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  1. Photoreflectance et Photoconductivite des Couches Minces de Antimoinure de Indium Deposees Sur Arsenure de Gallium Par Pulverisation Cathodique avec Magnetron

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    Beaulieu, Yves

    L'attrait d'un systeme d'imagerie infrarouge integre, ou les detecteurs et l'electronique peuvent etre construits sur la meme gaufre, a motive l'etude de couches minces d'antimoniure d'indium (InSb) deposees sur des substrats d'arseniure de gallium (GaAs). La croissance epitaxiale de ces couches minces a ete realisee par pulverisation cathodique avec magnetron, en utilisant une approche multi -cibles (MSE) ou sous atmosphere d'un organometallique (MOMS). Malgre la grande difference des mailles cristallines des deux semiconducteurs, la qualite des couches minces est bonne et s'ameliore avec l'epaisseur, comme le demontrent les mesures de diffraction des rayons-X, d'effets Raman et Hall, et de microscopie electronique a transmission et a balayage. Les spectres de photoconductivite resolus en energie et en temps des couches deposees par MOMS ont demontre la coexistence de deux phenomenes de photoconduction en presence d'absorption interbande. Pour les energies de photon inferieures a environ 0.35 eV, la photoconductivite usuelle, due au piegeage rapide du porteur minoritaire excedentaire, est observee. Cependant, pour les energies superieures, une composante negative plus lente coexiste avec la composante positive. Elle est due au piegeage d'electrons chauds generes optiquement, dans les echantillons de type n, par des centres situes a haute energie, principalement dans la region de l'interface. Les mesures de photoreflectance dans la region des transitions E_1 et E _1 + Delta_1 ont ete realisees sur des couches deposees par MSE et des echantillons massifs de InSb. Les variations des elargissements de lignes spectrales ont confirme l'amelioration des couches avec l'epaisseur. De plus, l'analyse des lignes spectrales indique la presence d'effets excitoniques. La photoreflectance dans les echantillons massifs de haute purete de InSb a mis en evidence la presence d'une resonance sous les transitions etudiees. L'allure de la ligne spectrale, la position en energie et l

  2. EFFET DES TRAITEMENTS THERMIQUES SUR LA REACTION ENTRE DES COUCHES MINCES DE TITANE ET DES SUBSTRATS EN ACIER

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    D Slimani

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Des couches minces du titane pur ont été déposées avec la méthode de pulvérisation cathodique sur des substrats en acier, type FF80 K-1 contenants ~1% mass. en carbone. La réaction entre les deux parties du système substrat-couche mince est activée avec des traitements thermiques sous vide dans l’intervalle de températures de 400 à900°Cpendant 30 minutes. Les Spectres de diffraction de rayons x confirment l’inter- diffusion des éléments  chimiques du système résultants la formation et la croissance des nouvelles phases en particulier le carbure binaire TiC ayant des caractéristiques thermomécaniques importantes. L’analyse morphologique des échantillons traités  avec le microscope électronique à balayage (MEB montre l’augmentation du flux de diffusion atomique avec la température de recuit, notamment la diffusion du manganèse et du fer vers la surface libre des échantillons aux températures élevées provoquant la dégradation des propriétés mécaniques des revêtements contrairement au premiers stades d’interaction où on a obtenu des bonnes valeurs de la microdureté.

  3. Couches Minces de Titanate de Baryum Par Depot Organometallique

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    Ousi Benomar, Wahib

    1993-01-01

    Nous avons demontre la possibilite de realiser des couches minces de titanate de baryum par depot organometallique. Les films sont obtenus apres dissolution d'organometalliques choisis dans un solvant et une cuisson a une temperature determinee par thermogravimetrie. Apres un second traitement thermique a des temperatures plus elevees, les echantillons presentent une structure polycristalline tetragonale; les cristallites sont observes par microscopie electronique a balayage. La mesure de la constante dielectrique a permis de mettre en evidence une transition de phase de la structure tetragonale a la structure cubique a une temperature d'environ 125^circC. Les mesures d'indice ont ete effectuees. On note une augmentation de l'indice de refraction des films avec la temperature indiquant une meilleure densification des films. Nous avons aussi montre qu'il etait possible d'utiliser ce materiau en tant que guide d'onde optique pour pouvoir exploiter ses proprietes electrooptiques dans l'avenir.

  4. Photosensibilite et ecriture de guides d'ondes dans les couches minces de verre de chalcogenures

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    Ho, Nicolas

    Les travaux presentes portent sur le developpement de dispositifs plans a base de verre de chalcogenures. Les verres de la famille As-S-Se sont utilises, et en particulier l'As2S 3. Les verres de chalcogenures sont des semiconducteurs amorphes qui sont tres interessants du point de vue de l'optique dans le proche infrarouge. La formation de guides auto-inscrits dans des couches minces d'As2S3 est etudiee experimentalement et numeriquement. La grande photosensibilite de ce verre mene a de nouveaux comportements de formation qui sont demontres. L'auto-inscription est aussi utilisee pour caracteriser la photosensibilite des couches minces de verre de chalcogenures dans le proche infrarouge, ce qui est un probleme majeur pour le developpement de dispositifs d'optique non lineaire a base de ces materiaux. Differentes caracteristiques de cette photosensibilite sont mises en evidences, comme la presence d'un seuil en intensite, entre autres. Finalement, une application des verres de chalcogenures est presentee: la fabrication de matrices de guides d'ondes (waveguide arrays) a l'aide d'une technique holographique novatrice.

  5. CONTRIBUTION A L’ETUDE DES PROPRIETES OPTIQUES DES COUCHES MINCES DE SILICIUM AMORPHE HYDROGENE

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    K MELLASSI

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Le présent travail est essentiellement consacré à l'étude de quelques propriétés optiques de couches minces de silicium amorphe hydrogéné (a-Si:H préparées par la technique de pulvérisation cathodique radiofréquence. Il s'agit précisément d'examiner séparément l'influence de la pression partielle d'hydrogène lors du dépôt et l'effet d'un recuit thermique classique post-dépôt sur les principales grandeurs optiques des couches telles que l'indice de réfraction, le gap optique et l'énergie d'Urbach. On montre que les faibles pressions d'hydrogène permettent une saturation des liaisons pendantes dans le matériau, alors que les fortes doses conduisent à la création de nouveaux défauts. On montre aussi qu'un recuit thermique à température moyenne permet une nette amélioration de la qualité structurale des couches déposées.

  6. Oxydation alcaline de l'eau sur des couches minces de Li-Co3O4 préparées par décomposition thermique

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    Aït Addi, A.; Douch, J.; Hamdani, M.

    1999-07-01

    An electrode kinetic study of oxygen evolution has been made on thin films of Li-Co3O4 in varying KOH concentrations. The Tafel slopes obtained by steady-state current-potentiel measurements were close to (2.3 RT/ F) V per decade on these oxides. The reaction order with respect to OH- was found to be approximately 1.7. The oxygen evolution performance was found to increase with increase in Li content. A suitable mechanism involving a monoelectronic transfer reaction in a quasi-equilibrium condition prior to a rate-determining step which involve peroxide ion has been suggested. L'étude cinétique de la réaction de dégagement de l'oxygène est effectuée sur des films minces de Li-Co3O4 à différentes concentrations en KOH. Les pentes de Tafel obtenues à partir des courbes intensité-potentiel à l'état stationnaire sont proches de (2,3 RT/ F) V par décade. L'ordre de la réaction par rapport à OH- est égal à 1,7. Les performances vis à vis du dégagement de l'oxygène sur ces films augmentent avec la teneur en lithium dans ces oxydes.Tenant compte des données précédentes, un mécanisme mettant en jeu une réaction de transfert monoélectronique avant l'étape limitante a été proposé.

  7. Etude Des Caractéristiques Structurelles Des Couches Minces De ZnO. Application à une Cellule Photovoltaïque.

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    MERABET, Yassamina

    2014-01-01

    De nos jours les cellules solaires à couches minces sont de plus en plus utilisées essentiellement à raison de leur faible coût. Durant ces dernières décennies les performances de ces cellules ont été nettement améliorées. Dans le présent travail, nous avons fait une étude analytique sur les paramètres (caractéristiques) structurels des couches minces d’Oxyde de Zinc (ZnO) réalisées par la pulvérisation cathodique. Nous avons simulé une cellule solaire à l’aide d’un logiciel (SCAPS1-D) afin d...

  8. Propriétés structurales et électrochimiques de couches minces de V2O5 élaborées par dépôt chimique de couches atomiques en phase vapeur (ALCVD)

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    Mantoux, A.; Badot, J.-C.; Baffier, N.; Farcy, J.; Pereira-Ramos, J.-P.; Lincot, D.; Groult, H.

    2002-04-01

    Les couches minces de V2O5 ont été élaborées par dépôt chimique de couches atomiques en phase vapeur (ALCVD). La diffraction des rayons X a mis en évidence le phénomène d'orientation préférentielle selon l'axe cristallographique c de V2O5 déposé sur le substrat titane. La microscopie électronique à transmission a permis de visualiser un grain de V2O5 ainsi que l'interface avec le substrat. La spectroscopie de photoélectrons induits par rayons X a permis de montrer que les couches directement issues de la synthèse par ALCVD (sans recuit ultérieur) sont partiellement réduites, de l'ordre de 10 % de V^{4+} en surface. Les mesures électrochimiques ont montré que les couches minces de V2O5, obtenues sur le support titane, étaient de très bonne qualité en terme de réversibilité, de cyclabilité et de bilan faradique (0,92 F/mol pour un potentiel d'arrêt de 3 volts et 1,6 F/mol pour un potentiel d'arrêt de 2,2 volts vs Li/Li^+).

  9. Effet magnéto-optique et optique des couches minces à base de ...

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    Cette étude a pour but la mesure des effets magnéto-optiques (rotation Faraday) en fonction du champ magnétique appliqué et en fonction de la longueur d'onde, ainsi que la mesure de la transmittance (effet optique) des couches minces à base de ferrite de cobalt. Les résultats montrent une forte rotation Faraday ...

  10. Conception et dimensionnement de Systèmes Photovoltaïques : introduction des Modules PV en couches minces dans le logiciel PVsyst

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    Mermoud, André

    2005-01-01

    Les nouvelles générations de capteurs photovoltaïques en couches minces (capteurs au silicium amorphe, et autres technologies CIS, CdTe, etc), apparaissent progressivement sur le marché. Certes, ces capteurs présentent des performances (en termes d'efficacité) inférieures aux capteurs classiques, constitués de tranches de silicium mono- ou poly-cristallin. Ils nécessitent donc de plus grandes surfaces de captage pour la même puissance installée. Cependant, leurs techniques de fabrication prés...

  11. Comportement à la corrosion de couches minces nano structurées ...

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    Nous avons élaboré par pulvérisation cathodique magnétron DC des couches minces nano structurées en alliages de fer–Silicium Fe1-xSix. Le comportement à la corrosion en milieu chloruré (H2O - 3,2 g/l NaCl) a été analysé. Nous avons constaté que les meilleures performances électrochimiques sont obtenues pour les ...

  12. Étude de la microstructure de couches minces par diffraction des rayons X : description analytique des profils de raie

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    Boulle, A.; Guinebretière, R.; Dauger, A.

    2004-11-01

    Nous proposons un modèle cinématique permettant de décrire de façon analytique les profils de raie de diffraction des rayons X de couches minces épitaxiées. Comparé aux modèles analytiques existant, celui-ci permet de prendre en compte plusieurs types de défauts simultanément, notamment la rugosité du substrat, celle de la surface de la couche, et les fluctuations aléatoires (cumulatives ou non) de distance interréticulaire. Cette description peut s'appliquer aux cas de couches minces nanométriques (de quelques dizaines de nanomètres à quelques centaines de nanomètres) ainsi qu'aux couches ultra-minces (quelques Ångstroms). Les profils de raie sont affectés différemment selon la nature des défauts présents, ce qui permet d'envisager l'application de ce modèle pour la détermination quantitative des propriétés microstructurales des couches de façon simple et routinière.

  13. The thin layer technique and its application to electron microscopy; La technique des couches minces et son application a la microscopie electronique

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    Ranc, G. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1957-10-15

    This work deals with the technique of thin layers obtained by evaporation under vacuum, in the thickness range extending from a few monoatomic layers to several hundred angstroms. The great theoretical and practical interest of these layers has, it is well known, given rise to many investigations from Faraday onwards. Within the necessarily restricted limits of this study, we shall approach the problem more particularly from the point of view of: - their production; - their use in electron microscopy. A critical appraisal is made, in the light of present-day knowledge, based on our personal experience and on an extensive bibliography which we have collected on the subject. (author) [French] Le present travail concerne la technique des couches minces obtenues par evaporation sous vide, dans le domaine d'epaisseur qui s'etend de quelques couches monoatomiques a plusieurs centaines d'angstroms. L'interet theorique et pratique considerable de ces couches a suscite, comme on sait, de nombreux travaux depuis Faraday. Dans le cadre necessairement restreint de cette these, nous aborderons plus particulierement le point de vue de: - leur obtention; - leur utilisation en microscopie electronique. Il s'agit d'une mise au point critique, a la lumiere des connaissances actuelles, appuyee sur notre experience personnelle et sur une importante bibliographie, qu'il nous a ete donne de reunir a ce sujet. (auteur)

  14. Etude des propriétés magnéto-optiques des couches minces à base ...

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    Etude des propriétés magnéto-optiques des couches minces à base de ferrite de cobalt obtenues par voie sol-gel. ... Les courbes obtenues à la longueur d'onde de 820 nm présentent des cycles d'hystérésis avec des rotations rémanentes de 40, 60 et 81°/cm. Ces résultats présentent une excellente rotation Faraday de ...

  15. Couches minces supraconductrices à haute température critique pour l'électronique

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    Guilloux-Viry, M.; Perrin, A.

    1998-08-01

    High critical temperature superconductors (HTCS) are very promising for applications in microelectronics due to the control of high quality epitaxial thin films, in spite of a number of specific constraints. Active and passive devices are already available in various laboratories, prooving that applications are actually expected soon. We report here on the interest of HTCS thin films, on preparation processes including materials and substrates choice, and also on characterization methods which are required in order to chek the quality of the samples. Finally some illustrative examples of applications are presented. Les supraconducteurs à haute température critique ouvrent des perspectives prometteuses dans le domaine de l'électronique en raison de la maîtrise de la croissance de films minces de haute qualité cristalline et physique, malgré des difficultés spécifiques. Des dispositifs, aussi bien actifs que passifs, commencent à être réalisés dans divers laboratoires, montrant que des applications peuvent être effectivement envisagées à relativement court terme.

  16. Comportement à la corrosion intrinsèque de couches minces à base ...

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    Mo, le Mg et les Terres rares Y et Gd. Le réacteur de pulvérisation ... dépôts réalisés sur substrat en verre servent pour la caractérisation de leur .... en Terres rares. Ceci pourrait s'expliquer par la différence de rayon atomique entre ces deux terres rares et celui de l'Al pur. (rY = 0,177 nm, rGd = 0,178 nm et. rAl = 0,143 nm).

  17. Obtention de couches minces texturées de MoSe2 à partir de feuillets de Mo et de Te

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    Ouadah, A.; Pouzet, J.; Bemede, J. C.

    1993-01-01

    A process to obtain textured MoSe2 thin films is described. The films are obtained by annealing Mo and Te constituents, in thin films form, under Te and/or Se pressure. The films have been investigated by XPS analysis, X-ray analysis, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and optical and electrical measurements. Stoichiometric and textured MoSe2 thin films can be obtained. Measurements show that the thin films have better cristalline, optical and electrical properties than these of MoSe2 thin films obtained previously. Une méthode d'obtention de couches minces texturées de MoSe2 a été mise au point. Ces couches sont obtenues à partir de feuillets de Mo et de Te successivement superposés, puis traitées thermiquement en présence de vapeur de Te et/ou Se. Les couches obtenues sont étudiées par spectroscopie de photoélectrons (XPS), diffraction de rayons X, microscopie à balayage (MEB), microscopie électronique à transmission (MET) et par mesures optiques et électriques. Les. résultats montrent que des couches minces stcechiométriques et texturées de MoSe2 peuvent être obtenues. Leurs propriétés cristallines sont supérieures à celles obtenues antérieurement comme en témoignent les diagrammes de diffraction des rayons X ainsi que les caractéristiques optiques et électriques.

  18. Diagnostic du plasma d'ablation laser pour lacroissance de couches minces

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    Basillais, A.; Benzerga, R.; Le Menn, E.; Mathias, J.; Boulmer-Leborgne, C.; Perrière, J.

    2003-06-01

    Dans ce travail, nous nous sommes intéressés à la croissance de films de nitrure d'aluminium par ablation laser d'une cible d'aluminium assistée par un plasma d'azote créé par une décharge RF. Parallèlement, la spectroscopie d'émission a été largement utilisée pour le diagnostic de la plume plasma et du plasma de décharge RF afin de trouver des informations permettant de suivre le phénomène de croissance et qui seraient la signature d'un film de bonne stœchiométrie et qualité cristalline ou son contraire. Ainsi, l'étude de l'émission de la raie d'oxygène à 777nm dans le plasma d'ablation laser a permis d'expliquer le mécanisme de contamination des films par l'oxygène. De la même façon, nous nous sommes intéressés à l'émission de l'azote atomique dans la plume plasma et proche du substrat, dans la zone sombre où ces espèces participent directement à la croissance du film. Ainsi l'étude parallèle de l'influence des paramètres expérimentaux sur la qualité des films et sur la composition du plasma nous a permis d'optimiser le dispositif expérimental.

  19. Le dépôt de diamant en couche mince et ses applications Thin-Layer Diamond Depositing and Its Applications

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    Bertrand A.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Nous avons cherché à faire le point sur la fabrication de couches minces de diamant qui, après avoir été très étudiée aux États-Unis vers la fin des années 1950, a fait l'objet d'une percée technologique soviétique en 1977. Celle-ci utilise l'effet solvant de l'hydrogène mélangé à un peu de méthane. Transformé en hydrogène atomique par décharge électrique, il interdit le dépôt de graphite et par conséquent permet seulement celui du diamant. Ce résultat est riche d'applications prometteuses en mécanique, en optique, en électronique. . . et constitue un élément clé pour la recherche spatiale. Les Japonais ont mis cinq ans pour réagir et les Américains cinq autres années. Mais ces derniers espèrent refaire leur retard grâce au programme Diamond Technology Initiative établi dans le cadre de l'initiative de Défense Stratégique (Guerre des Étoiles. Les retombées de ces travaux devraient concerner l'industrie pétrolière (paliers, trépans, capteurs en milieu extrême. This article reviews the depositing of diamond thin layers. After much research had been done on this technique in the United States in the late 1950s, a technological breakthrough was made by the Soviets in 1977. This breakthrough uses the solventeffect of hydrogen mixed with a bit of methane. This is transformed into atomic hydrogen by an electric discharge, thus preventing graphite from being deposited and hence enabling only diamond to be deposited. This achievement has a wealth of promising applications in mechanics, optics, electronics, etc. It is also a key element for space research. The Japanese took five years to react and the Americans another five years. But these latter hope to make up for lost time with the Diamond Technology Initiativepromoted within the framework of the Strategic Defense Initiative ( star wars . The fallouts from this research should involve the petroleum industry (bearings, drill bits, sensors in extreme

  20. Formalisme rationnel le la méthode de détermination des contraintes résiduelles par diffraction des rayons X: application aux couches minces et multicouches

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    Badawi , K.; Kahloun , C.; Grilhé , J.

    1993-01-01

    L'utilisation du formalisme rationnel dans la méthode de détermination des contraintes résiduelles par diffraction des rayons X améliore la rigueur, la précision et l'élégance mathématique de la méthode. Elle permet d'éviter les approximations faites dans le formalisme conventionnel, et apporte des corrections qui dépassent 15 % dans certains cas de couches minces et de multicouches.

  1. Etude des transistors MOSFET à barrière Schottky, à canal Silicium et Germanium sur couches minces

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    Hutin , Louis

    2010-01-01

    Until the early 2000’s Dennard’s scaling rules at the transistor level have enabled to achieve a performance gain while still preserving the basic structure of the MOSFET building block from one generation to the next. However, this conservative approach has already reached its limits as shown by the introduction of channel stressors for the sub-130 nm technological nodes, and later high-k/metal gate stacks for the sub-65 nm nodes. Despite the introduction of high-k gate dielectrics, constrai...

  2. Alliages magnétiques FePd et FePt en couches minces sous contrainte épitaxiale : mise en ordre en température et propriétés magnétiques

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    Arenal de La Concha, R.; Schuster, I.; Halley, D.; Marty, A.; Bayle-Guillemaud, P.

    2002-07-01

    In order to increase the storage capacities of the media of magnetic recording one seeks to decrease the size of the magnetic fields which carry information. The growth of thin layers of magnetic alloys in ordered phases makes it possible to plan structures with very strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, necessary to obtain stable fields in spite of their reduced size. We studied, thanks to an original device of in temperature X-rays diffraction, the ordering of FePd layers or FePt deposited by MBE in different states of initial order and constraint, then submitted to heat treatment. The ordering occured along the growth axis. The structure of the layers is very inhomogeneous: not ordered and ordered domains coexist, with or without defect in the stacking of the L10 phase, even domains of other phases. The small zones, which have been ordered during the growth, do not seem to take part in the development of the long range order during the treatment. The evolution of the ordered fraction is identical whatever the imposed state of epitaxial stress. Modifications of the experimental conditions make it possible from now to plan more systematic measurements with a temperature history more rigorous in order to confirm these observations. Afin d'augmenter les capacités de stockage des media d'enregistre ment magnétique, on cherche à diminuer la taille des domaines magnétiques qui portent l'information. L'élaboration de couches minces d'alliages magnétiques dans des phases ordonnées permet d'envisager des structures à très forte anisotropie magnétique perpendiculaire, nécessaire pour obtenir des domaines stables malgré leur taille réduite. Nous avons étudié, grâce à un dispositif original de diffraction X en température, la mise en ordre de couches FePd ou FePt déposées par MBE dans des états différents d'ordre initial et de contrainte. La mise en ordre se fait selon l'axe de croissance. La structure des couches est très inhomogène : coexistent

  3. Influence de l\\'addition d\\'inhibiteurs azotés sur le comportement ...

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    Influence de l\\'addition d\\'inhibiteurs azotés sur le comportement électrochimique et métallurgique de fontes au chrome-nickel (pompes d\\'extraction) en milieu ... en évidence l\\'existence d\\'un film très mince à la surface de la fonte Fa et d\\'une couche épaisse et poreuse de produits de corrosion à la surface de la fonte Fb.

  4. Étude de la cinétique de croissance des couches minces de sulfure d'argent préparées par dépôt chimique en solution

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    Meherzi Maghraoui, H.; Cowache, P.; Lincot, D.; Dachraoui, M.

    1999-02-01

    The growth kinetics of silver sulfide films chemically deposited from aqueous silver nitrate-thiourea solutions at pH around 9 is studied as a function of the concentrations in solution, temperature (40 to 80 °C) and hydrodynamic regime. It is found that the growth takes place in a narrow pH window (8.8 to 9.4). It is activated by temperature with an apparent activation energy of 20.4 kJ.mol-1, which is coherent with a diffusion control evidenced by experiments at different hydrodynamic regimes. The overall rate equation has been determined. The ultimate thickness of the films (around 1-2 microns) is actually limited by a parasitic process attributed to unsticking. Cette étude concerne la croissance de couches minces de sulfure d'argent par dépôt chimique en solution (C.B.D) en présence de nitrate d'argent et de thiourée dans des conditions de pH légèrement basique (pH = 9) et à une température comprise entre (40 et 80 °C). L'équation de vitesse globale a été établie dans la fenêtre expérimentale de croissance. Le mécanisme réactionnel est sous contrôle diffusionnel avec une énergie d'activation apparente de 20,4 kJ.mol-1 et met probablement en jeu des étapes élémentaires. La croissance s'effectue en parallèle avec la réaction de précipitation en phase homogène. L'épaisseur des films peut atteindre 1,6 micron. Elle est actuellement limitée par un phénomène attribué à un décollement du substrat.

  5. Méthodes d'accès basées sur le codage réseau couche physique

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    BUI, Huyen Chi

    2012-01-01

    Dans le domaine des réseaux satellitaires, l'apparition de terminaux interactifs à bas-prix nécessite le développement et la mise en œuvre de protocoles d'accès multiple capables de supporter différents profils d'utilisateurs. En particulier, l'Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA) et le centre d'étude spatial allemand (DLR) ont récemment proposé des protocoles d'accès aléatoires basés sur le codage réseau couche physique et l'élimination itérative des interférences pour résoudre en partie le prob...

  6. Mesure par diffraction des rayons X des microdéformations dans des films minces texturés d'Au

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    Durand , N.; Bimbault , L.; Badawi , K.; Goudeau , Ph.

    1994-01-01

    Cette étude présente une analyse des microdéformations dans des films minces de 150 nm d'Au texturé. En appliquant la méthode de la "largeur intégrale" connue et employée dans les matériaux massifs, nous avons montré sa faisabilité et son intérêt dans le cas de couches minces. Ainsi, en relation avec la méthode de mesure des contraintes par diffraction des rayons X, elle a permis de mettre en évidence des effets importants des conditions opératoires sur la microstructure des films....

  7. Ecriture directe de circuits optiques plans dans des couches minces de silice sur silicium par ablation au laser de dioxyde de carbone

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    Ozcan, Lutfu Celebi

    Passive components used in integrated optics have been a subject of extensive research in the last few years. The fabrication of optical planar waveguides is mainly done by lithography which includes several chemical processes and the use of photo-masks. However, this fabrication technique requires a significant investment in infrastructure since specialized installations are necessary to carry out the processing using several sequential steps. Other emergent techniques of direct laser writing have to some extent addressed the issue of reducing the number of steps involved. Silica is one of the materials most used for manufacturing optical planar circuits. Silica has a strong absorption at 10,6 mum which is the wavelength of the CO2 laser. The goal of this thesis is to show the possibility of manufacturing optical waveguides by a new technique based on a direct writing scheme using CW CO2 laser, in silica thin films on silicon deposited by PECVD. Instead of writing the waveguide by changing the refractive index of the material, this new technique ablates by the laser adjacent grooves on both sides of what becomes the core of the waveguide. The width and the depth of these grooves can be controlled by modifying the spatial profile of the laser beam and by altering the experimental parameters such as the irradiated power and the writing speed. The zone thermally affected by the laser was studied and the results showed a decrease in the refractive index of the glass close to the guiding layer. The waveguides fabricated in a few seconds by this technique, are thus buried and exhibit low insertion losses. The experimental results and simulations obtained by the Beam Propagation Method (BPM) lead us to the optimization of the direct writing process using a CO2 laser to fabricate waveguides and thus allow the manufacturing of a 1 x 4 power splitter based on the multimode interferences principle. The optical performances of the power splitter are comparable with devices produced commercially. The direct CO2 laser writing scheme is very promising and attractive as it is potentially able to eliminate a large number of processing steps required for manufacturing waveguides, as well as in reducing the manufacturing time by a significant amount.

  8. IMPACT DE TROIS METHODES DE CONSERVATION SUR LES ...

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    bidons stérilisés sans chaux a permis d'avoir, après 8 mois de conservation, des taux de germination de. 85 et 86 %, respectivement au .... d'harmattan et battus le quatrième jour pour l'égrenage. Les semences ainsi obtenues ont été étalées en mince couches sur des claies placées sous abris. Elles y ont été séchées en.

  9. Effet de la température de fabrication sur les propriétés structurales et morphologiques des couches épaisses de In2S3 ``spray"

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    Bouguila, N.; Bouzouita, H.; Lacaze, E.; Belhadj Amara, A.; Bouchriha, H.; Dhouib, A.

    1997-08-01

    We have investigated the substrate temperature effect on structural and morphological properties of thick layers deposited on glass substrate by spray method. X-ray diffraction has shown that the In2S3 is the main phase present in these films and that the structure and the allotropic form of this phase are affected by the substrate temperature. Analysis of these layers by Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM) and by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) revealed that a best crystallinity and homogeneity are approximately obtained for T_s = 613 K. Nous avons étudié l'effet de la température du substrat sur les propriétés structurales et morphologiques de couches de In2S3 déposées sur des lames de verre par la méthode de spray. La diffraction des rayons X a montré que L'In2S3 est la phase principale présente dans ces films et que la structure et la forme allotropique de cette phase sont affectées par la température du substrat. L'analyse de ces couches par Microscopie Électronique à Balayage (MEB) et par Microscopie à Force Atomique (MFA) a montré qu'une meilleure cristallinité et une meilleure homogénéité sont obtenues pour des températures du substrat voisines de 613 K.

  10. Effets de l'interaction avec l'oxygène sur le comportement de couches semi-conductrices de ZnO, SnO{2} et CdSe

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    Ain-Souya, A.; Ghers, M.; Haddad, A.; Tebib, W.; Rehamnia, R.; Messsalhi, A.; Bounouala, M.; Djouama, M. C.

    2005-05-01

    Les propriétés superficielles des matériaux solides diffèrent de celles du volume. A la surface, des défauts de différentes natures peuvent être présents. Ils permettent à la surface d'être interactive avec le milieu ambiant. Les multiples interactions entre les états de surface et des éléments du milieu extérieur peuvent modifier les propriétés superficielles. Ce travail étudie la régénération de couches semi-conductrices après adsorption isotherme d'oxygène à différentes températures effectuées entre 20 ° C et 300 ° C. Les matériaux qui ont servi à l'étude sont des couches de ZnO, SnO{2} et CdSe. Celles de CdSe ont été obtenues par co-évaporation, sous vide, de cadmium et de sélénium. Les échantillons de ZnO et SnO{2} ont été élaborés par oxydation, à des températures respectives de 450 ° C et 200 ° , de Zn et Sn déposés par électrolyse et par évaporation sous vide. Les matériaux évaporés ont été déposés sur des plaquettes en verre, les autres ont été électrodéposés sur des substrats métalliques. Les variations des propriétés électriques des couches ont été suivies par mesure de leur résistance électrique superficielle R. Les courbes LogR = f (103 /T (K)), relevées sous vide à différentes températures, sont caractéristiques d'un comportement de semi-conducteur. Des essais d'adsorption d'O{2} à différentes températures montrent des variations considérables de R. En effet, la chimisorption forte d'un gaz par une surface semi-conductrice est telle que l'échange électronique entre adsorbant et adsorbat provoque la formation d'une zone de charge d'espace modifiant la conduction superficielle. Les résultats mettent en évidence des domaines de température de plus haute sensibilité à l'oxygène. Pour le CdSe, certaines désorptions isothermes ont été suffisantes pour une régénération totale des échantillons. Les couches de ZnO ont souvent nécessité des désorptions programm

  11. Substitutions anioniques et cationiques de films minces d'orthoferrite de lanthane LaFeO 3 élaborés par pulvérisation cathodique magnétron

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    HAYE, Emile

    2016-01-01

    RésuméLes travaux de thèse ont porté sur la substitution cationique et anionique du composé LaFeO3, élaboré en couche mince par pulvérisation cathodique magnétron réactive (deux cibles métalliques et mélange gazeux Ar+O2). La première partie de la thèse est consacrée à la substitution du lanthane par d'autres terres rares plus petites : Praséodyme, Néodyme et Samarium. Les quatre pérovskites LaFeO3, PrFeO3, NdFeO3 et SmFeO3 ont donc été synthétisées et caractérisées (caractérisations optiques...

  12. Scaling CouchDB

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    2011-01-01

    This practical guide offers a short course on scaling CouchDB to meet the capacity needs of your distributed application. Through a series of scenario-based examples, this book lets you explore several methods for creating a system that can accommodate growth and meet expected demand. In the process, you learn about several tools that can help you with replication, load balancing, clustering, and load testing and monitoring. Apply performance tips for tuning your databaseReplicate data, using Futon and CouchDB's RESTful interfaceDistribute CouchDB's workload through load balancingLearn option

  13. Electrochemical studies of iron/carbonates system applied to the formation of thin layers of siderite on inert substrates; Etudes electrochimiques du systeme fer/carbonates appliquees a la formation de couches minces de siderite sur des substrats inertes

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    Ithurbide, A. [CEA Saclay, Dept. de Physico-Chimie (DEN/DPC/SECR/L3MR), 91 - Gif sur Yvette (France); Peulon, S. [Univ. d' Evry-val-d' Essonne, UMR 8587, CNRS, 91 - Evry (France); Mandin, Ph. [Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP), UMR 7575, 75 - Paris (France); Beaucaire, C. [CEA Saclay, Dept. de Physico-Chimie (DEN/DPC/SECR/L3MR), 91 - Gif sur Yvette (France); Chausse, A. [Univ. d' Evry-val-d' Essonne, UMR 8587, CNRS, 91 - Evry (France)

    2007-07-01

    In order to understand the complex mechanisms of the reactions occurring, a methodology is developed. It is based on the use of compounds electrodeposited under the form of thin layers and which are used then as electrodes to study their interactions with the toxic species. It is in this framework that is studied the electrodeposition of siderite on inert substrates. At first, have been studied iron electrochemical systems in carbonated solutions. These studies have been carried out with classical electrochemical methods (cyclic voltametry, amperometry) coupled to in-situ measurements: quartz microbalance, pH. Different compounds have been obtained under the form of homogeneous and adherent thin layers. The analyses of these depositions, by different ex-situ characterizations (XRD, IR, SEM, EDS..) have revealed particularly the presence of siderite. Then, the influence of several experimental parameters (substrate, potential, medium composition, temperature) on the characteristics of siderite thin layers has been studied. From these experimental results, models have been proposed. (O.M.)

  14. Study of magnetic thin films by polarized neutron reflectivity. Off-specular diffusion on periodical structures; Etude de couches minces magnetiques par reflectivite de neutrons polarises. Diffusion non speculaire sur des structures periodiques

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    Ott, F

    1998-11-26

    Theoretical (Zeeman energy effects) and experimental (beam polarisation problems) progress have been made in the understanding of polarized neutron reflectivity with polarisation analysis. It has been shown that modelization and numerical simulations makes it possible to avoid to have to systematically measure a full set of reflectivity curves for each field and temperature condition. It has been possible to determine a magnetic profile as a function of the field in a magnetic bilayer system by using only a few points in the reciprocal space. This technique allows to considerable reduce the experiment time. In single nickel layer systems, we have shown that it is possible to induce magnetic rotation inhomogeneities when these systems are subjects to deformation strains. The effect are related to magneto-elastic constants gradients. In trilayer systems, with a ME constant modulation, we have been able to induce large magnetic rotation gradients. A new magneto-optic technique to measure the magnetization direction without rotating the magnetic field has been developed. The field of neutron reflectivity has been extended to off-specular studies. It has been possible to account quantitatively of the off-specular diffusion on 2-D model systems (prepared by optical lithography). This new technique should make it possible in the future to determine magnetic structures with a in-depth as well as lateral resolution. (author)

  15. Manipulation de molécules organiques sur couches ultra-minces semi-isolantes et plots métalliques pour la fabrication de circuits moléculaires

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    Yengui, Mayssa

    2014-01-01

    For the fabrication of molecular circuitsThe overall objective of this thesis is to study the growth of individual cobalt silicide (CoSi2) dots combined with a semi-insulating hydrogenated silicon surface (Si(100):H) to create a controlled and suitable environment for the interconnection of functionalized molecules, the premises to molecular circuits. This study, related to the context of the bottom-up molecular electronics, is performed using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) at low temp...

  16. Superheroes on the Couch

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    White, Walter; Fernandez, Hilda; Green, Larry; Kingsbury, Paul; Adleman, Dan

    2014-01-01

    Drawing on psychoanalysis and critical theory, we explore some aspects of the human fascination with superheroes. From the traditional to the unconventional, as well as from the stars to the sidekicks, this panel will place some superheroes on the couch to freely speak about how society uses and produces super heroism.

  17. On Minc's sheltered middle path

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    Repovš, Dušan; Rosicki, Witold; Virk, Žiga; Zastrow, Andreas

    2012-01-01

    This paper shows that a construction, which was introduced by Piotr Minc in connection with a problem that came from Helly type theorems and that allows to replace three PL-arcs with a "sheltered middle path", can in the case of general (non-PL) paths result in the topologist's sine curve.

  18. Intellectual Couch Potato?

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    Mason, Diana S.

    2002-08-01

    What does this say for where we've been and where we're going? The Information Age has brought us closer together. I know more about more people and events than I have ever known. I see this as a good thing. It is easy to keep in touch with friends. It is easy to buy and sell over the Internet, to seek answers on various questions, to gather facts, to improve your mind, etc. However, Joshua Benton of The Dallas Morning News1 cites a U.S. Department of Education report as stating, "Too many teachers make it into American classrooms without knowing the material they're teaching...". This concerns me greatly. With all the advantages afforded to us in an affluent society, then how/why can this be true? Other things in the report mentioned by Benton include (1) criticism of the states for setting low standards for new teachers; (2) colleges of education spending too much time on classroom management and teaching techniques and not enough on subject area content in mathematics, literature, and science; and (3) a call to the states to make it easier for professionals to switch careers into teaching through alternative programs. On the other side of the debate, how can 3 4 months of training in an alternative program bring successful teaching practices into the classroom? Yes, we need more teachers, especially in mathematics and science. Getting the content to these prospective teachers is not a problem. There is the Web, there are many online courses available (more on the way) both in subject areas and pedagogy, and the number of conferences and workshops offered abound. The following pages go into great depth regarding all the wonderful talks, workshops, and entertaining events that you can attend at the Fall 2002, ACS National Meeting, August 18 20. However, you've got to get off the couch and attend! The High School Program is Monday, August 19, from 8:30 until 3:00 at the Park Plaza Hotel. Preregistration is $30. Mahatma Gandhi said, "Live as if you were to die

  19. Analyse de Cycle de Vie appliquée à un chantier d'entretien routier sur la RN 76. Evaluation technique et environnementale d'une couche de liaison d'enrobé bitumineux pour différents taux de recyclage. Inventaire de Cycle de Vie de la couche de liaison

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    Jullien , Agnès; Moneron , Pierre; Ventura , Anne; Legret , Michel; Demare , Dominique; De La Roche , Chantal; Schemid , Michel; Lachet , Céline; Gaillard , David; Oudin , Jack; Jacques , Jean-Pierre; Odie , Lionel; Meriel , Bernard; Boittin , Régis; Cabannes , Hervé

    2006-01-01

    Le concept de développement durable amène à favoriser les pratiques de recyclage des déchets issus de la route. Cependant, la généralisation de ces pratiques amène des interrogations en matière de protection de l'environnement, nécessitant de conduire des évaluations techniques et environnementales couplées. La méthodologie normalisée d'analyse de cycle de vie (ACV) est adaptée à cette double approche. Une expérimentation a été réalisée en septembre 2001 sur la chaussée de la RN 76, en appliq...

  20. Development of forage cryo minced fish technology

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    Titova S. A.

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available The technology of grinding the frozen fish raw material using the useful model of a piston-type extrusion plant with cold working bodies for fodder minced fish (cryo minced fish feed by the method of cryoextrusion has been developed. The possibility of replacing the standard manufacturing operations (defrosting and subsequent grinding of raw materials to the one (cryoextrusion has been substantiated. The optimal shape of holes of the die for forcing the raw material has been determined in the form of "hourglass", the hole diameter is 7 mm, the length of the process of pushing is 40 s. It has been established that the finished product (cryo minced fish feed has a homogeneous grinding, juicy, crumbly texture, the temperature in the thickness of the product is equal to the temperature of the raw material before processing (–18 °C. The technological scheme of producing the minced fish feed by the method of cryoextrusion has been developed. Researching the chemical composition of fish and feed of mince produced by the traditional and developed methods it has been established that protein content in the cryo minced fish feed remains unchanged. The amino acid composition of cryo minced fish feed has been determined, the amount of essential amino acids is 365.6 mg/g of protein. In the proteins of the cryo minced fish feed methionine has been contained in the minimum quantity (10.0 mg/g protein and in the maximum – serine (155.3 mg/g protein. In the protein of the cryo minced fish feed the only limiting amino acid is methionine. The coefficient of rationality of the cryo minced fish feed whiting is equal to 0.33. The product is not toxic, is not subject to contamination with dangerous microorganisms, has high biological value, contains necessary in animal nutrition mineral elements, the energy value per 100 g of the product is 87 kcal. The combination of the processes of cryoextrusion and lyophilization allows to obtain a new food product with high

  1. La destruction de la couche d'ozone

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    Mahieu, Emmanuel; Theate, Pascal; Brahy, Vincent

    2007-01-01

    L’ozone (O3) est présent dans l’atmosphère terrestre en quantité limitée, avec un maximum de concentration entre 15 et 50 km d’altitude. Cette molécule y joue un rôle essentiel en filtrant les rayons solaires ultraviolets dont les effets sur les êtres vivants peuvent être nocifs. L’influence des activités humaines sur la couche d’ozone stratosphérique s’est manifestée dès le début des années 1980, principalement au dessus de l’Antarctique, où une baisse significative de la quantité totale d’o...

  2. Études par diffraction haute résolution et réflectivité de films minces épitaxiés

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    Baulès, P.; Casanove, M. J.; Roucau, C.; Ousset, J. C.; Bobo, J. F.; Snoeck, E.; Magnoux, D.; Gatel, C.

    2002-07-01

    The studies we present concern the general researches involved in order to understand the growth mechanisms of thin films deposited on oriented substrates. Among the different investigation technics of the thin layers, X-ray diffraction and reflectivity will be discussed through two applications. In a first step, thediffraction presented, illustrated by reciprocal space mapping, will give information about the layer state of stress and the lattice distorsion of La{1-x}SrxMnO3 deposited on SrTiO3. The results obtained are discussed and compared to those given by electron microscopy. In a second step, we will present an application of reflectivity concerning a very roughness surface of platinum deposited on MgO showing an island growth process. We will verify that reflectivity can lead to the determination of the recovered rate of the surface, even if some problems exist in the simulation of the whole data set. Results obtained in electron microscopy will complete those issued from reflectivity. Les études que nous allons présenter sont à replacer dans le contexte général de la compréhension des mécanismes de croissance des films minces déposés sur des substrats orientés. Parmi les diverses techniques d'investigations des couches minces, la diffraction et la réflectivité des rayons X vont être abordées à travers deux applications. Nous verrons tout d'abord que la diffraction, illustrée par la cartographie en deux dimension du réseau réciproque, permet de remonter à l'état de contrainte ainsi qu'à la déformation de la maille de La{1-x}SrxMnO3 déposé sur SrTiO3. Les résultats déduits de ces mesures seront discutés et comparés à ceux obtenus en microscopie électronique. Dans la suite de l'article, nous verrons une des applications de la réflectivité, sur une surface très perturbée de platine déposé sur MgO et présentant une croissance en îlots. Nous verrons que la réflectivité permet d'estimer le taux de recouvrement de la surface

  3. CouchDB the definitive guide

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    Anderson, J; Slater, Noah

    2010-01-01

    Three of CouchDB's creators show you how to use this document-oriented database as a standalone application framework or with high-volume, distributed applications. With its simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data, CouchDB is ideal for web applications that handle huge amounts of loosely structured data. That alone would stretch the limits of a relational database, yet CouchDB offers an open source solution that's reliable, scales easily, and responds quickly. CouchDB works with self-contained data that has loose or ad-hoc connections. It's a model that fits many real-world

  4. Etude des propriétés physiques des couches minces de ZnO ...

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    In this work, thin films of ZnO intrinsic and doped Al are prepared by sol-gel technique associated with spin-coating onto glass substrates. Zinc acetate dehydrate, ethanol and mono-ethanolamine were used as a starting material, solvent and stabilizer, respectively. The structural, electrical and optical properties of the ...

  5. Comportement à la corrosion intrinsèque de couches minces à base ...

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    enhanced and the pitting corrosion potentials are shifted towards positive values. It is shown also that the coatings of Al-Mo alloy, has better electrochemical properties compared to Al-Mg, Al-Y and Al-Gd alloys. Key words: cathodic magnetron sputtering; aluminium alloys; corrosion, sacrificial anodes. Auteur correspondant: ...

  6. Comportement à la corrosion intrinsèque de couches minces à base ...

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    Afterward, classification by corrosion resistance is done for finding the potential candidates as sacrificial anodes for construction steels. It is found that intrinsic corrosion resistance is enhanced and the pitting corrosion potentials are shifted towards positive values. It is shown also that the coatings of Al-Mo alloy, has better ...

  7. 21 Effet magnéto-optique et optique des couches minces à base de ...

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    ferrofluides” pour ces liquides magnétiques. Notre travail a pour objectif, la mesure de l'effet magnéto-optique et optique de ces matériaux composites obtenus par dopage du sol-gel par ce liquide magnétique, pour des applications.

  8. Propriétés structurales, optiques et électriques des couches minces ...

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    Les proprietes structurales, optiques et electriques des echantillons monocouches dopes 0, 3 et 7 % at. cuivre ont ete analysees par diffraction des rayons X (DRX), microscopie a force atomique (AFM), la spectroscopie ellipsometrique (SE) et spectroscopie UV-Visible. La structure des films est celle d¡¦une phase anatase ...

  9. Chimpanzee 'Ham' In Biopack Couch

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    1961-01-01

    A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee 'Ham' over 640 kilometers down range in an arching trajectory that reached a peak of 254 kilometers above the Earth. The mission was successful and Ham performed his lever-pulling task well in response to the flashing light. NASA used chimpanzees and other primates to test the Mercury Capsule before launching the first American astronaut Alan Shepard in May 1961. The successful flight and recovery confirmed the soundness of the Mercury-Redstone systems.

  10. Intraurethral Injection of Autologous Minced Skeletal Muscle

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    Gräs, Søren; Klarskov, Niels; Lose, Gunnar

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: Intraurethral injection of in vitro expanded autologous skeletal muscle derived cells is a new regenerative therapy for stress urinary incontinence. We examined the efficacy and safety of a simpler alternative strategy using freshly harvested, minced autologous skeletal muscle tissue...... noted. CONCLUSIONS: Intraurethral injection of minced autologous muscle tissue is a simple surgical procedure that appears safe and moderately effective in women with uncomplicated stress urinary incontinence. It compares well to a more complicated regenerative strategy using in vitro expanded muscle...... with its inherent content of regenerative cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 and 15 women with uncomplicated and complicated stress urinary incontinence, respectively, received intraurethral injections of minced autologous skeletal muscle tissue and were followed for 1 year. Efficacy was assessed...

  11. A METHOD OF FRYING MINCED MEAT

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    2006-01-01

    A method of frying minced meat comprising the steps of providing a heated frying surface, providing a flow of discrete and separate particles of minced meat in a condition wherein the mean temperature of the flow of particles is less than 5 degrees centigrade, preferably less than 2 degrees...... centigrade and most preferably less than 0.5 degrees centigrade, and heating the discrete particles to the onset of frying conditions defined as a discernible change of the colour of the particle from the original red meat colour to a grey and brownish colour by bringing the discrete particles into contact...

  12. Optical trigger: a Cherenkov effect discriminator for high energy physics. Realisation and characterisation of thin films whose refractive index allow discrimination over a wide spectral range.; Le Trigger Optique: un discriminateur a effet Cherenkov pour la physique des particules. Realisation et caracterisation de couches minces dont l`indice de refraction autorise la discrimination sur un large domaine spectral

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    Delbart, A.

    1996-06-19

    The first part of this thesis sets the physical principles, and properties of actual Optical Triggers. For each of them, the cupel is sapphire made, and the external medium is liquid because of refractive index. The theory of Cherenkov emitted light cone explain how sapphire birefringence affects discrimination conditions.The second parts of the thesis (the main one) is focussed on study and realization of thin films for Optical Trigger. A layer characterization method has been developed by spectrophotometry, based on Perkin-Elmer laboratory device. Computerized simulation helped us to determine characteristics and limits of the studied device. (D.L.). Refs.

  13. Plotting system for the MINCS code

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    Watanabe, Tadashi

    1990-08-01

    The plotting system for the MINCS code is described. The transient two-phase flow analysis code MINCS has been developed to provide a computational tool for analysing various two-phase flow phenomena in one-dimensional ducts. Two plotting systems, namely the SPLPLOT system and the SDPLOT system, can be used as the plotting functions. The SPLPLOT system is used for plotting time transients of variables, while the SDPLOT system is for spatial distributions. The SPLPLOT system is based on the SPLPACK system, which is used as a general tool for plotting results of transient analysis codes or experiments. The SDPLOT is based on the GPLP program, which is also regarded as one of the general plotting programs. In the SPLPLOT and the SDPLOT systems, the standardized data format called the SPL format is used in reading data to be plotted. The output data format of MINCS is translated into the SPL format by using the conversion system called the MINTOSPL system. In this report, how to use the plotting functions is described. (author)

  14. Étude des couches MAC dédiées à l'UWB

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    Fofana, Nezo Ibrahim; Van den Bossche, Adrien; Val, Thierry

    2014-01-01

    National audience; La norme IEEE 802.15.4a UWB offre un moyen de communication adapté aux environnements où la localisation de noeuds mobiles par mesure de temps de vol est nécessaire, en particulier pour ses capacités à obtenir une grande précision de mesure de distance entre deux noeuds communicants. La couche physique basée sur l'hyper étalement de spectre présente des caractéristiques originales qu'il est nécessaire de prendre en compte pour proposer une couche d'accès au médium la plus a...

  15. SU-E-T-98: Dependence of Radiotherapy Couch Transmission Factors On Field Size and Couch-Isocenter Distance

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    Benhabib, S; Duan, J; Wu, X; Cardan, R; Shen, S; Huang, M; Popple, R; Brezovich, I

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: The dosimetric effect of the treatment couch is non-negligible in today's radiotherapy treatment. To accurately include couch in dose calculation, we investigated the dependence of couch transmission factors on field size and couch-isocenter distance. Methods: Couch transmission factors for Varian Exact Couch were determined by taking the ratios of ionization of a posterior-anterior beam with and without the couch in the beam path. Measurements were performed at the isocenter using a PTW cylindrical ionization chamber (Model 31030) with an Aluminum buildup cap of 1.1 cm thick for the 6 MV photon beam. Ionization readings for beam sizes ranging from 2 × 2 cm2 to 40 × 40 cm2 were taken. Transmission factors for couch-isocenter distances ranging from 3 cm to 20 cm were also investigated. Results: The couch transmission factors increased with the field size approximately in an exponential manner. For the field sizes that we tested, the transmission factor ranged from 0.976 to 0.992 for couch-isocenter distance of 3 cm. The transmission factor was also monotonically dependent on couch-isocenter separation distance, but in a lighter magnitude. For the tested couch heights, the transmission factor ranged from 0.974 – 0.972 for 2 × 2 cm2 field size and 0.992 – 0.986 for 40 × 40 cm2 field size. The dependence on couch-isocenter distance is stronger for larger field size. Conclusions: The transmission factor of a radiotherapy treatment couch increases with field size of the radiation beam and its distance from the isocenter. Such characterization of the couch transmission factor helps improve the accuracy of couch modeling for radiotherapy treatment planning

  16. Thermal gelation properties of spent hen mince and surimi.

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    Nowsad, A A; Kanoh, S; Niwa, E

    2000-01-01

    Thermal gelation properties of spent hen mince and surimi were investigated. The mince from 98-wk-old spent hens was washed two times with 0.1% NaCl. A portion of unwashed and washed mince was mixed with 4% sugar, 4% sorbitol, and 0.2% Na-tripolyphosphate to produce surimi and was kept frozen at -20 C. The mince and surimi were ground with 3% NaCl and a small amount of water to adjust the final moisture content to 80%. A 6 to 8% potato starch was mixed with some pastes. The pastes were stuffed into sausage casings and heated by one-step and two-step heating. The effects of washing, heating, and addition of ingredients on the color, composition, and functional properties of the mince and gel were compared. Washed, spent hen mince was lighter and less red in color and higher in collagen, gel strength, water-holding ability, and cooking yield than unwashed mince. The best temperature and time schedule for the gelation of spent hen mince was 90 C for 15 min in one-step heating. Heating at 100 C for 5 min after preheating at 60 to 70 C for 30 min resulted a gel with distinctly improved gel strength. Sucrose (4%), sorbitol (4%), and Na-tripolyphosphate (0.2%) improved the gel quality of nonfrozen mince but showed little cryoprotective effect against the degradation of frozen-stored product. A 6% potato starch improved the gel texture, cooking yield, and water-holding ability compared with 8% starch.

  17. Electrodeposited cadmium selenide films for solar cells; Electrodeposition de couches minces de CdSe: Application a la conversion photovoltaique

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    Bnamar, E.; Rami, M.; Fahoume, M.; Chraibi, F.; Ennaoui, A. [Universite Mohammed 5, Rabat (Morocco). Faculte des Sciences; Fahoume, M. [Universite Ibn Tofail, Faculte des Sciences, Kenitra (Morocco)

    1998-01-01

    Solar cells based on II-IV semiconductors are among the leading candidates for low-cost photovoltaic conversion of solar energy due to their high absorption coefficients and therefore the low materials consumption for their production. The synthesis of polycrystalline Cd Se thin films by cathodic electrodeposition on conducting substrates is described in this paper. Electrodeposition involves potentiostatic reduction from an acid aqueous bath. The influence of bath temperature and deposition potential on the crystallinity is discussed. For optimized deposition parameters, the XRD patterns reveal cubic and hexagonal Cd Se. Electron probe microanalysis shows an excess of Se in the samples. Photoelectrochemical studies of the films in aqueous polysulfide allowed us to determine the photovoltaic properties e.g.: semiconducting type, short-circuit current, open circuit voltage and fill factor. (authors) 5 refs.

  18. Experimental determination of thermal conductivities of dielectric thin films; Determination experimentale des conductivites thermiques de couches minces dielectriques

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    Scudeller, Y.; Hmina, N.; Lahmar, J.; Bardon, J.P. [Nantes Univ., 44 (France)

    1996-12-31

    This paper presents a method of measurement of thermal conductivity of sub-micron dielectric films in a direction perpendicular to the substrate. These films (oxides, nitrides, diamond..) are mainly used for the electrical insulation of semiconductor circuits and in optical treatments of high energy lasers. The principle of the method used and the experimental device are described. The results obtained with silicon oxides are discussed. (J.S.) 13 refs.

  19. Couches minces electrochromiques d'oxyde de tungstene dense et poreux pour des applications de controle energetique

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    Camirand, Hubert

    Nanotechnology has modified the landscape of energy generation, energy storage and energy saving devices. Architectural fenestration can extensively benefit from green nanotechnologies. Amongst them, active fenestration or "smart" windows are able to modify their coloration state upon the application of a small electrical voltage, when based on electrochromic materials. In fact, the amount of visible and near-infrared light that can penetrate through the window can be altered. Therefore, their implementation can allow for a significant reduction in energy consumption in buildings. Furthermore, the capability of optimizing indoor comfort is user-controlled, thus an additional degree of freedom is given by electrochromic-based technology. It is worth mentioning that such devices can be largely advantageous in countries with variable seasons, such as here in Canada. As a matter of fact, the large temperature difference between the hot and cold season influences the requirement of impeding or enabling visible and thermal radiation to pass through. This master's thesis is entirely devoted to tungsten trioxide (WO 3), which is the most widely studied electrochromic material. In the present case, WO3 thin films are synthesized by radiofrequency magnetron sputtering. By varying the deposition pressure and power, the porosity content/packing density of the films is modified. This work's main topic is the characterization of electrochromic samples by in situ spectroscopic ellipsometry simultaneously with the application of an electrical voltage in an aqueous electrolytic medium made of sulfuric acid (H2SO 4). The methodology developed here allows for an in-depth study of electro-active materials. To corroborate this, optical properties of WO3 are obtained for a wide range of coloration levels, and these are subsequently used to model the resulting coloration of electrochromic multilayer systems. However, the interface between the dense and porous films affects the coloration/bleaching dynamics. In this regard, interesting research avenues related to electrochromic interference filters are finally proposed.

  20. 96 Etude des propriétés magnéto-optiques des couches minces à ...

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    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 62 (1) (1986) 36-46. [2] - S. NEVEU, « Size-Selective Chemical Synthesis of Tartrate Stabilized Cobalt Ferrite Ionic Magnetic. Fluid », J. Coll. Int. Sc., Vol.255, N° 2 (2002) 293-298. [3] - R. MASSART, « Preparation of aqueous magnetic liquids in alkaline and acidic media» IEEE ...

  1. Cataract treatment: must we remain blind to couching? | Okoye ...

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    Aim: To highlight the persistence of couching as a treatment for cataract in our community and its attendant complications. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study, using hospital records of 9 patients who had undergone couching and presented at the eye clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu between ...

  2. Camera-based independent couch height verification in radiation oncology

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    Kusters, M.; Louwe, R.J.W.; Biemans-van Kastel, L.; Nieuwenkamp, H.; Zahradnik, R.; Claessen, R.; Seters, R.V.; Huizenga, H.

    2015-01-01

    For specific radiation therapy (RT) treatments, it is advantageous to use the isocenter-to-couch distance (ICD) for initial patient setup.(1) Since sagging of the treatment couch is not properly taken into account by the electronic readout of the treatment machine, this readout cannot be used for

  3. Traditional couching for cataract treatment: A cause of visual ...

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    The age range was from 43 years to 80years. The period between couching and presentation was between 3 months and 10 years. All the patients presented as a result of poor vision in the couched eyes. The complications recorded include glaucoma, optic atrophy and panuveitis. None had previous spectacle correction.

  4. Complications of traditional couching in a Nigerian local population

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    Tabic 1 Complications in couched eyes. Complications. Frequency. Percentage. Secondary glaucoma. 8. 61.54 llyphaema. 2. 15.38. Optic atrophy. 2. 15.38. Phthisical globe and total. 1. 7.69. Hyphaema. Total. 13. 100%. Table 2 Visual acuity in couched eyes at presentation. Visual acuity. No. of eyes. Percentage. NLP. 6.

  5. Arcobacter Isolation from Minced Beef Samples in Costa Rica.

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    Córdoba-Calderón, Oscar; Redondo-Solano, Mauricio; Castro-Arias, Eduardo; Arias-EchandI, María Laura

    2017-04-03

    The presence of Arcobacter spp. in minced meat (including beef) samples has been well documented in different countries, with varying frequencies. Nevertheless, the only Latin American country reporting this bacterium in minced beef samples is Mexico, with a 28.8% frequency in 2003. Previous studies in Costa Rica have demonstrated the presence of Arcobacter species in samples taken from the poultry production chain, but still there are no studies performed in bovine meat. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of this bacterium in 120 samples of minced beef acquired from the Central Valley region of Costa Rica and to describe the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of the isolates obtained. A total of 75 different Arcobacter strains were isolated from minced beef samples, for a final frequency of 48.3%. After species PCR identification, the strains were classified as A. butzleri (37.3%), A. cibarius (14.7%), A. thereius (12%), and Arcobacter spp. (36%). All samples were sensitive to gentamicin but were resistant to ampicillin, levofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and ciprofloxacin. The results obtained in this study show that the frequency of isolation of Arcobacter in minced beef samples is high and that there is a high resistance rate for antibiotics in common use. This suggests that Arcobacter represents a health risk for Costa Rica and that control measures should be developed to decrease its potential impact.

  6. Youth Homelessness and Vulnerability: How Does Couch Surfing Fit?

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    Curry, Susanna R; Morton, Matthew; Matjasko, Jennifer L; Dworsky, Amy; Samuels, Gina M; Schlueter, David

    2017-09-01

    Youth homelessness is a problem characterized by high levels of vulnerability. The extent to which couch surfing - moving from one temporary housing arrangement to another - is part of youth homelessness is not well understood. Chapin Hall's Voices of Youth Count, a national research initiative, involves a multicomponent approach to studying youth homelessness. This study reports emerging findings regarding couch surfing and homelessness primarily from a national survey of 13,113 adults with youth ages 13-25 in their households or who are themselves ages 18-25. Findings suggest that couch surfing is relatively common, particularly among the older age group. Among households with 13- to 17-year-olds and 18- to 25-year-olds, 4.0% and 20.5%, respectively, reported that any of them had couch surfed in the last 12 months. There are notable social, economic, and educational differences, on average, between youth reporting homelessness and those reporting only couch surfing. However, most youth who report experiencing homelessness also report couch surfing, and these youth who experience both circumstances present high levels of socioeconomic vulnerability. Couch surfing encompasses a range of experiences, some of which likely include need for services. Interviews currently in the field, and expanded analysis of data, will contribute more nuanced policy insights. © Society for Community Research and Action 2017.

  7. Algorithme distribué pour l'assignation de rôles dans Molecular MAC, une couche MAC multicanal

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    Darties, Benoit; Theoleyre, Fabrice; Duda, Andrzej

    2009-01-01

    International audience; Une couche MAC multicanal semble une approche intéressante afin d'optimiser le débit d'un réseau maillé radio en multiplexant les transmissions sur des canaux orthogonaux. En particulier, Molecular MAC pro- posé récemment étends I E E E 802.11 DCF afin d'offrir une telle fonctionnalité. Cependant, ce protocol requiert une assignation de rôles et canaux : certains noeuds utilisent un canal statique tandis que les autres sautent continuellement de canal. Nous étendons ici ...

  8. Diffraction de rayons X sur les plaquettes de fer durcies par cyanuration

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    Popescu, M.; Hoyer, W.; Stegarescu, M.; Cornet, A.; Broll, N.

    2004-11-01

    Une méthode de cyanuration a été developpée pour les surfaces des plaquettes de fer, basée sur une réaction thermochimique qui conduit à la formation des couches dures sur le métal. Les échantillons ont été analysés, pour de temps différents de traitement, par diffraction de rayons X et par mesures de dureté.

  9. Analyse de Cycle de Vie appliquée à un chantier d'entretien routier sur la RN 76 Evaluation technique et environnementale d'une couche de liaison d'enrobé bitumineux pour différents taux de recyclage. Introduction

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    Jullien , Agnès; Moneron , Pierre; Ventura , Anne; Legret , Michel; Demare , Dominique; De La Roche , Chantal; Schemid , Michel; Lachet , Céline; Gaillard , David; Oudin , Jack; Jacques , Jean-Pierre; Odie , Lionel; Meriel , Bernard; Boittin , Régis; Cabannes , Hervé

    2006-01-01

    Le concept de développement durable amène à favoriser les pratiques de recyclage des déchets issus de la route. Cependant, la généralisation de ces pratiques amène des interrogations en matière de protection de l'environnement, nécessitant de conduire des évaluations techniques et environnementales couplées. La méthodologie normalisée d'analyse de cycle de vie (ACV) est adaptée à cette double approche. Une expérimentation a été réalisée en septembre 2001 sur la chaussée de la RN 76, en appliq...

  10. Analyse de Cycle de Vie appliquée à un chantier d'entretien routier sur la RN 76. Evaluation technique et environnementale d'une couche de liaison d'enrobé bitumineux pour différents taux de recyclage. Chapitre 2: Déroulement de l'étude

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    Jullien , Agnès; Moneron , Pierre; Ventura , Anne; Legret , Michel; Demare , Dominique; De La Roche , Chantal; Schemid , Michel; Lachet , Céline; Gaillard , David; Oudin , Jack; Jacques , Jean-Pierre; Odie , Lionel; Meriel , Bernard; Boittin , Régis; Cabannes , Hervé

    2006-01-01

    Le concept de développement durable amène à favoriser les pratiques de recyclage des déchets issus de la route. Cependant, la généralisation de ces pratiques amène des interrogations en matière de protection de l'environnement, nécessitant de conduire des évaluations techniques et environnementales couplées. La méthodologie normalisée d'analyse de cycle de vie (ACV) est adaptée à cette double approche. Une expérimentation a été réalisée en septembre 2001 sur la chaussée de la RN 76, en appliq...

  11. Determination of the indicator bacteria in irradiated minced meat

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    Halkman, H.B.D.; Basbayraktar, V.; Kozat, P.; Yazici, N.; Cetinkaya, N.; Halkman, A.K

    2002-01-01

    To inhibit Escherichia coli O157:H7 and determine a indicator bacteria for irradiation procedure in minced meat, this study evaluated increased irradiation doses on five strains of each of the following bacteria: 5 strains E. coli type 1 and 4 strains E. coli O157:H7. E. coli type 1 mixture was added into the mixed in ratio 1:100000 of E. coli type l to samples and E. coli O157:H7 mixture was added into the mixed in five different ratios namely 1:10, 1:100, 1:1000, 1:10000, 1:100000 of E coli O157:H7 in the minced meat. A range of irradiation doses from 1 kGy to 4 kGy was investigated for the inhibition of E. coli O157:H7 and the resistance of E. coli type 1 to irradiation. After irradiation, E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli type 1 were counted in the irradiated minced meat by using MPN techniques. D 10 values of each bacteria were be measured as 0.3 kGy and 0.55 kGy for E. coli 0157:H7 and E. coli type 1 respectively. This study showed that 1.5 kGy irradiation can inactivate 10 5 g/O157:H7 serotype and 10 3 g / E. coli type 1, this inactivation level is adequate for safety consumption of minced meat such as hamburger even if undercooking conditions. Increased irradiation doses were the most effective on E. coli O157:H7. The results show that E. coli type 1 is more resistant to than E. coli O157:H7 and other natural non-Pathogenic cohabitant bacteria and E. coli type 1 is an adequate indicator for the efficiency of irradiation against to O157:H7 serotype in minced meat

  12. Reducing patient posture variability using the predicted couch position

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    Kruijf, Wilhelmus J.M. de, E-mail: kruijf.de.w@bvi.nl; Martens, Rob J.W.

    2015-10-01

    A method is presented in which the couch position is predicted before the treatment instead of obtaining a reference position at the first treatment fraction. This prevents systematic differences in patient posture between preparation and treatment. In literature, only limited data are available on couch positioning. We position our patients at the planned couch position, allowing a small difference between skin marks and lasers, followed by online imaging. For a 3-month period, our standard deviations (mm) in couch position in the vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions were head and neck—1.6, 2.8, and 2.5; thorax—2.9, 5.5, and 4.5; breast—3.0, 4.1, and 4.0; and pelvis—3.5, 4.0, and 4.7, respectively. We have improved the reproducibility of patient posture in our institute by using the predicted couch position. Our data may serve as a reference for other institutes because the couch position variation is less than that published in literature.

  13. Élaboration de films minces de tellurure de bismuth par voie chimique

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    Scidone, L.; Boulanger, C.; Lecuire, J. M.; Diliberto, S.

    2004-12-01

    La miniaturisation de modules Peltier passe par la recherche de techniques de synthèse appropriées pour l’élaboration de film minces d’alliages de matériaux thermoélectriques. Les procédés de synthèse couramment rencontrés sont basés sur différents principes présentant de nombreux inconvénients techniques. Une technique plus simple d’élaboration par déposition chimique de ces matériaux de type Bi2Te3 sous forme de films minces a été étudiée. Les dépôts ont été effectués à partir de solutions de TeIV et BiIII dissous en milieu nitrique à température ambiante. La réduction de ces cations a été envisagée selon deux voies. D’une part par l’utilisation de différents réducteurs solubles et d’autre part par action de métaux purs. L’influence de la concentration en cations métalliques et le rapport BiIII/TeIV des solutions ont été étudiés. Les produits de synthèse ont été identifiés par diffraction des rayons X, l’aspect des films a été observé par microscopie électronique à balayage. Enfin, la cinétique de croissance d’un film thermoélectrique a été étudiée par suivi gravimétrique pour des temps de déposition assez longs (>30 min) et sur microbalance à quartz pour des temps de déposition courts (< 30 min).

  14. Enterococci as indicator of potential growth of Salmonella in fresh minced meat at retail

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    Hansen, Tina Beck; Nielsen, Niels L.; Christensen, Bjarke Bak

    2016-01-01

    The present study had the purpose of demonstrating a positive correlation between enterococci and Salmonella in minced pork and beef. Data from 2001 to 2002 from retail minced pork and beef in Denmark were used and the association between concentration of enterococci and prevalence and concentrat......The present study had the purpose of demonstrating a positive correlation between enterococci and Salmonella in minced pork and beef. Data from 2001 to 2002 from retail minced pork and beef in Denmark were used and the association between concentration of enterococci and prevalence...... with ≥100 CFU/g of enterococci, prevalence of Salmonella positive samples was 3.4%, which was significantly higher than 1.2% observed in minced meat with less than 100 CFU/g of enterococci (P retail minced meat...

  15. Hygienic quality and mutagenicity of minced meats and patties treated by ionizing energy

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    Kim, Wang Geun; Park, Jin Gyu; Cho, Won June; Song, Beom Seok; Kim, Jae Hun; Choi, Jong Il; Yoon, Yo Han; Byun, Myung Woo; Lee, Ju Woon [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institte, Jeongeup (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Cheon Jei [Konkuk University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jo, Cheorun [Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-06-15

    This study was conducted to evaluate the microbial safety of minced beef, minced pork, beef patties and pork patties irradiated with gamma ray or electron beam at an absorbed dose from 5 to 20 kGy. Also, the mutagenicity of minced beef, minced pork and patties treated with irradiation at 50 kGy was evaluated by Ames test (Salmonella typhimurium reversion assay). The results of the total aerobic bacteria of the minced beef, minced pork and patties showed that the sterilization effect of gamma irradiation was superior to that of electron beam irradiation. The results from Ames test showed that all samples were negative in the bacterial reversion assay with S. typhimurium TA98 and TA100. Also, no mutagenicity was detected in the assay, both with and without metabolic activation.

  16. Prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella spp. in meat products, meat preparations and minced meat

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    Rašeta, M.; Mrdović, B.; Janković, V.; Bečkei, Z.; Lakićević, B.; Vidanović, D.; Polaček, V.

    2017-09-01

    This study aimed to determine Salmonella spp. prevalence in meat products, meat preparations and minced meat. Over a period of three years, a total of 300 samples were taken (100 RTE meat products, 100 meat preparations and 100 minced meat) and examined for the presence of Salmonella spp. Sampling was carried out at the warehouses of the food manufacturers. Salmonella spp. were not detected in RTE meat products, while 7% of semi-finished meat products (fresh sausages, grill meat formed and unformed) contained Salmonella, as did 18% of minced meats (minced pork II category, minced beef II category, mixed minced meat). The 25 Salmonella isolates obtained were examined for antibiotic resistance by the disk diffusion test, according to the NCCLS and CLSI guidelines. Isolates showed resistance to ampicillin and nalidixic acid (80%), tetracycline (72%), cefotaxime/clavulanic acid (48%), but not to gentamicin (8%) or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (0%).

  17. The analytic setting today: using the couch or the chair?

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    Wiener, Jan

    2015-09-01

    This paper re-visits Murray Jackson's 1961 paper in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, 'Chair, couch and countertransference', with the aim of exploring the role of the couch for Jungian analysts in clinical practice today. Within the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP) and some other London-based societies, there has been an evolution of practice from face-to-face sessions with the patient in the chair, as was Jung's preference, to a mode of practice where patients use the couch with the analyst sitting to the side rather than behind, as has been the tradition in psychoanalysis. Fordham was the founding member of the SAP and it was because of his liaison with psychoanalysis and psychoanalysts that this cultural shift came about. Using clinical examples, the author explores the couch/chair question in terms of her own practice and the internal setting as a structure in her mind. With reference to Bleger's (2013) paper 'Psychoanalysis of the psychoanalytic setting', the author discusses how the analytic setting, including use of the couch or the chair, can act as a silent container for the most primitive aspects of the patient's psyche which will only emerge in analysis when the setting changes or is breached. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  18. The return of the Freudian Couch®

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    Juelskjær, Malou; Staunæs, Dorthe; Ratner, Helene Gad

    2013-01-01

    This article explores how the affective “set-up” of Freud’s legendary couch has been exported into modern education relations. The so-called psy-sciences from pedagogy, psychology, and psychiatry have informed self-management in school. Managing self-management has a material-affective dimension...... of comfort technology, we explore how the couch participates in transforming intensities and shaping desires by affecting bodies, voices, atmospheres, and relations. We look into the Danish school, which over the past decade has intensified its focus on preparing students to take part in a workforce....... Through our material-affective perspective we zoom in on everyday practices in the offices of principals to see how the couch, a mundane comfort technology, affects management relations between principal, students, parents, and teachers....

  19. 21 CFR 102.49 - Fried clams made from minced clams.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fried clams made from minced clams. 102.49 Section 102.49 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... Nonstandardized Foods § 102.49 Fried clams made from minced clams. (a) The common or usual name of the food...

  20. CORROSION AND WEAR PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS USED FOR MINCED MEAT PRODUCTION

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    Jellesen, Morten Stendahl; Hansen, Martin Otto Laver; Hilbert, Lisbeth Rischel

    2009-01-01

    The risk of material degradation is present in minced-meat processing equipment. Corrosion, wear and tribocorrosion properties of commonly used steel materials for such processing equipment are therefore studied in detail. Corrosiveness of minced meat has been evaluated by potentiodynamic...

  1. 21 CFR 102.45 - Fish sticks or portions made from minced fish.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fish sticks or portions made from minced fish. 102... for Specific Nonstandardized Foods § 102.45 Fish sticks or portions made from minced fish. (a) The common or usual name of the food product that resembles and is of the same composition as fish sticks or...

  2. On Murray Jackson's 1961 'Chair, couch and countertransference'.

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    Connolly, Angela

    2015-09-01

    One of the problems facing psychoanalysts of all schools is that theory has evolved at a much faster pace than practice. Whereas there has been an explosion of theory, practice has remained, at least officially, static and unchanging. It is in this sense that Murray Jackson's 1961 paper is still relevant today. Despite the rise of the new relational and intersubjective paradigms, most psychoanalysts, and not a few Jungian analysts, still seem to feel that the couch is an essential component of the analytical setting and process. If the use of the couch is usually justified by the argument that it favours regression, facilitates analytical reverie and protects the patient from the influence of the analyst, over time many important psychoanalysts have come to challenge this position. Increasingly these analysts suggest that the use of the couch may actually be incompatible with the newer theoretical models. This contention is strengthened by some of the findings coming from the neurosciences and infant research. This underlines the necessity of empirical research to verify the clinical effectiveness of these different positions, couch or face-to-face, but it is exactly this type of research that is lacking. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  3. Global concept, local practice: Taiwanese experience of CouchSurfing

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    Chen, D.-J.

    2012-01-01

    Hospitality exchange tourism is a new type of niche tourism, which is highly dependent on the Internet. Through participating in global hospitality exchange networks, such as CouchSurfing, tourists can meet local people who are willing to offer free accommodation, and hosts can also meet people

  4. Simulation de l'ecoulement dans un parc d'eoliennes situees sur un terrain accidente

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    El Kasmi, Amina

    L'objectif principal de cette these est la modelisation de l'ecoulement de la couche limite atmospherique dans un parc eolien sur un terrain complexe. Pour ce faire, trois domaines distincts ont ete abordes: caracteristiques de la couche limite atmospherique, aerodynamique des eoliennes et modelisation du terrain complexe. Ainsi l'objectif global de la these a ete divise a trois objectifs specifiques. Le premier objectif specifique est de demontrer l'efficacite du modele de turbulence propose base sur le modele de turbulence RNG, combinee avec les equations du tenseur de Reynolds moyennees dans le temps (RANS) pour simuler l'ecoulement turbulent moyen sur les collines et les vallees bidimensionnelles de formes analytiques et de pentes variables, et aussi, sur le terrain complexe tridimensionnel Blashaval. Le deuxieme objectif specifique de la these est de proposer un nouveau modele de turbulence pour simuler l'ecoulement axisymetrique a travers une eolienne a axe horizontal. Pour valider le modele propose, des resultats sont presentes pour les eoliennes experimentales Nibe B, Danwin 180/23, et MOD-0A. Le dernier objectif specifique est d'appliquer le modele de turbulence propose pour la simulation de l'ecoulement tridimensionnel a travers une eolienne immergee dans une couche limite atmospherique sous diverses conditions de stabilite thermique.

  5. Validation of dynamic treatment-couch tracking for prostate SBRT.

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    Ehrbar, Stefanie; Schmid, Simon; Jöhl, Alexander; Klöck, Stephan; Guckenberger, Matthias; Riesterer, Oliver; Tanadini-Lang, Stephanie

    2017-06-01

    In stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) of prostatic cancer, a high dose per fraction is applied to the target with steep dose gradients. Intrafractional prostate motion can occur unpredictably during the treatment and lead to target miss. This work investigated the dosimetric benefit of motion compensation with dynamic treatment-couch tracking for prostate SBRT treatments in the presence of prostatic motion. Ten SBRT treatment plans for prostate cancer patients with integrated boosts to their index lesion were prepared. The treatment plans were applied with a TrueBeam linear accelerator to a phantom in (a) static reference position, (b) moved with five prostate motion trajectories without any motion compensation, and (c) with real-time compensation using transponder-guided couch tracking. The geometrical position of the electromagnetic transponder was evaluated in the tracked and untracked situation. The dosimetric performance of couch tracking was evaluated, using Gamma agreement indices (GAI) and other dose parameters. These were evaluated within the phantoms biplanar diode array, as well as target- and organ-specific. The root-mean-square error of the motion traces (range: 0.8-4.4 mm) was drastically reduced with couch tracking (0.2-0.4 mm). Residual motion was mainly observed at abrupt direction changes with steep motion gradients. The phantom measurements showed significantly better GAI 1%/1mm with tracked (range: 83.4%-100.0%) than with untracked motion (28.9%-99.7%). Also GAI 2%/2mm was significantly superior for the tracked (98.4%-100.0%) than the untracked motion (52.3%-100.0%). The organ-specific evaluation showed significantly better target coverage with tracking. The dose to the rectum and bladder showed a dependency on the anterior-posterior motion direction. Couch tracking clearly improved the dosimetric accuracy of prostate SBRT treatments. The treatment couch was able to compensate the prostatic motion with only some minor residual motion

  6. Etude et caractérisation de la couche physique du standard IEEE802.16/WIMAX

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    ABOURA, Wissam; BENHABIB, Imane

    2014-01-01

    Dans ce travail nous avons étudié l’évolution et la caractérisation du système WiMAX/IEEE 802.16 ainsi que son architecture. En plus nous avons présenté les différents blocs de sa couche physique qui utilise la technique OFDM et le mécanisme de correction d’erreur (FEC) qui comporte les codes correcteurs d’erreurs (code convolutif et Reed Solomon) ainsi que les modulations numériques. Sur le côté du récepteur, nous avons implémenté l'estimation du canal de transmission. Ensu...

  7. Effet de la température sur la microstructure des couches d'oxydes ...

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    Effect of temperature on the microstructure of the oxide layers formed on the high carbon steel during hot rolling process. A four bending test is used to simulate the mechanical solicitation subjected by the steel slabs during the rolling sequence in a temperature range between 900°C and 650°C. The review by SEM of the ...

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    8d). Figure 8 : Microstructure et vues en coupe des échantillons d'acier oxydés à 900°C sous air et sollicités à : (a) et (c) : 900°C ; (b) et (d) : 650°C. 3.2.3. Oxyde développé sous vapeur d'eau. L'atmosphère humide utilisée dans le cadre de cette étude est la vapeur d'eau qui présente un taux d'humidité relative de 21%. On.

  9. Getting Started with GEO, CouchDB, and Nodejs

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    Thompson, Mick

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    Today's mobile devices have GPS and standard APIs to give you access to coordinates-but what can you do with that data? With this concise book, application developers learn how to work with location data quickly and easily, using Node.js, CouchDB, and other open source tools and libraries. Node.js makes it simple to run event code on the Web, and the CouchDB document-oriented database lets you store location data and perform complex queries on it quickly. You'll learn how to get started with these tools, and then use them together to build an example project called MapChat, using HTML and Ja

  10. "Couch-potatoeism" and childhood obesity: The inverse causality hypothesis.

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    Fröberg, Andreas

    2015-04-01

    The bulk of cross-sectional studies suggests that lower levels of physical activity are associated with childhood obesity. Although this has led to the general understanding that "couch-potatoes" are fat on account of their inactive lifestyles, cross-sectional studies do not imply causality. On the contrary, the contribution of physical activity to obesity during childhood is currently unclear, and lately, studies have suggested that "couch-potatoeism" could be the result of obesity rather than its cause. Coupled with evidence suggesting that interventions have had little effect on children's physical activity levels as well as on obesity, this inverse causality challenges the role of physical activity in childhood obesity prevention strategies. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Caracterisation geotechnique du sable silteux utilise en couche de ...

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    Le présent travail a pour objectif de déterminer les performances mécaniques en termes de portance CBR, de résistance en compression et en traction des sables silteux du Togo et du Benin afin d'envisager la possibilité d'utilisation de ce matériaux dans les couches d'assise des routes. 24 échantillons prélevés au sud du ...

  12. Shelf Life and Quality Study of Minced Tilapia with Nori and Hijiki Seaweeds as Natural Additives

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    Ribeiro, Ingridy Simone; Shirahigue, Ligianne Din; Ferraz de Arruda Sucasas, Lia; Anbe, Lika; da Cruz, Pedro Gomes; Gallo, Cláudio Rosa; Carpes, Solange Teresinha; Marques, Marcos José; Oetterer, Marília

    2014-01-01

    The extraction of mechanically separated meat has emerged as an attractive process. However, it increases the incorporation of oxygen and, consequently, of flavors due to rancidity. Thus, preservatives must be added. The objective of this study was to evaluate the shelf life of minced tilapia to replace synthetic preservatives with Hijiki and Nori seaweeds extracts. The application of the extracts had no effect on the chemical composition of the minced tilapia. The seaweed extracts had inhibitory effect on total volatile base nitrogen. The minced tilapia complied with the microbiological standard set by Brazilin law. The panelists detected no differences in the rancid aroma and only minor differences were detected in the color of the products. It can be concluded that the minced tilapia with added seaweed extracts were within quality standards during frozen storage. PMID:25478593

  13. Shelf Life and Quality Study of Minced Tilapia with Nori and Hijiki Seaweeds as Natural Additives

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    Ingridy Simone Ribeiro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The extraction of mechanically separated meat has emerged as an attractive process. However, it increases the incorporation of oxygen and, consequently, of flavors due to rancidity. Thus, preservatives must be added. The objective of this study was to evaluate the shelf life of minced tilapia to replace synthetic preservatives with Hijiki and Nori seaweeds extracts. The application of the extracts had no effect on the chemical composition of the minced tilapia. The seaweed extracts had inhibitory effect on total volatile base nitrogen. The minced tilapia complied with the microbiological standard set by Brazilin law. The panelists detected no differences in the rancid aroma and only minor differences were detected in the color of the products. It can be concluded that the minced tilapia with added seaweed extracts were within quality standards during frozen storage.

  14. CouchSurfing : experiences, reputation, references and decision-making in an online hospitality network

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    Franz, Melanie

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this thesis was to analyse behavioural patterns that occur after a negative experience during a hospitality exchange. The focus of this study is the largest online hospitality network to date, the CouchSurfing Project. CouchSurfing enables travellers to connect and to offer each other help in form of a free hospitality exchange. Furthermore, CouchSurfing presents a platform for cultural exchange and the possibility for members to connect in this online-offline community. As part...

  15. Scalable Web Application using Node.JS and CouchDB

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    Paudyal, Umesh

    2011-01-01

    This report presents design and implementation of a protoype application using server side javascript programming language, node.JS and couchDB as backend database. It scales and evaluates the developed prototype application and the couchDB for their scalability and performance. The report concludes that node.JS is a suitable framework for development of scalable web servers and couchDB as a backend database, though natively not distributed and scalable, can be scaled and distributed across m...

  16. Artificial neural network as the tool in prediction rheological features of raw minced meat

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    Edyta Balejko; Zbigniew Nowak; Jerzy A. Balejko

    2012-01-01

      Background. The aim of the study was to elaborate a method of modelling and forecasting rheological features which could be applied to raw minced meat at the stage of mixture preparation with a given ingredient composition. Material and methods. The investigated material contained pork and beef meat, pork fat, fat substitutes, ice and curing mixture in various proportions. Seven texture parameters were measured for each sample of raw minced meat. The data obtained were processed us...

  17. Spectroscopic study of near closed-shell nuclei Z = 50, by means of the ({sup 3}He,d) and (d, {sup 3}He) reactions on all even tin isotopes, and the ({sup 3}He, d) reaction on the A = 113 and A = 115 indium isotopes; Etude spectroscopique des noyaux au voisinage de la couche fermee Z = 50, au moyen des reactions ({sup 3}He, d) et (d, {sup 3}He) sur tous les isotopes pairs de l'etain, et de la reaction ({sup 3}He, d) sur les isotopes 113, 115 de l'indium

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    A systematic study of ({sup 3}He, d) reactions at 18 MeV incident energy and (d, {sup 3}He) reactions at 22 MeV incident energy on {sup 112,114,116,118,120,122,124}Sn is presented. The distorted wave Born approximation (DWBA) is used to extract informations on (a) the transferred angular momentum l{sub p}, (b) the change of parity and (c) the spectroscopic factor. We have investigated the influence of the proton-neutron residual interaction on the spread of the pure proton configuration (particle or hole), and on the observed level sequence. Experimental results and predictions of the Kisslinger and Sorensen model are in reasonable agreement. A study of {sup 113,115}In ({sup 3}He, d) {sup 114,116}Sn reactions shows strong experimental evidence that the proton particle hole components are weak in the first excited states of tin nuclei. Furthermore, highly excited states ({approx} 4 to 6 MeV) having a simple structure with one predominant particle-hole configuration have been located. (authors) [French] Nous presentons une etude systematique des reactions ({sup 3}He, d) a 18 MeV et (d, {sup 3}He) a 22 MeV sur {sup 112,114,116,118,120,122,124}Sn. L'approximation des ondes deformees (DWBA) est utilisee pour obtenir des informations sur le moment angulaire transfere l{sub p}, sur le changement de parite et le facteur spectroscopique. Nous avons etudie l'influence de l'interaction residuelle proton-neutron sur la repartition de l'intensite a une seule particule ou trou de proton, et sur les sequences des niveaux observes. Les resultats experimentaux et les previsions theoriques du modele de Kisslinger et Sorensen sont en assez bon accord. L'etude des reactions {sup 113,115}In ({sup 3}He, d) {sup 114,116}Sn apporte la preuve experimentale que les composantes particule - trou de protons des premiers etats excites des noyaux residuels sont faibles. Elle permet aussi de localiser des niveaux a une energie d'excitation elevee ({approx} 4 a 6 Me

  18. Machine-specific quality assurance procedure for stereotactic treatments with dynamic couch rotations.

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    Wilson, Byron; Gete, Ermias

    2017-12-01

    We present a method in which the treatment couch's accuracy is measured using the electronic portal imaging device (EPID) and a phantom of our own construction. Using this phantom, we were able to quantify the treatment couch walkout, and the rotation angle accuracy for both static and dynamic couch treatments. These measurements were used to provide an accurate measure of the treatment couch isocenter as well as to verify the couch rotation angle recorded in the trajectory log. The phantom was constructed using a polystyrene slab in which five ball bearings of 4 mm diameter are placed on the same plane at varying radii (0, 2.8, 4.4, 5.6, and 6.7 cm). The couch was rotated through its full extent (-90, 90 degrees) while MV images were acquired continuously. The couch rotational accuracy was calculated using a least squares minimization which fit the locations of the BBs to their expected locations relative to reference setup conditions. Using this approach, rotation angle and isocenter walkout was calculated in three dimensions. These measurements were used to quantify the accuracy of the couch as well as to validate the Varian TrueBeam trajectory logs. Additionally, a method for an EPID-based couch star-shot measurement was developed and compared with the traditional film-based method. The measured couch center of rotation consisted of a cloud of points clustered around the room isocenter within 0.7 mm distance. The trajectory log couch angle values agreed with those recorded in the DICOM header of the EPID images to the third significant digit and the couch rotation angles recorded in the trajectory log and DICOM header agreed with the calculated values to 0.08 degrees. Comparison of couch star-shot measurement developed in this study with film-based star-shot measurements gave an agreement to within 0.2 mm. We have developed a quality assurance method for the treatment couch which is simple, accurate, and enables the user to access a multitude of consistent data

  19. Elaboration et caracterisation de couches minces de CuInS2 deposees par la pyrolyse par pulverisation ultrasonique a base de transducteur

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    Petuenju, Eric Nguwuo

    The present thesis study is part of the work of The Laboratory of New Materials for Energy and Electrochemistry systems (LaNoMat) that search new techniques to elaborate new materials for photovoltaic solar applications. This aims contribute to the development of the exploitation of solar energy into electrical energy by the maximum of the population throughout the world. This work deals with the determination of CuInS2 thin film deposition parameters by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis method for applications in the technology of three dimensional (3D) solar cells. The structure of the band gap of CuInS2 (a semiconductor material with a direct bandgap of 1.55 eV) makes it an excellent candidate for the role of the absorber in thin film technology for solar photovoltaic applications. 3D solar photovoltaic technology requires the production of a p-n junction with n and p-type semiconductors to make networks. The production and growth of such networks depends on the creation of thin films which have the characteristics of an ultrathin nanocomposite or extremely thin absorber (typically a few tens of nanometers) or which act as a quantum dot. To allow the emergence of 3D photovoltaic technology, it is important to develop methods for the growth of thin layers of materials such as CuInS 2, which are potentially interesting for this purpose. But the development of methods for thin film deposition, for the reasons of competition and accessibility, must be considered as an important factor in the context of the development of three-dimensional photovoltaic solar cells at low cost (production costs: of the order of 0,5 a 0,3$US/Watt-peak) (Beard et al., 2014). To do this it is necessary to use materials manufacturing technology readily available and inexpensive, and allowing to have materials on large surface, such as pyrolysis which allows to reduce costs by a factor of 100 compared to the crystallogenesis. Pyrolysis is defined as a process for decomposing one or more compounds by heat to obtain the formation of a new compound. The main objective of this thesis focuses on the use of ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique to grow CuInS2 thin films and characterize them by different techniques. This choice is linked to the fact that the CuInS2 is a direct gap semiconductor material, which can act as absorber in solar photovoltaic technology. However, the growth of thin films of this material is subject to a problem of creation of interpenetrating networks of different types of semiconductors (n and p-type), which implies a suitable choice of deposition technique. It should be noted that the interest in existing methods, the ALCVD (Atomic Layer Vapor Deposition) and ILGAR (Ion Layer Gas Reaction) developed in paragraphs 2.4.1 and 2.4.2, is confronted with time limits of these methods. Indeed these two methods, owing to the principle of sequential production process, take place very slowly; and we showed that the thickness of the obtained thin film is proportional to the deposition time. In this work, spray pyrolysis is carried out in two different ways, namely ultrasonic and pneumatic spraying. Of these two methods, we showed that the transducer based ultrasonic spray pyrolysis is the method that can be used to grow thin films of CuInS2 a good homogeneity of the crystallites size (of the order of 110 A) and the morphology of the layers. Ultrasonic spraying was done with a piezoelectric system using a transducer. This system consists of a cylindrical container made of Teflon 5 cm diameter and 15 cm long in which is introduced the solution containing the precursor. The container is mounted on an ultrasonic transducer, component of the piezoelectric system TDK nebulizer unit NB-80E-01, which transforms the solution in aerosol. The aerosol is transported through a teflon tube by a carrier gas, the nitrogen, into a floating motion to the substrate. The substrate is placed on a heating plate whose temperature is controlled by a control monitor. The supply in solution of the container is done with the aid of an electric pump. The nature of the samples obtained is dependent of the supporting electrolyte for the deposition of the precursors. We showed that the use of precursors in an aqueous solution leads to the production of thin layers of indium sulfide In 2S3 clusters while the use of the precursors in alcoholic solution leads to the production of thin layers of CuInS2. The precursors ratio for deposition of CuInS2 is Cu: In: S = 1: 1: 4. The thickness of thin films of In2S3 is of the order of 812 nm. These layers are composed of microaggregates with size ranging from 3 to 20 microns. The particle size in the thin films of In2S 3 is of about 220 A. The thickness of the thin film of CuInS 2 is of the order of 600 nm. Spectrophotometry has identified that all obtained CuInS2 thin films have an average band gap value of 1.40 eV. This indicates the presence of intermediate states, such as copper vacancies in the material band gap. The absorption spectra also allowed us to distinguish peaks that can be attributed to the contribution of sub-bands corresponding to the indium-sulfur bond and the sulfur 3s-band. The samples were characterized by X-ray Diffraction to identify crystalline structure while their surface morphology as well as their semi-quantitative chemical composition were determined using the energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. The ensuing results show that the thin films obtained are homogeneous, transparent and polycrystalline with the crystallites size of the order of 110 A. The thin films obtained by this method do not require annealing to improve their crystallinity. The growth of thin films depends on the substrate humidification period. For a wetting time of about 3 minutes, thin layers are obtained with stoichiometry of Cu: In: S = 1: 1.81: 3.18. The obtained samples are indexed as CIS1. For a wetting time of about 7 minutes, thin layers are obtained with stoichiometry of Cu: In: S = 1: 1.23: 2.07. The obtained samples are indexed as CIS2. Contrary to layers CIS1, the layers CIS2 also contain chlorine. The obtained thin films are p-type and, under illumination of 100 mW/cm 2 by a xenon lamp, an increase of the density of charge carriers of about 62% is obtained, but this value does not account the recombination phenomena. In the case of the pneumatic spraying method, the spraying principle is based on the application of Venturi effect, which allows to spray the solution of precursors using a carrier gas. This method is called gas blasting spray pyrolysis. The gas used here is nitrogen. The sprayer is an airbrush - Iwata hp-eclipse bcs - which aspires the solution through a tube connected to the bottle containing the precursor solution, and sprays it through a nozzle according to the principle of the Venturi effect. The precursors ratio is Cu:In:S=1:1:4. The obtained thin films are CuInS2. They are heterogeneous, dense, opaque, and polycrystalline with a crystallites size of the order of 550 A. The stoichiometry of the obtained layers is of order of 1:1.45:2.28. The thin films obtained by this method require annealing (heating of the samples in an oven for one hour at a temperature of 300 ° C) to improve their crystallinity. The thickness of the obtained thin film of CuInS2 is of the order of 1190 nm. The comparative analysis of the samples obtained by the two types of spray pyrolysis is then performed. It shows that ultrasonic aerosol spray would provide CuInS2 thin films for solar applications both in the roles of nanocomposite ultra-thin absorber and extremely thin absorber as in that of quantum dot absorber. In conclusion, transducer based ultrasonic spray pyrolysis is therefore a method that would allow the deposition of CuInS2 on TiO 2 and contribute to resolve a major limitation in three-dimensional photovoltaic solar cells technology, namely the realization of interpenetrating networks of n-type and p-type semiconductors, on a large scale and without time constraint.

  20. Preparation and characterization of electrodeposited CuInSe{sub 2} thin films; Preparation et caracterisation des couches minces de CuInSe{sub 2} electrodeposees

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    Fahoume, M.; Chraibi, F.; Ennaoui, A. [Universite Mohammed 5, Rabat (Morocco). Faculte des Sciences; Fahoume, M.; Aggour, M. [Universite Ibn Tofail, Faculte des Sciences, Kenitra (Morocco)

    1998-01-01

    CuInSe{sub 2} is one of the most promising materials for use in photoelectrochemical as well in photovoltaic solar cells because of its excellent photoactive properties such as high optical absorption coefficient (10`4-10`5 cm`-`1) and good stability. It has been prepared from an aqueous solution containing CuCl{sub 2}, InCl{sub 3}, H{sub 2}SeO{sub 3} complexed by citrate (Na{sub 3}C{sub 6}H{sub 5}O{sub 7}). The kinetics of electrodeposition has been studied by using the rotating disk electrode method (RDE). X-ray diffraction showed the formation of CuInSe{sub 2} films, of chalcopyrite structure, at potentials ranged between -0.95 V and - 1.12 V (vs. SSE). The composition of the deposited films has been studied by energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (EDAX) and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS). From the results, it has been found that stoichiometric chalcopyrite CuInSe{sub 2} has been obtained by controlling both composition, deposition potential, solution temperature and pH. (authors) 16 refs.

  1. Study of silica coatings degradation under laser irradiation and in controlled environment; Etude de la degradation de couches minces de silice sous flux laser et en environnement controle

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    Becker, S

    2006-11-15

    Performances of optical components submitted to high laser intensities are usually determined by their laser-induced damage threshold. This value represents the highest density of energy (fluence) sustainable by the component before its damage. When submitted to laser fluences far below this threshold, optical performances may also decrease with time. The degradation processes depend on laser characteristics, optical materials, and environment around the component. Silica being the most used material in optics, the aim of this study was to describe and analyse the physical-chemical mechanisms responsible for laser-induced degradation of silica coatings in controlled environment. Experimental results show that degradation is due to the growth of a carbon deposit in the irradiated zone. From these results, a phenomenological model has been proposed and validated with numerical simulations. Then, several technological solutions have been tested in order to reduce the laser-induced contamination of silica coatings. (author)

  2. Stabilisation de l'etat de polarisation d'un laser par la conception et fabrication d'un miroir polarisant fait de couches minces nanostructurees

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    Doucet, Alexandre

    Ce manuscrit presente la conception et la fabrication d'un miroir polarisant fabrique avec la methode de deposition par incidence oblique communement appelee en anglais GLAD (GLancing Angle Deposition). Cette methode de deposition par GLAD permet de changer la nanostructure des revetements avec l'inclinaison et la rotation du substrat par rapport au flux de materiau evapore. Ceci nous permet d'ajuster l'indice de refraction et d'obtenir des revetements birefringents avec un materiau intrinsequement isotrope. Puisque l'indice de refraction peut etre change, les miroirs sont fabriques avec un seul materiau contrairement aux methodes usuelles qui necessite deux materiaux. Les proprietes optiques des echantillons sont mesurees avec l'aide de l'ellipsometrie. Des images avec un microscope electronique a balayage par transmission permettent de verifier Ia structure des revetements deposes. Les miroirs sont utilises comme coupleurs de sortie du resonateur d'un laser avec un milieu actif d'(Yb3+0.1 Y 0.9)3Al5O12, ou plus simplement Yb: YAG, pompe optiquement avec une diode laser. Ces cristaux presentent des proprietes optiques interessantes pour leur utilisation comme milieu actif, mais avec une structure cristalline cubique, ils donnent lieu a des faisceaux polarises aleatoirement. Les miroirs que nous fabriquons permettent d'obtenir une emission polarisee lineairement sans avoir a ajouter d'autres elements au resonateur. Les tests sont faits en regime continu et pulse avec un absorbant saturable de Cr : Y AG. Deux materiaux sont etudies, soit le WO3 et le TiO2, et ils nous permettent d'obtenir une emission polarisee lineairement dans le mode TEM 00 avec un rapport d'extinction de 1000 (30 dB), mais seuls les miroirs de TiO2 permettent une emission pulsee periodique avec une densite de puissance crete pres de 700+/-80 MW/cm2. En etudiant le rapport d'extinction en fonction du temps de pompage, nous remarquons que l'etat de polarisation est beaucoup plus stable que celui obtenu avec un miroir isotrope. Des mesures du spectre d'emission avec un spectrometre de haute resolution permettent de constater le caractere multimode longitudinal en regime continu et une emission monomode longitudinale en regime pulse. None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None

  3. Magnétisme et transport polarisé en spin : de la couche mince aux dispositifs à électronique de spin

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    HEHN, Michel

    2004-01-01

    In a first chapter, the microscopic and macroscopic magnetism of systems with reduced lateral dimension are invoked. The magnetic properties of thin films, submicronic dot arrays and self organised nanostructures made of hexagonal cobalt (0001) are studied at the macroscopic and microscopic scale. In this first chapter, recent results obtained in the field area of exchange bias are also summarised. In a second chapter, the tunnel transport in planar magnetic tunnel junctions is invoked and th...

  4. Synthèse de Cuprates de Strontium (SrCu2O2) par MOCVD comme couche mince d'oxyde transparent conducteur de type P

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    Khan , Afzal

    2011-01-01

    Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) as transparent electrodes in the form of thin film are used in a large number of applications such as solar cells, liquid crystal displays, touch screen etc. However, these technological applications of TCOs are still limited because of the availability of only n-type TCOs. For diverse technological applications synthesis of efficient p-type TCOs is of utmost importance. In p-type TCO category, copper oxides of delafossite structure (ACuO2) or SrCu202 stru...

  5. Synthèse de Cuprates de Strontium (SrCu2O) par MOCVD comme couche mince d'oxyde transparent conducteur de type P

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    Khan, Afzal

    2011-01-01

    Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) as transparent electrodes in the form of thin film are used in a large number of applications such as solar cells, liquid crystal displays, touch screen etc. However, these technological applications of TCOs are still limited because of the availability of only n-type TCOs. For diverse technological applications synthesis of efficient p-type TCOs is of utmost importance. In p-type TCO category, copper oxides of delafossite structure (ACuO2) or SrCu202 stru...

  6. Modulation de la conductivité thermique de couches minces polycristallines par défauts structuraux multi-échelle et par déformation

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    Jaramillo Fernandez, Juliana

    2015-01-01

    The understanding and control of the thermal conductivity of nano and microscale polycrystalline thin films is of fundamental importance for enhancing the performance and reliability of micro- and optoelectronic devices. However, the accurate description and control of the thermal performance of these bidimensional materials remain a difficult task due to their anisotropic and heterogeneous structure. Indeed, thin films obtained with a large number of deposition techniques and parameters, are...

  7. Relations entre les types de dépôts évaporitiques et la présence de couches riches en matière organique (roches-mères potentielles Relationship Between Different Types of Evaporitic Deposits and the Occurrence of Organic-Rich Layers (Potential Source Rocks

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    Busson G.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available La fertilité exceptionnelle des eaux salées est confirmée par des études récentes sur l'Actuel (marais salants de Méditerranée occidentale. Le benthos est représenté par des mollusques, foraminifères, ostracodes et surtout des cyanophycées et des populations bactériennes ; le plancton par le microphytoplancton (Dunaliella, diatomées, etc, par le zooplancton (flagellés, Arternia salina et par de très nombreuses bactéries hétérotrophes. Si les espèces sont d'autant plus rares que la salinité est élevée, la prolifération des formes adaptées peut atteindre des valeurs supérieures à celles réalisées dans la plupart des autres milieux. On rappelle ensuite l'efficacité des systèmes d'eaux stratifiées pour la conservation de la matière organique originellement élaborée dans l'eau photique et oxygénée. Ces systèmes peuvent s'accompagner de proliférations bactériennes photosynthétiques exposées à des mortalités en masse pouvant être responsables de véritables lamines organiques. Dans les évaporites de plates-formes où la ségrégation des salinités et des dépôts a été synchrone et latérale, la tranche d'eau a dû être faible et, de ce fait, peu favorable à l'établissement de systèmes d'eaux stratifiées et surtout à leur pérennité géologique. Ces accumulations s'avèrent donc en général pauvres en matière organique, de même qu'elles ne s'accompagnent pas d'appareils récifaux abondants. Dans les évaporites de centre de cuvette, les dépôts sont imputables à une succession de phases de salinité croissante dans le temps : calcaires sur les zones hautes, contemporains de minces couches à matière organique dans les dépressions ; sulfate de calcium sur les aires d'épaisseur moyenne pouvant être encore contemporain de couche à matière organique dans les aires déprimées ; enfin, remplissage par la halite des zones centrales profondes et déprimées. A ces phases successives, se

  8. Microprocessor controlled limitation system for a stand-alone freely movable treatment couch

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    van de Vondel, I.; Coppens, L.; Verellen, D.; Bel, A.; Linthout, N.; de Beukeleer, M.; van den Berge, D.; Storme, G.

    1998-01-01

    Because of the capability of free movement in the treatment room, we recently introduced a Hercules treatment couch on one of our linear accelerators. One of the advantages of this couch is that it allows for a more flexible way of patient setup and that it can be moved entirely out of the way to

  9. Secondary glaucoma in a 76 year old male following couching by a ...

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    Any opacity or loss of transparency of the lens that caused diminution or impairment of vision is called cataract. Treatment of cataract is by surgical extraction. Couching is the earliest form of cataract surgery, traced to Assyria in 1700 BC. Couching procedures result on lens luxation, or subluxation or dislodgement, not an ...

  10. The clinical impact of the couch top and rails on IMRT and arc therapy

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    Pulliam, Kiley B; Howell, Rebecca M; Followill, David; Luo, Dershan; Kry, Stephen F; White, R Allen

    2011-01-01

    The clinical impact of the Varian Exact Couch on dose, volume coverage to targets and critical structures, and tumor control probability (TCP) has not been described. Thus, we examined their effects on IMRT and arc therapy. Five clinical prostate patients were planned with both 6 MV eight-field IMRT and 6 MV two-arc RapidArc techniques using the Eclipse treatment planning system. These plans neglected treatment couch attenuation, as is a common clinical practice. Dose distributions were then recalculated in Eclipse with the inclusion of the Varian Exact Couch (imaging couch top) and the rails in varying configurations. The changes in dose and coverage were evaluated using the dose-volume histograms from each plan iteration. We used a TCP model to calculate losses in tumor control resulting from not accounting for the couch top and rails. We also verified dose measurements in a phantom. Failure to account for the treatment couch and rails resulted in clinically unacceptable dose and volume coverage losses to the targets for both IMRT and RapidArc. The couch caused average prescription dose losses (relative to plans that ignored the couch) to the prostate of 4.2% and 2.0% for IMRT with the rails out and in, respectively, and 3.2% and 2.9% for RapidArc with the rails out and in, respectively. On average, the percentage of the target covered by the prescribed dose dropped to 35% and 84% for IMRT (rails out and in, respectively) and to 18% and 17% for RapidArc (rails out and in, respectively). The TCP was also reduced by as much as 10.5% (6.3% on average). Dose and volume coverage losses for IMRT plans were primarily due to the rails, while the imaging couch top contributed most to losses for RapidArc. Both the couch top and rails contribute to dose and coverage losses that can render plans clinically unacceptable. A follow-up study we performed found that the less attenuating unipanel mesh couch top available with the Varian Exact couch does not cause a clinically

  11. Electromagnetic guided couch and multileaf collimator tracking on a TrueBeam accelerator

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    Hansen, Rune; Ravkilde, Thomas; Worm, Esben Schjødt

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: Couch and MLC tracking are two promising methods for real-time motion compensation during radiation therapy. So far, couch and MLC tracking experiments have mainly been performed by different research groups, and no direct comparison of couch and MLC tracking of volumetric modulated arc...... therapy (VMAT) plans has been published. The Varian TrueBeam 2.0 accelerator includes a prototype tracking system with selectable couch or MLC compensation. This study provides a direct comparison of the two tracking types with an otherwise identical setup. Methods: Several experiments were performed...... to characterize the geometric and dosimetric performance of electromagnetic guided couch and MLC tracking on a TrueBeam accelerator equipped with a Millennium MLC. The tracking system latency was determined without motion prediction as the time lag between sinusoidal target motion and the compensating motion...

  12. Rheological and microstructural properties of beef sausage batter formulated with fish fillet mince.

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    Hashemi, Ala; Jafarpour, Ali

    2016-01-01

    Rheological properties and microstructure of beef meat sausage batter, incorporated with different percentages of fish fillet mince (5 %, 20 %, 35 % and 50 %), were investigated and compared to the control (0 % fish). By increasing the proportion of fish fillet mince to the sausage formula up to 35 % and 50 %, hardness was increased by 40 % and 16 %, respectively, (P  0.05). In terms of temperature sweep test, storage modulus (G') of control sample faced a substantial slop from 10 °C to 58 °C, corresponding to the lowest magnitude of G' at its gelling point (~58°), but completed at around 70 °C, as same as the other treatments. Whereas the gelling point of batter sample with 50 % fish mince remained at nearly 42 °C, which was remarkably lowest among all treatments, indicating the better gel formation process. SEM micrographs revealed a previous orderly set gel before heating in all treatments whereas after heating up to 90 °C gel matrices became denser with more obvious granular pattern and aggregated structure, specifically in sample with 50 % fish mince. In conclusion, addition of fish mince up to 50 % into beef sausage formula, positively interacted in gel formation process, without diminishing its rheological properties.

  13. EURL-Salmonella 8th interlaboratory comparison study Food 2016 : Detection of Salmonella in minced chicken me

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    Kuijpers AFA; Mooijman KA; VDL; Z&O

    2018-01-01

    In 2016, it was shown that all 34 National Reference Laboratories (NRLs), 30 of which are located in the European Union, were able to detect high and low levels of Salmonella in minced chicken meat. Three NRLs reported Salmonella in one 'blank' minced meat sample. This was probably caused by the

  14. EURL-Salmonella 8th interlaboratory comparison study Food 2016 : Detection of Salmonella in minced chicken meat

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    Kuijpers AFA; Mooijman KA; VDL; Z&O

    2018-01-01

    In 2016, it was shown that all 34 National Reference Laboratories (NRLs), 30 of which are located in the European Union, were able to detect high and low levels of Salmonella in minced chicken meat. Three NRLs reported Salmonella in one 'blank' minced meat sample. This was probably caused by the

  15. SU-F-T-457: A Filmless Method for Measurement of Couch Translation Per Gantry Rotation and Couch Speed for Tomotherapy Using ArcCheck

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    Yang, B; Wong, R; Geng, H; Lam, W; Cheung, K; Yu, S [Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Hong Kong, N/A, Hong Kong (China)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: To develop a filmless methodology based on an ArcCheck for QA measurement of the couch translation per gantry rotation and couch speed of a Tomotherapy unit. Methods: Two test plans recommended by TG148 were chosen for this study. A helical plan with 1 cm field size opened the leaves for 180 degrees at the 2nd, 7th and 12th of total 13 rotations and was used to verify if the couch travelled the expected distance per gantry rotation. The other test plan was a static plan with the gantry at 0°, 1cm field width and constant couch movement speed of 0.5mm/s. It was used for couch speed measurement. The ArcCheck was isocentrically set up and recorded movie files which took a snapshot exposure every 50ms. Due to the spiral pattern of diodes distribution, when one of the diodes of the ArcCheck located at the beam center, the dose profile as measured by the row of diodes which surrounded the center diode should have a symmetrical pattern. We divided the profile into left half A and right half B. Then a shape parameter was defined as S=Σ|(A−B)|/Σ(A+B). By searching the local minimum of S parameter, the beam center at different time could be located. The machine trajectory log data were also collected and analyzed for comparison. Results: The mean value of measured couch translation and couch speed by ArcCheck had less than 0.05% deviation from the planned values. For couch speed measurement, our result showed a mean value of 0.5002 with an uncertainty ±0.0031, which agreed very well with both the plan setting of 0.5 mm/s and the machine log data of 0.5005 mm/s. Conclusion: Couch translation measured using ArcCheck is accurate and comparable to the film-based measurement. This filmless method also provides a convenient and independent way for measuring couch speed.

  16. Comparison of the effects of gamma ray and e-beam irradiation on the quality of minced beef during storage

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    Park, Jae Nam; Han, In Jun; Kim, Wang Geun; Song, Beom Seok; Kim, Jae Hun; Choi, Jong Il; Yoon, Yo Han; Byun, Myung Woo; Hwang, Han Joon; Lee, Ju Woon [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institte, Jeongeup (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jin Gyu [Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2009-06-15

    This study was conducted to compare the microbiological and physicochemical qualities of minced beef irradiated with gamma ray of e-beam at the absorbed doses from 5 to 20 kGy. The total bacterial counts of minced beef were decreased depending upon the irradiation doses, but sterilizing effect of gamma irradiation was higher than that of e-beam irradiation. The contents of malondialdegyde of minced beef were increased depending upon irradiation doses as well as storage periods (p< 0.05). Volatile basic nitrogen in minced beef was constantly increased during storage, but the increasing rate were retarded by irradiation. The hunter's color values(L*, a* and b*) of gamma or e-beam irradiated minced beef were decreased as irradiation dose increasing. Meanwhile, the quality changes of gamma irradiated samples were faster than e-beam irradiated samples.

  17. Control of human pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica in minced meat: Comparative analysis of different interventions using a risk assessment approach

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    Van Damme, I.; De Zutter, L.; Jacxsens, L.

    2017-01-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the effect of different processing scenarios along the farm-to-fork chain on the contamination of minced pork with human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica. A modular process risk model (MPRM) was used to perform the assessment of the concentrations of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica...... in minced meat produced in industrial meat processing plants. The model described the production of minced pork starting from the contamination of pig carcasses with pathogenic Y. enterocolitica just before chilling. The endpoints of the assessment were (i) the proportion of 0.5 kg minced meat packages...... that contained pathogenic Y. enterocolitica and (ii) the proportion of 0.5 kg minced meat packages that contained more than 10³ pathogenic Y. enterocolitica at the end of storage, just before consumption of raw pork or preparation. Comparing alternative scenarios to the baseline model showed that the initial...

  18. Effect of Amidated Low Methoxyl Pectin on the Mechanical Properties and Colour Attributes of Fish Mince

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    Rocio M. Uresti

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Pectins have been unsuccessfully applied to improve functionality of meat and fish products. Effect of amidated low methoxyl pectin (ALM pectin levels on functionality of Mexican flounder (Cyclopsetta chittendenii mince was studied. Changes in the firmness and work of extrusion of pastes, texture profile analysis (TPA of gels, and colour parameters were determined. ALM pectin at 1 % decreased firmness and work of extrusion of fish pastes but increased hardness, chewiness and cohesiveness of the gels (P<0.05. The addition of ALM pectin increased slightly the whiteness and yellowness of mince gels. Chrome parameter indicated that gels remained in the grayish achromatic region. Therefore ALM pectin at 1 % could be employed to modify the textural properties of fish mince.

  19. SU-E-T-655: Quantifying the Dosimetric Characteristics of a Calypso Compatible Radiotherapy Treatment Couch with Angular Transmission Functions

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    Duan, J; Shen, S; Wu, X; Popple, R; Cardan, R; Huang, M; Tannazi, F; Brezovich, I

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To quantified the dosimetric characteristics of a Calypso compatible radiotherapy couch using continuously scanned transmission factor as a function of gantry angle. Methods: Radiation dose as a function of gantry angle was measured with an ionization chamber at the center of a 30 cm diameter cylindrical phantom placed on Qfix kVue Calypso compatible couch. A 3-D scanner was employed to continuously scan the dose during an arc rotation delivery. Nearly continuous transmission curves of 0.03° step size were obtained from IEC gantry angle 90° to180° for 6 MV and 15 MV photon beams at three couch longitudinal positions (due to longitudinally non-uniform shape of the couch rails) with rails both at the center and on sides. The transmission curves were evaluated to assess the attenuation by the couch. They were also compared to those of a carbon fiber couch top. Results: The scanned transmission curves of the Calypso comptible couch showed fine details of the couch transmission as a function of gantry angle. The attenuation by the couch varied from 2.4% to 12.9% for the 6 MV photo beam and from 1.8% to 8.9% for the 15 MV photon beam depending on the gantry angle. The attenuation by the flat couch top is only approximately 2 to 3%, but by the rail is much more significant. Because the rails are not uniformly shaped in the longitudinal direction, attenuation by the rail for the same gantry angle varied with the rail longitudinal position. The transmission curves of the carbon fiber couch top are nearly identical to those of the Calypso compatible couch top. Conclusion: The Calypso compatible couch attenuates radiation by 2.4%–12.9% and 1.8%–8.9% for 6 MV and 15 MV photon beams, respectively. The attenuation by the rails is much more significant than the flat couch top

  20. Transport dans la couche d'inversion d'un transistor MOS. Utilité du formalisme de Kubo-Greenwood

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    Une étude du transport électronique dans la couche d'inversion d'un transistor MOS est présentée. L'utilisation du formalisme de Kubo-Greenwood rend possible l'explication du comportement global des coefficients de transport (conductivité, mobilité, ...) du régime d'inversion faible au régime d'inversion forte sur une gamme étendue de température. En particulier, il est montré que des phénomènes physiques découlant de la miniaturisation et/ou d'un fonctionnement à basse température, tels que ...

  1. Assessment of dose error due to nylon mesh of treatment couch.

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    Gul, Attia; Liaquat, Mehnaz; Kanwal, Aneela; Abbasi, Nadeem Zia; Kakakhel, Muhammad Basim; Ali, Akbar

    2015-12-01

    This study aims at the assessment of dose error in patients undergoing radiotherapy due to treatment couch of Co-60 teletherapy unit. In this study beam attenuation due to treatment couch of Co-60 unit was measured in air for different gantry angles and field sizes. Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) phantom was used to estimate the effect of depth on attenuation. Impact of couch on surface dose was also evaluated. Beam attenuation due to couch was in the range of 0.5-28% for different gantry angles with standard field size of 10 × 10 cm(2) with optimum position of metallic cranks. Maximum attenuation (29%) was observed with smallest field size i.e. 5 × 5 cm(2). Beam attenuation has been found higher in phantom as compared to that in air However, no particular trend of attenuation has been noted with varying depth of phantom. A 6% increase in surface dose has also been observed due to couch insertion for normal beam incidence. Maximum error of 80% is also note-worthy for most unfavorable situation of irradiation at 180 degree through the metallic cranks. It has been determined that ignoring the treatment couch and its accessories can result in dose error of 0.5-80%, depending on gantry angle, field size and position of couch accessories. Therefore, consideration of dose error due to couch during treatment planning is recommended. Copyright © 2015 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Physicochemical and sensory characteristics of snack made with minced Nile tilapia

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    João De Paula Cortez Netto

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Nile tilapia is one of the major fish species cultivated worldwide and in Brazil. The tilapia fillet yield is between 30-35%, thus around 70% of waste is generated. A portion of this waste can be used to obtain minced fish, and the resulting product can be used as meat raw material to prepare fish snacks. The aim of this study was to produce fish snacks containing different inclusion levels (20, 30, and 40% of minced fish obtained from Nile tilapia processing waste and evaluate their physicochemical characteristics and sensory acceptance. Protein content, ash, water activity, and hardness increased with increasing inclusion of minced fish. The scores obtained in the sensory evaluation were: flavor acceptance (from 7.2 to 5.7, texture (from 7.4 to 5.3, overall acceptance (from 7.1 to 5.9, and willingness to purchase (from 4.0 to 3.1. This study demonstrates that the inclusion of 20 to 40% of minced fish of Nile tilapia in snacks is well accepted and improves their nutritional value without affecting the physicochemical properties.

  3. Effects of Two Leaf Extracts on Sensory Quality of Minced Meat ...

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    This study was conductedto investigate the effects of sabara and zogale teated dambun nama(minced meat) processed from fresh raw meat of high grades, 5kg each, of beef, mutton, chevon, and broiler chickenon sensory quality and acceptance. The two leaf extracts (zogale; Moringa oleifera and sabara; Guiera ...

  4. Use of artificial intelligence in the production of high quality minced meat

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    Kapovsky, B. R.; Pchelkina, V. A.; Plyasheshnik, P. I.; Dydykin, A. S.; Lazarev, A. A.

    2017-09-01

    A design for an automatic line for minced meat production according to new production technology based on an innovative meat milling method is proposed. This method allows the necessary degree of raw material comminution at the stage of raw material preparation to be obtained, which leads to production intensification due to the traditional meat mass comminution equipment being unnecessary. To ensure consistent quality of the product obtained, the use of on-line automatic control of the technological process for minced meat production is envisaged. This system has been developed using artificial intelligence methods and technologies. The system is trainable during the operation process, adapts to changes in processed raw material characteristics and to external impacts that affect the system operation, and manufactures meat shavings with minimal dispersion of the typical particle size. The control system includes equipment for express analysis of the chemical composition of the minced meat and its temperature after comminution. In this case, the minced meat production process can be controlled strictly as a function of time, which excludes subjective factors for assessing the degree of finished product readiness. This will allow finished meat products with consistent, targeted high quality to be produced.

  5. Artificial neural network as the tool in prediction rheological features of raw minced meat.

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    Balejko, Jerzy A; Nowak, Zbigniew; Balejko, Edyta

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the study was to elaborate a method of modelling and forecasting rheological features which could be applied to raw minced meat at the stage of mixture preparation with a given ingredient composition. The investigated material contained pork and beef meat, pork fat, fat substitutes, ice and curing mixture in various proportions. Seven texture parameters were measured for each sample of raw minced meat. The data obtained were processed using the artificial neural network module in Statistica 9.0 software. The model that reached the lowest training error was a multi-layer perceptron MLP with three neural layers and architecture 7:7-11-7:7. Correlation coefficients between the experimental and calculated values in training, verification and testing subsets were similar and rather high (around 0.65) which indicated good network performance. High percentage of the total variance explained in PCA analysis (73.5%) indicated that the percentage composition of raw minced meat can be successfully used in the prediction of its rheological features. Statistical analysis of the results revealed, that artificial neural network model is able to predict rheological parameters and thus a complete texture profile of raw minced meat.

  6. Characterization of ftsZ mutations that render Bacillus subtilis resistant to MinC

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    de Oliveira, I.F.F.; Sousa Borges, A.; Kooij, V.; Bartosiak-Jentys, J.; Luirink, S.; Scheffers, D.J.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Cell division in Bacillus subtilis occurs precisely at midcell. Positional control of cell division is exerted by two mechanisms: nucleoid occlusion, through Noc, which prevents division through nucleoids, and the Min system, where the combined action of the MinC, D and J proteins

  7. Characterization of ftsZ Mutations that Render Bacillus subtilis Resistant to MinC

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    Fernandes de Oliveira, Inês Filipa; Sousa Borges, Anabela de; Kooij, Viola; Bartosiak-Jentys, Jeremy; Luirink, Joen; Scheffers, Dirk-Jan

    2010-01-01

    Background: Cell division in Bacillus subtilis occurs precisely at midcell. Positional control of cell division is exerted by two mechanisms: nucleoid occlusion, through Noc, which prevents division through nucleoids, and the Min system, where the combined action of the MinC, D and J proteins

  8. Lipid oxidation in minced beef meat with added Krebs cycle substrates to stabilise colour.

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    Yi, G; Grabež, V; Bjelanovic, M; Slinde, E; Olsen, K; Langsrud, O; Phung, V T; Haug, A; Oostindjer, M; Egelandsdal, B

    2015-11-15

    Krebs cycle substrates (KCS) can stabilise the colour of packaged meat by oxygen reduction. This study tested whether this reduction releases reactive oxygen species that may lead to lipid oxidation in minced meat under two different storage conditions. KCS combinations of succinate and glutamate increased peroxide forming potential (PFP, 1.18-1.32 mmol peroxides/kg mince) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS, 0.30-0.38 mg malondialdehyde (MDA) equivalents/kg mince) under low oxygen storage conditions. Both succinate and glutamate were metabolised. Moreover, under high oxygen (75%) storage conditions, KCS combinations of glutamate, citrate and malate increased PFP (from 1.22 to 1.29 mmol peroxides/kg) and TBARS (from 0.37 to 0.40 mg MDA equivalents/kg mince). Only glutamate was metabolised. The KCS combinations that were added to stabilise colour were metabolised during storage, and acted as pro-oxidants that promoted lipid oxidation in both high and low oxygen conditions. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. Les mécanismes d'action des détergents et les doubles couche électriques aux interfaces Action Mechanisms of Detergents and Double Electric Layer At Interfaces

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    Briant J.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Les doubles couches électriques aux interfaces jouent un rôle important dans l'action des additifs détergents ioniques, surtout dans la stabilisation des suspensions. Les phénomènes électrocinétiques aux interfaces : électroosmose, potentiel d'écoulement, électrophorèse, potentiel de sédimentation permettent de mettre en évidence la double couche électrique et d'en déterminer certaines caractéristiques signe de la charge de la couche mobile, potentiel électrocinétique, etc. Les relations entre la stabilité des suspensions et l'interaction des doubles couches électriques ont fait l'objet d'études approfondies de Deriaguin, Verwey et Overbeek. Ces auteurs ont analysé le mécanisme d'action des doubles couches électriques et la façon dont elles pouvaient créer des forces de répulsion capables de surmonter les forces d'attraction de Van der Waals entre particules. Leur analyse permet d'expliquer les observations faites sur les effets de la charge des particules, la nature des ions fixés, la concentration de la phase dispersante en produits actifs. Le mécanisme d'action des doubles couches électriques permet peut-être d'appréhender mieux le mécanisme d'action des additifs non ioniques. Double electric loyers at interfaces play an important part in the action of ionic detergent additives, especially in the stability of suspensions. Electrokinetic phenomena at interfaces (electroosmosis,flow potential, electrophoresis, sedimentation potential can be used to reveal the double electric layer and to determine various properties such as the sign of the charge of the mobile loyer, the electrokinetic potential, etc. The relations between the stabillity of suspensions and the interaction of double electric loyers have been the subject of in-depth research by Deriaguin, Verwey and Overbeek. The authors have analyzed the action mechanism of double electric loyers and the way they can create repulsion forces capable of overcoming

  10. Dose attenuation by a carbon fiber linac couch and modeling with a treatment planning system

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    Sanchez Galiano, P.; Garcia Sancho, J.M.; Crelgo, D.; Pamos, M.; Fernandez, J.; Vivanco, J.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this work is to investigate the attenuation caused by a carbon fiber linac treatment couch and the ability of a commercial radiotherapy treatment planning system to simulate it. The attenuation caused by an Exact treatment couch in a Varian Clinac 2100 C/D was characterized in detail. Both 6 MV and 18 MV photon beams were studied. The treatment couch was modeled and incorporated to Elekta XiO treatment planning system. Measured and computed attenuation values were compared. As a result we found that the attenuation caused by this complex treatment couch is strongly dependent on the incidence angle of the beam. The measured attenuation values reach 16% for 6 MV and 10% for 18 MV. The model incorporated to the treatment planning software allows reducing the differences between measured and calculated data below 2.5% and 2.0% for 6 MV and 18 MV respectively. In conclusion, it is strongly recommended accounting for the perturbation caused by this carbon fiber treatment couch when the beam intersects it. The treatment planning system studied can simulate this treatment couch accurately. Clinical implementation of the described method requires a reliable procedure to reproduce the same patient geometry in the treatment delivery and planning. (Author).

  11. 7 Capillas del Sur

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    Patricio Morgado U.

    1996-05-01

    Full Text Available 7 Capillas del Sur es un extracto de la Tesis de Grado del arquitecto Patricio Morgado Uribe "Reconstrucción de las Iglesias del Sur después del terremoto de 1960 por la Escuela de Arquitectura de la UCV. El caso de Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria".

  12. Electromagnetic guided couch and multileaf collimator tracking on a TrueBeam accelerator

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    Hansen, Rune; Ravkilde, Thomas; Worm, Esben Schjødt [Department of Medical Physics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus 8000 (Denmark); Toftegaard, Jakob; Grau, Cai; Poulsen, Per Rugaard, E-mail: per.poulsen@rm.dk [Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus 8000 (Denmark); Macek, Kristijan [Varian Medical Systems Imaging Laboratory GmbH, CH-5400 Baden (Switzerland)

    2016-05-15

    Purpose: Couch and MLC tracking are two promising methods for real-time motion compensation during radiation therapy. So far, couch and MLC tracking experiments have mainly been performed by different research groups, and no direct comparison of couch and MLC tracking of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans has been published. The Varian TrueBeam 2.0 accelerator includes a prototype tracking system with selectable couch or MLC compensation. This study provides a direct comparison of the two tracking types with an otherwise identical setup. Methods: Several experiments were performed to characterize the geometric and dosimetric performance of electromagnetic guided couch and MLC tracking on a TrueBeam accelerator equipped with a Millennium MLC. The tracking system latency was determined without motion prediction as the time lag between sinusoidal target motion and the compensating motion of the couch or MLC as recorded by continuous MV portal imaging. The geometric and dosimetric tracking accuracies were measured in tracking experiments with motion phantoms that reproduced four prostate and four lung tumor trajectories. The geometric tracking error in beam’s eye view was determined as the distance between an embedded gold marker and a circular MLC aperture in continuous MV images. The dosimetric tracking error was quantified as the measured 2%/2 mm gamma failure rate of a low and a high modulation VMAT plan delivered with the eight motion trajectories using a static dose distribution as reference. Results: The MLC tracking latency was approximately 146 ms for all sinusoidal period lengths while the couch tracking latency increased from 187 to 246 ms with decreasing period length due to limitations in the couch acceleration. The mean root-mean-square geometric error was 0.80 mm (couch tracking), 0.52 mm (MLC tracking), and 2.75 mm (no tracking) parallel to the MLC leaves and 0.66 mm (couch), 1.14 mm (MLC), and 2.41 mm (no tracking) perpendicular to the

  13. Fat Content and Composition in Retail Samples of Australian Beef Mince

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    Flavia Fayet-Moore

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nutrient composition data, representative of the retail supply, is required to support labelling and dietetic practice. Because beef mince represents approximately 30% of all beef dishes prepared in Australian households, a national survey of the different types of mince available for purchase in representative retail outlets was conducted. Sixty-one samples of beef mince from 24 retail outlets in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia were collected in 2010 and analysed for moisture, protein, total fat and fatty acid profile. A variety of 18 different descriptors were used at point of sale with “Premium” (n = 15 and “Regular” (n = 8 the most commonly used terms. The analysed fat content of “Premium” samples varied from 2.2 g/100 g to 8.0 g/100 g. Forty-eight percent (n = 29 of the samples were categorised as low fat (<5 g/100 g; mean 4.1 g/100 g, 21% as medium fat (5–10 g/100 g; mean 8.9 g/100 g and 31% as high fat (>10 g/100 g; mean 10.4 g/100 g. There was no significant difference between the types of mince available for purchase in low versus high socio-economic suburbs (Chi-square, p > 0.05. In conclusion, the fat content of the majority of retail beef mince in Australia is <10 g/100 g and a variety of descriptors are used at point of sale, all of which do not necessarily reflect analysed fat content.

  14. État Actuel de nos Connaissances sur le Solutréen Portugais

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    Jean ROCHE

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Le Paléolithique supérieur portugais, cet inconnu: telle était la conclusion d'un bilan de nos connaissances sur cette période que j'ai publié en 1964. Depuis la dizaine d'années écoulées la situation n'a guère changée. Nos informations demeurent toujours fragmentaires en raison de la rareté des couches en place et de leur pauvreté en industries.

  15. SU-E-T-240: Accuracy of Dose Attenuation Correction for a 6D Carbon Fiber Treatment Couch Using a Virtual Couch Technique Integrated into a Treatment Planning System.

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    Shioiri, K; Kurooka, M; Yoshino, S; Maehana, W; Itou, M; Kusano, Y; Ide, S; Onodera, M; Nonaka, T; Nakayama, Y

    2012-06-01

    A commercial 6D carbon fiber radiotherapy treatment couch (Imaging Couch Top, BrainLAB) has recently been reported to attenuate photon beams and increase skin dose. To prevent skin toxicity and ensure the target dose, it is important to correct the attenuation properties of the treatment couch with the treatment planning system (TPS). In this study, we evaluated the accuracy of dose attenuation correction by a virtual couch technique integrated into the TPS. A virtual couch was modeled in the TPS (Eclipse v10.0, Varian). The CT value of the virtual couch was assigned with the CT value of the kilovoltage-CT images of the treatment couch. A phantom consisting of several plastic water slabs was created. We selected an evaluation point within the phantom on the couch structure at a 9 cm depth from the couch surface, which was placed at the isocenter. The doses at this point were calculated and measured at several gantry angles, from 120 degree to 240 degree at 10 degree steps, and each field size was 10 cm × 10 cm. The prescribed dose was 100 monitor units for 6/10 MV photon beams and 6 MV-SRS mode (Trilogy Tx, Varian). Dose measurements were performed with an ion chamber. The largest difference between measured and calculated doses was 3.3% for a gantry angle of 120 degree and 6 MV-SRS mode. The average dose difference was within 1.6% for all gantry angles and photon beams. In the case without attenuation correction, the largest difference was 8.2% and the average difference was 5.2%. Use of the virtual couch technique in TPS accomplished sufficient accuracy for dose attenuation correction of the 6D carbon fiber treatment couch, and it is an effective method for clinical use. © 2012 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

  16. Minimising protein oxidation in retail-packed minced beef using three-gas MA-packaging

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    Spanos, Dimitrios; Baussa Cano, Laura; Baron, Caroline P.

    beef. To establish whether three-gas MAP (O2, CO2 and N2), instead of two-gas MAP (O2 and CO2), would affect sensory attributes, shelf life, protein and lipid oxidation, minced beef was packed in MAP with either 40%, 50% or 80% O2 and 20% or 40% CO2 with N2 as filler gas. When comparing traditional MA......Minced beef is usually packed in high oxygen modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) with a gas mixture consisting of 70-80% oxygen (O2) and 20-30% carbon dioxide (CO2). Unfortunately, this results in rubbery and less juicy beef patties with a more rancid flavour compared with fresh or nonoxygen packed...

  17. Modèle mécanique d'une plaque mince

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    Zara, Florence

    2017-01-01

    Doctoral; Ce document présente le modèle mécanique d’une plaque mince. Je présente tout d’abord le cadre théorique de son étude, puis je présenterai les différentes notions permettant d’élaborer une simulation d’une plaque mince sous les hypothèses de petits déplacements et de petites déformations. Nous verrons ainsi l’étude de sa cinématique, la définition de sa déformation en utilisant le tenseur de déformation de Green-Lagrange linéarisé, la définition du tenseur de contraintes, la formula...

  18. Glycogen accumulation in normal and irradiated minced muscle autografts on frog gastrocnemius

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    Malhotra, R.K.; Kaul, R.; Malhotra, N.

    1989-01-01

    Alterations induced in glycogen content and phosphorylase activity have been studied in normal and irradiated minced muscle autografts on frog gastrocnemius at days 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 15 and 30 postgrafting. The changes observed in the glycogen content and phosphorylase activity conform to the degeneration and regeneration phases of muscle repair. An attempt has been made to explain the altered glycogen utilizing capacities of the frog skeletal muscle during its repair and regeneration. (author)

  19. Inhibitory Effect of Nisin on Listeria monocytogenes Inoculated into Surimi and Minced Meat

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    Masoud Rezaei

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background & Objective: Listeria monocytogenes has already established as an important food born pathogen which induce listeriosis in human. Use of bacteriocins to provide food safety has been increased dramatically. Nisin has a wide spectrum inhibitory effect than the other bacteriocins and inhibits food-borne pathogens such as L. monocytogenes and many other Gram-positive spoilage microorganisms. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of Nisin on population of Listeria monocytogenes and the role of changes in food components on the antilisterial properties of Nisin. Materials & Methods: The minced meat and surimi samples were inoculated by 1×104 cfu/g of L. monocytogenes. Then samples exposed to Nisin at the levels of 500 or 1000 IU/g were prepared. All treatments after packaging in plastic bags were kept for 12 days at refrigerator temperature. Samples were cultured on CHROMagarTM Listeria every 2 days and the number of listeria monocytogenes was counted. Results: two different concentrations of Nisin (500 or 1000 IU/g was not able to inhibit L. monocytogenes below the acceptable level for raw food (100 cells per g in minced meat and surimi of silver carp. But the number of bacteria reduces more in fish surimi as compared to the mince meal. Also, antilisterial activity of Nisin was reduced during the storage period. Conclusion: Inhibitory property of Nisin against L. monocytogenes in surimi significantly was higher than the minced (P<0.05. So it is possible the antilisterial properties of Nisin will increase by elimination of some enzymes during processing.

  20. Utilization of optical tracking to validate a software-driven isocentric approach to robotic couch movements for proton radiotherapy

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    Hsi, Wen C.; Zeidan, Omar A.; Law, Aaron; Schreuder, Andreas N.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: An optical tracking and positioning system (OTPS) was developed to validate the software-driven isocentric (SDI) approach to control the six-degrees-of-freedom movement of a robotic couch. Methods: The SDI approach to movements rotating around a predefined isocenter, referred to as a GeoIso, instead of a mechanical pivot point was developed by the robot automation industry. With robotic couch-sag corrections for weight load in a traditional SDI approach, movements could be accurately executed for a GeoIso located within a 500 mm cubic volume on the couch for treatments. The accuracy of SDI movement was investigated using the OTPS. The GeoIso was assumed to align with the proton beam isocenter (RadIso) for gantry at the reference angle. However, the misalignment between GeoIso and RadIso was quantitatively investigated by measuring the displacements at various couch angles for a target placed at the RadIso at an initial couch angle. When circular target displacements occur on a plane, a relative isocenter shift (RIS) correction could be applied in the SDI movement to minimize target displacements. Target displacements at a fixed gantry angle without and with RIS correction were measured for 12 robotic couches. Target displacements for various gantry angles were performed on three couches in gantry rooms to study the gantry-induced RadIso shift. The RIS correction can also be applied for the RadIso shift. A new SDI approach incorporating the RIS correction with the couch sag is described in this study. In parallel, the accuracy of SDI translation movements for various weight loads of patients on the couch was investigated during positioning of patients for proton prostate treatments. Results: For a fixed gantry angle, measured target displacements without RIS correction for couch rotations in the horizontal plane varied from 4 to 20 mm. However, measured displacements perpendicular to couch rotation plane were about 2 mm for all couches. Extracted

  1. Utilization of optical tracking to validate a software-driven isocentric approach to robotic couch movements for proton radiotherapy.

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    Hsi, Wen C; Law, Aaron; Schreuder, Andreas N; Zeidan, Omar A

    2014-08-01

    An optical tracking and positioning system (OTPS) was developed to validate the software-driven isocentric (SDI) approach to control the six-degrees-of-freedom movement of a robotic couch. The SDI approach to movements rotating around a predefined isocenter, referred to as a GeoIso, instead of a mechanical pivot point was developed by the robot automation industry. With robotic couch-sag corrections for weight load in a traditional SDI approach, movements could be accurately executed for a GeoIso located within a 500 mm cubic volume on the couch for treatments. The accuracy of SDI movement was investigated using the OTPS. The GeoIso was assumed to align with the proton beam isocenter (RadIso) for gantry at the reference angle. However, the misalignment between GeoIso and RadIso was quantitatively investigated by measuring the displacements at various couch angles for a target placed at the RadIso at an initial couch angle. When circular target displacements occur on a plane, a relative isocenter shift (RIS) correction could be applied in the SDI movement to minimize target displacements. Target displacements at a fixed gantry angle without and with RIS correction were measured for 12 robotic couches. Target displacements for various gantry angles were performed on three couches in gantry rooms to study the gantry-induced RadIso shift. The RIS correction can also be applied for the RadIso shift. A new SDI approach incorporating the RIS correction with the couch sag is described in this study. In parallel, the accuracy of SDI translation movements for various weight loads of patients on the couch was investigated during positioning of patients for proton prostate treatments. For a fixed gantry angle, measured target displacements without RIS correction for couch rotations in the horizontal plane varied from 4 to 20 mm. However, measured displacements perpendicular to couch rotation plane were about 2 mm for all couches. Extracted misalignments of GeoIso and RadIso in

  2. Utilization of optical tracking to validate a software-driven isocentric approach to robotic couch movements for proton radiotherapy

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    Hsi, Wen C., E-mail: Wen.Hsi@Mclaren.org, E-mail: Wenchien.hsi@sphic.org.cn; Zeidan, Omar A., E-mail: omar.zeidan@orlandohealth.com [ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142 (United States); Law, Aaron; Schreuder, Andreas N., E-mail: niek.schreuder@provisionhp.com [ProCure Training and Development Center, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 (United States)

    2014-08-15

    Purpose: An optical tracking and positioning system (OTPS) was developed to validate the software-driven isocentric (SDI) approach to control the six-degrees-of-freedom movement of a robotic couch. Methods: The SDI approach to movements rotating around a predefined isocenter, referred to as a GeoIso, instead of a mechanical pivot point was developed by the robot automation industry. With robotic couch-sag corrections for weight load in a traditional SDI approach, movements could be accurately executed for a GeoIso located within a 500 mm cubic volume on the couch for treatments. The accuracy of SDI movement was investigated using the OTPS. The GeoIso was assumed to align with the proton beam isocenter (RadIso) for gantry at the reference angle. However, the misalignment between GeoIso and RadIso was quantitatively investigated by measuring the displacements at various couch angles for a target placed at the RadIso at an initial couch angle. When circular target displacements occur on a plane, a relative isocenter shift (RIS) correction could be applied in the SDI movement to minimize target displacements. Target displacements at a fixed gantry angle without and with RIS correction were measured for 12 robotic couches. Target displacements for various gantry angles were performed on three couches in gantry rooms to study the gantry-induced RadIso shift. The RIS correction can also be applied for the RadIso shift. A new SDI approach incorporating the RIS correction with the couch sag is described in this study. In parallel, the accuracy of SDI translation movements for various weight loads of patients on the couch was investigated during positioning of patients for proton prostate treatments. Results: For a fixed gantry angle, measured target displacements without RIS correction for couch rotations in the horizontal plane varied from 4 to 20 mm. However, measured displacements perpendicular to couch rotation plane were about 2 mm for all couches. Extracted

  3. Inhibitory Activity of Artemisia spicigera Essential Oil Against Fungal Species Isolated From Minced Meat

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    Ghajarbeygi

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Background Meat is an important source of several nutrients. The capability top of fresh meat to rot, causing the group of studies food science, biological and chemical stability meat consideration. Objectives This study was conducted to examine the inhibitory effect of Artemisias spicigera essential oil against fungal species isolated from minced meat. Materials and Methods Two types of media dichloran 18% glycerol (DG18 agar and dichloran rosebengal chloramphenicol (DRBC agar were selected for the mycological analysis of the minced meat samples. To evaluate the antifungal activity of essential oils, the microdilution broth method based on the CLSI (M27A guideline was used. Results Artemisias spicigera essential oil has an inhibitory effect on the growth of fungi found in samples of minced meat. Aspergillus, Penicillium and Cladosporium were the most common genera on both medium types. Average Minimum Inhibitory Concentration 50 = 1.88 µL/mL and MIC90 = 2 µL/mL were reported. The genus of Mucor with MIC = 1.0 µL/mL was the most sensitive and Aspergilus versicolor was the most resistant species to the essential oil with MIC = 4 µL/mL. Conclusions The results of the present study show a favorable inhibitory effect of Artemisias spicigera essential oil on fungal growth, especially Aspergillus species. According to the results, antifungal components of Artemisias spicigera in different forms are used to prevent fungal pollution.

  4. The microbiological condition of minced pork prepared at retail stores in Athens, Greece.

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    Andritsos, Nikolaos D; Mataragas, Marios; Mavrou, Elpida; Stamatiou, Anastasios; Drosinos, Eleftherios H

    2012-08-01

    Minced pork samples (n = 150) obtained from butchers' shops and supermarkets in Greece, during summer (n = 75) and winter (n = 75), were subjected to microbiological analysis. Microbial counts (log CFU/g) for the parameters tested were: total viable count (TVC), 6.8 ± 1.0; Pseudomonas spp., 6.4 ± 1.2; Brochothrix thermosphacta, 5.9 ± 1.1; lactic acid bacteria, 5.3 ± 1.0; yeasts and moulds, 4.6 ± 0.7; hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S)-producing bacteria, 4.3 ± 1.3; Enterobacteriaceae, 3.6 ± 1.2; total coliforms, 2.9 ± 1.1; Escherichia coli, 1.4 ± 0.7; Staphylococcus spp., 4.3 ± 1.0; S. aureus, 2.4 ± 0.9, and Listeria spp., 1.4 ± 0.6. The highest correlations were between TVC and pseudomonads, B. thermosphacta and H(2)S-producing bacteria, while the lowest were between total coliforms and all other groups of microorganisms except Enterobacteriaceae. The type of retail outlet and the seasonality of sampling did not have any significant effects (p>0.05) on minced pork meat quality. Interrelationships between (i) meat quality and shelf life, (ii) hygienic conditions during mince preparation and (iii) personnel hygiene were revealed. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Effect of transglutaminase on quality and gel properties of pork and fish mince mixtures.

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    Li, Qingzheng; Gui, Ping; Huang, Zhan; Feng, Ligeng; Luo, Yongkang

    2018-02-01

    Transglutaminase (TGase) is widely applied in the meat industry, and mixing of meat from various sources is an efficient way to enhance the quality of meat products. In this study, sensory scores, color, gel properties, water holding capacity and microstructure of mince mixtures, treated with 0.4% TGase, were determined to investigate the effect of TGase and mixing ratios (pork/fish, 10:0, 7:3, 5:5, 3:7, 0:10) on quality and gel properties of mince mixtures composed of pork and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). Results indicated that the mixture improved the sensory quality and gel properties of meat products compared to control group. The addition of TGase significantly (p mixtures can improve the nutrition of meat product. TGase is usually used to enhance the texture and gel properties of meat in industry. The addition of TGase in pork/fish mince mixtures can not only improve the texture, but catalyze the synergetic interaction between proteins from different meat and further enhance gel properties of mice mixtures in a certain ratio. All of that will provide reference for meat processing and development of new meat product. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  6. Melange a Quatre Ondes Degenere dans les Absorbants Saturables EN Milieu Mince

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    O'Neill, Claire

    1995-01-01

    Le melange a quatre ondes est utilise notamment pour determiner la duree des temps de reorientation moleculaire et mesurer la grandeur des susceptibilites nonlineaires du troisieme ordre. Nous avons mis en evidence les particularites du melange a quatre ondes degenere en milieu absorbant mince a l'aide du formalisme de l'optique nonlineaire et de l'approche holographique. Des experiences realisees avec des impulsions de 33 ps ont permis de caracteriser la cinetique de la nonlinearite en regime transitoire des molecules de rhodamine 6G incorporees dans des matrices d'alcool polyvinylique; un milieu aussi compose d'absorbants anisotropes, les molecules de rhodamine 6G en solution aqueuse et un autre forme d'absorbants isotropes, les films minces de cristaux de semiconducteur CdS_ {x}Se_{1-x} ont ete etudies. Nous avons observe pour ces trois milieux les signaux generes aux ordres superieurs par melange a quatre ondes degenere en milieu mince pour differentes conditions de polarisation.

  7. Essential oils against foodborne pathogens and spoilage bacteria in minced meat.

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    Barbosa, Lidiane Nunes; Rall, Vera Lucia Mores; Fernandes, Ana Angélica Henrique; Ushimaru, Priscila Ikeda; da Silva Probst, Isabella; Fernandes, Ary

    2009-01-01

    The antimicrobial activity of essential oils of oregano, thyme, basil, marjoram, lemongrass, ginger, and clove was investigated in vitro by agar dilution method and minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) determination against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes) and Gram-negative strains (Escherichia coli and Salmonella Enteritidis). MIC(90%) values were tested against bacterial strains inoculated experimentally in irradiated minced meat and against natural microbiota (aerobic or facultative, mesophilic, and psychrotrophic bacteria) found in minced meat samples. MIC(90%) values ranged from 0.05%v/v (lemongrass oil) to 0.46%v/v (marjoram oil) to Gram-positive bacteria and from 0.10%v/v (clove oil) to 0.56%v/v (ginger oil) to Gram-negative strains. However, the MIC(90%) assessed on minced meat inoculated experimentally with foodborne pathogen strains and against natural microbiota of meat did not show the same effectiveness, and 1.3 and 1.0 were the highest log CFU/g reduction values obtained against tested microorganisms.

  8. Development of a QA Phantom for online image registration and resultant couch shifts

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    Arumugam, S.; Jameson, M.G.; Holloway, L.C.

    2010-01-01

    Full text: Purpose Recently our centre purchased an Elekta-Synergy accelerator with kV-CBCT and a hexapod couch attachment. This system allows six degrees of freedom for couch lOp shifts, based on registration of on line imaging. We designed and built a phantom in our centre to test the accuracy and precision of this system. The goal of this project was to investigate the accuracy and practical utilisation of this phantom. Method The phantom was constructed from perspex sheets and high density dental putty (Fig. I). Five high density regions (three small regions to simulate prostate seeds and two larger regions to simulate boney anatomy) were incorporated to test the manual and automatic registrations within the software. The phantom was utilised to test the accuracy and precision of repositioning with the hexapod couch and imaging system. To achieve this, the phantom was placed on the couch at known orientations and the shifts were quantified using the registration of verification and reference image data sets. True shifts and those predicted by the software were compared. Results The geometrical accuracy of the phantom was verified with measurements of the CT scan to be with I mm of the intended geometry. The image registration and resultant couch shifts were found to be accurate within I mm and 0.5 degrees. The phantom was found to be practical and easy to use. Conclusion The presented phantom provides a less expensive and effective alternative to commercially available systems for verifying imaging registration and corresponding six degrees of freedom couch shifts. (author)

  9. Head support to be attached to a Mk1 treatment couch

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    Hannappel, L.

    1984-01-01

    The author presents a head support which can be attached to the bottom-end of the treatment couch Mkl (AECL teletherapy units). This head support facilitates the reproducible position of patients in case of irradiations of the skull and irradiations of head and neck and makes only possible to apply all techniques of irradiation of the skull and of head and neck. By means of suitable connection elements, the head support can also be used with the treatment couch of other manufacturers. (orig.) [de

  10. SU-F-T-298: The Impact of Modeling the Treatment Couch On Patient Specific VMAT QA

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    Gelover, E; Dalhart, A; Hyer, D [University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: The aim of this work is to quantify the impact of modeling the treatment couch on the passing rate of ion chamber measurements during VMAT quality assurance. Methods: For the initial characterization, attenuation and surface dose measurements were performed following the guidelines of TG-176 for the Civco Universal couch top using an Elekta VersaHD accelerator at an energy of 6 MV. A simulation CT was performed to aid in the creation of contours for representing the shape and size of the couch top in the treatment planning system (TPS). A uniform value of density for the couch wall was determined by comparing the ratios of ion chamber measurements made in a 30×30×11 cm3 water phantom with the TPS dose values of a plan with the same geometry. At our institution, patient specific quality assurance is performed using a Sun Nuclear ArcCheck with a multi-plug for chamber measurements, a 0.125cc PTW TN31010 chamber, and a Sun Nuclear 1010 electrometer. Ten VMAT plans were transferred into the phantom geometry created in the TPS with two settings: with and without the couch. The chamber measurements were compared to both treatment plans. Results: A maximum attenuation of 3.6% was observed when the gantry angle was set to 120 and 240 degrees, passing obliquely through the couch. A uniform density of 0.6 g/cm3 for the couch wall was determined in the TPS by comparison with measured data. The VMAT ion chamber measurement/plan ratios systematically improved by 1.79% ±0.53% for all patients when the couch was included in the calculation. Conclusion: The attenuation and surface dose changes produced by the Civco couch can generate observable dose difference in VMAT plans. Including a couch model in the phantom plan used for patient specific VMAT QA can improve the ionization chamber agreement by up to ∼2%.

  11. SU-E-T-315: Dosimetric Effects of Couch Top Shift On VMAT Delivery in Absence of Indexing

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    Islam, M; Jin, H; Ferguson, S; Ahmad, S [Oklahoma Univ. Health Science Ctr., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To investigate dosimetric effects of couch top shift for volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in absence of indexing of immobilization devices. Methods: A total of twelve VMAT treatment plans were selected from three regions (lung, abdomen, and pelvis) to account for the variation of the patient position relative to the couch top. The treatment plans were generated using the Varian Eclipse system. A pinpoint ionization chamber (PTW TN31014) was placed at the center of 16-cm solid water phantom and the dose was delivered using the Varian TrueBeam STx with BrainLAB ExacTrac couch top. To simulate the day-to-day variation of the patient position relative to couch top, the couch top was laterally shifted up to 50 mm, with an increment of 5 mm from 0 to 20 mm; and of 10 mm afterwards, and the phantom was moved back to 0 cm shift for measurement. The dose was also delivered using a Varian tennis racket grid insert at 0 cm shift to simulate the absence of couch top. The treatment plans were delivered with 6, 10, and 15 MV photons using the same leaf sequencing to investigate the energy dependence of couch top shift. The dose difference was normalized to 0 cm shift for the regular couch top for comparison. Results: The percent difference of dose was found to increase with lateral shift for all energies; however, the average differences were close to 0% and the maximum difference was within 1% along the lateral shifts. The differences with the absence of couch top were 2.2±0.5% (6MV), 1.7±0.3% (10MV), and 1.6±0.2% (15MV), respectively. Conclusion: The inclusion of couch top is recommended in treatment planning to minimize the dosimetric uncertainty between calculated and delivered dose even in absence of indexing of immobilization devices in VMAT delivery.

  12. Development of chitosan-nanoparticle film based materials for controlled quality of minced beef during refrigerated storage

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    Erdawati

    2010-10-01

    Chitosan nanoparticles were prepared based on the ionic gelation of chitosan with tripolyphosphate anions. The physicochemical properties of the chitosan nanoparticles were determined by FTIR analysis, XRD pattern and TEM. The effects of chitosan nanoparticles treatment on the shelf-life extension of minced beef stored at 20±1° C were studied, including chemical and microbiological,. Results indicated that chitosan nanoparticle treatment reduced the total microbial load of fresh minced beef about 10-fold (from 3.2×104 CFU/g to 5.4×102 CFU/g) before storage and the microbial flora was different with that of raw samples. The wide-spectrum antibacterial property of chitosan against bacteria isolated from minced beef was confirmed, and chitosan concentration of 400 ppm was eventually determined for application in minced beef. Based on microbiological analysis, biochemical indices determination and sensory evaluation, shelf-lives of 2-3 days for control, 4-5 days for nanoparticle chitosan treatment samples, were observed, indicating that chitosan nanoparticle have a great potential for minced beef preservation.

  13. The Return of the Freudian Couch®: Managing Affectivity through Technologies of Comfort

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    Juelskjaer, Malou; Staunaes, Dorthe; Ratner, Helene

    2013-01-01

    This article explores how the affective "set-up" of Freud's legendary couch has been exported into modern education relations. The so-called psy-sciences from pedagogy, psychology, and psychiatry have informed self-management in school. Managing self-management has a material-affective dimension. Through affective encounters with the…

  14. Simulation de la couche limite hypersonique autour d'un corps ...

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    Une des contraintes majeures intervenant dans la conception de la protection thermique d'engin spatial hypersonique est liée à l'échauffement de la paroi. Elle est du principalement à la présence de chocs forts au sein de l'écoulement, à la dissipation visqueuse dans les couches limites et aux effets de thermochimie.

  15. Dosimetric evaluation of prostate rotations and their correction by couch rotations

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    van Herten, Yvonne R. J.; van de Kamer, Jeroen B.; van Wieringen, Niek; Pieters, Bradley R.; Bel, Arjan

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate the dosimetric effect of prostate rotations and limited on-line corrections by couch rotations (

  16. TU-D-9A-01: TG176: Dosimetric Effects of Couch Tops and Immobilization Devices

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    Olch, A

    2014-01-01

    The dosimetric impact from devices external to the patient is a complex combination of increased skin dose, reduced tumor dose, and altered dose distribution. Although small monitor unit or dose corrections are routinely made for blocking trays, ion chamber correction factors, or tissue inhomogeneities, the dose perturbation of the treatment couch top or immobilization devices are often overlooked. These devices also increase surface dose, an effect which is also often ignored or underestimated. These concerns have grown recently due to the increased use of monolithic carbon fiber couch tops which are optimal for imaging for patient position verification but cause attenuation and increased surface dose compared to the ‘tennis racket’ style couch top they often replace. Also, arc delivery techniques have replaced stationary gantry techniques which cause a greater fraction of the dose to be delivered from posterior angles. A host of immobilization devices are available and used to increase patient positioning reproducibility, and these also have attenuation and skin dose implications which are often ignored. This report of Task Group 176 serves to present a survey of published data that illustrates the magnitude of the dosimetric effects of a wide range of devices external to the patient. The report also provides methods for modeling couch tops in treatment planning systems so the physicist can accurately compute the dosimetric effects for indexed patient treatments. Both photon and proton beams are considered. A discussion on avoidance of high density structures during beam planning is also provided. An important aspect of this report are the recommendations we make to clinical physicists, treatment planning system vendors, and device vendors on how to make measurements of skin dose and attenuation, how to report these values, and for the vendors, an appeal is made to work together to provide accurate couch top models in planning systems. Learning Objectives

  17. WE-G-213CD-06: Implementation of Real-Time Tumor Tracking Using Robotic Couch.

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    Buzurovic, I; Yu, Y; Podder, T

    2012-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to present a novel method for real- time tumor tracking using a commercially available robotic treatment couch, and to evaluate tumor tracking accuracy. Commercially available robotic couches are capable of positioning patients with high level of accuracy; however, currently there is no provision for compensating tumor motion using these systems. Elekta's existing commercial couch (PreciseTM Table) was used without changing its design. To establish the real-time couch motion for tracking, a novel control system was developed and implemented. The tabletop could be moved in horizontal plane (laterally and longitudinally) using two Maxon-24V motors with gearbox combination. Vertical motion was obtained using robust 70V-Rockwell Automation motor. For vertical motor position sensing, we used Model 755A-Accu- Coder encoder. Two Baumer-ITD_01_4mm shaft encoders were used for the lateral and longitudinal motions of the couch. Motors were connected to the Advance Motion Controls (AMC) amplifiers: for the vertical motion, motor AMC-20A20-INV amplifier was used, and two AMC-Z6A8 amplifiers were applied for the lateral and longitudinal couch motions. The Galil DMC-4133 controller was connected to standard PC computer using USB port. The system had two independent power supplies: Galil PSR-12- 24-12A, 24vdc power supply with diodes for controller and 24vdc motors and amplifiers, and Galil-PS300W72 72vdc power supply for vertical motion. Control algorithms were developed for position and velocity adjustment. The system was tested for real-time tracking in the range of 50mm in all 3 directions (superior-inferior, lateral, anterior- posterior). Accuracies were 0.15, 0.20, and 0.18mm, respectively. Repeatability of the desired motion was within ± 0.2mm. Experimental results of couch tracking show feasibility of real-time tumor tracking with high level of accuracy (within sub-millimeter range). This tracking technique potentially offers a simple and

  18. L’emploi associatif et la reproduction des couches moyennes salariées

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    Gérard Chevalier

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available L’analyse secondaire des enquêtes Emploi de l’Insee entre 1993 et 2002 révèle un accroissement des diplômés universitaires travaillant dans le secteur associatif. Les travaux statistiques sur les associations conduisent à poser que leurs fonctions correspondaient aux domaines privilégiés par les politiques publiques des années 1990, tels que l’éducation, le développement local, la culture ou l’action sociale. Considérant la continuité des fonctions de gestion des rapports sociaux d’une génération à l’autre et la proximité entre les profils culturels requis par les nouvelles missions associatives et ceux des animateurs des ces politiques, cet article interprète l’augmentation relevée comme le signe de la reproduction des couches moyennes salariées à travers les politiques publiques.Employment in non-profit sector and reproduction of service middle classesAnnual surveys carried out by a French statistical institute between 1993 and 2002 show an increasing proportion of at least 25 years old university graduates in non-profit sector. Statistical inquiries about this sector lead to assess that the jobs performed by theses graduates were congruent with issues treated by state public policies of the 90’s, such as education, local development, culture and social services. Considering the similarity between functions of these graduates in social control and the one of their parents and considering too the cultural congruence of these functions with the profile of the state policies officials, this paper concludes that graduates increase in non-profit sector is one of the ways used by public service middle class to reproduce itself through policies.El empleo asociativo y la reproducción de las capas medias asalariadasEl análisis segundario de las encuestas sobre el empleo realizadas por el INSEE (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques entre 1993 y 2002 ponen en relieve un aumento de la

  19. Comparison of multi-leaf collimator tracking and treatment-couch tracking during stereotactic body radiation therapy of prostate cancer.

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    Ehrbar, Stefanie; Schmid, Simon; Jöhl, Alexander; Klöck, Stephan; Guckenberger, Matthias; Riesterer, Oliver; Tanadini-Lang, Stephanie

    2017-12-01

    Motion mitigation during prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) ensures optimal target coverage while reducing the risk of overdosage of nearby organs. The geometrical and dosimetrical performance of motion mitigation with the multileaf-collimator (MLC tracking) or the treatment couch (couch tracking) were compared. For ten prostate patients, SBRT treatment plans with integrated boosts were prepared using volumetric modulated arc technique. For the geometrical evaluation, a lead sphere at the beam isocenter was moved according to five prostate motion curves (i) without mitigation, (ii) with MLC tracking or (iii) with couch tracking. During irradiation, MV images were taken and the over-/underexposed areas were evaluated. For the dosimetrical evaluation, the plans were applied to a dosimetric phantom. Dose distributions with and without mitigation were evaluated inside the target structure and organs at risk. The median over-/underexposed area was reduced significantly from 2.02cm 2 without mitigation to 1.00cm 2 and 0.45cm 2 with MLC and couch tracking. Closest dosimetrical agreement to the static references was achieved with couch tracking. MLC and couch tracking at a conventional linear accelerator significantly improved the accuracy of prostate SBRT in the presence of motion, whereby couch tracking showed slightly better performance than MLC tracking. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. Antioxidative Effect of Seaweed Extracts in Chilled Storage of Minced Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus): Effect on Lipid and Protein Oxidation

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    Babakhani, Aria; Farvin, K. H Sabeena; Jacobsen, Charlotte

    2016-01-01

    In this study, antioxidant activity of absolute ethanol, 50 % ethanol and water extracts of two species of seaweeds namely, Fucus serratus and Polysiphonia fucoides were evaluated for their ability to retard lipid and protein oxidation in minced mackerel. Mackerel mince added with 0.5 g...... mackerel. Water extract with lowest phenolic content showed no antioxidant effect in minced mackerel. In conclusion, the 50 % ethanolic extracts of P. fucoides can be a potential source of natural antioxidants, as these extracts have antioxidant activities similar to synthetic antioxidants such as BHT....../kg of extracts was prepared. For comparison, BHT at 0.2 g/kg and a control with no added extracts were also prepared. The samples were stored at 5 °C for 8 days, and sampling was done at time 0, 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8 days. The 50 % ethanolic extracts of P. fucoides were found to be very effective in retarding lipid...

  1. Shelf-life of Halal fresh and minced beef meat packaged under modified atmosphere

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    Francesca Piras

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The shelf-life of Halal fresh cut and minced beef meat, packaged under modified atmosphere (MAP was evaluated. The microbial profile of the carcasses intended for cutting and mincing was investigated by detecting spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. Samples of diced meat (DM, marrowbones (MB, steaks (S and minced meat (MM were packaged in MAP (66.0% O2, 25.0% CO2 and 9.0% N2 and stored at +2 and +8°C. At 0, 7 and 14 days, gas composition of headspace was measured. Moreover, in all the samples colony count at 30°C, Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria (LAB and Pseudomonas spp. were determined. The carcasses contamination was in compliance with the criteria fixed by EC Reg. 2073/2005. Gas composition of the headspace changed significantly during the storage, mainly at +8°C, where a significant decrease of O2 (until 0.1-0.6% and an increase of CO2 (until 81.0-89.0% were recorded. This could be related to the level of LAB and Pseudomonas spp. Less significant changes were observed at +2°C. At 7 days of storage colony count, mean values were higher than >107 CFU/g in the samples at +8°C, and also at 14 days at +2°C, presumably due to the high levels of Pseudomonas spp., that was dominant at the end of the test. Overall, the microbial mean counts were higher than those detected in similar products packaged under vacuum. In order to extend the shelf-life of the fresh meat and meat preparations, differentiated gas mixtures, and particularly a higher percentage of CO2, could be employed.

  2. Films minces ferroélectriques Ba{2/3}Sr{1/3}TiO3 par ablation laser pour applications hyperfréquences

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    Delage, T.; Champeaux, C.; Catherinot, A.; Seaux, J. F.; Madrangeas, V.; Cros, D.

    2003-06-01

    Les matériaux oxydes ferroélectriques semblent des candidats potentiels intéressants pour les composants d'application dans le domaine des télécommunications. Parmi les matériaux ferroélectriques, le Titanate de Baryum Strontium BaxSr(1-x)TiO3 a l'avantage d'avoir une température de transition qui varie suivant son taux x de substitution en baryum. Les films de Ba{2/3}Sr{1/3}TiO3 sont élaborés sur substrats monocristallins MgO par ablation laser pulsée avec un laser KrF (248 nm, durée d'impulsion 14 ns), à un taux de répétition de 10 Hz avec une fluence de 3 J/cm^2 sur la surface de la cible et sous une atmosphère d'oxygène de 3.10^{-1} mbar. Les échantillons réalisés ont été étudiés en diffraction des rayons X en configuration 0-20 afin de déterminer l'orientation des films déposés. Les échantillons sont ensuite caractérisés dans une cavité résonante en hyperfréquence (12,5 GHz) afin de déterminer leur permittivité diélectrique. L'introduction d'une sous-couche de Ba{2/3}Sr{1/3}TiO3 déficitaire en oxygène permet d'obtenir des filnis d'épaisseur micronique possédant de bonnes caractéristiques cristallines et diélectriques.

  3. Application of freezing and radiation technology on shelf-life of formed minced pork

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    Todorovic, M.; Kustudic, M.

    1994-01-01

    The microflora of frozen, minced, formed pork was investigated with the aim to estimate the shelf-life of this product. The isolated microflora from frozen meat was identified by classical and up-to-date methods. The API 50 CHB system was applied for the Bacillus strains, whereas API 20A and enzymatic quick method API RAPID ID 32A was used for the Clostridium strains. Biochemical capabilities reading-out and identifications were performed on ATB instruments on the computer charts. The flavourings (pepper) were pretreated by radiation technology in the preventive purposes

  4. Potential antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibition of leaf extract in minced pork

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    Tuyen Thi Kim Nguyen

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective This study investigated the effect of extraction solvents on antioxidant bio-active compounds as well as potential antioxidant and lipid peroxidation inhibition of Phyllanthus acidus (P. acidus leaf extract in minced pork. Methods The effect of various solvent systems of water, 25%, 50%, 75% (v/v ethanol in water and absolute ethanol on the extraction crude yield, total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and in vitro antioxidant activities of P. acidus leaves was determined. In addition, antioxidant activities of the addition of crude extract from P. aciuds leaves at 2.5 and 5 g/kg in minced pork on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH radical scavenging, 2,2′-Azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid diammonium salt (ABTS radical cation decolorization, reducing power and inhibition of lipid peroxidation (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances; TBARS were determined. Moreover, sensory evaluation of the samples was undertaken by using a 7-point hedonic scale. Results The results showed that the highest crude yield (2.8 g/100 g dry weight was obtained from water which also had the highest recovery yield for total phenolic content, total flavonoid content and the strongest antioxidant activity. The addition of crude water extract from P. acidus leaves was more effective in retarding lipid peroxidation and higher antioxidant activity than control and butylated hydroxytoluene in minced pork. In particular, the samples containing P. acidus extract had no significant effect on the sensory scores of overall appearance, color, odor, texture, flavor, and overall acceptability compared to the control. Conclusion Water solvent was an optimally appropriate solvent for P. acidus leaf extraction because of its ability to yield the highest amount of bio-active compounds and in vitro antioxidant property. Particularly, P. acidus crude water extract also strongly expressed the capacity to retard lipid oxidation, radical scavenging

  5. Volatiles produced by Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus during growth in sausage minces

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    Stahnke, Marie Louise Heller

    1999-01-01

    Aseptic model minces were inoculated with commercial samples of either Staphylococcus xylosus or Staphylococcus carnosus. Volatiles produced by the cultures were collected during growth by diffusive sampling onto adsorbent traps, identified by thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...... and quantified by thermal desorption-gas chromatography-flame ionisation. The data were analysed by principal component analysis. The study showed that both starter cultures produced a large number of volatiles in concentrations of sensory importance. Almost all of the major volatiles resulted from amino acid...

  6. Physique et modélisation d’interactions instationnaires onde de choc/couche limite autour de profils d’aile transsoniques par simulation numérique

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    Grossi, Fernando

    2014-01-01

    L’interaction onde de choc/couche limite en écoulement transsonique autour de profils aérodynamiques est étudiée numériquement utilisant différentes classes de modélisation de la turbulence. Les approches utilisées sont celles de modèles URANS et de méthodes hybrides RANS-LES. L’emploi d’une correction de compressibilité pour les fermetures à une équation est aussi évalué. Premièrement, la séparation intermittente induite par le choc sur un profil supercritique en conditions d’incidence proc...

  7. Survival of Salmonella spp. in minced meat packaged under vacuum and modified atmosphere.

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    Djordjević, Jasna; Bošković, Marija; Starčević, Marija; Ivanović, Jelena; Karabasil, Nedjeljko; Dimitrijević, Mirjana; Lazić, Ivana Branković; Baltić, Milan Ž

    2018-02-12

    The effect of different modified atmosphere packaging regimes on the behavior of Salmonella spp. on minced meat was studied. Minced meat was experimentally contaminated with a Salmonella spp. cocktail (S. Enteritidis, S. Typhimurium, S. Infantis and S. Arizonae), packaged under vacuum or modified atmosphere with initial headspaces containing 20%O 2 /50%CO 2 /30%N 2 and 20%O 2 /30%CO 2 /50%N 2 ) and stored at 3±1°C for 12 days. Samples were analyzed for Salmonella spp., viable and lactic acid bacteria count every third day. Salmonella spp. counts decreased during storage in all packaging types, with reductions of about 1.5logCFU/g. A significant difference (pmodified atmospheres, although there was no significant difference in Salmonella spp. count between meat packaged in 50%CO 2 , and meat packaged in 30%CO 2 . At the end of the study, there were significant differences (pmodified atmosphere, and the lowest counts were noted in meat packaged in modified atmosphere with 50%CO 2 . Copyright © 2018 Sociedade Brasileira de Microbiologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  8. Development of reduced fat minced meats using inulin and bovine plasma proteins as fat replacers.

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    Rodriguez Furlán, Laura T; Padilla, Antonio Pérez; Campderrós, Mercedes E

    2014-02-01

    This work deals with the effect of the addition of inulin and bovine plasma proteins as fat replacers, on the quality of minced meat. The proteins are obtained by ultrafiltration and freeze-drying. The following determinations were carried out: chemical composition, sensorial analysis (color, flavor, taste and consistency), emulsion stability and instrumental texture analysis of samples. The resulting formulations were compared with full-fat minced meat, as control. The results showed an increase of protein contents after fat replacement, while a fat reduction of 20-35% produced light products enriched with proteins and inulin as the functional ingredient. No change was observed in color, flavor, or taste among the samples. However, the sensory analysis showed that the combination of plasma protein (2.5%w/w) and inulin (2%w/w) had the best acceptability with respect to consistency, and had a lower fat drain from the emulsion. Texture profile analysis revealed that this formulation assimilated the control texture properties, being that this result is required for adequate consumer acceptance. © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The American Meat Science Association. All rights reserved.

  9. Proteomic evaluation of myofibrillar carbonylation in chilled fish mince and its inhibition by catechin.

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    Pazos, Manuel; Maestre, Rodrigo; Gallardo, José M; Medina, Isabel

    2013-01-01

    The present study investigates the susceptibility of individual myofibrillar proteins from mackerel (Scomber scombrus) mince to undergo carbonylation reactions during chilled storage, and the antioxidant capacity of (+)-catechin to prevent oxidative processes of proteins. The carbonylation of each particular protein was quantified by combining the labelling of protein carbonyls by fluorescein-5-thiosemicarbazide (FTSC) with 1-D or 2-D gel electrophoresis. Alpha skeletal actin, glycogen phosphorylase, unnamed protein product (UNP) similar to enolase, pyruvate kinase, isoforms of creatine kinase, aldolase A and an isoform of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (G3PDH) showed elevated oxidation in chilled non-supplemented mince. Myosin heavy chain (MHC) was not carbonylated in chilled muscle, but an extensive MHC degradation was observed in those samples. The supplementation of catechin reduced protein oxidation and lipid oxidation in a concentration-dependent manner: control>25>100≈200ppm. Therefore, the highest catechin concentrations (100 and 200ppm) exhibited the strongest antioxidant activity. Catechin (200ppm) reduced significantly carbonylation of protein spots identified as glycogen phosphorylase, pyruvate kinase muscle isozyme, isoforms of creatine kinase. Conversely, catechin was ineffective to inhibit the oxidation of actin and UNP similar to enolase. These results draw attention to the inefficiency of catechin to prevent actin oxidation, in contrast to the extremely high efficiency of catechin in inhibiting oxidation of lipids and other proteins. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. [Prediction of minced pork quality attributes using visible and near infrared reflectance spectroscopy].

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    Fan, Yu-Xia; Liao, Yi-Tao; Cheng, Fang

    2011-10-01

    The objective of the present study was to estimate minced pork meat quality using visible and near infrared (Vis-NIR) spectroscopy. Two hundred twenty five carcasses samples from longissimus dorsi muscle were scanned over the Vis-NIR spectral range from 350 to 1 015 nm and analysed for intramuscular fat (IMF), protein and moisture according to the official methods. Wavelet transform was employed to eliminate the spectra noise. Partial least square regression (PLSR) and support vector machine (SVM) were used to develop Vis-NIR spectroscopy models for chemical composition detection. According to calibration statistics, the best model to predict intramuscular fat content was developed by SVM with the denoised spectra, the correlation coefficient was 0.889 for calibration and 0.888 for validation. For protein and moisture, the best model was achieved with the PLS method with the correlation coefficient of 0.869 and 0.881 for protein calibration and validation sets and 0.877 and 0.848 for moisture calibration and validation sets, respectively. And all the ratios of standard deviation of validation set to root mean square error of prediction (RPD) were not more than 3.0. Results indicated that it was possible to predict chemical composition in minced pork meat. As a fast predictor of meat quality using Vis-NIR spectroscopy, it is necessary to improve the precision and the robustness of the model for practice.

  11. [Method for evaluating the positional accuracy of a six-degrees-of-freedom radiotherapy couch using high definition digital cameras].

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    Takemura, Akihiro; Ueda, Shinichi; Noto, Kimiya; Kurata, Yuichi; Shoji, Saori

    2011-01-01

    In this study, we proposed and evaluated a positional accuracy assessment method with two high-resolution digital cameras for add-on six-degrees-of-freedom radiotherapy (6D) couches. Two high resolution digital cameras (D5000, Nikon Co.) were used in this accuracy assessment method. These cameras were placed on two orthogonal axes of a linear accelerator (LINAC) coordinate system and focused on the isocenter of the LINAC. Pictures of a needle that was fixed on the 6D couch were taken by the cameras during couch motions of translation and rotation of each axis. The coordinates of the needle in the pictures were obtained using manual measurement, and the coordinate error of the needle was calculated. The accuracy of a HexaPOD evo (Elekta AB, Sweden) was evaluated using this method. All of the mean values of the X, Y, and Z coordinate errors in the translation tests were within ±0.1 mm. However, the standard deviation of the Z coordinate errors in the Z translation test was 0.24 mm, which is higher than the others. In the X rotation test, we found that the X coordinate of the rotational origin of the 6D couch was shifted. We proposed an accuracy assessment method for a 6D couch. The method was able to evaluate the accuracy of the motion of only the 6D couch and revealed the deviation of the origin of the couch rotation. This accuracy assessment method is effective for evaluating add-on 6D couch positioning.

  12. Writing and querying MapReduce views in CouchDB

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    Holt, Bradley

    2011-01-01

    If you want to use CouchDB to support real-world applications, you'll need to create MapReduce views that let you query this document-oriented database for meaningful data. With this short and concise ebook, you'll learn how to create a variety of MapReduce views to help you query and aggregate data in CouchDB's large, distributed datasets. You'll get step-by-step instructions and lots of sample code to create and explore several MapReduce views through the course of the book, using an example database you construct. To work with these different views, you'll learn how to use the Futon web a

  13. From ISIS to CouchDB: Databases and Data Models for Bibliographic Records

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    Luciano Ramalho

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available For decades bibliographic data has been stored in non-relational databases, and thousands of libraries in developing countries still use ISIS databases to run their OPACs. Fast forward to 2010 and the NoSQL movement has shown that non-relational databases are good enough for Google, Amazon.com and Facebook. Meanwhile, several Open Source NoSQL systems have appeared. This paper discusses the data model of one class of NoSQL products, semistructured, document-oriented databases exemplified by Apache CouchDB and MongoDB, and why they are well-suited to collective cataloging applications. Also shown are the methods, tools, and scripts used to convert, from ISIS to CouchDB, bibliographic records of LILACS, a key Latin American and Caribbean health sciences index operated by the Pan-American Health Organization.

  14. Poster — Thur Eve — 33: The Influence of a Modeled Treatment Couch on Dose Distributions During IMRT and RapidArc Treatment Delivery

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    Aldosary, Ghada; Nobah, Ahmad; Al-Zorkani, Faisal; Moftah, Belal; Devic, Slobodan

    2014-01-01

    Treatment couches have been known to perturb dose delivery in patients. This effect is most pronounced in techniques such as IMRT and RapidArc. Although modern treatment planning systems (TPS) include data for a “default” treatment couch, actual couches are not manufactured identically. Thus, variations in their Hounsfield Unit (HU) values may exist. This study demonstrates a practical and simple method of acquiring reliable HU data for any treatment couch. We also investigate the effects of both the default and modeled treatment couches on absorbed dose. Experimental verifications show that by neglecting to incorporate the treatment couch in the TPS, dose differences of up to 9.5% and 7.3% were present for 4 MV and 10 MV photon beams, respectively. Furthermore, a clinical study based on a cohort of 20 RapidArc and IMRT (brain, pelvis and abdominal) cases is performed. 2D dose distributions show that without the couch in the planning phase, differences ≤ 4.6% and 5.9% for RapidArc and IMRT cases are present for the same cases that the default couch was added to. Additionally, in comparison to the default couch, employing the modeled couch in the calculation process influences dose distributions by ≤ 2.7% and 8% for RapidArc and IMRT cases, respectively. This result was found to be site specific; where an accurate couch proves to be preferable for IMRT brain plans. As such, adding the couch during dose calculation decreases dose calculation errors, and a precisely modeled treatment couch offers higher dose delivery accuracy for brain treatment using IMRT

  15. Analyse de l'état mécanique et microstructural de films minces supraconducteurs YBa_2 Cu_3O_7 par diffraction des rayons X

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    Auzary, S.; Badawi, K. F.; Bimbault, L.; Rabier, J.; Gaboriaud, R. J.; Goudeau, Ph.

    1997-01-01

    Mechanical and microstructural analysis in a 100nm thin film is presented in this study. Using X-ray diffraction with a tensorial approach, we have determined stresses, strains, stress-free lattice parameters, microdistorsions and diffracting coherent domains size. Stress-free lattice parameters are higher than the bulk values. A high value of stresses is explained as a combination of coherent stresses, thermal stresses and intrinsic ones. Diffraction peaks line profiles analysis suggests grain boundaries presence as well as high lattice elastic microdistorsions. Cette étude présente une analyse de l'état mécanique et microstructurale dans un film mince de 100nm d'épaisseur d'YBCO déposé sur un substrat de MgO. En utilisant la diffraction des rayons X couplée à une approche tensorielle, nous avons déterminé les déformations, les contraintes, les paramètres libres de contraintes, les microdistorsions élastiques ainsi que la taille des domaines cohérents de diffraction. Les paramètres libres de contrainte sont supérieurs à ceux du massif. Une valeur élevée des contraintes est expliquée à partir des contraintes de cohérence, des contraintes thermiques et intrinsèques. L'analyse des profils des pics de diffraction suggère la présence de sous-joints et de distorsions élastiques élevées au niveau des mailles cristallographiques.

  16. Bacterial community dynamics during cold storage of minced meat packaged under modified atmosphere and supplemented with different preservatives.

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    Stoops, J; Ruyters, S; Busschaert, P; Spaepen, R; Verreth, C; Claes, J; Lievens, B; Van Campenhout, L

    2015-06-01

    Since minced meat is very susceptible for microbial growth, characterisation of the bacterial community dynamics during storage is important to optimise preservation strategies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different production batches and the use of different preservatives on the composition of the bacterial community in minced meat during 9 days of cold storage under modified atmosphere (66% O2, 25% CO2 and 9% N2). To this end, both culture-dependent (viable aerobic and anaerobic counts) and culture-independent (454 pyrosequencing) analyses were performed. Initially, microbial counts of fresh minced meat showed microbial loads between 3.5 and 5.0 log cfu/g. The observed microbial diversity was relatively high, and the most abundant bacteria differed among the samples. During storage an increase of microbial counts coincided with a dramatic decrease in bacterial diversity. At the end of the storage period, most samples showed microbial counts above the spoilage level of 7 log cfu/g. A relatively similar bacterial community was obtained regardless of the manufacturing batch and the preservative used, with Lactobacillus algidus and Leuconostoc sp. as the most dominant microorganisms. This suggests that both bacteria played an important role in the spoilage of minced meat packaged under modified atmosphere. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Development of a low-cost NIR instrument for minced meat analysis: Part 1 - Spectrophotometer and sample presentations

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    The feasibility of using a compact, low-cost NIR spectrophotometer to predict moisture (MC) and total fat content of minced pork was demonstrated. Results were compared with those obtained using two research type instruments with high signal to noise ratio (S/N). The NIR measuring head of the compac...

  18. Effect of hydrocolloids and pretreatments on the keeping quality of minced fillets of whiting and cod during frozen storage

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    Ponte, da D.J.B.

    1986-01-01

    The present study examines the effects of additions of hydrocolloids and pretreatments (precooking and irradiation) on the stability of minced fillets of whiting and cod during frozen storage (-18°C).

    Some hydrocolloids (Xanthan gum, alginates, carboxymethyl celluloses and Iota and Lambda

  19. SU-F-J-37: Commissioning a Six Degree of Freedom Couch

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    Roberts, D; Lam, K; Bredfeldt, J; Covington, E [University of Michigan Hospital and Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: The proper operation of a six degree of freedom couch (6DOFC) to position a patient for treatment requires that a number systems on the treatment unit work together correctly. Commissioning a 6DOFC requires not only the commissioning of each separate system but also commissioning the interactions between the systems. Methods: To commission a 6DOFC, we tested the resolvers that readout the linear and angular positions; the orthogonality of the axes of the laser positioning system, the imaging system, the gantry and the couch as well as their relationship to each other. An automated Winston-Lutz test was used verify the coincidence of the origins of the laser system, imaging system and treatment unit. The IsoCal phantom was used to verify the consistency of axes orientations between systems. The operation of the couch and imaging system was verified under simulated load conditions and an end to end test was performed to verify correct operation of the system. Results: The tests on the couch resolvers, orthogonality and coincidence of the axes of each system were successfully completed and showed excellent agreement. The automated Winston-Lutz test showed that the maximum displacement of the center of the radiation field with respect to the isocenter was <0.6 mm (radius) at isocenter. The analysis of the IsoCal phantom showed that the maximum variation of the radiation field with respect to known locations in the phantom was ∼0.9 mm for all the BBs in the phantom. Load tests showed maximum errors of 1 mm. Conclusion: We tested all system associated with the 6DOFC and found the uncertainty due to imaging was <.9mm and the uncertainty due to loading ∼1 mm, resulting in a total error of ∼1.4 mm.

  20. Virtual couch shift (VCS): accounting for patient translation and rotation by online IMRT re-optimization

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    Bol, G H; Lagendijk, J J W; Raaymakers, B W

    2013-01-01

    When delivering conventional intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), discrepancies between the pre-treatment CT/MRI/PET based patient geometry and the daily patient geometry are minimized by performing couch translations and/or small rotations. However, full compensation of, in particular, rotations is usually not possible. In this paper, we introduce an online ‘virtual couch shift (VCS)’: we translate and/or rotate the pre-treatment dose distribution to compensate for the changes in patient anatomy and generate a new plan which delivers the transformed dose distribution automatically. We show for a phantom and a cervical cancer patient case that VCS accounts for both translations and large rotations equally well in terms of DVH results and 2%/2 mm γ analyses and when the various aspects of the clinical workflow can be implemented successfully, VCS can potentially outperform physical couch translations and/or rotations. This work is performed in the context of our hybrid 1.5 T MRI linear accelerator, which can provide translations and rotations but also deformations of the anatomy. The VCS is the first step toward compensating all of these anatomical changes by online re-optimization of the IMRT dose distribution. (paper)

  1. La Cooperación Sur-Sur y el desarrollo del Sur global

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    Martín Faus, Carlos D.

    2015-01-01

    En la cooperación sur-sur (CSS) se ha constatado un aumento en volumen y en importancia muy fuerte, especialmente a partir de 2008. En este marco, el objetivo del trabajo es examinar si los países proveedores de CSS están promoviendo en su cooperación condiciones favorables para la sostenibilidad del desarrollo del Sur global, usando tres áreas temáticas de relevancia para un desarrollo sostenible del Sur: el fomento de los bienes públicos, el establecimiento de las alianzas para el desarroll...

  2. Altiplano Sur de Bolivia

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    Alvarez-Flores, Ricardo; Bommel, Pierre; Bourliaud, Jean; Chevarria Lazo, Marco; Cortes, Geneviève; Cruz, Pablo; Del Castillo, C.; Gasselin, Pierre; Joffre, Richard; Leger, Francois; Nina Laura, Juan Peter; Rambal, Serge; Rivière, Gilles; Tichit, Muriel; Tourrand, Jean-François

    2014-01-01

    Alimento de base de las poblaciones andinas desde hace milenios, la quinua se ha convertido hoy en un producto apreciado en el mercado internacional de alimentos dietéticos, orgánicos y equitativos. Este cambio lo iniciaron los mismos productores del Altiplano Sur de Bolivia hace aproximadamente unos 40 años. En medio de un desierto de altura, ellos lograron desarrollar una floreciente producción agrícola de exportación. Aunque cuentan con lucrativos nichos de mercado, los productores de quin...

  3. Microbial profiles of carcasses and minced meat from kangaroos processed in South Australia.

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    Holds, Geoff; Pointon, Andrew; Lorimer, Michelle; Kiermeier, Andreas; Raven, Geoff; Sumner, John

    2008-03-31

    The microbiological profiles of kangaroo carcasses and minced meat at game meat processing plants in South Australia were determined in surveys undertaken in 2002 and 2004. In 2002 mean values for log(10) total viable counts (TVC) on carcasses at individual plants ranged from 0.9 to 3.9 log(10) cfu/cm(2), with the mean for all plants being 2.3 log(10) cfu/cm(2). In 2004 the between plant range was narrower, by about 1 log unit, and the mean value for carcasses at all plants was 1.2 log(10) cfu/cm(2). Minced kangaroo meat, was sampled in 2002 only. The overall mean log(10) TVC was 3.9 log(10) cfu/g, with mean counts at individual plants ranging from 3.1 to 4.6 log(10) cfu/g. The overall prevalence of E. coli was 70%, with mean numbers of 2.1 log(10) cfu/g on positive samples. Salmonella was not detected in any of 60 samples from carcasses in 2002. However, in 2004 Salmonella was detected in 4/385 samples (1.04%, 95% CI: 0.28%-2.64%). In minced kangaroo meat, Salmonella was detected in 9/50 (18%, 95% CI: 9%-31%) samples. The abdominal cavity, sampled in 2004, was found to be highly contaminated, with E. coli isolated from 46% of samples and the mean number for positive samples being 2.7 log(10) cfu/cm(2); Salmonella was isolated from 14/120 (12%; 95% CI: 6.52%-18.80%) of abdominal cavities. The practice of collecting carcasses together and pushing grouped carcasses into the chiller likely leads to cross contamination of carcasses from the abdominal cavities of others. To align results of sampling by swabbing for domestic purposes with excision sampling, required for export purposes, both methods were used to sample opposite sides of each of the 50 carcasses sampled in 2004. The results obtained with the two methods of sampling were similar.

  4. SU-F-J-125: Effects of Couch Position Variability On Dosimetric Accuracy with An MRI-Guided Co-60 Radiation Therapy Machine

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    Chow, P; Thomas, D; Agazaryan, N; Cao, M; Low, D; Yang, Y; Lamb, J [UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance in radiation therapy brings real-time imaging and adaptive planning into the treatment vault where it can account for interfraction and intrafraction movement of soft tissue. The only commercially-available MRI-guided radiation therapy device is a three-head 60Co and MRI system with an integrated treatment planning system (TPS). An up to 20% attenuation of the beam by the couch is well modeled in the TPS. However, variations in the patient’s day-to-day position introduce discrepancies in the actual couch position relative its location as modeled in the treatment plan. For this reason, our institution avoids plans with beams that pass through or near the couch edges. This study looks at plans without restriction on beam angles and investigates the effects of couch shift by simulating shifts of the couch relative to the patient, in order to determine whether couch edge avoidance restrictions can be lifted. Methods: A total of 27 plans from 23 patients were investigated. Couch shifts of 1 and 2 cm were introduced in combinations of lateral and vertical direction to simulate variations in patient positioning on the couch giving 16 shifted plans per reference plan. The shift values of 1 and 2 cm were based on shifts recorded in 320 treatment fractions. Results: Measured couch attenuation versus TPS modeled agreed within 2.1%. Planning Target Volume (PTV) D95 changed less than 1% for 1 and 2 cm couch shifts in only the x-direction and less than 3% for all directions. Conclusion: The dosimetry of all plans with shifts up to ±2 cm was within reasonable clinical tolerances. Robustness of a plan to couch shifts can be tested in the TPS. Inclusion of beams traversing the couch edges should be considered if an improvement in plan quality or delivery time can be achieved.

  5. Evaluation of accuracy about 2D vs 3D real-time position management system based on couch rotation when non-coplanar respiratory gated radiation therapy

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    Kwon, Kyung Tae; Kim, Jung Soo [Dongnam Health University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Sim, Hyun Sun [College of Health Sciences, Korea University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Min, Jung Whan [Shingu University College, Sungnam (Korea, Republic of); Son, Soon Yong [Wonkwang Health Science University, Iksan (Korea, Republic of); Han, Dong Kyoon [College of Health Sciences, EulJi University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-12-15

    Because of non-coplanar therapy with couch rotation in respiratory gated radiation therapy, the recognition of marker movement due to the change in the distance between the infrared camera and the marker due to the rotation of the couch is called RPM (Real-time The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the accuracy of motion reflections (baseline changes) of 2D gating configuration (two dot marker block) and 3D gating configuration (six dot marker block). The motion was measured by varying the couch angle in the clockwise and counterclockwise directions by 10° in the 2D gating configuration. In the 3D gating configuration, the couch angle was changed by 10° in the clockwise direction and compared with the baseline at the reference 0°. The reference amplitude was 1.173 to 1.165, the couch angle at 20° was 1.132, and the couch angle at 1.0° was 1.083. At 350° counterclockwise, the reference amplitude was 1.168 to 1.157, the couch angle at 340° was 1.124, and the couch angle at 330° was 1.079. In this study, the phantom is used to quantitatively evaluate the value of the amplitude according to couch change.

  6. Volatiles produced by Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus during growth in sausage minces

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    Stahnke, Marie Louise Heller

    1999-01-01

    Aseptic model minces were inoculated with commercial samples of either Staphylococcus xylosus or Staphylococcus carnosus. Volatiles produced by the cultures were collected during growth by diffusive sampling onto adsorbent traps, identified by thermal desorption-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...... and quantified by thermal desorption-gas chromatography-flame ionisation. The data were analysed by principal component analysis. The study showed that both starter cultures produced a large number of volatiles in concentrations of sensory importance. Almost all of the major volatiles resulted from amino acid...... degradation, suggesting that the effect of Staphylococcus starter cultures on flavour quality is much related to their ability of catabolizing amino acids. With the exception of diacetyl, acetoin and 2-methyl-1-butanol, both cultures formed the same volatiles. Diacetyl and acetoin were not produced...

  7. Clostridium perfringens and its toxins in minced meat from Kars, Turkey.

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    Kamber, U; Gokce, H I; Elmali, M

    2007-07-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Clostridium perfringens and its toxins in minced meat. A total of 96 minced meat samples were collected from local markets (16) and small butcher's shops (80) in Kars (Turkey). Samples were analysed for the presence of C. perfringens and its toxins using a commercially available ELISA kit. A total of 31 (32%) Clostridium spp. strains were isolated and 17 (55%) of these isolates were identified as C. perfringens. Four (25%) of the samples from local markets and 27 (34%) from small butcher's shops were contaminated with Clostridium spp. Furthermore, C. perfringens was isolated from two (12%) and 15 (19%) samples from local markets and small butcher's shops, respectively. Mean counts of Clostridium spp. were 2.2 +/- 0.83 x 10(2) CFU g(-1) for local markets and 4.35 +/- 8.53 x 10(2) CFU g(-1) for small butcher's shops; mean counts for C. porringers were 2.75 +/- 0.21 x 10(2) and 6.82 +/- 10.96 x 10(2) CFU g(-1) from markets and butcher's shops, respectively. The number of samples contaminated with both Clostridium spp. and C. perfringens was higher in small butcher's shops than in local markets. Moreover, higher numbers of Clostridium spp. and C. perfringens were isolated in samples from small butcher's shops than from local markets. A total of 13 (13%) samples were also positive for toxins produced by the organism, as detected by ELISA. Eleven samples from small butcher's shops and two samples from local markets were positive for the C. perfringens toxins tested. Moreover, two (12%), one (1%), four (4%) and two (2%) samples were contaminated with C. perfringens types A, B, C and D, respectively. In conclusion, some meat samples collected from local markets and small butcher's shops contained C. perfringens and its toxins and, therefore, present a potential risk of food poisoning.

  8. Precision evaluation of the treatment that used coordinates confirmation of couch in case of two forgets adjoined

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    Seo, Jeong Min; Jeong, Cheon Young; Park, Young Hwan; Song, Ki Won

    2003-01-01

    Confirming an error to be able to break out in a method to move couch manually while operator sees the skin marks on patient in case of curing head who got 2 targets adjoined, so we analyze coordinates price of couch, evaluate reproducibility and precision of change movements between targets. In radiotherapy, for confirming errors in manual movements by operators by exchanging between two targets to treat patient head, we read coordinates price(vertical, longitudinal, lateral three directions of couch) shown on a monitor of LINAC( CL 2100, Varian, USA) in order to evaluate accuracy about the length that moved in time for moving couch manually. After reading movement length of coordinates recorded in three directions of all treatment, we compared distance between targets recorded in RTP(Pinnacle, ADAC, USA) with reading coordinates price of couch, setting actually done the same patient for ten times, coordinates were recorded, treated for evaluating averages and degrees of errors and standard deviations. In method to confirm skin marks of patient by operators' view and to move couch manually, average standard deviations of movements between two targets are vertical 1.4 mm, longitudinal 0.9 mm, lateral 2.2 mm in each direction. As for the error in straight dimension, it is about 3.6 mm averages and 5.1 mm maximum. The average of errors in each directions was vertical 1mm, longitudinal 0.7 mm, lateral 2.7 mm. The greatest error broke out in lateral direction with 25% of all cases ; to exceed an error average. If operators moved manually couch for changing target points, errors about 3.6 mm average degrees occur. It is important that operators confirm the errors prices of actual couch coordinates for asking a correct movement between the targets adjoined each other ; in case of treatment demanding high precision like 3D conformal therapy or IMRT. Therefore, if we apply couch coordinates confirmation to reproducibility and to precision evaluation of treatment, it

  9. Megavoltage photon beam attenuation by carbon fiber couch tops and its prediction using correction factors

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    Hayashi, Naoki; Shibamoto, Yuta; Obata, Yasunori; Kimura, Takashi; Nakazawa, Hisato; Hagiwara, Masahiro; Hashizume, Chisa I.; Mori, Yoshimasa; Kobayashi, Tatsuya

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of megavoltage photon beam attenuation (PBA) by couch tops and to propose a method for correction of PBA. Four series of phantom measurements were carried out. First, PBA by the exact couch top (ECT, Varian) and Imaging Couch Top (ICT, BrainLAB) was evaluated using a water-equivalent phantom. Second, PBA by Type-S system (Med-Tec), ECT and ICT was compared with a spherical phantom. Third, percentage depth dose (PDD) after passing through ICT was measured to compare with control data of PDD. Forth, the gantry angle dependency of PBA by ICT was evaluated. Then, an equation for PBA correction was elaborated and correction factors for PBA at isocenter were obtained. Finally, this method was applied to a patient with hepatoma. PBA of perpendicular beams by ICT was 4.7% on average. With the increase in field size, the measured values became higher. PBA by ICT was greater than that by Type-S system and ECT. PBA increased significantly as the angle of incidence increased, ranging from 4.3% at 180 deg to 11.2% at 120 deg. Calculated doses obtained by the equation and correction factors agreed quite well with the measured doses between 120 deg and 180 deg of angles of incidence. Also in the patient, PBA by ICT was corrected quite well by the equation and correction factors. In conclusion, PBA and its gantry angle dependency by ICT were observed. This simple method using the equation and correction factors appeared useful to correct the isocenter dose when the PBA effect cannot be corrected by a treatment planning system. (author)

  10. A Chimpanzee, 'Ham,' in the Biopack Couch for the MR-2 Flight

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    1961-01-01

    A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee 'Ham' over 640 kilometers down range in an arching trajectory that reached a peak of 254 kilometers above the Earth. The mission was successful and Ham performed his lever-pulling task well in response to the flashing light. NASA used chimpanzees and other primates to test the Mercury Capsule before launching the first American astronaut Alan Shepard in May 1961. The successful flight and recovery confirmed the soundness of the Mercury-Redstone systems.

  11. A feasibility study of using couch-based real time dosimetric device in external beam radiotherapy

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    Prabhakar, Ramachandran; Cramb, Jim; Kron, Tomas [Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Locked Bag 1, A' Beckett Street, Victoria 8006 (Australia)

    2011-12-15

    Purpose: Measurement of actual dose delivered during radiotherapy treatment aids in checking the accuracy of dose delivered to the patient. In this study, a couch-based real time dosimetric device has been proposed to measure the exit or entrance dose to a patient during external beam radiotherapy. The utility and feasibility of such a device using a 2D array of diodes has been demonstrated. Methods: Two MAPCHECK devices: MAPCHECK (1175) and MAPCHECK 2 (both SunNuclear) were embedded in a foam block in the treatment couch of a Varian 21iX linear accelerator. The angular dependence of the detector response for both devices was studied before implementing the MAPCHECKs for experimental purposes. An Alderson Rando head phantom was scanned with the MAPCHECK and MAPCHECK 2 devices separately and four different treatment plans were generated with target volumes at three different positions simulating typical clinical situations. The analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) was used to compute the doses in an Eclipse treatment planning system (Varian Medical Systems). The Rando phantom with the MAPCHECK device was exposed in Clinac 21iX linear accelerator. The measured dose distribution was compared with the calculated dose distribution to check for the accuracy in dose delivery. Results: Measured and computed dose distribution were found to agree with more than 93% of pixels passing at 3% and 3 mm gamma criteria for all the treatment plans. The couch-based real time dosimetry system may also be applied for noncoplanar beams where electronic portal imaging device (EPID) is not practical to measure the dose. Other advantages include checking the beam stability during the patient treatment, performing routine morning quality assurance (QA) tests in the linear accelerator, and to perform pretreatment verification of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). One of the drawbacks of this system is that it cannot be used for measuring the dose at 90 deg. or 270 deg. gantry

  12. Elaboration and characterisation of thin polycrystalline films deposited by LPCVD for solar cells application; Elaboration et caracterisation de couches minces de silicium polycristallin deposees par LPCVD pour application photovoltaique

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    Laghla, Y.

    1998-07-16

    This work is separated in 3 parts: a first part told horizontal research, concerning physical studies of the material such as optical characteristics. We have studied the main methods of evaluating optical constants, such as thickness, refractive index and optical coefficient of absorption. The second part is dedicated to calculation of optical properties of thin layers of amorphous and polycrystalline silicon obtained by low pressure chemical vapour deposition (LPCVD). The optical studies of the different materials have allowed us to the final choice of material and to optimise thickness in order to make photovoltaic diodes. Therefore we have, studied the deposit kinetics, optical, electrical, and structural (AFM, SEM) properties of the different layers contributing to the diodes manufacturing. So as to better understand the quality of these layers, we have tried to make a bond between the different observed variation of electrical, and optical parameters, and their structural variation according to their thickness. The lest part, told vertical research, consists in the technological realisation of these diodes with minimum technological steps (only three masc. levels), so as to reply to the demands of the industrial market. In this subject, we have realised diodes with a significant reduction in reverse leakage current, and a very good aware appearance to reverse polarisation up to -100 V without observing the break down voltage. (author) 186 refs.

  13. Etude des propriétés structurales, morphologiques et électrochimiques de couches minces de nanocomposites hybrides de type hydroxyde double lamellaire (HDL) / biomolécules : application aux biocapteurs de polyphénols

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    Soussou, Asma

    2016-01-01

    Polyphenols are in abundance in diet, being present in various fruits or vegetables, but also in tea or wine. Their antioxidant properties attracted an increasing interest of different researchers in the field of medicine and food manufacturers. Consequently, very intensive studies have been conducted to develop efficient polyphenols biosensors, while respecting certain criteria (simplicity of use, speed of measurement, low cost). In the case of enzymatic biosensors, the decisive step is the ...

  14. Relations entre propriétés spectroscopiques et microstructurales de couches minces de titanates de terres rares élaborées par sol-gel et intégration dans des dispositifs actifs

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    Jenouvrier , Pierre

    2003-01-01

    Jury : Dr R. MADAR Président Dr G. C. RIGHINI Rapporteur Dr C. SANCHEZ Rapporteur Pr P. BENECH Examinateur Dr M. LANGLET Directeur de thèse Dr J. FICK Co-encadrant; The development of rare earth-doped thin films has gained interest over these last few years. In this report, we present the elaboration of Y2-xLnxTi2O7 thin films (Ln=Er, Tm, Yb, Nd) by the Aerosol-gel process and their characterisation. The aerosol-gel process is an original deposition technique based on the sol-gel transformati...

  15. Preparation of thin layers of SnO{sub 2} by a sol-gel method; Elaboration de couches minces de SnO{sub 2} prepare par voie sol gel

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    Hemissi, M.; Amardjia-Adnani, A. [Universite Ferhet Abbas de Setif, Lab. Dosage, Dept. de Technologie, Faculte de l' Ingenieur, Setif (Algeria)

    2006-07-01

    Thin layers of SnO{sub 2} doped with Sb have been prepared to use them as electrodes in nanocrystalline dye photovoltaic cells. In this work, these layers have been at first prepared and then their nano-structures and electrical properties have been studied. The sol-gel method has been used to deposit, on glass substrates, composite layers of SnO{sub 2} doped with 14% Sb. These films have been annealed at 500 C for different times, their thicknesses which are of 250 nm, have been measured by ellipsometry. The analysis of the obtained structures by grazing incidence X-ray diffraction shows that the size of the crystallites evolves with time and annealing temperature, which ones is between 5.8 and 18.6 nm. (O.M.)

  16. Electrochemical deposition of thin nano-structured layers of CuInS{sub 2} for photovoltaic cells; Depot electrochimique de couches minces nanostructurees de CuInS{sub 2} pour cellules photovoltaiques

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    Cayzac, R.; Boulc' h, F.; Knauth, P. [Madirel Universite de Provence - 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France)

    2006-07-01

    In this work, it has been shown that the electrochemical deposition seems to be a promising synthesis technique because the thickness of the layers and their morphology are well adapted to the photovoltaic application. The example of CuInS{sub 2} has been taken. (O.M.)

  17. Foire aux questions sur la bourse Regard canadien sur le ...

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    21) Vous indiquez que les résultats du concours seront annoncés en septembre. À quelle date précisément ? 22) Qu'entend-on par l'attribution d'une bourse à titre conditionnel ? 23) Est-ce que je peux effectuer mes travaux sur le terrain en moins de trois mois ? 24) Est-ce que je peux utiliser la bourse Regard canadien sur ...

  18. SU-F-T-424: Mitigation of Increased Surface Dose When Treating Through A Carbon Fiber Couch Top

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    Johnson, E; Misgina, F [University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: To study the effect of the Varian carbon fiber couch top on surface dose for patients being treated using single PA beams in the supine position and to identify simple methods for surface dose reduction. Methods: Measurements of surface dose were obtained in Solid Water phantoms using both a parallel plate ionization chamber (PTW Advanced Markus) and EBT2 Radiochromic films for both 6 and 10MV photons. All measurements were referenced to a depth considered a typical for PA Spine fields. Techniques used to reduce the surface dose included introducing an air standoff using Styrofoam sheets to suspend the phantom surface above the couch top and by adding a thin high Z scattering foil on the table surface. Surface doses were evaluated for typical field sizes, standoff heights, and various scattering materials. Comparisons were made to the surface dose obtainable when treating through a Varian Mylar covered tennis racket style couch top. Results: Dependence on typical spine field sizes was relatively minor. Dependence on air gap was much more significant. Surface doses decreased exponentially with increases in air standoff distance. Surface doses were reduced by approximately 50% for an air gap of 10cm and 40% for a 15cm air gap. Surface doses were reduced by an additional 15% by the addition of a 1mm Tin scattering foil. Conclusion: Using simple techniques, it is possible to reduce the surface dose when treating single PA fields through the Varian carbon fiber couch top. Surface doses can be reduced to levels observed when treating though transparent Mylar tops by adding about 15 cm of air gap. Further reductions are possible by adding thin scattering foils, such as Tin or Lead, on the couch surface. This is a low cost approach to reduce surface dose when using the Varian carbon fiber couch top.

  19. SU-F-T-424: Mitigation of Increased Surface Dose When Treating Through A Carbon Fiber Couch Top

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    Johnson, E; Misgina, F

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To study the effect of the Varian carbon fiber couch top on surface dose for patients being treated using single PA beams in the supine position and to identify simple methods for surface dose reduction. Methods: Measurements of surface dose were obtained in Solid Water phantoms using both a parallel plate ionization chamber (PTW Advanced Markus) and EBT2 Radiochromic films for both 6 and 10MV photons. All measurements were referenced to a depth considered a typical for PA Spine fields. Techniques used to reduce the surface dose included introducing an air standoff using Styrofoam sheets to suspend the phantom surface above the couch top and by adding a thin high Z scattering foil on the table surface. Surface doses were evaluated for typical field sizes, standoff heights, and various scattering materials. Comparisons were made to the surface dose obtainable when treating through a Varian Mylar covered tennis racket style couch top. Results: Dependence on typical spine field sizes was relatively minor. Dependence on air gap was much more significant. Surface doses decreased exponentially with increases in air standoff distance. Surface doses were reduced by approximately 50% for an air gap of 10cm and 40% for a 15cm air gap. Surface doses were reduced by an additional 15% by the addition of a 1mm Tin scattering foil. Conclusion: Using simple techniques, it is possible to reduce the surface dose when treating single PA fields through the Varian carbon fiber couch top. Surface doses can be reduced to levels observed when treating though transparent Mylar tops by adding about 15 cm of air gap. Further reductions are possible by adding thin scattering foils, such as Tin or Lead, on the couch surface. This is a low cost approach to reduce surface dose when using the Varian carbon fiber couch top.

  20. Physicochemical changes of myosin and gelling properties of washed tilapia mince as influenced by oxidative stress and microbial transglutaminase.

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    Chanarat, Sochaya; Benjakul, Soottawat; Xiong, Youling L

    2015-06-01

    Physicochemical properties of myosin from tilapia subjected to oxidation via Fenton's reaction using H2O2 (0, 0.05, 0.1, 1 and 5 mM) were determined. With increasing H2O2 concentrations and times (from 0 to 12 h), sulfhydryl group content and Ca(2+)-ATPase activity decreased, while carbonyl content and surface hydrophobicity increased to a higher extent. After being subjected to oxidation, cross-linking via disulfide bond along with increased storage modulus (G´) was observed. Microbial transglutaminase (MTGase) induced polymerization of myosin in both non-oxidized and oxidized forms and increased gel G´. Gel properties of washed mince and oxidized washed mince were determined in the presence and absence of MTGase. A stronger gel was observed when 0.3 unit MTGase/g was added, regardless of oxidation process. Nevertheless, the gel strengthening effect of MTGase was hampered when mince was subjected to severe oxidation. Excessive protein aggregation of oxidized samples prior to gelation resulted in the reduction of gel strength and water-holding capacity. Negative effect of protein oxidation on gelation could therefore be alleviated to some degree by MTGase addition.

  1. Quality changes in refrigerated stored minced pork wrapped with plastic cling film and the effect of glucose supplementation.

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    Del Blanco, Alba; Caro, Irma; Quinto, Emiliano J; Mateo, Javier

    2017-04-01

    Meat spoilage greatly depends on meat composition and storage conditions. Microbial and biochemical changes in minced pork (100-g portions) wrapped with a polyvinyl chloride film during a 4-day refrigerated storage were studied. As glucose is the first substrate used by spoilage bacteria and when it is depleted bacteria could generate undesirable volatiles, the effect of the addition of glucose to minced meat was also studied. Three treatments were used: control (C), without added glucose, and low and high glucose concentration (L and H), 150mg and 750mg of glucose in 100g of meat, respectively. Spoilage bacteria, pH, redox potential, colour, basic volatile nitrogen, glucose, organic acids, and volatiles were analyzed in both recently prepared and stored pork samples. Storage resulted in increased levels of lactic acid bacteria and glucose-derived short chain alkyl volatiles, and a decrease in redox potential and volatile aldehyde levels. The addition of glucose to meat did not affect the biochemical characteristics of stored minced pork. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on the shelf life of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum 1792) mince.

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    Kocatepe, Demet; Turan, Hülya; Altan, Can Okan; Keskin, Irfan; Ceylan, Asuman

    2016-06-01

    This paper reports the effect of different concentrations of CO2/N2 gases on chemical/sensorial stability, color properties (L*, a*, and b* values), and microbiological properties of trout mince stored at 3 ± 1℃. The gas mixtures were used as follows; 60%CO2 + 40%N2 (B), 75%CO2 + 25%N2 (C), 40%CO2 + 60%N2 (D). Control samples (A) were packed under atmospheric air. Analyses were carried out on the 1st, 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th, 24th and 28th days of storage. Among three modified atmosphere gas compositions, the best preservation method and most suitable gas concentration for trout mince were found in group C including 75% CO2 The inconsumable day of trout mince packed with air (control) and MAPs (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) (group B, C, and D) were 12th, 16th, 24th, and 16th days, respectively. © The Author(s) 2015.

  3. sur Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae)

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    Efficacité d'extraits de feuilles de neem Azadirachta indica (Sapindale) sur Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera : Plutellidae), Hellula undalis (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) et Lipaphis erysimi (Hemiptera : Aphididae) du chou Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae) da.

  4. Évaluation du courant d'obscurité des couches actives de ...

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    envisager une amélioration de leurs performances optiques et électriques. ... La mesure du courant d'obscurité est effectuée à température ambiante sur le GaAs dont la croissance a été réalisée à basses températures (GaAsBT) et sur le n- GaAs ...

  5. The Oculist's Eye: Connections between Cataract Couching, Anatomy, and Visual Theory in the Renaissance.

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    Baker, Tawrin

    2017-01-01

    We now know that cataract couching involves depressing an occluded crystalline lens to the bottom of the vitreous chamber, but from the time of Galen until the seventeenth-century cataracts were thought to be separate concretions arising between the crystalline lens and the pupil. From Antiquity through the Renaissance, the combination of visual theory in which the crystalline humor is the author of vision, and surgical experience—that couching cataracts restored some degree of sight—resulted in anatomists depicting a large space between the crystalline lens and the pupil. In the Renaissance, oculists—surgical specialists with little higher education or connections to learned surgery or medicine—overwhelmingly performed eye surgeries. This article examines how the experience and knowledge of oculists, of barber-surgeons, and of learned surgeons influenced one another on questions of anatomy, visual theory, and surgical experience. By analyzing the writings of the oculist George Bartisch (c. 1535–1607), the barber-surgeon Ambroise Paré (1510–1590), and the learned surgeon Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente (1533–1619), we see that the oculists’ understanding of the eye—an eye constructed out of the probing, tactile experience of eye surgery—slowly lost currency among the learned toward the beginning of the seventeenth century.

  6. Relax with CouchDB - Into the non-relational DBMS era of Bioinformatics

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    Manyam, Ganiraju; Payton, Michelle A.; Roth, Jack A.; Abruzzo, Lynne V.; Coombes, Kevin R.

    2012-01-01

    With the proliferation of high-throughput technologies, genome-level data analysis has become common in molecular biology. Bioinformaticians are developing extensive resources to annotate and mine biological features from high-throughput data. The underlying database management systems for most bioinformatics software are based on a relational model. Modern non-relational databases offer an alternative that has flexibility, scalability, and a non-rigid design schema. Moreover, with an accelerated development pace, non-relational databases like CouchDB can be ideal tools to construct bioinformatics utilities. We describe CouchDB by presenting three new bioinformatics resources: (a) geneSmash, which collates data from bioinformatics resources and provides automated gene-centric annotations, (b) drugBase, a database of drug-target interactions with a web interface powered by geneSmash, and (c) HapMap-CN, which provides a web interface to query copy number variations from three SNP-chip HapMap datasets. In addition to the web sites, all three systems can be accessed programmatically via web services. PMID:22609849

  7. Cold-batter mincing of hot-boned and crust-frozen air-chilled turkey breast allows for reduced sodium content in protein gels.

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    Lee, H C; Medellin-Lopez, M; Singh, P; Sansawat, T; Chin, K B; Kang, I

    2014-09-01

    The purpose of this research was to evaluate sodium reduction in the protein gels that were prepared with turkey breasts after hot boning (HB), quarter (¼) sectioning, crust-frozen air-chilling (CFAC), and cold temperature mincing. For each of 4 replications, 36 turkeys were slaughtered and eviscerated. One-half of the carcasses were randomly assigned to water immersion chilling for chill boning (CB), whereas the remaining carcasses were immediately HB and quarter-sectioned/crust-frozen air-chilled (HB-¼CFAC) in a freezing room (-12°C, 1.0 m/s). After deboning, CB fillets were conventionally minced, whereas HB-¼CFAC fillets were cold minced up to 27 min with 1 or 2% salt. From the beginning of mincing, the batter temperatures of HB-¼CFAC were lower (P batters up to 12 and 21 min for 2 and 1% salts, respectively. Upon mincing, the batter pH of the HB-¼CFAC (P 0.05) from the pH of CB batters, except for the 1% salt HB-¼CFAC batter after 15 min of mincing. The pattern of pH was not changed when the batters were stored overnight. The protein of 2% salt HB-¼CFAC fillets was more extractable (P batter appears to have more open space, less protein aggregation, and more protein-coated fat particles than those of postrigor batters. Based on these results, the combination of HB-¼CFAC and cold-batter-mincing technologies appear to improve protein functionality and sodium reduction capacity. © 2014 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  8. A practical method of modeling a treatment couch using cone-beam computed tomography for intensity-modulated radiation therapy and RapidArc treatment delivery

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    Aldosary, Ghada; Nobah, Ahmad; Al-Zorkani, Faisal; Devic, Slobodan; Moftah, Belal

    2015-01-01

    The effect of a treatment couch on dose perturbation is not always fully considered in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). In the course of inverse planning radiotherapy techniques, beam parameter optimization may change in the absence of the couch, causing errors in the calculated dose distributions. Although modern treatment planning systems (TPS) include data for the treatment couch components, they are not manufactured identically. Thus, variations in their Hounsfield unit (HU) values may exist. Moreover, a radiotherapy facility may wish to have a third-party custom tabletop installed that is not included by the TPS vendor. This study demonstrates a practical and simple method of acquiring reliable computed tomography (CT) data for the treatment couch and shows how the absorbed dose calculated with the modeled treatment couch can differ from that with the default treatment couch found in the TPS. We also experimentally verified that neglecting to incorporate the treatment couch completely in the treatment planning process might result in dose differences of up to 9.5% and 7.3% for 4-MV and 10-MV photon beams, respectively. Furthermore, 20 RapidArc and IMRT cases were used to quantify the change in calculated dose distributions caused by using either the default or modeled couch. From 2-dimensional (2D) ionization chamber array measurements, we observed large dose distribution differences between the measurements and calculations when the couch was omitted that varied according to the planning technique and anatomic site. Thus, incorporating the treatment couch in the dose calculation phase of treatment planning significantly decreases dose calculation errors.

  9. Comentarios desde el Sur

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    Tatiana Cordero Velásquez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Este texto ahonda en las preguntas que plantea el Dossier: ¿Cómo se piensa lo queer en AméricaLatina? La autora analiza los contenidos de lo político en lo queer, sus aportes y limites, y la pertinenciadel concepto. Subraya la ausencia de una perspectiva de género en los estudios gay yqueer anteriores, y la relación entre sujetos LGBTI y la academia en la trayectoria de lo queer ennuestro contexto. Analiza el lugar de lo femenino en tres de los cinco artículos que abordan lasidentidades gay y trans y la ausencia de análisis sobre lo masculino en lo lésbico, bisexual o transmasculino como reflejo de la estratificación en la producción de conocimiento en torno al ‘cuerpopolítico queer’. A la vez, destaca la contribución de este dossier a la producción de conocimientoen el Sur así como a la complejización de este debate.

  10. Attenuation measures of the BrainLAB imaging couch and validation on the treatment planning system Eclipse; Medidas de atenuacao da mesa BrainLAB imaging couch e validacao no sistema de planejamento Eclipse

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    Serante, Alexandre R., E-mail: alexandre.serante@gmail.com [Clinica de Radioterapia Inga, Nitero, RJ (Brazil); Goncalves, Joao G. [Instituto Oncologico, Juiz de Fora, MG (Brazil); Neves-Junior, Wellington F.P.; Leite, Joao Paulo S.; Haddad, Cecilia M.K. [Hospital Sirio-Libanes, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Servico de Radioterapia. Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras

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    In this work, attenuation measurements were performed for the beams of energy 6 and 15MV for the couch table BrainLAB Imaging Couch, consisting of carbon fiber. The measurements were performed in the Linac Novalis-Tx (Varian) for 5 x 5 and 10 x 10 cm² field sizes, varying gantry positions. The measured data were compared with the values calculated with the treatment planning system Eclipse, calculated with the algorithm AAA, in order to validate the model of the couch included in your library. The highest attenuation for the field size of 10 x 10 cm² was 7,5% and 4,8% for the beams 6 and 15 MV, respectively. With the field size of 5 x 5 cm² the highest attenuation value was 8,1% and 5,3%, for the beams 6 and 15 MV, respectively. Both measured at gantry position 120 deg C. From the attenuation data measured with an ionization chamber, it was possible to modify the model of the couch in Eclipse to obtain the smallest difference between measured and predicted values by the TPS. (author)

  11. Détermination du module d'Young dans des films minces de tungstène par diffraction des rayons X

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    Villain, P.; Goudeau, P.; Renault, P.-O.; Badawi, K. F.

    2002-07-01

    Elasticity of reduced dimension materials remains misunderstood since both experimental and theoretical studies on this subject are difficult to perform. Numerous experiments realised in the early 90's evidenced “elastic anomalies” in small period multilayer systems: “supermodulus”, breakdown of the Poisson's effect. The polemic raised by these observations lead us to develop a method to study the elastic constants in thin films on substrates; it combines X-ray diffraction and in situ tensile testing. This paper presents results on Poisson's ratio and Young's modulus measurement in 140nmW thin films; the obtained Young's modulus was smaller to the bulk material one whereas the Poisson's ratio was significantly larger than the bulk one. L'élasticité des matériaux de faible dimension demeure encore méconnue. Ceci tient entre autre à la difficulté de l'approche expérimentale et théorique. Dans les années 90, un grand nombre d'expériences ont mis en évidence des anomalies élastiques dans des systèmes multicouches de très faible période : supermodule, déviation à la loi de Poisson. La polémique soulevée par ces observations nous a amené à développer une méthode d'étude des constantes d'élasticité module d'Young et coefficient de Poisson dans les films minces sur substrats; elle combine la diffraction des rayons X et la déformation in situ. Cet article présente les résultats obtenus dans le cas de films de tungstène de 140nm d'épaisseur; la valeur mesurée pour le module d'Young est inférieure à celle du même matériau à l'état massif alors que pour le coefficient de Poisson, la valeur est plus grande.

  12. Investigating the mincing method for isolation of adipose-derived stem cells from pregnant women fat.

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    Li, Yuan-Sheng; Chen, Pao-Jen; Wu, Li-Wei; Chou, Pei-Wen; Sun, Li-Yi; Chiou, Tzyy-Wen

    2018-02-01

    The success of stem cell application in regenerative medicine, usually require a stable source of stem or progenitor cells. Fat tissue represents a good source of stem cells because it is rich in stem cells and there are fewer ethical issues related to the use of such stem cells, unlike embryonic stem cells. Therefore, there has been increased interest in adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) for tissue engineering applications. Here, we aim to provide an easy processing method for isolating adult stem cells from human adipose tissue harvested from the subcutaneous fat of the abdominal wall during gynecologic surgery. We used a homogenizer to mince fat and compared the results with those obtained from the traditional cut method involving a sterile scalpel and forceps. Our results showed that our method provides another stable and quality source of stem cells that could be used in cases with a large quantity of fat. Furthermore, we found that pregnancy adipose-derived stem cells (P-ADSCs) could be maintained in vitro for extended periods with a stable population doubling and low senescence levels. P-ADSCs could also differentiate in vitro into adipogenic, osteogenic, chondrogenic, and insulin-producing cells in the presence of lineage-specific induction factors. In conclusion, like human lipoaspirates, adipose tissues obtained from pregnant women contain multipotent cells with better proliferation and showed great promise for use in both stem cell banking studies as well as in stem cell therapy.

  13. Improving the Hygienic Quality and Shelf-Life of Minced Common Carp Fish by Gamma Irradiation

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    El-Khawas, Kh.H.; Fawzia, M.; El-Nashaby; Abd El-daim, M.H.

    1999-01-01

    This investigation aimed to improve the hygienic quality and extend cold storage life of minced carp fish by gamma irradiation. The frozen samples were gamma irradiation at 0, 2, 4 and 6 kGy doses and the effects of these treatments on the chemical properties, microbiological aspects and sensory properties were studied post treatments and during cold storage. Irradiation of samples at doses of 2, 4 and 6 kGy greatly reduced its microbial counts and prolonged its shelf-life for 2, 4, and 6 weeks at 4 ±degree, respectively against only 3 days for control samples. Moreover, 4 kGy dose completely destroyed Staph aureus. The chemical composition of samples did not alter neither by γirradiation treatments nor by cold storage. Furthermore, irradiation treatments had no effects on pH-value, TVBN and TMA contents, while a gradual increase in these chemical quality indexes was observed during cold storage. However, both irradiation treatments and cold storage increased the TBA value

  14. Production of fungal chitosan from date wastes and its application as a biopreservative for minced meat.

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    Tayel, Ahmed A; Ibrahim, Sami I A; Al-Saman, Mahmoud A; Moussa, Shaaban H

    2014-08-01

    Raw and processed meat contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms is a continuing worldwide problem facing health and industry overseers. Fungal chitosan was extracted, purified and characterized from Aspergillus brasiliensis (niger) ATCC 16404 grown in date syrup (dips) and applied as a potential meat biopreservative. The main features of produced chitosan were a deacetylation degree of 81.3%, a molecular weight of 31,000Da, 96% solubility in 1% acetic acid solution and a harmonized IR-spectrum to standard commercial chitosan. The application of fungal chitosan, as a natural and safe biopreservative for minced meat, was conducted in comparison with potassium sorbate, as a commercial meat preservative. Treated meat samples with 0.02% chitosan was the least trials in microbial contents, i.e. total count, coliforms, β-glucuronidase-positive Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, yeasts and molds, Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase positive staphylococci. The antimicrobial activity of fungal chitosan was considerably greater than that of potassium sorbate or their combination at 0.01% from each. Sensory characteristics, e.g. color, odor and texture, of treated meat with chitosan, were higher than those of control and potassium sorbate treated samples. Fungal chitosan, however, could be recommended as a powerful, natural and eco-friendly alternative for meat preservation and overall quality maintenance. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Fish crackers development from minced fish and starch: an innovative approach to a traditional product

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    Cristiane Rodrigues Pinheiro Neiva

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to develop sensory acceptable, high nutritional value fish crackers that could be kept at room temperature for 180 days. Minced fish of different low-value species was the raw material employed to produce two types of fish crackers: a the traditional keropok cracker, which was expanded by deep frying; and b a low-fat fish cracker, expanded by microwave cooking. The protein content of the fried fish crackers (FFCs and that of the microwaved fish crackers (MFCs were high (10.86 and 14.70%, respectively. The essential amino acid contents of the two types of fish cracker were above the FAO requirements for adults, and the lysine content was above the requirements for children. Sensory analysis, performed by adult panelists, resulted in a general level of acceptability of 90% for the MFCs and of 97% for the FFCs. Vacuum packaging maintained microbiological and physicochemical properties for a storage period of 180 days at room temperature.

  16. Host status of barley to Puccinia coronata from couch grass and P. striiformis from wheat and brome

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    The pathogenicity and identity of a field sample (PcE) of crown rust fungus Puccinia coronata collected in Hungary on wild couch grass (Elytrigia repens) and of a field sample (Psb) of stripe rust (P. striiformis) collected in the Netherlands on California brome (Bromus carinatus) was studied. We fo...

  17. Host status of barley to Puccinia coronata from couch grass and P. striiformis from wheat and brome

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    Niks, R.E.; Heyzen, van S.; Szabo, L.J.; Alemu, S.K.

    2013-01-01

    The pathogenicity and identity was studied of a field sample (PcE) of crown rust fungus Puccinia coronata collected in Hungary on wild couch grass (Elymus repens) and of a field sample (Psb) of stripe rust (P. striiformis) collected in the Netherlands on California brome (Bromus carinatus). We

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    Alfredo Falero

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    Full Text Available El artículo apunta a mostrar un ángulo de análisis basado en la perspectiva de construcción de subjetividades sociales o colectivas, a efectos de dar cuenta de la tensión entre regulación y emancipación social (por emplear los términos de Boaventura de Sousa Santos que cruza los nuevos procesos sociopolíticos que están ocurriendo en el cono sur de América Latina y Brasil y delinear algunos escenarios posibles. Con el esquema conceptual propuesto, se procura mostrar como la expansión de una subjetividad cooperativa en distintos espacios sociales, a veces microespacios, es condición para la transformación del actual patrón de poder. Una dirección que, como es notorio, los gobiernos de Lula, Vazquez, Kirchner y Bachelet no parecen dispuestos a -o no están en condiciones de- transitar. Ello sugiere repensar el campo popular en su relación con los actuales gobiernos y examinar la capacidad de éstos de construir nuevos consensos políticos. En tal sentido, es preciso comenzar a delinear los conflictos entre ambas esferas en la nueva etapa, las presiones de un lado y otro, las dinámicas de cooptación entre gobiernos y diferentes movimientos sociales y para ello se trabaja con algunos ejemplos recientes tomados de estos países.

  19. Clinical Evaluation of a Robotic 6-Degree of Freedom Treatment Couch for Frameless Radiosurgery

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    Gevaert, Thierry; Verellen, Dirk; Engels, Benedikt; Depuydt, Tom; Heuninckx, Karina; Tournel, Koen; Duchateau, Michael; Reynders, Truus; De Ridder, Mark

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the added value of 6–degree of freedom (DOF) patient positioning with a robotic couch compared with 4DOF positioning for intracranial lesions and to estimate the immobilization characteristics of the BrainLAB frameless mask (BrainLAB AG, Feldkirchen, Germany), more specifically, the setup errors and intrafraction motion. Methods and Materials: We enrolled 40 patients with 66 brain metastases treated with frameless stereotactic radiosurgery and a 6DOF robotic couch. Patient positioning was performed with the BrainLAB ExacTrac stereoscopic X-ray system. Positioning results were collected before and after treatment to assess patient setup error and intrafraction motion. Existing treatment planning data were loaded and simulated for 4DOF positioning and compared with the 6DOF positioning. The clinical relevance was analyzed by means of the Paddick conformity index and the ratio of prescribed isodose volume covered with 4DOF to that obtained with the 6DOF positioning. Results: The mean three-dimensional setup error before 6DOF correction was 1.91 mm (SD, 1.25 mm). The rotational errors were larger in the longitudinal (mean, 0.23°; SD, 0.82°) direction compared with the lateral (mean, –0.09°; SD, 0.72°) and vertical (mean, –0.10°; SD, 1.03°) directions (p < 0.05). The mean three-dimensional intrafraction shift was 0.58 mm (SD, 0.42 mm). The mean intrafractional rotational errors were comparable for the vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions: 0.01° (SD, 0.35°), 0.03° (SD, 0.31°), and –0.03° (SD, 0.33°), respectively. The mean conformity index decreased from 0.68 (SD, 0.08) (6DOF) to 0.59 (SD, 0.12) (4DOF) (p < 0.05). A loss of prescribed isodose coverage of 5% (SD, 0.08) was found with the 4DOF positioning (p < 0.05). Half a degree for longitudinal and lateral rotations can be identified as a threshold for coverage loss. Conclusions: With a mask immobilization, patient setup error and intrafraction motions need to be

  20. Clinical Evaluation of a Robotic 6-Degree of Freedom Treatment Couch for Frameless Radiosurgery

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    Gevaert, Thierry, E-mail: thierry.gevaert@uzbrussel.be [Department of Radiotherapy, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium); Verellen, Dirk; Engels, Benedikt; Depuydt, Tom; Heuninckx, Karina; Tournel, Koen; Duchateau, Michael; Reynders, Truus; De Ridder, Mark [Department of Radiotherapy, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels (Belgium)

    2012-05-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the added value of 6-degree of freedom (DOF) patient positioning with a robotic couch compared with 4DOF positioning for intracranial lesions and to estimate the immobilization characteristics of the BrainLAB frameless mask (BrainLAB AG, Feldkirchen, Germany), more specifically, the setup errors and intrafraction motion. Methods and Materials: We enrolled 40 patients with 66 brain metastases treated with frameless stereotactic radiosurgery and a 6DOF robotic couch. Patient positioning was performed with the BrainLAB ExacTrac stereoscopic X-ray system. Positioning results were collected before and after treatment to assess patient setup error and intrafraction motion. Existing treatment planning data were loaded and simulated for 4DOF positioning and compared with the 6DOF positioning. The clinical relevance was analyzed by means of the Paddick conformity index and the ratio of prescribed isodose volume covered with 4DOF to that obtained with the 6DOF positioning. Results: The mean three-dimensional setup error before 6DOF correction was 1.91 mm (SD, 1.25 mm). The rotational errors were larger in the longitudinal (mean, 0.23 Degree-Sign ; SD, 0.82 Degree-Sign ) direction compared with the lateral (mean, -0.09 Degree-Sign ; SD, 0.72 Degree-Sign ) and vertical (mean, -0.10 Degree-Sign ; SD, 1.03 Degree-Sign ) directions (p < 0.05). The mean three-dimensional intrafraction shift was 0.58 mm (SD, 0.42 mm). The mean intrafractional rotational errors were comparable for the vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions: 0.01 Degree-Sign (SD, 0.35 Degree-Sign ), 0.03 Degree-Sign (SD, 0.31 Degree-Sign ), and -0.03 Degree-Sign (SD, 0.33 Degree-Sign ), respectively. The mean conformity index decreased from 0.68 (SD, 0.08) (6DOF) to 0.59 (SD, 0.12) (4DOF) (p < 0.05). A loss of prescribed isodose coverage of 5% (SD, 0.08) was found with the 4DOF positioning (p < 0.05). Half a degree for longitudinal and lateral rotations can be identified as a threshold

  1. EFSA BIOHAZ Panel (EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards, 2014. Scientific Opinion on the public health risks related to the maintenance of the cold chain during storage and transport of meat. Part 2 (minced meat from all species)

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    Hald, Tine; Baggesen, Dorte Lau

    7 °C throughout and that this temperature be maintained until mincing which must take place not more than 6 or 15 (vacuum-packed meat) days after slaughter. The corresponding figures for poultry are 4 °C and 3 days. The impact of storage time between slaughter and mincing on bacterial pathogen...

  2. [Phytopathogenic bacteria of couch-grass in the crops of wheat].

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    Iakovleva, L M; Patyka, V F; Gvozdiak, R I; Shcherbina, T N

    2009-01-01

    Bacterialdiseases of weeds in the crops of wheat on the fields of Kyiv and Vinnytsya regions of Ukraine Elytrigia repens (L.) Nevski Agropyrum repens L. were revealed. The following symptoms of bacterial affections: the leaves wither, oval or hatched necrotic spots on green leaves, necroses on the stalks, empty-ears, partial blackening of the ear axes, awns, caryopsises, scales, water-soaked or dark brown with violet shade spots on the rhizomes were found. During the vegetation period bacteria were isolated from the affected plants which caused pathological process in the couch-grass and wheat. The pathogenic bacteria were identified as Pseudomonas syringae, P. viridiflava, Pseudomonas sp., Erwinia carotovora pv. carotovora, Pantoea agglomerans, the part of yellow-pigmentary isolates were not identified. Some Psyringae were isolated from the rhizomes during winterthawing. The paper is presented in Ukrainian.

  3. Les solvants organiques neutres épaissis pour le nettoyage d’une couche picturale.

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    Claire Dupuy

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available L’évolution des techniques de restauration conduit à l’introduction de nouvelles méthodes et de nouvelles réflexions au service du nettoyage des couches picturales. Nous choisissons ici d’étudier l’une deces réflexions : l’épaississement des solvants organiques neutres liquides à l’aide d’éthers de cellulose et d’acides polyacryliques neutralisés.The evolution of restoration techniques led to the introduction of new methods and new research in the service of cleaning the pictorial layers. Here, we chose to consider one of these approaches: thickening of neutral organic liquid solvents using cellulose ethers and neutralized polyacrylic acid.

  4. SU-C-207-04: Reconstruction Artifact Reduction in X-Ray Cone Beam CT Using a Treatment Couch Model

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    Lasio, G; Hu, E; Zhou, J; Lee, M; Yi, B [University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (United States)

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    Purpose: to mitigate artifacts induced by the presence of the RT treatment couch in on-board CBCT and improve image quality Methods: a model of a Varian IGRT couch is constructed using a CBCT scan of the couch in air. The model is used to generate a set of forward projections (FP) of the treatment couch at specified gantry angles. The model couch forward projections are then used to process CBCT scan projections which contain the couch in addition to the scan object (Catphan phantom), in order to remove the attenuation component of the couch at any given gantry angle. Prior to pre-processing with the model FP, the Catphan projection data is normalized to an air scan with bowtie filter. The filtered Catphan projections are used to reconstruct the CBCT with an in-house FDK algorithm. The artifact reduction in the processed CBCT scan is assessed visually, and the image quality improvement is measured with the CNR over a few selected ROIs of the Catphan modules. Results: Sufficient match between the forward projected data and the x-ray projections is achieved to allow filtering in attenuation space. Visual improvement of the couch induced artifacts is achieved, with a moderate expense of CNR. Conclusion: Couch model-based correction of CBCT projection data has a potential for qualitative improvement of clinical CBCT scans, without requiring position specific correction data. The technique could be used to produce models of other artifact inducing devices, such as immobilization boards, and reduce their impact on patient CBCT images.

  5. Methodes spectrales paralleles et applications aux simulations de couches de melange compressibles

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    Male , Jean-Michel; Fezoui , Loula ,

    1993-01-01

    La resolution des equations de Navier-Stokes en methodes spectrales pour des ecoulements compressibles peut etre assez gourmande en temps de calcul. On etudie donc ici la parallelisation d'un tel algorithme et son implantation sur une machine massivement parallele, la connection-machine CM-2. La methode spectrale s'adapte bien aux exigences du parallelisme massif, mais l'un des outils de base de cette methode, la transformee de Fourier rapide (lorsqu'elle doit etre appliquee sur les deux dime...

  6. Restructured fish product from white croacker (Micropogonias furnieri mince using microbial transglutaminas

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    Alex Augusto Gonçalves

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed at determining the influence of three concentrations of commercial transglutaminase enzyme in restructured fillet of minced fish from white croacker (Micropogonias furnieri, one of the four marine species with notability in Brazil. The restructured fillet developed had advantages when compared to traditional fillet, such as absence of spine and less flavour intensity (washes cycles. Washing process for white croacker mince was compared with five clarification agents: water (control, phosphoric acid (H3PO4, sodium chloride (NaCl, calcium carbonate (CaCO3 and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3. The higher quality product (whiteness was obtained with calcium carbonate washes. Three concentrations (1.5, 1.0 and 0.5% of microbial transglutaminase MGTase (Active TG-B %v/v and Active TG-BP %w/w were compared, in order to produce fish restructured product (boneless fillet. The concentration of 1.5% (both enzymes, produced better results. The restructured products were compared by sensory analysis and showed better sensory parameters (appearance, odour, flavour and texture samples treated with Active TG-B (solution form.Este estudo teve como objetivo determinar a influência de três concentrações de enzima transglutaminase comercial em filés reestruturado a partir de polpa de corvina (Micropogonias furnieri, uma das quatro espécies marinhas notáveis no Brasil. O filé reestruturado desenvolvido tem vantagens quando comparado aos filés tradicionais, tais como, a ausência da espinhas e sabor menos intenso (ciclos de lavagens. O processo de lavagem da polpa de corvina foi comparado com cinco agentes clarificantes: água (controle, ácido fosfórico (H3PO4, cloreto de sódio (NaCl, carbonato de cálcio (CaCO3 e bicarbonato de sódio (NaHCO3. O produto de qualidade superior (mais branco foi obtido com a lavagem com carbonato de cálcio. Três concentrações (1,5%, 1,0% e 0,5% de transglutaminase microbiana (Activa TG-B % v/v e Activa TG

  7. Roles of MinC and MinD in the site-specific septation block mediated by the MinCDE system of Escherichia coli.

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    de Boer, P A; Crossley, R E; Rothfield, L I

    1992-01-01

    The proper placement of the cell division site in Escherichia coli requires the site-specific inactivation of potential division sites at the cell poles in a process that requires the coordinate action of the MinC, MinD, and MinE proteins. In the absence of MinE, the coordinate expression of MinC and MinD leads to a general inhibition of cell division. MinE gives topological specificity to the division inhibition process, so that the septation block is restricted to the cell poles. At normal ...

  8. Cold-batter mincing of hot-boned and crust-freezing air-chilled turkey breast improved meat turnover time and product quality.

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    Medellin-Lopez, M; Sansawat, T; Strasburg, G; Marks, B P; Kang, I

    2014-03-01

    The purpose of this research was to evaluate the combined effects of turkey hot-boning and cold-batter mincing technology on acceleration of meat turnover and meat quality improvement. For each of 3 replications, 15 turkeys were slaughtered and eviscerated. Three of the eviscerated carcasses were randomly assigned to water-immersion chilling for chill-boning (CB) and the remaining were immediately hot-boned (HB), half of which were used without chilling whereas the remaining were subjected to crust-freezing air chilling (CFAC) in an air-freezing room (1.0 m/s, -12°C) with/without 1/4; sectioning (HB-1/4;CFAC, HB-CFAC). As a result, CB and HB breasts were minced using 1 of 5 treatments: (1) CB and traditional mincing (CB-T), (2) HB and mincing with no chilling (HB-NC), (3) HB and mincing with CO2 (HB-CO2), (4) HB and mincing after CFAC (HB-CFAC), and (5) HB and mincing after quarter sectioning and CFAC (HB-1/4;CFAC). Traditional water-immersion chilling took an average of 5.5 h to reduce the breast temperature to 4°C, whereas HB-CFAC and HB-1/4;CFAC took 1.5 and 1 h, respectively. The breast of HB-CFAC and HB-1/4;CFAC showed significantly higher pH (6.0-6.1), higher fragmentation index (196-198), and lower R-value (1.0-1.1; P 0.05) in sarcomere length were seen between CB-T and HB-CFAC filets regardless of quarter sectioning. When muscle was minced, the batter pH (5.9) of CB-T was significantly lower (P meat batters were cooked, higher cooking yield (90 - 91%; P < 0.05) was found in HB-CFAC, HB-1/4;CFAC, and HB-CO2, followed by HB-NC (90%) and finally CB-T (86%). Stress values (47-51 kPa) of HB-CFAC gels were significantly higher (P < 0.05) than those of CB-T (30 kPa) and HB-NC (36 kPa). A similar trend was found in strain values.

  9. Histopathologic study of minced and injected expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) in quadriceps muscle of rats for injection laryngoplasty.

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    Aydin, Omer; Sengor, Gani Atilla; Gurbuz, Yesim; Mola, Ferhat

    2007-09-01

    Gore-Tex has not yet been used as an injection material, and no animal study has been performed. The purpose of this study was to investigate the histopathological and volumetric changes of minced and injected expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) in the quadriceps muscle of rats to find out its possibility as an injection material in future injection laryngoplasty. A prospective study was performed in 13 Wistar rats. The 50+/-5 mg Gore-Tex vascular graft was minced until it was fine enough to pass through a 16G injection cannula. To create viscosity in order to avoid precipitation, minced Gore-Tex was mixed with sodium hyaluronate (SH) gel. 0.5 ml of this mixture was injected into the middle part of the right quadriceps muscle of each subject. Then, pure SH (0.5 ml) was injected into the middle part of the left quadriceps muscle of each subject. To compare the volumetric and histopathological changes of the injection area occupied by the materials over the time, two rats were sacrificed 1 day after the procedure, four rats after 1 month, four rats after 3 months and three rats after 6 months. In pure SH: SH was observed as an effusion in the muscle of one subject on the first day only. We did not detect SH in the muscle in the first, third and sixth months and, as a result, there was no augmentation. Inflammation and fibrosis was not detected in any of these applications of SH. In minced Gore-Tex+SH gel mixture: SH was again eliminated from the muscle in a very short period of time, but the remaining Gore-Tex created a 15.8% volumetric gain. Fibrosis and capsule formation began in the first month and, in the sixth month; we observed connective tissue surrounding the Gore-Tex material. Ingrowth of connective tissue into the Gore-Tex, though not present in the first month, occurred partially in the third and significantly in the sixth month. In addition, we observed foreign body granuloma formation after the third month. Pure SH, though easily applicable, was

  10. Effect of electron irradiation and packaging atmosphere on the survival of Aeromonas hydrophila in minced poultry meat

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    Stecchini, M.L.; Sarais, I.; Del Torre, M. [Dipartimento di Scienze degli Alimenti, Udine (Italy); Fuochi, P.G. [Istituto FRAE-CNR, Bologna (Italy)

    1995-10-01

    Resistance to electron irradiation of Aeromonas hydrophila inoculated in minced poultry meat packed in presence of air or under vacuum was examined. Surviving bacteria were counted on starch ampicillin agar containing 100 {mu}g/ml of ampicillin. Radiation resistance, expressed as D{sub 10} values, was calculated from the survival curves and found to be 0.12 and 0.14 kGy in poultry meat packed in air or under vacuum respectively. Storage at 2{sup o}C of meat samples irradiated at 0.5 kGy further reduced the number of A. hydrophila. (Author).

  11. Optimization of the Use of Selected Non-Phosphate Water Retention Additives in Minced Beef Using Response Surface Methodology

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    Shang, Xiaolan; Qiao, Jie; Liu, Yujie

    2017-12-01

    This study looked to determine what the optimum cooking loss for minced beef was when three different non-phosphate water retention additives (L-Arginine, sodium carbonate, and sodium citrate) were combined; the optimum value was determined using a Box-Behnken response surface design method. The optimum value was found to be 8.26%, and it was obtained when 0.29% L-Arginine, 0.45% sodium carbonate, and 0.24% sodium citrate were added to the beef.

  12. Effect of electron irradiation and packaging atmosphere on the survival of Aeromonas hydrophila in minced poultry meat

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    Stecchini, M.L.; Sarais, I.; Del Torre, M.; Fuochi, P.G.

    1995-01-01

    Resistance to electron irradiation of Aeromonas hydrophila inoculated in minced poultry meat packed in presence of air or under vacuum was examined. Surviving bacteria were counted on starch ampicillin agar containing 100 μg/ml of ampicillin. Radiation resistance, expressed as D 10 values, was calculated from the survival curves and found to be 0.12 and 0.14 kGy in poultry meat packed in air or under vacuum respectively. Storage at 2 o C of meat samples irradiated at 0.5 kGy further reduced the number of A. hydrophila. (Author)

  13. Effect of electron irradiation and packaging atmosphere on the survival of aeromonas hydrophila in minced poultry meat

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    Stecchini, M. L.; Sarais, I.; Del Torre, M.; Fuochi, P. G.

    1995-02-01

    Resistance to electron irradiation of Aeromonas hydrophila inoculated in minced poultry meat packed in presence of air or under vacuum was examined. Surviving bacteria were counted on starch ampicillin agar containing 100 μg/ml of ampicillin. Radiation resistance, expressed as D 10 values, was calculated from the survival curves and found to be 0.12 and 0.12 kGy in poultry meat packed in air or under vacuum respectively. Storage at 2°C of meat samples irradiated at 0.5 kGy further reduced the number of A. hydrophila.

  14. Evaluation of some physico-chemical properties of restructured trout and hake mince during cold gelation and chilled storage

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    Moreno, H.M.; Javier Borderias, A.; Baron, Caroline

    2010-01-01

    Cold gelation was carried out on trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) or on hake (Merluccius mertuccius) mince with or without addition of fish oil and using microbial transglutaminase (MTGase). Products were stored at 4 QC for 6 days and lipid oxidation, protein oxidation, texture, water binding capacity......, and colour were followed. Results indicated that MTGase was able to generate gels with good properties for both trout and hake. Gels prepared with trout were oxidised whilst gels prepared with hake were stable toward oxidation even in the presence of 5% fish oil. However, in the presence of oil...

  15. Pixel Grafting: An Evolution of Mincing for Transplantation of Full-Thickness Wounds.

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    Singh, Mansher; Nuutila, Kristo; Kruse, Carla; Dermietzel, Alexander; Caterson, E J; Eriksson, Elof

    2016-01-01

    Split-thickness skin grafting is the gold standard for treatment of major skin loss. This technique is limited by donor-site availability in large burn injuries. With micrografting, a technique where split-thickness skin graft is minced into 0.8 × 0.8-mm pieces, the authors have demonstrated an expansion ratio of 1:100 and healing comparable to that achieved with split-thickness skin grafting. In this study, the authors explore the regenerative potential of a skin graft by cutting split-thickness skin grafts to pixel size (0.3 × 0.3 mm) grafts. Wound healing was studied in full-thickness wounds in a porcine model by creating an incubator-like microenvironment using polyurethane wound chambers. Multiple wound healing parameters were used to study the outcome of pixel grafting and compare it to micrografting and nontransplanted wounds. The authors' results show that 0.3 × 0.3-mm pixel grafts remain viable and contribute to skin regeneration. The pixel graft-transplanted wounds demonstrated a faster reepithelialization rate, decreased wound contraction, and increased mechanical stability compared with nontransplanted wounds. The reepithelialization rates of the wounds were significantly increased with pixel grafting at day 6 after wounding compared with micrografting. Among the other wound healing parameters, there were no significant differences between wounds transplanted with pixel grafts and micrografts. Pixel grafting technique would address the most commonly encountered limitations of the split-thickness skin graft with the possibility of an even larger expansion ratio than micrografting. This technique is simple and fast and can be conducted in the operating room or in the clinic.

  16. STABILITE THERMIQUE DE FILMS MINCES DE NITRURE DE CHROME (Cr-N

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    F.Z MAMMERI

    2008-06-01

    Nous avons suivi l’influence de la température de recuit sur la morphologie de films CrN, déposés sur des substrats de silicium par pulvérisation magnétron. Nous avons procédé à des caractérisations en microscopie électronique à balayage (MEB équipé en microanalyse X (EDX. Des recuits sous azote d’une heure, entre 600°C et 1000°C, effectués sur des revêtements CrN d’épaisseur 530 nm, ont montré la stabilité thermique de ces revêtements aux basses températures. A partir de 1000°C la phase CrN cède complètement la place à la phase Cr2O3. Les résultats obtenus en MEB et EDX sont comparés à ceux obtenus par DRX.

  17. Improvement of VMAT plan quality for head and neck cancer with high resolution fluences generated by couch shift between arcs.

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    Park, Jong Min; Park, So-Yeon; Wu, Hong-Gyun; Kim, Jung-In

    2018-02-01

    To investigate the changes in quality of the volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) plans with couch-shift between arcs by half of a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) leaf width. A total of 22 patients with head-and-neck cancer were retrospectively selected. Since the smallest MLC leaf width was 5 mm in this study, the couch was shifted by 2.5 mm in the longitudinal-direction between arcs to increase the resolution of fluence map. A total of three types of VMAT plans were generated for each patient; the three types of plans were a two-full-arc plan without couch-shift (NS plan), a two-half-arc-pair plan with couch-shift (HAS plan), and a two-full-arc pair plan with couch-shift (FAS plan). Changes in the dose-volumetric parameters were investigated. The FAS plan showed the best plan quality for the target volumes and organs at risk compared to the NS and HAS plans. However, the magnitudes of differences among the three types of plans were minimal, and every plan was clinically acceptable. The average integral doses of the NS, HAS, and FAS plans were 160,549 ± 37,600 Gy-cc, 147,828 ± 33,343 Gy-cc, and 156,030 ± 36,263 Gy-cc, respectively. The average monitor unit of the NS, HAS, and FAS plans were 717 ± 120 MU, 648 ± 100 MU, and 763 ± 158 MU, respectively. The HAS plan was better than the others in terms of normal tissue sparing and plan efficiency. By shifting the couch by half of the MLC leaf width in the longitudinal direction between arcs, the VMAT plan quality could be improved. Copyright © 2018 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Modelling, characterization, and development of new photovoltaic devices on thin silicon substrates; Modelisation, caracterisation et realisation de nouvelles structures photovoltaiques sur substrat de silicium mince

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    Veschetti, Y.

    2005-10-15

    Thermal barrier coatings are used to protect parts from heat. They are generally composed of two layers, one metallic layer providing heat corrosion and oxidation resistance, and one thermally insulating ceramic layer. Two different techniques are industrially used. Plasma spray results in a lamellar structure granting a low thermal conductivity, but with a low thermal expansion compliance. Electron Beam Physical Vapour Deposition generates a columnar structure allowing a better accommodation of the thermal expansion stresses, entailing a improved lifetime of the coating, but with a higher thermal conductivity. The aim of this work is the generation of macro-cracked plasma sprayed coatings made in one thick pass, in order to improve part lifetime. These coatings result from an important through the coating thermal gradient during deposition, entailing such a stress level that macro-cracks are generated. The control of the crack density is possible by adjusting the spray parameters. The coatings exhibit a three-zone structure: lamellae neighbouring the bond coat, a columnar central part resulting from the zirconia liquid bath solidification, and a mixed lamellar columnar zone coming from the piling up of the droplets travelling in the periphery of the particle jet. (author)

  19. Thermal and hydrodynamic study of a whirling liquid hydrogen layer under high heat flux; Etude thermique et hydrodynamique d'une couche tourbillonnaire d'hydrogenen liquide sous flux de chaleur eleve

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    Ewald, R. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Grenoble (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1968-03-01

    In order to achieve a cold neutrons source ({lambda} {>=} 4.10{sup -10} m) in a high flux reactor ({approx} 10{sup 15} neutrons/cm{sup 2}.s), a whirling liquid hydrogen layer (145 mm OD, effective thickness 15 mm, height about 180 mm) was formed, out-of-pile, in a cylindrical transparent glass vessel. The whirling motion was obtained by tangential injection of the liquid, near the wall. Thermal and hydrodynamical conditions of formation and laws of similarity of such a layer were studied. The characteristics of this whirling flow were observed as a function of mass flow rate (5 to 27 g/s; 4.3 to 23 l/mn), and of spillway width (18 and 25 mm). Six different nozzles were used : 1.0; 1.5; 1.9; 2.25; 2.65 and 3.0 mm ID. The total heat influx was found between 8.6 and 10.4 kW. The heat flux density was about 9.4 W/cm{sup 2} and the mean layer density around 80 per cent of that of the liquid hydrogen at 20.4 Kelvin. High speed movies were used to analyze the boiling regime. (author) [French] En vue de realiser une source de neutrons froids ({lambda} {>=} 4.10{sup -10} m) dans un reacteur a haut flux ({approx} 10{sup 15} neutrons thermiques/cm{sup 2}.s), on a forme dans un vase cylindrique transparent en verre, hors-pile, une couche tourbillonnaire ('vortex') d'hydrogene liquide (diametre exterieur 145 mm, epaisseur effective 15 mm, hauteur 180 mm environ). Le mouvement giratoire est obtenu par injection tangentielle du liquide pres de la paroi. L'etude porte sur la determination des conditions thermiques et hydrodynamiques de la formation d'une telle couche et sur les regles de similitude de ce phenomene. On a observe les caracteristiques de l'ecoulement giratoire en fonction du debit (de 5 a 27 g/s, soit de 4.3 a 23 1/mn), de la vitesse d'injection (entre 10 et 110 m/s) et de la largeur du deversoir (18 et 25 mm), ceci pour six diametres differents d'injecteur (1.0 ; 1.5; 1.9; 2.25; 2.65 et 3.0 mm). Le flux de chaleur total mesure

  20. SU-E-T-64: CG-Based Radiation Therapy Simulator with Physical Modeling for Avoidance of Collisions Between Gantry and Couch Or Patient

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    Yamanouchi, M; Arimura, H; Yuda, I

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: It is time-consuming and might cause re-planning to check couch-gantry and patient-gantry collisions on a radiotherapy machine when using couch rotations for non-coplanar beam angles. The aim of this study was to develop a computer-graphics (CG)-based radiation therapy simulator with physical modeling for avoidance of collisions between gantry and couch or patient on a radiotherapy machine. Methods: The radiation therapy simulator was three-dimensionally constructed including a radiotherapy machine (Clinac iX, Varian Medical Systems), couch, and radiation treatment room according to their designs by using a physical-modeling-based computer graphics software (Blender, free and open-source). Each patient was modeled by applying a surface rendering technique to their planning computed tomography (CT) images acquired from 16-slice CT scanner (BrightSpeed, GE Healthcare). Immobilization devices for patients were scanned by the CT equipment, and were rendered as the patient planning CT images. The errors in the collision angle of the gantry with the couch or patient between gold standards and the estimated values were obtained by fixing the gantry angle for the evaluation of the proposed simulator. Results: The average error of estimated collision angles to the couch head side was -8.5% for gantry angles of 60 to 135 degree, and -5.5% for gantry angles of 225 to 300 degree. Moreover, the average error of estimated collision angles to the couch foot side was -1.1% for gantry angles of 60 to 135 degree, and 1.4% for gantry angles of 225 to 300 degree. Conclusion: The CG-based radiation therapy simulator could make it possible to estimate the collision angle between gantry and couch or patient on the radiotherapy machine without verifying the collision angles in the radiation treatment room

  1. Characterization of the Enterobacteriaceae community that developed during storage of minced beef under aerobic or modified atmosphere packaging conditions.

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    Doulgeraki, Agapi I; Paramithiotis, Spiros; Nychas, George-John E

    2011-01-31

    The whole cell protein and macrorestriction analysis of DNA of Enterobacteriaceae isolates recovered from minced beef stored at 0, 5, 10 and 15 °C aerobically and under modified atmosphere packaging consisting of 40% CO(2)-30% O(2)-30% N(2) in the presence (MAP+) and absence (MAP-) of oregano essential oil were studied. Sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) profiles obtained from whole cell protein analysis of the Enterobacteriaceae isolates revealed seven groups. Moreover, application of a modified PFGE protocol with XbaI restriction, resulted into 19 different fingerprints. The Enterobacteriaceae community of fresh meat consisted of Serratia liquefaciens and Serratia proteamaculans. S. liquefaciens strain VK23 was the dominant isolate of Enterobacteriaceae for the most conditions adopted, except 10 °C and 15 °C under MAP + and 10 °C under MAP-. In the latter cases, Hafnia alvei represented the dominant fingerprint. Citrobacter freundii was recovered from minced beef stored aerobically, while H. alvei and Proteus vulgaris were recovered under MAP. Storage conditions affected the Enterobacteriaceae community; modified atmosphere packaging increased both species and strain diversity. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. ESTABILIDADE QUÍMICA E MICROBIOLÓGICA DE "MINCED FISH" DE PEIXES AMAZÔNICOS DURANTE O CONGELAMENTO

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    JESUS Rogério Souza de

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Foi estudada a estabilidade química e microbiológica de "minced fish" produzidos, em condições industriais, com espécies de peixes da Amazônia: aracú-comum (Schizodon fasciatus, branquinha-comum (Potamorhina latior, branquinha-de-cabeça-lisa (P. altamazonica, curimatã (Prochilodus nigricans, jaraqui-de-escama-fina (Semaprochilodus taeniurus, jaraqui-de-escama-grossa (S. insignis, mapará (Hypophthalmus edentatus, pacú-comum (Metynnis hypsauchen, pacú-manteiga (Mylossoma duriventre e pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomum, durante 150 dias sob congelamento a -18±1°C e -36±1°C. Com base no pH, nitrogênio das bases voláteis totais (N-BVT, substâncias reagentes ao ácido tiobarbitúrico (TBARS e contagens de aeróbios mesófilos a 35°C e psicrotróficos a 7°C, e de coliformes totais e fecais (NMP, os "minced fish" obtidos a partir das espécies de peixes estudadas e de misturas de espécies (aracú+curimatã+pirapitinga; jaraqui+branquinha mantiveram-se em condições de consumo, durante o período experimental. Os resultados obtidos são altamente promissores sob o ponto de vista tecnológico.

  3. Influence of fat addition on the antimicrobial activity of sodium lactate, lauric arginate and methylparaben in minced meat.

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    Magrinyà, Núria; Terjung, Nino; Loeffler, Myriam; Gibis, Monika; Bou, Ricard; Weiss, Jochen

    2015-12-23

    A minced meat model system containing three different fat levels (0, 15, and 50 wt.%) was used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of three antimicrobials with different aqueous solubilities (sodium lactate>lauric arginate (Nα-lauroyl-L-arginine ethyl ester, LAE)>methylparaben). Various concentrations of sodium lactate (20, 40, and 60 mg/g), lauric arginate (0.5, 1, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 mg/g) and methylparaben (0.1, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mg/g) were used to evaluate the antimicrobial activity against natural meat microbiota (total aerobic mesophilic colony counts, coliform bacteria, and lactic acid bacteria). The results indicate that the three antimicrobials tested are influenced at different strengths by the changes of the fat addition of the minced meat. The antimicrobial efficacy of LAE and methylparaben is increased by a higher fat content in the meat batter, whereas for lactate no clear lactate proportionality relationship can be seen. This structure sensitivity is most strongly pronounced with lauric arginate, which we attributed to the amphiphilic character of the molecule. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Water-based oligochitosan and nanowhisker chitosan as potential food preservatives for shelf-life extension of minced pork.

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    Chantarasataporn, Patomporn; Tepkasikul, Preenapha; Kingcha, Yutthana; Yoksan, Rangrong; Pichyangkura, Rath; Visessanguan, Wonnop; Chirachanchai, Suwabun

    2014-09-15

    Water-based chitosans in the forms of oligochitosan (OligoCS) and nanowhisker chitosan (CSWK) are proposed as a novel food preservative based on a minced pork model study. The high surface area with a positive charge over the neutral pH range (pH 5-8) of OligoCS and CSWK lead to an inhibition against Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Bacillus cereus) and Gram-negative microbes (Salmonella enteritidis and Escherichia coli O157:H7). In the minced pork model, OligoCS effectively performs a food preservative for shelf-life extension as clarified from the retardation of microbial growth, biogenic amine formation and lipid oxidation during the storage. OligoCS maintains almost all myosin heavy chain protein degradation as observed in the electrophoresis. The present work points out that water-based chitosan with its unique morphology not only significantly inhibits antimicrobial activity but also maintains the meat quality with an extension of shelf-life, and thus has the potential to be used as a food preservative. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Comparative study of the influence of hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) berry ethanolic extract and butylated hydroxylanisole (BHA) on lipid peroxidation, myoglobin oxidation, consistency and firmness of minced pork during refrigeration.

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    Papuc, Camelia; Predescu, Corina Nicoleta; Tudoreanu, Liliana; Nicorescu, Valentin; Gâjâilă, Iuliana

    2018-03-01

    Following public concern on the use of synthetic food antioxidants, there is an increasing demand for the application of mixed or purified natural antioxidants to maintain quality of meat products quality during storage. The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of ethanolic extract of hawthorn berry, compared to butylated hydroxylanisole (BHA), on lipid peroxidation, myoglobin oxidation, protein electrophoresis pattern, consistency and firmness of minced pork during refrigeration at 4 °C, and to identify the relationship between chemical modifications and consistency variation. After 6 days of refrigeration it was found that the thiobarbituric acid reactive substances value of minced pork containing 200 mg GAE kg -1 total phenolics in minced meat (200 HP) was significantly lower (0.1543 ± 0.006 mg) compared to BHA-treated meat. The ratio of oxymyoglobin to metmyoglobin in treated minced pork was respectively 0.845 for 200 HP and 0.473 for BHA-treated minced meat. Concentrations of 100 HP or 300 HP will generate statistically higher firmness than BHA in minced pork. Hawthorn berry ethanolic extract was more effective than BHA in reducing lipid oxidation and protein degradation, for maintaining firmness and consistency of minced pork during 6 days of refrigeration at 4 °C. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2017 Society of Chemical Industry.

  6. The evaluation for the usability of the Varian Standard Couch modelingusing Treatment Planning System

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    Yang, Yong Mo; Song, Yong Min; Kim, Jin Man; Choi, Ji Min; Choi, Byeung Gi [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-06-15

    When a radiation treatment, there is an attenuation by Carbon Fiber Couch. In this study, we tried to evaluate the usability of the Varian Standard Couch(VSC) by modeling with Treatment Planning System (TPS) VSC was scanned by CBCT(Cone Beam Computed Tomography) of the Linac(Clinac IX, VARIAN, USA), following the three conditions of VSC, Side Rail OutGrid(SROG), Side Rail InGrid(SRIG), Side Rail In OutSpine Down Bar(SRIOS). After scan, the data was transferred to TPS and modeled by contouring Side Rail, Side Bar Upper, Side Bar Lower, Spine Down Bar automatically. We scanned the Cheese Phantom(Middelton, USA) using Computed Tomography(Light Speed RT 16, GE, USA) and transfer the data to TPS, and apply VSC modeled previously with TPS to it. Dose was measured at the isocenter of Ion Chamber(A1SL, Standard imaging, USA) in Cheese Phantom using 4 and 10 MV radiation for every 5° gantry angle in a different filed size(3 X 3 cm{sup 2},10 X 10cm{sup 2}) without any change of MU(=100), and then we compared the calculated dose and measured dose. Also we included dose at the 127° in SRIG to compare the attenuation by Side Bar Upper. Results : The density of VSC by CBCT in TPS was 0.9g/cm{sup 3}, and in the case of Spine Down Bar, it was 0.7g/cm{sup 3}. The radiation was attenuated by 17.49%, 16.49%, 8.54%, and 7.59% at the Side Rail, Side Bar Upper, Side Bar Lower, and Spine Down Bar. For the accuracy of modeling, calculated dose and measured dose were compared. The average error was 1.13% and the maximum error was 1.98% at the 170° beam crossing the Spine Down Bar. To evaluate the usability for the VSC modeled by TPS, the maximum error was 1.98% as a result of compassion between calculated dose and measured dose. We found out that VSC modeling helped expect the dose, so we think that it will be helpful for the more accurate treatment.

  7. Identification of Yersinia enterocolitica in minced meat: a comparative analysis of API 20E, Yersinia identification kit and a 16S rRNA-based PCR method.

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    Arnold, T; Neubauer, H; Nikolaou, K; Roesler, U; Hensel, A

    2004-02-01

    The isolation and identification of Yersinia enterocolitica from minced meat on CIN agar medium is still one of the major problems in food microbiology because of the low selectivity of cefsulodin-irgasan-novobiocin (CIN) agar. A total of 198 minced meat samples were collected from commercial establishments (butcher shops and supermarkets) in seven German cities in order to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of three identification techniques suitable for the differentiation of Y. enterocolitica within the rich background flora on CIN agar plates. As expected isolation of Y. enterocolitica from minced meat on CIN agar medium after 72 h enrichment in peptone, sorbitol and bile salts (PSB) broth was difficult because all plates were abundantly covered with numerous 'typical'Yersinia-like colonies of bull's eye appearance as well as with atypical colonies. Based on the phenotype of the colonies it was possible to detect colonies showing Yersinia-like growth on CIN agar in 52 samples (26%). For identification of Y. enterocolitica the API 20E system (bioMerieux, Nürtingen, Germany), the Yersinia identification kit (Merlin, Bornheim-Hersel, Germany) and a 16S rRNA based PCR assay were compared. Only in one sample (0.5%) a Y. enterocolitica strain was detected by all methods. Of the three identification systems tested for routine laboratory diagnostics the API 20E system was found to be the most suitable tool to identify Y. enterocolitica colonies within the rich background flora from minced meat samples on CIN agar plates.

  8. Elaboration of sausage using minced fish of Nile tilapia filleting waste

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    Paulo Roberto Campagnoli de Oliveira Filho

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of minced fish (MF (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100%, obtained from Nile tilapia filleting waste, in sausage and determine their physicochemical, nutritional and sensory properties. The sausages showed a decrease in protein and increase in fat content with increasing inclusion of MF. The nutritional quality of the products was high, with digestibility over 85%. The parameters of texture instrumental and yellow color (b* decreased with the increasing inclusion of MF. The sensory evaluation of the color showed that the maximum level of inclusion of MF was not well accepted by the panelists. The sausage with the best acceptance for the flavor attribute was those with 60% of MF. The results showed good nutritional quality of sausages utilizing MF of Nile tilapia filleting waste and according to the sensory evaluation, the maximum level of inclusion should not exceed 60%.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a inclusão de carne mecanicamente separada (CMS (0, 20, 40, 60, 80 e 100%, obtido de resíduos de filetagem de tilápias do Nilo, em salsichas e determinar suas propriedades físico-químicas, nutricionais e sensoriais. As salsichas apresentaram diminuição de proteína e aumento de lipídeos com a inclusão de CMS. A qualidade nutricional dos produtos foi alta, com digestibilidade acima de 85%. Os parâmetros de textura e cor instrumental amarela (b* diminuíram com inclusão crescente de CMS. A avaliação sensorial da cor mostrou que o nível máximo de inclusão de CMS não foi bem aceito pelos provadores. As salsichas com melhor aceitação do atributo sabor foram aquelas com 60% de CMS. Os resultados demonstraram a boa qualidade nutricional das salsichas utilizando CMS de resíduos de filetagem de tilápias do Nilo e de acordo com avaliação sensorial, a porcentagem máxima de inclusão é de 60%.

  9. Antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of condiments paste used as nitrite replacer in chicken mince

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    Meena Goswami

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The present study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of 4% Ginger + 4% Garlic + Turmeric 1000ppm (GGT, nitrite 200ppm (N and the control (C on minced chicken stored at 4±10C. Materials and Methods: Physico-chemical properties (pH, Thio Barbituric acid value (TBA, Peroxide value (PV and Free Fatty acid (FFA were evaluated on 0, 3, 6 and 9th day of the storage. The antimicrobial studies viz. Total viable count (TVC, Escherichia coli count, Clostridium sporogenes count and Clostridium perfringens count were carried out on 1, 4, 7 and 10th day of storage. Results: Highly significant difference (P<0.01 was noticed between the treatments and between the storage periods in pH (5.951±0.02-GGT as compared to C-5.898±0.05and N-5.899±0.02, TBA(0.566±0.09-GGT as compared to C-1.569±0.04m and N-0.614±0.11, PV(1.679±0.18-GGT as compared to C-2.595±0.41and N-2.03±0.21, FFA(1.199±0.21-GGT as compared to C-2.284±0.40 and N-1.446±0.24 and N-7.194±0.68, TVC (log CFU/g (7.528±0.70-GGT as compared to C-8.583±0.49 and N-6.446±0.53, Escherichia coli (log CFU/g (6.476±0.54-GGT as compared to C-7.658±0.71 and N-6.609±0.61, Clostridium sporogenes count (log CFU/g (7.746±0.69-GGT as compared to C-8.681±0.74 and N- and Clostridium perfringens count (log CFU/g (6.864±0.76-GGT as compared to C-8.790±0.53 and N-6.864±0.58. Conclusion: The Ginger garlic turmeric paste has an excellent potential to replace the nitrite as a natural antioxidant with other advantages. It is highly effective against Escherichia coli. It is also significantly effective against Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium sporogenes and TVC as compared to C but lesser than N. We recommend further research by replacing the nitrite with various combinations of the spices and the condiments.

  10. Le Point sur... Astronomie III

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    Pecker, J.-C.

    Ce fascicule contient l'ensemble des textes du débat sur la cosmologie du big-bang entre Joseph Silk, Jayant V. Narlikar, arbitrés par Jean-Claude Pecker. Il regroupe également des articles de mise au point sollicités par le rédacteur en chef de la rubrique Astronomie des Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Les textes se proposent de faire découvrir aux lecteurs, dans les principales disciplines de l'astronomie, les résultats les plus remarquables des dernières années. Ces mises au point sur des questions particulièrement importantes de l'astronomie sont rédigées soit en francais, soit en anglais et accompagnèes d'une bibliographie dètaillèe.

  11. Dose impact of a carbon fiber couch for stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung tumors

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    Tominaga, Hirofumi; Kanetake, Nagisa; Kawasaki, Keiichi; Iwashita, Yuki; Sakata, Junichi; Okuda, Tomoko; Araki, Fujio; Shimohigashi, Yoshinobu; Tomiyama, Yuki

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to measure the dose attenuation caused by a carbon fiber radiation therapy table (Imaging Couch Top; ICT, BrainLab) and to evaluate the dosimetric impact of ICT during stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in lung tumors. The dose attenuation of ICT was measured using an ionization chamber and modeled by means of a treatment planning system (TPS). SBRT was planned with and without ICT in a lung tumor phantom and ten cases of clinical lung tumors. The results were analyzed from isocenter doses and a dose-volume histogram (DVH): D 95 , D mean , V 20 , V 5 , homogeneity index (HI), and conformity index (CI). The dose attenuation of the ICT modeled with TPS agreed to within ±1% of the actually measured values. The isocenter doses, D 95 and D mean with and without ICT showed differences of 4.1-5% for posterior single field and three fields in the phantom study, and differences of 0.6-2.4% for five fields and rotation in the phantom study and six fields in ten clinical cases. The dose impact of ICT was not significant for five or more fields in SBRT. It is thus possible to reduce the dose effect of ICT by modifying the beam angle and beam weight in the treatment plan. (author)

  12. La place d'Ekain (couche VII au sein du Magdalénien basco-cantabrique : nouvelles contributions sur l'organisation des productions lithiques

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    Mathieu Langlais

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Entre los yacimientos excavados y estudiados por J. Altuna y su equipo, la cueva de Ekain presenta una secuencia estratigráfica (ALTUNA & MERINO, 1984 y un complejo parietal (ALTUNA & APELLANIZ, 1978 esenciales para la comprensión de la evolución del Magdaleniense en el País Vasco y de sus relaciones con Cantabria y los Pirineos. Situados cronologicamente entre las fases inferiores y medias del Magdaleniense, las producciones líticas del nivel VII de Ekain se resisten a integrarse en los esquemas que definen una y otra fase. Esta contribución aporta nuevos elementos al debate a partir de una aproximación comparativa de la organización de las producciones líticas de Ekain, en relación con las de otras series regionales clásicas y atípicas.

  13. Sur l'integration de mecanismes d'ordonnancement et de communication dans la sous-couche mac de reseaux locaux temps-reel

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    Carvalho, Francisco Vasques de

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    Dissertation présentée au Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes du CNRS en vue de l'obtention du titre de Docteur de l'Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, spécialité: Informatique Industrielle

  14. Co-delivery of a laminin-111 supplemented hyaluronic acid based hydrogel with minced muscle graft in the treatment of volumetric muscle loss injury.

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    Stephen M Goldman

    Full Text Available Minced muscle autografting mediates de novo myofiber regeneration and promotes partial recovery of neuromuscular strength after volumetric muscle loss injury (VML. A major limitation of this approach is the availability of sufficient donor tissue for the treatment of relatively large VMLs without inducing donor site morbidity. This study evaluated a laminin-111 supplemented hyaluronic acid based hydrogel (HA+LMN as a putative myoconductive scaffolding to be co-delivered with minced muscle grafts. In a rat tibialis anterior muscle VML model, delivery of a reduced dose of minced muscle graft (50% of VML defect within HA+LMN resulted in a 42% improvement of peak tetanic torque production over unrepaired VML affected limbs. However, the improvement in strength was not improved compared to a 50% minced graft-only control group. Moreover, histological analysis revealed that the improvement in in vivo functional capacity mediated by minced grafts in HA+LMN was not accompanied by a particularly robust graft mediated regenerative response as determined through donor cell tracking of the GFP+ grafting material. Characterization of the spatial distribution and density of macrophage and satellite cell populations indicated that the combination therapy damps the heightened macrophage response while re-establishing satellite content 14 days after VML to a level consistent with an endogenously healing ischemia-reperfusion induced muscle injury. Moreover, regional analysis revealed that the combination therapy increased satellite cell density mostly in the remaining musculature, as opposed to the defect area. Based on the results, the following salient conclusions were drawn: 1 functional recovery mediated by the combination therapy is likely due to a superposition of de novo muscle fiber regeneration and augmented repair of muscle fibers within the remaining musculature, and 2 The capacity for VML therapies to augment regeneration and repair within the

  15. Mesure de la capacité différencielle de la double couche électrique en milieu hydrocarbure. Etude de l'interface métal-additifs pour lubrifiants. Première partie Measuring the Differential Capacity of the Electric Double Layer in a Hydrocarbon Medium. Analysis of the Metal Additive Interface for Lubricants. Part One

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    Hipeaux J. C.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Le phénomène d'adsorption d'additifs détergents-dispersants contenus dans les huiles lubrifiantes est à la base de l'action de ces produits. L'existence d'une double couche électrique est un des paramètres envisagés lors de l'étude de l'interface métal-milieu hydrocarbure. La structure de cette double couche en liaison avec le phénomène d'adsorption à l'interface (courbe électrocapillaire, énergie libre de surface, charge, capacité différentielle sont abordés. L'importance de la connaissance du potentiel de charge nulle est montrée. Une revue bibliographique des moyens d'accès à la mesure des capacités différentielles de la double couche est farte, l'objectif à atteindre étant le choix d'une technique de mesure possible en milieu hydrocarbure, sur électrode solide. Une méthode, basée sur l'étude du début de la charge de la double couche électrique et utilisant la superposition d'une tension carrée à une tension continue maintenue constante, est développée et l'étude théorique du circuit réalisée. Des courbes capacité différentielle = f (tension de polarisation sont tracées pour des solutions dans l'heptane de différents additifs utilisés en lubrification. Une réflexion sur les mécanismes d'adsorption est faite à partir de l'exploitation de ces courbes expérimentales. A titre de comparaison quelques tracés de courbes de capacité différentielle sont effectués avec un produit antistatique rendant fortement conducteur les hydrocarbures et un produit antiusure. Enfin un système de référence utilisant une électrode au calomel est proposé. The adsorption phenomena of detergent-dispersant additives contained in lubricating ails is behind for the action of such products. The existence of an electrical double layer is one of the parameters token into consideration when analyzing the métal/hydrocarbon medium interface. The structure of this double layer in connection with the adsorption phenomenon on

  16. Applicability of a microbial Time Temperature Indicator (TTI) for monitoring spoilage of modified atmosphere packed minced meat.

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    Vaikousi, Hariklia; Biliaderis, Costas G; Koutsoumanis, Konstantinos P

    2009-08-15

    The applicability of a microbial Time Temperature Indicator (TTI) prototype, based on the growth and metabolic activity of a Lactobacillus sakei strain developed in a previous study, in monitoring quality of modified atmosphere packed (MAP) minced beef was evaluated at conditions simulating the chill chain. At all storage temperatures examined (0, 5, 10, 15 degrees C), the results showed that lactic acid bacteria (LAB) were the dominant bacteria and can be used as a good spoilage index of MAP minced beef. The end of product's shelf life as revealed by the sensory evaluation coincided with a LAB population level of 7 log(10) CFU/g. For all temperatures tested, the growth of L. sakei in the TTI resembled closely the growth of LAB in the meat product, with similar temperature dependence of the micro(max) and thus similar activation energy values calculated as 111.90 and 106.90 kJ/mol, for the two systems, respectively. In addition, the end point of TTI colour change coincided with the time of sensory rejection point of the beef product during its storage under isothermal chilled temperature conditions. The estimated activation energy, E(alpha), values obtained for parameters related to the response of DeltaE (total colour change of the TTI) describing the kinetics of colour change of the TTI during isothermal storage (i.e. the maximum specific rate of DeltaEpsilon evolution curve, micro(DeltaEpsilon), and also the reciprocal of t(i), time at which half of the maximum DeltaEpsilon is reached), were 112.77 and 127.28 kJ/mol, respectively. Finally, the application of the microbial TTI in monitoring the quality deterioration of MAP minced beef due to spoilage was further evaluated under dynamic conditions of storage, using two separate low temperature periodic changing scenarios, resembling the actual conditions occurring in the distribution chill chain. The results showed that the end point of TTI, after storage at those fluctuating temperature conditions, was noted very

  17. Antibacterial efficiency of Spanish Satureja montana essential oil against Listeria monocytogenes among natural flora in minced pork.

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    Carramiñana, J J; Rota, C; Burillo, J; Herrera, A

    2008-03-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of winter savory (Satureja montana) essential oil (EO) for control of growth and survival of experimentally inoculated Listeria monocytogenes serovar 4b (10(4) CFU/g) among natural flora in minced pork. EOs of French thyme (Thymus vulgaris F) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) cultivated in the same region of Aragon (northeastern Spain) were used as reference ingredients. The EOs obtained by hydrodistillation were added at concentrations of 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2.5 microl/g (vol/wt), and the samples were kept at 4 degrees C in air for up to 7 days. The populations of L. monocytogenes and total viable bacteria were determined in the control and treated samples at 0, 1, 3, 5, and 7 days. Moderate activity of S. montana EO against L. monocytogenes was observed (at 2.5 microl/g, reductions of 0.27 log CFU/g by day 3 and 0.61 log CFU/g by day 7), with higher activity against aerobic flora. The greatest reduction in aerobic flora was on day 3 (at 2.5 microl/g) from 1.10 to 1.45 log CFU/g. S. montana EO was comparable to T. vulgaris F EO in listericidal activity, but R. officinalis EO was ineffective against the L. monocytogenes and aerobic flora in the minced meat model. The approximately 3-log reduction in aerobic flora with T. vulgaris F EO at 0.25 to 2.5 microl/g after 5 days of storage was the most significant reduction. Depending on sensory considerations, the addition of active EOs in combination with other preservation techniques for synergistic effects may provide alternatives to synthetic chemical preservatives. Suggestions on relationships between chemical composition and biological activities of EOs are outlined.

  18. La piraterie sur le web

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    2002-01-01

    Les échanges de toutes sortes sont facilités à l'extrême par le web: des forums, des vidéoconférences, le commerce à distance, ou tout simplement la célérité des courriers électroniques ou la convivialité des chats, tout cela participe de la société de communication. Une certaine partie du monde découvre le nouvel horizon des échanges quasi instantanés, mais... les transactions sur le web sont-elles vraiment s res?

  19. SU-F-T-470: Implementation of a Daily Quality Assurance Phantom for Six Degrees-Of-Freedom Couch Testing

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    Gaballa, H; O’Brien, M; Riegel, A; Jamshidi, A; Klein, E

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To develop a daily quality assurance (QA) device that can test the 6DoF (degrees of freedom) couch repositioning accuracy, prior to SBRT treatment deliveries, with an accuracy of ±0.3 degrees and ±0.3 mm. Methods: A daily QA phantom is designed with a focus on the derived center of projections of its markers, rather than tracking its individual markers one at a time. This approach can be the most favorable to address the intended machining accuracy of the QA phantom and the CBCT spatial resolution limitations, primarily 1 mm min slice thickness, simultaneously. With the current design, ±0.1 mm congruence of the resultant center of gravity of the markers with reference CT (0.6 mm minimum slice thickness) vs CBCT (1.0 mm minimum slice thickness) can be achieved. If successful, the QA device should be qualified to test 6DoF couch performance with a gauged accuracy of ±0.3 degrees/±0.3 mm. Testing is performed for the Varian True Beam 2.0 6DoF system. Results: Once the QA phantom is constructed and tested, agreement of the center of gravity of the reference CT scan and the CBCT scan of ±0.1 mm is achieved. This has translated into a consistent 3D-3D match on the treatment machine, CT vs CBCT, with a repetitive ±0.1 mm variation, thus exceeding our expectations. We have deployed the phantom for daily QA on one of our accelerators, and found that the QA time has increased by only 10 minutes. Conclusion: A 6DoF phantom has been designed (patent pending) and built with a realistic work flow in mind where the daily couch accuracy QA checks taking less than 10 minutes. Current developments include integration with the Varian’s Machine Performance Check consistency module.

  20. SU-F-T-470: Implementation of a Daily Quality Assurance Phantom for Six Degrees-Of-Freedom Couch Testing

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    Gaballa, H; O’Brien, M; Riegel, A; Jamshidi, A; Klein, E [Northwell Health, Lake Success, NY (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: To develop a daily quality assurance (QA) device that can test the 6DoF (degrees of freedom) couch repositioning accuracy, prior to SBRT treatment deliveries, with an accuracy of ±0.3 degrees and ±0.3 mm. Methods: A daily QA phantom is designed with a focus on the derived center of projections of its markers, rather than tracking its individual markers one at a time. This approach can be the most favorable to address the intended machining accuracy of the QA phantom and the CBCT spatial resolution limitations, primarily 1 mm min slice thickness, simultaneously. With the current design, ±0.1 mm congruence of the resultant center of gravity of the markers with reference CT (0.6 mm minimum slice thickness) vs CBCT (1.0 mm minimum slice thickness) can be achieved. If successful, the QA device should be qualified to test 6DoF couch performance with a gauged accuracy of ±0.3 degrees/±0.3 mm. Testing is performed for the Varian True Beam 2.0 6DoF system. Results: Once the QA phantom is constructed and tested, agreement of the center of gravity of the reference CT scan and the CBCT scan of ±0.1 mm is achieved. This has translated into a consistent 3D-3D match on the treatment machine, CT vs CBCT, with a repetitive ±0.1 mm variation, thus exceeding our expectations. We have deployed the phantom for daily QA on one of our accelerators, and found that the QA time has increased by only 10 minutes. Conclusion: A 6DoF phantom has been designed (patent pending) and built with a realistic work flow in mind where the daily couch accuracy QA checks taking less than 10 minutes. Current developments include integration with the Varian’s Machine Performance Check consistency module.

  1. Continuous Arc Rotation of the Couch Therapy for the Delivery of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: A Treatment Planning Analysis

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    Shaitelman, Simona F.; Kim, Leonard H.; Yan Di; Martinez, Alvaro A.; Vicini, Frank A.; Grills, Inga S.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: We present a novel form of arc therapy: continuous arc rotation of the couch (C-ARC) and compare its dosimetry with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI). C-ARC, like VMAT, uses a modulated beam aperture and dose rate, but with the couch, not the gantry, rotating. Methods and Materials: Twelve patients previously treated with APBI using 3D-CRT were replanned with (1) C-ARC, (2) IMRT, and (3) VMAT. C-ARC plans were designed with one medial and one lateral arc through which the couch rotated while the gantry was held stationary at a tangent angle. Target dose coverage was normalized to the 3D-CRT plan. Comparative endpoints were dose to normal breast tissue, lungs, and heart and monitor units prescribed. Results: Compared with 3D-CRT, C-ARC, IMRT, and VMAT all significantly reduced the ipsilateral breast V50% by the same amount (mean, 7.8%). Only C-ARC and IMRT plans significantly reduced the contralateral breast maximum dose, the ipsilateral lung V5Gy, and the heart V5%. C-ARC used on average 40%, 30%, and 10% fewer monitor units compared with 3D-CRT, IMRT, and VMAT, respectively. Conclusions: C-ARC provides improved dosimetry and treatment efficiency, which should reduce the risks of toxicity and secondary malignancy. Its tangent geometry avoids irradiation of critical structures that is unavoidable using the en face geometry of VMAT.

  2. Novel and high volume use flame retardants in US couches reflective of the 2005 PentaBDE phase out.

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    Stapleton, Heather M; Sharma, Smriti; Getzinger, Gordon; Ferguson, P Lee; Gabriel, Michelle; Webster, Thomas F; Blum, Arlene

    2012-12-18

    California's furniture flammability standard Technical Bulletin 117 (TB 117) is believed to be a major driver of chemical flame retardant (FR) use in residential furniture in the United States. With the phase-out of the polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) FR mixture PentaBDE in 2005, alternative FRs are increasingly being used to meet TB 117; however, it was unclear which chemicals were being used and how frequently. To address this data gap, we collected and analyzed 102 samples of polyurethane foam from residential couches purchased in the United States from 1985 to 2010. Overall, we detected chemical flame retardants in 85% of the couches. In samples purchased prior to 2005 (n = 41) PBDEs associated with the PentaBDE mixture including BDEs 47, 99, and 100 (PentaBDE) were the most common FR detected (39%), followed by tris(1,3-dichloroisopropyl) phosphate (TDCPP; 24%), which is a suspected human carcinogen. In samples purchased in 2005 or later (n = 61) the most common FRs detected were TDCPP (52%) and components associated with the Firemaster550 (FM 550) mixture (18%). Since the 2005 phase-out of PentaBDE, the use of TDCPP increased significantly. In addition, a mixture of nonhalogenated organophosphate FRs that included triphenyl phosphate (TPP), tris(4-butylphenyl) phosphate (TBPP), and a mix of butylphenyl phosphate isomers were observed in 13% of the couch samples purchased in 2005 or later. Overall the prevalence of flame retardants (and PentaBDE) was higher in couches bought in California compared to elsewhere, although the difference was not quite significant (p = 0.054 for PentaBDE). The difference was greater before 2005 than after, suggesting that TB 117 is becoming a de facto standard across the U.S. We determined that the presence of a TB 117 label did predict the presence of a FR; however, lack of a label did not predict the absence of a flame retardant. Following the PentaBDE phase out, we also found an increased number of flame retardants on the

  3. Potato peel extract as a natural antioxidant in chilled storage of minced horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus): Effect on lipid and protein oxidation

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    Farvin, Sabeena; Grejsen, Helene Drejer; Jacobsen, Charlotte

    2012-01-01

    The present work was undertaken to examine the utilisation of potato peel, a waste material, as a source of natural antioxidants for retarding lipid and protein oxidation in minced mackerel. Mackerel mince with two different concentrations (2.4 or 4.8g/kg) of water or ethanol extracts of potato...... peel and a control with no added extracts were prepared. The samples were stored at 5°C for 96h and the sampling was done at time points 0, 24, 48 and 96h. The ethanol extracts, which contained high amounts of phenolic compounds, was found to be very effective in retarding lipid and protein oxidation...... as it resulted in low levels of peroxide value, volatiles, carbonyl compounds and protected against the loss of α-tocopherol and tryptophan and tyrosine residues. Water extracts was less efficient especially at higher concentrations, which might be due to lower phenolic content or due to the pro-oxidative nature...

  4. Bio-preservative effect of the essential oil of the endemic Mentha piperita used alone and in combination with BacTN635 in stored minced beef meat.

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    Smaoui, Slim; Hsouna, Anis Ben; Lahmar, Aida; Ennouri, Karim; Mtibaa-Chakchouk, Ahlem; Sellem, Imen; Najah, Soumaya; Bouaziz, Mohamed; Mellouli, Lotfi

    2016-07-01

    The major compounds in Mentha piperita essential oil (EOMP) were menthol (33.59%) and iso-menthone (33%). The biopreservative effect of EOMP used alone at 0.25 or 0.5% and in combination with the semi-purified bacteriocin BacTN635 at 500 or 1000AU/g, on minced beef meat was evaluated by microbiological, physicochemical and sensory analyses during storage at 4°C for 21days. EOMP used alone limited the microbial deterioration of minced meat (Pmeat beef by approximately 7days. On the basis of these results, physicochemical and sensorial parameters could be used for constructing regression models to predict overall acceptability. Overall, the strongest preservative effect was achieved by using the combination of EOMP at 0.5% with BacTN535 at 1000AU/g. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Déformation gravitaire synsédimentaire sur une marge passive. Modélisation analogique et application au Golfe de Guinée.

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    Mauduit , Thomas

    1996-01-01

    Mémoires de Géosciences Rennes, n °83 , 260p. ISBN : 2-905532-82-3; La marge passive ouest africaine, postérieure à l'ouverture de l'Atlantique sud, offre un exemple très spectaculaire de glissement gravitaire synsédimentaire post-aptien à actuel sur une épaisse couche d'évaporites. Les données issues de l'exploration pétrolière intensive menée depuis plus de 20 années servent ici de base pour une analyse cinématique et mécanique des structures caractéristiques résultant des interactions entr...

  6. SU-F-T-515: Increased Skin Dose in Supine Craniospinal Irradiation Due to Carbon Fiber Couch and Vacuum Bag Immobilization Device

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    Robertson, D; Zhao, Z; Wang, X; Yang, J [UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: To measure the surface dose for supine craniospinal irradiation employing posterior beams, treating through an imaging couch and BlueBag immobilization device. Methods: The percentage depth dose (PDD) in the buildup region of a clinical 6 MV photon beam was measured using an Advanced Markus parallel plate ionization chamber in a solid water phantom. The PDD from a 10×10 cm{sup 2} anterior beam was measured at 100 cm SSD, simulating a traditional prone craniospinal technique. The measurements were compared to commissioning and treatment planning system data. The PDD was also measured in a posterior setup with the phantom surface laying directly on the Brainlab carbon fiber imaging couch, with the phantom surface 100 cm from the source, simulating a supine craniospinal setup. The posterior measurements were repeated with a BlueBag vacuum immobilization device between the couch and phantom, with thicknesses of 1.7 cm and 5 cm. The PDD from a 10×10 cm{sup 2} field and a typical 6×30 cm{sup 2} craniospinal field were also compared. The PDDs were normalized at 5 cm to reflect typical craniospinal prescription dose normalization. Results: The measured PDD curve from the anterior setup agreed well with commissioning and treatment planning data, with surface doses of 19.9%, 28.8% and 27.7%, respectively. The surface doses of the 10×10 cm{sup 2} and 6×30 cm{sup 2} fields delivered through the imaging couch were both 122.4%. The supine setup yielded surface doses of 122.4%, 121.6%, and 119.6% for the couch only, 1.7 cm bag, and 5 cm bag setups, respectively. Conclusion: Delivering craniospinal irradiation through a carbon fiber couch removes the majority of skin sparing. The addition of a vacuum bag immobilization device restores some skin sparing, but the magnitude of this effect is negligible.

  7. Prevalence of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica in minced meat, pig tongues and hearts at the retail level in the Czech Republic detected by real time PCR

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Yersiniosis is the third most frequently reported zoonosis in the European Union and Yersinia enterocolitica is the most common species causing human infections. Pigs are assumed to be the main reservoir of human pathogenic Y. enterocolitica with the presence of bacteria mainly in the tonsils and intestinal content. Undercooked pork and pork products have been suggested as the primary source of human yersiniosis. Nevertheless, data on the prevalence of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in foodstuffs including pork products are very limited. A molecular based method (real time PCR targeting the ompF gene (detection of Yersinia genus and the ail gene (a chromosomally located virulence marker of Y. enterocolitica was used to determine the prevalence of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in minced meat and edible pork offal at the retail level in the Czech Republic. A total of 50 pig tongues, 50 pig hearts, and 93 samples of minced meat containing pork were purchased at nine retail outlets in Brno. High detection rates of Yersinia spp. were found in all types of samples (pig tongues, 80.0%; pig hearts, 40.0%; and minced meat, 55.9%. The highest prevalence of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica was found in pig tongues (40.0%, followed by pig hearts (18.0% and minced meat samples (17.2%. Although from the point of view of food safety the merely molecular detection of DNA of the pathogenic bacteria could represent a false positive result, our results indicate the presence of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in raw pork products at the retail level in the Czech Republic, which may pose a risk of consumer infection. Sufficient heat treatment and prevention of cross-contamination during preparation of food in the kitchen should be recommended.

  8. SU-E-J-126: An Online Replanning Method for FFF Beams Without Couch Shift

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    Ahunbay, E; Ates, O; Li, X [Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: In a situation that couch shift for patient positioning is not preferred or prohibited (e.g., MR-Linac), segment aperture morphing (SAM) can address target dislocation and deformation. For IMRT/VMAT with flattening filter free (FFF) beams, however, SAM method would lead to an adverse translational dose effect due to the beam unflattening. Here we propose a new 2-step process to address both the translational effect of FFF beams and the target deformation. Methods: The replanning method consists of an offline and an online steps. The offline step is to create a series of pre-shifted plans (PSP) obtained by a so called “warm start” optimization (starting optimization from the original plan, rather from scratch) at a series of isocenter shifts with fixed distance (e.g. 2 cm, at x,y,z = 2,0,0 ; 2,2,0 ; 0,2,0; …;− 2,0,0). The PSPs all have the same number of segments with very similar shapes, since the warm-start optimization only adjusts the MLC positions instead of regenerating them. In the online step, a new plan is obtained by linearly interpolating the MLC positions and the monitor units of the closest PSPs for the shift determined from the image of the day. This two-step process is completely automated, and instantaneously fast (no optimization or dose calculation needed). The previously-developed SAM algorithm is then applied for daily deformation. We tested the method on sample prostate and pancreas cases. Results: The two-step interpolation method can account for the adverse dose effects from FFF beams, while SAM corrects for the target deformation. The whole process takes the same time as the previously reported SAM process (5–10 min). Conclusion: The new two-step method plus SAM can address both the translation effects of FFF beams and target deformation, and can be executed in full automation requiring no additional time from the SAM process. This research was supported by Elekta inc. (Crawley, UK)

  9. SU-E-J-258: Inter- and Intra-Fraction Setup Stability and Couch Change Tolerance for Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Teboh, Forbang R; Agee, M; Rowe, L; Creasy, T; Schultz, J; Bell, R; Wong, J; Armour, E [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Immobilization devices combine rigid patient fixation as well as comfort and play a key role providing the stability required for accurate radiation delivery. In the setup step, couch re-positioning needed to align the patient is derived via registration of acquired versus reference image. For subsequent fractions, replicating the initial setup should yield identical alignment errors when compared to the reference. This is not always the case and further couch re-positioning can be needed. An important quality assurance measure is to set couch tolerances beyond which additional investigations are needed. The purpose of this work was to study the inter-fraction couch changes needed to re-align the patient and the intra-fraction stability of the alignment as a guide to establish the couch tolerances. Methods: Data from twelve patients treated on the Accuray CyberKnife (CK) system for fractionated intracranial radiotherapy and immobilized with Aquaplast RT, U-frame, F-Head-Support (Qfix, PA, USA) was used. Each fraction involved image acquisitions and registration with the reference to re-align the patient. The absolute couch position corresponding to the approved setup alignment was recorded per fraction. Intra-fraction set-up corrections were recorded throughout the treatment. Results: The average approved setup alignment was 0.03±0.28mm, 0.15±0.22mm, 0.06±0.31mm in the L/R, A/P, S/I directions respectively and 0.00±0.35degrees, 0.03±0.32degrees, 0.08±0.45degrees for roll, pitch and yaw respectively. The inter-fraction reproducibility of the couch position was 6.65mm, 10.55mm, and 4.77mm in the L/R, A/P and S/I directions respectively and 0.82degrees, 0.71degrees for roll and pitch respectively. Intra-fraction monitoring showed small average errors of 0.21±0.21mm, 0.00±0.08mm, 0.23±0.22mm in the L/R, A/P, S/I directions respectively and 0.03±0.12degrees, 0.04±0.25degrees, and 0.13±0.15degrees in the roll, pitch and yaw respectively. Conclusion

  10. A validation of carbon fiber imaging couch top modeling in two radiation therapy treatment planning systems: Philips Pinnacle3 and BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose

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    Njeh Christopher F

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Carbon fiber (CF is now the material of choice for radiation therapy couch tops. Initial designs included side metal bars for rigidity; however, with the advent of IGRT, involving on board imaging, new thicker CF couch tops without metal bars have been developed. The new design allows for excellent imaging at the expense of potentially unacceptable dose attenuation and perturbation. Objectives We set out to model the BrainLAB imaging couch top (ICT in Philips Pinnacle3 treatment planning system (TPS, to validate the already modeled ICT in BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose treatment planning system and to compute the magnitude of the loss in skin sparing. Results Using CF density of 0.55 g/cm3 and foam density of 0.03 g/cm3, we demonstrated an excellent agreement between measured dose and Pinnacle3 TPS computed dose using 6 MV beam. The agreement was within 1% for all gantry angle measured except for 120o, which was 1.8%. The measured and iPlan RT Dose TPS computed dose agreed to within 1% for all gantry angles and field sizes measured except for 100o where the agreement was 1.4% for 10 cm × 10 cm field size. Predicted attenuation through the couch by iPlan RT Dose TPS (3.4% - 9.5% and Pinnacle3 TPS (2% - 6.6% were within the same magnitude and similar to previously reported in the literature. Pinnacle3 TPS estimated an 8% to 20% increase in skin dose with increase in field size. With the introduction of the CF couch top, it estimated an increase in skin dose by approximately 46 - 90%. The clinical impact of omitting the couch in treatment planning will be dependent on the beam arrangement, the percentage of the beams intersecting the couch and their angles of incidence. Conclusion We have successfully modeled the ICT in Pinnacle3 TPS and validated the modeled ICT in iPlan RT Dose. It is recommended that the ICT be included in treatment planning for all treatments that involve posteriors beams. There is a significant

  11. A validation of carbon fiber imaging couch top modeling in two radiation therapy treatment planning systems: Philips Pinnacle3 and BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose

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    Njeh, Christopher F; Parker, Jason; Spurgin, Joseph; Rhoe, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    Carbon fiber (CF) is now the material of choice for radiation therapy couch tops. Initial designs included side metal bars for rigidity; however, with the advent of IGRT, involving on board imaging, new thicker CF couch tops without metal bars have been developed. The new design allows for excellent imaging at the expense of potentially unacceptable dose attenuation and perturbation. We set out to model the BrainLAB imaging couch top (ICT) in Philips Pinnacle 3 treatment planning system (TPS), to validate the already modeled ICT in BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose treatment planning system and to compute the magnitude of the loss in skin sparing. Using CF density of 0.55 g/cm 3 and foam density of 0.03 g/cm 3 , we demonstrated an excellent agreement between measured dose and Pinnacle 3 TPS computed dose using 6 MV beam. The agreement was within 1% for all gantry angle measured except for 120 o , which was 1.8%. The measured and iPlan RT Dose TPS computed dose agreed to within 1% for all gantry angles and field sizes measured except for 100 o where the agreement was 1.4% for 10 cm × 10 cm field size. Predicted attenuation through the couch by iPlan RT Dose TPS (3.4% - 9.5%) and Pinnacle 3 TPS (2% - 6.6%) were within the same magnitude and similar to previously reported in the literature. Pinnacle 3 TPS estimated an 8% to 20% increase in skin dose with increase in field size. With the introduction of the CF couch top, it estimated an increase in skin dose by approximately 46 - 90%. The clinical impact of omitting the couch in treatment planning will be dependent on the beam arrangement, the percentage of the beams intersecting the couch and their angles of incidence. We have successfully modeled the ICT in Pinnacle 3 TPS and validated the modeled ICT in iPlan RT Dose. It is recommended that the ICT be included in treatment planning for all treatments that involve posteriors beams. There is a significant increase in skin dose that is dependent on the percentage of the beam

  12. SU-E-J-258: Inter- and Intra-Fraction Setup Stability and Couch Change Tolerance for Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Teboh, Forbang R; Agee, M; Rowe, L; Creasy, T; Schultz, J; Bell, R; Wong, J; Armour, E

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Immobilization devices combine rigid patient fixation as well as comfort and play a key role providing the stability required for accurate radiation delivery. In the setup step, couch re-positioning needed to align the patient is derived via registration of acquired versus reference image. For subsequent fractions, replicating the initial setup should yield identical alignment errors when compared to the reference. This is not always the case and further couch re-positioning can be needed. An important quality assurance measure is to set couch tolerances beyond which additional investigations are needed. The purpose of this work was to study the inter-fraction couch changes needed to re-align the patient and the intra-fraction stability of the alignment as a guide to establish the couch tolerances. Methods: Data from twelve patients treated on the Accuray CyberKnife (CK) system for fractionated intracranial radiotherapy and immobilized with Aquaplast RT, U-frame, F-Head-Support (Qfix, PA, USA) was used. Each fraction involved image acquisitions and registration with the reference to re-align the patient. The absolute couch position corresponding to the approved setup alignment was recorded per fraction. Intra-fraction set-up corrections were recorded throughout the treatment. Results: The average approved setup alignment was 0.03±0.28mm, 0.15±0.22mm, 0.06±0.31mm in the L/R, A/P, S/I directions respectively and 0.00±0.35degrees, 0.03±0.32degrees, 0.08±0.45degrees for roll, pitch and yaw respectively. The inter-fraction reproducibility of the couch position was 6.65mm, 10.55mm, and 4.77mm in the L/R, A/P and S/I directions respectively and 0.82degrees, 0.71degrees for roll and pitch respectively. Intra-fraction monitoring showed small average errors of 0.21±0.21mm, 0.00±0.08mm, 0.23±0.22mm in the L/R, A/P, S/I directions respectively and 0.03±0.12degrees, 0.04±0.25degrees, and 0.13±0.15degrees in the roll, pitch and yaw respectively. Conclusion

  13. Rapid monitoring of the spoilage of minced beef stored under conventionally and active packaging conditions using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy in tandem with chemometrics.

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    Ammor, Mohammed Salim; Argyri, Anthoula; Nychas, George-John E

    2009-03-01

    Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy was exploited to measure biochemical changes within fresh minced beef in an attempt to rapidly monitor beef spoilage. Minced beef packaged either aerobically, under modified atmosphere and using an active packaging were held from freshness to spoilage at 0, 5, 10, and 15°C. Frequent FTIR measurements were collected directly from the sample surface using attenuated total reflectance, in parallel the total viable counts of bacteria, the sensory quality and the pH were also determined. Principal components analysis allowed illuminating the wavenumbers potentially correlated with the spoilage process. Qualitative interpretation of spectral data was carried out using discriminant factorial analysis and used to corroborate sensory data and to accurately determine samples freshness and packaging. Partial least-squares regressions permitted estimates of bacterial loads and pH values from the spectral data with a fit of R(2)=0.80 for total viable counts and fit of R(2)=0.92 for the pH. Obtained results demonstrated that a FTIR spectrum may be considered as a metabolic fingerprint and that the method in tandem with chemometrics represents a powerful, rapid, economical and non-invasive method for monitoring minced beef freshness regardless the storage conditions (e.g. packaging and temperature).

  14. Effect of dietary alpha-tocopherol supplementation and gamma-irradiation on alpha-tocopherol retention and lipid oxidation in cooked minced chicken

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    Galvin, K.; Morrissey, P.A.; Buckley, D.J.

    1998-01-01

    The effects of dietary alpha-tocopherol supplementation and gamma-irradiation on alpha-tocopherol retention and lipid oxidation in cooked minced chicken during refrigerated storage were studied. Minced breast and thigh meat from broilers fed diets supplemented with 100, 200 or 400 mg alpha-tocopheryl acetate/kg feed was irradiated at 2.5 or 4.0 kGy. Cooked irradiated and unirradiated meat was stored at 4 degrees C for 5 days. alpha-Tocopherol concentrations increased with increasing dietary supplementation. Concentrations decreased during storage, but retention was not affected by irradiation. Lipid stability was determined by measuring the formation of thiobarbituric acid-reacting substances (TBARS) and cholesterol oxidation products (COPs) during storage. TBARS and COPs increased during storage and were reduced by increasing levels of dietary alpha-tocopheryl acetate supplementation. Irradiation accelerated TBARS formation during storage, but this was prevented by supplementation with 200 mg alpha-tocopheryl acetate/kg feed. Irradiation tended to increase COPs during storage, although no consistent effects were observed. In general supplementation with over 400 mg alpha-tocopheryl acetate/kg feed may be required to control cholesterol oxidation in minced chicken. The results suggest that, overall, irradiation had little effect on lipid stability in alpha-tocopherol-supplemented meat following cooking and storage

  15. Effect of pH and ATP on lipid oxidation in unwashed and washed seabass mince (Lates calcarifer mediated by hemoglobin

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    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Hemoglobin-mediated lipid oxidation was studied by using washed and unwashed seabass mince with and without added hemoglobin. Three pH values of postmortem fish were examined (physiological pH (6.5, 6.2, and 7.0. The lag time prior to thiobarbituric acid reactive substance development in the unwashed mince without added hemoglobin decreased greatly as the pH was reduced (p<0.05. Addition of hemoglobin decreased the lag time especially at the pH 6.2. In addition, the level of deoxyhemoglobin was found sharply increase with pH reduction in the range of pH 7.0 to 5.0. This suggested a potential role for deoxyhemoglobin as a catalyst. ATP lowered hemoglobin oxygenation at all pHs studied. Washing effectively prevented lipid oxidation in the washed mince without added hemoglobin. However, by addition of hemoglobin significant development of TBARS at low pH values except at pH 7.0. The results proved that ATP and low pH values increased oxidative activity of seabass hemoglobin. This investigation suggests that deoxyhemoglobin was a potent pro-oxidant.

  16. Le Point sur... Astronomie IV

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    Cet ouvrage regroupe des articles de mise au point sollicités par le rédacteur en chef de la rubrique Astronomie des Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Les textes se proposent de faire découvrir aux lecteurs, dans les principales disciplines de l'astronomie, les résultats les plus remarquables des dernières années.Leurs auteurs sont des spécialistes participant activement à l'accroissement des connaissances dans des domaines faisant l'objet de recherches intensives. Ces mises au point sur des questions particulièrement importantes de l'astronomie sont rédigées soit en français, soit en anglais et accompagnées d'une bibliographie détaillée.

  17. Sur des erres de jazz

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    Daverat, Xavier

    2007-01-01

    Une opinion commune considère que le jazz vivrait une période de dépérissement ou de ressassement. Cette conception est d’abord basée sur une erreur qui consiste à croire que le jazz évolue uniquement au travers de relèves entre les générations, de substitutions complètes de nouveaux styles à des formes d’expression qui se démoderaient aussitôt, d’instaurations systématiques de nouveaux langages opposés à ceux qui les ont précédés. Au contraire, les caractéristiques de chaque style s’imbrique...

  18. Experiments with the SUR 100 training reactor

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    1984-06-01

    This paper contains a compilation of various experiments using the SUR - 100 reactor for training purposes, which have been widly proved in practical work at the School for Nuclear Technology of the Karlsruhe Research Center. (orig.) [de

  19. Croissance epitaxiale de GaAs sur substrats de Ge par epitaxie par faisceaux chimiques

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    La situation energetique et les enjeux environnementaux auxquels la societe est confrontee entrainent un interet grandissant pour la production d'electricite a partir de l'energie solaire. Parmi les technologies actuellement disponibles, la filiere du photovoltaique a concentrateur solaire (CPV pour concentrator photovoltaics) possede un rendement superieur et mi potentiel interessant a condition que ses couts de production soient competitifs. La methode d'epitaxie par faisceaux chimiques (CBE pour chemical beam epitaxy) possede plusieurs caracteristiques qui la rendent interessante pour la production a grande echelle de cellules photovoltaiques a jonctions multiples a base de semi-conducteurs III-V. Ce type de cellule possede la meilleure efficacite atteinte a ce jour et est utilise sur les satellites et les systemes photovoltaiques a concentrateur solaire (CPV) les plus efficaces. Une des principales forces de la technique CBE se trouve dans son potentiel d'efficacite d'utilisation des materiaux source qui est superieur a celui de la technique d'epitaxie qui est couramment utilisee pour la production a grande echelle de ces cellules. Ce memoire de maitrise presente les travaux effectues dans le but d'evaluer le potentiel de la technique CBE pour realiser la croissance de couches de GaAs sur des substrats de Ge. Cette croissance constitue la premiere etape de fabrication de nombreux modeles de cellules solaires a haute performance decrites plus haut. La realisation de ce projet a necessite le developpement d'un procede de preparation de surface pour les substrats de germanium, la realisation de nombreuses sceances de croissance epitaxiale et la caracterisation des materiaux obtenus par microscopie optique, microscopie a force atomique (AFM), diffraction des rayons-X a haute resolution (HRXRD), microscopie electronique a transmission (TEM), photoluminescence a basse temperature (LTPL) et spectrometrie de masse des ions secondaires (SIMS). Les experiences ont permis

  20. Influence des changements climatiques sur la distribution ...

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    La présente étude a pour objectif principal d'évaluer l'influence des changements climatiques sur la distribution spatiale de Chrysophyllum albidum, une espèce prioritaire et menacée au Bénin. La modélisation de la distribution géographique actuelle et future de l'espèce est basée sur le principe d'entropie maximale ...

  1. Effectiveness of couch height-based patient set-up and an off-line correction protocol in prostate cancer radiotherapy.

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    Lin, N.G.C.B. van; Nijenhuis, E.; Huizenga, H.; Vight, L.P. van der; Visser, A.

    2001-01-01

    PURPOSE: To investigate set-up improvement caused by applying a couch height-based patient set-up method in combination with a technologist-driven off-line correction protocol in nonimmobilized radiotherapy of prostate patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A three-dimensional shrinking action level

  2. A dosimetric comparison of real-time adaptive and non-adaptive radiotherapy: A multi-institutional study encompassing robotic, gimbaled, multileaf collimator and couch tracking

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    Colvill, Emma; Booth, Jeremy; Nill, Simeon

    2016-01-01

    AND MATERIALS: Ten institutions with robotic(2), gimbaled(2), MLC(4) or couch tracking(2) used common materials including CT and structure sets, motion traces and planning protocols to create a lung and a prostate plan. For each motion trace, the plan was delivered twice to a moving dosimeter; with and without...

  3. eNAL++: a new and effective off-line correction protocol for rotational setup errors when using a robotic couch

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    Martens, D.; Luesink, M.; Huizenga, H.; Pasma, K.L.

    2015-01-01

    Cone-beam CTs (CBCTs) installed on a linear accelerator can be used to provide fast and accurate automatic six degrees of freedom (6DoF) vector displacement information of the patient position just prior to radiotherapy. These displacement corrections can be made with 6DoF couches, which are

  4. SU-E-T-234: Daily Quality Assurance for a Six Degrees of Freedom Couch Using a Novel Phantom

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    Woods, K; Woollard, J; Ayan, A; Sandu, A; Sommerfeld, J; Gupta, N [Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH (United States); Laurel, A [Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, CA (United States)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To test the accuracy and reproducibility of both translational and rotational movements for a couch with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) using a novel phantom design Methods: An end-to-end test was carried out using two different phantoms. A 6 cm3 cube with a central fiducial BB (WL-QA Sun Nuclear) and a custom fabricated rectangular prism (31 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm), placed on a baseplate with known angular offsets for pitch, roll and yaw with a central fiducial BB and unique surface structures for registration purposes, were used. The end-to-end test included an initial CT simulation for a reference study, setup to an offset mark on each phantom, registration of the reference CT to the acquired cone-beam CT, and final Winston-Lutz delivery at four cardinal gantry angles. Results for both translational and rotational movements were recorded and compared for both phantoms. Results: Translational and rotational measurements were performed with a PerfectPitch (Varian) couch for 10 trials for both phantoms. Distinct translational shifts were [−5.372±0.384mm, −10.183±0.137mm, 14.028±0.155mm] for the cube and [7.520±0.159mm, −9.117±0.101mm, 16.273±0.115mm] for the prototype phantom for lateral, longitudinal, and vertical shifts, respectively. Distinct rotational adjustments were [1.121±0.102o, −1.067±0.235o, −2.662±0.380o] for the cube and [2.534±0.059o, 1.994±0.025o, 2.094±0.076o] for the prototype for pitch, roll, and yaw, respectively. Winston-Lutz test results performed after 6DoF couch correction from each cardinal gantry angle ranged from 0.26–0.72mm for the cube and 0.55–0.86mm for the prototype. Conclusion: The prototype phantom is more precise for both translational and rotational adjustments compared to a commercial phantom. The design of the prototype phantom allows for a more discernible visual confirmation of correct translational and rotational adjustments with the prototype phantom. Winston-Lutz results are more accurate for the

  5. SU-E-T-234: Daily Quality Assurance for a Six Degrees of Freedom Couch Using a Novel Phantom

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    Woods, K; Woollard, J; Ayan, A; Sandu, A; Sommerfeld, J; Gupta, N; Laurel, A

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: To test the accuracy and reproducibility of both translational and rotational movements for a couch with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) using a novel phantom design Methods: An end-to-end test was carried out using two different phantoms. A 6 cm3 cube with a central fiducial BB (WL-QA Sun Nuclear) and a custom fabricated rectangular prism (31 cm x 8 cm x 8 cm), placed on a baseplate with known angular offsets for pitch, roll and yaw with a central fiducial BB and unique surface structures for registration purposes, were used. The end-to-end test included an initial CT simulation for a reference study, setup to an offset mark on each phantom, registration of the reference CT to the acquired cone-beam CT, and final Winston-Lutz delivery at four cardinal gantry angles. Results for both translational and rotational movements were recorded and compared for both phantoms. Results: Translational and rotational measurements were performed with a PerfectPitch (Varian) couch for 10 trials for both phantoms. Distinct translational shifts were [−5.372±0.384mm, −10.183±0.137mm, 14.028±0.155mm] for the cube and [7.520±0.159mm, −9.117±0.101mm, 16.273±0.115mm] for the prototype phantom for lateral, longitudinal, and vertical shifts, respectively. Distinct rotational adjustments were [1.121±0.102o, −1.067±0.235o, −2.662±0.380o] for the cube and [2.534±0.059o, 1.994±0.025o, 2.094±0.076o] for the prototype for pitch, roll, and yaw, respectively. Winston-Lutz test results performed after 6DoF couch correction from each cardinal gantry angle ranged from 0.26–0.72mm for the cube and 0.55–0.86mm for the prototype. Conclusion: The prototype phantom is more precise for both translational and rotational adjustments compared to a commercial phantom. The design of the prototype phantom allows for a more discernible visual confirmation of correct translational and rotational adjustments with the prototype phantom. Winston-Lutz results are more accurate for the

  6. Rapid detection of frozen-then-thawed minced beef using multispectral imaging and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.

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    Ropodi, Athina I; Panagou, Efstathios Z; Nychas, George-John E

    2018-01-01

    In recent years, fraud detection has become a major priority for food authorities, as fraudulent practices can have various economic and safety consequences. This work explores ways of identifying frozen-then-thawed minced beef labeled as fresh in a rapid, large-scale and cost-effective way. For this reason, freshly-ground beef was purchased from seven separate shops at different times, divided in fifteen portions and placed in Petri dishes. Multi-spectral images and FTIR spectra of the first five were immediately acquired while the remaining were frozen (-20°C) and stored for 7 and 32days (5 samples for each time interval). Samples were thawed and subsequently subjected to similar data acquisition. In total, 105 multispectral images and FTIR spectra were collected which were further analyzed using partial least-squares discriminant analysis and support vector machines. Two meat batches (30 samples) were reserved for independent validation and the remaining five batches were divided in training and test set (75 samples). Results showed 100% overall correct classification for test and external validation MSI data, while FTIR data yielded 93.3 and 96.7% overall correct classification for FTIR test set and external validation set respectively. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. Structures tubulaires minces en matériaux composites. Principes de calcul Thin-Walled Composite Tubular Structures. Calculation Method

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    Odru P.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente une méthode de calcul des structures composites fibres-résine appliquée aux cas des tubes minces. Outre l'établissement des relations contraintes - déformations généralisées des tubes à partir des caractéristiques des matériaux de base et de leur orientation, on pose les relations permettant de calculer leur comportement et leur dimensionnement sous des charges axisymétriques combinées de traction, pression et flexion. Une méthode simplifiée applicable au cas des composites microfissurés est aussi présentée. On montre ensuite, à travers quelques exemples concrets d'applications, les propriétés intéressantes ou inhabituelles que le matériau permet de conférer aux structures. This article presents a method of calculation of composite structures applied to thin-walled tubes. Starting from the characteristics and orientation of the basic materials, the generalized stress-strain equations of the tubes are determined ; then the relationship allowing the calculation of their design and behavior under combined axisymmetrical loads of tension, pressure and bending are established. A simplified method applicable to microcracked composite materials is also described. Several complete examples of applications illustrate the interesting or unusual properties that this material can impart to structures

  8. Effects of Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis on the Shelf-Life of Minced Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss during Refrigerated Storage

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    Pier Giorgio Peiretti

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The effects of three concentrations (0.2%, 1% and 3% of rosemary oil (RO on the freshness indicators, oxidative stability, fatty acid and biogenic amine (BA contents of minced rainbow trout muscle (MTM were investigated after different periods of storage (three and nine days at 4 ± 1 °C. Moreover, the terpene and sesquiterpene contents in the treated MTM were also measured. RO treatment improves the pH, oxidative stability of the lipids and the FA profile, which resulted in a significant extension of MTM shelf-life. Storage time influenced all freshness indicators, with the exception of yellowness and chroma. Treatment with RO had a positive effect, leading to low BA content, especially putrescine, cadaverine, tyramine and histamine. Differences in BA were also found to be due to storage time, with the exception of spermidine, which was not influenced by time. Moreover, the presence of the terpenoid fraction of RO in MTM improved the quality of this ready-to-cook fish food.

  9. Effects of Rosemary Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) on the Shelf-Life of Minced Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) during Refrigerated Storage.

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    Peiretti, Pier Giorgio; Gai, Francesco; Ortoffi, Marco; Aigotti, Riccardo; Medana, Claudio

    2012-12-04

    The effects of three concentrations (0.2%, 1% and 3%) of rosemary oil (RO) on the freshness indicators, oxidative stability, fatty acid and biogenic amine (BA) contents of minced rainbow trout muscle (MTM) were investigated after different periods of storage (three and nine days) at 4 ± 1 °C. Moreover, the terpene and sesquiterpene contents in the treated MTM were also measured. RO treatment improves the pH, oxidative stability of the lipids and the FA profile, which resulted in a significant extension of MTM shelf-life. Storage time influenced all freshness indicators, with the exception of yellowness and chroma. Treatment with RO had a positive effect, leading to low BA content, especially putrescine, cadaverine, tyramine and histamine. Differences in BA were also found to be due to storage time, with the exception of spermidine, which was not influenced by time. Moreover, the presence of the terpenoid fraction of RO in MTM improved the quality of this ready-to-cook fish food.

  10. Valorization of functional properties of extract and powder of olive leaves in raw and cooked minced beef meat.

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    Aouidi, Fathia; Okba, Aicha; Hamdi, Moktar

    2017-08-01

    Olive leaves (OL), available in huge amounts from pruning, are known to be a useful source of biologically active compounds. This study investigated the potential application of OL as a supplement to minced beef meat in order to develop a functional product. The effect of OL extract or powder (100 and 150 µg phenols g -1 meat) on the quality and stability of raw and cooked meat during refrigerated storage was examined. Microwave drying at 600 W gave OL with the highest antioxidant quality (evaluated by TEAC/[phenols] (mg mg -1 ) and DPPH/[phenols] (mg mg -1 )) compared with other methods. OL showed an ability to inhibit (P production was 43-65% in control samples and 14-35% in treated samples). OL also improved the technological quality of the meat, decreasing (P meat products of good technological quality that remain stable during storage. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

  11. Quality changes during storage of minced fish products containing dietary fiber and fortified with ω3 fatty acids.

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    Cardoso, C; Mendes, R; Pedro, S; Vaz-Pires, P; Nunes, M L

    2010-02-01

    Two ready-to-eat minced fish products from hake were developed, their proximate composition and fatty acid profiles determined and their quality changes followed during 3.5 months under refrigeration at 2 ± 1 °C and 10 ± 1 °C. These products contain dietary fiber and are innovative and healthy. The formulation was identical, except vegetable oil (VO), 5.6% (w/w) in one group and 2.7% (w/w) plus 2.9% (w/w) cod liver oil (CLO) in the other. CLO products had a higher ω3/ω6 ratio (0.54 ± 0.02 versus 0.08 ± 0.02) and ensured, per 100 g serving, the 500 mg recommended daily intake of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids. CLO products showed lower gel strength (p ≤ 0.05), however, other textural properties were similar to those of the VO group. Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances values were higher in CLO products. All groups presented acceptable sensory scores and no microbiological growth. During storage products became redder and less yellow, while seafood aroma and flavor declined and saltiness perception augmented. Temperature had a negative effect on sensory elasticity and instrumental texture.

  12. Radiosensitivities of bacterial isolates on minced chicken and poached chicken meal and their elimination following irradiation and chilled storage

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    Adu-Gyamfi, A.; Nketsia-Tabiri, J.; Apea Bah, F.

    2008-01-01

    The radiosensitivities of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on poached chicken meal (PCM) and minced chicken substrate (MCS) were determined. Effect of irradiation (0, 1, 2 kGy) on total viable cells (TVC) of PCM components was determined under chilled (3-5 o C) storage (0, 9, 14, 21 days) and challenge testing of the bacterial isolates with irradiation (0, 2, 3 kGy) was also conducted on PCM under chilled storage (0,7, 14, 21, 28 days). Additionally, sensory evaluation of the PCM components was assessed with irradiation (0, 2, 3 kGy) during chilled storage (0, 7, 14, 21 days). D 10 of E. coli on PCM and MCS were 0.18 and 0.25 kGy whiles those of S. aureus were 0.27 and 0.29 kGy, respectively. D 10 values for PCM E. coli. 2 kGy controlled TVC and extended the shelf life of meals to ≥14 days but 3 kGy was required to eliminate E. coli and S. aureus. Sensory qualities of the meal were not affected by an irradiation dose of 3 kGy

  13. AS_Kré_A4 OK

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    Ce travail porte sur l'étude des configurations des liaisons Si-H des couches minces du silicium amorphe hydrogéné évaporé (a-Si:H) préparées dans un bâti ultra-vide (UHV). L'hydrogène atomique est obtenu à l'aide d'un plasma dans un tube à décharge dirigé vers le porte-substrat. Les fréquences de vibrations et la.

  14. Synthèse et caractérisation du quaternaire Cu 2 ZnSnS 4 (CZTS ...

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    Les couches minces de Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) ont été préparées par voie chimique sol-gel et déposées sur des substrats de verre par la technique de spin coating. La solution de dépôt a été faite à partir des sels de métaux de chlorure de cuivre (II) (CuCl2), chlorure de zinc (II) (ZnCl2), chlorure d'étain (IV) (SnCl4), et de ...

  15. ELABORATION ET ETUDE DES MATERIAUX CHALCOPYRITES AIBIIIC2 IV : LE DISELINURE DE CUIVRE ET D’INDIUM

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    2007-06-01

    par évaporation sur des substrats en verre présentent des coefficients d’absorption ( élevées de l’ordre de 5.104 cm-1. Le tracé de la fonction (h2 des couches minces recuites sous vide à différentes températures en fonction de l’énergie des photons incident a mis en relief la nature directe de la transition fondamentale est a permis également de calculer le gap Eg = 1.04 eV.

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    Étude des propriétés structurales, optiques et électriques des couches minces de ZnO dopées Al déposées par Spray Pyrolysis Abstract PDF · Vol 10, No 3 (2014) - Articles Élaboration et caractérisation des sources solides de diffusion sur silicium par la méthode sol-gel pour la réalisation de l'émetteur d'une cellule solaire

  17. Effectiveness of couch height-based patient set-up and an off-line correction protocol in prostate cancer radiotherapy

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    Lin, Emile N.J.Th. van; Nijenhuis, Edwin; Huizenga, Henk; Vight, Lisette van der; Visser, Andries

    2001-01-01

    Purpose: To investigate set-up improvement caused by applying a couch height-based patient set-up method in combination with a technologist-driven off-line correction protocol in nonimmobilized radiotherapy of prostate patients. Methods and Materials: A three-dimensional shrinking action level correction protocol is applied in two consecutive patient cohorts with different set-up methods: the traditional 'laser set-up' group (n=43) and the 'couch height set-up' group (n=112). For all directions, left-right, ventro-dorsal, and cranio-caudal, random and systematic set-up deviations were measured. Results: The couch height set-up method improves the patient positioning compared to the laser set-up method. Without application of the correction protocol, both systematic and random errors reduced to 2.2-2.4 mm (1 SD) and 1.7-2.2 mm (1 SD), respectively. By using the correction protocol, systematic errors reduced further to 1.3-1.6 mm (1 SD). One-dimensional deviations were within 5 mm for >90% of the measured fractions. The required number of corrections per patient in the off-line correction protocol was reduced significantly during the course of treatment from 1.1 to 0.6 by the couch height set-up method. The treatment time was not prolonged by application of the correction protocol. Conclusions: The couch height set-up method improves the set-up significantly, especially in the ventro-dorsal direction. Combination of this set-up method with an off-line correction strategy, executed by technologists, reduces the number of set-up corrections required

  18. Comparison of daily couch shifts using MVCT (TomoTherapy) and B-mode ultrasound (BAT System) during prostate radiotherapy.

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    Lin, Steven H; Sugar, Elizabeth; Teslow, Terrance; McNutt, Todd; Saleh, Habeeb; Song, Danny Y

    2008-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare daily couch shifts after prostate localization between megavoltage CT (MVCT, Hi-ART TomoTherapy) and b-mode ultrasound (BAT system). Nine hundred and thirteen couch shifts from 22 consecutive patients treated using MVCT localization were compared to 853 shifts from 23 randomly selected patients treated using b-mode ultrasound prostate localization. Shifts were made in three principal axes based on prostate position after comparing daily images to the initial planning CT. Mean shift for each axis and the shift variability both between and within individual subjects were calculated. Variability was higher for BAT compared to MVCT for vertical and cranial-caudal (CC) shifts (p=0.0084 and 0.01037, respectively), while lateral shifts were significantly greater for MVCT. For each individual, the pairwise correlations between shifts in different axes were calculated. Among all the groups and pairings, only the pairing of vertical and cranial/caudal adjustments in BAT-localized patients showed significant evidence of correlation after adjustment for multiple pairwise comparisons (p=0.0006). When compared to MVCT, the use of BAT for prostate localization results in greater variability of positional adjustments in vertical and CC directions. This likely reflects differences in the ability to precisely align b-mode ultrasound contours to KVCT images, as well as prostate excursion in vertical and CC direction caused by the ultrasound probe. These considerations need to be made when defining treatment volumes, and argue for the use of less disruptive techniques for daily prostate localization.

  19. Polychromie et représentations apotropaïques sur la façade de l'église du Saint-sauveur a Žiča

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    Čanak-Medić Milka

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available (francuski Seules les descriptions de l'aspect extérieur de l'église de l'Ascension du Christ a Decani recourent a des termes aussi élogieux que ceux employés roi parler de l'église du Saint-Sauveur a Žiča. Et, de fait, La beauté de cette dernière a notamment été tout particulièrement soulignée par les anciens écrivains, Domentijan et Teodosije. Tout le sens de leurs paroles n'a toutefois été perf qu'a la suite de récents travaux de restauration entrepris sur l'église s'étant soldes par le dégagement de restes de couches de peinture recouvrant ses murs extérieurs et ayant, de ce fait, permis d'entrevoir l'aspect originel de la décoration poly chromatique extérieur de l'église. Les premières connaissances concernant la décoration des façades de l'église de Žiča remontent aux années vingt du XXe siècle. On a alors dégage deux couches dont la plus récente a été datée de la quatrième décennie du XIV femme siècle (fig. 3, 4 alors qu'a plusieurs endroits a été constatée au-dessous de celle-ci, la couche de crépis originelle. Celle-ci recouvrait toutes les surfaces des murs a 1'exception des corniches, des frises des arcades et, vraisemblablement, des cadres des fenêtres (fig. 5, 6. La datation exacte de cette couche inferieure de crépis a été possible grâce aux résultats de sondages effectues a la jonction des portiques précédant les par églises et, respectivement, des murs sud et nord de 1'exonarthex, ériges au plus tard en 1230. Sur la partie frontale du mur du portique précédent la par église sud dédiée au saint premier martyr Etienne subsiste les restes d'une croix ornee de pierres précieuses: creux gem mata, d'une grande taille au-dessus de laquelle apparait la partie inferieure d'une figure de saint (fig. 1, 7, 8, 10 alors que sur la façade du portique nord on relève les traces d'une composition historiée non identifiable (fig. 12. II est donne question d'une trouvaille fermée dont

  20. Antibacterial Activity of Clove ( Syzigium aromaticum L .) Essential Oil and Gamma Irradiation against Some Food-Borne Pathogens in Minced Chicken Meat

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    Gibriel, A.Y.; ALI, H.G.M.; Abdeldaiem, M.H.

    2017-01-01

    Antibacterial activity of clove essential oil ( Syzigium aromaticum L.) against five strains of pathogenic bacteria namely, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus was investigated in vitro. The essential oil of clove exhibited antibacterial activity against tested microorganisms. Comparatively, 25, 50 and 100 ml/l concentrations of clove essential oil were of less inhibitory effect than 200, 300 and 500 ml/l concentrations. However, S. aureus showed less sensitivity towards clove essential oil inhibition; however Salmonella typhimurium was strongly inhibited by clove essential oil. Then, the effect of clove essential oil at two concentrations (3 and 5% v/w) and combined treatments between gamma irradiation at doses of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 kGy and clove essential oil at concentrations as formerly on inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium , Escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus inoculated into chicken minced meat was investigated. Addition of clove essential oil to samples of chicken minced meat inoculated with three pathogens reduced the counts of these pathogens, proportionally with increasing concentration. The irradiated samples at doses of 3, 4, 5 and 6 kGy and that irradiated at doses 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 kGy of chicken minced and containing 3 and 5% completely inactivation of inoculated pathogens and not detected during cold storage at 4±1°C for 7 days. Accordingly, clove essential oil can be used as natural antimicrobial additive or in combination treatments with gamma irradiation for incorporation in various food products. Also, there is a possibility of using low doses gamma irradiation and low concentrations clove essential oil for treatment of meat products in order to this to reduce the economic cost of products and improving hygienic quality and extend its shelf-life. Therefore clove essential oil could be used as preservative ingredients in

  1. Basis for calculating technological parameters of preparation of minced salted fish products of intermediate moisture with specified physical and chemical characteristics

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    Stepanenko E. I.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The dependence of water activity on basic physical and chemical characteristics of salted fish products with intermediate moisture has been defined. During the research the product quality has been assessed by the organoleptic method; determination of the water mass fraction has been carried out by the drying method; the salt mass fraction – by the argentometric method; water activity has been measured by a cooled mirror dew-point sensor. Based on experimental data the dependence of Aw on concentration of sodium chloride in the salt semi-finished products of pollock (Theragra chalcogramma, Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus, Baltic cod (Gadus morhua callarias, blue whiting (Micromesistius, pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus has been established. The empirical formula showing the correlation of the parameter (Aw with mass fraction of sodium chloride and water has been derived; on its basis it is possible to calculate the parameters of semi-finished product in order to obtain a final minced salt product of intermediate moisture with desired microbial stability upon storage. The relations between the salt mass fraction and water mass fraction excluding bacterial spoilage and mold growth has been determined, they make up S ≥ 0,135 ∙ W and S ≥ 0,34 ∙ W respectively, where S – the mass fraction of salt, %, W – the mass fraction of water, %. An example of calculating the required dosage of sodium chloride in the semi-finished minced salmon has been described to produce the finished product with the exactly given values of humidity and water activity. During the process of minced salted fish products' dehydration the basic physical and chemical parameters – the mass fraction of salt and water affecting the water activity (Aw – have been changing. Determination of these parameters' relationship provides the ability to predict the qualitative changes of salted fish products of intermediate moisture

  2. Co-delivery of micronized urinary bladder matrix damps regenerative capacity of minced muscle grafts in the treatment of volumetric muscle loss injuries.

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    Full Text Available Minced muscle grafts (MG promote de novo muscle fiber regeneration and neuromuscular strength recovery in small and large animal models of volumetric muscle loss. The most noteworthy limitation of this approach is its reliance on a finite supply of donor tissue. To address this shortcoming, this study sought to evaluate micronized acellular urinary bladder matrix (UBM as a scaffolding to promote in vivo expansion of this MG therapy in a rat model. Rats received volumetric muscle loss injuries to the tibialis anterior muscle of their left hind limb which were either left untreated or repaired with minced muscle graft at dosages of 50% and 100% of the defect mass, urinary bladder matrix in isolation, or a with an expansion product consisting of a combination of the two putative therapies in which the minced graft is delivered at a dosage of 50% of the defect mass. Rats survived to 2 and 8 weeks post injury before functional (in vivo neuromuscular strength, histological, morphological, and biochemical analyses were performed. Rats treated with the expansion product exhibited improved neuromuscular function relative to untreated VML after an 8 week time period following injury. This improvement in functional capacity, however, was accompanied with a concomitant reduction in graft mediated regeneration, as evidenced cell lineage tracing enable by a transgenic GFP expressing donor, and a mixed histological outcome indicating coincident fibrous matrix deposition with interspersed islands of nascent muscle fibers. Furthermore, quantitative immunofluorescence and transcriptional analysis following the 2 week time point suggests an exacerbated immune response to the UBM as a possible nidus for the observed suboptimal regenerative outcome. Moving forward, efforts related to the development of a MG expansion product should carefully consider the effects of the host immune response to candidate biomaterials in order to avoid undesirable dysregulation of pro

  3. The Use of Tomato Powder Fermented with Pediococcus pentosaceus and Lactobacillus sakei for the Ready-to-Cook Minced Meat Quality Improvement

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    Grazina Juodeikiene

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the infl uence of lactic acid fermentation on the quality of tomato powder was evaluated. The eff ect of adding fermented tomato powder to ready-to-cook minced pork meat to improve its nutritional value and sensory characteristics was also analysed. The cell growth of Lactobacillus sakei (7.53 log CFU/g was more intense in the medium containing tomato powder, compared to the growth of Pediococcus pentosaceus (6.35 log CFU/g during 24 h of fermentation; however, higher acidity (pH=4.1 was observed in the tomato powder samples fermented with Pediococcus pentosaceus. The spontaneous fermentation of tomato powder reduced cell growth by 38 % and pH values slightly increased to 4.17, compared to the fermentation with pure LAB. The lactofermentation of tomato powder increased the average β-carotene and lycopene mass fractions by 43.9 and 50.2 %, respectively, compared with the nonfermented samples. Lycopene and β-carotene contents in the ready-to-cook minced pork meat were proportional to the added tomato powder (10 and 30 %. Aft er cooking, β-carotene and lycopene contents decreased, on average, by 24.2 and 41.2 %, respectively. The highest loss (up to 49.2 % of carotenoids was found in samples with 30 % nonfermented tomato powder. Tomato powder fermented with 10 % Lactobacillus sakei KTU05-6 can be recommended as both a colouring agent and a source of lycopene in the preparation of ready-to-cook minced pork meat.

  4. Citrus lemon essential oil: chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities with its preservative effect against Listeria monocytogenes inoculated in minced beef meat.

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    Ben Hsouna, Anis; Ben Halima, Nihed; Smaoui, Slim; Hamdi, Naceur

    2017-08-03

    Lemon (Citrus limon) is a flowing plant belonging to the Rutaceae family. Citrus plants constitute one of the main valuable sources of essential oil used in foods and medicinal purposes. In this study, we assessed chemical composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of C. limon essential oil (ClEO) with its preservative effect against Listeria monocytogenes inoculated in minced beef meat. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC-MS) was used to identify the major components of the obtained ClEO. The antioxidant activities of this ClEO were determined according to the β-carotene bleaching assay, as well as by 2.2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity. For antimicrobial activity, agar well diffusion method was used and the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) as well as the minimum fungicidal concentrations (MFCs) were determined. The in situ effect of the ClEO was evaluated through physicochemical parameters (pH and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), as well as against L. monocytogenes in minced beef meat model. Twenty one components were identified in the ClEO and the two dominant compounds were limonene (39.74%) and β-Pinene (25.44%). This ClEO displayed an excellent DPPH scavenging ability with an extract concentration providing 50% inhibition (IC 50 ) of 15.056 μg/ml and a strong β-carotene bleaching inhibition after 120 min of incubation with an IC 50 of 40.147 μg/ml. The MICs varied from 0.039 to 1.25 mg/ml for Gram positive bacteria and from 0.25 to 2.5 mg/ml for Gram-negative bacteria. The meat preserving potential of ClEO was investigated against L. monocytogenes. ClEO successfully inhibited development of L. monocytogenes in minced beef meat. The application of ClEO at a 0.06 and 0.312 mg/g, may open new promising opportunities for the prevention of contamination from and growth of pathogenic bacteria, particularly L. monocytogenes, during minced beef meat storage at 4 °C. Additionally, during

  5. Anchovy mince (Engraulis ringens) enriched with polyphenol-rich grape pomace dietary fibre: In vitro polyphenols bioaccessibility, antioxidant and physico-chemical properties.

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    Solari-Godiño, A; Pérez-Jiménez, J; Saura-Calixto, F; Borderías, A J; Moreno, H M

    2017-12-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate technological and antioxidant properties, including in vitro bioaccessibility of polyphenols, conferred on raw anchovy mince by the addition of polyphenol-rich grape pomace dietary fibre at different concentrations. For this purpose, headed and gutted anchovy was heat-flayed, deboned and mixed with 0%, 2%, 3%, 4% grape pomace dietary fibre. A significant increase (Panchovy as a means of increasing dietary intake of polyphenols with antioxidant capacity, especially considering the high concentration of polyphenols bioaccessible in the large intestine. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. Radiosensibilisation of bacteria on beef minced by essential oils with special reference to the spores of Bacillus cereus ATCC 7004

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    2007-01-01

    The radiosensitization of Bacillus Cereus ATCC 7004 spores was evaluated in the presence of thymol, thyme, D-L menthol, trans-cinnamaldehyde and eugenol in ground beef. Meat cattle minced (5 % fat) was inoculated with spores of Bacillus Cereus (10 5 - 10 6 CFU / g), and each compound was added separately at various concentrations. The antimicrobial potential was evaluated in unirradiated meat by determining the MIC in percentage (wt / wt) after 24 h of storage at 4± 1C. Results showed that the best antimicrobial compound was the trans-cinnamaldehyde with MIC of 1.47%, wt/wt. In presence of cinnamaldehyde, the addition of sodium pyrophosphate decahydrate (0.1%, wt/wt) increased significantly (p < 0.05) the relative sensitivity of Bacillus Cereus spores 2 times. However, the presence of ascorbic acid in the media reduced significantly (p < 0.05) the radiosensitivity of bacteria. The combined effect of gamma irradiation in presence of cinnamaldehyde, added with ascorbic acid or sodium pyrophosphate decahydrate, on the microbiological and physico-chemical characteristic of meat samples was evaluated at 2 kGy under air. The use of the active compounds with the irradiation reduced significantly (p < 0.05) the count of total bacteria with a concomitant effect in the extension periods of shelf life. The addition of the cinnamaldehyde induced a significant reduction (p < 0.05) in TVN and free amino acids of irradiated samples. In presence of ascorbic acid the thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) concentration was significantly reduced (P...0.05). A significant reduction (p < 0.05) of a* and C* of color values and a significant increase (p < 0.05 ) of b* value were obtained for the samples treated by the cinnamaldehyde. The application of bioactive films for the immobilization of the essential oils is a good alternate to check their stability during storage time. (Author). 155 refs

  7. Johannes Lohmann : une réflexion ontologique sur le sens et sur les langues

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    O'Connell, Anne-Marie

    2016-01-01

    Johannes Lohmann : une réflexion ontologique sur le sens et sur les langues Les recherches de l'universitaire allemand Johannes Lohmann (1895-1983), linguiste, philosophe et musicologue, se situent au confluent de plusieurs disciplines. Philologue de formation, il soutint son doctorat sur la philologie des langues slaves à Berlin en 1921 et reçut son habilitation en linguistique comparée sous la direction de Wilhelm Shulze. Elle fut suivie par une seconde en 1933 à l'université de Fribourg et...

  8. Estilos estructurales del Subandino Sur de Bolivia

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    Rocha, Emilio

    2013-01-01

    El Subandino Sur de Bolivia es una típica faja plegada y corrida de lámina delgada, con una notable regularidad en la geometría de las estructuras. Esta es una característica típica de las fajas plegadas en las que no se involucra el basamento en la deformación. Sin embargo, cuando se analiza en detalle la geometría y evolución de la deformación del Subandino Sur, se verifica que existen numerosas desviaciones de dicha regularidad. En el presente trabajo se estudiaron los diferentes procesos ...

  9. Divagations sur champ pénal (mars 2004)

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    Christian Demonchy

    2007-01-01

    En droit, la divagation d'un animal domestique est le fait que la personne responsable de cet animal le laisse errer sur la voie publique ou sur les biens d'autrui. Les divagations sur champ pénal sont-elles répréhensibles ?

  10. An accuracy assessment of different rigid body image registration methods and robotic couch positional corrections using a novel phantom

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    Arumugam, Sankar; Xing Aitang [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170 (Australia); Jameson, Michael G. [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170, Australia and Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); Holloway, Lois [Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres and Ingham Institute, New South Wales 2170 (Australia); Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522 (Australia); University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia); Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006 (Australia)

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    Purpose: Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images greatly reduces interfractional patient positional uncertainties. An understanding of uncertainties in the IGRT process itself is essential to ensure appropriate use of this technology. The purpose of this study was to develop a phantom capable of assessing the accuracy of IGRT hardware and software including a 6 degrees of freedom patient positioning system and to investigate the accuracy of the Elekta XVI system in combination with the HexaPOD robotic treatment couch top. Methods: The constructed phantom enabled verification of the three automatic rigid body registrations (gray value, bone, seed) available in the Elekta XVI software and includes an adjustable mount that introduces known rotational offsets to the phantom from its reference position. Repeated positioning of the phantom was undertaken to assess phantom rotational accuracy. Using this phantom the accuracy of the XVI registration algorithms was assessed considering CBCT hardware factors and image resolution together with the residual error in the overall image guidance process when positional corrections were performed through the HexaPOD couch system. Results: The phantom positioning was found to be within 0.04 ({sigma}= 0.12) Degree-Sign , 0.02 ({sigma}= 0.13) Degree-Sign , and -0.03 ({sigma}= 0.06) Degree-Sign in X, Y, and Z directions, respectively, enabling assessment of IGRT with a 6 degrees of freedom patient positioning system. The gray value registration algorithm showed the least error in calculated offsets with maximum mean difference of -0.2({sigma}= 0.4) mm in translational and -0.1({sigma}= 0.1) Degree-Sign in rotational directions for all image resolutions. Bone and seed registration were found to be sensitive to CBCT image resolution. Seed registration was found to be most sensitive demonstrating a maximum mean error of -0.3({sigma}= 0.9) mm and -1.4({sigma}= 1.7) Degree-Sign in translational

  11. An accuracy assessment of different rigid body image registration methods and robotic couch positional corrections using a novel phantom

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    Arumugam, Sankar; Xing Aitang; Jameson, Michael G.; Holloway, Lois

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: Image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images greatly reduces interfractional patient positional uncertainties. An understanding of uncertainties in the IGRT process itself is essential to ensure appropriate use of this technology. The purpose of this study was to develop a phantom capable of assessing the accuracy of IGRT hardware and software including a 6 degrees of freedom patient positioning system and to investigate the accuracy of the Elekta XVI system in combination with the HexaPOD robotic treatment couch top. Methods: The constructed phantom enabled verification of the three automatic rigid body registrations (gray value, bone, seed) available in the Elekta XVI software and includes an adjustable mount that introduces known rotational offsets to the phantom from its reference position. Repeated positioning of the phantom was undertaken to assess phantom rotational accuracy. Using this phantom the accuracy of the XVI registration algorithms was assessed considering CBCT hardware factors and image resolution together with the residual error in the overall image guidance process when positional corrections were performed through the HexaPOD couch system. Results: The phantom positioning was found to be within 0.04 (σ= 0.12)°, 0.02 (σ= 0.13)°, and −0.03 (σ= 0.06)° in X, Y, and Z directions, respectively, enabling assessment of IGRT with a 6 degrees of freedom patient positioning system. The gray value registration algorithm showed the least error in calculated offsets with maximum mean difference of −0.2(σ= 0.4) mm in translational and −0.1(σ= 0.1)° in rotational directions for all image resolutions. Bone and seed registration were found to be sensitive to CBCT image resolution. Seed registration was found to be most sensitive demonstrating a maximum mean error of −0.3(σ= 0.9) mm and −1.4(σ= 1.7)° in translational and rotational directions over low resolution images, and this is reduced to

  12. Dose attenuation by a carbon fiber linac couch and modeling with a treatment planning system; Medida de la atenuacion producida por la mesa de tratamiento de un acelerador lineal y su modelado en un sistema de planificacion

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    Sanchez Galiano, P.; Garcia Sancho, J.M.; Crelgo, D.; Pamos, M.; Fernandez, J.; Vivanco, J.

    2010-07-01

    The purpose of this work is to investigate the attenuation caused by a carbon fiber linac treatment couch and the ability of a commercial radiotherapy treatment planning system to simulate it. The attenuation caused by an Exact{copyright} treatment couch in a Varian{copyright} Clinac{copyright} 2100 C/D was characterized in detail. Both 6 MV and 18 MV photon beams were studied. The treatment couch was modeled and incorporated to Elekta{copyright} XiO{copyright} treatment planning system. Measured and computed attenuation values were compared. As a result we found that the attenuation caused by this complex treatment couch is strongly dependent on the incidence angle of the beam. The measured attenuation values reach 16% for 6 MV and 10% for 18 MV. The model incorporated to the treatment planning software allows reducing the differences between measured and calculated data below 2.5% and 2.0% for 6 MV and 18 MV respectively. In conclusion, it is strongly recommended accounting for the perturbation caused by this carbon fiber treatment couch when the beam intersects it. The treatment planning system studied can simulate this treatment couch accurately. Clinical implementation of the described method requires a reliable procedure to reproduce the same patient geometry in the treatment delivery and planning. (Author).

  13. Caractérisation géométrique d'un condensat métallique sur diélectrique à l'approche du seuil de percolation

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    Desrousseaux, G.; Carlan, A.

    1990-01-01

    A l'approche du seuil de percolation, les contours des îlots de dépôts métalliques discontinus sur substrat amorphe cessent d'être circulaires pour délimiter des espacements s'allongeant en forme de canaux. Nous proposons une modélisation de la répartition du métal dans de tels dépôts. L'utilisation de ce modèle nous permet de décrire quantitativement cette répartition en utilisant les seules mesures de la conductance de couche et de l'épaisseur massique du dépôt. Cette conversion de ces mesu...

  14. The Satiating Properties of Pork are not Affected by Cooking Methods, Sousvide Holding Time or Mincing in Healthy Men—A Randomized Cross-Over Meal Test Study

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    Kehlet, Ursula; Mitra, Bhaskar; Aaslyng, Margit D.

    2017-01-01

    Low temperature long time (LTLT) sous-vide cooking may modify meat proteins in a way that could promote satiety. We investigated the effects of (1) cooking method (LTLT 58 °C vs. oven 160 °C), (2) LTLT holding time (17 h vs. 72 min), and (3) pork structure, LTLT 58 °C for 17 h (minced vs. roast) on appetite regulation and in vitro protein digestibility. In a cross-over study, 37 healthy men consumed four meals containing pork: LTLT-cooked roast, 58 °C, 72 min; LTLT-cooked roast, 58 °C, 17 h; and, oven-cooked roast, 160 °C to a core temperature of 58 °C and LTLT-cooked minced patties, 58 °C, 17 h. Ad libitum energy intake (EI) after three hours was the primary endpoint. Moreover, subjective appetite sensations were assessed. Protein digestibility was determined in an in vitro simulated digestion model. Ad libitum EI did not differ between the meals. Furthermore, appetite ratings were not clearly affected. LTLT cooking for 72 min increased the proteolytic rate in the early gastric phase during digestion as compared to LTLT cooking for 17 h or oven cooking. In conclusion, LTLT cooking, LTLT holding time, and pork structure did not affect ad libitum EI. However, LTLT cooking at 58 °C for 72 min seemed to enhance in vitro protein digestibility. PMID:28846600

  15. The satiating properties of pork are not affected by cooking methods, sousvide holding time or mincing in healthy men - a randomized cross-over meal test study

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    Kehlet, Ursula; Mitra, Bhaskar; Ruiz Carrascal, Jorge

    2017-01-01

    Low temperature long time (LTLT) sous-vide cooking may modify meat proteins in a way that could promote satiety. We investigated the effects of (1) cooking method (LTLT 58 °C vs. oven 160 °C), (2) LTLT holding time (17 h vs. 72 min), and (3) pork structure, LTLT 58 °C for 17 h (minced vs. roast......) on appetite regulation and in vitro protein digestibility. In a cross-over study, 37 healthy men consumed four meals containing pork: LTLT-cooked roast, 58 °C, 72 min; LTLT-cooked roast, 58 °C, 17 h; and, oven-cooked roast, 160 °C to a core temperature of 58 °C and LTLT-cooked minced patties, 58 °C, 17 h. Ad...... libitum energy intake (EI) after three hours was the primary endpoint. Moreover, subjective appetite sensations were assessed. Protein digestibility was determined in an in vitro simulated digestion model. Ad libitum EI did not differ between the meals. Furthermore, appetite ratings were not clearly...

  16. Sensory evaluation of boar-taint-containing minced meat, dry-cured ham and dry fermented sausage by a trained expert panel and consumers.

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    Verplanken, Kaat; Wauters, Jella; Vercruysse, Vicky; Aluwé, Marijke; Vanhaecke, Lynn

    2017-10-15

    One of the main issues related to entire male pigs is the occurrence of boar taint, an off-odour, which compromises meat consumability. In this study, odour thresholds (indole: 24-65µgkg -1 , skatole: 44-89µgkg -1 , androstenone: 121-342µgkg -1 ) for the boar taint compounds were estimated in minced meat, dry fermented sausage and dry-cured ham. Afterwards, sensory evaluation of these products containing 10% tainted meat (minced meat and dry fermented sausage) or moderate boar taint compound levels (dry-cured ham) occurred. The beneficial effect of diluting tainted meat was demonstrated, as no significant difference in consumability was observed between gilts and 10% tainted meat by experts as well as consumers. Also dry-curing proved a promising technique for masking boar taint and preventing consumer dissatisfaction. The obtained results demonstrate the applicability of the estimated thresholds in meat as a tool for identifying masking and reducing strategies on the perception of boar taint. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. High pressure effect on the color of minced cured restructured ham at different levels of drying, pH, and NaCl.

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    Bak, Kathrine Holmgaard; Lindahl, Gunilla; Karlsson, Anders H; Lloret, Elsa; Ferrini, Gabriele; Arnau, Jacint; Orlien, Vibeke

    2012-03-01

    Color changes of minced cured restructured ham was studied considering the effects of high pressure (HP) treatment (600MPa, 13°C, 5min), raw meat pH(24) (low, normal, high), salt content (15, 30g/kg), and drying (20%, 50% weight loss). Raw hams were selected based on pH(24) in Semimembranosus, mixed with additives, frozen, sliced, and dried using the Quick-Dry-Slice® process. Meat color (CIE 1976 L*a*b*) and reflectance spectra were measured before and after HP treatment. HP significantly increased L*, decreased a*, and decreased b* for restructured ham dried to 20% weight loss, regardless of salt content and pH(24). L* and a* were best preserved in high pH/high salt restructured ham. HP had no effect on the color of restructured ham dried to 50% weight loss. HP had no effect on the shape of reflectance curves, indicating that the pigment responsible for minced cured restructured ham color did not change due to HP. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  18. Identification and quantification of turkey meat adulteration in fresh, frozen-thawed and cooked minced beef by FT-NIR spectroscopy and chemometrics.

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    Alamprese, Cristina; Amigo, José Manuel; Casiraghi, Ernestina; Engelsen, Søren Balling

    2016-11-01

    This work aims at the development of a method based on FT-NIR spectroscopy and multivariate analysis for the identification and quantification of minced beef meat adulteration with turkey meat. Samples were analyzed as raw, frozen-thawed and cooked. Different multivariate regression and class-modeling strategies were evaluated. PLS regression models with R(2) in prediction higher than 0.884 and RMSEP lower than 10.8% were developed. PLS-DA applied to discriminate each type of sample in two classes (adulteration threshold=20%) showed values of sensitivity and specificity in prediction higher than 0.84 and 0.76, respectively. Thus, the study demonstrates that FT-NIR spectroscopy coupled with suitable chemometric strategies is a reliable tool for the identification and quantification of minced beef adulteration with turkey meat not only in fresh products, but also in frozen-thawed and cooked samples. This achievement is of crucial importance in the meat industry due to the increasing number of processed meat products, in which technological treatments can mask a possible inter-species adulteration. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. How useful is the concept of somatization in cross-cultural studies of maternal depression? A contribution from the Mothers in a New Country (MINC) study.

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    Small, R; Lumley, J; Yelland, J

    2003-03-01

    Somatization of depression symptoms has been assumed to characterize particular cultural groups, yet evidence for this has often been anecdotal. The Mothers in a New Country (MINC) study aimed to explore cultural assumptions about somatization in three groups of immigrant women who had recently given birth in Melbourne, Australia. Physical health (SF-36 physical health dimensions and a symptom list) and depression (EPDS, SF-36 mental health dimension and self assessment) data from personal interviews with Vietnamese (n = 104), Turkish (n = 107) and Filipino (n = 107) women, conducted in women's language of choice, six to nine months after childbirth were analyzed. Comparisons with data from a statewide postal survey of Victorian women are also made. Contrary to the study hypothesis that Turkish and Vietnamese women in particular would exhibit a high degree of somatization (leading to low depression scores on the standard measures and greater reporting of somatic symptoms), Turkish women were in fact most likely of the three groups to be assessed as depressed on the two psychological measures and by self-assessment, to report high levels of somatic symptoms, and Vietnamese and Filipino women had a low prevalence of depression on all measures and relatively lower levels of somatic symptom reporting. The MINC study findings thus call into question some common cultural assumptions about depression and demonstrate the importance of designing studies which can put hypothesized cultural differences to the test.

  20. Effects of brown seaweed polyphenols, α-tocopherol, and ascorbic acid on protein oxidation and textural properties of fish mince (Pagrosomus major) during frozen storage.

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    Wang, Tiantian; Li, Zhenxing; Yuan, Fangzhou; Lin, Hong; Pavase, Tushar Ramesh

    2017-03-01

    Frozen storage of minced fish is currently one of the most important techniques to maintain its functional properties. However, some deterioration does occur during frozen storage and cause quality loss. The effects of brown seaweed polyphenols, α-tocopherol, and ascorbic acid on lipid and protein oxidation and textural properties of red sea bream (Pagrosomus major) during 90 days of frozen storage at -18 °C were investigated. All added antioxidants at 1 g kg -1 resulted in significantly lower thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS) compared to the control during the 45 days of frozen storage. The antioxidants were also effective in retarding protein oxidation concerning to total sulfhydryl content and protein carbonyl content. Brown seaweed polyphenols and α-tocopherol significantly retarded the inactivation of Ca 2+ -ATPase activity during the first 45 days, whereas ascorbic acid had no such effect. The antioxidant activity showed either an invariable or decrease trend after 45 days storage. Adding antioxidants had a significant effect on the breaking force of the gels during the frozen storage period. These results indicate that brown seaweed polyphenols and α-tocopherol can be used to prevent oxidative reactions and thus maintain the structure of the gel formed by fish mince during frozen storage. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2016 Society of Chemical Industry.

  1. Eating at the table, on the couch and in bed: An exploration of different locus of commensality in the discourses of Brazilian working mothers.

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    Scagliusi, Fernanda Baeza; da Rocha Pereira, Patrícia; Unsain, Ramiro Fernandez; de Morais Sato, Priscila

    2016-08-01

    Commensality is a remarkable human act, and tends to be more present among families. Nevertheless, it is possible that eating at the table is being taking for granted when one refers to family meals. Thus, this paper aims to analyze working mothers' discourses about family meals eaten at the table, on the couch and in the bed/bedroom. The participants were thirty mothers working in public universities of the Brazilian region called Baixada Santista. A qualitative study was conducted, using semi-structured interviews. In the transcripts the words "table", "couch", "bed", "bedroom" were located and the excerpts containing them were extracted and analyzed according to a classical and exploratory content analysis. The table is a significant component of meals that unite the family. While for some the meal at the table is an enjoyable moment, it is a stiff moment for others. Indeed, manners and the notion of hierarchy appeared only for the table. Regarding the couch, it seems that the family chose to eat there, because it is a more casual and relaxed setting. Eating in the bed was related to precarity, intimacy and casualness. In the three settings, watching television was a common practice, replacing or being added to talking. Commensality is such an important practice that appears in different settings and even in precarity contexts. The table emerged as the maximal cornerstone of commensality. However, when it was not present, new arrangements were made. Especially the couch seems to be a new commensal space, less formal and rigid, but able to allow some collective conviviality. Eating in the bed was a less common practice. Finally, the significant role that television assumed in meals is highlighted. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. ITV, mid-ventilation, gating or couch tracking - A comparison of respiratory motion-management techniques based on 4D dose calculations.

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    Ehrbar, Stefanie; Jöhl, Alexander; Tartas, Adrianna; Stark, Luisa Sabrina; Riesterer, Oliver; Klöck, Stephan; Guckenberger, Matthias; Tanadini-Lang, Stephanie

    2017-07-01

    Respiratory motion-management techniques (MMT) aim to ensure tumor dose coverage while sparing lung tissue. Dynamic treatment-couch tracking of the moving tumor is a promising new MMT and was compared to the internal-target-volume (ITV) concept, the mid-ventilation (MidV) principle and the gating approach in a planning study based on 4D dose calculations. For twenty patients with lung lesions, planning target volumes (PTV) were adapted to the MMT and stereotactic body radiotherapy treatments were prepared with the 65%-isodose enclosing the PTV. For tracking, three concepts for target volume definition were considered: Including the gross tumor volume of one phase (single-phase tracking), including deformations between phases (multi-phase tracking) and additionally including tracking latencies of a couch tracking system (reliable couch tracking). The accumulated tumor and lung doses were estimated with 4D dose calculations based on 4D-CT datasets and deformable image registration. Single-phase tracking showed the lowest ipsilateral lung Dmean (median: 3.3Gy), followed by multi-phase tracking, gating, reliable couch tracking, MidV and ITV concepts (3.6, 3.8, 4.1, 4.3 and 4.8Gy). The 4D dose calculations showed the MidV and single-phase tracking overestimated the target mean dose (-2.3% and -1.3%), while it was slightly underestimated by the other MMT (tracking concepts were shown to reduce the lung dose. Neglecting non-translational changes of the tumor in the target volume definition for tracking results in a slightly reduced target coverage. The slightly inferior dose coverage for MidV should be considered when applying this technique clinically. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Étude sur l'entrepreneuriat dalit : Regard sur 25 % de la population ...

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    Étude sur l'entrepreneuriat dalit : Regard sur 25 % de la population indienne. Cette étude, pilotée par Udit Raj, député du parlement indien, aide à mieux comprendre les contraintes que rencontrent les entrepreneurs dalits. Elle permettra de sonder 12 000 entrepreneurs dalits dans 14 états et de recueillir des données ...

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    Étude du Partenariat de recherche sur l'influenza aviaire en Asie sur l'efficacité des mesures de lutte. L'influenza aviaire hautement pathogène (H5N1) est une grave maladie qui touche la volaille et contamine les êtres humains dans une faible proportion. L'Organisation mondiale de la santé croit que le virus pourrait subir ...

  5. Serotypes, virulence genes and intimin types of Shiga toxin (verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli isolates from minced beef in Lugo (Spain from 1995 through 2003

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    Bernárdez María

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC have emerged as pathogens that can cause food-borne infections and severe and potentially fatal illnesses in humans, such as haemorrhagic colitis (HC and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS. In Spain, like in many other countries, STEC strains have been frequently isolated from ruminants, and represent a significant cause of sporadic cases of human infection. In view of the lack of data on STEC isolated from food in Spain, the objectives of this study were to determine the level of microbiological contamination and the prevalence of STEC O157:H7 and non-O157 in a large sampling of minced beef collected from 30 local stores in Lugo city between 1995 and 2003. Also to establish if those STEC isolated from food possessed the same virulence profiles as STEC strains causing human infections. Results STEC were detected in 95 (12% of the 785 minced beef samples tested. STEC O157:H7 was isolated from eight (1.0% samples and non-O157 STEC from 90 (11% samples. Ninety-six STEC isolates were further characterized by PCR and serotyping. PCR showed that 28 (29% isolates carried stx1 genes, 49 (51% possessed stx2 genes, and 19 (20% both stx1 and stx2. Enterohemolysin (ehxA and intimin (eae virulence genes were detected in 43 (45% and in 25 (26% of the isolates, respectively. Typing of the eae variants detected four types: γ1 (nine isolates, β1 (eight isolates, ε1 (three isolates, and θ (two isolates. The majority (68% of STEC isolates belonged to serotypes previously detected in human STEC and 38% to serotypes associated with STEC isolated from patients with HUS. Ten new serotypes not previously described in raw beef products were also detected. The highly virulent seropathotypes O26:H11 stx1 eae-β1, O157:H7 stx1stx2 eae-γ1 and O157:H7 stx2eae-γ1, which are the most frequently observed among STEC causing human infections in Spain, were detected in 10 of the 96 STEC isolates. Furthermore

  6. PERUBAHAN KARAKTERISTIK SURIMI IKAN CUCUT DAN IKAN PARI AKIBAT PENGARUH PENGKOMPOSISIAN DAN PENYIMPANAN DINGIN DAGING LUMAT [Characteristic Changes of Shark and Stingray Surimi as Affected by Compositioning and Chill Storage of the Mince Fish

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    Joko Santoso1

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This experiment was carried out to study the effects of leaching, compositioning, and chill storage of mince fish on the characteristic changes of surimi from shark and stingray fish. Three times leaching of mince fish could reduce the urea contents of the shark and stingray as much as 88% and 100%, respectively; with the salt soluble protein contents were 13.52% and 13.24%, respectively. Mixture of mince shark and stingray in proportion of 25% : 75% (A1B2 gave the highest value of gel strength being 209.29 g.cm in comparison with others composition. During chill storage, deterioration process still occurred as indicated by increasing value of acidity and contents of base volatile compounds i.e. total volatile base nitrogen (TVBN and tri-methyl amine (TMA; and also decreasing contents of urea and salt soluble protein. Deterioration process of mince fish also affected the physical characteristic of surimi i.e. decreasing values of gel strength, water holding capacity (WHC, and colour (whiteness.

  7. The effect of high-resolution fluences by couch shift between arcs on the VMAT plan quality

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    Kim, Jung In; Park, So Yeon; Choi, Chang Heon; Park, Jong Min [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Wu, Hong Gyun [Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-12-15

    Various studies have demonstrated the dosimetric advantages of multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) with fine leaf widths for both intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), which can generate high resolution fluences. However, a practical disadvantage of MLCs with fine leaf widths is a limited field length in the longitudinal direction. This is because the numbers of leaves and motors are limited due to spatial constraints within the treatment head. We propose an alternative way to generate high resolution fluences of a VMAT plan without MLCs with fine leaf widths for the treatment of large H and N target volumes. With the Millennium 120 MLC with inner leaf widths of 5 mm, we simulate 2.5 mm inner leaf widths by a 2.5 mm shift of the patient couch in the longitudinal direction between arcs. In this way, we acquire not only the improved dosimetric effects of the MLCs with fine leaf widths, but also the full coverage of the H and N target volumes. The HAS plan was better than the others in terms of normal tissue sparing and plan efficiency.

  8. SU-F-T-430: Validation of IBEAM Evo Couch Top for Different Relative Electron Density (RED) Combination During Photon Beam Dose Calculation in Monaco− Treatment Planning System

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    Manigandan, D; Kumar, M; Mohandas, P; Puri, A; Bhalla, N [Fortis Cancer Institute, Mohali, Punjab (India)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: Validation of iBEAM™ evo couch-top for different relative electron density (RED) combination during photon beam dose calculation in Monaco− TPS. Methods: The iBEAM™ evo couch-top has two layers:outer carbon fiber (CF) and inner foam core (FC). To study the beam intensity attenuation of couch-top, measured doses were compared with doses calculated for different REDs. Measurements were performed in solid water phantom with PTW-0.125cc ion-chamber positioned at center of the phantom with 5.3cm thickness slabs placed above and below the chamber. Similarly, in TPS, iBEAM™ evo couch-top was simulated and doses were calculated for different RED combinations (0.2CF-0.2FC, 0.4CF-0.2FC, 0.6CF-0.2FC, 0.8CF-0.2FC, and 1.0CF-0.2FC) by using Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm in Monaco TPS (V5.1). Doses were measured for every 10 degree gantry angle separation, 10×10cm{sup 2} field size and 6MV photons. Then, attenuation is defined as the ratio of output at posterior gantry angle to output of its opposed anterior gantry angle (e.g.225°/45°). output fluctuation with different gantry angle was within ±0.21%. To confirm above results, dose-planes were measured for five pelvic VMAT plans (360°arc) in PTW two-dimensional array and compared with different calculated dose-planes of above-mentioned couch REDs. Gamma pass rates<1.00) were analyzed for 3%/2mm criteria. Results: Measured and calculated attenuation was in good agreement for the RED combination of 0.2CF-0.2FC and difference was within ±0.515%. However, other density combination showed difference of ±0.9841%, ±1.667%, ±2.9241% and ±2.8832% for 0.4CF-0.2FC, 0.6CF-0.2FC, 0.8CF-0.2FC, and 1.0CF-0.2FC, respectively. Maximum couch-top attenuation was observed at 110°–120° and 240°–250° and decreases linearly as the gantry angle approaches 180°. Moreover, gamma pass rate confirmed the above results and showed maximum pass rate of 96.23% for 0.2CF-0.2FC, whereas others were 95.72%, 95.12%, 94

  9. Surface effects of heat treatments in active atmosphere on structural, morphological and electrical characteristics of CuInS{_2} thin films

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    Kanzari, M.; Abaab, M.; Rezig, B.; Brunel, M.

    1999-05-01

    Thin amorphous CuInS2 films were deposited on the glass substrates by single source thermal evaporation technique. The effect of heat treatments in sulfur atmosphere, in air and under vacuum on the surface layers is discussed in terms of the surface structure of the films. The films were examined by grazing X-ray diffraction and reflectometry (GXRD and GXRR). From a comparison with the GXRD results, the densities of the surface layers are explained by the presence of secondary phases. We established a correlation between stoichiometry and conductivity depending on the annealing conditions. Des couches minces de CuInS2 amorphe sont déposées sur des substrats de verre par la technique d'évaporation thermique monosource. L'effet des traitements thermiques sous atmosphère de soufre, air et sous vide sur les surfaces des couches a été discuté en relation avec les propriétés structurales des surfaces des couches. Les couches sont analysées par la réflectométrie et la diffraction de rayons X rasants. Par comparaison avec les résultats de la diffraction de rayons X rasants, les densités des surfaces des couches sont expliquées par la présence des phases secondaires. Nous avons établi une corrélation entre la stœchiométrie des couches et leurs conductivités en fonction des conditions de recuit.

  10. Entretiens sur la multitude du monde

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    Damour, Thibault

    2014-01-01

    L'un est un écrivain et un scénariste célèbre. L'autre est un physicien et un chercheur mondialement connu. Une même interrogation les porte. Comment penser le monde après un siècle de bouleversements scientifiques ? Jean- Claude Carrière et Thibault Damour nous entraînent ici dans un dialogue lumineux, qui met l'esprit au défi de lui- même et où la clarté rivalise avec le gai savoir. La matière éternelle, l'espace et le temps absolus, l 'unique réalité : en ce début de troisième millénaire, toutes ces grandes notions du passé n'ont plus qu'une valeur d'illu- sions. Il n'y a plus d'histoire prédéterminée, inexorable, li- vrée à des forces mécaniques. L'univers se révèle léger, instable, multiple dans la superposition d'une infinité d'his- toires possibles dont nous ne percevons qu'un mince fais- ceau. C'est à la découverte de cette multitude du monde, laissant loin derrière les récits de science-fiction, que nous invitent Jean-Claude Carrière et Thibault Damour. Un voyage p...

  11. Maintenance sur les infrastructures de surface

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    Chevret, P

    2000-01-01

    L'objet de ce document est de dresser le bilan de l'activité du Groupe Technical Facilities Management dans le domaine de la maintenance. Ce bilan couvre les activités techniques du génie civil, du chauffage-climatisation et de l'électricité, s'appliquant dans une large majorité au seul secteur tertiaire, tant sur le plan préventif que correctif. Les principaux paramètres indicateurs de l'activité sont situés dans leur évolution au cours des dernières années. Les auteurs abordent également les principaux projets complémentaires de maintenance, qui sont conduits pour maintenir l'état du patrimoine en dépit des restrictions budgétaires, faire face aux problèmes d'obsolescence, de défaillances récurrentes sur certains matériels, et satisfaire aux normes de sécurité. L'incidence positive de ces actions sur le nombre d'interventions de maintenance corrective est également montrée. Enfin, des perspectives de progrès sont dégagées, visant à une gestion davantage prévisionnelle de la ma...

  12. Remesas y participación laboral en Paraguay: Efectos de los desplazamientos sur-sur

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    Pablo Sebastián GÓMEZ

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la participación laboral de los miembros de hogares receptores de remesas en Paraguay. Se aporta el estudio específico de los efectos de las remesas provenien­ tes del sur en un país del sur utilizando el enfoque de la puntuación de la propensión para enfrentar el problema de sesgo de selección. Los resultados acusan diferencias estructurales entre los hogares receptores de remesas del sur y aquellos que no lo son. Se sugiere que en un mercado laboral de alta informalidad y precariedad las remesas provenientes principalmente de Argentina se dirigen hacia los hogares en los estratos socioeconómicos más bajos y tienden a reducir la participación laboral.

  13. Détermination des contraintes résiduelles et de la microstructure intra-granulaire dans des films minces de W déposés par pulvérisation magnétron

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    Branger, V.; Durand, N.; Haghiri-Gosnet, A. M.; Badawi, K. F.; Ravet, M. F.

    1997-06-01

    Intra-granular microstructure (a_0) and stress of tungsten rf magnetron sputtered thin films (diffracting phase (α-W and β-W). The stress state is imposed by the rf magnetron sputtering poxer (P). The films deposited with a high P are in a large compression stress state (in the α-W phase) and own a free stress lattice parameter higher than the tungsten bulk one. We have quantitatively shown that the transition of the stress state from the compressive (-1.7 GPa) to the tensile one (0.9 GPa) was clearly explained by the intra-granular modification (diminution of the stress free lattice prarameter from 0.3164 nm). From the XRD experiments, we have measured the coherently diffracting domains and the microdistorsions, which respectively decrease and increase with the generation of compressive stresses in the films. In addition, we have observed the dependence of the β-W phase with the tension in the films. Cet article concerne l'étude des propriétés mécaniques et microstructurales de films minces de tungstène (700 nm sur Si (100)) élaborés par pulvérisation magnétron en fonction de la puissance R.F. Les contraintes totales présentes dans les films (déterminées par la méthode de la flèche) sont très fortement influencées par la valeur de la puissance R.F. Elles varient de +1,2 GPa à -1,5 GPa pour des puissances de 350 W à 400 W. L'analyse par diffraction des rayons X a révélé la présence de phase β-W dans certains dépôts. Pour ces films, nous avons déterminé les contraintes dans chaque phase par la méthode des sin^2 psi. Les mesures d'intensité intégrée des pics de diffraction nous ont permis d'évaluer la proportion des phases dans chaque film. Nous avons vérifié le bon accord, en appliquant la règle des mélanges, entre les valeurs des contraintes totales et celles calculées à partir des résultats de diffraction X. Nous avons montré que la présence de la phase β-W semble favorisée par un état de tension des films (jusqu

  14. Picasso. L’ombre du récit portée sur le tableau (L’Ombre sur la femme et L’Ombre, 1953

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    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available En 1927-29, puis de nouveau en 1953, Pablo Picasso représente l’ombre portée du peintre sur la toile. C’est d’abord le profil de son visage, inspiré d’un autoportrait photographique de 1927, qui semble esquiver, dans une dizaine de tableaux, les monstrueuses mâchoires qui caractérisent les visages féminins qu’il peint à cette époque. Vingt-cinq ans plus tard, l’ombre d’un corps que l’on imagine debout devant la scène, interfère avec un nu couché, dans un micro-récit pictural seulement composé de deux toiles, datées du 29 décembre. Mais si l’ombre semble bien impliquer un corps présent dans le contre-champ de l’image, celui de la femme n’est devenu, en cette fin de 1953, que la représentation d’une absence, une enveloppe vide que la peinture n’arrive plus à combler.En 1927-29, y luego en 1953, Pablo Picasso representa la sombra del pintor proyectada sobre el lienzo. Será primero el perfil de su rostro, inspirado en un autorretrato fotográfico de 1927, que parece esquivar, en una decena de cuadros, las monstruosas mandíbulas que caracterizan los rostros femeninos que pinta en este período. Veinticinco años después, la sombra de un cuerpo que uno imagina de pie delante de la escena, interfiere con un desnudo tendido, en un micro relato pictórico compuesto sólo de dos telas, fechadas del 29 de diciembre. Pero si la sombra bien parece implicar a un cuerpo presente en el contracampo de la imagen, el de la mujer se ha convertido, en ese final de 1953, en la representación de una ausencia, una envoltura vacía que la pintura ya no puede colmar.

  15. Inhibition of Salmonella by thyme essential oil and its effect on microbiological and sensory properties of minced pork meat packaged under vacuum and modified atmosphere.

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    Boskovic, Marija; Djordjevic, Jasna; Ivanovic, Jelena; Janjic, Jelena; Zdravkovic, Nemanja; Glisic, Milica; Glamoclija, Natasa; Baltic, Branislav; Djordjevic, Vesna; Baltic, Milan

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    The antibacterial activity of thyme essential oil (TEO) was evaluated against four serovars of Salmonella (S. Enteritidis, S. Typhimurium, S. Montevideo and S. Infantis), experimentally inoculated (10 6 CFU/g) in minced pork, which was treated with different concentrations of the TEO (0.3%, 0.6% and 0.9%) packaged under vacuum or MAP (30%O 2 /50%CO 2 /20% N 2 ) and stored at 3±1°C for 15days. GC-MS analysis of the TEO was performed in order to determine composition, and the predominant constituent was thymol (50.48%), followed by p-cymene and linalool. The minimum inhibitory concentration was determined for each Salmonella serovar studied. Among the tested active compounds, thymol and carvacrol exhibited the greatest inhibitory effect followed by TEO, with minimum inhibitory concentrations of 320 to 640μg/ml. S. Enteritidis was the most sensitive serovar. During the storage period, Salmonella counts in pork were reduced by 1.69-4.05logCFU/g. The influence of TEO on Enterobacteriaceae, lactic acid bacteria and total viable count was determined in control mince with no added Salmonella. The most pronounced antibacterial effect was achieved by the combination MAP and 0.9% TEO. Although the antibacterial activities of all studied concentrations of TEO in pork were evident and significant (P<0.05), sensory analysis showed that 0.3% TEO was the most acceptable to trained panellists. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Prevalence and characteristics of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from livestock, chicken carcasses, bulk tank milk, minced meat, and contact persons

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    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci (MR-CNS are of increasing importance to animal and public health. In veterinary medicine and along the meat and milk production line, only limited data were so far available on MR-CNS characteristics. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of MR-CNS, to identify the detected staphylococci to species level, and to assess the antibiotic resistance profiles of isolated MR-CNS strains. Results After two-step enrichment and growth on chromogenic agar, MR-CNS were detected in 48.2% of samples from livestock and chicken carcasses, 46.4% of samples from bulk tank milk and minced meat, and 49.3% of human samples. Using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS, 414 selected MR-CNS strains belonged to seven different species (S. sciuri, 32.6%; S. fleurettii, 25.1%; S. haemolyticus, 17.4%; S. epidermidis, 14.5%, S. lentus, 9.2%; S. warneri, 0.7%; S. cohnii, 0.5%. S. sciuri and S. fleurettii thereby predominated in livestock, BTM and minced meat samples, whereas S. epidermidis and S. haemolyticus predominated in human samples. In addition to beta-lactam resistance, 33-49% of all 414 strains were resistant to certain non-beta-lactam antibiotics (ciproflaxacin, clindamycin, erythromycin, tetracycline. Conclusions A high prevalence of MR-CNS was found in livestock production. This is of concern in view of potential spread of mecA to S. aureus (MRSA. Multiresistant CNS strains might become an emerging problem for veterinary medicine. For species identification of MR-CNS isolated from different origins, MALDI-TOF MS proved to be a fast and reliable tool and is suitable for screening of large sample amounts.

  17. Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against Vancomycin-Resistant enterococci (VRE and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in feta soft cheese and minced beef meat

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    Samy Selim

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Eleven essential oils (EOs were evaluated for their antibacterial properties, against Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE and E. coli O157:H7. EOs were introduced into Brain Heart Infusion agar (BHI (15ml at a concentration of 0.25 to 2% (vol/vol to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC for each pathogen evaluated. Results showed that the most active essential oils against bacteria tested were thyme oil, with MIC90 and MBC90 for the VRA strains of 0.25% and 0.5%, respectively. Eucalyptus, juniper and clove oils were the least potent agent, with MIC90 and MBC90 of 2%. Furthermore, the inhibitory effect of these EO were evaluated against VRE and E. coli O157:H7, experimentally inoculated (10³ cfu/g in Feta soft cheese and minced beef meat, which was mixed with different concentrations (0.1%, 0.5% and 1% of the EO and stored at 7 ºC for 14 days. Out of eucalyptus, juniper, mint, rosemary, sage, clove and thyme oils tested against target bacteria sage and thyme showed the best results. Clove and mint did not show any effect on VRE and E. coli O157:H7 in both kinds of studied foods. The addition of thyme oil at concentrations of 0.5 and 1% caused best significant reduction in the growth rate of VRE and E. coli O157:H7 in cheese and meat at 7 ºC. It is concluded that selected plant EOs can act as potent inhibitors of both microorganisms in a food product. The results revealed the potential of thyme oil as a natural preservative in feta soft cheese and minced beef meat against VRE and E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

  18. Étude sur l'entrepreneuriat dalit : Regard sur 25 % de la population ...

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    Un débat d'experts organisé par le CRDI s'attaque au mariage précoce lors du forum sur la condition des femmes à l'ONU. Des chercheurs appuyés par le CRDI parlent de leurs expériences au Comité sur les ONG lors du forum de la Commission de la condition de la femme. Voir davantageUn débat d'experts organisé par ...

  19. Impact des microcredits sur les conditions sociosanitaires des ...

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    Cependant, très peu d'étude se focalisent sur leurs impacts réels sur les conditions de vies des bénéficiaires de leurs services. C'est à ce propos que la présente recherche se donne comme objectif de contribuer à une meilleure connaissance des impacts des microcrédits - un des services offert par les IMF - sur les ...

  20. SU-F-T-642: Sub Millimeter Accurate Setup of More Than Three Vertebrae in Spinal SBRT with 6D Couch

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    Wang, X; Zhao, Z; Yang, J; Yang, J; McAleer, M; Brown, P; Li, J; Ghia, A [MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (United States)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: To assess the initial setup accuracy in treating more than 3 vertebral body levels in spinal SBRT using a 6D couch. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed last 20 spinal SBRT patients (4 cervical, 9 thoracic, 7 lumbar/sacrum) treated in our clinic. These patients in customized immobilization device were treated in 1 or 3 fractions. Initial setup used ExacTrac and Brainlab 6D couch to align target within 1 mm and 1 degree, following by a cone beam CT (CBCT) for verification. Our current standard practice allows treating a maximum of three continuous vertebrae. Here we assess the possibility to achieve sub millimeter setup accuracy for more than three vertebrae by examining the residual error in every slice of CBCT. The CBCT had a range of 17.5 cm, which covered 5 to 9 continuous vertebrae depending on the patient and target location. In the study, CBCT from the 1st fraction treatment was rigidly registered with the planning CT in Pinnacle. The residual setup error of a vertebra was determined by expanding the vertebra contour on the planning CT to be large enough to enclose the corresponding vertebra on CBCT. The margin of the expansion was considered as setup error. Results: Out of the 20 patients analyzed, initial setup accuracy can be achieved within 1 mm for a span of 5 or more vertebrae starting from T2 vertebra to inferior vertebra levels. 2 cervical and 2 upper thoracic patients showed the cervical spine was difficult to achieve sub millimeter accuracy for multi levels without a customized immobilization headrest. Conclusion: If the curvature of spinal columns can be reproduced in customized immobilization device during treatment as simulation, multiple continuous vertebrae can be setup within 1 mm with the use of a 6D couch.

  1. SU-F-T-642: Sub Millimeter Accurate Setup of More Than Three Vertebrae in Spinal SBRT with 6D Couch

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    Wang, X; Zhao, Z; Yang, J; Yang, J; McAleer, M; Brown, P; Li, J; Ghia, A

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To assess the initial setup accuracy in treating more than 3 vertebral body levels in spinal SBRT using a 6D couch. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed last 20 spinal SBRT patients (4 cervical, 9 thoracic, 7 lumbar/sacrum) treated in our clinic. These patients in customized immobilization device were treated in 1 or 3 fractions. Initial setup used ExacTrac and Brainlab 6D couch to align target within 1 mm and 1 degree, following by a cone beam CT (CBCT) for verification. Our current standard practice allows treating a maximum of three continuous vertebrae. Here we assess the possibility to achieve sub millimeter setup accuracy for more than three vertebrae by examining the residual error in every slice of CBCT. The CBCT had a range of 17.5 cm, which covered 5 to 9 continuous vertebrae depending on the patient and target location. In the study, CBCT from the 1st fraction treatment was rigidly registered with the planning CT in Pinnacle. The residual setup error of a vertebra was determined by expanding the vertebra contour on the planning CT to be large enough to enclose the corresponding vertebra on CBCT. The margin of the expansion was considered as setup error. Results: Out of the 20 patients analyzed, initial setup accuracy can be achieved within 1 mm for a span of 5 or more vertebrae starting from T2 vertebra to inferior vertebra levels. 2 cervical and 2 upper thoracic patients showed the cervical spine was difficult to achieve sub millimeter accuracy for multi levels without a customized immobilization headrest. Conclusion: If the curvature of spinal columns can be reproduced in customized immobilization device during treatment as simulation, multiple continuous vertebrae can be setup within 1 mm with the use of a 6D couch.

  2. SU-F-T-503: Trajectory Modulated Arc Therapy of Intracranial Lesions: Development of a Standardized Path-Based Technique for Fully Dynamic Couch-Gantry Modulated Treatments

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    Khan, S; Chin, E; Xing, L; Hristov, D; Fahimian, B [Stanford University, Stanford, CA (United States); Otto, K [University of British Columbia, Victoria (Canada)

    2016-06-15

    Purpose: The integration of couch motion during arc delivery is necessitated to enable irradiation trajectories such as coronal arcs, and to enhance the geometrical sampling for dynamic deliveries to the highest extent. To enable such capability, a platform of Trajectory Modulated Arc Therapy (TMAT) is developed in conjunction with standardized noncollisional dynamic path-set for irradiation of intracranial lesions. Methods: A generalized path-set was constructed through the combination of sagittal arcs (45 degrees from the CAX), axial arcs, and coronal arcs produced through modulation of the dynamic rotation of couch. The standardized path was implemented in a contiguous manner enabling the formation of fully automated sub-trajectories to provide maximal geometrical convergence with minimal number of arcs. Progressive sampling technique is used for direct aperture optimization of the MLCs and the selection of couch positions across the control points. Dosimetry of the resulting plans was assessed relative to clinically delivered plans. Using the TrueBeam Developer Mode, plan deliverability was tested. Results: Treatment planning of TMAT sub-trajectories for central, anterior and posterior tumor sites with volumes ranging from 4.75cc to 107cc demonstrated radically reduced doses to the critical OARs when compared to the clinically treated VMAT. Specifically, percentage reduction in mean dose for critical organs such as brainstem, cochlea, and optic nerve are found to be as low as 74±15%, 50±26% and 74±30% respectively as compared to VMAT. Conformity Index, defined as the ratio of tumor volume (VPTV) and 100% dose volume (V(D100%)), was reduced up to 12% while the Gradient Index, defined as V(D100%)/V(D50%), was concurrently improved by up to 14%. Conclusion: An automated standardized trajectory with dynamically modulated couch-gantry arcs has been developed for intracranial radiotherapy. Through the incorporation of coronal arcs, it is demonstrated that

  3. Influences on my clinical practice and identity. Jungian analysis on the couch-what and where is the truth of it?

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    Schmidt, Martin

    2014-11-01

    The author considers the various influences that have shaped his clinical practice and particular identity as a Jungian analyst. It is hoped that the sharing of these observations will, like a shard of a hologram, reflect aspects of the Jungian community as a whole. The author also attempts to put Jungian analysis 'on the couch' by looking at the current debate in the Journal between traditional and relational psychoanalysis. This is compared to the discourse that philosophy has been struggling with for centuries concerning the nature of truth. © 2014, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  4. Cooperación SurSur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina. Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky

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    Solano-Mercado, Ixhel; Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), México.

    2015-01-01

    Review of the book "Cooperación SurSur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina" by Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky Reseña del libro "Cooperación SurSur: Regionalismos e integración en América Latina" escrito por Bruno Ayllon; Tahina Ojeda; Javier Surasky.

  5. Reseña multilibro: Interpretaciones de la cooperación Sur-Sur: ¿cambios estructurales o dinámicas coyunturales?

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    Ayllón Pino, Bruno

    2016-01-01

    Libros reseñados:Lechini, Gladys y Giaccaglia, Clarisa (eds.). Poderes emergentes y Cooperación Sur-Sur. Perspectivas desde el Sur Global. UNR Editora/PRECSUR, 2016, 250 págs.Soares de Lima, Maria Regina; Milani, Carlos R.S.; Echart Muñoz, Enara (eds.). Cooperación Sur-Sur, política exterior y modelos de desarrollo en América Latina. CLACSO, 2016, 263 págs.Santander, Guillermo Identidades e intereses en la cooperación Sur-Sur. Los casos de Chile, Venezuela y Brasil. Los libros de la Catarata,...

  6. Influence of the Crude Oil Characterization on Mmp Calculation Influence de la caractérisation d'un pétrole brut sur le calcul de la pression minimale de miscibilité

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    Neau E.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the influence of the crude oil characterization on minimum miscibility pressure (MMP calculation. It is shown what kind of compounds may be lumped together in order to calculate the MMP with a good accuracy. In a first step, a selected crude oil is modeled with 37 pure compounds using the characterization procedure developed by Avaullée et al. (1997a in which two parameters of the distillation residue are fitted on the experimental bubble points. In this context, all the experimental data (PVT, swelling test, slim tube test are calculated with a very good accuracy. In a second step, the heavy intermediate, the middle intermediate and the light compounds are successively lumped. The influence of such lumping procedure on the calculated MMP is discussed. Dans cet article, nous étudions l'influence de la modélisation des coupes d'un pétrole brut sur la valeur calculée de la pression minimale de miscibilité (MMP. En particulier, il est expliqué quels types de constituants peuvent être regroupés sous forme d'un pseudo-constituant sans pour autant dégrader la valeur de la MMP. La procédure suivie dans cet article est simple : à partir d'un pétrole brut donné, nous utilisons dans un premier temps une représentation par 37 composants, exploitant l'information analytique standard disponible sur ce fluide. La modélisation des fractions lourdes utilisée est celle développée par Avaullée et al. (1997a , dans laquelle nous avons ajusté deux paramètres du résidu de distillation C(20+ sur les pressions de saturation expérimentales. Sur le fluide étudié, nous mettons en évidence le bon niveau de restitution des grandeurs volumétriques, des données expérimentales de gonflement ainsi que de la MMP mesurée lors d'une expérience de déplacement en tube mince. Dans un deuxième temps, les composés intermédiaires lourds, les intermédiaires moyens et les composants légers font successivement l'objet de

  7. Deposition of thin layers of boron nitrides and hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon assisted by high current direct current arc plasma; Deposition assistee par un plasma a arc a haut courant continu de couches minces de Nitrure de Bore et de Silicium microcristallin hydrogene

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    Franz, D. [Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP), CH-1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)

    1999-09-01

    In the frame of this thesis, a high current direct current arc (HCDCA) used for the industrial deposition of diamond, has been adapted to study the deposition of two types of coatings: a) boron nitride, whose cubic phase is similar to diamond, for tribological applications, b) hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon, for applications in the semiconductor fields (flat panel displays, solar cells,...). For the deposition of these coatings, the substrates were placed in the diffusion region of the arc. The substrate heating is mainly due to atomic species recombining on its surface. The deposition temperature, varying from 300 to 900 {sup o}C according to the films deposited, is determined by the substrate position, the arc power and the injected gas fluxes, without the use of any external heating or cooling system. Measurements performed on the arc plasma show that the electronic temperature is around 2 eV (23'000 K) while the gas temperature is lower than 5500 K. Typical electronic densities are in the range of 10{sup 12}-10{sup 1'}3 cm{sup -3}. For the deposition of boron nitride films, different boron precursors were used and a wide parameter range was investigated. The extreme difficulty of synthesising cubic boron nitride films by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) did not allow to stabilize the cubic phase of boron nitride in HCDCA. Coatings resulted in hexagonal or amorphous boron nitride with a chemical composition close to stoichiometric. The presence of hydrogen leads to the deposition of rough and porous films. Negative biasing of the samples, for positive ion bombardment, is commonly used to stabilize the cubic phase. In HCDCA and in our biasing range, only a densification of the films could be observed. A boron nitride deposition plasma study by infrared absorption spectroscopy in a capacitive radio frequency reactor has demonstrated the usefulness of this diagnostic for the understanding of the various chemical reactions which occur in this kind of plasma. Diborane dissociation, the different reactions and new species created in the gas phase, such as aminoborane, containing boron-nitrogen bonds, reveals a rich chemistry in the plasma phase. A large amount of atomic hydrogen is necessary to deposit hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon coatings. The study of HCDCA regarding the deposition of diamond has shown that this arc efficiently dissociates molecular hydrogen by way of intermediate vibrationally excited states. This efficient dissociation has allowed the fast deposition (up to 0.6 microns per minute) of highly crystalline silicon films, even without any addition of molecular hydrogen, where the atomic hydrogen was created by the molecular dissociation of silane (SiH{sub 4}). The nature of the deposition precursors is highly dependent on the magnetic field used to confine the arc. At low field, the deposition of hydrogenated silicon radicals created in the plasma leads to columnar growth, whereas with an increase of the magnetic field, the film growth is probably dominated by the deposition of crystallites created in the plasma phase, whose size increases with the field. Moreover, a strong dependence of the film morphology on the deposition parameters has been observed, in particular, regarding the substrate temperature, the hydrogen dilution and the magnetic field. This new deposition technique of hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon is promising for industrial applications. (author)

  8. Optimisation des propriétés barrière de matériaux polymères par association avec des composés inorganiques pour des applications biomédicales : influence des approches nanocomposites et dépôts de couches minces siliciées

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    Charifou , Romina

    2013-01-01

    Due to their good handling properties, potential transparency and low cost, polymers are key components for the biomedical industry. However, high barrier properties towards gases or vapors are required for packaging applications in order to retain the quality of the product. To achieve the improvements in barrier properties of polymers, two different ways based on the combination of an inorganic phase with the polymer material were studied. The aim was to establish Structure/Morphology/Prope...

  9. Study of LiNiVO{sub 4} thin films used as anodes in lithium micro-batteries; Etude de couches minces de type LiNiVO{sub 4} utilisables en tant qu'electrode negative dans des microbatteries au lithium

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    Reddy, V.

    2003-03-01

    Since fifteen years, considerable effort has been invested in developing thin film solid state micro-batteries as possible integrated components in microelectronics. The recent technological improvement concerning miniaturized systems opens a large field of applications for the future use of micro-batteries. LiNiVO{sub 4} thin films are promising materials as anodes for lithium micro-batteries. All the thin films have been prepared by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering using a LiNiVO{sub 4} target. The discharge gas was either pure argon or a mixture of argon and oxygen. We have studied the influence of some experimental parameters such as the oxygen partial pressure, the sputtering power, the target-substrate distance, the total pressure and the substrate temperature on the composition, the microstructure and the electrochemical properties. The chemical composition of the thin films has been determined by Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy combined with nuclear reaction analysis. Among all experimental parameters investigated, only the partial pressure of oxygen has a considerable influence on the thin film composition. Auger spectroscopy has revealed a good homogeneity of the thin films. X-ray diffraction shows that the as-deposited thin films are amorphous. The near-stoichiometric composition Li{sub 1.12}NiV{sub 1.02}O{sub 4}.11 has highlighted good electrochemical properties in the potential range [3 V - 0.02 V]. This particular composition displays a high capacity of 1000 mAh/g which is enhanced when the film is annealed at 300 degrees C. (author)

  10. Growth of cerium oxide thin layers for the manufacture of dosemeters and/or irradiation detectors by magnetron RF cathodic sputtering; Croissance de couches minces d'oxyde de cerium pour la realisation de dosimetres et/ou de detecteurs d'irradiation par pulverisation cathodique RF magnetron

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    Ta, M.T.; Briand, D.; Guhel, Y.; Bernard, J.; Boudart, B. [Laboratoire Universitaire des Sciences Appliquees de Cherbourg (LUSAC), 50 - Cherbourg (France)

    2007-07-01

    Oxide thin films deposited on silicon substrate are interesting for the manufacture of dosemeters and detectors of gas, humidity, temperature and irradiation. The irradiation dose measurement is required for assessing the risks and advantages of the use of ionizing radiations in fields such as biology, medicine and more generally in all the civil and military nuclear applications. According to literature, cerium oxide seems to be potentially interesting for the manufacture of dosemeters and/or irradiation detectors. The influence of the deposition parameters, such as the inter-electrodes distance, the temperature, the RF power, the work pressure, on the crystalline quality of the CeO{sub 2} layers deposited on a silicon (111) substrate by magnetron RF cathodic sputtering has been studied. All these thin films have been characterized by X-ray diffraction and by Raman spectroscopy. At the present time, studies are carried out on 'flash' annealing in order to improve the crystalline state of the thin layers. The aim is to study the influence of gamma and neutrons irradiations on the electric properties of capacities made of CeO{sub 2} thin films. (O.M.)

  11. Article sur barrage de Téra

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    Le barrage de Téra est construit sur la rivière le Dargol, l'un des affluents de la rive droite du fleuve Niger, à l'Ouest de la ville de Téra (Figure 1), chef lieu du Département de Téra, l'un des six (6) Départements constituant la région de Tillabéry. La ville de Téra, chef lieu également de la Commune urbaine de Téra,.

  12. Turistas hispanohablantes en Corea del Sur

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    Arroyo Herrera, Javier

    2016-01-01

    Dada la evolución económica que ha experimentado en los últimos años y el aumento de las llegadas de turistas internacionales debido a fenómenos como el Hallyu, Corea del Sur se está convirtiendo en un foco de atención turística que requiere de estudios para conocer mejor su turismo y la importancia que la cultura popular supone para éste. La presente investigación recopila los elementos más destacables del turismo surcoreano y demuestra la influencia que la „ola coreana‟ provoca en sus segui...

  13. Programme mondial de recherche sur l'adaptation aux ...

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    Le Programme mondial de recherche sur l'adaptation aux changements climatiques (maintenant connu sous le nom d'Initiative de recherche concertée sur l'adaptation en Afrique et en Asie, ou IRCAAA) est un nouveau partenariat entre le CRDI et le Department for International Development du Royaume-Uni.

  14. Influence de la recherche sur les politiques (2009) | CRDI - Centre ...

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    évaluation s'appuie sur l'analyse de riches exemples pour bien saisir les avantages et les contraintes liés à l'utilisation de la recherche dans la formulation des politiques. Puisque l'influence (potentielle) de la recherche sur les ...

  15. TRITERPENE COMPOUNDS FROM THE LATEX OF FICUS SUR I ...

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    Two pentacyclic triterpenoids of oleanane and ursene structures have been isolated from the latex of the Ficus sur. The compounds isolated from the latex are naturally acetylated in the 3-position and their structures have been elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic studies. KEY WORDS: Latex, Ficus sur, Moraceae, ...

  16. Regard sur les Lazarets en Terre Canadienne

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    Jean Milot

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Puisant dans les nombreuses références qu’offrent les publications médicales canadiennes du milieu du XIXe siècle à nos jours, l’auteur fait découvrir l’existence de lazarets en terre canadienne, décrit l’impact de la maladie sur les conditions vie des lépreux qui y étaient confinés et en souligne les contrecoups tant sur le plan physique et psychologique que social. Il présente un bref aperçu de la maladie, ses symptômes, ses signes ainsi que ses complications oculaires et rappelle les premiers moyens thérapeutiques à base d’huile de chaulmoogra introduits dans la colonie de Tracadie vers 1901. Il illustre son propos en évoquant la vie dans les lazarets de l’île de Sheldrake (1844–1848 et de Tracadie (1848–1965 au Nouveau-Brunswick, puis dans ceux des îles D’Arcy (1891–1924 et de Bentinck (1924–1957 en Colombie-Britannique.

  17. Étude et conception d'une couche physique UWB-IR pour les réseaux BAN

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    Mebaley Ekome , Stéphane

    2012-01-01

    Absence de résumé en anglais; Les réseaux à l'origine métropolitains, ont connu une tendance à rétrécir pour aujourd'hui se concentrer autour de l'être humain. Avec des équipements de plus en plus miniatures et les utilisateurs désireux de disposer en permanence des services qui leur sont accessibles à domicile, le réseau est envisagé plus petit, plus proche du corps. On assiste alors à l'émergence du réseau corporel, le Body Area Network (BAN), qui est constitué d'éléments situés sur le corp...

  18. Spécification du protocole << CAN like >> pour la couche MAC des réseaux locaux sans fil

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    Nguyen , Xuan Hung; Mouney , Gérard

    2011-01-01

    ÉCOLE D'ÉTÉ TEMPS RÉEL ETR'11; National audience; Les applications temps-réel demandent des garanties en terme de Qualité de Service qu'il est difficile d'obtenir dans les réseaux sans fil. Le protocole MAC (Medium Access Control) qui est responsable de l'ordonnancement des messages de données (venant des applications) a un rôle très important car il résout les problèmes d'accès au medium entre les différents n{\\oe}uds. Un champ de recherche important porte sur la conception de protocoles MAC...

  19. Determination of structure of the MinD-ATP complex reveals the orientation of MinD on the membrane and the relative location of the binding sites for MinE and MinC

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    Wu, Wei; Park, Kyung-Tae; Holyoak, Todd; Lutkenhaus, Joe

    2011-01-01

    Summary The three Min proteins spatially regulate Z ring positioning in E. coli and are dynamically associated with the membrane. MinD binds to vesicles in the presence of ATP and can recruit MinC or MinE. Biochemical and genetic evidence indicate the binding sites for these two proteins on MinD overlap. Here we solved the structure of a hydrolytic-deficient mutant of MinD truncated for the C-terminal amphipathic helix involved in binding to the membrane. The structure solved in the presence of ATP is a dimer and reveals the face of MinD abutting the membrane. Using a combination of random and extensive site-directed mutagenesis additional residues important for MinE and MinC binding were identified. The location of these residues on the MinD structure confirms that the binding sites overlap and reveals that the binding sites are at the dimer interface and exposed to the cytosol. The location of the binding sites at the dimer interface offers a simple explanation for the ATP-dependency of MinC and MinE binding to MinD. PMID:21231967

  20. Occurrence and characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae in food producing animals, minced meat and raw milk

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    Geser Nadine

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The impact of food animals as a possible reservoir for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae, and the dissemination of such strains into the food production chain need to be assessed. In this study 334 fecal samples from pigs, cattle, chicken and sheep were investigated at slaughter. Additionally, 100 raw milk samples, representing bulk tank milk of 100 different dairy farms, 104 minced meat (pork and beef samples and 67 E. coli isolates from cattle E. coli mastitis were analyzed. Results As many as 15.3% of the porcine, 13.7% of the bovine, 8.6% of the sheep and 63.4% of the chicken fecal samples yielded ESBL producers after an enrichment step. In contrast, none of the minced meat, none of the bulk tank milk samples and only one of the mastitis milk samples contained ESBL producing strains. Of the total of 91 isolates, 89 were E. coli, one was Citrobacter youngae and one was Enterobacter cloacae. PCR analysis revealed that 78 isolates (85.7% produced CTX-M group 1 ESBLs while six isolates (6.6% produced CTX-M group 9 enzymes. Five detected ESBLs (5.5% belonged to the SHV group and 2 isolates (2.2% contained a TEM-type enzyme. A total of 27 CTX-M producers were additionally PCR-positive for TEM-beta-lactamase. The ESBL-encoding genes of 53 isolates were sequenced of which 34 produced CTX-M-1, 6 produced CTX-M-14, 5 produced CTX-M-15 and also 5 produced SHV-12. Two isolates produced TEM-52 and one isolate expressed a novel CTX-M group 1 ESBL, CTX-M-117. One isolate--aside from a CTX-M ESBL-- contained an additional novel TEM-type broad-spectrum beta-lactamase, TEM-186. Conclusions The relatively high rates of ESBL producers in food animals and the high genetic diversity among these isolates are worrisome and indicate an established reservoir in farm animals.

  1. Outbreak of uncommon O4 non-agglutinating Salmonella typhimurium linked to minced pork, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, January to April 2013.

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    Alt, Katja; Simon, Sandra; Helmeke, Carina; Kohlstock, Claudia; Prager, Rita; Tietze, Erhard; Rabsch, Wolfgang; Karagiannis, Ioannis; Werber, Dirk; Frank, Christina; Fruth, Angelika

    2015-01-01

    In January 2013, the National Reference Centre for Salmonella (NRC) detected a salmonellosis cluster in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, caused by uncommon O4 non-agglutinating, monophasic Salmonella (S.) Typhimurium DT193. Circulating predominant monophasic S. Typhimurium DT193 clones typically display resistance phenotype ASSuT. We investigated common exposures to control the outbreak, and conducted microbiological investigations to assess the strains' phenotype. We conducted a case-control study defining cases as persons living or working in Saxony-Anhalt diagnosed with the O4 non-agglutinating strain between January and March 2013. We selected two controls contemporarily reported with norovirus infection, frequency-matched on residence and age group, per case. We interviewed regarding food consumption, especially pork and its place of purchase. We calculated odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) using logistic regression. The NRC investigated human and food isolates by PCR, SDS-PAGE, MLST, PFGE, MLVA and susceptibility testing. Altogether, 68 O4 non-agglutinating human isolates were confirmed between January and April 2013. Of those, 61 were assigned to the outbreak (median age 57 years, 44% female); 83% cases ≥ 60 years were hospitalized. Eating raw minced pork from butcheries within 3 days was associated with disease (31 cases, 28 controls; OR adjusted for sex: 3.6; 95% CI: 1.0-13). Phage type DT193 and MLST ST34 were assigned, and isolates' lipopolysaccharide (LPS) matched control strains. Isolates linked to Saxony-Anhalt exhibited PFGE type 5. ASSuT- and ACSSuT phenotype proportions were 34 and 39% respectively; 54% were resistant to chloramphenicol. Three pork isolates matched the outbreak strain. Raw minced pork was the most likely infection vehicle in this first reported outbreak caused by O4 non-agglutinating, mostly chloramphenicol-resistant S. Typhimurium DT193. High hospitalization proportions demand awareness on the risk of consumption

  2. Sexualidad, migraciones y fronteras en contextos de integración sur-sur

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    Martha Cecilia Ruiz

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo se pregunta sobre los procesos de diferenciación, jerarquización e inclusión/exclusión de poblaciones migrantes en contextos migratorios sur-sur, y sobre el rol que juega la sexualidad en estos procesos. Partiendo de un estudio etnográfico sobre las migrantes peruanas y colombianas en el sector del comercio sexual de Ecuador, se analiza la manera en que la sexualidad se convierte en un sitio privilegiado para re-imaginar las diferencias y jerarquías nacionales en un mundo globalizado e integrado regionalmente, y se explica cómo los regímenes de control sobre las migraciones y la sexualidad femenina se articulan entre sí para restablecer el orden idealizado de la nación.

  3. Étoile-sur-Rhône

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    Lurol, Jean-Marc

    2015-01-01

    Lien Atlas (MCC) :http://atlas.patrimoines.culture.fr/atlas/trunk/index.php?ap_theme=DOM_2.01.02&ap_bbox=4.800;44.801;4.950;44.870 Le diagnostic archéologique réalisé aux lieux-dits les Néris, la Lauze et les Grands Robins, le long de la route départementale 215, a été déclenché par le projet de construction de serres maraîchères (recouvertes de panneaux photovoltaïques) sur les parcelles YE 132 à 179. L’emprise de ce diagnostic, divisée en trois zones distinctes (zones A, B, C), couvre une s...

  4. Influence du soleil sur le climat

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    Bard, Édouard

    2013-01-01

    Variations du forçage radiatif solaire Il a fallu attendre la fin des années 70 pour obtenir les premières données précises sur l’irradiance solaire mesurée à partir des satellites. La « constante solaire », introduite par le physicien français Claude Pouillet en 1838, fluctue à court terme et son cycle de 11 ans se caractérise par une variation de l’irradiance totale d’environ 0,1 %. Paradoxalement, l’éclairement augmente avec le nombre de taches solaires : les taches assombrissent le Soleil...

  5. CALCUL DU SPECTRE DE REFLEXION DU MULTICOUCHE Ni/C DANS LE DOMAINE DES RAYONS X

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    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Le pouvoir réflecteur d’un dioptre quelconque dans le domaine des rayons X est trop faible, mais il est toujours possible de choisir des systèmes pouvant présenter un pic de réflexion d’intensité importante autour d’une incidence caractéristique du matériau. Ce dernier est un multicouche, composé de deux couches déposées en sandwich.                 Nous avons élaboré un programme qui permet de calculer la réflexion d’un tel matériau en suivant la méthode d’Abelès dans laquelle une couche mince est représentée par une matrice carrée contenant toutes les informations nécessaires pour le calcul de la réflexion. Ce programme tient compte aussi des rugosités aux interfaces du multicouche, vue leur importante influence sur l’intensité du pic apparaissant sur le spectre de réflexion.                 L’application du programme au multicouche Ni/C a montré  l’existence d’un pic centré autour de 31.32°. Son intensité est sensible au nombre de périodes dans le multicouche, aux épaisseurs des couches minces de Ni et de C et à la taille des rugosités des interfaces Ni/C et C/Ni.

  6. SU-F-BRE-10: Methods to Simulate and Measure the Attenuation for Modeling a Couch Top with Rails for FFF Treatment Delivery On the Varian Edge Linac

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    Gulam, M; Gardner, S; Zhao, B; Snyder, K; Song, K; Li, H; Gordon, J; Wen, N; Chetty, I; Kearns, W

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To measure attenuation for modelling of the KVue Couchtop for 6X and 10X FFF SRS/SBRT treatment Methods: Treatment planning simulation studies were done using 6X FFF beams to estimate the dosimetric impact of KVue couchtops (including the Q-Fix IGRT [carbon fiber] and Calypso [nonconductive Kevlar material]) with a structure model obtained from a research workstation (Eclipse, advanced planning interface (API) v13). Prior to installation on the Varian Edge linac, the couchtop along with (Kevlar) rails were CT scanned with the rails at various positions. An additional scan with the couchtop 15cm above the CT table top was obtained with 20cm solid water to facilitate precised/indexed data acquisition. Measurements for attenuation were obtained for field sizes of 2, 4 and 10 cm 2 at 42 gantry angles including 6 pairs of opposing fields and other angles for oblique delivery where the beams traversed the couchtop and or rails. The delivery was fully automated with xml scripts running in developer mode. The results were then used to determine an accurate structure model for AAA (Eclipse v11) planning of IMRT and RapidArc delivery. Results: The planning simulation relative dose attenuation for oblique entry was not significantly different than the Exact IGRT or BrainLab iBeam couch except that the rails added 6% additional attenuation. The relative attenuation measurements for PA, PA (rails: inner position), oblique, oblique (rails: outer position), oblique (rails: inner position) were: −2.0%, −2.5%, −15.6%, −2.5%, −5.0% for 6X FFF and −1.4%, −1.5%, −12.2%, − 2.5%, −5.0% for 10X FFF with slight decrease in attenuation versus field size. A Couch structure model (with HU values) was developed. Calculation compared to measurement showed good agreement except for oblique (rails: outer position) where differences approached a magnitude of 6%. Conclusion: A model of the couch structures has been developed accounting for attenuation for FFF beams

  7. SU-F-BRE-10: Methods to Simulate and Measure the Attenuation for Modeling a Couch Top with Rails for FFF Treatment Delivery On the Varian Edge Linac

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    Gulam, M; Gardner, S; Zhao, B; Snyder, K; Song, K; Li, H; Gordon, J; Wen, N; Chetty, I [Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI (United States); Kearns, W [Varian Medical Systems, Clemmons, NC (United States)

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To measure attenuation for modelling of the KVue Couchtop for 6X and 10X FFF SRS/SBRT treatment Methods: Treatment planning simulation studies were done using 6X FFF beams to estimate the dosimetric impact of KVue couchtops (including the Q-Fix IGRT [carbon fiber] and Calypso [nonconductive Kevlar material]) with a structure model obtained from a research workstation (Eclipse, advanced planning interface (API) v13). Prior to installation on the Varian Edge linac, the couchtop along with (Kevlar) rails were CT scanned with the rails at various positions. An additional scan with the couchtop 15cm above the CT table top was obtained with 20cm solid water to facilitate precised/indexed data acquisition. Measurements for attenuation were obtained for field sizes of 2, 4 and 10 cm{sup 2} at 42 gantry angles including 6 pairs of opposing fields and other angles for oblique delivery where the beams traversed the couchtop and or rails. The delivery was fully automated with xml scripts running in developer mode. The results were then used to determine an accurate structure model for AAA (Eclipse v11) planning of IMRT and RapidArc delivery. Results: The planning simulation relative dose attenuation for oblique entry was not significantly different than the Exact IGRT or BrainLab iBeam couch except that the rails added 6% additional attenuation. The relative attenuation measurements for PA, PA (rails: inner position), oblique, oblique (rails: outer position), oblique (rails: inner position) were: −2.0%, −2.5%, −15.6%, −2.5%, −5.0% for 6X FFF and −1.4%, −1.5%, −12.2%, − 2.5%, −5.0% for 10X FFF with slight decrease in attenuation versus field size. A Couch structure model (with HU values) was developed. Calculation compared to measurement showed good agreement except for oblique (rails: outer position) where differences approached a magnitude of 6%. Conclusion: A model of the couch structures has been developed accounting for attenuation for FFF

  8. Note sur la présence de lames aménagées par technique de Kostienki dans les couches gravettiennes du Blot (Cerzat,Haute-Loire).

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    2000-01-01

    International audience; The unprecedented presence of Kostienki-technique prepared blades (also called Kostienki knives) in the Gravettian layers at Le Blot leads to a new analysis of these artefacts. Thorough technological study has pointed to the possible role of these items as cores, in association with or complementary to burin-forms, in particular context of backed-bladelet production. Le Blot is the second French site yielding such artefacts, the other being Corbiac (Dordogne). The aim ...

  9. Mechanisms of oxide layer formation and destruction on a chromia former nickel base alloy in HTR environment; Mecanismes de formation et de destruction de la couche d'oxyde sur un alliage chrominoformeur en milieu HTR

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    Rouillard, F

    2007-10-15

    Haynes 230 alloy which contains 22 wt.% chromium could be a promising candidate material for structures and heat exchangers (maximum operating temperature: 850-950 C) in Very High Temperature Reactors (VHTR). The feasibility demonstration involves to valid its corrosion resistance in the reactor specific environment namely impure helium. The alloys surface reactivity was investigated at temperatures between 850 and 1000 C. We especially focused on the influence of different parameters such as concentrations of impurities in the gas phase (carbon monoxide and methane, water vapour/hydrogen ratio), alloy composition (activities of Cr and C, alloying element contents) and temperature. Two main behaviours have been revealed: the formation of a Cr/Mn rich oxide layer at 900 C and its following reduction at higher temperatures. At 900 C, the water vapour is the main oxidizing gas. However in the initial times, the carbon monoxide reacts at the metal/oxide interface which involves a gaseous transport through the scale; CO mainly oxidizes the minor alloying elements aluminium and silicon. Above a critical temperature TA, the carbon in solution in the alloy reduces chromia. To ascribe the scale destruction, a model is proposed based on thermodynamic interfacial data for the alloy, oxide layer morphology and carbon monoxide partial pressure in helium; the model is then validated regarding experimental results and observations. (author)

  10. Analyses structurales par diffusion des rayons X de couches epitaxiées de GaP sur silicium pour des applications en photonique intégrée

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    Wang, Yanping

    2016-01-01

    This thesis deals with the development of structural analysis methods of the GaP thin layers heterogeneously grown on the Si substrate by Molecular Beam Epixay (MBE), based on X-ray diffraction (XRD) analyses, combined with complementary techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM), atomic force microscopy techniques (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscope (STM). The main work is centered on the quantitative characterization of crystalline defect such as micro-twins and the anti-...

  11. Effets de la radiolyse de l'air humide et de l'eau sur la corrosion de la couche d'oxyde du Zircaloy-4 oxydé

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    2009-01-01

    Pas de résumé donné.; Les Colis Standards de Déchets Compactés (CSD-C) sont des déchets issus du retraitement des assemblages de combustibles nucléaires. Ils sont en partie constitués des gaines oxydées de Zircaloy-4. Ces pièces métalliques sont cisaillées avant d'être placées dans un étui en acier et compactées sous forme de galettes. Ces galettes contiennent des traces de produits d'activation, de produits de fission et d'actinides présents à la surface du Zircaloy-4 oxydé. Dans l'hypothèse...

  12. Oxide growth during short term oxidation of stainless steels at high temperatures; Sur la croissance de la couche d'oxydes au cours de l'oxydation de courte duree des aciers inoxydables a haute temperature

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    Galerie, A.; Combarmond, L.; Tran, M.; Wouters, Y. [Institut National Polytechnique, SIMaP, 38 - Grenoble (France); Gonzales, S. [ArcelorMittal Stainless Europe, Centre de Recherche, 62 - Isbergues (France)

    2008-07-01

    The stainless steels AISI 304, 316L, 430 and 441 were studied during high temperature exposures for short times ({<=} 2 min) corresponding to the final furnace annealing of the production lines. The temperature of the laboratory furnace was similar to that fixed in the industrial furnace for achieving complete recrystallization of the steels: 900 deg C for AISI 430, 1 060 deg C for AISI 441, 1120 deg C for both 304 and 316 austenitic grades. The flowing atmosphere exactly simulated that of the combustion of methane with air/fuel ratio of 12: 73% N{sub 2}, 16% H{sub 2}O, 8% CO{sub 2}, 3% O{sub 2}. Oxidation kinetics was followed by oxide scale thickness determination using Glow Discharge Optical Spectroscopy and also by mass change measurements. Scale growth was shown to be linear, with a rate depending on oxidation temperature, much less on the composition of the steels. Oxygen transfer at the gas-oxide interface was therefore rate-limiting. Influence of cold rolling reduction rate was of minor importance, indicating no kinetic limitation of the chromium supply from the alloy substrates. Comparative mass changes evidenced oxide vaporization at the early beginning of the process, slowing down for increasing oxidation time. Measured vaporization rates were compared with calculations using the Knudsen model and a good agreement was found with pure chromia vaporization. For long oxidation times, manganese spinel (Mn,Cr){sub 3}O{sub 4} was shown by GDOS to cover the initial chromia and vaporization rates were reduced, approaching those measured on stainless steels in the literature. (authors)

  13. Improvement in the storability and microbiological safety of minced meat products under refrigerated storage by a combination of irradiation and microbe-inhibiting physico-chemical factors

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    Banati, D.; Farkas, J.; Andrassy, E.

    1992-01-01

    The storability of minced pork refrigerated at +2 C/degrees/ was examined after the following treatments: 1. vacuum packaging, 2. reduction of meat pH from 6 to 5.4 using ascorbic acid and acidic sodium pyrophosphate, and 3. combination of the latter treatment with gamma irradiation at a dose of 1 kGy. Low pH was sufficient in itself to improve storability by 2-6 days. Irradiation alone or combined with vacuum packaging prolonged storability by 4-9 days. A reduction in pH combined with irradiation did not give any further improvement in storability, storage for more than 3 weeks led to non-microbiological changes. The normal storage life of vacuum-packed beef sausages (consisting of beef, cereals, spices) is 12 days at 0-+2 C/degrees/, which could be increased to 30 days by irradiation (2 kGy or by reducing the water activity to 0.945 with glycerine

  14. Evaluation of freshness decay of minced beef stored in high-oxygen modified atmosphere packaged at different temperatures using NIR and MIR spectroscopy.

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    Sinelli, Nicoletta; Limbo, Sara; Torri, Luisa; Di Egidio, Valentina; Casiraghi, Ernestina

    2010-11-01

    Meat freshness has been monitored by various microbiological, chemical and sensorial indices. However, these methods are slow and not suited to automation. Infrared spectroscopy is one of the most convenient analytical tools which could be used to monitor the evolution of food quality. The aim of this work was to investigate the ability of both NIR (Near Infrared) and MIR (Mid Infrared) spectroscopy to follow meat freshness decay. The minced beef was packaged in high-oxygen modified atmosphere (30% CO2 and 70% O2) and stored at three temperatures. Spectra were collected by Fourier-Transformation (FT)-NIR and FT-IR instruments. PCA, applied to the data, was able to discriminate samples on the basis of storage time and temperature. The modelling of PC scores versus time allowed the setting of the time of initial freshness decay for the samples (6-7 days at 4.3°C, 2-3 days at 8.1°C and less than 1 day at 15.5°C). Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. The dynamics of the HS/SPME-GC/MS as a tool to assess the spoilage of minced beef stored under different packaging and temperature conditions.

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    Argyri, Anthoula A; Mallouchos, Athanasios; Panagou, Efstathios Z; Nychas, George-John E

    2015-01-16

    The aim of the current study was to assess meat spoilage through the evolution of volatile compounds using chemometrics. Microbiological and sensory assessment, pH measurement and headspace solid phase microextraction gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (headspace SPME-GC/MS) analysis were carried out in minced beef stored aerobically and under modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) at 0, 5, 10, and 15 °C. It was shown that the HS/SPME-GC/MS analysis provided useful information about a great number of volatile metabolic compounds detected during meat storage. Many of the identified and semi-quantified compounds were correlated with the sensory scores through the use of chemometrics, depicting possible spoilage indicators such as 2-pentanone, 2-nonanone, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, ethyl hexanoate, ethyl propanoate, ethyl lactate, ethyl acetate, ethanol, 2-heptanone, 3-octanone, diacetyl, and acetoin. Finally, the applied GC/MS global models were able to estimate the microbial counts of the different microorganisms and the sensory scores of a meat sample regardless of storage conditions (i.e. packaging and temperature). Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  16. Maintien de la couverture de surface dans les réseaux de capteurs avec une couche physique non idéale

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    Gallais , Antoine; Ingelrest , Francois; Carle , Jean; Simplot-Ryl , David

    2006-01-01

    Nous considérons le problème de la couverture de surface dans les réseaux de capteurs lorsqu'une couche physique non idéale est utilisée, la plupart des travaux récents dans ce domaine ayant été effectués dans un environnement idéal. Dans cette étude, nous montrons qu'un protocole prévu pour un tel environnement ne peut que difficilement fonctionner en l'état dans un milieu plus réaliste. Dans ce but, nous analysons avec le modèle du masquage lognormal un protocole localisé répandu dans la li...

  17. Influence des herbicides sur les principaux paramètres ...

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    Influence des herbicides sur les principaux paramètres physiologiques de la productivité et les composantes essentielles de rendement des blés tendres ( Triticum aestivum L .) et durs ( Triticum durum Desf.)

  18. Dialogue entre experts sur les accords commerciaux, la ...

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    Dialogue entre experts sur les accords commerciaux, la concurrence et le développement ... Par ailleurs, de nombreux pays en développement se rendent compte que les entreprises de leur pays qui sont ouvertes sur l'extérieur sont souvent étrangères ou font de l'importation ... C'est justement ce que préconise ce projet.

  19. Taxes sur les cigarettes en Tanzanie | IDRC - International ...

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    Taxes sur les cigarettes en Tanzanie. De 2002 à 2007, le tabagisme a connu une hausse de 20 % en Tanzanie, une augmentation qui devrait atteindre 46 % en 2016 si la tendance se maintient. On s'attend à ce que cette hausse du tabagisme ait d'importantes répercussions sur la santé publique et le développement ...

  20. La croissance demographique et son impact sur le developpement ...

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    ... donc à la théorie de Jean-Pierre Pages (1993), il s'agit de cerner, la perception des acteurs (les populations, les responsables politico administratifs,) sur les injonctions de la croissance démographique sur le développement à travers leurs différents discours. L'analyse des opinions liées à leurs représentations sociales, ...

  1. Aperçu sur l'adaptation

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    ont aussi échangé sur la perception qu'ils ont du niveau d'efficacité des stratégies d'adaptation mises en œuvre jusqu'ici et sur les besoins en renforcement en vue de réduire leur vulnérabilité. Les résultats de cet exercice ont montré de fortes similitudes dans les manifestations du changement climatique et leurs effets.

  2. Des pratiques culturales influent sur les attaques de deux ravageurs ...

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    La culture de tomate est attaquée par plusieurs ravageurs dont Helicoverpa armigera et Tuta absoluta. Dans le but d'évaluer l'effet des pratiques culturales de la tomate sur ces principaux ravageurs dans les Niayes (Sénégal), un échantillonnage de 98 parcelles est effectué, sur quatre cycles de culture en saison sèche, de ...

  3. Rapport annuel au Parlement Loi sur la protection des ...

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    Larocque, Samia

    1 juil. 1983 ... gestion des relations clés du CRDI de manière à positionner le Centre de façon ... chef de la direction financière et responsable de la gestion des affaires .... Aucun document n'existe. Total. Rapport statistique sur la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels. Nom de l'institution: Centre de ...

  4. Une nouvelle ouverture sur le monde pour les femmes | CRDI ...

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    'appellent ailleurs dans le dédale d'étals et d'allées serrés. En plus de son travail sur le marché, Jertrudes est également secrétaire de l'association des femmes qui vendent sur ce marché. Le groupe est un endroit où elles ...

  5. Effet De La Complementation Avec Des Blocs Multinutritionnels Sur ...

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    Dans le but d'évaluer l'effet des blocs multinutritionnels sur l'utilisation fourrages pauvres (paille de sorgho (PS) et foin de Pennisetum pedicellatum, Trin.(Pp)), une étude de dégradation « in sacco » a été conduite sur des béliers munis de canules de rumen. Quatre traitements expérimentaux : T1, PS + bloc sans ...

  6. Analyse technico–économique des Aliments densifies sur les ...

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    Une étude portant sur l'influence des aliments densifiés sur la performance de croissance des boucs roux de Maradi a été conduite entre juillet 2016 à septembre 2016. Quarante deux (42) boucs ont été répartis au hasard en six lots de sept individus. Chaque lot correspond à un aliment ou traitement préparé à partir des.

  7. Gestion des agroecosystemes sur le mont agou en zone forestiere ...

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    Dans le but d'une meilleure mise en valeur de l'espace, plusieurs espèces végétales sont cultivées en association essentiellement avec Persea americana. L'approche méthodologique est basée sur des inventaires floristiques et écologiques sur 45 placettes de 25 m x 25 m dans les agrosystèmes. Une diversité de 85 ...

  8. Le lancement canadien du Rapport sur les politiques alimentaires ...

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    il y a 3 jours ... Cet événement sera filmé, puis accessible en ligne sur la chaîne YouTube du CRDI. Le Rapport sur les politiques alimentaires mondiales 2018 passe en revue les principaux faits nouveaux et événements en matière de politiques alimentaires survenus au cours de l'année. D'éminents chercheurs ...

  9. Le Projet d’Ole Lando sur les Contrats

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    Holle, Marie-Louise

    2017-01-01

    En 2016 le projet de recherche le plus important jusqu’à présent sur le droit nordique des contrats a pris fin et un livre, de presque 400 pages, en a marqué l’aboutissement. Le résultat du projet est un « restatement » tel qu’il existe aux États-Unis. Le Restatement porte sur les règles et les...

  10. Quelques commentaires sur les personnages de fiction

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    Umberto Eco

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available L’auteur met en place des observations et développe des analyses sur le statut des personnages de fiction, mettant à contribution les ressources de l’histoire, de la littérature, de la sémiotique, de la logique et de la narratologie. De quelle vie particulière vivent les personnages de roman, qui fait que nous sommes capables de les tenir pour plus réels que des personnages réels, et que nous sommes enclins à éprouver les sentiments qu’ils éprouvent, même si nous savons qu’ils n’existent pas ? Comment ces personnages de fiction existent-ils, selon quelle « partition » leur existence se développe-t-elle au point d’interférer avec la nôtre ? L’interrogation porte sur la nature de ce flux émotionnel qui s’écoule du lecteur vers les personnages de fiction et les investit de valeur, sur ce qui se projette de la vie vers le roman, entraînant avec lui le lecteur qui se trouve de la sorte impliqué malgré lui dans l’histoire, et se trouve pris dans le mécanisme de l’identification et de la vie fictive.Some commentaries about fiction charactersPutting into form a number of observations and developing an analysis on the status of fiction characters, the author draws on resources coming from history, literature, semiotic, logic et narration. What is that particular life lived by fiction characters that enable us to consider them as being more real than real characters, and to experience the feelings that they experience, even though we know that they do not exist? How do these characters exist? In other words, according to what “script” does their existence develop to the point of interfering with ours? The questioning centres on the nature of the emotional flux which flows from the reader towards the fictional characters thus giving them value, and on what it is which is projected from real life towards the novel and which is capable of sweeping up the reader who, without having particularly intended to do

  11. Réflexions sur la science contemporaine

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    Darriulat, Pierre

    2007-01-01

    L'auteur y brosse à grands traits un tableau de la science contemporaine : réductionnisme, déterminisme, abstraction, méthodes, mécanismes de validation et interactions entre observation et théorie... ainsi qu'un portrait de ses artisans et une critique des stéréotypes les plus courants (philistin, iconoclaste, apprenti sorcier...) L'accent est mis sur le fait que la science, dont une des missions consiste à dénoncer les illusions du sens commun, ne poursuit pas une quête de vérité absolue mais se contente aujourd'hui d'une vérité simplement meilleure que celle d'hier. La circularité de la science lui interdit de répondre à des questions essentielles comme «Pourquoi ce monde plutôt que rien ?» Pour tenter d'y répondre, le physicien Pierre Darriulat entreprend, avec candeur et bienveillance, un voyage chez les philosophes. Comment la métaphysique s'évade-t-elle du cercle ? Quelle connaissance autre que scientifique nous propose-t-elle ? La circularité condamnant la science au silence...

  12. silicium amorphe h

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    Laboratoire de Physique Appliquée, Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Abidjan,. 22BP 1561 Abidjan 22 (Côte d'Ivoire) ... La technique Hg-photo-CVD, reconnue pour son usage dans l'élaboration en couches minces de matériaux ... (a-Si:H) en couches minces (Pyrolyse CVD, Sputtering, Plasma, photo-CVD, …), les techniques ...

  13. Author Details

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    Jamon, D. Vol 11, No 1 (2015) - Articles Etude des propriétés magnéto-optiques des couches minces à base de ferrite de cobalt obtenues par voie sol-gel. Abstract PDF · Vol 11, No 3 (2015) - Articles Effet magnéto-optique et optique des couches minces à base de ferrite de cobalt. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 1813-548X.

  14. MinD directly interacting with FtsZ at the H10 helix suggests a model for robust activation of MinC to destabilize FtsZ polymers.

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    Taviti, Ashoka Chary; Beuria, Tushar Kant

    2017-09-07

    Cell division in bacteria is a highly controlled and regulated process. FtsZ, a bacterial cytoskeletal protein, forms a ring-like structure known as the Z-ring and recruits more than a dozen other cell division proteins. The Min system oscillates between the poles and inhibits the Z-ring formation at the poles by perturbing FtsZ assembly. This leads to an increase in the FtsZ concentration at the mid-cell and helps in Z-ring positioning. MinC, the effector protein, interferes with Z-ring formation through two different mechanisms mediated by its two domains with the help of MinD. However, the mechanism by which MinD triggers MinC activity is not yet known. We showed that MinD directly interacts with FtsZ with an affinity stronger than the reported MinC-FtsZ interaction. We determined the MinD-binding site of FtsZ using computational, mutational and biochemical analyses. Our study showed that MinD binds to the H10 helix of FtsZ. Single-point mutations at the charged residues in the H10 helix resulted in a decrease in the FtsZ affinity towards MinD. Based on our findings, we propose a novel model for MinCD-FtsZ interaction, where MinD through its direct interaction with FtsZ would trigger MinC activity to inhibit FtsZ functions. © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Portland Press Limited on behalf of the Biochemical Society.

  15. Socio-Economic Desirability of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges’ Extension Campus in Balatan, Camarines Sur, Philippines

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    Seth B. Barandon

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available –A government project to be worthy of financing should be geared towards generating not only income but also social and economic benefits to various stakeholders.This descriptive-survey assessed the socio-economic feasibility of the establishment of an extension campus of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges in Balatan, Camarines Sur. It determined the socio-economic characteristics of the respondents and their perceived benefits for the residents of Balatan, business sector, local government unit, and the prospective enrolees in Balatan. Convenience sampling was used for the 106 respondents chosen randomly. Data were gathered thru interview using 3-item guide. Follow-up questions were posed to elicit information that will support prior answers. Data were organized and quantified using percentage. Results revealed that the perceived benefits are opportunity for employment within Balatan, prospect to establish new business, and increase in tax collection. Additionally, other benefits identified are the increase in literacy rate, development of tourism industry, and opportunity for infrastructure development. The proposed project will significantly contribute to the social and economic development of Balatan

  16. Recipe and technology development for minced canned products of special purpose based on the underutilized north region fishery object (thorny skate

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    Raibulov S. P.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the results of justifying the use of thorny skate in the technology of minced meat canned products of special purpose. The key criterion determined the specialized purpose of canned food is the high content of physiologically functional food ingredient of chondroitin sulfate in the cartilage of thorny skate wings. The high content of chondroitin sulfate in raw materials ensures that the content of the physiologically functional ingredient in the finished canned food will be at the level from 220 to 250 mg per 100 g of product. The method of IR blanching is presented for removing urea from the thorny skate muscle tissue. To confirm the efficiency of the developed method of urea removal, it has been proposed to use a modified photocolorimetric method for determination of mass fractions of urea in feed flour according to the governmental standard GOST R 50032–92 "Feed flour made of fish, marine mammals, crustaceans and invertebrates. Methods of determining the mass fraction of urea and calculation of the crude protein with a given mass fraction of carbamide". With the help of this technique, the efficiency of urea removal from the thorny skate tissue by the proposed method has been determined. The residual urea content in the meat of thorny skate after IR blanching is 0.76 %, which is two times lesser than border value of sensitivity of the person (approximated as 1.2 %. The paper presents the materials of experimental substantiation of optimum formulation of new canned meat based on the method of fuzzy modeling. The ratio of the main components of the meatballs recipe (thorny skate and Atlantic cod close to the optimum is 48 % by weight of meat for each component separately.

  17. Wave Propagation in the Effective Model of Alternating Porous and Impermeable Solid Layers Propagation des ondes dans un modèle effectif constitué de couches solides alternativement poreuses et imperméables

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    Molotkov L.

    2006-12-01

    ées. Ils ont été récemment remis à jour pour la description des roches fracturées (Hsu et Schoenberg, 1993. Dans ce cas, il s'agit de modèles stratifiés élastiques à fractures. Toutefois, les roches-réservoirs sont poreuses et perméables. La porosité et la perméabilité sont prises en compte dans le modèle bien connu de Biot. Les séquences poreuses finement stratifiées ont certaines propriétés distinctes qui font l'objet de recherches actuelles (Schoenberg, 1996. Il est donc devenu important de remettre à jour les concepts développés sur les milieux poreux. Bakulin et Molotkov (1998, 1997 ont effectué la première étape en généralisant aux milieux poroélastiques la technique d'homogénéisation de Backus. Nous nous concentrons ici sur un cas particulier où il n'y a qu'une direction préférentielle de l'écoulement du fluide dans les roches poreuses. Ceci peut être provoqué par la présence de barrières imperméables ou de formes lenticulaires, qui sont modélisées comme un ensemble de couches solides croisant des milieux poreux. Un tel modèle correspond à des roches fortement anisotropes vis-à-vis des propriétés hydrauliques, et présente une très forte anisotropie de structure de son espace poreux.

  18. Competition entre les phases ferromagnetique metallique et ordre de charges a l'interface de manganites a magnetoresistance colossale

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    Laverdiere, Jonathan

    Dans la these qui suit, l'interaction entre deux manganites a magnetoresistance colossale domines par des phases antagonistes est etudiee a l'interface de bicouches. Un manganite isolant anti-ferromagnetique presentant une phase d'ordre de charges a basse temperature et un manganite metallique domine par les interactions ferromagnetiques. L'objectif est de verifier si l'interaction entre ces deux manganites est susceptible de soit 1) affaiblir la stabilite de l'ordre de charges ou soit 2) de rendre la phase metallique plus resistive afin d'ameliorer les proprietes de magnetoresistance colossale. Deux series de bicouches ont ete preparees par depot par ablation laser pulse et analysees avec une combinaison de plusieurs methodes experimentales telles que la mesure de resistance electrique, la spectroscopie Raman, la mesure d'aimantation et la diffraction des rayons X. Dans la premiere serie de bicouches, la configuration utilisee consiste en une couche tampon ferromagnetique sur laquelle une couche de manganite a ordre de charges est deposee. Il s'est avere que la phase d'ordre de charges n'est pas destabilisee par la phase ferromagnetique metallique dans une couche d'ordre de charges aussi mince que 10 nm. Les mesures de resistance montrent que la phase isolante demeure difficile a rendre metallique sous l'application d'un champ magnetique. La spectroscopie Raman montre egar lement une phase d'ordre de charges tres stable et suggere que les contraintes mecaniques appliquees par la couche tampon sont responsables de cette stabilite, malgre la presence de la phase ferromagnetique a proximite. Dans la deuxieme serie de bicouches, la configuration utilisee consiste en une couche tampon presentant de l'ordre de charges sur laquelle une couche ferromagnetique metallique est deposee. La diminution de l'epaisseur de la couche ferromagnetique metallique se repercute sur une diminution de la temperature de Curie et de la transition metal-isolant. Entre 4 et 5 nm, la

  19. Sur les Ecrits de Jean Carbonnier (1908-2003

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    Full Text Available Cette centaine de textes divers, présentés et commentés par une équipe de juristes, d’historiens, de sociologues ou d’anthropologues, donne une très vivante vision de la personnalité et des activités d’un penseur qui joua un rôle important dans l’enseignement et l’ évolution de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle.Tout est dit dans cet ouvrage sur l’exceptionnelle érudition de Jean Carbonnier en maints domaines, sur l’élégance et la finesse de sa langue, sur la clarté de son expression. Cette clar...

  20. Antioxidant and antibacterial effects of Lavandula and Mentha essential oils in minced beef inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 and S. aureus during storage at abuse refrigeration temperature.

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    Djenane, Djamel; Aïder, Mohammed; Yangüela, Javier; Idir, Lamia; Gómez, Diego; Roncalés, Pedro

    2012-12-01

    The essential oils (EOs) of Lavandula angustifolia L. and Mentha piperita L. were analyzed by gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The major constituents were linalool (22.35%), linalyl acetate (21.80%), trans-ocimene (6.16%) and 4-terpineol (5.19%) for L. angustifolia and menthol (33.28%), menthone (22.03%), and menthyl acetate (6.40%) for M. piperita. In vitro antibacterial activity of both EOs against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus CECT 4459 showed high inhibition against S. aureus. The lowest minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) were obtained with L. angustifolia (0.25 μL/mL) against S. aureus; M. piperita exhibited a MIC of 0.50 μL/mL against both microorganisms. Both EOs caused a significant decrease of bacterial growth in minced beef (p<0.05) stored at 9±1 °C. Minced beef treated with EOs showed the lowest TBARS values (lipid oxidation). Moreover, the results showed that the addition of EOs significantly extended fresh meat odor even at abuse temperature. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Influence de l'infestation palustre sur le profil calcique chez la ...

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    Les femmes enceintes des régions d'endémie palustre vivent fréquemment un cycle où les infections répétées aboutissent à des conséquences désastreuses qui ... Le test de grossesse (par immuno-chromatographie), le diagnostic du paludisme (goutte épaisse et frottis mince) et la détermination de la calcémie (par la ...

  2. La fachada sur en clima mediterráneo

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    Soro Espín, Mikel

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    Esta tesina investiga la fachada Sur del clima mediterráneo y los elementos constructivos flexibles que hacen que esta fachada tenga un correcto funcionamiento térmico durante los diferentes periodos climáticos del año. Concretamente, la tesina ha centrado la investigación en la fachada Sur de edificios residenciales plurifamiliares del clima Mediterráneo. Se ha definido la función térmica de la fachada, sus requerimientos térmicos en diferentes periodos del clima Mediterráneo ...

  3. Influence des systemes agraires sur la dynamique de regeneration ...

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    De même, dans les champs, ce nombre a été de 373 jeunes plants à Tengrela et de 45 à Korhogo, sur la même zone échantillonnée. Le nombre de jeunes karités a varié aussi, selon la formation végétale. En effet, sur l'ensemble des deux zones échantillonnées, le nombre de jeunes karités a été de 1596 plants dans les ...

  4. Rapport annuel au Parlement Loi sur la protection des ...

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    1 juil. 1983 ... TBS/SCT 350-63 (Rév. 2011/03). 31/03/2014. 01/04/2013. Période visée par le rapport : Reçues pendant la période visée par le rapport. Total. En suspens à la fin de la période de rapport précédente. Rapport statistique sur la Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels. Nom de l'institution :.

  5. Plateforme de recherche sur la protection sociale, l'inclusion ...

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    Plateforme de recherche sur la protection sociale, l'inclusion financière et les TIC financée par plusieurs bailleurs de fonds. Le fait de ne pas avoir d'économies ... Un numéro spécial de la revue met en lumière les conclusions d'une étude financée par le CRDI sur le travail rémunéré des femmes. Policy in Focus publie un ...

  6. Hacia una Psicología Social Comunitaria del Sur

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    Este artículo tiene como objetivo proponer algunos caminos hacia un ámbito que hemos llamado simbólicamente una “Psicología Social Comunitaria del Sur”, es decir una disciplina que deje atrás los planteamientos venidos desde los países desarrollados, dado que alojan principalmente una mirada eurocéntrica. La referencia del Sur, es una propuesta metafórica, que no tiene un asidero geográfico, sino que apela a un otro, los del Sur, que significan la relación entre países de una manera diferente...

  7. Commission des Nations Unies sur les produits indispensables aux ...

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    Étude des soins de santé primaires dispensés dans les pays du cône Sud. Les pays membres du Réseau de recherche sur les systèmes et services de santé dans les pays du cône Sud (Red de Investigación en Sistemas y Servicios de Salud en el Cono Sur) ont des systèmes de... Voir davantageÉtude des soins de santé ...

  8. Proprietes des melanges de poudres d'aciers inoxydables 316L/h-BN et 409L/h-BN frittes sous differentes atmospheres (hydrogen-nitrogen)

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    L'influence de la composition d'atmospheres de frittage "hydrogene---azote" sur les proprietes de specimens produits par metallurgie des poudres a partir de melanges de poudres d'aciers inoxydables 316L et 409L et de poudre de nitrure de bore hexagonal (h-BN) a ete etudiee. Ces proprietes ont ete comparees a celles de specimens sans h-BN frittes simultanement dans la meme atmosphere. Une mince couche dense s'est formee a la surface des echantillons contenant du h-BN frittes dans une atmosphere contenant au moins 50% en volume d'hydrogene. Cette couche dense ameliore generalement les proprietes de l'alliage 316L. Les proprietes de l'alliage 409L montrent une amelioration beaucoup moins significative qui s'amenuise lorsque l'atmosphere s'appauvrit en azote. L'azote favorise la corrosion de specimens de 409L avec ou sans h-BN. Quant au 316L, il demeure resistant a la corrosion malgre la presence d'un peu d'azote au frittage et l'addition de h-BN lui est benefique particulierement lorsque fritte en presence d'une teneur elevee d'azote (jusqu'a 50%vol. N2) qui permet tout de meme la formation d'une couche dense en surface.

  9. Osteophytes - an alternative source of chondrocytes for ...

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    ostéophytes recoltés au cours du remplacement total du genou de façon systématique pour l'ostéoarthrite étaient digérées enzymeticalement et grandie dans la culture mono couche. Des mince couches du cartilage articulaire obtenues de la région ...

  10. La cooperación Sur-Sur agrícola argentina con África Subsahariana: una historia que comienza

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    [es] En la última década Argentina ha sido un actor dinámico de la cooperación Sur-Sur. Sus acciones se han dirigido principalmente hacia América Latina, pero también se han promovido los vínculos con Asia y África. El artículo analiza particularmente la cooperación Sur-Sur entre Argentina y países de África Subsahariana en materia de desarrollo agrícola en el período 2003-2013, donde se destacan los roles del Fondo Argentino de Cooperación Sur-Sur y Triangula...

  11. EFFETS DE Thonningia sanguinea (THOS) SUR LA QUALITE DES ...

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    Le contrôle de ces salmonelloses repose essentiellement sur une antibiothérapie. Cependant, certaines souches de salmonelles se montrent résistantes à plusieurs classes d'antibiotiques par l'acquisition de plasmides codant pour des résistances multiples (Gado et al., 1998 ;. Threfall et al., 2003 ). Parmi ces souches.

  12. lAhoratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-mer, France

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    LOUIS-PHILIPPE KNOEPPPLER. lAhoratoire Arago, Banyuls-sur-mer, France. ABSTRACT. In Gaboon, the frog Aub,iD subsigillata. at least at certain periods of the ~,eats fishes of the genus. Epiplatys. The fish are caught when they jump out ofthc water to escape their aquatic predators, or to look for different surroundings.

  13. Mining activities and arsenic in a Baja California Sur watershed

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    Alejandro Naranjo-Pulido; Alfredo Ortega-Rubio; Baudillo Acost-Vargas; Lia Rodriguez-Mendez; Marcos Acevedo-Beltran; Cerafina Arguelles-Mendez

    2000-01-01

    Mining is one of the most important sources of income for the Baja California Sur state. This state is the second most important area for mineral (gold, silver, copper) and non-mineral (salt) mining activities in the Mexican Republic. In the San Antonio-El Triunfo region, mineral-mining activities flourished during the 19th century. Tons of debris containing a high...

  14. Influence de l'anisotropie hydrodynamique sur la stabilite ...

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    milieux poreux fluidises) est faite afin de mesurer les impacts environnementaux sur les vies aquatiques et terrestres. Le milieu poreux anisotrope dfepaisseur est soumis par le bas a un flux de chaleur uniforme de densite constante. Au dessus de ...

  15. Sterculia setigera Del.: influence de quelques facteurs sur la ...

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    Sterculia setigera Del.: influence de quelques facteurs sur la production de gomme. MA Toure, AN Samba, D Niang, KG Yaya. Abstract. La gomme sterculia est produite par Sterculia setigera en Afrique. Elle est largement consommée par les populations. Cependant, les pratiques traditionnelles d'exploitation de cette ...

  16. Conférence sur l'efficacité

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    Philosophe et sinologue, François Jullien présente ici une conférence qu'il a prononcée auprès de chefs d'entreprise et dans le milieu du management. D'un côté, la conception européenne de l'efficacité est liée à la modélisation comme à la finalité et revendique l'action jusqu'à l'héroïsme ; de l'autre, la pensée chinoise de l'efficience, indirecte et discrète, s'appuie sur le potentiel de situation et induit des " transformations silencieuses ", sans éclat ni même événement. Par-delà cet écart, il s'agira d'interroger la nature de l'effectivité ; ou comment l'intervention humaine réussit à se brancher sur la propension des choses et s'y laisse intégrer. Ce propos se garde donc de séparer tant soit peu l'art d'opérer sur des situations et l'exercice de la philosophie ; en résultent des effets de lecture portant sur l'histoire du XXe siècle ainsi que la géopolitique - et géoéthique - à venir.

  17. impacts du changement climatique sur les ressources en eau

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    Changement climatique et ressources en eau. IMPACTS DU CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE SUR. LES RESSOURCES EN EAU EN ZONE TROPICALE HUMIDE : CAS DU BASSIN VERSANT DU BANDAMA EN CÔTE D'IVOIRE. B. T. A. GOULA , V. J. KOUASSI et I. SAVANE. Laboratoire Géosciences et Environnement, UFR ...

  18. Rapport annuel au Parlement Loi sur la protection des ...

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    1 juil. 1983 ... Page. 1. INTRODUCTION. 1. OBJECTIF DE LA LOI SUR LA PROTECTION DES. RENSEIGNEMENTS PERSONNELS. 1. MANDAT DU CRDI. 1. 2. STRUCTURE .... stratégies de gestion des relations clés du CRDI, de manière à positionner le. Centre de façon .... 2.4 Support des documents communiqués.

  19. Connaissances et attitudes des manipulateurs radio du Togo sur l ...

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    Objectif : Evaluer les connaissances et les attitudes des manipulateurs togolais sur l'irradiation médicale des grossesses. Matériels et Méthode : Etude transversale menée en Avril 2011 chez 72 manipulateurs de radiologie des structures sanitaires publiques et privées du Togo. Résultats : Le quart des manipulateurs ...

  20. Programme de bourses de recherche sur le changement climatique ...

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    Au cours de la phase I (projet no 104391) du Programme de bourses de recherche sur le changement climatique en Afrique (ACCFP), 16 bourses dans le domaine des politiques, 13 dans celui de la recherche doctorale, 13 dans celui de la recherche postdoctorale et 3 dans celui de l'enseignement ont été octroyées à 45 ...

  1. LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES ET LEURS CONSEQUENCES SUR LA SANTE

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    Denis BARD

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Le changement climatique est une réalité inéluctable pour les décennies à venir, compte tenu de l’inertie du système climatique. L’ampleur du changement est à ce stade incertaine au niveau planétaire, et plus encore localement. Cependant, des conséquences sont à prévoir dans tous les cas sur la santé humaine, considérée à l’échelle de la planète, avec des retentissements sanitaires directs (vagues de chaleur, inondations, pollution de l’air… et surtout indirects sur la disponibilité de l’eau potable et des ressources alimentaires, la destruction de l’habitat. Ces impacts sont source potentielle de déplacement de populations, de violences, de conflits. Il est non seulement possible mais nécessaire de se préparer à répondre à l’incertitude et à l’inconnu par des politiques publiques volontaristes d’atténuation des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et d’adaptation aux impacts déjà en développement et à venir. Ces politiques doivent s’appuyer sur une interdisciplinarité scientifique mais aussi sur l’implication des populations.

  2. Hydrodynamic Analysis of the Spherical Underwater Robot SUR-II

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper describes the development of the second-generation Spherical Underwater Robot (SUR-II. The new SUR-II has an improved propulsion system structure, resulting in better performance compared with the original design. This paper focuses on the characteristics of the water-jet thruster and the spherical hull of the SUR-II. To analyse its hydrodynamic characteristics, the main hydrodynamic parameters of the SUR-II were estimated based on two reasonable assumptions and a reasonable dynamic equation was proposed to describe the relationship between force and velocity. Drag coefficients were calculated separately for vertical and horizontal motions due to the fin on the robot's equator and the holes in the robot's hull. The holes had a particularly adverse effect on the horizontal drag coefficient. A hydrodynamic analysis using computational fluid dynamics was then carried out to verify the estimated parameters. The velocity vectors, pressure contours and drag coefficient for each state of motion were obtained. Finally, the propulsive force was determined experimentally to verify the theoretical calculations and simulation results.

  3. Impacts du changement climatique sur les ressources en eau en ...

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    Les simulations du modèle WATBAL prédisent une baisse des ressources en eau (21 % à 22 %) sur le sous bassin versant à Marabadiassa. General Circulation Models GFD3 and UK89 was selected among six models (GFD3, UK89, CCCM, GISS, GF01 and CLIM) with hydrological model (WATBAL) to study the impacts of ...

  4. Un projet gagnant sur tous les tableaux : les moustiquaires ...

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    Salaam, le ronflement des 50 machines à coudre est aussi tenace que le vrombissement d'insectes. Les ouvriers cousent des filets bleus, verts et blancs qui ont été tissés sur les métiers de la manufacture. Ces hommes et ces ...

  5. Variation diurne de la composition chimique et influence sur les ...

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    Cette variation diurne perturbe la synergie d'action des constituants de l'huile qui présentent une forte activité inhibitrice (0,38 à 7,19 mg/ml) sur Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Escherichia coli ATCC 25923, Acinetobacter baumannii ATCC 19609 et Staphylococcus aureus ...

  6. Étude par diffraction des rayons X de la nitruration plasma d'un acier 304L Influence sur l'oxydation à 1000 ^{circ}C

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    Marot, L.; Buscail, H.; Straboni, A.; Riffard, F.; Caudron, E.; Cueff, R.

    2002-07-01

    This work presents the influence of various nitridation parameters on the 304L steel oxidation at 1000 ^{circ}C, in air under atmospheric pressure. Nitridation temperatures were ranging between 300 ^{circ}C and 430 ^{circ}C with exposure times lasting from 2 to 8 hours. At 300 and 430 ^{circ}C, the nitridation treatment leads to the solid solution surface formation γ-N without any nitride formation. After oxidation at 1000 ^{circ}C of blank specimens, X ray diffraction reveals the FeCr2O4 spinel formation. This oxide does not act as a good diffusion barrier. With nitrogen treated specimens, the higher the nitridation temperature is and the longer the exposure time is, better is the oxidation behaviour at 1000 ^{circ}C. We then observe that the Cr{1,3}Fe{0,7}O3 oxide is more present in the oxide sale from the very beginning of the oxidation test which is correlated to a final lower mass gain. Cette étude porte sur l'influence des paramètres de nitruration plasma sur l'oxydation de l'acier 304L à 1000 ^{circ}C, sous air, à la pression atmosphérique. Les températures employées lors de la nitruration ont été de 300 ^{circ}C et 430 ^{circ}C pour des durées de nitruration variant entre 2 et 8 heures. A 300 et 430 ^{circ}C, la nitruration conduit à la formation d'une solution solide γ-N en surface sans provoquer la formation de nitrures. Après oxydation à 1000 ^{circ}C du 304L non nitruré, la diffraction des rayons X révèle la formation d'une couche de type spinelle FeCr2O4 qui ne semble pas jouer le rôle de barrière de diffusion. Pour les échantillons préalablement nitrurés, plus la température de nitruration est élevée et plus la durée du traitement est longue, meilleur est le comportement en oxydation. Nous observons alors l'oxyde Cr{1,3}Fe{0,7}O3 en proportion importante dès le début de l'oxydation et une prise de masse finale plus faible.

  7. CARACTERIZACIÓN DEL CONSUMO DE HORTALIZAS EN LAS FAMILIAS DEL SUR-SUR DE COSTA RICA

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    Alexis Villalobos-Monge

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo fue determinar los diferentes aspectos cuantitativos y cualitativos que explican la cultura de consumo actual de hortalizas en las familias residentes en la zona sur-sur de Costa Rica. Este trabajo expone resultados relacionados a la caracterización realizada en el 2011 en familias residentes en la denominada zona sur-sur de Costa Rica sobre la cultura de consumo de productos hortícolas. Se aplicaron cuestionarios a una muestra estratificada de familias; lo que permitió establecer la valoración de los precios de mercado, por parte de las familias, para consumir estos alimentos, donde se determinó un valor máximo de US$1,74 millones por semana. Los principales rubros de consumo de acuerdo al valor pagado fueron el tomate, la papa, el plátano, la cebolla y el brócoli, para citar los cinco principales. También fue posible establecer valoraciones cualitativas sobre el consumo de estos productos; por ejemplo se determinó que para el 71,2% de las familias, la frescura representa la característica de mayor valor, además, el principal sitio donde los núcleos familiares realizan las compras de estos alimentos corresponde a supermercados (38,4% de los casos.

  8. Étude de la condensation par convection forcée du R113, R152a et du R12 sur une plaque plane horizontale

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    Louahlia, H.; Panday, P. K.

    1996-07-01

    Forced convection condensation of pure vapour flowing between two horizontal parallel plates with the bottom plate cooled is analysed numerically. The coupled boundary layer equations for the two phases are solved using an implicite finite difference procedure. The pressure gradient, shear stress, inertia and enthalpy convection terms, and turbulence in the two phases are retained in this analysis. The laminar model and the turbulent models of Pletcher [19] and Koyama et al. [20] are compared for condensation of R113. The mean heat transfer coefficients predicted with the model of Pletcher [19] are in good agreement with the experimental results of Lu and Suryanarayana [18]. The thermal performances of R152a and R12 are also compared. For the condensation of R152a, the pressure drop is 18% smaller and the mean heat transfer coefficients are 24% higher compared to those of R12. These results are in line with the experimental work of Cheng and Tao [12]. The influence of the temperature difference and inclination of the plate on the condensate film thikness are also reported. The results of the present calculations for the condensation of R12, R152a and R113 are represented by a non-dimensional equation. La condensation en film par convection forcée est analysé numériquement pour un écoulement de vapeur pure saturée entre deux plaques planes horizontales. Le condensat se forme uniquement sur une plaque inférieure. Les équations de la couche limite appliquées dans les deux phases sont couplées et résolues par une méthode des différences finies implicite. Le gradient de pression, les contraintes tangentielles, les termes d'inertie et de convection d'enthalpie ainsi que la turbulence dans les deux phases sont pris en compte. Le modèle laminaire ainsi que les modèles de turbulence de Pletcher [19] et de Koyama et al. [20] sont comparés pour la condensation du R113. Les coefficients d'échange thermique moyens prédits avec le modèle de Pletcher, s

  9. Demarcating SurA Activities Required for Outer Membrane Targeting of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Adhesins

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    Obi, Ikenna R.

    2013-01-01

    SurA is a periplasmic protein folding factor involved in chaperoning and trafficking of outer membrane proteins across the Gram-negative bacterial periplasm. In addition, SurA also possesses peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase activity. We have previously reported that in enteropathogenic Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, SurA is needed for bacterial virulence and envelope integrity. In this study, we investigated the role of SurA in the assembly of important Yersinia adhesins. Using genetic mutation, biochemical characterization, and an in vitro-based bacterial host cell association assay, we confirmed that surface localization of the invasin adhesin is dependent on SurA. As a surA deletion also has some impact on the levels of individual components of the BAM complex in the Yersinia outer membrane, abolished invasin surface assembly could reflect both a direct loss of SurA-dependent periplasmic targeting and a potentially compromised BAM complex assembly platform in the outer membrane. To various degrees, the assembly of two other adhesins, Ail and the pH 6 antigen fibrillum PsaA, also depends on SurA. Consequently, loss of SurA leads to a dramatic reduction in Yersinia attachment to eukaryotic host cells. Genetic complementation of surA deletion mutants indicated a prominent role for SurA chaperone function in outer membrane protein assembly. Significantly, the N terminus of SurA contributed most of this SurA chaperone function. Despite a dominant chaperoning role, it was also evident that SurA isomerization activity did make a modest contribution to this assembly process. PMID:23589578

  10. An Intronic Polymorphism in couch potato Is Not Distributed Clinally in European Drosophila melanogaster Populations nor Does It Affect Diapause Inducibility.

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    Zonato, Valeria; Fedele, Giorgio; Kyriacou, Charalambos P

    2016-01-01

    couch potato (cpo) encodes an RNA binding protein that has been reported to be expressed in the peripheral and central nervous system of embryos, larvae and adults, including the major endocrine organ, the ring gland. A polymorphism in the D. melanogaster cpo gene coding region displays a latitudinal cline in frequency in North American populations, but as cpo lies within the inversion In(3R)Payne, which is at high frequencies and itself shows a strong cline on this continent, interpretation of the cpo cline is not straightforward. A second downstream SNP in strong linkage disequilibrium with the first has been claimed to be primarily responsible for the latitudinal cline in diapause incidence in USA populations.Here, we investigate the frequencies of these two cpo SNPs in populations of Drosophila throughout continental Europe. The advantage of studying cpo variation in Europe is the very low frequency of In(3R)Payne, which we reveal here, does not appear to be clinally distributed. We observe a very different geographical scenario for cpo variation from the one in North America, suggesting that the downstream SNP does not play a role in diapause. In an attempt to verify whether the SNPs influence diapause we subsequently generated lines with different combinations of the two cpo SNPs on known timeless (tim) genetic backgrounds, because polymorphism in the clock gene tim plays a significant role in diapause inducibility. Our results reveal that the downstream cpo SNP does not seem to play any role in diapause induction in European populations in contrast to the upstream coding cpo SNP. Consequently, all future diapause studies on strains of D. melanogaster should initially determine their tim and cpo status.

  11. Preparation and properties of thin films used in activity determinations with a 4 {pi} counter; Preparation et proprietes des films minces utilises dans les determinations d'activite au compteur 4 {pi}

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    Jannez, M.; Le Gallic, Y.; Thenard, M. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1958-07-01

    Comparative study of various methods of preparing thin films, for use as source holders in the 4 {pi} counter, and of measuring their thickness. Comparative study of various properties: mechanical resistance; heat resistance; ageing; resistance of rhodopas, polystyrene, formvar and cellulose acetate films to the action of various chemical agents. (author) [French] Etude comparee de divers procedes de preparation de films minces, destines a etre utilises comme supports de sources dans le compteur 4 {pi} et de la mesure de leur epaisseur. Etude comparee de diverses proprietes: resistance mecanique; resistance a la chaleur; vieillissement; resistance a l'action de divers agents chimiques de films de rhodopas, polystyrene, formvar et acetate de cellulose. (auteur)

  12. X-spectrographic method for plutonium detection. Application to contamination measurements in humans; Etude d'une methode de detection du plutonium par spectrographie X. Application a la mesure des contaminations sur l'homme

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    Michel Trouble [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1967-07-01

    After reviewing the radio-toxicology of plutonium 239 and conventional detection methods using its {alpha}-radiation, the author considers the measurement of the X emission spectrum of plutonium 239 using a proportional counter filled with argon under pressure. This preliminary work leads to the third part of this research involving the detailed study of the possibilities of applying thin alkali halide crystal scintillators to the detection of soft plutonium X-rays; there follows a systematic study of all the parameters liable to render the detection as sensitive as possible: movement due to the photomultiplier itself and its accessory electronic equipment, nature and size of the crystal scintillator as well as its mode of preparation, shielding against external parasitic radiation. Examples of some applications to the measurement of contamination in humans give an idea of the sensitivity of this method. (author) [French] Apres un apercu de la radiotoxicologie du plutonium 239 et des methodes classiques de detection par son rayonnement {alpha}, on etudie le spectre d'emission X du plutonium 239 avec un compteur proportionnel rempli avec de l'argon sous pression. Ce travail preliminaire permet d'aborder la troisieme partie de cette etude dans laquelle nous examinons d'une fagon approfondie les possibilites d'application des cristaux scintillateurs minces d'halogenure alcalin a la detection du rayonnement X mou du plutonium; suit une etude systematique de tous les parametres susceptibles de rendre la detection aussi sensible que possible: mouvement propre du photomultiplicateur et de l'electronique associee, nature et dimensions du cristal scintillateur ainsi que son mode de fabrication, blindage contre les rayonnements parasites exterieurs. Quelques applications a la mesure des contaminations sur l'homme permettent d'apprecier la sensibilite de cette methode. (auteur)

  13. Quantifying Listeria monocytogenes prevalence and concentration in minced pork meat and estimating performance of three culture media from presence/absence microbiological testing using a deterministic and stochastic approach.

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    Andritsos, Nikolaos D; Mataragas, Marios; Paramithiotis, Spiros; Drosinos, Eleftherios H

    2013-12-01

    Listeria monocytogenes poses a serious threat to public health, and the majority of cases of human listeriosis are associated with contaminated food. Reliable microbiological testing is needed for effective pathogen control by food industry and competent authorities. The aims of this work were to estimate the prevalence and concentration of L. monocytogenes in minced pork meat by the application of a Bayesian modeling approach, and also to determine the performance of three culture media commonly used for detecting L. monocytogenes in foods from a deterministic and stochastic perspective. Samples (n = 100) collected from local markets were tested for L. monocytogenes using in parallel the PALCAM, ALOA and RAPID'L.mono selective media according to ISO 11290-1:1996 and 11290-2:1998 methods. Presence of the pathogen was confirmed by conducting biochemical and molecular tests. Independent experiments (n = 10) for model validation purposes were performed. Performance attributes were calculated from the presence-absence microbiological test results by combining the results obtained from the culture media and confirmative tests. Dirichlet distribution, the multivariate expression of a Beta distribution, was used to analyze the performance data from a stochastic perspective. No L. monocytogenes was enumerated by direct-plating (media were best at ruling in L. monocytogenes presence than ruling it out. Sensitivity and specificity varied depending on the culture-dependent method. None of the culture media was perfect in detecting L. monocytogenes in minced pork meat alone. The use of at least two culture media in parallel enhanced the efficiency of L. monocytogenes detection. Bayesian modeling may reduce the time needed to draw conclusions regarding L. monocytogenes presence and the uncertainty of the results obtained. Furthermore, the problem of observing zero counts may be overcome by applying Bayesian analysis, making the determination of a test performance feasible

  14. Development of a one-step approach for the reconstruction of full thickness skin defects using minced split thickness skin grafts and biodegradable synthetic scaffolds as a dermal substitute.

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    Sharma, Kavita; Bullock, Anthony; Ralston, David; MacNeil, Sheila

    2014-08-01

    Tissue engineering has progressed in delivering laboratory-expanded keratinocytes to the clinic; however the production of a suitable alternative to a skin graft, containing both epidermis and dermis still remains a challenge. To develop a one-step approach to wound reconstruction using finely minced split thickness skin and a biodegradable synthetic dermal substitute. This was explored in vitro using scalpel diced pieces of split thickness human skin combined with synthetic electrospun polylactide (PLA) scaffolds. To aid the spreading of tissue, 1% methylcellulose was used and platelet releasate was examined for its effect on cellular outgrowth from tissue explants. The outcome parameters included the metabolic activity of the migrating cells and their ability to produce collagen. Cell presence and migration on the scaffolds were assessed using fluorescence microscopy and SEM. Cells were identified as keratinocytes by immunostaining for pan-cytokeratin. Collagen deposition was quantified by using Sirius red. Skin cells migrated along the fibers of the scaffold and formed new collagen. 1% methylcellulose improved the tissue handling properties of the minced skin. Platelet releasate did not stimulate the migration of skin cells along scaffold fibers. Immunohistochemistry and SEM confirmed the presence of both epithelial and stromal cells in the new tissue. We describe the first key steps in the production of a skin substitute to be assembled in theatre eliminating the need for cell culture. Whilst further experiments are needed to develop this technique it can be a useful addition to armamentarium of the reconstructive surgeon. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.

  15. Influence des déformations tectoniques sur les caractéristiques pétrophysiques matricielles des réservoirs calcaires Influence of Tectonic Deformation on the Petrophysical Matrix Properties of Limestone Reservoirs

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    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Cet article présente les principaux résultats d'une étude menée en commun par l'Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP et la Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production (SNEA (P, étude qui avait pour but de rechercher l'influence des contraintes tectoniques sur les propriétés pétrophysiques matricielles des réservoirs calcaires. Ces travaux, ayant porté principalement surle Burdigalien des Alpilles (Provence et accessoirement sur le Turonien de Mareuil (Aquitaine et la « Scaglia bianca » du Monte Conero (Ancàne-Itatie, ont permis de mettre en évidence - des variations importantes de la porosité et de la perméabilité en fonction de la position structurale du matériau et, à plus petite échelle, de la courbure des couches; - un double processus de la réduction des porosité et perméabilité : soit par tassement mécanique, soit par cristallisation dans les pores d'une calcite provenant probablement d'une dissolution le long de joints stylolithiques d'origine tectonique. On montre enfin qu'en certaines zones particulières (dans les périclinaux ou à l'aplomb d'accidents profonds jouant en faille inverse les effets des contraintes tectoniques sur les qualités matricielles peuvent être très importants et survenir avant la structuration des couches par plissement. This article describes the main results of a joint Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP-Société Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production (SNEA (P research project on the influence of tectonic stresses on thé petrophysical matrix properties of limestone reservoirs. Research mainly concentrated on the Burdigalien from the Alpilles mountains in ihe Provence région and accessorily on the Turonian from Mareuil in the Aquitaine region and Scaglia Bianca from Monte Conero in Anconia, Italy. The following findings were made: - considerable variations in porosity and permeability can be found, depending on the structural position of the material and, on a smaller scale, on the

  16. Sur le nombre de points rationnels des variétés abéliennes et des Jacobiennes sur les corps finis

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    2012-01-01

    Nous établissons de nouvelles majorations et minorations pour le nombre de points rationnels des variétés abéliennes et des Jacobiennes sur un corps fini. Nous déterminons de plus les nombres maximum et minimum de points rationnels des surfaces Jacobiennes sur un corps fini donné. We give upper a...

  17. Positioning accuracy during VMAT of gynecologic malignancies and the resulting dosimetric impact by a 6-degree-of-freedom couch in combination with daily kilovoltage cone beam computed tomography

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    2015-01-01

    To improve the delivery of radiotherapy in gynecologic malignancies and to minimize the irradiation of unaffected tissues by using daily kilovoltage cone beam computed tomography (kV-CBCT) to reduce setup errors. Thirteen patients with gynecologic cancers were treated with postoperative volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). All patients had a planning CT scan and daily CBCT during treatment. Automatic bone anatomy matching was used to determine initial inter-fraction positioning error. Positional correction on a six-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) couch was followed by a second scan to calculate the residual inter-fraction error, and a post-treatment scan assessed intra-fraction motion. The margins of the planning target volume (M PTV ) were calculated from these setup variations and the effect of margin size on normal tissue sparing was evaluated. In total, 573 CBCT scans were acquired. Mean absolute pre-/post-correction errors were obtained in all six planes. With 6DoF couch correction, the M PTV accounting for intra-fraction errors was reduced by 3.8–5.6 mm. This permitted a reduction in the maximum dose to the small intestine, bladder and femoral head (P = 0.001, 0.035 and 0.032, respectively), the average dose to the rectum, small intestine, bladder and pelvic marrow (P = 0.003, 0.000, 0.001 and 0.000, respectively) and markedly reduced irradiated normal tissue volumes. A 6DoF couch in combination with daily kV-CBCT can considerably improve positioning accuracy during VMAT treatment in gynecologic malignancies, reducing the M PTV . The reduced margin size permits improved normal tissue sparing and a smaller total irradiated volume

  18. Cours sur le droit de vote des étrangers

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    2008-01-01

    I. Tout d'abord : sur l'importance de la question. 4II. Les données et les termes du débat 7a) Données sociodémographiques 7b) Données juridiques 11c) Histoire 18d) Arguments 22III. Les enjeux théoriques de la question 23a) La démocratie, enjeu fondamental du droit de vote des étrangers 23Démocratie ? Une conception substantielle de la démocratie, basée sur le conflit 24Droit de vote et démocratie : une relation nécessaire mais pas évidente 25La lutte pour le droit de vote des étrangers : une...

  19. Noam Chomsky, Réflexions sur l'université

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    2011-01-01

    Il faut saluer la parution de cet ouvrage contribuant à rendre accessible en français la conception exigeante de Noam Chomsky sur l'éducation et l'université. Il réunit cinq textes consacrés par le célèbre philosophe et linguiste américain à l'université depuis 1969, et se conclut par un entretien récent de Normand Baillargeon. On a souvent souligné l'influence de la pensée de Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835) sur celle de Chomsky. C'est tout particulièrement le cas ici. Dans le premier texte...

  20. Regroupement des statistiques sur le secteur des TIC et analyse ...

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    La présence et l'influence des technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC) continuent de s'élargir et de s'accroître, tout comme leurs répercussions sur le développement économique. Toutefois, il reste encore beaucoup de travail à faire avant de pouvoir comprendre d'une manière systématique et ...

  1. Playa de sol: La cabaña del sur

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    1964-01-01

    Full Text Available La "Cabaña del Sur" no ha cambiado nada durante mis dos años de ausencia. Ahí está, en la playa de Bocagrande, con su alta techumbre de paja, a cuarenta o cincuenta metros del mar, con su pequeño mirador y sus ventanas abiertas sobre la inmensidad del Pacífico, al final del pequeño caserío negro.

  2. Influence des actions anthropiques sur la dynamique spatio ...

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    Située à proximité de Kinshasa, la province du Bas-Congo (R.D. Congo) est l'une des principales pourvoyeuses en produits vivriers de cette ville. Par conséquent, l'augmentation de la pression sur les ressources naturelles s'accentue. L'analyse diachronique du paysage peut servir à montrer l'effet des actions ...

  3. Ciudades de madera. Patrimonio del sur, un bien reciclable

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    Full Text Available Hace algunos años reflexionaba en una de las páginas del número especial (N° 12 de la Revista Arquitecturas del Sur, dedicado a la ciudad de Castro, que la arquitectura así como la fotografía en la medida en que son registros concretos de la acción humana tienen la cualidad de atrapar con su materialidad ese preciso instante de la historia de la que son productos.

  4. La nephrolithotomie sur rein unique: a propos de vingt cas

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    O. Ghoundale

    2013-06-01

    Conclusion: La NLPC sur rein unique est entourée d’une grande sécurité et les résultats sont comparables avec ceux obtenus devant deux reins fonctionnels, en particulier la fonction rénale n’est pas dégradée à moyen et à long terme. Notre série vient corroborer les résultats des séries publiées.

  5. Analyse des politiques sur la grippe aviaire | IDRC - International ...

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    ... à prévenir sa transmission à l'humain et à renforcer les mesures nationales de préparation en cas de pandémie de grippe aviaire. Le Partenariat de recherche sur l'influenza aviaire en Asie (APAIR) regroupe des organismes de recherche nationaux ainsi que des ministères de la Chine, du Cambodge, de l'Indonésie, ...

  6. IMPACT DU SECTEUR FINANCIER SUR L'ACTIVITE ...

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    visant à adapter le secteur financier à l'économie de marché. Ces réformes ont pour objectif d'éliminer .... économiques (secteur privé et secteur public), deux comptes regroupant les institutions financières à savoir la .... Maroc.11 Nadia Bentaleb (2002)12 a étudié l'impact d'un investissement énergétique sur une économie ...

  7. Soutien au Programme de recherche du CGIAR sur les racines ...

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    Bien que ces cultures comptent pour un pourcentage plus faible des calories produites à l'échelle mondiale que les grandes céréales, elles représentent néanmoins un pourcentage plus élevé des calories consommées par les familles extrêmement pauvres. En dépit de leur importance stratégique sur le plan de la sécurité ...

  8. SECTION 4 : BUDGET Remarque : Pour en savoir plus sur les ...

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    SECTION 4 : BUDGET. Remarque : Pour en savoir plus sur les restrictions budgétaires, consulter l'appel à propositions et la foire aux questions. Inscrire toutes les sommes en dollars canadiens. 4.1 Indiquez toutes les dépenses prévues (en CAD). Inscrire une valeur numérique sans caractères, ni espaces, ni virgules (p. ex ...

  9. Incidence de la densite sur les performances de production, la ...

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    L'étude montre l'incidence du facteur densités sur les résultats d'élevage, le rendement carcasse, la qualité organoleptique et le comportement de deux souches de poulets chair élevées au Bénin. Au total, 180 poulets de chair soit 90 poulets de chacune des souches Ross et Cobb 500 répartis en 4 traitements de trois ...

  10. Donner la parole aux femmes - bourse de recherche sur la ...

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    16 mai 2016 ... Donner la parole aux femmes - bourse de recherche sur la militarisation et les femmes en Asie du Sud destinée aux journalistes. L'Asie du Sud est la région la plus densément peuplée du monde et, selon les indicateurs de pauvreté, la deuxième plus pauvre, après l'Afrique subsaharienne. Il s'agit ...

  11. Bourses de recherche sur la lutte contre les maladies chroniques ...

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    Bourses de recherche sur la lutte contre les maladies chroniques (Guatemala). Le Guatemala en est au troisième des cinq stades de la transition épidémiologique, c'est-à-dire que ce ne sont plus les maladies infectieuses, mais bien les maladies chroniques, qui sont maintenant la cause principale de décès dans ce pays.

  12. CONFECTION D'UNE COLOSTOMIE DE MAYDL (SUR BAGUETTE ...

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    Received 19/02/2009. Accepted in revised form 27/03/2009) Clin Mother Child Health 2009; Vol 6, N° 1 :1055-1056. RESUME: Nous avions présenté une procédure simplifiée et reproductible de réalisation d'une colostomie sur baguette de Maydl, en conditions de précarité. Il s'agissait d'utiliser une seringue stérile de 10 ...

  13. Effet du compost et de Trichoderma harzianum sur la suppression ...

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    L'objectif du présent travail est d'étudier l'effet d'un compost de déchets urbains solides, de ses extraits aqueux et de diverses souches de Trichoderma harzianum sur la suppression de la verticilliose de la tomate causée par verticillium dahliae. Matériel et méthodes : Des plantules de tomates inoculées par des souches de ...

  14. Impact de Ia chimioprophylaxie au cotrimoxazole sur Ia morbidite ...

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    Impact de Ia chimioprophylaxie au cotrimoxazole sur Ia morbidite infectieuse non palustre chez des adultes Ouest Africains vivant avec le VIH. ... A I' inclusion le taux de CD4 moyen etait de 287,9 ce1l/mm3 et la charge virale moyenne etait de 5,8 log10. Les 2/3 des patients ont ete rnis sous traitement antiretroviral.

  15. Influence des herbicides sur les principaux paramètres ...

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    28 févr. 2015 ... l'effet positif des herbicides sur l'accroissement des principaux paramètres physiologiques de la ..... de biomasse de 10,8%, soit 5,72 t ha-1, son taux de ..... Maroc Oriental. Nature et Technologie. 5: 80-. 86. De Jesus W.C., Ribeiro Jr., do Vale X., Coelho R. R. and Costa L. C. 2001. Comparison of two.

  16. Analyse des politiques sur la grippe aviaire | CRDI - Centre de ...

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    Le Partenariat de recherche sur l'influenza aviaire en Asie (APAIR) regroupe des organismes de recherche nationaux ainsi que des ministères de la Chine, du Cambodge, de l'Indonésie, de la Thaïlande et du Vietnam, et il jouit du soutien du CRDI et de l'Agence de la santé publique du Canada (ASPC). Ce partenariat a ...

  17. Suivi sur le programme de mentorat de journalistes scientifiques des ...

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    12 oct. 2010 ... Il doit rédiger un article sur l'éducation et les droits de l'homme. Mais les chercheurs refusent de communiquer leurs informations, le journaliste doit présenter une requête par écrit. Ce qu'il fait. Godefroy Chabi n'obtiendra jamais de réponse. Une entrave intolérable aux libertés d'accès à l'information ?

  18. Etude sur les sources de la passion du Palatinus

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    1942-01-01

    Notre étude sur la Passion du Palatinus étant terminée, nous voudrions ajouter un aperçu des principaux résultats obtenus. Quelque modestes qu'ils soient, nous espérons que ces résultats pouront contribuer à faire mieux comprendre les rapports obscurs qui existent entre notre Passion et ses sources

  19. Aperçu sur l'adaptation

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    dépendent de l'agriculture pluviale pratiquée sur des sols pauvres. En dépit des progrès mondiaux dans le domaine des technologies agricoles et au niveau des marchés, ces petits agriculteurs continuent de connaître des pénuries de semences, d'engrais minéraux et de produits phytosanitaires qui sont nécessaires pour ...

  20. impacts des rejets industriels sur les eaux souterraines

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    pollution et sont nombreuses, notamment les usines sidérurgiques, métalliques et pétrochimiques. Leurs rejets ont des effets néfastes sur les eaux de la région. Actuellement, les effluents industriels situés dans la région de Berrahal, contiennent d'importantes quantités de produits chimiques organiques et inorganiques et ...

  1. Connaissance et attitude pratique des sages femmes sur la ...

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    ... des SF sur la PTME sont moyennement bonnes. La pratique de la PTME par les SF serait influencée par la charge de travail. Très peu de mères Ag HBs positif étaient suivies en milieu spécialisé après accouchement. Mots clés : Connaissance, Attitude, Prevention de la transmission mère-enfant, hépatite B, Sage-femme ...

  2. Des recherches sur le mercure portent fruit en Amazonie | CRDI ...

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    26 janv. 2011 ... Là, elles cochaient des éléments sur une liste de contrôle, puis fournissaient des détails, par exemple, lesquelles des 40 espèces de poisson locales elles avaient mangées au cours des dernières 24 heures. La sage-femme du village discutait avec elles de leurs données et aidait celles qui éprouvaient de ...

  3. Protection des droits communautaires sur le savoir traditionnel ...

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    La phase III permettra à des chercheurs chinois, indiens et péruviens d'aborder des questions ayant trait à la biodiversité agricole, en accordant une place de choix au riz, au maïs et à la pomme de terre. D'autres chercheurs, en Inde, au Kenya et au Panama, se pencheront sur les plantes médicinales traditionnelles dans le ...

  4. Aperçu sur l'adaptation

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    Ces changements viennent exacerber la vulnérabilité d'une grande partie des populations rurales de la région de Thiès. Aperçu sur l'adaptation. Un observatoire régional pour l'adaptation des producteurs aux changements climatiques à Thiès, Sénégal novembre 2010 • No. 9. SENEGAL. G. Bèye, A. Sall et I. P. Thiao.

  5. Taxes sur les cigarettes en Tanzanie | CRDI - Centre de recherches ...

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    De 2002 à 2007, le tabagisme a connu une hausse de 20 % en Tanzanie, une augmentation qui devrait atteindre 46 % en 2016 si la tendance se maintient. On s'attend à ce que cette hausse du tabagisme ait d'importantes répercussions sur la santé publique et le développement économique. Il ressort de l'expérience ...

  6. Soutien institutionnel à des organismes de recherche sur les ...

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    Financée par plusieurs bailleurs de fonds, l'Initiative Think tank du CRDI a pour objet de renforcer des organismes indépendants voués à la recherche sur les politiques (" think tanks ") établis dans les pays en développement de façon à permettre à ces organismes de produire des recherches rigoureuses qui serviront à ...

  7. Influence du mode de cuisson sur la valeur nutritionnelle de ...

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    L'influence du mode de cuisson sur la valeur nutritionnelle de Solanum macrocarpum, Amaranthus hybridus et Ocimum gratissimum a été investiguée. Les teneurs en matière sèche, cendres, protéines, lipides, fibres et minéraux des légumes-feuilles traités ont été analysées conformément aux méthodes standards.

  8. S’interroger sur la météo, c’est s’interroger sur soi-même

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    2018-01-01

    S’interroger sur la météo, c’est s’interroger sur soi-même. Car dans la perspective des sciences humaines, c’est le temps vécu qui est placé au centre de l’intérêt dans l’étude des météores, c’est-à-dire le ressenti corporel et mental sur le plan individuel et sur le plan collectif. Autrement dit, l’attention des chercheurs porte sur la « perception du climat », pour reprendre la dénomination du réseau interdisciplinaire dirigé par l’ethnologue Martin de la Soudière, la géographe climatologue...

  9. SU-E-J-138: An IGRT QA Device for Measuring with Tenths-Millimeter Accuracy KV and MV Isocenter Congruence, Couch Travel and Laser Alignment of Accelerators Used for SRS and SBRT

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    Brezovich, I; Popple, R; Duan, J; Huang, M; Benhabib, S; Shen, S; Cardan, R; Wu, X [University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To develop a practical device having sufficient accuracy for daily QA tests of accelerators used for SRS and SBRT. Methods: The UAB (Universal Alignment Ball) consists of a 6.35 mm (1/4 inch) diameter tungsten sphere located concentrically within a 25.4 mm (1 inch) diameter acrylic plastic (PMMA) sphere. The spheres are embedded in polystyrene foam, which, in turn, is surrounded by a cylindrical PMMA shell. The UAB is placed on the couch and aligned with wall lasers according to marks that have known positions in relation to the center of the spheres. Using planar and cone beam images the couch is shifted till the surface of the PMMA sphere matches Eclipse-generated circular contours. Anterior and lateral MV images taken with small MLC openings allow measurement of distance between kV and MV isocenter, laser and MLC alignment. Measurements were taken over a one-month period. Results: Artifacts from the tungsten sphere were confined within the PMMA sphere and did not affect cone beam localization of the sphere boundary, allowing 0.1 mm precise alignment with a computer-generated circle centered at kV isocenter. In tests extending over a one-month period, the distance between kV and MV isocenters along the vertical, longitudinal and lateral directions was 0.125 +/−0.06, 0.19 +/−0.08, and 0.02 +/−0.08 mm, respectively. Laser misalignment along these directions was 0.34 +/- 0.15, 0.74 +/−0.29, and 0.49 +/−0.22 mm. Automated couch shifts moved the spheres to within 0.1 mm of the selected position. The center of a 1cmx1cm MLC-defined field remained within +/−0.2 mm of the tungsten sphere center as the gantry was rotated. Conclusion: The UAB is practical for daily end-to-end QA tests of accelerator alignment. It provides tenths-mm accuracy for measuring agreement of kV and MV isocenters, couch motions, gantry flex and laser alignment.

  10. La vérite sur ce qui nous motive

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    2011-01-01

    Voici enfin la traduction française du best-seller international DRIVE ! Qu'est-ce qui nous motive vraiment ? Dans quels cas sommes-nous les plus performants et les plus enthousiastes ? La plupart d'entre nous sommes persuadés que les récompenses (salaire, primes...) sont notre meilleure motivation. La logique de la carotte et du bâton finalement... Et si nous faisions fausse route ? En s'appuyant sur quatre décennies d'études scientifiques et psychologiques sur la motivation humaine, Pink démontre que les entreprises dirigent très mal leurs équipes avec d'énormes conséquences sur notre vie (absence d'ambition, lassitude, morosité). Le secret de la performance (et de la satisfaction) dans les entreprises, l'enseignement ou dans notre vie personnelle , c'est le besoin profondément humain de diriger sa propre vie, d'apprendre, de créer de nouvelles choses et de s'améliorer. Dans ce livre, Pink examine les 3 éléments de la motivation, l'autonomie, la maîtrise et le besoin de donner un sens ...

  11. L'Avenir de la Vie sur la Terre

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    2007-01-01

    Notre planète va mal : réchauffement climatique, épuisement des ressources naturelles, pollutions des sols et de l'eau provoquées par les industries civiles et guerrières, disparité des richesses, malnutrition des hommes, taux d'extinction effarant des espèces vivantes, etc. La situation est-elle vraiment dramatique ? Que penser des thèses qui contestent ce pessimisme ? À partir des données scientifiques les plus crédibles - et de leurs incertitudes -, Hubert Reeves dresse un bilan précis des menaces qui pèsent sur la planète. Son diagnostic est alarmant : si la vie sur Terre est robuste, c'est l'avenir de l'espèce humaine qui est en cause. Le sort de l'aventure humaine, entamée il y a des millions d'années, va-t-il se jouer en l'espace de quelques décennies ? Notre avenir est entre nos mains. Il faut réagir, et vite, avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. Auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur l'odyssée cosmique tel Patience dans l'azur ou Poussières d'étoiles, Hubert Reeves est astrophysicien et dire...

  12. Effets des electrons secondaires sur l'ADN

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    Boudaiffa, Badia

    Les interactions des electrons de basse energie (EBE) representent un element important en sciences des radiations, particulierement, les sequences se produisant immediatement apres l'interaction de la radiation ionisante avec le milieu biologique. Il est bien connu que lorsque ces radiations deposent leur energie dans la cellule, elles produisent un grand nombre d'electrons secondaires (4 x 104/MeV), qui sont crees le long de la trace avec des energies cinetiques initiales bien inferieures a 20 eV. Cependant, il n'y a jamais eu de mesures directes demontrant l'interaction de ces electrons de tres basse energie avec l'ADN, du principalement aux difficultes experimentales imposees par la complexite du milieu biologique. Dans notre laboratoire, les dernieres annees ont ete consacrees a l'etude des phenomenes fondamentaux induits par impact des EBE sur differentes molecules simples (e.g., N2, CO, O2, H2O, NO, C2H 4, C6H6, C2H12) et quelques molecules complexes dans leur phase solide. D'autres travaux effectues recemment sur des bases de l'ADN et des oligonucleotides ont montre que les EBE produisent des bris moleculaires sur les biomolecules. Ces travaux nous ont permis d'elaborer des techniques pour mettre en evidence et comprendre les interactions fondamentales des EBE avec des molecules d'interet biologique, afin d'atteindre notre objectif majeur d'etudier l'effet direct de ces particules sur la molecule d'ADN. Les techniques de sciences des surfaces developpees et utilisees dans les etudes precitees peuvent etre etendues et combinees avec des methodes classiques de biologie pour etudier les dommages de l'ADN induits par l'impact des EBE. Nos experiences ont montre l'efficacite des electrons de 3--20 eV a induire des coupures simple et double brins dans l'ADN. Pour des energies inferieures a 15 eV, ces coupures sont induites par la localisation temporaire d'un electron sur une unite moleculaire de l'ADN, ce qui engendre la formation d'un ion negatif transitoire

  13. Culture de planification fondée sur des données probantes au Nigeria

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    Rares sont les ressources en santé au. Nigeria, et il arrive fréquemment que les femmes meurent en couches. Leurs enfants, eux, meurent souvent de maladies qu'il est possible de prévenir et de traiter. Il est essentiel que les responsables de la gestion et de la prestation des services de santé prépar- ent leurs plans en ...

  14. 1 Influence des paramètres de composition sur le comportement du ...

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    l'utilisation du superplastifiant "viscocrete 20HE" dans les formulations autoplaçantes peut avoir une influence bénéfique sur la résistance mécanique. • la présence d'une quantité importante de filler calcaire comme addition dans les. BAP peut également avoir une action positive sur leurs compacités et par conséquent sur ...

  15. Hausse des taxes sur le tabac et politiques de lutte antitabac au ...

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    Par ailleurs, les études existantes sur les effets des taxes sur le tabac sont fondées sur l'" élasticité de la demande en fonction du prix ", une mesure qui indique l'évolution de la demande globale de cigarettes en réaction à une modification des prix, ... IDRC invests in research and knowledge to empower women in India.

  16. La gouvernance axée sur la collaboration : une solution pour la ...

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    23 mai 2013 ... Le présent article porte sur le projet Gouvernance axée sur la collaboration : gestion des risques associés aux inondations et à l'élévation du niveau de la mer dans la ville du Cap, financé dans le cadre du programme Changements climatiques et eau du CRDI. De plus amples renseignements sur les ...

  17. Impacts de la fermentation du cacao sur la croissance de la flore ...

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    De façon spécifique, il s'agit d'étudier l'impact des fermentations en caisse, sur feuilles de bananier et sur bâche plastique conduites selon les techniques paysannes sur la qualité des fèves ... The growth of yeasts was 17 folds more important in banana leaves fermentation than in wooden box and tarpaulin fermentations.

  18. Recherche sur la concurrence pour le développement économique ...

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    Ce projet, qui fait fond sur le succès d'un projet précédent sur les enjeux de la concurrence dans le secteur de la distribution (no 103430), permettra de recueillir de nouvelles données empiriques combien nécessaires sur les avantages possibles que présenterait, pour la société, la réduction des pratiques attribuables aux ...

  19. Commission sur la Syrie de la revue The Lancet | CRDI - Centre de ...

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    Des bénéficiaires du CRDI basés à l'Université américaine de Beyrouth dirigent une commission sur la Syrie portant sur la santé en situation de conflit pour la revue The Lancet, une des publications sur la médecine et les sciences de la santé les plus prestigieuses au monde. La revue a adopté une série de commissions ...

  20. Education and health outcomes for social minorities in India: An analysis using SUR model

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    Bhupal, Ganita; Sam, Abdoul G.

    2012-01-01

    The current study analyzes the health and education outcomes of fifteen year old children in India and investigates the question of inequality of such outcomes for socio-religious categories. To study the effect of health on education, SUR estimation has been undertaken. The comparison of SUR and OLS results shows that SUR estimates have smaller standard errors than the OLS estimates. Of the three categories analyzed in the data, STs have worst outcomes for both education and health and SCs l...

  1. Effets de six composts sur les réponses physiologiques ...

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    Les effets de ces six composts sur le potentiel hydrique, la fuite d'électrolyte, la teneur en amidon des feuilles et sur quelques paramètres agronomiques ont été évalués sur les plantes stressées en comparaison avec les plantes témoins. Les résultats indiquent des valeurs du potentiel hydrique foliaire très faibles et une ...

  2. Fait marquant : discussions sur les données ouvertes entamées par ...

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    14 avr. 2016 ... Activité antérieure – Le CRDI commandite la tenue d'un symposium dans les Caraïbes sur l'impact d'Internet sur la croissance économique. Le symposium commandité par le CRDI, qui a eu lieu à Saint Andrew, en Jamaïque, le 12 mai 2015, a traité de l'impact d'Internet sur la croissance é.

  3. Évolution des contraintes résiduelles dans la couche de diffusion d’un acier modèle Fe-Cr-C nitruré

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    Jegou, Sébastien; Barrallier, Laurent; Somers, Marcel A. J.

    2011-01-01

    Limiter la fatigue et la corrosion des pièces est possible grâce à une nitruration. Des contraintes résiduelles en découlent. Le rôle de la diffusion du carbone sur le développement de ces contraintes a été étudié sur un acier modèle Fe-3%m.Cr-0.35%m.C.......Limiter la fatigue et la corrosion des pièces est possible grâce à une nitruration. Des contraintes résiduelles en découlent. Le rôle de la diffusion du carbone sur le développement de ces contraintes a été étudié sur un acier modèle Fe-3%m.Cr-0.35%m.C....

  4. Le livre sur le livre traité de documentation

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    Otlet, Paul

    2015-01-01

    Paul Otlet est considéré comme le père des sciences de l'information. Ouvrage fondateur et fondamental, le Traité de documentation. Le livre sur le livre (1934) est l'aboutissement de son travail inlassable pour rassembler, classer et partager les connaissances. Otlet y propose une remarquable synthèse du savoir sur le livre et le document en même temps qu'il anticipe Internet et l'hypertexte. La réédition du Traité de documentation, 70 ans après la disparition de son auteur, coïncide avec la réouverture du Mundaneum à Mons, où le fabuleux héritage documentaire légué par Paul Otlet et Henri La Fontaine est conservé. « Ici, la table de travail n'est plus chargée d'aucun livre. À leur place se dresse un écran et à portée un téléphone. Là-bas, au loin, dans un édifice immense, sont tous les livres et tous les renseignements. De là, on fait apparaître sur l'écran la page à lire pour connaître la réponse aux questions posées par téléphone. » Préfaces de Benoît Peeters (éc...

  5. A Recommended Methodology for Quantifying NDE/NDI Based on Aircraft Engine Experience (Le Projet de Methodologie Pour l’Evaluation du Controle Non- Destructif Fonde sur l’Experience Acquise sur les moteurs d’Avions)

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    1993-04-01

    A Recommended Methodology for Quantifying NDE/NDI Based on Aircraft Engine Experience--Translation(Le Projet de Methodologie Pour l’Evaluation du Controle Non-Destructif Fonde sur l’Experience Acquise sur les moteurs d’Avions)

  6. Incidence des mesures antitabac et de la contrebande sur la ...

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    Ils intégreront les résultats préliminaires tirés de l'enquête mondiale sur le tabagisme chez les adultes qu'ont réalisée le ministère de la Santé et l'Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud en 2012. Ces données seront intégrées à une analyse de la demande plus structurée comportant des intervalles ...

  7. Regards Croises sur l\\'Alteration Supergene des Roches ...

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    Les deux modes de caractérisation ou les deux regards croisés sur une même réalité, le premier étant tourné vers l\\'origine et le second vers le devenir, loin de s\\'exclure, se complètent. Mots clés: Altération météorique – Bilans d\\'altération – Altérologie normative – Convergence. (Af. J. of Science and Technology: 2003 ...

  8. Notre continent, notre avenir : Perspectives africaines sur l ...

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    Thandika Mkandawire est directeur de l'Institut de recherche des Nations Unies pour le développement social (UNRISD) à Genève. De 1986 à 1996, il a été ... Un numéro spécial de la revue met en lumière les conclusions d'une étude financée par le CRDI sur le travail rémunéré des femmes. Policy in Focus publie un ...

  9. Observations sur l’indéterminabilité

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Pour Aristote, une proposition est vraie si elle correspond à un fait. Pour les Stoïciens, un raisonnement est valide si et seulement s’il est conforme à la forme canonique d’un trope. Mais affirmer cela c’était oublier que la vérité résulte toujours d’un processus de recherche, souvent long et complexe, qui repose sur l’interrogation, le questionnement, bref le dialogue. Alors qu’en logique standard, la proposition excluait toute dimension énonciative pour se réduire à un simple porteur de valeur de vérité, en logique dialogique chaque proposition est véritablement une proposition émanant d’un interlocuteur qui s’engage sur elle par un acte d’assertion. De plus, un tel acte de discours prend place dans un jeu dialogique (dialogspiel entre proposant et opposant. Dès lors, chaque proposition prend sens en fonction de son utilisation opératoire dans le jeu dialogique. On ne pense plus en termes d’axiomes, mais de système opératoire. On a là un développement remarquable du paradigme actionnel inauguré notamment par le Frege des Recherches logiques.Notre intention est donc de démontrer comment en théorie standard des modèles la décision sur la valeur de vérité d’un connecteur ou d’une proposition atomique dans un univers de discours donné reste une décision extra-logique. Dès lors une modélisation adéquate de la dimension dialogique de l’indéterminabilité ou de la véridicité consiste à articuler de façon adéquate validité et vérité, cohérence interne du dialogue et sanction attestée de façon externe. L’indéterminabilité, ainsi que la véridicité, sera le résultat d’un accord dialogique qui suppose au niveau interactionnel que les interlocuteurs reconnaissent leur consistance mutuelle et au niveau transactionnel qu’ils acceptent mutuellement le jugement d’un tiers qui atteste de la vérité des propositions atomiques sur le monde en question.

  10. sur la productivité des poulettes Effects o

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    Au Burkina Faso, le facteur limitant dans l'alimentation des volailles est la protéine. Une étude a été menée en vue d'évaluer les effets d'une ration contenant la variété de maïs jaune « Espoir » sur les performances de croissance et de ponte chez les poulettes. Une ration contenant la variété de maïs. Espoir (ESPOIR) et ...

  11. Effets de traitements herbicides sur Rhamphicarpa fistulosa (Hochst ...

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    SARAH

    30 nov. 2017 ... Préparation des échantillons pour la microscopie électronique à balayage (MEB) : Les graines sèches de R. fistulosa sont traitées par le CO2 jusqu'au point critique puis déposées sur des portoirs recouverts d'un ruban adhésif double face. Elles sont ensuite métallisées à l'or pour être enfin observées au.

  12. Zoom on India | Gros plan sur l’Inde

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    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Indian Energy Production and Consumption (in Million Tonnes of Oil EquivalentProduction et consommation d’énergie en Inde (en millions de tonnes d’équivalent pétroleSource: World Bank, World Bank Development Indicators, 2010.Indian Oil, Gas and Coal Imports (in Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent, 2008*Importations indiennes de pétrole, de gaz et de charbon (en millions de tonnes d’équivalent pétrole, 2008** 2009 for coal data | 2009 pour les données sur le charbon.Sources: British Petroleum...

  13. Influence des caracteristiques petro-structurales sur les proprietes ...

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    Deux variétés de quartzites de l'unité litho-tectonique de l'Atacora dans la chaîne panafricaine des Dahoméyides au Nord-Ouest du Bénin ont fait l'objet d'études pétrostructurales et mécaniques en vue de la détermination de l'influence de la minéralogie et de la déformation des roches sur leurs propriétés géotechniques.

  14. Influence des associations de cultures Vigna -sesbania sur la ...

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    L'objectif de cette étude était d'analyser la possibilité de développement d'une approche de lutte basée sur l'utilisation de Sesbania cannabina (Retz) Pers comme plante piège et source d'ennemis naturels de Maruca vitrata (Fabricius). Deux variétés de niébé ont été testées : «Kpodjiguêguê» (constituée des traitements ...

  15. EFFETS D'UN DEFICIT HYDRIQUE SUR CERTAINS ...

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    AISA

    Le cotonnier est connu pour sa sensibilité au déficit hydrique. Le présent travail a été initié afin de mesurer les effets de ce facteur chez la variété STAM129A de cotonnier vulgarisée au Togo. L'étude porte sur certains paramètres tels que la hauteur des plantes, la longueur des entrenœuds, le taux de rétention des ...

  16. Impact des traitements physicochimiques sur la clarte des hydrogels ...

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    Méthodes : La préparation est réalisée selon la méthode décrite par PINGNAULT utilisant 4% (P/P) d'amidon en base sèche.Sur les gels obtenu ont été déterminés successivement l'influence de la conservation au froid (4°C) par la méthode de CRAIG, de la longueur d'onde entre 400 et 700 nm, de la concentration en ...

  17. Suivi sur le programme de mentorat de journalistes scientifiques des ...

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    12 oct. 2010 ... Grâce au soutien de son mentor, Godefroy Chabi a acquis une bonne crédibilité au Bénin, notamment depuis qu'il rédige des chroniques régulières sur le sida pour l'agence +news. « J'estime avoir terminé mon mentorat en 2007, lorsque j'ai reçu un prix de l'African Information Society Initiative dans la ...

  18. Effet de Zingiber officinale l. (zingiberaceae) sur la croissance des ...

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    Le gombo est une plante maraîchère alimentaire et médicinale de grande consommation au Gabon. La présente étude a été réalisée pour améliorer les productions de ce légume, et pallier aux déficits observés sur le marché national. Les graines de gombo ont pour cela été prétraitées par immersion pendant 24 h dans 3 ...

  19. La Cooperación Sur-Sur y Triangular: ¿subversión o adaptación de la cooperación internacional? . Bruno Ayllon

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    Solano-Mercado, Ixhel; Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), México.

    2014-01-01

    Book review "La Cooperación Sur-Sur y Triangular: ¿subversión o adaptación de la cooperación internacional?" by Bruno Ayllon Reseña del libro "La Cooperación Sur-Sur y Triangular: ¿subversión o adaptación de la cooperación internacional?" escrito por Bruno Ayllon

  20. Effets du travail du sol sur le comportement chimique et biologique ...

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    Effets du travail du sol sur le comportement chimique et biologique du sol et les conséquences sur le rendement d'un blé tendre (Triticum aestivum L.) dans la région « non chernozem » de la fédération de Russie.