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  1. OPS Master

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    US Agency for International Development — OPS Master is a management tool and database for integrated financial planning and portfolio management in USAID Missions. Using OPS Master, the three principal...

  2. BN-350 "Mirror System".

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    Thornton, A. L. (Angela L.); Halbig, J. K. (James K.)

    2004-01-01

    The BN-350 Unattended Monitoring System plays an important role for the Safeguards Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 1998, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in conjunction with the IAEA and sponsored by the US Department of Energy, designed and installed an integrated multi-instrument safeguards system at the BN-350 reactor in Aktau, Kazakhstan, to monitor spent-fuel and blanket assembly conditioning and canning activities. The purpose of the system was to provide effective safeguards at this facility while reducing the manpower load on the IAEA. The system is composed of many individual nondestructive analysis and surveillance components, each having a unique function and working together to provide fully unattended measurement of spent-fuel assemblies. The BN-350 ''Mirror System'' was built to provide a similar system with like components at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna to facilitate analysis and/or simulation of problems that might occur in the field and for training inspectors and other technical staff in preparation for their work in the field. In addition, the system is used to test new equipment and qualify new or modified software. This paper describes the main components of the Mirror System, how the components are integrated, and how the Mirror System has benefited the IAEA.

  3. Direct conversion of h-BN into c-BN and formation of epitaxial c-BN/diamond heterostructures

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    Narayan, Jagdish, E-mail: narayan@ncsu.edu; Bhaumik, Anagh; Xu, Weizong [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Centennial Campus North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7907 (United States)

    2016-05-14

    We have created a new state of BN (named Q-BN) through rapid melting and super undercooling and quenching by using nanosecond laser pulses. Phase pure c-BN is formed either by direct quenching of super undercooled liquid or by nucleation and growth from Q-BN. Thus, a direct conversion of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) into phase-pure cubic boron nitride (c-BN) is achieved by nanosecond pulsed laser melting at ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressure in air. According to the P-T phase diagram, the transformation from h-BN into c-BN under equilibrium processing can occur only at high temperatures and pressures, as the hBN-cBN-Liquid triple point is at 3500 K/9.5 GPa or 3700 K/7.0 GPa with a recent theoretical refinement. Using nonequilibrium nanosecond laser melting, we have created super undercooled state and shifted this triple point to as low as 2800 K and atmospheric pressure. The rapid quenching from super undercooled state leads to the formation of a new phase, named as Q-BN. We present detailed characterization of Q-BN and c-BN layers by using Raman spectroscopy, high-resolution scanning electron microscopy, electron-back-scatter diffraction, high-resolution TEM, and electron energy loss spectroscopy, and discuss the mechanism of formation of nanodots, nanoneedles, microneedles, and single-crystal c-BN on sapphire substrate. We have also deposited diamond by pulsed laser deposition of carbon on c-BN and created c-BN/diamond heterostructures, where c-BN acts as a template for epitaxial diamond growth. We discuss the mechanism of epitaxial c-BN and diamond growth on lattice matching c-BN template under pulsed laser evaporation of amorphous carbon, and the impact of this discovery on a variety of applications.

  4. Bn and Si-Doped Bn Coatings on Woven Fabrics

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    Hurwitz, Frances I.; Scott, John M.; Wheeler, Donald R.; Chayka, Paul V.; Gray, Hugh R. (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    A computer controlled, pulsed chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) system has been developed to deposit BN from a liquid borazine (B3N3H6) source, as well as silicon doped BN coatings using borazine and a silicon source, into 2-D woven ceramic fabric preforms. The coating process was evaluated as a function of deposition temperature, pressure, and precursor flow rate. Coatings were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, electron dispersive spectroscopy and Auger spectroscopy. By controlling the reactant feed ratios, Si incorporation could be controlled over the range of 6-24 atomic percent.

  5. 78 FR 38544 - Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes

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    2013-06-27

    ..., BN-2A-3, BN-2A- 6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R...-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any...

  6. (Fuzzy) Ideals of BN-Algebras

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    Walendziak, Andrzej

    2015-01-01

    The notions of an ideal and a fuzzy ideal in BN-algebras are introduced. The properties and characterizations of them are investigated. The concepts of normal ideals and normal congruences of a BN-algebra are also studied, the properties of them are displayed, and a one-to-one correspondence between them is presented. Conditions for a fuzzy set to be a fuzzy ideal are given. The relationships between ideals and fuzzy ideals of a BN-algebra are established. The homomorphic properties of fuzzy ideals of a BN-algebra are provided. Finally, characterizations of Noetherian BN-algebras and Artinian BN-algebras via fuzzy ideals are obtained. PMID:26125050

  7. Zorg op afstand

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    Schilstra, P.

    2004-01-01

    Zorg op afstand. Onderzoek onder patiënten met de ziekte van Crohn/ colitis ulcerosa naar de tevredenheid met een nieuwe manier van zorgverlening vanuit de Maag- Darm- en Leverafdeling van het Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen. Sinds oktober 2002 is er op de Maag-, Darm- en Leverafdeling

  8. Surrealism Meets OP

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    Bowden, Jennifer

    2006-01-01

    Kids always seem to like Surrealism and Op Art. This is a fun project that is popular with students. With Op Art patience and attention to details are required while Surrealistic collage needs strong composition skills for the image placement. Often, many images must be left out to create a clean design. Artistic decisions must be based on the art…

  9. Watersporen op Mars

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    Seijmonsbergen, A.C.; Cammeraat, L.H.; Jansen, B.

    2005-01-01

    SAMENVATTING De discussie over het voorkomen van water op Mars, in vaste of vloeibare vorm, nu en in het verleden, is nog steeds in volle gang. Dat geldt ook voor het effect van mogelijk aanwezig water op de landschapsontwikkeling van de Rode Planeet. Met het vrijkomen van steeds meer nieuwe

  10. Historiese perspektief op kerkwees

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    verstaan van kerkwees nie enkelvoudig nie. Bydraes op die terrein van ekklesiologie is skaars. Daarom is die werk van Miroslav Volf (1998),. 'n wêreldbekende en besonder invloedryke pentekostalistiese teoloog, van groot belang. Volf is in 1956 in Kroasië gebore. Op die ouderdom van vyf verhuis die gesin na Novi Sad in ...

  11. Reducing energy use via behavioural change. The effect of information, feedback and commitment on energy use, psychological backgrounds and quality of life; Energiebesparing door gedragsverandering. De invloed van informatie, feedback en commitment op energiegebruik, psychologische achtergronden en kwaliteit van leven

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    Steg, L.; Abrahamse, W.; Vlek, C [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands); Wiersma, G.; Noorman, K.J. [KNN Milieu, Groningen (Netherlands); Oostra, M.; Van Kampen, P. [ProGAMMA, Groningen (Netherlands); Smeets, P.; Graas, S. [Smeets en Graas Internetproducties, Groningen (Netherlands); Grimberg, H.; Roos, J. [Essent, Arnhem (Netherlands)

    2002-11-01

    The aim of the title project is to realize 5% saving of direct energy consumption in households by behavioral change. A computer-supported system for tailor-made information has been developed and tested to stimulate households to save energy. The system comprises environmental and psychological and information and communication technological starting points, components and variables. [Dutch] Doel van het project was 5% energiebesparing te realiseren bij huishoudens door het verminderen van het directe energiegebruik door gedragsaanpassingen. Daartoe is een computerondersteund systeem voor 'Energieadvies op Maat' opgezet, ontwikkeld en getest dat huishoudens moet aanzetten tot gedragsveranderingen die leiden tot structurele energiebesparingen. Het systeem omvat milieukundige, psychologische en informatietechnologische uitgangspunten, componenten en variabelen. Verder biedt het mogelijkheden om informatie te geven: (1) over het huidig energiegebruik van huishoudens; (2) over besparingsmogelijkheden van huishoudens: welke maatregelen kan men zelf treffen om energie te besparen door gedragsaanpassingen; (3) over specifiek energiegebruik en resultaten van gedragsverandering; (4) over motieven voor energiebesparing: oorzaken, gevolgen en aanpak broeikaseffect, noodzaak gedragsverandering, en financiele opbrengsten van mogelijke besparingen.

  12. Bias induced modulation of electrical and thermal conductivity and heat capacity of BN and BN/graphene bilayers

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    Chegel, Raad

    2017-04-01

    By using the tight binding approximation and Green function method, the electronic structure, density of state, electrical conductivity, heat capacity of BN and BN/graphene bilayers are investigated. The AA-, AB1- and AB2- BN/graphene bilayers have small gap unlike to BN bilayers which are wide band gap semiconductors. Unlike to BN bilayer, the energy gap of graphene/BN bilayers increases with external field. The magnitude of the change in the band gap of BN bilayers is much higher than the graphene/BN bilayers. Near absolute zero, the σ(T) is zero for BN bilayers and it increases with temperature until reaches maximum value then decreases. The BN/graphene bilayers have larger electrical conductivity larger than BN bilayers. For both bilayers, the specific heat capacity has a Schottky anomaly.

  13. Bias induced modulation of electrical and thermal conductivity and heat capacity of BN and BN/graphene bilayers

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    Chegel, Raad, E-mail: Raad.chegel@gmail.com

    2017-04-15

    By using the tight binding approximation and Green function method, the electronic structure, density of state, electrical conductivity, heat capacity of BN and BN/graphene bilayers are investigated. The AA-, AB{sub 1}- and AB{sub 2}- BN/graphene bilayers have small gap unlike to BN bilayers which are wide band gap semiconductors. Unlike to BN bilayer, the energy gap of graphene/BN bilayers increases with external field. The magnitude of the change in the band gap of BN bilayers is much higher than the graphene/BN bilayers. Near absolute zero, the σ(T) is zero for BN bilayers and it increases with temperature until reaches maximum value then decreases. The BN/graphene bilayers have larger electrical conductivity larger than BN bilayers. For both bilayers, the specific heat capacity has a Schottky anomaly.

  14. Effects of BN content on the structural and mechanical properties of a-SiBN ceramics

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    Liao, Ningbo; Xue, Wei; Zhou, Hongming; Zhang, Miao [Wenzhou Univ. (China). College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

    2013-02-15

    SiBN has the advantages of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} at high temperature and also presents good mechanical properties. Understanding the structural and mechanical properties of SiBN is essential in order to control the properties under fabrication. In this paper, the effects of BN content on structural and mechanical properties of SiBN ceramics were investigated using atomistic simulation. Phase separation of the SiN-rich region and the BN-rich region was observed for all the three compositions. With BN content increases, the BN-rich regions tend to be larger and the SiN-rich regions become smaller. Interestingly, Si{sub 3}B{sub 3}N{sub 7} shows different structural and mechanical properties compared with Si{sub 3}BN{sub 5} and Si{sub 3}B{sub 5}N{sub 9}: (1) sharper and narrower peaks for pair distribution functions and angular distribution. (2) larger values but less stability for Young's moduli at high temperatures. The larger Young's modulus of Si{sub 3}B{sub 3}N{sub 7} is attributed to the network structure of BN and SiN phase. (orig.)

  15. Vulkanisme en water op Mars?

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    Van Loef, J.; Schmets, A.J.M.

    2005-01-01

    In januari 2004 werd Mars bezocht door de tweeling robotverkenners Spirit en Opportunity. Zij werden erop uitgestuurd om eindelijk het definitieve antwoord te geven op de vraag of er leven op Mars is geweest. Alles wijst er inmiddels op dat er op Mars ooit vloeibaar water stroomde. Of daarmee een

  16. Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) filled boron nitride (BN) nanocomposites

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    Sulaiman, Hanisah Syed; Hua, Chia Chin; Zakaria, Sarani [School of Applied Physic, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

    2015-09-25

    In this study, nanocomposite using cellulose nanofibrils filled with different percentage of boron nitride (CNF-BN) were prepared. The objective of this research is to study the effect of different percentage of BN to the thermal conductivity of the nanocomposite produced. The CNF-BN nanocomposite were characterization by FT-IR, SEM and thermal conductivity. The FT-IR analysis of the CNF-BN nanocomposite shows all the characteristic peaks of cellulose and BN present in all samples. The dispersion of BN in CNF were seen through SEM analysis. The effect of different loading percentage of BN to the thermal conductivity of the nanocomposite were also investigated.

  17. Spin transport in two-layer-CVD-hBN/graphene/hBN heterostructures

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    Gurram, M.; Omar, S.; Zihlmann, S.; Makk, P.; Li, Q. C.; Zhang, Y. F.; Schönenberger, C.; van Wees, B. J.

    2018-01-01

    We study room-temperature spin transport in graphene devices encapsulated between a layer-by-layer-stacked two-layer-thick chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) tunnel barrier, and a few-layer-thick exfoliated-hBN substrate. We find mobilities and spin-relaxation times comparable to that of SiO2 substrate-based graphene devices, and we obtain a similar order of magnitude of spin relaxation rates for both the Elliott-Yafet and D'Yakonov-Perel' mechanisms. The behavior of ferromagnet/two-layer-CVD-hBN/graphene/hBN contacts ranges from transparent to tunneling due to inhomogeneities in the CVD-hBN barriers. Surprisingly, we find both positive and negative spin polarizations for high-resistance two-layer-CVD-hBN barrier contacts with respect to the low-resistance contacts. Furthermore, we find that the differential spin-injection polarization of the high-resistance contacts can be modulated by dc bias from -0.3 to +0.3 V with no change in its sign, while its magnitude increases at higher negative bias. These features point to the distinctive spin-injection nature of the two-layer-CVD-hBN compared to the bilayer-exfoliated-hBN tunnel barriers.

  18. perspektiewe op performatiewe prediking

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    op 'n transendente wyse “van buite af” (extra nos) benader en aanspreek nie. Hierdie wantroue in die transendente, wat eintlik al aangevoor is deur die Ver ligting en in besonder Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), het meegewerk tot die sterk antroposentriese wending wat sedert die Tweede Wêreldoorlog in die teologie ...

  19. Hogeschooldocenten op social media

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    Marjorie Louwsma; Ingeborg van Dorth; Erwin Kuipers; Klaas Jan Huizing

    2013-01-01

    Dat studenten grootgebruikers zijn van social media wisten we al na ons onderzoek Wat studenten doen op social media. Maar hoe staat dat met docenten aan de hogeschool? Liggen er kansen voor educatieve instellingen om social media grootschalig(er) in het onderwijs in te zetten?

  20. Vergaderen op afstand

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    Pierre Gorissen

    2012-01-01

    Beschrijving van een aantal mogelijkheden die beschikbaar zijn als je op afstand wilt vergaderen. Er wordt daarbij gebruik gemaakt van de middelen die voor elke medewerker van de dienst Onderwijs en Onderzoek ter beschikking staan: * Een Windows 7 laptop/werkplek * Een iPad 2 Heb jij dezelfde

  1. Op og ned

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    2015-01-01

    Prolog Her i 2014 færdiggøres to udsmykninger af Michael Mørk. Det ene er integreret i ny bygning til Københavns Universitet, og den anden er transformationen af den eksisterende udsmykning på Regionshospital Randers. Holdes de to projekter op mod hinanden, viser der sig tre problemstillinger, der...

  2. Strategiese perspektief op kerkwees

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    Daarom is die begeleiding van lidmate en predikante uiters belangrik. Deur inligting, toerusting, voortgesette opleiding en gespreksgeleenthede kan hulle in die proses van kerkhervorming begelei word tot 'n verdiepte verstaan van kerkwees. Gesprek moet op agt vlakke gevoer word (Seed Educational Trust. 2008:36):.

  3. Populatieschatting geiten op Bonaire

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    Lagerveld, S; Debrot, A.O.; Bertuol, P.; Davaasuren, N.; Neijenhuis, F.

    2015-01-01

    Op basis van 75 lijntransecten van 500 m worden in dit verslag de eerste kwantitatieve schattingen gedaan van het geitenbestand van Bonaire. Deze transecten werden met behulp van het programma Distance 6.2 via een ‘random systematic design’ over het eiland verdeeld. Het veldonderzoek heeft plaatsgevonden in de periode 6 - 13 december 2014.

  4. Therapie op afstand, werkt dat?

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    Fledderus, M.; Pots, Wendy Theresia Maria

    2013-01-01

    In Nederland krijgt één op de vijf mensen ooit te maken met een depressie. Jaarlijks gaat het om ongeveer 365 duizend mensen. Zo vroeg mogelijk ingrijpen op het bestaan van depressieklachten kan een depressie helpen voorkomen. Met therapie op afstand kunnen mensen snel en effectief aan hun

  5. Complete Genome Sequences of Bovine Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 Strain BN-1 and Vaccine Strain BN-CE.

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    Ohkura, Takashi; Kokuho, Takehiro; Konishi, Misako; Kameyama, Ken-Ichiro; Takeuchi, Kaoru

    2013-01-01

    Bovine parainfluenza virus type 3 (BPIV3) is associated with upper respiratory disease in cattle in many countries. Here, we report the complete genome sequences of the BPIV3 BN-1 strain, isolated from cattle in Japan, and the BN-CE vaccine strain, derived from the BN-1 strain by passages in chicken embryo fibroblasts.

  6. Overcoming barriers to role transition during an online post LPN to BN program.

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    Melrose, Sherri; Gordon, Kathryn

    2011-01-01

    Canadian Licensed Practical Nurses continuing their education in an online Bachelor of Nursing program face unique barriers as they transition towards a new and more complex nursing role. This qualitative descriptive study explored Post Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Nursing (Post LPN to BN) students' perceptions of their experiences during their education. George Kelly's (1955/1991) psychology of personal constructs, which seeks to understand how individuals perceive the world around them, was the theoretical framework for this three year longitudinal project in which 10 Post LPN to BN students were interviewed at the beginning, middle and end of their program. Transcripts from the interviews were analyzed and three key themes are presented to illustrate barriers that Post LPN to BN students faced and the strategies they implemented to overcame them. First, workplace mentors helped Post LPN to BN students apply their learning. Second, personal learning goals sustained their motivation. Third, time management strategies included terminating full time employment. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Linear Assembles of BN Nanosheets, Fabricated in Polymer/BN Nanosheet Composite Film

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    Hong-Baek Cho

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Linear assembles of BN nanosheets (LABNs were fabricated in polysiloxane/BN nanosheet composite film under a high DC electric field. The hexagonal BN nanosheets were dispersed by sonication in a prepolymer mixture of polysiloxane followed by a high-speed mixing. The homogeneous suspension was cast on a spacer of microscale thickness and applied to a high DC electric field before it became cross-linked. X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and digital microscopy revealed that LABNs formed in the polysiloxane matrix and that the BN nanosheets in the LABNs were aligned perpendicular to the film plane with high anisotropy. This is the first time that linear assemblies of nanosheets have been fabricated in an organic-inorganic hybrid film by applying a DC electric field. The enhanced thermal conductivity of the composite film is attributed to the LABNs. The LABN formation and heat conduction mechanisms are discussed. The polysiloxane/BN nanosheet composite film has the potential to be used semiconductor applications that require both a high thermal conductivity and a high electric insulation.

  8. Progress on BN and Doped-BN Coatings on Woven Fabrics

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    Hurwitz, Frances I.; Scott, John M.; Chayka, Paul V.

    2001-01-01

    A novel, multistep process for applying interface coatings to woven structures using a pulsed CVD process is being evaluated. Borazine (B3N3H6), a neat liquid, and several Si precursors are used in the process to produce BN and SiBN coatings on Hi- Nicalon fabrics and preforms. A three variable, two level, full factorial matrix is proposed to define the influence of processing parameters. Coating morphology, uniformity and chemistry are characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive (EDS) and Auger spectroscopies.

  9. Sibelius. Karelia Suite, Op. 11 / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1996-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Sibelius. Karelia Suite, Op. 11. Luonnotar, Op. 70 a. Andante festivo. The Oceanides, Op. 73. King Christian II, Op. 27-Suite. Finlandia, Op. 26a. Gothenburg Symphony Orchester, Neeme Järvi" DG 447 760-2GH (72 minutes: DDD)

  10. Shostakovich: Two Fables, Op. 4. Four Songs, Op. 46 / David Nice

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    Nice, David

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Shostakovich: Two Fables, Op. 4. Four Songs, Op. 46. Songs on Verses by British Poets, Op. 140. From Jewish folk poetry, Op. 79. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / Neeme Järvi" DG CD 439860-2GH

  11. Bibliotheken gaan over op databeheer

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    Koster, L.

    2012-01-01

    Het congres van de European Library Automation Group (ELAG) had dit jaar als thema ‘Libraries everywhere’. Op Mallorca bezonnen 130 deelnemers uit 25 landen zich van 16-18 mei op een drastisch verschuivende rol van bibliotheken in de richting van databeheer en contentcuratie.

  12. Factoren van invloed op voedselveiligheid

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    Deneux, S.D.C.; Fels-Klerx, van der H.J.; Tromp, S.O.; Vlieger, de J.J.

    2005-01-01

    In dit rapport van Agrotechnology & Food Innovations, Rikilt en het LEI wordt ingegaan op de factoren die van invloed zijn op de veiligheid van voedingsmiddelen. Deze factoren zijn onderverdeeld in twee hoofdgroepen, namelijk productaspecten en bedrijfsaspecten. Bij deze laatste zijn ook

  13. Varroa bestrijden (Correcties op brochure)

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    Elshout, P.; Cornelissen, B.; Blacquière, T.

    2004-01-01

    Opmerkingen en aanvullingen op de folder: 'Varroa bestrijden', uitgegeven door PPO-Bijen. De folder was bijgevoegd in het juninummer 2003 van BIJEN Peter Elshout 'Varroa-bestrijden: alle bestrijdingsmethoden en -middelen op een rij' is een brochure waarin zowel de beginnend als de gevorderde imker

  14. Conflicten op fietspaden - fase 1

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    Hair-Buijssen, S.H.H.M. de; Horst, A.R.A. van der

    2012-01-01

    Het wordt steeds drukker op fietspaden. Ruim driekwart van de ziekenhuisopnamen betreft fietsers die niet direct gerelateerd kunnen worden aan een botsing met gemotoriseerd verkeer. Enkelvoudige fietsongevallen, fiets-fiets en fiets-snorfiets ongevallen op fietspaden vormen een aanzienlijk deel van

  15. BN-600 full MOX core benchmark analysis.

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    Kim, Y. I.; Hill, R. N.; Grimm, K.; Rimpault, G.; Newton, T.; Li, Z. H.; Rineiski, A.; Mohanakrishan, P.; Ishikawa, M.; Lee, K. B.; Danilytchev, A.; Stogov, V.; Nuclear Engineering Division; International Atomic Energy Agency; CEA/Cadarache; SERCO Assurance; China Inst. of Atomic Energy; Forschnungszentrum Karlsruhe; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research; Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Inst.; Korea Atomic Energy Research Inst.; Inst. of Physics and Power Engineering

    2004-01-01

    As a follow-up of the BN-600 hybrid core benchmark, a full MOX core benchmark was performed within the framework of the IAEA co-ordinated research project. Discrepancies between the values of main reactivity coefficients obtained by the participants for the BN-600 full MOX core benchmark appear to be larger than those in the previous hybrid core benchmarks on traditional core configurations. This arises due to uncertainties in the proper modelling of the axial sodium plenum above the core. It was recognized that the sodium density coefficient strongly depends on the core model configuration of interest (hybrid core vs. fully MOX fuelled core with sodium plenum above the core) in conjunction with the calculation method (diffusion vs. transport theory). The effects of the discrepancies revealed between the participants results on the ULOF and UTOP transient behaviours of the BN-600 full MOX core were investigated in simplified transient analyses. Generally the diffusion approximation predicts more benign consequences for the ULOF accident but more hazardous ones for the UTOP accident when compared with the transport theory results. The heterogeneity effect does not have any significant effect on the simulation of the transient. The comparison of the transient analyses results concluded that the fuel Doppler coefficient and the sodium density coefficient are the two most important coefficients in understanding the ULOF transient behaviour. In particular, the uncertainty in evaluating the sodium density coefficient distribution has the largest impact on the description of reactor dynamics. This is because the maximum sodium temperature rise takes place at the top of the core and in the sodium plenum.

  16. Thick c-BN coatings - Preparation, properties and application tests

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    Keunecke, M. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST), Braunschweig (Germany)]. E-mail: martin.keunecke@ist.fraunhofer.de; Wiemann, E. [Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management (IWF), Berlin University of Technology (Germany); Weigel, K. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST), Braunschweig (Germany); Park, S.T. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST), Braunschweig (Germany); Bewilogua, K. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films (IST), Braunschweig (Germany)

    2006-11-23

    Due to the outstanding properties of cubic boron nitride (c-BN) - c-BN is the second hardest of all known materials, has a high wear resistance and a high thermal stability - this material is very promising for a broad range of applications, especially for cutting tools, both as bulk and as a coating material. The state-of-the-art is the use of sintered cutting inserts with c-BN grains. Such c-BN grains are synthesized in an expensive high-pressure-high-temperature process. The requirements for cutting tools continuously increase in production engineering and this leads to a strong demand for new super hard tool coatings. Cubic boron nitride coatings could be an attractive solution. Unfortunately, the preparation of thick c-BN coatings, on the {mu}m scale, is difficult, due to some serious drawbacks and has been successful only in the last years for a few research groups worldwide. PVD processes allow the preparation of c-BN films thicker than 2 {mu}m on silicon and 1 {mu}m c-BN top layers on pre-coated cemented carbide cutting inserts. Measurements of mechanical properties like hardness and Young's modulus reveal that the properties of the c-BN coatings, with hardness of about 60 GPa, are nearly identical to those of c-BN bulk material. Results of systematic turning and milling tests of different coatings in combination with a c-BN top-layer on cemented carbide cutting inserts will be presented in detail. The new results confirm the high potential of c-BN coatings on cutting tools.

  17. ICT op school: de randvoorwaarden

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    dr. Guus Wijngaards

    2008-01-01

    Op steeds meer scholen worden computers, mulitmedia en het internet ingezet om de kwaliteit van het leven te verbeteren. Veelbelovende ontwikkelingen die de gebruikers echter vaak voor allerlei problemen plaatsen: technische en organisatorische, maar ook sociale en didactische moeilijkheden. Wat

  18. Learning AWS OpsWorks

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    Rosner, Todd

    2013-01-01

    A fast-paced, example-based guide to mastering AWS OpsWorks.This book is geared towards application developers, system administrators, DevOps, and anyone else interested in delivering applications while managing highly-scalable and automated infrastructures using push-button procedures. Some knowledge of what cloud computing is as well as some familiarity with Amazon Web Services is all you need as a precursor to reading this book.

  19. Chemically stabilized epitaxial wurtzite-BN thin film

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    Vishal, Badri; Singh, Rajendra; Chaturvedi, Abhishek; Sharma, Ankit; Sreedhara, M. B.; Sahu, Rajib; Bhat, Usha; Ramamurty, Upadrasta; Datta, Ranjan

    2018-03-01

    We report on the chemically stabilized epitaxial w-BN thin film grown on c-plane sapphire by pulsed laser deposition under slow kinetic condition. Traces of no other allotropes such as cubic (c) or hexagonal (h) BN phases are present. Sapphire substrate plays a significant role in stabilizing the metastable w-BN from h-BN target under unusual PLD growth condition involving low temperature and pressure and is explained based on density functional theory calculation. The hardness and the elastic modulus of the w-BN film are 37 & 339 GPa, respectively measured by indentation along direction. The results are extremely promising in advancing the microelectronic and mechanical tooling industry.

  20. Determination of micro structural corrosion by BN

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    Zergoug, M.; Kamel, G.; Benchaala, A. [Laboratoire d' Electronique et d' Electrotechnique, Centre de soudage et de controle, Route de Dely Ibrahim, B.P:64, Cheraga (Algeria)

    2004-07-01

    The quality control of industrial components requires adaptation and the development of new material characterization and particular non destructive testing techniques. To characterize steel, it would be useful to know its chemical composition, physic-chemical constitution, metallurgical state (annealed, hammered) and other parameters (superficial and chemical processing, etc.). The testing method using Barkhausen noise (B.N.) is a particular method, which can be applied on ferromagnetic materials. It is a magnetic non destructive evaluation (NDE) method and can provide very important information about the material microstructure. The work here presented documents the ability to determine the metallurgical state of steel submitted to the corrosive attack by electrochemical process. The samples are characterized by Barkhausen noise as non destructive methods and are compared with methods as metallography, micro hardness measurement, and toughness determination. (authors)

  1. Calculated carrier mobility of h-BN/γ-InSe/h-BN van der Waals heterostructures

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    Kang, P.; Michaud-Rioux, V.; Kong, X.-H.; Yu, G.-H.; Guo, H.

    2017-12-01

    Recent experiments reported excellent transport properties of two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures made of atomically thin InSe layers encapsulated by two hBN capping layers (ISBN). The carrier mobility of the ISBN films exceeded μ ∼ 1.2× {{10}4} \\text{c}{{\\text{m}}2} {{\\text{V}}-1} {{\\text{s}}-1} at low temperature, much higher than that of pristine InSe films. It has been puzzling why the relatively inert hBN capping layer could so drastically enhance mobility of the ISBN composite. Using a state-of-the-art first principles method, we have calculated phonon limited carrier mobility of 18 different ISBN films and 6 pristine InSe films with different thicknesses, the largest system containing 2212 atoms. The hBN capping layer significantly alters the elastic stiffness coefficient as compared with pure InSe—thus the acoustic phonons in the ISBN composite—giving rise to the observed large mobility of ISBN films. Of the 18 calculated ISBN films, the ones with no strain at the hBN/InSe interface possess the highest electron mobility, reaching 4340~\\text{c}{{\\text{m}}2}~{{\\text{V}}-1}~{{\\text{s}}-1} at room temperature, which could easily go over {{10}4}~\\text{c}{{\\text{m}}2}~{{\\text{V}}-1}~{{\\text{s}}-1} at low temperatures. We conclude that the mechanical properties of the composite 2D vdW ISBN material play the crucial role for inducing the large carrier mobility, a principle that could be applied to many other 2D vdW heterostructures.

  2. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11. Luonnotar, Op. 70 a. Andante festivo. The Oceanides, Op. 73. King Christian II, Op. 27-Suite. Finlandia, Op. 26a. Gothenburg Symphony Orchester, Neeme Järvi / Michael Scott Rohan

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    Rohan, Michael Scott

    1996-01-01

    Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op. 11. Luonnotar, Op. 70 a. Andante festivo. The Oceanides, Op. 73. King Christian II, Op. 27-Suite. Finlandia, Op. 26a. Gothenburg Symphony Orchester, Neeme Järvi. 1 CD Deutsche Grammophon 447 760-2GH (72 minutes: DDD)

  3. Tribological properties of epoxy composite coatings reinforced with functionalized C-BN and H-BN nanofillers

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    Yu, Jingjing; Zhao, Wenjie; Wu, Yinghao; Wang, Deliang; Feng, Ruotao

    2018-03-01

    A series of epoxy resin (EP) composite coatings reinforced with functionalized cubic boron nitride (FC-BN) and functionalized hexagonal boron nitride (FH-BN) were fabricated successfully on 316L stainless steel by hand lay-up technique. The structure properties were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphologies were characterized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Moreover, UMT-3 tribometer and surface profiler were used to investigate tribological behaviors of as-prepared composite coatings under dry friction and seawater conditions respectively. The results demonstrated that the presence of FC-BN or FH-BN fillers could greatly decrease the friction coefficient (COF) and wear rate of epoxy, in addition, composite coatings possess better tribological properties under seawater condition which was attributed to the lubricating effect of seawater. Moreover, FC-BN endows the composite coatings the highest wear resistance, and FH-BN /EP composite coatings exhibited the best friction reduction performance which is attributed to the self-lubricating performance of lamella structure for FH-BN sheet.

  4. A theoretical study on monoatomic BN nanochains and nanorings.

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    Rizi, Rouhollah Namazi; Noei, Maziar

    2016-09-01

    Boron nitride (BN) nanochains were successfully synthesized recently. In this work, we investigate the electronic, energetic, and structural properties of BN nanochains and nanorings by means of density functional theory calculations. Our calculations support the experimental findings and offer additional physical insights into these new nanostructured materials. We show that BN nanochains are biracial compounds that tend to be closed and form a ring. They have single and double bonds alternately throughout the chain. The boron atoms are not saturated and are strong Lewis acids. Increase in the length of the chain tends to result in the conversion from a semiconductor to a semimetal material. The ring structures are stabler than the corresponding chains, and unlike the chains these structures are predicted to be insulators. The binding energy of the chains and rings increases with an increase in their size. Rings with odd or even numbers of BN units show different electronic properties.

  5. Introducing lattice strain to graphene encapsulated in hBN

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    Tomori, Hikari; Hiraide, Rineka; Ootuka, Youiti; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Kanda, Akinobu

    Due to the characteristic lattice structure, lattice strain in graphene produces an effective gauge field. Theories tell that by controlling spatial variation of lattice strain, one can tailor the electronic state and transport properties of graphene. For example, under uniaxial local strain, graphene exhibits a transport gap at low energies, which is attractive for a graphene application to field effect devices. Here, we develop a method for encapsulating a strained graphene film in hexagonal boron-nitride (hBN). It is known that the graphene carrier mobility is significantly improved by the encapsulation of graphene in hBN, which has never been applied to strained graphene. We encapsulate graphene in hBN using the van der Waals assembly method. Strain is induced by sandwiching a graphene film between patterned hBN sheets. Spatial variation of strain is confirmed with micro Raman spectroscopy. Transport measurement of encapsulated strained graphene is in progress.

  6. A comparative computational study on the BN ring doped nanographenes

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    Vessally, E. [Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Soleimani-Amiri, S. [Department of Chemistry, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hosseinian, A. [Department of Engineering Science, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11365-4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Edjlali, L., E-mail: l_edjlali@iaut.ac.ir [Department of Chemistry, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Bekhradnia, A. [Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2017-02-28

    Highlights: • Clar’s sextet rule determine the relative stability of HBC nanographenes. • Coronene-like doping increases the electrical conductivity of the HBC. • Frenkel type exciton binding energy is predicted for HBC nanographenes. - Abstract: The electronic, optical, energetic, and structural properties of a HBC (hexa-peri-hexabenzocoronene) nanographene and its central benzene- and coronene-like BN substituted forms, and also full BN analogue were investigated using density functional theory. It was found that a larger number of carbon atoms cause a more negative cohesive energy and, thereby a greater structural stability. Our nucleus independent chemical shift analysis indicates that the aromaticity and Clar’s sextet rule determine the relative stability of these structures. The benzene-like or coronene-like doping makes the HBC more insulator or semiconductor. Electron-hole Frenkel type exciton binding energy was predicted and calculated to be nearly identical for all nanographenes in the range of 0.61–0.69 eV. The coronene-like BN-doped HBC (BN2-HBN) shows higher conductivity due to very narrow optical and HOMO-LUMO energy gap. Partial density of states analysis indicates that the BN2-HBC electronically can be assumed a full BN whose peripheral atoms are replaced by carbon atoms. These carbon atoms are responsible for new states which are appeared within the gap.

  7. h-BN-TiO2 Nanocomposite for Photocatalytic Applications

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    Václav Štengl

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available h-BN-TiO2 nanocomposites were synthesized by the thermal hydrolysis of titanium peroxo-complexes in the presence of exfoliated h-BN. The bulk h-BN was prepared by annealing mixture of boric acid and urea, and high intensity ultrasound was used for its exfoliation. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, electron spin resonance (ESR, high resolution electron microscopy, BET surface area, and BJH porosity measurement. The UV-Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy was employed to estimate band-gap energies. The photoinduced charge on the surface of h-BN-TiO2 nanocomposites was visualized using electric force microscopy (EFM. The photocatalytic activity was determined by azo dyes Orange II and Reactive Black 5 photobleaching. The highest rate constant k = 0.0762 min−1 and 0.0164 min−1, under UV and visible light irradiation, respectively, showed sample denoted TiP050BN with moderate concentration of h-BN.

  8. De megaloblastaire voedingsanaemie op Curacao.

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    Vinke, Berend

    1954-01-01

    In de inleiding wordt een kort overzicht gegeven van de theorie van Castle in verband met het ontstaan van de megaloblastaire anaemieën en de plaats, die de meest belangrijke van deze anaemieën in dit schema innemen. De voedingsanaemieën blijken te berusten op een gebrek aan haemopoëtische stoffen

  9. Netflix straks mee op vakantie

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    Visser, D.J.G.

    2016-01-01

    Binnenkort kan een Nederlander met een Netflix abonnement ook op de camping in Frankrijk legaal naar zijn favoriete films en series kijken, met Nederlandse ondertiteling. Dat gebeurt wanneer de ‘Verordening betreffende de grensoverschrijdende portabiliteit van online-inhoudsdiensten in de interne

  10. Bodemverbeteraars met focus op biochar

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    Reuler, van H.; Baltissen, A.H.M.C.

    2016-01-01

    Biochar is een stabiele organische verbinding die hoofdzakelijk uit koolstof bestaat. Het ontstaat bij verhitting van biomassa onder zuurstofloze omstandigheden, z.g. pyrolyse. Biochar wordt geproduceerd als bodemverbeteraar. De discussie gaat om het effect van Biochar toediening op een aantal

  11. Bodemverbeteraars met focus op biochar

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    Reuler, van, H.; Baltissen, A.H.M.C.

    2016-01-01

    Biochar is een stabiele organische verbinding die hoofdzakelijk uit koolstof bestaat. Het ontstaat bij verhitting van biomassa onder zuurstofloze omstandigheden, z.g. pyrolyse. Biochar wordt geproduceerd als bodemverbeteraar. De discussie gaat om het effect van Biochar toediening op een aantal bodemfuncties, zoals b.v. het vermogen om vocht en voedingsstoffen vast te houden, biologische activiteit.

  12. Enige hydrobiologische waarnemingen op Vlieland

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    Vos, de A.P.C.

    1949-01-01

    In Juni 1947 werden door mij in enige plasjes in de bosaanplant aan de Z.O.-kant van het eiland, in slootjes tussen de diverse bospercelen en in enige watertjes aan de Westkant (geen eendenkooien!) monsters genomen en wel op de volgende plaatsen: i. Ijsbaan achter het dorp Oostvlieland, 10 VI 2.

  13. Adverteren op Instagram, wat werkt?

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    Heijting, D.; Ketelaar, P.E.

    2017-01-01

    Welke vorm van adverteren werkt op Instagram? In het afstudeeronderzoek van Dionne Heijting, uitgevoerd aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, staan twee soorten advertenties centraal. Hoe onderscheiden ze zich van elkaar? En leiden ze tot posititeve gevolgen voor het aangeprezen merk of product?

  14. Besparen op verwarmingsenergie in kraamafdelingen

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    Geurts, P.; Binnendijk, G.; Huijben, J.; Swinkels, H.

    1998-01-01

    Op een zeugenbedrijf vormen de verwarmingskosten in kraamafdelingen een belangrijk deel van de totale energiekosten. Van half november 1996 tot mei 1997 werd f 3,00 per zeug per jaar aan verwarmingskosten bespaard door een verlaging van 1,1 graad Celsius in ruimtetemperatuur.

  15. Positie melkveehouderij op Kampereiland : pachtafhankelijkheid in perspectief

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    Methorst, R.

    2017-01-01

    Verslag van een onderzoek naar de positie van de melkveehouderij op het Kampereiland. Dit rapport heeft als doel om bij te dragen aan het voortgaande gesprek tussen verpachter en pachters over de visie op de ontwikkeling van het gebied.

  16. Houtwallen van invloed op aangrenzende percelen

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    Zwart-Roodzant, M.H.

    1999-01-01

    De overheid stimuleert de aanleg van natuur op het platteland en houtwallen staan hierbij in de belangstelling. Houtwallen beinvloeden echter de gewasopbrengsten en het microclimaat op de aangrenzende percelen

  17. Enhancement of surface mechanical properties by using TiN[BCN/BN]{sub n}/c-BN multilayer system

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    Moreno, H. [Laboratorio de Recubrimientos Duros, CDT-ASTIN SENA, Cali (Colombia); Caicedo, J.C., E-mail: Jcesarca@calima.univalle.edu.co [Grupo de Peliculas Delgadas, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia); Amaya, C. [Grupo de Peliculas Delgadas, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia); Munoz-Saldana, J. [Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Queretaro, Mexico (Mexico); Yate, L.; Esteve, J. [Department de Fisica Aplicada i Optica, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalunya (Spain); Prieto, P. [Grupo de Peliculas Delgadas, Universidad del Valle, Cali (Colombia); Centro de Excelencia en Nuevos Materiales, CENM, Cali (Colombia)

    2010-11-15

    The aim of this work is to improve the mechanical properties of AISI 4140 steel substrates by using a TiN[BCN/BN]{sub n}/c-BN multilayer system as a protective coating. TiN[BCN/BN]{sub n}/c-BN multilayered coatings via reactive r.f. magnetron sputtering technique were grown, systematically varying the length period ({Lambda}) and the number of bilayers (n) because one bilayer (n = 1) represents two different layers (t{sub BCN} + t{sub BN}), thus the total thickness of the coating and all other growth parameters were maintained constant. The coatings were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showing bands associated with h-BN bonds and c-BN stretching vibrations centered at 1400 cm{sup -1} and 1100 cm{sup -1}, respectively. Coating composition and multilayer modulation were studied via secondary ion mass spectroscopy. Atomic force microscopy analysis revealed a reduction in grain size and roughness when the bilayer number (n) increased and the bilayer period decreased. Finally, enhancement of mechanical properties was determined via nanoindentation measurements. The best behavior was obtained when the bilayer period ({Lambda}) was 80 nm (n = 25), yielding the relative highest hardness ({approx}30 GPa) and elastic modulus (230 GPa). The values for the hardness and elastic modulus are 1.5 and 1.7 times greater than the coating with n = 1, respectively. The enhancement effects in multilayered coatings could be attributed to different mechanisms for layer formation with nanometric thickness due to the Hall-Petch effect; because this effect, originally used to explain increased hardness with decreasing grain size in bulk polycrystalline metals, has also been used to explain hardness enhancements in multilayered coatings taking into account the thickness reduction at individual single layers that make up the multilayered system. The Hall-Petch model based on dislocation motion within layered and across layer interfaces has been successfully applied to

  18. Enhancement of surface mechanical properties by using TiN[BCN/BN] n/c-BN multilayer system

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    Moreno, H.; Caicedo, J. C.; Amaya, C.; Muñoz-Saldaña, J.; Yate, L.; Esteve, J.; Prieto, P.

    2010-11-01

    The aim of this work is to improve the mechanical properties of AISI 4140 steel substrates by using a TiN[BCN/BN] n/c-BN multilayer system as a protective coating. TiN[BCN/BN] n/c-BN multilayered coatings via reactive r.f. magnetron sputtering technique were grown, systematically varying the length period ( Λ) and the number of bilayers ( n) because one bilayer ( n = 1) represents two different layers ( tBCN + tBN), thus the total thickness of the coating and all other growth parameters were maintained constant. The coatings were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy showing bands associated with h-BN bonds and c-BN stretching vibrations centered at 1400 cm -1 and 1100 cm -1, respectively. Coating composition and multilayer modulation were studied via secondary ion mass spectroscopy. Atomic force microscopy analysis revealed a reduction in grain size and roughness when the bilayer number ( n) increased and the bilayer period decreased. Finally, enhancement of mechanical properties was determined via nanoindentation measurements. The best behavior was obtained when the bilayer period ( Λ) was 80 nm ( n = 25), yielding the relative highest hardness (˜30 GPa) and elastic modulus (230 GPa). The values for the hardness and elastic modulus are 1.5 and 1.7 times greater than the coating with n = 1, respectively. The enhancement effects in multilayered coatings could be attributed to different mechanisms for layer formation with nanometric thickness due to the Hall-Petch effect; because this effect, originally used to explain increased hardness with decreasing grain size in bulk polycrystalline metals, has also been used to explain hardness enhancements in multilayered coatings taking into account the thickness reduction at individual single layers that make up the multilayered system. The Hall-Petch model based on dislocation motion within layered and across layer interfaces has been successfully applied to multilayered coatings to explain this

  19. Investigation on two abnormal phenomena about thermal conductivity enhancement of BN/EG nanofluids

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    Wu Jiangtao

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The thermal conductivity of boron nitride/ethylene glycol (BN/EG nanofluids was investigated by transient hot-wire method and two abnormal phenomena was reported. One is the abnormal higher thermal conductivity enhancement for BN/EG nanofluids at very low-volume fraction of particles, and the other is the thermal conductivity enhancement of BN/EG nanofluids synthesized with large BN nanoparticles (140 nm which is higher than that synthesized with small BN nanoparticles (70 nm. The chain-like loose aggregation of nanoparticles is responsible for the abnormal increment of thermal conductivity enhancement for the BN/EG nanofluids at very low particles volume fraction. And the difference in specific surface area and aspect ratio of BN nanoparticles may be the main reasons for the abnormal difference between thermal conductivity enhancements for BN/EG nanofluids prepared with 140- and 70-nm BN nanoparticles, respectively.

  20. Monte Carlo Generation of the 2BN Bremsstrahlung Distribution

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    Peralta, L; Trindade, A

    2003-01-01

    The 2BN bremsstrahlung cross-section is a well-adapted distribution to describe the radiative processes at low electron kinetic energy (Ek<500 keV). In this work a method to implement this distribution in a Monte Carlo generator is developed.

  1. Larvicidal activity of Illicium difengpi BN Chang (Schisandraceae ...

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    /tjpr.v14i1.15. Original Research Article. Larvicidal activity of Illicium difengpi BN Chang. (Schisandraceae) Stem Bark and its Constituent. Compounds against Aedes aegypti L. Ying Liu1,2,3, Xin Chao Liu1, Qi Yong Liu2, Chang Niu3 and Zhi ...

  2. Larvicidal activity of Illicium difengpi BN Chang (Schisandraceae ...

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    Purpose: To determine the larvicidal activity of the essential oil derived from Illicium difengpi B.N. Chang stem bark (Schisandraceae) and its major constituents against the larvae of Aedes aegypti L. Methods: Essential oil of I. difengpi stem bark was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by gas chromatography (GC) ...

  3. Further delays hit troubled $2bn cosmic-ray detector

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    Cartlidge, Edwin

    2010-01-01

    "A $2bn mission to study cosmic rays will have to wait another few months before being sent to the International Space Station (ISS) after NASA announced last month that it was pushing back the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour until 26 February 2011" (0.5 page)

  4. The interaction of phosgene gas with different BN nanocones: DFT studies

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    Vessally, Esmail; Salary, Mina; Arshadi, Sattar; Hosseinian, Akram; Edjlali, Ladan

    2018-01-01

    We investigated the interaction of a phosgene molecule with four kinds of BN nanocones with 60°, 120°, 180° and 240° disclination angles using density functional theory calculations. Based on the results, the phosgene molecule tends to be adsorbed on the apex of all BN nanocones with adsorption energies of -11.1, -4.6, -16.6, and -14.8 kcal/mol, respectively. It was predicted that both of low coordination B atom, and Bsbnd B antiphase defects stabilize the LUMO level of the BN nanocones, and make them more reactive to phosgene gas. The electrical conductivity of the BN nanocone with 60° disclination angle will not change at the presence of the phosgene; and it cannot be used as a sensor. But the electrical conductivity of the BN nanocones with 120°, 180° and 240° disclination angles significantly increases. Therefore, these nanocones may be promising candidates for application in phosgene sensors. We found that the order of electronic sensitivity of the BN nanocones toward the phosgene gas is as follows: BN-240 > BN-120 > BN-180 » BN-60. The recovery time for the BN nanocones with 60°, 120°, 180° and 240° disclination angles is about 4.5 × 10-5, 7.8 × 10-10, 0.48, and 0.02 s at 298 K, respectively, indicating that the BN nanocones benefit from a short recovery time as chemical sensors.

  5. Electrophoretic Deposition of Chitosan/h-BN and Chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 Composite Coatings on Stainless Steel (316L) Substrates

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    Raddaha, Namir S.; Luis Cordero-Arias; Sandra Cabanas-Polo; Sannakaisa Virtanen; Roether, Judith A; Boccaccini, Aldo R.

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the results of an experimental investigation designed to deposit chitosan/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and chitosan/h-BN/titania (TiO2) composites on SS316L substrates using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) for potential antibacterial applications. The influence of EPD parameters (voltage and deposition time) and relative concentrations of chitosan, h-BN and TiO2 in suspension on deposition yield was studied. The composition and structure of deposited coatings were inv...

  6. Met uitloop meer kans op parasitaire infecties

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    Eijck, I.A.J.M.

    2003-01-01

    Parasitaire infecties vormen een belangrijk probleem in de biologische- en scharrelhouderij. In een veldinventarisatie van het Praktijkonderzoek van ASG werden meer Ascaris suum (spoelwormen), coccidiën en Toxoplasma gondii gevonden op bedrijven met uitloop dan op bedrijven zonder uitloop. Nader

  7. Sterke daling inkomens op land- en tuinbouwbedrijven

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    Everdingen, van W.H.

    2009-01-01

    Het inkomen op land- en tuinbouwbedrijven in 2008 komt volgens raming uit op gemiddeld 23.000 euro per onbetaalde arbeidsjaareenheid. Dat is maar liefst 17.000 euro minder dan het gemiddelde van 2007. De daling deed zich over vrijwel alle onderscheiden bedrijfstypen voor, met uitzondering van de

  8. Met het streepje op de e

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    Kallenberg, W.C.M.

    2004-01-01

    De Nationale Wetenschapsquiz van 2003 was de tiende editie. De televisieuitzending inclusief leuke proefjes en spetterende experimenten - was op kerstavond en trok ruim een miljoen kijkers. De quizvragen stonden in 25 deelnemende kranten en op de site van de Nederlandse Organisatie voor

  9. lammerooie op suur winterveld; (b) Naspeen

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    ter, Richardson, Rathmaeher & Kennedy, 1974; Pendulum,. Boling & Bradley, 1978). Die inname vanaf die veld is nie ondersoek nie maar Lemenager, Owens, Ferrel, Belcher, Lusby. & Totusek (1977) dui op 'n 15010korter weityd waar monen- sin gevoer is. Die seisoenale invloed was veral duidelik waarneembaar op.

  10. Toepassing ICP-AES op het RIKILT

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    Ruig, de W.G.

    1980-01-01

    Rapportage over de toepassing van ICP-AES op het RIKILT. Bij ICP-AES worden twee manieren van lichtemissie detectie toegepast nl. simultaan en sequentieel. De voor- en nadelen van ICP-AES t.o.v. AAS worden op een rij gezet.

  11. Open Access op de kaart gezet

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    den Hollander, Franciscus

    Open Access, de vrije toegang tot wetenschappelijke informatie, wint terrein: informatie is in toenemende mate openbaar toegankelijk. Het Open Accessjaar 2009 werd op 2 februari van dit jaar afgesloten met een drukbezocht symposium in de Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Dat Open Access nu echt op de

  12. Is Apartheid ook op ekonomiese grond geregverdig?

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    B. van Deventer

    1956-03-01

    Full Text Available Die mening word vandag dikwels uitgespreek (ook deur Nasionaliste dat apartheid nie op ekonomiese gronde geregverdig kan word nie; of anders gestel, dat apartheid van die blankes te groot offers sal verg; of nog sterker gestel, dat die blankes op ekonomiese gebied nie sonder die naturel sal kan klaarkom nie.

  13. Op-power in diabetic retinopathy

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    K. van der Torren (Kors)

    1990-01-01

    textabstractThe present study is mainly concerned with the role of the OPs in diagnosing early diabetic retinopathy. In 1966 Simonsen had already found a clear relation between background diabetic retinopathy and the disappearance of OPs at the ascending limb of the b-wave of the ERG. Many

  14. Microstructure and mechanical properties of SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy joints brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti+TiH2+BN composite filler

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    Y. Wang; Z.W. Yang; L.X. Zhang; D.P. Wang; J.C. Feng

    2016-01-01

    Ag–Cu–Ti + TiH2+BN composite filler was prepared to braze SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy. The interfacial microstructure, mechanical properties, and residual stress distribution of the brazed joints were investigated. The results show that a wave-like Fe2Ti–Ni3Ti structure appears in the Invar substrate and a thin TiN–TiB2 reaction layer forms adjacent to the SiO2-BN ceramic. The added BN particles react with Ti to form TiN–TiB fine-particles, which is beneficial to refine the microstructure...

  15. Mode of action of RNase BN/RNase Z on tRNA precursors: RNase BN does not remove the CCA sequence from tRNA.

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    Dutta, Tanmay; Deutscher, Murray P

    2010-07-23

    RNase BN, the Escherichia coli homolog of RNase Z, was previously shown to act as both a distributive exoribonuclease and an endoribonuclease on model RNA substrates and to be inhibited by the presence of a 3'-terminal CCA sequence. Here, we examined the mode of action of RNase BN on bacteriophage and bacterial tRNA precursors, particularly in light of a recent report suggesting that RNase BN removes CCA sequences (Takaku, H., and Nashimoto, M. (2008) Genes Cells 13, 1087-1097). We show that purified RNase BN can process both CCA-less and CCA-containing tRNA precursors. On CCA-less precursors, RNase BN cleaved endonucleolytically after the discriminator nucleotide to allow subsequent CCA addition. On CCA-containing precursors, RNase BN acted as either an exoribonuclease or endoribonuclease depending on the nature of the added divalent cation. Addition of Co(2+) resulted in higher activity and predominantly exoribonucleolytic activity, whereas in the presence of Mg(2+), RNase BN was primarily an endoribonuclease. In no case was any evidence obtained for removal of the CCA sequence. Certain tRNA precursors were extremely poor substrates under any conditions tested. These findings provide important information on the ability of RNase BN to process tRNA precursors and help explain the known physiological properties of this enzyme. In addition, they call into question the removal of CCA sequences by RNase BN.

  16. An exploratory assessment of theory of mind and psychological impairment in patients with bulimia nervosa.

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    Laghi, Fiorenzo; Cotugno, Armando; Cecere, Francesco; Sirolli, Arianna; Palazzoni, David; Bosco, Francesca M

    2014-11-01

    This study aimed to investigate psychosocial functioning and different dimensions of theory of mind (ToM) in people with bulimia nervosa (BN) and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified-BN type (EDNOS-BN). Psychosocial functioning and ToM were assessed in a sample of young adult females, 16 BN and 16 EDNOS-BN outpatients and 16 healthy controls (HCs). They were assessed using the Eating Disorder Inventory-Symptom Checklist-2 (EDI-2 SC) for evaluating psychological traits associated with eating disorders; the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) for evaluating psychopathological status; and the Theory of Mind Assessment Scale (Th.o.m.a.s.), a semi-structured interview aimed at assessing a person's different dimensions of ToM. The BN and EDNOS-BN groups exhibited worse performance than the control group on all dimensions of the SCL-90-R, and on all dimensions of the EDI-2 SC. The only difference for perfectionism was that BN obtained higher scores than EDNOS-BN group. Our results also revealed an impairment of third-person and second-order ToM in patients with bulimia (BN and EDNOS-BN) with respect to control subjects. These preliminary data have important implications for future empirical work, in that they provide valuable information regarding the importance of investigating the various facets of ToM ability separately, in order to provide a more detailed profile of ToM functioning in the clinical samples. © 2013 The British Psychological Society.

  17. Biological Efficacy of Streptomyces sp. Strain BN1 against the Cereal Head Blight Pathogen Fusarium graminearum

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    Boknam Jung

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Fusarium head blight (FHB caused by the filamentous fungus Fusarium graminearum is one of the most severe diseases threatening the production of small grains. Infected grains are often contaminated with mycotoxins such as zearalenone and trichothecences. During survey of contamination by FHB in rice grains, we found a bacterial isolate, designated as BN1, antagonistic to F. graminearum. The strain BN1 had branching vegetative hyphae and spores, and its aerial hyphae often had long, straight filaments bearing spores. The 16S rRNA gene of BN1 had 100% sequence identity with those found in several Streptomyces species. Phylogenetic analysis of ITS regions showed that BN1 grouped with S. sampsonii with 77% bootstrap value, suggesting that BN1 was not a known Streptomyces species. In addition, the efficacy of the BN1 strain against F. graminearum strains was tested both in vitro and in vivo. Wheat seedling length was significantly decreased by F. graminearum infection. However, this effect was mitigated when wheat seeds were treated with BN1 spore suspension prior to F. graminearum infection. BN1 also significantly decreased FHB severity when it was sprayed onto wheat heads, whereas BN1 was not effective when wheat heads were point inoculated. These results suggest that spraying of BN1 spores onto wheat heads during the wheat flowering season can be efficient for plant protection. Mechanistic studies on the antagonistic effect of BN1 against F. graminearum remain to be analyzed.

  18. Glazunov: From the middle ages, Op.79 / Nancy Malitz

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    Malitz, Nancy

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Glazunov: From the middle ages, Op.79, Scenes de ballet, Op.52; Liadov: A musical snuffbox, Op.31. Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi. Chandos CD cassette ABTD 1432; CD CHAN 8804"

  19. Barber. Symphony N 1, Op. 9 / Michael Oliver

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    Oliver, Michael

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Barber. Symphony N 1, Op. 9. The School for Scandal Overture, Op. 5 Beach. Symphony in E minor, Op. 32, "Gaelic". Detroit Symphony Orchestra /Neeme Järvi" Chandes cassette ABTD 1550; CD CHAN 8958 (72 minutes)

  20. Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie N15, Op. 141 / Hanspeter Krellmann

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    Krellmann, Hanspeter

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie N15, Op. 141, Oktober, Op. 131, Ouvertüre über russische und kirgisische Volksthemen, Op. 115. Göteborger Sinfonie-Orchester, Neeme Järvi". DG CD 427 616-2

  1. Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Seal Glass - BN Nanotubes Composites

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    Bansal, Narottam P.; Choi, Sung R.; Hurst, Janet B.; Garg, Anita

    2005-01-01

    Solid oxide fuel cell seal glass G18 composites reinforced with approx.4 weight percent of BN nanotubes were fabricated via hot pressing. Room temperature strength and fracture toughness of the composite were determined by four-point flexure and single edge V-notch beam methods, respectively. The strength and fracture toughness of the composite were higher by as much as 90% and 35%, respectively, than those of the glass G18. Microscopic examination of the composite fracture surfaces using SEM and TEM showed pullout of the BN nanotubes, similar in feature to fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites with weak interfaces. Other mechanical and physical properties of the composite will also be presented.

  2. H-1 Upgrades (4BW/4BN) (H-1 Upgrades)

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    2015-12-01

    Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) RCS: DD-A&T(Q&A)823-101 H-1 Upgrades (4BW/4BN) (H-1 Upgrades) As of FY 2017 President’s Budget Defense...5 Mission and Description 6 Executive Summary 7 Threshold Breaches 8 Schedule 9 Performance 11 Track to Budget 16 Cost and...Funding 17 Low Rate Initial Production 26 Foreign Military Sales 27 Nuclear Costs 27 Unit Cost 28 Cost Variance 31 Contracts

  3. Stability and electronic properties of Gex(BN)y monolayers

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    Freitas, A.; Machado, L. D.; Tromer, R. M.; Bezerra, C. G.; Azevedo, S.

    2017-10-01

    In this work, we employ ab initio simulations to propose a new class of monolayers with stoichiometry Gex(BN)y . These monolayers belong to a family of 2D materials combining B, N and group IV atoms, such as BxCyNz and SixByNz . We calculated the formation energy for ten atomic arrangements, and found that it increases when the number of Bsbnd Ge and Nsbnd Ge bonds increases, and decreases when the number of Bsbnd N and Gesbnd Ge bonds increases. We found that the lowest energy monolayer presented a Ge2 BN stoichiometry, and maximized the number of Bsbnd N and Gesbnd Ge bonds. This structure also presented mixed sp2 and sp3 bonds and out-of-plane buckling. Moreover, it remained stable in our ab initio molecular dynamics simulations carried out at T = 300 K. The calculated electronic properties revealed that Gex(BN)y monolayers might present conductor or semiconductor behavior, with band gaps ranging from 0.0 to 0.74 eV, depending on atomic arrangement. Tunable values of band gap can be useful in applications. In optoelectronics, for instance, this property might be employed to control absorbed light wavelengths. Our calculations add a new class of monolayers to the increasing library of 2D materials.

  4. Topical Articles: Teaching Psychological Science through Writing

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    Myers, David G.

    2007-01-01

    The teaching of psychological science occurs face-to-face in classrooms and also through writing via op-ed essays, magazine articles, trade books, Web sites, and textbooks. I discuss the teaching of psychological science through such outlets, offer some practical suggestions for writing, and reflect on what I have found motivating, helpful, and…

  5. Reuse of experience in HazOp

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    Abrahamsen, Kristin Marheim; Knudsen, Andreas

    2004-01-01

    This report presents a study of the effect of reusing experience in the Hazards and Operability Analysis method (HazOp method) with regards to how the effectiveness of the method is affected. The study was conducted by first creating a software tool for experience reuse in HazOp, then testing that tool in a student experiment in which the participants used the tool when conducting a HazOp. During the experiment it was found that students using the tool found 21% more hazards in the system...

  6. Electrophoretic Deposition of Chitosan/h-BN and Chitosan/h-BN/TiO₂ Composite Coatings on Stainless Steel (316L) Substrates.

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    Raddaha, Namir S; Cordero-Arias, Luis; Cabanas-Polo, Sandra; Virtanen, Sannakaisa; Roether, Judith A; Boccaccini, Aldo R

    2014-03-04

    This article presents the results of an experimental investigation designed to deposit chitosan/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and chitosan/h-BN/titania (TiO₂) composites on SS316L substrates using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) for potential antibacterial applications. The influence of EPD parameters (voltage and deposition time) and relative concentrations of chitosan, h-BN and TiO₂ in suspension on deposition yield was studied. The composition and structure of deposited coatings were investigated by FTIR, XRD and SEM. It was observed that h-BN and TiO₂ particles were dispersed in the chitosan matrix through simultaneous deposition. The adhesion between the electrophoretic coatings and the stainless steel substrates was tested by using tape test technique, and the results showed that the adhesion strength corresponded to 3B and 4B classes. Corrosion resistance was evaluated by electrochemical polarization curves, indicating enhanced corrosion resistance of the chitosan/h-BN/TiO₂ and chitosan/h-BN coatings compared to the bare stainless steel substrate. In order to investigate the in-vitro inorganic bioactivity, coatings were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) for 28 days. FTIR and XRD results showed no formation of hydroxyapatite on the surface of chitosan/h-BN/TiO₂ and chitosan/h-BN coatings, which are therefore non bioactive but potentially useful as antibacterial coatings.

  7. Electrophoretic Deposition of Chitosan/h-BN and Chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 Composite Coatings on Stainless Steel (316L Substrates

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    Namir S. Raddaha

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available This article presents the results of an experimental investigation designed to deposit chitosan/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN and chitosan/h-BN/titania (TiO2 composites on SS316L substrates using electrophoretic deposition (EPD for potential antibacterial applications. The influence of EPD parameters (voltage and deposition time and relative concentrations of chitosan, h-BN and TiO2 in suspension on deposition yield was studied. The composition and structure of deposited coatings were investigated by FTIR, XRD and SEM. It was observed that h-BN and TiO2 particles were dispersed in the chitosan matrix through simultaneous deposition. The adhesion between the electrophoretic coatings and the stainless steel substrates was tested by using tape test technique, and the results showed that the adhesion strength corresponded to 3B and 4B classes. Corrosion resistance was evaluated by electrochemical polarization curves, indicating enhanced corrosion resistance of the chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 and chitosan/h-BN coatings compared to the bare stainless steel substrate. In order to investigate the in-vitro inorganic bioactivity, coatings were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF for 28 days. FTIR and XRD results showed no formation of hydroxyapatite on the surface of chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 and chitosan/h-BN coatings, which are therefore non bioactive but potentially useful as antibacterial coatings.

  8. Electrophoretic Deposition of Chitosan/h-BN and Chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 Composite Coatings on Stainless Steel (316L) Substrates

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    Raddaha, Namir S.; Cordero-Arias, Luis; Cabanas-Polo, Sandra; Virtanen, Sannakaisa; Roether, Judith A.; Boccaccini, Aldo R.

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the results of an experimental investigation designed to deposit chitosan/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and chitosan/h-BN/titania (TiO2) composites on SS316L substrates using electrophoretic deposition (EPD) for potential antibacterial applications. The influence of EPD parameters (voltage and deposition time) and relative concentrations of chitosan, h-BN and TiO2 in suspension on deposition yield was studied. The composition and structure of deposited coatings were investigated by FTIR, XRD and SEM. It was observed that h-BN and TiO2 particles were dispersed in the chitosan matrix through simultaneous deposition. The adhesion between the electrophoretic coatings and the stainless steel substrates was tested by using tape test technique, and the results showed that the adhesion strength corresponded to 3B and 4B classes. Corrosion resistance was evaluated by electrochemical polarization curves, indicating enhanced corrosion resistance of the chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 and chitosan/h-BN coatings compared to the bare stainless steel substrate. In order to investigate the in-vitro inorganic bioactivity, coatings were immersed in simulated body fluid (SBF) for 28 days. FTIR and XRD results showed no formation of hydroxyapatite on the surface of chitosan/h-BN/TiO2 and chitosan/h-BN coatings, which are therefore non bioactive but potentially useful as antibacterial coatings. PMID:28788541

  9. Band gap engineering of chemical vapor deposited graphene by in situ BN doping.

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    Chang, Cheng-Kai; Kataria, Satender; Kuo, Chun-Chiang; Ganguly, Abhijit; Wang, Bo-Yao; Hwang, Jeong-Yuan; Huang, Kay-Jay; Yang, Wei-Hsun; Wang, Sheng-Bo; Chuang, Cheng-Hao; Chen, Mi; Huang, Ching-I; Pong, Way-Faung; Song, Ker-Jar; Chang, Shoou-Jinn; Guo, Jing-Hua; Tai, Yian; Tsujimoto, Masahiko; Isoda, Seiji; Chen, Chun-Wei; Chen, Li-Chyong; Chen, Kuei-Hsien

    2013-02-26

    Band gap opening and engineering is one of the high priority goals in the development of graphene electronics. Here, we report on the opening and scaling of band gap in BN doped graphene (BNG) films grown by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition method. High resolution transmission electron microscopy is employed to resolve the graphene and h-BN domain formation in great detail. X-ray photoelectron, micro-Raman, and UV-vis spectroscopy studies revealed a distinct structural and phase evolution in BNG films at low BN concentration. Synchrotron radiation based XAS-XES measurements concluded a gap opening in BNG films, which is also confirmed by field effect transistor measurements. For the first time, a significant band gap as high as 600 meV is observed for low BN concentrations and is attributed to the opening of the π-π* band gap of graphene due to isoelectronic BN doping. As-grown films exhibit structural evolution from homogeneously dispersed small BN clusters to large sized BN domains with embedded diminutive graphene domains. The evolution is described in terms of competitive growth among h-BN and graphene domains with increasing BN concentration. The present results pave way for the development of band gap engineered BN doped graphene-based devices.

  10. Wel of niet screenen op scoliose?

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    Deurloo, J.A.; Verkerk, P.H.

    2014-01-01

    Rapport is bedoeld om wetenschappelijk onderbouwd antwoord te geven op de vraag: Leidt het huidige beschikbare onderzoek tot een andere conclusie en advies dan nu is weergegeven in het rapport van "Een beknopte evaluatie van het basispakket Jeugdgezondheidszorg".

  11. die invloed van omgewingsfaktore op speeneienskappe van ...

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    1967), Lombard (1971) en Mostert (1972). Gestandaardiseerde beramings van koneksiefaktore sal dus vanselfsprekend nie op venkil- lende streke en kuddes van toepassing wees nie. Omdat daar nog groot behoefte bestaan vir meer inligting ...

  12. De poliomyelitis epidemie op Curacao in 1981

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    Begeer, Jacobus Hermanus

    1986-01-01

    In deze studie wordt de poliomyelitis-epidemie beschreven die zich in de eerste helft van 1981 heeft voorgedaan op het eiland Curaeao en wordt onderzoek beschreven, dat naar aanleiding van deze epidemie werd verricht. ... Zie: Samenvatting

  13. Sparaxis forceren voor op patio : kuipplanten - Sparaxis

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    Leeuwen, van P.J.; Trompert, J.P.T.

    2004-01-01

    Teelt en forceren van Sparaxis, een knolgewas uit Zuid-Afrika dat behoort tot de familie van de Iridaceae. Het onderzoek besteedde aandacht aan het effect van de bewaartemperatuur, bewaarduur en de kastemperatuur op het aantal kasdagen

  14. Een oase van rust op de boerderij

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    Noorduyn, L.

    2010-01-01

    Rust is wat consumenten zoeken op een boerderij. Of ze er nou producten kopen of gaan boerengolfen. Dat komt naar voren uit onderzoek van Wageningen UR naar de beleving van consumenten die een boerderij bezoeken

  15. besonderhede aangaande in aantal geboue op die terrein van die ...

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    2 'n Militere Kamp. Op 4 Mei 1877 het die eerste gereelde Britse troepe op Pretoria aangekom. 'n Kamp is opgeslaan ten suide van die dorp en op 'n kaart van Pretoria wat van. 14 November ... korps van de Zuid-Afrikaa115che. Republiek, ... Hierdie eenheid is op die terrein van die v00rmalige Britse militere kamp en aan-.

  16. nBn Infrared Detector Containing Graded Absorption Layer

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    Gunapala, Sarath D.; Ting, David Z.; Hill, Cory J.; Bandara, Sumith V.

    2009-01-01

    It has been proposed to modify the basic structure of an nBn infrared photodetector so that a plain electron-donor- type (n-type) semiconductor contact layer would be replaced by a graded n-type III V alloy semiconductor layer (i.e., ternary or quarternary) with appropriate doping gradient. The abbreviation nBn refers to one aspect of the unmodified basic device structure: There is an electron-barrier ("B" ) layer between two n-type ("n" ) layers, as shown in the upper part of the figure. One of the n-type layers is the aforementioned photon-absorption layer; the other n-type layer, denoted the contact layer, collects the photocurrent. The basic unmodified device structure utilizes minority-charge-carrier conduction, such that, for reasons too complex to explain within the space available for this article, the dark current at a given temperature can be orders of magnitude lower (and, consequently, signal-to-noise ratios can be greater) than in infrared detectors of other types. Thus, to obtain a given level of performance, less cooling (and, consequently, less cooling equipment and less cooling power) is needed. [In principle, one could obtain the same advantages by means of a structure that would be called pBp because it would include a barrier layer between two electron-acceptor- type (p-type) layers.] The proposed modifications could make it practical to utilize nBn photodetectors in conjunction with readily available, compact thermoelectric coolers in diverse infrared- imaging applications that could include planetary exploration, industrial quality control, monitoring pollution, firefighting, law enforcement, and medical diagnosis.

  17. Modeling Environmental Degradation of SiC/BN/SiC CMCs (Preprint)

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    2017-04-28

    AFRL-RX-WP-JA-2017-0308 MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION OF SIC/BN/SIC CMCS (PREPRINT) Craig Przybyla and Michael K Cinibulk...2017 Interim 22 July 2013 – 6 January 2017 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE MODELING ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION OF SIC/BN/SIC CMCS (PREPRINT) 5a. CONTRACT...91360 Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39-18 Modeling environmental degradation of SiC/BN/SiC CMCs Triplicane A

  18. On the Stability of c-BN-Reinforcing Particles in Ceramic Matrix Materials

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    Anne-Kathrin Wolfrum

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Cubic boron nitride (c-BN composites produced at high pressures and temperatures are widely used as cutting tool materials. The advent of new, effective pressure-assisted densification methods, such as spark plasma sintering (SPS, has stimulated attempts to produce these composites at low pressures. Under low-pressure conditions, however, transformation of c-BN to the soft hexagonal BN (h-BN phase can occur, with a strong deterioration in hardness and wear. In the present work, the influence of secondary phases (B2O3, Si3N4, and oxide glasses on the transformation of c-BN was studied in the temperature range between 1100 °C and 1575 °C. The different heat treated c-BN particles and c-BN composites were analyzed by SEM, X-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy. The transformation mechanism was found to be kinetically controlled solution–diffusion–precipitation. Given a sufficiently low liquid phase viscosity, the transformation could be observed at temperatures as low as 1200 °C for the c-BN–glass composites. In contrast, no transformation was found at temperatures up to 1575 °C when no liquid oxide phase is present in the composite. The results were compared with previous studies concerning the c-BN stability and the c-BN phase diagram.

  19. Optical pump-THz probe measurements of self-assembled h-BN/G heterostructures

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    Murali Krishna, M. Bala; Catherine, C.; Harada, T.; Soumya, V.; Taha-Tijerrina, J.; Nguyen, P.; Chang, P.; Ajayan, P. M.; Narayanan, N. T.; Dani, K. M.

    2014-03-01

    Two dimensional materials have attracted significant interest in recent times due to properties like large electron mobility, extreme thermal conductivity and high young's modulus. The potential of combining different two-dimensional materials to form new heterostructures with new functionality offers intriguing possibilities. Here, we study the opto-electronic properties of new types of solids consisting of randomly stacked layers of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and graphene (G). We prepare these artificially stacked h-BN/G solids with different ratios of h-BN and G by mixing dispersions of exfoliated h-BN layers and graphene in different concentrations and allowing the exfoliated flakes to form the h-BN/G solids via van der Waals interaction. We study the ultrafast photocarrier dynamics in these solids by pumping with femtosecond visible-near-infrared pulses of light, and probing the transient photo-conductivity with sub-picosecond Terahertz pulses. As we tune the ratio of h-BN and G in the new h-BN/G solids, we not only observe opto-electronic properties that tune from the insulating h-BN phase to semi-metallic G phase, but we also see unique behavior, distinct from either phase, for certain h-BN/G ratios in between the two extreme phases.

  20. The CO-OP Guide

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    Michael, J.; /Fermilab

    1991-08-16

    You are at D0, the newest and most advanced experiment at Fermilab. Its goal is to find the 'top quark', nicknamed 'truth'. theoretically one of the six fundamental building blocks of matter. Combinations of the six quarks are said to make up electrons, protons and neutrons. Your group at D0 is the cryogenic division. Its goal is to provide and maintain a cryogenic system which ultimately supplies and controls the liquid argon used in the giant cryostats for the experiment. The high purity liquid argon is needed to keep the detector modules inside the cryostats cold, so that they will operate properly. Your job at D0 is to be a co-op for the research and development group of the cryogenics division. Your goals are dependent on the needs of the cryo group. D0 is where you will spend most of your time. The co-op office is located on what is known as the 3rd floor, but is actually on the ground floor. The floor directly above the 3rd floor is the 5th floor, which contains your immediate superiors and the D0 secretary. The 6th and top floor is above that, and contains the D0 secretary for official and important business. On the other side of the D0 assembly building is the cryo control room. This is where the cryogenic piping system is remotely monitored and controlled. Other important sites at D0 include the trailer city on the north parking lot, which has the D0 secretary who handles all the payroll matters (among other duties), and the portakamp in the south parking lot. Besides D0, which is named for its location on the particle accelerator ring. the most important place is Wilson Hall. That is the large building shaped like a big Atact symbol. It contains various important people such as the safety group. the personnel department (which you have already encountered. being hired), the minor stock room, the cafeteria, the Fermi library. Ramsey Auditorium. etc. Behind Wilson Hall is the Booster Ring, which accelerates particles before they are

  1. Die effek van "oefening op verskillende tye van die dag" op die ...

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    Die effek van "oefening op verskillende tye van die dag" op die bloedglukosevlakke van Tipe 2 diabete. ... South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation. Journal Home ... This paper reports on the effect of the time of the day of exercise on the blood glucose levels of Type 2 diabetic patients.

  2. Verkenning van de rol van (openbaar) groen op wijk- en buurtniveau op het hitte-eilandeffect

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    Spijker, J.H.; Kramer, H.; Jong, de J.J.; Heusinkveld, B.G.

    2012-01-01

    Dit werkdocument gaat in op de effecten van (openbaar) groen op het Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI). Voor vijftien wijken in Rotterdam is een relatie gelegd tussen het bedekkingspercentage van verschillende hoogteklassen groen en de grootte van het UHI-effect. Er worden hierbij grote verschillen

  3. Bandgap oscillation in quasiperiodic (BN)xCy nanotubes

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    Freitas, A.; Bezerra, C. G.; Azevedo, S.; Machado, L. D.; Pedreira, D. O.

    2016-12-01

    In the present contribution, we apply first-principles calculations to study the effects of quasiperiodic disorder on the physical properties of BN and C nanotubes. We take BN nanotubes (BNNTs) and C nanotubes (CNTs) as building blocks and construct quasiperiodic BNxCy nanotubes according to the Fibonacci sequence. We studied armchair and zigzag nanotubes of varying diameters. Our results demonstrate that the energy gap oscillates as a function of the n-generation index of the Fibonacci sequence. Moreover, we show that the choice of the BNNTs and CNTs may lead to a quasiperiodic BNxCy nanotube presenting an adjustable energy gap. We obtained a variety of quasiperiodic nanotubes with energy gaps ranging from 0.29 eV to 1.06 eV, which may be of interest for specific technological applications. Finally, it is also demonstrated that the specific heat of the quasiperiodic zigzag and armchair nanotubes presents an oscillatory behavior in the low temperature regime, and that this behavior depends on the curvature of the nanotube.

  4. Parabolic starlike mappings of the unit ball $B^n$

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    Samira Rahrovi

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Let $f$ be a locally univalent function on the unit disk $U$. We consider the normalized extensions of $f$ to the Euclidean unit ball $B^nsubseteqmathbb{C}^n$ given by$$Phi_{n,gamma}(f(z=left(f(z_1,(f'(z_1^gammahat{z}right,$$ where $gammain[0,1/2]$, $z=(z_1,hat{z}in B^n$ and$$Psi_{n,beta}(f(z=left(f(z_1,(frac{f(z_1}{z_1}^betahat{z}right,$$in which $betain[0,1]$, $f(z_1neq 0$ and $z=(z_1,hat{z}inB^n$. In the case $gamma=1/2$, the function $Phi_{n,gamma}(f$ reduces to the well known Roper-Suffridge extension operator. By using different methods, we prove that if $f$ is parabolic starlike mapping on $U$ then $Phi_{n,gamma}(f$ and $Psi_{n,beta}(f$ are parabolic starlike mappings on $B^n$.

  5. Overexpression of BnWRKY33 in oilseed rape enhances resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.

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    Wang, Zheng; Fang, Hedi; Chen, Yu; Chen, Keping; Li, Guanying; Gu, Shoulai; Tan, Xiaoli

    2014-09-01

    Sclerotinia sclerotiorum causes a devastating disease in oilseed rape (Brassica napus) resulting in a tremendous yield loss worldwide. Studies on various host-pathogen interactions have shown that plant WRKY transcription factors are essential for defence. For the B. napus-S. sclerotiorum interaction, little direct evidence has been found with regard to the biological roles of specific WRKY genes in host resistance. In this study, we isolated a B. napus WRKY gene, BnWRKY33, and found that the gene is highly responsive to S. sclerotiorum infection. Transgenic B. napus plants overexpressing BnWRKY33 showed markedly enhanced resistance to S. sclerotiorum, constitutive activation of the expression of BnPR1 and BnPDF1.2, and inhibition of H2 O2 accumulation in response to pathogen infection. Further, we isolated a mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase substrate gene, BnMKS1, and found that not only can BnWRKY33 interact with BnMKS1, which can also interact with BnMPK4, using the yeast two-hybrid assay, consistent with their collective nuclear localization, but also BnWRKY33, BnMKS1 and BnMPK4 are substantially and synergistically expressed in response to S. sclerotiorum infection. In contrast, the three genes showed differential expression in response to phytohormone treatments. Together, these results suggest that BnWRKY33 plays an important role in B. napus defence to S. sclerotiorum, which is most probably associated with the activation of the salicylic acid (SA)- and jasmonic acid (JA)-mediated defence response and inhibition of H2 O2 accumulation, and we propose a potential mechanism in which BnMPK4-BnMKS1-BnWRKY33 exist in a nuclear localized complex to regulate resistance to S. sclerotiorum in oilseed rape. © 2014 BSPP AND JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD.

  6. Effect of the cBN content and sintering temperature on the transverse rupture strength and hardness of cBn/diamond cutting tools

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    Kır Durmuş

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of cBN content and sintering temperature on the transverse rupture strength (TRS of cBN/diamond cutting tools produced by hot pressing. The segments containing different cBN content were manufactured under 35 MPa pressure at 600, 650 and 700°C with a 3 minutes sintering time. The TRS of segments were determined using three-point bending test. Microstructure and phase composition of fracture surface of segments were determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and X-ray diffraction (XRD analysis. The obtained results show that the TRS of the segments with cBN were higher than that of the segments with diamond.

  7. Cubic and hexagonal boron-nitride (c-BN/h-BN) thin films deposited in situ by r.f. magnetron sputtering

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    Caicedo, J.M.; Zambrano, G.; Baca, E.; Moran, O.; Prieto, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A.A. 25360 Cali (Colombia); Bejarano, G. [Laboratorio de Recubrimientos Duros, CDT-ASTIN SENA, Cali (Colombia)

    2005-07-01

    Cubic boron-nitride (c-BN)/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) thin films were grown in situ on (100) oriented silicon substrates by r.f. (13.56 MHz) magnetron sputtering technique. In order to obtain the highest fraction of the c-BN phase, a negative d.c bias voltage, varying from 0 to -200 V was applied to the substrate during deposition. Another set of boron nitride thin films was deposited in situ on (100) oriented silicon substrates under r.f. bias voltage. The substrate holder was biased from 0 to -350 V by connecting such to an auxiliary r.f. generator (operated at 13.56 MHz). Films were characterized by Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). Well-defined peaks at 787 cm{sup -1}, 1100 cm{sup -1} and 1387 cm{sup -1}, corresponding to the 2{sub Au} (out-plane bending of B-N-B bond) h-BN vibration mode, the F2 (stretching) c-BN Transversal Optical (TO) mode and the E{sub 1u} (in-plane stretching of B-N bond) vibration mode of the h-BN, respectively, were observed in the FTIR spectra. A maximal fraction of the c-BN phase close to 85% was obtained under a bias voltage of -150 V at substrate temperature of 300 C and a total pressure of 4 x 10{sup -2} mbar. (copyright 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  8. A comparative DFT study on the interaction of cathinone drug with BN nanotubes, nanocages, and nanosheets

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    Nejati, Kamellia; Hosseinian, Akram; Vessally, Esmail; Bekhradnia, Ahmadreza; Edjlali, Ladan

    2017-11-01

    Cathinone is an organic stimulant which is classified as psychoactive drug and its abuse has been linked to many deaths worldwide. Here, we studied the electronic sensitivity of a BN cage, a zigzag (6, 0) BN nanotube, and a BN nanosheet toward cathinone using density functional theory calculations. The B3LYP-D functional predicts that the order of magnitude of electrical conductivity of BN nanostructures is as follows tube > sheet > cage. The cathinone drug prefers to be adsorbed on the BN nanostructures via its sbnd NH2 group rather than O-head with adsorption energy about -16.1, -14.0 and -5.0 kcal/mol for cage, tube, and sheet, respectively. Our results indicate that by increasing the p-character of the hybridization of the adsorbing B atom in the BN nanostructures, the interaction is strengthened. Based on the density of states analysis, it was demonstrated that the electrical conductivity of the BN nanostructures is decreased by the drug adsorption, indicating that they can be used in the cathinone sensors. The order of magnitude of the sensitivity is as follows: SCage > STube > SSheet. This trend corresponds to the decrease of the structural curvature in the BN nanostructures. Finally, a short recovery time of about 0.54 s, 0.02 s and 4.4 ns is predicted for cage, tube and sheet, respectively, at 298 K.

  9. van der Waals Bonded Co/h-BN Contacts to Ultrathin Black Phosphorus Devices

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    Avsar, Ahmet; Tan, Jun Y.; Luo, Xin; Khoo, Khoong Hong; Yeo, Yuting; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Quek, Su Ying; Özyilmaz, Barbaros

    2017-09-01

    Due to the chemical inertness of 2D hexagonal-Boron Nitride (h-BN), few atomic-layer h-BN is often used to encapsulate air-sensitive 2D crystals such as Black Phosphorus (BP). However, the effects of h-BN on Schottky barrier height, doping and contact resistance are not well known. Here, we investigate these effects by fabricating h-BN encapsulated BP transistors with cobalt (Co) contacts. In sharp contrast to directly Co contacted p-type BP devices, we observe strong n-type conduction upon insertion of the h-BN at the Co/BP interface. First principles calculations show that this difference arises from the much larger interface dipole at the Co/h-BN interface compared to the Co/BP interface, which reduces the work function of the Co/h-BN contact. The Co/h-BN contacts exhibit low contact resistances (~ 4.5 k-ohm), and are Schottky barrier free. This allows us to probe high electron mobilities (4,200 cm2/Vs) and observe insulator-metal transitions even under two-terminal measurement geometry.

  10. Significant stress reduction of cBN layers upon ion irradiation at elevated temperatures

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    Weidner, Stefan; Geburt, Sebastian; Ronning, Carsten [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena (Germany); Ye, Jian; Ulrich, Sven [Institut fuer Materialforschung, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Germany)

    2011-07-01

    Cubic boron nitride (cBN) is the hardest materials beneath diamond and exceeds the properties in terms of chemical resistivity, making it a promising candidate for ultra-hard coatings in extreme environments. Due to the ion assisted growth process, the cBN layers suffer from an intrinsic stress, which limits the layer thickness and therefore possible industrial applications. To investigate new approaches for the synthesis of low stress cBN layers, we applied ion irradiation with various ion species (O,Ne,Kr) and at different temperatures between 300 to 600 K to cBN:O layers. The intrinsic stress and the cBN content were monitored by profilometer and FTIR after each implantation step. As expected, ion irradiation at room temperature leads to a stress reduction with constant cBN content upon an ion induced damage up to 0.5 dpa, but a severe damage is introduced to the layer above this value resulting into a phase transition to hBN. However, irradiation at elevated temperatures results in a significant stress reduction without decrease of the cBN quality even up to 4.3 dpa.

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  13. BnWRI1 coordinates fatty acid biosynthesis and photosynthesis pathways during oil accumulation in rapeseed.

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    Wu, Xue-Long; Liu, Zhi-Hong; Hu, Zhang-Hua; Huang, Rui-Zhi

    2014-06-01

    Photosynthesis in "green" seeds, such as rapeseed, soybean, and Arabidopsis, plays a substantial role in the improved efficiency of oil accumulation. However, the molecular mechanism underpinning the coordinated expression of fatty acid (FA) biosynthesis- and photosynthesis-related genes in such developing seeds remains to be elucidated. Here, we found that seed-specific overexpression of BnWRI1, a WRI1 homolog from rapeseed (Brassica napus cv. ZGY2), results in enhanced chlorophyll content in developing seeds and increased oil content and seed mass in matured seeds. BnWRI1 was co-expressed with BnBCCP and BnCAB, two marker genes of FA biosynthesis and photosynthesis during seed development, respectively. Overexpression of BnWRI1 increased expression of both marker genes. Further, the nuclear-localized BnWRI1 protein was found to act as a transcription activator. It could bind to the GT1-element and/or GCC-box, which are widespread in the upstream regions of genes involved in FA biosynthesis and photosynthesis pathways. Accordingly, BnWRI1 could interact with promoters of BCCP2 and LHB1B2 in vivo. These results suggested that BnWRI1 may coordinate FA biosynthesis and photosynthesis pathways in developing seeds via directly stimulating expression of GT1-element and/or GCC-box containing genes. © 2014 Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  14. Nanoindentation of ultra-hard cBN films: A molecular dynamics study

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    Huang, Cheng [College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Peng, Xianghe, E-mail: xhpeng@cqu.edu.cn [College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster Dynamics and Control, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Fu, Tao, E-mail: futaocqu@163.com [College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Zhao, Yinbo; Feng, Chao; Lin, Zijun [College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Li, Qibin [College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China); Chongqing Key Laboratory of Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044 (China)

    2017-01-15

    Highlights: • We optimize tersoff potential to better simulate the BN. • We perform respectively the nanoindentations on the (001) and (111) surface of cBN. • The main slip system of cBN under nanoindentation is {111}<110>. • Temperature has a significant effect on the mechanical properties of cBN. - Abstract: Cubic Boron nitride (cBN) exhibits excellent mechanical properties including high strength, hardness and thermal resistance, etc. We optimized the parameters in the Tersoff interatomic potential for cBN based on its cohesive energy, lattice parameter, elastic constants, surface energy and stacking fault energy. We performed with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations the nanoindentation on the (001) and (111) surface of monocrystalline cBN thin films to study the deformation mechanisms and the effects of temperature and substrate orientation. It was found that during the indentation plastic deformation is mainly stress-induced slips of dislocations along {111}<110> orientations. It was also found that the hardness of cBN depends strongly on temperature, and the capability of plastic deformation is enhanced with the increase of temperature.

  15. One-pot synthesis of h-BN fullerenes usinsg a graphene oxide template

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    Kim, Sang Sub; Khai, Tran Van; Kwon, Yong Jung; Katoch, Akash; Wu, Ping; Kim, Hyoun Woo

    2015-09-01

    Hexagonal-boron nitride ( h-BN) fullerenes were synthesized from a graphene oxide (GO) template by simultaneously heating the GO and B2O3 in the presence of NH3 gas. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations revealed that a considerable amount of product had a fullerene-like nanostructure. Typical BN fullerenes have a polyhedral shape, being hollow nanocages. Lattice-resolved TEM and X-ray diffraction consistently demonstrated the formation of h-BN fullerenes. The FTIR spectrum exhibited absorption bands at approximately 800 and 1378 cm-1, which were related to the h-BN structure. The Raman spectra exhibited peaks at 1368 and 1399 cm-1, which can be related to BN sheets and BN fullerenes, respectively. The photoluminescence spectrum of the h-BN fullerenes taken at 8 K exhibited intense white-light emission. To reveal the origin of the broad emission band, which could be a superimposition of several peaks, we used a deconvolution procedure based on Gaussian functions. We proposed a growth mechanism of the h-BN fullerenes and verified it with a thermodynamic calculation. This work provides a cost-effective approach to synthesize fullerene-type boron nitride on a production scale.

  16. Microstructure and mechanical properties of SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy joints brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti+TiH2+BN composite filler

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    Y. Wang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Ag–Cu–Ti + TiH2+BN composite filler was prepared to braze SiO2-BN ceramic and Invar alloy. The interfacial microstructure, mechanical properties, and residual stress distribution of the brazed joints were investigated. The results show that a wave-like Fe2Ti–Ni3Ti structure appears in the Invar substrate and a thin TiN–TiB2 reaction layer forms adjacent to the SiO2-BN ceramic. The added BN particles react with Ti to form TiN–TiB fine-particles, which is beneficial to refine the microstructure of the brazing seam and to greatly inhibit the brittle compounds formation. The interfacial microstructure at various brazing temperatures was analyzed, and the mechanism for the interfacial reactions responsible for the bonding was proposed. The maximum shear strength of the joints brazed with the composite filler at 880 °C for 10 min is 39 MPa, which is 30% greater than that brazed with Ag–Cu–Ti alloy. The improvement of the joint strength is attributed to the variation of joint microstructure and the reduction of tensile stresses induced in the SiO2-BN ceramic. The finite element analysis indicates that the peak tensile stress decreases from 230 to 142 MPa due to the addition of BN particles in the ceramic.

  17. Incorporation of small BN domains in graphene during CVD using methane, boric acid and nitrogen gas.

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    Bepete, George; Voiry, Damien; Chhowalla, Manish; Chiguvare, Zivayi; Coville, Neil J

    2013-07-21

    Chemical doping of graphene with small boron nitride (BN) domains has been shown to be an effective way of permanently modulating the electronic properties in graphene. Herein we show a facile method of growing large area graphene doped with small BN domains on copper foils using a single step CVD route with methane, boric acid powder and nitrogen gas as the carbon, boron and nitrogen sources respectively. This facile and safe process avoids the use of boranes and ammonia. Optical microscopy confirmed that continuous films were grown and Raman spectroscopy confirmed changes in the electronic structure of the grown BN doped graphene. Using XPS studies we find that both B and N can be substituted into the graphene structure in the form of small BN domains to give a B-N-C system. A novel structure for the BN doped graphene is proposed.

  18. Characterization of Wheel Surface Topography in cBN Grinding

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    Fujimoto, Masakazu; Ichida, Yoshio; Sato, Ryunosuke; Morimoto, Yoshitaka

    The wheel surface topography in the grinding process with vitrified cBN wheels has been investigated on the basis of 3-dimensional analysis using a multi-probe SEM, and the relationships between these results and the grinding characteristic parameters have been discussed. Moreover, the change of the wheel surface profile in the grinding process has been evaluated using fractal analysis. There are two regions: an initial wear region and a steady-state wear region, in the grinding process. In the initial wear region, a rapid decrease of grinding force and a rapid increase of wheel wear occur with increasing stock removal. In the steady-state wear region, the micro self-sharpening phenomenon owing to the micro fracture as well as the attritious wear of cutting edge occurs. The change in fractal dimension of the wheel surface is closely related to the change of grinding force dominated by the wear behavior of grain cutting edges.

  19. High-Pressure Design of Advanced BN-Based Materials

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    Oleksandr O. Kurakevych

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present review is to highlight the state of the art in high-pressure design of new advanced materials based on boron nitride. Recent experimental achievements on the governing phase transformation, nanostructuring and chemical synthesis in the systems containing boron nitride at high pressures and high temperatures are presented. All these developments allowed discovering new materials, e.g., ultrahard nanocrystalline cubic boron nitride (nano-cBN with hardness comparable to diamond, and superhard boron subnitride B13N2. Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of high-pressure synthesis are described based on the data obtained by in situ and ex situ methods. Mechanical and thermal properties (hardness, thermoelastic equations of state, etc. are discussed. New synthetic perspectives, combining both soft chemistry and extreme pressure–temperature conditions are considered.

  20. Naphthalene degradation and biosurfactant activity by Bacillus cereus 28BN

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    Tuleva, B.; Christova, N. [Inst. of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria); Jordanov, B.; Nikolova-Damyanova, B. [Inst. of Organic Chemistry, Sofia (Bulgaria); Petrov, P. [National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2005-08-01

    Biosurfactant activity and naphthalene degradation by a new strain identified as Bacillus cereus 28BN were studied. The strain grew well and produced effective biosurfactants in the presence of n-alkanes, naphthalene, crude oil and vegetable oils. The biosurfactants were detected by the surface tension lowering of the medium, thin layer chromatography and infrared spectra analysis. With (2%) naphthalene as the sole carbon source, high levels of rhamnolipids at a concentration of 2.3 g l{sup -1} were determined in the stationary growth. After 20 d of incubation 72 {+-} 4% of the initial naphthalene was degraded. This is the first report for a Bacillus cereus rhamnolipid producing strain that utilized naphthalene under aerobic conditions. The strain looks promising for application in environmental technologies. (orig.)

  1. BN-C Hybrid Nanoribbons as Gas Sensors

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    Darvishi Gilan, Mahdi; Chegel, Raad

    2018-02-01

    The effects of carbon monoxide (CO) and ammonia (NH3) molecules adsorption on the various composites of boron nitride and graphene BN-C hybrid nanoribbons are investigated using the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) technique based on density functional theory (DFT). The effects of adsorption with possible random configurations on the average of the density of states (DOS), transmission coefficient, and the current-voltage ( I- V) characteristics are calculated. The results indicate that, by embedding armchair graphene nanoribbon (AGNR) with boron nitride nanoribbon (BNNR), the various electronic properties can be observed after gas molecule adsorption. The electronic structure and gap of hybrids system is modified due to gas adsorption, and the systems act like the n-type semiconductor by NH3 molecule adsorption. The hybrid structures due to their tunable band gap are better candidates for gas detecting compared to the pristine BNNRs and AGNRs.

  2. De jacht op het geheim van cacao

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    Hollman, P.C.H.

    2008-01-01

    Je kans op een dodelijke hartaanval halveert als je elke dag een groot paaseitje pure chocolade eet, blijkt uit een recente Nederlandse epidemiologische studie. En ook andere studies laten zien dat consumptie van cacao beschermt tegen hart- en vaatziekten. Maar het is nog een raadsel hoe dat precies

  3. Teelt op water van bladgewassen 2013

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    Blind, M.; Evenhuis, A.; Weel, van P.A.; Verhoeven, J.T.W.

    2013-01-01

    Vanaf 2007 doet Proeftuin Zwaagdijk in diverse gewassen onderzoek naar de mogelijkheden van alternatieve teeltsystemen. Het programma ‘Teelt de grond uit’ loopt door tot eind 2013 en richt zich op de openteeltsectoren vollegrondsgroente, bloembollen, boomkwekerij, fruit en zomerbloemen en daarnaast

  4. Fabricating an S&OP Process

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    Lichen, Alex Yu

    Inspired by Latour’s (2005a) notion of matters of concern and M.C. Escher’s Circle Limit III as a representation of the Poincaré Disk, this study follows how an S&OP process was fabricated in a large Swedish manufacturing company. The study claims that when actors are fabricating the S&OP process......, local actors create emergent, ongoing and multiple matters of concern around it. The group demand chain, the actor who is responsible for guiding the implementation of the process, delegates the attempts to close these matters of concern to local actors located in separate times and spaces. As a result......, constituents of the S&OP process are dispersed in diverse local times and spaces rather than being coordinated in a single time and space by the group demand chain. Accounting is a set of matters of concern. The S&OP process and its purpose of integration come from an “absolute nothingness” – its minimal...

  5. Globalizing Engineers through International Co-op.

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    Nolan, Riall W.; Elliott, Gayle G.

    2000-01-01

    Describes the International Co-Op Program at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) which provides students with work opportunities in Germany, Japan, and Latin America. Emphasis is on the program structure and philosophy as it applies to engineering students. Lessons learned concern the need to work with all stakeholders and constant program…

  6. Inkomens in veel landbouwsectoren op aantrekkelijk niveau

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    Blokland, P.W.

    2007-01-01

    Het inkomen op land- en tuinbouwbedrijven in 2006 bedraagt gemiddeld 52.000 euro. Dit is een toename met ongeveer 4.500 euro ten opzichte van 2005. In vrijwel alle sectoren, met uitzondering van de vleeskuikenhouderij, waren de opbrengstprijzen gemiddeld hoger dan in het voorgaande jaar.

  7. Ivoren toren op het vlakke land

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    Rekittke, J.

    2007-01-01

    Twee columns in het thema: ‘Bakens van/en herkenning’ Krostof van Assche over het nut van de variatie in bakens en ‘Ivoren toren op het vlakke land’ van Jörg Rekittke over academische waarden en opbouwen van een moderne universiteit

  8. Koersen op Scheldemondsteden: een bestuurlijke terreinverkenning

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    W.J. Oosten

    2002-01-01

    textabstractPaper voor de PlanDag 2002 "De steden begrensd?" op 6 juni te Dordrecht. Georganiseerd door de Bond van Nederlandse Stedenbouwers en Planologen (BNSP), de Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ruimte en Planning (VRP) en de Stichting Planologische DiscussieDagen (PDD).

  9. Memorandum op die beswaarskrif oor die diakenamp

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    L. Floor

    1976-06-01

    Full Text Available Die probleem in die beswaarskrif voor die Sinode 1973 spits hom toe op die vraag: wat is die objek van die diakonale diens? Is dit die hele gemeente of alleen ’n gedeelte van die gemeente nl. die armes? In verband hiermee moet ook gevra word: welke spesifieke opdrag is inherent aan die diakenamp?

  10. Die invloed van doelwitstelling op prestasie

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    J. G. A. Louw

    1985-11-01

    Full Text Available Although a number of research studies support Locke's goal setting theory, conflicting results are encountered in the Literature which suggest further investigation into the subtleties of the theory. The results of this study indicate that an increase in goal-difficulty does not always lead to a corresponding increase in performance. The latter could also not be explained in terms of the degree of goal-acceptance as an intervening variable. It was found that financial incentives and the way in which a nonspecific goal is formulated could have a significant effect on performance. Recommendations are made for future research.OpsommingOfskoon die meeste navorsing Locke se doelwitstellingsteorie ondersteun, is bepaalde afwykings teengekom wat nie op 'n bevredigende wyse verklaar kan word nie. Die resultate van hierdie studie dui daarop dat 'n toename in doelwitmoeilikheidsgraad nie altyd tot ‘n ooreenstemmende toename in prestasie lei nie. Hierdie resultaat kon ook nie op grond van 'n gebrek aan doelwitaanvaarding verklaar word nie. Daar is voorts gevind dat die wyse waarop 'n nie-spesifieke doelwit gestel word, 'n beduidende invloed op prestasie kan hê. Finansiële aansporings blyk ook 'n onafhanklike invloed op prestasie te hê. Bepaalde aspekte van Locke se teorie word dus deur bogenoemde resultate bevraagteken. Aanbevelings vir verdere navorsing word ten slotte gedoen.

  11. Effect verandering landgebruik op emissies broeikasgassen

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    Vellinga, T.; Eekeren, van N.

    2017-01-01

    In het vorige nummer van V-focus is besproken wat het optimale landgebruik voor bodemkwaliteit is op melkveebedrijven met gras en mais, namelijk: 60% blijvend grasland met een lage frequentie van graslandvernieuwing en 20% grasklaver (rode en witte klaver) in rotatie met 20% bouwland. In het

  12. Carex caryophyllea Latourr. (Voorjaarszegge) op de Havelterberg

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    Perdeck, M.

    1993-01-01

    Het natuurreservaat Havelterberg (IVON 16.47) is rijk aan zeldzame plantesoorten. Langs fietspaden groeien er bijvoorbeeld Botrychium lunaria, Erigeron acris, Geranium columbinum en Sagina apetala. Maar de meest bijzondere flora is te vinden op de hei in het reservaat, en wel daar waar de keileem

  13. Milieukeur op Maat Voor Bloemen- en Plantenketens

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    LEI,

    2006-01-01

    Door middel van het project “Milieukeur op maat voor bloemen- en plantenketen” zetten Intratuin, BBN en zijn bloemisten, OZPlus, ISA en telers een belangrijke stap in de richting van de ketensamenwerking die noodzakelijk is om de gewenste verduurzaming van de keten te realiseren. Doel van het

  14. Effect van zwavel op natuurlijke vijanden

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    Pijnakker, J.; Ramakers, P.M.J.; Leman, A.; Added, C.; Kok, L.W.; Groot, de E.B.

    2008-01-01

    In veel gewassen wordt regelmatig gezwaveld om meeldauw te voorkomen. Zwavel kan echter schadelijk zijn voor biologische bestrijders. Op verzoek van de werkgroep Strateeg van LTO Groeiservice en met financiering van het Productschap Tuinbouw begon Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw eind 2006 met een

  15. Verschillen in elektriciteitsverbruik op friese melkveebedrijven

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    Telle, M.G.; Knies, P.

    1995-01-01

    Om als individuele melkveehouder het elektriciteits- en dieselverbruik op het bedrijf te kunnen verminderen is het noodzakelijk om inzicht te hebben in het huidige verbruik en in de besparingsmogelijkheden. Vandaar dat een energiezorgsysteem voor de melkveehouderij is ontwikkeld. In dit project is

  16. Teelt op water van bladgewassen 2012

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    Blind, M.; Verhoeven, J.T.W.

    2012-01-01

    Vanaf 2007 doet Proeftuin Zwaagdijk in diverse gewassen onderzoek naar de mogelijkheden van alternatieve teeltsystemen. Uit het onderzoek van 2008 t/m 2011 bleek dat het drijvend teeltsysteem de meeste potentie heeft om in te spelen op de ontwikkelingen in de sector. Dit teeltsysteem vormt dan ook

  17. Belichte ijsbergsla in tunnelkas op water

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    Vries, de J.W.

    2014-01-01

    Wageningen UR Glastuinbouw heeft in Bleiswijk twee open tunnelkassen gebouwd waarin sla op water wordt geteeld. De tunnels beschermen de planten tegen negatieve klimaatinvloeden en zijn voorzien van een dak dat open én dicht kan. Bijzonder is daarnaast dat de kas voorzien is van led-belichting.

  18. Nematoden: Op zoek naar alternatieve bestrijding

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    Wurff, van der A.W.G.; Karssen, G.

    2007-01-01

    Het artikel van Groen&Golf in juni jl. over schadelijke nematoden (aaltjes) in golfbanen werd afgesloten met een paragraaf over bestrijding. In dit artikel gaan we hier verder op in en geven een overzicht van recente bevindingen over alternatieve bestrijding van schadelijke aaltjes

  19. Effecten van Economic op de werking van Roundup Evolution en MCPA op onkruiden onder kasomstandigheden

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    Kempenaar, C.; Uffing, A.J.M.

    2010-01-01

    Milieuvriendelijke stoffen kunnen het verbruik aan herbiciden op verhardingen in Nederland en daarbuiten verminderen. In 2009 werden vjif wetenschappelijke proeven uitgevoerd waarin onderzocht werd of de hulpstof Economic de effictiviteit van de herbiciden Roundup Evolution en MCPA vergroot.

  20. Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante Op. 125 / Pierre-E. Barbier

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    Barbier, Pierre-E.

    1998-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante Op. 125; Miaskowsky: Cello Concerto Op. 66, sellisti Truls Mörk ja City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, joht. Paavo Järvi" Virgin Classics 5 45282 2. (1988)

  1. De afzetperspectieven van Nederlands konijnevlees op middellange termijn

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    Zimmerman, K.L.; Onna, van M.J.G.; Riensema, C.J.

    1989-01-01

    Onderzoek naar de markt voor konijnevlees in Nederland en enkele belangrijke export- en importlanden. Het Nederlandse deel van de studie is gebaseerd op literatuurgegevens en interviews met belanghebbenden uit de gehele sector en op een kwalitatief consumentenonderzoek. Daarnaast zijn de

  2. Tchaikovsky, P.: Orchestral Suite no. 3 op. 55 / Terry Williams

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    Williams, Terry

    1996-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Tchaikovsky, P.: Orchestral Suite no. 3 op. 55. Francesca di Rimini op. 32. Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi". Chandos CHAN 9 419, distribution Media 7 (CD: 160F). TT: 1h 09'20"

  3. Arensky. Silhouettes (Suite N 2), Op. 23 / Jonathan Swain

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    Swain, Jonathan

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Arensky. Silhouettes (Suite N 2), Op. 23. Scrjabin. Symphony N 3 in C minor, Op. 43 "Le divin poeme". Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Neeme Järvi. Chandos cassette ABTD 1509; CD CHAN 8898 (66 minutes)

  4. Meloidogyne chitwoodi : een sluipmoordenaar op de lichte gronden

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    Korthals, G.W.; Molendijk, L.P.G.

    2006-01-01

    Deze brochure richt zich voornamelijk op de bestrijding en beheersing van Meloidogyne chitwoodi in de gangbare akker- en tuinbouwgewassen. De Meloidogyne soorten danken hun naam aan de knobbels die op wortels kunnen ontstaan.

  5. Võrgutaja X-OP / Maarin Mürk

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    Mürk, Maarin

    2010-01-01

    X-OP võrgustiku kohtumisest Istanbulis 2009. a. novembris. 2008. a. loodud X-OP võrgustikust, kuhu Eestist kuulub Mooste Kunsti- ja Sotsiaalpraktika Keskus ja mis toimib Euroopa kultuuriprogrammide rahastamisel kolme aasta vältel

  6. AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY,

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    PSYCHOLOGY , AERONAUTICS, FLIGHT, PILOTS, PERCEPTION, ATTENTION, READING, MEMORY( PSYCHOLOGY ), PERSONALITY, EMOTIONS, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), AVIATION SAFETY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, TRAINING.

  7. Op die voetspoor van Harold Henry Rowley (1890-1969)

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    om 'n bundel artikels met die wysheid en wysheidsliteratuur as tema as 'n Festschrift aan hom op te dra. Deur middel van hierdie tema het hulle op 'n subtiele wyse gewys op 'n leemte in sy navorsing. ... Die titel van sy tesis was; 'A comparison of the grammar and vocabulary of the Aramaic portions of the Old Testament ...

  8. How to Form a Food Co-op.

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    Dodge, Philip; And Others

    Based on questions asked during an adult education course at Truman College (Chicago), this booklet was designed to be a simple organizing manual for small neighborhood preorder food cooperatives (co-ops). The guide covers basic information for organizing a co-op, definition of a co-op, what jobs are needed, getting the food, wholesale sources,…

  9. Shostakovich: Six Romances on Japanese Poems, Op. 21 / David Nice

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    Nice, David

    1996-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Shostakovich: Six Romances on Japanese Poems, Op. 21. Six Poems of Marina Tsvetayeva, Op. 143. Suite on Verses of Michelangelo, Op. 145. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi. DG 447 085-2GH (71 minutes:DDD)

  10. Low frequency Raman spectroscopy of few-atomic-layer thick hBN crystals

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    Stenger, I.; Schué, L.; Boukhicha, M.; Berini, B.; Plaçais, B.; Loiseau, A.; Barjon, J.

    2017-09-01

    Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) has recently gained a strong interest as a strategic component in engineering van der Waals heterostructures built with 2D crystals such as graphene. This work reports micro-Raman measurements on hBN flakes made of a few atomic layers, prepared by mechanical exfoliation. The temperature dependence of the Raman scattering in hBN is investigated first such as to define appropriate measurements conditions suitable for thin layers avoiding undesirable heating induced effects. We further focus on the low frequency Raman mode corresponding to the rigid shearing oscillation between adjacent layers, found to be equal to 52.5 cm-1 in bulk hBN. For hBN sheets with thicknesses below typically 4 nm, the frequency of this mode presents discrete values, which are found to decrease down to 46.0(5) cm-1 for a three-layer hBN, in good agreement with the linear-chain model. This makes Raman spectroscopy a relevant tool to quantitatively determine in a non destructive way the number of layers in ultra thin hBN sheets, below 8 L, prior to their integration in van der Waals heterostructures.

  11. Pnma-BN: Another Boron Nitride Polymorph with Interesting Physical Properties

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    Zhenyang Ma

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Structural, mechanical, electronic properties, and stability of boron nitride (BN in Pnma structure were studied using first-principles calculations by Cambridge Serial Total Energy Package (CASTEP plane-wave code, and the calculations were performed with the local density approximation and generalized gradient approximation in the form of Perdew–Burke–Ernzerhof. This BN, called Pnma-BN, contains four boron atoms and four nitrogen atoms buckled through sp3-hybridized bonds in an orthorhombic symmetry unit cell with Space group of Pnma. Pnma-BN is energetically stable, mechanically stable, and dynamically stable at ambient pressure and high pressure. The calculated Pugh ratio and Poisson’s ratio revealed that Pnma-BN is brittle, and Pnma-BN is found to turn brittle to ductile (~94 GPa in this pressure range. It shows a higher mechanical anisotropy in Poisson’s ratio, shear modulus, Young’s modulus, and the universal elastic anisotropy index AU. Band structure calculations indicate that Pnma-BN is an insulator with indirect band gap of 7.18 eV. The most extraordinary thing is that the band gap increases first and then decreases with the increase of pressure from 0 to 60 GPa, and from 60 to 100 GPa, the band gap increases first and then decreases again.

  12. Optoelectronic properties of higher acenes, their BN analogue and substituted derivatives

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    Armaković, Stevan, E-mail: stevan.armakovic@df.uns.ac.rs [University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physics, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 4, 21000, Novi Sad (Serbia); Armaković, Sanja J. [University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3, 21000, Novi Sad (Serbia); Holodkov, Vladimir [Educons University, Faculty of Sport and Tourism - TIMS, Radnička 30a, 21000, Novi Sad (Serbia); Pelemiš, Svetlana [University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Technology, Karakaj bb, 75400, Zvornik, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    2016-02-15

    We have investigated optoelectronic properties of higher acenes: pentacene, hexacene, heptacene, octacene, nonacene, decacene and their boron-nitride (BN) analogues, within the framework of density functional theory (DFT). We have also investigated the optoelectronic properties of acenes modified by BN substitution. Calculated optoelectronic properties encompasses: oxidation and reduction potentials, electron and hole reorganization energies and energy difference between excited first singlet and triplet states ΔE(S{sub 1}−T{sub 1}). Oxidation and reduction potentials indicate significantly better stability of BN analogues, comparing with their all-carbon relatives. Although higher acenes possess lower electron and hole reorganization energies, with both best values much lower than 0.1 eV, their BN analogues also have competitive values of reorganization energies, especially for holes for which reorganization energy is also lower than 0.1 eV. On the other hand ΔE(S{sub 1}−T{sub 1}) is much better for BN analogues, having values that indicate that BN analogues are possible applicable for thermally activated delayed fluorescence. - Highlights: • Optoelectronic properties of structures based on higher acenes have been investigated. • Oxidation and reduction potentials together with reorganization energies are calculated. • TADF is analyzed through calculation of ΔE(S{sub 1}−T{sub 1}), which is much better for BN analogues. • Reorganization energies of acenes improve with the increase of number of benzene rings.

  13. Controlling the electronic properties of the graphene nanoflakes by BN impurities

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    Mohammed, Mohammed H.

    2018-01-01

    Electronic properties of the graphene nanoflakes (GNFs) can be controlled by using chemical doping method. First-principle of the density functional theory (DFT) method, which is implemented in the Gaussian 09W program are used to investigate the electronic properties, such as electronic band gap, DOS, total energy, dipole moment, HOMO, and LOMO energies of the GNFs with and without various concentrations of the BN impurities in various sites. There are very significant results. My founding results show that these properties of the GNFs depend on the concentrations of BN impurities and the geometrical pattern of the BN impurities in the GNFs. By increasing the distance between these impurities, the electronic band gap and the shape of the DOS are reduced and altered, respectively. So, the results offer that the electronic band gap value depends on the concentrations of BN impurities and sites of these impurities in the GNFs. The electronic dipole moments value is increased by increased the concentrations of the BN impurities. All structures became more stable due to the total energy is increased, excepted B, BN and B2N impurities, which is reduced and make GNFs structure unstable. Then, GNFs can be used in various applications because the electronic properties of the GNFs are controlled and modified with BN impurities.

  14. Growth of two-dimensional materials on non-catalytic substrates: h-BN/Au(111)

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    Camilli, L.; Sutter, E.; Sutter, P.

    2014-09-01

    The growth of two-dimensional (2D) materials is a topic of very high scientific and technological interest. While chemical vapour deposition on catalytic metals has become a well developed approach for the growth of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (BN), very few alternative approaches for synthesis on non-reactive supports have been explored so far. Here we report the growth of BN on gold, using magnetron sputtering of B in N2/Ar atmosphere, a scalable method using only non-toxic reagents. Scanning tunnelling microscopy at low coverage shows primarily triangular monolayer BN islands exhibiting two ‘magic’ orientations on the Au(111) surface. Such rotational alignment of BN on Au(111) is surprising, given the expected weak binding and the high lattice mismatch (˜14%) between BN and Au. Our observations are consistent with a strong coupling between the edges of BN flakes and the substrate, which leads to the selection of BN orientations that maximize the orbital overlap between edge atoms and Au surface atoms. Diverse flake morphologies resembling the shape of butterflies, six-apex stars and diamonds, implying alternating B- and N- terminated edges, are observed as well. Our results provide insight into the growth mechanisms of 2D materials on weakly interacting and chemically inert substrates, and provide the basis for integrating other 2D materials with atomically precise graphene nanostructures synthesized from molecular precursors on Au.

  15. Alternating current electrophoretic deposition of HA and hBN nanoparticles on Ti substrate

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    Geçgin, Merve; AY, Nuran; Göncü, Yapıncak

    2017-01-01

    Hydroxyapatite (HA) and hexagonal boron nitride(hBN) are biocompatible materials. In this study, nano HA and nano hBN were usedfor coatings of titanium (Ti) substrate. The nanoparticles were deposited on Ti substrates by alternating current electrophoretic deposition (AC-EPD). Suspensions were consist of nano HA and also comprised of the various amount of nano hBN (0.0-2.0-5.0-10.0 and 25.0 wt. % by the percentage of hydroxyapatite). The coated samples were heat treated at 800C in Aratmospher...

  16. Sensitivity of BN nano-cages to caffeine and nicotine molecules

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    Soltani, Alireza; Baei, Mohammad T.; Tazikeh Lemeski, E.; Shahini, Malihe

    2014-12-01

    Adsorption of caffeine and nicotine molecules over B12N12 and B16N16 nano-cages were investigated by using first-principles calculations to define whether BN nano-cages are applicable for filtering or sensing caffeine and nicotine molecules. The chemisorption energy of nicotine molecule on BN nano-cages is very stronger than caffeine molecule. Upon the adsorption of caffeine and nicotine molecules, the electronic properties of the BN nano-cages can be significantly changed, being too much sensitized on the caffeine and nicotine adsorptions.

  17. De invloed van Temik en rooidatum op de vermeerdering van Globodera pallida op het vroege pootardappelras Premiere

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    Molendijk, L.P.G.; Schomaker, C.H.; Hoek, J.; Gastel, van A.W.W.

    2006-01-01

    In een proef in 2005 op een praktijkperceel te Firdgum (Friesland) is onderzoek uitgevoerd naar het effect van Temik op de populatiedynamica van Globodera pallida in pootgoedteelt van het vroege ras Premiére, dat vatbaar is voor G. pallida. Temik kon op beide oogsttijdstippen de vermeerdering van G.

  18. 14th SpaceOps Conference

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    Schmidhuber, Michael; Lee, Young; Kim, Bangyeop

    2017-01-01

    This book includes a selection of 30 reviewed and enhanced manuscripts published during the 14th SpaceOps Conference held in May 2016 in Daejeon, South Korea. The selection was driven by their quality and relevance to the space operations community. The papers represent a cross-section of three main subject areas: · Mission Management – management tasks for designing, preparing and operating a particular mission. · Spacecraft Operations – preparation and implementation of all activities to operate a space vehicle (crewed and uncrewed) under all conditions. · Ground Operations – preparation, qualification, and operations of a mission dedicated ground segment and appropriate infrastructure including antennas, control centers, and communication means and interfaces. This book promotes the SpaceOps Committee’s mission to foster the technical interchange on all aspects of space mission operations and ground data systems while promoting and maintaining an international community of space operations exper...

  19. Sepsis Patient Detection and Monitor Based on Auto-BN.

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    Jiang, Yu; Sha, Lui; Rahmaniheris, Maryam; Wan, Binhua; Hosseini, Mohammad; Tan, Pengliu; Berlin, Richard B

    2016-04-01

    Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by an inappropriate immune response to infection, and is a leading cause of elderly death globally. Early recognition of patients and timely antibiotic therapy based on guidelines improve survival rate. Unfortunately, for those patients, it is often detected late because it is too expensive and impractical to perform frequent monitoring for all the elderly. In this paper, we present a risk driven sepsis screening and monitoring framework to shorten the time of onset detection without frequent monitoring of all the elderly. Within this framework, the sepsis ultimate risk of onset probability and mortality is calculated based on a novel temporal probabilistic model named Auto-BN, which consists of time dependent state, state dependent property, and state dependent inference structures. Then, different stages of a patient are encoded into different states, monitoring frequency is encoded into the state dependent property, and screening content is encoded into different state dependent inference structures. In this way, the screening and monitoring frequency and content can be automatically adjusted when encoding the sepsis ultimate risk into the guard of state transition. This allows for flexible manipulation of the tradeoff between screening accuracy and frequency. We evaluate its effectiveness through empirical study, and incorporate it into existing medical guidance system to improve medical healthcare.

  20. Methoxylation of Singly Bonded 1,4-1',4'-BnC60-C60Bn Dimer: Preferential Formation of 1,4-C60 Adduct with Sterically Less Demanding Addends and Stability Difference between 1,2- and 1,4-OMe(Bn)C60.

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    He, Fa-Gui; Li, Zong-Jun; Gao, Xiang

    2016-08-05

    Methoxylation of the singly bonded 1,4-1',4'-BnC60-C60Bn dimer afforded 1,4-OMe(Bn)C60, a 1,4-C60 adduct with sterically less demanding addends, as the major adduct. The situation was different from that of direct functionalization of C60, where 1,2-OMe(Bn)C60 was obtained as the major product. The reaction was studied with in situ vis-NIR spectroscopy and computational calculations to obtain a better understanding of this unusual regioselectivity. The stability difference between 1,2- and 1,4-OMe(Bn)C60 was studied.

  1. Evaluating the microstructure and mechanical performance of sputtered TiAlBN nanocomposite coating

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    Das, Pritam; Anwar, Shahid; Anwar, Sharmistha

    2017-05-01

    We report here the microstructural and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline (nc) Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) embedded in nanocrystalline Boron Nitride (BN) nanocomposite films. The coatings were deposited on Si substrate using reactive magnetron co-sputtering by varying BN power. Coatings were characterized by using grazing incident X-ray diffraction (GIXRD), Raman spectroscopy, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and nanoindentation. GIXRD showed the formation of cubic Ti3AlN and hexagonal BN phase in the coating. Variation in structure and target power of BN influence the mechanical property of the coating. Mechanical property increases with power up to 100W, then decrease with further increase in power.

  2. h-BN-layer-induced chiral decomposition in the electronic properties of multilayer graphene

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    Zasada, I.; Maślanka, P.; Molenda, A.; Łuczak, K.

    2018-02-01

    We discuss the chiral decomposition of non-symmetric stacking structures. It is shown that the low-energy electronic structure of a Bernal stacked graphene multilayer deposited on h-BN consists of chiral pseudospin doublets. N-layer graphene stacks on the h-BN layer have N/2 effective bilayer graphene systems and one effective h-BN layer if N is even or (N-1)/2 effective graphene bilayers plus one graphene monolayer modified by an h-BN layer if N is odd. We present the decomposition procedure and derive the recurrence relations for the effective parameters characterizing the chiral subsystems. In this case, the effective parameters consist of interlayer couplings and on-site potentials in contrast to pure graphene multilayer systems where only interlayer couplings are modified. We apply this procedure to discuss the Klein tunnelling phenomena and quantitatively compare the results with pure graphene multilayer systems.

  3. Structural analysis of graphene and h-BN: A molecular dynamics approach

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    Thomas, Siby; Ajith, K. M., E-mail: ajith@nitk.ac.in [Computational Physics Lab, Department of Physics, National Institute of technology Karnataka, Surathkal PO: Srinivasnagar, Mangalore, India - 575025 (India); Valsakumar, M. C. [Department of physics, Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad, Ahalia Campus, Kozhipara, Palakkad, Kerala, India - 678557 (India)

    2016-05-06

    Classical molecular dynamics simulation is employed to analyze pair correlations in graphene and h-BN at various temperatures to explore the integrity of their respective structures. As the temperature increases, the height fluctuations in the out-of-plane direction of both graphene and h-BN are found to increase. The positional spread of atoms also increases with temperature. Thus the amplitude of the peak positions in the radial distribution function (RDF) decreases with temperature. It is found that FWHM of peaks in the RDF of h-BN is smaller as compared to those of graphene which implies that the structure of h-BN is more robust as compared to that of graphene with respect to their respective empirical potential.

  4. Ultrafast relaxation of hot phonons in graphene-hBN heterostructures

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    Dheeraj Golla

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Fast carrier cooling is important for high power graphene based devices. Strongly coupled optical phonons play a major role in the relaxation of photoexcited carriers in graphene. Heterostructures of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN have shown exceptional mobility and high saturation current, which makes them ideal for applications, but the effect of the hBN substrate on carrier cooling mechanisms is not understood. We track the cooling of hot photo-excited carriers in graphene-hBN heterostructures using ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy. We find that the carriers cool down four times faster in the case of graphene on hBN than on a silicon oxide substrate thus overcoming the hot phonon bottleneck that plagues cooling in graphene devices.

  5. Enhancing the mechanical properties of BN nanosheet-polymer composites by uniaxial drawing.

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    Jan, Rahim; May, Peter; Bell, Alan P; Habib, Amir; Khan, Umar; Coleman, Jonathan N

    2014-05-07

    We have used liquid exfoliation of hexagonal Boron-Nitride (BN) to prepare composites of BN nanosheets of three different sizes in polyvinylchloride matrices. These composites show low levels of reinforcement, consistent with poor alignment of the nanosheets as-described by a modified version of Halpin-Tsai theory. However, drawing of the composites to 300% strain results in a considerable increase in mechanical properties with the maximum composite modulus and strength both ∼×3 higher than that of the pristine polymer. In addition, the rate of increase of modulus with BN volume fraction was up to 3-fold larger than for the unstrained composites. This is higher than can be explained by drawing-induced alignment using Halpin-Tsai theory. However, the data was consistent with a combination of alignment and strain-induced de-aggregation of BN multilayers.

  6. Selective-area heteroepitaxial growth of h-BN micropatterns on graphene layers

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    Yun, Jiyoung; Oh, Hongseok; Jo, Janghyun; Lee, Hyun Hwi; Kim, Miyoung; Yi, Gyu-Chul

    2018-01-01

    We report the selective-area heteroepitaxial growth of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) on graphene layers using catalyst-free chemical vapor deposition. For both catalyst-free and selective-area growth, exfoliated graphene layers were irradiated with a focused ion beam to generate nucleation sites on the inert graphene surface. A high-quality, ultrathin h-BN micropattern array was selectively grown only on the patterned region of graphene using borazine, ammonia, and nitrogen without any metal catalyst. The crystal structure and microstructural properties of h-BN grown on graphene were investigated using synchrotron radiation x-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy, respectively. The catalyst-free growth mechanism and heteroepitaxial relationship between h-BN and graphene layers are discussed.

  7. Calculation of the octanol-water partition coefficient of armchair polyhex BN nanotubes

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    Mohammadinasab, E.; Pérez-Sánchez, H.; Goodarzi, M.

    2017-12-01

    A predictive model for determination partition coefficient (log P) of armchair polyhex BN nanotubes by using simple descriptors was built. The relationship between the octanol-water log P and quantum chemical descriptors, electric moments, and topological indices of some armchair polyhex BN nanotubes with various lengths and fixed circumference are represented. Based on density functional theory electric moments and physico-chemical properties of those nanotubes are calculated.

  8. BnNAC485 is involved in abiotic stress responses and flowering time in Brassica napus.

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    Ying, Lu; Chen, Haiying; Cai, Weiming

    2014-06-01

    NAC domain proteins are plant-specific transcription factors that play important roles in plant growth and development. In this present study, we isolated BnNAC485 from Brassica napus L. (cv. HuYou15) and found that it showed high homology (84% at the amino acid level) with a NAC protein called AtRD26/ANAC072. BnNAC485 was specifically expressed in cotyledons and leaves of young seedlings, and expression was induced by abiotic stress and abscisic acid (ABA) treatment. The BnNAC485 protein localized to the nucleus. Over-expression of BnNAC485 enhanced tolerance to abiotic stress compared with wild-type plants in both B. napus and Arabidopsis thaliana. Furthermore, under exogenous ABA stress, BnNAC485 over-expression lines showed hypersensitivity to this treatment compared with wild-type B. napus and A. thaliana plants. Moreover, exogenous ABA treatment enhanced stomatal closing in B. napus plants over-expressing BnNAC485. Real-time RT-PCR assays showed that some abiotic- or ABA-responsive genes were up-regulated in A. thaliana plants over-expressing BnNAC485. Additionally, the transgenic lines flowered earlier than the wild-type B. napus and A. thaliana plants and the expression patterns of certain circadian clock genes were found to have changed. These results suggest that BnNAC485 acts in response to abiotic stress in plants via an ABA-mediated pathway and this gene can also alter plant flowering time. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  9. Band gap tunning in BN-doped graphene systems with high carrier mobility

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    Kaloni, T. P.

    2014-02-17

    Using density functional theory, we present a comparative study of the electronic properties of BN-doped graphene monolayer, bilayer, trilayer, and multilayer systems. In addition, we address a superlattice of pristine and BN-doped graphene. Five doping levels between 12.5% and 75% are considered, for which we obtain band gaps from 0.02 eV to 2.43 eV. We demonstrate a low effective mass of the charge carriers.

  10. Negligible environmental sensitivity of graphene in a hexagonal boron nitride/graphene/h-BN sandwich structure.

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    Wang, Lei; Chen, Zheyuan; Dean, Cory R; Taniguchi, Takashi; Watanabe, Kenji; Brus, Louis E; Hone, James

    2012-10-23

    Using Raman spectroscopy, we study the environmental sensitivity of mechanically exfoliated and electrically floating single-layer graphene transferred onto a hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) substrate, in comparison with graphene deposited on a SiO(2) substrate. In order to understand and isolate the substrate effect on graphene electrical properties, we model and correct for Raman optical interference in the substrates. As-deposited and unannealed graphene shows a large I(2D)/I(G) ratio on both substrates, indicating extremely high quality, close to that of graphene suspended in vacuum. Thermal annealing strongly activates subsequent environmental sensitivity on the SiO(2) substrate; such activation is reduced but not eliminated on the h-BN substrate. In contrast, in a h-BN/graphene/h-BN sandwich structure, with graphene protected on both sides, graphene remains pristine despite thermal processing. Raman data provide a deeper understanding of the previously observed improved graphene electrical conductivity on h-BN substrates. In the sandwich structure, the graphene 2D Raman feature has a higher frequency and narrower line width than in pristine suspended graphene, implying that the local h-BN environment modestly yet measurably changes graphene electron and phonon dispersions.

  11. Theoretical study on critical thickness of heteroepitaxial h-BN on hexagonal crystals

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    Yu, Jiadong; Wang, Lai; Hao, Zhibiao; Luo, Yi; Sun, Changzheng; Han, Yanjun; Xiong, Bing; Wang, Jian; Li, Hongtao

    2017-06-01

    Hexagonal crystals are suitable underlayer candidates for hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) heteroepitaxy due to their similar in-plane atomic arrangement. When the thickness of h-BN is beyond a critical value, its accumulated stress resulting from the lattice mismatch can be relaxed by generating dislocation or changing into three-dimensional growth. Here we calculate the evolution of h-BN critical thickness with the growth temperature when it is grown on various frequently-used hexagonal crystals for both cases. The results show that in order to minimize the lattice mismatch, a low growth temperature is preferred when grown on GaN or Si(1 1 1) while on the contrary when grown on 6H-SiC or α-Al2O3. Besides, AlN is the most unique underlayer as its lattice mismatch with h-BN is relatively small (100 nm) growth. Moreover, large area of two-dimensional thin h-BN (5-15 nm) layer can be obtained on GaN, 6H-SiC, Si(1 1 1) or α-Al2O3 except for graphene. On the other hand, calculation indicates that large area of graphene can be grown on h-BN.

  12. Diabetic Csf1op/op Mice Lacking Macrophages Are Protected Against the Development of Delayed Gastric EmptyingSummary

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    Gianluca Cipriani

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background & Aims: Diabetic gastroparesis is associated with changes in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC, neurons, and smooth muscle cells in both animal models and humans. Macrophages appear to be critical to the development of cellular damage that leads to delayed gastric emptying (GE, but the mechanisms involved are not well understood. Csf1op/op (Op/Op mice lack biologically active Csf1 (macrophage colony stimulating factor, resulting in the absence of Csf1-dependent tissue macrophages. We used Csf1op/op mice to determine the role of macrophages in the development of delayed GE. Methods: Animals were injected with streptozotocin to make them diabetic. GE was determined weekly. Immunohistochemistry was used to identify macrophages and ICC networks in the gastric muscular layers. Oxidative stress was measured by serum malondialdehyde (MDA levels. Quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction was used to measure levels of mRNA. Results: Csf1op/op mice had normal ICC. With onset of diabetes both Csf1op/op and wild-type Csf1+/+ mice developed increased levels of oxidative stress (75.8 ± 9.1 and 41.2 ± 13.6 nmol/mL MDA, respectively. Wild-type Csf1+/+ mice developed delayed GE after the onset of diabetes (4 of 13 whereas no diabetic Csf1op/op mouse developed delayed GE (0 of 15, P = .035. The ICC were disrupted in diabetic wild-type Csf1+/+ mice with delayed GE but remained normal in diabetic Csf1op/op mice. Conclusions: Cellular injury and development of delayed GE in diabetes requires the presence of muscle layer macrophages. Targeting macrophages may be an effective therapeutic option to prevent cellular damage and development of delayed GE in diabetes. Keywords: Diabetic Complications, Gastroparesis, Interstitial Cells of Cajal

  13. CO-OP DOE foundry process results

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    Werner, Thomas R.; Cox, J. Allen; Gieske, J.; Hewitt, K.; Raj, Kannan; Athale, Ravindra A.

    1997-05-01

    The DARPA-funded Consortium for Optical and Optoelectronic Technologies for Computing (CO-OP) recently completed the first DOE Foundry run delivering ten samples to each of nineteen users, each with a unique design. The binary optics process was used to provide a maximum of eight phase levels at a design wavelength of 850 nm. Averaged over all users and all samples, an etch depth error of one percent and alignment accuracy within 0.25 micron were achieved. This paper summarizes the details of the process results.

  14. ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY,

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    MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY ), INFORMATION THEORY, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, PERCEPTION( PSYCHOLOGY ...PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, AUTOMATION, BRAIN, AUDITORY PERCEPTION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, MEMORY( PSYCHOLOGY ), MOTOR REACTIONS, NOISE, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), USSR

  15. The Evaluation of Epiphyseal Plate Histological Changes in Osteopetrotic op/op Mice.

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    Aligholi Sobhani

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed for evaluation of epiphyseal plate histological changes of femur bones in osteopetrotic op/op mice.In this study 5 osteopetrotic op/op mice which were purchased from the commercial source were used.The animals were killed by overdose of chloroform and their femur bones were extracted. The bones were fixed in 10% formaldehyde and decalcified by HCl (0.6N, and routine histological processing were performed. The sections were stained by H&E methods and studied by conventional light microscopy. The results showed that, proliferative zone (PZ and especially hypertrophic zone (HZ were much thickened. In the ossification zone, trabecular bones were irregular and atypical osteoblast cells were observed. The osteoclast cells were not attached to trabecular bones. The bone marrow cavity was restricted and bone marrow cells were poor and scattered. Findings of the present investigation are similar to those reported about epiphyseal plate in osteosclerotic (OC mice in which epiphyseal plate especially hypertrophic zone was thickened and chondrocytes were not substituted for osteoblasts in calcified cartilage area. Also, osteoclast cells had been inactive or absent in OC mice. For prevention of other complication due to the epiphyseal plate changes in new borne, suitable and punctually treatment protocols such as prescription of Macrophage Colony Stimulating-Factor (MCS-F could be useful.

  16. Structural Concrete Using Oil Palm Shell (OPS) as Lightweight Aggregate

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    TEO, D. C. L.; M. A. Mannan; V.J. Kurian

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents part of the experimental results of an on-going research project to produce structural lightweight concrete using solid waste, oil palm shell (OPS), as a coarse aggregate. Reported in the paper are the compressive strength, bond strength, modulus of elasticity, and flexural behaviour of OPS concrete. It was found that although OPS concrete has a low modulus of elasticity, full-scale beam tests revealed that deflection under the design service loads is acceptable a...

  17. Detailed Structures of Hexagonal Diamond (lonsdaleite) and Wurtzite-type BN

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    Yoshiasa, Akira; Murai, Yu; Ohtaka, Osamu; Katsura, Tomoo

    2003-04-01

    Hexagonal diamond (hDIA) and wurtzite-type BN (wBN) powders were synthesized using a Kawai-type high-pressure apparatus and the essential details of their structures were examined by Reitveld refinements in order to investigate their thermodynamic stability and transition mechanism. X-ray diffraction profiles of the products were well explained by a mixture of hDIA and cubic diamond (cDIA) with stacking faults. The mass fraction of hDIA and cDIA was 50:50 for the products annealed between 800 and 1400°C and it became 20:80 for the product annealed at 1600°C. Temperatures higher than 1600°C seem to favor the formation of cDIA or to induce the conversion from hDIA to cDIA. Structure refinement revealed that a decrease and an increase in the basal and apical distances of C-C and B-N bonds in hDIA and wBN, respectively, are introduced by lowering the symmetry from cubic to hexagonal. Since the relative stability of wurtzite-type compounds largely depends on the distortion of the tetrahedral bond angle, the deviation from the ideal tetrahedron in both hDIA and wBN was refined to discuss their stability. The transition mechanism from graphite and graphite-like BN to hDIA and wBN is discussed by comparing the present results and those of previous simulation studies. Based on analogous features observed in the synthetic hDIA and lonsdaleite (natural hDIA found in meteorites), the formation mechanism of hDIA in meteorites is proposed.

  18. Vacuolar iron transporter BnMEB2 is involved in enhancing iron tolerance of Brassica napus

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    Wei Zhu

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Iron toxicity is a major nutrient disorder that severely affects crop development and yield. Vacuolar detoxification of metal stress is an important strategy for plants to survive and adapt to this adverse environment. Vacuolar iron transporter (VIT members are involved in this process and play essential roles in iron storage and transport. In this study, a rapeseed VIT gene BnMEB2 (BnaC07g30170D was identified. BnMEB2 is a homolog to Arabidopsis MEB2 (At5g24290 and acts as a detoxifier in vacuolar sequestration of divalent metal. Transient expression analysis revealed that BnMEB2 was localized to the vacuolar membrane. Q-PCR detection showed a high expression of BnMEB2 in mature (60-day-old leaves and could be obviously induced by exogenous iron stress in both roots and leaves. Over-expressed BnMEB2 in both Arabidopsis wild type and meb2 mutant seedlings resulted in greatly improved iron tolerability with no significant changes in the expression level of other vacuolar iron transporter genes. The mutant meb2 grew slowly and its root hair elongation was inhibited under high iron concentration condition while BnMEB2 over-expressed transgenic plants of the mutant restored the phenotypes with apparently higher iron storage in roots and dramatically increased iron content in the whole plant. Taken together, these results suggested that BnMEB2 was a VIT gene in rapeseed which was necessary for safe storage and vacuole detoxification function of excess iron to enhance the tolerance of iron toxicity. This research sheds light on a potentially new strategy for attenuating hazardous metal stress from environment and improving iron biofortification in Brassicaceae crops.

  19. Laser-based diagnostics applied to the study of BN nanotubes synthesis.

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    Cau, M; Dorval, N; Attal-Trétout, B; Cochon, J L; Cao, B; Bresson, L; Jaffrennou, P; Silly, M; Loiseau, A; Obraztsova, E D

    2008-11-01

    The boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) synthesis, using CO2-laser vaporization of a BN target under nitrogen gas, is investigated by UV-laser induced fluorescence (LIF) of the vapor phase and UV-Rayleigh scattering (RS) of the gas-suspended nanoparticles. The LIF signal from B atoms is mainly detected in the 1.5 mm-thick region above the BN target. It originates from a boron-rich vapor region confined near the hot boron droplet formed at the target surface. Then, recombination between hot boron and N2 gas occurs through a fast condensation process as revealed by both the depletion of B atoms from the vapor phase and the RS signal arising from the grown BN nanoparticles. Fluorescence spectra exhibit a strong peak at 250 nm due to boron fluorescence and mainly to nanoparticles Rayleigh scattering. A narrow peak is observed at 210 nm and a broader peak at 189 nm. These bands are tentatively assigned to fluorescence or photoluminescence (PL) from gaseous or solid BN species respectively since both gas and solid phases coexist in the plume due to the rapid cooling process. Two very weak bands occur at 308 nm and 350 nm. They are related to PL of defects bands from BN nanostructures on the basis of ex situ PL spectra of h-BN crystallites and multi-wall BNNTs. Detection of oxygen impurities is shown feasible through LIF from BO radical which is detected just above the BN target evaporated under vacuum pressure (approximately 1 mbar). An optical diagnostic strategy is demonstrated from these first in situ observations during BNNTs synthesis.

  20. Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Resin Composites Filled with Combustion Synthesized h-BN Particles.

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    Chung, Shyan-Lung; Lin, Jeng-Shung

    2016-05-20

    The thermal conductivity of epoxy resin composites filled with combustion-synthesized hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) particles was investigated. The mixing of the composite constituents was carried out by either a dry method (involving no use of solvent) for low filler loadings or a solvent method (using acetone as solvent) for higher filler loadings. It was found that surface treatment of the h-BN particles using the silane 3-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS) increases the thermal conductivity of the resultant composites in a lesser amount compared to the values reported by other studies. This was explained by the fact that the combustion synthesized h-BN particles contain less -OH or active sites on the surface, thus adsorbing less amounts of GPTMS. However, the thermal conductivity of the composites filled with the combustion synthesized h-BN was found to be comparable to that with commercially available h-BN reported in other studies. The thermal conductivity of the composites was found to be higher when larger h-BN particles were used. The thermal conductivity was also found to increase with increasing filler content to a maximum and then begin to decrease with further increases in this content. In addition to the effect of higher porosity at higher filler contents, more horizontally oriented h-BN particles formed at higher filler loadings (perhaps due to pressing during formation of the composites) were suggested to be a factor causing this decrease of the thermal conductivity. The measured thermal conductivities were compared to theoretical predictions based on the Nielsen and Lewis theory. The theoretical predictions were found to be lower than the experimental values at low filler contents ( 60 vol %).

  1. Military Psychology.

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    MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , *TEXTBOOKS, USSR, ORGANIZATIONS, COMBAT READINESS, PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, REASONING, SURVEYS...TRANSLATIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PERCEPTION( PSYCHOLOGY ), PERSONALITY, COMMUNISM, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, EMOTIONS.

  2. Diamond and cBN hybrid and nanomodified cutting tools with enhanced performance: Development, testing and modelling

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    Loginov, Pavel; Mishnaevsky, Leon; Levashov, Evgeny

    2015-01-01

    The potential of enhancement of superhard steel and cast iron cutting tool performance on the basis of microstuctural modifications of the tool materials is studied. Hybrid machining tools with mixed diamond and cBN grains, as well as machining tool with composite nanomodified metallic binder...... are developed, and tested experimentally and numerically. It is demonstrated that both combination of diamond and cBN (hybrid structure) and nanomodification of metallic binder (with hexagonal boron nitride/hBN platelets) lead to sufficient improvement of the cast iron machining performance. The superhard tools...... with 25% of diamond replaced by cBN grains demonstrate 20% increased performance as compared with pure diamond machining tools, and more than two times higher performance as compared with pure cBN tools. Further, cast iron machining efficiency of the wheels modified by hBN particles was 80% more efficient...

  3. Pulse electric current sintering of cubic boron nitride/tungsten carbide–cobalt (cBN/WC–Co) composites: Effect of cBN particle size and volume fraction on their microstructure and properties

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    Wang, Bo, E-mail: xiaoboking@gmail.com [State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road No. 28, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi Province (China); State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road No. 28, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi Province (China); Qin, Yi [State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road No. 28, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi Province (China); Jin, Feng [State Key Laboratory for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road No. 28, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi Province (China); Yang, Jian-Feng, E-mail: yang155@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road No. 28, Xi' an 710049, Shaanxi Province (China); Ishizaki, Kozo [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

    2014-06-01

    Cubic boron nitride/tungsten carbide–cobalt (cBN/WC–Co) composites were fabricated by pulse electric current sintering (PECS), using Ni–P as sintering additives to promote low temperature densification. The effect of cBN particle size and volume fraction on the densification, microstructure and mechanical properties of WC–Co composites was investigated. There was no phase transformation from cBN to hBN (hexagonal BN) with low-hardness due to low sintering temperature (1100–1200 °C) and short sintering time. Smaller cBN particle led to lower sinter-ability of the composites due to its high specific surface area. The 30 vol% 10–14 µm cBN/WC–Co composite (P14V30) exhibited high hardness (18.3 GPa, 1200 °C) and high fracture toughness (15.6 MP·m{sup 1/2}, 1000 °C). The high hardness resulted from the homogeneously dispersed cBN particles, which had a good bonding with the WC matrix. Increased fracture toughness was mainly attributed to crack deflection or bridging and pullout of cBN grains.

  4. Investigation of structure and mechanical properties of plasma vapor deposited nanocomposite TiBN films

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    Han, Bin; Neena, D.; Wang, Zesong; Kondamareddy, K. k.; Li, Na; Zuo, Wenbin; Yan, Shaojian; Liu, Chuansheng; Fu, Dejun

    2017-04-01

    TiBN coatings have huge potential applications as they have excellent properties with increasing modern industrial requirements. Nanocomposite TiBN coatings were synthesized on cemented carbide, high speed steel and Si substrates by using cathodic arc plasma ion plating from pure TiB2 ceramic targets. The structure and mechanical properties of the TiBN coatings were significantly influenced by the nitrogen partial pressure. Rutherford backscattering spectrometry demonstrates that the nitrogen content of the coating varied from 2.8% to 34.5% and high-resolution electron microscopy images reveal that all coatings have the characteristic of nanocrystals embedded in an amorphous matrix. The root-mean-square roughness of the coatings increases from 3.73 to 14.64 nm and the coefficients of friction of the coatings at room temperature vary from 0.54 to 0.73 with increasing nitrogen partial pressure. The microhardness of the coating increases up to 35.7 GPa at 10 sccm N2 flow rate. The smallest wear rate is 2.65 × 10-15 m3 N-1 m-1 which indicates that TiBN coatings have excellent wear resistance. The adhesion test revealed that the TiBN coatings have good adhesion at low nitrogen partial pressure.

  5. Effect of substrate temperature and gas flow ratio on the nanocomposite TiAlBN coating

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    Rosli, Z. M., E-mail: azmr@utem.edu.my; Kwan, W. L., E-mail: kwailoon86@gmail.com; Juoi, J. M., E-mail: jariah@utem.edu.my [Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka (Malaysia)

    2016-07-19

    Nanocomposite TiAlBN (nc-TiAlBN) coatings were successfully deposited via RF magnetron sputtering by varying the nitrogen-to-total gas flow ratio (R{sub N}), and substrate temperature (T{sub S}). All coatings were deposited on AISI 316 substrates using single Ti-Al-BN hot-pressed disc as a target. The grain size, phases, and chemical composition of the coatings were evaluated using glancing angle X-ray diffraction analysis (GAXRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Results showed that the grains size of the deposited nc-TiAlBN coatings were in the range of 3.5 to 5.7 nm and reached a nitride saturation state as early as 15 % R{sub N}. As the nitrogen concentration decreases, boron concentration increased from 9 at.% to 16.17 at.%. and thus, increase the TiB{sub 2} phase within the coatings. The T{sub S}, however, showed no significant effect either on the crystallographic structure, grain size, or in the chemical composition of the deposited nc-TiAlBN coating.

  6. Electrical and Thermal Transport in Coplanar Polycrystalline Graphene-hBN Heterostructures.

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    Barrios-Vargas, José Eduardo; Mortazavi, Bohayra; Cummings, Aron W; Martinez-Gordillo, Rafael; Pruneda, Miguel; Colombo, Luciano; Rabczuk, Timon; Roche, Stephan

    2017-03-08

    We present a theoretical study of electronic and thermal transport in polycrystalline heterostructures combining graphene (G) and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) grains of varying size and distribution. By increasing the hBN grain density from a few percent to 100%, the system evolves from a good conductor to an insulator, with the mobility dropping by orders of magnitude and the sheet resistance reaching the MΩ regime. The Seebeck coefficient is suppressed above 40% mixing, while the thermal conductivity of polycrystalline hBN is found to be on the order of 30-120 Wm(-1) K(-1). These results, agreeing with available experimental data, provide guidelines for tuning G-hBN properties in the context of two-dimensional materials engineering. In particular, while we proved that both electrical and thermal properties are largely affected by morphological features (e.g., by the grain size and composition), we find in all cases that nanometer-sized polycrystalline G-hBN heterostructures are not good thermoelectric materials.

  7. Graphene hot-electron light bulb: incandescence from hBN-encapsulated graphene in air

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    Son, Seok-Kyun; Šiškins, Makars; Mullan, Ciaran; Yin, Jun; Kravets, Vasyl G.; Kozikov, Aleksey; Ozdemir, Servet; Alhazmi, Manal; Holwill, Matthew; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniguchi, Takashi; Ghazaryan, Davit; Novoselov, Kostya S.; Fal’ko, Vladimir I.; Mishchenko, Artem

    2018-01-01

    The excellent electronic and mechanical properties of graphene allow it to sustain very large currents, enabling its incandescence through Joule heating in suspended devices. Although interesting scientifically and promising technologically, this process is unattainable in ambient environment, because graphene quickly oxidises at high temperatures. Here, we take the performance of graphene-based incandescent devices to the next level by encapsulating graphene with hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). Remarkably, we found that the hBN encapsulation provides an excellent protection for hot graphene filaments even at temperatures well above 2000 K. Unrivalled oxidation resistance of hBN combined with atomically clean graphene/hBN interface allows for a stable light emission from our devices in atmosphere for many hours of continuous operation. Furthermore, when confined in a simple photonic cavity, the thermal emission spectrum is modified by a cavity mode, shifting the emission to the visible range spectrum. We believe our results demonstrate that hBN/graphene heterostructures can be used to conveniently explore the technologically important high-temperature regime and to pave the way for future optoelectronic applications of graphene-based systems.

  8. Physico-mechanical and tribological properties of Cu/h-BN nanocomposites synthesized by PM route

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    Elkady, Omayma A.M. [Powder Metallurgy Division, Manufacturing Department, Central Metallurgical R and D Institute, P.O. 87 Helwan, 11421 Cairo (Egypt); Abu-Oqail, Ahmed [Mechanical Department, Faculty of Industrial Education, BeniSuef University (Egypt); Ewais, Emad M.M., E-mail: dr_ewais@hotmail.com [Refractory and Ceramic Materials Division, Advanced Materials Department, Central Metallurgical R and D Institute, P.O. 87 Helwan, 11421 Cairo (Egypt); El-Sheikh, M. [Mechanical Department, Faculty of Industrial Education, BeniSuef University (Egypt)

    2015-03-15

    Highlights: • Addition of h-BN to Cu nanoparticles is very novel. • Composites formed under 700 MPa and sintered at 950 °C/2 h gave the highest values. • The studied composites recorded anisotropic mechanical parameters. • These composites are expected to find a wide variety of advanced applications. - Abstract: Manufacture of self-lubricating net-shapes composites has become an important issue in recent years due to their unique tribological properties which make them suitable for a wide variety of advanced applications. In this work, nano-copper with 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 wt.% of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) composites were prepared by powder metallurgy (P/M) technology. These mixtures were uniaxially pressed by applying different loads (300–1200 MPa) and sintered at a temperature range of 900–1000 °C. The outcomes indicate that the relative green density is directly proportional to the applied load and inversely proportional to the content of h-BN. Cu/h-BN composites formed under 700 MPa and sintered at 950 °C for 2 h recorded the highest relative density, hardness and compression strength. They are exhibited the lowest electrical resistivity, wear rate and coefficient of friction. These results attributed to h-BN characteristics such as low density, high dielectric constant and lubricity.

  9. Tunability of 1/f Noise at Multiple Dirac Cones in hBN Encapsulated Graphene Devices.

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    Kumar, Chandan; Kuiri, Manabendra; Jung, Jeil; Das, Tanmoy; Das, Anindya

    2016-02-10

    The emergence of multiple Dirac cones in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN)-graphene heterostructures is particularly attractive because it offers potentially better landscape for higher and versatile transport properties than the primary Dirac cone. However, the transport coefficients of the cloned Dirac cones is yet not fully characterized and many open questions, including the evolution of charge dynamics and impurity scattering responsible for them, have remained unexplored. Noise measurements, having the potential to address these questions, have not been performed to date in dual-gated hBN-graphene-hBN devices. Here, we present the low-frequency 1/f noise measurements at multiple Dirac cones in hBN encapsulated single and bilayer graphene in dual-gated geometry. Our results reveal that the low-frequency noise in graphene can be tuned by more than two-orders of magnitude by changing carrier concentration as well as by modifying the band structure in bilayer graphene. We find that the noise is surprisingly suppressed at the cloned Dirac cone compared to the primary Dirac cone in single layer graphene device, while it is strongly enhanced for the bilayer graphene with band gap opening. The results are explained with the calculation of dielectric function using tight-binding model. Our results also indicate that the 1/f noise indeed follows the Hooge's empirical formula in hBN-protected devices in dual-gated geometry. We also present for the first time the noise data in bipolar regime of a graphene device.

  10. Enhanced Superhydrophobic Performance of BN-MoS2 Heterostructure Prepared via a Rapid, One-Pot Supercritical Fluid Processing.

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    Thangasamy, Pitchai; Partheeban, Thamodaran; Sudanthiramoorthy, Subramanian; Sathish, Marappan

    2017-06-20

    Fabrication of highly crystalline BN-MoS2 heterostructure with >95% yield was demonstrated using one-pot supercritical fluid processing within 30 min. The existence of 20-50 layers of BN-MoS2 in the prepared heterostructure was confirmed by AFM analysis. The HR-TEM imaging and mapping analysis revealed the well-melded BN and MoS2 nanosheets in the heterostructure. The drastic reduction in XRD line intensities corresponding to the (002) plane and broadening of the peaks for the BN system over MoS2 indicated the effective exfoliation and lateral size reduction in BN nanosheets during SCF processing. Also, the exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets are preferentially exposed rather than BN nanosheets; consequently, the MoS2 nanosheets sturdily covered BN nanosheets in the heterostructure. The exfoliated BN and MoS2 nanosheets with nanoscale roughness make the surface highly hydrophobic in nature. As a result, the BN-MoS2 heterostructure showed superior superhydrophobic performance with high water contact angle of 165.9°, which is much higher than the value reported in the literature.

  11. Microstructure Characteristics and Properties of HVOF Sprayed Ni-Based Alloy Nano-h-BN Self-Lubricating Composite Coatings

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    Xiaofeng Zhang; Long Zhang; Zhenyi Huang

    2015-01-01

    A Ni-based alloy/nano-h-BN self-lubricating composite coating was produced on medium carbon steel by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spraying technique. The powder feedstocks for HVOF spraying were prepared by ball milling and agglomerated the nano-h-BN with Ni-based alloy powders. The microstructure and mechanical properties of coatings have been investigated. With the increasing of h-BN contents, some delaminations appeared gradually in the coatings and a continuous network with h-BN phase...

  12. CBT4BN versus CBTF2F: Comparison of Online versus Face-To-FaceTreatment for Bulimia Nervosa

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    Bulik, Cynthia M.; Marcus, Marsha D.; Zerwas, Stephanie; Levine, Michele D.; Hofmeier, Sara; Trace, Sara E.; Hamer, Robert M.; Zimmer, Benjamin; Moessner, Markus; Kordy, Hans

    2012-01-01

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is currently the “gold standard” for treatment of bulimia nervosa (BN), and is effective for approximately 40–60% of individuals receiving treatment; however, the majority of individuals in need of care do not have access to CBT. New strategies for service delivery of CBT and for maximizing maintenance of treatment benefits are critical for improving our ability to treat BN. This clinical trial is comparing an Internet-based version of CBT (CBT4BN) in which group intervention is conducted via therapeutic chat group with traditional group CBT (CBTF2F) for BN conducted via face-to-face therapy group. The purpose of the trial is to determine whether manualized CBT delivered via the Internet is not inferior to the gold standard of manualized group CBT. In this two-site randomized controlled trial, powered for non-inferiority analyses, 180 individuals with BN are being randomized to either CBT4BN or CBTF2F. We hypothesize that CBT4BN will not be inferior to CBTF2F and that participants will value the convenience of an online intervention. If not inferior, CBT4BN may be a cost-effective approach to service delivery for individuals requiring treatment for BN. PMID:22659072

  13. Harder than Diamond: Superior Indentation Strength of Wurtzite BN and Lonsdaleite

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    Pan, Zicheng; Sun, Hong; Zhang, Yi; Chen, Changfeng

    2009-02-01

    Recent indentation experiments indicate that wurtzite BN (w-BN) exhibits surprisingly high hardness that rivals that of diamond. Here we unveil a novel two-stage shear deformation mechanism responsible for this unexpected result. We show by first-principles calculations that large normal compressive pressures under indenters can compel w-BN into a stronger structure through a volume-conserving bond-flipping structural phase transformation during indentation which produces significant enhancement in its strength, propelling it above diamond’s. We further demonstrate that the same mechanism also works in lonsdaleite (hexagonal diamond) and produces superior indentation strength that is 58% higher than the corresponding value of diamond, setting a new record.

  14. Controlling the orientation of nucleobases by dipole moment interaction with graphene/h-BN interfaces

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    Vovusha, Hakkim

    2018-02-08

    The interfaces in 2D hybrids of graphene and h-BN provide interesting possibilities of adsorbing and manipulating atomic and molecular entities. In this paper, with the aid of density functional theory, we demonstrate the adsorption characteristics of DNA nucleobases at different interfaces of 2D hybrid nanoflakes of graphene and h-BN. The interfaces provide stronger binding to the nucleobases in comparison to pure graphene and h-BN nanoflakes. It is also revealed that the individual dipole moments of the nucleobases and nanoflakes dictate the orientation of the nucleobases at the interfaces of the hybrid structures. The results of our study point towards a possible route to selectively control the orientation of individual molecules in biosensors.

  15. BN/BNSiO2 sputtering yield shape profiles under stationary plasma thruster operating conditions

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    M. Ranjan

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM is used to measure the volumetric and total sputtering yield of Boron Nitride (BN and Boron Nitride Silicon Dioxide (BNSiO2 bombarded by Xenon ions in the energy range of 100 eV to 550 eV. Sputtering yield shape profiles are reported at various angles of incidence 0-85° with surface normal and compared with modified Zhang model. The yield shape profile is found to be symmetric at normal incidence and asymmetric at oblique incidence. Both the materials show a sudden jump in the sputtering yield above 500 eV and at an angle of incidence in the range of 45-65°. Erosion of BN at as low as 74 eV ion energy is predicted using generalized Bohdansky model. BNSiO2 show a marginally higher sputtering yield compare to BN.

  16. Modulation of the electron transport properties in graphene nanoribbons doped with BN chains

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Using density-functional theory and the non-equilibrium Green's function method, the electron transport properties of zigzag graphene nanoribbons (ZGNRs doped with BN chains are studied by systematically calculating the energy band structure, density of states and the transmission spectra for the systems. The BN chains destroyed the electronic transport properties of the ZGNRs, and an energy gap appeared for the ZGNRs, and displayed variations from a metal to a wide-gap semiconductor. With an increase in the number of BN chains, the band gap increased gradually in the band structure and the transmission coefficient decreased near the Fermi surface. Additionally, the doping position had a significant effect on the electronic properties of the ZGNRs.

  17. Op weg naar een strategische Kennisagenda Maatschappelijke Potenties van Groen

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    Veeneklaas, F.R.; Salverda, I.E.; Dam, van R.I.

    2012-01-01

    Dit rapport levert een bijdrage aan het invullen van de faciliterende rol die het ministerie van EL&I wil spelen bij de kennisverwerving en -verspreiding op het terrein Mens & Groen/Natuur. Het voorziet de te maken keuzen van argumenten op basis van een inventarisatie van eerder onderzoek,

  18. Milieueisen stimuleren teelt op water : bladgroenten en pootaardappel zonder grond

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    Lee, H.

    2010-01-01

    Een krop sla waar geen grond aan te pas komt, een pootaardappel in een aardbeienstelling, prei in een pijpje met de wortels in het water; in Nederland wordt op verschillende plaatsen druk geëxperimenteerd met de teelt op water. De miniknollenteelt wordt sinds kort echt in de praktijk gebracht, de

  19. 2011 Internship & Co-Op Survey. Research Brief

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    National Association of Colleges and Employers (NJ1), 2011

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    The National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE's) "2011 Internship & Co-op Survey" indicates that internships are an integral and ever-important part of the college recruiting scene. The survey finds that employers expect to increase internship hiring by about 7 percent this year and co-op positions by nearly 9 percent. Furthermore,…

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    Full Text Available switchLanguage; BLAST Search Image Search Home About Archive Update History Data ...listed. Data file File name: kome_ops_index.zip File URL: ftp://ftp.biosciencedbc.jp/archive/kome/LATEST/kom...e History of This Database Site Policy | Contact Us OPS index - KOME | LSDB Archive ...

  1. Sterke daling inkomens op land- en tuinbouwbedrijven in 2009

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    Everdingen, van W.H.; Bont, de C.J.A.M.

    2010-01-01

    Het inkomen op land- en tuinbouwbedrijven in 2009 komt volgens raming uit op gemiddeld 5.500 euro per bedrijf, 21.000 euro minder dan het gemiddelde van 2008. De inkomendaling treft de meeste bedrijfstypen. Positieve uitzonderingen waren de akkerbouwbedrijven, vleeskalverbedrijven,

  2. Concepten nul op de meter en 80% besparing

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    Jacobs, P.; Liedelmeijer, K.; Borsboom, W.A.; Vliet, M.R.A. van; Jong, P. de

    2015-01-01

    Bouwers die kiezen voor energiezuinig en Nul op de Meter staan voor een aantal uitdagingen. Zowel op sociaal, economisch en technisch gebied is er werk aan de winkel. Er wordt al gepionierd en daar kunnen we van leren. Daarom delen wij, TNO, RIGO, Van Beek, Energiesprong | Platform 31, met plezier

  3. Alles over aardappelen en energie op ADD Energieplein

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    Schoutsen, M.A.

    2014-01-01

    Op 20 augustus 2014 is het weer Aardappeldemodag (ADD) in Westmaas. Een geheel nieuw onderdeel dat straks op deze sectorbeurs zal verrijzen is het Energieplein. Hier zal alles in het teken staan van energiebesparende en -leverende maatregelen in en rondom de aardappelteelt. Coördinatrice Maureen

  4. Beoordeling gezondheidsrisico's door sporten op kunstgrasvelden met rubbergranulaat

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    Oomen AG; de Groot GM; CPV; M&V

    2016-01-01

    Uit nieuw onderzoek van het RIVM blijkt dat het risico voor de gezondheid van sporten op kunstgrasvelden die zijn ingestrooid met rubbergranulaat, praktisch verwaarloosbaar is. Dat betekent dat het verantwoord is om op deze velden te sporten. Aanleiding voor het onderzoek is de maatschappelijke

  5. dte invloed van cultivar, omgewing en bemesting op sekere ...

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    'n bepaalde lokaliteit, indien die prys van sonneblomsaad ook op grond van proteibn- konsentrasie lasgestel word. Die prywasstelling moet egter gebaseer word op wetenskaplik gefundeerde be- vindings en prakties meetbare parameters. Voorts moet die prys vur die saad dien as stimulus vir die produksie van saad met.

  6. Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61

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    1997-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Beethoven, Ludwig van: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61 (Kadenz: Alfred Schnittke). Romanzen für Violine und Orchester op. 40 und 50. Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer". Globe GLO 5155, distribution Talis (CD:153F). 1996. TT:1h 01'56"

  7. Effect op verkeersveiligheid van verplichte ogentest vanaf 45 jaar.

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    2006-01-01

    Enkele jaren geleden was er (opnieuw) sprake van de invoering van een verplichte ogentest voor automobilisten vanaf 45 jaar. Een dergelijke maatregel zal naar verwachting slechts een zeer gering positief effect hebben op de verkeersveiligheid. Door deze maatregel, waarbij louter op gezichtsscherpte

  8. n Perspektief op resente gebeure in die Nederduitsch Hervormde ...

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    28 Mei 2014 ... teologiese opleiding het die afgelope 50 jaar op elke Algemene. Kerkvergadering na vore gekom. In dokumente is gereeld geïnsinueer dat die sogenaamde 'Bybelwetenskaplikes' 'n afwykende Christologie huldig. So onlangs as 30 April 2013 skryf A.D. Pont (2013a) op Facebook dat die maagdelike.

  9. Overheden bereid extra te betalen voor auto's op alternatieve brandstof

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    Rijnsoever, F.J. van; Hagen, Paul

    2012-01-01

    De elektrische auto en een auto op groen gas worden door overheden hoger gewaardeerd dan de auto met reguliere verbrandingsmotor. Bovendien zijn overheden bereid extra te betalen voor een auto op alternatieve brandstof. Dit blijkt uit een masteronderzoek van de Universiteit Utrecht in opdracht

  10. Gezondheidsclaims voor kruidenpreparaten op basis van Ginkgo biloba

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    Pelgrom SMGJ; Fransen HP; Rompelberg CJM; de Rooij EK; Pronk MEJ; Baars AJ; de Kaste D; Verhagen H; SIR; CVG; KCF

    2007-01-01

    Er is onvoldoende bewijs voor drie geclaimde gezondheidseffecten bij het gebruik van kruidenpreparaten op basis van de Japanse notenboom Ginkgo biloba. Ook toont een analyse van 29 Ginkgo-preparaten aan dat het merendeel niet bevat wat op het etiket vermeld staat. Daarnaast kan bij de aanbevolen

  11. Monovergisting varkensmest op boerderijschaal = Fermenting pig manure on farm scale

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    Kasper, G.J.; Peters, B.

    2012-01-01

    Technische en economische berekeningen van vergisting van varkensmest zonder en met glycerine zijn weergegeven na praktijkproeven op boerderijschaal op VIC Sterksel met twee monovergisters, een mini-WKK (MAN, 60 kW) en een minigasturbine (Capstone, 60 kW). De Microferm van HoSt en de UDR-fermenter

  12. Kennis en hantering van slangbyte deur algemene praktisyns op die ...

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    die telefoongids opgespoor kon word nie, is die polisiestasie op die betrokke dorp gekontak om besonderhede van die algemene praktisyns op die dorp te verkry. Groot dorpe en stede met verwys- ingshospitale in beide provinsies is uitgesluit, aangesien hierdie prak- tisyns nie altyd slangbyt-pasiënte primêr konsulteer nie.

  13. Circulair bouwen en wonen : Op naar de recyclebare leasewoning?

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    Van Bueren, E.M.

    2015-01-01

    De verwachtingen van de circulaire economie zijn hooggespannen. Hoewel dit concept aanvankelijk vooral in verband werd gebracht met consumer goods, wordt het meer en meer toegepast op processen en producten van bouwen en wonen, op zoek naar een verbetering van de stad. Deze beweging kan worden

  14. Communicatieklimaat, externe waardering en organisatie-identificatie op verschillende organisatieniveaus

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    Bartels, J.; de Jong, Menno D.T.; Pruyn, Adriaan T.H.; Joustra, Inge

    2007-01-01

    Eerder onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat gepercipieerde externe waardering en communicatieklimaat van invloed zijn op de organisatie-identificatie van werknemers. In dit artikel staat de vraag centraal in hoeverre beide factoren van invloed zijn op de identificatie van werknemers met diverse niveaus

  15. Communicatieklimaat, externe waardering en organisatie-indentificatie op verschillende organisatieniveaus

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    Bartels, J.; Pruyn, A.T.H.; Jong, de M.D.T.; Joustra, I.

    2007-01-01

    Eerder onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat gepercipieerde externe waardering en communicatieklimaat van invloed zijn op de organisatie-identificatie van werknemers. In dit artikel staat de vraag centraal in hoeverre beide factoren van invloed zijn op de identificatie van werknemers met diverse niveaus

  16. GaN and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures grown on two dimensional BN templates

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    Snure, Michael; Siegel, Gene; Look, David C.; Paduano, Qing

    2017-04-01

    Two dimension materials, like BN and graphene, have been shown to be excellent templates for the growth and fabrication of freestanding III-nitride materials. In this paper we study the effects of BN morphology on GaN and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures grown on these templates. The crystallinity, transport, and optical properties of the GaN layer are examined and found to be well correlated to the BN template. The self-separation of GaN from the BN/sapphire template is also connected to morphology, resulting in freestanding GaN layers. Transport properties of Si doped GaN and AlGaN/GaN heterostructures were examined for different BN templates. The bulk GaN mobility was closely linked to the morphology of the BN template resulting in room temperature mobility from 395 to 520 cm2/Vs. The range in 3D mobility can be linked to increased dislocation densities in GaN grown on rougher BN templates. High 2DEG mobility ( 2000 cm2/Vs at 300 K) is achieved in AlGaN/GaN grown on atomically smooth BN templates, with a sheet electron density of 1×1013 cm-2, comparable to values obtained on conventional substrates. Samples grown on BN/sapphire showed mobilities (at 9 K) from 33000 cm2/Vs to 15200 cm2/Vs depending on BN roughness. The differences are associated with variations in AlGaN/GaN interface-roughness scattering and dislocation density due to the BN template morphology.

  17. Quality of Work Experience as Perceived by Two-Year College Students in Co-op and Non-Co-op Jobs.

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    Stern, David A. O.

    1992-01-01

    A survey of college students (119 not employed; 228 co-op; 375 non-co-op in similar occupations as co-ops; 48 employed in non-co-op) found that, despite similar demographics and ambitions, cooperative education students perceive their jobs differently, felt their jobs were related to future careers, were interesting, and reinforced their…

  18. Roussel. Sinfonien Nr. 3 g-Moll op. 42 und Nr. 4 A-Dur op. 5, Neeme Järvi / Christoph Schlüren

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    Schlüren, Christoph

    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Roussel. Sinfonien Nr. 3 g-Moll op. 42 und Nr. 4 A-Dur op. 53, Bacchus et Ariane op. 43 (Zweite Orchestersuite). Sinfonietta für Streichorchester d-Moll op. 52. Detroit Symphony Orchester, N. Järvi". Chandos/Koch CD 7007(WD: 70'10") DDD

  19. The effect of incorporated self-lubricated BN(h) particles on the tribological properties of Ni-P/BN(h) composite coatings

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    Hsu, Chih-I.; Hou, Kung-Hsu; Ger, Ming-Der; Wang, Gao-Liang

    2015-12-01

    Ni-P/BN(h) composite coatings are prepared by means of the conventional electroless plating from the bath containing up to 10.0 g/l of hexagonal boron nitride particles with size 0.5 μm. The Ni-P coating is also prepared as a comparison. Cationic surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) is used to stabilize the electrolyte, and the optimum CTAB concentration resulting in a nonagglomerated dispersion of particles is obtained using a dispersion stability analyzer. Morphology of the coatings and the effect of incorporated particles on coating structure and composition are investigated via scanning electron microscopy, field emission electron probe micro-analyzer and X-ray diffraction analysis. Hardness, roughness, friction coefficient and wear resistance of the coatings are also evaluated using Vickers microhardness tester, atomic force microscopy and ball-on disk machine. The presence of CTAB in the depositing bath has a positive effect on the surface roughness and performance of Ni-P/BN(h) composite coatings. The friction and wear tests results show that incorporation of 14.5 vol% BN(h) particles into the Ni-P coating lowers the coating friction coefficient by about 75% and the wear resistance of the Ni-P composites is approximately 10 times higher than Ni-P coating.

  20. Map-based cloning reveals the complex organization of the BnRf locus and leads to the identification of BnRf(b), a male sterility gene, in Brassica napus.

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    Deng, Zonghan; Li, Xi; Wang, Zengzeng; Jiang, Yingfen; Wan, Lili; Dong, Faming; Chen, Fengxiang; Hong, Dengfeng; Yang, Guangsheng

    2016-01-01

    Sequencing of BAC clones reveals the complex organization of the BnRf locus and allowed us to clone BnRf (b) , which encodes a nucleus-localized chimeric protein BnaA7.mtHSP70-1-like. The male sterility in an extensively used genic male sterility (GMS) line (9012A) in Brassica napus was regarded to be conferred by BnMs3/Bnms3 and the multiallelic BnRf locus including three alleles. We previously mapped BnRf to a 13.8 kb DNA fragment on the B. napus chromosome A7. In the present study, we isolated bacterial artificial chromosome clones individually covering the restorer allele BnRf (a) and the male-sterile allele BnRf (b) , and revealed that the candidate regions of BnRf (a) and BnRf (b) show complex structural variations relative to the maintainer allele BnRf (c). By analyzing the recombination events and the newly developed markers, we delimited BnRf (a) to a 35.9 kb DNA fragment that contained seven predicted open-reading frames (ORFs). However, genetic transformation of the ORF G14 from both the male-sterile and restorer lines into wild-type Arabidopsis plants led to a stable male-sterile phenotype matching a 9012A-derived GMS line (RG206A); moreover, the male sterility caused by G14 could be fully recovered by the restorer gene BnMs3. These facts indicate that BnRf (b) corresponds to G14 while BnRf (a) likely associates with another flanking ORF. G14 encodes a nucleus-localized chimeric protein designated as BnaA7.mtHSP70-1-like. Ectopic expression of G14 in Arabidopsis negatively regulates some vital genes responsible for tapetum degeneration, and delayed programmed cell death of tapetum and led to the developmental arrest of tetrads. Our work not only presents new insights on the hereditary model of sterility control but also lays a solid foundation for dissecting the molecular basis underlying male sterility and restoration in 9012A.

  1. 78 FR 28836 - Vulcan/BN Geothermal Power Company; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing...

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    2013-05-16

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Vulcan/BN Geothermal Power Company; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market... in the above-referenced proceeding of Vulcan/BN Geothermal Power Company's application for market...

  2. Generated photocatalytic performance of h-BN sheet by coupling with reduced graphene oxide/fluorid: A DFT study

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    Lu, Baichuan; Jia, Jun; Guo, Fengjuan; Li, Dongyang; Zhao, Yunhao; Zhao, Xian; Gao, Hongtao

    2017-09-01

    First-principles calculation based on density functional theory (DFT) was performed to investigate the enhanced photocatalytic mechanism and electronic properties of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) sheet by coupling with reduced graphene oxide (RGO) or reduced graphene fluorid (RGF). It is demonstrated that the combination of h-BN with RGO(F) is thermodynamically favorable. The spatial configurations of O and F atoms played a key role in modifying the electronic structure and properties of h-BN/RGO(F) composites. The interaction between h-BN and RGO(F) sheets caused charge accumulation on the side of h-BN layer and charge depletion on the lower side of RGO(F) sheet. There formed a heterjunction between the interface, which could improve the separation efficiency of photogenerated carriers and inhibit their combination. Both valence band edge and conduction band edge positions of h-BN/RGO(F) composites were characterized to illustrate the enhanced oxidation-reduction performance mechanism. The theoretical investigation could provide valuable information for thoroughly understanding the mechanism of the exceptional performance of h-BN/RGO(F) composites compared to the h-BN sheet.

  3. Psychological Treatment

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    ... Low FODMAP Diet Complementary or Alternative Treatments Medications Psychological Treatments Online Studies News You Can Use Living ... Low FODMAP Diet Complementary or Alternative Treatments Medications Psychological Treatments Online Studies News You Can Use Living ...

  4. Lack of efficacy of psychological and pharmacological treatments of disorders of eating behavior: neurobiological background.

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    Brambilla, Francesca; Amianto, Federico; Dalle Grave, Riccardo; Fassino, Secondo

    2014-12-24

    Treatments of eating disorders result too often in partial psychological and physical remission, chronicization, dropout, relapse and death, with no fully known explanations for this failure. In order to clarify this problem, we conducted three studies to identify the biochemical background of cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy (CBT), individual psychology brief psychotherapy (IBPP), and psychotherapy-pharmacotherapy with CBT + olanzapine in anorexics (AN) and bulimics (BN) by measuring the levels of plasma homovanillic acid (HVA) for dopamine secretion, plasma 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-phenylglycol (MHPG) for noradrenalin secretion, and platelet [3H]-Paroxetin-binding Bmax and Kd for serotonin transporter function. The data were then compared with psychopathological and physical alterations. Study 1 investigated the effects of 4 months of CBT on plasma HVA, MHPG and [3H]-Par-binding in 14 AN-restricted, 14 AN-bingeing/purging, and 22 BN inpatients. Study 2 investigated the effects of 4 months of IBPP on plasma HVA in 15 AN and 17 BN outpatients. Study 3 investigated the effect of 3 months of CBT + olanzapine (5 mg/day) in 30 AN outpatients. The data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA for repeated measures for the changes between basal and post-treatment biological and psychological parameters, two-way ANOVA for repeated measures for the differences in the psychobiological data in the 3 groups, Spearman's test for the correlations between basal and final changes in the psychological and biological scores. Study 1 revealed significant amelioration of the psychopathology in the AN and BN patients, no effects on HVA, MHPG or Paroxetin binding Kd, and a significant increase in Par-binding Bmax only in the BN patients. Study 2 revealed a significant effect of IBPP on psychopathology in the AN and BN patients, and a significant increase in HVA only in the BN patients. Study 3 revealed a significant positive effect of CBT + olanzapine therapy on the psychopathology and

  5. Thermal transport through Zn3P2 nanowire-BN microparticle/nanoparticle composites and hybrids

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    Vasiraju, Venkata; Norris, David; Vaddiraju, Sreeram

    2017-07-01

    Composites and hybrids of BN and Zn3P2 nanowires were made by consolidating respectively BN micropowder-Zn3P2 nanowire mixtures and non-conformally BN decorated Zn3P2 nanowires. The intent here is to study whether mere solid-state mixing of a thermal conductor and a thermal insulator leads to the engineering of the thermal conductivities of the resulting composites and hybrids. The results demonstrated that contrary to intuition, mere mixing of two materials, a thermal conductor (BN) and a thermal insulator (Zn3P2 nanowires), does not result in composites and hybrids that have thermal conductivities higher than those of the thermal insulator and lower than those of the thermal conductor. This contrary result is especially true in instances where microparticles or nanoparticles of a high thermal conductivity material are introduced into a matrix of the thermal insulator for achieving spatially uniform composites/hybrids and engineering the resulting materials’ thermal conductivities. Here, both the size of the filler material and the type of interfaces formed between the matrix and the filler material play a major role in determining the ultimate thermal conductivities of the composites/hybrids. Imperfect interface formed between materials that have high lattice mismatches lead to lowering of the thermal conductivities of the composites/hybrids.

  6. Significant stress reduction of cBN layers upon ion irradiation at elevated temperatures

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    Weidner, S. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Ye, J. [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Institut fuer Angewandte Materialien-Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany); Geburt, S.; Ronning, C. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena (Germany); Ulrich, S., E-mail: sven.ulrich@kit.edu [Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie (KIT), Institut fuer Angewandte Materialien-Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)

    2012-06-01

    Superhard cubic boron nitride (cBN) thin films can be synthesized nowadays by a variety of PVD and PECVD techniques. Their applications are however still impeded by extremely high film stresses, typically above 20 GPa, resulting from a severe ion bombardment of the growing surface being obligatory for the formation of the cubic phase. This stress was shown to be partly released by an addition of oxygen during film deposition, with deposited films containing approx. 5 at.% of oxygen embedded into the cubic lattice. In this study, further impacts on the stress of such oxygen-incorporated cBN films (cBN:O) are studied by means of post-deposition high-energy implantation of oxygen-, neon-, and krypton-ions, respectively. It is shown, in particular, that the irradiation by krypton ions at 600 K temperature can produce a significant stress reduction of cBN:O from 10 GPa down to 4 GPa, without inducing observable transformation of existing cubic structure into the hexagonal phase.

  7. Effect of magnesium aluminum silicate glass on the thermal shock resistance of BN matrix composite ceramics

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    Cai, Delong; Jia, Dechang; Yang, Zhihua; Zhu, Qishuai; Ocelik, Vaclav; Vainchtein, Ilia D.; De Hosson, Jeff Th M.; Zhou, Yu

    The effects of magnesium aluminum silicate (MAS) glass on the thermal shock resistance and the oxidation behavior of h-BN matrix composites were systematically investigated at temperature differences from 600 degrees C up to 1400 degrees C. The retained strength rate of the composites rose with the

  8. Fast Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction with hexacationic triarylphosphine Bn-Dendriphos as ligand

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    Snelders, D.J.M.; Kreiter, R.; Firet, J.J.; van Koten, G.; Klein Gebbink, R.J.M.

    2008-01-01

    The application of hexa[(dimethylamino)methyl]-functionalized triphenylphosphine (1) and its benzylammonium salt, Bn-Dendriphos (2), in the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of aryl bromides with arylboronic acids is described. The 3,5-bis[(benzyldimethylammonio)methyl] substitution pattern in 2 leads

  9. Atomically Sharp Interface in an h-BN-epitaxial graphene van der Waals Heterostructure

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    Sediri, Haikel; Pierucci, Debora; Hajlaoui, Mahdi; Henck, Hugo; Patriarche, Gilles; Dappe, Yannick J.; Yuan, Sheng; Toury, Bérangère; Belkhou, Rachid; Silly, Mathieu G.; Sirotti, Fausto; Boutchich, Mohamed; Ouerghi, Abdelkarim

    2015-01-01

    Stacking various two-dimensional atomic crystals is a feasible approach to creating unique multilayered van der Waals heterostructures with tailored properties. Herein for the first time, we present a controlled preparation of large-area h-BN/graphene heterostructures via a simple chemical deposition of h-BN layers on epitaxial graphene/SiC(0001). Van der Waals forces, which are responsible for the cohesion of the multilayer system, give rise to an abrupt interface without interdiffusion between graphene and h-BN, as shown by X-ray Photoemission Spectroscopy (XPS) and direct observation using scanning and High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM/HRTEM). The electronic properties of graphene, such as the Dirac cone, remain intact and no significant charge transfer i.e. doping, is observed. These results are supported by Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. We demonstrate that the h-BN capped graphene allows the fabrication of vdW heterostructures without altering the electronic properties of graphene. PMID:26585245

  10. Amplification of the active site of BnLIP3 gene of Brassica napus L ...

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    Lipases are useful enzymes that are responsible for the hydrolysis of triacylglycerides and play an important role in plant growth. In this study, we report a rapid molecular method to amplify a partial sequence of the lipase class 3 family designated BnLIP3 gene of Brassica napus L. in order to follow its expression and ...

  11. Role of Plasma Temperature and Residence Time in Stagnation Plasma Synthesis of c-BN Nanopowders

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    2013-01-01

    containing precursors and relies on self-assembly of the atoms. Bartl et al. 13 hypothesized necessary conditions for c-BN growth in CVD...and . From stream function analysis, the Cauchy- Riemann equations are determined as: , (4.14

  12. B-N as a C-C substitute in aromatic systems

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    Bosdet, Michael J.D; Piers, Warren E

    2009-01-01

    ... electronic properties and chemistry. Since the pioneering work of Dewar some 50 years ago, the relationship between B-N and C-C and the wealth of parent all-carbon aromatics has captured the imagination of organic, inorganic, materials...

  13. CBT4BN: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Chat and Face-to-Face Group Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa

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    Zerwas, Stephanie C.; Watson, Hunna J.; Hofmeier, Sara M.; Levine, Michele D.; Hamer, Robert M.; Crosby, Ross D.; Runfola, Cristin D.; Peat, Christine M.; Shapiro, Jennifer R.; Zimmer, Benjamin; Moessner, Markus; Kordy, Hans; Marcus, Marsha D.; Bulik, Cynthia M.

    2016-01-01

    Objective Although cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) represents the first-line evidence-based psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa (BN), most individuals seeking treatment do not have access to this specialized intervention. We compared an Internet-based manualized version of CBT group therapy for BN conducted via a therapeutic chat group (CBT4BN) to the same treatment conducted via a traditional face-to-face group therapy (CBTF2F). Method In a two-site, randomized, controlled non-inferiority trial, we tested the hypothesis that CBT4BN would not be inferior to CBTF2F. One hundred forty-nine adult patients with BN (2.6% males) received up to 16 sessions of group CBT over 20 weeks in either CBT4BN or CBTF2F and outcomes were compared at the end of treatment and 12-month follow-up. Results At the end of treatment, CBT4BN was inferior to CBTF2F in producing abstinence from binge eating and purging and in leading to reductions in the frequency of binge eating and purging. However, by 12-month follow-up, CBT4BN was mostly not inferior to CBTF2F. Participants in the CBT4BN condition, but not CBTF2F, continued to reduce their binge-eating and purging frequency from end of treatment to 12-month follow-up. Conclusions CBT delivered online in a group chat format appears to be an efficacious treatment for BN although the trajectory of recovery may be slower than face-to-face group therapy. Online chat groups may increase accessibility of treatment and represent a cost-effective approach to service delivery. However, barriers in service delivery such as state-specific license and ethical guidelines for online therapists need to be addressed. PMID:27883997

  14. Investigative psychology

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    Canter, David V.

    2010-01-01

    The domain of Investigative Psychology covers all aspects of psychology that are relevant to the conduct of criminal or civil investigations. Its focus is on the ways in which criminal activities may be examined and understood in order for the detection of crime to be effective and legal proceedings to be appropriate. As such Investigative Psychology is concerned with psychological input to the full range of issues that relate to the management, investigation and prosecution of crime

  15. Co-op Essay - Tour 1

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    Porter, Derrick

    2014-01-01

    The Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) is responsible for the training, planning and performance of all U.S. manned operations in space. Within this directorate all responsibilities are divided up into divisions. The EVA, Robotics & Crew Systems Operations Division performs ground operations and trains astronauts to carry out some of the more "high action" procedures in space. For example they orchestrate procedures like EVAs, or ExtraVehicular Activities (spacewalks), and robotics operations external to the International Space Station (ISS). The robotics branch of this division is responsible for the use of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS). This system is a combination of two robotic mechanisms and a series of equipment used to transport them on the ISS. The MSS is used to capture and position visiting vehicles, transport astronauts during EVAs, and perform external maintenance tasks on the ISS. This branch consists of two groups which are responsible for crew training and flight controlling, respectively. My first co-op tour took place Fall 2013. During this time I was given the opportunity to work in the robotics operations branch of the Mission Operations Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center. I was given a variety of tasks that encompassed, at a base level, all the aspects of the branch.

  16. Conversion of productions in OPS5 to their equivalent English

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    Wertheimer, S.J.; Baird, B.B.; Gove, N.B.

    1987-10-01

    A computer program has been written to provide English language versions of reactor analysis logic in OPS5. The present version, written in Prolog (a computer language designed for logic and language parsing), produces an English narrative translation of an individual OPS5 production rule. The translation is in two steps and involves an intermediate format consisting of Prolog-readable data statements. Translation to other languages or to other forms of English would not, therefore, require changing the first step. Samples are shown for OPS5 production rules related to the High Flux Isotope Reactor Intelligent Advisor Project. The Prolog programs also are shown. 2 refs.

  17. Positive Psychology

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    Peterson, Christopher

    2009-01-01

    Positive psychology is a deliberate correction to the focus of psychology on problems. Positive psychology does not deny the difficulties that people may experience but does suggest that sole attention to disorder leads to an incomplete view of the human condition. Positive psychologists concern themselves with four major topics: (1) positive…

  18. OP or not OP: the medical challenge at the chemical terrorism scene.

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    Krivoy, Amir; Layish, Ido; Rotman, Eran; Goldberg, Avi; Yehezkelli, Yoav

    2005-01-01

    Since the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin attack, terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction or other industrial chemicals present worldwide security and health concerns. On-scene medical triage and treatment in such events is crucial to save as many lives as possible and minimize the deleterious effects of the toxic agent involved. Since there are many chemicals that can be used as potential terrorist weapons, the medical challenge for the emergency medical services (EMS) is a combination of: (1) recognizing that a chemical terrorist attack (non-conventional) has occurred; and (2) identifying the toxic agent followed by proper antidotal treatment. The latter must be done as quickly as possible, preferably on-scene. The most valuable decision at this stage should be whether the agent is organophosphate (OP) or not OP, based on clinical findings observed by pre-trained, first responders. This decision is crucial, since only OP intoxication has readily available, rapidly acting, onscene, specific agents such as atropine and one of the oximes, preferably administered using autoinjectors. Due to the lack of a specific antidote, exposure to other agents (such as industrial chemicals, e.g., chlorine, bromide, or ammonia) should be treated on-scene symptomatically with non-specific measures, such as decontamination and supportive treatment. This paper proposes an algorithm as a cognitive framework for the medical teams on-scene. This algorithm should be part of the medical team's training for preparedness for chemical terrorist attacks, and the team should be trained to use it in drills. Implementing this path of thinking should improve the medical outcome of such an event.

  19. Growth and characterization of thick cBN coatings on silicon and tool substrates

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    Bewilogua, K. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films, D-38108 Braunschweig (Germany)]. E-mail: bew@ist.fraunhofer.de; Keunecke, M. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films, D-38108 Braunschweig (Germany); Weigel, K. [Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films, D-38108 Braunschweig (Germany); Wiemann, E. [Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management, Technical University Berlin (Germany)

    2004-12-22

    Recently some research groups have achieved progress in the deposition of cubic boron nitride (cBN) coatings with a thickness of 2 {mu}m and more, which is necessary for cutting tool applications. In our laboratory, thick cBN coatings were sputter deposited on silicon substrates using a boron carbide target. Following a boron carbide interlayer (few 100 nm thick), a gradient layer with continuously increasing nitrogen content was prepared. After the cBN nucleation, the process parameters were modified for the cBN film growth to a thickness of more than 2 {mu}m. However, the transfer of this technology to technically relevant substrates, like cemented carbide cutting inserts, required some further process modifications. At first, a titanium interlayer had to be deposited followed by a more than 1-{mu}m-thick boron carbide layer. The next steps were identical to those on silicon substrates. The total coating thickness was in the range of 3 {mu}m with a 0.5- to nearly 1-{mu}m-thick cBN top layer. In spite of the enormous intrinsic stress, both the coatings on silicon and on cemented carbide exhibited a good adhesion and a prolonged stability in humid air. Oxidation experiments revealed a stability of the coating system on cemented carbide up to 700 deg. C and higher. Coated cutting inserts were tested in turning operations with different metallic workpiece materials. The test results will be compared to those of well-established cutting materials, like polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) and oxide ceramics, considering the wear of coated tools.

  20. The technological evolution of psychological operations throughout history

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    Mouton, Francois

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Psychological operations or PsyOps is a multi-disciplinary capability that requires technology in the social sciences, as well as in areas of design, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), electronics, broadcasting and printing. It has been...

  1. High-techbedrijf: melken met oog op de toekomst

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    Scheppingen, van T.; Mandersloot, F.; Arendzen, I.

    1998-01-01

    Op het nieuwe high-techbedrijf (met 800.000 kg melk) streven we naar goede economische resultaten door veel liters per man en per hectare, binnen de kaders van een dier- en milieuvriendelijke veehouderij.

  2. Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48 / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Kabalevsky, Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48. Khachaturian, Violin Concerto in D minor, Lydia Mordkovitch (violin). Royal Scottish National Orchestra /Neeme Järvi". Chandos MC ABTD 1519; CD CHAN 8918 (53 minutes)

  3. De impact van Solvency II-regels op pensioenfondsen

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    de Haan, J.; Joseph, A.; Vos, S.J.; Wijckmans, J-W.

    2012-01-01

    Het onverkort overnemen van de kwantitatieve eisen van het Europese toezichtregime voor verzekeraars - Solvency II - op pensioenfondsen leidt tot verhoging van de vereiste buffers en een hogere waarde van de pensioenverplichtingen. In combinatie met kortere hersteltermijnen zal dit leiden tot

  4. R. Strauss: Symphonia domestica, Op. 53 / David Nice

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    Nice, David

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "R. Strauss: Symphonia domestica, Op. 53. National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Christopher Seaman. Pickwick IMP Classics CD PCD 1080; Selected comparisons: SNO, Järvi (3/88) Chandos CHAN 8572"

  5. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Verified, Hourly

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has verified (quality-controlled), hourly, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)....

  6. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Visibility, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Visibility data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  7. NOS CO-OPS Water Level Data, Verified, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has verified (quality-controlled), 6-minute, water level (tide) data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)....

  8. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Water Temperature, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Water Temperature data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  9. NOS CO-OPS Active Currents Data, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has surface Active Currents data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These raw data have not...

  10. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Relative Humidity, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Relative Humidity data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  11. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Air Temperature, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Air Temperature data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  12. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Conductivity, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Conductivity data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  13. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Wind, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Wind data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been subjected...

  14. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Barometric Pressure, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Barometric Pressure data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not...

  15. NOS CO-OPS Meteorological Data, Rain Fall, 6-Minute

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset has Rain Fall data from NOAA NOS Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). WARNING: These preliminary data have not been...

  16. CO-OPS 1-minute Raw Tsunami Water Level Data

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — CO-OPS has been involved with tsunami warning and mitigation since the Coast and Geodetic Survey started the Tsunami Warning System in 1948 to provide warnings to...

  17. Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) op akkers - biologie en plaagbestrijding

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    Noordijk, J.; Helsdingen, van P.J.

    2007-01-01

    Spinnen vormen een soortenrijke groep van predatoren. In vrijwel geen terrestrisch habitattype ontbreken soorten uit deze orde. Door hun kolonisatiesnelheid en de diversiteit aan prooivangsttechnieken kunnen spinnen van groot belang zijn voor plaagbestrijding op akkers. In deze bijdrage behandelen

  18. Effecten van temperatuur op de fotosynthese van Cymbidium

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    Schapendonk, A.H.C.M.; Kromwijk, J.A.M.

    2005-01-01

    Dit onderzoek is uitgevoerd naar aanleiding van een onderzoeksvraag van de LTOcommissie Cymbidium naar optimale teeltomstandigheden in relatie tot de fotosynthese. Door metingen op een praktijkbedrijf is meer inzicht verkregen in optimale en limiterende omstandigheden van de groeifactoren licht,

  19. Het TNO-onderzoek op het gebied van de biotechnologie

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    Thijssen, H.A.C.

    1982-01-01

    Bericht voor de persbijeenkomst op maandag 26 april 1982 in het kader van de 'toekomstige biotechnologie-activiteiten van TNO'. Prof Thijssen was voorzitter van de Dwarsverband biotechnologie TNO en directeur ITC.

  20. Her-entingen tegen Pseudo Vogelpest (NCD) op 'Het Spelderholt'

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    Voorst, van A.

    1993-01-01

    Pseudo Vogelpest of NCD is een gevreesde virusziekte, waartegen een entverplichting geldt. Na het uitbreken van de ziekte in het zuiden van Nederland is al het volwassen pluimvee op Het Spelderholt opnieuw geënt.

  1. Effecten van klimaatverandering op landbouw en adaptatiestrategieën

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    Blom, M.; Paulissen, M.P.C.P.; Vos, C.C.; Agricola, H.J.

    2008-01-01

    Klimaatveranderingen zullen grote gevolgen hebben voor landbouw en natuur. Ze maken belangrijke ruimtelijke aanpassingen in de plattelandsontwikkeling noodzakelijk. Voor de bestudering van de gevolgen van klimaatverandering voor de landbouw is ingezoomd op toenemende blootstelling van

  2. Shostakovich: Symphony N14, Op. 135 / Edward Greenfield

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    Greenfield, Edward

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Shostakovich: Symphony N14, Op. 135; Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death. Ljuba Kazarnovskaya (sop.), Brigitte Fassbaender (mez), Sergei Leiferkus (bar), Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi" DG CD 437 785 - 2GH

  3. TeSLA workshop betrouwbaar toetsen op afstand

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    Brouns, Francis; Janssen, José

    2017-01-01

    Presentatie ten behoeve van workshop betrouwbaar toetsen op afstand voor docenten van de Open Universiteit Nederland betrokken in de derde TeSLA pilot. Topics: toetsfraude, toetsdesign, technologie voor authenticatie en verificatie van auteurschap, TeSLA instrumenten.

  4. Lelies telen op water is mogelijk, maar niet makkelijk

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    Kok, B.J.; Aanholt, van J.T.M.

    2002-01-01

    Verslag van onderzoek naar de mogelijkheid lelies op water te telen. PPO Lisse belicht de voedingskant (bemesting en EC), terwijl Proeftuin Zwaagdijk zich bezig hield met de teeltechnische kant van deze nieuwe teeltmethode

  5. De invloed van ervaring op de kwaliteit van het accountantsoordeel

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    Nieuw Amerongen, van C.M. (Niels)

    2007-01-01

    In de jaren negentig van de vorige eeuw hebben de grootste accountantskantoren hun algemene controlemethodologie herzien naar een op bedrijfsrisico’s gebaseerde controlemethodologie. Onderscheidend aan deze controlemethodologie is dat specifieke aandacht wordt besteed aan begrippen als

  6. All Conservation Opportunity Areas (ECO.RES.ALL_OP_AREAS)

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — The All_OP_Areas GIS layer are all the Conservation Opportunity Areas identified by MoRAP (produced for EPA Region 7). They designate areas with potential for...

  7. Energiebesparing op het melkveebedrijf door benutting van melkwarmte

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    Zijlstra, J.A.; Veltman, P.F.

    1986-01-01

    Via een proefopstelling is onderzoek gedaan naar de energiebehoefte op een melkveebedrijf voor het opstellen van een warmtebalans, waarbij ook onderzoek is gedaan naar het energieaanbod, de invloeden van bedrijfsvoering, het seizoen en de proefopstelling zelf

  8. Erwinia in Zantedeschia : volgen van partijen en toetsen op tolerantie

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    Leeuwen, van P.J.; Martin, W.S.; Dees, R.H.L.; Trompert, J.P.T.; Doorn, van J.

    2012-01-01

    De bloembollen- en de aardappelsector trekken gezamenlijk op binnen het koepel project Deltaplan Erwinia om het Erwiniaprobleem aan te pakken. Voor Zantedeschia is alleen de Erwiniabacteriesoort Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc) een groot probleem. De afgelopen jaren is onderzocht

  9. Psychological and weight-related characteristics of patients with anorexia nervosa-restricting type who later develop bulimia nervosa

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    Nagata Katsutaro

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Patients with anorexia nervosa-restricting type (AN-R sometimes develop accompanying bulimic symptoms or the full syndrome of bulimia nervosa (BN. If clinicians could predict who might change into the bulimic sub-type or BN, preventative steps could be taken. Therefore, we investigated anthropometric and psychological factors possibly associated with such changes. Method All participants were from a study by the Japanese Genetic Research Group for Eating Disorders. Of 80 patients initially diagnosed with AN-R, 22 changed to the AN-Binge Eating/Purging Type (AN-BP and 14 to BN for some period of time. The remaining 44 patients remained AN-R only from the onset to the investigation period. Variables compared by ANOVA included anthropometric measures, personality traits such as Multiple Perfectionism Scale scores and Temperament and Character Inventory scores, and Beck Depression Inventory-II scores. Results In comparison with AN-R only patients, those who developed BN had significantly higher current BMI (p Conclusion The present findings suggest a tendency toward obesity among patients who cross over from AN-R to BN. Low self-directedness and high parental criticism may be associated with the development of BN by patients with AN-R, although the differences may also be associated with depression.

  10. Dorothy Jorgensen - Co-Op Tour Summary

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    Jorgensen, Dorothy

    2014-01-01

    NASA is a household name in this day and age, known commonly as America's government-run powerhouse of innovation and space exploration. It is a common dream for students to be a part of NASA's workforce, but I did not realize that it was my dream until I found that I could not imagine working anywhere else. From August to December, I had the privilege of a co-op tour with NASA at the Johnson Space Center. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) first formed in the early hysteria of the Cold War, and in its early days it received enormous funding and political support. It was America's response to the Russian Sputnik, which was a not only a stark symbol of what was suddenly possible, but also of how far behind the United States had fallen in the race for technology. The political atmosphere in the world has since changed, but NASA's drive to push the boundaries of the impossible has not faded: NASA's primary mission has been exploration for the betterment of mankind, and it works towards that mission to this day. The specific NASA site that I worked in was by a coast near Houston, TX, at the Johnson Space Center (Figure 1). I was led on my first day of work to a building dedicated to Structural Engineering (Building 13), which was where I would be spending most of my time in the months to come. It was here that I had my desk and cubicle, and would later do the bulk of my computer modeling and theoretical planning. Later that day we traveled to the Vibrations and Acoustics Test Facility (Building 49), and here I was shown the parts we would use for our technical project and the locations we would work in. I worked in the Loads and Dynamics Branch of the Structural Engineering Division, in the Engineering Directorate.

  11. Die groot avontuur – wondere van lewe op aarde

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    Barnie Barnard

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Leon Rousseau se Die groot avontuur is ’n populêre wetenskap oor die geskiedenis van lewe op aarde. Populêr-wetenskaplike tekste stel hoë eise aan die skrywer: aktualiteit, toeganklikheid van aanbieding, ’n getroue weergawe van persone en standpunte, duidelike onderskeid tussen feite, teorie en mening en bronne om al drie op te volg.

  12. Recent advances in preparation, properties and device applications of two-dimensional h-BN and its vertical heterostructures

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    Yang, Huihui; Gao, Feng; Dai, Mingjin; Jia, Dechang; Zhou, Yu; Hu, Pingan

    2017-03-01

    Two-dimensional (2D) layered materials, such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), molybdenum disulfide (MoS{}2 ), have attracted tremendous interest due to their atom-thickness structures and excellent physical properties. h-BN has predominant advantages as the dielectric substrate in FET devices due to its outstanding properties such as chemically inert surface, being free of dangling bonds and surface charge traps, especially the large-band-gap insulativity. h-BN involved vertical heterostructures have been widely exploited during the past few years. Such heterostructures adopting h-BN as dielectric layers exhibit enhanced electronic performance, and provide further possibilities for device engineering. Besides, a series of intriguing physical phenomena are observed in certain vertical heterostructures, such as superlattice potential induced replication of Dirac points, band gap tuning, Hofstadter butterfly states, gate-dependent pseudospin mixing. Herein we focus on the rapid developments of h-BN synthesis and fabrication of vertical heterostructures devices based on h-BN, and review the novel properties as well as the potential applications of the heterostructures composed of h-BN. Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61390502, 21373068), the National Basic Research Program of China (No. 2013CB632900), the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51521003), and the Self-Planned Task of State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System (No. SKLRS201607B).

  13. Negative Refraction with Superior Transmission in Graphene-Hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) Multilayer Hyper Crystal

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    Sayem, Ayed Al; Rahman, Md. Masudur; Mahdy, M. R. C.; Jahangir, Ifat; Rahman, Md. Saifur

    2016-01-01

    In this article, we have theoretically investigated the performance of graphene-hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) multilayer structure (hyper crystal) to demonstrate all angle negative refraction along with superior transmission. hBN, one of the latest natural hyperbolic materials, can be a very strong contender to form a hyper crystal with graphene due to its excellence as a graphene-compatible substrate. Although bare hBN can exhibit negative refraction, the transmission is generally low due to its high reflectivity. Whereas due to graphene’s 2D nature and metallic characteristics in the frequency range where hBN behaves as a type-I hyperbolic material, we have found graphene-hBN hyper-crystals to exhibit all angle negative refraction with superior transmission. Interestingly, superior transmission from the whole structure can be fully controlled by the tunability of graphene without hampering the negative refraction originated mainly from hBN. We have also presented an effective medium description of the hyper crystal in the low-k limit and validated the proposed theory analytically and with full wave simulations. Along with the current extensive research on hybridization of graphene plasmon polaritons with (hyperbolic) hBN phonon polaritons, this work might have some substantial impact on this field of research and can be very useful in applications such as hyper-lensing. PMID:27146561

  14. Long-term time series prediction using OP-ELM.

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    Grigorievskiy, Alexander; Miche, Yoan; Ventelä, Anne-Mari; Séverin, Eric; Lendasse, Amaury

    2014-03-01

    In this paper, an Optimally Pruned Extreme Learning Machine (OP-ELM) is applied to the problem of long-term time series prediction. Three known strategies for the long-term time series prediction i.e. Recursive, Direct and DirRec are considered in combination with OP-ELM and compared with a baseline linear least squares model and Least-Squares Support Vector Machines (LS-SVM). Among these three strategies DirRec is the most time consuming and its usage with nonlinear models like LS-SVM, where several hyperparameters need to be adjusted, leads to relatively heavy computations. It is shown that OP-ELM, being also a nonlinear model, allows reasonable computational time for the DirRec strategy. In all our experiments, except one, OP-ELM with DirRec strategy outperforms the linear model with any strategy. In contrast to the proposed algorithm, LS-SVM behaves unstably without variable selection. It is also shown that there is no superior strategy for OP-ELM: any of three can be the best. In addition, the prediction accuracy of an ensemble of OP-ELM is studied and it is shown that averaging predictions of the ensemble can improve the accuracy (Mean Square Error) dramatically. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Anticorrosive performance of waterborne epoxy coatings containing water-dispersible hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets

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    Cui, Mingjun [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Ren, Siming [Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201 (China); University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China); Chen, Jia; Liu, Shuan [Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201 (China); Zhang, Guangan [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Zhao, Haichao, E-mail: zhaohaichao@nimte.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201 (China); Wang, Liping, E-mail: wangliping@nimte.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201 (China); Xue, Qunji, E-mail: qjxue@lzb.ac.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201 (China)

    2017-03-01

    Highlights: • Hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets were well dispersed by using water-soluble carboxylated aniline trimer as dispersant. • The best corrosion performance of waterborne epoxy coatings was achieved with the addition of 1 wt% h-BN. • The decrease of the pores and defects of coating matrix inhibits the diffusion and water absorption of corrosive medium in the coating. - Abstract: Homogenous dispersion of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets in solvents or in the polymer matrix is crucial to initiate their many applications. Here, homogeneous dispersion of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) in epoxy matrix was achieved with a water-soluble carboxylated aniline trimer derivative (CAT{sup −}) as a dispersant, which was attributed to the strong π-π interaction between h-BN and CAT{sup −}, as proved by Raman and UV–vis spectra. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis confirmed a random dispersion of h-BN nanosheets in the waterborne epoxy coatings. The deterioration process of water-borne epoxy coating with and without h-BN nanosheets during the long-term immersion in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution was investigated by electrochemical measurements and water absorption test. Results implied that the introduction of well dispersed h-BN nanosheets into waterborne epoxy system remarkably improved the corrosion protection performance to substrate. Moreover, 1 wt% BN/EP composite coated substrate exhibited higher impedance modulus (1.3 × 10{sup 6} Ω cm{sup 2}) and lower water absorption (4%) than those of pure waterborne epoxy coating coated electrode after long-term immersion in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution, demonstrating its superior anticorrosive performance. This enhanced anticorrosive performance was mainly ascribed to the improved water barrier property of epoxy coating via incorporating homogeneously dispersed h-BN nanosheets.

  16. Natuurlijke afbraak van polycyclische aromatische koolwaterstoffen bij het op de kant zetten van baggerspecie op Goeree - Overflakkee

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    Toorn, van den A.; Harmsen, J.; Dijk - Hooijer, van O.M.

    1996-01-01

    Een belangrijk deel van de waterbodemverontreiniging wordt veroorzaakt door polycyclische aromatische koolwaterstoffen (PAK). Vroeger werd de opgebaggerde waterbodem verspreid op landbouwpercelen. Voor sterk verontreinigde baggerspecie is deze procedure niet meer toegestaan. Momenteel mag licht

  17. The Efficacy of Psychological Therapies in Reducing Weight and Binge Eating in People with Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Who Are Overweight or Obese—A Critical Synthesis and Meta-Analyses

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    Palavras, Marly Amorim; Hay, Phillipa; dos Santos Filho, Celso Alves; Claudino, Angélica

    2017-01-01

    Recurrent binge eating episodes, the core feature of Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), are frequently comorbid with obesity. Psychological interventions, notably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), are effective for binge eating reduction in BED or BN but less so for weight loss. Behavioural Weight Loss Therapy (BWLT) shows effectiveness for binge eating reduction and weight loss but the latter appears poorly sustained over time. Our aim was to review evidence for efficacy of psychological therapies for BN/BED associated with overweight or obesity in reducing binge frequency and weight. A systematic search for randomized controlled trials with adult samples who had BN or BED was conducted considering articles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese with no restrictions for the timeline publication ending in March 2016. A quality appraisal of the trials and meta-analyses comparing BWLT to CBT were done. This review identified 2248 articles for screening and 19 published articles were selected. No trials of BN were identified. This review found CBT was favoured compared to BWLT with regard to short-term binge eating reduction. However, insufficient evidence was found for superiority for BWLT efficacy compared to CBT considering binge eating remission, reduction of binge eating frequency and weight loss. More research is needed to test the efficacy of psychological treatments for BED or BN with co-morbid overweight or obesity, including trials evaluating binge eating remission and weight loss in the long-term. PMID:28304341

  18. The Efficacy of Psychological Therapies in Reducing Weight and Binge Eating in People with Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Who Are Overweight or Obese-A Critical Synthesis and Meta-Analyses.

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    Palavras, Marly Amorim; Hay, Phillipa; Filho, Celso Alves Dos Santos; Claudino, Angélica

    2017-03-17

    Recurrent binge eating episodes, the core feature of Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), are frequently comorbid with obesity. Psychological interventions, notably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), are effective for binge eating reduction in BED or BN but less so for weight loss. Behavioural Weight Loss Therapy (BWLT) shows effectiveness for binge eating reduction and weight loss but the latter appears poorly sustained over time. Our aim was to review evidence for efficacy of psychological therapies for BN/BED associated with overweight or obesity in reducing binge frequency and weight. A systematic search for randomized controlled trials with adult samples who had BN or BED was conducted considering articles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese with no restrictions for the timeline publication ending in March 2016. A quality appraisal of the trials and meta-analyses comparing BWLT to CBT were done. This review identified 2248 articles for screening and 19 published articles were selected. No trials of BN were identified. This review found CBT was favoured compared to BWLT with regard to short-term binge eating reduction. However, insufficient evidence was found for superiority for BWLT efficacy compared to CBT considering binge eating remission, reduction of binge eating frequency and weight loss. More research is needed to test the efficacy of psychological treatments for BED or BN with co-morbid overweight or obesity, including trials evaluating binge eating remission and weight loss in the long-term.

  19. The Efficacy of Psychological Therapies in Reducing Weight and Binge Eating in People with Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Who Are Overweight or Obese—A Critical Synthesis and Meta-Analyses

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    Marly Amorim Palavras

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Recurrent binge eating episodes, the core feature of Bulimia Nervosa (BN and Binge Eating Disorder (BED, are frequently comorbid with obesity. Psychological interventions, notably Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT, are effective for binge eating reduction in BED or BN but less so for weight loss. Behavioural Weight Loss Therapy (BWLT shows effectiveness for binge eating reduction and weight loss but the latter appears poorly sustained over time. Our aim was to review evidence for efficacy of psychological therapies for BN/BED associated with overweight or obesity in reducing binge frequency and weight. A systematic search for randomized controlled trials with adult samples who had BN or BED was conducted considering articles in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese with no restrictions for the timeline publication ending in March 2016. A quality appraisal of the trials and meta-analyses comparing BWLT to CBT were done. This review identified 2248 articles for screening and 19 published articles were selected. No trials of BN were identified. This review found CBT was favoured compared to BWLT with regard to short-term binge eating reduction. However, insufficient evidence was found for superiority for BWLT efficacy compared to CBT considering binge eating remission, reduction of binge eating frequency and weight loss. More research is needed to test the efficacy of psychological treatments for BED or BN with co-morbid overweight or obesity, including trials evaluating binge eating remission and weight loss in the long-term.

  20. Minder en anders bemesten : onderzoeksresultaat tuinbouw op zand; Van Lierop 2008-2010

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    Burgt, van der G.J.H.M.; Staps, S.

    2010-01-01

    In het kader van een heroriëntatie op bemesting in de biologische tuinbouw op zandgrond is een veldproef aangelegd op het bedrijf van Jan van Lierop in Mierlo, Noord-Brabant. Gezien de nieuwe regels op het gebied van de mestwetgeving werd gezocht naar manieren om de mineralenaanvoer te verlagen

  1. Kennis op maat voor Nationale landschappen : ervaringen met het oplossen van specifieke kennisvragen

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    Koomen, A.J.M.; Schröder, R.R.G.

    2011-01-01

    Doel van het project ‘Kennis op maat’ is om op een interactieve manier kennis te leveren over een aantal specifieke kennisvragen en onderwerpen van medewerkers van provincies en Nationale Landschappen. De nadruk ligt daarbij op kennisuitwisseling, doorwerking en montage en niet op het uitvoeren van

  2. Deposition of B{sub 4}C/BCN/c-BN multilayered thin films by r.f. magnetron sputtering

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    Bejarano, G. [Laboratorio de Recubrimientos Duros del CDT-ASTIN SENA, Cali (Colombia); Caicedo, J.M. [Laboratorio de Recubrimientos Duros del CDT-ASTIN SENA, Cali (Colombia); Baca, E. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A.A. 25360, Cali (Colombia); Prieto, P. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad del Valle, A.A. 25360, Cali (Colombia)]. E-mail: pprieto@calima.univalle.edu.co; Balogh, A.G. [Institute for Material Science, Darmstadt University of Technology (Germany); Enders, S. [Max Plank Institute, Department of Material Research, Stuttgart (Germany)

    2006-01-03

    Thin films of cubic boron nitride (c-BN) and B{sub 4}C/BCN/c-BN multilayers, were deposited by r.f. (13.56 MHz) multi-target magnetron sputtering from high-purity (99.99%) h-BN and a (99.5%) B{sub 4}C targets, in an Ar (90%)/N{sub 2} (10%) gas mixture. Films were deposited onto silicon substrates with (100) orientations at 300 {sup o}C, with r.f. power density near 7 W/cm{sup 2}. In order to obtain the highest fraction of the c-BN phase, an r.f. substrate bias voltage between - 100 and - 300 V was applied during the initial nucleation process and - 50 to - 100 V during the film growth. Additionally, B{sub 4}C and BCN films were deposited and analyzed individually. For their deposition, we varied the bias voltage of the B{sub 4}C films between - 50 and - 250 V, and for the BCN coatings, the nitrogen gas flow from 3% to 12%. A 300-nm-thick TiN buffer layer was first deposited to improve the adhesion of all samples. X-ray diffraction patterns revealed the presence of c-BN (111) and h-BN phases. FTIR spectroscopy measurements indicate the presence of a peak at 780 cm{sup -} {sup 1} referred to as 'out-of-plane' h-BN vibration mode; another peak at 1100 cm{sup -} {sup 1} corresponds to the c-BN TO mode and the 'in-plane' vibration mode of the h-BN at 1400 cm{sup -} {sup 1}. BN films deposited at 300 deg. C at a pressure of 4.0 Pa and under - 150 V of nucleation r.f. bias, applied for 35 min, presented the highest c-BN fraction, near 85%. By using 32 layers, it was possible to deposit a 4.6-{mu}m-thick c-BN film with adequate mechanical properties and good adhesion to the substrate.

  3. BnSIP1-1, a Trihelix Family Gene, Mediates Abiotic Stress Tolerance and ABA Signaling in Brassica napus.

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    Luo, Junling; Tang, Shaohua; Mei, Fengling; Peng, Xiaojue; Li, Jun; Li, Xiaofei; Yan, Xiaohong; Zeng, Xinhua; Liu, Fang; Wu, Yuhua; Wu, Gang

    2017-01-01

    The trihelix family genes have important functions in light-relevant and other developmental processes, but their roles in response to adverse environment are largely unclear. In this study, we identified a new gene, BnSIP1-1, which fell in the SIP1 (6b INTERACTING PROTEIN1) clade of the trihelix family with two trihelix DNA binding domains and a fourth amphipathic α-helix. BnSIP1-1 protein specifically targeted to the nucleus, and its expression can be induced by abscisic acid (ABA) and different stresses. Overexpression of BnSIP1-1 improved seed germination under osmotic pressure, salt, and ABA treatments. Moreover, BnSIP1-1 decreased the susceptibility of transgenic seedlings to osmotic pressure and ABA treatments, whereas there was no difference under salt stress between the transgenic and wild-type seedlings. ABA level in the transgenic seedlings leaves was higher than those in the control plants under normal condition. Under exogenous ABA treatment and mannitol stress, the accumulation of ABA in the transgenic plants was higher than that in the control plants; while under salt stress, the difference of ABA content before treatment was gradually smaller with the prolongation of salt treatment time, then after 24 h of treatment the ABA level was similar in transgenic and wild-type plants. The transcription levels of several general stress marker genes (BnRD29A, BnERD15, and BnLEA1) were higher in the transgenic plants than the wild-type plants, whereas salt-responsive genes (BnSOS1, BnNHX1, and BnHKT) were not significantly different or even reduced compared with the wild-type plants, which indicated that BnSIP1-1 specifically exerted different regulatory mechanisms on the osmotic- and salt-response pathways in seedling period. Overall, these findings suggested that BnSIP1-1 played roles in ABA synthesis and signaling, salt and osmotic stress response. To date, information about the involvement of the Brassica napus trihelix gene in abiotic response is scarce

  4. Stenhammer, Wilhelm. sinfonien Nr. 1 F-Dur und Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 34, Excelsior! op. 13, Serenade F-Dur op. 31. Sinfonieorchester Göteborg, Neeme Järvi / Andreas K. W. Meyer

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    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Stenhammer, Wilhelm. sinfonien Nr. 1 F-Dur und Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 34, Excelsior! op. 13, Serenade F-Dur op. 31. Sinfonieorchester Göteborg, Neeme Järvi". DG 2 CD 445857-2 (WD: 138'37")

  5. ’n Pastoraatsperspektief op dreigende werksverlies

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    Roelf Schoeman

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A pastoral perspective on the threatening loss of employment The changing employment situation in South Africa is currently characterized by the various challenges it poses to individuals in the workplace, such as affirmative action, voluntary severance packages and discharges. Discharges are often associated with employment insecurity and the threatening loss of employment. A psychological approach to the threatening loss of employment is on its own inadequate. The aim of this article is to investigate the possibilities of a holistic approach as part of pastoral support to persons experiencing the threat of losing their employment. It aims to argue that pastoral care can benefit from a multi- disciplinary approach to the threatening loss of employment. However, pastoral care needs guidelines to facilitate its relationship with psychology and to assist in dealing with faith in the counselling process. This article makes use of Gerkin’s model for pastoral care in order to provide some guidelines for pastoral care for individuals who are experiencing a protracted threat of loss of employment. Gerkin’s model will be brought into dialogue with a cognitive behavioural therapeutic model.

  6. PREFACE: Ultrathin layers of graphene, h-BN and other honeycomb structures Ultrathin layers of graphene, h-BN and other honeycomb structures

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    Geber, Thomas; Oshima, Chuhei

    2012-08-01

    Since ancient times, pure carbon materials have been familiar in human society—not only diamonds in jewellery and graphite in pencils, but also charcoal and coal which have been used for centuries as fuel for living and industry. Carbon fibers are stronger, tougher and lighter than steel and increase material efficiency because of their lower weight. Today, carbon fibers and related composite materials are used to make the frames of bicycles, cars and even airplane parts. The two-dimensional allotrope, now called graphene, is just a single layer of carbon atoms, locked together in a strongly bonded honeycomb lattice. In plane, graphene is stiffer than diamond, but out-of-plane it is soft, like rubber. It is virtually invisible, may conduct electricity (heat) better than copper and weighs next to nothing. Carbon compounds with two carbon atoms as a base, such as graphene, graphite or diamond, have isoelectronic sister compounds made of boron-nitrogen pairs: hexagonal and cubic boron nitride, with almost the same lattice constant. Although the two 2D sisters, graphene and h-BN, have the same number of valence electrons, their electronic properties are very different: freestanding h-BN is an insulator, while charge carriers in graphene are highly mobile. The past ten years have seen a great expansion in studies of single-layer and few-layer graphene. This activity has been concerned with the π electron transport in graphene, in electric and magnetic fields. More than 30 years ago, however, single-layer graphene and h-BN on solid surfaces were widely investigated. It was noted that they drastically changed the chemical reactivity of surfaces, and they were known to 'poison' heterogeneous catalysts, to passivate surfaces, to prevent oxidation of surfaces and to act as surfactants. Also, it was realized that the controlled growth of h-BN and graphene on substrates yields the formation of mismatch driven superstructures with peculiar template functionality on the

  7. [Political psychology].

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    Resch, Mária; Bella, Tamás

    2013-04-21

    In Hungary one can mostly find references to the psychological processes of politics in the writings of publicists, public opinion pollsters, philosophers, social psychologists, and political analysts. It would be still important if not only legal scientists focusing on political institutions or sociologist-politologists concentrating on social structures could analyse the psychological aspects of political processes; but one could also do so through the application of the methods of political psychology. The authors review the history of political psychology, its position vis-à-vis other fields of science and the essential interfaces through which this field of science, which is still to be discovered in Hungary, connects to other social sciences. As far as its methodology comprising psycho-biographical analyses, questionnaire-based queries, cognitive mapping of interviews and statements are concerned, it is identical with the psychiatric tools of medical sciences. In the next part of this paper, the focus is shifted to the essence and contents of political psychology. Group dynamics properties, voters' attitudes, leaders' personalities and the behavioural patterns demonstrated by them in different political situations, authoritativeness, games, and charisma are all essential components of political psychology, which mostly analyses psychological-psychiatric processes and also involves medical sciences by relying on cognitive and behavioural sciences. This paper describes political psychology, which is basically part of social sciences, still, being an interdisciplinary science, has several ties to medical sciences through psychological and psychiatric aspects.

  8. Mid-IR Imaging of Orion BN/KL: Modeling of Physical Conditions and Energy Balance

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    Gezari, Daniel; Varosi, Frank; Dwek, Eli; Danchi, William C.; Tan, Jonathan; Okumura, Shin-ichiro

    2016-01-01

    We have modeled two mid-infrared imaging photometry data sets to determine the spatial distribution of physical conditions in the BN/KL (Becklin-Neugebauer / Kleinmann-Low) infrared complex. We observed the BN/KL region using the 10-meter Keck I telescope and the LWS (Living With a Star) in the direct imaging mode, over a 13 inch by 19 inch field . We also modeled images obtained with COMICS (Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer, Kataza et al. 2000) at the 8.2-meter SUBARU telescope, over a total field of view [which] is 31 inches by 41 inches in a total of nine bands: 7.8, 8.8, 9.7, 10.5, 11.7, 12.4, 18.5, 20.8 and 24.8 microns with 1-micron bandwidth interference filters.

  9. Les collections cartographiques numérisées de la BnF

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    Olivier Loiseaux

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Depuis 1997 la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF propose en accès libre sur son site internet dans la rubrique Gallica de vastes collections de documents numérisés. Les fonds de Gallica, extraits de la vaste bibliothèque numérique de la BnF ont été choisis de manière à constituer une bibliothèque encyclopédique, centrée sur la culture francophone mais également pour permettre la découverte de ressources culturelles par le grand public. Ces fonds numérisés comprennent actuellement 70.000 ouvrages (21 millions de pages, 80.000 images et 500 documents sonores. Parmi les documents iconographiques, on recense entre 3500 et 4000 documents cartographiques.

  10. 2D Heterostructure coatings of hBN-MoS2 layers for corrosion resistance

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    Vandana, Sajith; Kochat, Vidya; Lee, Jonghoon; Varshney, Vikas; Yazdi, Sadegh; Shen, Jianfeng; Kosolwattana, Suppanat; Vinod, Soumya; Vajtai, Robert; Roy, Ajit K.; Sekhar Tiwary, Chandra; Ajayan, P. M.

    2017-02-01

    Heterostructures of atomically thin 2D materials could have improved physical, mechanical and chemical properties as compared to its individual components. Here we report, the effect of heterostructure coatings of hBN and MoS2 on the corrosion behavior as compared to coatings employing the individual 2D layer compositions. The poor corrosion resistance of MoS2 (widely used as wear resistant coating) can be improved by incorporating hBN sheets. Depending on the atomic stacking of the 2D sheets, we can further engineer the corrosion resistance properties of these coatings. A detailed spectroscopy and microscopy analysis has been used to characterize the different combinations of layered coatings. Detailed DFT based calculation reveals that the effect on the electrical properties due to atomic stacking is one of the major reasons for the improvement seen in corrosion resistance.

  11. Synthesis of boron-nitride nanocages and fullerenes in a BN plasma

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    Krstic, Predrag; Han, Longtao

    2016-09-01

    Synthesis of boron-nitride fullerenes, nano-cocoons and nano-cages by self-organization of BN molecules in a high-temperature plasma is simulated using the DFT tight-binding method. No boron nano-cluster or catalysts nano-particle are needed to initiate this process. By varying the plasma temperature and the BN density, as well as the time of growth we can simulate growth of he sp2 cages of various shape, size and quality. Role of hydrogen in HBNH and H2BNH2 synthesis is also considered. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.

  12. Subjective appropriation of musical form in Schumann’s Carnaval, op. 9

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    Teresa Palma Pereira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze musical form in german composer Robert Schumann’s works (8 June 1810 – 29 July 1856, particularly that of piano solo piece Carnaval, op. 9, trying to understand what is revealed by the way he uses it in relation to his personality, not only in artistic terms (taking into account the context of German Romanticism but also on a deeper psychological level. To come to an understanding of Schumann’s use of form, this paper begins with a brief description of the evolution of musical form since Viennese Classicism, with additional references to the baroque system of ‘affects’. Form in Schumann is compared with that of other significant composers of the romantic period and various points of intersection between music and other arts are analyzed, especially literature, in certain key works of this period. Parting from these reflections, we explore the question of the expressive intention behind his handling of form in Carnaval, op. 9. The aim of the investigation of this aspect is to understand how far the innovatory use of this parameter in Schumann, reflects a unique vision of the art of music.

  13. Geestelike veerkragtigheid as reaksie op kerkskeuring

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    Yolanda Dreyer

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resilience as answer to the problem of church schism. The article investigates theories of resilience as applied to individuals and groups. From a group perspective, the potential of and obstacles to resilience are examined against the backgound of post-apartheid South Africa. Individual perpetrators and victims, as well as corporate bodies such as institutionalised faith communities have been affected. For the liberation of South Africa’s wounded soul, resilience is needed. In the article, psychological dimensions of resilience theory are brought into dialogue with the theological hermeneutical model of Ernst Fuchs in order to show how an encounter with the Jesus narrative of care for wounded people can foster resilience, liberate and bring healing to both faith communities and to this predominantly religious country.

  14. Becoming Socialized into a New Professional Role: LPN to BN Student Nurses' Experiences with Legitimation

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    Sherri Melrose

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents findings from a qualitative descriptive study that explored the professional socialization experiences of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs who attended an online university to earn a Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BN, a prerequisite to writing the Canadian Registered Nurse (RN qualifying exam. The project was framed from a constructivist worldview and Haas and Shaffir’s theory of legitimation. Participants were 27 nurses in a Post-LPN to BN program who came from across Canada to complete required practicums. Data was collected from digital recordings of four focus groups held in different cities. Transcripts were analyzed for themes and confirmed with participants through member checking. Two overarching themes were identified and are presented to explain how these unique adult learners sought to legitimize their emerging identity as Registered Nurses (RNs. First, Post-LPN to BN students need little, if any, further legitimation to affirm their identities as “nurse.” Second, practicum interactions with instructors and new clinical experiences are key socializing agents.

  15. THE PROPER MOTIONS OF THE DOUBLE RADIO SOURCE n IN THE ORION BN/KL REGION

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    Rodríguez, Luis F.; Loinard, Laurent; Zapata, Luis; Lizano, Susana [Instituto de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, Apdo. Postal 3-72 (Xangari), 58089 Morelia, Michoacán, México (Mexico); Dzib, Sergio A.; Menten, Karl M. [Max Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, D-53121 Bonn (Germany); Gómez, Laura, E-mail: l.rodriguez@crya.unam.mx [Joint ALMA Observatory, Alonso de Córdoba 3107, Vitacura, Santiago (Chile)

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    We have extended the time baseline for observations of the proper motions of radio sources in the Orion BN/KL region from 14.7 to 22.5 years. We present improved determinations for the sources BN and I. In addition, we address the proper motions of the double radio source n, that have been questioned in the literature. We confirm that all three sources are moving away at transverse velocities of tens of kilometers per second from a region in-between them, where they were located about 500 years ago. Source n exhibits a new component that we interpret as due to a one-sided ejection of free–free emitting plasma that took place after 2006.36. We used the highly accurate relative proper motions between sources BN and I to determine that their closest separation took place in the year 1475 ± 6, when they were within ∼100 au or less from each other in the plane of the sky.

  16. Mikroenkapsulasi Strain Probiotik Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremonis BN12 Menggunakan Berbagai Penyalut

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    Irma Hermana

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui karakteristik produk mikroenkapsulasi strain probiotik Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremonis BN12 menggunakan berbagai penyalut. Mikroenkapsulasi strain probiotik Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremonis BN12 dilakukan dengan teknik spray drying. Media mikroenkapsulasi berupa campuran dari penyalut (soluble fiber dengan larutan protein dan karbohidrat (skim milk, maltodekstrin dan glukosa. Adapun jenis-jenis penyalut yang digunakan adalah alginat 0,5%, xanthan gum 0,05% atau kitosan 0,5%.  Parameter yang diamati meliputi viabilitas sel probiotik sebelum dan setelah proses spray drying, ketahanan sel probiotik pada kondisi bile salt dan pH3 serta daya hambat sel probiotik setelah spray drying. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa penyalut terbaik untuk mikroenkapsulasi strain probiotik Leuconostoc mesenteroides ssp. cremonis BN12 adalah xanthan gum dengan viabilitas setelah spray drying mencapai 8,36 log cfu/g. Viabilitas sel pada media bile salt adalah 7,69 cfu/g dan pada pH 3 mencapai 2,7 log cfu/g setelah 24 jam masa inkubasi dengan daya hambat yang lebih baik terhadap patogen enterik Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp, Listeria monocytogenes dan Staphylococcus aureus.

  17. Superhydrophobic hBN-Regulated Sponges with Excellent Absorbency Fabricated Using a Green and Facile Method

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    Zhou, Ying; Wang, Yao; Liu, Tengfei; Xu, Gang; Chen, Guangming; Li, Huayi; Liu, Lichun; Zhuo, Qiqi; Zhang, Jiaoxia; Yan, Chao

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    The world faces severe environmental, human and ecological problems when major oil spills and organic discharges are released into the environment. And so it is imperative to develop tools and high performance innovative materials that can efficiently absorb these organic discharges. Furthermore, green, facile methods to produce these advanced materials are also needed. In this paper, we demonstrate a novel porous supersponge based on melamine coated with hBN. This superhydrophobic sponge (with a contact angle >150°) exhibits excellent absorption performance for oils and organic solvents, including good selectivity, high capacity (up to 175 g·g-1) and extraordinary recyclability (less than 20% decline after 30 cycles of absorption/squeezing). The synthetic procedure required only ultrasonication and immersion of the sponge in aqueous hBN solution, being a green, cost-effective and scalable production methodology. By virtue of the straightforward and cost-effective fabrication method, along with the excellent absorption performance, hBN-decorated sponges have great promise for real world practical application in the field of oil spills and organic leakage cleanup.

  18. Conjugated π electron engineering of generalized stacking fault in graphene and h-BN

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    Ouyang, Bin; Chen, Cheng; Song, J.

    2018-03-01

    Generalized-stacking-fault energy (GSFE) serves as an important metric that prescribes dislocation behaviors in materials. In this paper, utilizing first-principle calculations and chemical bonding analysis, we studied the behaviors of generalized stacking fault in graphene and h-BN. It has been shown that the π bond formation plays a critical role in the existence of metastable stacking fault (MSF) in graphene and h-BN lattice along certain slip directions. Chemical functionalization was then proposed as an effective means to engineer the π bond, and subsequently MSF along dislocation slips within graphene and h-BN. Taking hydrogenation as a representative functionalization method, we demonstrated that, with the preferential adsorption of hydrogen along the slip line, π electrons along the slip would be saturated by adsorbed hydrogen atoms, leading to the moderation or elimination of MSF. Our study elucidates the atomic mechanism of MSF formation in graphene-like materials, and more generally, provides important insights towards predictive tuning of mechanic properties in two-dimensional nanomaterials.

  19. Investigation of bn-44 Peptide Fragments Using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Isotope Labeling

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    Wang, Bing; Yu, Jiayi; Wang, Huixin; Wei, Zhonglin; Guo, Xinhua; Xiao, Zhaohui; Zeng, Zhoufang; Kong, Wei

    2014-12-01

    An N-terminal deuterohemin-containing hexapeptide (DhHP-6) was designed as a short peptide cytochrome c (Cyt c) mimetic to study the effect of N-terminal charge on peptide fragmentation pathways. This peptide gave different dissociation patterns than normal tryptic peptides. Upon collision-induced dissociation (CID) with an ion trap mass spectrometer, the singly charged peptide ion containing no added proton generated abundant and characteristic bn-44 ions instead of bn-28 (an) ions. Studies by high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) and isotope labeling indicate that elimination of 44 Da fragments from b ions occurs via two different pathways: (1) loss of CH3CHO (44.0262) from a Thr side chain; (2) loss of CO2 (43.9898) from the oxazolone structure in the C-terminus. A series of analogues were designed and analyzed. The experimental results combined with Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations on the proton affinity of the deuteroporphyrin demonstrate that the production of these novel bn-44 ions is related to the N-terminal charge via a charge-remote rather than radical-directed fragmentation pathway.

  20. Multifunctional tunneling devices based on graphene/h-BN/MoSe2 van der Waals heterostructures

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    Cheng, Ruiqing; Wang, Feng; Yin, Lei; Xu, Kai; Ahmed Shifa, Tofik; Wen, Yao; Zhan, Xueying; Li, Jie; Jiang, Chao; Wang, Zhenxing; He, Jun

    2017-04-01

    The vertically stacked devices based on van der Waals heterostructures (vdWHs) of two-dimensional layered materials (2DLMs) have attracted considerable attention due to their superb properties. As a typical structure, graphene/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)/graphene vdWH has been proved possible to make tunneling devices. Compared with graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides possess intrinsic bandgap, leading to high performance of electronic devices. Here, tunneling devices based on graphene/h-BN/MoSe2 vdWHs are designed for multiple functions. On the one hand, the device shows a typical tunneling field-effect transistor behavior. A high on/off ratio of tunneling current (5 × 103) and an ultrahigh current rectification ratio (7 × 105) are achieved, which are attributed to relatively small electronic affinity of MoSe2 and optimized thickness of h-BN. On the other hand, the same structure also realizes 2D non-volatile memory with a high program/erase current ratio (>105), large memory window (˜150 V from ±90 V), and good retention characteristic. These results could enhance the fundamental understanding of tunneling behavior in vdWHs and contribute to the design of ultrathin rectifiers and memory based on 2DLMs.

  1. Atomically precise semiconductor--graphene and hBN interfaces by Ge intercalation.

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    Verbitskiy, N I; Fedorov, A V; Profeta, G; Stroppa, A; Petaccia, L; Senkovskiy, B; Nefedov, A; Wöll, C; Usachov, D Yu; Vyalikh, D V; Yashina, L V; Eliseev, A A; Pichler, T; Grüneis, A

    2015-12-07

    The full exploration of the potential, which graphene offers to nanoelectronics requires its integration into semiconductor technology. So far the real-world applications are limited by the ability to concomitantly achieve large single-crystalline domains on dielectrics and semiconductors and to tailor the interfaces between them. Here we show a new direct bottom-up method for the fabrication of high-quality atomically precise interfaces between 2D materials, like graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), and classical semiconductor via Ge intercalation. Using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and complementary DFT modelling we observed for the first time that epitaxially grown graphene with the Ge monolayer underneath demonstrates Dirac Fermions unaffected by the substrate as well as an unperturbed electronic band structure of hBN. This approach provides the intrinsic relativistic 2D electron gas towards integration in semiconductor technology. Hence, these new interfaces are a promising path for the integration of graphene and hBN into state-of-the-art semiconductor technology.

  2. Atomically precise semiconductor—graphene and hBN interfaces by Ge intercalation

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    Verbitskiy, N. I.; Fedorov, A. V.; Profeta, G.; Stroppa, A.; Petaccia, L.; Senkovskiy, B.; Nefedov, A.; Wöll, C.; Usachov, D. Yu.; Vyalikh, D. V.; Yashina, L. V.; Eliseev, A. A.; Pichler, T.; Grüneis, A.

    2015-01-01

    The full exploration of the potential, which graphene offers to nanoelectronics requires its integration into semiconductor technology. So far the real-world applications are limited by the ability to concomitantly achieve large single-crystalline domains on dielectrics and semiconductors and to tailor the interfaces between them. Here we show a new direct bottom-up method for the fabrication of high-quality atomically precise interfaces between 2D materials, like graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), and classical semiconductor via Ge intercalation. Using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and complementary DFT modelling we observed for the first time that epitaxially grown graphene with the Ge monolayer underneath demonstrates Dirac Fermions unaffected by the substrate as well as an unperturbed electronic band structure of hBN. This approach provides the intrinsic relativistic 2D electron gas towards integration in semiconductor technology. Hence, these new interfaces are a promising path for the integration of graphene and hBN into state-of-the-art semiconductor technology. PMID:26639608

  3. High-performance polyimide nanocomposites with core-shell AgNWs@BN for electronic packagings

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    Zhou, Yongcun; Liu, Feng, E-mail: liufeng@nwpu.edu.cn [State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi' an Shaanxi 710072 (China)

    2016-08-22

    The increasing density of electronic devices underscores the need for efficient thermal management. Silver nanowires (AgNWs), as one-dimensional nanostructures, possess a high aspect ratio and intrinsic thermal conductivity. However, high electrical conductivity of AgNWs limits their application for electronic packaging. We synthesized boron nitride-coated silver nanowires (AgNWs@BN) using a flexible and fast method followed by incorporation into synthetic polyimide (PI) for enhanced thermal conductivity and dielectric properties of nanocomposites. The thinner boron nitride intermediate nanolayer on AgNWs not only alleviated the mismatch between AgNWs and PI but also enhanced their interfacial interaction. Hence, the maximum thermal conductivity of an AgNWs@BN/PI composite with a filler loading up to 20% volume was increased to 4.33 W/m K, which is an enhancement by nearly 23.3 times compared with that of the PI matrix. The relative permittivity and dielectric loss were about 9.89 and 0.015 at 1 MHz, respectively. Compared with AgNWs@SiO{sub 2}/PI and Ag@BN/PI composites, boron nitride-coated core-shell structures effectively increased the thermal conductivity and reduced the permittivity of nanocomposites. The relative mechanism was studied and discussed. This study enables the identification of appropriate modifier fillers for polymer matrix nanocomposites.

  4. Time-resolved Polarimetry of the Superluminous SN 2015bn with the Nordic Optical Telescope

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    Leloudas, Giorgos; Maund, Justyn R.; Gal-Yam, Avishay

    2017-01-01

    We present imaging polarimetry of the superluminous supernova SN 2015bn, obtained over nine epochs between -20 and +46 days with the Nordic Optical Telescope. This was a nearby, slowly evolving Type I superluminous supernova that has been studied extensively and for which two epochs of spectropol......We present imaging polarimetry of the superluminous supernova SN 2015bn, obtained over nine epochs between -20 and +46 days with the Nordic Optical Telescope. This was a nearby, slowly evolving Type I superluminous supernova that has been studied extensively and for which two epochs...... of spectropolarimetry are also available. Based on field stars, we determine the interstellar polarization in the Galaxy to be negligible. The polarization of SN 2015bn shows a statistically significant increase during the last epochs, confirming previous findings. Our well-sampled imaging polarimetry series allows us......, to a more aspherical inner core, dominated by freshly nucleosynthesized material. This two-layered model might account for the characteristic appearance and properties of Type I superluminous supernovae....

  5. Carbon-tuned bonding method significantly enhanced the hydrogen storage of BN-Li complexes.

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    Deng, Qing-ming; Zhao, Lina; Luo, You-hua; Zhang, Meng; Zhao, Li-xia; Zhao, Yuliang

    2011-11-01

    Through first-principles calculations, we found doping carbon atoms onto BN monolayers (BNC) could significantly strengthen the Li bond on this material. Unlike the weak bond strength between Li atoms and the pristine BN layer, it is observed that Li atoms are strongly hybridized and donate their electrons to the doped substrate, which is responsible for the enhanced binding energy. Li adsorbed on the BNC layer can serve as a high-capacity hydrogen storage medium, without forming clusters, which can be recycled at room temperature. Eight polarized H(2) molecules are attached to two Li atoms with an optimal binding energy of 0.16-0.28 eV/H(2), which results from the electrostatic interaction of the polarized charge of hydrogen molecules with the electric field induced by positive Li atoms. This practical carbon-tuned BN-Li complex can work as a very high-capacity hydrogen storage medium with a gravimetric density of hydrogen of 12.2 wt%, which is much higher than the gravimetric goal of 5.5 wt % hydrogen set by the U.S. Department of Energy for 2015.

  6. The Clar Structure in Inorganic BN Analogues of Polybenzenoid Hydrocarbons: Does it Exist or Not?

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    Wu, Jingjing; Zhu, Jun

    2015-12-21

    The Clar structure of polybenzenoid hydrocarbons (PBHs) have attracted considerable interest of both theoretical and experimental chemists since it was proposed in the 1950s. However, it remains unclear whether the Clar structure could exist in inorganic PBHs, the boron nitride (BN) analogues where the alternate boron and nitrogen atoms are used to replace the carbon atoms of PBHs. Here, we carry out thorough density functional theory (DFT) calculations to probe the possibility of Clar structures in BN analogues of PBHs. A strong correlation (r(2) =0.975) between the ring number (n=3-10) of BN analogues of [n]acenes and energy differences between the most and least stable isomers is identified, suggesting the existence of Clar structures in inorganic PBHs. In addition, the slightly weaker correlations in comparison to that (r(2) =0.989) of the organic PBHs is rationalized by the reduced aromaticity, which is revealed by two aromatic indices: ELFπ and SCI. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  7. Microstructure Characteristics and Properties of HVOF Sprayed Ni-Based Alloy Nano-h-BN Self-Lubricating Composite Coatings

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    Xiaofeng Zhang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A Ni-based alloy/nano-h-BN self-lubricating composite coating was produced on medium carbon steel by high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF spraying technique. The powder feedstocks for HVOF spraying were prepared by ball milling and agglomerated the nano-h-BN with Ni-based alloy powders. The microstructure and mechanical properties of coatings have been investigated. With the increasing of h-BN contents, some delaminations appeared gradually in the coatings and a continuous network with h-BN phase embedded formed in the metallic matrix. The average microhardness of the self-lubricating coating was a little lower for the addition of soft solid lubricant. The friction coefficient of coatings is in the ranges of 0.38–0.48 and 0.38–0.52 at ambient temperature and 400°C, respectively. The maximum bonding strength of coatings reached 23.83 MPa.

  8. Psychological behaviorism and behaviorizing psychology

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    Staats, Arthur W.

    1994-01-01

    Paradigmatic or psychological behaviorism (PB), in a four-decade history of development, has been shaped by its goal, the establishment of a behaviorism that can also serve as the approach in psychology (Watson's original goal). In the process, PB has become a new generation of behaviorism with abundant heuristic avenues for development in theory, philosophy, methodology, and research. Psychology has resources, purview and problem areas, and nascent developments of many kinds, gathered in chaotic diversity, needing unification (and other things) that cognitivism cannot provide. Behaviorism can, within PB's multilevel framework for connecting and advancing both psychology and behaviorism. PMID:22478175

  9. Psychological behaviorism and behaviorizing psychology.

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    Staats, A W

    1994-01-01

    Paradigmatic or psychological behaviorism (PB), in a four-decade history of development, has been shaped by its goal, the establishment of a behaviorism that can also serve as the approach in psychology (Watson's original goal). In the process, PB has become a new generation of behaviorism with abundant heuristic avenues for development in theory, philosophy, methodology, and research. Psychology has resources, purview and problem areas, and nascent developments of many kinds, gathered in chaotic diversity, needing unification (and other things) that cognitivism cannot provide. Behaviorism can, within PB's multilevel framework for connecting and advancing both psychology and behaviorism.

  10. German Military Psychology 1973.

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    SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, *WEST GERMANY, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, APTITUDE TESTS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , PSYCHIATRY, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, CLASSIFICATION, SELECTION, PILOTS, AVIATION MEDICINE.

  11. Investigation of dependence of BN-600 reactor sector fuel cladding leak detection system responses on the operation parameters

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    O.I. Albutova

    2015-12-01

    Implemented studies of dependence of background on the reactor operational parameters are of practical importance and are original scientifically - similar types of research have not been done previously. Upon completion of testing and validation of the developed model using extended volume of reactor operation data the issue will be addressed of the implementation of the methodology within the composition of the SFCLDS of BN-600 and BN-800 reactors.

  12. Low Temperature Noise Measurement of an InAs/GaSb-based nBn MWIR Detector

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    2011-01-01

    lack of fully passivated mesa sidewalls. An emerging infrared detector technology utilizing a unipolar, single-band barrier design, the so-called nBn ...Low Temperature Noise Measurement of an InAs/GaSb-based nBn MWIR Detector Vincent M. Cowan* 1 , Christian P. Morath 1 , Stephen Myers 2...2 Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA ABSTRACT Recent experiments on conventional p-on-n

  13. Gamma-ray Irradiation Effects on InAs/GaSb-based nBn IR Detector

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    2011-01-01

    emerging detector architecture, complementary to SLS- technology and hence forth referred to here as nBn , mitigates this issue via a uni-polar barrier...Gamma-ray Irradiation Effects on InAs/GaSb-based nBn IR Detector Vincent M. Cowan*1, Christian P. Morath1, Seth M. Swift1, Stephen Myers2...2Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA ABSTRACT IR detectors operated in a space environment are

  14. Reduction of azo dyes by redox mediators originating in the naphthalenesulfonic acid degradation pathway of Sphingomonas sp. strain BN6.

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    Keck, A; Klein, J; Kudlich, M; Stolz, A; Knackmuss, H J; Mattes, R

    1997-01-01

    The anaerobic reduction of azo dyes by Sphingomonas sp. strain BN6 was analyzed. Aerobic conversion of 2-naphthalenesulfonate (2NS) by cells of strain BN6 stimulated the subsequent anaerobic reduction of the sulfonated azo dye amaranth at least 10-fold. In contrast, in crude extracts, the azo reductase activity was not stimulated. A mutant of strain BN6 which was not able to metabolize 2NS showed increased amaranth reduction rates only when the cells were resuspended in the culture supernatant of 2NS-grown BN6 wild-type cells. The same increase could be observed with different bacterial strains. This suggested the presence of an extracellular factor which was formed during the degradation of 2NS by strain BN6. The addition of 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene, the first intermediate of the degradation pathway of 2NS, or its decomposition products to cell suspensions of the mutant of strain BN6 (2NS-) increased the activity of amaranth reduction. The presence of bacterial cells was needed to maintain the reduction process. Thus, the decomposition products of 1,2-dihydroxynaphthalene are suggested to act as redox mediators which are able to anaerobically shuttle reduction equivalents from the cells to the extracellular azo dye. PMID:9293019

  15. Wear properties of hybrid ABO+BN+CNT/Al-Sn alloy matrix composites for engine bearing materials

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    Bak, Ji Hyeon; Cho, Dae Hyun; Shin, Sunmi; Park, Jin Young; Park, Ik Min

    2018-01-01

    Engine bearing materials need improved wear resistance to withstand high speeds and heavy loads. To meet the requirements of bearing materials, a new metal matrix composite (MMC) was designed. Here, the hybrid aluminum borate whisker (Al18B4O33, ABO) + hexagonal boron nitride (BN) + carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/Al-5Sn alloy MMCs were fabricated by squeeze infiltration. The wear properties of the hybrid MMCs were evaluated using a ball-on-disk tester. The effect of hybridization of ABO, BN, and CNTs on the wear properties of the Al-Sn MMCs was investigated. The microstructure of the hybrid MMCs showed a uniform distribution of the reinforcements. The wear resistance of the Al-5Sn alloy improved with the addition of ABO. The wear properties of the ABO+BN/ Al-Sn and ABO+CNT/Al-Sn MMCs were considerably enhanced compared to those of the ABO reinforced Al-Sn MMC because of the lubricating characteristic of BN and CNTs, and the CNTs were more effective than BN. The friction coefficient and wear rate of 20ABO+5BN+5CNT/Al-Sn MMC decreased by 1/4 and 1/20, respectively, compared to that of the ABO/Al-Sn MMC.

  16. Cyclosarin nerve agent interaction with the pristine, Stone Wales defected, and Si-doped BN nanosheets: Theoretical study

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    Nejati, K.; Arshadi, S.; Vessally, E.; Bekhradnia, A.; Hosseinian, A.

    2017-06-01

    Never agent identification and disposal is vital for both civilian and military defense resources. Herein, using density functional theory calculations, the reactivity and electronic sensitivity of pristine, Stone Wales (SW) defected, and Si-doped BN (Si-BN) nanosheets toward cyclosarin nerve agent were investigated. It was found that the interaction of cyclosarin with the pristine BN sheet is very weak and also that is not energetically favorable with SW defected one. Unlike the SW defect, replacing a B atom by Si atom significantly makes the cyclosarin adsorption energetically favorable. Calculations show that the carbonyl and etheric oxygen atoms of cyclosarin attack the Si atom of Si-BN with the adsorption energies of -73.5 and -136.9 kJ/mol, respectively. The cyclosarin nerve agent can be decomposed by the Si-BN sheet which is thermodynamically highly favorable. Upon this process, the HOMO and LUMO levels are significantly unstabilized and the HOMO-LUMO gap significantly changed by about 24.2%. The cyclosarin presence and its decomposition by Si-BN sheet can be recognized because of the electrical conductivity change of the sheet.

  17. Substitutional carbon doping of free-standing and Ru-supported BN sheets: a first-principles study

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    Berseneva, N.; Komsa, H.-P.; Vierimaa, V.; Björkman, T.; Fan, Z.; Harju, A.; Todorović, M.; Krasheninnikov, A. V.; Nieminen, R. M.

    2017-10-01

    The development of spatially homogeneous mixed structures with boron (B), nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice is highly desirable, as they open the possibility of creating stable two-dimensional materials with tunable band gaps. However, at least in the free-standing form, the mixed BCN system is energetically driven towards phase segregation to graphene and hexagonal BN. It is possible to overcome the segregation when BCN material is grown on a particular metal substrate, for example Ru(0 0 0 1), but the stabilization mechanism is still unknown. With the use of density-functional theory we study the energetics of BN/Ru slabs, with different types of configurations of C substitutional defects introduced to the h-BN overlayer. The results are compared to the energetics of free-standing BCN materials. We found that the substrate facilitates the C substitution process in the h-BN overlayer. Thus, more homogeneous BCN material can be grown, overcoming the segregation into graphene and h-BN. In addition, we investigate the electronic and transport gaps in free-standing BCN structures, and assess their mechanical properties and stability. The band gap in mixed BCN free-standing material depends on the concentration of the constituent elements and ranges from zero in pristine graphene to nearly 5 eV in free-standing h-BN. This makes BCN attractive for application in modern electronics.

  18. BN-350 unattended safeguards system current status and initial fuel movement data

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    Williams, Richard Brady [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Browne, Michael C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Parker, Robert F [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ingegneri, Maurizio [IAEA

    2009-01-01

    The Unattended and Remote Monitoring (UNARM) system at the BN-350 fast breeder reactor facility in Aktau, Kazakhstan continues to provide safeguards monitoring data as the spent fuel disposition project transitions from wet fuel storage to dry storage casks. Qualitative data from the initial cask loading procedures has been released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and is presented here for the first time. The BN-350 fast breeder reactor in Aktau, Kazakhstan, operated as a plutonium-producing facility from 1973 W1til 1999. Kazakhstan signed the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in February 1994, and shortly afterwards the IAEA began safeguarding the reactor facility and its nuclear material. Slnce the cessation of reactor operations ten years ago, the chief proliferation concern has been the spent fuel assemblies stored in the pond on-site. By 2002, all fuel assemblies in wet storage had been repackaged into proliferation-resistant canisters. From the beginning, the IAEA's safeguards campaign at the BN-350 included a constant unattended sensor presence in the form of UNARM which monitors nuclear material activities at the facility in the absence of inspector presence. The UNARM equipment at the BN-350 was designed to be modular and extensible, allowing the system to adapt as the safeguards requirements change. This has been particularly important at the BN-350 due to the prolonged wet storage phase of the project. The primary function of the BN-350 UNARM system is to provide the IAEA with an independent, radiation-centric Containment and Surveillance (C&S) layer in addition to the standard seals and video systems. The UNARM system has provided continuous Continuity of Knowledge (COK) data for the BN-350's nuclear material storage areas in order to ensure the validity of the attended measurements during the lifetime of the project. The first of these attended measurements was characterization of the spent fuel assemblies. This characterization

  19. A model of cooperation: the Pact op Zuid information system

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    Frans Spierings

    2010-06-01

    Welzijnsorganisaties, onderzoekinstellingen, overheidsinstellingen en woningcorporaties zijn alle potentiële partners in stedelijke herstructureringsprogramma’s. Het combineren van de belangen van deze organisaties vormt een interessante managementuitdaging. Ook is het een uitdaging om een informatiesysteem te ontwikkelen dat tegemoet komt aan de informatiebehoefte van alle partners, zowel de afzonderlijke organisaties, als het collectief. Dit artikel zal deze uitdaging van informatiemanagement bespreken, door een case study naar cooperative knowledge production te presenteren. De case study heeft betrekking op het Rotterdamse stedelijk investeringssprogramma “Pact op Zuid”, een programma waarin tussen 2006 en 2016 1.5 miljard euro wordt geïnvesteerd in stedelijk gebied met 190.000 inwoners. Dit artikel geeft allereerst inzicht in literatuur over innovatieconfiguraties en lerende netwerken, concepten die belangrijk zijn om de complexiteit van stedelijke renovatie en cooperative knowledge production te begrijpen. Het bespreekt eveneens hoe cooperative knowledge production binnen Pact op Zuid plaatsvond.

  20. KLASİK ESER [DE ANİMA] OKUYUCUSU VE ŞARİHİ OLARAK İBN RÜŞD

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    Atilla ARKAN

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available İbn Ruchd is one of the important readers and commnetators of Aristotelian philosophicalclassical books. This study, firstly, aims to explain that why Aristotle's De Anima is perceivedas one of main classical book regarding psychology by Muslim philosophers. De Animadetermines basic subjects and problems of psychology and builds explatanory concepts andtheories within logical consistency. Beside that De Anima tries to solve the main problems ofhuman beings such as the meaning of life, freedom, justice and happines. Further, for IbnRuchd, Aristotelian philosophical literature gives the opportunity to establish an harmoniousand consistent human understanding. As a part of this literature, De Anima plays an essentialrole in constructing the relations among God, the nature and human beings.Ibn Ruchd's three commentaries on De Anima are different attemps and examples ofunderstanding and commenting. Therefore, this study tries to determine the characteristicsof these commentaries from the perspective of writing gender and evaluation. Finally thisstudy tries to determine the techniques of Ibn Ruchd which he uses in his commentaries,and general principles which he considers very seriously. Considering these generalprinciples, some of the differences between Aristotle and Ibn Ruchd may be undersoodvery well.

  1. Preparation of the radiopharmaceutical {sup 99m} Tc-HYNIC-[Lys{sup 3}]-BN; Preparacion del radiofarmaco {sup 99m} Tc-HYNIC-[Lys{sup 3}]-BN

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    Conde S, E. [Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Facultad de Quimica, 50000 Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2007-07-01

    In accordance with their design, the radiopharmaceuticals can be divided in three generations. The radiopharmaceuticals of third generation are used in nuclear medicine to obtain images of specific molecular targets, and they are only in their capacity to detect in vivo such specific biochemical places as receivers and enzymes. The receivers of regulator peptides are over expressed in numerous carcinogenic cells. Those receivers have been used as molecular targets of radiolabelled peptides to locate cancerous tumors. The small peptide bombesin (BN, 14 amino acids) it was isolated of the frog skin and it belongs to a wide neuropeptides group with many biological functions. The equivalent human is the liberator peptide of the gastrin (GRP, 27 amino acids) and his receivers (r-GRP) that are on expressed in the membranes of the tumor cells. The receiving subtype 2 of bombesin (receiving GRP) it is on expressed in several human tumors including breast, prostate, lung cells and pancreatic cancer. Some radiopharmaceuticals similar of BN has been developed that were prepared to be used in nuclear medicine for the detection of wicked tumors and to evidence prostate cancers, breast and of lymphatic nodules. A technique was developed to allow the conjugation of HYNIC-[Lys3]-BN that allowed to obtain this product with a high purity. The identity was determined by HPLC chromatography. It was necessary the validation of the method and the HPLC system, to assure that the results were reliable. Linearity, specificity, accuracy and precision parameters were analyzed, that are those required by the Mexican pharmacopoeia for chromatographic methods. With this conjugated a formulation for lyophilized kits were analyzed, with the purpose of obtaining a radiochemical purity, after the labelled one with {sup 99m}Tc, bigger to 95%; the components used in the nucleus-equipment should favor the conjugation of the {sup 99m}Tc by means of a ligands exchange between the tricine and the

  2. Speed-pedelec op de rijbaan : eerste praktijkonderzoek naar gedragseffecten.

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    Stelling-Konczak, A. Groot-Mesken, J. de Vlakveld, W.P. & Wesseling, S.

    2017-01-01

    Sinds 1 januari 2017 is de nieuwe wetgeving voor de speedpedelec van kracht en is de speed-pedelec gekentekend als bromfiets — tot die tijd gold de speed-pedelec (tijdelijk) als snorfiets. Volgens deze nieuwe wetgeving is de speedpedelecrijder verplicht een helm te dragen en — wanneer er geen fiets-/bromfietspad is — verplicht om op de rijbaan te rijden. De effecten van deze nieuwe plaats op de weg zijn bestudeerd door personen gedurende enkele weken met een speed-pedelec te laten rijden en d...

  3. Sport Psychology.

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    Krotee, March L.

    1980-01-01

    Sport psychology is defined in terms of human behavior in athletic situations. The psychosocial cross-cultural setting provides a model for studying trait and state psychosocial attributes and suggests issues and concerns for further study. (JMF)

  4. Whither Psychology.

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    Halpern, Diane F

    2017-07-01

    Contemporary psychology is experiencing tremendous growth in neuroscience, and there is every indication that it will continue to gain in popularity notwithstanding the scarcity of academic positions for newly minted Ph.Ds. Despite the general perception that brain correlates "explain" or "cause" the mind and behavior, these correlates have not yet proven useful in understanding psychological processes, although they offer the possibility of early identification of some disorders. Other recent developments in psychology include increased emphasis on applications and more global representation among researchers and participants. In thinking about the way we want psychology to evolve, psychologists need to pay more than lip service to the idea that complex questions in psychology require multiple levels of analysis with contributions from biological (brain, hormones, and genetics), individual differences and social and cultural perspectives. Early career psychologists who can attain a breadth of knowledge will be well-positioned for a team approach to psychological inquiry. Finally, I offer the belief that an emphasis on enhancing critical thinking skills at all levels of education offers the best hope for the future.

  5. /sup 3/H-PAF-acether displacement and inhibition of binding in intact human platelets by BN 52021

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    Korth, R.; Le Couedic, J.P.; Benveniste, J.

    1986-03-05

    Intact washed human platelets incubated at 20/sup 0/C in Tyrode's buffer containing 0.25% (w/v) bovine serum albumin bound /sup 3/H paf-acether in a concentration (0-6.5 nM) and time (0-60 min) dependent manner (n=3). BN 52021 (60 ..mu..M) a chemically defined extract from Ginkgo biloba inhibited the binding of increasing concentrations of /sup 3/H paf-acether. Calculated differences between /sup 3/H paf-acether binding in the presence or absence of BN 52021 (60 ..mu..M) reached nearly a plateau in concentrations higher than 0.65 nM /sup 3/H paf-acether. Increasing concentrations of BN 52021 (0-60 ..mu..M) as well as of unlabelled paf-acether (0-50 nM) prevented within 15 min /sup 3/H paf-acether binding (0.65 nM) to platelets in a concentration-dependent way. Increasing BN 52021 concentrations (0-60 ..mu..M) also displaced platelet-bound /sup 3/H paf-acether (0.65 nM) in a concentration-dependent way. Displacement increased with the time length of platelet incubation with BN 52021 and reached a plateau at 15 min. Platelet-bound /sup 3/H paf-acether displacement of 28.3 +/- 6.3%, 31.1 +/- 4.0% and 26.7 +/- 5.6% was observed using 50 nM unlabelled paf-acether, 60 ..mu..M BN 52021 or both substances together (vs 4.3 +/- 7.2% for vehicle alone). No degradation of /sup 3/H paf-acether occurred as assessed by high pressure liquid chromatography. These results demonstrate that BN 52021 competes directly with paf-acether binding sites on human platelets.

  6. BN Dwivedi

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    Since January 2016, the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy has moved to Continuous Article Publishing (CAP) mode. This means that each accepted article is being published immediately online with DOI and article citation ID with starting page number 1. Articles are also visible in Web of Science immediately.

  7. Ontrafelen van het effect van zorg op de boerderij

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    Noorduyn, L.

    2004-01-01

    Aardbeien plukken helpt mensen die depressief zijn. Dat komt door de mooie rode kleur van de vrucht. Deze en andere uitspraken tekenden onderzoeker Jan Hassink en zijn collega’s op uit de mond van zorgboeren en -boerinnen. Hassink: ‘Ik weet niet of dat zo is, maar het is boeiend om dit soort ervaringen uit te zoeken.’

  8. Ontrafelen van het effect van zorg op de boerderij

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    Noorduyn, L.

    2004-01-01

    Aardbeien plukken helpt mensen die depressief zijn. Dat komt door de mooie rode kleur van de vrucht. Deze en andere uitspraken tekenden onderzoeker Jan Hassink en zijn collega’s op uit de mond van zorgboeren en -boerinnen. Hassink: ‘Ik weet niet of dat zo is, maar het is boeiend om dit soort

  9. Op weg naar een typologie van landbouwkundig ruimtegebruik in Nederland

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    Bouwman AF; Hermans CML; LBG

    1999-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft de eerste stap in de ontwikkeling van een model om de attractiviteit van land te bepalen voor landbouwproduktie. Dit model is een onderdeel van het Decision Support System (DSS) Groene Ruimte. De attractiviteit wordt bepaald op basis van de bodemgeschiktheid, economische

  10. Specifieke deskundigheid van paramedici op het terrein van chronische aandoeningen.

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    Veenhof, C.; Plas, M.; Dekker, J.; Ende, E. van den

    2000-01-01

    Zowel beroepsorganisaties als patiëntenorganisaties melden dat de specifieke deskundigheid van paramedici op het terrein van de genoemde ziekten vooral in instellingen aanwezig is. Daar werkt men in multidisciplinaire samenwerkingsverbanden waaraan ook paramedici deelnemen. In de eerste lijn treft

  11. Effecten van programmeeronderwijs op computational thinking: een reviewstudie

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    Voogt, Joke; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Van Strien, Johan

    2018-01-01

    Om het onderwijs meer inzicht te geven in de efecten van programmeeronderwijs op CT van leerlingen is deze reviewstudie uitgevoerd. De resultaten kunnen onderwijsontwikkelaars en docenten helpen bij het maken van keuze over de wijze waarop programmeeronderwijs kan worden ontworpen om CT van

  12. Co-op Education in the Canadian Curriculum.

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    Munby, Hugh; Hutchinson, Nancy; Chin, Peter

    2000-01-01

    Research on co-op education in Canadian secondary schools indicates that it was under-appreciated in ministry policy. However, participants felt that cooperative education was a career exploration opportunity, contextualized the academic curriculum, taught work ethics, and prepared students for postsecondary programs. A clearer commitment to…

  13. Crossing Boundaries: Co-Op Students Relearning to Write

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    Brent, Doug

    2012-01-01

    This article reviews the deeply conflicted literature on learning transfer, especially as it applies to rhetorical knowledge and skill. It then describes a study in which six students are followed through their first co-op work term to learn about which resources they draw on as they enter a new environment of professional writing. It suggests…

  14. Wachten op de barbaren: Metageschiedenis in het werk van Peter ...

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    Freud legt in dit klassieke werk uit 1930 verbanden tussen de psychologie van het individu en de cultuur. Volgens hem werkt de cultuur remmend en onderdrukkend op het menselijke gevoelsleven dat bevrediging van libido en agressie zoekt. Omdat libido en agressie schadelijk zijn voor het gemeenschapsleven worden.

  15. Nitraatinname van de Nederlandse bevolking op basis van de voedselconsumptiepeiling

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    Loon, van A.J.M.; Klaveren, van J.D.; Herstel, H.

    1990-01-01

    Om een beeld te krijgen van de nitraatbelasting van de Nederlandse bevolking is door het RIKILT, op verzoek van de Directie Voedings- en Kwaliteitsaangelegenheden van het Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij, de nitraatinname van de consument berekend. Daarbij is gebruik gemaakt van

  16. die effek van speenouderdom op die produksievermoe van die sog

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    lonsequcntty the early weaned sows produced significantly more piglets per annum (22,5 vs 20,1). OPSOMIIiING: Die effek van speenouderdom, toegepas vir die eerste vyf agtereenvolgende laktasieperiodes van die sog, op die produksievermod van ...

  17. ProOpDB: Prokaryotic Operon DataBase.

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    Taboada, Blanca; Ciria, Ricardo; Martinez-Guerrero, Cristian E; Merino, Enrique

    2012-01-01

    The Prokaryotic Operon DataBase (ProOpDB, http://operons.ibt.unam.mx/OperonPredictor) constitutes one of the most precise and complete repositories of operon predictions now available. Using our novel and highly accurate operon identification algorithm, we have predicted the operon structures of more than 1200 prokaryotic genomes. ProOpDB offers diverse alternatives by which a set of operon predictions can be retrieved including: (i) organism name, (ii) metabolic pathways, as defined by the KEGG database, (iii) gene orthology, as defined by the COG database, (iv) conserved protein domains, as defined by the Pfam database, (v) reference gene and (vi) reference operon, among others. In order to limit the operon output to non-redundant organisms, ProOpDB offers an efficient method to select the most representative organisms based on a precompiled phylogenetic distances matrix. In addition, the ProOpDB operon predictions are used directly as the input data of our Gene Context Tool to visualize their genomic context and retrieve the sequence of their corresponding 5' regulatory regions, as well as the nucleotide or amino acid sequences of their genes.

  18. Besparen op arbeidskosten : mechanische snoei, ervaringen uit onderzoek en praktijk

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    Steeg, van der P.A.H.; Buitenhuis, E.

    2012-01-01

    Mechanisatie van snoei, dunning en pluk is een mogelijkheid om te besparen op arbeidskosten. Daarmee verhoogt de rentabiliteit van de teelt. In Nederland passen diverse telers al jaren het systeem Le mur fruitier met mechanische snoei bij appel toe. PPO Randwijk en Erik Buitenhuis (EB Fruit

  19. Effect van coronageluid op het gedrag van paarden

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    Neijenhuis, F.; Wijhe-Kiezebrink, van M.C.; Plomp, M.; Visser, E.K.

    2016-01-01

    Het algemene beeld is dat de geïnterviewde paardenhouders denken dat de paarden in de weide of paddock niet reageren op het coronageluid. Een enkele paardenhouder geeft aan dat sommige paarden een korte gewenningsperiode nodig hebben in geval van coronageluid, zoals ook bij andere, nieuwe geluiden

  20. Met kerse op met -konstruksies 1 : 'n Verwysingspuntperspektief ...

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    Met kerse op met-konstruksies1: 'n Verwysingspuntperspektief. Johanna Messerschmidt, Luna Bergh. Abstract. This article analyses the usage of the Afrikaans preposition met ('with'). The analysis is done within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics and more specifically within the model proposed by Langacker (1993) ...

  1. Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7. Eeva-Liisa Saarinen / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7. Eeva-Liisa Saarinen, Jorma Hynninen. Estonian State Academic Male Choir, Helsinki University Male Choir, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra / Paavo Berglund. EMI Matrix CD CDM 565080-2 (72 minutes); Comparative versions: Mattila, Hynninen, Gothenburg SO / Järvi (1/87)(BIS)CD 313; Rorholm, Hynninen, Los Angeles PO / Salonen (7/93)(SONY)SK 52563

  2. Onderzoek naar invloed van lichtschema op titers bij vleeskuikens

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    Middelkoop, van J.H.; Harn, van J.; Voorst, van S.

    1998-01-01

    Het is bekend dat het toepassen van een lichtschema van invloed is op de uitval als gevolg van infectieziektes. Dit was aanleiding voor het PP om onderzoek te doen naar de antilichaamtiters tegen NCD, IB en Gumboro bij vleeskuikens die bij verschillende lichtschema's gehouden werden.

  3. Het effect van substraat structuur op groei van schimmels

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    Baars, J.J.P.; Sonnenberg, A.S.M.

    2011-01-01

    Champignons worden geteeld op een complex van voedingsstoffen ontstaan na fermentatie van strorijke paarden mest, kuikenmest, stro, gips en water. Voor de productie van champignons breekt het mycelium slechts 25% van het organische materiaal in de compost af. Dat is weinig voor iets dat ca. 40% van

  4. Telen en vermarkten van nieuwe vollegrondsgroenten op praktijkbedrijven

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    Wijk, van C.A.P.

    2010-01-01

    In het project 'Telen en vermarkten van nieuwe vollegrondsgroenten op praktijkbedrijven' zijn de afgelopen jaren een aantal nieuwe gewassen in demo getoetst. Dat zijn midi courgette, sugar snap voor verse markt en verwerking, romaanse sla, nieuwe pompoensoorten, rode spitskool en de radicchio

  5. De Haagse Stationsweg : De alledaagse wereld haaks op beleidsambitites

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    Ercan Büyükçifçi

    2014-01-01

    De gemeente Den Haag buigt zich al jaren over de revitalisering van de winkelstraat Stationsweg. Ze typeert de straat, die tussen het station Hollands Spoor en de binnenstad ligt, als ‘de rode loper’. Dit roept het beeld op van een aantrekkelijk route waar men plezier aan beleeft. De vraag is in

  6. Die Wet op Nasionale Erfenishulpbronne | Van Vollenhoven | South ...

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    Die Wet op Nasionale Erfenishulpbronne. Anton C Van Vollenhoven. Abstract. The National Heritage Resources Act In this article the National Heritage Resources Act is discussed. It is also shortly compared to the former National Monuments Act. Attention is given to the way in which the new act addresses the problems ...

  7. Graan voeren aan melkvee : effecten op voeropname, productie en diergezondheid

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    Klop, A.; Plomp, M.

    2006-01-01

    In de praktijk willen biologische melkveehouders wel graan verbouwen en voeren als er maar geen extra (duur) eiwit uit krachtvoer tegenover hoeft te staan. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat dit niet nodig is. In dit rapport verslaglegging van voederproeven uitgevoerd op praktijkcentrum Aver Heino waarin de

  8. Toepassing van de basisvrachtbenadering op fosfaat van compost; advies

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    Ehlert, P.A.I.

    2005-01-01

    Bij het vormgeven van het stelsel van gebruiksnormen is een maatschappelijke discussie ontstaan over de aanvoer van fosfaat met grond in compost en zwarte grond. Deze deskstudie gaat in op vragen die hierbij gesteld zijn. Het aandeel grond in compost en zwarte grond en de hoeveelheid fosfaat daarin

  9. Volle bak op nuttige preidag : Landelijke preidag bij Proefboerderij Vredepeel

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    Stallen, J.; PPO Akkerbouw, Groene Ruimte en Vollegrondsgroente

    2007-01-01

    Het was druk op de landelijk preidag 2007, bij PPO Vredepeel . Naast belangstelling uit Nederland ontbrak het ook niet aan buitenlandse interesse, met sectorgenoten uit België, Scandinavië, Frankrijk en Engeland. De meeste belangstelling van de aanwezigen ging uit naar de demonstratie van

  10. Sibelius: Scaramouche op. 71, Neeme Järvi / Rainer Wagner

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    Wagner, Rainer

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Sibelius: Scaramouche op. 71 [World Premiere REcording of the Complete Score]. Hochzeitmarsch aus der Musik zum Drama Die Sprache der Vögel [Wedding March "The Language of the Birds"]. Göteborger Sinfoniker, Neeme Järvi. BIS/Disco-Ccenter CD 502 (WD:68'28") DDD

  11. TNT gaat op klantreis om tevredenheid te meten

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    Jorritsma, A.

    2010-01-01

    Als we weten wat klanten ervaren en voelen, weten we ook wat we goed doen en waar de verbeterpunten zitten, hoe we de omzet kunnen laten groeien en kosten kunnen besparen. TNT Post omarmde de door TNO ontwikkelde 'Customer Journey' methode en ging op klantreis.

  12. Op zoek naar kattenvoer: Betrokken consument wil mooie advertenties

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    Most, J. van der; Ketelaar, P.E.; Gisbergen, M.S. van

    2007-01-01

    Consumenten kijken langer naar online advertenties met een uitgebreide opmaak. Om een betrokken consument te overtuigen, zijn advertenties met een uitgebreide opmaak zelfs noodzakelijk. Dit blijkt uit eyetracking-onderzoek dat voor het eerst de invloed van betrokkenheid op aandacht voor online

  13. Het ervaringsdeskundige rolmodel : vierdejaars studenten bereiden tweedejaars voor op stage

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    Anne Willekens

    2012-01-01

    Op hogescholen een bekend verschijnsel : studie-uitval en vertraging na stage in het derde jaar. Hoe kun je de uitval verkleinen en de praktijkschok verminderen? Bij Avans worden vierdejaars studenten ingezet bij het SPH-onderwijsprogramma van nhet tweede jaar. Die inzet draagt bij aan de versterkte

  14. Economie voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad

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    A. Klamer (Arjo); E. Dekker (Erwin); P.R. Teule (Paul)

    2014-01-01

    textabstractWat is geld eigenlijk? Geldt voor de markt en de overheid dezelfde logica? Hoe zit t met vraag en aanbod, schaarste en overvloed? Waarom kan het niet altijd voorspoedig gaan? Waarom groeien economieën (of juist niet)? In Economie voor in bed, op het toilet of in bad passeren vele

  15. Op naar meerwaarde! eHealth-monitor 2014.

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    Krijgsman, J.; Peeters, J.; Burghouts, A.; Brabers, A.; Jong, J. de; Beenkens, F.; Friele, R.; Gennip, L. van

    2014-01-01

    Nederlandse patiënten zijn in vergelijking met vorig jaar beter op de hoogte van het bestaan van eHealth-mogelijkheden bij hun zorgverleners. Voorbeelden zijn online herhaalrecepten aanvragen of vragen stellen aan de dokter via e-mail. Nederlandse artsen maken in vergelijking met vorig jaar nog meer

  16. Die invloed van monensin op karkas- en woleienskappe

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    The effect of monensin on carcass and wool traits of Merino lambs. Forty Merino lambs were used to determine the effect of monensin ..... MJ - Mega joules riaal-, sowel as energieverteerbaarheid, gehad het nie word ondersteun deur navorsing op skape deur Hanson & Klop- fenstein (1977) en Horton (1980). 'n Moontlike ...

  17. Consequenties Minas en mestbeleid voor de bollenteelt op sectorniveau

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    Schreuder, R.

    2000-01-01

    Het rapport is een verkenning van de gevolgen van MINAS 2003 voor de bollensector. Gekozen is voor een modelmatige benadering op het niveau van bedrijfstypen. Hiertoe is per regio een aantal bedrijfstypen gedefinieerd dat representatief is voor de arealen bloembollenteelt. De onderscheiden regio's

  18. UNHCR's toezicht op de toepassing van het vluchtelingenverdrag

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    Zieck, M.Y.A.

    2010-01-01

    De UNHCR heeft als taak toezicht te houden op de toepassing van de bepalingen van de Conventie van 1951 en het Protocol van 1967 inzake de status van vluchtelingen. Deze taak houdt noodzakelijkerwijs in dat de UNHCR aangeeft hoe deze instrumenten moeten worden geïnterpreteerd, en raakt daarmee aan

  19. AANTEKENINGE OOR DIE WET OP HUURBEHUISING 50 VAN ...

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    Artikel 26 van die Grondwet1 bepaal soos volg: 1) Elkeen het die reg op toegang tot geskikte behuising. 2) Die staat moet redelike wetgewende en ander maatreëls tref om binne sy beskikbare middele hierdie reg in toenemende mate te verwesenlik. 3) Sonder 'n hofbevel wat na oorweging van al die tersaaklike.

  20. Risico op verspreiding van Xanthomonas tijdens CATT aardbeiplanten

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    Evenhuis, B.; Wolf, van der J.M.; Kastelein, P.; Krijger, M.C.; Mendes, O.; Verstappen, E.C.P.; Otma, E.; Kruistum, van G.; Verschoor, J.

    2015-01-01

    Risico tijdens CATT op overdracht van Xanthomonas zeer gering De belangrijkste conclusie uit het onderzoek naar de overdracht van Xanthomonas van plant naar plant tijdens CATT is dat dit risico uitermate klein is. Bij latent geïnfecteerd plantmateriaal werden geen aanwijzingen gevonden voor de

  1. Bonaire Natioanl Marine Park (BNMP) op weg naar werelderfgoed

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    Cremer, J.S.M.; Meesters, H.W.G.

    2012-01-01

    Het Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) staat sinds 2011 op de Nederlandse Voorlopige lijst van het Werelderfgoed. Dit betekent dat een nominatie kan worden ingediend om als natuurlijk werelderfgoed erkend te worden. In dit rapport wordt beschreven welke stappen nodig zijn om tot een nominatie voor

  2. Biosubstraat : Duurzaam substraat op basis van BioFoam

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    Baltissen, A.H.M.C.; Molenveld, K.; Bosch, C.; Blok, C.; Reuler, van H.; Sluis, van der B.J.; Dijkema, M.H.G.E.; Gude, H.

    2013-01-01

    Doelstelling van het project was het ontwikkelen van een hernieuwbare grondstof/substraat, welke voldoet aan de wensen en eisen van de kwekers en waar een kwalitatief goed product op geteeld kan worden met handhaving of verbetering van het rendement. Het belangrijkste eindproduct is een bio

  3. Density functional theory study on structure and stability of BeBn+ clusters.

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    Liu, Chunhui; Si, Hongyan; Han, Peilin; Tang, Mingsheng

    2017-09-15

    Boride compounds hold promise for broad applications in the field of optoelectronics due to their high-temperature resistant, corrosion resistant and antioxidant properties. In order to reveal the formation mechanism of alkali and alkaline earth metal doped boron clusters, theoretical studies of these systems are required. All the possible geometrical structures of BeBn+ clusters (n = 1-8) were optimized at the B3LYP/6-311+G(d) level; the harmonic vibration frequencies were obtained to examine the true stability and give the zero-point vibration energy at that theoretical level. The single point energies of all the structures were computed at the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pVDZ level. For the most stable structures, the average binding energy (Eb ), the fragmentation energy (EF ) and second-order difference of total energy (Δ2 E) were used to evaluate the relative stability of clusters. Most of the BeBn+ clusters are planar in structure; the B atoms tend to aggregate to form a boron ring, and the coordinating Be atoms are on the periphery of the clusters. The fragmentation energy and second-order difference of total energy show that there is an obvious odd-even alteration as n increases, and local-maxima when n is odd. A systematic theoretical investigation on the geometries, stabilities and electronic properties of BeBn+ clusters has been carried out where n = 1-8. The results provide a useful reference for understanding the formation mechanism and stability of these clusters, as well as guidance for finding larger size clusters. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  4. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polymethyl Methacrylate-BN Nanotube Composites

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    C. Y. Zhi

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA-BN nanotube (BNNT composites were fabricated and their mechanical and thermal properties were analyzed. Using a 1 wt.% BNNTs fraction in a polymer, the elastic modulus of PMMA was increased up to 19%. In addition, thermal stability and glass transition temperature of PMMA were also positively affected. The thermal conductivity of PMMA with BNNT additions increased three times. The resultant BNNT-PMMA composites possess the high electrical breakover voltages. Thus our studies clearly indicate that BNNTs are promising nanofillers for improvement of mechanical and thermal conductivity of dielectric polymers under preservation of their electrical insulation.

  5. Criticality safety issues in the disposition of BN-350 spent fuel

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    Schaefer, R. W.; Klann, R. T.; Koltyshev, S. M.; Krechetov, S.

    2000-02-28

    A criticality safety analysis has been performed as part of the BN-350 spent fuel disposition project being conducted jointly by the DOE and Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstan regulations are reasonably consistent with those of the DOE. The high enrichment and severe undermoderation of this fast reactor fuel has significant criticality safety consequences. A detailed modeling approach was used that showed some configurations to be safe that otherwise would be rejected. Reasonable requirements for design and operations were needed, and with them, all operations were found to be safe.

  6. TPDA2 ALGORITHM FOR LEARNING BN STRUCTURE FROM MISSING VALUE AND OUTLIERS IN DATA MINING

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    Benhard Sitohang

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Three-Phase Dependency Analysis (TPDA algorithm was proved as most efficient algorithm (which requires at most O(N4 Conditional Independence (CI tests. By integrating TPDA with "node topological sort algorithm", it can be used to learn Bayesian Network (BN structure from missing value (named as TPDA1 algorithm. And then, outlier can be reduced by applying an "outlier detection & removal algorithm" as pre-processing for TPDA1. TPDA2 algorithm proposed consists of those ideas, outlier detection & removal, TPDA, and node topological sort node.

  7. Non-invasively improving the Schottky barriers of metal-MoS2 interfaces: effects of atomic vacancies in a BN buffer layer.

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    Su, Jie; Feng, Liping; Liu, Siyang; Liu, Zhengtang

    2017-08-09

    Using first-principles calculations within density functional theory, vacancies in the BN buffer layer have been predicted to improve the Schottky barrier of the metal-MoS2 interface without deteriorating the intrinsic properties of the MoS2 layer. Here, the effects of concentrations, sizes and types of vacancies on the contact properties of metal/BN-MoS2 sandwich interfaces are comparatively studied. The results show that vacancies in the BN buffer layer not only don't deteriorate the charge scatterings and electronic properties of the MoS2 layer at the metal/BN-MoS2 interface, but also improve the charge density and contact resistance between the metal surface and the BN layer. Although these vacancies have a negligible influence on the Fermi level pinning effect of the metal/BN-MoS2 interface, both N-vacancies and B-vacancies significantly change the position of the Fermi level of the metal/BN-MoS2 interface and then tune the Schottky barriers. Moreover, the Schottky barriers of metal/BN-MoS2 interfaces can decrease at first with the increasing concentrations and sizes of vacancies. When the concentration of vacancies increases to 4%, the Schottky barriers of metal/BN-MoS2 interfaces can reduce to the minimum value. The lowest n-type and p-type Schottky barriers of Au/BN-MoS2 and Pt/BN-MoS2 interfaces can reduce to -0.16 and 0.28 eV, respectively. However, the Schottky barriers are deteriorated when the sizes and concentrations of vacancies continue to increase because vacancies with large sizes and concentrations obviously change the interfacial structures of metal/BN-MoS2 interfaces and disarrange the directions of interface dipoles. The predictions in this work provide a non-invasive method to achieve high performance metal-MoS2 interfaces with low Schottky barriers.

  8. Onderzoek monsters verduurzaamde champignons op basis van Verordening PGF 1981 Verduurzaamde Groenten

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    Driessen, J.J.M.; Veen, van der N.G.

    1983-01-01

    Monsters verduurzaamde champignons zijn conform Verordening PGF 1981 Verduurzaamde Groenten onderzocht op het gehalte aan zwaveldioxide, keukenzout en mononatriumglutaminaat alsmede op uiterlijke kwaliteitsaspekten. De monsters zijn genomen en ingezonden door de AID. Voor wat betreft de resultaten

  9. Weg vrij voor duurzame brandstoffen? Onderzoek naar bereidheid consument om over te schakelen op duurzame brandstoffen

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    Amelsfoort, Anke van; Zwier, Rudi

    2007-01-01

    In Nederland zijn op dit moment praktisch geen tankstations waar, naast reguliere brandstoffen, verschillende soorten duurzame brandstoffen worden aangeboden. Dit ligt niet aan een gebrek aan duurzame brandstoffen, aangezien in andere landen veelvuldig op een aantal duurzame brandstoffen zijn

  10. Ideaalbeeld freesia op de kop (interview met Frank van der Helm)

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    Sleegers, J.; Helm, van der F.P.M.

    2012-01-01

    Een onderzoek naar bodemisolatie in freesia heeft niet het bedoelde effect opgeleverd. Maar het heeft wel het ideaalbeeld van de plant op zijn kop gezet. De schraalste planten leverden de mooiste takken op.

  11. Alfven. Symphony No 5 in A minor, Op. 54 / Robert Layton

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    Layton, Robert

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Alfven. Symphony No 5 in A minor, Op. 54. The Mountain King - Suite, Gustav II Adolf, Op. 49 - Elegy. Royal Stockholm Philarmonic Orchestra / Neeme Järvi. BIS CD 585 (68 minutes) Recorded in association with Trygg Hansa"

  12. Sport op basisscholen en ieder kind kent gymtalent, kwaliteitsimpulsen in het bewegingonderwijs

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    Ingrid van Aart; dr. Remo Mombarg; Wouter de Groot; Ben Moolenaar

    2014-01-01

    Presentatie gegeven op het VVBN symposium op 28 maart 2014 Voorbeelden van onderzoekprojecten binnen de kenniswerkplaats 'Bewegingsonderwijs en motorisch leren' van het lectoraat 'Sportwetenschap' van het Instituut voor Sportstudies in Groningen.

  13. Sibelius: Der Sturm, Op. 109, Neeme Järvi / Gerhard Pätzig

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    Pätzig, Gerhard

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Sibelius: Der Sturm, Op. 109, (Vorspiel und Konzertsuiten zu Shakespeares Drama), Cassazione, Op.6, Preludio, Tiera. Sinfonieorchester Göteborg, Neeme Järvi". BIS/ Disco-Center CD 448 71'43") DDD

  14. Lichthinder zonreflectie voor weggebruikers – ontwikkeling beoordelingsmethode op basis van disability glare

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    Alferdinck, J.W.A.M.; Goede, M. de; Buuren, R.A. van

    2016-01-01

    Vraagstelling : Weggebruikers kunnen worden gehinderd door zonreflecties in objecten die langs de weg zijn gebouwd. Voor het beoordelen van deze lichthindersituaties wordt op dit moment een door TNO ontwikkelde beoordelingsmethode toegepast op basis van oncomfortabele verblinding (discomfort glare)

  15. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 / Jonathan Swain

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    Swain, Jonathan

    1994-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64; Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36. Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli; Overture - selected comparison: Gothenburg SO, Järvi (3/91) DG 429984-2GH

  16. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto N1 in B flat minor, Op.23 / David J. Fanning

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    Fanning, David J.

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto N1 in B flat minor, Op.23, Suite N4 in G major, Op.61, "Mozartiana". Constantine Orbelian (pf), Philarmonia Orchestra, Neeme Järvi" Chandos ABTD 1413. CHAN 8777

  17. Psychological Spacetime

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    Lucian Gideon Conway

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available It has been an accepted scientific fact in physics for almost 100 years that time speeds up and slows down for an observer based on factors—such as motion and gravity—that affect space. Yet this fact, drawn from the theory of relativity, has not been widely integrated into the study of the psychology of time. The present article helps to fill in this gap between physics and psychology by reviewing evidence concerning what a psychological spacetime processor—one that accounted for the theory of relativity’s empirically validated predictions of the compensatory relationship between time and space—would look like. This model of the spacetime processor suggests that humans should have a psychological mechanism for slowing time down as motion speeds up, a prediction that already has widespread research support. We also discuss several novel hypotheses directly suggested by the spacetime model and a set of related speculations that emerge when considering spacetime (some of which have already received empirical support. Finally, we compare and contrast three very different potential reasons why we might have developed a spacetime processor in the first place. We conclude that the spacetime model shows promise for organizing existing data on time perception and generating novel hypotheses for researchers to pursue. Considering how humans might process spacetime helps reduce the existing gap between our understanding of physics and our understanding of human psychology.

  18. Political psychology.

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    Stone, Susanna; Johnson, Kate M; Beall, Erica; Meindl, Peter; Smith, Benjamin; Graham, Jesse

    2014-07-01

    Political psychology is a dynamic field of research that offers a unique blend of approaches and methods in the social and cognitive sciences. Political psychologists explore the interactions between macrolevel political structures and microlevel factors such as decision-making processes, motivations, and perceptions. In this article, we provide a broad overview of the field, beginning with a brief history of political psychology research and a summary of the primary methodological approaches in the field. We then give a more detailed account of research on ideology and social justice, two topics experiencing a resurgence of interest in current political psychology. Finally, we cover research on political persuasion and voting behavior. By summarizing these major areas of political psychology research, we hope to highlight the wide variety of theoretical and methodological approaches of cognitive scientists working at the intersection of psychology and political science. WIREs Cogn Sci 2014, 5:373-385. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1293 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. The authors have declared no conflicts of interest for this article. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  19. Teks op teks op teks: intertekstualiteit in Ingrid Winterbach se Niggie

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    M. Botha

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Text on text on text: intertextuality in Ingrid Winterbach’s Niggie This article focuses on the creative adaptation of Anglo-Boer War material in Ingrid Winterbach’s (formerly Lettie Viljoen “Niggie” (“Cousin” (2002 with specific reference to the historiographical-metafictional element and intertextual game with texts written during or shortly after the Anglo-Boer War in Dutch, such as Totius’ “Vier-en-sestig dae te velde: ’n oorlogsdagboek” (“Sixty four days afield: a war diary” (1977 and in English, “Woman’s endurance” (1904 by A.D.L. and Deneys Reitz’s “Commando: a Boer journal of the Boer War” (1932. The intertextuality of more recent texts such as “Op soek na generaal Mannetjies Mentz” (“In Search of General Mannetjies Mentz” (1998 by Christoffel Coetzee, Klaas Steytler’s “Ons oorlog” (“Our war” (2000 and Etienne Leroux’s “Magersfontein, O! Magersfontein” (1976 will also be discussed. A literary analysis is done of the novel “Niggie”, with specific focus on the nature and function of Anglo-Boer War material in Winterbach’s text. The question is posed why is there such a sustained focus and creative adaptation of Anglo-Boer War texts in Winterbach’s oeuvre, especially in “Belemmering” (“Impediment” (1990; “Karolina Ferreira” (1993; “Buller se plan” (“Buller’s plan” (1999 and “Niggie” (“Cousin” (2002? How does she adapt this material? What is the function of this process and in what way does this novel impact on the reader a century after the war?

  20. Relevant risk factors, current eating psychopathology, body shape concern and psychological functioning in eating disorders

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    Carretero García, Anna

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The first aim of this study is to assess retrospectively the relevant risk factors in patients with Eating Disorders (EDs). The second aim is the assessment of eating psychopathology, body shape concern and psychological functioning in different groups of eating disorders. Method: Evaluation prior to intervention of 73 patients with bulimia nervosa of the purging type (BN-P; n=29), binge eating disorder (BED; n=6), eating disorder not otherwise specified purging type (EDNOS-P; n=17...

  1. Vrede-, Bevrijding- en Vrijheid-verhalen op locatie – augmented reality en navigatie applicatie op smart phones

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    Lammeren, van R.J.A.; Bergsma, A.R.; Franke, G.J.

    2010-01-01

    In de periode december 2009 - mei 2010 is de applicatie Vrede, Bevrijding en Vrijheid ontwikkeld. Deze applicatie biedt gebruikers van smart phones met draadloos internet, zoals Android-phones en iPhones, de mogelijkheid om op locatie verhalen te luisteren, te lezen en te bekijken. Dit verslag

  2. First-Principles Investigations of the Working Mechanism of 2D h-BN as an Interfacial Layer for the Anode of Lithium Metal Batteries.

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    Shi, Le; Xu, Ao; Zhao, Tianshou

    2017-01-18

    An issue with the use of metallic lithium as an anode material for lithium-based batteries is dendrite growth, causing a periodic breaking and repair of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer. Adding 2D atomic crystals, such as h-BN, as an interfacial layer between the lithium metal anode and liquid electrolyte has been demonstrated to be effective to mitigate dendrite growth, thereby enhancing the Columbic efficiency of lithium metal batteries. But the underlying mechanism leading to the reduced dendrite growth remains unknown. In this work, with the aid of first-principle calculations, we find that the interaction between the h-BN and lithium metal layers is a weak van der Waals force, and two atomic layers of h-BN are thick enough to block the electron tunneling from lithium metal to electrolyte, thus prohibiting the decomposition of electrolyte. The interlayer spacing between the h-BN and lithium metal layers can provide larger adsorption energies toward lithium atoms than that provided by bare lithium or h-BN, making lithium atoms prefer to intercalate under the cover of h-BN during the plating process. The combined high stiffness of h-BN and the low diffusion energy barriers of lithium at the Li/h-BN interfaces induce a uniform distribution of lithium under h-BN, therefore effectively suppressing dendrite growth.

  3. Psychological IVF

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    Adrian, Stine Willum

    2015-01-01

    During ethnographic fieldwork at a fertility clinic in Denmark, I became intrigued by emotions. In particular, I found an incidence labelled ‘psychological IVF’ theoretically provocative as it challenged my views on materializations, which I was preparing to study. This paper centres on the story...... of psychological IVF, and I use this narrative to consider emotions and materialization methodologically. I also ask how emotions at fertility clinics can be conceptualized to enable analysis of their materialization, change, and effects. In order to do so, I develop the term ‘emotional choreography......’. This theoretical work has three aims. First, it seeks to illustrate how the story of psychological IVF offers a rich range of materializations of emotions. Secondly, this work proposes a feminist materialist conceptualization of emotions that is both non-representational and posthuman. This conceptualization draws...

  4. Die implikasies van artikel 2 (1 (a van die wet op die nasionale onderwysbeleid, 1967

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    J. Bekker

    1969-03-01

    Full Text Available Op 31 Maart 1967 is die veelbesproke Wet op die Nasionale Onderwysbeleid, 1967 gepromulgeer. Daar is ’n raamwerk van tien beginsels neergelê wat onder meer handel oor sake soos Christelike karakter, nasionale karakter, moedertaalonderwys, die plek van die ouergemeenskap, vry onderwys, koordinasie op nasionale grondslag van leerplanne en kursusse, ens.

  5. Bladval Ficus benjamina : invloed teelttemperatuur, EC en watergeeffrequentie op bladval bij consument

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    Bulle, A.A.E.; Wurff, van der A.A.M.

    2004-01-01

    Een veel geuitte klacht over het gewas Ficus benjamina heeft betrekking op bladval. Hierin bestaan echter grote verschillen tussen partijen planten die van verschillende bedrijven komen. Dit duidt op bepaalde teeltfactoren die bladval veroorzaken. Op verzoek van de Landelijke Commissie Ficus van LTO

  6. GPS-logger onderzoek aan Buizerds helpt vogelaanvaringen op militaire vliegvelden te voorkomen

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    van Gasteren, H.; Both, I; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Laloë, J.O.; Bouten, W.

    2014-01-01

    Op de hele wereld is de aanwezigheid van vogels op en rond vliegvelden een probleem voor de vliegveiligheid, waarbij sommige vogelsoorten meer risico opleveren dan andere. Om de kans op ongelukken te verkleinen worden landingsterreinen vogelonaantrekkelijk beheerd, worden vogels verjaagd en soms

  7. NGO's op Curacao: identificatie van belangrijke knelpunten en voorstellen tot verbetering

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    Elias, Michael; Halman, Johannes I.M.; Knigge, Siert; Sophia, Rudsel

    2009-01-01

    Dit rapport beschrijft een onderzoek onder Niet-Gouvernementele Organisaties (NGO’s) op Curaçao dat op verzoek van de AMFO door de stichting ABC Advies is uitgevoerd. In het onderzoek dat plaatsvond in de periode van 26 oktober t/m 2 november 2009 zijn belangrijke knelpunten die leven bij NGO’s op

  8. Planten zuiveren lucht, maar praktische invulling stuit op gebrek aan kennis : onderzoek geplaagd door onzorgvuldigheid

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    Heuvelink, E.; Kierkels, T.

    2016-01-01

    Kunnen potplanten werkelijk de lucht zuiveren van schadelijke stoffen? Het antwoord is ja. Maar vervolgens roept het wetenschappelijke onderzoek op dit terrein vooral veel vragen op. Helaas is op veel van die voor de hand liggende vragen nauwelijks antwoord te geven. Zet het werkelijk zoden aan de

  9. (On)mogelijkheden van stikstofvanggewassen na maïs op akkerbouwbedrijven

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    Dijk, van W.

    2006-01-01

    Vanaf 2006 is het op zand- en lössgronden verplicht is om na maïs een vanggewas te telen. De reden hiervoor is de nitraatuitspoeling na maïs te beperken. Toegestane vanggewassen zijn winterrogge, grassen, bladkool en bladrammenas. Op akkerbouwbedrijven kan dit knelpunten opleveren met het oog op de

  10. Toezicht op seksuele geweldplegers na invrijheidstelling : Safe reintegration of sexual offenders

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    Leuw, Ed.; Motiuk, L.L.; Marle, H.J.C. van

    2000-01-01

    Toezicht op bekende plegers van (pedo)seksuele geweldsdelicten is een onderwerp dat velen bezighoudt. Op dit moment bestaan plannen om in Nederland de wettelijke mogelijkheden voor toezicht op 'gevaarlijke' ex-delinquenten te verruimen. Deze bundel bevat twee bijdragen die inzicht geven in de

  11. Zwartvruchtrot gedijt prima op dood perenblad : Infectie aan de bron bestrijden

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    Jong, de P.F.; Köhl, J.

    2010-01-01

    PPO en PRI vonden de belangrijkste substraten waar zwartvruchtrot op overleeft. Vooral afgevallen bladeren, afgevallen peren en dood onkruid zijn de boosdoeners. De ziekte treedt op als er in het begin van het seizoen voldoende ziekteverwekker op deze substraten aanwezig is. Door het verwijderen van

  12. Using Learning Environments to Create Meaningful Work for Co-Op Students

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    Nevison, Colleen; Drewery, David; Pretti, Judene; Cormier, Lauren

    2017-01-01

    For students in cooperative education (co-op) programs, meaningful work is a critical aspect of participation and a key component of program success. However, studies have not explored how meaningful work can be created for co-op students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between co-op students' perceptions of a learning…

  13. Visualization of candidate division OP3 cocci in limonene-degrading methanogenic cultures

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    Rotaru, Amelia-Elena; Schauer, Regina; Probian, Christina

    2012-01-01

    Members of candidate division OP3 were detected in 16S rRNA gene clone libraries from methanogenic enrichment cultures that utilized limonene as a carbon and energy source. We developed probes for the visualization of OP3 cells. In situ hybridization experiments with newly designed OP3-specific...

  14. Bladranden bij Calathea: op zoek naar aanwijzingen voor ontstaan van bladranden

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    Telgen, van H.J.; Straver, N.A.; Leeuwen, van G.J.L.

    2004-01-01

    Op praktijkbedrijven treden regelmatig spontaan bladranden op. In de praktijk is de ervaring dat zich vooral in het voorjaar de problemen voordoen, na uitzetten van de planten, en komende vanuit een periode met lage lichtniveaus. Dit zou kunnen betekenen dat de planten onvoldoende voorbereid zijn op

  15. Barber: Sinfonie Nr. 1, Op. 9, Neeme Järvi / Bernhard Uske

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    Uske, Bernhard

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Barber: Sinfonie Nr. 1, Op. 9. Ouvertüre School for Scandal, Op. 5; Beach: Sinfonie e-Moll, Op. 32, "Gaelic". Detroit Symphony Orchestra /Neeme Järvi". Chandes cassette ABTD 1550; CD CHAN 8958 (72 minutes)

  16. Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie Nr. 12 op. 112 (Das Jahr 1917) / Hans-Christian Dadelsen

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    Dadelsen, Hans-Christian

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie Nr. 12 op. 112 (Das Jahr 1917). Hamlet-Suite op. 32a. Das goldene Zeitalter [The Age of Gold] (Suite) op. 22a. Göteborger Symphoniker, Neeme Järvi". DG CD 431 688-2 (WD:77'21") DDD

  17. Prokofiev: Piano Concertos - N1 in Dflat major, Op. 10 / David J. Fanning

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    Fanning, David J.

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Prokofiev: Piano Concertos - N1 in Dflat major, Op. 10, N4 in Bflat major, Op.53 "for the left hand", N5 in Gmajor, Op.55. Boris Berman (piano) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Neeme Järvi". Chandos ABTD 1424. CHAN 8791

  18. New Cu(TiBN x ) copper alloy films for industrial applications

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    Lin, Chon-Hsin

    2016-06-01

    In this study, I explore a new type of copper alloy, Cu(TiBN x ), films by cosputtering Cu and TiB within an Ar/N2 gas atmosphere on Si substrates. The films are then annealed for 1 h in a vacuum environment at temperatures up to 700 °C. The annealed films exhibit not only excellent thermal stability and low resistivity but also little leakage current and strong adhesion to the substrates while no Cu/Si interfacial interactions are apparent. Within a Sn/Cu(TiBN x )/Si structure at 200 °C, the new alloy exhibits a minute dissolution rate, which is lower than that of pure Cu by at least one order of magnitude. Furthermore, the new alloy’s consumption rate is comparable to that of Ni commonly used in solder joints. The new films appear suitable for some industrial applications, such as barrierless Si metallization and new wetting and diffusion barrier layers required in flip-chip solder joints.

  19. Controlled Electrochemical Intercalation of Graphene/h-BN van der Waals Heterostructures

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    Zhao, S. Y. Frank; Elbaz, Giselle A.; Bediako, D. Kwabena; Yu, Cyndia; Efetov, Dmitri K.; Guo, Yinsheng; Ravichandran, Jayakanth; Min, Kyung-Ah; Hong, Suklyun; Taniguchi, Takashi; Watanabe, Kenji; Brus, Louis E.; Roy, Xavier; Kim, Philip

    2018-01-01

    Electrochemical intercalation is a powerful method for tuning the electronic properties of layered solids. In this work, we report an electro-chemical strategy to controllably intercalate lithium ions into a series of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures built by sandwiching graphene between hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). We demonstrate that encapsulating graphene with h-BN eliminates parasitic surface side reactions while simultaneously creating a new hetero-interface that permits intercalation between the atomically thin layers. To monitor the electrochemical process, we employ the Hall effect to precisely monitor the intercalation reaction. We also simultaneously probe the spectroscopic and electrical transport properties of the resulting intercalation compounds at different stages of intercalation. We achieve the highest carrier density $> 5 \\times 10^{13} cm^{-2}$ with mobility $> 10^3 cm^2/(Vs)$ in the most heavily intercalated samples, where Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillations are observed at low temperatures. These results set the stage for further studies that employ intercalation in modifying properties of vdW heterostructures.

  20. Dynamic Negative Compressibility of Few-Layer Graphene, h-BN, and MoS2

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    Neves, Bernardo; Barboza, Ana Paula; Chacham, Helio; Oliveira, Camilla; Fernandes, Thales; Martins Ferreira, Erlon; Archanjo, Braulio; Batista, Ronaldo; Oliveira, Alan

    2013-03-01

    We report a novel mechanical response of few-layer graphene, h-BN, and MoS2 to the simultaneous compression and shear by an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip. The response is characterized by the vertical expansion of these two-dimensional (2D) layered materials upon compression. Such effect is proportional to the applied load, leading to vertical strain values (opposite to the applied force) of up to 150%. The effect is null in the absence of shear, increases with tip velocity, and is anisotropic. It also has similar magnitudes in these solid lubricant materials (few-layer graphene, h-BN, and MoS2), but it is absent in single-layer graphene and in few-layer mica and Bi2Se3. We propose a physical mechanism for the effect where the combined compressive and shear stresses from the tip induce dynamical wrinkling on the upper material layers, leading to the observed flake thickening. The new effect (and, therefore, the proposed wrinkling) is reversible in the three materials where it is observed.[2] Financial support from CNPq, Fapemig, Rede Nacional de Pesquisa em Nanotubos de Carbono and INCT-Nano-Carbono

  1. Creep/Stress Rupture Behavior of 3D Woven SiC/SiC Composites with Sylramic-iBN, Super Sylramic-iBN and Hi-Nicalon-S Fibers at 2700F in Air

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    Bhatt, R. T.

    2017-01-01

    To determine the influence of fiber types on creep durability, 3D SiC/SiC CMCs were fabricated with Sylramic-iBN, super Sylramic-iBN and Hi-Nicalon-S fibers and the composite specimens were then tested under isothermal tensile creep at 14820C at 69, 103 and 138 MPa for up to 300hrs in air. The failed specimens were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and computed tomography (CT) for fracture mode analysis. The creep data of these composites are compared with those of other SiC/SiC composites in the literature. The results of this study will be presented.

  2. 111In-BnDTPA-F3: an Auger electron-emitting radiotherapeutic agent that targets nucleolin.

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    Cornelissen, Bart; Waller, Andrew; Target, Carol; Kersemans, Veerle; Smart, Sean; Vallis, Katherine A

    2012-02-20

    The F3 peptide (KDEPQRRSARLSAKPAPPKPEPKPKKAPAKK), a fragment of the human high mobility group protein 2, binds nucleolin. Nucleolin is expressed in the nuclei of normal cells but is also expressed on the membrane of some cancer cells. The goal was to investigate the use of 111In-labeled F3 peptide for Auger electron-targeted radiotherapy. F3 was labeled with fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) for confocal microscopy and conjugated to p-SCN-benzyl-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (BnDTPA) for labeling with 111In to form 111In-BnDTPA-F3. MDA-MB-231-H2N (231-H2N) human breast cancer cells were exposed to 111In-BnDTPA-F3 and used in cell fractionation, γH2AX immunostaining (a marker of DNA double-strand breaks), and clonogenic assays. In vivo, biodistribution studies of 111In-BnDTPA-F3 were performed in 231-H2N xenograft-bearing mice. In tumor growth delay studies, 111In-BnDTPA-F3 (3 μg, 6 MBq/μg) was administered intravenously to 231-H2N xenograft-bearing mice once weekly for 3 weeks. Membrane-binding of FITC-F3 was observed in 231-H2N cells, and there was co-localization of FITC-F3 with nucleolin in the nuclei. After exposure of 231-H2N cells to 111In-BnDTPA-F3 for 2 h, 1.7% of 111In added to the medium was membrane-bound. Of the bound 111In, 15% was internalized, and of this, 37% was localized in the nucleus. Exposure of 231-H2N cells to 111In-BnDTPA-F3 (1 μM, 6 MBq/μg) resulted in a dose-dependent increase in γH2AX foci and in a significant reduction of clonogenic survival compared to untreated cells or cells exposed to unlabeled BnDTPA-F3 (46 ± 4.1%, 100 ± 1.8%, and 132 ± 7.7%, respectively). In vivo, tumor uptake of 111In-BnDTPA-F3 (3 μg, 6 MBq/μg) at 3-h post-injection was 1% of the injected dose per gram (%ID/g), and muscle uptake was 0.5%ID/g. In tumor growth delay studies, tumor growth rate was reduced 19-fold compared to untreated or unlabeled BnDTPA-F3-treated mice (p = 0.023). 111In-BnDTPA-F3 is internalized into 231-H2N cells and translocates

  3. Al-doped graphene-like BN nanosheet as a sensor for para-nitrophenol: DFT study

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    Peyghan, Ali Ahmadi; Noei, Maziar; Yourdkhani, Sirous

    2013-07-01

    We investigated the electronic sensitivity of pristine and Al-doped BN sheets to para-nitrophenol (p-NP) by using density functional calculations. It was found that p-NP adsorption on the pristine sheet is endothermic and unfavorable. By replacing adsorbing boron atom of the sheet surface by an Al atom, the sheet becomes more reactive to p-NP, so energy of 20.4 kcal/mol is released upon adsorption process. Upon p-NP adsorption on the Al-doped BN sheet, HOMO/LUMO energy gap of the sheet is dramatically decreased from 5.39 to 1.23 eV and it becomes a p-type semiconductor. Thus, the Al-doped BN sheet may transform the presence of p-NP molecule into an electrical signal, and it might be potentially used in p-NP sensors.

  4. Boosting the adsorption performance of BN nanosheet as an anode of Na-ion batteries: DFT studies

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    Hosseinian, A. [Department of Engineering Science, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11365-4563, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Soleimani-amiri, S. [Department of Chemistry, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Arshadi, S., E-mail: chemistry_arshadi@pnu.ac.ir [Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Vessally, E. [Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Edjlali, L. [Department of Chemistry, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2017-06-28

    Despite the high advance in the Li-ion battery technology, there exist great concerns about its lifetime, safety, cost, and low-temperature performance. It is expected that the Li-ion batteries may be replaced by Na-ion batteries (NIB) because of the low cost, nontoxicity, and wide availability of sodium. Here, we investigated the potential application of BN nanosheets in anode of NIBs by means of density functional theory calculation and introduced a strategy to increase their performance. It was shown that the Na and Na{sup +} are mainly adsorbed on the center of a hexagonal ring of BN sheet with adsorption energies of −0.08 and −33.7 kcal/mol, respectively. Replacing three N atoms of the hexagonal ring with larger P atoms significantly increases the performance of the sheet as an anode of a NIB but the replacement of B by Al decreases the performance. The initial cell voltage of LIB is increased by about 0.67 V after the P-doping which causes a high storage performance with long discharge time. The results are discussed based on the energetic, structural, orbital, charge transfer and electronic properties and provide guidelines to build better high-capacity anode materials for NIBs. - Highlights: • Potential use of BN sheet as anode in Na-ion batteries (NIB) is studied by DFT. • The replacement of B by Al decreases the performance. • The cell voltage of LIB is increased by about 0.67 V after by P-doping. • The order of performance is P-BN > BN >> Al-BN.

  5. Space psychology

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    Parin, V. V.; Gorbov, F. D.; Kosmolinskiy, F. P.

    1974-01-01

    Psychological selection of astronauts considers mental responses and adaptation to the following space flight stress factors: (1) confinement in a small space; (2) changes in three dimensional orientation; (3) effects of altered gravity and weightlessness; (4) decrease in afferent nerve pulses; (5) a sensation of novelty and danger; and (6) a sense of separation from earth.

  6. Deployment psychology

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    breaking fashion, brings into a single compendium the growing body of literatures, since Yerkes's work, which point to the ... [they] reflect on how they have changed”.3 From the outset of this text, there is a very real and palpable sense .... embedded and enmeshed. At times, Deployment psychology appears to ignore the.

  7. Molecular Cloning, Recombinant Expression and Antifungal Activity of BnCPI, a Cystatin in Ramie (Boehmeria nivea L.

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    Yongting Yu

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Phytocystatins play multiple roles in plant growth, development and resistance to pests and other environmental stresses. A ramie (Boehmeria nivea L. phytocystatin gene, designated as BnCPI, was isolated from a ramie cDNA library and its full-length cDNA was obtained by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE. The full-length cDNA sequence (691 bp consisted of a 303 bp open reading frame (ORF encoding a protein of 100 amino acids with deduced molecular mass of 11.06 kDa and a theoretical isoelectric point (pI of 6.0. The alignment of genome DNA (accession no. MF153097 and cDNA sequences of BnCPI showed that an intron (~104 bp exists in the coding region. The BnCPI protein contains most of the highly conserved blocks including Gly5-Gly6 at the N-terminal, the reactive site motif QxVxG (Q49V50V51S52G53, the L79-W80 block and the [LVI]-[AGT]-[RKE]-[FY]-[AS]-[VI]-x-[EDQV]-[HYFQ]-N (L22G23R24 F25A26V27 D28D29H30 N31 block that is common among plant cystatins. BLAST analysis indicated that BnCPI is similar to cystatins from Glycine max (77%, Glycine soja (76%, Hevea brasiliensis (75% and Ricinus communis (75%. The BnCPI was subcloned into expression vector pSmart-I and then overexpressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3 as a His-tagged recombinant protein. The purified reBnCPI has a molecular mass of 11.4 kDa determined by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS–PAGE. Purified reBnCPI can efficiently inhibit the protease activity of papain and ficin toward BANA (Nα-benzoyl-L-arginine-2-naphthyamide, as well as the mycelium growth of some important plant pathogenic fungi. The data further contribute to our understanding of the molecular functions of BnCPI.

  8. Investigation of band structure and electrochemical properties of h-BN/rGO composites for asymmetric supercapacitor applications

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    Saha, Sanjit; Jana, Milan; Samanta, Pranab; Murmu, Naresh C. [Surface Engineering & Tribology Division, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, 713209 (India); Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-CMERI Campus, Durgapur, 713209 (India); Kim, Nam H. [Advanced Materials Institute of BIN Convergence Technology (BK21 Plus Global), Dept. of BIN Convergence Technology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, 54896 (Korea, Republic of); Kuila, Tapas, E-mail: tkuila@gmail.com [Surface Engineering & Tribology Division, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, 713209 (India); Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), CSIR-CMERI Campus, Durgapur, 713209 (India); Lee, Joong H., E-mail: jhl@jbnu.ac.kr [Advanced Materials Institute of BIN Convergence Technology (BK21 Plus Global), Dept. of BIN Convergence Technology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, 54896 (Korea, Republic of); Carbon Composite Research Centre, Department of Polymer & Nanoscience and Technology, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Jeonbuk, 54896 (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-04-01

    The effect of different content of graphene oxide (GO) on the electrical and electrochemical property of h-BN/reduced GO (rGO) hetero-structure is investigated elaborately. The increasing amount of rGO within the h-BN moiety plays fascinating role by reducing the electronic work function while increasing the density of state of the electrode. Furthermore, different h-BN/rGO architecture shows different potential window and the transition from pseudocapacitance to electrochemical double layer capacitance (EDLC) is observed with increasing π-conjugation of C atoms. The rod like h-BN is aligned as sheet while forming super-lattice with rGO. Transmission electron microscopy images show crystalline morphology of the hetero-structure super-lattice. The valance band and Mott-Shotky relationship determined from Mott-Shotky X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy shows that the electronic band structure of super-lattice is improved as compared to the insulating h-BN. The h-BN/rGO super-lattice provides high specific capacitance of ∼960 F g{sup −1}. An asymmetric device configured with h-BN/rGO super-lattice and B, N doped rGO shows very high energy and power density of 73 W h kg{sup −1} and 14,000 W kg{sup −1}, respectively. Furthermore, very low relaxation time constant of ∼1.6 ms and high stability (∼80%) after 10,000 charge-discharge cycles ensure the h-BN/rGO super-lattice as potential materials for the next generation energy storage applications. - Highlights: • Band gap energy of boron nitride decreased with increasing graphene oxide content. • Graphene oxide effectively affected the charge storage mechanism of the composite. • Morphology of boron nitride changed from rod to sheet while forming superlattice. • Highly conducting superlattice showed excellent supercapacitor performance. • Asymmetric device exhibited long stability with high energy and power density.

  9. All Conservation Opportunity Areas (ECO.RES.ALL_OP_AREAS)

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    The All_OP_Areas GIS layer are all the Conservation Opportunity Areas identified by MoRAP (produced for EPA Region 7). They designate areas with potential for forest, grassland and forest/grassland mosaic conservation. These are areas of natural or semi-natural forest land cover that are at least 75 meters away from roads and away from patch edges. OAs were modeled by creating distance grids using the National Land Cover Database and the Census Bureau's TIGER roads files.

  10. De strijd tegen sociale ongelijkheid en uitsluiting op de arbeidsmarkt

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    Pieter Decelle

    2016-09-01

    jobseekers. The social workers surveyed in this study are, however, well aware of the structural inequalities that exist in the labour market. Each respondent was able to describe some of these structural barriers, which impact on the employment opportunities of their clients. However, action to address these barriers is absent. SAMENVATTINGDe strijd tegen sociale ongelijkheid en uitsluiting op de arbeidsmarkt Sociale ongelijkheid en sociale exclusie zijn maatschappelijke problemen waarmee we in onze samenleving meer dan ooit worden geconfronteerd. Dit uit zich onder andere in hoge werkloosheidscijfers bij personen met een verre afstand tot de arbeidsmarkt. In Vlaanderen zet de sociale economie, een verzamelnaam voor organisaties die in hun doelstellingen de realisatie van bepaalde maatschappelijke meerwaarden vooropstellen, zich sinds de jaren 70 van de twintigste eeuw in om de werkloosheidsgraad bij personen uit de kansengroepen terug te dringen. Dit gebeurt via het aanbieden van opleidings- en tewerkstellingskansen. De Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding (VDAB onderscheidt vier kansengroepen – personen van allochtone origine, kortgeschoolden, personen met een arbeidshandicap en ouderen (50-plussers – die omwille van het behoren tot één van deze groepen minder kansen op werk ondervinden. In mijn onderzoek breng ik in kaart hoe deze sector werkzoekenden tracht te activeren op de arbeidsmarkt. Meer specifiek onderzoek ik in welke mate een structurele visie op sociaal werk tot uiting komt in de dagelijkse werking van organisaties uit deze sector. Aanhangers van deze visie op armoedebestrijding pleiten ervoor om naast de individuele begeleiding van werkzoekenden ook aandacht te hebben voor de structurele drempels in onze samenleving, die ervoor zorgen dat personen uit de kansengroepen minder kansen op de arbeidsmarkt krijgen. Uit mijn kwalitatief onderzoek blijkt echter dat structureel werken in de sociale economie niet evident is en bijgevolg ook

  11. LEARNING THEORY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY,

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    ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY , *ADJUSTMENT( PSYCHOLOGY ), LEARNING, LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY, ANXIETY, ATTITUDES( PSYCHOLOGY ), NEUROSES, MENTAL DISORDERS...PERCEPTION( PSYCHOLOGY ), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), THERAPY.

  12. Electronic structure of BN-aromatics: Choice of reliable computational tools

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    Mazière, Audrey; Chrostowska, Anna; Darrigan, Clovis; Dargelos, Alain; Graciaa, Alain; Chermette, Henry

    2017-10-01

    The importance of having reliable calculation tools to interpret and predict the electronic properties of BN-aromatics is directly linked to the growing interest for these very promising new systems in the field of materials science, biomedical research, or energy sustainability. Ionization energy (IE) is one of the most important parameters to approach the electronic structure of molecules. It can be theoretically estimated, but in order to evaluate their persistence and propose the most reliable tools for the evaluation of different electronic properties of existent or only imagined BN-containing compounds, we took as reference experimental values of ionization energies provided by ultra-violet photoelectron spectroscopy (UV-PES) in gas phase—the only technique giving access to the energy levels of filled molecular orbitals. Thus, a set of 21 aromatic molecules containing B-N bonds and B-N-B patterns has been merged for a comparison between experimental IEs obtained by UV-PES and various theoretical approaches for their estimation. Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (TD-DFT) methods using B3LYP and long-range corrected CAM-B3LYP functionals are used, combined with the Δ SCF approach, and compared with electron propagator theory such as outer valence Green's function (OVGF, P3) and symmetry adapted cluster-configuration interaction ab initio methods. Direct Kohn-Sham estimation and "corrected" Kohn-Sham estimation are also given. The deviation between experimental and theoretical values is computed for each molecule, and a statistical study is performed over the average and the root mean square for the whole set and sub-sets of molecules. It is shown that (i) Δ SCF+TDDFT(CAM-B3LYP), OVGF, and P3 are the most efficient way for a good agreement with UV-PES values, (ii) a CAM-B3LYP range-separated hybrid functional is significantly better than B3LYP for the purpose, especially for extended conjugated systems, and (iii) the "corrected" Kohn-Sham result is a

  13. First-principles studies of BN sheets with absorbed transition metal single atoms or dimers: stabilities, electronic structures, and magnetic properties.

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    Ma, Dongwei; Lu, Zhansheng; Ju, Weiwei; Tang, Yanan

    2012-04-11

    BN sheets with absorbed transition metal (TM) single atoms, including Fe, Co, and Ni, and their dimers have been investigated by using a first-principles method within the generalized gradient approximation. All of the TM atoms studied are found to be chemically adsorbed on BN sheets. Upon adsorption, the binding energies of the Fe and Co single atoms are modest and almost independent of the adsorption sites, indicating the high mobility of the adatoms and isolated particles to be easily formed on the surface. However, Ni atoms are found to bind tightly to BN sheets and may adopt a layer-by-layer growth mode. The Fe, Co, and Ni dimers tend to lie (nearly) perpendicular to the BN plane. Due to the wide band gap of the pure BN sheet, the electronic structures of the BN sheets with TM adatoms are determined primarily by the distribution of TM electronic states around the Fermi level. Very interesting spin gapless semiconductors or half-metals can be obtained in the studied systems. The magnetism of the TM atoms is preserved well on the BN sheet, very close to that of the corresponding free atoms and often weakly dependent on the adsorption sites. The present results indicate that BN sheets with adsorbed TM atoms have potential applications in fields such as spintronics and magnetic data storage due to the special spin-polarized electronic structures and magnetic properties they possess.

  14. Calpain inhibitors and antioxidants act synergistically to prevent cell necrosis: effects of the novel dual inhibitors (cysteine protease inhibitor and antioxidant) BN 82204 and its pro-drug BN 82270.

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    Pignol, Bernadette; Auvin, Serge; Carré, Denis; Marin, Jean-Grégoire; Chabrier, Pierre-Etienne

    2006-08-01

    Cell death is a common feature observed in neurodegenerative disorders, and is often associated with calpain activation and overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). This study investigated the use of calpain inhibitors and antioxidants in combination to protect cells against necrosis. Maitotoxin (MTX), which induces a massive influx of calcium, was used to provoke neuronal cell death. This toxin increased, in a concentration-dependent manner, both calpain activity and ROS formation. Calpain inhibitors or antioxidants inhibited MTX-induced necrosis only marginally (below 20%), whereas their association protected against cell death by 40-66% in a synergistic manner. BN 82204, which possesses both calpain-cathepsin L inhibitory and antioxidant properties, and its acetylated pro-drug BN 82270, totally protected cells at 100 microm. The pro-drug BN 82270, which had better cell penetration, was twice as effective as the active principle BN 82204 in protecting glioma C6 or neuroblastoma SHSY5Y cells against death. These results suggest the potential therapeutic relevance of using a single molecule with multiple activities (cysteine protease inhibitor/antioxidant), and warrant further in vivo investigations in models of neuronal disorders.

  15. Use of Linkage Technique in Johannes Brahms’ op. 78 and Leopoldo Miguéz’s op.14 Violin Sonatas

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    Desirée Johanna Mesquita Mayr

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper specifically addresses linkage, a characteristically Brahmsian technique employed in the formation of musical ideas through the gradual transformation of precedent elements, being considered an indicator in the use of developing variation. After a detailed review of the literature encompassing definitions, classification and exemplification considering works of three theorists (FRISCH, 1984. SMITH, 2007. RAHN, 2015, an original proposal for a typology of linkage is presented. We compare a special occurrence of linkage in Brahms’ Violin Sonata, op. 78 to two similar occurrences in Leopoldo Miguéz’s sonata op. 14, a work of the same genre.. The results reinforce the hypothesis that Miguéz had employed organic constructive processes in his piece.

  16. Psychological barriers

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    Skinner, T. C.

    2004-01-01

    of lifestyle changes and pharmacological therapy in preventing future complications. Negative emotions and preconceptions about treatment can also discourage adherence to treatment plans. 'Psychological Insulin resistance' caused by fear and concerns about insulin and daily insulin injections can discourage...... many patients from starting insulin therapy, even if oral agents have failed. Depression, stress and anxiety represent further obstacles to optimum self-care and the attainment of glucose goals. Healthcare professionals should endeavour to understand and accommodate these issues when setting personal...

  17. Deposition of BN thin films onto Si(1 0 0) substrate by PLD with nanosecond and femtosecond pulses in nitrogen gas background

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    Luculescu, C. R.; Miyake, H.; Sato, S.

    2002-09-01

    BN thin films were deposited using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) by irradiating a hot-pressed h-BN target with a fourth harmonic wave of a Nd:YAG laser and a fundamental wave of a Ti:Sapphire laser in a background of nitrogen gas atmosphere without any aid of energetic techniques. Si(1 0 0) wafers with smooth and chemically etched surface were used as substrates. The films were characterized by SEM, XPS and FTIR. It was found that the cubic phase is present only in BN films deposited with UV nanosecond pulses. The absence of cubic phase in BN films deposited by femtosecond ablation is supposed to be due to high laser irradiance which causes the removal of unevaporated material from a soft target such as h-BN.

  18. Deposition of BN thin films onto Si(1 0 0) substrate by PLD with nanosecond and femtosecond pulses in nitrogen gas background

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    Luculescu, C.R.; Miyake, H.; Sato, S

    2002-09-30

    BN thin films were deposited using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) by irradiating a hot-pressed h-BN target with a fourth harmonic wave of a Nd:YAG laser a fundamental wave of a Ti:Sapphire laser in a background of nitrogen gas atmosphere without any aid of energetic techniques. Si(1 0 0) wafers with smooth and chemically etched surface were used as substrates. The films were characterized by SEM, XPS and FTIR. It was found that the cubic phase is present only in BN films deposited with UV nanosecond pulses. The absence of cubic phase in BN films deposited by femtosecond ablation is supposed to be due to high laser irradiance which causes the removal of unevaporated material from a soft target such as h-BN.

  19. Tuning Electronic Structures of BN and C Double-Wall Hetero-Nanotubes

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available First principle calculations based on density functional theory with the generalized gradient approximation were carried out to investigate the energetic and electronic properties of carbon and boron nitride double-wall hetero-nanotubes (C/BN-DWHNTs with different chirality and size, including an armchair (n, n carbon nanotube (CNT enclosed in (m, m boron nitride nanotube (BNNT and a zigzag (n, 0 CNT enclosed in (m, 0 BNNT. The electronic structure of these DWHNTs under a transverse electric field was also investigated. The ability to tune the band gap with changing the intertube distance (di and imposing an external electric field (F of zigzag DWHNTs provides the possibility for future electronic and electrooptic nanodevice applications.

  20. Sessional teachers in a BN program: bridging the divide or widening the gap?

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    Andrew, Sharon; Halcomb, Elizabeth J; Jackson, Debra; Peters, Kath; Salamonson, Yenna

    2010-07-01

    Casualisation of the academic workforce has resulted in an increase in the employment of sessional teachers in Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programs. Many of these teachers are drawn from specialty clinical areas and continue to work clinically while teaching part-time. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of sessional teachers about their perceived contribution to an undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing program in a single Australian university. Twelve sessional teachers participated in semi-structured interviews as part of a larger mixed method study exploring the issues related to sessional teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Three themes emerged from the data; (1) "Bringing 'reality' to the classroom", (2) "Privileging experiential knowledge", and (3) "Establishing boundaries with students". Underpinning the narratives was a strong subtext related to the theory-practice gap. Proactive strategies to facilitate the potential of sessional staff are articulated in the paper. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Modeling of BN Lifetime Prediction of a System Based on Integrated Multi-Level Information.

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    Wang, Jingbin; Wang, Xiaohong; Wang, Lizhi

    2017-09-15

    Predicting system lifetime is important to ensure safe and reliable operation of products, which requires integrated modeling based on multi-level, multi-sensor information. However, lifetime characteristics of equipment in a system are different and failure mechanisms are inter-coupled, which leads to complex logical correlations and the lack of a uniform lifetime measure. Based on a Bayesian network (BN), a lifetime prediction method for systems that combine multi-level sensor information is proposed. The method considers the correlation between accidental failures and degradation failure mechanisms, and achieves system modeling and lifetime prediction under complex logic correlations. This method is applied in the lifetime prediction of a multi-level solar-powered unmanned system, and the predicted results can provide guidance for the improvement of system reliability and for the maintenance and protection of the system.

  2. N2 activation on Al metal clusters: catalyzing role of BN-doped graphene support.

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    Kumar, Deepak; Pal, Sourav; Krishnamurty, Sailaja

    2016-10-12

    The successful sustenance of life demands an ambient abiotic process for N2 activation and dissociation. The Bosch-Haber process remains the only abiotic and synthetic means for N2 activation and its fixation. Metal nanoclusters have been recently reported for activating molecular nitrogen. Interestingly, the metal clusters explored so far for N2 activation are free clusters and, hence, are practically not applicable by experimental chemists. Using density functional theory (DFT) based methodology, we propose a potential catalytic system for di-nitrogen activation, viz. supported Al clusters. Al clusters supported on BN doped graphene sheets are seen to activate N2 molecule with a red shift in the N-N stretching frequency up to 874 cm(-1) with activation barriers as low as 1.14 eV.

  3. Magnetic, electronic and optical properties of different graphene, BN and BC2N nanoribbons

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    Guerra, T.; Leite, L.; Azevedo, S.; de Lima Bernardo, B.

    2017-04-01

    Graphene nanoribbons are predicted to be essential components in future nanoelectronics. The size, edge type, form, arrangement of atoms and width of nanoribbons drastically change their properties. However, magnetic, electronic and optical properties of armchair, chevron and sawtooth of graphene, BN and BC2N nanoribbons are not fully understood so far. Here, we make use of first-principles calculations based on the density functional theory (DFT) to investigate the structural, magnetic, electronic and optical properties of nanoribbons of graphene, boron nitride and BC2N with armchair edge, chevron-type and sawtooth forms. The lowest formation energies were found for the armchair and chevron nanoribbons of graphene and boron nitride. We have shown that the imbalance of carbon atoms between different sublattices generates a net magnetic moment. Chevron-type nanoribbons of BC2N and graphene showed a band gap comparable with silicon, and a high light absorption in the visible spectrum when compared to the other configurations.

  4. Psychological Theories of Acculturation

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    Ozer, Simon

    2018-01-01

    of acculturation also include cognate disciplines such as cultural psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology.The expansion of psychological theories of acculturation has led to advancements in the field of research as well as the bifurcation of epistemological and methodological approaches...... advancements, together with greater mobility. Acculturation psychology aims to comprehend the dynamic psychological processes and outcomes emanating from intercultural contact. Acculturation psychology has been a growing field of research within cross-cultural psychology. Today, psychological theories...

  5. Effects of nano-sized boron nitride (BN) reinforcement in expandable graphite based in-tumescent fire retardant coating

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    Zulkurnain, E. S.; Ahmad, F.; Gillani, Q. F.

    2016-08-01

    The purpose of in-tumescent fire retardant coating (IFRC) is to protect substrate from fire attack by limiting heat transfer. A range of coating formulations have been prepared using Bisphenol A epoxy resin BE-188 and polyamide solidifier H-2310 as two-part binder, ammonium polyphosphate (APP) as acid source, melamine (MEL) as the blowing agent, expandable graphite (EG) as carbon source and nano-boron nitride (BN) as inorganic nano filler. The filler was used to improve the performances of the APP-EG-MEL coating. The effects of nano-BN on the char morphology and thermal degradation were investigated by fire test, thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X- ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). The results showed that by substituting or reinforcing of 4% weight percentage of nano-BN, residual weight of the char increases by 23.82% compared to APP-EG-MEL coating without filler. Higher carbon content was obtained in the char and a more compact char was produced. The results indicated that nano-BN could be used as a filler to improve thermal stability of the APP-EG-MEL coating.

  6. A simple thermal decomposition-nitridation route to nanocrystalline boron nitride (BN) from a single N and B source precursor

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    Zhang Hong; Chen Youjian [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027 (China); Ma Jianhua, E-mail: mjh820@ustc.edu [College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027 (China); Nanomaterials and Chemistry Key Laboratory, Advanced Materials Research Center of Wenzhou, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027 (China); Tong Hanxuan; Yang Jiang; Ni Danwei; Hu Huiming; Zheng Fangqing [Oujiang College, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325027 (China)

    2011-06-09

    Graphical abstract: Display Omitted Highlights: > Nanocrystalline BN was synthesized via a thermal decomposition-nitridation route. > B and N sources come from a single cheap safe precursor NH{sub 4}HB{sub 4}O{sub 7}.3H{sub 2}O. > The reaction could be carried out in an autoclave at 650 deg. C for 8 h. > X-ray powder diffraction patterns indicate that the product is hexagonal BN. > The product has good thermal stability and oxidation resistance below 900 deg. C. - Abstract: Nanocrystalline boron nitride (BN) was synthesized via a simple thermal decomposition-nitridation route by the reaction of hydrated ammonium tetraborate (NH{sub 4}HB{sub 4}O{sub 7}.3H{sub 2}O) and metallic magnesium powders in an autoclave at 650 deg. C. The crystal phase, morphology, grain size, and chemical composition of the as-prepared products were characterized in detail by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), field-emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The products were also studied by FT-IR and the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Results revealed that the as-synthesized nanocrystalline were h-BN, and they had diameters within 100 nm. They had good thermal stability and oxidation resistance in high temperature.

  7. Acetone in Orion BN/KL: High-resolution maps of a special oxygen-bearing molecule

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    Peng, T.-C; Despois, D; Brouillet, N; Baudry, A; Favre, C; Remijan, A; Wootten, A; Wilson, T. L; Combes, F; Wlodarczak, G

    2013-01-01

    ...) and oxygen-bearing (e.g., HCOOCH3) molecules. However, acetone (CH3)2CO, a special complex O-bearing molecule, has been shown to have a very different distribution from other typical O-bearing molecules in the BN/KL region...

  8. A first-principle investigation into effect of B-and BN-doped C60 in ...

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    principle investigation into effect of B- and BN-doped C 60 in lowering dehydrogenation of MXH 4 (where M = Na, Li and X = Al, B). MEENAKSHI DEEPAK AGNIHOTRI KIRAN JEET HITESH SHARMA. Volume 40 Issue 7 December 2017 pp 1397-1403 ...

  9. Emergence of Interfacial Polarons from Electron-Phonon Coupling in Graphene/h-BN van der Waals Heterostructures.

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    Chen, Chaoyu; Avila, José; Wang, Shuopei; Wang, Yao; Mucha-Kruczyński, Marcin; Shen, Cheng; Yang, Rong; Nosarzewski, Benjamin; Devereaux, Thomas P; Zhang, Guangyu; Asensio, Maria Carmen

    2018-02-14

    van der Waals heterostructures, vertical stacks of layered materials, offer new opportunities for novel quantum phenomena which are absent in their constituent components. Here we report the emergence of polaron quasiparticles at the interface of graphene/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) heterostructures. Using nanospot angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, we observe zone-corner replicas of h-BN valence band maxima, with energy spacing coincident with the highest phonon energy of the heterostructure, an indication of Fröhlich polaron formation due to forward-scattering electron-phonon coupling. Parabolic fitting of the h-BN bands yields an effective mass enhancement of ∼2.3, suggesting an intermediate coupling strength. Our theoretical simulations based on Migdal-Eliashberg theory corroborate the experimental results, allowing the extraction of microscopic physical parameters. Moreover, renormalization of graphene π-band is observed due to the hybridization with the h-BN band. Our work generalizes the polaron study from transition metal oxides to van der Waals heterostructures with higher material flexibility, highlighting interlayer coupling as an extra degree of freedom to explore emergent phenomena.

  10. Test tasks for verification of program codes for calculation of neutron-physical characteristics of the BN series reactors

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    Tikhomirov, Georgy; Ternovikh, Mikhail; Smirnov, Anton; Saldikov, Ivan; Bahdanovich, Rynat; Gerasimov, Alexander

    2017-09-01

    System of test tasks is presented with the fast reactor BN-1200 with nitride fuel as prototype. The system of test tasks includes three test based on different geometric models. Model of fuel element in homogeneous and in heterogeneous form, model of fuel assembly in height-heterogeneous and full heterogeneous form, and modeling of the active core of BN-1200 reactor. Cross-verification of program codes was performed. Transition from simple geometry to more complex one allows to identify the causes of discrepancies in the results during the early stage of cross-verification of codes. This system of tests can be applied for certification of engineering programs based on the method of Monte Carlo to the calculation of full-scale models of the reactor core of the BN series. The developed tasks take into account the basic layout and structural features of the reactor BN-1200. They are intended for study of neutron-physical characteristics, estimation of influence of heterogeneous structure and influence of diffusion approximation. The development of system of test tasks allowed to perform independent testing of programs for calculation of neutron-physical characteristics: engineering programs JARFR and TRIGEX, and codes MCU, TDMCC, and MMK based on the method of Monte Carlo.

  11. Inheritance and expression patterns of BN28, a low temperature induced gene in Brassica napus, throughout the Brassicaceae.

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    Hawkins, G P; Nykiforuk, C L; Johnson-Flanagan, A M; Boothe, J G

    1996-08-01

    Molecular genetics is becoming an important tool in the breeding and selection of agronomically important traits. BN28 is a low temperature induced gene in Brassicaceae species. PCR and Southern blot analysis indicate that BN28 is polymorphic in the three diploid genomes: Brassica rapa (AA), Brassica nigra (BB), and Brassica oleracea (CC). Of the allotetraploids, Brassica napus (AACC) is the only species to have inherited homologous genes from both parental genomes. Brassica juncea (AABB) and Brassica carinata (BBCC) have inherited homologues from the AA and CC genomes, respectively, while Sinapsis arvensis (SS) contains a single homologue from the BB genome and Sinapsis alba (dd) appears to be different from all the diploid parents. All species show message induction when exposed to low temperature. However, differences in expression were noticed at the protein level, with silencing occurring in the BB genome at the level of translation. Results suggest that silencing is occurring in diploid species where duplication may not have occurred. Molecular characterization and inheritance of BN28 homologues in the Brassicaceae may play an important role in determining their quantitative function during exposure to low temperature. Key words : Brassicaceae, BN28, inheritance, polymorphism.

  12. Analytical Study of the Propagation of Fast Longitudinal Modes along wz-BN/AlN Thin Acoustic Waveguides

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    Cinzia Caliendo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The propagation of the fundamental symmetric Lamb mode S0 along wz-BN/AlN thin composite plates suitable for telecommunication and sensing applications is studied. The investigation of the acoustic field profile across the plate thickness revealed the presence of modes having longitudinal polarization, the Anisimkin Jr. plate modes (AMs, travelling at a phase velocity close to that of the wz-BN longitudinal bulk acoustic wave propagating in the same direction. The study of the S0 mode phase velocity and coupling coefficient (K2 dispersion curves, for different electrical boundary conditions, has shown that eight different coupling configurations are allowable that exhibit a K2 as high as about 4% and very high phase velocity (up to about 16,700 m/s. The effect of the thickness and material type of the metal floating electrode on the K2 dispersion curves has also been investigated, specifically addressing the design of an enhanced coupling device. The gravimetric sensitivity of the BN/AlN-based acoustic waveguides was then calculated for both the AMs and elliptically polarized S0 modes; the AM-based sensor velocity and attenuation shifts due to the viscosity of a surrounding liquid was theoretically predicted. The performed investigation suggests that wz-BN/AlN is a very promising substrate material suitable for developing GHz band devices with enhanced electroacoustic coupling efficiency and suitable for application in telecommunications and sensing fields.

  13. High-temperature compressive deformation of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/BN fibrous monoliths.

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    Routbort, J. L.

    1999-02-04

    Fibrous monolithic Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/BN ({approx}85 vol.% Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/15 vol.% BN) and monolithic Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} ceramics were compressed at a nearly constant strain rate ({var_epsilon}) at 1200-1400 C in N{sub 2}. The {var_epsilon} range was {approx}1 x 10{sup {minus}6} to 5 x 10{sup {minus}6} s{sup {minus}1}; the stress ({sigma}) range was 37-202 MPa. The Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} and the unidirectional fibrous monoliths that were oriented with the long axis of the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} cells parallel to the compression direction exhibited plasticity at 1300 and 1400 C, with {var_epsilon} {proportional_to} {sigma}. A 0/90{degree} cross-ply Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}/BN laminate also exhibited significant plasticity, but it was weaker than the above-mentioned ceramics. The unidirectional fibrous monoliths that were compressed perpendicular to the cell direction fractured at {approx}50 MPa in all tests. A {+-}45{degree} laminate tested at 1300 C fractured at a stress of {approx}40 MPa. Low fracture stress correlated with shear through BN layers.

  14. Translation and validation of the EORTC brain cancer module (EORTC QLQ-BN20) for use in Iran

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    Khoshnevisan, A.; Yekaninejad, M.S.; Ardakani, S.K.; Pakpour, A.H.; Mardani, A.; Aaronson, N.K.

    2012-01-01

    Background The aim of this study was to translate the EORTC quality of life questionnaire for brain cancer, the QLQ-BN20, into Persian, and to evaluate its psychometric properties when used among brain cancer patients in Iran. Methods A standard backward and forward translation procedure was used to

  15. The BnGRF2 gene (GRF2-like gene from Brassica napus) enhances seed oil production through regulating cell number and plant photosynthesis.

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    Liu, Jing; Hua, Wei; Yang, Hong-Li; Zhan, Gao-Miao; Li, Rong-Jun; Deng, Lin-Bin; Wang, Xin-Fa; Liu, Gui-Hua; Wang, Han-Zhong

    2012-06-01

    Seed yield and oil content are two important agricultural characteristics in oil crop breeding, and a lot of functional gene research is being concentrated on increasing these factors. In this study, by differential gene expression analyses between rapeseed lines (zy036 and 51070) which exhibit different levels of seed oil production, BnGRF2 (Brassica napus growth-regulating factor 2-like gene) was identified in the high oil-producing line zy036. To elucidate the possible roles of BnGRF2 in seed oil production, the cDNA sequences of the rapeseed GRF2 gene were isolated. The Blastn result showed that rapeseed contained BnGRF2a/2b which were located in the A genome (A1 and A3) and C genome (C1 and C6), respectively, and the dominantly expressed gene BnGRF2a was chosen for transgenic research. Analysis of 35S-BnGRF2a transgenic Arabidopsis showed that overexpressed BnGRF2a resulted in an increase in seed oil production of >50%. Moreover, BnGRF2a also induced a >20% enlargement in extended leaves and >40% improvement in photosynthetic efficiency because of an increase in the chlorophyll content. Furthermore, transcriptome analyses indicated that some genes associated with cell proliferation, photosynthesis, and oil synthesis were up-regulated, which revealed that cell number and plant photosynthesis contributed to the increased seed weight and oil content. Because of less efficient self-fertilization induced by the longer pistil in the 35S-BnGRF2a transgenic line, Napin-BnGRF2a transgenic lines were further used to identify the function of BnGRF2, and the results showed that seed oil production also could increase >40% compared with the wild-type control. The results suggest that improvement to economically important characteristics in oil crops may be achieved by manipulation of the GRF2 expression level.

  16. Single-step synthesis of crystalline h-BN quantum- and nanodots embedded in boron carbon nitride films

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    Matsoso, Boitumelo J.; Ranganathan, Kamalakannan; Mutuma, Bridget K.; Lerotholi, Tsenolo; Jones, Glenn; Coville, Neil J.

    2017-03-01

    Herein we report on the synthesis and characterization of novel crystalline hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) quantum- and nanodots embedded in large-area boron carbon nitride (BCN) films. The films were grown on a Cu substrate by an atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition technique. Methane, ammonia, and boric acid were used as precursors for C, N and B to grow these few atomic layer thick uniform films. We observed that both the size of the h-BN quantum/nanodots and thickness of the BCN films were influenced by the vaporization temperature of boric acid as well as the H3BO3 (g) flux over the Cu substrate. These growth conditions were easily achieved by changing the position of the solid boric acid in the reactor with respect to the Cu substrate. Atomic force microscope (AFM) and TEM analyses show a variation in the h-BN dot size distribution, ranging from nanodots (˜224 nm) to quantum dots (˜11 nm) as the B-source is placed further away from the Cu foil. The distance between the B-source and the Cu foil gave an increase in the C atomic composition (42 at% C-65 at% C) and a decrease in both B and N contents (18 at% B and 14 at% N to 8 at% B and 7 at% N). UV-vis absorption spectra showed a higher band gap energy for the quantum dots (5.90 eV) in comparison with the nanodots (5.68 eV) due to a quantum confinement effect. The results indicated that the position of the B-source and its reaction with ammonia plays a significant role in controlling the nucleation of the h-BN quantum- and nanodots. The films are proposed to be used in solar cells. A mechanism to explain the growth of h-BN quantum/nanodots in BCN films is reported.

  17. Psychology Faculty Perceptions of Abnormal Psychology Textbooks

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    Rapport, Zachary

    2011-01-01

    The problem. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the perceptions and opinions of psychology professors regarding the accuracy and inclusiveness of abnormal psychology textbooks. It sought answers from psychology professors to the following questions: (1) What are the expectations of the psychology faculty at a private university of…

  18. Psychology of religion: perspectives from cultural psychology

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    Belzen, J.A.

    2010-01-01

    After a brief introduction, this paper tries to establish what type of psychology the psychology of religion is. Having introduced cultural psychology in general, some theories applicable in research on religion are presented, and some examples of cultural psychological research of religious

  19. [Adolescent psychology].

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    Lemerle, Sophie

    2005-05-31

    Adolescence is a transitional period dominated by puberty modifications. These modifications must come with a psychological work leading towards increased self containing from parents and also towards the choice of an own life orientation. In order to do so, adolescent must satisfy his needs to be able to change. This process will not run smoothly. The troubled adolescent will express himself with groans or acting out more than with words. This modus operandi is typical of that age. The general practitioner will be in the front line in being attentive to the adolescent and his parents needs.

  20. Sibelius. Lemminkäinen-Legenden op. 22 Nr. 1-4 / Christoph Schlüren

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    1997-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Sibelius. Lemminkäinen-Legenden op. 22 Nr. 1-4, Pohjolas Tochter op. 49, Nächtlicher Ritt und Sonnenaufgang op. 55; Göteborger Sinfoniker, Neeme Järvi; DG CD 453 426-2 (WD: 70'37") DDD Võrreldud: Opus 22: Segerstam (Ondine 852-2); op. 22 und 55; Paavo Järvi" (Virgin 545 213-2); op. 49: Segerstam (Chandos 8965)

  1. God se antwoord op geweld en land in Deuteronomium

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Deuteronomium getuig van God se besondere liefde soos Hy dit in verband met die Beloofde Land aan Israel betoon het. Sy bevoorregting van Israel asook sy betrokkenheid by geweld roep egter baie vrae en bespreking op. Twee aspekte wat nie in die besprekings daarvan werklik aandag kry nie, word in hierdie artikel ondersoek: enersyds die verantwoordelikheid en/of skuld van die menslike partye en andersyds dié van God. Die bevindinge is: (1 Nie die nasies of Israel kan God verwyt nie, want die nasies tree self gewelddadig en eksploiterend teenoor mekaar op. Mense bewoon die aarde ten koste van ander mense en ook ten koste van die aardeself. Hulle tree hardnekkig en opstandig op teen die Wet en die wil van God wat die beste vir hulle bedoel. Tog is God in beheer van alles wat gebeur, Hy is onbegryplik en sonder blaam, selfs wanneer Hy in en deur die sondige werklikheid optree. (2 Deuteronomium praat van God se krasse geweld én oorweldigende liefde en verkondig dat Hy die verantwoordelikheid en skuld van die sondige, opstandige mensdom op Hom neem. Hierop gee die Dienaarliedere van Jesaja nog duideliker lig. God moet veral teen hierdie positiewe getuienis waardeer word. Dit is Hy wat aan die werk is en daarom moet die situasie vanuit die oogpunt soos Hy Homself bekend maak, beoordeel word.God, violence, and land in Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy attests of God’s exceptional love as proven to Israel in connection with the Promised Land. However, his preferential treatment of Israel and his involvement in violence invokes many questions and much debate. This article investigates two aspects, which do not really receive attention in the debate: on the one hand, human responsibility and guilt, and on the other hand that of God. The findings are: (1 Neither the nations nor Israel can reproach God, for they themselves act violently and exploitingly. They inhabit the earth at the expense of others and of the earth itself. They act obstinately toward the Law

  2. God se antwoord op geweld en land in Deuteronomium

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    Full Text Available Deuteronomium getuig van God se besondere liefde soos Hy dit in verband met die Beloofde Land aan Israel betoon het. Sy bevoorregting van Israel asook sy betrokkenheid by geweld roep egter baie vrae en bespreking op. Twee aspekte wat nie in die besprekings daarvan werklik aandag kry nie, word in hierdie artikel ondersoek: enersyds die verantwoordelikheid en/of skuld van die menslike partye en andersyds dié van God. Die bevindinge is: (1 Nie die nasies of Israel kan God verwyt nie, want die nasies tree self gewelddadig en eksploiterend teenoor mekaar op. Mense bewoon die aarde ten koste van ander mense en ook ten koste van die aardeself. Hulle tree hardnekkig en opstandig op teen die Wet en die wil van God wat die beste vir hulle bedoel. Tog is God in beheer van alles wat gebeur, Hy is onbegryplik en sonder blaam, selfs wanneer Hy in en deur die sondige werklikheid optree. (2 Deuteronomium praat van God se krasse geweld én oorweldigende liefde en verkondig dat Hy die verantwoordelikheid en skuld van die sondige, opstandige mensdom op Hom neem. Hierop gee die Dienaarliedere van Jesaja nog duideliker lig. God moet veral teen hierdie positiewe getuienis waardeer word. Dit is Hy wat aan die werk is en daarom moet die situasie vanuit die oogpunt soos Hy Homself bekend maak, beoordeel word. God, violence, and land in Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy attests of God’s exceptional love as proven to Israel in connection with the Promised Land. However, his preferential treatment of Israel and his involvement in violence invokes many questions and much debate. This article investigates two aspects, which do not really receive attention in the debate: on the one hand, human responsibility and guilt, and on the other hand that of God. The findings are: (1 Neither the nations nor Israel can reproach God, for they themselves act violently and exploitingly. They inhabit the earth at the expense of others and of the earth itself. They act obstinately toward the Law

  3. Op weg na ’n Christelikke argeologiese wetenskap

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    1979-03-01

    Full Text Available Argeologie kan omskryf word as die studie van die menslike verlede soos dit op direkte en indirekte wyse weerspieel word in oorblyfsels van kultuurskeppinge en -aktiwiteite. Die veld van ondersoek van argeologie is egter nie slegs beperk tot die verre verlede nie, maar strek in beginsel oor die hele tydsduur van waameembare menslike aktiwiteit. Argeoloe onderskei dikwels hiervolgens tussen prehistoriese, protohistoriese en historiese argeologie. Die sentrale onderskeidende faktor is die aan- of afwesigheid van skrif. ’n Ander sienwyse is dat daar net tussen primêre en sekondêre prehistorie, onderskei moet word.

  4. Ultrastructure of bovine oocytes exposed to Taxol prior to OPS vitrification

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    Morató, Roser; Mogas, Teresa; Maddox-Hyttel, Poul

    2008-01-01

    for calves: (1) a control group fixed immediately after maturation; (2) an OPS group cryopreserved by conventional OPS; (3) a Taxol/CPA group exposed to 1 microM Taxol and cryoprotective agents (CPAs); and (4) a Taxol/OPS group vitrified by OPS including 1 microM Taxol to the vitrification solution. All...... oocytes were processed for light and transmission electron microscopy. The main injuries were observed on the metaphase plate and the spindle. In control oocytes, the metaphase appeared as condensed chromosomes arranged in a well-organized metaphase plate and the spindle showed well organized microtubules...... in both cow and calf oocytes. However, in cow OPS oocytes, the metaphase plate was disorganized into scattered chromosomes or the chromosomes were condensed into a single block of chromatin. In addition, microtubules were not organized as typical spindles. In contrast, cow Taxol/OPS oocytes as well...

  5. Corrugation in the Weakly Interacting Hexagonal-BN/Cu(111) System: Structure Determination by Combining Noncontact Atomic Force Microscopy and X-ray Standing Waves.

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    Schwarz, Martin; Riss, Alexander; Garnica, Manuela; Ducke, Jacob; Deimel, Peter S; Duncan, David A; Thakur, Pardeep Kumar; Lee, Tien-Lin; Seitsonen, Ari Paavo; Barth, Johannes V; Allegretti, Francesco; Auwärter, Willi

    2017-09-26

    Atomically thin hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) layers on metallic supports represent a promising platform for the selective adsorption of atoms, clusters, and molecular nanostructures. Specifically, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) studies revealed an electronic corrugation of h-BN/Cu(111), guiding the self-assembly of molecules and their energy level alignment. A detailed characterization of the h-BN/Cu(111) interface including the spacing between the h-BN sheet and its support-elusive to STM measurements-is crucial to rationalize the interfacial interactions within these systems. To this end, we employ complementary techniques including high-resolution noncontact atomic force microscopy, STM, low-energy electron diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, the X-ray standing wave method, and density functional theory. Our multimethod study yields a comprehensive, quantitative structure determination including the adsorption height and the corrugation of the sp(2) bonded h-BN layer on Cu(111). Based on the atomic contrast in atomic force microscopy measurements, we derive a measurable-hitherto unrecognized-geometric corrugation of the h-BN monolayer. This experimental approach allows us to spatially resolve minute height variations in low-dimensional nanostructures, thus providing a benchmark for theoretical modeling. Regarding potential applications, e.g., as a template or catalytically active support, the recognition of h-BN on Cu(111) as a weakly bonded and moderately corrugated overlayer is highly relevant.

  6. Effect van gekleurde verlichting op technische resultaten en welzijn bij vleeskuikens

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    Rodenburg, T.B.; Harn, van, J.; Middelkoop, van, J.H.

    2004-01-01

    In vleeskuikenstallen kiest men naast TL of gloeilampen tegenwoordig vaak voor gekleurd licht. Er zijn aanwijzingen in de literatuur dat gekleurd licht kan leiden tot betere technische resultaten. De kleur van het licht heeft ook invloed op de activiteit van de dieren en de verdeling van de dieren over de stal. Dit heeft weer invloed op het al dan niet ontstaan van loopproblemen en bevuiling en verwonding van de dieren en daarmee op het welzijn. Gezien de toenemende interesse voor gekleurd li...

  7. Energetics of a Li Atom adsorbed on B/N doped graphene with monovacancy

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    Rani, Babita, E-mail: babitabaghla15@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India); Department of Physics, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002 (India); Jindal, V.K. [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India); Dharamvir, Keya, E-mail: keya@pu.ac.in [Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014 (India)

    2016-08-15

    We use density functional theory (DFT) to study the adsorption properties and diffusion of Li atom across B/N-pyridinic graphene. Regardless of the dopant type, B atoms of B-pyridinic graphene lose electron density. On the other hand, N atoms (p-type dopants) have tendency to gain electron density in N-pyridinic graphene. Higher chemical reactivity and electronic conductivity of B/N-pyridinic graphene are responsible for stronger binding of Li with the substrates as compared to pristine graphene. The binding energy of Li with B/N-pyridinic graphene exceeds the cohesive energy of bulk Li, making it energetically unfavourable for Li to form clusters on these substrates. Li atom gets better adsorbed on N-pyridinic graphene due to an additional p-p hybridization of the orbitals while Li on B-pyridinic prefers the ionic bonding. Also, significant distortion of N-pyridinic graphene upon Li adsorption is a consequence of the change in bonding mechanism between Li atom and the substrate. Our results show that bonding character and hence binding energies between Li and graphene can be tuned with the help of B/N doping of monovacancy defects. Further, the sites for most stable adsorption are different for the two types of doped and defective graphene, leading to greater Li uptake capacity of B-pyridinic graphene near the defect. In addition, B-pyridinic graphene offering lower diffusion barrier, ensures better Li kinetics. Thus, B-pyridinic graphene presents itself as a better anode material for LIBs as compared to N-pyridinic graphene. - Graphical abstract: Adsorption and diffusion of Li atom across the B/N doped monovacancy graphene is studied using ab-initio DFT calculations. Our results show that bonding mechanism and binding of Li with graphene can be tuned with the help of N/B doping of defects. Also, B-pyridinic graphene presents itself as a better anode material for lithium ion batteries as compared to N-pyridinic graphene. Display Omitted - Highlights: • Density

  8. Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Lightweight Concrete Beams Made with Oil Palm Shell (OPS)

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    Teo, Delsye C. L; Mannan, Md. Abdul; Kurian, John V

    2006-01-01

    .... The investigation revealed that the flexural behaviour of reinforced OPS concrete beams was comparable to that of other lightweight concretes and the experimental results compare reasonably well...

  9. Nuclear localization of the dehydrin OpsDHN1 is determined by histidine-rich motif

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    Hernández-Sánchez, Itzell E.; Maruri-López, Israel; Ferrando, Alejandro; Carbonell, Juan; Graether, Steffen P.; Jiménez-Bremont, Juan F.

    2015-01-01

    The cactus OpsDHN1 dehydrin belongs to a large family of disordered and highly hydrophilic proteins known as Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) proteins, which accumulate during the late stages of embryogenesis and in response to abiotic stresses. Herein, we present the in vivo OpsDHN1 subcellular localization by N-terminal GFP translational fusion; our results revealed a cytoplasmic and nuclear localization of the GFP::OpsDHN1 protein in Nicotiana benthamiana epidermal cells. In addition, dimer assembly of OpsDHN1 in planta using a Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) approach was demonstrated. In order to understand the in vivo role of the histidine-rich motif, the OpsDHN1-ΔHis version was produced and assayed for its subcellular localization and dimer capability by GFP fusion and BiFC assays, respectively. We found that deletion of the OpsDHN1 histidine-rich motif restricted its localization to cytoplasm, but did not affect dimer formation. In addition, the deletion of the S-segment in the OpsDHN1 protein affected its nuclear localization. Our data suggest that the deletion of histidine-rich motif and S-segment show similar effects, preventing OpsDHN1 from getting into the nucleus. Based on these results, the histidine-rich motif is proposed as a targeting element for OpsDHN1 nuclear localization. PMID:26442018

  10. Nuclear localization of the dehydrin OpsDHN1 is determined by histidine-rich motif

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    Itzell Euridice Hernández-Sánchez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The cactus OpsDHN1 dehydrin belongs to a large family of disordered and highly hydrophilic proteins known as Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA proteins, which accumulate during the late stages of embryogenesis and in response to abiotic stresses. Herein, we present the in vivo OpsDHN1 subcellular localization by N-terminal GFP translational fusion; our results revealed a cytoplasmic and nuclear localization of the GFP::OpsDHN1 protein in Nicotiana benthamiana epidermal cells. In addition, dimer assembly of OpsDHN1 in planta using a Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC approach was demonstrated. In order to understand the in vivo role of the histidine-rich motif, the OpsDHN1-ΔHis version was produced and assayed for its subcellular localization and dimer capability by GFP fusion and BiFC assays, respectively. We found that deletion of the OpsDHN1 histidine-rich motif restricted its localization to cytoplasm, but did not affect dimer formation. In addition, the deletion of the S-segment in the OpsDHN1 protein affected its nuclear localization. Our data suggest that the deletion of histidine-rich motif and S-segment show similar effects, preventing OpsDHN1 from getting into the nucleus. Based on these results, the histidine rich motif is proposed as a targeting element for OpsDHN1 nuclear localization.

  11. Proposal of a model for sales and operations planning (S&OP maturity evaluation

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    Carolina Belotti Pedroso

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A successful S&OP implementation can bring many benefits to organizations, and after its implementation, the S&OP process can evolve and reach higher levels of maturity. Considering that, only through a measurement system, goals and benefits can be achieved, thus, it is essential to assess S&OP maturity level. Many papers on literature adopt a quantitative perspective on S&OP, but just few of them deal with uncertainty present in S&OP decision-making, such as maturity model assessment process that carries subjectivity and uncertainty. Thus, this study proposes a decision making model based on fuzzy theory to evaluate and to categorize S&OP maturity levels and to suggest strategies to increase S&OP maturity. A pilot application was conducted in two manufacturing organizations that have implemented the S&OP process. The results, according to the performance presented, suggest different actions must be taken in terms of ensuring enablers to S&OP implementation.

  12. Polycultural psychology.

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    Morris, Michael W; Chiu, Chi-yue; Liu, Zhi

    2015-01-03

    We review limitations of the traditional paradigm for cultural research and propose an alternative framework, polyculturalism. Polyculturalism assumes that individuals' relationships to cultures are not categorical but rather are partial and plural; it also assumes that cultural traditions are not independent, sui generis lineages but rather are interacting systems. Individuals take influences from multiple cultures and thereby become conduits through which cultures can affect each other. Past literatures on the influence of multiple cultural identities and cultural knowledge legacies can be better understood within a polyculturalist rubric. Likewise, the concept elucidates how cultures are changed by contact with other cultures, enabling richer psychological theories of intercultural influence. Different scientific paradigms about culture imply different ideologies and policies; polyculturalism's implied policy of interculturalism provides a valuable complement to the traditional policy frames of multiculturalism and colorblindness.

  13. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ANTARCTIC LIVING,

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    POLAR REGIONS, ECOLOGY), (*ADJUSTMENT( PSYCHOLOGY ), POLAR REGIONS), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, ADJUSTMENT( PSYCHOLOGY )), LEADERSHIP, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , EMOTIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCLIMATIZATION, STRESS( PSYCHOLOGY )

  14. CardioOp: an integrated approach to teleteaching in cardiac surgery.

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    Friedl, R; Preisack, M; Schefer, M; Klas, W; Tremper, J; Rose, T; Bay, J; Albers, J; Engels, P; Guilliard, P; Vahl, C F; Hannekum, A

    2000-01-01

    contains the following instructional applications (prototypically implemented): a multimedia textbook on operative techniques, an interactive module for problem based-training, a module for creation and presentation of lectures and a module for patient information. Principles of cognitive psychology and knowledge management have been employed in the program. These instructional applications provide information ranging from basic knowledge at the beginner's level, procedural knowledge for the advanced level to implicit knowledge for the professional level. For media-annotation with meta-data a metainformation system, the CardioOP-Clas has been developed. The prototype focuses on aortocoronary bypass grafting and heart transplantation. The demonstrated system reflects an integrated approach in terms of information technology and teaching by means of multiple re-use and composition of stored media-items to the individual user and the chosen educational setting on different instructional levels.

  15. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Near-IR BN/KL outflow images (Bally+, 2015)

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    Bally, J.; Ginsburg, A.; Silvia, D.; Youngblood, A.

    2015-02-01

    The Gemini Multi-conjugate adaptive optics System (GeMS) at the Gemini South telescope on Cerro Pachon is the first and only sodium-based multi-laser guide star (LGS) adaptive optics system. GeMS works with a LGS constellation of 5-spots: 4 of the LGS spots are at the corners of a 60" square, with the 5-th positioned in the center. The Adaptive Optics (AO) bench called Canopus is mounted on one of the f/16 Cassegrain ports. Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI) is a wide-field 4096 by 4096 pixel (85" by 85" field of view) camera designed to work at the diffraction limit of the 8- meter telescope in the near-infrared. Three 85" diameter fields were observed in OMC1 between 30 December 2012 and 28 February 2013 using GSAOI. Observations of each field were obtained through 1% bandpass narrow-band filters centered on the 1.644um [FeII] and 2.122um H2 emission lines and the broad-band Ks filter. The corrected images have FWHM diameters of 0.080" to 0.10", providing the highest angular resolution images of the BN/KL outflow ever obtained in the near-IR. (2 data files).

  16. Study of the $d(^{7}Be,^{8}B)n$ reaction

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    Powell, C F; Anthony, D W; Davids, B; Fauerbach, M; Mantica, P F; Sherrill, B M; Steiners, M

    1998-01-01

    The (d, n) reaction of /sup 7/Be to form the ground state of /sup 8/B was studied in inverse kinematics using a 25 MeV/nucleon beam of /sup 7/Be nuclei from the A1200 fragment separator at the NSCL. The recoiling /sup 8/B nuclei were observed in a pair of position sensitive detector telescopes at lab angles between 10 and 5.5 degrees (7 degrees to 38 degrees CMS). A large array of neutron detectors was placed at angles ranging from 158 degrees to 104 degrees (35 degrees to 7 degrees CMS) that measured the energy of coincident neutrons by their time-of-flight. The cross section for the d(/sup 7/Be,/sup 8/B)n reaction was determined from both the charged-particle singles and from the neutron coincidence data. In addition to measuring the transfer reaction, the quasi-elastic scattering of /sup 7/Be from deuterium was measured. The cross sections of these reactions are compared with DWBA and coupled- channels calculations. (19 refs).

  17. Structural and electro-optical properties of bilayer graphyne like BN sheet

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    Behzad, Somayeh

    2016-12-01

    The structural, electronic and optical properties of bilayer graphyne like BN sheet (BNyne) with different stacking manners have been explored by the first-principles calculations. The stabilities of α-BNyne bilayers with different stacking manners are compared. The α-BNyne Bilayers have wide band gaps. Compared to the single α-BNyne, the numbers of energy bands are doubled due to the interlayer interactions and the band gap is reduced. The AB-I configuration has a direct band gap while the band gap becomes indirect for AA-II. The calculated ε2 (ω) of bilayer α-BNyne for (Eǁx) is similar to that of the monolayer α-BNyne, except for the small changes of peak positions and increasing of peak intensities. For (Eǁz), the first absorption peak occures at 3.86 eV, and the prominant peak of monolayer at 9.17 eV becomes broadened. These changes are related to the new transitions resulting from the band splitting.

  18. LIBERAL MEASURES AND STRONG POWER. TO THE 190TH BIRTHDAY OF B.N. CHICHERIN

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    Full Text Available Purpose: Identify the general and special in the views of Boris B. Chicherin, as the brightest representative of Russian liberalism at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries on the problem of Russia’s political system, the prospect of the development of civil and political freedoms. Research methodology: when working with the texts analyzed was used the comparative method, system method. The results of the study: The article examines the political and philosophical views of the greatest theoretician of Russian liberalism at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries B.N. Chicherin. The author, noting the breadth of scientific views of the Russian liberal, concentrated on his ideas about Russia’s preferred form of government and the need to reform Russia’s state and legal system. Particular attention is paid to the views of Boris N. Chicherin on the problem of the exercise of individual freedom of a person, his civil and political rights in the conditions of strong state power, building up the legal system of interaction between the state and civil society. The scope of the results: the results can be applied in scientific politological and social-philosophical studies, and in the course of teaching of social and Humanities disciplines.

  19. 1D ferromagnetic edge contacts to 2D graphene/h-BN heterostructures

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    Karpiak, Bogdan; Dankert, André; Cummings, Aron W.; Power, Stephen R.; Roche, Stephan; Dash, Saroj P.

    2018-03-01

    We report the fabrication of one-dimensional (1D) ferromagnetic edge contacts to two-dimensional (2D) graphene/h-BN heterostructures. While aiming to study spin injection/detection with 1D edge contacts, a spurious magnetoresistance signal was observed, which is found to originate from the local Hall effect in graphene due to fringe fields from ferromagnetic edge contacts and in the presence of charge current spreading in the nonlocal measurement configuration. Such behavior has been confirmed by the absence of a Hanle signal and gate-dependent magnetoresistance measurements that reveal a change in sign of the signal for the electron- and hole-doped regimes, which is in contrast to the expected behavior of the spin signal. Calculations show that the contact-induced fringe fields are typically on the order of hundreds of mT, but can be reduced below 100 mT with careful optimization of the contact geometry. There may be an additional contribution from magnetoresistance effects due to tunneling anisotropy in the contacts, which needs further investigation. These studies are useful for optimization of spin injection and detection in 2D material heterostructures through 1D edge contacts.

  20. Exploring dissociative water adsorption on isoelectronically BN doped graphene using alchemical derivatives

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    Al-Hamdani, Yasmine S.; Michaelides, Angelos; von Lilienfeld, O. Anatole

    2017-10-01

    The design and production of novel 2-dimensional materials have seen great progress in the last decade, prompting further exploration of the chemistry of such materials. Doping and hydrogenating graphene are an experimentally realised method of changing its surface chemistry, but there is still a great deal to be understood on how doping impacts on the adsorption of molecules. Developing this understanding is key to unlocking the potential applications of these materials. High throughput screening methods can provide particularly effective ways to explore vast chemical compositions of materials. Here, alchemical derivatives are used as a method to screen the dissociative adsorption energy of water molecules on various BN doped topologies of hydrogenated graphene. The predictions from alchemical derivatives are assessed by comparison to density functional theory. This screening method is found to predict dissociative adsorption energies that span a range of more than 2 eV, with a mean absolute error water is reduced by almost an order of magnitude (down to ˜0.02 eV) after filtering out poor predictions. The findings point the way towards a reliable use of first order alchemical derivatives for efficient screening procedures.

  1. First-principles calculations and model analysis of plasmon excitations in graphene and graphene/hBN heterostructure

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    Li, Pengfei; Ren, Xinguo; He, Lixin

    2017-10-01

    Plasmon excitations in free-standing graphene and graphene/hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) heterostructure are studied using linear-response time-dependent density functional theory within the random phase approximation. Within a single theoretical framework, we examine both the plasmon dispersion behavior and lifetime (linewidth) of Dirac and π plasmons on an equal footing. Particular attention is paid to the influence of the hBN substrate and the anisotropic effect. Furthermore, a model-based analysis indicates that the correct dispersion behavior of π plasmons should be ωπ(q ) =√{Eg2+β ql} for small q 's, where Eg is the band gap at the M point in the Brillouin zone, and β is a fitting parameter. This model is radically different from previous proposals, but in good agreement with our calculated results from first principles.

  2. Interventieteams: werken op het snijvlak van rechtstaat en maatschappelijke urgentie

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    Jacqueline de Savornin Lohman

    2009-06-01

    teams efficiënt, maar de inzet ervan is strijdig met een juridisch perspectief. Met succes klaagden burgers in de rechtszaal en bij de Ombudsman over de inzet van deze interventieteams, zich beroepend op het feit dat hun privacy door het opdringerige handelen van deze teams wordt geschonden. Als reactie hierop is door de rechter bepaald dat elk teamlid zich moet kunnen identificeren en de reden voor zijn bezoek moet kunnen toelichten. In de praktijk staat deze formele eis een efficiënte probleemoplossing in de weg. De auteur oppert dan ook de mogelijkheid van de contextgericht gezichtspunt. Het concept “dynamische legitimiteit” is bruikbaar om deze benadering een normatieve basis te geven. Dit omvat het perspectief van de bewoner, van wie de privacy op het spel staat. Onderzoek naar best practices bevestigt dat teams die dicht bij “de voordeur” werken een voorwaarde zijn voor succesvolle interventies, mits zij gebaseerd zijn op een stevig fundament van gerechtelijke principes en fatsoensnormen.

  3. Die probleem van hoere ongeletterheid: is skryfonderrig op skool aandadig?

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    Ria Smuts

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Die verskynsel dat universiteitstudente nie in staat is om te voldoen aan dosente se eise ten opsigte van hul taalbeheer nie, het aanleiding gegee tot 'n studie wat onder Afrikaanssprekende eerstejaarstudente ondemeem is. Die eksperimentele groep is saamgestel uit studente uit die geesteswetenskappe, wat Afrikaans as vak volg, en studente uit die natuurwetenskappe en handelswetenskappe, wat nie 'n taal as vereiste vak hoef te volg nie. Hulle reaksie op hul ervaring van stelonderrig op skool en hul ervaring van die eise wat aan die universiteit gestel_word t.o. v. hul taalvermoe is ondersoek Op grand daarvan is onder andere bevind dat studente wat probleme het om te voldoen aan die eise van akademiese diskoers geen skoling gekry het in die hantering van eksposisionele teks nie. Die studie toon die noodsaaklikheid om die huidige eksamenstelsel te herstruktureer. Leerlinge gee voorkeur aan sekere tipes opstelle, afhangend van hul geslag en studierigting. Die eksamenstelsel stet leerlinge in staat om sekere opsteltipes konsekwent te ontduik - juis die tipes wat hulle sou toerus vir die idse van die universiteit. The phenomenon that university students fail to comply with the demands of their lecturers as regards their level of linguistic competency, has led to a study which was conducted among Afrikaans speaking first year university students. The experimental group consisted of students from the faculties of human sciences, who were studying Afrikaans at university level, as well as students from the natural and commercial sciences, who were not taking any Afrikaans course. Their reaction to the writing instruction they had received in school, as well as their experience of writing problems posed by academic· discourse, was examined. The results show that students who find it difficult to cope with the demands of academic writing, have usually not received any training in expository writing. The study underlines the need for restructuring the

  4. Impact of diet on ozone-induced pulmonary and systemic effects in female Brown Norway (BN) rats

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    Impact of diet on ozone-induced pulmonary and systemic effects in female Brown Norway (BN) ratsV.L. Bass1, M.C. Schladweiler2, S. Snow5, C.J. Gordon4, K.A. Jarema4, P. Phillips4, A.D. Ledbetter2, D.B. Miller3, J.E. Richards2, U.P. Kodavanti2. 1. SPH, UNC, Chapel Hill2. EPHD, NHE...

  5. Structure investigation of BN films grown by ion-beam-assisted deposition by means of polarised IR and Raman spectroscopy

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    Ben el Mekki, M.; Djouadi, M.A.; Guiot, E.; Mortet, V. [ENSAM, Cluny (France). Lab. Bourguignon des Materiaux et Procedes; Pascallon, J.; Stambouli, V.; Bouchier, D. [Institut d' Electronique Fondamentale, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay (France); Mestres, N. [Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), E-08193, Bellaterra (Spain); Nouet, G. [LERMAT, ISMRA, Caen (France)

    1999-09-01

    We present an optical investigation, by means of polarised infrared (IR) spectroscopy and Raman scattering, of the microstructure and crystallinity of mixed films of hexagonal and cubic boron nitride (h-BN and c-BN, respectively). The films were deposited on an unheated silicon substrate by the ion-beam-assisted deposition method (IBAD) at low energy (400-500 eV). The deposition temperature, due to the ion bombardment, was in the range 200-250 C at the end of the deposition process. Different film types were grown on a silicon substrate of dimensions 75 mm x 15 mm by changing the ion (nitrogen+argon) to atom (thermal boron) arrival ratio, {phi}{sub ion}/{phi}{sub B}, in the range 0.69-3. Polarised IR reflectivity (PIRR) spectra were acquired at different positions on the BN film (different arrival ratios {phi}{sub ion}/{phi}{sub B}) and show an important upwards shift of transverse optical (TO) and longitudinal optical (LO) phonons of the twofold degenerated mode E{sub 1u} of the sp{sup 2} phase at the transition zone from sp{sup 2} to sp{sup 3} phases. Several processes can shift the IR phonon peaks, including the degree of crystallinity, film thickness, film stoichiometry and intrinsic stress. The micro-Raman results and the full-width at half-maximum values of TO phonons of the E{sub 1u} mode show that the BN film has a similar crystallinity in all regions. The effect of the film thickness was shown by using a microstructure-dependent model for the IR anisotropic effective dielectric function of thin films. (orig.)

  6. The Dialectic Psychology perspectives

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    Oliveros M., Ricardo; Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú

    2014-01-01

    The present paper exposes the dialectic psychology perspectives in the twentieth first century Peru. We ponder about the dialectics psychology denomination, connecting them to other denominations used in the materialist psychology trend. We analyze the relations between dialectics psychology and social neuroscience, delimiting both the psychological sciences field and the neuroscience field. We develop issues from the emancipator project of dialectics psychology, precising personal developmen...

  7. Tailoring the electronic properties of a Z-shaped graphene field effect transistor via B/N doping

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    Gupta, Mohit; Gaur, Nitesh; Kumar, Puneet; Singh, Sangeeta [Nanoelectronics and VLSI Lab., Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur 482005 (India); Jaiswal, Neeraj K., E-mail: neeraj@iiitdmj.ac.in [Discipline of Physics, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur 482005 (India); Kondekar, P.N. [Nanoelectronics and VLSI Lab., Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur 482005 (India)

    2015-03-20

    We performed first-principles calculations to reveal a viable way for tailoring the electronic properties of Z-shaped double gate graphene field effect transistor (Z-GFET). We used B/N impurities in channel region of Z-GFET. It is revealed that doping of channel region by B/N has a significant effect on its band gap which is directly reflected in the corresponding current–voltage characteristics. A semiconducting to metallic transition is also observed in selected configurations. For B–N co-doping (config. W), direct band gap of 1.84 eV is obtained which is 20% lower than that of pristine channel. Present results are useful for future electronic devices. - Highlights: • Doping of B/N can be used to tailor the electronic properties of graphene based FET. • The band structure is sensitive to doping site as well as doping concentration. • B–N co-doped channel exhibits 20% lower band gap than that of pristine channel. • Configurations with N doped channel show highest current amongst others.

  8. Reversible Hydrogen Uptake by BN and BC3 Monolayers Functionalized with Small Fe Clusters: A Route to Effective Energy Storage.

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    Hussain, Tanveer; Searles, Debra J; Takahashi, Keisuke

    2016-03-31

    In an effort to design new functionalized nanostructures for clean energy storage, DFT calculations of Fen (n = 1-3) clusters on BC3 and BN monolayers are performed. The stability of the systems was considered by calculating the binding energies of the monolayers with Fen clusters on one or both sides. All the clusters bound strongly to both the monolayers and transferred electron density to the sheets. The cationic Fe clusters were then able to adsorb multiple H2 molecules through electrostatic and van der Waals interactions. The average adsorption energies per H2 in the case of maximum coverage were calculated to be -0.389 and -0.358 eV for systems with one Fe on both sides of BC3 and BN monolayers, respectively. In these cases four H2 molecules were adsorbed to the Fe atoms on both sides of the monolayer. These adsorption energies are such that there is potential for adsorption/desorption at ambient conditions. The results provide insights into an efficient and reversible storage of H2 by using Fen-functionalized BC3 and BN monolayers.

  9. Bimetallic two-dimensional PtAg coverage on h-BN substrate: First-principles calculations

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    Ersan, F. [Department of Physics, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın 09100 (Turkey); Gökoğlu, G. [Department of Physics, Karabük University, Karabük 78050 (Turkey); Aktürk, E., E-mail: ethem.akturk@adu.edu.tr [Department of Physics, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın 09100 (Turkey)

    2014-06-01

    This paper presents a study on the coverage of PtAg layer on h-BN 2D system using plane-wave pseudopotential method within density functional theory. There emerge interesting electronic and magnetic properties by the coverage of PtAg on h-BN. FM (ferromagnetic) and AFM (antiferromagnetic) states are considered for PtAg. As the most stable configuration, Pt atom is bound to the top site of N and Ag is adsorbed to hollow site in the (2 × 2) coverage with a binding energy about −1.013 eV. While bare h-BN is nonmagnetic semiconductor with a band gap of 4.58 eV, the band gap becomes 0.18 eV with an AFM semiconductor ground state upon coverage of PtAg adlayer. The electronic structure calculations reveal that the electronic band gap of the composite system is controlled by d-states of Pt atom. The material can have possible applications in spintronics and in catalysis with decreased and engineered band gap.

  10. Stability and electronic properties of hybrid SnO bilayers: SnO/graphene and SnO/BN

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    Guo, Qing; Wang, Gaoxue; Kumar, Ashok; Pandey, Ravindra

    2017-11-01

    Van der Waals structures based on two-dimensional materials have been considered as promising structures for novel nanoscale electronic devices. Two-dimensional SnO films which display intrinsic p-type semiconducting properties were fabricated recently. In this paper, we consider vertically stacked heterostructures consisting of a SnO monolayer with graphene or a BN monolayer to investigate their stability, electronic and transport properties using density functional theory. The calculated results find that the properties of the constituent monolayers are retained in these SnO-based heterostructures, and a p-type Schottky barrier is formed in the SnO/graphene heterostructure. Additionally, the Schottky barrier can be effectively controlled with an external electric field, which is useful characteristic for the van der Waals heterostructure-based electronic devices. In the SnO/BN heterostructure, the electronic properties of SnO are least affected by the insulating monolayer suggesting that the BN monolayer would be an ideal substrate for SnO-based nanoscale devices.

  11. Microstructure and Tensile Properties of BN/SiC Coated Hi-Nicalon, and Sylramic SiC Fiber Preforms

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    Bhatt, Ramakrishna T.; Chen, Yuan L.; Morscher, Gregory N.

    2001-01-01

    Batch to batch and within batch variations, and the influence of fiber architecture on room temperature physical and tensile properties of BN/SiC coated Hi-Nicalon and Sylramic SiC fiber preform specimens were determined. The three fiber architectures studied were plain weave (PW), 5-harness satin (5HS) and 8-harness satin (8HS) Results indicate that the physical properties vary up to 10 percent within a batch, and up to 20 percent between batches of preforms. Load-reload (Hysteresis) and acoustic emission methods were used to analyze damage accumulation occurring during tensile loading. Early acoustic emission activity, before observable hysteretic behavior, indicates that the damage starts with the formation of nonbridged tunnel cracks. These cracks then propagate and intersect the load bearing "0" fibers giving rise to hysteretic behavior, For the Hi-Nicalon preform specimens, the onset of "0" bundle cracking stress and strain appeared to be independent of the fiber architecture. Also, the "0" fiber bundle cracking strain remained nearly the same for the preform specimens of both fiber types. Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) analysis indicates that the Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) Boron Nitride (BN) interface coating is mostly amorphous and contains carbon and oxygen impurities, and the CVI SiC coating is crystalline. No reaction exists between the CVI BN and SiC coating.

  12. Psychology Ethics in Introductory Psychology Textbooks

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    Zucchero, Renee' A.

    2011-01-01

    Previous research revealed that introductory psychology textbooks included limited information about psychology ethics. This study reviewed 48 current introductory psychology textbooks for research and other APA ethics content. These textbooks included slightly more total ethics content and were more thorough in their review of research ethics…

  13. Quick Maintenance for High Voltage Equipment with the New Not Toxic Boron Nitride Powder (BN100) Superior Thermal Conductive and Lightweight Filler

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    Boer, Fabrizio

    2005-01-01

    .... The BN100 superior thermal conductive and lightweight filler technology is a new filler technology, that not only lets Users a full access for maintenance because cure-free being compounded by loose...

  14. Psychology's Renaissance.

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    Nelson, Leif D; Simmons, Joseph; Simonsohn, Uri

    2018-01-04

    In 2010-2012, a few largely coincidental events led experimental psychologists to realize that their approach to collecting, analyzing, and reporting data made it too easy to publish false-positive findings. This sparked a period of methodological reflection that we review here and call Psychology's Renaissance. We begin by describing how psychologists' concerns with publication bias shifted from worrying about file-drawered studies to worrying about p-hacked analyses. We then review the methodological changes that psychologists have proposed and, in some cases, embraced. In describing how the renaissance has unfolded, we attempt to describe different points of view fairly but not neutrally, so as to identify the most promising paths forward. In so doing, we champion disclosure and preregistration, express skepticism about most statistical solutions to publication bias, take positions on the analysis and interpretation of replication failures, and contend that meta-analytical thinking increases the prevalence of false positives. Our general thesis is that the scientific practices of experimental psychologists have improved dramatically.

  15. Evolutionary developmental psychology

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    King, Ashley C; Bjorklund, David F

    2010-01-01

    The field of evolutionary developmental psychology can potentially broaden the horizons of mainstream evolutionary psychology by combining the principles of Darwinian evolution by natural selection...

  16. Beethoven, Ludwig van: Concerto pour violon op. 61 / Jean-Michel Molkhou

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    Molkhou, Jean-Michel

    1997-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Beethoven, Ludwig van: Concerto pour violon op. 61 (cadence Schnittke). Les 2 Romances op. 40 et 50. Orchestre Symphonique National d'Estonie, Arvo Volmer" Globe GLO 5155, distribution Talis (CD:153F). 1996. TT:1h 01'56"

  17. 75 FR 16874 - Market Test of “Samples Co-Op Box” Experimental Product

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    2010-04-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office POSTAL SERVICE Market Test of ``Samples Co-Op Box'' Experimental Product AGENCY: Postal Service TM . ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY...) that it will begin a market test of its ``Samples Co-Op Box'' experimental product on May 1, 2010. The...

  18. 75 FR 17918 - Advisory Board to the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program

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    2010-04-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Advisory Board to the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program AGENCY: Government... and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Program, and provides for an Advisory Board to the program. The Patient...

  19. ODIN: Observational Data Interactive Navigation, an interactive map of all CO-OPS active stations

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The CO-OPS Station Map has many features designed to provide a quick and easy way to find a CO-OPS station, and to view real-time observations as well as plot the...

  20. Data of evolutionary structure change: 1DICA-1OP8F [Confc[Archive

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  3. Bijblijven op je vakgebied nieuwe stijl! : Awareness tools voor e-journals

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    Bijker, Alie; van den Brekel, Guus

    2013-01-01

    "Ik probeer regelmatig een aantal favoriete tijdschriften via email alerts te lezen, maar blijf het omslachtig vinden en mijn mailbox raakt maar voller en voller!" "Ik vind het lastig om op mijn tablet of via de email vanaf thuis toegang te krijgen tot de full text van artikelen" Hoe blijf je op de

  4. Monitoring natuurdoelen rivierengebied; kwetsbaarheid en kansrijkdom van natuurdoelen op verontreinigde bodems

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    Faber, J.H.; Leemkule, van de M.A.; Ruiter, de H.R.G.

    2004-01-01

    Bij herinrichtingsprojecten ten behoeve van natuurontwikkeling is er een grote vraag naar inzicht in geschikte monitoringsparameters. Voor natuurdoelen op de natte en droge delen langs de rivieren in Nederland werd in het kader van het SKB-project `Kwetsbaarheid en kansrijkdom van natuurdoelen op

  5. Advies Kennissysteem Natura 2000 : een centrale bibliotheek voor dosis-effectinformatie gebaseerd op zoekacties

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    Broekmeyer, M.E.A.; Dirksen, J.; Apeldoorn, van R.C.; Veen, van der M.

    2008-01-01

    Dit document bevat een advies over het opzetten van een kennissysteem toegespitst op een centraal informatiesysteem over dosis-effect informatie. Een dergelijk systeem moet kennis over ontsluiten voor vergunnigsverleners en de opstellers van beheerplannen. Het advies is gebaseerd op een aantal

  6. Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony N2 (Symphonic Suite), Op. 9 / John Warrack

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    Warrack, John

    1990-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony N2 (Symphonic Suite), Op. 9, "Antar" Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op.36. Philharmonia Orchestra, Evgeni Svetlanov" Hyperion KA 66399. CDA 66399. Teise sümfoonia esitust võrreldud Neeme Järvi plaadistusega

  7. Die ekonomiese impak van belasting op mynwater in Suid-Afrika

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    Jacolien Steyn

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Waterbesoedeling deur myne is ’n groot probleem in Suid-Afrika. Hierdie studie ondersoek die bydrae wat ’n bykomende belasting op die mynwese kan lewer. In die verlede is aandag aan die stygende vraag na waterhulpbronne deur middel van aanbodkantmeganismes gegee. Myne is die grootste besoedelaar van drinkwater in Suid-Afrika en die vraag is of dit steeds die aangewese manier is om die probleem te probeer oplos. Hierdie studie stel voor dat die owerheid eerder ’n bykomende belasting op myne behoort te hef en ondersoek dan wat die uitwerking daarvan op die vraag na water sal wees, sowel as op besoedeling, en watter effek dit op die land se ekonomie, die onderskeie nywerheidsektore en verbruikers sal hê, en in besonder op die heel armes van die bevolking. Dié navorsing het gevorderde ekonomies algemene ewewigsmodellering gebruik om die probleem empiries te ondersoek. Die resultate van die model is beduidend vir die scenario’s wat bestudeer is, beide op die kort en die lang termyn. Daar is bevind dat ’n bykomende belastingheffing op die verbruik van water deur myne wel die gewenste resultate sal lewer, met min negatiewe gevolge vir die bedryf en die land as geheel.

  8. Validation of the OpCost logging cost model using contractor surveys

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    Conor K. Bell; Robert F. Keefe; Jeremy S. Fried

    2017-01-01

    OpCost is a harvest and fuel treatment operations cost model developed to function as both a standalone tool and an integrated component of the Bioregional Inventory Originated Simulation Under Management (BioSum) analytical framework for landscape-level analysis of forest management alternatives. OpCost is an updated implementation of the Fuel Reduction Cost Simulator...

  9. IT Software Development and IT Operations Strategic Alignment: An Agile DevOps Model

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    Hart, Michael

    2017-01-01

    Information Technology (IT) departments that include development and operations are essential to develop software that meet customer needs. DevOps is a term originally constructed from software development and IT operations. DevOps includes the collaboration of all stakeholders such as software engineers and systems administrators involved in the…

  10. Biologische bestrijding van de Boisduval schildluis Diaspis boisduvalii op Cymbidium : kasproef 2002

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    Boertjes, B.C.

    2003-01-01

    Uit eerder onderzoek op kleine schaal, in insectenkooien, in 2001 is bekend dat de roofkever Rhyzobius lophanthae en de sluipwesp Aphytis lignanensis een significante bestrijding van de schildluis Diaspis boisduvalii op cymbidium kunnen geven. Er werden toen geen nakomelingen van de roofkever

  11. Brahms J. Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Schoenberg) / Jonathan Swain

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    Swain, Jonathan

    1991-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Brahms J. Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Schoenberg). Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24 (orch, Rubbra). London Symphony Orchestra /Neeme Järvi" Chandos ABTD 1450; CD CHAN 8825 (71 minutes)

  12. Freedom Food : op de bres voor het welzijn van landbouwhuisdieren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk

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    Waller, B.; Heijden, van der P.G.M.

    2009-01-01

    Op 11 december 2008 gaf Bob Waller tijdens de NGVA thema-avond een presentatie met als titel "Fork naar Farm; Maatschappelijke visies op aquacultuur". Freedom Food is een organisatie die tot doel heeft het welzijnprogramma van het Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - (RSPCA), de

  13. Wifi-tracking in de winkel(straat): inbreuk op de privacy?

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    Bosch, B.F.E.; van Eijk, N.A.N.M.

    2016-01-01

    Tegenwoordig wordt de consument op steeds grotere schaal gevolgd via de wifi-signalen die smartphones uitzenden. Inzicht in hoe consumenten zich gedragen in een winkel levert commerciële voordelen op voor de winkeliers, maar ook risico's voor de persoonlijke levenssfeer. Onder de Wet bescherming

  14. Die toepassing van die K3-model op die televisieteks Colour TV

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    Die uitsaaier het ook geen klagtes van kykers ontvang oor die gebruik van die woord chlora nie. Inteendeel, op die sosiale netwerke Facebook en Twitter het kykers die gebruik van die woord verwelkom. Op Facebook skryf ʼn kyker (Howard 2011) die dag ná die eerste episode uitgesaai is: “Lol. Wow! Its amazing 2c how all ...

  15. De invloed van een wisselende temperatuur op de kwaliteit van vleestomaten, verpakt in eenmalig houten fust

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    Sonneveld - van Buchem, H.

    1985-01-01

    Na opslag gedurende 10 dagen bij continu 12, continu 16, continu 20 en afwisselend 1 dag 12 en 1 dag 20 graden Celsius, werd de invloed van condens op de kwaliteit van vleestomaten bepaald in de vorm van het percentage rot, percentage slap en percentage schimmel op de kroontjes

  16. Calamiteitenbestrijding op de binnenvaart : verkennende studie naar de stand van zaken

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    Rosmuller, N.; Thijssen, C.; Vliet, V. van

    2012-01-01

    Hoewel de binnenvaart bekend staat als een veilige transportsector, heeft het Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn‐ & Binnenvaart (CBRB) in 2011 op een symposium van het Platform Transportveiligheid zijn zorgen geuit over de kwaliteit van de calamiteitenbestrijding op het water. Volgens het CBRB heeft het

  17. Alfven, Hugo. Die drei Schwedischen Rhapsodien op. 19, 24 und 47 / Andreas Meyer

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    Meyer, Andreas

    1995-01-01

    Uuest heliplaadist "Alfven, Hugo. Die drei Schwedischen Rhapsodien op. 19, 24 und 47, En skärgardssägen op. 20, Suite aus Der Berkönig. Königliche Stockholmer Philharmoniker, Neeme Järvi". AD: 1987-1992. BIS?Disco-Center CD 725 (WD: 77'00")

  18. Koeling van bloemkool en broccoli op de veiling "De Tuinbouw" te Grootebroek

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    Damen, P.M.M.; Hendriks, A.G.M.

    1980-01-01

    In een proef op de veiling "De Tuinbouw" in Grootebroek is zowel bloemkool als broccoli opgeslagen gedurende respectievelijk een en drie dagen bij 2 graden C en 95% r.v. Na koeling zijn de kolen geplaatst in een donkere ruimte met een temperatuur van 18 graden C en een r.v. van 90%. Beoordeeld is op

  19. Onderzoek en transitie : verslag en conclusies naar aanleiding van een workshop op 15 februari 2002

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    Bos, B.; Wolleswinkel, A.

    2002-01-01

    Op vrijdag 15 februari 2002 vond de workshop Onderzoek en Transitie plaats in Wageningen. Deze workshop was bedoeld als methodische ondersteuning voor onderzoekers die betrokken zijn bij het Programma ‘Nieuwe Veehouderijsystemen’, een door LNV gefinancierd onderzoekprogramma dat tot doel heeft op

  20. The Evolution of Interfacial Sliding Stresses During Cyclic Push-in Testing of C- and BN-Coated Hi-Nicalon Fiber-Reinforced CMCs

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    Eldridge, J. I.; Bansal, N. P.; Bhatt, R. T.

    1998-01-01

    Interfacial debond cracks and fiber/matrix sliding stresses in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) can evolve under cyclic fatigue conditions as well as with changes in the environment, strongly affecting the crack growth behavior, and therefore, the useful service lifetime of the composite. In this study, room temperature cyclic fiber push-in testing was applied to monitor the evolution of frictional sliding stresses and fiber sliding distances with continued cycling in both C- and BN-coated Hi-Nicalon SiC fiber-reinforced CMCs. A SiC matrix composite reinforced with C-coated Hi-Nical on fibers as well as barium strontium aluminosilicate (BSAS) matrix composites reinforced with BN-coated (four different deposition processes compared) Hi-Nicalon fibers were examined. For failure at a C interface, test results indicated progressive increases in fiber sliding distances during cycling in room air but not in nitrogen. These results suggest the presence of moisture will promote crack growth when interfacial failure occurs at a C interface. While short-term testing environmental effects were not apparent for failure at the BN interfaces, long-term exposure of partially debonded BN-coated fibers to humid air resulted in large increases in fiber sliding distances and decreases in interfacial sliding stresses for all the BN coatings, presumably due to moisture attack. A wide variation was observed in debond and frictional sliding stresses among the different BN coatings.