage and target current on film deposition rate, roughness, adhesion, mechanical and tribological properties of coatings were investigated. The deposition rate was found to increase with the increasing nitrogen concentration. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis showed that high nitrogen concentration in the nitrogen-argon gas mixture enhanced the incorporation of C and N but reduced the incorporation of Si. SiCN coatings have good tribological properties at a N2 concentration of approximately 60%.

  8. Oxygen promotes biofilm formation of Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 through a diguanylate cyclase and an adhesin.

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    Wu, Chao; Cheng, Yuan-Yuan; Yin, Hao; Song, Xiang-Ning; Li, Wen-Wei; Zhou, Xian-Xuan; Zhao, Li-Ping; Tian, Li-Jiao; Han, Jun-Cheng; Yu, Han-Qing

    2013-01-01

    Although oxygen has been reported to regulate biofilm formation by several Shewanella species, the exact regulatory mechanism mostly remains unclear. Here, we identify a direct oxygen-sensing diguanylate cyclase (DosD) and reveal its regulatory role in biofilm formation by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 under aerobic conditions. In vitro and in vivo analyses revealed that the activity of DosD culminates to synthesis of cyclic diguanylate (c-di-GMP) in the presence of oxygen. DosD regulates the transcription of bpfA operon which encodes seven proteins including a large repetitive adhesin BpfA and its cognate type I secretion system (TISS). Regulation of DosD in aerobic biofilms is heavily dependent on an adhesin BpfA and the TISS. This study offers an insight into the molecular mechanism of oxygen-stimulated biofilm formation by S. putrefaciens CN32.

  9. Heat production in growing pigs calculated according to the RQ and CN methods

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    Christensen, K; Chwalibog, André; Henckel, S;

    1988-01-01

    the difference. 6. In pigs receiving a cereal based diet, HE(RQ) may be expected to give 3-4% higher values than HE(CN), but in case easily available carbohydrates (glucose, sucrose) or high-fibre diets are provided, the differences may be larger. 7. Both methods were carried out with similar accuracy......-balances in general were overestimated due to losses in excreta. 5. The difference between HE(RQ) and HE(CN) was not constant. It was smallest when fat synthesis and fat deposition were low (2-3.5%) and greatest when fat synthesis and fat deposition were high (7-9%). The presence of dietary fatty acids may affect...

  10. Nitrogen Contents on Tribological Properties of Magnetron Sputtered SiCN Coatings

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    TIETUN SUN; Y.Q. FU; J. WEI; H. J. DU

    2004-01-01

    Silicon carbonitride (SiCN) coatings were deposited on silicon and tungsten carbide substrates by co-sputtering silicon and carbon in argon and nitrogen mixture atmosphere using magnetron-sputtering system. The effect of the N2concentration, RF substrate bias voltage and target current on film deposition rate, roughness, adhesion, mechanical and tribological properties of coatings were investigated. The deposition rate was found to increase with the increasing nitrogen concentration. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis showed that high nitrogen concentration in the nitrogen-argon gas mixture enhanced the incorporation of C and N but reduced the incorporation of Si. SiCN coatings have good tribological properties at a N2 concentration of approximately 60%.

  11. Electrochemical Catalysis of Inorganic Complex K4[Fe(CN)6] by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

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    Zheng, Zhiyong; Wu, Ranran; Xiao, Yong

    to the redox proteins localized to the outer-membrane, for example, the MtrC, MtrB,MtrA and CymA2. Here we investigate its electrochemical properties towards redox inorganic redox compounds. It shows strong electrocatalysis toward electrochemical oxidation of K4[Fe(CN)6]. As a redox molecule, K4[Fe(CN)6] gives...... on the selectivity and electrocatalysis mechanisms of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 are under investigation. The ability of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to catalyze redox action of inorganic metal complex compounds will provide an insight on metal cycles in nature....... disappearance of the cathodic peak and strengthen of the anodic peak, which is a typical catalysis feature of electrochemical oxidation. Further experiments show that Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 does not give such electrocatalysis to redox compounds such as Ru[(NH3)6]Cl3 and Resorufin. Systematic study...

  12. First direct measurement of 12C(12C,n23Mg at stellar energies

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Neutrons produced by the carbon fusion reaction 12C(12C,n23Mg play an important role in stellar nucleosynthesis. Past studies have shown large discrepancies between experimental data and theory, leading to an uncertain cross section extrapolation at astrophysical energies. We present the first direct measurement which extends deep into the astrophysical energy range along with a new and improved extrapolation technique based on experimental data from the mirror reaction 12C(12C,p23Na. The new reaction rate has been determined with a well-defined uncertainty which exceeds the precision required by astrophysics models. Using our constrained rate, we find that 12C(12C,n23Mg is crucial to the production of Na and Al in Pop-III Pair Instability Supernovae.

  13. Four Quark cn - nbar cbar States in U(12)-Scheme and X(3872)/Y(3940)

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    Ishida, M; Maeda, T; Ishida, Muneyuki; Ishida, Shin; Maeda, Tomohito

    2005-01-01

    The properties of four quark cn - nbar cbar states are investigated as cn di-quark and nbar cbar di-antiquark system in U(12)-classification scheme of hadrons, recently proposed by us. We consider the negative-parity di-quark and di-antiquark in ground states, which form with the ordinary positive-parity ones the respective linear representations of chiral symmetry. The masses and widths of ground-states are predicted by using Joint Spring Quark Model, and the observed properties of X(3872) and Y(3940) are consistent, respectively, with those of the JPC=1++ and 2++ states from the negative-parity di-quark and di-antiquark. Their narrow-widths are explained from a kind of conservation law, called rho3-line rule. The properties of ground-state cs - sbar cbar system are also predicted in this scheme.

  14. Structure and property relationships of amorphous CN sub x a joint experimental and theoretical study

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    Santos, M C D

    2000-01-01

    Amorphous CN sub x and CN sub x :H have been prepared by the ion beam assisted deposition technique. Samples were characterized through X-ray and UV photoemission, IR absorption and Raman spectroscopies. These spectra have been interpreted with the aid of quantum chemical calculations based upon the Hartree-Fock theory on several molecular models. The understanding of the electronic and structural properties of the amorphous alloy as a function of nitrogen content could help in the task of synthesizing the metastable silicon-nitride like-phase beta-C sub 3 N sub 4 , a solid which has been predicted to be as hard as diamond. The physical picture emerging from the present study helps to clarify the difficulties in obtaining the crystalline phase of the material, suggesting new experimental directions for syntheses.

  15. Feasibility of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier spectroscopy (DRIFTS) to quantify iron-cyanide (Fe-CN) complexes in soil

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    Sut-Lohmann, Magdalena; Raab, Thomas

    2017-04-01

    Contaminated sites create a significant risk to human health, by poisoning drinking water, soil, air and as a consequence food. Continuous release of persistent iron-cyanide (Fe-CN) complexes from various industrial sources poses a high hazard to the environment and indicates the necessity to analyze considerable amount of samples. At the present time quantitative determination of Fe-CN concentration in soil usually requires a time consuming two step process: digestion of the sample (e.g., micro distillation system) and its analytical detection performed, e.g., by automated spectrophotometrical flow injection analysis (FIA). In order to determine the feasibility of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier spectroscopy (DRIFTS) to quantify the Fe-CN complexes in soil matrix, 42 soil samples were collected (8 to 12.520 mg kg-1CN) indicating single symmetrical CN band in the range 2092 - 2084 cm-1. Partial least squares (PLS) calibration-validation model revealed IR response to CNtot exceeding 1268 mg kg-1 (limit of detection, LOD). Subsequently, leave-one-out cross-validation (LOO-CV) was performed on soil samples containing low CNtot (900 mg kg-1 resulted in LOD equal to 3494 mg kg-1. Our results indicate that spectroscopic data in combination with PLS statistics can efficiently be used to predict Fe-CN concentrations in soil. We conclude that the protocol applied in this study can strongly reduce the time and costs essential for the spatial and vertical screening of the site affected by complexed Fe-CN.

  16. Collisional metastability of high rotational states of CN(X 2Σ +, ? = 0)

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    Hay, S.; Shokoohi, F.; Callister, S.; Wittig, C.

    1985-07-01

    CN(X 2Σ +, v'' = 0) high rotational states relax slowly via 300 K collisions with Ar and Kr. Relaxation decreases with increasing rotation, and the partially relaxed distributions are bimodal, with low N'' thermalized (300 K), and N'' = 80 unrelaxed after 1000 collisions. Relaxation by N 2, CO, and Xe is similar to Ar and Kr, but more efficient. He and NO remove many quanta in a single collision.

  17. Synthesis of azoaromatic dyes via redox driven C-N bond fusion.

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    Sinan, Mominul; Panda, Manashi; Banerjee, Priyabrata; Shinisha, C B; Sunoj, Raghavan B; Goswami, Sreebrata

    2009-08-06

    Two novel organic azo-dyes (2(+)) that feature an intense intramolecular charge transfer transition with end absorption reaching into the NIR region are introduced. Syntheses of these compounds were achieved by an unusual redox-driven C-N bond fusion of the tricyclo azo-aromatic compounds (1(+)). The compounds show reversible electro- as well as proton chromism. The results have generated further scope of research in the area of designed syntheses of functional azoaromatics.

  18. Identification of the c(10×6)-CN/Cu(001) surface structure

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    Shuttleworth, I.G.

    2014-12-01

    © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A systematic survey of all possible c(10 x 6)-CN/Cu(0 0 1) structures has been performed using density functional theory (DFT). A group of four preferred structures is presented with one of the structures identified as optimal. An analysis of the bonding within the optimal structure has shown that a significant localisation of the surface Cu 4s bonds occurs in the saturated system.

  19. Vector-Valued Dirichlet-Type Functions on the Unit Ball of Cn

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    LI Ying-kui; LIU Pei-de

    2005-01-01

    The vector-valued Dirichlet-type spaces on the unit ball of Cn is introduced. We discuss the pointwise multipliers of Dirichlet-type spaces. Sufficient conditions of the pointwise multipliers of D2μ for 0≤μ<2 if n=1 or D2μ,q for 0<μ<1 if n≥2 are given. Finally, Rademacher p-type space is characterized by vector-valued sequence spaces.

  20. EXTENDED CES(A)RO OPERATORS ON THE BLOCH SPACE IN THE UNIT BALL OF Cn

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    2003-01-01

    The paper defines an extended Cesàro operator Tg with holomorphic symbolg in the unit ball B of Cn asWhere g(z)= ∑j=1∑n zj g/ zj is the radial derivative of g. In this paper, the author characterizes g for which Tg is bounded (or compact) on the Bloch spaceB and the little Blochspace B0.

  1. Effect of Potassium and C/N Ratios on Conversion of NH+4 in Soils

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    TANG Yan; WANG Xiao-Zhi; ZHAO Hai-Tao; FENG Ke

    2008-01-01

    Two soils, one consisting of 1:1 clay minerals at pH 4.5 and the other containing 2:1 clay minerals at pH 7.0, were used to estimate the conversion of added NH+4 under different C/N ratios (glucose as the C source) and the addition of potassium. Under lower C/N ratios (0:1 and 5:1), a large part of the added NH+4 in the acid soil was held in the forms of either exchangeable or water soluble NH+4 for a relatively long time and under higher C/N ratio (50:1), a large amount of the added NH+4 was directly immobilized by microorganisms. In the second soil containing appreciable 2:1 type clay minerals a large part of the added NH+4 at first quickly entered the interlayer of the minerals under both lower and higher C/N ratios. In second condition, however, owing to microbial assimilation stimulated by glucose the newly fixed NH+4 could be completely released in further incubation because of a large concentration gradicnt between external NH+4 and fixed NH+4 in the mineral interlayer caused by heterotrophic microorganisms, which imply the fixed NH+4 to be available to plants. The results also showed that if a large amount of K+ with carbon source together was added to soil, the higher K+ concentration of soil solution could impede the release of fixed NH+4, even if there was a lot of carbon source.

  2. Beyond the SCS-CN method: A theoretical framework for spatially lumped rainfall-runoff response

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    Bartlett, M. S.; Parolari, A. J.; McDonnell, J. J.; Porporato, A.

    2016-06-01

    Since its introduction in 1954, the Soil Conservation Service curve number (SCS-CN) method has become the standard tool, in practice, for estimating an event-based rainfall-runoff response. However, because of its empirical origins, the SCS-CN method is restricted to certain geographic regions and land use types. Moreover, it does not describe the spatial variability of runoff. To move beyond these limitations, we present a new theoretical framework for spatially lumped, event-based rainfall-runoff modeling. In this framework, we describe the spatially lumped runoff model as a point description of runoff that is upscaled to a watershed area based on probability distributions that are representative of watershed heterogeneities. The framework accommodates different runoff concepts and distributions of heterogeneities, and in doing so, it provides an implicit spatial description of runoff variability. Heterogeneity in storage capacity and soil moisture are the basis for upscaling a point runoff response and linking ecohydrological processes to runoff modeling. For the framework, we consider two different runoff responses for fractions of the watershed area: "prethreshold" and "threshold-excess" runoff. These occur before and after infiltration exceeds a storage capacity threshold. Our application of the framework results in a new model (called SCS-CNx) that extends the SCS-CN method with the prethreshold and threshold-excess runoff mechanisms and an implicit spatial description of runoff. We show proof of concept in four forested watersheds and further that the resulting model may better represent geographic regions and site types that previously have been beyond the scope of the traditional SCS-CN method.

  3. Laboratory Detections of Cyanothioformaldehyde (hcscn) and Mercaptoacetonitrile (HSCH_2CN) by Cp-Ftmw Spectroscopy

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    Zaleski, Daniel P.; Neill, Justin L.; Muckle, Matt T.; Seifert, Nathan A.; Steber, Amanda A.; Harris, Brent J.; Pate, Brooks H.; Lattanzi, Valerio; McCarthy, Michael; Remijan, Anthony J.

    2012-06-01

    We have previously reported results for reaction product screening of potential interstellar molecules using broadband rotational spectroscopy. This approach was applied to the reaction products created in an electrical discharge of CH_3CN and H_2S. By screening the product mixture with molecular rotational spectroscopy it is possible to directly compare laboratory and observatory surveys to identify overlapping transitions. Also, as the product molecules are identified, it becomes possible to propose the formation mechanism in the experiment and use this chemical insight to propose new candidate products. For the electrical discharge chemistry of CH_3CN and H_2S radical-radical recombination reactions followed by elimination of molecular hydrogen were inferred to be important and has led to the laboratory identification of additional products - HCSCN and HSCH_2CN. A previous mm-wave study of HCSCN motivated by its possibility as an interstellar species reported a pure rotational spectrum different form the one we obtain. A Kraitchman substitution structure confirms the assignment of our spectrum to HCSCN. Possible causes for the discrepancy in microwave and mm-wave rotational spectroscopy results will be discussed. The HSCH_2CN rotational spectrum shows two low-lying torsional levels that can interact through proton tunneling as is observed in the structurally similar propargyl alcohol. The design of a 40-60 GHz CP-FTMW, used to aid in the laboratory analysis of HCSCN, is also briefly presented. D.P. Zaleski et al. 66th OSU ISMS: WF01. M. Bogey et al. JACS, 111, (1989), 7399.

  4. Improvement of the integration of Soil Moisture Accounting into the NRCS-CN model

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    Durán-Barroso, Pablo; González, Javier; Valdés, Juan B.

    2016-11-01

    Rainfall-runoff quantification is one of the most important tasks in both engineering and watershed management as it allows the identification, forecast and explanation of the watershed response. This non-linear process depends on the watershed antecedent conditions, which are commonly related to the initial soil moisture content. Although several studies have highlighted the relevance of soil moisture measures to improve flood modelling, the discussion is still open in the literature about the approach to use in lumped model. The integration of these previous conditions in the widely used rainfall-runoff models NRCS-CN (e.g. National Resources Conservation Service - Curve Number model) could be handled in two ways: using the Antecedent Precipitation Index (API) concept to modify the model parameter; or alternatively, using a Soil Moisture Accounting (SMA) procedure into the NRCS-CN, being the soil moisture a state variable. For this second option, the state variable does not have a direct physical representation. This make difficult the estimation of the initial soil moisture store level. This paper presents a new formulation that overcomes such issue, the rainfall-runoff model called RSSa. Its suitability is evaluated by comparing the RSSa model with the original NRCS-CN model and alternatives SMA procedures in 12 watersheds located in six different countries, with different climatic conditions, from Mediterranean to Semi-arid regions. The analysis shows that the new model, RSSa, performs better when compared with previously proposed CN-based models. Finally, an assessment is made of the influence of the soil moisture parameter for each watershed and the relative weight of scale effects over model parameterization.

  5. Pseudopotential Density-Functional Calculations for Structures of Small Carbon Clusters CN (N = 2~8)

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    BAI Yu-Lin; CHEN Xiang-Rong; YANG Xiang-Dong; LU Peng-Fei

    2004-01-01

    We introduce a first-principles density-functional theory, i.e. the finite-difference pseudopotential densityfunctional theory in real space and the Langevin molecular dynamics annealing technique, to the descriptions of structures and some properties of small carbon clusters (CN, N = 2 ~ 8). It is shown that the odd-numbered clusters have linear structures and most of the even-numbered clusters prefer cyclic structures.

  6. Optimal C:N ratio for the production of red pigments by Monascus ruber.

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    Said, Farhan M; Brooks, John; Chisti, Yusuf

    2014-09-01

    The carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio in the biomass of microfungi tends to be quite different (e.g. 10-15) compared with the C:N ratio in the red pigments (e.g. >20) of the fungus Monascus ruber. Therefore, determining an optimal C:N ratio in the culture medium for maximizing the production of the pigments is important. A culture medium composition is established for maximizing the production of the red pigment by the fungus M. ruber ICMP 15220 in submerged culture. The highest volumetric productivity of the red pigment was 0.023 AU L(-1) h(-1) in a batch culture (30 °C, initial pH of 6.5) with a defined medium of the following composition (g L(-1)): glucose (10), monosodium glutamate (MSG) (10), MgSO4·7H2O (0.5), KH2PO4 (5), K2HPO4 (5), ZnSO4·7H2O (0.01), FeSO4·7H2O (0.01), CaCl2 (0.1), MnSO4·H2O (0.03). This medium formulation had a C:N mole ratio of 9:1. Under these conditions, the specific growth rate of the fungus was 0.043 h(-1) and the peak biomass concentration was 6.7 g L(-1) in a 7-day culture. The biomass specific productivity of the red pigment was 1.06 AU g(-1) h(-1). The best nitrogen source proved to be MSG although four other inorganic nitrogen sources were evaluated.

  7. First on-sky results of the CO-SLIDAR Cn2 profiler

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    Voyez, Juliette; Conan, Jean-Marc; Mugnier, Laurent M; Samain, Etienne; Ziad, Aziz

    2014-01-01

    COupled SLope and scIntillation Detection And Ranging (CO-SLIDAR) is a recent profiling method of the vertical distribution of atmospheric turbulence strength ($C_n^2$ profile). It takes advantage of correlations of slopes and of scintillation, both measured with a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor on a binary star. In this paper, we present the improved CO-SLIDAR reconstruction method of the $C_n^2$ profile and the first on-sky results of the CO-SLIDAR profiler. We examine CO-SLIDAR latest performance in simulation, taking into account the detection noise bias and estimating error bars along with the turbulence profile. The estimated $C_n^2$ profiles demonstrate the accuracy of the CO-SLIDAR method, showing sensitivity to both low and high altitude turbulent layers. CO-SLIDAR is tested on-sky for the first time, on the $1.5$~m MeO (M\\'etrologie Optique) telescope at Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France). The reconstructed profiles are compared to turbulence profiles estimated from meteorological data and a g...

  8. Supramolecular architecture based on [Fe(CN)6]3- metallotectons and melaminium synthons

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    Krichen, Firas; Walha, Siwar; Lhoste, Jérôme; Bulou, Alain; Kabadou, Ahlem; Goutenoire, François

    2017-10-01

    Assembly involving [Fe(CN)6]3- metallotectons as building units and melaminium organic cation has been envisioned in order to elaborate a hybrid supramolecular based on ionic H-bonds with formula {(H-mel)4[Fe(CN)6]Cl} (H-mel+: melaminium cation). The compound has been prepared by diffusion method and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, EDX analysis, and Raman-IR spectroscopies with assignment from ab initio calculations. The melaminium exhibit self cationic coupling with cyclic hydrogen bonds to give a one dimensional {[H-mel]+}∝ synthon. Therefore, these cationic ribbons are inter-linked via hydrogen bonds by the anionic tectons [Fe(CN)6]3- and chlorine anion resulting on a 3D network. Molecular hirshfeld surfaces revealed that the crystal structure has been supported mainly by Nsbnd H⋯N and Nsbnd H⋯Cl intermolecular Hydrogen bonds and by favoured C⋯C and C⋯N weak interactions.

  9. Cn-AMP2 from green coconut water is an anionic anticancer peptide.

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    Prabhu, Saurabh; Dennison, Sarah R; Mura, Manuela; Lea, Robert W; Snape, Timothy J; Harris, Frederick

    2014-12-01

    Globally, death due to cancers is likely to rise to over 20 million by 2030, which has created an urgent need for novel approaches to anticancer therapies such as the development of host defence peptides. Cn-AMP2 (TESYFVFSVGM), an anionic host defence peptide from green coconut water of the plant Cocos nucifera, showed anti-proliferative activity against the 1321N1 and U87MG human glioma cell lines with IC50 values of 1.25 and 1.85 mM, respectively. The membrane interactive form of the peptide was found to be an extended conformation, which primarily included β-type structures (levels > 45%) and random coil architecture (levels > 45%). On the basis of these and other data, it is suggested that the short anionic N-terminal sequence (TES) of Cn-AMP2 interacts with positively charged moieties in the cancer cell membrane. Concomitantly, the long hydrophobic C-terminal sequence (YFVFSVGM) of the peptide penetrates the membrane core region, thereby driving the translocation of Cn-AMP2 across the cancer cell membrane to attack intracellular targets and induce anti-proliferative mechanisms. This work is the first to demonstrate that anionic host defence peptides have activity against human glioblastoma, which potentially provides an untapped source of lead compounds for development as novel agents in the treatment of these and other cancers.

  10. Characterization of NCAM expression and function in BT4C and BT4Cn glioma cells

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    The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion. Therefore, we have studied NCAM expression in the glioma cell lines BT4C and BT4Cn. We demonstrate that the 2 cell lines differ in their metastatic ability; while BT4C cells have a very low capacity for produc...... lines thus constitute an important new model system for the study of tumor invasion and metastasis and of the role of cell adhesion molecules in these processes.......The neural cell adhesion molecule, NCAM, plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion. Therefore, we have studied NCAM expression in the glioma cell lines BT4C and BT4Cn. We demonstrate that the 2 cell lines differ in their metastatic ability; while BT4C cells have a very low capacity...... for producing experimental metastases, that of BT4Cn cells is high. In BT4C cells NCAM is synthesized as 4 polypeptides with Mr's of 190,000, 140,000, 115,000 and 97,000. The 140,000, 115,000 and 97,000 polypeptides are glycosylated and for the 140,000 and 115,000 polypeptides sulfatation is observed...

  11. CN-GELFrEE - Clear Native Gel-eluted Liquid Fraction Entrapment Electrophoresis.

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    Melani, Rafael D; Seckler, Henrique S; Skinner, Owen S; Do Vale, Luis H F; Catherman, Adam D; Havugimana, Pierre C; Valle de Sousa, Marcelo; Domont, Gilberto B; Kelleher, Neil L; Compton, Philip D

    2016-02-29

    Protein complexes perform an array of crucial cellular functions. Elucidating their non-covalent interactions and dynamics is paramount for understanding the role of complexes in biological systems. While the direct characterization of biomolecular assemblies has become increasingly important in recent years, native fractionation techniques that are compatible with downstream analysis techniques, including mass spectrometry, are necessary to further expand these studies. Nevertheless, the field lacks a high-throughput, wide-range, high-recovery separation method for native protein assemblies. Here, we present clear native gel-eluted liquid fraction entrapment electrophoresis (CN-GELFrEE), which is a novel separation modality for non-covalent protein assemblies. CN-GELFrEE separation performance was demonstrated by fractionating complexes extracted from mouse heart. Fractions were collected over 2 hr and displayed discrete bands ranging from ~30 to 500 kDa. A consistent pattern of increasing molecular weight bandwidths was observed, each ranging ~100 kDa. Further, subsequent reanalysis of native fractions via SDS-PAGE showed molecular-weight shifts consistent with the denaturation of protein complexes. Therefore, CN-GELFrEE was proved to offer the ability to perform high-resolution and high-recovery native separations on protein complexes from a large molecular weight range, providing fractions that are compatible with downstream protein analyses.

  12. Pd Close Coupled Catalyst

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    Zhong Hua SHI; Mao Chu GONG; Yao Qiang CHEN

    2006-01-01

    A catalyst comprised novel high surface area alumina support was prepared to control emission of automobiles. The results showed that prepared catalyst could satisfy the requirements of a high performance close coupled catalyst for its good catalytic activity at low temperature and good stability at high temperature.

  13. Strengthening and Toughening Effect of Yttrium on Al2O3/TiCN Ceramic Tool Material

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    2000-01-01

    The strengthening and toughening effect of yttrium on an advanced Al2O3/TiCN ceramic tool material was studied by means of SEM, TEM and energy spectrum analysis. Results showed that yttrium can react with the impurity elements such as W, Fe, Cr, etc. Thus, the interfaces between ceramic phases are purified and the interfacial binding strength is increased. As a result, the mechanical properties of the Al2O3/TiCN ceramic tool material reinforced with yttrium are improved significantly. In addition, the effect of yttrium on particle strengthening of the solid solution TiCN may partly contribute to the improvement of the mechanical properties.

  14. On closed weak supplemented modules

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    ZENG Qing-yi; SHI Mei-hua

    2006-01-01

    A module M is called closed weak supplemented if for any closed submodule N of M, there is a submodule K of M such that M=K+N and K(c)N<<M. Any direct summand of closed weak supplemented module is also closed weak supplemented.Any nonsingular image of closed weak supplemented module is closed weak supplemented. Nonsingular V-rings in which all nonsingular modules are closed weak supplemented are characterized in Section 4.

  15. Syntheses, Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Crystal Structure Determination from X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data of Alkaline Earth Dicyanamides M[N(CN)

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    Juergens, Barbara; Irran, Elisabeth; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2001-03-01

    The alkaline earth dicyanamides Mg[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, Ca[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, Sr[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, and Ba[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2} were synthesized by ion exchange using Na[N(CN){sub 2}] and the respective nitrates or bromides as starting materials. The crystal structures were determined from X-ray powder diffractometry: Mg[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, Pnnm, Z=2, a=617.14(3), b=716.97(3), and c=740.35(5) pm; Ca[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2} and Sr[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, C2/c, Z=4; Ca[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, a=1244.55(3), b=607.97(1), and c=789.81(1) pm, {beta}=98.864(2){degree}; Sr[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, a=1279.63(2), b=624.756(8), and c=817.56(1) pm, {beta}=99.787(1){degree}; Ba[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}, Pnma, Z=4, a=1368.68(7), b=429.07(7), and c=1226.26(2) pm. The dicyanamides consist of the respective alkaline earth cations and bent planar [N(CN){sub 2}]{sup -} ions. The structural features were correlated with vibrational spectroscopic data. The thermal behavior was studied by thermoanalytical experiments.

  16. Semi-Classical Dynamics Studies of the Photodissociation of ICN^{-} and BrCN^{-}

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    Opoku-Agyeman, Bernice; McCoy, Anne B.

    2017-06-01

    We present the results of surface hopping studies of the photodissociation of ICN^{-} and BrCN^{-} following UV and visible excitations to states that can dissociate to X^{-} + CN or X^{*} + CN^{-} (X = I or Br). Based on previous quantum dynamics studies carried out on the anions, the electronic states that are accessed by the initial UV or visible excitation were found to be coupled, and both photoproducts were observed in the dissociation process. The calculated branching ratios indicated stronger non-adiabatic interactions between the adiabatic electronic states in BrCN^{-} than in ICN^{-}. In this work, we employ Tully's surface hopping algorithm implemented in classical dynamics simulations to investigate the fragmentation processes of these anions. We calculate the branching ratios and the partitioning of the energies among the various degrees of freedom during the dynamics. The results of the surface hopping algorithm are then compared to the reported quantum dynamics results after which the surface hopping approach can then be applied to investigate the dynamics of argon clusters of the ICN^{-} and BrCN^{-}. In addition to comparison between the quantum and classical dynamics calculations, preliminary results for the semi-classical calculations on the ICN^{-} show that during the dissociation process, some of the anions live longer than others. Once the anions are solvated, we expect the presence of the argon atoms to stabilize the complexes as reported in previous work, resulting in longer lifetimes. Since experimental studies carried out on the solvated anions show the existence of recombined products even for clusters as small as ICN^{-}(Ar) or ICN^{-}(Ar)_2, when the clusters are initially excited with visible or UV radiations, respectively,^{b c} the observations of these long-lived anions provide a step towards understanding the dynamics processes that lead to the recombined products in the clusters. B. Opoku-Agyeman, A. S. Case, J. H. Lehman, W

  17. Full characterization of the Cu-, Zn-, and Cd-binding properties of CnMT1 and CnMT2, two metallothioneins of the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans acting as virulence factors

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    Palacios, Òscar; Espart, Anna; Espín, Jordi; Ding, Chen; Thiele, Dennis J.; Atrian, Sílvia; Capdevila, Mercè

    2014-01-01

    We report here the full characterization of the metal binding abilities of CnMT1 and CnMT2, two Cryptococcus neoformans proteins recently identified as metallothioneins (MTs), which have been shown to perform a crucial role for the virulence and pathogenicity of this human-infecting fungus. In this work, we first performed a thorough in silico study of the CnMT1 and CnMT2 genes, cDNAs and corresponding encoded products. Subsequently, the Zn(II)-, Cd(II)- and Cu(I) binding abilities of both proteins were fully determined through the analysis of the metal-to-protein stoichiometries and the structural features (determined by ESI-MS, CD, ICP-AES and UV-vis spectroscopies) of the corresponding recombinant Zn-, Cd- and Cu-MT preparations synthesized in metal-enriched media. Finally, the analysis of the Zn/Cd and Zn/Cu replacement processes undertaken by the respective Zn-MT complexes when allowed to react with Cd(II) or Cu(I) aqueous solutions completed the analysis. Comprehensive consideration of all gathered results allow us to consider both isoforms as genuine copper-thioneins, and led to the identification of unprecedented Cu5-core clusters in MTs. CnMT1 and CnMT2 polypeptides appear as evolutionary related to the small fungal MTs, probably by ancient tandem-duplication events responding to a high selective pressure to chelate copper, and far from the properties of Zn- and Cd-thioneins. Finally, we propose a modular structure of the Cu-CnMT1 and Cu-CnMT2 complexes basically built on the three and five-fold presence of 7-Cys units, each one yielding a Cu5-core cluster. PMID:24317230

  18. Condensed-phase effects on the structural properties of FCH2CN-BF3 and ClCH2CN-BF3: a matrix-isolation and computational study.

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    Buchberger, Amanda R; Danforth, Samuel J; Bloomgren, Kaitlin M; Rohde, John A; Smith, Elizabeth L; Gardener, Colin C A; Phillips, James A

    2013-10-01

    We have measured several IR bands of FCH2CN-BF3 and ClCH2CN-BF3 in solid nitrogen, argon, and neon. These bands include the B-F asymmetric stretch (νBF(a)), the B-F symmetric stretch (νBF(s)), the BF3 symmetric deformation or "umbrella" mode (δBF(s)), and the CN stretch (νCN). For both complexes, the frequencies of these modes shift across the various media, particularly the B-F asymmetric stretching band, and thus they indicate that the inert gas matrix environments significantly alter the structural properties of FCH2CN-BF3 and ClCH2CN-BF3. Furthermore, the frequencies shift in a manner that parallels the dielectric constant of these media, which suggests a progressive contraction of the B-N distances in these systems and also that it parallels the ability of the medium to stabilize the increase in polarity that accompanies the bond contraction. We have also mapped the B-N distance potentials for FCH2CN-BF3 and ClCH2CN-BF3 using several density functional and post-Hartree-Fock methods, all of which reveal a flat, shelflike region that extends from the gas-phase minimum (near 2.4 Å) toward the inner wall (to about 1.7 Å). Furthermore, we were able to rationalize the medium effects on the structure by constructing hybrid bond potentials composed of the electrostatic component of the solvation free energy and the gas-phase electronic energy. These curves indicate that the solvation energies are greatest at short B-N distances (at which the complex is more polar), and ultimately, the potential minima shift inward as the dielectric constant of the medium increases.

  19. Closing global material loops

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    Prosman, Ernst-Jan; Wæhrens, Brian Vejrum; Liotta, Giacomo

    2017-01-01

    Replacing virgin materials with waste materials, a practice known as Industrial Symbiosis (IS), has been identified as a key strategy for closing material loops. This article adopts a critical view on geographic proximity and external coordinators – two key enablers of IS. By ‘uncovering’ a case...... where both enablers are absent, this study seeks to explore firm-level challenges of IS. We adopt an exploratory case study approach at a cement manufacturer who engages in cross-border IS without the support of external coordinators. Our research presents insights into two key areas of IS: 1) setting...... for geographic proximity and external coordinators. In doing so, our insights into firm-level challenges of long-distance IS exchanges contribute to closing global material loops by increasing the number of potential circular pathways....

  20. Statistical universal branching ratios for cosmic ray dissociation, photodissociation, and dissociative recombination of the C(n=2-10), C(n=2-4)H and C3H2 neutral and cationic species

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    Chabot, M; Beroff, K; Pino, T; Padellec, A Le; Desequelles, P; Martinet, G; Nguyen-Thi, V O; Carpentier, Y; Petit, F Le; Roueff, E; Wakelam, V

    2010-01-01

    Fragmentation branching ratios of electronically excited molecular species are of first importance for the modeling of gas phase interstellar chemistry. Despite experimental and theoretical efforts that have been done during the last two decades there is still a strong lack of detailed information on those quantities for many molecules such as Cn, CnH or C3H2. Our aim is to provide astrochemical databases with more realistic branching ratios for Cn (n=2 to 10), CnH (n=2 to 4), and C3H2 molecules that are electronically excited either by dissociative recombination, photodissociation, or cosmic ray processes, when no detailed calculations or measurements exist in literature. High velocity collision in an inverse kinematics scheme was used to measure the complete fragmentation pattern of electronically excited Cn (n=2 to 10), CnH (n=2 to 4), and C3H2 molecules. Branching ratios of dissociation where deduced from those experiments. The full set of branching ratios was used as a new input in chemical models and br...

  1. Close partner relationships

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    Stefanović-Stanojević Tatjana Z.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available According to the theory of emotional attachment, specific emotional relationships are being established at an early age between a child and its parents. On the basis of the quality of these relationships the child creates the so-called internal working model ie the image of itself as well as others. The working model persists throughout one's lifetime, shaping in part the quality of adult relationships. Thus, a dominant adult relationship is a close, partner or love one. Within the indicated theoretical context, we were interested in finding out whether there is a statistically significant link between the emotional ties of parents and their children formed in early childhood. The investigation included 180 grown-ups of the same sex and age. For investigating close partner relationships the test Experience in Close Relationship by the American authors (Brenan K.A., Clark C.L., & Shaver P.R. 1998. was used, while the early emotional relationships were investigated using a test which has been the only one so far to measure this quality in adults - Adult Attachment Interview, (Main M., Casidy J., & Kaplan N., 1985. The results show there is a statistically significant link between the observed variables.

  2. Generation of CW cold CH3CN molecular beam by a bent electostatic quadrupole guiding: Monte-Carlo study

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    Min YUN; Yang LIU; Lian-zhong DENG; Qi ZHOU; Jian-ping YIN

    2008-01-01

    A new kind of continuous-wave (CW) cold mo-lecular beam, methyl cyanide (CH3 CN) beam, is generated by a bent electrostatic quadrupole guiding. The Stark shift of rotational energy levels of CH,3CN molecule and its popula-tion distribution are calculated, and the dynamic processes of electrostatic guiding and energy filtering of CH3CN molecules from a gas source with room temperature (300 K) are simu-lated by Monte Carlo Method. The study showed that the lon-gitudinal and transversal temperatures of output cold CH,3CN beam could be about -2 K and-420 mK, and the corre-sponding guiding efficiency was about 10'-5 as the guiding voltage was 3 kV. Furthermore, the temperature of the guided molecules and its guiding efficiency can be controlled by ad-justing the guiding voltages applied on electrodes.

  3. Lines of Circumstellar C2, CN, and CH$^+$ in the Optical Spectra of Post-Agb Stars

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    Bakker, E J; Van Dishoeck, E F; Bakker, Eric J.; Lambert, David L.; Dishoeck, Ewine F. van

    1996-01-01

    Recent optical spectra of post-AGB stars show the presence of C2, CN, and CH+ originating in the circumstellar shell. We present here new, higher resolution spectra which provide constraints on the physical parameters and information on the line profiles. An empirical curve of growth for the C2 Phillips and CN Red system lines in the spectrum of HD 56126 yields b = 0.50 (+0.59, -0.23) km/s. CH+ (0,0) emission lines in the spectrum of the Red Rectangle have been resolved with a FWHM approx 8.5 pm 0.8 km/s. The circumstellar CN lines of IRAS 08005--2356 are resolved into two separate components with a velocity separation of Delta v = 5.7 pm 2.0 km/s. The line profiles of CN of HD 235858 have not been resolved.

  4. Spin-current injection and detection in κ-(BEDT-TTF2Cu[N(CN2]Br

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    Z. Qiu

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Spin-current injection into an organic semiconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF2Cu[N(CN2]Br film induced by the spin pumping from an yttrium iron garnet (YIG film. When magnetization dynamics in the YIG film is excited by ferromagnetic or spin-wave resonance, a voltage signal was found to appear in the κ-(BEDT-TTF2Cu[N(CN2]Br film. Magnetic-field-angle dependence measurements indicate that the voltage signal is governed by the inverse spin Hall effect in κ-(BEDT-TTF2Cu[N(CN2]Br. We found that the voltage signal in the κ-(BEDT-TTF2Cu[N(CN2]Br/YIG system is critically suppressed around 80 K, around which magnetic and/or glass transitions occur, implying that the efficiency of the spin-current injection is suppressed by fluctuations which critically enhanced near the transitions.

  5. WWW.BuyAL.com.cn Formally Goes online to Create “Internet+Aluminum Product” New Model

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    On the afternoon of May 18,the inauguration announcement meeting for"WWW.BuyAL.com.cn"under the Shanghai Aluminum Trade Association was held ceremoniously at the Songjiang New Century Grand Hotel,Shanghai.Liu Fusheng,Director of the Shanghai Songjiang District Commission of Economy and information Technology,Xu Guotao,President of Shanghai Aluminum Trade Association,and Zhang Rong,Chairman and founder of"WWW.Buy AL.com.cn",General

  6. Theoretical study of the dipole moment function of the X2Sigma(+) state of CN. [in comets

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    Langhoff, Stephen R.; Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.

    1989-01-01

    The X2Sigma(+) state dipole moment function of CN is determined from accurate ab initio calculations. The calculated Einstein coefficient of 13.0 /s for the fundamental 1-0 vibrational band is in excellent agreement with the value measured by Treffers (1975) using a King furnace. The theoretical vibrational band strengths should be valuable in interpreting the fluorescence spectrum of CN in comets.

  7. The effect of C/N ratio on ammonia oxidising bacteria community structure in a laboratory nitrification-denitrification reactor.

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    Ballinger, S J; Head, I M; Curtis, T P; Godley, A R

    2002-01-01

    A laboratory scale reactor operated as a single sludge, denitrification-nitrification bioreactor (DNB), was fed a synthetic wastewater. The effect of the C/N ratio of the influent on the structure of beta-proteobacterial autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacterial (AOB) communities was determined by DGGE analysis of 16S rRNA gene fragments amplified using a range of AOB-selective primers. Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) was used to determine quantitative changes in the AOB communities. When operated at a C/N ratio of 2 the DNB was effective in nitrogen removal and nitrification was measured at approximately 1.0 mg NH4+-N/g dry wt/h. Altering the C/N ratio to 5 resulted in a 50% reduction in nitrification rates. Nitrification was restored to its original level when the C/N ratio was returned to 2. AOB were detected by DGGE analysis of samples from the DNB under all operating conditions but the changes in C/N ratio and nitrification rates were accompanied by changes in the community structure of the AOB. However, quantitative FISH analysis indicated that beta-proteobacterial AOB were only present in high numbers (ca. 10(8) cells/ml) under the original operating conditions with a C/N ratio of 2. Beta-proteobacterial AOB could not be detected by FISH when the C/N ratio was 5. When nitrification activity was restored by returning the C/N ratio to 2, beta-proteobacterial AOB were still not detected and it is likely that either beta-proteobacterial AOB were not responsible for ammonia oxidation or that beta-proteobacterial AOB that did not contain the target sites for the range of 4 AOB selective probes used, were present in the reactor.

  8. Electron-Deficient Iron Alkyl Complexes Supported by Diimine Ligand (Ph2CN)(2)C2H4 : Evidence for Reversible Ethylene Binding

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    Volbeda, Jeroen; Meetsma, Auke; Bouwkamp, Marco W.

    2009-01-01

    Reaction of diimine ligands (Ph2CN)(2)CnH2n (n = 2, a; n = 3, b) with FeCl2 or FeBr2 results in formation of the corresponding high-spin ferrous complexes {Ph2CN)(2)C2H4} FeX2 (1a, X = Cl; 2a, X = Br) and {(Ph2CN)(2)C3H3}FeCl2 (1b). Dialkyl {(Ph2CN)(2)C2H4) Fe(CH2SiMe3)(2) (3a) was prepared by

  9. Considerable Enhancement of Emission Yields of [Au(CN)2(-)] Oligomers in Aqueous Solutions by Coexisting Cations.

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    Wakabayashi, Ryo; Maeba, Junichi; Nozaki, Koichi; Iwamura, Munetaka

    2016-08-01

    The photophysical properties of [Au(CN)2(-)] oligomers in aqueous solutions were investigated as functions of coexisting cations as well as the viscosity and temperature of solutions. A solution of [Au(CN)2(-)] in the concentration range of 0.03-0.2 mol/dm(3) exhibited emission peaks at 460-480 nm because of the presence of oligomers larger than trimers. Although the emission yields (ϕem) of K[Au(CN)2] solutions were glycerol mixture indicated that the lifetimes were almost directly proportional to the inverse of the viscosity of the solution. On the other hand, the intrinsic lifetimes of dimers and trimers with weak emission in shorter wavelength regions were very short and independent of the viscosity of the solutions and coexisting cations (dimer, ∼25 ps; trimer, ∼2 ns). These results indicated that the deactivation of the excited-state [Au(CN)2(-)]n oligomers (n ≥ 4) was dominated by the dissociation of the oligomers to a shorter species (dimer or trimer). The hydrophobic interactions between tetraalkylammonium cations and CN ligands remarkably stabilized the larger oligomers and suppressed the dissociation of the excited-state oligomers, which enhanced the emission yield of the oligomers. This work provides a new method of "exciplex tuning" by changing the environment of excited-state [Au(CN)2(-)]n oligomers.

  10. Adjustment to the Curve Number Nrcs-Cn to Account for the Vegetation Effect on the Hydrological Processes

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    Gonzalez, A.; Temimi, M.; Khanbilvardi, R.

    2012-12-01

    The objective of this work is to develop an approach that makes use of remotely sensed Greenness Fraction (GF) as a proxy for the vegetation density to automatically adjust the Curve Number model (NRCS-CN) to account for the effect of the changes in vegetation growth on hydrological processes. Daily gauged precipitation-runoff pairs (1948 to 2003) from the MOdel Parameter Estimation EXperiment dataset (MOPEX) over 26 watersheds across the U.S. were used to estimate monthly averaged CNs (CNsim) and then compared to the monthly GF. An adjustment factor was then proposed for the typical static CN inputs which do not account for the vegetation growth over time; the result was a vegetation-adjusted CN (CNveg adj). The improvement in the performance of the NRCS-CN methodology was assessed. The results evidence how the CNveg adj compensates the underestimation of the standard CN (CNstd). The ratio of the estimated runoff using the CNstd (Qstd) to the observed runoff (Qobs) was 0.36; while with the CNveg adj (Qveg adj) was 0.98. The correlation coefficient of simulated and observed runoff when using CNstd and CNveg adj, was 0.42 and 0.92, respectively. Likewise, the Nash-Sutcliffe coefficient of Qstd was -0.92 and 0.85 for Qveg adj. This implies that the adjustment to the CN is crucial for improved hydrological modeling and, therefore, for flood and flash flood monitoring and forecasting.

  11. CN radical hydrogenation from solid H2 reactions, an alternative way of HCN formation in the interstellar medium

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    Borget, Fabien; Müller, Sandra; Grote, Dirk; Theulé, Patrice; Vinogradoff, Vassilissa; Chiavassa, Thierry; Sander, Wolfram

    2017-01-01

    Context. Molecular hydrogen (H2) is the most abundant molecule of the interstellar medium (ISM) in gas phase and it has been assumed to exist in solid state or as coating on grains. Aims: Our goal is to show that solid H2 can act as a hydrogenation agent, reacting with CN radicals to form HCN. Methods: In a H2 matrix, we studied the hydrogenation of the CN radical generated from the vacuum ultraviolet photolysis (VUV-photolysis) of C2N2 at 3.8 K. We modified the wavelengths and the host gas in order to be sure that CN radicals can abstract H from H2 molecules. Results: HCN monomers, dimers, and oligomers have been characterised by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). H2CN as well as CN radicals have also been clearly observed during the photolysis performed at 3.8 K. Conclusions: H2 is a hydrogenation reagent towards CN radicals producing HCN. This type of reaction should be taken into account for the reactivity at low temperature in contaminated H2 ice macro-particles (CHIMPs), H2 flakes or in the first sublayers of grains where solid H2 has accumulated.

  12. Imbalanced C/N - controlled, periphyton-based system has hampered tilapia growth in stagnant experimental tanks

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    Rafael Barroso Martins

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The simultaneous use of periphyton and controlled C/N ratio of water may improve water quality and fish growth. The current assay investigated the interaction between periphyton and C/N ratio of water in rearing tanks with Niletilapia juveniles. The study was carried out in 20 outdoor stagnant 250-L tanks. A wooden structure for periphyton development was submerged in five of the tanks. A completely randomized 2 x 2 factorial mode design was employed to evaluate the following factors: (1 substrate for periphyton and (2 the C/N ratio of water. Dry molasses were applied weekly in the tanks to raise C/N ratio of water to 20:1. The addition of molasses to the culture water significantly lowered DO2 and pH levels of water, and raised nitrite concentration. Fish stocked in the control tanks (no periphyton, no C/N ratio balance attained a final body weight significantly higher than those observed for other treatments after 6 weeks of culture. In spite of the correction of C/N ratio of water to 20: 1, low DO2 concentrations avoided the suitable development of bioflocs.

  13. Preparation, microstructure and oxidation resistance of SiCN ceramic matrix composites with glass-like carbon interface

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    Yi Xia

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Glass-like carbon (GC interface was successfully introduced into carbon fiber-reinforced SiCN ceramic matrix composite (C/GC/SiCN by polymer infiltration and pyrolysis using phenolic resin as precursor. In order to highlight the Oxidation resistance of GC interface, the Oxidation behavior of GC, carbon fiber (Cf containing approximately 0.3 μm GC coating and C/GC/SiCN was investigated by means of weight changes and residual strength ratio before and after oxidizing, and the results were also compared with that of Cf containing Pyrocarbon (PyC coating and C/PyC/SiCN composite. Scanning electron microscopy displays homogeneous, adherent GC coating on Cf. Weight loss rate of Cf containing GC coating is lower than that of Cf containing PyC coating. The residual stress ratio of C/GC/SiCN was higher than that of C/PyC/SiCN. The results indicate that GC interface can improve anti-oxidation of Cf-reinforced composite than PyC interface.

  14. Validation of SCS CN Method for Runoff Estimation with Field Observed Regression Analysis Results in Venna Basin, Central India.

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    Katpatal, Y. B.; Paranjpe, S. V.; Kadu, M.

    2014-12-01

    Effective Watershed management requires authentic data of surface runoff potential for which several methods and models are in use. Generally, non availability of field data calls for techniques based on remote observations. Soil Conservation Services Curve Number (SCS CN) method is an important method which utilizes information generated from remote sensing for estimation of runoff. Several attempts have been made to validate the runoff values generated from SCS CN method by comparing the results obtained from other methods. In the present study, runoff estimation through SCS CN method has been performed using IRS LISS IV data for the Venna Basin situated in the Central India. The field data was available for Venna Basin. The Land use/land cover and soil layers have been generated for the entire watershed using the satellite data and Geographic Information System (GIS). The Venna basin have been divided into intercepted catchment and free catchment. Run off values have been estimated using field data through regression analysis. The runoff values estimated using SCS CN method have been compared with yield values generated using data collected from the tank gauge stations and data from the discharge stations. The correlation helps in validation of the results obtained from the SCS CN method and its applicability in Indian conditions. Key Words: SCS CN Method, Regression Analysis, Land Use / Land cover, Runoff, Remote Sensing, GIS.

  15. NMR solution structure of Cn12, a novel peptide from the Mexican scorpion Centruroides noxius with a typical beta-toxin sequence but with alpha-like physiological activity.

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    del Río-Portilla, Federico; Hernández-Marín, Elizabeth; Pimienta, Genaro; Coronas, Fredy V; Zamudio, Fernando Z; Rodríguez de la Vega, Ricardo C; Wanke, Enzo; Possani, Lourival D

    2004-06-01

    Cn12 isolated from the venom of the scorpion Centruroides noxius has 67 amino-acid residues, closely packed with four disulfide bridges. Its primary structure and disulfide bridges were determined. Cn12 is not lethal to mammals and arthropods in vivo at doses up to 100 microg per animal. Its 3D structure was determined by proton NMR using 850 distance constraints, 36 phi angles derived from 36 coupling constants obtained by two different methods, and 22 hydrogen bonds. The overall structure has a two and half turn alpha-helix (residues 24-32), three strands of antiparallel beta-sheet (residues 2-4, 37-40 and 45-48), and a type II turn (residues 41-44). The amino-acid sequence of Cn12 resembles the beta scorpion toxin class, although patch-clamp experiments showed the induction of supplementary slow inactivation of Na(+) channels in F-11 cells (mouse neuroblastoma N18TG-2 x rat DRG2), which means that it behaves more like an alpha scorpion toxin. This behaviour prompted us to analyse Na(+) channel binding sites using information from 112 Na(+) channel gene clones available in the literature, focusing on the extracytoplasmic loops of the S5-S6 transmembrane segments of domain I and the S3-S4 segments of domain IV, sites considered to be responsible for binding alpha scorpion toxins.

  16. State-Resolved Dynamics of the CN(B2Sigma+) and CH(A2Delta)Excited Products Resulting from the VUV Photodissociation of CH3CN

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    Howle, Chris R.; Arrowsmith, Alan N.; Chikan, Viktor; Leone,Stephen R.

    2007-01-18

    Fourier transform visible spectroscopy, in conjunction withVUV photons produced by a synchrotron, is employed to investigate thephotodissociation of CH3CN. Emission is observed from both theCN(B2Sigma+ - X2Sigma+) and CH(A2Delta - X2PI) transitions; only theformer is observed in spectra recorded at 10.2 and 11.5 eV, whereas bothare detected in the 16 eV spectrum. The rotational and vibrationaltemperatures of both the CN(B2Sigma+) and CH(A2Delta) radical productsare derived using a combination of spectral simulations and Boltzmannplots. The CN(B2Sigma+) fragment displays a bimodal rotationaldistribution in all cases. Trot(CN(B2Sigma+)) ranges from 375 to 600 K atlower K' and from 1840 to 7700 K at higher K' depending on the photonenergy used. Surprisal analyses indicate clear bimodal rotationaldistributions, suggesting CN(B2Sigma+) is formed via either linear orbent transition states, respectively, depending on the extent ofrotational excitation in this fragment. CH(A2Delta) has a singlerotational distribution when produced at 16 eV which results inTrot(CH(A2Delta)) = 4895 +- 140 K in nu' = 0 and 2590 +- 110 K in nu' =1. From thermodynamic calculations, it is evident that CH(A2Delta) isproduced along with CN(X2Sigma+) + H2. These products can be formed by atwo step mechanism (via excited CH3* and ground state CN(X2Sigma+) or aprocess similar to the "roaming" atom mechanism; the data obtained hereare insufficient to definitively conclude whether either pathway occurs.A comparison of the CH(A2Delta) and CN(B2Sigma+) rotational distributionsproduced by 16 eV photons allows the ratio between the two excitedfragments at this energy to be determined. An expression that considersthe rovibrational populations of both band systems results in aCH(A2Delta):CN(B2Sigma+) ratio of (1.2 +- 0.1):1 at 16 eV, therebyindicating that production of CH(A2Delta) is significant at 16eV.

  17. Rings from Close Encounters

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    Kohler, Susanna

    2016-09-01

    Weve recently discovered narrow sets of rings around two minor planets orbiting in our solar system. How did these rings form? A new study shows that they could be a result of close encounters between the minor planets and giants like Jupiter or Neptune.Unexpected Ring SystemsPositions of the centaurs in our solar system (green). Giant planets (red), Jupiter trojans (grey), scattered disk objects (tan) and Kuiper belt objects (blue) are also shown. [WilyD]Centaurs are minor planets in our solar system that orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. These bodies of which there are roughly 44,000 with diameters larger than 1 km have dynamically unstable orbits that cross paths with those of one or more giant planets.Recent occultation observations of two centaurs, 10199 Chariklo and 2060 Chiron, revealed that these bodies both host narrow ring systems. Besides our four giant planets, Chariklo and Chiron are the only other bodies in the solar system known to have rings. But how did these rings form?Scientists have proposed several models, implicating collisions, disruption of a primordial satellite, or dusty outgassing. But a team of scientists led by Ryuki Hyodo (Paris Institute of Earth Physics, Kobe University) has recently proposed an alternative scenario: what if the rings were formed from partial disruption of the centaur itself, after it crossed just a little too close to a giant planet?Tidal Forces from a GiantHyodo and collaborators first used past studies of centaur orbits to estimate that roughly 10% of centaurs experience close encounters (passing within a distance of ~2x the planetary radius) with a giant planet during their million-year lifetime. The team then performed a series of simulations of close encounters between a giant planet and a differentiated centaur a body in which the rocky material has sunk to form a dense silicate core, surrounded by an icy mantle.Some snapshots of simulation outcomes (click for a closer look!) for different initial states of

  18. Closed lung trauma.

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    Feden, Jeffrey P

    2013-04-01

    Pulmonary injuries from blunt thoracic trauma are seen regularly with high-energy mechanisms but described less frequently in association with sports. Pneumothorax, hemothorax, pneumomediastinum, and pulmonary contusion are uncommon with athletic participation and often follow a benign clinical course. Life-threatening complications may arise, and athletes with chest trauma deserve close attention. Appropriate diagnosis is suggested by history and physical examination; conventional chest radiography is preferred as the initial imaging study but has limitations. Use of CT for trauma has improved diagnostic sensitivity for occult injury, although this may not alter management or outcomes. Return to play is guided by resolution of symptoms and radiographic findings.

  19. Effect of C/N on composting of pig manure with sawdust.

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    Huang, G F; Wong, J W C; Wu, Q T; Nagar, B B

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this composting trial was to evaluate the effect of C/N on the composting process of pig manure with the purpose of reducing the amount of sawdust normally used as co-composting materials. Two aerobic static piles were prepared consisting of pig manure mixed with sawdust at an initial C/N of 30 (pile A) and 15 (pile B), respectively. Pile B containing larger amount of pig manure showed a slower rise in temperature, lower maximum temperature, and shorter thermophilic phase than pile A. It also resulted in higher pH and electrical conductivity (EC) values, and even higher contents of soluble NH4-N and volatile solids throughout the composting period. Chemical and biological parameters including dissolved organic carbon (DOC) (4932 mg kg(-1)), soluble NH4-N (371 mg kg(-1)), C/Nsolid (18.3), C/Naquoeus (5.8) and seed germination index (GI) (66.5%) indicated that pile A achieved maturity after 49 days of composting. After 63 days of composting, pile B contained 5352 and 912 mg kg(-1) of DOC and soluble NH4-N content, respectively, which was much higher than the criterion of 5% and 400 mg kg(-1), indicating its immature nature. Pile B showed a relatively low GI value of 46%, which may be due to its high indigenous EC value as a result of larger amount of pig manure. Therefore, co-composting of pig manure with sawdust at a low initial C/N would require a composting longer than 63 days, and, the high salinity due to the large amount of pig manure would pose a potential inhibition on plant growth.

  20. Non-Adiabatic Dynamics of ICN-(Ar)n and BrCN-(Ar)n

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    Opoku-Agyeman, Bernice; McCoy, Anne B.

    2016-06-01

    We investigate the dynamics of the photodissociation of ICN-(Ar)n and BrCN-(Ar)n following electronic excitation to states that dissociate into X- + CN and X* + CN- (X = I or Br) using classical dynamics approaches. Observations made from previous experiments and calculations of these anions demonstrated that non-adiabatic effects are important in the photodissociation process and are reflected in the branching ratios of the photoproducts. The addition of an argon atom is expected to shift the relative energies of these excited states, thereby altering the product branching. Interestingly, experimental studies show that electronically exciting ICN- solvated with even a single argon atom leads to a small fraction of the products recombine to form ICN-.a In this study, the dynamics are carried out using classical mechanics, treating the non-adiabatic effect with a surface hopping algorithm. We assess the accuracy of this approach by first calculating the branching ratios for the bare anions and comparing the results to those from quantum dynamics calculations.a,b Once the results from both the quantum and classical dynamics are shown to be consistent, the classical dynamics simulations are extended to the argon solvated anions. S. Case, E. M. Miller, J. P. Martin, Y. J. Lu, L. Sheps, A. B. McCoy, and W. C. Lineberger, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 51, 2651 (2012). B. Opoku-Agyeman, A. S. Case, J. H. Lehman, W. Carl Lineberger and A. B. McCoy, J. Chem Phys. 141, 084305 (2014). J. C. Tully, J. Chem Phys. 93, 1061 (1990).

  1. Rainfall-Runoff Modelling using Modified NRCS-CN,RS and GIS -A Case Study

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    P.Sundara Kumar

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Study of rainfall and runoff for any area and modeling it, is one of the important aspects for planning and development of water resources. The development of water resources and its effective management plays a vital role in development of any country more particularly in India, which is an agricultural based economy. Hence it is intended to develop a model of Rainfall and runoff to a river basin and also apply the methodology to Sarada River Basin which has drainage area of 1252.99 Sq.km. The basin is situated in Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The rainfall and runoff data has been collected from the gauging stations of the basin apart from rainfall data from nearby stations. MNRCS-CN method has been adopted to calculate runoff. Various hydrological parameters like soil information, rainfall, land use and land cover (LU/LC were considered to use in MNRCS-CN method. The depth of runoff has been computed for different land use patterns using, IRS-P4- LISS IV data for the study area. Based on the analysis, land use/land cover pattern of Sarada River Basin has been prepared. The land use/land cover patterns were also visually interpreted and digitized using ERDAS IMAGINE software. The raster data was processed in ERDAS and geo-referenced and various maps viz. LU/LC maps, drainage map, contour map, DEM (Digital elevation model have been generated apart from rainfall potential map using GIS tool. The estimated runoff using MNRCS-CN model has been simulated and compared with that of actual runoff. The performance of the model is found to be good for the data considered. The coefficient of determination R2 value for the observed runoff and that of the computed runoff is found to be more than 0.72 for the selected watershed basin

  2. Full dimensional quantum scattering study of the H2 + CN reaction

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    S Bhattacharya; A Kirwai; Aditya N Panda; H-D Meyer

    2012-01-01

    Exact wave packet calculations are carried out to investigate the effect of vibrational excitation of the reagent bonds on the dynamics of the CN + H2 → HCN + H process using the multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree algorithm. The results are compared to the approximate theoretical and the available experimental results. The differences between the results of the theoretical studies are discussed from the point of view of an approximate or exact kinetic energy operator used in the quantum mechanical studies. Deviations between exact theoretical and experimental results points to the inaccuracies of the potential energy surface used.

  3. Morphological evolution of prussian yellow Fe[Fe(CN)6] colloidal nanospheres

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    Gu, Jianmin; Fu, Shaoyan; Jin, Cuihong; Liu, Xin; Gao, Yahui; Wu, Jingxiao; Bian, Zhenpan; Tian, Hua; Wang, Lin; Gao, Faming

    2016-07-01

    A simple hydrothermal system was developed for controllable morphologies of the Prussian yellow Fe[Fe(CN)6] nanostructures in the presence of organic additives. Hollow and solid nanospheres of the Prussian yellow materials were successfully synthesized with suitable experimental conditions. It is found that the amounts of organic additives CTAB could result in the formation of the spherical nanocrystals and the hydrolysis of phosphate in the solution could play a role in the final morphology of the products. A possible formation mechanism of the Prussian yellow nanostructures is proposed.

  4. Carbon with ultrahigh capacitance when graphene paper meets K3Fe(CN)6

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    Chen, Kunfeng; Liu, Fei; Xue, Dongfeng; Komarneni, Sridhar

    2014-12-01

    For the first time, we have shown a novel supercapacitor system with a graphene paper electrode in the redox-electrolyte of K3Fe(CN)6 based on the system-level design principle. By combining electric double-layer capacitance and pseudocapacitance, the specific capacitance could be increased 5-fold compared with the conventional electrode-electrolyte system. This large improvement is attributed to the additional redox reactions on the graphene paper electrode via the constituent ions of K3Fe(CN)6 in the redox-electrolyte, during which the discharge process is highly enhanced. More importantly, the potential interval could reach as high as 1.6 V beyond the limited operating voltage of water (~1.23 V). After 5000 continuous cycles, 94% of the initial capacitance was retained. The newly designed novel supercapacitor system is binder-free, conducting additive-free and can deliver higher capacitance. This designed graphene-paper-electrode/redox-electrolyte system can provide a versatile strategy for high-capacitance supercapacitor systems.For the first time, we have shown a novel supercapacitor system with a graphene paper electrode in the redox-electrolyte of K3Fe(CN)6 based on the system-level design principle. By combining electric double-layer capacitance and pseudocapacitance, the specific capacitance could be increased 5-fold compared with the conventional electrode-electrolyte system. This large improvement is attributed to the additional redox reactions on the graphene paper electrode via the constituent ions of K3Fe(CN)6 in the redox-electrolyte, during which the discharge process is highly enhanced. More importantly, the potential interval could reach as high as 1.6 V beyond the limited operating voltage of water (~1.23 V). After 5000 continuous cycles, 94% of the initial capacitance was retained. The newly designed novel supercapacitor system is binder-free, conducting additive-free and can deliver higher capacitance. This designed graphene

  5. Ab initio adiabatic and quasidiabatic potential energy surfaces of H++ CN system

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    Bhargava Anusuri; Sanjay Kumar

    2016-02-01

    We present restricted geometry (collinear and perpendicular approaches of proton) ab initio three dimensional potential energy surfaces for H++ CN system. The calculations were performed at the internally contracted multi-reference configuration interaction level of theory using Dunning’s correlation consistent polarized valence triple zeta basis set. Adiabatic and quasidiabatic surfaces have been computed for the ground and the first excited electronic states. Nonadiabatic effects arising from radial coupling have been analyzed in terms of nonadiabatic coupling matrix elements and coupling potentials.

  6. Results from Modeling CN Jets in Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3)

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    Bair, Allison Nicole; Schleicher, David G.; Knight, Matthew M.

    2016-10-01

    We present results from Monte Carlo modeling of the CN jets on dynamically new Comet Lulin (C/2007 N3). Our model is based on 16 nights of narrowband imaging obtained with Lowell Observatory's 1.1-m Hall Telescope from 2009 January 30 through April 1, an interval during which our viewing orientation varied by more than 120 degrees. Following basic image enhancement by removing median radial profiles, two opposite pointing corkscrew jets were revealed, and a rotation period of 42 +/- 0.5 hr was determined (Knight & Schleicher 2009; IAU Circular #9025). The presence of these two distinct, non-overlapping jets, combined with the large change in aspect angle, made Lulin an excellent candidate for detailed 3-D jet modeling, allowing us to test a number of physical properties of outgassing which can eventually be utilized for other comets. We successfully reproduced Lulin's CN morphology using a nucleus having a tightly constrained obliquity of 95 deg with the axis pointing toward RA = 90 deg and Dec = +27 deg. The jet towards the west is centered at ~65 deg latitude and has a radius of ~25 deg, while the east jet is centered near -75 deg latitude and has a radius of ~15 deg. The longitudes differ by about 120 deg. The rotation axis crossed the plane of the sky on Feb 22, coincidently just prior to opposition. Our modeling shows that at this heliocentric distance of 1.4 AU, the CN gas continued to accelerate away from the nucleus out to a distance of about 20,000 km, reaching a velocity of 0.48 km/s. We also significantly improved the period determination since the model compensates for the rapidly changing viewing geometry, obtaining a sidereal period of 42.0 +/- 0.2 hr. We see a strong seasonal change in activity consistent with the variation in the sub-solar latitude from January until April as the CN jets change in brightness relative to each other. These and other results will be presented. Support is provided by NASA Planetary Atmospheres Grant NNX14AH32G.

  7. 家用台式电脑:惠普Media Center PC m7590cn

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    为了配合英特尔代号为Conroe的酷睿处理器的发布,CHIP曾在9月刊以较大的幅面对采用新核心以及新平台的惠普Media Center TV m7580y进行了专题测试。时隔3个月,面向中国市场的全面升级产品正式亮相,新产品仍然以Media Center PC命名,完整型号为惠普Media Center PC m7590cn.

  8. On Levi-fiat hypersurfaces with given boundary in C~n

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    Pierre; DOLBEAULT

    2008-01-01

    Let S■C~n be a compact connected 2-codimensional submanifold.If n≥3,essentially local conditions and the assumption:every complex point of S is elliptic imply the existence of a projection in C~n of a Levi-flat(2n-1)-subvariety whose boundary is S(Dolbeault,Tomassini,Zaitsev, 2005).We extend the result when S is homeomorphic to a sphere and has one hyperbolic point. For n=2 many results are known since the 1980’s and a new result with a very technical hypothesis is announced.

  9. The Effect of Pressure on Magnetic Properties of KMnCr(CN6.

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    Csach K.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In the contribution we present the effect of pressure on magnetic properties of molecule based magnet KMnCr(CN6. Applied pressure affects magnetization curves only marginally. The saturation is reached at higher magnetic fields under pressure, but the effect of the pressure on the values of saturated magnetization µs, remnant magnetization µr and coercive field HC are almost negligible. Observed pronounced increase of the Curie temperature TC with increasing pressure can be attributed to strengthening of antiferromagnetic superexchange interaction. Additionally we observed double magnetic transition induced by hydrostatic pressure. All pressure changes were fully reversible.

  10. Ionization potentials and polarizabilities of superheavy elements from Db to Cn ($Z$=105 to 112)

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    Dzuba, V A

    2016-01-01

    Relativistic Hartree-Fock and random phase approximation methods for open shells are used to calculate ionization potentials and static scalar polarizabilities of eight superheavy elements with open $6d$-shell, which include Db, Sg, Bh, Hs, Mt, Ds, Rg and Cn ($Z$=105 to 112). Inter-electron correlations are taken into account with the use of the semi-empirical polarization potential. Its parameters are chosen to fit the known ionization potentials of lighter atoms. Calculations for lighter atoms are also used to illustrate the accuracy of the approach.

  11. Quality Management System according to the family of Cuban Standards ISO 9000 CN Total Quality approach.

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    Leonel C. Alfaro Pérez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article we develop some considerations and suggestions for organizations in Cuba who want to design and implement systems with Quality Management Total Quality approach to the family of Cuban Standards ISO 9000 CN. It makes a comparative analysis between what is a System of Quality Management, Total Quality and the European model of quality management, detailing the similarities and differences, which allow us to understand how systems can be designed and managed focuses on Total Quality. It describes in a coherent way the main activities of a quality management system which can not be absent in its design and subsequent management.

  12. El áureo de Cn. Pompeyo Magno (RRC 402/1)

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    Amela Valverde, Luis

    2010-01-01

    La aparición de un quinto ejemplar del raro áureo de Cn. Pompeyo Magno (cos. I 70 a.C.) nos ha llevado a retomar esta amonedación, de claro carácter triunfal, que se ha relacionado con cada uno de los tres triunfos de Pompeyo, celebrados respectivamente en los años 81, 71 y 61 a.C. De hecho, este áureo parece relacionarse con las campañas orientales de Pompeyo y su iconografía muestra tanto sus deseos de celebrar su triunfo como su célebre imitatio Alexandri. ...

  13. Contents of macronutrients and micronutrients and CN relation of several weed species

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    Souza,Luciano S. de; Edivaldo D. Velini; Maimoni-Rodella,Rita C.S.; Dagoberto Martins

    1999-01-01

    O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar os teores de nutrientes (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Cu, Zn, Fe e Mn) e a relação C/N, presentes na matéria seca da parte aérea das seguintes espécies de plantas daninhas: Ageratum conyzoides L., Amaranthus lividus L., Bidens pilosa L., Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Brachiaria plantaginea (Link) Hitchc., Senna occidentalis (L.) Link., Commelina benghalensis L., Cyperus rotundus L., Digitaria horizontalis Willd., Euphorbia heterophylla L., Indigofera truxi...

  14. Scaling analysis of [Fe(pyrazole)4]2[Nb(CN)8] molecular magnet

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    Konieczny, P.; Pełka, R.; Zieliński, P. M.; Pratt, F. L.; Pinkowicz, D.; Sieklucka, B.; Wasiutyński, T.

    2013-10-01

    The critical behaviour of the three dimensional (3D) molecular magnet {[FeII(pirazol)4]2[NbIV(CN)8]·4H2O}n has been studied with the use of experimental techniques such as ac magnetometry and zero field μSR spectroscopy. The sample orders magnetically below Tc=7.8 K. The measurements allowed to determine static exponents β, γ, and the dynamic exponent w. The resulting exponent values indicate that the studied system belongs to the universality class of the 3D Heisenberg model.

  15. SOUDAGE D'ACIER Z 2 CN 18-10 PAR LASER CO2

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    Petesch, B.; Sakout, A.; LAURENT M.; M. Robin

    1987-01-01

    Le soudage d'un acier Z 2 CN 18 par faisceau laser a été étudié. L'influence principaux paramètres vitesse, puissance, focalisation a été examinée. Les moyens classiques de caractérisation des soudures ont été utilisées : observations métallographiques forme de la zone fondue, quantité de porosités et énergie absorbée. Le maximum de pénétration correspond au maximum d'énergie absorbée.

  16. Generation, spectroscopy, and structure of cyanoformyl chloride and cyanoformyl bromide, XC(O)CN.

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    Pasinszki, Tibor; Vass, Gábor; Klapstein, Dieter; Westwood, Nicholas P C

    2012-04-01

    Cyanoformyl chloride and cyanoformyl bromide, XC(O)CN (X = Cl and Br), have been investigated in the gas phase by UV photoelectron and mid-infrared spectroscopies. The ground-state geometries of the neutral molecules have been obtained from quantum-chemical calculations at the B3LYP and CCSD(T) levels using the aug-cc-pVTZ basis set. The individual spectroscopies provide a detailed investigation into the vibrational and electronic character of the molecules and are supported by quantum-chemical calculations. The results are compared to data for structurally and chemically related molecules.

  17. Closing the loop.

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    Dassau, E; Atlas, E; Phillip, M

    2011-02-01

    Closed-loop algorithms can be found in every aspect of everyday modern life. Automation and control are used constantly to provide safety and to improve quality of life. Closed-loop systems and algorithms can be found in home appliances, automobiles, aviation and more. Can one imagine nowadays driving a car without ABS, cruise control or even anti-sliding control? Similar principles of automation and control can be used in the management of diabetes mellitus (DM). The idea of an algorithmic/technological way to control glycaemia is not new and has been researched for more than four decades. However, recent improvements in both glucose-sensing technology and insulin delivery together with advanced control and systems engineering made this dream of an artificial pancreas possible. The artificial pancreas may be the next big step in the treatment of DM since the use of insulin analogues. An artificial pancreas can be described as internal or external devices that use continuous glucose measurements to automatically manage exogenous insulin delivery with or without other hormones in an attempt to restore glucose regulation in individuals with DM using a control algorithm. This device as described can be internal or external; can use different types of control algorithms with bi-hormonal or uni-hormonal design; and can utilise different ways to administer them. The different designs and implementations have transitioned recently from in silico simulations to clinical evaluation stage with practical applications in mind. This may mark the beginning of a new era in diabetes management with the introduction of semi-closed-loop systems that can prevent or minimise nocturnal hypoglycaemia, to hybrid systems that will manage blood glucose (BG) levels with minimal user intervention to finally fully automated systems that will take the user out of the loop. More and more clinical trials will be needed for the artificial pancreas to become a reality but initial encouraging

  18. Do closed universes recollapse?

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    Tipler, Frank J.

    The conditions for recollapse in universes with compact maximal hypersurfaces are investigated theoretically, reviewing the results of recent investigations. The importance of recollapse for observational astrophysics is briefly discussed, and particular attention is given to the implications of maximal hypersurfaces and to recollapse in S3 Friedmann universes. It is conjectured that all globally hyperbolic C2 maximally extended spatially homogeneous closed universes with S3 or S2 x S1 topology and with stress-energy tensors obeying the strong-energy, positive-pressure, dominant-energy, and matter-regularity conditions do expand from an all-encompassing initial singularity to a maximal hypersurface and then recollapse to an all-encompassing final singularity.

  19. Science policy up close

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    Marburger, John H

    2015-01-01

    In a career that included tenures as president of Stony Brook University, director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and science advisor to President George W. Bush, John Marburger (1941 2011) found himself on the front line of battles that pulled science ever deeper into the political arena. From nuclear power to global warming and stem cell research, science controversies, he discovered, are never just about science. Science Policy Up Close" presents Marburger s reflections on the challenges science administrators face in the twenty-first century. In each phase of public service Marburger came into contact with a new dimension of science policy. The Shoreham Commission exposed him to the problem of handling a volatile public controversy over nuclear power. The Superconducting Super Collider episode gave him insights into the collision between government requirements and scientists expectations and feelings of entitlement. The Directorship of Brookhaven taught him how to talk to the public about the risks ...

  20. Jealousy and Relationship Closeness

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    Mark Attridge

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This study confirmed a hypothesis from the Emotion-in-Relationships conceptual model, which predicts that greater interdependence between relationship partners—or closeness—creates the potential for jealousy. The study also sought to better define the positive side of romantic jealousy in addition to its more negative attributes. College students in premarital relationships (N = 229 completed a questionnaire, including 27 different measures and the Multidimensional Jealousy Scale. Select data were obtained from 122 cases at 3-month follow-up. Each jealousy scale was tested for associations with demographic (age, sex, and race, person (life satisfaction, loneliness, romantic attachment styles, love styles, and romantic beliefs, and relationship (affective, closeness, and social exchange theory constructs. Results clearly distinguished emotional/reactive jealousy as mostly “good” and cognitive/suspicious jealousy as “bad.” Behavioral jealousy was associated with few measures. Implications are discussed for the interdependence model of relationships and the transactional model of jealousy.

  1. Estimating Composite Curve Number Using an Improved SCS-CN Method with Remotely Sensed Variables in Guangzhou, China

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    Qihao Weng

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The rainfall and runoff relationship becomes an intriguing issue as urbanization continues to evolve worldwide. In this paper, we developed a simulation model based on the soil conservation service curve number (SCS-CN method to analyze the rainfall-runoff relationship in Guangzhou, a rapid growing metropolitan area in southern China. The SCS-CN method was initially developed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, and is one of the most enduring methods for estimating direct runoff volume in ungauged catchments. In this model, the curve number (CN is a key variable which is usually obtained by the look-up table of TR-55. Due to the limitations of TR-55 in characterizing complex urban environments and in classifying land use/cover types, the SCS-CN model cannot provide more detailed runoff information. Thus, this paper develops a method to calculate CN by using remote sensing variables, including vegetation, impervious surface, and soil (V-I-S. The specific objectives of this paper are: (1 To extract the V-I-S fraction images using Linear Spectral Mixture Analysis; (2 To obtain composite CN by incorporating vegetation types, soil types, and V-I-S fraction images; and (3 To simulate direct runoff under the scenarios with precipitation of 57mm (occurred once every five years by average and 81mm (occurred once every ten years. Our experiment shows that the proposed method is easy to use and can derive composite CN effectively.

  2. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Cyano-bridged 1-D Lanthanum(Ⅲ)-iron(Ⅲ)Complex [La(DMSO)5(H2O)](μ-CN)2[Fe(CN)4]·H2O

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    A new lanthanumⅢ-ironⅢ complex [La(DMSO)5(H2O)](μ-CN)2[Fe(CN)4]·H2O 1 (DMSO=dimethylsulfoxide) has been prepared by a facile approach, ball-milling method, and characterized by X-ray diffraction. The crystal belongs to monoclinic, space group P21/n with a=9.7125(3), b=21.5336(7), c=14.3804(5) (A), β=93.242(3)°, C16H34FeLaN6O7S5, Mr=777.55, V=3002.8(2)(A)3, Z=4, Dc=1.720 g/cm3, S=1.053, μ(MoKα)=2.278 mm-1, F(000)=1564, R=0.0490 and wR=0.1270. The crystal structure analysis of 1 reveals a slightly distorted squareantiprism eightfold-coordinated La(Ⅲ) ion and a 1-D zigzag chain structure extending through the Fe-CN-La-NC-Fe linkages. The [La(DMSO)5(H2O)](μ-CN)2[Fe(CN)4] species are held together via hydrogen bonds to form a three-dimensional framework.

  3. Synthesis, spectroscopic, thermal and structural properties of [M(3-aminopyridine)2Ni(μ-CN)2(CN)2]n (M(II)=Co and Cu) heteropolynuclear cyano-bridged complexes.

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    Kartal, Zeki

    2016-01-05

    Two novel cyano-bridged heteropolynuclear complexes, [Co(3-aminopyridine)2Ni(μ-CN)2(CN)2]n and [Cu(3-aminopyridine)2Ni(μ-CN)2(CN)2]n have been synthesized and characterized by elemental, thermal, FT-IR and FT-Raman spectroscopies. The structures of complexes have been determined by X-ray powder diffraction. The FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra of complexes have been recorded in the region of 3500-400cm(-1) and 3500-100cm(-1), respectively. General information was acquired about structural properties of these complexes from FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra by considering changes at characteristic peaks of the cyano group and 3AP. The splitting of the ν(CN) stretching bands in the FT-IR spectra for complexes indicates the presence of terminal and bridging cyanides. The thermal behaviors of these complexes have been also investigated in the range of 25-950°C using TG and DTG methods. Magnetic susceptibility measurements were made at room temperature using Gouy-balance.

  4. A CN-Based Ensembled Hydrological Model for Enhanced Watershed Runoff Prediction

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    Muhammad Ajmal

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A major structural inconsistency of the traditional curve number (CN model is its dependence on an unstable fixed initial abstraction, which normally results in sudden jumps in runoff estimation. Likewise, the lack of pre-storm soil moisture accounting (PSMA procedure is another inherent limitation of the model. To circumvent those problems, we used a variable initial abstraction after ensembling the traditional CN model and a French four-parameter (GR4J model to better quantify direct runoff from ungauged watersheds. To mimic the natural rainfall-runoff transformation at the watershed scale, our new parameterization designates intrinsic parameters and uses a simple structure. It exhibited more accurate and consistent results than earlier methods in evaluating data from 39 forest-dominated watersheds, both for small and large watersheds. In addition, based on different performance evaluation indicators, the runoff reproduction results show that the proposed model produced more consistent results for dry, normal, and wet watershed conditions than the other models used in this study.

  5. Photodetachment as destruction mechanism for CN- and C3N- anions in circumstellar envelopes

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    Kumar, S S; Jindra, R; Best, T; Roucka, S; Geppert, W D; Millar, T J; Wester, R

    2013-01-01

    Absolute photodetachment cross sections of two anions of astrophysical importance CN- and C3N- were measured to be (1.18 +- (0.03)_stat (0.17)_sys) * 10^-17 cm^2 and (1.43 +- (0.14)_stat (0.37)_sys) * 10^-17 cm^2 respectively at the ultraviolet wavelength of 266 nm (4.66 eV). These relatively large values of the cross sections imply that photodetachment can play a major role in the destruction mechanisms of these anions particularly in photon-dominated regions. We have therefore carried out model calculations using the newly measured cross sections to investigate the abundance of these molecular anions in the cirumstellar envelope of the carbon-rich star IRC+10216. The model predicts the relative importance of the various mechanisms of formation and destruction of these species in different regions of the envelope. UV photodetachment was found to be the major destruction mechanism for both CN- and C3N- anions in those regions of the envelope, where they occur in peak abundance. It was also found that photodet...

  6. CN and CH Abundance Analysis in a Sample of Eight Galactic Globular Clusters

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    Smolinski, Jason P.; Lee, Y.; Beers, T. C.; Martell, S. L.; An, D.; Sivarani, T.

    2011-01-01

    Galactic globular clusters exhibit star-to-star variations in their light element abundances that are not predicted by formation and evolution models involving single stellar generations. Recently it has been suggested that internal pollution from early supernovae and AGB winds may have played important roles in forming a second generation of enriched stars. We present updated results of a CN and CH abundance analysis of stars from the base to the tip of the red giant branch, and in some cases down onto the main sequence, for eight globular clusters with available photometric and spectroscopic data from SDSS-I and SDSS-II/SEGUE. These results include a discussion of the radial distribution of CN enrichment and how this may impact the current paradigm. Funding for SDSS-I and SDSS-II has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, the Max Planck Society, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The SDSS Web Site is http://www.sdss.org/. This work was supported in part by grants PHY 02-16783 and PHY 08-22648: Physics Frontiers Center/Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), awarded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

  7. Electrochemical Catalysis of Inorganic Complex K4[Fe(CN)6] by Shewanellaoneidensis MR-1

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    Zheng, Zhiyong; Wu, Ranran; Xiao, Yong

    The interaction between metal and bacteria is a universal and important biogeochemical processin environment. As a dissimilatory metal reduction bacterium, the electrochemically activebacteriium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 can transfer intracellular electrons to minerals. This ability is attribute...... andelectrocatalysis mechanisms of S. oneidensis MR-1 are under investigation. The ability of S. oneidensis MR-1 to catalyze redoxaction of inorganic metal complex compounds will provide an insight on metal cycles in nature....... to the redox proteins localized on the outer-membrane, for example, the MtrC, MtrB, MtrA and CymA2. Here we investigate its electrochemical properties towards redoxinorganic redox compounds. It shows strong electrocatalysis toward electrochemical oxidation of K4[Fe(CN)6]. As a redox molecule, K4[Fe(CN)6] gives......, with almost disappearance of the cathodic peak and strengthen of the anodic peak, which is a typical catalysis feature of electrochemical oxidation. Further experiments show that S. oneidensis MR-1 does not give such electrocatalysis toredox compounds such as Ru[(NH3)6]Cl3and Resorufin. Selectivity...

  8. THE PECULIAR DISTRIBUTION OF CH3CN IN IRC +10216 SEEN BY ALMA.

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    Agúndez, M; Cernicharo, J; Quintana-Lacaci, G; Prieto, L Velilla; Castro-Carrizo, A; Marcelino, N; Guélin, M

    2015-12-01

    IRC +10216 is a circumstellar envelope around a carbon-rich evolved star which contains a large variety of molecules. According to interferometric observations, molecules are distributed either concentrated around the central star or as a hollow shell with a radius of ~15″. We present ALMA Cycle 0 band 6 observations of the J = 14 - 13 rotational transition of CH3CN in IRC +10216, obtained with an angular resolution of [Formula: see text]. The bulk of the emission is distributed as a hollow shell located at just ~2″ from the star, with a void of emission in the central region up to a radius of ~1″. This spatial distribution is markedly different from those found to date in this source for other molecules. Our analysis indicate that methyl cyanide is not formed neither in the stellar photosphere nor far in the outer envelope, but at radial distances as short as 1-2″, reaching a maximum abundance of ~ 0.02 molecules cm(-3) at 2″ from the star. Standard chemical models of IRC +10216 predict that the bulk of CH3CN molecules should be present at a radius of ~ 15″, where other species such as polyyne radicals and cyanopolyynes are observed, with an additional inner component within 1″ from the star. The non-uniform structure of the circumstellar envelope and grain surface processes are discussed as possible causes of the peculiar distribution of methyl cyanide in IRC +10216.

  9. Comprehensive analysis of the FASSST rotational spectrum of S(CN) 2

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    Kisiel, Zbigniew; Dorosh, Orest; Winnewisser, Manfred; Behnke, Markus; Medvedev, Ivan R.; De Lucia, Frank C.

    2007-11-01

    Results are reported of a comprehensive investigation of an almost continuous rotational spectrum of S(CN) 2 recorded over the frequency region 110-374 GHz by means of the FASSST spectroscopic technique. The spectrum was analysed in detail and over 22 000 transitions were assigned in total. Precise, octic order spectroscopic constants in the asymmetric rotor Hamiltonian have been determined for the ground state and 12 different vibrationally excited states of the parent isotopologue, including first excited states of five different normal modes. Three states near 370 cm -1 and four states near 490 cm -1 above the ground state were found to be mutually interacting and were successfully analysed in terms of a triad and a tetrad of coupled states, respectively. Rotational transitions in the 34S, 13C, and 15N isotopologues of S(CN) 2 have also been assigned and fitted, and newly determined rotational constants were used to derive the rm(1) geometry of the molecule. The complex multistate analysis of the spectrum was carried out with the newly developed AABS software package for Assignment and Analysis of Broadband Spectra.

  10. Growth of marine bacteria and ammonium regeneration from substrates in different C:N ratios

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    WANG Jiangtao; YIN Xiaonan

    2009-01-01

    Natural assemblages of marine bacteria were chosen in a batch culture experiments. The impact of varying nitrogen substrate concentrations and the substrate C:N ratios (C:Ns) on the bacterial C:N ratio (C:NB), the bacterial growth efficiency (BGE) and ammonium regeneration was mainly examined. The C:Ns ratios varied from 5:1 (carbon limitation) to 40:1 (nitrogen limitation) with varying combinations of glucose and NO3. The C:NB ratio had positive relationship with the C:Ns ratio (r=0.93, n=8), whose value was 3.77 when the C:Ns ratio was 5:1 but increased to 6.47 when the C:Ns ratio was 40:1. These results indicate that the C:NB ratio is a potential diagnostic tool for determining the bacterial growth in natural waters controlled by either, carbon or nitrogen. BGE decreased with the declining nitrate concentration and negatively related to C:Ns (r=-0.51,n=8). The average value of BGE was 0.20. This value was a little lower than other reports, which could be induced by the nitrogen source used in our experiments. Finally, regeneration time of ammonium delayed with the increasing C:Ns ratio, which indicates that there were different metabolism mechanisms when bacterial growth was limited by carbon source and nitrogen source.

  11. Effects of Tl on the electrocrystallisation of thick Au layers from KAu(CN) 2 solutions

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    Bozzini, Benedetto; Fanigliulo, Ameriga

    2002-08-01

    Electrocrystallisation of thick (exceeding a few microns) gold layers from weakly acidic KAu(CN) 2 aqueous solutions is not feasible unless specific addition agents are present in the bath. Tl + salts are empirically known to enhance the growth rate of gold. In this paper we investigate the action of Tl + at the growth interface by electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical techniques and propose a mechanism for its action as a cathodic depolariser. The electrochemical behaviour of Tl + was studied by linear sweep voltammetry, cyclic voltammetry, and differential capacitance measurements. The interactions of Tl + and CN - at the growth interface were studied in-situ during the electrocrystallisation process by Raman and FT-IR spectroscopies. Cyanoaurate baths display a significant cathodic passivation, which is reduced by addition of Tl +. Voltammograms of baths containing Tl + show underpotential deposition features but no stripping peaks. Spectroelectrochemistry shows that the deposition of Tl + is specifically active in cathodically passivated areas. This behaviour is suggestive of an assisted Au electrodeposition mechanism. Tl is oxidatively desorbed by Au(I), giving rise to the growth of thick, pure gold films.

  12. The first direct measurement of 12C(12C,n)23Mg at stellar energies

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    Bucher, B; Fang, X; Heger, A; Almaraz-Calderon, S; Alongi, A; Ayangeakaa, A D; Beard, M; Best, A; Browne, J; Cahillane, C; Couder, M; deBoer, R J; Kontos, A; Lamm, L; Li, Y J; Long, A; Lu, W; Lyons, S; Notani, M; Patel, D; Paul, N; Pignatari, M; Roberts, A; Robertson, D; Smith, K; Stech, E; Talwar, R; Tan, W P; Wiescher, M; Woosley, S E

    2015-01-01

    Neutrons produced by the carbon fusion reaction 12C(12C,n)23Mg play an important role in stellar nucleosynthesis. However, past studies have shown large discrepancies between experimental data and theory, leading to an uncertain cross section extrapolation at astrophysical energies. We present the first direct measurement that extends deep into the astrophysical energy range along with a new and improved extrapolation technique based on experimental data from the mirror reaction 12C(12C,p)23Na. The new reaction rate has been determined with a well-defined uncertainty that exceeds the precision required by astrophysics models. Using our constrained rate, we find that 12C(12C,n)23Mg is crucial to the production of Na and Al in Pop-III Pair Instability Supernovae. It also plays a non-negligible role in the production of weak s-process elements as well as in the production of the important galactic gamma-ray emitter 60Fe.

  13. Detection of circumstellar CH2CHCN, CH2CN, CH3CCH and H2CS

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    Agundez, M; Cernicharo, J; Pardo, J R; Guélin, M

    2007-01-01

    We report on the detection of vinyl cyanide (CH2CHCN), cyanomethyl radical (CH2CN), methylacetylene (CH3CCH) and thioformaldehyde (H2CS) in the C-rich star IRC +10216. These species, which are all known to exist in dark clouds, are detected for the first time in the circumstellar envelope around an AGB star. The four molecules have been detected trough pure rotational transitions in the course of a 3 mm line survey carried out with the IRAM 30-m telescope. The molecular column densities are derived by constructing rotational temperature diagrams. A detailed chemical model of the circumstellar envelope is used to analyze the formation of these molecular species. We have found column densities in the range 5 x 10^(12)- 2 x 10^(13) cm^(-2), which translates to abundances relative to H2 of several 10^(-9). The chemical model is reasonably successful in explaining the derived abundances through gas phase synthesis in the cold outer envelope. We also find that some of these molecules, CH2CHCN and CH2CN, are most pr...

  14. Polymerization of Acetonitrile via a Hydrogen Transfer Reaction from CH3 to CN under Extreme Conditions.

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    Zheng, Haiyan; Li, Kuo; Cody, George D; Tulk, Christopher A; Dong, Xiao; Gao, Guoying; Molaison, Jamie J; Liu, Zhenxian; Feygenson, Mikhail; Yang, Wenge; Ivanov, Ilia N; Basile, Leonardo; Idrobo, Juan-Carlos; Guthrie, Malcolm; Mao, Ho-Kwang

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    Acetonitrile (CH3 CN) is the simplest and one of the most stable nitriles. Reactions usually occur on the C≡N triple bond, while the C-H bond is very inert and can only be activated by a very strong base or a metal catalyst. It is demonstrated that C-H bonds can be activated by the cyano group under high pressure, but at room temperature. The hydrogen atom transfers from the CH3 to CN along the CH⋅⋅⋅N hydrogen bond, which produces an amino group and initiates polymerization to form a dimer, 1D chain, and 2D nanoribbon with mixed sp(2) and sp(3) bonded carbon. Finally, it transforms into a graphitic polymer by eliminating ammonia. This study shows that applying pressure can induce a distinctive reaction which is guided by the structure of the molecular crystal. It highlights the fact that very inert C-H can be activated by high pressure, even at room temperature and without a catalyst.

  15. Cloning, Expression Profiling and Functional Analysis of CnHMGS, a Gene Encoding 3-hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Synthase from Chamaemelum nobile.

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    Cheng, Shuiyuan; Wang, Xiaohui; Xu, Feng; Chen, Qiangwen; Tao, Tingting; Lei, Jing; Zhang, Weiwei; Liao, Yongling; Chang, Jie; Li, Xingxiang

    2016-03-08

    Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile L.) is renowned for its production of essential oils, which major components are sesquiterpenoids. As the important enzyme in the sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase (HMGS) catalyze the crucial step in the mevalonate pathway in plants. To isolate and identify the functional genes involved in the sesquiterpene biosynthesis of C. nobile L., a HMGS gene designated as CnHMGS (GenBank Accession No. KU529969) was cloned from C. nobile. The cDNA sequence of CnHMGS contained a 1377 bp open reading frame encoding a 458-amino-acid protein. The sequence of the CnHMGS protein was highly homologous to those of HMGS proteins from other plant species. Phylogenetic tree analysis revealed that CnHMGS clustered with the HMGS of Asteraceae in the dicotyledon clade. Further functional complementation of CnHMGS in the mutant yeast strain YSC6274 lacking HMGS activity demonstrated that the cloned CnHMGS cDNA encodes a functional HMGS. Transcript profile analysis indicated that CnHMGS was preferentially expressed in flowers and roots of C. nobile. The expression of CnHMGS could be upregulated by exogenous elicitors, including methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid, suggesting that CnHMGS was elicitor-responsive. The characterization and expression analysis of CnHMGS is helpful to understand the biosynthesis of sesquiterpenoid in C. nobile at the molecular level and also provides molecular wealth for the biotechnological improvement of this important medicinal plant.

  16. Crystal structure of the coordination polymer [FeIII2{PtII(CN4}3

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The title complex, poly[dodeca-μ-cyanido-diiron(IIItriplatinum(II], [FeIII2{PtII(CN4}3], has a three-dimensional polymeric structure. It is built-up from square-planar [PtII(CN4]2− anions (point group symmetry 2/m bridging cationic [FeIIIPtII(CN4]+∞ layers extending in the bc plane. The FeII atoms of the layers are located on inversion centres and exhibit an octahedral coordination sphere defined by six N atoms of cyanide ligands, while the PtII atoms are located on twofold rotation axes and are surrounded by four C atoms of the cyanide ligands in a square-planar coordination. The geometrical preferences of the two cations for octahedral and square-planar coordination, respectively, lead to a corrugated organisation of the layers. The distance between neighbouring [FeIIIPtII(CN4]+∞ layers corresponds to the length a/2 = 8.0070 (3 Å, and the separation between two neighbouring PtII atoms of the bridging [PtII(CN4]2− groups corresponds to the length of the c axis [7.5720 (2 Å]. The structure is porous with accessible voids of 390 Å3 per unit cell.

  17. Mechanical Properties And Microstructure Of AlN/SiCN Nanocomposite Coatings Prepared By R.F.-Reactive Sputtering Method

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    Nakafushi Y.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available FIn this work, AlN/SiCN composite coatings were deposited by r.f.-reactive sputtering method using a facing target-type sputtering (FTS apparatus with composite targets consisting of Al plate and SiC chips in a gaseous mixture of Ar and N2, and investigated their mechanical properties and microstructure. The indentation hardness (HIT of AlN/SiCN coatings prepared from composite targets consisting of 8 ~32 chips of SiC and Al plate showed the maximum value of about 29~32 GPa at a proper nitrogen gas flow rate. X-ray diffraction (XRD patterns for the AlN/SiCN composite coatings indicated the presence of the only peeks of hexagonal (B4 structured AlN phase. AlN coatings clarified the columnar structure of the cross sectional view TEM observation. On the other hand, microstructure of AlN/SiCN composite coatings changed from columnar to equiaxed structure with increasing SiCN content. HR-TEM observation clarified that the composite coatings consisted of very fine equiaxial grains of B4 structured AlN phase and amorphous phase.

  18. Resonance Scattering Spectral Determination of HAS with a New Scattering Enhanced Reagent of K3[Fe(CN)6

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    JIANG,Zhi-Liang(蒋治良); PENG,Zhong-Li(彭忠利); LIU,Shao-Pu(刘绍璞)

    2002-01-01

    A new resonance scattering spectral (RSS) method for the determination of human serum album (HSA) has been proposed with the resonance scattering enhanced reagent of K3[Fe(CN)6]. In the medium of HCl (2,0× 10-3 mol/L), HSA may combine with [Fe(CN)6]3- by intermolecular forces (mainly by electrostatic force) to form {[Fe (CN)6]3n-HSAm+ }k nanoparticle of the ion-association complexes of HSAm+-[Fe(CN)6]3n-. There is a strongest resonance scattering intensity at 351 nm, owing to the existence of the resonance scattering of the nanoparticle, [Fe(CN)6]3- molecular absorption and the non-distribution of the emission intensity of Xe lamp in the range of 200-1000 nm. In addition, two resonance scattering peaks at 470 and 700 nm were observed. Tne HSA concentration in the range of 0-12 μg/mL is lhear to the resonance scattering intensity at 351 mn. The determination limit of this method is 0.1 μg/mL HSA, about ten-fold lower than that of Coomassie brilliant blue protein assay. This method has been used for the determination of HSA in human serum ami synthetic samples with satisfactory results. The mechanism of enhanced resonance scattering light, the TEM of the particle, the concepts of quasi-elastic absorption and tm-elastic absorption were also discussed.

  19. Observation and modeling of anomalous CN polarization profiles produced by the molecular Paschen-Back effect in sunspots

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    Ramos, A A; Collados, M

    2005-01-01

    We report novel spectropolarimetric observations of sunspots carried out with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter (TIP) in a near-IR spectral region around 15410 A, which is known to contain two groups of prominent OH lines that show circular polarization signals of opposite polarity. Surrounding these well-known OH lines, we have discovered the presence of CN lines of the $\\Delta v=1$ band which show anomalous polarization profiles. Although the Stokes V signals of the OH lines are antisymmetric and with a sizable amplitude, the CN lines show almost negligible circular polarization. On the contrary, the linear polarization signals turn out to be much stronger in the CN lines than in the OH lines. Interestingly, these CN lines present striking antisymmetric linear polarization profiles, which we are able to explain and model via the Paschen-Back effect theory for diatomic molecules. The presence of such peculiar CN lines in the same spectral region of the OH lines may be useful to improve our empirical knowledg...

  20. Impact of Cn2 profile on tomographic reconstruction performance: application to E-ELT wide field AO systems

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    Costille, A.; Fusco, T.

    2012-07-01

    New techniques of Adaptive Optics (AO), generically called Wide Field AO, have been developed in the frame of the design study for new instruments for Extremely Large Telescopes (ELI). Concepts such as Multi-Conjugate AO are based on a tomographic reconstruction of the turbulent volume followed by a projection onto DM(s) in order to ensure a good correction in a large Field of View. These systems require a 3D phase reconstruction and a statistical representation of the turbulent volume through the knowledge of the Cn2 profile, which has a strong impact on performance. We focus our study on the analysis of the impact of the structure and the parameters, which define the Cn2 profile, on the performance of a given tomographic system for an ELI. In this article, we perform simulation to emphasize the terms which are directly linked to the knowledge of the true input Cn2 profile, which simulates the input turbulent perturbations, and to the Cn2 profile which is used as a model in the reconstruction process. We determine and discuss the level of the accuracy needed on the Cn2 profile to limit the tomographic error term and to ensure a good performance. We show that a good sampling of the input turbulence is required to ensure performance of the system.

  1. Observation and Modeling of Anomalous CN Polarization Profiles Produced by the Molecular Paschen-Back Effect in Sunspots

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    Asensio Ramos, A.; Trujillo Bueno, J.; Collados, M.

    2005-04-01

    We report novel spectropolarimetric observations of sunspots carried out with the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter in a near-IR spectral region around 15410 Å, which is known to contain two groups of prominent OH lines that show circular polarization signals of opposite polarity. Surrounding these well-known OH lines, we have discovered the presence of CN lines of the Δv=1 band that show anomalous polarization profiles. Although the Stokes V signals of the OH lines are antisymmetric and of a sizable amplitude, the CN lines show almost negligible circular polarization. On the contrary, the linear polarization signals turn out to be much stronger in the CN lines than in the OH lines. Interestingly, these CN lines present striking antisymmetric linear polarization profiles, which we are able to explain and model via the Paschen-Back effect theory for diatomic molecules. The presence of such peculiar CN lines in the same spectral region of the OH lines may be useful to improve our empirical knowledge of solar magnetic fields via the simultaneous observation and modeling of the transverse and longitudinal Zeeman effects in two different molecular species.

  2. Prediction of the Spectroscopic Parameters of New Iron Compounds: Hydride of Iron Cyanide/Isocyanide, HFeCN/HFeNC

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    Redondo, Pilar; Barrientos, Carmen; Largo, Antonio

    2016-09-01

    Iron is the most abundant transition metal in space. Its abundance is similar to that of magnesium, and until today only, FeO and FeCN have been detected. However, magnesium-bearing compounds such as MgCN, MgNC, and HMgNC are found in IRC+10216. It seems that the hydrides of iron cyanide/isocyanide could be good candidates to be present in space. In the present work we carried out a characterization of the different minima on the quintet and triplet [C, Fe, H, N] potential energy surfaces, employing several theoretical approaches. The most stable isomers are predicted to be hydride of iron cyanide HFeCN, and isocyanide HFeNC, in their 5Δ states. Both isomers are found to be quasi-isoenergetics. The HFeNC isomer is predicted to lie about 0.5 kcal/mol below HFeCN. The barrier for the interconversion process is estimated to be around 6.0 kcal/mol, making this process unfeasible under low temperature conditions, such as those in the interstellar medium. Therefore, both HFeCN and HFeNC could be candidates for their detection. We report geometrical parameters, vibrational frequencies, and rotational constants that could help with their experimental characterization.

  3. Influence of trimethylsilane flow on the microstructure, mechanical and tribological properties of CrSiCN coatings in water lubrication

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    Wu, Zhiwei; Zhou, Fei; Wang, Qianzhi; Zhou, Zhifeng; Yan, Jiwang; Li, Lawrence Kwok-Yan

    2015-11-01

    CrSiCN coatings with different silicon and carbon contents were deposited on silicon wafers and 316L stainless steels using unbalanced magnetron sputtering via adjusting trimethylsilane (TMS) flow, and their microstructure and mechanical properties were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy(SEM), X-ray photoelectrons spectroscopy(XPS) and nano-indenter, respectively. The tribological properties of CrSiCN coatings sliding against SiC balls in water were investigated using ball-on-disk tribometer. The results showed that the CrSiCN coatings had fine composite microstructure consisting of nanocrystallites of Cr(C, N) crystal and amorphous phases such as a-Si3N4 and a-C(a-CNx). The typical columnar structures changed from fine cluster to coarse ones when the Si content was beyond 3.4 at.%. With an increase in the TMS flow, the hardness and Young's modulus of Corsican coatings all first increased, and then rapidly decreased, but the compressive stress in the coatings varied in the range of 2.8-4.8 GPa. When the TMS flow was 10 sccm, the CrSiCN coatings exhibited the highest hardness of 21.3 GPa and the lowest friction coefficient (0.11) and wear rate (8.4 × 10-8 mm3/N m). But when the TMS flow was beyond 15 sccm, the tribological properties of CrSiCN coatings in water became poor.

  4. Soil C:N ratio as a predictor of annual riverine DOC flux at local and global scales

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    Aitkenhead, J. A.; McDowell, W. H.

    2000-03-01

    Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is important in a wide variety of chemical, physical, and biological processes in surface waters. We examined the relationship between DOC flux and soil C:N ratio on a biome basis. DOC fluxes for 164 rivers were subdivided into 15 biome types including tropical rain forest, coniferous forests, peatland, deciduous forests, mixed forests, and grasslands. A database of soil C:N ratios was constructed and subdivided into biome types. At a global scale, mean soil C:N ratio of a biome accounts for 99.2% of the variance in annual riverine DOC flux among biomes. The relationship between soil C:N ratio and DOC flux at the biome scale was used to predict annual riverine DOC flux at the watershed scale for three test watersheds not included in the original model. Predicted flux of each watershed was within 4.5% of the actual DOC flux. Using the C:N model, we estimated the total export of carbon from land to the oceans to be 3.6×1014 g yr-1. This empirical model should be useful in predicting changes in DOC flux under changing climatic conditions.

  5. New Insights into Understanding Irreversible and Reversible Lithium Storage within SiOC and SiCN Ceramics

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    Magdalena Graczyk-Zajac

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Within this work we define structural properties of the silicon carbonitride (SiCN and silicon oxycarbide (SiOC ceramics which determine the reversible and irreversible lithium storage capacities, long cycling stability and define the major differences in the lithium storage in SiCN and SiOC. For both ceramics, we correlate the first cycle lithiation or delithiation capacity and cycling stability with the amount of SiCN/SiOC matrix or free carbon phase, respectively. The first cycle lithiation and delithiation capacities of SiOC materials do not depend on the amount of free carbon, while for SiCN the capacity increases with the amount of carbon to reach a threshold value at ~50% of carbon phase. Replacing oxygen with nitrogen renders the mixed bond Si-tetrahedra unable to sequester lithium. Lithium is more attracted by oxygen in the SiOC network due to the more ionic character of Si-O bonds. This brings about very high initial lithiation capacities, even at low carbon content. If oxygen is replaced by nitrogen, the ceramic network becomes less attractive for lithium ions due to the more covalent character of Si-N bonds and lower electron density on the nitrogen atom. This explains the significant difference in electrochemical behavior which is observed for carbon-poor SiCN and SiOC materials.

  6. Close to the Sky

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    2007-11-01

    Today, a new ALMA outreach and educational book was publicly presented to city officials of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, as part of the celebrations of the anniversary of the Andean village. ESO PR Photo 50a/07 ESO PR Photo 50a/07 A Useful Tool for Schools Entitled "Close to the sky: Biological heritage in the ALMA area", and edited in English and Spanish by ESO in Chile, the book collects unique on-site observations of the flora and fauna of the ALMA region performed by experts commissioned to investigate it and to provide key initiatives to protect it. "I thank the ALMA project for providing us a book that will surely be a good support for the education of children and youngsters of San Pedro de Atacama. Thanks to this publication, we expect our rich flora and fauna to be better known. I invite teachers and students to take advantage of this educational resource, which will be available in our schools", commented Ms. Sandra Berna, the Mayor of San Pedro de Atacama, who was given the book by representatives of the ALMA global collaboration project. Copies of the book 'Close to the sky' will be donated to all schools in the area, as a contribution to the education of students and young people in northern Chile. "From the very beginning of the project, ALMA construction has had a firm commitment to environment and local culture, protecting unique flora and fauna species and preserving old estancias belonging to the Likan Antai culture," said Jacques Lassalle, who represented ALMA at the hand-over. "Animals like the llama, the fox or the condor do not only live in the region where ALMA is now being built, but they are also key elements of the ancient Andean constellations. In this sense they are part of the same sky that will be explored by ALMA in the near future." ESO PR Photo 50c/07 ESO PR Photo 50c/07 Presentation of the ALMA book The ALMA Project is a giant, international observatory currently under construction on the high-altitude Chajnantor site in Chile

  7. Effects of wildfires on ash Carbon, Nitrogen and C/N ratio in Mediterranean forests

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    Pereira, P.; Ubeda, X.; Martin, D. A.

    2009-04-01

    Carbon (C) and Nitrogen(N) are key nutrients in ecosystems health and the more affected by fire temperatures, because of their low temperatures of volatilization. After a wildfire, due higher temperatures reached, a great amount of C and N can be evacuated from the ecosystems and the percentage of C and N not vaporized is concentrated in ashes. Hence, the study of ash C and N is of major importance because will be linked with the capacity of ecosystem recuperation. The aim of this work is study the C, and C/N of three wildfires occurred in Mediterranean forests dominated by Quercus suber and Pinus pinea in Portugal. In the first wildfire, named "Quinta do Conde", we collected 30 samples, in the second, "Quinta da Areia", 32 samples and the third, "Casal do Sapo" 40 samples To estimate the consequences of wildfires in the parameters in study, we collected several samples of unburned litter near burned areas, composed by the same vegetation. The results showed that wildfires induced in % of Total Carbon (%TC) ashes content a non significantly reduction in Quinta do Conde plot (at a pQuercus suber samples and a rise until the 300°C in Pinus pinaster samples decreasing thereafter especially after the 400°C. In %TN we identified a rise in both species reducing abruptly at 450°C. C/N ratio decrease importantly after the 150°C. Theses results showed us that wildfires can have different effects C and N litter resources, depending on the severity and temperature reached. Crossing the results obtained in laboratory simulations with the samples collected in wildfires we will have an idea about the severity and temperature occurred in each wildfire. Overall, the lower severity were observed in Quinta do Conde plot and the higher in Casal do Sapo plot, being Quinta da Areia in a middle position. The C and N levels after a wildfire will determine the capacity of landscape recuperation and according the data obtained this will be higher in Quinta do Conde plot and lesser in

  8. Closed suction drain with bulb

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000039.htm Closed suction drain with bulb To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. A closed suction drain is used to remove fluids that build ...

  9. Usefulness of the Modified NRCS-CN Method for the Assessment of Direct Runoff in a Mountain Catchment

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    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of modified methods, developed on the basis of NRCS-CN method, in determining the size of an effective rainfall (direct runoff. The analyses were performed for the mountain catchment of the Kamienica river, right-hand tributary of the Dunajec. The amount of direct runoff was calculated using the following methods: (1 Original NRCS-CN model, (2 Mishra- Singh model (MS model, (3 Sahu-Mishra-Eldho model (SME model, (4 Sahu 1-p model, (5 Sahu 3-p model, and (6 Q_base model. The study results indicated that the amount of direct runoff, determined on the basis of the original NRCS-CN method, may differ significantly from the actually observed values. The best results were achieved when the direct runoff was determined using the SME and Sahu 3-p model.

  10. Effect of Rare Earths on Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of TiCN/Al2O3 Ceramics

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    Li Xikun; Xiu Zhimeng; Sun Xundong

    2004-01-01

    The effects of Y on mechanical properties and microstructure of TiCN/Al2O3 ceramics were studied in details. The experimental results show that the mechanical properties and microstructure can be improved by adding rare earth in TiCN/Al2 O3 ceramics, flexural strength and fracture toughness of the composites increased when Y is doped by 18.99% and 18.58% than those of the matrix, respectively. Microstructure of cracks extension was observed through SEM and TEM. The mechanics of particles bridge, cracks branch and cracks deflection are enforced obviously during the processes of cracks extension because strong interfaces and weak interfaces coexist, so manifold mechanics of enforcement of toughness act upon together to increase fracture toughness of TiCN/Al2 O3 doped with Y.

  11. Effective Biological Nitrogen Removal Treatment Processes for Domestic Wastewaters with Low C/N Ratios: A Review

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    Sun, Sheng-Peng; Pellicer i Nàcher, Carles; Merkey, Brian

    2010-01-01

    with high efficiency and relative low costs. However, the removal of nitrogen from domestic wastewater with a low carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratio can often be limited in municipal wastewater plants (WWTPs) because organic carbon is a limiting factor for denitrification. The present work reviews innovative....... They can effectively be used for nitrogen removal from low C/N domestic wastewater without external carbon addition. In addition, conventional and alternative carbon sources for enhanced biological nitrogen removal were also reviewed. We conclude that alternative carbon sources such as wine distillery...... at large scale for nitrogen removal from low C/N domestic wastewater, (2) further method logic are explored to introduce the Anammox pathway into domestic wastewater treatment, and (3) alternative carbon sources are explored and optimized for supporting the denitrification. With these efforts, cost...

  12. Nursery Culture Performance of Litopenaeus vannamei with Probiotics Addition and Different C/N Ratio Under Laboratory Condition

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    Full Text Available Application of bioflocs technology and probiotics has improved water quality and production of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei culture. This experiment was to verify the effect of probiotic bacteria addition and different carbon:nitrogen (C:N ratio on water quality and performance of Pacific white shrimp nursery culture. Nursery culture was carried out for 25 days in an aquarium under laboratory condition with stock density of one Post-Larvae (PL (poslarval per liter (24 PL/aquarium of PL16 shrimp. Different C:N ratio resulted a significant difference on shrimp production performance. Treatment of 10 C:N ratio demonstrated the best shrimp growth (20.37 + 0.48% per day in weight and 6.05 + 0.41% per day in length, harvesting yield (1180 + 62 g/m3 and feed efficiency (121 + 6%. There was however no significant difference observed between treatments in water quality.

  13. Antimicrobial peptide (Cn-AMP2) from liquid endosperm of Cocos nucifera forms amyloid-like fibrillar structure.

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    Gour, Shalini; Kaushik, Vibha; Kumar, Vijay; Bhat, Priyanka; Yadav, Subhash C; Yadav, Jay K

    2016-04-01

    Cn-AMP2 is an antimicrobial peptide derived from liquid endosperm of coconut (Cocos nucifera). It consists of 11 amino acid residues and predicted to have high propensity for β-sheet formation that disposes this peptide to be amyloidogenic. In the present study, we have examined the amyloidogenic propensities of Cn-AMP2 in silico and then tested the predictions under in vitro conditions. The in silico study revealed that the peptide possesses high amyloidogenic propensity comparable with Aβ. Upon solubilisation and agitation in aqueous buffer, Cn-AMP2 forms visible aggregates that display bathochromic shift in the Congo red absorbance spectra, strong increase in thioflavin T fluorescence and fibrillar morphology under transmission electron microscopy. All these properties are typical of an amyloid fibril derived from various proteins/peptides including Aβ.

  14. Corrosion electrochemical mechanism of chemical mechanical polishing of copper in K3Fe(CN)6 solution

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    何捍卫; 胡岳华; 黄可龙

    2002-01-01

    Polarization curves of copper were measured in NH3*H2O media containing K3Fe(CN)6. Components of passive film were analyzed by XPS. Relation of polishing rate with corrosion current density was investigated during CMP. Copper can be passivated in the slurry and main component of passive film is Cu4Fe(CN)6. Relation of polishing rate with corrosion current density is linear direct ratio and expressed as R=KJcorr during CMP. Coefficient K varies with different slurry systems but is constant under experimental conditions, which does not vary with NH3*H2O, K3Fe(CN)6, γ-Al2O3 concentrations, polishing pressures and rotative rate in a slurry system during CMP.

  15. In situ measurements of HCN and CH3CN over the Pacific Ocean: Sources, sinks, and budgets

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    Singh, H. B.; Salas, L.; Herlth, D.; Kolyer, R.; Czech, E.; Viezee, W.; Li, Q.; Jacob, D. J.; Blake, D.; Sachse, G.; Harward, C. N.; Fuelberg, H.; Kiley, C. M.; Zhao, Y.; Kondo, Y.

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    We report the first in situ measurements of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and methyl cyanide (CH3CN, acetonitrile) from the Pacific troposphere (0-12 km) obtained during the NASA Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) airborne mission (February-April 2001). Mean HCN and CH3CN mixing ratios of 243 ± 118 (median 218) ppt and 149 ± 56 (median 138) ppt, respectively, were measured. These in situ observations correspond to a mean tropospheric HCN column of 4.2 × 1015 molecules cm-2 and a CH3CN column of 2.5 × 1015 molecules cm-2. This is in good agreement with the 0-12 km HCN column of 4.4 (±0.6) × 1015 molecules cm-2 derived from infrared solar spectroscopic observations over Japan. Mixing ratios of HCN and CH3CN were greatly enhanced in pollution outflow from Asia and were well correlated with each other as well as with known tracers of biomass combustion (e.g., CH3Cl, CO). Volumetric enhancement (or emission) ratios (ERs) relative to CO in free tropospheric plumes, likely originating from fires, were 0.34% for HCN and 0.17% for CH3CN. ERs with respect to CH3Cl and CO in selected biomass burning (BB) plumes in the free troposphere and in boundary layer pollution episodes are used to estimate a global BB source of 0.8 ± 0.4 Tg (N) yr-1 for HCN and 0.4 ± 0.1 Tg (N) yr-1 for CH3CN. In comparison, emissions from industry and fossil fuel combustion are quite small (CN indicated reduced mixing ratios in the marine boundary layer (MBL). Using a simple box model, the observed gradients across the top of the MBL are used to derive an oceanic loss rate of 8.8 × 10-15 g (N) cm-2 s-1 for HCN and 3.4 × 10-15 g (N) cm-2 s-1 for CH3CN. An air-sea exchange model is used to conclude that this flux can be maintained if the oceans are undersaturated in HCN and CH3CN by 27% and 6%, respectively. These observations also correspond to an open ocean mean deposition velocity (vd) of 0.12 cm s-1 for HCN and 0.06 cm s-1 for CH3CN. It is inferred that oceanic loss is a

  16. Gold nano-particle formation from crystalline AuCN: Comparison of thermal, plasma- and ion-beam activated decomposition

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    Beck, Mihály T.; Bertóti, Imre; Mohai, Miklós; Németh, Péter; Jakab, Emma; Szabó, László; Szépvölgyi, János

    2017-02-01

    In this work, in addition to the conventional thermal process, two non-conventional ways, the plasma and ion beam activations are described for preparing gold nanoparticles from microcrystalline AuCN precursor. The phase formation at plasma and ion beam treatments was compared with that at thermal treatments and the products and transformations were characterized by thermogravimetry-mass-spectrometry (TG-MS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TG-MS measurements in Ar atmosphere revealed that AuCN decomposition starts at 400 °C and completes at ≈700 °C with evolution of gaseous (CN)2. XPS and TEM show that in heat treatment at 450 °C for 1 h in Ar, loss of nitrogen and carbon occurs and small, 5-30 nm gold particles forms. Heating at 450 °C for 10 h in sealed ampoule, much larger, 60-200 nm size and well faceted Au particles develop together with a fibrous (CN)n polymer phase, and the Au crystallites are covered by a 3-5 nm thick polymer shell. Low pressure Ar plasma treatment at 300 eV energy results in 4-20 nm size Au particles and removes most of the nitrogen and part of carbon. During Ar+ ion bombardment with 2500 eV energy, 5-30 nm size Au crystallites form already in 10 min, with preferential loss of nitrogen and with increased amount of carbon residue. The results suggest that plasma and ion beam activation, acting similarly to thermal treatment, may be used to prepare Au nanoparticles from AuCN on selected surface areas either by depositing AuCN precursors on selected regions or by focusing the applied ionized radiation. Thus they may offer alternative ways for preparing tailor-made catalysts, electronic devices and sensors for different applications.

  17. Spectral Characteristics of CN Radical(B→X)and Its Application in Determination of Rotational and Vibrational Temperatures of Plasma

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    PENG Zhi-Min; DING Yan-Jun; ZHAI Xiao-Doug; YANG Qian-Suo; JIANG Zong-Lin

    2011-01-01

    The aim is to resolve the difficulties of measurement of temperature at several thousands of Celsius degrees for some unstable non-equilibrium gas flows. Based on the molecular spectroscopy theory and inherent molecular structure characteristics of the CN radical, the dependence of the spectral profile on the rotational temperature (RT), vibrational temperature (VT) and optical apparatus function are numerically explored within some certain ranges. Meanwhile, by comparing the numerically calculated spectra with the experimental spectra of the CN radical, the corresponding RT and VT of the plasma induced by the interaction of the laser pulse from an oscillated Nd: YAG laser with the coal target are determined, respectively. In addition, a short discussion on the thermodynamic state and the energy transfer process of the CN radical is also given.%@@ The aim is to resolve the difficulties of measurement of temperature at several thousands of Celsius degrees for some unstable non-equilibrium gas flows.Based on the molecular spectroscopy theory and inherent molecular structure characteristics of the CN radical, the dependence of the spectral profile on the rotational temperature (RT), vibrational temperature(VT)and optical apparatus function are numerically explored within some certain ranges.Meanwhile, by comparing the numerically calculated spectra with the experimental spectra of the CN radical, the corresponding RT and VT of the plasma induced by the interaction of the laser pulse from an oscillated Nd:YAG laser with the coal target are determined, respectively.In addition, a short discussion on the thermodynamic state and the energy transfer process of the CN radical is also given.

  18. Risk Factors for Central Lymph Node Metastasis in CN0 Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Full Text Available Central lymph node metastasis (CLNM is common in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC. Prophylactic central lymph node dissection (PCLND for patients with clinically negative central compartment lymph nodes (CN0 remains controversial. The phrase "clinically negative" is used to indicate that patients exhibited no clinical evidence of CLNM by ultrasonography (US or computerized tomography (CT preoperatively. In this study, we analyze the risk factors for CLNM in CN0 patients.The PUBMED and SCIE databases were systematically searched for works published through January 31, 2015. All of the patients included in this study underwent thyroidectomy+PCLND. Revman 5.3 software was used to analyze the data.Twenty studies and 9084 patients were included in this meta-analysis. The following variables were associated with an increased risk of CLNM in CN0 patients: age 2 cm for PTC patients (OR = 2.98, 95% CI 2.08-4.28, p 0.5 cm for papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC patients (OR = 2.30, 95% CI = 1.71-3.09, p 1 cm exhibited a higher risk factor associated with CLNM than PTMC (tumor size < 1 cm (OR = 2.83, 95% CI = 2.15-3.72, p<0.00001. Bilateral tumors (OR = 1.21, 95% CI = 0.92-1.58, p = 0.17 and lymphocytic thyroiditis (OR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.71-1.09, p = 0.25 had no association with CLNM in CN0 patients.Our systematic review identified several clinical features associated with CLNM in CN0 patients, including age, sex, multifocality, size, location, lymphovascular invasion, capsular invasion, and extrathyroidal extension. These factors should guide the application of PCLND in CN0 patients.

  19. Closing photoconductive semiconductor switches

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    Loubriel, G.M.; Zutavern, F.J.; Hjalmarson, H.P.; O' Malley, M.W.

    1989-01-01

    One of the most important limitations of Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches (PCSS) for pulsed power applications is the high laser powers required to activate the switches. In this paper, we discuss recent developments on two different aspects of GaAs PCSS that result in reductions in laser power by a factor of nearly 1000. The advantages of using GaAs over Si are many. First of all, the resistivity of GaAs can be orders of magnitude higher than that of the highest resistivity Si material, thus allowing GaAs switches to withstand dc voltages without thermal runaway. Secondly, GaAs has a higher carrier mobility than Si and, thus, is more efficient (per carrier). Finally, GaAs switches can have naturally fast (ns) opening times at room temperature and low fields, microsecond opening times at liquid nitrogen temperature of 77 K, or, on demand, closing and opening at high fields and room temperature by a mechanism called lock-on (see Ref. 1). By contrast, Si switches typically opening times of milliseconds. The amount of laser light required to trigger GaAs for lock-on, or at 77 K, is about three orders of magnitude lower than at room temperature. In this paper we describe the study of lock-on in GaAs and InP, as well as switching of GaAs at 77 K. We shall show that when GaAs is switched at 77 K, the carrier lifetime is about three orders of magnitude longer than it is at room temperature. We shall explain the change in lifetime in terms of the change in electron capture cross section of the deep levels in GaAs (these are defect or impurity levels in the band gap). In the second section, we describe the lock-on effect, now seen in GaAs and InP, and at fields as high as 70 kV/cm. We show how lock-on can be tailored by changing the GaAs temperature or by neutron bombardment. In the third section, we discuss possible lock-on mechanisms. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  20. Validation Through Simulations of a Cn2 Profiler for the ESO/VLT Adaptive Optics Facility

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    Garcia-Rissmann, A; Kolb, J; Louarn, M Le; Madec, P -Y; Neichel, B

    2015-01-01

    The Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) project envisages transforming one of the VLT units into an adaptive telescope and providing its ESO (European Southern Observatory) second generation instruments with turbulence corrected wavefronts. For MUSE and HAWK-I this correction will be achieved through the GALACSI and GRAAL AO modules working in conjunction with a 1170 actuators Deformable Secondary Mirror (DSM) and the new Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF). Multiple wavefront sensors will enable GLAO and LTAO capabilities, whose performance can greatly benefit from a knowledge about the stratification of the turbulence in the atmosphere. This work, totally based on end-to-end simulations, describes the validation tests conducted on a Cn2 profiler adapted for the AOF specifications. Because an absolute profile calibration is strongly dependent on a reliable knowledge of turbulence parameters r0 and L0, the tests presented here refer only to normalized output profiles. Uncertainties in the input parameters inherent t...

  1. Biogenic FeS accelerates reductive dechlorination of carbon tetrachloride by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32.

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    Huo, Ying-Chao; Li, Wen-Wei; Chen, Chang-Bin; Li, Chen-Xuan; Zeng, Raymond; Lau, Tai-Chu; Huang, Tian-Yin

    2016-12-01

    Dissimilatory metal reducing bacteria (DMRB) widely exist in the subsurface environment and are involved in various contaminant degradation and element geochemical cycling processes. Recent studies suggest that DMRB can biosynthesize metal nanoparticles during metal reduction, but it is unclear yet how such biogenic nanomaterials would affect their decontamination behaviors. In this study, we found that the dechlorination rates of carbon tetrachloride (CT) by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 was significantly increased by 8 times with the formation of biogenic ferrous sulfide (FeS) nanoparticles. The pasteurized biogenic FeS enabled 5 times faster dechlorination than abiotic FeS that had larger sizes and irregular structure, confirming a significant contribution of the biogenic FeS to CT bioreduction resulting from its good dispersion and relatively high dechlorination activity. This study highlights a potentially important role of biosynthesized nanoparticles in environmental bioremediation. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Discovery of Superconductivity in κ-(BEDT-TTF)_2Cu[N(CN)_2]I

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    Lee, H. S.; Cowan, D. O.; Fainchtein, R.; Bohandy, J.; Geiser, U.; Wang, H. H.; Schlueter, J. A.; Kushch, N. D.; Flynn, J. P.; Vanzile, M. L.; Williams, J. M.

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    Evidence of superconductivity with a mid-point transition temperature of 7.2K was found for the first time on crystals of κ-(BEDT-TTF)_2Cu[N(CN)_2]I. The crystals were first synthesized at Johns Hopkins University and later independently synthesized at Argonne National Laboratory. The structure of the materials has been confirmed to be of the kappa-phase moiety by STM, AFM, Raman, ESR and X-ray diffraction. Superconductivity of the samples was confirmed by dc-conductivity, modulated microwave reflectance and magnetic susceptibility with a transition onset of 7.5K. (Authors HSL, DOC and RF acknowledge support by NSF under grant No. DMR-9223481; authors affiliated with ANL acknowledge support by DOE under contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.)

  3. Solid-Phase Reactions of D with CN to Form DNC and DCN at Cryogenic Temperatures

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    Hiraoka, K.; Ushiama, S.; Enoura, T.; Unagiike, H.; Mochizuki, N.; Wada, A.

    2006-06-01

    A mixed gas of N2/HCN (50/1) at a few torr was activated by a direct current discharge and was deposited on a gold-plated copper substrate at 10, 15, and 20 K. During the deposition of plasma-activated sample gas, D atoms produced by the direct current discharge of D2 were simultaneously sprayed over the solid film. The association reactions of CN with D at 10 K were found to generate DNC and DCN with an intensity ratio DNC/DCN of about 3 in the infrared absorption spectra. This high ratio is in line with the high abundance ratios of HNC/HCN observed in the dark clouds. The formation of DNC and DCN became negligible at 20 K, due to the decrease of the sticking probability of D atoms on the solid surface. Ammonia was not detected as a reaction product from reaction of D with N atoms trapped in the N2 matrix.

  4. Electrochemical Reduction and Carboxylation of Ethyl Cinnamate in MeCN

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    WANG Huan; DU Yan-Fang; LIN Mei-Yu; ZHANG Kai; LU Jia-Xing

    2008-01-01

    The electrochemical reduction and carboxylation of ethyl cinnamate have been carded out in an undivided cell equipped with a Mg sacrificial anode using MeCN as solvent.Direct electroreduction led to the formation of the hydrodimers and saturated ester.And electrocarboxylation was carried out in the presence of CO2.The global yield and the ratio of mono- to dicarboxylic acids were strongly affected by various factors:electrode material,electrolysis potential,the substrate concentration and temperature.The high yield (78%) was obtained under an optimized reaction condition (cathode:Ni;electrolysis potential:-1.7V;substrate concentration:0.1 mol·L-1;and temperature:-10℃).

  5. Hard and Soft Multilayered SiCN Nanocoatings with High Hardness and Toughness

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    S. K. Mishra

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Alternate hard and soft layers increase deformation accommodation as thin hard layers slide relative to each other due to shear deformation of low modulus layers. However, the processing of such multilayers is challenging. In the present paper the alternating soft and hard multilayered SiCN coating deposited by magnetron sputtering has been studied and presented. A hardness and modulus of 37 GPa and 317 GPa with elastic recovery of 62% are achieved by alternate hard and soft layer of Si–C–N by magnetron sputtering. The trilayer films sustained even 2000 gf under indentation without failure though substrate plastically deformed. The fracture toughness value KIC was measured to be 9.5–10 MPa m1/2, significantly higher than many reported hard coatings.

  6. Linearly increasing radius of the light fragment during the spontaneous fission of $^{282}$Cn

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    Poenaru, D N

    2016-01-01

    In a previous article published in Phys. Rev. C 94 (2016) 014309 we have shown for the first time that the best dynamical trajectory during the deformation toward fission of the superheavy nucleus $^{286}$Fl is a linearly increasing radius of the light fragment, $R_2$. This macroscopic-microscopic result reminds us about the $\\alpha $ or cluster preformation at the nuclear surface, assumed already in 1928, and proved microscopically many times. This time we give more detailed arguments for the neighboring nucleus $^{282}$Cn. Also similar figures are presented for heavy nuclei $^{240}$Pu and $^{252}$Cf. The deep minimum of total deformation energy near the surface is shown for the first time as a strong argument for cluster preformation.

  7. Optimization Of Multi-Module CrN/CrCN Coatings

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In the paper was proposed optimization procedure supporting the prototyping of the geometry of multi-module CrN/CrCN coatings, deposited on substrates from 42CrMo4 steel, in respect of mechanical properties. Adopted decision criteria were the functions of the state of internal stress and strain in the coating and substrate, caused by external mechanical loads. Using developed optimization procedure the set of optimal solutions (Pareto-optimal solutions of coatings geometry parameters, due to the adopted decision criteria was obtained. For the purposes of analysis of obtained Pareto-optimal solutions, their mutual distance in the space of criteria and decision variables were calculated, which allowed to group solutions in the classes. Also analyzed the number of direct neighbors of Pareto-optimal solutions for the purposes of assessing the stability of solutions.

  8. Preparation of Polyaminopyridines Using a CuI/l-Proline-Catalyzed C-N Polycoupling Reaction

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Polyaminopyridines (PAPy were chemically prepared from amino-bromopyridines by a CuI/l-proline-catalyzed C-N polycondensation reaction. The formation of the polymer was confirmed by GPC, XRD, XRF, FTIR, UV-vis (λmax = 400 nm, 1H and 13C NMR. The number-average molecular weights (Mn were estimated by end-group analysis using X-ray fluorescence (up to 6000 Da. TGA analysis of PAPy with higher Mn showed greater thermal stability up to 170 oC. Viscosity measurements of polymer in formic acid at 30 oC indicated a polyelectrolyte nature of PAPy solutions. Furthermore, the amorphicity of the material was observed by X-ray diffraction analysis.

  9. Paths, tableaux and q-characters of quantum affine algebras: the Cn case

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    Nakai, Wakako; Nakanishi, Tomoki

    2006-03-01

    For the quantum affine algebra U_q(\\hat{{\\mathfrak g}}) with {\\mathfrak g} of classical type, let χλ/μ,a be the Jacobi-Trudi-type determinant for the generating series of the (supposed) q-characters of the fundamental representations. We conjecture that χλ/μ,a is the q-character of a certain finite-dimensional representation of U_q(\\hat{{\\mathfrak g}}) . We study the tableaux description of χλ/μ,a using the path method due to Gessel-Viennot. It immediately reproduces the tableau rule by Bazhanov-Reshetikhin for An and by Kuniba-Ohta-Suzuki for Bn. For Cn, we derive the explicit tableau rule for skew diagrams λ/μ of three rows and of two columns.

  10. Development of a cold-neutron reflectometer (CN REF-V) at the HANARO

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    Lee, Jeong-Soo; Koo, Jaseung; So, Ji-Yong; Kim, Tae Ho; Park, Sungkyun

    2015-11-01

    A new neutron reflectometer, CN REF-V, has been installed in the cold-neutron laboratory building at the HANARO, a research reactor in Korea. The instrument has a vertical scattering plane and uses a constant wavelength of λ = 4.7535 Å, and it is monochromated by using pyrolytic graphite (PG) crystals. Its measurable minimum reflectivity and maximum momentum transfer for typical solid films are 10-8 and 0.3 Å-1, respectively. A liquid-nitrogen-cooled beryllium filter is used to remove λ/2 contamination due to the PG (002) crystals. With a gold wire activation analysis method, the neutron flux at its sample position was measured and found to be 5.67 × 105 neutrons/cm2 /s. Reflectivity measurements of thin films were successfully carried out with the instrument. A detailed characterization of the instrument and the results of the reflectivity measurements are described.

  11. Biodistribution of rhenium cluster complex K₄[Re6S8(CN)6] in the body of laboratory rats.

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    Brylev, K A; Shestopalov, M A; Khripko, O P; Trunova, V A; Zvereva, V V; Wang, C C; Mironov, Yu V; Fedorov, V E

    2013-10-01

    We studied the biodistribution of luminescent octahedral rhenium cluster complex K4[Re6S8(CN)6], a promising agent for photodynamic therapy. It was shown that rhenium complex [Re6S8(CN)6](4-)is mainly accumulated in the liver, the central organ of metabolism, and can be excreted by the kidneys. The cluster complex was also accumulated in the spleen in significant amount, which makes it a promising agent for creation of preparations for diagnostics and treatment of lymphoproliferative disorders. The mean lethal dose of the cluster complex was 0.38 g/kg.

  12. Ion beam analysis, corrosion resistance and nanomechanical properties of TiAlCN/CNx multilayer grown by reactive magnetron sputtering

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    Alemon, B.; Flores, M.; Canto, C.; E. Andrade; O.G. de Lucio; M.F. Rocha; Broitman, Esteban

    2014-01-01

    A novel TiAlCN/CNx, multilayer coating, consisting of nine TiAlCN/CNx periods with a top layer 0.5 mu m of CNx, was designed to enhance the corrosion resistance of CoCrMo biomedical alloy. The multilayers were deposited by dc and RF reactive magnetron sputtering from Ti0.5Al0.5 and C targets respectively in a N-2/Ar plasma. The corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of the multilayer coatings were analyzed and compared to CoCrMo bulk alloy. Ion beam analysis (IBA) and X-ray diffractio...

  13. Identification of the interstellar cyanomethyl radical (CH2CN) in the molecular clouds TMC-1 and Sagittarius B2

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    Irvine, W. M.; Friberg, P.; Hjalmarson, A.; Ishikawa, S.; Kaifu, N.

    1988-01-01

    The astronomical identification of the cyanomethyl radical, CH2CN, in interstellar clouds is reported. The complex fine and hyperfine structures of the lowest rotational transitions at about 20.12 and 40.24 GHz are resolved in TMC-1. The abundance of CH2CN relative to that of H2 in TMC-1 is estimated at 5 X 10 to the -9th. In Sgr B2, the hyperfine structure is blended in the higher frequency transitions at 40, 80, and 100 GHz, although the spin-rotation doubling is clearly evident.

  14. In situ measurements of HCN and CH3CN over the Pacific Ocean: Sources, sinks, and budgets

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    Singh, H. B.; Salas, B.; Herlth, D; Kolyer, R.; Czech, E.; Viezee, W.; Q. Li; Jacob, Daniel James; Blake, D.; Sachse, Glen; Harward, C; H. Fuelberg; Kiley, C; Zhao, Y.; Kondo, Yasuyuki

    2003-01-01

    We report the first in situ measurements of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and methyl cyanide (CH3CN, acetonitrile) from the Pacific troposphere (0–12 km) obtained during the NASA Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P) airborne mission (February–April 2001). Mean HCN and CH3CN mixing ratios of 243 ± 118 (median 218) ppt and 149 ± 56 (median 138) ppt, respectively, were measured. These in situ observations correspond to a mean tropospheric HCN column of 4.2 × 1015 molecules cm−2 a...

  15. Role of prophylactic central neck dissection in cN0 papillary thyroid cancer

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    Costa, S; Giugliano, G; Santoro, L; Ywata De Carvalho, A; Massaro, MA; Gibelli, B; De Fiori, E; Grosso, E; Ansarin, M; Calabrese, L

    2009-01-01

    Summary Prophylactic central neck dissection in papillary thyroid cancer is controversial. In this retrospective cohort study, the aim was to assess possible advantages of prophylactic central neck dissection with total thyroidectomy in cN0 papillary thyroid cancer. A total of 244 consecutive patients with papillary thyroid cancer, without clinical and ultrasound nodal metastases (cN0), were evaluated out of 1373 patients operated for a thyroid disease at the Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy from 1994 to 2006. Of these 244 patients, 126 (Group A) underwent thyroidectomy with central neck dissection, while 118 (Group B) underwent thyroidectomy alone. Demographic, clinical and pathological features were analysed. Overall recurrence rate was 6.3% (8/126) in Group A and 7.7% (9/118) in Group B, with a mean follow-up of 47 (Group A) and 64 (Group B) months. In Group A patients, 47% were pN1a and all patients with recurrence had nodal involvement (p = 0.002). Survival rate did not differ in the two groups. Nine patients were lost to follow-up. Group A patients were older and their tumours were larger in size; according to the pT distribution, a higher extra-capsular invasion rate was observed. The two groups were equivalent as far as concerns histological high risk variants and multifocality. Nodal metastases correlated with stage: pT1-2 vs. pT3-T4a, p = 0.0036. A lower risk of nodal metastases was related to thyroiditis (p = 0.0034). In conclusion, central neck metastases were predictive of recurrence without influencing prognosis. From data obtained, possible greatest efficacy of central neck dissection in pT3-4 papillary thyroid cancer without thyroiditis is suggested. PMID:20111614

  16. Improved Algorithm of SCS-CN Model Parameters in Typical Inland River Basin in Central Asia

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    Wang, Jin J.; Ding, Jian L.; Zhang, Zhe; Chen, Wen Q.

    2017-02-01

    Rainfall-runoff relationship is the most important factor for hydrological structures, social and economic development on the background of global warmer, especially in arid regions. The aim of this paper is find the suitable method to simulate the runoff in arid area. The Soil Conservation Service Curve Number (SCS-CN) is the most popular and widely applied model for direct runoff estimation. In this paper, we will focus on Wen-quan Basin in source regions of Boertala River. It is a typical valley of inland in Central Asia. First time to use the 16m resolution remote sensing image about high-definition earth observation satellite “Gaofen-1” to provide a high degree accuracy data for land use classification determine the curve number. Use surface temperature/vegetation index (TS/VI) construct 2D scatter plot combine with the soil moisture absorption balance principle calculate the moisture-holding capacity of soil. Using original and parameter algorithm improved SCS-CN model respectively to simulation the runoff. The simulation results show that the improved model is better than original model. Both of them in calibration and validation periods Nash-Sutcliffe efficiency were 0.79, 0.71 and 0.66,038. And relative error were3%, 12% and 17%, 27%. It shows that the simulation accuracy should be further improved and using remote sensing information technology to improve the basic geographic data for the hydrological model has the following advantages: 1) Remote sensing data having a planar characteristic, comprehensive and representative. 2) To get around the bottleneck about lack of data, provide reference to simulation the runoff in similar basin conditions and data-lacking regions.

  17. Silver activation on thin films of Ag-ZrCN coatings for antimicrobial activity.

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    Ferreri, I; Calderon V, S; Escobar Galindo, R; Palacio, C; Henriques, M; Piedade, A P; Carvalho, S

    2015-10-01

    Nowadays, with the increase of elderly population and related health problems, knee and hip joint prosthesis are being widely used worldwide. However, failure of these invasive devices occurs in a high percentage thus demanding the revision of the chirurgical procedure. Within the reasons of failure, microbial infections, either hospital or subsequently-acquired, contribute in high number to the statistics. Staphylococcus epidermidis (S. epidermidis) has emerged as one of the major nosocomial pathogens associated with these infections. Silver has a historic performance in medicine due to its potent antimicrobial activity, with a broad-spectrum on the activity of different types of microorganisms. Consequently, the main goal of this work was to produce Ag-ZrCN coatings with antimicrobial activity, for the surface modification of hip prostheses. Thin films of ZrCN with several silver concentrations were deposited onto stainless steel 316 L, by DC reactive magnetron sputtering, using two targets, Zr and Zr with silver pellets (Zr+Ag target), in an atmosphere containing Ar, C2H2 and N2. The antimicrobial activity of the modified surfaces was tested against S. epidermidis and the influence of an activation step of silver was assessed by testing samples after immersion in a 5% (w/v) NaClO solution for 5 min. The activation procedure revealed to be essential for the antimicrobial activity, as observed by the presence of an inhibition halo on the surface with 11 at.% of Ag. The morphology analysis of the surface before and after the activation procedure revealed differences in silver distribution indicating segregation/diffusion of the metallic element to the film's surface. Thus, the results indicate that the silver activation step is responsible for an antimicrobial effect of the coatings, due to silver oxidation and silver ion release.

  18. Magnetocaloric effect in M-pyrazole-[Nb(CN)(8)] (M = Ni, Mn) molecular compounds.

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    Fitta, Magdalena; Bałanda, Maria; Mihalik, Marian; Pełka, Robert; Pinkowicz, Dawid; Sieklucka, Barbara; Zentkova, Maria

    2012-12-19

    We report a study of magnetocaloric effect (MCE) in cyanido-bridged {[M(II)(pyrazole)(4)](2)[Nb(IV)(CN)(8)]·4H(2)O}(n) molecular compounds where M = Ni, Mn, pyrazole = C(3)H(4)N(2). The substances show a sharp phase transition to a long range magnetically ordered state, with ferromagnetic coupling between M and Nb sublattices in the case of the Ni-based sample 1 (T(c) = 13.4 K) and ferrimagnetic coupling for the Mn-based sample 2 (T(c) = 23.8 K). The magnetic entropy change ΔS due to applied field change ΔH as a function of temperature was determined by the magnetization and heat capacity measurements. The maximum value of ΔS at μ(0)ΔH = 5 T is 6.1 J mol(-1) K(-1) (5.9 J kg(-1) K(-1)) for 1 at T = 14 K and 6.7 J mol(-1) K(-1) (6.5 J kg(-1) K(-1)) for 2 at T = 25 K. MCE data at different applied fields have been presented as one universal curve, which confirms magnetic transitions in 1 and 2 to be of second order. The temperature dependences of the n exponent characterizing the dependence of ΔS on ΔH have been obtained. The n(T(c)) values, consistent with the shape of the magnetization curves, pointed to the 3D Heisenberg behaviour for 2 and some anisotropy, probably of the XY type, for 1. The (H/T(c))(2/3) dependence of the maximum entropy change has been tested in the ferrimagnetic Mn(2)-L-[Nb(CN)(8)] (L = C(3)H(4)N(2), C(4)H(4)N(2)) series.

  19. THE PECULIAR DISTRIBUTION OF CH{sub 3}CN IN IRC +10216 SEEN BY ALMA

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    Agúndez, M.; Cernicharo, J.; Quintana-Lacaci, G.; Prieto, L. Velilla [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, E-28049 Cantoblanco (Spain); Castro-Carrizo, A.; Guélin, M. [Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique, 300 rue de la Piscine, F-38406 St. Martin d’Héres (France); Marcelino, N. [INAF, Istituto di Radioastronomia, via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna (Italy)

    2015-12-01

    IRC +10216 is a circumstellar envelope around a carbon-rich evolved star which contains a large variety of molecules. According to interferometric observations, molecules are distributed either concentrated around the central star or as a hollow shell with a radius of ∼15″. We present ALMA Cycle 0 band 6 observations of the J = 14 – 13 rotational transition of CH{sub 3}CN in IRC +10216, obtained with an angular resolution of 0.″76 × 0.″61. The bulk of the emission is distributed as a hollow shell located at just ∼2″ from the star, with a void of emission in the central region up to a radius of ∼1″. This spatial distribution is markedly different from those found to date in this source for other molecules. Our analysis indicates that methyl cyanide is not formed in either the stellar photosphere or far in the outer envelope, but at radial distances as short as 1″–2″, reaching a maximum abundance of ∼0.02 molecules cm{sup −3} at 2″ from the star. Standard chemical models of IRC +10216 predict that the bulk of CH{sub 3}CN molecules should be present at a radius of ∼15″ where other species such as polyyne radicals and cyanopolyynes are observed, with an additional inner component within 1″ from the star. The non-uniform structure of the circumstellar envelope and grain surface processes are discussed as possible causes of the peculiar distribution of methyl cyanide in IRC +10216.

  20. Line Parameters Of CH3CN From 305 To 415 cm-1

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    Brown, Linda R.; Kamadjeu, D. A.; Kleiner, I.; Orphal, J.; Sams, R. L.

    2006-12-01

    Mapping important compounds, such as hydrocarbons and nitriles, is needed in order to understand the photochemical cycle of Titan and how it couples with the dynamics to produce organic aerosols. For this, the CIRS spectrometer (Composite Infrared Spectrometer) on board Cassini is currently recording rotation and vibration-rotation spectra of Titan between 10 and 1400 cm-1. To support analysis of these data, high resolution laboratory spectra of CH3CN have been recorded using Fourier transform spectrometers at PNL and LISA. This paper presents a prediction of line positions and intensities of CH3 CN for the ν&8 fundamental and the 2ν8 -ν8 hot band (located near 360 cm&-1). Analyses of the two fundamentals near 10 microns are in progress. Part of the research described in this paper was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I.K, J. O and A. D. also want to thank the Programme National de Planétologie for funding part of this research. This research was supported, in part, by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences Division and the experimental part was performed at the W. R, Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, a national scientific user facility sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research located at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated for the United States Department of Energy by Battelle under contract DE-AC06-76RLO 1830. We wish to thank Drs R. Antilla and S. Alanko for kindly making available supplemental data in electronic and paper forms. #

  1. Density functional study of electronic, magnetic and hyperfine properties of [M(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 2-} (M=Fe, Ru) and reduction products

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    Gomez, J.A.; Guenzburger, Diana [Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    1999-06-01

    The Discrete Variational method (DVM) in density functional theory was employed to investigate the electronic structure of the complexes [Fe(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 2-} (Nitroprusside), [Fe(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 3-}, [Fe(CN){sub 4} NO]{sup 2-}, [Ru(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 2-} and [Ru(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 3-}. Total energy calculations revealed that in pentacyano nitrosyl ferrate (I) and pentacyano nitrosyl ruthenate (I), which are paramagnetic ions containing one unpaired electron, the M-N-O angle is bent, having values of 152.5 deg and 144 deg, respectively. From self-consistent spin-polarized calculations, the distribution of unpaired electron in the paramagnetic complexes [Fe(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 3,} [Fe(CN){sub 4} NO]{sup 2-} and [Ru(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 3-}was obtained as well as spin-density maps. A long-standing controversy regarding the configuration of [Fe(CN){sub 5} NO]{sup 3-} was elucidated, and it was found that the unpaired electron in this complex is in an orbital primarily localized on {pi}{sup *} (NO). Moessbauer quadrupole splittings on Fe and Ru were derived from calculations of the electric-field gradients. Magnetic hyperfine coupling constants on No of the NO ligand were also obtained for the paramagnetic complexes. (author)

  2. Growth feature of ionic nitrogen doped CN{sub x} bilayer films with Ti and TiN interlayer by pulse cathode arc discharge

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    Zhou, Bing, E-mail: zhoubing@tyut.edu.cn [Research Institute of Surface Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Liu, Zhubo [Research Institute of Surface Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Piliptsou, D.G., E-mail: pdg_@mail.ru [International Chinese–Belarusian Scientific Laboratory on Vacuum-Plasma Technology, Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019 (Belarus); Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Rogachev, A.V. [International Chinese–Belarusian Scientific Laboratory on Vacuum-Plasma Technology, Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019 (Belarus); Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China); Yu, Shengwang; Wu, Yanxia; Tang, Bin [Research Institute of Surface Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024 (China); Rudenkov, A.S. [International Chinese–Belarusian Scientific Laboratory on Vacuum-Plasma Technology, Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel 246019 (Belarus); Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094 (China)

    2016-01-15

    Graphical abstract: - Highlights: • Ti/ and TiN/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayers are prepared at various frequencies by pulse cathode arc. • Ti interlayer facilitates the introduction of N atoms into the CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) films. • The most N-sp{sup 2}C bonds (mainly graphite-like N) present in the TiN/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}, 3 Hz) film. • Ti/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}, 3 Hz) bilayer possesses small size and disordering of Csp{sup 2} clusters. • The higher hardness and the lower stress presents in the TiN/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}, 10 Hz) bilayer. - Abstract: Using nano-scaled Ti and TiN as interlayer, ionic nitrogen doped carbon (CN{sub x} (N{sup +})) bilayer films were prepared at various pulse frequencies by cathode arc technique. Elemental distribution at the interface, bonding compositions, microstructure, and mechanical properties of CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayer films were investigated in dependence of interlayer and pulse frequency by Auger electron spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, nanoindentation, and surface profilometer. The results showed that the diffusion extent of C atoms at the interface of CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayers is higher than for the α-C and CN{sub x} (N{sub 2}) bilayers with the same interlayer. Nitrogen atoms could diffuse throughout the pre-deposited Ti and TiN layers into the Si substrate for all CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayers. Ti interlayer facilitates the introduction of N atoms into the CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) films and exhibits a certain catalytic effect on the coordination of N atoms with sp{sup 2}- and sp{sup 3}-C binding. More nitrogenated and intense CN bonding configurations (mainly graphite-like N) form in the TiN/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayer. Ti/CN{sub x} (N{sup +}) bilayer prepared at low frequency possesses small size and disordering of Csp{sup 2} clusters but TiN interlayer weakens the formation of Csp{sup 2} bonding and increases the disordering of Csp{sup 2} clusters in the films. The residual

  3. Electronic, bonding, and optical properties of 1d [CuCN]n (n = 1-10) chains, 2d [CuCN]n (n = 2-10) nanorings, and 3d [Cun (CN)n ]m (n = 4, m = 2, 3; n = 10, m = 2) tubes studied by DFT/TD-DFT methods.

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    Tsipis, Athanassios C; Stalikas, Alexandros V

    2015-06-30

    The electronic, bonding, and photophysical properties of one-dimensional [CuCN](n) (n = 1-10) chains, 2-D [CuCN](n) (n = 2-10) nanorings, and 3-D [Cu(n)(CN)(n)](m) (n = 4, m = 2, 3; n = 10, m = 2) tubes are investigated by means of a multitude of computational methodologies using density functional theory (DFT) and time-dependent-density-functional theory (TD-DFT) methods. The calculations revealed that the 2-D [CuCN](n) (n = 2-10) nanorings are more stable than the respective 1-D [CuCN](n) (n = 2-10) linear chains. The 2-D [CuCN](n) (n = 2-10) nanorings are predicted to form 3-D [Cun (CN)(n)](m) (n = 4, m = 2, 3; n = 10, m = 2) tubes supported by weak stacking interactions, which are clearly visualized as broad regions in real space by the 3D plots of the reduced density gradient. The bonding mechanism in the 1-D [CuCN](n) (n = 1-10) chains, 2-D [CuCN](n) (n = 2-10) nanorings, and 3-D [Cu(n)(CN)(n)](m) (n = 4, m = 2, 3; n = 10, m = 2) tubes are easily recognized by a multitude of electronic structure calculation approaches. Particular emphasis was given on the photophysical properties (absorption and emission spectra) of the [CuCN](n) chains, nanorings, and tubes which were simulated by TD-DFT calculations. The absorption and emission bands in the simulated TD-DFT absorption and emission spectra have thoroughly been analyzed and assignments of the contributing principal electronic transitions associated to individual excitations have been made.

  4. Restriction fragment length polymorphism of ovine casein genes: close linkage between the alpha s1-, alpha s2-, beta- and kappa-casein loci.

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    Leveziel, H; Metenier, L; Guerin, G; Cullen, P; Provot, C; Bertaud, M; Mercier, J C

    1991-01-01

    Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of ovine casein genes was investigated. Genomic DNA from 56 rams was digested with 10 restriction endonucleases and Southern blots probed with the four ovine casein cDNAs (alpha s1-, beta-, alpha s2- and kappa-Cn). Five enzymes, namely, BglI, PvuII, RsaI, TaqI and HindIII revealed nine different RFLPs. The inheritance of six of these polymorphisms was studied by segregation analysis of gametes in nine rams' families, and each of them could be related to the existence of alleles at the relevant casein locus. A close linkage between the four ovine casein genes was demonstrated since no recombination within the four pairs of loci examined, alpha s1-beta-Cn, alpha s1-kappa-Cn, beta-kappa-Cn and alpha s2-kappa-Cn, was observed in the progeny of double heterozygous rams. The casein genes are thus clustered in the ovine species as in the case of other mammals.

  5. Global Atmospheric Budgets of Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) and Methyl Cyanide (CH3CN): Constraints From Aircraft Measurements Over the Western Pacific

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    Li, Q.; Jacob, D.; Yantosca, R.; Singh, H.; Koike, M.

    2002-12-01

    We use a global 3-D model analysis of aircraft observations from the TRACE-P mission over the northwest Pacific in Febuary-April 2001 to improve our understanding of the atmospheric budgets of HCN and CH3CN. TRACE-P focused on characterizing Asian outflow, including a major component from seasonal biomass burning in southeast Asia. Observations in biomass burning plumes indicate molar emission ratios (relative to CO) of 0.08-0.38% for HCN and 0.03-0.21% for CH3CN. Enhancements of both gases observed in Chinese urban plumes are attributed to emissions from residential coal burning with molar emission ratios (relative to CO) of 1.3-4.4% for HCN and 0.2-0.8% for CH3CN. Observed vertical gradients of HCN and CH3CN in unpolluted marine air imply a dominant ocean sink for both gases, with deposition velocities of 0.125 and 0.132 cm s-1, respectively (saturation ratios of 0.79 for HCN and 0.88 for CH3CN). The deposition velocities and saturation ratios imply lifetimes of 3 months for HCN(aq)/CN- and 14 months for CH3CN(aq)/CN- against consumption in oceanic mixed layer. Model simulations indicate that biomass burning emission ratios of 0.26% for HCN and 0.15% for CH3CN and residential coal burning emission ratios of 1.4% for HCN and 0.5% for CH3CN offer the best fit to observed vertical distributions, HCN-CH3CN-CO relationship, and HCN columns in TRACE-P, as well as CH3CN vertical profile over the Indian Ocean and seasonal variations of HCN columns. Biomass burning and residential coal burning contribute 0.64 and 0.21 Tg N yr-1 respectively to global HCN and 0.37 and 0.08 Tg N yr-1 to CH3CN. Ocean uptake is the main sink for HCN (0.68 Tg N yr-1) and CH3CN (0.35 Tg N yr-1), resulting in tropospheric lieftimes of 5.2 and 5.6 months, respectively. Both gases can be used as biomass burning tracers in the free troposphere in TRACE-P where biomass burning emissions account for 75-85% of HCN and 75-90% of CH3CN.

  6. Core-shell Prussian blue analogue molecular magnet Mn(1.5)[Cr(CN)6]·mH2O@Ni(1.5)[Cr(CN)6]·nH2O for hydrogen storage.

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    Bhatt, Pramod; Banerjee, Seemita; Anwar, Sharmistha; Mukadam, Mayuresh D; Meena, Sher Singh; Yusuf, Seikh M

    2014-10-22

    Core-shell Prussian blue analogue molecular magnet Mn1.5[Cr(CN)6]·mH2O@Ni1.5[Cr(CN)6]·nH2O has been synthesized using a core of Mn1.5[Cr(CN)6]·7.5H2O, surrounded by a shell of Ni1.5[Cr(CN)6]·7.5H2O compound. A transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study confirms the core-shell nature of the nanoparticles with an average size of ∼25 nm. The core-shell nanoparticles are investigated by using x-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and elemental mapping, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. The Rietveld refinement of the XRD pattern reveals that the core-shell compound has a face-centered cubic crystal structure with space group Fm3m. The observation of characteristic absorption bands in the range of 2000-2300 cm(-1) in IR spectra corresponds to the CN stretching frequency of Mn(II)/Ni(II)-N≡C-Cr(III) sequence, confirming the formation of Prussian blue analogues. Hydrogen absorption isotherm measurements have been used to investigate the kinetics of molecular hydrogen adsorption into core-shell compounds of the Prussian blue analogue at low temperature conditions. Interestingly, the core-shell compound shows an enhancement in the hydrogen capacity (2.0 wt % at 123 K) as compared to bare-core and bare-shell compounds. The hydrogen adsorption capacity has been correlated with the specific surface area and TGA analysis of the core-shell compound. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on the hydrogen storage properties of core-shell Prussian blue analogue molecular magnet that could be useful for hydrogen storage applications.

  7. Spin-current injection and detection in κ-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br

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    Qiu, Z., E-mail: qiuzy@imr.tohoku.ac.jp; Hou, D. [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Uruichi, M. [Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems (CIMoS), Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); Uchida, K. [Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan); Yamamoto, H. M. [Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems (CIMoS), Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 444-8585 (Japan); RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako 351-0198 (Japan); Saitoh, E. [WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Spin Quantum Rectification Project, ERATO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Advanced Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai 319-1195 (Japan)

    2015-05-15

    Spin-current injection into an organic semiconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br film induced by the spin pumping from an yttrium iron garnet (YIG) film. When magnetization dynamics in the YIG film is excited by ferromagnetic or spin-wave resonance, a voltage signal was found to appear in the κ-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br film. Magnetic-field-angle dependence measurements indicate that the voltage signal is governed by the inverse spin Hall effect in κ-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br. We found that the voltage signal in the κ-(BEDT-TTF){sub 2}Cu[N(CN){sub 2}]Br/YIG system is critically suppressed around 80 K, around which magnetic and/or glass transitions occur, implying that the efficiency of the spin-current injection is suppressed by fluctuations which critically enhanced near the transitions.

  8. Synthesis of indazoles and azaindazoles by intramolecular aerobic oxidative C-N coupling under transition-metal-free conditions.

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    Hu, Jiantao; Xu, Huacheng; Nie, Pengju; Xie, Xiaobo; Nie, Zongxiu; Rao, Yu

    2014-04-01

    A transition-metal-free oxidative C-N coupling method has been developed for the synthesis of 1H-azaindazoles and 1H-indazoles from easily accessible hydrazones. The procedure uses TEMPO, a basic additive, and dioxygen gas as the terminal oxidant. This reaction demonstrates better reactivity, functional group tolerance, and broader scope than comparable metal catalyzed reactions.

  9. Cloning, crystallization and preliminary X-ray study of XC1258, a CN-hydrolase superfamily protein from Xanthomonas campestris

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    Tsai, Ying-Der; Chin, Ko-Hsin [Institute of Biochemistry, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung 40227,Taiwan (China); Shr, Hui-Lin [Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,Taiwan (China); Core Facility for Protein Crystallography, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,Taiwan (China); Gao, Fei Philip [National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310 (United States); Lyu, Ping-Chiang [Department of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-Chu,Taiwan (China); Wang, Andrew H.-J. [Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,Taiwan (China); Core Facility for Protein Crystallography, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei,Taiwan (China); Chou, Shan-Ho, E-mail: shchou@nchu.edu.tw [Institute of Biochemistry, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung 40227,Taiwan (China)

    2006-10-01

    A CN-hydrolase superfamily protein from the plant pathogen X. campestris has been overexpressed in E. coli, purified and crystallized. CN-hydrolase superfamily proteins are involved in a wide variety of non-peptide carbon–nitrogen hydrolysis reactions, producing some important natural products such as auxin, biotin, precursors of antibiotics etc. These reactions all involve attack on a cyano or carbonyl carbon by a conserved novel catalytic triad Glu-Lys-Cys through a thiol acylenzyme intermediate. However, classification into the CN-hydrolase superfamily based on sequence similarity alone is not straightforward and further structural data are necessary to improve this categorization. Here, the cloning, expression, crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of XC1258, a CN-hydrolase superfamily protein from the plant pathogen Xanthomonas campestris (Xcc), are reported. The SeMet-substituted XC1258 crystals diffracted to a resolution of 1.73 Å. They are orthorhombic and belong to space group P2{sub 1}2{sub 1}2, with unit-cell parameters a = 143.8, b = 154.63, c = 51.3 Å, respectively.

  10. Meningioma 1 (MN1) expression: refined risk stratification in acute myeloid leukemia with normal cytogenetics (CN-AML).

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    Aref, Salah; Ibrahim, Lamiaa; Morkes, Hana; Azmy, Emad; Ebrahim, Maha

    2013-09-01

    Prognostic stratification of cytogenetic normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML) is an area of active research. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic importance of the meningioma 1 (MN1) gene expression levels in CN-AML. One hundred patients with CN-AML were diagnosed; MN1 expressions were analyzed using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. High expressions were detected in 48 (48%) patients (expression range: 2.35-31.99, mean: 13.9 ± 8.49) in comparison with 52 (52%) patients with low expression (expression range: 0.02-2.3, mean: 0.68 ± 0.77). The course of the disease in patients with high MN1 expression was unfavorable. Patients with high MN1 expression was associated with significant low complete remission rate (62.5 vs. 8.4%, high vs. low MN1, P = 0.001) and high mortality rate (75% vs. 46.1, P = 0.03). AML patients with high MN1 expression tended to be refractory (37.5 vs. 19.2%, P = 0.00) and relapse risk (54.1 vs. 23%, P = 0.02). Multivariable analysis confirmed high MN1 expression as an independent risk factor for disease-free survival and overall survival. In conclusion, MN1 overexpression independently predicts bad clinical outcome in CN-AML patients.

  11. 76 FR 28727 - Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Program; Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved...

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  12. Effects of C/N ratio and substrate addition on natural food communities in freshwater prawn monoculture ponds

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    Asaduzzaman, M.; Rahman, M.M.; Azim, M.E.; Islam, M.A.; Wahab, M.A.; Verdegem, M.C.J.; Verreth, J.A.J.

    2010-01-01

    An on-station trial was conducted to investigate the effects of three C/N ratios (10/1, 15/1 and 20/1) along with substrate presence or absence on natural food communities in freshwater prawn culture ponds. An experiment was carried out in 40 m2 ponds stocked with a stocking density of 2 prawn juven

  13. An efficient solvent-free synthesis of imidazolines and benzimidazoles using K 4[Fe(CN 6] catalysis

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Imidazolines and Benzimidazoles have been efficiently synthesized in high yields by treatment of 1,2-diamine with aldehydes using the metal co-ordinate complex K 4[Fe(CN 6] as a catalysis. The method was carried out under solvent free condition via oxidation of carbon-nitrogen bond. The process is green, mild and inexpensive.

  14. Energy level alignment at the interface of NPB/HAT-CN/graphene for flexible organic light-emitting diodes

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    Oh, Eonseok; Park, Soohyung; Jeong, Junkyeong; Kang, Seong Jun; Lee, Hyunbok; Yi, Yeonjin

    2017-01-01

    Graphene is highly promising as an electrode for flexible optoelectronic devices due to its excellent conductivity and transparency. However, it is necessary to tailor its work function with a charge injection layer in order to obtain favorable energy level alignment for efficient charge injection. An adequate charge injection layer can only be chosen with the understanding of the interfacial electronic structure between a charge transport layer and an electrode. In this study, we investigated the energy level alignment of N,N‧-diphenyl-1,1‧-biphenyl-4,4‧-diamine (NPB)/hexaazatriphenylene hexacarbonitrile (HAT-CN)/graphene using in situ ultraviolet and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements. The effective work function of graphene was significantly increased by 0.94 eV by the HAT-CN hole injection layer (HIL) due to the interface dipole formation. In addition, the charge generation barrier (CGB) between NPB and HAT-CN, which plays a decisive role in charge injection efficiency with a charge generation HIL, was measured to be 0.66 eV. This CGB on graphene is the same as the CGBs on other electrodes, and smaller than that of the widely-used MoO3 HIL. Therefore, HAT-CN could be a promising HIL for efficient flexible organic light-emitting diodes with a graphene anode.

  15. Single-Molecule Break Junctions Based on a Perylene-Diimide Cyano-Functionalized (PDI8-CN2) Derivative

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    Frisenda, R.; Parlato, L.; Barra, M.; Van der Zant, H.S.J.; Cassinese, A.

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    In this letter, we report the single-molecule conductance properties of a cyano-functionalized perylene-diimide derivative (PDI8-CN 2 ) investigated with gold nano-electrodes. This molecule is of large interest for the fabrication of high-performance and air-stable n-type organic field-effect transi

  16. First-principles analysis of the C-N bond scission of methylamine on Mo-based model catalysts

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    Lv, Cun-Qin; Li, Jun; Tao, Shu-Xia; Ling, Kai-Cheng; Wang, Gui-Chang

    2010-01-01

    The C-N bond breaking of methylamine on clean, carbon (nitrogen, oxygen)-modified Mo(100) [denoted as Mo(100) and Mo(100)-C(N,O), respectively], Mo2C(100), MoN(100), and Pt(100) surfaces has been investigated by the first-principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The results show that the reaction barriers of the C-N bond breaking in CH3NH2 on Mo(100)-C(N,O) are higher than that on clean Mo(100). The calculated energy barrier can be correlated linearly with the density of Mo 4d states at the Fermi level after the adsorption of CH3NH2 for those surfaces. Moreover, the DFT results show that the subsurface atom, e.g., carbon, can reduce the reaction barrier. In addition, We noticed that the activation energies for the C-N bond breaking on Mo2C(100) and MoN(100) are similar to that on Pt(100), suggesting that the catalytic properties of the transition metal carbides and nitrides for C-N bond scission of CH3NH2 might be very similar to the expensive Pt-group metals.

  17. Rainfall - CN (Curve Number relationships in a tropical rainforest microbasin within the Panamá Canal watershed

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Relaciones de Precipitación (P y Número de Curva (CN para diferentesrangos de flujo base obtenidas dentro de la cuenca alta del Río Chagres fueron aplicadas a una microcuenca de 6.5 Ha localizada dentro de la cuenca del Canal de Panamá. Estas relaciones estiman valores de CN a partir de los datos de P empleando una ecuación establecida por Calvo et al (10. Esta ecuación usa k y CN∞ como parámetros de ajuste. Datos de precipitación/escorrentía de la microcuenca, colectados en un período de 6 meses fueron analizados. Estos análisis mostraron que los valores de CN en la microcuenca son más cercanos a los valores de CN predichos por la ecuación correspondiente al rango más bajo de los flujos base (14-42 m3/s de la cuenca alta del Río Chagres. Estos resultados se explican si consideramos no los valores absolutos del flujo base Qbase, sino los valores relativos de este parámetro con respecto al área de la cuenca bajo estudio.

  18. Using a Weak CN Spectral Feature as a Marker for Massive AGB Stars in the Andromeda Galaxy

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    Guhathakurta, Puragra; Kamath, Anika; Sales, Alyssa; Sarukkai, Atmika; Hays, Jon; PHAT Collaboration; SPLASH Collaboration

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    The Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT) survey has produced six-filter photometry at near-ultraviolet, optical and nearly infrared wavelengths (F275W, F336W, F475W, F814W, F110W and F160W) for over 100 million stars in the disk of the of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). As part of the Spectroscopic and Photometric Landscape of Andromeda's Stellar Halo (SPLASH) survey, medium resolution (R ~ 2000) spectra covering the wavelength range 4500-9500A were obtained for over 5000 relatively bright stars from the PHAT source catalog using the Keck II 10-meter telescope and DEIMOS spectrograph. While searching for carbon stars in the spectroscopic data set, we discovered a rare population of stars that show a weak CN spectral absorption feature at ~7900A (much weaker than the CN feature in typical carbon stars) along with other spectral absorption features like TiO and the Ca triplet that are generally not present/visible in carbon star spectra but that are typical for normal stars with oxygen rich atmospheres. These 150 or so "weak CN" stars appear to be fairly localized in six-filter space (i.e., in various color-color and color-magnitude diagrams) but are generally offset from carbon stars. Comparison to PARSEC model stellar tracks indicates that these weak CN stars are probably massive (5-10 Msun) asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars in a relatively short-lived core helium burning phase of their evolution. Careful spectroscopic analysis indicates that the details of the CN spectral feature are about 3-4x weaker in weak CN stars than in carbon stars. The kinematics of weak CN stars are similar to those of other young stars (e.g., massive main sequence stars) and reflect the well ordered rotation of M31's disk.This research project is funded in part by NASA/STScI and the National Science Foundation. Much of this work was carried out by high school students and undergraduates under the auspices of the Science Internship Program and LAMAT program at the University of

  19. CN and OH emissions in the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko coma with Rosetta/VIRTIS-M spectrometer

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    Migliorini, A.; Filacchione, G.; Capaccioni, F.; Piccioni, G.; Bockelee-Morvan, D.; Erard, S.; Leyrat, C.; Combi, M.; Fougere, N.

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    Observations with the visible channel of the Visible and InfraRed Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on board Rosetta taken when the spacecraft was at a distance of 80-140 km from 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G) allowed the detection of daughter gaseous species in its inner coma. The detection of the violet doublet emission of CN at 388.3 nm has occurred during the coma monitoring campaign in November-December 2015, when the instrument has operated with long integration times (50 s) necessary to boost the instrumental SNR and detect these faint emissions. Other features, like the C3 and C2 signatures around 420-480 nm, might possibly be visible in few cases but with a very low intensity. For this reason, we concentrate our analysis in the spectral region from 250 to 450 nm, where the detector sensitivity allows the positive detection of the above mentioned CN violet line at 388.3 nm, and the OH doublet emission at 309 nm. The CN emission at 388.3 nm is observed on both the day and night sides of 67P/C-G with a higher intensity on the dayside. In addition, at a preliminary analysis, the hydroxyl doublet emission intensity seems to be comparable to the violet CN line. The same emissions were also identified in spectra acquired using ground-based facilities, when the comet had just passed the perihelion (Fitzsimmons et al., 2016). These gaseous species emissions appear well contrasted with respect to the dust broad continuum, preferentially observed on the dayside. Distribution and variability of the OH and CN band intensities will be discussed with respect to observation parameters.

  20. Near-infrared Spectroscopic Observations of Comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) by WINERED: CN Red-system Band Emission

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    Shinnaka, Yoshiharu; Kawakita, Hideyo; Kondo, Sohei; Ikeda, Yuji; Kobayashi, Naoto; Hamano, Satoshi; Sameshima, Hiroaki; Fukue, Kei; Matsunaga, Noriyuki; Yasui, Chikako; Izumi, Natsuko; Mizumoto, Misaki; Otsubo, Shogo; Takenaka, Keiichi; Watase, Ayaka; Kawanishi, Takafumi; Nakanishi, Kenshi; Nakaoka, Tetsuya

    2017-08-01

    Although high-resolution spectra of the CN red-system band are considered useful in cometary sciences, e.g., in the study of isotopic ratios of carbon and nitrogen in cometary volatiles, there have been few reports to date due to the lack of high-resolution (R ≡ λ/Δλ > 20,000) spectrographs in the near-infrared region around ˜1 μm. Here, we present the high-resolution emission spectrum of the CN red-system band in comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy), acquired by the near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph WINERED mounted on the 1.3 m Araki telescope at the Koyama Astronomical Observatory, Kyoto, Japan. We applied our fluorescence excitation models for CN, based on modern spectroscopic studies, to the observed spectrum of comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) to search for CN isotopologues (13C14N and 12C15N). We used a CN fluorescence excitation model involving both a “pure” fluorescence excitation model for the outer coma and a “fully collisional” fluorescence excitation model for the inner coma region. Our emission model could reproduce the observed 12C14N red-system band of comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy). The derived mixing ratio between the two excitation models was 0.94(+0.02/-0.03):0.06(+0.03/-0.02), corresponding to the radius of the collision-dominant region of ˜800-1600 km from the nucleus. No isotopologues were detected. The observed spectrum is consistent, within error, with previous estimates in comets of 12C/13C (˜90) and 14N/15N (˜150).

  1. Effects of Nitrogen Sources and C/N Ratios on the Lipid-Producing Potential of Chlorella sp. HQ.

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    Zhan, Jingjing; Hong, Yu; Hu, Hongying

    2016-07-28

    Microalgae are being researched for their potential as attractive biofuel feedstock, particularly for their lipid production. For maximizing biofuel production, it is necessary to explore the effects of environmental factors on algal lipid-producing potential. In this study, the effects of nitrogen (N) sources (NO2-N, NO3-N, urea-N, NH4-N, and N-deficiency) and carbon-to-nitrogen ratios (C/N= 0, 1.0, 3.0, and 5.0) on algal lipid-producing potential of Chlorella sp. HQ were investigated. The results showed that for Chlorella growth and lipid accumulation potential, NO2-N was the best amongst the nitrogen sources, and NO3-N and urea-N also contributed to algal growth and lipid accumulation potential, but NH4-N and N-deficiency instead caused inhibitory effects. Moreover, the results indicated that algal lipid-producing potential was related to C/N ratios. With NO2-N treatment and carbon addition (C/N = 1.0, 3.0, and 5.0), total lipid yield was enhanced by 12.96-20.37%, but triacylglycerol (TAG) yields decreased by 25.52-94.31%. As for NO3-N treatment, carbon addition led to a 17.82-57.43%/ 25.86-82.67% reduction of total lipid/TAG yields. When NH4-N was used as the nitrogen source, total lipid/TAG yields were increased by 46.67-113.33%/28.99-74.76% with carbon addition. The total lipid/TAG yields of urea-N treatment varied with C/N ratios. Overall, the highest TAG yield (TAG yield: 38.75 ± 5.21 mg/l; TAG content: 44.16 ± 4.35%) was achieved under NO2-N treatment without carbon addition (C/N = 0), the condition that had merit for biofuel production.

  2. A novel dual-channel chemosensor for CN- using asymmetric double-azine derivatives in aqueous media and its application in bitter almond

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    Pei, Peng-Xiang; Hu, Jing-Han; Chen, Ying; Sun, You; Qi, Jing

    2017-06-01

    In this paper, we have designed and synthesized a novel sensor L1 based on asymmetric double-azine derivatives, which showed both ;naked eye; recognition and fluorescence responses for CN- in DMSO/H2O (v/v = 4:1, pH = 7.20) solution. This simple sensor L1 could distinguish CN- from coexisting anions via the way of deprotonation and sensing mechanism of intramolecular charge transfer (ICT), and the minimum detection limit on fluorescence response of the sensor L1 towards CN- was down to 9.47 × 10- 7 M. Moreover, we have successfully utilized the sensor L1 to detect CN- in bitter almond. Test strips containing L1 were also prepared, which could act as a practical colorimetric tool to detect CN- in aqueous media.

  3. Unusual Fe(CN)₆³⁻/⁴⁻ capture induced by synergic effect of electropolymeric cationic surfactant and graphene: characterization and biosensing application.

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    Deng, Sheng-Yuan; Zhang, Tao; Shan, Dan; Wu, Xiao-Yan; Dou, Yan-Zhi; Cosnier, Serge; Zhang, Xue-Ji

    2014-12-10

    Herein, a special microheterogeneous system for Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) capture was constructed based on graphene (GN) and the electropolymeric cationic surfactant, an amphiphilic pyrrole derivative, (11-pyrrolyl-1-yl-undecyl) triethylammonium tetrafluoroborate (A2). The morphology of the system was characterized by scanning electron microscope. The redox properties of the entrapped Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) were investigated by cyclic voltammetry and UV-visible spectrometry. The entrapped Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) exhibited highly electroactive with stable and symmetrical cyclic voltammetric signal. A dramatic negative shift in the half wave potential can be obtained due to the unusual Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) partitioning in in this microheterogeneous system based on poly(A2+GN). Finally, the entrapped Fe(CN)6(3-/4-) was applied in the construction of the enhanced biosensors to hydrogen peroxide and sulfide.

  4. A highly selective colorimetric and "turn-on" fluorimetric chemosensor for detecting CN- based on unsymmetrical azine derivatives in aqueous media

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    Sun, You; Hu, Jing-Han; Qi, Jing; Li, Jian-Bin

    2016-10-01

    A novel highly selective chemosensor S1 for cyanide based on unsymmetrical azine derivative was successfully designed and synthesized, which showed both colorimetric and fluorescence turn-on responses for cyanide ions in aqueous. This structurally simple chemosensor could detect CN- anion over other anions in aqueous solution DMSO/H2O (v/v = 3:2) undergo deprotonation reaction. Results showed that the chemosensor S1 exhibited 50 fold enhancement in fluorescence at 530 nm and showed an obvious change in color from colorless to yellow that could be detected by naked eye under the UV-lamp after the addition of CN- in aqueous solution. Moreover, the detection limit on fluorescence response of the sensor to CN- is down to 6.17 × 10- 8 M by titration method. Test strips based on S1 were obtain, which could be used as a convenient and efficient CN- test kit to detect CN- in aqueous solution.

  5. Mechanism of a strongly anisotropic MoIII-CN-MnII spin-spin coupling in molecular magnets based on the [Mo(CN)(7)](4-) heptacyanometalate: a new strategy for single-molecule magnets with high blocking temperatures.

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    Mironov, Vladimir S; Chibotaru, Liviu F; Ceulemans, Arnout

    2003-08-13

    Unusual spin coupling between Mo(III) and Mn(II) cyano-bridged ions in bimetallic molecular magnets based on the [Mo(III)(CN)(7)](4-) heptacyanometalate is analyzed in terms of the superexchange theory. Due to the orbital degeneracy and strong spin-orbit coupling on Mo(III), the ground state of the pentagonal-bipyramidal [Mo(III)(CN)(7)](4-) complex corresponds to an anisotropic Kramers doublet. Using a specially adapted kinetic exchange model we have shown that the Mo(III)-CN-Mn(II) superexchange interaction is extremely anisotropic: it is described by an Ising-like spin Hamiltonian JS(z)(Mo) S(z)(Mn) for the apical pairs and by the J(z)S(z)(Mo) S(z)(Mn) + J(xy)(Sx(Mo) Sx(Mn) + Sy(Mo) Sy(Mn)) spin Hamiltonian for the equatorial pairs (in the latter case J(z) and J(xy) can have opposite signs). This anisotropy resulted from an interplay of several Ising-like (Sz(Mo) Sz(Mn)) and isotropic (S(Mo)S(Mn)) ferro- and antiferromagnetic contributions originating from metal-to-metal electron transfers through the pi and sigma orbitals of the cyano bridges. The Mo(III)-CN-Mn(II) exchange anisotropy is distinct from the anisotropy of the g-tensor of [Mo(III)(CN)(7)](4-); moreover, there is no correlation between the exchange anisotropy and g-tensor anisotropy. We indicate that highly anisotropic spin-spin couplings (such as the Ising-like JS(z)(Mo) S(z)(Mn)) combined with large exchange parameters represent a very important source of the global magnetic anisotropy of polyatomic molecular magnetic clusters. Since the total spin of such clusters is no longer a good quantum number, the spin spectrum pattern can differ considerably from the conventional scheme described by the zero-field splitting of the isotropic spin of the ground state. As a result, the spin reorientation barrier of the magnetic cluster may be considerably larger. This finding opens a new way in the strategy of designing single-molecule magnets (SMM) with unusually high blocking temperatures. The use of

  6. Cloning, Expression Profiling and Functional Analysis of CnHMGS, a Gene Encoding 3-hydroxy-3-Methylglutaryl Coenzyme A Synthase from Chamaemelum nobile

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    Full Text Available Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile L. is renowned for its production of essential oils, which major components are sesquiterpenoids. As the important enzyme in the sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis pathway, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A synthase (HMGS catalyze the crucial step in the mevalonate pathway in plants. To isolate and identify the functional genes involved in the sesquiterpene biosynthesis of C. nobile L., a HMGS gene designated as CnHMGS (GenBank Accession No. KU529969 was cloned from C. nobile. The cDNA sequence of CnHMGS contained a 1377 bp open reading frame encoding a 458-amino-acid protein. The sequence of the CnHMGS protein was highly homologous to those of HMGS proteins from other plant species. Phylogenetic tree analysis revealed that CnHMGS clustered with the HMGS of Asteraceae in the dicotyledon clade. Further functional complementation of CnHMGS in the mutant yeast strain YSC6274 lacking HMGS activity demonstrated that the cloned CnHMGS cDNA encodes a functional HMGS. Transcript profile analysis indicated that CnHMGS was preferentially expressed in flowers and roots of C. nobile. The expression of CnHMGS could be upregulated by exogenous elicitors, including methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid, suggesting that CnHMGS was elicitor-responsive. The characterization and expression analysis of CnHMGS is helpful to understand the biosynthesis of sesquiterpenoid in C. nobile at the molecular level and also provides molecular wealth for the biotechnological improvement of this important medicinal plant.

  7. NMR Study of κ-(ET)2 Cu [ N(CN)2 ] Br

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    Lui, Tak-Kei; Gezo, J. C.; Giannetta, R. W.; Slichter, C. P.; Schlueter, J. A.

    2011-03-01

    We report measurements of the 13C spin-lattice relaxation rate, (T1 T)-1 of κ - (ET)2 Cu [ N (CN)2 ] Br , an organic superconductor with TC = 11.9 K . The shape of the (T1 T)-1 versus T graph suggests the existence of a finite spin singlet-triplet gap: A Los Alamos Symposium, pp. 427-479, ed. K.S. Bedell et al., Addison-Wesley (1994)}. Knight shifts were measured to search for a two-component electronic system. We also report measurements using an ``S-shape'' pulse sequence that inverts half of the absorption line, permitting one to study slow motions and spin density waves. Work at UIUC supported by NSF DMR 10-05708, and Center for Emergent Superconductivity USDOE Award No. DE-AC02-98CH10886, Work at Argonne supported by UChicago Argonne, LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory, DOE Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.

  8. OH AND CN ZEEMAN OBSERVATIONS OF MAGNETIC FIELDS IN MOLECULAR CLOUDS

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    Full Text Available Observations of the Zeeman e ect in OH and CN provide valuable information about magnetic eld strengths and directions in molecular clouds in the density range 103 < n(cm-3 < 106 that these species sample. These data make it possible to test predictions of weak eld, turbulence driven star formation and strong eld, ambipolar di usion driven star formation. Here we discuss exactly what information Zeeman observations provide and how those data may be analyzed to yield meaningful results. The data imply that the mean mass-to-ux ratio in molecular cores is - 2 - 3 times critical, which means that magnetic elds are generally not strong enough to prevent gravitational collapse. However, this information about mean eld strengths is not de nitive in excluding one or the other of the two models of star formation. Present data do suggest that magnetic elds play a very signi cant role in the evolution of molecular clouds and in the star formation process. Finally, very preliminary results are discussed from two in-progress studies; these studies have the potential to be signi cantly more de nitive in testing the predictions of star formation theory, and perhaps in discriminating between the two theories.

  9. Nolan-Pollak type CN counters in the Vienna aerosol workshop

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    Gras, J. L.; Podzimek, J.; O'Connor, T. C.; Enderle, K.-H.

    Three "standard" Nolan-Pollak (N-P) and a modified N-P design condensation nucleus (CN) counters were included in the Vienna Workshop on Intercomparison of Condensation Nuclei and Aerosol Particle counters. These counters came from diverse backgrounds, namely programs in USA, Europe and Australia. In this work, principles of the operation and previous history of calibration of the N-P expansion counter are briefly reviewed and comparisons between the particular counters used in the workshop are presented and discussed. Counting agreement was found to be very good between the N-P counters, typically better than ±12% for a range of aerosol sizes and compositions from a minimum diameter of 4 nm. The independently calibrated GIV CNC-440 (modified N-P type counter) also agreed well with the N-P counters. The minimum size sensitivity of the N-P counter was examined showing a lower detection limit for insoluble (Ag) particles of around 2.6±0.3 nm diameter.

  10. Pressure-Induced Enhanced Magnetic Anisotropy in Mn(N(CN)2)2

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    Quintero, P. A. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Rajan, D. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Peprah, M. K. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Brinzari, T. V. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Fishman, Randy Scott [ORNL; Talham, Daniel R. [University of Florida, Gainesville; Meisel, Mark W. [University of Florida, Gainesville

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    Using DC and AC magnetometry, the pressure dependence of the magnetization of the threedimensional antiferromagnetic coordination polymer Mn(N(CN)2)2 was studied up to 12 kbar and down to 8 K. The magnetic transition temperature, Tc, increases dramatically with applied pressure (P), where a change from Tc(P = ambient) = 16:0 K to Tc(P = 12:1 kbar) = 23:5 K was observed. In addition, a marked difference in the magnetic behavior is observed above and below 7.1 kbar. Specifically, for P < 7:1 kbar, the differences between the field-cooled and zero-field-cooled (fc-zfc) magnetizations, the coercive field, and the remanent magnetization decrease with increasing pressure. However, for P > 7:1 kbar, the behavior is inverted. Additionally, for P > 8:6 kbar, minor hysteresis loops are observed. All of these effects are evidence of the increase of the superexchange interaction and the appearance of an enhanced exchange anisotropy with applied pressure.

  11. On the Progenitor of the Type II-Plateau SN 2008cn in NGC 4603

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    Elias-Rosa, N; Li, W; Morrell, N; González, S; Hamuy, M; Filippenko, A V; Cuillandre, J -C; Foley, R J; Smith, N

    2009-01-01

    Through comparison of pre- and post-explosion images obtained with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, we have isolated a supergiant star prior to explosion at nearly the same position as the high-luminosity SN II-P 2008cn. We provide evidence that this supergiant may well be the progenitor of the SN, although this identification is not entirely unambiguous due mainly to the distance to the host galaxy (NGC 4603), 33.3 Mpc. The progenitor candidate has a more yellow color than generally would be expected and, if a single star, would require that it exploded during a "blue loop" evolutionary phase. Nonetheless, we estimate an initial mass of Mini = 15 +/- 2 Msun for this star, which is within the expected mass range for SN II-P progenitors. The yellower color could also arise from the blend of two or more stars, such as a red supergiant hidden by a brighter, blue supergiant; or a massive, interacting binary system. Finally, if the yellow supergiant is not the progenitor, o...

  12. Specificity of motor components in the dual flagellar system of Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32.

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    Bubendorfer, Sebastian; Held, Susanne; Windel, Natalie; Paulick, Anja; Klingl, Andreas; Thormann, Kai M

    2012-01-01

    Bacterial flagellar motors are intricate nanomachines in which the stator units and rotor component FliM may be dynamically exchanged during function. Similar to other bacterial species, the gammaproteobacterium Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32 possesses a complete secondary flagellar system along with a corresponding stator unit. Expression of the secondary system occurs during planktonic growth in complex media and leads to the formation of a subpopulation with one or more additional flagella at random positions in addition to the primary polar system. We used physiological and phenotypic characterizations of defined mutants in concert with fluorescent microscopy on labelled components of the two different systems, the stator proteins PomB and MotB, the rotor components FliM(1) and FliM(2), and the auxiliary motor components MotX and MotY, to determine localization, function and dynamics of the proteins in the flagellar motors. The results demonstrate that the polar flagellum is driven by a Na(+)-dependent FliM(1)/PomAB/MotX/MotY flagellar motor while the secondary system is rotated by a H(+)-dependent FliM(2)/MotAB motor. The components were highly specific for their corresponding motor and are unlikely to be extensively swapped or shared between the two flagellar systems under planktonic conditions. The results have implications for both specificity and dynamics of flagellar motor components. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  13. Iron(III)-bearing clay minerals enhance bioreduction of nitrobenzene by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32.

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    Luan, Fubo; Liu, Yan; Griffin, Aron M; Gorski, Christopher A; Burgos, William D

    2015-02-03

    Iron-bearing clay minerals are ubiquitous in the environment, and the clay-Fe(II)/Fe(III) redox couple plays important roles in abiotic reduction of several classes of environmental contaminants. We investigated the role of Fe-bearing clay minerals on the bioreduction of nitrobenzene. In experiments with Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 and excess electron donor, we found that the Fe-bearing clay minerals montmorillonite SWy-2 and nontronite NAu-2 enhanced nitrobenzene bioreduction. On short time scales (<50 h), nitrobenzene reduction was primarily biologically driven, but at later time points, nitrobenzene reduction by biologically formed structural Fe(II) in the clay minerals became increasingly important. We found that chemically reduced (dithionite) iron-bearing clay minerals reduced nitrobenzene more rapidly than biologically reduced iron-bearing clay minerals despite the minerals having similar structural Fe(II) concentrations. We also found that chemically reduced NAu-2 reduced nitrobenzene faster as compared to chemically reduced SWy-2. The different reactivity of SWy-2 versus NAu-2 toward nitrobenzene was caused by different forms of structural clay-Fe(II) in the clay minerals and different reduction potentials (Eh) of the clay minerals. Because most contaminated aquifers become reduced via biological activity, the reactivity of biogenic clay-Fe(II) toward reducible contaminants is particularly important.

  14. Theoretical study of radiative electron attachment to CN, C2H, and C4H radicals

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    Douguet, Nicolas; Raoult, Maurice; Dulieu, Olivier; Orel, Ann E; Kokoouline, Viatcheslav

    2015-01-01

    A first-principle theoretical approach to study the process of radiative electron attachment is developed and applied to the negative molecular ions CN$^-$, C$_4$H$^-$, and C$_2$H$^-$. Among these anions, the first two have already been observed in the interstellar space. Cross sections and rate coefficients for formation of these ions by radiative electron attachment to the corresponding neutral radicals are calculated. For completeness of the theoretical approach, two pathways for the process have been considered: (i) A direct pathway, in which the electron in collision with the molecule spontaneously emits a photon and forms a negative ion in one of the lowest vibrational levels, and (ii) an indirect, or two-step pathway, in which the electron is initially captured through non-Born-Oppenheimer coupling into a vibrationally resonant excited state of the anion, which then stabilizes by radiative decay. We develop a general model to describe the second pathway and show that its contribution to the formation o...

  15. Total eclipse of the heart: The AM CVn Gaia14aae / ASSASN-14cn

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    Campbell, H C; Fraser, M; Hodgkin, S T; de Miguel, E; Gänsicke, B T; Steeghs, D; Hourihane, A; Breedt, E; Littlefair, S P; Koposov, S E; Wyrzykowski, L; Altavilla, G; Blagorodnova, N; Clementini, G; Damljanovic, G; Delgado, A; Dennefeld, M; Drake, A J; Fernández-Hernández, J; Gilmore, G; Gualandi, R; Hamanowicz, A; Handzlik, B; Hardy, L K; Harrison, D L; Ilkiewicz, K; Jonker, P G; Kochanek, C S; Kolaczkowski, Z; Kostrzewa-Rutkowska, Z; Kotak, R; van Leeuwen, G; Leto, G; Ochner, P; Pawlak, M; Palaversa, L; Rixon, G; Rybicki, K; Shappee, B J; Smartt, S J; Torres, M A P; Tomasella, L; Turatto, M; Ulaczyk, K; van Velzen, S; Vince, O; Walton, N A; Wielgórski, P; Wevers, T; Whitelock, P; Yoldas, A; De Angeli, F; Burgess, P; Busso, G; Busuttil, R; Butterley, T; Chambers, K C; Copperwheat, C; Danilet, A B; Dhillon, V S; Evans, D W; Eyer, L; Froebrich, D; Gomboc, A; Holland, G; Holoien, T W -S; Jarvis, J F; Kaiser, N; Kann, D A; Koester, D; Kolb, U; Komossa, S; Magnier, E A; Mahabal, A; Polshaw, J; Prieto, J L; Prusti, T; Riello, M; Scholz, A; Simonian, G; Stanek, K Z; Szabados, L; Waters, C; Wilson, R W

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    We report the discovery and characterisation of a deeply eclipsing AM CVn-system, Gaia14aae (= ASSASN-14cn). Gaia14aae was identified independently by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN; Shappee et al. 2014) and by the Gaia Science Alerts project, during two separate outbursts. A third outburst is seen in archival Pan-STARRS-1 (PS1; Schlafly et al. 2012; Tonry et al. 2012; Magnier et al. 2013) and ASAS-SN data. Spectroscopy reveals a hot, hydrogen-deficient spectrum with clear double-peaked emission lines, consistent with an accreting double degenerate classification. We use follow-up photometry to constrain the orbital parameters of the system. We find an orbital period of 49.71 min, which places Gaia14aae at the long period extremum of the outbursting AM CVn period distribution. Gaia14aae is dominated by the light from its accreting white dwarf. Assuming an orbital inclination of 90 degrees for the binary system, the contact phases of the white dwarf lead to lower limits of 0.78 M solar an...

  16. Magnetic structure of molecular magnet Fe[Fe(CN)6]·4H2O

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    Amit Kumar; S M Yusuf

    2004-08-01

    We have studied the magnetic structure of Fe[Fe(CN)6]·4H2O, prepared by precipitation method, using neutron diffraction technique. Temperature dependent DC magnetization study down to 4.2 K shows that the compound undergoes from a high temperature disordered (paramagnetic) to an ordered magnetic phase transition at 22.6 K. Rietveld analysis of neutron diffraction pattern at 60 K (in its paramagnetic phase) revealed a face centred cubic structure with space group Fm3m. The structure contains three-dimensional network of straight Fe3+ –C≡N–Fe3+ chains along the edges of the unit cell cube. Fe3+ ions occupy 4 (0, 0, 0) and 4 (1/2, 1/2, 1/2) positions. Fe3+ (0, 0, 0) is surrounded octahedrally by six nitrogen atoms and Fe3+ (1/2, 1/2, 1/2) is surrounded octahedrally by six carbon atoms. Magnetic Rietveld refinement of neutron diffraction data at 11 K shows a ferromagnetic coupling between the two inequivalent Fe3+ sites. Refinement yielded an ordered moment of 4.4(6) and 0.8(6) B per Fe ion located at (0, 0, 0) and (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), respectively. Ordered moments are found to align along the face diagonal. The observed net moment from low temperature neutron diffraction study is consistent with DC magnetization results.

  17. El áureo de Cn. Pompeyo Magno (RRC 402/1

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La aparición de un quinto ejemplar del raro áureo de Cn. Pompeyo Magno (cos. I 70 a.C. nos ha llevado a retomar esta amonedación, de claro carácter triunfal, que se ha relacionado con cada uno de los tres triunfos de Pompeyo, celebrados respectivamente en los años 81, 71 y 61 a.C. De hecho, este áureo parece relacionarse con las campañas orientales de Pompeyo y su iconografía muestra tanto sus deseos de celebrar su triunfo como su célebre imitatio Alexandri.The discovery of a fifth copy of the rare aureus of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (cos. I 70 BC caused us to take up again this coining, with a clear triumphant nature, celebrated respectively in 81, 71 and 61 BC. In fact, this aureus seems to be in relation with the eastern campaigns of Pompeius, and its iconography shows his wishes of a triumph celebration as well as his imitatio Alexandri.

  18. Study on the Application to L-CN%L-肉碱的应用研究

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    宋志刚; 刘惠芳

    2001-01-01

    @@ 1 L-肉碱的历史沿革 L-肉碱又称为肉毒碱(Carnitine,CN),肉碱,是存在于动物组织,植物和微生物中一种类似维生素的营养物质.1905年,Krimberg首先在肌肉中发现了肉碱.1927年Tomita等证实其分子结构为L-β-羟-γ-三甲铵丁酸.1948年,Fraeneal在研究黄粉虫(Tenebrio)对营养的需求时发现,它们不能在蛋白质、碳水化合物、矿物质和所有已知维生素的合成复合体中存活,他认为昆虫体内及幼虫发育过程中需要另外一种生长因子,称之为维生素BT.1952年,Carter证实,维生素BT即为肉碱.由于大多数健康动物能产生足够的肉碱,所以其重要性长期被忽略.直到20世纪80年代,肉毒碱才被认为是机体必需的营养物质(Borum等,1981;Battzell等,1987).

  19. Post first dredge-up [C/N] ratio as age indicator. Theoretical calibration

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    Salaris, Maurizio; Piersimoni, Anna M; Cassisi, Santi

    2015-01-01

    We performed a detailed analysis of the use of [C/N] measured in red giant branch stars between the completion of the first dredge up and the red giant branch bump ([C/N]_{FDU}) as age indicator. [C/N]_{FDU} cannot give accurate ages for individual stars, but may provide a general chronology for the formation of composite populations and add constraints to analyses of red giants from surface gravity-effective temperature diagrams. We provide a theoretical calibration of [C/N]_{FDU} in terms of total metallicity [M/H] and age, for ages greater than 1 Gyr, which we tested against variations in the initial heavy element distribution (scaled-solar vs alpha-enhanced), efficiency of overshooting from MS convective cores and from the convective envelopes, variations in the initial He abundance and in the mixing length parameter. Our calibration is compared with a small sample of available measurements of [C/N]_{FDU} in star clusters and halo field stars, which at least qualitatively confirm the overall trend of the ...

  20. Pressure-Induced Polymerization of LiN(CN) 2

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    Keefer, Derek W.; Gou, Huiyang; Purdy, Andrew P.; Epshteyn, Albert; Kim, Duck Young; Badding, John V.; Strobel, Timothy A.

    2016-10-28

    The high-pressure behavior of lithium dicyanamide (LiN(CN)2) was studied with in situ Raman and infrared (IR) spectroscopies, and synchrotron angle-dispersive powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) in a diamond anvil cell (DAC) to 22 GPa. The fundamental vibrational modes associated with molecular units were assigned using a combination of experimental data and density functional perturbation theory. Some low-frequency modes were observed for the first time. On the basis of spectroscopic and diffraction data, we suggest a polymorphic phase transformation at ~8 GPa, wherein dicyanamide ions remain as discrete molecular species. Above ca. 18 GPa, dicyanamide units polymerize, forming a largely disordered network, and the extent of polymerization may be increased by annealing at elevated temperature. The polymerized product consists of tricyanomelaminate-like groups containing sp2-hybidized carbon–nitrogen bonds and exhibits a visible absorption edge near 540 nm. The product is recoverable to ambient conditions but is not stable in air/moisture.

  1. ab initio Studies on Molecular Conductor (BEDSe-TTF)2[Fe(CN)5NO

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    YAO Kai-Lun; TU Hai-Bo; WANG Wei-Zhong

    2001-01-01

    In this paper the ab initio study using pseudopotential plane wave method with the local spin density functional approximation is presented for the molecular conductor (BEDSe-TTF)2[Fe(CN)5NO]. The mean electronic density distributions are obtained, and we find that the extended π orbital of the selenium does not affect the properties of material as assumed in other papers and the "side-by-side" type S...S interaction is the primary interaction between donors. From band structure calculations we analyze the influence of the NO groups on the electronic structure and magnetic properties of molecule. It is shown that the itinerant electrons important to electronic properties in these types of hybrids are delocalized electrons contributed by NO groups, instead of by the 3d electrons of Fe. Additionally, we have found that the localized magnetic moment is also contributed by the NO groups in this molecular conductor. From total energy calculations the molecular structure with the lowest energy is found due to the interaction between split spins, and the particular positions of the NO groups are obtained.

  2. Orbital responses to methyl sites in CnH2n+2 (n=1-6)

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    Yang Ze-Jin; Cheng Xin-Lu; Zhu Zheng-He; Yang Xiang-Dong

    2012-01-01

    Orbital responses to methyl sites in CnH2n+2 (n =1-6) are studied by B3LYP/TZVP based on the most stable geometries using the B3LYP/aug-cc-pVTZ method.Vertical ionization energies are produced using the SAOP/et-pVQZ model for the complete valence space.The highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) investigations indicate the pelectron profiles in methane,ethane,propane,and n-butane.By increasing the number of carbon-carbon bonds in lower momentum regions,the s,p-hybridized orbitals are built and display strong exchange and correlation interactions in lower momentum space (P (≤) 0.50 a.u.).Meanwhile,the relative intensities of the isomers in lower momentum space show the strong bonding number dependence of the carbon-carbon bonds,meaning that more electrons have contributed to orbital construction.The study of representative valence orbital momentum distribution further confirms that the structural changes lead to evident electronic rearrangement over the whole valence space.An analysis based on the isomers reveals that the valence orbitals are isomer-dependent and the valence ionization energy experiences an apparent shift in the inner valence space.However,such shifts are greatly reduced in the outer valence space.Meanwhile,the opposite energy shift trend is found in the intermediate valence space.

  3. Multiple episodes of star formation in the CN15/16/17 molecular complex

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    Gennaro, M; Brandner, W; Stolte, A; Rochau, B; Beuther, H; Gouliermis, D; Tackenberg, J; Kudryavtseva, N; Hussmann, B; Schuller, F; Henning, Th

    2012-01-01

    We have started a campaign to identify massive star clusters inside bright molecular bubbles towards the Galactic Center. The CN15/16/17 molecular complex is the first example of our study. The region is characterized by the presence of two young clusters, DB10 and DB11, visible in the NIR, an ultra-compact HII region identified in the radio, several young stellar objects visible in the MIR, a bright diffuse nebulosity at 8\\mu m coming from PAHs and sub-mm continuum emission revealing the presence of cold dust. Given its position on the sky (l=0.58, b=-0.85) and its kinematic distance of ~7.5 kpc, the region was thought to be a very massive site of star formation in proximity of the CMZ. The cluster DB11 was estimated to be as massive as 10^4 M_sun. However the region's properties were known only through photometry and its kinematic distance was very uncertain given its location at the tangential point. We aimed at better characterizing the region and assess whether it could be a site of massive star formatio...

  4. Magnetocaloric effect in Mn2-pyrazole-[Nb(CN)8] molecular magnet by relaxation calorimetry

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    Pełka, R.; Gajewski, M.; Miyazaki, Y.; Yamashita, S.; Nakazawa, Y.; Fitta, M.; Pinkowicz, D.; Sieklucka, B.

    2016-12-01

    Magnetocaloric effect in {[Mn(pyrazole)4]2[Nb(CN)8]·4 H2O}n molecular magnet is reported. It crystallizes in tetragonal I41/a space group. The compound exhibits a phase transition to a long range magnetically ordered state at TN ≈ 22.8 K. Temperature dependences of the magnetic entropy change ΔSM as well as the adiabatic temperature change ΔTad due to applied field change μ0 ΔH in the range of 0.1-9 T have been inferred from the relaxation calorimetry measurements. A systematic approximate approach has been used to determine the lattice contribution to the heat capacity. The maximum value of ΔSM for μ0 ΔH = 5 T is 6.83 J mol-1 K-1 (6.65 J kg-1 K-1) at 24.3 K. The corresponding maximum value of ΔTad is 1.4 K at 23.8 K. The temperature dependence of the exponent n characterizing the field dependence of ΔSM has been estimated. It attains the value of 0.64 at the transition temperature, which is consistent with the 3D Heisenberg universality class. A hitherto unobserved two-peak structure has been revealed in the temperature dependence of ΔTad.

  5. Optical and Infrared Photometry of the Type Ia Supernovae 1991T, 1991bg, 1999ek, 2001bt, 2001cn, 2001cz, and 2002bo

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    Krisciunas, K; Phillips, M M; Candia, P; Prieto, J L; Antezana, R; Chassagne, R; Chen, H W; Dickinson, M; Eisenhardt, P R M; Espinoza, J; Garnavich, P M; González, D; Harrison, T E; Hamuy, M; Ivanov, V D; Krzeminski, W; Kulesa, C; McCarthy, P; Moro-Martin, A; Muena, C; Noriega-Crespo, A; Persson, S E; Pinto, P A; Roth, M; Rubenstein, E P; Stanford, S A; Stringfellow, G B; Zapata, A; Porter, A; Wischnjewsky, M; Krisciunas, Kevin; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Phillips, Mark M.; Candia, Pablo; Prieto, Jose Luis; Porter, Alain; Wischnjewsky, Marina

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    We present optical and/or infrared photometry of the Type Ia supernovae SN 1991T, SN 1991bg, SN 1999ek, SN 2001bt, SN 2001cn, SN 2001cz, and SN 2002bo. All but one of these supernovae have decline rate parameters Delta m_15(B) close to the median value of 1.1 for the whole class of Type Ia supernovae. The addition of these supernovae to the relationship between the near-infrared absolute magnitudes and Delta m_15(B) strengthens the previous relationships we have found, in that the maximum light absolute magnitudes are essentially independent of the decline rate parameter. (SN 1991bg, the prototype of the subclass of fast declining Type Ia supernovae, is a special case.) The dispersion in the Hubble diagram in JHK is only ~0.15 mag. The near-infrared properties of Type Ia supernovae continue to be excellent measures of the luminosity distances to the supernova host galaxies, due to the need for only small corrections from the epoch of observation to maximum light, low dispersion in absolute magnitudes at maxim...

  6. TiO2,TiN和Ti(CN)对连铸保护渣粘性特征的影响%Effects of TiO2, TiN and Ti (CN) on Viscous Properties of Mold Fluxes

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    刘承军; 孙丽枫; 毛天成; 张宁; 白国林

    2007-01-01

    采用旋转粘度计全面系统的研究TiO2,TiN和Ti(CN)对连铸保护渣粘性特征的影响作用机制.研究表明,TiO2可以降低连铸保护渣的粘度,但随着钙钛矿的析出,会增加凝固温度和粘度.TiN以固相质点的形式存在且会抑制渣中晶体析出,相对地降低凝固温度,但会增大粘度.Ti(CN)由于分解反应放出气体,会降低连铸保护渣的化学稳定性.

  7. On fuzzy weakly-closed sets

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    Mahanta, J.; P. K. Das

    2012-01-01

    A new class of fuzzy closed sets, namely fuzzy weakly closed set in a fuzzy topological space is introduced and it is established that this class of fuzzy closed sets lies between fuzzy closed sets and fuzzy generalized closed sets. Alongwith the study of fundamental results of such closed sets, we define and characterize fuzzy weakly compact space and fuzzy weakly closed space.

  8. Rotational mixing in close binaries

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    de Mink, S E; Langer, N; Yoon, S -Ch; Brott, I; Glebbeek, E; Verkoulen, M; Pols, O R

    2008-01-01

    Rotational mixing is a very important but uncertain process in the evolution of massive stars. We propose to use close binaries to test its efficiency. Based on rotating single stellar models we predict nitrogen surface enhancements for tidally locked binaries. Furthermore we demonstrate the possibility of a new evolutionary scenario for very massive (M > 40 solar mass) close (P < 3 days) binaries: Case M, in which mixing is so efficient that the stars evolve quasi-chemically homogeneously, stay compact and avoid any Roche-lobe overflow, leading to very close (double) WR binaries.

  9. Closed planar curves without inflections

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    Ohno, Shuntaro; Umehara, Masaaki

    2011-01-01

    We define a computable topological invariant $\\mu(\\gamma)$ for generic closed planar regular curves $\\gamma$, which gives an effective lower bound for the number of inflection points on a given generic closed planar curve. Using it, we classify the topological types of locally convex curves (i.e. closed planar regular curves without inflections) whose numbers of crossings are less than or equal to five. Moreover, we discuss the relationship between the number of double tangents and the invariant $\\mu(\\gamma)$ on a given $\\gamma$.

  10. [ReCl4(CN)2]2-: a high magnetic anisotropy building unit giving rise to the single-chain magnets (DMF)4MReCl4(CN)2 (M = Mn, Fe, Co, Ni).

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    Harris, T David; Bennett, Miriam V; Clérac, Rodolphe; Long, Jeffrey R

    2010-03-24

    An S = 3/2, high-anisotropy building unit, trans-[ReCl(4)(CN)(2)](2-), representing the first paramagnetic complex with a mixture of just cyanide and halide ligands, has been synthesized through the reaction of (Bu(4)N)CN with ReCl(4)(THF)(2). This species is characterized in detail and employed in directing the formation of a series of one-dimensional coordination solids of formula (DMF)(4)MReCl(4)(CN)(2) (M = Mn (2), Fe (3), Co (4), Ni (5)). Variable-temperature dc magnetic susceptibility measurements demonstrate the presence of intrachain antiferromagnetic (2) and ferromagnetic (3-5) exchange coupling within these solids. In addition, probing the ac magnetic susceptibility as a function of both temperature and frequency reveals that all of the chain compounds exhibit slow relaxation of the magnetization. The relaxation time is shown to be thermally activated, with energy barriers to relaxation of Delta(tau) = 31, 56, 17, and 20 cm(-1) for 2-5, respectively. Notably, the field-dependent magnetization of the iron congener exhibits a significant hysteresis effect at low temperature, with a coercive field of H(C) = 1.0 T, thus demonstrating magnetlike behavior in this one-dimensional system. Finally, the magnetization dynamics of all solids occur within the finite-size regime, where the magnetic domain growth is limited due to physical defects along the chains within the crystals.

  11. Proposed Closing Order : St. Vincent

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The attached letter directed to Secretary Morton from the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy recommends the establishment of a Secretarial closing order on...

  12. Pollution hazard closes neutrino lab

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    Jones, Nicola

    2003-01-01

    "A leading astrophysics laboratory in Italy has closed down all but one of its experiments over concerns that toxic polluants could leak form the underground lab into the local water supply" (0.5 page)

  13. Effect of ambient nitrogen pressure on the formation and spatio-temporal behaviour of C2 and CN

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    Archana Kushwaha; R K Thareja

    2010-12-01

    We report the effect of ambient gas on the formation as well as propagation behaviour of ablated species C2 and CN within the carbon plasma created by focussing a high-power Nd:YAG ( = 1064 nm) laser onto the rotating graphite target in the nitrogen ambient. The formation of C2 takes place earlier as well as nearer the target compared to that of CN which forms later and far from the target, in 1.2 mbar pressure of N2 gas. Peak arrival time vs. nitrogen gas pressure plot shows a shock wave-like dependence ∝ in the pressure range 1.2–120 mbar (collisional regime) which indicates plume confinement with increases in ambient pressure. At higher pressure, thermalization takes place.

  14. Oxidation of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 Composite

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    Li Xikun; Qiu Guanming; Xiu Zhimeng; Sun Xudong; Yan Changhao; Dai Shaojun

    2005-01-01

    The oxidation behavior of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 composite and its effect on high temperature bending strength was studied. The result indicates that the mass gain during static oxidation of the material under normal atmosphere follows the parabolic law. Oxide increases with increasing temperature and prolonging time. It has good oxidation resistance. The product of oxidation of the material is TiO2. Therefore, the volume of the material expands. The oxide film is destroyed because residual stress inside the oxide film is released. Proper oxidation is beneficial to the improvement of bending strength of Al2O3-30%TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 composite. The strength increase is up to 4.5%.

  15. SiCN nanofibers with a diameter below 100 nm synthesized via concerted block copolymer formation, microphase separation, and crosslinking.

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    Pillai, Saravana K T; Kretschmer, Winfried P; Denner, Christine; Motz, Günter; Hund, Markus; Fery, Andreas; Trebbin, Martin; Förster, Stefan; Kempe, Rhett

    2013-04-08

    SiCN fibers with a mean diameter of 50 nm and an aspect ratio of up to 100 are produced in a two-step process by R. Kempe and co-workers. The key step to fabricate the longitudinal and cross-sectional views of the mesofibers shown here is a concerted block-copolymer synthesis, microphase separation, and cross linking at 140 °C followed by pyrolysis at 1100 °C. Inexpensive components like a commercially available silazane and polyethylene are linked. The fibers may find application in electronic devices, as components of ceramic matrix composites, as fiber beds in high-temperature nano-filtering like diesel fine dust removal, or as thermally robust and chemically inert catalyst supports. Furthermore, the SiCN nanofibers introduced on page 984 are a promising alternative to ultrathin carbon fibers, due to their oxidation resistance.

  16. Rotational spectra of isotopic species of methyl cyanide, CH3CN, in their v8 = 1 excited vibrational states

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    Müller, H S P; Pearson, J C; Ordu, M H; Wehres, N; Lewen, F

    2016-01-01

    Methyl cyanide is an important trace molecule in space, especially in star-forming regions where it is one of the more common molecules used to derive kinetic temperatures. We want to obtain accurate spectroscopic parameters of minor isotopologs of methyl cyanide in their lowest excited v8 = 1 vibrational states to support astronomical observations, in particular, with interferometers such as ALMA. The laboratory rotational spectrum of methyl cyanide in natural isotopic composition has been recorded from the millimeter to the terahertz regions. Transitions with good signal-to-noise ratios could be identified for the three isotopic species CH3(13)CN, (13)CH3CN, and CH3C(15)N up to about 1.2 THz (J" <= 66). Accurate spectroscopic parameters were obtained for all three species. The present data were already instrumental in identifying v8 = 1 lines of methyl cyanide with one (13)C in IRAM 30 m and ALMA data toward Sagittarius B2(N).

  17. Monomers, dimers, and trimers of [Au(CN2]− in a Ba(diaza-18-crown-62+ coordination polymer

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    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The structure of the title compound, poly[triaquatetra-μ-cyanido-tetracyanidobis(1,4,10,13-tetraoxa-7,16-diazacyclooctadecanedibarium(IItetragold(I], [Au4Ba2(CN8(C12H26N2O42(H2O3]n, displays O—H...N hydrogen bonding between water molecules and cyano ligands and an unusual pattern of aurophilic interactions that yields a monomer, dimer, and trimer of [Au(CN2]− within the same crystal structure. In two of the five Au positions, the atom resides on a center of inversion. The overall arrangement is that of a coordination polymer assisted by aurophilic and hydrogen-bonded interactions.

  18. Theoretical study on the reaction of CN radicals with ClO radicals by density functional theory

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    YANG YuHong; HUANG XuRi; SUN ChiaChung

    2009-01-01

    The reaction mechanism of CN radicals with CIO radicals has been studied theoretically using ab initio and density functional theory (DFT).The result shows that the main reaction path is the O atom in radical CIO attacks the C atom in radical CN to compose the intermediate 1 CIOCN.Three thermodynamically accessible prodncts,P_1 (CO+CIN),P_3 (NO+CCI),and P_4 (CINCO),were obtained from intermediate 1 through isomerization and decomposition reactions.P_4 is the primary product,and P_1 and P_3 are the secondary product.Compared with the singlet potential energy surface,the contribution of the triplet potential energy surface can be ignored.

  19. Theoretical study on the reaction of CN radicals with ClO radicals by density functional theory

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    2009-01-01

    The reaction mechanism of CN radicals with ClO radicals has been studied theoretically using ab initio and density functional theory(DFT).The result shows that the main reaction path is the O atom in radical ClO attacks the C atom in radical CN to compose the intermediate 1 ClOCN.Three thermodynamically accessible prodncts,P1(CO+ClN),P3(NO+CCl),and P4(ClNCO),were obtained from intermediate 1 through isomerization and decomposition reactions.P4 is the primary product,and P1 and P3 are the secondary product.Compared with the singlet potential energy surface,the contribution of the triplet potential energy surface can be ignored.

  20. Establishment of xenotransplantation model of human CN-AML with FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) in NOD/SCID mice.

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    Shang, Zhen; Wang, Jue; Wang, Di; Xiao, Min; Li, Tong-juan; Wang, Na; Huang, Liang; Zhou, Jian-feng

    2013-06-01

    Patients with FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia (CN-AML), as high-risk molecular group in CN-AML, are associated with a worse prognosis than other CN-AML patients. It is beneficial to generate xenotransplantation model of FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) CN-AML to better understand the pathogenesis and therapeutic strategies of such AML subtype. The purpose of present study was to establish the xenotransplantation model in NOD/SCID mice with FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) CN-AML primary cells. The FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) CN-AML primary cells from 3 of 7 cases were successfully transplanted into NOD/SCID mice, and human CD45 positive cells were detected in the peripheral blood, spleen and bone marrow of mice by using flow cytometry. Infiltration of human leukemia cells in various organs of mice was observed by using immunohistochemistry. Gene analysis confirmed sustained FLT3/ITD mutation without NPM1 mutation in mice. By performing serial transplantation, it was found that characteristics of the leukemia cells in secondary and tertiary generation models remained unchanged. Moreover, in vivo cytarabine administration could extend survival of NOD/SCID mice, which was consistent with clinical observation. In conclusion, we successfully established xenotransplantation model of human FLT3-ITD (mut) /NPM1 (-) CN-AML in NOD/SCID mice. The model was able to present primary disease and suitable to evaluate the curative effects of new drugs or therapy strategies.

  1. Effects of C/N ratio on the performance of a hybrid sponge-assisted aerobic moving bed-anaerobic granular membrane bioreactor for municipal wastewater treatment.

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    Chen, C; Guo, W S; Ngo, H H; Chang, S W; Nguyen, D D; Zhang, J; Liang, S; Guo, J B; Zhang, X B

    2017-09-09

    This study aimed to evaluate the impact of C/N ratio on the performance of a hybrid sponge-assisted aerobic moving bed-anaerobic granular membrane bioreactor (SAAMB-AnGMBR) in municipal wastewater treatment. The results showed that organic removal efficiencies were above 94% at all C/N conditions. Nutrient removal was over 91% at C/N ratio of 100/5 but was negatively affected when decreasing C/N ratio to 100/10. At lower C/N ratio (100/10), more noticeable membrane fouling was caused by aggravated cake formation and pore clogging, and accumulation of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in the mixed liquor and sludge cake as a result of deteriorated granular quality. Foulant analysis suggested significant difference existed in the foulant organic compositions under different C/N ratios, and humic substances were dominant when the fastest fouling rate was observed. The performance of the hybrid system was found to recover when gradually increasing C/N ratio from 100/10 to 100/5. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. HaplotypeCN: copy number haplotype inference with Hidden Markov Model and localized haplotype clustering.

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    Full Text Available Copy number variation (CNV has been reported to be associated with disease and various cancers. Hence, identifying the accurate position and the type of CNV is currently a critical issue. There are many tools targeting on detecting CNV regions, constructing haplotype phases on CNV regions, or estimating the numerical copy numbers. However, none of them can do all of the three tasks at the same time. This paper presents a method based on Hidden Markov Model to detect parent specific copy number change on both chromosomes with signals from SNP arrays. A haplotype tree is constructed with dynamic branch merging to model the transition of the copy number status of the two alleles assessed at each SNP locus. The emission models are constructed for the genotypes formed with the two haplotypes. The proposed method can provide the segmentation points of the CNV regions as well as the haplotype phasing for the allelic status on each chromosome. The estimated copy numbers are provided as fractional numbers, which can accommodate the somatic mutation in cancer specimens that usually consist of heterogeneous cell populations. The algorithm is evaluated on simulated data and the previously published regions of CNV of the 270 HapMap individuals. The results were compared with five popular methods: PennCNV, genoCN, COKGEN, QuantiSNP and cnvHap. The application on oral cancer samples demonstrates how the proposed method can facilitate clinical association studies. The proposed algorithm exhibits comparable sensitivity of the CNV regions to the best algorithm in our genome-wide study and demonstrates the highest detection rate in SNP dense regions. In addition, we provide better haplotype phasing accuracy than similar approaches. The clinical association carried out with our fractional estimate of copy numbers in the cancer samples provides better detection power than that with integer copy number states.

  3. HaplotypeCN: Copy Number Haplotype Inference with Hidden Markov Model and Localized Haplotype Clustering

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    Lin, Yen-Jen; Chen, Yu-Tin; Hsu, Shu-Ni; Peng, Chien-Hua; Tang, Chuan-Yi; Yen, Tzu-Chen; Hsieh, Wen-Ping

    2014-01-01

    Copy number variation (CNV) has been reported to be associated with disease and various cancers. Hence, identifying the accurate position and the type of CNV is currently a critical issue. There are many tools targeting on detecting CNV regions, constructing haplotype phases on CNV regions, or estimating the numerical copy numbers. However, none of them can do all of the three tasks at the same time. This paper presents a method based on Hidden Markov Model to detect parent specific copy number change on both chromosomes with signals from SNP arrays. A haplotype tree is constructed with dynamic branch merging to model the transition of the copy number status of the two alleles assessed at each SNP locus. The emission models are constructed for the genotypes formed with the two haplotypes. The proposed method can provide the segmentation points of the CNV regions as well as the haplotype phasing for the allelic status on each chromosome. The estimated copy numbers are provided as fractional numbers, which can accommodate the somatic mutation in cancer specimens that usually consist of heterogeneous cell populations. The algorithm is evaluated on simulated data and the previously published regions of CNV of the 270 HapMap individuals. The results were compared with five popular methods: PennCNV, genoCN, COKGEN, QuantiSNP and cnvHap. The application on oral cancer samples demonstrates how the proposed method can facilitate clinical association studies. The proposed algorithm exhibits comparable sensitivity of the CNV regions to the best algorithm in our genome-wide study and demonstrates the highest detection rate in SNP dense regions. In addition, we provide better haplotype phasing accuracy than similar approaches. The clinical association carried out with our fractional estimate of copy numbers in the cancer samples provides better detection power than that with integer copy number states. PMID:24849202

  4. Effects of Land Use Change on C-N cycling: Microbes Matter.

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    Hofmockel, K.

    2012-12-01

    Large swaths of the terrestrial landscape have been altered by human actions on Earth's biophysical systems, resulting in the homogenization of Earth's biota, while simultaneously increasing greenhouse gases and reactive nitrogen (N). This is especially poignant in grasslands that have been largely replaced by managed agricultural systems with substantial N inputs, or by unmanaged grasslands that are dominated by exotic species. Impacted ecosystems may be important for global C models, because they comprise a major portion of the global land area, terrestrial NPP and the world's soil C stocks. This research investigates how anthropogenic changes in plant community composition and agricultural management systems influence the composition and function of microbial communities that mediate key aspects of belowground C and N cycling and storage. Data from agroecology and grassland climate change experiments are used to illustrate how microbial responses can have important implications for large scale coupling of C and N cycles. In this study exotic plant species significantly decreased root inputs, causing shifts in microbial community composition, including both specific taxa and functional guilds of bacteria. By contrast, climate change (precipitation manipulation) caused functional responses (increased carbon and phosphorus cycling) that were not detected in the microbial community composition. Mycorrhizal fungi in managed systems were responsive to both root biomass and nitrogen inputs, significantly altering hydrolytic enzyme activity and aggregate turnover. Collectively small-scale processes can alter the ecosystem biogeochemical cycles. Together theses results suggest that linking microbial communities to coupled C-N cycles may have important implications for terrestrial C cycling feedbacks that are an integral part of the anthropocene era.

  5. The impact of dust on sulfate aerosol, CN and CCN during an East Asian dust storm

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    Manktelow, P. T.; Carslaw, K. S.; Mann, G. W.; Spracklen, D. V.

    2010-01-01

    A global model of aerosol microphysics is used to simulate a large East Asian dust storm during the ACE-Asia experiment. We use the model together with size resolved measurements of aerosol number concentration and composition to examine how dust modified the production of sulfate aerosol and the particle size distribution in East Asian outflow. Simulated size distributions and mass concentrations of dust, sub- and super-micron sulfate agree well with observations from the C-130 aircraft. Modeled mass concentrations of fine sulfate (Dp1.0 μm) by more than an order of magnitude, but total sulfate concentrations increase by less than 2% because decreases in fine sulfate have a compensating effect. Our analysis shows that the sulfate associated with dust can be explained largely by the uptake of H2SO4 rather than reaction of SO2 on the dust surface, which we assume is suppressed once the particles are coated in sulfate. We suggest that many previous model investigations significantly overestimated SO2 oxidation on East Asian dust, possibly due to the neglect of surface saturation effects. We extend previous model experiments by examining how dust modified existing particle concentrations in Asian outflow. Total particle concentrations (condensation nuclei, CN) modeled in the dust-pollution plume are reduced by up to 20%, but we predict that dust led to less than 10% depletion in particles large enough to act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Our analysis suggests that E. Asian dust storms have only a minor impact on sulfate particles present at climate-relevant sizes.

  6. Strange Kinetics of the C(2)H(6) + CN Reaction Explained.

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    Georgievskii, Yuri; Klippenstein, Stephen J

    2007-05-17

    In this paper, we employ state of the art quantum chemical and transition state theory methods in making a priori kinetic predictions for the abstraction reaction of CN with ethane. This reaction, which has been studied experimentally over an exceptionally broad range of temperature (25-1140 K), exhibits an unusually strong minimum in the rate constant near 200 K. The present theoretical predictions, which are based on a careful consideration of the two distinct transition state regimes, quantitatively reproduce the measured rate constant over the full range of temperature, with no adjustable parameters. At low temperatures, the rate-determining step for such radical-molecule reactions involves the formation of a weakly bound van der Waals complex. At higher temperatures, the passage over a subthreshold saddle point on the potential energy surface, related to the formation and dissolution of chemical bonds, becomes the rate-determining step. The calculations illustrate the changing importance of the two transition states with increasing temperature and also clearly demonstrate the need for including accurate treatments of both transition states. The present two transition state model is an extension of that employed in our previous work on the C2H4 + OH reaction [J. Phys. Chem. A 2005, 109, 6031]. It incorporates direct ab initio evaluations of the potential in classical phase space integral based calculations of the fully coupled anharmonic transition state partition functions for both transition states. Comparisons with more standard rigid-rotor harmonic oscillator representations for the "inner" transition state illustrate the importance of variational, anharmonic, and nonrigid effects. The effects of tunneling through the "inner" saddle point and of dynamical correlations between the two transition states are also discussed. A study of the kinetic isotope effect provides a further test for the present two transition state model.

  7. An expedient Pd/DBU mediated cyanation of aryl/heteroaryl bromides with K4[Fe(CN)6].

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    Zhang, Dengyou; Sun, Haifeng; Zhang, Lei; Zhou, Yu; Li, Chunpu; Jiang, Hualiang; Chen, Kaixian; Liu, Hong

    2012-03-18

    A practical Pd(PPh(3))(4)/DBU catalytic system for the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant aminopyridine nitrile intermediates, as well as a variety of other aryl nitriles using non-toxic K(4)[Fe(CN)(6)] has been developed. The key features of our new protocol for cyanation lie in that the reaction can be carried out with readily available Pd(PPh(3))(4) under mild and green conditions, even without the assistance of other ligands.

  8. An efficient computational model to predict protonation at the amide nitrogen and reactivity along the C-N rotational pathway.

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    Szostak, Roman; Aubé, Jeffrey; Szostak, Michal

    2015-04-14

    N-Protonation of amides is critical in numerous biological processes, including amide bonds proteolysis and protein folding as well as in organic synthesis as a method to activate amide bonds towards unconventional reactivity. A computational model enabling prediction of protonation at the amide bond nitrogen atom along the C-N rotational pathway is reported. Notably, this study provides a blueprint for the rational design and application of amides with a controlled degree of rotation in synthetic chemistry and biology.

  9. Superconductivity of k-(BEDT-TTF) sub 2 Cu[N(CN) sub 2]I under pressure

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    Kushch, N D; Yagubskii, E B; Ishiguro, T

    2001-01-01

    The insulating state of k-(BEDT-TTF) sub 2 Cu[N(CN) sub 2]I salt appearing at ambient pressure at low temperatures is suppressed by hydrostatic pressure. The resistive measurement showed that in high-quality crystals the emerging metallic state reveals superconductivity. The superconducting state with the transition temperature of about 8 K is stable at pressures higher than 0.1 GPa

  10. Nanodomain Structure and Energetics of Carbon Rich SiCN and SiBCN Polymer-Derived Ceramics

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    Gao, Yan

    2014-01-01

    This Ph.D. thesis focuses on the synthesis, processing, solid state structure, nanodomain structure, structural evolution, thermodynamic stability, and functional properties of carbon rich SiCN and SiBCN ceramics derived from preceramic polymers with tailored compositions and structures. The main objective of the studies is to better understand the effects of the composition and structure of the starting precursors, on the behavior of the resultant ceramics. First, a set of preceramic pol...

  11. In situ crystallization of the linear alkynes CnH2n–2 (n = 7, 8, 9, 10)

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    Bond, Andrew; Davies, John E

    2014-01-01

    A manual in situ crystallization technique is described, for application on a κ-geometry area-detector instrument. The technique has been applied to grow crystals of some linear alkynes: 1-heptyne, 1-octyne, 1-nonyne and 1-decyne, Cn H2n–2 (n=7, 8, 9, 10). The structures with odd n (1-heptyne and...... alternation in crystal density is correlated with an alternation in melting points....

  12. Atmospheric Pressure Plasma CVD of Amorphous Hydrogenated Silicon Carbonitride (a-SiCN:H) Films Using Triethylsilane and Nitrogen

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    Srinivasan Guruvenket; Steven Andrie; Mark Simon; Kyle W. Johnson; Robert A. Sailer

    2011-10-04

    Amorphous hydrogenated silicon carbonitride (a-SiCN:H) thin films are synthesized by atmospheric pressure plasma enhanced chemical vapor (AP-PECVD) deposition using the Surfx Atomflow{trademark} 250D APPJ source with triethylsilane (HSiEt{sub 3}, TES) and nitrogen as the precursor and the reactive gases, respectively. The effect of the substrate temperature (T{sub s}) on the growth characteristics and the properties of a-SiCN:H films was evaluated. The properties of the films were investigated via scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) for surface morphological analyses, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) for chemical and compositional analyses; spectroscopic ellipsometry for optical properties and thickness determination and nanoindentation to determine the mechanical properties of the a-SiCN:H films. Films deposited at low T{sub s} depict organic like features, while the films deposited at high T{sub s} depict ceramic like features. FTIR and XPS studies reveal that an increases in T{sub s} helps in the elimination of organic moieties and incorporation of nitrogen in the film. Films deposited at T{sub s} of 425 C have an index of refraction (n) of 1.84 and hardness (H) of 14.8 GPa. A decrease in the deposition rate between T{sub s} of 25 and 250 C and increase in deposition rate between T{sub s} of 250 and 425 C indicate that the growth of a-SiCN:H films at lower T{sub s} are surface reaction controlled, while at high temperatures film growth is mass-transport controlled. Based on the experimental results, a potential route for film growth is proposed.

  13. Valence shell threshold photoelectron spectroscopy of the CHxCN (x = 0-2) and CNC radicals.

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    Garcia, Gustavo A; Krüger, Julia; Gans, Bérenger; Falvo, Cyril; Coudert, Laurent H; Loison, Jean-Christophe

    2017-07-07

    We present the photoelectron spectroscopy of four radical species, CHxCN (x = 0-2) and CNC, formed in a microwave discharge flow-tube reactor by consecutive H abstractions from CH3CN (CHxCN + F → CHx-1CN + HF (x = 1-3)). The spectra were obtained combining tunable vacuum ultraviolet synchrotron radiation with double imaging electron/ion coincidence techniques, which yielded mass-selected threshold photoelectron spectra. The results obtained for H2CCN complement existing ones while for the other radicals the data represent the first observation of their (single-photon) ionizing transitions. In the case of H2CCN, Franck-Condon calculations have been performed in order to assign the vibrational structure of the X(+ 1)A1←X (2)B1 ionizing transition. A similar treatment for the HCCN, CCN, and CNC radicals appeared to be more complicated mainly because a Renner-Teller effect strongly affects the vibrational levels of the ground electronic state of the HCCN(+), CCN, and CNC species. Nevertheless, the first adiabatic ionization energies of these radicals are reported and compared to our ab initio calculated values, leading to new values for enthalpies of formation (ΔfH298(0)(HCCN(+)(X(2)A(')))=1517±12kJmol(-1),ΔfH298(0)(CCN(X(2)Π))=682±13kJmol(-1), and ΔfH298(0)(CNC(X(2)Πg))=676±12kJmol(-1)), which are of fundamental importance for astrochemistry.

  14. (Sr6N[CoN2][CN2]2: The first low-valency nitridometalate carbodiimide

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    Joanna Katarzyna Bendyna, Peter Höhn, Walter Schnelle and Rüdiger Kniep

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The first nitridocobaltate carbodiimide (Sr6N[CoN2][CN2]2 has been synthesized from the elements Sr, Co, and graphite powder and NaN3 (as a nitrogen source. The crystal structure was determined from X-ray single-crystal diffraction data as orthorhombic (space group P21212, No. 18, a=9.8807(6 Å, b=14.6474(9 Å, c=3.8569(3 Å, V=558.2 Å3, Z=2, R1=0.0265, wR2=0.0383. (Sr6N[CoN2][CN2]2 is the first low-valency 3d-transition nitridometalate containing additional [CN2]2− groups. The crystal structure can be described as an array of rocksalt-like columns of Sr and N linked via common corners and connected by [N=C=N]2− and [CoIN2]5− units located within structural channels running along [0 0 1]. The magnetic susceptibility follows the Curie–Weiss law with an effective moment of 3.26 μB consistent with two unpaired spins (d8, CoI. The compound is a bad metallic conductor with a resistivity of order 1 mΩ cm at 300 K. Vibrational spectroscopic data support the existence of carbodiimide [N=C=N]2− species. The Co K-edge X-ray absorption spectra (XAS of Ca5[CoN2]2 and (Sr6N[CoN2][CN2]2 confirm the presence of CoI within the complex anions.

  15. Copper-catalyzed tandem azide-alkyne cycloaddition, Ullmann type C-N coupling, and intramolecular direct arylation.

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    Pericherla, Kasiviswanadharaju; Jha, Amitabh; Khungar, Bharti; Kumar, Anil

    2013-09-06

    A ligand-free copper-catalyzed tandem azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), Ullmann-type C-N coupling, and intramolecular direct arylation has been described. The designed strategy resulted in the synthesis of a novel trazole-fused azaheterocycle framework. The reaction gave good yields (59-77%) of 1,2,3-triazole-fused imidazo[1,2-a]pyridines in a single step.

  16. Synthesis of Al2O3/TiCN-0.2%Y2O3 Composite by Hot Pressing

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    Li Xikun; Qiu Guanming; Qiu Tai; Zhao Haitao; Bai Hua; Sun Xudong

    2007-01-01

    Al2O3/TiCN composites were synthesized by hot pressing. The influences of components and HP temperature on mechanical properties, such as bending strength, breaking tenacity and Vickers hardness were investigated. The results showed that the mechanical properties of Al2O3/TiCN composite increased with temperature when hot pressing temperature is below 1650 ℃. The mechanical properties reached their maximums when the composites were sintered at 1650 ℃ for 30 min under hot pressing pressure of 35 Mpa, the value of bending strength, breaking tenacity and Vickers hardness was 1015 Mpa, 6.89 Mpa·m1/2, and 20.82 Mpa, respectively. When hot pressing temperature was above 1650 ℃, density decreased because of decomposition with increased temperature, and mechanical properties dropped because of rapid growth of grains in size at high temperature. Microstructure analysis showed that the addition of Y2O3 led to the formation of YAG phase so as to inhibit the growth of crystals. This helped to improve breaking tenacity of the composites. TiCN particles with diameters of 1 μm dispersed at Al2O3 grain boundaries, inhibited grain growth and enhanced mechanical properties of the composites. SEM study of the propagation of indentation cracks showed that the bridge linking behavior between matrix and strengthening phase might lead to the formation of the coexisted field of crack deflection, branching and bridge linking. The mechanism of this phenomenon was that the addition of Y2O3 improved the dispersion of TiCN particles so as to enhance the tenacity of the composites. The breaking tenacity was changed from 5.94 to 6.89 Mpa·m1/2.

  17. Rainfall-runoff modeling of the Chapel Branch Creek Watershed using GIS-based rational and SCS-CN methods

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    Elizabeth N. Mihalik; Norm S. Levine; Devendra M. Amatya

    2008-01-01

    Chapel Branch Creek (CBC), located within the Town of Santee adjacent to Lake Marion in Orangeburg County, SC, is listed on the SC 2004 303(d) list of impaired waterbodies due to elevated levels of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), chlorophyll-a, and pH. In this study, using a GIS-based approach, two runoff modeling methods, the Rational and SCS-CN methods, have been...

  18. Biomass and nutrient productivities of Tetraselmis chuii under mixotrophic culture conditions with various C:N ratios

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    Lu, Lin; Wang, Jun; Yang, Guanpin; Zhu, Baohua; Pan, Kehou

    2017-03-01

    Mass microalgal culture plays an irreplaceable role in aquaculture, but microalgal productivity is restricted by traditional autotrophic culture conditions. In the present study, a Tetraselmis chuii strain belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta was isolated from south Yellow Sea. The growth rate and biomass productivity of this strain was higher under mixotrophic conditions with different carbon:nitrogen (C:N) ratios than those under autotrophic conditions. When the C:N ratio was 16, the optical density and biomass productivity were 3.7- and 5-fold higher than their corresponding values under autotrophic culture conditions, respectively. Moreover, T. chuii synthesized more polysaccharides and total lipids under mixotrophic conditions. In addition, T. chuii cultured under mixotrophic conditions synthesized more types of fatty acids than autotrophic culture conditions. At a C:N ratio of 16, the percentage of C16:0 and C18:1 reached 30.08% and 24.65% of the total fatty acid (TFA) content, respectively. These findings may provide a basis for large-scale mixotrophic culture of T. chuii, as a potential bait-microalga.

  19. Humidity contribution to C_n^2 over a 600m pathlength in a tropical marine environment

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    Chang, M P J L; Gilbreath, G C; Oh, E; Chang, Mark P. J. L.; Font, Carlos O.; Oh, Eun

    2007-01-01

    We present new optical turbulence structure parameter measurements, C_n^2, over sea water between La Parguera and Magueyes Island (17.6N 67W) on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico. The 600 meter horizontal paths were located approximately 1.5 m and 10 m above sea level. No data of this type has ever been made available in the literature. Based on the data, we show that the C_n^2 measurements are about 7 times less compared to equivalent land data. This strong evidence reinforces our previous argument that humidity must be accounted for to better ascertain the near surface atmospheric turbulence effects, which current visible / near infrared C_n^2 bulk models fail to do. We also explore the generalised fractal dimension of this littoral data and compare it to our reference land data. We find cases that exhibit monofractal characteristics, that is to say, the effect of rising temperatures during the daylight hours upon turbulence are counterbalanced by humidity, leading to a single characteristic scale for the ...

  20. Detection of C2, CN, and NaID absorption in the AGB remnant of HD56126

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    Bakker, E J; Trams, N R; Van der Wolf, F L A; Bakker, Eric J; Trams, Norman R; Van der Wolf, Frank L A

    1995-01-01

    We present the detection of molecular absorption lines in the optical spectrum of the post-AGB star HD56126. The C2 Phillips A^{1}\\Pi_{u}-X^{1}\\Sigma^{+}_{g} (1,0), (2,0), and (3,0); Swan d^{3}\\Pi_{g}-a^{3}\\Pi_{u} (0,0) and (1,0); and CN Red system A^{2}\\Pi-X^{2}\\Sigma^{+} (1,0), (2,0), (3,0), and (4,0) bands have been identified. From the identification of the molecular bands we find an expansion velocity of 8.5+-0.6 kms independent of excitation condition or molecular specie. On the basis of the expansion velocity, rotational temperatures, and molecular column densities we argue that the line-forming region is the AGB remnant. This is in agreement with the expansion velocity derived from the CO lines. We find column densities of log N_C2=15.3+-0.3 cm-2 and log N_CN=15.5+-0.3 cm-2, and rotational temperatures of T_rot=242+-20 K and T_rot=24+-5 K respectively for C2 and CN. By studying molecular line absorption in optical spectra of post-AGB stars we have found a new tracer of the AGB remnant. From comparison...

  1. Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a Novel Polymeric Complex [WS4Cu4(Py)4(μ-CN)2]∞

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    焦昌梅; 乔善宝; 徐庆峰; 郎建平

    2004-01-01

    The reaction of [Et4N]2WS4 with 4 equiv of CuCN in pyridine produced a new polymeric complex [WS4Cu4(Py)4(μ-CN)2]∞ 1, whose crystal structure has been characterized by single-crystal X-ray analysis. 1 (C22H2oCu4N6S4W, Mr=934.71) crystallizes in monoclinic, space group P21/n with a ='8.994(2), b=16.038(3), c=12.026(3) A, β= 90.85(1)°, V= 1734.6(6) A3, Z=2, Dc=1.789 g/cm3, F(000)=896,t(MoKa)=59.8 cm-1 and T=193 K. The structure was refined to R=0.064 and Rw=0.080 for 2209 observed reflections (I > 3.0σ(I)). The X-ray analysis shows that the tetrahedral WS4 core is coordinated by four Cu atoms, forming a saddle-like WS4Cu4 unit. These repeating units are further interconnected by four Cu-μ-CN-Cu 2.726(2) and 2.723(2) A, respectively.

  2. Biomass and nutrient productivities of Tetraselmis chuii under mixotrophic culture conditions with various C:N ratios

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    Lu, Lin; Wang, Jun; Yang, Guanpin; Zhu, Baohua; Pan, Kehou

    2016-05-01

    Mass microalgal culture plays an irreplaceable role in aquaculture, but microalgal productivity is restricted by traditional autotrophic culture conditions. In the present study, a Tetraselmis chuii strain belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta was isolated from south Yellow Sea. The growth rate and biomass productivity of this strain was higher under mixotrophic conditions with different carbon:nitrogen (C:N) ratios than those under autotrophic conditions. When the C:N ratio was 16, the optical density and biomass productivity were 3.7- and 5-fold higher than their corresponding values under autotrophic culture conditions, respectively. Moreover, T. chuii synthesized more polysaccharides and total lipids under mixotrophic conditions. In addition, T. chuii cultured under mixotrophic conditions synthesized more types of fatty acids than autotrophic culture conditions. At a C:N ratio of 16, the percentage of C16:0 and C18:1 reached 30.08% and 24.65% of the total fatty acid (TFA) content, respectively. These findings may provide a basis for largescale mixotrophic culture of T. chuii, as a potential bait-microalga.

  3. Advanced WC-Co cermet composites with reinforcement of TiCN prepared by extended thermal plasma route

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    Mondal, B. [Centre for Advanced Materials Processing, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur 713 209, West Bengal (India)], E-mail: bnmondal@rediffmail.com; Das, P.K. [Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata (India); Singh, S.K. [Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IIMT), Bhubeneswar (India)

    2008-12-20

    The synthesis of titanium carbonitride (TiCN) powders by thermal plasma using extended arc thermal plasma reactor and the effect of TiCN reinforcement for the development of advanced WC-Co cermets has been studied with respect to hardness and fracture toughness. These classes of materials are being investigated for future application in wear-resistant seals, cutting tools, etc. Metallurgical reactions and microstructural developments during sintering of cermets and functionally graded cemented carbonitrides are being investigated by analytical methods such as differential thermal analysis/thermo-gravimetric analysis, X-ray diffraction and analytical Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. By an in-depth understanding of the complex phase reactions and the mechanisms that govern the sintering process and metallurgical reactions, new cermets and different types of functionally graded cemented carbonitrides with desired microstructures and properties have been attempted to develop. The significant improvement of micro-hardness was observed with optimal concentration of TiCN reinforcement addition in WC-Co system without sacrificing much fracture toughness value of the composite cermets.

  4. Syntheses, Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Crystal Structure Determination from X-Ray Powder Diffraction Data of Alkaline Earth Dicyanamides M[N(CN) 2] 2 with M=Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba

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    Jürgens, Barbara; Irran, Elisabeth; Schnick, Wolfgang

    2001-03-01

    The alkaline earth dicyanamides Mg[N(CN)2]2, Ca[N(CN)2]2, Sr[N(CN)2]2, and Ba[N(CN)2]2 were synthesized by ion exchange using Na[N(CN)2] and the respective nitrates or bromides as starting materials. The crystal structures were determined from X-ray powder diffractometry: Mg[N(CN)2]2, Pnnm, Z=2, a=617.14(3), b=716.97(3), and c=740.35(5) pm; Ca[N(CN)2]2 and Sr[N(CN)2]2, C2/c, Z=4; Ca[N(CN)2]2, a=1244.55(3), b=607.97(1), and c=789.81(1) pm, β=98.864(2)°; Sr[N(CN)2]2, a=1279.63(2), b=624.756(8), and c=817.56(1) pm, β=99.787(1)°; Ba[N(CN)2]2, Pnma, Z=4, a=1368.68(7), b=429.07(7), and c=1226.26(2) pm. The dicyanamides consist of the respective alkaline earth cations and bent planar [N(CN)2]- ions. The structural features were correlated with vibrational spectroscopic data. The thermal behavior was studied by thermoanalytical experiments.

  5. M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验检测弯曲菌的评价

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    杨燕; 孙长贵; 陈坚; 成军; 张丽君

    2011-01-01

    目的评价M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验检测弯曲菌的性能。方法用M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验,对临床373份粪便标本和48h培养后培养物进行直接检测和鉴定,以API CAMPY生化鉴定结果为标准,评价M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验对标本直接检测和培养物鉴定结果的性能。结果 M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验对373份粪便标本进行直接检测,阳性61例,阴性312例,其检测灵敏度为80.8%,特异性为99.3%,阳性结果预示值为96.7%,阴性结果预示值为95.5%,检测效率为95.7%。与标准方法鉴定结果相比,经Kappa一致性检验,Kappa=0.8547>0.75,u=16.5961,u>u0.01/2,P<0.01,具有统计学意义。对373份粪便标本培养物进行鉴定,阳性73例,阴性300例,其检测灵敏度、特异性、阳性结果预示值、阴性结果预示值和检测效率均为100%。结论 M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验对粪便标本直接法检测结果与标本培养后标准生化鉴定结果具有良好一致性,对培养物中弯曲菌鉴定结果与标准的生化鉴定结果完全符合,其灵敏度和特异性高,适合临床常规鉴定嗜热弯曲菌使用。

  6. Evidence of amino acid precursors: C-N bond coupling in simulated interstellar CO2/NH3 ices

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    Esmaili, Sasan

    2015-08-01

    Low energy secondary electrons are abundantly produced in astrophysical or planetary ices by the numerous ionizing radiation fields typically encountered in space environments and may thus play a role in the radiation processing of such ices [1]. One approach to determine their chemical effect is to irradiate nanometer thick molecular solids of simple molecular constituents, with energy selected electron beams and to monitor changes in film chemistry with the surface analytical techniques [2].Of particular interest is the formation of HCN, which is a signature of dense gases in interstellar clouds, and is ubiquitous in the ISM. Moreover, the chemistry of HCN radiolysis products such as CN- may be essential to understand of the formation of amino acids [3] and purine DNA bases. Here we present new results on the irradiation of multilayer films of CO2 and NH3 with 70 eV electrons, leading to CN bond formations. The electron stimulated desorption (ESD) yields of cations and anions are recorded as a function of electron fluence. The prompt desorption of cationic reaction/scattering products [4], is observed at low fluence (~4x1013 electrons/cm2). Detected ions include C2+, C2O2+, C2O+, CO3+, C2O3+ or CO4+ from pure CO2, and N+, NH+, NH2+, NH3+, NH4+, N2+, N2H+ from pure NH3, and NO+, NOH+ from CO2/NH3 mixtures. Most saliently, increasing signals of negative ion products desorbing during prolonged irradiation of CO2/NH3 films included C2-, C2H-, C2H2-, as well as CN-, HCN- and H2CN-. The identification of particular product ions was accomplished by using 13CO2 and 15NH3 isotopes. The chemistry induced by electrons in pure films of CO2 and NH3 and mixtures with composition ratios (3:1), (1:1), and (1:3), was also studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Irradiation of CO2/NH3 mixed films at 22 K produces species containing the following bonds/functional groups identified by XPS: C=O, O-H, C-C, C-O, C=N and N=O. (This work has been funded by NSERC).

  7. On the Complement of the Projective Hull in C^n

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    Lawson, Blaine; Wermer, John

    2007-01-01

    We prove that if $K$ is a compact subset of an affine variety O = P^n - D (where D is a projective hypersuface), and if K is a compact subset of a closed analytic subvariety V \\subset O, then the projective hull K^ of K has the property that K^ \\cap O is contained in V. If V is smooth and 1-dimensional, then K^ \\cap O is also closed in O. The result has applications to graphs in C^2 of functions in the disk algebra.

  8. Crafting Creative Nonfiction: From Close Reading to Close Writing

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    Dollins, Cynthia A.

    2016-01-01

    A process writing project in a third-grade classroom explored the idea of using nonfiction mentor texts to assist students in writing their own creative informational texts about animals. By looking at author craft and structure during close reading activities with nonfiction Twin Texts, students were taught how to emulate these techniques in…

  9. Structure, tribological and electrochemical properties of low friction TiAlSiCN/MoSeC coatings

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    Bondarev, A.V.; Kiryukhantsev-Korneev, Ph.V.; Sheveyko, A.N.; Shtansky, D.V., E-mail: shtansky@shs.misis.ru

    2015-02-01

    Highlights: • TiAlSiCN/MoSeC coatings for tribological applications. • Doping with MoSeC reduces friction coefficient in humid air from 0.8–0.9 to 0.05. • Doping with MoSeC increases wear resistance by one-two orders of magnitude. • TiAlSiCN/MoSeC coatings demonstrated low friction coefficient in distilled water. • TiAlSiCN/MoSeC coatings showed superior tribological properties at moderate temperatures. - Abstract: The present paper is focused on the development of hard tribological coatings with low friction coefficient (CoF) in different environments (humid air, distilled water) and at elevated temperatures. TiAlSiCN/MoSeC coatings were deposited by magnetron sputtering of four-segment targets consisting of quarter circle TiAlSiCN segments, obtained by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, and one or two cold pressed segments made of MoSe{sub 2} and C powders in a ratio 1:1 wt%. The structure and phase composition of coatings were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The coatings were characterized in terms of their hardness, elastic modulus, and elastic recovery. The tribological properties of coatings were investigated first at room temperature against Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} and WC–Co balls, after which studied in distilled water and during continuous heating in air in the temperature range of 25–400 °C against Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} counterpart material. To evaluate their electrochemical characteristics, the coatings were tested in 1 N H{sub 2}SO{sub 4} solution. The obtained results show that the coating hardness depends on the amount of MoSeC additives and decreased from 40 to 28 (one MoSeC segment) and 12 GPa (two MoSeC segments). Doping with MoSeC resulted in a significant reduction of CoF values measured in humid air (RH 60 ± 5%) from 0.8–0.9 to 0.05 and an increase of wear resistance by one or two orders of magnitude depending on

  10. Cold atoms close to surfaces

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    Krüger, Peter; Wildermuth, Stephan; Hofferberth, Sebastian

    2005-01-01

    Microscopic atom optical devices integrated on atom chips allow to precisely control and manipulate ultra-cold (T atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) close to surfaces. The relevant energy scale of a BEC is extremely small (down to ... be utilized as a sensor for variations of the potential energy of the atoms close to the surface. Here we describe how to use trapped atoms as a measurement device and analyze the performance and flexibility of the field sensor. We demonstrate microscopic magnetic imaging with simultaneous high spatial...

  11. Evolution of Close Binary Systems

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    Yakut, K; Eggleton, P

    2005-01-24

    We collected data on the masses, radii, etc. of three classes of close binary stars: low-temperature contact binaries (LTCBs), near-contact binaries (NCBs), and detached close binaries (DCBs). They restrict themselves to systems where (1) both components are, at least arguably, near the Main Sequence, (2) the periods are less than a day, and (3) there is both spectroscopic and photometric analysis leading to reasonably reliable data. They discuss the possible evolutionary connections between these three classes, emphasizing the roles played by mass loss and angular momentum loss in rapidly-rotating cool stars.

  12. Synthesis and single-crystal structure of the pseudo-ternary compounds LiA[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2} (A = K or Rb)

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    Reckeweg, Olaf; DiSalvo, Francis J. [Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States). Baker Lab.

    2016-04-01

    Crystals of LiA[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2} were obtained from the reaction of LiCl and ACl (A = K or Rb) with Ag[N(CN){sub 2}] in water and subsequent evaporation of the filtered solution at 80 C under normal atmospheric conditions. Crystals of the title compound form thin rectangular plates that are transparent, colorless, and very fragile. Single-crystal structure analyses have shown that both compounds are isotypic and adopt the tetragonal space group I4/mcm (no. 140, Z = 4) with the cell parameters a = 701.53(12) and c = 1413.7(5) pm for LiK[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2} and a = 730.34(10) and c = 1414.4(4) pm for LiRb[N(CN){sub 2}]{sub 2}. The crystal structure is described and compared to that of the pseudo-binary alkali metal dicyanamides.

  13. Computational investigation of the electronic and structural properties of CN radical on the pristine and Al-doped (6, 0) BN nanotubes

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    Soltani, Alireza, E-mail: alireza.soltani46@yahoo.com [Young Researchers and Elite Club, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Moradi, Ali Varasteh [Department of Chemistry, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bahari, Mahsa [Young Researchers and Elite Club, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Masoodi, Anis [Department of Chemistry, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Shojaee, Shamim [Young Researchers and Elite Club, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-12-01

    We have performed first-principle calculations to investigate the adsorption behavior of the CN radical (CåN) on the external surface of H-capped Al-doped (6, 0) zigzag single-walled BN nanotubes (BNNT). We calculated the bond length, gap energies, dipole moments, and electronic properties of the {sup ·}CN on the exterior surface of SWBNNT. Binding energy corresponding to the most stable configuration of CN radical on Al{sub N}-doped BNNT is found to be −471.73 kJ mol{sup −1}. The calculated density of states (DOS) reveals that there is a significant orbital hybridization between {sup ·}CN and Al-doping species in the adsorption process being evidence of an exothermic process. The results indicate that BNNT could be a suitable sensor.

  14. Works close to gate B

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    2011-01-01

    In connection to the TRAM project, drainage works will be carried out close to gate B until the end of next week. In order to avoid access problems, if arriving by car, please use gates A and E. Department of General Infrastructure Services (GS) GS-SE Group

  15. Changing closed agricultural policy communities

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    Termeer, C.J.A.M.; Werkman, R.A.

    2011-01-01

    Agricultural policy networks have served as classic examples of closed policy communities facing pressure to open up. However, attempts to change them are slowly moving forward. The dialogues on Common Agricultural Policy reforms in which the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture is engaged with a range of

  16. Ecological Challenges for Closed Systems

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    Nelson, Mark; Dempster, William; Allen, John P.

    2012-07-01

    Closed ecological systems are desirable for a number of purposes. In space life support systems, material closure allows precious life-supporting resources to be kept inside and recycled. Closure in small biospheric systems facilitates detailed measurement of global ecological processes and biogeochemical cycles. Closed testbeds facilitate research topics which require isolation from the outside (e.g. genetically modified organisms; radioisotopes) so their ecological interactions and fluxes can be studied separate from interactions with the outside environment. But to achieve and maintain closure entails solving complex ecological challenges. These challenges include being able to handle faster cycling rates and accentuated daily and seasonal fluxes of critical life elements such as carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, macro- and mico-nutrients. The problems of achieving sustainability in closed systems for life support include how to handle atmospheric dynamics including trace gases, producing a complete human diet and recycling nutrients and maintaining soil fertility, the sustaining of healthy air and water and preventing the loss of crucial elements from active circulation. In biospheric facilities the challenge is also to produce analogues to natural biomes and ecosystems, studying processes of self-organization and adaptation in systems that allow specification or determination of state variables and cycles which may be followed through all interactions from atmosphere to soils. Other challenges include the dynamics and genetics of small populations, the psychological challenges for small isolated human groups and measures and options which may be necessary to ensure long-term operation of closed ecological systems.

  17. Closed surfaces and character varieties

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    Chesebro, Eric

    2012-01-01

    The powerful character variety techniques of Culler and Shalen can be used to find essential surfaces in knot manifolds. We show that module structures on the coordinate ring of the character variety can be used to identify detected boundary slopes as well as when closed surfaces are detected. This approach also yields new number theoretic invariants for the character varieties of knot manifolds.

  18. Chuck Close: "Off the Wall."

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    Gardner, Michael

    2001-01-01

    Describes the planning and design process of "Off the Wall," a student-developed CD-ROM multimedia project about the life and work of artist Chuck Close-the product of a studio-based course in Learning Experiments Design at the University of Georgia. The design includes an element of gaming; text is kept sparse; navigational elements are rendered…

  19. Brookhaven leak reactor to close

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    MacIlwain, C

    1999-01-01

    The DOE has announced that the High Flux Beam Reactor at Brookhaven is to close for good. Though the news was not unexpected researchers were angry the decision had been taken before the review to assess the impact of reopening the reactor had been concluded (1 page).

  20. Antibacterial activity and cell compatibility of TiZrN, TiZrCN, and TiZr-amorphous carbon coatings

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    Huang, Heng-Li [School of Dentistry, China Medical University, Taichung 404, Taiwan (China); Department of Bioinformatics and Medical Engineering, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan (China); Chang, Yin-Yu, E-mail: yinyu@nfu.edu.tw [Department of Mechanical and Computer-aided Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan (China); Liu, Jia-Xu [Department of Mechanical and Computer-aided Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan (China); Tsai, Ming-Tzu [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Hungkuang University, Taichung 433, Taiwan (China); Lai, Chih-Ho [Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan (China)

    2015-12-01

    A cathodic-arc evaporation system with plasma-enhanced duct equipment was used to deposit TiZrN, TiZrCN, and TiZr/a-C coatings. Reactive gases (N{sub 2} and C{sub 2}H{sub 2}) activated by the Ti and Zr plasma in the evaporation process was used to deposit the TiZrCN and TiZr/a-C coatings with different C and nitrogen contents. The crystalline structures and bonding states of coatings were analyzed by X-ray diffraction and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The microbial activity of the coatings was evaluated against Staphylococcus aureus (Gram-positive bacteria) and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (Gram-negative bacteria) by in vitro antibacterial analysis using a fluorescence staining method employing SYTO9 and a bacterial-viability test on an agar plate. The cell compatibility and morphology related to CCD-966SK cell-line human skin fibroblast cells on the coated samples were also determined using the 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, reverse-transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, and scanning electron microscopy. The results suggest that the TiZrCN coatings not only possess better antibacterial performance than TiZrN and TiZr/a-C coatings but also maintain good compatibility with human skin fibroblast cells. - Highlights: • TiZrN, TiZrCN, and TiZr/a-C coatings were deposited using cathodic arc evaporation. • The TiZrCN showed a composite structure containing TiN, ZrN, and a-C. • The TiZrCN-coated Ti showed the least hydrophobicity among the samples. • The TiZrCN-coated Ti showed good human skin fibroblast cell viability. • The TiZrCN-coated Ti exhibited good antibacterial performance.

  1. Solvent evaporation versus proton transfer in nucleobase-Pt(CN)(4,6)²⁻ dianion clusters: a collisional excitation and electronic laser photodissociation spectroscopy study.

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    Sen, Ananya; Luxford, Thomas F M; Yoshikawa, Naruo; Dessent, Caroline E H

    2014-08-07

    Isolated molecular clusters of adenine, cytosine, thymine and uracil with Pt(CN)6(2-) and Pt(CN)4(2-) were studied for the first time to characterize the binding and reactivity of isolated transition metal complex ions with nucleobases. These clusters represent model systems for understanding metal complex-DNA adducts, as a function of individual nucleobases. Collisional excitation revealed that the clusters decay on the ground electronic surface by either solvent evaporation (i.e. loss of a nucleobase unit from the cluster) or via proton transfer from the nucleobase to the dianion. The Pt(CN)6(2-)-nucleobase clusters decay only by solvent evaporation, while the Pt(CN)4(2-) clusters fragment by both pathways. The enhanced proton-transfer reactivity of Pt(CN)4(2-) is attributed to the higher charge-density of the ligands in this transition metal anion. % fragmentation curves of the clusters reveal that the adenine clusters display distinctively higher fragmentation onsets, which are traced to the propensity of adenine to form the shortest intercluster H-bond. We also present laser electronic photodissociation measurements for the Pt(CN)6(2-)·Ur, Pt(CN)4(2-)·Ur and Pt(CN)4(2-)·Ur2 clusters to illustrate the potential of exploring metal complex DNA photophysics as a function of nucleobase within well-defined gaseous clusters. The spectra reported herein represent the first such measurements. We find that the electronic excited states decay with production of the same fragments (associated with solvent evaporation and proton transfer) observed upon collisional excitation of the electronic ground state, indicating ultrafast deactivation of the excited-state uracil-localized chromophore followed by vibrational predissociation.

  2. Directing Group in Decarboxylative Cross-Coupling: Copper-Catalyzed Site-Selective C-N Bond Formation from Nonactivated Aliphatic Carboxylic Acids.

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    Liu, Zhao-Jing; Lu, Xi; Wang, Guan; Li, Lei; Jiang, Wei-Tao; Wang, Yu-Dong; Xiao, Bin; Fu, Yao

    2016-08-03

    Copper-catalyzed directed decarboxylative amination of nonactivated aliphatic carboxylic acids is described. This intramolecular C-N bond formation reaction provides efficient access to the synthesis of pyrrolidine and piperidine derivatives as well as the modification of complex natural products. Moreover, this reaction presents excellent site-selectivity in the C-N bond formation step through the use of directing group. Our work can be considered as a big step toward controllable radical decarboxylative carbon-heteroatom cross-coupling.

  3. Co-intercalation of Mg(2+) and Na(+) in Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 as a High-Voltage Cathode for Magnesium Batteries.

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    Kim, Dong-Min; Kim, Youngjin; Arumugam, Durairaj; Woo, Sang Won; Jo, Yong Nam; Park, Min-Sik; Kim, Young-Jun; Choi, Nam-Soon; Lee, Kyu Tae

    2016-04-06

    Thanks to the advantages of low cost and good safety, magnesium metal batteries get the limelight as substituent for lithium ion batteries. However, the energy density of state-of-the-art magnesium batteries is not high enough because of their low operating potential; thus, it is necessary to improve the energy density by developing new high-voltage cathode materials. In this study, nanosized Berlin green Fe2(CN)6 and Prussian blue Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 are compared as high-voltage cathode materials for magnesium batteries. Interestingly, while Mg(2+) ions cannot be intercalated in Fe2(CN)6, Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 shows reversible intercalation and deintercalation of Mg(2+) ions, although they have the same crystal structure except for the presence of Na(+) ions. This phenomenon is attributed to the fact that Mg(2+) ions are more stable in Na(+)-containing Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 than in Na(+)-free Fe2(CN)6, indicating Na(+) ions in Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 plays a crucial role in stabilizing Mg(2+) ions. Na(0.69)Fe2(CN)6 delivers reversible capacity of approximately 70 mA h g(-1) at 3.0 V vs Mg/Mg(2+) and shows stable cycle performance over 35 cycles. Therefore, Prussian blue analogues are promising structures for high-voltage cathode materials in Mg batteries. Furthermore, this co-intercalation effect suggests new avenues for the development of cathode materials in hybrid magnesium batteries that use both Mg(2+) and Na(+) ions as charge carriers.

  4. Beta toxin is essential for the intestinal virulence of Clostridium perfringens type C disease isolate CN3685 in a rabbit ileal loop model.

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    Sayeed, Sameera; Uzal, Francisco A; Fisher, Derek J; Saputo, Juliann; Vidal, Jorge E; Chen, Yue; Gupta, Phalguni; Rood, Julian I; McClane, Bruce A

    2008-01-01

    Clostridium perfringens type C isolates, which cause enteritis necroticans in humans and enteritis and enterotoxaemias of domestic animals, typically produce (at minimum) beta toxin (CPB), alpha toxin (CPA) and perfringolysin O (PFO) during log-phase growth. To assist development of improved vaccines and therapeutics, we evaluated the contribution of these three toxins to the intestinal virulence of type C disease isolate CN3685. Similar to natural type C infection, log-phase vegetative cultures of wild-type CN3685 caused haemorrhagic necrotizing enteritis in rabbit ileal loops. When isogenic toxin null mutants were prepared using TargeTron technology, even a double cpa/pfoA null mutant of CN3685 remained virulent in ileal loops. However, two independent cpb null mutants were completely attenuated for virulence in this animal model. Complementation of a cpb mutant restored its CPB production and intestinal virulence. Additionally, pre-incubation of wild-type CN3685 with a CPB-neutralizing monoclonal antibody rendered the strain avirulent for causing intestinal pathology. Finally, highly purified CPB reproduced the intestinal damage of wild-type CN3685 and that damage was prevented by pre-incubating purified CPB with a CPB monoclonal antibody. These results indicate that CPB is both required and sufficient for CN3685-induced enteric pathology, supporting a key role for this toxin in type C intestinal pathogenesis.

  5. Solution structure of Cn5, a crustacean toxin found in the venom of the scorpions Centruroides noxius and Centruroides suffusus suffusus.

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    Corzo, Gerardo; Prochnicka-Chalufour, Ada; García, Blanca I; Possani, Lourival D; Delepierre, Muriel

    2009-11-01

    The crustacean toxin Cn5 from Centruroides noxius Hoffmann and peptide Css39.8 from Centruroides suffusus suffusus scorpion venoms are identical peptides, as confirmed by amino acid sequence of purified toxins and by DNA sequencing of the two respective cloned genes. Therefore in this communication they will be simply named Cn5. Cn5 is a 66 amino acid long peptide with four disulfide bridges, formed between pairs of cysteines: C1-C8, C2-C5, C3-C6, and C4-C7 (the numbers indicate the relative positions of the cysteine residues in the primary structure). This peptide is non-toxic to mammals but deadly to arthropods (LD(50) 28.5 mg/g body weight of crayfish). Its three-dimensional structure was determined by NMR using a total of 965 meaningful distance constraints derived from the volume integration of the 2D NOESY spectra. The Cn5 structure displays a mixed alpha/beta fold stabilized by four disulfide bridges, with a kink induced by a cis-proline in its C-terminal part. Cn5 electrostatic surface is compared to that of Cn2 toxin toxic to mammals. The local differences produced by additional or substituted residues that would influence toxin selectivity towards mammalian or crustacean Na(+) channels are discussed.

  6. Enhanced Rate Capability of Polymer-Derived SiCN Anode Material for Electrochemical Storage of Lithium with 3-D Carbon Nanotube Network Dispersed in Nanoscale.

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    Zhang, Junwei; Xu, Caihong; Liu, Zhaoping; Wang, Wei; Xin, Xing; Shen, Lu; Zhou, Xiaobing; Zhou, Jie; Huang, Qing

    2015-04-01

    Electrochemical performances of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNT)-SiCN composite have been investigated. The sample was synthesized by a simple ultrasonication assisted method combined with high-temperature pyrolysis and characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectra, Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission electronic microscopy. In this composite, CNT were uniformly distributed in the SiCN ceramic matrix, it retained the structural integrity during the polymer-ceramic conversion and had a relatively strong bonding with the SiCN ceramic matrix. When tested as anode in the half cell, the obtained composite exhibited enhanced rate capability and cyclic capacity than that of pristine SiCN powder, CNT and graphite, it could supply a capacity of 222.7 mA h/g when charged at 2000 mA/g, while the SiCN anode showed nearly no capacity even at the low current density of 200 mA/g. It is expected that the CNT-SiCN composite, perhaps the series of CNT-PDC composites, may be prospective candidate for high power applications.

  7. Structure and magnetic properties of the two-dimensional ferrimagnet (NEt4)[[Mn(salen)]2Fe(CN)6]: investigation of magnetic anisotropy on a single crystal.

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    Miyasaka, Hitoshi; Ieda, Hidenori; Matsumoto, Naohide; Sugiura, Ken-ichi; Yamashita, Masahiro

    2003-06-02

    The title compound, (NEt(4))[[Mn(salen)](2)Fe(CN)(6)] (1), was synthesized via a 1:1 reaction of [Mn(salen)(H(2)O)]ClO(4) with (NEt(4))(3)[Fe(CN)(6)] in a methanol/ethanol medium (NEt(4)(+) = tetraethylammonium cation, salen(2)(-) = N,N'-ethylenebis(salicylidene)iminate). The two-dimensional layered structure of 1 was revealed by X-ray crystallographic analysis: 1 crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/c with cell dimensions of a = 12.3660(8) A, b = 15.311(1) A, c = 12.918(1) A, beta = 110.971(4) degrees, Z = 2 and is isostructural to the previously synthesized compound, (NEt(4))[[Mn(5-Clsalen)](2)Fe(CN)(6)] (5-Clsalen(2-) = N,N'-ethylenebis(5-chlorosalicylidene)iminate; Miyasaka, H.; Matsumoto, N.; Re, N.; Gallo, E.; Floriani, C. Inorg. Chem. 1997, 36, 670). The Mn ion is surrounded by an equatorial salen quadridentate ligand and two axial nitrogen atoms from the [Fe(CN)(6)](3-) unit, the four Fe[bond]CN groups of which coordinate to the Mn ions of [Mn(salen)](+) units, forming a two-dimensional network having [[bond]Mn[bond]NC[bond]Fe[bond]CN[bond

  8. Effect of ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) roots inoculation using different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) species on sorption of iron-cyanide (Fe-CN) complexes

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    Sut, Magdalena; Boldt-Burisch, Katja; Raab, Thomas

    2016-04-01

    Soils and groundwater on sites of the former Manufactured Gas Plants (MGPs) are contaminated with various complex iron-cyanides (Fe-CN). Phytoremediation is a promising tool in stabilization and remediation of Fe-CN affected soils, however, it can be a challenging task due to extreme adverse and toxic conditions. Phytoremediation may be enhanced via rhizosphere microbial activity, which can cooperate on the degradation, transformation and uptake of the contaminants. Recently, increasing number of scientist reports improved plants performance in the removal of toxic compounds with the support of arbuscular mycorrhizae fungi (AMF). Series of batch experiments using potassium hexacyanoferrate (II) solutions, in varying concentrations, were used to study the effect of ryegrass roots (Lolium perenne L.) inoculation with Rhizophagus irregularis and a mixture of Rhizophagus irregularis, Funneliformis mosseae, Rhizophagus aggregatus, and Claroideoglomus etunicatum on Fe-CN sorption. Results indicated significantly higher colonization of R. irregularis than for the mixture of AMF species on ryegrass roots. Sorption experiments revealed significantly higher reduction of total CN and free CN content in the mycorrhizal roots, indicating greater cyanide decrease in the treatment inoculated with R. irregularis. Our study indicates contribution of AM fungi in phytoremediation of Fe-CN contaminated soil.

  9. Variability of organic δ13C and C/N in the Mersey Estuary, U.K. and its implications for sea-level reconstruction studies

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    Wilson, Graham P.; Lamb, Angela L.; Leng, Melanie J.; Gonzalez, Silvia; Huddart, David

    2005-09-01

    Microfossil analysis (e.g. diatoms, foraminifera and pollen) represents the cornerstone of Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) reconstruction because their distribution in the contemporary inter-tidal zone is principally controlled by ground elevation within the tidal frame. A combination of poor microfossil preservation and a limited range in the sediment record may severely restrict the accuracy of resulting RSL reconstructions. Organic δ13C and C/N analysis of inter-tidal sediments have shown some potential as coastal palaeoenvironmental proxies. Here we assess their viability for reconstructing RSL change by examining patterns of organic δ13C and C/N values in a modern estuarine environment. δ13C and C/N analysis of bulk organic inter-tidal sediments and vegetation, as well as suspended and bedload organic sediments of the Mersey Estuary, U.K., demonstrate that the two main sources of organic carbon to surface saltmarsh sediments (terrestrial vegetation and tidal-derived particulate organic matter) have distinctive δ13C and C/N signatures. The resulting relationship between ground elevation within the tidal frame and surface sediment δ13C and C/N is unaffected by decompositional changes. The potential of this technique for RSL reconstruction is demonstrated by the analysis of part of an early Holocene sediment core from the Mersey Estuary. Organic δ13C and C/N analysis is less time consuming than microfossil analysis and is likely to provide continuous records of RSL change.

  10. Translation of the model plant of the CN code TRAC-BF1 Cofrentes of a SNAP-TRACE; Traduccion del modelo de planta de CN Cofrentes del codigo TRAC-BF1 a SNAP-TRACE

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    Escriva, A.; Munuz-Cobo, J. L.; Concejal, A.; Melara, J.; Albendea, M.

    2012-07-01

    It aims to develop a three-dimensional model of the CN Cofrentes whose consistent results Compared with those in current use programs (TRAC-BFl, RETRAN) validated with data of the plant. This comparison should be done globally and that you can not carry a compensation of errors. To check the correct translation of the results obtained have been compared with TRACE and the programs currently in use and the relevant adjustments have been made, taking into account that both the correlations and models are different codes. During the completion of this work we have detected several errors that must be corrected in future versions of these tools.

  11. Teores de macro e micronutrientes e a relação c/n de várias espécies de plantas daninhas Contents of macronutrients and micronutrients and CN relation of several weed species

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    Luciano S. Souza

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar os teores de nutrientes (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Cu, Zn, Fe e Mn e a relação C/N, presentes na matéria seca da parte aérea das seguintes espécies de plantas daninhas: Ageratum conyzoides L., Amaranthus lividus L., Bidens pilosa L., Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitchc., Senna occidentalis (L. Link., Commelina benghalensis L., Cyperus rotundus L., Digitaria horizontalis Willd., Euphorbia heterophylla L., Indigofera truxillensis H.B.K., Ipomoea acuminata Roem. et Schult, Panicum maximum Jacq., Raphanus raphanistrum L., Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd. C.E. Hubb., Richardia brasiliensis Gomez e Sida cordifolia L. Os teores de macronutrientes obtidos da matéria seca das plantas daninhas, foram maiores em geral nas dicotiledôneas. Em relação às monocotiledôneas não houve um padrão de comportamento para os micronutrientes. Entretanto, o teores de carbono foram, em média, superiores para todas as monocotiledôneas, sendo que as dicotiledôneas apresentaram relações C/N menores do que as monocotiledôneas.The aim of this work was to determine nutrient contents (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn as well as the CN relation found in the dry matter of the aerial parts of the following weeds: Ageratum conyzoides L., Amaranthus lividus L., Bidens pilosa L., Brachiaria decumbens Stapf., Brachiaria plantaginea (Link Hitchc., Senna occidentalis (L. Link., Commelina benghalensis L., Cyperus rotundus L., Digitaria horizontalis Willd., Euphorbia heterophylla L., Indigofera truxillensis H.B.K., Ipomoea acuminata Roem. et Schult, Panicum maximum Jacq., Raphanus raphanistrum L., Rhynchelytrum repens (Willd. C.E. Hubb., Richardia brasiliensis Gomez e Sida cordifolia L. Macronutrient contents got from weeds dry matter were higher in the dycotiledons.Concerning monocotyledons there were no standard of behaviour for micronutrients. However, carbon contents were superior to all

  12. Sorghum phytochrome B inhibits flowering in long days by activating expression of SbPRR37 and SbGHD7, repressors of SbEHD1, SbCN8 and SbCN12.

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    Shanshan Yang

    Full Text Available Light signaling by phytochrome B in long days inhibits flowering in sorghum by increasing expression of the long day floral repressors PSEUDORESPONSE REGULATOR PROTEIN (SbPRR37, Ma1 and GRAIN NUMBER, PLANT HEIGHT AND HEADING DATE 7 (SbGHD7, Ma6. SbPRR37 and SbGHD7 RNA abundance peaks in the morning and in the evening of long days through coordinate regulation by light and output from the circadian clock. 58 M, a phytochrome B deficient (phyB-1, ma3R genotype, flowered ∼60 days earlier than 100 M (PHYB, Ma3 in long days and ∼11 days earlier in short days. Populations derived from 58 M (Ma1, ma3R, Ma5, ma6 and R.07007 (Ma1, Ma3, ma5, Ma6 varied in flowering time due to QTL aligned to PHYB/phyB-1 (Ma3, Ma5, and GHD7/ghd7-1 (Ma6. PHYC was proposed as a candidate gene for Ma5 based on alignment and allelic variation. PHYB and Ma5 (PHYC were epistatic to Ma1 and Ma6 and progeny recessive for either gene flowered early in long days. Light signaling mediated by PhyB was required for high expression of the floral repressors SbPRR37 and SbGHD7 during the evening of long days. In 100 M (PHYB the floral activators SbEHD1, SbCN8 and SbCN12 were repressed in long days and de-repressed in short days. In 58 M (phyB-1 these genes were highly expressed in long and short days. Furthermore, SbCN15, the ortholog of rice Hd3a (FT, is expressed at low levels in 100 M but at high levels in 58 M (phyB-1 regardless of day length, indicating that PhyB regulation of SbCN15 expression may modify flowering time in a photoperiod-insensitive manner.

  13. Framework for event-based semidistributed modeling that unifies the SCS-CN method, VIC, PDM, and TOPMODEL

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    Bartlett, M. S.; Parolari, A. J.; McDonnell, J. J.; Porporato, A.

    2016-09-01

    Hydrologists and engineers may choose from a range of semidistributed rainfall-runoff models such as VIC, PDM, and TOPMODEL, all of which predict runoff from a distribution of watershed properties. However, these models are not easily compared to event-based data and are missing ready-to-use analytical expressions that are analogous to the SCS-CN method. The SCS-CN method is an event-based model that describes the runoff response with a rainfall-runoff curve that is a function of the cumulative storm rainfall and antecedent wetness condition. Here we develop an event-based probabilistic storage framework and distill semidistributed models into analytical, event-based expressions for describing the rainfall-runoff response. The event-based versions called VICx, PDMx, and TOPMODELx also are extended with a spatial description of the runoff concept of "prethreshold" and "threshold-excess" runoff, which occur, respectively, before and after infiltration exceeds a storage capacity threshold. For total storm rainfall and antecedent wetness conditions, the resulting ready-to-use analytical expressions define the source areas (fraction of the watershed) that produce runoff by each mechanism. They also define the probability density function (PDF) representing the spatial variability of runoff depths that are cumulative values for the storm duration, and the average unit area runoff, which describes the so-called runoff curve. These new event-based semidistributed models and the traditional SCS-CN method are unified by the same general expression for the runoff curve. Since the general runoff curve may incorporate different model distributions, it may ease the way for relating such distributions to land use, climate, topography, ecology, geology, and other characteristics.

  14. Sialidases affect the host cell adherence and epsilon toxin-induced cytotoxicity of Clostridium perfringens type D strain CN3718.

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    Jihong Li

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Clostridium perfringens type B or D isolates, which cause enterotoxemias or enteritis in livestock, produce epsilon toxin (ETX. ETX is exceptionally potent, earning it a listing as a CDC class B select toxin. Most C. perfringens strains also express up to three different sialidases, although the possible contributions of those enzymes to type B or D pathogenesis remain unclear. Type D isolate CN3718 was found to carry two genes (nanI and nanJ encoding secreted sialidases and one gene (nanH encoding a cytoplasmic sialidase. Construction in CN3718 of single nanI, nanJ and nanH null mutants, as well as a nanI/nanJ double null mutant and a triple sialidase null mutant, identified NanI as the major secreted sialidase of this strain. Pretreating MDCK cells with NanI sialidase, or with culture supernatants of BMC206 (an isogenic CN3718 etx null mutant that still produces sialidases enhanced the subsequent binding and cytotoxic effects of purified ETX. Complementation of BMC207 (an etx/nanH/nanI/nanJ null mutant showed this effect is mainly attributable to NanI production. Contact between BMC206 and certain mammalian cells (e.g., enterocyte-like Caco-2 cells resulted in more rapid sialidase production and this effect involved increased transcription of BMC206 nanI gene. BMC206 was shown to adhere to some (e.g. Caco-2 cells, but not all mammalian cells, and this effect was dependent upon sialidase, particularly NanI, expression. Finally, the sialidase activity of NanI (but not NanJ or NanH could be enhanced by trypsin. Collectively these in vitro findings suggest that, during type D disease originating in the intestines, trypsin may activate NanI, which (in turn could contribute to intestinal colonization by C. perfringens type D isolates and also increase ETX action.

  15. Tribological behavior and self-healing functionality of TiNbCN-Ag coatings in wide temperature range

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    Bondarev, A. V.; Kiryukhantsev-Korneev, Ph. V.; Levashov, E. A.; Shtansky, D. V.

    2017-02-01

    Ag- and Nb-doped TiCN coatings with about 2 at.% of Nb and Ag contents varied between 4.0 and 15.1 at.% were designed as promising materials for tribological applications in a wide temperature range. We report on the structure, mechanical, and tribological properties of TiNbCN-Ag coatings fabricated by simultaneous co-sputtering of TiC0.5 + 10%Nb2C and Ag targets in comparison with those of Ag-free coating. The tribological characteristics were evaluated during constant-temperature tests both at room temperature and 300 °C, as well as during dynamic temperature ramp tests in the range of 25-700 °C. The coating structure and elemental composition were studied by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy. The coating microstructures and elemental compositions inside wear tracks, as well as the wear products, were examined by scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. We demonstrate that simultaneous alloying with Nb and Ag permits to overcome the main drawbacks of TiCN coatings such as their relatively high values of friction coefficient at elevated temperatures and low oxidation resistance. It is shown that a relatively high amount of Ag (15 at.%) is required to provide enhanced tribological behavior in a wide temperature range of 25-700 °C. In addition, the prepared Ag-doped coatings demonstrated active oxidation protection and self-healing functionality due to the segregation of Ag metallic particles in damage areas such as cracks, pin-holes, or oxidation sites.

  16. Closed Orbits in Phase Space

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    Murphy, Andrew; Haestad, Jace; Morgan, Thomas

    2015-09-01

    We report characteristics of closed classical orbits in an electric field in phase space produced in photoabsorption. Rydberg states of atomic and molecular hydrogen and helium are considered. The core potential used for the hydrogen molecule is an effective one electron one center core potential evaluated at the internuclear equilibrium distance. Poincare surfaces of section in phase space are generated by integrating the equations of motion in semiparabolic coordinates u = (r + z) 1 / 2 and v = (r - z) 1 / 2, and plotting the location in phase space (pv versus v) whenever u = 0, with the electric field in the z direction. Combination orbits produced by Rydberg electron core scattering are studied and the evolution in phase space of these combination orbits due to scattering from one closed orbit into another is investigated. Connections are made to measured laser photoabsorption experiments that excite Rydberg states (20 recurrence spectra. The phase space structures responsible for the spectra are identified.

  17. Close supermassive binary black holes

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    Gaskell, C. Martin

    2010-01-01

    It has been proposed that when the peaks of the broad emission lines in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) are significantly blueshifted or redshifted from the systemic velocity of the host galaxy, this could be a consequence of orbital motion of a supermassive blackhole binary (SMB). The AGN J1536+0441 (=SDSS J153636.22+044127.0) has recently been proposed as an example of this phenomenon. It is proposed here instead that 1536+044 is an example of line emission from a disc. If this is correct, the lack of clear optical spectral evidence for close SMBs is significant and argues either that the merging of close SMBs is much faster than has generally been hitherto thought, or if the approach is slow, that when the separation of the binary is comparable to the size of the torus and broad-line region, the feeding of the black holes is disrupted.

  18. Morphological sampling of closed sets:

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    Christian Ronse; Mohamed Tajine

    2004-01-01

    We briefiy survey the standard morphological approach (Heijmans, 1994) to the sampling (or discretization) of sets. Then we summarize the main results of our metric theory of sampling (Ronse and Tajine, 2000; 2001; 2002; Tajine and Ronse, 2002), which can be used to analyse several sampling schemes, in particular the morphological one. We extend it to the sampling of closed sets (instead of compact ones), and to the case where the sampling subspace is boundedly compact (instead of boundedly f...

  19. Comparing OSL and CN techniques for dating fluvial terraces and estimating surface process rates in Pamir

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    Fuchs, Margret; Gloaguen, Richard; Pohl, Eric; Sulaymonova, Vasila; Merchel, Silke; Rugel, Georg

    2014-05-01

    The quantification of surface process rates is crucial for understanding the topographic evolution of high mountains. Spatial and temporal variations in fluvial incision and basin-wide erosion enable to decipher the role of tectonic and climatic drivers. The Pamir is peculiar in both aspects because of its location at the western end of the India-Asia collision zone, and its position at the edge of two atmospheric circulation systems, the Westerlies and the Indian Summer Monsoon. The architecture of the Panj river network indicates prominent variations across the main tectonic structures of the Pamir. The trunk stream, deflects from the predominantly westward river orientation and cuts across the southern and central Pamir domes before doubling back to the west and leaving the orogen. Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of fluvial terraces reveals short-term sedimentation along the trunk stream during the last ~25 kyr. The agreement of OSL results to new exposure ages based on the cosmogenic nuclide (CN) 10Be confirms accurate terrace age modelling and treatment of incomplete bleaching. The consistent terrace sedimentation and exposure ages suggest also fast terrace abandonment and rapid onset of incision. Considerable differences in terrace heights reflect high spatial variations of fluvial incision, independent of time interval, change in rock type or catchment increase. Highest rates of (5.9 ± 1.1) mm/yr to (10.0 ± 2.0) mm/yr describe the fluvial dynamic across the Shakhdara Dome and that related to the Darvaz Fault Zone. Lower rates of (3.9 ± 0.6) mm/yr to (4.5 ± 0.7) mm/yr indicate a transient stage north of the Yazgulom Dome. Fluvial incision decreases to rates ranging from (1.7 ± 0.3) mm/yr to (3.9 ± 0.7) mm/yr in graded river reaches associated to southern dome boundaries. The pattern agrees to the interpretation of successive upstream river captures across the southern and central Pamir domes inferred from morphometric analyses of river

  20. Experimental Evidence Linking Elevated CO2, Rhizosphere C/N Stoichiometry and Microbial Efficiency

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    Carrillo, Y.; Dijkstra, F. A.; Pendall, E.; LeCain, D. R.; Morgan, J.

    2012-12-01

    expected to be more efficient in their C use. Decreasing the C/N ratio of roots decreased SOM respiration and increased the efficiency of SOM-consuming microbes. Direct N additions had a similar but stronger effect. Increased C efficiency with greater nutrient availability is consistent with theoretical expectations of C utilization under nutrient limitation. Notably, the response of C use to N treatments occurred only under eCO2 conditions. This functional contrast was supported by differential responses of microbial PLFA profiles to N treatments under CO2 treatments. Together, these results suggest that the eCO2 environment was more conducive to N limitation, via changes in microbial community structure and function. Our results provide direct experimental evidence of plant-mediated alteration of decomposer C efficiency due to changes in atmospheric CO2 and N availability from both plant and soil sources. An increase in SOM-consuming microbes efficiency in an eCO2 world is likely to have important ecosystem-level implications as it could enhance the amount of C that remains in soil relative to the amount released to the atmosphere. The interactive effects of CO2 and N treatments suggest that microbial efficiency will be more sensitive to changes in nutrient status under the future eCO2 atmosphere.

  1. Engineered arrays of nitrogen-vacancy color centers in diamond based on implantation of CN{sup -} molecules through nanoapertures

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    Spinicelli, P; Dreau, A; Rondin, L; Jacques, V; Roch, J-F [Laboratoire de Photonique Quantique et Moleculaire, ENS Cachan, UMR CNRS 8537, F-94235 Cachan cedex (France); Silva, F; Achard, J [Laboratoire d' Ingenierie des Materiaux et des Hautes Pressions, UPR CNRS 1311, F-93430 Villetaneuse (France); Xavier, S; Bansropun, S; Debuisschert, T [Thales Research and Technology, Campus Polytechnique, F-91767 Palaiseau cedex (France); Pezzagna, S; Meijer, J, E-mail: jean-francois.roch@ens-cachan.fr [RUBION, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

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    We report a versatile method for engineering arrays of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond at the nanoscale. The defects were produced in parallel by ion implantation through 80 nm diameter apertures patterned using electron beam lithography in a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) layer deposited on a diamond surface. The implantation was performed with CN{sup -} molecules that increased the NV defect-formation yield. This method could enable the realization of a solid-state coupled-spin array and could be used for positioning an optically active NV center on a photonic microstructure.

  2. M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验检测弯曲菌的评价

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    杨燕; 孙长贵; 陈坚; 成军; 张丽君

    2011-01-01

    目的 评价M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验检测弯曲菌的性能.方法 用M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验对临床373份粪便标本及其48 h培养分离菌进行直接检测和鉴定,以API Campy生化鉴定、革兰染色、氧化酶和动力试验(简称常规鉴定)结果为标准,评价M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验对标本直接检测和分离菌鉴定结果的性能.结果 M46CNCampylobacter乳胶凝集试验对373份粪便标本进行直接检测,阳性61例,阴性312例,其检测敏感性为80.8%,特异性为99.3%,阳性预测值为96.7%,阴性预测值为95.5%,诊断效率为95.7%.与标准方法鉴定结果相比,经Kappa一致性检验,Kappa =0.854 7,u=16.596 1,P <0.01.对373份粪便标本的分离菌进行鉴定,Campylobacter阳性73例,阴性300例,其检测敏感性、特异性、阳性预测值、阴性预测值和诊断效率均为100%.结论 M46CN Campylobacter乳胶凝集试验直接检测粪便标本与标本培养后经标准生化反应鉴定结果具有良好一致性,对培养物中弯曲菌鉴定与标准的生化鉴定结果完全符合,其敏感性和特异性高,适合临床常规鉴定弯曲菌属细菌使用.

  3. Temperature-dependent self-assembly of NC–Ph{sub 5}–CN molecules on Cu(111)

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    Pivetta, Marina, E-mail: marina.pivetta@epfl.ch; Pacchioni, Giulia E.; Fernandes, Edgar; Brune, Harald [Institute of Condensed Matter Physics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

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    We present the results of temperature-dependent self-assembly of dicarbonitrile-pentaphenyl molecules (NC–Ph{sub 5}–CN) on Cu(111). Our low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy study reveals the formation of metal-organic and purely organic structures, depending on the substrate temperature during deposition (160–300 K), which determines the availability of Cu adatoms at the surface. We use tip functionalization with CO to obtain submolecular resolution and image the coordination atoms, enabling unequivocal identification of metal-coordinated nodes and purely organic ones. Moreover, we discuss the somewhat surprising structure obtained for deposition and measurement at 300 K.

  4. A novel tripodal colorimetric and fluorescence "turn on" chemosensor for AcO- and F- anions in CH3CN

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    Alici, Onder

    2016-10-01

    A novel chemosensor, 3‧,3‴,3‴″-(((nitrilotris(ethane-2,1-diyl))tris(azanylylidene))tris(methanylylidene))tris(4-hydroxy-4‧-biphenylcarbonitrile) (L) was synthesized and characterized by the combination of 1H,13C, APT, COSY NMR, FT-IR, and elemental analysis. The behavior of the receptor (L) toward different anions was investigated using UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy. The receptor (L) indicated an efficient colorimetric "naked-eye" and "turn on" fluorescent response for fluoride and acetate in CH3CN, respectively.

  5. Effect of nitrogen supply on the C/N balance in the lichen Evernia prunastri (L.) Ach.

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    Munzi, Silvana; Pisani, Tommaso; PAOLI, Luca; RENZI, Monia; Loppi, Stefano

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the relationship between nitrogen and carbon in the thalli of the lichen Evernia prunastri, with an emphasis on the role of the C/N balance in the response of this species to N excess. For this purpose, thalli collected at a remote site were sprayed for 5 weeks with NH4NO3 (0.05 and 1 M) and (NH4)2SO4 (0.025 and 0.5 M) solutions, and later analyzed for their C and N content. The results showed that the total N content of thalli increased and the total C content decreas...

  6. Expression of putative zinc-finger protein lcn61 gene in lymphocystis disease virus China (LCDV-cn) genome

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    YAN Xiuying; SUN Xiuqin

    2009-01-01

    An open reading frame (lcn61) of iymphocystis disease virus China (LCDV-cn), probably responsible for encoding putative zinc-finger proteins was amplified and inserted into pET24a (+) vector.Then it expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3), and His-tag fusion protein of high yield was obtained. It was found that the fusion protein existed in E. coli mainly as inclusion bodies. The bioinformatics analysis indicates that LCN61 is C2H2 type zinc-finger protein containing four C2H2 zinc-finger motifs. This work provides a theory for functional research of lcn61 gene.

  7. Paths and Tableaux Descriptions of Jacobi-Trudi Determinant Associated with Quantum Affine Algebra of Type $C_n$

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    Wakako Nakai

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available We study the Jacobi-Trudi-type determinant which is conjectured to be the $q$-character of a certain, in many cases irreducible, finite-dimensional representation of the quantum affine algebra of type $C_n$. Like the $D_n$ case studied by the authors recently, applying the Gessel-Viennot path method with an additional involution and a deformation of paths, we obtain an expression by a positive sum over a set of tuples of paths, which is naturally translated into the one over a set of tableaux on a skew diagram.

  8. Paths and Tableaux Descriptions of Jacobi-Trudi Determinant Associated with Quantum Affine Algebra of Type C_n

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    Nakai, Wakako; Nakanishi, Tomoki

    2007-07-01

    We study the Jacobi-Trudi-type determinant which is conjectured to be the q-character of a certain, in many cases irreducible, finite-dimensional representation of the quantum affine algebra of type Cn. Like the Dn case studied by the authors recently, applying the Gessel-Viennot path method with an additional involution and a deformation of paths, we obtain an expression by a positive sum over a set of tuples of paths, which is naturally translated into the one over a set of tableaux on a skew diagram.

  9. H+ClCN→HCl+CN: Product excitations and reaction mechanism at Ec.m. ≂21.6 kcal mol-1

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    de Juan, J.; Callister, S.; Reisler, H.; Segal, G. A.; Wittig, C.

    1988-08-01

    Nascent CN(X 2Σ) rovibrational and kinetic energy distributions have been obtained for the title reaction using laser induced fluorescence, and regions of the HClCN potential energy surface appropriate to the observed HCl+CN channel, as well as the HCN+Cl and HNC+Cl channels, have been calculated ab initio at the MP4/3-21G* level. The CN spectator has low internal excitation; the average fractions of the available energy deposited in CN vibration and rotation are ˜0 and =0.06, respectively, with the rotational distribution corresponding to a temperature of ˜950 K. Sub-Doppler resolution spectroscopy on several CN B 2Σ←X 2Σ transitions provides an average value for the fraction of the available energy appearing as center-of-mass kinetic energy, =0.33, as well as approximate kinetic energy distributions for specific CN V,R levels. Since the kinetic energy distributions are for specific CN levels, the corresponding HCl internal energy distributions are obtained by energy conservation, and the experimental results indicate a vibrational population inversion in HCl. Product energy disposal is similar to that of many ``light+heavy-heavy'' systems which exhibit repulsive energy release and which prefer end-on rather than broadside entrance channels. The dominant reaction pathways are probably HCN+Cl and HNC+Cl, with HCl+CN being minor. Because of the competitiveness between the chemically distinct product channels, the entrance channel associated with the observed products is more stereospecifically constrained than for a similar reaction which has a single set of products. The ab initio calculations suggest that end-on encounters can be reactive, thus accounting for the observed channel. A local minimum exists for a three-center structure involving hydrogen, chlorine, and carbon, and the barrier from here to HCN+Cl is small. Broadside approaches give rise to HCN+Cl, and we therefore surmise that the observed products derive predominantly from encounters in which

  10. A kinetic model for photoswitching of magnetism in the high spin molecule [Mo(IV)(CN)2(CN-Cu(II)(tren))6](ClO4)8.

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    Raghunathan, Rajamani; Ramasesha, S; Mathonière, Corine; Marvaud, Valérie

    2008-09-21

    The heptanuclear complex [Mo(IV)(CN)2(CN-CuL)6]8+ switches from a paramagnetic dark state corresponding to six spin-1/2 Cu(II) ions to a predominantly high spin S = 3 state, on prolonged irradiation with 406 nm laser radiation at low temperature. The system returns to a paramagnetic state on warming to room temperature. The temperature dependence of the chiMT vs. T curve depends upon duration of irradiation. An earlier microscopic model showed that the excitation cross sections in different spin manifolds are similar in magnitude and that photomagnetism is not due to preferential excitation to the S = 3 state. In this paper, we attribute photomagnetism to a long lived S = 3 charge transfer excited state for which there appears to be sufficient experimental evidence. Based on this postulate, we model the photomagnetism by employing a kinetic model which includes internal conversions and intersystem crossings. The key feature of the model is the assumption of the existence of two kinds of S = 3 states: one of which has no direct pathway for internal conversion and the other characterized by slow kinetics for internal conversion to the low-energy states. The trapped S = 3 state can decay via a thermally activated barrier to the other S = 3 state. The experimental chiMT vs. T for two different irradiation times are fitted using Arrhenius dependence of the rate constants in the model.

  11. A kinetic model for photoswitching of magnetism in the high spin molecule [Mo(iv)(CN)2(CN Cu(ii)(tren))6](ClO4)8

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    Raghunathan, Rajamani; Ramasesha, S.; Mathonière, Corine; Marvaud, Valérie

    The heptanuclear complex [Mo(IV)(CN)2(CN-CuL)6]8+ exhibits photomagnetism. An earlier microscopic model showed that the transition dipole moments for excitation in different spin manifolds are similar in magnitude. In this paper, we attribute photomagnetism to the long lived S=3 charge transfer excited state for which there appears to be sufficient experimental evidence. We model the photomagnetism by employing a kinetic model which includes internal conversions and intersystem crossings. The key feature of the model is assumption of the existence of two kinds of S=3 states: one which has no direct pathway for internal conversion and the other characterized by slow kinetics for internal conversion to the low-energy states. The trapped S=3 state can decay via a thermally activated barrier to the other S=3 state. The experimental temperature dependence of magnetization plot is fitted using rate constants with Arrhenius dependence. The two different experimental cMT vs. T curves obtained with different irradiation times are fitted with our model. Our studies show that the photomagnetism in these systems is governed by kinetics and not due to differences in oscillator strengths for excitation of the different spin states.

  12. Threshold photoionization and density functional theory studies of the niobium carbide clusters Nb3C(n) (n = 1-4) and Nb4C(n) (n = 1-6).

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    Dryza, Viktoras; Addicoat, Matthew A; Gascooke, Jason R; Buntine, Mark A; Metha, Gregory F

    2008-06-26

    We have used photoionization efficiency spectroscopy to determine ionization potentials (IP) of the niobium-carbide clusters, Nb3C(n) (n = 1-4) and Nb4C(n) (n = 1-6). The Nb3C2 and Nb4C4 clusters exhibit the lowest IPs for the two series, respectively. For clusters containing up to four carbon atoms, excellent agreement is found with relative IPs calculated using density functional theory. The lowest energy isomers are mostly consistent with the development of a 2 x 2 x 2 face-centered cubic structure of Nb4C4. However, for Nb3C4 a low-lying isomer containing a molecular C2 unit is assigned to the experimental IP rather than the depleted 2 x 2 x 2 nanocrystal isomer. For Nb4C5 and Nb4C6, interpretation is less straightforward, but results indicate isomers containing molecular C2 units are the lowest in energy, suggesting that carbon-carbon bonding is preferred when the number of carbon atoms exceeds the number of metal atoms. A double IP onset is observed for Nb4C3, which is attributed to ionization from the both the lowest energy singlet state and a meta-stable triplet state. This work further supports the notion that IPs can be used as a reliable validation for the geometries of metal-carbide clusters calculated by theory.

  13. Mutual and thermal diffusivity of binary mixtures of the ionic liquids [BMIM][C(CN)3] and [BMIM][B(CN)4] with dissolved CO2 by dynamic light scattering.

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    Rausch, Michael H; Heller, Andreas; Herbst, Jonas; Koller, Thomas M; Bahlmann, Matthias; Schulz, Peter S; Wasserscheid, Peter; Fröba, Andreas P

    2014-05-01

    Ionic liquids (ILs) are promising solvents for gas separation processes such as carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from flue gases. For the design of corresponding processes and apparatus, thermophysical properties of ILs containing dissolved gases are required. In the present study, it is demonstrated that with a single optical setup, mutual and thermal diffusivities as well as refractive indices can be measured quasi-simultaneously for such mixtures. Dynamic light scattering (DLS) from bulk fluids was applied to determine mutual and thermal diffusivities for mixtures of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tricyanomethanide ([BMIM][C(CN)3]) or 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetracyanoborate ([BMIM][B(CN)4]) with dissolved CO2 at temperatures from 303.15 to 333.15 K and pressures between 2 and 26 bar in macroscopic thermodynamic equilibrium. Good agreement with literature data and only slight differences between the diffusivities measured for the two systems at the same temperature and comparable mole fractions of CO2 were found. Increasing mutual diffusivities with increasing mole fractions of CO2 are consistent with decreasing viscosities reported for other IL-CO2 mixtures in the literature and can be attributed to weakening of molecular interactions by the dissolved gas. For the conditions studied, no dependence of the thermal diffusivity on the temperature or the mole fraction of CO2 could be found.

  14. Characterization by FTIR and nuclear analytical techniques of CN{sub x} films elaborated by laser ablation; Caracterizacion por FTIR y tecnicas analiticas nucleares de peliculas de CN{sub x} elaboradas por ablacion laser

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    Olea M, O.F

    2003-07-01

    At the present time the technique of deposit of laser ablation is used to produce different types of thin films. At the moment in the National Institute of Nuclear Research (ININ) it is carried out an investigation on the thermoluminescent response of thin films of CN{sub x} with possible application in dosimetry of electromagnetic radiation. Under this context, the present work is part of this investigation and has as objective to characterize thin films of CN{sub x} by means of Infrared spectrometry and nuclear analytical techniques. The deposits were elaborated by laser ablation under different such experimental conditions as: pressure of Nitrogen in the system (3 x 10{sup -3} and 7.5 X 10{sup -2} Torr), Distance target-substrate (3 and 5 cm) and density of incident energy in the target (from 17.5 up to 23.8 J/cm{sup 2}). Graphite of high purity was used like target and the deposits were made on their substrates of intrinsic silicon (100). By means of infrared spectrometry by Fourier Transform (Ftir) the type of bonds which are in the structure of the films of CN{sub x} were determined. The spectra of this type of samples present in general four characteristic bands related with different types of bonds among the elements C, O, H, N such as: C-C, C-N, C-H, N-H, O-H, C=N, C{identical_to}N, among others. It was carried out a semi quantitative study of the samples isolating each band of the total infrared spectra and making a comparison between their intensities and forms. This study allowed to observe that there is a dependence of the structure of the films with regard to the time, since mainly bonds of the type Sp{sup 3} between Hydrogen and Carbon (C-H) they presented a remarkable variation in intensity, increasing as it lapsed the time until reaching to a stabilization where the bonds already not varying. This increase probably is due to the absorption of water of the atmosphere, although one has seen in the literature that the incorporation of this compound in

  15. Relationship Between Leaf C/N Ratio and Insecticidal Protein Expression in Bt Cotton as Affected by High Temperature and N Rate

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    ZHANG Xiang; LÜ Chun-hua; CHEN Yuan; WANG Gui-xia; CHEN Yuan; CHEN De-hua

    2014-01-01

    Expression of insecticidal protein for transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton is unstable and related to nitrogen metabolism. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between leaf carbon nitrogen ratio (C/N) and insecticidal efifcacy of two Bt cotton cultivars. C/N ratio and Bt protein content were both measured at peak square period and peak boll period respectively under 5-7 d high temperature and different nitrogen fertilizer rates on the Yangzhou University Farm and the Ludong Cotton Farm, China. All plants were grown in ifeld. The results showed that the C/N ratio enhanced slightly and the Bt protein content remained stable at peak square period, but significant increases for the C/N ratio and decreases markedly for the leaf Bt protein concentration were detected at the peak boll period. The similar patterns at the two growth periods were found for the leaf C/N ratio and Bt protein content by different N fertilizer treatments. When nitrogen rate was from 0 to 600 kg ha-1, the C/N ratio was reduced by 0.017 and 0.006 for Sikang 1 and Sikang 3 at peak square period, compared to the 1.350 to 1.143 reduction for Sikang 1 and Sikang 3 at peak boll period, respectively. Correspondingly, the leaf Bt protein contents were bolstered by 2.6-11.8 and 26.9-36.9% at the two different growth periods, respectively. The results suggested that enhanced C/N ratio by high temperature and nitrogen application may result in the reduction of insectiocidal efifcacy in Bt cotton, especially in peak boll period.

  16. On the development of a coupled regional climate-vegetation model RCM-CLM-CN-DV and its validation in Tropical Africa

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    Wang, Guiling; Yu, Miao; Pal, Jeremy S.; Mei, Rui; Bonan, Gordon B.; Levis, Samuel; Thornton, Peter E.

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a regional climate system model RCM-CLM-CN-DV and its validation over Tropical Africa. The model development involves the initial coupling between the ICTP regional climate model RegCM4.3.4 (RCM) and the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4) including models of carbon-nitrogen dynamics (CN) and vegetation dynamics (DV), and further improvements of the models. Model improvements derive from the new parameterization from CLM4.5 that addresses the well documented overestimation of gross primary production (GPP), a refinement of stress deciduous phenology scheme in CN that addresses a spurious LAI fluctuation for drought-deciduous plants, and the incorporation of a survival rule into the DV model to prevent tropical broadleaf evergreens trees from growing in areas with a prolonged drought season. The impact of the modifications on model results is documented based on numerical experiments using various subcomponents of the model. The performance of the coupled model is then validated against observational data based on three configurations with increasing capacity: RCM-CLM with prescribed leaf area index and fractional coverage of different plant functional types (PFTs); RCM-CLM-CN with prescribed PFTs coverage but prognostic plant phenology; RCM-CLM-CN-DV in which both the plant phenology and PFTs coverage are simulated by the model. Results from these three models are compared against the FLUXNET up-scaled GPP and ET data, LAI and PFT coverages from remote sensing data including MODIS and GIMMS, University of Delaware precipitation and temperature data, and surface radiation data from MVIRI and SRB. Our results indicate that the models perform well in reproducing the physical climate and surface radiative budgets in the domain of interest. However, PFTs coverage is significantly underestimated by the model over arid and semi-arid regions of Tropical Africa, caused by an underestimation of LAI in these regions by the CN model that gets exacerbated

  17. A combined crossed molecular beams and theoretical study of the reaction CN + C{sub 2}H{sub 4}

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    Balucani, Nadia, E-mail: nadia.balucani@unipg.it [Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia (Italy); Leonori, Francesca; Petrucci, Raffaele [Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia (Italy); Wang, Xingan [Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia (Italy); Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China); Casavecchia, Piergiorgio [Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologia e Biotecnologie, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia (Italy); Skouteris, Dimitrios [Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy); Albernaz, Alessandra F. [Instituto de Física, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília (Brazil); Gargano, Ricardo [Instituto de Física, Universidade de Brasília, Brasília (Brazil); Departments of Chemistry and Physics, University of Florida, Quantum Theory Project, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States)

    2015-03-01

    Highlights: • The CN + C{sub 2}H{sub 4} reaction was investigated in crossed beam experiments. • Electronic structure calculations of the potential energy surface were performed. • RRKM estimates qualitatively reproduce the experimental C{sub 2}H{sub 3}NC yield. - Abstract: The CN + C{sub 2}H{sub 4} reaction has been investigated experimentally, in crossed molecular beam (CMB) experiments at the collision energy of 33.4 kJ/mol, and theoretically, by electronic structure calculations of the relevant potential energy surface and Rice–Ramsperger–Kassel–Marcus (RRKM) estimates of the product branching ratio. Differently from previous CMB experiments at lower collision energies, but similarly to a high energy study, we have some indication that a second reaction channel is open at this collision energy, the characteristics of which are consistent with the channel leading to CH{sub 2}CHNC + H. The RRKM estimates using M06L electronic structure calculations qualitatively support the experimental observation of C{sub 2}H{sub 3}NC formation at this and at the higher collision energy of 42.7 kJ/mol of previous experiments.

  18. A single-dish survey of the HCO+, HCN, and CN emission toward the T Tauri disk population in Taurus

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    Salter, D M; van der Burg, R F J; Kristensen, L E; Brinch, C

    2011-01-01

    (Abridged) As the stellar X-ray and UV light penetration of a protoplanetary disk depends sensitively on the dust properties, trace molecular species like HCO+, HCN, and CN are expected to show marked differences from photoprocessing effects as the dust content in the disk evolves. We investigate the evolution of the UV irradiation of the molecular gas in a sample of classical T Tauri stars in Taurus that exhibit a wide range in grain growth and dust settling properties. We obtained HCO+ (J=3-2), HCN (J=3-2), and CN (J=2-1) observations of 13 sources with the JCMT. Our sample has 1.3mm fluxes in excess of 75mJy, indicating the presence of significant dust reservoirs; a range of dust settling as traced through their spectral slopes between 6, 13, and 25 microns; and varying degrees of grain growth as extrapolated from the strength of their 10-micron silicate emission features. We compare the emission line strengths with the sources' continuum flux and infrared features, and use detailed modeling based on two d...

  19. Effects of electron transfer mediators on the bioreduction of lepidocrocite (gamma-FeOOH) by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32.

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    O'Loughlin, Edward J

    2008-09-15

    Electron transfer mediators (ETMs) such as low-molecular-mass quinones (e.g., juglone and lawsone) and humic substances are believed to play a role in many redox reactions involved in contaminant transformations and the biogeochemical cycling of many redox-active elements (e.g., Fe and Mn) in aquatic and terrestrial environments. This study examines the effects of a series of compounds representing major classes of natural and synthetic organic ETMs, including low-molecular-mass quinones, humic substances, phenazines, phenoxazines, phenothiazines, and indigo derivatives, on the bioreduction of lepidocrocite (gamma-FeOOH) by the dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Shewanella putrefaciens CN32. Although S. putrefaciens CN32 was able to reduce lepidocrocite in the absence of exogenous ETMs, the addition of exogenous ETMs enhanced the bioreduction of lepidocrocite. In general, the rate of Fe(II) production correlated well with the reduction potentials of the ETMs. The addition of humic acids or unfractionated natural organic matter at concentrations of 10 mg organic CL(-1) resulted in, at best, a minimal enhancement of lepidocrocite bioreduction. This observation suggests that electron shuttling by humic substances is not likely to play a major role in Fe(lll) bioreduction in oligotrophic environments such as subsurface sediments with low organic C contents.

  20. Intracellular precipitation of Pb by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32 during the reductive dissolution of Pb-jarosite.

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    Smeaton, Christina M; Fryer, Brian J; Weisener, Christopher G

    2009-11-01

    Jarosites (MFe(3)(SO(4))(2)(OH)(6)) are precipitated in the Zn industry to remove impurities during the extraction process and contain metals such as Pb and Ag. Jarosite wastes are often confined to capped tailings ponds, thereby creating potential for anaerobic reductive dissolution by microbial populations. This study demonstrates the reductive dissolution of synthetic Pb-jarosite (PbFe(6)(SO(4))(4)(OH)(12)) by a subsurface dissimilatory Fe reducing bacterium (Shewanella putrefaciens CN32) using batch experiments under anaerobic circumneutral conditions. Solution chemistry, pH, Eh, and cell viability were monitored over time and illustrated the reduction of released structural Fe(III) from the Pb-jarosite to Fe(II). Inoculated samples containing Pb-jarosite also demonstrated decreased cellular viability coinciding with increased Pb concentrations. SEM images showed progressive nucleation of electron dense nanoparticles on the surface of bacteria, identified by TEM/EDS as intracellular crystalline precipitates enriched in Pb and P. The intracellular precipitation of Pb by S. putrefaciens CN32 observed in this study provides potential new insight into the biogeochemical cycling of Pb in reducing environments.