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  1. Efeitos agudos no desempenho do salto vertical após o agachamento com banda elástica de joelho

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    Gomes, Willy Andrade; Silva, Josinaldo Jarbas da; Soares, Enrico Gori; Serpa, Erica Paes; Corrêa, Daniel Alves; Vilela Junior, Guanis de Barros; Lopes, Charles Ricardo; Marchetti, Paulo Henrique

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: A banda elástica pode afetar o desempenho durante exercícios de alta intensidade, reduzindo a ativação muscular, o que pode influenciar o efeito de potencialização pós-ativação, que depende de alta intensidade para o exercício subsequente que visa potência. Objetivo: Verificar os efeitos agudos no desempenho do salto com contramovimento (SCM) após o agachamento em alta intensidade com e sem o uso da banda elástica de joelhos em sujeitos treinados em força.MÉTODOS: Participaram do ...

  2. Efeitos agudos no desempenho do salto vertical após o agachamento com banda elástica de joelho

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    Willy Andrade Gomes

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A banda elástica pode afetar o desempenho durante exercícios de alta intensidade, reduzindo a ativação muscular, o que pode influenciar o efeito de potencialização pós-ativação, que depende de alta intensidade para o exercício subsequente que visa potência. Objetivo: Verificar os efeitos agudos no desempenho do salto com contramovimento (SCM após o agachamento em alta intensidade com e sem o uso da banda elástica de joelhos em sujeitos treinados em força.MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 14 homens (idade: 24 ± 4 anos, estatura: 176 ± 6 cm, massa corporal: 81 ± 11 kg, 1RM: 107 ± 30 kgf, treinados em força (>3 anos. Foram realizados três SCM antes e após três meio-agachamentos a 90% de 1RM nas condições com e sem a banda elástica de joelhos. Durante o SCM foram avaliados ativação muscular (IEMG do vasto lateral (VL, glúteo máximo (GM, tempo de salto (TS e impulso (IMP por meio da força vertical de reação do solo (FRSv.RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que para o TS foi verificada diferença significante entre as condições pós-meio-agachamento (com e sem banda (P= 0,044, TE = 1,02, sendo que os maiores valores foram observados para a condição sem banda. Para a IEMG de VL foi verificada diferença significante entre as condições pré e pós o meio-agachamento (com banda (P= 0,029, TE = 1,68, sendo que os maiores valores foram observados para a IEMG com banda. Para a IEMG de GM e para o IMP não foram verificadas diferenças significantes entre as condições.CONCLUSÃO: Após a utilização da banda elástica de joelhos durante o exercício agachamento, ocorreu uma redução na participação do vasto lateral durante o salto com contramovimento, afetando o tempo de contato, mas não a produção de impulso, e consequente desempenho.

  3. Respostas neuromusculares dos membros inferiores durante protocolo intermitente de saltos verticais em voleibolistas Neuromuscular responses of the lower limb muscles during vertical jumping in volleyball athletes

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    Caroline Tosini Felicissimo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o desempenho e as respostas eletromiográficas dos músculos Reto Femoral, Bíceps Femoral e Gastrocnêmio Medial durante protocolo de saltos verticais. Participaram 13 voleibolistas do sexo feminino (15,6 ± 0,9 anos. Inicialmente foi realizado um protocolo de potência máxima (três saltos máximos, seguido do protocolo de resistência de saltos (ciclos de três saltos máximos em aproximadamente 10 segundos (s - um salto a cada três s, com recuperação de 15 s. O tempo de duração do protocolo de resistência foi de 20 minutos. Foi usada a técnica do salto com contramovimento sem ajuda dos braços, sobre tapete de contato. Para tratamento dos dados os saltos foram divididos em quatro períodos com 12 ciclos cada um. Os resultados mostraram queda na altura dos saltos de aproximadamente 1,3cm entre os períodos de 1 a 4, sendo que, essa queda foi mais significativa nos 3º e 4º períodos em comparação ao 1º e 2º. Entretanto, com relação às variáveis RMS e FM, não ocorreu alteração nas respostas eletromiográficas entre músculos e períodos. Concluiu-se, assim, que a fadiga pode depender de variáveis psicofisiológicas, ao nível do SNC, que também influem no desempenho.The purpose of this study was to analyze the performance and the electromyographic responses of the muscles Rectus Femoris, Biceps Femoris and Gastrocnemius Medialis during vertical jumping protocol. Participated 13 female volleyball players (15,6 ± 0,9 years. Initially was performed a protocol of maximum power (three maximum jumps, followed by resistance jumps protocol (cycles of three maximum jumps in about 10 seconds (s - one jump every three s, with recovery of 15s. The duration of resistance protocol was 20 minutes. Technique used was countermovement jump without the aid of arms on a mat of contact. The data collected during the jumps were divided into four periods containing 12 cycles each. The results showed a

  4. Salto de Vinon, Francia

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    Vié, G.

    1966-05-01

    Full Text Available The hydroelectric exploitation of the Verdon stream, which is the most important of those flowing into the Durance river, is achieved by means of the Vinon Dam, and other dams. The combined water supply from the Greoux dam and the Vinon dam provide a controlled flow for the Provence canal, which is fed through the Maurras gallery. In this Alpine zone a general study is being conducted at present to coordinate in the best possible manner the use of the torrential water, available in the various valleys, both for irrigation and power producing purposes. The most important aspects of the Vinon project are the drilling of the very long galleries. This work has been done with very modem equipment of high efficiency. The author describes this in detail. The Vinon power plant is partly underground, and has a central cylindrical section, of 19 m diameter. This power station has a Francis unit, of 27.800 kw, operated by a water supply of 40 m3/sec under a hydrostatic head of 78 m.El aprovechamiento hidroeléctrico del arroyo Verdón, afluente más importante del río Durance, se realiza por medio del salto de Vinon. Las aguas combinadas de la restitución y embalse de Gréoux suministrarán un caudal regulado al canal de Provenza, para lo cual se aprovechará la galería de Maurras. Esta zona alpina es objeto, actualmente, de un estudio general que coordinará las aguas torrenciales de las distintas cuencas afectadas para un mejor aprovechamiento, tanto hidroeléctrico como para riegos, además de asegurar una regulación de caudales. Los trabajos más importantes del salto de Vinon se centran en la perforación de galerías de gran longitud, trabajo que se ha realizado con material moderno de gran rendimiento que el autor describe. La central de Vinon, semiexterior, presenta en su núcleo central una forma cilíndrica de 19 m de diámetro. Esta central se ha equipado con un grupo Francis de 27.800 kW de potencia, dispone de un salto hidrostático de 78

  5. Confiabilidade do teste de salto vertical com 4 séries de 15 segundos Fiabilidad de la prueba de salto vertical con 4 serie de 15 segundos Reliability of the four series 15-second vertical jumping test

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    Jefferson Eduardo Hespanhol

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a confiabilidade do teste e reteste do teste salto vertical com quatro séries de 15 segundos (TSVI. MÉTODO: Dezoito atletas do sexo masculino, divididos em 11 handebolistas (25,74 ± 4,71 anos; 85,84 ± 7,63kg; 182,14 ± 3,46cm e sete basquetebolistas (18,60 ± 0,77 anos; 83,32 ± 10,02kg; 188,14 ± 5,76cm foram os voluntários desse estudo. As variáveis estudadas para o teste e reteste foram o pico de potência (PP, potência média (PM, índice de fadiga (IF. Os desempenhos dessas variáveis foram mensurados através do teste de salto vertical com quatro séries de 15 segundos com 10 segundos de recuperação entre as séries. O tratamento estatístico foi realizado através da técnica descritiva e do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse (CCI. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram um alto CCI nas medidas repetidas em dias diferentes para todas as variáveis: PP (R = 0,992; p = 0,0360; PM (R = 0,993; p = 0,0107 e IF (R = 0,981; p = 0,0556; além disso, indicaram altos coeficientes de correlações entre teste e reteste para os indicadores de qualidade nas medidas da técnica de salto vertical com contramovimento sem auxílio dos membros superiores (CMJ (R = 0,991; p = 0,0800, nos números de saltos em um trabalho de 15 e 60 segundos (NSV15s, R = 0,936; p = 0,0062 e NSV60s, R = 0,978; p = 0,0139 e na altura saltada, em um trabalho de 15 e 60 segundos (SV15s, R = 0,993; p = 0,0467; e SV60s, R = 0,988; p = 0,0014. CONCLUSÃO: A análise dos dados aponta para a existência de uma medida confiável do TSVI na estimativa da resistência de força explosiva através das variáveis PM e IF.OBJETIVO: El objetivo de este estudio era verificar la fiabilidad de la prueba y retesteo de la prueba el salto vertical con cuatro series de 15 segundos (TSVI. MÉTODO: Dieciocho atletas varones, divididos en once handbolistas (25,74 ± 4,71 años; 85,84 ± 7,63 kg; 182,14 ± 3,46 centímetros y siete

  6. Salto de Miranda, Asturias

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    Vilanova Bosch, José Luis

    1964-07-01

    Full Text Available The water from the rivers Pigüeña and Somiedo is collected and conducted to the Salto de Miranda hydroelectric power station. The civil engineers Constructora Hidrocivil, S. A., carried out the project for the owners of this power station. Hidroeléctrica Cantábrica, S. A. The project is situated in the mountains, where a small dam collects the water. This is then led through a long conduit to the entry of the pressure pipes leading to the turbines. The water later flows back to the original river course. The total pressure head is 410 ms, and the mean volume of water which is exploited is 15 m3/sec. As the author is planning to publish additional articles describing specific aspects of the problem, no attempt is made here to emphasize the importance of many significant features of this project. In carrying out this project, the contractors devoted great care to the planning of the various constructional steps, in order that no delay in one particular operation should hold up the progress in the rest of the work.La entidad propietaria del Salto de Miranda es Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, S. A.; e Hidrocivil, S. A., participó muy activamente en la ejecución de los trabajos de obra e ingeniería civil. Fue una labor tan recia y tenaz de todos los que participaron en esta gran tarea, y tan elogioso su trabajo, su constante espíritu y voluntad de superación, que a ellos, obreros y técnicos, me debo sin reservas y con sinceridad. El éxito es suyo. Éxito basado en labor de equipo, perfecta compenetración de los binomios «hombre-hombres» «máquina-hombres». Quiero agradecer a la Compañía de Construcciones Hidráulicas y Civiles la oportunidad que me brindó de dirigir estos trabajos, que forjaron en mí una experiencia técnica y la satisfacción de una rendida colaboración. En otros números de esta revista espero poder extenderme, con mayor detalle, en otros aspectos específicos de esta importante obra.

  7. Desenvolvimento de um método de familiarização individualizado para saltos verticais

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    João Gustavo Claudino

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Propor um método de familiarização individualizado para saltos verticais e verificar o seu efeito na variabilidade intrassujeito. MÉTODOS: Cinquenta e três homes (média ± DP; idade 23,5 ± 3,3 anos; estatura 1,76 ± 0,08 m; massa 72,8 ± 8,6 kg; percentual de gordura 12,9 ± 5,2% realizaram sucessivos saltos até atingir o nível de estabilidade proposto. Após 48 h este processo era repetido e a estabilidade entre dias era verificada, se necessário, mais sessões eram realizadas. O nível de estabilidade foi determinado por um teste z, com intervalo de confiança de 95%. Após o processo de familiarização, duas sessões experimentais adicionais foram realizadas para determinar a confiabilidade do desempenho no salto agachado (SA e no salto com contramovimento (SCM. O coeficiente de variação e o erro padrão de medida foram determinados individualmente (CVi e EPMi. Um teste t pareado foi realizado para verificar diferenças no CVi e EPMi antes e depois do processo de familiarização. RESULTADOS: O CVi apresentou uma redução significativa após o processo de familiarização (p < 0,001, alterando de 5,01 ± 2,40% para 2,95 ± 0,89% no SA e de 4,50 ± 2,19% para 2,58 ± 0,81% no SCM. O mesmo ocorreu para o EPMi variando de 1,29± 0,53 cm para 0,83 ± 0,25 cm no SA e de 1,35 ± 0,51 cm para 0,83 ± 0,26 cm no SCM. CONCLUSÃO: o método de familiarização individualizado proposto reduziu significativamente a variação intrassujeito, permitindo maior poder estatístico em estudos experimentais e maior sensibilidade para ferramentas de monitoramento do desempenho.

  8. Influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica do músculo quadríceps em mulheres com e sem síndrome da dor femoropatelar durante a tarefa de levantar e sentar

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    Batista,Laísla da Silva Paixão; Oliveira, Valéria Mayaly Alves de; Souza,Lucas Pereira Lopes de; Pitangui, Ana Carolina Rodarti; Araújo,Rodrigo Cappato De

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica (EMG) do músculo quadríceps durante a tarefa de sentar e levantar. Participaram deste estudo 10 voluntárias assintomáticas com 20,2±3,0 anos e 10 voluntárias com síndrome da dor femoropatelar (SDFP) com 21,3±3,4 anos. As voluntárias executaram a tarefa de sentar e levantar em 3 diferentes condições: descalças, com tênis e com calçado de salto de 10 cm. A atividade EMG do vasto medial oblíquo ...

  9. CAPACIDAD DE SALTO EN NIÑAS PREPÚBERES QUE PRACTICAN GIMNASIA RÍTMICA

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    R. Arteaga

    2010-10-01

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    Estudiamos el rendimiento en el salto vertical y como podría verse afectado por lacomposición corporal en 13 niñas que practicaban gimnasia rítmica (GR; 10.4 ± 0.9 años y13 niñas control (CO; 9.9 ± 0.7 años. La composición corporal fue determinada medianteantropometría y DXA. Se realizaron saltos con y sin contramovimiento (CMJ y SJ sobre unaplataforma de fuerza analizándose entre otras variables la altura de vuelo (AV, velocidad dedespegue (VD, velocidad vertical máxima del centro de masas (Vimax, la potencia media(Pm, el impulso mecánico positivo (Ipos, tiempo de fuerza máxima (Tfmax y potenciainstantánea máxima (Pimax. Las gimnastas consiguieron una AV, VD, Ipos y Vimax mayoren ambos saltos y una Pm, Tfmax y Pimax mayores en el CMJ que las control (p<0.05. Enconclusión, prácticar gimnasia rítmica 10 h·sem-1 se asocia a un mayor rendimiento en elsalto vertical.

    Palabras claves: gimnasia rítmica, entrenamiento de fuerza, capacidad de salto.

  10. Salto! / Karli Luik, Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke ; intervjueerinud Margit Mutso

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    Luik, Karli, 1977-

    2011-01-01

    Eesti Kultuurkapitali 2010. a. arhitektuuri peapreemia pälvis AB Salto Eesti Maanteemuuseumi väliala ja Sõmeru keskusehoone lahenduse eest. Büroo arhitektid oma büroost, osalemiset arhitektuurivõistlustel, valminud ja käsilolevatest töödest. Valik AB Salto arhitektuurikonkursil pälvitud jt. preemiatest

  11. Salto and The Garden of Eden / Triin Ojari

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    Ojari, Triin, 1974-

    2011-01-01

    Eesti edukast arhitektuuribüroost Salto. 2004. a. loodud büroo on pälvinud 38 autasu arhitektuurikonkurssidelt. Salto arhitektide projekti järgi on valminud Sõmeru vallamaja, Maanteemuuseumi välialad, Eesti Maaülikooli spordihoone, Põhuteater, Tartu Kesklinna Kooli juurdeehitus jm.

  12. Aprovechamiento de Salto Grande Argentina – Uruguay

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    Bongiovanni, M.

    1979-12-01

    Full Text Available The power harnessing of Salto Grande will be the first common project carried out by two South American Countries and this will foster greater integration of both countries. The project involves the following: — One 39 m-high dam — Two hydroelectric power plants — One international bridge — One shipping canal The benefits to be obtained from the project include: increase and improvement of the waterway network; increase of electricity production; railways and highway tie-ups between both countries; industrial development; increased availability of irrigation water; new tourist resorts; increase of fishing resources.

    El aprovechamiento hidroeléctrico de Salto Grande será el primer aprovechamiento común a dos países sudamericanos, lo que permitirá una mayor integración entre ellos. Consta de las siguientes obras: _ una presa de 39 m de altura; _ dos centrales hidroeléctricas; _ un puente internacional; _ un canal de navegación, etc. Entre los beneficios que se obtendrán destacan: aumento y mejora de la red de navegación; aumento de la producción eléctrica; enlace de las vías de ferrocarril y carreteras entre los dos países; desarrollo industrial; aumento de la disponibilidad de agua de riego; creación de zonas de turismo, e incremento de la riqueza piscícola.

  13. Velocities and joint angles during double backward stretched salto performed with stable landing and in combination with tempo salto

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    J Sadowski

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to compare the values of velocity an joint angles obtained during performance of double salto backward stretched with a stable landing and its combination with salto tempo. Seven top level acrobats (track jumpers participated in study. Mean values of body height, mass and age had a value of: 170 cm ± 4.0 cm, 72.4 kg ± 3.6 kg, 20.4±1.7 years, respectively. The studies were conducted on a standard acrobatic path (type PTS 2000. Two digital video cameras (240 Hz and APAS 2000 (Ariel Dynamics Inc. were used during studies. Markers were placed in ankle, knee, hip, arm, elbow and wrist joints. All marker positions were tracked and reconstructed using the APAS system. Two sequences with the following elements were analysed: round-off - double salto backward stretched (A and round-off - double salto backward stretched - tempo salto (B. The highest differences between the key components describing performance of presented exercises exist for joint angles during launching and landing position, and resultant velocities during touchdown. In version A the athlete created prerequisites for “gliding” double salto backward stretched by means of the body segments motions, whereas in version B he executes faster motions of the body segments accentuating his actions upon backward rotation of the body. During the final phase of double salto backward stretched in combination with tempo salto the athlete performed courbette “under himself” (almost straight feet are placed in front of vertical line, pushes directly back and in 0,1 s executes stable arm swing upward-backward to tempo salto.

  14. Interview with Karli Luik from Salto / intervjueerinud Eero Epner

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    Luik, Karli, 1977-

    2011-01-01

    2004. a. loodud arhitektuuribüroost Salto. Büroo kavandatud hoonete arhitektuurist, selle omapärast, ühiskondlike hoonete suurest osakaalust, arvestamisest keskkonnaga, Eesti varasema arhitektuuri mõjust, büroo hetkeseisust ja tulevikuplaanidest

  15. Põhuteater ehk Salto arhitektide must monoliit = Straw Theatre or the Black Monolith by the Salto Architects / Risto Kozer

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    Kozer, Risto

    2011-01-01

    Tallinnas 2011. a. valminud NO99 Põhuteatrist. Arhitektid: Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Pelle-Sten Viiburg (Salto AB). Projekt: 2010. Loodud ajaperioodiks 30.04.-01.10.2011. Skoone bastionist enne Põhuteatrit

  16. Elamuslik arhitektuur : Salto AB Sõmeru keskusehoone = Salto AB experiential architecture and the Sõmeru Community Centre / Carl-Dag Lige

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    Lige, Carl-Dag

    2011-01-01

    Arhitektuuribüroo Salto loomingust, mille fookus on kasutaja teenimisel ning meeleheal. 2010. a. valminud Sõmeru keskusehoonest. Arhitektid Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Karli Luik, kaasautorid Kristiina Arusoo, Margit Argus. Projekt: 2004

  17. Ativação e co-contração dos músculos gastrocnêmio e tibial anterior na marcha de mulheres utilizando diferentes alturas de saltos

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    Cláudia Tarragô Candotti

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a ativação e a co-contração muscular dos músculos tibial anterior (TA e gastrocnêmio lateral (GL durante a marcha, utilizando diferentes calçados. Nove mulheres caminharam sobre uma esteira elétrica com velocidade de 3,5 Km/h em três situações: sem calçado, com salto baixo (6 cm e com salto alto (9 cm, sendo simultaneamente registrados sinais eletromiográficos do TA e GL. Os principais resultados encontrados no presente estudo demonstraram que: (1 independente da altura do salto houve maior ativação do GL (p<0,05, em comparação com o TA; (2 o músculo GL apresentou maior ativação (p<0,05 com o calçado de salto alto, em comparação a situação com os pés descalços; e (3 quanto maior a altura do salto, maiores percentuais de co-contração muscular foram encontrados (p<0,05.

  18. Aumento de altura en salto en jugadores universitarios de voleibol

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    Pablo Quiroga Maraboli

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available El entrenamiento del salto es fundamental para obtener un óptimo desempeño en diversos deportes, siendo el método complejo, basado en el fenómeno de potenciación posactivación (PPA, uno de los de los más utilizados para el entrenamiento de esta cualidad. Numerosos estudios respaldan la existencia de PPA representada en las variaciones de un salto vertical, sin embargo, en la literatura no se describe un protocolo estándar de entrenamiento que genere dicho fenómeno. Este estudio piloto cuantitativo cuasi experimental tiene como objetivo determinar en cuál de las zonas de fuerza descritas por Naclerio se debe entrenar para que la PPA se exprese, en mayor medida, evidenciado en las variaciones de altura de un salto Counter Movement Jump (CMJ. Se utilizó un muestreo por conveniencia de veinticinco individuos, divididos aleatoriamente en cinco grupos, cada uno correspondiente a una zona de fuerza. Luego los sujetos fueron entrenados con sentadilla media según los parámetros de cada zona. Finalmente, se obtuvo la altura del salto basándose en la fórmula de Bosco a partir de los fotogramas de una cámara digital. Existieron dos zonas de fuerza que presentaron un aumento en la altura del salto posterior a la potenciación, la zona de fuerza potencia y explosiva, sin embargo solo la primera de estas mostró resultados significativos en dicho cambio (p < 0,05, representados como un 7 % de aumento. Pretendemos que dichos hallazgos sean útiles para el desarrollo de nuevos estudios que permitan el diseño de nuevas metodologías de entrenamiento y rehabilitación deportiva viéndose beneficiados por sus propiedades.

  19. Estudio de la capacidad de salto en inmersión

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    Jurado-Lavanant, Alexis

    2015-01-01

    El propósito de este análisis ha sido examinar los efectos del EP de la muestra de estudio seleccionada tanto en seco como en inmersión mediante el entrenamiento del salto vertical sin contramovimiento (SJ) y con contramovimiento (CMJ), el salto DJ30/50 (salto con una caída procedente de una altura de 30 ó 50 cm, del término inglés “drop jump”), el salto RJ10 (test de saltos reactivos, consistente en realizar 10 saltos de manera continua buscando la máxima altura en cada uno de ellos, del tér...

  20. Memories of silence. Literature in Caribbean and Central America, by Graciela Salto

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    Carmen Perilli

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Reviewed book:SALTO, Graciela. Memorias del silencio. Literaturas en el Caribe y en Centroamérica. Edición, compilación y prólogo de Graciela Salto. Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2010.---Original in Spanish.

  1. Influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica do músculo quadríceps em mulheres com e sem síndrome da dor femoropatelar durante a tarefa de levantar e sentar Influencia del calzado de tacón alto en la actividad electromiográfica del músculo cuádriceps en mujeres con y sin síndrome de dolor patelofemoral durante la tarea de levantarse y sentarse Influence of high-heeled shoes on the quadriceps electromyographic activity in women with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome during the sit-to-stand task

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    Laísla da Silva Paixão Batista; Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira; Lucas Pereira Lopes de Souza; Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui; Rodrigo Cappato Araújo

    2013-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica (EMG) do músculo quadríceps durante a tarefa de sentar e levantar. Participaram deste estudo 10 voluntárias assintomáticas com 20,2±3,0 anos e 10 voluntárias com síndrome da dor femoropatelar (SDFP) com 21,3±3,4 anos. As voluntárias executaram a tarefa de sentar e levantar em 3 diferentes condições: descalças, com tênis e com calçado de salto de 10 cm. A atividade EMG do vasto medial oblíquo ...

  2. Treinamento de força com uso de correntes e potencialização pós-ativação do salto vertical Entrenamiento de fuerza con cadenas y la potenciación post-activación del salto vertical Chain resistance training and vertical jump post-activation potentiation

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    Jéderson Nunes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A Potencialização Pós-Ativação (PPA é estratégia para melhora do desempenho com uso de carga fixa (RF, definida no ponto de falha mecânica (PFM. Por outro lado, o uso de correntes (CRT é estímulo com resistência variável (RV. Assim, objetivou-se avaliar os efeitos do CRT na altura e tempo de voo do salto vertical com contramovimento (CMJ. A partir de estudo de intervenção, 15 sujeitos foram avaliados quanto à carga máxima no agachamento (1RM e altura CMJ. Após isto, executaram três tipos de intervenções: i RF com 85% de 1RM; ii RV com 85% de 1RM posicionado no PFM (RV-TF e, iii RV com 85% de 1RM posicionado na maior extensão dos joelhos (RV-TV. Observou-se incremento do CMJ para RV-TF e RV-TV, mas não para RF. Conclui-se que houve PPA com os dois estímulos de CRT.La potenciación post-activación (PAP es estrategia para mejorar el rendimiento, utilizando una carga fija (RF, que se define en el punto de falla mecánica (PFM. Además, el uso de cadenas (CRT es estimulo con resistencia variable (RV. Así, el objetivo fue evaluar los efectos de la CRT en el salto vertical con contramovimiento (CMJ. Con estudio de intervención, 15 sujetos fueron evaluados acerca de la carga máxima en la sentadilla (1RM y altura en el CMJ. Después de eso, se realizaron tres tipos de intervenciones: i RF con el 85% de 1RM; ii RV con el 85% de 1RM en el PFM (RV-TF, y iii la RV en 1RM 85% situado en la mayor extensión de las rodillas (RV-TV. Se observó aumento de lo CMJ para RV-TF y RV-TV, pero no para la RF. Se concluye que existe PPA con los dos estímulos de RV.The Post-Activation Potentiation (PAP is a strategy to improve performance, using a fixed load (RF, defined at the sticking point (PFM. Moreover, the use of chains (CRT is an effort with variable resistance (RV. Thus, the objective was to evaluate the effects of CRT in the countermovement jump (CMJ. With an intervention study, 15 subjects were evaluated for the maximum squat load (1

  3. Respuesta psicofisiológica en un salto táctico paracaidista HAHO: caso de estudio

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    V.J. Clemente-Suárez; R. Delgado-Moreno; B. González-Gómez; J.J. Robles-Pérez

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    Esta investigación tiene por objeto analizar la respuesta psicofisiológica de un paracaidista en un salto HAHO. Se analizó a un saltador experimentado de la Brigada Paracaidista del Ejército de Tierra Español en un salto HAHO, salto a 18000 pies y apertura a 16000 pies. Antes y después del salto se evaluaron parámetros de fuerza muscular, activación cortical, creatinfosfokinasa y glucosa, percepción subjetiva de esfuerzo y habilidades motrices finas específicas. Durante el salto se e...

  4. Long term operation of nuclear power plants – IAEA SALTO peer review service and its results

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    Krivanek, Robert, E-mail: r.krivanek@iaea.org

    2014-12-15

    Highlights: • SALTO peer review service is designed for reviewing of ageing management and NPPs’ preparedness LTO. • It has been established as an effective tool to review the compliance with IAEA safety standards. • The important issues for safe LTO are being identified by SALTO missions. • Analysis of those issues is provided in the paper. • This peer review service is strongly recommended for NPPs prior to entering LTO period. - Abstract: This paper presents main IAEA activities for safe long term operation (LTO) which includes establishment of IAEA Safety Standards and other LTO related documents, fostering information exchange and establishing databases and provision of SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) peer review service. This paper provides insights into IAEA SALTO peer review service objectives, scope and methodology. The SALTO peer review service was designed to assist nuclear power plant (NPP) operators in adopting a proper approach to LTO of their plants and in implementing complete and appropriate activities to ensure that plant safety will be maintained during the LTO period. The SALTO peer review service can also support regulators in establishing or improving regulatory and licensing strategies for LTO of NPPs. Issues derived from 19 SALTO missions and 2 LTO modules of OSART (Operational Safety Review Team) missions conducted during the period of 2005 to March 2014 are also analyzed in this paper.

  5. Long term operation of nuclear power plants – IAEA SALTO missions observations and trends

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    Krivanek, Robert, E-mail: r.krivanek@iaea.org [Operational Safety Section, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna 1400 (Austria); Havel, Radim, E-mail: Radim.Havel@gmail.com [RESCO, Nitranska 894/8, 10100 Praha 10 (Czech Republic)

    2016-08-15

    Highlights: • During the period 2005–mid 2015, 22 SALTO peer review missions and 2 LTO modules of OSART missions were conducted. • Analysis of these mission results and main trends observed are gathered in this paper. • The main task of the assessment performed was to evaluate and give a weight to the evaluation. • Results of SALTO follow-up missions as well as OSART follow-up missions with LTO module are summarized. • The SALTO peer review service is strongly recommended for NPPs prior to entering LTO period. - Abstract: This paper builds on paper “Long term operation of nuclear power plants – IAEA SALTO peer review service and its results”, NED8070, presented in Nuclear Engineering and Design in September 2014. This paper presents the analysis of SALTO mission results and main trends observed so that all the most important results of SALTO missions are gathered in one paper. The paper also includes the results of LTO module reviews performed in the frame of OSART missions where applicable as well as follow-up missions. This paper is divided in three main Sections. Section 1 provides brief introduction to SALTO peer review service. Section 2 provides overview of performed SALTO missions and LTO modules of OSART missions performed between 2005 and mid-2015. Section 3 summarizes the most significant observations and trends resulting from the missions between 2005 and mid-2015. Section 4 summarizes the results of SALTO follow-up missions as well as OSART follow-up missions.

  6. Correlação entre o desempenho de jogadores de futebol no teste de sprint de 30m e no teste de salto vertical Correlation between performance of Soccer players in the 30-meter sprint test and in the vertical jump test

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    Daniel Barbosa Coelho

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi determinar o nível de correlação entre o desempenho nos 10m iniciais, dos 20m finais e no tempo total do teste de sprint de 30m, com o do salto vertical com contra-movimento (CMJ entre jogadores de futebol. Participaram do estudo 167 jogadores das categorias profissional (N. 94 e júnior (N. 73. Foram determinadas as velocidades dos jogadores em 10m (V10, 20m (V20 e no total de 30m (V30. A habilidade de salto foi avaliada através do CMJ. Para correlacionar os dados, foi utilizado o coeficiente de correlação de Pearson com nível de significância de pThe aim of the present study was to determine the association between the results in the counter movement jump (CMJ and the results in the first 10 meters, in the final 20 meters and the in the total 30 meters of a 30-meter sprint. One-hundred and sixty seven Soccer players from the professional (N. 93 and under twenty (N. 74 categories, from a Brazilian first division Soccer club participated in the study. The sprint test consisted of a 30-meter run timed at the 10-meter and at the 30-meter marks. The jump capacity was assessed through the CMJ. Pearson's correlation (r was used to determine the association between these variables. The significance level adopted was p<.05. The U-20 players presented faster V10 and slower V20 than the professionals (p<.05. The correlation (r between CMJ and V10, V20 and V30 were .239, .370 and .408, respectively, for the U20 group and .381, .381 and .470, respectively, for the professional group. Evaluating the two categories together the correlation were; r= 0,293, 0,386 and 0,441 to V10, V20 and V30 respectively. The correlation between CMJ and V10 was weak and moderate for V20 and V30. In the professional category the correlation between CMJ and all the other parameters was moderate. It is probable that higher correlation values for CMJ and V10 for the professionals could be attributed to specific training effects.

  7. O significado do uso do salto alto no ambiente de trabalho

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    Suzie Terci Kaetsu

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca identificar aspectos simbólicos relacionados ao consumo dos sapatos de salto alto por mulheres em seu ambiente de trabalho. A metodologia foi pautada em design exploratório e contou com realização de grupo focal. Os resultados apontam o uso do salto alto no trabalho como uma forma de expressão pessoal e uma imagem de profissional respeitosa.

  8. Efecto de la intensidad del contramovimiento sobre el rendimiento del salto vertical

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    Marcos Gutiérrez-Dávila

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación ha sido comprobar el efecto de la intensidad del contramovimiento sobre el rendimiento del salto vertical. Para el control de la intensidad se han utilizado tres protocolos de saltos verticales con participación de brazos: a saltos verticales partiendo desde la posición de erguidos (CMJ + S; b partiendo de un salto previo donde la altura de caída estaba regulada por el participante (DJ-AR, y c partiendo de un salto previo máximo (DJ-M. Han participado 28 deportistas practicantes de modalidades deportivas donde el salto vertical constituye una habilidad básica. Se ha utilizado una plataforma de fuerza, operando a 500 Hz, sincronizada temporalmente a una cámara de vídeo, que registraba a 210 Hz el plano sagital de los saltos realizados sobre la plataforma. La aceleración vertical del CM se determinó a partir de la fuerza neta vertical y la masa del saltador. A continuación, los sucesivos registros de la velocidad vertical y las posiciones de componente vertical adoptadas por el CM se determinaron mediante integración de las componentes verticales de las funciones de aceleración-tiempo y velocidad-tiempo, respectivamente. Las constantes de integración se determinaron mediante imágenes de vídeo (2D. Los resultados han puesto de manifiesto que, cuando se realizan saltos con alturas de caída superiores a 0,39 ± 0,05 m, el pico de potencia durante la fase propulsiva (PP(propulsiva, el impulso vertical de propulsión (Iv(propulsión., y la altura de salto (Ycm vuelo, se reducen de forma significativa (p < 0,001, lo que nos permite afirmar que se reduce el rendimiento durante la fase propulsiva.

  9. Efectos agudos de las vibraciones mecánicas sobre el salto vertical

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    Martínez Pardo, Esmeraldo; Carrasco Páez, Luis; Alcaraz Ramón, Pedro Emilio; Brunet Gómez, Antonio; Nadal Soler, Carolina

    2007-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar el efecto agudo de una exposición a vibraciones mecánicas sobre la fuerza desarrollada en un salto vertical. Un total de 15 sujetos sanos y activos (11 hombres y 4 mujeres) se sometieron a 60 s de estimulación sobre una plataforma vibratoria que indujo oscilaciones verticales (frecuencia: 50 Hz; amplitud: 2 mm). Antes del periodo de estimulación vibratoria así como 30 s y 2 min después del mismo, los sujetos realizaron un salto vertical (squat j...

  10. Análisis de variables medidas en salto vertical relacionadas con el rendimiento deportivo y su aplicación al entrenamiento

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    P. Jiménez-Reyes; V. Cuadrado-Peñafiel; J.J. González-Badillo

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    Uno de los indicadores de la condición física de los atletas es la potencia. La altura del salto es un buen predictor de la potencia muscular, y, por tanto, varios tipos de saltos verticales se han empleado como tests estandarizados del rendimiento deportivo. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la relación entre la capacidad de salto y la capacidad de aceleración en velocistas. Participaron 36 velocistas de nivel nacional e internacional y realizaron los saltos Squat Jump (SJ), el Salto ...

  11. El salto generacional y el discurso social en El Graduado

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    Díaz Martín, Marcos

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available En español: El Graduado es una de las películas más representativas del movimiento cinematográfico denominado New Hollywood dado en Estados Unidos a finales de la década de los sesenta y principios de los setenta por varios motivos: la gran audiencia y repercusión mediática que cosechó durante su exposición cinematográfica, la diversidad que originó en el terreno de la crítica especializada y el estatus icónico que desde entonces mantiene. Basándonos en la teoría del cine de temática contemporánea como representante más o menos fiel de los acontecimientos históricos y sociales que le rodean, en este artículo analizamos la suficiencia del filme de Mike Nichols como evidencia del cambio cultural y el salto generacional dado en la época y analizamos su carácter de película revolucionaria -haciendo hincapié tanto en su relación con la contracultura como en su controvertido final- desde el punto de vista ideológico y de la caracterización de los personajes. In english: The Graduate is one of the most representative films of late sixties and early seventies cinema movement New Hollywood in the United States for several reasons: the large audience and media impact during its showing, the disagreements in the specialized criticism and the iconic status it has since then. Based on the theory of films as representations of their contemporary historical and social events, in this paper we analyze the value of Mike Nichols film as evidence of the cultural change and generation gap of the period. We analyze its revolutionary character -paying attention both to its relation with counterculture and to its controversial ending- from the ideological and character description points of view.

  12. Influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica do músculo quadríceps em mulheres com e sem síndrome da dor femoropatelar durante a tarefa de levantar e sentar Influencia del calzado de tacón alto en la actividad electromiográfica del músculo cuádriceps en mujeres con y sin síndrome de dolor patelofemoral durante la tarea de levantarse y sentarse Influence of high-heeled shoes on the quadriceps electromyographic activity in women with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome during the sit-to-stand task

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    Laísla da Silva Paixão Batista

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a influência do calçado de salto alto na atividade eletromiográfica (EMG do músculo quadríceps durante a tarefa de sentar e levantar. Participaram deste estudo 10 voluntárias assintomáticas com 20,2±3,0 anos e 10 voluntárias com síndrome da dor femoropatelar (SDFP com 21,3±3,4 anos. As voluntárias executaram a tarefa de sentar e levantar em 3 diferentes condições: descalças, com tênis e com calçado de salto de 10 cm. A atividade EMG do vasto medial oblíquo (VMO, vasto lateral (VL e reto femoral (RF foi registrada durante a execução das tarefas por meio de eletrodos de superfície simples diferencial conectados ao eletromiógrafo. Para comparação entre grupos e tarefas, foi utilizado o teste ANOVA com medidas repetidas e o post hoc do teste de Tukey (pEl objetivo del estudio fue analizar la influencia del calzado de tacón alto en la actividad electromiográfica (EMG del músculo cuadríceps durante la tarea de sentarse y levantarse. Participaron de este estudio 10 voluntarias asintomáticas con 20,2±3,0 años y 10 voluntarias con síndrome de dolor patelofemoral (SDPF con 21,3±3,4 años. Las voluntarias ejecutaron la tarea de sentarse y levantarse en tres diferentes condiciones: descalzas, con zapatillas y con calzado de tacón de diez centímetros. La actividad EMG del vasto medial oblícuo (VMO, vasto lateral (VL y recto femoral (RF fue registrada durante la ejecución de las tareas por medio de electrodos de superficie diferenciales conectados al electromiógrafo. Para la comparación entre grupos y tareas fue utilizada la prueba ANOVA con medidas repetidas y post test de Tukey (pThe purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of high-heeled shoes on the quadriceps electromyographic activity (EMG during the sit-to-stand task. Ten healthy females (20.2±3.0 years and 10 females with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS (21.3±3.4 years participated in this study. The subjects

  13. Avaliação da simetria e descarga de peso entre os membros inferiores de atletas de futebol da categoria de base

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    Daniel Lucas Spagnuolo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A avaliação instrumentada dos saltos verticais informa sobre as capacidades funcionais e variáveis neuromusculares, auxiliando no atendimento dos atletas. Essencial dar atenção maior para as categorias de base, pois contém fases importantes do desenvolvimento dos atletas que serão o futuro do esporte. Objetivo: Avaliar as características funcionais e neuromusculares de atletas de futebol da categoria de base, no desempenho em saltos verticais. METODOLOGIA: Foram avaliados atletas de futebol com idade entre 15 e 17 anos. Foram realizados em duas plataformas de força os seguintes saltos verticais: salto em agachamento, salto em contramovimento, salto pliométrico de 40 cm de altura. Para análise das variáveis das forças concêntrica, excêntrica, impacto e altura dos saltos utilizou-se a prova estatística de Shapiro-Wilk, descrição das variáveis em média e desvio padrão, considerando quando p 0,05. Sem diferença na força concêntrica entre as categorias e os tipos de saltos. Maior força de impacto no contramovimento. Maior força em membro inferior direito em todos os saltos e variáveis de força. CONCLUSÕES: Encontramos assimetria entre os membros inferiores, podendo correlacionar com um déficit de potência muscular, má desaceleração do movimento e erros biomecânicos. Fatores predisponentes a lesões musculoesqueléticas, os quais podem ser prevenidos. A avaliação instrumentada da força através desses testes pode subsidiar os profissionais do clube como uma ferramenta de trabalho, capaz de aprimorar o treinamento, preparação e reabilitação. Entretanto, são necessárias mais pesquisas, de forma que momentos distintos da idade e da temporada do atleta sejam avaliados.

  14. A influência postural do salto alto em mulheres adultas: análise por biofotogrametria computadorizada Postural influence of high heels among adult women: analysis by computerized photogrammetry

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    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Em nossa sociedade, temos observado uma oferta cada vez maior de modelos, cores, estilos, altura e diversos tipos de salto. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se o uso de calçados de salto alto influencia nas alterações posturais com base em um conjunto de variáveis mensuradas por meio da fotogrametria computadorizada. MÉTODOS: Vinte indivíduos que utilizam salto alto com freqüência (grupo 1 e 20 indivíduos que utilizam salto alto esporadicamente (grupo 2 foram fotografados no plano frontal anterior e sagital em três momentos: a sem utilização de calçado, b utilizando salto agulha e c utilizando salto plataforma, sendo estas fotografias aleatorizadas e analisadas por um experimentador cego por meio da fotogrametria. A análise estatística foi realizada a partir da análise de variância em esquema fatorial 2x3, ou seja, comparando-se a freqüência do uso de salto com o tipo de calçado, com 5% de significância. RESULTADOS: Apenas o ângulo protrusão da cabeça apresentou diferença quando comparados grupo 1 e 2 (pINTRODUCTION: In our society, it is observed an increasing number of models, colors, styles, heights and types of high heels. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the use of high heel shoes results in postural changes, based on a set of variables measured through computerized photogrammetry. METHODS: Twenty individuals who often used high heels (group 1 and 20 individuals who only used high heels sporadically (group 2 were photographed in the frontal and sagittal planes at three conditions: a without using footwear; b using stiletto heels; and c using high platform heels. These photographs were randomized and analyzed by a blinded examiner, by means of photogrammetry. Statistical analysis was performed, using a 2x3 factorial analysis of variance to compare the frequency of high heel use with the type of shoe, at the 5% significance level. RESULTS: Only the head protrusion angle showed a difference between groups 1 and 2 (p<0

  15. Energirenovering af Sems Have

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    energirenovering af boligblokke. Vejledningen omfatter optimering af økonomi, energibesparelser og CO2-reduktion ved renovering af boligblokke til lavenerginiveau. Fokus er på elementbyggeri fra 60-70erne samt murstensbyggeri. Der tages udgangspunkt i to konkrete renoverings-cases: Traneparken og Sems Have, hvor...... renoveringen er udført på to principielt forskellige måder: Traneparken med udvendig efterisolering til næsten lavenergiklasse 2015 niveau (nuværende BR2015 krav), Sems Have med helt ny klimaskærm og nye installationer til bygningsklasse 2020 niveau. Begge bebyggelser har fået nyt ventilationsanlæg samt PV......-anlæg. Nærværende rapport beskriver renoveringen af Sems Have....

  16. SEM-EDX

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    Mar 11, 2015 ... http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB. African Journal of Biotechnology. Full Length Research Paper. Scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM-EDX) detection of arsenic and cadmium in himematsutake mushroom. Chun-Yen Liu1, Chao-Jen Wang1, Wen-Chuan Chung2, ...

  17. SEM microcharacterization of semiconductors

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    Applications of SEM techniques of microcharacterization have proliferated to cover every type of material and virtually every branch of science and technology. This book emphasizes the fundamental physical principles. The first section deals with the foundation of microcharacterization in electron beam instruments and the second deals with the interpretation of the information obtained in the main operating modes of a scanning electron microscope.

  18. Proyecto de bibliobús para el departamento de Salto: una realidad

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    Full Text Available Se presentan las características principales del Servicio de Bibliobús inaugurado el 16 de setiembre de 1996 en el Depto. de Salto y se transcribe el texto de su reglamento. Este servicio ha sido pensado para cubrir las necesidades bibliotecológicas de una población potencialmente lectora, ayudando a crear y fomentar el hábito de lectura en barrios alejados del centro de la ciudad.

  19. Análisis de salto vertical repetido en jugadores de baloncesto

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    Raúl Josué Nájera Longoria

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    Full Text Available Con el propósito de analizar los cambios de la fuerza máxima explosiva en relación a la ejecución de series de salto vertical repetido (SVR con periodos cortos de recuperación pasiva en jugadores de baloncesto, se evaluaron 12 deportistas en un protocolo de cuatro series (S de 15-s de saltos verticales con 10-s de recuperación entre S. Se midieron la altura de salto inicial (ASI y final (ASF de cada S; se utilizó ANOVA de una vía con post hoc de Bonferroni para el análisis de las diferencias ASF-ASI por S y una prueba t de Student para analizar el índice de fatiga (IF por serie. Se encontró que la diferencia ASF-ASI fue progresivamente incremental desde la S1 hasta la S4 (-2,8 ±6,2 cm, -6,8 ±4,9 cm, -8,4 ±5,6 cm y -9,3 ±5,9 cm, respectivamente, aunque la diferencia fue mayor solo en S4 con respecto a S1 (p=0,014. Es posible que los períodos de recuperación entre cada S influyeron en el mantenimiento de la fuerza muscular explosiva (FME durante los primeros 45-s de saltos, sin embargo, la suma de estas ejecuciones generó un aumento de la fatiga al final de la prueba. La FME puede ser afectada por la suma de ejecuciones de SVR aun con la inclusión de períodos cortos de recuperación entre series. La relación trabajo-recuperación en baloncesto es un factor que debe considerarse para planificar el entrenamiento en jugadores de baloncesto.

  20. Improved dengue fever prevention through innovative intervention methods in the city of Salto, Uruguay.

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    Basso, César; García da Rosa, Elsa; Romero, Sonnia; González, Cristina; Lairihoy, Rosario; Roche, Ingrid; Caffera, Ruben M; da Rosa, Ricardo; Calfani, Marisel; Alfonso-Sierra, Eduardo; Petzold, Max; Kroeger, Axel; Sommerfeld, Johannes

    2015-02-01

    Uruguay is located at the southern border of Aedes aegypti distribution on the South American sub-continent. The reported dengue cases in the country are all imported from surrounding countries. One of the cities at higher risk of local dengue transmission is Salto, a border city with heavy traffic from dengue endemic areas. We completed an intervention study using a cluster randomized trial design in 20 randomly selected 'clusters' in Salto. The clusters were located in neighborhoods of differing geography and economic, cultural and social aspects. Entomological surveys were carried out to measure the impact of the intervention on vector densities. Through participatory processes of all stakeholders, an appropriate ecosystem management intervention was defined. Residents collected the abundant small water holding containers and the Ministry of Public Health and the Municipality of Salto were responsible for collecting and eliminating them. Additional vector breeding places were large water tanks; they were either altered so that they could not hold water any more or covered so that oviposition by mosquitoes could not take place. The response from the community and national programme managers was encouraging. The intervention evidenced opportunities for cost savings and reducing dengue vector densities (although not to statistically significant levels). The observed low vector density limits the potential reduction due to the intervention. A larger sample size is needed to obtain a statistically significant difference. © The author 2015. The World Health Organization has granted Oxford University Press permission for the reproduction of this article.

  1. Efeito de diferentes durações do alongamento no desempenho de saltos unipodais

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    Paulo Henrique Marchetti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A prática de exercícios de alongamento é muito comum como parte do aquecimento em diversas modalidades esportivas, porém, esta prática pode ser negativa para aqueles que desejam o aprimoramento da força e potência muscular, consequentemente, o rendimento dos saltos pode ficar reduzido após exercícios de alongamento, que depende do tempo de duração e intensidade do mesmo. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a influência do tempo de permanência no exercício alongamento sobre o desempenho do drop jump unilateralmente (unipodal. MÉTODOS: A amostra foi composta por 16 adultos jovens hígidos, com larga experiência em saltos. O protocolo de teste consistiu em realizar três drop jumps unipodais máximos a partir de uma plataforma de 15 cm sobre um tapete de salto (Hidrofit(r, antes e após duas durações (i.e. uma série 3 min. de um lado, e 6 min. para outro, a escolha foi de forma aleatória de alongamento dos músculos tríceps sural, utilizando uma intensidade entre 70-90% da percepção subjetiva de desconforto. A análise de variância ANOVA (2x2 foi utilizada para verificar diferenças para a altura de salto, tempo de contato e flexibilidade, utilizando um nível de significância de 5%. RESULTADOS: Apresentaram diferenças significativas entre condições pré e pós-alongamento para as durações de 3 e 6 minutos (P=0,002 e P=0,001, respectivamente, com a diminuição na altura máxima do salto. O tempo de contato foi maior apenas para a duração de 6 minutos (P=0,039. CONCLUSÃO: A realização de exercícios de alongamento do músculo tríceps sural por 3 ou 6 minutos de duração resulta na queda do desempenho do drop jump unipodal, diminuição da altura do salto vertical (para 3 e 6 min. de duração e tempo de contato (apenas 6' min., reforçando a necessidade de mais debates na área sobre exercícios de alongamento antes daqueles de potência.

  2. Repercussões do uso do calçado de salto alto na postura corporal de adolescentes

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    Anniele Martins Silva

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Revisar estudos referentes às repercussões do uso de calçado com salto alto na postura corporal de adolescentes. FONTES DE DADOS: Pesquisa realizada nas bases de dados Scopus, SciELO e PubMed entre 1980 e 2011, incluindo artigos escritos em inglês e português. Foram utilizados os descritores: "postura", "centro de gravidade" e "calçado de salto alto". Foram encontrados 55 artigos, independentemente do desenho do estudo, incluindo-se 20 relacionados à postura da coluna vertebral e membros inferiores, à localização do centro de gravidade e às repercussões do uso do calçado de salto alto no sistema musculoesquelético em adolescentes. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: O uso frequente do calçado de salto alto acarreta modificação do centro de gravidade e do equilíbrio corporal, podendo ocasionar mudança no alinhamento dos segmentos corporais. Isso traz repercussões negativas ao desenvolvimento motor das adolescentes, pois nessa fase há a necessidade de manutenção da postura fisiológica para que ocorra o crescimento e o desenvolvimento do sistema musculoesquelético. CONCLUSÕES: O uso do calçado de salto alto por adolescentes pode favorecer o aparecimento de distúrbios posturais, dentre os quais se destacam anteriorização da cabeça, hiperlordose lombar, anteversão pélvica e joelho em valgo. Identificou-se que a altura e a largura do salto são as características do calçado que mais influenciam no surgimento de alterações posturais e desequilíbrio corporal.

  3. Percentiles de salto con contramovimiento en escolares de Bogotá, Colombia: Estudio FUPRECOL

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    Objetivo: Determinar la distribución por percentiles de salto con contramovimiento (CMJ) en una población escolar de Bogotá, Colombia, perteneciente al estudio Fuprecol. Métodos: Estudio transversal realizado entre 2846 niños y 2754 adolescentes, entre 9 a 17 años de edad, pertenecientes a 18 instituciones educativas oficiales de Bogotá, Colombia. Se evaluó el CMJ, de acuerdo, con lo establecido por la batería de condición física, Fuprecol. Se calcularon, los percentiles (P3, P...

  4. Efeito do treinamento sobre a cinemática de equinos no salto de obstáculos

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    E. Schlup

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o efeito do treinamento sobre as variáveis da cinemática de equinos jovens da raça Brasileiro de Hipismo no salto em liberdade. Foram utilizados 14 equinos da raça Brasileiro de Hipismo com idade de 40 a 42 meses, peso vivo de 436,3±11,6kg e 448,2±12,7kg e altura na cernelha de 1,57±0,03m e 1,58±0,03m ao início e ao final do experimento, respectivamente. Os equinos realizaram dois protocolos de avaliação de salto, um antes e outro após o treinamento. O treinamento teve a duração de cinco meses e consistiu em 50 minutos de atividade física por dia, montados, sendo dois dias de flexionamento, dois dias de condicionamento físico e dois dias de trabalho específico de salto de obstáculos. Nos protocolos de avaliação, foram filmados cinco saltos em liberdade sobre um obstáculo oxer, com o primeiro e o segundo elemento na altura de 0,90m e 1,00m de altura, respectivamente, e 0,90m de largura. Foram fixados marcadores reflexivos nos equinos em pontos anatômicos utilizados como pontos de referência para a avaliação das características cinemáticas no salto. As filmagens foram realizadas com câmera de 100Hz, e as imagens, processadas no Simi Reality Motion Systems (r. Os resultados das variáveis avaliadas foram comparados com o teste de t pareado (P0,05. Conclui-se que o treinamento específico para salto com cinco meses de duração altera algumas variáveis cinemáticas dos equinos no salto de obstáculo proporcionando melhoria, principalmente, na trajetória do salto.

  5. Efectos de saltos inesperados en el gasto público y variables demográficas en el crecimiento económico. El caso mexicano con un enfoque GARCH con saltos (1936-2012

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    Full Text Available Este artículo desarrolla un modelo estocástico macroeconómico útil para explicar los efectos que tienen los saltos inesperados en el gasto de gobierno per cápita y en variables demográficas en el crecimiento económico per cápita. Para ello se supone que las dinámicas estocásticas del gasto público y de la población son conducidas por procesos de difusión con saltos modulados por una cadena de Markov. Los resultados más importantes son que los saltos bruscos e inesperados en el gasto público per cápita y en el crecimiento de la población impactan negativamente la tasa de crecimiento per cápita del producto. En particular, si hay un salto brusco y repentino en la tasa de crecimiento de la población, entonces el capital per cápita disminuye repentinamente impactando con ello negativamente el producto per cá- pita. Por último, los resultados teóricos encontrados se complementan con eviden- cia empírica del caso mexicano obtenida mediante un modelo que toma en cuenta tanto la volatilidad de las tasas de crecimiento de la población y del gasto público per cápita así como las sorpresas en la intensidad de los saltos en esas variables.

  6. Kuldne Salto: Ralf Lõoke, Maarja Kask ja Karli Luik / Ralf Lõoke, Maarja Kask, Karli Luik ; intervjueerinud Tanel Veenre

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    Arhitektuurivõistlustel edukalt esinenud büroo Salto arhitektid buumiajast, kui tööd oli meeletult palju, tööde skaalast, reisimisest, oma tööst ja meeskonnatööst, konkurssidel osalemisest, projektist "Gaasitoru", Tallinnast, unistuste kodust. Konkursivõite 2004-2009

  7. Efeito do Uso do Estabilizador Active Ankle System® na Altura do Salto Vertical em Jogadores de Voleibol Effect of the Use of the Active Ankle System Stabilizer in The Vertical Jump Height in Volleyball Players

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO E OBJETIVO: Na prática do voleibol, as entorses de tornozelo representam 25 a 50% das lesões agudas. Medidas preventivas, como estabilizadores dinâmicos de tornozelo (EDT, são frequentemente utilizadas, porém, há controvérsias se esse dispositivo pode ou não interferir no desempenho esportivo. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar o efeito do EDT Active Ankle System® (AAS na altura do salto vertical em jogadoras de voleibol. MÉTODOS: Selecionou-se uma amostra de conveniência de 14 atletas entre 14 e 18 anos de idade, do gênero feminino. Estas foram instruídas a saltar simulando o gesto esportivo do ataque e do bloqueio com e sem o EDT, sobre placas de contato conectadas a um computador portátil que, através de um programa, calculava a altura do salto vertical. Previamente, foi feito um estudo-piloto para determinação do coeficiente de correlação intraclasse para as quatro condições de teste (n = 4, no qual os valores encontrados foram: ataque com EDT, 0,95; ataque sem EDT, 0,76; bloqueio com EDT, 0,92; bloqueio sem EDT, 0,89. Os dados de altura de cada tipo de salto vertical nas condições com e sem EDT foram comparadas através de testes t de Student para amostras pareadas. RESULTADOS: Para um nível de significância de α = 0,05, não foi encontrada diferença significativa entre os saltos do ataque com o EDT (0,41 + 0,073m e sem o EDT (0,41 + 0,086m, p = 0,517. Também não foi encontrada diferença significativa para os saltos do bloqueio com o EDT (0,31 ± 0,048m e sem o EDT (0,32 ± 0,050m, p = 0,06. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados do presente estudo apontam para não interferência do uso do EDT AAS no desempenho do salto vertical em atletas de voleibol.INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: In volleyball practice, ankle sprains represent 25 to 50% of the acute injuries. Preventive measures such as dynamic ankle bracing (DAB are very often used; however, there is controversy on whether this would affect athletic

  8. Origen y evoluci??n de las actividades de ca??da. Paracaidismo y Salto Base = Origin and evolution of the activities fall. Skydiving and Base Jumping

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    La evoluci??n de las actividades de ca??da desde los primeros momentos hasta hoy en d??a ha sido muy grande. Desde los primeros modelos de Leonardo Da Vinci cuyo objetivo era simplemente sobrevivir al salto, hasta los modelos comerciales actuales, que nos permiten no solo realizar el salto, sino hacerlo con total seguridad y experimentar sensaciones ??nicas, han permitido el nacimiento de una cultura por los deportes a??reos en los que se incluyen tanto el paracaidismo como el salto base. ...

  9. INFLUÊNCIA DOS SALTOS VERTICAIS NA PERCEPÇÃO DA CARGA INTERNA DE TREINAMENTO NO VOLEIBOL

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    Thiago Andrade Goulart Horta

    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: No voleibol, o salto vertical é considerado um elemento de extrema importância no treinamento, pois é necessário durante as ações de levantamento, saque, bloqueio e ataque, condicionando a obtenção de importantes vantagens nas ações ofensivas (ataque e defensivas (bloqueio, elementos fundamentais para a conquista dos pontos no jogo. Objetivo: Analisar a influência do salto vertical na quantificação da carga de treinamento no voleibol por meio do método da percepção subjetiva do esforço (PSE da sessão. Métodos: Participaram do estudo 15 atletas do sexo masculino de uma equipe de voleibol. Foi realizada a quantificação dos saltos e da PSE de 30 sessões de treinamento. Resultados: Na análise por posição, a PSE apresentou correlação positiva com o número de saltos e se mostrou mais forte nos opostos (r = 0,44; p = 0,001; n = 57, seguida pelos ponteiros (r = 0,34; p < 0,001; n = 109 e centrais (r = 0,18; p = 0,03; n = 141. Conclusão: Conclui-se que o salto vertical de ataque exerce maior influência no valor final de PSE apontado pelos atletas nas sessões de treinamento.

  10. "A un salto por donde se despena el arroyo de chillo" o la concepcion estetica del paisaje americano como medio aleccionador

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    Ochoa Roa, Ana Carolina

    2014-01-01

    Este articulo propone un examen del romance "A un salto por donde se despena el arroyo de Chillo", propuesta estetica de Hernando Dominguez Camargo, como parte de la concepcion de este poeta criollo...

  11. Diferencias entre jugadores de fútbol de distintas edades en la capacidad de aceleración, cambio de dirección y salto

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    Asier Santiago

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los principales objetivos de este estudio fueron ana- lizar la capacidad de aceleración, capacidad de cambio de dirección (CODA, salto vertical (VJ y salto horizontal (HJ en futbolistas cadetes y juveniles y determinar las diferencias en estas cualidades en función de la catego- ría. La muestra total ( n = 34 fue dividida en dos grupos, atendiendo a la categoría en la que competían. El grupo 1 (CAD, n = 17 competía en la Liga Vasca Cadete (15.12 ± 0.70 años, mientras que el grupo 2 (JUV, n = 17 lo hacía en la Liga Nacional Juvenil (16.94 ± 0.90 años. En el presente estudio se encontraron diferencias signifi- cativas entre categorías (cadete y juvenil en la capaci- dad de aceleración ( p 0.05, d = 0.3, bajo. Con respecto a la capacidad de salto, los jugado- res juveniles obtuvieron una mayor capacidad de salto horizontal ( p 0.8, alto. Sin embargo, estas diferencias no se observaron en todos los tipos de salto vertical. En el test de salto vertical sin contra movimien- to (VSJ los resultados fueron similares (p > 0.05, d = 0.3, bajo entre jugadores de distintas edades. Sin embargo, se obtuvieron diferencias significativas en el IE ( p 0.05, d = 0.6 y en el VCMJAS ( p > 0.05, d = 0.9. Atendiendo a estos resultados podría ser inte- resante utilizar los test de aceleración, salto vertical con ciclo estiramiento-acortamiento y salto horizontal para analizar el rendimiento en jóvenes futbolistas.

  12. O efeito do “FIFA 11+” na performance de saltos verticais em atletas de futebol

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    José Raphael Leandro Costa Silva

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    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2015v17n6p733   O objetivo do estudo foi verificar o efeito do treinamento de nove semanas de um programa de aquecimento “FIFA 11+” na performance de saltos verticais (SV de jogadores de futebol. Participaram do estudo 20 atletas da categoria sub-20 de uma equipe da série A do campeonato brasileiro (idade: 18,3 ± 1,6 anos; tempo de prática 8,2 ± 1,3 anos; massa corporal de 74,0 ± 7,1 kg; estatura 177,8 ± 6,5 cm e percentual de gordura 10,7 ± 1,9 %, separados em grupo intervenção (G11+; n=10 e grupo controle (GC; n=10. Os Atletas foram avaliados antes (Pré e após (Pós a intervenção por meio dos saltos Countermoviment Jump (CMJ e Squat Jump (SJ, realizados em uma plataforma de força, sendo os valores máximos da altura dos saltos adotados para análise. Foi realizada uma ANOVA modelo-misto para verificar os possíveis efeitos tempo x grupo. Nível de significância adotado de p < 0,05. Ambos os grupos foram submetidos à mesma rotina de treinamento (físico, técnico e tático, diferindo apenas o aquecimento proposto, que foi realizado três vezes por semana para o G11+. O GC não apresentou alteração significativa na performance dos saltos, porém o G11+ apresentou melhora significativa para ambos os tipos de saltos (CMJ: F= 26,23, p<0,01; %mudança= 11,3; SJ: F= 23,16, p<0,01, %mudança= 9,8. Desta forma, as nove semanas de intervenção com o programa de aquecimento “FIFA 11+” na rotina de treinamento promoveu um aumento significativo no desempenho dos saltos.

  13. Relaciones entre el salto vertical y la velocidad de mae-geri en karatecas de nivel internacional, especialidad kata

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    Víctor Martínez-Majolero

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo persiguió dos objetivos: (1 describir la capacidad de salto vertical y la velocidad y el tiempo de ejecución de la técnica de pierna frontal mae-geri en karatecas de nivel internacional y (2 analizar el grado de covariación entre dichas variables. Los participantes fueron 13 karatecas españoles masculinos de nivel internacional, estilo shito-ryu y especialidad de katas. El estudio siguió un diseño descriptivo y correlacional. Las variables analizadas fueron: salto vertical CMJ, medido con una plataforma de infrarrojos Optojump, y velocidad y tiempo de ejecución de patada mae-geri, medida con una cámara de alta velocidad (Casio EXFC-100. Los datos registrados fueron: altura media de salto de 48,7 ± 0,12 cm; velocidad media de mae-geri de 19,8 ± 1,9 km/h y de 19,6 ± 1,4 km/h, y tiempo de ejecución de dicha patada de 264,85 ± 28,14 ms y de 274,69 ± 18,4 ms, pierna dominante y no dominante respectivamente. Las intensidades de correlación se situaron entre r = 0,72 y r = –0,80. El salto vertical mantuvo una relación alta y estadísticamente significativa con la velocidad y el tiempo de ejecución de la patada mae-geri, técnica de gran importancia en las katas de competición en karate. Esta información puede ser valiosa tanto para planificar el entrenamiento mediante pruebas simples y de bajo coste como para detectar talentos.

  14. Diferencias de género en salto de altura según categorías de edad

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    Javier Bermejo Frutos

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    Full Text Available El objetivo fue determinar los parámetros biomecánicos del salto de altura en los que se producen diferencias entre saltadores y saltadoras en diferentes categorías de edad. La muestra analizada estuvo formada por 69 saltadores de élite, 37 hombres (13-15 años, n = 11; 17-18 años, n = 13, y 18-34 años, n = 13 y 32 mujeres (13-14 años, n = 11; 17-18 años, n = 9; y 15-33 años, n = 12. A través de fotogrametría 3D se analizó el mejor salto del Campeonato de España en pista cubierta 2009. Se calcularon 46 variables durante las fases de ante-salto, batida, y paso del listón. Para determinar diferencias entre géneros se aplicó la prueba t-test para muestras independientes. Los resultados de este estudio muestran que al subir de categoría de edad las diferencias entre los valores registrados por los hombres y los registrados por las mujeres aumentan. Esta diferencia se produce en mayor medida en las variables madurativas que en las antropométricas y técnicas.

  15. Relaciones entre pruebas de velocidad, tests de salto y dinamometría isométrica en velocistas

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    Rafael Sabido Solana

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Dentro de las habilidades deportivas, la capacidad de producir fuerza lo más rápidamente posible, o fuerza explosiva, juega el papel más importante en la optimización de dichas habilidades. Zatsiorsky (1995 la define como “la habilidad para desarrollar la máxima fuerza en la menor cantidad de tiempo”. Las correlaciones existentes entre pruebas de velocidad y tests de salto han sido ampliamente observadas. Sin embargo, las correlaciones entre pruebas de velocidad y tests isométricos están menos estudiadas. Una muestra de 24 velocistas de categoría junior fue sometida a pruebas de velocidad específica, tests de salto con contramovimiento y en profundidad, así como a un test isométrico máximo para la musculatura extensora del tobillo. Los resultados muestran fuertes relaciones entre los tests de carrera y los de salto, así como de estos últimos con los de dinamometría. Por otro lado, sólo con el test de 20 metros se obtienen correlaciones con variables del test isométrico, sin que se encuentren correlaciones con la marca en 100 metros lisos. La principal conclusión de nuestros datos es que las variables medidas en un test isométrico van a tener alta relación con la primera fase de la carrera en pruebas de velocidad.

  16. Immunolabeling for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and field emission SEM.

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    Goldberg, Martin W

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    Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a high resolution surface imaging technique. Many biological process and structures occur at surfaces and if antibodies are available, their components can be located within the surface structure. This is usually done in a similar way to immuno-fluorescence, using an unconjugated primary antibody followed by a tagged secondary antibody against the primary. In this case the tag is usually a colloidal gold particle instead of a fluorophore. Therefore it is quite straightforward to adapt an immuno-fluorescence procedure for SEM, as long as certain precautions are followed, as discussed here. Progressing from immuno-fluorescence, which essentially only indicates the position of a protein within the volume of a cell, to immuno-SEM, puts the labeling into the context of cellular structures. The principles and practices of sample preparation, labeling and imaging are described here.

  17. Immediate effect on vertical jumping ability after the completion of trampoline jumping Efecto inmediato sobre la capacidad de salto vertical después de la realización de saltos en cama elástica

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    M. Fernández del Olmo

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    The purpose of this study was to value the immediate effect on the capacity of vertical jump, caused by the execution of continuous jumps in a trampoline. Nine subjects (23,4 ± 2.83 years, males and sportsmen with prior experience in the execution of countermovement jump (CMJ, they carried out a series of continuous vertical jumps on a trampoline during 60 seconds, being valued the capacity of jump in platform of contacts before and after this activity. The electromyographic (EMG activity was registered of five muscles of the right leg (gluteus, biceps femoris, vastus lateralis, gastrocnemius medialis and soleus in all the CMJ. The height of jump diminished significantly (p <0.01 after the execution of the jumps in the trampoline, being recovered in a brief period of time. Themselves differences were not observed in the EMG for the root mean squared (RMS or in the amplitude in none of the muscles, neither in the phase of impulse, neither in the 50 ms previous to start of the jump. In the neuromuscular pattern, in spite of the great variability existing inter and intraindividual, a significant delay was identified (p<0.05 in the activation of the biceps femoris immediately after the trampoline. Keeping in mind these results, seems probably that the smaller height of the vertical jump reached after the trampoline be more attributable to a modification in the temporary characteristics and sequence of activation of the muscles that to a decrease in the activation of the same.
    KEY WORDS: Vertical Jump, Neuromuscular pattern, Sprung surface, Electromyography.

     

    El propósito de este estudio fue valorar el efecto inmediato sobre la capacidad de salto vertical, provocado por la realización de saltos continuos en una cama elástica. Nueve sujetos (23,4 ± 2,83 años, varones y deportistas con experiencia previa en la ejecución del

  18. Efecto del entrenamiento combinado de pliometría y electroestimulación en salto vertical. (Effect of combined plyometric and electrostimulation training on vertical jump.

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    Elisa Benito Martínez

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen En este estudio se han analizado los efectos del entrenamiento combinado de pliometría y electroestimulación en un entrenamiento de fuerza muscular de los miembros inferiores. El estudio incluyó tres grupos experimentales, que trabajaron ambos métodos en orden diferente y de forma simultánea, y uno de control. Participaron 78 atletas, 40 mujeres y 38 hombres, de disciplinas de velocidad (100 y 200 m lisos y 100 y 110 m vallas, con una edad de 17,94 ± 1,44 años y una masa de 58,53 ± 8,05 kg. El programa incluyó dos días / sem de entrenamiento pliométrico y dos sesiones utilizando un electroestimulador Megasonic 313-P4. Tras dos meses de entrenamiento, se midió con plataforma de contacto ORGANISER PSION 2 la altura de salto vertical y potencia del tren inferior en test de Abalakov y Drop Jump. Las mayores diferencias pre/post test (p Abstract This paper analyses the effects of combined electrostimulation and plyometric training on lower body strength training. The training programme was applied to three experimental groups and one control group. The experimental groups used both methods simultaneously but in different order. The participants were 78 sprinters (100m and 200m, and 100m and 110m hurdles, 38 male and 40 female. Their average age was 15,9 ± 1,4 years and their average weight was 58,53 ± 8,05kg. The training programme consisted in two days a week of plyometric training and two sessions with a Megasonic 313-P4 electrostimulation unit. After two months training, vertical jump height and lower body power were measured in Abalakov test and Drop Jump test with PSION ORGANISER II. The most significant pre- and post-test (p

  19. Short-term Clinical and Radiographic Results of the Salto Mobile Total Ankle Prosthesis.

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    Wan, Dong Dong; Choi, Woo Jin; Shim, Dong Woo; Hwang, Yeokgu; Park, Yoo Jung; Lee, Jin Woo

    2017-11-01

    The mobile-bearing Salto total ankle prosthesis has been reported to have promising outcomes. However, clinical reports on this prosthesis are few, and most have been published by the inventors and disclosed consultants. We retrospectively reviewed 59 patients who received Salto prosthesis unilaterally. The average follow-up was 35.9 (range, 6-56) months. Clinical and radiologic results were evaluated. Clinical results were evaluated according to visual analog scale (VAS), American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot score, Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS) pain and disability score, and ankle range of motion (ROM) in dorsiflexion/plantarflexion. In the radiographic evaluation, we measured the tibial angle (TA), talar angle (TAL), tibial slope, and talocalcaneal angle (TCA) on weightbearing radiographs. By the last follow-up, 7 of 59 patients (11.9%) had undergone reoperation, and 3 of 59 implants (5.1%) had been removed. The prosthesis survival was 94.9% (95% CI, 89.1%-100%). With any reoperation as the endpoint of follow-up, the clinical success rate was 88.1% (95% CI, 79.4%-96.9%). The mean postoperative visual analog scale score, AOFAS ankle-hindfoot score, and Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale pain and disability score improved significantly ( P < .001). The ankle range of motion also improved from preoperative 33.4 ± 16.6 to 40.3 ± 15.5 postoperatively ( P < .001); however, there was no statistically significant change in plantarflexion ( P = .243). Radiolucent areas and osteolysis were found in 28 (47.5%) and 27 (45.8%) patients, respectively. Heterotopic ossification was observed in 13 patients (22.0%). In this series, early clinical and radiographic outcomes of this prosthesis were promising. We believe the early radiolucent lines were probably due to the gap at the implant and bone interface, and they disappeared at the time of osseous integration. However, longer follow-up is necessary to determine the long-term durability and survivorship

  20. Secondary emission monitor (SEM) grids.

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    Patrice Loïez

    2002-01-01

    A great variety of Secondary Emission Monitors (SEM) are used all over the PS Complex. At other accelerators they are also called wire-grids, harps, etc. They are used to measure beam density profiles (from which beam size and emittance can be derived) in single-pass locations (not on circulating beams). Top left: two individual wire-planes. Top right: a combination of a horizontal and a vertical wire plane. Bottom left: a ribbon grid in its frame, with connecting wires. Bottom right: a SEM-grid with its insertion/retraction mechanism.

  1. From “this country has no solution”... to Salto a la gloria* (1959

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    Eliseo Carrascal Marino

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Salto a la Gloria recounts the life of the eminent Spanish histologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal from his childhood in Petilla de Aragón (Navarra, Spain. until the awarding of the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Without avoiding stereotypes (the mischievous child, the absentminded scientist dedicated exclusively to science and archetypes surrounding the scientist at that time, the film moulds a biography both entertaining and decidedly close to reality. It includes moral messages specific to the historical moment in which it was filmed, and humor scenes clever not only in content, but also in their placement throughout the film. The director utilizes well-implemented sharp contrasts in order to unite the events of Cajal’s life: his rural childhood, his participation in Cuba’s war of independence or his admission into Zaragoza’s School of Medicine (Spain. From a current mentality, and in light of the true knowledge of Cajal’s life, scenes that attempt to emphasize his greatness seem comical, like the cabaret scene where the only thing that remains for him to say is “sin, sin....” In short, a good movie considering the financial resources provided and the time in which it was filmed.

  2. THE USE OF GEOTECHNOLOGY IN ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN SALTO VENTOSO (FARROUPILHA/RS

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    Paulo Roberto Teixeira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the outcome of a survey on environmental impacts due to visitors in a tourist attraction, using geotechnology as a tool. The study was carried out at Salto Ventoso, Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul State (Brazil, a tourist attraction with major importance for the region. At the site, a private area, the attraction is a 60 meters (197 feet height cascade and its scenic landscape. Visitors can also hike through the trail that goes behind the waterfall. The trail was mapped using GPS (Global Positioning System and theodolite, and divided into twelve sections, which were evaluated on the issues of declivity, width, damage to natural resources and infrastructure, drainage problems, number of unofficial trails and amount of waste. The results showed that the site presents a series of environmental impacts resulting from both lack of planning and great amount of visitors. Some strategies for managing the site would be the installation of safety and signing infrastructure, as well as a work on environmental awareness of the visitors and their impacts on site.

  3. TIEMPOS Y RENDIMIENTOS DEL APROVECHAMIENTO FORESTAL EN EL SALTO, DURANGO, MÉXICO

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    Juan Abel Nájera-Luna

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron las operaciones de aprovechamiento forestal en cuatro ejidos de la región de El Salto, Durango, México, mediante un estudio de tiempos y movimientos para conocer la productividad operacional en los procesos de apeo o derribo manual, desrame, troceo, arrastre y carga mecanizados. Se utilizaron los cronometrajes de 704 ciclos de derribo, 900 de arrastre mecanizado y 1,294 de carga mecanizada. Los resultados indicaron que el rendimiento operacional en el ciclo de derribo es de 28.67 m3·h-1 El arrastre con grúa se estableció en 19.83 m3·h-1 y una distancia promedio de 43.13 m. El rendimiento en la carga mecanizada fue de 35.27 m3·h-1. Los rendimientos mostraron ser sensibles a las variaciones en el diámetro y el largo de los árboles y trozas, así como a las distancias encontradas en los ciclos de trabajo analizados.

  4. SEM: A Cultural Change Agent

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    Barnes, Bradley; Bourke, Brian

    2015-01-01

    The authors advance the concept that institutional culture is a purposeful framework by which to view SEM's utility, particularly as a cultural change agent. Through the connection of seemingly independent functions of performance and behavior, implications emerge that deepen the understanding of the influence of culture on performance outcomes…

  5. A influência do treinamento de força especial explosiva pliométrica para membros inferiores em saltos e velocidade

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    Rodrigo Alves Gonçalves

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available O futsal, esporte muito praticado em escolas no Brasil e que se utiliza força explosiva de membros inferiores e a velocidade de seus praticantes. A fim de conseguir melhor rendimento de seus atletas, professores e treinadores de futsal, podem criar métodos de treinamento bastante eficientes para esta determinada modalidade, que enfoquem a força explosiva de membros inferiores e a velocidade, em virtude disso este estudo tem como objetivo verificar a influência do treinamento de força especial explosiva de membros inferiores, em saltos e velocidade, que estão sempre presentes em jogos de futsal. Para realizar o estudo foram utilizados vinte alunos do sexo masculino do Colégio Marista de Ribeirão Preto com idade média de 16  1 ano, que treinam futsal duas vezes na semana. Os vinte indivíduos foram submetidos aos testes de Corrida de 50 Metros, Sargen´t Jump Test Adaptado e o de Salto Longitudinal; após as avaliações os alunos foram subdivididos em dois grupos de dez alunos cada, sendo os grupos A e B. O grupo A foi submetido a oito semanas de treinamento pliométrico com cones, o grupo B não teve nenhum tipo de treinamento físico. Após este período de treinamento os grupos A e B foram reavaliados. Assim conclui pelos resultados apresentados pelo grupo A e grupo B, que o Grupo A, que treinou, obteve uma melhora significativa em relação aos valores obtidos antes do treinamento e sobre o grupo B, que não realizaram nenhum tipo de treinamento físico. Sendo que o grupo B, sem fazer treinamento físico algum, também obteve melhora no seu pós-teste, mas o grupo A teve rendimento superior ao grupo B no pós-teste. ABSTRACT The influence of special explosive plyometric strength training for lower limbs in heels and speed The futsal, sport very practiced at schools in Brazil and that is used explosive force of inferior members and your apprentices' speed. In order to get your athletes' better revenue, teachers and futsal trainers

  6. Valuación de opciones arcoíris sobre canastas de activos bajo procesos de difusión con saltos

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    Adriana Zambrano Reyes

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estudia la valuación de opciones sobre el máximo o el mínimo (precio o rendimiento de 2 activos riesgosos, conocidas como opciones arcoíris. Se extiende la valuación de estos contratos al caso en que los activos presentan difusiones combinadas con saltos. Los parámetros de los procesos de saltos son estocásticos, y específicamente el tama ̃ no del salto sigue una distribución normal, lo cual hace necesario recurrir a los procesos de Lévy. Se desarrolla una metodología numérica con MATLAB para valuar una opción cesta (o canasta de venta, y un put sobre el máximo y en el mínimo de 2 activos riesgosos; los resultados se pueden extender para el caso de n activos.

  7. SEM Analysis of Tooth Enamel

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    Azinović, Zoran; Keros, Jadranka; Buković, Dino; Azinović, Ana

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    SEM analysis contains researches of tooth enamel surfaces of two populations. First group of samples is tooth enamel of prehistorically ancestor from Vu~edol and the second group of samples is enamel of modern Croatian citizen. Even on small number of human teeth samples from cooperage site of Vu~edol (3,000 BC) and today’s Croatian people, we can conclude about chewing biometry of prehistorically ancestors and today’s modern Croatian people, comparing interspecifically the mor...

  8. Diferencias en Tests Isométricos de Fuerza y Tests de Salto entre Jugadores de Baloncesto Profesionales y Amateurs

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    Mario Díaz Hellín

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo estudia las diferencias en cuanto a niveles fuerza y acciones explosivas de salto existentes entre jugadores de baloncesto profesionales y amateurs con el fin de conocer qué variables discriminan el nivel de rendimiento en la capacidad de salto. Se valoró una muestra de jugadores de baloncesto (n = 26, tanto profesionales (n = 14, como amateurs (n = 12. Se registró la producción de fuerza de manera isométrica en diferentes ángulos tanto de la musculatura flexora (90º y 170º como extensora (90º y 120º de la rodilla, mediante una célula de carga, modelo SSM-AJ-5000N. La fuerza explosiva dinámica fue valorada a través de la batería de saltos propuesta por Bosco (1983. Se han obtenido diferencias significativas entre categorías para las variables altura y potencia para distintas variables. También se encontraron diferencias en cuanto a la producción de fuerza explosiva en la musculatura extensora de la rodilla en 90º. Por otro lado, se han observado diferentes correlaciones en función de la categoría, correlacionando más las variables de tiempo en categoría profesional y de ratio de producción de fuerza en categoría amateur. De esta forma, podemos concluir que existen diferencias entre categorías, no solo en el valor de las variables, sino en la correlación de estas, por lo que las variables a controlar en el entrenamiento y a desarrollar podrían ser diferentes en función de dicha categoría.

  9. Salto de Miranda. Trabajos de excavación de la galería

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    Vilanova Bosch, José Luis

    1964-12-01

    Full Text Available The first article of this series was published in issue N.° 162 of «Informes de la Construcción», under the title «Salto de Miranda». The present article deals with the work of excavating the gallery. Modern practice requires that to do this type of work successfully the auxiliary material should be most carefully studied beforehand. N.° 164 of the this magazine has included a paper entitled «Recent progress in the auxiliary material for underground gallery excavation», summarising the most recent type of machinery now available in the market. Since the Grand Coulee Dam was built by the Bureau of Reclamation, where essentially new techniques were introduced, including minimum times for maximum progress, these new procedures and equipment have been generally adopted throughout the world. To this must be added the urgent and increasing demands for electric power, and the vast amounts of money involved in these hydroelectric projects, which explain the rapid adoption of automatic procedures in this kind of work. In this paper the author explains how, using the means available to him, he sought to coordinate the various constructional tasks, to get as near as possible to the most economic working cycle. Underground ventilation is an acute problem, and involves the safety of those working inside the tunnel. The author explains, in simple terms, how the theory of fluids and air circulation can affect the rational and practical solution of providing adequate air supply for the health and comfort of the underground worker. To attain this end, however, a considerable mechanical and economic investment is necessary.En el número 163 de Informes de la Construcción se publicó el primer trabajo de esta serie, con el título de «Salto de Miranda». En éste se trata de la ejecución de la excavación en galería, para cuyo éxito las técnicas modernas exigen un depurado estudio del mater ial auxiliar. En el número 164 apareció también un art

  10. Análisis de variables medidas en salto vertical relacionadas con el rendimiento deportivo y su aplicación al entrenamiento

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    P. Jiménez-Reyes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los indicadores de la condición física de los atletas es la potencia. La altura del salto es un buen predictor de la potencia muscular, y, por tanto, varios tipos de saltos verticales se han empleado como tests estandarizados del rendimiento deportivo. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la relación entre la capacidad de salto y la capacidad de aceleración en velocistas. Participaron 36 velocistas de nivel nacional e internacional y realizaron los saltos Squat Jump (SJ, el Salto con Contramovimiento (CMJ y el CMJ con cargas progresivas (CMJc, además de carreras de 20 m y 30 m. En nuestro caso, obtuvimos relaciones significativas entre el CMJ (r=-0,65, p<0,01 y el CMJ con aquella carga que permite generar la máxima potencia en el test de CMPc (r=-0,56, p<0,01, dándose las mayores relaciones para el tramo lanzado de 20 m a 30 m. En conclusión, el tiempo en distancias lanzadas sería la mejor referencia para comprobar la evolución del rendimiento, aconsejando que el control de los cambios producidos por el entrenamiento en la velocidad en la fase de aceleración debería evaluarse en un tramo lanzado. Además, la carga con la que se alcanza la máxima potencia en el salto (CMJMP debe utilizarse para controlar la evolución de la condición física del deportista en cualquier momento del ciclo de entrenamiento.

  11. Diferencias biomecánicas entre jugadores principiantes y de alto rendimiento en el lanzamiento en salto en baloncesto

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    Rojas, F J; A. Sánchez(); Cepero, M.; V. M. Soto; Gutiérrez, M.

    2000-01-01

    La valoración y el aprendizaje de la técnica del lanzamiento en salto en baloncesto están relacionados con el conocimiento de la diferencias existentes en la ejecución técnica de este gesto entre jugadores con diferente nivel de rendimiento. Las diferencias obtenidas en las variables biomecánicas, entre los tres niveles de rendimiento establecido, ha aportado los aspectos claves en los que debemos focalizar nuestra atención durante la ejecución de este gesto. La muestra que se ha ...

  12. Diferencias de género en la estabilización de rodilla en aterrizajes de salto

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    Feria Madueño, Adrian; Hoyo Lora, Moisés del; Fernández Roldán, Kevin; Romero Boza, Sergio; Mateo Cortés, Jesús; Sañudo Corrales, Francisco de Borja

    2014-01-01

    Los aterrizajes monopodales representan situaciones de riesgo de lesión de rodilla. Entre los factores para su determinación, se encuentranla flexión de rodilla y el tiempo de estabilización, los cuales parecen jugar un papel fundamental en el desencadenamiento de alguna lesión. Nuestroobjetivo fue determinar las diferencias de género sobre la estabilización de rodilla tras el aterrizaje de saltos en sujetos físicamente activos. La muestraestuvo constituida por cuarenta sujetos (M=20; H=20; 2...

  13. Acciones humanas: análisis experimental y ajuste numérico de saltos. Desarrollo de base de datos

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    Pérez Hernández, Ignacio

    2017-01-01

    Este Trabajo Fin de Grado se desarrolla dentro de un proyecto de investigación del Plan Nacional (Prognosis y Análisis Integrado de las Vibraciones Inducidas por el Hombre en Estructuras (PROVIBEST), referencia BIA2014-59321-C2-1-R), cuyo objetivo general es la caracterización de las acciones humanas sobre estructuras. Entre las distintas tareas del proyecto de investigación se encuentra la creación de una base de datos de saltos a partir de la recopilación de datos experimentales y el aj...

  14. Relaciones entre pruebas de velocidad, tests de salto y dinamometría isométrica en velocistas

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    Rafael Sabido Solana; Juan Gómez Navarrete; David Barbado Murillo; Juan Miguel Gómez-Valadés Horrillo

    2010-01-01

    Dentro de las habilidades deportivas, la capacidad de producir fuerza lo más rápidamente posible, o fuerza explosiva, juega el papel más importante en la optimización de dichas habilidades. Zatsiorsky (1995) la define como “la habilidad para desarrollar la máxima fuerza en la menor cantidad de tiempo”. Las correlaciones existentes entre pruebas de velocidad y tests de salto han sido ampliamente observadas. Sin embargo, las correlaciones entre pruebas de velocidad y tests isométricos están men...

  15. COMPARACIÓN DE DOS TÉCNICAS DE SALTO CON CAÍDA, PARA MEJORAR EL RENDIMIENTO DE LA POTENCIA DE PIERNAS EN JUGADORES DE BALONCESTO

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    Jessenia Hernández Elizondo; Wálter Salazar Rojas

    2001-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio fue comparar cuál técnica de salto con caída (piernas flexionadas o extendidas), produce mayores beneficios en la ejecución del salto vertical. Los participantes, n=34 de sexo masculino, con una edad promedio de 16 años seleccionados de Baloncesto Colegial, con aproximadamente 4 años de experiencia en este deporte, fueron divididos en dos grupos experimentales de ejercicio pliométrico, con un volumen de trabajo de 3 sesiones por semana, durante 8 semanas, realizan...

  16. A prediction of an optimal performance of the handspring 1 1/2 front salto longhorse vault.

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    Gervais, P

    1994-01-01

    The handspring 1 1/2 front salto vault in the tucked position is deemed to be an important high-level vault. It was the compulsory vault of the 1988 Olympics and is a building block for more advanced skills in the handspring family. The purpose of this study was to predict an individual's optimal performance of a handspring 1 1/2 front salto vault. An assessment of the athlete's present performance ability was determined using cinematographical analysis of three trials. These trials were judged as being typical high-level performances of the vault. Secondly, an objective function was identified based on the performance result of points awarded. The objective function was composed of those performance variables that, if maximized, would result in minimal deductions. Postflight height and distance were identified as those variables. Angular momentum was included in a penalty function form to ensure that sufficient angular momentum was present for successful completion of the skill. A Lagrangian approach was used to derive the equations of motion and a Rayleigh-Ritz procedure, using fifth-degree polynomials, was used to represent and discretize the state variables. The predicted optimal performance of the skill displayed greater virtuosity in postflight height, distance and angular momentum when compared to the individual's best trial performance. The results of this study generally fall within the limits observed for elite vaulters.

  17. Metal and trace element sediment assessment from Salto Grande reservoir, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, by instrumental neutron activation analysis

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    Soares, Walace A.A., E-mail: walace@usp.br [Setor de Analises Toxicologicas. CETESB, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Favaro, Deborah I.T., E-mail: defavaro@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Lab. de Analise por Ativacao com Neutrons

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    The Salto Grande Reservoir is used for electric generation, irrigation, fish farming, recreation and water supply for the region's cities. The reservoir belongs to the city of Americana, located in on the eastern region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil. It belongs to the Piracicaba River Hydrographic Basin, the second most important economic and populated region and one of the most polluted areas in the State. This basin is located in a highly industrialized and agricultural region. Due to urban, industrial and agricultural activities as well as sewage wastes the water and sediments of this reservoir and surroundings are extremely contaminated, mainly by metals, according to CETESB (Environmental Control Agency of the Sao Paulo State). In order to obtain better information about its sediment contamination the present study reports results of the concentration of some major (Ca, Fe, K and Na), trace (As, Ba, Br, Co, Cr, Cs, Hf, Rb, Sb, Se, Ta, Th, U, Zn and rare earth (Ce, Eu, La, Lu, Nd, Sc, Sm, Tb and Yb)) elements in sediments and Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni and Pb concentration in sediments and water from the Salto Grande Reservoir. Multielementar analysis was carried out by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). Multielemental concentrations in the sediment samples were compared to NASC (North American Shale Composite) values. The concentration values for metals As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Pb, Ni and Zn were compared to the Canadian Council of Minister of the Environment (CCME) oriented values (TEL and PEL) and adopted by CETESB, (author)

  18. Análisis del volumen de entrenamiento pliométrico para la mejora del salto

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de diferentes volúmenes de entrenamiento sobre la mejora del salto vertical. Método: se realizó una búsqueda de información en las bases de datos PubMed, MedLine y SportsDiscus donde se identificaron 59 artículos que cumplían los siguientes criterios: a Estudios que incluyan programas de entrenamiento pliométrico de miembros inferiores, b Que contengan programas experimentales y medidas válidas y seguras. Aquellos programas con un volumen de entrenamiento de 8 a 12 semanas con una frecuencia de 2 a 3 sesiones semanales, en las cuales se realizan de 1 a 3 ejercicios con un total de 3 a 8 series por sesión y en las que se den una media de 70 a 100 saltos, parece ser la mejor combinación.

  19. COMPARACIÓN DE DOS TÉCNICAS DE SALTO CON CAÍDA, PARA MEJORAR EL RENDIMIENTO DE LA POTENCIA DE PIERNAS EN JUGADORES DE BALONCESTO

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    Jessenia Hernández Elizondo

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue comparar cuál técnica de salto con caída (piernas flexionadas o extendidas, produce mayores beneficios en la ejecución del salto vertical. Los participantes, n=34 de sexo masculino, con una edad promedio de 16 años seleccionados de Baloncesto Colegial, con aproximadamente 4 años de experiencia en este deporte, fueron divididos en dos grupos experimentales de ejercicio pliométrico, con un volumen de trabajo de 3 sesiones por semana, durante 8 semanas, realizando en promedio 40 saltos por sesión. El tratamiento consistió en caer desde una grada de 35 cm y rebotar lo mas alto posible, el grupo experimental 1 que trabajó con las piernas flexionadas (n = 17 al caer de la grada, rebotaban llevando las rodillas al pecho (PF, y el grupo experimental 2 (n = 17 que, al caer de la grada, rebotaba con las piernas extendidas. Para determinar el efecto del tratamiento en los sujetos se utilizaron tres tipos de pruebas: la prueba de salto vertical con contramovimiento (SVCC, salto vertical sin impulso (SVSI y salto largo sin impulso (SLSI. Los datos fueron analizados por medio de una ANOVA de 2 x 2 (grupos X mediciones para cada una de las pruebas realizadas, análisis de efectos simples, omega cuadrado y porcentaje de cambio. Los resultados indican que en todas las pruebas realizadas, ambos grupos experimentales (experimental 1 y 2 tuvieron un cambio en centímetros de aproximadamente 9 cm, 7 cm, y 18 cm, para las pruebas de SVCC, SVSI y SLSI respectivamente, mejoraron significativamente sus resultados entre pre test y post test. En cuanto al análisis de los tratamientos, en la prueba de salto largo SLSI, se presentó una interacción significativa, lo cuál indica que el grupo que trabajó con piernas flexionadas PF, mejoró significativamente(p < 0.05 su rendimiento.

  20. Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM)

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Stulhofer, Aleksandar; Lange, Theis

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    -mainstream and mainstream SEM groups, and (iii) to explore the validity and predictive accuracy of the Non-Mainstream Pornography Arousal Scale (NPAS). METHODS: Online cross-sectional survey of 2,035 regular SEM users in Croatia. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES: Patterns of sexual arousal to 27 different SEM themes, sexual...

  1. Biomechanics analysis of competition exercise «2/4 salto Front Layout» of skilled sportsmen.

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    Batieieva N.P.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The biomechanics analysis of competition exercise is presented in acrobatic rock-and-roll. The trajectory of moving of general centre of gravity (GCG of body of partner, parameters of motion of GCG of partner, is rotined on a vertical line. Certain and described phases of implementation of competition exercise "2/4 salto Front Layout to catch". Sportsmen - Champions of Ukraine of 2011 took part in an experiment. The trajectories of motion of body of sportsman are built in the supporting and unsupported phases of motion. Developed and offered method of implementation of competition exercise. The features of sportsmans and partner are formulated for the improvement of technique of implementation of exercise. This method is also recommended for the improvement of sense of partner and partner in forming of technique of motion of implementation of catch.

  2. Repetición de esprints y salto vertical en jugadores jóvenes de baloncesto y fútbol de élite

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    Carlos Balsalobre-Fernández

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available La capacidad de repetir esprints y saltos verticales son variables de gran importancia en deportes como fútbol o baloncesto. Sin embargo, no conocemos estudios que describan la capacidad de repetir esprints y saltos verticales, así como la relación entre dichas variables, en jugadores masculinos y femeninos jóvenes de fútbol y baloncesto de élite. Para ello, 37 jugadoras (N = 37, edad = 15 ± 0,5 años, altura=167,7 ± 9,5cm, peso = 55,8 ± 8,0 kg y 40 jugadores (N = 40, edad = 15 ± 0,5 años, altura = 176,4 ± 11,1, peso = 69,5 ± 10,1 kg de fútbol y baloncesto del máximo nivel competitivo tomaron parte en este estudio. Se midió el Running-based Anaerobic Sprint Test (RAST y el salto con contramovimiento (CMJ antes y después del RAST, y los valores del mejor esprint, el índice de fatiga y la potencia producida en el RAST y la pérdida de salto vertical después del RAST fueron analizados mediante el análisis de la varianza múltiple (MANOVA y el coeficiente de correlación de Pearson. Los resultados muestran, por un lado, diferencias estadísticamente significativas entre especialidades deportivas en el esprint (p  0,05. Además, la pérdida de salto vertical correlacionó significativamente con el índice de fatiga en el RAST (r = 0,293, p < 0,05. Estos resultados muestran por primera vez las relaciones, diferencias y el perfil descriptivo del rendimiento en el RAST y en el salto vertical en jugadores y jugadoras jóvenes de baloncesto y fútbol de élite.

  3. Helmintos parasitos de peixes das usinas hidreléticas da Eletrosul (Brasil. II: Reservatórios de Salto Osório e de Salto Santiago, Bacia do Rio Iguaçu Helminth parasites of fishes from the hydroelectric power station of Eletrosul

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    Anna Kohn

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    Full Text Available Na Usina Hidrelátrica Salto Osório foram examinados 88 peixes, dos quais 24 (27,3% encontravam-se parasitados por oito espécies de nematóides: Capillaria sp., formas imaturas de Contracoecum sp., Procamallanus peraccuratus Pinto et al., 1976, Procamallanus petterae Kohn & Fernandes, 1988, Raphidascaris sp., Spirocamallanus intermedius Pinto et al., 1974, Spirocamallanus pintoi Kohn & Fernandes, 1988 e Spirocamallanus sp., além de uma forma imatura de cestóide. Na Usina Hidrelétrica de Salto Santiago, dos 83 peixes examinados, 32 (38,5% apresentaram-se parasitados por três espécies de nematóides: Contracoecum sp. (forma larvar, Procamallanus peraccuratus e Raphydascaris sp., e uma especie de cestóide (forma larvar.Eight species of nematodes and one larval cestode were recovered from 88 specimens of 12 species of fishes captured in the reservoir of "Salto Osório". Capillaria sp., Contracoecum sp., (larval forms, Procamallanus peraccuratus pinto et al., 1976, Procamallanus petterae Kohn & Fernandes, 1988, Raphidascaris sp., Spirocamallanus intermedius Pinto et al., 1974 and Spirocamallanus pintoi Kohn & Fernandes, 1988. From 83 specimens of 12 species of fishes from the reservoir of "Salto Santiago", only one species of cestode and three species of nematodes were recovered: Contracoecum sp. (larval forms, procamallanus peraccuratus and Raphidascaris sp. Pimelodus ortmanni is a new host record for P. peraccurants and S. intermedius.

  4. Advanced metrology by offline SEM data processing

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    Lakcher, Amine; Schneider, Loïc.; Le-Gratiet, Bertrand; Ducoté, Julien; Farys, Vincent; Besacier, Maxime

    2017-06-01

    Today's technology nodes contain more and more complex designs bringing increasing challenges to chip manufacturing process steps. It is necessary to have an efficient metrology to assess process variability of these complex patterns and thus extract relevant data to generate process aware design rules and to improve OPC models. Today process variability is mostly addressed through the analysis of in-line monitoring features which are often designed to support robust measurements and as a consequence are not always very representative of critical design rules. CD-SEM is the main CD metrology technique used in chip manufacturing process but it is challenged when it comes to measure metrics like tip to tip, tip to line, areas or necking in high quantity and with robustness. CD-SEM images contain a lot of information that is not always used in metrology. Suppliers have provided tools that allow engineers to extract the SEM contours of their features and to convert them into a GDS. Contours can be seen as the signature of the shape as it contains all the dimensional data. Thus the methodology is to use the CD-SEM to take high quality images then generate SEM contours and create a data base out of them. Contours are used to feed an offline metrology tool that will process them to extract different metrics. It was shown in two previous papers that it is possible to perform complex measurements on hotspots at different process steps (lithography, etch, copper CMP) by using SEM contours with an in-house offline metrology tool. In the current paper, the methodology presented previously will be expanded to improve its robustness and combined with the use of phylogeny to classify the SEM images according to their geometrical proximities.

  5. Does Sexually Explicit Media (SEM) Affect Me?

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    Hald, Gert Martin; Træen, Bente; Noor, Syed W

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    Using a self-selected online sample of 448 Norwegian men who have sex with men(MSM) and a cross-sectional design, the present study investigated first-person effectsof sexually explicit media (SEM) consumption on sexual knowledge, enjoyment of andinterest in sex, attitudes towards sex and underst......Using a self-selected online sample of 448 Norwegian men who have sex with men(MSM) and a cross-sectional design, the present study investigated first-person effectsof sexually explicit media (SEM) consumption on sexual knowledge, enjoyment of andinterest in sex, attitudes towards sex...... Scale (PCES). The study found that 93% of MSM reported smallto-largepositive effects from their SEM consumption on their sexual knowledge,enjoyment of and interest in sex, attitudes towards sex and understanding of theirsexual orientation. Only 7% reported any negative effects from their SEM...... consumptionon these outcomes. Furthermore, the psychometric properties of the revisedversion of the PCES were found to be very satisfactory. The results of the studyindicate that SEM consumption among MSM may play a positive role in MSM’ssexuality by enhancing their sex life, being a major source of sexual...

  6. METROLOGICAL PERFORMANCE OF SEM 3D TECHNIQUES

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    Marinello, Francesco; Carmignato, Simone; Savio, Enrico

    2008-01-01

    This paper addresses the metrological performance of three-dimensional measurements performed with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) using reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. Reconstruction is based on the model function introduced by Piazzesi adapted for eucent......This paper addresses the metrological performance of three-dimensional measurements performed with Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) using reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. Reconstruction is based on the model function introduced by Piazzesi adapted...... and the instrument set-up; the second concerns the quality of scanned images and represents the major criticality in the application of SEMs for 3D characterizations. In particular the critical role played by the tilting angle and its relative uncertainty, the magnification and the deviations from the eucentricity...

  7. EL TIPO DE PLATAFORMA DE CONTACTO INFLUYE EN EL REGISTRO DE LA ALTURA DE SALTO VERTICAL ESTIMADA A PARTIR DEL TIEMPO DE VUELO

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    J. García-López

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    Registrar el tiempo de vuelo (Tv en una plataforma de contacto es una metodología muy utilizada para estimar la altura del salto vertical. Los objetivos del trabajo son: a-analizar si el tipo de plataforma de contacto influye en el Tv, y b-comprobar la validez y fiabilidad de una nueva plataforma de contacto de tipo optoeléctrico. 89 estudiantes realizaron 3 saltos verticales máximos registrados simultáneamente en una Plataforma de Fuerzas (PF y dos plataformas de contacto: ErgoJump Plus (EJ y SportJump System Pro (SJ, en los sentidos longitudinal y transversal respecto a PF. EJ subestimó el Tv en 50.8 ms, mientras que SJ lo subestimó en 10.6 ms. La altura del salto no influyó en estas diferencias, aunque fueron mayores para EJ cuando se saltó en sentido transversal. La relación PF-EJ (r=0.6597 fue menos alta que PF-SJ (r=0.9992. El coeficiente de variación fue mayor en EJ (6.61±4.81%* que en SJ (1.21±0.81% y PF (1.19±0.78%. El tipo de plataforma de contacto (optoeléctrica vs. mecánica influye sustancialmente en el Tv y la altura del salto vertical, por lo que estos dispositivos deberían ser validados antes de ser utilizados en estudios científicos. El nuevo sistema SJ que incorpora tecnología láser, ha resultado válido y fiable para medir saltos verticales.
    Palabras Clave: biomecánica, instrumentación, salto vertical, plataforma de contacto.

     

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    Measuring flight time (Ft on a contact mat is a common methodology to estimate vertical jump height. The aims of this study were: a-to analyze the influence of the contact mat technology on Ft, and b-to verify the validity and reliability of a new optoelectronic contact mat

  8. Contribución segmentaria de los saltos con contramovimiento en vertical y en horizontal. [Segmental contribution on countermovement vertical and horizontal jumps].

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    Marcos Gutiérrez-Dávila

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El propósito ha sido realizar un análisis dinámico y cinemático sobre los saltos verticales (SV y horizontales (SH y cuantificar la aportación de los segmentos corporales al desplazamiento del centro de masa (CM durante la fase de propulsión. Han participado 28 deportistas practicantes de modalidades deportivas donde el salto vertical constituye una habilidad básica. Se ha utilizado una plataforma de fuerza, operando a 500 Hz, sincronizada temporalmente a una cámara de vídeo a 210 Hz que registraba el plano sagital de los saltos. Los saltos han sido considerados como un movimiento simétrico que se desarrolla en un plano, compuesto por un modelo mecánico coordinado simplificado de ocho segmentos. En la condición SV, los participantes debían de realizar un salto vertical máximo partiendo de una posición erguida sobre la plataforma de fuerza. En la condición SH, los participantes debían realizar un salto máximo en horizontal desde la misma posición. El tiempo de batida ha sido superior en SH con respecto a SV, (0.898 vs 1.056 s, constatándose una estrategia de rotación-extensión para SH. Los resultados ponen de manifiesto que la fuerza neta ejercida durante el impulso de frenado es mayor para SV debido a la mayor velocidad radial al inicio del impulso de frenado (-1.166 vs -0.992 m/s. Existe una mayor participación de las articulaciones del tobillo y la cadera plasmada en la mayor contribución del tronco en SH durante toda la batida, además de constatarse una mayor contribución de las extremidades superiores al desplazamiento vertical del CM en SV. Abstract The main aim of this research was a dynamics and kinematics analysis of vertical (SV and horizontal (SH jumps and quantify the body segments’ contribution to center of mass, CM, displacement during the propulsion phase. 28 athletes from different sport modalities where the vertical jump is a basic skill have participated. We used a force platform, operating at 500 Hz

  9. Sensibilidade e especificidade do diagnóstico de desempenho da força por diferentes testes de saltos verticais em futebolistas e voleibolistas na puberdade

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    Jefferson Eduardo Hespanhol

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a sensibilidade e a especificidade de diferentes protocolos de medida dos testes de saltos verticais para o diagnóstico da força explosiva em futebolistas e voleibolistas na puberdade. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com população não probabilística de 110 jovens atletas do sexo masculino (60 futebolistas e 50 voleibolistas na faixa etária de 13 a 18 anos pertencentes a clubes da região metropolitana de Campinas, SP, Brasil. Os participantes tiveram sua maturação biológica avaliada por dois métodos: autoavaliação e medida clínica. Após essa avaliação, foram incluídos os classificados como púberes (25 futebolistas e 23 voleibolistas. Foram coletados dados antropométricos (massa corporal, estatura e dobras cutâneas e testes de saltos verticais: squat jump (SJ, counter movement jump (CMJ, drop jump (DJ; 40 cm height e saltos verticais contínuos com cinco segundos de duração (CJ5s. Foram calculadas as medidas de desempenho diagnóstico: sensibilidade, especificidade e acurácia. O nível de significância adotado foi 5% para todos os testes. RESULTADOS: As forças explosivas estimadas pelos métodos de SJ e CMJ apresentaram sensibilidades equivalentes, enquanto o SJ apresentou maior especificidade do que os três métodos, e a acurácia do SJ foi diferente dos outros métodos, a qual foi alta (superior a 80%. CONCLUSÃO: O diagnóstico da força explosiva como teste SJ apresentou sensibilidade e especificidade elevadas, com seu valor preditivo alto na puberdade.

  10. Molecular epidemiology of group A rotavirus among children admitted to hospital in Salto, Uruguay, 2011-2012: first detection of the emerging genotype G12.

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    Tort, Luis Fernando López; Victoria, Matías; Lizasoain A, Andrés; Castells, Matías; Maya, Leticia; Gómez, Mariela Martínez; Arreseigor, Edit; López, Patricia; Cristina, Juan; Leite, Jose Paulo Gagliardi; Colina, Rodney

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    Group A rotavirus (RVA) is the most important etiologic agent of infant acute gastroenteritis (AGE) worldwide. Detection and molecular characterization of RVA in Salto department, Northwestern region of Uruguay, was conducted on 175 clinical samples, being 153 stool and 22 vomit samples, collected from hospitalized children with AGE, between 0-15 years old, from two hospitals of Salto city during 2011 and 2012. RVA was detected and genotyped by seminested multiplex RT-PCR in order to determine G- and P-genotypes. Positive samples were sequenced and phylogenetic analyses were carried out in order to determine lineages and sub-lineages. RVA were detected in 64 (37%) of the samples and the G and P genotypes observed were: 6% G1P[8], 23% G2P[4]/G2P[X]/GXP[4], 23% G3P[8]/G3P[X], 14% G12P[8]/G12P[X], 16% GXP[8], 1,5% G12P[9], 3% G2P[4]/[8], and 16% non-typeable. VP7 and VP4 genotypes related to DS-1 like gene constellation were prevalent during 2011 and those VP7 and VP4 genotypes related to Wa-like constellation were prevalent during 2012 (mainly represented by G3P[8]). Interestingly, RVA was detected in vomit samples in a high prevalence (41%). RVA was observed mainly in the age group between 1 and 5 years old (75% of the cases), and seasonality with a high detection rate in winter season was observed for the two consecutive years of surveillance. To our knowledge, this study represents the first detection and molecular characterization of RVA in Salto department, Northwestern region of Uruguay; and the first identification of the emerging genotype G12 in the country. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  11. Arquitectura multi-controlador con transferencia sin salto para procesos con conmutación de modos

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    Nagore Iriondo

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los sistemas con conmutación de modos se definen como aquéllos que pueden exhibir diferente comportamiento dinámico en función del estado en que se encuentran. Pueden por tanto ser descritos por un conjunto finito de subsistemas dinámicos y una lógica que rige la conmutación entre ellos. Una alternativa para su control es la arquitectura multi-controlador con supervisión ya que permite utilizar controladores de modo diferentes y alcanzar así múltiples objetivos de control. Pero la conmutación de controladores suele tener como consecuencia la aparición de saltos o transitorios derivados que pueden ser inaceptables. Este tipo de sistemas y problemática son frecuentes en diferentes áreas de aplicación industrial, en donde la tecnología de control más utilizada es el Controlador Lógico Programable (PLC. Es por ello que el objetivo de este trabajo es presentar un método de diseño e implementación de un mecanismo de transferencia sin salto (BT en una arquitectura multi-modo y multi-bucle para sistemas con conmutación de modos, en PLC y en conformidad con el estándar IEC 61131-3. La estrategia BT se basa en que controladores de modos candidatos a conmutar realicen un seguimiento a los controladores activos, siendo la detección del estado de operación actual y de los posibles estados siguientes, clave en la definición de la forma de ejecución de los algoritmos de control que componen la arquitectura. Se presentan también los pasos del diseño de la arquitectura completa así como resultados experimentales que validan la arquitectura. Abstract: Switched mode systems are defined as those represented by a finite set of linear subsystems and a set of logic rules orchestrating the switching among them. A set of dynamic subsystems together with a logical system that orchestrates the switching among them could be used in order to describe it. An alternative to control them is a supervisory multi-mode controller architecture

  12. Diet of a catfish before and after damming of the salto caxias reservoir, iguaçu river

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    Rosilene Luciana Delariva

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the diet of Pimelodus sp., before and after damming of Salto Caxias, (waterfall in the Iguaçu river, as well spatial and ontogenetic diet shift. Surveys were carried out from March 1997 to February 1998 (before damming and from April 1999 to January 2000 (after damming inside the reservoir and adjacent tributaries. Stomach contents analysis of 682 specimens revealed omnivory with high degree of trophic opportunism to this species. Analysis of variance (three way ANOVA for scores produced from Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA yielded a significant interaction between the damming phases and size of the individuals (juveniles and adults (F = 4.68; P = 0.04. After damming, adults exploited mainly fish, whereas the juveniles fed mostly on plants, dipterans larvae and scales at different sites. From significant differences in the ordination among the factors considered, it could be inferred that the diet of Pimelodus sp. was influenced by the formation of the reservoir and this depended on the life stage considered. Position of the sites (feeding grounds did not lead to significant alterations in diet.Esse estudo avaliou a dieta de Pimelodus sp., antes e após o represamento de Salto Caxias, no rio Iguaçu, bem como variações espaciais e ontogenéticas na dieta da espécie. As amostragens foram realizadas antes do represamento (março/97 a fevereiro/98 e no período posterior (abril/99 a janeiro/00, no corpo principal do reservatório e tributários adjacentes. A análise de conteúdos estomacais de 682 exemplares revelou que esta espécie é onívora com elevado oportunismo trófico. Após o represamento, indivíduos adultos exploraram principalmente peixes, enquanto que os juvenis consumiram especialmente plantas, larvas de Diptera e escamas em diferentes locais de coleta. A análise de variância (ANOVA trifatorial aplicada sobre os escores da análise de correspondência com remoção do efeito do arco (DCA, mostrou

  13. Efecto del kinesiotaping con y sin tensión aplicado en cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto en deportistas

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    Mayerly Carolina Anaya

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Estudios previos han encontrado que la técnica del Kinesiotaping (KT reduce la intensidad y duración del dolor y la inflamación, incrementa la fuerza muscular y estabiliza las articulaciones. Sin embargo, poco se conoce sobre su efecto para mejorar las capacidades físicas a través de la estimulación muscular en deportistas. Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto del KT aplicado en el cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto vertical en deportistas sanos, ajustado por el porcentaje de coordinación y elasticidad, edad e Índice de Masa Corporal. Metodología: Estudio experimental realizado en 24 voleibolistas, aleatorizados en dos grupos: (1 12 sujetos (21.3 ± 3.4 años, 75.6 ± 13.9Kg, con aplicación del KT en cuádriceps femoral con tensión; (2 12 sujetos (20.5± 2.9 años, 71.8 ± 6.8 Kg con aplicación del KT en cuádriceps femoral sin tensión. Resultados: Los datos no mostraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la aplicación del KT con y sin tensión; se encontró asociación estadísticamente significativa entre el porcentaje de coordinación y la altura del salto alcanzado en la prueba de Abalakov (p=0,006, cuando el KT tenía tensión y ajustado por edad e IMC. Discusión y conclusiones: La técnica KT no mejora del desempeño del salto en deportistas sanos. No se debería aplicar KT en el cuadríceps femoral con el único objetivo de mejorar el salto en jugadores de voleibol saludables masculinos.

  14. La preactivación neuromuscular durante la maniobra evasiva de salto lateral no se asocia con alteraciones posturales en atletas de ultimate: un estudio transversal

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    Gallo, Jaime Alberto; García, José David; Duque, José Ricardo

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    Introducción Un patrón de preactivación neuromuscular anormal durante la maniobra evasiva de salto lateral (MESL) ha sido relacionado con la lesión del ligamento cruzado anterior. Sin embargo, se desconoce si dicho patrón neuromuscular está asociado con alteraciones posturales y anatómicas. Objetivo Describir la frecuencia del patrón neuromuscular anormal durante la MESL y explorar su asociación con características posturales y anatómicas en deportistas de ultimate. Ma...

  15. Do grande salto para frente à grande fome: China de 1958-1962 From the great leap forward to the great famine: China from 1958 to 1962

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    Shu Chang-Sheng

    2010-01-01

    O Grande Salto para Frente foi um programa econômico e sóciopolítico lançado pelo Presidente Mao Zedong, do Partido Comunista Chinês, entre 1958 e 1960, para transformar a China de um país agrário e atrasado em um país industrial, avançado e verdadeiramente socialista. Por falta de planejamento e coordenação, por causa da resistência dos camponeses e de uma s&ea...

  16. Respuesta psicofisiológica en un salto táctico paracaidista a gran altitud. A propósito de un caso

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    Clemente Suárez, Vicente Javier; Robles Pérez, José Juan; Montáñez Toledo, Pedro

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    El estudio de las diversas facetas del combate a las que el soldado tiene que hacer frente ha sido poco investigado en la literatura científica, aunque en los últimos años varios estudios han mostrado la alta respuesta orgánica del combatiente debido al estrés en situaciones de combate simétrico, asimétrico, a corta distancia y en combate cuerpo a cuerpo, pero sigue sin haber estudios centrados en situaciones límite previas al combate como los saltos paracaidistas, especialmente en s...

  17. Estudio experimental de la influencia del estrato rocoso en la forma del foso de erosión producida por jet en salto de esquí

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    Cid Solé, Jordi

    2004-01-01

    Esta tesina trata sobre la forma del foso de erosión local producida por jet en salto de esquí y la influencia del estrato rocoso sobre ella. En primer lugar se realiza una búsqueda bibliográfica sobre el tema. En segundo lugar se desarrolla un nuevo método de medida en laboratorio del foso de erosión y su duna basado en la fotogrametría, estableciendo los pasos para su realización, el software necesario y la estimación de la magnitud del error. En tercer lugar tratamos la evolución tempor...

  18. Determinación de plaguicidas en la cuenca de Salto Grande : Incidencia de los procesos de potabilización sobre los niveles residuales

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    Los problemas de calidad de agua en los lagos y embalses de Argentina se han incrementado por las actividades agrícolas, deforestación, explotación forestal, cría de animales, actividades mineras, escurrimiento urbano y descargas de aguas residuales no tratadas. La región aledaña al embalse Salto Grande, presenta un importante desarrollo agrícola, donde se utilizan numerosos tipos de plaguicidas. Estos compuestos generan contaminación ambiental, ya sea por deriva y/o acumulación en ...

  19. Alternativa ecológica en la evaluación del salto de longitud de atletas paralímpicos

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    Torralba Jordán, Miguel Ángel; Padullés Riu, José María; Losada López, José Luis; López del Amo, José Luis

    2016-01-01

    Los Juegos Paralímpicos constituyen el máximo exponente a nivel mundial del deporte de competición practicado por personas con discapacidad. En este trabajo exponemos la investigación realizada en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres 2012, analizando las acciones de los atletas ciegos en el salto de longitud. Para la toma de datos se utilizaron 4 cámaras Exilim F1 (Casio, Japan), grabando 2 en alta velocidad (512x384 píxeles a 300 Hz) y 2 en alta definicón (1280x720 pixeles a ...

  20. Adaptaciones a un entrenamiento integrado de fuerza, potencia y propiocepción del tren inferior sobre estabilidad y el salto vertical en baloncesto masculino.

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    Sánchez González, Pedro

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    Introducción: Los jugadores de baloncesto son individuos con características peculiares, en donde, la fuerza, la potencia y la propiocepción son elementos naturales e imprescindibles para el éxito deportivo. Durante la práctica del baloncesto se dan situaciones muy variadas y con repetición de gestos: aceleraciones y desaceleraciones bruscas, desplazamientos laterales, saltos, carreras, etc. La literatura ha demostrado que el aumento de la fuerza y la potencia sobre una estructura anatómica d...

  1. La habilidad motriz del salto en el 2º ciclo de Educación Primaria en Educación Física

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    Padilla San Martín, Carmen

    2013-01-01

    El salto es una habilidad motriz que se puede llevar a cabo en el segundo ciclo de Primaria porque al realizarlos se consigue desarrollar la coordinación, el equilibrio y la fuerza, además de otros factores debido a que lo podemos considerar un movimiento global. También nos sirve para enseñar nuevos patrones de movimiento y crear nuevos enlaces y combinaciones que les serán muy útiles para aprender nuevas formas de moverse y conocerse a ellos mismos y relacionarse con los demás. Grado en ...

  2. Efecto del kinesiotaping con y sin tensión aplicado en cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto en deportistas

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    Mayerly Carolina Anaya

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Estudios previos han encontrado que la técnica del Kinesiotaping (KT reduce la intensidad y duración del dolor y la inflamación, incrementa la fuerza muscular y estabiliza las articulaciones. Sin embargo, poco se conoce sobre su efecto para mejorar las capacidades físicas a través de la estimulación muscular en deportistas. Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto del KT aplicado en el cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto vertical en deportistas sanos, ajustado por el porcentaje de coordinación y elasticidad, edad e Índice de Masa Corporal. Metodología: Estudio experimental realizado en 24 voleibolistas, aleatorizados en dos grupos: (1 12 sujetos (21.3 ± 3.4 años, 75.6 ± 13.9Kg, con aplicación del KT en cuádriceps femoral con tensión; (2 12 sujetos (20.5± 2.9 años, 71.8 ± 6.8 Kg con aplicación del KT en cuádriceps femoral sin tensión. Resultados: Los datos no mostraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la aplicación del KT con y sin tensión; se encontró asociación estadísticamente significativa entre el porcentaje de coordinación y la altura del salto alcanzado en la prueba de Abalakov (p=0,006, cuando el KT tenía tensión y ajustado por edad e IMC. Discusión y conclusiones: La técnica KT no mejora del desempeño del salto en deportistas sanos. No se debería aplicar KT en el cuadríceps femoral con el único objetivo de mejorar el salto en jugadores de voleibol saludables masculinos.

  3. Efecto del kinesiotaping con y sin tensión aplicado en cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto en deportistas

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    Anaya, Mayerly Carolina; Díaz, Ingrid Johanna

    2015-01-01

    Antecedentes: Estudios previos han encontrado que la técnica del Kinesiotaping (KT) reduce la intensidad y duración del dolor y la inflamación, incrementa la fuerza muscular y estabiliza las articulaciones. Sin embargo, poco se conoce sobre su efecto para mejorar las capacidades físicas a través de la estimulación muscular en deportistas. Objetivo: Evaluar el efecto del KT aplicado en el cuadríceps sobre la capacidad de salto vertical en deportistas sanos, ajustado por el porcentaje de coordi...

  4. Erosión en lecho no cohesivo debido al impacto de un chorro a la salida de un vertedero con salto de ski.

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    Minaya Espinoza, Elsa Victoria; Minaya Espinoza, Elsa Victoria

    2005-01-01

    La mayoría de los estudios acerca del proceso de erosión en suelos no cohesivos debido al impacto de un chorro, a la salida de un vertedero de una presa, en el lecho del cuenco son empíricos, debido a la complejidad de los procesos físicos involucrados en este fenómeno. En el presente estudio se ha utilizado un modelo físico consistente en un chorro de agua que sale de un vertedero en rápida con una estructura terminal tipo salto de ski (el ángulo de despegue del ski es de 35º), que ...

  5. Determinación de frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria, lactato deshidrogenasa, creatinkinasa y ácido láctico en caballos durante competencia de salto en la Sabana de Bogotá

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    Paula Andrea Guerrero Nieto

    2009-01-01

    El estudio presenta los primeros resultados de investigación en variables fisiológicas y sus cambios por el ejercicio en equinos en competencia de salto en el país. Se utilizaron 24 ejemplares de las razas Silla Argentina, PSI y mestizo de la Escuela de Equitación del Ejército Nacional de Colombia, que participaron en pruebas de salto (1,10 – 1,20 m) en diferentes centros ecuestres de la Sabana de Bogotá. Se determinó frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria y enzimas musculares (creatinq...

  6. Search Engine Marketing (SEM: Financial & Competitive Advantages of an Effective Hotel SEM Strategy

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    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Search Engine Marketing and Optimization (SEO, SEM are keystones of a hotels marketing strategy, in fact research shows that 90% of travelers start their vacation planning with a Google search. Learn five strategies that can enhance a hotels SEO and SEM strategies to boost bookings.

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    Leora Halpern Lanz

    2015-01-01

    Search Engine Marketing and Optimization (SEO, SEM) are keystones of a hotels marketing strategy, in fact research shows that 90% of travelers start their vacation planning with a Google search. Learn five strategies that can enhance a hotels SEO and SEM strategies to boost bookings.

  8. Partial Least Squares Strukturgleichungsmodellierung (PLS-SEM)

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    Hair, Joseph F.; Hult, G. Tomas M.; Ringle, Christian M.

    einer einheitlichen Fallstudie. Viele Grafiken, Tabellen und Illustrationen erleichtern das Verständnis der PLS-SEM. Zudem werden dem Leser herunterladbare Datensätze, Aufgaben und weitere Fachartikel zur Vertiefung angeboten. Damit eignet sich das Buch hervorragend für Studierende, Forscher und...

  9. Advances in SEM beam micro-irradiation

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    Thomson, I.; Mackay, G.; Haythornthwaite, R.

    1991-03-01

    An instrument designed to measure the dose deposited by the beam under routine irradiation conditions using Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MOSFET) dosimeter cells is described. The dosimeter response is calibrated against various types of radiation sources to enable intercomparisons with Co-60, electrons and protons. The technique enables Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) users to carry out micro-irradiations of operating devices.

  10. Aplicação de um teste de saltos com pesos crescentes para avaliar a relação entre força-velocidade e potência = Application of a Jump test with Increasing Weights to Evaluate the Relation between Strength-Speed and Potency = Aplicación de un Test de Saltos con Pesos Crecientes para Evaluar la Relación entre Fuerza-Velocidad y Potencia.

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    Naclerio Ayllón, Fernando; Rodríguez Romo, Gabriel; Colado, Juan Carlos

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo do estudo foi analisar as diferenças entre as alturas ou potências produzidas em um teste de saltos com pesos crescentes utilizando diferentes porcentagens de uma Repetição Máxima (1RM), assim como identifi car as zonas de pesos onde se alcançam as potências altas e aquelas onde não é possível saltar. Materiais e Métodos: 14 esportistas de diferentes especialidades realizaram um teste de saltos com pesos crescentes, determinando o nível de sobrecarga com base no valor de 1RM, medid...

  11. Bases de Datos Semánticas

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    Irving Caro Fierros

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available En 1992, cuando Tim Berners-Lee dio a conocer la primera  versión  de  la  Web,  su  visión  a  futuro  era  incorporar metadatos  con  información  semántica  en  las  páginas  Web.  Es precisamente   a   principios   de   este   siglo   que   inicia   el   auge repentino  de  la  Web  semántica  en  el  ambiente  académico  e Internet. El modelo de datos semántico se define como un modelo conceptual que permite definir el significado de los datos a través de  sus  relaciones  con  otros.  En  este  sentido,  el  formato  de representación  de  los  datos  es  fundamental  para  proporcionar información de carácter semántico. La tecnología enfocada en las bases de datos semánticas se encuentra actualmente en un punto de  inflexión,  al  pasar  del  ámbito  académico  y  de  investigación  a ser una opción comercial completa. En este artículo se realiza un análisis  del  concepto  de  base  de  datos  semántica.  También  se presenta  un  caso  de  estudio  donde  se  ejemplifican  operaciones básicas  que  involucran  la  gestión  de  la  información  almacenada en este tipo de base de datos.

  12. EFECTO DE DIFERENTES MÉTODOS DE ENTRENAMIENTO DE CONTRASTE PARA LA MEJORA DE LA FUERZA DE IMPULSIÓN EN UN SALTO VERTICAL

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    La finalidad del presente estudio es conocer el efecto de dos tipos de entrenamiento de contraste de fuerza en los que se combinan cargas ligeras (multisaltos con cargas pesadas (sentadillas al 70% del 1RM sobre las distintas manifestaciones de la fuerza dinámica. La muestra seleccionada se extrajo del Ejercito Español de Tierra, divididos en dos grupos experimentales (n=30: 15 en cada grupo, varones, 22 ± 4 años de edad, sin que existiera para ello grupo control. La razón de este diseño, sin grupo control, es porque está suficientemente comprobado por la literatura científica que el entrenamiento de contraste de fuerza produce ganancias significativas en la altura del salto. La variable independiente manipulada es la forma de combinación de las cargas: en el grupo 1 la combinación de cargas se realiza en la misma serie (grupo de contraste en la serie –CSR- y en el grupo 2 la combinación de cargas se realiza en la misma sesión (grupo de contraste en la sesión – CSS-.Por lo tanto, lo que se trata de determinar es qué método de contraste, de los dos empleados, es más eficaz. Procedimiento: Ambos grupos experimentales entrenaron 3 veces a la semana, durante 8 semanas consecutivas. La intensidad del entrenamiento y la carga fue la misma para los dos grupos. Se realizaron controles, mediante una alfombra de contacto, al inicio y en la 4ª y 8ª semana de la experimentación. Se evaluó la altura de salto siguiendo el protocolo de Bosco: salto sin contramomivimiento (SJ, salto con controamovimiento (CMJ, salto sin contramovimiento con el 50% de peso corporal (SJ50, salto sin contramovimiento con el 100% de peso corporal (SJ100 y la fuerza máxima del tren inferior mediante una repetición máxima -1RM en sentadilla-. Resultados: Tras el correspondiente an

  13. Performing probe experiments in the SEM.

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    Peng, L-M; Chen, Q; Liang, X L; Gao, S; Wang, J Y; Kleindiek, S; Tai, S W

    2004-01-01

    A four nanoprobe system has been installed inside a FEI XL30 F scanning electron microscope (SEM), and shown to be fully compatible with the normal functions of the SEM and also a Gatan cold stage (model C1003, -185-400 degrees C). With some selected examples of applications, we have shown that this nanoprobe system may be used effectively for gripping, moving and manipulating nanoobjects, e.g. carbon nanotubes, setting up electric contacts for electronic measurements, tailoring the structure of the nanoobject by cutting, etc. and even for making unexpected nanostructures, e.g. a nanohook. Applications in other areas have also been speculated, limitations or disadvantages of the current design of the probe system were discussed, and methods for possible improvement were suggested.

  14. SEM investigation of heart tissue samples

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    Saunders, R; Amoroso, M [Physics Department, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)

    2010-07-01

    We used the scanning electron microscope to examine the cardiac tissue of a cow (Bos taurus), a pig (Sus scrofa), and a human (Homo sapiens). 1mm{sup 3} blocks of left ventricular tissue were prepared for SEM scanning by fixing in 96% ethanol followed by critical point drying (cryofixation), then sputter-coating with gold. The typical ridged structure of the myofibrils was observed for all the species. In addition crystal like structures were found in one of the samples of the heart tissue of the pig. These structures were investigated further using an EDVAC x-ray analysis attachment to the SEM. Elemental x-ray analysis showed highest peaks occurred for gold, followed by carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium. As the samples were coated with gold for conductivity, this highest peak is expected. Much lower peaks at carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium suggest that a cystallized salt such as a carbonate was present in the tissue before sacrifice.

  15. SEM investigation of heart tissue samples

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    Saunders, R.; Amoroso, M.

    2010-07-01

    We used the scanning electron microscope to examine the cardiac tissue of a cow (Bos taurus), a pig (Sus scrofa), and a human (Homo sapiens). 1mm3 blocks of left ventricular tissue were prepared for SEM scanning by fixing in 96% ethanol followed by critical point drying (cryofixation), then sputter-coating with gold. The typical ridged structure of the myofibrils was observed for all the species. In addition crystal like structures were found in one of the samples of the heart tissue of the pig. These structures were investigated further using an EDVAC x-ray analysis attachment to the SEM. Elemental x-ray analysis showed highest peaks occurred for gold, followed by carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium. As the samples were coated with gold for conductivity, this highest peak is expected. Much lower peaks at carbon, oxygen, magnesium and potassium suggest that a cystallized salt such as a carbonate was present in the tissue before sacrifice.

  16. Bases de Datos Semánticas

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    Irving Caro Fierros; Víctor Hugo Menéndez Domínguez; María Enriqueta Castellanos Bolaños

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    En 1992, cuando Tim Berners-Lee dio a conocer la primera  versión  de  la  Web,  su  visión  a  futuro  era  incorporar metadatos  con  información  semántica  en  las  páginas  Web.  Es precisamente   a   principios   de   este   siglo   que   inicia   el   auge repentino  de  la  Web  semántica  en  el  ambiente  académico  e Internet. El modelo de datos semántico se define como un modelo conceptual que permite definir el significado de los datos a través de  sus  relaciones  con  otros.  E...

  17. Curvelet based offline analysis of SEM images.

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    Full Text Available Manual offline analysis, of a scanning electron microscopy (SEM image, is a time consuming process and requires continuous human intervention and efforts. This paper presents an image processing based method for automated offline analyses of SEM images. To this end, our strategy relies on a two-stage process, viz. texture analysis and quantification. The method involves a preprocessing step, aimed at the noise removal, in order to avoid false edges. For texture analysis, the proposed method employs a state of the art Curvelet transform followed by segmentation through a combination of entropy filtering, thresholding and mathematical morphology (MM. The quantification is carried out by the application of a box-counting algorithm, for fractal dimension (FD calculations, with the ultimate goal of measuring the parameters, like surface area and perimeter. The perimeter is estimated indirectly by counting the boundary boxes of the filled shapes. The proposed method, when applied to a representative set of SEM images, not only showed better results in image segmentation but also exhibited a good accuracy in the calculation of surface area and perimeter. The proposed method outperforms the well-known Watershed segmentation algorithm.

  18. Inventário arbóreo-urbano do município de Salto de Pirapora, SP

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    Daniele Porto Benatti

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo realizar o inventário arbóreo-urbano em 24 bairros do Município de Salto de Pirapora, SP, por meio da avaliação quali-quantitativa. Para tanto, foram obtidas informações relacionadas à: espécie arbórea, situação da copa e do tronco, orientação do tronco, fitossanidade, interceptação das raízes no passeio, necessidade de tratos silviculturais, altura total e altura da primeira bifurcação, assim como características do espaço viário. Foram registrados 868 indivíduos, dos quais 679 foram catalogados em 71 espécies arbóreas. A espécie de maior frequência foi Caesalpinia pluviosa, representando 13,6% do total, seguida de Ficus benjamin (10,4%, Lagerstroemia indica (5,0% e Terminalia catappa (4,8%. Quanto à condição do tronco, 68,8% dos indivíduos arbóreos não apresentaram problemas; 85,7% das árvores observadas possuíam orientação simpodial adequada; poucas árvores apresentavam danos relacionados à fitossanidade que poderiam interferir em sua integridade e, ou, longevidade; 69,6% não interferiam, de forma direta, na calçada; 32,8% das árvores necessitavam de podas por estarem acima da fiação elétrica; 0,5% necessitava de substituição; e 5,7% precisavam ser removidas. Com relação à altura total das árvores, 63,0% apresentavam crescimento menor que 5 m; e 65,3% com altura da primeira bifurcação do tronco inferior a 1,80 m. O Bairro Primavera destacou-se pelo maior número de árvores em sua urbanização. Em contrapartida, o Jardim Amélia apresentou apenas um indivíduo. Dessa forma, observou-se que cada bairro possuía sua particularidade, e ações de manutenção e enriquecimento, tanto relacionadas ao número de espécies quanto à quantidade de indivíduos, deveriam ser consideradas no planejamento urbano-arbóreo daquele município.

  19. Longitudinal processes in Salto Grande reservoir (Americana, SP, Brazil and its influence in the formation of compartment system

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    L. H. ZANATA

    Full Text Available Studies on the longitudinal processes in reservoirs, involving physical, chemical and biological processes have been thoroughly appraised, suggesting the existence of a longitudinal organization controlled by the entrance and circulation of water which inserts modifications in the structuring of the system. To evaluate this effect, the Salto Grande reservoir (Americana, SP was analyzed in 11 sampling stations in its longitudinal axis, in the rainy and dry seasons of 1997 considering the physical chemical and biological variables. Analyzing the results in agreement with the declining concentration degree of the river--barrage direction, a more significant correlation was verified in the dry period for total phosphorus (r² = 0.86, dissolved total phosphate (r² = 0.83, nitrite (r² = 0.93, inorganic phosphate (r² = 0.89, ammonium (r² = 0.84 and suspended material (r² = 0.85. In the rainy period, only nitrite (r² = 0.90 and conductivity (r² = 0.89 presented correlation with the distance of the dam, which demonstrates the effects of precipitation and the operational mechanism of the dam, as well as the distinction among the physical (sedimentation, chemical (oxidation and biological (decomposition processes in spatial heterogeneity of the system. These factors were decisive in the organization of these communities, with higher occurrence of rotifers and copepods in relation to cladocerans, the first ones being more abundant in the entrance of the Atibaia river, decreasing towards the dam direction, while copepods presented an inverse pattern. A distribution pattern similar to Copepoda was also verified for the Cladocera, evidencing a tendency to increase the density of organisms in the stations distant to the entrance of the Atibaia river, not being registered, however, a distribution gradient in the longitudinal axis, as observed for rotifers and copepods. In relation to the trophic degree a longitudinal gradient was also verified from

  20. Longitudinal processes in Salto Grande reservoir (Americana, SP, Brazil and its influence in the formation of compartment system

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    ZANATA L. H.

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    Full Text Available Studies on the longitudinal processes in reservoirs, involving physical, chemical and biological processes have been thoroughly appraised, suggesting the existence of a longitudinal organization controlled by the entrance and circulation of water which inserts modifications in the structuring of the system. To evaluate this effect, the Salto Grande reservoir (Americana, SP was analyzed in 11 sampling stations in its longitudinal axis, in the rainy and dry seasons of 1997 considering the physical chemical and biological variables. Analyzing the results in agreement with the declining concentration degree of the river--barrage direction, a more significant correlation was verified in the dry period for total phosphorus (r² = 0.86, dissolved total phosphate (r² = 0.83, nitrite (r² = 0.93, inorganic phosphate (r² = 0.89, ammonium (r² = 0.84 and suspended material (r² = 0.85. In the rainy period, only nitrite (r² = 0.90 and conductivity (r² = 0.89 presented correlation with the distance of the dam, which demonstrates the effects of precipitation and the operational mechanism of the dam, as well as the distinction among the physical (sedimentation, chemical (oxidation and biological (decomposition processes in spatial heterogeneity of the system. These factors were decisive in the organization of these communities, with higher occurrence of rotifers and copepods in relation to cladocerans, the first ones being more abundant in the entrance of the Atibaia river, decreasing towards the dam direction, while copepods presented an inverse pattern. A distribution pattern similar to Copepoda was also verified for the Cladocera, evidencing a tendency to increase the density of organisms in the stations distant to the entrance of the Atibaia river, not being registered, however, a distribution gradient in the longitudinal axis, as observed for rotifers and copepods. In relation to the trophic degree a longitudinal gradient was also verified from

  1. Relação dos saltos vertical, horizontal e sêxtuplo com a agilidade e velocidade em crianças Relationship of vertical, horizontal and sextuple jumps with agility and speed in children

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    Diogo Henrique Constantino Coledam

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos do presente estudo foram: 1 verificar a relação dos saltos vertical, horizontal e sêxtuplo com a agilidade e velocidade de 5, 10 e 25 m; 2 verificar a capacidade desses saltos em predizer o desempenho da agilidade e velocidade de 5, 10 e 25 m em crianças. Vinte e oito meninos (9,47 ± 0,64 anos e 30 meninas (9,69 ± 0,70 anos foram avaliados. Os valores de correlação entre a agilidade, velocidade de 5, 10 e 25 m foram, respectivamente, r = 0,63, 0,51, 0,44 e 0,64 com o salto vertical, r = 0,68, 0,62, 0,28 e 0,62 com o salto sêxtuplo, e r = 0,60, 0,50, 0,26 e 0,57 com o salto horizontal. O salto vertical e o salto sêxtuplo foram capazes de predizer o desempenho da agilidade e da velocidade de 25 m (p The aim of the present study were: 1 To verify the relationship of vertical, horizontal and sextuple jumps with agility and velocity of 5, 10 and 25 m; 2 To verify the capacity of these jumps to predict the agility and 5, 10 and 25 m velocity performance in children. Twenty eight boys (9.47 ± 0.64 years and thirty girls (9.69 ± 0.70 years were evaluated. The correlation values between agility and velocity on 5, 10 and 25 m velocity were, respectively, r = 0.63, 0.51, 0.44 and 0.64 with vertical jump, r = 0.68, 0.62, 0.28 and 0.62 with sextuple jump, and r = 0.60, 0.50, 0.26 and 0.57 with horizontal jump. The vertical and sextuple jumps were able to predict the agility and 25 m velocity performance (p < 0.05. Furthermore, they demonstrated capacity to predict 5 and 10 m velocity, respectively (p < 0.05. The vertical and sextuple jump tests may be used for assessment and control of training with children practicing activities that require agility and velocity, since both jumps predicted the agility and velocity performance, which did not occur with the horizontal jump.

  2. Modified UMS, Modified SemRep and SemMedDB-UTH | Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR)

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    Modified UMLS, modified SemRep and SemMedDB-UTH – these are resources (UMLS, SemMedDB-UT) and tools (SemRep) created and maintained by National Library of Medicine that we have modified for personalized cancer therapy and returned to the NLM.

  3. O ciberativismo sem bússola

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    Francisco Rüdiger

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    Full Text Available Questiona-se no texto se uma abordagem que, no essencial, relata a trajetória do chamado ciberativismo de acordo com seus próprios termos se justifica academicamente ou, em vez disso, se mantém prisioneira de uma mitologia que o fenômeno, em si mesmo, já construiu e, por isso, autoriza seus sujeitos a dispensarem sem prejuízo eventual contribuição de origem universitária.

  4. Relação entre torque extensor e relação I: Q com salto unipodal triplo horizontal em jogadores profissionais de futebol Relationship between extensor torque and H: Q ratio with triple hop distance in professional soccer players

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    Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: 1 Determinar e comparar o torque extensor, relação I:Q e distância do salto triplo entre os membros; 2 identificar a relação entre o torque extensor e relação I:Q com o desempenho no salto triplo em jogadores profissionais de futebol. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados 21 indivíduos, homens, idade média de 23,2 anos (± 3,6, saudáveis, sem histórico de lesões, praticantes profissionais de futebol. Os atletas foram avaliados em um dinamômetro isocinético nas velocidades de 60, 180 e 300°/s, das quais foram obtidos os picos de torque e calculada a relação I:Q nas três velocidades. Foi realizada também a avaliação funcional por meio do salto unipodal triplo horizontal, e desse foi obtida a distância saltada em metros. RESULTADOS: Não houve diferença entre membros (dominante e não dominante para os testes (p = 0,23. Além disso, foi observada baixa correlação entre o torque extensor e teste funcional nas três velocidades (membro dominante: 60°/s_r = 0,38; 180°/s_r = 0,43*; 300°/s_r = 0,26. Membro não dominante: 60°/s_r = 0,36; 180°/s_r = 0,30; 300°/s_r = 0,48* (*p OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were: 1 to determine and compare the extensor torque, H:Q ratio and triple hop distance in functional test between lower extremities; 2 to identify the relationship between extensor torque and H:Q ratio with the performance in triple hop distance in professional soccer players. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one healthy male professional soccer players, average 23.2 (± 3.6 years old, without history of injury were selected. The athletes were assessed in an isokinetic dynamometer at three angular velocities: 60, 180 and 300°/s, and from this assessment the peak of torque and calculated H:Q ratio at the three velocities were obtained. The triple hop distance was also used to calculate the hopped distance in meters. RESULTS: No significant difference was found between the lower extremities (dominant and non

  5. SEM analysis of weathered grains: Pretreatment effects

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    Cremeens, D. L.; Darmody, R. G.; Jansen, I. J.

    1987-05-01

    Fresh microcline, albite, and almandine, along with soil grains, were treated with various traditional pretreatments prior to observation with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The grains were observed with SEM and given ratings for each of several surface properties to determine which pretreatments produced clean surfaces on soil grains without laboratory-induced damage on the fresh mineral grains. Gentle overnight shaking in 2% sodium bicarbonate at pH 9.5 produced the most effective cleaning of soil grains with the least amount of induced damage to fresh mineral samples. This pretreatment was equivalent to that given the control samples (shaken overnight in distilled water) for observations of etch pits on fresh mineral samples within a 25% equivalence (or negligible difference) interval. Ultrasonification, hydrogen peroxide, and boiling hydrochloric acid caused the most damage to mineral samples, mainly in the form of 0.5-μm etch pits. Boiling hydrochloric acid, boiling nitric acid, and stannous chloride resulted in increased coated surfaces on soil grains.

  6. Comentarios al Salto Social

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    Full Text Available 1. El Plan considera que la política social es un componente central de la estrategia macroeconómica. A diferencia de la administración Gaviria, lo social ha dejado de ser un asunto marginal, es consustancial al desarrollo y, por tanto, se le confiere una dimensión cualitativamente diferente.

  7. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Procedure for HE Powders on a Zeiss Sigma HD VP SEM

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    Zaka, F. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2016-11-15

    This method describes the characterization of inert and HE materials by the Zeiss Sigma HD VP field emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The SEM uses an accelerated electron beam to generate high-magnification images of explosives and other materials. It is fitted with five detectors (SE, Inlens, STEM, VPSE, HDBSD) to enable imaging of the sample via different secondary electron signatures, angles, and energies. In addition to imaging through electron detection, the microscope is also fitted with two Oxford Instrument Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) 80 mm detectors to generate elemental constituent spectra and two-dimensional maps of the material being scanned.

  8. Cinemática del Modelo Técnico de Rendimiento del Salto de Altura en Función de la Edad

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    Bermejo Frutos, Javier

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue analizar la técnica del salto de altura. Se realizó un análisis biomecánico, a través de fotogrametría tridimensional (3D), durante las finales de los Campeonatos de España (2009) de las categorías cadete, junior, y senior. La muestra seleccionada fueron 37 modelos técnicos individuales masculinos (11 de categoría cadete, 13 juniors, y 13 absolutos) y 32 femeninos (11 de categoría cadete, nueve juniors, y 13 absolutos). Estas ejecuciones técnicas comprendían la...

  9. Mosquito-producing containers, spatial distribution, and relationship between Aedes aegypti population indices on the southern boundary of its distribution in South America (Salto, Uruguay).

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    Basso, César; Caffera, Ruben M; García da Rosa, Elsa; Lairihoy, Rosario; González, Cristina; Norbis, Walter; Roche, Ingrid

    2012-12-01

    A study was conducted in the city of Salto, Uruguay, to identify mosquito-producing containers, the spatial distribution of mosquitoes and the relationship between the different population indices of Aedes aegypti. On each of 312 premises visited, water-filled containers and immature Ae. aegypti mosquitoes were identified. The containers were counted and classified into six categories. Pupae per person and Stegomyia indices were calculated. Pupae per person were represented spatially. The number of each type of container and number of mosquitoes in each were analyzed and compared, and their spatial distribution was analyzed. No significant differences in the number of the different types of containers with mosquitoes or in the number of mosquitoes in each were found. The distribution of the containers with mosquito was random and the distribution of mosquitoes by type of container was aggregated or highly aggregated.

  10. Mosquito-Producing Containers, Spatial Distribution, and Relationship between Aedes aegypti Population Indices on the Southern Boundary of its Distribution in South America (Salto, Uruguay)

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    Basso, César; Caffera, Ruben M.; García da Rosa, Elsa; Lairihoy, Rosario; González, Cristina; Norbis, Walter; Roche, Ingrid

    2012-01-01

    A study was conducted in the city of Salto, Uruguay, to identify mosquito-producing containers, the spatial distribution of mosquitoes and the relationship between the different population indices of Aedes aegypti. On each of 312 premises visited, water-filled containers and immature Ae. aegypti mosquitoes were identified. The containers were counted and classified into six categories. Pupae per person and Stegomyia indices were calculated. Pupae per person were represented spatially. The number of each type of container and number of mosquitoes in each were analyzed and compared, and their spatial distribution was analyzed. No significant differences in the number of the different types of containers with mosquitoes or in the number of mosquitoes in each were found. The distribution of the containers with mosquito was random and the distribution of mosquitoes by type of container was aggregated or highly aggregated. PMID:23128295

  11. Afasia global sem hemiparesia: relato de caso

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    MARCUS TULIUS TEIXEIRA DA SILVA; JOSÉ LUÍS DE SÁ CAVALCANTI; DENISE MADEIRA MOREIRA

    2000-01-01

    Afasia global geralmente é acompanhada por hemiparesia direita devido à extensão da lesão subjacente. Recentemente têm sido registrados na literatura casos em que tal síndrome ou não se acompanha do déficit motor ou este é apenas transitório, sendo esta condição conhecida como afasia global sem hemiparesia (AGSH). Relatamos caso de AGSH devido a infarto cerebral embólico cardiogênico, corroborando a tese de que esta condição pode ter valor preditivo para o diagnóstico de infartos embólicos.Sy...

  12. In-situ SEM electrochemistry and radiolysis

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    Møller-Nilsen, Rolf Erling Robberstad; Norby, Poul

    (EIS) measurements between two electrodes when irradiating at an average intensity of 6 MGy/s indicate that the conductivity may be at least 200 μS/cm, two orders of magnitude higher than what would be expected from H+ alone. Finally, the radiolytic yield of copper is measured by gradually increasing...... the radiation intensity until copper precipitated. Based on the amount of backscattered electrons it has been possible to quantify the amount of reduced copper, resulting in an average radiolytic yield per 100 eV of deposited energy (g-value) of 0.05, lower than the value of 4.4 seen in pulse radiolysis...... experiments. During the course of these studies it has also been possible to improve on the EC-SEM system. This has resulted in pyrolysed carbon electrodes, which offer the benefit of stability at 0.75 V higher potentials than traditional gold thin-film electrodes. With the quantitative insight...

  13. Sem analysis zirconia-ceramic adhesion interface

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    CARDELLI, P.; VERTUCCI, V.; MONTANI, M.; ARCURI, C.

    2015-01-01

    SUMMARY Objectives Modern dentistry increasingly tends to use materials aesthetically acceptable and biomimetic. Among these are zirconia and ceramics for several years, a combination that now has becoming synonym of aesthetic; however, what could be the real link between these two materials and especially its nature, remains a controversial topic debated in the literature. The aim of our study was to “underline” the type of bonding that could exist between these materials. Materials and methods To investigate the nature of this bond we used a SEM microscopy (Zeiss SUPRA 25). Different bilaminar specimens: “white” zirconia Zircodent® and ceramic “Noritake®”, after being tested with loading test in bending (three-point-bending) and FEM analysis, were analyzed by SEM. Fragments’ analysis in closeness of the fracture’s point has allowed us to be able to “see” if at large magnifications between these two materials, and without the use of linear, could exist a lasting bond and the possible type of failure that could incur. Results From our analysis of the specimens’ fragments analyzed after test Equipment, it is difficult to highlight a clear margin and no-adhesion zones between the two materials, although the analysis involving fragments adjacent to the fracture that has taken place at the time of Mechanical test Equipment. Conclusions According to our analysis and with all the clarification of the case, we can assume that you can obtain a long and lasting bond between the zirconia and ceramics. Agree to the data present in the literature, we can say that the type of bond varies according to the type of specimens and of course also the type of failure. In samples where the superstructure envelops the ceramic framework Zirconium we are in the presence of a cohesive failure, otherwise in a presence of adhesive failure. PMID:27555905

  14. The luminal surface of thyroid cysts in SEM

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    1978-01-01

    Four of the five kinds of cells constituting the walls of thyroid cysts can be identified in the SEM. These are cuboidal cells, mucous cells, cells with large granules and ciliated cells. A correlation between SEM and TEM observations is attempted.......Four of the five kinds of cells constituting the walls of thyroid cysts can be identified in the SEM. These are cuboidal cells, mucous cells, cells with large granules and ciliated cells. A correlation between SEM and TEM observations is attempted....

  15. Coleópteros acuáticos y semiacuáticos del Parque Provincial Salto Encantado y Valle del Cuñá Pirú (Misiones, Argentina Aquatic and semiaquatic Coleoptera from Salto Encantado y Valle del Cuñá Pirú Provincial Park (Misiones, Argentina

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    Liliana A. Fernández

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la recolección de coleópteros acuáticos y semiacuáticos del Parque Provincial Salto Encantado y Valle del Cuñá Pirú, con el objeto de contribuir al conocimiento de la biodiversidad del área protegida mencionada, de la provincia de Misiones. Los sitios de muestreo incluyeron ambientes lóticos y lénticos. Se registraron 74 especies de coleópteros, distribuidas en 44 géneros y 14 familias: Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Staphylinidae, Scirtidae, Psephenidae, Limnichidae, Lutrochidae, Dryopidae y Elmidae. Se mencionan nuevas citas para la provincia y para la Argentina, así como la presencia de especies nuevas para la ciencia.This paper presents a list of aquatic and semiaquatic Coleoptera collected during a biodiversity study carried out in Salto Encantado and Valle del Cuñá Pirú Provincial Park. This study aims to improve the knowledge of this protected area located in Misiones Province. Permanent and semi-permanent lotic and lentic habitats were sampled. Seventy-four species of beetles in 44 genera and 14 families were recorded: Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Staphylinidae, Scirtidae, Psephenidae, Limnichidae, Lutrochidae, Dryopidae and Elmidae. New records for the province and for Argentina are listed, and the presence of new species is mentioned.

  16. EVALUACIÓN DEL RIESGO DE CONTAMINACIÓN POR METAMIDOFOS EN LA MICROCUENCA EL SALTO DEL MUNICIPIO DE EL SANTUARIO, ANTIOQUIA

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    David Horacio Ramírez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo de investigación, que se desarrolló en la microcuenca El Salto del municipio de El Santuario, se estimó la presencia del Metamidofos, en plantas de repollo (Brassica oleraceae y en el suelo y su riesgo de contaminación en aguas para el consumo humano. En el repollo el nivel de concentración del Metamidofos sobrepasó los límites máximos permisibles establecidos para esta planta por el Codex Alimentarius; en el suelo no se encontraron residuos del producto, pero sí en el agua de escorrentía y en dos sitios del cauce de la quebrada El Salto localizados aguas arriba de la bocatoma del acueducto municipal; no se detectó Metamidofos en la muestra de agua de la bocatoma del acueducto ni en la red de distribución del acueducto municipal. En la estimación cualitativa del riesgo de contaminación se utilizaron como variables de vulnerabilidad y amenaza la precipitación, la escorrentía, el coeficiente de escorrentía, el tiempo de concentración, la erosión, algunas propiedades físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo y la pendiente de los terrenos. Se observó que el riesgo se presenta por la alta cantidad de insecticida utilizado y su frecuencia de utilización, que se incrementa según la distribución e intensidad de las lluvias y del potencial de erosión y este, a su vez, por el uso y manejo no adecuado del suelo. En la parcela experimental y en un terreno aledaño sembrado con pasto kikuyo (Pennisetum clandestinum, se calculó la población por unidad de área de la lombriz de tierra (Lumbricus terrestris. La ausencia de este organismo en la parcela cultivada con repollo (Brassica oleraceae se puede considerar como indicador biológico por la contaminación de este insecticida en el suelo.This investigation was done in El Salto watershed basin located in the municipality of El Santuario. It was examined the presence of Metamidofos in plants of cabbage, in soils, with risk of contamination in waters for the human

  17. A avaliação do método “Salto Triplo” aplicado a estudantes do curso de Medicina

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    Isaac Farias Cansanção

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The present article aims to report an experience of tutors in performing a triple jump by evaluating the methodology of Problem-Based Learning (PBL in a group of 37 students of the second period of a medical school of the Federal University of São Francisco Valley - UNIVASF, campus Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brazil.The "triple jump" occurred in a daylight period, and was divided into three tutorial groups of nine students, a group of ten students and eight tutors. The problem situation was prepared by the tutors involved and all students were previously informed about the methodology applied. The assessment was divided into three stages (1-presentation of the problem; 2- individualized study; 3- Oral Presentation. In the end of the triple jump , it was applied an evaluative questionnaire and the 27 students had consented previously to fill them out. The students who participated in this application were able to quickly identify the learning objectives (94.6%. However, a small part of the participants (about 5% suggested modifications on the time used to complete all the steps of the “Triple Jump”.The reported experience consolidate this evaluative tool has formative character and effective way in the measuring the teaching-learning process of students in health care in PBL methodby improving their educational background. O presente artigo tem como objetivo relatar a experiência vivenciada por tutores na realização de um salto triplo avaliando a metodologia de Aprendizagem Baseada em Problemas (ABP em um grupo de 37 estudantes do segundo período do curso de medicina da Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco-UNIVASF, campus de Paulo Afonso, Bahia, Brasil. O “salto triplo” ocorreu em um período diurno, e foi dividida em três grupos de tutoria de nove alunos, um grupo com dez alunos e oito docentes. A situação-problema foi elaborada pelos tutores envolvidos e todos os estudantes foram previamente informados sobre a metodologia

  18. Rapid evaluation of particle properties using inverse SEM simulations

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    Bekar, Kursat B.; Miller, Thomas M.; Patton, Bruce W.; Weber, Charles F.

    2017-09-01

    The characteristic X-rays produced by the interactions of the electron beam with the sample in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) are usually captured with a variable-energy detector, a process termed energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). The purpose of this work is to exploit inverse simulations of SEM-EDS spectra to enable rapid determination of sample properties, particularly elemental composition. This is accomplished using penORNL, a modified version of PENELOPE, and a modified version of the traditional Levenberg-Marquardt nonlinear optimization algorithm, which together is referred to as MOZAIK-SEM. The overall conclusion of this work is that MOZAIK-SEM is a promising method for performing inverse analysis of X-ray spectra generated within a SEM. As this methodology exists now, MOZAIK-SEM has been shown to calculate the elemental composition of an unknown sample within a few percent of the actual composition.

  19. Rapid evaluation of particle properties using inverse SEM simulations

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    Bekar, Kursat B [ORNL; Miller, Thomas Martin [ORNL; Patton, Bruce W [ORNL; Weber, Charles F [ORNL

    2017-01-01

    The characteristic X-rays produced by the interactions of the electron beam with the sample in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) are usually captured with a variable-energy detector, a process termed energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). The purpose of this work is to exploit inverse simulations of SEM-EDS spectra to enable rapid determination of sample properties, particularly elemental composition. This is accomplished using penORNL, a modified version of PENELOPE, and a modified version of the traditional Levenberg Marquardt nonlinear optimization algorithm, which together is referred to as MOZAIK-SEM. The overall conclusion of this work is that MOZAIK-SEM is a promising method for performing inverse analysis of X-ray spectra generated within a SEM. As this methodology exists now, MOZAIK-SEM has been shown to calculate the elemental composition of an unknown sample within a few percent of the actual composition.

  20. Pastura natural de salto (Uruguay: relación con la variabilidad climática y análisis de contextos futuros de cambio climático Natural pasture in salto (Uruguay: relationship with climate variability and analysis in the context of future climate change

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    María Laura Bettolli

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se evaluó objetivamente la relación entre la variabilidad del rendimiento de la pastura en el departamento de Salto (Uruguay y la variabilidad climática. Se analizaron también las posibles implicancias del cambio climático futuro. Se utilizaron datos diarios y mensuales de la estación meteorológica Salto en el período 1961-1990 y un registro de datos experimentales de crecimiento de pastura en el período 1980-1994. Adicionalmente, se emplearon salidas diarias de reanálisis del NCEP y de los Modelos de Circulación General HadCM3 y CSIRO-Mk2 para los escenarios A2 y B2. Las correlaciones simples entre las variables climáticas y la pastura confirmaron en términos cuantitativos la sensibilidad de la pastura a la variabilidad climática, explicando entre el 20% y 58% de la varianza en los rendimientos. Las mayores asociaciones se encontraron en otoño (principalmente con las variables relacionadas con la precipitación y verano. En invierno no se observaron asociaciones significativas. El efecto conjunto de las variables climáticas explicó entre el 36% y 86% de la variabilidad en el crecimiento de la pastura. Para los escenarios estudiados, los incrementos proyectados en las temperaturas mínima y máxima permitirían reducir las probabilidades de ocurrencia de temperaturas por debajo del umbral mínimo considerado para la pastura (10ºC y aumentar las probabilidades de estrés térmico durante el verano. La precipitación presentaría incrementos que podrían aumentar la incidencia de excedentes hídricos en invierno. Los incrementos proyectados para el verano no compensarían los aumentos de la demanda hídrica atmosférica por mayores temperaturas.This work aimed to evaluate the relationship between natural pasture yield and climate variability in the district of Salto (Uruguay, and to analyze the possible implications of future climate change. Daily and monthly data from Salto meteorological station for the period

  1. Identidades naufragadas: o impacto das organizações na (reconstrução do universo simbólico dos ribeirinhos de Salto Santiago Shipwrecked identities: the impact of organizations in the symbolic universe (reconstruction of riparian people from Salto Santiago

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    Adriana Vinholi Rampazo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Para a construção da Usina Hidrelétrica Salto Santiago, localizada na região centro-sul do Paraná na década de 1970, foi necessário deslocar os ribeirinhos que ali viviam para dar lugar ao seu reservatório. Este artigo tem por objetivo analisar o papel de diferentes organizações na (reconstrução da identidade dos ribeirinhos deslocados compulsoriamente de seus territórios para dar lugar a esse reservatório. Para tanto, leva-se em conta que a identidade é construída e reconstruída dentro do espaço social a partir do desejo do Outro que, ao ser reconhecido pelo sujeito como legítimo, internaliza suas práticas, ações e visão de mundo e, portanto, seu habitus. Em termos metodológicos, foi conduzido um estudo qualitativo que envolveu levantamento documental e entrevistas semiestruturadas utilizando as técnicas da história oral com os ribeirinhos e com os representantes das principais organizações presentes hoje no local. Os dados coletados foram interpretados a partir das regras da hermenêutica filosófica de Gadamer, interligando o individual ao geral, e vice-versa, assim como o objetivo com o subjetivo. Por fim, em termos de conclusões, com base na história contada pelos ribeirinhos e pelos representantes das organizações pesquisadas, mostra-se como se deu a (reconstrução das identidades dos ribeirinhos naquele espaço. Assim, foi possível constatar como a construção da Usina Salto Santiago e o consequente deslocamento de parte dos ribeirinhos produziu, devido à entrada de novas organizações naquele território, modificações em suas identidades.For constructing the Salto Santiago Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at the central-southern state of Parana, Brazil, in the 1970s, there was a need to displace the riparian people who lived there to make way for the reservoir. This paper aims to analyze the role of different organizations in the identity (reconstruction of the riparian people compulsorily

  2. Aprovechamiento del salto de Bourg-Lés-Valence. La Presa de la Roche de Glun-Drôme – Francia

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    Française d´Enterprise, Compagnie

    1971-05-01

    Full Text Available To take the fullest advantage of the hydroelectric and agricultural usefulness of the Rhône, the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône has divided the river into a number of sections, and these have been separately developed. The hydraulic gradient at La Roche de Glun, at the end of the central section, involves a hydraulic system consisting of a reservoir, a dam and dykes, a canal, a power station, an overflow canal and drainage works in the , surrounding zones. This project has been carried out by the Compagnie Française d'Enterprises.Para explotar al máximo las posibilidades hidroeléctricas y agrícolas del Ródano, la Compagnie Nationale du Rhône ha dividido dicho río en una serie de tramos para proceder a su distribución. El salto de La Roche de Glun, último del tramo central, forma un complejo hidráulico que consta de: un embalse cerrado por diques, una presa, un canal de alimentación, una central, una esclusa, un canal de descarga y unas obras anejas de drenaje para evitar inundaciones en las ciudades próximas. Las obras han sido realizadas por la Compagnie Française d'Entreprises.

  3. Diet and trophic ecomorphology of the silverside, Odontesthes bonariensis, of the Salto Caxias reservoir, rio Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil

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    Fernanda Aparecida da Silva Cassemiro

    Full Text Available This study aims to analyze the diet and trophic ecomorphology of Odontesthes bonariensis, relating these features with species' abundance in the natural environment and in the Salto Caxias reservoir (at Iguaçu river after the reservoir's formation. The samples were carried out before (from March 1997 to February 1998- pre and after (from October 1998 to February 2001 - post 1 and 2 the damming. The stomach contents of 218 individuals were analyzed by occurrence and volumetric methods. O. bonariensis' diet is based on insects, scales, plants and detritus. Microcrustaceans (Cladocera and Copepoda were the main items, allowing the characterization of the species as zooplanktivore. The species has a superior position and protractible mouth, with small teeth, creating a serrated pattern, uniformly lined side by side. There are many gill rakers, that are long and close together (typical of filtering fishes; the stomach is ill defined and the intestine is short. There was a gradual increase of O. bonariensis' abundance during the period of field study, mainly after the second year of damming. This fact seems to be closely related with the high abundance and availability of zooplankton in the dammed environment, and also with the ability of the species to exploit this resource.

  4. Valuación con opciones reales de proyectos con flujos correlacionados con fundamentales económicos y con saltos extremos Viabilidad del caso COMERCI UCB

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    Sergio Mendoza Sandoval

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo extiende el método de flujos de efectivo desconta - dos para valuar proyectos de inversión a través de la incorpo - ración de opciones reales. Se supone que los flujos de efectivo generados por la empresa están correlacionados con fundamen - tales macroeconómicos, particularmente con la tasa de interés; asimismo, se supone que presentan saltos cuyo tamaño está dado por una distribución de valores extremos. Estos flujos son vistos como un portafolio de opciones reales, que surgen de un proceso de optimización dinámica estocástica donde el inversionista (el empresario busca maximizar su utilidad total descontada, sujeto a la riqueza que posee. Esta riqueza incluye el proyecto de inversión, un bono libre de riesgo de incumpli - miento y un conjunto de opciones reales asociadas al proyecto.

  5. AJUSTE DE ECUACIONES DE BIOMASA PARA Pinus durangensis (Martínez M. EN LA REGIÓN DE EL SALTO, DURANGO

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    E. Montes de Oca-Cano

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue ajustar ecuaciones lineales y no lineales para estimar biomasa por componente de hojas, ramas, fuste y total, para árboles con edades entre tres y diez años, en la región de El Salto, Dgo. Los resultados indican que las ecuaciones se ajustan mejor a nivel individual, el componente total muestra los mejores estadísticos de ajuste, mientras que las mayores variaciones se detectan en las ramas y en el fuste. Adicionalmente se analizan porcentajes de biomasa por componente donde se observa que el fuste aporta 46.9 % de la biomasa, las hojas 35.6 % y las ramas solamente 17.3 % de la biomasa total. Así mismo, dentro del rango de edad analizado, la biomasa en el fuste aumenta anualmente 2.96 %; la biomasa en las hojas disminuye 3.13 % y la biomasa en las ramas aumenta 0.17 %.

  6. Web semántica y servicios web semanticos

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    Marquez Solis, Santiago

    2007-01-01

    Des d'aquest TFC volem estudiar l'evolució de la Web actual cap a la Web Semàntica. Desde este TFC queremos estudiar la evolución de la Web actual hacia la Web Semántica. From this Final Degree Project we want to study the evolution of the current Web to the Semantic Web.

  7. Using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to predict use of ...

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    subsequently the use of VCT services are generally lacking. We employed Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) ... Voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), Structural equation modelling (SEM), AMOS program Introduction ..... similar to those reported in hospital or satellite. (stand-alone) VCT centres, we feel that our findings.

  8. Influência de implementos para o tornozelo nas respostas biomecânicas do salto e aterrissagem no basquete Influencia de los implementos para el tobillo en las respuestas biomecanicas del salto y el aterrizaje en el basquetbol Influence of ankle devices in the jump and landing biomechanical responses in basketball

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    Isabel de C.N. Sacco

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS E OBJETIVO: O segmento mais freqüentemente lesado no basquetebol é o tornozelo, sendo a entorse por inversão a lesão mais comum. Para evitá-la, é comum o uso de implementos. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a força reação do solo (FRS em jogadores de basquete durante execução do salto em três situações: uso de tênis, bandagem e tênis, e tênis e órtese tipo Aircast. MÉTODOS: Oito atletas foram analisados durante o salto, através de uma plataforma de força, nas três situações citadas, para análise das componentes vertical e horizontal médio-lateral da FRS. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: Não houve diferença estatística significativa entre as três situações na componente vertical da FRS durante o salto, embora o uso de bandagem tenda a apresentar, na impulsão, maiores valores do pico de força vertical (3,10 ± 0,46PC; 3,01 ± 0,39PC; 3,03 ± 0,41PC e do gradiente de crescimento (GC (12,33 ± 12,21PC; 8,16 ± 3,89PC; 8,46 ± 3,85PC, e durante a aterrissagem, menores valores de pico de força vertical (5,18 ± 1,35PC; 5,56 ± 1,31PC; 5,49 ± 1,44PC e do GC (88,83 ± 33,85PC; 95,63 ± 42,64PC; 94,53 ± 31,69PC. Durante a impulsão, a força medial do salto com Aircast foi significativamente menor que com tênis (p = 0,0249 e apresentou valor semelhante ao do uso da bandagem, enquanto a força lateral foi significativamente maior com a bandagem do que com tênis (p = 0,0485 e tendeu a ser maior do que o Aircast. Na aterrissagem o componente médio-lateral da FRS ficou inalterado nas três situações. Concluiu-se que a bandagem potencializou a força direcionada ao salto vertical durante a impulsão, porém não estabilizou tanto quanto o Aircast os movimentos de inversão e eversão do pé. Durante a aterrissagem, os implementos não foram efetivos para reduzir a força médio-lateral, mas com a bandagem, houve um tempo maior para absorção do impacto.FUNDAMENTOS Y OBJETIVO: EL segmento mas frecuentemente

  9. Automated CD-SEM metrology for efficient TD and HVM

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    Starikov, Alexander; Mulapudi, Satya P.

    2008-03-01

    CD-SEM is the metrology tool of choice for patterning process development and production process control. We can make these applications more efficient by extracting more information from each CD-SEM image. This enables direct monitors of key process parameters, such as lithography dose and focus, or predicting the outcome of processing, such as etched dimensions or electrical parameters. Automating CD-SEM recipes at the early stages of process development can accelerate technology characterization, segmentation of variance and process improvements. This leverages the engineering effort, reduces development costs and helps to manage the risks inherent in new technology. Automating CD-SEM for manufacturing enables efficient operations. Novel SEM Alarm Time Indicator (SATI) makes this task manageable. SATI pulls together data mining, trend charting of the key recipe and Operations (OPS) indicators, Pareto of OPS losses and inputs for root cause analysis. This approach proved natural to our FAB personnel. After minimal initial training, we applied new methods in 65nm FLASH manufacture. This resulted in significant lasting improvements of CD-SEM recipe robustness, portability and automation, increased CD-SEM capacity and MT productivity.

  10. Control de la carga de entrenamiento a través del CMJ en pruebas de velocidad y saltos para optimizar el rendimiento deportivo en atletismo

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    P. Jiménez-Reyes

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la dosificación de la carga siempre ha suscitado controversias y no está resuelta cuál es la carga óptima de entrenamiento para alcanzar el mayor rendimiento. La mayoría de estudios analizan los efectos agudos del entrenamiento y las relaciones entre las variables del entrenamiento de manera sincrónica, sin que exista, en muchos casos, una evidencia científica sobre las cargas más adecuadas y su efecto en el rendimiento. Nuestro objetivo fue proporcionar una información relevante y útil para poder controlar y organizar el entrenamiento de manera racional en atletismo, obteniendo una información más completa y real de los efectos del proceso de entrenamiento. Participaron 24 sujetos que realizaron un seguimiento del control del entrenamiento a través del "Salto con Contramovimiento" (CMJ y la carga de entrenamiento durante 71 semanas. Destacamos la evolución del CMJ y la carga de entrenamiento en las cuatro semanas previas a la competición en la que se obtenía el mejor rendimiento durante las 71 semanas de seguimiento. En conclusión, si se realiza un exhaustivo control de la carga de entrenamiento y su relación con el rendimiento físico y deportivo, permitiría ajustar las cargas de entrenamiento adecuadamente, proporcionando una información relevante y útil para poder organizar el entrenamiento de manera racional.

  11. The use of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) in Capital Structure ...

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    analytic structural equation modelling (SEM) methodology. ... Consistent with the dominant theory, the findings of this study are that non-debt tax shields, business risk and probability of bankruptcy are negatively related to gearing, while tangibility, ...

  12. semPLS: Structural Equation Modeling Using Partial Least Squares

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    Armin Monecke

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Structural equation models (SEM are very popular in many disciplines. The partial least squares (PLS approach to SEM offers an alternative to covariance-based SEM, which is especially suited for situations when data is not normally distributed. PLS path modelling is referred to as soft-modeling-technique with minimum demands regarding mea- surement scales, sample sizes and residual distributions. The semPLS package provides the capability to estimate PLS path models within the R programming environment. Different setups for the estimation of factor scores can be used. Furthermore it contains modular methods for computation of bootstrap confidence intervals, model parameters and several quality indices. Various plot functions help to evaluate the model. The well known mobile phone dataset from marketing research is used to demonstrate the features of the package.

  13. Evolución y relación de la capacidad de salto y amortiguación en gimnastas de rítmica de alto nivel

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    Grande Rodriguez, Ignacio; Sampedro Molinuevo, Javier; Rivilla García, Jesús; Bofill Rodenas, Ana; Hontoria Galan, Monica

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    La capacidad de salto (Di Cagno et al., 2008; Ferro, 1998; Ferro et al., 1999; Grande et al, 2009; Hutchinson et al., 1998; Kums et al., 2005; Miletíc, Sekulic & Wolf-Cvitak, 2004; Pérez-Gómez at al., 2006; Yi & Kwon, 2005). y amortiguación (Sabick et al., 2006; Mills et al., 2008; Mills et al., 2009) ha sido evaluada en gimnastas. Todas las gimnastas del equipo nacional senior de GR (n=8) fueron evaluadas en dos ocasiones durante el proceso de preparación del campeonato del Mundo de 200...

  14. Biomechanical analysis of countermovement jump in people with cerebral palsy Análisis biomecánico del salto vertical con contramovimiento en personas con parálisis cerebral

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    K. Gianikellis

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    The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the patterns of the developed ground reaction forces in the two – legged countermovement jumping, performed by persons affected by tetraparesis with ataxia, tetraparesis with athetosis, tetraparesis with spasticity, diplegia with spasticity, right and left hemiplegia and, finally, right and left hemiparesis. After twenty subjects jumped on the surface of a force plate analysis of the ground reaction force – time trend took place. The obtained results confirm the accomplishment of the biomechanical principle of the initial force as in the case of persons not affected by neurological disorders. Finally the calculated ratio between the breaking impulse and the acceleration impulse is very near to optimum values.
    KEY WORDS: cerebral palsy, biomechanics, countermovement jump.

     

    El valor óptimo del impulso de aceleración en el salto vertical con contra -movimiento, es aproximadamente tres veces superior al impulso de “frenaje”. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido investigar el modo de actuación de la cadena biocinemática del tren inferior en el salto vertical con contra -movimiento para personas afectadas por parálisis cerebral, concretamente, tetraparesia con ataxia, tetraparesia con atetosis, tetraparesia con espasticidad, diplegia con espasticidad, hemiplegia izquierda y derecha, y finalmente, hemiparesia izquierda y derecha. Para ello, se han analizado las fuerzas de reacción de veintitrés sujetos que han realizado saltos con contramovimiento sobre una plataforma de fuerzas. El hallazgo de un valor medio de la ratio entre el impulso de “frenaje” y el de aceleración muy próximo al valor teórico para los veintitrés sujetos con diferentes síntomas de parálisis cerebral, confirma el principio de la fuerza inicial mientras que el alto coeficiente de variación de los parámetros utilizados en este estudio confirma la esperada

  15. Evaluación de la capacidad de salto y estado ponderal en estudiantes de danza clásica de la escuela del Teatro Colón en Buenos Aires

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    Eduardo Bazán, Nelio; Bruzzese, Martín Fernando; Laiño, Fernando A.; Ghioldi, Marcelo; Santa María, Claudio

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    Introducción El objetivo fue estudiar la capacidad de salto, el peso corporal y la talla, en estudiantes de la escuela de danza clásica del Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires.Material y métodos Cincuenta estudiantes femeninos (10 a 21 años) y 16 masculinos (10 a 26 años). Variables: estatura (m), peso (kg), índice de masa corporal, altura (cm) del squat jump (SJ) y countermouvement jump (CMJ), índice de elasticidad (IE) (%).Resultados Bajo peso 38% de mujeres y 6,3% de varones. En mujeres, se ejecu...

  16. Importancia de la velocidad de salida del balón y de la precisión como parámetros de eficacia en el lanzamiento en salto a distancia en balonmano

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    Párraga Montilla, Juan A.; Párraga Montilla, Juan A.; Oña Sicilia, Antonio

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    En este estudio se analiza la velocidad de salida del balón y la precisión, en su localización en la portería, como parámetros determinantes de la eficacia del lanzamiento en salto a distancia a en balonmano. Se realiza un estudio fotogramétrico bidimensional (2D) para calcular la velocidad del balón, en el momento de perder contacto con la mano ejecutora, y se contrastan los resultados con los obtenidos en estudios similares. Igualmente, se analiza la precisión del balón teniendo en cuenta q...

  17. O papel da Crabi no assentamento dos ribeirinhos atingidos pela construção da hidrelétrica de Salto Caxias no estado do Paraná El papel del Crabi en el asentamiento de los ribereños afectados por la construcción de la represa de Salto Caxias en el estado de Paraná The role of the Crabi riverine settlement of affected by the construction of the dam of Salto Caxias in the state of Paraná

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    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo discutir a forma com que o movimento social Comissão Regional dos Atingidos por Barragens do Rio Iguaçu (Crabi atuou no assentamento dos sujeitos deslocados pela construção da hidrelétrica de Salto Caxias. Mediante entrevistas e dados secundários foi investigada a ampla participação da população neste movimento, o que se refletiu em melhores condições para o assentamento. O senso de luta coletiva fomentado pela criação e mobilização da Crabi permeou os processos de reconstrução da vida dos sujeitos deslocados pela Usina, e a efetiva participação deles fez com que fossem conquistadas melhores condições de enfrentamento da situação vivida.Este artículo tiene como objetivo discutir cómo el movimiento social Comisión Regional de los Atingidos por Presas del río Iguazú (Crabi se presentó en el asentamiento de personas desplazadas por la construcción de la represa de Salto Caxias. A través de entrevistas y datos secundarios se determinó la amplia participación de la gente en este movimiento, que se tradujo en mejores condiciones para el asentamiento. El sentido de la lucha colectiva fomentado la creación y movilización de Crabi impregnaba el proceso de reconstrucción de las vidas de las personas desplazadas por la presa, con la participación efectiva de ellos conquistaron mejor posición para hacer frente a la situación vivenciada.This article aims to discuss how the social movement Regional Commission of Dam Iguassu River (Crabi served on the settlement of individuals displaced by the construction of the dam of Salto Caxias. Through interviews and secondary data we investigated the wide participation of the people in this movement, which resulted in better conditions for settlement. The sense of collective struggle fostered the creation and mobilization of Crabi permeated the process of rebuilding the lives of individuals displaced by the plant, with the effective participation of

  18. New optical metrology for masks: range and accuracy rivals SEM

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    Cottle, Rand; Fiekowsky, Peter; Hung, C. C.; Lin, Sheng-che

    2001-09-01

    Metrology is essential to success in all manufacturing processes. In microlithography metrology techniques have begun to shift from optical to SEM. In this paper we compare the capabilities of the new Flux-Area optical technique and of SEM techniques. SEM measurement has been increasing in mask shops because of the higher resolution it provides, despite disadvantages including damage to masks, charging effects, and inability to operate with pellicles. Optical measurements of photomasks are preferred because they are performed with light, in transmission. The success of virtual stepper software, which uses optical images in simulating stepper output, has demonstrated that optical images contain sufficient information to predict the results of even subwavelength lithography. Flux-Area measurement allows optical instruments to accurately measure features as small as (lambda) /6, or 0.08 (mu) using visible light (Fiekowsky and Selassie, 1999). It also allows the measurement of Optical Dimensions. This is the width of a line defined by the flux of light it transmits to the objective lens. In this study Flux-Area measurements of linewidths and contact are compared to SEM measurements and DUV AIMS microscope images. Results show that Flux-Area measurements are linear down to the smallest lines and holes tested, 0.23 (mu) and 0.4(mu) respectively. Thus the Flux-Area technique provides a practical alternative to SEM for metrology on current and future generation photomasks.

  19. Statistical measure for the sharpness of SEM images

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    Zhang, Nien-Fan; Postek, Michael T., Jr.; Larrabee, Robert D.; Vladar, Andras E.; Keery, William J.; Jones, Samuel N.

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    Fully automated or semi-automated scanning electron microscopes (SEM) are now commonly used in semiconductor production and other forms of manufacturing. Testing and proving that the instrument is performing at a satisfactory level of sharpness is an important aspect of quality control. The application of Fourier analysis techniques to the analysis of SEM images is useful methodology for sharpness measurement. In this paper, a statistical measure known as the multivariate kurtosis, is proposed as a useful measure of the sharpness of SEM images. Kurtosis is designed to be a measure of the degree of departure of a probability distribution from the Gaussian distribution. It is a function of both the fourth and the second moments of a probability distribution. For selected SEM images, the two- dimensional spatial Fourier transforms were computed. Then the bivariate kurtosis of this Fourier transform was calculated as though it were a probability distribution, and that kurtosis evaluated as a characterization tool. Kurtosis has the distinct advantage that it is a parametric measure and is sensitive to the presence of the high spatial frequencies necessary for acceptable levels of sharpness. The applications of this method to SEM metrology will be discussed.

  20. Prediction of vertical jump height. Role of mechanical impulse and leg muscle mass Predicción de la altura de salto vertical. Importancia del impulso mecánico y de la masa muscular de las extremidades inferiores

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    The aim of this study was to find out if it is possible to predict the height of the vertical jump from kinematic, dynamometric and anthropometric variables using a multiple linear regression model. Fifty-three subjects, 21 male and 9 female volleyball players of first National categories (First National League and First League, as well as 23 Physical Education students (12 males and 11 females participated in this study. First, the height of the flight during the performance of a "squat jump" (SJ and "countermovement jump" (CMJ was determined. Then, the maximal isometric strength in the squat position was assessed with the knees bent at 90º, 120º and 140º while the electromyographic activity was simultaneously recorded on the vastus lateralis with surface electrodes. The muscle mass of the lower limbs was obtained by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA. The positive mechanical impulse explained on its own 77% of jumping height variability. Prediction power was increased to 82% by including in the model the percentage of body mass represented by de muscle mass of the lower limbs. The inclusion of the muscle mass of the lower limbs, as a third variable, raised the prediction power to 98% of jumping height variability. The same variables allowed for a similar level of prediction during the squat jumps.
    KEY WORDS: Vertical jump, DEXA, muscle mass, strength.

    El objetivo de este estudio ha sido determinar si es posible predecir la altura de vuelo en el salto vertical a partir de variables cinemáticas, dinamométricas y antropométricas, mediante un modelo de regresión múltiple lineal. Participaron en el estudio 53 sujetos, 21 hombres jugadores de voleibol de categorías nacionales (División de Honor y Primera División y 9 mujeres jugadoras de voleibol de División de Honor, así como 23 estudiantes de Educación Física, de los cuales 12 eran hombres y 11

  1. Annual International DIC Society Conference and SEM Fall Conference

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    Reu, Phillip

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    This collection represents a single volume of technical papers presented at the Annual International DIC Society Conference and SEM Fall Conference organized by the Society for Experimental Mechanics and Sandia National Laboratories and held in Philadelphia, PA, November 7-10, 2016. The volume presents early findings from experimental, standards development and various other investigations concerning digital image correlation - an important area within Experimental Mechanics. The area of Digital Image Correlation has been an integral track within the SEM Annual Conference spearheaded by Professor Michael Sutton from the University of South Carolina. In 2016, the SEM and Sandia joined their collaborative strengths to launch a standing fall meeting focusing specifically on developments in the area of Digital Image Correlation. The contributed papers within this volume span numerous technical aspects of DIC including standards development for the industry. .

  2. Critical factors in SEM 3D stereo microscopy

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    Marinello, F.; Bariano, P.; Savio, E.

    2008-01-01

    This work addresses dimensional measurements performed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) using 3D reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. The paper presents both theoretical and experimental investigations, on the effects of instrumental variables and measure......This work addresses dimensional measurements performed with the scanning electron microscope (SEM) using 3D reconstruction of surface topography through stereo-photogrammetry. The paper presents both theoretical and experimental investigations, on the effects of instrumental variables...... and measurement parameters on reconstruction accuracy. Investigations were performed on a novel sample, specifically developed and implemented for the tests. The description is based on the model function introduced by Piazzesi and adapted for eucentrically tilted stereopairs. Two main classes of influencing...... factors are recognized: the first one is related to the measurement operation and the instrument set-up; the second concerns the quality of scanned images and represents the major criticality in the application of SEMs for 3D characterizations....

  3. Histopathologic and SEM analysis of primary teeth with pulpectomy failure.

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    Tannure, Patricia Nivoloni; Barcelos, Roberta; Portela, Maristela Barbosa; Gleiser, Rogerio; Primo, Laura Guimarães

    2009-07-01

    The objective of this study was to identify the probable factors associated with pulpectomy failure of primary teeth through qualitative analysis by histopathology (HIST) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A longitudinal clinical investigation of the efficacy of pulpectomy in primary teeth with irreversible pulp changes was carried out with 133 teeth (66 children) evaluated up to 48 months. The overall success was 86.1% during follow-up. Of the 18 teeth extracted as a result of treatment failure, 8 presented sufficiently undamaged roots to be randomly selected for HIST (n = 4) and SEM (n = 4) analysis. Necrotic tissue and chronic inflammatory cells were observed in all specimens submitted to HIST as external radicular resorption associated with Howship's lacunae. SEM analysis showed apical and furcation areas heavily infected with microorganisms and Howship's lacunae. These findings suggest that the main factors responsible for pulpectomy failure were technique limitations associated with the morphological irregularities created by external/inflammatory resorption.

  4. Development of the size calibration SOP for SEM measurement

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    Kwon, Hyuksang; Noh, Si Yeon; Song, Nam Woong

    2013-09-01

    The size and size distribution of nanomaterials are important factors for understanding their characteristics. A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) provides an easily accessible method to characterize nanostructures. We have developed a standard operating protocol (SOP) for the calibration of SEM by using CRMs (certified reference materials) of 1 dimensional (1D) gratings with 80 and 180 nm spacing, respectively, which have been certified by using a metrological AFM. To get consistent analysis results using a fast Fourier transform (FFT) method, the numbers of lateral and longitudinal pixels in the SEM images were determined for line profiling. We could also observed that the pitch values of 1D grating CRM could be obtained as the reference ones within the uncertainty under the following imaging conditions; the exposure time of the sample to the electron beam for an image scanning should be shorter than 120 s and the working distance from 5 to 8.9 mm can be used.

  5. A Data-Driven Approach to SEM Development at a Two-Year College

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    Pirius, Landon K.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores implementation of strategic enrollment management (SEM) at a two-year college and why SEM is critical to the long-term viability of an institution. This article also outlines the five initial steps needed to implement SEM, including identifying SEM leadership, building a SEM committee, developing a common understanding of…

  6. O salto qualitativo em Theodosius Dobzhansky: unindo as tradições naturalista e experimentalista A quality leap in Theodosius Dobzhansky: uniting naturalistic and experimental traditions

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    Aldo Mellender de Araújo

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Em alta durante quase todo o século XIX, o prestígio dos naturalistas caiu nas últimas décadas do mesmo século, na medida em que o enfoque dos estudos biológicos transitava do histórico para o funcional. A redescoberta dos trabalhos de Mendel, em 1900, e a emergência da genética aceleraram este processo, onde a atividade do experimentalista substituía a anterior. Ao mesmo tempo, o darwinismo também declinava e os primeiros anos do século XX caracterizam o chamado "eclipse do darwinismo". Theodosius Dobzhansky, russo radicado nos Estados Unidos a partir de 1927, é o pesquisador que irá reunir as duas tradições, a naturalista e a experimentalista. No desempenho de suas atividades, ele realiza um verdadeiro salto qualitativo nos estudos de evolução em populações naturais, que pela primeira vez podem ser efetuados através do método experimental, auxiliados por um rigoroso planejamento teórico. Este artigo narra algumas etapas desta história.The high prestige naturalists had during most of the 19th century began to decrease in the last decades of that century, as the focus in biological studies switched from historical to functional. The rediscovering of Mendel's works in 1900 and the emerging of genetics made the process move faster and caused experimentalist activities to take over. Simultaneously, Darwinism was also losing ground and the first years of the 20th century were characterized by the so-called 'eclipse of Darwinism'. Theodosius Dobzhansky, a Russian researcher who moved to the United States in 1927, joined the two different traditional approaches, the naturalistic and the experimental ones. Through his activities, he accomplishes a quality leap for the study of evolution in natural populations, which can for the first time be carried out through experimental methods guided by thorough theoretical planning. This article narrates some of the steps of this story.

  7. Transmissão de energia sem fios

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    Bonifácio, Nuno Miguel Coluna

    2009-01-01

    Há perspectivas de que a transmissão de energia sem fios tenha uma grande utilização no futuro, tal como acontece actualmente com a comunicação sem fios. É previsível que esta tecnologia seja uma solução promissora para as primeiras empresas inovadoras a chegar ao mercado. Daí o interesse que despertou na realização desta dissertação, sendo parte do desafio, saber o rendimento que se poderia obter, uma vez que a energia é tema dominante à escala global. Esta dissertação, propõe inicialm...

  8. Nexos sem?nticos em certificados de garantia

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    Estrela, K?nio Angelo Dantas Freitas

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    O estudo das rela??es de significado entre senten?as ? um campo bastante discutido e pesquisado nos estudos lingu?sticos. A observa??o de como se comportam os termos na constru??o de significados em textos de diversos g?neros e seus efeitos de interpreta??o tamb?m s?o temas muito difundidos entre as pesquisas das sem?nticas. Nesta produ??o discutiremos sobre as rela??es de significado e seus efeitos de sentido em um g?nero espec?fico. As rela??es que investigaremos s?o os nexos sem?nticos ou ...

  9. Automated SEM-EDS GSR Analysis for Turkish Ammunitions

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    Cakir, Ismail; Uner, H. Bulent

    2007-04-01

    In this work, Automated Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (SEM-EDS) was used to characterize 7.65 and 9mm cartridges Turkish ammunition. All samples were analyzed in a SEM Jeol JSM-5600LV equipped BSE detector and a Link ISIS 300 (EDS). A working distance of 20mm, an accelerating voltage of 20 keV and gunshot residue software was used in all analysis. Automated search resulted in a high number of particles analyzed containing gunshot residues (GSR) unique elements (PbBaSb). The obtained data about the definition of characteristic GSR particles was concordant with other studies on this topic.

  10. Estudio semántico en pacientes con afasia

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    Rubio Díaz, Roberto

    2015-01-01

    En muchas ocasiones las afasias expresivas se caracterizan entre otras cosas, por el déficit léxico-semántico apreciable en su discurso. Aparecen manifestaciones que pueden distorsionar el significado de lo que quieren comunicar. En estos sujetos se potencia la utilización de gestos y la entonación, para intentar compensar el déficit y transmitir el mensaje oral de manera correcta. En este trabajo se clasifican, evalúan y justifican las manifestaciones léxico-semánticas en tres pacientes con ...

  11. Efecto de un calentamiento con estiramientos estáticos y dinámicos sobre el salto horizontal y la capacidad para repetir esprint con cambio de dirección. [Effect of warm-up with static and dynamic stretching on the horizontal jump and repeated sprint ability with changes of direction

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    Sánchez-Sánchez, Javier; Rodríguez-Fernández, Alejandro; Villa-Vicente, J. Gerardo; Petisco-Rodríguez, Cristina; Ramírez-Campillo, Rodrigo; Gonzalo-Skok, Oliver

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    ... aeróbico sin estiramiento (CAE), con estiramiento estático (CAES) y con estiramiento dinámico (CAED). Se estudió el efecto agudo de cada calentamiento sobre el rendimiento en una prueba de salto horizontal...

  12. Applications of CryoSEM in medical research

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    The field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) allows imaging resolution clown to 0.5-1.5 nm, With this improved resolution, the cryo-preparation technique (Cryo-FE-SEWI) can now compete with freeze-fracture replication techniques for the transmission electron microscope (TEM) and with

  13. A New Methodology to Analyze Instabilities in SEM Imaging

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    Mansilla, Catalina; Ocelik, Vaclav; De Hosson, Jeff T. M.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a statistical method to analyze instabilities that can be introduced during imaging in scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The method is based on the correlation of digital images and it can be used at different length scales. It consists of the evaluation of three different

  14. Estudo comparativo entre histerectomia abdominal e vaginal sem prolapso uterino

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    Lisboa, Vânio Cardoso

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências da Saúde. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas. Objetivo: Comparar a histerectomia abdominal e vaginal sem prolapso uterino.

  15. DynSem : A DSL for Dynamic Semantics Specification

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    Vergu, V.; Neron, P.; Visser, E.

    2015-01-01

    The formal definition the semantics of a programming language and its implementation are typically separately defined, with the risk of divergence such that properties of the formal semantics are not properties of the implementation. In this paper, we present DynSem, a domain-specific language for

  16. SEM Analysis of Surface Impact on Biofilm Antibiotic Treatment

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to use scanning electron microscopy (SEM to investigate the effect of ampicillin treatment on Escherichia coli biofilms formed on two surface materials with different properties, silicone (SIL and glass (GLA. Epifluorescence microscopy (EM was initially used to assess biofilm formation and killing efficiency on both surfaces. This technique showed that higher bacterial colonization was obtained in the hydrophobic SIL than in the hydrophilic GLA. It has also shown that higher biofilm inactivation was attained for GLA after the antibiotic treatment (7-log reduction versus 1-log reduction for SIL. Due to its high resolution and magnification, SEM enabled a more detailed analysis of the antibiotic effect on biofilm cells, complementing the killing efficiency information obtained by EM. SEM micrographs revealed that ampicillin-treated cells have an elongated form when compared to untreated cells. Additionally, it has shown that different materials induced different levels of elongation on cells exposed to antibiotic. Biofilms formed on GLA showed a 37% higher elongation than those formed on SIL. Importantly, cell elongation was related to viability since ampicillin had a higher bactericidal effect on GLA-formed biofilms. These findings raise the possibility of using SEM for understanding the efficacy of antimicrobial treatments by observation of biofilm morphology.

  17. The Spores of Pyrrosia Mirbel (Polypodiaceae), a sem study

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    Uffelen, van G.A.; Hennipman, E.

    1983-01-01

    The spores of all 51 currently recognized species in the homosporous fern genus Pyrrosia have been studied with the aid of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). In all species a perispore has been found. The wide diversity in sporoderm sculpture as encountered in this genus has been described and

  18. Infrared spectra, Raman laser, XRD, DSC/TGA and SEM ...

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    Home; Journals; Bulletin of Materials Science; Volume 34; Issue 4. Infrared spectra, Raman laser, XRD, DSC/TGA and SEM investigations on the preparations of selenium metal, (Sb2O3, Ga2O3, SnO and HgO) oxides and lead carbonate with pure grade using acetamide precursors. Moamen S Refat Khaled M Elsabawy.

  19. Comparing SVARs and SEMs : Two models of the UK economy

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    Jacobs, J.P.A.M.; Wallis, K.F.

    2005-01-01

    The structural vector autoregression (SVAR) and simultaneous equation macroeconometric model (SEM) styles of empirical macroeconomic modelling are compared and contrasted, with reference to two models of the UK economy, namely the long-run structural VAR model of Garratt, Lee, Pesaran and Shin and

  20. Sem porta-voz na rua, sem dono em casa : as lutas do Movimento de Mulheres Camponesas (MMC Brasil) pelo direito a uma vida sem violência

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    Pereira, Diana Melo

    2015-01-01

    Ao contrário do que vem sendo comumente trabalhado a respeito da temática da violência contra a mulher, o Movimento de Mulheres Camponesas (MMC Brasil), tem trabalhado uma visão mais ampla sobre a percepção da questão: tem defendido a necessidade do relacionamento entre opressões de sexo e classe social, no que diz respeito ao enfrentamento à violência. Compreendendo as ligações entre capitalismo e patriarcado, desenham sua atuação na luta pelo direito a uma vida sem violência para as mulhere...

  1. Expanding the Conversation about SEM: Advancing SEM Efforts to Improve Student Learning and Persistence--Part II

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    Yale, Amanda

    2010-01-01

    The first article in this two-part series focused on the need for enrollment management conceptual and organizational models to focus more intentionally and purposefully on efforts related to improving student learning, success, and persistence. Time and again, SEM is viewed from a conventional lens comprising marketing, recruitment and …

  2. Expanding the Conversation about SEM: Advancing SEM Efforts to Improve Student Learning and Persistence--Part I

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    Yale, Amanda

    2010-01-01

    It's now nearly ten years since the author started participating in and presenting at national conferences related to strategic enrollment management (SEM). Having entered this profession with nearly 20 years of experience in transitional initiatives related to the first-year experience and academic advisement services, she has perceived an…

  3. Influência da altura do salto de sapatos na função venosa da mulher jovem Influence of shoe heel height on venous function in young women

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A influência da altura do salto de sapatos na função venosa é ainda assunto controverso na literatura mundial. A importância da ergonomia na qualidade de vida é um fator consagrado e situações que a prejudiquem como permanência prolongada na posição supina, qualidade dos calçados e condições do local de trabalho podem interferir na saúde do indivíduo. OBJETIVO: Estudar a influência da altura do salto do sapato na drenagem venosa dos membros inferiores, utilizando-se a pletismografia a ar (PGA. MÉTODO: Quinze mulheres, com idade média de 24,6 anos, assintomáticas, utilizando calçados de tamanhos apropriados, foram examinadas em três momentos: descalças (0 cm, salto médio (3,5 cm e alto (7 cm. Apresentavam índice de massa corporal BACKGROUND: The influence of shoe heel height on venous function is still a controversial subject in the international literature. The importance of ergonomics for quality of life is a universally accepted factor, and situations that impair it, such as prolonged permanence in the supine position, shoe quality and workplace conditions may interfere with the individual"s health. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of shoe heel height on lower limb venous drainage using air plethysmography. METHOD: Fifteen asymptomatic women with mean age of 24.6 years, wearing shoes of appropriate size were examined in three different situations: barefoot (0 cm, medium heels (3.5 cm and high heels (7 cm. Body mass index was < 25 and the subjects were classified according to the CEAP International Classification based on clinical (C0 or C1, etiologic (Ep, anatomic (As and physiopathological (Pr criteria. The values of venous filling index (VFI, ejection fraction (EF and residual volume fraction (RVF were divided into three categories according to heel height and compared to one another by repeated means analysis of variance (ANOVA. RESULTS: EF was decreased and RVF was increased in the high heel group

  4. Um salto para a performatividade: sentidos atribuídos à qualidade da educação Un salto hacia la performatividad: sentidos atribuidos a la calidad de la educación A jump for performativity: meanings attributed to the quality of education

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    Talita Vidal Pereira

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo procuramos discutir os efeitos da instauração da cultura da performatividade (BALL, 2004 nas escolas da rede municipal de ensino na cidade do Rio de Janeiro, a partir da implementação do Projeto "Salto de Qualidade na Educação Carioca". Trata-se de um projeto de intervenção que envolve múltiplas ações desenvolvidas ao longo de 2009 e que tem como objetivo a melhoria da qualidade do ensino oferecido às crianças. Com base na teoria do discurso (LACLAU; MOUFFE, 2004 procuramos problematizar os sentidos atribuídos à qualidade. A análise foi desenvolvida a partir das declarações dos gestores da administração municipal, que através da mídia impressa procuram impor os sentidos que atribuem à educação de qualidade. Analisamos também os relatos colhidos em entrevistas em uma escola da rede envolvida no projeto.Este artículo tiene por objeto discutir los efectos de la instauración de la cultura de la performatividad (BALL, 2004 en las escuelas municipales de la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, a partir de la implementación del Proyecto denominado SALTO DE CALIDAD EN LA EDUCACIÓN CARIOCA. Se trata de un proyecto de intervención que involucra múltiples acciones desarrolladas a lo largo de 2009 y que tiene como objetivo la mejora de la calidad de la enseñanza ofrecida a los alumnos. Con base en la teoría del discurso (LACLAU y MOUFFE, 2004 se busca problematizar los sentidos atribuidos a la calidad. El análisis se desarrolló a partir de las declaraciones de los gestores de la administración municipal, que a través de los medios impresos buscan imponer los sentidos que le atribuyen a la educación de calidad. Se analizan también los relatos recogidos a través de entrevistas hechas en una escuela de la red que participa en el proyecto.In this article we seek to argue the effects of introducing the culture of performativity (BALL, 2004 in the municipal schools of the city of Rio de Janeiro, with the implementation

  5. Rapid Evaluation of Particle Properties using Inverse SEM Simulations

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    Bekar, Kursat B. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Miller, Thomas Martin [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Patton, Bruce W. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Weber, Charles F. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2016-01-01

    This report is the final deliverable of a 3 year project whose purpose was to investigate the possibility of using simulations of X-ray spectra generated inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) as a means to perform quantitative analysis of the sample imaged in the SEM via an inverse analysis methodology. Using the nine point Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) typically used by the US Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this concept is now at a TRL of 3. In other words, this work has proven the feasibility of this concept and is ready to be further investigated to address some of the issues highlighted by this initial proof of concept.

  6. Characterization of some biological specimens using TEM and SEM

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    Ghosh, Nabarun; Smith, Don W.

    2009-05-01

    The advent of novel techniques using the Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes improved observation on various biological specimens to characterize them. We studied some biological specimens using Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes. We followed negative staining technique with Phosphotungstic acid using bacterial culture of Bacillus subtilis. Negative staining is very convenient technique to view the structural morphology of different samples including bacteria, phage viruses and filaments in a cell. We could observe the bacterial cell wall and flagellum very well when trapped the negative stained biofilm from bacterial culture on a TEM grid. We cut ultra thin sections from the fixed root tips of Pisum sativum (Garden pea). Root tips were pre fixed with osmium tetroxide and post fixed with uranium acetate and placed in the BEEM capsule for block making. The ultrathin sections on the grid under TEM showed the granular chromatin in the nucleus. The protein bodies and large vacuoles with the storage materials were conspicuous. We followed fixation, critical point drying and sputter coating with gold to view the tissues with SEM after placing on stubs. SEM view of the leaf surface of a dangerous weed Tragia hispida showed the surface trichomes. These trichomes when break on touching releases poisonous content causing skin irritation. The cultured tissue from in vitro culture of Albizia lebbeck, a tree revealed the regenerative structures including leaf buds and stomata on the tissue surface. SEM and TEM allow investigating the minute details characteristic morphological features that can be used for classroom teaching.

  7. Surface characteristics of isopod digestive gland epithelium studied by SEM.

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    Millaku, Agron; Leser, Vladka; Drobne, Damjana; Godec, Matjaz; Torkar, Matjaz; Jenko, Monika; Milani, Marziale; Tatti, Francesco

    2010-05-01

    The structure of the digestive gland epithelium of a terrestrial isopod Porcellio scaber has been investigated by conventional scanning electron microscopy (SEM), focused ion beam-scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM), and light microscopy in order to provide evidence on morphology of the gland epithelial surface in animals from a stock culture. We investigated the shape of cells, extrusion of lipid droplets, shape and distribution of microvilli, and the presence of bacteria on the cell surface. A total of 22 animals were investigated and we found some variability in the appearance of the gland epithelial surface. Seventeen of the animals had dome-shaped digestive gland "normal" epithelial cells, which were densely and homogeneously covered by microvilli and varying proportions of which extruded lipid droplets. On the surface of microvilli we routinely observed sparsely distributed bacteria of different shapes. Five of the 22 animals had "abnormal" epithelial cells with a significantly altered shape. In three of these animals, the cells were much smaller, partly or completely flat or sometimes pyramid-like. A thick layer of bacteria was detected on the microvillous border, and in places, the shape and size of microvilli were altered. In two animals, hypertrophic cells containing large vacuoles were observed indicating a characteristic intracellular infection. The potential of SEM in morphological investigations of epithelial surfaces is discussed.

  8. CARACTERIZACIÓN FISONÓMICA Y ORDENACIÓN DE LA VEGETACIÓN EN EL ÁREA DE INFLUENCIA DE EL SALTO, DURANGO, MÉXICO

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    L. M. Valenzuela Nuñez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available De acuerdo a la caracterización sinecológica de la vegetación en el área aledaña de El Salto, Durango. Se reportan ocho unidades de vegetación y mediante perfil semirrealista y danserogramas se describen las características fisonómicas de cada una, así como la lista florística, estableciendo su ordenación y clasificación numérica, mostrando que los gradientes latitudinales y topográficos influyen en la composición florística del área de estudio.

  9. Análise do arco longitudinal medial em adolescentes usuárias de calçados de salto alto Analysis of the medial longitudinal arch in adolescents users of high heeled shoes

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    Sílvia Maria Amado João

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi analisar a influência do calçado de salto alto no arco longitudinal medial (ALM do pé de adolescentes. Fizeram parte do estudo 82 adolescentes entre 13 e 20 anos, sendo 54 não usuárias (grupo controle - GC e 28 usuárias (grupo experimental - GE de calçado de salto alto. Foram obtidas as impressões plantares de ambos os pés para análise do ALM, antes e depois do uso de um calçado de salto alto padronizado por um período de 30 minutos. As impressões plantares foram avaliadas pelo índice de Chippaux-Smirak (ICS e pelo arco de Cavanagh & Rodgers (ICR. O teste de Shapiro-Wilks foi utilizado para a verificação da normalidade dos dados. Variáveis paramétricas pareadas foram tratadas com o Teste t de Student pareado e as não-paramétricas com o teste de Wilcoxon. As comparações não-pareadas foram realizadas com o teste t de Student para as variáveis paramétricas e o de Mann-Withney para as não-paramétricas, com nível de significância de 0,05. Houve diferença no ALM entre os lados direito e esquerdo apenas no GC antes do uso do calçado. Na comparação entre antes e depois do uso do sapato, notou-se diferença apenas no pé esquerdo do GC pelo ICS. Já entre GC e GE, não houve diferença. Apesar dos resultados não evidenciarem alterações no ALM, deve-se lembrar que esta é uma medida estática, sendo necessários estudos do componente dinâmico e do uso do calçado de salto crônico para correlacionar com os achados deste trabalho.The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of high heeled shoes in foot´s medial longitudinal arch in adolescents. Eighty two female adolescents between 13 and 20 years old participated, being 54 non-users of high heleed shoes (control group - GC and 28 usuaries (experimental group - GE. The footprints of both feet were collected to analyse the medial longitudinal arch (ALM, before and after 30 minutes using a shoe with heel high given by the examiner, an then

  10. Equilíbrio e retração muscular em jovens estudantes usuárias de calçado de salto alto Equilibrium and muscle retraction in young female students users of high-heeled shoes

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    Dernival Bertoncello

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Verifica-se precocidade na utilização de calçado de salto alto, mas não há muitos estudos identificando suas conseqüências. O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar alterações de equilíbrio e eventual retração muscular em estudantes universitárias habituadas a utilizar salto alto diariamente. Foram avaliadas 30 jovens (média de 20 anos de idade que anotaram, durante duas semanas, o tempo diário em que permaneciam com o calçado. Foram avaliadas quanto a desvios posturais, quanto às retrações musculares da cadeia posterior, pelo teste de alcance horizontal, e quanto ao equilíbrio, pelo teste de Romberg. Os resultados foram analisados estatisticamente. A média de estatura foi 1,63 m e a de massa corporal, 58,5 kg. O tempo médio de uso dos sapatos de salto alto foi de 34 h por semana. Ao relacionar o alcance horizontal com o tempo semanal de uso do salto alto, verificou-se forte correlação negativa (r=-0,8692; pPrecocity has been noticed in the use of high-heeled shoes. However, there are not many studies on its consequences. The aim of this work was to search for equilibrium alterations in young women used to daily wearing high-heeled shoes. Thirty female undergraduates (mean aged 20 years old were asked to write down, for two weeks, the number of hours per day they remained with the shoes on. They were then assessed as to posture deviations, as to muscle retractions of the posterior chain by means of the sit and reach test, and as to equilibrium by the Romberg test. Results were statistically analysed. Mean volunteers' height was 1.63 m and mean body mass, 58.5 kg. A negative, strong correlation (r=-0.8692; p<0.0001 was noticed between reach range and weekly time (in hours of high-heeled shoe wearing. No correlation was found between reach range and time of high-heel use in years. Seventeen out of the 30 volunteers presented positive test for loss of equilibrium when barefoot with closed eyes. A weak, negative correlation (r

  11. Coleópteros acuáticos y semiacuáticos del Parque Provincial Salto Encantado y Valle del Cuñá Pirú (Misiones, Argentina

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    Liliana A. FERNÁNDEZ

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la recolección de coleópteros acuáticos y semiacuáticos del Parque Provincial Salto Encantado y Valle del Cuñá Pirú, con el objeto de contribuir al conocimiento de la biodiversidad del área protegida mencionada, de la provincia de Misiones. Los sitios de muestreo incluyeron ambientes lóticos y lénticos. Se registraron 74 especies de coleópteros, distribuidas en 44 géneros y 14 familias: Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Staphylinidae, Scirtidae, Psephenidae, Limnichidae, Lutrochidae, Dryopidae y Elmidae. Se mencionan nuevas citas para la provincia y para la Argentina, así como la presencia de especies nuevas para la ciencia.

  12. Caracterização das propriedades biomecânicas do tríceps sural correlacionadas com atividade funcional de salto em escolares com sobrepeso e obesidade

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    Introdução: A obesidade representa um dos mais importantes problemas de saúde pública, sendo o excesso de peso corporal um fator de risco que contribui para doenças em todo o mundo. Sujeitos obesos têm mudanças morfológicas e funcionais no músculo esquelético. Objetivo: Caracterizar as propriedades biomecânicas do músculo esquelético em crianças com excesso de peso e investigar a correlação entre estas propriedades e o desempenho no salto vertical. Materiais e Métodos: Realizou-se um estudo d...

  13. Analysis of microtraces in invasive traumas using SEM/EDS.

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    Vermeij, E J; Zoon, P D; Chang, S B C G; Keereweer, I; Pieterman, R; Gerretsen, R R R

    2012-01-10

    Scanning electron microscopy in combination with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a proven forensic tool and has been used to analyze several kinds of trace evidence. A forensic application of SEM/EDS is the examination of morphological characteristics of tool marks that tools and instruments leave on bone. The microtraces that are left behind by these tools and instruments on the bone are, however, often ignored or not noticed at all. In this paper we will describe the use of SEM/EDS for the analysis of microtraces in invasive sharp-force, blunt-force and bone-hacking traumas in bone. This research is part of a larger multi-disciplinary approach in which pathologists, forensic anthropologists, toolmark and microtrace experts work together to link observed injuries to a suspected weapon or, in case of an unknown weapon, to indicate a group of objects that could have been used as a weapon. Although there are a few difficulties one have to consider, the method itself is rather simple and straightforward to apply. A sample of dry and clean bone is placed into the SEM sample chamber and brightness and contrast are set such that bone appears grey, metal appears white and organic material appears black. The sample is then searched manually to find relevant features. Once features are found their elemental composition is measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS). This method is illustrated using several cases. It is shown that SEM/EDS analysis of microtraces in bone is a valuable tool to get clues about an unknown weapon and can associate a specific weapon with injuries on the basis of appearance and elemental composition. In particular the separate results from the various disciplines are complementary and may be combined to reach a conclusion with a stronger probative value. This is not only useful in the courtroom but above all in criminal investigations when one have to know for what weapon or object to look for. Copyright © 2011

  14. Classification and printability of EUV mask defects from SEM images

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    Cho, Wonil; Price, Daniel; Morgan, Paul A.; Rost, Daniel; Satake, Masaki; Tolani, Vikram L.

    2017-10-01

    Classification and Printability of EUV Mask Defects from SEM images EUV lithography is starting to show more promise for patterning some critical layers at 5nm technology node and beyond. However, there still are many key technical obstacles to overcome before bringing EUV Lithography into high volume manufacturing (HVM). One of the greatest obstacles is manufacturing defect-free masks. For pattern defect inspections in the mask-shop, cutting-edge 193nm optical inspection tools have been used so far due to lacking any e-beam mask inspection (EBMI) or EUV actinic pattern inspection (API) tools. The main issue with current 193nm inspection tools is the limited resolution for mask dimensions targeted for EUV patterning. The theoretical resolution limit for 193nm mask inspection tools is about 60nm HP on masks, which means that main feature sizes on EUV masks will be well beyond the practical resolution of 193nm inspection tools. Nevertheless, 193nm inspection tools with various illumination conditions that maximize defect sensitivity and/or main-pattern modulation are being explored for initial EUV defect detection. Due to the generally low signal-to-noise in the 193nm inspection imaging at EUV patterning dimensions, these inspections often result in hundreds and thousands of defects which then need to be accurately reviewed and dispositioned. Manually reviewing each defect is difficult due to poor resolution. In addition, the lack of a reliable aerial dispositioning system makes it very challenging to disposition for printability. In this paper, we present the use of SEM images of EUV masks for higher resolution review and disposition of defects. In this approach, most of the defects detected by the 193nm inspection tools are first imaged on a mask SEM tool. These images together with the corresponding post-OPC design clips are provided to KLA-Tencor's Reticle Decision Center (RDC) platform which provides ADC (Automated Defect Classification) and S2A (SEM

  15. Line Edge Detection and Characterization in SEM Images using Wavelets

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    Sun, W; Romagnoli, J A; Tringe, J W; L?tant, S E; Stroeve, P; Palazoglu, A

    2008-10-07

    Edge characterization has become increasingly important in nanotechnology due to the growing demand for precise nanoscale structure fabrication and assembly. Edge detection is often performed by thresholding the spatial information of a top-down image obtained by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) or other surface characterization techniques. Results are highly dependent on an arbitrary threshold value, which makes it difficult to reveal the nature of the real surface and to compare results among images. In this paper, we present an alternative edge boundary detection technique based on the wavelet framework. Our results indicate that the method facilitates nano-scale edge detection and characterization, by providing a systematic threshold determination step.

  16. SEM study on the dentin and cementum of oreodont teeth.

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    Higashi, Y; Iwai-Liao, Y; Tada, I; Okumura, A; Fujita, K; Takagi, M

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    An SEM study on the dental hard tissue was conducted on the canines and molars removed from a fossil oreodont. The orthodentin was densely distributed with dentinal tubules measuring 2.2 microns in diameter; the tubules were filled with their related odontoblastic processes. They coursed in a parabolic fashion from the pulpal aspect towards the tooth surface. There were many fine lateral offshoots that branched from the tubules, such that the mantle dentin measuring 50 microns in thickness was mostly distributed with these terminal branches measuring 0.7 micron in diameter. However, they did not intrude into the enamel to form spindles and rods. SEM study indicated that the uneven surface of the tubular wall was due to a crisscross of the underneath dentinal matricial fibers, and the peritubular dentin was not observed. The superficial circumpulpal dentin was distributed with interglobular dentin, while the radicular dentin beneath the cementum was additionally distributed with a granular layer. We also observed concentric lamellae corresponding to incremental lines in the dentin, as well as a flat wavy dentinoenamel junction. We noticed the radicular dentin was covered with an acellular cementum except at the apical portion, where it was paved with cellular cementum.

  17. Vald forseta sem handhafa framkvæmdarvalds

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    Björg Thorarensen

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    Full Text Available Samkvæmt 2. gr. stjórnarskrárinnar, sbr. stjórnarskipunarlög nr. 33/1944, fara forseti og önnur stjórnarvöld samkvæmt stjórnarskránni og öðrum landslögum með framkvæmdarvaldið. Í sama stjórnarskrárákvæði er mælt fyrir um að Alþingi og forseti Íslands fari saman með löggjafarvaldið. Viðfangsefni mitt hér er að fjalla um fyrrnefndan þátt í störfum forsetans, vald hans sem handhafa framkvæmdarvalds en minna hefur verið rætt um þann þátt starfa forsetans en störf hans sem handhafa löggjafarvaldsins.

  18. Comparing the detection of iron-based pottery pigment on a carbon-coated sherd by SEM-EDS and by Micro-XRF-SEM.

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    Pendleton, Michael W; Washburn, Dorothy K; Ellis, E Ann; Pendleton, Bonnie B

    2014-03-01

    The same sherd was analyzed using a scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) and a micro X-ray fluorescence tube attached to a scanning electron microscope (Micro-XRF-SEM) to compare the effectiveness of elemental detection of iron-based pigment. To enhance SEM-EDS mapping, the sherd was carbon coated. The carbon coating was not required to produce Micro-XRF-SEM maps but was applied to maintain an unbiased comparison between the systems. The Micro-XRF-SEM analysis was capable of lower limits of detection than that of the SEM-EDS system, and therefore the Micro-XRF-SEM system could produce elemental maps of elements not easily detected by SEM-EDS mapping systems. Because SEM-EDS and Micro-XRF-SEM have been used for imaging and chemical analysis of biological samples, this comparison of the detection systems should be useful to biologists, especially those involved in bone or tooth (hard tissue) analysis.

  19. Aplicación en el ámbito del rendimiento deportivo de un método de análisis biomecánico para valorar la ejecución técnica del salto zancada de gimnasia rítmica

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    Rodríguez Galán, Mónica

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    La capacidad de ejecutar una buena técnica es un factor importante en deportes de alto componente estético como es la Gimnasia Rítmica. Los saltos específicos de este deporte son elementos que lo caracterizan, debido a la muestra de flexibilidad y belleza estética que aportan a la gimnasta. Pero el qué nos hace tener una técnica de ejecución óptima para lograr la máxima calidad de salto es algo que se puede descubrir mediante el estudio y el análisis de la técnica que nos pr...

  20. Efecto agudo de la técnica Active Isolated Stretching y del reposo sobre la capacidad de salto. [Acute effect of Active Isolated Stretching technique and of rest on the jumping capacity].

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    Jesús López-Bedoya

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar el efecto agudo de la técnica de estiramiento active isolated stretching (AIS y el efecto del reposo en sedestación sobre la altura de salto registrada mediante el test Squat Jump (SJ y Counter Movement Jump (CMJ. Un total de 22 varones con un rango de edad entre 21 y 24 años (edad 22,9 ± 2,03 años; masa corporal 69,7 ± 5,60 kg; altura 173,6 ± 7,37cm completaron el estudio. Se utilizó un diseño intragrupo pretest-postest con dos situaciones experimentales (estiramiento y reposo en sedestación. A los sujetos del grupo de estiramiento se les evaluó la altura de salto en SJ y CMJ antes e inmediatamente después de aplicar el AIS (15 s después en el cuádriceps femoral y tríceps sural en una única sesión de entrenamiento. Se realizaron 4 series de 12 repeticiones alternando la extremidad inferior izquierda y derecha con el siguiente orden: tríceps sural derecho, tríceps sural izquierdo, cuádriceps femoral derecho y cuádriceps femoral izquierdo. El tiempo de estiramiento total de cada grupo muscular fue de 96 s, con un tiempo total de trabajo de aproximadamente 15 min. A los sujetos del grupo de reposo se les evaluó la altura de salto en SJ y CMJ antes e inmediatamente después de un reposo en sedestación de 15 min. Tras la aplicación de AIS, los resultados mostraron pérdidas agudas de altura de salto de 2,14 cm (-7,13% en SJ y de 2,65 cm (-7,22% en CMJ. Después del reposo, las pérdidas producidas en la altura registrada fueron de 1,90 cm (-6,41% en SJ y de 2,38 cm (-6,46% en CMJ. Por tanto, la utilización de un protocolo de estiramientos utilizando la técnica del AIS o de un periodo de reposo en sedestación influye de forma negativa en la capacidad de salto. Abstract The aim of this study was to analyze the acute effect of stretching technique Active Isolated Stretching (AIS and repose sitting with the lower extremities raised of rest over on the high jump in Squat Jump (SJ and

  1. Cultivo sem solo do morangueiro Strawberry soilless cultivation

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    Gustavo Giménez

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available O morangueiro é uma cultura importante em vários países, principalmente nos Estados Unidos e na Europa, por suas características sensoriais, propriedades nutritivas e por sua rentabilidade. O cultivo comercial sem solo de morangueiro está bem desenvolvido na Europa, onde tem permitido um aumento da produtividade e qualidade da produção assim como a ampliação da oferta do produto ao longo do ano. Predomina o sistema aberto, em sacolas ou vasos com diferentes tipos de substratos, utilizando-se densidades de 8 a 12plantas m-2. As produtividades obtidas estão entre 5 e 10kg m-2. Para isolar as plantas do solo e facilitar o manejo da cultura, os vasos ou sacolas são suspensos a uma altura entre 0,8 e 1m da superfície do solo. A composição da solução nutritiva é variável, refletindo as diferentes condições produtivas. As mudas são produzidas principalmente em bandejas com substrato, a partir de pontas de estolões obtidas da multiplicação de plantas matrizes provenientes da propagação in vitro. No Brasil, o cultivo sem solo de morangueiro é ainda incipiente e os resultados produtivos e econômicos têm sido insatisfatórios, principalmente por falta de informações de pesquisas capazes de indicar sistemas apropriados de cultivo para as condições locais. É necessário desenvolver sistemas sustentáveis, preferencialmente fechados, combinando alta produtividade e elevada eficiência de utilização da água e dos nutrientes. No presente trabalho, são revisados os principais aspectos da produção em sistemas de cultivo sem solo de mudas e fruta de morangueiro. São descritos a produção de mudas, os sistemas e as soluções nutritivas empregadas em diferentes países. Ao final, são feitas inferências sobre a possibilidade de adoção e geração do sistema de cultivo sem solo apropriado para as condições brasileiras.Strawberry is a very important crop in Europe and USA due to its nutritional and sensorial

  2. Estilística semântica

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    Sebastião Cherubim

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    Full Text Available This paper on Semantic Stylistics attempts to study the figures of speech in the framework forwarded by Charles Bally and his associates. We discuss the problem which arises when we pose a question about the place the figure of speech has in language, and we try to present an adequate answer. We also make a practical study of the figures of speech in Luis Jardim’s literary language. Este trabalho de Estilística Semântica tenta fazer um estudo das figuras de linguagem na esteira de Charles Bally e seus sucessores. Discute-se o problema da questão que se coloca quando se pergunta qual é lugar da figura de linguagem, procurando apresentar uma resposta adequada. Faz-se também um estudo prático das figz4ras de linguagem na língua literária de Luís Jardim.

  3. Implicaturas Escalares e Propriedades Semânticas

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    Vieira, Sandra Isabel Santos

    2012-01-01

    Dissertação apresentada para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Desenvolvimento e Perturbações da Linguagem na Criança, área de Especialização em Terapia da Fala e Perturbações da Linguagem Grice (1975) defende uma distinção entre significado semântico (lógico) e significado pragmático, bem como máximas conversacionais que regem a interpretação pragmática. A interpretação de um enunciado constituído por quantificadores pode apresentar diferentes valores ...

  4. Primary enamel permeability: a SEM evaluation in vivo.

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    Lucchese, A; Bertacci, A; Chersoni, S; Portelli, M

    2012-09-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate in vivo the occurrence of outward fluid flow on primary tooth sound enamel surface. Sixty primary upper canines from preadolescent patients (mean age 8.0±1.9) and 24 retained primary upper canines from adult subjects (mean age 35.0±1.8) were analysed. The enamel surface was gently polished and air dried for 10 s. An impression was immediately obtained by vinyl polyxiloxane. Replicas were then obtained by polyether impression material, gold coated and inspected under SEM. The hydrophobic vinyl polyxiloxane material enabled to obtain in situ a morphological image of the presence of droplets, most likely resulting from outward fluids flow through outer enamel. For each sample three different representative areas of 5μ² in the cervical, medium and incisal third were examined and droplets presence values was recorded. All data were analysed by by Fisher's exact test. Primary enamel showed a substantial permeability expressed as droplets discharge on its surface. Droplets distribution covered, without any specific localisation, the entire enamel surface in all the samples. No signs of post-eruptive maturation with changes in droplets distribution were observed in samples from adult subjects. No statistically significant differences (P = 0.955) were noted in the percentage distribution of enamel area covered with droplets among the two group studied. SEM evaluation of droplets distribution on enamel surface indicated a substantial enamel permeability in primary teeth, accordingly with histological features, without changes during aging. A relationship between enamel permeability, caries susceptibility and bonding procedures effectiveness could be hypothesised.

  5. Comparative SEM analysis of nine F22 aligner cleaning strategies

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    Luca Lombardo

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The orthodontics industry has paid great attention to the aesthetics of orthodontic appliances, seeking to make them as invisible as possible. There are several advantages to clear aligner systems, including aesthetics, comfort, chairside time reduction, and the fact that they can be removed for meals and oral hygiene procedures. Methods Five patients were each given a series of F22 aligners, each to be worn for 14 days and nights, with the exception of meal and brushing times. Patients were instructed to clean each aligner using a prescribed strategy, and sections of the used aligners were observed under SEM. One grey-scale SEM image was saved per aligner in JPEG format with an 8-bit colour depth, and a total of 45 measurements on the grey scale (“Value” variable were made. This dataset was analysed statistically via repeated measures ANOVA to determine the effect of each of the nine cleaning strategies in each of the five patients. Results A statistically significant difference in the efficacy of the cleaning strategies was detected. Specifically, rinsing with water alone was significantly less efficacious, and a combination of cationic detergent solution and ultrasonication was significantly more efficacious than the other methods (p < 0.05. Conclusions Of the nine cleaning strategies examined, only that involving 5 min of ultrasonication at 42 k Hz combined with a 0.3% germicidal cationic detergent was observed to be statistically effective at removing the bacterial biofilm from the surface of F22 aligners.

  6. Creation and Validation of Chronojump-Boscosystem: A Free Tool to Measure Vertical Jumps. (Creación y validación de Chronojump-Boscosystem: un instrumento libre para la medición de saltos verticales.

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    José Luis López del Amo

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Measuring the height of the vertical jump is an indicator of the strength and power of the lower body. The technological tools available to measure the vertical jump are black boxes and are not open to third-party verification or adaptation. We propose the creation of a measurement system called Chronojump-Boscosystem, consisting of open hardware and free software. Methods: A microcontroller was created and validated using a square wave generator and an oscilloscope. Two types of contact platforms were developed using different materials. These platforms were validated by the minimum pressure required for activation at different points by a strain gauge, together with the on/off time of our platforms in respect of the Ergojump-Boscosystem platform by a sample of 8 subjects performing submaximal jumps with one foot on each platform. Agile methodologies were used to develop and validate the software. Results: All the tools fall under the free software / open hardware guidelines and are, in that sense, free. The microcontroller margin of error is 0.1%. The validity of the fiberglass platform is 0.95 (ICC. The management software contains nearly 113.000 lines of code and is available in 7 languages.ResumenLa medición de la altura del salto vertical es un indicador de la fuerza y potencia del tren inferior. Los instrumentos electrónicos disponibles para medir este salto son cajas negras que no permiten la verificación ni la adaptación por parte de terceros. Proponemos la creación de un sistema de medición llamado Chronojump-Boscosystem, que consiste en un hardware abierto y un software libre. Métodos: Se ha creado un microcontrolador y se ha validado usando un generador de ondas cuadradas y un osciloscopio. Se han desarrollado dos tipos de plataformas usando materiales distintos. Las plataformas se han validado determinando su sensibilidad en distintos puntos por medio de una célula de carga, y por comparación con la plataforma de contactos

  7. Willis PM 10-2.5 Precision Results, pdf has summary table and SEM images

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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Precision data from the SEM and SEM images from the samples. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Peters, T., E. Sawvel, R. Willis, R. West,...

  8. CAUSAL MODELING OF WEB-ADVERTISING EFFECTS BY IMPROVING SEM BASED ON DEMATEL TECHNIQUE

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    PAO-LIEN WEI; JEN-HUNG HUANG; GWO-HSHIUNG TZENG; SHWU-ING WU

    2010-01-01

    Causal analysis greatly affects the efficiency of decision-making. Scholars usually adopt structural equation modeling (SEM) to establish a causal model recently. However, statistical data allow researchers to modify the model frequently to arrive at good model fitness, and SEM is often misapplied when the data are merely fitted to an SEM and the theory is then extended from the analytical result based on presumed hypotheses. This paper proposed SEM modified by DEMATEL technique, taking causa...

  9. Análisis comparativo de la capacidad de salto en gimnastas de trampolín españoles. (Comparative analysis of the jumping capacity in Spanish trampoline gymnasts.

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    Mercedes Vernetta Santana

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available ResumenSe realizó un estudio para analizar la capacidad de salto en gimnastas de trampolín españoles y comparar distintas categorías entre sí, mediante un diseño descriptivo y transversal.La muestra estuvo compuesta por 60 gimnastas de trampolín pertenecientes a la élite nacional, agrupados según su grupo de edad y categoría competitiva, diferenciando en total 4 grupos: grupo de edad Sub-15 masculino (GM1, n = 23; 11,95 ± 1,79 años y femenino (GF1, n = 9; 11,44 ± 1,23 años; grupo de edad Absoluto masculino (GM2, n = 18; 20,72 ± 4,66 años y femenino (GF2, n = 10; 16,1 ± 2,02 años. Para evaluar la capacidad de salto se midió la altura en el SJ y CMJ, mediante plataforma de contacto; además se estimó la potencia mecánica según la fórmula de Sayers et al. (1991.Las diferencias significativas (pAbstractA study was conducted to analyze the jump capacity jump in Spanish trampoline gymnasts and compare different categories with each other, through a descriptive cross-sectional design.The sample consisted of 60 trampoline gymnasts belonging to the national elite, grouped by age and sex in different competitive categories, differentiating finally 4 groups: age group male Under-15 (GM1 n = 23; 11,95 ± 1,79 years and female (GF1 n = 9; 11,44 ± 1,23 years; age group male Absolute (GM2 n = 18; 20,72 ± 4,66 years and female (GF2 n = 10; 16,1 ± 2,02 years.To assess the jump capacity was measured height in the SJ and CMJ, through contact platform; additionally mechanical power was estimated according to the formula of Sayers et al. (1991.Significant differences were found (p

  10. Determinación de frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria, lactato deshidrogenasa, creatinkinasa y ácido láctico en caballos durante competencia de salto en la Sabana de Bogotá

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    Paula Andrea Guerrero Nieto

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El estudio presenta los primeros resultados de investigación en variables fisiológicas y sus cambios por el ejercicio en equinos en competencia de salto en el país. Se utilizaron 24 ejemplares de las razas Silla Argentina, PSI y mestizo de la Escuela de Equitación del Ejército Nacional de Colombia, que participaron en pruebas de salto (1,10 – 1,20 m en diferentes centros ecuestres de la Sabana de Bogotá. Se determinó frecuencia cardiaca, frecuencia respiratoria y enzimas musculares (creatinquinasa (CK, lactato deshidrogenasa (LDH y el ácido láctico.. Se tomaron tres muestras: reposo, inmediatamente después del ejercicio y a las 6 horas posejercicio. Para la frecuencia cardiaca se utilizó un monitor POLAR S625; la frecuencia respiratoria se determinó mediante fonendoscopio; y las enzimas y el ácido láctico se analizaron en laboratorio. Se utilizó el método estadístico ANAVA para enzimas musculares y acido láctico y estadística descriptiva para frecuencia cardiaca y respiratoria. En los resultados se encontró un comportamiento estadísticamente significativo (p < 0.05 del ácido láctico y la enzima creatinkinasa, a diferencia del comportamiento de la enzima lactato deshidrogenasa, que fue no significativo. Las frecuencias cardiaca y respiratoria se elevaron de manera significativa posejercicio y regresaron a lo normal alrededor de las 6 seis horas. El ácido láctico se incrementó posejercicio y disminuyó a las 6 horas, contrario a lo reportado por otros autores. Se concluye que una vez analizadas estas variables, hay diferencias con los valores obtenidos por otros autores, que pueden deberse a la altitud, al tipo y tiempo de ejercicio realizado. Por tanto es indispensable continuar haciendo estudios en este campo.

  11. 78 FR 48890 - Information Collection Activities: Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS); Proposed...

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    ...? (Attach associated documentation) SEMS Audits ISO 140000 API Spec Q1 Other (specify) BSEE Form BSEE-0130... the operator's SEMS program and align with the principles of managing safety set forth in API RP 75..., and 22,364. maintain all documentation and records pertaining to your SEMS program, according to API...

  12. Modelo de web semántica para universidades

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    Karla Abad

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A raíz del estudio de estado actual de micrositios y repositorios en la Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena se encontró que su información carecía de semántica óptima y adecuada. Bajo estas circunstancias, se plantea entonces la necesidad de crear un modelo de estructura de web semántica para Universidades, el cual posteriormente fue aplicado a micrositios y repositorio digital de la UPSE, como caso de prueba. Parte de este proyecto incluye la instalación de módulos de software con sus respectivas configuraciones y la utilización de estándares de metadatos como DUBLIN CORE, para la mejora del SEO (optimización en motores de búsqueda; con ello se ha logrado la generación de metadatos estandarizados y la creación de políticas para la subida de información. El uso de metadatos transforma datos simples en estructuras bien organizadas que aportan información y conocimiento para generar resultados en buscadores web. Al culminar la implementación del modelo de web semántica es posible decir que la universidad ha mejorado su presencia y visibilidad en la web a través del indexamiento de información en diferentes motores de búsqueda y posicionamiento en la categorización de universidades y de repositorios de Webometrics (ranking que proporciona clasificación de universidades de todo el mundo.   Abstract After examining the current microsites and repositories situation in University, Peninsula of Santa Elena´s, it was found that information lacked optimal and appropriate semantic. Under these circumstances, there is a need to create a semantic web structure model for Universities, which was subsequently applied to UPSE´s microsites and digital repositories, as a test study case. Part of this project includes the installation of software modules with their respective configurations and the use of metadata standards such as DUBLIN CORE, to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization; with these applications, it was

  13. Challenges of SEM-based critical dimension metrology of interconnect

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    Ukraintsev, Vladimir A.; Jessen, Scott; Mikeska, Brian; Sallee, Chris; Khvatkov, Vitali

    2011-03-01

    Semiconductor technology is advancing below 50 nm critical dimensions bringing unprecedented challenges to process engineering, control and metrology. Traditionally, interconnect metrology is put behind high-priority gate metrology; however, considering metrology, process and yield control challenges this decision is not always justified. Optical scatterometry is working its way to interconnect manufacturing process control, but scanning electron microscopy (SEM) remains the number one critical dimension (CD) metrology for interconnect process engineering and optical proximity correction (OPC) modeling. Recently, several publications have described secondary electron (SE) trapping within narrow high-aspect ratio interconnect structures. In these papers, pre-dosing of the sample helped to extract SE from the bottom of the hole and measure its diameter. Based on current understanding of the phenomenon, one should expect that high-aspect ratio interconnect structures (holes and trenches) with critical dimensions below 100 nm may show signs of SE trapping of various degree. As a result, there may be an uncontrolled effect on SE waveform and, therefore, bias of CDSEM measurement. CD atomic force microscopy (AFM) was employed in this work as a reference metrology for evaluation of uncertainty of trench and hole measurements by CDSEM. As the data indicates, CDSEM bias shows a strong dependence on pitch of periodic interconnect structure starting from drawn CD of 50 nm. CDSEM bias variation for the evaluated set of samples is about 19 nm. A typical OPC sample consists of both photoresist and etched interlayer materials. As the AFM data for photoresist material indicates, the hole diameter changes quite significantly with depth and the hole profile varies from one OPC structure to another. Abe et al. [1] have used a clever way to correlate physical bottom diameter of holes with CDSEM measurements and demonstrated that for their process and dimensions the SEM "top" diameter

  14. stainless steel by SEM-XRD and image analysis

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    Robinson Constanzo-R.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue realizar un análisis cualitativ o de la distribución de un electrodepósito de cobre en el inter ior de electrodos porosos (EP de acero inoxidable y carbono grafito. Para ello, se reali zaron pruebas de electrodepositación de cobre a nivel de labora torio, con un posterior análisis de cortes de muestras de acero y grafito vía Microscopía Estereoscópica, Microscopía SEM-DRX y Análisis de Imagen, los cuales mostraron que el cobre no se deposita en forma uniforme al interior del electrodo. En el electrodo de acero, la penetra ción del depósito en el espesor fue alrededor de 50%, mientras que para el grafito a lrededor de 90%. En forma general, se observó un aumento de la cantidad de depósito hacia el extremo frente al ánodo y con sitios de difer ente crecimiento en depósito de cobre. Esto demuestra una distr ibución de corriente y potencial, función de parámetros físicos de electrodo y de la s características fisicoquímicas e hidrodinámicos del electroli to.

  15. LM and SEM study on the swordfish (Xiphias gladius) tongue.

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    Abbate, Francesco; Guerrera, Maria Cristina; Cavallaro, Mauro; Montalbano, Giuseppe; Germanà, Antonino; Levanti, Maria

    2017-10-13

    Swordfish (Xiphias gladius L. 1758) is a predatory and migratory fish. Its characteristic feature is a flat and sharp upper jaw forming a "sword". The adaptation of vertebrates, including fish, to their environment is strictly related to the capacity of feeding and is carried out by often severe modifications of the anatomy of the buccal cavity, especially of the tongue. The aim of this study is, using light and scanning electron microscopy and considering that no data are so far available about the morphology of the tongue in this species, to analyse the anatomical characteristics of the tongue, especially its dorsal surface. The tongue shows a triangular shape and an apex, a body and a root. By SEM the presence of several small denticles and filiform papillae on the latero-ventral body was demonstrated while no taste buds or other sensitive structures are observed. LM shows a squamous stratified epithelium, becoming simple cuboidal around the denticles. Therefore this study could add further data to the knowledges of the fish oral cavity morphology supporting the hypothesis that the modifications and evolution of the tongue anatomy are, also in fish, related to the environment and especially to the feeding habits. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Water Quality Development in the Semíč Stream

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    Petra Oppeltová

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aims of the work were to analyse selected quality indicators of a small water stream called Semíč and evaluate the results based on the valid legislation. Eight sampling profiles (SP were selected and water was sampled four times a year in the period May 2013–April 2014. PH, conductivity, oxygen content and temperature were measured directly in the field. Subsequently, ferrum, nitric nitrogen, ammoniacal nitrogen, sulphates, chlorides, chemical oxygen demand tested using dichromate, total phosphorus, total nitrogen and manganese were analysed in the laboratory. Analyses of selected heavy metals – zinc, copper and aluminum – were carried out in spring 2014. The results were classified in compliance with Government Decree (GD No. 61/2003 Coll., as amended, and Czech standard ČSN 75 7221. The results of the period 2013–2014 were compared with the results from 2002–2003 and 1992. The resulting concentrations of substances manifest considerable instability during the year, which can most likely be attributed to large changes in flow rates in different seasons. When comparing the values to older results, it can be concluded that the concentrations of a number of substances have decreased; by contrast, others have increased. An extreme increase in copper was detected, where the concentration exceeded the environmental quality standard several times.

  17. Biofouling Occurrence in Seawater through SEM analysis and Optical microscope

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    Yoon, H.; Kong, M.; Yoon, B.; Kim, B.; Chung, K.

    2012-12-01

    Any surfaces immersed in seawater are fouled by marine microorganisms, macroorganisms, microalgae and attached algae. Biofouling is extremely troblesome and affect hard substrates immerged in seawater under goes organic attachment on surfaces which become a limiting factor for extended use [1]. Microorganisms possesses the ability to adhere to surfaces and grow within an extracellular matrix of their own synthesis. It is generally accepted that most microorganisms in nature grow as surface-attached communities called biofilms [2]. Usually, the composition of fouling biofilms is dominated by the autochthonous flora, which can differ profoundly with different fouling sites and conditions. This study aimed to visualize adherent microorganisms or microalgae using LV-SEM (SUPRA55VP) analysis and to examine its morphology using optical microscope. The sorbents and foams exposed to seawater for a certain period of time and collected on 20 days. The morphology of the microorganisms was examined with field emission scanning electron microscope. Scanning electron microscopy was carried out from the Laboratroy for Electron Microscopy, the Korea Basic Science Institute, Chun-cheon, Korea. The samples were coated with gold and palladium. Identifying results, there are Nitzshhia sp., Eucampia sp., Coscinodiscus sp., Licmophora sp., Rhizosolenia sp., Cylindrotheca sp., Striateela sp., Thalassionema sp., Guinardia sp., and Helicostomella sp.

  18. Semáforo de habilidad digital para estudiantes universitarios

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    Javier Organista Sandoval

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El vertiginoso cambio tecnológico y el creciente uso de dispositivos portátiles en el entorno educativo universitario han propiciado una carga importante de mediación tecnológica del proceso educativo. Ante este contexto, el reto es lograr que los estudiantes aprovechen el potencial pedagógico que ofrecen estas herramientas. Para ello, el estudiante debe contar con las habilidades digitales para utilizar eficientemente las tecnologías digitales. Se parte de la identificación de las habilidades en torno al manejo de comunicación, información, organización y dispositivos con una orientación educativa. Los resultados mostraron que 68% de los estudiantes tienen un nivel aceptable de habilidad digital, 25% regular y un 7% insuficiente. El instrumento utilizado identifica las habilidades digitales que requieren mejorarse y se muestran mediante una señalización similar a la de un semáforo. En la medida en que se identifiquen las habilidades digitales que se requieran mejorar, se espera que la comunidad académica se apropie y aplique la tecnología digital en la educación, de cara a los desafíos de la formación de recursos humanos que la sociedad actual demanda.

  19. Fé, razão e salto no escuro: uma comparação entre Plantinga e Swinburne = Faith, reason and leap in the dark: a comparison between Plantinga and Swinburne

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    Portugal, Agnaldo Cuoco

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo pretende avaliar criticamente o conceito de fé e o modo como a fé cristã é racionalmente justificada por Alvin Plantinga em sua principal obra Warranted Christian Belief (2000. Para tanto, o texto parte de uma comparação com a proposta de Richard Swinburne. Após discutir brevemente a epistemologia geral de Plantinga, o texto expõe a sua aplicação à crença em Deus e à fé cristã. A tese de Plantinga de que a fé não constitui um “salto no escuro” e que o seu componente não-teórico é semelhante ao amor erótico é comparada com a visão de Swinburne, segundo a qual a fé firme pode comportar elementos de incerteza na crença e supõe uma decisão voluntária, sendo, por isso mesmo, meritória. A comparação sugerirá que as diferenças indicam uma possibilidade de complementaridade entre as duas concepções

  20. A SEM study of the reindeer sinus worm (Linguatula arctica

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    Sven Nikander

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Pentastomids are a group of peculiar parasitic arthropods, often referred to as tongue worms due to the resemblance of some species to a tongue. Linguatula arctica is the sinus worm of the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus, being the only pentastomid to have a direct life cycle and an ungulate as a definite host. Here, the surface structures and internal anatomy of adult L. arctica are described as seen by scanning electron microscopy (SEM. Sinus worms were collected in the winter 1991-92 in Finnish Lapland. Paranasal cavities of about 80 reindeer were examined and 30 sinus worms were found. The sinus worms had typical Linguatula sp. morphology, being paddle-shaped, transparent, pale yellow, dorsoventrally flattened and pseudosegmented with a long tapering end. Present at the anteroventral part of the cephalothorax was an oral opening with a large, conspicuous, head-like papillar structure. Bilaterally, on both sides of this opening, was a pair of strong curved hooks. The cephalothorax and abdomen had a segmented appearance, as they showed distinct annulation. There was a small cup-shaped sensory organ present at the lateral margin on each annula. The posterior edge of each annula was roughened by tiny spines projecting backwards. Throughout the cuticular surface, small, circular depressions that represented the apical portion of chloride cells. The genital opening of the male was located medioventrally between the tips of the posterior pair of hooks, and that of the female posteroventrally and subterminally. In both sexes, the genital opening was bilaterally flanked by papillar (in males or leaf-like (in females structures. One copulating couple was present, with the male attached to the posteroventral part of the female with its anteroventral hooks and papillae. Several structures typical of arthropods and other pentastomids were identified. Because SEM allows only surfaces to be studied, the morphology and especially the sense organs of L. arctica

  1. Prolongamentos na fala de adultos com e sem gagueira

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    Pâmila Bento da Silva

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: realizar uma análise quantitativa e qualitativa dos prolongamentos de adultos com e sem gagueira. Métodos: os participantes foram divididos em: Grupo de Pesquisa (GP, 15 adultos com gagueira e Grupo Controle (GC, 15 fluentes. Os procedimentos utilizados foram: avaliação da fluência, Instrumento de Gravidade da Gagueira e análises quantitativa e qualitativa dos prolongamentos. Resultados: GP mostrou maior número de prolongamentos não hesitativos, enquanto que GC mostrou maior ocorrência de prolongamentos hesitativos em relação ao total das disfluências. Prolongamentos não hesitativos ocorreram com maior frequência na palavra inicial e monossilábica, bem como na posição medial da frase para GP. Em relação à tensão muscular e duração, observou-se diferença apenas para a tensão muscular nos prolongamentos não hesitativos com maior média de ocorrência para GP. Conclusão: os prolongamentos não hesitativos ocorreram com maior frequência no GP, nas palavras iniciais, monossílabos e na posição medial da frase. Qualitativamente a tensão muscular foi uma característica típica dos prolongamentos não hesitativos no GP. Com relação aos prolongamentos hesitativos houve semelhança entre os adultos dos dois grupos quanto à frequência em relação ao total da fala, a posição dos prolongamentos nas palavras e nas frases e nos aspectos qualitativos, relacionados a tensão muscular e duração.

  2. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate rapidly remodels PAP85-120, SEM1(45-107, and SEM2(49-107 seminal amyloid fibrils

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    Laura M. Castellano

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Semen harbors amyloid fibrils formed by proteolytic fragments of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP248-286 and PAP85-120 and semenogelins (SEM1 and SEM2 that potently enhance HIV infectivity. Amyloid but not soluble forms of these peptides enhance HIV infection. Thus, agents that remodel these amyloid fibrils could prevent HIV transmission. Here, we confirm that the green tea polyphenol, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG, slowly remodels fibrils formed by PAP248-286 termed SEVI (semen derived enhancer of viral infection and also exerts a direct anti-viral effect. We elucidate for the first time that EGCG remodels PAP85-120, SEM1(45-107, and SEM2(49-107 fibrils more rapidly than SEVI fibrils. We establish EGCG as the first small molecule that can remodel all four classes of seminal amyloid. The combined anti-amyloid and anti-viral properties of EGCG could have utility in preventing HIV transmission.

  3. 3D-SEM Metrology for Coordinate Measurements at the Nanometer Scale

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    The present work deals with a study concerning 3D-SEM metrology as a tool for coordinate measurements at the nanometer scale. The relevance of 3D-SEM, based on stereophotogrammetry technique, has been highlighted with respect to the other measuring instruments nowadays available and the main issues....... In the last part of the work, the development and application of two novel multiplestep heights artefacts, intended for 3D-SEM calibration, is addressed. Experimental results of the different step-height values, measured from 3D-SEM reconstructions, are compared with the calibrated ones obtained from...

  4. FIB-SEM imaging of carbon nanotubes in mouse lung tissue

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    Købler, Carsten; Saber, Anne Thoustrup; Jacobsen, Nicklas Raun

    2014-01-01

    volume imaging not easily obtained with TEM, but it is time-consuming to locate CNTs in the tissue. We demonstrate that protruding CNTs after ultramicrotomy can be used to locate the region of interest, and we present FIB-SEM images of CNTs in lung tissue. FIB-SEM imaging was applied to lung tissue from...... excluding them from TEM analysis. To provide an alternative to ultramicrotomy and subsequent TEMimaging, we studied focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) of CNTs in the lungs of mice, and we evaluated the applicability of the method compared to TEM. FIB-SEM can provide serial section...

  5. Evolución semántica en wikis: una estrategia basada en refactorings

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    2013-01-01

    Las Wikis han ganado popularidad gracias a la libertad y flexibilidad con la que permiten a los usuarios generar contenido. Por otro lado, las Wikis Semánticas extienden el concepto mediante la incorporación de anotaciones semánticas. Las anotaciones se realizan en forma de texto y se generan junto al contenido de los artículos wikis. El conjunto de todas las anotaciones conforman la ontología de la Wiki Semántica. La flexibilidad y libertad de las Wikis Semánticas provoca que el trabajo de l...

  6. Effect of the delay of the second foot on the total impulse in a vertical jump with run Efecto del retraso del segundo apoyo sobre el impulso en la batida del salto vertical

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    J. Campos

    2010-09-01

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    This paper aims to identify the influence that the delay of the second foot in a vertical jump with run up approach, has on the total impulse, impulse absorption, impulse acceleration, and on the percentage participation of each foot during the takeoff phase. Twenty three physical education undergraduates students participated in the study recruited among university basketball and volleyball players (mean height: 179 ± 6.1 cm; mean mass: 70.96 ± 8.82 kg. Two force platforms were used, one for each foot support (Dinascan – IBV at 250 Hz frequency and time-synchronized to one another and to a high speed video camera (Redlake Motion Space 1000 S. Results showed that the lower the time between the first and second contact foot, the lesser the takeoff time (p<0.001, although this reduction is only attributed to the negative period. The impulse of acceleration was not affected by the delay of the second foot, so that there would not be advantages regarding jump height. There is a bigger reduction of the horizontal velocity when the time between the first and the second contact foot is increased (p<0.01.

     

    El propósito de este trabajo ha sido determinar la importancia que tiene el retraso del segundo apoyo en la batida del salto vertical cuando se realiza una carrera previa, sobre las componentes del impulso total, impulso de frenado e impulso de aceleración, así como su relación con el porcentaje de participación ejercido por cada apoyo durante las fases que determinan la batida. Han participado 23 estudiantes de educación física, especialistas en voleibol y baloncesto (talla media: 179 ± 6.1 cm.; masa media: 70.96 ± 8.82 kg. Para el registro de los datos se han utilizado dos plataformas de fuerza, (Dinascan – IBV, una para cada apoyo, a una frecuencia de 250 Hz y sincronizadas temporalmente a una cámara de v

  7. Avaliação da resistência de força explosiva em voleibolistas através de testes de saltos verticais Assessment of explosive strength-endurance in volleyball players through vertical jumping test

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    Jefferson Eduardo Hespanhol

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste estudo foi verificar a existência de diferenças entre o teste de salto vertical com natureza contínua de 60 segundos (TSVC e o teste de salto vertical com natureza intermitente de quatro séries de 15 segundos (TSVI. Os dados foram obtidos através de amostra composta por 10 voleibolistas do sexo masculino (19,01 ± 1,36 anos; 191,5 ± 5,36cm; e 81,74 ± 7,45kg, todos com participação voluntária. As variáveis estudadas foram: as estimativas do pico de potência (PP, potência média (PM e o índice de fadiga (IF. O desempenho estimado através dos testes TSVC, com duração de 60 segundos, e o TSVI foi determinado em quatro séries de 15 segundos, com 10 segundos de recuperação entre cada série. Os dados foram determinados através da estatística descritiva e do teste de Wilcoxon; o nível de significância utilizado foi de p The aim of this study was to verify the differences between the continuous jump test of 60 seconds (CJ60 sec and the intermittent jump test of 4 sets of 15 seconds (IJ4x15 sec. The sample was composed of 10 male volleyball players with 19.01 ± 1.36 years, 191.5 ± 5.36 cm height and 81.74 ± 7.45 of body mass, who participated in this research as volunteers. The variables studied were estimated as the peak power (PP, mean power (MP and fatigue index (FI. These performances were measured through tests of vertical jump with duration the 60 seconds and with the performance of 4 sets of 15 seconds with 10 seconds of recovery between the sets. The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics and the Wilcoxon test. The significance level was of p < 0.05. It was possible to analyze that the continuous and the intermittent jump test presented significant differences in MP (p < 0.05, FI (p < 0.01, and in the number of the vertical jump in 60 seconds (p < 0.01, and the height in 60 seconds exercise (p < 0.05. The MP found in IJ4x15sec was significantly higher than in the CJ60 sec in volleyball

  8. Caracterización de frutas comestibles de especies nativas de uso popular en el Parque Provincial “Salto Encantado del Valle de Cuñá Pirú - Misiones”

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    Natalia Pintaluba

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La provincia de Misiones se encuentra ubicada al noreste de la República Argentina. Su flora nativa presenta diversas especies, poco estudiadas, cuyos frutos tienen potencial utilización para consumo en fresco, industria de dulces, como medicinales, entre otros sin embargo aún falta información para el aprovechamiento de estas especies. La Reserva Natural Salto Encantado del Valle de Cuñá Pirú es un área no modificada por el hombre y donde se mantienen las características propias de las especies nativas, el Parque Provincial tiene una extensión de 13.227 has. por lo que se seleccionaron tres sitios de seguimiento representativos del mismo, ubicados a diferentes altitudes. La característica común entre los sitios fue que éstos están a la vera del arroyo principal de la reserva que es el Cuñá Pirú, el cual corre encajonado atravesando el parque. Se relevaron datos de la totalidad de especies de importancia frutícola que se encontraban en los sitios seleccionados, se realizaron seguimientos fenológicos de los mismos y se recolectaron los frutos para la realización de análisis físico-químico de calidad de fruta. Se detectaron una gran diversidad de especies nativas que son parte de la flora de la provincia, con un gran potencial para el aprovechamiento de sus frutas para consumo en fresco. Este es el primer reporte de las características físico químicas de los frutos nativos que crecen a la vera del Arroyo Cuña Pirú, provincia de Misiones, Argentina.

  9. Análisis de la capacidad de salto antes, durante y después de la competición en jugadores internacionales junior de baloncesto. (Analysis of jumping capacity before, during and after competition in international junior basketball players.

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    Jaime San Román Quintana

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen El objetivo de este estudio fue valorar la disminución de la altura de salto en el test CMJ antes, durante y después de la competición en nueve jóvenes jugadores internacionales de baloncesto. Del mismo modo, se analizó la relación entre los minutos que cada jugador permanecía en cancha y la disminución de la capacidad de salto. Para ello, se evaluó la altura de salto mediante el CMJ en 8 momentos diferentes (antes y después del calentamiento, durante el descanso, inmediatamente después del partido y en los minutos 1’, 3’, 5’ y 7’ tras la finalización del encuentro utilizando una plataforma de contacto. Para estimar la presencia de diferencias significativas entre los momentos se utilizó el análisis de la varianza (ANOVA de una cola. Los resultados demuestran que la capacidad de salto empeoró progresivamente durante la competición (F = 89.29, p = 0, descendiendo durante el descanso de 52.7 cm a 50.2 cm (p abstract The main aim of this study was to assess the decrease in jump height in CMJ test before, during and after competition in international youth basketball. Equally, we examined the relationship between minutes played and the decline in jump capacity during the course of the match. To do this, we evaluated the jump height in CMJ by eight different times (before and after warm up, at rest, immediately after the game and within minutes 1', 3', 5 'and 7' after completion of the competition using a contact platform. To estimate the presence of significant differences between the times we used a one – way analysis of variance (ANOVA. The results showed, that the jumping capacity decreased during competition (F = 89.29, p = 0, decrease during the rest of 52.7 cm to 50.2 cm (p

  10. Análisis del golpeo de balón y su relación con el salto vertical en futbolistas juveniles de alto nivel. (Analysis of the soccer kick and its relationship with the vertical jump in young top-class soccer players.

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    Enrique Navarro Cabello

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    Full Text Available ResumenEl rendimiento en acciones explosivas como el golpeo de balón y el salto vertical es de gran relevancia en el fútbol. Los objetivos del presente estudio fueron: 1 Estudiar la secuencia del golpeo en futbolistas jóvenes de alto nivel, y, 2 analizar las posibles relaciones existentes entre el golpeo de balón y el salto vertical. 21 jugadores de alto nivel (16,1 ± 0,2 años llevaron a cabo un test de salto vertical con contramovimiento (CMJ y un test de golpeo de balón con la máxima potencia. Los datos fueron registrados mediante una plataforma de fuerzas (Dinascan IBV y un sistema de captura automática del movimiento (Vicon. Con este estudio, se aporta información sobre la cinemática del golpeo en futbolistas juveniles de alto nivel. En función de los resultados obtenidos, se puede afirmar que la secuencia temporal de máximos de velocidad sucede desde el extremo más proximal al más distal, incrementándose la velocidad. La ausencia de relación entre el golpeo y el salto sugiere el trabajo de fuerza explosiva específico para la mejora de cada una de ellas.AbstractKicking and vertical jumping performance are very important in soccer. The aims of the present study were: 1 To study the kinematical sequence of the soccer kick in young top-class soccer players, and, 2 to analyse the possible relationships among the different parameters related to the soccer kick and the vertical jump in this population. 21 top-class soccer players (16,1 ± 0,2 yr. performed a countermovement jump test (CMJ and a maximum power soccer kick test. Data was obtained from a Dinascan IBV force platform and the Vicon system of automatic capture of the movement. With this study, we added data on the kinematics of soccer kick in young top-class soccer players. With the results obtained, it is possible to deduce that the temporal sequence of maximum velocities begins from the more proximal to more distal joint, increases the velocity. The absence of relation

  11. Efecto de un calentamiento con estiramientos estáticos y dinámicos sobre el salto horizontal y la capacidad para repetir esprint con cambio de dirección. [Effect of warm-up with static and dynamic stretching on the horizontal jump and repeated sprint ability with changes of direction].

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    Javier Sánchez-Sánchez; Alejandro Rodríguez-Fernández; J. Gerardo Villa-Vicente; Cristina Petisco-Rodríguez; Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo; Oliver Gonzalo-Skok

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    El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido comparar el efecto de tres calentamientos diferentes (calentamiento aeróbico de baja intensidad, estiramiento estático y estiramiento dinámico) sobre el salto horizontal y la capacidad de repetir esprint con cambios de dirección. Diecisiete practicantes de deportes de equipo de 20.8±1.1 años realizaron 3 tipos de calentamiento (10 min): ejercicio aeróbico sin estiramiento (CAE), con estiramiento estático (CAES) y con estiramiento dinámico (CAED). Se estudió...

  12. Efectos de diferentes intensidades relativas, volúmenes, tiempos de recuperación entre repeticiones y pérdida de velocidad en la serie sobre el rendimiento en sprint, salto vertical con cargas y sin cargas y la fuerza de las extremidades inferiores

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    Mora Custodio, Ricardo

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    Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte En la presente tesis doctoral se llevaron a cabo cuatro estudios y tuvo como objetivo analizar los efectos producidos por diferentes configuraciones del entrenamiento de fuerza sobre el rendimiento en sprint, salto vertical y la fuerza máxima. En el Estudio I se analizó el efecto producido por dos programas de entrenamiento de fuerza equivalentes en todas sus variables excepto en la intensidad relativa (Cargas bajas 40...

  13. Strategic Enrolment Management (SEM) in Self-Financed Higher Education of Hong Kong: Evaluation and Measurement

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    Ng, Peggy; Galbraith, Craig

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine how the dimensions of strategic enrolment management (SEM) tie to the success metrics in the area of enrolment, retention and graduation from senior and programme management perspectives of a self-financed institution in Hong Kong. The literature on SEM has demonstrated that managing enrolment is a global…

  14. Shocked quartz in the SEM: Distinction between amorphous and healed PDFs

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    Hamers, M.F.; Pennock, G.M.; Drury, M.R.

    2012-01-01

    Combined SEM techniques show that different CL signatures of PDFs are related to fresh and healed microstructures of PDFs and host quartz. This is confirmed by TEM results. A combination of SEM techniques can give the same type of information as TEM

  15. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Procedure for HE Powders on a LEO 438VP System

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    This method describes the characterization of HE powders by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). HE particles are dispersed onto an aluminum standard SEM specimen mount. Electron micrographs are collected at various magnifications (150 to 10,000 X) depending on HE particle size.

  16. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Procedure for HE Powders on a LEO 438VP System

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    2016-03-21

    This method describes the characterization of HE powders by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). HE particles are dispersed onto an aluminum standard SEM specimen mount. Electron micrographs are collected at various magnifications (150 to 10,000 X) depending on HE particle size.

  17. THE MORGAGNIAN AND BRUNESCENS CATARACT MORPHOLOGY STUDIES WITH SEM AND TEM

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

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    The Morgagnian cataract lenses - pre-fixed with GA for SEM & TEM and post-fixed with tannic-acid-arginine-OsO4 for SEM and OsO4/K4Fe(CN)6 for TEM after staining with Ur-acetate/Pb-citrate - showed areas in the cortex with radial in stead of concentric running lensfibres, degeneration of lensfibres

  18. On the emancipation of PLS-SEM : A commentary on Rigdon

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    Sarstedt, Marko; Ringle, Christian M.; Henseler, Jörg; Hair, Joseph F.

    2014-01-01

    Rigdon's (2012) thoughtful article argues that PLS-SEM should free itself from CB-SEM. It should renounce all mechanisms, frameworks, and jargon associated with factor models entirely. In this comment, we shed further light on two subject areas on which Rigdon (2012) touches in his discussion of

  19. SEM and FIB-SEM investigations on potential gas shales in the Dniepr-Donets Basin (Ukraine): pore space evolution in organic matter during thermal maturation

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    Misch, D.; Mendez-Martin, F.; Hawranek, G.; Onuk, P.; Gross, D.; Sachsenhofer, R. F.

    2016-02-01

    Porosity and permeability are essential parameters for reservoir rocks. Techniques developed for conventional reservoir rocks characterized by large pores, cannot be applied to study gas shales. Therefore, high resolution techniques are increasingly used to determine reservoir quality of shale gas plays. Within the frame of the recent study, Upper Visean black shales (“Rudov Beds”) from the Dniepr-Donets-Basin (DDB, Ukraine) were characterized by X-ray diffraction, conventional SEM imaging and FIB/BIB-SEM. According to SEM and FIB/BIB-SEM data, nanopores are not abundant in primary macerals (e.g., vitrinite) even in overmature rocks, whereas they develop within secondary organic matter (bitumen) formed mainly at gas window maturity. Frequently occurring sub-micrometre porosity, probably related to gas generation from bituminous organic matter, was detected within mudstones at a vitrinite reflectance > 2.0 % Rr. However, such pores have also been detected occasionally in solid bitumen at oil window maturity (0.9 % Rr). Authigenic nanoscale clay minerals and calcite occur within pyrobitumen at gas window maturity. Furthermore, Rudov Beds can be subdivided into mineralogical facies zones by SEM imaging and X-ray diffraction. A basin-centred, brittle siliceous facies is most likely caused by increased contribution from deeper water radiolaria and is separated from a marginal clayey and carbonate-rich facies.

  20. GAGG:ce single crystalline films: New perspective scintillators for electron detection in SEM.

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    Bok, Jan; Lalinský, Ondřej; Hanuš, Martin; Onderišinová, Zuzana; Kelar, Jakub; Kučera, Miroslav

    2016-04-01

    Single crystal scintillators are frequently used for electron detection in scanning electron microscopy (SEM). We report gadolinium aluminum gallium garnet (GAGG:Ce) single crystalline films as a new perspective scintillators for the SEM. For the first time, the epitaxial garnet films were used in a practical application: the GAGG:Ce scintillator was incorporated into a SEM scintillation electron detector and it showed improved image quality. In order to prove the GAGG:Ce quality accurately, the scintillation properties were examined using electron beam excitation and compared with frequently used scintillators in the SEM. The results demonstrate excellent emission efficiency of the GAGG:Ce single crystalline films together with their very fast scintillation decay useful for demanding SEM applications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Focused ion beam (FIB)/scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in tissue structural research.

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    Leser, Vladka; Milani, Marziale; Tatti, Francesco; Tkalec, Ziva Pipan; Strus, Jasna; Drobne, Damjana

    2010-10-01

    The focused ion beam (FIB) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) are commonly used in material sciences for imaging and analysis of materials. Over the last decade, the combined FIB/SEM system has proven to be also applicable in the life sciences. We have examined the potential of the focused ion beam/scanning electron microscope system for the investigation of biological tissues of the model organism Porcellio scaber (Crustacea: Isopoda). Tissue from digestive glands was prepared as for conventional SEM or as for transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The samples were transferred into FIB/SEM for FIB milling and an imaging operation. FIB-milled regions were secondary electron imaged, back-scattered electron imaged, or energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analyzed. Our results demonstrated that FIB/SEM enables simultaneous investigation of sample gross morphology, cell surface characteristics, and subsurface structures. The same FIB-exposed regions were analyzed by EDX to provide basic compositional data. When samples were prepared as for TEM, the information obtained with FIB/SEM is comparable, though at limited magnification, to that obtained from TEM. A combination of imaging, micro-manipulation, and compositional analysis appears of particular interest in the investigation of epithelial tissues, which are subjected to various endogenous and exogenous conditions affecting their structure and function. The FIB/SEM is a promising tool for an overall examination of epithelial tissue under normal, stressed, or pathological conditions.

  2. Sobre la estructura semántica de las palabras autosemánticas

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    A partir de los conceptos de semema o estructura semémica y de los conceptos tradicionales de afijos y los accidentes gramaticales se plantea una supuesta estructura semántica profunda de la palabra, análoga a la de la oración en el modelo de la gramática de casos. Con base en este supuesto se reinterpretan algunas funciones semánticas de los afijos (particularmente de los sufijos, entre otras, como formas de la expresión de la modalidad léxica; se plantea una correlación entre rasgos semánticos específicos y las relaciones semánticas de caso. Por último se deducen algunas consideraciones pertinentes y se demuestra un isomorfismo entre la estructura profunda de la oración y la supuesta estructura semántica profunda de las palabras auto  semánticas.

  3. Sobre la estructura semántica de las palabras autosemánticas

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    Morales Ascencio Bernardo

    2010-01-01

    A partir de los conceptos de semema o estructura semémica y de los conceptos tradicionales de afijos y los accidentes gramaticales se plantea una supuesta estructura semántica profunda de la palabra, análoga a la de la oración en el modelo de la gramática de casos. Con base en este supuesto se reinterpretan algunas funciones semánticas de los afijos (particularmente de los sufijos), entre otras, como formas de la expresión de la modalidad léxica; se plantea una correlación entre rasg...

  4. Avaliação da coluna lombar e torácica nas situações com salto alto e com os pés descalços com o instrumento arcômetro Evaluation of the thoracic and lumbar spine in situations using high heels and barefoot with the arcometer instrument

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    Carlos Eduardo dos Santos Minossi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O salto alto há muitos anos tem sido um grande aliado das mulheres, tornando-se uma ferramenta fundamental em seu dia a dia. Contudo, a utilização indiscriminada, seja do ponto de vista da frequência de utilização ou da altura do salto, pode trazer prejuízos para a saúde do corpo, que, a busca do melhor equilíbrio, pode desencadear alterações da postura, trazendo problemas para os pés e para a coluna vertebral. Os objetivos deste estudo foram: identificar a postura das curvaturas das colunas vertebral, torácica e lombar de estudantes universitárias, a partir do conhecimento dos ângulos destas curvaturas, e comparar esta postura nas situações com salto alto e com os pés descalços. Foram avaliadas 34 estudantes do sexo feminino, com idades médias de 20±1,9 anos, utilizando o instrumento arcômetro, nas situações com salto alto de 9 cm de altura e com pés descalços. O arcômetro foi colocado sobre os processos espinhosos das vértebras T1, T12, L1 e L5, identificados por palpação, e forneceu os ângulos das curvaturas. Para verificar as diferenças dos ângulos e da postura entre as duas situações de teste, foram utilizados o teste t pareado e o do χ², respectivamente (a=0,05. Os resultados demonstraram que a utilização de salto alto não modificou significativamente os ângulos das curvaturas torácica e lombar da coluna vertebral, bem como não interferiu na classificação da postura das estudantes universitárias, as quais, em sua maioria, apresentaram postura normal da coluna vertebral.For many years, high heels have been a great ally of women becoming an important tool in their everyday lives. However, its use, especially indiscriminate in the point of view of the use frequency or heel height, can bring harm to the body, which, in the search for better balance, may favor body posture changes by bringing injuries to the feet and to the spine. The aims of this study were: to identify the curvatures position of

  5. Three-dimensional characterization of Gd nanoparticles using STEM-in-SEM tomography in a dual-beam FIB-SEM

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    Van Leer, Brandon; Bouchet-Marquis, Cedric; Cheng, Huikai

    2015-10-01

    Serial sectioning using the FIB and subsequent imaging of the same FIB-exposed surface by both FIB microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in a DualBeam has proven especially useful to study the three-dimensional (3D) morphology of complex engineered materials systems. The technique was first introduced as an automated process in 2004 and since then has established itself as one of the primary applications for FIB and DualBeams. While state-of-the-art systems can produce datasets with a z-axis slice thickness of 3-5 nm, FIB nanotomography remains a destructive technique and is limited in resolution by the z-axis slice thickness. Electron tomography is another technique used to visualize 3D structures within a transmission electron microscope used in TEM or STEM mode. Using a thin sample focused on a region of interest, the electron beam passes through the specimen incrementally tilting around the center of the region of interest as images are acquired sequentially on a camera (TEM) or a Detector (STEM). The resulting images are reconstructed into a 3D volume using a variety of algorithms including Weighted Back Projection (WBP), or Serial Iterative Reconstruction Technique (SIRT). Low energy STEM in SEM is a routine analysis in SEMs and DualBeam FIB-SEM instrumentation for morphological characterization and ultra high-resolution imaging. With a DualBeam or SEM configured with a solid state silicon diode STEM detector and a stage with adequate tilt freedom, it is possible to acquire a sufficient number of images for 3D reconstruction using STEM tomography in SEMs and DualBeam instruments. A thin section sample of gadolinium nanoparticles ranging in size up to 50 nm mounted on an aluminum substrate was prepared using in-situ lift-out (INLO) by FIB. The sample was thinned using 30 kV Ga+ FIB to approximately 125 nm. Using an in-situ stage with 360 degree continuous tilt, the thin section was imaged every 1 degree with 30 keV SEM and the STEM detector through

  6. Efecto de un trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento y de un trabajo de cuestas sobre el desplazamiento en defensa y la capacidad de salto en voleibol

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    Vicente Ávila Gandía

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue comprobar el efecto de un trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento combinado o no con un trabajo de cuestas sobre la capacidad de desplazamiento general y específico y sobre la capacidad de alcance en jugadores de voleibol en periodo de formación. La muestra objeto de estudio fueron 36 jugadores de voleibol en formación (grupo A estuvo formado por 18 jugadores masculinos, y grupo B y C por nueve jugadoras cada uno. Se realizó un diseño cuasi-experimental intersujeto con una prueba pre, post, y re-test. La variable independiente fue el tipo de trabajo realizado para mejorar la capacidad de desplazamiento (nueve sesiones. Se distinguieron dos niveles de intervención: a realización de un trabajo de desplazamientos específicos (grupos A y B; y b realización de un trabajo de desplazamientos específicos y de un trabajo de fuerza en cuestas ascendentes (grupo C. Las variables dependientes fueron: la técnica y el tiempo de desplazamiento en bloqueo, y en defensa en campo, el tiempo en realización del test de 9-3-3-9, y la altura de alcance en un salto con y sin carrera de aproximación. El trabajo de técnica de desplazamientos mejora la calidad de ejecución de los desplazamientos específicos. En categoría masculina, el trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento mejora los tiempos de ejecución de los desplazamientos genéricos y de los desplazamientos específicos. En categoría femenina, el trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento no mejoró los tiempos de ejecución de los desplazamientos genéricos y de los desplazamientos específicos. En categoría femenina, el trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento realizado de forma conjunta con el trabajo de cuestas parece mejorar los tiempos de ejecución de los desplazamientos genéricos y de los desplazamientos específicos. El trabajo de técnica de desplazamiento con o sin el trabajo de cuestas no mejora la capacidad de alcance de los jugadores.

  7. In-line CD metrology with combined use of scatterometry and CD-SEM

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    Asano, Masafumi; Ikeda, Takahiro; Koike, Toru; Abe, Hideaki

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    Measurement characteristics in scatterometry and CD-SEM for lot acceptance sampling of inline critical dimension (CD) metrology were investigated by using a statistical approach with Monte Carlo simulation. By operation characteristics curve analysis, producer's risk and consumer's risk arising from sampling were clarified. Single use of scatterometry involves a higher risk, such risk being particularly acute in the case of large intra-chip CD variation because it is unable to sufficiently monitor intra-chip CD variation including local CD error. Substituting scatterometry for conventional SEM metrology is accompanied with risks, resulting in the increase of unnecessary cost. The combined use of scatterometry and SEM metrology in which the sampling plan for SEM is controlled by scatterometry is a promising metrology from the viewpoint of the suppression of risks and cost. This is due to the effect that CD errors existing in the distribution tails are efficiently caught.

  8. 78 FR 50079 - Information Collection Activities: Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS); Proposed...

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    ...: 134E1700D2 EEEE500000 ET1SF0000.DAQ000] Information Collection Activities: Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS); Proposed Collection; Comment Request Correction In notice document 2013-19416...

  9. Assessment of Paint Layers by FE-SEM and EDS Examination

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    Harris, Donovan

    2004-01-01

    .... The approach was to remove free-film samples from each panel, fracture the films, and then examine at high magnification the cross sections using a field emission-scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM...

  10. SEM imaging capability for advanced nano-structures and its application to metrology

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    Suzuki, Makoto; Ikeda, Uki; Kasai, Yuji; Mizuhara, Yuzuru; Kishimoto, Takanori; Tachibana, Ichiro; Suzuki, Naomasa; Kawano, Hajime

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    In recent trend of semiconductor manufacturing, accurate critical dimension (CD) metrology is required to realize miniaturized three-dimensional (3D) structures. However, the conventional edge contrast of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is often suppressed when imaging the deep bottom of the 3D structures. In this paper, we propose effective approaches realizing the improved SEM image contrast for such metrology targets. Our approach utilizes the principle of the SEM contrast, and optimizes the three major influencing factors of SEM contrast; signal generation, signal propagation inside the specimen, and signal detection by the detectors. We show the examples of improved image contrast including, embedded voids imaging by high landing beam energy, contact-hole bottom imaging by angular selective detections, and precise edge position extraction realized by energy-angular selective imaging.

  11. Nanomanufacturing concerns about measurements made in the SEM Part V: dealing with noise

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    Postek, Michael T.; Vladár, András. E.

    2016-09-01

    Scanning electron microscopes (SEM) are used extensively in research and advanced manufacturing for materials characterization, metrology and process control. Unfortunately, noise can limit the specimen-specific detail and the information that can be acquired in any SEM micrograph, or measurement made from those data. The majority of SEM measurements are done at low primary electron beam currents and fast imaging mode resulting in rather noisy signals - often too noisy. The amount and the type of the noise and the steps taken to deal with it are critical to the quality and amount of the information gathered. This fifth presentation, in this series of SEM dimensional metrology tutorial papers, discusses some of the various causes of measurement uncertainty in scanned particle beam instruments specifically dealing with signal-to-noise (SNR) and its contribution to measurement imprecision.

  12. Semánticas para álgebras de procesos estocásticos no markovianos

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    López Barquilla, Natalia

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    En esta Tesis se ha realizado un estudio de Semánticas para Álgebras de Procesos estocásticos no Markovianos. En primer lugar se ha estudiado una extensión de la Bisimulación débil llamada "Global", con la que se pretende solucionar diversos problemas que tiene la definición original. A continuación se ha definido una Semántica Operacional para las álgebras estocásticas donde las variables aleatorias puden ser de cualquier tipo. Basándose en esa Semántica Operacional se han estudiado Semántic...

  13. A combined SEM, CV and EIS study of multi-layered porous ceramic reactors for flue gas purification

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    He, Zeming; Andersen, Kjeld Bøhm; Nygaard, Frederik Berg

    2013-01-01

    The effect of sintering temperature of 12-layered porous ceramic reactors (comprising 5 cells) was studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The difference in microstructures of the reactors was evaluated by SEM...

  14. The importance of scanning electron microscopy (sem in taxonomy and morphology of Chironomidae (Diptera

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    Andrzej Kownacki

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The paper reports on the value of scanning electron microscopy (SEM in the taxonomy and morphology of Chironomidae. This method has been relatively rarely used in Chironomidae studies. Our studies suggest that the SEM method provides a lot of new information. For example, the plastron plate of the thoracic horn of Macropelopia nebulosa (Meigen under light microscopy is visible as points, while under SEM we have found that it consists of a reticular structure with holes. By using SEM a more precise picture of the body structure of Chironomidae can be revealed. It allows researchers to explain inconsistencies in the existing descriptions of species. Another advantage of the SEM method is obtaining spatial images of the body and organs of Chironomidae. However, the SEM method also has some limitations. The main problem is dirt or debris (e.g. algae, mud, secretions, mucus, bacteria, etc., which often settles on the external surface of structures, especially those which are uneven or covered with hair. The dirt should be removed after collection of chironomid material because if left in place it can become chemically fixed to various surfaces. It unnecessarily remains at the surface and final microscopic images may contain artifacts that obscure chironomid structures being investigated. In this way many details of the surface are thus unreadable. The results reported here indicate that SEM examination helps us to identify new morphological features and details that will facilitate the identification of species of Chironomidae and may help to clarify the function of various parts of the body. Fast development of electron microscope technique allows us to learn more about structure of different organisms.

  15. BIB-SEM of representative area clay structures paving towards an alternative model of porosity

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    Desbois, G.; Urai, J. L.; Houben, M.; Hemes, S.; Klaver, J.

    2012-04-01

    A major contribution to understanding the sealing capacity, coupled flow, capillary processes and associated deformation in clay-rich geomaterials is based on detailed investigation of the rock microstructures. However, the direct characterization of pores in representative elementary area (REA) and below µm-scale resolution remains challenging. To investigate directly the mm- to nm-scale porosity, SEM is certainly the most direct approach, but it is limited by the poor quality of the investigated surfaces. The recent development of ion milling tools (BIB and FIB; Desbois et al, 2009, 2011; Heath et al., 2011; Keller et al., 2011) and cryo-SEM allows respectively producing exceptional high quality polished cross-sections suitable for high resolution porosity SEM-imaging at nm-scale and investigating samples under wet conditions by cryogenic stabilization. This contribution focuses mainly on the SEM description of pore microstructures in 2D BIB-polished cross-sections of Boom (Mol site, Belgium) and Opalinus (Mont Terri, Switzerland) clays down to the SEM resolution. Pores detected in images are statistically analyzed to perform porosity quantification in REA. On the one hand, BIB-SEM results allow retrieving MIP measurements obtained from larger sample volumes. On the other hand, the BIB-SEM approach allows characterizing porosity-homogeneous and -predictable islands, which form the elementary components of an alternative concept of porosity/permeability model based on pore microstructures. Desbois G., Urai J.L. and Kukla P.A. (2009) Morphology of the pore space in claystones - evidence from BIB/FIB ion beam sectioning and cryo-SEM observations. E-Earth, 4, 15-22. Desbois G., Urai J.L., Kukla P.A., Konstanty J. and Baerle C. (2011). High-resolution 3D fabric and porosity model in a tight gas sandstone reservoir: a new approach to investigate microstructures from mm- to nm-scale combining argon beam cross-sectioning and SEM imaging . Journal of Petroleum Science

  16. Comparative study of nanoscale surface structures of calcite microcrystals using FE-SEM, AFM, and TEM.

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    Chien, Yung-Ching; Mucci, Alfonso; Paquette, Jeanne; Sears, S Kelly; Vali, Hojatollah

    2006-08-01

    The bulk morphology and surface features that developed upon precipitation on micrometer-size calcite powders and millimeter-size cleavage fragments were imaged by three different microscopic techniques: field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of Pt-C replicas, and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Each technique can resolve some nanoscale surface features, but they offer different ranges of magnification and dimensional resolutions. Because sample preparation and imaging is not constrained by crystal orientation, FE-SEM and TEM of Pt-C replicas are best suited to image the overall morphology of microcrystals. However, owing to the decoration effect of Pt-C on the crystal faces, TEM of Pt-C replicas is superior at resolving nanoscale surface structures, including the development of new faces and the different microtopography among nonequivalent faces in microcrystals, which cannot be revealed by FE-SEM. In conjunction with SEM, Pt-C replica provides the evidence that crystals grow in diverse and face-specific modes. The TEM imaging of Pt-C replicas has nanoscale resolution comparable to AFM. AFM yielded quantitative information (e.g., crystallographic orientation and height of steps) of microtopographic features. In contrast to Pt-C replicas and SEM providing three-dimensional images of the crystals, AFM can only image one individual cleavage or flat surface at a time.

  17. Morphological characteristics of primary enamel surfaces versus permanent enamel surfaces: SEM digital analysis.

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    Lucchese, A; Storti, E

    2011-09-01

    The morphology of permanent and primary enamel surface merits further analysis. The objective of this study was to illustrate a method of SEM digital image processing able to quantify and discriminate between the morphological characteristics of primary and permanent tooth enamel. Sixteen extracted teeth, 8 primary teeth and 8 permanent teeth, kept in saline solution, were analysed. The teeth were observed under SEM. The SEM images were analysed by means of digitally processed algorithms. The two algorithms used were: Local standard deviation to measure surface roughness with the roughness index (RI); Hough's theorem to identify linear structures with the linear structure index (LSI). The SEM images of primary teeth enamel show smooth enamel with little areas of irregularity. No linear structures are apparent. The SEM images of permanent enamel show a not perfectly smooth surface; there are furrows and irregularities of variable depth and width. In the clinical practice a number of different situations require the removal of a thin layer of enamel. Only a good morphological knowledge of both permanent and primary tooth enamel gives the opportunity to identify and exploit the effects of rotary tools on enamel, thus allowing for a correct finishing technique.

  18. SEM metrology on bit patterned media nanoimprint template: issues and improvements

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    Hwu, Justin J.; Babin, Sergey; Yushmanov, Peter

    2012-03-01

    Critical dimension measurement is the most essential metrology needed in nanofabrication processes and the practice is most commonly executed using SEMs for its flexibility in sampling, imaging, and data processing. In bit patterned media process development, nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is used for template replication and media fabrication. SEM imaging on templates provide not only individual dot size, but also information for dot size distribution, the location of dots, pitch and array alignment quality, etc. It is very important to know the SEM measurement limit since the feature nominal size is less than 20 nm and the dot feature size and other metrics will relate to the final media performance. In our work an analytical SEM was used. We performed and compared two imaging analysis approaches for metrology information. The SEM beam was characterized using BEAMETR test sample and software for proper beam condition setup. A series of images obtained on a 27 nm nominal pitch dot array patterns were analyzed by conventional brightness intensity threshold method and physical model based analysis using myCD software. Through comparison we identified the issues with threshold method and the strength of using model based analysis for its improvement in feature size and pitch measurement uncertainty and accuracy. TEM cross sections were performed as accuracy reference for better understanding the source of measurement accuracy deviation.

  19. SEM/EDS and optical microscopy analyses of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish guts.

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    Wang, Zhong-Min; Wagner, Jeff; Ghosal, Sutapa; Bedi, Gagandeep; Wall, Stephen

    2017-12-15

    Microplastic particles from Atlantic and Pacific Ocean trawls, lab-fed fish guts and ocean fish guts have been characterized using optical microscopy and SEM/EDS in terms of size, morphology, and chemistry. We assessed whether these measurements could serve as a rapid screening process for subsequent identification of the likely microplastic candidates by micro-spectroscopy. Optical microscopy enabled morphological classification of the types of particles or fibers present in the sample, as well as the quantification of particle size ranges and fiber lengths. SEM/EDS analysis was used to rule out non-plastic particles and screen the prepared samples for potential microplastic, based on their element signatures and surface characteristics. Chlorinated plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) could be easily identified with SEM/EDS due to their unique elemental signatures including chlorine, as could mineral species that are falsely identified as plastics by optical microscopy. Particle morphology determined by optical microscopy and SEM suggests the fish ingested particles contained both degradation fragments from larger plastic pieces and also manufactured microplastics. SEM images of microplastic particle surfaces revealed characteristic cracks consistent with environmental exposure, as well as pigment particles consistent with manufactured materials. Most of the microplastic surfaces in the fish guts and ocean trawls were covered with biofilms, radiolarians, and crustaceans. Many of the fish stomachs contained micro-shell pieces which visually resembled microplastics. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. In Situ Characterization of Boehmite Particles in Water Using Liquid SEM

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    Yao, Juan; Arey, Bruce W.; Yang, Li; Zhang, Fei; Komorek, Rachel E.; Chun, Jaehun; Yu, Xiao-Ying

    2017-09-27

    In situ imaging and elemental analysis of boehmite (AlOOH) particles in water is realized using the System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface (SALVI) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). This paper describes the method and key steps in integrating the vacuum compatible SAVLI to SEM and obtaining secondary electron (SE) images of particles in liquid in high vacuum. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) is used to obtain elemental analysis of particles in liquid. A synthesized AlOOH particle is used as a model in the liquid SEM illustration. Our results demonstrate that particles can be imaged in the SE mode with good resolution. The AlOOH EDX spectrum shows significant signal from the Al compared with deionized water and the empty channel control. In situ liquid SEM is a powerful technique to study particles in liquid with many exciting applications. This procedure aims to provide technical details in how to conduct liquid SEM imaging and EDX analysis using SALVI and reduce potential pitfalls using this approach for other researchers.

  1. Metals sediment toxicity: Chemical approach by SEM/AVS ratio. Application on Seine estuary sediments

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    Clarisse, O.; Ouddane, B.; Fischer, J. C.; Wartel, M.

    2003-05-01

    Within the framework of environmental quality criteria for certain heavy metals in sediment, Acid Volatile Sulphides (AVS) has been proposed as the primary standardisation parameter in combination with the amount of simultaneously extracted metals (SEM) [1]. AVS, comprising essentially iron monosulphides in sediments, are available for binding divalent cationic metals through the formation of insoluble metal-sulphide complexes, thereby controlling the metal bioavailability and subsequent toxicity for benthic biocommunities. AVS is operationally defined as the amount of sulphides that can be volatilised during a cold acid extraction. The AVS-bound metals, with environmental concern (usually Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn), are extracted at the same time and are called simultaneously extracted metals (SEM). The ratio or the difference between AVS and SEM gives an indication of the potential sediment toxicity. Such problems on extraction procedure appears: for AVS hydrochloric acid 6 mol.dm^{-3} is current1y used [2-3] even so for SEM use of hydrochloric acid 1 mol.dm^{-3} is advised [4-5]. To investigate the influence of acid strength, sulphides and metals extractions are realized on anoxic sediments from seine estuary. SEM/AVS ratio for different acid was calculated and toxicity associated is discussed.

  2. The use of SEM/EDS method in mineralogical analysis of ordinary chondritic meteorite

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    Breda Mirtič

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersiveX-ray spectroscopy (SEM/EDS for determination of mineral phases according to their stoichiometry and assessment of mineral composition of ordinary chondritic meteorite. For the purposes of this study, H3 type ordinary chondritic meteorite Abbott was selected. SEM/EDS allows identification and characterisation of mineralphases, whose size is below the resolution of an optical microscope. Mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix were located in backscattered electron (BSE mode and were assessed from atomic proportions of constituent elements, obtained by the EDS analysis. SEM/EDS analyses of mineral phases showed that Abbott meteorite is characterised by Fe-rich (Fe, Ni-alloy kamacite, Fe-sulphide troilite or pyrrhotite, chromite, Mg-rich olivine, orthopyroxene bronzite or hypersthene, clinopyroxene Al-diopside, acid plagioclase oligoclase, accessory mineral chlorapatite and secondary minerals Fe-hydroxides (goethite or lepidocrocite. Results of semi-quantitative analyses confirmed that most of analysed mineralphases conform well to stoichiometric minerals with minor deviations of oxygen from stoichiometric proportions. Comparison between mineral phases in chondrules and interstitial matrix was also performed, however it showed no significant differences in elemental composition.Differences in chemical composition between minerals in interstitial matrix and chondrules are sometimes too small to be discernedby the SEM/EDS, therefore knowledge of SEM/EDS capabilities is important for correct interpretation of chondrite formation.

  3. In Situ Characterization of Boehmite Particles in Water Using Liquid SEM.

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    Yao, Juan; Arey, Bruce W; Yang, Li; Zhang, Fei; Komorek, Rachel; Chun, Jaehun; Yu, Xiao-Ying

    2017-09-27

    In situ imaging and elemental analysis of boehmite (AlOOH) particles in water is realized using the System for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface (SALVI) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). This paper describes the method and key steps in integrating the vacuum compatible SAVLI to SEM and obtaining secondary electron (SE) images of particles in liquid in high vacuum. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) is used to obtain elemental analysis of particles in liquid and control samples including deionized (DI) water only and an empty channel as well. Synthesized boehmite (AlOOH) particles suspended in liquid are used as a model in the liquid SEM illustration. The results demonstrate that the particles can be imaged in the SE mode with good resolution (i.e., 400 nm). The AlOOH EDX spectrum shows significant signal from the aluminum (Al) when compared with the DI water and the empty channel control. In situ liquid SEM is a powerful technique to study particles in liquid with many exciting applications. This procedure aims to provide technical know-how in order to conduct liquid SEM imaging and EDX analysis using SALVI and to reduce potential pitfalls when using this approach.

  4. Taracotomia sem intubação orotraqueal: modelo experimental em ratos

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    Amélia C Seidel

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é descrever uma técnica para realização de toracotomias, com ou sem ressecções pulmonares sem intubação orotraqueal. Foram utilizados 36 Rattus novergucus albinus, Wistar, adultos, fêmeas, submetidos a ressecção pulmonar sob vetilzação espontânea e caráter de oxigênio com fluxo de 1 litro / minuto em um capacete que envolvia toda cabeça do animal. Não houve óbito no per ou pó-operatório devido complicações inerentes ao procedimento. Os resultados mostraram que esta operação, sem intubação orotraqueal pode ser realizada, apresentando como vantagens, a simplicidade na execução e ausência de trauma traqueal.

  5. Exploring the world of micro sculptures - subfossil Cladocera remains under the SEM

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    Izabela Zawiska

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The scanning electron microscope (SEM is widely used for the identification of microstructural characteristics and morphology of different microorganisms. Common procedures are based and developed for remains of living species. This paper presents an effective method for drying and preparing subfossil Cladocera remains for SEM observation, which has been recently adapted and tested on several samples originating from different American and European lakes. This method results to be fast and cheap, as it excludes the use of expensive and toxic reagents. Moreover, it allows to recognize the micro sculpture and other species specific characteristics present on the different body parts of the Cladocera remains. The present contribution provides 29 high quality pictures of 12 cladoceran species at magnification between 200x and 11,000x. SEM images reveal  that the patterns observed on the shells under the light microscope actually are always three dimensional structures.

  6. FE-SEM observation of swelled seaweed using hydrophilic ionic liquid; 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate.

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    Takahashi, Chisato; Shirai, Takashi; Fuji, Masayoshi

    2013-01-01

    The method to observe the exact morphology of swelled seaweed as an example of biological material by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) with the aid of hydrophilic ionic liquid (IL); 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate is reported. Seaweed was first swelled in 3.5% NaCl solution and then treated with the IL and water mixture in 1:7 weight ratios and centrifuged to remove the excess IL solution. Thus treated seaweed maintained its morphology even at high magnification and did not show drying in the FE-SEM chamber. This observation technique might be useful for various kinds of biological materials to be observed under FE-SEM. Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  7. Co-evolución entre la Web Social y la Web Semántica

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    Torres, Diego de

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    La Web Social y la Web Semántica han impactado en la forma en que la creación de conocimiento se ha llevado a cabo en la Web. La Web Social promociona la participación de los usuarios para crear y editar contenido y conocimiento en la Web. La proliferación de contenido y la necesidad de tener una administración automatizada de esta información disparó la aparición de la Web Semántica. Actualmente, la Web Social y la Web Semántica conviven y comparten un mismo tema: un mejor manejo del conocim...

  8. Enhanced EDX images by fusion of multimodal SEM images using pansharpening techniques.

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    Franchi, G; Angulo, J; Moreaud, M; Sorbier, L

    2018-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to explore the potential interest of image fusion in the context of multimodal scanning electron microscope (SEM) imaging. In particular, we aim at merging the backscattered electron images that usually have a high spatial resolution but do not provide enough discriminative information to physically classify the nature of the sample, with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) images that have discriminative information but a lower spatial resolution. The produced images are named enhanced EDX. To achieve this goal, we have compared the results obtained with classical pansharpening techniques for image fusion with an original approach tailored for multimodal SEM fusion of information. Quantitative assessment is obtained by means of two SEM images and a simulated dataset produced by a software based on PENELOPE. © 2017 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2017 Royal Microscopical Society.

  9. Fratura supracondiliana do fêmur durante salto após reconstrução artroscópica do ligamento cruzado anterior Supracondylar emur fracture during jump after anterior cruciate ligament arthroscopic reconstruction

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    Thiago Yukio Fukuda

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: A fratura distal do fêmur é uma das possíveis complicações no período pós-operatório de reconstrução de LCA, porém, de incidência rara. RELATO DE CASO: Descreve-se o caso de um atleta de 34 anos, gênero masculino, no quinto mês de pós-operatório de reconstrução de LCA. O caso evoluía normalmente de acordo com o protocolo estabelecido; o paciente apresentava bom controle e estabilidade sensoriomotora, quando sofreu fratura supracondiliana do fêmur ao realizar um salto durante atendimento fisioterápico. A reconstrução ligamentar foi realizada com enxerto dos músculos flexores do joelho e a fratura, ocasionada posteriormente, reduzida e fixada com placa e parafuso. Dez meses após a redução aberta e fixação interna da fratura, apresenta função regular na escala Lysholm, amplitude de movimento normal e força muscular grau V em flexores e extensores da coxa. DISCUSSÃO: Poucos relatos de caso semelhantes ao presente foram encontrados na literatura; a maioria apresentou fratura do fêmur após a reconstrução do LCA com tendão patelar. Este caso mostra-se relevante pela associação da fratura supracondiliana do fêmur com reconstrução ligamentar com tendões dos flexores, visto que apenas um trabalho seguiu tal direção. Dentre as prováveis causas dessa fratura, destacam-se uma fragilidade óssea por desuso e túnel ósseo femoral de diâmetro maior que o padrão, apesar de não haver consenso em relação a essas alterações. Uma hipótese sugerida pelos autores deste relato é de que o túnel ósseo de fixação do enxerto pode ter sido um intensificador de estresse sobre o local da fratura.BACKGROUND: Distal femoral fracture is one of the possible complications on the post operative period of the ACL reconstruction; however, with rare incidence. CASE REPORT: This study reports a male 34 year-old athlete, five months after ACL reconstruction surgery. The case developed normally in accordance

  10. Determinación y análisis de valores de nitrógeno ureico en sangre (bun), glucosa, creatin kinasa (ck) y ácido láctico pre y post ejercicio en una población de atletas equinos de salto en Bogotá, D.C.

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    Claudia Aixa Mutis Barreto; Tania Elena Pérez Jimenez;

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    Este trabajo se realizó con el fin de dar alguna información importante sobre la variación de los datos obtenidos datos pre y post ejercicio; para así poder dar un patrón de comportamiento de estos valores tanto en nuestra geografía, ambiente de trabajo y condiciones de preparación. La investigación y la recolección de las muestras se realizaron en la Escuela de Equitación del Ejército Nacional, Club los Arrayanes y CESPO en la ciudad de Bogotá. Se utilizaron 40 equinos deportistas de salto...

  11. El adjetivo en el Nuevo Testamento: clasificación semántica

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    Romero González, Dámaris

    2010-01-01

    El adjetivo ha sido estudiado habitualmente desde el punto de vista del sustantivo, como una subclase de éste, ya que ambos poseen una morfología similar. Semánticamente, la mayoría de las gramáticas los clasifican según su capacidad para calificar o determinar al sustantivo, denominándolo calificativo y determinativo respectivamente. Dentro de esta clasificación, se han establecido subgrupos basados en criterios semánticos. Por tanto, el propósito de esta tesis es esbozar una nueva...

  12. Drupal 7: Web Semántica al alcance de todos.

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    Pastor Sánchez, Juan Antonio

    2011-01-01

    Se ofrece una visión de Drupal 7 como una framework de desarrollo de aplicaciones para la Web Semántica. Para ello se describen los aspectos más relevantes de las tecnologías asociadas a la Web Semántica y la dinámica para definir en Drupal Tipos de Contenidos que se mapean con elementos de vocabularios RDF, así como la inclusión de código RDFa.

  13. "Tout autre est tout autre": direitos humanos e perspectivismo semântico-transcendental

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    Oliveira Junior, Nythamar Hilario Fernandes de

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A impossibilidade de se fundamentar os direitos humanos hoje de maneira satisfatória, sem recorrer a modelos essencialistas ou metafísicos, parece correlata à universalidade de sua defesa e promoção. Uma abordagem fenomenológica favorece uma leitura perspectivista da alteridade, tornando altamente defensável e razoável que se aplique uma semântica transcendental ao problema da fundamentação dos direitos humanos

  14. Sealing Capability and SEM Observation of the Implant-Abutment Interface

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    Fabio C. Lorenzoni

    2011-01-01

    water were collected at previously determinate times. The absorbance was measured with a spectrophotometer, and the data were analyzed by Two-way ANOVA (<.05 and Tukey's test. Marginal fit was determined using SEM. Leakage was observed for both groups at all times and was significantly higher at 144 hrs. SEM analysis depicted gaps in the implant-abutment interface of both groups. Gaps in the implant-abutment interface were observed along with leakage increased at the 144 hrs evaluation period.

  15. Comprometimento organizacional e qualidade de vida no trabalho para pessoas com e sem deficiência

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    Carvalho-Freitas, Maria Nivalda de; Silva, Liliam Medeiros da; Farias, Suelen Priscila Macedo; Oliveira, Marcos Santos de; Tette, Raissa Pedrosa Gomes

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    Esta pesquisa buscou verificar se o comprometimento organizacional e a satisfação com aspectos relacionados à qualidade de vida no trabalho apresentam resultados significativamente diferentes entre pessoas com (PcD) e sem deficiência (PsD). Participaram do estudo 150 trabalhadores, dos quais 75 com e 75 sem deficiência. Os grupos foram emparelhados conforme a função desempenhada e a organização de trabalho. Os instrumentos utilizados foram: Questionário de Comprometimento e de Qualidade de Vi...

  16. GeoSemOLAP: Geospatial OLAP on the Semantic Web Made Easy

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    Gur, Nurefsan; Nielsen, Jacob; Hose, Katja

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    The proliferation of spatial data and the publication of multidimensional (MD) data on the Semantic Web (SW) has led to new opportunities for On-Line Analytical Processing (SOLAP) over spatial data using SPARQL. However, formulating such queries results in verbose statements and can easily become...... very difficult for inexperienced users. Hence, we have developed GeoSemOLAP to enable users without detailed knowledge of RDF and SPARQL to query the SW with SOLAP. GeoSemOLAP generates SPARQL queries based on high-level SOLAP operators and allows the user to interactively formulate queries using...

  17. 3D-SEM Metrology for Coordinate Measurements at the Nanometer Scale

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    Carli, Lorenzo; De Chiffre, Leonardo; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard; Horsewell, Andy; Dirscherl, Kai

    2010-01-01

    Afhandlingen vedrører den metrologiske anvendelse af tredimensional Scanning Electron Microscopy (3D-SEM) til koordinatmåling på nanometer skala. Relevansen af 3D-SEM, der baseres på stereofotogrammetri, fremhæves her i forhold til andre tilgængelige måleteknikker, og en række problemstillinger vedrørende måleusikkerhedsestimering diskuteres. De nyeste udviklinger indenfor mikro- og nanometrologien, såvel maskiner som teknikker, beskrives i forhold til deres fordele og begrænsninger. Den vigt...

  18. Studies of beam heating of proton beam profile monitor SEM's

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    Pavlovich, Zarko; Osiecki, Thomas H.; Kopp, Sacha E.; /Texas U.

    2005-05-01

    The authors present calculations of the expected temperature rise of proton beam profile monitors due to beam heating. The profile monitors are secondary emission monitors (SEM's) to be made of Titanium foils. The heating is studied to understand whether there is any loss of tension or alignment of such devices. Additionally, calculations of thermally-induced dynamic stress are presented. Ti foil is compared to other materials and also to wire SEM's. The calculations were initially performed for the NuMI beam, where the per-pulse intensity is quite high; for completeness the calculations are also performed for other beam energies and intensities.

  19. Cryo-Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM)-in-SEM for Bio- and Organo-Mineral Interface Characterization in the Environment.

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    Wille, Guillaume; Hellal, Jennifer; Ollivier, Patrick; Richard, Annie; Burel, Agnes; Jolly, Louis; Crampon, Marc; Michel, Caroline

    2017-11-16

    Understanding biofilm interactions with surrounding substratum and pollutants/particles can benefit from the application of existing microscopy tools. Using the example of biofilm interactions with zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI), this study aims to apply various approaches in biofilm preparation and labeling for fluorescent or electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) microanalysis for accurate observations. According to the targeted microscopy method, biofilms were sampled as flocs or attached biofilm, submitted to labeling using 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindol, lectins PNA and ConA coupled to fluorescent dye or gold nanoparticles, and prepared for observation (fixation, cross-section, freezing, ultramicrotomy). Fluorescent microscopy revealed that nZVI were embedded in the biofilm structure as aggregates but the resolution was insufficient to observe individual nZVI. Cryo-scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations showed nZVI aggregates close to bacteria, but it was not possible to confirm direct interactions between nZVI and cell membranes. Scanning transmission electron microscopy in the SEM (STEM-in-SEM) showed that nZVI aggregates could enter the biofilm to a depth of 7-11 µm. Bacteria were surrounded by a ring of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) preventing direct nZVI/membrane interactions. STEM/EDS mapping revealed a co-localization of nZVI aggregates with lectins suggesting a potential role of EPS in nZVI embedding. Thus, the combination of divergent microscopy approaches is a good approach to better understand and characterize biofilm/metal interactions.

  20. Estrutura trófica da ictiofauna, ao longo do gradiente longitudinal do reservatório de Salto Caxias (rio Iguaçu, Paraná, Brasil, no terceiro ano após o represamento - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v27i1.1362 Fishfauna trophic structure across longitudinal gradient of Salto Caxias Reservoir (Iguaçu River – state of Paraná – Brazil in the third year after dam - DOI: 10.4025/actascibiolsci.v27i1.1362

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    Rosilene Luciana Delariva

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste estudo, avaliar a estrutura trófica da ictiofauna, ao longo do gradiente longitudinal do reservatório de Salto Caxias, no terceiro ano após seu represamento (pós 3. Compararam-se os dados obtidos neste trabalho com dados anteriores (pré e pós 1, a fim de verificar se as espécies que alteraram suas dietas no início do represamento voltaram a utilizar os mesmos recursos alimentares oferecidos no ambiente natural. Foram analisados conteúdos estomacais de 1527 exemplares pelo método volumétrico. A maioria das espécies apresentou dietas compostas por grande diversidade de itens alimentares, predominando, geralmente, um tipo de recurso. A ictiofauna foi organizada em oito guildas tróficas. As espécies detritívoras e piscívoras não alteraram consideravelmente seu hábito alimentar ao longo do gradiente espacial. A montante, todas as guildas estiveram distribuídas em proporção mais semelhante do que nos demais locais. Comparando-se os períodos de pré e pós 1 com o pós 3, verifica-se que poucas espécies retomaram seu hábito alimentar originalThis study aims at evaluating the fishfauna trophic structure across the longitudinal gradient of Salto Caxias reservoir, in the third year after its dam (post 3. The data obtained were compared with the previous ones (pre and post 1 to verify if the species that altered their diets in the initial phase of the dam, returned to the same food resources offered by natural environment. S(tomachal contents of 1527 fishes were analyzed, using the volumetric method. In general, fishes presented a great diversity of food items in their diets, usually with a predominant resource kind. Thus, the fishfauna was synthetized in eight trophic guilds. The detrivore and piscivore species did not alter their feeding habit across spatial gradient considerably. (A montanteUpstream, all the trophic guilds were equally distributed compared to the other sites. Comparing pre and post 1 periods

  1. Electromyographic preactivation pattern of the gluteus medius during weight-bearing functional tasks in women with and without anterior knee pain Padrão de pré-ativação eletromiográfica do glúteo médio durante atividades funcionais com descarga de peso em mulheres com e sem dor anterior do joelho

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    Theresa H. Nakagawa

    2011-02-01

    ão foram conclusivos; assim, há necessidade de estudar a pré-ativação do GM durante atividades funcionais. OBJETIVO: Comparar o padrão de pré-ativação eletromiográfica (EMG do GM durante a caminhada, descida de degraus e salto unipodal entre mulheres com e sem DAJ. MÉTODOS: Nove mulheres com diagnóstico clínico de DAJ e dez mulheres sem história de lesão no joelho participaram do estudo. Avaliou-se a envoltória linear do sinal EMG do GM antes do contato do pé no solo, durante caminhada; o tempo de ativação do GM e a envoltória linear do sinal EMG durante descida de degraus e salto unipodal. Utilizou-se o teste Mann-Whitney para determinar a diferença intergrupos no padrão de pré-ativação EMG do GM. RESULTADOS: Não se encontrou nenhuma diferença intergrupos na envoltória linear do GM durante caminhada (P=0.41, no tempo de ativação e na envoltória linear, durante descida de degraus (P=0.17 e P=0.15 e salto unipodal (P=0.81 e P=0.33. CONCLUSÕES: Mulheres com DAJ não apresentaram alterações significativas no padrão de pré-ativação do GM durante atividades funcionais. Os presentes resultados não sustentam a hipótese de que o pobre padrão de pré-ativação do GM esteja envolvido na DAJ.

  2. Creating High-Resolution Multiscale Maps of Human Tissue Using Multi-beam SEM.

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    André F Pereira

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Multi-beam scanning electron microscopy (mSEM enables high-throughput, nano-resolution imaging of macroscopic tissue samples, providing an unprecedented means for structure-function characterization of biological tissues and their cellular inhabitants, seamlessly across multiple length scales. Here we describe computational methods to reconstruct and navigate a multitude of high-resolution mSEM images of the human hip. We calculated cross-correlation shift vectors between overlapping images and used a mass-spring-damper model for optimal global registration. We utilized the Google Maps API to create an interactive map and provide open access to our reconstructed mSEM datasets to both the public and scientific communities via our website www.mechbio.org. The nano- to macro-scale map reveals the tissue's biological and material constituents. Living inhabitants of the hip bone (e.g. osteocytes are visible in their local extracellular matrix milieu (comprising collagen and mineral and embedded in bone's structural tissue architecture, i.e. the osteonal structures in which layers of mineralized tissue are organized in lamellae around a central blood vessel. Multi-beam SEM and our presented methodology enable an unprecedented, comprehensive understanding of health and disease from the molecular to organ length scale.

  3. Aexia sem agrafia: estudo clínico-tomográfico

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    Amauri Batista da Silva

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available Os autores apresentam os achados clínicos e tomográficos de dois casos de alexia sem agrafia e fazem revisão da literatura. Os dois pacientes tiveram infarto extenso em território da artéria cerebral posterior esquerda, desenvolvendo severa alexia, sem agrafia, com distúrbios do campo visual à direita, sem anomia para cores, um deles manifestando transitórias dificuldades mnésicas verbais. Nos dois casos a evolução foi muito boa com regressão total da alexia, constatada 17 meses depois no primeiro caso e três meses após no segundo caso. São feitas considerações sobre as causas e os prováveis mecanismos das alexias, sobretudo da alexia sem agrafia, e a sugestão de que todos os pacientes com alterações hemianópticas à direita por oclusão da artéria cerebral posterior esquerda sejam bem estudados neurologicamente a fim de que essa síndrome possa ser detectada pois, apesar de rara, é possível que muitos casos passem desapercebidos por falta de mais acurada investigação semiótica.

  4. The Great War and Remembrance in Jose Leon Machado's "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho"

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    Azevedo, Milton M.

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes Jose Leon Machado's novel, "Memoria das Estrelas sem Brilho," as a multilayered historical novel in which a war story provides a background for comments on aspects of early twentieth-century Portuguese society, such as male bonding, religion, sexual mores, and social stratification. (Contains 11 notes.)

  5. Critical study of coleoptile elongation controlled by IAA and ABA II. Epidermal surfaces analysed by SEM

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    Hofer, Rose-Marie; Schlienger, Claude; Pilet, Paul-Emile

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    Cell wall surfaces of wheat coleoptiles treated with IAA and ABA were observed using SEM. On in situ and in vitro cultured material, formation of some "cracks” was observed after stimulated elongation. Sizes and distribution of these "cracks” were related to longitudinal stress, which increased with increased cell wall elongation

  6. Are the evidences of forensic entomology preserved in ethanol suitable for SEM studies?

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    López-Esclapez, Raquel; García, María-Dolores; Arnaldos, María-Isabel; Presa, Juan José; Ubero-Pascal, Nicolás

    2014-07-01

    In forensic practice, the use of arthropod evidences to estimate the postmortem interval is a very good approach when the elapsed time from death is long, but it requires the correct identification of the specimens. This is a crucial step, not always easy to achieve, in particular when dealing with immature specimens. In this case, scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) can be useful, but the techniques used to preserve specimens in forensic practice are usually different from those used to prepare specimens for SEM studies. To determine whether forensic evidences preserving techniques are also compatible with SEM analysis, we have compared specimens of all the immature stages of Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera, Calliphoridae) preserved in 70% ethanol, with others prepared with aldehydic fixative techniques that are more appropriate for SEM studies. At the same time, two drying techniques have also been compared with both fixative techniques, the critical point drying and air-drying following with hexamethyldisilizane treatment (HMDS). Our results indicate that there are not basis against recommending the use of ethanol to preserve forensic entomological evidences and that both drying methods appear to offer good results for second and third instar larvae, although HMDS behaves better with eggs and pupae. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Study of Morphological Changes of The Lime Putties During Maturing by SEM/ESEM

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    Navrátilová, Eva; Neděla, Vilém

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 23, S1 (2017), s. 2186-2187 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : SEM * ESEM * morphological changes * lime putties Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  8. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) as an approach for nanoparticle detection inside cells

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    Havrdová, M.; Poláková, K.; Skopalík, J.; Vůjtek, M.; Mokdad, A.; Homolková, M.; Tuček, J.; Nebesářová, Jana; Zbořil, R.

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    Roč. 67, DEC 2014 (2014), s. 149-154 ISSN 0968-4328 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : Field emission scanning electronmicroscopy (FE-SEM) * Stem cells * Iron oxide nanoparticles * Cellular morphology * Endosomes * Cell uptake Subject RIV: FD - Oncology ; Hematology Impact factor: 1.988, year: 2014

  9. About the mechanisms of charging in EPMA, SEM, and ESEM with their time evolution.

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    Cazaux, Jacques

    2004-12-01

    The physical mechanisms involved in electron irradiation of insulating specimens are investigated by combining some simple considerations of solid-state physics (trapping mechanisms of electrons and secondary electron emission) with basic equations of electrostatics. To facilitate the understanding of the involved mechanisms only widely irradiated samples having a uniform distribution of trapping sites are considered. This starting hypothesis allows development of simple models for the trapped charge distributions in ground-coated specimens as investigated in electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) as well as for the bare specimens investigated in scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and environmental SEM (ESEM). Governed by self-regulation processes, the evolution of the electric parameters during the irradiation are also considered for the first time and practical consequences in EPMA, SEM, and ESEM are deduced. In particular, the widespread idea that the noncharging condition of SEM is obtained at a critical energy E2 (where delta + eta = 1 with delta and eta yields obtained in noncharging experiments) is critically discussed.

  10. A Comparative SEM-EDS Elemental Composition of Mud in Coastal ...

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    The present study was aimed to understand the comparative abundance and source of elemental constituents in mud of four coastal shrimp farming areas, Vunh Tau (VT), Nha Trang (NT), Da Nang (DN) and Hue (HU) in Viet Nam using SEM-EDS analysis. Mud samples were collected from shrimp farming coastal zones ...

  11. 3D SEM for surface topography quantification - a case study on dental surfaces

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    Glon, F.; Flys, O.; Lööf, P.-J.; Rosén, B.-G.

    2014-03-01

    3D analysis of surface topography is becoming a more used tool for industry and research. New ISO standards are being launched to assist in quantifying engineering surfaces. The traditional optical measuring instrumentation used for 3D surface characterization has been optical interferometers and confocal based instrumentation. However, the resolution here is limited in the lateral dimension to the wavelength of visible light to about 500 nm. The great advantage using the SEM for topography measurements is the high flexibility to zoom from low magnifications and locating interesting areas to high magnification of down to nanometer large surface features within seconds. This paper presents surface characterization of dental implant micro topography. 3D topography data was created from SEM images using commercial photogrammetric software. A coherence scanning interferometer was used for reference measurements to compare with the 3D SEM measurements on relocated areas. As a result of this study, measurements emphasizes that the correlation between the accepted CSI measurements and the new technology represented by photogrammetry based on SEM images for many areal characterization parameters are around or less than 20%. The importance of selecting sampling and parameter sensitivity to varying sampling is high-lighted. Future work includes a broader study of limitations of the photogrammetry technique on certified micro-geometries and more application surfaces at different scales.

  12. SEM studies of the structure of the gels prepared from untreated and radiation modified potato starch

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    Cieśla, Krystyna; Sartowska, Bożena; Królak, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Potato starch was irradiated with a 60Co gamma rays using doses of 5, 10, 20 and 30 kGy. Gels containing ca. 9.1% of starch were prepared by heating the starch suspensions in the heating chamber stabilized at 100 °C. Four procedures were applied for preparation of the samples in regard to SEM studies and the ability to observe the radiation effect by SEM was assessed for each method. Differences were observed between the SEM images recorded for the non-irradiated samples prepared using all the methods, and those irradiated. Images of the non-irradiated gels indicate generally a honey-comb structure, while smooth areas but with oriented fractures has appeared after irradiation. Modification of gel structure corresponds to the applied dose. The results were related to the process of gel formation (as observed by means of the hot stage microscope) to decrease in swelling power of the irradiated starch and to decreased viscosity of the resulting gels. It can be concluded that the differences in structural properties of gels shown by SEM result probably due to the better homogenization of the gels formed after radiation induced degradation.

  13. SECONDARY CATARACT MATERIAL COLLECTED WITH A GLASS CANNULA - A SEM STUDY

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; VANDERVEEN, G; DIJK, F; WORST, JGF

    1990-01-01

    Secondary cataract material from three patients, collected with a glass cannula approx. 18, 24 and 30 months respectively after operation, was prepared for SEM examination. For the soft samples this was done by filtration through a millipore filter followed by fixation and drying. The more solid

  14. A combined optical, SEM and STM study of growth spirals on the ...

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    richly polytypic CdI2 crystals by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and scanning tunne- ling microscopy ... Under the high resolution and magnification achieved in the scanning ele- ctron microscope, the growth steps of large heights seen in the optical micrographs are found to have a large number of ...

  15. Hacia una visión generativista de la semántica lexical

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    Morales A. Bernardo

    1992-06-01

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    Uno de los objetivos de la teoría semántica de una lengua natural es dar información satisfactoria sobre el significado de las formas lingüísticas. Consideramos que de éstas, las de mayor  importancia significativa son la palabra, la oración y el texto. La palabra, porque en virtud de su compleja estructura semántica y psicológica funciona como el principal medio para la abstracción y conformación de los conceptos destinados para la comunicación; la oración, porque es la unidad de la lengua viva que expresa relaciones de conceptos; el texto, porque es la explicitación del pensamiento en la interacción humana. Las semánticas lexical, oracional y textual son los tres grandes capítulos de la semántica lingüística.


  16. (AN)AEROBIC BACTERIA FOUND IN SECONDARY-CATARACT MATERIAL - A SEM/TEM STUDY

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    KALICHARAN, D; JONGEBLOED, WL; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1992-01-01

    Twentyfour patients, who had marked reduction of vision due to secondary-cataract developed after an ECCE, were treated by surgical cleaning of the posterior lens capsule. During this procedure globular secondary-cataract material was removed and collected for morphological examination by SEM and

  17. TEM and SEM studies of microstructural transformations of thin iron films during annealing

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    Lisowski, W.F.; Keim, Enrico G.; Smithers, Mark A.; Smithers, M.A.

    2002-01-01

    High-temperature induced transformations of the bulk structure as well as the surface and bulk morphology of thin polycrystalline iron films have been investigated using a combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The polycrystalline Fe films were

  18. HUMAN CAPSULE EPITHELIAL-CELL DEGENERATION A LM, SEM AND TEM INVESTIGATION

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    JONGEBLOED, WL; KALICHARAN, D; WORST, JGF

    1993-01-01

    The degeneration of the capsule epithelium of cataractous lenses has been studied with LM, SEM on TEM with emphases on TEM. The observed degeneration of the epithelial cells can be described as follows: The cell nucleus becomes picnotic and desintegrates as result of change of the chromatin.

  19. Evolucionismo, integración sociocognitiva y cambio semántico

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    Augusto Soares da Silva

    2014-03-01

    propagación son esencialmente sociales. Conocer qué factores cognitivos interactúan con los sociales en el proceso de cambio semántico y lingüístico en general es todavía un reto importante en el enfoque evolutivo del cambio lingüístico.

  20. 3D reconstruction of SEM images by use of optical photogrammetry software.

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    Eulitz, Mona; Reiss, Gebhard

    2015-08-01

    Reconstruction of the three-dimensional (3D) surface of an object to be examined is widely used for structure analysis in science and many biological questions require information about their true 3D structure. For Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) there has been no efficient non-destructive solution for reconstruction of the surface morphology to date. The well-known method of recording stereo pair images generates a 3D stereoscope reconstruction of a section, but not of the complete sample surface. We present a simple and non-destructive method of 3D surface reconstruction from SEM samples based on the principles of optical close range photogrammetry. In optical close range photogrammetry a series of overlapping photos is used to generate a 3D model of the surface of an object. We adapted this method to the special SEM requirements. Instead of moving a detector around the object, the object itself was rotated. A series of overlapping photos was stitched and converted into a 3D model using the software commonly used for optical photogrammetry. A rabbit kidney glomerulus was used to demonstrate the workflow of this adaption. The reconstruction produced a realistic and high-resolution 3D mesh model of the glomerular surface. The study showed that SEM micrographs are suitable for 3D reconstruction by optical photogrammetry. This new approach is a simple and useful method of 3D surface reconstruction and suitable for various applications in research and teaching. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Subjective Values of Quality of Life Dimensions in Elderly People. A SEM Preference Model Approach

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    Elosua, Paula

    2011-01-01

    This article proposes a Thurstonian model in the framework of Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) to assess preferences among quality of life dimensions for the elderly. Data were gathered by a paired comparison design in a sample comprised of 323 people aged from 65 to 94 years old. Five dimensions of quality of life were evaluated: Health,…

  2. Marginal adaptation of a low-shrinkage silorane-based composite: A SEM-analysis

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    Schmidt, Malene; Bindslev, Preben Hørsted; Poulsen, Sven

    2012-01-01

    -casts of the restorations were used for SEM pictures at x 16 magnification. Pictures from baseline and follow-up (398 days, SD 29 days) were randomized and the examiner was blinded to the material and the age of the restoration. Stereologic measurements were used to calculate the length and the width of the marginal...

  3. Effects of Missing Data Methods in SEM under Conditions of Incomplete and Nonnormal Data

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    Li, Jian; Lomax, Richard G.

    2017-01-01

    Using Monte Carlo simulations, this research examined the performance of four missing data methods in SEM under different multivariate distributional conditions. The effects of four independent variables (sample size, missing proportion, distribution shape, and factor loading magnitude) were investigated on six outcome variables: convergence rate,…

  4. Application of etching and SEM in the identification of fossil plant tissues in coal

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    Moore, T.A.; Swanson, K.M. (University of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand). Dept. of Geology)

    1993-08-01

    The masking effects of diagenesis and coalification on plant material in coal can be removed by chemical etching. In addition, identification of detailed botanical structure can be improved through scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which provides greater resolution and clarity of image than conventional optical microscopy. The combined techniques of etching and SEM allow the original constituents of coal (plant fossils as opposed to macerals) to be characterized and compared in far greater detail than previously possible. For example, preserved woody tissue (secondary xylem) in some coals can be compared to extant plant material and identified as either gymnosperm or angiosperm based on anatomical characteristics, such as type of ray tissue, xylem tracheids and vessel elements, observable in SEM. Smaller structures such as types of fossil cork cells with suberized cell walls and inner cortex tissue are also described in submicron detail. Finally, a feature discernable in the SEM but not observed in optical microscopy are micron-sized structures (possibly mycorrhizal hyphae) associated with secondarily thickened epidermal cell walls of probable primary roots in an Eocene coal bed. 23 refs., 7 figs.

  5. MICROORGANISMS FOUND IN SECONDARY CATARACT MATERIAL OF ECCE PATIENTS, A STUDY WITH SEM AND TEM

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    KALICHARAN, D; JONGEBLOED, WL; LOS, LI; WORST, JGF

    1993-01-01

    Globular secondary cataract material, removed from 24 patients with ECCE after ophthalmic cleaning of the anterior capsule, were investigated with SEM and TEM. Besides spherical, somewhat oval shaped bodies of various shape and size comparable with those found in cataractous lenses, (an)aerobic

  6. Dimensional verification of high aspect micro structures using FIB-SEM

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    Zhang, Yang; Hansen, Hans Nørgaard

    2013-01-01

    -SEM) assisted by Spip®. The micro features are circular holes 10μm in diameter and 20μm deep, with a 20μm pitch. Various inspection methods were attempted to obtain dimensional information. Due to the dimension, neither optical instrument nor atomic force microscope (AFM) was capable to perform the measurement...

  7. Maximum Likelihood Dynamic Factor Modeling for Arbitrary "N" and "T" Using SEM

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    Voelkle, Manuel C.; Oud, Johan H. L.; von Oertzen, Timo; Lindenberger, Ulman

    2012-01-01

    This article has 3 objectives that build on each other. First, we demonstrate how to obtain maximum likelihood estimates for dynamic factor models (the direct autoregressive factor score model) with arbitrary "T" and "N" by means of structural equation modeling (SEM) and compare the approach to existing methods. Second, we go beyond standard time…

  8. Latent vs. Observed Variables : Analysis of Irrigation Water Efficiency Using SEM and SUR

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    Tang, Jianjun; Folmer, Henk

    In this paper we compare conceptualising single factor technical and allocative efficiency as indicators of a single latent variable, or as separate observed variables. In the former case, the impacts on both efficiency types are analysed by means of structural equationmodeling (SEM), in the latter

  9. The Meaning Factory at SemEval-2016 Task 8 : Producing AMRs with Boxer

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    Bjerva, Johannes; Bos, Johannes; Haagsma, Hessel

    2016-01-01

    We participated in the shared task on meaning representation parsing (Task 8 at SemEval-2016) with the aim of investigating whether we could use Boxer, an existing open-domain semantic parser, for this task. However, the meaning representations produced by Boxer, Discourse Representation Structures,

  10. Assessment of engineered surfaces roughness by high-resolution 3D SEM photogrammetry

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    Gontard, L.C., E-mail: lionelcg@gmail.com [Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11510 (Spain); López-Castro, J.D.; González-Rovira, L. [Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica y Química Inorgánica, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Laboratorio de Corrosión, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); Vázquez-Martínez, J.M. [Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Diseño Industrial, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); Varela-Feria, F.M. [Servicio de Microscopía Centro de Investigación, Tecnología e Innovación (CITIUS), Universidad de Sevilla, Av. Reina Mercedes 4b, 41012 Sevilla (Spain); Marcos, M. [Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Diseño Industrial, Escuela Superior de Ingeniería, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real 11519 (Spain); and others

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    Highlights: • We describe a method to acquire a high-angle tilt series of SEM images that is symmetrical respect to the zero tilt of the sample stage. The method can be applied in any SEM microscope. • Using the method, high-resolution 3D SEM photogrammetry can be applied on planar surfaces. • 3D models of three surfaces patterned with grooves are reconstructed with high resolution using multi-view freeware photogrammetry software as described in LC Gontard et al. Ultramicroscopy, 2016. • From the 3D models roughness parameters are measured • 3D SEM high-resolution photogrammetry is compared with two conventional methods used for roughness characetrization: stereophotogrammetry and contact profilometry. • It provides three-dimensional information with high-resolution that is out of reach for any other metrological technique. - Abstract: We describe a methodology to obtain three-dimensional models of engineered surfaces using scanning electron microscopy and multi-view photogrammetry (3DSEM). For the reconstruction of the 3D models of the surfaces we used freeware available in the cloud. The method was applied to study the surface roughness of metallic samples patterned with parallel grooves by means of laser. The results are compared with measurements obtained using stylus profilometry (PR) and SEM stereo-photogrammetry (SP). The application of 3DSEM is more time demanding than PR or SP, but it provides a more accurate representation of the surfaces. The results obtained with the three techniques are compared by investigating the influence of sampling step on roughness parameters.

  11. Comparative Cryo-SEM and AFM studies of hylid and rhacophorid tree frog toe pads.

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    Barnes, W Jon P; Baum, Martina; Peisker, Henrik; Gorb, Stanislav N

    2013-12-01

    Cryo-scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) offer new avenues for the study of the morphology of tree frog adhesive toe pads. Using these techniques, we compare toe pad microstructure in two distantly related species of tree frog, Litoria caerulea, White (Hylidae) and Rhacophorus prominanus, Smith (Rhacophoridae), in which the toe pads are considered to be convergent. AFM demonstrates the extraordinary similarity of both surface microstructures (largely hexagonal epithelial cells surrounded by deep channels) and nanostructures (an array of nanopillars, ca. 350 nm in diameter, all with a small dimple at the apex). The cryo-SEM studies examined the distribution of the fibrillar cytoskeleton within the different layers of the stratified toe pad epithelium, demonstrating that the cytoskeletal elements (keratin tonofilaments) that lie at an angle to the surface are relatively poorly developed in L. caerulea, clearly so in comparison to R. prominanus. Cryo-SEM also enabled the visualization of the fluid layer that is critical to a toe pad's adhesive function. This was achieved by examination of the frozen fluid residues left behind after removal of a toe within the cryo-SEM's experimental chamber. Such 'toeprints' demonstrated the presence of a wedge of fluid surrounding each toe pad, as well as fluid filling the channels that surround each epithelial cell. Cryo-SEM was used to examine epithelial cell shape. In a sample of 582 cells, 59.5% were hexagonal, the remainder being mainly pentagonal (23.1%) or heptagonal (16.1%). The distribution of differently-shaped cells was not random, but was not associated with either pad curvature or the distribution of mucous pores that provide fluid for the frogs' wet adhesion mechanism. Our main finding, the great similarity of toe pad structure in these two species, has important implications for biomimetics, for such convergent evolution suggests a good starting point for attempts to develop

  12. A representação do feminino heróico na literatura e no cinema : uma análise das obras Quarto de despejo : diário de uma favelada (Carolina Maria de Jesus), Estamira e Estamira para todos e para ninguém (Marcos Prado), De salto alto e Tudo sobre minha mãe (Pedro Almodóvar)

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    Azeredo,Mônica Horta

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a representação da figura de heroína em cinco obras de cinema e literatura: De Salto Alto (1991) e Tudo sobre Minha Mãe (1999), filmes espanhóis de ficção dirigidos por Pedro Almodóvar; Estamira (2004) e Estamira para Todos e para Ninguém (2004), documentários brasileiros em longa-metragem e média-metragem, respectivamente, dirigidos por Marcos Prado; e Quarto de Despejo: diário de uma favelada (19601), livro brasileiro escrito por Carolina Maria de Jesus ...

  13. Semántica del discurso: la variable género. Una investigación sobre el sexismo semántico

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    Penas Ibáñez, Mª Azucena

    2008-01-01

    El presente artículo, siguiendo la corriente investigadora de la Sociolingüística feminista en América del Norte (EE.UU., Québec y Montréal), estudia, desde el lenguaje de género, el sexismo lingüístico, tanto sintáctico como léxico, su caracterización gramatical, y aporta como novedad el estudio del sexismo semántico aplicado a cinco variantes discursivas, con estrechos lazos culturales entre ambas orillas (española; atlántica: argentina, panameña, mexicana; y mediterránea: marroquí), con el...

  14. Contrast of Backscattered Electron SEM Images of Nanoparticles on Substrates with Complex Structure

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    Müller, Erich; Fritsch-Decker, Susanne; Hettler, Simon; Störmer, Heike; Weiss, Carsten; Gerthsen, Dagmar

    2017-01-01

    This study is concerned with backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (BSE SEM) contrast of complex nanoscaled samples which consist of SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) deposited on indium-tin-oxide covered bulk SiO2 and glassy carbon substrates. BSE SEM contrast of NPs is studied as function of the primary electron energy and working distance. Contrast inversions are observed which prevent intuitive interpretation of NP contrast in terms of material contrast. Experimental data is quantitatively compared with Monte-Carlo- (MC-) simulations. Quantitative agreement between experimental data and MC-simulations is obtained if the transmission characteristics of the annular semiconductor detector are taken into account. MC-simulations facilitate the understanding of NP contrast inversions and are helpful to derive conditions for optimum material and topography contrast. PMID:29109816

  15. A Data Matrix Method for Improving the Quantification of Element Percentages of SEM/EDX Analysis

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    Lane, John

    2009-01-01

    A simple 2D M N matrix involving sample preparation enables the microanalyst to peer below the noise floor of element percentages reported by the SEM/EDX (scanning electron microscopy/ energy dispersive x-ray) analysis, thus yielding more meaningful data. Using the example of a 2 3 sample set, there are M = 2 concentration levels of the original mix under test: 10 percent ilmenite (90 percent silica) and 20 percent ilmenite (80 percent silica). For each of these M samples, N = 3 separate SEM/EDX samples were drawn. In this test, ilmenite is the element of interest. By plotting the linear trend of the M sample s known concentration versus the average of the N samples, a much higher resolution of elemental analysis can be performed. The resulting trend also shows how the noise is affecting the data, and at what point (of smaller concentrations) is it impractical to try to extract any further useful data.

  16. Web Semântica: ontologias como ferramentas de representação do conhecimento

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    Maria Elisa Valentim Pickler

    Full Text Available A Web Semântica é uma extensão da Web que acrescenta semântica ao atual formato de representação de dados. Para isso foram propostas diversas tecnologias, dentre essas a criação de ontologias,visando atribuir sentido e significado ao conteúdo dos documentos, atuando como ferramenta de representaçãdo conhecimento. Na presente pesquisa, procurou-se verificar se as ontologias seriam utilizadas apenas para representar o assunto de uma página Web através de termos contextualizados ou se tentariam controlar o vocabulário da Web como um Tesauro.

  17. A new way of solid dosage form samples preparation for SEM and FTIR using microtome.

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    Šimek, Michal; Grünwaldová, Veronika; Kratochvíl, Bohumil

    2014-06-01

    Rapid and correct production of generic solid dosage forms requires a large amount of analytical data and conclusions. Modern analytical techniques have a good resolution and accuracy and allow obtaining a lot of information about the original product. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is used for observation and assessing individual layers, core and surface of solid dosage forms. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy mapping allows determining the distribution and characterization of individual components in a solid dosage form. However, the samples prepared by common way, using scalpel or tablet splitter, are not good enough. It was the reason for development of a new and better method of sample preparation, which uses microtome. Well-prepared samples analyzed by SEM and FTIR mapping allow to determine a solid dosage form formulation, excipient content and distribution of excipient and active pharmaceutical ingredient.

  18. Contrast of Backscattered Electron SEM Images of Nanoparticles on Substrates with Complex Structure.

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    Kowoll, Thomas; Müller, Erich; Fritsch-Decker, Susanne; Hettler, Simon; Störmer, Heike; Weiss, Carsten; Gerthsen, Dagmar

    2017-01-01

    This study is concerned with backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (BSE SEM) contrast of complex nanoscaled samples which consist of SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) deposited on indium-tin-oxide covered bulk SiO2 and glassy carbon substrates. BSE SEM contrast of NPs is studied as function of the primary electron energy and working distance. Contrast inversions are observed which prevent intuitive interpretation of NP contrast in terms of material contrast. Experimental data is quantitatively compared with Monte-Carlo- (MC-) simulations. Quantitative agreement between experimental data and MC-simulations is obtained if the transmission characteristics of the annular semiconductor detector are taken into account. MC-simulations facilitate the understanding of NP contrast inversions and are helpful to derive conditions for optimum material and topography contrast.

  19. Contrast of Backscattered Electron SEM Images of Nanoparticles on Substrates with Complex Structure

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    Thomas Kowoll

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This study is concerned with backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (BSE SEM contrast of complex nanoscaled samples which consist of SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs deposited on indium-tin-oxide covered bulk SiO2 and glassy carbon substrates. BSE SEM contrast of NPs is studied as function of the primary electron energy and working distance. Contrast inversions are observed which prevent intuitive interpretation of NP contrast in terms of material contrast. Experimental data is quantitatively compared with Monte-Carlo- (MC- simulations. Quantitative agreement between experimental data and MC-simulations is obtained if the transmission characteristics of the annular semiconductor detector are taken into account. MC-simulations facilitate the understanding of NP contrast inversions and are helpful to derive conditions for optimum material and topography contrast.

  20. Electronic structure and optical properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem superlattices

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    Caid M.

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The structural, electronic and optical properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem superlattices have been computationally evaluated for different configurations with m = n and m≠n using the full-potential linear muffin-tin method. The exchange and correlation potentials are treated by the local density approximation (LDA. The ground state properties of (BeTen/(ZnSem binary compounds are determined and compared with the available data. It is found that the superlattice band gaps vary depending on the layers used. The optical constants, including the dielectric function ε(ω, the refractive index n(ω and the refractivity R(ω, are calculated for radiation energies up to 35 eV.

  1. Mapping the Complex Morphology of Cell Interactions with Nanowire Substrates Using FIB-SEM

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    Wierzbicki, Rafal; Købler, Carsten; Jensen, Mikkel Ravn Boye

    2013-01-01

    Using high resolution focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM) we study the details of cell-nanostructure interactions using serial block face imaging. 3T3 Fibroblast cellular monolayers are cultured on flat glass as a control surface and on two types of nanostructured scaffold...... substrates made from silicon black (Nanograss) with low- and high nanowire density. After culturing for 72 hours the cells were fixed, heavy metal stained, embedded in resin, and processed with FIB-SEM block face imaging without removing the substrate. The sample preparation procedure, image acquisition...... and image post-processing were specifically optimised for cellular monolayers cultured on nanostructured substrates. Cells display a wide range of interactions with the nanostructures depending on the surface morphology, but also greatly varying from one cell to another on the same substrate, illustrating...

  2. Dilemas da carreira sem fronteira: um estudo de caso com gerentes bancários.

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    Andrea Oltramari

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tem como objetivo compreender como gerentes bancários vivenciam a construção de suas carreiras, em especial, nas mobilidades associadas às promoções de cargo, num contexto de carreiras sem fronteiras. Para coleta de dados foram utilizadas entrevistas com dez gerentes bancários de um banco público do Rio Grande do Sul. As entrevistas foram gravadas com o consentimento dos gerentes, posteriormente foram transcritas e interpretadas. Os resultados indicam que o modelo de carreiras sem fronteiras é imposto pela organização bancária e tem o objetivo de capturar o gerente para o projeto da organização bem como garantir sua permanência na instituição. Afora isso, as decisões relativas à carreira recaem diretamente na família do gerente bancário.

  3. Application of single particle analysis performed by SEM-EDX to air quality studies

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    Deboudt, K; Choel, M; Flament, P [Universite du Littoral Cote d' Opale, FRE CNRS 2816 ELICO, Wimereux (France)], E-mail: karine.deboudt@univ-littoral.fr

    2008-08-15

    Single-particle analysis of short-term aerosol samplings can provide information on the rapid evolution of size distribution and chemical composition of pollution aerosols, notably in source areas where reactive compounds are present. The aim of this work is to evaluate the capability of automated particle analysis performed by SEM-EDX to describe such rapid evolutions. Two sampling campaigns were performed at a highly urbanised and industrialised coastal site. The first one corresponded to low atmospheric particle loads and low temporal variation of particle mass concentrations. In these conditions, the lower analysed particle number to yield representative results was 1 000 particles per impaction stage. During the second one, a pollution event with a significant increase in particle mass concentrations was recorded. The ability of automated SEM-EDX to describe short temporal variation in particle chemical composition was demonstrated here.

  4. OpenCV-Based Nanomanipulation Information Extraction and the Probe Operation in SEM

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    Dongjie Li

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aimed at the established telenanomanipulation system, the method of extracting location information and the strategies of probe operation were studied in this paper. First, the machine learning algorithm of OpenCV was used to extract location information from SEM images. Thus nanowires and probe in SEM images can be automatically tracked and the region of interest (ROI can be marked quickly. Then the location of nanowire and probe can be extracted from the ROI. To study the probe operation strategy, the Van der Waals force between probe and a nanowire was computed; thus relevant operating parameters can be obtained. With these operating parameters, the nanowire in 3D virtual environment can be preoperated and an optimal path of the probe can be obtained. The actual probe runs automatically under the telenanomanipulation system's control. Finally, experiments were carried out to verify the above methods, and results show the designed methods have achieved the expected effect.

  5. X-ray diffraction, FTIR, UV-VIS and SEM studies on chromium (III) complexes

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    Mishra, Ashutosh; Dwivedi, Jagrati, E-mail: hemu.dwi@gmail.com; Shukla, Kritika [School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road, Indore-452001 (India)

    2015-06-24

    Five Chromium (III) complexes have been prepared using Schiff base ligands which derived from benzoin and five different amino acids (H{sub 2}N-R). Samples were characterized by XRD, FTIR, UV-VIS and SEM method. X-Ray diffraction pattern analyzed that all chromium (III) complexes have hexagonal structure and crystalline, in nature, using Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Using VERTAX 70, FTIR spectroscopy reveals that Samples have (C=N), (C-O), (M-N) and (M-O) bonds in the range of 4000-400cm{sup −1}. UV-VIS spectroscopy give information that samples absorb the visible light which is in the range of 380-780nm. For this, Lambda 960 spectrometer used. SEM is designed for studying of the solid objects, using JEOL JSM 5600 instrument.

  6. Análisis de la web semántica: estado actual y requisitos futuros

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    E. Peis; E. HERRERA-VIEDMA; Hassan-Montero, Yusef; Herrera, J. C.

    2003-01-01

    El gigantesco y creciente número de recursos web evidencia que las técnicas léxico-estadísticas, por sí solas, no pueden solucionar la problemática de la recuperación de la información. El proyecto de web semántica intenta paliar estos problemas (y mucho más) mediante la "comprensión" del contenido de los recursos por los ordenadores. Este trabajo analiza el estado de las "capas" propuestas por Berners-Lee como necesarias para el desarrollo de la web semántica: la capa de identificación un...

  7. INNOVATION PROCESS OF NATURAL-RESOURCE-BASED FIRMS IN FOUR ASEAN ECONOMIES: AN SEM APPROACH

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    Masatsugu Tsuji

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on natural-resource-based firms in four ASEAN economies, such as Vietnam, Indonesia, The Philippines, and Thailand. These countries have relative advantage in natural-resource-based industries, since they have affluent endowed resources and been making use them for their export and growth strategies. In this study, the innovation process in natural-resource-based industries in these countries are examined in comparison with other assembling and processing industry by focusing factors enhance product as well as process innovation. Those are summarized as (i Technology, (ii Organization learning including QM, cross functional team, (iii ICT use, and (iv external linkages such as MNCs, local and public organizations, universities. This study employs SEM (Structural equation model in order to analyze the causal relationships not only among above four latent variables but also between these and innovations. Keywords: internal capability, external linkage, organization learning, capital goods, ICT use, SEM (Structural equation model

  8. Morphological analysis of polymers on hair fibers by SEM and AFM

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    Valéria Fernandes Monteiro; Aline Martins Duboc Natal; Luís Edmundo Bastos Soledade; Elson Longo

    2003-01-01

    The polyquaternium 7® polymer is widely used in cosmetic formulations. Morphologic alterations in hair fibers were observed after the application of the polyquaternium 7® polymer, using SEM and AFM. Continuous applications of this product indicated that it accumulates on the fibers, improving the aspect of the hair surface. Quantitative analysis of the images obtained by AFM was undertaken. The data obtained for the hair surface roughness indicates that the fibers treated with the polymer pre...

  9. Page 1 274 V Saraswati Figure 1. SEM of fractured surface in (a) gel ...

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    Figure 1. SEM of fractured surface in (a) gel-coated SiC disc, and (b) monolith composite. This again is present in the composite (figure 5) at 792 cm along with other absorptions corresponding to Al-O stretch vibrations. The absorption at 950 cm is probably due to the Si-O stretching vibration from non-bridging oxygen as ...

  10. TwiSE at SemEval-2016 Task 4: Twitter Sentiment Classification

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    Balikas, Georgios; Amini, Massih-Reza

    2016-01-01

    This paper describes the participation of the team "TwiSE" in the SemEval 2016 challenge. Specifically, we participated in Task 4, namely "Sentiment Analysis in Twitter" for which we implemented sentiment classification systems for subtasks A, B, C and D. Our approach consists of two steps. In the first step, we generate and validate diverse feature sets for twitter sentiment evaluation, inspired by the work of participants of previous editions of such challenges. In the second step, we focus...

  11. Microchip systems for imaging liquid and high temperature processes in TEM & SEM

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    Jensen, Eric; Canepa, Silvia; Møller-Nilsen, Rolf Erling Robberstad

    2014-01-01

    measurementson high temperature fuel cell systems. For imaging processes in liquids, our SEM system enables imaging on-chip microelectrodes andusing standard built-in reference electrodes [2]. To get higher resolution in TEM, we have createda monolithic chip system with suspended microfabricated channels [3......]. Both systems will allowhigh resolution imaging of heterogeneous electrochemical processes such as those in batteries.Based on the suspended microfluidic channels, we are also developing microchips that enableultrafast freezing of processes in liquids....

  12. Nanomanufacturing Concerns about Measurements Made in the SEM Part IV: Charging and its Mitigation.

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    Postek, Michael T; Vladár, András E

    2015-01-01

    This is the fourth part of a series of tutorial papers discussing various causes of measurement uncertainty in scanned particle beam instruments, and some of the solutions researched and developed at NIST and other research institutions. Scanned particle beam instruments especially the scanning electron microscope (SEM) have gone through tremendous evolution to become indispensable tools for many and diverse scientific and industrial applications. These improvements have significantly enhanced their performance and made them far easier to operate. But, the ease of operation has also fostered operator complacency. In addition, the user-friendliness has reduced the apparent need for extensive operator training. Unfortunately, this has led to the idea that the SEM is just another expensive "digital camera" or another peripheral device connected to a computer and that all of the problems in obtaining good quality images and data have been solved. Hence, one using these instruments may be lulled into thinking that all of the potential pitfalls have been fully eliminated and believing that, everything one sees on the micrograph is always correct. But, as described in this and the earlier papers, this may not be the case. Care must always be taken when reliable quantitative data are being sought. The first paper in this series discussed some of the issues related to signal generation in the SEM, including instrument calibration, electron beam-sample interactions and the need for physics-based modeling to understand the actual image formation mechanisms to properly interpret SEM images. The second paper has discussed another major issue confronting the microscopist: specimen contamination and methods to eliminate it. The third paper discussed mechanical vibration and stage drift and some useful solutions to mitigate the problems caused by them, and here, in this the fourth contribution, the issues related to specimen "charging" and its mitigation are discussed relative to

  13. Wi-Fi Salvador: mapeamento colaborativo e redes sem fio no Brasil

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    André Lemos

    Full Text Available O trabalho faz uma breve demonstração de políticas públicas para inclusão digital por meio da disponibilização do acesso à internet por meio de redes sem fio e discute a forma como as pessoas se relacionam com os lugares, de acordo com a existência ou inexistência de acessibilidade à internet. O objetivo é discutir o acesso à internet pelas redes sem fio no Brasil e, mais especificamente, na cidade de Salvador. Este trabalho é fruto de pesquisa realizada no âmbito do Grupo de Pesquisa em Cibercidades da Universidade Federal da Bahia e mostra como a intersecção entre o ciberespaço e o espaço físico está trazendo novas experiências de uso e de produção de sentido sobre a cidade. Hoje, a urbe contemporânea supõe ampla conexão e associações entre espaço físico e "territórios informacionais" para os mais diversos fins, em uma aliança entre a mobilidade física e a informacional. Assim, mostramos os principais desafios teóricos em jogo com as mídias digitais, as redes sem fio e o espaço urbano. A partir deste aporte, o trabalho faz uma análise do projeto Wi-Fi Salvador, o maior mapeamento de redes sem fio já realizado na capital baiana e no Brasil.

  14. GammaSem Proceedings. A Nordic seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

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    Straalberg, E. (ed.) (Institute for Energy Technolgy (Norway)); Berg, K. (National Institute of Radiation Protection (Denmark)); Dowdall, M. (Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Norway)) (and others)

    2010-11-15

    The project GammaSem was proposed to the NKS in 2008. The aim of the project was to arrange two seminars for users of gamma spectrometry, in 2009 and 2010. The seminars were meant to provide a forum for discussions and sharing of information on practical issues concerning gamma spectrometry and initiate a network of gamma spectrometry users in the Nordic countries. Such a Nordic network should strengthen the collaboration between laboratories and improve all participants' competence in practical gamma spectrometry. Both seminars' focus was practical challenges met by the users themselves, rather than theoretical matters. Scientists and users of gamma spectrometry from all five Nordic countries were invited to the seminar, as well as scientist from the Baltic countries. A total of 65 people signed up for GammaSem 2010; representing 30 different universities, commercial companies, research institutes and authorities. The working group concept as presented at last year's GammaSem, has not worked out as intended. The reason for this is probably because most of the laboratories that signed up to join the working groups, signed up because they wanted to learn more about the different subjects. In combination with the fact that no funding was made available for the working groups, it was difficult to establish goals on what to achieve. None of the working groups applied for funding from the NKS (or elsewhere) to establish separate projects. There is a big need for more cooperation and for training within the field of gamma spectrometry. This fact has been proved through these two seminars, both by the many different topics that have been discussed, but also by the huge interest for participating in the suggested series of workshop. The GammaSem seminars have thus provided a much welcomed starting point for a broader Nordic collaboration. (Author)

  15. Uncertainty in the use of MAMA software to measure particle morphological parameters from SEM images

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    Schwartz, Daniel S. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Tandon, Lav [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-06-05

    The MAMA software package developed at LANL is designed to make morphological measurements on a wide variety of digital images of objects. At LANL, we have focused on using MAMA to measure scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of particles, as this is a critical part of our forensic analysis of interdicted radiologic materials. In order to successfully use MAMA to make such measurements, we must understand the level of uncertainty involved in the process, so that we can rigorously support our quantitative conclusions.

  16. O desempenho diagnóstico da procalcitonina na febre sem foco – estudo prospectivo

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    Moreira, Diana; Balona, Filipa; Lameirão, Angelina; Ramos, Sandra; Marques, Eduarda; Ferreira, Graça; Vilarinho, António

    2014-01-01

    Introdução: A procalcitonina (PCT) tem sido descrita como um marcador promissor na identificação precoce de infecção bacteriana invasiva (IBI) na febre sem foco (FSF).Objectivo: Avaliar o desempenho diagnóstico da PCT, proteína C reactiva (PCR), contagem total de leucócitos (CTL) e neutrófilos (N) na identificação de IBI em crianças com FSF.

  17. 3-D Analysis of Graphite Nodules in Ductile Cast Iron Using FIB-SEM

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    D'Angelo, Luca; Jespersen, Freja N.; MacDonald, A. Nicole

    Ductile cast iron samples were analysed in a Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope, FIB-SEM. The focussed ion beam was used to carefully remove layers of the graphite nodules to reveal internal structures in the nodules. The sample preparation and milling procedure for sectioning graphite...... inside the nodules, their orientation in relation to the graphite and the chemistry of the inclusions is analysed and described. Formation of the structures during solidification and subsequent cooling to room temperature is discussed....

  18. Modelling and analysis of FMS productivity variables by ISM, SEM and GTMA approach

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    Jain, Vineet; Raj, Tilak

    2014-09-01

    Productivity has often been cited as a key factor in a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) performance, and actions to increase it are said to improve profitability and the wage earning capacity of employees. Improving productivity is seen as a key issue for survival and success in the long term of a manufacturing system. The purpose of this paper is to make a model and analysis of the productivity variables of FMS. This study was performed by different approaches viz. interpretive structural modelling (ISM), structural equation modelling (SEM), graph theory and matrix approach (GTMA) and a cross-sectional survey within manufacturing firms in India. ISM has been used to develop a model of productivity variables, and then it has been analyzed. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) are powerful statistical techniques. CFA is carried by SEM. EFA is applied to extract the factors in FMS by the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS 20) software and confirming these factors by CFA through analysis of moment structures (AMOS 20) software. The twenty productivity variables are identified through literature and four factors extracted, which involves the productivity of FMS. The four factors are people, quality, machine and flexibility. SEM using AMOS 20 was used to perform the first order four-factor structures. GTMA is a multiple attribute decision making (MADM) methodology used to find intensity/quantification of productivity variables in an organization. The FMS productivity index has purposed to intensify the factors which affect FMS.

  19. Fuzzy Control and Connected Region Marking Algorithm-Based SEM Nanomanipulation

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    Dongjie Li

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The interactive nanomanipulation platform is established based on fuzzy control and connected region marking (CRM algorithm in SEM. The 3D virtual nanomanipulation model is developed to make up the insufficiency of the 2D SEM image information, which provides the operator with depth and real-time visual feedback information to guide the manipulation. The haptic device Omega3 is used as the master to control the 3D motion of the nanopositioner in master-slave mode and offer the force sensing to the operator controlled with fuzzy control algorithm. Aiming at sensing of force feedback during the nanomanipulation, the collision detection method of the virtual nanomanipulation model and the force rending model are studied to realize the force feedback of nanomanipulation. The CRM algorithm is introduced to process the SEM image which provides effective position data of the objects for updating the virtual environment (VE, and relevant issues such as calibration and update rate of VE are also discussed. Finally, the performance of the platform is validated by the ZnO nanowire manipulation experiments.

  20. Combined AC-STEM and FIB-SEM Characterization of Shale

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    Dewers, T. A.; Heath, J. E.; Kotula, P.; Yoon, H.; Gardner, P.

    2013-12-01

    We examine shale samples with state-of-the-art aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (AC-STEM) and focused ion beam-scanning electron (FIB-SEM) microscopy. Three-dimensional reconstruction of pore space incorporates electron tomography using the AC-TEM and serial sectioning by FIB-SEM. Chemical analysis by X-ray energy dispersive microscopy reveals composition of pore-lining phases at ~ 1 nm resolution. Our methods reveal the left tail of the pore size distribution that FIB-SEM techniques typically do not capture (pore sizes < 7 nm). Water in pores of this size will deviate from those of bulk water, which can influence non-Darcy flow and mechanical response. The impact of these small pores on fluid and coupled tracer transport is examined by computation fluid dynamics using 3D pore reconstructions. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  1. SEM-induced shrinkage and site-selective modification of single-crystal silicon nanopores

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    Chen, Qi; Wang, Yifan; Deng, Tao; Liu, Zewen

    2017-07-01

    Solid-state nanopores with feature sizes around 5 nm play a critical role in bio-sensing fields, especially in single molecule detection and sequencing of DNA, RNA and proteins. In this paper we present a systematic study on shrinkage and site-selective modification of single-crystal silicon nanopores with a conventional scanning electron microscope (SEM). Square nanopores with measurable sizes as small as 8 nm × 8 nm and rectangle nanopores with feature sizes (the smaller one between length and width) down to 5 nm have been obtained, using the SEM-induced shrinkage technique. The analysis of energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and the recovery of the pore size and morphology reveal that the grown material along with the edge of the nanopore is the result of deposition of hydrocarbon compounds, without structural damage during the shrinking process. A simplified model for pore shrinkage has been developed based on observation of the cross-sectional morphology of the shrunk nanopore. The main factors impacting on the task of controllably shrinking the nanopores, such as the accelerating voltage, spot size, scanned area of e-beam, and the initial pore size have been discussed. It is found that single-crystal silicon nanopores shrink linearly with time under localized irradiation by SEM e-beam in all cases, and the pore shrinkage rate is inversely proportional to the initial equivalent diameter of the pore under the same e-beam conditions.

  2. Comparative sem evaluation of three solvents used in endodontic retreatment: an ex vivo study

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    Miriam F. Zaccaro Scelza

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available This study compared, by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the efficacy of three solvents on the removal of filling materials from dentinal tubules during endodontic retreatment. Forty human maxillary canines with straight canals were prepared according to a crown-down technique and enlarged to a#30 apical file size, before obturation with gutta-percha and a zinc-oxide-eugenol based sealer. The samples were stored for 3 months before being randomly assigned to four groups: chloroform (n=10, orange oil (n=10, eucalyptol (n=10 and control (n=10. Solvents were applied to a reservoir created on the coronal root third using Gates Glidden drills. The total time for retreatment using the solvents was 5 minutes per tooth. Following retreatment the roots were split longitudinally for SEM evaluation. SEM images were digitized, analyzed using Image ProPlus 4.5 software, and the number of dentinal tubules free of filling material from the middle and apical thirds was recorded. No significant difference was found among the solvent groups regarding the number of dentinal tubules free of root filling remnants in the middle and apical root thirds (p>0.05. However, the control group had fewer dentinal tubules free of filling material (p<0.05. Under the tested conditions, it may be concluded that there was no significant difference among the solvents used to obtain dentinal tubules free of filling material remnants.

  3. Surface treatment of glass fiber and carbon fiber posts: SEM characterization.

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    Naves, Lucas Zago; Santana, Fernanda Ribeiro; Castro, Carolina Guimarães; Valdivia, Andréa Dolores Correia Miranda; Da Mota, Adérito Soares; Estrela, Carlos; Correr-Sobrinho, Lourenço; Soares, Carlos José

    2011-12-01

    Morphology, etching patterns, surface modification, and characterization of 2 different fiber posts: Gfp, Glass fiber post; and Cfp, carbon fiber were investigated by SEM analysis, after different surface treatments. Thirty fiber posts, being 15 Gfp and 15 Cfp were divided into a 5 surface treatments (n = 3): C-alcohol 70% (control); HF 4%-immersion in 4% hydrofluoric acid for 1min; H(3) PO(4) 37%-immersion in 37% phosphoric acid for 30s; H(2) O(2) 10%-immersion in 10% hydrogen peroxide for 20 min; H(2) O(2) 24%-immersion in 24% hydrogen peroxide for 10 min. Morphology, etching patterns, surface modification and surface characterization were acessed by SEM analysis. SEM evaluation revealed that the post surface morphology was modified following all treatment when compared with a control group, for both type of reinforced posts. HF seems to penetrate around the fibers of Gfp and promoted surface alterations. The Cfp surface seems to be inert to treatment with HF 4%. Dissolution of epoxy resin and exposure of the superficial fiber was observed in both post groups, regardless the type of reinforcing fiber, H(2) O(2) in both concentrations. Relative smooth surface area was produced by H(3) PO(4) 37% treatment, but with similar features to untreated group. Surface treatment of fiber post is a determinant factor on micromechanical entanglement to resin composite core. Post treatment with hydrogen peroxide resulted strength of carbon and glass/epoxy resin fiber posts to resin composite core. Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Grande sertão: veredas: alguns neologismos semânticos

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    Maria Célia de Moraes Leonel

    2001-02-01

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    A criação neológica estilística enfeixa a criatividade lexical e a neologia semântica. A neologia de sentido consiste no emprego de um significante já existente na língua c om um conteúdo que ele não possuía, ou porque o conteúdo é novo ou porque, até aquele momento, era expresso por outro significante. No texto literário, uma criação resultante desse tipo de procedimento tende a não se repetir. É o que chamamos de neologia semântica estilística. Nessa operação, a estrutura da frase tem função básica, pois, no mínimo, é necessário um sintagma para que surja novo sentido. A partir de algumas relações sintagmáticas, estudamos certos modos de manifestação da neologia semântica em Grande sertão: veredas.

  5. Tipologia, topologia, topografia: a semântica dos gêneros

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    Jay L. Lemke

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O conceito central de gênero é redefinido para destacar as relações entre os gêneros e para mostrar a base de um modelo da mudança de gêneros. Ao mesmo tempo, propõe-se uma nova ordem de formação semiótica cultural que se situa entre os recursos semióticos gerais (por ex.: a lexicogramática e as instanciações particulares (por ex.: os textos. Os fundamentos teóricos da semiótica social são descritos e desenvolvidos, fazendo generalizações a partir da gramática funcional de Halliday e enfatizando que as formas culturais são produtos da atividade humana que mudam constantemente em muitas escalas temporárias. Os gêneros não são apenas classificados (tipologia, mas sua estrutura semântica interna (topografia é usada para localizá-los em espaços semânticos multidimensionais nos quais seus graus de semelhança e diferença podem ser visualizados como proximidade ou distância que um gênero mantém do outro (topologia. Palavras-chave: gênero, gramática funcional, semântica, topologia, tipologia, formação discursiva.

  6. Um Analisador Semântico Inferencialista de Sentenças em Linguagem Natural

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    Vladia Pinheiro

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo descreve um raciocinador semântico para entendimento de linguagem natural que implementa um algoritmo que raciocina sobre o conteúdo inferencial de conceitos e padrões de sentenças – o Analisador Semântico Inferencialista (SIA. O SIA implementa um raciocínio material e holístico sobre a rede de potenciais inferências em que os conceitos de uma língua podem participar, considerando como os conceitos estão relacionados na sentença, de acordo com padrões de estruturas sintáticas. A medida de relacionamento inferencial e o processo de raciocínio do SIA são descritos. O SIA é usado como raciocinador semântico em um sistema de extração de informações sobre crimes – WikiCrimesIE. Os resultados obtidos e uma análise comparativa são apresentados e discutidos, servindo para a identificação de vantagens e oportunidades de melhoria para o SIA.

  7. SEM AutoAnalysis: enhancing photomask and NIL defect disposition and review

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    Schulz, Kristian; Egodage, Kokila; Tabbone, Gilles; Ehrlich, Christian; Garetto, Anthony

    2017-06-01

    For defect disposition and repair verification regarding printability, AIMS™ is the state of the art measurement tool in industry. With its unique capability of capturing aerial images of photomasks it is the one method that comes closest to emulating the printing behaviour of a scanner. However for nanoimprint lithography (NIL) templates aerial images cannot be applied to evaluate the success of a repair process. Hence, for NIL defect dispositioning scanning, electron microscopy (SEM) imaging is the method of choice. In addition, it has been a standard imaging method for further root cause analysis of defects and defect review on optical photomasks which enables 2D or even 3D mask profiling at high resolutions. In recent years a trend observed in mask shops has been the automation of processes that traditionally were driven by operators. This of course has brought many advantages one of which is freeing cost intensive labour from conducting repetitive and tedious work. Furthermore, it reduces variability in processes due to different operator skill and experience levels which at the end contributes to eliminating the human factor. Taking these factors into consideration, one of the software based solutions available under the FAVOR® brand to support customer needs is the aerial image evaluation software, AIMS™ AutoAnalysis (AAA). It provides fully automated analysis of AIMS™ images and runs in parallel to measurements. This is enabled by its direct connection and communication with the AIMS™tools. As one of many positive outcomes, generating automated result reports is facilitated, standardizing the mask manufacturing workflow. Today, AAA has been successfully introduced into production at multiple customers and is supporting the workflow as described above. These trends indeed have triggered the demand for similar automation with respect to SEM measurements leading to the development of SEM AutoAnalysis (SAA). It aims towards a fully automated SEM image

  8. Quantitative Determination of Noa (Naturally Occurring Asbestos) in Rocks : Comparison Between Pcom and SEM Analysis

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    Baietto, Oliviero; Amodeo, Francesco; Giorgis, Ilaria; Vitaliti, Martina

    2017-04-01

    The quantification of NOA (Naturally Occurring Asbestos) in a rock or soil matrix is complex and subject to numerous errors. The purpose of this study is to compare two fundamental methodologies used for the analysis: the first one uses Phase Contrast Optical Microscope (PCOM) while the second one uses Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). The two methods, although they provide the same result, which is the asbestos mass to total mass ratio, have completely different characteristics and both present pros and cons. The current legislation in Italy involves the use of SEM, DRX, FTIR, PCOM (DM 6/9/94) for the quantification of asbestos in bulk materials and soils and the threshold beyond which the material is considered as hazardous waste is a concentration of asbestos fiber of 1000 mg/kg.(DM 161/2012). The most used technology is the SEM which is the one among these with the better analytical sensitivity.(120mg/Kg DM 6 /9/94) The fundamental differences among the analyses are mainly: - Amount of analyzed sample portion - Representativeness of the sample - Resolution - Analytical precision - Uncertainty of the methodology - Operator errors Due to the problem of quantification of DRX and FTIR (1% DM 6/9/94) our Asbestos Laboratory (DIATI POLITO) since more than twenty years apply the PCOM methodology and in the last years the SEM methodology for quantification of asbestos content. The aim of our research is to compare the results obtained from a PCOM analysis with the results provided by SEM analysis on the base of more than 100 natural samples both from cores (tunnel-boring or explorative-drilling) and from tunnelling excavation . The results obtained show, in most cases, a good correlation between the two techniques. Of particular relevance is the fact that both techniques are reliable for very low quantities of asbestos, even lower than the analytical sensitivity. This work highlights the comparison between the two techniques emphasizing strengths and weaknesses of

  9. Syngine: On-Demand Synthetic Seismograms from the IRIS DMC based on AxiSEM & Instaseis

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    van Driel, Martin; Hutko, Alex; Krischer, Lion; Trabant, Chad; Stähler, Simon; Nissen-Meyer, Tarje

    2016-04-01

    This presentation highlights the IRIS DMC's Synthetics Engine (Syngine), a new on-demand synthetic seismogram service (ds.iris.edu/ds/products/syngine/) that complements the time series data IRIS has traditionally distributed. The synthetics are accessible using a web service for user specified source-receiver combinations and a variety of Earth models. Syngine is designed to be extremely fast, making it feasible to request large numbers of source-receiver combinations. This capability supports studying variations in source properties, Earth models or temporal changes in instrument responses. We have computed a set of global-scale databases of Green's functions using the spectral-element method AxiSEM (www.axisem.info , see also abstract EGU2016-9008) for selected well known spherically symmetric Earth models (PREM, IASP91, AK135f...) with anisotropy and attenuation. Fine-scale models have resolution from 1 to about 100 sec periods with durations of 60 minutes; lower resolution models extend to a few hours duration. Behind the scenes, the web service runs Instaseis (www.instaseis.net), a system that rapidly calculates broadband synthetic seismograms from the pre-calculated Green's functions. Receivers may be specified at arbitrary coordinates or using real network and station codes, which are resolved using metadata at the DMC. The service also provides optional, on-demand processing methods, including convolution with a specified moment tensor (specified explicitly or by GCMT ID) and one of a few source-time functions with variable duration. The interface is designed to be callable by scripts and to support automated processing workflows. The DMC also provides a user-friendly command line Fetch script to download selections of synthetics. This new resource provides a powerful tool in multiple research areas where synthetic seismograms are useful. Regarding the Instaseis/AxiSEM functionality, one only needs to perform two forward calculations with AxiSEM for a

  10. The ITZ in concrete with natural and recycled aggregates : Study of microstructures based on image and SEM analysis

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    Bonifazi, G.; Capobianco, G.; Serranti, S.; Eggimann, M.; Wagner, E.; Di Maio, F.; Lotfi, S.

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    Aim of this work was to investigate the microstructure of the Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ) between cement paste and aggregate in concrete utilizing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in order to identify possible effects on the ITZ related to different recipes and production parameters. SEM is

  11. Enabling CD SEM metrology for 5nm technology node and beyond

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    Lorusso, Gian Francesco; Ohashi, Takeyoshi; Yamaguchi, Astuko; Inoue, Osamu; Sutani, Takumichi; Horiguchi, Naoto; Bömmels, Jürgen; Wilson, Christopher J.; Briggs, Basoene; Tan, Chi Lim; Raymaekers, Tom; Delhougne, Romain; Van den Bosch, Geert; Di Piazza, Luca; Kar, Gouri Sankar; Furnémont, Arnaud; Fantini, Andrea; Donadio, Gabriele Luca; Souriau, Laurent; Crotti, Davide; Yasin, Farrukh; Appeltans, Raf; Rao, Siddharth; De Simone, Danilo; Rincon Delgadillo, Paulina; Leray, Philippe; Charley, Anne-Laure; Zhou, Daisy; Veloso, Anabela; Collaert, Nadine; Hasumi, Kazuhisa; Koshihara, Shunsuke; Ikota, Masami; Okagawa, Yutaka; Ishimoto, Toru

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    The CD SEM (Critical Dimension Scanning Electron Microscope) is one of the main tools used to estimate Critical Dimension (CD) in semiconductor manufacturing nowadays, but, as all metrology tools, it will face considerable challenges to keep up with the requirements of the future technology nodes. The root causes of these challenges are not uniquely related to the shrinking CD values, as one might expect, but to the increase in complexity of the devices in terms of morphology and chemical composition as well. In fact, complicated threedimensional device architectures, high aspect ratio features, and wide variety of materials are some of the unavoidable characteristics of the future metrology nodes. This means that, beside an improvement in resolution, it is critical to develop a CD SEM metrology capable of satisfying the specific needs of the devices of the nodes to come, needs that sometimes will have to be addressed through dramatic changes in approach with respect to traditional CD SEM metrology. In this paper, we report on the development of advanced CD SEM metrology at imec on a variety of device platform and processes, for both logic and memories. We discuss newly developed approaches for standard, IIIV, and germanium FinFETs (Fin Field Effect Transistors), for lateral and vertical nanowires (NW), 3D NAND (three-dimensional NAND), STT-MRAM (Spin Transfer Magnetic Torque Random-Access Memory), and ReRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory). Applications for both front-end of line (FEOL) and back-end of line (BEOL) are developed. In terms of process, S/D Epi (Source Drain Epitaxy), SAQP (Self-Aligned Quadruple Patterning), DSA (Dynamic Self-Assembly), and EUVL (Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography) have been used. The work reported here has been performed on Hitachi CG5000, CG6300, and CV5000. In terms of logic, we discuss here the S/D epi defect classification, the metrology optimization for STI (Shallow Trench Isolation) Ge FinFETs, the defectivity of III-V STI Fin

  12. Micro-fabric damages in Boom Clay inferred from cryo-BIB-SEM experiment: recent results

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    Desbois, Guillaume; Schmatz, Joyce; Klaver, Jop; Urai, Janos L.

    2017-04-01

    The Boom Clay is considered as a potential host rock in Belgium for nuclear waste disposal in a deep geological formation. One of the keys to understand the long-term performance of such a host rock is the fundamental understanding of coupling between microstructural evolution, poromechanical behaviour and the state of hydration of the system. At in situ conditions, Boom Clay is a nearly water-saturated (>94%) clay-rich geomaterial. Subsequently, for measurement of mechanical and transport properties in laboratory, cores of Boom Clay are vacuum-packed in Al-coated-poly-ethylene barrier foil to be best preserved at original hydric state. Because clay microstructures are very sensitive to dehydration, the validity of investigations done on such preserved or/and dried samples is often questionable. Desbois et al. (2009, 2013, 2014) showed the possibility to image fluid-filled porosity in Boom Clay, by using the FIB-cryo-SEM (FIB: Focussed Ion Beam) and FIB-cryo-SEM (BIB: Broad Ion Beam) techniques. However, surprisingly in Desbois et al. (2014), BIB-cryo-SEM experiments on Boom Clay, shown that the majority of the pores were fluid-free, contrasting with result in Desbois et al. (2009). In Desbois et al. (2014), several reasons were discussed to explain such discrepancies. The likely ones are the sealing efficiency of the Al-barrier foil at long term and the volume expansion due to the release of in-situ stress after core extraction, contributing both to dehydration and microfabric damage. This contribution presents the newest results based on cryo-BIB-SEM. Small pieces (30 mm3) of Boom Clay were preserved in liquid nitrogen after the core extraction at the MOL/Dessel Underground Research Laboratory in Belgium. A maximum of ten minutes time span was achieved between opening the core, the sub-sample extraction and the quenching of sub-samples in liquid nitrogen. First results show that all pores visible at cryo-SEM resolution are water saturated. However, water

  13. The effect of SEM imaging on the Ar/Ar system in feldspars

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    Flude, S.; Sherlock, S.; Lee, M.; Kelley, S. P.

    2010-12-01

    Complex microtextures form in K-feldspar crystals as they cool and are affected by deuteric alteration. This complex structure is the cause of variable closure temperatures for Ar-Ar, a phenomenon which has been utilized in multi domain diffusion (MDD) modelling to recover thermal histories [1]. However, there has been substantial controversy regarding the precise interaction between feldspar microtextures and Ar-diffusion [2,3]. A number of studies have addressed this issue using coupled SEM imaging and Ar/Ar UV laser ablation microprobe (UV-LAMP) analysis on the same sample, to enable direct comparison of microtextures with Ar/Ar age data [4]. Here we have tested the idea that SEM work may affect Ar/Ar ages, leading to inaccurate results in subsequent Ar/Ar analyses. Three splits of alkali feldspar from the Dartmoor Granite in SW England were selected for Ar/Ar UV-LAMP analysis. Split 1 (“control”) was prepared as a polished thick section for Ar/Ar analysis. Split 2 (“SEM”) was prepared as a polished thick section, was chemically-mechanically polished with colloidal silica and underwent SEM imaging (uncoated) and focussed ion beam (FIB) milling (gold coated); electron beam damage in the SEM was maximised by leaving the sample at high magnification for eight minutes. Split 3 (“Etch”) is a cleavage fragment that was etched with HF vapour and underwent low to moderate magnification SEM imaging. The control split gave a range of laser-spot ages consistent with the expected cooling age of the granite and high yields of radiogenic 40Ar* (>90%). The area of the “SEM” split that experienced significant electron beam damage gave younger than expected ages and 40Ar* yields as low as 57%. These are interpreted as a combination of implantation of atmospheric Ar and local redistribution of K within the sample. The area of “SEM” that underwent FIB milling gave ages and 40Ar* yields comparable to the control split, suggesting that the Au-coat minimises FIB

  14. Postura do pé e classificação do arco plantar de adolescentes usuárias e não usuárias de calçados de salto alto Foot posture and classification of the plantar arch among adolescent wearers and non-wearers of high-heeled shoes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Correlacionar a postura dos pés com o arco plantar de adolescentes usuárias e não usuárias de calçados de salto alto. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionadas 36 adolescentes, 16 no grupo de não usuárias e 20 no grupo de usuárias, com idade entre 13 e 20 anos. A postura do pé foi analisada por fotos nas condições descalça e com calçado de salto alto tipo Anabella, previamente padronizado, após terem permanecido com ele por uma hora. Sua análise foi realizada pelo software SAPO. A impressão plantar foi realizada descalça e, a partir dela, calculado o Índice de Chipaux - Smirak para classificação do arco plantar. Para análise estatística, utilizou-se o teste t pareado para verificar igualdade entre lados direito e esquerdo. Foi realizado o teste de aderência Shapiro Wilk e, então, a análise inferencial por meio dos testes não paramétricos de Wilcoxon, o teste de Mann-Whitney e a correlação de Spearman. O nível de significância adotado foi de 0,05. RESULTADOS: Não foi encontrada correlação entre o tipo de arco plantar e a postura do pé das adolescentes estudadas. Porém, o ângulo do retropé se mostrou significativamente diferente, apresentando varo de retropé após a colocação do calçado em ambos os grupos, e o arco plantar do grupo de usuárias apresentou valores menores quanto ao Índice Chipaux - Smirak. CONCLUSÕES: Não existe correlação entre a postura do pé e o tipo de arco plantar, embora essas variáveis tenham sofrido influência do calçado de salto alto. Artigo registrado na Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR sob o número ACTRN12608000300370.OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between foot posture and plantar arch among adolescent wearers and non-wearers of high-heeled shoes. METHODS: Thirty-six female adolescents aged 13 to 20 years were selected and grouped as 16 high-heel non-wearers and 20 high-heel wearers. Foot posture was analyzed using photos, firstly

  15. Răsărirea plantulelor de porumb în semănatul timpuriu

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    Valentin ŞTIRBU

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The experiments were performed in 2013-2015 on 11 commercial maize hybrids of medium and semilate maturity, planted on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of April which is by 4, 3, 2 and 1 week earlier than the optimum sowing date recommended for the central zone of the Republic of Moldova – April 29 (control variant. The study also included a variant which was sown at a late date (May 6. The hybrids sown on earlier dates exhibited a lower seedling emergence rate (on average over the all testing years than the control: 8-11% less in the variants sown in the first two weeks of April and 5% less in the variants sown in the third or fourth week of April. The natural background during the germination and emergence period allowed to sort the hybrids, only in some cases, by their tolerance to sub-optimal temperatures. The hybrids PR37F73, POR 461, POR 310 and POR 427 in some variants with early sowing date recorded an emergence rate close or equal to the control variant, which means that these hybrids have shown a higher degree of tolerance to low temperatures during the period of germ development. In a statistical complex of three factors the influence of planting dates, hybrid and testing year on the variability of the number of emerged seedlings were analyzed. Out of these factors, the genotype and testing year were more important than the planting dates. The period between seed sowing and seedling emergence (ranging from 24 to 28 days in the variant sown in April 1 and from 8 to 13 days in the control variant and in the variant sown in May 6 is closely correlated with the number of days with sub-optimal night temperatures, the first days after sowing being critical for plantlet development. Rezumat. Experienţele au fost efectuate în perioada 2013-2015 cu 11 hibrizi comerciali de porumb din grupele de maturitate mijlocie şi semitardivă, semănaţi la data de 1, 8, 15, 22 aprilie, respectiv cu 4, 3, 2, şi 1 săptămână mai devreme decât data

  16. SEM-microphotogrammetry, a new take on an old method for generating high-resolution 3D models from SEM images.

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    Ball, A D; Job, P A; Walker, A E L

    2017-08-01

    The method we present here uses a scanning electron microscope programmed via macros to automatically capture dozens of images at suitable angles to generate accurate, detailed three-dimensional (3D) surface models with micron-scale resolution. We demonstrate that it is possible to use these Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images in conjunction with commercially available software originally developed for photogrammetry reconstructions from Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras and to reconstruct 3D models of the specimen. These 3D models can then be exported as polygon meshes and eventually 3D printed. This technique offers the potential to obtain data suitable to reconstruct very tiny features (e.g. diatoms, butterfly scales and mineral fabrics) at nanometre resolution. Ultimately, we foresee this as being a useful tool for better understanding spatial relationships at very high resolution. However, our motivation is also to use it to produce 3D models to be used in public outreach events and exhibitions, especially for the blind or partially sighted. © 2017 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2017 Royal Microscopical Society.

  17. Diferenciação genética entre populações de Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Agassiz, 1829 (Osteichthyes, Pimelodidae isoladas pelos saltos de Guaíra do rio Paraná Genetic differentiation among populations of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Agassiz, 1829 (Osteichthyes, Pimelodidae isolated by the Guaíra Falls in the Paraná River

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    Sônia Maria Alves Pinto Prioli

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    Full Text Available Os saltos de Guaíra, também denominados Sete Quedas, constituíam até 1982 uma barreira para a dispersão de peixes migradores. Este trabalho teve por objetivo verificar se populações de Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Osteichthyes, Pimelodidae eram isoladas pelos saltos de Guaíra. Amostras provenientes da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná (PL, do reservatório Itaipu (IT e de jusante de Yacyretá (YA, foram comparadas por RAPD. O FST de Lynch foi significativo entre PL e IT (0,090 e PL e YA (0,112. O fluxo gênico estimado (Nm variou de 2,0 entre PL e YA a 8,1 entre IT e YA, e a distância genética de Nei de D = 0,0638 entre PL e YA a D = 0,0174 entre IT e YA. Estes resultados indicam existência de diferenciação genética e que, possivelmente, Sete Quedas isolavam reprodutivamente as populações. Sugerem, também, a possibilidade de áreas diferentes de desova, impedindo parcialmente a homogeneização genética das populações IT e PL.Until 1982, the Guaíra Falls, also named the Seven Falls, constituted a barrier to the dispersion of migratory fish in the Paraná River. The objective of this work was to verify if populations of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Osteichthyes, Pimelodidae were isolated by the Guaíra Falls. Samples from the Upper Paraná River floodplain (PL, the Itaipu reservoir (IT, and downstream Yacyretá reservoir (YA were compared by RAPD markers. Lynch's FST was significant between PL and IT (0.090, and PL and YA (0.112. Estimated gene flow (Nm varied from 2.0 between PL and YA to 8.1 between IT and YA. Nei's genetic distance varied from D = 0.0638 between PL and YA to D = 0.0174 between IT and YA. These results indicate the existence of genetic differentiation and that, possibly, the Guaíra Falls isolated the populations reproductively. They also suggest the possibility of different spawning areas, partially avoiding the genetic homogenization of the IT and PL populations.

  18. Efecto de un calentamiento con estiramientos estáticos y dinámicos sobre el salto horizontal y la capacidad para repetir esprint con cambio de dirección. [Effect of warm-up with static and dynamic stretching on the horizontal jump and repeated sprint ability with changes of direction].

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    Javier Sánchez-Sánchez

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo ha sido comparar el efecto de tres calentamientos diferentes (calentamiento aeróbico de baja intensidad, estiramiento estático y estiramiento dinámico sobre el salto horizontal y la capacidad de repetir esprint con cambios de dirección. Diecisiete practicantes de deportes de equipo de 20.8±1.1 años realizaron 3 tipos de calentamiento (10 min: ejercicio aeróbico sin estiramiento (CAE, con estiramiento estático (CAES y con estiramiento dinámico (CAED. Se estudió el efecto agudo de cada calentamiento sobre el rendimiento en una prueba de salto horizontal (SH y un test de repetición de esprint con cambio de dirección (RSCOD. No se obtuvieron diferencias significativas (p>0,05 en ninguna de las variables en función del calentamiento realizado. El tamaño del efecto (TE indicó que probablemente el RSCODmejor sea más sensible al CAE que al CAES (TE: 0,52 y al CAED (TE: 0,44. El escaso efecto de los estiramientos estáticos sobre el rendimiento en SH y RSCOD puede ser debido a la dosis, la intensidad y el tiempo de recuperación empleado. Los estiramientos dinámicos no mejoraron el rendimiento en SH y RSCOD. Abstract The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of three different warm-ups (low intensity aerobic warm-up, static stretching and dynamic stretching on the horizontal jump and repeated sprint ability with changes of direction. Seventeen players of team sports whose age was 20.8±1.1 years old performed three types of warm up (10 minutes: aerobic exercise without stretching (WU, with static stretching (WUSS and with dynamic stretching (WUDS. The acute effect of each warming over performance was studied in a test of horizontal jump (HJ and repeat sprint test with change of direction (RSCD. No significant differences were obtained (p>0.05 in any of the variables studied according to the warming developed. The effect size (ES indicated that probably RSCDbest was more sensitive to WU than WUDS (ES

  19. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) as an approach for nanoparticle detection inside cells.

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    Havrdova, M; Polakova, K; Skopalik, J; Vujtek, M; Mokdad, A; Homolkova, M; Tucek, J; Nebesarova, J; Zboril, R

    2014-12-01

    When developing new nanoparticles for bio-applications, it is important to fully characterize the nanoparticle's behavior in biological systems. The most common techniques employed for mapping nanoparticles inside cells include transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). These techniques entail passing an electron beam through a thin specimen. STEM or TEM imaging is often used for the detection of nanoparticles inside cellular organelles. However, lengthy sample preparation is required (i.e., fixation, dehydration, drying, resin embedding, and cutting). In the present work, a new matrix (FTO glass) for biological samples was used and characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) to generate images comparable to those obtained by TEM. Using FE-SEM, nanoparticle images were acquired inside endo/lysosomes without disruption of the cellular shape. Furthermore, the initial steps of nanoparticle incorporation into the cells were captured. In addition, the conductive FTO glass endowed the sample with high stability under the required accelerating voltage. Owing to these features of the sample, further analyses could be performed (material contrast and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS)), which confirmed the presence of nanoparticles inside the cells. The results showed that FE-SEM can enable detailed characterization of nanoparticles in endosomes without the need for contrast staining or metal coating of the sample. Images showing the intracellular distribution of nanoparticles together with cellular morphology can give important information on the biocompatibility and demonstrate the potential of nanoparticle utilization in medicine. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. FIB-SEM Tomography Probes the Mesoscale Pore Space of an Individual Catalytic Cracking Particle.

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    de Winter, D A Matthijs; Meirer, Florian; Weckhuysen, Bert M

    2016-05-06

    The overall performance of a catalyst particle strongly depends on the ability of mass transport through its pore space. Characterizing the three-dimensional structure of the macro- and mesopore space of a catalyst particle and establishing a correlation with transport efficiency is an essential step toward designing highly effective catalyst particles. In this work, a generally applicable workflow is presented to characterize the transport efficiency of individual catalyst particles. The developed workflow involves a multiscale characterization approach making use of a focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM). SEM imaging is performed on cross sections of 10.000 μm2, visualizing a set of catalyst particles, while FIB-SEM tomography visualized the pore space of a large number of 8 μm3 cubes (subvolumes) of individual catalyst particles. Geometrical parameters (porosity, pore connectivity, and heterogeneity) of the material were used to generate large numbers of virtual 3D volumes resembling the sample's pore space characteristics, while being suitable for computationally demanding transport simulations. The transport ability, defined as the ratio of unhindered flow over hindered flow, is then determined via transport simulations through the virtual volumes. The simulation results are used as input for an upscaling routine based on an analogy with electrical networks, taking into account the spatial heterogeneity of the pore space over greater length scales. This novel approach is demonstrated for two distinct types of industrially manufactured fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) particles with zeolite Y as the active cracking component. Differences in physicochemical and catalytic properties were found to relate to differences in heterogeneities in the spatial porosity distribution. In addition to the characterization of existing FCC particles, our method of correlating pore space with transport efficiency does also allow for an up-front evaluation of

  1. Mechatronic Development and Vision Feedback Control of a Nanorobotics Manipulation System inside SEM for Nanodevice Assembly

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    Zhan Yang

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Carbon nanotubes (CNT have been developed in recent decades for nanodevices such as nanoradios, nanogenerators, carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNTFETs and so on, indicating that the application of CNTs for nanoscale electronics may play a key role in the development of nanotechnology. Nanorobotics manipulation systems are a promising method for nanodevice construction and assembly. For the purpose of constructing three-dimensional CNTFETs, a nanorobotics manipulation system with 16 DOFs was developed for nanomanipulation of nanometer-scale objects inside the specimen chamber of a scanning electron microscope (SEM. Nanorobotics manipulators are assembled into four units with four DOFs (X-Y-Z-θ individually. The rotational one is actuated by a picomotor. That means a manipulator has four DOFs including three linear motions in the X, Y, Z directions and a 360-degree rotational one (X-Y-Z-θ stage, θ is along the direction rotating with X or Y axis. Manipulators are actuated by picomotors with better than 30 nm linear resolution and <1 micro-rad rotary resolution. Four vertically installed AFM cantilevers (the axis of the cantilever tip is vertical to the axis of electronic beam of SEM served as the end-effectors to facilitate the real-time observation of the operations. A series of kinematic derivations of these four manipulators based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (D-H notation were established. The common working space of the end-effectors is 2.78 mm by 4.39 mm by 6 mm. The manipulation strategy and vision feedback control for multi-manipulators operating inside the SEM chamber were been discussed. Finally, application of the designed nanorobotics manipulation system by successfully testing of the pickup-and-place manipulation of an individual CNT onto four probes was described. The experimental results have shown that carbon nanotubes can be successfully picked up with this nanorobotics manipulation system.

  2. Using ICP-OES and SEM-EDX in biosorption studies

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    Chojnacka, Katarzyna; Marycz, Krzysztof

    2010-01-01

    We have compared the analytical results obtained by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) and by scanning electron microscopy with an energy dispersive X-ray analytical system (SEM-EDX) in order to explore the mechanism of metal ions biosorption by biomass using two independent methods. The marine macroalga Enteromorpha sp. was enriched with Cu(II), Mn(II), Zn(II), and Co(II) ions via biosorption, and the biosorption capacity of alga determined from the solution and biomass composition before and after biosorption process was compared. The first technique was used to analyze the composition of the natural and metal-loaded biomass, and additionally the composition of the solution before and after biosorption. The second technique was used to obtain a picture of the surface of natural and metal ion-loaded macroalgae, to map the elements on the cell wall of dry biomass, and to determine their concentration before and after biosorption. ICP-OES showed a better precision and lower detection limit than EDX, but SEM-EDX gave more information regarding the sample composition of Enteromorpha sp. Both techniques confirmed that biosorption is a surface phenomenon, in which alkali and alkaline earth metal ions were exchanged by metal ions from aqueous solution. Figure The advantages and disadvantages of ICP-OES and SEM-EDX techniques Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s00604-010-0468-0) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. PMID:21423317

  3. Is scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) quantitative?

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    Newbury, Dale E; Ritchie, Nicholas W M

    2013-01-01

    Scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM/EDS) is a widely applied elemental microanalysis method capable of identifying and quantifying all elements in the periodic table except H, He, and Li. By following the "k-ratio" (unknown/standard) measurement protocol development for electron-excited wavelength dispersive spectrometry (WDS), SEM/EDS can achieve accuracy and precision equivalent to WDS and at substantially lower electron dose, even when severe X-ray peak overlaps occur, provided sufficient counts are recorded. Achieving this level of performance is now much more practical with the advent of the high-throughput silicon drift detector energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SDD-EDS). However, three measurement issues continue to diminish the impact of SEM/EDS: (1) In the qualitative analysis (i.e., element identification) that must precede quantitative analysis, at least some current and many legacy software systems are vulnerable to occasional misidentification of major constituent peaks, with the frequency of misidentifications rising significantly for minor and trace constituents. (2) The use of standardless analysis, which is subject to much broader systematic errors, leads to quantitative results that, while useful, do not have sufficient accuracy to solve critical problems, e.g. determining the formula of a compound. (3) EDS spectrometers have such a large volume of acceptance that apparently credible spectra can be obtained from specimens with complex topography that introduce uncontrolled geometric factors that modify X-ray generation and propagation, resulting in very large systematic errors, often a factor of ten or more. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  4. Anastomose cavo-pulmonar total sem uso de material protético

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    PINTO Jr. Valdester C.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Demonstrar a viabilidade na feitura de túnel cava inferior-cava superior com retalho da parede atrial direita, evitando o emprego de material protético. Casuística e Métodos: Foram operados 2 pacientes nos quais se empregou a técnica de anastomose cavo-pulmonar total, sem uso de material protético. O primeiro caso, A.L.M., masc, 4 anos, 15 kg, era portador de atresia tricúspide (EP, com comunicação interventricular (CIV restritiva. O segundo caso, M.E.N.O., fem, 15 anos, 47 kg, tinha doença de Ebstein. O controle pós-operatório dos pacientes foi feito com ecocardiograma e cateterismo cardíaco. As operações foram realizadas com o emprego de circulação extracorpórea (CEC, e cardioplegia sangüínea como método de proteção miocárdica. A canulação das cavas foi o mais distal possível. A tunelização foi realizada com retalho de tecido atrial direito, suturado ao septo interatrial, deixando-se o seio coronariano e a comunicação interatrial (CIA para a esquerda. Resultados: Ambos os pacientes evoluíram, sem complicações, na UTI. O primeiro apresentou derrame pleural discreto à direita, e o segundo mantém-se em estimulação artificial (VVI,R. Conclusões: A tunelização intra-atrial para anastomose cavo-pulmonar total pode ser realizada sem o uso de material protético, evitando-se os riscos advindos do seu emprego (calcificação, retração, embolização.

  5. Mechatronic Development and Vision Feedback Control of a Nanorobotics Manipulation System inside SEM for Nanodevice Assembly.

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    Yang, Zhan; Wang, Yaqiong; Yang, Bin; Li, Guanghui; Chen, Tao; Nakajima, Masahiro; Sun, Lining; Fukuda, Toshio

    2016-09-14

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been developed in recent decades for nanodevices such as nanoradios, nanogenerators, carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNTFETs) and so on, indicating that the application of CNTs for nanoscale electronics may play a key role in the development of nanotechnology. Nanorobotics manipulation systems are a promising method for nanodevice construction and assembly. For the purpose of constructing three-dimensional CNTFETs, a nanorobotics manipulation system with 16 DOFs was developed for nanomanipulation of nanometer-scale objects inside the specimen chamber of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Nanorobotics manipulators are assembled into four units with four DOFs (X-Y-Z-θ) individually. The rotational one is actuated by a picomotor. That means a manipulator has four DOFs including three linear motions in the X, Y, Z directions and a 360-degree rotational one (X-Y-Z-θ stage, θ is along the direction rotating with X or Y axis). Manipulators are actuated by picomotors with better than 30 nm linear resolution and <1 micro-rad rotary resolution. Four vertically installed AFM cantilevers (the axis of the cantilever tip is vertical to the axis of electronic beam of SEM) served as the end-effectors to facilitate the real-time observation of the operations. A series of kinematic derivations of these four manipulators based on the Denavit-Hartenberg (D-H) notation were established. The common working space of the end-effectors is 2.78 mm by 4.39 mm by 6 mm. The manipulation strategy and vision feedback control for multi-manipulators operating inside the SEM chamber were been discussed. Finally, application of the designed nanorobotics manipulation system by successfully testing of the pickup-and-place manipulation of an individual CNT onto four probes was described. The experimental results have shown that carbon nanotubes can be successfully picked up with this nanorobotics manipulation system.

  6. Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation of Ge investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection technique and SEM analysis

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    Yaseen, Nazish; Bashir, Shazia; Shabbir, Muhammad Kaif; Jalil, Sohail Abdul; Akram, Mahreen; Hayat, Asma; Mahmood, Khaliq; Haq, Faizan-ul; Ahmad, Riaz; Hussain, Tousif

    2016-06-01

    Nanosecond pulsed laser ablation phenomena of single crystal Ge (100) has been investigated by employing photoacoustic deflection as well as SEM analysis techniques. Nd: YAG laser (1064 nm, 10 ns, 1–10 Hz) at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm{sup −2} is employed as pump beam to ablate Ge targets. In order to evaluate in-situe ablation threshold fluence of Ge by photoacoustic deflection technique, Continuous Wave (CW) He–Ne laser (632 nm, power 10 mW) is employed as a probe beam. It travels parallel to the target surface at a distance of 3 mm and after passing through Ge plasma it causes deflection due to density gradient of acoustic waves. The deflected signal is detected by photodiode and is recorded by oscilloscope. The threshold fluence of Ge, the velocity of ablated species and the amplitude of the deflected signal are evaluated. The threshold fluence of Ge comes out to be 0.5 J cm{sup −2} and is comparable with the analytical value. In order to compare the estimated value of threshold with ex-situe measurements, the quantitative analysis of laser irradiated Ge is performed by using SEM analysis. For this purpose Ge is exposed to single and multiple shots of 5, 10, 50 and 100 at various laser fluences ranging from 0.2 to 11 J cm{sup −2}. The threshold fluence for single and multiple shots as well as incubation coefficients are evaluated. It is observed that the value of incubation co-efficient decreases with increasing number of pulses and is therefore responsible for lowering the threshold fluence of Ge. SEM analysis also reveals the growth of various features such as porous structures, non-uniform ripples and blisters on the laser irradiated Ge. It is observed that both the fluence as well as number of laser shots plays a significant role for the growth of these structures.

  7. Tumor suppressor protein SMAR1 modulates the roughness of cell surface: combined AFM and SEM study

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    Mamgain Hitesh

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Imaging tools such as scanning electron microscope (SEM and atomic force microscope (AFM can be used to produce high-resolution topographic images of biomedical specimens and hence are well suited for imaging alterations in cell morphology. We have studied the correlation of SMAR1 expression with cell surface smoothness in cell lines as well as in different grades of human breast cancer and mouse tumor sections. Methods We validated knockdown and overexpression of SMAR1 using RT-PCR as well as Western blotting in human embryonic kidney (HEK 293, human breast cancer (MCF-7 and mouse melanoma (B16F1 cell lines. The samples were then processed for cell surface roughness studies using atomic force microscopy (AFM and scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The same samples were used for microarray analysis as well. Tumors sections from control and SMAR1 treated mice as well as tissues sections from different grades of human breast cancer on poly L-lysine coated slides were used for AFM and SEM studies. Results Tumor sections from mice injected with melanoma cells showed pronounced surface roughness. In contrast, tumor sections obtained from nude mice that were first injected with melanoma cells followed by repeated injections of SMAR1-P44 peptide, exhibited relatively smoother surface profile. Interestingly, human breast cancer tissue sections that showed reduced SMAR1 expression exhibited increased surface roughness compared to the adjacent normal breast tissue. Our AFM data establishes that treatment of cells with SMAR1-P44 results into increase in cytoskeletal volume that is supported by comparative gene expression data showing an increase in the expression of specific cytoskeletal proteins compared to the control cells. Altogether, these findings indicate that tumor suppressor function of SMAR1 might be exhibited through smoothening of cell surface by regulating expression of cell surface proteins. Conclusion Tumor suppressor

  8. La sinonimia como caso particular de distancia semántica

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    Martin Zapico

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2014v19n40p253 Los modelos de rasgos sugieren que la representación semántica se constituye a partir de una serie de atributos que describen un concepto. Existe acuerdo en que a mayor cantidad de atributos comunes entre dos conceptos aumenta la probabilidad de que pertenezcan a una misma categoría. La hipótesis que subyace a este trabajo es que el grado de sinonimia se constituye como un caso extremo de la mayor cantidad de atributos compartidos. De este modo se estableció la correspondencia entre la sinonimia tal como es presentada en Diccionarios y Tesauros y la sinonimia obtenida experimentalmente a partir de las distancias. Se utilizaron las Normas de Producción de Atributos Semánticos en Castellano obtenidas a partir de 800 jóvenes universitarios. Se obtuvieron las distancias semánticas para 39 palabras pertenecientes a las Normas y a los Diccionarios por medio del cálculo del coseno entre vectores en un espacio n-dimensional para determinar los grados de coincidencia o sinonimia. Los resultados sugieren que las distancias entre los pares considerados sinónimos por los Diccionarios resultó superior a 0.9 cuando pertenecen a una subcategoría específica. Para las palabras con una distancia próxima a 0.8 se advierte la pertenencia a una misma categoría de base y cuando la sinonimia se da por pertenecer a una misma categoría amplia puntuaron entre 0.6 y 0.8.

  9. Adapted methods for scanning electron microscopy (SEM in assessment of human sperm morphology

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    Petra Nussdorfer

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice. We examined sperm samples of 50 men. The samples were fixed with modified iso-osmolar aldehyde solution followed by osmium post-fixation. In the first method, dehydration of the cells and subsequent critical point drying (CPD were performed on a coverslip. In the second method, the samples were dehydrated in centrifuge tubes; hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS was used as a drying agent instead of CPD, and the samples were air-dried. The third procedure was based on a membrane filter. The samples were dehydrated and dried with HMDS in a Gooch crucible, continuously, without centrifugation or redispersion of the sample. Our results showed that the fixation with modified iso-osmolar aldehyde solution followed by osmium post-fixation, and combined with dehydration and CPD on a coverslip, is the most convenient procedure for SEM sample preparation. In the case of small-size samples or low sperm concentration, dehydration and drying with HMDS on the membrane filter enabled the best reliability, repeatability, and comparability of the results. The presented procedures are suitable for routine use, and they can be applied to confirm as well as to correct a diagnosis.

  10. Effect of CPP-ACP paste on tooth mineralization: an FE-SEM study.

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    Oshiro, Maki; Yamaguchi, Kanako; Takamizawa, Toshiki; Inage, Hirohiko; Watanabe, Takayuki; Irokawa, Atsushi; Ando, Susumu; Miyazaki, Masashi

    2007-06-01

    Milk and milk products, such as cheese, have been shown to exhibit anticariogenic properties in human and animal models. CPP-ACP shows an anti-caries effect by suppressing demineralization, enhancing remineralization, or possibly a combination of both. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CPP-ACP paste on demineralization by observing the treated tooth surface using an FE-SEM. The specimens were prepared by cutting enamel and dentin of bovine teeth into blocks. A few specimens were stored in 0.1 M lactic acid buffer solution for 10 min and then in artificial saliva (negative control). The remaining specimens were stored in a 10 times-diluted solution of CPP-ACP paste or a placebo paste containing no CPP-ACP for 10 min, followed by 10 min immersion in a demineralizing solution (pH = 4.75, Ca) twice a day before storage in artificial saliva. After treatment of the specimens for 3, 7, 21 and 28 days, they were fixed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde in cacodylate buffer solution, dehydrated in ascending grades of tert-butyl alcohol, and then transferred to a critical-point dryer. The surfaces were coated with a thin film of Au in a vacuum evaporator, and were observed under field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM). The SEM observations revealed different morphological features brought about by the various storage conditions. Demineralization of the enamel and dentin surfaces was more pronounced with the longer test period in the control and negative control specimens. On the other hand, enamel and dentin specimens treated with CPP-ACP paste revealed slight changes in their morphological features. From the morphological observations of the enamel and dentin surfaces, it could be considered that the CPP-ACP paste might prevent demineralization of the tooth structure.

  11. Analysis of Balance Scorecards Model Performance and Perspective Strategy Synergized by SEM

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    Waluyo Minto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The performance assessment analysis after the economic crisis by using Balanced Scorecard (BSC method becomes a powerful and effective tool and can provide an integrated view of the performance of an organization. This strategy led to the Indonesian economy being stretched positively after the economic crisis. Taking effective decisions is not spared from combining four BSC perspectives and strategies that focus on a system with different behavior or steps. This paper combines two methods of BSC with structural equation modeling (SEM because they have the same concept, which is a causal relationship, where the research model concept SEM variables use BSC variable. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of variables that synergized between balanced scorecard with SEM as a means of strategic planning in the future. This study used primary data with a large enough sample to meet the maximum likelihood estimation by assessment scale of seven semantic points. This research model is a combination of one and two step models. The next step is to test the measurement model, structural equation modeling, and modification models. The test results indicated that the model has multi colinearities. Therefore, the model is converted into one step model. The test results after being modified into a model of the goodness of fit indices showed a good score. All BSC variables have direct significant influence, including the perspective of strategic goals and sustainable competitive advantage. The implication of the simulation model of goodness of fit-modification results are DF = 227, Chi-square =276.550, P =0.058, CMIN/DF = 1.150, GFI = 0.831, AGFI = 0.791, CFI = 0.972, TLI = 0.965 and RMSEA = 0.039.

  12. Three-dimensional intracellular structure of a whole rice mesophyll cell observed with FIB-SEM.

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    Oi, Takao; Enomoto, Sakiko; Nakao, Tomoyo; Arai, Shigeo; Yamane, Koji; Taniguchi, Mitsutaka

    2017-07-01

    Ultrathin sections of rice leaf blades observed two-dimensionally using a transmission electron microscope (TEM) show that the chlorenchyma is composed of lobed mesophyll cells, with intricate cell boundaries, and lined with chloroplasts. The lobed cell shape and chloroplast positioning are believed to enhance the area available for the gas exchange surface for photosynthesis in rice leaves. However, a cell image revealing the three-dimensional (3-D) ultrastructure of rice mesophyll cells has not been visualized. In this study, a whole rice mesophyll cell was observed using a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM), which provides many serial sections automatically, rapidly and correctly, thereby enabling 3-D cell structure reconstruction. Rice leaf blades were fixed chemically using the method for conventional TEM observation, embedded in resin and subsequently set in the FIB-SEM chamber. Specimen blocks were sectioned transversely using the FIB, and block-face images were captured using the SEM. The sectioning and imaging were repeated overnight for 200-500 slices (each 50 nm thick). The resultant large-volume image stacks ( x = 25 μm, y = 25 μm, z = 10-25 μm) contained one or two whole mesophyll cells. The 3-D models of whole mesophyll cells were reconstructed using image processing software. The reconstructed cell models were discoid shaped with several lobes around the cell periphery. The cell shape increased the surface area, and the ratio of surface area to volume was twice that of a cylinder having the same volume. The chloroplasts occupied half the cell volume and spread as sheets along the cell lobes, covering most of the inner cell surface, with adjacent chloroplasts in close contact with each other. Cellular and sub-cellular ultrastructures of a whole mesophyll cell in a rice leaf blade are demonstrated three-dimensionally using a FIB-SEM. The 3-D models and numerical information support the hypothesis that rice mesophyll

  13. APIs semánticas para la web orientada a datos enlazados

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    Garrote Hernández, Antonio

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    [ES] Uno de los principales problemas que se plantean en el desarrollo actual de apli- caciones web y m ¿oviles consiste en la definici ¿on de Interfaces de Programaci ¿on de Aplicaciones (APIs) entre clientes y proveedores de datos. Nuestra propuesta de solu- cio ¿n para este problema se basa en el uso de componentes b ¿asicos desarrollados en el a ¿rea de la Web Sema ¿ntica, la iniciativa de Datos Enlazados Abiertos y los principios arquitecturales REST con el fin de desarrollar APIs Sem ¿a...

  14. Characterization of Explosive Weld Joints by TEM and SEM/EBSD

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    Paul H.

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The layers near the interface of explosively welded plates were investigated by means of microscopic observations with the use of transmission electron microscopy (TEM equipped with energy dispersive spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy equipped with electron backscattered diffraction facility (SEM/EBSD. The metal compositions based on carbon or stainless steels (base plate and Ti, Zr and Ta (flyer plate were analyzed. The study was focused on the possible interdiffusion across the interface and the changes in the dislocation structure of bonded plates in the layers near-the-interface.

  15. SEM Characterization of Extinguished Grains from Plasma-Ignited M30 Charges

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    Kinkennon, A.; Birk, A.; DelGuercio, M.; Kaste, P.; Lieb, R.; Newberry, J.; Pesce-Rodriguez, R.; Schroeder, M.

    2000-01-01

    M30 propellant grains that had been ignited in interrupted closed bomb experiments were characterize by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Previous chemical analysis of extinguished grains had given no indications of plasma-propellant chemical interactions that could explain the increased burning rates that had been previously observed in full-pressure closed bomb experiments. (This does not mean that there is no unique chemistry occurring with plasma ignition. It may occur very early in the ignition event and then become obscured by the burning chemistry.) In this work, SEM was used to look at grain morphologies to determine if there were increases in the surface areas of the plasma-ignited grains which would contribute to the apparent increase in the burning rate. Charges were made using 30 propellant grains (approximately 32 grams) stacked in two tiers and in two concentric circles around a plastic straw. Each grain was notched so that, when the grains were expelled from the bomb during extinguishment, it could be determined in which tier and which circle each grain was originally packed. Charges were ignited in a closed bomb by either a nickel wire/Mylar-capillary plasma or black powder. The bomb contained a blowout disk that ruptured when the pressure reached 35 MPa, and the propellant was vented into a collection chamber packed with polyurethane foam. SEM analysis of the grains fired with a conventional black powder igniter showed no signs of unusual burning characteristics. The surfaces seemed to be evenly burned on the exteriors of the grains and in the perforations. Grains that had been subjected to plasma ignition, however, had pits, gouges, chasms, and cracks in the surfaces. The sides of the grains closest to the plasma had the greatest amount of damage, but even surfaces facing the outer wall of the bomb had small pits. The perforations contained gouges and abnormally burned regions (wormholes) that extended into the web. The SEM photos indicated that

  16. Application of SEM/EDS to environmental geochemistry of heavy metals

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    Mateja Gosar

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Heavy metals represent a ubiquitous constituent of the near-surface environment, present in widely varyingconcentrations that typically have little impact on human behaviour and health. However, the mining of metals anduse of these metals in industrial processes has produced significant anthropogenic inputs of metals to both localand global environments. As such, a rigorous overview of the current accumulation of heavy metals and knowledgeof mineralogy of heavy metal-bearing phases is important for understanding their stability, solubility, mobility,bioavailability and toxicity. These data are of fundamental importance for environmental risk assessment and evaluationof future scenarios. Since conventional geochemical analyses provide limited information, other analyticalmethods have to be utilized for the characterisation of heavy metal-bearing phases. Significant analytical methodfor identification and characterisation of heavy metals in environmental media is a scanning electron microscopecoupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (SEM/EDS, an apparatus for qualitative and semi-quantitative chemical analysis at microne level, newly introduced to Geological Survey of Slovenia. Use of SEM/EDS was already introduced to environmental studies world-wide. In Slovenia, SEM/EDS analyses of environmental media werefirstly carried out on the Meža River stream sediments and snow deposits from Ljubljana urban area.Heavy metal-bearing phases in the Meža River stream sediments were apportioned to three source areas: Mežica mining/smelting area (geogenic-technogenic origin, Ravne ironworks area (technogenic origin and the Meža River catchment area (geogenic origin, which corresponds to data obtained by conventional geochemical and multivariate statistical methods. Airborne particles, identified in urban snow deposits, were interpreted as geogenic particles, represented by fragments of heavy metal-bearing minerals, and technogenic particles that

  17. Morphological and Production Changes in Planktonic and Biofilm Cells Monitored Using SEM and Raman Spectroscopy

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    Hrubanová, Kamila; Krzyžánek, Vladislav; Samek, Ota; Skoupý, Radim; Šiler, Martin; Ježek, Jan; Obruča, S.; Zemánek, Pavel

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 23, S1 (2017), s. 1158-1159 ISSN 1431-9276 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA15-20645S; GA ČR(CZ) GA16-12477S; GA ČR(CZ) GA17-15451S; GA MŠk(CZ) LO1212; GA MŠk ED0017/01/01 Institutional support: RVO:68081731 Keywords : biofilm cells * SEM * Raman spectroscopy Subject RIV: JA - Electronics ; Optoelectronics, Electrical Engineering Impact factor: 1.891, year: 2016

  18. Unveiling the Mysteries of Mars with a Miniaturized Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM)

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    Edmunson, J.; Gaskin, J. A.; Doloboff, I. J.; Jerman, G.

    2017-01-01

    Development of a miniaturized scanning electron microscope that will utilize the martian atmosphere to dissipate charge during analysis continues. This instrument is expected to be used on a future rover or lander to answer fundamental Mars science questions. To identify the most important questions, a survey was taken at the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). From the gathered information initial topics were identified for a SEM on the martian surface. These priorities are identified and discussed below. Additionally, a concept of operations is provided with the goal of maximizing the science obtained with the minimum amount of communication with the instrument.

  19. Red semántica de terremoto y maremoto en personas expuestas directa y vicariamente

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    Emilio Moyano Díaz; Katerinne Muñoz Tapia; Claudia Estrada; Marcelo Leiva-Bianchi

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    Se busca identificar el significado de los conceptos 'terremoto' y 'maremoto' en dos grupos diferentemente expuestos al evento acaecido en Chile el 27/02/2010, en una muestra no probabilística intencional, compuesta por 240 personas provenientes de las ciudades de Constitución (n=104) - expuestas directamente al terremoto y maremoto -, y de Punta Arenas (n=136) expuestas vicariamente. Mediante redes semánticas naturales (R.S.) construidas ad-hoc, fue observado que terremoto y tsunami tienen s...

  20. Modelado y Comparación de Colecciones en la Web Semántica

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    Sánchez Alberca, Alfredo

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    En esta tesis se estudia la representación, modelado y comparación de colecciones mediante el uso de ontologías en el ámbito de la Web Semántica. Las colecciones, entendidas como agrupaciones de objetos o elementos con entidad propia, son construcciones que aparecen frecuentemente en prácticamente todos los dominios del mundo real, y por tanto, es imprescindible disponer de conceptualizaciones de estas estructuras abstractas y de representaciones de estas conceptualizaciones en los sistemas i...

  1. Validation of cell-free culture using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and gene expression studies.

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    Yang, R; Elankumaran, Y; Hijjawi, N; Ryan, U

    2015-06-01

    A cell-free culture system for Cryptosporidium parvum was analysed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to characterise life cycle stages and compare gene expression in cell-free culture and cell culture using HCT-8 cells. Cryptosporidium parvum samples were harvested at 2 h, 8 h, 14 h, 26 h, 50 h, 74 h, 98 h, 122 h and 170 h, chemically fixed and specimens were observed using a Zeiss 1555 scanning electron microscope. The presence of sporozoites, trophozoites and type I merozoites were identified by SEM. Gene expression in cell culture and cell-free culture was studied using reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) of the sporozoite surface antigen protein (cp15), the glycoprotein 900 (gp900), the Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein (COWP) and 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes in both cell free and conventional cell culture. In cell culture, cp15 expression peaked at 74 h, gp900 expression peaked at 74 h and 98 h and COWP expression peaked at 50 h. In cell-free culture, CP15 expression peaked at 98 h, gp900 expression peaked at 74 h and COWP expression peaked at 122 h. The present study is the first to compare gene expression of C. parvum in cell culture and cell-free culture and to characterise life cycle stages of C. parvum in cell-free culture using SEM. Findings from this study showed that gene expression patterns in cell culture and cell-free culture were similar but in cell-free culture, gene expression was delayed for CP15 and COWP in cell free culture compared with the cell culture system and was lower. Although three life cycle stageswere conclusively identified, improvements in SEM methodology should lead to the detection of more life cycle stages. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Funcionalidade nos pacientes com AVE com e sem programa de fisioterapia

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    Ndamenaposy, Altina Mwetuhanga

    2015-01-01

    Projeto de Graduação apresentado à Universidade Fernando Pessoa como parte dos requisitos para obtenção do grau de Licenciada em Fisioterapia Introdução: O Acidente Vascular Encefálico (AVE), resulta da suspensão do aporte sanguíneo ao Encéfalo,acarretando alterações motoras, da linguagem, da percepção e cognitivas.O objectivo deste estudo,foi identificar e analisar a funcionalidade em pacientes com AVE, com e sem programa de fisioterapia. O estudo foi composto por 17 sujeitos, 70,6% do se...

  3. An evaluation testing technique of single event effect using Beam Blanking SEM

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    Aoki, J.; Hada, T.; Pesce, A.; Akutsu, T.; Matsuda, S. [National Space Development Agency of Japan, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan). Tsukuba Space Center; Igarashi, T.; Baba, S.

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    Beam Blanking SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) testing technique has been applied to CMOS SRAM devices to evaluate the occurence of soft errors on memory cells. Cross-section versus beam current and LET curves derived from BBSEM and heavy ion testing technique, respectively, have been compared. A linear relation between BBSEM current and heavy ion LET has been found. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that the application of focused pulsed electron beam could be a reliable, convenient and inexpensive tool to investigate the effects of heavy ions and high energy particles on memory devices for space application. (author)

  4. Morphological analysis of polymers on hair fibers by SEM and AFM

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    Valéria Fernandes Monteiro

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The polyquaternium 7® polymer is widely used in cosmetic formulations. Morphologic alterations in hair fibers were observed after the application of the polyquaternium 7® polymer, using SEM and AFM. Continuous applications of this product indicated that it accumulates on the fibers, improving the aspect of the hair surface. Quantitative analysis of the images obtained by AFM was undertaken. The data obtained for the hair surface roughness indicates that the fibers treated with the polymer presented higher roughness than the untreated hair fibers.

  5. Zizek com lacan em: kant sem Sade. Liberdade como Reapropriação do Gozo

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    Fernando Facó de Assis Fonseca

    Full Text Available Resumo: Neste artigo, pretendemos trabalhar, a partir de uma leitura de Zizek e Lacan, a perspectiva radical de liberdade como superação da dialética entre a Lei moral kantiana e o gozo sádico. Para isso, procuramos primeiramente mostrar como Lacan articula a relação de Kant com Sade, para, em seguida, pensar como, segundo Zizek, o psicanalista encontra uma saída para o princípio de liberdade kantiana, a partir da ética do desejo puro, o que nos permitirá pensar um Kant sem Sade.

  6. Recent Optical and SEM Characterization of Genesis Solar Wind Concentrator Diamond on Silicon Collector

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    Allton, Judith H.; Rodriquez, M. C.; Burkett, P. J.; Ross, D. K.; Gonzalez, C. P.; McNamara, K. M.

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    One of the 4 Genesis solar wind concentrator collectors was a silicon substrate coated with diamond-like carbon (DLC) in which to capture solar wind. This material was designed for analysis of solar nitrogen and noble gases [1, 2]. This particular collector fractured during landing, but about 80% of the surface was recovered, including a large piece which was subdivided in 2012 [3, 4, 5]. The optical and SEM imaging and analysis described below supports the subdivision and allocation of the diamond-on-silicon (DOS) concentrator collector.

  7. iSemServ: A model-driven approach to developing semantic web services

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    Mtsweni, J

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    Full Text Available could annotate the service model with WSDL stereotypes to indicate the preference to generate WSDL service descriptions. In conforming to the decoupling requirement, at this layer once the syntactic descriptions are generated, and the service logic... capturing the properties of ser- vices need to be modelled following the novel iSemServ UML profile. In a nutshell, UML profiles are a group of custom keywords (i.e. stereotypes), data types and tag values that could be used to annotate and extend UML...

  8. Semântica gramatical: a significação dos pronomes

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    Nildemir Ferreira de Carvalho

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  9. El campo semántico "agujero"en español

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    Cano Vela, Ángel Gregorio

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    Este estudio se inserta en la nomina de trabajos sobre lexemáticas historia del español, pretendemos establecer los distintos estudios sincornicos que ha configurado el campo semántico "agujero" en español desde el siglo XII hasta hoy. El punto de vista bajo el que estudiamos los paradigmas léxicas es el que corresponde a la lexicología del contenido. Estudiamos, pues, las relaciones entre los significados léxicos. En cuanto al método seguido es el retrospectivo. Los principales teóricos que ...

  10. SEM, EDS, PL and absorbance study of CdTe thin films grown by CSS method

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    Hernandez-Torres, M.E.; Silva-Gonzalez, R.; Gracia-Jimenez, J.M. [Instituto de Fisica, BUAP, Apdo. Postal J-48, San Manuel, 72570 Puebla, Pue. (Mexico); Casarrubias-Segura, G. [CIE- UNAM, 62580 Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

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    Oxygen-doped CdTe films were grown on conducting glass substrates by the close spaced sublimation (CSS) method and characterized using SEM, EDS, photoluminescence (PL) and absorbance. A significant change in the polycrystalline morphology is observed when the oxygen proportion is increased in the deposition atmosphere. The EDS analysis showed that all samples are nonstoichiometric with excess Te. The PL spectra show emission bands associated with Te vacancies (V{sub Te}), whose intensities decrease as the oxygen proportion in the CSS chamber is increased. The oxygen impurities occupy Te vacancies and modify the surfaces states, improving the nonradiative process. (author)

  11. Automated transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM) for large volume analysis at nanoscale resolution.

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    Kuwajima, Masaaki; Mendenhall, John M; Lindsey, Laurence F; Harris, Kristen M

    2013-01-01

    Transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM) on a field emission SEM platform was developed for efficient and cost-effective imaging of circuit-scale volumes from brain at nanoscale resolution. Image area was maximized while optimizing the resolution and dynamic range necessary for discriminating key subcellular structures, such as small axonal, dendritic and glial processes, synapses, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vesicles, microtubules, polyribosomes, and endosomes which are critical for neuronal function. Individual image fields from the tSEM system were up to 4,295 µm(2) (65.54 µm per side) at 2 nm pixel size, contrasting with image fields from a modern transmission electron microscope (TEM) system, which were only 66.59 µm(2) (8.160 µm per side) at the same pixel size. The tSEM produced outstanding images and had reduced distortion and drift relative to TEM. Automated stage and scan control in tSEM easily provided unattended serial section imaging and montaging. Lens and scan properties on both TEM and SEM platforms revealed no significant nonlinear distortions within a central field of ∼100 µm(2) and produced near-perfect image registration across serial sections using the computational elastic alignment tool in Fiji/TrakEM2 software, and reliable geometric measurements from RECONSTRUCT™ or Fiji/TrakEM2 software. Axial resolution limits the analysis of small structures contained within a section (∼45 nm). Since this new tSEM is non-destructive, objects within a section can be explored at finer axial resolution in TEM tomography with current methods. Future development of tSEM tomography promises thinner axial resolution producing nearly isotropic voxels and should provide within-section analyses of structures without changing platforms. Brain was the test system given our interest in synaptic connectivity and plasticity; however, the new tSEM system is readily applicable to other biological systems.

  12. Automated transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM for large volume analysis at nanoscale resolution.

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    Masaaki Kuwajima

    Full Text Available Transmission-mode scanning electron microscopy (tSEM on a field emission SEM platform was developed for efficient and cost-effective imaging of circuit-scale volumes from brain at nanoscale resolution. Image area was maximized while optimizing the resolution and dynamic range necessary for discriminating key subcellular structures, such as small axonal, dendritic and glial processes, synapses, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vesicles, microtubules, polyribosomes, and endosomes which are critical for neuronal function. Individual image fields from the tSEM system were up to 4,295 µm(2 (65.54 µm per side at 2 nm pixel size, contrasting with image fields from a modern transmission electron microscope (TEM system, which were only 66.59 µm(2 (8.160 µm per side at the same pixel size. The tSEM produced outstanding images and had reduced distortion and drift relative to TEM. Automated stage and scan control in tSEM easily provided unattended serial section imaging and montaging. Lens and scan properties on both TEM and SEM platforms revealed no significant nonlinear distortions within a central field of ∼100 µm(2 and produced near-perfect image registration across serial sections using the computational elastic alignment tool in Fiji/TrakEM2 software, and reliable geometric measurements from RECONSTRUCT™ or Fiji/TrakEM2 software. Axial resolution limits the analysis of small structures contained within a section (∼45 nm. Since this new tSEM is non-destructive, objects within a section can be explored at finer axial resolution in TEM tomography with current methods. Future development of tSEM tomography promises thinner axial resolution producing nearly isotropic voxels and should provide within-section analyses of structures without changing platforms. Brain was the test system given our interest in synaptic connectivity and plasticity; however, the new tSEM system is readily applicable to other biological systems.

  13. Non-coating fixation techniques or redundancy of conductive coating, low kV FE-SEM operation and combined SEM/TEM of biological tissues.

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    Jongebloed, W L; Stokroos, I; Van der Want, J J; Kalicharan, D

    1999-02-01

    Non-coating fixation methods, in particular the tannic acid/arginine/osmium tetroxide procedure, are employed for a number of reasons on the guinea-pig organ of Corti hair cell stereocilia glycocalyx and the imprints of the stereocilia at the bottom side of the tectorial membrane, and on the rat and cat intestinal epithelial microvilli glycocalyx and mucus-producing goblet cells. These methods are used firstly to confirm that non-coating prepared specimens can be embedded for TEM observation at 60-100 kV without loss of detail information, and these images can be compared with cryo-FE-SEM images of the same structure/tissue. Secondly, they show that specimens treated according non-coating techniques become optimally preserved and electrically conductive, so that no external conductive coating is required. In this way a comparison of images of subsequent fresh fracture faces is possible without a decrease in information on detail, which otherwise could happen after subsequent coating layers required after standard fixation. Thirdly, they show that non-coating methods can be used quite well with low accelerating voltages because the osmium-tannic acid complex in the specimen surface produces a large number of backscattered and secondary electrons in the surface layer, showing in particular surface phenomena. Fourthly, they show that with an optimal non-coating preservation, in combination with a well-balanced pre-fixation mixture, preparation artefacts due to extraction and even dehydration and drying are minimized. This is compared with images of the organ of Corti hair cells treated with a so-called three-aldehyde pre-fixation mixture, which causes disrupted stereocilia to cling onto the bottom side of the tectorial membrane.

  14. Fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS), partially covered SEMS and self-expandable plastic stents for the treatment of benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks.

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    van Boeckel, Petra G A; Dua, Kulwinder S; Weusten, Bas L A M; Schmits, Ruben J H; Surapaneni, Naveen; Timmer, Robin; Vleggaar, Frank P; Siersema, Peter D

    2012-02-29

    Benign esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks are life-threatening conditions that are often treated surgically. Recently, placement of partially and fully covered metal or plastic stents has emerged as a minimally invasive treatment option. We aimed to determine the clinical effectiveness of covered stent placement for the treatment of esophageal ruptures and anastomotic leaks with special emphasis on different stent designs. Consecutive patients who underwent placement of a fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FSEMS), a partially covered SEMS (PSEMS) or a self-expanding plastic stent (SEPS) for a benign esophageal rupture or anastomotic leak after upper gastrointestinal surgery in the period 2007-2010 were included. Data on patient demographics, type of lesion, stent placement and removal, clinical success and complications were collected A total of 52 patients received 83 esophageal stents (61 PSEMS, 15 FSEMS, 7 SEPS) for an anastomotic leak (n=32), iatrogenic rupture (n=13), Boerhaave's syndrome (n=4) or other cause (n=3). Endoscopic stent removal was successful in all but eight patients treated with a PSEMS due to tissue ingrowth. Clinical success was achieved in 34 (76%, intention-to-treat: 65%) patients (PSEMS: 73%, FSEMS: 83%, SEPS: 83%) after a median of 1 (range 1-5) stent and a median stenting time of 39 (range 7-120) days. In total, 33 complications in 24 (46%) patients occurred (tissue in- or overgrowth (n=8), stent migration (n=10), ruptured stent cover (all Ultraflex; n=6), food obstruction (n=3), severe pain (n=2), esophageal rupture (n=2), hemorrhage (n=2)). One (2%) patient died of a stent-related cause. Covered stents placed for a period of 5-6 weeks may well be an alternative to surgery for treating benign esophageal ruptures or anastomotic leaks. As efficacy between PSEMS, FSEMS and SEPS is not different, stent choice should depend on expected risks of stent migration (SEPS and FSEMS) and tissue in- or overgrowth (PSEMS).

  15. Strategies and results of field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) in the study of parasitic protozoa.

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    de Souza, Wanderley; Campanati, Loraine; Attias, Marcia

    2008-01-01

    Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) provides a range of strategies for investigating the structural organization of biological systems, varying from isolated macromolecules to tissue organization and whole organisms. This review covers some of the results so far obtained using FE-SEM observation and various protocols of sample fixation to analyze the structural organization of parasitic protozoa and their interaction with host cells. The employment of FE-SEM can be broadened through the use of gold-labeled molecules or tracers, gradual extraction by detergents, and cleavage techniques. These analyses provide significant contributions to the characterization of these organisms concerning ultrastructure, cytoskeleton, motility and intracellular behavior.

  16. Signal-to-noise ratio estimation on SEM images using cubic spline interpolation with Savitzky-Golay smoothing.

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    Sim, K S; Kiani, M A; Nia, M E; Tso, C P

    2014-01-01

    A new technique based on cubic spline interpolation with Savitzky-Golay noise reduction filtering is designed to estimate signal-to-noise ratio of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images. This approach is found to present better result when compared with two existing techniques: nearest neighbourhood and first-order interpolation. When applied to evaluate the quality of SEM images, noise can be eliminated efficiently with optimal choice of scan rate from real-time SEM images, without generating corruption or increasing scanning time. © 2013 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2013 Royal Microscopical Society.

  17. How Cognitive Genetic Factors Influence Fertility Outcomes: A Mediational SEM Analysis.

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    Woodley Of Menie, Michael A; Schwartz, Joseph A; Beaver, Kevin M

    2016-12-01

    Utilizing a newly released cognitive Polygenic Score (PGS) from Wave IV of Add Health (n = 1,886), structural equation models (SEMs) examining the relationship between PGS and fertility (which is approximately 50% complete in the present sample), employing measures of verbal IQ and educational attainment as potential mediators, were estimated. The results of indirect pathway models revealed that verbal IQ mediates the positive relationship between PGS and educational attainment, and educational attainment in turn mediates the negative relationship between verbal IQ and a latent fertility measure. The direct path from PGS to fertility was non-significant. The model was robust to controlling for age, sex, and race; furthermore, the results of a multigroup SEM revealed no significant differences in the estimated path coeficients across sex. These results indicate that those predisposed towards higher verbal IQ by virtue of higher PGS values are also predisposed towards trading fertility against time spent in education, which contributes to those with higher PGS values producing fewer offspring at this stage in their life course.

  18. FE-SEM Evaluation of Dental Specimens Prepared by Different Methods for In Vitro Contamination.

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    Nakamura, Vitor Cesar; Kataoka, Simony Hidee Hamoy; Gavini, Giulio; Ferrari, Patrícia Helena; Cai, Silvana

    2012-01-01

    Objective. To evaluate through FE-SEM the cleanliness and dentinal alterations promoted by different methods of dental sample preparation. Methods. Twenty-five human single-rooted teeth were used. The teeth were cleaned and autoclaved in wet medium and randomly divided into 5 groups (n = 5), according to the preparation methods employed-control group: no solutions applied; group 1: cement removal and irrigation with 5.25% NaOCl  + 17 % EDTA for 4 minutes each; group 2: 17%  EDTA + 2.5% NaOCl (4 minutes ultrasonic bath); group 3: cement removal and 17%  EDTA + 5.25%  NaOCl + phosphate buffer solution + distilled water (10 minutes ultrasonic); group 4: 17%  EDTA + 5.25% NaOCl (3 minutes ultrasonic bath). Specimens were analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), at 1500x magnification. Data were submitted to qualitative analysis according to a scoring system and submitted to Kruskal-Wallis test. Results. In ascending order, as to bind parameters, (i) cleanliness: control, group 2, group 3, group 5, and group 4, (ii) dentinal alterations: group 1, group 5, group 2, group 3, and group 4. Conclusion. The proposed protocol was suitable for subsequent microbiological contamination, because it showed less dentinal morphological alterations with increased removal of organic waste.

  19. Characterization of a hydroxyapatite sputtered film subject to hydrothermal treatment using FE-SEM and STEM.

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    Ozeki, K; Aoki, H; Masuzawa, T

    2011-01-01

    Hydroxyapatite (HA) was coated onto a titanium substrate using radio frequency magnetron sputtering. The sputtered film was crystallized using a hydrothermal treatment. The films were observed using X-ray diffractometry, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX).It was observed that the surface of the hydrothermally-treated film was covered with globular particles. The FE-SEM observations indicated that these particles were composed of columnar grains with a grain size of 20-50 nm. In the STEM cross-sectional observation of the HA-Ti interface, HA crystalline phase regions were observed, in part, in the non-crystalline phase layer of the as-sputtered film. After the hydrothermal treatment, the HA layer crystallized; the HA crystallization proceeded to a distance of 30 nm above the titanium surface. From an EDX line scan analysis, the titanium oxide layer was not observed at the HA-Ti interface of the as-sputtered film; however, in the hydrothermally-treated film, the titanium oxide layer, with a 15 nm thickness, was observed between the mixing layer and the titanium substrate. The formation of titanium oxide at the HA-Ti interface would contribute to the adhesion improvement of the sputtered film following the hydrothermal treatment.

  20. Integrando léxicos semânticos e ontologias: uma aproximação a favor da Web Semântica Integrando lexicos semánticos y ontologías: una aproximación de la Web Semántica

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    Rove Luiza de Oliveira Chishman

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como objetivo central chamar a atenção, por meio de relatos de três propostas de estruturação ontológica, para os benefícios em se buscar uma estreita relação entre ontologias e léxicos semânticos computacionais. Para tanto, apresenta uma visão panorâmica dos léxicos computacionais e ontologias mais representativos, com ênfase nos recursos computacionais ligados ao domínio jurídico, temática predominante nos experimentos que serão descritos. A segunda parte do trabalho apresenta alguns estudos empreendidos pelo grupo de pesquisa SEMANTEC, no sentido de ilustrar como estes dois componentes podem se beneficiar mutuamente. Como consequência desta linha de pensamento, está a escolha consciente de modelos linguísticos consistentes para a construção de ontologias. Percebe-se, também que para fazer a Web um recurso global, é inevitável, além da semântica, tratar as questões multilíngues.

  1. Semántica y pragmática de la ironía verbal

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    Raymundo Raymundo Casas Navarro

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Se hace un estudio del multifacético y resbaladizo concepto de la ironía verbal con especial incidencia en sus aspectos semánticos y pragmáticos.Desde el punto de vista semántico, la ironía se reconoce como un discurso negativo indirecto que funciona gracias a la relación cognitiva de antonimia.En tal sentido, postulamos que los mensajes irónicos tienen en su forma lógica una negación invisible, pero siempre presente. Pragmáticamente, la ironía se entiende a la luz de la idea de los grados de saliencia aplicada al papel del contexto y se apoya considerablemente en la dinámica de laintención comunicativa.La multiplicidad de factores que se ponen en juego en la interpretación irónica nos lleva a postular la necesidad del concepto de competencia irónica (como parte de la competencia retórica. Este concepto intenta darcuenta de las abigarradas estrategias aplicadas tanto en la producción del texto irónico (el rol del enunciador como en la interpretación de las ironías por las que vivimos (el rol del enunciatario. Palabras claves: Ironía verbal, negación indirecta, grados de saliencia, intención comunicativa.

  2. Tratamento da forma mucosa de leishmaniose sem resposta a glucantime, com anfotericina B liposomal

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    Raimunda Nonata Ribeiro Sampaio

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    Full Text Available Tratamos com ambisome (2 a 5g totais de dose seis pacientes com leishmaniose mucosa sem resposta a tratamento com glucantime (20mg SbV/kg/dia. A dose diária usada foi 2 a 3mg/kg/dia, aplicada por um mínimo de 20 dias. Após 26 a 38 meses de acompanhamento, cinco pacientes estão clinicamente curados. Um recidivou aos 6 meses. Não foram observados efeitos colaterais além de cefaléia, após a injeção. O ambisome constitue uma opção terapêutica para os pacientes com leishmaniose mucosa sem resposta aos antimoniais.We treated six patients with mucosal leishmaniasis who failed to respond to glucantime (20mg/kg/day with ambisome (2-5 grams total dose. The daily dose was 2-3mg/kg/day given for a minimum of 20 days. After 26-38 months of follow up, five patients were clinically cured. One relapsed after six months. No side effects of therapy were observed apart from headache after injection. Ambisome is a therapeutic option for patients with mucosal leishmaniasis unresponsive to antimonials.

  3. A practical approach to test the scope of FIB-SEM 3D reconstruction

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    Ritter, M.; Midgley, P. A.

    2010-07-01

    State-of-the-art focused ion beam (FIB) instruments have an ion column for sample modification and an electron column for scanning electron microscopy (SEM). 3D reconstruction of a sample volume can be achieved by serial sectioning using the FIB in combination with high-resolution SEM imaging of each cross-section. Usually, the resolution in the direction in which the sections are milled (z-direction) is much lower than in the plane of the cross-section (xy-direction) itself. Increased sampling in the z-direction can only be achieved by decreasing the distance between single sections. For a constant volume this is equivalent to increasing the number of sections, i.e. time and effort. To perform efficient 3D reconstructions the effect of the reduced sampling in the z-direction to the overall accuracy of the 3D reconstruction has to be known. We tested this approach with FIB conical test structures that were slice-and-view processed and subsequently reconstructed. Using a reference data set with a slice thickness (z-resolution) of 22 nm, data with z-resolutions ranging from 44 nm to 440 nm were created and reconstructed with commercial software. The calculated volumes for the simulated z-resolutions and their deviations from the reference volume are shown. Deviations of up to 35% occur and reach about 10% once the z-resolution was one fifth of the upper diameter of the conical structures.

  4. Qualitative and quantitative interpretation of SEM image using digital image processing.

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    Saladra, Dawid; Kopernik, Magdalena

    2016-10-01

    The aim of the this study is improvement of qualitative and quantitative analysis of scanning electron microscope micrographs by development of computer program, which enables automatic crack analysis of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) micrographs. Micromechanical tests of pneumatic ventricular assist devices result in a large number of micrographs. Therefore, the analysis must be automatic. Tests for athrombogenic titanium nitride/gold coatings deposited on polymeric substrates (Bionate II) are performed. These tests include microshear, microtension and fatigue analysis. Anisotropic surface defects observed in the SEM micrographs require support for qualitative and quantitative interpretation. Improvement of qualitative analysis of scanning electron microscope images was achieved by a set of computational tools that includes binarization, simplified expanding, expanding, simple image statistic thresholding, the filters Laplacian 1, and Laplacian 2, Otsu and reverse binarization. Several modifications of the known image processing techniques and combinations of the selected image processing techniques were applied. The introduced quantitative analysis of digital scanning electron microscope images enables computation of stereological parameters such as area, crack angle, crack length, and total crack length per unit area. This study also compares the functionality of the developed computer program of digital image processing with existing applications. The described pre- and postprocessing may be helpful in scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy surface investigations. © 2016 The Authors Journal of Microscopy © 2016 Royal Microscopical Society.

  5. FTIR and SEM analysis applied in tissue engineering for root recovering surgery.

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    Costa, Davidson Ribeiro; Nicolau, Renata Amadei; Costa, David Ribeiro; Raniero, Leandro José; Oliveira, Marco Antonio

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    Gingival recession is defined by the displacement of the gingival margin in the apical direction, which overcomes the cementum enamel junction. The etiology of gingival retraction is related to tissue inflammation caused by the accumulation of biofilm, by trauma from brushing action. Aesthetic periodontal surgery aims to return the root coverage to aesthetic harmony, and reduce the risk of periodontal disease and caries. To assist in the root coverage process, the porcine collagen matrix (PCM) has been widely studied. The objectives of this study are to identify the types of collagen that make up the PCM and analyze their morphology. For this, five PCM fragments, 2 mm (thickness) × 2.6 mm (width), were analyzed with the aid of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The analysis by SEM showed that the PCM consists of two layers; the surface layer is compact, low porosity, and smooth surface, and a foamed underlying layer has high porosity. Through FTIR we identified that the surface and underlying layers are composed of collagen types I and III, respectively. This biomaterial is conducive to root coverage; it allows adsorption and cell proliferation following the matrix resorption and periodontal tissue neoformation. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Biomed Mater Res Part B: Appl Biomater, 105B: 1326-1329, 2017. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. Microstructural observation of fuel cell catalyst inks by Cryo-SEM and Cryo-TEM.

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    Shimanuki, Junichi; Takahashi, Shinichi; Tohma, Hajime; Ohma, Atsushi; Ishihara, Ayumi; Ito, Yoshiko; Nishino, Yuri; Miyazawa, Atsuo

    2017-06-01

    In order to improve the electricity generation performance of fuel cell electric vehicles, it is necessary to optimize the microstructure of the catalyst layer of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The catalyst layer is formed by a wet coating process using catalyst inks. Therefore, it is very important to observe the microstructure of the catalyst ink. In this study, the morphology of carbon-supported platinum (Pt/C) particles in catalyst inks with a different solvent composition was investigated by cryogenic scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM). In addition, the morphology of the ionomer, which presumably influences the formation of agglomerated Pt/C particles in a catalyst ink, was investigated by cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). The results of a cryo-SEM observation revealed that the agglomerated Pt/C particles tended to become coarser with a higher 1-propanol (NPA) weight fraction. The results of a cryo-TEM observation indicated that the actual ionomer dispersion in a catalyst ink formed a network structure different from that of the ionomer in the solvent. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Japanese Society of Microscopy. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  7. Redescription of Cichlidogyrus philander (Monogenea, Ancyrocephalidae using scanning electron microscopy (SEM and molecular analysis

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    Igeh Patience C

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The sclerotized structures of monogeneans have traditionally been studied by light microscopy and different staining techniques. Recently, enzymatic digestion followed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM has enabled the examination of structural details not visible with light microscopy. In order to obtain better, and more accurate, morphological information on sclerotized structures not affected by mounting medium or cover slip pressure, the sclerites of Cichlidogyrus philander Douëllou, 1993 (Monogenea, Ancyrocephalidae, collected from Pseudocrenilabrus philander (Weber, 1897, were redescribed using SEM. Parasites were collected from Padda Dam, Gauteng, South Africa and soft tissue was digested to release the sclerotized structures. The digested tissue also provided sufficient genetic material for molecular characterization of this species. Cichlidogyrus philander is characterised by a penis with a sharp, curved, lateral termination, an accessory piece with a hook-like extremity that may appear forked terminally, and lack of a visible vagina. The transverse bars have concave and convex surfaces with ribs on the concave surface. The dorsal bar bears fenestrations at the base of the auricles and the ventral and dorsal gripi are dissimilar. Furthermore, the large first pair of uncinuli shows lateral wings on the left side of the base. On top of this wing, a ball-like structure with a small fenestration is visible. Genetic characters derived from the 28S rDNA, the COI mitochondrial DNA and ITS1 rDNA regions distinguish C. philander from all other Cichlidogyrus sequenced species.

  8. Replica of human dentin treated with different desensitizing agents: a methodological SEM study in vitro

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    Pereira Jose Carlos

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This is a preliminary study to determine a methodological sequence in vitro which may allow the reproduction of dentin for SEM analysis, after the use of different desensitizing agents. Dentin discs obtained from extracted human third molars were etched with 6% citric acid, an artificial smear layer was created and the surface dentin discs were divided into four quadrants. Quadrants 2, 3 and 4 of each disc were conditioned with 6% citric acid. The desensitizing agents (Oxa-Gel®, Gluma Desensitizer and an experimental agent were applied to quadrants 3 and 4. To evaluate the acid resistance of the treatment, quadrant 4 was etched again with 6% citric acid. An impression was then taken with Aquasil ULV. After a setting period of 6 min, each disc was removed from the impression and stored in a moist-free environment for 24 h at 37ºC. After that time, a low-viscosity epoxy resin (Araltec GY 1109 BR was poured into the impression and cured for 24 h. All specimens were metal-coated for SEM analysis. Comparison of the photomicrographs of dentin discs with their respective impressions and resin replicas showed that this technique can reproduce the characteristics of the dentin surface treated with desensitizing agents.

  9. SEM Evaluation of Internal Adaptation of Bases and Liners under Composite Restorations

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    Dimitrios Dionysopoulos

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the interfacial microgaps generating between different materials and between materials and dentin after polymerization of the composite restorations, using SEM. Methods: The materials investigated were a composite, an adhesive, a RMGI, and a calcium hydroxide. Thirty third molars were selected and two circular class V cavities (5 mm × 3 mm for each tooth were made. The teeth were randomly assigned into six groups and restored with a combination of the materials. The specimens were subjected to thermocycling and each tooth was sectioned mesiodistally in two halves. Each half was sectioned along the longitudinal axis through the center of the restorations to obtain a slice of 2 mm. The specimens were examined under SEM. The interfaces between the liners, the liners and dentin, and between the liners and the composite were examined for microgaps. Results: The results showed that there was not any significant difference in the mean width of microgaps in the interfaces between Dycal-dentin and Vitrebond-dentin (p>0.05. However, the width of microgaps in the interfaces between dentin-Clearfil Tri-S Bond was significantly smaller (p<0.05. The use of Clearfil Tri-S Bond reduced the possibility of microgap formation between the bonded interface and the materials tested.

  10. Effect of two bleaching agents on enamel morphology: a SEM study

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    Ghavam M.

    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: Bleaching materials are able to change the surface morphology as well as mineral and organic content of tooth structure. Considering that bleaching is done for aesthetic purpose, awareness of the possible effect of these materials on hard tissue is important, because it may affect the restorative treatments. Purpose: The aim of this study was comparing the effect of two bleaching materials, Kimia and Ultradent both containing 35% H2O2, on tooth enamel by SEM. Materials and Methods: Five intact central incisors were cut into three sections vertically and each part was randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 (control, without any bleaching. Group 2, bleached with Kimia 35% H2O2. Group 3, bleached with Ultradent 35% H2O2. Each tooth served as its own control. Then the samples were observed by SEM with 250 and 500 magnifications. Results: In the control group some scratches and small white grains were observed which seems to be the result of mastication trauma and pumice powder. In the other groups, morphologic changes like increased surface roughness, deepening of cracks, rod exposure and presence of new cracks were observed. The two experimental materials did not differ in these regards. Conclusion: It seems that both studied materials have limited destructive effects on tooth enamel which seems to be of no clinical importance.

  11. SEM study of ultrastructural changes in branchial architecture of Ctenopharyngodon idella (Cuvier & Valenciennes exposed to chlorpyrifos

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    Kaur Mandeep

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We evaluated structural modifications in the branchial architecture of grass carp, Ctenopharyngodon idella, chronically exposed to chlorpyrifos (an organophosphate using scanning electron microscopy (SEM. Static renewal tests were conducted for 96 h to determine the LC50 of chlorpyrifos to the fish. Physicochemical analysis of water was done using standard methods. To assess the effect of chronic toxicity, fish were exposed to two sublethal concentrations (1.44 μg/L and 2.41 μg/L of chlorpyrifos for 15, 30 and 60 days, after which gills were examined by SEM, which revealed changes in gill ultrastructure. Branchial alterations included distorted secondary lamellae in the form of curling and shortening, erosion in a few primary filaments and a wrinkled and denuded epithelial surface. Excessive mucosal openings (mucoid hyperplasia on the surface were observed in the gills of fish exposed to both concentrations of chlorpyrifos. Alteration in the microridge pattern of pavement cells and cracks on the gill rakers were also observed, and the intensity of the damage was found to be directly related to the toxicant concentration and exposure period. The present study revealed that the assessment of surface morphology can serve as a novel bioindicator of pollution, disease and toxicity.

  12. MULTIMODALIDADE E A CONSTRUÇÃO DA IDENTIDADE DO SEM-TERRA

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    Vanderleiidalice J. Zacchi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar a maneira como o movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (mST utiliza os diferentesmodos de produçãode significado e como, nesse processo, é construída sua identidade. A análise será efetuada principalmente a partir de textos impressos, digitais e eletrônicos produzidos pelos sem-terra. Apesar de fazer bom uso das diversas habilidades pressupostas na multimodalidade, o movimento ainda se apoia fortemente no modo linguístico tanto na autorrepresentação quanto na ação social. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: multiletramento, mST, identidade, Internet, mídia. ABSTRACT: This paper aims at analysing the identity construction of the Landless Rural Workers movement (mST by making use of different modes of meaning-construction. The data provided for analysis are based especially on printed, electronic, and digital texts produced by the movement. Although the mST uses multimodal texts extensively, it still relies heavily on the linguistic mode when engaging in both self-representation and social action. KEYWORDS: multiliteracies, landless movement, identity, Internet, media.

  13. Análisis Semántico Latente: una panorámica de su desarrollo

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    Venegas V.,René

    2003-01-01

    El presente artículo centra su atención en el desarrollo de una de las herramientas más actuales de la psicolingüística computacional, el Análisis Semántico Latente (LSA¹), considerado en sus inicios como una teoría y un método de representación del conocimiento humano. Este análisis semántico es un modelo estadístico del uso de palabras que permite comparar las similitudes semánticas entre piezas de información textual. Esta comparación se realiza en un espacio semántico multidimensional, ge...

  14. Application of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM to Solve Environmental Sustainability Problems: A Comprehensive Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Abbas Mardani

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Most methodological areas assume common serious reflections to certify difficult study and publication practices, and, therefore, approval in their area. Interestingly, relatively little attention has been paid to reviewing the application of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM in environmental sustainability problems despite the growing number of publications in the past two decades. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to fill this gap by conducting a wide search in two main databases including Web of Science and Scopus to identify the studies which used SEM techniques in the period from 2005 to 2016. A critical analysis of these articles addresses some important key issues. On the basis of our results, we present comprehensive guidelines to help researchers avoid general pitfalls in using SEM. The results of this review are important and will help researchers to better develop research models based on SEM in the area of environmental sustainability.

  15. Experimental investigation on the influence of instrument settings on pixel size and nonlinearity in SEM image formation

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    Carli, Lorenzo; Genta, Gianfranco; Cantatore, Angela

    2010-01-01

    The work deals with an experimental investigation on the influence of three Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) instrument settings, accelerating voltage, spot size and magnification, on the image formation process. Pixel size and nonlinearity were chosen as output parameters related to image...... quality and resolution. A silicon grating calibrated artifact was employed to investigate qualitatively and quantitatively, through a designed experiment approach, the parameters relevance. SEM magnification was found to account by far for the largest contribution on both parameters under consideration...

  16. Evaluating Neighborhoods Livability in Nigeria: A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM Approach

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    Sule Abass Iyanda

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available There is a growing concern about city livability around the world and of particular concern is the aspects of the person-environment relationship which encompasses many characteristics suffice to make a place livable. Extant literature provides livability dimensions such as housing unit characteristics, neighborhood facilities, economic vitality and safety environment. These livability dimensions as well as their attributes found in the extant literature have been reported to have high reliability measurement level. Although, various methods have been applied to examine relationships among the variables however structural equation modeling (SEM has been found more holistic as a modeling technique to understand and explain the relationships that may exist among variable measurements. Structural equation modeling simultaneously performs multivariate analysis including multiple regression, path and factor analysis in the cause-effect relationships between latent constructs. Therefore, this study investigates the key factors of livability of planned residential neighborhoods in Minna, Nigeria with the research objectives of – (a to study the livability level of the selected residential neighborhoods, (b to determine the dimensions and indicators which most influence the level of livability in the selected residential neighborhoods, and (c to reliably test the efficacy of structural equation modeling (SEM in the assessment of livability. The methodology adopted in this study includes- Data collection with the aid of structured questionnaire survey administered to the residents of the study area based on stratified random sampling. The data collected was analyzed with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 22.0 and AMOS 22.0 software for structural equation modeling (a second-order factor. The study revealed that livability as a second-order factor is indicated by economic vitality, safety environment, neighborhood facilities

  17. The effects of various irrigating solutions on intra-radicular dentinal surface: An SEM analysis

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    J V Karunakaran

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The action of irrigant solutions on intra- radicular dentinal surface were evaluated in an in vitro setting using a scanning electron microscope (SEM and it was observed that sodium hypochlorite and MTAD produced the cleanest surface and that none of the irrigants were able to produce an ideal preparation of the dentinal surface when used individually. The primary objective of endodontic therapy is to achieve a clean, optimal environment in root canals to avoid unsuccessful treatment outcomes. The complexities of the root canal system necessitate the use of irrigating solutions which act on radicular dentin surface, modifying it. The action of irrigants can be beneficial, and yet at the same time, as they modify the surface structure of dentin, they can have an adverse impact on the properties of dentin. The present study was undertaken to assess the effect of various irrigants on the dentinal surface using an SEM. Materials and Methods: Forty-five roots were randomly divided into nine groups (n=5 and prepared by sectioning at the level of cemento-enamel junction (CEJ and 10 mm from the CEJ and split longitudinally. The dentin surface was prepared and the cemental surfaces were coated with double layer of varnish. The irrigants tested were normal saline, de-ionized water, 17% ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA, 5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl, 5% NaOCl with ultrasonic agitation, 3% hydrogen peroxide, 2% chlorhexidine (CHX, MTAD, and MTAD with ultrasonic agitation. The prepared samples were placed in the irrigant solution for 3 min, subsequently dehydrated, sputter coated, and observed under SEM. The images were subsequently analyzed for dentinal surface changes. Results: 17% EDTA and MTAD produced the cleanest dentinal surface. Ultrasonic agitation enhanced the effect of irrigants. 5% NaOCl and 3% hydrogen peroxide were efficient at removal of organic debris, but were unable to remove the smear layer. De-ionized water, normal saline, and 2

  18. A Miniaturized Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM) for In-Situ Mars Surface Sample Analysis

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    Edmunson, J.; Gaskin, J. A.; Jerman, G. A.; Harvey, R. P.; Doloboff, I. J.; Neidholdt, E. L.

    2016-01-01

    The Miniaturized Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope (MVP-SEM) project, funded by the NASA Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations (PICASSO) Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES), will build upon previous miniaturized SEM designs and recent advancements in variable pressure SEM's to design and build a SEM to complete analyses of samples on the surface of Mars using the atmosphere as an imaging medium. This project is a collaboration between NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), electron gun and optics manufacturer Applied Physics Technologies, and small vacuum system manufacturer Creare. Dr. Ralph Harvery and environmental SEM (ESEM) inventor Dr. Gerry Danilatos serve as advisors to the team. Variable pressure SEMs allow for fine (nm-scale) resolution imaging and micron-scale chemical study of materials without sample preparation (e.g., carbon or gold coating). Charging of a sample is reduced or eliminated by the gas surrounding the sample. It is this property of ESEMs that make them ideal for locations where sample preparation is not yet feasible, such as the surface of Mars. In addition, the lack of sample preparation needed here will simplify the sample acquisition process and allow caching of the samples for future complementary payload use.

  19. Contribución desde la neuropsicología al estudio de la memoria semántica

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    Leticia Vivas

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La memoria semántica ha sido estudiada desdediversos campos. Los primeros modelos surgierondesde la psicología cognitiva de la mano de la divisiónpropuesta por Tulving entre memoria semánticay episódica. En los últimos treinta años se hanproducido desarrollos en paralelo en los camposde la psicolingüística, la psicología cognitiva y laneuropsicología cognitiva. El presente trabajo sepropone revisar los aportes que han surgido desdela neuropsicología al estudio de la memoria semántica,así como presentar un panorama actualizadocon los puntos de consenso. En primer lugar sedelimita conceptualmente el término “semántica”dentro del campo de la neuropsicología. Luego seplantea una dicotomía que atraviesa los modelostanto psicológicos como neuropsicológicos acercade la memoria semántica: la existencia de representacionesmodales versus amodales. En tercer lugarse desarrollan los principales modelos teóricos enneuropsicología que surgieron en un intento de explicarlos déficits semánticos de categoría específica.Finalmente se revisan los aportes más robustosy los puntos que aún generan ciertos debates.

  20. Processo de desenvolvimento dum betão refractário sem cimento

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    Antunes, Magda Isabel Lucas Parente

    2010-01-01

    O presente trabalho consiste numa revisão teórica sobre o tema Processo de Desenvolvimento dum Betão Refractário sem Cimento. Para uma abordagem adequada deste tema, optou-se por subdividi-lo em quatro capítulos, nomeadamente:  A evolução histórica do material cerâmico  Inovação tecnológica  Materiais  Análise dos mecanismos de hidratação. O capítulo intitulado “A evolução histórica do material cerâmico” apresenta inicialmente um enquadramento histórico do material cerâmico...

  1. CUFE at SemEval-2016 Task 4: A Gated Recurrent Model for Sentiment Classification

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    Nabil, Mahmoud

    2016-06-16

    In this paper we describe a deep learning system that has been built for SemEval 2016 Task4 (Subtask A and B). In this work we trained a Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) neural network model on top of two sets of word embeddings: (a) general word embeddings generated from unsupervised neural language model; and (b) task specific word embeddings generated from supervised neural language model that was trained to classify tweets into positive and negative categories. We also added a method for analyzing and splitting multi-words hashtags and appending them to the tweet body before feeding it to our model. Our models achieved 0.58 F1-measure for Subtask A (ranked 12/34) and 0.679 Recall for Subtask B (ranked 12/19).

  2. FE-SEM Evaluation of Dental Specimens Prepared by Different Methods for In Vitro Contamination

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    Vitor Cesar Nakamura

    2012-01-01

    % EDTA for 4 minutes each; group 2: 17%  EDTA+2.5% NaOCl (4 minutes ultrasonic bath; group 3: cement removal and 17%  EDTA+5.25%  NaOCl+phosphate buffer solution + distilled water (10 minutes ultrasonic; group 4: 17%  EDTA+5.25% NaOCl (3 minutes ultrasonic bath. Specimens were analyzed by field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM, at 1500x magnification. Data were submitted to qualitative analysis according to a scoring system and submitted to Kruskal-Wallis test. Results. In ascending order, as to bind parameters, (i cleanliness: control, group 2, group 3, group 5, and group 4, (ii dentinal alterations: group 1, group 5, group 2, group 3, and group 4. Conclusion. The proposed protocol was suitable for subsequent microbiological contamination, because it showed less dentinal morphological alterations with increased removal of organic waste.

  3. A current digitizer for ionisation chambers/SEMS with high resolution and fast resoponse

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    Reeg, H

    2000-01-01

    A current-to-frequency converter (CFC), recently developed, exhibits a response time up to the ms region. The frequency limit is raised beyond 1 MHz, extending the linear range by a factor of 100. The conversion factor reaches 10-13 C/pulse. The converter is employed, combined with ionization chambers (IC) and secondary electron emission monitors (SEM), to measure the intensity of the extracted beam in the transfer lines adjoining GSI's heavy ion synchrotron (SIS). Fast intensity fluctuations during the particle spill can be observed. Reduced hum and noise pickup, better handling and mounting flexibility as well as reduced costs are achieved building up the spill monitoring system with distributed components.

  4. Red semántica de terremoto y maremoto en personas expuestas directa y vicariamente

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    Emilio Moyano Díaz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se busca identificar el significado de los conceptos 'terremoto' y 'maremoto' en dos grupos diferentemente expuestos al evento acaecido en Chile el 27/02/2010, en una muestra no probabilística intencional, compuesta por 240 personas provenientes de las ciudades de Constitución (n=104 - expuestas directamente al terremoto y maremoto -, y de Punta Arenas (n=136 expuestas vicariamente. Mediante redes semánticas naturales (R.S. construidas ad-hoc, fue observado que terremoto y tsunami tienen significados semejantes, relacionados al miedo, muerte, destrucción, desesperación, desastre, pérdida, angustia, tristeza, pena, dolor y pánico. Adicionalmente, aquellos que vivieron directamente el fenómeno utilizan más definidoras de tipo emocional al definir terremoto que aquellos que fueron expuestos a él de modo vicario.

  5. KAJIAN MEMBRAN KOMPOSIT NILON-ARANG MELALUI KARAKTERISASI FTIR DAN SEM

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    Wenny Maulina

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Telah berhasil dilakukan sintesis mermbran komposit nilon-arang dengan menggunakan bahan dari limbah benang nilon dan arang ampas tebu. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa membran komposit nilon-arang dengan bobot benang nilon 6,0 g dan arang 0,75 g adalah yang paling baik karena larutan yang terbentuk homogen, kental, mudah dicetak, permukaan membran halus dan tidak terdapat rongga udara. Berdasarkan karakterisasi FTIR pada membran komposit nilon-arang memperlihatkan adanya gugus fungsi hidrokarbon yang berasal dari arang ampas tebu dan gugus fungsi amida yang berasal dari benang nilon.Sehingga membran yang terbentuk masih memiliki komponen asli penyusunnya. Sedangkan dari karakterisasi SEM terlihat bahwa morfologi permukaan membran komposit nilon-arang yang dihasilkan termasuk membran mikrofiltrasi dengan ukuran pori 4,75 μm.

  6. Qualitative and quantitative determination of micro-inclusions by automated SEM/EDX analysis.

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    Nuspl, Markus; Wegscheider, Wolfhard; Angeli, Johann; Posch, Wilhelm; Mayr, Michael

    2004-06-01

    With the help of an automated SEM/EDX analysis system non-metallic micro-inclusions in steel can be detected on a metallographically prepared surface area. The system makes it possible to determine position, size, shape and composition of each particle. Usually more than 1000 inclusions are found on one scan area. Therefore a new offline evaluation method has been developed to classify the large amount of inclusions and calculate specific size and shape data. A summary sheet is created to show the area contents and the mean values of all important properties for each class. Size and XY distributions as well as binary and ternary phase diagrams are drawn to depict the results. The strengths of this analytical technique are demonstrated by evaluation of an LC (low-carbon) steel. Alumina, common spinel, sulfide and oxisulfide inclusions could be identified as dominant inclusion types in LC steel.

  7. Study of medieval enamelling on gilded objects combining SEM-EDAX and PIXE

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    Chamon, J.; Barrio, J.; Arroyo, M. [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), SECYR Laboratory, Departamento de Arqueologia y Prehistoria, Madrid (Spain); Gutierrez, P.C.; Climent-Font, A. [Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Centro de Micro-Analisis de Materiales (CMAM), Madrid (Spain)

    2010-05-15

    A set of fragments of metallic artefacts from the medieval period excavated from Ciudad Real in Spain has been studied. The objects are gilded copper buckles with a champleve enamelling decoration. The composition of predominantly blue-coloured enamels has been analysed using three non-destructive techniques, SEM-EDAX (scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy-dispersive X-ray analysis), X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and PIXE (particle-induced X-ray emission). Analyses show that Co is responsible for the blue colour. The results of the two techniques are compared, as well as the main components which constitute the enamel. Analyses suggest that Cu is responsible for red colour. (orig.)

  8. CURRÍCULO EM TEMPOS DE ESCOLA SEM PARTIDO: hegemonia disfarçada de neutralidade

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    Graça Regina Franco da Silva Reis; Marina Santos Nunes de Campos; Renata Lucia Baptista Flores

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    O presente texto promove um diálogo entre o que intenta a Proposta de Lei Escola Sem Partido (que visa combater o que chama de doutrinação ideológica nas escolas e universidades) com as noções que vêm sendo tecidas pelo campo de estudos do currículo. Ao trazermos a compreensão dos currículos como criação cotidiana, dos professorxs e alunxs como autores dos seus processos de ensinoaprendizagem e da produção do conhecimento como tessitura em rede evidencia-se que um currículo neutro, não ideoló...

  9. AS DEMANDAS CONSERVADORAS DO MOVIMENTO ESCOLA SEM PARTIDO E A BASE NACIONAL CURRICULAR COMUM

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    Elizabeth Macedo

    Full Text Available RESUMO: O artigo busca entender como a emergência do movimento autodenominado Escola sem Partido (ESP e de suas demandas conservadoras deslocam as negociações políticas na elaboração da Base Nacional Curricular Comum. O argumento central é o de que as negociações em curso seguem pondo em funcionamento uma normatividade neoliberal, entendida em matriz pós-estrutural. São analisados a segunda versão da base e os sites de divulgação do ESP, tendo por pano de fundo a assunção pós-fundacional de que a política é uma luta por significação de demandas particulares de diferentes grupos.

  10. Using the Hitachi SEM to engage learners and promote next generation science standards inquiry

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    Menshew, D. E.

    2014-09-01

    In this study participants will learn how the Hitachi TM3000 scanning electron microscope (SEM) played a central role in one school's movement towards Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and promoted exceptional student engagement. The device was used to create high quality images that were used by students in a variety of lab activities including a simulated crime scene investigation focusing on developing evidence based arguments as well as a real world conservation biology study. It provided opportunities for small group and independent investigations in support of NGSS, and peer-peer mentoring. Furthermore, use of the device was documented and were included to enhance secondary students' college and scholarship applications, all of which were successful.

  11. Experiências de mulheres sem filhos: a mulher singular no plural

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    Luci Helena Baraldo Mansur

    Full Text Available Este é um estudo exploratório das dimensões atribuídas à não maternidade, baseado na experiência de oito mulheres sem filhos, na faixa entre 40/50 anos. Através da análise qualitativa das narrativas e de um enfoque psicossocial, busca compreender e ultrapassar a abordagem tradicional e estigmatizada da não maternidade e evidencia a complexidade dessa experiência moldada na intersecção entre história, cultura, sociedade, família e personalidade. A não maternidade emerge como uma experiência multifacetada e com significados diversos, não apenas para as diferentes mulheres entrevistadas mas também para cada uma individualmente, em função da perspectiva e do momento em que foi avaliada ao longo do tempo.

  12. Characterization on Contacting Surfaces of MEMS Electrostatic Switches by SEM, EDXA, and XPS

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    I. A. Afinogenov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We focus on the origin and sources of surface contamination and defects causing the failure of MEMS electrostatic switches. The morphology, and elemental and chemical compositions of the contacting surfaces, conducting paths, and other parts of switches have been characterized by means of SEM, EDXA, and XPS in order to understand the difference between the data collected for the devices that had passed the electrical conductivity test and those found to be defective. C, O, Al, Ca, Ti, Cu, and some other impurities were detected on the details of defective switches. Contrariwise, the working switches were found to be clean, at least on the level of EDXA and XPS sensitivity. The main sources of surface contamination and defects were incompletely deleted sacrificial layers, substrate materials, and electrolytes employed for Rh plating of the contacts. The negative influence of foreign microparticles, especially alumina and copper oxides, on the conductivity and porosity of contacts was highlighted.

  13. Depoimento sem dano: a escuta da psicanálise ou a escuta do direito?

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    Conte, Bárbara de Souza

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O depoimento sem dano é uma prática de inquirição de crianças supostamente vitimas de abuso sexual, que está sendo introduzido no Poder Judiciário, onde o inquérito é realizado por psicólogo. Problematizo, em um primento ponto, a verdade do discurso produzido pela criança em uma situação de depoimento, buscando discutir o que se chama em psicanálise de verdade histórico - vivencial a partir do traumático do acontecimento e suas consequëncias psíquicas. Em um segundo ponto, interrogo sobre a certeza da prova e as formas de escuta e intervenção desde uma perspectiva ética do fazer do psicólogo

  14. A leitura de uma ficção: A história sem fim

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    Celso Rennó Lima

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O autor ensaia um estudo na fronteira entre literatura e psicanálise. Para alcançar este seu objetivo trabalha o texto de Michael Ende: “Uma história sem fim”, para demonstrar como a imagem do eu é construída a partir de traços especulares e da fantasia. Ao mesmo tempo é possível clarear as funções dos traços simbólicos como a única forma de abandonar o mundo encantado das imagens. Em outras palavras, este texto é um passeio através da loucura do poder ilimitado do imaginário (eu ideal em direção ao traço limite da identificação no simbólico (ideal do eu que é capaz de organizar a realidade de cada sujeito.

  15. Developments on a SEM-based X-ray tomography system: Stabilization scheme and performance evaluation

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    Gomes Perini, L. A.; Bleuet, P.; Filevich, J.; Parker, W.; Buijsse, B.; Kwakman, L. F. Tz.

    2017-06-01

    Recent improvements in a SEM-based X-ray tomography system are described. In this type of equipment, X-rays are generated through the interaction between a highly focused electron-beam and a geometrically confined anode target. Unwanted long-term drifts of the e-beam can lead to loss of X-ray flux or decrease of spatial resolution in images. To circumvent this issue, a closed-loop control using FFT-based image correlation is integrated to the acquisition routine, in order to provide an in-line drift correction. The X-ray detection system consists of a state-of-the-art scientific CMOS camera (indirect detection), featuring high quantum efficiency (˜60%) and low read-out noise (˜1.2 electrons). The system performance is evaluated in terms of resolution, detectability, and scanning times for applications covering three different scientific fields: microelectronics, technical textile, and material science.

  16. SEM and TEM analyses of microstructural changes in creep degraded and tensile tested CMSX-4 superalloy

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    Bubiel, B.; Czyrska-Filemonowicz, A. [AGH Univ. of Science and Technology, Krakow (Poland); Nazmy, M. [Alstom (Switzerland) Ltd., Baden (Switzerland); Lapin, J. [Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (Slovakia). Inst. of Materials and Machine Mechanics

    2010-07-01

    The effect of creep induced microstructural degradation caused by high temperature creep on mechanical properties of single crystal CMSX-4 superalloy was studied. Creep tests were performed at temperature 1050 C and stress of 68 MPa for 2500 h. Pre-crept specimens were subsequently tensile tested at room temperature (RT) and 950 C. Additionally, as a case study, microstructure of ex-service turbine blades after operation for 12700 hours in industrial gas turbine was investigated. Tensile tests of mini specimens cut from turbine blades were also performed. Microstructural analyses of {gamma}-{gamma}' microstructure were carried out using SEM and TEM. Observed microstructural degradation of both laboratory tested and ex-service CMSX-4 samples showed that morphological changes of {gamma}-{gamma}' microstructure associated with dislocation accumulation at {gamma}/{gamma}' interfaces influence the inhibition of deformation in {gamma} channels, what results in deterioration of CMSX-4 strength and ductility. (orig.)

  17. Establishing aeolian particulate 'fingerprints' in an airport environment using magnetic measurements and SEM/EDAX

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    Jones, Sue; Hoon, Stephen R.; Richardson, Nigel; Bennett, Michael

    2016-04-01

    The significant increase in global air travel which has occurred during the last fifty years has generated growing concern regarding the potential impacts associated with increasing emissions of particulate matter (PM) from aviation activity on health and the environment. PM within the airport environment, in particular, may be derived from a wide range of potential sources including aircraft; vehicles; ground support equipment and buildings. In order to investigate and remediate potential problem sources, it is important to be able to identify characteristic particulate 'fingerprints' which would allow source attribution, particularly respirable particulates. To date the identification of such 'fingerprints' has remained elusive but remains a key research priority for the aviation industry (Webb et al, 2008). In previous PM studies, environmental magnetism has been used as a successful technique for discriminating between different emission types and particulate sources in both urban and industrial environments (e.g. Hunt et al 1984; Lecoanet et al 2003, Jones et al 2015). Environmental magnetism is a non-destructive and relatively rapid technique involving the use of non-directional, rock magnetic measurements to characterise the mineral magnetic properties of natural and anthropogenic materials. In other studies scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has also been used as an effective characterisation technique for the investigation of grain size and morphology of PM derived from vehicle emissions (e.g. Bucko et al 2010) and fossil fuel combustion sources (Kim et al 2009). In this study, environmental magnetic measurements and SEM/EDAX have been used to characterise dusts from specific aircraft sources including engines, brakes and tyres. Furthermore, these methods have also been applied to runway (both hard and grass covered surfaces), taxiway and apron dusts collected during extensive environmental sampling at Manchester International Airport, UK in order to

  18. Scanning Electron Microscopy: Extrapolation of 3D Data from SEM Micrographs

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    Simonas KAREIVA

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available n this manuscript we suggest a three-dimensional reconstruction technique to fully characterize structural performance of solid materials. The described technique extrapolates, measures and interprets the 3-dimensional data which is extracted from SEM images, obtained from different angles. Further, finer results were achieved by extrapolating of spatial data from three or more sample images using visual reconstruction software applications. Gold particles, silicon wafers and dendrites were selected as model materials for the spatial 3D surface reconstruction. For comparison and proof-of-concept, stereoscopy technique was also included into the research.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.21.4.11101

  19. Programação não linear sem derivadas

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    2009-01-01

    Resumo: Neste trabalho propomos um algoritmo Lagrangiano Aumentado sem derivadas para o problema geral de otimização. Consideramos o método introduzido por Andreani, Birgin, Martínez e Schuverdt, eliminando os cálculos de derivadas inerentes ao algoritmo através de modificações adequadas no critério de parada. Foram mantidos os bons resultados teóricos do método, como convergência sob a condição de qualificação CPLD e a limitação do parâmetro de penalidade. Experimentos numéricos são apresent...

  20. SEM observation and wettability of variously processed and fractured surface of dental zirconia

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    Tarumi, Naoyoshi; Uo, Motohiro; Yamaga, Eiji; Watari, Fumio

    2012-12-01

    Current dental zirconia has several problems in clinical application such as chipping, fracture and detachment. To reduce these problems the surface after various treatments was analyzed by SEM observation, contact angle measurement and surface roughness measurement, and compared. The surface after mirror polishing was smooth. Porcelain layering was smooth except large formed grooves by bubbles. After sandblast and tribochemical treatments, the surfaces showed several micron-sized caving with micron to submicron-level irregularities. Sandblast and tribochemical treatments with the lager roughness had the smaller water contact angle than silicone wheel polishing. Clinically fractured surface of zirconia showed a more complex structure than manually fractured surface, which may be due to the various mode of stress to be imposed repetitively to various direction.

  1. Structural characterization of degradation of ODS composite using SEM and XRM techniques

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    Oladayo OLANIRAN

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The structural characteristics and mechanisms of corrosion and wear of oxide dispersion strengthened stainless steel composite were investigated. Insitu synchrotron x-ray tomography was used as experimental technique for degradation analysis from the corrosion and tribology studies. Corrosion study was carried out using potential dynamic techniques while the tribology experiments were conducted using a tribometer with ball on disc method. The x-ray micro tomography data gave chronological description of crack initiation and propagation in 3D and revealed that pitting did not result from the oxide inclusion. The results also revealed the surface imaging capacity of SEM and XRM’s capability for imaging internal structures. Taber index measurement was used as a complimenting tool for tribology measurements. Tribological behaviour of the sinter Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS steel composite depends on both the composition of the composite and the loading system.

  2. Assessment of engineered surfaces roughness by high-resolution 3D SEM photogrammetry.

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    Gontard, L C; López-Castro, J D; González-Rovira, L; Vázquez-Martínez, J M; Varela-Feria, F M; Marcos, M; Calvino, J J

    2017-06-01

    We describe a methodology to obtain three-dimensional models of engineered surfaces using scanning electron microscopy and multi-view photogrammetry (3DSEM). For the reconstruction of the 3D models of the surfaces we used freeware available in the cloud. The method was applied to study the surface roughness of metallic samples patterned with parallel grooves by means of laser. The results are compared with measurements obtained using stylus profilometry (PR) and SEM stereo-photogrammetry (SP). The application of 3DSEM is more time demanding than PR or SP, but it provides a more accurate representation of the surfaces. The results obtained with the three techniques are compared by investigating the influence of sampling step on roughness parameters. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. AFM and SEM characterization of non-toxic vanadium-free Ti alloys used as biomaterials

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    Morant, C.; Lopez, M.F.; Gutierrez, A.; Jimenez, J.A

    2003-12-30

    In this work, three titanium alloys have been studied by means of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to determine their surface topography. The alloys investigated were Ti-6Al-7Nb, Ti-13Nb-13Zr, and Ti-15Zr-4Nb, with no presence of the toxic element V, and with a possible use as biomaterials for osteoarticular prostheses. These alloys were studied at room temperature and also after a thermal treatment at 750 deg. C during 24 h, which produces a protective surface oxide layer. The aim of the present work is to compare the surface structure and morphology of the alloys, both as-received and after the oxide layer was formed at elevated temperature.

  4. Ser y estar con atributos adjetivales Estudio semántico sincrónico

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    JULIO ENRIQUE NIÑO CUERVO; MARÍA TERESA FORERO DE FORERO; ANA BELEN SÁENZ TOLOSA

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    Dada la trascendencia y diversos usos de los verbos ser y estar en la construcción española de enunciados, en este artículo se pretende validar una hipótesis en relación con el empleo de los verbos referidos, como introductores de atributos, mediante un estudio semántico sincrónico de los mismos. Este propósito se logra mediante la aplicación del método hipotético deductivo observacional, teniendo como fundamento teórico planteamientos de karen Kosík, en cuanto esencia y apariencia de la real...

  5. Charge dependent asphaltene adsorption onto metal substrate : electrochemistry and AFM, STM, SAM, SEM analysis

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    Batina, N.; Morales-Martinez, J. [Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa (Mexico). Lab. de Nanotecnologia e Ingenieria Molecular; Ivar-Andersen, S. [Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark). Dept. Hem. Eng; Lira-Galeana, C. [Inst. Mexicano del Petroleo, Lazaro (Mexico). Molecular Simulation Research Program; De la Cruz-Hernandez, W.; Cota-Araiza, L.; Avalos-Borja, M. [Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)

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    Asphaltenes have been identified as the main component of pipeline molecular deposits that cause plugging of oil wells. In this study, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Scanning Auger Microprobe Spectroscopy (SAM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used to characterized molecular deposits of Mexican crude oil and asphaltenes formed at a charged metal surface. The qualitative and quantitative characterization involved determining the size and shape of adsorbed molecules and aggregates, and the elemental analysis of all components in molecular films. Samples were prepared by electrolytic deposition under galvanostatic or potentiostatic conditions directly from the crude oil or asphaltene in toluene solutions. The study showed that the formation of asphaltene deposit depends on the metal substrate charge. Asphaltenes as well as crude oil readily adsorbed at the negatively charged metal surface. Two elements were present, notably carbon and sulfur. Their content ratio varied depending on the metal substrate charge.

  6. La vida de Santo Domingo de Silos: onirocrítica y semántica

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    González, Javier Roberto

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available We study the prophetic vision of Santo Domingo de Silos in Gonzalo de Berceo’s Vida de Santo Domingo de Silos, with the aim of: a analysing the text according to categories of prophecy, vision and dream in medieval christian culture; b analysing the configuration of oniric images as an allegorical discourse; c given the limits of allegorical semantics, interpreting those symbolic images characterized by prophetical obscuritas in the light of Grimaldus’ Vita Beati Dominici, source of Berceo’s Vida, and also in the light of medieval tradition of Other World visions and general chromatic an arithmetical symbolism, in order to establish semantic innovations and the proper meanning of Berceo’s text.Estudiamos la visión profética de Santo Domingo de Silos en la Vida de Santo Domingo de Silos de Gonzalo de Berceo, con el objeto de: a analizar el texto según las categorías de profecía, visión y sueño vigentes en la cultura cristiana medieval; b analizar la configuración de las imágenes oníricas como discurso alegórico; c dados los límites de la semántica alegórica, interpretar aquellas imágenes simbólicas caracterizadas por la obscuritas profética a la luz de la Vita Beati Dominici de Grimaldo, fuente de la Vida de Berceo, y también a la luz de la tradición medieval de las visiones de trasmundo y del simbolismo general cromático y aritmético, en orden al establecimiento de las innovaciones semánticas y con ellas del recto sentido del texto de Berceo.

  7. Qualitative analysis of adhesive interface nanoleakage using FE-SEM/EDS.

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    Yuan, Yang; Shimada, Yasushi; Ichinose, Shizuko; Tagami, Junji

    2007-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of short term sealing of current adhesives. Five adhesive systems were used and evaluated in this study; two kinds of two-step adhesives (Single Bond and Clearfil SE Bond) and three one-step adhesives (Clearfil S3 Bond, G Bond and One-Up Bond F-plus). Flat occlusal superficial dentin surfaces from extracted human third molars were finished with wet 600-grit silicon-carbide paper and bonded with one of the adhesives. After 24h storage at 37 degrees C in water, the bonded assemblies were sectioned into approximately 1mm thick slabs. Two central slabs from each tooth were chosen and immersed into 50% (w/v) solution of silver ammoniacal nitrate for 18 h and exposed to photodeveloping solution for 6h. The specimens were then slightly polished, argon ion-etched. In order to examine the nanoleakage within the resin/dentin interface, penetration of silver was observed in a field emission (FE)-SEM using yttrium-aluminium-garnet (YAG) backscattered electron mode. EDS analysis was also carried out in parallel to identify the existence of metallic silver particles. The penetration pattern of silver depended on the adhesive used, indicating different nanoleakage in different adhesive systems. Single Bond, One-Up Bond F-plus and G Bond showed clear silver uptake in both the adhesive and hybrid layer. Clearfil SE Bond showed less silver penetration and slight silver peak on the elemental energy spectroscopy of EDS. Clearfil S3 Bond did not display clear silver penetration under 2000x magnification by FE-SEM, and no existence of metallic silver of the Clearfil S3 Bond group by EDS, could be detected. The nanoleakage, as well as its location depends on the adhesives. Different nanoleakage expressions were revealed between two-step and one-step adhesives and also among one-step adhesives themselves.

  8. Variations in surface roughness of seven orthodontic archwires: an SEM-profilometry study

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    Rakhshan, Vahid; Pousti, Maryam; Rahimi, Hajir; Shariati, Mahsa; Aghamohamadi, Bahareh

    2012-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the surface roughness (SR) of 2 types of orthodontic archwires made by 4 different manufacturers. Methods This in vitro experimental study was conducted on 35 specimens of 7 different orthodontic archwires, namely, 1 nickel-titanium (NiTi) archwire each from the manufacturers American Orthodontics, OrthoTechnology, All-Star Orthodontics, and Smart Technology, and 1 stainless steel (SS) archwire each from the manufacturers American Orthodontics, OrthoTechnology, and All-Star Orthodontics. After analyzing the composition of each wire by energy-dispersive X-ray analysis, the SR of each wire was determined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and surface profilometry. Data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests (α Orthodontics, OrthoTechnology, and All-Star Orthodontics were 1,289 ± 915 A°, 1,378 ± 372 A°, 2,444 ± 369 A°, and 5,242 ± 2,832 A°, respectively. The average SR of SS wires manufactured by All-Star Orthodontics, OrthoTechnology, and American Orthodontics were 710 ± 210 A°, 1,831 ± 1,156 A°, and 4,018 ± 2,214 A°, respectively. Similar to the results of profilometry, the SEM images showed more defects and cracks on the SS wire made by American Orthodontics and the NiTi wire made by All-Star Orthodontics than others. Conclusions The NiTi wire manufactured by All-Star Orthodontics and the SS wire made by American Orthodontics were the roughest wires. PMID:23112943

  9. Transformações nos objetivos de organizações culturais sem fins lucrativos

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    Samara Regina Bernardino Hoffmann

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a análise dos objetivos de organizações culturais sem fins lucrativos, vinculadas ao teatro em Florianópolis. Pesquisas anteriores permitiram selecionar para este estudo dois grupos de teatro: Erro Grupo e Dromedário Loquaz. A pesquisa de caráter descritivo e abordagem predominantemente qualitativa buscou descrever com profundidade as informações relativas aos casos pesquisados, de uma perspectiva longitudinal. Percebeu-se, mediante entrevistas semi-estruturadas realizadas com os integrantes dos grupos pesquisados e observação constante das pesquisadoras, que o Erro Grupo evidencia em sua trajetória um desvio de seus propósitos iniciais, enquanto o Dromedário Loquaz apresenta objetivos mais amplos e coerentes com sua atuação ao longo do tempo. A compreensão dos casos mediante a análise de conteúdo e documental sob orientação de duas importantes categorias, grupo teatral (grupos teatrais sem fins lucrativos registrados em Florianópolis e objetivos organizacionais (analisados a partir da orientação geral, finalidade, atuação, recursos disponíveis e relações externas, convergiu para reflexões sobre a dependência de recursos externos e a influência da perspectiva da economia política na análise dos objetivos das organizações em questão.

  10. Confirmatory analysis of field-presumptive GSR test sample using SEM/EDS

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    Toal, Sarah J.; Niemeyer, Wayne D.; Conte, Sean; Montgomery, Daniel D.; Erikson, Gregory S.

    2014-09-01

    RedXDefense has developed an automated red-light/green-light field presumptive lead test using a sampling pad which can be subsequently processed in a Scanning Electron Microscope for GSR confirmation. The XCAT's sampling card is used to acquire a sample from a suspect's hands on the scene and give investigators an immediate presumptive as to the presence of lead possibly from primer residue. Positive results can be obtained after firing as little as one shot. The same sampling card can then be sent to a crime lab and processed on the SEM for GSR following ASTM E-1588-10 Standard Guide for Gunshot Residue Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry, in the same manner as the existing tape lifts currently used in the field. Detection of GSR-characteristic particles (fused lead, barium, and antimony) as small as 0.8 microns (0.5 micron resolution) has been achieved using a JEOL JSM-6480LV SEM equipped with an Oxford Instruments INCA EDS system with a 50mm2 SDD detector, 350X magnification, in low-vacuum mode and in high vacuum mode after coating with carbon in a sputter coater. GSR particles remain stable on the sampling pad for a minimum of two months after chemical exposure (long term stability tests are in progress). The presumptive result provided by the XCAT yields immediate actionable intelligence to law enforcement to facilitate their investigation, without compromising the confirmatory test necessary to further support the investigation and legal case.

  11. Purity evaluation of carbon nanotube materials by thermogravimetric, TEM, and SEM methods.

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    Trigueiro, João Paulo C; Silva, Glaura G; Lavall, Rodrigo L; Furtado, Clascidia A; Oliveira, Sérgio; Ferlauto, Andre S; Lacerda, Rodrigo G; Ladeira, Luiz O; Liu, Jiang-Wen; Frost, Ray L; George, Graeme A

    2007-10-01

    Raw and purified samples of carbon nanotubes are considered as multicomponent systems with a distribution of carbonaceous, amorphous, multishell graphitic particles and nanotubes, together with the particles of metal compounds from the catalyst. With respect to the carbon nanotube fractions, a distribution of size, defect concentrations, and functionalities needs to be taken into account. In order to address the problem of quantitative evaluation of purity it is necessary to measure the quality and distribution of the carbon nanotubes. In this research conventional and high resolution thermogravimetry are applied to quantify different fractions of carbonaceous and metallic materials in raw and moderately purified single walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes. For each oxidized fraction, defined by careful line shape analysis of the derivative thermogravimetric curves (DTG), the temperature of maximum rate of oxidation, the temperature range for this oxidation, related to the degree of homogeneity, and the amount of associated material is specified. The attribution of carbonaceous materials to each fraction in the distribution was based on SEM and TEM measurements and the literature. The MWNT purified sample with 1.6 wt% metal oxide was investigated by high resolution thermogravimetry (HRTG). The quantitative assessment for the carbonaceous fractions was 25 wt% of amorphous and high defect carbonaceous materials including nanotubes, 54 wt% MWNT and 20 wt% multishell graphitic particles. A qualitative evaluation of these fractions was obtained from the SEM and TEM images and supports these results. The accuracy of the values, taking into account other measurements performed on the same batch of material, should be more sensible than +/-4 wt%.

  12. Hematite/silver nanoparticle bilayers on mica--AFM, SEM and streaming potential studies.

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    Morga, Maria; Adamczyk, Zbigniew; Oćwieja, Magdalena; Bielańska, Elżbieta

    2014-06-15

    Bilayers of hematite/silver nanoparticles were obtained in the self-assembly process and thoroughly characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and in situ streaming potential measurements. The hematite nanoparticles, forming a supporting layer, were 22 nm in diameter, exhibiting an isoelectric point at pH 8.9. The silver nanoparticles, used to obtain an external layer, were 29 nm in diameter, and remained negative within the pH range 3 to 11. In order to investigate the particle deposition, mica sheets were used as a model solid substrate. The coverage of the supporting layer was adjusted by changing the bulk concentration of the hematite suspension and the deposition time. Afterward, silver nanoparticle monolayers of controlled coverage were deposited under the diffusion-controlled transport. The coverage of bilayers was determined by a direct enumeration of deposited particles from SEM micrographs and AFM images. Additionally, the formation of the hematite/silver bilayers was investigated by streaming potential measurements carried out under in situ conditions. The effect of the mica substrate and the coverage of a supporting layer on the zeta potential of bilayers was systematically studied. It was established that for the coverage exceeding 0.20, the zeta potential of bilayers was independent on the substrate and the supporting layer coverage. This behavior was theoretically interpreted in terms of the 3D electrokinetic model. Beside significance for basic sciences, these measurements allowed to develop a robust method of preparing nanoparticle bilayers of controlled properties, having potential applications in catalytic processes. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. SemDiff: Finding Semtic Differences in Binary Programs based on Angr

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    Wang Shi-Chao

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available We introduce SemDiff, a novel technology for finding semantic differences between two binary files. Now, the vendor will release the information to patch the previous version which has vulnerability. Then, we can compare the differences and similarities between the two versions to get the unpublished details of the 1day vulnerabilities. Tools, such as BinDiff, BinHunt and iBinHunt, have worked on this project before, however, there are some weaknesses on them. Just like BinDiff, a comparison method based on structure, can not be effective for judging the semantic differences. Though the other two tools(BindHunt and iBinHunt can recognize the differences we focus on, they can not effectively verify the functional inlining and spend a pretty long time to finish the process because the use of graph-based isomorphism algorithm. In the paper, we first propose SemDiff, which uses the existing tool(angr to generate the intermediate language(VEX. Then, because of the nature of program, the data read from and written to the memories, we record these information to implement the comparison. Last, an improved BinDiff algorithm is used to match the basic blocks. In this paper, we take some real vulnerabilities as examples, such as CVE-2010-3974-Microsoft Windows to test our tool, reaching a good goal, matching more blocks than BinDiff and taking less time than BinHunt and iBinHunt.

  14. Sin semántica no hay estructura: la no descomposicionalidad de los nombres propios.

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    Antonio Fábregas

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 21 false false false ES X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Tabla normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm; mso-para-margin-right:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0cm; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} En este trabajo argumentamos a favor de un análisis morfológico de los nombres propios que deriva de la hipótesis general del isomorfismo entre forma y significado. Nuestra propuesta es que los nombres propios no se segmentan morfológicamente porque el hablante no tiene que descomponerlos en partes menores para construir composicionalmente su semántica. Los datos que empleamos provienen del género de los topónimos; argumentamos que el género en estas formaciones es variable porque el hablante no descompone una desinencia en estas formaciones y, en ausencia de otros principios que obliguen a reconocer el género, la marca de género se emplea para expresar nociones semánticas.

  15. The Role of Sexually Explicit Material (SEM) in the Sexual Development of Black Young Same-Sex-Attracted Men

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    Morgan, Anthony; Ogunbajo, Adedotun; Trent, Maria; Harper, Gary W.; Fortenberry, J. Dennis

    2015-01-01

    Sexually explicit material (SEM) (including Internet, video, and print) may play a key role in the lives of Black same-sex sexually active youth by providing the only information to learn about sexual development. There is limited school-and/or family-based sex education to serve as models for sexual behaviors for Black youth. We describe the role SEM plays in the sexual development of a sample of Black same-sex attracted (SSA) young adolescent men ages 15–19. Adolescents recruited from clinics, social networking sites, and through snowball sampling were invited to participate in a 90-min, semi-structured qualitative interview. Most participants described using SEM prior to their first same-sex sexual experience. Participants described using SEM primarily for sexual development, including learning about sexual organs and function, the mechanics of same-gender sex, and to negotiate one’s sexual identity. Secondary functions were to determine readiness for sex; to learn about sexual performance, including understanding sexual roles and responsibilities (e.g., “top” or “bottom”); to introduce sexual performance scripts; and to develop models for how sex should feel (e.g., pleasure and pain). Youth also described engaging in sexual behaviors (including condom non-use and/or swallowing ejaculate) that were modeled on SEM. Comprehensive sexuality education programs should be designed to address the unmet needs of young, Black SSA young men, with explicit focus on sexual roles and behaviors that may be inaccurately portrayed and/or involve sexual risk-taking (such as unprotected anal intercourse and swallowing ejaculate) in SEM. This work also calls for development of Internet-based HIV/STI prevention strategies targeting young Black SSA men who maybe accessing SEM. PMID:25677334

  16. A semântica formal das línguas naturais: histórias e desafios

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    José Borges Neto

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo faz um resumo da história dos estudos semânticos noBrasil e no mundo, sobretudo das transformações iniciadas nadécada de 1970 e da abertura para uma semântica formalautônoma, que, hoje em dia, comporta diferentes visões sobre arelação sintaxe e semântica, da centralidade da sintaxe aoisomorfismo sintaxe semântica. Mostramos como as ideias do lógicoRichard Montague impulsionaram, através de Barbara Partee eEmmon Bach entre outros, tais estudos, estimulando o surgimentode novas vertentes, e como essas novas tendências foram inseridasno Brasil pela Unicamp com a ajuda de pesquisadores comoMarcelo Dascal, Rodolfo Ilari e Carlos Franchi. O artigo iniciacom uma breve descrição do que é a semântica formal,diferenciando-a de outras semânticas e, principalmente, dasemântica lógica, praticada pelos filósofos, cujo objetivo é descreverraciocínios válidos. A semântica formal é uma ciência empíricaque busca explicar o conhecimento semântico que um falante tem– sua capacidade de relacionar linguagem a algo que não élinguagem (mundos, modelos, conceitos, a composicionalidade e relações sistemáticas entre sentenças – através de umametalinguagem lógico-matemática. Esse empreendimento temsido bem sucedido, se expandindo para além da semântica emdireção a uma maior interação com a pragmática formal. Astendências atuais são de interação com outras disciplinas – apsicolinguística, por exemplo – e a preocupação com línguas poucodescritas, como as línguas indígenas brasileiras. No Brasil, asemântica formal ganhou impulso com a criação dos workshops etem conseguido um espaço cada vez mais significativo na linguísticanacional e internacional.

  17. Toward global waveform tomography of the whole mantle using SEM: Efficient simulation of the global wavefield using a homogenized crust

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    French, S. W.; Lekic, V.; Romanowicz, B. A.

    2010-12-01

    As global waveform-modeling schemes rooted in perturbation theory are supplanted by fully numerical alternatives, such as the Spectral Element Method (e.g. SEM: Komatitsch and Tromp, 2002), the improved wavefield accuracy for complex 3D structures also carries increased computational cost. Lekic and Romanowicz (2010) inverted waveforms of fundamental and higher mode surface waves for a radially anisotropic upper-mantle Vs model using SEM (SEMum). The SEM computations were made feasible by an appropriate choice of cutoff period (T≥ 60 s.), as well as the implementation of a homogenized anisotropic crustal layer based on fitting of short period group velocity dispersion curves. These choices allowed for an efficient SEM mesh undeformed by true Moho topography. Further, instead of homogenization of a possibly biased a priori crustal model, Lekic and Romanowicz jointly inverted for the crustal layer, constrained by surface wave group velocity dispersion maps for T≥ 25 s. We are currently developing a radially anisotropic Vs model of the whole mantle using SEM, following an approach broadly similar to that employed in SEMum. Extension of this methodology to imaging of lower-mantle structure requires the inclusion of a body wave dataset, and thus shorter-period modeling of the global wavefield (T≥ 32 s.). While this period range dictates finer sampling of our SEM mesh, reduced computational cost is still possible through the crustal homogenization scheme. Here, we first discuss the development of an analogous homogenized crustal model and its validity for both the fundamental and higher mode surface wave and the body wave datasets. We focus on maintaining a simplified Moho topography, thus obviating expensive deformation of the SEM mesh, while accurately treating valuable surface-reflected body wave phases (ex: multiple ScS). Second, we discuss implications of treating the crust in this manner for the overall inversion methodology. In particular, we intend to

  18. Study of SEM preparation artefacts with correlative microscopy: Cell shrinkage of adherent cells by HMDS-drying.

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    Katsen-Globa, Alisa; Puetz, Norbert; Gepp, Michael M; Neubauer, Julia C; Zimmermann, Heiko

    2016-11-01

    One of the often reported artefacts during cell preparation to scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is the shrinkage of cellular objects, that mostly occurs at a certain time-dependent stage of cell drying. Various methods of drying for SEM, such as critical point drying, freeze-drying, as well as hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS)-drying, were usually used. The latter becomes popular since it is a low cost and fast method. However, the correlation of drying duration and real shrinkage of objects was not investigated yet. In this paper, cell shrinkage at each stage of preparation for SEM was studied. We introduce a shrinkage coefficient using correlative light microscopy (LM) and SEM of the same human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). The influence of HMDS-drying duration on the cell shrinkage is shown: the longer drying duration, the more shrinkage is observed. Furthermore, it was demonstrated that cell shrinkage is inversely proportional to cultivation time: the longer cultivation time, the more cell spreading area and the less cell shrinkage. Our results can be applicable for an exact SEM quantification of cell size and determination of cell spreading area in engineering of artificial cellular environments using biomaterials. SCANNING 38:625-633, 2016. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  19. O valor da tomografia computadorizada helicoidal sem contraste na avaliação de pacientes com dor no flanco

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    Galvão Filho Mário de Melo

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Os nossos objetivos foram estabelecer a eficácia da tomografia computadorizada sem contraste em diagnosticar a ureterolitíase, calcular a freqüência dos principais sinais tomográficos e medir a concordância interobservador, comparando-a com os resultados obtidos na urografia excretora, realizando estudo prospectivo duplo-cego em 25 pacientes com cólica nefrética. Em ambos os procedimentos avaliamos a existência de aumento renal, hidronefrose e cálculo ureteral. Deste último, descrevemos a sua localização e dimensão. Nos exames de tomografia computadorizada sem contraste procuramos também por estrias perirrenais, edema periureteral e o sinal do halo. Em 23 dos 25 exames de tomografia computadorizada sem contraste (92% e em 17 das 25 urografias excretoras (68% houve concordância dos resultados entre os dois observadores. Em 21 dos 25 pacientes os resultados dos dois métodos foram concordantes. Concluímos que a tomografia computadorizada sem contraste apresenta eficácia superponível à urografia excretora na avaliação de pacientes com cólica nefrética, sendo um método reprodutível e sem promover o desconforto do uso do contraste endovenoso.

  20. Benefits from bremsstrahlung distribution evaluation to get unknown information from specimen in SEM and TEM

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    Eggert, F.; Camus, P. P.; Schleifer, M.; Reinauer, F.

    2018-01-01

    The energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS or EDX) is a commonly used device to characterise the composition of investigated material in scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM and TEM). One major benefit compared to wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (WDS) is that EDS systems collect the entire spectrum simultaneously. Therefore, not only are all emitted characteristic X-ray lines in the spectrum, but also the complete bremsstrahlung distribution is included. It is possible to get information about the specimen even from this radiation, which is usually perceived more as a disturbing background. This is possible by using theoretical model knowledge about bremsstrahlung excitation and absorption in the specimen in comparison to the actual measured spectrum. The core aim of this investigation is to present a method for better bremsstrahlung fitting in unknown geometry cases by variation of the geometry parameters and to utilise this knowledge also for characteristic radiation evaluation. A method is described, which allows the parameterisation of the true X-ray absorption conditions during spectrum acquisition. An ‘effective tilt’ angle parameter is determined by evaluation of the bremsstrahlung shape of the measured SEM spectra. It is useful for bremsstrahlung background approximation, with exact calculations of the absorption edges below the characteristic peaks, required for P/B-ZAF model based quantification methods. It can even be used for ZAF based quantification models as a variable input parameter. The analytical results are then much more reliable for the different absorption effects from irregular specimen surfaces because the unknown absorption dependency is considered. Finally, the method is also applied for evaluation of TEM spectra. In this case, the real physical parameter optimisation is with sample thickness (mass thickness), which is influencing the emitted and measured spectrum due to different absorption with TEM

  1. CURRÍCULO EM TEMPOS DE ESCOLA SEM PARTIDO: hegemonia disfarçada de neutralidade

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    Graça Regina Franco da Silva Reis

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    Full Text Available O presente texto promove um diálogo entre o que intenta a Proposta de Lei Escola Sem Partido (que visa combater o que chama de doutrinação ideológica nas escolas e universidades com as noções que vêm sendo tecidas pelo campo de estudos do currículo. Ao trazermos a compreensão dos currículos como criação cotidiana, dos professorxs e alunxs como autores dos seus processos de ensinoaprendizagem e da produção do conhecimento como tessitura em rede evidencia-se que um currículo neutro, não ideológico e apolítico é impraticável, assim como é impossível que os professorxs aprendam a separar seus valores morais, políticos e ideológicos dos conteúdos, pois nem mesmo os conteúdos escolares previstos nos currículos formais o são. Além da discussão epistemológica, são trazidas narrativas docentes como um recurso que nos ajuda a compreender a indissociabilidade entre as múltiplas dimensões (fazer/sentir/pensar das quais está embebida a prática docente. Diante de tal impossibilidade percebemos que aqueles que promovem a ideia de uma escola neutra, ou possuem uma ingenuidade político-epistemológica ou, na verdade, maquiam um projeto de Escola de Um Único Partido: o hegemônico, que toma como verdade absoluta os conhecimentos validados pela alta cultura e, portanto, não relativiza o status quo. Concluímos que, em qualquer uma dessas possibilidades, devemos combater o projeto Escola Sem Partido assegurando o respeito mútuo e a expressão efetiva do direito à diferença nas nossas políticas curriculares educacionais, pois lecionar por um projeto de cidadania não pode ser crime!

  2. Afasia global sem hemiparesia: AVC ou transtorno conversivo? Global aphasia without hemiparesis: stroke or conversion disorder?

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    Daniel Philippi de Negreiros

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    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: A realização de diagnóstico neurológico e psiquiátrico em ambiente de emergência hospitalar com freqüência é uma tarefa complexa e exige colaboração interdisciplinar. Um dos diagnósticos diferenciais de doenças neurológicas é o transtorno conversivo, cuja característica principal é a presença de sintomas afetando funções motoras ou sensoriais, que sugerem desordem clínica ou neurológica, porém sem doença orgânica subjacente que explique o quadro. RELATO DE CASO: Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente de 23 anos com apresentação clínica atípica de acidente vascular cerebral, afasia global sem hemiparesia, que foi inicialmente diagnosticada como transtorno psiquiátrico pelo serviço de clínica médica de emergência. CONCLUSÃO: Certas apresentações neurológicas podem ser interpretadas como transtorno conversivo pelas similaridades clínicas entre as duas desordens, raridade do quadro clínico, pela presença de sintomatologia psiquiátrica e fatores psicossociais nos pacientes neurológicos. Mesmo com apresentações neurológicas atípicas e sintomas psiquiátricos, pacientes com quadro sugestivo de transtorno conversivo devem ser sempre investigados de forma interdisciplinar.BACKGROUND: The neurologic and psychiatric diagnosis in emergency settings are difficult tasks and require interdisciplinary effort. Conversion disorder is one of the differential diagnosis for certain neurologic disorders. The main characteristic is motor or sensory deficits suggesting neurologic or medical condition, but without organic disease that explains the symptoms. CASE REPORT: We present a 23 year-old-woman with an atypical clinical presentation of stroke: global aphasia without hemiparesis. This patient was initially diagnosed with conversion disorder by the internal medicine service in the emergency room. CONCLUSION: Some rare neurologic diseases can be interpreted as conversive disorders due to some reasons

  3. O sistema "UFSC sem papel” sob a perspectiva da inovação

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    Naira Silva

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    Full Text Available DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8077.2013v15n35p11   O presente artigo tem como objetivo analisar o sistema de informação “UFSC sem papel” sob a ótica da inovação. Para tanto, fez-se uso da pesquisa descritiva e do estudo de caso, com abordagem qualitativa. Apresenta uma perspectiva de estudo transversal, considerando-se o período compreendido entre outubro de 2011 a novembro de 2011. Trata-se, ainda, de uma pesquisa de campo, bibliográfica. O sujeito da pesquisa, escolhido por tipicidade, foi o superintendente da Superintendência de Governança Eletrônica e Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação (SeTIC, da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Para a coleta de dados, foi utilizada a entrevista semi-estruturada, a partir de um roteiro, sendo os dados analisados por meio da técnica pattern-matching. O sistema analisado é uma inovação técnica e radical, com efeitos sobre o âmbito administrativo, sendo dividido em módulos para a gestão dos processos administrativos (protocolo, de compras e licitações, de patrimônio e de materiais e almoxarifado. A sua finalidade é modernizar as atividades administrativas, reduzindo o uso de papel e gerando maior rapidez na tramitação dos documentos, mais transparência e maior eficiência na execução dos processos da organização. Em termos de desenvolvimento e aquisição da citada inovação, a UFSC fez opção pela compra de um pacote pronto, mas a implantação foi acompanhada pela equipe da SeTIC. Há certa preocupação com relação à falta de habilidade das pessoas em utilizá-lo. Conclui-se sobre a necessidade de conduzir uma apurada análise do sistema “UFSC sem Papel”, para que tal inovação possa ser bem sucedida.

  4. Identification of tobacco smoke components in indoor breathable particles by SEM-EDS

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    Slezakova, K.; Pires, J. C. M.; Martins, F. G.; Pereira, M. C.; Alvim-Ferraz, M. C.

    2011-02-01

    Tobacco smoke is one of the greatest sources of indoor particles, which has been linked with serious health effects. Consequently, there has been a widespread interest in analysing tobacco related indoor particulate matter (PM). Nevertheless, the majority of performed studies focused on bulk chemical composition of tobacco related PM, but the knowledge of individual tobacco smoke particles is still limited. Therefore, more information on PM should be provided, namely concerning morphological and chemical characterisation of individual particles. Aiming to further understand the impact of tobacco smoke on human health, this work studied the influence of tobacco smoke on chemical and morphological characteristics of PM 10 and PM 2.5, collected at one site influenced by smoking and at one reference (non-smoking) site. Chemical and morphological characteristics of 4000 individual particles were determined by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) combined with X-ray microanalysis (by Energy Dispersive Spectrometer - EDS). Cluster analysis (CA) was used to classify different particle groups that occurred in PM, aiming the identification of the respective emission sources. The results showed that tobacco smoke influenced the characteristics of both fine and coarse particles, this influence being stronger for fine fraction. The abundance of particles associated with tobacco smoke was 27% and 5% for PM 2.5 and PM 2.5-10, respectively; as expected, those particles were not identified in PM 2.5 and PM 2.5-10 of the reference (non-smoking) site. The results showed that at both sites PM was also influenced by outdoor sources. For PM 2.5-10, outdoor particles essentially originated from natural sources accounting for 35% and 15% at the smoking and reference sites, respectively. For PM 2.5, outdoor particles account for 38% and 29% at the smoking and reference sites, respectively; these particles showed considerable contribution (13% and 17%) from anthropogenic sources (mainly from

  5. Detailed microstructure of two-phase lower mantle mineral analogs from SEM and EBSD

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    Kaercher, Pamela; Mariani, Elisabetta; Dawson, Karl

    2016-04-01

    The rheology and viscosity of the lower mantle influence convection, heat transport through the mantle, slab subduction, and many surface processes. Plastic flow in the lower mantle depends on the deformation mechanics of its constituent mineral phases - mostly bridgmanite, (Mg,Fe)SiO3, with a smaller percent of the rheologically weaker ferropericlase, (Mg,Fe)O. For deformation in a (mostly) two-phase system with large strength contrast, such as in the lower mantle, microstructure greatly influences deformation and rheology. We examined microstructures of an analog two-phase system of the lower mantle before and after deformation using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Halite (NaCl) and neighborite (NaMgF3) were used as analogs to lower mantle minerals ferropericlase (Mg,Fe)O and bridgmanite MgSiO3, respectively, and deformed up to 50% strain at 4 GPa confining pressure and average strain rates of 2×10-3 s-1in the D-DIA. One goal of our microstructural analysis is to help determine whether deformation in the bulk of the lower mantle occurs by diffusion creep or by dislocation creep, which has been long debated. Previous X-ray diffraction and microtomography studies of these samples (Kaercher et al. submitted) show the weaker NaCl is likely interconnected at just 15 percent volume and greatly reduces crystallographic preferred orientation (CPO) in NaMgF3, while NaCl itself develops either very little or heterogeneous CPO. New SEM and EBSD results show that NaCl deforms primarily by subgrain rotation recrystallization (a recrystallization mechanism active during dislocation creep) at 200° C, resulting in drastically reduced grain sizes. While we have less information for the NaMgF3 due to difficulties polishing soft, hydrophilic NaCl and harder NaMgF3 together, it appears that NaMgF3 grains remain the same size. This suggests that periclase may control deformation in the lower mantle resulting in a weaker, more viscous

  6. Design-based metrology: advanced automation for CD-SEM recipe generation

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    Tabery, C.; Capodieci, L.; Haidinyak, C.; Shah, K.; Threefoot, M.; Choo, B.; Singh, B.; Nehmadi, Y.; Ofek, C.; Menadeva, O.; Ben-Porath, A.

    2005-05-01

    The procedure for properly implementing OPC for a new technology node or chip design involves multiple steps: selection of the RET (resolution enhance technique), selection of design rules, OPC Model Building, OPC Verification, CD control quantification (across chip, reticle, wafer, focus, exposure, etc), calibration of Optical Rule Checks (ORC), and other verification steps. Many of these steps require up to thousands of wafer measurements, and while state-of-the-art CD-SEM tools provide automated metrology for production, manually creating a CD recipe with thousands of unique sites is extremely tedious and error-prone. This places a practical limit on both the quality and number of measurements that can be acquired during the technology development and qualification period. At the same time, the number of measurements required to qualify a new reticle design has increased drastically due to the growing complexity of RET and diminishing tolerances. To meet this challenge, a direct and automated link from the design systems to the process metrology tools is needed. Novel methodologies must also be developed to enable automated generation of teh recipe from the design inputs and to translate the flood of metrology results into information that can improve the design, mask data processing, or the patterning process. To facilitate this two-way data flow, a new framework has been created enabling true Design-Based Metrology (DBM), and an application named OPC-Check has been developed to operate within this framework. This DBM framework provides the common language and interface that facilitates the direct transfer of desired measurement locations from teh design to the metrology tool. This link is a critical element in Design for Manufacturability (DFM) efforts, a central theme in many presentations at Microlithography 2005. This article discusses the significant benefits of the tight integration of design and process metrology for OPC implementation in a new

  7. Sobre la interoperabilidad semántica en las descripciones archivísticas digitales

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    Sánchez Alonso, Salvador

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available The international archival community relies on the existence of standards as the means to both reliably interchange information and to promote its accessibility. Departing from current standards for the description of archival entities and authority records, namely ISAD(G and ISAAR(CPF, the work described herein establishes a means to make semantic interoperability possible for archival descriptions under ISAD(G in the context of the Semantic Web. For the purpose of this work, semantic interoperability is understood as the use of explicit semantics to facilitate archival descriptions integration with the main objective of fostering the automated or semi-automated use of the information. This paper introduces a mapping of ISAD(G archival descriptions to an ontology written in a Web-oriented ontology language, as the main artefact to promote semantic interoperability in archival descriptions. It has been achieved through the introduction of a common ground for the definition of concepts, based on the use of shared definitions from in widely-used upper ontologies. The final aim is to provide advanced services and access facilities which can serve as improved access points in archival description.

    Como en otras disciplinas científicas, en la archivística resulta de gran importancia la existencia de estándares, tanto para facilitar el intercambio de información entre entidades como para normalizar el acceso a dicha información. Tomando como punto de partida las normas vigentes para la elaboración de descripciones archivísticas, ISAD(G e ISAAR (CPF, este artículo presenta un trabajo orientado a facilitar la interoperabilidad semántica (concepto que cobra su pleno sentido en el contexto de la Web Semántica de las descripciones archivísticas. Este propósito se pretende conseguir mediante la representación de ISAD(G en un lenguaje de ontologías específicamente orientado a la Web, y estableciendo correspondencias con

  8. MODIFICACIONES DE LA CAPACIDAD DE SALTO EN LAS PRUEBAS DEL TEST DE BOSCO TRAS LA APLICACIÓN DE UN ENTRENAMIENTO DE FUERZA BASADO EN EL MÉTODO DE CONTRASTE ENTRE SUJETOS DE 50 A 70 AÑOS CON DIFERENTES NIVELES DE ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue el análisis de las modificaciones producidas en la capacidad de salto de los miembros inferiores, tras un programa de entrenamiento de fuerza realizado a través del uso de la combinación de cargas pesadas y ligeras durante 16 semanas medidas a través del test de Bosco: SJ, CMJ y DJ. 23 sujetos, 13 hombres y 10 mujeres divididos en dos grupos: deportistas(GD y físicamente activos(GND se sometieron al programa de entrenamiento. El instrumental utilizado para la medición fue la plataforma de presión (licencia Fac. Ciencias Activ. Física y Deporte Univ. Granada Se realizó un diseño experimental con un diseño de medida pretratamiento, aplicación de un tratamiento y medida post-tratamiento a dos grupos diferentes. Los resultados muestran que la fuerza explosiva, la elástico-explosiva, la explosivo-elástico-reactiva y la resistencia de fuerza rápida medidas indirectamente a través de la altura de salto son mayores en sujetos deportistas respecto a sujetos físicamente activos antes del entrenamiento de fuerza. La aplicación de un entrenamiento de fuerza basado en el método de contraste en la sesión durante 16 semanas ha mejorado significativamente en las extremidades inferiores las diferentes manifestaciones de fuerza previamente referidas en el GND y en el GD.
    PALABRAS CLAVE: entrenamiento, contraste, mayores, fuerza.

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    The aim of this study is to examine the differences of force production in 50 -70 year old athletes and active subjects, both before and after the strength training and, on the other hand the effects of such a 16 week strength training on height jump in bosco protocol (SJ, CMJ, DJ. The strength training is based on the alternative use of light and heavy leads

  9. Helminth parasites of fishes from the hydroeletric power station of eletrosul (Brazil. I: Procamallanus petterae n. sp. and Spirocamallanus pintoi n. sp. (Nematoda, Camallanidae from the reservoir of Salto Osório

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    Full Text Available Procamallanus petterae n. sp. from Plecostomus albopunctarus and Spirocamallanus pintoi n. sp. from Corydoras paleatus are described. procamallanus petterae n. sp. differs from all other species of the genus by having a buccal capsule without spiral bands, with five teeth-like structures on its base and four plate-like structures near the anterior margin; length ratio of oesophagus muscular/glandular 1:1.4; spicules short, 21µ m and 16µ m long and tails ending abruptly in a sharp point, in both sexes. Spirocamallanus pintoi n. sp. is characterized by having 6 to 8 spiral thickenings in the buccal capsule of male and 9 to 10 in female, occupying 2/3 of the length of the capsule; length of glandular oesophagus more than twice the muscular; spicules short, the right 94µ m and the left 82µ m long.São descritos Procamallanus petterae n. sp. paradito de Plecostomus albopunctatus e Spirocamallanus pintoi n. sp. de Corydors paleatus. P. petterae diferencia-se das demais espécies do gênero por apresentar cápsula bucal sem estrias, com cinco estruturas em forma de dentes na base e quatro estruturas em forma de placas próximo da margem anterior; relação do comprimento do esôfago muscular/glandular 1:1,4; espículos curtos com 21 e 16 µm de comprimento respectivamente e terminação caudal afilando-se abruptamente e terminando em ponta, em ambos os sexos. S. pintoi n. sp. caracteriza-se por possuir cápsula bucal com 6 a 8 espirais no macho e 9 a 10 na fêmea, ocupando somente 2/3 do comprimento da cápsula; comprimento do esôfago glandular mais de duas vezes o muscular e espículos curtos, direito medindo 94 µm e esquerdo 82 µm de comprimento. S. pintoi n. sp. é mais próxima de S. hilarii (Vaz & Pereira, 1934 e de S. incarocai (Freitas & Ibanez, 1970, das quais se diferencia principalmente pelo menor número de espirais na cápsula bucal.

  10. DETERMINANTS OF CASH WAQF CONTRIBUTION IN KLANG VALLEY AND SELANGOR: A SEM APPROACH

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    Muhammad Rizky Prima Sakti

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    Full Text Available Cash waqf is becoming one of the popular Islamic financial instruments which not only focus on the religiosity but also has significant impact to the ummah development. This waqf scheme does not require richness in wealth, yet everybody in the society can contribute to cash waqf. The importance of cash waqf is getting popular as it has benefited in many ways, for example it can be used to develop assets and abandoned land for business and agricultural purposes. In addition, cash waqf also can be utilized to help institutions who are facing financial problem or liquidity issues. Nonetheless, rarely we found in the literature that empirically examines the cash waqf determinants and contributions. This paper is one of the few empirical studies that investigate the determinants towards the contribution of cash waqf in Malaysia. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the main factors that influence people towards the contribution of cash waqf instruments, special reference to the Klang Valley and Selangor. This paper employs structural equation modeling (SEM to verify the determinants of cash waqf contribution. In doing so, we use primary data by distributing self-administrated questionnaire constituting a sample of 114 respondents from Klang Valley and Selangor. Our empirical results reveal that the main factors that driven people towards the contribution of cash waqf products are attitude and social influences, however interestingly religion obligation is not influence the contribution of cash waqf.

  11. [Marginal adaptation after cementing of gold inlays cast by an experimental procedure. SEM analysis].

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    Traini, T; Di Iorio, D; Murmura, G; Caputi, S

    2004-03-01

    Marginal adaptation is one of the most important factors in dental reconstructions. The aim of the present work was to evaluate with in vivo and in vitro studies the marginal precision and the microstructure of the gold cast inlays. For the in vivo analysis 10 patients were selected, while for the in vitro study 10 extracted teeth were used. The impressions were made by polyvinylsiloxane while the master cast was made by gypsum type IV. The inlays were cast in gold (JRVT Jensen) using an experimental procedure. After cementing, the margins of each inlay was burnished. To evaluate the marginal discrepancy of in vivo inlays, the replica technique was used, while for the in vitro analysis the serial slice cut technique was performed. All samples were processed for metallographic analysis using SEM. The measured in vivo inlay marginal gap was 9,06+/-3,37 microns (mean+/-SD), while for in vitro inlay the marginal gap was of 10,47+/-2,09 microns (mean+/-SD). Metallographic analysis showed equiaxial grain of small dimension. The results suggest that using the proposed casting technique it is possible to increase marginal adaptation and microstructural properties.

  12. Odontoblast dysfunction in osteogenesis imperfecta: an LM, SEM, and ultrastructural study.

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    Hall, R K; Manière, M C; Palamara, J; Hemmerlé, J

    2002-01-01

    The inherited dentin defect dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI), while clinically obvious in osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) Types IB and IC, II, III, and IVB, is now thought to be present in all children with OI, in a continuum from minimal to severe dentin pathology. This collaborative study further clarifies the structural and ultrastructural dentin changes in the teeth of OI children with clinically obvious DI, and attempts to explain these in terms of odontoblast dysfunction. Collaborative studies were carried out in Melbourne, Australia, and Strasbourg, France, using light and polarized-light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM), selected-area diffraction (SAD), and x-ray spectroscopy (EDX). These showed structurally normal enamel (but containing long and broad lamellae) and a normally scalloped dentino-enamel junction (DEJ), but severe pathologic changes in the dentin. An initial narrow band of normal-appearing dentin tubules (including the mantle layer) ceased abruptly and was replaced by a wavelike laminar zone parallel to the DEJ with occluded tubules. Multiple parallel channels of 5-10 microns diameter were present at right angles to the DEJ indenting this zone, some terminating in retro-curved "processes." The abnormal dentin containing these channels almost completely occluded the pulp chamber. The structural and ultrastructural changes seen can be explained on the basis of the collagen defect in OI resulting in odontoblast dysfunction, which produces a distinct phenotype and one that is different from that in bone.

  13. ERDA, RBS, TEM and SEM characterization of microstructural evolution in helium-implanted Hastelloy N alloy

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    Gao, Jie [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Bao, Liangman [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Huang, Hefei, E-mail: huanghefei@sinap.ac.cn [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Li, Yan, E-mail: liyan@sinap.ac.cn [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Lei, Qiantao [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Institute of Modern Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China); Deng, Qi [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); Liu, Zhe; Yang, Guo [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China); School of Physical Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 (China); Shi, Liqun [Institute of Modern Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)

    2017-05-15

    Hastelloy N alloy was implanted with 30 keV, 5 × 10{sup 16} ions/cm{sup 2} helium ions at room temperature, and subsequent annealed at 600 °C for 1 h and further annealed at 850 °C for 5 h in vacuum. Using elastic recoil detection analysis (ERDA) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), the depth profiles of helium concentration and helium bubbles in helium-implanted Hastelloy N alloy were investigated, respectively. The diffusion of helium and molybdenum elements to surface occurred during the vacuum annealing at 850 °C (5 h). It was also observed that bubbles in molybdenum-enriched region were much larger in size than those in deeper region. In addition, it is worth noting that plenty of nano-holes can be observed on the surface of helium-implanted sample after high temperature annealing by scanning electron microscope (SEM). This observation provides the evidence for the occurrence of helium release, which can be also inferred from the results of ERDA and TEM analysis.

  14. Microorganism penetration in dentinal tubules of instrumented and retreated root canal walls. In vitro SEM study

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    Saad Al-Nazhan

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Objectives This in vitro study aimed to investigate the ability of Candida albicans (C. albicans and Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis to penetrate dentinal tubules of instrumented and retreated root canal surface of split human teeth. Materials and Methods Sixty intact extracted human single-rooted teeth were divided into 4 groups, negative control, positive control without canal instrumentation, instrumented, and retreated. Root canals in the instrumented group were enlarged with endodontic instruments, while root canals in the retreated group were enlarged, filled, and then removed the canal filling materials. The teeth were split longitudinally after canal preparation in 3 groups except the negative control group. The teeth were inoculated with both microorganisms separately and in combination. Teeth specimens were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, and the depth of penetration into the dentinal tubules was assessed using the SMILE view software (JEOL Ltd. Results Penetration of C. albicans and E. faecalis into the dentinal tubules was observed in all 3 groups, although penetration was partially restricted by dentin debris of tubules in the instrumented group and remnants of canal filling materials in the retreated group. In all 3 groups, E. faecalis penetrated deeper into the dentinal tubules by way of cell division than C. albicans which built colonies and penetrated by means of hyphae. Conclusions Microorganisms can easily penetrate dentinal tubules of root canals with different appearance based on the microorganism size and status of dentinal tubules.

  15. A Standard Characterization Methodology for Respirable Coal Mine Dust Using SEM-EDX

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    Rachel Sellaro

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A key consideration for responsible development of mineral and energy resources is the well-being of workers. Respirable dust in mining environments represents a serious concern for occupational health. In particular, coal miners can be exposed to a variety of dust characteristics depending on their work activities, and some exposures may pose risk for lung diseases like CWP and silicosis. As underscored by common regulatory frameworks, respirable dust exposures are generally characterized on the basis of total mass concentration, and also the silica mass fraction. However, relatively little emphasis has been placed on other dust characteristics that may be important in terms of identifying health risks. Comprehensive particle-level analysis to estimate chemistry, size, and shape distributions of particles is possible. This paper describes a standard methodology for characterization of respirable coal mine dust using scanning electron microscopy (SEM with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX. Preliminary verification of the method is shown based several dust samples collected from an underground mine in Central Appalachia.

  16. FEI Helios NanoLab 460F1 FIB-SEM

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    Max Kruth

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The FEI Helios NanoLab 460F1 is a highly advanced dual beam FIB-SEM platform for imaging and analytical measurements, transmission electron microscopy (TEM sample and atom probe (AP needle preparation, process development and process control. For these purposes, the FEI Helios NanoLab 460F1 combines an ElstarTM UC technology electron column for high-resolution and high material contrast imaging with the high-performance TomahawkTM ion column for fast and precise sample preparation. The FEI Helios NanoLab 460F1 is additionally equipped with the MultiChemTM gas delivery system, an EasyLiftTM nanomanipulator, a cooling trap, an inert gas transfer (IGT holder loadlock, a quick loader, a FlipStage 3TM, an EDX-System and an STEM III detector. This instrument is one of the few dual beam systems which combine an IGT holder loadlock with a FlipStage 3+TM EasyLiftTM nanomanipulator. Typical examples of use and technical specifications for the instrument are given below.

  17. Objetivos de organizações culturais sem fins lucrativos e suas fontes financiadoras

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    Samara Regina Bernardino Hoffmann

    Full Text Available A fim de compreender as mudanças no contexto das organizações culturais, apresenta-se uma reflexão sobre as transformações nos objetivos de dois grupos teatrais sem fins lucrativos de Florianópolis-SC e sobre a influência que os critérios requeridos pelas fontes financiadoras podem ter exercido neste processo. Quatro importantes categorias de análise guiaram a pesquisa: grupo teatral, objetivos, fontes de financiamento e critérios de avaliação de desempenho, orientando as entrevistas semi-estruturadas realizadas com os responsáveis pelas respectivas organizações e a observação constante das pesquisadoras em encontros, reuniões, ensaios e apresentações de espetáculos envolvendo as organizações pesquisadas. A pesquisa, predominantemente qualitativa e longitudinal gerou reflexões ante os dados coletados, com destaque para a história do Erro Grupo, que apresentou um forte distanciamento de seus propósitos iniciais ao longo de sua trajetória, por direcionar suas ações à captação de recursos junto às fontes financiadoras em detrimento de sua dedicação às atividades teatrais.

  18. Identification and characterization of gamma-irradiated dried Lentinus edodes using ESR, SEM, and FTIR analyses.

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    Akram, Kashif; Ahn, Jae-Jun; Kwon, Joong-Ho

    2012-06-01

    A detailed electron spin resonance (ESR) analysis for different parts of gamma-irradiated (0 to 50 kGy) dried mushroom (Lentinus edodes) was conducted to identify radiation-induced signals. All studied mushroom parts except gills produced strong dose-dependent radiation-induced ESR signals particularly at about g = 2.0076, 20005, and 1.9911 demonstrating the generation of crystalline sugar radicals following irradiation. The intensity of these signals was highest in cap skin samples, followed by the cap core, stem skin, whole mushroom powder, and stem core samples, respectively. ESR-based identification was easily possible at 2 kGy or more using mushroom cap skin or cap core as samples. The radiation-induced ESR signals were found sensitive to thermal treatment showing the limitation of ESR-based detection in case of heat-processed samples. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed micro-structural damage upon irradiation resulting decreased percentage of rehydration; however, no major alteration was observed through the Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra. Irradiation changed the structural morphology; however, the main functional groups were stable against radiation treatment. Food irradiation can confirm hygienic quality and prolong the product shelf life. However, due to lack of international consensus, effective identification methods and detailed quality characterization are required for the general use of this technology. © 2012 Institute of Food Technologists®

  19. Characterization of Airborne Particles Collected from Car Engine Air Filters Using SEM and EDX Techniques

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    Birmania Heredia Rivera

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Particulate matter accumulated on car engine air-filters (CAFs was examined in order to investigate the potential use of these devices as efficient samplers for collecting street level air that people are exposed to. The morphology, microstructure, and chemical composition of a variety of particles were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX. The particulate matter accumulated by the CAFs was studied in two categories; the first was of removed particles by friction, and the second consisted of particles retained on the filters. Larger particles with a diameter of 74–10 µm were observed in the first category. In the second one, the detected particles had a diameter between 16 and 0.7 µm. These particles exhibited different morphologies and composition, indicating mostly a soil origin. The elemental composition revealed the presence of three groups: mineral (clay and asphalt, metallic (mainly Fe, and biological particles (vegetal and animal debris. The palynological analysis showed the presence of pollen grains associated with urban plants. These results suggest that CAFs capture a mixture of atmospheric particles, which can be analyzed in order to monitor urban air. Thus, the continuous availability of large numbers of filters and the retroactivity associated to the car routes suggest that these CAFs are very useful for studying the high traffic zones within a city.

  20. SEM technique for imaging and measuring electronic transport in nanocomposites based on electric field induced contrast

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    Jesse, Stephen [Knoxville, TN; Geohegan, David B [Knoxville, TN; Guillorn, Michael [Brooktondale, NY

    2009-02-17

    Methods and apparatus are described for SEM imaging and measuring electronic transport in nanocomposites based on electric field induced contrast. A method includes mounting a sample onto a sample holder, the sample including a sample material; wire bonding leads from the sample holder onto the sample; placing the sample holder in a vacuum chamber of a scanning electron microscope; connecting leads from the sample holder to a power source located outside the vacuum chamber; controlling secondary electron emission from the sample by applying a predetermined voltage to the sample through the leads; and generating an image of the secondary electron emission from the sample. An apparatus includes a sample holder for a scanning electron microscope having an electrical interconnect and leads on top of the sample holder electrically connected to the electrical interconnect; a power source and a controller connected to the electrical interconnect for applying voltage to the sample holder to control the secondary electron emission from a sample mounted on the sample holder; and a computer coupled to a secondary electron detector to generate images of the secondary electron emission from the sample.

  1. SEM evaluation of resin-carious dentin interfaces formed by two dentin adhesive systems.

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    Hsu, Kuang-Wei; Marshall, Sally J; Pinzon, Lilliam M; Watanabe, Larry; Saiz, Eduardo; Marshall, Grayson W

    2008-07-01

    We investigated the influence of dentin tubule direction and identifiable zone of carious dentin on the microstructure and the thickness of the hybrid-like layer (HL) formed by self-etch and etch-rinse adhesive systems. An etch-rinse and a self-etching adhesive were bonded to dentin carious zones divided into groups with parallel or perpendicular orientation relative to the dentin tubules at the resin-carious dentin interface (N=5/variable). Bonds were prepared to each of the four zones of carious dentin apparent after staining with Caries Detector: pink, light pink, transparent and apparently normal; six non-carious third molars were controls. The microstructure and thickness of the HL were determined by SEM and compared using three-way ANOVA and Tukey's multiple comparisons (pbonded with the etch-rinse system. For both adhesives, HL thickness in the pink zone was significantly greater than in light pink for the perpendicular group, but no significant differences were found among other variables. HL microstructure was more granular and rougher for the etch-rinse than for the self-etching system. Pores and cracks were obvious in the more demineralized zones. Resin tags were shorter and irregular in the transparent zone and often were completely absent in the outer demineralized zones (pink, light pink). Microstructure of bonded interfaces varies markedly depending on adhesive system, tubule orientation and carious zone.

  2. Adolfo Bioy Casares e Mario Bellatin: sobre cartas sem corpo e falésias

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    Karla Fernandes Cipreste

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Propõe-se uma leitura de dois escritores hispano-americanos – Adolfo Bioy Casares e Mario Bellatin – com o propósito de refletir sobre discursos de poder, incluído o âmbito da Crítica Latino-americana. Entendem-se as experiências dos personagens de suas obras, e também o ethos de ambos os autores, como uma existência ética e estética que resiste às tentativas de categorizações. A proposta se faz à luz do conceito de Comunidade, do filósofo italiano Roberto Esposito, e da discussão de Hugo Achugar sobre o local e o global na América Latina. Duas imagens inspiram essa análise: a carta sem corpo em Dormir al sol, de Casares; e a falésia de Bellatin em Los fantasmas del masajista.

  3. GammaSem Proceedings - A Nordic seminar for users of gamma spectrometry

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    Nunez, P. (ed.) (Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) (Norway)); Klemola, S. (Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) (Finland)); Nielsen, Sven P. (Technical Univ. of Denmark, Risoe National Lab. for Sustainable Energy. Roskilde (Denmark)); Palsson, S.E. (Icelandic Radiation Safety Authority (IS)); Israelson, C. (National Institute of Radiation Protection (Denmark))

    2010-03-15

    The project GammaSem was proposed to provide a forum for discussions and sharing of information on practical issues concerning gamma spectrometry and to establish a network of users of gamma spectrometry in the Nordic countries, thereby strengthening the collaboration and improving all participants' competence in practical gamma spectrometry. The seminars' focus was practical challenges met by the users themselves, rather than theoretical matters. Scientists and users of gamma spectrometry from all five Nordic countries were invited to the seminar, as well as scientist from the Baltic countries. A total of 75 people participated; representing 34 different universities, commercial companies, research institutes and also all Nordic authorities. During the seminar several key issues for follow-up were identified and working groups for addressing the identified problems were established. The working groups were: 1) Uncertainties and detections of limits 2) True summing coincidence 3) Monte Carlo simulations and efficiency transfer 4) Absorption (density corrections and geometries) 5) Mobile gamma spectrometry systems 6) Nuclear forensics (on special samples and special parts of the spectra). The identified topics will form the basis for the agenda of the next seminar in 2010. There, the different working groups will be invited to present their ideas/solutions to the relevant problems. (author)

  4. SEM analysis of particle size during conventional treatment of CMP process wastewater

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    Roth, Gary A.; Neu-Baker, Nicole M.; Brenner, Sara A., E-mail: sbrenner@sunycnse.com

    2015-03-01

    Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are currently employed by many industries and have different physical and chemical properties from their bulk counterparts that may confer different toxicity. Nanoparticles used or generated in semiconductor manufacturing have the potential to enter the municipal waste stream via wastewater and their ultimate fate in the ecosystem is currently unknown. This study investigates the fate of ENMs used in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), a polishing process repeatedly utilized in semiconductor manufacturing. Wastewater sampling was conducted throughout the wastewater treatment (WWT) process at the fabrication plant's on-site wastewater treatment facility. The goal of this study was to assess whether the WWT processes resulted in size-dependent filtration of particles in the nanoscale regime by analyzing samples using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Statistical analysis demonstrated no significant differences in particle size between sampling points, indicating low or no selectivity of WWT methods for nanoparticles based on size. All nanoparticles appeared to be of similar morphology (near-spherical), with a high variability in particle size. EDX verified nanoparticles composition of silicon- and/or aluminum-oxide. Nanoparticle sizing data compared between sampling points, including the final sampling point before discharge from the facility, suggested that nanoparticles could be released to the municipal waste stream from industrial sources. - Highlights: • The discrete treatments of a semiconductor wastewater treatment system were examined. • A sampling scheme and method for analyzing nanoparticles in wastewater was devised. • The wastewater treatment process studied is not size-selective for nanoparticles.

  5. Characterization of Airborne Particles Collected from Car Engine Air Filters Using SEM and EDX Techniques

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    Heredia Rivera, Birmania; Gerardo Rodriguez, Martín

    2016-01-01

    Particulate matter accumulated on car engine air-filters (CAFs) was examined in order to investigate the potential use of these devices as efficient samplers for collecting street level air that people are exposed to. The morphology, microstructure, and chemical composition of a variety of particles were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX). The particulate matter accumulated by the CAFs was studied in two categories; the first was of removed particles by friction, and the second consisted of particles retained on the filters. Larger particles with a diameter of 74–10 µm were observed in the first category. In the second one, the detected particles had a diameter between 16 and 0.7 µm. These particles exhibited different morphologies and composition, indicating mostly a soil origin. The elemental composition revealed the presence of three groups: mineral (clay and asphalt), metallic (mainly Fe), and biological particles (vegetal and animal debris). The palynological analysis showed the presence of pollen grains associated with urban plants. These results suggest that CAFs capture a mixture of atmospheric particles, which can be analyzed in order to monitor urban air. Thus, the continuous availability of large numbers of filters and the retroactivity associated to the car routes suggest that these CAFs are very useful for studying the high traffic zones within a city. PMID:27706087

  6. In vitro evaluation of Biosilicate® dissolution on dentin surface: a SEM analysis

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    Michele Carolina Pinheiro

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Biomaterials such as bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics have been proposed for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate by scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the dissolution of a novel bioactive glass-ceramic (Biosilicate® 1-20 µm particles on dentin surface samples, with different application methods and different dilution medium used for applying Biosilicate®. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 280 dentin samples were randomly divided into four groups: (1 Biosilicate® plus fluoride gel applied with Robinson brush; (2 Biosilicate® plus fluoride gel applied with microbrush; (3 Biosilicate® plus distilled water applied with Robinson brush; (4 Biosilicate® plus distilled water applied with microbrush. After treatment, the samples were immersed in saliva at different periods (0, 15 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 12 and 24 hours. Two photomicrographs were obtained from each sample and were further analyzed by a blind calibrated examiner according to a "Particle Dissolution Index" created for this study. RESULT: The data were analyzed using the Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Dunn's tests. There was no statistical difference among the degrees of dissolution between the 4 groups in any period. CONCLUSION: Biosilicate® can be incorporated in both substances without differences in the degree of dissolution of the particles in any of the evaluated periods and the application of dentine can be performed with both methods evaluated.

  7. Raman and SEM analysis of a biocolonised hot spring travertine terrace in Svalbard, Norway

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    Jorge-Villar Susana E

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A profile across 8 layers from a fossil travertine terrace from a low temperature geothermal spring located in Svalbard, Norway has been studied using both Raman spectroscopy and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques to identify minerals and organic life signals. Results Calcite, anatase, quartz, haematite, magnetite and graphite as well as scytonemin, three different carotenoids, chlorophyll and a chlorophyll-like compound were identified as geo- and biosignatures respectively, using 785 and/or 514 nm Raman laser excitation wavelengths. No morphological biosignatures representing remnant microbial signals were detected by high-resolution imaging, although spectral analyses indicated the presence of organics. In contrast, in all layers, Raman spectra identified a series of different organic pigments indicating little to no degradation or change of the organic signatures and thus indicating the preservation of fossil biomarker compounds throughout the life time of the springs despite the lack of remnant morphological indicators. Conclusion With a view towards planetary exploration we discuss the implications of the differences in Raman band intensities observed when spectra were collected with the different laser excitations. We show that these differences, as well as the different detection capability of the 785 and 514 nm laser, could lead to ambiguous compound identification. We show that the identification of bio and geosignatures, as well as fossil organic pigments, using Raman spectroscopy is possible. These results are relevant since both lasers have been considered for miniaturized Raman spectrometers for planetary exploration.

  8. SEM analysis of particle size during conventional treatment of CMP process wastewater.

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    Roth, Gary A; Neu-Baker, Nicole M; Brenner, Sara A

    2015-03-01

    Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are currently employed by many industries and have different physical and chemical properties from their bulk counterparts that may confer different toxicity. Nanoparticles used or generated in semiconductor manufacturing have the potential to enter the municipal waste stream via wastewater and their ultimate fate in the ecosystem is currently unknown. This study investigates the fate of ENMs used in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP), a polishing process repeatedly utilized in semiconductor manufacturing. Wastewater sampling was conducted throughout the wastewater treatment (WWT) process at the fabrication plant's on-site wastewater treatment facility. The goal of this study was to assess whether the WWT processes resulted in size-dependent filtration of particles in the nanoscale regime by analyzing samples using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Statistical analysis demonstrated no significant differences in particle size between sampling points, indicating low or no selectivity of WWT methods for nanoparticles based on size. All nanoparticles appeared to be of similar morphology (near-spherical), with a high variability in particle size. EDX verified nanoparticles composition of silicon- and/or aluminum-oxide. Nanoparticle sizing data compared between sampling points, including the final sampling point before discharge from the facility, suggested that nanoparticles could be released to the municipal waste stream from industrial sources. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. The effect of motivation on working memory: an fMRI and SEM study.

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    Szatkowska, Iwona; Bogorodzki, Piotr; Wolak, Tomasz; Marchewka, Artur; Szeszkowski, Wojciech

    2008-09-01

    This study investigated the effective connectivity between prefrontal regions of human brain supporting motivational influence on working memory. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and structural equation modeling (SEM) were used to examine the interaction between the lateral orbitofrontal (OFC), medial OFC, and dorsolateral prefrontal (DLPFC) regions in the left and right hemisphere during performance of the verbal 2-back working memory task under two reinforcement conditions. The "low-motivation" condition was not associated with monetary reinforcement, while the "high-motivation" condition involved the probability of winning a certain amount of money. In the "low-motivation" condition, the OFC regions in both hemispheres positively influenced the left DLPFC activity. In the "high-motivation" condition, the connectivity in the network including the right OFC regions and left DLPFC changed from positive to negative, whereas the positive connectivity in the network composed of the left OFC and left DLPFC became slightly enhanced compared with the "low-motivation" condition. However, only the connection between the right lateral OFC and left DLPFC showed a significant condition-dependent change in the strength of influence conveyed through the pathway. This change appears to be the functional correlate of motivational influence on verbal working memory.

  10. Investigation of platinum migration under accelerated ageing of membrane electrode assemblies using SEM

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    Peron, J.; Jones, D.J.; Roziere, J. [Montpellier Univ., Montpellier (France). Lab. des Agregats Moleculaires et Materiaux Inorganiques; Abe, M.; Kanesaka, H. [Nissan Motor Co., (Japan). Fuel Cell Laboratory, Nissan Research Center

    2006-07-01

    The widespread implementation of fuel cell technology depends on a better understanding of the causes of aging and degradation in order to find affordable countermeasures to overcome the problem. The long-term durability of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) and their components has been determined mostly under continuous operation conditions which do not cause hydration and thermal cycling. This study focused on MEAs based on Nafion membranes under conditions of accelerated ageing under open circuit at 80 degrees C and under different conditions of gas hydration. Open circuit voltage was monitored with time in order to map the aged and failed MEAs. Results from spectroscopic (infrared, Raman, XPS) and microscopic (SEM-EDX, TEM) analyses, with and without gas hydration, showed an enrichment in platinum (Pt) at the anode, and depletion at the cathode, compared with the electrodes of a fresh, unused MEA. These results suggest Pt migration from the cathode to the anode through the membrane. However, Pt was not detected in the end-of-life membrane except for the small interface region with the anode. Water was collected at both anode and cathode outlets, also suggesting that dissolved Pt is involved in the mechanism of water production. This study compared the results from different types of MEAs and and their relation degradation of MEA components in terms of Pt migration and the effects of dissolution and sintering.

  11. Characterization of internal structure of hydrated agar and gelatin matrices by cryo-SEM

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    Rahbani, Janane

    2012-12-26

    There has been a considerable interest in recent years in developing polymer gel matrices for many important applications such as 2DE for quantization and separation of a variety of proteins and drug delivery system to control the release of active agents. However, a well-defined knowledge of the ultrastructures of the gels has been elusive. In this study, we report the characterization of two different polymers used in 2DE: Gelatin, a naturally occurring polymer derived from collagen (protein) and agar, a polymer of polysaccharide (sugar) origin. Low-temperature SEM is used to examine the internal structure of these gels in their frozen natural hydrated states. Results of this study show that both polymers have an array of hollow cells that resembles honeycomb structures. While agar pores are almost circular, the corresponding Gaussian curve is very broad exhibiting a range of radii from nearly 370 to 700 nm. Gelatin pores are smaller and more homogeneous reflecting a narrower distribution from nearly 320 to 650 nm. Overall, these ultrastructural findings could be used to correlate with functions of the polymers. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  12. Development of an open-source web-based intervention for Brazilian smokers - Viva sem Tabaco.

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    Gomide, H P; Bernardino, H S; Richter, K; Martins, L F; Ronzani, T M

    2016-08-02

    Web-based interventions for smoking cessation available in Portuguese do not adhere to evidence-based treatment guidelines. Besides, all existing web-based interventions are built on proprietary platforms that developing countries often cannot afford. We aimed to describe the development of "Viva sem Tabaco", an open-source web-based intervention. The development of the intervention included the selection of content from evidence-based guidelines for smoking cessation, the design of the first layout, conduction of 2 focus groups to identify potential features, refinement of the layout based on focus groups and correction of content based on feedback provided by specialists on smoking cessation. At the end, we released the source-code and intervention on the Internet and translated it into Spanish and English. The intervention developed fills gaps in the information available in Portuguese and the lack of open-source interventions for smoking cessation. The open-source licensing format and its translation system may help researchers from different countries deploying evidence-based interventions for smoking cessation.

  13. WebQuest y anotaciones semánticas WebQuest and semantic annotations

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    Santiago Blanco Suárez

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un sistema de búsqueda y recuperación de metadatos de actividades educativas que siguen el modelo WebQuest. Se trata de una base de datos relacional, accesible a través del web, que se complementa con un módulo que permite realizar anotaciones semánticas y cuyo objetivo es capturar y enriquecer el conocimiento acerca del uso de dichos ejercicios por parte de la comunidad de docentes que experimentan con ellos, así como documentar los recursos o sitios web de interés didáctico buscando construir un repositorio de enlaces educativos de calidad. This paper presents a system of searching and recovering educational activities that follow the Web-Quest model through the web, complemented with a module to make semantic annotations aimed at getting and enriching the knowledge on the use of these exercises by the teaching community. It also tries to document the resources or websites with didactic interest in order to build a qualified account of educational links.

  14. SEM analysis of defects and wear on Ni-Ti rotary instruments.

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    Arantes, Werington Borges; da Silva, Celso Monteiro; Lage-Marques, José Luiz; Habitante, Sandramarcia; da Rosa, Luiz Carlos Laureano; de Medeiros, João Marcelo Ferreira

    2014-01-01

    SEM analysis of endodontic instruments from a Ni-Ti rotary system was assessed, before and after using them, considering their defects and deformations. Twenty Twisted File®, BioRąCe®, Mtwo®, and EndoWave® instruments were micrographed at 190× magnification. The files were washed and micrographed again to view alterations as to the presence or absence of irregular edges, grooves, microcavities, and scraping. Simulated root canal preparations were performed using these instruments. The instruments were cleaned and received a microscopic analysis after being used five times. After analysis tests were tested using Fisher's exact test and Kappa to evaluate the concordance among examiners. There was a statistically significant difference with respect to deformations between Twisted File® and other instruments (p  0.05). All Twisted File® instruments showed the same defects; however damage were lower than those found in BioRace® and Mtwo®. The Endowave® did not show the same defects. In accordance with the data we conclude that the presence of defects was higher in Twisted File® instruments as the instruments and BioRace® Mtwo® brand, the defect rate was smaller and Endowave® instruments had no defects. Regarding the presence of wear after five uses among the groups all instruments showed changes in their cutting blades. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  15. SEM observations on stress corrosion cracking of commercially pure titanium in a topical fluoride solution.

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    Könönen, M H; Lavonius, E T; Kivilahti, J K

    1995-07-01

    OBJECTIVES. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether commercially pure titanium is susceptible to stress corrosion cracking/hydrogen embrittlement in a topical fluoride solution used in preventive dentistry. Thin electropolished titanium test specimens were previously cold-rolled or cold-rolled and annealed before testing. For the stress corrosion tests, the U-shaped specimens of both treatment types were stressed into a radius of curvature of 30 mm. Then, the bent part was placed in the fluoride solution at 37 degrees C for 1, 5, 10, and 20 d. The effects of the fluoride solution on cold-rolled and annealed titanium were studied using a scanning electron microscope. In addition, mechanically fractured surfaces of cold-rolled titanium specimens exposed and not exposed to the fluoride solution were examined by SEM. A qualitative evaluation of the surfaces was conducted. Narrow cracks were observed in cold-rolled specimens following exposure to the fluoride solution for 5 d. The cracks were associated with branching, a characteristic of stress corrosion cracking. The cold-rolled specimen exposed to the fluoride solution exhibited a brittle fracture. In contrast, the fracture mode of the unexposed specimen was ductile in nature. Topical fluoride solutions can cause stress corrosion cracking of commercially pure titanium.

  16. [4 years of Microbiología SEM (1994-1997)].

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    Mas-Castellà, J

    1997-12-01

    Different aspects of Microbiología SEM editorial process over the years 1994-1997 are analyzed: number of originals received, the process leading to their publication, rates of accepted and refused papers, time needed for each step of the editorial process--which comprises scientific, language editing, if needed--, as well as some characteristics that can define the patterns of the articles, such as number of authors, institutions where the authors work and mean number of references. The contents of the different sections (editorial, research and review articles, perspectives, opinion, books review) are commented on, as well as the role played by some of them as forums for the discussion of topics of current scientific interest, especially the editorials focusing on the state-of-the-art of microbiological research in Latin American countries. Characteristics and frequency of monographic issues are also presented. The information is complemented with data about the circulation and distribution of the journal, its inclusion in international indexes and its current electronic publication on the world wide web.

  17. Mapping chemical elements on the surface of orthodontic appliance by SEM-EDX.

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    Mikulewicz, Marcin; Wołowiec, Paulina; Michalak, Izabela; Chojnacka, Katarzyna; Czopor, Wojciech; Berniczei-Royko, Adam; Vegh, Andras; Gedrange, Thomas

    2014-05-25

    During orthodontic treatment, the various elements that constitute the fixed appliance undergo different processes. As a result of a change of the surface, elution/coverage of metals on the surface can be observed in the process of corrosion/passivation. Scanning electron microscopy with an energy-dispersive X-ray analytical system (SEM-EDX) was used to analyze the composition of stainless steel elements of orthodontic fixed appliances (before and after orthodontic treatment), to obtain the composition of the surface of the elements. The analyzed elements were: brackets (Victory Series APC PLUS 022, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA); wires (0.017×0.025, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA); and bands (37+, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA). The results showed a decrease of chromium and iron contribution to the surface, with increase of oxygen content in used vs. new elements of the appliance. Our results confirm the formation of oxides (passivation layer) on the surface of stainless steel as a result of the presence of the orthodontic appliance in patients' oral cavities.

  18. Image characterization after SEM analysis for equimolar samples of Nb2O5-YTZP

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    Guimarães, Nara Miranda; Pereira Reis, Danieli Aparecida; Neto, Carlos De Moura; Neto, Francisco Piorino; de Assis, João Marcos Kruszynski

    2012-05-01

    The turbines are usually recovered by ceramic coatings to guarantee higher temperatures as well lower degradation through hostile environments. These primary systems are composed by yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), but new researches have found that the presence of rare-earth oxides, like Ta2O5/ Nb2O5 can increase the efficiency of mechanical properties for coatings. The lack of knowledge in this system leads this study with niobia, because of high production of them in Brazil. Samples made of 16% mol of Y2O3 and Nb2O5 were done with zirconia, that composition was used because there are traces of tetragonal phase stabilization, which is related to the best properties of the TBC. SEM images were obtained and by using a ImageJ software were done a microstructural analysis. It was possible to reveal the format of the grains, which appear to be equiaxials, their size, to be around 3μm, and the phases presented were revealed after thermal attack.

  19. Ostomizado: reabilitação sem fronteiras? ponto de vista do enfermeiro

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    Full Text Available De posse do conceito de reabilitação e dos significados semântico e filosófico da palavra limite (fronteira, a autora apresenta cinco proposições para fundamentar o processo de cuidar para reabilitar a pessoas ostomizada. Ao concluir, afirma que este processo apresenta como limite, o ponto de partida, portanto, devendo se iniciar no pré-operatório. Por outro lado, o limite como ponto de partida será estabelecido pela motivação da pessoa ostomizada e sua capacidade de engajamento nas atividades de autocuidado e participação social. Afirma, ainda, que quando a reabilitação for atingida como resultado do processo de cuidar para reabilitar, passará a fazer parte da dinâmica das relações interpessoais, a ter foco no novo estilo de vida ou nova realidade social e, enfim, a fazer parte do processo de viver da pessoa ostomizada.

  20. Osseointegration of zirconia implants: an SEM observation of the bone-implant interface.

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    Depprich, Rita; Zipprich, Holger; Ommerborn, Michelle; Mahn, Eduardo; Lammers, Lydia; Handschel, Jörg; Naujoks, Christian; Wiesmann, Hans-Peter; Kübler, Norbert R; Meyer, Ulrich

    2008-11-06

    The successful use of zirconia ceramics in orthopedic surgery led to a demand for dental zirconium-based implant systems. Because of its excellent biomechanical characteristics, biocompatibility, and bright tooth-like color, zirconia (zirconium dioxide, ZrO2) has the potential to become a substitute for titanium as dental implant material. The present study aimed at investigating the osseointegration of zirconia implants with modified ablative surface at an ultrastructural level. A total of 24 zirconia implants with modified ablative surfaces and 24 titanium implants all of similar shape and surface structure were inserted into the tibia of 12 Göttinger minipigs. Block biopsies were harvested 1 week, 4 weeks or 12 weeks (four animals each) after surgery. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis was performed at the bone implant interface. Remarkable bone attachment was already seen after 1 week which increased further to intimate bone contact after 4 weeks, observed on both zirconia and titanium implant surfaces. After 12 weeks, osseointegration without interposition of an interfacial layer was detected. At the ultrastructural level, there was no obvious difference between the osseointegration of zirconia implants with modified ablative surfaces and titanium implants with a similar surface topography. The results of this study indicate similar osseointegration of zirconia and titanium implants at the ultrastructural level.